This is an in-development script for the comic Psychopath.
Episode 1 - The Escape
Frame 1: Outside the prison. A starry night sky hangs above the structure. A siren begins to wail.
Frame 2-3: Searchlights activate.
Frame 4: The floor inside the prison, the boots of several guards running across.
Frame 1: Front view. “Camera” looks up to the guards’ faces. An announcement blares through speakers overhead.
Announcer: Attention! Attention! All personnel, please respond!
Frame 2: Full-body side view of the guards running.
Announcer: Prisoner Z-1 has escaped containment! I repeat: Prisoner Z-1 has escaped containment!
Frame 3: Side view again. The hallway darkens.
Announcer: This is a priority one situation!
Frame 4: Front view. The captain raises his arm, signalling to stop.
Announcer: Capture and/or kill him at all costs!
Frame 5: Xophtré stands in the center of the dark corridor, looking to the floor. His expression is blank.
Frame 1: The guards raise their weapons.
Captain: Z-1! Return to your cell immediately, or we will be forced shoot!
Frame 2-3: Xoph looks up slightly, then back down.
Frame 4: Back to the guards.
The guards prime their weapons.
Xoph (out of frame): Only seven...?
Frame 5: Back to Xoph.
Capt (oof): What?
Frame 6: Xoph smiles.
Frame 7: Front view of Xoph from a distance. His tendrils are out, his eye is glowing bright, and he’s smiling wickedly.
Xoph: We were expecting way more than that!
Frame 1: The guards again.
Capt: OPEN FIRE!
Frame 2: The guards open fire.
Frame 3: Xoph runs towards the guards. Several holes are shot through him.
Frame 4: Xoph slashes one guard with his right arm.
Frame 5: He backhands another into the wall- also with his right arm.
Frame 6: One of his tendrils extends and impales two guards.
Frame 1: The Captain and the two remaining guards back away.
Frame 2: Xoph lunges at them.
Frame 3: He picks up the two guards by their necks and strangles them.
Frame 4-5: He drops the now lifeless guards.
Frame 6: Xoph looks at the Captain.
Frame 7: BANG! Xoph’s head is blown off.
Frame 8: Xoph’s body collapses. The camera shows the Captain, who's holding a shotgun.
Frame 1: Capt. lowers the shotgun and raises his hand to a communicator in his ear.
Frame 2: Capt. turns around.
Capt.: Command? This is Captain Daniel Johnson. Prisoner Z-1 has been eliminated. I repeat: Z-1 has been eliminated.
Frame 3: View shifts to Xoph’s body.
Capt.: No sir, I'm the only survivor. He killed all the others.
Frame 4: Xoph’s head started to regrow.
Capt.: Yes sir, I can confirm he is dead. ... I blew his head off with a shotgun!
Xoph: Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.
Frame 5: View shifts back to Capt. His face is in utter terror. A large, smiling shadow stands behind him, it's hands on his shoulders.
Insanity: You really thought that would work, didn't you?
Frame 1: Scene changes to the command room. The boss and several other agents are standing around, working frantically.
Boss: C-Captain Johnson? Please respond.
Frame 2: View angle shifts slightly.
Boss: Captain, respond!
Comm.: ...ssssshhhhhhhhhh *click*
Frame 3: Front view of the boss. He’s horrified.
Xoph (through comm.): I’m very sorry sir, but Captain Johnson is currently unable to speak with you. Please leave a message after the scream.
Frame 4: Boss flinches.
Capt. (comm.): AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
Frame 5: The boss just stands there, shocked.
Frame 6: No change.
Xoph (comm.): I know you’re still there. I can hear you breathing.
Frame 1: Scene changes back to Xoph in the hallway.
Xoph: Fortunately, I plan on changing that.
Frame 2: View angle shifts.
Xoph: See you soon~
Frame 3: Xoph lowers the communicator.
Frame 4: And crushes it in his hand.