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Lei's teeth grit as he stared upwards at the hulking, dripping meat-beast that had stepped out of the cauldron. He thought the harpies on their own were a handful, but this monster seemed like it could level the whole city if left unattended. Walking up beside the person with the bat, he then nodded towards the one who had helped him fend off the harpies earlier.
"That one can use ice, I believe." He answered simply, before pausing when he caught sight of a girl who was seemingly trying to divebomb the massive creature from the skies above, only to miss completely and crash into one of the nearby stands.
The reptilian man blinked for a moment, before deciding to move on without addressing it.
"...Anyways, if he can freeze up the legs and make them cool enough to touch, I can constrict myself around them and hopefully trip up our opponent, or at least keep him rooted in one spot." Lei offered before narrowing his slit eyes in the direction that rotund chef was cowering.
The woman he recognized from the mayor's office stood there as well, and the furious expression on her face made it clear that she was none too pleased with the current events. At first he was unconcerned, or perhaps even glad that the obese man was likely going to have a world of pain visited upon him. After all, hadn't he done the same in kind, to numerous innocent civilians? His creatures even tried to maim children, which put the chef far beyond the reach of mercy, in Lei's eyes.
And yet, the 'villain' in question was trembling uncontrollably as tears streaked down his round cheeks. The green-hooded man sighed as his gloved hands clenched at his side. The pitiful sight forced him to remember the fact that being a hero didn't mean only helping the people that you liked. Quickly stretching his body and slithering rapidly in front of the overweight criminal, Lei then returned to his normal shape as he straightened up and faced the heated girl.
"Don't." He stated sternly as he motioned towards the man kneeling behind him. "I know he's responsible for all of this, but right now he's terrified, and beaten. If you want to watch over him to make sure he doesn't try anything else, that's fine. But I won't allow you to attack a person who's already down."
As Lei spoke, his scales seemed to shimmer a bit. He was focusing a great deal of his energy into producing a new layer of skin, due to the high possibility that he was about to be set on fire.