For this one, you must save your life by convincing the arch villain to give you a job.
SWITCH (any gender, mid teens through late life)
This... this doesn't have to end in my death. I understand where you're coming from though. I get it. I continued to work with Supersmash after he killed your old sidekick, yep, okay.
And I stood guard as he smashed your headquarters to junk. Yes.
And you COULD say that before you melted his body I was aiming my green gun sort of AT you.
But you gotta understand, I was just covering Supersmash. Just supporting my partner. You're my new partner? My BOSS, I mean? You're my new boss? I'll support you just as much. I switch to your organization.
Happens all the time in sports. Yes, yes, yes. Let's look at it that way: If this were basketball, and you had this new skilled player... does it get the ball any closer to the hoop if the coach turns the player into a fleshy blob?
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