Phantom Kid in the World of American Comics - Chapter 75
“Phantom Kid, there is no point in dragging this out. Do you think I don’t know what you guys planned for?”
Watching Phantom Kid standing before him, Kingpin casually wiped away the sweat on his face. His initial angry expression dispersed in an instant, replaced by icy cold eyes.
This sudden sentence confused Mathison, does Kingpin really know his plans?
Then why did he stop the rampage, was he only pretending to be enraged?
And what the hell does he mean by “you guys”?
“You and Daredevil teamed up, didn’t you?”
Kingpin said in a positive tone.
“You used the ventilation duct to sneak into my office a week ago, and left your teaser letter. This is already a big provocation to me, as long as you dare to appear, I will do whatever it takes to kill you.”
“But no, it didn’t stop there. Within two days, a number of my men were sent to prison by Daredevil, which is several times more frequent than his previous activities. Only then, I wondered if you and Daredevil could be connected.”
“You’ve always only been active in Gotham, and now you’re suddenly in New York. And if it’s simply about valuable gems, there have been several recent jewelry shows, and they were all definitely a lot less difficult than messing with me.”
Mathison’s face did not move but deep down understood Kingpin’s process of thought.
“Perhaps Phantom Kid is an existence that likes to challenge difficulties?”
“Of course you are! Else, you wouldn’t have been arrogant enough to steal Queen Elizabeth’s necklace. So I think that’s probably why Daredevil convinced you.”
“He should have made some kind of promise to you, such as to help you attract my attention while you were stealing the jewel or something, and you would have believed him because he prides himself on being a hero; Such superhero chants come only from the mouths of the ignorant.”
Kingpin’s wisdom should absolutely not be underestimated. Although he has not received a formal education, he is self-taught. He is especially obsessed with political science, but this does not mean that he is an amateur.
On the contrary, Kingpin is a guy with great political skills, and his reputation, which is terrifying to both sides, black and white, is not something that can be accumulated simply by doing charity.
Kingpin concluded Daredevil’s idea in a few words.
“What you don’t know, Phantom Kid, is that Daredevil is not a true messenger of justice. His real purpose is actually to trick you to attract my attention so as to cover his destruction of my largest arsenal in New York.”
“If you escape alive, he can still get a lot of useful information. If you die, his purpose can still be achieved. Is this an act of a ‘hero?'”
Unfortunately, Kingpin is really relying on the basis of common sense. Although he guessed the contents of Matt’s and Mathison’s deal, he was mistaken about who is the real leading party.
After all, it was absolutely beyond common sense that Mathison had to come and steal Kingpin diamonds for no reason.
“No one understands Hell’s Kitchen better than I do. There have never been any heroes here, and this is no land for heroes to live on!”
“Phantom Kid, the biggest mistake you made is to cooperate with Daredevil against me.”
“Undeniably you are very clever, George was called by you. He brought a large group of police surrounded the place. I guess you have been waiting for me to open fire at you. Using this clumsy and direct way to make the police and I start a war. This is why you kept trying to provoke me from the beginning.”
It was as if Kingpin had seen through everything about the man in front of him.
“Unfortunately, from the very beginning I never wanted to use a gun, your plan is doomed to fail.”
“Clap, clap, clap!”
Mathison couldn’t help but applaud.
Kingpin the speech was wonderful. And for a moment, Mathison wondered if that was truly his plan.
Only, Mathison didn’t have such a complicated plan as Kingpin thought.
“So, Mr. Fisk, what are you going to do now?”
“What am I to do?”
Kingpin laughed coldly, “Kill you, of course!”
He swung his fist at Mathison once again and aimed a right hook at Mathison’s face.
The sound of breaking air rang out in Mathison’s ears, as Kingpin’s fist speed increased again!
«He really didn’t use his full strength just now.»
Mathison narrowly turned his head sideways, allowing Kingpin’s right fist to graze against the bridge of his nose.
This was followed by Kingpin’s left fist.
It was the same fist that held the Dresden Green Diamond.
Facing his left fist, Mathison choose not to dodge it, but crossed his arms in front of his body, intending to resist Kingpin’s attack.
There was a flash of amazement in Kingpin’s eyes, Phantom Kid actually dares to go head to head against him?
Kingpin’s fist smashed into the arm of the Mathison, the smash issued a deep loud sound.
The tremendous force spread from Mathison’s arm to the bones of his whole body.
«Hiss! I feel like my body is falling apart. This Kingpin lays tons of punching power.»
In Mathison’s knowledge, the peak punching power that a normal human can achieve is about 700 or 800 kilograms, and this is the level of top athletes like Mike Tyson. Nevertheless, it is said that Mohammed Ali’s punching power even surpassed 1 ton. No one knows if it is true or just rumors.
The power of Kingpin is definitely far above those world boxing champions. It must be at least 5 or 6 tons of punching power.
“Few people can block one of my punches without dying.”
Kingpin suddenly admired Phantom Kid. He happens to lack opponents for training. After all, every time, after training he has to change his training opponents. His training time does not even last more than twenty seconds, it is really boring.
“Mr. Kingpin, isn’t it a bit hot in here?”
At the sound of his voice, Kingpin was startled. His whole body was now wet with sweat, but he thought it was the result of the long game of “hide and seek” with Phantom Kid. He did not notice that the room temperature was slowly rising.
“In that case, Mike had really been swapped by Phantom Kid. He only adjusted the temperature of the air conditioner in the system control room, no wonder the monitoring room did not find anything abnormal ….”
Kingpin’s brain thought sharply and figured it all out.
Seizing this gap, Mathison’s eyes flashed brilliantly. He forced himself to endure the pain of his arms, extended the knuckles of the index and middle fingers of the right hand, and violently pressed towards the ring finger of Kingpin’s right fist.
An object slipped out from between the gap between the index finger and the thumb of Kingpin’s left fist.
No matter how hard he held it, he couldn’t stop it from slipping out, and it even made the Dresden Green Diamond come off faster!
How do you get Kingpin to release his clenched fist?
Mathison thought of several options, but all were very difficult to implement.
So he shifted his thinking about how to get what’s in a person’s fist.
One of the easiest ways is to make it impossible for him to hold the object himself.
The surface of the green diamond is very smooth, when one’s palm is soaked with sweat, it will be very easy to slip from their hand. A diamond is different from a pearl, it will not be corroded by the acidity of sweat.
So, Mathison went to the system control room to adjust the air conditioning temperature and let the temperature rise at the slowest rate so that it would not be noticed.
There is a threshold for the human body to feel temperature changes before the person can clearly perceive the temperature change. Mathison began to act and constantly tried to provoke Kingpin also led him into the crowd, bumping around.
Further, shift his body’s perception of the temperature changes.
This method is not very technical, but it is the simplest and most direct way that Mathison can achieve.
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