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Lobotomy Corporation

by TeeQueue

Part 164: BCP 9 - Nothing There

X-394 is a big facility, full of mysterious creatures known as Abnormalities. Many of these Abnormalities can do very bad things if they're handled improperly, and it's vitally important that our agents know just what may happen if they're careless. What's a manager to do?

Episode 9: Nothing There

Music: trailer

Hi! I'm Paul! Just your everyday plucky employee of Lobotomy Cobotomy, here today to talk about Nothing There!

Nothing There is an ALEPH Abnormality which is capable of breaching normally. Most managers will only ever see it breaking out immediately, and we're all very familiar by now with its capabilities when it breaches.

Like most ALEPHs, it's a hurt and a half when it breaks out. Right, Miss Hod?

Right you are, Paul. Today, though, we're going to be showing off an ability which has only been seen a few times before. To do this, we need someone to die inside of Nothing There's containment.

Gee golly! I'll get right on it, I guess!

Don't be silly, Paul. You'd panic instantly, and then it'd just breach normally.

Aww… That's too bad. I can't wait until I'm cool and smart enough to work on ALEPH Abnormalities.

Helping us today is Welfare's team captain, Sweet Pea. With a maxed out set of statistics, there's no way they'll simply panic from an Abnormality like Nothing There.

Amazing! Captain Sweet Pea-another one of my many idols! And if I work hard, someday I'll be able to be a Team Captain, like them, right?

Here at Lobotomy Corporation, it's possible for anyone to aspire to become a Team Captain. All it takes is hard work and determination!

And not dying horribly! So pay attention to these training videos!

Nothing There deals significant damage against agents who are underprepared. Sweet Pea is taking double the normal amount of Red damage due to her ZAYIN level standard suit.

Always remember to dress for the occasion, especially when that occasion is a terrifying monster!

Now, any moment Nothing There will finish our agent off and we'll be able to see-

...what? That's not in the script-that's not even supposed to be p-possible..!

I don't know, just roll with it! Ad-lib something!

Holy shamoly, they're still alive!

Um… I-I guess this just goes to show you that any agent is capable of surviving almost anything, so long as they remember how to manage the Abnormalities properly!

All it takes is hard work and determination!

While that's the case, we do need them to die… so it's back to work for them!

How merciless! I guess that's just the daily grind for you!

When Nothing There successfully kills an agent, it will assume their form, and constantly attempt to throw off anyone who sees them after that with a guaranteed rate of success.

Remember: Abnormalities can say they love you, but they're usually lying!

Despite that, Nothing There is uniquely unsettling. Any agent sent into its facility after this point will suffer an untimely demise and trigger an escape.

That sounds like my cue!

It sure is, Paul! Let's see what happens.

Yowie wowie! I died instantly, and now there's meat!

Got it in one, Paul.

Nothing There will actually cover up the manager's screen with a unique form of interference in order to prevent them from finding where it's gone. However, the manager still has one ace up his sleeve.

Well don't keep us in suspense any longer, Miss Hod, what is it?

It's called disposal mode. The manager has 10 seconds to track down the form Nothing There has taken, and then fire his single disposal bullet at it. The facility's time is stopped during this period, but the Manager himself cannot pause. If successful, Nothing There is suppressed immediately, saving the facility from the breach.

But Miss Hod, what happens if the Manager hits the wrong person?

They take a 10,000 Red damage attack!

Talk about a gigantamous misfire! That's enough to kill any agent, no matter how protected!

That's right, Paul! The disposal bullet will unquestionably kill anything in its path.

Hypothetically, could you use it to take out another Abnormality, then?

Of course not! That would be wildly irresponsible. The Disposal Bullet only works on Nothing There, and any other clerks or agents the manager might choose to be rid of.

That means firing it at anything but Nothing There's hidden form is a waste-so don't do it! But in this case, the manager missed. What does that mean?

In the event the manager should throw away his shot, Nothing There will emerge in its true form and begin to attack like normal. We covered this earlier, so I won't go over it again here.

Our manager's so smart and great that he doesn't need the refresher course!

Well, that's all the time we have today. Thanks for joining us! And remember…

Knowledge is just pain plus observation! Have a great day!