"Push it down, channel it, that fear and rage that's flowing. Be a shield first but when it comes time to fight hold nothing back." She had done everything with her mental abilities to lend an aid to the students, now it was out of her hands. She had to trust Teja would see it through, short of family though there probably wasn't anyone she trusted more though. There wasn't anyone she put more faith in. In he current fight Mana was being supported by Ryoko and the teen wasn't sure there was anyone more perfect to call on in such a way. They could do this, there was probably a evil monologue lambasting their efforts of course. He wasn't able to see everything going on underneath though, so instead Mana simply let her furry come out of her with a laser like focus.
Legs came clean off the opposition the metal radiating heat as the blade separated them. Mana herself could remember the feeling off losing the legs herself, she doubted there was feeling there for Jake but Mana wanted to remember it. To know what she was committing to. Her foot comes down on the head as the rocketeer channeled her latest invention into a devastating kick. She lands having gone from behind her foe to back in front, lashing out with a dizzying velocity.
Her sword slashes into an armored torso threatening to split the opposition in twain as it hung in the air legless. The tail was countered though, Jake choosing to not be just the victim of the onslaught thrown his way. She hadn't been focused on defending her systems when it came to technopathy wanting to instead be ready to trail after a target, thus meant her tail was redirected. But, she turned it off before the laser would fire. There was a lesson there, further hammering home not to let her defenses slide both in the physical and mental. She was not about to be the detriment of the mission, to be a hinderance.nshe had felt like she'd failed to much to accept such an outcome.
A fist comes through the machine, armor parts as a searing hand lances through. The man bleeds oil and the heat ignites it. The suroundings of the trio slightly decorated with flames. More like a sphere though in nature than the flames one was used to. They didn't expand as much either at least not yet, sort of a gyrating spark it struggled to expand. Mana wished she could of marveled at it more but she was dumping everything she had into making consequence a reality. Jake quips downplaying the severity done from the attacks and it sinks in for her finally just how much of a puppet they were dealing with. Likely not much beyond a brain in a jar, a sad thing to consider. The kind of loss Mana was most afraid of.
She was going to feel bad for what her next plan was, but first came defense.
It should t even be that much of a surprise to anyone who had come to know the young hero. Time after time after time the roots of this move was done. She could tell something was about to be done, an attack starting at the puppet and reaching outwards. Electricity being weaponized against them now that they're own source of lightning was away. So Mana moves for, perhaps strangely to an onlooker a hug. Taking efforts to make sure her sword flanked left and her tail coiled and covered the right. Her shield covering the back, making as much of a shell as she possibly could. She was a conductor, metal legs and arms, one complete arm. Metal spine, metal in her face, a torso that was mostly mechanized.
Her body would go limp, her arms and legs unmoving. Her back stiff as a board. The world went dark as her vision was gone, went silent as her ears burned out. Weightless and motionless as everything switched off but one thing. Her lung, the attack had focused on destroying devices over shocking the body. So she let every system go but one. That which would help her continue to breathe. Mana knew that because of her the team would be stable might lose a few devices, she wasn't exactly the biggest girl around to dwarf someone in a hug after all. They would be able to survive though and pull her out of this mess.
She wasn't alone.
However, that wasn't to say she didn't have an attack plan. That taking a hit was all she could do. No with almost no tech to focus on or ability to attack that gave more effort to pour into something else. Nothing seemed to indicate that there was any brain to target, rather that Jake or whatever was left seemed to reside just in the machines. Perhaps the base in truth was now him, who could really say. Mana would look to crash her way into Jake's mind or whatever the substitute was a bombardment to burst through as she then looked to take hold of a particular segment of the machine.
Mana would look to crush that which handled powers. To reach into the controls of that unique ability and shred them. To find the wires of that cerebral machine and rewire it into an unusable incompressible mess. How the powers worked as a component of machine was something she wished she had time to study. But there was no such time, "Said you wanted consequence right? So how about we take that which has made you so vital? The one thing you have had going for you this whole time." Mana wasn't quite done however, she knew for this to work she likely needed to make it two pronged, she had however an idea.
Back in Solar City back on her own home world, X had taken an effort to help Mana grasp what Gale Xanders had set up. Everything about that city was using a entirely different coding, a language incomprehensible to most who looked at it. A dialect of an anchient race changed into coding, and Mana would use this as her instrument for attack. Without herself to worry about she would aim to change the very electronic signatures and programming to the language of Xanders. Even if the opposition was a technopath on her level in addition to a master of manipulating electronics she figured it would be difficult when the A.I or whatever it may be was changed fundamentally in how it worked. She had no idea if it would be successful, but until she knew Alfonse and Jordan were safe there wasn't an amount of effort she wasn't willing to go to.