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2020.09.17 05:30 albsbabe Last dedicated banner for each world/game

By world
World Banner Name (Units Featured) Release Date
Archanea Heroes, Light and Shadow (Male Kris, Julian, Lena, Female Kris) July 2020
Valentia Zofia’s Call (Silque, Catria, Forsyth, Python + Valbar) October 2019
Jugdral Heir of Light (Shannan, Altena, Ced, Larcei) January 2020
Elibe The Dread Isle (Nils, Rath, Fiora, Leila) February 2020
Magvel Desert Mercenaries (Tethys, Gerik, Ewan, Ephraim/Lyon + Ross) November 2019
Tellius Despair and Hope (Ilyana, Shinon, Gatrie, Jill) September 2020
Ylisse Book IV Midpoint (Apotheosis Anna, Say'ri, Mustafa) June 2020
Tokyo A Star is Born (Eleanora, Kiria, Mamori, Tsubasa) January 2020
Fateslandia Journey Begins (Rinkah, Lilith, Midori, Forrest) April 2020
Fódlan Harmony amid Chaos (Annette, Bernadetta, Ferdinand, Lysithea) March 2020
By game (Archanea and Tellius are merged since they have largely the same cast.)
Game Banner Name (Units Featured) Release Date
Shadow Dragon/New Mystery of the Emblem Heroes, Light and Shadow (Male Kris, Julian, Lena, Female Kris) July 2020
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Zofia’s Call (Silque, Catria, Forsyth, Python + Valbar) October 2019
Genealogy of the Holy War Heir of Light (Shannan, Altena, Ced, Larcei) January 2020
Thracia 776 Book IV Begins (Mareeta, Eyvel, Osian + Tanya) December 2019
Binding Blade Guardians of Peace (Larum, Perceval, Echidna, Igrene + Chad) November 2019
Blazing Blade The Dread Isle (Nils, Rath, Fiora, Leila) February 2020
Sacred Stones Desert Mercenaries (Tethys, Gerik, Ewan, Ephraim/Lyon + Ross) November 2019
Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn Despair and Hope (Ilyana, Shinon, Gatrie, Jill) September 2020
Awakening Book IV Midpoint (Apotheosis Anna, Say'ri, Mustafa) June 2020
Tokyo Mirage Sessions # FE A Star is Born (Eleanora, Kiria, Mamori, Tsubasa) January 2020
Fates Journey Begins (Rinkah, Lilith, Midori, Forrest) April 2020
Three Houses Harmony amid Chaos (Annette, Bernadetta, Ferdinand, Lysithea) March 2020
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2020.09.17 02:42 Strange_Business Molly

When I dated Lena, she was only the second relationship I ever attempted to take serious. Me, being the corny romantic that I am have always thrived on my woman being happy. I mean, that's how I see it. You're mine. Some women don't like a man saying that about them like they're an object or something, but that ain't how I see it. It's like anything in life, be it a child or taking care of your folks when they're old, you're my woman, my responsibility. Hence, why it's easy for me to be completely disappointed in some areas of my life because I failed not only me, but her too. It's a big deal to me. I don't like failing the people I love. Everyone else, fuck them. I'm the type of lover that remembers all the little things you love. Like her, she ate pretty much everything I ate, but drunk mostly SmartWater, so I'd get off for lunch and get her a bottle and some pizza just so I could come home and get a kiss and go back to work. Those little things was all I ever really cared about. I will always care about that girl. But that was always the type of guy I wanted to be. I had no problems helping others and I really just wanted to be a lover, not a fighter. Funny how life changes things.
I know when I came to you I had no chill. We hashed that shit already. I was scared and thought I stumbled upon something to truly be scared of. Another half that was my responsibility all along. I couldn't help but wonder if everything I had done or didn't do, was or wasn't didn't affect you too. And sometimes I can see how the dots connect, but once I thought about Brandon, I began to wonder if I wasn't wrong. I was never one for coincidences, but maybe some things in life really are. Then again, all of this happened for a reason. We were all the right people at the right time. What it means though, I have no clue. I don't feel like I achieved much. But had I been given a chance to prove I wasn't nearly as crazy as I had seemed, I truly believe you missed out on something really special because no one would have ever treated you like me. It wouldn't had been easy, I alone wouldn't have been but I would have understood you better than most. Your bipolar tendencies and need for both attention and space at the same time. I would have spoiled you rotten and being the touchy feely guy I am, always looking to snuggle, no conversation necessary. You would have never want for love and affection cause I had plenty to give.
These days, though, it's in short supply and you were the last. You just get too old for it. So much unguided energy with no outlet, no one to give it to. Why does it matter anymore? Hmm, I feel like I had more to say, but in the end, it isn't my responsibility to stick with you through thick and thin, nor had you wanted it. It was a blast and certainly an interesting period. I do believe it could have been a lot more though and the complete opposite of what it was. Thank you for making me stronger though. But I don't think I want to be anymore. I always had no purpose in this life. Everybody else wins. I'm just a loser. Take care. I hope everything is good. Peace and bye.
P.S. I am one that believes in the supernatural, always have. And with my imagination and constant overanalyzing, I wonder how often do I actually visualize the likely outcomes or dream them. It's hard to tell the difference anymore. It was a gift bless to me from my father's side, but it has been nothing but a curse. But the fact that I know that shows how long I've been studying me and it before you. You were always trying to catch up. I don't think you ever did. Maybe you just don't have it.
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2020.09.17 00:10 brwnluxe 100K Giveaway - Black Film Queen Strutting on the 2020 scene *snaps fingers*

🖤 Welcome darling. Get into this 2020 Black Film Queen moodboard. 🖤
https://imgur.com/a/VZltkZ9
This mood board is inspired by captivating women like Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll (I love you, your fashions and your sharp ass tongue Dominique Deveraux), Lena Horne, & Eartha Kitt. Women whose talent, beauty and activism transcended limitations placed on them by society because of their race. These ladies gained popularity and success in the 1940-60’s in the fields of acting, singing and modeling; later using their platform to bring awareness to social causes of their time. Their personal and romantic lives were far from perfect but damn they looked the part when photographed. May they live on through the work they left behind. 💕
Not the type for all work and no fun, this girl knows how to unwind when she’s not on location for her latest film.. but can she balance work and her personal life and finally maintain a relationship long enough to make it down the aisle? If only she could remember where she put the therapist’s phone number she promised her fiance she'd see...
I included links to some of the other items on this mood board, but fair warning, this is some rich bitch shit.. don't get your feelings hurt looking at those prices dollface.
Mini Review
Louis Vuitton Scott Box
TS Alisa via her acc account run by Lili - lli119988
Unsure of factory
Price 450RMB / $67 USD
My pics w/ stamping comparison & styling rec
Okay, I know you noticed. This is not a bag. I believe it is a jewelry case and/or any other type of storage you’d like to use it for. It would be cute on a dresser for sure, but the retail price is $1130 and that’s ridiculous. You’ll also need to purchase a twilly in order to wear this as a bag… so it will cost a little more. The stamping is clear, it has a medium heavy weight to it like I imagine the authentic does, and the clasp to open/close is easy to work. It does pick up a little more golden/yellow in photos than irl. Basically it’s accurate and cute, but still see through and not at all practical. Hey, that’s what reps are for! It’s perfect for brunch, drinks with the girls, or a date. Buy it, friend.
💎 The dress the director of my latest film gifted me
💎 Glasses I "borrowed" from set after having one too many glasses of champagne
💎 Watch I purchased when I signed my first modeling contract
💎 The wig I'm wearing tonight because I wouldn't dare be caught with a hair out of place
💎 My preferred from car to restaurant shoe
💎 My 3rd engagement ring from my 3rd fiance but fuck whoever is keeping count
💎 Some throwaway earrings I forgot I had
💎 A twilly because... this isn't a bag
Thank you mods, y'all are lovely and your work doesn't go unnoticed. ✨
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2020.09.16 22:46 ayydays [5e][Online][GMT] A dm looking for players.

Hi! Im Lena and im a wee 17 year old trans girl looking for some players for my homebrew "modern fantasy" setting,i already have 2 players but im looking for 2 or 3 more. The setting will have modern technology but with a magic twist to it (some things might have more functions,while others less). Im okay with all ages as one of the players is in their thirties and a good friend of mine,as long as you respect me even thought i might be younger. The campaign will be about going to a school for essentially investigators that look for threats like liches,demons and even celestials. The game will be played throught roll 20 and we will communicate throught voice chat on discord. Edit: The game date or hours arent yet set,it will be during the week around 7pm in gmt+2 time, what day exactly depends on player availability of all the players. Also the game will be weekly.
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2020.09.16 07:19 arrowverserpgs [F4A] Longterm Fandom Roleplays (CanonxCanon & CanonxOC)

Hey, so glad you found your way to this post! I'm looking for someone to do a handful of fandom roleplays with me (All are stated below + Stories). You don't have to be extremly literate, but at least semi-literate is the standard. I'm mabye not extremly literate myself but always try my best to write as much as possible/appropriate for the situation, usually about 2-3 paragraphs . I only roleplay with people who have seen the show that we are roleplaying, doesn't have to be finished tho. Just give me a heads up how far you're into it. I'm open to include NSFW, but only if we talked about it explicitly and it works with the story. I roleplay here on Reddit or Discord , preferably Discord tho. I roleplay in first person and will play the OCs. For the canonxcanon to play any of the two characters.
Now, here are the fandoms & pairings I'm looking for:
Gotham:
Edward Nygma x Female OC 1: Nobody in the whole GCPD liked Edward Nygma. Everyone thought he was a weirdo and was annoyed by him. But that changed, when Valerie Bullock, Harvey Bullocks daughter, joins the GCPD. Although her father doesn't want her to talk to Nygma, they cross paths over and over again and very quickly, Val realizes that Edward isn't a bad guy, he just wants to make the others smile. She notices that Edward seems to have a crush on Kristen and decides to help him out. The two become friends, but quickly Ed realizes he may has focused on the wrong woman for too long. Val slowly notices she's falling for him too, but thinks he is still intrested in Kristen. And one day, Vals ex-boyfriend comes back to town, wanting to win her back and apologize for what has happened between them. But Nygma hears about it and pays him a visit, ultimately getting rid of him. He realzies, that it felt so right to kill him. He starts lying to Val, telling her he just talked with her ex and made him leave, while he keeps on getting rid of people in his life that only used to bring him down and that could hurt his relationship to Val. The two of them finally get together after a while, but Val is still unaware of what Edward is doing when the two of them aren't together. And one night, she finds a box of things in Edwards appartment where her ex-boyfriends phone is in...
Bruce Wayne x Female OC 1: Bruce Wayne and Diana Cain had been going to the same high school, but he never noticed her. That is until the day his parents got killed. Selina Kyle wasn't the only one in that alley, so was Diana who went out the same backdoor of the cinema that Bruce went through after a fight with her boyfriend, Jerome Valeska. Bruce tries to find out who killed his parents, but Selina didn't seem to have seen much. He tries to talk to Diana, wanting to know if she had seen something. But he notices how distant she is, then she notices the bruises on her arms and legs. He finds himself getting distracted from the murder of his parents, trying to find out what happened to her. Until one day when they talk at school, her boyfriend Jerome turns up and Bruce finally puts the pieces together, figuring out that there relationship isn't as happy as Diana pretends. Bruce wants to help her, slowly realizing she has become more than a friend to him. But Diana is scared, not wanting Bruce to get hurt because of her.
Victor Zsasz x Female OC 1: I, Valerie 'Val' Falcone, am the youngest daughter of Don Carmin Falcone, just 18 years old. I have lived with my mother for years but she recently passed away, so now I moved back to Gotham, to finish my school there and to live with my father. But on the first day in town I get robbed, so my father hires you, Victor Zsasz to look after me all the time. You're the best hitmen in the whole town and could kill anyone in just seconds. From now on, you are instructed to always be by my side and protect me. We start to flirt with each other, tease and mock the other one. We become some kind of friends, hanging around more than needed. You start to have a soft spot for me and really care about me and I start to let my guard down and talk about my past. And one day, we realize we have fallen in love with each other...
Jerome Valeska x Female OC Diana Gordon and Jerome Valeska have been childhood friends. Every year Diana visited the circus in which Jerome and his twin brother Jeremia performed. Until Dianas father, Jim Gordon, sent her away to a boarding school in England. Now, a few days before Diana turns 18, she comes back to Gotham for her birthday and suprissingly, her father allows her to stay for as long as she wants, now that she is basically an adult. Diana decided to go to the circus that she, Jermia and Jerome always hung out at, but when she meets Jerome, she realizes things have changed. Jerome had turned into a handsome young men and a charming one as well. But that's not the only thing; Jeremia has been gone for a few years now, left right after Diana did. And Jerome, he seems more serious and darker now. The lighthearted young boy she knew as a child was gone, but even though he's so different now, she can't keep her distance. Then her birthday comes up and Jerome decides to come visit her birthday party, but to his suprise, Diana is talking a lot to Bruce Wayne, that boy in her class. Jerome gets jealous and Diana plays it off, thinking it's not big of a deal that she is friends with another boy. Until she heares about a murder in the circus and that the number one suspect is her childhood best friend, Jerome...
Oswald Cobblepot x Female OC 1: Val Cain had lived in Gotham her whole life and knew how things went. There was only the high society of riches and criminals and then there was the rest, the lower class. And Val was part of the last one, never being able to really get out of that life style. That is until she meets Oswald Cobblepot in a coffee shop who offers her 100 dollars if she pretend to be his girlfriend while Ed Nygma gets his coffee. Val agrees and for a short moment they pretend to be a couple, just long enough so Ed notices. Then the two of them go their seperate ways. Until a few days later, Oswald stands in front of her door, offering her more money if she keeps on pretending. But the longer they pretend, the more real their feelings become and suddenly it's not just about making Ed Nygma jealous...
Jeremiah Valeska x Female OC 1: Valerie Cain, Jeremiah Valeska and Jerome Valeska had been going to the same high school for a few years. Both Jeremiah and Jerome had a crush on Valerie, but Jerome was eventually the one that made a move first and the two ended up dating. Valerie and Jeremiah still see each other pretty often since the three of them often hang out together. Jeremiah can't get the thought of his mind that he is the one who should've been with her and so he slowly starts to sabotage his brother, canceling dates behind his back or deleting messages Valerie sent. But once Jerome figures out, a huge fight starts and Jeremiah ends up killing his brother. Panicking, he starts to tell Diana that Jerome ran away. He starts being there for her and comforts her. They get closer until one day when Diana wants to suprise Jeremiah, she finds the clothes Jerome was killed in, all covered in blood...
Wynonna Earp:
Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught 1: In High School, Waverly was the pretty and popular girl and Nicole was more of a nerdy loner. Nobody noticed her, or so she thought. Waverly had an eye on her, but with a boyfriend on her side, it was hard to get close to her. One rainy day, Nicole offers Waverly to drive her home and from there their story begins. The two of them become friends and Nicole starts to fall for Waverly as well. After a fight with her boyfriend Champ, Waverly once again runs into Nicole at a late evening and while Nicole comforts her, Waverly goes for a kiss. Although knowing it is wrong, the two of them start to date in secret...
2: (plotwise a sequel to 1) After Nicole and Waverly dated in High School and it didn't end well, both of them go their seperate ways. But a few years later in a small town named Purgatory, they meet again. Nicole has a fiancee now but when she and Waverly meet again, all old feelings are back again. Waverly decides that this time she wants to do things right, but Nicole is scared that their story will repeat itself, trying to distance herself from Waverly. But the two of them end up running into each other over and over again, making it impossible to ever forget the other one...
Waverly Earp x Female OC 1: Val had been in purgatory since the moment she became 18. Before that, she got passed around from foster family to foster family, never staying somewhere for more than a year. But now she was free and could do what she wants. And what she wants is to find her family. That's what brought her to purgatory. It was the place she was born, or so she was told. Things started to get a bit weird a few days after she arrived. At night she would hear noises from outside, until one night what seemed to be a zombie or demon broke into her house. Unsure what it was, Val ran away and right into Wynonna and Waverly Earp, who seemed to know this would happen. After they kill what they call a "revenant", the two explain to Val that there must be a reason they are after her. They realize it wouldn't be save for her to stay at her own home, so they decide it would be best if Val would stay at the Earps house for a while. Waverly and Val become roommates and quickly friends. But when Val is introduced to the rest of the team, Xavier Dolls, Doc Holiday and Nicole Haught, things get difficult. She notices that Nicole is flirting with Waverly and quickly realizes the reason she doesn't like Nicole, is that she is jealous of her connection with Waverly, not knowing Waverly isn't intrested in Nicole but in Val. But when Val and Doc meet for the first time, both of them feel a connection they can't explain. And somehow, they seem to be very simliar, in a way where it couldn't be a coincidence anymore...
Legends of Tomorrow:
Zari & Charlie 1: Since Charlie joined the Legends, Zari always had avoided her and Charlie never understood why. They had never talked and yet Zari seemed to hate her. Charlie tries to talk to her over and over again, but Zari never lets her get too close to her. It isn't until the Legends have a mission in Zambesi, when Charlie realizes that it's about the shape she is in and that Zari had been in love with Amaya, the woman Charlie looks like. Zari notices that after the mission Charlie changed into a different form and goes to talk to her. They have an honest conversation and Zari admits that she was in love with Amaya and apologizes for the way she treated Charlie. The two of them slowly become friends, but Zari starts to develope feelings for Charlie, not knowing if they are because of her personality or who she looks like...
John Constantine x Female OC 1:In High School, Diana Cain was the pretty and popular girl and John Constantine was the trouble maker. But they loved one another, yet they didn't end up together when High School ended and years later, Diana is part of the Legends who now need Johns help challenging a time demon named Mallus. Diana and John meet again, after what felt like eternity for both of them, yet it maybe were five years. Their feelings are quickly back, stronger than ever. They try to keep their distance, yet they always end up close to one another. Diana had heared about the reputation John had now, always sleeping around with women and never gettin serious. And not wanting to be just like them, she tries to ignore her feelings for John. John knows the way things go and he hasn't had a relationship after they broke up. He wasn't sure if he could ever have one again... But they are like magnets, always pulling each other close and no matter how hard they try to fight their feelings, in the end those feelings are too strong...
Ray Palmer x Female OC 1: Val Rory was the opposite to her brother Mick, happy most of the time, small and not really strong. Which is why when she gets attacked by a man using magic, who she later finds out is Damien Darhk, she has a hard time fighting back. Luckily, two guys come out of nowhere and as quickly Darhk came, he vanishes again. The two guys tell Val they're Nate and Ray, friends of her brother Mick and that they need to bring her to him. Once they are on what is called the "waverider", Val learns about the "Legends" and that her brother is part of this team of timetravelers, who are now facing Damien Darhk. Val decides she can help out the team and so she starts to fight along their side against him. All this time, Ray Palmer tries to help her get used to this new situation, slowly falling for her. But he knows Mick and how protective he can be. The two of them start to get closer, eventually dating in secrecy...
Sara Lance x Female OC 1: Maya Johnson had been one of the original members of the Legends, along with Sara Lance. The two of them were good friends, although Mays had a crush on her since they first met. She knew Sara was bi as well, but she was never sure if she was really flirting or not. And then Sara and Ava became a thing and Maya was sure she had no chance with her anymore. But one mission changed everything, when they have to go into the future and find out they are married there and have a daughter. Neither Maya, nor Sara know how to handle this situation. Maya tries her best to keep her distance, not wanting Sara to notice she has feelings for her, while Sara starts to wonder if Ava is really the one she wants to marry one day...
Ava Sharpe x Female OC 1: Diana Johnson was an immortal being, who had lived for centuries. Ava Sharpe was the boss of the time bureau, being able to time travel to any point in time. And wherever she went to, Diana was already there. At first, Ava and Diana didn't get along. Ava wanted to make experiments with her, trying to figure out why she couldn't die. Diana was didn't want this and so she fought against Ava. But Ava came to the conclusion that Diana would be a better friend than an enemy. She recruits her for the time bureau and introduces her to the legends, making her part of the team. But once they become friends, things change between them. They see different sides of each other and slowly, they fall for each other...
Nate Heywood x Female OC 1: Valerie Fitz and Nate Heywood had joined the Legends at around the same time. Both of them were new to all of it, but at least they had each other so they always had somebody to turn to. Quickly Valerie developed feelings for Nate, thinking he would feel the same because he was always so sweet to her and would even occasionally flirt with her. But when Zari Tomaz joins the team, Valerie is proven wrong. Nate seems to have fallen for the newest team member and everytime Val has to hear him talk about her or see them together, it breaks her heart. She starts to distance herself from Nate and when he notices, he confronts her about it, so Valerie confesses her feelings. She continues to distance herself from Nate and he starts to wonder if he maybe had pursued the wrong girl. But the next time he wants to talk to Val about what happened between them, he finds her kissing Ray...
Leonard Snart x Female OC 1: Diana Cain, had lost her mother at a quite young age and just lived with her father. He became her rolemodel and now that she is old enough, she is following in his footsteps as a police officer. But her first real case seems to be more difficult than she expected. The famous Leonard Snart has robbed a bank again, but with one small difference: He killed a man. It doesn't take Diana long to figure out where he would go next, but when she meets the robber, he doesn't seem like a killer. He tells her he is innocent and that he needs help to prove it. Diana decide to trust him and they start to cross paths more and more often, until one day he is standing in front of her door, with a shot wound, telling her he needs a place to stay at...
2: while everyone from the legends seemed to have moved on from leonard snarts death, valerie holt couldn't. she had never told anyone, but she had been in love with leonard snart and before he sacrificed himself, the two of them had kissed. since then, two years had passed by. two years in which valerie could never get leonard out of her mind. so one day, when the team is on a mission, she steals the jumpship and travels back to the day leonard snart had died. only that she changes the timeline, saving his life and making sure nobody has to die that day. but when she travels back to the future, things have changed. time broke and the legends weren't a team anymore. she had no idea where leonard snart was now, she only knew he was out there and alive. so she makes it her mission to bring back the team and find the man she risked everything for. but two years had passed by. would he still feel the same about her? did his feelings changed when she changed the timeline?
Rip Hunter x Female OC 1: Rip Hunter and Vandal Savage have been enemies since the beginning of time. Rip knew every weakness Savage had, or so he thought. When he recrutes the "Legends" one of the team members is Diana Smith, a girl with the power to turn invisible, but otherwise a nobody. No files about her, no mentioning in any history books, it's like she doesn't even exist. But for some reason, she seems to be very intrested in finding Vandal Savage, more than the other team members. Rip and her work together many times late into the night, trying to find any clues as to how to defeat Vandal Savage. They start to get closer, but right before it gets serious, Dianas secret is revealed; She is Vandal Savages daughter and has lied to the team the whole time. But is she a villain like her father? Did she purposely come onto the ship to destroy the team from within? Or is really just someone who wants to save the world from her cruel father?
Supergirl:
Winn Schott x Female OC 1: Kate Evans hadn't had what people would call a "normal family". Her father made experiments with her, turning her into a meta human who can change her shape and even turn invisible. Now that she managed to escape her home at the age of 19, the first person who she runs into is Winn Schott, who is getting mugged. Kate scares away the muggers and leaves Winn wondering who that mysterious girl was. That is, until a few days later she is brought into the DEO, everyone thinking she is a threat. Winn recongnizes her and wants to help her this time, so he convinces the others she isn't a threat and that they shouldn't lock her away. They decide to train her, making her a sidekick of supergirl. Winn helps her with her suit and all and the more time he spends with her, the more he falls in love with her. But Kate is being a bit distant to everyone, making it hard for Winn to figure out if she likes him as well or even likes him at all...
Mon-El x Female OC 1: Katherine "Kate" Danvers was Alex and Karas sister. The three of them were inseparable and since Kate was the youngest of them, her two sisters were very protective of her. Kate works at the DEO, just like her two sisters, only that she only stays inside at the lab, occasionally helping out with the technology, but never more. One day, a capsule, just like the one Kara came onto earth with, crashes down near Central City. Kara brings the capsule to the DEO and when they open it, a stranger under the name of Mon-El jumps out. He first attacks the others, but once they get him to calm down, they explain everything to him. They figure out he has powers as well and want him to stay inside the DEO at first. Kate takes the roll of watching over him and tries her best to teach him as much about earth as she can. Mon-El slowly falls for her, but he keeps his identity a secret and acts just like the selfish prince he was on Daxam. Kate tries her hardest not to fall for him, but having a hard time not to. But when an intruder comes into the DEO and kidnaps her, Mon-El finally leaves the DEO, getting her back and realizing he can't hide his feelings anymore...
Lena Luthor x Female OC 1: Diana Cain had been Lena Luthors assistent since she got to Central City and bought CatCo. The two of them had a good relationship and even if Lena wouldn't admit it, Diana was her first friend. Which is why she was trying so hard to ignore her romantic feelings for her, not wanting to destroy this friendship. But everyday it got harder and harder and she felt like she was falling more and more for her. What she didn't knew was, that Diana had feelings for her as well. But Lena was her boss, so she couldn't tell her about it. Things between them get difficult, when James Olsen and Winn Schott start to work for Lena. James quickly becomes intrested in Lena, spending more and more time with her. Time, that Diana now can't spend with her anymore. And while Lena and James are at a meeting one day, she meets Winn. He askes her out and Diana thinks it may be a good way to get rid of her feelings for Lena. That is, until the day after the date she finds out that Lena fired Winn and she confronts Lena about the reason...
Kara Danvers x Female OC 1: Lia Lane never understood why her sister Lois has been so fascinated with Superman. Sure, he's from another planet and he has superpowers but she knew nothing about him. It was always strange to her, how she could love a stranger this much. It wasn't until after Lias first day at Catco as a photographer, she nearly got robbed but then got saved by Supergirl. Little does she know, that the hero she has a crush on is the cute journalist in the office next door, Kara Danvers. Lia and Kara become friends and Kara developes a crush on Lia, who is in love with Supergirl, without know she is in front of her eyes the whole time...
Alex Danvers x Female OC 1: Diana Mathews is the newest member of the DEO and the protege of Alex Danvers. Diana quickly makes a lot of progress, but Alex notices that she is always very distant to everyone. On her first mission, Alex catches her threatening a guy, nearly killing him. Unsure what is up with her, she decides to talk at her back at the DEO. Diana still tries to push her away but eventually reveals she is after the woman that killed her sister. Alex decides to try and help her find out where he's gonna be next. The two of the start to secretly research and work out a plan, spending more and more time together. Slowly, Diana realizes she has fallen for Alex, but knowing she can't be with her until she hasn't gotten revenge for her sister. Alex feels the same but is scared what will happen, once Diana will finally meet the man and how it will change their relationship...
Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor 1: basically a simple roleplay, what would have been if kara didn't date mon-el and her and lena were canonly in love with each other
Flash:
Barry Allen x Female OC 1: Nikki Blight had been working for Star Labs for a few years now, but when Barry Allen got brought there, hit by a lightning, it was something she had never seen before. She was there since the beginning of his journey, helped him when he woke up and was always a good friend to him. But she quickly realized that she had spend so much time with him, that she developed feelings for him. But Barry was in love Iris, even before Nikki met him. But Iris didn't seem intrested in him at all. She hoped Barry would maybe change his mind about Iris and realize he was pursuing the wrong girl. But Barry had already noticed, but didn't knew how to tell Nikki, so he kept on pretending he liked Iris. Then the day comes, where Barry realized he may had been waiting too long, when he sees Nikki and his boss, Harrison Wells, kissing... But what neither Nikki nor Barry know is that Harrison is the Reverse Flash, the murderer of Barrys parents he's been after for so long now...
Miraculous:
Adrien & Marinette 1: Marinette never wanted anything more than to go to school and live a normal life. But her father Gabriel never allowed it for her, only letting her go out for photoshootings and letting her have a private teacher at home. Until one day she decides to stop listening to her father and goes to a school anyways. That's where she meets Adrien, the son of a family that owns a bakery near the school. And Adrien doesn't seem to like Marinette very much, once he finds out she's a friend of Chloe. But both of their lives change, when they find magical jewelry that turns them into the heroes Ladybug and Chat Noir. Adrien quickly realizes Marinette isn't the horrible person he thought she be and falls in love with her, while Marinette developes a crush on the confident Chat Noir... [Basically, it's the shows storyline just with Adrien as the shy, clumsy guy who loves Marinette and Marinette as the famous supermodel who falls for Chat Noir]
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2020.09.09 23:05 AmbitiousParty Light Conversation - Seeking critique/feedback

Hello, this is my first time posting here. I have been wanting to start writing again after a lot of mental stuff has held me back most my life. I have been mulling an idea for a longer writing concerning these two characters, but I wanted to start with something smaller to start developing them. I'd love feedback from anyone good or bad. I'm self-conscious about my writing, particularly the themes I'd like to explore, so I'd rather not bring it to people I know, but I would love criticism/feedback from strangers on the internet! :D Thanks in advance for anyone who would give of their time!
Light Conversation
The girl was the only one sitting alone at the noisy pizza restaurant, and that fact made her feel even more, well, alone. The joyful, energetic conversations happening all around her were jarring and she wished she had just ordered to go. She could have waited outside in the cool, evening air. Eaten at the park, in peace and shadows. Shadows were good company for Lena.
She’d ask for a box to go. But she’d have to ask for a to-go cup. The waitress had brought her a drink already. She’d just get a pop from the gas station to avoid bothering her. Lena looked around the restaurant for the waitress, wanting to ask her to change the order to to-go before the pizza was brought out.
Peering around the packed room she saw families with energetic children, drawing on the paper tablecloths with provided crayons. She saw couples, young twenty-somethings like herself, on carefree dates, holding hands and chatting carefree. She saw groups of rambunctious teenagers, loudest of all, howling with inside jokes and chatter. She did not, however, see her waitress.
“Hey Lena!” The girl at the table jumped at the sound, pulled back suddenly from her waitress searching.
“Ah, oh, h-hi,” Lena stuttered, surprised by her name. She looked up to see a new co-worker who had started earlier that week at the newspaper in the small town where they lived. Lena had worked there since high school, first as an intern and now as a sub editor, but this girl was new. And new to town apparently, because Lena didn’t remember her from high school, and they must be somewhat close in age.
Lena found the girl beautiful, with deep brown eyes and flawless skin. Her hair was dark and sleek and straight. Lena felt subconscious in her presence. Lena’s own hair was light and frizzy and never behaved properly. It was always flat and wavy in the front and turning out in all directions in the back. Lena’s nose was too big and her eyes were too wide. This girl was beautiful. What was her name? She should know her name!
“Care if I sit down? Are you waiting for someone?” the girl asked unabashed.
“N-no, I mean, yes,” Lena stammered over the questions. “Yes, you can sit there. No one is sitting there.”
The dark hair girl dropped into the seat across from Lena.
“DJ told me the pizza here is pretty good so I thought I’d give it a try! You like it?” the girl asked. Lena nodded and started to opened her mouth to speak, but the girl’s eyes sparkled and she continued laughing, “What a silly question! I would guess you like it, since you are eating here!” Her boisterous laugh spread though the space between them, filling all the corners. Inexplicably Lena was reminded of sitting in front of the fireplace with Jackel, feeling so warm and delighted, with his head on her shoulder, her arm holding him close, a lifetime ago.
Lena smiled at the girl and nodded in agreement. Nervously she played with the bottom of her cup, trying to remember her name. What is her name? What is her name?
“You probably don’t remember my name, it’s Margo!” the girl said after a short beat. Lena sighed inwardly relieved.
“Sorry, I’m terrible at names,” Lena said looking up. “I have an awful memory, I should have remembered. I know DJ introduced you to everyone.”
“No worries!” Margo exclaimed, her smile somehow becoming even friendlier. Lena found herself starting to smile just looking at it. “I forgot almost everyone’s names, but I remembered yours because it was so pretty. I’d never heard the name “Lena” before. It really suits you!”
Lena blushed and looked quickly at her hands, shaking her head slightly. She tried to think of a reply quickly but couldn’t find any words. Such a nice thing to say. But not true. The kind words couldn’t find a place to belong. They came in through her ear and bounced out the other side. Lena’s face felt hot and she tried to keep her breathing steady.
She looked out the window then, into the dark night, and tried to avoid Margo’s eyes. She could see Margo looking at her curiously in the reflective surface of the restaurant’s window.
“Order for Margo!” the cashier called out.
“Right here!” Margo called, standing to glide over to the register to pick up her pizza. Lena watched her go, relief and regret at Margo’s departure from the table warring within her. Margo picked up her order and returned to Lena, smiling broadly when she caught her eye. Lena smiled back. Beautiful.
“Hey, it was really good seeing you! Will I see you at work tomorrow?” Margo stood next to Lena’s table now, pizza box in hand, poised to head home.
“Y-yes, I’ll be there,” Lena managed shyly, face reddening again.
“Great!” Margo said. “Look forward to it! See you tomorrow, Lena!”
“See you tomorrow, Margo!” Lena said, smiling wider now. Margo’s eyes twinkled and she turned heel to head out the door, giving a last grin and cheerful wave before she pushed the door open and exited into the peaceful night. Lena’s waitress appeared then with her pizza and set it before her. Feeling light and a bit giddy, Lena grabbed a slice to dine in.
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2020.09.07 22:11 arrowverserpgs [F4A] Longterm Fandom Roleplay (CanonxOC & CanonxCanon Pairings)

Hey, so glad you found your way to this post! I'm looking for someone to do a handful of fandom roleplays with me (All are stated below + Stories). You don't have to be extremly literate, but at least semi-literate is the standard. I'm mabye not extremly literate myself but always try my best to write as much as possible/appropriate for the situation, usually about 2-3 paragraphs . I only roleplay with people who have seen the show that we are roleplaying, doesn't have to be finished tho. Just give me a heads up how far you're into it. I'm open to include NSFW, but only if we talked about it explicitly and it works with the story. I roleplay here on Reddit or Discord , preferably Discord tho. I roleplay in first person and will play the OCs. For the canonxcanon to play any of the two characters.
Now, here are the fandoms & pairings I'm looking for:
Gotham:
Edward Nygma x Female OC 1: Nobody in the whole GCPD liked Edward Nygma. Everyone thought he was a weirdo and was annoyed by him. But that changed, when Valerie Bullock, Harvey Bullocks daughter, joins the GCPD. Although her father doesn't want her to talk to Nygma, they cross paths over and over again and very quickly, Val realizes that Edward isn't a bad guy, he just wants to make the others smile. She notices that Edward seems to have a crush on Kristen and decides to help him out. The two become friends, but quickly Ed realizes he may has focused on the wrong woman for too long. Val slowly notices she's falling for him too, but thinks he is still intrested in Kristen. And one day, Vals ex-boyfriend comes back to town, wanting to win her back and apologize for what has happened between them. But Nygma hears about it and pays him a visit, ultimately getting rid of him. He realzies, that it felt so right to kill him. He starts lying to Val, telling her he just talked with her ex and made him leave, while he keeps on getting rid of people in his life that only used to bring him down and that could hurt his relationship to Val. The two of them finally get together after a while, but Val is still unaware of what Edward is doing when the two of them aren't together. And one night, she finds a box of things in Edwards appartment where her ex-boyfriends phone is in...
Bruce Wayne x Female OC 1: Bruce Wayne and Diana Cain had been going to the same high school, but he never noticed her. That is until the day his parents got killed. Selina Kyle wasn't the only one in that alley, so was Diana who went out the same backdoor of the cinema that Bruce went through after a fight with her boyfriend, Jerome Valeska. Bruce tries to find out who killed his parents, but Selina didn't seem to have seen much. He tries to talk to Diana, wanting to know if she had seen something. But he notices how distant she is, then she notices the bruises on her arms and legs. He finds himself getting distracted from the murder of his parents, trying to find out what happened to her. Until one day when they talk at school, her boyfriend Jerome turns up and Bruce finally puts the pieces together, figuring out that there relationship isn't as happy as Diana pretends. Bruce wants to help her, slowly realizing she has become more than a friend to him. But Diana is scared, not wanting Bruce to get hurt because of her.
Victor Zsasz x Female OC 1: I, Valerie 'Val' Falcone, am the youngest daughter of Don Carmin Falcone, just 18 years old. I have lived with my mother for years but she recently passed away, so now I moved back to Gotham, to finish my school there and to live with my father. But on the first day in town I get robbed, so my father hires you, Victor Zsasz to look after me all the time. You're the best hitmen in the whole town and could kill anyone in just seconds. From now on, you are instructed to always be by my side and protect me. We start to flirt with each other, tease and mock the other one. We become some kind of friends, hanging around more than needed. You start to have a soft spot for me and really care about me and I start to let my guard down and talk about my past. And one day, we realize we have fallen in love with each other...
Jerome Valeska x Female OC Diana Gordon and Jerome Valeska have been childhood friends. Every year Diana visited the circus in which Jerome and his twin brother Jeremia performed. Until Dianas father, Jim Gordon, sent her away to a boarding school in England. Now, a few days before Diana turns 18, she comes back to Gotham for her birthday and suprissingly, her father allows her to stay for as long as she wants, now that she is basically an adult. Diana decided to go to the circus that she, Jermia and Jerome always hung out at, but when she meets Jerome, she realizes things have changed. Jerome had turned into a handsome young men and a charming one as well. But that's not the only thing; Jeremia has been gone for a few years now, left right after Diana did. And Jerome, he seems more serious and darker now. The lighthearted young boy she knew as a child was gone, but even though he's so different now, she can't keep her distance. Then her birthday comes up and Jerome decides to come visit her birthday party, but to his suprise, Diana is talking a lot to Bruce Wayne, that boy in her class. Jerome gets jealous and Diana plays it off, thinking it's not big of a deal that she is friends with another boy. Until she heares about a murder in the circus and that the number one suspect is her childhood best friend, Jerome...
Oswald Cobblepot x Female OC 1: Val Cain had lived in Gotham her whole life and knew how things went. There was only the high society of riches and criminals and then there was the rest, the lower class. And Val was part of the last one, never being able to really get out of that life style. That is until she meets Oswald Cobblepot in a coffee shop who offers her 100 dollars if she pretend to be his girlfriend while Ed Nygma gets his coffee. Val agrees and for a short moment they pretend to be a couple, just long enough so Ed notices. Then the two of them go their seperate ways. Until a few days later, Oswald stands in front of her door, offering her more money if she keeps on pretending. But the longer they pretend, the more real their feelings become and suddenly it's not just about making Ed Nygma jealous...
Jeremiah Valeska x Female OC 1: Valerie Cain, Jeremiah Valeska and Jerome Valeska had been going to the same high school for a few years. Both Jeremiah and Jerome had a crush on Valerie, but Jerome was eventually the one that made a move first and the two ended up dating. Valerie and Jeremiah still see each other pretty often since the three of them often hang out together. Jeremiah can't get the thought of his mind that he is the one who should've been with her and so he slowly starts to sabotage his brother, canceling dates behind his back or deleting messages Valerie sent. But once Jerome figures out, a huge fight starts and Jeremiah ends up killing his brother. Panicking, he starts to tell Diana that Jerome ran away. He starts being there for her and comforts her. They get closer until one day when Diana wants to suprise Jeremiah, she finds the clothes Jerome was killed in, all covered in blood...
Wynonna Earp:
Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught 1: In High School, Waverly was the pretty and popular girl and Nicole was more of a nerdy loner. Nobody noticed her, or so she thought. Waverly had an eye on her, but with a boyfriend on her side, it was hard to get close to her. One rainy day, Nicole offers Waverly to drive her home and from there their story begins. The two of them become friends and Nicole starts to fall for Waverly as well. After a fight with her boyfriend Champ, Waverly once again runs into Nicole at a late evening and while Nicole comforts her, Waverly goes for a kiss. Although knowing it is wrong, the two of them start to date in secret...
2: (plotwise a sequel to 1) After Nicole and Waverly dated in High School and it didn't end well, both of them go their seperate ways. But a few years later in a small town named Purgatory, they meet again. Nicole has a fiancee now but when she and Waverly meet again, all old feelings are back again. Waverly decides that this time she wants to do things right, but Nicole is scared that their story will repeat itself, trying to distance herself from Waverly. But the two of them end up running into each other over and over again, making it impossible to ever forget the other one...
Waverly Earp x Female OC 1: Val had been in purgatory since the moment she became 18. Before that, she got passed around from foster family to foster family, never staying somewhere for more than a year. But now she was free and could do what she wants. And what she wants is to find her family. That's what brought her to purgatory. It was the place she was born, or so she was told. Things started to get a bit weird a few days after she arrived. At night she would hear noises from outside, until one night what seemed to be a zombie or demon broke into her house. Unsure what it was, Val ran away and right into Wynonna and Waverly Earp, who seemed to know this would happen. After they kill what they call a "revenant", the two explain to Val that there must be a reason they are after her. They realize it wouldn't be save for her to stay at her own home, so they decide it would be best if Val would stay at the Earps house for a while. Waverly and Val become roommates and quickly friends. But when Val is introduced to the rest of the team, Xavier Dolls, Doc Holiday and Nicole Haught, things get difficult. She notices that Nicole is flirting with Waverly and quickly realizes the reason she doesn't like Nicole, is that she is jealous of her connection with Waverly, not knowing Waverly isn't intrested in Nicole but in Val. But when Val and Doc meet for the first time, both of them feel a connection they can't explain. And somehow, they seem to be very simliar, in a way where it couldn't be a coincidence anymore...
Legends of Tomorrow:
Zari & Charlie 1: Since Charlie joined the Legends, Zari always had avoided her and Charlie never understood why. They had never talked and yet Zari seemed to hate her. Charlie tries to talk to her over and over again, but Zari never lets her get too close to her. It isn't until the Legends have a mission in Zambesi, when Charlie realizes that it's about the shape she is in and that Zari had been in love with Amaya, the woman Charlie looks like. Zari notices that after the mission Charlie changed into a different form and goes to talk to her. They have an honest conversation and Zari admits that she was in love with Amaya and apologizes for the way she treated Charlie. The two of them slowly become friends, but Zari starts to develope feelings for Charlie, not knowing if they are because of her personality or who she looks like...
John Constantine x Female OC 1:In High School, Diana Cain was the pretty and popular girl and John Constantine was the trouble maker. But they loved one another, yet they didn't end up together when High School ended and years later, Diana is part of the Legends who now need Johns help challenging a time demon named Mallus. Diana and John meet again, after what felt like eternity for both of them, yet it maybe were five years. Their feelings are quickly back, stronger than ever. They try to keep their distance, yet they always end up close to one another. Diana had heared about the reputation John had now, always sleeping around with women and never gettin serious. And not wanting to be just like them, she tries to ignore her feelings for John. John knows the way things go and he hasn't had a relationship after they broke up. He wasn't sure if he could ever have one again... But they are like magnets, always pulling each other close and no matter how hard they try to fight their feelings, in the end those feelings are too strong...
Ray Palmer x Female OC 1: Val Rory was the opposite to her brother Mick, happy most of the time, small and not really strong. Which is why when she gets attacked by a man using magic, who she later finds out is Damien Darhk, she has a hard time fighting back. Luckily, two guys come out of nowhere and as quickly Darhk came, he vanishes again. The two guys tell Val they're Nate and Ray, friends of her brother Mick and that they need to bring her to him. Once they are on what is called the "waverider", Val learns about the "Legends" and that her brother is part of this team of timetravelers, who are now facing Damien Darhk. Val decides she can help out the team and so she starts to fight along their side against him. All this time, Ray Palmer tries to help her get used to this new situation, slowly falling for her. But he knows Mick and how protective he can be. The two of them start to get closer, eventually dating in secrecy...
Sara Lance x Female OC 1: Maya Johnson had been one of the original members of the Legends, along with Sara Lance. The two of them were good friends, although Mays had a crush on her since they first met. She knew Sara was bi as well, but she was never sure if she was really flirting or not. And then Sara and Ava became a thing and Maya was sure she had no chance with her anymore. But one mission changed everything, when they have to go into the future and find out they are married there and have a daughter. Neither Maya, nor Sara know how to handle this situation. Maya tries her best to keep her distance, not wanting Sara to notice she has feelings for her, while Sara starts to wonder if Ava is really the one she wants to marry one day...
Ava Sharpe x Female OC 1: Diana Johnson was an immortal being, who had lived for centuries. Ava Sharpe was the boss of the time bureau, being able to time travel to any point in time. And wherever she went to, Diana was already there. At first, Ava and Diana didn't get along. Ava wanted to make experiments with her, trying to figure out why she couldn't die. Diana was didn't want this and so she fought against Ava. But Ava came to the conclusion that Diana would be a better friend than an enemy. She recruits her for the time bureau and introduces her to the legends, making her part of the team. But once they become friends, things change between them. They see different sides of each other and slowly, they fall for each other...
Nate Heywood x Female OC 1: Valerie Fitz and Nate Heywood had joined the Legends at around the same time. Both of them were new to all of it, but at least they had each other so they always had somebody to turn to. Quickly Valerie developed feelings for Nate, thinking he would feel the same because he was always so sweet to her and would even occasionally flirt with her. But when Zari Tomaz joins the team, Valerie is proven wrong. Nate seems to have fallen for the newest team member and everytime Val has to hear him talk about her or see them together, it breaks her heart. She starts to distance herself from Nate and when he notices, he confronts her about it, so Valerie confesses her feelings. She continues to distance herself from Nate and he starts to wonder if he maybe had pursued the wrong girl. But the next time he wants to talk to Val about what happened between them, he finds her kissing Ray...
Leonard Snart x Female OC 1: Diana Cain, had lost her mother at a quite young age and just lived with her father. He became her rolemodel and now that she is old enough, she is following in his footsteps as a police officer. But her first real case seems to be more difficult than she expected. The famous Leonard Snart has robbed a bank again, but with one small difference: He killed a man. It doesn't take Diana long to figure out where he would go next, but when she meets the robber, he doesn't seem like a killer. He tells her he is innocent and that he needs help to prove it. Diana decide to trust him and they start to cross paths more and more often, until one day he is standing in front of her door, with a shot wound, telling her he needs a place to stay at...
2: while everyone from the legends seemed to have moved on from leonard snarts death, valerie holt couldn't. she had never told anyone, but she had been in love with leonard snart and before he sacrificed himself, the two of them had kissed. since then, two years had passed by. two years in which valerie could never get leonard out of her mind. so one day, when the team is on a mission, she steals the jumpship and travels back to the day leonard snart had died. only that she changes the timeline, saving his life and making sure nobody has to die that day. but when she travels back to the future, things have changed. time broke and the legends weren't a team anymore. she had no idea where leonard snart was now, she only knew he was out there and alive. so she makes it her mission to bring back the team and find the man she risked everything for. but two years had passed by. would he still feel the same about her? did his feelings changed when she changed the timeline?
Rip Hunter x Female OC 1: Rip Hunter and Vandal Savage have been enemies since the beginning of time. Rip knew every weakness Savage had, or so he thought. When he recrutes the "Legends" one of the team members is Diana Smith, a girl with the power to turn invisible, but otherwise a nobody. No files about her, no mentioning in any history books, it's like she doesn't even exist. But for some reason, she seems to be very intrested in finding Vandal Savage, more than the other team members. Rip and her work together many times late into the night, trying to find any clues as to how to defeat Vandal Savage. They start to get closer, but right before it gets serious, Dianas secret is revealed; She is Vandal Savages daughter and has lied to the team the whole time. But is she a villain like her father? Did she purposely come onto the ship to destroy the team from within? Or is really just someone who wants to save the world from her cruel father?
Supergirl:
Winn Schott x Female OC 1: Kate Evans hadn't had what people would call a "normal family". Her father made experiments with her, turning her into a meta human who can change her shape and even turn invisible. Now that she managed to escape her home at the age of 19, the first person who she runs into is Winn Schott, who is getting mugged. Kate scares away the muggers and leaves Winn wondering who that mysterious girl was. That is, until a few days later she is brought into the DEO, everyone thinking she is a threat. Winn recongnizes her and wants to help her this time, so he convinces the others she isn't a threat and that they shouldn't lock her away. They decide to train her, making her a sidekick of supergirl. Winn helps her with her suit and all and the more time he spends with her, the more he falls in love with her. But Kate is being a bit distant to everyone, making it hard for Winn to figure out if she likes him as well or even likes him at all...
Mon-El x Female OC 1: Katherine "Kate" Danvers was Alex and Karas sister. The three of them were inseparable and since Kate was the youngest of them, her two sisters were very protective of her. Kate works at the DEO, just like her two sisters, only that she only stays inside at the lab, occasionally helping out with the technology, but never more. One day, a capsule, just like the one Kara came onto earth with, crashes down near Central City. Kara brings the capsule to the DEO and when they open it, a stranger under the name of Mon-El jumps out. He first attacks the others, but once they get him to calm down, they explain everything to him. They figure out he has powers as well and want him to stay inside the DEO at first. Kate takes the roll of watching over him and tries her best to teach him as much about earth as she can. Mon-El slowly falls for her, but he keeps his identity a secret and acts just like the selfish prince he was on Daxam. Kate tries her hardest not to fall for him, but having a hard time not to. But when an intruder comes into the DEO and kidnaps her, Mon-El finally leaves the DEO, getting her back and realizing he can't hide his feelings anymore...
Lena Luthor x Female OC 1: Diana Cain had been Lena Luthors assistent since she got to Central City and bought CatCo. The two of them had a good relationship and even if Lena wouldn't admit it, Diana was her first friend. Which is why she was trying so hard to ignore her romantic feelings for her, not wanting to destroy this friendship. But everyday it got harder and harder and she felt like she was falling more and more for her. What she didn't knew was, that Diana had feelings for her as well. But Lena was her boss, so she couldn't tell her about it. Things between them get difficult, when James Olsen and Winn Schott start to work for Lena. James quickly becomes intrested in Lena, spending more and more time with her. Time, that Diana now can't spend with her anymore. And while Lena and James are at a meeting one day, she meets Winn. He askes her out and Diana thinks it may be a good way to get rid of her feelings for Lena. That is, until the day after the date she finds out that Lena fired Winn and she confronts Lena about the reason...
Kara Danvers x Female OC 1: Lia Lane never understood why her sister Lois has been so fascinated with Superman. Sure, he's from another planet and he has superpowers but she knew nothing about him. It was always strange to her, how she could love a stranger this much. It wasn't until after Lias first day at Catco as a photographer, she nearly got robbed but then got saved by Supergirl. Little does she know, that the hero she has a crush on is the cute journalist in the office next door, Kara Danvers. Lia and Kara become friends and Kara developes a crush on Lia, who is in love with Supergirl, without know she is in front of her eyes the whole time...
Alex Danvers x Female OC 1: Diana Mathews is the newest member of the DEO and the protege of Alex Danvers. Diana quickly makes a lot of progress, but Alex notices that she is always very distant to everyone. On her first mission, Alex catches her threatening a guy, nearly killing him. Unsure what is up with her, she decides to talk at her back at the DEO. Diana still tries to push her away but eventually reveals she is after the woman that killed her sister. Alex decides to try and help her find out where he's gonna be next. The two of the start to secretly research and work out a plan, spending more and more time together. Slowly, Diana realizes she has fallen for Alex, but knowing she can't be with her until she hasn't gotten revenge for her sister. Alex feels the same but is scared what will happen, once Diana will finally meet the man and how it will change their relationship...
Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor 1: basically a simple roleplay, what would have been if kara didn't date mon-el and her and lena were canonly in love with each other
Flash:
Barry Allen x Female OC 1: Nikki Blight had been working for Star Labs for a few years now, but when Barry Allen got brought there, hit by a lightning, it was something she had never seen before. She was there since the beginning of his journey, helped him when he woke up and was always a good friend to him. But she quickly realized that she had spend so much time with him, that she developed feelings for him. But Barry was in love Iris, even before Nikki met him. But Iris didn't seem intrested in him at all. She hoped Barry would maybe change his mind about Iris and realize he was pursuing the wrong girl. But Barry had already noticed, but didn't knew how to tell Nikki, so he kept on pretending he liked Iris. Then the day comes, where Barry realized he may had been waiting too long, when he sees Nikki and his boss, Harrison Wells, kissing... But what neither Nikki nor Barry know is that Harrison is the Reverse Flash, the murderer of Barrys parents he's been after for so long now...
Miraculous:
Adrien & Marinette 1: Marinette never wanted anything more than to go to school and live a normal life. But her father Gabriel never allowed it for her, only letting her go out for photoshootings and letting her have a private teacher at home. Until one day she decides to stop listening to her father and goes to a school anyways. That's where she meets Adrien, the son of a family that owns a bakery near the school. And Adrien doesn't seem to like Marinette very much, once he finds out she's a friend of Chloe. But both of their lives change, when they find magical jewelry that turns them into the heroes Ladybug and Chat Noir. Adrien quickly realizes Marinette isn't the horrible person he thought she be and falls in love with her, while Marinette developes a crush on the confident Chat Noir... [Basically, it's the shows storyline just with Adrien as the shy, clumsy guy who loves Marinette and Marinette as the famous supermodel who falls for Chat Noir]
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2020.09.07 09:04 fdrs_hamster On Tonight’s Episode Of “Being Married to a Non-Name Nerd”

My husband and I are TTC.
I love the man dearly, but he really cannot remember anything. Most days I am just glad he remembers my name. So any time we talk about names, he will literally forget if he brought a name up, if a name is off the table, or, sometimes, if he even said that he likes a name!
Anyway, all that to say, tonight we sat down and made a list. At the end of the list, I wrote “I, husband’s name, being of sound mind, agree that the above names do not make me recoil and are on the table. Any future claim that I dislike the above names would in fact be a lie,” and he signed and dated it. Hopefully we won’t have to argue the baseline premise that he likes these names anymore!
Anyway, the list is long for both boys and girls, but it’s a start for us that we can narrow down. here they are!
Girls: Elena, Bridget, Piper, Noah/Noa, Tessa, Jane, Calla, Hazel, Josephine, Lola, Miriam, Penelope, Lena, Louisa, Tabitha
Boys: Brooks, Greyson, Emmett, Milo, Callum, Declan, Leland, Nolan, Conrad, Dexter, Ellis
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2020.09.06 14:33 TessaBissolli A close examination of the story. Part 53: CONCLUSIONS (2 of 2)

I started the series three months ago examining how the apparent narrative of the show's mythology crumbles under examination. This is the final post on the series but for post #27, to be published later which examines the stories told by the show.
We looked at each aspect, as well as the subtler connecting details and symbols that emerge. The story that becomes apparent is a far more interesting one. A history of a giant charade, the long shadows of bilocation, the identity issues that comes with being a covert spy, and what happens to families of all kinds of those spies.
The prior part had conclusions about all the characters, except Red. Ilya, Dom and Katarina were pretending to be KGB. Fakerina knew them as KGB. Lena may be KGB. Liz may not have been born as Masha Rostova, and in fact there may be no such person ever born as such. It is possible that Katarina was not Liz's bio mother. The woman we met as Naomi had been hiding under false pretenses, and Jennifer seemed to have created a storm to solve the only question she really asked of Red: "why am I here?".
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We examined what Kate's motivations were in digging the bones, and how she created contingencies. We looked at the Hargraves, and how Scottie appeared to have achieved a closure that Howard did not have, likely, because she had been told her son was dead by someone she trusted. We examine how Tom's box and Liz's scar were connected, and concluded that the object which was nested in the carving, or an identical one, was present the night of the fire, resulting in Liz's burn.
The identity of the bones, however many may want to believe is a closed matter, is far from it. A bit of critical examination of the story makes that abundantly clear, especially the reactions of those involved with them. Red was identified by fingerprints and the DNA of RR was not on file.' The ID of them point to a point of convergence of Carla Reddington and "Katarina Rostova".
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That leaves us with a central question: Who Is Red, the man using the name Raymond Reddington now??

We analyzed how "Reddington" seemed to have been an assumed one, even for the mythical officer who was in the Navy, because it seems nobody had been born such. We deduced the bones could NOT have been identified as RR's. We question why would Red continue to use the Reddington identity, as have Liz and Ressler questioned, when he could have got a new face and a new name?
Why chose to continue to be a man destined to be hunted as a traitor? And concluded it only had one visible effect: It kept the possibility of a trial as a traitor alive, and it kept Naomi Hyland in WITSEC. If this was done out of protection or out of spite is not known. I will assume he is protecting her.
But who is he? Is he Raymond Reddington? Is he an impostor? A supplanter? Could he be both? Who is he REALLY?
We have a number of anecdotes told to Liz and others, including Dembe about Red's life and childhood.
I have collected Red, in his own words in seven posts, for those interested in them: The darkness; The Ascent from darkness; Why is he like fried butter? His worldview; His stories; Red loves the arts & Miscellaneous
But what can we say in regards to where the narrative crumbles? It crumbles on his taking the identity for the first time in October of 1991, as we are told in Rassvet, and apparently in Ilya's memories in Orion. Let us shelve what SEEMS to be going on in Orion for now, as it will be the subject of my next series into the mythology episodes.
Let us delve into the rest:
His father excommunicated him as a child or teen, for being difficult. His idolizing outlaws. Boys and girls he was friends with: Marnie Petersen, Gary Goddard, Bob Yoshimura, Patty Sutton, Melanie Reichman, BJ Simpson, Steven Bash, Bergita Olofson, Sarah Ellen Winstead, Rosie Cavendish, Marlin Trout. Other people in his past: Smokey, the high school janitor; Trudy Svoboda, the baker's wife; Brenda Gilroy, his babysitter; Old Man Quimby, his fencing instructor; Mrs. Beerman, saved by him from a pool; Petty Officer Virginia Sherman, etc.
We know of two Summer jobs, both in Michigan. We know he calls carbonated beverages pops, or soda pops, and has an affinity for foods popular in the Midwest of the US. We know his mother likely had Russians origins and his father was moralistic and a disciplinarian, a man who taught him to be true to his word, to value loyalty.
We know Red is a childhood friend of Ilya, and a long time friend of Sam, whom he says he loved, and has known most of his life. We also know he admits to having had another identity, prior to becoming Reddington.
And we have what seems like an admission that it was Koehler who gave him the face and the identity for the first time, right?
I knew it was you as soon as I found out you were looking for Dr. Koehler's nurse.... One day I'm captured, the next, you're looking for someone who knows I was once someone else? I knew that wasn't a coincidence, but I let my hopes convince me that - you'd never betray me like that.
seems cut and dry, except, for context. This is fine example of point of view. One in which we are not delving into the truth, but into what Red wanted Liz to believe. Red's maneuver, turning against himself.

What did Red do at the beginning of season 6?

Red begins the season by robbing a bank to get box #604
Charlie, would you please escort Lucinda to her desk where she keeps the master key to the safe-deposit room? I need box 604 post-haste.
He then returns the box which now contains a stolen masterpiece, one stolen by Grayson Blaise, so that is likely a story given to the bank manager to insure he does not say anything:
RED: I come bearing gifts... It's exchanged hands a couple of times over the years, but it came to my attention that the current owner was holding it here at your bank. Not to worry. I'm sure you had no idea. But I do think it's time for the flowers to go back home again..... it's your obligation to see that it's returned to its rightful owner. My God, I hope they can manage to hold onto it this time around. Please don't mention my name. I'd prefer it to be an anonymous donation.
And following that incident, he is happy. He is losing weight and exercising. And he wants to find Koehler, a surgeon who Katarina procured for a surgery that Jennifer said was in October of 1991. But when Liz asked him about the list of clients, which Red wanted once Koehler died, this is what he wanted Liz to believe: that the file was his. He did not confirm it was, but led her to believe it was:
LIZ: This isn't the complete list, is it?
RED: No, it's not. One file has been deleted.
Liz says : "Yours." But Red does not say yes, or no, the clear mark he is telling the truth. He says:
I prefer to keep my nips and tucks to myself. Forgive an old man his vanity.
He led Liz to believe Koeher did surgery on him. Why allow Liz to believe it was his and yet does not say a clear yes or no? Why subterfuge there? Why not say it was of someone he had promised to keep a secret. In the absence of a "yes" or "no" I am always suspicious of Red's evasion tactics. He does not lie about having deleted a record so why is he misleading Liz? Why not say to Liz he got injured and needed surgery?
More intriguing as we had seen in Rassvet an image of the surgery, and that featured a woman's shape under the surgical sheet, not a man's. I do not take Rassvet as gospel, but I believe the majority of scenes have some truth in them, even if the order or placement of scenes might not hold to scrutiny.
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But it does not stop there. He gives Liz clues he was someone else before, and that he re-invented himself:
RED: I'm a great fan of reinvention.
LIZ: Of keeping your true self hidden.
RED: Or of becoming your true self, even if you have to take on a new identity to achieve it.
He does not know what Liz knows at that point, (POV) but he knows what he led Liz to believe: that he had a surgery with Koehler. And then told her that he is a fan of reinvention, of taking a new identity to become who he really was.
So, he has to know that Liz must believe that Koehler helped him become Raymond Reddington. But Red does not know anything about the ID of the bones, which he believes he took away before she learned everything.
Red is a techno moron by his own admission. Did he believe the file would be completely erased? Probably. Did he know about the dates in the index? Likely not.
Until she is looking for Renard and he connect the dots that she believes Renard can tell her something about what he led her to believe, that Koehler made him into RR. And he MIGHT have. Just when would he have done that is the question to ask.
When asked why he REMAINED Reddington after getting the money, he told Liz he is what he is:
LIZ: I mean, you became Reddington, but then, you stayed Reddington. And I don't understand why.
RED: I am what I am. Popeye the Sailor Man.
forget the quote of Popeye. He is what he is. He is Reddington because he is Reddington, basically the same thing he told Cooper:

What about being a more interesting Reddington that Reddington ever was? Is that an indication that there was another Reddington?

We have another character whose name was an assumed name, and who became a better version of the name: Tom Keen.
I know I wasn't the best husband. But I-I can be. I can be. I don't wanna be anyone else.
Tom Keen was an assumed name of Christopher Hargrave, who went by the name of Jacob Phelps (although he knew that was not his real name, because the Phelps were foster parents or adoptive parents). Then he tried abandoning the name and asking Liz to call him Jacob. He left, after burning all his documents as Tom Keen, when the Major was looking for him. He comes back to help Liz, as Tom Keen,
And I'm gonna do everything I can.
Listen, Tom, you don't have to do this.
I do have to do this.
And then remains Tom Keen because he does not want to be anyone else. Even after learning who he really is, he remains Tom Keen, the identity under which he had made his life: he became the best operative the Major had, he ran missions for the CIA (Leland Bray), he met and marry Liz, he became a father, and he tried to protect his wife and daughter.
He remained Tom Keen because it was who he became. Who he was
RED TO RESSLER: We become who we are. We can't judge a book by its cover. But you can by its first few chapters and, most certainly, by its last.
Tom came back to it to protect the woman he loved and his family.
Red is who he is:
Even Liz knew in her heart of hearts, that Reddington is Reddington as she tells Jennifer:
LIZ TO JENNIFER: We do know who he is. Raymond Reddington. Not the real one, the reinvented one. The one who's been Raymond Reddington for 30 years, longer than anyone else, and whatever we find out, it's not gonna change that. This man, the one we know, is the concierge of crime. A very bad man capable of an incredible amount of good.
not the real one, the re-invented one. But the real one was not real either, or Liz would not be surprised Ressler found Reddington Sr, the father of RR:
You found Reddington's father?
So when Red tells Cooper
I'm a far more interesting Raymond Reddington than Raymond Reddington ever was.
Is he telling Cooper, he is a better version of the first incarnation of RR? Considering that Reddington was not likely to have been the real last name of the first Raymond either.
He is aware why is Cooper questioning this, because Dom told Liz he was Ilya Koslov. Obviously a lie, but he does not tell Liz or Cooper this. WHY?

WHY DOES RED NOT TELL LIZ THAT WAS A LIE TOLD TO HER BY DOM?

Think about this. Why would he not tell Liz he is not Ilya Koslov? He even told Liz he was NOT born Raymond Reddington:
One day I'm captured, the next, you're looking for someone who knows I was once someone else?
Yes, he made her believe the surgery was his. It may have been, but what he gave her is NOT a real answer. Not a conclusive, simple and unambiguous answer: a yes or a no. It was an evasion, as he told Dom:
RED: I haven't ever been totally forthright about myself.
DOM: What does she know?
RED: She’s been looking and thought she’d have a better chance of finding out more if I was in prison and couldn’t interfere.
and to Dembe:
Elizabeth knows. She knows I was once someone else
The truth is that Red is keeping two secrets from Liz: One is who he really is, the identity he had been born as, and the second is where is Katarina, a secret Dom is happy to help him keep.
Dom also gave Liz an identity for Red because she asked:
LIZ: You know his identity.
DOM: I do.
LIZ: Who is he? And how is it connected to my mother? I know she didn't drown in Cape May. I know that, 6 months later, she helped whoever's pretending to be Reddington become Reddington.
And Red does not tell Liz is a lie, despite our knowing it was. Liz does not know what we do. Our point of view is different from hers. We should question why does he not tell her that was a lie. Why does he wait for Liz to tell Cooper:
COOPER: You're one to talk about facts. Aren't you, Mr. Koslov?
RED: Ah! So Elizabeth finally told you. She took longer than I thought she would. Once word was out, I figured I was on borrowed time. And I'm sure, knowing you as I do, that you'll feel an obligation to report this to the powers that be.
why does he NOT deny this? especially something that would be easy to find out, because Red must know that the Koslov identity has been scrubbed, and that Liz investigating it, or Cooper reporting the name, will lead to opening up that can of worms and bringing danger to his friend Ilya.
Because it gives him time to complete whatever it is he is doing. Because it buys him time about revealing his real identity and whatever he is doing to protect Katarina, to neutralize the Townsend Directive which he may suspect has been reactivated, and to protect Katarina, who he is trying to find by trying to find Koehler, a surgeon which, regardless of any surgery Koehler may have done in Red, might have been the one who changed Katarina's face, which we know happened:
LIZ: I had the photo enhanced. It's a rough extrapolation of features since the face was almost entirely blown out. I ran it through every FBI database from facial recognition, mug shots, surveillance feeds... Do you know how many images are in the NGI database? ... 51 million. And not a single one of her.
So Katarina is either dead, or she changed her face. Considering how many people are out to get her, changing her face and name is a given. She has a different face and a different name.
Koehler was a surgeon Katarina knew, as she is the one who arranged the surgery. Who may have changed her face again.
Liz eventually will find out Reds not Koslov, as she does when Fakerina tells him Ilya is Ilya Koslov. Liz knows Ilya is a dear friend of Red:
The man she's taken, he's like a brother to me.
And Dom told her that Ilya was besotted with Katarina, with a ridiculous tale of a promise made when they were six. Besides that loaf of bread hitting the Rederina fans, we know Ilya protected Katarina, but his friendship and trust is to Red, as they talk about their childhood.
Ilya's relationship to Dom is less than friendly when we see Ilya's side, although in Rassvet he was subservient to Dom. In reality we do not know how Ilya and Katarina knew one another or what was the real relationship between Dom and Ilya, because Dom asks, not orders Ilya to help, so he was not a superior officer as Rassvet would have us believe.
So, what we know is that even those who know the secrets (who is Red and where is Katarina) call him Raymond: Dom, Ilya, Naomi. We know that regardless of the things Jennifer made Liz believe in that report, she talks to Red and in occasions to Liz, as u/jen5225 says, as if Red is Raymond Reddington:
I spent my whole life running from Reddington because I didn't want his world bleeding into mine.... I was always so afraid of what he might do to me and my mother, and now I'm equally afraid of what he's making me want to do to him.
She makes no difference in who was she running from and Red. She pretended to Liz she was afraid of Red, but in reality she was not. She was afraid Liz will find out she had talked to Red with no fear, because in her narrative to Liz, Red was a supplanter, and Jennifer was terrified of him, Liz believed he would have killed her. If Liz had learned of their restaurant meeting that narrative would have crumbled:
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Even Fakerina slips, and tells Liz that Red was once important to her:
FAKERINA TO LIZ: because he was once important to me.
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THE ILLUSIONIST: He means a great deal to you.
FAKERINA: He did. Once.
TO RED: You pretended to help me. You were never on my side.
Acting as what she knows to be true: Red is the same Raymond Reddington who once meant a lot to her. The father of Elizabeth:
you're familiar with - the name Raymond Reddington.... Have you heard of him? ...He's a wanted fugitive. He's also Keen's father.
It says here her name is Masha Rostova.
It also says she's the daughter of a KGB agent. A notorious KGB agent named Katarina Rostova. The agent out front, he's not looking for Reddington. He's looking for her. As bad as he is, Rostova's worse. The child you're being asked to care for is their granddaughter.
And even Kate does the same, making no difference between the man Katarina should have walk away from, and the one Liz should:
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And finally as Dembe made absolutely clear in the conversation he has with Red about Ross's intentions, even as he knows Ross blames Raymond Reddington for his misfortunes, as u/jen5225 realized:
DEMBE: Ross wants blood. He thinks you (RED) ruined his life.
RED: I didn't give Sutton Ross bogus plans for the Grayscape Seventeen.
DEMBE: But he (ROSS) thinks you (RED) did, and because of that, he wants to world to know what's inside the duffel. (OBVIOUSLY NOT RR who is who Ross blames for his misfortune)
So the question we should be asking ourselves is:

Could Red be both an impostor AND RR?

Yes. Because Reddington was never his real name. We have explored that is likely NOBODY was born Raymond Reddington, because Liz was surprised Ressler may have found RR:
RESSLER: I don't know who he was, but I think I found someone who might. Your grandfather.
LIZ: You found Reddington's father?
So, if Reddington was a created last name, and the man who fathered Liz took it and his name was Raymond, and Red's first name seems to BE Raymond, and he admits he was someone else before, what are the chances he is THE Raymond known to the US Navy as Raymond Reddigngon, a created identity for the man who worked counterintelligence?
I say big. What about the contention that Red TOLD Liz she killed her father, as some fans say?It did not happen. He let her believe it, but never said it.
What he told her is that her father died the night of the fire:
LIZ: Tom told me something right before he died.... "Your father's alive.”
RED: Lizzy, look at me. I'm telling you, with no uncertainty, your father is dead. He died in that fire.
that could be the death of the man or a figurative death of the role of father, I guess because when he was angry at Tom, he was careless:
TOM: I don't know what I'm gonna say to my wife. I've been sitting here for I don't know how long trying to figure out how to tell her. My wife and her dad, they had something…. He took her in when she was and raised her as a single parent. She's gonna be heartbroken.
RED: Yes. It'll undoubtedly take some time. But I'm sure she'll be fine. He'll always be there with her, standing in the shadows to keep her safe. Laughing with her in the light. Watching through her eyes all those who get close. He'll always be there. She will be fine.
I hope you're right.
I know I am.
He basically let Tom know he IS Liz's father, and then Tom told Liz that her father is alive. Not who he is, but he was alive. Which is why Red acts the way he does with Tom when he is alone:
RED: You are never to see her again.
TOM: Yeah. I got it.
I don't think you do. Look at me. You are never to see her again.
and
RED: You will not marry her.
TOM: Why? Because I didn't ask daddy's permission? Is that really why you called me here? Or did you just want someone to play go fish?
You married her over my objection once. It will not happen again.
and in that deleted scene between Red and Tom:
RED: Just know that if you’re gone, I’ll be watching your daughter.
TOM: I do know that.
and why Tom, while not telling Liz what he cannot prove, still acts as such:
Why Tom stays to help protect Red from the cabal assault in season 1,
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and why he helps Dembe get Lucille Books to save Red in season 4.
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He knows Red is Liz's father, but it is not his place to say anything, nor he can prove it. He likely told Liz in 1.22 because he thought he was dying, and then forgot about it in the aftermath of the shooting.
Red, on his part, denied being Liz's father ONCE:
LIZ: Growing up, Sam He raised me like his own. He was my whole world. But he wasn't my father.
RED: What is the question, Lizzy?
Are you my father?
[Pause] No.
Why would he do so, if he is Liz's biological father? Because he had JUST made a solemn promise on Sam's death bed when he would kill Sam, and a promise on a death bed carries weight, especially for a man whose word means something:
You will always be her father, Sam. I can only hope to love her and protect her as you would have.
From the moment Red left Liz with Sam, instead of raising her himself :
He was no longer a father. A man consumed by anger, intent on revenge, who derived power from knowing it did not matter if he lived or die, because he was not a father anymore, a man who promised the man who raised Liz that his role as father, was always his, CANNOT tell Liz he is her father. Red cannot tell anyone he is Liz's father. But he can say Liz is his daughter. A distinction with a difference in THIS case.
The SECOND time Liz asks, Red declines to answer because he killed Sam to prevent her from knowing:
knowing his identity would put you in grave danger.
Why? Because he's a fugitive on the "Most Wanted" list?
I loved Sam, Lizzy. Taking his life was of all the difficult things that I've done that may may be the most. But I did it to keep you from learning the name of your real father, to protect you. And you must understand-- having done that, I'm certainly not going to tell you who he was now.
Red is not going to tell Liz who her father WAS because her father's identity is a secret. Who he WAS, not who he IS. His REAL identity.
And in fact when Liz remembers the fire, he even tries telling her that her memories were not reliable:
What I remember is leaving my father dying on the floor of a burning house. There's no way he could have survived that.
Lizzy, the memories of a four-year-old are unreliable.
and uses the example of her memories of the event as a prime example of a manipulation:
Dr. Bogdan Ivanovich Krilov. One of the few people who have mastered the science of memory manipulation.
Science or science fiction?
You of all people should know the answer to that
I understand suppressing memories, helping someone to mute out a traumatic experience, but manipulating them?
The memory of an accident, a tragedy, a fire in which a 4-year-old girl killed her father.
Liz remembering she killed her father, is an example of a manipulation of memories done by Krilov.
And while Sam told her her father was a criminal who abandoned her, when Liz asks him what role Sam played, Red talks about " the way Sam told a story", which gives leeway to basically say anything and not be a lie:
The way Sam told the story was that one night, an old friend showed up at his door scared. The friend told Sam he was leaving town, that he was in danger and that he needed someone to care for a little girl, that her father had died that night in a fire. So Sam took the little girl in, and he raised her as his own always sheltering her from the truth about her biological father.
But since we NOW know it was Katarina who send Liz in to Sam, and it seemed Katarina believed he was dead for a while, as we see what Liz asked how could her mother give her up, finding the same decisions difficult to do herself:
I found a couple to take the baby. Thinking about it is one thing, but actually doing it... How did she do it-- my mother?
And this includes an answer that is what Red believes Katarina believed (POV) AT THE TIME OF SENDING HER TO SAM:
The man she loved killed by the child she adored-- it was just too much. Two months later, she went to Cape May and left her clothes on the beach, walked into the ocean, and was never seen again.
HERE is where he lets her believe it. But he may thinks she is talking about a figurative death, given he had already told her it was a manipulation, and her memories are not reliable.
So, that night, I killed both my parents.
You were a child. There should never have been a gun for you to grab.
I think it is pretty clear. But do not take it from me. Look at the words, think about point of view, what a character knows and when and how they learned it, and think about motivations and confirmations.

Red had told Liz about or we have seen him say:

His reasons to change his identity as a teen or young adult: I was a difficult child. People saw me one way I saw myself another. I felt misunderstood acted out. My father fancied himself a disciplinarian. Very moralistic. Instead of trying to understand me, he excommunicated me.
How he reinvented himself: I'm a great fan of reinvention.... of becoming your true self, even if you have to take on a new identity to achieve it.
What he lost: it may be hard for you to imagine, but I once had a relatively normal life-- bills to pay, playdates, family, some friends, people to care about. Lost all that.
Where he raised his family: raised my family in this house. (Takoma Park) . But IF he is the RR known to the US Navy, only until 1989. Because in 1990, Carla Reddington was already living somewhere different, hiding likely, somewhere Lord Baltimore could not find: he's looking for someone who lived in D.C. before 1990.
Something happened to that family, and he only knew pieces of it:
DIANE: I know the truth, Red about that night about what happened to your family. Do you want to know the truth?
RED: More than anything in the world. But if you know the truth, Diane, then somebody else does, too.
A truth that Diane, as part of the Justice Department could know (approving placement in WITSEC). Perhaps that Carla with Jennifer had been placed in WITSEC, with new names, perhaps a crime scene had been set to fake one or both of their deaths: Garvey was a U.S. Marshal. He put people in witness protection. Made them disappear or appear to be dead.
Red recognizes Carla Reddington, but had to read her new name, and believed she was in protective custody: "You need to get a unit to her right now. She's in protective custody... She was my wife."
As was his legal daughter, Jennifer: "I confirmed your daughter was placed in Protective Custody with her mother in 1990. The Marshal Service lost contact seven years ago. She is unaccounted for."
RR took his child in 1990: "The Cold War was hard-- too hard for your father. When the Soviet Union was collapsing, he took you from her."
But after the fire, when Katarina believed he was dead: "Your mother was never the same after that. The man she loved killed by the child she adored-- it was just too much."
Katarina fakes her death, but for a while Red believed it was true: "That's every suicide. Every single one. An act of terror perpetrated against everyone who's ever known you. Everyone who's ever loved you. The people closest to you, the ones who cherish you are the ones who suffer the most pain, the most damage. Why would you do that? Why would you do that to people who love you?
Red went down a dark path of revenge:
Which left him unable to be a parent:
A man in darkness, angry, alone: "[DEMBE} saw me for the man I really was a man surrounded by darkness. No friends who could be trusted, no faith that loyalty or love could ever truly exist. I was… Well, I was younger then. Angrier."
Until he had to go back to his old name, to protect the very woman who had framed him and the family he had to abandon:
Answering the question Liz and Ressler wisely asked:
LIZ: I mean, you became Reddington, but then, you stayed Reddington. And I don't understand why.
RED: I am what I am. Popeye the Sailor Man.
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RESSLER: I mean, before today, everyone thought Reddington was a traitor. The government, the press, and, still, the imposter chose to take his identity. I mean, he went to a surgeon who could have given him the identity of anyone in the world. He could have been anyone. And yet he chose to be a pariah. He chose the life of a wanted fugitive. Why? Why would anyone do that?
He is who he is: RR. The man known as Raymond Reddington, who went BACK to the identity (like Tom Keen did) to get the money to protect Katarina, and kept it to protect his family:
And anyone close to a target of theirs becomes a target themselves... Especially family. Unless they're abandoned on the side of a road on Christmas Eve.... An effective, albeit excruciatingly painful solution.
Because he is a protector, a sin eater. A charade architect
A charade that involved creating a myth, Katarina Rostova, an illusion inhabited by several women, fake KGB agents, convincing Rostov to become a spy under threat of revealing his wife was a KGB agent when she likely was not, fathering a child with one of the women, one he only knew as KR, taking his child from Russia:
moving stolen children is difficult. There's copious amounts of paperwork.
eventually falling for Katarina. Taking his child from her, unaware she was in the cabal, and the aftermath of the fire. A man who abandoned the identity,
focus on what Ilya is really saying.
and like Tom, came back to protect the woman he loved, and kept it to protect his wife.
A man who discovered that "The concept of bilocation is appealing even if not without consequence."
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2020.09.04 01:30 notarussianbotsky I haven't written in years. Please give pointers on how I can improve

In middle school and early high school, I was very interested in writing short stories. But since i realized i was mediocre at best I've kinda given up on that hobby. Today I was scrolling through reddit and saw an interesting prompt on WritingPrompts which you can see here [WP]
I kinda like what I wrote but I am interested to know what other people think. I don't want to be roasted, but would like some feedback as to where I can improve. thanks in advance!

Darci

I was always a loner. I never got along with my foster families. I felt so out of place with the other women in my platoon. And even when I got a real job, I could never connect with any of my co-workers. Men bored me, or maybe they were bored with me, a strange girl with too much baggage and too little visible emotion. Either way, I blamed it on that 1.
Okay, So I know I sound crazy, but I have always had a strange glowing number 1 on the floor under the bed wherever i've lived. Foster homes, group homes, in the barracks, even under the seat when I lived in my car for that time. Try as I might, I couldn't escape it. I was cursed to never have anyone to love. Cursed to have no one love me. Cursed to be alone.
Then one day, I saw her.
Now, it wasn't love at first sight or anything. I didn't even know what love was. But Gemma kept calling. She kept making time. She kept caring. Eventually, she wore down my barriers. Eventually, I started to slip into love with her.
It wasn't the first time she slept over, heck it wasn't even the fiftieth, but at some point I told her. I told Gemma how I was haunted by this glowing number. How I was destined to be alone. She wasn't even flustered. She took my hand in hers, damn her hand are so soft and cute with little pink daisies painted on her nails, I really loved her. "Show me the 1," she said.
So I did.
Hesitantly, I brought her to my room and lifted the rug. Without looking down, I anxiously looked at her. Would she leave, now? Now that she new my curse? for so long, I had been alone. I thought I was used to it. But now that I had her, I couldn't even imagine my life without Gemma in it.
She looked down, her face faintly illuminated by the glowing numeral. Her eyes met mine and she seemed confused. "Darci," Gemma said, "it's a 2."
I looked down. There it was, a glowing number 2. That couldn't be! I thought I was cursed! But it turned out that I was just missing her! Gemma loved me! and more strangely, I loved her!
Well, not long after, we moved in together. For the first time in my life I was happy. We were happy. Then Gemma said the words that would ruin my life: "Darci, I want a baby."
Initially, I was excited. Like actually excited. I wanted a family with her too! So we went to the sperm bank. The first try didn't take. Neither did the second. Nor the third. So we went on to more intense methods.
We tried. And we tried. The hormones changed her mood, her libido, and her body. She was tired. Gemma's hands were no longer small and soft with cute little pink flowers painted on the nails. And she would get frustrated with me. All the time.
A drained life's saving later, I told her we should give up.
"One more round!" Gemma begged. "Please?"
I agreed. One more round became two and then three when Gemma's mother and aunts started dipping into their retirement plans. For months, Gemma and I weren't in a good place.
I'd spend most of my nights at the bar, coming home late, feeling miserable and guilty as hell. But I'd check they little glowing number on those night I really felt like shit. It still glowed 2. I still loved Gemma and she still loved me.
At the bar, I found comfort in tequila. I also found a friend in Lena.
Lena was a distraction from the chaos of life. When we talked, we never talked about kids, or money, or politics.... or Gemma. We would laugh. play darts. talk about the dumb shows we were watching on Netflix.
One night we got a little to drunk. We stayed out a little too late. And ended up making a huge mistake. We slept together. and honestly, it was great. It had been so long since Gemma and I had done anything like that.
Gemma.
GEMMA!
My wife. How could I do this to her? Does that mean I didn't love her anymore? At that moment, I hated Lena. Hated her for making me cheat on my spouse, the only person I had ever loved. I went home and checked the glowing number.
Still 2. I still loved Gemma. She still loved me.
I tried avoiding Lena I really did. But Gemma was still distant, and Lena still texted.
"This was the last time," a defeated Gemma sighed as she looked at that singular blue line, "I can't do this anymore."
I should have done more, I should have been better. But I went to the bar. I found Lena and cried. Like really cried. I told her how everything in my life was going wrong. I told her her about the foster care, the homelessness, basic training, dating men. Everything. Except the fertility stuff. Except Gemma.
And Lena held me. Brought me to her place. Made me tea. She was so caring. But it still felt wrong. I needed Gemma.
I came home to Gemma, prepared to beg for forgiveness. Prepared to yelling and screaming and crying. But Gemma was smiling. Smiling.
Before I could say I word, she pulled me to our bedroom and handed me a pregnancy test with two bold blue lines.
"We did it Darci!!" she shouted. "We are gonna be moms!!"
I was shocked! I hugged her and forgot all about all the horrible things we had went to to get here.
"And that's not the best part," she broke away from my embrace and moved the rug. "I think it's twins!"
"Wha-" I started. Sure enough, my numeral glowed 4.
Wow. We were gonna be moms. We were finally pregnant!
The next three months were a blur. I went to every doctor's appointment and helped Gemma make a baby registry. But I also found time to play pool with Lena almost every week. We weren't fucking or anything. We were just friends. In fact I was making plans with her when my wife asked the doctor when we would be able to hear the other heartbeat.
"Other heartbeat?" the doctor asked.
"Yeah, I'm carrying twins, right?"
"No, there's no indication of a second fetus."
The whole ride home Gemma was silently worried. I was worried too. Had we lost a baby we had tried so hard to make? When we Got home, Gemma checked the rug. Still 4. What could that mean?
At that moment Lena called. Gemma saw her face on my phone and put the pieces together faster than I could.
She grabbed my phone away from me, answered it and started screaming at Lena, calling her a slut. Saying she was stealing her wife from her. Gemma threw down the phone and packed herself a bag. Without saying where she was going nor how long she'd be gone, she left.
I watched the glowing numeral fade to 3.
Hours later I tried calling Lena. I wanted to explain. to tell her I loved her. On the fifth call, She answered.
"Lena! thank go-"
She cut me off, "How could you!?! How could you lie to me for all this time?! I thought we had something. I thought we had a future Darci!"
"Lena, I'm sorry. I should have told you. I should have told you about Gemma. About the baby."
"Baby? What baby?"
I explained everything. Poured out my soul. Left nothing out.
"Darci," she said said, her voices wavering, "you disgust me. You are a heartless, evil woman."
She hung up.
2.
Well at least the baby still loved me. I covered the number with the rug.
Months went by. I hadn't heard from Gemma or Lena since that day. I got a message from Gemma's mom.
"Darci, I want you to know that Gemma had the baby last night. She wants you to abdicate your parental rights. She doesn't want child support. She doesn't want to see you again. Our lawyer will be bringing the paperwork over later this week. Just sign it. Make the right choice for once."
I grabbed my bottle of tequila and sat on my bedroom floor.
No matter how much junk I tried to cover it with, the glow of the numeral taunted me.
0.
Nobody loved me. I didn't even love myself.
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2020.09.04 01:22 sean_from_ea [PATCH NOTES] Zenith Update

Need for Speed No Limits – Zenith Update Notes
This update, NFSNL brings you more of everything: More cars, more events, more additions to The Vault and the newest campaign chapter. Plus, the pieces are all falling into place in the epic conclusion of the Dusthowlers story in our all-new special event “Zenith” – all in one explosive update:
NEW CARS
2019 Brabham BT62Car Class: Super
PR Level Max
6-Star = 948
7-Star = 990
8-Star = 1039
Top Stats
Speed: 8,585
Acceleration: 11,089Nitro: 11,313
Earnable in: Zenith - 7 day event
Starting Window: September 7 16:00 PST - September 16 16:00 PST
Forces collide as The Dusthowlers make their move against the shadowy corporation. Help Rook to earn the Brabham BT62!
2014 Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series
Car Class: Super
PR Level Max
6-Star = 888
7-Star = 933
8-Star = 967
Top Stats
Speed: 8,210
Acceleration: 10,060
Nitro: 10,048
Earnable in: Breakout: Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series - 7 day event
Starting Window: September 13 16:00 PST – September 24 16:00 PST
It seems Powerhaus has got on the wrong side of the law again. Team up with Heidi and Frank to earn the AMG SLS Black Series in a new Breakout!
1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
Car Class: Classic Sports
PR Level Max
4-Star = 566
5-Star = 624
6-Star = 651
Top Stats
Speed: 4,275
Acceleration: 4,740
Nitro: 6,311
Earnable in: Proving Grounds: Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R - 7 day event
Starting Window: September 19 16:00 PST - October 4 16:00 PST
Kelly and Ivy have brought a classic back for a new Proving Grounds! Overcome feelings of nostalgia to earn the 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R!
SPECIAL EVENT RERUNS
Special Event Reruns 1:
Starting September 25 16:00 PST, take on returning Special Events in order of eligibility:
· Terminal Velocity - Renault Sport R.S. 01
· Blackridge Spirit Festival - Lamborghini Centenario
· Proving Grounds: Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
· NEW - Speedbreakers - Aston Martin Vulcan
· No Man's Land - Koenigsegg One:1
· NEW - Brute Force - Bentley Continental GT
Special Event Reruns 2:
Starting October 1 16:00 PST, take on returning Special Events in order of eligibility:

CAMPAIGN CHAPTER 22: Lena

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
SPECIAL EVENT VAULT
NEW VAULT EVENTS
Stories
· SYNDICATE
o Speedhunters - Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR34
§ Prior unlock node requirement: Complete 5 Fastlane Events
o Daybreak - Pagani Huayra BC
o Nighthunt - Lamborghini Aventador SV
Bounties
· NOVICE
o Proving Grounds: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
o Fastlane: Nissan Silvia Spec R
· INTERMEDIATE
o Proving Grounds: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
o Fastlane: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
· NEW GROUP: PRO – UNLOCK REQUIREMENT: REP LEVEL 60
o Zero To Hero: Mazda MX-5
o XRC: BMW M5
o Proving Grounds: Jaguar XJ220
o Breakout: Porsche Carrera GT
o Breakout: BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R
· NEW GROUP: EXPERT – UNLOCK REQUIREMENT: COMPLETE 15 CHALLENGE EVENTS
o Proving Grounds: McLaren F1 LM
Note: Special Events that have not been migrated to the Vault still count towards any "Complete Event" unlock restrictions
OTHER CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS
· The Daily Assignments and Missions tabs have been swapped back to their rightful positions
· New players progressing through the tutorial will now open the Missions panel by default until the tutorial has been completed
· Vault Events in Bounty Groups are now sorted by maximum PR
· Major upgrade to our audio engine
UNDERGROUND RIVALS SCHEDULE:
Country Mile
Start Date: Monday, 21 September 2020
Driver: BMW M3 Coupé (1999), Honda Civic Type R, Jaguar XE SV Project 8
Speedster: Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50, McLaren 720S
Breakneck: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7), Enzo Ferrari, Brabham BT62
Neon Nights
Start Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Driver: Mazda RX-7 FD, Ford Mustang GT, Mercedes-AMG GT (Lunar New Year)
Speedster: Nissan Skyline GT-R BNR32, Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (Neon Future),Brabham BT62
Breakneck: Jaguar XJ220, Pagani Huayra BC, Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Jetstream
Start Date: Monday, 5 October 2020
Driver: Toyota 86, Mitsubishi Evolution X, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722
Speedster: Ford Shelby GT500 (Snoop), Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Breakneck: Pagani Zonda Cinque, McLaren 600LT, Lamborghini Centenario
Limit Break
Start Date: Monday, 12 October 2020
Driver: Volkswagen Golf GTI, Nissan 180SX Type X, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Speedster: BMW M4, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari 488 Pista
Breakneck: Lotus Exige Cup 380, Lamborghini Aventador SV, Bugatti Chiron
Undertow
Start Date: Monday, 19 October 2020
Driver: Toyota AE86 Trueno, Ford Fiesta ST, Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
Speedster: BMW M4 (Razor), Jaguar F-Type, McLaren Senna
Breakneck: Ferrari 458 Italia, Jaguar C-X75, McLaren P1 GTR
Gridlock
Start Date: Monday, 26 October 2020
Driver: Ford Fiesta ST, Nissan Fairlady 240ZG, Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
Speedster: Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Porsche GT2 RS
Breakneck: Aston Martin One-77, Koenigsegg CCX, Hennessey Venom GT
Outlanders
Start Date: Monday, 2 November 2020
Driver: Ford Mustang Boss 302, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI, Volkswagen Beetle (Speedhunters)
Speedster: Toyota Supra, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Ferrari 812 Superfast
Breakneck: Lamborghini Murciélago SV, Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti La Voiture Noire
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS:
Double Rep September 14 00:00 UTC - September 16 00:00 UTC October 5 00:00 UTC - October 7 00:00 UTC
Tuner Trials All-Access Pass September 28 00:00 UTC - September 29 00:00 UTC October 19 00:00 UTC - October 20 00:00 UTC
Replay Races Ferrari FXX-K Evo September 14 00:00 UTC - September 16 00:00 UTC
Ferrari 812 Superfast September 16 00:00 UTC - September 17 00:00 UTC
Ford Mustang Boss 302 September 17 00:00 UTC - September 18 00:00 UTC
Enzo Ferrari September 21 00:00 UTC - September 23 00:00 UTC
McLaren 720S September 23 00:00 UTC - September 24 00:00 UTC
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 September 24 00:00 UTC - September 25 00:00 UTC
Bugatti La Voiture Noire September 28 00:00 UTC - September 30 00:00 UTC
Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (Neon Future) September 30 00:00 UTC - October 1 00:00 UTC
Mercedes-AMG GT (Lunar New Year) October 1 00:00 UTC - October 2 00:00 UTC
Lamborghini Centenario October 5 00:00 UTC - October 7 00:00 UTC
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG October 7 00:00 UTC - October 8 00:00 UTC
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 October 8 00:00 UTC - October 9 00:00 UTC
Bugatti Chiron October 12 00:00 UTC - October 14 00:00 UTC
Ferrari 488 Pista October 14 00:00 UTC - October 15 00:00 UTC
Nissan 180SX Type X October 15 00:00 UTC - October 16 00:00 UTC
McLaren P1 GTR October 19 00:00 UTC - October 21 00:00 UTC
McLaren Senna October 21 00:00 UTC - October 22 00:00 UTC
Toyota AE86 Trueno October 22 00:00 UTC - October 23 00:00 UTC
Hennessey Venom GT October 26 00:00 UTC - October 28 00:00 UTC
Porsche GT2 RS October 28 00:00 UTC - October 29 00:00 UTC
Nissan Fairlady 240ZG October 29 00:00 UTC - October 30 00:00 UTC
This update will be available for download September 7, 2020 PST
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2020.09.03 15:40 TessaBissolli A close examination of the story. Part 52: CONCLUSIONS (1 of 2)

I started the series three months ago examining how the apparent narrative of the show's mythology crumbles under examination:
RR was a married Naval Officer, who was seduced by KR, and the affair of over 4 years produced a child. She had been siphoning information off him, including a submarine that was sunk. But when she decided to end it, RR took Masha because she would not let him see her, and went to hide in the closed Rehoboth Beach house he rented every year. Katarina followed, they fought, her goons arrived, Masha shot her father and he died, and Katarina hid his body. She left Masha with Kate, tried to kill herself in Cape May, survived, stumbled into a Church, went to a shelter, killed a Russian guy, and took his wallet, then contacted Ilya, who helped her get her mother to safety, then go to Moscow to talk to her father. But on the way back, posing as Americans, Katarina tries to jump from a balcony, Ilya stops her, and they come up with the idea that someone would become RR to take money left by the KGB in banks to incriminate him and be able to run away. Katarina was really working for Alan Fitch and the cabal. Red, whoever he is, went in for surgery with Koehler and it worked, albeit not as they thought it would. Katarina disappeared, and Red started to rise as a criminal. In 2013, he surrendered, and worked with Liz, until he was exposed by Kate as a supplanter. Now her mother, turned enemy of both Red and her father, Dom, is working with Liz to find the Sikorsky Archive.
Throughout this entire series, u/jen5225 my partner in crime has been invaluable, she even authored one of the posts.
We started this journey questioning one of the main characters of the show: Elizabeth Keen and who she really is.
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Was she really Masha Rostova, as opposed to be KNOWN and had lived as such? Is Katarina, Dom's daughter REALLY her biological mother? And what can her abduction from the Summer Palace, in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia tell us about who she is.
The answer is that while we know that Elizabeth's biological father is the man known to the US Navy as Raymond Reddington, the other thing we might know is that she was NOT born as Masha Rostova. In fact we can deduce that nobody was born alive, in Moscow, or anywhere else, as Masha (or Maria) Rostova , or that there was any record of a child born to anyone using the name Katarina Rostova, because otherwise the Russians (or the Americans) would know she existed (even under another name) because she was born in Moscow . But that is not the case:
ANTON VELOV: I said, "All I know is they say she had a daughter.”
Peter Kotsiopoluos had to send Connolly's people to find out about a child from one of the few KGBs who had been involved with Katarina. A man who had been in charge of chasing her for the KGB, but who never met her personally. And this man did not KNOW she had a daughter. Yes, he found a photo, but no evidence Katarina had a daughter.
So Liz was born in Moscow, under a different name, from a woman who Red KNEW AS "Katarina Rostova", but who must have used a different name in Moscow to give birth to Liz, perhaps her real name. Remember that Red knows who Dom is, so Red knows Katarina's real last name. This woman he KNEW AS "Katarina Rostova", is not Katarina.
I have made the case that Red, while referring to Liz as Masha to the people who know Liz as Masha (Dom, Ilya), has never told Liz she IS Masha, or in fact told anyone that Liz IS Masha:
Red says about Liz and the name Masha:
So, while we KNOW RR is Liz's bio- father, we also can DEDUCE, from what we have been told, who is very likely NOT her bio-mother: Katarina. Yet we saw Red tell Liz about her mother:
What was her name?
Mmmh I knew her as Katarina Rostova. One of her many names. She was a KGB agent.
So, we know her biological mother is NOT Katarina, but is a woman who gave birth to her in Moscow, who USED the name Katarina Rostova to have an affair with RR (Or steal sperm?), who WAS a KGB agent, and whose real name is not known to Red.
Yet Liz was living with her REAL non-bio mother, Katarina, the woman who took her in, passed her as her own under the name Masha Rostova, and even produced a DNA test that convinced her cover husband, Constantin Rostov, that Masha was his biological child, when in reality no child had been born as such anywhere of Katarina or of any other woman under those names (Katarina Rostova or Masha Rostova).
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Which tell us likely why Rostov, a man of wealth and power did not pursue the matter of his abducted child and disappeared wife: likely, because he could not even prove, past photos of Masha, that there was a child of his named Masha (or Maria) Rostova. We do not even know if those cops we saw at the Summer Palace were real, as someone astutely noted.
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It is also likely that Constantin soon found himself the object of unwanted KGB interest in the matter of his missing wife, and likely had to go into hiding. We know he emerged as Alexander Kirk after the fall of the USSR in December of 1991 and bought cheap energy outfits.
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What can we tell then about Raymond Reddington (RR) then? For starters that there was no man born as such, either. Why? Because we know Liz had been investigating her past. She suspected Reddington to be her father, even getting a DNA test done, to throw it out, afraid of the results. Liz had taken positive steps to find information about her past.
Liz went asking the OREA agents about her mother, she asked Velov twice, she collected information about the night of the fire. She has notebooks, researched Oleander, had the photo in the swing enhanced and search in facial recognition databases for her mother, researched "Ilya Koslov", and even found a motel stay in Dover. It makes sense that Liz, a federal agent, has access to all kinds of official information including the drowning in Cape May, which was in newspapers, and likely had official reports.
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One Liz learned her father was RR, and then saw a report telling her RR was dead, she would have tried finding her paternal blood relatives. Grandparents, unless and aunts, cousins. Anyone with a blood relation to her, because finding her biological relatives is immensely important to her.
She found nothing. Nobody, alive or dead under the name. We never heard of ANY relative either. No parents interrogated. No siblings mortified in shame. Nobody changing their name. And we know this out of a single question Liz made of Ressler:
LIZ: You didn't stop, did you, trying to find his (RED'S) real identity ?
RESSLER: No, I didn't. I don't know who he (RED) was, but I think I found someone who might. Your grandfather. (That would be RR's father or Katarina Rostova's father, Liz's biological grandfathers)
LIZ: You found Reddington's father? (RR'S FATHER, NOT RED'S FATHER)
And this tells us that Liz had never found a blood relative under that name. As an FBI agent she has access to birth, death, marriage, tax, census and financial records. Fingerprints and facial recognition databases, etc. and she had never found her paternal grandfather under the name Reddington, or under any name. She was surprised Ressler found her paternal grandfather:
This means nobody was born under that name, which means that Reddington was an assumed name of the man who graduated from the Naval Academy and became her biological father.
Matters get even more complicated when we look at Katarina, the woman who likely did not give birth to Liz in Moscow, but became her mother, the only real mother Liz had.
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The Russians seem to know Katarina as "Katarina Rostova", know Dom as Oleander and know he is her father. There is no subterfuge on their part. They sent Anton Velov after her:
Velov was the agent assigned to find her.
and then the Osterman Umbrella Company:
Your mother loved that photograph. Represented everything she wanted but couldn't have. Not after she betrayed the KGB. After that, she was a hunted woman.... Hunted by the Osterman Umbrella Company.
But when it comes to the Americans, they acted as if "Katarina Rostova" did not exist, just like they do with Brian Osterman, or Leonard Caul, and anyone with a burn notice, or whose existence needs to be kept a secret.
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Yet Peter Kotsiopolus, who in 2015 was the head of the Clandestine Services (covert agents) knew Liz's mother (either one) well enough to see a resemblance with Liz. If this was in appearance or in attitude we do not know. We do not know what job did Peter had before 1991, but likely he would have been a handler of covert agents, not the head of Clandestine Services.
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In short, the CIA acted exactly as they do about an agent who had a burn order: deny their existence.
The Agency (or the FBI) make no effort whatsoever in finding her, or tracking her mother or father. They even tell Ressler than because Rostova did not make a reservation in her name, then she did not board the ferry. 😂 Liz tried finding her face in facial recognition databases to no effect in season 2. So likely, Katarina has a new face, or she is dead.
But what the CIA agent tell Liz is in fact more truth than not:
CIA'S OREA SECTION AGENT MASIK: I don't think there are any photographs of Katarina Rostova.... She's a myth. Tall tales late at night over vodka shots. Probably an amalgamation of a half-a-dozen unknown female Soviet operatives-- the Pinko Mata Hari.
because Red says a very similar thing about "Katarina Rostova", that "Katarina Rostova" was a myth, a figment, an illusion:
RED: You said you prefer illusion to reality.... I may have seemed like an illusion, but she is one... she's someone you can never find.... I may not have told you what you want, but I told you all you need. You'll never find Rostova..... She's a figment of the collective imagination.
And if we look carefully we see how Red refers to Liz's mother in a normal way "your mother", and in a bizarre way, "Katarina Rostova", not "Katarina", as he does to Dembe, Kate, Dom, or Ilya. So, there are times when Red is using a subterfuge, in her entire name, which then might be about the identity, or might refer to two women: one of them, Katarina, whom he knew well and knows her real name, and another one, whom he did not know really, and only as "Katarina Rostova", one of her many names.
So, we have two women at least, using the name Katarina, and both women are, in different ways, mothers to Liz. One, her biological mother, was a woman he only knew as "Katarina Rostova", and the other is Katarina, Dom's daughter. But we also know that Fakerina said she does not know why they chose her. That means that Fakerina believed there were at least three of them, because otherwise, if they were two and Dom wanted to save his daughter, it would be evident why her. So we might have three women pretending to be "Katarina Rostova".
FAKERINA TO ILYA: I've thought a lot about why you chose me as the lamb you could take to slaughter. You thought I was weak the prey and not the predator.
We have then confirmation on two sides that Katarina was not Liz's biological mother, but was her real mother. A woman who took her in and loved her, raised her until she had to give her up because she was being chased by the CIA and the KGB.
But we also know that Katarina existed, and yet, "Katarina Rostova", legendary KGB seductress was a myth, like Agent Masik told Liz, an amalgamation of a few Soviet operatives, using the same name to create a mythic agent. Just like Red created "Edgar Legate", a mythic assassin that nobody had seen, but in reality was just a name used by a lot of people. Trying to find a name inhabited by many people is nearly impossible. Each person gives contradictory clues.
It is even likely that the flaming red hair and light eyes was part of the identity, because the woman in the swing was blond, and the photo of Katarina's mother' estranged daughter had dark hair, which be Katarina or not, makes it highly likely Katarina too had dark hair.
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We have one more aspect to consider, and that is what two contradictory statements made by Katarina to her parents mean in term of Katarina's real allegiance:
Since the KGB considered Katarina a traitor, then it means that Katarina's mother, Lena Volkova (as she appears credited), was KGB, while her father, Dom, was not KGB, but then likely CIA, or MI-6 or something of the sort, so that she tells him she was not a traitor. While the CIA may have believed for a while she was a traitor, ultimately Alan Fitch was her boss, and what he was doing may have been sectioned, if illegal. Remember the CIA is actively trying NOT to find her.
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Katarina was then pretending to be KGB, or had been recruited by the KGB, but in reality she was CIA, and given a burn notice. They first deny she exist, and do not try to find her, just like Brian Osterman, who was in reality even after being "dismissed" and records eliminated, but who was running a secret mission for his boss, Director Wilcox (new Clandestine Service chief), like Katarina was doing for Fitch (remember that Fitch in 2014 was the Assistant Director of National Intelligence, but we have no idea what job he had in 1990).
And that helps explain a lot of what is happening around her supposed KGB "comrades", Ilya and her father Dom. Both are described as ghosts, neither prints nor face can be identified.
Dom had supposedly been investigated as Oleander by the CIA, yet his prints and face are not in the databases, and Ressler cannot find him. So that investigation was either a sham, or was quickly shuttered from above.
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While if "Ilya Koslov" had really been a Soviet citizen working for an embassy in the US during the Cold War, he would have been vetted multiple times (by the FBI among others) and spied on. The FBI, however, have nothing on him, which means the Koslov identity was a made up identity and Ilya's name is not Koslov, and he was not really KGB. Even under a different name, his prints and face would be on file had he really been a USSR diplomat.
So what we have is a massive charade in which Dom as Oleander, Ilya as "Ilya Koslov" and Katarina as "Katarina Rostova" are pretending to BE KGB (or recruited as such while being agents for the other side. Their identities had been scrubbed once the "job" was done. The Russians tell Ressler who Dom was (Katarina Rostova's father), and a British agent, Skip Sutherland, digs up a file on "Ilya Koslov," just like Mossad knew who Leonard Caul was when the US had no record of him.
DOM TO RED: You were the architect of this charade.
What we know is that "Ilya" is his real first name, he is a childhood friend of Red, has been using the name Frank Bloom, and he retired in 1991.
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We know that "Dominic" is Dom's real first name, and that he has something identifiable in him that would signal him as a Rostov, if he goes to a hospital. This might point to his being Constantin's distant uncle who contracted the Ribowski virus and lived longer than any other Rostov with a disease inherited through the paternal line.
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But that does not mean his real last name is Rostov, because he could have been adopted by a step father, or the family may have changed their name. We know Dom, before falling into a coma as a product of Fakerina's attack, was 81 and took a lot of medication.
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Both Dom and Lena have ties to New York: Lena, having met Katarina in the Cross Sound Ferry terminal, and Dom having a cabin that closely resembles one child's drawing kept with Katarina's childhood mementos and American toys, which suggests that Dom had that cabin when Katarina was growing up.
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This suggests that Katarina grew up in the US, Dom lived in the US when she was growing up, and that Lena story of coming to the US in the 1970s after breaking up with her husband in Russia is balderdash, yet we have indications she might have been KGB. A sleeper agent? Or that husband was not Dom.
When we looked at Alan Fitch, Katarina's real boss, what stands out is what he was really doing, especially in regards to the cabal and Red.
Regardless of what he told the cabal, and even what he and Red talked in public places, what Fitch was doing was protecting Red, telling the others Red had a death switch he knew well was a lie, because the fulcrum had 4 parts, and he was still holding one of them.
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Fitch and Katarina, then, are likely to have recorded that incriminating tape found at Minister D to exonerate Red if needed, something Red called a Pyrrhic victory, one in which the cost is higher than the outcome. Everything about that tape should be taken with a grain of salt, or likely, a few: from the date on the tape, to the contents of it, and even who caused that fire at Minister D's.
So Fitch and Katarina were involved in the cabal, but Red (and RR) did not know anything about it.
So far, we have Katarina and RR, who are not who they say they are. Reddington seems to be an assumed last name, and Katarina, whatever her real last name really is, is pretending to be a KGB agent.
We have Liz, who is not who she thinks she is (Masha Rostova), daughter of bio-father, RR, and her bio-mother, a KGB agent whose real name name is not known to Red, and having an adopted, real mother, Katarina.
We have Ilya and Dom who are ghosts, using fake last names, pretending to be KGB operatives.
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We have Katarina's mother, who seemed to have been really KGB, based on what Katarina tells her, telling her new husband Ted King a ludicrous story:
She told me she was from Saint Petersburg, uh, that she'd split with her husband in her 40s, came to America to start over, and spent the rest of her life here.
and who has a hidden photo who she tells Ted was a estranged daughter. Ressler assumed that was Katarina, but we do not know that. Put together with another drawing found among Katarina's childhood things, of a man with two dark haired girls, and the photo Scottie has of a dark haired woman blowing bubbles with a girl, and it seems that we have at least some clues that point to:
  1. Lena may have had two daughters,
  2. Katarina may have been a brunette, and
  3. Scottie may be a sister, a half sister, or a cousin to Katarina, which also goes to what Red tell Dom:
The tense (" always had") tells us this is not about the new born baby. Dom has always had other family members other than Liz (who they think is dead), and Katarina, who Dom cannot see.
More so, we have Scottie and Liz sharing a middle name, Scott, which might be Scottie's maiden name and Liz's mother maiden name. And if so, were Katarina and Scottie sisters, half sisters or cousins? And is then Scott Dom's real last name?
Scottie's is another character whose actions are shrouded in secrecy. Red says "people like us", establishing a connection to her that we still do not know what it means precisely, because Red and Scottie do not share much that is apparent, other than being strategists.
When we looked at the abduction of young Christopher Hargrave, we deduced that Howard, his father, was an innocent party, his actions being logical for the father of a missing child, and he was not swayed by the fake confession that stopped the official investigation. He continued looking, and he found his son, likely when Tom's DNA hit CODIS as part of unknown DNA in the crime scene of Fake Berlin in 1.22 (2014). Red may have provided the missing details about the Major, because we know between 1.22 and 2.08 Red went from being ready to kill Tom, to just warn him not to see Liz again.
While we deduced that Scottie likely knew who had taken him, and/or had to do something to get him back, which is likely she did, at least partly, and then may have hidden her son with someone she trusted, and was told the child had died, because she undergoes a big change about six months after the abduction, after a car accident. It is likely Scottie was who arranged the fake confession (or knew who did) in order to protect who had taken him first, and/or what she had done to get him back, where and with whom she had hidden him, and what had really happened to young Christopher.
It is likely that IF Scottie is Lena's daughter, it is she who she is protecting, for Lena's curious locations, and the date she found Ted King to marry, coincide when Tom's. Where he was, and when he disappeared again, this time by being recruited by the Major. If so, it is likely Lena never told Scottie she had found her son, or that he had lost him again, in 1998.
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We also examined the man who became Liz's only real father, Sam Milhoan. A man whose connections to Katarina where not known at all, so IF they happened, it was under Katarina's real identity, or under Sam's real identity, if Milhoan is not his real name. We know Sam knew Katarina, but we also know that it is likely his real connection was RR, for he seems to want Katarina to come back for her kid, and he seems indignant about what is being said about Reddington. Sam is also someone Red loves, and knows for most of his life. What is notorious is that while Katarina asked Sam to take care of her child, Sam in reality follows Red's directives to raise Liz, joining Dom, who follows what Red wants in what to tell Liz, and Naomi, who also ASKS Red when is Red going to tell Liz something.
Now let us turn to Liz's other parent, RR only known, non-blood relatives, his wife and daughter of record. The hapless, forever cheated on Naomi, and her sad daughter Jennifer, hiding in utter fear.
Of course the narrative on Naomi Hyland AKA Carla Reddington does not hold up any better to scrutiny.
For one, she was in WITSEC, which is not for scared wives, but for witness who provide evidence or testimony. So we have supposedly fake evidence fabricated by the lover, Katarina, but is the wife who seems to have provided it. Naomi also seem to have instilled in her daughter Jennifer a genuine fear of Reddington, but we know she was not scared of Red at all. If her father had died, it would have been easier to tell so to her daughter, rather than letting her live in fear?
Naomi also uses strange words to refer to what she left behind, "one life", not "her life". She inquires how much Liz knows, seems to take his cues of what to say to Liz from Red, but recognizes in Agent Elizabeth Keen little Masha Rostova. She marvels at Red "pulling it off" working with Liz. She also emphasizes that Jennifer is HER daughter.
Naomi's 2014 kidnapping by Berlin ends with Red giving her a new identity with her husband, but when he looks for her in 2019 because of the bones, he cannot find her or any news of a violent death.
Naomi held to dismemberment without providing Berlin with any information, attempted a daring and difficult attack to escape, and has a temper shown in the punch to the face she gives Red, drawing blood. Yet their goodbye remains a tender affair. She also told Red that Jennifer left because she was scared of him, which is not what Jennifer tells Red.
And talking about Jennifer Reddington, nothing does any better in the matter of holding the narrative. While she appears a sad woman working in a bar for minimum wage when we meet her, we know she has a college education, it is likely that the identity Lillian Roth was given to her in 2017 (no trace of college or any prior life events, like she appeared in 2017) and she may have recognized Liz, because if she was scared of her father, she likely followed news about him, and Liz was attached to Reddington's name while she was a fugitive. She also knows Liz is remembering things said about the beach house. "20 steps to the sand".
If RR saw his daughter Masha, then it makes sense she would spend time with him, and likely his wife and daughter, since they both recognize her.

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Jennifer tells Liz that she is Jennifer Reddington, which makes no sense because she is hiding from him, and Liz has been linked to him. But not only that, when she comes into possession of the bones, instead of going to Liz (she had been to her apartment), Ross has this elaborate plan where he takes Liz fake-hostage and Red exchanges himself for her life, and Liz is beaten up voluntarily, all to have Red tell them the secret of the bones, which supposedly they have, because there is a report shown to Liz by Jennifer, which states the bones had been identified as the remains of RR. If she really wanted Liz's help, was calling her for a chat too simple a deal? Or was that high stakes charade necessary to sell that ludicrous report?
Later, the sister join forces, with Jennifer supposedly scared to death Red would see her, but meeting with him with no fear in a restaurant, unbeknown to Liz, to take him to "Naomi's" (not her mother's) tombstone in exchange for honest answers about the only real question she asked of Red: "Why am I here?"
The bones's identification as RR's remains does not hold any better to scrutiny than the rest of the narrative has. Liz undoubtedly saw a report which told her that the remains were of her bio-father, RR. But the actions of all the others who look at the report, or interact with or about the bones makes no sense if that is their ID.
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DEMBE: Ross wants blood. He thinks you (RED=RR) ruined his life. (BY TRICKING ROSS TO SELL BOGUS PLANS)
RED: I didn't give Sutton Ross bogus plans for the Grayscape Seventeen. (IT WAS A US NAVY COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OPERATION)
DEMBE: But he thinks you (RED=RR) did, and because of that, he wants to world to know what's inside the duffel. (A SECRET RED WANTS TO KEEP, NOT THE BONES OF RR, ON WHOM ROSS WANTS REVENGE)
So, if, as it seems, the bones could not have really been identified as the remains of RR, Liz's bio-father, how on earth did Liz see a report that said just that? It seems likely Jennifer made a fake DNA test, as Red warned Liz not to be fooled by such a thing:
Honestly, Elizabeth, it astounds me that you could be hornswoggled by something as simple to fabricate as a DNA profile.
And if she did this, then her objective was to fool Liz into believing Red was a supplanter, not their father (Biological father for Liz, and if we trust the emphasis Naomi put on Jennifer being HER daughter, Jennifer's legal father), but not bio-father.)
At the first opportunity available, Jennifer convinced Liz to send Red to jail, where he would stand trial for treason, thus answering what was Jennifer first real question to Red: "Why am I here?", meaning why was she in WITSEC, a question Red answered by telling Jennifer:
You weren't abandoned. You were protected.... In 1990, the KGB and the CIA had almost nothing in common except the mutual determination to hunt down one individual.... Being a fugitive from American law enforcement is a lot easier than being a fugitive from the two most powerful nations on Earth. And anyone close to a target of theirs becomes a target themselves....Especially family.
Jennifer seemed to believe that individual was Red, but we know it was katarina, chased by the CIA and the KGB. And when Red is put on trial for treason, the evidence which landed him indicted of it surfaces: evidence that he was framed by Katarina Rostova, working with Fitch. And if his wife was in witness protection for providing the evidence, the trail of money to the accounts, as it seems, then it exposed for those in the know, who had framed him. Red gave Jennifer the why.
Why were Naomi and Jennifer hiding, and who was to blame.
As well as why was RR still using the name Reddington, instead of changing his face and using a different name: it maintained Naomi in WITSEC awaiting a trial that for 30 years had not happened, as long as he appeared to be alive. Sure, his being a criminal protected Liz, but it was not remaining Raymond Reddington that did it, because nobody knew the relationship between them, one he takes pains not to reveal. So, the only reason why Red, regardless of who he was before, remained Raymond Reddington past getting money from the banks, was for the benefit of one person: The woman we met as Naomi Hyland.
When we get to the framing of RR for the Gideon, again we run into a while bunch of nonsense trying to uphold the apparent narrative. For example, If RR was truly the ONLY officer who knew the coordinates, how come he was not a suspect? Even before Katarina framed him, he would have been a suspect, he should have been investigated. But he was not, he was a respected officer going around his business.
We then have the communique expressing Lamprey indicated new coordinates. It HAD to have been found contemporary to the events, or shortly thereafter, or a frame up would be suspected. So, who was Lamprey? And who indicated Lamprey was RR? Because whoever Lamprey was, he/she was a valuable asset for the KGB, while RR was considered the KBG's biggest enemy.
The money part, those $6 million, that was easy to do and backdate. Fingerprints and a password. But it seems to me that Katarina simply found a way to convey that Lamprey was Reddington, which was a nice sleight of hand. And so we have to consider that Lamprey was a traitor, likely in the CIA or the US Navy and that by framing Reddington, Katarina also protected him/her.
And that takes us to the fire. RR (bio-father) takes his child because Katarina (adoptive-mother) would not let him see her. This the early Fall of 1991, given how Kate and the cops are dressed. So, we know NOTHING of what was happening and where were:
  1. RR with a small child,
  2. Katarina looking for him,
  3. Carla Reddington, who was no longer living in the DC area,
  4. The Russians who seem to have lost an agent?
  5. What is Constantin Rostov doing?
  6. Where was Kate waiting?
That narrative does not hold up at all, especially because as Red says, Katarina wanted to be a family with RR. So, is Katarina the woman playing with Liz and RR in a Christmas tree lot, so before December 24th? Is she the woman heard saying "catch me" while Liz and who could be another child, dressed identically, are trying to find "him", before a man calls Liz "Lizzy and the girl runs to him, happily. Or is this woman heard there Carla Reddington, and RR took Liz to his wife and child in an undisclosed location?
Then we addressed the memories of the fire, and the arguments, concluding that we have two sets of arguments, one between RR and Katarina, and another between Katarina and some other man.
We have 2 locations, one a live in house, from which Liz is abducted after the house was on fire. The place where Liz sees Hat Man outside, down but trying to get up, and unless Liz remembers her hair in different ways, we might have a curly hair girl and a wavy hair girl, which, if Liz does not remember having a sister, and the girls looked similar, she might think is her. Then we have an extraction, in which Katarina seems to be distracting the man, while there is a rescue until the man realizes there are people in the house, who are then directed to search for a small object. This is where the fights happened, and where Liz shoots her father, or who she thinks is her father.
So what we see as one long argument may be two occasions, even if there are on the same night. The questions remain: we have two months to account for, between the abduction from Cape Breton Island, and the fire, as we know RR is reported missing by his wife Carla circa December 27th.
When did the KGB realize she was not coming back? Did they get to Rostov to asking him questions? Is this when he hid, changed his name? Lost his investments in Russia? And how come nobody realizes this Kirk dude is Rostov? Is it because they never met the real Constantin Rostov? Who did they think was Rostov? And what exactly was Katarina really doing for the KGB?
Was she the one seducing targets? Or was that another one of the women using the name, such as Fakerina? A woman who said:
With all the stories of women forced to marry or to have children (1.13 The Cyprus Agency, 2.12 The Kenyon Family, 4.13 Alistair Pitt, 4.15 The Apothecary, 6.17 Ana Grazia Duerte, 7.07 Hanna Hayes), six storylines featuring women forced by various means to marry, or to have children, we have to wonder, did someone forced Fakerina to have a child she did not want? Or was it part of her job to get kompromat?
We even have men having children they did not even know they had, basically because they were dead in Nyle Hatcher. Because one thing we have learn about what Red knows about Fakerina (or blond Kat) is that they do not know what's her real name:
She doesn't have a name. She's a ghost. Think of a name, any name, and that could be it.
and
Mmmh I knew her as Katarina Rostova. One of her many names. She was a KGB agent**.**
So it is possible that Fakerina, or another one of the women playing "Katarina Rostova" is Liz's bio-mother. Was she the one assigned to seduce RR? A sleeper agent, seducing a young Naval officer?
35 years ago, a Naval intelligence officer working for the US government fell fell into a relationship with a beautiful Russian woman. Unbeknownst to his superiors, that relationship, which started as guarded attraction, quickly evolved into passion, which resulted in pregnancy.
They had the child. A girl, whom they both loved.
What the Naval officer didn't know, but certainly should have suspected, was that the Russian woman was a KGB officer, that Katarina Rostova had been assigned to get close to Raymond Reddington and steal classified information from him.
And having children with targets was sometimes a technique used to enhance the control on the targets. Did the bio-mother really love Liz? We do not know. What we know is that the woman raising her is not the bio-mother, but Katarina.
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2020.09.02 16:00 59Finax7i Lesbian or just traumatised and scared of men?

Two things before I start:
1) this is my first ever Reddit post, I literally just signed up so I could post this, so sorry if I do something wrong. I wrote this months ago and have been sitting on it since then, too shy to post.
2) I'm sorry that this got so long - once I'd started writing, it all just came pouring out. tl;dr is at the bottom
So I'm in the midst of an identity crisis right now, and my main problem is this: I don't know if I might be a lesbian, or if I'm bisexual and just scared of men due to past experiences. I wanted to explain a bit, but it turned into my life story instead, I'm so sorry. Maybe someone will recognize her own experiences and feel less alone, so I hope something good comes from this at least.
I was very severely bullied in middle school. The bullies were almost exclusively boys, and it was always targeted at my looks, often sexually explicit, and sometimes involved physical violence. To put it very bluntly, I, an 11-16 year old girl, was being tormented for being an unfuckable monstrosity and not a real girl. I’m not even hyperbolic, I’ve had boys tell me that in those exact words after they punched me in the face. Needless to say, I developed a ton of insecurity, anxiety and body image issues because of these experiences, and also became convinced that sex and romance were forever out of reach and the mere idea of me in that context was vomit-inducing, both to myself and others.
I wasn’t asexual or aromantic per se, but rather locked those thoughts away deep inside my mind so that missing out wouldn’t hurt me so much.
Then, around age 17, I found Takarazuka Revue (a Japanese all-female musical theatre group who put on terrifyingly kitschy performances) and immediately developed like 20 celebrity crushes on Takarazuka actresses and also found an amazing new friend through this hobby, Lena. Lena identified as lesbian at that time, and our friendship very quickly became really intense. I became almost obsessed with her; she was very charismatic and always made me feel like I was someone special, like I was the most interesting person she had ever met. I fell head over heels in love with her. That (and the Takarazuka crushes) made me realise I was into women.
But since I had previously liked a lot of male fictional characters (never any real men or boys though…), obviously I was bisexual, right?
Over the course of the next few years, I gradually came out as such to my parents and a few close friends, although I never confessed my feelings to Lena. I was still on some level convinced that I was a grotesque monster and I would scare her off if I told her, or at the very least our friendship would become awkward.
And in hindsight, it’s good I never said anything, because when we were around 21, she quickly lost interest in me over the course of a few months and moved on to other people, basically casting me aside. It took quite a while to get over that, after all, she had been the first person I’d ever been in love with.
The thing about me coming out as bisexual is that the people I came out to all accepted it easily enough, and believe me, I do appreciate how lucky I am in that regard…but nobody seemed to take it seriously. Even my therapist (who was otherwise very good and helped with my anxiety) didn’t seem to even believe me about my attraction to women. Everyone either explicitly said or at least implied that my experiences with boys (and later, with men) had traumatized me and that because of this trauma, I had convinced myself that I was also into girls, so that I would have a “safe” alternative direction in which to channel my sexual/romantic urges. Basically, the idea was that once I got my trauma regarding men under control and felt safe to date them, my supposed “attraction” to women would either vanish or be greatly reduced to the level of “straight-but-willing-to-experiment” or “straight-but-looking-for-attention”.
And isn’t that possible? Because to this day, I’m still incredibly uncomfortable around men. I always feel like I have to try super hard to impress them so that they will at least deign to treat me like a human being. Whereas in the company of women, I can just relax and be myself – even if sometimes a woman doesn’t like me, I never associate women’s disapproval with pain and danger and humiliation, the way I still do with men.
When I was maybe 24, I met a guy at my university who I *almost* started a relationship with. When I first got to know him, I always thought how much I liked his sweet and shy smile, and how romantic it would be to have a relationship with someone like that – someone handsome and kind. He approached me after literal months of us shyly smiling at each other, and we did a couple of things together, like cinema, his birthday and some museums close by. But neither of us really did anything to escalate the relationship, so I remained unsure if it even *was* a relationship. I was 25 by that point and had zero experience with these things.
Well, after I had first met him, I had spent a lot of time thinking about him and kind of…trying out having romantic thoughts about a guy for the first time in my life. I liked it, it felt good, it felt sweet and cute and pretty, like something from a romantic movie. Just quietly pining. But then after he actually approached me and we started hanging out, talking to each other, going places together…I still liked him, but my romantic feelings died within like a week. At the same time, suddenly my attraction to women, which I had believed to be dormant after the whole business with Lena, suddenly skyrocketed.
And I was left behind puzzled, awkward and super unsure of what to do next. Because after all, I still liked him. So I thought, maybe I am in love with him, but my subconscious mind is trying to protect me from getting hurt because of my past experiences, so it switched off my feelings for him to keep me safely at a distance. And also made me believe I wanted to be with a woman now, just so I wouldn’t have to face the scary task of taking the relationship with this guy any further. What a sad thought – was I so broken that I was actually incapable of a romantic relationship?
Before I had a chance to figure all of this out, I went to study abroad for a year, so anything relating to this guy was put on hold for that time.
While abroad, I lived in a student dormitory with four other women on the same floor as me. One of them was a Japanese woman named Natsumi. We quickly became friends and I admire her in many ways – she is super open-minded, very direct, strong-willed and has an infectiously sunny and optimistic personality in spite of a veritable catalogue of horrifying past experiences. You can see where this is going – I fell in love with Natsumi.
I tried not to, I really did, because I know that I can never confess it to her either, so it will just be painful again. And while it’s not the agonizing fire that was my love for Lena, it is certainly way stronger than anything I’ve felt for this guy from earlier. And it also feels kind of healthier than my weird obsession with Lena.
So, after my study year abroad ended last summer, I came back to find “my” guy in a relationship with my coworker, which thankfully put that whole business to rest, and I’m still in regular contact with Natsumi and have also visited her once already since then. I still love her, and she still doesn't know.
So as far as anyone knows, I’m still officially bisexual (and only out as such to a handful of people, so mostly I’m assumed to be straight), but I’ve been having some doubts which I can’t shake. I can’t help but notice that apart from being “attracted” to some fictional male characters, the only man I’ve ever been interested in was that guy from university…and even with him, I’m not sure what that even was. If I ever loved him, or if I was just in love with the idea of being in love and being in a relationship, and if I got excited about the idea of finally having a chance at it. Or maybe I also loved the idea of finally being “good enough for a man” after the treatment I’d received from guys.
At the same time, I can’t entirely discount the idea that I am in fact bisexual, not lesbian, and there really is some truth to the idea that I subconsciously don’t “allow” myself to be attracted to men, because the fear of what that might entail is still too great.
But then again, I also feel a lot of shame about the mere idea that I could be a lesbian, because
a) it makes me feel like I have “failed” as a woman somehow. I know it’s a fucked up thing to think, but I also just know that all of my extended family, even though they would be accepting, would see it that way. You know, like “No man wanted her, so in the end she gave up and now claims that she’s a lesbian to save face.”
b) it makes me feel creepy, almost predatory somehow. It’s hard to articulate why that is, but it’s probably some lingering body image issue, because part of me thinks if I were small and petite and dainty, I wouldn’t feel like that. But as long as I’m not fully comfortable in my body, I’m worried that I will be seen as an ugly creep lusting after other women because men don’t want me. I’ve already worked hard to improve my appearance so that women will like me back, but no matter how fit I get, I will always be tall and broad-shouldered, and I still kind of feel like a lumbering beast, even though I would love to be high femme.
So, maybe that whole idea of “I’m bisexual but I stay away from men because of trauma” is just an excuse so I don’t have to commit to being fully lesbian.
And lastly, being lesbian instead of bi makes it considerably harder to find a relationship. Also not great. How do other women find girlfriends, especially now during Covid-19? I feel so so lonely that I’m back to trying to date a man, but even the idea of him trying to kiss me makes me want to crawl out of my own skin with horror.
I'm 27 now and I’m scared I’ll just be single and a virgin forever, and the older I get, the weirder that looks to others, which shouldn’t matter, but it kinda does to me.
…I realize this post is waaaay too long, but I have so many feelings and I don’t know what to do or what to think. And I wanted to give some pro and contra arguments so people could see that the issue is not clear at all.
tl;dr – I’m perpetually single, was tormented throughout puberty by boys and am therefore still scared of men, now I’m unsure if my attraction to women is genuine and if it’s exclusive, or if I could be attracted to men and just subconsciously don’t allow myself to be because they scare me
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2020.09.02 01:10 whytho_tellme My sister (18F) is making dubious choices and I don’t know how to help her!

Edited for a few paragraph breaks
Second edit to clarify that I’m not shaming anyone who enjoys sex. My sister is not having safe sex and is lying to me about it, and I don’t know what to do to encourage her to be safe and not be stupid about it
This is my first reddit post and I’m on mobile. Beware. It’s also very long, but I need to include everything prior to this for context.
I know that some of the things in this show poor behavior on my part, however I would ask not to be judged on that at this time.
Here is the backstory:
So my (18F) twin sister (18F) and I are not very close. This is due, in part, to me moving out of my mother’s household and in with my grandparents when I was 14. My mother and stepfather are alcoholics and it was, in general, not a good place for my mental heath. I fear that my sister, let us call her Lena, resents me for this. We work in the same place and live together, but we don’t generally talk about anything deep unless it’s to joke over our upbringing and ptsd. A great coping mechanism, I am well aware.
My sister began dating this boy she met online about 5-ish months ago, let’s call him Harry (22M). I dislike him immensely. We fight every time we talk. He lives an hour away (by a very tricky highway) and previous to the following part of the story, my father had told Lena that neither him nor I will drive her up to see this boy. I was expressly forbidden from taking her to Harry’s house. Lena does not have her license. I believed they were having sexual relations, but every time I subtly asked her, she acted entirely disgusted by any mention of sex. I could tell she was lying (at least about them just hanging out), but I knew I wouldn’t get much out of her, so I dropped it and moved on.
It came to a head one Sunday morning a month or so ago. I woke up, perhaps around 10/11, and she was gone. Upon questioning my father, it seemed Harry had picked her up that morning with an Uber. I’m talking 8 am. She had told me the previous night that he kept pushing her to go to his place and she didn’t want to, so I was angry and confused upon learning that she left. I was mostly angry because she told me (once I texted her that morning) that she hadn’t figured out a ride back and “I’ll just take an uber” just wasn’t good enough for me.
I’ve heard the stories and I didn’t want to risk her on an hour ride back with a stranger; we both knew I would fold and drive out there to pick her up whenever her little heart desired. So I went into her room, feeling a little lost, and found her iPad. It was by luck that I knew her password, and I got in. I read her messages with him. I got an idea of what was going on and I was distraught. I knew I shouldn’t have invaded her privacy but I was just so worried and angry and I thought I should make sure she’s okay, you know? The messages ate at me.
They kept talking about how she would run away with him and how they’d get married and how, when he was fully accepted back into the military (he had previously left because he didn’t like it or something equally as stupid), they could live on base and raise a family. She could cut off all contact and they would make it work. (He had, at this point, also quit his job as a gas station clerk, because he didn’t like it. He had no source of income and kept asking Lena to give him money, be it for cigarettes, or to renew his license, which he needed for the military, or so I was told). He would constantly insult me and my father over how we “tried to keep them apart.” How my dad was pathetic and wanted to take away the only good thing in Harry’s life. I read further. From what I could gather, they had been having unprotected sex. They never said it outright, but she had mentioned that getting pregnant wasn’t an option and she’d be shunned if she did (she wouldn’t) and he kept responding that it was fine and he pulled out in time, so I just assumed.
At this time, Lena was living with our mother and stepfather and I was living with my father due to the pandemic. Lena would visit our father’s on the weekends and I would take her to work 5 days a week (before I was rehired there). Then, Lena was kicked out of our mothers and could not decide whether to move in with my father and I, or with Harry.
I tried to get her to rethink her choices, but she kept rambling about how she couldn’t be a burden to her family anymore and she would move in with Harry. my father talked her out of moving in with Harry. We thought that was the end of it. Until the next week, she had 100% set her mind on moving in with him. Harry came the next day with a uhaul and took some of her stuff up to his house. Super sketchy, in my humble opinion. She stayed down here and was attempting to put in her two weeks in when our coworker (45F) and sister in law (26F) talked her out of it. Lena now agree upon living with my dad, but we had a problem. Her stuff was still at Harry’s.
I was sick of Harry at this point, and told her we were going to get her stuff. Me and Lena talked and I finally got to show her that he was manipulative and he didn’t care about her. When she told him that we were coming to get her stuff, he attempted to get her to stay the night. I put my foot down, saying that I would take her up to get her stuff. Not stay the night. She relayed this and he lost it. He called her and asked to put him on speaker so that he could speak with me. I was ready. She asked him not to fight; she hates confrontation, a trigger of her ptsd from our living situation. She reluctantly puts him on speaker and he starts spewing some bs, and she says “Harry, please don’t fight....” and he straight up said to her, “we are just talking, like two adults. Don’t interrupt me again.” And I saw red.
I told him we had stuff to do, (we didn’t, not really), and he hung up. He flipped on her, blaming her for not telling him she had stuff to do and now he looked like an idiot and she knows he hates that. He left her on read, and we left. Upon making the drive up, he got petty. Told Lena her stuff would be on his porch. I gleefully told her I would help her get it. About twenty minutes later, he told her her stuff would be in the house. I told her I’d stand on the porch and carry it down. He responded that I was not allowed on his property and he would carry it down. I was livid. I told her that if he didn’t want me on his property, I didn’t want him near my car. He got mad, as expected. “She can’t tell me where I can or cannot be.” And poor Lena was just trying to tell him it’s a fair compromise. He spat back “so you’re taking her side?!”
We retrieved the items, Lena promised me she would break up with him, and we drive home.
It was about this time that she told me about Cody (25M). He hit her up on Instagram and they had been talking for a few weeks. She thought Harry had tried to do a cheating test with Cody, so she never gave it a chance to progress and always mentioned she had a boyfriend. Imo, he was very kind, respected her boundaries, and allowed her to say no without demanding a full explanation, unlike Harry. He was still sketchy, but he at least was polite.
I hadn’t heard about either Harry nor Cody for a week or two. She kept putting off breaking up with Harry, and when I brought it up she would scream at me. She never mentioned Cody again. They had hung out one or twice while I was at work. He picked her up and dropped her off so I was less mad, but he also lived an hour away.
That’s just the backstory. I apologize for length. Now here’s where I need the advice.
Today, she was napping and I was in her room. Her phone went off, it was our younger sister (12F) asking for some login or something. I asked Lena, who sleepily replied she didn’t have it. I tried to text back my little sister, but the phone was locked. When the password option came up, I got curious. Would it really be the same password?? And it was. So I texted my sister back and my finger slipped and accidentally got into her and Cody’s messages...
I knew I shouldn’t read... but I did. And I learned they’ve been at least having oral sex. I didn’t read further for fear of her waking up.
I went back to my room and I admit I shed a few tears. I know that she’s 18, but I can also tell that she’s getting mixed up with things that she shouldn’t be. I don’t know how to help her! She’s my sister and she doesn’t even trust me enough to ask me to get her condoms or anything, which I would! Maybe a few looks and a lecture ab being safe, but I would.
She’s still in a relationship with Harry, and while she hasn’t been up there since we picked up her belongings, she’s still having sex with one guy while she’s dating another. There was an unread message from a third guy, who called her baby boo. This third guy (18M) is an ex of hers and lives across the country, but I don’t know if they’re just really close and that’s why she has a nickname like that from him.
I don’t want to assume she’s having a relationship with all three of these guys, but I also know for a fact that she has had sex even before meeting Harry and Cody, and lied to me about it.
So I’m asking for advice.
Do I pressure her into telling me the truth; like what’s going on with Harry and Cody? Or do I let her make her own mistakes and watch her face the consequences? Do I try to be overly supportive without mentioning I know so she feels like she can talk to me and tell me the truth?
I can’t come clean. I never plan to. Not only would it further damage our relationship, it may make her rethink everything I’ve said, and think I actually have been trying to push her away from her boys, and run back to either Harry or Cody, who would have her cut all contact with me and my father. It’s just not an option.
I just want her to be safe. I don’t want her to end up like my mother. I don’t want to lose her.
Tl;dr
My (18F) sister (18F) is making poor life choices. I know because I read through her messages. So do I let her make her own mistakes, show her I’m here for her if she needs me, or do I force her to tell me what she’s lying to me about not doing?
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2020.09.02 00:12 MajorParadox Superman #52 - Obsession

Superman #52 - Obsession

<< < > Coming October 1st
Author: MajorParadox
Book: Superman
Arc: Teammates
Set: 52
< Continued From Green Lantern #35

Fun

Metropolis
Last Week
Dana Dearden flew behind Superman as he shot his way across the city. He was acting so weird. There was no reaction when she flew up beside him. Almost as if he were sleepwalking- well, sleep-flying.
It wasn’t going like Dana had hoped. Like she had dreamed about. Her impromptu costume was nothing like she imagined, but the more she flew along, her oversized Superman shirt fluttering in the wind, she didn’t really care. If she could keep up with him, maybe help snap out of whatever was wrong… her dreams could come true.
Superman was slowing down, so Dana eased up too. He was looking down at the road below. What was it? Nothing was happening, just lots of traffic.
“Oh,” said Dana as she watched the hero float down slowly next to an eldery woman.
“Would you like a hand across the street?” he asked. His voice was soft, yet a bit slurred.
“Oh, sure thing, Mr. Superman,” the woman answered with a big smile on her face.
Superman took the woman’s hand and the two walked slowly while he waved at the impatient cars.
“Come on, Superman!” a man yelled out his window. “The light changed!”
“Not everyone is as fast as others,” Superman replied. “Patience is a virtue.”
The way he was talking, there was no energy to it. Almost like he was running on auto-pilot. Was he sleep-lecturing too?
As the two reached the other sidewalk, the woman nudged Superman closer and gave him a kiss on the cheek. “Thank you, sir,” she said. “It’s always so difficult to get across.”
“No problem, ma’am,” he replied before hovering back into the air.
Dana flew over to him again. “Hey,” she said. “That was very nice of you.”
But he was back to his trance. What did she have to do?
“The light did change,” she said.
“Patience is a virtue,” Superman said.
Dana leaned over and kissed the hero on the cheek.
“No need to thank me,” said Superman before he flew off again.
Metropolis State Beach
Now
Clark sat on a nearly deserted beach with Lois and Jon. Their marriage counselor, Dr. Friskin, suggested they take time away from everything. Focus on the family instead of the “journalism troubles” as she put them. Little did she know, it went way beyond that.
Despero.
Clark kept thinking back to the name. An alien who, as J’onn had put it, “had terrible plans for Earth.” But beyond that, Despero messed with his mind. He hadn’t experienced anything like that since James Hawkson (Superman #15). Luckily he didn’t appear to do anything bad while he was being blacked out, but the notion that it “could happen” was clawing at Clark’s mind.
Lois placed a hand on her husband’s shoulder and he took a deep breath as Jon giggled and stood up. Maybe Dr. Friskin was on to something anyway.
Jon started walking off the blanket and Clark grabbed him, turning him around. “The world’s not quite ready for Superbaby to go save the day,” he said.
“Baba,” said Jon. “Daddy baba.”
“Yes,” said Lois, ruffling Clark’s hair in her fingers. “Daddy’s a big baby.”
Hmm?” said Clark, lost in thought again.
“You are a big baby,” Lois repeated for him. “Where are you? The point of this was to put it all aside. Be in the moment… Yeah, I guess it’s sillier when I say it aloud. But it is relaxing.” Lois motioned toward the cloudless sky at the horizon of the ocean, while waves crashed against the shore.
Clark took it all in and then let it go. “I’ve spent most of my life filtering what gets in, otherwise I’d be overwhelmed. I’ve never done the same thing with my thoughts. The more that happens, the more threats that come… Luthor, Apokolips, growing metahuman threats, Luthor, increasing superhero resentment... ”
“You said Luthor twice,” Lois stated.
“He’s running for president! Anyway, it’s hard to put all that stuff aside.”
“I know,” said Lois. “But that’s not all just a Superman problem. Everyone has to deal with things. And we turn to those we care about for support. I’m here.”
“He’er!” Jon yelled as he plopped down onto the blanket.
“And Jon-Jon’s here,” said Lois, wrapping her arms around her son and kissing him on the top of his head.
Clark leaned in, toward his wife. “I love you, Lois,” he said. “Do I tell you that enough?”
“Way too much,” Lois teased as their lips met.
The kiss quickly broke as Clark turned his head.
“I know that look,” said Lois. “Whatever happened to filtering?”
Clark moved a strand of hair out of Lois’ eye. “I’m sorry,” he said, grabbing his bag. “I’ll be back as soon as I can.”
“I know,” she said, leaning down to kiss Jon again.
Downtown
Clark approached Downtown Metropolis to the sight of cars being tossed around. It was worse than he thought. In the center of the disturbance was a hulking beast with spikes coming out of his back and around his wrists.
Luckily the cars were empty, but there were people fleeing, trying to out of the monster’s way. Where did he even come from? It didn’t really matter yet, what did matter was stopping him from hurting anyone.
A bolt of lightning hit the beast as Clark flew down to street level.
“Hi, Superman,” said the new hero who had been calling herself Superwoman. Her name and suit was clearly designed after his own, blue with a red stripe down the middle. An S symbol embedded between the two.
“Hi,” Clark said back before speeding off against the recovering brute. Clark grabbed him by the studded collar around his bulbous neck, but the beast swatted him away, growling ferociously.
Superwoman caught the Man of Steel in her arms. “It’s okay,” she said. “I got you.”
Her real name was Dana Dearden, she apparently tried to have Jimmy introduce them, but Clark was tied up with the Despero attack. Since then, they’ve crossed paths here and there.
“Thanks for the assist,” said Clark. “But we need to take- whoever this is down.”
“Understood,” Dana replied as two cars came flying toward them. She grabbed one out of the air, while Clark caught the other. “Also,”she continued. “I think he calls himself ‘Brute’.”
“Bruuuuuuute,” the monster yelled as he lunged toward the heroes.
Clark shot off heat vision while Superwoman threw another lightning bolt his way.
As Brute reeled, Clark flew over to drop both fists, knocking the beast face-first into the ground.
Dana flew over to Clark. “We make a good team,” she said, getting awfully close.
Clark smiled and took a step back as a camera crew rushed over.
“Superman!” yelled the reporter. “Where did that monster come from?”
That was a good question.
“I’m not sure,” Clark answered. “But when the SCU arrives, I’m sure they’ll open an investigation.”
“Obsession!” the reporter called as Dana poked her head in the shot. “Do you have anything to add?”
People had been calling Dana “Obsession” when she revealed she took on her “super” identity as a tribute. She otherwise had no relation to the “Superfamily.” People were saying she was obsessed with Superman himself.
“It’s not ‘Obsession’,” said Dana. “It’s ‘Superwoman’.”
Maybe she was a bit overeager to work with him, but Clark didn’t see it.
“Sorry to interrupt,” said Clark. “But I have to be somewhere.” As he hovered into the air, he turned back down. “Thanks again for the help, Superwoman.”
Dana watched Clark fly away, her eyes fixated until he was out of view. She exhaled slowly and turned back to the camera. “See?” she said. “We’re partners in crime fighting. And who knows? There could be more there, but it’s too early to tell.”
Okay, maybe she did have a little crush.

News

Metropolis City Hall
The Next Day
Lois and Clark sat next to Ron Troupe at the press conference, waiting for it to start. Jimmy stood beside them, scanning for a good open spot to take photos.
“She actually said ‘there may be more’?” asked Lois. “Do I have something to worry about, Smallville?”
“Of course not,” said Clark.
“Dana’s just enthusiastic,” said Jimmy, leaning onto Lois’s chair. “She’s actually been a good friend since Lucy went back to school. It’s been tough.”
Lois raised an eyebrow. “Does Lucy have something to work about?”
Jimmy’s eyes popped. “What? No way, I love Lucy… no pun intended. Dana and I are just friends. We all used to hang out before...”
“Can you guys discuss your soap operas later?” asked Ron, motioning toward the stage.
Lex was approaching with several Secret Service agents around him. Jimmy rushed closer, taking several shots on his camera. A dark-haired woman, probably in her forties ran past, but was stopped before she could get close to the presidential candidate.
“How did you get inside?” one of the agents asked, grabbing her by the arm.
“Please,” she said. “I just need to talk to him. He knows me.”
Lex waved his hand and the agents pulled the woman away.
“I’ll tell the press!” she yelled. “Just talk to me!
Gotham University
“It’s okay,” said Lucy into her phone as she dropped the last shirt from her suitcase into her dorm dresser. “I’m glad you told me, but I know you’re just friends. You should be able to hang out if you want.”
Lucy’s new roommate sat on her bed, flipping through channels on the TV.
“I love you too,” said Lucy. “Now get back to work.”
“Aww, you exchanged the “l” words already?” her roommate asked. “That’s cute.”
Lucy nodded with a smile. “Do you mind flipping on the Luthor press conference, Lena?” she asked. “We might see him there.”
Lena nodded and tapped a few buttons on the remote.
So,” said Lucy. “You used to be roommates with my brother in law’s cousin, right? Karen Starr?”
“Oh, right,” said Lena. “She was an interesting girl.”
Karen was more than interesting. She was actually Kara Zor-El, the first Supergirl and current Power Girl. Thinking back, Lucy should have known something was up with her. What was it with the Lanes and missing the obvious?
Lucy grabbed her suitcase and carried it over to the closet as Lena dropped the remote to the floor.
“Oh my God,” she said. “She didn’t!”
“What’s wrong?” Lucy asked, rushing over to her.
Lena pointed to the TV, showing a woman being escorted away from Lex Luthor’s press conference. “That’s my mother.”
Metropolis City Hall
“Good afternoon,” said Lex Luthor from the podium. “You may be wondering why I called this press conference. Rumors have spread from announcing my pick for Vice President to me dropping out of the race. Neither of those will happen today. In fact, I am not here today in service of my election campaign. I am here to announce a turning point in the legacy of this great city of Metropolis.”
Clark picked up a noise in the distance, familiar but more intense. He scanned around until he pinpointed the source.
“He didn’t,” said Clark under his breath.
Lois turned to her husband, her eyes questioning him.
“A new contract between LexCorp and the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit has finally been reached. And we are ready to present it to the world.”
Clark pointed to the sky where several armored suits flew toward City Hall. They were silver and black, similar to the design of Sergeant Mills’ prototype (see Superman #40 and #41).
“With these new suits,” Lex continued, “the SCU will be able to take on Justice League-level threats. No longer will the city have to depend on heroes like Superman. They will be able to depend on law enforcement themselves to keep the city safe.”
The SCU officers landed on stage, gasps filling the crowd as the cameras whirred and questions roared. The visored helmets popped open, Inspector Maggie Sawyer and Captain Dan Turpin stood in front of the others as Lex walked over to shake their hands.
But the raucous questions still filled the crowd.
“-What about the prototype? Sergeant Mills was left brain dead! Can their safety-?”
“-Can they stand against Superman? What about Batman-?”
“-Rumors state Superman will be your vice presidential pick. Is that even constitutional-?”
“Please, quiet down,” said Lex into the microphone, not even giving them a chance. “I said this announcement wasn’t in service of my election campaign, which it wasn’t. But the truth is that Metropolis will just be the start. A United States led by Lex Luthor will be shining beacon to the world, showing we don’t tolerate metahuman threats and we will neutralize them.”

Confrontations

Jimmy Olsen’s Apartment, Metropolis
Later
Jimmy opened the door to find Dana Dearden waiting there.
“Sorry to drop in,” said Dana, walking past him inside. “But I really need to talk.”
“Oh,” said Jimmy. “Okay.”
“It’s not a bad time, is it?” asked Dana. “See, it’s just that- Sorry. I didn’t let you answer.”
Jimmy took a deep breath. “It’s okay,” he said, closing the door. “Can I get you something? Coffee, maybe?”
“No coffee,” said Dana, flopping down on the couch. “Coffee makes me too jumpy.”
They shared a look.
“Fair enough,” she added with a chuckle. “Anyway, this ‘Obsession’ thing isn’t going away. First the National Whisper ran a story saying I’m Mrs. Superman- which, tabloids aside, made my day- but then the Daily Star outright said I was ‘obsessed with Superman’! Can you believe it? I think-”
“Dana,” Jimmy interrupted. “Slow down. You can’t get all worked up about what they say. The truth is you decided to follow in Superman’s footsteps. You are using your powers to help people. Don’t listen to the negativity.”
“I know, right?” Dana said with a huff. “But the problem is they’re right. I am obsessed. I’ve always had these obsessive tendencies, but I usually keep them under control. Since I got these powers, though. It’s like they went into overdrive.”
“Have you thought about giving them up?” asked Jimmy. “If they are messing with you, maybe they are doing more harm than good?”
“Huh,” said Dana.
Jimmy’s phone buzzed and he pulled it out to find a Daily Planet alert. “That monster, Brute,” he said. “He got loose.”
Dana leaned close and put a hand on his shoulder. “Thanks for the help,” she said, proceeding to pull up her shirt.
“Whoa,” said Jimmy, jumping back until he saw the S symbol. “Oh.”
“I have to go,” she added, stripping down to the rest of her costume, proceeding to put on her headband. She opened the window and flew off in a burst of speed.
Jimmy looked down to the pile of clothes on his floor. “This would look really bad if someone walked in right now.”
Downtown Metropolis
Brute screeched as he smashed a light pole and then punted a mailbox into a glass storefront. Alarms blared as people fled the area.
Several laser beams shot down as the SCU arrived on the scene in their new armored battle suits.
The large beast yelled in pain, but grabbed a car from the street and tossed it at the officers.
Maggie Sawyer flew forward and grabbed onto it, meeting eyes with a frightened driver. “It’s okay, miss,” she said, lowering down to a safe distance. As the car made contact with the ground, the woman pushed the door open and ran away.
Meanwhile, the other officers dropped to the street, circling Brute, but he rammed into one of them, sending them flying. Another one jumped forward with a punch to the monster’s face, but he swatted back and spun around, knocking the rest away from him.
Brute leapt on top of Dan Turpin, clawing at the metal, but Dana flew onto the scene and grabbed the beast, flying him up high and then letting him drop.
It barely slowed him down. As soon as he cracked into the pavement, he jumped back into his rampage. But he was met with more laser blasts from the recovering SCU officers. Dana added her own lightning blasts to the fray. Brute was reeling back, similar to their first encounter.
“Hold your fire!” yelled Dana.
Maggie confirmed the order and the officers stopped their attack.
Dana flew down, dropping both her fists onto Brute’s head, knocking him to the ground. He was finally unconscious.
“Thanks for the assist, Superwoman,” said Maggie as she ordered the others to secure the area.
Dana smiled as something caught her eye. High above the scene, Superman was floating and watching. She looked his way and saw him nodding in approval.
He saw her help. He was proud. She was proud.
Dana’s instinct told her to fly up there with him. Give him a hug. Thank him for the support. After all, she couldn’t have done it without him. Maybe he would return the affection. Finally, they could-
No.
“I’m happy to help,” Dana answered Maggie. “But the name isn’t Superwoman anymore. It’s Obsession.”
Suicide Slum, Metropolis
Night
Erica Mercer was walking home from work as a black Escalade limo pulled up beside her. The driver walked around and opened up the back door to reveal Lex Luthor sitting inside.
“Mr. Luthor would like to speak with you,” the driver said.
Erica stepped inside and the driver closed the door.
“Lex,” she said. “Why have you been ignoring me?”
He didn’t say anything.
“Why did you stop payments?” she continued. “Your daughter has tuition to pay.”
Still, Lex just sat there.
“Lex!” she yelled, jumping over to him, but he turned to the side and let her slam her head into the other door.
“If you’re done,” he finally spoke up.
Erica pulled herself back up and sat across from Lex.
“We had an arrangement,” said Lex. “You received child support, but there would otherwise be no contact between us. And no mention of her relation to me to anyone. You’ve been asking for more money. You even went as far as trying to interrupt my press conference. If I didn’t know better, I would think you were trying to make a point.”
“I don’t think I need to make a point,” said Erica. “How would your voters react to learning you had an illegitimate daughter?”
Lex waved his hand and the driver opened the door again. “Let’s find out,” he said as Erica was pulled out of the car.
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2020.09.01 04:10 Dagenspear Fixing DC CW's Crisis On Infinite Earths, Part 3

Like some I disliked the crossover, it's the worst out of all of them, and this is my preference for it to be done. For part 1 & 2, here: Crisis On Infinite Earths, Part 1
Crisis On Infinite Earths, Part 2
Here are the ideas God blessed me with:
Eobard explains to Barry that in previous timelines, it was a younger version of himself that experienced this in 2024. When the dagger was destroyed, his future death was prevented and he took advantage of it, saying that he couldn't resist making sure Barry failed this time, hitting him at his weakest in this timeline. Barry asks what he gets out of this. Eobard states that for his entire life he's lived in The Flash's world, taunted by Flash's existence, by what he'll never be, that once Barry's world is destroyed Eobard will be given a anti-matter earth of his own, and he will force Barry to live in Reverse Flash's world, with his failure of the loss of the entire multiverse and everyone he loves to keep him company.
Harbinger is immensely weakened from being used to kill the Monitor, barely any power left.
Iris comforts Barry in the midst of him feeling like Oliver's gone.
Lois hugs E-38's Superman, in relief that he's alive. He asks where Jon is, Lois telling him she put him down for a nap.
The earths are beginning to be destroyed at a more rapid rate.
Harry, Jesse, Jay and Wally are in this episode. Jesse and Harry were off E-2 when it was destroyed, dealing with something else and have been trying to figure out what was happening, when they couldn't get back to E-2, going to Jay when they realized it was destroyed due to anti-matter, explaining that it was near impossible to get here due to the damage of the anti-matter effecting the multi-verse, and only with the combined powers of Jay and Jesse and the breach device were they able to. Jesse having sought Wally first.
Shadow Creatures begin to come at STAR Labs, as Kara, Jjonn, the Supermen, Lex, Bruce, Ray, Mia and Sara try to prep a makeshift tower to protect E-1 from them, using Lex's device, with Harry's help, who tells them his intelligence has started to return. Kara telling them that Alex, Brainy and Lena are running the calculations to see if they can recreate the defense against the antimatter as well, using other means. Lex explaining that they can't. He tried. E-38 Superman telling him they'll get an opinion they can actually trust. Lex acts faux offended, telling him that if the multiverse goes, he does too, and he's not too keen on dying.
The shadow creatures don't attack STAR Labs though, but begin going after the civilians around the STAR Labs area. E-78 Superman, calling the shots, deduces it's a distraction and he, Sara, Mia and Jjonn go to defend the civilians, leaving Kara and E-38 Superman there to defend STAR Labs.
Jay and Jesse are dispatched to help civilians as well, as Barry, Caitlin/Killer Frost, Cisco and Ralph seek Thawne, with Wally insisting he go with them. To help, Harbinger uses some of the cosmic energy she has left to de-energize the anti-meta cells in Cisco's bloodstream, allowing to use his powers in a minimal basis, telling him it could kill him if he exerts himself. Cisco vibes, but is unable to get a clear visual, like it's being blocked. Harbinger theorizes by antimatter.
In the Black Lightning episode the earth doesn't get destroyed. Black Lightning is still taken from there though.
Barry has Cisco track the negative speed force signature of Thawne, in correlation to the energy signature that the Anti-Monitor used to takeover Harbinger, her with them. This leads them to the doorway Eobard opened that let the Anti-Monitor out. Barry recognizes the letters on the door. It's similar to the speedforce language, and the language written in the book of destiny. Barry remembers the Monitor telling them about how "Nash" was able to open the door that no man should know how to open, that was encoded with the language of time. Cisco tries to vibe, but it begins to hurt him, so Barry stops him, telling him that he won't let this kill him, then telling Cisco to vibe him to help him remember the full translation of the language. Cisco does it, and it's just enough to get Barry to link up with the memories. Barry begins to remember being trapped in the speedforce and the letters he wrote down. In doing this, he's able to decode the language and reopen the door, that's actually a portal. Entering it.
The portal leads them to an energy chamber, with a machine in the middle, that's powered by a captured Earth-90 Flash! He's held in a force field of flash time running mode on some sort of treadmill, against his will. Barry enters flash time, and tries to talk with E-90 Barry, who tells him that the Monitor took and held him, but when he died, he was taken from his chamber and put into this machine by the Anti-Monitor. E-90 Barry tells Barry that he can't stop, as he's been trapped in an infinite timeloop of running. Barry examines the machine, discovering that it's converting the anti-matter energy that flows through the Anti-Monitor, from the antimatter universe into an energy pulse that's wiping the earths out. And E-90 Barry's powering it. Barry begins to think that maybe he can avoid the crisis altogether.
As this happens, Batwoman and E-1 Bruce Wayne, along with the others, defend civilians as they're being evacuated out of the area by Atom, E-78 Superman, the CCPD and the Flashes, as Martian Manhunter phasing through things to get people out from unreachable places. Bruce and Kate question if this all matters, if they can actually stop this. Kate coming to the conclusion that she didn't think they could before, but she understands now that hope isn't something that exists in the absence tribulation, but the opposite. Bruce stating it as well, that by giving up they dishonor what it means to do this. Kate states that she's glad Bruce's here with her, as, to her surprise, she's actually missed him.
Barry sees that the only way to get E-90 Barry out of the machine without the energy output of the machine killing E-90 Barry, off (what Cisco cuts in and calls) the cosmic treadmill and stop the pulse is by overloading it, and tries to generate enough lightning, but he's still weak from Bloodwork and using immense energy to punch the hole to grab Oliver in Part 1. Wally suggests he try. But Barry concludes that none of the speedsters could get to the limit it would require.
Harbinger says she knows who could and transports away, getting Jefferson Pierce, AKA Black Lighting, her using some of the last bit of power she's has left. He objects, enraged, at being taken from his earth, angrily asking if his daughters, his wife, will live, and when being told that she doesn't know, he furiously tells her to save them, and when she says she only had enough power to get him. Harbinger tells him that they need his ability to exhibit immense electrical energy, telling the others the Monitor examined him because he had this ability.
Barry pushes Jefferson to help, telling him, "The only way our daughters have a real chance at being safe is to do this". Jefferson questions him on that, "out daughters", but Barry shakes it off, correcting himself, "your daughters". Jefferson, after a moment of consideration, then agreeing.
And with that we have the same scene of Black Lightning doing his thing, giving it his all to overload it.
Barry makes the call on the teams actions as they do this:
In this Cisco is able to open a breach within the force field around the cosmic treadmill.
Caitlin Killer Frost's out and fires a freezing blast to slow down the cosmic treadmill.
With Wally putting Ralph into flashtime, this allows him to quickly reach into the breach and grab E-90 Barry, pulling him out.
The machine shuts down. Barry and the team celebrate and then get out of there. Not seeing the antimatter energy begin to build inside the core and glow.
We learn that there are 4 earths remaining: Jay Garrick's Earth, Black Lightning's Earth, Earth 1 and Earth 97. This, of course not including the remains of Supergirl's Earth on Earth 1.
Meanwhile a battle with some of the shadow creatures. Sara and Mia are pinned down by several, when suddenly a sonic blast blindsides them them back. E-2 Laurel Lance being the source, as she steps into their view, in Black Canary garb. Sara almost reacts with happiness, before catching herself, realizing that this isn't her Laurel. E-2 Laurel extends her hand to help Sara up, a similar confusion of emotions evident. Sara bypasses the hand to stand up on her own. Mia asks what she's doing here. She responds that she was on her way already, saying that the team thought it was best to stay behind and deal with their things there, and wait for Oliver. Sara explains that he's gone. E-2 Laurel questions that. Mia dismissing it, saying that they don't know what happened to him. Sara snaps back that he's gone.
Lex works on the machine, atop STAR Labs, connecting it to the power grid of the city, it shutting down the power within a 20 block radius.
E-78 Superman and Martian Manhunter fly back to E-38 Superman and Supergirl, and tell them that everyone who was around STAR Labs has been evacuated. E-78 Superman suggests Jjonn go see if the CCPD need help with the citywide evacuation, as his powers could be beneficial, and they'll stay here and guard STAR Labs. E-38 Superman and Kara agree with that. Jjonn does as well.
Barry goes to Iris and they embrace, her asking what's happening. Barry explains to her that they stopped the antimatter machine, which they both say means he won't vanish. Iris is overjoyed, but then asks why the red skies are remaining. Barry says that it must be something else. Barry's uncertain though. Iris suggests maybe the speedforce knows. Barry agrees. Iris is clearly torn. Barry asks if she's okay. Iris blows it off, saying that it's fine, it's nothing that can't wait, until after all this, now that they know he'll come back.
E-78 Superman uses a combination of his heat vision and cold breath to incapacitate a couple dozen shadow creatures coming for STAR Labs.
As Mia keeps an eye out, E-2 Laurel asks Sara why she snapped at her. Sara tells her that the last thing Mia needs is to have a delusion that Oliver's alive. E-2 Laurel questions trying to dismiss her hope in seeing her dad again, suggesting that THAT is the last thing she needs. Sara argues that with the losses she's suffered she's learned not to bury the situation. E-2 Laurel tells Sara that she's lost everyone from her earth, and that's shown her to not give up hope. Sara relents, saying she's sorry for that, she didn't know. Sara agrees that maybe she's right, then saying with a smirk that it sounds like something her Laurel would say. E-2 Laurel laughs that off.
In the waverider medbay, Barry watches E-90 Barry sleep, being helped by the waverider, with Cisco, Caitlin and Ralph there. He tells Cisco to give him a brief vibe boost and he'll do the rest, to put him into a hypnotic state to link up to the speedforce, then telling them to go help the others and he'll do this. This happens, Barry coming face to face DCEU Barry! Same scene, but after DCEU Barry fades away, Barry finds himself caught in a crackling lighting field.
He yells out for the speedforce to tell him him what's happening. The speedforce speaking in a distorted voice of his mom, telling him that the antimatter of crisis is damaging the dimension of the speedforce as well. Barry tells it that the antimatter has been stopped. The speedforce tells him that it can't be stopped and that the only way for Barry to stop is to sacrifice himself. Barry tries to argue otherwise. But the speedforce insists. Barry asks for it's help. It replying that they've been too damaged to help. Barry drops to his knees, in emotional exhaustion, saying that he's too weak to stop it. Until he feels a hand touch his face, him looking up to see his daughter, Nora West-Allen. She tells him that the multiverse needs him to do this. Barry questions how he can if he couldn't even save her, just like he couldn't save his mom and dad, concluding that everyone he loves will die and he'll be all that's left, then beginning to breakdown. Nora says that he still has a family, people who care about him, who can help, finally telling him to, "Run Barry, run" and he's suddenly snapped out of the speedforce, back in the waverider, still an emotional wreck.
Jefferson Pierce, Black Lightning, watching Barry, asks him if he's okay. Barry doesn't answer. Jefferson tells him that he heard him say the name Nora, as he was in that trance he was in, asking Barry if that was the name of his daughter. Barry, shocked that he knows, asks him how he does. Jefferson explains he can read the desperation and the pain on his face right now, along with his slip up earlier, concluding that she died. Barry tells him it was months ago. He says he's sorry. Barry tells him it was his fault, he pushed her away, he was too angry with her, to understand what she was feeling and that if he had maybe she wouldn't have disintegrated in his arms, finishing that maybe he deserves to die for that, to never see her again. Jefferson aggressively pushes back against that, telling him he can't imagine what he's feeling right now, and that he wouldn't know what to do with himself if he lost his girls, then snapping back that Barry still needs to step up. Barry says that he can't, he's too weak. But Jefferson's heard enough and slaps Barry, telling him that his family, everyone's family, is going to die, if this isn't stopped and they need all hands on deck for that, saying that somewhere in him, Barry that his powers are a gift from God, and that they're here for this purpose, that they're chosen for it. Barry has a moment, remembering Oliver's line from the Pilot, "I don't think that bolt of lightning struck you, Barry. I think it chose you." Barry tells Jefferson that a friend told him something like that once. Jefferson states that he wasn't lying. Barry, with resolve, agrees.
Atom assists Harry and Lex in working out some final touches on the machine, Atom telling them that they're going to need something more powerful to get this to reach the levels necessary. Harry and Lex begin arguing about something else that's missing, almost competing to reach the solution, then concluding that they need something that can project intense sonic frequencies across distances. Atom realizes what they could do and asks, "Can we use someONE?"
We show an establishing shot of Jesse and Jay speeding around the remainder of the city, looking for more civilians.
Barry superspeeds up to Wally (whose using his speed powers to bring people), Cisco (whose using his breach powers so Frost and Ralph can get people from other parts of the city and bring them there, in spite of it clearly hurting him, his nose bleeding) and the others, with the CCPD, at the edge of the city, ushering people out, Joe in attendance, making the calls on where to take them, as Jjonn phases through buildings with civilians and placing them with the others.
Barry tells them the negative speedforce tracker isn't working, suggesting it must be the antimatter getting stronger, stating that he needs to find Thawne. Cisco questions why he'd think it's the antimatter, as they stopped it. Barry tells them that they didn't and that it's somehow still going. Cisco insists that they get back to that machine and do something, figure out what's wrong. Barry states that they don't have time. Killer Frost turns back into Caitlin and she says that they can't let Barry die. Ralph states that Barry's their friend and The Flash has to live. Wally watches on contemplatively at this, then saying that the city needs the Flash.
Barry shuts them all down, stating definitively that no, they can't put the multiverse over his life, ordering them to stay on mission and then apologizes first for it, before asking Cisco to give a quick vibe to see anything that can lead him to Thawne.
Cisco conflict-ingly does it, seeing Thawne standing, but not seeing any defined shapes around him. Thawne then turns, looking right at Cisco, smiling, telling him hello again, and tell Barry he knows where he can find him, then stating that if Cisco joins him he'll have a place in his antimatter world. Cisco spits at him, then snapping out of the vibe, nose bleeding, and tells Barry that Thawne said he knows where he can find him. Barry realizes where he is.
Lex, Harry and Ray link up E-2 Laurel to the machine, Sara and Mia watching on. E-2 Laurel and Sara question how this works, Lex and Harry explaining in complicated science talk, and Ray simplifying it with essentially resetting the harmonic frequency of E-2 Laurel, so that her cry lines up with the pulse.
Mia asks if it'll hurt. Ray, Harry and Lex all exchange looks, Ray saying he thinks so, Harry being conflicted, as Lex tries to signal him to say nothing, but Harry ignores him and says it could kill her. Sara, worriedly, tells E-2 Laurel that she doesn't have to do this. E-2 Laurel, with conflict, states that yes, she does. Mia tells her that there are better ways to get revenge on the Anti-Monitor without getting herself killed. E-2 Laurel explains that that's not what this is about, saying that he destroyed her home, her family, and (looking at Sara) concludes that she won't let that happen again. Sara, eyes teary, says that she really is Laurel. E-2 Laurel, with a small smile, tells Sara that she tries.
Barry reaches his childhood house, de-hooding, and enters, finding Eobard, not wearing his hood as well, just lounging in the living room, where his mom and dad were killed. Eobard says that it's nice to see him, stating that there's honestly no one he'd rather celebrate this day with. Barry asks him how he's keeping the antimatter going. Eobard laughs at him, gleefully explaining that he's not doing anything. The antimatter isn't coming from a machine, but from the Anti-Monitor himself and his connection with the antimatter universe, the machine essentially only being a funnel for the energy to focus it on individual universes, from outside of time, concluding with, that by Barry stopping the machine he guaranteed it to overload with the antimatter energy, imploding and taking all the remaining universes out in one fell swoop, mocking Barry with the statement of it being all because the Flash didn't wanna die. Eobard then says that that's why he wanted to experience this here, as it's only fitting to celebrate the multiverse dying for the same reasons Barry's parents did, that his daughter did, because of Barry himself. Barry's eyes ignite in his rage with yellow lightning. Eobard only smiling in return, his eyes glow red, telling him to come on Flash.
Them both superspeeding their hoods on, Barry furiously attacks Eobard, them tearing apart the inside of the house, very similar to what happened when they fought around Nora Allen.
Eobard speeds out of the house, leading Barry on a chase into the city, outrunning him, picking up a broken piece of rebar and slashes away at an abandoned oil tanker truck as he speeds by, and when Barry gets there, he releases a lightning snap of his finger, it erupting the oil tanker in a blaze of fire, blowing Barry back into the wall of the building across the street. Eobard quickly zooms over, placing his foot on Barry's throat, choking him, as he tells Barry to give and let it happen. Barry states that he'll never give up, even if he succeeds he'll never give up trying to stop him. Eobard simply grins sinisterly, stating that he knows, and he'll always make sure he suffers for it.
Eobard, with readiness, states that it's time for everything to end, then superspeeding away, leaving Barry on the ground. Barry tries to get up, but is helped when E-90 Barry shows up and extends his hand. Barry asks him if he's feeling better, him replying with a thanks for saving him and that that waverider fixed him up real good.
Reverse Flash speeds in, standing before STAR Labs, welcoming everyone to the celebration of his perfect victory over the Flash.
Ray, with his comlink tells everyone that Reverse Flash is at STAR Labs.
Jesse and Jay try to superspeed there, before their powers start to fizzle out, and they drop in agonizing pain.
Black Lightning comes at the top of STAR Labs to helps power Lex and Harry's machine.
The Supermen and Supergirl confront Eobard. Naturally, the 2 Supermen try to talk him down, as Kara glares at Eobard. He blows them off, yelling, proudly, that he will gladly destroy every earth everywhere, if it meant the Flash suffered for it.
Lex watching the ensuing situation from atop STAR Labs simply says that he's never related to someone more.
The Supers step forward, stating that they will stop him, Kara's eyes beginning to glow with anger, as she tells him that he will pay for the death of the earths, her earth. Eobard mocks that. E-38 Superman tries to temper what he can see is Kara's rage beginning to boil over. But it's all for not when Eobard simply says that he'll make sure everyone they care about dies, and she blasts her heat vision at him. Eobard dodges it of course, but also opens a breach in his place that opens up in front of E-38 Superman, her heat vision going through that and blasting him back. Kara reacts quickly, in shock, regret, as she sees E-78 Superman rush to him and help him up , but then anger again, blasting Eobard with a continuous stream of heat vision, him outrunning it every step of the way, then igniting a lightning bolt and throwing it at Kara, it dropping her. Eobard cackles at their failed efforts, then saying that as fun as this is, he's got more important things to do, calling the entire army of shadow creatures to him, stating that he has a date with destiny, superspeeding away.
E-38 and E-78 help Kara up, E-78 telling them to go after Eobard, he'll take care of the shadow creatures. E-38 Superman asks him if he's sure. E-78 Superman affirms that he is. Kara redirects her emotions, to tell E-78 Superman to be careful, who shoots back with a glint in his eye and a smirk, that he always is. They take off, leaving him in front of the horde. He readies himself intensely.
E-38 Superman and Kara chase after Eobard. Eobard phases through a wall, forcing Kara to smash through it, but just misses him as he phases through the floor. She x-rays it, looking for him, not seeing him.
Meanwhile Barry, E-90 Barry and Wally speed up to Jay and Jesse. Wally quickly sees Jesse and Jay clearly in weakened and goes to check on Jesse. Barry and E-90 are beginning to show similar effects, E-90 Barry barely able to stand. E-90 Barry takes a moment to reflect on Jay looking like him and that he has the same name his brother had. Barry checks on Jay and asks them all if they're okay. They all agree that something's wrong. Wally asks what's happening to them. Barry realizes the speedforce is beginning to suffer from the crisis and tells them this and that the speedforce must be beginning to drain. Barry tries figuring out what to do. Wally asks why he's not feeling it as well. Barry snaps that he doesn't know, but then apologizes, saying he needs to talk to Iris.
Eobard grabs Kara from behind, phasing her into the floor, then getting out and laughing at her. E-38 Superman superspeeds up behind him, but Eobard reacts even faster, turning around and phasing his hand into his chest. Eobard simply says that Superman may be fast, but he's faster, before taking off. Kara breaks out of the ground and rushes to E-38 Superman, whose holding his chest in pain, spitting up blood. Kate lands next to Kara from her grappling hook and Bruce gets there on a motorcycle shortly after. Bruce quickly checks on Clark's wounds, telling him that it looks like he's beginning to heal already.
Barry gets to Iris, whose now with Joe at the edge of the city and tells them that they have to get out. Iris refuses and Joe says that it's not like they have anywhere else to be. Barry, with all his strength, brings him and Iris into flashtime, the agony of it tearing him apart. Barry tells her that his speed is beginning to wane and he saw himself in the crisis and he doesn't have enough power left to do that, he failed the multiverse, like he failed Nora and Iris, apologizing for letting his inability to let go of his anger against Eobard. Iris rejects that, telling Barry that she may have been angry with him at the time but she doesn't want him blaming himself for Nora, they're not perfect and they made mistakes, but Thawne was responsible and they can't let him destroy more families. Barry agrees, but he questions how when his energy is being drained and more. With that, Barry looks at his hands, the same ones that are bringing Iris into flashtime and realizes what he can do. He starts to leave, but Iris hold onto his hand, her eyes teary and uncertain, her other hand on her stomach. Barry realizes right away and says it, that she's pregnant. That's what she wanted to tell him before. Barry takes a moment to hold her. It's silent, mournful. Barry doesn't want to leave her anymore. But Iris tells him to go, that he has to, telling him to run. He tells her he loves her, as she does the same, and he runs, his hand slipping out of hers and taking off, leaving her there.
E-78 Superman is barely holding the creatures back. Atom comes in to help.
Barry, in agony, but pushing through it, speeds up to the other Flashes and tells them that they can save the multiverse, together. When they ask what that means, Barry says that if he can give others his speedforce and let them enter flashtime, they can give it to him and he may have enough power to do what needs to be done. Each one suggests they do this, but Barry tells them that they're either too weak already or inexperienced, it has to be him and they have to let it be him or risk everything they love. They all surround Barry in a circle, him in the middle and with every ounce of strength they have left, they release their energy into Barry, the lightning flowing into him...
Eobard superspeeds onto the STAR Labs rooftop, and up to E-2 Laurel, nearly struck by Sara with her staff and Mia with her arrow, who stand in defense of her. But he catches them quickly, telling Sara that she won't stop him this time, and knocks her back with a superspeed kick, simultaneously throwing the arrow back at Mia, it hitting her in the leg, crippling her, telling them it'll be his pleasure to make them watch.
The energy of the speedforce flows into Barry, crackling and with that Barry is at full strength again, the lightning flaring up in his eyes.
As Eobard is about to kill E-2 Laurel...
Barry, in complete superspeed mode, sweeps in and, with a lightning energized punch, blows Eobard off of the roof of STAR Labs.
Lex and Harry activate the machine, and with a sonic explosion practically emanating from E-2 Laurel's whole body, the pulse echoes throughout the streets. The pulse disconnects Eobard from his control of the shadow creatures.
Eobard is enraged at this, stating that it's impossible, he should be too weak.
Barry simply states that he's not alone and he's done letting Thawne make him think he is.
But then antimatter red lightning crackles in the sky, and Eobard begins to laugh, telling him that it doesn't matter anyway, he's still too late.
Out of a blood red warped breach the Anti-Monitor walks onto the STAR Labs roof. The antimatter explosion beginning to expand from that.
Kara lands on the roof opposite.
E-78 Superman flies at him head first, but is grabbed, his head caved in and thrown like a ragdoll.
Kara is horrified and goes for him, him simply blocking her attack.
Kate and Bruce are powerless from below.
Sara and Mia are powerless from the roof, as he walks up to E-2 Laurel and grabs her by the throat, lifting her up. Sara, in horror, begins to go for him. The Atom tries to blast him.
Barry, in flashtime, watches, knowing there's nothing he can do to physically stop him, but in that moment, he readies himself and punches a breach through the universe. He runs and runs, faster than he ever has, opening multiple breaches into each of the remaining earths, superspeeding through them all just as fast. Eobard superspeeds up to him, blows between him and Barry ensuing. Eobard is finally able to get a hold on him, telling him that he'll die from this. Barry, in resolve, phases out of Eobard's grip, him falling through Barry and is cast out, in a yell of rage, into the remaining energy of the speedforce. Barry maintains his course, superspeeding through every earth, circling it a million times over it, all the remaining earths beginning to vibrate at another frequency, the energy of it overtaking him, as he yells out in pain, the energy emanating from his body as he begins to be consumed by it and disintegrate. The only remnants, the flash ring and the burned, scorched flash suit symbol, which fall before Iris and Joe.
Suddenly all is still. All the destruction has stopped. The red sky of antimatter is erased.
Wally, somehow able to use his speed, rushes up to Iris and Joe. Iris in tears, inconsolable, breaks down, to her knees, Joe trying his best to hold her, but his heartbreak showing. Kara lands in front of them, her eyes full of mourning, realizing what's happened. Wally tries to comfort both, but is unsure how, then picking up the flash ring that remains. Kara carefully walks up to Joe and Iris and kneels down before Iris, picking up the flash symbol, telling Iris how sorry she is.
But suddenly the crisis isn't the only thing that's been stopped. Everything has, everything freezing.
And in a flash of light, Kate, Ray, Sara, Kara, Lex, Jjonn and Wally find themselves in the vanishing point. They all wonder what's happened and how they got here.
And are then told the answer, by Oliver, now the Spectre. He tells them that Barry burned himself alive to save the remaining universes from the Anti-Monitor, phasing them all out of the his reach, where time stands still, the vanishing point, but everyone else is unable to survive here and have been put in stasis in this outer dimension. They ask why they haven't. Oliver answers that that's on him and tells them that the only way the earths can be safe is if they destroy the Anti-Monitor for good.
TO BE CONTINUED...
END OF PART THREE.
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2020.08.30 11:35 Hurlebatte REPUTABLE RUNOLOGISTS

This section lists runologists whose work is not outdated, or at least not particularly so.

Elmer Antonsen
Morten Axboe (archaeologist)
Michael Barnes
Erik Brate
Sophus Bugge
Anders Bæksted
Jackson Crawford (populariser)
Klaus Düwel
Anne-Sofie Gräslund (archaeologist)
Ottar Grønvik
Helmer Gustavson
Wilhelm Heizmann
Lisbeth Imer
Lis Jacobsen
Sven Jansson
Hugo Jungner
James Knirk (professor)
Magnus Källström
Aslak Liestøl (archaeologist)
Sune Lindqvist (archaeologist)
Tineke Looijenga
Mindy MacLeod
Bernard Mees
Erik Moltke
Magnus Olsen
Marijane Osborn
Raymond Page
Lena Peterson
Peter Pieper
Thorgunn Snædal
Terje Spurkland
Marie Stoklund
Elisabeth Svärdström
Gaby Waxenberger
Elias Wessén
Henrik Williams (professor)
Ludvig Wimmer
Otto von Friesen
Þorgunnur Snædal

This section lists past runologists who deserve mention, although their work may be overly fanciful by today's standards, or out of date.

Johan Bure
  • so-called father of runology
  • author of Runa ABC
Johan Göransson
Wolfgang Krause
  • author of Was man in Runen ritzte
  • author of Runeninschriften im älteren Futhark
  • author of Die Sprache der urnordischen Runeninschriften
Olaus Magnus
Carl Marstrander
Olaus Petri
George Stephens
  • author of The Old-Northern runic monuments of Scandinavia and England
Ole Worm
  • author of ᚱᚢᚿᛂᚱ aka Danica Literatura Antiqvissima
Olaus Verelius
  • author of Manuductio ad Runographiam
  • recognised the connection between runes and Greek letters
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2020.08.24 13:42 TessaBissolli A close examination of the story. Part 47: The Hargraves

In this series we have been examining three kinds of elements: the apparent narrative that crumbles upon examination, the connecting elements that subtly create a cohesive narrative (geographical clusters, symbols, repeated elements, themes, and stories (to come soon) ) and the emerging narrative.
Throughout this series, the invaluable help of u/jen5225 has been instrumental.
We have examined the main mythology characters: Red, Liz, Katarina, Dom, Carla, Jennifer, Ilya, Kate, Fitch, Fakerina, Constantin & Garvey, We now turn to the Hargraves: Christopher Hargrave AKA Tom Keen, his mother, Susan Scott Hargrave AKA Scottie, and his father, Howard Hargrave.

Howard Hargrave

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We have very sketchy details about Howard Hargrave life. Red tells Tom a few details:
TOM: You knew my father.
RED: I had a brief professional relationship with your father, a man who wrestled with significant demons.
Having a brief professional relationship with someone does not preclude having another personal one. What Red and Scottie discuss does not seem in alignment with that:
SCOTTIE: Howard would be so happy to see you. He still tells that story at dinner parties about the night you two were jumped in Kuala Lumpur. Each time I hear it, there are five more machetes you two had to fight off.
RED: My fondness for your husband holds no currency here.
and
RED: I remember a time when your husband never would have taken a job from a man like Alexander Kirk, if only out of respect for his friends.
When Red is speaking with Scottie, it is clear he and Howard are friends, he is fond of Howard. He tells Tom he had a brief professional relationship with Howard. So, while he may not be lying to Tom, he is certainly not telling him the entire truth either.
We do not know if what Howard tells Tom about his childhood in Warsaw is true.
I believe in America. I still see it as that shining city on a hill that people all around the world look to as a land of hope and opportunity. I know I did as a boy in Warsaw during the Cold War.
if so, we know it is likely his real name is not Howard Hargrave.
Howard is a IT guy, and the one who designed the use of the abandoned Artax Network.
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if I'm right, it's the Artax Network.... It's an old telecom project to provide data coverage to every corner of the Earth through a network of 73 satellites. Anyway, the company went bankrupt and the project was abandoned. But the 73 satellites are still out there.... Here we go. They have control of the Artax satellite network.
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He faked his death, and then also used a trick to get Tom to spy on Scottie: that she was a double, not his real mother:
Two months after your disappearance, your mother was in a terrible car accident. Some thought she was trying to end her life, that the pain of losing you was too much. She was in the hospital for four months. After that, she was never the same. I noticed the differences, but I assumed it was because no one is ever the same after the loss of a child. It was only years later that I began to suspect that there was something more to it. And when your mother learned of my suspicions, she tried to have me killed....
I'm not talking about who she's working with. I'm talking about her. I wasn't gonna tell you this until after it was confirmed. But I believe that Scottie Hargrave is a sleeper agent.... That program, the doubles, the town, the people who ran it I believe that 30 years ago, they murdered your mother.
of course that is balderdash, we see it when Scottie had given orders to kill Tom, unaware he is her son:
He told me how comfortable you feel around him, and that you couldn't put your finger on why. Well, this is why, Scottie. He's our boy.
And I will tell you how I found him, where he's been. I'll tell you everything after you call off the hit. You know what I'm saying is true. I-I don't have proof. I can't show you his DNA, but you know it.
Our son is alive. So make the call, Scottie. You and I can go on hating each other and lying to each other and hurting each other after. But right now, at this moment, dear God let us get past our problems and save the only decent person in our family.
Both Red and Howard seemed to have been on the same page about not telling Scottie who Tom was:
Howard, like Red and Scottie, is a manipulator. In Redemption Tom asks Scottie what was Howard like:
Brilliant. Playful. Charming. Terrible flirt. Like a lion, always preening. Damn if that man didn't know how to wear a tuxedo. How to open a door, tell a joke, be a gentleman. But in the last few years, all that, um it was as if the color in him faded, like a a photo left out in the rain.
And she sounded sincere in his eulogy
SCOTTIE: Howard was my inspiration, my partner, my friend. Standing next to him, you felt like no matter what the day brought, nothing was gonna touch you.
one thing Scottie says of Howard, that he knew how to wear a tuxedo reminds me of what Madeline tells Red:

In many ways, Howard and Red have many elements in common, including a penchant for difficult and badly tempered women, a manipulative nature as well, and a brilliant mind. And certainly they both remind me of what Red himself says about the Major recruits:
The Major runs a finishing school of sorts The most reputable of its kind. He recruits wayward children, orphans, delinquents, outcasts, but only boys and girls of superior intelligence who exhibit very specific sociopathic tendencies. He then cultivates them into charming, well-educated, cultured, attractive adults who are capable of dangerous and horrible things.

Susan Scott Hargrave AKA Scottie

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Tom's mother is described by Red as:
A brilliant strategist, a manipulative creature, untrustworthy, ruthless, and someone Red does not like.
Scottie also suffers from intense anxiety, a product of losing her son:
Years ago, I-I suffered an unspeakable loss. And since then, I've been crippled by free-floating anxieties that attach to pretty much anything. Some days I-I can't even get out of bed.
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But something two years earlier increased her anxiety level:
I haven't slept through the night in two years. 4:00 a.m., I'm up doing Sudoku.
that sets her anxiety overdrive to 2014/2015 more or less. She carries around a necklace her son had bought at a market in Ocean City,
Found that necklace in a trinket shop during a trip to Ocean City.
and uses tongue twisters to calm herself down:
Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
Scottie shares a middle name with Liz, Scott and she curiously declines to kill Red, which was part of the job Constantin wanted her to do:
When Kirk hired us to abduct Masha, he also wanted me to kill you. Sorry I didn't take that job.
Which is curious. Red seems to be off limits, until is her survival. What is quite interesting is that Constantin Rostov AKA Alexander Kirk chose her, of all contractors, to kidnap Liz.
What is even more curious is WHY she took the job:
Listen, Red I regret what happened to Elizabeth Keen. But her kidnapping was simply a business decision. You of all people should recognize that. We all do what we have to in order to survive. I know Howard and I do.

she took the job as a matter of survival. Since they are wealthy, is not about money. So, it is about information either Rostov has and she wants, or blackmail, information she does not want Rostov to divulge, and it seems the secret she was keeping then, links to something Constantin would know, and Scottie is desperate does not come out, even to Howard:
Howard didn't take that job.
And then there is the most important piece of information we have about her. How Red makes a direct connection between them: "people like us."
SCOTTIE: We all do what we have to in order to survive. I know Howard and I do.
RED: Survival is all relative. There are limits, even for people like us. Especially for people like us.
For Red, Scottie is someone like him. Since Scottie is not a fugitive criminal, then what is "people like us?" Are they related? In the same business? Private intelligence? Both covert agents? In the same extended family? On the same side?
But what we have is a connection from Scottie Hargrave to Constantin Rostov. One of many all going back to Katarina.
A connection in the middle name she shares with Liz: Elizabeth SCOTT Keen and Susan SCOTT Hargrave. A middle name that could be Susan's maiden name, and for Liz, could be her mother's maiden name. A last connection to the woman who raised her for 4 years before having to give her up to keep her safe?
A connection in her appearance, especially in connection to the photo that Lena AKA Virginia Lopatin had told her husband Ted was of a estranged daughter. Ressler assumed it was Katarina, but was it? Dark haired, and dark eyed with a dark haired baby and wearing a ring in her index finger.
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But there is more in that picture connecting Scottie and Katarina. There are other interesting connections between Scottie, in the New York cluster of people, and Katarina.
Scottie, on the other hand, has a photo of a woman with dark hair and eyes (like herself) blowing bubbles with a girl in a brown dress, on a wall in her home. Red sits against this wall when they talk about getting to Kirk, so we have a long time to look at it:
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But the connections do not end there. In the trunk where Dom keeps the mementos of Katarina's childhood, toys dating from the 1960s and 70s, and drawings, there is a drawing picturing three figures, all dark haired. What seems like a man with two girls.
among the mementos of Katarina's childhood
We still have more connections, in the form of rings worn on the index finger. Three characters have been seen wearing rings on the index finger: the woman in the swing photo (Liz's mother), Lena's estranged daughter, and Scottie.
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Is is possible that Scottie is a relative of Katarina? A real link to Katarina's real identity? To Dom's real identity? Is that drawing Dom keeps of two daughters he had? Was he estranged from another child? Excommunicated her? Or was the child Lena's but not Dom's biological child?
It certainly makes this comments by Red all the more interesting:
Dom.... You still have family.
&
Dom, you've always had a good reason to walk out the door.
clearly it was not about Katarina, whom he cannot see, and certainly not about Liz or Agnes. The tense of "always had" does not speak to a newborn child, that he cannot see. Those lines seem to refer to someone who Dom could see, not someone he cannot. Not Katarina, not Liz, not Agnes. Perhaps the mother of his child, married to Ted King? Or perhaps another child, estranged from him as well as from Lena?

Halcyon Aegis

Halcyon: happy, golden, idyllic, carefree, blissful, joyful, joyous, contented; flourishing, thriving, prosperous, successful; serene, calm, tranquil, peaceful.
Aegis: protection, backing, support, patronage, sponsorship, charge, care, guidance, control, guardianship, trusteeship, agency, safeguarding, shelter, umbrella, aid, assistance; auspices.
Their company is called Halcyon Aegis, and is described by Red as a military intelligence outfit:
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COOPER: Halcyon provides security services.
ARAM: According to their website, yes. But Mr. Reddington says they are a private military-intelligence agency who specializes in operations too sophisticated or politically incorrect for anyone else.
Howard describes their company as: a global intelligence gathering operation.
Their building in NYC is not their only asset. They also have a tactical training center: somewhere in a wooded area, and what they do is described by Solomon as :
You're 150 feet below the largest privately owned tactical training center in the country, complete with R&D labs, ship-boarding simulators, and two airfields.
We do threat assessment, port security, and diplomatic training, and those are just the services that the public knows about the black-and-white divisions.
Then there's Grey Matters. Grey Matters handles the cases that are legally questionable, yet morally justifiable.
they control the Artax Nework, which gives them huge capabilities of surveillance.

Christopher Hargrave AKA Tom Keen AKA Jacob Phelps

According to this in Redemption:
Your name is Christopher Hargrave. In 1988, you vanished from the Ocean City beach home your parents were renting. You were raised by Frank and Eva Phelps. Ran away at 12, taken in by the Major at 14
Tom was born in 1984.
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even though when he died in 2017, his tombstone lists him as Tom Keen, born in 1985
disappeared just shy on his 4th birthday, from Ocean City (unclear if it is the one in Maryland or the one in New Jersey).
Christopher Hargrave went missing when he was only 3 years old.
All that really matters is that you vanished off the face of the earth nearly 30 years ago. And yet, here you are. Leave the past in the past, Tom. Nothing good will come from digging up secrets.
He appears in Chicago, as the foster child of Frank and Eva Phelps, renamed Jacob Phelps.
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Runs away at 12, thus, 1996/97 and is taken by the Major at 14 years old, 1998/99.
His fake brother, Christopher Maly thought Tom had a brother in Chicago. Likely a foster brother.
I don't know his real name. He's got a brother in Chicago.
We know Tom had issues, and the Major tells us he is not surprised Tom did not steal more, considering his situation:
You stole the purse, Jacob. Like the credit cards and the Pontiac.... I'm surprised you haven't stolen more, considering the situation with your foster home.
Tom had stolen credit cards and a car and drove from Chicago to New York. Like he had a vague feeling he belonged there.
In 1998/99 The Major picks him up. He literally tells him he can leave that life behind. It is likely that even if the Major called him Jacob, Tom acquired a different identity, and basically Jacob Phelps disappeared AGAIN:
We believe that your delinquent inclinations are exactly what makes you invaluable. It takes a certain kind of courage.... I told you, we have an opportunity, if you're willing to take it. If you're smart enough to take it. It's your choice, Jacob. You can get out and go back to the life you've always known, or you can take a ride with me, and I can tell you how to leave this life behind. I can help you become anything.
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From there on, it seems that while Gina and The Major call him Jacob, he seems to be known to the world as Tom Keen. Like Gina was Shubie Hartwell.
Tom becomes a covert operative.
Certainly the CIA hires him in 2012 to go find a rogue agent, Leland Bray, under the name Tom Keen:
TOM: [Bray] has abducted and killed over a dozen covert operatives. And Bray has made a fortune targeting assets like Copeland, stripping them down, and selling what they know to foreign intelligence agencies or terrorist organizations.... I actually met Copeland working in Rabat in 2012. We were contracted to help bring Bray out, but we failed.
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The abduction

The event that seems to define Scottie and Howard's lives is the mysterious kidnapping of young Christopher. The facts are apparently simple as Howard tells Tom in Redemption:
You need to listen to me.... On top of the phone next to you is a book. Inside is a photo.
Your name is Christopher Hargrave.
In 1988, you vanished from the Ocean City beach home your parents were renting.
You were raised by Frank and Eva Phelps.
Ran away at 12, taken in by the Major at 14.
We get basically the same story that Howard relates, as Scottie tells Tom, not knowing who he is:
My perfect baby boy. He loved the water. Found that necklace in a trinket shop during a trip to Ocean City.
We had rented a house that summer, spent the whole week on the beach building sand castles with drawbridges and moats.
That night, Howard and I had a big fight. Too much to drink.
Next morning, Christopher was gone. The police searched everywhere, but nothing. He was just gone. Like his castle.
It's been 28 years, and not a day goes by where I don't walk into a room hoping, praying he'll be there.
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They had a fight. Howard had left, and Scottie was alone with Christopher, who was gone in the morning, as Scottie tells Tom in Redemption after she learns he is her son:
This is how I'll always remember Christopher laughing, brushing sand off his knees. We'd spent all day at the beach.
That night, Howard and I fought and I went to bed alone. When I woke up, I I knew something wasn't right. I walked down the hallway to Christopher's room, and he was gone. There wasn't a sound. He didn't cry.
I just knew. It's a blood bond that never ends, a a closeness that can't be explained. It's how I felt about you, even when I didn't know why. But now I do.
You knew I've been looking, that finding my son was everything. You saw my pain and anguish and you said nothing? Here you are my boy, my long-lost son. You're finally here. And you broke my heart.
We hear a bit more about that in Redemption:
SCOTTIE: Howard was my inspiration, my partner, my friend. Standing next to him, you felt like no matter what the day brought, nothing was gonna touch you.
You've been told we lost our son. He was on the beach one moment and gone the next. Well, that's not true. We didn't lose Christopher. I did. He was with me when it happened.
And when I told Howard he held me, told me he loved me. Howard never blamed me. And he never gave up hope we'd find our son....
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Tom investigates the disappearance, finds the detective who worked the case, and learns of the confession of a convicted killer. Tom puts is succinctly: "why somebody wanted the world to believe I was dead."
I didn't really care what Richard Game had to tell me until I find out he (his father) was dead, and now it's all I want to know. Who my father was, who I was, why somebody wanted the world to believe I was dead.
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Sometime later, after Richard Game, a convicted killer in the area was already in jail, Mrs. Game, his mother, received a letter with $50,000 and the promise of another $50,000 if Richard confessed to killing Tom.
Letter come special delivery. Return address was a PO box in New York. $100,000 if Richard said he did something he didn't.... I got a script. It-- What Richard was supposed to say
Mrs. Game accepted 100K to get her son to admit to a murder he did not commit.
The letter came from a P.O. Box in New York. Not specified if that was in NYC or NY state. It also contained details of the house, and the pajamas, the location of a block of knives that indicate that the person who engineered this had knowledge that, given the confession was a fake, could have only come from her parents or someone in their family.
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TOM: She was paid $100,000 to convince her son to confess. She admitted it.
LIZ: That's great. Who paid her?
TOM: She doesn't know.
LIZ: How is that possible?
TOM: She was paid in cash. Half came in the script, and half came after Game was convicted.
LIZ: A script?
TOM: It has every detail. The color of the beach house, the, uh, tear in the screen door, the knife block where the murder weapon was found.
LIZ: The pajamas you were wearing.
TOM: Yeah. The night light in the hall.
The immediate effect of this fake confession was to stop the official investigation. We do not know when was this done, but it seems it would have been a few years after the fact.
The location of the PO Box certainly points to the NY cluster of characters. Dom, Lena, Scottie, Howard.
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But who was responsible for stopping the investigation with a fake confession?
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2020.08.24 09:49 LBCuber AITA for choosing to not support my best friend is his endeavours or dating my recent ex?

Hey guys. Thanks for taking the time to click on the post as I am in a little bit of a debacle.
My best friend (who I will call Syd) and I have been very close for four or so years. We are a part of a group with two other mutual friends. We have gone through a lot with each other, and have spent the majority of our time with each other throughout our teen hood (we are all in the 16-17 age group)
A year back, our group happened to come into contact with another group of girls. There is one boy for each girl in each group and we all just sort of hit it off with one another. Syd, at the time, started dating another girl while I started dating another one of the girls in the group (who I will call Lena). Our relationship lasted a few months as lost highschool relationships do, and it was a good learning experience for me, although it did have a rough ending. My ex decided to tell her parents that I was a terrible boyfriend and started saying things to my own friends that weren’t true. There were quite a few, but I will say, the one that stood out the most for me was when she called me out for spending too much time with my friends and not enough with her, and that “no girl in their right mind” would have the desire to be interested in me. I took this pretty hard as I put my blood sweat and tears into making it all work, even though it inevitably didn’t. This happening strained the possibility for us to continue as friends and left a huge gap in our combined friend-group. My best friends were starting to try and balance their time between me and them, and although I understood why, it hurt.
Fast forward 4 or so months, Syd broke up with his girlfriend and so did one of our other best friends, so things were starting to look up for our friendship and our relationship felt a lot less strained for a few months.
Once again, fast forward a few months, and it seems as though these two best friends of mine have entered back into relationships with these girls, although this time, my best friend of four years Syd has taken interest in my ex, and vice versa. It has been a super awkward month for us, and one that has been full of tension. He knows that I am aware of his endeavours and asked for my support a week ago. I told him that I will not choose to support him in his effort to date Lena, but also said that at the end of the day, it is his choice, and what ever choice he makes, it should be final. Of course, I also said that I can’t erase the four years that we have spent together and that my feelings for him as a friend will never go away, but maybe weaken to the point of no return. After I had said my piece he called me a selfish guy, who “can’t stand to see his best friend happy”. So, Reddit, am I the asshole?
TLDR: My best friend of four years is calling me selfish for not supporting his endeavours in dating my toxic ex girlfriend.
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2020.08.23 14:40 incognithohshit Season 5 thoughts

10 minutes into Episode 2: good to see Jeppe in a stable and healthy relationship and not just getting the ol' sad gay story line
End of Episode 2: DAMMIT
Episode 5: FUCK OFF PIL. Wasn't ready to hate this character from the get-go, maybe she just saw a kindred spirit in Uffe (and him her) and they have an undeniable spark? But she went full-on into skanky ho mode gtfo
Episode 6: YES JEPPE FLUSH THAT BIG TURD
Episode 8: That was...really abrupt. It felt like there were 2 episodes of plot/development that got COVID'd and a resolution for every plotline was abruptly forced into the last episode. They set up marriage woes and distance straining Hjordis & Uffe and him pleading with her and her reticent to trust him and all of a sudden she lets him read her diary and he says I'm sorry and everything's OK again? We really expect Pil to stop ho'ing around Uffe? Hjordis forgives Uffe just like that when she's shown no inclination to before?
The whole Jeppe thing. He rubs himself in dirt then Ole is like aw shucks he's just like me and they live happily ever after?? Jeppe went from being in love with Alex, having his heart broken, then deciding he's totally in love with the very next guy he meets?? And I feel bad for pork farmer girl (and what was the merging farms thing? Was it literally introduced and resolved in one line of dialogue?). Felt more could've been explored with Jeppe being okay with himself being single and not just needing to be in a relationship and Ole finding some solace with himself/realizing his grandmother knows and doesn't care instead of a trite coming out immediately leading to a happily ever after resolution
We saw some growth with Jeppe, doing hard manual labor and the way he initially reacted to Ole on their first date (kinda just gawking at him after opening the door) to liking a guy who's maybe not conventionally attractive to Jeppe. I wish the payoff had either been Jeppe realizing he doesn't need to be in a relationship and instead figure out what he wants to do for a job or going back to school and just deleting Grindr or being OK with Ole making the decision to marry the girl, realizing Ole's his own person, and going back to the dating pool but being more open-minded about who he'll go out with. Instead the payoff was Jeppe begging for Ole to be his boyfriend, he still needs a relationship to feel whole.
In the course of 40 minutes two characters separately decide they're gonna make a drastic move to Copenhagen and then both characters independently have a second life revelation and decide to stay put instead???
Also the whole Rita overhears climate strike girl is being coerced by her parents to climate strike and resolves it all nicely was way too pat and neatly resolved
That said, season 1 is still my favorite (having chaotic, bull-headed Rita bounce off her normal kids was sorely lacking as they all moved away), season 2 was lesser than 1, season 3 was lesser than 2, 4 is better than 3, and 5 is better than 4. A lot of this season felt like a return to form just the last 2-3 episodes were so jarringly paced. What a shame it's the last season and I won't have a new season to binge in one-two years' time. Here's to American Rita being good (Lena Headey deserves something worthy of her talents after a season of drinks wine menacingly)
oh and that look-directly-to-camera as she shut the doors at the end was cheesy as hell (but the (imagined) scribbling on the bathroom stall was a cute throwback)
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2020.08.22 06:17 aecmarquardt AITA for Ruining a Friendship?

Things between my friends and I were pretty great.. for the most part. There was an underlying tension between my bf Noah and his brother Tom against my best friend Brad. Brad had been dating Lena for around a year and although I was mostly fine with her, Tom and Noah could not stand her. They had known her since elementary school so they were aware of how she treated people and how her relationships proved toxic.
Over time, I grew to secretly dislike Lena, as she exhibited red flag behaviors that negatively affected Brad and the rest of the group. Things began to go south when I went to the store alone after work and ran into Brad, Lena, and another friend, Jack. I joked that I was offended that they didn't invite me, but they said they were only together because they were growing frustrated with Tom's attitude, and that the three of us usually came as a packaged deal. Tom has a very difficult ego to handle and has struggled to keep friends because of this. Everyone bitched about Tom and how they felt if he didn't change the way he was treating everyone, they were going to walk away from the friendship.
I went over to Tom and Noah's house where Tom mentioned that he wanted to hatch a plan to remove Lena from the group and break her and Brad up. I initially supported the plan, as I felt Lena was toxic and I didn't want her to hurt Brad in the long run. The next day I wanted to enact a plan, but I felt conflicted. I wanted Lena and her manipulation gone, but I felt like this forced separation would be devastating to Brad and that maybe I should wait until the relationship was over organically. Confused, I texted Jack and asked him what to do. Jack and I were growing close so I told him of Tom's intentions asked for guidance. Jack swore to me that this conversation would be strictly between us, as I asked him three times to keep it private and he assured me I could trust him. That weekend, Tom and Brad tried to reconcile, but Brad told him he knew about his plan to break him and Lena up. Noah then asked me why I told Brad this information, and I told him that Jack betrayed my trust after I confided in him for advice.
I furiously texted Jack asking him why he did that to me, and he said that it was the right thing to do and that Brad needed to know. This is where I know I fucked up. I realize that it was completely my fault that Tom's secret was revealed by telling Jack and I should not have done that. We got past it and everything was chill until Lena backed out on our beach trip. Brad also dropped out because after the recent drama, Lena did not feel comfortable with him staying a full week with us alone. Noah was furious that he spent all this money only for Brad to back out because his gf was uncomfortable with him going. After this, Tom then told me this was all my fault and that Brad would still be going if I didn't tell Jack about how we all felt about Lena and that I ruined his friendship with Brad. AITA?
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