Fantendo - Assemble is a Fantendo Drive series written by Drackula focusing on introducing new characters and giving more depth to old ones. It is being released throughout 2017 and chronologically takes place between Fantendo Sports Resort and Fantendo Smash Bros. Victory.
- Cura: Last seen during the events of Fantendo Sports Resort, Cura is a lonely and friendly robot who has recently been revived after decades of being offline. She is now travelling the world trying to find her place, hoping to meet new friends along the way.
- Teresa: A shape-shifting alien who ran away from her home planet, hoping to blend in with the other humans and living in fear that one day she will be caught. She is often reserved and quiet, not truly opening up to many people.
- Taylor Bronze: Born with a tentacle for an arm and multiple other tentacles protruding from his back, Taylor is a smart-talking joker and drop-out from F.A.N.T. He now acts as a vigilante who often makes quips and flirtatious jokes at both his opponents and friends.
- Eliza Jones: A woman with telekinetic powers, Eliza is an experienced agent of F.A.N.T and Taylor's girlfriend. She is sarcastic and quick-witted, but is always loyal to her friends and to F.A.N.T.
- Mike Adams: Eliza's partner, Mike is an agent of F.A.N.T with the ability to generate electricity from his hands. He is cold and intelligent, rarely showing emotion or empathy and always speaking his mind.
- Terence Rock: The leader of a small group of anthropomorphic lobster criminals, Terence is a brute who often acts out of irrational emotion and isn't very bright.
Characters will be added to this section as they are introduced.
Issue #1: Lobster Oil Salesman
The comic opens with a panel of a dark city street. We see a large car, and from the back we can see its license plate says the word “ROCK” on it in bold letters. From atop a building, two figures are eyeing it down. Both are wearing black uniforms, one a man with red hair and one a woman with dark blue hair.
Blue Haired Woman: That’s the one we’re looking for, right?
Red Haired Man: Yup.
Blue Haired Woman: So… do we go after them?
Red Haired Man: Not yet. They might spot us. We have to make sure we follow them from a distance until it’s the right time to strike.
Blue Haired Woman: Ah, I see.
Red Haired Man: You know, Eliza, maybe it wouldn’t be so easy to spot us if we didn’t have such brightly colored hair. It kinda makes us stick out.
Eliza: Oh stop complaining, Mike. Besides… it looks cool.
Eliza: So what are we even stopping anyway?
Mike: Just some drug dealers. Petty crime.
Eliza: Ah, I see. Well that car’s starting to get out of our view, so we should get going.
The two jump down and begin to follow the path of the car.
The comic switches to a more bright and colorful style in a different location. It shows Cura, who was last seen in the events of Fantendo Sports Resort, travelling across the world and struggling to fit in, while also trying to help people. While she’s walking, she ends up bumping into a woman with green hair, knocking her to the floor.
Cura: Oh geez, sorry!
Green Haired Woman: It’s fine.
Cura: You sure? I didn’t mean to-
Green Haired Woman: No. Really. It’s fine.
Cura helps the woman up and she starts to leave, but Cura calls to her at the last second.
Cura: Hey, what’s your name?
Green Haired Girl: ...Teresa.
Cura: Nice to meet you, my name is Cura! Cura reaches out to shake Teresa’s hand, which she does cautiously.
Cura: So, uh, where are you going?
Teresa: Nowhere in particular. Just kinda… travelling.
Teresa: Ok then, so...
There are a few panels of awkward silence, then Cura sighs.
Cura: I’m really sorry if this is weird or anything. It’s just that… gosh, how do I put this? ...I’m really lonely.
Teresa: Oh… I-I get that.
Cura: So… is it cool if I stuck around with you? Just for a little while? If you don’t want me to, that’s totally fine.
Teresa: Y’know what… sure.
Cura’s face lights up, and Teresa smiles slightly.
The story shifts back to Mike and Eliza, who follow the car around a corner as it parks near a dark alleyway. A group of three anthropomorphic lobsters come out of the car and notice the two.
Mike: Oh god, it’s these guys.
Lobster Crook 1: Ey, looks like F.A.N.T. sent a pair of jolly ranchers to try and fuck wit’ us.
Eliza: Wow, jolly ranchers. Must’ve taken you a whole second of cognitive thought to come up with that one.
Lobster Crook 2: Watch your mouth. I’ll claw you to pieces, girly.
Lobster Crook Leader: Get ‘em, boys.
The second lobster crook jabs at Eliza with his claws, but she dodges and she knocks him into a wall with telekinesis. Mike’s hands light up with red electricity as he punches the first crook in the face, shocking him as he falls to the ground.
Mike: That was too easy.
Eliza: Well, I mean, what did you expect?
With only one criminal left, the agents corner the leader of the lobster gang.
Mike: Terence Rock, you are under arrest.
Terence: Hah, so you think you can stop me! I’ll have you know the deed has been done. I exchanged the goods with a friend of mine for THIS.
Terence pulls out a futuristic-looking gun from his pocket.
Terence: You see that? This is ancient technology from Zeon. And it’s right here in my hand. Now tell me, which one of you wants to die first?
Eliza: There is no way he could get his hands on that kind of stuff.
Terence: Oh I’ll bet your ass I did.
Terence holds the gun point-blank to Mike’s head and fires. A gunshot is heard, but Mike is unharmed.
Terence: Hold up…
Terence fires again.
Terence: You gotta be kidding me!
Terence fires three more times in random directions.
Terence: This thing is filled with nothing but blanks! Fucking BLANKS! I have no ammo for this kind of thing! It’s a fucking overblown TOY!
Eliza knocks the gun out of Terence’s hand and handcuffs him, while Mike calls for a police officer to pick up the lobster crooks. The comic focuses on the “Zeon” gun on the floor, which has a crude drawing of a Beorn’s head and the signature “B. Horn” inscribed on it.
The scene then switches to Eliza and Mike at the F.A.N.T base talking after the mission.
Mike: Well, I think we did a pretty good job.
Eliza: You think so?
Mike: Yeah, we stopped the crooks and we have a pretty good lead on who their dealer is.
Eliza: Yeah, but… I don’t know, I feel like we could have done better. We didn’t catch them until the drugs were already sold, after all.
Mike: Eh, we still did better than your failure boyfriend ever could.
Eliza: Oh come on, don’t bring him into this, he’s doing his own thing now.
Mike: Is that what they call being a dropout these days?
Eliza: Yeah, but-
Eliza is interrupted by her phone ringing.
Eliza: Well speak of the devil, he’s calling me right now.
Eliza picks up the phone while Mike sighs.
Eliza: Hey babe!
Man on the phone: Heyo. What are you up to?
The comic switches to the city street, where we see who the boyfriend is - a man who has light pink hair, wearing a grey hoodie and dark blue pants, his left hand hidden in his pocket.
Eliza: Oh, nothing much really. Mike and I just finished a mission.
Man on the phone: Of course you did.
The comic switches back to the F.A.N.T base with Mike and Eliza.
Eliza: What are you up to Tay?
Taylor: I thought I told you not to call me that.
Eliza: You did, I just don’t care.
Taylor laughs, and Eliza smirks. Mike is visibly annoyed.
Taylor: Anyways, I haven’t been up to much. I’ve been stopping all the crime that I can but… there isn’t a lot.
Eliza: Hehe, the struggles of being a vigilante.
Mike: How is he even able to pay the bills?
Eliza glares at Mike.
Taylor: Well, I just wanted to check in. I’ll see you later, maybe we can hang out this weekend?
Eliza: I should be free yeah. Talk to you later babe, Mike says hi.
Mike: I do not-
Eliza hangs up, glaring at Mike.
Mike: Don’t give me that look, Eliza. You know that he’s a pathetic, good-for-nothing failure. He’s nothing without you.
Eliza walks away silently. Mike stands there for a second before walking away as well.
The comic ends with a few panels of Taylor walking down the street at night time. He suddenly hears screaming and sees that a robbery is taking place at a nearby bank. Taylor smirks, and we see a tentacle come out of his left arm’s sleeve as the comic ends.