7X13 First Person Shooter
Mulder and Scully are called to the offices of the First Person Shooter video game by the Lone Gunman, after one of the gamers was actually killed whilst inside the game. The members of the Lone Gunman have a vested interest in the game and share the concern of the game's programmers, Ivan and Phoebe, who wish to keep the death as low profile as possible to avoid any adverse publicity before the game is released. The victim appears to have been shot despite the fact that there is no evidence of a gun in the game area. Working with the computer they manage to get an image of a woman who it appears is responsible. When a computer guru is brought in to play the game, he too is attacked in the game area and killed. All the evidence suggests that the murderer is a virtual character inside the game called Maitreya, until the local police contact Mulder telling him they have a suspect in custody. The woman named Jade Blue Afterglow, who looks exactly like Maitreya, knows nothing of the game First Person Shooter, claiming that she was paid by a medical facility for a full body scan.
Back at the First Person Shooter offices, the Lone Gunman are checking out the gaming area when the game starts by itself, trapping them inside. Mulder enter the game in order to aid Frohike, Langley and Briers, but he is soon over come by Maitreya. Promptly the game ends with Mulder still inside, however monitoring software locates him and it is left up to Scully to try to save him.
Mulder: "Maybe past where the imagination ends our true natures lie, waiting to be confronted on their own terms. Out where the intellect is at war with the primitive brain in the hostile territory of the digital world where laws are silent and rules disappear in the midst of arms.
Born in anarchy with an unquenchable bloodthirst we shudder to think what might rise up from the darkness."
|| William Gibson
|| Tom Maddox
|| Chris Carter
|| Special Agent Fox Mulder
|| Special Agent Dana Scully
|| Maitreya/Jade Blue Afterglow
|| Ivan Martinez
|Billy Ray Gallion
|Michael Ray Bower
|| Detective Lacoeur
|| Security Guard
|| Darryl Musashi
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