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Vignette - TOP SECRET BAD GUY FILES
Dramatis Personae

Peter, Norman

2013-02-17


A brief sample of files found on Peter's iphone, stolen from Oscorp.

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INTERNAL OSCORP EMAILS:

>>> 2013-01-02
>>> SUBJECT: Project Sentinel
>>> FROM: nosborn@oscorp.com
>>> TO: btrask@oscorp.com
>>> 
>>> Bolivar:
>>> I've got two days before I'm supposed to put together a presentation
>>> for the Secretary of Defense on our submission for Project Wideawake,
>>> and all I've got to show him are a bunch of overglorified toy
>>> helicopters and a giant purple drone that can't tell the difference
>>> between mutants and stray cats. I don't give a fuck if you think this
>>> technology is 'unworkable'; if we can pick the date off a dime on the
>>> sidewalk with an orbital drone, we SURE as fuck can build a machine
>>> that can tell the difference between Magneto and YOUR sorry ass.
>>>
>>> One big difference? If Magneto doesn't give me something to show the
>>> brass by the end of the week, he MIGHT still be able to get a job in
>>> the United States that doesn't involve unclogging my toilet.
>>>
>>> No more excuses. Give me something or invest in a brand new plunger.
>>> ________________
>>> OSCORP: It's Where Science Happens.



>>> 2013-01-07
>>> SUBJECT: Project Sentinel
>>> FROM: nosborn@oscorp.com
>>> TO: btask@oscorp.com
>>>
>>> Bolivar:
>>> Seriously? EXPLODING helicopters?
>>>
>>> I will end you.
>>> ________________
>>> OSCORP: It's Where Science Happens.



>>> 2013-01-09
>>> SUBJECT: Friendly Reminders!
>>> FROM: admin@oscorp.com
>>> TO: scidept@oscorp.com
>>>
>>> - Once you've finished a pot of coffee, please immediately rebrew
>>> another. Also, remember that the coffee maker upstairs takes one
>>> _AND A HALF_ bags of coffee grounds--not one, not two, and certainly
>>> not three (Steve).
>>>
>>> - The industrial-strength bio-adhesive paste is _NOT_ a toy. Oscorp
>>> employees are reminded not to use it for pranks. This includes
>>> gluing desks, chairs, pens, computers, and other employees to the 
>>> ceiling.
>>>
>>> - The murder-drones are not for spying. They are for murdering. 
>>> Employees are _STRICTLY PROHIBITED_ from using the drones to spy
>>> on other employees--and they absolutely _MAY NOT_ take the drones
>>> off the premises, even if it is for a 'really good reason' (Steve).
>>>
>>> ________________
>>> OSCORP: It's Where Science Happens.



>>> 2013-01-15
>>> SUBJECT: Re: Friendly Reminders!
>>> FROM: admin@oscorp.com
>>> TO: scidept@oscorp.com
>>>
>>> Once again, we wish to stress to all employees that the
>>> industrial-strength bio-adhesive paste _IS_ _NOT_ _A_ _TOY_.
>>> Oscorp employees are _NOT_ to use it for pranks. And no, 
>>> Steve, gluing my hands to the fucking keyboard was _NOT_
>>> 'hilarious'. By the way, consider this your official pink
>>> slip.
>>>
>>> Asshole.
>>>
>>> ________________
>>> OSCORP: It's Where Science Happens.

'PROJECT_SENTINEL.avi':

The video starts with an image of the OSCORP logo; it's clear from the silence that accompanies it--rather than the standard Oscorp musical riff--that this is a mid-production reel, not a finished product. A moment later and the camera switches to a large laboratory with many technicians--one of whom, dressed in a labcoat and blue shirt--with dark, black, *very* curly hair, trimmed close to the skull and kept in a sharp widow's peak--turns to the camera and begins to speak:

"In this age of uncertainty, maintaining military dominance around the world has *never* been more challenging. While the US has wisely adopted a policy of refraining from using carriers of the X-Gene as tools in war, not all militaries will resist the opportunity to weaponize their mutants."

Camera switches. The speaker is now walking in front of several very large looking unmanned drones. They resemble smaller versions of jet-fighters without pilots. "From Vietnam to Afghanistan--from Afghanistan to Iraq--one thing has become adequately clear: Assymetric warfare is the dogma of the future. But now there's a new wrinkle to add to the stew: It's hard enough to fight an insurgency on their home turf. But what happens when members of that insurgency can turn invisible--magnetize your computers--or even read your mind?"

Again, the camera switches. This time, there's a very large drone behind him--approximately the size of a jet-fighter. Instead of jets, it has... turbines? Of a sort. Two on each of its 'wings'; it looks like some sort of mad glider. It is colored a dark purple and blue, with the words 'S.E.N.T.I.N.E.L.' written on the side. "Introducing the ultimate solution to mutant-powered insurgencies: The SENTINEL. Now," here the man cracks a smile, "I won't bother you with what that acronym stands for--I don't remember half the time myself. But the point here is this: The Sentinel is built to carry technology that allows it to *identify* carriers of the X-Gene from non-carriers--from distances of over a mile!"

Close-up of the scientist in front of the Sentinel. "Imagine--flying one of these over an insurgent hot-spot and getting immediate feedback as to the X-Gene presence in an area. The Sentinels will be our 'Eyes in the Skies'--our silent guardians, keeping an eternal lookout over our battlefields. In addition--because we here at Oscorp strongly believe that a penny saved is a penny earned--each Sentinel comes equipped with 30 to 50 deployable 'mini-drones', or 'Hob-Gobs'."

Five MAVs--small, green-tinted drones with four internal propellers kept hidden within columns mounted on each of their corners--swing out to flank the scientist, who raises his arms up to them as if to present them. "Small, deft, precise--capable of enhanced survelliance, up to and including monitoring insurgent radio channels *and* cell phone calls!--these little beauties can track, follow, tag, and even--in the most harsh circumstances--*terminate* select insurgents with extreme prejudice."

"The technology for the Sentinel's X-Gene monitoring equipment is still in the works--but with your funding, we'll have a prototype up and flying within two years. If you're looking for precision--if you're looking for someone to rise to the challenge X-Gene mutations will have on the battlefield of the future--look to Oscorp. And if you're looking for the future in unmanned drones--look to me, Norman Osborn."