“In the past month, there have been a number of attacks on attendees of several anti-mutant rallies. The most recent and most devastating of these attacks took place on July 7th at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. What was meant to be a gathering for supporters of the Institute for Human Advancement quickly became a bloodbath. Five unknown assailants were reported to have interrupted the rally just minutes after the main speaker took the stand. While the identities of the five assailants have yet to be determined, it was clear each of them had similar goals in causing harm to the head speaker: Thomas Hilstone.”
While the report continues, there is a video that shows footage of a rather large crowd at the base of the Memorial. After a few minutes, people can be seen scattering and running for their lives when a clean shaven, dark haired, middle aged man took the stand to begin speaking at the podium at the top of the Memorial’s steps and was quickly restrained by what appears to be magical ropes (darkness tendrils).
“The mysterious group of villains also seemed to have their own agendas as several focused on attacking attendees, or were busy kidnapping them. However, a heroic young woman that goes by the name Paradigm was able to arrive on the scene to help with the situation. After a short time, and handling the five on her own, a great number of gigantic machines that are currently known as ‘Meta Hunters’ arrived to assist. It was clear these giant robots were sent to help against the threat and to help secure civilian lives as they had not attacked the young heroine.”
“An estimated 36 casualties were reported, along with an estimated 22 wounded. Among the casualties were several of Washington’s own police force. Thomas Hilstone had this to say:”
“From deep down in my heart, I sincerely apologize to those that have lost loved ones during that horrible day. I don’t know what possessed these..monsters to make them want to cause so much destruction. We have every right to protest against these ‘superhumans,’ and all we want is to have a peaceful world, but we won’t achieve this until every last one of them is behind bars or given the death penalty. So many innocent lives have been lost because they were caught in the middle of an all out war. How many times must we rebuild the same buildings when two super powered brutes have a brawl? How many times must our homes be put in danger because we allow some alien lifeform to live on our planet? We live in dark times and in order for us to crawl out of the darkness and get into the light, we must take that first step forward in preserving our home by getting rid of what threatens us most! At times like this, I am grateful we have someone watching over us. If I could shake hands with the person behind the Meta Hunter designs, I would.”
“After Hilstone finishes recovering from his injuries, he plans on returning to campaigning against both superhumans and extraterrestrials. While this left a deep scar in his memory, Hilstone won’t allow this from spreading awareness.”
“However, this also raises the question: Are Meta Hunters evil? Are Meta Hunters simply programmable machines, or are they vessels that allow regular people to fight against what threatens them? While the Meta Hunters continue to fall under ridicule for doing what they are nicknamed after, it is apparent that these massive goliaths are here to protect the innocent lives that are caught in between these desperate struggles.”