High Beam’s Hijinks –
So I was walking
my dog in Peregrine Island, minding my own business when suddenly some Carnies
accost me telling me to give them my money. I will be honest, I laughed at
them. The ironic part is that though they are all about the whole carnival
thing with the loud clothes and the juggling and the “cute” masks, they
apparently don’t have a sense of humor. They start whipping out juggling pins
and knives and doing the whole fire spitting thing and again I laughed. I asked
them if they knew who I was and they said something along the lines of “who
cares, you’ll be dead soon.” So I laughed again and told them that I was High
Beam of the Babes of War. Needless to say they were unhappy to hear that for my
reputation for spanking these demented clowns is well known.
But I have to give them credit, they didn’t back down. This didn’t stop me from
“arresting” the lot of them in like ten seconds, but during the fight something
happened that made me laugh my ass off. One of these insane clowns jumped as I
hit her with an Explosive Blast and it knocked her on top of some electric
wires. Granted she was knocked out but for a few seconds she lay up there,
balancing on these wires. That’s when I thought of something funny . . .
unconscious circus people on a wire up high . . . like a high wire act.
Okay it was funny to me.
But it set me thinking about other times I had seen this. When the Winter Lords
attacked Paragon City, I busted ones ass in Skyway City and it ended up tossing
him up on the wires, again knocked out. Another time I was in an alternate
dimension fighting that crazed Psychic Clockwork King and he too got knocked
onto the wires, though he was still fighting. This has happened with the
alternate dimension Babbage as well. So being bored and looking for cheap
entertainment, I decided to see how many villains I could knock up onto the
My first success was a Tsoo Ancestor in Steel Canyon, who was in hover mode. I
caught him from a low angle and drilled him with an Energy Torrent and cool, he
got stuck there. I tried to do this several more times but couldn’t make it
work again. Next I moved back to Skyway City and tried it on some Trolls, but
again I could not get them on the wire. I tried this like 10 times before I got
pissed and moved on. Now Kings Row is money for this trick because there are
wires like everywhere. I got a Prototype Oscillator and a Hellion on the wires
but my best accomplishment was tossing two Skulls up on the wires at the same
time. I had no luck pulling this trick on the Lost.
But like all circus acts, I began to tire of the evolution and decided to go
back home on Peregrine Island. As I stepped off the Ferry I noticed the
funniest sight. Standing on the wires with his “balancing” staff in hand was a
Fake Nemesis and sure as hell, there were three Carnies below him cheering him
on. I left the poor bastard on the wire and went home pondering the concept of
a new Reality show . . . Battle of the Network Super Hero Stars. Hmmm.