Ye Wicked: Once A Hero (Part
Alexander, Mercy, Vexlings,
The Puritan, Galahad, Peaches, Judah (The Puritan's son)
ones again roams the city searching
for his female friend named Mercy. Michael finds Mercy who proclaims
he need not worry for her because she got her own "Angel O' the Lord"
protect her with powers as great as his.
doesn't question that, but asks
her instead what she knows about Vex. Mercy starts to explain, but
interrupts her explanation to help a man and yank a Vexling out of a
rambling that "he" has shown
her the truth about all of this. Michael asks "who?" Mercy responds
Puritan". Mercy drags Michael to see The Puritan.
Michael arrive at Times Square
to see the Puritan preaching to a crowd. Mercy introduces them. The
makes a display calling Michael "An Angel of the Lord". Michael tells
Puritan that he is mistaken. The Puritan accuses Michael of mocking
The Puritan start rambling about Michael's role in stopping a "great
who will dance away the world" (presumably Wardancer). Michael becomes
the center of the crowds attention so he shifts into the substratum and
escapes with some moves he learned from Galahad.
up at Galahad's home. He
arrives in time to see Vex looming over Galahad and Peaches as he
of their impending defeat. Michael and a wounded Galahad defeat the
but Vex himself evades them. Michael asks Galahad what is going on.
tells Michael he will learn soon enough. Galahad and Peaches depart for
Avalon so Galahad can heal.
through Hell's Kitchen in
New York. The homeless paw at him. The Puritan is there. They agree
have some things to discuss. Michael enters the Puritan's tent. The
introduces his son Judah. Michael once again denies that he is an
The Puritan tells Michael that he is more than man and invites him to
on behalf of the Lord. At that moment, Vex, who is fully manifest in
real world, shakes the tent. The Vexlings appear and torment the
people around. The Puritan takes his staff and starts blasting them
Michael does his part to kill a few. The Puritan informs Michael that
feeds off of fear. Vex boasts that the fear which feeds him comes from
the very heart of the city. The Puritan blasts Vex, but Vex dodges it.
The Puritan recklessly blast the side of a building causing the debris
to fall where Mercy is standing. Michael saves her nut gets injured in
the process. Michael shift into the substratum where the pain lessens.
Michael attacks Vex, Vex grabs him. The distraction allows The Puritan
to blast him out of the fight.
battle it is discovered that
the Puritan has recklessly blasted a wall onto his own son and killed
The Puritan brings his son to Michael and tells him that he can heal
son. Michael says he can't.
The Puritan tells
Michael he has made his choice
(to not serve the Lord) and "may the Lord help him, because I surely