SW10/WWW: Powernaut 2006 #12: What? Ultimate Darkness?

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Wed Sep 7 18:18:54 PDT 2016

Powernauts may have found something they can't beat...  Powernaut 2006 


For years now, I've considered how quickly I could (ahem) cover the 
world in Ultimate Darkness so as to quiet my enemies, provided I could 
summon it and make it grow exponentially.  I figure:  five seconds to 
cover my body in Darkness; five more to cover several square blocks; 
five more to cover a county or metro area; and five more after that to 
cover the Earth.  Fifteen seconds after *that*, I'd blot out everything 
inside the orbit of Jupiter...  So, yeah, Powernauts vs. Ultimate 
Darkness is a very quick fight.  Heh.


Bonus Section: Commentary from Wyatt Ferguson! All Those People Who 
Still Have Powers

So, apparently there was a superpowered fight among people in a 
detention camp for *depowered* superhumans.  I imagine a lot of people 
just ducking for cover...  But how could that be?

Aside from the Powernaut, I blame magic.  Evil Mages went through an 
elaborate ritual to summon power from beyond the universe, and used 
"Crack Hitler" as their focus.  They used some rudimentary Doom 
Creatures for that purpose.  Doom Creatures stayed on Earth, and never 
got depowered by aliens.  *These* were low-powered anyway, at least 
compared to (say) the Doom Bear.  Of course, when universes were 
breached, a conduit was open for Vara Hosea (our world's second best 
mage, and my *superior* as a Champion of Death - see 
http://www.eilertech.com/stories/death.htm) to tap power to more-or-less 
match the Powernaut.

Still, I have to explain one other...  Remember the Giant Toe Which 
Thrashes Men Severely?  (2006 #3!)  It *made it through* the Alien 
Powerdown (http://www.eilertech.com/stories/2005/journal_melon.htm). But 
the power *source* was outside the toe.  *That's* what got powered down. 
  Until the toe *spent* its power, it had its power!  And my friend 
Toejam hoarded that one last toe... until his bus full of 
*relatively*-defenseless lady dancers got invaded!  Of course, they were 
all highly skilled, and they had (DJ) Ellipsis *plus* the Powernaut on 
board... but that's another story.  I shall have to get interviews for 
that one someday.

There may be some other anomalies, but I think I've got most of them now.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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