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#1 Edited by Lord_Naru (362 posts) - - Show Bio

"defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu

Naru was Defeated at the battle of Gothic city over a year ago and he saw STRIKE was pulling the strings. To that end he sought to take revenge but not just revenge but to end this organization once and for all!

Dallas, Texas 855 meters in the air

STRIKE HQ or rather there helicarrier flies over the city of Dallas on its way to a classified location. Unknowingly to STRIKE Musashi played by mind control he did his part in placing a tracking beacon on the helicarriers hull before he left. On board the STRIKE helicarrier things went along fine, repairs were finished new armaments where loaded and Xae, Tryus and the rest of the gang was none the wiser.

In till...

(@tyrus_ and @ any other STRIKE members that want in.)

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STRIKE's helicarrier's radar lit up like a damn chrismas tree! "MA'AM I GOT COUNT, 36 UNKNOWNS HEADING TOWARDS US AND MACH 2"! a STRIKE bridge officer yelled at Tyrus. Then the air lights up with inbound missiles from 36 heavily armed Ravjets. "INBOUND, COUNT 230 ANTI-AIR MISSILES"! The bridge officer yells out with a panic tone in his voice. So many missiles inbound at the helicarrier can they all be destroyed?!

meanwhile at the same time

On one of the two inbound armed helicarriers Naru gives a speech and lets STRIKE listen in so it floods there radio's, "To all my brothers and sisters in Hydra we wish you welcome and bid you a hello, TO THE SHOW OF THE END OF STRIKE"!! Naru continues his speech, now letting the whole world witness the event from thousands of small camera drones all over the battlefield in the air, "Humanity will witness its first reclamation as STRIKE, this unforgiving, this unjust organization that has been by your side for so long BE VANQUISHED"! Naru continues getting into the speech like hes some sort of god, "ALL OF YOU WILL WITNESS THE POWER OF HYDRA AND ITS ARMY"! At that point both Hydra helicarriers fired long range shells from there four forward triple barreled cannons at STRIKE's helicarrier. Naru was humiliated in Gothic and he blames STRIKE for everything its now time for there humiliation!

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#2 Edited by Tyrus_ (369 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru:

While everyone else was busy freaking out about the sudden hostiles and incoming missiles, Tyrus stood quietly at the back of the command center, her eyes scanning a myriad of displays and readouts. Her mind immediately began processing the data and working out a thousand possible scenarios. Each one that ended in defeat was discarded while possible victory scenarios were reviewed again as her Tyrant influenced mind predicted events well into the future of the battle. While everyone else was worried, Tyrus smiled.

She tapped a few command keys and sent orders to selected heroes, each one given a task of either offense or defense based on their skills and abilities. She have no commands for defense against the missiles to the ship crew because they operated automatically. CIWS defense turrets automatically tracked incoming missiles and began a rate of fire so intense it essentially threw up a wall of lead around the carrier.

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A second line of defense activated as well, small missile launchers popped up all around the carrier, identified missiles as targets and let fly their ammunition. Finally a third line of defense was activated, certain winged individuals @aleron were given orders by the computer to go out and intercept and destroy enemy missiles. Solar Hawk took flight from the deck and activated her White Lantern ring. She used the ring to create a series of barrier walls, taking out dozens of the enemy missiles on her own. Dozens more fell to the phalanx defense system and even more to the anti-missile missile turrets.

The carrier was built to take severe punishment and its defense systems focused first on the areas most vulnerable to attack, such as the huge turbines. All of these were cleared of enemy missiles, defended by a hail of bullets, missiles and energy shields. Other missiles began to break through though, slamming into the hull with explosive force that tore into the armored carrier. For the most part anti-air missiles were far less destructive than anti-ship missiles and their smaller payloads were unable to do more than visual damage, though the swarming attack did cause some holes to form in the side of the vessel, none of it was damage that Tyrus was (yet) concerned about.

The incoming shells were a different matter. Most of them were destroyed by the hail of bullets that went up as an immediate defense mechanism but six of them got through. Two destroyed phalanx turrets, one hit a Ravjet and sent its remains flying over the other side of the carrier's deck, the rest slammed into the side of the ship and resulted in terrible explosions that rocked the entire carrier and started small fires within the hull.

Tyrus read the damage readouts, saw they were as predicted and smiled. "Our turn. Launch all aircraft, sound emergency alert and prepare boarding parties. Order all heroes to take immediate offensive action against the inbound carriers, we'll take care of the fighter craft. Xae, you know your mission."

Ravjets began launching even as the attack on the STRIKE carrier was still finishing and soon the sky would be filled with brutal dog fights.

For her part, Xae snapped her fingers with one long, slow snap that activated her experimental portal teleportation device and deposited her on the deck of the nearest Hydra carrier. She drew her plasma pistol and immediately sprinted down the deck towards the entryway to the rest of the ship.

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#3 Posted by Aleron (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus_: @lord_naru:

Aleron spee into acrion on one of the lesser protected areas. He began taking an enormous inhale breath dragging four shells and two missiles straight towards him. As they got within two yards he stopped and spread his wings around them just before they went off inside his wings. They easily took the hit, though time wasn't exactly on his side as more shells were incoming.

He flew forwards fast and released a sudden gust of wind, which would be much like a solid object to explosive shells. He took out several explosives and dropped fifteen shells with that attack but suddenly he got tossed back by an unexpected missile fired at him from below. Fortunatly for him it was aimed at his feet and was more of throwing him off balance for a few moments before he caught himself. The next time he was prepared and redirected it at the drone which fired it by blowing at the correct speed from an angle until it was finally facing the drone.

Flying back and forth trying to stop the shells he searched the attacks for weak points. His best plan would simply be to return the attacks he could, and sneak in one every once in a while, and block any other attacks he could.

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#4 Posted by starspeed (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru: @tyrus_: @aleron:

"This is Starspeed, just tell me where I'm needed." Varo said on the comms appearing in a flash wearing his armor on the flight deck and walking determinedly in the direction of the attacks as he began moving his hands and arm and a bright blue flame appeared on each hand.

He lifted into the air floating above the helicarrier. He tilted his hands towards the enemy and the flame shot forwards actually freezing the missiles and shells instead of burning, detonating, or reppeling them. He didn't even bother to look behind him as a drone flew by, instead another stream of the freezing fire flew behind him dropping the drone to shatter on the ground.

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#5 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus_: @aleron: @starspeed:

Alarms rang out all around, People began running rapid around the ship. this made Leon become quite curious as to why the sudden panic. Opening the door he looked around outside of his room. Then slowly he walked out making little more noise then a shadow would as he moved through the dark hallway with flashing red light for alarms. suddenly he smelled rocket fuel that wasnt similer to STRIKE. He assumed it was an attack. "hydra....iu assume" he said in a cold and yet compleatly unfazed. even when the ship shook but he managed to keep his feet firm. He took a radio from a fallen worker seeing who would pick up "anyone mind filling me in?" he said on the radio hoping for some awnsers

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#6 Posted by starspeed (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@leon_dissada:

"Hydra is trying to destroy STRIKE. They're attacking, get out here and help if you can. I'm waiting to see if I get any special orders." Starspeed answered over the comms, "This is Starspeed by the way."

He was still floating over the carrier moving around blocking attacks and sending solid streams of white beams through drones that went after him.

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#7 Posted by Lord_Naru (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@starspeed: @leon_dissada: @tyrus_:

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As Ravjet dog fights rage on the hundreds of inbound missiles where blocked and destroyed by STRIKE's superhuman crew members! Each attack Hydra's two helicarriers made kept being intercepted by the super hero's of STRIKE and Naru was getting angry. Standing on the bridge of the second carrier Naru told the pilots of the two Hydra helicarriers, "go around and under them, and keep firing"! As the two Hydra helicarriers flanked the STRIKE carrier and got underneath it Naru said, "fire all cannons, burn there head quarters to the ground"! At that moment both Hydra helicarriers open fired with all there batteries striking STRIKE's helicarrier from underneath damaging the ship!

At the same time Xae teleports onto the flight deck of the same carrier Naru was on. Minutes later as the fight intensified Naru notices Xae over the flight deck camera's and told a security team to intercept her and kill her! On top of the second Hydra helicarrier 40 jetpacked Hydra soldiers armed with assault rifles granades and sidearms flew and landed on the deck of STRIKE's helicarrier and started to kill anyone they saw! Meanwhile everyone around the world watched on there TV's in shock that STRIKE was in trouble, but where they really?

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#8 Posted by Aleron (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru:

Without a word Aleron sucked as many projectiles as he could towards him then redirected them at the ships engines from below attempting to force it to crash. Then he flew on top diving towards the jetpack soldiers. Their bullets didn't phase him as he drew closer. Before he reached them he slammed his wings together sending both bullets and men backwards against each other. Before seeing the result he again launched himself directly into the air and divebombed directly at one of the enemy ships engine! Fully intent on ripping it apart with all 150 tons of his strength.

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#9 Posted by starspeed (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@starspeed: @leon_dissada: @tyrus_:

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As Ravjet dog fights rage on the hundreds of inbound missiles where blocked and destroyed by STRIKE's superhuman crew members! Each attack Hydra's two helicarriers made kept being intercepted by the super hero's of STRIKE and Naru was getting angry. Standing on the bridge of the second carrier Naru told the pilots of the two Hydra helicarriers, "go around and under them, and keep firing"! As the two Hydra helicarriers flanked the STRIKE carrier and got underneath it Naru said, "fire all cannons, burn there head quarters to the ground"! At that moment both Hydra helicarriers open fired with all there batteries striking STRIKE's helicarrier from underneath damaging the ship!

At the same time Xae teleports onto the flight deck of the same carrier Naru was on. Minutes later as the fight intensified Naru notices Xae over the flight deck camera's and told a security team to intercept her and kill her! On top of the second Hydra helicarrier 40 jetpacked Hydra soldiers armed with assault rifles granades and sidearms flew and landed on the deck of STRIKE's helicarrier and started to kill anyone they saw! Meanwhile everyone around the world watched on there TV's in shock that STRIKE was in trouble, but where they really?

Varo looked at the ships move and decided it was time to go fully on defense. He'd let the others deal with the smaller attackers.

Starspeed floated down to below the ship and spread both hands apart. A giant white glowing shield slowly started to envelop the ship blocking the attacks which were supposed to destroy it. It continued to spread reaching all the way to almost half of the entire ship. Even at this point, a giant white beam began growing towards one of the ships below. It was unlikely the ship could even dodge the gigantic attack which would completely crush one of the turbines as it descended.

"Hurry up and take out whoever is in charge if you can!" Came Starspeeds voice over the comms although his mouth didn't seem to move.

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#10 Edited by Tyrus_ (369 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru: @starspeed: @leon_dissada: @aleron

Sending simple security forces against Xae was like throwing raw meat to a shark. The squad leader died in an instant, turned into bubbling goo by a plasma pistol shot. After that they had closed ranged and Xae got much messier. She activated her claws and literally gutted the first two men to arrive, quick slashes spilled their intestines on the deck and she strode past them, driving her claws through the face of the next man. The last man standing struck her with bladed weapon and it sliced through the outer layer of armor only to get stuck in the under-mesh. She snarled and jerked the blade from his hand. She stepped into his reach and tore his throat out with her claws.

Bathed in the blood of her enemies the lethal heroine continued on her mission, engaging in a sprint across the deck at sixty miles an hour. Two plasma blasts slagged the door to the command tower and she headed inside. There she removed a device from her belt and activated it, tossing it down to the deck below before she headed for the command deck itself with every intent of killing whoever was in charge of this assault personally or taking him to the carrier for Tyrus.

The device was an anti-matter bomb, its inner workings protected by the same material that she'd constructed her armor from. It would be too advanced for the crew of the ship to disarm, though they might be able to try and get rid of it as quickly as they could if they recognized what it was. The weapon was on a one minute countdown. When it hit that minute if the weapon was still in range of Xae's armor it would send a signal that would activate her evacuation portal. The second thing it would do is combine one ounce of matter with one ounce of anti-matter. The result would be an explosion equal in force to 1.22 megatons, roughly .46 megatons smaller than the first hydrogen bomb and many times larger than either of the bombs dropped on Japan. The explosion would lack some of the properties of a nuclear detonation such as radioactive fallout. Fortunately, that wasn't going to happen just yet.

On the STRIKE carrier Tyrus was pleased to see things going as planned, her own people were acting in defense of the ship just as she had expected them to. She opened a com channel to all STRIKE heroes. "I want that second carrier destroyed, do everything in your power to see that it happens."

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#11 Edited by Aleron (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus_:

"Already on it," Aleron said as be slammed directly into the engine and covered his face in biosteel to protect himself from the degree of all the propellers shattering. He slammed both wings between it and the rest of the ship and tore as hard as he could until it ripped right off. If he hadn't grabbed it it would have simply dropped. But now that he was holding it he slammed it into the ship breaking off yet more of it. Dropping the engine where it was, inside the ship, he dropped under the center of the carrier and began tearing through the the floors to open up for the top. Leaving a giant hole.

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#12 Posted by starspeed (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru: @aleron: @tyrus:

Instead of replying he decided quick action was best. He closed his eyes and then opened them, they glowed bright blue. The white shield disappeared and Starspeed with it. He reappeared but a moment later next to another turbine on the same side as Aleron, he drove his sword directly into the turbine cutting off every propeller, only a moment after he teleported to directly inside severing it from the rest of the carrier. However he lifted his hand, and the turbine rose with it, as he clenched his fist it became an enormous ball.

He made a throwing motion into the ship and the giant, ex turbine, ball slammed into it continuing even after he let go. Turning back to the STRIKE carrier he teleported to it and began creating another shield, this time much faster in order to stop what he had missed while he was busy.

"That should be enough to take her down," His voice was heard.

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#13 Posted by Lord_Naru (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@leon_dissada: @tyrus_: @starspeed: @aleron:

As the second Hydra helicarrier engulfed into a ball of fire Naru got extremely angry! "THATS IT ILL TAKE CARE OF THEM MYSELF"! Naru yelled as he took his spec ops squad of 5 with him to go kill the STRIKE member that was on board. Knowing that this fight was not going to be easy he grabbed his XM8 and loaded it with anti-mutant rounds that would have the stopping power enough to kill Xae! At the same time the helicarrier they where on began a steady retreat away from STRIKE's helicarrier as they kept firing with no effect do to a super hero's shield blocking all incoming shots.

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Naru finally cought up with Xae, he looks at her ans his spec ops team surrounds her and said as he points his XM8 at her, "I think its time for you to die, you been on my ship long enough"! at that moment he fires his XM8 at Xae and the spec ops team also fires there f2000's at her around the same time hoping for no escape without injury or in hoping to kill her on the spot. Meanwhile a Hydra Ravjet gets shot down and crashes into one of Hydra helicarriers engines and it begins to descend and started to fall out of the sky!

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#14 Edited by hunterzillas (1183 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru: @leon_dissada: @tyrus_: @starspeed: @aleron:

STRIKE Helicarrier

Wait..that voice...

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Omega was already on the move. A soon as that familiar voice rang throughout the intercoms, he sped forth at full speed, darting down the corridors of the Helicarrier and leaving behind large burnt marks on the floors as he passed the corners.

It's Hydra. That son of a bitch is back! Omega thought to himself as he approached, the hangar of STRIKES air base. About a year ago, Omega and a small group of other heroes had been there at Gothic City when he attacked. A brutal battle, struggling to defeat the tyrant. In the end, they had managed to thwart his attack, but at the cost of civilian lives. Omega himself had been attacked directly by Lord Naru, his blade having pierced through his heart. To this day, a scar remained, not fully healed. Gritting his teeth, Omega sought to right that wrong.

"OUT OF MY WAY!" cried the super weapon, sprinting forth and shoving past several STRIKE personnel. As he had said the words, a pilot had been preparing to get launch. Leaping up, Omega ripped open the latch, grabbing the pilot and throwing him back. "Thank you for your cooperation!" Closing the latch, Omega began to pilot the plane out of the hanger.Flying from the base, he managed to trace where Lord Naru's comm was coming from. Emitting from one of the enemy ships, Omega pushed the flight craft into maximum overdrive, a sonic cone beginning to form. Vengeance will be mine!"

Later...

Aerial dogfights behind him, Omega poised his vehicle, aiming it towards the enemy helicarrier. However, he had no plan of slowing down.Unsheathing his Element-H blade, Indignation, Omega cut through the latch above him. Setting the plane on auto pilot, he leaped on top of the vessel, and to anyone who saw, it would look as though he was surfing atop the jet. Well...I've had worse entrances, thought Omega. At the last minute, he jumped from his ride, allowing it to crash into the runway. The Ultimate Weapon jumped from the jet, rolling across the top of the ship. Coming to a stop. he pierced the top of the runway with his sword, spinning around to create a hole that allowed him to enter the base.

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Dropping to the floor below, he continued to speed forth, re-sheathing his sword. His trace on the comms still active, he followed it, making a beeline for Lord Naru. Eventually, coming down the correct hallway, he noticed a fellow hero, Xae, was there was well. Dashing, leaped over the their heads, landing before the leader of Hydra and unsheathing his blade. In several slashes, Omega swatted several bullet rounds aside. "Oh no you don't. You're mine!"

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#15 Posted by Gale_Xanders (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

@hunterzillas: @lord_naru: @leon_dissada: @tyrus_: @starspeed: @aleron:

If he's going after this guy for revenge, I'll let him have all the fun. Xae determined. Bullets smashed into her armor and flattened. Simple lead bullets and even armor piercing rounds had virtually no chance of penetrating her armor plating unless they simply found a weak point or a flaw in the design. The kinetic impacts were absorbed by her armor's undermesh, preventing her from suffering the pain that she might otherwise have felt form the impact of bullets against her armored body. Despite both of these facts several rounds did make it through the armor plating, everything had weak points, usually joints or the perfect strike against a place where armor plating was shifting with her body. These impacts went straight through the undermesh, several rounds striking her torso and plunging into her body. Xae staggered back under the impact, green blood escaping from the wounds...

Need bigger bullets than that to take me down. Despite the pain and the likely damage to internal organs Xae pushed on, her body able to tolerate greater damage than a human's. Slowed down by her wounds Xae launched an all out brutal assault against the men surrounding her, her claws sought throats as she lashed out at the nearest few and sought to grab hold of one, pull him in front of her and use him as a personal shield. She discarded the unfortunate victim a few moments later and resumed her clawed assault. The ancient predator would not be denied revenge against those who had wounded her. Xae kept a count down to her anti-matter bomb visible in her HUD display at all times. Once the countdown was complete she would need to grab her vengeful ally, uncertain if he had his own means of escape when the time came.

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#16 Posted by Aleron (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@starspeed: @starspeed: @lord_naru: @hunterzillas: @gale_xanders:

"Anyone need help right now?" Aleron asked beginning a fast flight to the STRIKE carrier and hitting two men in the arms with bullets they fired at him. He dove down and lifted them both up slamming their heads together and knocking them both unconscious. He suddenly gave a sharp exhale sending more of them sprawling off the edge.

He looked to see the last enemy carrier falling out of the sky, even though he knew there was still some on board, "Hey, ya'll better have a way out on that carrier cause it's going down!" He said on the comms as he darted towards it ignoring some of the attacks from drones and sometimes grabbing and returning them, or using a sort of vacuum to redirect them back.

"Do ya'll on the Hydra hellicarier need a lift? I'm coming in."

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#17 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@starspeed: @lord_naru: @hunterzillas: @gale_xanders: @aleron: @aleron: I see" he said as the ship shook again and he was shot against the wall. he shook his head and moved his white silver hair out of his face and soon He let out a sigh "alright...." he said as he stood up "Star speed, open the airlock for 5 seconds in hallway B9" he told him as he waited near it. Being one of the undead, he didn't need to breath to stay alive, which meant space wasn't any kind of issue for him

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#19 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru: @hunterzillas: @gale_xanders: @aleron: @aleron: @starspeed:"You see there ship?" he asked as hge watched it out of the window shooting at them "Im going to launch myself straight at it and try and find a way in...Im already dead so I don't require air to sustain me" he told him as he dug his blade into the ground to propell himself out once it opened

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#20 Posted by Gale_Xanders (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

@aleron said:

@starspeed: @starspeed: @lord_naru: @hunterzillas: @gale_xanders:

"Anyone need help right now?" Aleron asked beginning a fast flight to the STRIKE carrier and hitting two men in the arms with bullets they fired at him. He dove down and lifted them both up slamming their heads together and knocking them both unconscious. He suddenly gave a sharp exhale sending more of them sprawling off the edge.

He looked to see the last enemy carrier falling out of the sky, even though he knew there was still some on board, "Hey, ya'll better have a way out on that carrier cause it's going down!" He said on the comms as he darted towards it ignoring some of the attacks from drones and sometimes grabbing and returning them, or using a sort of vacuum to redirect them back.

"Do ya'll on the Hydra hellicarier need a lift? I'm coming in."

"One of us will." Xae replied over the com. The other one is getting out of here with a vortex. "Be quick though, I put an anti-matter bomb on the carrier and once this fight is over we're going to need out and fast. The blast radius is rather large and won't be contained by the hull of the carrier."

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#21 Posted by Aleron (362 posts) - - Show Bio

@lord_naru: @hunterzillas: @starspeed: @gale_xanders: @leon_dissada:

"Coming," Aleron said darted onto the carrier and knocking Hydra agents aside as his wings sped by. Folding them up he ran through the halls to catch up with Xae and Omega half the time on the wall or roof to avoid getting shot at or tripping on anything.

"Oh come on," Aleron said rolling his eyes at the situation.

'Vengeance seekers, all that wastefullness. He better hurry up with this especially if there's an anti matter bomb.'