THE MENACE OF THE BLACK ALCHEMIST
SCENE  1:  The villain, the Black Alchemist, is in a  dark  room, bent over a table that is littered with books and papers that he is  reading.  He wears a black sweatsuit, black boots or shoes, black  gloves, and a white hockey mask with a black "A" on the forehead.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
"AT LAST!  I've finally found the secret that will allow  me to  rule  the  world!   And this  time,  no  one  will  stop me...especially those damned superheroines!"
(Fade)
TITLE CARD:
Chapter One: Ravengirl
At the Gothic City Museum
SCENE 2:  Black Alchemist is rummaging through the boxes in a storeroom, muttering things like "Where  is  it,  dammit?"  Suddenly,  Ravengirl leaps onto the scene.  She is dressed  in  a black  spandex outfit, with black mask, black cape, black  boots and white belt.  There is a white circle with a  black bird-shape inside it on her left breast.  She strikes  a heroic pose.
RAVENGIRL:
Hold it right there, Alchemist!  I don't care what your game is, it's over!
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
Wrong,  Ravengirl!   You can't stop me this  time;  I'm  too close!
RAVENGIRL:
(Reaching  inside her belt)
This stun bomb from my utility belt says otherwise!
Ravengirl makes a motion as if throwing something on the ground at the same time Black Alchemist swings his cape in front of  his face.  There is a bright flash, and Ravengirl falls to the ground unconscious.  (Fade)
SCENE  3: Ravengirl awakens to find her self bound and gagged in the doorway,  her hands tied over her head.  Her  belt  and boots  are  gone.  After a few minutes of her  struggling,  Black Alchemist walks up to her.  He is holding a red stone.  Ravengirl moans and shakes her head as he speaks.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
You forgot my skill with chemicals, Ravengirl.  The  mirror solution I had soaked my cape in reflected your stun blast right back at you!  And now, I have the Fire Stone...one fourth of the famed Philosopher's Stone!  I have to gather the four stones, sacrificing someone to each stone's element, and melt them down.  Then, with the Philosopher’s Stone, I will gain eternal life and control over the  fabric of the universe.  I will be unstoppable!  And you, my  dear, will do quite nicely as my first sacrifice...
(Fade)
SCENE 4: Ravengirl is sitting bound on the floor.  She struggles against her bonds as the villain enters the scene.
RAVENGIRL:
You won't get away with this, Alchemist!
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
(While gagging Ravengirl)
How can you stop me without the escape gadgets in your boots and utility belt?  Especially since your time in this  world is limited!
Black  Alchemist walks over to a table, upon which is a bowl of colored water.  There is a candle sticking up from the middle of the bowl.  He lights it.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
This chemical is an explosive I've devised, which makes nitroglycerin look like a firecracker!  When  this  candle burns  down -- say in five minutes -- you, and  this  entire block, will be but a memory!  Ta-ta, my dear!
Black Alchemist leaves.  Several minutes of Ravengirl struggling, whimpering, moaning, etc, intercut with  shots of the candle burning down.  Suddenly shespies her belt and boots in the corner.  She rolls, wriggles and writhes her way across the floor to reach them.  She pulls a small pen-knife from inside one  boot and cuts herself free.  She runs across the room, pulling off the gag as she goes, and blows out the candle.
RAVENGIRL:
(Sinking to floor in relief)
That  was close.  I wonder what the Black  Alchemist's  next target is?
(Fade)
Title  Card:
Chapter  Two: Amazing Lass
Amazing Lass' Mystic Retreat, Hidden in the Rockies
SCENE  FIVE: Amazing Lass, the mystic heroine, is sitting  cross-legged  on a small rug, meditating.  She is dressed in a pink bodysuit (white circle with a pink "A" on her chest), white cape, white heels no stockings and pink headband.   Her trance is  broken when the Black Alchemist steps into the room, pointing an odd-looking gun at her.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
Hello, Amazing Lass.  Wakey, wakey!
Amazing Lass leaps to her feet, and Black Alchemist fires his gun.  Amazing Lass clutches her shoulder for  a second, then points her finger at the villain.
AMAZING LASS:
I  hope that little pin-prick wasn't supposed to hurt!   You made a big mistake invading my home, Black  Alchemist.   I summon the thunderbolts of Jove to...
Suddenly, though her lips are still moving, Amazing Lass' voice fails.  She clutches her throat, a look of fear on her face.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
That dart was full of my silence chemical.  It paralyzes the vocal  chords.   The effect is only temporary  (he advances on the heroine, tearing a piece of duct tape from a roll as he does), but I expect to make other arrangements before it wears off!
(Fade)
SCENE  SIX: Amazing Lass tied spreadeagle to her bed and gagged with duct tape.  We are treated to  several  minutes of  her attempts  at  freedom.   Black Alchemist  returns  to  the  room, holding a second Stone, this one green.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
So,  Amazing  Lass, you had the Water Stone in  your  mystic collection.  Too bad it wasn't the Earth Stone, then I could have eliminated you by tossing you off the mountain.  Now  I have to come up with a watery demise for you...
(Fade)
SCENE  SEVEN: Bathroom.  Amazing Lass' cape, shoes  and  headband are  lying  on  the floor.  She is lying in the  tub,  bound  and gagged  with duct tape.  She struggles, trying to get out, for  a while,  but  to  no avail.  Black Alchemist  enters,  carrying  a rubber stopper on a chain.  He walks over to the tub and turns on the water.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
I'm really sorry, Amazing Lass, that I couldn't come up with a fancier death trap.  Still, I'm sure you'll agree that what this lacks in originality it makes up for in effectiveness.  Enjoy your swim!
Black Alchemist puts the stopper in the drain and leaves.  As the water slowly  rises,  Amazing Lass struggles to free herself.   Suddenly, her eyes light up.  Close up of her bare feet as she is able to grab the chain from the stopper with her toes and  unplug the drain. The water begins to drain out.  After a minute or  two of  struggling, Amazing Lass pulls her hands free.   She  removes her gag.
AMAZING LASS:
Thank  heavens  the water loosened the tape, or I  might  be here forever!  Now I'd better dry off...
(Fade to black as she climbs from the tub.)
Title Card:
Chapter Three: Hyper-Woman
The Home of Centerstone City's Richest Man
SCENE EIGHT: Hyper-Woman runs down the street at superspeed (by "undercranking").  She wears a red suit  with yellow strips down the sleeves and legs, a yellow  belt and black boots.  There is a yellow "H" on her chest.   She should also wear amber or yellow "Solar Shield" sunglasses (these are designed to fit over eyeglasses and resemble high-tech goggles).
(Fade)
SCENE NINE: Black Alchemist is shown standing at a desk,  lifting a blue stone from atop a pile of papers.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
A paperweight!  That moron has no idea of the power he's had sitting on his desk for years!
Suddenly,  Hyper-Woman appears in the scene, having "run" in  too fast for the eye to follow.
 HYPER-WOMAN:
And  it's  going to keep sitting on his desk!  Put  it  down Black Alchemist!
Black  Alchemist's  response is to pull a water pistol  from  his under  his cape and squirt Hyper-Woman's feet with it.  She  tries to lift her feet, but can't!
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
My  super-glue will hold your boots for  days,  Hyper-Woman!  But you probably don't want to stand around, so let me  make you more comfortable...

(Fade)

SCENE  TEN: Hyper-Woman is lying on her back on the floor,  bound and gagged.  Her boots have been removed (they are still standing where  they were glued to the floor) and her ankles are  tied  to leg  of the desk.  After struggling for a couple minutes,  Hyper-Woman  suddenly  stiffens as if she has an idea.  She  starts  to shake  the  desk with her legs.  Just then, the  Black  Alchemist returns.

BLACK ALCHEMIST:
So,  trying to vibrate the desk apart with your  superspeed, huh?  I'll put a stop to that!

The Black Alchemist sprays Hyper-Woman's legs with the super-glue gun and the scene fades out.

SCENE  ELEVEN:  Hyper-Woman's empty costume lies  on  the  floor, where the glue has trapped it.  Pan over to Hyper-Woman, hog-tied and gagged in her lingerie (should be red to  match her outfit) and goggles.  Black Alchemist has dumped a white powder (baking soda) into a bowl and placed a pillar candle  next to it.  He holds a bottle of clear liquid (vinegar) and a book of matches.

BLACK ALCHEMIST:
You  need  to die through air...so I thought  I'd  use  this little  trick.  When this candle burns, it releases  a  mild gas.   When I pour this liquid on  this  powder,  it  also releases  a mild gas.  Neither is very dangerous.  But  when they mix... Well, you won't last more than ten minutes.   If you just breathe deep, it will be much less painful!

Black Alchemist lights the candle, pours the vinegar on the baking  soda (which will bubble to simulate a  chemical  reaction) and leaves.  Hyper-Woman struggles, moans, etc, punctuated by  an occasional cough.  Finally, she moves over by the candle and lets the flame burn through the connecting rope on her hog-tie.   Then she hops over to the desk, cuts her bonds with a pair of scissors, and runs over to open the window.

 HYPER-WOMAN:
Guess I'm gonna have to move too fast to be spotted until  I can find another costume!
(Fade)
Title Card:
Chapter Four: Mighty Maid
Megatropolis Atomic Research Center
SCENE TWELVE: - Shot down a hallway.  Mighty Maid steps into the scene.  She's wearing a pink bodysuit with black leather overlay and white "M" on the leather crotch.  She also wears black boots.
MIGHTY MAID:
Anything  stolen from this place would prove deadly  in  the wrong  hands.  I can't believe that a criminal thought  they could break-in without my finding out!

Camera  pulls back and we see Black Alchemist waiting, at the end of the hall, holding a cloth  in  one hand.   As Mighty Maid enters the room, he grabs her  from  behind and holds the rag over her mouth and nose.

BLACK ALCHEMIST:
Did  you ever consider that this break-in was meant to lure you  here, my dear?  Don't bother to  struggle,  my  super-chloroform will put you out in a matter of seconds...

Mighty Maid slowly sinks to the ground, unconscious.  (Fade)

SCENE  THIRTEEN  - Mighty Maid is bound and gagged.  Show a few minutes  of  her  struggling, until  Black  Alchemist  comes  in, carrying the final stone, this one brown.

BLACK ALCHEMIST:
Finally,  the  Earth Stone.  The scientists knew  there  was potential  for power in this rock, but they didn't know  how to release it!  All that's needed is a sacrifice...which  is what I needed you for, Mighty Maid!

(Fade)

SCENE FOURTEEN - Might Maid bound to a chair and gagged.  After a few seconds of struggling, Black Alchemist enters holding a large canister (a big tin can with no label).  He puts it on  a table near the heroine.

BLACK ALCHEMIST:
Inside  this canister is highly radioactive  isotope.   I'll just set the timer to open the canister in five minutes, and the  radiation  with  fry  you like an  egg!   I  know  your force field could protect you, but I also know that you must speak  to  activate your powers.  That gag  renders  you  as helpless as the next woman!

Black  Alchemist  leaves.   Mighty Maid struggles  wildly  in  an attempt to free herself, but to no avail.  Finally, she manages to knock  her chair over and use the edge of the table or  shelf  to pull her gag off.

 MIGHTY MAID:
Not much time left!  Force Shield!
A bright light floods the room.
 MIGHTY MAID:
Just made it.  Now, to snap these ropes and track down the Black Alchemist!  Super Strength!
(Fade)
Title Card:
Epilogue:
Back at Black Alchemist's Lair
SCENE FIFTEEN - Black Alchemist holds a large stone in his  hands He  speaks,  failing to notice that Mighty Maid has  entered  the room behind him and is moving forward.
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
The  Philosopher's  Stone is reassembled...and with the sacrifices of those four heroines, I can use it for evil!
MIGHTY MAID:
If that was the point of your death traps, Black  Alchemist, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you!
BLACK ALCHEMIST:
(Turning to face her)
Mighty Maid!  You're alive!
 MIGHTY MAID:
Yes,  and  so  are the other heroines;  they  contacted  me.  You'll never be able to use the Philosopher’s Stone for evil.  And now I'm taking you in!  Stun Blast!

Mighty  Maid swings her arm, as if throwing a punch, on the  last two  words.  There is a bright flash, and Black Alchemist  slumps to  the  floor.   Might Maid stands over him in  a  heroic  pose.
(Fade)
 END
 

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