Iron Man Getting His Ass Kicked

iron man and beast

Beast: As much as it pains me to admit, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a problem that I can’t figure out.
Iron Man: I just heard my mating call.
Beast: This robot was built as an automated Hulk-Deterrent…And a sincere homage to your designs. I’m sure…Unfortunately, some nefarious agent has managed to infect its cortex with a few hundred lines of hostile code.
Iron Man: Do tell.
Beast: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s auto-fail-safes have kept the virus at bay so far, but it’s evolving every 3.5 sec–
Iron Man: Shh shh. Let your father work–I’ll let you know when the fix is something you can power-chug out of a graduated cylinder.
*Fail-safes disabled*
Beast: Is that wise?
Iron Man: I need to get my fingers in there.
*Aggressive code spreading.*
Iron Man: Wow, nice. The code is really down in there. The game is afoot…
*System corruption at 32%*
Iron Man: Firmware infection. Haven’t seen that before.
*System corruption at 56%*
Iron Man: Ha. This guy’s got strong game. But I come alive in the fourth quarter.
*System corruption at 93%*
Iron Man: Okay, when in doubt, cheat.
*System corruption complete. Green OPS mecha 001 activated.*
Beast: What happened?
Iron Man: I’m not going to lie to you, Hank. I just got my ass kicked.

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