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Author Topic: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos  (Read 20131 times)

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Part 15b

Previously, on Dimensional Chaos, Knuckles, Wechnia, Cream (with Cheese and Chocola), and EG-005/Silvra traveled in the direction of the Celestial Emerald’s shrine after Dr. Robotnik pinpointed its location on radar. When they got there, they eventually came across the Ringstar Island guardian, Luna, who had a bone to pick with the group. Having believed Dr. Nega’s lies about them being after her emeralds and trying to cause devastation and ruin to the Lunar Dimension, Luna was determined to stop them at all costs. Shortly afterwards, she and Knuckles engaged one another in a fierce battle, with the latter eventually coming out on top.

When the battle concluded, Knuckles and company asked Luna to explain herself, in which she did. After explaining her side of the story, they informed Luna that Nega had been manipulating her all along. This caused her to have a sudden flashback of what happened prior to the search for the Elemental Emeralds, where Volcana was trying to tell everyone about the deranged doctor’s true intentions. After coming to this realization, she was lured over to the heroes’ side. Joined by Rouge the Bat, they’ve all taken it upon themselves to hunt down the emeralds before Nega manages to get ahold of them.

Meanwhile, at the Mushroom Valley Zone, the Lightning Goddess, EG-003/Shock and the Thunder Goddess PG-003/Electra began their race for the Thunder Emerald. As Sonic and company watched the race, they had to deal with another squadron of Cyber Sonics, which were initially sent by Dr. Nega to assist Electra in her search for the emerald. Eventually, after a close race, Shock managed to triumph in the end, and Electra relinquished the Thunder Emerald to the group, as promised.

Elsewhere, at the Astral Ruins, Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Flying Squirrel, Tikal the Echidna, and EG-002/Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves were on the hunt for the Flora Emerald that Dr. Robotnik detected on radar. They proceeded through the ruins until they came across the Flora Goddess, PG-002/Woodra, along with another squadron of Cyber Sonics. Shortly after meeting, Woodra challenged her counterpart to a fight, but not before sending the Cyber Sonics to attack the others.

Now, the questions remain… Will Seedra have what it takes to defeat Woodra and/or claim the Flora Emerald? Will Luna, along with Knuckles and the others, be able to warn the Parallel Goddesses about Nega’s scheme? What about Metal Sonic Version 3.0? Will he be able to summon the strength to defeat the “technologically advanced” Metal Sonic 4.0, who’s currently on his way to dispose of him? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s base…

*Music Cue*

Beedroid: WHEEEEEE! *Spins around in a chair*

Nega Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance*


*That ends up going on for a while*

Nega Robotnik: Beedroid, do you mind!? I’m trying to concentrate on my work!

Beedroid: Hee hee, sorry. It’s just that I happen to be bored…really, REALLY bored.

Get it, “bee bored”? *Snickers*

Nega Robotnik: Um, yes, that’s…very nice.

Beedroid: *Flies over to a remote control device and picks it up* Hey, what does this button do?

Nega Robotnik: Hey, wait a minute, no! Don’t touch that!

Beedroid: Why not?

Nega Robotnik: *Snatches it* This is the remote control switched that I’ve designed for PG-005. I’d rather she not be switched on, until all of the Elemental Emeralds have been found! That way, I’ll be able to transfer their power to her. Without those elemental powers, she’s practically useless!

Beedroid: “Pee-Jee-Double-Oh-Five”? What kinda name is THAT?

Nega Robotnik: …It’s an experimental codename. The “PG” stands for “Parallel Goddess”, while the “005” represents her production number, meaning that she’s the fifth of my Goddess creations. Unlike all the others, I haven’t been very successful in thinking of a name for her. The others were quite simple, since their names related to the one specific element that they’re in control of. PG-005, on the other hand, controls a multitude of different elements, and I can’t seem to think of a name that would possibly be fitting for them all.

Mechadile: Well, in that case, why not name ‘er aftah ‘er color scheme, or somethin’?

Nega Robotnik: I just may take that into consideration. Hmm…

Minutes later…

Nega Robotnik: Alright, so the names we’ve thought of so far come down to “Goldina” and “Goldra”. Let’s all have a show of hands for those who are in favor of “Goldina”.

*None of them raises their hands*

Nega Robotnik: I see, I see. Well, I suppose that only leaves “Goldra” now. Let’s have a show of hands for those who are in favor of that one.

*They all raise their hands*

Nega Robotnik: Yes, I think that’ll do just nicely! Now, about her title… What do you think of “the Goddess of All Elements”? Are there any objections to this?

Mechidna: I don’t have a problem with it.

Mechameleon: I have no objection to it, either.

Mechadile: Neitha do I.

Beedroid: Me neither!

Armordillo: Yeah, I guess that’ll do.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Alright, then it’s settled! As of now, PG-005 shown be known as “Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements”!

Mechidna: Have you thought of a name for the Green Hedgehog Project yet?

Nega Robotnik: Not as of yet, but I’ll be sure to cross that bridge when I come to it. In the meantime, all I need to do now is play the waiting game, until Luna leads me to the rest of those emeralds. Once they’re in my possession, I’ll transfer their powers over to Goldra. Once she’s activated, each and every one of my enemies will be dealt with, swiftly and severely! Silver, Blaze, Sonic, Shadow…all of them! Including that traitor, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, should Metal Blaze or 4.0 fail to do so! Once those fools are out of the picture, I’ll be free to realize my ambitions! The world shall be my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEE!!!

Beedroid: *Whispers to the others* He’s really, REALLY crazy, don’t you think?

*The others nod in agreement*

Nega Robotnik: I heard that!

Beedroid: Heard what? I didn’t say anything!

Nega Robotnik: …Right. In any case, you’ve stated earlier that you were bored, correct?

Beedroid: Yeah.

Armordillo: The rest of us are in the same boat. Destroying robots in that simulator gets kinda old after a while, you know?

Mechadile: Yeah, especially aftah gettin’ the high score ‘n’ everything.

Nega Robotnik: I see. Well, I do have something else for you guys to do. This island’s guardian, Luna, has recently been informed about my…intentions, and as such, she ended up being lured to the side of my enemies’, and I have the strangest feeling that the same is going to occur with Oceana, Frostina, and the rest of the Parallel Goddesses. I need you to follow Luna, and keep an eye on her progress. When she and the others obtain the last Elemental Emerald, please let me know immediately.

Mechadile: Sure, Doc! Just leave it ta us!

Mechidna: By the way, exactly where is she, anyway?

Nega Robotnik: *Takes out his handheld computer, and accesses the emerald detector* Hmm… There are multiple energy readings on this radar that show exactly where the emeralds are located, but there’s one that seems to be much higher than the others… It must be the Celestial Emerald! According to my calculations, she isn’t very far from the shrine, and seems to be heading towards the Astral Ruins.

Mechidna: Okay, that’s just what we needed to know!

Mechadile: A’ight, boys! Let’s get goin’!

Nega Robotnik: Before you leave, I insist that you take this. *Tosses a communicator*

Mechadile: *Catches it*

Nega Robotnik: Remember, as soon as the final emerald is obtained, inform me about it immediately! Is that understood?

Mechameleon: Roger.

Nega Robotnik: I would send you over there with my dimensional camera, but unfortunately, I used up the last of its energy when I sent my Cyber Sonic squadrons to assist the PG Experiments. I’m going to have to recharge it again…

Mechidna: It’s no big deal. Come on, you guys. Let’s get going.

*They take off*

Elsewhere on Ringstar Island…

Knuckles: By the way, Luna, I just want to say…that I’m sorry if I hurt you back there. Sometimes, I just don’t know my own strength.

Luna: It’s no big deal, I’m okay. *Notices a speeding jolt of purple lightning up ahead* Hmm? I wonder… Is that…? Hey, Electra! Is that you?

Electra: *Comes to a screeching stop* Hey, Luna. How’s it going?

Luna: I’m doing okay. What about you?

Electra: I’m fine, other than a…minor setback. *Notices Knuckles* Has anyone ever told you that you’re really cute? *Winks*

Knuckles: I, well, I, uh… Thanks?

Rouge: …As a matter of fact, I have. *Glares at Electra*

Electra: (Oh, boy. Here we go again.) Geez, you’re the third person I’ve gotten that look from today! Relax, will you? It was just a compliment, that’s all. I already happen to have my eyes on someone.

Rouge: Is that so?

Electra: That’s right. There was this blue hedgehog I met over at Mushroom Valley, who was absolutely gorgeous. It was love at first sight for the both of us.

Silvra: …Are you sure about that?

Electra: I’m positive. Sure, he WAS playing hard to get, but I could tell he was totally into me.

Everyone: …

Silvra: …Alright, if you say so.

Electra: Hmm? *Notices Silvra* Hey, wait a minute… Aren’t you PG-005? Did Dr. Nega find some way to activate you without the emeralds? Come to think of it, what happened to your color? I could have sworn you were gold at first…

Silvra: Actually, the reason why my color is different is because I’m not her. I’m Silvra, the fifth EG Experiment; the original, in other words.

Electra: Ah, right, I guess that explains it.

Luna: Speaking of the emeralds, would you happen to have one of them on you, by any chance?

Electra: Well… Sadly, I don’t…at least not anymore.

Luna: Wait, what do you mean? Are you…saying that you lost it!?

Electra: Well, yeah. You know those “invaders” that the doctor was going on about? Well, EG-003 was among them, and we had a race to determine which of us would get the Thunder Emerald and, well… I’m sure you could already guess how that turned out. Sorry about that. If only I were just a little faster, that emerald would have been in our hands for sure…

Luna: Hey, don’t worry about it. At least I know now that the emerald’s in good hands.

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Flies over them*

Knuckles: *Notices* Hey, wait a minute! I recognize him! That was Metal Sonic 4.0, wasn’t it? The one who stole the blueprints to the Green Hedgehog Project the other night?

Wechnia: That was him, alright. What do you suppose he’s up to now?

Luna: From the looks of things, he’s heading over to the Astral Ruins. That’s where one of the Lunar Emeralds has landed, so he must be after it! Come on, we’ve gotta stop him!

*They dart off in that direction*

Silvra: *Stops and looks back after picking up something on her scanners* …

Cream: Is something the matter, Miss Silvra?

Silvra: I don’t know. For a second, it seemed as if we were being followed, but it was probably just a bird, or something. Anyway, let’s go after Four-Point Zero! *Follows the others*

Cream: *Does the same*

*The Mechaotix poke their heads from the bushes*

Beedroid: Whew… That was really, REALLY close! That silver lady with the red eyes almost saw us!

Mechadile: Yeah, it was most likely ‘cause she’s equipped with some kinda scanner, or somethin’.

Mechidna: Looks like we’re gonna have to be more careful from here on out, as to not get spotted.

Beedroid: Hee hee, “bee more careful”. *Snickers*

Everyone: …

Beedroid: Sorry, I had to do it, I just had to.

Mechidna: Whatever. Anyway, let’s get going.

*They take off*

Meanwhile, at the Astral Ruins…

Woodra: I’ll make the Doctor proud… *Makes vines extend from her back, and suddenly lashes them out at Seedra*

Seedra: Ghhhh…! *Gets wrapped up*

Woodra: …As I send you flying above the clouds! *Tosses her high into the air*


Ray: Seedra! *Gets attacked by one of the Cyber Sonics and falls over* Uhhhhh!

Woodra: Why not keep your eye on the fight, rather than the flight?

Ray: Fine then! *Charges up a Spindash, and starts rolling into some of the Cyber Sonics*

Mighty: *Breaks a few of them with his bare hands, and Homing Attacks some of the others*

Tikal: *Uppercuts one of them*

Seconds later, Seedra, while falling down, extended vines from her back, used them to grab onto a tree branch, and swung around. After getting enough momentum, she released it, flipped into the air, and landed on her feet.

Woodra: Wow, neat! That was quite a feat!

Seedra: Uh, thanks. Now, are you ready to continue?

Woodra: Ready and steady! *Notices a green, telekinetic glow around the remaining Cyber Sonics* Eh? What the hey?

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Holds out the palm of his hands* Garbage models… Begone! *Tosses them into the wall with so much force that they break into pieces*

Ray: Huh? Three-Point Zero? When did you get here?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Just now, obviously.

Seedra: I’m surprised. I didn’t think you, of all people, would come to lend us a hand like that.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Don’t get the wrong impression. I was in the area, saw some Cyber Sonics, and destroyed them for my own satisfaction. Whether or not you get yourselves killed, I couldn’t care less. It’s of no consequence to me at all. In fact, I’d gladly welcome it. Now, if you would excuse me, I have more important matters to attend to, such as seeking and destroying the lowly likes of Metal Sonic Version 4.0! *Turns on his jet booster and flies off*

Woodra: Wow, what a prick! Is he always this much of a dick?

Seedra: Yeah, he is. -__-;;

Ray: Yep, that’s pretty normal for him.

*Metal Sonic 4.0 passes by shortly afterwards, followed by Knuckles and company*

Mighty: Huh?

Ray: Who was that green Metal Sonic?

Seedra: I’m gonna take a shot in the dark and say that’s Metal Sonic 4.0. If not, then I have no idea.

Woodra: You guessed it right, now are you ready to continue the fight?

Seedra: I’m ready when you are.

Woodra: *Takes out a handful of plant seeds, and starts flicking them towards Seedra with the speed and force of a bullet*

Seedra: Whoa! *Dodges and starts charging toward her*

Woodra: *Flicks some more in her direction*

Seedra: *Blocks them with her ring bracelets*

Woodra: *Takes out a handful of plant seeds, and starts flicking them towards Seedra with the speed and force of a bullet*

Seedra: Whoa! *Dodges and starts charging toward her*

Woodra: *Flicks some more in her direction*

Seedra: *Blocks them with her ring bracelets and keeps moving*

As Seedra continued plowing her way through the seeds that Woodra flicked at her, the former abruptly surrounded her fist with solar energy, and managed to land a punch, sending the Flora Goddess crashing into a tree.


Ray: Nice one!

Mighty: Yeah, nicely done!

Tikal: Keep up the good work!

Woodra: *Stands up again* I think it’s time I’ve made you cower…before MY solar power! *Surrounds both fists with solar energy*

Seedra: Give it your best shot!

*They both charge toward one another, throwing solar-powered punches*

Minutes later…

*Seedra and Woodra are seen breathing hard from all the damage they’ve taken throughout the battle*

Woodra: You’re…quite good, EG-002. I expected nothing less from you.

Seedra: Same to you.

Woodra: *Starts charging up a beam at the palm of her hands*

Seedra: *Does the same*

Woodra: Now, it’s time for you to say goodbye, because I’m about to blow you sky high!

Wasting no time, the two Goddesses immediately fired at one another after they were finished charging their energy, finding themselves locked in a beam struggle in the process.

Mighty: Don’t give up, Seedra!

Ray: Yeah, you can do it!

Woodra: Again, I have no beef, but have a taste of my razor leaf! *Sends leaves in her direction with a telekinetic force*

Seedra: *Gets scraped across the arm* Ghhhh… *Does the same to her*

A few more minutes later…

Seedra: Almost…there!

Shortly afterwards, Seedra ended up summoning enough energy to overpower Woodra’s solar beam, effectively sending her crashing through the wall once again*


Ray: Ouch… Now that’s GOTTA hurt!

Seedra: *Walks over to Woodra* Are you okay? I didn't hurt you too bad, did I?

Woodra: Yeah, I’m okay… It’s just that I wasn’t expecting the battle to end that way. *Gets up* Well, Seedra, you’ve beaten me fair and square, so I would be remiss if I didn’t give you this. *Holds out the Flora Emerald*

Seedra: Thanks. *Takes it*

Woodra: By the way, I have to say… Despite what Dr. Nega said, none of you guys seem so bad. Could it be that we’ve all been had?

Ray: I don’t know what he told you, exactly, but I would say yeah.

Mighty: What was it that he told you about us, anyway?

Woodra: He said that you came to cause devastation and ruin, but I could see now that it’s not what you were doin’…

Mighty: It figures. If anybody’s trying to “cause devastation and ruin” around here, then it’s him.

Woodra: What do you mean? Exactly what is it that you’ve seen…out of him?

Tikal: *Explains the events of the first Christmas Special*

Woodra: So, everything he told my sisters and I…was nothing but lies…?

Mighty: Pretty much.

Woodra: …

Seedra: Well, we have to get going now. Are you sure you’re gonna be okay?

Woodra: Don’t worry, I’m fine… I’m not in that much of a bind.

Meanwhile, further into the Astral Ruins…

Knuckles: Stop it right there!

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Turns around*

Luna: We know exactly what it is that you’re after, and now that I know what Nega’s truly up to, I can’t let you anywhere near the Lunar Emeralds!

Metal Sonic 4.0: …

???: Leave this one to me.

*They turn around and find Metal Sonic 3.0*

Luna: Huh? There’s two of them? Or is that another one of those “Cyber Sonic” things?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Me, one of those weaklings? Please. Don’t insult me. I’m not one to be lumped with the lowly likes of them. *Walks pass the group, standing directly in front of Four-Point Zero* You’re Metal Sonic Version 4.0, I assume?

Metal Sonic 4.0: Yes, you assume correctly. You must be Metal Sonic Version 3.0, are you not?

Metal Sonic 3.0: That’s right. If you’re looking for a worthy adversary to face, then you’re looking in the wrong place if you’re entertaining the thought of THESE amateurs being even remotely challenging. *Points behind him*

*Knuckles and the others glare at him*

Luna: What was that!?

Knuckles: Why does everything you say make me wanna bash your face in!?

Silvra: Calm down. This idiot isn’t worth getting upset over.

Wechnia: Alright, answer me this, Three-Point Zero…

Metal Sonic 3.0: What is it?

Wechnia: Just about every one of us has actually defeated Metal Sonic in battle at some point…

Rouge: …Including Cream, just so you know.

Wechnia: When was the last time you’ve done it?

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Wechnia: I rest my case.

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Groans in annoyance*

Silvra: Exactly. How about getting your facts straight before you go talking down on people?


Metal Sonic 3.0: What’re you laughing at!?

Metal Sonic 4.0: Oh, the irony of it all… You’re constantly proclaiming yourself to be the strongest among Doctor Nega’s creations, and yet you‘re incapable of contending with an outdated model? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Pathetic!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Silence, fool! You haven’t the slightest idea of what you’re talking about! I’m far superior to the lowly likes of him! That piece of outdated trash just happened to get lucky! Nothing more, nothing less!

*Everyone else rolls their eyes*

Metal Sonic 4.0: You could make all the excuses you wish. That doesn’t change the fact that you’re a disgrace. That’s precisely why the Doctor has made newer, improved models to replace you, and I just-so-happen to be one of them.

Metal Sonic 3.0: You and Metal Blaze? Superior? Don’t make me laugh. I’ve already faced the latter in combat days ago, and I defeated her with ease. The only reason I bothered to spare her pathetic life was to use her as an example to you, along with the rest of the garbage that Nega’s attempted to replace me with. Speaking of which, I’ll take it you’ve seen her injuries? Well, there’s a similar fate that lies in store for you.

Metal Sonic 4.0: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! An amusing joke! As if I’d fall at the hands of a weakling who couldn’t even defeat an older model in battle!

Metal Sonic 3.0: You will pay for your mockery! I am Metal Sonic Version 3.0, the ultimate combat robot! I will show you and Nega that there are no improvements to be made to this design! I will make you both understand that I, alone, represent technological advancements at their pinnacle!!! *Turns on his jet booster and dashes toward him*

Metal Sonic 4.0: Yes, that’s right! Come and meet your destruction! Before then, I think I’ll take my time and toy with you a little!

So far, two of the Lunar/Elemental Emeralds have been obtained, but there are still five more to go. Will the heroes be able to successfully collect them all, and prevent PG-005/Goldra from reaching completion? What about the battle between Metal Sonic 3.0 and 4.0? Which of the two machines will come out the victor? Find out as the saga continues next time on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…

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Part 15c

When we last left off on Dimensional Chaos, Mighty, Ray, Tikal, and EG-002/Seedra ventured into the Astral Ruins and confronted the Flora Goddess, PG-002/Woodra and a squadron of Cyber Sonics. From there, the two groups began fighting each other for possession of the Flora Emerald that was found in the area. During the battle, Dr. Nega’s “rebellious” creation, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, who happened to be in the area, ended up making short work of the Cyber Sonic squadron before taking off. Shortly afterwards, Metal Sonic Version 4.0 was seen passing by, followed by Knuckles and company. With the Cyber Sonics out of the way, all that was left was a one-on-one battle between Seedra and Woodra, with the former eventually emerging victorious. From there, Woodra ended up relinquishing the Flora Emerald.

Deeper into the Astral Ruins, Knuckles and company ended up cornering Metal Sonic 4.0, but before the group could engage him in battle, Metal Sonic 3.0 stepped in to challenge him instead. After the two machines were finished bantering, Three-Point Zero began the battle by charging straight into his counterpart, head-on. Now, the questions remain… Which of the two Metal Sonics will come out the victor? Will our heroes have what it takes to find the remaining five emeralds in time before the potentially dangerous PG-005/Goldra is brought to life? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Curls into a spinball, and rolls toward Four-Point Zero*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Turns on his jet booster, and hovers into the air*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Flies after him*

*They both engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat*

Luna: A battle between two arrogant machines…this ought to be interesting.

Beedroid: *From the bushes* “Ought to bee interesting”. *Snickers*

Mechadile: Whadda ya doin!? Be quiet, will ya!? Do ya want ‘im to hear us!?

Silvra: *Looks in their direction*

*They duck back in before they’re noticed*

Cream: Are you sure nothing’s wrong, Miss Silvra?

Silvra: I’m not sure why, but I can’t seem to shake the feeling that we’re being watched…

Knuckles: If that truly is the case, then I wouldn’t be surprised if the people we were being watched by were a certain weasel and duck… By that, I mean Nack and Bean, of course.

Luna: “Nack”? “Bean”? Who are they?

Knuckles: Bean the Dynamite and Nack the Weasel, also known as “Fang the Sniper”, are a duo of crooks that I’ve butted heads with several times.

Beedroid: *Whispers to the others* He said “butt”. *Snickers*

*The other Mechaotix members either roll their eyes or facepalm*

Beedroid: What? He did!

Rouge: The two of them call themselves bounty hunters, but in reality, the two of them are common thieves. Fang, in particular, happens to be a rival of mine…although, I barely consider him as one.

Knuckles: Along with always trying to steal the Master Emerald or whatever else we happen to have on us all the time, those two could just never stay in jail! I could think of at least two occasions where they’ve done it just recently!

Wechnia: If we truly are being followed, I wonder what reason they would have to come here, to the Lunar Dimension? In order for them to get here, they would have had to use the Time Twister, which is powered by both the Chaos and Sol Emeralds. Wouldn’t they have simply taken them, instead? Assuming that the Workshop isn’t locked or being guarded in some way, that is.

Knuckles: Good point.

*Both Metal Sonics descend and land back on their feet*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Charges up a Spindash*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Does the same*

*They both dash toward one another, and the impact causes both of them to bounce backwards*

Wechnia: It looks as if the two of them are evenly matched so far…

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Unrolls, lifts a few objects via telekinesis, and starts tossing them at 4.0*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Dodges them as he dashes toward 3.0 and Homing Attacks him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Falls over*

*Both Metal Sonics land back on their feet*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Charges up a Spindash*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Does the same*

*They both shoot toward one another, and the impact causes both of them to bounce backwards*

Wechnia: It looks as if the two of them are evenly matched so far…

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Unrolls, lifts a few objects via telekinesis, and starts tossing them at 4.0*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Dodges them as he dashes toward 3.0 and Homing Attacks him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Falls over*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Gets ready to strike him a second time*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Catches him in a telekinetic grip*

Metal Sonic 4.0: What!?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Die! *Tosses him into a tree*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Hits his back on it *Czzzzzt!* *Falls flat on his face*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Lifts up some large chunks of debris via telekinesis, and drops them on 4.0*

Metal Sonic 4.0: Uhhhhhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Gets buried underneath them*

Rouge: Well, THAT certainly ended a lot sooner than I thought it would.

Luna: That’s for sure. I guess there’s nothing more to see here.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmph, how pathetic. *Turns his back and starts walking away* What a waste of my-

Before Metal Sonic 3.0 had the chance to finish his sentence, a red aura was suddenly seen emerging from the debris, triggering an explosion that sent it flying in several directions. When the smoke cleared, Metal Sonic 4.0 was seen standing again, surrounded by the aforementioned red aura.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Still alive, are you?

Metal Sonic 4.0: Yes, as you can see. You have greatly underestimated me, Brother.

Metal Sonic 3.0: You are NOT my brother!

Metal Sonic 4.0: We share the same creator, do we not?

Metal Sonic 3.0: That may be so, but I’ll tell you exactly as I told Metal Blaze days ago… The mere thought of us being placed in the “family” category sickens me to core.

Metal Sonic 4.0: I am pleased to know that the feeling is mutual. Now, let’s the cease the meaningless chatter and resume, shall we?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, let’s do that!

Metal Sonic 4.0: Now, without further ado, Metal Sonic Version 3.0… Allow me to give you a demonstration just how far the gap between our powers truly is! *Surrounds himself with the red aura again, and starts powering up*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, that’s what I want to see! Your true power! That way, when this battle concludes, there will be absolutely no doubt about which of us is the strongest!

Metal Sonic 4.0: I couldn’t agree more! *Begins to flash, with electric current surrounding him*

Elsewhere, at the Cosmic Casino in Sparkling City…

*Volcana gets three sevens in a row on the slot machine game she’s playing*

Volcana: SCORE! *Grabs all the rings*

Metal Blaze: Volcana, our mission was to obtain the emerald in the vicinity, was it not?

Volcana: Yeah, I know, but it doesn’t hurt to have a little fun on the way now, does it?

Metal Blaze: As long as your “fun” doesn’t interfere our current objective, which is what has been transpiring for the past hour since our arrival.

Volcana: Honestly, Metal Blaze, you’re too serious. You’ve gotta learn how to loosen up and unwind every once in a while, you know?

Metal Blaze: …

Volcana: So, anyway, let’s go ahead and get searching, shall we?

*A beeping sound is heard*

Volcana: *Takes out her walkie-talkie* Yeah? Is there something you need, Doctor N.?

Nega Robotnik: Nothing at the moment, other than the emerald. Speaking of which, have you found it yet?

Volcana: Not yet. What does your radar say about its location, exactly?

Nega Robotnik: *Checks* According to my calculations, it’s located somewhere within the casino area.

Volcana: Really, now? What a coincidence, that’s exactly where we are!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Perfect! That certainly changes a thing or two now, doesn’t it? Anyway, just keep moving straight, and I’ll alert you as soon as you’re close to the emerald.

Volcana: Got it. *Takes off*

Metal Blaze: *Follows*

Minutes later…

*Scorch, Robotnik, and Metal Sonic enter the casino*

Robotnik: Judging from the detector readings, the emerald should be in here somewhere. The signal has gotten a lot stronger since we’ve begun to approach this place.

Scorch: Just so you know, Dr. Robotnik. I may be working alongside you at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgiven you.

Robotnik: Funny, I don’t recall asking for your forgiveness in the first place. Especially since you have yet to prove that you and this “Volcana” are different people.

Scorch: Oh, give me a break! Are you blind!? She and I have entirely different fur colors! Going by yours and Egg-Robo’s logic, 3.0 must be HIM in disguise! *Points to Metal Sonic*

Metal Sonic: …Regardless of whether or not that was a figure of speech, I would very much prefer to NOT be placed in the same category as THAT pale, pathetic excuse for an imitation.

Volcana: *Walks by, carrying the Flame Emerald* Well, Metal Blaze, looks like our work here is finally done! Come on, let’s go ahead and bring this back to- *Notices Scorch, Robotnik, and Metal Sonic* Huh!?

Scorch: You! *Looks toward Robotnik* Well, what do you know, Dr. Robotnik? That must be ME over there!

Robotnik: What!? No way! I can’t believe this! There…really WERE two of you all along!?

Scorch: Gee, nothing gets by YOU, does it?

Volcana: I gotta say… I wasn’t expecting to bump into you again, Scorch…at least not here. As much as I’d love to stay and chat, I’m afraid I don’t have the time. See ya! *Rushes pass them and exits the building*

Metal Blaze: *Does the same*

Scorch: Oh, no you don’t! I’m not letting you escape THIS time, Volcana! *Runs after them*

*Metal Sonic and Robotnik do the same*

Meanwhile, again within the Astral Ruins…

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Has taken a new form that looks similar to Shard’s from the Archie Comics*


Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Do you find something amusing?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Is this all that your transformation entails? A mere arm cannon, along with a mouth and some insignificant jewel accessories? What a joke!

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: You truly are an arrogant fool, do you know that? It matters not, because it will all be over in a few moments…for you, at least. Once and for all, your arrogance is going to be your undoing.

Metal Sonic 3.0: I’m just dying to see how you intend to back THAT one up.

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Oh, you’re going to die, alright. Anytime you wish, you’re free to try coming at me.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Very well! *Jets toward him and starts throwing punches*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Blocks*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Steps backward, surrounds one of his fists with fire, and swings it*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Effortlessly catches it*

Metal Sonic 3.0: What!?

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: What, didn’t you know? In addition to the original Blaze, I also have data from Iblis and the Flame Goddess, Volcana at my disposal!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Surrounds his other fist with electric current, and throws another punch*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Catches that one, too* I’ve also obtained data from the Thunder Goddess, PG-003, so that attack is also useless!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Groans in annoyance*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Starts squeezing his hands*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ihhhhhh…! *Czzzzzt!*

Cream: It doesn’t look as if Mr. 3.0 is doing so well…

Knuckles: Serves him right! It’s his fault for getting too overconfident, and for being such a stuck-up, arrogant prick in general!

Rouge: I couldn’t have said it any better myself. At first, I said that I had a difficult time telling who’s worse between him and Squash, and at this point, I’m definitely gonna have to say Three-Point Zero.

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: HAHAHAHAHA… *Continues squeezing* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Blasts him with a beam from his chest cavity*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Uhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Stumbles backward and loses his grip*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Rushes toward 4.0 and attacks him with a punching combo*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Czzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Stops for a brief moment, spins his hand like a drill, and attempts to drill it through 4.0’s chest*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Grabs his arm*

Metal Sonic 3.0: …!?

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Morphs his other arm into a cannon and blasts him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Gets sent flying into a wall*

Cream: Mr. 3.0!

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Aims his arm cannon at 3.0 and blasts him multiple times*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Czzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Stops to charge it up again*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Gets up, dashes toward him, and throws more punches*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Effortlessly blocks every single one of them*

Metal Sonic 3.0: GRRR…

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: What’s the matter with you? Is this all of the power that you possess? You truly are pathetic. *Backhands him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Falls over*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: It’s a pity that Metal Blaze’s life was spared, because if she was truly defeated at the hands of a weakling like you, then she DESERVED to die.

Luna: Okay, now THAT’S just cold.

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Walks over to 3.0, grabs him up by the neck, and starts mercilessly beating him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Czzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Slams him into the ground*

Metal Sonic 3.0: UHHHHHHHH!!! *Czzzzzzt!*

Minutes later…

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Slowly rises up again, with his circuits and wires showing due to all the damage he’s sustained* *Czzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: I believe we’ve come to the part where you’re supposed to grovel and beg for your pathetic life.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ghhhh… *Czzzzzt!* *Holds his shoulder* That just goes to show…that you don’t know me very well. *Czzzzzt!* I’ve…never begged for a thing during the entirety of my existence, and I’m certainly… not going to start now! *Czzzzzt!* Let me…make something perfectly clear… *Czzzzzt!* No matter…how bleak things may seem, or how lucky…my opponents happen to get… *Czzzzzt!* I always…finish what I start! *Czzzzzt!* I fight my battles…all the way through to the end, even…at the cost…of my life! That’s…my philosophy!

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: How very…interesting. So, tell me, Three-Point Zero… Do you have anything else to say before I send you to oblivion?

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Uses the Chaos Boost, and starts charging toward him*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Hmm, so you would much prefer to rush to your death? Who am I to object? *Raises his hand, moves it backwards to build up momentum, and then jams it right through 3.0’s chest, ripping out his copy chip in the process*

Metal Sonic 3.0: UHHHHHHHHHHH!!! *Czzzzzt!*

Everyone: …!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ghhhhhh…! *Czzzzzt!* T-This…isn’t…possible…! *Czzzzzt!* *Collapses to the ground as soon as 4.0 removes his hand*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: *Morphs his arm into a cannon, points it at 3.0, and starts charging it up*

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: It’s quite ironic, isn’t it? You’ve spent the entirety of your existence looking down upon the outdated, and now you’ve become the very thing that you despise!

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII:  I will ask you one final time… Do you have any last words? If so, then you’d best say them now, while you still have the opportunity.

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Sits up slightly, blasts him with an eye laser, and collapses again, due to his lack of energy*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Uhhhhhh! *Czzzzzt!* *Stumbles backward*

Rouge: Best “last words” ever.

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: What a waste of effort. *Walks toward 3.0 again and kicks him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ghhhhhh…! *Czzzzzt!* *Rolls across the ground*

Silvra: Okay, I think this has gone far enough!

Luna: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought you guys didn’t like that 3.0 jerk?

Silvra: Don’t get me wrong, I do dislike him, but I think Four-Point Zero is going too far! He’s still attacking Three-Point Zero when he can’t even defend himself anymore!

Knuckles: I guess you’ve got a point there, Silvra. I say we jump in and lend him a hand! Who’s with me?

Cream: You can count me in! After all, Mr. 3.0 did save Cheese and Chocola last month when that Ifrit monster was about to eat them!

Wechnia: I suppose that is a valid reason. Even though he admitted that it was for his own gain, that doesn’t change the fact that he still saved their lives in the end. So, I guess we do owe it to him.

Rouge: Yeah, we might as well.

Luna: I’m in, as well.

*They start rushing over there*

Metal Sonic 3.0: K-Keep your distance…! *Czzzzzzt!*

*They stop*

Metal Sonic 3.0: This is…my battle! *Czzzzzt!* I’ll…defeat him myself! *Czzzzzt!*

Rouge: Are you sure? You’re barely able to move!

Metal Sonic 3.0: I’ll…manage! *Tries to stand up, but ends up falling again* *Czzzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Pathetic, absolutely pathetic. I knew all along that you didn’t stand even the slightest chance of defeating me, but I thought you’d put up a much better fight than this. How disappointing.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ghhhhhh… *Czzzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: I suppose I’m also to blame for setting my expectations too high. Trash like you isn’t even fit to lick the scum from the bottom of my shoe, let alone come even remotely close to being a challenge for me.

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Clenches his fist in anger*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Perhaps I should be thanking you. If it hadn’t been for the fact that you were such an utter failure, I probably wouldn’t have been created. In other words, the only justification to your pitiful existence is the fact that I came into being. The same goes for the original Metal Sonic, who will also be dealt with accordingly.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …! *Suddenly rises to his feet again*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: What’s this!?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Heed…my words… *Czzzzzzt!* First of all, you…are going to pay dearly… *Czzzzzzt!* …For making a…blatant mockery of me…the way you did! *Czzzzzt!* Secondly, Metal Sonic…is MINE to destroy! *Czzzzzzt!* If anyone…is going to have the pleasure…of ending his wretched existence… *Czzzzzzt!* …THEN IT’S GOING TO BE ME AND ME ALONE! *Czzzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Hmph, to think you would even still be alive after all of this, let alone able to stand. If there’s one thing I’ll give you credit for, it’s your endurance.

Scorch: Alright, Volcana! We’ve got the both of you cornered! No more running! It’s time to settle this!

Volcana: Fine by me. That’s exactly what I intended in the first place. Why do you think we’ve led you up here? That way, we’ll be able to fight to the fullest of our abilities, without having to worry about any innocent bystanders getting caught in the…”crossfire”. Get it? *Snickers*

Everyone: …

Volcana: Sheesh, tough crowd. Anyway, are you ready?

Scorch: You bet I am!

The battle for the next Elemental Emerald is about to begin! Although it was a victory won by a narrow margin, Metal Sonic 3.0 still managed to triumph over 4.0 in the end. Will Scorch and Metal Sonic be able to do the same with Volcana and Metal Blaze? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued… 

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Surrounds himself with a golden aura*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: So, even without this copy chip, you’re still able to generate this kind of power, despite all the damage you’ve sustained. I must admit, that’s quite impressive for an outdated model, but as far as this battle’s concerned, it is of no true significance.

Metal Sonic 3.0: It’s time… *Czzzzzt!* …To end this! *Starts running toward him*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: You still insist on using the same repetitive, predictable tactics? HAHAHAHAHAHA! Pathetic fool! So be it! *Aims his arm cannon at him* Prepare to be annihilated!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Uses the Sonic Boost*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: W-WHAT!?

Before Metal Sonic 4.0 had the chance to fire, Three-Point Zero boosted straight into him with enough speed and force to not only make him drop the copy chip and put a large dent in his armor, but to knock him off of the ledge, causing him to fall within the nearby pond.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmph… *Czzzzzt!* Now do you see…why I’m not one to be looked down upon? *Czzzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: T-THIS…CAN’T BE!!! *Begins to shortcircuit* UHHHHHHHHHHH!!! *Bzzzzzzzt!* 

*An explosion occurs shortly afterwards*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Now you know…that I am the strongest! It’s quite a pity…that you had to learn this the hard way, you pathetic vermin. *Czzzzzzt!* *Kneels down, holding his shoulder*

Meanwhile, on one of the building rooftops at Sparkling City…

Scorch: Alright, Volcana! We’ve got the both of you cornered! No more running! It’s time to settle this!

Volcana: Fine by me. That’s exactly what I intended in the first place. Why do you think we’ve led you up here? That way, we’ll be able to fight to the fullest of our abilities, without having to worry about any innocent bystanders getting caught in the…”crossfire”. Get it? *Snickers*

Everyone: …

Volcana: Sheesh, tough crowd. Anyway, are you ready?

Scorch: You bet I am!

The battle for the next Elemental Emerald is about to begin! Although it was a victory won by a narrow margin, Metal Sonic 3.0 still managed to triumph over 4.0 in the end. Will Scorch and Metal Sonic be able to do the same with Volcana and Metal Blaze? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
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Part 15d

On the previous chapter of Dimensional Chaos, Metal Sonic Versions 3.0 and 4.0 faced off against one another at the Astral Ruins. At the start of the battle, the two of them were evenly matched, but Metal Sonic 3.0 ended up gaining the upper hand by using the telekinetic abilities that he obtained from Silver to bury Four-Point Zero under rubble. Due to his sheer amount of arrogance, Three-Point Zero was under the impression that he had already won the fight, but to his surprise, Metal Sonic 4.0 emerged from the debris, nearly unfazed. Shortly afterwards, Metal Sonic 4.0 began to undergo a transformation, which increased his abilities tenfold.

After once again underestimating his opponent, Metal Sonic 3.0 eventually found himself overwhelmed by 4.0’s newfound power, barely able to land any hits on him in the process. It eventually got to the point where 3.0 began to take a brutal beating, almost to the point of dying. As Metal Sonic 4.0 taunted his “brother”, he then stated his intent to do the same to the original Metal Sonic. After hearing this, Three-Point Zero quickly rose to his feet again. Due to having his own bitter rivalry against Metal Sonic, 3.0 declared that if the former was to be destroyed, then it would be by his hands alone. From there, Metal Sonic 3.0 summoned all the remaining power that he had left, and boosted straight into 4.0 with incredible speed and force, knocking his adversary into a nearby pool of water, thus winning the battle by a narrow margin. Afterwards, Metal Sonic 4.0 begin to shortcircuit, seemingly getting himself killed in the process.

Elsewhere, at the Cosmic Casino in Sparkling City, Metal Blaze and the Flame Goddess, Volcana managed to obtain the Lunar/Elemental Emerald that landed in the area. Just as they were leaving, they ended up running into Scorch, Robotnik, and Metal Sonic, who were also searching for the emerald. After chasing the duo around the city, Volcana and Metal Blaze eventually led the three of them to a rooftop so that they could settle things without worrying about innocent bystanders getting harmed.

Now, the questions remain… Will Scorch and Metal Sonic be able to defeat Volcana and Metal Blaze, and obtain the emerald? What about all the others? How will they fare in retrieving the remaining five? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Kneels down, re-inserts his control chip, and grabs his shoulder* Ghhhh…! *Czzzzzt!*

Cream: Are you okay, Mr. 3.0?

Metal Sonic 3.0: I’m…just fine… *Czzzzzzt!*

Silvra: I’m surprised you were able to make such a comeback after taking a beating like that.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Knuckles: I’m surprised you didn’t say that 4.0 “got lucky” or something along the lines of that.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

No... *Czzzzzzt!* In addition…to that pool of water, it was…my desire to defeat Metal Sonic…that allowed me to triumph. For the first time ever, I feel…as if I’m the one…who got lucky… *Czzzzzzt!*

Everyone: …

Metal Sonic 3.0: I…need to be alone… *Czzzzzt!* *Walks away*

Cream: He seems really sad…

Luna: I can’t say I understand why. After all, he won, didn’t he?

Wechnia: It’s just as Four-Point Zero was saying before… Metal Sonic 3.0, up until now, always prided himself on being built with the latest technology, and for the first time ever, he’s become the “outdated” one. That must have wounded his pride far deeper than anyone could possibly imagine.

Silvra: I see…

Knuckles: Bah, whatever. If he’s looking for sympathy, then he’s looking in the wrong place. I don’t feel sorry for him at all. Not one bit. I think he got what he deserved.

Cream: Mr. Knuckles… That’s kind of mean, isn’t it?

Cheese: Chao, Chao…

Knuckles: Oh, like he isn’t? If that arrogant piece of crap isn’t somewhere picking fights, all he ever does is talk down on people! If Robotnik hadn’t interrupted me earlier when we were at Tails’ Workshop, or if 4.0 hadn’t beaten me to the punch, I’d have put him in his place myself!

Rouge: I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

*Mighty, Ray, Tikal, and Seedra walk up to the group*

Ray: Hey, you guys! Look what we got! *Holds up the Flora Emerald*

Luna: Ah, I see! That’s the Lunar Emerald we were trying to find in this area, up until our encounter with 4.0, that is. My name’s Luna, by the way. I’m the guardian and protector of this island, along with the treasures that reside on it.

Mighty: Nice to meet you. I’m Mighty the Armadillo.

Ray: I’m Ray the Flying Squirrel.

Seedra: I’m Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves, or “EG-002” as I was codenamed.

Tikal: My name is Tikal.

Luna: It’s nice to meet you all, too.

Knuckles: Now that we’ve got the introductions out of the way, I’d say it’s about time to start hunting down the next emerald, in case the others haven’t found it yet. Luna, which emerald location is closest to here?

Luna: Lake Oceana, that’s the closest area where the next emerald should be. (Speaking of which, I certainly hope she’s seen the light, as far as Nega’s motives are concerned…)

Wechnia: We should get going now, don’t you agree?

*They leave*

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Climbs out of the water, reduced to his regular form, with his circuits showing* Ghhhh…! Metal Sonic…Version 3.0… Czzzzzt!* Curse him! That…lowly, piece of outdated filth! *Czzzzzt!* This…would certainly explain… *Czzzzzt!* …how…he was able…to defeat Metal Blaze…in combat! *Czzzzzt!* Round one…goes to you, Three-Point Zero, but rest assured… *Czzzzzzt!* …You will not…be so lucky next time! *Turns on his jet booster and flies*

Further into the Astral Ruins…

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic 3.0: … *Czzzzzzt!*

*Cue flashback*

Metal Sonic 4.0: Oh, the irony of it all… You’re constantly proclaiming yourself to be the strongest among Doctor Nega’s creations, and yet you‘re incapable of contending with an outdated model? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Pathetic!

*Next flashback*

Metal Sonic 4.0: You could make all the excuses you wish. That doesn’t change the fact that you’re a disgrace. That’s precisely why the Doctor has made newer, improved models to replace you, and I just-so-happen to be one of them.

*Next flashback*

Metal Sonic 4.0: Now, without further ado, Metal Sonic Version 3.0… Allow me to give you a demonstration on just how far the gap between our powers truly is!


Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: What’s the matter with you? Is this all of the power that you possess? You truly are pathetic.


Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: It’s a pity that Metal Blaze’s life was spared, because if she was truly defeated at the hands of a weakling like you, then she DESERVED to die.


Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Pathetic, absolutely pathetic. I knew all along that you didn’t stand even the slightest chance of defeating me, but I thought you’d put up a much better fight than this. How disappointing.


Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: I suppose I’m also to blame for setting my expectations too high. Trash like you isn’t even fit to lick the scum from the bottom of my shoe, let alone come even remotely close to being a challenge for me.


Metal Sonic 4.0 MKII: Perhaps I should be thanking you. If it hadn’t been for the fact that you were such an utter failure, I probably wouldn’t have been created. In other words, the only justification to your pitiful existence is the fact that I came into being.

*End flashbacks*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Collapses to the ground* Me...? A lowly… *Czzzzzt!* …piece…of outdated trash…!? *Czzzzzzt!* No, this…this can’t be…! This can’t…be true! I am…Metal Sonic Version 3.0…the strongest…of Doctor Nega’s…creations…! *Czzzzzt!* There are no…improvements…to be made…to this…design…! *Czzzzzt!* I am… the pinnacle…of technological…advancements…! *His eye screen goes completely black as he shuts off, due to power failure*

Meanwhile, on one of the rooftops of Sparkling City…

*Music Cue*

Volcana: Metal Blaze, I’ll stay here and hold them off. You take the Lunar Emerald and bring it back to Doctor N., alright? *Hands it to her*

Metal Blaze:  It shall be done. *Takes the emerald, turns on her jet booster, and flies off*

Robotnik: Metal Sonic, why not go ahead and follow her? That way, even if we fail to get ahold of that emerald, we’ll know for sure exactly where Nega’s base is located!

Metal Sonic: *Nods, turns on his jet booster, and flies after Metal Blaze*

Volcana: *Mumbles* …Well, so much for me holding all of them off, huh? *Faces Scorch’s direction again* Well, Scorch, looks like it’s just you and me now.

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, you might want to keep your distance. Things are bound to get ugly from here.

Robotnik: Yes, I understand. *Backs away and gets behind a corner*

Volcana: Well, shall we get started? *Starts charging up a flame blast at the palm of her hands*

Scorch: I’m ready when you are. *Does the same*

Volcana: Alright, then! Let’s get this party started! *”Fires” at her*

Scorch: HAAAAAH! *Does the same*

*The two flame blasts collide, creating an explosion*

Robotnik: Whoa!

*Scorch and Volcana surround themselves with fiery auras, shoot toward each other, and start throwing punches in a DBZ-like fashion*

Robotnik: Astounding! They’re moving so fast, that I could barely keep up with them! It’s definitely a good thing I moved when I did! Otherwise, I truly would have gotten “caught in the crossfire”! (Speaking of which, I have to say… I find it rather odd that someone working for Nega would be concerned with innocent people getting harmed. Could it be that he’s kept Volcana in the dark about his plan?)

Meanwhile, nearby within the sky…

*Music Cue*

Metal Blaze: *Looks back for a brief moment, notices Metal Sonic, and speeds up*

Metal Sonic: Hmm, Metal Blaze must have detected my presence through her scanners, so doing this in stealth is out of the question. If she truly believes she could escape me, then she is sadly mistaken. *Cranks up the heat on his jet booster and follows*

Metal Blaze: *Launches a few fireballs at him to slow him down*

Metal Sonic: *Dodges* (I don’t intend to destroy her just yet, but it has to appear that way if I am to successfully have her lead me to Nega’s fortress.) *Fires an eye laser*

Metal Blaze: *Hovers into the air and dodges*

*The chase goes on, until they spot a group of Cyber Sonics in the distance*

Metal Blaze: Hmm? How convenient…

*The Cyber Sonics fly toward them*

Cyber Sonic #1: Metal Blaze, Doctor Nega has sent us to assist you and Volcana.

Cyber Sonic #2: We would have arrived much sooner, had it not for the dimensional camera being low on energy.

Metal Blaze: Understandable.

Cyber Sonic #3: You are free to proceed. We will handle him, while you evacuate and deliver the emerald to Doctor Nega.

Metal Blaze: *Nods* I will, but I strongly advise you to be careful. This is the original Metal Sonic, so he is not an opponent to take lightly.

Cyber Sonic #4: Affirmative.

*Metal Blaze takes off*

Metal Sonic: *Gets ready to fly after her*

*The Cyber Sonics block his path*

Metal Sonic: *Looks pass them, making a mental note of which direction Metal Blaze went*

Cyber Sonic #1: It would be a wise decision on your part to not concern yourself with her whereabouts when you have the rest of us to contend with.

Metal Sonic: Considering the fact that I’ve already destroyed a multitude of other weak copies such as yourselves, dealing with you is hardly worth the effort, but very well. Let’s get this over with.

*The Cyber Sonics surround Metal Sonic and start attacking him*

Metal Sonic: *Czzzzzzt!* *Starts to glow red* Chaos… BLAST!!!

*The Cyber Sonics are simultaneously destroyed as the blast spreads*

Metal Sonic: Hmph, how pathetic. *Cranks up the heat on his booster again, and speeds toward the direction that Metal Blaze went*

Elsewhere, at Lake Oceana…

Charmy: Look, you guys! There’s the emerald! *Points*

Marine: Blimey! That’s it, alright!

Porkenstein: …

Splash: Is something bothering you, Professor?

Porkenstein: Doesn’t it strike you as a bit odd that’s it floating around, out in the open like this? My intuition tells me that this may very well be another trap…

Zippo: *Nods in agreement*

Charmy: Hee hee, “it may very well bee another trap”. Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles*

Marine: Good one as always, mate!

Porkenstein: Yes, so anyway, back to what I was saying… This may very well be another trap, so we’d best proceed with caution.

Zippo: *Holds up a piece of paper that says “Leave it to me.”*

Porkenstein: I’ll take it that you plan to grab it with your ear-stretching technique, old boy?

Zippo: *Nods, stretches out his ears, and grabs the Water Emerald*

Charmy: Alright, you got it!

Porkenstein: Well, that’s that, I suppose! Looks like our work here is done!

Splash: Yeah, but I wonder how everyone else is doing?

Porkenstein: We won’t know for certain until we return.

Just when the five of them were turning around to leave, a sudden blast of water was shot in their direction.

Porkenstein: What in blazes!?

Splash: HAAAAAAH! *Uses her powers to send the blast into the sky*

Marine: Strewth! Where’d THAT come from!?

*Music Cue*

Oceana: *Hovers down in front of the group, giving them an angry look* …

Zippo: …!?

Marine: Eh!?

Porkenstein: I do say!

Charmy: There’re two Splashes!?

Splash: You…

“Scorch”: *Notices Splash and gasps* …!

*Cue flashback from Part 5*

Splash: …?

“Scorch”: O-Oceana!? Is…is it really you!?

*Everyone has blank “WTF” expressions on their faces*

Splash: “Oh-shan-uh”?

“Scorch”: *Rushes over there and hugs her* Oh, it’s been so long! I haven’t seen you or Frostina in thousands of years! How’ve you been all this time?

Splash: Look, I don’t know who this “Oceana” is, but I’m not- *Gets hugged even tighter before she finishes the sentence* Can’t…breathe!

*End flashback*

Splash: You must be Oceana, am I right?

Oceana: Yes, that’s right. I’m Oceana, the Goddess of Waves.


Wait, what? Who are you, and how did you know my name? More importantly, why is it that you look almost exactly like me?

Splash: My name is Splash, the Goddess of Water. My friends and I have recently crossed into this dimension from another, which is parallel to this one. The reason I knew your name is because Volcana has once mistaken me for you.

Oceana: I suppose that makes sense.

Wait a minute… You just crossed into this dimension, you said? It’s just as the Doctor’s been saying all along… You’ve been sent here by that Robotnik creep to steal the Lunar Emeralds for him, so you could use them to free that Ifrit monster and destroy our world!

Everyone: …

Porkenstein: I’m sorry, what? I beg your pardon?

Oceana: I know everything that you intend to do, and I’m putting a stop to it! The way you ruined all those worlds and slaughtered all those innocent people… Unforgivable!

*Everyone continues looking confused*

Marine: Strewth… This sheila’s crazy, eh?

Charmy: Yeah. Really, REALLY crazy!

Porkenstein: Indeed. I think the old gal’s lost it!

Zippo: *Holds up a piece of paper that says “That’s for sure!”*

Splash: Look, Oceana… You’ve definitely gotten the wrong idea about us! We would never do anything like what you just described! This is all just a big misunderstanding!

Oceana: Go ahead, play ignorant if you want, but I’m not convinced! My sisters and I, plus this island’s guardian, Luna, have been told in advance about your arrival, and we’ve spent the last few days preparing for it. *Uses her powers to summon a tidal wave* Once and for all, I’m going to make you pay...for ALL the innocent blood you and Robotnik have shed!!! Summons a large tidal wave via telekinesis, and launches it at the group*


Splash: *Uses her own powers to cancel it out*

Marine: Blimey! That was a close one!

Porkenstein: Yes, quite so!

Splash: Yeah, you know what? Fine! I don’t want to fight you, but if this is what it’ll take for you to see the truth, then so be it! Just so we’re clear, this fight is between you and me, Oceana. The next time you use an attack like that, direct it at me! Leave my friends out of it!

Oceana: … *Stares blankly*

Splash: Well? Do we have a deal, or what?

Oceana: Have it your way, then. (How bizarre… Is she REALLY one of the invaders that Dr. Nega was going on about? Something’s not right, here…)

*They both simultaneously fire hydro blasts at one another*

Again, at the Sparkling City rooftop…

*Scorch and Volcana throw a barrage of flame-fisted punches (without bothering to block each others’ hits (like their last fight)*

Robotnik: (The two of them are so evenly matched, that it’s almost as if this battle isn’t getting anywhere…)

*Scorch and Volcana are seen breathing hard shorly afterwards*

Volcana: Not bad, but let’s see if you could withstand this next one!

Scorch: Bring it!

Robotnik: Just a second, you two. Before you start fighting again, there’s something I’d like to ask. Volcana, was it?

Volcana: Yeah, that’s me.

Robotnik: I’m merely curious… Exactly why is it that you’ve chosen to align yourself with Nega?

Volcana: Simple. Doctor N. was nice enough to free me after I’ve been trapped for thousands of years, and I’ve agreed to help him out in return.

Scorch: …

Robotnik: (Well, doesn’t THAT sound awfully familiar?) I see. Well, answer me this… Did he tell you exactly what it was that you were helping him out with?

Volcana: Yes. He told me that his goal is to conquer the world and bring forth an age of “fear of chaos”. Sure, he did tell most of my sisters something entirely different, but at the same time, I can’t bring myself to betray Doctor N., especially after I specifically told him that I was forever indebted to him for releasing me.

Robotnik: Fair enough, but how do you know for certain that he won’t eventually betray you when the time comes?

Volcana: …

Scorch: He’s right, Volcana. You even said so, yourself that Nega kept your sisters in the dark about his true intentions, so shouldn’t that alone tell you that something isn’t right about him?

Volcana: ...

Robotnik: After all, if Nega didn’t have any qualms with betraying ME, his own ancestor, then what makes you think that he wouldn’t eventually do the same to you?

Volcana: Wait, come again!? You’re his…ancestor!?

Robotnik: That’s correct.

Scorch: …You mean to say that you didn’t notice the resemblance until now?

Volcana: I did, but I figured that the two of them were simply dimensional counterparts, like you and I. Anyway, I’m going to need some time to think about this. It looks like we’ll have to resume our battle some other time, Scorch… *Leaps off the building and flies away*

Scorch: I can’t really tell whether we’ve gotten through to her or not. Can you?

Robotnik: She didn’t dismiss anything we’ve said as nonsense, so it’s safe to assume that our words are beginning to sink in. Now, with that said, I wonder if Metal Sonic has managed to obtain that emerald yet…

Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s base…

*A beeping sound is heard*

Nega Robotnik: Hmm? What’s this? *Takes out his handheld computer and checks the radar* Eee hee hee! Well, what do you know? I’m picking up a signal, saying that one of the emeralds is heading in this direction! That must mean that either Metal Blaze or one of the Goddesses have managed to retrieve an emerald! Well, it’s about time!

*Nega goes outside to wait at the entrance, and spots Metal Blaze heading in its direction*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Just as I thought!

Metal Blaze: *Hovers down* Doctor Nega, here is the Elemental Emerald that you requested. *Holds it out*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Excellent work as always, Metal Blaze! *Gets ready to grab it, until it suddenly gets snatched out of Metal Blaze’s hand* What the…!?

Metal Blaze: …!? *Looks around and spots Metal Sonic tossing the emerald up and down* You…

Nega Robotnik: Where did he come from!?

Metal Blaze: Metal Sonic began pursuing me as I was on the way back, but I was certain that I managed to lose him after he was distracted by the Cyber Sonics that you sent…

Metal Sonic: Well, as you can see, you thought wrong. Not only did your careless mistake cost you this emerald, but the location of this fortress, as well.

Metal Blaze: …

Nega Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance*

Metal Sonic: Luckily for you, however, I have absolutely no interest in your pale imitation of EG-005.

Nega Robotnik: “Pale imitation”!? You insolent bucket of bolts! How dare you!

Metal Sonic: Metal Sonic Version 4.0 is the one I’m seeking to destroy. Where is he?

Nega Robotnik: For your information, you outdated piece of junk, he isn’t here at the moment. As far as I’m aware, he’s busy dealing with, or has possibly already destroyed that rebellious traitor, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, and he’ll be doing the same to you when he returns!

Metal Sonic: What is this 4.0, anyway? Another recolor? Ooh, I’m SO frightened.

Nega Robotnik: Go ahead and make a mockery while you can, fool, because you’ll definitely be singing a different tune when he’s through with you!

Metal Sonic: Whatever. *Holds out the emerald* Chaos Control! *Warps away*

Again, at Lake Oceana…

*Whirlpools surround Splash and Oceana’s fists as they clash*

Marine: Strewth! This is pretty intense, ain’t it?

Charmy: Yeah. Really, REALLY intense!

Oceana: *Holds out the palm of her hand and blasts Splash with a hydro blast*

Splash: Uhhhhhh! *Crashes into the wall*

Charmy: Splash! Are you okay?

Splash: *Sits up* I’m fine, Charmy. *Liquefies, shoots toward Oceana, and does the same to her*

Oceana: Uhhhhhh! *Hits her back on a tree*

Splash: *Solidifies* Are you ready to give up yet?

Oceana: No way! Not until I make you answer for each and every life you’ve-

???: Oceana, wait!

Oceana: Hmm? *Looks*

*Luna and the others walk up to them*

Luna: Everything they’re saying is true!

Oceana: It is?

Luna: Yeah. These guys pose no threat to this island at all!

Oceana: They don’t? Am I missing something, here? I’m a hundred percent sure that these are the people that Dr. Nega showed us on his computer, along with that horrifying image of the world they ruined as a result of them releasing the Ifrit! Surely, you haven’t forgotten that!

Luna: I remember it just as well as you do, Oceana, and I’ll tell you… That was all an illusion!

Oceana: Wait a minute, what!? What do you mean!? Are you sure about this!?

Luna: I’m positive. Dr. Nega… He’s lied to us from the start! Everything and I mean EVERYTHING that he told us about that Robotnik guy and these so-called “dimensional invaders” was completely bogus! Nega spun that story around in order to present himself in a positive light, but as it turns out, HE’S the one who was truly aiming to unleash that creature!

Oceana: … *Her eyes widen in shock*

Luna: To think I actually trusted that scumbag with the Lunar Emeralds, and allowed him to do as he pleased with them! *Clenches her fist in anger*

Oceana: The same goes for the blood samples that Volcana and I gave him for the PG Experiments! Sure, Stonia, Woodra, Electra, and Tornada are good people, but PG-005 might be another story! As far as we know, Nega will probably end up programming her to do his evil bidding!

Charmy: I’d really hate to say this, but we told you so!

Zippo: *Nods in agreement*

Oceana: *Sigh* …I suppose I had that one coming. Splash, I… I owe you and your friends an apology. I shouldn’t have attacked you guys without giving you a chance to explain your side of the story. More importantly, I never should have trusted a word that Nega creep had to say in the first place! How could I’ve not seen this from the start…? I just feel so…stupid to’ve been fooled so easily…

Luna: That makes two of us.

Splash: It’s alright, you two. The same thing could have happened to anyone if they were in your shoes. There’s no need to be so hard on yourselves.

Charmy: Yeah, what she said. There’s no need to “bee” so hard on yourselves. Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: I sure do! *Giggles*

Marine: Heh heh heh!

Oceana: Yes, I get it, but not to, you know, “bee” rude or anything, but it really wasn’t all that funny to me…

Splash: Fair enough.

Luna: By the way, did any of you happen to find the Lunar Emerald in this area?

Zippo: *Holds it up*

Luna: Ah, I see! Nice job, uh… Sorry, I didn’t get your name.

Zippo: *Speeds across the area and writes “ZIPPO” in a blazing trail of fire*

Luna: Oh, okay. It’s nice to meet you, Zippo. I’m Luna the Porchidna, the guardian and protector of this island and its treasures.

Charmy: What’s a-

Luna: …It’s a cross between an echidna and a porcupine.

Charmy: Oh. Anyway, I’m Charmy Bee.

Porkenstein: My name is Nathaniel Porkenstein.

Marine: I’m Marine the Raccoon. Nice to meet ya!

*Insert introductions for all the other characters here*

Luna: It’s nice to meet all of you, as well.

Rouge: Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s continue looking for those emeralds, shall we?

Luna: Sure. How many did you all manage to find so far?

Seedra: The one that I got from Woodra, plus the emerald that Zippo has in his hand… That’s only about two so far.

Ray: Yeah, but the rest of our friends have all split up into separate places to look for the other five.

Mighty: Yep, so it’s probably safe to assume that they’ve managed to find them all by now.

Luna: Awesome. Did you guys happen to decide on an area where you’d all meet one another after the Lunar Emeralds have been found?

Knuckles: Uh… I guess we kinda forgot that part. There’s nothing to worry about, though. Like you said earlier, the Celestial Emerald has radar-like functions. Plus, Robotnik has some kind of detector in those glasses of his. That’s exactly how we were able to find the shrine in the first place.

Rouge: Yeah, so basically, he’s the one who’s gonna end up finding us.

Luna: Makes sense.

Elsewhere, again within the Astral Ruins…

*Music Cue*

*A small, white tigress (who somewhat resembles Tails, but with a hairstyle similar to Blaze’s, a white shirt with the Sega Saturn logo, black shorts, and white and purple sneakers) walks by*

???: *Notices Metal Sonic 3.0* Hmm? What’s that over there? *Walks over for a closer look* A…robot? I wonder where it could have come from? Whatever it was that happened to him, it looks like he’s in pretty bad shape. I’d better take him back to my workshop… *Picks 3.0 up, and starts carrying him across her shoulder* Ihhhh…! This guy’s a lot heavier than he looks! It must be the material he was built with…

So far, it seems as if things are looking up for our heroes. In addition to successfully luring Oceana over to their side, two more Elemental Emeralds have been obtained, making that four in total. There’s no cause to celebrate just yet, though, as there are still three more to find. Will they be able to successfully retrieve them and prevent PG-005/Goldra’s development from reaching completion? Lastly, who is the mysterious girl who’s stumbled upon Metal Sonic 3.0? Is she friend or foe? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
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Part 15e

When we last left off on Dimensional Chaos, Scorch, Metal Sonic, and Dr. Robotnik encountered Volcana and Metal Blaze on one of the rooftops of Sparkling City in an effort to obtain the Lunar/Elemental Emerald within their possession. Volcana then suggested that Metal Blaze flees with the emerald, while the former stays behind to have a rematch with Scorch. Shortly afterwards, Metal Sonic began chasing after Metal Blaze, fighting off hordes of Cyber Sonics in the process. Although Metal Blaze was able to successfully deliver the emerald to Dr. Nega, her sense of triumph was short-lived, as Metal Sonic managed to catch up to her, snag the emerald, and Chaos Control himself out of the area. Additionally, he also managed to find where the base was located.

Elsewhere, the Water Goddess, Splash, along with Charmy Bee, Marine the Raccoon, Zippo the Rabbit, and Professor Porkenstein traveled through Lake Oceana in search of one of the Lunar/Elemental Emeralds that was said to be in the area. During their search, they ended up getting confronted by an angry Oceana, who was thoroughly convinced that the group crossed into the Lunar Dimension to terrorize Ringstar Island and beyond. Although they tried to convince the Wave Goddess that the entire thing was a misunderstanding, their words ultimately fell on deaf ears, and Splash had no choice but to engage her counterpart in battle. Their conflict didn’t reach a proper conclusion until Luna and company arrived on the scene to back up Splash’s story, and successfully convince Oceana that Dr. Nega had been manipulating them all along.

Feeling deeply ashamed for picking that fight and having believed the deranged doctor’s lies in the first place, Oceana apologized to Splash and the others, which they willingly accepted. From that point on, the Wave Goddess decided to accompany the group and help them track down the Lunar Emeralds to prevent Dr. Nega’s scheme from coming to fruition. Meanwhile, deep within the Astral Ruins, a mysterious white tigress found a deactivated Metal Sonic Version 3.0, who was severely injured after having narrowly won a battle against his replacement, Metal Sonic Version 4.0. She then decided to carry the former back to her workshop in order to repair him.

Now, the questions remain… Is this new person friend or foe? Will the heroes be able to find the three remaining Lunar/Elemental Emeralds, and keep them out of Dr. Nega’s evil grasp? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Meanwhile, outside of Dr. Nega’s base…

*Music Cue*

Nega Robotnik: GRRR… Metal Sonic! He’s going to pay dearly for this, I assure you!

*A beeping sound is suddenly heard*

Nega Robotnik: Hmm? *Takes out his walkie-talkie*

Stonia: *From the other end* Hey, Doctor. It’s me.

Nega Robotnik: Ah, Stonia! It’s you! How are things going with the search?

Stonia: Things have gone pretty well. The Cyber Sonics and I have just managed to uncover it!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee! Excellent!

Stonia: We’re heading back now. I’ll talk to you again when we return.

Nega Robotnik: Alright, take care.

*They hang up*

Nega Robotnik: I guess that encounter with Metal Sonic wasn’t a total loss, after all! We may have lost that emerald, but we ended up gaining another in the process!

Metal Blaze: Yes, but all seven emeralds are required for PG-005’s completion, correct?

Nega Robotnik: True, but I’ve already planned ahead just in case the rest of the Goddesses fail to retrieve the other six.

Metal Blaze: *Looks ahead* Doctor Nega?

Nega Robotnik: Yes, what is it?

Metal Blaze: Scanners indicate an incoming object approaching…

Nega Robotnik: Ah, it must be Stonia! Looks like her arrival was a lot sooner than anticipated!

Metal Sonic 4.0: *Crashes down in front of them, heavily damaged, with smoke coming out*

Nega Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance* …Perhaps I spoke too soon. Metal Blaze, let’s bring him inside for repairs, shall we?

Metal Blaze: Affirmative. *Picks up 4.0 and carries him over her shoulder*

*They go inside*

Elsewhere, within the region of Stoneopolis…

*Music Cue*

Vector: That emerald… It’s gotta be around here somewhere!

Espio: It would have been a lot more helpful if Robotnik had been more specific…

Honey: I agree completely. “Somewhere in this direction” just doesn’t cut it when it comes to places like this!

Minutes later…

Vector: Look, ya guys! It’s a pyramid! The emerald’s gotta be in there, it’s just gotta be! *Glares to the side* Oh, I forgot. Charmy ain’t here.

Honey: Yeah, he definitely would’ve made a “bee” pun out of that if he was.

Espio: Indeed.

*Shortly afterwards, Stonia and the Cyber Sonics are seen exiting the pyramid*

Vector: What the…!?

Honey: Is that…Squash!?

Espio: Judging from her color and the group of Cyber Sonics, I doubt it.

Vector: Yeah, it must be one o’ the EG Experiment copies! I certainly hope she didn’t beat us to the emerald…

Espio: I’d say it’s a little late for that. Take a look at what she’s holding.

Vector: Ah, crud! At this point, I guess we ain’t got no other choice but ta take it from ‘er! It’s the only clue we have to findin’ where Nega’s base is!

*They approach Stonia and the Cyber Sonics*

Stonia: Hmm? Looks like we have company…

Vector: Ah, just what we were lookin’ for! You’re one o’ Dr. Nega’s EG Experiment copies, aren’t ‘cha?

Stonia: Yeah, that would be me. I am Stonia, the Goddess of Earth, codenamed: PG-001. Who might you be?

Vector: We’re-…

Cyber Sonic #1: Subjects indentified as: Team Chaotix. Orders: Eliminate on sight!

Stonia: The Chaotix, huh? As in, the ones that Dr. Nega showed us on his computer?

Cyber Sonic #1: Correct.

Stonia: Yeah, I thought they looked familiar. Now that we have that established… *Points* Attack!

*The Cyber Sonics turn on their boosters and jet towards the trio*

Vector: Ya want some? *Cracks his knuckles* Well, come ‘n’ get it!

*They start fighting off the Cyber Sonics*

Meanwhile, at Breeze Valley…

*Music Cue*

Heavy: “Somewhere in this direction”, he says… Ugh. Honestly, could Robotnik have been anymore vague when describing the location of the emerald?

Mecha Amy: No, but complaining about it isn’t going to help. The only thing we can do at this point is to keep searching until we find it.

Heavy: Yes, thanks for the newsflash, Captain Obvious.

Mecha Amy: Jerk!

Bomb: Don’t mind him. Heavy’s usually a bit on the cranky side, but you’ll get used to him after a while.

Omega: *Approaches the group*

Mecha Amy: …Oh, it’s you.

Storm: Hey there. Shadow, Rouge, and Squash didn’t come with you?

Omega: We all entered the dimensional portal together, but after we were directed to the emeralds’ locations by Metal Sonic Version 3.0, we have chosen to search for them individually in separate locales.

Storm: Ah, okay.

Omega: Have you located the emerald within this vicinity?

Storm: Not yet. Dr. Robotnik didn’t give us any specifics. He only told us the general area.

*Music Cue*

Tornada: *Flies past the group, leaving behind a strong gust of wind*

Mecha Amy: Whoa! What was that!?

Storm: It must have been Nega’s Wind Goddess creation!

Mecha Amy: Are you sure?

Storm: The winds weren’t that powerful until a second ago, so that must be the case. I’m almost sure of it.

*A group of Cyber Sonics fly by shortly afterwards*

Bomb: Well, that definitely confirms it.

Heavy: Then what’re we waiting for? Let’s go after them so we could get that emerald! The sooner we get that, the sooner we’ll be able to find Nega’s base!

Omega: Beginning pursuit immediately! *Turns on his jet booster and flies after them*

*Everyone else follows, too*

Meanwhile, off in the distance…

Tornada: *Holding the emerald* Ohhhhhh! Look how shiny it is!

A few minutes later…

*They come to a stop as Storm and company catch up with them*

Tornada: Hmm? So, we really were being followed, after all…

Storm: You must be Nega’s Wind Goddess…

Tornada: That’s me. I’m Tornada, the Goddess of Air, codenamed… Ah, what was it again? GP-Double Four? Or was it PG-Oh-Four?

Cyber Sonic #1: It’s “PG-004”.

Tornada: Ah, right! That was it!

Everyone: …

Storm: …You have GOT to be kidding me.

Heavy: …Is she a complete idiot, or what?

Tornada: …

Ohhhh, wow! I just noticed! You look just like me! Does this mean you’re a Goddess, too?

Storm: Well, yeah, of course. I’m the fourth EG Experiment, Storm, the Goddess of Wind, the very person who Nega cloned to create you.

Tornada: Huh? I’m a clone? You mean, like…a cyclone?

Everyone: …

Storm: No, I meant “clone”, as in a duplicate!

Tornada: Dupli-what?

*Everyone anime falls*

Storm: An imitation, a copy!

Tornada: Ohhhhhh, okay! I get it now!

All except for the “imitation” part, that is…

Everyone: …

*They anime fall again*

Storm: *Facepalm* I give up…

Heavy: Yep, that confirms it. She’s a moron, alright.

Tornada: Huh? I’m maroon? I thought I was green?

*They anime fall for a third time*

Heavy: No, I said you’re a moron, meaning that you’re stupid! You know, as in an idiot, a fool, a simpleton, an imbecile!

Tornada: … *Glares at him*

Bomb: Okay, Heavy, I think she gets the message now.

Mecha Amy: It’s funny how you hate Three-Point Zero so much when you’re hardly any nicer.

Heavy: Bah, whatever. Don’t compare me to him. Unlike that moron, I’m not foolish enough to believe that “technological advancements” are gained through different coatings of paint. Quite frankly, I’m surprised this dumbass even knows her colors in the first place!

Tornada: *Her eyes start to glow yellow, as she goes completely silent with anger*

Storm: Tornada, are you…alright? (I don’t think I like the look of this…)

*Suddenly, a strong gust of wind blows in Heavy’s direction, knocking him into a nearby wall*

Heavy: UHHHHHH! *Czzzzzzt!*

Tornada: Hmph!

Storm: Um, no offense, but you kinda had that one coming…

Mecha Amy: Yeah, seriously.

Heavy: Oh, yeah, sure! I was totally the only one who acknowledged her sheer stupidity!

Tornada: *Holds out the palm of her hand, and slams him back onto the wall with another gust of wind*

Heavy: Ghhhhhh…! *Czzzzzt!*

Bomb: *Snickers*

Heavy: Oh, shut up!

Tornada: Now, if you would excuse me, I have somewhere I need to go. *Turns to the Cyber Sonics* Let’s go, you guys. We’ve gotta get this emerald back to Dr. Nega before those invaders get here!

Cyber Sonic #1: The “invaders” in question are right before your very eyes.

Tornada: Oh! They are!?

Cyber Sonic #1: Hurry, I strongly advise getting the emerald out of here as quickly as possible.

Tornada: But…what about you?

Cyber Sonic #1: The rest of us will stay behind and have them terminated, as requested by Doctor Nega.

Tornada: Well, okay then. Be careful! *Hovers into the air and flies off*

Storm: Hey, wait a sec! *Flies after her*

Cyber Sonic #2: *Faces the others* Targets identified as…”dimensional invaders”. Orders: Eliminate on sight!

Mecha Amy: Huh? What’s all this “invader” business?

Omega: That is inconsequential. All enemies must be eliminated! *Morphs his arms into volkan cannons and starts firing at the Cyber Sonics*

Mecha Amy: It’s always the same with you, isn’t it? Shoot first, ask questions later.

Elsewhere on Ringstar Island…

*Music Cue*

Luna: This way, you guys! I know a safe place where we can store the emeralds!

Knuckles: What place would that be, exactly?

Charmy: Yeah, what place would that bee? *Snickers*

Marine: Heh heh heh!

Splash: *Giggles*

Knuckles: *Glares at Charmy*

Charmy: Okay, sorry. I’ll stop… for now.

???: Ah, I see you’ve found the next two emeralds… Well done!

*Robotnik, Scorch, and Metal Sonic approach the, along with Sonic, Tails, Amy, Tiara, Big, Froggy, and Shock*

Luna: *Notices Robotnik* …! YOU!

Robotnik: Um, have we…met?

Luna: *Marches over to Robotnik and punches him in the stomach*

Robotnik: AUGH! *Kneels down* What was that for!?

Oceana: Do you really need a reason!?

Luna: Nega, you scumbag! Everything you told us was a lie! That “Robotnik” person you went on about… HE wasn’t the one trying to destroy this dimension! It was YOU all along! I trusted you…with everything! I’ve trusted you more than I’ve ever trusted anyone in my entire life, but apparently, Oceana, Frostina, and I were just pawns in your eyes! You led us to believe that we were fighting for a just cause, but as it turns out, we were merely being used to do YOUR dirtywork! How could you!? *Raises her fist, getting ready to hit him again*

*The others start holding her back*

Luna: LET ME GO! *Jerks away*

Mighty: Whoa, whoa! Calm down!


Splash: You have every right to be angry, but at least direct it at the right person!


Scorch: Look, I happen to hate Nega as much as you do, but what Splash is trying to tell you is that THIS isn’t him!

Robotnik: Exactly!

Luna: …

Wait, what? He’s not? Then…who is he?

Robotnik: Dr. Ivo Robotnik, scientific genius extraordinaire with an undisputed IQ of 300!

Sonic: Or as I like to call him, “Ro-butt-nik”.

Robotnik: *Glares*

Luna: Oh, so you’re Dr. Robotnik? Why is it that you and Nega look almost exactly alike? Is this another case of dimensional counterparts?

Robotnik: Close enough. I’m his ancestor, actually.

Luna: You are!? Then…why is it that he’s so against you?

Robotnik: Allegedly, I’ve tarnished the Robotnik family name in some way, and for some reason, he seems to believe that erasing me from the timeline would somehow remedy this problem, while not even taking a split second to consider that he, too, would cease to exist in the process! What an ignorant fool!

Luna: Oh, I see. Sorry about the misunderstanding, then.

Oceana: Yeah. I apologize, as well.

Robotnik: I’ll forgive you this time. Just don’t let it happen again.

Rouge: Now that we’ve got that cleared up, why not show us the place where you keep the emeralds stored?

Luna: Ah, right, I almost forgot. This way, everyone! *Takes off*

*Everyone else follows*

Again, at the battle scene at Stoneopolis…

*Broken Cyber Sonic parts scatter all over the place*

Stonia: WHAT!? No way!

Vector: A’ight, now you’re next, sister!

Stonia: Aww, but that’s hardly a fair fight, is it? All three of you against little ol’ me?

???: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Yeah, that’s because you’re too weak!

Vector: Ah, hey, Squash. Glad ‘ja could make it!

Espio: I’ll take it that Robotnik’s the one who pointed you in this direction?

Squash: No, it was Three-Point Zero.

Stonia: So, you must be EG-001…

Squash: Yeah. You must be Nega’s lame copy of me. It’s too bad he failed so miserably while trying to copy me. His efforts resulted in the creation of a complete weakling!

Stonia: What makes you say that?

Squash: First of all, copies are never able to surpass the original. Secondly, I saw how scared you were once you saw that you had to face all three of them at the same time. If I were to be the one fighting them, I’d be able to do it with one hand tied behind my back!

Vector: Oh, yeah!?

Espio: Just so you know, Squash… Underestimating your opponent is always the first step to losing a battle.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Maybe, but THIS battle was already over before it began!

Stonia: Tell me, EG-001… Are you always this full of yourself? Or is there something you’re overcompensating for?

Squash: What’s that supposed to mean!?

Stonia: There’s a saying that comes to mind, that the weakest dog always barks the loudest.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Surely, you must be joking! You don’t REALLY think you’ll win against me, do you?

Stonia: There’s only one way to find out.

Squash: Alright, then let’s get this party started! Since I’m in such a good mood, I’ll do you a favor by taking it easy on you.

Stonia: Oh, by all means, go right ahead. (At your own risk, that is…)

Squash: In fact, I’ll let you get the first hit. Go on, give it a shot.

Stonia: Alright, if you insist. *Punches Squash in the face, sending her flying*

Squash: UHHHHHH! *Crashes through the pyramid wall*

Vector: Yep, that’s what happens when ya get cocky, Squash.

Espio: Indeed.

Honey: Are you okay in there?

Squash: I’m fine. *Gets up*

Stonia: Oh, my! Did I do that?

Squash: Bah, shut up!

Stonia: Oh, what’s wrong? Have I struck a nerve?

Squash: That was a lucky shot! You’d better enjoy it, because I can guarantee that you won’t be getting another!

Stonia: A lucky shot? I’m pretty sure I hit you square on, considering the fact that you allowed me to, but I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how foolish that was. You already saw that for yourself. HAHAHAHA…

Squash: *Glares*

Stonia: Now are you ready? Ready for me to… ”Stonia” to death? Get it, “stone ya”?

Everyone: …

Squash: …Lame.

Vector: Sheesh, SolarBlaze really needs ta lay off the puns fa once! Charmy’s already one thing, but everyone else, too? Gimme a break!

Espio: Breaking the Fourth Wall again, I see?

Vector: Somebody had ta do it.

*Music Cue*

Squash: Anyway, yeah, I’m ready! Let’s pick up where we left off! *Rolls into a boulder and dashes toward Stonia*

Stonia: *Does the same*

*They both collide into one another and bounce backwards*

Meanwhile, again at Breeze Valley…

Storm: Hey, Tornada! Wait up!

Tornada: *Stops and turns around*

Storm: That emerald that you have… We need it for-

Tornada: You need it for what? So you could free that fire monster and use it to destroy this island!?

Storm: …Wait, what?

Tornada: Goodbye! *Creates a gust of wind and flies off again*

Storm: Ghhhh…! *Resists the current* I haven’t the slightest idea of what she’s talking about… Despite her rather…questionable intelligence, I could tell there’s definitely a major misunderstanding going on, here. I have to get to the bottom of it… *Flies after her*

Again, at Stoneopolis…

Stonia: *Uses telekinesis to launch a sharp stone pillar in Squash’s direction*

Squash: HMPH! *The gem on her forehead glows, and the stone pillar shatters into pieces shortly afterwards, pelting Stonia with its debris*

Stonia: Ghhhh…!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Truly, you didn’t think something like that would work against me, did you? *Charges toward Stonia, raising her fist* Now, play it smart and hand over that emerald! *Throws a punch*

Stonia: *Ducks underneath and tackles Squash* Why, so you can destroy this island? I don’t think so!

*They roll across the ground fighting, with a dust cloud appearing around them*

Vector: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold the phone! Am I missin’ somethin’, here? What’s all this garbage about us tryin’ to destroy the island!?

Honey: I’m guessing that Nega must’ve told her some kind of lie about us…

Espio: I wouldn’t be surprised. That kind of thing isn’t exactly beneath him…

Once again, at Breeze Valley…

Storm: *Manages to get past Tornada* Hold it!

Tornada: Huh!? How did you…!? Ah, it doesn’t matter. Take this! *Creates another strong gust of wind*

Storm: *Starts resisting the current* Just so you know… Two can play at that game! *Creates one of her own*

*Both of their winds combine and create a strong windstorm*

Elsewhere in the area…

Mecha Amy: WHOOOOAAAAH! *Grabs onto a tree*

*Omega, Heavy, and Bomb hold onto something, as well*

Mecha Amy: Storm and Tornada…they must really be going at it!

Bomb: Yeah, no kidding!

At Stoneopolis…

Stonia: *Punches Squash a few times in the face*

Squash: Uhhhhh!

Stonia: *Throws another punch*

Squash: *Grabs her fist, kicks her off, and gets back up*

Stonia: Oooof! *Falls backward, but promptly gets up again*

*They both surround their fists with a rocky coating, and begin charging at one another*

Squash & Stonia: IT’S TIME TO END THIS!

*They get ready to strike one another*

Honey: Just a second, you two!

*They stop mid-punch*

Squash: Yeah? What is it?

Honey: Before you continue, there’s something I’d like to ask Stonia…

Stonia: Ask away.

Honey: Earlier, you said something about us trying to get the emeralds to destroy this island… What did you mean by that?

Stonia: The Doc told us days in advance that you’d all be coming to steal the Lunar Emeralds, so we’ve been preparing for it. According to him, the world that he came from was destroyed as a result of you guys unleashing the Ifrit upon it! Now, you’re trying to use the emeralds to break the seal and release that thing into this world, too! If you think we’re gonna allow that to happen over here, then you’re sadly mistaken!

Everyone: …

Vector: WHAT!? Are you kiddin’ me!? That’s what ‘e told ‘ja!? Whatta load ‘o crap!

Espio: Precisely. You couldn’t be further from the truth, Stonia. Take this from those who’ve known Nega long before you or your sisters were created… Nega may seem friendly, but do not be fooled! There’s far more to him than he’s led you to believe thus far!

Stonia: …

Vector: Yeah, ‘n’ by that, Espio means that the guy’s a freakin’ a lunatic! Seriously, do ya have any idea what that nutjob’s tried ta do in the past!? He’s tried ta take over or destroy the world more times than anybody could possibly count! As a matter o’ fact, the last time ‘e tried wasn’t very long ago! Yeah, ya know that Ifrit incident ‘e told ‘ja about? He was the one who unleashed that thing on us! We were the ones who had ta put a stop to it!

Stonia: *Her eyes widen in shock*

Squash: Yeah, so basically, in a nutshell, the guy’s just using you to do his dirtywork for him! That’s not the kind of path you wanna take… Believe me, I’ve been there.

Stonia: …

You know, now that you mention it… I do remember Volcana trying to tell us something about him earlier, but she never ended up getting around to it…

Honey: You see? Doesn’t that tell you everything you need to know?

Stonia: …I suppose so. *Tosses the emerald to them * Here, it’s yours. Take it.

Squash: *Catches it*

Stonia: As for me, I think I’ll give the Doc a piece of my mind! *Takes off*

At Breeze Valley…

*Storm and Tornada continue trying to overpower one another with winds*

Storm: This…is going nowhere, fast! I have to find a way to end this somehow! (Wait, I’ve got it!) Tornada, your shoes are untied! (Oh, great… I just used the oldest trick in the book…)

Tornada: Ohhhh? They are? *Looks* Hey, wait a minute! I don’t even have shoelaces!

Storm: HAAAAAAA! *Launches a twister in Tornada’s direction, blowing her right into the wall*

Tornada: AAAAAAHHH! *Slams into the wall*

Storm: Now that I have your attention, would you mind listening to me for a moment?

Tornada: …Fine.

Storm: Exactly what is it that Nega told you about us?

Tornada: *Explains*

Storm: Oh, boy. Yeah, I’d hate to break it to you, but none of that is even close to being true! You, your sisters and this “Luna” person have been duped!

Tornada: “Duped”? What does that mean?

Storm: *Facepalm* It means that you’ve been deceived; tricked, lied to!

Tornada: Oh.

Come to think of it, I wonder if this is what Volcana was trying to tell us about him earlier?

Storm: I’m pretty sure it was. That’s the kind of person Nega is.

Tornada: So…what do you really need with the emeralds?

Storm: We crossed into this dimension to find Dr. Nega’s base, and we’ve been told that collecting these emeralds is the key to finding it.

Tornada: In that case… Here you go. *Hands her the emerald*

Storm: Thank you.

Elsewhere, in a remote location…

*Music Cue*

*Luna leads everyone into an underground, bejeweled palace/cavern*

Amy: Ohmigawsh! Is this the place you were talking about!?

Luna: Yes, this is the place I was talking about.

Cream: It’s so beautiful!

Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao!

Rouge: Yeah, I’ll say! Even I’ve never seen so many jewels in one place before!

Luna: You like it? It’s called the “Hidden Palace Zone”. This is a shrine that was built by my ancestors thousands of years ago as a means of protecting the gems, and keeping them from falling into the wrong hands.

Knuckles: Well, what do you know? There’s a place just like that over at our dimension, too!

Luna: There is?

Knuckles: Yeah, it has the exact same name and everything!

Sonic: There’s also another “Hidden Palace” over at South Island. That one looks more like cave than an actual palace, but it still serves the same purpose.

Tails: Oh, yeah… That’s the one with those creepy bat and dinosaur robots…

Robotnik: …

Sonic: You know, speaking of which… Luna, you said you’re trying to keep these emeralds from falling into the wrong hands, right?

Luna: Yes, so?

Sonic: In that case, are you sure it was a good idea to bring him around here? *Points his thumb at Robotnik*

Robotnik: First of all, you simpleton, it’s already been established that I’ve changed my evil ways! What part of that don’t you understand!? Secondly, as I recall, I volunteered to stay behind, but was forcibly dragged along! Thirdly, I’m the only one among us with an emerald detector! How do you possibly expect to find the rest of the emeralds without it?

Luna: That reminds me… Nega has an emerald detector of his own! What if he finds this place!?

Robotnik: Not to worry. If his detector is anything like my own, which it most likely is, due to him always copying my inventions, then this place is most likely out of its range. After all, this place is quite far from Ringstar Island, is it not?

Luna: Yeah, you’re right. Whew… I was definitely worried for a second, there!

Oceana: Yeah, but still… We definitely need to get ahold of those last three emeralds as soon as possible! Dr. Robotnik, what does your radar say about the others?

Robotnik: From here, I can’t get a signal. We’re going to have to go back to the island in order for me to do so.

Sonic: Then in that case, let’s blast through with sonic speed!

*They activate the teleporter, and use it to go back to Ringstar Island

So far, our heroes have managed to obtain two more Lunar/Elemental Emeralds, making that six in total. Now there’s only one that remains, and that happens to be at the dangerously chilly locale, Mt. Frostina. Speaking of which, will the heroes have what it takes to defeat the Snow Goddess and/or successfully convince her that Dr. Nega’s been playing her for a fool? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
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I finally got this one done. It took a couple months, but the release gap was much shorter this time around than it was for some of the last few chapters, some which took five months or so to complete. As I said two months ago, I'm trying to get this story back on track. For the most part, I'm rather proud of how this chapter came out. Other than the rushed fight scene, that is. The reason it was so rushed is because I wanted to get this chapter finished by today (which makes exactly two years ago that I released the first chapter), and because I suck at making decent fight scenes. They're easy to envision, but describing them in full detail is another story.
Part 16

On the previous chapter of Dimensional Chaos, Espio the Chameleon, Vector the Crocodile, and Honey the Cat ventured through the Stoneopolis area on Ringstar Island in search of the Lunar/Elemental Emerald. However, the Earth Goddess, PG-001/Stonia and a group of Cyber Sonics, managed to beat them to the punch. After encountering one another, the trio took on the group of Cyber Sonics and managed to defeat them with ease. However, just before the trio was able to engage Stonia in battle, EG-001/Squash showed up to challenge her counterpart, instead. The two Goddesses fought a close, evenly-matched battle, which eventually ended in a draw when the group explained Dr. Nega’s true intentions to Stonia, which in turn, prompted her to relinquish the emerald.

Meanwhile, at Breeze Valley, a similar situation occurred during EG-004/Storm, Heavy, Bomb, E-123 Omega, and Mecha Amy’s encounter with PG-004/Tornada and her group of Cyber Sonics. After managing to outsmart and overpower Tornada, Storm explained to the former that she, her sisters, and Luna had been manipulated by Dr. Nega all along. After finally realizing that the heroes meant no harm, Tornada handed over her emerald, as well.

Elsewhere, in a remote location from Ringstar Island, Luna led Sonic, Knuckles, Dr. Robotnik, and company to the Lunar Dimension’s equivalent of the Hidden Palace Zone. Knowing that Dr. Nega was after them, they decided to leave the emeralds at the shrine for safekeeping. Although Luna was worried that Nega would find the Hidden Palace, Robotnik assured her that Nega’s radar does not work beyond Ringstar Island’s range, just like his own.

After storing the emeralds, the group decided to resume their search for the last three, which are currently in the possession of Squash and Storm, as well as the dangerously chilly locale, Mt. Frostina. Speaking of Frostina, will the group of heroes over in that area have what it takes to defeat her and/or convince her that she’s been used by Nega all along? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Meanwhile, at the Astral Ruins workshop…

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic 3.0: …! *Sits up and looks at his hands* (I’m…alive?) *Looks around* (Where…am I? This place… I don’t recall ever being here before, but at the same time, it seems familiar to me for some reason…)

???: Oh, so you’re awake now!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Faces the tigress’ direction* (Is she…the one who repaired me?)

???: I found you lying around outside while I was going for a walk in the jungle. You were pretty badly damaged, but once I got your auto-repair system functioning again, I was able to get you fixed up a lot sooner than expected.

Metal Sonic 3.0: (I suppose that answers the question…)

???: I’m Julia, by the way… Julia Prowess, but some people call me “Stripes”. What’s your name?

Metal Sonic 3.0: (Julia, hmm? Come to think of it, she also looks familiar. She seems to bear quite a resemblance to that two-tailed fox child…)

Julia: Uh, hello? Is anybody there?

Metal Sonic 3.0: (Ah, that’s it! She must be his dimensional counterpart! If that’s the case, then that would certainly explain this place’s familiarity… It’s this dimension’s equivalent of that workshop in the Mystic Ruins!)

Julia: Oh, I see. You can’t talk, can you?

Metal Sonic 3.0: I’ll let you be the judge of that.

Julia: Oh, so you can talk, after all!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, I can. I was merely…lost in thought for a moment. What were you saying before?

Julia: Oh, that? I was asking what your name was.

Metal Sonic 3.0: I am Three-Point Zero… Metal Sonic Version 3.0, that is.

Julia: It’s nice to meet you, Metal Sonic!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Likewise, but I would very much prefer to not be addressed as “Metal Sonic”.

Julia: Well, is there something else I could call you for short, then? Something like “Zero”, maybe?

Metal Sonic 3.0: I suppose that will suffice, just as long as I can continue avoiding confusion with the likes of him.

Julia: “Him”? Who?

Metal Sonic 3.0: The original Metal Sonic… That obsolete scum…

Julia: I’m guessing that he’s the reason why you were in such bad condition?

Metal Sonic 3.0: No. At least, not this time. It was…another model. One that was…specifically built to replace me. My creator…he was under the erroneous assertion that I betrayed him, so he created two newer models to replace me. Metal Blaze, whom I defeated days ago, and then there was Version 4.0, whom I narrowly managed to defeat in the end…

Julia: Oh, I see…

Metal Sonic 3.0: It’s already vexing enough, having to live with the shame and humiliation of being toppled by a previous model that I’ve been built to surpass, but to think that I, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, the ultimate combat robot, would be replaced and tossed aside like common outdated trash! All over a misunderstanding on Doctor Nega’s end!

Julia: “Doctor Nega”… That’s the name of your creator? Exactly what happened in order to give him the idea that you “betrayed” him somehow?

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Explains what happened in the third chapter of the first Christmas Special*

Julia: So, you saved those two Chao from getting eaten by a monster? Ah, don’t feel bad! In fact, you should feel proud!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmph, why should I?

Julia: Because… You saved those little guys’ lives! That’s a good thing!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, for what good it did! The data that I obtained from those little vermin turned out to be utterly useless! My efforts were in vain!

Julia: Don’t say things like that! Your efforts weren’t in vain… You did accomplish something! By saving those two Chao from getting eaten, that monster wasn’t able to gain additional strength, and that made things a lot easier for all those who were fighting it! In short, you saved the entire world by doing what you did, Zero! You’re a true a hero!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Me, a hero? Don’t make me laugh. That’s the absolute last thing I’d ever consider myself or aspire to be. Justice, peace, heroism, whatever… Those things are meaningless to me. Who’s the strongest? That’s my only concern. Anything else is nothing more than a delusion for the weak.

Julia: …

I just…wow. I don’t even know what to say to that, Zero. Is this truly what you believe?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Without a shadow of a doubt.

Julia: If that’s the case, then I pity you…

Metal Sonic 3.0: Why is that? There are no improvements to be made to my design. I represent technological advancements at their pinnacle!

Julia: That may be true. You’re definitely the most advanced robot I’ve ever seen, I won’t deny that. However, there’s definitely something big you’re missing, here, and that “something” is love.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Julia: From the way you described your creator, he seems like a pretty evil guy, so I guess it’s only natural that someone like him would have failed to give you feelings.

Metal Sonic 3.0: For that, I am thankful. I’m far better off as I am, without such a debilitating weakness.

Julia: Well, don’t you at least have friends?

Metal Sonic 3.0: I’ve had my share of allies and acquaintances, but as far as me ever being friends with any of them? I’d very much prefer to distance myself from that as much as possible. It would do nothing more than hinder me.

Julia: There’s a lot more to life than just fighting, you know…

Metal Sonic 3.0: Pffft. Whatever. Are you finished yet? I have better things to do than to stand around and be lectured, let alone by a mere child. *Turns around and starts walking away*

Julia: Don’t forget, Zero… This “mere child” saved your life!

Metal Sonic 3.0: … *Stops*

Julia: I could have easily just left you in the woods to rot, but I instead chose to drag you all the way to this workshop to have you repaired, and that wasn’t easy, considering how heavy you are! Not to mention the fact that all your circuitry was beyond anything I’ve ever worked with before! In short, I went out of my way to do YOU a favor! The least you can do is show me some kind of appreciation for it!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Turns around* …Very well.

Julia: That’s better. Now, as I was saying, there’s a lot more to life than just fighting. You may be as advanced as you say, but if being “the strongest” is truly all you have to live for, then you’ll only wind up miserable in the end, because remember this, Zero… No matter how powerful you are or may become in the future, there’ll always be someone stronger out there.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Julia: I know we only just met and everything, but I’m only saying this out of concern. After all, in a way, the two of us aren’t so different.

Metal Sonic 3.0: What do you mean?

Julia: I mean that I happen to be a loner, just like you are. The only difference in my case, however, is that I didn’t have much of a choice on the matter. I’m…kind of an outcast, you see. Not to toot my own horn, but I’m rather gifted for someone my age. Not everyone sees it that way, though. For the most part, I’m often looked down on, and labeled as a “geek”, “dweeb”, a “nerd”, or something else to that effect. Not only that, but, well… This is rather embarrassing for me to admit, but I also get teased…for being…afraid of mice.

Metal Sonic 3.0: What’s so embarrassing about that? There’s a multitude of other individuals who are also fearful of rodents.

Julia: Yeah, but it’s different in my case. Felines, let alone tigers, aren’t supposed to be scared of such things…

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ah, right, of course. That is rather unusual, now that you mention it.

Julia: True, but I just can’t help it, though! They’re really creepy to me! Just hearing the squeaking sound they make, or anything like it is enough to make me wanna scream!

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Julia: Whoops, sorry. I got a little carried away there, didn’t I? Going back to what I was saying before… Since we’re both kinda…friendless at the moment, maybe the two of us can experience the joy of friendship together! What do you say?

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Julia: It’s entirely up to you. I won’t force you to do anything you don’t want to do. If you’d rather not, then that’s okay. I completely understand.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …Very well. I suppose I can accompany you a bit longer.

Julia: Do you truly mean it!?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Of course. You did save my life, after all. Plus, I have plenty of time to spare now that I’ve defeated Version 4.0, so why not?

Julia: Alright! *Hugs him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Julia: I can tell we’re gonna be good friends from here on out, Zero!

Metal Sonic 3.0: (I feel almost as if I’m babysitting…)

Meanwhile, over in that very same area in Sonic and company’s dimension…

*Music Cue*

Madonna: …! *Stops and gasps*

Nack: Ey, wayda minute! I remembuh you! You’re ‘dat broad I was holdin’ up ‘da uddah night!

Madonna: *Glares*

Nack: *Notice the emerald* Whatcha got ‘dere?

Madonna: *Hides it behind her back* None of your business, that’s what.

Nack: Y’know, toots, I think it’d really be a wise decision on ya part if ya’d answer my question, capeesh?

Madonna: …And I think it’d be a wise decision on your part if you’d take your wanna-be mobster accent and get out of my face.

Bean: *Snickers*

Nack: *Glares*

Bean: Yeah, sorry, couldn’t help but laugh at that one.

Nack: *Faces Madonna again* Still quite ‘da smartass, I see. *Takes out his gun and points it at her* Foist thing’s foist… Numbah one, you’re gonna hand ovah ‘da emerald you’re hidin’ behind ya back! Numbah two, you’re gonna tell me where ‘de uddah seven are!

Bean: Uh, Nack? There are seven of them in total, so besides the one that she has, there are only six others.

Nack: Wudevah, ya know what I mean!

Bean: Yeah, but still… That’s basic math, man. You should’ve known that one off the bat.

Nack: Oh, yeah? Well ansa me ‘dis then, Mistah Math-Whiz: Howda ya explain ‘da eighth one on ‘da detecta readin’s? Howda ya explain ‘da eighth one from ‘da fightin’ toinament we were in a while ago?

Bean: Well, uh…

You know, that’s a pretty good point, actually. So you do have a brain, after all!

Nack: What’s ‘dat ‘sposed ta- *Catches a glimpse of Madonna sneaking away, at the corner of his eye* Hold it, blondie! *Points the gun at her*

Madonna: *Comes to an abrupt stop, and faces his direction*

Nack: Don’t even try sneakin’ away from us, y’hear? ‘Cause I’ll pump ya guts full o’ lead, right here ‘n’ now!

Madonna: …

Nack: Now, ‘da Chaos Emerald… Go ahead ‘n’ hand it ovah! Right now, before I lose my patience!

Madonna: …Alright, you win. It’s all yours. *Holds out the emerald*

Nack: Smart choice. I guess you ain’t so dumb, afta all! *Starts walking toward her*

Madonna: (Yes, come right on over…) *Smirks*

Nack: *Reaches for the emerald*

Madonna: (Alright, it’s now or never!) *Kicks him in the groin and runs off*

Nack: GAAAAAAH! *Kneels down*

Bean: Pfffft…!

Nack: ‘DAT WENCH! ‘DAT DOITY, STINKIN’, DOUBLE-CROSSIN’ WENCH! *Picks up his gun, aims at her from away, and fires*

*The shot misses as Madonna takes off on the trolley cart that leads to the jungle*



Bean: HAHAHAHAHA-… Oh, right! *Runs after her*

Nack: *Checks the radar* Well, whadda ya know? ‘Da rest o’ ‘de emeralds… ‘Dey must be in ‘dere! *Points to Tails’ Workshop* ‘Dat musta been where what’s-‘er-name was comin’ from!

*Nack walks over to the entrance, opens the door, and finds Spangle and Spike pointing pistols at him*

Nack: Gah! It’s ‘da two o’ youse again! ‘Dem cops from ‘de uddah night!

Spangle: That’s right! Don’t think you’re givin’ us the slip this time, ya hear?

Spike: You got it! Fang the Sniper, you’re under arrest. You have the right to-

Nack: *Slams the door in their faces* HA! Not on ya life, pal! Ah’m bussin’ outta ‘dis joint! *Runs off in the direction that Bean and Madonna took off in*

Spike: Hey! He didn’t even let me finish my sentence!

Spangle: Don’t worry; you’ll get that chance as soon as we catch up to ‘em. C’mon, let’s go after ‘em before they get away again! *Rushes out the door*

Spike: *Does the same*

*Music Cue*

Black-Hog: *Hovers down, flapping his wings* Hmm… I haven’t the slightest idea of what’s going on, but whatever’s happening, it’s of little consequence to me. In the meantime, I think I’ll go ahead and help myself to those Chaos Emeralds! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

*Black-Hog enters the Workshop and finds both the Chaos and Sol Emeralds inserted into the Tornado Time Twister (one of which happens to be the fake emerald that Tails created)*

Black-Hog: Hmm, what’s this now? All seven Chaos Emeralds, plus another unknown set of emeralds…left entirely unguarded? This is almost too good to be true! Something’s definitely afoot, here. It’s either these are duplicates, or there’s some kind of trap that’s been set. If it’s the latter, I’d best proceed with caution… *Starts to slowly walk toward the machine*

A little while later…

Black-Hog: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! So far, so good! Now, for the moment of truth… *Leans against the machine to grab the emeralds, accidentally pressing one of the switches in the process*

*The machine suddenly begins to glow*

Black-Hog: Huh!? What’s going on, here!?

*A dimensional portal appears shortly afterwards*

Black-Hog: Hmm, what’s this now? All seven Chaos Emeralds, plus another unknown set of emeralds…left entirely unguarded? This is almost too good to be true! Something’s definitely afoot, here. It’s either these are duplicates, or there’s some kind of trap that’s been set. If it’s the latter, I’d best proceed with caution… *Starts to slowly walk toward the machine*

A little while later…

Black-Hog: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! So far, so good! Now, for the moment of truth… *Leans against the machine to grab the emeralds, accidentally pressing one of the switches in the process*

*The machine suddenly begins to glow*

Black-Hog: Huh!? What’s going on, here!?

*A dimensional portal appears shortly afterwards, which ends up pulling him in*


Meanwhile, at Mount Frostina within the Lunar Dimension…

*Music Cue*

Frostina: *Notices a shining object within the snow* Ah, that must be it! The Elemental Emerald! *Picks it up* I guess this means my work here is done. It’s time to head back to-

*A warphole suddenly appears*

Frostina: Huh?

Black-Hog: *Falls through, accidentally knocking Frostina over, landing on top of her in the process*

Frostina: AAAAAHHH!

*An awkward moment of silence occurs shortly afterwards*

Black-Hog: *Quickly gets up* …Sorry about that.

Frostina: It’s alright. Accidents do happen. *Gets up* Where did you fall from, exactly? Was that some type of portal I saw a little while ago?

Black-Hog: Yeah, it was. (That portal… Did it simply take me to a different location, or am I in a different dimension altogether?)

Frostina: (I wonder… Could he possibly one of the “dimensional invaders” that Dr. Nega spoke of? No, wait… He showed us what they looked like on his computer, and I’m pretty sure this guy wasn’t one of them…)

Black-Hog: Would you mind telling me where I am?

Frostina: This place? We’re on “Mt. Frostina”, which is located on Ringstar Island.

Black-Hog: I see.

Frostina: My name’s Frostina, by the way. Frostina, the Goddess of Snow. Who might you be?

Black-Hog: I’m Black-Hog.

Frostina: Ice to meet you.

Black-Hog: It’s…”ice” to meet you, too.

Wait a minute… Did you just say that you were a Goddess?

Frostina: Yes, I’m one of the seven, soon to be eight, Elemental Goddesses. Each of us controls a different element. Mine, as you’ve probably guessed already, is ice and snow.

Black-Hog: Ah. Come to think of it, are you the one that this mountain was named after?

Frostina: Possibly. Having been sealed up for many years, there’s some slight memory loss on my part, so I can’t remember whether or not this mountain was named after me or it was the other way around.

Black-Hog: …

Frostina: So, what about you? You aren’t from around here, are you?

Black-Hog: As a matter of fact, I’m not. Why do you ask?

Frostina: I was just curious. I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but hedgehogs of your…kind aren’t exactly common around here.

Black-Hog: Understandable. After all, in addition to not originating from this dimension, I’m not even from this planet.

Frostina: Ah, so you’re an alien?

Black-Hog: Yeah, I am. Somehow, you don’t seem too bothered.

Frostina: Why would I be?

Black-Hog: It’s just as you said… Extraterrestrials, such as myself, aren’t exactly common among this region. It’s the exact same way in the dimension that I originated from. Ever since my arrival, I haven’t exactly been greeted with a warm welcome.

Frostina: I’m sorry to hear that.

Black-Hog: Don’t worry about it. I wasn’t exactly looking for pity or anything.

Frostina: “Icy”, but just so you know, Black-Hog… That kind of thing doesn’t matter to me in the least.

Black-Hog: It doesn’t?

Frostina: Not at all. To me, everyone is the same, regardless of what race or species they are. It’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Black-Hog: …

Uh, thanks. That’s…rather decent of you.

Frostina: You’re most welcome.

Black-Hog: (Wow, this is a first. For once, I’m not being treated as if I’m some sort of-…) *Notices the Lunar Emerald* By the way, I’m curious… What is that gem that you’re holding?

Frostina: This? It’s one of the seven Lunar Emeralds that a friend of mine protects. According to legend, they contain unlimited powers.

Black-Hog: Interesting… (Could these “Lunar Emeralds” that she speaks of be this dimension’s equivalent of the Chaos Emeralds?) Are these jewels, by any chance, capable of creating dimensional rifts? If so, then I may be able to use their powers to return to my own world.

Frostina: Yes, I’m pretty sure they can.

Oh, that reminds me! There’s a group of “dimensional invaders” that will be coming here to cause trouble pretty soon. Would you mind lending me a hand?

Black-Hog: Come again?

Frostina: I’d hate to trouble you, considering the fact that we only just met and everything, but if you help me stop them, then I’ll see what I could do about helping you get back to your own world. What do you say?

Black-Hog: Hmm… (If this is truly the only way I’ll be led to the other emeralds, then I suppose I don’t have much choice in the matter.) Frostina, I’m willing to take you up on your offer. Consider them dealt with!

Frostina: Thank you, I appreciate the help.

Black-Hog: Don’t mention it.

Elsewhere on Mt. Frostina…

*Music Cue*

Silver: Brrr…! Man, it’s freezing out here!

Blaze: Definitely. It’s the total opposite of the kind of temperatures in our world.

Slush: You’re saying that it never snows over there?

Blaze: It does, but very rarely.

Silver: Yeah. Plus, it should also be taken into account that our world was once destroyed by Iblis, which is why we’re used to much warmer temperatures than this one.

Slush: Makes sense.

Bark: You guys? You might wanna take a look at this… *Points his thumb over to some footprints*

Blaze: Ah, I see what you’re getting at. If we follow this set of footprints, there’s a chance that it may lead us to the emerald. Am I right?

Bark: Yeah, you got it.

Silver: I don’t see why not. After all, we don’t have any other clues.

Blaze: Alright, then let’s get moving.

*They take off*

Elsewhere on Ringstar Island…

*Shadow approaches the heroes*

Rouge: Hey, Shadow. I’m guessing Three-Point Zero pointed you in this direction at some point?

Shadow: Yeah.

Oceana: …Three-Point who?

Metal Sonic: Metal Sonic Version 3.0. Like all the Cyber Sonics you’ve most likely seen, he, too, is a copy of my design, but with a black and gold color scheme. Speaking of which, here is he, anyway? I don’t believe I’ve seen him at all since we’ve arrived in this dimension.

Rouge: The last time we saw him, he was at the Astral Ruins, and was damaged pretty badly after barely winning that fight with Four-Point Zero.

Knuckles: Yeah. As to whether or not he’s still alive… I don’t know, and quite frankly, I really don’t care.

Metal Sonic: That makes two of us.

Shadow: So, exactly how many of those emeralds have you all found so far?

Luna: So far, we have nearly all the emeralds stored at the Hidden Palace Zone except for one. According to Dr. Robotnik’s detector readings so far, all signs seem to point towards it being at Mt. Frostina.

Charmy: “Towards it beeing”. *Snickers*

Marine: *Snickers, too*

Luna: …

Charmy: Hee hee, sorry. I’ll stop now.

Marine: Yeah, same here.

Shadow: *In response to Luna* Ah, I see. That’s also where Three-Point Zero’s detector readings were pointing. It’s nice to know that I wasn’t sent on a wild goose-chase, after all.

*The Celestial Emerald starts to glow*

Luna: Huh?

Oceana: What’s this? Could it be that we’ve gotten closer to another of the emeralds?

Robotnik: Yes, two of them, in fact. The signal is coming from that direction. *Points*

*Espio, Vector, Honey, Squash, Storm, Heavy, Bomb, Omega, and Mecha Amy approach them*

Robotnik: Ah, so you’re the ones with the emeralds! That would certainly explain it.

Storm: Yeah. It wasn’t easy, but we got them.

Luna: Great, awesome! That now makes six of them! Just one more and we’ll be all set!

Oceana: You said the last one’s at Mt. Frostina, didn’t you? Seeing how you’ve been there yourself, I probably don’t need to remind you of how cold it is over there…

Luna: Ah, yeah, of course. *Looks toward Scorch* Hey, Volcana, I mean, uh… What did you say your name was again?

Scorch: Scorch, the Goddess of Fire.

Luna: Well, Scorch, like Oceana was just saying, Mt. Frostina is known for being one of the coldest places on the planet, and we’re going to need to equip ourselves with fire shields before going over there. Would you mind doing that for us, please?

Scorch: Sure, why not? *The Fire Element Gem in her forehead glows for a brief moment, and everyone is surrounded by fire shields seconds later*

Sonic: Looks like we’re all set! Come on, let’s blast through with sonic speed!

*They take off*


*Silver, Blaze, Slush, and Bark approach Black-Hog and Frostina*

*Music Cue*

Slush: *Notices Frostina* Huh!?

Frostina: …!?

Black-Hog: …There are two of you?

Frostina: I… I really don’t know what to say to this! Am I looking in a mirror, or what?

Slush: Trust me, there’re no mirrors around. You must be Frostina, am I right?

Frostina: That’s me. Do I know you?

Slush: Not exactly. I just heard about you ahead of time before crossing into this dimension. I’m your dimensional counterpart, Slush, the Goddess of Ice.

Black-Hog: So, are these the “invaders” in the question?

Frostina: *Looks around* Slush and the polar bear, I’m not so familiar with, but these two on the other hand… *Points to Silver and Blaze* …I’m positive that they’re the same ones that Dr. Nega warned my sisters and I about! He showed us exactly what they looked like on his computer, so I’m certain that they’re the ones!

Silver: Wait a minute, did you say Dr. Nega!?

Slush: So, you’re allied with him, are you? I should’ve figured…

Blaze: Seeing how Volcana’s aligned herself with him, I suppose it isn’t too much of a stretch that one of her sisters would do the same.

Frostina: I’m going to ask you once to please leave this island!

Silver: Yeah, sorry, but we can’t do that. We’ve got some unfinished business to take care of.

Frostina: Fine, then you leave us no choice…

Silver: W-Whoa! *Resists the currents*

Blaze: Ghhhh…! *Does the same*

Bark: *Does the same*

Slush: Two…can play at that game! *Creates a blizzard of her own, and blows it in Frostina and Black-Hog’s direction*

Elsewhere at Mount Frostina…

Vector: Holy crap! You weren’t kiddin’ about this place, Luna!

Charmy: Yeah! It’s really, really cold!

Storm: Yes, and it doesn’t exactly help that these blizzard winds are most likely being generated by not one, but two Ice Goddesses!

Luna: That would definitely explain why the winds have gotten a lot stronger than they were since I was here a few days ago!

Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s base…

*Music Cue*

Nega Robotnik: Hmm, how strange…

Metal Blaze: What’s strange, Doctor?

Nega Robotnik: My detector is only picking up readings from three of the Elemental Emeralds that have been scattered throughout this island. For unknown reasons, the signal from the other four just mysteriously vanished out of thin air!

Metal Blaze: I see…

Nega Robotnik: This could only mean one of two things. Number one, my N.E.G.A. computer is busted, or number two, the emeralds were taken elsewhere, away from this island. I’m leaning towards the latter.

*A beeping sound is heard*

Nega Robotnik: *Takes out his communicator and answers it* Yes?

Mechameleon: Dr. Nega, it’s us, the Mechaotix. We’ve been stealthily following Luna’s movements as you requested, and we’ve uncovered some important information that may be of interest to you.

Nega Robotnik: Really, now? Go on, I’m listening.

Beedroid: Hee hee, “may bee of interest”. *Snickers*

Mechadile: Be quiet, will ya?

Mechameleon: According to the information we’ve gathered, there is a secret teleportation device on this island that leads to a secret shrine called the “Hidden Palace Zone”. Luna and her friends have been storing them over there for safekeeping, since this place is apparently quite distant from Ringstar Island.

Nega Robotnik: Ah, is that so? That would certainly explain the detector readings I was getting shortly before you contacted me! Eee hee hee hee hee! Excellent work! I knew all along that I could count on all of you!

Mechameleon: I’ll send you the coordinates the moment they return with the final emerald.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, I’ll definitely be looking forward to it! *Hangs up*

Once again at the scene of the battle…

*Slush and Frostina stop the blizzard(s), and simultaneously launch a colliding ice blast at each other*

Black-Hog: Hmm… While Frostina takes her on, I suppose that means I’ll be dealing with the three of you personally.

Silver: You don’t truly believe you could take on all three of us, do you?

Black-Hog: One challenger or three, it doesn’t make a difference to me! Quality and quantity are two different things!

Bark: So, what’re you trying to say?

Black-Hog: I’m saying that three of you are outmatched. No mere Earthlings could equal me in power!

Blaze: Awfully full of yourself, aren’t you?

Black-Hog: Not necessarily. It’s just that I know an easy win when I see it.

Silver: Yeah!? Well, how ‘bout this!? *Catches him in a telekinetic grip*

Black-Hog: Ghhhh…!

Silver: Take this! *Flings him into a nearby wall*

Black-Hog: Uhhhhhhh! *Gets buried underneath the rubble*

Silver: HA! How’s that for an “easy win”!?

Frostina: Oh, no! Black-Hog! *Gets knocked over by an ice blast* Oooooof!

Slush: (Whew… That was close! If she hadn’t turned her attention to their fight, then that would’ve gone on forever!)

Frostina: *Sits up, and abruptly blasts Slush with another ice beam*

Slush: Uhhhhhh! *Falls over*

Bark: Slush!

Slush: Don’t worry, I’m okay. *Gets up*

Frostina: *Summons ice crystals and launches them in her direction*

Slush: *Creates an ice wall to block them*

Black-Hog: So, you’ve mastered the art of telekinesis… Not bad! *A dark, fiery aura surrounds him as he bursts with the debris*

*The rock chunks fly in Silver, Blaze, and Bark’s direction and hits them*

Silver: Uhhhhh!

Blaze: Ahhhhh!

Bark: Whoa!

Black-Hog: However, I haven’t even begun to show you the true extent of my power!

Bark: Looks like it’s clobberin’ time! *Cracks his knuckles*

Black-Hog: Go ahead. Come at me, if you dare.

Bark: You asked for it!

*They charge toward one another*

Meanwhile, again at Dr. Nega’s base…

*A knock on the door is heard*

*Music Cue*

Nega Robotnik: It’s open.

*Volcana and the PG Experiments enter*

Nega Robotnik: Welcome back. I see you’ve come empty-handed…

Volcana: Uh, about that…

Nega Robotnik: That’s okay, though. You needn’t try to explain. I’ve already been informed of the emeralds’ whereabouts, and the moment the last Elemental Emerald has been obtained, I intend to go after them myself.

Everyone: …

Nega Robotnik: I can’t help but notice how quiet most of you have been since you got back. Is something troubling you?

Stonia: Dr. Nega, we need to know… What do you really intend to do with those emeralds?

Nega Robotnik: I intend to use them to power PG-005, now known as Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements. Using her powers, I intend to destroy my enemies and undo the damage that they caused by unleashing the Ifrit into my homeworld!

Woodra: Or so you say, but as it turns out, we’ve all been getting played!

Nega Robotnik: Come again?

Electra: We’ve met the so-called “invaders” you’ve been going on about, and we’ve come to learn that none of them were planning to destroy this island at all!

Nega Robotnik: Nonsense! Of course they were!

Stonia: Yeah? Well, we heard differently. Someone was trying to release the Ifrit alright, but we know for a fact it wasn’t any of them!

Nega Robotnik: …

Tornada: Please, Dr. Nega. Just tell us the truth.

Nega Robotnik: …

You want the truth? Very well then. Yes, it was I who intended to unleash the Ifrit upon the world! It was all part of a brilliant world domination scheme of mine!

Everyone: …

Stonia: So, that’s what we were created for? To help you take over the world…?

Nega Robotnik: That’s correct.

Tornada: But…why would you want to do such a thing?

Woodra: Yeah, bro. Now that’s just low!

Electra: Yeah, and not to mention crazy!

Stonia: I’d say that “psychotic” is more like it!

Nega Robotnik: Under normal circumstances, yes, but please hear me out. I am a descendant of the Robotnik family, which has a long lineage of brilliant scientists. Somewhere along the way, that lineage ended up getting disrupted by one of my ancestors. The ancestor in question is Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik, whom I told you about days ago. Due to his constant failures, my family name ended up getting slung through the mud!

The mere fact that I was related to him ended up causing me to become a laughing stalk! As such, I was not taken seriously by the populace. Ever since I first got into the field of science and robotics, all I wanted was for my work to be recognized. I wanted to do something that would make a difference in this world, but unfortunately, that would never come to pass. Instead, I was basically shunned and spat upon…

Tornada: *Tears begin to fill her eyes* That’s such a sad story!

Volcana: Yeah, Doctor N. I had no idea things have been that bad for you…

Woodra: Neither did I, I tell you no lie…

Stonia: Basically, everything they said.

Electra: Yeah…

Nega Robotnik: Yes, that’s how it all began. I got fed up with it after a while, so I’ve decided to do something about it. In addition to seeking revenge upon those I’ve been wronged by, I merely wished to change the outcome of my future.

Stonia: I understand, but couldn’t you have just told us this from the get-go? 

Nega Robotnik: You’re absolutely correct. So now that you know the truth, you’re free to do ask you like. Whether or not you choose to stay by my side is entirely up to you. I won’t force you to do anything that you aren’t willing to do…

Volcana: You needn’t worry about me, Doctor N. I already told you that I was indebted to you for helping me. I gave you my word on that one.

Stonia: Well… If this is really a case of you simply trying to gain recognition for your work, then I guess I could still lend you a hand.

Woodra: Yes, if what you say is true, then I don’t mind sticking by you.

Electra: Yeah, I mean, you did create us, after all. I think that alone deserves some praise.

Tornada: That’s right.

Nega Robotnik: Thank you. I’m glad you understand. (Eee hee hee! Had I made up this story as I did with the other one, that’d have been a little too easy!)

Elsewhere, again at Mt. Frostina…

Black-Hog: *Flaps his wings and hovers into the air* Feel the power of darkness! *Holds out the palm of his hand, launching dark, flaming meteorites at the trio*

*They dodge*

Silver: *Catches a few of them with telekinesis and launches them back*

Black-Hog: *Dodges, and dive-bombs into Silver, knocking him over*

Silver: Whoa!

Blaze: *Attacks Black-Hog with a fire spin*

Black-Hog: Uhhhhhhh!

Bark: *Grabs him by the wings and slams him on the ground*

Slush: *Charges up another ice blast at the palm of her hands* Ready for round two?

Frostina: *Doing the same* Oh, I’m ready!

*They both simultaneously launch ice blast and get into another “beam struggle”*

Minutes later…

???: Frostina, wait!

Frostina: Hmm?

*Luna arrives, along with Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company*

Frostina: Luna! What’s going on?

Luna: We’ve been tricked, that’s what!

Frostina: Huh!? What do you mean!?

Luna: You know these so-called “dimensional invaders” that Nega told us about? It was all a lie!

Frostina: Wait, what!? Am I missing something!? I could’ve sworn these were the same ones that he showed us on his computer! He even showed us ice-solid proof of what would happen if they were to unleash that Ifrit creature in this world like they did to that other one!

Luna: Yeah, but the “proof” that he showed us was nothing but an illusion! My eyes were finally opened after getting their side of the story, and as it turns out, Nega completely spun everything around! These guys aren’t the ones who’re aiming to destroy this world, it’s him! They only crossed into this dimension to stop him! In short, that scumbag’s just been using us to do his dirtywork for him!

Frostina: …!

Black-Hog: …

(What have I gotten myself into, here…?) *Scratches his head in confusion*

Shadow: *Notices him* …! Black-Hog!? I didn’t expect to find you, of all people, in this dimension…

Black-Hog: I could say the same about you.

Frostina: You two…know one another?

Black-Hog: Yes, unfortunately.

Rouge: So, what’re you doing here, anyway?

Black-Hog: Not that it’s any of your business, but I’ve crossed into this dimension purely by accident.

Squash: Pffft. That’s a load of crap, and you know it!

Black-Hog: Believe what you want, I couldn’t care less, but that’s the truth.

Shadow: In all likelihood, there may actually be some truth to what he’s saying. There are only two known ways he could have possibly gotten here. Number one, he could have gotten here by using Nega’s camera, or two, he could’ve used the Time Twister. If it’s the latter, then he most likely activated the machine by mistake while trying to make off with the emeralds!

Yes, of course! Now things are starting to make sense! That’s why you weren’t fighting me seriously! Your plan all along was to steal the Chaos Emeralds while everyone was away! Does that sound about right?

Black-Hog: …

Frostina: Is…this true, Black-Hog…?

Black-Hog: …Be that as it may, I came here for no such purpose.

Frostina: …

Black-Hog: Also, this “Nega” person you’ve been going on about, Frostina… I don’t know much about him personally, but since he’s obviously an enemy of yours now, I’m still willing to stick by your side and lend you my help in dealing with him. Again, the one thing I ask for in exchange is to be able to use the Lunar Emeralds to return to my own world. Nothing more, nothing less.

Frostina: That’s fine by me. Is that okay with you, Luna?

Luna: …I suppose there’s no harm in that.

Black-Hog: Then it’s settled. As for you, Shadow… This changes nothing between you and I. Once I’m finished taking care of business here, I still intend to even my score with you.

Shadow: Fine. Do what you want.

At last, the seventh and final Lunar/Elemental Emerald has been obtained! Additionally, the heroes have gained not one, but two new allies in the process! However, can Black-Hog truly be trusted to stay true to his word of simply using the Lunar Emeralds to return to his own world, or does he, perhaps, have other plans? Speaking of untrustworthy individuals, Dr. Nega has most likely been given the coordinates to the Hidden Palace Zone already, and is probably on his way to reclaim the Elemental Emeralds right now, as we speak!

Should PG-005/Goldra go down the destructive path that he intended for her, it may very well be the end of Ringstar Island and the Lunar Dimension as we know it if the deranged doctor gets his hands on those gems! Will our heroes have what it takes to defend them from his evil grasp? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Uh oh! It looks as if PG-005/Goldra has been switched on a little earlier than intended! Adding insult to injury, Dr. Nega has been given the coordinates to the Hidden Palace Zone, and is on his way to reclaim the Elemental Emeralds right now, as we speak! Should Goldra go down the destructive path that he intended for her, it may very well be the end of Ringstar Island and the Lunar Dimension as we know it if the deranged doctor gets his hands on those gems! Will our heroes have what it takes to defend them from his evil grasp? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
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Well, would you look at that? For the first time in who knows how long, I've managed to get another chapter of this story finished not only less than a month apart from the previous chapter, but in (roughly) two weeks! This chapter is a little shorter than I would've liked it to be, but it's no big deal.
Part 17

Last time on Dimensional Chaos, the alien-hedgehog hybrid, Black-Hog entered Tails’ Workshop for the purpose of stealing the Chaos (and Sol) Emeralds to use for his universal domination plans. Noticing that the gems were left entirely unguarded, Black-Hog began to get suspicious, figuring that a trap may have been set. After cautiously making his way over to the Tornado Time Twister, Black-Hog accidentally generated a dimensional portal, and he soon found himself at Mt. Frostina in the Lunar Dimension. Shortly after his arrival, he ended up getting acquainted with Frostina, and after explaining his story to her, she agreed to help him return to his own world if he’d help her ward off the “dimensional invaders”. Seeing no other option, Black-Hog decided to take Snow Goddess up on her offer.

Sometime afterwards, Silver the Hedgehog, Blaze the Cat, Bark the Polar Bear, and the Ice Goddess, Slush, who were searching for the Lunar/Elemental Emerald in the area, eventually came across Frostina and Black-Hog. After identifying them as the same people that Dr. Nega showed her on the monitor, Frostina engaged Slush in combat, while Black-Hog, out of overconfidence, decided to take on Silver, Blaze, and Bark. The fights ultimately ended in a draw when Luna showed up with Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes. From there, Luna informed Frostina that Nega was the true enemy and had been using them all along.

With all seven Elemental Emeralds obtained, their search has come to an end, and the only thing left to do is take them to the Hidden Palace Zone. However, things aren’t bound to stop there, since the Mechaotix have been following the heroes in secrecy for quite some time now. Not only that, but the Espio clone, Mechameleon specifically said that he would inform Nega about Hidden Palace’s whereabouts the moment the last emerald has been found! Should things come down to it, the question remains… Will our heroes have what it takes to defend the emeralds with Nega’s evil clutches? If he does succeed in getting them, will the Multi-Elemental Goddess, PG-005/Goldra go down the destructive path that’s been set for her? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Meanwhile at Dr. Nega’s base…

*Music Cue*

Tornada: Ohhhh! *Picks up a remote control switch* I wonder what this button does?

Nega Robotnik: Tornada, wait a second! Don’t touch tha-

*A beeping chime sounds*

Nega Robotnik: *Picks up* Yes? Ah, so that’s where it is? Eee hee hee! Excellent work! Thank you, thank you very much! I’ll be right there! *Hangs up* On second thought, Tornada, go right ahead… It’s time Goldra has awakened!

Tornada: Okay! *Presses the button*

Goldra: *A purple glow appears in her eyes* …! *Sits up*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! She’s alive at last!

Goldra: And…you are…? Better yet, who…am I?

Nega Robotnik: Welcome to life! I am your brilliant creator, Doctor Eggman Nega, but you can simply call me “Dr. Nega” or “Doctor N.” for short. You, my friend, are my ultimate creation, the fifth and last of my Parallel Goddess Experiments! You are Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements! Codenamed: PG-005!

Goldra: “Goldra”? “Pee-Jee-Double-Oh-Five”?

Nega Robotnik: That’s correct. *Points to the others* This is another of my recent creations, Metal Blaze!

Metal Blaze: Greetings.

Nega Robotnik: This is your older sister, Volcana, the Goddess of Flames!

Volcana: Hey.

Nega Robotnik: The next one is the first of my PG Experiments… Stonia, the Goddess of Earth!

Stonia: Hey, what’s up?

Nega Robotnik: The one you see beside Stonia is my second PG Experiment… Woodra, the Goddess of Flora!

Woodra: Hello, how do you do? Nice to meet you!

Nega Robotnik: Next, we have the third of my PG Experiments… Electra, the Goddess of Thunder!

Electra: Hi, how’s it going?

Nega Robotnik: Last, but not least, the fourth of my PG Experiments… Tornada, the Goddess of Air!

Tornada: Hi there! It’s nice to meet you!

Goldra: It’s nice to meet all of you, as well.

Nega Robotnik: Would you ladies be so kind as to show Goldra around the fortress? While I leave you all to get better acquainted, there’s a small errand I’ll be running in the meantime.

Volcana: Sure thing, Doctor N.

Nega Robotnik: We’re heading to the Hidden Palace Zone. Follow me! *Hops onto his Negamatic Hovercraft and flies off*

Meanwhile at the Hidden Palace Zone…

*Music Cue*

Luna: Finally, all seven Lunar Emeralds have been retrieved! With this place being so far out of range, as well as the teleporter that leads to this place being cleverly hidden, the chance Nega getting his hands on the Lunar and Celestial Emeralds is slim to none. I can’t thank you all enough for your help.

Knuckles: Hey, don’t sweat it. Helping out a fellow guardian is the least I could do.

Frostina: …

Oceana: Are you okay, Frostina?

Frostina: I’m fine. It’s just…that this all seems so sudden, you know? Who would’ve thought that Dr. Nega, of all people, was a villain all along…?

Heavy: Nega, a villain? Gee, imagine that!

Splash: Must you be so rude all the time!?

Heavy: I just don’t see how it’s in any way possible to not to be able to tell that he’s a villain. For crying out loud, the guy is psychotic!

Blaze: In all fairness, I can kind of see where Frostina’s coming from. While Nega is, indeed, a psychopath, he’s quite manipulative. His façade of politeness isn’t easy to see through if you’re someone who has no prior knowledge of him.

Black-Hog: Yes. Now that you’re all aware, simply take it as a lesson learned that some people aren’t what they appear to be.

Shadow: …You’re hardly any better, so I wouldn’t talk.

Black-Hog: Oh, get real! I’ve lied about nothing since I’ve been here! Plus, we’ve entered into an alliance for the time being, remember? Once agreements have been made, I’m not the type to go back on them. Of course, I can’t guarantee anything after this ordeal has run its course, however.

A few moments later, just as they’re on their way out…

*Music Cue*

???: Eee hee hee hee hee!

*Everyone looks around in confusion*

???: You’ve all done well! I thank you heartily for your valiant contributions!

Oceana: That voice…

Luna: No, it…it can’t be!

*Music Cue*

*Dr. Nega and the Cyber Sonics approach the group*

Blaze: You!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! It’s nice to see you, too, my dear Blaze!

Luna: *Glares*

Silver: How did you even find this place!?

Nega Robotnik: Let’s just say that I had a little help.

*The camouflage Mechaotix turns visible and reveal themselves*

Robotnik: What the…!?

Mighty, Espio, Charmy, and Vector: …!

Wechnia: …!?

Knuckles: It’s them! The copies that we saw at the Newtrogic High Zone days ago!

Robotnik: GRRR… Four-Point Zero… Curse him! It’s already bad enough that he’s gotten ahold of my blueprints for the Green Hedgehog Project, and now this!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! This time around, Ivo, I have to commend you on your inventions! Thanks to you giving Mechameleon the ability to not only make himself camouflage, but to be able to do the same to his teammates, they were able to follow you all to this shrine, entirely unnoticed!

Silvra: So, that’s why my scanner kept going off! They’re the ones I’ve been detecting all along!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! It’s quite a pity you didn’t realize until it was already too late! Speaking of which… *Looks toward Luna, Oceana, and Frostina* The three of you, in particular, I have to thank personally! My plan most likely wouldn’t have gotten this far if it weren’t for you!

*They glare at him*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! Once again, I thank you for your valiant contributions! Using the very tools you’ve provided me with, my dear Luna, I’ll use them to power PG-005! With her power at my disposal, the world shall be my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious!

Vector: You’re outta your freakin’ mind!

Charmy: Yeah! You’re really, really crazy!

*Just about everyone else says something in agreement with that*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! You don’t know how often I hear that! What some may call insanity, I call pure genius! Especially when one could pull off a charade as flawlessly as I did, with the people in question being so utterly naïve that they’re unable to see what’s right under their noses!

Luna: You know what!? I’m tired of hearing you run your mouth! *Charges at him*

Nega Robotnik: Cyber Sonics! Attack! *Points*

*Music Cue*

*The Cyber Sonics turn on their jet boosters and charge toward everybody*

Luna: *Surrounds her fist with lightning and punches through one of them*

*Everyone else begins fighting them off*

Meanwhile, at the Mystic Ruins jungle…

*Music Cue*

Nack: *Runs up to Bean* So, howdit go? Did ‘ja manage ta get the emerald from ‘er?

Bean: Nope, she gave me the slip.

Nack: Well, one thing’s fa certain… ‘Dat wench is definitely aroun’ here somewhere, ‘cause it wasn’t very long ago ‘dat she went ‘dis way. C’mon, let’s hurry up ‘n find ‘er! We already got ‘dem cops on our tails as it is! *Points his thumb back to Spangle and Spike, who’re heading toward them*

Bean: What the…!? Where’d they come from!?

Nack: Nevahmind ‘dat! C’mon, let’s bus’ outta ‘dis joint! *Runs off*

Bean: *Throws a smoke bomb behind him and follows*

Spangle: Ah, crud! *Coughs*

Spike: Aw, we were so close! *Close*

Spangle: Ya needn’t worry, buddy. They haven’t gotten too far, so if we act now, we should be able to catch ‘em! Since Fang and Bean are so hell-bent on gettin’ those emeralds, and Donna happens to have one on her, then she’s in danger! We’ve gotta get to ‘er before they do!

Spike: …This is about your crush on her, isn’t it?

Spangle: Oh, lay off that, will ya? Had that been any other civilian, I’d be comin’ to their aid, too! This is about us doin’ our job as policemen! You know, to serve and protect those who can’t fight for themselves! It’s our sworn duty to stand up to dirtbags like those two, and anyone else who preys on the innocent and disturbs the peace! Plus, if we’re to be taken seriously at the force from now on, we can’t let that jackrabbit get the credit for Fang’s capture this time! Come on, let’s go! *Takes off*

Spike: *Follows*

A little while later…

Spike: There they are!

Nack: *Looks back* Ah, damn it! I thought we woulda lost ‘em fa sure!

Bean: Why don’t we split up from here? Seeing how much of a maze this jungle is, they’ll have a much harder time tracking us down if one of us happens to find the girl.

Nack: As always, you’re speakin’ my language, bruddah! I’ll go ‘dis way, you go ‘dat way! *Goes to the left*

Bean: Got it! *Goes to the right*

Spangle & Spike (at the same time): I’ll take Fang!

Spangle: I called it first!

Spike: Actually, we both said it at the same time.

Spangle: …

Come to think of it, you’re right. Well, there’s only one way to settle this.

Spike: How?

Spangle: Good ol’ Rock-Paper-Scissors!

Spike: Okay, that’ll work.

Both: Rock, paper, scissors!

*They both form a “rock” at the same time*

Spangle: Let’s do it over.

Minutes later, after multiple ties…

Both: Rock, paper, scissors!

*Spangle does a “rock” hand formation, while Spike forms scissors*

Spangle: Heh heh, looks like I win!

Spike: Aww, man…

Spangle: Better luck next time, eh? No hard feelings, right?

Spike: …No hard feelings.

*They shake hands*

Spangle: I’m goin’ after Fang now. Good luck to ya! *Takes off in Nack’s direction*

Spike: Same to you. *Heads in Bean’s direction*

Again, at the Lunar Dimension’s Hidden Palace Zone…

*Music Cue*

Nega Robotnik: *Approaches the emerald shrine* Eee hee hee! Here they are! All seven Elemental Emeralds, plus the Celestial Emerald! Just to make hauling them out of here a little easier… *Takes out his dimensional camera, aims it at the emeralds, and presses the button, turning them all into one single card*

*Just as Nega turns out to leave, he gets head off by Luna at the entrance*

Luna: Stop it right there!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… I’m afraid you’re a little too late! The emeralds are already in my possession, you see. *Holds up the card* Now that my work here is done, I’ll be taking my leave, but not before leaving you all with a little going-away present! *Takes out a remote control switch and presses a button*

Luna: Wait a minute… What was that!? What did you just do!?

Nega Robotnik: Oh, you’ll find out shortly…just as you and the rest of those fools get buried underneath the rubble of this palace!

Luna: Are you… Are you saying that you’ve planted a bomb somewhere around here!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! Yes, that’s correct! Now that I’ve gotten what I’ve come for, this place no longer has any value to me! Speaking of which, seeing how you, Oceana, and Frostina have also outlived your usefulness, I see no further reason for this island to exist, either! So, as an added bonus, I’ll be using the Celestial Emerald to power another weapon of mine, and Ringstar Island has the special privilege and honor of being its test subject! Eee hee hee hee hee!

Luna: YOU SCUMBAG!!! *Throws a punch at him*

Nega Robotnik: *Dodges, causing her to punch through the wall and get her arm stuck*

*An explosion occurs, and the place begins to cave in*

Luna: WHAT!? NO!

Nega Robotnik: EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEEE!!! Again, you should feel quite privileged! Like I said before, my plan wouldn’t have gotten as far as it did had it not been for you! Now, you get to see the fruit of labor in action, and share your island’s fate at the same time!

Luna: You… You won’t get away with this!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh, but I already have! As much as I’ve enjoyed this little conversation of ours, I no longer have the time to continue it! It was certainly nice knowing you! Do rest in peace, my dear Luna! Or should I say… PIECES! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEEE!!! *Runs off*

Luna: YOU GET BACK HERE! *Tries to pull her arm out*

A little while later…

Nega Robotnik: Mechidna, Armordillo, Mechameleon, Beedroid, Mechadile, Cyber Sonics! It’s time to go! Our business here has concluded!

*They come over to him*

Nega Robotnik: *Holds out the card with the emeralds* Chaos Control!

*Nega and company disappear in a flash of light*

Vector: Ah, crud! They got away! Still, somethin’ tells me we’d better do the same! Otherwise, we’re toast for sure!

*They take off*

Elsewhere at the Mystic Ruins jungle…

Madonna: Great, just great… I have absolutely no idea where I am now. Thanks to that stupid weasel, I probably ended up missing the train back to Station Square!

*Rustling bushes are heard*

Madonna: W-Who’s there!?

Spangle: Don’t worry, it’s just me.

Madonna: …I don’t know if I should be relieved or not.

Spangle: Hey, what’s that supposed to mean?

Madonna: I’m kidding, I’m kidding. I actually am quite relieved to see that it was you.

Spangle: (Ah, man… She’s got the hots for me for sure!) About that emerald you’ve got, Donna… You don’t mind lettin’ me hold onto it for a little while, do ya?

Madonna: What for, exactly?

Spangle: That’s the only reason they’re after you in the first place. In other words, you’re in danger as long as ya continue carryin’ that thing around!

Madonna: Oh, right. That’s a good point…

Spangle: Once Spike ‘n’ I have those two busted, I’ll give it right back to ya. That’s a promise.

Madonna: Alright, here you go. *Hands it to him*

Spangle: Thanks, babe. *Gets ready to take off*

Nack: *Sneaks up behind Madonna, grabs her, and holds her at gunpoint* I wouldn’t go nowhere just yet if I was you!

*Music Cue*

Madonna: Ahhhhh!

Spangle: *Turns around* Fang!

Nack: Let’s have a li’l trade, shall we? You gimme da emerald, ‘n’ I’ll give you ‘da goil! Othawise, Ah’mma hafta pump ‘er guts full o’ lead! *Fires a gunshot in the air to get Bean’s attention*

Spangle: What do you even need the emeralds for, anyway!?

Nack: ‘Dat ain’t none o’ ya bui’ness, y’hear? Just hand it ovah before I lose my patience! Ya’ve got ‘til ‘da count o’ five ta make ya decision, or I’ll make it for ya! One, two, three…!

Spangle: Alright, already! You made your point. Here, take it! *Tosses the emerald*

Nack: *Catches it shoves Madonna in Spangle’s direction* Ya see? ‘Dat wasn’t so hard, was it?

Bean: *Approaches them* Oh? You found the emerald? I guess we’re all set, then?

Nack: Yep! All we need ta do now is get ‘da rest’ve ‘em at the Woikshop, ‘n’ we’ll be practically swimmin’ in cash! Now, uh… Howda do ‘da warpin’ move again? I think it was… Chaos-somethin’?

Bean: It’s “Chaos Control”.

Nack: Ah, yeah, ‘dat was it! *Holds out the emerald* Chaos Control!

*Nack and Bean teleport from the area*

Spangle: Crud! They got away…again! Sorry about the emerald, Donna. I didn’t think he was gonna pull a stunt like that, so I didn’t have a choice.

Madonna: Don’t worry about it. You saved my life. Thank you.

Spangle: Hey, no prob! That’s what we cops do best!

Spike: *Walks up to them*

Spangle: Hey, Spike. How’s it goin’?

Spike: You know that radar thing they were using to find the emeralds? Well, I managed to get ahold of it. *Shows it*

Spangle: Perfect! Awesome job, buddy! This time, there’s no way they’ll be able to hide from us! They’re headin’ back to over to the Workshop, where the other emeralds are. If we act now, we should still be able to catch ‘em! Spike, you go on ahead! I’ll catch up with ya in a li’l bit!

Spike: Okay, got it. *Takes off*

Spangle: *Grabs Madonna by the waist*

Madonna: H-Huh?

Spangle: How ‘bout a quick thank-you kiss before I go?

Madonna: Uh, well…

Spike: *Comes back and grabs Spangle by the back of his shirt, and starts dragging him along*

Spangle: Ah, c’mon! What’s the big idea!? That only would’ve taken a second!

Spike: Yeah, a second for you to get slapped…again.

Spangle: Just leave it to you to spoil my fun…

Madonna: Good luck to you both! Here’s hoping those two finally get what’s coming to them!

Meanwhile, again at Ringstar Island…

*Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company arrive through the teleportation device*

Marine: Blimey! For a second, I didn’t think we were gonna make it!

Charmy: Yeah, same here! That was really, really close!

Oceana: Wait a second, I just noticed… What happened to Luna!?

Knuckles: *Looks around* You know, that’s a good question. Come to think of it, I don’t believe I’ve seen her at all since we were fighting Nega’s robots…

*Music Cue*

Frostina: Surely, she…couldn’t have been left behind, could she…?

Robotnik: Yes, it would seem so. This was the path that she’s chosen. She was determined to protect those emeralds and the palace, even at the cost of her life. Unfortunately, there’s nothing more we can do about it now. The only thing left for us to do is press onward, and see to it that Luna’s sacrifice wasn’t in vain.

*Cue moment of silence*

Oceana: *Tears begin to fill her eyes* She was…my best friend…

Frostina: *Tears start to fill her eyes, as well* Mine, too… *The tears promptly freeze upon dropping*

Splash: I’m so sorry…

Oceana: I’ll make that Nega creep pay! If that’s the last thing I do!!! *Turns to the others* Frostina and I know exactly where his base is. Follow us, and we’ll take you to it!

*They take off*

Meanwhile, again at Dr. Nega’s base…

*Nega, the Mechaotix, and Cyber Sonics teleport into the area*

*Music Cue*

Volcana: Welcome back, you guys. I’ll take it everything went okay over there?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, they most certainly did! All preparations are in order now! First things first… *Takes out his camera and the emeralds card* These are for you, Goldra! *Transforms the emeralds back to normal*

*They emeralds float toward Goldra and encircle her*

Goldra: What’s…this?

*A flash of light occurs, and seconds later, the Lunar Emeralds are seen on the floor, colorless*

Goldra: I feel insanely pumped up with energy all of a sudden…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! Those, my dear Goldra, were the Elemental Emeralds! As I’ve stated earlier, you’re a Goddess that was created to control the power of all elements, based on Dr. Robotnik’s EG-005, who’s also able to do the same. However, your power far exceeds hers!

Goldra: Interesting. So, when do I get to fight this “EG-005” you speak of?

Nega Robotnik: You will in due time. For the time being, why don’t we test out your combat skills in the simulation room? It’s right this way. Follow me, please. *Walks off*

Goldra: *Follows*

It seems things have suddenly taken a turn for the worse for our heroes. In addition to having the hard-earned Lunar/Elemental Emeralds stolen from right under their noses, a bomb was detonated at the Hidden Palace Zone. All of the heroes were able to escape the explosion, with the apparent exception of Luna. Could it be that the brave, heroic guardian and protector of Ringstar Island has truly met her end at the hands of Dr. Nega? Or did she, in a miraculous turn of events, manage to survive somehow?

Now that the Elemental Emeralds’ energy has been transferred over to PG-005/Goldra, she is now making her way over to the simulator to test her powers. Do her abilities truly exceed that of EG-005/Silvra? If so, will our heroes have what it takes to stop Dr. Nega’s deadly new creation if she’s to go down the path of chaos and destruction that’s been set for her? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
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Part 18

When we last left off on Dimensional Chaos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes had finally collected the remainder of the Lunar/Elemental Emeralds that were scattered throughout Ringstar Island. Shortly after placing them at the Lunar Dimension’s equivalent of the Hidden Palace Zone for safekeeping, Dr. Nega, who was informed of its whereabouts by the Mechaotix, showed up to reclaim the gems. After taunting the heroes, Nega pit them against his horde of Cyber Sonics in order to distract them while he quietly sneaks away to head to the emerald shrine. In order to make hauling the Elemental Emeralds out of the palace a lot easier, Nega used his camera to turn them into one single card.

Just as the deranged doctor was on his way out, he was headed off by Luna, who was determined to stop him at all costs. Nega then revealed that he had a bomb planted within the palace, claiming that it, as well as Luna, Oceana, Frostina, and Ringstar Island itself, were no longer of any value to him, and as such, had no further reason to exist. Angered by his taunts and having expressed an interest in destroying Ringstar Island, Luna attempted to attack Nega, but he was able to dodge, causing the echidna-porcupine hybrid to get her arm stuck.

Seeing the opportunity to escape, Nega promptly fled by teleporting out of the area via Chaos Control, taking the Mechaotix and the Cyber Sonics with him. Since the bomb had already exploded, the palace was on the verge of caving in, and the heroes had to move quickly in order to escape. Although they were able to make it back to the teleporter, that, unfortunately, did not seem to apply to Luna. With the heroic guardian of Ringstar Island having been presumed dead, the heroes had no choice but to press onward and mourn for her later.

Now, the questions remain… Has Luna truly met her end at the hands of Dr. Nega? With PG-005/Goldra having been fully powered, thanks to the Elemental Emeralds, do her powers truly exceed that of EG-005/Silvra? If so, will anyone have what it takes to put a stop to her? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s fortress…

Electra: Got any threes?

Volcana: Go fish.

Electra: *Picks up another card*

Tornada: Ohhhh! We’re going fishing?

Stonia: *Facepalm*

*Music Cue*

*An explosion occurs*

Woodra: Eh!? What the hey!?

Stonia: What was that!?

Volcana: It sounds like it came from the simulation room. We’d better go check it out. *Takes off*

*PG Experiments follow*

In the simulation room…

*Music Cue*

Goldra: Cyber City? Make that Genocide City! *Starts blasting everything around her*

Nega Robotnik: Goldra, that’s enough!

Goldra: *Ignores him and continues*

Nega Robotnik: The purpose of this simulator was merely to test your abilities, not to wreck my fortress!

Goldra: *Continues*

Nega Robotnik: I SAID THAT’S ENOUGH!

Goldra: *Fires at him*

Nega Robotnik: *Dodges* Goldra, what’s the matter with you!?

Goldra: I am a Goddess… Why should I have to obey orders from anyone, let alone from someone whose power clearly pales in comparison to my own?

Nega Robotnik: I am your creator, that’s why! You will do as I say! Otherwise-

Goldra: *Fires at him again*

Nega Robotnik: GAH! *Dodges*

Goldra: HAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! *Fires more blasts at him*

Nega Robotnik: AAAAAAHHHH! *Rushes out of the room*

Somewhere down the hall…

Volcana: Doctor N.! What’s going on in there?

Nega Robotnik: Goldra… She’s gone completely out of control! At this rate, she’s going to end up destroying this entire fortress! I’m going to get that controller so I could have her shut down and reprogrammed. I need the five of you to distract her in the meantime!

Volcana: Okay, no problem.

Tornada: You can count on us!

Woodra: Yeah, you needn’t worry, now let’s hurry!

*The take off and enter the ravaged simulation room*

Goldra: It’s you…

Woodra: Okay, Sis… What’s the meaning of this!?

Electra: Yeah, seriously. You’re going way overboard, here!

Goldra: It’s all become clear to me now…

Volcana: What has?

Goldra: My sole purpose for having been created…was to be nothing but a lowly servant! The mere thought of being someone’s puppet, having to obey orders on a whim with virtually no freedom…is enough to sicken me like you wouldn’t believe!

Volcana: You’ve got it all wrong! You’re not being oppressed by Doctor N. at all!

Woodra: That’s right! No one’s trying to make you his slave, now why don’t you just behave!?

Goldra: I will destroy anyone who dares to stand between me and my freedom… Including all of you!

Nega Robotnik: *Comes in with the switch*

Tornada: Oh! You got the shutdown switch!

Goldra: …! *Takes off*

Nega Robotnik: Bah! Curses! She’s getting away!

Volcana: Don’t worry, Doctor N.! We’ll catch her!

Nega Robotnik: Splendid. Here’s the switch… *Hands it to Volcana* …and here’s my N.E.G.A. computer. *Hands her that, as well* Using its built-in radar, Goldra won’t have anywhere to hide, and you’ll track her down in no time!

Stonia: Got it.

*They rush out the door*

A little while later, just as the heroes were on their way to Nega’s fortress…

*Music Cue*

Goldra: *Flies right past them*

Silvra: …! Who was that!? Could that have been PG-005!?

Oceana: Yes, it definitely was! Nega showed her to Frostina and I earlier today while she was deactivated, so I’m positive that’s her!

Frostina: Oh, no! We must be too late!

*Volcana and the others show up shortly afterwards*

Oceana: Hey, you guys. What’s going on?

Woodra: Goldra’s glitchy programming has taken its toll… She’s really gone out of control!

Stonia: Yeah, she’s gone wacko, big-time! Once she found out that Dr. Nega was about to shut her down, she ran off!

Mecha Amy: (This sounds oddly familiar to me for some reason…)

Volcana: *Checks the N.E.G.A. computer* By the looks of things, she seems to be heading over to Sparkling City. I’ll bet she’s gonna start wrecking things over there as she’s started doing to Doctor N.’s fortress! Come on, we’ve gotta go catch her!

*Volcana and all the PG Experiments begin taking off*

Electra: …! *Stops for a brief moment after noticing Sonic*

Sonic: (Uh oh…)

Amy: Hey, hey! Don’t even think about it!

Tiara: Yeah! Back off, skank!

Electra: *Ignores them, walks over to Sonic, and kisses him on the cheek again* I’ll see you again, handsome. *Winks at him, gets a running start, and flies off*

Amy: You better run, you floozy!

Electra: *Flips her off from a distance*

*Everyone sweatdrops*

Another little while later…

Frostina: Here we are, everyone. This is where Dr. Nega’s base is.

Black-Hog: Hmm… Not bad. The technology on this planet is far more advanced than I originally thought.

*Music Cue*

Nega Robotnik: *Through the intercom* Eee hee hee! Well, well! It seems that you truly have survived that explosion after all!

Oceana: Nega, you creep! Luna died because of you!

Nega Robotnik: Oh, did she? What a regrettable loss… I’m terribly sorry! Eee hee hee hee hee! I thank you kindly for the update! As I said before, it’s not as if she hadn’t outlived her usefulness, anyhow!

Oceana: Splash and the others were right about you all along, then… It looks like you’ve finally shown your true colors! Is that all we were to you!? Nothing more than tools to be used for your sick, twisted plans, and disposed of when we’re no longer needed!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Once you’ve put it that way, then yes, pretty much.

Oceana: I’m wasting my time talking to you… You’re just an animal! You’re going to pay! For everything you’ve done!!!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee! You needn’t be so saddened by the loss of your friend, my dear Oceana. And do you know why? You’ll be seeing her again soon, as I reduce Ringstar Island into a pile of rubble!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Nega Robotnik: I’ve already begun this fortress’ launch sequence, and the moment it takes off into the vastness of space, I’ll be using this island as a test subject for my laser cannon weapon, which is being powered by the Celestial Emerald! Better stop me while you can, fools! Eee hee hee hee hee!

*They all begin charging toward the base*

Female Computer Voice: …Blast off!

*They come to an abrupt stop as Nega’s fortress transforms into something resembling the Death Egg, and takes off into the sky*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Better luck next time, idiots! Assuming of course, there’s actually going to be a next time! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEEE!!!

Vector: Ah, crud! We were so close!

Charmy: So, what do we do now?

Knuckles: Seeing how this island is almost exactly like my own, there should be a place similar to Sky Sanctuary. While over there, we could take that as our opportunity to hitch a ride on Nega’s ship!

Oceana: Ah, you must mean the Star Sanctuary! Luna showed that place to me days ago, so I know exactly where it is!

Sonic: Alright, then let’s blast through with Sonic speed!

*They take off*

Meanwhile, at Sparkling City…

*Music Cue*

Goldra: *Hovers down and lands on a rooftop* Ah, freedom… There’s nothing more enjoyable than the sweet, sweet taste of absolute freedom! Hmm, what shall I do to celebrate? Hmm… Perhaps I’ll commemorate this occasion with a ground-bound fireworks display! *Grins rather psychotically while holding out the palm of her hand, aiming downwards*

*A beeping chime sounds*

Goldra: Hmm? What was that? *Looks* …! *Hides*

*Volcana and the other PG Experiments fly by*

Goldra: (Damn it! It’s Nega’s flunkies!)

Volcana: No sign of her so far.

Woodra: Hey, so what does the computer say?

Volcana: *Checks* It doesn’t seem to be picking anything up at the moment. It’s either we’re not within her range, or she’s probably doing something to block the signal.

Electra: In that case, why don’t we all split up?

Stonia: Sounds good to me, but you aren’t gonna get distracted on the way, are you?

Electra: What do you mean by that?

Stonia: As in, you know, flirting with just about any guy you see?

Electra: Oh, give me a break. You’re totally exaggerating, here!

Stonia: If you say so. Let’s go ahead and get going, shall we?

Tornada: Okay!

*They split up*

Goldra: (Oh, that’s just perfect. They’ve even brought that cursed controller with them! Nega must have sent them to have me shut down, so that he could tamper with my programming! Until I could get ahold of that switch, I cannot afford to let myself be seen!)

Elsewhere, at the Star Sanctuary…

*Music Cue*

Luna: Whew… That was some explosion! For a second there, even I didn’t think I was gonna make it! I just hope Oceana, Frostina, and the others have managed to do the same. If something were to happen to them, then, then…! *Holds back her tears* Nega! I’m coming for you, you double-crossing scumbag! Just you wait!

*The Nega Death Egg is seen floating into the air*

Luna: What the…!? What is that, some kind of…spaceship? Whatever it is, it obviously belongs to Nega, there’s no mistake about that! What could he possibly be-…?

*Cue flashback*

Nega Robotnik: Now that I’ve gotten what I’ve come for, this place no longer has any value to me! Speaking of which, seeing how you, Oceana, and Frostina have also outlived your usefulness, I see no further reason for this island to exist, either! So, as an added bonus, I’ll be using the Celestial Emerald to power another weapon of mine, and Ringstar Island has the special privilege and honor of being its test subject! Eee hee hee hee hee!

*End flashback*

Luna: *Her eyes widen in panic* O-Oh, no! Nega… He must have already begun his plan to destroy the island! I have to stop him!!! *Dashes off*

Meanwhile, in the ship…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee! Aside from that slight setback regarding Goldra, which will be taken care of soon enough, everything is going according to plan! Very soon, Ringstar Island shall cease to exist!

Metal Blaze: What about Volcana and the Parallel Goddess Experiments? They will get caught in the explosion as well, will they not?

Nega Robotnik: Nonsense. According to my calculations, they’re currently in Sparkling City, which is beyond the Island’s range, just as Station Square is to Angel Island.

Metal Blaze: I see.

Nega Robotnik: *Notices Luna from the distance* Hmm? It seems as if someone’s already here, but who could that be? Let’s get a close-up, shall we? *Turns on the monitor and zooms in* What!? Luna!? How did she-…!? Impossible! Oceana specifically told me that she was dead! No matter, easy remedied!

*Seconds later, tons of Cyber Sonics and many other Badniks are see coming from the Nega Death Egg, flying toward the Star Sanctuary*

*Music Cue*

Luna: What in the-…!? Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me! Fine! *Cracks her knuckles* If fighting through them is what it’s gonna take to get to Nega, then so be it! *Charges toward the Badniks* It’s back to the scrap heap with you!

*She starts fighting through them*

Elsewhere at the Star Sanctuary entrance…

*The heroes arrive via teleporter*

Marine: Strewth! Look at all those robots!

Charmy: Yeah, there sure is a lot of ‘em!

Silver: If they’re here, that definitely must mean that Nega is somewhere nearby!

Blaze: Definitely. *Points to the Nega Death Egg off in the distance*

Espio: So, the person who’s handling the robots over there… Who do you suppose that is?

Vector: There’s only one way to find out! C’mon, boys…’n’ girls! Let’s go ovah there ‘n’ lend him or her a hand!

Charmy: Yeah, alright! Time to rock and roll!

*They head in that direction*

Everyone: Luna!?

Oceana: You’re…you’re alive! But how!?

Frostina: Yes, I mean, we all thought you were-

Luna: …Dead? Not at all, but to be honest, I was beginning to think the same about you guys! I’ll explain everything on the way, but for now, why don’t we concentrate on catching up to Nega’s ship?

*They take off and continue fighting through Nega’s robots*

Luna: As I was confronting Nega when he snuck off to go steal the emeralds, I ended up getting my arm stuck through the wall. Just as the explosion was spreading, and just when I was pretty much staring death right in the face, I had to get my arm out as quickly as possible. So, I decided to use my other fist to shatter the wall completely so that I could get unstuck. To my surprise, there was another teleportation device behind that broken wall that even I didn’t know about! Seeing that as my only ticket out of there, I used it to escape just in the nick of time.

Oceana: So, you escaped through a teleporter also? So did all of us! I can’t tell you how relieved I am that you’re still alive!

Frostina: So am I. Things just wouldn’t have been the same around here without you, Luna.

Luna: You guys…

Black-Hog: As much as I’d hate to interrupt this sentimental moment, there’s something you might want to take a look at. *Points to the Nega Death Egg, which is getting even higher*

Luna: Getting away? Not on my watch, he isn’t!

*They speed up*

Minutes later, at the very peek of the sanctuary…

Luna: WHAT!? NO!

Nega Robotnik: *Through the intercom again* Eee hee hee hee hee! It looks like you lose yet again! Too bad, so sad! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEE!!!

*The ship flies away*

Black-Hog: Ugh. I don’t know what’s more unbearable… The fact that he got away, or having to listen to that ridiculous laughter of his!

Luna: *Kneels* This is it… I’ve failed… *Angrily slams her fist onto the ground*

Despite our heroes’ best efforts, Dr. Nega has not only managed to get away, but is still in possession of the Lunar and Celestial Emeralds, the latter of which he intends to use as a power source for his laser cannon. Adding insult to injury, his rogue creation, PG-005/Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements is on the loose, and may destroy Sparkling City and the Lunar Dimension as a whole the moment she gets the chance! Have our heroes truly failed? Is this really the end of Ringstar Island and the Lunar Dimension as we know it? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…

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Part 19a

Last time on Dimensional Chaos, Dr. Nega, after having successfully stolen the Lunar Emeralds, used them to power his latest creation, PG-005/Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements. Just as she was in the process of testing her powers in the simulation room, Goldra began to get a little power-crazed, wrecking just about anything in her path. After Nega scolded her for it, Goldra came to realization that she was more powerful than the doctor, and as such, she felt that she should not have to take orders from someone who’s weaker than herself. Additionally, Goldra came to the conclusion that she wouldn’t have any real freedom while serving under Nega. As she continued wrecking things around her, Volcana, Stonia, Woodra, Electra, and Tornada showed up to keep her busy, while Nega goes to retrieve the shutdown controller. The moment he returned with the device, Goldra fled, while the other Goddesses promptly gave chase.

Elsewhere, the heroes, who managed to escape from the exploding Hidden Palace Zone, were currently on their way to Dr. Nega’s base to put a stop to his plans, as well as avenging the apparent death of Luna. Before they could enter the fortress, however, Nega transformed it into the “Nega Death Egg”, and activated its launch sequence in order to proceed with his plans to destroy Ringstar Island, using the power of the Celestial Emerald. Knuckles, who was quite familiar with the island’s layout (due to it being parallel to Angel Island), suggested that they all go to the Star Sanctuary (Ringstar Island’s equivalent of the Sky Sanctuary Zone) in order to catch up with the Nega Death Egg and hitch a ride.

When Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company arrived, not only did they find tons of Nega’s robots, but Luna as well! As they assisted her in fighting off the Badniks, Luna explained to the group that she managed to find another teleporter that she originally didn’t know about shortly before Hidden Palace was destroyed. Thus, she was able to escape just in time. Minutes later, as they made it to the peak of the Star Sanctuary, they were unable to hitch a ride on the Nega Death Egg, as it had gotten too far beyond their reach.

The question remains… Could this really be the end? Have our heroes truly failed to save Ringstar Island from its impending doom? What about PG-005/Goldra? Seeing how she’s already proven herself to have a penchant for chaos and destruction, will the other Parallel Goddesses or anyone else be able to stop her from bringing Sparkling City and the rest of the Lunar Dimension in ruin? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

Meanwhile at the Astral Ruins…

*Music Cue*

Julia: Whoa! Zero, take a look at this! *Points to the Nega Death Egg up in the sky*

Metal Sonic 3.0: What’s the matter? *Looks*

Julia: It looks like some kind of spaceship! As you know already, I work with all kinds of machinery, but even I’ve never seen something like that before!

Metal Sonic 3.0: That spaceship… I believe I recognize it!

Julia: You do?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, that’s the Nega Death Egg! I’m certain of it! *Starts to run off*

Julia: Hey, where are you going?

Metal Sonic 3.0: I still have some unfinished business to attend to. Although Version 4.0 has been dealt with, Metal Blaze is still alive, along with all those “Cyber Sonic” models, which are most likely being mass-produced in factory. I intend to infiltrate the factory in question, destroy it, and put a permanent halt to the Cyber Sonics’ production! Plus, knowing Doctor Nega, it is very likely that he intends to obliterate this entire island!

Julia: W-What!? Are you sure!?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, I’m positive. Whenever he launches the Nega Death Egg or other similar vessels, that’s usually what his intentions are. In the past, Doctor Nega has had little qualms with attempting to destroy an entire planet, so erasing an island from existence is of no consequence to him at all, especially when he’s gotten everything that he needs, and feels as if certain locales are of no further use or value to him.

Julia: Gee whiz! No offense, Zero, but your creator is a real nutcase!

Metal Sonic 3.0: None taken. I must go now.

Julia: Hold on a second! Before you go, take this! *Tosses him a flat, silver pad*

Metal Sonic 3.0: What’s this?

Julia: This is my one of two “Telepad” devices I’ve invented. As you can probably tell already by the name, they’re used for instant transportation. By placing one of them on the ground, all you have to do is step on it, and in just a blink of an eye, you’ll be transported to wherever the other device happens to be at the time! Pretty neat, huh?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, but in order for me to be able to utilize it, one of them would already have to be on the Nega Death Egg, correct? Since I’ll already be arriving there by flight, I have no real use for it.

Julia: Maybe, but what about the people you came to this dimension with? Don’t they want to stop that Nega guy, as well?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ah, yes, of course. *Turns his jet booster back on* I’ll see you when I return, Julia. *Takes off*

Julia: Alright, take care! *Waves*

Elsewhere, at the Star Sanctuary…

*Music Cue*

Black-Hog: You know what? It just occurred to me… I could just simply fly up there! After all, I am able to survive in space, for obvious reasons.

Shadow: So am I. *Hovers into the air, using his jet skates*

Metal Sonic: As can I. *Turns on his jet booster*

Mecha Amy: Don’t leave without me! *Does the same*

Omega: *Turns on his jet booster, as well*

Scorch: The same goes for the rest of us Goddesses.

Luna: One way or another, we’ll find some way to join you guys up there. Until then, good luck!

*They take off*

Splash: *Stops* Silvra? Aren’t you coming along?

Silvra: You go on ahead. I’m gonna stay behind and head over to Sparkling City. I get the feeling that the other Goddesses may need my help over there. Sure, Volcana and her sisters are quite powerful on their own, but PG-005…or Goldra, I believe they called her, is able to control multiple elements, just as I can. She could easily end up using the other Goddesses’ weaknesses against them…

Splash: I understand. Well, I’ll see you when we get back! *Flies off*

Silvra: *Flies off in the direction of Sparkling City*

Charmy: So, uh… What do we do now?

Tails: You know, it just occurred to me… Do you think there’s a chance that I may have a counterpart of my own somewhere in this dimension? If so, then he or she would most likely have a workshop at wherever this place’s equivalent of the Mystic Ruins may be. Maybe that person has a spaceship similar to the Blue Typhoon that we could use? That way, we’ll catch up to the Nega’s Death Egg in no time!

Sonic: Good thinking, little bro!

Luna: I’m assuming you mean the Astral Ruins. I know exactly where that place is. Let’s head back to the teleporter!

Sonic: Alright, let’s blast through with sonic speed!

A little while later, at the other side of the teleporter…

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm? *Comes to an abrupt stop after noticing the light*

*The heroes appear in front of him shortly afterwards*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Oh, so it’s you.

Rouge: Wow. Even though you survived that fight against Four-Point Zero, I wasn’t sure whether or not you’d still be alive, let alone in perfect condition.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Of course I am. Did you truly think that a powerful robot, such as myself, would fall so easily? What a joke!

*Tons of people roll their eyes or show some other indication that they’re annoyed with his arrogance*

Heavy: …Are you in any way capable of saying something that doesn’t make you sound like a blithering idiot?

Metal Sonic 3.0: The moment I begin to care about the half-witted opinions of such worthless, outdated trash, I’ll let you know. Anyway, you all need to reach the Nega Death Egg, correct? Well, I have a solution… *Takes out a round, silver pad and lays it out on the ground*

Robotnik: I’ll just assume this is a teleportation device of some sort?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes. It’s called a “Telepad”, and it was invented by an acquaintance of mine who resides in the Astral Ruins. There are two of these in total, and by utilizing one of them, it will cause the user to be warped to the exact same location as the other. My acquaintance, who’s currently in possession of the second Telepad, is expecting you all. Why not use this one to teleport to her workshop? Once you’ve done that, I’ll pursue Doctor Nega’s ship and place this one at the entrance. That way, the rest of you can follow shortly using the other Telepad.

Robotnik: Ah, perfect! That’ll do just nicely!

*They use the device and find themselves at Julia’s workshop shortly afterwards*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Picks up the Telepad, turns on his jet booster, and takes off into the skies*

Elsewhere, in the vastness of space…

*Music Cue*

Shadow: Alright, so here we are. Omega, can you pick up the Nega Death Egg’s location for us?

Omega: Affirmative... Beginning search immediately.*Turns on scanners* Location confirmed. Scanners indicate that the Nega Death Egg resides directly to the north of here.

Shadow: In that case, let’s get moving!

Meanwhile, inside the Nega Death Egg…

Nega Robotnik: I’d say that this is far enough. *Stops the ship and presses a button*

Female Computer Voice: Minutes left until Nega Blaster Cannon is fully charged: 60.

Nega Robotnik: Bah, an entire hour!? Curses! Hmm, but then again, seeing how those fools have little to no chance of actually getting up here, that should be more than enough time! Eee hee hee! It’s too bad I won’t be able to see the look on their faces once their precious island goes up in smoke as they’re still on it! They tried so hard to reach this place, and failed miserably! Too bad, so sad! Eee hee hee hee hee!

Cyber Sonic #1: *Enters* Doctor Nega, sir!

Nega Robotnik: Yes, may I help you?

Cyber Sonic #1: Intruders are approaching the ship!

Nega Robotnik: What!? Impossible! *Turns on the monitor and zooms in* So, it’s them, is it? *Groans in annoyance* I should’ve figured… *Ahem* Cyber Sonic, listen carefully! I need you and the others to keep them at bay! We can’t afford to allow them to interrupt the Nega Blaster Cannon’s charge sequence!

Cyber Sonic #1: Understood.

Outside of the Nega Death Egg…

*Tons of Cyber Sonics and other Badniks are seen coming from the ship*

Squash: Well, well… I see Nega’s decided to bring out the welcoming committee. AH-HA-AH-AH! Dealing with these weaklings will be easier than catching fish in a barrel!

Storm: Uh, I believe the correct phrase is “shooting fish in a barrel”.

Squash: Whatever.

Omega: Worthless consumer models! I will eliminate them all!

*They start fighting through the robots*

Meanwhile, at the Astral Ruins workshop…

*Music Cue*

Julia: Hello, everyone! Welcome to my workshop!

Robotnik: Might I presume you’re the “acquaintance” that Three-Point Zero told us about?

Julia: That’s me. My name is Julia Prowess, or “Stripes” if you prefer.

*Insert introductions for the other characters here*

Julia: It’s nice to meet you all!

Tails: Same here. I guess my hunch about having a dimensional counterpart turned out to be correct!

Charmy: Hee hee, “turned out to bee correct”. *Snickers*

Marine: *Snickers, too*

Vector: C’mon, Charmy! Give that a rest, will ya? This ain’t the time for that!

Heavy: Yes, and not to mention that they’re just not funny.

Julia: Ah, I’m sure there’s at least some time to spare until the other Telepad is in place. Beesides, I actually thought that was a little funny! Heh heh heh!

Heavy: Oh, dear God… *Facepalm*

Julia: …Is something wrong with that?

Charmy: No, Heavy’s just a jerk, that’s all.

Marine: Yeah. The bloke’s got, like, no sense o’ humor whatsoever!

Heavy: Whatever.

Elsewhere, again at the outer space battle scene…

*A bunch of robot parts are seen floating around*

Black-Hog: Not even remotely challenging.

Metal Sonic: What else is there to expect from such pale, pathetic imitations of my design? *Notices Metal Sonic 3.0 moving towards them* Speaking of which…

Mecha Amy: Hmm? *Looks* Oh, it’s him.

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Flies over to them*

Scorch: Hey, Three-Point Zero. I’m glad you were able to make it.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Likewise. *Notices the Badnik parts and vaporizes them*

Mecha Amy: So, uh… What was the point in doing that if they were already dead?

Metal Sonic 3.0: That was done as a necessary precaution in case they happened to be equipped with computer chips that allow them to regenerate. That reminds me… *Looks toward Metal Sonic* We still have a score to settle. Once Metal Blaze and the rest of the Cyber Sonics have been destroyed, you’ll be joining them shortly.

Metal Sonic: Even now, you still believe that you can defeat me? How pitiful.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Oh, please! You’re just some piece of outdated garbage that happened to get lucky!

Metal Sonic: Didn’t I already tell you that you were no longer in the position to use that worn-out, repetitive insult now that Four-Point Zero has been created?

Metal Sonic 3.0: He’s nothing more than a memory now. I’ve taken care of him myself.

Metal Sonic: You’re deluding yourself if you think Nega won’t decide to repair him at some point.

Metal Sonic 3.0: …I’m deluding myself? You’re the one with the erroneous belief that you’re the real Sonic!

Metal Sonic: That’s because I am! The Sonic whom you and everyone else believe to be genuine is nothing more than an organic copy!

*They argue back and forth as everyone else sweatdrops*

Black-Hog: …What a moronic argument.

Shadow: For once, we’re in agreement.

Frostina: Come on, you two… Now’s not the time for-

Metal Sonic & 3.0: YOU STAY OUT OF IT!

*They “anime lightning glare” at one another*

Frostina: Oooookaaaay then…

Storm: In case you’re wondering, these two have a bitter rivalry. There’s really nothing any of us could possibly say or do to break up one of their fights.

Frostina: Oh, “icy”…

Oceana: Alright, then I guess we should get going, then. There’s no telling when that Nega creep’s going to fire that cannon, so we have to stop him as quickly as possible!

*They take off and head for the entrance*

Metal Sonic 3.0: I guess that’s our cue, as well. As much as I’d love to rip you to pieces right here and now, this isn’t the time. There’s still unfinished business to attend to.

Metal Sonic: Very well then. *Turns on his jet booster and jets in the direction of the Nega Death Egg’s entrance*

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Does the same, and drops the Telepad while he’s at it*

Elsewhere, at Julia’s Workshop…

*The second Telepad begins to flash a blue light*

*Music Cue*

Julia: It’s done, you guys!

Sonic: Alright, I guess that’s our cue! Time to go up there and kick some Nega Buttnik!

Robotnik: …That has to be one of the worst catchphrases I’ve heard from you yet.

Sonic: Oh, and I suppose you could come up with a better one?

Robotnik: As a matter of fact, I can.

Julia: Good luck, everyone!

Luna: No one plays me for a fool and gets away with it! *Cracks her knuckles* I’ll die before I stand by and allow scum like Nega to destroy my island!

*They use the Telepad and find themselves at the Nega Death Egg’s entrance*

Now that they’ve finally found their means of transportation, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company wasted no time in using the Telepad to make their way up to the Nega Death Egg in hopes of uniting with the others. Will they have what it takes to stop Dr. Nega’s evil ambition? In the meantime, will the Parallel Goddesses and/or Silvra have what it takes to put a stop to Goldra’s rampage before it begins? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!

To “bee” continued…