Heroes and Villains XIII - Accurist
I left Anchor feeling disappointed in humanity. Superheroes clearly not as uplifting as I'd bargained for. Hoping that there would be more positive examples, I traced my finger along the entries in the directory. Eureka! Accurist.
Seeking him out, I found a lot of people who barely remembered him. Not a good sign. Eventually one of them took pity on me and delivered me to his laboratory.
"OLD MAN! YOU'VE GOT A VISITOR! HE'S OUT FRONT!"
MINDSWEEPER: Are you the superhero Accurist?
A snort. Derisory laughter. Refusal to meet my gaze.
M: I've been authorised to speak to you.
ACCURIST: You got a time machine boy? That's the only way you can speak to him.
M: Your assistant told me…
A: There's a reason he's only an assistant, kid.
M: At least explain your superpower…
A: I got rebranded, kid. Measure Man. Awful name, but it describes waht I do. I can dose anything with absolute accuracy first time.
M: That's pretty specific.
MEASURE MAN: It was born out of a drive for functional superheroes in the mid-Seventies. It was deemed that the permissive Sixties had influenced the Council a little too much. I worked with local hospitals for a while, helping sick kids, working with addicts, until we got sued and my funding was cut.
M: Who would sue you for that?
MM: Copyright case from a tech company. Multiple cease and desist orders. I toyed with the idea of poison, but the Council vetoed it. Shame really, as I'd have got the dose perfect.