On the last chapter of The Goddess of Destruction, the Chaotix and company resumed their battle against the multi-Elemental Goddess, Silvra, who was still under Dr. Robotnik’s mind control. In the meantime, while that was going on, Sonic and Knuckles decided to return to the altar in order to get the Master Emerald, and use it to disable Silvra’s Elemental Chaos Ring power. Shortly after inputting the code to remove the barrier, Egg-Robo, who was sent by Dr. Robotnik to claim it, decided to swipe it before Knuckles had the chance to grab it. In order to get it back, Knuckles, Sonic, Shadow, Squash, and Omega began chasing him down. During the chase, Egg-Robo fired lasers at the group in order to slow them down, but unfortunately for him, that proved to be ineffective, since they often managed to dodge the attacks. Eventually, Egg-Robo and Omega fired charged lasers at one another and got into a beam struggle, with the latter emerging victorious in the end, effectively sending Egg-Robo flying over the horizon.
After reclaiming the Master Emerald, all of them immediately headed back to the Sand Ocean base to help the Chaotix and the rest of the heroes battle Silvra. All of them with the exception of Shadow, who made a brief trip to the Space Colony, ARK in order to get one of Professor Gerald’s healing devices to use on Tiara Boobowski, who got herself critically injured in a battle against Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper. Meanwhile, just as Knuckles was in the middle of disabling the power of the Elemental Chaos Rings, Silvra abruptly lashed out her vines and snatched the Master Emerald, and took it with her into outer space. Shortly afterwards, Shadow arrived on the scene with the seventh Chaos Emerald, along with the newly-healed Tiara, and they all decided to use the emeralds’ power to transform and follow Silvra into space, and finish their battle. Rouge and Omega, on the other hand, decided to stay behind to collect rings to help fuel their super forms in case they find themselves running low on ring energy.
Elsewhere within the base, Shock, Storm, and Mecha Amy met up with Cream the Rabbit and the rest of the group, who were in the process of “storming” the base in search of Robotnik and the device that he was using to control Silvra. After finally making the decision to not take orders from the doctor anymore, the three of them began leading the switch-hunting group to a shortcut that led to Robotnik’s room, but their path was abruptly blocked by Metal Sonic Version 3.0, who’s caught onto Shock, Storm, and Mecha Amy’s treachery, and was bent on disposing of them, along with the rest of the group, who he had a bone to pick with.
The question remains… Will they be able to successfully defeat Metal Sonic 3.0 once again, so they could get the mind-control device away from Robotnik and change Silvra back to her original self? Speaking of Silvra, will Knuckles, the Chaotix and company, even with the aid of the Chaos Emeralds, be able to hold her off until then? Find out on this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction!
Metal Sonic 3.0: So, which of you pathetic weaklings would like to come at me next?
Metal Sonic 3.0: What’s the matter? Are you afraid of me?
Slush: Don’t kid yourself.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Then what’s stopping you?
Mecha Amy: You know… That’s a good question! *Takes out her metallic hammer, opens it up, and fires missiles at him*
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Holds out the palm of his hand, catches the missiles with a telekinetic force, and launches them back at her (and everyone else)*
Marine: AAAAAHHH! LOOK OUT!
*They spread out and dodge as the explosions occur*
Metal Sonic 3.0: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Fools! You can’t fathom the power you’re up against!
Gamma: *Aims his blaster at Three-Point Zero and fires*
Porkenstein: *Does the same with his Laser Bazooka*
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Jets out of the way*
Slush: Take this! HAAAAAA! *Fires an ice beam at him*
Shock: *Fires an electric one*
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Surrounds one of his hands with fire and uses it to melt the ice blast, and surrounds his other one electric current, and uses it to block the electric beam*
Metal Sonic 3.0: As I told EG-002 earlier, I’ve already obtained data from a majority of you so-called “Goddesses”, so there’s nothing you could possibly HOPE to do against me! Any technique you try will be automatically countered!
Amy: Counter THIS! *Tosses her hammer at him*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Pathetic. *Catches it in a telekinetic hold*
Amy: *Rushes toward him, and uses the Homing Attack*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhh! *Falls over*
Ray: Wow, nice one! Up until now, I had no idea you knew how to use the Homing Attack!
Amy: Thanks. I learned it a while ago from watching Sonic use it.
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Sits up*
Heavy: *Aims at Three-Point Zero, and launches his fist out like a rocket (as he did to Bean six chapters ago)*
Amy: Waaaah! *Dodges*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhh! *Gets knocked in the head and falls back down*
Amy: *Glares at Heavy*
Heavy: …What’s YOUR problem?
Amy: Watch where you’re shooting next time, will you!? You almost hit me!
Heavy: Oh, big deal. It’s not like I actually did.
Amy: Yeah, but still, it’s not like it would’ve hurt to give me a warning first!
Heavy: Fine, whatever. I’ll keep that in mind. Quit whining, already.
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Sits up again*
Marine: Strewth! I think he’s gettin’ back up again!
Slush: Allow me! *Holds out her palm again, and fires another ice beam*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Ghhhh…! *Gets frozen*
Slush: There…that should take care of him for the time being.
Bark: For the time being?
Slush: Yeah. Like he said a few minutes ago, he’s copied data from the other Goddesses, including Scorch. If I remember correctly, Three-Point Zero has also copied data from Blaze at some point, so he’ll most likely end up melting his way out. When he does, I’ll stay here and handle him while the rest of you move on and get that switch away from Robotnik!
Ray: Are you sure you’ll be able to handle him by yourself?
Slush: I’ll manage. You guys run along now. I’ve got everything under control. Remember, Silvra’s counting on you guys!
Cream: Okay. Good luck, Miss Slush.
???: WHOA, WHOOOOAAAAAAH!
???: Ah, crap! AH, CRAAAAAAAP!!!
Seedra: Huh? Did anyone else hear that, or am I going crazy?
Ray: No, you’re not alone. I heard it, too.
Honey: So did I. In fact, I think I know exactly whose voices those are…
*Suddenly, Nack and Bean come crashing through the ceiling in the Egg –O- Matic Hovercrafts that they stole*
Honey: Just as I thought.
*They fall through the ground next, and create a crater in the floor*
Porkenstein: Hmm hmm hmm! You know, I DO remember saying that if the police somehow failed to catch Fang, then I hoped his hoverpod would crash and burn, and what do you know? It actually happened! Be careful what you wish for, eh?
Amy: Serves him right!
Nack: *Climbs out of the hole* Man, talk abou’ ‘da rough landin’…
Bean: *Climbs out, too* Yeah, tell me about it…
Nack: *Looks around* ‘Ey? Whadda YOU chumps doin’ here?
Porkenstein: Not that it’s any of your concern, but we’ve come here to stop Dr. Robotnik.
Nack: *Looks at Porkenstein* ‘Ey, wayda minute! I remembuh you! You’re one o’ ‘dem geezers who dimed me out to ‘da cops earlia! You’re gonna pay fa ‘dat, y’hear!?
Amy: Yes, and he should have! After what you did to Boobowski, you deserved it!
*The others agree*
Nack: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold ‘da phone! Am I missin’ somethin’, here? Why’re YOU stickin’ up fa ‘dat wench all of a sudden? Last time I checked, ‘da two o’ youse weren’t exactly pals ‘r nutin’, since you’re always fightin’ ovah Sonic ‘n’ whatnot. You woulda ended up doin’ ‘da same thing eventually! You should be thankin’ me fa savin’ ya ‘da trouble, ‘cause ‘dat’s preddy much all I did!
Amy: What’re you talking about!? I NEVER would have done something like that! Period!
Nack: HA! Seein’ how ‘da two o’ youse were always at each uddah’s throats, ya REALLY expect me da believe ‘dat?
Amy: I’m nothing like you!
Nack: Is ‘dat so?
Well, Nack, you’re right about one thing. It’s true that we didn’t get along so well… We argued a lot, even to the point where we’ve almost gotten into physical fights, but even if it had come to that, I wouldn’t have gone THAT far!
Nack: Look, Ah’mma bounty huntah, see? ‘Dat’s ‘da kinda thing people do in ‘dis line o’ woik, ‘n’ I do wudevah it takes ta get ‘da job done. As a mattah o’ fact, when it all comes down to it, ‘dat Boobowski broad brought ‘dis all on ‘erself!
Porkenstein: EXCUSE me!?
Nack: What, did I studdah? Ya hoid me ‘da foist time, gramps. If she hadn’t been so stubborn, ‘n’ just told me where ‘dem Chaos Rings were at, ‘den ‘dis all coulda been avoided!
Porkenstein: Okay, Nack, Fang, or whichever one you prefer, you listen here and you listen well! First of all, how dare you!? How DARE you sit here and act as if you should be allowed to commit such heinous, unspeakable crimes and not be punished for them!? Secondly, where is your common sense!? Did you honestly think that Gazebo was just going to sit there and let you brutally murder his only daughter, and not do a thing about it!? As Amy and several others have already pointed out, he, as well as I, had every right to phone the police! Number three, you had absolutely NO RIGHT to break into our laboratory in the first place! Also, you might as well save your excuses, because there isn’t a bloody thing you can POSSIBLY say to justify ANYTHING you’ve done up to that point!
Seedra: That’s right! You CREEP!
*The others say something similar*
Nack: Ah, shaddap, will ya? As fa you, old man, I didn’t come here fa no public soivice announcement, so don’t go tryin’ ta lecture me! You’re wastin’ ya breath! Save ya li’l “lessons on humility” fa somebody who cares, ‘cause in case ya haven’t noticed, I don’t give a damn! Now, if ya’d excuse me, Bean ‘n’ I got Elemental Chaos Rings ta find! *Starts walking away*
Porkenstein: Just to give you a fair warning, Sonic’s around this base, and he’s already gotten wind of what you’ve done to Tiara, and he’s none too happy about it.
Nack: HA! Just let ‘im try ‘n’ do somethin’ about it! Laduh, losahs! *Leaves the room*
Bean: Hey, that's my line! *Does the same*
Marine: *Sticks her tongue at them*
Storm: What a prick.
Mecha Amy: You can say THAT again!
Amy: Ooh, I cannot STAND that guy! Just WHO does he think he is!?
Shock: Come to think of it, exactly who WAS that gangster wanna-be, anyway?
Mecha Amy: *Accesses her built-in database* According to my data, that was Nack the Weasel, also known as Fang the Sniper. The duck that was with him is known as Bean the Dynamite. The two of them are notorious criminals who are wanted for crimes like theft, extortion, and the list just goes on and on.
Shock: I see.
Marine: Uh oh…
Slush: What’s wrong?
Marine: Don’t look now, but I think that Three-Point Zero bloke’s about to break outta the ice!
Slush: Oh, great! I thought for sure we’d have more time than this!
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Surrounds himself with fire, and shatters the ice*
Ray: I guess this means it’s time for round two!
Metal Sonic 3.0: Surely, you didn’t think a feeble attack like THAT was enough to stop me?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Now, witness my power! Chaos… *Glows red* BLAST!!! *Blasts everyone*
Everyone: AAAAAAHHH! *They get knocked back*
Meanwhile, at the base’s entrance…
Metal Sonic: Hmm? That surge of Chaos energy… Who could that have come from? My guess is either EG-005 or Metal Sonic Version 3.0. If it’s the former, then I couldn’t care less. If it’s Three-Point Zero, on the other hand, then there’s a chance that the energy that I felt came from the Chaos Rings! That could only mean that he’s already engaged someone in battle, but whom? It doesn’t matter. I’d better get there as soon as possible! Otherwise, I’ll never have the chance to truly even the score with him! If ANYONE is going to have the pleasure of destroying that pathetic excuse for an imitation, then it’s going to be me! I will NOT let anyone rob me of that opportunity!
After getting a running start, Metal Sonic quickly turned on his jet booster and flew off, bound for the room where Metal Sonic Version 3.0 and all the others are having their battle. Elsewhere, at the Moon Zone…[/i]
Silvra: *Holds out the palm of her hand, aims down at the ground, and blasts it, creating a large hole* There, I’m sure that’s big enough. *Walks over to it and places the Master Emerald* Now, for the last part… *Holds out the palm of her hand again, and uses a telekinetic force to lift a bunch of debris, and uses it to cover the hole and bury the Master Emerald* HAHAHAHAHA… I’d like to see how they try finding this thing now!
Hmm? What’s this? *Looks ahead* Well, well! Looks like I’ve got some company…
Meanwhile, off in the distance…
Super Vector: Are ya sure she went this way, Knuckles?
Super Knuckles: Yes, I’m positive. I can sense the Master Emerald’s power, so she’s got to be this way. *Glares at Charmy beefore he makes another pun*
Super Charmy: I wasn’t gonna say anything this time! Really!
Wechnia: Yes, I can feel it, too. There’s no mistake about it.
Super Sonic: Alright! Let’s blast through with sonic with spee-
Suddenly, before Sonic had the chance to finish his sentence, tons of asteroids were seen heading in their direction.
Super Espio: It’s a meteor shower!
Super Charmy: Ahhhhhh! Where’d all those rocks come from!?
Super Mighty: This must be Silvra’s handiwork!
*They start dodging the asteroids*
Super Silver: HAAAAAAAA! *Holds out the palm of his hand, catches some of them with a telekinetic force, and toss them away*
Squash: *Does the same* AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Honestly, who does Silvra think she’s up against? I’m not called “the Goddess of Stone” for nothing, you know!
Super Charmy: That laugh is really, REALLY weird…
Squash: Yeah, yeah, heard it all before.
Burning Blaze: Looks like more of them are heading our way!
Super Shadow: I’ll put a stop to this! Chaos… CONTROL! *Freezes them in time*
Burning Blaze: Good thinking. Now, we should we able to proceed without any trouble.
Super Sonic: Are you sure you’re up for this, Tiara? After all, you just got out of the hospital and everything…
Super Tiara: Don’t worry, I’ll be okay. I’ve already come this far, so there’s no use in turning back.
Super Charmy: *Looks ahead* Hey, look! There she is, you guys! *Points*
Super Vector: A’ight, then whadda we waitin’ for? Let’s get ‘er!
*They fly forward, and land in front of Silvra*
Silvra: So, you’ve come…
Super Knuckles: Okay, Silvra. Tell me what you’ve done with the Master Emerald!
Silvra: Oh, that? It’s buried right over there. *Points* You’re free to dig it up and take it…IF you could defeat me, that is. If I do say so myself, that’s a pretty big “if”.
Super Knuckles: We’ll see about that. *Cracks his knuckles*
Squash: AH-HA-HA-AH! You know, Silvra, if you were looking to have any kind of advantage over me at all, then bringing me here, to a planet full of stone, was a bad move on your part.
Silvra: Not quite. Perhaps you’ve forgotten that I, too, have power over the stone element, along with six others. I’d say that YOU’RE the one who’s at a disadvantage.
Squash: HA! Don’t make me laugh!
Splash: Silvra… Before we begin, tell me… Don’t you have any of your past memories at all? You know, of Cream, Cheese, and Chocola?
Splash: Think about it… Think all the way back to when you were first brought to life. If I recall correctly, you were sent to destroy us, but along the way, you met the three of them, and became friends after saving them from some of Dr. Robotnik’s robots. Does that ring a bell?
I’m afraid not. I’m sorry, but I don’t know what you’re talking about. Sure, I do have data on the three you just described, but that is all. According to that data, they, along with the rest of you, are my enemies! I am Silvra, the Goddess of All Elements, codenamed: EG-005! I am, always have been, and always WILL be a loyal servant of the great Dr. Ivo Robotnik! Any enemy of his is an enemy of mine! Prepare yourselves!
Splash: If that’s the way you want it. Whatever it takes, I’m going to change you back into the kind-hearted person you once were!
Super Vector: ‘N’ with that said… LET’S GET ‘ER!
*They dash toward her*
And so, the battle begins! The super-powered Chaotix and company against the mind-controlled Multi-Elemental Goddess, Silvra! Which side will emerge victorious? Will the Chaotix and company be able to defeat Silvra, and change her back to her original self? Or will she emerge victorious over them, and forever stay a slave to Robotnik? What about the others? How will they fare in getting through Metal Sonic Version 3.0 in order to get ahold of the switch that’s being used to control Silvra? Find out as the saga continues in Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction!
To “bee” continued…