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.
"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!"
Chapter One: Ravengirl
At the Gothic City
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.
Hold it right there, Alchemist!
I don't care what your game is, it's over!
You can't stop me this time; I'm too close!
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.
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...
SCENE 4: Ravengirl is sitting
bound on the floor. She struggles against her bonds as the villain
enters the scene.
You won't get away with
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.
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,
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?
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.
Hello, Amazing Lass.
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.
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
Suddenly, though her lips
are still moving, Amazing Lass' voice fails. She clutches her throat,
a look of fear on her face.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.)
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).
SCENE NINE: Black Alchemist
is shown standing at a desk, lifting a blue stone from atop a pile
A paperweight! That
moron has no idea of the power he's had sitting on his desk for years!
appears in the scene, having "run" in too fast for the eye to follow.
And it's going
to keep sitting on his desk! Put it down Black Alchemist!
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!
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...
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
So, trying to vibrate
the desk apart with your superspeed, huh? I'll put a stop to
The Black Alchemist
sprays Hyper-Woman's legs with the super-glue gun and the scene fades out.
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.
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.
Guess I'm gonna have to
move too fast to be spotted until I can find another costume!
Chapter Four: Mighty
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.
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.
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)
- 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.
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,
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.
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!
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.
Not much time left!
A bright light floods the
Just made it. Now,
to snap these ropes and track down the Black Alchemist! Super Strength!
Back at Black Alchemist's
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.
Stone is reassembled...and with the sacrifices of those four heroines,
I can use it for evil!
If that was the point of
your death traps, Black Alchemist, I'm afraid I have to disappoint
(Turning to face
Mighty Maid! You're
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
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