Angel-IKA: o.o this is intense
Locker: remidns me of that one star wars scene with the locustbots on the spaceship
Ferraphim1tp: I can't watch ><
Dominus: WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T WATCH, THIS IS THE BEST ACTION WE'VE HAD IN MONTHS.
Ferraphim1tp: I'm just here for the shipping, okay!? This is way too scary! ><;;;
She doesn't tense up. She just keeps walking forwards.
Too late you realize that she's too dumb to outsmart.
She walks directly into you. It's like having a dump truck back up into you. It's effectively a bodyslam - maximum mass applied over maximum area and the fact that she's a power-armoured cyborg is inherently enough to turn a derpy move into an uncounterable offense. She doesn't fight like a human, she doesn't fight like a computer and with pixel-perfect weak points you can identify and navigate between. She fights like a tank. She knows she's invincible and so the entire logic of human-vs-human combat doesn't apply to her.
You're reeling on the ground when she sprays you down with her wrist-mounted nanopulser. Nanopulsers started their production run as crowd control and nonlethal sidearms for police, but they quickly got pushed out of public service when they became associated with awful side effects and the odd dramatic malfunction. Like, say, when a set of nanotech prosthetics have their programming overridden by hostile nanobots. Your cybernetic limbs leave your control, twitching wildly - and then they turn on you.
"Ah! So this is the moment when they say, 'stop hitting yourself'," said Maria brightly, pulling a heavy pistol from her holster. She aims it down at you, opening her mouth to say something else -
And then Truck-kun claims another victim.
Perfect place to hold a round of fisticuffs.
Comstar looks from Maria and the vault door on one side, to the two of you on the other. She's clearly thinking about leaving.
But the shot is too good.
Her grin abruptly returns.
She jumps lithely over the pile of debris, coming towards you and meeting your challenge. "This is fine," she says as a computer console catches fire and a burning remote crashes down from above, "my plan is still good. You two will bow before me, you will help me finish this heist, and then you will wear whatever pretty dresses I choose to buy with the proceeds. This is fine. I am in control here."
The vault door rapidly closes in.
And then a burning driverless van covered in killer robots barrels through the newly opened gap. Holes appear in the sides as lasers, shotgun blasts, and cyborg fists smash their way through. It misses you by centimetres and rampages on down the corridor towards the inner vault.
Brainstorm is behind you, in serious trouble - his prosthetics are going wild and megatroopers are closing in on him from all sides.