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[Helen wakes up in a subzero computer room, strapped to a chair. She's trying to remove the hypno-goggles from her face but she is tied up to a chair and unable to use her power, due to the temperature].
Evelyn: [outside from a glass wall] I would resist the temptation to stretch. The temperature around you is well below freezing. Try to stretch and you'll break.
Helen: So, you're the Screenslaver.
Evelyn: Yes... and no. Let's say that I created the character and pre-recorded the messages.
Helen: Does Winston know?
Evelyn: [laughs] That I'm the Screenslaver? Of course not. Can you imagine what Mr. Free Enterprise would do with my hypnotic technology?
Helen: Worse than what you're doing?
Evelyn: Hey, I'm using the technology to destroy people's trust in it. Like I'm using superheroes.
Helen: Who did I put in jail?
Evelyn: Pizza delivery guy. Seemed the right height and build. He gave you a pretty good fight. I should say, I gave you a good fight through him.
Helen: But it doesn't bother you that an innocent man's in jail?!
Evelyn: Eh, he was surly, and the pizza was cold.
Helen: I counted on you.
Evelyn: [chuckles] That's why you failed.
Helen: What?
Evelyn: Why would you count on me? Because I built you a bike? Because my brother knows the words of your theme song? We don't know each other!
Helen: But you can count on me anyway!
Evelyn: I'm supposed to, aren't I? Because you have some strange abilities and a shiny costume, the rest of us are supposed to put our lives into your gloved hands. That's what my father believed. When our home was broken into, my mother wanted to hide. Begged my father to use the safe room, but Father insisted they call his superhero friends. He died — pointlessly, stupidly — waiting for heroes to save the day.
Helen: But why would you...? Your brother...
Evelyn: [furiously] a child! He remembers the time when we had parents and superheroes! So, like a child, Winston conflates the two. Mommy and Daddy went away because Supers went away. Our sweet parents were fools to put their lives in anybody else's hands! Superheroes keep us weak!
Helen: Are you gonna kill me?
Evelyn: Nah. [smiles smugly] Using you is better. You're going to help me make Supers illegal forever.
[with a remote control, she turns on the hypno-goggles and puts Helen under her control]

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