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Let It Come Down, also known as Century: 2009, is the third and last chapter of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century.

Plot[]

In 2009, the male Orlando is serving in the British Army and stationed in Q'mar. He receives a medal after apparently surviving a massacre, but he privately confesses to a fellow immortal soldier – Colonel Cuckoo – that he actually committed the massacre himself in a moment of violent madness. Returning home to London, which has become a dystopia rife with poverty and depression, Orlando's gender switches to female. Prospero – outraged by the League's continuous failure to stop Oliver Haddo – appears and reveals the Antichrist has already been born, therefore the League only have a limited time to prevent Armageddon. In desperation, Orlando approaches the elderly Emma Night, the current head of MI5, and offers her the secret to immortality in exchange for help finding Mina. After speaking with Night she is briefly reunited with Allan, who has become a homeless drug addict, but he panics and flees before she can talk to him.

Mina is staying in a psychiatric hospital run by the descendants of Rosa Coote, where she is medicated on strong sedatives. Orlando retrieves her from the hospital and takes her off the drugs, and as Mina's memories return she remembers they are due another meeting with Andrew Norton. They try to convince Allan to help them, but he refuses and claims he no longer wants to live a heroic life. When Norton reappears at King's Cross, he guides Mina and Orlando through the hidden Platform 9 3/4, where they find the wreckage of a magical train full of decaying corpses. He explains the train is operated magically and its track leads to the school the Antichrist came from, but he himself is unable to join them. The train travels across Britain's underlying dream realm and stops at the ruins of a school for wizards. As Mina and Orlando search the ruins, flashbacks show the events leading up to the school's destruction. As a baby, the Antichrist (who is heavily implied to be Harry Potter but never referred to by name) was scarred with the mark of the beast on his forehead, and throughout the child's adolescence, Oliver Haddo tried to manipulate him into accepting his destiny by staging a series of adventures set in the school and portraying a nemesis for him to fight. However, the revelation of his true destiny drove the Antichrist insane and he went on a destructive rampage, destroying the school and killing all the staff and pupils. When Mina and Orlando return to London, Prospero urges them to confront the Antichrist and use Excalibur to signal for reinforcements. Meanwhile, Allan buys a gun and prepares to commit suicide, but ultimately decides not to.

The Antichrist is hiding in an invisible house, where he angrily rants at Haddo's severed head, which is still alive. When Mina and Orlando arrive to confront him, he emerges as a giant covered in eyes and begins to trigger the end of the world. As Orlando battles him, Excalibur reacts by summoning a light in the sky, which is seen by everyone in the world. Out at sea, arch-terrorist Jack Nemo (the great-grandson of the original Captain Nemo) sees the light, and deciding to abandon his terrorist actions in Pakistan, he orders his crew to return to Lincoln Island, where a new Nautilus is being constructed. Back in London, Allan arrives to help Mina and Orlando, shooting the Antichrist with a futuristic weapon. However, the Antichrist is unaffected by the blast and shoots a bolt of magical lightning from his penis, which kills Allan. An enigmatic woman resembling Mary Poppins descends from the sky and destroys the Antichrist by transforming him into a chalk drawing on the road, which washes away in the rain. Haddo's head states Armageddon will still happen, but now Mina is destined to initiate it. However, before he can explain further the woman takes him and ascends back into the sky.

Emma Night arrives, accompanied by two women who have left MI5, as she has now. They escort Mina and Orlando to Africa, where Allan's body is buried in an existing grave dating back to when he originally faked his death in 1885. As they depart for the Fire of Youth, Night inquires how an immortal is able to cope with eternal life, and Mina simply tells her one has to keep on living.

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Characters[]

AntichristArielAslanRupert BearBernard BlackJimmy BondCalibanBelinda CooteCrash BritanusColonel CuckooArthur DalyThe DoctorAlex DrakeRuth EvershedGrimly FeendishArgus FilchFireclownCathy GaleJane GayHermione GrangerWorzel GummidgeOliver HaddoSuper HansJack HarknessJohn HartHedwigHook JawGene HuntJ1J3J4J5J6Tara KingKlankyGraham LinehanVesper LyndDraco MalfoyTerry McCannMinerva McGonagallRoger MellieMiss MoneypennysMina MurrayHiro NakamuraJack NemoEmma NightAndrew NortonOrlandoAloysius "Nosey" ParkerSir Henry PearceAndy PipkinVicky PollardProsperoMary PoppinsAllan QuatermainRajTom RiddleRockyDave RudmanSlim CharlesVenus SmithSeverus SnapeSteel CommandoStringer BellTacariguaThomas the Tank EngineTiger TimLou ToddTomSwiss ToniJohn TullochRon WeasleyKen Paul Whitehouse

Mentioned characters[]

Idi AminAquamanJeffrey ArcherKing ArthurAyeshaBartletBatmanBig BrotherBladudBoadiceaBrutus of TroyAngelica ButtonCaptain UniverseBrian CatlingSelwyn CavorVincent ChaseRosa Belinda CooteSir Henry CurtisJanni DakkarTom DavisJohnny DeppGeorge DixonHugo DrummondAidan DunDutch DollsJohannes FaustFraserSigmund FreudFur-QGalley-WagGeoffrey of MonmouthGreystashLord GreystokeAdenoid HynkelJ2Henry JekyllJesusTracey JordanWilliam KingKing LearLudNomi MaloneMassive GeniusAndy MillmanJames MoriartyNemesis the WarlockNemo ISir John NightNipperPalmerAlan N. PartridgeJeff ParkerQuispRabooSaberRichard SeymourSinbadJon SnowKing SolomonWill StantonJohn SteedTantorTarna the Jungle BoySpooky TawdryTernerTri-ManMalcolm TuckerUmslopogaasVullJoan WarralsonMichael Westen

Locations[]

  • Earth
    • Ardistan (mentioned)
    • Blazing World (mentioned)
    • Darfur (mentioned)
    • Hell (mentioned)
    • India
    • Islamabad (mentioned)
    • Kandahar (mentioned)
    • Kashmir (mentioned)
    • King Solomon's mines (mentioned)
    • Lincoln Island (mentioned)
    • Marathon (mentioned)
    • Milan (mentioned)
    • Natal (gravestone)
      • Durban (gravestone)
    • Pakistan (mentioned)
    • Paris (mentioned)
    • Q'Mar
    • Sikandergul (mentioned)
    • Soho (mentioned)
    • Somalia (mentioned)
    • Troy (mentioned)
    • Uganda (mentioned)
    • United Kingdom
      • Birmingham Spaceport (mentioned)
      • Camelot (mentioned)
      • Cardiff (mentioned)
      • Edmonton
      • Groosham Grange (street sign)
      • London
        • Centrepoint
        • The Drum'n' Bassment
        • Gosh!
        • Grimmauld Place
        • Hyde Park (mentioned)
        • King's Cross
          • Platform 13
        • Martian playground
        • QueeQueg’s
        • RUNEd PLACE
        • Vauxhall
      • Grimmauld Place (street sign)
      • Mildew Manor (poster)
      • Monmouth (mentioned)
      • Scotland
        • Hogsmeade
          • Hogsmeade station
          • Whomping Willow
        • Hogwarts
      • Scream Inn (poster)
      • Strange Hill School (street sign)
      • Turville Hall (street sign)
      • Weirdsister College (poster)
    • Vorrh (mentioned)
    • Zuvendis
  • Moon (picture)

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