Once we get some downtime, he’ll go do that then. In the mean time, he wants to ask Agent Waters for anything he can share in Iconoclast’s file: history, motivations, whatever that tells us why she wants to tear down the superhero world’s structure. Just as importantly, a list of names of those hurt at the studio would be helpful. He also wants clearance to go talk to her at Everchanging Name Prison.
Here’s her bio from the Deck of Villainy, for reference: Kamley Saunders lost her parents to a senseless superhuman fight and her brother
to a lab accident while he worked on a new antisuperhuman weapon. In pain and anger, she stole the weapons that killed her brother. Now she seeks to topple the entire structure of superheroes, supervillains, and everything attached.
My goal is for some or all of that to become IC knowledge. My pitch to Waters is: “what if we can do what jail does - keep the public safe from her - without doing the other thing jail does - foster resentment and alienation?”
If all this goes well, and Leo understands her history, he’ll work out a pitch for her. It’s not just going to be “here’s the list of people you hurt, you should feel guilty”. Instead, he wants her to actually put names and faces to the people she put at risk. He wants her to empathize with them, and realize that this crusade she’s on will inevitably hurt someone else - someone like her - and the process might continue onward forever.
But that’s not the only way to keep people from getting hurt by supers, which he thinks is what she really wants to stop. In short, he plans to give her the Zygon Inversion Speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCYobBjA1kk
She doesn’t have to be a villain. She can be an activist, or an inventor, or many other things. This team, AEGIS, whoever, maybe they’ll help her with those things, if we can learn to trust her.
author: Bill G.