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Spider-Man Murders James Wesley, Bounty Soars to $250,000
By J. Jonah Jameson
The Century Club fell under attack last night by a group of supposed aliens demanding the city’s elite hand over their entire fortunes or be put to death. Prominent community members Felicia Hardy and Norman Osborn both reported the incident in real time, requesting the aid of the newly minted “Spider-Man”.
Spider-Man responded by saying, “It smells like a trap, I’m not going.” After counsel was offered by The Human Torch on what a proper super hero would do Spider-Man then offered, “SORRY FRIENDS THIS SPIDER NEEDS A NAP, ITS BEEN A HARD FEW DAYS.”
Pleads for help continued to pour in from the Century Club including from prominent businessman Wilson Fisk. But while Spider-Man was napping James Wesley was gunned by the attackers to let everybody know they weren’t bluffing.
After his nap and more insistence that Spider-Man reconsider from both Torch and our very own Robbie Robertson, Spider-Man finally relented, “Remember this as the day Spider-Man chose to save people at the risk of his own neck.” James Wesley’s dead corpse could not be reached for a response.
Upon arriving at the Century Club a short battle ensued between the aliens, Spider-Man, and a surprise appearance by the Tinkerer. The aliens escaped unscathed while Spider-Man apprehended the old and feeble Tinkerer.
(This article contains no fact-checked information, please see the secondary article for information regarding the Green Goblin hunt.)
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Letters to the Editor
Anonymous said:While the failure of finding common ground between Town and Mafia is tragic, Town would do well to keep in mind that there may be potential supervillains in the Mafia who are holding off on pursuing an alignment change as long as Mafia seems like the stronger alignment. Removing the Kingpin of Crime might unleash a series of other severe threats. Or maybe not, who can tell?
A lot of transformations are being holstered right now, which makes sense since we don't know much about the Superhero or Supervillain alignments right now aside from the fact that heroes don't like people dying.
I believe there may also be players who are in mafia that might turn supervillain if arrested or if Town players fulfil other conditions that might prompt them to go down a darker path.
Anonymous said:It is known to me that ExLight was killed by a trio of individuals, most likely represented by Amber. If the Green Goblin attempted to make that kill, he was too late.
These fiends and their associates must be put behind bars.
Interesting, so I guess Amber has both killed JJJ3/PK and ExLight/Hammerhead? Sounds like she's been causing a lot of unwanted death.
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By Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
I hope that people keep not dying, that is my sincerest hope. This is an appeal to stop the deaths while we determine if it's possible to win collectively.
Keep up the good work everyone,
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE DAILY BUGLE
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May or May Not?
By Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Who is the mysterious Doc? Is he the Green Goblin? Some sources claim that Doc must be the Green Goblin by process of elimination, with the Human Torch going so far as to say, "I'm at least 90% certain that it's Doc, and that it can be no one other than Doc. By this time in the next phase, I will either be dead and/or the Green Goblin aka Doc will be in jail." Here at the Daily Bugle, however, we believe in checking things out before passing summary judgement on an unsuspecting old lady who hopes to someday be invited to live a Golden Girls lifestyle with other similarly-aged women.
On Night 2, Doc's character name was Aunt May Parker. That second night, Doc possessed Secret or Bonus voting abilities. During the time on the second night the investigation occurred, the only company Doc owned corporate shares in was The Daily Bugle.
Last night, we were able to verify that Doc is not a threat to the town at the moment in time he was investigated. Also, as of last night, Doc does NOT possess any Secret or Bonus votes. This is a change from Night 2. Last night Doc only owned one corporate share, presumably in the Daily Bugle. Last night we were able to verify that Doc is not Spider-Man during the moment of investigation. We were able able to verify that he did not possess a posting restriction during last night. We also were able to verify that Doc only has access to one bank account.
From this we can determine that Doc had access to Secret or Bonus votes during night 2 and lost them by last night and Doc is not Spider-Man.
The following assertions may not be true, as their fact checks came back with Null results, suggesting that, while they're based on reliable information and the fact check recognized them as such, they neither showed up as true or false. I pose the following questions: Is it true that Doc has one share in the Daily Bugle? Why don't we know that Doc has no posting restriction, despite knowing that he did last night? Is it really true that Doc is currently named Aunt May Parker?
The mysteries surrounding Doc pose more questions than answers. He doesn't appear to be a threat to town, but the shifting nature of his secret/bonus vote status do cause me raise my eyebrow. If Doc really were the Green Goblin, would that suggest that he's not a threat to town despite killing our former photographer? Based on what we've gathered here today, the Daily Bugle stands unconvinced that Doc is the Green Goblin currently.
(This article received a front page fact-check. All bolded and green information is true, all bolded yellow information is null.)
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JJJ's Rants — With Great Power There MUST Come Great Responsibility
By J. Jonah Jameson
A man is dead, and nobody cares. But worst of all the man is dead simply because one man CHOSE not to care. This masked hoodlum, Spider-Man is directly responsible for the death of James Wesley. Make no mistake about it. If a police officer let somebody die because they couldn’t be assed to take action they would be immediately suspended pending an investigation that could lead to termination or criminal charges brought against them. What’s Spider-Man going to get for his just desserts? Nothing…because he’s a masked vigilante that hides his identity exactly so he can trample over any laws or rights that other people want to exercise without prosecution. Well I got news for you buddy boy, front page news! You can’t escape the court of public opinion! You’re a menace to this society and you made that perfectly clear to the Wesley family last night who are now without a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin. I’m upping my bounty on your head. After last night you’ve made it clear that you help only in situations where it suits your ego. $250,000 to the person or people that see this harmful miscreant put behind bars. Let’s see some real Justice, New York. With great power there MUST come great responsibility. Don’t let this masked marauder run rampant in this city with all the power and none of the responsibility!
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Nine is Fine, But Three's a Crowd
By Ned Leeds
After the night's events, and after some clever deduction on this journalist's part, I believe there are 9 Mafia-aligned players in the active player pool. (The reasoning for that is this: the last Town count was 8, and surely the non-mafia threats didn't jump from 1 to 9 in a single night! That would be absurd!) Players should be careful who they do and don't eliminate in the upcoming days and nights.
Mechanically we know that the number of Town or Mafia or Self-Aligned threats to Town was 9 last night, but not which group was at 9.
We had the Town player count at 8 before Lain entered the active player pool. If Lain, Turin, and Abigail are all Town we would be at 9 Town and everything we know would make sense assuming no alignment changes.
Similarly, if Turin is still Mafia or if there's a hidden Mafia player, that would explain it being one higher than Rag's count of 8.
According to multiple pieces of testimony Asfinyti is a member of the mafia, formerly serving under the Daily Bugle's own Turin AKA Frederick Foswell, who was secretly a mobster operating under the alter ego of "Big Man. She worked alongside the late Killjoy who was later revealed to actually be "The Crime Master. According to Day 5 investigations at the very least, Asfinyti doesn't have an "R" in their alignment, which gives credit to this testimony. Asfinyti's name is Raymond Bloch, a figure who is known to Google as "the Ox". The Ox is a member of the three-person Enforcers group, which is likely the true nature of their role. Daniel Brito is also suspected of the murder of Paranoid King, and is expected to be one of their three identities as well. Doesn't mean much to this lore-dry journalist, but given the lack of R in their alignment, they probably aren't (or at least weren't) superhero, supervillain, origin, or spider-aligned, meaning sending them to jail isn't a priority by any means unless Mafia decides they want to play hardball.
(Bolded information is mechanically confirmed, but not mod-confirmed.)
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According to a rumor that I assume is false given that it doesn't match the reality of the thread, Sergei Kravenoff is Origin-Aligned, but he's actually one of the more pro-Town Origin-Aligned roles in the game. He can actually be very helpful to Spider-Man his more animalistic foes, such as The Rhino, The Lizard, or The Vulture. If he is successful in helping Spider-Man take down all three of them, he'll transform into a permanently Superhero-Aligned ally. Sounds ridiculous considering we know him to be Mafia-Aligned. Only in the case that the Town chooses to turn on Sergei and tries to Arrest him will he transform into the Supervillain-Aligned Kraven the Hunter, and become committed to hunting Spider-Man for the rest of the game. This rumor says, in fact, that many potential Supervillains work this way, where the mistakes of the Town creates their own enemies.
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Calvin and Hobbes