Did you know I thought for the longest time Axel might have a hearing problem?
Its mostly because he ALWAYS had those headphones in even during a fight. So I figured it was to help him hear what was going on around him instead of distracting him with music or something. Like the Walkman (which was always looks Cassette-player and never changed through the years. I mean really.) could actually be a super mic or something.
I was pretty much gone all last and this past weekend. Plus with last night being New Years eve, I’ve had a lot of time recently to plot and think.
HEAD CANON AND PLOTS BELOW. BEWARE.
You know I’m just going to post this so I have proof for later if I turn out to be right OK?
So, apparently a tank will fly in issue 17. There is a big difference between a flying tank and one they flies.
So my thought is Iris is coming back with her merry band in that tank… and fall right out of the sky. That technically would be flying. Might be interesting. I can’t wait to see if I’m right ovo i so love being right and predicting these things (still sad Axel’s Soviet tank is broken but oh well. It was a nice dream. uvu)
I had a dream that David died trying to save everyone from Grodd and James got sent in from the FBI to help clean up the mess
And I don’t think I need to say where that dream left me uwu
I… Oh man that hurts like…
Fuckno… WAIT… SOLUTION.(causeyoubreakingmyhearthereCas.Iloveyoubutyea.)
Axel dies, and James comes from the FBI to reclaim all his stuff and meets David who had to bag and tag all the shit and they talk. Piper comes in to say hi to David cause they’ve been outed and James’s is all “Piper what are you doing here?” They catch up and David who kinda was OK with James (they were bonding over tech ok?) is all jelly and what it eventually boils down to is my solution is threesome.
There had been a few times Warlock forgot that the wand was not a part of him. It was just meant to be a tool, an extension of his arm. Not like a missing piece of who he was.
Head canon fun time: (a little over 3 years here)
Nicholas Arner Boyd with the help of his best friend Lance Burke, set up the Renegades under the instruction of the Judge as Commander Cold and Heatstroke.
R&D was the first major expansion of the task force getting the best scientist possible, Amon Alcalay code named Elementalist, to head the Department.Bekka later recommended Amelia Enda for the second in command.
The first recruit was a kid just out of school named Shane Louis Stevens who got the codename Trixster for his gadgets and brains.
Next by mistake was Wilhelm Haydon who was at the base for another job but the Weather Wand being tested by R&D reacted so violently to him that the Renegades snatched him up and took him as their Weather Warlock.The Commander would train Trixster while Heat worked with Warlock.
A little while later, Amon made the Rainbow Twins, Rover and Ravager.The two would only be used if he was on a mission with them.
Not long after the Team came across another remarkable man who discovered the world beyond a mirror with old tech from the past Mirror Masters. Jack Carrol would be their Mirror Monarch.
A month or so later, Cathrine Lockhart fresh from the academy requested and was granted a position of a second team of Renegades as Golden Glider but chooses the name Silver Skater.
None of them know how long after they noticed the elusive Vladimir Tepes, who’s real name they never could quite figure out, join the team in his own way as Count Boomerang.
During the same time, the Twins found a civilian helping people evacuated an area using music to charm people away. They took him back to the base and he became their Music Maestro.
Last but not least, Benedict joins the Renegades as the Top.
I’ve detailed most of his equipment here. I initially planned for him to have cross boomerangs instead (which would work like giant shurikens for close and medium range) but changed my mind. He’d have them, but he only pulls them out when he had no choice but to fight close-ranged. They’re folded inside the same place which sheaths the tri-blade boomerangs, but not obvious to the eye. I have too many headcanons to list for this guy so I won’t do them here.
And as much as I really want to go with Lieutenant Frisbee, it just doesn’t go with the pattern of names. Doesn’t mean I can’t still call him that, though. Right, Frisbee?
“What bloody ‘ell of a name in Count Boomerang anyway?
“Exactly. *mock teeth bite*”
This question was a tricky one which required a little extensive research and a visit or two to the R&D department. After a few days of pondering over various designs (Commander wasn’t happy), this slide below shows my vision of how he might look like if there was a Boomerang in The Renegades, which brief explanations detailing his equipment.
Most of the boomerangs would be foldable and could snap open into place if handled in the right way. The goggles come with a targeting and data briefing system which connects to the gloves, which could remotely control the boomerangs and change their functions during battle. There are also small boomerangs built into the gloves which could be ejected quickly. And as I was putting this together in a hurry, there is another part of the equipment which could not be seen clearly in the image above. It is mounted at the back and contained 6 folded tri-blade boomerangs, which are theoretically faster.
I was not asked this, but the naming process is also an important one which concerned me. The pattern of a name usually sticks with our gimmicks while replacing the status identification, so the obvious choice would have been “Commander” in place of “Captain”. However, having two commanders in the team would be awkward and extremely confusing. Therefore, after giving it some thought, I have decided that “Count Boomerang” sounded the best among all the other possibilities.
*muffled laughter could be heard over the voice com*
What is it, Heatstroke?
I don’t see why you couldn’t have gone with Lieutenant Frisbee!
Think about it! It sticks in your mind better, doesn’t it? And much better than C-Captain Comeback! *guffaw*
It’s… Oh, for- This ends this session. Thank you for your time. Seriously, Heatstro-
Flash Renegades AU: The Elementalist
Lines and final editing by me. Colours done by Waterwindow. :D
The Elementalist is the head of R&D who prefers not to step foot into the field if he had a say in it. Most of the time he doesn’t, unless it was an emergency, or a situation which requires full extermination. His pouch carries small orbs which contain different elemental properties (with the exception of the disintegration orbs) which could be triggered by voice command. They could also be slotted into his gun which could then utilise the elements of the orbs (different combinations for different outcomes possible).
I took a leaf out of Heatstroke’s book for his gas mask design as I personally thought his old style tubing would be an easy target (I’m not sure how that works, don’t ask 8D”). I covered his entire body with the suit as he doesn’t have the stone’s protection against the elements unlike Albert who bared his neck and hands. The rest of the design stayed pretty close to Mr. Element’s.
Thanks so much for letting me color it mein :D The edits look lovely
If anyone had the right to color this Water, it was you~ And it looks fantastic~ Great job both of you~
((And some more~ 8D
A little more on his mental state. From the little comic drawn of him the other day. I see Top as like just a bubble of emotion and anger at the moment. Anger at pretty much everyone and everything. Even if that anger isn’t justified, and even if part of him knows that anger isn’t justified.
I feel that, I’m really trying to find the right words to say this (because I suck at words), he’s shut down a little bit more. When Heatstroke comes to visit him he’s [Top] not as open as he used to be. Neither of them are hostile or cold, but you can tell that there’s a sense of hurt, betrayal, and a smidge of anger coming from Lance, and Unjustified anger, sorrow, and shame coming from Top. They’re still civil and have conversations [a lot of times stilted on Tops end], but Lance could never forgive him and their relationship could never truly be the same.
As I said before Top has a lot of mixed and contradicting emotions right now. What went down was traumatic on all ends especially his. The anger, guilt, desperation, and depression has worn him down. I would think that since this time is harder on it’s inmates then ours, (and those with emotional, psychological, and/or psychiatric issues are exactly treated with the most sympathy or empathy in the 21st century) the most help that Top has received for these issues is the occasional visit with Heatstroke.
He’s not being mistreated or abused during his incarceration, Commander made sure of that, but he’s not receiving much in the way of therapy. He’s had to find his own ways to quell the rise of emotions.
I’m really loving these. 8)
Anon also said, if anything contradicts anyone’s headcanons, please say so.
Anon also had this to say:
…the only thing I wasn’t able to come up for him was a name and age. [though I am thinking older monarch, younger than lance maybe a year older or a couple years younger than commander, but I don’t know]
Monarch decided on the name Benedict. (8 ))
So far Anon, it looks like you’ve been perfect. I’m glad you’ve expanded so much on Top’s relationship with Heatstroke because I feel the same about it.
Just adding with a bit of my own head canon, Heatstroke, ever since the Top’s betrayal, has been looking out more for his teammates, noticing things things he hasn’t before. He honestly feels that if he had known, not necessarily about the Top’s past but that he was feeling off, he could have prevented the whole thing from happening.