Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 169
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Pamela, whose abilities were at full power, had become one with this botanical garden.
The howls of countless plants rang from her ears.
Unprecedented anger rose in Pamela’s heart.
“Deathstroke, I will definitely kill you!”
Seeing Pamela in this state, Barbara was a bit worried.
When fighting against experts, maintaining a balanced mind is more important than anything else.
She knew how much plants were dear to Pamela’s heart. She’s afraid that her love for them might even rival her love for Phantom Kid.
Deathstroke had burned the botanical garden, and this made Pamela extremely angry.
“No way! With such heavy fire, why wasn’t the automatic fire extinguishing device triggered?”
Suddenly, Barbara realized that she seemed to have overlooked something. When she looked up, she remembered that a building like the Botanical Garden, which should be the most careful against fires, must have a complete fire extinguishing system.
And when she rushed here to hide, she confirmed that the power system of the botanical garden was on, and this should not have happened.
“Now, let’s have the second lesson ……”
Deathstroke’s figure was hidden in the fire, making it difficult for the two women to determine his location.
“On the battlefield, it is never enough to pay attention to your immediate opponent; environmental factors are also key to winning a battle.”
“In an environment like the botanical garden, there is no weapon more effective than setting a fire. And by the way, I destroyed the fire suppression system here before I came.”
Deathstroke’s voice echoed around.
“You are no match for me, Batgirl. I will let Poison Ivy live if you are willing to inherit my skills.”
Barbara looked hesitant.
“Don’t listen to him.”
Pamela whispered to Barbara, with a face full of suppressed grief.
“I will get you out of here.”
“How are you going to do that?”
Barbara asked suspiciously.
“I can manipulate the underground roots of the tree to spread out, just like before.”
Although Pamela was very reluctant to run away now, and she wanted to kill Deathstroke so bad, she knew this was really not a good time.
Deathstroke has already said that he made his preparations in the Botanical Garden in advance, and it’s very unlikely that he carries only one incendiary grenade, which naturally restrains the ability of Poison Ivy.
Pamela thought for a while, Barbara was right. They must leave here as soon as possible, otherwise, the consequences are really unpredictable.
“This option doesn’t work.”
However, Barbara immediately rejected Pamela’s escape plan.
Pamela was puzzled.
“Because that would make too much noise and take too much time. Deathstroke won’t let you release your powers intact.”
“He will definitely interrupt you…”
Suddenly, Barbara’s mind flashed.
“No, maybe we can…”
Barbara whispered a few words to Pamela, and Pamela listened carefully, while her eyes were getting brighter and brighter.
On the other side, in the building behind the Clock Tower in the Old Town, nearly a hundred members of the Black Mask gang conquered this place.
It may be that Bane and the Riddler entrusted Black Mask to help guard the Clock Tower, or it may be that the Black Mask is conspiring to expand his power in the Old Town.
The Old Town is ultimately the political center of Gotham, regardless of whether politics seems to be useful or not, but as long as the place is mastered, the possibility of controlling the entirety of Gotham will be in one’s hands.
Not only Black Mask, but the Penguin as well sent a lot of people to occupy the site here.
“I never thought I would have to crawl in this place again one day.”
In the ventilation duct, Mathison crawled forward little by little.
God knows how long this building has been built, the ventilation pipes are far rustier than the Wilson Building.
Fortunately, Mathison has now learned very useful magic: the Repairing spell!
Rusted ventilation ducts now look brand new, and Mathison finally doesn’t have to worry about disgusting rust covering his body.
The building is thirty meters high and has ten floors.
Originally, Mathison intended to climb directly to the rooftop through the ventilation duct, but in the end, he found helplessly that the ventilation duct leading to the top floor had been artificially blocked.
He can only reach the ninth floor at most and then go to the rooftop through the exclusive stairs on the tenth floor.
As a result, Mathison could only go back to his old ways, crawling on fours in the ventilation duct of a bathroom to the ninth floor.
In fact, with Mathison’s current strength, he is entirely capable of really breaking in by force.
But in the current situation, he can’t do it.
This is not a matter of looking cool and strong. His whereabouts cannot be exposed.
Everyone on Bane’s side indeed knows that outsiders have broken into Gotham, but that doesn’t mean that the Penguin and Black Mask know as well.
Because among the three major forces, only Bane wants to destroy Gotham, while the Penguin and Black Mask want to only control the city.
Bane said that if an outsider invaded, the nuclear bomb would be detonated.
At this time, if someone single-handedly purged Black Mask’s base, what would this make everyone think?
They won’t suspect Phantom Kid of being the culprit, but only think that it was some super-soldier who was secretly sent by the government.
At this time, if Bane wanted to detonate the nuclear bomb, obviously, Black Mask and the Penguin would completely disagree.
On the other hand, if Bane did not detonate it, then Mathison would have revealed that Bane’s nuclear bomb is just a fraud.
And then, it is either that the government will send an elite army to suppress Bane, or just drop a nuclear bomb and help Bane blow this city up.
Either way, it is a bad ending.
By this time, Bane’s purpose of destroying Gotham must be hidden.
Once they are aware of Bane’s real plan, that Bane cannot control the detonation of the nuclear bomb, the two forces will team up to destroy Bane.
At this time Gotham will be plunged into the real fire of war.
When the Ministry of Defense will see this scene, it would go without saying that they would consider Gotham hopeless, then throw a nuclear bomb over it…
It’s also an absolutely bad thing for Mathison.
Mathison infiltrated Gotham by hiding his whereabouts, in order not to let the government know the truth about the nuclear bomb in Bane’s hands.
And Bane couldn’t let the Penguin and Black Mask know this truth.
So, the two of them reached an inexplicable tacit understanding.
Mathison knew that he had been discovered, but he still remained in the shadows.
Bane, on the other hand, knew that Phantom Kid and his assistant had sneaked into Gotham, but he pretended that nothing happened.
Even the pothole created by Pamela was filled up under Bane’s order. He also ordered that no one speak about this incident.
The ability of the League of Shadows to brainwash is also unparalleled. It’s probably no less than that of Hydra.
As long as Bane orders that the pothole incident should be concealed, no one would remember what a pothole is.
Mathison and Bane were playing such a quirky game.
After waiting in the ventilation duct of the bathroom for about fifteen minutes, Mathison finally heard footsteps approaching.
Immediately, Mathison’s spirit was uplifted.
But what he didn’t expect was…
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