EXT. FIRST NATIONAL BANK – DAY
The Van pulls up in front of the First National Bank of Business City. Ultimate Bad jumps from the Van. The Henchmen all jump out, squinting in the sun light.
Looks like Main Street.
But where on Main Street?
Lex turns to face the Bank.
The First National.
Sally is getting out of the Van. She freezes when she hears Lex’s line. He lifts her out of the Van.
What did you say?
The First National Bank of Business City. I suppose we’re going to rob that.
The First National?
She turns and sees that she’s out front of the Bank. She panics, taking a few steps away.
I… I… can’t do this.
She backs into Lex who holds on to her more for comfort than for security.
Sally, what’s wrong?
Please, I have to go!
She breaks from his grip and runs away down the street, disappearing into the crowd.
Lex watches puzzled. Jim and Thunderhead join him.
What’s with her?
Something about the Bank.
Hmph, probably didn’t give her a loan or something. Come on, we’re on duty.
Jim leads the concerned Lex away by the arm.
Ultimate Bad stands before his Henchmen.
Are you ready Minions? Let’s make this one interesting: the Minion who brings me the largest bag of cash gets to keep it!
You can all keep your hands to yourselves!
There are all the Sidekicks – Audacious-Boy, Spirit-Girl, Hardy-Boy, Net-Girl and Battle-Boy – all standing in the front of the Bank’s door.
Not one step closer you high collared villain, you’re under arrest!
Ultimate Bad rolls his eyes.
I don’t have time for this.
From up his sleeve drops a small black orb, about the size of a grapefruit. He click-click-clicks its two halves against each other – it starts to flash and beep.
He tosses the orb at the Sidekicks. Battle-Boy catches it. He looks at the orb mystified.
Umm, Battle-Boy, you might want to get rid of that.
Battle-Boy suddenly realises he’s holding a bomb. He throws it into the air and the Sidekicks scatter.
The orb falls and B-O-O-O-M!!
The door – and half the wall – have all been blown away. Rubble and fallen Henchmen lie everywhere.
Ultimate Bad, who had simply protected himself by holding up his sleeve, brushes the dust off his robe.
Onward footman soldiers!
He strides off over the rubble and through where the doors used to be. He sticks his head back out and gestures at the Sidekicks.
(to his Henchmen)
Deal with them first though, will you?
The Sidekicks and the Henchmen all get themselves up, aching all over. Jim pants heavily.
Can’t we just call this one a draw?
A RANDOM HENCHMAN near him is suddenly swept away by one of Audacious-Boy’s bolos.
He roars and runs at the Sidekicks. Other Henchmen follow.
INT. FIRST NATIONAL BANK – DAY
Alarms wail everywhere. Customers hide in the corners, cowering as Ultimate Bad strolls past and up to the inquiry counter. He D-I-N-G-S the bell.
No one comes to his assistance. After a moment he looks over the counter.
There crouching on the floor is the BANK MANAGER.
The Bank Manager looks up.
Ca… ca… can I help you?
Ultimate beams a lovely wide smile.
Yes. I’d like to withdraw all your money please.
EXT. FIRST NATIONAL BANK – DAY
Ultimate Bad steps back out through the door frame, in his hand he has a bank cheque which he is checking the details. As he walks along he folds the cheque in half and slips it into his pocket.
A Henchman flies past him. One of Net-Girl’s nets splats against the wall, narrowly missing Ultimate. The battle is still going, but all the Sidekicks and Henchmen are down to their final ounces of strength. Already some of the Henchmen, and Hardy-Boy, Battle-Boy and Spirit-Girl, are knocked out and lying about the ground.
As Ultimate Bad steps across the bodies more and more people fall. The closer Ultimate makes it to the Van all that is left standing is Audacious-Boy and Lex. They wearily throw punches at each other until Audacious completely misses Lex and he falls down zonked onto the ground.
Lex falls zonked onto the ground.
Ultimate is by the Van.
Well come on, I haven’t got all day!
The Henchmen drag themselves, some carrying others, into the back of the Van. Battle-Boy pulls himself upright.
Quick! They’re getting away!
Battle-Boy hobbles over to the Henchmen to keep fighting. Thunderhead pushes Battle-Boy on his forehead and he falls back down.
As the Van drives away Audacious-Boy’s mobile phone rings. Then Net-Girl’s phone rings. Then Hardy-Boy’s. Then Battle-Boys. Then Spirit-Girl’s. They each look at their phone screens and grimace.
Who wants to go first?
INT. HERO HQ – DAY
The full wall monitor blares with the image of the Mayor. Not in his mayoral robes he wears a just as blaring suit.
What the hell is going on with you people?