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@ 2012-08-22 18:55:00
|Entry tags:||z: om1: !complete, z: om1: affiliation: avengers, z: om1: character: jessica drew, z: om1: character: wanda maximoff, z: om1: location: washington dc, z: om1: past character: clint barton, z: om1: past character: loki laufeyson|
Nicholas Fury's Trial
Q: Name and occupation for the court, please.
A: Laura Liesmyth and I am a representative for the Council.
Q: And what exactly is The Council, ma'am?
A: We are the Council that oversees all of the decisions of government sector known as SHIELD. We regulate the actions taken by SHIELD to ensure that they are within the best interests of the world populace.
Q: So you are, in effect, the people that Director Nicholas Fury answers to?
A: You are correct, yes.
Q: And do you feel that you have the authority to speak for this Council as a whole?
A: Yes. Yes I do.
Q: What is the Council's opinion of Nicholas Fury, currently?
A: We have come to the conclusion collectively that Nicholas Fury is a liability. His actions follow the belief that the ends justify the means by which they are carried out with. This is not an attitude which we share.
Q: And what exactly has brought you and the Council to this conclusion?
A: An abundance of incidents in which Captain Fury has used questionable methods in order to bring about a resolve to certain situations. Such methods which caused terrible atrocities, evidenced in the file I have brought with me today. This file contains one example of the carnage Nicholas Fury has unleashed on the world.
Q: And what instance is that?
A: An instance in which Director Fury embarked on an unsanctioned mission to Latveria, a country that should be noted is out of bounds for S.H.I.E.L.D to interfere in, due to the tenuous international relations between both parties. Not only did the General breech this agreement, but then proceeded to brutally murder all residents of an orphanage, the name and location of which shall be undisclosed to the public. That day a grand total of 114 people were brutally murdered by the man we charge here today, 86 of which were children under the age of 15.
Q: Why do you think it is that Fury took this unsanctioned and horrific action?
A: Unfortunately as this information was not obtained officially by S.H.I.E.L.D, but rather by an alternate source and then investigated further by an anonymous third party recruited by the organisation, it is impossible to know what went through Nicholas Fury's mind at that point. However his default response to such matters more often then not revolve around it being "for the greater good", a justification that lacks the vital evidence to substantiate it.
Q: A position, I suppose, that the Council does not support?
A: It does not.
Q: What would you and the Council recommend be done in this situation?
A: It is unfortunate that Fury's values have been misconstrued and it is a sad day when one who could have risen so high has debased himself to the status of a mere criminal. However what has been, has been and is beyond retribution now. It is the Council's wish that this man be revoked from his title for his willful acts of treason and for his crimes against humanity.
Q: Tell the court your name and your occupation please, sir.
A: Sure. J. Jonah Jameson. I work at the Bugle.
Q: Mr. Barton, please. You’re under oath.
A: Oh, since I am under oath. Write this down..would ya? This whole thing is full of baloney. That’s T-h-i-s...
Q: You can be held in contempt of court and arrested, Mr. Barton.
A: What do you want?
Q: Let the court make note of the fact that this is Francis Clinton Barton, Avenger. Now, Francis, can you tell us how long you have known Nicholas Fury?
A: Francis? Really?
Q: Yes, really. Now answer the question.
A: Sure thing… LARRY, I’ve known Nicky for about sixteen years. Off and on.
Q: And how did you meet Fury?
A: You don’t meet Nick Fury, Pal. You just stand there and listen to him yell at you for the first time.
Q: Then how did Fury first come to yell at you, Mr. Barton?
A: It was after the 96 Olympic games. I won the gold and let it go to my head.
Q: Which, if I understand, you were forced to forfeit. Correct?
A: How did you know about that?
Q: I’ll take that as a confirmation. Care to tell us why?
A: Yeah, sure. I was a minor. Those stuffy athletes and judges just didn’t like the idea of a kid showing them up.
Q: There are kids in the Olympics all the time, Mr. Barton. The problem was not your age, but that you lied about it. Fraud is, I believe, the technical term.
A: Well whoop-de frickin do.
Q: Indeed. So, a sixteen year old fraudulent gold medal winner. This was the point at which you were first approached by Nicholas Fury?
Q: Why approach you? A lot of people have won medals at the Olympics, Barton.
A: Do you know who I am?
Q: Do you think I’d be questioning you if I didn’t?
A: Good. Yeah. I made them remember what that damn gold medal meant, buster.
Q: Your false medal and ego aside, Mr. Barton, do you believe it was your prowess with a paleolithic weapon that caught the attention of a man with superheroes at his beck and call?
A: Why does everyone assume it’s an ego thing? It’s not about that. It’s about skill. It’s about the training. And yes, Poindexter. I always impress.
Q: Has it occurred to you that it’s less about skill and more about your sordid past?
Q: Fury has a reputation for surrounding himself with undesirables.
A: No. What sordid past?
Q: You have a criminal record, Mr. Braton.
A: That’s Barton, you prick. AND no. I wasn’t aware of that possibility. But you’ve got me thinking now. You do know I’ve kicked someone’s ass for less than that, right? I mean, since we are on the subject of being an undesirable.
Q: My apologies, Mr. Barton, why don’t we just stick to Francis, then? So, Francis, that’s got you thinking has it? And it only took sixteen years for the thought to cross your head, good on you. Now, back to the point- yes, you have a criminal record and fall under the category of an ‘undesirable’ when it comes to working for a government agency. But Fury has a history of bringing undesirables into his organization.
A: Okay, I get it. This was really what you were trying to get at it. You know, you could have said all that at the very beginning of this witch hunt and saved me my afternoon.
Q: I suppose I could have but then I would have been bereft of your delightful company, Francis. Back to Fury- you met him sixteen years ago but you didn’t work for him until about five years ago? When you were recruited to the Avengers.
A: No. Check your sources pal, I worked with Fury before that. Way before.
Q: But you weren’t an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Q: (sigh) You say you worked for Fury before the Avengers, but you were never an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., correct?
A: Not exactly. I worked for Fury, ok?
Q: That sounds... suspicious, Francis. What kind of work did you do for Fury?
A: You know what Larry? Keep calling me that and I’ll show you the kind of work I did. Firsthand.
Q: Threaten me again, Francis, and you’ll be held in contempt of court. How old were you when you began this mysterious work for Fury?
A: No thanks. I think I’m done here.
Q: Answer the question, Mr. Barton.
A: Uh.. (Leans in front of the microphone) No.
Q: ...Clint, please.
A: Much better Larry. And I was young, alright? Sixteen I think.
A: (Flatly) Sixteen. And were you paid?
A: Yeah, sure.
Q: So, as a minor, you were paid by Nicholas Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. to do as of now undefined jobs completely off the books. I can’t imagine what you were qualified to do for him, Clint, given that prior to that your resume included petty burglary and carnie work.
A: Ok, you just keep hitting that pinata. Are we done here?
Q: What. Work. Did. You. Do?
A: What do you think? I’m greatest marksmen in the world. You think he had me running faxes? I went on missions. Covert usually.
Q: Missions- like assassinations?
A: I plead the fifth.
Q: No further questions, Mr. Barton.
Q:Please state your name and occupation for the court.
A:Jessica Drew, Avenger.
Q:Jessica Drew, Avenger, formerly an Agent of the terrorist organization known as HYDRA. Correct?
Q:And what were the circumstances of your first meeting with Nicholas Fury?
A:I was sent to assassinate him.
Q:And he let you live. And later, he even recruited you to S.H.I.E.L.D.?
A:Mm. Yes, that’s right.
Q:And entered into a romantic relationship with you, an Ex-HYDRA agent.
A:I guess I left quite the impression. Enough of an impression to recommend me to the Avengers, in case you’re wondering. He saw the good in me.
Q:Apparently he sees the good in a lot of ex-terrorists and you’re not the first HYDRA agent he struck up a relationship with, either. Fury isn’t especially prudent in his choice of friends or in his choice of agents.
A:Because they're ex-terrorists?
Q:Yes, that. Now, being as you are so ‘close’ to the Director, has he ever shared with you any sensitive information regarding S.H.I.E.L.D. or his own personal projects?
Q:You’re absolutely sure?
Q:All right then. Were you aware that Fury went illegally into Latveria and destroyed an orphanage full of children?
A:...I’m sorry, what?
Q:What part didn’t you understand, Miss Drew?
A:No. I wasn’t aware. Do you know why he did it?
Q:I wasn’t aware that an action like that can be justified by any means, Miss Drew.
A:So, what? You think Nick did this for shits and giggles?
Q:Regardless of his reasoning it was a rogue act that he performed outside of the jurisdiction and without the blessing of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury seems to act without both quite often.
A:I wouldn't know. You sure you're not dating him?
Q:Hilarious, Miss Drew. I suppose, however, that the implication here is that you seem to know little about Fury’s work, correct?
A:S.H.I.E.L.D work makes for awful dinner talk. But I do know Nick does what he can to keep the world going round.
Q:And I'm sure you once believed the same of H.Y.D.R.A.
A:Unless you know every circumstance of my being a H.Y.D.R.A. agent, I think it best you not comment on it.
Q:Apologies, Miss Drew. So, you truly believe that what Fury does is to 'keep the world going round'? That every decision he makes is right?
A:Not every decision, no. But I believe he does what he sincerely feels is necessary.
Q:So Fury's crimes against humanity are necessary?
A:I'm not saying that...what's your name?
A:That's a fine name, Larry.
Q:(long pause) Thank you, Miss Drew. (cough) I- ahm. Where were we?
A:Are you married, Larry? Please, call me Jessica.
Q:I uh, I don't think that's what we- er, or, relevant at- ah. No, J-Jessica, no I am- Wait. Yes. Yes, ma'am I'm married.
A:Lucky, lucky girl. You seem like a nice guy.
Q:Oh, um, thank you Jessica, I- (pause and turns to listen to the judge talking to him) What? I- oh. No further questions. Jessica. Miss Drew. Jessica.
A:It's been a pleasure, Larry. (winks and leaves the stand)
Q: Give your name and profession to the court.
A: Wanda Maximoff, I’m an Avenger.
Q: Recruited back when the Avengers were under the umbrella of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Q: Before which you were a mutant terrorist in the organization known as the Brotherhood.
Q: If my records are correct, you were highly placed in that organization.
A: Well, I am Magneto’s daughter. That’s public record and not something I’ve tried to hide.
Q: And inspite of your parentage, Fury recruited you to S.H.I.E.L.D.
A: Technically, I came to him. Seeking amnesty.
Q: What did Fury get in return?
A: S.H.I.E.L.D. got inside information about the Brotherhood and my powers at their service.
Q: Meanwhile, Fury lets you off the hook for all your crimes.
A: I served time at a S.H.I.E.L.D. prison.
Q: I hardly think three weeks is much of a penance, Miss Maximoff.
A: I’ve been working for years now to help the people of this city.
Q: Except for the period when you returned to Genosha and the service of your father. Before Fury allowed you back on the Avengers- again.
A: There were extenuating circumstances. I was virtually a prisoner.
Q: You helped your father destroy S.H.I.E.L.D.’s then-headquarters.
A: I’m sorry but I was under the impression that Fury was the being unfairly accused- wait, excuse me- “put on trial” here, not me.
Q: Your history is relevant, Miss Maximoff, to illustrate to the court the sort of unfortunate choices Fury has made both in the direction he’s taken S.H.I.E.L.D. and the people he’s appointed as the country’s “protectors.” Choices and people that have led to catastrophe after catastrophe. You are not a part of the solution, ma’am, you are a part of the grand Nick Fury problem.
A: So, what, when you’re finished with Fury are you coming after the rest of us?
Q: (smile) Only if the rest of you deserve it, Miss Maximoff. No further questions.