For the first time in decades, citizens if Citypolisville felt free from the grasp of fear imposed by the now deceased Luther Lexington, who met his
end at the sad hands of Superdudeguy-Man.
The battle, if presented in comics, would take 3 issues before reaching its climatological end, as Luther was fried to crisps by his own machine he
used to manipulate weather around the world in hope of gaining control he already had through his enterprises as the story reached its climax.
Because Superdude, as the world affectionately called him, used his Dudespeed power to invert the circuits of the G-24-578 control panel before Luther
activated his machine, causing the Gth energy cells to overload with infinite power.
Luther and the machine were so pulverized that Superdude needed his Dudescent power to isolate the dust from the atoms of the two subjects named at
the beginning of this sentence...
But for the Lexington Family, it was an obligatory sad day before the delivery of Luther's testament. ( Lexington was so rich his will WAS of
biblical proportions, being nearly six inches thick! )
Surprisingly for the readers, Superdude also felt this day as sadder than festive, but for different reasons, the obvious one being that in 50 years,
Superdude never killed, nor got arrested, any of his foes. Ever!
He was entering into an uncharted territory. But that was not new since Superdude was an Alien, coming from the planetoid Kreton but that got
destroyed with everyone living on it, except for Superdude, of course.
He was now facing a little withe house, shrinking not so much before trees of a nice size, in a suburb neighborhood. Autumn, or Fall, was knocking on
the trees and their leaves were falling on the ground to rot until dust, just before winter. And the house was coquette, but not in a gay way, rather
an old person one. But with fresh paint.
Lisbeth Lisbonne, a friend from Superdude childhood, was the first to say something; -"Are you sure it is safe to go in there? You DID just kill one
of their family member...", said Lisbeth. To Superdude.
-"I have to go pay my respect to my former Nemesis." Even Lisbeth could feel the sadness in Superdude's hearts, and she was pretty sure it had
nothing to do with the fact that Superdude's new Nemesis was now Trampniac... it seemed to be something else, like guilt, or remorse, or
Heroically, Superdude took in a deep breath, and proceeded to convince his legs to walk him to the door of the house. Lisbeth tried to push him a
little, than harder until she was exhausted. THEN she thought of using some Kretonite to make Superdude weaker, physically, so she could push him.
Meanwhile, time passed, and later Superdude was there, ringing at the door who got answered by a woman with her skin so wrinkled that Superdude could
not even calculate how long he would have to live to end up looking like that.
To his surprise, he was greeted by a clean smile, the most heart warming wrinkled one he had ever seen. -"Come in! Come in!", croaked the rusty
voice. -"Everybody! It's Superdudeguy-Man at the door! He came! Ha! Ha! Haa!"
Knowing he was undefeatable, despite never killing nor arresting anyone in 50 years of vigilantism, aside from now dusty Luther, he stepped in. There
were a few kids, and a few 30 something people in the house, but mostly, it was filled with old people. It allowed Superdude to understand why Luther
always fought alone, assisted by his Dudebrain power.
-"Mama! Mama! you're gonna scare our guest away with your laugh!", heard Superdude with his... It was the mama's husband that now came to greet
Superdude, trying to shake his immovable hand. -"Would you like something to drink, son?", said the husband, called Lawrence Lexington.
Releasing a puff of CO2 as he let go of a nervous laughter, Superdude said: -"I was expecting to see you people being angry at me for causing
-"So I had no idea I would be offered a drink and frankly, I don't know what to chose.", scratching his head as he said that, assisted by his
-"Us? Angry at you? Naaah!", replied the old Lawrence. -"You know full well like us that despite Luther's superior intelligence, he was a real
dork when it came to you."
And Lawrence kept at it, telling Superdude how Luther's family repeatedly told him that the easiest way to defeat Superdude was to incorporate
Kretonite into every fabricated object his companies made, in the water, in the air, etc. -"But it was nothing personal, you know?", said Lawrence.
-"We only felt he needed to overcome his obsession of you to keep on growing in his life. It was hard for us to see him lose constantly all those
Superdude took 0,0000567 of a second to look deeply into the face of everyone present, because he was that fast, and could not see any emotions of
hate or resentment towards him. He could really feel their sincerity. ( He had a gland in the brain, that humans didn't have and that allowed him to
read emotions in people. )
-"But... I could have pushed him out of the reach of the button of the machine instead of permuting some wires...", said Superdude, looking at the
fat kid eating chocolate cake. Well, eating what did get into his mouth.
-"Nonsense", said Lawrence' wife, Bettany Butterfordshire. -"And to show you how much we are happy that your feud with Luther is over, we have a
little gift for you..."
From behind everybody, a little girl managed, with lots of efforts, to pass between the grown-ups, holding a bag half as tall as she. Inside,
Superdude found a replica of his costume.
-"But this one is very special. We had Luther's ashes pressurized into a special sort of diamond like mineral that will make you impervious to
Kretonite, from now on." "It will be as if the two of you were always fighting together, side by side."
Speechless, Superdude said; -"."
-"That's OK, son..." "Don't be ashamed. Luther is dead, his opinion doesn't matter anymore."
Relieved, happy to have gone to Luther Lexington's service, Superdude changed into his new costume at Dudespeed, without anyone seeing his
Leaving the house, he was greeted by a waiting Lisbeth who had been left outside, on the porch. -"My!... You seem to feel better. What happened in
-"I was given another shot at something...", Superdude said, looking some 22 light years into the cosmos, absentmindedly.
Glistening a bit like Edward, Superdude grabbed Lisbeth and went at full Dudespeed in the air, feeling well with himself.
Lisbeth is currently recuperating from her injuries in Arkpork Asylum, with slim chances of ever getting out.
And Superdueguy-Man, having learned not to feel guilty anymore, was a new Alien, and Kretonite never bothered him again, because from Lexington's
Death, he now felt Reborn.