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- "When you have an incredible talent, what do you use it for?"
- ―Official tagline[src]
The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies is the first book of The Super Babies series, but it is the fifth chronologically. It was written in 2007 and published on 29 July, 2010, and has received mostly positive feedback from critics and fans. It centers on the search for Lindsay Kellerman and the latter joining the S.M.S.B. and the long-awaited death of the infamous Mr. Stupid NoHead.
These are dark times.
Long ago, mutantry was discovered in Ancient Egypt. Most mutants advocated to use their immense power for good, but some thought they were meant to rule the weak. A terrible war began. They were led by the cruel and ruthless Dark mutant Mr. Stupid NoHead, a man determined to rule the world and retake what once was his. The world gradually fell to the power of the Order.
But resistance came in the most unlikely form. Now, join Baby Intelligence in his epic journey across the world. Along with the tender-hearted Baby Strength and the comedic Force Baby, he seeks to unveil the prophecy of the Chosen One. That way, he will be able to destroy the evil Mr. Stupid NoHead and his armies. Although ravaged by a deadly war, there is an almost consistent air of courage and perseverance essential to brave what lies ahead.
Prologue, Part I Edit
- "A prophecy of justice was uttered from the lips of the prodigious Knight. While her followers held their breaths, Xamera listened intently."
Prologue, Part II Edit
Over a millennium later, Mr. Stupid NoHead rushes across the forest. At a clearing, he teleports to the goblins awaiting him. With the haunted nursery in plain sight, NoHead orders the goblins to circle around the house but forbids them from entering. He strides to the doorway and destroys the keyhole with his mutantry. Inside the nursery, he is surprised to see the corpses of nearly twenty-five infants and the maid littering the floor, presumably killed via shooting. He realizes Saurya is here, and he flies up a staircase made of large worms.
In what used to be an elegant living room, he sees through Saurya's masquerade as an old woman and confronts her, demanding that she give him the crystal. Then Aegii teleports into the room with the crystal in tow. NoHead kills Saurya with fire and realizes that the crystal cannot be removed from Aegii by force. He knocks her out via Stun beam and teleports to the Fifth NoHead Base with her as his captive, leaving the nursery to burn to the ground.
Rescue in the ruins Edit
In New York City, Baby Intelligence emerges from a crater and climbs to the top. Dead falgamas are littering the ground. He turns to see if Baby Strength and Force Baby are okay, and to his relief, they are. Getting to his feet, he learns a mutant in a violet cloak has come to their rescue. The mutant warned them that the NoHeads had erected a new fortress, the Fifth NoHead Base. Baby Intelligence is suspicious of him, but as a token of his goodwill, the mutant gives him a famous mutant card featuring Alberta Tootill.
The NoHeads Edit
Baby Intelligence sees a vision of Hell Burnbottom and Annabeth Black. They are arguing about the means to their previous mission for the Order. Suddenly, Kenzie appears and informs Burnbottom and Black that they have been summoned to the NoHead Base by the Qi’sheng. As Baby Intelligence jerks awake, the two NoHeads arrive at the fortress, where Mr. Stupid NoHead instructs them to follow Baby Intelligence to Australia. Black agrees, and after Burnbottom leaves, she informs NoHead of the publicity being caused by Lucy McCallin.
The cave Edit
Through a hole, they enter the cave. Baby Intelligence suspects that the hole was created by the explosion of a mine. They walk uphill, before taking a turn down a slope, but then Force Baby realized they were heading straight for a flood. Baby Intelligence shouts for them to turn back, but then Baby Strength spots canisters. Force Baby finds a cave-in at the same time, and they enter it to escape the water. Here, Baby Intelligence finds two bullets that date back to 1450. Peering deeper in, they find another canister wedged under the remains of a statue and push it out of a hidden opening. Baby Intelligence realizes this is the first scroll.
Baby Strength breaks it in half, causing words to appear: "Three brothers locked as one. The king of dance and humanities will speak as one. From what is from the strobe lights fun, that you come closer to being done."
A storm and an ally Edit
Baby Intelligence, Baby Strength, and Force Baby encounter a thunderstorm on the way to a motel. The wind is too much for them and Baby Intelligence fears they won't make it.
Suddenly, a finger beckons they come into the tent from which its owner resides. When he comes inside with Baby Strength and Force Baby, the woman inside, Carol Wilcox, makes them supper while telling Baby Intelligence what Mr. Stupid NoHead has been up to according to the news, while Force Baby plays with her cocker spaniel Gobbles and Baby Strength joins in the conversation. Baby Intelligence deduces that the Dark Lord is exceptionally elusive, as he clearly isn't ready to keep fighting the government until his army extends itself. Before leaving, they have a small row about why fighting the NoHeads is worth all the lives consumed.
Baby Intelligence finally relents and explains to him the basics of Crodela.
Baby Strength wants to make leather coating for the seats in the Pinewood Derby, something Baby Intelligence approves of.
The Dancing Dorm Edit
After two guards deny the S.M.S.B. entrance to the Dancing Dorm, Carol Wilcox seemingly appears out of nowhere, Gobbles in tow. She gets them into the Dorm as her guests, where she explains that she ran into several Inumatu who suspected her of harboring the S.M.S.B. and escaped, and proceeded to find employment under the condition that she came here and presented three thousand dollars to her boss (who is revealed in The Blabberish Singer to be Anthony Ruth).
The special boulder Edit
Baby Intelligence and Baby Strength fight over what to do with the boulder. Baby Strength wants to hurry, while Baby Intelligence insists that the Derby can take no more. Before it becomes lethal, Force Baby intervenes. Upon seeing a plume of black smoke, they realize that they have no choice but to flee.
Baby Intelligence encounters Carol a second time. He learns that she had fled to the estate of a new friend so she and Gobbles could contemplate their next course of action, as she had been fired from her job in Greece. She helps them divine the third scroll, though her explanation makes little sense to Baby Intelligence and he needs to make further inquiry.
Climbing Mount Everest Edit
Lucy McCallin Edit
- "All's fair in love and war."
- ―Force Baby, to Baby Intelligence[src]
Baby Intelligence, who has recently been poring over his Holocards to help him figure out what the third scroll means, realizes their next necessary step. He tells them that they need to speak to Lucy McCallin and ask her about the Chosen One, so the trio begins searching for the McCallin residence.
They soon discover that Lucy has betrayed them to the NoHeads; Annie, her daughter, was taken captive earlier in the year because she was encouraging support for Baby Intelligence, and she believes that giving them Baby Intelligence will win her freedom. The trio barely escape from the NoHeads come to fetch them. In an ingenious plan to ensure escape, Force Baby uses a Jedi Mind trick on Lucy (hence his Force connection) and blasts away the floor. When they are sighted by the NoHeads, they escape in the Pinewood Derby.
When Baby Intelligence wakes up, he meets Dukas' parents, Abram van Dukas and Riley Bell, who have been taking care of him and Force Baby. Eventually, they make plans to leave and continue their search for the Chosen One.
Locating Lindsay Kellerman Edit
The babies converse on a rooftop, but Kenzie and Annabeth Black unexpectedly teleport onto the roof with them. Ignoring Baby Intelligence's snide remark, Kenzie advances on Baby Strength while Black pushes Baby Intelligence out of the way. Force Baby attempts to retaliate, but the women teleport with his cousin.
Percy and Stephanie leaving the dollar theater after seeing what was later revealed to be The Silver Chair. As they pause to think about what they had seen, they are cornered by a robed character who asks them for a dollar. Percy refuses, but the villain then demands the money he and Stephanie are carrying for lunch money. He uses a pocketknife to force their backpacks open and steal the cash. As the criminal escapes with his loot, he is cornered by Baby Intelligence and Force Baby. Together, they are able to shake the stolen money off the mugger, though the villain launches a grenade. However, Lindsay, who was an orphan in the same alleyway, makes it disappear of thin air before it can hurt anyone. Baby Intelligence grabs the crook and, with Force Baby’s help, throws him into Officer Walltalker’s patrol car.
Believing he has finally found the baby he had foreseen would join them, Baby Intelligence brings Lindsay with them. Lindsay arrives at Baby Intelligence’s office, where Baby Intelligence introduces himself and tells her he has identified her power of Disappiration. He asks her if she will join, and Lindsay extends her hand to shake on it. However, this is interrupted by a recently-installed alarm. Everyone rushes to the Pinewood Derby to stop a bank robbery. On the way, Baby Intelligence introduces her to the other members: Baby Strength and Force Baby, reduced from Sebiscuits and Paige.
Upon arriving, the S.M.S.B. realizes they have failed to prevent the robbery in time. Despite this, Baby Intelligence saw the huge crack in the vault and hinted Mr. Stupid NoHead was the culprit. Lindsay seemed just as apprehensive, recalling her last encounter with him. After explaining who he was to Lindsay, Intelligence summoned the other members back outside and they all headed for his base.
Mr. Stupid NoHead saw them assemble outside and ambushed the babies. He immediately strangled Baby Intelligence, but Lindsay hurled a log at his face that caused him to let go of his prey. As NoHead turns to Lindsay, his disgust turns to delight. After defeating Lindsay in a brief standoff, Mr. Stupid NoHead casts Baby Intelligence out of his Base using a barrage of logs and a wagon. Using the wagon to stay above the water, the S.M.S.B. Grandmaster rolls into an underground chamber, and, after evading an army of wolves, is rescued by Lindsay and the others. Lindsay causes all four babies to disappear back into Mr. Stupid NoHead’s house.
Upon arriving, the babies locate a machine Mr. Stupid NoHead had created. When Baby Strength sees the controls were in German, he thought they were done for, but Baby Intelligence says it wouldn’t be a problem. He told it to self destruct in the foreign language, and it blows up moments later. The explosion wakes Mr. Stupid NoHead, and he leaves his private quarters to learn the S.M.S.B. had returned from the abyss. Baby Intelligence reengages the villain in a battle of light and dark as the Dark Lord launches electricity, ice, and fire at the superhero. After an intense standoff, Baby Intelligence is eventually overwhelmed by Mr. Stupid NoHead, who encases him in ice and pins him to a wall.
The death of the Dark Lord Edit
As Annabeth arrives on the platform, Mr. Stupid NoHead to finish him off, but Merlin's apprentice arrives via magic to save Baby Intelligence, as that was his second wish through the platinum pencil. A short battle ensues between the Dark mutant and wizard, and Annabeth escapes. Having fought the old man to a stalemate, NoHead disappears. With him seemingly fleeing, the wizard tells Baby Intelligence to leave, but then NoHead appears to them with appiritions of robots at his side. New arrival Lindsay Kellerman and Baby Intelligence take on the Dark Lord. At last, NoHead is blasted into a fireplace, releasing Dark energies everywhere.
Baby Intelligence awakes in a hospital wing back in Rome, where Baby Strength and Force Baby reveal that Mr. Stupid NoHead has been destroyed, and unfortunately, the wizard with him.
Mayor's gift and ending Edit
Being that Hell Burnbottom still existed, Baby Intelligence believes that a NoHead must still remain.
The S.M.S.B. organizes a great victory celebration on the streets of town. Percy and Stephanie are present there. Lindsay is the guest of honor, now wearing an informal supersuit given to her by Baby Intelligence. The book ends with a new threat in the form of a building-eating monster, which the S.M.S.B. leaps to face.
The main protagonist of the book is Baby Intelligence, a superhero determined to maintain world peace and destroy the evil NoHeads. Lindsay Kellerman is the deurotagonist; it is in this book that she joins the S.M.S.B. Baby Strength and Force Baby serve as supporting characters in the first book. Mr. Stupid NoHead, a powerful criminal bent on destroying the S.M.S.B., is the primary antagonist in “Pride of the Super Babies” and in the adjoining prequel trilogy. The secondary antagonist is the Lunch Money Bandit; his real name (Cygnus Evans) is not yet revealed. Supporting characters include Percy, Stephanie, and a pack of wolves under NoHead custody.
List of deaths Edit
|Character||Killed By||Cause Of Death||Circumstances|
|Mr. Stupid NoHead||Baby Intelligence and Lindsay Kellerman||Voice of Sir Edgar Caravan||Is smashed into the Fire Room|
|Merlin's second apprentice||Dark waves from Mr. Stupid NoHead's corpse||Dark waves||Sacrifices himself to prevent the waves from consuming everyone on the platform|
Behind the scenesEdit
Graphic novelization Edit
The graphic novelization of the book was published on March 2015, forty-nine months after the book was released (albeit the original, private, colorless picture book). The credited author was D. Isaac Thomas, who also wrote the series, as well as the Boys vs. Girls trilogy and countless others.
Smaller details were also changed; for example, the wolf clash toward the end was from Lindsay Kellerman’s perspective, instead of Baby Intelligence’s. Thomas published it upon ensuring edits lived up to standard.
The ebook for Pride of the Super Babies was first published as the start of The Super Babies - Part 2, Part 1 being the newer prequel series. A couple of deleted scenes were present in the novel, such as Baby Intelligence being interviewed and the encounter with an alien on the way to the MBH. This ebook is available on two websites, Wattpad and Movellas.
New characters Edit
- Sir Edgar Caravan
- Roman adversaries
- Lady Xamera
- Lady Xamera's soldiers
- Sir Edgar Caravan's army
- Mr. Stupid NoHead
- Baby Intelligence
- Baby Strength
- Force Baby
- Violet-cloaked mutant
- Alberta Tootill
- Annabeth Black
- Kenzie Walters
- Hell Burnbottom
- Merlin's second apprentice
- Italian President in 2020
- Joanne Skykes
- Lucy McCallin
- Brute Gunray
- Nolan Giles
- Mean King
- Riley Bell
- Abram van Dukas
- Unidentified interviewer
- Rotta Hecks
- Greg Hecks
- The Lunch Money Bandit
- Lindsay Kellerman
- NoHead sevlows
- Ai Chiou
- Rocken Role (brief cameo)
|D. Isaac Thomas' The Super Babies series|
|Pride of the Super Babies||book||graphic novelization|
|The Blabberish Singer||book||graphic novelization|
|Revenge of Hell Burnbottom||book||graphic novelization|
|An Ended Generation||book||graphic novelization|
|The Final Chapter||book||graphic novelization|
|Zero to Hero||book||graphic novelization|
|The Second Hero||book||graphic novelization|
|The S.M.S.B.||book||graphic novelization|
|The Last Battle||book||graphic novelization|
|The X-Children||book||graphic novelization|
|The X-Adults: Endgame||book||graphic novelization|
|The X-Adults: Endgame||book||graphic novelization|
|Before The SMSB|
|When is Prehistory?||book||individual|
|Why Has The Storm Ceased?||book||individual|
|Where is the Darkness?||book||individual|
|Who Will Hold Dominion?||book||individual|
|What is a Bloodbath?||book||individual|
|The Life and Legends|