Created by: Gary W. Olson
Badass waited, his finger on the trigger of his Kirv assualt rifle, ready to go into action the moment combat resumed. He and his allies had the momentum, and even though Mighty Guy had proven too much for Beowulf, they still stood a very good chance of overwhelming the rest of CalForce.
After five minutes, he took a cigar out of one of his pockets and searched for a match.
"I've got it," Microvax said, lighting the cigarette with a small flame that flickered from his armor-covered right thumb. Badass puffed on the cigarette for a few more minutes.
"Look, can we get on with this?" he asked, finally.
The two to whom the question was directed, Confusion and Chalandra Harkness, didn't offer a direct reply. Instead, they continued as they had for the last several minutes, locked in a tight embrace, with even tighter liplock. Confusion lifted his left heel behind him.
"I've got an idea," HotFlash said. "Marta, you grab Chalandra, I'll grab Manny. On the count of three, we pull..."
"That's, er, not necessary," Confusion said, as he came up for air. "We were just... catching up."
"Did we miss anything?" Chalandra asked.
"Nope," MeltDown said. "We decided to wait for you."
"So are we ready now?" Badass asked, raising his rifle.
"Hang on," Chalandra said. "I've still got cheesecake in my hair."
"Manny, hold still," HotFlash told him. She wiped the lipstick off his lips with a handkerchief.
"Now?" Badass asked.
"Just a minute," Criticalman said, as he looked into a mirror. "I think I've got a hair out of place."
"I think I see it!" Mighty Guy exclaimed. Criticalman winced at the gust of wind Mighty Guy's exclamation and looked in the mirror again.
"Now *two* hairs are out of place," he sighed.
"Hey," Willwarp said, "has the scene started yet?"
"I'm scanning," Microvax said. "Sensors confirmed it has."
"Ah, hell," Confusion responded.
Run: August 1992 - May 1996
Notes: CalForce formed in May of 1991, after Rad, the epitome of Californian virtues and values, decided to retire from superheroing to join his wife, Glum, in ruling the Ottsamaddawidu Confederation. Sometime during the night of Rad's retirement party, a group of intoxicated Ottsamaddawiduan engineers and Dalan construction crew members decided to build a headquarters for the fledgling super team, and did so, in the space of a single night. HAL, who had previously been in the service of Rad until his retirement, transferred his operating system to the C Building's megaframe and became CalForce's resident AI. The nine founding members (Confusion, Doubt, Chalandra, HotFlash, MeltDown, Radian, Faith, Healer, and Badass) were ready to start heroing. They proceeded to battle everything from mad scientists with sideburn accelerator rays to bored eldritch gods to sinister magicians to chaotic body possessors to cinematic special effects to vampires to conspiracies to alien marketing concepts gone horribly wrong to... well, you get the idea. They were around a while. For a brief time, Confusion was President of the United States, and the members of CalForce served in his cabinet. They have fought alongside the Defense Squad, the Adjusted League Unimpeachable, the Awesome Force, and Team Cynical. They added two members, Criticalman and Mighty Guy, along the way. Things were going well, until the Songs of Darkness.
The battle against Radian, who had gained goddess-level powers and turned to darkness, resulted in Radian's departure from the team (of course). Faith transcended to higher planes of existance, though the other members of CalForce, as well as the general public, believes he died. Healer left the team in a dispute about what to do about Radian, and eventually entered the company of the Adjusted League Unimpeachable. Badass left after Chalandra rejected him in favor of Confusion, though he later returned. Doubt took a leave of absence to return to his native Belgium, where the Unimaginable League Amoral transformed him into Willwarp. Microvax joined in Spring 1994, and Spatial K joined following CalForce's clash with Radian and Shadebeam in the latter part of 1994, and Shadebeam joined in the fall of 1995, following her sister's "death." Confusion and Chalandra Harkness left the team around that time as well, to take over the corpoconglomerate known as Harxxon.
Following the battle at SparselyPopulated II, the team decided to disband, officially doing so in late Spring of 1996. The team members have gone their seperate ways, with several pursuing solo crimefighting careers, while others pursue education or employment.