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PANEL 1:

A) KYLE: MEN HVIS VI MØDES IGEN HAR JEG STADIG TÆNKT MIG AT KÆMPE MOD DIG, AT DU VED DET!

PANEL 2:

B) THE ANNIHILATOR: DET HÅBER JEG DA. JEG NØD VORES FØRSTE KAMP.

PANEL 3:

C) THE ANNIHILATOR: OG SELVFØLGELIG KUNNE JEG MÆRKE AT DU OGSÅ NØD DEN.

PANEL 4:

D) THE ANNIHILATOR: VI SES, LILLE HELT.

Danish transcript submitted by Zebrakatten on

PANEL 1:

A) KYLE: BUT IF WE MEET AGAIN, I'M STILL GOING TO FIGHT YOU, YOU KNOW!

PANEL 2:

B) ANNIHILATOR: I WOULD HOPE SO. I RATHER ENJOYED OUR FIRST FIGHT.

PANEL 3:

C) ANNIHILATOR: AND OF COURSE, I COULD FEEL YOU DID, TOO.

PANEL 4:

D) ANNIHILATOR: SEE YOU AROUND, LITTLE HERO.

English transcript submitted by Alex Woolfson on

CASE 1:
A) KYLE: Mais vous savez, si on se recroise, je vous combattrai quand même !
CASE 2:
B) ANNIHILATOR: Mais j'espère bien. Je me suis régalé de notre premier combat.
CASE 3:
C) ANNIHILATOR: Et puis, j'ai bien senti que tu as apprécié, toi aussi.
CASE 4:
D) ANNIHILATOR: À la prochaine, petit héros.

French transcript submitted by LuthiHeidi on

Panel 1
A) Kyle: Aber wenn wir uns wieder sehen, werde ich trotzdem gegen Sie kämpfen, damit das klar ist!
Panel 2
B) Annihilator: Das hoffe ich doch. Ich habe unseren ersten Kampf wirklich genossen.
Panel 3
C) Annihilator: Und schließlich konnte ich spüren, dass du das auch getan hast.
Panel 4
D) Annihilator: Man sieht sich, kleiner Held.

German transcript submitted by ckazka on

PANEL 1:
A) KYLE: MEN DU VET, HVIS VI MØTES IGJEN, SÅ KOMMER JEG TIL Å SLÅSS MED DEG!
PANEL 2:
B) THE ANNIHILATOR: DET VIL JEG VIRKELIG HÅPE. JEG NØT HELLER VÅR FØRSTE KAMP.
PANEL 3:
C) THE ANNIHILATOR: OG SELVFØLGELIG, SÅ KUNNE JEG FØLE AT DU OGSÅ NØT DEN.
PANEL 4:
D) THE ANNIHILATOR: VI SEES, LILLE HELT.

Norwegian transcript submitted by seth on

PANEL 1:
A) KYLE: ALE ŻEBY BYŁO JASNE, JEŚLI ZNOWU SIĘ SPOTKAMY, TO I TAK BĘDĘ Z TOBĄ WALCZYŁ!
PANEL 2:
B) ANNIHILATOR: MAM TAKĄ NADZIEJĘ. RACZEJ PODOBAŁA MI SIĘ NASZA PIERWSZA WALKA.
PANEL 3:
C) ANNIHILATOR: NO I, OCZYWIŚCIE, CZUŁEM, ŻE TOBIE TEŻ.
PANEL 4:
D) ANNIHILATOR: DO ZOBACZENIA, MAŁY BOHATERZE.

Polish transcript submitted by Tasharene on

Quadro 1
A) Kyle: Mas se nós nos encontrarmos de novo, eu ainda vou lutar com você, viu!

Quadro 2
B) Annihilator: Espero que sim. Eu gostei bastante da nossa primeira luta.

Quadro 3
C) Annihilator: E é claro, eu pude sentir que você também gostou.

Quadro 4
D) Annihilator: Te vejo por aí, heróizinho

Portuguese transcript submitted by Hazy on

Cuadro 1:

A) KYLE: Pero si nos encontramos de nuevo, Yo aun voy a pelear contigo, sabes!

Cuadro 2:

B) ANNIHILATOR: Eso espero. Me gustó bastante la primera pelea.

Cuadro 3:

C) ANNIHILATOR: Y por supuesto, puedo sentir que tu tambien lo hiciste.

Cuadro 4:

D) ANNIHILATOR: Ya nos veremos por ahi, Pequeño heroe.

Spanish transcript submitted by David M. on

The Young Protectors: Engaging The Enemy—Page 25

Wait. What does The Annihilator mean by that? I don’t get it…

Well, heck, will you look at that! We just had a bonus page on Wednesday and we’re already over a quarter of the way to the next bonus page! WOOT!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMVBFSVM6SD566DWAV3X2M6AUE Tanya

    In this situation, there is only one word that can be used.

    OWCH!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPDYXNHFFBT4JDZNP7MGTEODTQ The Yaoi Review

    Oh no he di’nt!

  • ManicThrifts

    DEAD.
    ANNI YOU ARE PERFECT.
    YOU TOO ALEX.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1005076852 Sheva Bree

    He’s so good at taking the wind out of our young heroes sails ^.^

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.demetrick Jay Demetrick

    He must have got a good feel…

  • Ditzite

    Anni you sir…. there are no words for the love I have for your shiny self today! Also… I love the arm hair, but I guess sexy super villains of his level gotta keep their body hair as neatly groomed as the rest of their ensemble!

  • Erica

    … ah ha ha ha

    anni totally felt it.

    all up in his mouth hole 

    http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/templates/9220.jpg 

  • YersiniaP

    I love the change in Kyle’s stance between panels 2 and 4! First so proud and then so awwwwwwww. :D
    There, there, little hero! ;)

    That said,  this prologue was an interesting journey already, I can’t wait for the next page to see what kind of story it took us to!
    Like I said before Alex, you really got me hooked on superheroes!

    (Haven’t yet started playing City of Heroes, due to lack of spare time at the moment, but I will. And as promised, you will hear about my impression! :))

  • strangeangel24601

    Haha! Boner jokes…
    Aside from that, I really love what Adam did with the layout of this page,especialy the panel border in the last panel.

  • http://twitter.com/TheLittleImpy TheLittleImp

    Boner Alert!

  • http://the-tribulations-of-rex.blogspot.com/ ℜεx GαηчMε∂ε. (Super Hero.)

    anni’s forearm hairs look like they could slice/dice/julienne Fries.

    don’t you think?

    • b3nc0

      True, true, even if they’re only half as sharp as his comments are ­­­­¬­¸¬

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DGOGOMGHO3E5JMJKBFPSQPE6RI Jeanette

    i bet if he pulled his pants down his man hood would be completely gone

  • http://dauwdrupje.deviantart.com Dauwdrupje

    The world needs more villains like Anni. ♥ Ahh.

  • Avengelyne

    Poor Kyle…he looks like a kicked puppy. =>.<=

  • Bealtaine

    Oh Anni you complete and utter badass!Kyle was trying to be all cool and superheroey …boy did you rain on that parade :P

  • Midwestmutt

    A realistic end to this interlude. They are way too much an odd couple to jump right into bed. Good writing Alex, a typical yaoi would have had them at rape-as-love several pages ago. I am not a gamer or a particular fan of supers but came to TYP from Artifice which I discovered only as it was ending. I have stuck around hoping to enjoy the long run of something of equal quality in its own right. You, sir, do not dissapoint.

    • StarrySkyDancer

      In yaoi-terms that’s described as ‘dubious consent’ ;)

      • KiannaLeigh

        Oh dub-con …. making BL and yaoi fans feel sort of bad about themselves since 1989.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klara-Tussan-Fredriksson/1360971063 Klara Tussan Fredriksson

    Oh Anni… That smirk combined with that sentece.. What true gay supervillian spirit <3

  • http://twitter.com/Dannysmartful Dan Miller

    Bro’s before Hoe’s…that’s all I gotta say

  • Yukiness

    Ha, I see what you mean Anni.

    Kyle’s face in the second panel and last panel are true comedic gold right there.

  • Amerou

    Now taking donations to get Anni his own booth at Comic Con….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591482984 Deejay Mumin

    I love how Anni keeps calling Kyle “Little Hero”, already ‘owning’ him with a pet name. This is a genius page, and sets up nicely for future encounters (of the sexy kind).

  • http://hacktheneverland.blogspot.co.uk/ enchantedsleeper

    Awww, Kyle’s expression in the last panel is just too precious. He’s trying to be intimidating, bless him.

  • KiannaLeigh

    Whoa. Anni IS evil. Look how he just smashed that boy’s little puffed-up pride. Kyle looks like a puppy that got whaacked on the head with a rolled up newspaper. But Anni did it with such grace and poise! I still love him. ^_^

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNBCTG2TULCHY4DQISWB7HUNRQ caddy

      Ha Ha! You are so right and my dog is so lucky she lives in this time..because I have to go to the internet for comics or news papers ofany kind….and I refuse to whack her with a computer!And how would you go about “rolling up” a computer any way?

      • KiannaLeigh

        LOL. You’d have to break it.

  • GideonBD

    At the risk of channeling Paris Hilton, that’s hot. Even hotter is the promise of *ahem* more. Mwah ha ha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679241469 Andy Yunker

    Okay, seriously… When this first started I was all about Annihilator just being a mentor of sorts for Kyle… And Kyle eventually finding a nice boy around his age… But now… Now I want Kyle and Annihilator to get married… God this is so hot, and adorable… And even romantic… I want a hot man like Annihilator teasing me like this :(

  • http://twitter.com/balisane Sola Balisane

    Looks like Lil’ Pyro is a traitor.  And a blabbermouth.  xD 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ITYJCTOJJ3UOTVAXYE6HSOI26Q Jen

    What a lovely tease! 

  • Dracon Ra

    The interesting thing is, how will young Kyle explain that hickey from my most beloved page 19 to his super hero friends? ;)

  • fujoshifanatic

    LOL, and thus is how young Kyle got pwned by Mr. Shiny Sexy Supervillain! The transition in Kyle’s stance and expression from the first to last panel is priceless, especially the “what have I gotten myself into?” look in the last panel. What indeed, KittyKyle, what indeed! I am looking forward to many “fights” between those two!

    Thank you for the update Alex, and I hope you’re feeling better! :-)

    • b3nc0

      “what have I gotten myself into?” look or “did he really feel /it/?” look ;°)

      • fujoshifanatic

         LOL, I think a little of both, come to think of it!

  • Rex Justrex

    And the young pup gets totally spanked and stood in the corner.

    Game, set and match to the Annihilator!

  • b3nc0

    Excuse me , Mr ParkourMan, Sir, how can you leave so easily after taking him down from resolute-proud-challenging opponent to pondering-ashamed-submissive puppy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNBCTG2TULCHY4DQISWB7HUNRQ caddy

    The “after” always leaves you feeling empty and wanting more. That’s where Kyle is right now..thanks Alex..cool page!

  • xLizardx

    Ahahaha! I love how he puffs right up, and the The Annihilator just takes the wind straight out of his sails, and he deflates like a helium balloon [with no comeback] :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=872800276 Danielle-Leigh Bogle

    oh, that defiant expression in the second panel. So much love for this page.

  • espoirepourmesreves

    Well Damn XD 

  • http://twitter.com/Rogero215 Tai

    WHY OH WHYYYYYYYY on earth am I having this STUPID feeling that he is going to use kyle…. I dont know if its because of my shit relationships or just my feelings that i just dont wanna trust anni?!

    • http://twitter.com/AyakoNoChou Nan (Deanna)

       A man can only be called “Anni” so many times before he cracks.  Vader is proof.  XD

  • Ryn

    Kyle’s  going to need to step up his training regimen to even try match Annihilator. At least take a look at battle strategy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristi-Schoenhaar/100003523327316 Kristi Schoenhaar

    Personally, after this many pages I start to lose interest without plot outside of “character type and sexuality” to speculate on. What exactly is Captain Shiny Bad Man’s game in the crime world? How has this great power become feared and ruined lives of the innocent with his villainy? 

    At this point my crazy mind is going to start creating back stories for everyone out of thin air… Giant Shiny Man runs an evil cookie operation, depriving magical cookie gnomes of sustenance! Forces unicorns to only make cookies for him to sell at inflated prices to the magical cookie gnomes! 

    …Oh no… It’s happening already. ;-D I should hold off on reading new pages or commenting until the story has been fleshed out some more. If I comment on every page I fear that I’ll start to sound annoying to Alex and readers… if I haven’t already, that is.

    • Zoey Cohen

       On the contrary, this comment was hilariously entertaining.

  • Leigh Nelson

    Oh my oh my, do I love this man. I want one ):

    And a more story related topic, referring to a few commenters below, I don’t think Annihilator will use Kyle. I just think it will eat Kyle up inside while Annihilator makes a few (seemingly harmless) taunts in front of his team.

    Honestly though, I’m not usually a big fan of the relationship aspects of comics and stories, but this is just driving me nuts. I want to see as much of Annihilator as possible!

    So, with that, I’m back to my main thought: Mmm I really want that man…

    • ironbanana

      Yeah, I really like this teasing, I know this kid is not going to get a good night’s sleep from here on out and I love it. :D

  • http://twitter.com/icraveyaoi icraveyaoi

    Oh Kyle… you are royally fucked and utterly adorable. The Annihilator is going to have fun with you. And who knows, maybe you’ll get to have some fun with the annihilator,  eh?

  • http://silentlark.tumblr.com/ Wonderland

    I dig this. I dig this so much.

  • Dracon Ra

    I just realized something,
    this is probably the last page with my beloved Annihilator for a while… next stop,
    Teenage Superheros. I’ll miss him ;)

  • ironbanana

    *cackles* slap it down, bwahhh!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7CQBDMYDCXUI5IBQAWIREWLRHA Automaton

    The Annihilator might be going away?

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  • VanQuinn

    I can’t wait for their next fight. :D

  • Mephisto_Pheles

    Oh my god… the panel of Anni’s mouth made me all jittery. So sly and sexual in a weird way… I dont know how to describe it! xD

  • http://kiterieaine.tumblr.com/ Kiterie Aine

    *laughs* He’s never going to live it down and talk about having the wind taken out of your sails. Poor kid.

  • Ikaru Sentinal-K’Valshar

    bow chicka….

    Oh Anni, we will miss you. So much less of a cheesy-poof then the other Ani. (Anakin Skywalker)

  • http://twitter.com/airboyobsessed Airboy Obsessed

    I like how he’s looking down almost as if he’s going “Dammit cock, you betrayed me!”

    And finally, “Little hero,” anyone else wondering if Anni is referencing something in….particular? :x

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001758095504 Sarah Dompkowski

    I love fights like that! FoeYay FTW!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

    It took me this long to respond because I was giggling too hard :)

  • Larne

    Great page, as always.  :3
    I hope that Anni will not be gone for too long, even if I´m curious meeting the other heros. (But on the other hand that may change when I get to know the others )

  • krissdevalnor

    haha XD aah good humor – as always. He never fails to twist the conversation, so fireboy is embarrased/blushes. 

  • http://twitter.com/AyakoNoChou Nan (Deanna)

    Kyle’s trying so hard to be stubborn.  He needs to just relax and bask in the “It’s OK to be hot and bothered over the sexy bad guy thing.”  I *love* that last shot of The Annihilator, running off the page, hairs on his arm and everything!  God, so amazing!  And the way the light reflects off his knuckles, the muscles in his arms… *fans self breathlessly*

    • http://twitter.com/AyakoNoChou Nan (Deanna)

       The more I look at Kyle’s last expression, the more and more it reads to me “betrayed by my own dick…”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7W4JMZ6MXCVA6KKCFVAMW44OU Summer

    My mind is camping, but my heart may be elsewhere.

  • CommodoreZelda

    Camping!!

  • Rex Justrex

    “Youth and energy will never overcome old age and treachery.”

    I don’t know who said that first but whoever it was is a genius.

  • Superjenny

    ~giggle~  I get it…  *v*

  • TravelerOfWebcomics

    *schoolgirl giggle* oh icwutudidthar

  • Ree

    “little hero” a;slkdfkaldsjf this is TOO CUTE

  • https://www.facebook.com/james.coates.965 VileTybalt

    Really? That’s strange I didn’t see the Annhilator touch Kyle down th– ohhhh, he meant that he could sense Kyle’s approval through the kiss. Whoops, better get my mind of the gutter. heh ;D

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