"I'm guessing there's more that I don't know about?". (To Triumph): "Sorry. [46] The fact that she didn't need to turn her head to look at things gave her a false appearance of extreme confidence.[47]. She agreed to Coil's plan to take over the city, claiming a territory. The One Man Band was introduced to The Worm, letting the WWE Universe know that Scotty 2 Hotty could still hang with current competitors. I know there will probably be disagreements, but this is the ending I would like to believe. Watch Queue Queue Personality-wise, she is noted to be cold, distant, exceptionally driven, and even ruthless by many characters. Emma presumed this was an unconscious effort to blend in or hide. Amy Claire Dallon, Panacea, and later The Red Queen, is a parahuman with the ability to reconfigure biology with a touch, who was adopted as a child by Carol Dallon and New Wave. She then throws her bag against the wall in anger, her midterm project -- due that day -- is destroyed. She conveyed an eerie kind of confidence that he knew she didn’t have at her core. She loses her respect for him after he betrays her, and they later become brutal enemies. [62] Afterward, she wore a similar costume, including flight pack. In addition, they consist of about 200 layers in the main body and 33 in the limbs, each one approximately twice as hard as the previous one. I draped it over my lap. … An Endbringer's sk… The Trio drenches her clothes and bag in juice. -, “I used to think I could control anything with an exoskeleton or shell. “I don’t-” I started. -. Her mother, Annette Rose Hebert, died in a car crash later attributed to texting while driving. A lot of people are extremely invested in worm, after over a million and a half words. Eventually she surrendered, hoping to acquire concessions in the form of reforms in exchange. Taylor is extremely distrustful of Coil because he involved the Undersiders in a kidnapping (albeit indirectly), but depends on his funding and supplies. That's just how I see it though. -. Taylor says, in the end, that if she had a way to do it all over again, she would find a way to be a hero differently, a way to do it all better and not pay the prices she was forced to pay. wildbow, is a Web Serial Novel centered around Taylor Hebert, a teenager with a superpower enabling her to control bugs.. Her shard may have been disabled by Contessa's gunshots, possibly saving Taylor's life at the cost of her powers. Teams Taylor was injured during the Oil-rig battle, and moved to uphold the Truce and recruit help. Although I don't entirely believe that the Alec Taylor saw was part of the heartbroken, it would be possible. As Weaver, Taylor visits Ms. Yamada for therapy. But what happened to the Dixie Chicks was real outrage. Taylor ultimately expresses regret for the long chain of decisions she's made, starting from her first meeting with Armsmaster, and culminating in Scion's defeat. ". Taylor likely triggered Monday the third of January 2011 as it was described as the first day of school in the new year. My bugs rose at my command, tracing over the area. I feel like unless it's a short story or a movie where the ambiguous ending is part of the entire point, you should just give a definitive ending. I think all it takes is that they have to have very simple brains.” -. God, what a boring ending. She also spends a large amount of her time with Chicago wards but is considered not to be as close with them as she is with the Undersiders. Taylor's surname, "Hebert," would most likely be pronounced "Ai-bear," as it is a French name. Had I? The only convenience would be, say, that they could cooperate in her absence. See, it started off pretty damn awesome - Taylor with a minor power with awesome ... doesn't exist), and the author most likely got discouraged and dropped it. Hey, passenger, I thought. Hi. -, It’s been stated in the comments, but Taylor’s power doesn’t let her control bugs below a certain size. She triggered after enough time had passed to realise no one who'd seen what happened was trying to help, and was freed from the locker by or before the end of first period. [29], Shards have a pre-programmed drive to cause conflict. I suppose I’ll be retiring my civilian name, one way or another, by the end of the night. Is the lunchbox collectable?" She was one of eight children born to Merrick Edson (1804–1850) and Lucretia Waring; her father owned a flour mill and died when she was 12 years old, leaving enough money to provide a comfortable living for the family. [8] She suspected that she would hurt herself before she hurt the Trio. [5], She was "'surviving', for lack of a better word," from the point her mother died, and then surviving from the point she started getting bullied -- she just wanted to get by. Worm is a self-published web serial by John C. "Wildbow" McCrae and the first installment of the Parahumans series, known for subverting and playing with common tropes and themes of superhero fiction.McCrae's first novel, Worm features a bullied teenage girl, Taylor Hebert, who develops the superpower to control worms, insects, arachnids and other simple lifeforms. While she disliked the Undersiders due to the bank argument, she would later come around. That's probably why they don't have a problem with refugee from Bet. At a certain point the losses of friends and the moral compromises became too much, though not even she knows when or where the balance was tipped. Taylor has come up with a multitude of creative uses of her power. What's happening with the Commonwealth Ombudsman? She felt slightly drained, what happened last night? [31] Contessa compares her to other parahumans who have lost control of themselves due to the personality bleed-over from an unleashed shard. Long story short, Taylor’s sensory input from the bugs is vastly different depending on whether she’s giving them a general ‘find your way to me’ impulse or whether she’s focused enough on them individually to have them navigating their way into somebody’s underpants. Maybe a choice for himself, too, considering he's been working and thinking about Worm for over a decade and his first successful writing project was coming to an end. She was drenched, head to toe, trickles still running off of the lengths of her hair. [118], Glaistig Uaine explained to Taylor that she "stands shoulder to shoulder" with other Noble Shards users in power, such as Amy Dallon and Labyrinth, as well as Contessa, herself, and Eidolon, suggesting that Taylor has the potential to be rated 12 or higher on the Master scale. That's why I feel WB offered us a choice, at the end. Muted colors. She would ultimately reach out to various heroes hoping to gain more information but was rebuffed. I had let this happen … [88], Based on the combined sensory input of large numbers of insects, Taylor can gain a very clear mental picture of whatever they're interacting with. In revenge, he revealed her status as a mole to the Undersiders.[126]. -. Panacea, Labyrinth…. Is there a source for Taylor is in aleph? [4] She speculates that the few boys that bullied her sought approval from three of the prettier and more popular girls. [125] Her near catatonic state kept them from drawing any conclusions. This article is missing key information. At one point, Taylor attempted to distract a foe underwater by forming simulated bodies out of sea creatures.[72]. Taylor has by this point so degraded that she can only communicate through the assistance of powers, and needs to exert effort in order to be able to communicate as herself, instead of allowing her shard to speak for her. She was overwhelmed by the sensory input of her power and didn't notice. -, I was wearing only my old costume and the built-in makeshift skirt to cover me where the fire had eaten away at the leggings. [citation needed], Taylor disliked Mr. some of the most pivotal parts of Worm. Because of the Nine, she gifted Skitter with Atlas and Relay bugs to cover her weaknesses. She loses the ability to understand basic human emotional cues and bodily language, ultimately interpreting nearly any and all forms of human interaction as fighting or conflict. Simple lifeforms. Learning to vary her appearance to blend into situations. [citation needed]. Like Defiant, she was sympathetic to the worst of Skitter's treatment as a cape, including the PRT order to unmask her. Or she’s dead? A girl with curly black hair and glasses, stick thin, hugging a red-haired girl. The moment the wind died down, I bid the bugs to shift position, carrying the pages to me, sorting them into the appropriate order. As such, she is unable to have a Second Trigger to become more powerful, since she already had one. The body type was a match. Man, that seems like a narrative stretch. But eventually her faith in the system was restored somewhat. Taylor discovered that the hero Shadow Stalker was in fact Sophia Hess, one of the girls who had tormented her. Her previously strong friendship with Emma Barnes became strained due to this change, but it still served as an emotional pillar. Taylor woke up to the sun piercing through her window. Driven into near-total insanity by her powers, she resolves to take over the disparate Earths in order to finally have peace, but is convinced to peacefully retreat into a self-imposed exile by several heroes, including Narwhal, Rachel, Imp, Tattletale, and Glastig Ulaine.[30]. I'd set up the string, but how much of that was intentional? [114] A rating of Thinker 1 was officially added when Emily Piggot deduced she could see through her bugs in a limited fashion. Early life. Taylor has a utility compartment for storing necessary items, weapons, and insects in the shape of a spade-shaped armor panel that covers her back. Though she now had the power she needed to face the Warrior, she dealt with a rapidly deteriorating mental state. Her power doesn't work on creatures below a certain size. [12], She has shown some insecurity in her femininity, describing her long, dark curly hair as her "only feminine feature". It's debatable. By the end of Gold Morning, the boundaries between Taylor and the Queen Administrator shard have worn thin. She maintains absolute control anyways. Then Rachael had turned on the news. The last one that had split off before the entity took on this form. The last concrete detail of Taylor's existence was her encounter with Contessa, who held her at gunpoint and questioned her to discern if she could be saved. She then throws her bag against the wall in anger, her midterm project -- due that day -- is destroyed. In turn Lisa is somewhat protective of her because of two reasons: her past, and her involvement in recruiting Skitter. None of the Trio would be there, it was usually pretty easygoing, and I could take the time to browse the web. There had been a kind of power to the gesture, to draping myself in the cloth and assuming the title and the role. Her family and friends still don't know what happened to her. There's no way Tt would use one of Imp's people to do work that needs to be kept secret from Imp. First Appearance Several hardy beetles were chewing on the phone line, and the security system was going to … Gladly viewing him as one of the ‘popular kids' who had become a teacher. Likewise, she doesn't seem to get along too well with Trickster nor Ballistic, who don't trust her motives and are suspicious of her. Emma Barnes' parents and sister blame Taylor for their daughter's eventual death. [117], Later Director Tagg ordered for her to be treated as a Master 10, Thinker 3 with an additional rating of 2 in every other category; in order to make sure his soldiers didn't underestimate her[117] and to authorize additional means of containing her. Don't jerk people around like that at the end of a bajillion word serial. As the negotiations turned into extortion and interrogation, a crisis started to form. [67] She carried a knife in a holster, and supplemented it with a nano-thorn knife created by Defiant.[68]. "Khepri" is a god in ancient Egyptian religion connected with the scarab beetle, because the scarab rolls balls of dung across the ground, an act that the Egyptians saw as a symbol of the forces that move the sun across the sky. A year and a half before the story begins, just before they enter high school,[4] Emma unexpectedly abandoned Taylor to befriend Sophia Hess and later Madison Clements. Taylor's modified powers allowed her to control the capes and even non-capes[129] around her in a similar fashion to her bug swarm. "She's on record as a master eight, thinker one. [3], Taylor is initially a shy and awkward teenage girl with a keen interest in capes. "I've heard of them, but...". So, maybe not objectively "strongest" but in my opinion, the one that presents Taylor as the most overwhelmingly powerful is "Putting Down Roots", where she's most of the way through her apotheosis into a planetary sized eldritch horror. Scott Ronald Garland (born July 2, 1973) is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE as a trainer at the WWE Performance Center.He also competed under the ring names Scott Taylor (1991–1999) and Scotty 2 Hotty (1999–2007) for WWE. Easy peasy. For example, she would occasionally use her bugs to cover her while she moved without noticing, making her difficult to track. Just the sight of his pinkness creeping out his sheath made me so fuckin wet. There’s bugs that eat and clean the waste of other bugs (pillbugs, for example) and she can suppress or time their need to create the waste in the first place (at least for the, say, pillbugs, who would therefore not be making mess as they clean it up). Do me a favor. He's blackmailing us right in front of you, and you can't understand that this manipulation has been going on from the beginning? [4], At some point, her backpack was stolen from her locker by the Trio and stuffed in a trash can. There are controls hidden in her gloves, as well as redundant control systems inside operated by bugs. [63] Point_Me_@_The_Sky: Now she’s gone and you’re still here. She participated in the fight against the Slaughterhouse 9000. This is my first video to youtube and I don't expect many likes on this, but thatnks for watching and hopefully I will see you in the next one. It was equally startling when, in the moment Emma’s dad slowed the car down, Taylor’s head turned, her eyes falling on them, her head and upper body turning to follow them as they passed. -, All around me, PRT employees were howling in pain, their cries silenced by the lack of an audio feed. I’d taught myself braille, so I could read with my bugs, and take in more. Taylor’s power is fairly nuanced, and I guess I haven’t really elaborated enough on that aspect of things. Tattletale knows that Taylor is alive. Taylor felt increasing pressure from the authorities, who revealed her secret identity to the public. She always saw his teachings as a source of strength. Like all of her other bugs she saw them as tools, though Atlas did have some sentimental value. Finished reading worm. Hmm, does running of power = dead? She developed a fractious relationship with the hero which turned dangerous a bit before Taylor began her career as Weaver. Not wholly consciously. [57][58][59][60][61], She first wears a generic version of her costume created by Dragon, which lacks the armor of her earlier costume simply being a light grey bodysuit with cleaner, slim dark grey armor panels. Skinny teenage girl with black curly hair entering and leaving the same building that the skinny teenage villain with black curly hair was operating out of? After gaining perspective, Armsmaster apologizes to her (which catches her off guard.) [48] Each had "layers" resembling a pillbug. Brian insisted I take two Tylenol, though the pain was still limited to a mild ache in my arm. [42] Lisa Wilbourn came to a similar conclusion. Computer class was one of the few parts of the school day I didn't usually dread. Even those close to her have trouble understanding her at times. Been a while, trying to figure out how to make peace with the fact that you're there, that you're affecting me somehow, taking control whenever I'm not in my own mind. -, I didn't follow that stuff, didn't buy into the hero worship. [23], She became concerned that her passenger was influencing her behaviour. Granted I probably would have gone with skipping ahead at least a hundred years to make Taylor a moot point, since she’d be dead of old age anyways… I don't recall seeing any indication that Contessa had anything to do with that, just that she confronted Khepri gave her the gun barrel brain surgery and then presumably dropped her off on Aleph along with her dad. Comment by Wildbow, archived on Sufficient Velocity, Reddit - "What would've happened to Taylor if she'd never triggered? [94] During periods of stress, it would increase, once reaching over six and a half blocks,[95] these were impermanent however. This is actually what happened to Taylor #30363c. She helped them rob a bank and attack a fundraiser, embarrassing the heroes. Lisa, though, put one of her arms around my shoulders and gave me a one-armed squeeze of a hug. The Trio drenches her clothes and bag in juice. Scion did most of his destruction on Bet, and then experimented on other worlds but there are a lot of them. -. [112], Taylor had an unusually high pain tolerance, which she blamed on her exposure to a pain-bomb of Bakuda's. Only her height gave her age away. While most people our age are picking clothes with the intention of defining an identity for themselves, fitting into a clique, you’re focused on staying out of sight and not attracting attention. On days like this, after being publicly humiliated, getting myself to the point where I was willing to walk through the door was about making deals with myself and trying to look past the school day. Her long dark curls were tied into a loose set of twin braids, one bearing a series of colorful ‘friendship braclet' style ties at the end. I've sort of accepted that you're going to do what you're going to do, whether that helps me or hurts me. This initially failed, but after she killed the PRT's local and national leadership, she was proclaimed a hero.[128]. Alas, I’m not a talented artist, or I’d be able to sketch out the armor in proper. Point_Me_@_The_Sky: She is *gone*. Independent Her eyes widened as it came back to her, and she almost fell off her bed in shock. But the main reason I think Tattletale already knows that Taylor is alive is because of the Alec lookalike that Taylor sees towards the ending. The alec that Taylor sees is one of the heartbroken, as Taylor also describes the Heartbroken as being similar to Alec with different dimension. I originally wrote a quite short review, but at 1.7 million words I think Worm deserves a bit more effort on my behalf. Like I had been needing a hug from someone who wasn’t my dad for a long time. Sierra couldn’t even tell where the bugs ended and the scalp began, as the small black bodies crawled into and onto the black curls. I didn't want this to go this far. During his WWF/WWE career, Garland held the WWF World Tag Team Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship and WWF Light Heavyweight … Meaning that she'd likely have difficulty with precisely operating her insects, instead controlling them more like a 'wave' that she 'pushes' and 'pulls', and perhaps cannot simultaneously control an insect and co-opt their senses. She could have tapped Cauldron resources and been on the alert. [50], The costume lacks the full extent of the armor paneling she planned, including protection for the back of her head, but the armor covers her face, chest, spine, stomach and major joints (including wrists, shoulders, elbows and knees). Gestation 1.1 I'd always found the capes, Broomstick arms and legs, gawky, with a wide, guileless smile, her eyes just a fraction larger behind the glasses she wore, a little too old fashioned. This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS relating to At Mrs. Knott, who I'd even say was my favorite teacher, "Don't you see how fucked up this is? I’m new here. [82] However, over time, Taylor does learn to more reliably hear through her bugs. While attempting to administer a shot to Tyrod Taylor's ribs, a Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured one of the quarterback's lungs instead. Ward Debut It went flying into the air in the same instant I threw myself to the ground. Three months before the story begins -- once Taylor recovered from her trigger event -- she started to prepare herself to become a hero. What caught me off guard was how nice the gesture felt. She first meets Sundancer while fighting at the ABB warehouse, but unnerved her by disfiguring Lung. Taylor eventually came to think of Rachel by her name instead of her cape appellation.[38]. A home for fans of Wildbow's web serials, Worm, Pact, Twig, and Ward. Coma dreams and ambiguous afterlife endings are just kind of clownshoes. [28], Taylor's sanity begins to rapidly fracture after her Corona pollentia was 're-tuned' by Panacea. You're allowed to feel bad. Though these were meant to be temporary they helped her escape the firebombs. I may get it done if I find a good reference image that I can build off of, as well as the mood to draw at a time to actually do said drawing. Fuck you for that, by the way. Eh you don't even need that. Initially, she wears a black-and-grey spider silk bodysuit with armor panels made out of insect shells and exoskeletons augmented with more spider silk. The public start to see Weaver as a hero following the New Delhi battle. After the Undersiders defeated Coil, Taylor killed him.[127]. -. Her later costume had extra armor, with a coil of silk hidden beneath an armor panel at the back of the hand. The two initially have a rocky relationship, but by the end of Worm, Taylor is one of the few Rachel could call a friend. ), Growing up, Taylor's parents showed concern for her safety. [45] At various times, she wore a brown hooded sweatshirt over a green t-shirt. When she deployed against Behemoth in New Delhi, she re-used her old Skitter costume so she would have proper protection. That the crew had stayed suggested something about their personalities. Eventually, she became unable to communicate with others. [54] Prior to dying, the costume's prototype had fabric that was a dirty yellow-gray color, and the armor was naturally a dark mottled brown-gray.[9]. [86], The sensory input from her bugs is "fuzzy" and difficult for humans to interpret. H is rarely pronounced in French, especially at the beginning of a word, and a final consonant is also rarely pronounced without a final "e" after it. Professional Status She finally lets her defenses drop and is automatically swarmed w… She stated “This is what I want to do, above all else," and would commit to joining the effort under the new name of Weaver. After the timeskip, though they have long since separated, she is still surprised to see that he had moved on with someone else. Never showing much skin. [17] Sometimes she would make deals with herself to attend for part of the day, then convince herself to attend for more. 15 (First Appearance)16 (Monarch 16.7) Annie Edson Taylor was born on October 24, 1838, in Auburn, New York. This event pushes Taylor to stop putting off the start of said career. She took control of Cauldron's Clairvoyant and Doormaker, enabling her to find and utilize capes from multiple alternate Earths. Learn more. If there were none above the water’s surface, I’d use the ones below. [49] Her mask leaves the back of her head uncovered and her hair free to fly behind her. Basic Information Worm by John McCrae, a.k.a. Recovering from the Oil-rig battle Taylor wears a black bodysuit with white armor panels and lenses. Damilola Taylor was walking home from a library in Peckham when he was stabbed to death. [15] She had no trust in organized institutions, and felt happier having some independence and control. [9] It was mostly waterproof. Danny Hebert (Father)Annette Hebert (Mother)Gram (Maternal Grandmother) Emma told Taylor that she admired her for her resilience and admitted that, if her mother had died, she wouldn't be as put together as Taylor was. Today we ask 'Whatever Happened to' Scotty 2 Hotty.… She gets to rest and dream away (as a golden parachute deal) whilst Contessa + TT keeps Taylor hidden away as a big just in case Scion Mk2 appears. Taylor himself has said after seeing that Clapton hadn't appeared, but that his guitar had already been set up on the stage, he approached John Mayall during the interval to ask if he could play with them. [130], Being completely honest, even as the author, I'm a little surprised Taylor didn't know or even voice that she'd come across the idea while on ParahumansOnline. She didn't teach you how to fight back or use your head. Taylor was sitting in the van outside the bank, eyes closed as she focused. As his plan to dominate the city comes to fruition, their conflict puts her increasingly on edge. Taylor would sometimes use her bugs to "channel" her emotions, lending her an "aura of indomitable calm". Taylor possesses a form of telepathy[70] that grants her total control over most arthropods. I didn’t hear the rest. Can you expand on "it seriously overprivileges the themes of the last third of the serial" for idiots like me? I don't know what happened to the Taylor Hebert of canon, who acted like a normal human being in several difficult situations, but she isn't present in this fanfic. To parahumanity of the Earth Bet diaspora Taylor is simply gone. I was being selective, and I was gathering quite a few. Worm Debut [48] She resisted using her power in school for three months, restricting it to a faint buzzing sound at the edge of her consciousness. "I won't spoil the conclusion if you're eager to see this through.". Her story is finished. The civilian public begins to see Weaver as a hero following the Behemoth battle and Glenn Chamber's unauthorized release of her POV video of the battle. The (Anti) Hero survives and its all butterflies! All of this happened within just a couple of hours. I was wearing that aura of indomitable calm, even though I wasn't sure I liked the Taylor of this past year and a half, who had been doing just that as a matter of both habit and necessity. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. However it was defused and in its wake, Taylor had achieved what she felt was necessary: a stronger front against the Endbringers and End of the World scenario.