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    No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:53 pm

    Time: 4:50 PM
    Date: November 7th, 2012

    Huurgh... Hrrf...

    Dust rolled away in small clouds away from a wet, black nose, snuffing and snorting as it followed a trail only its owner knew. Other animals fled at its visage, large and covered with black fur, complete with glistening, small eyes. Huge, clawed paws slammed upon the ground with every step it took up the mountain, leaving behind a scratched trail. Its name was simple, and well feared by the mountainous region:

    Bear.

    As it passed under a shady part of the mountain's sparse forest, a glint of yellow passed fleetingly over its eyes, nearly glowing against the dark fur. A detail that was lost to the wilds as the bear continued on its path. Steep rocks were climbed, rugged grades carefully scaled, and dense foliage was pushed aside with a flick of its powerful paws. Steam puffed from its fanged mouth as it cast its gaze upwards, the entrance of a cave seeming to beckon him like a cozy cabin after its long climb. Another huffing grunt, and the bear moved forward, looking about the rocky mouth of the entrance before pausing. The bears head leaned down, snuffing and puffing the cold dust away as it examined the ground cautiously. However, none of the scents seemed to catch the behemoth's interest, and it continued its lumbering pace inside.

    Steam rolled from its mouth as it nearly blended in with the damp darkness, the bear's claws loudly snapping the icy signs of winter's slow arrival against the rocky floor. With every shambling step, the yellow flicker within the beast's eyes would briefly flash over them, almost like the flame of a tiny candle in the wind. However, as its pace carried itself deeper into the dark insides of the cave, the bear's form started to bulge and shift, hardly missing a step as its body continued to bend and silently break. Fur wafted and drifted from its form like smoke, revealing a thick hide that began to glisten red in the infant signs of firelight. Its spine seemed to snap in two as its current shape could no longer hold back the powerful shoulders and back that now curved from it, head curling forwards and down as a long tail sliced apart the last of the fading, smoke-like fur. As the contorted creature raised its head, no longer was there the muzzle of a bear, but large, fiery nostrils pierced with a gold ring that glowed dimly against the fires that burned behind it.

    Two sets of massive horns were raised to scrape the ceiling of the cave as the beast brought its head back up, the fires upon its back crackling to life fully to reveal none other than...

    "Greetings, Minion." Prixlezub rumbled pleasantly as he entered the glistening geode. By now, a few of the glow worms that lived on the ceiling began to die back as the prince entered, hiding their light from his suffocating smog. The fish would find there was another large container upon his horns, even bigger than the one he brought on that one evening. It was dull, metallic, bolted and locked with a chain. "I have brought back something you may find quite useful."

    The demon carefully lowered his head, letting his precious cargo slide to the ground before Minion. At this distance, the box looked like it could be a little larger than the fish's current suit. Once Prixlezub had set the box down, he stepped back and settled upon his belly, hooves stretched out beside him comfortably as he folded his claws over one another. If the demon's associate were to look closely, he may find the beginnings of an accomplished grin forming at the sides of his maw.

    Just what could the demon have brought back?
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:07 pm

    More time had passed, that was for sure. Being in a cave, Minion had no idea when the sun was up or down, and there was no clock, not that Minion would ever ask Prixlezub for one. Minion's interest in how long he'd been gone had lessened the longer he was here. What was at first a frantic worry was now just a passing curiosity. He was getting used to these caves, and the books Prixlezub had brought had helped to pass the time productively too. Minion was in the middle of reading one such book, this one an interesting read about exotic food, when he heard the telltale signs of Prixlezub's return. His mouth turned up in a grin and he turned to the construct that was currently in his suit's lap, turning the page when Minion instructed. However, the sounds that accompanied Prixlezub's appearance was different, but by the time Minion saw him, he was in his full bodied glory.

    "Greetings Mr. Prixlezub!" He said back just as pleasantly, happy to see the demon again. His brown eyes went right to the demon's horns, or more specifically, a box that was perched there. This one was big...bigger than any hr had brought before. It was chained and bolted too, it seemed something valuable was in there. "You have?" He swam a bit closer to the edge of his tank, staring at the box as Prixlezub placed it down. Why, it was large up close as well! It dwarfed the fish and his suit, even if by a bit, and he couldn't help but eye the box curiously. Could it be? Could it finally be? He looked back at the demon and saw what could be a grin on his face.

    "Is it the suit? Is it ready?!" His fins flapped around eagerly as he grinned. Oh, if it was the suit! His fishy mind buzzed as he imagined what it would look like. Would it look like his current suit, or would it be different? Would it be highly advanced, or more durable? No matter what it was, he was sure he would not mind it. As long as he was able to use it and more it, he would be satisfied.

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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:48 pm

    Oh yes, so much excitement from the fish, the demon witnessed. The book Minion was reading was quickly abandoned upon seeing his presence, and the gift he brought along. As Prixlezub watched his associate swim over to look at the metallic box, he could not help but ponder upon both. Once the suit was given and Minion was comfortably situated inside, so too would their planning, weeks worth of discussion coming to fruition. Inwardly the demon still wondered if Minion truly would be able to carry out his duty, despite the confidence he displayed during their previous discussion on the matter. No matter how much the prince would speak with the fish, there was obviously still some underlying uncertainty in the space fish. This would be a challenge if Minion could not get past the inventor's likeness reminding him of his previous master. The one who truly mattered, not this pale copy.

    A warm chuckle rolled from the demon's throat. "Maybe it is, but I think you could get a better idea if you were able to see past the packaging." He suggested, amusement clear in his voice. "Shall I open the box, or would you like to open it and see yourself?" He indicated to the obsidian construct sitting on the old suit's lap. It would be silly to ask Minion himself to open the box with his tiny fins, both of which being behind glass no less.

    Indeed Minion, what would it look like? Of course, as any wizened being would say; You've but to look for yourself if you wish to find out.

    The demon prince sat still, awaiting his associate's reply. It was quite the momentous occasion, so it was only fitting for Minion to make the choice as to who would be opening the demon's gift. There was no preference in Prixlezub's mind who did what.
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:02 am

    The demon's doubts were quite founded. Not even Minion himself knew for sure if he could do this. Could he betray a man who looked like his closest friend? Could he truly break away from him, or would he be stuck? Would he eventually come back to him after this was all over? Would he be unable to finish his mission? He was unsure, but he knew he would try. Prixlezub had been kind to him, offering him advice and giving him gifts and luxuries. It was quite blatant in his mind, that the demon did not have to do this. Any of this. Prixlezub was his associate now, a colleague, and if nothing else, he owed the demon. He couldn't pay to make mistakes and slip up. He couldn't pay to just tell this demon 'Oh, nevermind! Sorry, you wasted all your time with me!'. He owed him, he owed him results and payoff, and darn it, he'd give it to him.

    Listen to that old riddlemaster, refusing to give him a straight answer about what was inside the box. Not at all malice though, the demon actually sounded...playful. He chuckled back, eying the box eagerly. Yes, it would be so much easier to see what was inside if it were opened. Oh, he could not WAIT to open it!...Oh, yeah, fins. His eyes trailed down to glance at his fins, although Prixlezub went on and made an offer. Either he could open it, or he himself could, through the construct. He thought about it for but a moment, before answering almost immediately.

    "Well, you've already brought it all the way here, it'd be unkind of me to make you open it as well! I shall handle it, Mr. Prixlezub~!" He flashed the demon a wide, toothy grin and turned to the construct that still laid on his lap. "Little construct? Please assist in helping Prixlezub and I to open that box over there, if you can?" He indicated the box with a nod of his head, eyes watching eagerly to see if it obeyed. And just what could be inside. After all, it could be another surprise, there was no reason why it had to be his suit. Either way, from how Prixlezub was acting, it must be big. Perhaps, it was the suit after all...
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:29 pm

    Ah, so Minion decided he wished to open his gift himself. Very well, the demon nodded and watched as the construct was commanded to open the large container. It obediently set down the book Minion was reading earlier, keeping the pages open to where the fish had left off. With a noisy clattering of stone hooves, the hunched looking servant made its way around the box, following the chains that bound it to a simple pad lock, locked with a ring through four parts of the chain that held Minion's gift shut. Its glowing white eye seemed to ponder it, a talon curiously tapping at the lock before pulling away. Without further warning or investigation, the obsidian creature raised both of its large claws, and swiftly slammed them down on the chains.

    SWISHHHINKKT!

    bits of wrought iron fell to the ground in a clatter of debris, closely followed by the links themselves. As the lengths of ruined chain coiled and piled upon the cavern floor, Minion's construct looked on as the box began to groan, its panels no longer kept in place by the tight bounds. The metal panels shifted, and finally fell outwards with a loud, echoing thud. In the swift destruction of the container, the construct was thankfully unharmed, standing perfectly still where the panels had fallen around it. The servant's winking eye looked about the fallen panels, before returning its gaze to its master.

    Though, Minion's attention may be more directed towards the suit that stood tall, heavy in construction and quite durable looking. It was simple, but had what Minion would need until he could go and find himself another, better suit. The water was already in place within the dome, and the pack upon the back of it had all the equipment necessary to keep the water filtered and oxygenated. The very last detail he would notice, was how tall the suit was. No longer would Minion be at near eye level with the inventor's impostor, but towering over him instead.

    "I made sure that your new suit was built with everything you needed, including a means for running the suit like you did the previous one." Prixlezub stated. "In fact, you may be able to take command of it from where you are."

    If the first suit was basically remote controlled from the antennae on Minion's head, taking control of this one would be quite easy. And look! One of the green lights on the front of it was alight, dully blinking to show it was on standby. Perhaps it was time for a test run?
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:49 pm

    Minion was relieved to see that Prixlezub was in agreement, if his nod was anything to go by. He sent a nod back to the demon to show that he heard him, but his attention was soon directed to the construct and the package instead. No offense meant at all, but he didn't want to miss this for even a moment! Such a sweet little...obsidian...creation. It even saved his place in his book! He sent the construct a proud smile. "You really must tell me how you made this, Prixlezub. Its so charming!" It was obedient, and it was surprisingly good company for something that couldn't talk.

    SWISHHHINKKT!

    The fish jerked in his tank at the loud noise, although he soon went back to observing the construct's work on the box. The chains had been successfully swiped and taken care of, leaving the sides of the box to collapse outwards. His fins began to swim around eagerly as his eyes widened in anticipation, waiting and narrowing his eyes to get a good look at what was inside. Minion gasped softly as he took in the sights of the suit. Its robotic design was suitably exotic, looking very sturdy and strong. His attention was drawn to the odd fingers, and the leg structures. It was tall as well, so very tall, and somewhat leaner than his usual suit. The paintjob was simplistic, but Minion still liked it, it looked almost...formal, to his eyes. Businesslike. Fitting, for his new associations with the demon. In some ways, it even made him think of the design of a shark!

    "Oh, its perfect! Whoever you got in touch with to make this really knows their stuff! Its splendid!" Although of course, he was curious as to how he could control it. His method for moving the suit was linked to the antennae in his head. Far from being telepathy or something though, through a wireless connection in the suit he was able to send his thoughts to move the suit. A bit complicated, but from what Prixlezub said, he had accounted for this. And even from now, he could control it? "Oh?" He looked at the suit and saw the green button that lit up. Promising, so far...very promising.

    "Might as well see if I can control it..." He closed his eyes lightly and concentrated hard, putting a lot of brain power into it just in case it might not work. Take a step towards me, he urged. Come closer... he opened his eyes and watched the suit eagerly. Would it work?
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:27 pm

    Oh, so Minion enjoyed the construct? Prixlezub was not quite surprised, given the utilitarian purpose of his creations, but he was quite pleased that his associate enjoyed it. After all, it would have been completely useless if Minion found it unable to fulfill the most basic of commands. As for the details like keeping a place in the book and choosing which donuts to feed the space fish, they were but small, expected "programming codes" brought on by the demon's magic. The term used lightly since the creation of a construct's purpose involved more use of runes and energy than numbers and math. Though, the demon was not about to give away such secrets, among others, so readily to the fish quite yet. Prixlezub gave a pleased thrum from his throat, the sound bubbling into his speech as he replied. "I am glad you enjoy it Minion, though the process of making them would take much time to explain, time that could be better spent getting acclimated to your suit."

    Perhaps later on he could tell the fish about the inner workings that went into a construct.

    Minion's gaze quickly went to the suit when it was finally revealed, the demon watching as the fish taking in the new design that would house his small form. He looked intrigued with it, scanning over the anatomy and stance of the junkyard suit. Inwardly the prince wondered if his aquatic associate would prefer this means of transportation over his old one, though if he rejected the suit, it only meant more time stuck to an immobile form. However, the fish was pleased with the new robotic suit, going so far as to consider it perfect and praising the creator of it.

    "Ah, good, so it suits your tastes then. It is good to hear that you like it." The demon remarked, though the real test would be if it really did respond to the fish's commands.

    Prixlezub turned his gaze to the suit, Minion's focus not unnoticed, but simply placed aside in anticipation. One minute... Two minutes...

    Bing!

    Whiiiiiirrrrrrrr.....

    The green light upon the suit flicked from blinking to a steady glow, components starting up with a low whir. Soon after, the second and third came to life, before being followed by the last, azure bulb blinking to life. Above the warning label and its small but crisp lettering, one of the red lights flickered on, and another component hummed to life before fading into the background of the main motors. The suit did not take long to understand the fish's commands, as the hydraulics hissed in time with the behemoth's first steps. Its wide feet took one sturdy step forward, sending loose pebbles and dust rolling away with its planting.

    Whhhuuuuurrrrrrrr......

    It was waiting for you Minion, look how the suit was responsive to your command, it was not just constructed for you, it was made for you.

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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:15 pm

    Aw, drat. As much as Minion really wanted to learn how the constructs were made, Prixlezub had a point, there would be time in the future for learning how the constructs work. He sent the demon a smile and readjusted his gaze to the suit. He still wondered though, if the little construct was made of some type of black magic or something like it. Minion didn't know much about magic. He was a practical fish with knowledge on inventing, not a wizard.

    Prixlezub was naturally pleased to hear that Minion liked and appreciated his gift, and he sent the demon a nod. "I only hope that I can repay you for this suit. This doesn't look like it came cheap...I will do my best to do what we have agreed, and I will succeed to the best of my abilities." After all, gifts are repaid, either with another gift or with the affections of a friend. In this case, it would be to play the role as saboteur for the demon. Because again, he had done so much for the fish. It was natural that he do his best to do right by him.

    He and the demon watched eagerly, waiting for the suit to move to his command. One minute went by. Minion could feel his energy ebbing away into disappointment. Two minutes...perhaps he hadn't thought hard enough. Or whatever technology it was that allowed for him to move the suit in the first place had just been no match for the suit. His fins drooped sadly. He was still stuck.

    Bing!

    Whiiiiiirrrrrrrr.....

    Oh! Perhaps he spoke too soon! Every find and tentacles stood upright and flared out eagerly as he eyed every movement of the suit. A light came on, the parts inside let out a whir, more lights reacted and soon, the hydraulics in the leg were moving, the suit was taking its first steps! "YES!" Now that he'd seen how the suit's legs moved, he could visualize too, how it would move. He closed his eyes and focused again, keeping the rhythm, that movement, and imagined it repeating. He visualized the image of the suit taking several steps, til it was in front of himself. He imagined it and he concetrated. Come on, you've gone this far, no need to give up now! Come, little suit! Come now, and be united with the one you were made for!
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:29 pm

    The suit indeed came at a price, but it was well enough to ensure that the fish could get on his feet and move around again. However, it came cheaper than it would have if the demon went and bought the parts instead of salvaged them. The last thing he needed was a paper trail concerning anything about his associate, if this was to go as well as he planned it to. Watching the suit move on its first steps was enough to make Prixlezub decide the suit was worth the secrecy, both of the mechanics that worked on it ensured that the suit held up fairly well. What the demon hoped, was that Minion's duty would not cause the suit to fall into any serious damage. Megamind may have been predictable when it concerned his fighting tactics, but when it came to personal confrontation, especially when it came to an impostor... The prince was not so sure how this one's new mindset would take to it.

    "Yes, regarding that. The suit will be able to handle some damage, but the mechanic I went to said that it would not hold well to combat. I have been thinking, while you are in the inventor's base, I will have reinforcements waiting outside. If the impostor turns violent when he thinks you are an impostor yourself, they will retrieve you from there as quickly as possible." Prixlezub explained, watching the suit as it sat idly, one foot placed forward.

    The suit began taking a few more steps forward, hydraulics hissing and engines whirring. A few quicker, but heavy foot steps later, and the suit was standing before Minion. It's paneling glistened dully in the fiery light the demon prince gave off, arms held passively at is sides. Just a few more mental commands, and Minion would be one with his new suit.

    "Very good, the suit seems quite responsive to your commands." Prixlezub remarked, continuing to watch both the suit and the fish, intrigued. After their plans were fulfilled, the demon prince would have to look further into the technology of robotics. It seemed so simple in function, yet complex in design. "How is the responsiveness? Is it as quick as you need it to be?" The demon wondered, remembering the pause the robot had when it came out of its stand-by mode.
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:55 am

    Minion's attention was drawn again to Prixlezub, head and body cocking to the side curiously. So the suit could not take much damage then? That was fair. His original suit was not meant to take much damage either, although it had its own strength with the robotic body. How else do you think his dome became broken during that fight with Titan? Surely not because he was meant to battle in hand to hand combat. The idea of reinforcements waiting to rescue him in case the Impostor learned of his true intentions or decided he wasn't the real Minion before he was meant to, was reassuring. Again, he smiled a bit.

    "Thank you Mr. Prixlezub! That's good thinking on your part! I will try to maintain as little damage to my suit as possible. If we're lucky, he won't suspect a thing..." Why would he? He'd be too distracted by the return of his Nannyfish. Minion was already planning what he would do once he was back 'home'...

    The suit strode up to Minion's own suit, standing right in front of him, and from here, he admired it up close. So close...he was so close to being able to move on his own again! His fins wriggled in excitement. The suit so far was very responsive, very obedient. It was doing exactly as he commanded of it, and it made him smile ever so widely. So soon, so very very soon... "Indeed!" He agreed. "So far, it is satisfactory! It seems to be slow at first, but its quickly gaining speed in response. I think more time spent practicing and working with it will make it as sharp and quick as my old suit."

    He closed his eyes once more, and concentrated. Very...very close. He visualized the tank at the top, the opening he could see from here. He visualized the new hand, with such foreign fingers, opening it. He visualized it, and he commanded it. One step at a time would be best in this early stage, lest he get killed in the process.
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:42 pm

    The similarities between the two suits would prove useful then, if Minion's previous suit had encountered similar sturdiness to their design. Though, while the demon had a few cards up his proverbial sleeve to deal with any potential slip ups, there was still one that kept crossing his mind. Communication. While he trusted the fish to make good on his duties, the prince's thoughts on the plan inevitably wheeled back around to that one simple, but crucial element. Minion could string the two along, he could sabotage their efforts at getting even with the demon's actions, but Prixlezub doubted that even the intelligent, clever fish could read minds or predict a future without seeing it first. The demon prince would need a short while longer to consider an appropriate strategy to ensure there was no silence between the two of them, but he would reveal it accordingly when it was needed.

    For now what mattered was making sure that the suit was fully operational. Currently it seemed to passing Minion's test with flying colors.

    "Yes, if the impostor has not been able to find out where we have been for the near month we have been here, he will not suspect that you have returned with an ulterior motive." The demon rumbled in agreement.

    Minion's newest command made the suit's fingers twitch, before the hydraulics on the arms hissed to life. With an electric whir of joints rotating, the arms were hoisted up to the glass dome, revealing the protective plating that was bolted where the "arm pit" of the robot was, but allowing enough room for movement. It's fingers flexed and gently lifted open the flush lid at the top, the glass unlocking with a sharp click before giving way to the metallic fingers. The lid was now open, water only slightly disturbed with a ripple from the light jostle of the suit's strong components. Given no further command, the suit's arms stayed raised, holding the lid in its fingers so gingerly it belied the brute strength that the arms the demon salvaged were truly capable of.

    The prince spoke up after watching the display of fine motor skills, continuing to watch both fish and suit. "Good, if it would be possible Minion, I would not mind seeing you walk around some once you are settled into your new suit." Prixlezub suggested evenly.
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:47 pm

    Exactly! "Not unless he has some form of telepathy and can read my mind. Which...considering that he is an impostor, maybe his true form has telepathy...in that case, I'll just try not to think of our plans around him. He won't know what hit him until its too late." It served him right...gosh, without the ability to see him right in front of him, he could feel himself becoming more confident about this plan. And surely, he would hold it close to his fishy heart, no matter what tricks the Impostor might try.

    The command sent, Minion watched as the arms carefully came to life, the opening for this suit's tank was different from his own, but it seemed more...secure. His fins waved more slowly this time, calmly watching now, although he was no less eager. Soon, so soon...! Most interesting though, was how, without any further commands, the suit's arms were now in one spot, just waiting for more commands. The fingers held to glass as though it may crumble and break in its grasp. This made him ponder the strength of the suit...how so massively strong it must be. Maybe even stronger than his old suit?

    He listened to Prix's suggestion and nodded, grinning widely. "Oh, it'd be my pleasure, Mr. Prixlezub! I just need to get in there now...and I'll walk around and try out the suit's every function." He gave him another affirmative nod and looked back at the suit, concentrating once more. This time, however, he didn't close his eyes. It was getting easier to concentrate for this suit. Now open my tank up, grab me, gently, and place me inside your tank. Take all the time you need to, no rush needed, but do this. He urged as gently as he could, wanting to get in the suit, but not wanting to get injured in the process. This was the scariest part, for him. Waiting to see if the fingers would grab him gingerly...or roughly.
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:05 pm

    Telepathy? The demon never felt any suspicion that the inventor was capable of any mental prowess besides perhaps inventing machinations. Though lately he would have to revoke that acknowledgement as well. The alien's investigation skills seemed to be lacking as well. Prixlezub remembered when he had kidnapped Roxanne during their final fight, the last that the prince had seen of the alien before his change. Even when the reporter had been subdued and silenced from Metro Man's hearing abilities, shew as still found within the week. Looking back on the woman's capture, the demon prince could not remember the woman having a tracking device on her either. The demon prince turned his attention back to Minion's statement, a thoughtful plume of smoke rising from his grill as he spoke.

    "I would not worry about the impostor having telepathy, Minion. He may have intelligence, but any prowess beyond that is nonexistent, otherwise he would have found us by now on thought alone." Prixlezub remarked thoughtfully.

    At Minion's affirmation, the demon gave a pleased nod towards the fish, before turning his attention back to the waiting suit. From the way that Minion was keeping his eyes open when working with the suit, he figured that perhaps his associate was getting better at commanding the suit. It reminded the demon nearly of a broodling handling their magical abilities for the first time, requiring a plentiful amount of concentration to even produce a simple spark. As the fish continued his mental commanding of the suit, the demon watched as the robot dipped its arms slowly downwards, letting go of the dome's lid and moving toward's Minion's current, inoperable suit.

    With a gentle flip of the lid, the dome of the suit was flipped open with gentle ease. The wrists rotated with a whir, as if to calibrate what strength to use when handling the small fish. Then, the fingers gingerly dipped down into the azure liquid Minion was floating in, curling around his form and lifting him up from the confines of his old suit. It was so close, as it moved him carefully through the air, now warm and smoky from the demon's body and breath. Prixlezub's associate was lifted a little higher as he neared the dome of his new suit, fresh water glistening in the fiery light.

    Then, he was lowered down, joints whirring softly as Minion was placed within the water of the new dome, and released. Once the fish was placed, the fingers returned upwards and gently closed the lid, locking mechanisms crisply clicking shut. He was in.

    "How does it feel?" The demon asked. Undoubtedly it probably felt good to be in such a large, mobile suit.
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Minion on Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:12 pm

    Oh yes, with such a large cranium, it could be speculated that Megamind had telepathy. However, Minion had personal and lifetime experience that no, he did not. His brain is big for a reason, but not that reason. Minion could not hold back a small scoff at Prixlezub's mention of the impostor's 'intelligence'. He did agree though, if he had not found them by now, he most likely would not end up suspecting anything, let alone being much of a problem until the time came to face Prixlezub. No, if he had telepathy and really wanted to get back his nanny, he'd be found by now. "You're right, of course!~ In any case, I will put my best acting skills to the test with this..." After all, he had managed to fool Titan and Roxanne both into thinking he was Megamind. Acting the part of a double agent should be interesting, if perhaps a bit...challenging.

    Indeed, the more he practiced and worked with this suit, the faster he could command it and the easier it responded. Before leaving for the lair, he would practice more. He'd hate to have the suit stop working out in the middle of nowhere, and set their plans back. Almost on pure instinct, Minion flinched back away from the hands, right now foreign to him now that he saw them up close. They seemed to hover for a moment, whirring, but not grabbing. At first, Minion worried that he had broken it somehow. This was proven wrong when the fingers dipped into the water and scooped him up, the fish tensing up. However, the fingers proved to be more gentle then he thought, and he soon relaxed, although as he was lifted into the air, his gills twitching, almost searching for the water. The exchange was quick though, and Minion felt no ill effects at all. He could survive for a little bit out of water at least.

    He began to breath in this water, looking around as he took in the tank's appearance from the inside. It was a bit more round, it was...different. This whole thing was different! For the first time in a while, he wasn't slumped against the wall, he was standing, at a higher height than before even! He made the fingers twitch as the arms lay by his side, trying everything out. "It feels...it feels..." He went silent for a moment, commanding for the arms to be brought up to the tank for him to inspect, wriggling each finger and inspecting them.

    "It feels...great." Not that there had been anything wrong with his old suit at all, but oh gosh. This was so...new. It was so...intriguing. He could feel his brain seem to light up with interest, as he checked out his new body. He grinned, and let his arms fall to his side again. Here came the important part. Here came walking. He urged the suit to take two steps forward, to see how its balance felt from the inside...he could hear the hydraulics pumping, feeling the way the legs moved was different from the other suit, but the balance inside the suit was pretty stable, and with a few, whirring steps, metal scuffing the ground a bit as he took his first steps, he had to say this test run was a success! He turned to Prixlezub and grinned widely, showing every sharp tooth.

    "Did you see that?! This suit is great!" He took another, almost experiment step, suit doing as he commanded, and the fish let out a chuckle. "This is perfect!" He swam to the edge of the tank and looked down, so used to his other bulkier suit. "I can actually see the legs!"
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    Re: No Blood Pact Required

    Post by Prixlezub on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:09 am

    Minion's toothy grin was nearly enough to answer the prince's earlier inquiry, his head leaning slightly closer in interest as the fish began to move the suit. The arms were examined, bulky in their design, but plenty strong in function. Watching his associate was almost like watching a child start to take their first steps, their new body so intriguing and amazing to them. However, there would hopefully be no falling down from the fish as he took his first steps from within the suit, if the previous examples of Minion's handiwork were anything to go off of. Prixlezub gave a pleased rumble at the fish's confident reply, shifting his weight as he watched the fish begin to take his first steps.

    The suit's feet were heavy, scraping against the ground with each thundering step forward. Observing the powerful limbs in action, compared to the low-burden, monkey-like limbs of the other... Minion looked like a whole different, well, minion. Instead of a swaying saunter, the fish held what the demon thought to be a more solid, if perhaps militant gait. Dust and small, loose stones rolled up from beneath the suit's large feet as the fish walked around the cave, looking as joyful as a child with a new bike, despite the differences in walking styles. However, Prixlezub figured that the fish would probably figure a more rolling, comfortable walking pace in time. This was only just the test drive. The demon could not help but give a small grin of approval at his associate's first steps, soon met with Minion's own proud, toothy smile.

    "I see! It certainly holds itself much more strongly than your previous suit, giving you a rather commanding air I think." The demon remarked pleasantly. A strong look to go with Minion's new mindset, how fitting. "..Hm?" the demon rumbled, looking at where the fish was indicating. His previous suit had a blind spot on the legs? The inventor apparently was daft in more ways than one. "I see this new suit fixes more problems than one. I'm glad you are enjoying it."

    There was still one more detail the demon wished to test out, but it was perhaps better left until later on, when his associate was much more practiced with his new "body".

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