NVAE, WRECK ROOM (Fluxx, Greystone, Imago, Shiver, Taheka, Ursa; NPCs: Armorer, Backlash, Cacophony, Candyman, Capacitor, the Drifter, Eiron, Fach, Felsic, Fiore, Gae’bolg, Hubris, Kiln, Larrikin, Magnitude, Manticore, Martin, Maze, Parabola, Pict, Puck, Rheid, Singularity, Tantivy, Thorn, Vestige)
Fluxx paused. "I... admit I 'ad been giving zoughts in zat direction - systemic genetic modification. It would be intensive. Zere are 37.2 Trillion cells on average in a 'uman body. To modify every one...."
“...Is child’s play,” said Martin dismissively.
"Martin, are you saying you've taken it beyond zeory to actual practice? Are ze effects long-lasting? I was anticipating some sort of self-correcting mechanism at ze quantum level."
“Of course,” Martin said. “When I alter someone, I am altering zeir very genetic code. Ze effects are not ‘long-lasting’: they are permanent.”
Otso crunched his brow in thought. "Could that be it? You and your uncle are the last onez left, right Randy? If Martin could adjust your dna to make you no longer 'viable' for your father to use in his pursuit of power... It wouldn't eliminate him as a threat, he worked with Faustus before, but it would keep him from coming after you. You'd be free Randy."
Randy looked down at his hands in wonder.
"But would that mean Randy is no longer Randy then?” said Tamati.
"Zat gets into philosophy of identity. 'E'd still possess ze memories and zinking patterns of Randy, but ze body and likely ze powers would be different. My philosophy is zat bodies are changing all ze time. No difference if ze blueprint for ze physical form is altered." Fluxx shrugged. “But zen, I 'ave a unique perspective on ze malleability of ze physical form." Fluxx breifly shifted into his golden gelatinous form before resolving as 'Fluxx' once again.
Martin paid him no mind: his eyes were on several of the other students. “I don’t see any reason to not be the best version of ourselves we can be. For instance...” He put a hand on Rheid. The junior pulled back out of reflex and then froze.
“Wha-what the...? What did you do?”
Rheid turned. He had two eyes.
“What did you do to me‽”
Martin shrugged. “I made you better. I can help you all—remove your physical imperfections. You can shed disabilities or be ze gender you feel inside... It is really quite simple.” He looked to Fach. “‘Ere.” He reached out to her. “I can make you ze ideal body weight—make you less chunky.”
NVAE, BAND ROOM (Current; NPCs: Bottom)
"Why in the hell am I doing this?"
“Good day, I take it?” Bottom asked.