Collan had zoned out for a bit, not hearing anything about Capper's race idea. He just continued to just be there with them, as he had absolutely nothing else to do. Sorry, could think of absolutely nothing, I know this post is crap.
Speaking with Capper first of all, EGG nodded rather fervently as the saiyan wanted to explain more about the tennenman race to the little pink and blue plant based alien. For the entirety of his life, he was always treated by an outcast by most humans and other people on this planet, just because he was one race that nobody liked in the slightest. Although they never told him, it seemed rather obvious as regular civilians always saw the small creature as a ticking time bomb, wanting to get away from him as soon as possible. EGG was more than curious as to what he was from, and why he was receiving such scorn from the majority of the population. However, it seemed that the small saiyan's attention was pulled away in order to address the newcomer.
Hearing the question from the newcomer, EGG shrugged and said to him in such a matter of fact way, "She in bubble as she was rude. On verge of attack even. I decide best decision was to put her in barrier, so she no threat to anyone. No worry, she safe in there."
Then he heard that he and the blue lady have a shared interest, EGG smiled as he looked up at her, saying with a big grin, "Yeah! Me fan as I learn bedinner style of fighting. At start, I flail aimlessly, no target and no grace. After watching at least half series, me combedent enough to fight dessently. I watch that, plus many hero show! I love hero, and I one as well. Cape and all! But wouldn't have been like this if not for old man. Sad he not with us no more."
The visage of the tennenman soured down a bit, as he went back to the topic of his old man. Having his mood slightly dampened, he turned his head just in time to see The President decide to pull a cheap shot by attacking JimJohn first. Jaw dropping, EGG let out a very audible boo, shouting at the blue haired android, "NOT FAIR! Mean trick you pulled! Very uncool!"
For someone who was supposed to be a world leader, he sure did not seem to act like it. Poking fun at JimJohn and provoking a fight, and then instantly takes the first shot after offering it to the guy. If EGG knew any better, he would say that the election was rigged or some bullshit, as this was not world leader material right here. If things kept on progressing like this, the young saibaman would not be held accountable for what could occur next.
Vi-Poi scrambled backwards with a wordless cry as the disgusting mixture splashed across his face.
“What is this shit? Gross!” He whined, hands a wheeling blur as he swatted at the grime. Jax would find that even though the small android was backpedaling, his reactor’s battle status was providing him with more than enough chi, so much so that try as he might no amount of straining or pulling or pushing could make Vi-Poi budge an inch. Vi-Poi made a face, spitting to the side and sputtering, sure that some of the filthy pocket lint had made contact with his tongue.
“Pockets full of filth is like, biting-level stuff!” Vi-Poi growled, putting a hand on Jax’s forehead and shoving him away, enough to send him hurtling miles past the horizon.
“What kinda sicko caries that around with them, anyway?” He asked after Jax would have made his horizontal departure.
Vi-Poi dusted his hands, turning to EGG. “If you expect your opponent to fight the way you want them to, you’re going to lose a lot,” The android said, still annoyed by the lack of a good fight. Poi’s ghost was closer than usual to his heart from the brief combat. The spirit made the machine more rambunctious, but more dangerous, too. His circuits were being haunted by a teenager, after all.
Vi-Poi folded his arms, squaring himself up to the Tennenman. He didn’t like being chastised by some stranger. Hadn’t he just been defending himself from a maniac that berated him then challenged him to a brawl? “So you’ve got all the answers, Pinky?” He asked irritably, chin raised and blue eyes lidded as he looked down at the creature.
Capper moved his arms behind his head, tail wagging as the conversation in the Pit o' Sanity continued. Valence spoke in response to Egg about him watching this "Jimjohn's" television program. Capper rolled his eyes in response. He had never bothered to watch this man's show that had become the topic of the conversation... "Eh, most Earthling television is boring. You should see some of the programs we have on Vegeta!" Most of the television programs on Vegeta consisted of fighting and tournaments, along with some drama programs and news. But mainly fighting. Capper was not a huge fan of actually fighting himself, but the saiyan boy loved to sit down, grab a bag of popcorn, and watch others duke it out. Collan seemed to zone out, but that didn't stop Capper from continuing the conversation when the topic switched back to the Mauvin and Azuria, causing Capper to light up again. His only response was an excited and gleeful squeak, but the saiyan quickly shook his head and came back to his senses.
Before he could talk any more about the wonders of science and inventing that he so loved, Jimjohn let out his ultimate tehcnique...! It was...! Pocket lint. Capper's face turned a little blue in disappointment. EGG booed when Vi-Poi knocked back Jimjohn with a sucker punch. TO be honest, Capper found this whole thing rather entertaining! It was like one of those old cartoons that had didn't have any laws of physics, and Capper loved the entertainment. Vi-Poi directed his attention to EGG, causing Capper to clear his throat and turn to his pink and blue buddy. "...Uh... To be fair, that guy in the purple suit started it..." Capper spoke in a rather glum tone, puffing out his cheeks a little in anticipation. But what Vi said was true, one could never assume that their opponents would make the moves they wanted them to. That would take decisive and tactical thinking to lay out a trap- something this Jimjohn did not seem to have. Hopping onto his bike, Capper revved the engine and popped into a quick wheelie, looking down at everyone in this "Maturity Pit."
"Anyways, I have a race to prepare! My Scouter number is 3-1-16-16-5-18 if you need me. I'll be hosting it at my place- it's a huuuge barn in the Spinach Wastes right next to some misty mountains, you can't miss it. See you all then!" Capper spoke, giving a quick two-fingered salute before his bike fell from the wheelie and back onto the ground, taking off forward with insane acceleration- the motorbike did have the prototype systems for a spaceship, after all. Driving up the hill, Capper's bike soared over Vi-Poi the bubbled Tekuma before landing on the road they were fighting on. The wheels briefly screeched as the bike built up some friction before daring forward, the small saiyan taking off back to his home to prepare the biggest race this planet would ever see!
Valence found Capper's enthusiasm adorable, but once again out of respect for his pride and her earlier goof, she wouldn't dare mention it. She would simply offer him a kind smile. "You aren't too late to just enroll, y'know. There were a few Half-Saiyans that studied there when I did, so it wouldn't be seen as odd nor would you turn too many heads-- besides, if you just prove how much you're into the craft, nobody is gonna bother you." The Brenchian woman gave a light shrug. "That, and if they get nosy or curious, just tell 'em I was your referral."
She gave Capper a thumbs up as he revved up his bike and nyoomed off into the distance. He seemed a bit skittish when Vi-Poi turned his gaze to EGG... Valence wouldn't blame the guy for that, her scouter indicated that Vi-Poi's reactor was very very strong. That aside, his strength demanded the need for some personal control, and his behavior wasn't exactly as stellar as it should be for the role he was in as the Premier of Earth. "Alright, that's enough." Valence stood and dusted her coat off, getting between EGG and Vi-Poi. She would address the small Tennenman first. "Egg, your preference for fair play is admirable, but remember what you've seen. Have any villains in our cherished shows fought fairly? No, and in reality a hero must find a way around these tricks. Hopefully, without resorting to something that compromises their values and causes them to make a critical mistake in battle. Episode 34 of Zoan Warriors makes a point to reference this dilemma."
Turning her emerald gaze to Vi-Poi, she looked right through him; in such a way that a disappointed mother-figure would... Perhaps Vi-Poi's diminutive size and surprisingly brash behavior had something to do with it, but the fact that he was also an Android of unknown, potentially highly advanced mental prowess was also an important factor to consider. He could just be fooling around trying to let off some steam! Being the Premier was surely a stressful job. "Nobody has all the answers. You don't. I don't. Egg doesn't. We simply have some of them. Each varied in our experiences and in the way we perceive the world. So; how about we get to know each other instead of overreacting. You seem to have some personal history with mister Punchlust. So perhaps you could tell us why he reacted to you in such an aggressive way upon seeing you? To be honest he didn't seem like he was doing so well..."
The young creature could do nothing as the android flicked JimJohn far far away, complaining about the lint attack. And since EGG called out the earthen president over his trickery, it seemed that he struck a chord within the android as he turned to face the creature. The leader of the Blue Banner Army then started to act a bit high and mighty with EGG by saying some wise words about fighting the way they want them to. EGG could not help but agree with that logic, but it was not like the leader and Jax were fighting over high stakes. They were having a quick duel, one that Vi-Poi could have given Jax a fair shot.
Taking a deep breath, EGG was about to speak when others started to speak up about the actions EGG was taking right now by taking a stand. Capper for example made a point that JimJohn started the fight, to which EGG also agreed. JimJohn had quite literally been a bit disrespectful the entire time, to which EGG was starting to see more easily now that he was getting over his big shots of nostalgia. EGG also realized that television makes people look much more heroic and amazing than what they look on TV, as JimJohn was sadly less spectacular than what he held himself up to be. It was the sobering effect of reality after all.
After making his point, Capper apparently had wanted to leave as he wanted to get on with setting up a race, one which EGG just became curious about hearing the prospect of joining a race. However, before EGG could ask about the race, Capper rev'd up his machine and sped on the hell out of there. And, out of the corner of his eye, the white haired kid also left, probably because the only person he was wanting to socialize with was the saiyan who just drove away? Eh, it didn't really matter, as it was now EGG, the Bug Woman, and the Leader of Earth.
Then Valence, after witnessing the leaving of Capper, had decided to give EGG a bit of a lecture using an episode of Zoan warriors. It had been one of the series EGG had watched during a marathon of sorts, and he did slightly remember the episode she was talking about, but it did little to lessen his stance against Vi-Poi. From what the pink and blue plant alien saw, a duel in which the leader of the world offered the first punch to JimJohn in all niceness, only to take the offer back by attacking first. That was rather shady for someone who was supposed to be the leader of the world.
And then came the point in which Vi-Poi took his high and mightiness to the next level, trying to assume he was better by making saying a very loaded question. EGG could feel pure intimidation from those lifeless eyes of Vi-Poi's, one in which he could feel the robot's disdain to the entire situation at hand. And before EGG could respond again, Valence spoke up once more, defending EGG from this question in a reasonable manner. No one had the answers, it was true, yet everyone has a piece to the puzzle. And even asking for some backstory about Mr. Punchlust... The Magenta and Cyan tennenman rose an eyebrow, not hearing that name, only assuming that must be what JimJohn was called normally.
Before anyone else could speak, EGG balled up his fist and took a deep breath before trying to explain, "I know what mean, Blue hair... But you offer first strike, only to retract offer. Not sports-like at all, for someone who suppose be leader of Earth. I understand JimJohn was... Lack lusser in person, but you disrespect him lots by antonizing him. Push button til he ready to throw himself at you. And see how you hurt him like fly, you must be strong. Which make you worse when you toy with him, know full well how he probubbly react. I do not know what expect from you, but I expect leader to set example. Your example, not good."
EGG's voice sounded rather defeated as he talked about JimJohn, Vi-Poi and Valence probably able to pick up on how he was realizing the reality of who JimJohn 'Punchlust' Fightingman was. However, he wanted to say this now to Vi-Poi, as the android was obviously strong and was one of the people who protected the Earth the most.
Pausing for a bit, he decided to try and address Vi-Poi's second bit, about the answers. Opening his mouth a bit, he closed it as he rethought what he was about to say before saying slowly, "And I know I no have answer to all thing. I not smart, I not able speak well as you, and memory is not best with me. But I want be true to self, I want to save life, want to set example. I want to be hero to all, save lives and improof life. I not much, I know, and I fail once before. Little girl died cause I not thorough. Haunt me even now. But that mean I need improof, and get more answer. I hope get answer from all people I meet, so I become best person I be."
EGG's solution was not to have all of his own answers, but to have the answers of everyone. Although quite a very hard feat to even think of achieving, it was the only answer EGG can come up with.
A small flush of embarrassment came to his face. Being out here, in the wild and open landscape, had given Poi’s ghost a lot of purchase over his actions. He knew it, but there wasn’t much he could do about it. The machine and the soul were inexorably spiraling towards one another, locked by their own gravity of Fate. He might as well try to bench-press a black hole as push the two apart. And he wouldn’t want to change it, even if he could. Poi wasn’t meant to die in that dark pit, just as Vi-Poi’s formative mainframe wasn’t meant to rot away into dust. This was as much Poi’s destiny as his virtual counterpart’s. They were meant to combine, and inherit their futures as one.
“I remember that episode,” He began. It’d been one of Poi’s favorites. “You’re quite the connoisseur,” He said to Valence. “Most people would consider such an old cartoon way too passé.”
He crooked and waggled his finger, telekinetically walking his bike towards him. “Maybe I shouldn’t have been such an ass,” He allowed, straddling the seat as he stood back on the pedals. “But I’m not Earth’s leader because I’m some guru of fairmindedness. I’m Earth’s leader because I acted, when no one else did.” He glanced between Valence and EGG. “Guess I’ll see you two around. I’m probably heading for the mountains, I hear they make good hot chocolate there.” The question of what they had planned was unsaid, but implied.
"Well, y'know; gotta put my near encyclopedic knowledge of my favorite things to use somehow right?" Valence grinned, happy that she had met another fan of a series she liked... Of all people it just happened to be the Premier of Earth. "Some people gotta learn how to have fun. You can learn from the past just as much as the present. Thats how we make the future better."
She tapped her chin, acknowledging Vi-Poi's regret in his conduct... Maybe he had a bit more of a way to go; but he wasn't heartless. Several androids have been known to reject their programed 'pure' logic by replacing it's protocols with what they learned from the world around them, fusing the two things together. Artificial entities made of metal and circuitry that had developed their own kind of 'soul.' It could be a dangerous process, and it could be a beautiful thing too. "As long as you recognize that your actions carry more weight than most of us, you should be fine."
Valence checked her scouter for the time, and her antennae shot straight up. "Aw jeez, I'm late for a science fair I'm meant to judge--" She looked between EGG and Vi-Poi in a hurry. "Okay, um, maybe if we see each other later you could perhaps tell me about the situation with Mr. Punchlust? Only if you want to though. Anyways, Egg! Could you do me a favor and tell Capper I might be late to any meetings about that race hes hosting? It'd be greatly appreciated!" Valence lifted her Gyrocycle over her head and onto the nearby road, gracefully jumping into the seat before starting it up. "You two have a good day!" Before zooming off, Valence gave the two a goofy salute reminiscent of another old superhero show. It was unclear exactly which one, but it was as old as Zoan Warriors, if not older... Just how many of these shows has she seen!?
After giving his very broken language speech to Vi-Poi, he could visibly see the president of the world seem to become a little flush. The tennenman was kind of proud of himself as he talked a little bit of sense in the world leader. EGG knew he had no chance to forcibly change the leader of the world as the leader had to be quite strong indeed, especially so since he witnessed the utter owning of JimJohn Punchlust Fightingman. Even if EGG had the slightest inkling to try and start a scuffle with the Premier, there would be no way in HFIL the small creature would be able to do anything to this person. Maybe there was a small chance, but it seemed like if he did pick a fight with the leader of the world and the BBA, he would also pick a fight with the world and the BBA. Not the smartest or heroic decision coming from one wanting to become a hero to one and all.
However, EGG's concentration was utterly broken as, after watching the finger of the android president spin and waggle, his bike had stood upright and peddled itself over to the Premier. Fully enthralled by it, EGG turned to face his own tricycle and pointed upward and crooked his talon back toward his palm, hoping he could do the same thing. After a good ten seconds of attempting this, EGG sighed in utter defeat as he was not even able to budge it even the smallest bit. But doing this did not mean that he was not paying attention to Vi-Poi, as the young tennenman was paying tentative attention to the Premier's words, hearing the voice speak of regret for being a bit of an ass.
At this point, EGG turned to face Vi-Poi in the eyes, where he listened to the final portion of his speech in which he admitted that he didn't get to where he was by playing Mister Nice guy, but by taking actions when no one else did. Then the android decided to bid farewell as he got on his bicycle, riding off to the mountains to get some chocolate, which the idea as tempting as it was to the pink and blue plant alien, was not on his agenda for today. EGG was not going to argue the words the Premier Android had said, the creature nodding as he would say, "Yes. Just try be nice next time. Kindness go long way after all."
Then it was Valence and EGG all alone, but it would not be that way for long as the bug woman had decided to say something about needing to be somewhere else. Which meant the creature was about to be all on his lonesome once again. And Valence added on a couple things for EGG to remember, one being about being late to the race meeting and the other being about Punchlust. Sighing, EGG would say, "Will do. But about JimJoh- er, Punchlust his name? Well, TV not reality that much sure. But I try see if okay!" Seeing as EGG was the only one who seemed to be willing to check up on him, as it seemed everyone else was too busy with their own actions to see if a person who faced the strong president was still alive or not. Bounding over to his violet tricycle, the tennenman straddled himself into his rudimentary vehicle and, with a start, sped off in the direction that Jax was sent flying in, at a much faster rate than anyone would expect an actual tricycle to speed up at.