Perhaps I should have put that in spoiler tags?
As the sun rose over Gotham, the shadows retreated from it's glaring light, exposing the carnage that had come in the night. Wait, there is no carnage, just a lot of people standing around. Far too many, like they hadn't done anything when they had every opportunity to. "I wonder," mused The Scrutineer, but he wasn't to wonder long. Three figures emerged from a nearby subway station and casually strode up to the gathered heroes, killing them one by one, quickly, calmly, efficiently, all while protecting each other. It was an organized and thoughtful assault, but just as it seemed that they would be victorious, a few superheroes awoke and jumped into action... killing yet more of their own. "Oh, that's convenient," quipped Rogue Hunter as they stood back and watched the confused heroes finishing their job. "Quite sporting of them," I must say, joked Hedge Guy. "It's almost like they never had a clue," scoffed Esur, The Ghost Hunter. And they really didn't. The villains quickly dispatched even those few who had risen to the call for justice. The streets of Gotham ran red with their blood. We'll get someone in to clean that up shortly.
"Gentlemen," proclaimed The Scrutineer, "I must congratulate you on a job well done. You took the time to understand what you were doing, then chose an efficient plan that you executed with no real flaws. Your two losses only came because of the much greater numbers that the heroes enjoyed, and in the end, you still managed to overpower and out-think them. I'm quite pleased with your efforts. You shall do nicely."
"Um, thanks. Do what?" asked Rogue Hunter.
"Oh, this," said The Scrutineer as he pushed the big red button. "Shall we fire up the helicopter now?" asked the Kitten Twins. "Yes, our work here is done." They casually boarded the helicopter and left. Just left. That's it. No trickery. No missiles. No fiery inferno. Not even a kitten in a tree.
Nothing but a simple "I don't understand" came from the three surviving villains at the same moment. They didn't even notice the waves of robot killers that had quietly surrounded them, nor did they have time to react before they had all been slaughtered.
From their secluded observation room, The Scrutineer watched with interest as it all happened. "Well, that was disappointing, for the best of the best they hardly put up any fight at all." "Shall we invite the next set of heroes, sir?" asked the twins in unison. "Yes, after our midday cat nap," he replied, reaching for their collars. And the whip. And a nice set of cuffs.
Congratulations to Jackattack7, Esurient and Clone gunner comander jedi for surviving to the end,
and ScubaCarrot and Professor Flitwick for helping lead them to that success.
Feel free to discuss things here, both players and spectators alike and thanks to all who participated!