A group of thieves, forgers, chemists, and various others of different backgrounds, The Team is a heist team gathered together by Dom Cobb to perform one single job under the payment of Japanese businessman Mr. Saito; implant the idea within the head of the heir Robert Fischer of an oil business empire to divide said empire.
The Team uses a highly sedative drug to penetrate the mind of their target, but discover Fischer had been taking lessons in defending against them within his mind. The Team is shocked to discover that, unlike a normal extraction, they will go into Limbo if they die in the dream. Saito is mortally wounded by Fischer's projections of his mind, but the Team manages to get past the first level of his subconscious, as well as plant the idea that Robert should reconsider his father's will.
In the second level, the Team recruits Fischer to work with them by convincing him that his godfather had him kidnapped and they are his subconscious projects to help him. Fischer accompanies them to the third level, where they nearly succeed. However, Mal, Cobb's dead wife sabotages the mission by kiling Fischer and sending him into Limbo.
Dom and Ariadne penetrate Limbo, where they discover the truth behind Mal; She committed suicide when she believed that she was still in Limbo after being trapped there for what felt like fifty years with Cobb. Despite Mal's insistence, Cobb volunteers to trade himself for Fischer to look for Saito. All of the Team escape the dream except Cobb and Saito.
The two men eventually meet each other in Limbo, where they both wake the other up. Cobb and Saito reawaken on the plane with the others, and Saito fufills his promise to clear Cobb's name of Mal's murder. The Team disbands after this, and Cobb appears to exit the extraction business altogether. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Cobb successfully passes through U.S. customs to his waiting father-in-law, who reunites him with his children. Cobb attempts to determine if he is dreaming or awake by spinning a top, but ignores its outcome to instead happily greet his family.
Battle vs. Counter Terrorist Unit (by Omnicube1)Edit
CTU dispatched six of its members to terminate a threat in a nearby city. The threat is a supposed terrorist group of six men and women attacking corporate executives. The Counter Terrorist Unit squad consists of Jack Bauer, Chloe O'Brian, Cole Ortiz, Renee Walker, Curtis Manning, and Bill Buchanan. As they pass through the streets they see a corporate building ahead set on fire and civilians running towards them.
"Watch where you shoot, I don't want any innocent lives taken!" yells Jack. He points to a nearby truck with its back-door open. "Chloe get in the truck and set up, I want full surveillance over the city."
"Got it, Jack." replies O'Brian. She pulls out her sidearm and sets it aside. She opens her bag, takes out her laptop, and accesses CTU's surveillance network. Suddenly, there is gunfire.
"Down!" commands Bauer. "Cole, what do you say?"
"Six hostiles heading our way. Possibly the people we're looking for; they're pretty well-dressed." answers Cole Ortiz.
"That's them! Weapons free, weapons free!" yells Jack. Renee Walker sets up her Barrett M98 Bravo and looks for her first target. She fires.
"Ahhh, f---!" screams Saito. His left arm was torn right off by the sheer power of the Barrett M98.
"Sniper, hit the deck!" yells Cobb. "Arthur, I want that sniper found!"
"Got it," answers Arthur. He gets his binoculars and spots Renee readying her rifle.
"Find you," whispers the Point Man. He raises the ground underneath her and forms Penrose stairs to raise her out of her hiding spot. Cobb draws his Blaser R93 and takes Renee out.
"Son of a bitch! Curtis see if she can be saved." yells Jack. "Damnit Chloe I want that surveillance up now!"
"I'm trying!" screams Chloe in desperation.
"She's down and out Jack," says Curtis Manning.
"All right, Curtis and Bill lay down suppressing fire so me and Cole can take these son of a bitches out," commands Bauer. The two do as they say firing their Glock 17 and MP5A3 respectively. Saito, using his stump of an arm to support the MP5A3, fires. A aerial-surveillance drone flies above.
"Drone!" warns Ariadne.
"It must be their's," says Cobb. "Take it out!"
Arthur raises his FN SCAR and fires in bursts at the drone. It does no damage.
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." says Eames from behind. He raises his Milkor MGL and fires a grenade. It explodes taking out the drone. He turns and fires at the approaching CTU agents. Jack dives but Cole is too late. The grenade detonates and kills Cole instantly. Jack, in anger, stands up and runs toward The Team, firing his G36C. Eames is struck several times in the torso. He falls. Cobb drops his Blaser R93 and draws his Beretta Px4 Storm. He fires at Jack but misses his shots. The CTU agent returns fire but also misses. He runs out of ammunition for his G36C and swaps for his MP7A1.
"Arthur and Saito, I want you two to flank these guys." commands Cobb amidst gunfire.
"But my arm," whimpers Saito.
"Just go, this is the only way we can win this." says Cobb. The two proceed around, firing their Vektor CP1 and Glock 17 respectively. Saito then tosses a M26 Hand Grenade. It explodes, sending shrapnel into Curtis' arm. Curtis ignores the pain and fires his Glock 17. He finishes off Saito who throws his CP1 into the air. Arthur catches it and fires both pistols at the same time, killing Curtis. Bill pops from cover and fires his Browning High-Power. Arthur is struck in the arm, causing him to drop his Glock. He empties the magazine to the CP1, drops it, and runs for Curtis' Glock. He picks it up and sends a bullet right into Bill's forehead. He then proceeds to search for Chloe.
Cobb is in the midst of fighting Jack while Ariadne hides behind an abandoned car.
"Ariadne, I need you to build something right now!" commands Cobb.
"I can't!" yells Ariadne.
"Then catch!" Cobb throws his Px4 Storm toward her and she catches it. "Join the fight!"
She rises from cover and flinches as she fires each shot. Cobb runs toward Eames' lifeless body and picks up a SIG SG552. Yusuf arrives in a white van to pick up The Team.
"What the f--- is going on here?" asks Yusuf, who takes out a Sawed-off Double Barrel shotgun near his seat. Jack fires his USP Compact at Yusuf, severely wounding him. The Chemist fires twice, emptying his shotgun but misses each shot. He draws his SIG Sauer P239 and fires it in desperation. However, he is quickly killed off by Jack. Cobb pops from cover and fires his SG552. Jack craftily dodges each shot and fires the last round in his USP. He kills Cobb immediately.
Meanwhile, Arthur has found Chloe's laptop but not Chloe herself. She runs out of her cover, firing her Glock 19. She hits Arthur in the chest. He grabs the wound and feigns his death. As she approaches him, Arthur trips her and kills her with her own Glock.
Jack moves forward, grimacing as he looks upon the lifeless bodies and empty cartridges. Ariadne appears in front of him with Cobb's Px4 Storm pointed right at his head.
"Please, you do not have to do this," pleads Jack. She fires anyways, killing him. Arthur runs toward her and takes the weapon away from her. They look back and see the dead bodies of their comrades before them. The two embrace.
"F***" screams Jack. He wakes up with sweat dripping down his chest.
Winner: The Team
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Battle vs Freddy Krueger (by MilitaryBrat)Edit
"Good night James, i'll see you in the morning." Cobb said to his young son as he turned off the light and closed the door. Cobb walked to his bedroom that he once shared with his late wife, Mal. He sat on the edge of the bed and thought about what had just happened. He was home, Mr. Saito had made good on his word to assist in that. But still, the pain of Mal's suicide still lingered in the room. Cobb looked at Mal's place on the bed, and a single tear rolled down his cheek. Cobb didnt think he was ready to sleep in his own bed again. So he packed up his pillow, grabbed a blanket from the linen closet, and headed for the couch. Cobb drifted off to sleep, a tad uncomfortable as he was sleeping on a couch, but able to sleep nonetheless. In James' room, he was dreaming. At first it was nice dream. His father had returned, and was playing with him and his sister. But then it all changed.
"Hello James, " his father said to him, "want a lolly pop?"
"Sure, " James said, he reached for it when the scene changed. His father now had knives coming from his fingers, and his face melted into the visage of Freddy Krueger. Krueger split the image of Cobb in half with his clawed glove, and spoke to James.
"Hey kid, you ever hear of the boogie man?" Krueger asked.
"Y-yyyy-yes." James sputtered.
"Well he's my bitch!!!" Freddy then laughed his horrible laugh. Lucky for James he was able to wake up from this horrible nightmare. He ran screaming to his father's bedroom and saw it empty. So he ran downstairs, tripped going down, but that didn't stop him. He found his father on the couch, now awake because of his son's screaming.
"What's the matter James?" Cobb asked, "Did you have a bad dream?"
"Yes daddy," James wimpered.
"What was it about?"
"There was a man, in a striped sweater. And a burned face. He had knives coming out of his fingers."
"Krueger" Cobb whispered to himself as he went pale, realizing who the man was. Then he realized what he needed to do.
"Philippa, Philippa wake up." Cobb said.
"Why daddy?" She asked.
"We're taking a trip to Grandma's okay? We need to get you and James out of this house."
"Why?" she asked.
"Don't ask questions Philippa," Cobb said frantically, "just do as I say, understand?"
"Okay daddy," Philippa said.
The next day.....
Cobb picked up his phone and looked at the address book he purchased at the airport in Australia. It listed the names of his previous team: Arthur, Ariadne, Eames, Yusuf, and Mr. Saito. The last job had gone well so it would make sense to use that team again. First he called Arthur.
"Arthur, it's me Cobb." Cobb said into the phone.
"What's the matter Cobb?" Arthur asked, "You sound worried."
"Who is it Arthur?" A voice said from Arthur's end.
"It's Cobb, Ariadne." Arthur said to her.
"I see you took a liking to Ariadne." Cobb said to his friend as a way to regain Arthur's attention.
"A bit, yeah. We uh, we just woke up actually." Arthur said.
"Interesting," Cobb said, "But not important right now, we need to get our team back together. Krueger is back."
"Krueger...... But isn't he dead?" Arthur asked.
"Of course, but he's back. And he's invading James' dreams. He was lucky to get away with his life."
"Point taken, we'll be on our way." Arthur replied. "Ariadne, get dressed Cobb needs us."
"Oh, and Arthur," Cobb said, "Pick up Yusuf on your way, we'll need to go deep."
"How deep Cobb?" Ariadne said as Arthur handed her the phone so he could get himself dressed.
"Hello Ariadne, as deep as we went last time. Can I rely on you to help with this?"
"Sure, Cobb. We'll also get Yusuf and Eames for you."
"Thank you, I'll work on Saito. See you when you get here." Cobb said as he hung up.
Cobb picked up the phone again and thought back to when he first met Mr. Saito. He was hired by another company to steal from Saito, which fortunately for Cobb led to him being able to see his children again.
"Hello Mr. Cobb,
Winner: Freddy Krueger