At Headcase's warning, the stranger's demeanor entirely changes. His jovial grin turns to threatening smile, and he replies: "Observant tin can you've got there. Unfortunately you aren't in much of a position to tell us what to do... you're surrounded, outnumbered, and--"

The stranger falters momentarily noticing that headcase, utterly not intimidated, is not stopping his countdown, but he regains his composure right before Headcase reaches 1.

"Very well. The hard way it is then."