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Title: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Mar 06 2011, 07:18 PM
This story is a direct sequel to my previous story, Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 1: Legend of the Elemental Gems (https://kitsuria.net/art/knuckles'-chaotix-elements-of-power/). If you haven't read that story, you might want to check that one out, even if this does contain an episode recap.

Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power

Episode 2: Elemental Chaos

Part 1

On the last episode of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Dr. Robotnik learned of the three legendary gems that contain Goddesses with power over the three basic elements; fire, water, and ice. After gaining this knowledge, the doctor made it his sole mission to claim them, so that he could use it for his evil purposes. His goal was to release the three Elemental Goddesses, so that he could use their powers to destroy his enemies, so that he’ll be free to conquer the world and build his utopia, the “Robotnik Empire”. However, despite the evil doctor’s efforts to claim all three of them, he managed to get two, with only one of them being fully at his disposal. The first one he came across was the Fire Element Gem, which contained Scorch, the Goddess of Fire.

Scorch was a supernatural, powerful being that once threw the world into the depths of terror thousands of years ago, but was defeated and sealed by Tikal. When Robotnik released Scorch from her imprisonment, she was eternally grateful, and decided that she was forever in his debt, meaning that she was going to do whatever it takes to repay that favor, even at the cost of her life. From then on, Scorch aided Robotnik in finding the remaining Elemental Gems, which contained her younger sisters, Splash, the Goddess of Water, and Slush, the Goddess of Ice.

During their search, however, things didn’t quite go as planned. Although Splash was released from her imprisonment as Robotnik had been trying to do, she refused to take part in assisting the doctor with his world domination plans, and sided with the Chaotix team instead. When they came across the Ice Element Gem, Slush seemingly took Robotnik’s side, but in actuality, she was working as a spy, informing the Chaotix team with first-hand information about the evil doctor’s master plan.

Shortly after that, another series of events happened. While Scorch and Slush were away, Dr. Nega, Robotnik’s descendant from 200 years into the future, captured Robotnik and began impersonating him. This fact wasn’t revealed until later on, when Silver the Hedgehog, Blaze the Cat, and Marine the Raccoon came to that time period in search of the Chaos Emeralds, which were stolen by Dr. Nega. After the real Dr. Robotnik was rescued from Nega’s clutches, he was forced to form another temporary alliance with them, and take part in stopping the resurrection of the Solaris Project, which Dr. Nega intended to use to destroy the world and replace it with the “Nega Robotnik Empire”.

Despite the heroes’ greatest efforts, they were unsuccessful in stopping the revival of the Solaris Project. They did, however, manage to defeat them in yet another epic showdown, which determined the fate of the entire universe. After Solaris was defeated, its components, Mephiles the Dark and Iblis, the Flames of Disaster, ended up getting sealed within the recently reconstructed Scepter of Darkness, and the Fire Element Gem. Shadow, after sealing Mephiles, decided to take the scepter someplace where he knows for sure that it won’t fall into the wrong hands. Dr. Nega, on the other hand, was taken to a mental asylum. With them out of the picture, the world was at peace once more…for the time being.

So far, one month has passed since then. This story begins on a nice, sunny day, with Knuckles and the recently “revived” Wechnia, standing around, guarding the Master Emerald. The two robo-mechanics, Heavy and Bomb, were alongside them, and were working on reconstructing and upgrading the security system after it had gotten destroyed by Dr. Nega in the previous story.


Knuckles: So, you guys? How much longer is it going to be until you’re finished with that thing?

Heavy: Yeah, here’s an idea: How about you NOT rush us? It’ll be finished when it’s finished. Have some patience.

Bomb: Hey, hey, cool down, will you? I don’t think he was saying that to rush us, he was asking out of curiosity.

Knuckles: Exactly! It was a simple question! That’s all!

Heavy: Oh, I see. Well, in that case, it’ll probably be another half hour or so, according to my calculations.

Wechnia: If Charmy were around, he would have made a “bee” pun out of that, I’m sure of it.

Heavy: Well, thankfully, he isn’t.

???: HEY, YOU GUYS!

Heavy: I spoke too soon. -__-;;

*Mighty, Tikal, Espio, Charmy, and Vector run towards them*

Knuckles: Oh, hey. How’s it going?

Vector: We just gotta call from Slush, ‘n’ she says that Robotnik’s already finished wit’ da project ‘e was workin’ on!

Knuckles: Seriously!?

Espio: Yes, and as it turns out, Shadow, Rouge, and Omega were right. Robotnik really IS aiming to create Elemental Goddesses of his own!

Mighty: Yeah, and from what Slush told us, they possess power over the stone, leaf, thunder, and wind elements.

Charmy: Yep. Slush said that Robotnik is coming to this island to release them, so he should be coming our way soon.



Get it, “bee coming our way”? *Snickers*

Everyone: …

*They anime fall*

Charmy: Sorry, I couldn’t resist! I kinda set myself up for that one, you know.

Knuckles: Next time you make one of those stupid puns, can you at LEAST wait until Splash or Marine’s around?

Charmy: Okay, okay.

A little while later, Dr. Robotnik was seen flying by in his Egg-O-Matic Hovercraft, followed by Scorch.

Vector: ‘Dere they are!

Knuckles: Yep, I guess that’s our cue to follow them!

Vector: Yep. C’mon, boys! Let’s get movin’!

Bomb: Actually, Heavy and I are going to stay here to work on the security system. We can’t just leave the Master Emerald unguarded without it.

Mighty: Okay, no problem. Let’s go!

While Heavy and Bomb stayed behind to finish rebuilding the Master Emerald’s security system, the rest of the  took off at high speed in an effort to catch up to Robotnik,  and Scorch,  who were on their way to the Red Mountain Zone.

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… We’re almost there! Very soon, the moment of EG-001’s awakening will be at hand!

Scorch: By the way, Doctor, I’ve been thinking… Do we really need these “EG” experiments? I mean, seriously. My powers alone are enough to put the Chaotix and the rest of your enemies in their place.

Robotnik: Now, now, Scorch… Let’s NOT let our egos get the best of us.

*They arrive at Red Mountain*

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… Well, we’re here! Let’s take care of business, shall we?

Scorch: So, in order for us to release EG-001, we have to throw that brown gem into a pile of stones, correct?

Robotnik: That’s right.

Scorch: Allow me, Dr. Robotnik. *Holds out the palm of her hand, getting ready to blast the stone wall with a fire attack*

Knuckles: Hold it right there!

Robotnik: WHAT THE…!? *Looks*

Vector: The jig’s up, Robotnik!

Robotnik: ARGH! It’s those Chaotix fools!

Espio: We know everything you’re trying to do…

Mighty: …And we’re putting a stop to it!

Charmy: Yeah! We’re putting a stop to it!

Wechnia: That’s right.

Robotnik: W-Where did you fools come from!? How could you have possibly known about this!?

Vector: Oh, we’ve got our ways.

Espio: Just hand over that gem, nice and easy…

Robotnik: Hmph! Just you try and take it from me!

Knuckles: Gladly!

Scorch: So, Tikal, you’ve come. I’m glad, because now we could finally settle our score!

Tikal: Scorch… How do you know for sure that Robotnik isn’t taking advantage of you?

Robotnik: …

HAHAHAHAHA… What, THIS old story again?

Scorch: Yeah, I mean… The LAST time you guys said that, it turned out to be a false alarm. That wasn’t even the real Robotnik that we were dealing with.

Mighty: Tikal's right, you know. It may have turned out to be Dr. Nega that we were dealing with last time, but that doesn’t mean that the REAL Robotnik isn’t using you.

Scorch: …

Knuckles: Exactly. Have you forgotten what he’s done to Orbot and Cubot? They’ve worked hard for him all this time, and despite all that, he STILL chose to cast them aside like garbage!

Tikal: That’s right! He may end up doing the same to you eventually!

Scorch: AUGH, ENOUGH OF YOUR STALLING! We have a score to settle, and you’re going to fight me right here and now, Tikal! No more excuses!

Tikal: Scorch, I’m only trying to help you!

Scorch: Yeah!? Well, I don’t need it, NOR do I want it! You’re the LAST person I’d EVER accept help from! I haven’t forgotten what you’ve done to me all those years ago, and for that, I’m going to pay you back in full! Prepare yourself!

Tikal: If that’s the way you want it…

Robotnik: Scorch! I’ll leave you to take care of things from here! I’m counting on you! *Runs off*

Knuckles: Oh, no you don’t! *Runs after him*

Tikal: I’ll stay here and deal with Scorch, while the rest of you go after Robotnik!

Mighty: Are you sure you’ll be able to handle Scorch by yourself?

Tikal: Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee fine”. *Snickers*

*They glare at him*

Charmy: Sorry, it’s a habit.

Vector: Yeah, anyway, no problem! Consider it done! Like I always say: Once we start a job, we finish ‘da job! Dat’s our policy! We’re Team Chaotix!

Mighty: Alright then, let’s go!

Tikal: Before you go, Mighty…

Mighty: Yeah?

Tikal: *Kisses him*

Mighty: …!

Charmy: Pffft…! *Holds in a laugh*

Tikal: Good luck.

Mighty: *Blushes* S-Same to you!

Charmy: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Mighty and Tikal, sittin’ in a-

Vector: *Bashes him on the head* ‘Dis ain’t ‘da time fer ‘dat!

Charmy: OWWW! *Holds his head*

*They leave*

Scorch: Aww, how sweet of you to kiss your boyfriend goodbye. I hope the two of you enjoyed it, for it will be your last!

Tikal: But…your arm. Are you sure you want to fight me in that condition?

Scorch: This is nothing. It’s only like this, because Dr. Robotnik needed a small blood sample from me to create EG-001, EG-002, EG-003, and EG-004.

Tikal: Really?

Scorch: Yes, that, along with samples of each element, as well as ordinary gems that were the exact same size and shape as my own, Splash’s, and Slush’s. After all of these things were obtained, they were loaded into Dr. Robotnik’s “Egg Merger” machine, which fused all of these things together. Now, enough talk! Let’s go!

Tikal: Alright then. I’m ready.

Scorch began the battle by holding out the palm of her hand and launching several fireballs at Tikal, which she managed to dodge. Meanwhile…

Knuckles: You’re cornered now, Robotnik! You’ve got nowhere else to run! We could do this the easy way or the hard way! Which will it be?

Robotnik: I think I’ll pick the hard way, if that’s alright. HAHAHAHAHA…

Knuckles: Alright then, you asked for it!

Knuckles then charged towards Robotnik and swung his fist at him. However, the doctor managed to dodge, causing Knuckles to punch the stone wall behind him, breaking it into a pile of rubble.

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thank you very much, Knucklehead! That’s EXACTLY what I needed!

Knuckles: Huh!? What do you-… Oh, crud!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s right, fool! You’ve played RIGHT into my hand, just as I knew you would! Now, arise, EG-001!

Robotnik quickly tossed the gem into the rubble pile and a bright flash of light occurred. When it was over, another Scorch look-alike was seen. Rather than being made out of fire, water, or ice like the other three, she, of course, was made out of stone, and had a light brown color. Her long “hair”, unlike the other three, looks like that of a stone carving. Also, she wears a bronze-colored tiara with a brown gem in the middle, and bronze and brown-colored dress, ring bracelets, and bronze-colored sandals (rather than gold).

Knuckles: No way!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! She lives! Project EG-001 was a complete success!

EG-001: *Looks at her hands*

Robotnik: Welcome to life, EG-001! I am your brilliant master and creator, Dr. Ivo Robotnik! You, my friend, are the first of my “EG” experiments! From this day forth, you shall be known as Squash, the Goddess of Stone! Codenamed: EG-001.

Squash: “Squash, the Goddess of Stone”? “Eee-Jee-Double-Oh-One”, you say?

Robotnik: That would be correct. Your naming scheme is similar to that of your sisters’. “EG” stands for “Elemental Goddess”, while the “Double-Oh-One” part represents the order of your production.

Charmy: Did someone say “bee”?

*The rest of the Chaotix arrive, too*

Espio: Oh, no! It looks like we’re too late!

Vector: Crud! We was so close!

Squash: So, Ivo, who are they?

Robotnik: …

First of all, you will address me as “Dr. Robotnik”! Secondly, they are the Chaotix team, which happen to be enemies of mine! Along with Sonic the Hedgehog, who I’ll get into detail with later, they’re ALWAYS spoiling my plans! I need YOU to destroy them for me!

Squash: …

Why should I? If I’m a Goddess, like you claim, why should I obey orders from you?

Robotnik: Because I created you, that’s why! I gave you life, Squash, and I could just as easily take it away!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Do you TRULY think that I’d fall at the hands of a weak, pathetic human like you?

Knuckles: …

I don’t know what’s worse…her arrogance or that annoying laugh.

Espio: At least it’s not as irritating as Dr. Nega’s…

Knuckles: Good point.

Robotnik: Maybe I didn’t make myself clear, Squash. I am your creator, and you WILL do as I say, without question! Is that understood!?

Squash: *Marches towards Robotnik and punches him in the stomach*

Robotnik: AUUUUGGGH! *Kneels down*

Vector: HAHAHAHAHA! You’re doin’ great, Robotnik! Good job! Ya sure showed her!

Charmy: *Snickers*

Robotnik: Ghhh…! Silence, you FOOLS! As for you, Squash, how…how DARE you!? How dare you do this to…ME!? I’m the one who-…!?

Squash: Yes, you were the one who gave me life. Is THAT what you were doing to say? Well, big whoop. That doesn’t mean that I’ll allow myself to become your slave. I take orders from no one, especially a weak human like you, Ivo.

Robotnik: If it…hadn’t been for me, you wouldn’t even exist!

Squash: …

You know, that’s a good point. I thank you for that, Doctor. For that, I’ll spare you. That way, you’ll have the special privilege and honor of living to see the very being that you gave life to, become Queen of the World!

Mighty: Not if WE have anything to say about it!

Vector: Ya got ‘DAT right, sistah! We ain’t lettin’ that happen!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! You amuse me, you really do. It would be simple for me to kill you right here and now, but I have no time to play around with the likes of you. Don’t worry, though. I’m sure my Pyrocks will keep you entertained!

Knuckles: “Pyrocks”?

Squash then took the brown gem off of her tiara, stooped down, and placed it into the ground. Shortly afterwards, a small Earthquake occurred, and a plethora of oval-shaped rock monsters appeared.

Pyrocks: RAAAGGGGH!

Everyone: WHAT THE…!?

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Adorable, aren’t they?

Espio: “Adorable” isn’t the word I’d choose. “Hideous” is more like it.

Squash: Whatever. As I was saying before, they’re sure to keep you entertained. They’re not as powerful as I am, of course, but they should do just fine. Ta-ta! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! *Curls into a ball, and rolls away like a boulder*

Charmy: Whatta psycho!

Robotnik: Indeed. It’s like the White Echidna Project all over again!

Wechnia: …

At last, Project EG-001 was a success! Well, not in the way Robotnik originally intended, but still successful, nonetheless. Will our heroes be able to defeat Squash’s deadly army of Pyrocks, and stop her from taking over the planet? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Mar 13 2011, 12:17 AM
Oh, I almost forgot. Regarding EG-001/Squash's "annoying" laugh... Check out this (http://sailormoontv2.blogspot.com/2010/02/sailor-moon-episode-29-sailor-v-makes.html) episode of Sailor Moon and skip to 13:42. Yes, that's what Squash's laugh sounds like. Some may find it annoying, but I think it's hilarious.

Part 2

When we last left off, the Chaotix got a call from Slush, saying that Dr. Robotnik was finished developing his “EG” experiments, and was heading towards Angel Island to release them. After being informed of this, all of them, except for Heavy and Bomb (who decided to stay behind to work on the Master Emerald’s security system), followed Robotnik and Scorch to the Red Mountain Zone to stop him from releasing EG-001. Unfortunately for them, however, they were unable to stop him. After EG-001, or Squash, the Goddess of Stone, as she’s now called, was brought to life, she rebelled against the doctor, and decided to come up with world domination plans of her own. Just as the Chaotix were getting ready to stop her, Squash made a tactical retreat, but not before leaving behind her minions, the Pyrocks, to deal with them. Can Knuckles and the Chaotix stop Squash’s deadly army of Pyrocks, as well as her evil ambition to conquer the world? Find out in this exciting chapter of Elemental Chaos!

Pyrocks: RAAAGGGH!

Charmy: Whoa, there sure is a lot of them!

Vector: Yeah, but just ‘cause there’s a lot, don’t mean we can’t take ‘em!

Knuckles: Exactly. They shouldn’t be any tougher than Robotnik’s robots, which we always destroy easily.

Robotnik: …

Espio: *Takes out a shuriken* Beware my ninja power!

Charmy: Yeah! Beeware his ninja power! Get it? *Snickers*

Everyone: …

Robotnik: Umm, no.

Charmy: Aww, you guys are no fun.

Mighty: Splash and Marine still aren’t here, in case you haven’t noticed.

Charmy: Okay, okay. That’s the last one I’m doing for now.

Wechnia: Alright, good. In the meantime, let’s focus on taking these creatures down.

So then, the battle began. Both the Chaotix and the Pyrocks quickly started charging towards one another. As they fought, a smoke cloud appeared over them, with broken pieces of rubble flying everywhere.

Vector: Good grief! Exactly how many of ‘em did she create!?

Charmy: A whole, WHOLE lot of ‘em!

Knuckles: If only Bomb came with us, he’d be able to blow them to bits and end this in a heartbeat.  *Glares at Charmy*

Charmy: I wasn’t gonna say anything this time! Really!

Knuckles: I seriously find THAT hard to believe.

Wechnia: Sure, Bomb’s help would be nice, but I don’t think we need it. Remember, I happen to possess powers inherited from the Master Emerald. Watch this… *Raises his fist* CHAOS…! *His fist turns green*

*Some of the Pyrocks start charging towards them again*

Wechnia: …FIST! *Slams his fist on the ground*

After Wechnia slammed his fist onto the ground, he created a large, energy-based shockwave that destroyed half of the Pyrocks that were moving towards them. Knuckles and the rest of the Chaotix used their special abilities, such as Thunder Arrow, Cosmic Crusher, and Team Blast to destroy the remaining Pyrocks.

Charmy: We did it!

Vector: Yep, ‘dat takes care o’ them!

Espio: Yes, but there’s one question that remains: Where did Robotnik go?

Mighty: Good question. I could have sworn he was here a minute ago…

Vector: He must’ve run off sometime durin’ the fight. Freakin’ coward.

Knuckles: Yeah, that’s for sure.

Mighty: I wonder how Tikal’s doing against Scorch. I sure hope she’s okay…

Charmy: What’s the matter, Mighty? Worried about your GIRLFRIEND? *Snickers*

Mighty: *Bashes him upside the head again* Knock it off, Charmy!

Charmy: OWWW! *Holds his head*

Elsewhere…

Scorch: Ihhh…! *Kneels down, holding the arm that she was stabbed in for the blood sample*

Tikal: Are you alright?

Scorch: I’m…fine. Hmph, for someone who apparently hates fighting so much, you sure are good at it…

Tikal: Maybe, but I take no pleasure in this sort of thing. I only do this when necessary. I fight for peace and nothing more.

Scorch: HAHAHAHAHAHA! How noble of you… It’s too bad all the peace you’re fighting for is going to be in vain! That is, after Dr. Robotnik is finished conquering this world!

Tikal: Scorch, it’s not too late, you know. You can still abandon Robotnik before he turns on you.

Scorch: Enough about that! Robotnik ISN’T using me, okay!?

Tikal: Like I said before, I’m only trying to-

Scorch: Yeah, yeah. I know. You’re trying to help me, right? I told you before; I don’t need, nor do I WANT any help from you!

Tikal: I know you’re still angry about the incident from all those years ago, but please hear me out! I know we haven’t gotten along very well in the past, but still… I just don’t want to see you get hurt!

Scorch: Why do YOU care, anyway?

Tikal: Because… When we first met, you were bad to the core. As I said before, you were hardly any better than Iblis or Mephiles, but now…you’re different. I could see that you’ve changed a lot since then. I know that deep down inside, you’re a good person. And besides, I saw how heartbroken you were while you were under the impression that the real Robotnik had used and betrayed you. I just don’t want you to have to feel that same sadness all over again. I’m pretty sure Splash doesn’t want that, either.

Scorch: …

Tikal, just…just stop it. You’re…you’re making it harder for me to hate you!

Tikal: It’s quite a shame that things have to be this way between us, Scorch. To tell you the truth, I really wish that you didn’t hate me, because I don’t hold a grudge against you. I never have, in fact. Sure, I did seal you up, but I only did what I thought was best if I were to keep the world from getting destroyed. Just keep in mind… You did the same thing to Iblis, remember?

Scorch: …Yeah, of course.

Tikal: So, does this mean we can put the past behind us and let bygones be bygones?

Scorch: …

I don’t know. I’ll have to give it some thought…LOTS of thought.

Tikal: I see, but again, it’s not too late for you to free yourself from Robotnik. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t you already return the favor? You know, when you changed him back to his original form after Dr. Nega turned him into a card?

Scorch: …

That’s a good point, but…leaving his side is still out of the question. I told Dr. Robotnik that I was forever indebted to him for releasing me. I can’t just back out on him. I have to stay true to my word, you know.

Tikal: I understand.

Robotnik: *Arrives on the scene*

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, you’re back. I’ll take it that you didn’t get the chance to release EG-001?

Robotnik: I certainly wish that I hadn’t! Ooh, why that arrogant, ungrateful little worm! Immediately upon releasing her, she’s decided to betray me!

Scorch: Seriously!? Oh, let me guess… She sided with the Chaotix, right?

Robotnik: No, it’s far worse. Not only has she decided to disobey me, but she’s even come up with her own world domination plans! It’s like the White Echidna Project all over again!

Tikal: Oh, no! How horrible!

Robotnik: With that said, Squash MUST be destroyed at ALL costs! No matter WHAT it takes, I’m going to hunt her down and have her destroyed! I’ll show HER what happens to those who dare to defy me! She’s going to pay with her life, for the treason she’s committed against me! *Hops into his Egg-O-Matic Hovercraft* Are you coming, Scorch?

Scorch: Sure thing, doctor.

Just as the two of them were taking off, Tikal noticed a strange green gem lying on the ground.

Tikal: Hey, wait a minute! What’s this? *Picks up a small green gem*

*The Chaotix arrive shortly afterwards*

Tikal: Hello, everyone. I’m glad you’re back. Take a look at this. *Holds up the green gem that she picked up*

Charmy: Could that be one of the Chaos Emeralds?

Mighty: No, I don’t think so. It’s a little too small to be a Chaos Emerald. But now that I look at it, it seems to be the exact size and shape as the Fire, Water, Ice, and Stone Gems.

Espio: So, are you saying that this thing’s one of the Elemental Gems?

Knuckles: Could I see that for a second, Tikal?

Tikal: Sure. *Hands it to him*

Knuckles: *Examines it* Oh, yeah. There’s no mistake about it. This is definitely one of the Elemental Gems that Robotnik created. It even has “EG-002” written on it with a marker.

Vector: Heh, Robotnik must’ve dropped it while ‘e was runnin’ off.

Tikal: As a matter of fact, he did. I noticed it shortly after he and Scorch took off about a minute ago.

Vector: Well, now ‘dat we know fa sure, I say we go ahead ‘n’ destroy it!

Wechnia: I have no objection to that.

Espio: Neither do I. We all saw how mentally unstable EG-001 was. She’s already bad enough as it is, and the last thing we need is for three more of them to be running rampant!

Knuckles: Alright then! Here goes…! *Raises it in the air, and gets ready to slam it*

Mighty: Wait a second!

Knuckles: What’s the matter?

Mighty: I don’t think killing her necessary! I mean, just because one of them turned out to be bad, doesn’t mean all of them will. And besides, don’t Elemental Gems absorb energy from the people who use them? Scorch and Squash turned out the way they did, because theirs absorbed negative energy from Robotnik. Splash’s, on the other hand, ended up absorbing positive energy from Tikal, and look how she turned out. Maybe there’s a chance that we could bring EG-002 over to our side?

Tikal: I agree with Mighty. EG-002 may turn out to be a valuable ally, just like Splash.

Knuckles: …

Now that you put it that way, you’re right. I guess we could go ahead and spare her. After all, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve had one of Robotnik’s creations on our side.

Espio: Yes, we have at least… *Counts on his fingers* Eight of them fighting by our side already. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to add a ninth.

Charmy: Who are the other eight?

Espio: Heavy, Bomb, Wechnia, Gamma, Omega, Metal Sonic, Orbot, and Cubot.

Charmy: Oh, yeah. Too bad Heavy’s such a jerk, though. It’s not just me that he’s mean to, either!

Knuckles: Tell me about it. As Splash pointed out before, the guy can’t ever say ONE thing without being a sarcastic little prick. Say, for example, when we saw him and Bomb again for the first time in a while, I said something along the lines of, “Heavy and Bomb? Is it really you?”, which meant that I was happen to see them, and then and he replies with “NO, it’s the Super Mario Brothers. Of COURSE it’s us!” I don’t know about anyone else, but I find his sarcasm FAR more irritating than any of Charmy’s “bee” jokes.

Mighty: So do I.

*Everyone else agrees*

Charmy: Ooh, ooh! Does this mean I could-

Everyone (at the same time): NO!

Charmy: Okay, okay! I was just asking! So, umm… Anyway, where should we go to bring EG-002 to life?

Knuckles: Maybe the Mystic Ruins will do. After all, I need to stop by Tails’ Workshop for the emerald detector.

Vector: A’ight, then I guess that settles it. C’mon, boys! Let’s get movin’!

And so, after defeating Squash’s army of Pyrocks, the seven heroes took off, bound for the Mystic Ruins, in order to obtain Tails’ emerald detector, as well as finding a place to release EG-002, whose gem Robotnik mistakenly dropped as he and Scorch left Red Mountain. Will EG-002 turn out to be a “valuable ally” as Mighty and Tikal have predicted? Or will she turn out to be as sinister and evil as her sister? Find out in the next exciting episode of Dragon Ball Z!


Uh, whoops. Sorry about that. I meant, on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!


To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Mar 15 2011, 12:39 AM
Part 3

Previously on Elemental Chaos, Knuckles and the Chaotix dealt with Squash’s army of Pyrocks. There were tons of them, but despite their quantity, the Chaotix still triumphed in the end by using their special abilities. Dr. Robotnik, on the other hand, fled sometime during the battle and headed back to his Egg –O- Matic Hovercraft, so that he could begin tracking down his rebellious creation. However, just as he and Scorch were leaving Red Mountain, he accidentally and unknowingly dropped the green, leaf-themed Elemental Gem, which was said to belong to EG-002, the second of his “EG” experiments. Tikal then picked it up and showed it to the Chaotix when they returned. They then took the opportunity to decide EG-002’s fate. Fearing that she might turn out like her sister, a majority of the Chaotix were in favor of destroying her gem before she’s brought to life, but Mighty and Tikal convinced them to spare her, stating that she could prove to be a valuable ally to them sometime in the future. After that, they were convinced, and decided to spare EG-002’s life, and opted to release her.

After that was all said and done, the Chaotix left Red Mountain and decided to head to the Mystic Ruins to release EG-002 and borrow Tails’ emerald detector. When EG-002 comes to life, will she truly be a “valuable ally” as Mighty and Tikal have predicted? Or will she instead turn out to be a complete psychopath, bent on world domination like her older sister? Find out in this exciting chapter of Elemental Chaos!

*They arrive at the Mystic Ruins*


Charmy: By the way… When we bring EG-002 to life, what do you think we should name her?

Espio: Hmm… That’s a good question. I’m not entirely sure, but perhaps we could give her a name that starts with an “S”, just like her sisters’.

Tikal: That’s a start. Judging by the gem’s color, this is most likely the Leaf Goddess. Any “S” name that we come up with has to be something plant-related…

Charmy: Hee hee hee, “has to b-“

*Everyone glares at him*

Charmy: Nevermind! ^^;;

Knuckles: Hmm… An “S” word that’s plant-related… The only words I could think of, at the top of my head, are “seed” and “soil”. Should we go with one of those?

Mighty: I suppose those could work, but…which one should we choose?

Vector: Anybody who’s in favor o’ “Soil, the Goddess of Leaves”, raise yer hand!

*No one raises their hands*

Vector: …Well, so much fa ‘dat one, huh?

Tikal: Well, “the Goddess of Leaves” part sounds nice, but for some reason, I don’t think “Soil” clicks very well.

Wechnia: Well, I guess that only leaves “Seed”, then.

Vector: Hold on a sec… I’ve gotta beddah idea! Why don’t we call ‘er “Seedra”?

Charmy: “Seedra”? You mean like, the Pokémon?

Vector: No, that one’s “Seadra”, which happens ta be named aftah ‘da sea. The Leaf Goddess, on the otha hand, if named aftah ‘da word “seed”, just with an “r” and an “a” added at the end ta sound more feminine, ‘n’ less generic.

Charmy: Okay, I guess that makes sense.

Vector: A’ight, so anybody who’s in favor o’ “Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves”, just raise yer hand! *Raises his*

*Everyone else raises theirs*

Knuckles: Alright, then I guess that settles it. Seedra is what we’ll call her after she’s released.

Vector: A’ight, so let’s go ahead ‘n’ release ‘er. All we gotta do is throw ‘da gem into a pile o’ leaves, or somethin’, right?

Tikal: Yes, that’s right.

Charmy: How about those bushes over there? *Points*

Knuckles: Alright, here goes. *Tosses it*

After Knuckles tossed the Leaf Gem, a bright flash of light occurred upon its contact with the leaves. After the light faded, another Scorch/Splash/Slush look-alike appeared. This one had a green color, hair made out of leaves, a diamond-shaped dress with light green on one side and dark green on the other, golden ring bracelets, sandals, and a tiara with a green gem in the middle.

Charmy: Look, there she is!

Seedra: Oh, hi. Who are you? Better yet, who am I?

*They introduce themselves*

Vector: ‘N’ togetha we are… TEAM CHAOTIX!

Seedra: It’s a pleasure to meet you all.

Espio: Likewise. To answer your other question, you’re Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves. You’re a creation of Dr. Robotnik’s, whose codename is “EG-002”.

Seedra: “Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves”? “Eee-Jee-Double-Oh-Two”? I guess I could live with that. I’m sorry if I’m asking too many questions, but who is this “Dr. Robotnik”?

Tikal: Dr. Robotnik is an evil man who wants to take over this world. He’s done many horrible things, such as building weapons of mass destruction, and turning innocent animals into his robot slaves!

Mighty: Yeah, and he once tried to blow up a Chao Garden, too!

Knuckles: Not to mention the fact that he’s tried to destroy this island in the past!

Seedra: W-WHAT!? That’s…that’s terrible!

Vector: ‘N’ that ain’t the worst part, Seedra. When Robotnik created ‘ju, your original purpose was ta help ‘im wit' 'is world domination plans!

Seedra: Well, he could forget it! Even if he IS my creator, I refuse to have ANY part in that! In fact, I’ll personally see to it that doesn’t!

Mighty: We’re glad to hear it. Also, I feel there’s something else you should know. There’s an even bigger problem than Robotnik that we have on our hands right now. Your older sister, EG-001, or “Squash” as she’s now called, has rebelled against Robotnik, but rather than siding with us, she’s out to conquer the world herself!

Seedra: Seriously!? Where is she, now?

Knuckles: We’re not sure where she went. That’s why we’re going to borrow Tails’ emerald detector; we’re going to use it to track her down and put a stop to her plans before she puts them in effect.

Seedra: Oh, okay.

Knuckles: We aren’t much further from the Workshop now. It’s right this way.

So then, the eight of them forged onward until they got to Tails’ Workshop.

Cubot: Arr! Ahoy, mateys!

Everyone: …

*They stare at him with blank “WTF?” expressions*

Orbot: Err… You’ll have to excuse him. We were able to get his voicebox off of “cowboy” mode, but it ended up getting switched to “pirate” mode in the process.

Knuckles: Oh, I see. *Notices Heavy and Bomb* Huh? When did you two get here? I thought you were working on the security system?

Heavy: We did.

Bomb: Yeah, we came back here as soon as we were finished.

Knuckles: Makes sense.

Sonic: Hey, you guys. What’s up?

Seedra: …! (Wow, he’s cute…) *Hearts appear in her eyes and float around her head*

Knuckles: We just stopped by to borrow the emerald detector. Is Tails here?

Tails: *Enters the room* Here I am. I’ll take it that the Master Emerald went missing again?

Sonic: Sheesh, Knuckles… That makes what, the thousandth time so far?

Knuckles: Oh, shut up! It’s got NOTHING to do with that, okay!? Do you think Wechnia would be standing here if something happened to it!?

Sonic: Alright, already! Relax! *Looks towards Seedra*

Seedra: …! *Quickly looks away*

Sonic: By the way, who are you?

Seedra: M-Me? I’m… I’m Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves.

Sonic: Oh, okay. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog.

Seedra: I-It’s…nice to meet you, too. ^^;;

Charmy: *Snickers*

*Everyone else introduces themselves*

Amy: *Enters the room* I’m Amy Rose, Sonic’s girlfriend.

Seedra: His…girlfriend?

Sonic: *Sweatdrops* Eh, don’t listen to her. That’s not even CLOSE to being true.

Seedra: Oh, okay. (Whew…) So, umm… Anyway, it’s nice to meet you all.

Cream: Same to you, Miss Seedra.

Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao!

Amy: Well, Cream and I are going to be on our way now. We’re gonna go find Silver and Blaze.

Ray: What for?

Amy: Because… I could tell that those two are hopelessly in love, and they’re just too shy to admit their feelings to one another. I just happen to have a sixth sense about this kind of thing, you know?

Sonic: *Sweatdrops* Figures…

Ray: Oh, okay. (Her “sixth sense” can’t be THAT good if-… Oh, nevermind. I might end up thinking something aloud by mistake.)

Heavy: Oh, SOMEONE’s “hopeless”, alright.

Amy: *Glares at Heavy* …ANYWAY, Cream and I have both come up with a perfect, fool-proof plan to get those two together. It’s just bound to work, I know it!

Cream: Yep!

Heavy: Pfffft. Well, good luck with that. You’re going to need it.

Amy: Hmph! Up yours, Heavy! *Leaves*

*Cream, Cheese, and Chocola follow her*

Knuckles: Heh heh heh! If any of Amy’s “matchmaker” plans somehow manage to work, then I’ll eat my hat!

Vector: HAHAHA! Same ‘ere, actually!

Charmy: But you don’t have a hat, Knuckles.

Knuckles:  Number one, yes I do. See? *Puts on his brown cowboy hat from the Sonic OVA* Number two, that’s just a figure of speech.

Heavy: By the way, Seedra, I’m curious… Are you, by any chance, one of Robotnik’s “EG” experiments? I’m asking, because I don’t recall there being any other Elemental Goddesses around, besides Scorch, Splash, and Slush.

Seedra: Why, yes, I am. I’m EG-002.

Heavy: I thought so.

Knuckles: Yeah, so… You’re still going to let me use that emerald detector, Tails?

Tails: Sure. *Hands it to him* So, if the Master Emerald isn’t missing, then what do you need it for, exactly? The Chaos Emeralds?

Knuckles: We need it for two reasons. Number one; to track down Robotnik and nab the Electric and Wind Gems before EG-003 and EG-004 are released. Number two; to find Seedra’s psychotic sister, Squash, and stop her before she tries to take over the world, like she said she was gonna do.

Sonic: Man, if I had a Ring for every time one of Ro-butt-nik’s creations have gone out of his control, then I’d be rich!

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee rich”. Get it, Seedra? *Snickers*

Seedra: Huh?

...

Oh, I get it! Heh heh heh! Nice one!

*A handful of people anime fall*

Seedra: Was it…something I said?

Knuckles: No, it’s something HE said. He’s done those “bee” puns about a thousand times already!

Wechnia: That’s pretty much it.

Vector: He gets even worst whenevah people think they’re funny! Speakin’ of a which, Seedra, I think you ‘n’ Splash would get along pretty well. She’s one o’ your otha sistahs, in case you’re wonderin’.

Seedra: How many do I have, exactly?

Tikal: For the time being, only four: Scorch, Splash, Slush, and recently, Squash.

Wechnia: Speaking of Squash, shouldn’t we go ahead and stop her?

Knuckles: Right. Come on, everyone, let’s get moving! *Runs off*

Vector: Right behind ‘ja!

With Tails’ emerald detector in hand, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes took off and began their search for  Squash, as well as the remaining two Elemental Gems that are in Dr. Robotnik’s possession. Will our heroes be able to stop the demented Stone Goddess’ world domination plans from coming to fruition? Additionally, will they be able to prevent the mad doctor from bringing EG-003 and EG-004 to life? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Mar 20 2011, 10:01 PM
Part 4

On the last chapter of Elemental Chaos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and Tikal headed over to the Mystic Ruins after obtaining the Leaf Element Gem, which Dr. Robotnik mistakenly left behind at the Red Mountain Zone. While there, they all decided to come up with a name for the Leaf Goddess before releasing her and “Seedra” was the name that was chosen in the end. After Seedra was released, they informed her about what was going on, and she agreed to fight alongside them. With Tails’ emerald detector in hand, the heroes began their search for Squash and the two remaining Elemental Gems. Will they be successful in their search? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

*Scorch and Robotnik return to the Mystic Ruins Base*


Slush: Hey. Welcome back, you two. I’ll take it that things didn’t quite go as planned with EG-001 and the others?

Robotnik: As a matter of fact, they didn’t. Number one, those Chaotix fools somehow caught my wind of my scheme, and showed up just as I was in the process of bringing EG-001 to life! Number two, even when I DID manage to bring her to life, she disobeyed me! To make matters worse, that arrogant, ungrateful piece of rubble has even come up with world domination plans of her own!

Slush: What a shame. Well, at least there’s still hope for the other three, right?

Robotnik: Possibly.

Slush: So, what are we going to do about EG-001, exactly?

Robotnik: I’m going to hunt her down and destroy her, that’s what! If anyone is going to conquer this world, then it’s going to be me! I’ll NEVER allow myself to be overthrown by anyone, especially one of my own creations!

Scorch: You have an emerald detector in your glasses, don’t you, Dr. Robotnik? Why don’t we use that to track her down?

Robotnik: Good thinking there, Scorch. I’ve upgraded it since last month, so now it’s able to detect the precise location of both the Chaos Emeralds and Elemental Gems, including the ones that I’ve created. I’m going to step outside and check the surrounding area for EG-001/Squash. She could be anywhere. While I’m doing that, I’m going to take this opportunity to release EG-002, EG-003 and EG-004, before those Chaotix fools manage to get wind of it somehow.

Scorch: No pun intended?

Robotnik: Not at all. Anyway… *Activates the detector* It’s time to put this to the ultimate test! *Steps outside*

A minute later…

Robotnik: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*A bunch of birds fly away, and then Scorch and Slush rush outside*

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, what’s the matter? Did something go wrong with the detector?

Robotnik: It’s…it’s gone!

Slush: What’s gone?

Robotnik: The...the Leaf Element Gem, the one that contains EG-002, is missing!

Scorch & Slush (at the same time): WHAT!?

Robotnik: I…I don’t understand! I don’t understand WHAT could have happened to it! I had it right there, in my pocket the entire time! This doesn’t make any sense!

Slush: Why not do some backtracking, Doctor? Where was the last place you had it?

Robotnik: Let’s see… Scorch and I flew from this base, all the way to Red Mountain, and back. It’s been in my pocket ever since, and I don’t recall ever taking it out!

Scorch: Perhaps it fell out of your pocket, somehow?

Slush: Or maybe someone pick-pocketed it?

Robotnik: The former explanation seems more likely. There’s no possible way to pick-pocket ME and get away with it! I have to go back and find it, otherwise-

Before Robotnik could finish his sentence, his detector started beeping.

Robotnik: Wait a second! My detector… It’s picking up a signal! Besides the two that I have in my possession, as well as the ones in your tiaras, one of the Elemental Gems is right here, in the Mystic Ruins!

Scorch: Ah, great! Maybe it’s the Leaf Element Gem that you dropped?

Robotnik: No, I doubt it. The gem that I’m detecting on radar happens to be moving, and to the best of my knowledge, EG-002 has not yet been brought to life. So, there’s only one of two people that my radar could be getting a signal from: Splash or Squash. I have a strong feeling that it’s the latter, so I’m going to follow this signal, and put EG-001 in her place!

Slush: I have a question, Doctor: How can you be sure that the signal your detector is picking up is an Elemental Gem, rather than a Chaos or Sol Emerald?

Robotnik: Because the Chaos and Sol Emeralds give off different energy readings from that of the Elemental Gems, and I’ve designed my detector to be able to differentiate between them.

Slush: Ah, I see. Very good, Doctor.

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… Yes, I know, isn’t it? I’m such a genius, I even amaze myself sometimes!

Scorch: I agree. Words alone aren’t enough to describe your sheer brilliance, Dr. Robotnik.

Slush: *Rolls her eyes*

Robotnik: Why, thank you! Thank you very much! After all, I DO have an undisputed IQ of 300!

Slush: …

Umm, yes. That’s very nice, but…aren’t we supposed to be searching for EG-001 and the Leaf Element Gem?

Robotnik: Ah, yes, of course. *Hops into his Egg –O- Matic Hovercraft* Are you two ready?

Slush: Whenever you are, Doctor.

Just as they were getting ready to take off, the sky darkened, and it began to rain. Due to the fact that Scorch is weak against water, she instantly collapsed to the floor upon contact with the rain drops.

Scorch: UHHHHHH!

Robotnik: Scorch! Are you alright?

Scorch: Ihhhh…! I-I’m…sorry, Dr. Robotnik, but…  I don’t…think I’ll be able to come with you. My powers...are of no use in this kind of weather…

Robotnik: I understand. Slush and I will resume the search for Squash and the Leaf Element Gem. You stay here and rest.

Scorch: Thank you, Doctor… You’re too kind…

Slush: Actually, Dr. Robotnik, I’m going to stay behind to take care of Scorch.

Robotnik: Very well.

*A lightning bolt strikes*

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… You know, this gives me an idea! Since there’s a lightning storm along with the rain, I could take this opportunity to bring EG-003 to life! Additionally, there’s a passage here in the Mystic Ruins that leads to Windy Valley, where EG-004 can be released! Basically, I could kill two birds with one stone!

Scorch: HAHAHAHAHA… Sounds like a plan…

Slush: Yeah, I’ll say! Anyway, you run along now, Doctor. We’ll see you when you get back.

Robotnik: Very well then. I’m off! *Flies away*

With that said, Robotnik took off in his Egg –O- Matic Hovercraft and started heading towards Windy Valley, while at the same time, resuming his search for Squash. Meanwhile, with the Chaotix team…

*The detector starts beeping*


Knuckles: What the…!?

Wechnia: What’s the matter?

Knuckles: The readings for this thing are off the scale! According to the detector, there are two other Elemental Gems here in the Mystic Ruins, other than Seedra’s, and they seem to be heading directly toward us!

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee directly toward us”. Get it? *Snickers*

*They glare at him*

Charmy: Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Vector: Yeah, ya could NEVAH resist.

Seedra: Aww, go easy on the poor little guy. I personally find those puns of his amusing.

Vector: Yep, just like Splash. Da two o’ you are so much alike, it’s scary.

Seedra: Is that a bad thing?

Tikal: No, not at all.

Charmy: Yeah. Splash is nice, and she’s really pretty, too.

Vector: …Heh heh heh! Somethin’ tells me that Charmy’s gotta thing for Splash!

Charmy: Huh!? No, I don’t! All I did was give her a compliment! And besides, I’m too young for that sort of thing, anyway! I’m only…seven!

Wechnia: Correct me if I’m wrong, but did I hear you say that you were seventeen before?

Charmy: Umm…

Vector: …

Okay, numbah one, Wechnia's right. If it weren’t for ‘dat incident back at ‘da Newtrogic High Zone, where your age was cut down by ten years, you’d be seventeen! Numbah two, had any of us given Splash a compliment like that, you’d ‘ve said the same thing! As a mattah o’ fact, we’d probably hafta listen to that “sittin’ in a tree” crap ‘dat you ‘n’ Marine‘re always doin’!

Knuckles: Heh heh heh! He’s got a point there, Charmy!

Mighty: Yeah, I’ll say!

Espio: Indeed.

Charmy: That’s NOT true, okay!?

*A small chime is heard*

Vector: *Picks up the walkie-talkie* Yeah?

Slush: Hey, it’s me. Robotnik just left his base, and he's on his way to Windy Valley so he could release both EG-003 and four, right there, in the same area!

Vector: I guess ‘DAT explains da detector readings that we were gettin’! Don’t worry, we’ll stop ‘em!

Slush: Okay, good. Say, by the way, did you know that he misplaced EG-002’s gem? Apparently, Robotnik dropped it while he was leaving Red Mountain and returning to his base. Since you guys seem to have a detector of your own, you may still have a chance to beat him to the punch!

Vector: Way ahead o’ ya! Tikal already found it, ‘n’ EG-002, or Seedra as she’s now called, has already been released, ‘n’ she’s on our side.

Slush: Ah, okay. Cool.

Charmy: By the way, Slush, I’m surprised you’re not making out with Bark right now. *Snickers*

Slush: *Her face turns completely red* Oh, VERY funny, you little insect!

Vector: If ya wanna get back at ‘em, Slush, you should say somethin’ about his crush on Splash!

Slush: *Smirks* I’ll be sure to keep that in mind.

Charmy: I already told you, that’s NOT true!

Slush: If you say so, little guy.

Charmy: I’m telling the truth!

Tikal: Don’t look now, but here comes Dr. Robotnik! *Points*

Vector: Thanks for the info. I’ll talk to ya later. *Hangs up*

Seedra: So, HE’S Dr. Robotnik…

Robotnik: *Hovers down* W-WHAT!? It’s those Chaotix fools again! How is it that you ALWAYS manage to catch wind of my schemes!?

Vector: Like I said before, we’ve got our ways.

Robotnik: WHAT ways!?

Vector: We ain’t tellin’!

Robotnik: Hmph, whatever. *Notices Seedra* Wait a minute! You’re, you’re…!

Seedra: …Seedra, the Goddess of Leaves. You must be Dr. Robotnik.

Robotnik: Correct you are, my dear! I am Doctor Ivo Robotnik, the most brilliant scientific genius in the world! This certainly explains what happened to the Leaf Element Gem, and who I’ve been detecting on radar. So, we finally meet at last, EG-002, or rather, Seedra. Since you seem to be aware of who I am already, I guess there’s no need to explain myself any further.

Seedra: You’re right, you don’t need to explain, because I already know what you’re about, Doctor. Your goal is to take over this world, and if you think I’m going to join you, then you’re sadly mistaken! Even if you are my creator, I want no part in this! Conquering the world…that’s just sick and wrong, and I would never do something like that!

Robotnik: …

Great, that’s just what we need…another Splash. You are, in fact, the second of my EG experiments to oppose me out in the open like this! Sooner or later, you, along with your older sister, Squash, are going to pay dearly for your blatant acts of treason! I would destroy you fools right here and now, but I’ve got some unfinished business to attend to. *Turns on his Egg –O- Matic’s rocket engine and zooms past them* Let’s see how you fare against EG-003 and EG-004! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Knuckles: Oh, no you don’t! Get back here!

Dr. Robotnik quickly zoomed past them to make a break for Windy Valley, but they began chasing him immediately, in order to nab the Thunder and Wind Gems from him. Will Knuckles, the Chaotix, Tikal, and Seedra be fast enough to catch Robotnik and prevent EG-003, the Thunder Goddess, and EG-004, the Wind Goddess, from being released? Or will they ultimately fail in the end? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Mar 24 2011, 06:51 PM
Part 5

On the previous chapter of Elements of Power, Dr. Robotnik and Scorch returned to the Mystic Ruins base to formulate a plan to track down Squash and do away with her. Scorch then made a suggestion for Robotnik to use the emerald detector that he installed in his glasses. Just as the doctor began tracking down his rebellious creation, he quickly noticed that the Leaf Element Gem, which contained EG-002/Seedra, was missing. Just as they were about to take off to go look for it, it suddenly began to rain, which caused Scorch, whose weakness is water attacks, to collapse to the ground. Due to the rainy weather, she was unable to accompany the doctor during his search. Slush, on the other hand, decided to stay behind to help her sister recuperate.

Taking advantage of the rainy and thundery weather, Robotnik got the idea to go to Windy Valley, so that he could release both EG-003 and EG-004 in the same area. As soon as he left, Slush informed the Chaotix team about this, and they decided to go after him. Will our heroes be able to stop Robotnik from releasing the remaining two EG experiments? Find out on this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

As Robotnik and the Chaotix entered Windy Valley, the weather began to get even worse than it was while they were at the Mystic Ruins. Although the rain had stopped, the thunder storm was still occurring, in addition to strong winds that were akin to that of a typhoon.


Charmy: Ihhhh…!

Vector: Man, this is some CRAZY weather we’re havin’!

Knuckles: Yeah, you could say THAT again!

Wechnia: Ghh…! Knuckles, what does the detector say about Robotnik’s location? How far has he gotten?

Knuckles: He shouldn’t be too far…

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee too far”. *Snickers*

Seedra: Hmm hmm. I like your puns, Charmy, I really do, but… I don’t think this is the time or place for that, you know?

Charmy: …

Yeah, you’re right. Thanks for not being mean about it like everyone would. Well, almost everyone, I should say. Especially Heavy; he’s such a jerk.

Seedra: You’re welcome.

Knuckles: So, yeah, as I was saying, Robotnik hasn’t gotten very far. If we act now, we SHOULD be able to catch him! Come on, let’s get moving!

The Chaotix pressed onward, and continued moving through the treacherous storm, in an effort to catch up Robotnik and prevent him from bringing EG-003 and EG-004 to life. Moving through the strong winds took every ounce of strength of they had, but eventually, they managed to catch up to the doctor and have him cornered.

Vector: End o’ the line, Robotnik!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… That’s where you’re wrong! YOU’RE the one who’s too late, fool!

Mighty: Here’s a quick question: How do you know for sure that the Thunder and Wind Goddesses won’t turn on you, like Squash did?

Robotnik: Hmm, that’s a good question, but just because one, or should I say TWO of them decided to disobey me, doesn’t mean that all of them will. Now then! Arise, EG-003! Arise, EG-004!

Just as the next lightning bolt struck, Robotnik tossed the two gems into the air. The Electric Gem came in contact with the lightning bolt, while the Wind Gem came in contact with the winds that were currently blowing. After that, a bright flash of light occurred; when it disappeared, two Scorch/Splash/Slush look-alikes were seen. One of them had long yellow, electrical hair, with a black and yellow-colored dress with diamonds on it, along with golden ring bracelets, sandals, and a tiara with a yellow gem in the middle. The other one had a similar appearance, but with “hair” made out of wind, and a hot pink and lavender-colored dress, rather than yellow and black. The gem in the middle of her tiara was also lavender-colored, instead of yellow.

Espio: It’s…it’s them!

Vector: Crud! Beaten to ‘da punch again!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Welcome to life, ladies! I am your brilliant master and creator, Doctor Ivo Robotnik! You two are the third and fourth of my EG experiments! *Points to the Electric Goddess* You are Shock, the Goddess of Lightning! Codenamed: EG-003!

Shock: “Shock, the Goddess of Lightning”? “Eee-Jee-Double-Oh-Three”? How creative.

Robotnik: If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were being sarcastic.

Shock: Not at all. I like it.

Robotnik: Okay, good. *Points to the Wind Goddess* You, on the other hand, shall be known as Storm, the Goddess of Wind! Codenamed: EG-004!

Storm: “Storm, the Goddess of Wind”? “Eee-Jee-Double-Oh-Four”? Not bad, I guess. Now, umm… Dr. Robotnik, was it? Why have you created us, exactly? Is there a specific purpose we’re supposed to fulfill?

Robotnik: That’s right! You are to assist me in my plans for global conquest!

Shock: Okay. How do we do that, exactly?

Robotnik: You could start by destroying these meddlesome fools who are standing before me! *Points* They are the Chaotix team, some of my sworn enemies! They, along with Sonic the Hedgehog, who I’ll get into detail with later, are always interfering with my plans!

Shock: Okay. Consider it done, doc. It’ll give us the perfect opportunity to test our abilities. I certainly hope they could put up a good fight.

Wechnia: Why don’t you try us and see for yourself?

Shock: Oh, I thought you’d never ask. Storm, why don’t you two leave this to me?

Storm: Are you sure you can take all of them on by yourself?

Shock: Sure I can. This won’t take very long at all. If, by any chance, they somehow manage to get through me, then they’re all yours.

Storm: Okay then.

Shock: Considering how “electrifying” my abilities are, I’d say that’s highly unlikely.

Knuckles: …

Okay, number one. What is WITH you Elemental Goddesses in puns? Secondly, does arrogance just happen to RUN in this family, or what? There are a few exceptions, but still.

Charmy: Splash, Slush, and Seedra aren’t anything like that, though.

Knuckles: Yeah, that’s why I said there’re exceptions. Anyway, enough talk. I’m ready to get this over with! Since you think you’re so tough, Shock, then let’s go! Show us what you’ve got! *Fighting stance*

Espio: On guard! *Takes out a shuriken*

Charmy: Guard on!

Everyone: …

Shock: HAHAHAHAHA… I’m sure you’ll get a real “charge” out of THIS!

So then, the battle began. Shock held out the palm of her hand and fired a beam of electric energy at the heroes, but they managed to dodge it by spreading out. Knuckles quickly charged toward the Goddess, and started throwing punches at her. She evaded most of them, but ended up getting hit by the last one, which caused her to fall backwards and skid across the ground.

Shock: Uhhhhhh!

Mighty: Nice one, Knuckles.

Knuckles: Thanks.

Shock: Ihhh… *Sits up and wipes the blood from around her mouth* Not bad…you’re tougher than I thought. *Stands up* It won’t make any difference in the end, however. I have yet to show you the true extent of my power.

Wechnia: Then what’s stopping you? Don’t just talk about it, do it.

Charmy: Yeah!

Shock: HAHAHAHAHA… You should be careful what you ask for. It may destroy you!

Knuckles: All you are is a bunch of talk.

Shock: Oh, I’ll show you! *Morphs into a lightning bolt and shoots toward Knuckles*

Knuckles: W-What the…!? UHHHHH! *Bzzzzzt!* *Falls over*

Shock: HAHAHAHAHA!

While Knuckles was down, Shock began launching tons of small lightning orbs at him, which he started rolling away from. When Knuckles got back up, he ran towards her once again, and started throwing more punches at her.

Shock: *Dodges* What, again? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You’re so predictable! *Looks toward the other heroes* Feel free to jump in and help him at any ti-

While Shock was busy looking away, Knuckles was able to land another punch to her to her jaw before she had a chance to finish her sentence. Instead of it knocking her over this time, it simply made her stumble backwards. After she regained her composure, she quickly powered up a lightning blast and fired it, sending Knuckles flying into the wall behind him.

Knuckles: UHHHHHH!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Excellent job, Shock! You’re going great so far! Keep up the good work!

Vector: Knuckles! Are you a’ight ovah there, buddy?

Knuckles: Yeah, I’m fine. *Gets back up*

Shock: As I was saying before, the rest of you are welcome to jump in at any time. Please feel free to do so.


*Looks toward Seedra* By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask: Who are you, and why is it that you look so much like Storm and I?

Seedra: I’m your older sister, Seedra.

Shock: Well, in that case, why not come with us, sis?

Seedra: No thank you. If I were to side with Dr. Robotnik, then I’d be going against everything I stand for.

Shock: Well, alright. Suit yourself, then.

Robotnik: There’s no use in trying to talk to her, Shock. It appears that those Chaotix fools have warped her mind. Just destroy her along with the rest.

Shock: …

Well, okay. Sure thing, doc.

Seedra: I really don’t want to have to fight you, but you leave me no choice… *Vines extend from her back*

Setting her sights on Seedra, Shock morphed back into a lightning bolt, and shot herself towards Seedra at high speed. Just as Shock was about to “strike” her, Seedra’s vines quickly lashed out at Shock and wrapped around her tightly, constricting her of any movement.

Shock: W-What!? How did you…!? Impossible!

Seedra: HAAAAAAAAH!

Using her vines, Seedra lifted Shock into the air, and slammed her onto the ground, sending her sister crashing through the ground, making a crater in the process.

Charmy: Wow, Seedra! That was really, REALLY cool!

Seedra: Thank you, Charmy.

Shock: Ugggggh…

Storm: Are you sure you don’t need my help?

Shock: I’m…positive. I’m only getting warmed up! *Quickly bursts out of the hole in a flash of lightning* Alright, no more games! It’s time to get serious!

Knuckles: That’s fine with us!

Vector: Should we try rushin’ ‘er altogether at once?

Espio: It’s worth a try.

Knuckles: Alright, then let’s do it!

Just as they were running towards Shock and getting ready to attack her, she quickly absorbed one of the lightning bolts from the thunderstorm that was already occurring, and began powering up.

Shock: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s see how you fare against… THIS! *Morphs into a lightning bolt, and crashes into everybody*

Everyone: UHHHHH! *They fall over*

*That continues for a while*

Knuckles: Ugggh… Is it me, or has she gotten faster?

Seedra: Yeah, I’ll say… I couldn’t catch her with my vines this time!

Shock: You guessed it! Whenever I absorb lightning bolts, whether it’s from the sky, electrical wires, or whatever else, my speed and power increases tenfold! Basically, what I’m trying to tell you is that anything else you try will be completely useless, so you might as well quit while you’re ahead.

Vector: No way! We ain’t ready to give up just yet!

Mighty: Exactly, I know we still have a chance to win!

Shock: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, quit deluding yourselves! You’re outmatched, and you know it! I think I’m going to go ahead and put another shock to your system! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Get it, a “SHOCK to your system”? Oh, where do I come up with stuff!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Everyone: …

Robotnik: Alright, Shock, that’s enough! Quit playing around, already, and finish the job! I haven’t got all day, you know!

Shock: Alright, alright. Keep your shirt on. It’ll definitely be over after this next attack, I’m sure of it. *Hovers into the air*

After hovering into the air, Shock started absorbing more electricity from the thunderstorm, and began powering up again. Unfortunately for her, it started to rain again while she was in the middle of it, which, of course, caused her to shortcircuit.

Shock: W-WHAT!? This…this can’t be! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! *Bzzzzzzt!* *Falls down and hits the ground hard*

Vector: Ouch… Now ‘dat’s GOTTA hurt!

Tikal: I sure do feel sorry for her…

Storm: *Runs over to Shock* Are you okay, Shock? *Shakes her*

Seedra: She isn’t…dead, is she?

Storm: *Feels her pulse* She’s still alive; she’s just unconscious, that’s all.

Robotnik: Hmph, so what if you won this time around? You just happened to get lucky, that’s all. The next time we meet, we shall be victorious!

Storm: I was going to fight you guys myself after Shock lost, but I guess that’s going to have to wait. However, though, here’s a little going away present! *Her eyes glow purple*

Charmy: Huh? What’s she doing?

Vector: Uh oh! This can’t be good! Brace yaselves, everyone!

Just as Storm’s eyes began to glow, even stronger gusts of wind began to blow. Knuckles and company were able to stand their ground and withstand them for a short while, but eventually, the winds got even stronger, and they ended up getting caught in a tornado.

Everyone: AAAAAAHHH!!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, yes! Now, go ahead and finish them off!

Obeying her master’s command, Storm controlled the tornado by making it throw everyone in different directions, knocking them over the horizon in the process. After that was done, Storm made the rest of the winds stop.

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Excellent job, Storm! You’ve truly outdone yourself by getting rid of those Chaotix fools as easily as you did! I always had confidence in you, but even I didn’t think you’d pull it off THIS easily!

Storm: Thank you, Doctor. So, I guess this means you’re free to take over the world now?

Robotnik: Well, almost, but not quite. There are still a few other nuisances that need to be taken care of, but we’ll burn that bridge when the time comes, I guess! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA… *Ahem* Anyway, let’s return to the base. *Flies off in his Egg –O- Matic*

Storm: *Carries Shock over her shoulder and follows*

Oh, no! The unthinkable has happened! Despite the fact that they were able to triumph over Shock, they were easily brushed aside by Storm and her powerful wind techniques! Could this truly be the end of our heroes? Has Robotnik truly won? Will he truly succeed with his plans to conquer the world and build the Robotnik Empire? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Mar 30 2011, 12:19 AM
Part 6

Previously, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, Tikal, and Seedra pursued Dr. Robotnik at Windy Valley in hopes of stopping him from releasing the Thunder and Wind Goddesses, EG-003 and EG-004. Unfortunately for them, they were once again unable to stop him. After Robotnik brought them to life, he named them Shock, the Goddess of Lightning and Storm, the Goddess of Wind. Knuckles and company engaged Shock in combat. It was a long, tough battle, but just when Shock was starting to gain the upper hand, it began raining once again; and to due to her weakness to water, Shock ended up losing and was unable to battle any further. Storm then took her place, and easily dismissed the Chaotix team with strong gusts of wind, blowing them all over the horizon in the process. Robotnik then congratulated his new creation for defeating his enemies, and returned to his base to begin putting the rest of his plan into action. Could this truly be it? Could Knuckles and the Chaotix truly have met their end at the hands of the powerful Wind Goddess? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

This part of the story begins at the city of Station Square. Meanwhile, just as Knuckles and company’s battle against Shock was taking place, Robotnik’s first EG experiment, EG-001, or Squash, the Goddess of Stone as she’s now called, began putting her own world domination plans into effect. The first step of her plan involved seizing control of Station Square, so she and her Pyrock army began attacking the city, with many buildings crumbling, and tons of people running off, screaming in terror. Additionally, quite a few G.U.N. soldiers attempted to stop her, using their mech robots and fighter planes, but they were getting destroyed and taken down, one by one.


Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Pathetic humans! They’re making this all too easy! Conquering this world is going to be even easier than I thought! There’s no one on this entire planet that’s capable of stopping me! Not even those Chaotix weaklings! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Oh, how I’d just LOVE to see the look on Ivo’s face once he’s seen the work I’ve done in renovating this place! The very city that HE was most likely aiming to conquer! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH!

???: Chaos… SPEAR!

At the sound of those words, an explosion occurred, which wiped out each and every one of the Pyrocks in its path, making broken pieces of rubble fly everywhere.

Squash: NOOOOO! My…my Pyrocks! My precious, precious Pyrocks! Alright, who did this!? Show yourself!

Shadow: *Drops down in front of her*

Squash: Who are you!?

Shadow: I am Shadow, Shadow the Hedgehog, the Ultimate Lifeform. You must be one of the doctor’s EG experiments. EG-001, I presume?

Squash: My codename…how did you know it?

Shadow: I’ve known about you and your sisters long before you were ever created, but that’s not the point. I’m here to put a stop to you and your rampage.

Squash: …

Oh, I get it. You must be one of Ivo’s allies. I should have known that weak, bald-headed buffoon wouldn’t dare to fight me himself. Anyway, you obviously have NO idea what you’re up against. Or perhaps I’m mistaken, and you just happen to have a death wish? Let me spell it out for you: I am an invincible, all-powerful Goddess, which means that I cannot be beaten. A weakling like you wouldn’t stand a chance against me, so you’d best turn back now.

Shadow: Awfully arrogant, aren’t we?

Squash: This is your last chance. Leave now, or die. It’s your call.

Shadow: I think I’ll stay. Your words don’t intimidate us one bit.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Oh, well! Then so be it! After all, it’s YOUR funeral, not mine! Let’s see how well you’ll handle THESE guys?
Squash then took the Stone Element Gem off of her tiara, placed it into the ground, and created more minions. However, rather than Pyrocks this time around, they were small, rock-themed crocodiles with stone teeth.

Shadow: What the…!?

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! *Places the gem back in her tiara* Meet… the “Rockadiles”, the newest addition to my army. As with the Pyrocks, they’re not quite as powerful as I am, but they should be more than enough to deal with you. Rockadiles, attack!

The Rockadiles quickly jumped towards Shadow, trying to sink their teeth into him, but he dodged and Homing Attacked every single one of them, breaking them into pieces as he’s done to the Pyrocks.

Squash: WHAT!? NOOOO! I don’t BELIEVE this! How is it that you’ve beaten both the Rockadiles AND the Pyrocks so easily!? This makes no sense!

Shadow: There’s a reason WHY I’m called the “Ultimate Lifeform”, you know. Now, you’re next, EG-001.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! You poor, poor simpleton… You don’t have a single clue, do you? Surely, you don’t think I’ll be as easy to defeat as my minions? AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Don’t make me laugh! Like I said before, I’m far superior to them in every way! Take the powers of both the Pyrocks and Rockadiles, and multiply it by at least nine thousand. If you still want to challenge me, then fine. I promise you, though; this fight will be your last!

Shadow: We’ll see about that.

Squash: HAAAAAAH! *Punches through the ground and creates a shockwave*

Shadow: *Leaps into the air*

While Shadow was in the air, Squash used her powers to make a sharp stone pillar rise from the ground, and used a telekinetic force to launch it at him. However, Shadow quickly dodged it, dive towards Squash, and spun right into her with the Homing Attack, knocking the Goddess over.

Squash: Uhhhhhhh! *Falls backwards*

Shadow: Hmph.

Squash: *Stands up again, and makes a bunch of rubble and debris float into the air* Try THIS on for size! *Launches them at Shadow*

Shadow: *Starts dodging them*

While he was busy trying to evade the debris that was thrown at him he was temporarily off guard, so Squash took that as her opportunity to get close enough to Shadow to successfully land a punch, sending him flying through the wall, burying him under rubble in the process.

Shadow: UHHHHHH!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Well, so much for him! He was hardly a challenge at all! “Ultimate Lifeform”…don’t make me laugh! Although, I WILL admit, he was kinda cu-

???: BEHOLD, THE ULTIMATE POWER!

Squash: Huh!? Who’s there!? Don’t tell me he’s still alive!

Shadow quickly burst from the pile of rubble, with a glowing red aura around him.

Squash: What!? This can’t be! You should have at least been knocked unconscious, or something!

Shadow: Perhaps this will teach you not to underestimate your opponents! Chaos… BLAST!!! *Blasts her*

Squash: AAAAAAAAHHHH!

After getting struck with the Chaos Blast, Squash was sent flying backwards, and crashed into the wall behind her. Rather than going through it, however, she ended up getting broken into pieces, like a rock.

Shadow: Hmph. I guess EG-001 wasn’t the “all-powerful Goddess” she claimed to be. What a waste of my ti-

Before Shadow could finish his sentence, the Stone Element Gem floated into the air, and started to glow. As it was glowing, broken pieces of rubble started forming together, and Squash was restored back to her original state.

Shadow: What the…!?

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Now look who’s underestimating who?

Shadow: How did you do that!?

Squash: Isn’t it obvious? I am Squash, the Goddess of Stone, which, of course, means that I have the power to manipulate any rock-hard substance around me. Also, the Stone Element Gem has the ability to repair any and all kinds of damage that are done to me. As long as it’s still intact, as well as there being stone in the surrounding area, then I’m able to regenerate myself. Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

Shadow: I guess that explains it. Now, are you ready to continue?

Squash: Sure. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Shadow: *Skates towards Squash*

*They try to punch one another and the bracelets on their wrists clash*

Squash: HAAAAAAAH! *Throws several punches at Shadow*

Shadow: *Dodges them, ducks under the last, gets behind Squash, and kicks her in the back of the head (as he did to Silver in Next-Gen Sonic/Sonic 2006)*

Squash: Uhhhhh! *Falls over*

Shadow: Your punches… They have a lot of power behind them, but you’re definitely lacking in the speed department.

Squash: Oh, so you want speed, do you? Well, try THIS on for size! *Rolls herself into a boulder, and rolls toward Shadow at high speed*

Shadow: *Holds his hands in front of him and tries pushing her away, getting backed into a wall in the process*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Is THAT fast enough for you?

Shadow: Chaos… BOOST! *Starts to glow red, and gets an extra boost of strength*

Squash: Huh!? What’s going on!?

Shadow: HUUUUUHHHHHH! *Shoves her away, causing her to roll backwards*

Squash: H-How did you…!? AAAAAAHH! *Crashes into the wall*

Shadow: Hmph. *Turns black again*

Squash Ugggh… *Unrolls and stands up again* Now, for my next trick! I’m sure you’ll LOVE this one! It’s...to die for! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! *The gem in her tiara begins to flash*

*Suddenly, the ground begins to shake*

Shadow: WHOA! *Quickly moves out of the way as a large stone hand comes from underneath the ground*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Now, Shadow, I’m going to squash you like a bug on the kitchen floor! HAAAAAAH!

The giant stone hand that Squash summoned was motion-controlled, meaning that whatever Squash did with her own hands, the rock hand would imitate that action. Using this power, Squash made the stone hand ball into a fist, and while it was clenched, she used it to try pounding Shadow, but he dodged it. As Shadow dodged the fist, he started skating towards Squash to attack her, but she quickly used the hand to grab Shadow, and toss him into a wall.

Shadow: Uhhhhhh!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Now, what do you say we double the fun? *Summons a second one*

Shadow: Ugh, that’s JUST what I need…

Using both hands, Squash continuously made them pound the ground, in an effort to flatten Shadow. He once again started dodging them, and blast the left hand with a Chaos Spear, followed by a Homing Attack. Just as the right hand was moving toward him at high speed, with its fist balled, Shadow dodged it, causing it to accidently punch the other one, breaking it into pieces.

Shadow: *Starts glowing red again* Chaos… BLAST!!! *Destroys the other one*

Squash: WHAT!? This can’t be!

Shadow: Now, you’re next!

Squash: Fine. What do you say we finish this battle the old fashioned way? No more powers; just regular hand-to-hand combat.

Shadow: That’s fine with me.

Squash: Alright, then come and get it!

*They dash towards one another and start fighting*

Squash: *Punches Shadow in the stomach, knocking the wind out of him*

Shadow: Uhhhhhhh! *Regains his composure, and does the same thing to her*

Squash: Uhhhhhh! *Throws another punch*

Shadow: *Ducks under it and tackles Squash*

*They start rolling across the ground, fighting, with a huge smoke cloud over them (like in cartoons)*

Shadow: *Pins Squash to the ground*

Squash: Oooooof!



*Giggles and talks in a flirty voice* And all this time, I thought you hated me…

Shadow: *Quickly gets off of her and backs away*

Squash: *Gets back up* AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! I knew that would work! Now, I’d say it’s about time we’ve wrapped this up, don’t you agree? *The Stone Gem starts flashing*

Shadow: Gladly.

While the Stone Gem was flashing, the broken pieces of rubble formed together. Unknown to Shadow, one of the stone hands that Squash summoned regenerated itself. Before anything else could be said or done, the hand quickly grabbed Shadow and started squeezing him.

Shadow: W-WHAT THE…!? UHHHHHHH!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! I’ve got you now, Shadow! There’s no escape!

Shadow: Ihhhh…! Wait a minute! Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t you say “no more powers”!?

Squash: Ah, yes… I did, didn’t I? Well, in case you haven’t figured it out, I’ve changed my mind. *Clenches her fist, causing the hand to squeeze him even further*

Shadow: UHHHHHHHHH!

Squash: This has been fun, but as the old saying goes, “All good things must come to an end”. AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! *Uses the debris around her to create a stone sword, and grabs it as it floats toward her* This is it, Shadow! Prepare to die!

Squash then leaped into the air, getting ready to slash Shadow with the sword. Before her sword could make contact with Shadow, it suddenly began to rain. As with some of her sisters, water happened to be Squash’s primary weakness, and as a result, she quickly collapsed to the ground, while in midair. Shadow, on the other hand, used the Chaos Boost technique to free himself from the stone hand’s grasp, and then destroyed it with a Chaos Spear.

Squash: Ghhh…! N-No… Not now! H-How could this be!? I was…mere SECONDS away from a victory!

Shadow: I don’t think so. As I’ve just demonstrated, I would have broken out before you had the chance to use that sword, even if hadn’t started raining.

Squash: Bah, whatever… I guess…this means you’ve won, and…I’ve lost. Go right ahead, Shadow…finish me off…

Shadow: …

That won’t be necessary. You’re already weakened enough as it is.

Squash: So…you’re letting me go?

Shadow: If that’s what you want to call it. When the rain clears, you’re welcome to challenge me to a rematch at any time, but you might want to work on your skills until then. *Skates away*

Squash: Work…on my skills, he says? AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Don’t…make me laugh! Does he have…ANY idea who I am!? I am… Squash, the Goddess of Stone! The…strongest, most powerful being on this planet!

*A bunch of G.U.N. vehicles arrive on the scene*

Squash: Ugh, not… these guys again. Why now!?

And so, Shadow and Squash’s battle finally came to a conclusion, with Shadow emerging victorious in the end. Despite the fact that he had a perfect opportunity to finish her off right then and there, he chose to spare her life. As soon as Shadow left, more G.U.N. soldiers arrived on the scene to capture Squash, because of all the chaos and destruction she had caused. Due to the rain, she was powerless to resist, and as a result, she was taken away.

Elsewhere, Knuckles, the Chaotix, Tikal, and Seedra have managed to recover from their defeat at the hands of the Wind Goddess Storm, and have met up again at the Mystic Ruins.


Vector: A’ight, cool, so everyone’s here.

Knuckles: Yeah. Ugh, I still can’t believe we were defeated THAT easily, though…

Vector: Neitha can I, but no one coulda seen ‘DAT comin’! ‘Dose winds were blowin’ like CRAZY! For a second ‘dere, I didn’t think we was gonna be able to survive ‘dat!

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee able”. Get it? *Snickers*

Seedra: Hmm hmm hmm! Nice one!

Everyone: …

Espio: *Sweatdrops* So, umm… Anyway, Knuckles, do you still have that emerald detector with you?

Knuckles: Let me check… *Lifts up his cowboy hat and reaches for it* …!

Mighty: Huh? What’s the matter?

Knuckles: The…the detector! It’s gone!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Wechnia: Curses! It must have gotten blown away during the wind storm!

Vector: Wherevah it is, we’d beddah find it, ‘n’ FAST!

Tikal: I couldn’t agree more. I’d hate to know what would happen if it were to get broken or fall into the wrong hands…

Although the Chaotix team has banded together again after the Windy Valley incident, the emerald detector that Tails has lent to Knuckles has gone missing! Apparently, it was blown away during the wind storm. Where could it be, exactly? Also, what will become of Squash, who was captured by the G.U.N. military? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 03 2011, 01:04 AM
Part 7

Last time, on Elements of Power, Dr. Robotnik’s rebellious creation, Squash, the Goddess of Stone, began putting her plans for world conquest in action by attacking the city of Station Square to seize control of it. The G.U.N. military fought against Squash and her minions, but were defeated with ease. Just as the Stone Goddess thought she won, Shadow the Hedgehog stepped in, and destroyed her minions. After that, he engaged Squash in an epic showdown, and eventually emerged victorious, partially because of the rainy weather. Shortly after her defeat, Squash was captured and taken away by the G.U.N. military.

Elsewhere, Knuckles and company met up again at the Mystic Ruins, after being blown away during their battle against Storm, the Goddess of Wind. Just as Knuckles was getting ready to use the emerald detector that Tails lent to him, he quickly realized that it was missing. Wechnia theorizes that it may have been blown away while they were all caught in the tornado, but can that really be the case? Or has something else happened to it? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

In the Mystic Ruins…


Charmy: So, where do you think it could be?


Get it, “think it could bee”?

Seedra: HAHAHAHAHA!

*Everyone sweatdrops*

???: *Giggles* Like I always say, I could just never get enough of those puns!

Charmy: Huh? *Looks around* Was that you, Splash? Where are you?

Splash: *Rises up from the pond* Here I am.

Vector: Ah, hey, Splash! How’re ya doin’?

Splash: I’m fine. And you guys?

Knuckles: Same…for the most part.

Splash: “For the most part”?

Espio: You know those “bio-weapons” that Shadow, Rouge, and Omega told us about? Well, Robotnik has already finished creating them, and they’ve all been released.

Mighty: Yeah, but we did manage to obtain one of the new Elemental Gems that he created, and brought one of them to our side.

Splash: Really, now?

Knuckles: Yeah, but we weren’t so lucky in obtaining the other three. Robotnik’s first “EG” experiment was released by Robotnik, but she ended up going out of his control and coming up with world domination plans of her own.

Splash: Seriously!? What about the other two? Did they go out of his control, as well?

Vector: Nope.

Splash: I see. *Looks toward Seedra* Wait a minute, are you one of Robotnik’s bio-weapons?

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

Splash: It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m your older sister, Splash, the Goddess of Water.

Seedra: It’s nice to meet you, too.

Espio: Now that you two have been acquainted, we’ve got some unfinished business to take care of. The emerald detector that Tails lent to Knuckles has gone missing after that…incident that took place at Windy Valley, and it’s most likely over there somewhere. We’re going to have to go back there to get it.

Charmy: You mean we have to go back THERE again!? No way! Those winds were really, REALLY strong! What if we end up getting caught in another tornado!?

Wechnia: That’s a risk we’re going to have to take, if we’re to track down Squash and stop her before her plans are set in motion.

Splash: “Squash”?

Tikal: That’s the name that was given to EG-001, the Stone Goddess.

Splash: Ah, I see.

Vector: A’ight, then what’re we waitin’ for? Let’s head ovah ta Windy Valley ‘n’ find ‘dat emerald detector!

Seedra: Right, but as soon as we get it, I say we make like a tree, and leave.



Get it, “like a tree, and leave”?

Charmy: Hee hee hee! You’re funny, Seedra!

Splash: I agree! *Giggles*

*Everyone anime falls*

Knuckles: Please…not now, you guys.

Splash: Alright, alright. Why don’t we go ahead and get going?

Vector: Works fa me!

*They leave*

Nack: *Comes from behind the bushes* Heh heh heh! Did ‘ja hear ‘dat, Bean?

Bean: What, you mean that lame excuse for a pun that the tree girl used?

Nack: No, ah’m talkin’ ‘bout ‘da part where ‘dey said somethin’ about droppin’ ‘da emerald detector ‘dey was usin’!

Bean: Oh, that. Yeah, I heard it, loud and clear.

Nack: Are ya thinkin’ what ah’m thinkin’?

Bean: I sure am. You mean we should steal it from them as soon as they find it, right?

Nack: Yep! You goddit!

Bean: Sounds good to me! Then, when we get ahold of that detector, we could use it to track down the Chaos Emeralds, sell them, and make some big bucks off of ‘em!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ah, yeah! Once again, you ‘r’ DEFINITELY speakin’ my language! ‘Dis time around, there ain’t nutin’ ‘dose Chaotix chumps’re gonna do ta stop us from becomin’ filthy, stinkin’ rich! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bean: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, that’s for sure! This time, they’ll know the TRUE meaning of the words “Dynamite Power”!

Nack: A’ight, ‘den whadda we waitin’ for? Let’s start goin’ aftah ‘em!

With all nine heroes banded together, they decided to return to Windy Valley in search of the missing emerald detector, while unknowingly being followed by Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite. Unlike last time, however, the winds weren’t nearly as strong, so they were able to press onward with ease.

Charmy: Wow, the weather sure has gotten a lot better since earlier, hasn’t it?

Vector: Definitely.

Wechnia: Perhaps Storm had something to do with it while she was still here? After all, she does have control over the wind element.

Knuckles: Most likely. This is pretty convenient for us, actually. Now that the tornadoes have stopped, searching for that emerald detector should be a lot easier.

Mighty: What do you say we split up?

Vector: Into groups o’ two again, you mean? I don’t think that’ll work out ‘dis time around, since there’s nine’ve us.

Mighty: Good point. It looks like we’ll have to split into groups of three, then.

Charmy: Hee hee hee. I guess this means you don’t get to be alone with Tikal now, huh? *Snickers*

Mighty: *Blushes* Oh, VERY funny!

Tikal: *Same* Even if that were the case, we’d be searching for the detector, like everyone else!

Charmy: Suuuuurrreee!

Vector: Sheesh. Give it a rest, would ‘ja, Charmy? Really, they could just as easily say somethin’ about your crush on-

Splash: Marine? It’s her, isn’t it? Aww, that’s so cute!

Charmy: NO WAY! I don’t know WHAT he’s talking about!

Nack: Oh, fa cryin’ out loud! WILL ‘DEY JUST LOOK FOR DA DANG DETECTOR ALREADY!?

Seedra: Huh? What was that? *Looks*

Nack: *Hides behind the corner*

Bean: *Same*

Seedra: Did anyone else hear that, or am I beginning to go crazy?

Wechnia: You’re not alone. I heard something, too.

Espio: So did I. I get the strangest feeling that we’re being followed…

Knuckles: Okay! Whoever’s there, go ahead and yourself!

*No answer*

Tikal: Hmm…no response. Maybe it was just the wind, or something.

Splash: So, should we go with Mighty’s suggestion to split into groups of three?

Vector: Sure, why not?

*They decide the groups*

Knuckles: Alright, then it’s settled. Seedra, Wechnia, and I will go this way in search of the detector. *Points*

Vector: A’ight, cool. Espio, Charmy, and I will take ‘dis path. *Points*

Mighty: Tikal, Splash, and I will go this way. *Points*

Knuckles: Okay, let’s get moving.

*They leave*

Bean: Smooth move, Nack. You almost blew our cover…AGAIN.

Nack: Ah, shaddap, will ya? ‘De important thing is ‘dat ‘dey didn’t, a’ight?

Bean: But still, though…  I thought you would’ve learned not to do that again, after our cover almost got blown last month, when we followed them over to the Ice Cap Zone. Shouldn’t that have been common sense?

Nack: Yeah, yeah, I geddit. Anyway, all we need to do now is play da waitin’ game…

Half an hour later…

Charmy: WE FOUND IT!

*The other two groups rush over there*

Knuckles: Good, mission complete!

Vector: A’ight, now we could get outta this place!

Just as the nine heroes turned back, and were on their way out of Windy Valley, Nack and Bean headed them off and blocked their path, carrying bombs and a fully-loaded pistol.

Knuckles: Nack!? Bean!? What are YOU two doing here!?

Nack: Hiya, chumps! We’ve been waitin’ for ya!

Seedra: You’ve been waiting for us, you say?



Wait a minute! It was you, wasn’t it? You’re the ones I heard back there!

Bean: Umm, I believe you mean “one”. Unlike him, I didn’t make a sound.

Seedra: Who are you two, anyway?

Bean: I’m Bean the Dynamite, Master of Explosives!

Nack: Da name’s Nack, Nack the Weasel, A.K.A. Fang the Sniper, da greatest treasah huntah in the woild!

Knuckles: I think Rouge and I have you outclassed in that department.

Nack: Oh, please! ‘Dat skank ain’t got nutin’ on me! ‘N’ neitha do you!

Charmy: Yeah, you WOULD be the one to say that, Knuckles. *Snickers*

Knuckles: What are you trying to imply?

Charmy: Hee hee hee! Ohhhh, you know! Remember when you two were alone at the beach that one time? *Snickers again*

Knuckles: …If I find out that you still have that photo, you’re as good as dead! You hear me!?

Charmy: Oh, and what photo would THAT be, hmmmmm? The one where you two were kissing? *Snickers again*

Knuckles: Why, you little…!

Splash: Guys, can we concentrate on the task at hand here, please?

Knuckles: Alright, fine. Now, where were we? Ah, yes. What do you two want, anyway?

Bean: To be blunt, we’re here for the detector.

Nack: Yeah, so hand it ovah or ah’mma hafta bussa cap in ya! Goddit? *Clicks the gun*

Splash: Forget it!

Bean: Alright, if that’s the way you want it. *Lights the bomb’s fuse* DYNAMITE POWER! *Tosses it*

Vector: LOOK OUT!

Upon making contact with the ground, the bomb exploded and clouded everyone’s vision with smoke. Nack and Bean took advantage of the situation by snatching the emerald detector from them and running off with it.

Charmy: HEY!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks fa ‘da radar, chumps! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bean: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*They run off*

Splash: YOU GET BACK HERE, YOU THIEVES!

Then, Knuckles and company quickly ran after the two thieves in an effort to get the detector back. As the chase went on, Nack and Bean fired bullets and chucked bombs at the heroes to slow them down. This continued for quite some time, until the nine heroes ended up falling through a cleverly disguised trench in the ground.

Everyone: AAAAAHHH!

*They land hard on the ground*

Knuckles: W-What the…!?

Nack: HAHAHAHAHA! Howda ya like ‘DAT? While you guys was lookin’ all ovah ‘da place for ‘da radar, Bean ‘n’ I decided ta dig ‘dis trench ta lure you guys into a trap, and needless ta say at ‘dis point, it woiked!

Splash: Why, you…! You won’t get away with this!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ‘Dat’s where ya wrong, toots, ‘cause we already have! Now, I say it’s ‘bout time for us ta bus’ outta ‘dis joint! Thanks for ‘da radar, chumps! C’mon, Bean, let’s get outta here ‘n’ make a break for ‘da Marvelous Queen, back at ‘da Mystic Ruins!

Bean: Okay. Later, losers! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*They run off*

Vector: Heh heh heh! Morons! They sure didn’t think ‘dis plan through, did they? If so, ‘den they must not’ve known ‘dat we know how ta fly, climb, and wall-kick our way outta tight spots like this!

Charmy: Alright, then let’s do it!

Shortly afterwards, the nine heroes found their way out of the trench, using the aforementioned abilities. Knuckles, Vector, and Tikal climbed out of the hole, Mighty and Wechnia used wall-kicks, Charmy and Splash flew out of the hole, Seedra used her vines to climb out, and Espio clinged to wall with his feet and ran out of it (like in Knuckles’ Chaotix, the 32X game).

Splash: Alright, now that we’re all out, let’s see what we could do to catch up to those two scheming lowlifes!

Knuckles: Okay. They couldn’t have gotten too far, so we should still have a chance to catch up to them, before they get to their jetbike!

Wechnia: Right.

After finding their way out of the hole, Knuckles and company continued pursuing Nack and Bean in an effort to reclaim the stolen emerald detector. Just as they were exiting Windy Valley and reentering the Mystic Ruins, they ended up catching up to the two crooks as they were about to board the Marvelous Queen and take off.

Bean: WHAT THE…!? How’d you guys catch up to us so fast!?

Nack: Beddah yet, how’d ‘ja get outta ‘da hole!?

Knuckles: Nevermind that! Hand over the detector!

Nack: Ya too late, Knucklehead! We’d love ta stay ‘n’ chat wit’ ‘cha, but we ain’t got ‘da time! We’ve got big bucks ta make!

Just as the two of them were getting ready to run towards the Marvelous Queen, a shuriken was suddenly thrown in front of them, causing them to stop.

Bean: Huh? Where’d THAT come from?

Charmy: Did you do that, Espio?

Espio: No, it wasn’t me...

Just then, a yellow, female cat with black hair, a red and black dress, and boots dropped down in front of Nack and Bean.

Espio: It’s…her!

???: Espio, Knuckles, it’s been a while. It looks like you guys could use some help.

Knuckles: Hey, I remember you! You’re that-

Nack: Look, sistah! I dunno where ya came from, but ‘cha beddah get outta ‘da way, before I hafta bussa cap in ya!

???: Just you go ahead and try it!

Suddenly, out of the clear blue sky, a stranger who claims to know Knuckles and Espio has shown up to lend them a hand in getting the emerald detector back from Nack and Bean. Who is she, exactly? And where do they know her from? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 08 2011, 09:56 PM
Part 8

Last time, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes decided to head back to Windy Valley in search of the missing emerald detector. Little did they know, however, that they were being followed by Nack the Weasel and Bean the Dynamite, who were bent on stealing the radar as soon as they got ahold of it. When the time came, they did just that. Knuckles and company chased after the two thieves, only to get themselves caught in a trap. While they were stuck underground, Nack and Bean took that as their opportunity to escape.
 
Although Knuckles and the others were able to escape, they were still ways behind. Sure, they did manage to catch up to Nack and Bean, but the two of them were on the verge of escaping once again. Just as they were about make their getaway on Nack’s jet bike, the “Marvelous Queen”, a mysterious stranger, who claims to know Knuckles and Espio, blocked the thieves’ path and prevented them from escaping. Who is she, exactly, and where do Knuckles and Espio know her from? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Bean: You…you look familiar. I can’t put my finger on it, but I’ve DEFINITELY seen you somewhere before. What about you, Nack?

Nack: …

Nah, it ain’t ringin’ a bell wit’ me.

???: I’m Honey the Cat. You know, from the fighting tournament we held a while back?

Nack: Ah, yeah… NOW I remembuh!

Bean: I guess that explains it.

Honey: Why don’t you two just kindly hand over the detector that you’ve taken from them?

Nack: ‘Ey! Back off, toots! ‘Dis ain’t none o’ ya business, y’hear!? *Takes out his gun and points it at her* I’ve seddit before, ‘n’ I’ll say it again: You eitha get outta da way, or I’ll bussa cap ‘n’ ya! *Clicks the gun*

Honey: Go right ahead then. Feel free to “bust that cap”.

Nack: A’ight, you asked for it, sistah!

Just as he was pulling the trigger, Honey abruptly threw another shuriken and got it clogged into the gun’s hole, causing it backfire and explode in Nack’s face.

Nack: AH, CRAAAAAAAAP!!! *Gets blown backwards*

Charmy: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*Everyone else laughs at him, too*

Nack: AH, SHADDAP! Bean, gimme a hand here, would ‘ja?

Bean: Alright, cat girl! It’s time you’ve learned the TRUE meaning of the words “Dynamite Power”! *Tosses a bomb at her*

Honey: *Dodges*

Bean: *Tosses tons of others*

As Bean tossed bombs at Honey, she continued dodging until she got close enough to land a punch, causing him to fall over.

Bean: Ooooof!

Nack: *Reaches into his belt, takes out a knife, and starts sneaking up on Honey*

Honey: Heh heh heh! Too easy! A little TOO easy if you ask me! *Takes back the detector and hands it to Espio*

Espio: T-Thank you.

Honey: Don’t mention it.

Splash: Umm, Honey, was it? I think you should take a look behi-

Before Splash had the chance to finish her sentence, Nack quickly grabbed her from behind, holding the knife right up to her neck.

Honey: H-Hey! What’re you doing!? Let go of me! *Jerks away*

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHA! NOW look who’s back in control, chumps!

Knuckles: Why, you…!

Nack: Hand ovah ‘da radar, ‘r da cat goil gets it!

Espio: You coward!

Nack: Call it whatcha want, but I do whatevah it takes ta get da job done! Again, ya could eitha hand it ovah, or I’ll slice ‘er freakin’ head off!

Bean: Trust me, he’ll do it. So you better do what he says.

Knuckles: What do you even want the thing for, anyway!? Did you happen ta make anotha deal with Robotnik, or what!?

Vector: Sheesh, did ‘ja forget what happened ‘da LAST couple o’ times you did that? Freakin’ morons.

Nack: Ah, shaddap! You dunno whatcha talkin’ about! We ain’t got nothin’ ta do wit’ ‘im!

Bean: Exactly! Didn’t we already tell you before, that we weren’t affiliated with him in any way? We’re doing this for ourselves. We’re gonna use that radar to track down the Chaos Emeralds, sell them for a price, and make TONS of cash!

Nack: HAHAHAHA! Yep, ‘dat’s right! ‘Dis time aroun’, we’re gonna be filthy, stinkin’ RICH!

Splash: Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t you already steal tons of money from Robotnik last month!? How greedy can you two possibly get!?

Nack: …

Foist of all, we didn’t “steal” it; we got what was owed ta us. ‘N’ numbah two, yeah, we’ve gotta buncha cash, but so what? ‘Dat don’t mean we can’t get more! Now enough o’ ‘dis chit-chat! Hand ovah ‘da radar, or ah’mma slice ‘er head off! Ya’ve got ‘til ‘da count o’ ten! One…two…three….

Honey: Ihhhh…!

Espio: Don’t worry, Honey, we’ll save you! Just sit tight!

Nack: Four…five…six…

Charmy: What’re we gonna do, you guys!?

Wechnia: Hmm…

Nack: …Seven…

Vector: Ah, crud! We’ve gotta think of somethin’, ‘n’ FAST!

Mighty: Can’t we hand over the radar for the time being? We could always get it back from them, you know.

Espio: …

Perhaps you’re right, Mighty. After all, the last thing I want is for Honey to get herself killed. I don’t think I’d be able to live with myself if that were to happen…

Charmy: Hee hee hee, do you like her, or something? *Snickers*

Espio: N-No! Of course not!

Vector: Charmy, don’t even start! This ain’t the time for that!

Nack: Eight! Nine! Te-

Espio: Wait!

Nack: Hmm? So, you’re gonna give it to us?

Espio: Yes, you can have it. Just let her go.

Nack: HAHAHAHAHA! I’m glad ta see ‘dat ya’ve finally come ta your senses! Now, just hand it ta Bean, nice ‘n’ slowly.

Espio: Fine. *Talks toward Bean*

Honey: Wait! That won’t be necessary!

Espio: Huh?

Knuckles: What do you mean?

Just then, Honey tilted her head back, and did a backwards headbutt, making Nack drop his knife and hold his face, losing his grip on Honey in the process.

Nack: UGH! Why, ya dirty, stinkin’ li’l…!

Knuckles: Nice one! Now, let’s teach these two a lesson they’ll never forget!

Vector: Ya mean we’re gonna jump ‘em, right?

Knuckles: Yeah, that’ll work.

Nack: Go right ahead ‘n’ try it! I’ll bussa cap in every one o’ yas! *Aims his gun*

Bean: *Lights the bomb’s fuse*

Just as Nack and Bean were getting ready to strike, Seedra quickly extended vines from her back, and knocked the weapons out of their hands. Shortly afterwards, everyone stampeded towards the two crooks and started ganging up on them.

*A smoke cloud appears around them during the beating*


Bean: UHHHHHHHHH!!!

Nack: OW, OW, OW! AH, CRAAAAAAAAAP!!!

*They leave them on the ground, beaten up*

Tikal: Hmph! It serves you right!

Nack: Uggggh… ‘Dis…ain’t ovah, y’hear!?

Bean: Ugggh, yeah… You won’t be so lucky next time!

Nack: ‘Dat’s right! ‘Da next time we meet, ya beddah say ya prayahs, ‘cause ah’mma pump ya guts full o’ lead!

*They get on the Marvelous Queen and take off*

Honey: *Tosses something at it as they’re leaving*

Mighty: What was that?

Honey: Oh, you’ll see…in just a few more seconds.

Suddenly, an explosion occurred from far away, which destroyed the Marvelous Queen and sent Nack and Bean flying over the horizon.

Bean: AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

Nack: YOU HAVEN’T SEEN ‘DA LAST’VE US!!!

Charmy: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

*Others laugh at him, too*

Vector: HAHAHAHA! Oh, man! Now ‘DAT was priceless!

???: Yeah, I agree!

*They look in that direction*

Seedra: …! (It’s…him again…) *Hearts appear in her eyes*

Knuckles: Hey, Sonic. How long have you been there?

Sonic: I just got here a little while ago. I was gonna step in to lend you guys a hand, but it looked like you already had things under control. Nice job. I like the way you handled those two.

Honey: Thanks.

Sonic: No problem. *Looks toward Seedra*

Seedra: *Looks away*

Sonic: …? (Wow, what’s with her?) So, umm… Anyway, I’m about to go grab some chili dogs, so I’ll catch you later. It’s juice ‘n’ loose time! Up, over, and GONE! *Takes off*

Seedra: *Sighs with hearts floating around her head* He’s so…dreamy.



Oh, God… Did I just say that out loud?

Charmy: Yep! *Snickers*

Seedra: Y-You didn’t hear that! Really, you didn’t! If you did, then just, umm…COMPLETELY disregard it, okay? ^^;;

Charmy: Hee hee hee, sorry, but that’s WAY too funny to disregard! *Snickers again* Seedra likes Sonic, Seedra likes Sonic!

Seedra: *Blushes* H-Hey! Cut it out!

Charmy: Sonic and Seedra, sittin’ in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N-G-! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in a baby carriage! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Seedra: *Blushes even more* I SAID CUT THAT OUT!

Splash: I don’t know what’s so funny about that. Personally, I think it’s cute.

Knuckles: Heh heh heh. Maybe so, but good luck fighting Amy for him, Seedra.

Vector: Yep! Her, along wit’ this otha girl named Tiara Boobowski.

Honey: “Boobowski”, you say? What a weird last name.

Charmy: Yeah, I know! It has the word “boob” in it! Now THAT’S funny!

Vector: Yeah, ‘DAT’S fa sure!

Honey: My point exactly. Also, thanks for taking the time to help me out after I screwed up during that battle with Fang.

Espio: No, we should be thanking you. If you hadn’t showed up, then he and Bean probably would have escaped.

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee thanking you”. Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles*

Elsewhere, at G.U.N. Headquarters, Squash, who got herself defeated and captured for her antics at Station Square, has escaped her imprisonment and was on the run, trying to find her way out. During her escape, she came across tons of G.U.N. sentry droids, destroying each and every one in her path.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! These humans, I swear! Do they truly think they could stop me with mere toys like that? What fools!

After destroying the robots, Squash continued running through the base, until came across a squadron of G.U.N. soldiers, which were all pointing fully loaded machine guns at her.

Squash: What the…!?

Soldier #1: EG-001, we have you surrounded! Surrender yourself now, or face the consequences!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Surrender, you say? Why should I surrender to a multitude of weaklings?

Soldier #1: Your arrogance has just sealed your fate! Ready, men!? FIRE!

The soldiers started rapidly firing their machine guns at Squash, but she blocked the projectiles with her ring bracelets. After that, she curled up into a boulder, rolled toward the soldiers, and rammed into them. After that, she continued running through the base, until she came across room that had “KEEP OUT” written in bold red letters.

Squash: “Keep out”? AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Oh, please! Do they honestly expect people to listen to that? *Uses her super strength to break the chains, and bursts into the room*

Upon entering the room, Squash found a strange, ancient-looking artifact that contained a dark, ooze-like substance, with a dark, fiery glow around it.

Squash: “Scepter of Darkness”, it says? Interesting. I don’t know what kind of powers this thing possesses, exactly, but considering the fact that those G.U.N. idiots went out of their way to keep it hidden, it must be very powerful. I think I’ll take it with me. This thing could certainly come in handy when I resume my plans for world conquest! AH-HA-AH-AH! Yes, very soon, this world is going to be mine, all mine! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! *Grabs the scepter* Well, looks like my work here is done. I think it’s time I’ve gotten out of this place.

As Squash was getting ready to exit the room, she accidentally tripped and fell, somehow triggering the Scepter of Darkness to release the dark ooze from within.

Squash: Huh!? What!? What’s this!? Ahhhhhh!

After the ooze came out of the scepter, a dark, shadowy mist appeared around it, forming into a certain Shadow look-alike with a light blue trim around his spikes.

Squash: GRRR! Shadow! It’s you! Are you seriously trying to start with me again!?

???: Ah, I see that you, too, have been wronged by Shadow…

Squash: …

Wait, what?

???: I am Mephiles, Mephiles the Dark. And you are?

Squash: I’m Squash, the Goddess of Stone, or “EG-001”, as I was codenamed. What were you saying before? Something about being “wronged by Shadow”, right?

Mephiles: Yes. Immediately after I was created eleven years ago, Shadow sealed me within that scepter! Because of him, I was trapped for ten years, and I’ve dreamt of nothing but seeking revenge upon him; nothing BUT the day where I’d give him a one-way ticket to oblivion! I did get released eventually, only to wind up back where I started, thanks to Shadow and several others.

Squash: Boy, do I know the feeling. Earlier today, I began putting my world domination plans in action, only for Shadow to stand in my way and ruin everything! Not only that, but because of him, I ended up getting captured by the military, and they were about to put me in a cryogenic rest chamber!

Mephiles: …

I see. It would appear as if the two of us have something in common. Both of us had plans that were foiled in some way, we both despise Shadow, and the list goes on and on. Why not come with me, Squash? Let us punish this foolish world of humanity… Once and for all, we can teach this world a lesson, and rewrite the future!

Squash: …

Sure. Why not?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Excellent! I’m glad to see we’re on the same page. Sooner or later, we shall see to it that Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, Blaze the Cat, and every one of our enemies suffer slow, painful deaths! HAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH!!!

Oh, no! Mephiles the Dark has escaped his imprisonment, and has been released into the world once again! As a result, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and all the others have more than just Dr. Robotnik and his remaining “EG” experiments to worry about. With Mephiles’ newfound alliance with Squash, do our heroes have what it takes to put a stop to his plans once again? Find out next time on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 12 2011, 09:18 PM
Part 9

On the last chapter of Elemental Chaos, Nack the Weasel and Bean the Dynamite were on the verge of escaping with Tails’ emerald detector, which they stole from Knuckles and the Chaotix. Just as they were about to make their getaway, they were confronted by Honey the Cat, an old acquaintance of Knuckles’ and Espio’s. She then engaged the two of them in combat, and started to have the upper hand. She won the first round, and returned the emerald detector to Knuckles and company, but as soon as she let her guard down, Nack grabbed her from behind and held a knife up to her throat, demanding the emerald detector. However, Honey managed to break free from the weasel’s grasp by headbutting him. After that, everyone ganged up Nack and Bean, leaving the two crooks tattered and beaten up. Shortly afterwards, the two of them swore revenge, saying that they’ll return. Just as they were retreating on the Marvelous Queen, Honey threw a time bomb on it, causing it to explode and send the criminals flying.

Elsewhere, at G.U.N. Headquarters, Squash, after being captured, was on the run, desperately trying to escape the military in order to prevent being put in a cryogenic rest chamber, and resume her plans for world conquest. She destroyed and defeated all guard robots and soldiers in her path, and eventually came across a forbidden room, which contained the Scepter of Darkness, which Mephiles the Dark was contained in. Although she was unfamiliar with the device, Squash figured that it would be useful, and decided to take it along with her, accidentally releasing Mephiles in the process. After the two introduced themselves, the two of them formed an alliance. Now that they’ve joined forces, do Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes have what it takes to stop the two supernatural beings? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Squash: By the way, Mephiles…  I have a couple of questions. Number one, why is it that you look so much like Shadow? Number two, exactly what do you mean by “rewrit[ing] the future”?

Mephiles: …

As you already know, my true form is that of a dark liquid. I have the ability to change shape; by sinking into someone’s Shadow, I can take on their form and turn myself into a near exact replica of that person. Allow me to demonstrate. *A dark mist appears around him, and he transforms into a black Knuckles look-alike*

Squash: Ah, I see! That’s an interesting technique you’ve got there!

Mephiles: I can also morph into “crystalline” versions of these forms. *Turns into a crystalline copy of Shadow, and then Knuckles*

Squash: Amazing…

Mephiles: That’s not the only power that I possess. I also have the ability to control time and space.

Squash: Seriously!?

Mephiles: Yes. Allow me to demonstrate to you what I meant by rewriting the future… *Powers up a blue energy ball at the palm of his hands*

After powering it up, the blue energy ball expanded and engulfed both Squash and Mephiles, causing them to warp from the area, somewhere into the future. When they got to their destination, they found themselves in a futuristic city, 200 years into the future. It was, in fact, a peaceful version of Silver, Blaze, Marine, and Dr. Nega’s time period, which was created as a result of them traveling back into the past to change history.

Squash: Where…are we? Is this…the future?

Mephiles: Yes. I have transported us two hundred years beyond our present timeline.

Squash: I see. Those time-travel powers of yours are pretty impressive. Hey, do you think you could transport us to another time period? Like, when I officially become the ruler of this world?

Mephiles: I wish that were possible.

Squash: What do you mean?

Mephiles: There’s something I’d like to show you, but first, take a good look around you… Do you see how peaceful it is in this time period? Well, allow me to show you an alternate version of it. *Powers up another ball of energy*

Once again, Mephiles created another warp hole and transported himself and Squash to another timeframe. This one, however, as an “alternate” reality; the ruined future that Silver and Blaze lived in; the very same one that was devastated by Iblis’ flames.

Squash: W-WHAT!? What is THIS!?

Mephiles: Oh, yes… Not only do I have the power to travel through time, but I can also travel to alternate realities. Basically, what I’m trying to tell you is that this is a ruined version of the peaceful time period that I showed you a little while ago.

Squash: How…did this happen, exactly!?

Mephiles: Perhaps it’s better to show you. *Snaps his finger and displays a hologram of an imprisoned Squash (just as Shadow was in Next-Gen Sonic/Sonic 2006*

Squash: …!

Mephiles: Yes, that’s you. When this world was devastated by flames, what do you think happened? A search for the guilty. Humanity wasn’t just jealous of your power…they feared it, and used this incident as an excuse to hunt you down.

Squash: I…I don’t believe this! How…can this be!?

Mephiles: It isn’t too late…you still have the power to prevent this future from happening, you know.

Squash: How!? What can I do to prevent this!? Tell me!

Mephiles: …

I will, but first, I’m going to return us to our own present timeline. *Powers up another ball of energy*

*He transports himself and Squash back to the present; this time on Angel Island*

Squash: Where are we now? This is the present, right, Mephiles?

Mephiles: Yes. Our current location is Angel Island.

Squash: Okay, cool. Now, you were going to tell me how I can change my future?

Mephiles: It’s quite simple, actually. The Chaos Emeralds…they are the key to changing your bleak future.

Squash: “Chaos Emeralds”? What are those?

Mephiles: The Chaos Emeralds are special jewels that possess unlimited power. There are seven of them in all, each with a different color. They have the ability to transform thoughts into power... When all seven of them are collected, they can perform miracles.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Sounds interesting! So, you’re saying that collecting these jewels will help change my future? Then, I’ll be able to rule this world without any trouble?

Mephiles: Yes. If you could find at least one Chaos Emerald and bring it here to me, I’ll give you the rest of the details.

Squash: Got it. Do you know where I could find one?

Mephiles: I’m not entirely sure of its exact location, but there’s bound to be at least one around this island somewhere.

Squash: Oh, now THAT’S helpful.

Mephiles: ...

Hmm, actually, now that I think about it, I do remember hearing about a secret shrine that’s located on this island, which is said to contain the emeralds. I believe it was called the “Hidden Palace Zone”. There is a passage at the Lava Reef Zone that will lead you right to it.

Squash: “Lava Reef”, huh? Would that, by any chance, be the same place as Red Mountain?

Mephiles: Yes, I believe so.

Squash: Alright, then I’m off! *Rolls into a boulder and dashes away*

Just then, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes, who were tracking Squash with Tails’ emerald detector, arrived on the scene and realized that she already left. They did, however, spot Mephiles in the process.

Knuckles: Hey, you there! Did you happen to see a rocky brown hedgehog who looks like-



Hey, wait a minute! You’re…you’re Mephiles!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, that’s right! We meet again, Knuckles the Echidna…

Charmy: Whoa, you’re right! That IS Mephiles! He looks kinda different this time!

Vector: Yeah, I’ll say! This time around, he looks like a demon version o’ you, Knuckles, rathah than Shadow ‘dis time around!

Seedra: So, who is this guy, exactly, and where do you know him from?

Honey: I was about to ask the same thing.

Espio: That’s Mephiles the Dark, a demented psychopath who’s bent on destroying this world. He’s one of the halves of the “Solaris Project” that was created eleven years ago, with the other being a fiery monster named Iblis. When the two of them merge into one being, they become “Solaris”, a creature that has the ability to consume time. We faced them in battle a year ago, and thought that we had beaten Solaris once and for all. That is, until last month, when Dr. Nega, Robotnik’s descendant from the future, revived them for his own evil purposes. As a result, we were forced to face Solaris once more, and defeated them again. That time around, we decided to have them sealed up. Mephiles was sealed within an ancient artifact called the “Scepter of Darkness”, while Iblis, on the other hand, has been sealed within the Fire Element Gem by Scorch.

Honey: Whoa…

Tikal: Remember the things we told you about how evil Dr. Robotnik was, Seedra? Well, Mephiles is far worse. Robotnik is a saint compared to this guy!

Mighty: That about sums it up.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Your words, they’re quite flattering!

Knuckles: I should’ve known you’d return! What are you up to THIS time, huh!?

Mephiles: Not that it’s any of your concern, but I’ve recently formed a new…partnership with someone who’s bound to make my plans succeed! Even now, as we speak, she’s on the hunt for a Chaos Emerald, and she’ll be delivering one to me very soon.

Splash: “She”? Would you happen to mean Squash, by any chance?

Mephiles: What? How did you know that?

Splash: Shortly before we got here, we detected the Stone Element Gem on radar.

Mephiles: I suppose that explains it.

Tikal: Your so-called “partnership” with Squash… I’ll bet you’re just simply using her to do your evil bidding!

Mighty: Yeah, I’ll bet he is. After all, this wouldn’t be the first time he’s done something like that.

Charmy: Hee hee, “wouldn’t b-“

*People glare at him*

Charmy: Shutting up now.

Wechnia: Good, because this isn’t the time for that.

Knuckles: Anyway, Mephiles, I’m not entirely sure what it is you’re up to right now, but whatever it is, we’re going to put a stop to it! Right here and now! *Fighting stance* Let’s go! Put ‘em up!

*Everyone else does the same*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, that’s fine by me, because I still owe much to you, Knuckles. Oh, yes… What you and your comrades have given to me, I now return to you… *Powers up a blue ball of energy at the palm of his hand* A ONE-WAY TICKET TO OBLIVION! *Tosses it at them and gets them caught in it*

Everyone: AAAAAAHHH!

After getting caught in Mephiles’ energy orb, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes ended up getting warped away from their present timeline.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That should take care of them for the time being! I should have transported them to the ruined “alternate” future that’s two hundred years ahead of this one, but oh, well. What’s done is done. For now, I’m going to focus on gathering those Chaos Emeralds. Sure, I already have Squash on the lookout for one of them, but if I’m to remerge with Iblis after he’s released, then I’m going to need all seven. When that time comes, Squash, the Goddess of Stone, you will no longer be of any use to me! HAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Before the heroes had the chance to act, they ended up getting themselves caught within one of Mephiles’ time warps! Where have they gotten themselves transported, exactly? Wherever they are, will they ever be able to find some way to return to their own time period to put a stop to Mephiles’, as well as Dr. Robotnik’s, evil plans once again? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 16 2011, 08:29 PM
Part 10

Previously, on Elemental Chaos, Mephiles the Dark was freed from his imprisonment in the Scepter of Darkness once again, this time, by the Stone Goddess, Squash. The two of them quickly got acquainted, and realized that they both have a hatred of Shadow the Hedgehog, which caused them to join forces. While displaying his ability to control time and space, Mephiles transported Squash 200 years into the future; the very same timeframe that Silver and Blaze lived in, which was devastated by Iblis’ flames. Mephiles then showed Squash a horrifying image, and explained to her that she was persecuted by humanity in the future. According to himself, they feared and were envious of their power, and as a result, they used that incident as an excuse to hunt Squash down and have her imprisoned.

Squash desperately wanted to know what she can do to change history and prevent this from happening, so Mephiles told her that she could do so by collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds. After informing her about the emeralds and the kind of powers they possess, Mephiles told Squash that if she’s to bring one to him, then he will tell her exactly what she can do to change her future. Shortly after Squash left, Knuckles and company, who were looking for her, ran into Mephiles. Knowing that he was up to no good, as usual, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were about to engage him in battle, but he abruptly dismissed the group of heroes by warping them away from their present timeline. Where have they been transported, exactly? Will they ever be able to get back to their own time period? Additionally, what twisted, evil plot does Mephiles have in store for Squash? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

Meanwhile, at G.U.N. Headquarters, Shadow the Hedgehog, along with Rouge the Bat and E-123 Omega, entered that room that the Scepter of Darkness was hidden, only to find it on the floor, broken as a result of Squash’s and Mephiles’ actions.


Shadow: Hmm, it’s just as I suspected… Mephiles has been freed once more, and I think I know exactly who’s behind it!

Omega: The Stone Goddess, EG-001, correct?

Shadow: Yes. After all, the scepter was safely secured in this room until she got here. Also, take a look at the broken chains. *Points* Of all the people who’ve been here recently, she’s the only one who has the strength the break them.

Rouge: Makes sense, I guess. But…why would she want to release Mephiles? Could this have been part of the world domination plans that she’s been babbling about?

Shadow: Possibly. Unfortunately, she just doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into by trusting Mephiles…

Rouge: That’s for sure. I’ll bet he’s definitely taking advantage of her.

Shadow: Most likely. Seeing how he did the exact same thing to Silver a while ago, I wouldn’t put it past him. *Walks over to the Scepter of Darkness and picks up its remains* Why don’t we stop by the doctor’s base? That way, we could get this repaired, and have Mephiles resealed.

Omega: Affirmative.

Shadow: *Takes out the green Chaos Emerald* Chaos Control!

*The three of them teleport away*

Meanwhile, at Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base…


Robotnik: …

Shock: Hey, what’s wrong, doc? You look as if you’re in deep thought about something.

Storm: Yes. Why not tell us what’s on your mind?

Robotnik: The Chaotix team… For some reason, they were always one step ahead of me…

Slush: What do you mean?

Robotnik: Somehow, they always seemed to have knowledge of my plans before I had the chance to put them into effect! It’s almost as if they heard everything about it, first-hand! This just doesn’t make any sense!

Slush: Your guess is as good as mine, Doctor. (Heh heh, as if I don’t know.) *Smirks*

Robotnik: Hmm? You know something, don’t you, Slush?

Slush: Huh!? W-What makes you say that, exactly…?

Robotnik: That look on your face definitely tells me that you know something about what’s been going on…

Slush: (Oh, crap… This isn’t good. I think he’s on to me…) I… I don’t know anything, Dr. Robotnik. Really, I don’t…

Robotnik: Is that so? You’ve been here at this base an awful lot, even while I’ve been away. Are you absolutely sure that you haven’t seen any suspicious activity?

Slush: “Suspicious activity”, you say? Like what?

Robotnik: I’m beginning to think that we may have a spy among us…

Slush: (Oh, yeah… He is DEFINITELY onto me. I’ve gotta hand it to him… The old doctor is a lot smarter than I gave him credit for… I guess he wasn’t kidding about his IQ.) A-A spy, you say…? N-No…at least not that I know of…

Robotnik: Are you sure? You seem awfully jumpy all of a sudden…

Slush: I’m…positive!

Storm: …

Huh? What’s this…flash of light?

Robotnik: *Looks* Someone’s using Chaos Control… I’ll bet that this is none other than Shadow.

*Shadow, Rouge, and Omega appear*

Robotnik: Just as I thought.

Slush: (Whew… Boy, am I glad to see them! I thought I was busted for a second, there!)

Robotnik: So, is there anything I could do for you three?

Shadow: As a matter of fact, there is. *Holds up the broken scepter*

Robotnik: W-WHAT THE…!? If that’s broken, then that could only mean…!

Rouge: You guessed it. Mephiles is back.

Slush: You’ve GOT to be kidding me! I mean, after all we went through last time!? Who in their right mind would want to release this psycho!? It was Dr. Nega, wasn’t it!?

Omega: Negative. I could assure you that he is still being contained within the Station Square Mental Asylum.

Shadow: We’re not sure of all the details, but what we do know, is that EG-001 was behind it.

Robotnik: WHAAAAAAAT!? First, she betrays me, and now this!? It would already be one thing if she were to join those Chaotix fools like, Seedra did, but Mephiles!?

Shock: I’m lost. Exactly who is this “Meh-fill-iss” character?

Shadow: Mephiles the Dark is a psychotic creature whose sole mission has been to destroy this world. He does whatever’s necessary to achieve his goals. Lies and deception are his greatest tools, and he uses them to his advantage in any way he possibly can.

Rouge: That’s pretty much it. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve guessed it by now, Doctor, but we’ve come here to get the Scepter of Darkness repaired. Do you think you could do it again?

Robotnik: (Hmm… If I’m to succeed in taking over this world and building the Robotnik Empire, then I suppose I’ll have to get Mephiles out of the way first.)  Can I do it again, you ask? Why, of course I can! There’s nothing that I, Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik, scientific genius extraordinaire, can’t pull off!

Slush: *Mumbles* Yeah, besides taking over the world.

Robotnik: Did you say something, Slush?

Slush: Oh, nothing.

Robotnik: Anyway, Shadow, just sit the scepter on the table, and I’ll have it ready within the next hour or so.

Shadow: *Does that* By the way, have you seen Scorch?

Robotnik: The last time I saw her, she finished recovering and said she was “going out for some fresh air”. Why do you ask?

Shadow: Iblis was sealed within the Fire Element Gem, and I have a hunch that she may very well be Mephiles’ next target.

Slush: …!

Robotnik: I should have figured… Anyway, I’ll get to work in repairing the scepter immediately. I’ll alert you when it’s finished.

Rouge: Got it.

Slush: In the meantime, I’m gonna go look for Scorch so I could warn her about this. (While I’m at it, I’ll also fill the Chaotix in…)

Robotnik: Alright, I’ll see you when you get back.

Slush: *Leaves*

Robotnik: …

(You know, I just couldn’t help noticing how strange Slush acted when I mentioned the possibility of there being a spy around this base, and I find that eerily suspicious. From here on out, I’ll be keeping an eye on her…)

Meanwhile, outside of the base…

Slush: *Flying through the air at high speed* Scorch, where is she? I’ve got to find her and FAST! I wonder if the Chaotix have seen her, by any chance? I think I’ll ask them.

Using the walkie-talkie that Vector gave to her in the last episode, Slush tried communicating with them, but to her surprise, there was no signal.

Slush: That’s odd… There’s no signal! What’s going on!? Earlier today, I remember Robotnik claiming that Storm defeated them in battle… If what he says is true, then could this possibly mean that they’ve been killed!? No, that can’t be!

Elsewhere, two hundred years into the future, Knuckles and company found themselves in the same futuristic city that Mephiles had previously shown to Squash; the peaceful future that was created as a result of Silver and Blaze’s actions in the past.

Splash: Where…are we?

Knuckles: By the looks of things, we must be in the future. After all, Mephiles does know how to control time and space.

Honey: I guess that explains it.

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee in the future”. Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles*

Seedra: Heh heh heh. Nice one.

Knuckles: *Facepalm*

Vector: Hey, wayda minute! Is that…Amy ovah there!? *Points*

Mighty: Yeah, it sure looks like it!

Espio: Yes, and I believe that’s Silver with her, if I’m not mistaken.

Wechnia: That’s them alright, no doubt about it.

Knuckles: What is Amy doing here, exactly?

Tikal: Earlier today, she and Cream said they were going to try getting Silver and Blaze together, so I guess they came to this time period to do that.

Knuckles: *Sweatdrops* Oh, yeah. Now I remember.

Amy: *Dragging Silver by the arm*

Silver: H-Hey! Where are you taking me?

Amy: I’m trying to “introduce” you to that nice girl I was telling you about; she’s just dying to meet you, and she’s right this wa- *Notices the Chaotix and the others* Huh?

Silver: Oh, hey, it’s you guys! How are you doing?

Vector: We’re doin’ pretty good…for the time bein’, at least.

Charmy: *Snickers* “The time be-“

Vector: *Glares at him*

Charmy: Nevermind.

Splash: By the way, Amy, exactly how did you get here?

Amy: Cream and I used Tails’ time machine to get here. Why do you ask?

Splash: I was just curious. I thought you might have had a run-in with Mephiles, like we did.

Silver: W-WHAT!? What’d you say!? Mephiles is back!? How’d he escape THIS time!?

Splash: Before Mephiles warped us here, he told us that he and the Stone Goddess, Squash, are working together, so it’s safe to assume that she’s the one who released him from his prison.

Silver: *Turns to Amy* I’m not sure who you were trying to introduce me to, exactly, but whoever she is, I promise I’ll meet her later. For now, I have to head over to Dr. Nega’s base, so I could use his time machine to travel back into the past and stop Mephiles!

Amy: Okay, I understand.

Silver: *Gets a running start, and flies off*

Seedra: Should we follow him?

Amy: Yeah, but why don’t we wait until Cream gets here first?

Honey: Is that her over there? *Points*

Cream: *Dragging Blaze by the arm, like Amy was doing to Silver*

Blaze: C-Cream, where are you taking me, exactly?

Cream: Just around the corner, that’s all. The really nice guy that I’d like you to meet… He’s right this way!

Blaze: *Sighs* (I don’t know WHY I agreed to this…)

Marine: Yep, he’s right ovah he- *Notices the Chaotix and the others* Strewth! It’s you guys! How’re ya doin’, mates?

Blaze: Yes, hello. I didn’t expect to find you guys here, all the way in this time period, but it’s still a pleasant surprise, nonetheless. What brings you here?

Knuckles: What brings us here, you ask? It’s not necessarily a “what”; it’s more like a “who”.

Blaze: A…who? Wait a minute, you…you couldn’t possibly mean…!

Mighty: That’s right. Mephiles has escaped again.

Blaze: WHAT!? Again!? Ugh, JUST when we thought we’ve seen the last of him… Well, Cream and Marine, whoever it is you were trying to introduce me to, that’s going to have to wait for now. Speaking of a which, where is he, anyway?

Cream: Umm…

Amy: Well…something urgent has come up, and he said he had to go, but he promised that he’d be back later.

Blaze: I see.

Knuckles: Well, now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s go find that time machine at Dr. Nega’s base, so we could head back to the past.

Charmy: Okay, but where is his base?

Knuckles: Hmm, that’s a good question…

Blaze: I know where it is. Follow me.

Following Blaze’s lead, the heroes wasted no more time and began heading towards Dr. Nega’s base in order to get back to the past and stop Mephiles from putting his plan into effect. Meanwhile, in the past, Squash was unable to find the Hidden Palace Zone, but she did, however, stumble upon the purple Chaos Emerald, which she found lying around in the grass on her way to Red Mountain.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Well, well! What have we here? This must be one of the Chaos Emeralds that Mephiles told me about! *Picks it up* Well, mission accomplished, I guess. It’s time for me to head ba- *Notices a dark mist* Huh? Could that be him?

Mephiles: *Appears* Ah, I see that you’ve already found your first Chaos Emerald. Well done. Now, if you would by so kind as to hand that to me, I’ll tell you precisely what you can do change the outcome of your future.

Squash: Sure. *Hands it to him*

Mephiles: *Takes it* (HAHAHAHAHAHA… Six more, just six more, and my plans will finally come to fruition!)

Squash: Well? Are you going to start talking, or what?

Mephiles: Very well. Remember when I showed you the future homeworld that was devastated by flames, and you ended up getting persecuted for it? Well, you have THIS person to blame… *Makes the Chaos Emerald display a projection of Scorch, and hands it to Squash*

Squash: *Takes it* …! (That girl…she looks exactly like me! Is she…one of the sisters that Ivo mentioned to me before?) You mean to tell me…that SHE’S the one who’s responsible for all the carnage that happened in that time period…?

Mephiles: Yes, that’s right. Her name is Scorch, the Goddess of Fire. She is a dangerous creature who’s continued to wreak havoc upon the world, and ultimately, it was her actions that have led to your persecution.

Squash: Wait a minute… Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought you said it was because humanity was jealous of my power?

Mephiles: It was both. The Fire Goddess was the one responsible for everything, yes, but it was done so swiftly and suddenly, that the humans had no way of knowing who caused all of this destruction. In short, you were blamed and severely punished for a crime that you never committed.

Squash: …

Mephiles: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. It isn’t too late… You still have the ability to prevent this future from transpiring, you know. Now that you’ve acquired this new knowledge, it’s up to you. You and you alone, have the power to change your own destiny.

Squash: I see. So, in order to change my bleak future, I have to…kill my own sister…?

Mephiles: Why does that matter to you? Sisterhood certainly didn’t matter to her now, did it?

Squash: …

Mephiles: Unless you complete your task, you future will remain the same…forever.

Squash: …

I guess you’re right. I’ll do it. Where can I find her, exactly?

Mephiles: …

Before Mephiles had a chance to answer, Scorch was suddenly and conveniently seen flying past them at the speed of a comet.

Squash: Hey, that was…!

Mephiles: Does that answer your question? If you act now, you should be able to catch her. Hurry, it is now or never if you want this. Remember, Squash, the future of the world…rests in your hands.

Squash: Got it. *Hands the emerald back to Mephiles and takes off after her*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! While she’s busy taking care of that for me, I’m going to collect the remaining six Chaos Emeralds. How am I going to find them all within such a short amount of time?


Wait a minute!

*Cue flashback*

Splash: Shortly before we got here, we detected the Stone Element Gem on radar.

*End flashback*

Mephiles: Yes, of course… Knuckles and the others have some sort of detector with them at the moment. If it could track down the Elemental Gems, I think it’s safe to assume that they could also detect the Chaos Emeralds! HAHAHAHAHA! I think it’s time I’ve paid them a little visit! *Opens up another portal* Yes, I’m going to confiscate that radar of theirs and give them a one-way ticket to oblivion while I’m at it! HAHAHAHAHAHA… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

After Mephiles was finished laughing maniacally, he jumped into the warphole that he created, bound for Silver, Blaze, and Marine’s time period to steal the emerald detector that Tails has lent to Knuckles and company. Squash, on the other hand, began pursuing Scorch in order to change history and prevent her supposed “bleak future” from transpiring. Will Knuckles and the Chaotix be able to hold Mephiles off, until Dr. Robotnik’s finished repairing the broken Scepter of Darkness? Will Squash ever come to the realization that she’s being deceived by Mephiles? Or will it be too late? Find out next time on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 23 2011, 02:38 AM
Part 11

Last time, on Elements of Power, Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat, and E-123 Omega arrived at G.U.N. Headquarters, only to find that the Scepter of Darkness was broken. From there, they saw that Mephiles had once again been freed from his imprisonment, and quickly came to the realization that Squash was the one behind it. Shortly afterwards, Team Dark stopped by Dr. Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base in order to get the Scepter of Darkness repaired again, so that Mephiles can be resealed. Knowing that he couldn’t proceed with his plans as long as Mephiles was freed, Robotnik agreed to repair the scepter and said that he would have it ready within the next hour.

Due to the fact that Iblis had gotten sealed within the Fire Element Gem in the previous story, Shadow knew that Scorch would eventually become Mephiles’ next target, and as soon as Slush heard this, she quickly rushed out of the base to warn her sister about Mephiles’ sinister plan. Additionally, she also tried getting in touch with the Chaotix team, but due to the fact that they were in another time period, she was unable to reach them.

Elsewhere, Knuckles and company found themselves 200 year into the future, thanks to Mephiles’ ability to control time and space. While they were there, they ran into Amy and Cream, along with Silver, Blaze, and Marine. After explaining the situation to them, they all began hurrying to Dr. Nega’s base, so that they could use his time machine to travel back to the past and stop Mephiles before his plan is set in motion.

Meanwhile, back in the past, Squash had already gotten ahold of a Chaos Emerald and delivered it to Mephiles, who promised that he would tell her specifically what she can do to change the outcome of her future, in which he did. Mephiles explained to the Stone Goddess that she had gotten persecuted and severely punished in the future for a crime that she’s never committed. According to Mephiles, it was, in fact, none other than Scorch, who was responsible for the carnage. Mephiles convinced Squash that if he were to kill Scorch, then it would change history and prevent her bleak future from transpiring. Conveniently, Scorch was seen flying by at high speed, and as soon as she was spotted, Squash began pursuing her.

As soon as she left, Mephiles decided that he needed a quick and easy way to track down the remaining six emeralds. Remembering Splash’s words, he quickly came to the realization that Knuckles and company were in possession of an emerald detector, and opened another portal to the future, so that he could confiscate the device and kill heroes. With that said, these questions still remain: With Mephiles heading their way, will Knuckles and the Chaotix  be able to hold him off until Robotnik’s finished repairing the Scepter of Darkness? Will Squash ever learn the truth about him? All of these questions will be answered right here, on this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

Meanwhile, 200 years into the future, at Dr. Nega’s base…


Blaze: Well, here it is, everyone. This is Dr. Nega’s base.

Charmy: Wow! This place is really, REALLY cool!

Vector: Yeah, I’ll say! In fact, it looks even beddah than Robotnik’s!

Blaze: I guess that’s to be expected, since this fortress I equipped with technological advancements that are decades ahead of his.

Splash: “To bee expected”. Did you hear that, Charmy? *Giggles*

*Everyone else anime falls (except for Charmy, Seedra, and Marine, who thought it was funny)*

Knuckles: Honestly, Splash, you’ve heard those stupid puns enough times for them to have gotten old by now. Do you really think they’re funny, or are you just trying to be nice?

Splash: Well, like I always say, they just never get old to me; no matter how many times I hear them.

Marine: Heh heh! Hey, did ‘ja guys notice that he said “bee nice”? *Snickers*

*Everyone else (except Charmy, Splash, and Seedra) anime falls again*

Marine: Sorry, mates! I couldn’t resist!

Charmy: There’s no need to be, it was funny!

Seedra: Yeah, what he said. There was “no need to bee”. *Giggles*

Knuckles: Oh, for crying out loud! Are you finished with those puns yet!? We don’t have time for this, alright!? In case you guys have forgotten… MEPHILES IS ON THE LOOSE AGAIN!

Seedra: Alright, alright! Relax!

Marine: Yeah, take a chill-pill, mate!

Splash: Well, excuuuuuuuse me!

Blaze: He’s right; this isn’t the time to be fooling around. Mephiles must be stopped as soon as possible!

Mighty: Yeah. Why don’t we go ahead and move on?

Blaze: Before we go, take this as a warning; although Dr. Nega’s locked up in a mental institution, he still has plenty of Badniks around here to cope with. So, getting to that time machine won’t be that easy.

Vector: Ah, I’m sure we could take ‘em! There ain’t nothin’ Robotnik or Nega could dish out that WE can’t handle! Once we start a job, we finish the job! That’s our policy! We’re Team Chaotix!

Charmy: You always say that.

Vector: Not nearly as many times you do ‘dose stupid puns.  Now, whadda ya say we get movin’?

Wasting no more time, the heroes proceeded through Dr. Nega’s base in search of the time machine. As they moved further into the base, they found a bunch of broken robot parts.

Honey: It looks to me as if someone’s already been here. Could this have been Silver’s work?

Blaze: Huh? Silver was here?

Honey: Well, yeah. He left shortly before you arrived, and headed straight to this base.

Blaze: I see.



(Hold on a second…)

*Cue flashback*

Blaze: Well, Cream and Marine, whoever it is you were trying to introduce me to, that’s going to have to wait for now. Speaking of a which, where is he, anyway?

Cream: Umm…

Amy: Well…something urgent has come up, and he said he had to go, but he promised that he’d be back later.

*End flashback*

Blaze: (So, that’s it… Silver must have been the one they were trying to set me up with! I can’t think of anything more “urgent” than Mephiles’ revival, and since he’s been here recently, as well as the fact that Amy and Cream keep suggesting that we have feelings for one another, that has to be the case! There’s no mistake about it! Those two, I swear… They’re so persistent in trying to get Silver and I together, and they’ve even dragged Marine into this. From here on out, I’ll just pretend like I don’t know, since they’re going through so much trouble and everything.)

Vector: Well, it looks like things’ve already been taken care of ovah here. Whadda ya say we head to the next room?

Blaze: Good idea.

*They move on to the next room, and find Silver fighting off more of Dr. Nega’s robots*

Silver: Hey, you guys. Now that you’re here, would you mind lending me a hand?

Blaze: Sure, Silver.

*They start destroying the robots*

Meanwhile, back in the past, at Red Mountain…


Scorch: …

*Cue flashback*

Tikal: Scorch, it’s not too late, you know. You can still abandon Robotnik before he turns on you.

Scorch: Enough about that! Robotnik ISN’T using me, okay!?

Tikal: Like I said before, I’m only trying to-

Scorch: Yeah, yeah. I know. You’re trying to help me, right? I told you before; I don’t need, nor do I WANT any help from you!

Tikal: I know you’re still angry about the incident from all those years ago, but please hear me out! I know we haven’t gotten along very well in the past, but still… I just don’t want to see you get hurt!

Scorch: Why do YOU care, anyway?

Tikal: Because… When we first met, you were bad to the core. As I said before, you were hardly any better than Iblis or Mephiles, but now…you’re different. I could see that you’ve changed a lot since then. I know that deep down inside, you’re a good person. And besides, I saw how heartbroken you were while you were under the impression that the real Robotnik had used and betrayed you. I just don’t want you to have to feel that same sadness all over again. I’m pretty sure Splash doesn’t want that, either.

[…]

Tikal: It’s quite a shame that things have to be this way between us, Scorch. To tell you the truth, I really wish that you didn’t hate me, because I don’t hold a grudge against you. I never have, in fact.

[…]

Tikal: […] does this mean we can put the past behind us and let bygones be bygones?

*End flashback*

Scorch: Ugh! Why…why can’t I get this off my mind!? WHY!?

All of a sudden, a sharp stone pillar was seen flying towards Scorch, which she narrowly managed to dodge, causing it to crash into the wall behind her and break into pieces.

Scorch: Okay, who’s there!? Whoever you are, go ahead and show yourself!

Squash: *Comes in* AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Why, hello there! It’s nice to finally meet you, my dear sister!

Scorch: Huh? Who are y-



Wait a minute… You’re EG-001, aren’t you?

Squash: Yeah. I’m Squash, the Goddess of Stone.

Scorch: So, you’ve finally decided to show up, eh? Dr. Robotnik and I have been looking for you for quite some time now. You’re quite the elusive one, aren’t you?

Squash: Really, now? What a coincidence, because I’ve been looking for you, too.

Scorch: You have?

Squash: That’s right.

Scorch: What for?

Squash: Well, you see, Scorch… The thing is that I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Right here and now, I’m going to destroy you once and for all and change the outcome of my future!

Scorch: …

I don’t have a CLUE what it is that you’re babbling about, but since you obviously came here for a fight, I’ll be more than happy to give you one!

So then, the battle began. Squash started by pounding the ground with her fist, creating a massive shockwave that almost caused Scorch to fall over, until she levitated into the air. While airborne, Scorch started launching fireballs at her younger sister, only for her to either dodge or swat away.

Scorch: Damn it!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Is that all you’ve got? If it is, then you might as well quit!

Scorch: Oh, I’m just getting “warmed up”!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! It never ceases to amaze me, the kind of stories people make up when they find themselves backed into a corner! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH!

Scorch: Ooh, that laugh is REALLY starting to irritate me!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH!

While Squash was busy laughing, Scorch morphed into a fireball, shot towards her at the speed of a comet, and crashed her, knocking her over.

Squash: Uhhhhhhh! *Falls backwards and slides across the ground*

Scorch: *Starts launching more fireballs at her*

Squash: *Starts rolling away from them and gets back up*

After Squash stood up again, she began running towards Scorch, dodging her fireballs in the process. When Squash got close enough, she rolled into a boulder and crashed into Scorch, causing her to fall backwards, right into the pool of lava that was behind her.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Well, that certainly didn’t take very long now, did it? And she has the nerve to call herself a “Goddess”… Pathetic! She was hardly a challenge!

Scorch: *Quickly bursts out of the lava, with a fiery aura around her*

Squash: WHAT THE…!?

Scorch: Well, well… Not the brightest tool in the shed, are you, little sis? I’m called the “Goddess of Fire” for a reason, you know. Did you seriously think knocking me into the lava was going to faze me? Talk about a lack of common sense!

Squash: GRRR… I’ll show you!

Squash used her powers to make another sharp stone pillar rise from the ground and launched at it Scorch. Once again, Scorch manage to dodge it, and then took the opportunity to fire a flame blast at her younger sister. Squash tried deflecting it as she did to some of the others, but ended up getting caught in it, instead.

Squash: UHHHHHHHH! *An explosion occurs, and she breaks into pieces*

Scorch: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What, is that all? I can’t believe Dr. Robotnik was worried about her all this time! She was hardly worth the effort! *Notices the Stone Element Gem floating into the air, flashing* Huh? Don’t tell me she’s-

Before Scorch had the change to finish her sentence, the Stone Element Gem ended up causing the broken pieces of rubble to form back together, fully regenerating Squash’s body.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Nice try, but not good enough, I’m afraid! As you can see, I’m still here!

Scorch: I should have figured…

Squash: I’ll tell you what I told Shadow: The Stone Element Gem has the ability to repair all kinds of damage that’s done to my body, and even if I’m to get broken into pieces, I’ll still turn out good as new! Now, are you ready to continue? Or do you want to play it smart and quit while you’re ahead?

Scorch: No way. I won’t stop until only one of us left standing!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Alright, then so be it! Ready or not, here I come! *Runs toward Scorch, and starts throwing punches at her*

Scorch: *Dodges them, ducks under the last punch, and tackles Squash*

*They roll around the ground, fighting with a smoke cloud over them*

Squash: *Pins Scorch to the ground*

Scorch: Uhhhhh!

Squash: *Starts choking Scorch*

Scorch: ACCCK…!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! I have to admit, you fought well! Far better than I expected, but now it’s all over!

While Squash was using one of her hands to choke Scorch, she used the other one to make a large stone chunk float into the air. When the Stone Element Gem in her tiara flashed, the stone chunk “magically” ended up getting carved into a sword.

Squash: *Catches it* This is it, Scorch! Prepare to die! *Gets ready to stab her*

Scorch: *A fiery glow surrounds her* HUUUUUUUHHHHH! *Knocks Squash away with a surge of energy*

Squash: W-WHAT!? This…can’t be! AAAAAAAAHHHHH! *Gets blown backwards, and crashes into the wall*

Scorch: *Stands up again* (Whew… That was close!)

Squash: This…isn’t over yet![

With her Stone Sword in hand, Squash quickly charged toward Scorch and started swinging it at her. Scorch managed to dodge quite a few swings, but eventually, the sword ended up scraping across her left arm, which Robotnik stabbed her in for the blood sample that he needed to create the EG experiments.

Scorch: Ghhhh…! *Kneels down in pain*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! I’ve got you now! It’s time I’ve finally put an end to this! With you out of the picture, my once-bleak future is finally going to take a turn for the better! Prepare to die, Scorch, the Goddess of Fire! *Raises her sword*

Scorch: …!

Before Squash had the chance to use her sword again, she was abruptly interrupted by Slush, who was on her way to the volcano to warn Scorch about Mephiles.

Slush: *Steps in between them*

Squash: What!? Who are you!?

Slush: I am Slush, the Goddess of Ice. You must be the Stone Goddess, EG-001/Squash. Am I right?

Squash: Yeah, that’s me. Out of my way!

Slush: I don’t think so. If you want to get to Scorch, then you’re going to have to go through me first.

Squash: …

(You know, something tells me that trying to fight the two of them at the same time would be unwise. If the two of them were to combine their powers, I’d find myself soaking wet again, which is the last thing I need right now.) Bah, round one goes to you, Scorch, but I’ll be back! You won’t be so lucky next time, I guarantee it! *Runs off*

Slush: *Turns to Scorch* Are you alright, sis?

Scorch: Yeah, I guess so… If only my arm were in better condition, I would have beaten her for sure… Anyway, thanks, Slush.

Slush: No problem. It was the least I could do, since you bailed me out of the “Scorching” hot room that Dr. Nega trapped me in before.

Scorch: So, exactly how did you know I was in trouble?

Slush: Actually, I had no idea. I was on my way here to warn you about Mephiles, but then I saw you fighting Squash, and decided to lend you a hand.

Scorch: I see.



Wait, did you say Mephiles!? Don’t tell me that someone let him out of that dark scepter thing…

Slush: That’s right, and that “someone” was Squash. Apparently, the two of them are on the same side.

Scorch: WHAAAAAT!? You’ve got to be kidding me!

Slush: I kid you not, sis. In fact, it was most likely because of him, that Squash came here to attack you in the first place.

Scorch: Huh!? What do you mean!?

Slush: According to Shadow, Mephiles is trying to get his hands on the Fire Element Gem, so he could release that “Iblis” creature and merge with it again. Shadow also told us that Mephiles has a history of deceiving and using other people to do his dirty work for him, and he seems to be doing just that with Squash.

Scorch: Now THAT explains everything! Well, sort of. I still don’t have a clue what Squash meant by “changing [her] future”, but it must have had something to do with a lie that Mephiles told her!

Slush: Yeah, most likely. Anyway, I think it’s about time for me to go. As you’re well aware, I can’t stay out of the cold for too long, especially in a place like this. I’m heading back to the Ice Cap Zone to recuperate.

Scorch: Alright then. I’ll see you later.

Slush: *Leaves*

Scorch: As for me, I’m heading back to Dr. Robotnik’s base. *Takes off*

Meanwhile, in the future…

Silver: Here it is, you guys; Dr. Nega’s time machine.

Vector: Sweet. Now, howda ya work this thing?

Blaze: It’s quite simple. You just use the arrow keys to set your time travel destination to wherever you’d like to go, and then press the red button to activate a portal. From there, all you have to do it jump through it, and we’ll be back in the past.

Wechnia: Hmm, that sounds simple enough.

*They activate the machine and generate a portal*

Charmy: Wow! That’s really, REALLY cool!

Marine: Yep! That Nega bloke’s crazy, but he’s got some bonza gadgets ‘n stuff!  They’re totally ace!

Knuckles: Alright, now that we’ve got the machine working, let’s head back to our own time period.

After activating the machine, the heroes jumped through the portal, warped back to the past, and found themselves at Tails’ Workshop.

Sonic: *Eating a chili dog* Hey. Welcome back, you guys.

Seedra: T-Thanks. ^^;;

Charmy: *Snickers* Hey, Sonic, guess what! Did you know that Seedra has a-

*A handful of people quickly cover his mouth*

Charmy: Mmmmph!

Vector: Charmy, are ya CRAZY!? Did ‘ja forget ‘dat Amy is RIGHT THERE!?

Sonic: …?

Amy: Huh? I don’t get it. Exactly what are you guys trying to keep secret from me, anyway?

Heavy: Charmy’s just being his usual idiot self, as always. Nothing to see here.

Charmy: PBBBTTTHHH! *Sticks his tongue at Heavy*

Bomb: Heavy’s just being an anus, as always. Nothing to see here.

Splash: I couldn’t agree more.

Tails: Yeah, that’s normal for him. *Takes a bite of his chili dog*

Sonic: So, Silver, Blaze, and Marine… What brings you back to this time period? Are you just visiting, or has Nega Ro-butt-nik escaped from the institution?

Blaze: Far worse than that, I’m afraid. Someone’s “escaped” alright, but it wasn’t Dr. Nega. It was Mephiles!

Sonic: WHAAAAAAT!?

Tails: AGAIN!?

Ray: Well, that’s just great…

Cubot: Arrr… Mephiles… ‘Dat be the scallywag that looks like Shadow, right?

Orbot: Yes, I believe so.

Sonic: *Looks around* Hey, wasn’t Knuckles with you guys at first?

Mighty: *Looks around, too* Whoa, what happened to him? I could have sworn he right there with us before we went through the warphole!

Tikal: Do you think there’s a chance he’s still in the future?

Blaze: Maybe. If so, then what could he possibly be doing?

Meanwhile, in the future…

Knuckles: *Looks back at the dark mist as it forms into Mephiles’ black echidna form*

Mephiles: So, decided to void your return ticket, have you?
 
Knuckles: What’re you doing here!?

Mephiles: Recently, it has come to my attention that you’re in possession of a radar device. I’m here to claim it, so that I could use it find the other six Chaos Emeralds.

Knuckles: I know exactly where this is going. You’re here to try stealing it from me, right? You’re the third person to try that today! Well, Mephiles, you’re out of luck, because number one, it’s not in my possession right now. Number two, even if it was, you’re one of the LAST people I’d EVER hand it over to!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Very well, then so be it. I suppose this means I’ll have to take it from you!

Knuckles: I’m glad you’ve decided to show your face. It certainly saved me the trouble of having to hunt you down! Alright, let’s do this! I’m taking you down! One way or another! *Fighting stance*

Mephiles: It is a pity, Knuckles the Echidna… A pity that you are in such a rush to die! Prepare yourself for a one-way ticket to oblivion! *Morphs into his crystalline echidna form*

Apparently, Knuckles has chosen to stay behind to battle Mephiles! Which side will emerge victorious? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 26 2011, 02:04 AM
Part 12

On the previous chapter of Elemental Chaos, Squash, following Mephiles’ “advice”, has taken it upon herself to chase Scorch all the way to Red Mountain to challenge her to a showdown; a showdown that supposedly affected the outcome of Squash’s future. The two of them fought a close battle, but eventually, Scorch began to succumb to the injury on her left arm, which was inflicted on her after Dr. Robotnik used an injector needle to get the blood sample that he needed for the EG experiments. Just as Squash was about to deliver the final blow, Slush showed up in a nick of time to lend Scorch a hand. Not wanting to risk getting “soaking wet” from the two Goddesses combining their powers, Squash was forced to make a tactical retreat.

Elsewhere, in the future, Knuckles and company followed Blaze to Dr. Nega’s base, so that they could use the time machine to return to their own time period. While they were in the process of storming the fortress, they encountered many Badniks that Dr. Nega left behind, and destroyed each and every one in their path until they eventually got to the time machine. After using the time machine to return to the past, they found themselves at Tails’ Workshop; everyone but Knuckles, that is, who decided to stay behind to battle Mephiles. Who will come out the victor; Knuckles or Mephiles? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!


Knuckles: Alright, are you ready to get this over with, or what? I know I am. I haven’t got all day, you know.

Mephiles: Of course, but before we begin… Allow me to ask you something…

Knuckles: Look, if you’re going to try telling me that phony “peace and prosperity” story again, then don’t even bother! I’m not buying it! I didn’t back then, and I’m certainly not now! In fact, who their right mind would?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Quite the skeptical one, aren’t you? Well, then answer me this… Before you die, tell me… Which of your friends is in possession of that detector?

Knuckles: That’s none of your business!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Well, then I guess this means you are of no use to me. Die! *Holds out the palm of his hand*

Knuckles: Huh? What are you-…?

Before Knuckles had the chance to finish his sentence, Mephiles fired a piercing energy beam at him, which he managed to dodge. Unfortunately, since Dr. Nega’s time machine was right behind Knuckles, it ended up getting destroyed.

Knuckles: OH, NO! THE TIME MACHINE!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! It would appear as if your one and only return-ticket has been voided once again!

Knuckles: Aw, shoot!

Mephiles: Now, what will you do?

Knuckles: I’ll figure something out, but for the time being, I’m gonna take you down! *Runs towards Mephiles and starts throwing punches at him*

Mephiles: *Dodges them all and teleports away from the last one*

Knuckles: Mephiles! Where are you!? Come back here and face me, coward!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Looking for me!? *Reappears in front of him*

Knuckles: WHOA! *Jumps back*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Holds out the palm of his hand again* Here it is, your one-way ticket to oblivi-

Knuckles: *Punches him before he gets the chance to finish his sentence*

Mephiles: Uhhhhhh! *Stumbles backwards and falls over*

Knuckles: *Leaps into the air* And there’s plenty more where THAT came from! *Uses the Drill Claw attack from Sonic Adventure 2*

Mephiles: *Avoids the attack by sinking into the ground and becoming a shadow, causing Knuckles to punch through the ground and miss*

Knuckles: Crap!

Mephiles: *Quickly rises from the ground and blasts Knuckles away with an energy orb*

Knuckles: Uhhhhhhhh! *Falls back*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! *Fires tons of other ones at him*

Knuckles: *Rolls away, gets back up, and starts dodging*

Mephiles: DROWN IN DARKNESS!

After that, Mephiles used his powers to transform the floor into a puddle of dark liquid (like he does during the Mephiles Phase II battle in STH2006), and made a bunch of dark, shadowy creatures spawn from it, and start clinging to Knuckles.

Knuckles: Hey, what the…!?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes! Dance, my shadows! DANCE!

Knuckles: Ihhhh…! *Jerks away from them*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! There’s no escape! Finally, at long last, I shall have my revenge! I haven’t forgotten about the time you had me sealed within the Master Emerald, you know.  What you’ve given to me, Knuckles the Echidna, I now return to you… *Holds out the palm of his hand* A ONE-WAY TICKET TO OBLIVION! *Fires the piercing beam again*

Just as Mephiles was firing his piercing energy beam again, Knuckles managed to shake loose from the shadow creatures’ grip, and narrowly avoided the attack at the last second, causing Mephiles to accidently kill them instead.

Mephiles: What!?

Knuckles: *Cracks his knuckles* Now, witness my power! *Starts charging towards Mephiles*

Mephiles: *Shoots at him again*

Knuckles: *Dodges*

As Knuckles was getting closer, Mephiles continued to fire more energy beams at him, only for Knuckles to dodge them each time. When he eventually got close enough, he delivered a punching combo on Mephiles, sending him flying and crashing through a wall.

Knuckles: Had enough yet?

Mephiles: Uggggh… *Slowly gets back up*

Knuckles: I guess not. That’s fine with me, though, because I’m just getting warmed up!

Mephiles: As am I. *Dashes toward Knuckles at high speed*

Knuckles: *Throws a punch, and his fist goes through Mephiles* What the…!? That was a fake!? *Gets hit by the real one shortly afterwards* Uhhhhhhhhh! *Falls over*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How do you like my afterimage trick? Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Well, you haven’t seen ANYTHING yet… Feast your eyes on… THIS! *Creates a bunch of clones of himself*

Knuckles: Great… Just what I need…

Mephiles: Now… ATTACK!

*The clones charge toward Knuckles, and he starts fighting them off*

Meanwhile, in the past…


Honey: …

Espio: What’s the matter?

Honey: I just find it odd how Knuckles hasn’t come back yet… I have the strangest feeling that he might be in some kind of trouble.

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee in some kind of-“

*People glare at him*

Charmy: Nevermind. ^^;;

Blaze: Yes, I agree. Something must have happened; otherwise, he wouldn’t have stayed behind unless he had a reason to do so.

Seedra: I have the same feeling. Should we go back to the future to see what’s up?

Wechnia: I don’t see why not. Who knows? He could have very well run into Mephiles, or something.

Silver: If THAT’S the case, then we need to get there as soon as possible!

Vector: Tails, can ya use that machine o’ yours ta send us back into the future?

Tails: Sure thing. This time around, I’ll try setting the Tornado Time Twister’s coordinates, so that it’ll transport you guys directly into Dr. Nega’s base, where his time machine is located. *Starts pressing buttons* Uh oh… We have a problem…

Sonic: What’s wrong?

Tails: For some reason, I was unable to set its coordinates to the area where Nega’s time machine is located. There’s only one reason I could think of as to why that would happen…

Ray: And that reason would be…?

Tails: Nega’s time machine is out of order, somehow!

Mighty: Well, that’s just PERFECT… If what Wechnia said is true, then Mephiles must have been the one behind this!

Vector: I swear… That guy really, REALLY freakin’ pisses me off!

Blaze: Join the club.

Splash: Is there any other way to get there in time, even if we can’t warp directly to where that time machine used to be?

Tails: Hmm… That’s a good question. From the way I designed the Tornado Time Twister, it has the ability to create portals that lead to other time periods, but unless the coordinates are set to a specific location, then we’ll wind up anywhere.

Heavy: “Anywhere”, as in a random time period?

Tails: No, I meant anywhere in the time period that the machine has been set to, rather than one specific location in that era.

Heavy: I see.

Silver: The Chaos Emeralds… They have the ability to transform thought into power, right? Why don’t we use them to create a warphole that’ll not only lead us back into the future, but to exactly where Knuckles and Mephiles are located!

Espio: Good idea. That just may work.

Vector: *Takes out the emerald detector* Accordin’ to this thing, there’s already two Chaos Emeralds right here, inside o’ the Workshop!

Tails: I’m pretty sure that one of them is the fake emerald that I designed a while back, which contains the same wavelength and properties as the real ones. However, it’s less powerful.

Vector: Ah, okay. That makes sense. Now, where’s the second readin’ comin’ from?

Bomb: *Takes out the red Chaos Emerald*

Heavy: Ah, so YOU have it! When and where did you find that, exactly?

Bomb: I found it while we were on our way back from the altar, after making finishing touches to the Master Emerald’s new security system.

Sonic: Alright!

Tikal: The fake emerald has the same wavelength and properties, you said? I guess that means that it’s also possible to use Chaos Control with it?

Tails: That’s right.

Sonic: Yeah, what he said. Trust me…  If it wasn’t, then I’d be dead right now!

Ray: Huh? What do you mean?

Sonic: A while ago, we had a run-in with Ro-butt-nik at the space colony, ARK, and he ended up trapping me in a capsule, and launching it into outer space. Just in time before it exploded, I used Chaos Control to escape. So, basically, that thing saved my life.

Amy: Oh, yeah. I remember that.

Heavy: Anytime you’re finished reminiscing about the good old days, we could move on.

Wechnia: Heavy’s right. Knuckles might need our help right about now.

Tails: Okay, then let’s go. *Takes out the fake emerald* Chaos...!

Bomb: …Control!

Using the powers of both the real and fake Chaos Emeralds, they managed to open up a large blue warphole, which was akin to the ones that Mephiles often creates.

Charmy: Wow! That’s really, REALLY cool!

Marine: You got that right, mate! No mattah how many times I see it, I just can’t get ovah how amazin’ it is!

Sonic: Alright! Let’s blast through with Sonic speed!

Tiara: *Enters the Workshop* Hey, you guys. Mind if I come along?

Tails: Hmm? *Looks* Oh, hey, Tiara. I’m…glad you could join us!

Amy: Oh, it’s HER again…

Tiara: Yeah, nice to see you, too, brat.

*They glare at one another, with lightning coming from their eyes (like people do in anime)*

Ray: Hoo, boy… Here we go again…

Splash: You two aren’t about to start fighting over Sonic again, are you? This isn’t the time for that, you know. We need to go back to the future, so we could lend Knuckles a hand in stopping Mephiles!

Amy: Don’t worry, I won’t. There’s really no point, since I already know exactly which of us Sonic is madly in love with!

Sonic: *Sweatdrops*

Tiara: Well, it certainly isn’t YOU, that’s for sure.

Amy: He is too! You don’t know what you’re talking about!

Tiara: Oh, I know EXACTLY what I’m talking about!

Amy: Stay away from MY Sonic, Boobowski!

Tiara: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: He is not YOUR Sonic, you idiot! If that were the case, he wouldn’t be trying to get away from you all the time!

Amy: You wanna repeat that!? *Takes out her hammer*

Tiara: I'd be more than happy to! *Takes out her jeweled staff, and then looks around*

...

Hey, wait a minute! Where did everybody go!?

Amy: They must’ve gone through the portal. We’ll have to settle this later.

Tiara: That’s fine with me.

Amy: *Jumps through the portal*

Tiara: *Same*

Elsewhere, in the future…

Knuckles: *Breathing hard* Man, these things are relentless! There’s just no end to them!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! I guess you’ve finally comes to the realization that no matter how many of my clones you defeat, they’ll still continue to re-spawn!

Knuckles: Damn!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! From the looks of things, you’re all tired out! You no longer have the energy to continue battling! Your time has come, Knuckles! Once I’ve disposed of you here, I’ll do the same to your comrades! After that’s been done, I’ll be free to use that detector of yours to track down the remaining six Chaos Emeralds! HAHAHAHAHAHA… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Just as Mephiles was laughing maniacally, a blue warphole appeared, and the rest of the heroes arrived on the scene.

Mephiles: What!? Where they come from!?

Sonic: Knuckles! You look like you could use some help!

Knuckles: Oh, hey, you guys! Perfect timing! I didn’t know how much longer I was gonna be able to fight off all these clones!

*Amy and Tiara come through the portal next, and then it closes*

Tails: Oh, so you came. I thought for sure that you’d still be arguing over at my Workshop.

Cream: Mr. Mephiles! Are you up to no good again!?

Cheese: Chao, Chao!

Mephiles: (Ugh, just when I finally had Knuckles alone, they conveniently show up! I guess I’ll have to make a tactical retreat for now, and kill him another time!) *Holds up the purple Chaos Emerald*

Charmy: Hey, look, you guys! He’s got one of the Chaos Emeralds!

Mephiles: *Releases it into the air and makes a flash a bright light, burning everyone’s eyes*

Everyone: AAAAAHHH!

Amy: I…can’t see!

Blaze: I hate it when he does that!

Taking advantage of the opportunity, Mephiles quickly used his powers to create another warphole, and escaped through it. After a while, the light faded, and although the real Mephiles was nowhere to be found, the heroes still had his clones to contend with.

Honey: Hey, wait a second… Which one of them is the real one!?

Knuckles: I have no idea. While the light was flashing, he must have stood next to his clones in order to confuse us!

Heavy: Wrong. Neither of them are the original. The light from the emerald was nothing more than a diversion. Mephiles did that in order to make his escape.

Knuckles: GRRR… That coward!

Charmy: Huh? You mean you were able to see that, Heavy? How?

Heavy: Bomb and I are robots. Our eyes aren’t sensitive like those of organic beings.

Charmy: …

Hee hee, “organic beeings”.

*Everyone anime falls (except Splash, Marine, and Seedra for obvious reasons)*

Tails: Don’t look now, but I think those Mephiles clones are about to attack!

Vector: Alright, then let’s get ‘em!

So then, everyone joined Knuckles in fighting off the clones that Mephiles left behind. As with before, no matter how many of them were fought off, they just kept coming back for more.

Espio: There’s just no end to them!

Seedra: I have an idea. But first, we’re going to need to get some sunlight into this room.

Heavy: No problem. *Grabs Bomb*

Bomb: Hey, wait a minute! What are you- *Gets tossed into the air* WHOOOOAAAH!

After Heavy tossed Bomb into the air, he started to glow, and quickly exploded, causing the ceiling to crack. As a result of there being a hole in the ceiling, some sunlight shone through the room.

Seedra: Perfect! *A golden glow of light appears around her*

Sonic: Seedra? Are you feeling alright?

Seedra: Trust me, I’m fine, but they won’t be! *Puts the palm of her hands together* Solar Star… POWEEEEERRR!!!

Just then, Seedra fired a large beam of solar energy, obliterating each and every one of Mephiles’ clones, creating a huge explosion in the process. After the smoke was cleared, the clones were reduced were reduced to black puddles of liquid.

Charmy: WOW! That was really, REALLY cool, Seedra!

Vector: Yeah, I’ll say! I had no IDEA you had ‘DAT kinda powah! How come ya didn’t do that when we were up against Shock ‘n’ Storm at Windy Valley?

Seedra: That’s because it was raining at the time. I could only use solar energy when the sun is shining.

Sonic: Either way, that was still pretty sweet! *Thumbs up*

Seedra: R-Really? Gee, thanks. ^^;; *Blushes*

Sonic: No problem.

Amy: …

Tiara: …

Meanwhile, in the past, at Dr. Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base…

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Finally! It’s finished! The Scepter of Darkness’ repairs are complete! *Hands it to Shadow*

Shadow: Thank you, Doctor. Now, we should be able to seal Mephiles again without any trouble. This time around, I’ll make sure he doesn’t return.

Rouge: How are you going to do that, exactly? Surely, you’re going to store it somewhere other than G.U.N. Headquarters, this time?

Shadow: Yes, I will. I haven’t decided where I’m going to put it yet, but I’ll think of something when the time comes. For the time being, why don’t we go find him?

Omega: Affirmative. We must prevent him from obtaining the Fire Element Gem at any cost!

Shadow: Chaos Control! *Warps away*

Thanks to Seedra’s awesome display of solar power, she and the rest of the heroes were able to successfully defeat Mephiles’ clones, but unfortunately, the real one got away. Now that Dr. Robotnik is finished repairing the Scepter of Darkness, Shadow, Rouge, and Omega are now on the hunt for Mephiles. Will they manage to find him in time, before he tracks down the six remaining Chaos Emeralds? Will Squash ever learn the truth about Mephiles before it’s too late? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Apr 30 2011, 12:49 AM
Part 13

Last time, on Elements of Power, Knuckles decided to stay behind in the future to challenge Mephiles to an epic showdown. The battle was close and went on for quite some time, but eventually, Mephiles began to gain the upper hand, since Knuckles was beginning to tire himself out from fighting off all the clones and dark creatures that were spawned. Just in the nick of time, the Chaotix and the rest of the heroes used the power of the real and fake Chaos Emeralds to create a time portal that led them back to the future, where the battle was taking place. They assisted Knuckles in fighting off all the clones that Mephiles spawned, and Seedra ended the battle by destroying them all with a large solar-powered energy beam. Despite the fact that the clones were defeated, the original Mephiles managed to escape after blinding the heroes with a bright flash of light from the Chaos Emerald that Squash delivered to him.

Elsewhere, Dr. Robotnik had finally finished repairing the Scepter of Darkness, which winded up broken after Squash had accidentally released Mephiles from his imprisonment. With the scepter fully restored, Shadow, Rouge, and Omega wasted no time and began hunting him down immediately. Will the heroes be able to stop Mephiles before his plans come to fruition? Will Squash finally come to the realization that she’s being manipulated? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

Meanwhile, at Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base…

*Shadow, Rouge, and Omega warp back in*


Robotnik: Did you forget something?

Rouge: Yes. We have another small favor to ask you.

Robotnik: Alright, what is it?

Shadow: Knowing Mephiles, he’s most likely already gotten his hands on at least one Chaos Emerald, and we were hoping you’d use your radar to pinpoint his location for us.

Robotnik: I’ll see what I can do. *Activates the emerald detector in his glasses* Oh ho!

Omega: You’ve located him, I presume?

Robotnik: Yes, I believe so. I’m picking up signals from at least two Chaos Emeralds and one Elemental Gem at the Sandopolis Zone. That’s guaranteed to be none other than EG-001 and Mephiles.

Shadow: Ah, I see.

Rouge: Thanks again for your help, Doctor.

Robotnik: It was my pleasure.

Shadow: Chaos… CONTROL!

*They warp away in a green flash of light*

Elsewhere, in the future…


Knuckles: Thanks for the help, you guys. I really appreciate it.

Vector: No problem. We couldn’t just leave ya hangin’.

Knuckles: Unfortunately, we have no way of getting back to our own time period, since Mephiles broke Dr. Nega’s time machine.

Tails: Don’t worry, there’s still a way to get back. *Takes out the fake emerald*

Bomb: *Regenerates, angrily marches up to Heavy, and shoves him* Here’s an idea: How about WARNING me next time you try something like that!?

Heavy: Oh, lighten up, will you? At least it still got the job done. EG-002 was still able to blow away all the Mephiles clones, wasn’t she?

Bomb: Bah, whatever.

Heavy: Anyway, you still have the Chaos Emerald, right?

Bomb: Yeah, it’s right here. *Picks it up*

Tails: Chaos…!

Bomb: …Control!

*A warphole appears*

Mighty: Okay, now we could return.

Amy: Hey, Sonic.

Sonic: Yeah?

Amy: Before you go, would you mind clearing something up for us? Who do you like better; me or Boobowski?

Sonic: Uh, well…

Tiara: Yeah, Sonic, which of us do you like better? Answer this, and it’ll be settled once and for all.

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee settled”. Get it? *Snickers*

*Splash, Seedra, and Marine laugh at it, as always*

Amy: Well? Are you going to answer, or what?

Sonic: Well, you see… I, uh…

Tiara: …

Amy: …

Sonic: GOTTA JUICE! *Speeds through the portal*

Amy: Hey! Wait up! *Goes after him*

Tiara: *Same*

*Everyone else goes through the portal as well*

Meanwhile, in the past, inside of a crystallized cave at the Ice Cap Zone…


Bark: So, you’re saying that you haven’t been able to get in touch with the Chaotix at all?

Slush: That’s right. I’ve been trying for at least an hour now, and nobody’s answered. That’s quite unusual, since they always bring that communicator with them, wherever they go. I certainly hope nothing’s happened to them…especially since Robotnik was boasting about them getting beaten by the Wind Goddess, Storm…

Bark: My guess is that something happened to the device. I highly doubt they got themselves killed. Those guys aren’t easy to get rid of.

Slush: Maybe you’re right.

*Suddenly, a blue warp hole appears*

Slush: Huh?

Bark: What the…?

*The Chaotix and the rest of the heroes come through it*

Vector: Hey, you guys! Sorry fa droppin’ by!

Silver: Yeah. We just got back from the future, and these time portals usually send to completely random locations.

Slush: The future, huh? I suppose that explains why I couldn’t get in touch with you guys. I’ve been trying for the last hour, but… I wasn’t getting a signal from you guys.

Sonic:  So, we’re not interrupting anything, are we?

Bark: Oh, ha ha. That’s REAL funny.

Slush: We were just simply talking, and that was it!

Charmy: Suuuuuurrreee you were! *Snickers*

Marine: *Snickers, too*

Slush: I’m serious!

Bark: Exactly, we WERE talking! Shortly before you got here, Slush was just saying that she was wondering what happened to you guys.

Charmy: Oh, okay. If you say so. *Whispers to Marine* They were probably about to make out, or something. *Snickers again*

Marine: *Same*

Slush: *Glares at him* I heard that, you little insect!

Charmy: Uhhhh, heard what?

Slush: Ugh, forget it. Anyway, the reason I’ve been trying to get in touch with you guys, is because I have some bad news…

Vector: Really? What’s the problem?

Slush: Well, first of all, I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be able to continue working as a spy for you guys. I’m starting to think the old doctor’s onto me…

Charmy: You’re calling HIM old? Aren’t you like, way, WAY older than he is, though?

Slush: Oh, you know what I mean! That’s just a figure of speech.

Vector: Robotnik’s onto you, ya said? What makes ya say that?

Slush: Robotnik was deep in thought, wondering how you guys always knew about his plans before he had the chance to put them into effect. He thought long and hard about the situation, and eventually came to the realization that there’s a spy around his base somewhere. After that, he started questioning me about it, as if he knows that I’m the one who’s been leaking that information.

Sonic: Man, that sucks. I guess Ro-butt-nik’s a little smarter than we gave him credit for.

Slush: That’s the same thing I said. Now, for the other bit of news… I found out from Shadow that-

Knuckles: Yeah, we know. Mephiles is back. Is that what you were going to say?

Slush: Well, yeah, how did you know?

Knuckles: That’s because we just got finished dealing with him a little while ago, but then he ended up escaping.

Mighty: Yeah. He’s the reason why were in the future in the first place.

Slush: I guess that explains it.

Splash: Yes, and we also know that Squash is in cahoots with him.

Slush: So I’ve heard.  About half an hour ago, I had to stop her from trying to kill Scorch.

Splash: Wait, what!? She tried to kill Scorch!? What for!?

Slush: This was all Mephiles’ doing, of course. He’s using Squash to do his dirtywork for him. According to Shadow, Scorch has become Mephiles’ primary target ever since last month. He’s planning to have her killed, so he could get ahold of the Fire Element Gem and unleash that Iblis creature again!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Slush: I don’t know what Mephiles told Squash exactly, but whatever it, it was obviously a lie; and needless to say at this point, it worked.

Silver: GRRR… I should’ve KNOWN he’d try something like this again!

Blaze: Ugh! This SO typical of him!

Splash: Does Scorch know about all this!? If not, then we need to warn her as soon as possible!

Slush: I already have, so she’s perfectly aware of the situation.

Espio: Now that she’s been informed, I guess all we need to do now is track Mephiles down and have him sealed up again. Speaking of a which, would you happen to know where the Scepter of Darkness is, by any chance?

Slush: Shadow, the bat, and the robot that I forget the names of, came to Dr. Robotnik’s base when it was broken and in need of repairs, and got him to fix it. Robotnik said that he’d have it ready within an hour, and since one has already passed, I think it’s safe to assume that it’s finished, and in Shadow’s possession. They’re most likely on the hunt for Mephiles right now, as we speak.

Splash: I’m glad to hear it. While those three are tracking Mephiles, why don’t we try finding Squash in the meantime, before she tries to attack Scorch again?

Blaze: Good idea. Squash deserves to know the truth about Mephiles. She needs to know just how much of a conniving creep he truly is. Also, we can’t afford to allow Iblis to run loose again. We have to put a stop to this at all costs!

Wechnia: Alright. Vector, you still have that detector, right?

Vector: I gave it back to Knuckles.

Wechnia: I see. Well, then, Knuckles… What does it say about Squash’s current location?

Knuckles: *Looks* Judging from the readings, there’s an Elemental Gem and two Chaos Emeralds located at the Sandopolis Zone.

Vector: A’ight, then let’s get movin’!

Charmy: Should we use Chaos Control again? We’ll be able to get there much faster that way.



Hee hee hee, “bee able”. Get it? *Snickers*

*Everyone anime falls again (except Splash, Marine, and Seedra; again, for obvious reasons)*

Charmy: Sorry, couldn’t resist!

Splash: *Giggles* Real cute, but let’s save those for later, okay?

Charmy: Okay.

Heavy: Pfft, like that’s going to work.

Slush: I’d like to come with you guys, but… I can’t. Having to go to two scorching hot areas in one day is more than I could bear.

Tails: Okay, we understand. What will you be doing in the meantime?

Slush: I’m going back to Robotnik’s base. What about you, Bark?

Bark: I think I’ll tag along with these guys again.

Sonic: Alright then. Let’s blast through with sonic speed!

Once again, the group of heroes used the power of the real and fake Chaos Emeralds to create another warphole, and jumped through it. They soon found themselves in the middle of the Sandopolis Zone.

Sonic: Looks like we’re here.

Honey: Yeah. That “Chaos Control” ability is definitely a quick and effective way of traveling.

Vector: Now that we’re here, whadda ya say we start lookin’ for Squash?

Mighty: Sounds good to me.

So then, they decided to move on. As they got further into the desert, they ended up coming across Team Dark, who were also on their way to stop Mephiles.

Ray: Wait a minute, isn’t that Shadow, Rouge, and Omega over there? *Points*

Charmy: Yep, that’s them! Hey, Knuckles, look! Your girlfriend’s here! *Snickers*

Marine: *Snickers, too*

Knuckles: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You’re NOT funny, Charmy.

Honey: Really, now? That bat is your girlfriend?

Knuckles: *Blushes* Uh, well, I, uh…

Honey: Aww, that’s so cute!

Charmy: Hee hee hee! Yep, she is! Last year when we when we were at the beach, I saw them ki-

Knuckles: *Bashes him on the head*

Charmy: OWWW! *Holds his head as a lump appears on it*

Knuckles: Okay, number one; exactly HOW many times are you going to keep bringing that up!? Number two; this ISN’T the time for your games, Charmy!

Heavy: By the way, Splash, I would just like to point out how much I love how you’re paying this absolutely no mind. When he does things like this, it isn’t so much as given a second glance, but had I done it, you would’ve blown a fuse.

Splash: …

Rouge: Hmm? *Looks back* Oh, hey! What a coincidence, bumping into you guys here!

Shadow: How very convenient for you all to show up. You couldn’t have picked a more appropriate time to come. I’ll take it that you’re searching for Mephiles as well?

Splash: That’s right. We’ve run into him a few times recently, and we’ve heard everything about his plans from Slush. We’re going to stop him before he even has the chance to act, but first, Squash is going to need to know the truth about him.

Charmy: I just thought about something… What if she doesn’t believe us? Remember what happened when we tried to tell Scorch that Robotnik was using her?

Splash: Hmm, that’s a good point…

Tikal: Yes, I mean… Even now, she still isn’t convinced! I feel so sorry for her…

Shadow: I see. Well, then… I guess this means we’ll have to prove it.

Omega: Yes. I could assure you that we can provide more than a sufficient amount of evidence to prove that Mephiles is deceiving her.

Splash: Okay. Is there any particular method that you have in mind?

Shadow: Yes, the answers can be found in the incident that took place eleven years ago. Perhaps if Squash learns of Mephiles’ true origin, then that’ll be enough to convince her. It certainly did the trick for Silver, when he was in her shoes at one point.

Silver: Don’t remind me.

Honey: Umm, Shadow, is it? That thing you’re holding… That’s the Scepter of Darkness, isn’t it?

Shadow: That’s right. This was the device I used to seal Mephiles eleven years ago, after that accident occurred at Soleanna’s laboratory. Now that it’s been fully repaired, I’m going to seal him up once again. And when I do, I’ll make sure that he doesn’t return this time.

Bark: Well, now that we’ve got that cleared up, why don’t we go ahead and start looking for them?

Shadow: Of course. Let’s get moving.

After reuniting with Shadow, Rouge, the Omega, the band of heroes quickly took off to begin their search for Squash and Mephiles. Just as they were taking off, a sudden bolt of lightning and a small gust of wind appeared in front of them, causing the heroes to come to a screeching halt.

*Shock and Storm appear in front of them*


Knuckles: You again!? If you’ve come here for another fight, then we’re ready for you this time!

Espio: That’s right. Since there’s no wind around for you to control, Storm, then we have the advantage this time around. Are you sure you want to challenge us again?

Storm: …

Shock: Coincidentally, it also isn’t raining anymore, either. As a result, you have no way of winning another lucky victory. I’d love to challenge you again, but now’s not the time.

Mighty: What do you mean?

Shock: I mean that we’ve come here to help you.

Seedra: You’re…helping us? Why?

Shock: Dr. Robotnik sent us here to lend you guys a hand in stopping that Mephiles guy.

Splash: I see. Are you two, by any chance, EG-003 and EG-004?

Shock: Yeah. I’m EG-003: Shock, the Goddess of Lightning.

Storm: I’m EG-004: Storm, the Goddess of Wind.

Splash: Ah, okay. I’m your older sister, Splash, the Goddess of Water. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Shock: Yeah, same to you. I’m gonna forge on ahead. Good luck trying to keep up with me and my lightning-fast speed.

Sonic: HA! Do you have any idea who you’re talking to? I’m Sonic, the world’s fastest hedgehog! I could run circles around you in seconds flat!

Shock: Oh, so you’re Sonic? I’ve heard all about you from Dr. Robotnik. I want to see for myself if you’re as fast as he says.

Sonic: Okay. Then let’s do this!

Shock: On your mark, get set… GO!!! *Takes off at lightning speed*

Sonic: *Same*

Tails: I guess Sonic has found himself another rival.

Shadow: Hmph. Let’s get one thing straight here. Sonic could have all the friends he wants, but I’M his rival. No question about it.

Knuckles: Yeah? Well, you’re gonna have to wait in line, because I’M Sonic’s rival!

Shadow: Oh, really? YOU’RE his rival? Since when?

Knuckles: Long before YOU ever showed up.

Shadow: That’s funny. All this time, I thought you were his sidekick.

Knuckles: What’d you say!?

Shadow: Did I stutter?

*They “anime lighting glare” at one another*

Rouge: *Gets between them* Hey, hey! Settle down, you two!

Splash: Really, you guys… Is this TRULY worth fighting over? Arguing over who Sonic’s in love with is already one thing, but this? Can’t we all make peace and get along? I mean, after all… We're supposed to be trying to find Mephiles, aren’t we?

Omega: Affirmative. EG-001 and Mephiles are top priority! Do not forget it!

Knuckles: Fine, whatever. *Takes out the detector*

Heavy: Back to the subject at hand, what does the radar say about their location?

Knuckles: According to the readings, they’re somewhere in the direction that Sonic and Shock ran off to.

Vector: Wow, ‘dat was pretty convenient, wouldn’t ya say?

Blaze: Yes. I don’t think we could afford to waste anymore time than we already have. As I said before, we can’t afford to allow Iblis to run free. We have to stop them as soon as possible!

Knuckles: Alright then, let’s go!

*They take off*

Meanwhile, off in the distance, the race between Sonic and Shock had come to an end. The two of them were evenly matched, and surprisingly, the two hedgehogs ended up crossing the “finish line” at the same time, which was right near a pyramid.


Sonic: So, what was that about me not being able to “keep up with [your] lightning fast speed”?

Shock: Alright, I’ll admit. I underestimated you, Sonic. You’re fast, but you definitely weren’t able to “run circles around [me]” like you said you would. This race might’ve ended up a draw, but I could assure you that the next one won’t!

Sonic: You got THAT right! I’m the one who’s gonna win next time!

Shock: We’ll just have to see about that now, won’t we?

???: *From inside of the pyramid* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! So far, that’s two Chaos Emeralds in our possession!

Sonic: That voice… It’s Mephiles! That’s definitely him, no doubt about it! I recognize that voice anywhere! I wonder who he’s talking to?

Shock: Well, there’s only one way to find out. Let’s go inside.

*They enter the pyramid*

Sonic: The voices are coming from this way. Shock, let’s hide for a bit and see what we could find out.

Shock: Right.

*They peek around the corner and find Mephiles, along with Squash*

Shock: So, that black echidna is Mephiles? He looks exactly like Knuckles and that red-eyed echidna with white fur!

Sonic: Yep, that’s him alright. I’m sure of it.

Shock:  Now, about that girl over there who looks like Storm and I… I’m going to assume that’s EG-001?

Sonic: Yeah. I don’t see who else it could be.

Charmy: Hee hee, “who else it could bee”.

*Knuckles and the rest of them arrive, as well*

Sonic: So, what took you guys so long?

Charmy: Hey, we weren’t THAT long!

Shock: *Covers his mouth* Shhhh! Not so loud! We’re trying to spy on them to learn some information!

Mephiles: I must say, Squash… You definitely seem to have a knack for emerald-hunting. So far, you’ve managed to find two of them without a detector. I must say, that’s quite impressive.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH! I know, isn’t it?

Charmy: “A knack for emerald-hunting”? Does he mean Nack the Weasel?

*People cover his mouth and “shush” him*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Well, now that we have these two emeralds, that only leaves five more to go! With all seven of them together, all of our dreams will finally come true, right?

Mephiles: Yes, that’s right. But before then, you still have the Fire Goddess to cope with, remember?

Squash: Oh, I haven’t forgotten. Hmph, I almost had her last time! If it weren’t for that Ice Goddess getting in my way, I would have beaten her for sure!

Mephiles: You’re always welcome to try again, you know. Just keep in mind… She’s bound to strike at any given moment now. As long as she is still able to breathe, your future is in constant jeopardy. Unless something is done about her, it will remain exactly as it is.

Squash: Got it. Tell me, Mephiles… Do you know where she is now?

Mephiles: Yes. I can confirm that she’s on her way to-

Shadow Comes from around the corner Stop it right there Mephiles!

Mephiles: What!? Shadow!?

*Everyone else comes from around the corner, as well*

Vector: ‘N’ that ain’t all! We’re here, too! The jig’s up, Mephiles, ya lyin’ scumbag!

Splash: That’s right! You’ve gone TOO far this time! Enough is ENOUGH, you scheming lowlife! How dare you!? How DARE you toy with Squash’s mind, feeding her a bunch of lies to get my sister killed, all for the purpose of furthering your own sick, twisted schemes!?

Knuckles: It ends right here and now, Mephiles!

Shadow: Precisely. Once again, you’re going down! For the last time!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh? Isn’t that what you said during our last two encounters?

Shadow: Maybe so, but this time, I’m sure of it. We won’t allow you to escape this time, Mephiles! This time, I’m going to make sure you won’t return!

With the help of Tails’, as well as Dr. Robotnik’s emerald detectors, the group of heroes was able to successfully track down Squash and Mephiles’ location. With all their powers combined, do they have what it takes to defeat Mephiles and foil his plans a fourth time? Will Shadow truly make due on his promise to dispose of him once and for all? Or will Mephiles manage to escape again? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on May 02 2011, 11:42 PM
Part 14

On the previous chapter of Elements of Power, Knuckles and company, after defeating the clones Mephiles left behind, departed from the future and returned to their own time period, thanks to the real and fake Chaos Emeralds that Tails and Bomb had in their possession. After that, they found themselves at the Ice Cap Zone, where they met up with Bark the Polar Bear and the Ice Goddess, Slush. From there, Slush explained to the heroes that Mephiles was using and manipulating Squash to further his goal of gaining all seven Chaos Emeralds, as well as releasing Iblis from the Fire Element Gem so that he could complete his transformation and wipe out all timeframes in existence. Using Tails’ emerald detector, Knuckles picked up a signal from the Stone Element Gem and two Chaos Emeralds at the Sandopolis Zone, and then he and the rest of the heroes Chaos Controlled their way over there.

While they were on the hunt for Squash and Mephiles, they ran into Shock, the Lightning Goddess, and Storm, the Wind Goddess, who were sent by Dr. Robotnik to lend a hand in stopping Mephiles’ plans from coming to fruition. Additionally, they also ran into Shadow, Rouge, and Omega, who were also on their way to stop him. When they got to the pyramid, they eavesdropped on Squash and Mephiles’ conversation, and overheard everything. Before Mephiles had the chance to point Scorch’s current location out to Squash, the heroes quickly came from around the corner and blocked her path.

The questions still remain: With all heroes banded together, do they have what it takes to put a stop to Mephiles’ plans again, for a fourth time? Will Shadow make due on his promise to permanently dispose of Mephiles? Or will he somehow manage to flee the scene again? Or even worse, could Mephiles somehow manage to overpower the group of heroes and succeed with his diabolical plans? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Squash: …

Hey, wait a minute… I recognize you! Well, some of you, at least. You’re the ones that Ivo wanted me to destroy back at the volcano! You were called…the Chaotix, right?

Vector: You got it!

Squash: Now then… If it isn’t too much trouble, would you mind telling me what’s going on, here?

Shadow: Oh, I’ll tell you what’s going on. Mephiles is playing you for a fool, that’s what! He’s been manipulating you from the very beginning!

Squash: Wait, what?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, now that’s preposterous!

Blaze: Oh, like hell it is! You have a history of doing things like this! You are no one to be trusted!

Mephiles: Is that so?

Silver: Yeah, like the time you told me that lie about the “Iblis Trigger”! Does THAT ring a bell!?

Splash: Squash, please hear us out! Just forget about everything Mephiles told you! Every, and I mean EVERY word of it was nothing but lies!

Seedra: Exactly! This guy is a total creep!

Squash: …

And you are…?

Splash: I’m your older sister, Splash, the Goddess of Water. They’re your younger sisters, Seedra, Shock, and Storm. They’re creations of Dr. Robotnik’s, just like you are.

Squash: I see. Now, back to the subject at hand… How can I be sure that what you’re telling me is true?

Charmy: Oh, come on! Since several people have said the same thing, there has to be SOME truth in it, right?

Heavy: That’s one of the most intelligent things I’ve heard you say in a while.

Squash: …

Mephiles: Squash, you don’t truly believe what they’re saying, do you? First of all, not only did I give you this information, but I backed it up with undeniable, concrete evidence. Secondly, these people are allied with Shadow the Hedgehog… The very person that you despise! The very same person who, after defeating you in battle, left you right there in the rain, knowing how much damage it would have done to you! Shadow could have ended your misery right there, but he instead chose to leave you to suffer a slow, painful death!

Squash: …

Shadow: No! That’s not true!

Squash: Shut up! That’s EXACTLY what you did! It all makes sense now… THAT’S why you spared my life after our battle!

Vector: Oh, gimme a break! What, do ya think he’s psychic, or somethin’? It ain’t like he had any way of tellin’ when it was gonna start rainin’!

Knuckles: Exactly! We were all out in the rain, too, you know. Nobody saw that coming!

Mephiles: Just keep in mind, Squash… These people are allied with Shadow. If they would associate themselves with someone like him, then what would make you think that they would be any more trustworthy than he is?

Shadow: W-WHAT!?

Squash: …

Rouge: I’ve heard enough! Just WHO do you think you are, huh!? If ANYONE around here isn’t trustworthy, then it’s you, and ONLY you!

Charmy: Yeah! You’re ROTTEN! And really, REALLY crazy, too!

Vector: Yeah, ya freakin’ psychopath!

*Everyone else says something similar*

Squash: ARRRRGGGGH!!! ENOUGH!!! You people don’t know what you’re talking about! I know for a fact that everything Mephiles told me is true! Like he said, he showed me concrete evidence of everything I needed to know! I’m destroying the Fire Goddess, end of story! I’ll change my future, one way or another! I won’t let ANYONE stand in my way! If you try to stop me, then I’ll destroy you, too!

Splash: Squash, you’re making a big mistake…

Squash: No, Splash, I’m CORRECTING one! Now get out of my way!

Vector: Not a chance, sistah! If ya wanna get ta Scorch, then you’re gonna hafta get through us!

Squash: Oh, I’d be MORE than happy to! *Takes the Stone Element Gem out of her tiara and places it into the ground*

*A small vibration occurs, and then tons of Pyrocks and Rockadiles emerge from the ground*

Blaze: What in the world ARE those ghastly things!?

Knuckles: These things, if I remember correctly, are called the “Pyrocks”. The alligator things… I’m not sure. It’s the first time I’ve seen them.

Squash: Pyrocks, Rockadiles! ATTACK! *Points*

*They charge toward the heroes and the battle begins*

Mephiles: (Hmm, this was a rather unexpected development, but I must admit, it’s entertaining, also! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Entertaining beyond words! I just love how their pitiful attempts to get through to Squash are falling on deaf ears! Even if they DO somehow manage to convince her, it won’t be that much of a loss. She’s expendable… Especially since I’m perfectly capable of destroying Scorch myself, as well as the fact that I already have two others on the hunt for the remaining Chaos Emeralds…)

*Cue flashback*

Nack: So, whatcha sayin’ is ' willin’ ta pay us money fa findin’ ‘dose Chaos Emeralds for ya?

Mephiles: Yes. The two of you will be rewarded most handsomely if you do.

Bean: …

Nack: A’ight, cool. How much’re ya talkin’, here? ‘Cause we ain’t doin’ it for any less than a million.

Mephiles: Well, how does two million sound?

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, yeah! You are DEFINITELY speakin’ my language here, bruddah! Well, how ‘bout ‘chu, Bean? Are ya up for it?

Bean: It definitely sounds tempting, but… I have my doubts.

Nack: Whadda ya doubtin’ for? It ain’t like we’re offered ‘DIS kinda money every day, y’know!

Bean: …

Okay, fine. Whatever, I’m in.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Then it’s settled! When you find the Chaos Emeralds, meet me at the Sandopolis Zone to collect your reward.

Nack: You goddit! C’mon, Bean, let’s get goin’!

*End flashback*

Mephiles: (Oh, yes… I’ll reward them, alright… With a one-way ticket to oblivion, that is! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!) *Broken pieces of rubble fly in his face from the Pyrocks and Rockadiles getting destroyed* Uhhhhhh!

Squash: NO! Not again! This can’t be! I guess I’ll have to deal with you myself!

Mephiles: Squash, I’ll leave you to take care of things from here.

Squash: Alright, just leave it to me! I’d be more than happy to! The sooner I take care of them, the sooner I could destroy Scorch!

Mephiles: *Leaves the room*

Shadow: Mephiles! *Skates after him*

Squash: *Steps in front of Shadow and blocks his path*

Splash: Squash, stop it! We don’t want to fight with you!

Blaze: Exactly! Why can’t you understand that Mephiles is only using you!?

Squash: How so!? Neither of you were there! I saw everything… Everything that happened in the future!

Silver: The future?

Squash: Thanks to Mephiles’ time travel powers, he was able to show me what happened 200 years from now! The world…it was completely destroyed! There were flames everywhere, burning everyone and everything in their path! It was all Scorch’s fault! SHE’S the one who caused all of this! Thanks to her, I…was persecuted and hunted down by humanity…*Begins to tear up* I was blamed and severely punished for a crime I never committed! I’ll NEVER forgive her for this!!! THAT’S why the Fire Goddess must be destroyed! So that I stop this before it ever takes place, and change the course of history!

Cream: …

I…feel so sorry for you, Miss Squash…

Cheese: Chao, Chao…

Squash: Bah! I don’t need your pity, little girl! All I need is for you all to get out of my way, I so I could destroy her! Or would you prefer to DIE!?

Mighty: Look, just calm down for a moment and listen to us, okay!? We're only trying to help you! Like Splash was saying before, everything Mephiles told you was a lie!

Splash: That’s right! Although it may seem that way, Mephiles is in NO way concerned about your well-being! He only cares about how useful you are to him!

Shadow: Precisely! Mephiles doesn’t care about anyone but himself, and only sees you and everyone else around him as nothing more than mere pawns to be manipulated!

Squash: …

Blaze: To add on to what they said, a value of a person’s life, to Mephiles, is solely on how useful he thinks they are! Once he decides that someone’s usefulness has run its course, then he’ll do anything he can do dispose of them, since in HIS mind, they no longer have a reason to live!

Cream: Everything they’re saying is true, you know. Mephiles is very, very bad! Please believe us…

Squash: …

Shadow: Squash, there’s something else you should know. The story about you getting persecuted 200 years into the future… Mephiles told ME the exact same thing a year ago!

Squash: Wait, what?

Shadow: Mephiles tried coaxing me into joining him in a rebellion against humanity, claiming that they were not only envious of my power, but feared it, and used the Flames of Disaster as an excuse to hunt me down. He even went so far as to claim that they reprogrammed Omega to fight against me!

Omega: …

Marine: 200 years into the future…? Strewth! Silver, Blaze, that’s our time period, ain’t it?

Silver: Yeah, it is.

Blaze: Indeed. We know exactly what it is that you’re referring to, Squash. That ruined future is where the three of us originated, and I could assure you that Scorch had NOTHING to with the destruction you saw!

Squash: She wasn’t!? Then who was it!? Who else but her is capable of generating THAT kind of fire power!?

Silver: This was all the work of a fiery monster named Iblis. He was the one responsible for destroying everything!

Squash: “Iblis”?

Blaze: Yes. It was an immortal creature that’s continued to destroy the world for the next two hundred years. Recently, he’s been sealed within the Fire Element Gem by Scorch… THAT’S the real reason why Mephiles is after her! He’s trying to get ahold of it so he could release Iblis from his prison!

Squash: …

I don’t get it.

Shadow: I didn’t think you would. Perhaps it’s better if we show you.

*They use Chaos Control to create another time portal and go through it*

Shadow: The answers that you need are right through this portal. Follow us if you want the truth. *Jumps through it*

Squash: *Follows him*

After jumping through the portal, they all found themselves at the hallway of Soleanna’s laboratory, eleven years into the past. Meanwhile, at Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base…

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… It’s all going according to plan!

Scorch: Really? What plan would that be, Dr. Robotnik?

Slush: Yes, do tell. (So I could forward this message right to the Chaotix.)

Robotnik: I’m planning to dispose of the Chaotix and the rest of my enemies by heading over to the Sandopolis Zone and planting one of my high-tech explosive devices at the pyramid! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Since those fools have already occupied themselves with Mephiles, they won’t even see it coming! They’ll all be blown to pieces before they even know what hit them!

Slush: It sounds like a plan, but there are a few things wrong with this strategy. Number one, what about Shock and Storm? How will they escape? And number two, won’t the Scepter of Darkness get destroyed in the explosion, causing Mephiles to be free again?

Robotnik: Those are some very valid points, Slush, but I’ve got it all under control. Before sending Shock and Storm to assist them in stopping Mephiles, I already warned them in advance, as well as giving them communication devices to remind them. Number two, after Mephiles has been captured, Shock and Storm could take the scepter and flee the scene before they get themselves caught in the explosion. After all, they do have the speed to pull this off.

Slush: Ah, I see.

Scorch: It sounds like you’ve really thought this through, Doctor!

???: Eee hee hee! Do you REALLY think it will be THAT easy?

*They look in the direction of the voice*

All three of them: DR. NEGA!?

Nega Robotnik: That’s right!

Slush: Great… Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse…

Scorch: What are you doing here!?

Robotnik: I was going to ask the same thing, because you’ve got a lot of nerve, showing your face around us again!

Slush: I couldn’t have put it any better myself!

Nega Robotnik: Easy, now! Easy! I’m not here to cause any trouble! I come in peace!

Slush: After all YOU’VE done, how do we know you could be trusted!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh? Look who’s talking! Are YOU, of all people, REALLY trying to accuse ME of not being trustworthy?

Slush: What do you mean!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Should I spell it out, or do YOU want to tell them?

Slush: (Ahhhh! Oh, no… I forgot! Because of last month’s incident, he knows my secret! He knows that I’ve been working as a spy around here! I can’t afford to let THIS happen! Robotnik’s already onto me as it is! I’d better change the subject and FAST!) So, Dr. Nega, how did you escape from the mental institution, anyway?

Nega Robotnik: It was all thanks to a series of earthquakes that have occurred recently at Station Square. I’m not entirely sure of all the details, but I believe it was shortly before a creature named “EG-001” was captured by the G.U.N. military.

Robotnik: Oh, I see… So this was HER handiwork! Anyway, Nega, if you aren’t here to cause any trouble, then why have you come?

Nega Robotnik: Well, first of all, I would like to take the time to apologize for my previous actions. I was out of line. Secondly, I’d like to call a truce. After all, we both have common goals of conquering this world and building our own ideal empire, and not to mention common enemies as well. Sonic the Hedgehog, Blaze the Cat… All of them! Aren’t you tired of them interfering with your plans all the time?

Robotnik: As a matter of fact, I am. Words alone aren’t enough to describe how much I despise those idiots, and I want to be rid of them as soon as possible!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! With our pure genius combined, who knows what we could accomplish?

Robotnik: …

Nega Robotnik: Well, what do you say? Should we work together again, for old time’s sake? *Extends his arm and holds out his hand*

Robotnik: …

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, are you sure we could trust this guy?

Slush: I’m with Scorch on this one. Trusting him would be no different from trusting Mephiles, which, by the way, HE’S responsible for reviving! *Glares*

Scorch: *Glares at him, too*

Robotnik: *In response to Nega* Alright, very well. *Shakes his hand* I’ll be keeping my eye on you, however.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Then it’s settled! Now, as I was saying as I was entering, your strategy is good for the most part, but there’s one small problem: They Chaos Emeralds. Sonic, Blaze, and the others could easily Chaos Control their way out of the area to avoid the explosion.

Robotnik: ARGH! I should’ve known! Well, then, Nega, what do YOU propose we do?

Nega Robotnik: Perhaps it’s better if I show you. *Points towards the exit* After you.

Robotnik: *Starts walking towards the door*

Scorch: *Grabs Robotnik by the arm* Wait!

Robotnik: Hmm? Scorch, what’s the matter?

Scorch: I wouldn’t do that if I were you… Nega’s probably trying to lure you into a trap, as far as we know!

Robotnik: Now, now, Scorch… There’s no need to be so paranoid.

Slush: This is Dr. Nega we’re talking about, here. As long as he’s around, we have every need to be paranoid.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… Still as skeptical as ever, I see. I could assure you, ladies, I bear you no ill will. There’s an invention of mine that I would like to show you.

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, didn’t you say you were going to keep an eye on him?

Robotnik: Alright, alright! Why don’t YOU go first, Nega?

Nega Robotnik: Alright then. This way, please.

*They go outside and find a huge robot that looks slightly similar to the Egg Emperor (from with Sonic Heroes), but with a more “futuristic” appearance*

Nega Robotnik: Behold my latest invention! The “Egg Galaxia”!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… That’s a rather interesting machine you’ve got there!

Nega Robotnik: You said that Sonic, Silver, Blaze, and all the others are busy battling Mephiles, correct?

Robotnik: Yes, why?

Nega Robotnik: Well, they’re all bound to be in a weakened state after the fight’s over, and I say we should take advantage of the opportunity by engaging them in another battle after afterwards! Since they’ll wind up exhausting all of their energy from fighting Mephiles, they won’t pose much of a challenge for us! While they’re weakened, we could destroy them once and for all!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sounds like a plan!

Nega Robotnik: If by some chance, I’m wrong, and they still have the energy to defeat us, then we could go with your bomb strategy as a last resort. Even if we are to be defeated, the Egg Galaxia is equipped with two escape pods that will allow us to flee the scene, while those pests, on the other hand, will meet their demise and get blown to pieces! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Scorch: …

Slush: (This is bad… I’d better inform them about this as soon as possible! I just hope I’ll be able to avoid getting caught…)

Oh, no! Just when things were started to look up for our heroes, things have suddenly gotten worse! Although they were successful in convincing Squash that she’s been being manipulated by Mephiles, they still have Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega to cope with! Even if they are to stop Mephiles again for a fourth time, will they be able to muster the strength to put stop to the two doctors’ diabolical plan? Find out next time in Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on May 13 2011, 01:23 AM
Part 15

Last time, on Elemental Chaos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the others confronted Mephiles and Squash in at pyramid at the Sandopolis Zone, following the signal of Tails’ and Dr. Robotnik’s emerald detectors. Just as Mephiles was about to point out Scorch’s location, the others quickly interrupted, blocking Squash’s path in the process. Afterwards, they all tried convincing the Stone Goddess that she was being deceived by Mephiles all along, and that he was only using her to do his evil bidding for him. Mephiles watched in amusement as their words fell on deaf ears, and as he did, it was revealed (while thinking to himself) that he “hired” Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite to collect the remaining Chaos Emeralds. Shortly afterwards, Mephiles left the room, leaving the heroes to continue squabbling with the Stone Goddess. After a while, however, they did manage to get through to her, and decided to prove that she’s been lied to all along, by taking her back into the past to learn about Mephiles’ true origin and motives.

Elsewhere, at Dr. Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base, the doctor revealed that he planned on taking advantage of the current situation. While Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes are dealing with Mephiles at the pyramid, Robotnik intends to plant one of his high-tech explosive devices without their knowledge, and killing them all before they have the chance to “know what hit them”. Slush then pointed out that it would not only destroy Knuckles and company, but the Scepter of Darkness as well, causing Mephiles to be freed from his imprisonment once again. Robotnik then assured her that this wouldn’t happen, since he informed Shock and Storm about the plan, and told them to use their speed to get themselves, as well as the Scepter of Darkness, out of the pyramid before it explodes.

After that, Dr. Nega, who’s recently escaped from the mental institution, showed up at Robotnik’s base, apologizing for his previous actions and offering a truce. He then formed another partnership with his ancestor, determined to be rid of his enemies once and for all. Despite the apparent remorse that he seems to have for his actions against them in the past, his apology fell on deaf ears with Scorch and Slush, as the two Goddesses still felt that he couldn’t be trusted.

Now, the questions still remain: Do Knuckles and the others have what it takes to foil Mephiles’ plans for universal destruction once again, for a fourth time? Even if they do, they still have Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega to contend with afterwards. Will they be able to muster the energy to defeat the two maniacal doctors? Find out on this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Robotnik: Just to refresh my memory, you said that the Egg Galaxia, in addition to having two control panels, is also equipped with a second escape pod in case of an emergency, correct?

Nega Robotnik: That’s right.

Scorch: Pffft. Knowing him, he probably only installed one. One for himself, that is. *Shifty eyes*

Slush: You said it.

Robotnik: …

Nega Robotnik: I would do no such thing!

Robotnik: Oh, really? Prove it.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… What’s this? You don’t trust me either?

Robotnik: Well, Nega, like I said before, I’m keeping an eye on you. We may be partners again for the time being, but that doesn’t mean I trust you; at least not entirely.

Nega Robotnik: *Reaches into his coat pocket and takes out a folded piece of paper* These are the original blueprints that I used to create the Egg Galaxia. See for yourself. *Hands it to Robotnik*

Robotnik: *Examines them* Ah, I see! Very good! Alright, let’s head over to the Sandopolis Zone to execute our plan!

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, wait!

Robotnik: Hmm? What is it now, Scorch?

Scorch: There’s a chance that Nega may still be lying! Sure, the extra escape pod may have been included in the blueprints, but that doesn’t mean he actually bothered to install it in the actual machine!

Robotnik: …

Slush: You know, that’s a good point…

Scorch: Please, Dr. Robotnik... Dont go...

Robotnik: …

Slush: …

Nega Robotnik: Oh, for Pete’s sake! *Walks over to the Egg Galaxia, presses a button, and opens the cockpit, showing two escape pods* As you can plainly see, there are TWO escape pods, just as designed it in the blueprints! Satisfied!?

Scorch: Hmph!

Robotnik: Well, I guess that settles it! Off we go now!

Scorch: Wait!

Nega Robotnik: Ugh, NOW what is it!?

Scorch: Well, I, uh…

Robotnik: …

Scorch: Come back safely okay, Dr. Robotnik?

Robotnik: Of course I will. I may have been beaten in the past, but I never go down that easily! No matter what! *Hops into the Egg Galaxia*

Nega Robotnik: *Same*

After hopping into the Egg Galaxia, the two doctors closed the cockpit, activated the machine’s jet boosters, and took off.

Slush: …! *Gasps*

*Cue flashback (from Episode 1, Part 14)*

Amy: …

You know, I wonder…

Splash: Hmm?

Amy: This might sound strange, and by that, I mean VERY strange, but… Does anyone else think that she might have…feelings for Robotnik?

Everyone: …

*They all stare at her with blank “WTF?” expressions on their faces*

Amy: Why’s everyone looking at me like that?

*A handful of people burst out laughing*

Amy: What’s so funny!?

Heavy: HAHAHAHAHAHA… That has to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard! Actually, no… Mephiles’ bogus “peace and prosperity” claim holds that title, but this one’s certainly a worthy contender!

Amy: Oh, come on! Surely, I’m not the ONLY one who saw Scorch blushing after Robotnik gave her that compliment about her looks!?

Ray: No, you’re not the only one. I saw it, too.

Amy: Thank you, Ray.

Tiara: …As much as I’d hate to admit it, I think Amy’s right about this one. I saw it with my own two eyes.

Amy: You see? Even Boobowski agrees with me!

*End flashback*

Slush:  (Oh, no… Could Amy, Ray, and that Boobowski girl have been right after all? Could it be that Scorch truly DOES have feelings for Dr. Robotnik!? No, just… NO! That can’t be! If so, then what could she possibly SEE in him!? Alright, I’ll admit… Even though I’ve gone behind his back quite a few times, he has kind of grown on me over the weeks, but not to THAT extent! Or maybe that teapot thing was right, and I’m just looking too much into this? If not, then Scorch is only opening herself up to get played for a fool again. It might have been by Dr. Nega the first time, but if my suspicions turn out to be correct, and if Dr. Robotnik discovers this, he may use it to his advantage…)

Scorch: Uhhh, are you okay, Slush? You look almost as if you’ve seen a ghost or something…

Slush: I’m fine, but tell me honestly, big sis… You don’t ACTUALLY have feelings for Robotnik, do you?

Scorch: What, this again!? Of course not! Like I said before, I was trapped for thousands of years, and since Dr. Robotnik was kind enough to release me, I work alongside him as an act of gratitude! Why is that so hard for people to grasp!?

Slush: Alright, if you say so.

Scorch: …You don’t believe me, do you?

Slush: Whether I do or not, that isn’t important right now. I have some unfinished business to attend to. *Starts walking away*

Scorch: Where are you going?

Slush: I’m going to the Sandopolis Zone to take part in the battle against Mephiles.

Scorch: Really? Are you sure you’ll be able to withstand that kind of heat? Sure, you were at the volcano earlier, but only for a few minutes. Fighting against Mephiles will definitely take a lot more time than that. If you’re over there for too long, you might end up melting!

Slush: That’s a risk I’m willing to take.

Scorch: Why don’t I go in your place? Being the Goddess of Fire, I could withstand warm temperatures a lot better.

Slush: I appreciate your concern, but my mind’s made up. I can’t just sit around and do nothing while everyone else, including Splash, are risking their lives against Mephiles. Also, I don’t trust Dr. Nega.

Scorch: Now that you put it that way, I guess you’re right. I’ll go with you. After all, I have something I owe Mephiles for telling Squash that lie to get me killed!

Slush: Alright then, let’s go. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.

Scorch: *Gets a running start, and flies away*

Slush: …

*Sighs* I certainly hope Scorch is telling the truth about not having feelings for Robotnik… Especially since several of her actions have indicated that it’s far more than just an act of gratitude. Ugh, I… I think I’m going to be sick, but I can’t worry about that right now. First, I need to get in touch with the Chaotix, and then I need to head over to the Sandopolis Zone. *Takes out her communicator and tries using it* Ah! Oh, no! The battery’s dead! I guess I have no choice but to tell them everything in person! But wait… What if the Robotniks end up catching me? I guess that’s another risk that I’m going to have to take!

Unable to contact that Chaotix because of her communicator’s battery’s being dead, Slush wasted no more time and took off, bound for the Sandopolis Zone to assist her friends in battling Mephiles, as well as warning them about the sinister plot that the two doctors have in store for them afterwards. Meanwhile, at the Sandopolis Zone’s pyramid, everyone had just got finished returning to their present timeline after showing Squash the truth about Mephiles.

Shadow: So there you have it. We showed you the incidents that took place eleven years ago and last year, as well as last month’s, when Iblis was sealed again by Scorch. Now do you understand? When Mephiles sent you to kill her, he wasn’t trying to help you create a better future. He was only trying to further his own goal of making all timeframes collapse into nothingness!

Squash: Yes… I understand everything now. It’s all clear as day. *Clenches her fist* You guys…were right all along! Everything you’ve been saying about him was true! Mephiles really HAS been using me all this time! How…how could I’ve been so blind!? How could I’ve been so… STUPID!?

Seedra: Now, now… There’s no need to start putting yourself down…

Squash: AUUUUGGGHH! *Angrily pounds the ground and smashes through it*

Charmy: WHOA!

Marine: Strewth!

Squash: I’LL KILL HIM! I’LL KILL HIIIIIIIIIIIIIM!!!

Fueled and blinded by rage, Squash started using her powers to cause an earthquake. As a result of the earthquake, the pyramid began to vibrate, and the ceiling began to collapse, with broken pieces of rubble raining down, which Silver caught with his telekinesis.

Sonic: Whoa, Squash! Chill!

Espio: Yes, before you bring down this whole building!

Vector: The buildin’? The entire PLANET is more like it! At least she will at ‘DIS rate!

Cream: Please calm down, Miss Squash!

Cheese: Chao, Chao…

Amy: Cream is right! This isn’t gonna solve anything!

*Everyone else says something similar*

Squash: HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE POSSIBLY EXPECT ME TO BE CALM AFTER WHAT HE DID!?

Tikal: We understand how you feel, and you have every right to be angry, but taking your anger out on those around you isn’t the right way to handle it!

Mighty: Tikal is right. Why don’t you save all that for Mephiles?

Squash: …

Alright, fine.

Wechnia: Now, that only brings us to the question… Exactly where did he go, anyway?

Squash: MEPHILES! WHERE ARE YOU!? COME OUT AND FIGHT ME!

Vector: Good grief! Are ya tryin’ ta make our eardrums explode, ‘or what!?

Espio: As loud as you often have your music playing, you ought to be used to this by now.

Charmy: Hee hee, “ought to bee used to this”. Get it? *Snickers*

Marine: Heh heh! Nice one, mate!

Splash: Yes, very nice, but this isn’t the time.

Squash: MEPHILES, DID YOU HEAR ME!? I SAID GET OUT HERE SO I COULD KICK YOUR ASS!!!

*Suddenly, a piercing energy beam is seen flying towards Squash*

Shadow: *Notices it* …! GET DOWN! *Tackles her, and the beam flies pass them and everyone else*

Squash: Shadow… You saved me, but why?

Shadow: It was no special reason. I’m just simply doing what needed to be done. Anyway, Mephiles, where are you!? Go ahead and show yourself!

*A dark mist suddenly appears in front of them, and forms into Mephiles’*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Here I am! Satisfied?

Squash: *Angrily marches up to Mephiles and punches him*

Mephiles: Uhhhhhh! *Stumbles backwards*

Before Mephiles had the chance to regain his composure, Squash continuously and relentlessly started pummeling him with a punching combo, and sent him crashing through the wall after the last hit, burying him under a pile of rubble.

Sonic: Nice one!

*Other people say something similar*

Tiara: Yeah, that’s for sure! He definitely deserved that.

Amy: I think even THAT was too good for him.

Splash: I couldn’t have put it any better myself. Our trip back into the past certainly told me a lot about Mephiles, as well, which I didn’t know before. Sure, I helped deal with him and Iblis last month, but I had no idea what his true personality was like, since he was in that deranged mindstate. Honestly, people like him just make me SICK! After all HE’S done, he doesn’t even DESERVE to live! I’m no fan of Dr. Robotnik, but he’s FAR less despicable than Mephiles is!

Tikal: That’s the same thing I said before.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… *Slowly stands up again* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Vector: …Am I missin’ somethin’, here? What’re ya laughin’ about!? You just got the crap kick out’ve ya!

Charmy: He did the same thing last year, after Knuckles and Rouge sent him flying from the altar!

Tails: He must be some kind of sick masochist, then.

Charmy: Mass-uh-WHAT?

Bomb: A masochist is someone who enjoys having pain inflicted on them.

Charmy: Whoa, he really IS crazy!

Heavy: Really? What was your first clue?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA! To answer the question, I would just to point out how amusing I think this is…

Squash: What’s amusing, me pounding your face?

Mephiles: I’m talking about the sheer irony of this situation. *Turns to Splash* Do you honestly think that Scorch is any better than me?

Splash: What do you mean!?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What… Don’t tell me you didn’t know? Thousands of years ago, she, too, attempted to destroy this world!

Splash: …

Mephiles: But don’t just take MY word for it… I’m sure SHE could tell you all about it. *Points to Tikal*

Tikal: That may be true, but Scorch has changed a lot since then. You, on the other hand, haven’t changed one bit! You’re still the same cruel, heartless monster you’ve always been!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… Yes, she’s “changed” so much that she’s been hatching world domination schemes alongside that scientist.

Squash: Oh, shut up! I’ve heard enough! Your mind games aren’t going to work anymore, Mephiles! I don’t want to hear ANYTHING else you have to say! Just stop talking and fight already!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Then so be it! I’m not in the least bit bothered by the fact that they’ve turned you against me, and do you know why? It’s because you’re expendable. Not only am I perfectly capable of ending Scorch’s pathetic life myself, but I already have two others on the lookout for the remaining Chaos Emeralds. So, in short, Squash, the Goddess of Stone, you are no longer of any use to me! *Powers up a blue energy ball* Prepare yourself for a one-way ticket to oblivion!

Squash: We’ll see about that! *Runs toward Mephiles, raising her fist* HAAAAAAAAH!

Mephiles: DIE! *Blasts her*

Squash: Uhhhhhhhhh! *Falls backwards*

Seedra: Squash! Are you okay?

Squash: I’m fine… *Gets back up* Everyone, stay back and leave him to me! I owe Mephiles for what he did, and I’m going to pay him back in full!

Shadow: Sorry, but we can’t do that. We have a few things we owe him as well.

Squash: But you don’t understand… I’M the one responsible for freeing him in the first place, so it’s up to ME to stop him again!

Sonic: I understand where you’re coming form, but around here, things don’t work out that way. We’re all in on this together! Now, let’s show that creep the REAL superpower of teamwork!

Squash: …Fine. Just don’t get in my way.

Mephiles: DROWN IN DARKNESS!

After shouting those words, Mephiles once again used his powers to transform the floor everyone was standing on into a pool of dark liquid. Shortly afterwards, two large, shadowy hands grabbed everyone, constricting them of any movement.

Everyone: UHHHHHH!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! At last, I finally have you bothersome insects right where I want you! You can’t move now, can you? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How convenient for me! Now that you are unable to dodge my attacks, killing you will be much easier!

Espio: Ihhh…! You coward!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA! As simple as it would be to kill you right here and now, I have something a little more…satisfying in mind. Considering the fact that I’ve known a majority of you for at least a year now, and you’ve gotten in my way at each in every turn, I personally think a quick death is too good for you. Especially you, Shadow the Hedgehog, my nemesis of eleven years!

*The hands start squeezing them*

Everyone: AAAAAHHHHH!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHA… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Once again, it looks like the heroes have gotten themselves in another tight situation. Will they ever be able to break loose from grasp of the dark, liquefied creature that Mephiles summoned? If so, will they be able to muster the strength to defeat their deadly adversary once and for all? Even if they do, will they be prepared for the two Robotniks, who are on their way? Speaking of a which, will Slush be able to warn the heroes in time before the doctors’ plan is put into effect…without blowing her cover? Find out next time on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on May 18 2011, 01:43 AM
Part 16

Previously, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes arrived at the Sandopolis Zone’s pyramid, which Mephiles and Squash were using as their “base of operations”. While they were there, they decided to take the opportunity to convince Squash that Mephiles had simply been using her all along. Initially, the Stone Goddess wasn’t convinced, but after taking her back in time to learn about Mephiles’ true motives and origin, she was lured over to the heroes’ side. Fueled by rage, Squash challenged Mephiles to a fight, and insisted that she takes him on alone.

However, Sonic and Shadow convinced her that it wasn’t just her own problem, and that they, too, had their own reasons for wanting to battle him. When the battle started, the heroes had the upper hand, but Mephiles retaliated by summoning a large, dark, shadowy creature to get them caught in its grip, attempting to squeeze the life out of them. Could it be that the heroes are finally going to meet their ends at the “hands” of Mephiles? Or will they find some way to overpower him, as they’ve done quite a few times in the past? Even if they do, will they have the strength to deal with the two Robotniks and their new machine, the “Egg Galaxia”? Will Slush arrive in time to warn them about their plan before it’s too late? Also, will she be able to pull it off without her cover getting blown? Find out on this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

Here, we begin this part of the story at the entrance of Dr. Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base, shortly after Scorch and Slush left to take part in the battle against Mephiles.


Nack: *Comes from the bushes* A’ight, Bean. It’s da close as clear. ‘De ice hag is gone.

Bean: *Comes out* So, exactly what’re we here for, anyway?

Nack: It’s simple. Robotnik most likely has one o’ dem emerald detector things at ‘is base, ‘n’ we’re gonna get ahold’ve, so we could find ‘da rest o’ dem Chaos Emeralds! ‘N’ if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll end up findin’ an emerald around da base, along WIT’ da detector! ‘N’ after we geddem all, we’re gonna be filthy, stinkin’ RICH! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bean: Umm, yeah. Whatever.

Nack: …

Y’know, Bean… You don’t seem like your usual self. Is somethin’ botherin’ ya?

Bean: That guy… He said his name was Mephiles the Dark, didn’t he?

Nack: Yeah, so?

Bean: Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he the same guy that Knuckles and his friends told us about before? The one who they trapped in the Master Emerald for trying to destroy the world?

Nack: Holy crap! Come ta think’ve it, you’re right! I thought da guy’s name sounded familiar!

Bean: Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust that guy. Not in the least.

Nack: Why’s ‘dat?

Bean: For starters, the guy is a nutcase. Secondly, how do we know that he has as much money as he claims? How do we even know for sure that he has any intention of paying us to begin with? As far as we know, he may very well end up pulling a Robotnik on us.

Nack: …

Y’know, Bean, ‘dose are some good points, but ah’m still lookin’ for de emeralds, anyway.

Bean: What!? Are you serious!?

Nack: Well, yeah, of course I am! I nevah pass up an opportunity ta earn ‘DAT kinda cash!

Bean: *Facepalm* Are you out of your mind!? Don’t be an idiot, Nack! Haven’t you learned anything from our experiences with Robotnik in the past!? If HE didn’t deliver on his promise to pay us for our services, then what makes you think Mephiles will!?

Nack: Whoa, whoa! Take a chill pill, will ya? Ya didn’t even gimme ‘da chance ta explain myself!

Bean: Okay then, what is it? Personally, I don’t think any explanation you come up with can justify that kind of stupidity.

Nack: Will ya just shaddap ‘n’ listen!? Like I was sayin’, I’m still gonna collect ‘da Chaos Emeralds, but if Mephiles truly don’t got ‘da money ta pay us, ‘den ah’mma bussa cap in ‘em!

Bean: Oh, yeah. Now THAT’S reassuring. *Rolls his eyes* Even so, what will that solve? That won’t change the fact that we’ll have wasted our time tracking down the Chaos Emeralds for an award we’re not going to get.

Nack: True, but even if Mephiles ain’t got da cash, we could always sell ‘em ta somebody who does. Ain’t ‘dat da reason we were tryin’ ta find ‘em in ‘da first place, even before we met ‘im?

Bean: …

Come to think of it, you’re right. What’re we waiting for, then? Let’s go inside, grab that detector, and find the emeralds so we could earn some cold, hard cash!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Now you’re speakin’ my language! I knew ya’d come around! A’ight, let’s go!

After their conversation was over, Nack and Bean finally entered Robotnik’s base and began searching for an emerald detector, as well as a possible Chaos Emerald, which was suspected to be around there somewhere. While the two crooks were in the process of storming the base, Knuckles’, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were still in the middle of their battle with Mephiles. Using his darkling powers, he was able to summon a large creature from the shadows, which still had everyone in its deadly grip.

Everyone: AAAAAAHHHHH!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, that’s right! Crush them all! I want to see them SUFFER! Keep going until each and every bone or circuit in their bodies is broken!

Charmy: Ihhhh…! W-What’re we gonna do, you guys!?

Vector: I dunno, but we’ve gotta break outta this somehow! Bomb, you could blast us outta here, can’t ‘cha?

Bomb: I could, but then I’d run the risk of blowing you up along with the monster.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, now that’s too bad, isn’t it? *Notices the red and green Chaos Emeralds that Bomb and Shadow dropped* Hmm? What’s this? *Walks over to them and picks them up* Yes, just as I thought! They’re Chaos Emeralds! HAHAHAHAHAHA! That makes four of them so far… And I, of course, have YOU to thank for the first two, Squash!

Squash: GRRRR…

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just three more to go and I’ll have all seven of them within my grasp!

Shadow: Tell us! Who was it that you “hired” to collect the rest of the emeralds for you!?

Mephiles: I don’t recall their names, but one of them was a green duck with a red bandana, and a purple weasel with a brown hat. I believe one of them called themselves “Nack the Sniper”, or was it “Fang the Weasel”?

Knuckles: So, the two of THEM are involved in this!? Why does that NOT surprise me one bit!?

Vector: Sheesh… Can ya BELIEVE that idiot!? How many times is ‘e gonna continue makin’ these kinda deals with people that can’t be trusted!?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Very soon, those two are going to be delivering the rest of the emeralds to me, and then my plan will be nearly complete! When that time comes, I’ll be sure to “award” them alright… With a one-way ticket to oblivion, that is! After that, the only thing that’ll be left to do is free Iblis from his captivity! With Iblis’ freedom, as well all seven Chaos Emeralds in my possession, the two of us can become one again! When that time comes, we’ll erase every inch and corner of this universe, and replace it with a grand new one, created in our own image! In order for that to happen, Scorch’s destruction is required! Well, not necessarily “required”… It’s possible to obtain the Fire Element Gem by other means, I just happen to think that’s the easiest, most satisfying solution! What’s the fun in going through all the trouble in getting it, if blood isn’t spilled in some way, shape, or form? HAHAHAHAAHAHHA…

Everyone: …

*Everyone looks extremely pissed off*

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Splash: OH THAT DOES IT! *Liquefies and drips through the hand’s fingers*

Mephiles: W-WHAT!?

Splash: I WON’T LET YOU TOUCH HER!!!

After turning into her liquefied form and dripping through the hand’s grasp, Splash shot towards Mephiles and crashed into him, causing him to get sent flying through the wall again.

Splash: *Solidifies* I’ve HAD it with you! You and your evil ways REALLY turn my stomach! Like I said before, you’re even WORSE than Robotnik, and I’m getting SICK of it! Time and time again, you’ve used and manipulated people around you, treating them as nothing more than mere tools to be used and disposed of when they’re no longer needed! You filled Squash’s head with nothing but lies to get my sister killed, not only for the purpose of furthering your sick, twisted goals, but for your own personal amusement, as well! That’s on top of the fact that you and Iblis have caused so much destruction already… You’ve taken SO many innocent lives, and you just DON’T know when to stop!!! How many people have you killed!? Hundreds!? Thousands!? HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE BEFORE YOU STOP KILLING!?

Everyone: …

Vector: Whoa, ‘n’ I thought it was scary, seein’ Blaze blow a fuse…

Blaze: …

Charmy: Yeah, I’d sure hate to be Mephiles right about now!



Get it, “bee Mephiles”? *Snickers*

Splash: *Glares at him*

Marine: It doesn’t look like she’s in the mood, mate.

Charmy: Sorry, sorry! I’m shutting up RIGHT now!

Heavy: Well, it’s about TIME! Anyway, now that she’s free, we need to focus on getting loose, ourselves. Bomb, is it possible for you to explode, using only enough power to harm the creature, rather than everyone else around you?

Bomb: Unfortunately, that’s not possible, since you’d all be within the range of the explosion.

Shadow: I have another idea. Squash, didn’t you say before that you have the power to control anything that’s made out of stone?

Squash: Yeah, so?

Shadow: Well, why don’t you take a look around you?

Squash: You’re right! This entire pyramid is made out of stone! I’ll see what I can do.

Following Shadow’s advice, Squash used her powers to summon a sharp stone pillar from the ground, launched it at the creature’s hands with a telekinetic force, and stabbed through it, killing the monster and causing it to lose its grip on everyone.

*Insert loud growl here, as it dies*


Charmy: Yay! We’re free again!

Marine: That was bonza!

Knuckles: Alright, Mephiles! No more games! It’s time we’ve settled this once and for all!

Shadow: Yes, and like I said before, we won’t allow you to escape this time! This is one battle you won’t be walking away from!

Mephiles: *Gets up* What, and pass up an opportunity to destroy you? I wouldn’t dream of it! This time around, you WILL die! It’s time we’ve finally put an end to our eleven-year feud, don’t you agree? All of you, prepare yourselves for a one-way ticket to oblivion! *Creates a bunch of clones of himself*

*The heroes and the Mephiles clones charge toward one another and begin the battle*

Meanwhile, outside of the pyramid, far into the distance…


Scorch: So, this is the Sandopolis Zone. Judging by how quiet it is around here, the battle against Mephiles must be taking place inside of the pyramid. I wonder what’s keeping Slush? Perhaps she’s decided not to come after all? It’s either that, or she took a different route. In any case, I’m sure she’ll show up eventually, since she was so dead-set on coming here, even after I warned her about the heat. In the meantime, I’m gonna head over to the pyramid to put Mephiles in his place! When that’s all said and done, maybe then I’ll settle my score with-…!

*Cue flashback*

Tikal: Scorch, it’s not too late, you know. You can still abandon Robotnik before he turns on you.

Scorch: Enough about that! Robotnik ISN’T using me, okay!?

Tikal: Like I said before, I’m only trying to-

Scorch: Yeah, yeah. I know. You’re trying to help me, right? I told you before; I don’t need, nor do I WANT any help from you!

Tikal: I know you’re still angry about the incident from all those years ago, but please hear me out! I know we haven’t gotten along very well in the past, but still… I just don’t want to see you get hurt!

Scorch: Why do YOU care, anyway?

Tikal: Because… When we first met, you were bad to the core. As I said before, you were hardly any better than Iblis or Mephiles, but now…you’re different. I could see that you’ve changed a lot since then. I know that deep down inside, you’re a good person. And besides, I saw how heartbroken you were while you were under the impression that the real Robotnik had used and betrayed you. I just don’t want you to have to feel that same sadness all over again. I’m pretty sure Splash doesn’t want that, either.

[…]

Tikal: It’s quite a shame that things have to be this way between us, Scorch. To tell you the truth, I really wish that you didn’t hate me, because I don’t hold a grudge against you. I never have, in fact.

[…]

Tikal: […] does this mean we can put the past behind us and let bygones be bygones?

*End flashback*

Scorch: Gah… Why is it that even now, I STILL can’t stop thinking about this…? As soon as I begin to have thoughts of getting my revenge on Tikal, THAT keeps popping up! What’s going on…? Am I…getting soft? Could it be…that I’m actually starting to like her…? No, just…NO! That can’t be! I’ve spent thousands of years trapped because of her!


*Sighs* Ever since that day, I’ve dreamed of nothing but revenge. Part of me still wants to rip her to shreds, but the other part…really does want to “let bygones be bygones”. Honestly, she’s made it a lot harder for me to hate her now, especially since she’s been shown to have such a warm and caring heart, just like Splash. Although I’ve never had a nice thing to say to her, and even tried to kill her a few times, she’s still managed to show concern for me…

???: Aww, now isn’t that touching?

Scorch: Huh!? *Turns around* Slush, it’s you… How long have you been there, exactly?

Slush: Long enough to hear you talking to yourself, let’s just put it that way.

Scorch: Listen, you cannot tell anyone, especially Tikal, that I said that!

Slush: Why not? What are you so ashamed of?

Scorch: If word gets out about that, it’ll destroy my reputation! Even I’VE got an image to keep, you know.

Slush: …

Okay, whatever. Your secret’s safe with me. This conversation never happened.

Scorch: Good.

Slush: By the way, did you see the Robotniks pass by?

Scorch: No, I didn’t. It’s either we’re ahead of them, or it’s the other way around.

Slush: (I certainly hope it’s the latter. If so, then there’s still time to warn everyone about this! If not, then I’ll just have to deactivate that bomb somehow, before it’s too late!) *Runs off*

Scorch: *Follows*

Elsewhere, back at the battlefield, everyone was still fighting off Mephiles and his clones. As before, no matter how many of them they destroyed, they continued to re-spawn.

Bark: Man, there’s just no end to these guys!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… Surely, you must have realized that you cannot hope to stop ME with your limited power?

Espio: You’re awfully full of yourself for someone who’s been defeated at least three other times prior to this battle.

Mephiles: …

Shock: Yeah. If you’re as powerful as you claim, then why do you need Iblis?

Mephiles: Oh, don’t get me wrong… With or without Iblis, I still possess enough power to send you all to oblivion. It’s just that merging with him is the quickest, most effective way of wiping everyone and everything out of existence.

Storm: Exactly what do you hope to accomplish, here? You said you were aiming to erase everyone from existence, right? Doesn’t that also include you?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Your concern is touching, it really is! However, there is nothing to worry about, as Iblis and I will be protected by the power of the Chaos Emeralds. Secondly, wouldn’t you all like to live in a-

Vector: Oh, gimme a BREAK! Are you freakin’ serious? Are you REALLY tryin’ ta pull that “peace and prosperity” crap on us again?

Knuckles: Yeah, because it’s a lie! Like I told you earlier, that’s something that no one in their right mind would believe!

Sonic: Seriously, not even Knuckles is gullible enough to buy THAT one, and he’s been tricked by Ro-butt-nik about a thousand-

Knuckles: *Glares*

Sonic: Okay, bad choice of words.

Blaze: You’ve lost all credibility a long time ago, Mephiles. Knuckles is right; after your recent displays of sadism, as well as everything you’ve done before then, no one in their right mind would believe that you’re destroying this world to replace it with a peaceful one!

Silver: Yeah, so save that bogus story for someone who’s never met you!

Heavy: I honestly doubt he’s trying to convince us this time around. He can’t seriously think, at this point, that we’d be stupid enough to buy that. I have the strangest feeling that he’s simply stalling for something.

Bomb: You just may be onto something, Heavy.

Mephiles: …

Mighty: Yeah, I mean, after all, he DID say that he “hired” Nack and Bean to collect the rest of the emeralds for him.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… That’s quite perceptive of you! Now, what do you say we put an end to all the chatter and finish this?

Wechnia: That’s fine with us. We’re ready when you are.

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA… Behold the power of the Chaos Emeralds!

Shortly after that, Mephiles released the four emeralds into the air, and absorbed their power. Due to the fact that he didn’t have all seven, he was unable to undergo a super transformation. He did, however, manage to get a power boost.

Mephiles: *Starts charging up a large energy beam* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Dodge this one if you can, fools! Although, I think it’s fair that I warn you that this next attack will be powerful enough to destroy this entire pyramid, and I highly doubt you’ll be able to escape in time!

Vector: Ah, CRUD!

Sonic: Uh oh! That doesn’t sound good!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, of course it does! For ME, that is!

Tikal: We have to do something!

Charmy: Yeah, but what CAN we do, though!?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I’ll tell you what you can do… You can all stand there and DIE, you bothersome insects! It’s time I’ve crushed you beneath my heel! *Hovers into the air* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR YOUR ONE-WAY TICKET TO OBLIVION!!!

Upon hovering into the air, Mephiles fired a large emerald-powered energy beam at everyone. Just in time before it hit, Tails used his fake emerald to create an energy shield to protect everyone from Mephiles’ attack.

Mephiles: WHAT!?

Tails: Ihhhh…!

Sonic: Whew! Nice going, Tails! So far, this is the second time I’ve been saved by that fake emerald!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… Yes, you may have been saved for the time being, but you are merely delaying the inevitable! Soon, that shield is going to run out of energy, and all of you will meet your demise!

Thanks to some quick thinking, Tails was able to save himself and everyone else from Mephiles’ deadly onslaught…for the time being, at least. How long will he be able to keep this up? Will our heroes find a solution to this problem before they get themselves caught in Mephiles’ emerald-powered energy beam? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on May 23 2011, 03:43 AM
Part 17

On the last chapter of Elemental Chaos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company resumed their battle against Mephiles at the Sandopolis Zone’s pyramid, determined to settle things with the villain once and for all. During the battle, the heroes ended up getting held down by a creature that Mephiles summoned from the shadows, and was on the verge of squeezing them all to death. Using her power to control stone surfaces, Squash formed a stone pillar, and launched it at the monster with a telekinetic force, destroying it and freeing herself and everyone else from its grasp. After that, Mephiles once again summoned an army of clones to aid him. As with all the other times, they continued to come back for more, no matter how many of them the heroes managed to fight off.

After a brief “intermission”, Mephiles tried something drastic. Using the power of the four Chaos Emeralds in his possession, he absorbed their power, but since he didn’t have all seven, he was unable to undergo a “super” transformation. Regardless, he still managed to get a power boost, and quickly fired a large emerald-powered energy beam at everyone, which was powerful enough to not only destroy the heroes, but the entire pyramid, as well. Before the blast could come in contact with them, Tails used the fake emerald that he created to generate a barrier around everyone. However, that was only a temporary solution to the problem, since it’s bound to run out of energy, eventually.

With the barrier on the verge of getting pierced through, do the heroes even have a chance of defeating Mephiles anymore? Even if they do manage to avoid it somehow, will they be quick enough to escape from the pyramid before they get themselves caught in the explosion? Also, even if they do emerge victorious, will they have the energy to deal with the Robotniks and their machine, the “Egg Galaxia”? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

Meanwhile, deep into Robotnik’s Mystic Ruins base…

*A bunch of broken robot parts are everywhere*


Nack: Well, Bean, whadda ya know? It’s just as we thought… ‘Dere was a detecta right here in ‘dis base, ‘n’ a Chaos Emerald along widdit!

Bean: Heh heh heh! Awesome! Now, all we need to do is find the other six, so we could receive our pay! If Mephiles doesn’t have it, in which he most likely doesn’t, we’ll just kill him and find someone else who’s willing to buy them. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for us!

Nack: Yep! As usual, you’re definitely speakin’ my language!

Bean: …

You always say that.

Nack: Ah, c’mon! Woik wit’ me here, okay? It’s one o’ my catchphrases! It’s kinda like how you’re always yellin’ “Dynamite Power” every time ya throw one o’ dem bombs!

Bean: Okay, whatever. Anyway, let’s go track down the rest of the emeralds.

Nack: Yeah, sure. Preddy soon, da two’ve us are gonna be swimmin’ in a truckload o’ cash! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bean: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Just as the two crooks were laughing maniacally, a long, robotic arm suddenly stretched toward them and swiped the Chaos Emerald right from Nack’s hand.

Nack: WHAT ‘DA…!?

*They look in the direction that it came from, and it turns out to be Z.E.R.O. (the robot who chased Amy in Sonic Adventure)*

Bean: Huh!? Who IS that, and where did he come from!?

Nack: Looks like it’s one o’ Robotnik’s hunks o’ junk!

Z.E.R.O.: …

Nack: Look, I dunno where ya came from, pal, but we stole ‘dat emerald, fair ‘n’ square! Ya beddah give it back, or ah’mma hafta bussa cap, y’hear!? *Aims his gun at him*

Z.E.R.O.: *Aims a small beam of light at Nack and puts a cursor around him*

Nack: Eh? What’s ‘e doin’?

Bean: I don’t know, but I’d get out the way if I were you!

Z.E.R.O.: *Stretches his arm again and punches Nack right in the jaw*

Nack: Uhhhhhh! *Falls over*

Bean: Ouch… Now I know THAT must’ve hurt!

Z.E.R.O.: *Sets his sights on Bean*

Bean: *Takes out a bomb* Alright, you piece of junk! It’s time you’ve learned the TRUE meaning of the words “Dynamite Power”!

Nack: Ya see what I was talkin’ ‘bout? *Gets up*

Bean: Nevermind that, let’s just focus on taking this guy down and getting that emerald back!

Nack: A’ight, ‘den let’s get ‘em! Eat lead, chump! *Starts blasting him*

Bean: DYNAMITE POWER! *Starts tossing bombs at him*

*An explosion occurs*

Bean: Heh heh heh! That should take care of him, wouldn’t you say?

Nack: Ya beddah believe it!

*The smoke clears, and he’s still there, unharmed*

Nack: AH, CRAAAAAAAP! Ya’ve gotta be freakin’ kiddin’ me!

Bean: I thought for SURE that we had him!

Nack: Whaddiz ‘dis guy MADE of!?

Bean: I don’t know, but he’s bound to have SOME kind of weakness! Whatever it is, we’ve gotta find it!

*They continue fighting*

Elsewhere, at the Sandopolis Zone’s pyramid…


Tails: Ihhhh…! The emerald’s power… It’s already beginning to fade!

Marine: IEEEE! WHAT’RE WE GONNA DO, MATES!? WHAT’RE WE GONNA DO!?

Charmy: AAAAAAH!!! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, that’s right, you pathetic little insect! Like I already said, all you’re doing is merely delaying the inevitable! HAHAHAHAHAHA… There’s no escape for you this time! You’re FINISHED!

Vector: We’d beddah come up with’ somethin’ ‘n’ FAST!

Wechnia: Tails, that fake emerald of yours… You said that it contains the same wavelength and properties as the real ones, correct? Can’t you use Chaos Control to stop time? That way, we’ll all be able to make our escape, while Mephiles, on the other hand, will die at the hands of his own attack, since he’ll still be in here during the explosion.

Tails: Wechnia, that’s a GREAT idea! I just hope it has enough power to pull this off!

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tails: Alright, here goes nothing! Chaos… CONTROL!

Using the last ounce of power that was left in the fake emerald, Tails was able to successfully pull off one last Chaos Control, freezing both Mephiles and his energy beam in time.

Charmy: It worked, it worked!

Sonic: Excellent job, Tails! Now, we gotta speed, keed!

Shock: I bet I could make it out of here before you do, Sonic.

Sonic: You’re on!

*They take off at high speed*

Storm: *Sweatdrops*(Even at a time like this, they STILL find an excuse to compete with one another…)

Knuckles: Alright, now what do you say we go ahead and do the same, before he unfreezes?

Marine: Sounds good to me!

Following Sonic and Shock, the rest of the heroes took off as well, hastily hurrying toward the exit. About a minute or so later, they all made it out of the pyramid just in time before the effects of the Chaos Control wore off.

Mephiles: W-WHAT!? WHERE’D THEY…!? UHHHHHHHHHH!!!

*An explosion occurs and the pyramid starts crumbling down*

Mighty: Whew… That was TOO close!

Espio: Indeed. Had we been even a second later, we would have ended up like Mephiles.

Honey: Yeah. It definitely serves him right, though!

Seedra: Yeah. That couldn’t have happened to anyone more deserving.

Shadow: Yes, but we shouldn’t let our guards down just yet. There’s a chance that Mephiles has very well survived the explosion.

Tiara: Are you sure? I don’t see how ANYONE could have possibly survived that.

Amy: I’d hate to say it, but I agree with Boobowski.

Shadow: There’s one of two ways he could have survived. Number one, Mephiles could have teleported himself out of the pyramid, or number two, he got himself caught in the explosion, and was simply reduced back to his original form, where he could regenerate.

Bark: Well, if that second one is true, he could still be sealed up, can’t he?

Shadow: Yes, he can.

Rouge: Hey, Omega. Why don’t you use your scanners to see whether or not Mephiles is still alive?

Omega: Affirmative. Initiating interior search… *Turns on his scanners*

Charmy: Did you find anything?

Omega: Patience.

Charmy: Okay then. By the way, Sonic, who won the race? You or Shock?

Sonic: We tied…again.

Shock: I know I said this before, but that definitely won’t be the case next time. When we race again, I’m gonna be miles ahead of you!

Sonic: Pffft! Oh, please! I’ll run circles around you in a sonic second!

Amy: By the way, Shock…

Shock: Yeah, what is it?

Amy: This little rivalry you’ve developed with Sonic… It’s not going to go beyond that, is it?

Shock: What do you mean?

Amy: As in, gaining romantic feelings for each other, because I’m warning you: I’m Sonic’s girlfriend!

Tiara: *Glares*

Sonic: *Facepalm* Oh, boy… Here we go again…

Tiara: Shock, don’t listen to a word she says. Amy’s completely delusional. She is NOT Sonic’s girlfriend; she’s nothing more than stalker.

Amy: Yes, I am!

Tiara: What, a delusional stalker? Yeah, I know.

Amy: That’s NOT what I meant, and you know it!

Tiara: I’M Sonic’s girlfriend!

Amy: No, I’M Sonic’s girlfriend!

*They ”lightning anime glare” at one another, and everyone sweatdrops*

Blaze: *Sighs* Pathetic.

Silver: This again? Really?

Marine: I dunno about you, but I think it’s entertainin’!

Charmy: Hee hee, me, too! It’s always really, REALLY funny when they argue!

Vector: *Recording it* Yeah, I’ll say!

Silver: By the way, Cream and Marine…

Cream: What is it, Mr. Silver?

Silver: Do you know who it was that Amy was trying to “introduce” me to earlier?

Cream: Well, umm…

Marine: We’ll tell ya later, at the beach.

Silver: Oh, okay.

Blaze: (He still hasn’t figured it out? Heh, he’s still so naïve, but I have to admit… That’s something I’ve always liked about him for some reason.)

Omega: Interior search completed! Scanners indicate that Mephiles has survived, albeit in a weakened state. His current location is underneath the rubble.

Vector: A’ight, now let’s get ‘em!

*They all rush over there*

Knuckles: Great… It looks like we’re going to have to do a lot of digging if we’re going to find him.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Trust me, that won’t be necessary. Check THIS out!

While holding out the palm of her hand, Squash used a telekinetic force to lift the pyramid’s debris from the ground, making it all float in the air. After it was removed, Mephiles was seen lying down, seemingly unconscious with the four Chaos Emeralds next to him.

Blaze: Hmm… He doesn’t appear to be conscious.

Charmy: Get it, “bee conscious”? *Snickers*

Splash: …

Seedra: …

Marine: I guess they’re still not in the mood, mate. Why not save ‘em for later, eh?

Charmy: Okay, okay.

Knuckles: Okay, that’s enough chit-chat. Shadow, I think you should go ahead and seal him up while you have the chance.

Shadow: Gladly. *Holds up the Scepter of Darkness*

Before Shadow had a chance to use the Scepter of Darkness, Mephiles opened his eyes, startling everyone in the process. After that, he quickly grabbed one of the Chaos Emeralds, released it into the air, and made a bright light shine from it again, temporarily blinding everyone once again.

Amy: UGH! NOT AGAIN! HOW MANY TIMES IS HE GOING TO DO THAT!?

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You didn’t TRULY think an attack like that was enough to finish me, did you? You may have escaped from the pyramid, but once again, I hold all of your lives at the palm of my hands…literally! *Holds out the palm of his hand* Prepare yourselves for a one-way ticket to oblivi-

Just as he was getting ready to finish his sentence and use the piercing beam to finish everyone off, Mephiles was suddenly blasted by a cold, icy mist, causing him to get frozen in sheets of ice.

Seedra: Huh? How did THAT happen? We ARE at a desert, aren’t we?

Slush: *Drops down in front of them*

Bark: Ah, it’s you, Slush. I thought you said you weren’t coming, because you couldn’t bear being in “two scorching hot areas in one day”?

Slush: I changed my mind. Sure, I don’t like having to come to places like this, but at the same time, I couldn’t just sit around and do nothing while everyone else was battling Mephiles.

Bark: I guess that explains it.

Scorch: *Drops down in front of them, too* We’re not too late, are we?

Tikal: Not at all. We’re glad the two of you could make it.

Scorch: *Holds out the palm of her hand, charges up a fire blast, and aims at the frozen Mephiles*

Vector: Whoa, whoa! Wayda minute! You’re not gonna thaw ‘im out, are ya!?

Scorch: No, I’m going to break him to pieces! *Blasts him*

*Mephiles breaks, thaws, and reverts back to his dark liquid form*

Scorch: Okay… So I guess I DID melt him after all. Sorry about that.

Silver: It’s no big deal. We’ve got him right where we want him now.

Mephiles: Uggggh…! I…shall return! *Gets ready to fly away*

Shadow: Oh, I don’t think so! *Picks up one of the Chaos Emeralds* Chaos… CONTROL!

Mephiles: Ghhh…! *His movement gets halted, like when he was first sealed up* C-Curse you, Shadow the Hedgehog!

Squash: Good, now why don’t you let me seal him this time? After all, I WAS the one who released him, and I owe him big-time for what he did.

Shadow: Very well. *Hands her the scepter*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Now, Mephiles, this is payback! *Raises the scepter into the air*

*The scepter starts sucking up Mephiles’ dark liquid*

Mephiles: You…haven’t seen the last of me! I…may have lost again, but each defeat only makes me stronger, and serves to bring you all…closer to your ultimate doom! So, you’d all better enjoy this temporary victory while you still can, for it means nothing! Next time, I WILL return, and when I do, mark my words: YOU. WILL. DIE. HAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Shadow: Oh, but that’s where you’re wrong, Mephiles. There isn’t going to BE a “next time” for you.

*He gets sucked into the scepter*

Vector: Good riddance!

*The others say something similar*

Elsewhere, back at the Mystic Ruins base, Nack and Bean’s battle against Z.E.R.O. continued. This time around, however, they managed to find and expose his weakness, which was the glowing blue core at the top of his head, which was being covered by a “lid”. They kept on attacking it, until Z.E.R.O. was eventually destroyed.


Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, we goddem, Bean!

Bean: That outta teach that worthless piece of scrap metal not to mess with us! *Picks up the Chaos Emerald*

Nack: A’ight, now let’s start lookin’ for de otha six so we could get paid!

Bean: Right.

*They leave the base*

Meanwhile, back at the Sandopolis Zone…


Storm: Well, it looks like our work here is done. It’s time for us to head back to Dr. Robotnik’s base now.

Sonic: Okay then. Take care, you two.

Shock: Same to you, Sonic. It’s quite a shame that we have to be enemies… To be honest, I actually liked working alongside you guys.

Storm: So did I, actually.

Seedra: It doesn’t have to end, you know. Why don’t you ditch Robotnik and come with us?

Shock: Umm, well…

Storm: …

Splash: Yes, you really should. That goes for you, too, Scorch.

Scorch: I’ve already told you before, I’m still eternally indebted to the doctor, so that’s out of the question for me.

Shock: As for Storm and I, we’ll think about it. For now, we’re gonna be on our way. *Gets a running start and flies off*

Storm: *Same*

Splash: So, what’s next for you, Squash? I guess this means you’re going to go back to trying to conquer the world?

Squash: Nah. After what just happened, I’m through with the world domination business.

Splash: I’m glad to hear it.

Slush: Speaking of “world domination”, there’s another reason I came here. I would have told you this through the walkie-talkie already, but the battery ran out, so I had no choice but to come here to tell you in person.

Vector: Okay, what is it?

Slush: Dr. Nega…he’s back!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Blaze: Are you kidding me!? Who let HIM out of the institution!?

Silver: That’s what I’D like to know!

Slush: He said something about a “series of earthquakes” that were apparently caused by EG-001 over at Station Square.

*Everyone glares at Squash*

Squash: What’re you looking at!? I don’t know WHAT she’s talking about! Up until now, I’ve never even HEARD of Dr. Nega!

Shadow: Perhaps both of us are to blame. After all, we did crash into a lot of buildings during our battle, and I guess that mental institution was one of them.

Squash: That explains it…

Slush: Oh, and that’s not the extent of it, I’m afraid. Somehow, he’s managed to coax Robotnik into forming an “alliance” with him, and the two of them are on their way over here with new mecha called the “Egg Galaxia”, which they’re planning on using to destroy you guys.

Vector: Oh, now that’s just PERFECT! We pretty much exhausted all our energy dealin’ wit’ Mephiles, ‘n’ now we gotta deal wit’ THEM, too!?

Scorch: I have to wonder, though… Exactly what’s keeping them? Last time I checked, they were ahead of Slush and I.

???: Oh, let’s just say that we had a little…errand to run. Eee hee hee…

*They look in the direction of the voice, and find the Egg Galaxia hovering down*

Slush: Oh, great…

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… Well, well! What have we here? Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, the Chaotix fools, and a nice handful of traitors! *Glares at Heavy, Bomb, Wechnia, Omega, Squash, and Seedra*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! By the way, Dr. Robotnik, what would you say if I told you that there was ANOTHER traitor among them?

Robotnik: Oh, really?

Slush: …! (No… He wouldn’t…!)

Nega Robotnik:  Yes, that’s correct! This individual has been spying on your every move, leaking information behind your back when you least expect it!

Slush: (GRRRR… Why, that bastard!)

Robotnik: Interesting. Who could this person be, exactly?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh, you’d be surprised as to who it is! But…I’m not saying any names.

Slush: (Whew…)

Robotnik: You’re not!? Then WHAT was the point in even bringing it up in the first place!?

Nega Robotnik: If I were to tell you, there’d be no challenge in it. It would take out all the fun of finding out for yourself. I’ve already given you a hint… I’m sure someone with an IQ as high as yours could figure it out.

Robotnik: ...

Now that you put it that way, I DO like a challenge. I’ll figure it out soon enough. For now, why don’t we concentrate on the task at hand? Now then… Before we begin, I would just like to take the time to thank you all for taking care of Mephiles for us! That was quite generous of you! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! That’s right! It was quite ingenious of me to revive the Solaris Project! While you fools were busy exhausting yourselves battling against Mephiles, the two of us could now take the opportunity to finish you off while you’re in that weakened state!

Everyone: …

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! With you fools out of the picture, the two of us will finally be free to conquer this planet and create our ideal world, the Robotnik Empire!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! That’s right! By the way, my dear Blaze… Would you care to take a guess as to what kind of “errand” we ran before we got here?

Blaze: What “errand” would THAT be, huh!?

*The Robotniks hold up the Sol Emeralds*

Blaze: …! The Sol Emeralds!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! You were SO focused on Mephiles that you carelessly left them unguarded!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s right! Some guardian YOU are! You’re just as incompetent as Knuckles when it comes to the Master Emerald!

Blaze: GRRR…

Knuckles: What’d you say!?

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA! Now that we’ve got the Sol Emeralds in our possession, all we need now is the Chaos Emeralds!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, and with their power at our disposal, the world shall be our plaything! We shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be GLORIOUS! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Silver: Not if WE have anything to say about it!

Robotnik: Scorch, Slush! You two are welcome to assist us if you’d like. Or are you still exhausted from battling Mephiles?

Slush: Umm, y-yeah, that’s it! Also, this heat is really starting to get to me… I have to head back to the Ice Cap Zone to recuperate. So, umm…bye. *Flies away*

Robotnik: What about you, Scorch? Don’t you still want to get even with Tikal? Well, now’s your opportunity to do so.

Tikal: …

Scorch: I’d like to, but in addition to being tired from fighting Mephiles, my arm is still in pain from when you stabbed it for the blood sample.

Robotnik: Ah, yes. I forgot about that.

Scorch: So I’ll be on my way, too… *Flies away*

Nega Robotnik: Ah, well. Who needs them anyway? As long as the Sol Emeralds in our possession, the two of them are worthless!

Robotnik: Come to think of it, you’re right. The Sol Emeralds’ power is MORE than enough to have them disposed of, especially while in THIS condition!

Knuckles: Are you two finished talking yet?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! You’re THAT eager to die, are you? Who am I to disappoint?

Robotnik: Yes, it’s time we’ve settled this once and for all! You’ve all interfered with our plans for the LAST time! Prepare to meet your maker!

Sonic: Bring it on then, Ro-butt-niks!

Although the heroes have defeated and sealed with Mephiles, another challenge now lies in store for them. With all of their strength nearly exhausted from their previous battle, do they have what it takes to stop the two deranged doctors from succeeding with their diabolical plot to conquer the world? Find out next time on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Jun 06 2011, 03:32 AM
Part 18

On the previous chapter of Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes engaged Mephiles the Dark in another epic showdown in order to prevent his universal destruction plans from coming to fruition. The battle went on for quite some time, and eventually, Mephiles decided to use the power of the four Chaos Emeralds he had in his possession to give himself a power boost. Afterwards, he fired a beam that was not only powerful enough to destroy the group of heroes, but the entire pyramid was well. Thanks to some quick thinking from Tails, he was able to generate a barrier around everyone by using the fake Chaos Emerald that he created.

However, that was only a temporary solution, as it was bound to run out of energy eventually. Then, Wechnia made a suggestion for Tails to use the emerald’s remaining power to freeze Mephiles and his energy beam in time, giving everyone else the time they need to escape from the pyramid and leave Mephiles to get blown to pieces by his own attack. After following Wechnia’s advice, Tails and everyone else quickly took that as their opportunity to escape just in time before the explosion.

After a brief intermission, Omega used his built-in radar system to detect Mephiles’ lifeforce, confirming that he survived the explosion, albeit in a weakened state. Rather than going through the trouble of digging through the pyramid’s remains, Squash used her stone powers to lift the debris with a telekinetic force, exposing the seemingly-unconscious Mephiles. When they got close to him, he abruptly picked up one of the Chaos Emeralds, and used it to create a bright light that would temporarily blind the heroes. Just as he was getting ready to finish them off with his signature piercing beam technique, Slush arrived on the scene and saved the heroes by using her ice powers to freeze Mephiles. Scorch showed up shortly afterwards and blew him to pieces, thawing him out in the process, but at the same time, reducing him back to his dark, liquefied form.

Just as Mephiles was about to make his getaway, Shadow used Chaos Control to halt his movement, preventing his escape. He then handed the Scepter of Darkness to Squash, who was bent on getting even with the villain for using her as a pawn all that time. As she was sealing Mephiles, he vowed to return again someday, and swore revenge, stating that he’ll kill each and every one of the heroes next time he comes across them. Shadow then assured him that there wasn’t going to be a next time for him, as he had previously promised that he was going to make sure that Mephiles wouldn’t come back again.

Although the heroes managed to defeat Mephiles in battle, Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega quickly showed up with their new mech robot, the “Egg Galaxia” in order to take advantage of the heroes’ state of fatigue, and finish them off, so that they’ll be free to conquer the world like they had been planning all along. With the heroes being worm out from fighting Mephiles, as well as the fact that the doctors have the Sol Emeralds in their possession, do they even have a chance to winning this battle? Find out on this exciting, third-to-last chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… Now then! Are you ready to begin?

Splash: Before we start, Dr. Robotnik, I have something to ask you…

Robotnik: Ah, I think I know what this is about. I’ll take it that you’re finally willing to accept my offer? You want to know whether or not it’s too late to join me and stand beside us in our conquest, correct? If so, then it isn’t. You’re still welcome to join us, if you’d like.

Splash: What, you’re still on that? Maybe if you were to permanently turn your efforts towards saving this planet, rather than trying to conquer it, then I’d be more than happy to join you. Until then, the answer is still “no”.

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA… Oh, well. It was worth a try, I guess. So, what IS it that you want to ask me, then?

Splash: How on Earth can you possibly trust Dr. Nega? Have you forgotten everything that went on last month? The way he captured you, impersonated you, and even threatened to rip your card to shreds after using that camera on you? It wouldn’t surprise me if he was planning to turn on you again.

Robotnik: …

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… You sound exactly like your sisters, and quite frankly, I’m deeply offended that you’d all make such an accusation of me!

Blaze: I wouldn’t put it past you. She’s right; when it comes to forming alliances, you’re just as trustworthy as Mephiles, A.K.A., not at all.

Robotnik: …

Shadow: They’re right, Doctor. Nega is no one to be trusted. You already know that from experience.

Robotnik: Your concern is greatly appreciated, but to tell you the truth, I don’t trust him, either. I’ve only joined forces with him to help take down a common enemy, much like I’ve done with you guys in the past. The only difference, however, is that this time, YOU are the “common enemy”. We’ve grown tired of you always interfering with our plans, but today, it ends right here and now! This is the day where our dream of creating the Robotnik Empire will become a reality! Now, prepare yourselves!

Knuckles: Wait a minute… Are you REALLY spineless enough to fight us in THIS condition?

Robotnik: …

Rouge: Yeah, I thought you were MUCH better than that, Doctor. Or was this Nega’s idea? I definitely wouldn’t put it past HIM to do something so cowardly.

Wechnia: Wouldn’t you prefer to fight your opponents at full power? Did you or did you not just get finished saying that you like a challenge?

Robotnik: Well, I…

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! What’s the matter, Ivo? Are you scared to fight us at full power? That’s perfectly understandable, considering what you’re up against.

Robotnik: Hmph, you’re still as pretentious as ever, I see. You certainly talk big for someone who was naïve enough to be played by Mephiles!

Squash: GRRR…

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… What, you thought I didn’t know about that?

Squash: Bah, whatever!

Robotnik: Anyway, let’s get back to the subject at hand, shall we? I’ll tell you what: In order to make this a fair fight, I’ll give you the time you need to recover.

Charmy: You are?

Nega Robotnik: What!? Are you serious!? You’d blow this golden opportunity to finally have them disposed of!?

Robotnik: Yes, because I personally think it would be a waste for this battle to end so quickly and easily. Since you went through all the trouble of constructing the Egg Galaxia and equipping it with all these interesting features, wouldn’t you like to use it to the fullest of its abilities?

Nega Robotnik: …

Hmm, now that you put it that way, you DO bring up a valid point.

Robotnik: I knew you’d understand. Now then, you’re free to go collect some rings at any time now.

Nega Robotnik: Yes, as long as you’re back within five minutes.

Vector: Five minutes!? Are you freakin’ serious!?

Tiara: Yeah, I mean, do you have any idea how long that took before, while we were collecting them during the battle against Solaris last month!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Of course I’m serious! As fast as you guys run, in addition to that Chaos Control ability of yours, it shouldn’t take very long at all for you to round up some rings to replenish your energy.

Sonic: Okay, Ro-butt-niks. Consider it done! I’ll be there and back before you know I’m even-

???: YEEHAAAAAAAW! RIDE ‘EM, COWBOY!

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

Tails: *Looks up* Hey, isn’t that the Tornado 2?

Sonic: Yeah, you’re right! I wonder who’s flying it?

Charmy: Hey, look! It’s Orbot and Cubot, you guys!

Cubot: You goddit, pardner!

Orbot: Once again, you’ll have to excuse him. His voicebox is stuck on “cowboy” mode again. Anyway, we just thought we’d stop by to give you these.

*They start dropping down a bunch of rings, and the heroes collect and absorb them*

Knuckles: Ah, that’s just what we needed! Thanks, you two!

Cubot: Sher! ‘T was our pleasure!

Orbot: Yeah. It was the least we could do, since you saved our lives after Robotnik left us to die at the volcano last month.

Seedra: He seriously did something like that!?

Cubot: Yer darn tootin’ he did!

*Everyone glares at Robotnik*

Robotnik: …What?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! And people say that I’M the ruthless one!

Splash: You know, I’ve almost completely forgotten about that. You ought to be ashamed of yourself! How could you do something like that to your own robots!?

Robotnik: Now, now. Let’s not overreact. Sure, I was fed up with them at the time. They bungled each and every task that was assigned to them with sheer stupidity and incompetence, but I never had any intention of killing them. I’m not THAT cruel; Knuckles was right there, so I knew he’d end up saving them. Now, enough of this small-talk! Now that your energy has been replenished, let’s begin the battle now, shall we?

Espio: Of course. We’re ready when you are.

Orbot: Well, now that we’ve got you your rings, we’re gonna be on our way now.

Nega Robotnik: Oh, but wait! Before you go, I have a little…”going away” present for you!

Cubot: Eh? What kinda present?

*The Egg Galaxia aims its arm cannon at the Tornado 2*

Cubot: Uh oh… That ain’t nothin’ good, is it?

Orbot: I vote we get outta here!

Just as they were about to make a run for it, Dr. Nega made the Egg Galaxia fire a laser beam at the Tornado 2, causing it to catch on fire and eventually explode. Just in time before it exploded, however, Orbot and Cubot were able to jump out and descend with the parachutes they were wearing.

Tails: NO! Orbot! Cubot! And the Tornado 2!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee!

Splash: You creep! Why did you do that to them!?

Nega Robotnik: Whoops, my fingers must have slipped! How clumsy of me! Eee hee hee hee!

Blaze: That was no accident! Who are you trying to fool!?

Knuckles: You’re gonna pay for what you’ve done to them!

Charmy: Hey, you guys! Look! I can see their parachutes! They’re okay…

Everyone: …

Vector: Look, Charmy, this ain’t the time to be quotin’ Dragon Ball Z lines!

Heavy: Yeah. Moron.

Mighty: No, he’s actually serious. Look up there. *Points*

*They look*

Vector: Oh. Well, nevahmind then.

Heavy: Either way, I still think he’s a first-class moron.

Charmy: PBBBBTH! *Sticks his tongue at Heavy*

Splash: And YOU’RE a first-class prick! Lay off him for once, will you!?

Mighty: Orbot, Cubot, thanks again for the rings. You two find somewhere safe to go while we deal with them.

Cubot: Sher thang!

*They land and run off*

Robotnik: Now, without further ado, let’s begin the battle now, shall we?

Vector: Yeah, now come ‘n’ get it!

Robotnik: GET A LOAD OF THIS!

The Robotniks began the battle by transforming the Egg Galaxia’s arm cannon into a machine gun, and started firing at the heroes, but they manage to dodge the attack by spreading out. After that, the heroes charged towards the Egg Galaxia and started attacking it altogether at once. To their surprise, however, their attacks had no affect on the machine.

Vector: WHAT!? Our attacks ain’t workin’!?

Charmy: Even after all THAT!?

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s right, fools! You’re all familiar with the Egg Wyvern and Egg Dragoon, aren’t you? Well, as with those two, the Egg Galaxia has been constructed with some of the toughest metal this planet has to offer!

Nega Robotnik: Yes, and that’s on top of the fact that the technology in my era is far more advanced! Eee hee hee!

Robotnik: So, basically, what we’re trying to tell you is that anything you try will be completely useless. This battle is nothing more than an exercise in futility!

Knuckles: We’ll see about that! You may have built that with some tough metal, but just like all your others, it’s bound to have a weakpoint, and whatever it is, we’re going to find it!

Bomb: Why don’t you leave that to me? *Runs toward the Egg Galaxia, jumps onto the back of it, and clings*

Robotnik: What the…!? What’re you doing!?

Bomb: Hee hee hee! You’d think someone who claims to have an IQ as high as 300 would know by now! *Starts glowing*

Nega Robotnik: GAH! GET OFF OF, YOU LITTLE PARASITE!

Squash: Oh, let me guess… He’s going to sacrifice himself to take them down?

Heavy: No. Whenever Bomb explodes, he has the ability to regenerate himself. It does take some time for the regeneration process to complete itself, however.

Squash: I see.

As Bomb continued to cling to the back of the Egg Galaxia, the Robotniks desperately tried shaking him off, but to no avail. Since shaking him off didn’t work, the Robotniks tried moving backwards and started slamming him against the wall repeatedly.

Bomb: Ghhhh…! *Czzzzt!*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee! Are you ready to get off yet?

*They continue slamming into the wall, and he continues clinging*

Robotnik: ARGH! You persistent little PEST!

Vector: Look, Bomb, will ya just blow ‘em up already!?

Splash: Yes, please do, before you get yourself hurt even more!

Bomb: Alright, here goes! *Starts glowing even brighter*

About a second later, Bomb exploded, engulfing both the Robotniks and the Egg Galaxia in fiery explosion. After the smoke cleared, some of the Egg Galaxia’s armor was torn, leaving it vulnerable to the rest of the heroes’ attacks.

Knuckles: Nice going, Bomb! Alright, everyone, our attacks should actually do some damage now!

Vector: A’ight, then let’s get ‘em!

Robotnik: Oh, we haven’t even BEGUN to get started, you meddlesome pests! We’re just getting warmed up!

*They resume the battle*

Meanwhile, at the Mystic Ruins…


Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHA! So far, so good! Thanks to da radar we took from da doc’s base, we’ve managed ta get ahold o’ three Chaos Emeralds!

Bean: Heh heh heh! Just four more to go, and we’ll have them all! I could practically SEE all that cash right now!

Nack: You ‘n’ me both, bruddah! Now, what does da radar say about where de otha four are?

Bean: Hmm… *Takes it out and looks* What the…? This can’t be right…

Nack: Eh? What’s da prob’em?

Bean: According to the radar, it says that there are four Chaos Emeralds over there, but along with those, there’s seven more!

Nack: Whoa, now ‘DAT’S weird!

Bean: This thing must be malfunctioning, or something…

Nack: Eh, I doubt it. ‘Dis thing hasn’t steered us wrong so far. Because o’ ‘dis thing, we’ve already gotten ahold o’ three emeralds, ‘n’ we barely broke a sweat! Also, ‘dat Mephiles guy said ta meet ‘em ovah at da Sandopolis Zone, so I’m guessin’ ‘dat ‘e already four de otha four wit’out us somehow. As for ‘da otha seven, I ain’t gotta clue.

Bean: Why don’t we go over there and see what’s going on?

Nack: Good idea. While we’re checkin’ things out, we could take ‘dat as our chance ta deliver da three emeralds we got, ‘n’ receive our pay! ‘N’ like I said before, if Mephiles is tryin’ ta play us for a coupla suckas, ‘den I’ve gotta buncha bullets wid ‘is name written ALL ovah ‘em!

Bean: Yeah, same here. Well, in my case, though, I’ll be blowing him to smithereens if he tries pulling a Robotnik on us. Even if this is the case, our trip won’t be a total loss, because not only can we find someone else who’s willing to pay us, but we could also take that supposed second set of emeralds for ourselves, and double the money!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Once again, you ‘r’ definitely speakin’ my language! A’ight, now whadda we waitin’ for? Let’s head ovah to da Sandopolis Zone ‘n’ get our reward!

Bean: Right.



Hold on a second, there’s something that just occurred to me…

Nack: Wad is it?

Bean: What if Knuckles and those Chaotix losers end up beating us to the punch? Are you sure we’ll be able to get there in time if we travel on foot?

Nack: Y’know, ‘dats a good question. Ugh! If only ‘dat cat goil hadn’t destroyed da Marvelous Queen, we’d be ovah dere in no time! I guess ‘dis means we’ll hafta find some otha way ta get dere…

Bean: Hmm… *Looks around and spots a jeep* Will this do?

Nack: Yep, ‘dat’ll do! I wondah who it belongs to? Ah, well… It doesn’t mattah! C’mon, let’s hotwire ‘dis baby ‘n’ scram before de owna gets back!

Wasting no time, Nack and Bean quickly rushed towards the jeep and jumped inside of it. Since they weren’t in possession of the keys that are needed to start the engine, Nack had no choice but to hotwire the jeep to get it started. Just as he got the engine running, a random male human appeared.

Guy: Hey, that’s my car!

Nack: HAHAHAHAHA! Not anymore, it ain’t! ‘N’ ya beddah not say nutin’ to da cops, either, or ah’mma pump ya guts full o’ lead!

Bean: *Takes out a bomb and lights the fuse* Here’s a little going away present for you! Dynamite Power! *Tosses it*

*The bomb explodes and pours knock-out gas*

Guy: *Coughs, and collapses to the floor*

Bean: Alright, now let’s get outta here!

Nack: *Steps on the gas pedal and drives off*

So then, after the stealing a random guy’s parked jeep, the two crooks drove off, bound for the Sandopolis Zone to reunite the rest of the Chaos Emeralds. Little did they know, however, that Mephiles had already been disposed of, and an epic battle against the Robotniks was taking place. Thanks to Bomb’s maneuver, the Egg Galaxia was now vulnerable to the heroes’ attacks, and as a result, they were evenly matched.

Both the heroes and the Robotniks were matching each other blow-for-blow, with sheer physical and fire power. The battle went on for quite some time, until the Egg Galaxia was eventually on the brink of destruction.


Charmy: Yay! We did it!

Sonic: HA! In your face, Ro-butt-niks!

Robotnik: W-WHAT!? No way! I can’t BELIEVE this is happening!!!

Knuckles: Had enough yet?

Nega Robotnik: Bah! You haven’t won yet, fools! You have YET to see the TRUE power that the Egg Galaxia possesses!

Blaze: Give it up, you’ve lost! Just quietly hand over the Sol Emeralds!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh, I don’t think so! I figured something like this might happen, so we’ve taken precaution by stealing those precious Sol Emeralds of yours, so that we could harness their power and instantly repair any damage that’s been done to the Egg Galaxia!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, and not only that, but after absorbing the Sol Emeralds’ power, the Egg Galaxia will TRULY be unstoppable!

Vector: A’ight, bring it on! Like I always say, there ain’t nothin’ you could dish out that WE can’t handle!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Very well then! You asked for it!

After releasing the Sol Emeralds into the air, the Robotniks started absorbing their energy, instantly repairing the damage that was done to the Egg Galaxia by transforming their thoughts into power. Additionally, not only was the machine getting repaired, but increasing its powers, as well.

Marine: S-Strewth! This can’t be good…

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s right, you little brat! I hope you all realize how utterly hopeless your situation is! The Egg Galaxia is now being powered by the seven Sol Emeralds, and unfortunately for you, you’re only in possession of four Chaos Emeralds, so you have absolutely NO way of matching our power!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! That’s right! This is IT for you! This is the day where the glorious ages of the Robotnikand Nega Robotnik Empire will finally come to fruition! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Just when things were starting to look up for our heroes, things have taken a turn for the worse! Now that the Robotniks have powered up the Egg Galaxia with the Sol Emeralds, do they even stand a chance with only four emeralds in their possession? Will they be able to hold out until Nack and Bean arrive on the scene with the three remaining Chaos Emeralds? Find out next time, on the second-to-last chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Jun 18 2011, 04:20 AM
Part 19a

Previously, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes narrowly managed to escape from the Sandopolis Zone’s pyramid as Mephiles was in the process of destroying it with a large, emerald-powered energy beam. After managing to avoid this devastating attack, the heroes found Mephiles buried underneath the pile of rubble that used to be the pyramid, reduced back to his original liquefied form. Before Mephiles had a chance to escape, Shadow used Chaos Control to halt his movement, while Squash resealed him within the Scepter of Darkness.

Just as they were taking a breather, Slush, who arrived to lend a hand in battling Mephiles, informed everyone that the Robotniks were coming their way, using their new machine, the “Egg Galaxia”. A little while later, the Robotniks arrived, and the battle began. Initially, the scientists had the upper hand, since the Egg Galaxia was constructed with what was said to be some of the toughest metal on the planet. It wasn’t, however, tough enough to withstand Bomb’s explosion. After damaging the machine and leaving it vulnerable to the heroes’ attacks, the battle was even. It went on for quite some time, until Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes triumphed in the end…or so they thought.

Shortly afterwards, the Robotniks used the power of the Sol Emeralds, which were stolen from Blaze, to restore the amount of damage that was done to the Egg Galaxia, as well as making it invincible. With all seven of the Sol Emeralds in the Robotniks’ possession, and only four of them in the heroes’ possession, do they even have a chance of winning this battle? Sure, Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite are on their way to the battlefield with the three remaining Chaos Emeralds, but what will they do when they arrive? Will they choose to lend the heroes a hand, or will they simply steal the Chaos Emeralds and flee the scene? Find out in this exciting, second-to-last chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Scorch: Well, mission accomplished, I guess. Mephiles has been put in his place again, but somehow, I’m still not all that satisfied. Maybe if I had arrived on the battlefield much sooner, then I could have done a lot more. I could have given that spineless coward what he truly deserved for spreading all those lies to have me killed! Also, I can’t believe I actually turned down a chance to get even with Tikal… Maybe I really AM starting to get soft…

???: Talking to yourself again, sis?

Scorch: Ahhh! Slush, you’ve GOT to stop sneaking up on me like that!



Wait a minute… I thought you said you were going to the Ice Cap Zone?

Slush: I was, but then I remembered that the Ice Element Gem in my tiara has an endless supply of snow, so I used that to rejuvenate myself.

Scorch: I see. You mean to tell me that you didn’t realize that until now?

Slush: Of course I did, it’s just-

Scorch: Oh, I get it. Every other time you said that, you were only using that as an excuse to go see that polar bear, am I right?

Slush: *Blushes* N-No, it’s nothing like that at all!

Scorch: Yeah, sure. Then why are you blushing?

Slush: I’m not! At the time, I just didn’t think to use it, that’s all!

Scorch: If you say so, little sis.

*Suddenly, a loud roar is heard*

Slush: Whoa, what was that!?

Scorch: Oh, no…! Don’t tell me that’s…!

Slush: That’s who?



Wait a minute! Scorch, you didn’t happen to drop the Fire Gem into the lava by any chance, did you?

Scorch: Not that I remem-



No, wait… I did! Well, not me, exactly. It was Squash! During our battle, she ended up knocking me into the pool of lava at the volcano! Because of my gem coming in contact with it, Iblis must have gotten released as a result!

Slush: Ugh… Now that’s just perfect, isn’t it? First, Mephiles and Dr. Nega return because of her and now Iblis, too!?

Scorch: If that creature continues to run loose, he’ll eventually destroy everything! Come on, we’ve got to stop him before it’s too late!

Slush: …

Wow. You sure are bent on playing the hero all of a sudden.

Scorch: Oh, please. For me, this has nothing to do with heroism. It’s about keeping the promise I made to Dr. Robotnik. After he freed me from my thousand plus years of captivity, I told him that I’d do anything to repay the favor, which of course, includes helping him with his world domination plans. If Iblis ends up destroying everything, there won’t be a world left for him to rule!

Slush: *Sweatdrops* It figures. In any case, though, you’re right about one thing: Iblis MUST be stopped at all costs! One question, though: Are you sure you’ll be able to take him on, even though your left arm is still injured?

Scorch: I’ll manage. Come on, let’s get moving! *Flies off*

Slush: *Follows*

Wasting no time, the two Goddesses hurried over to the volcano as fast as they could in order to stop Iblis before he begins his rampage. Meanwhile, at the Sandopolis Zone, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were still doing battle against Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega. Unfortunately for them, they were still unable to inflict any damage on Egg Galaxia, due to the fact that the Robotniks used the stolen Sol Emeralds to increase its power, making it invulnerable in the process. Since physical attacks weren’t working, they decided to use special attacks instead.

Knuckles: THUNDER ARROW!

Mighty: COSMIC CRUSHER!

Espio: *Tosses a shuriken bomb at it*

Honey: *Same*

Vector: *Blows fire at it*

Sonic: SONIC WIND!

Shadow: CHAOS SPEAR!

Rouge: BLACK WAVE!

Omega: ERRADICATE! *Fires a huge purple laser*

Blaze: FIRESOUL ATTACK!

Silver: PSYCHIC CONTROL!

Splash: AQUA STAR… POOOWWWEEEER!

Squash: GEO STAR… POOOWWWEEEER!

Seedra: SOLAR STAR… POOOWWWEEEER!

*A huge explosion occurs*

Ray: Yeah, I think it’s working, you guys!

Charmy: Yay! You did it!

Marine: Strewth! That was bonza! That was ACE!

???: And you were saying?

Ray: W-WHAT!?

Shortly afterwards, the smoke cleared. Despite all the devastating attacks that were used, the Egg Galaxia was still standing, unscathed.

Charmy: Huh!? It’s STILL standing after all THAT!?

Heavy: This is insane!

Bomb: Tell me about it!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... Yes, we’re still standing, as you can see.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Haven’t you fools put it together yet? With the power of the Sol Emeralds, we are UNSTOPPABLE!

Robotnik: That is, of course, unless you could somehow manage to get ahold of the three remaining Chaos Emeralds, which I very much doubt you can do!

Wechnia: Has it ever occurred to you that the Sol Emeralds’ power can be stopped with the Master Emerald? We may not know exactly where the Chaos Emeralds are, but we know exactly where THAT is!

Nega Robotnik: WHAT!? Curses! I forgot all about that thing!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… Even so, do you truly think we’ll let you walk away from this battle to get it? I already gave you all a freebie before, allowing you to rejuvenate yourselves with the rings, but that’s where I draw the line!

Knuckles: Damn!

Shadow: You’re right, Doctor. You might not let us walk away, but we DO have other methods…

Nega Robotnik: Oh? Eee hee hee! Would you care to explain what these supposed “other methods” are? I’m just dying to know!

Shadow: I have two words for you. *Picks up the green Chaos Emerald* Chaos… CONTROL!

Using the power of a single Chaos Emerald, Shadow was able to utilize Chaos Control, effectively freezing the Robotniks and the Egg Galaxia in time.

Knuckles: Good thinking, Shadow, but I don’t know if this’ll buy me the time I need to get to the altar and back.

Shadow: Sure it will. I could Chaos Control you over there, just as I did a year ago when we needed to use the Master Emerald to trap Mephiles.

Knuckles: Ah, yeah. I forgot all about that.

Charmy: Hey, look, you guys! Isn’t that Nack and Bean over there? *Points to ahead to the jeep*

Vector: Yep, that’s them a’ight. I’m gonna take a wild guess ‘n’ say they’ve got the otha three Chaos Emeralds? If so, then we probably won’t even need the Master Emerald!

Knuckles: *Takes out the radar* Well, what do you know? They DO have them!

Charmy: Alright!

Blaze: Well, that was certainly convenient, wasn’t it?

*Nack parks the jeep as soon as he and Bean get close enough*

Nack: Hiya, chumps! Didn’t expect ta find ‘ja here!

Bean: How is it that you STILL managed to beat us here, even after we went through the trouble of stealing that guy’s jeep!?

Rouge: So, you stole that jeep, huh? Isn’t THAT the surprise of the century?

Nack: Ah, shaddap! We wouldn’t ‘ve had ta do ‘dat if ‘dat cat coil ovah ‘dere didn’t blow up ‘da Marvelous Queen!

Blaze: Who, me? I don’t remember doing anything like that! What are you talking about?

Silver: Yeah, and what, exactly, is this “Marvelous Queen”, anyway?

Nack: Foist of all, ‘da Marvelous Queen was a custom-made air bike of mine. Second ‘ve all, I was talkin’ ‘bout HER! *Points to Honey*

Honey: Well, you had it coming after holding that knife up to my throat and using me a shield!

Nack: Well, ya shouldn’t ‘ve been pokin’ ya nose into our business ‘n’ what-not! As a mattah o’ fact, you owe me some money fa ‘da damages to da Marvelous Queen!

Honey: I don’t owe you a thing!

Nack: Look, Ah’m warnin’ you, sistah! Ya beddah pay up right now, or I’ll bussa cap ‘n ya right here, on ‘da spot!

Honey: You go ahead and try it!

*They “lightning anime glare* at one another*

Rouge: Alright, alright. That’s enough, you two. Fang, Bean. You two have the other three emeralds, right? Why don’t you give them to us? We could really use them right about now.

Bean: Why should we? If we do, then what’s in it for us?

Sonic: Didn’t you tell us last month that you had a bone to pick with Ro-butt-nik for cheating you in the past? Well, now’s your chance! You see that mech they’re using over there? *Points* It absorbed power from Blaze’s Sol Emeralds, and became invincible! We need those three emeralds, so we could put them in their place!

Bean: Hmm, come to think of it, we DID say something like that, didn’t we?

Shadow: Also, we just got finished doing you a huge favor.

Nack: Eh? What fava? I don’t remember you doin’ nutin’ for us…

Shadow: We know all about the deal that you two made with Mephiles, and I’ll tell you right now that he had absolutely no intention of paying you like he claimed, but don’t just take my word for it. *Takes out a recording device and presses the “Play” button*

*Cue recording*

Shadow: Tell us! Who was it that you “hired” to collect the rest of the emeralds for you!?

Mephiles: I don’t recall their names, but one of them was a green duck with a red bandana, and a purple weasel with a brown hat. I believe one of them called themselves “Nack the Sniper”, or was it “Fang the Weasel”?

[…]

Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Very soon, those two are going to be delivering the rest of the emeralds to me, and then my plan will be nearly complete! When that time comes, I’ll be sure to “award” them alright… With a one-way ticket to oblivion, that is!

*End recording*

Bean: So, I was right after all! I KNEW that guy couldn’t be trusted!

Nack: Ooh, why ‘dat doity, stinkin’, double-crossin’…! He really WAS tryin’ na pull a fast one on us all ‘dis time!

Omega: Yes, and had we not intervened, he would have exterminated you both.

Nack: …

Bean: …

Charmy: So, NOW will you give us the emeralds?

Nack: Well…

Bean: …

Nack: I guess we DO owe ya one, ‘n’ we DO wanna get even wit’ ‘da doc, so…

*The Robotniks unfreeze*

Nega Robotnik: Wait a minute, what just happened!? Were we…frozen in time?

Robotnik: Yes, I believe so. Now, where were we? Ah, yes, I remember! We were in the process of finishing you meddlesome fools off once and for all!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, that’s right! Why don’t we go ahead and pick up where we left off?

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… That’s fine by me! I think we’ve toyed with you long enough. What do you say we put an end to this?

*The Egg Galaxia starts charging up a laser and hovers into the air*

Tails: Uh oh… That doesn’t look good…

Vector: Fa cryin’ out loud, Nack ‘n’ Bean! Are ya gonna give us the emeralds or not!?

Nack: A’ight, a’ight! Fine! Take ‘em! *Tosses the emeralds towards the other four*

Bean: *Tosses the last one*

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! The charge is complete! It’s time to die, fools! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ready, aim… FIRE!!!

Just as the Egg Galaxia was firing a huge laser beam at everyone, they ended up using the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds to generate a barrier around themselves, just in time before it came in contact.

Robotnik: WHAT!? No way! I can’t BELIEVE this!

Nega Robotnik: Gah! That barrier will run out eventually, I guarantee it!

Wechnia: I wouldn’t count on it. The Chaos Emeralds have unlimited powers, you know.

Robotnik: Oh, but exactly how much longer do you think it’ll stand up to the power of the Sol Emeralds, which have powers that are akin to them? One side is bound to emerge victorious, and that’s of course, going to be Nega and I! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Knuckles: We’ll see about that!

Elsewhere, while everyone else was busy dealing with Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega, Scorch and Slush were in the “heat” of battle themselves, against the fiery monster, Iblis, who Squash had mistakenly and unknowingly released during her battle against Scorch.

Iblis: *Insert loud growl here as he spits a large ball of flaming charcoal at them*

Scorch: HAAAAAAAAAH! *Surrounds her fist with fire and punches through it, causing it to crumble into pieces*

After that, more and more flaming charcoal balls got launched at them, but Scorch continued punching through them, while Slush, on the other hand, we using her ice powers to freeze them, stopping them in midair. Eventually, Iblis ended up launching a meteorite at the duo, which promoted Scorch to punch through it, using her left hand.

Scorch: Ghhhhh…! *Kneels down, holding her arm*

Slush: Scorch! Are you alright, big sis?

Scorch: Don’t worry, I’m okay. *Stands up again* What about you? Are you sure you’ll be able to withstand this heat for much longer?

Slush: I’ve got it all under control. Whenever I need to cool myself off, I’ll just step outside and re-energize myself with the power of the Ice Gem. Now, with that said, we’re going to need an action plan for this guy. Obviously, just simply freezing him isn’t going to cut it, nor will fire attacks, for obvious reasons.

Scorch: You’re right. He has to have some kind of weakness. But what could it be, exactly?



Ah, wait! Now I remember! When we went up against Iblis last month, just about everyone but Splash was attacking its eye!

Slush: Yeah, that IS true, come to think of it! It doesn’t look as if he’s making ANY attempt to guard it whatsoever, either. Come on, let’s do it! *Holds out the palm of her hand and starts shooting at Iblis’ eye*

Scorch: *Same*

Iblis: *Blocks the attacks*

Scorch: W-WHAT!?

Slush: Ugh, me and my big mouth! I guess he isn’t so brainless after all…

Scorch: Ah, well. No big deal. I’m sure if we were to rapidly fire at his eye, then he won’t be able to block all of our blasts.

Slush: It’s worth a try.

*They do it again, and it’s the same result*

Slush: Damn it!

Scorch: Well, so much for that, huh?

Slush: I guess we’re going to need another plan, then. If attacking him from far away doesn’t get the job done, then our only option left is to attack him head-on!

Scorch: What if he ends up blocking that, too?

Slush: Don’t worry, I have an idea. *Whispers in Scorch’s ear*

Scorch: Yeah, that’s perfect! He won’t even see it coming! Anytime you’re ready, Slush.

Slush: With all this heat I’ve had to endure, I just hope I’ll have enough energy to pull it off. Well, here goes! *Hovers into the air* BLIZZARD ATTACK!

Using her cryokinetic powers, Slush used the remaining energy that she had left to create a blizzard. The snow, along with the strong winds, were not only enough to damage Iblis, but it distracted him long enough for Scorch to fly towards his eye and jam her fist through it.

Iblis: *Insert loud growling here as he sinks back into the lava*

Scorch: Well, that takes care of him…for now, at least.

Slush: Yeah. I’m going outside to cool off. Let me know when he gets back up again.



But then again, that probably won’t be necessary, since anybody could hear Iblis’ roar within a ten-mile radius.

Scorch: Good point.

At the Sandopolis Zone…

Nega Robotnik: You won’t be able to resist for much longer, you know. Sooner or later, the beam is going to penetrate that barrier, and you fools will be blown to PIECES! Eee hee hee hee!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… That’s right! It’s only a matter of time until we’ll finally be rid of pests for good! The Robotnik Empire… I could practically SEE it now! At long last, it’s going to become a reality, just as I envisioned it!

Seedra: I think I have an idea…

Mighty: You do? Well, alright. Let’s hear it.

Seedra: You guys said that the emeralds transform thoughts into power, right? Well, can’t we channel our thoughts into reflecting their beam?

Shadow: It’s worth a try.

Charmy: Alright, well let’s do it!

Taking Seedra’s suggestion, the heroes used the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds and transformed their thoughts into making the Egg Galaxia’s beam reflect off the barrier and bounce right back to it.

Robotnik: W-WHAT!? NO WAY! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!!!

Nega Robotnik: THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!!!

Before the Robotniks had the chance to dodge, they ended up getting hit by their own beam, with the Egg Galaxia being launched into the sky, and sent flying over the horizon somewhere.

Ray: Wow. I’m surprised that actually worked!

Sonic: HA! Game over, Ro-butt-niks!

Bean: HAHAHAHAHA… Now THAT’S what I call “Dynamite Power”!

Nack: Yep! ‘Dat outta teach ‘de ol’ doc not ta cheat us no moah!

Well, so far, so good. Thanks to Nack and Bean’s cooperation, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were able to triumph over Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega and stop their world domination plans from coming to fruition. Additionally, Scorch and Slush were able triumph over Iblis at the volcano. Is it truly over? Have the heroes truly won? Or do the Robotniks, as well as Iblis, have more tricks up their sleeves? Find out in Part Nineteen “Bee” of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Jun 23 2011, 10:07 PM
Part 19b

Last time, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes resumed their battle against Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega, in their new machine, the “Egg Galaxia”. Due to the fact that the Robotniks were in possession of all seven Sol Emeralds, the Egg Galaxia was invincible, and the heroes were unable to inflict any damage on it. In order to buy time to come up with a strategy, Shadow used Chaos Control to freeze the two doctors in time. Conveniently, Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite arrived on the scene with the three remaining Chaos Emeralds. Wanting to get back at Robotnik for cheating them in the past, the two of them decided to lend their emeralds to the heroes so that they could destroy the Egg Galaxia.

After the effects of Chaos Control had worn off, the Robotniks were unfrozen, and the battle resumed. The two scientists then started charging up a laser, determined to finish the heroes off once and for all and proceed with their plans to conquer the world and build the Robotnik and Nega Robotnik Empire. Before their beam could come in contact, they used the power of the seven emeralds to generate a barrier. Eventually, Seedra made a suggestion to channel their thoughts into reflecting the Egg Galaxia’s beam, in which they did, causing the machine and the Robotniks to get pushed away, and sent flying over the horizon somewhere.

In the meantime, Scorch and Slush were in the “heat” of battle themselves. As it turns out, Squash had mistakenly and unknowingly freed Iblis during her battle with Scorch. Knowing what would happen if Iblis continues to roam freely, two Goddesses wasted no time and headed straight towards the volcano in order to put a stop to the fiery creature’s rampage before it began. Scorch and Slush fought him face to face, and after a tough battle, they eventually managed to defeat it, causing it to sink back into the lava.

Are the battles truly over? Have Iblis and the Robotniks truly been defeated? Or do they still have more tricks up their sleeve? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Charmy: Yay! We did it, you guys! We beat Robotnik and Dr. Nega!

Vector: Yep! All in a day’s work, boys…’n’ girls!

Squash: So, HE was Dr. Nega, huh? Are he and Ivo twins, or what?

Shadow: Nega is actually his descendant from 200 years into the future.

Squash: I see.

Nack: By da way, what’d ‘ju guys do wit’ Mephiles?

Shadow: He’s been sealed up within the Scepter of Darkness, where he belongs. *Holds it up*

Bean: Ah, okay.

Rouge: I don’t know about anyone else, but I personally think he deserves far worse.

Nack: Yeah, like havin’ ‘is guts pumped full o’ lead!

Bean: Or getting blown to smithereens!

Knuckles: Even if you had the chance to do that, he’d just piece himself back together again. But still, I agree with Rouge about him deserving worse.

Charmy: *Whispers to Marine* The only reason Knuckles agrees with Rouge, is because he likes her. *Snickers*

Marine: *Snickers, too*

Knuckles: *Glares at Charmy* I heard that!

Rouge: Yeah, so did I!

Charmy: Uhhh, heard what?

Marine: You’re just hearin’ things, mates! That’s all!

Charmy: Yep, what she said! You’re just hearing things!

Rouge: In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bat, which means that I have ultrasensitive hearing. There’s no use in trying to hide it.

Knuckles: Plus, your whispers aren’t that quiet anyway, Charmy.

Charmy: Aww, crap…

Amy: Ooh, that reminds me. Now that we’ve finished saving the world from Mephiles and the two Robotniks, why don’t we head over to the beach? And while we’re there, Silver, I could introduce you to that nice girl I was telling you about!

Blaze: …! *Blushes*

Silver: Oh, right… I forgot all about that. (I was hoping SHE’D forget all about it, too…)

Blaze: (This is going to be awkward, I just know it…)

Cream: Umm, Amy?

Amy: What is it, Cream?

Cream: *Whispers* Are you sure it was a good idea to mention that in front of Blaze? She might end up catching on, you know…

Amy: Oh, right. I guess I wasn’t thinking.

Cream: *Looks toward Blaze* (Hmm? Why is Blaze blushing? Could it be that she’s already figured it out somehow?)

Blaze: O-Oh, uhh… I just remembered! The Sol Emeralds! They’re still missing! Do you think there’s a chance that they might have gotten scattered after the explosion?

Silver: Possibly. What does the detector say about them, Knuckles?

Knuckles: *Looks* Oh, shoot! I think the battery died!

Tails: It just needs to be charged up again, that’s all.

Charmy: Hee hee, “bee charged up”. Get it? *Snickers*

Marine: Heh heh heh! Sure do, mate! That was rippa!

Splash: Yeah, I guess you’re right. *Giggles*

Seedra: *Same*

Knuckles: *Sweatdrops* Just when I thought they had finally gotten old to you…

Splash: Hey, like I said before, those puns never get old to me, no matter how many times I hear them.



Wait, I just realized… I said “beefore”. *Giggles again*

*Everyone anime falls (except Charmy, Marine, and Seedra; once again, for obvious reasons)*

Heavy: Umm, no offense, but you sound even more idiotic than Charmy does, and that’s saying a lot.

Charmy: *Pulls down his eyelid and sticks his tongue at Heavy*

Splash: Here’s a little newsflash for you, Heavy… Saying “no offense” doesn’t make you any less of a jerk than you’ve already proven yourself to be.

Charmy: Yeah! *Sticks his tongue at Heavy again*

Squash: …

In any case, Shadow… Now that Mephiles is back in the Scepter of Darkness, exactly what are you planning to do with it? Take it back to G.U.N. Headquarters?

Shadow: I would, but if I take it there, then it’s just bound to fall into the wrong hands, and Mephiles will be freed from his imprisonment again. So, I’m going to have to find another place to put it. As to where… I haven’t exactly decided yet, but I’ll think of something when the time comes.

Squash: I see.

Mighty: While we’re on the subject, this is the first time in a while that we’ve managed to stop him before he had the chance to merge with Iblis, or even set him free for that matter.

Espio: Indeed. Here’s hoping we’ll never have to face Solaris again.

Tikal: Yes. As long as Scorch could keep the Fire Element Gem from coming in contact with lava or flames, then we won’t have to worry about Iblis returning.

Squash: Coming…in contact with lava and flames…? (Wait a minute… I fought Scorch earlier, and I definitely remember her wearing that gem in her tiara as I knocked her into the lava! If what they say is true, then that must mean Iblis is free! No! This can’t be! I’ve got to go stop him!)

Seedra: Is something wrong, Squash? You look as if you’ve seen a ghost or something…

Squash: There’s no time to explain! I have to go! *Gets a running start, rolls into a boulder, and dashes away*

Rouge: …

Wow. What do you suppose THAT was about?

Knuckles: I don’t know, but she definitely acted pretty strange once Iblis was brought up…

Silver: *Looks toward Blaze* Do you think that could possibly mean…?

Blaze: I certainly hope not…

Omega: Warning! Incoming enemy approaching from above! Scanners indicate that the Egg Galaxia is still intact!

Everyone: WHAT!?

*The Egg Galaxia hovers down*

Bomb: Well, from the looks of things, it seems we were actually able to do some damage to it…

Blaze: Why don’t you just give up already and hand over the Sol Emeralds!

Silver: Yeah, you might as well, because you’re just going to lose again, like always!

Nega Robotnik: Hmph, I’ll admit that you caught us by surprise during the last round, but no matter. The two of us are still bound to emerge victorious in the end! Eee hee hee!

Robotnik: Why don’t you meet us up at the Doomsday Zone so that we could settle this once and for all? If, by some chance, you manage to defeat us up there, then we’ll be more than happy to return your precious Sol Emeralds.

Blaze: We’ll be there.

Charmy: Yeah, we’ll BEE there!

*People glare at him*

Charmy: Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Excellent! We’re glad to hear it!

Robotnik: Don’t disappoint us. HAHAHAHAHAHA…

*The Egg Galaxia teleports away*

Seedra: “Doomsday Zone”? I don’t like the sound of that… Where is this place, exactly?

Sonic: The Doomsday Zone is in outer space. It’s just an asteroid field, so it’s not as bad as it sounds.

Seedra: Oh, okay. But still, I wonder why they chose that place in particular…

Wechnia: They must want to challenge us to an emerald-powered showdown. After all, both sides happen to have a set of emeralds. We have the seven Chaos Emeralds, while the Robotniks have the seven Sol Emeralds. It’s the only logical explanation.

Seedra: Makes sense.

Sonic: Heh! Sounds like an invitation to party! Okay, Ro-butt-niks! Bring it on!

Knuckles: Well, that’s one invitation I’m not turning down! If it’s a fight they want, then it’s a fight we’ll get!

Charmy: So, you mean we’re gonna go super again? Awesome!

Vector: Ya beddah believe we are! C’mon, let’s get powa’d up!

Just then, the Chaotix team (Knuckles, Mighty, Espio, Charmy, and Vector), Sonic, Tails, Shadow, Silver, and Blaze moved towards the seven Chaos Emerald as they began to glow and encircle everyone. After that, a bright flash of light occurred, and when it faded, their super transformations were finished.

Nack: HOLY CRAP! I ‘de emeralds were powerful ‘n’ whatnot, but nevah knew ‘dey had ‘DAT kinda powah!

Bean: Neither did I, actually…

Heavy: I know I say this every time, but rings are needed in order to help sustain your super forms. While you guys are busy doing battle against the Robotniks, the rest of us will be on the move, collecting rings to fuel your ring energy.

Bomb: Yeah. If you find yourselves running low on rings, then we’ll be sure to send them to you immediately.

Knuckles: Got it.

Bean: …

Alright, fine. I guess we’ll take part in this, too. Normally, we wouldn’t involve ourselves in anything like this unless some money was involved, but since we wanna get even with Robotnik, this one’s on the house.

Mighty: Well, okay then. Thanks.

Nack: *Looks toward Honey* As fa you… Don’t go thinkin’ ‘dis changes nutin’, y’hear? Aftah ‘dis is ovah, ya beddah gimme my money!

Honey: And if I don’t?

Nack: I think ya already know ‘de answer ta ‘dat! Anyway… *Looks towards the Chaotix and the others* Whadda ya waitin’ for? Go ahead ‘n’ show ‘dem Robotniks who’s boss!

Super Sonic: Alright. Let’s blast through with Sonic speed!

Super Shadow: Chaos… CONTROL!

Just as they were in the process teleporting themselves from the desert and into space, Wechnia, Splash, and Seedra quickly stepped within the range of Shadow’s Chaos Control come with them and take part in the battle. Meanwhile, at the volcano, Scorch was currently battling Iblis (in his second, worm-like form), who rose back up again after sinking into the lava. In addition to Iblis, Scorch also had fiery bats and other creatures to fight off that were spawned by Iblis.

Scorch: Sheesh! What could be taking Slush so long!? She said she’d be back after cooling herself off, and since she has the Ice Gem with her, it shouldn’t have taken any more than a few minutes! What could she be doing, exactly!?

???: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! It looks like we meet again, my dear sister…

Scorch: Huh!? Squash! It’s you!

Squash: AH-HA-HA-AH! The one and only!

Scorch: …

That laugh…don’t ever do it again.

Squash: Well, isn’t THAT a jolly thing to say to someone who’s come all this way to help you?

Scorch: …

Squash: Listen, about before...

Scorch: Yeah, I know. You’re sorry for picking that fight with me, right? Is that what you were going to say?

Squash: Well, yeah. Something like that…

Scorch: Don’t worry about it. It wasn’t your fault. That was Mephiles’ doing, after all.

Squash: Either way, I still feel stupid for believing his lies, and I’d like to make it up to you somehow. Since Slush isn’t here, maybe I could fight in her place?

Scorch: Sure, why not?

Iblis: *Roars and summons more fiery creatures*

Squash: Alright then! Let’s get ‘em!

*They start fighting the creatures off*

Elsewhere, at the Doomsday Zone…


Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… So, you’ve come! We’re glad you could make it!

Super Vector: Ya beddah believe we did! Like I always say: Once we start a job, we finish the job! That’s our policy! We’re Team Chaotix!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Well, we regret to inform you that this is one job you won’t be finishing! EEE HEE HEE HEE!

Super Espio: We’ll see about that, Nega.

Robotnik: All of you! Prepare to meet your maker!

So far, there are two epic battles taking place, both which determine the fate of the world, and eventually, the entire universe. Do the heroes have what it takes to put a stop to Dr. Robotnik’s and Dr. Nega’s evil ambition? Do the Goddesses have what it takes to dispose of Iblis? Speaking of a which, what’s keeping Slush, exactly? Find out next time, on Part Nineteen “See” of Knuckles’ Chaotix, Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Jun 30 2011, 03:03 PM
Part 19c

When we last left off, Dr. Robotnik, Dr. Nega, and their new mech robot, the Egg Galaxia was sent flying by its own attack, thanks to the reflective forcefield that the heroes created with the seven Chaos Emeralds. After that, the heroes, while under the impression that the Robotniks were beaten, decided to take a breather. During that time, Squash came to the realization that she had accidentally released Iblis from its imprisonment during her battle against Scorch. After that, she wasted no time and hurried to the volcano immediately to put a stop to the monster’s rampage before it begins. Shortly after she left, the Robotniks returned with the slightly damaged Egg Galaxia, and decided to challenge the heroes to an emerald-powered showdown at the Doomsday Zone, which is located in outer space. Needless to say, the heroes accepted their challenge, and a handful of them used the seven Chaos Emeralds to transform. Heavy, Bomb, and all the others decided to stay behind to collect rings for them in case their super forms are on the verge of wearing off.

Meanwhile, Scorch was busy battling Iblis, but without Slush this time around, so she was forced to take on the fiery monster and the creatures it spawned all by herself, until Squash arrived to fight in Slush’s place. Speaking of a which, exactly why hasn’t she returned yet? Even if she does, will the Goddess have a chance of defeating Iblis and stopping him from destroying their current timeframe? Do Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes have what it takes to defeat Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega, and stop their plans for world domination? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Robotnik: GET A LOAD O’ THIS!

*The Egg Galaxia fires missiles at them*

Seedra: *Grabs some of them with the vines extended from her back*

Super Silver: How ‘bout this!? *Catches some with telekinesis* Take THIS! *Launches them*

Seedra: *Same*

Nega Robotnik: Oh, I don’t think so!

*The Egg Galaxia holds up a shield*

Super Vector: Ah, crud!

Wechnia: Don’t worry, we still have a chance. While they’re busy focusing on blocking what’s in front of them, they’ve left themselves unguarded from behind.

Super Knuckles: Good thinking as always, Wechnia. Come on, let’s get ‘em!

Going with Wechnia’s suggestion, the super-powered group of heroes took advantage of the situation and attacked the Egg Galaxia’s unguarded area, while it was busy blocking what was in front of them.

Robotnik: AUGH!

Nega Robotnik: BAH! CURSES!

Super Sonic: HA! How’s THAT, Ro-butt-niks!?

Robotnik: I wouldn’t get too cocky if I were you, you meddlesome hedgehog, because we haven’t even BEGUN to get started!

Nega Robotnik: Especially since we could do… THIS!

Shortly afterwards, Dr. Nega pressed a button, which morphed the Egg Galaxia’s arm from a cannon to a vacuum, which started sucking up the heroes’ rings.

Super Charmy: AAAAH! OH, NO! OUR RINGS!

*The others say something similar*

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How do you like THAT, fools!? It’s a well-known fact that your super forms require ring energy, and since we’ve deprived you of a majority of them already, you don’t stand a chance!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! That’s right! Installing that Ring Vacuum within the Egg Galaxia was a stroke of pure genius, wasn’t it?

Burning Blaze: GRRR…

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Indeed it was, Nega! Indeed it was! Sure, your friends are most likely running around Angel Island, collecting rings to fuel your super forms right now, as we speak, but their efforts are in vain, since we could easily take them from you again!

Super Charmy: Aww, no! He’s right, you guys! What’re we gonna do!?

Super Vector: Whadda we gonna do, ya ask? Simple: We’re gonna find some way ta break that vacuum thingy o’ theirs, ‘n’ get our rings back!

Nega Robotnik: Oh, but what if your energy wears off before then?

Super Knuckles: We’ll think of something! Now, enough talk! Let’s pick up where we left off!

Robotnik: Very well then, fools! Come and meet your destruction!
Just as both sides were getting ready to charge towards one another, tons of rings were suddenly transported in front of them.

Super Mighty: Wow, that was fast! Especially when compared to last time, when we were dealing with Solaris…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee! Thanks for the rings, fools!

*The Egg Galaxia starts sucking them up*

Super Silver: It’s no use! *Holds the rings down with telekinesis*

Robotnik: WHAT!? No way! I can’t BELIEVE this!

Super Espio: Alright, now why don’t we collect them before it’s too late?

Super Vector: Ya don’t gotta tell ME twice!

*They collect the rings*

Seedra: By the way, exactly how are those rings getting sent up here?

Super Tails: They’re most likely using the space transporter at my Workshop.

Nega Robotnik: Tails’ Workshop, eh? *Takes out a communication device* Come in, Metal Sonic Version 3.0! Can you hear me?

Everyone: WHAT!?

Elsewhere…

*Metal Sonic 3.0 is in the middle of a battle with the original Metal Sonic*


Metal Sonic 3.0: *Holds Metal Sonic down with telekinesis*

Metal Sonic: Ghhhh…!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, I hear you. What is your command, Doctor Nega?

Nega Robotnik: I have an important task for you to perform, so listen carefully! I need you to head over to Tails’ Workshop in the Mystic Ruins to intercept those pests and keep them from collecting rings!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Very well, understood. *Hangs up and uses telekinesis to toss Metal Sonic through a wall*

Metal Sonic: UHHHHHH! *Czzzzzt!*

Metal Sonic 3.0: I currently have some other business to attend to. Your death is for later. *Turns on his jet booster and flies away*

Metal Sonic: *Gets up again* I hope he doesn’t truly believe that he could escape me. If so, then he has another thing coming! Once again, I’m going to destroy him like the pathetic imposter he is, and prove which of us is TRULY the real Sonic! *Turns on his jet booster and flies after him*

At the Doomsday Zone…

Super Sonic: Metal Sonic 3.0!? Didn’t he already get destroyed last month, when he was fighting against the original!?

Burning Blaze: Yes, he burst into flames and everything! There wasn’t a shred left of him!

Robotnik: Obviously, he was rebuilt.

Super Vector: Yeah, but how’d Nega even find ‘da time ta do it, when he was locked in the institution for the past month ‘r so!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, Metal Sonic 3.0 was defeated in battle last month, and yes he “burst into flames” as you put it, Blaze, but his control chip was left unscathed. So, as a result, I was able to upload it into one of the spare bodies that I’ve built for Metal Sonic 3.0 prior to this moment, so it’s as good as new! As to when I found the time to do that, it was after I escaped from the mental asylum, and sometime before Dr. Robotnik and I lifted the Sol Emeralds! EEE HEE HEE!

Super Mighty: Well, I guess THAT explains it…

Super Shadow: Well, now that we’ve got that cleared up, why don’t we pick up where we left off?

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… I thought you’d never ask! It’s time you’ve witnessed the TRUE power of REAL evil geniuses!

*They charge toward one another and resume the battle*

Elsewhere, at Tails’ Workshop…


Heavy: There, that should do it. All the rings we’ve collected have been safely transported up to The Doomsday Zone.

Bomb: Yeah. As much as we’ve collected, their super forms should be able to last for a while.

Honey: I certainly hope so. I’d hate for something bad to happen to Espio… Knuckles and all the others…

Amy: …

Say, you wouldn’t happen to have feelings for Espio, would you?

Honey: H-Huh? *Blushes a little* N-No, of course not! W-What makes you say that?

Amy: Like I always say, I happen to have a sixth sense about that sort of thing. It’s never steered me wrong before!

Tiara: …

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Amy: Hey! What’s so funny!?

Tiara: That “sixth sense” of yours, that’s what. Let’s be real here, Amy. If it truly “never steered [you] wrong before”, then how come you haven’t caught on to the fact that Sonic doesn’t like you?

Nack: Y’know, she’s gotta point ‘dere…

Bean: Yep.

Amy: Oh, piss off, Boobowski! Sonic does TOO like me!

Tiara: Yeah, as much as a bullet through the head.

*They “anime lightning glare” at one another*

Rouge: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA… These are always so entertaining, don’t you think?

Omega: Negative. I find these quarrels to be absolutely meaningless, and a complete waste of time.

Rouge: Ah, you’re always so serious, Omega.

Amy: Sonic loves ME!

Tiara: No, ME!

*They argue back and forth*

Omega: SILENCE! *Aims his arm cannon and fires a bullet through the ceiling*

*They stop*

Nack: Ah, man… It was JUST gettin’ to da good part…

Omega: Our objective is to collect rings to help Shadow and the other sustain their super forms! Do not forget it!

Heavy: I was on the verge of saying the same thing, but you beat me to it.

Bark: He’s right, you know. As entertaining as I thought that was, this isn’t the time for it. You two could always fight over Sonic later, after the Robotniks are beaten.

Amy: …

Okay, fine.

Tiara: Yeah, whatever. Let’s go.

Just as they were leaving the Workshop to continue their ring hunt, Metal Sonic 3.0 suddenly hovered down in front of them.

Cream: Hey, isn’t that… Mr. Metal Sonic!?

Honey: That’s him alright, but his coloring is different from before…

Bomb: That’s actually an entirely different Metal Sonic from the other one. This is Metal Sonic Version Three-Point Zero, a carbon copy created by Dr. Nega.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Precisely, but I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a “carbon copy”… An “improvement” is a more accurate description. Don’t ever lump me with that inferior, obsolete piece of trash.

Heavy: HAHAHAHAHAHA… Oh, that’s rich. You were sent to the scrap heap BY the original, and yet HE’S the inferior one?

Metal Sonic 3.0: What he achieved was merely a lucky victory, nothing more. I would be settling my score with him right now, but I’ve been ordered to keep you from collecting anymore rings. Otherwise, I’d never entertain the thought of wasting my time dealing with a multitude of weaklings.

Bean: What’d you say!?

Nack: You’re gonna regret openin’ ya yap, pal!

Rouge: Hmph, that’s quite an ego you’ve got there!

Bark: Yeah, that’s for sure! You think you’re so tough? Then show us what you’ve got!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm! So, you have a deathwish? Who am I to disappoint?

Bark: Alright, then. *Cracks his knuckles* It’s clobberin’ time!

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Holds out the palm of his hand*

???: HOLD IT!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm? *Looks up* So, it’s YOU again…the outdated model…

Metal Sonic: *Hovers between the two sides and faces Three-Point Zero* You and I still have some unfinished business to attend to! Your fight is with me! They are of no concern to you!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Fair enough. This is convenient for me, actually. You’re the one that I truly wanted to do battle with in the first place.

Metal Sonic: *Turns to the heroes* The rest of you are free to go. I’ll handle him.

Tikal: Okay. Thank you.

Cream: Yes, thank you, Mr. Metal Sonic!

Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao!

*Everyone else leaves*

Metal Sonic 3.0: So, Metal Sonic, it’s just you and me now. Let’s go! Once and for all, we will determine which of us is truly the strongest!

Metal Sonic: I wouldn’t have it any other way.

*They fight*

Elsewhere, at Red Mountain, Scorch and Squash were still in the process of fighting off the fiery creatures that were recently spawned, as well as Iblis himself.


Scorch: *Punches one of them away*

Squash: *Same*

Scorch: What is taking Slush so long, exactly!?

Squash: Beats me.

Scorch: Does she have any idea how hard it is to fight fire with fire!?

Squash: Maybe she chickened out? After all, she IS an Ice Goddess, and we’re inside of a volcano, fighting against volcanic creatures.

Scorch: Trust me, that’s not the case. Aside from the fact that she’s been to this volcano at least twice in the same day, she willingly entered the Sandopolis Zone, even after I warned her about the heat. So, it’s not fear that’s holding her back. Something else must be keeping her…

*Suddenly, the creatures, as well as the entire place get covered in sheets of ice*

Squash: …I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say that was her?

Slush: You got it. *Drops down*

Shock: *Same*

Storm: *Same*

Slush: Sorry I’m late. Along with the recovery process, I had to fly all the way to Robotnik’s base to find these two, so they could lend us a hand.

Scorch: Ah, okay. I guess that explains it.

Iblis: *Roars*

Shock: So that’s Iblis, huh?

Slush: Yep.

Shock: I could have sworn it had a different form before, when we made that trip back in time…

Scorch: That’s because it can shapeshift into different forms, much like Mephiles can.

Storm: Alright, now why don’t we can the chatter and get this over with?

Squash: Sounds good to me.

Iblis: *Blows fire at them*

*They spread out and dodge the attack*

Shock: HA! Too slow!

Slush: Why don’t we all aim for his eye again?

Scorch: It’s worth a try.

Just as they were preparing to attack Iblis’ third eye, the fiery creature quickly swung its worm-like tail and knocked the five sisters back, sending them flying into the wall behind them.

Iblis: *Starts roaring so loud, that his voice begins to make the volcano cave in*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Thanks, that’s JUST what I needed! *Holds out the palm of her hand, stops the falling rocks in midair, and launches them at Iblis’ eye with a telekinetic force*

Iblis: *Insert loud growl here*

Shock: My turn! *Zaps his eye*

Scorch: *Flies towards Iblis and punches his eye as soon as Shock is done*

Slush: Alright, Storm, we’re going to need to combine our powers on this one. I froze the place some, so that your wind powers will actually be of use in this volcano.

Storm: Okay. Let’s do it!

Once again, Slush used her cryokinetic powers to create a blizzard, while Storm, on the other hand, used her wind powers. Eventually, Iblis ended up being overwhelmed by the strong gusts of wind, and sank right back into the lava.

Shock: You know, I actually think that did the trick!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! That Iblis creature wasn’t so tough after all!

Shock: …

Umm, no offense, but that laugh… It’s really creepy.

Storm: You took the words right out of my mouth.

Squash: Oh, shut up.

Scorch: I get the strangest feeling that Iblis isn’t done yet… He might rise again, just as he did last time. After the next round, I’m going to make sure he doesn’t, by sealing him inside the Fire Gem again, like last time.

Slush: Okay, good. For now, we just need to play the waiting game…

Meanwhile, back at the Doomsday Zone, battle against heroes and the villains began to get more intense. As before, both sides were eventually matched, matching each other blow-for-blow. After a while, however, it got to the point where the heroes’ ring energy was almost depleted.

Super Tails: Uh oh… This isn’t good, you guys… I don’t know how much longer we’re going to be able to sustain these forms…

Wechnia: Hopefully, everyone else was able to get through this “Metal Sonic Version 3.0” in order to collect more rings…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! At this point, I’d say that’s highly unlikely!

Robotnik: I’ll admit that you’ve all put up a good fight, but now it’s all over! It’s time we’ve disposed of you pests once and for all! With you fools out of the picture, we’ll finally be free to realize our ambitions! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, and after we’re through taking over THIS planet, we’ll conquer the entire galaxy, as well! As I’ve stated before, the Robotnik and Nega Robotnik Empires will be transcendent universes that’ll exist in all timeframes; the past, present, AND future! It’ll be Robotnikland beyond THIS and EVERY other dimension! EEE HEE HEE HEE!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Splash: We’ll NEVER allow you to do that!

Super Charmy: Yeah!

*Some more rings get transported*

Both Robotniks: WHAT!?

Robotnik: NO WAY! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!

Nega Robotnik: IMPOSSIBLE! HOW CAN THIS BE!? I specifically gave Metal Sonic Version 3.0 orders to distract those fools!

Burning Blaze: Has it ever occurred to you that he might have been defeated?

Super Shadow: It’s either that, or he’s too focused on his vendetta against the original Metal Sonic.

Super Vector: Eitha way, ya still lose!

Super Espio: Indeed. You might as well surrender.

Robotnik: Oh, I don’t think so!

*Both of the Egg Galaxia’s arms morph into vacuums*

Nega Robotnik: We might not be able to prevent your friends from collecting rings, but we can still take them from you! Eee hee hee hee!

Robotnik: Yes, and this time, we’re going to double the fun!

Super Shadow: Chaos… CONTROL!

Super Mighty: Good, that’ll hold them for the time being.

Super Charmy: “For the time beeing”. Get it? *Snickers*

Splash & Seedra: *Giggles*

*Everyone else sweatdrops*

Super Vector: …ANYWAY, whadda ya say we take this as our chance to destroy the vacuum, or somethin’? That way, we’ll be able to get back some o’ the rings that were taken from us!

Super Knuckles: Sounds good to me!

*They do that*

Super Charmy: I have another idea! Why don’t we all try ramming into them at the same time?

Super Vector: I ain’t got a problem with that!

*They all fly towards the Egg Galaxia at super speed, and the effects of Chaos Control wear off*

Nega Robotnik: So, you’ve decided to use that time freeze technique again? Eee hee hee! So what? By doing that, you’re only delaying the inevitable! We’re still going to-

Robotnik: ENOUGH OF YOUR BABBLING! We’ve got to get out of the way! Or else, we’re-

Before Robotnik had the chance to finish his sentence, and before either of them had a chance to dodge, the emerald-powered heroes rammed into the Egg Galaxia with incredible force and speed, sending the doctors and the machine crashing into a large asteroid behind them.

*An explosion occurs*


Super Sonic: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Game over, Ro-butt-niks!

Meanwhile, deep within the Mystic Ruins, the battle between the Metal Sonics continued, with the original gaining the upper hand in the end.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Ghhh…! *Kneels down, holding his arm* *Czzzzt!*

Metal Sonic: Are you ready to accept your defeat?

Metal Sonic 3.0: You…haven’t won yet, fool! *Czzzzt!* I’ll…never allow myself to once again…suffer the shame and humiliating of being defeated by an inferior, outdated model like yourself! *Takes out seven colorful rings*

Metal Sonic: Wait a minute… Those are the Chaos Rings, are they not?

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm! That would be correct! Did you truly think that I would go down that easily? This time around, I’ve come prepared, just in case you happened to get lucky again…

Metal Sonic: …

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm hmm! With the power of the Chaos Rings, I shall truly be unstoppable! I shall reign supreme as the most powerful robot the world has ever known! *Hovers into the air*

After hovering into the air, Metal Sonic 3.0 released the seven Chaos Rings into the air. As the rings encircled him, Metal Sonic 3.0 began to undergo a giant, monstrous transformation. While he was in the transformation process, a series of earthquakes began to occur, which were felt all throughout Angel Island.

At Tails Workshop…


Nack: HOLY CRAP! What’s goin’ on, he’ah!?

Bean: I don’t have a clue!

Cream: I-I’m scared…

Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao…

Marine: B-Blimey! What do you suppose is causin’ this?

Rouge: I don’t know, but whatever it is, it can’t be good...

Tikal: Indeed. It must be some kind of awful power…

Omega: Scanners indicate high power readings; readings which are akin to that of the Chaos and Sol Emeralds’ power!

Tiara: Maybe your readings are coming from Sonic and the others?

Omega: Negative. Their battle is currently taking place at the Doomsday Zone, which is in the vastness of space. My scanners are unable to detect power readings that are not within the planet’s range.

Ray: Well, since it’s not them, I wonder if it has anything to do with the Metal Sonics?

Amy: I think you may be onto something, Ray. I have the strangest feeling that Metal Sonic might need our help…

At the battlefield…

Metal Overlord 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm hmm! The transformation is complete! Tremble with terror, you worthless piece of scrap metal, for your destruction is at hand!

Metal Sonic: …

Oh, no! Just when Metal Sonic was beginning to have the upper hand in battle, things have sudden taken a turn for the worse! With Metal Sonic 3.0’s newfound powers, does the original even stand a chance? Also, have the Robotniks truly been defeated? What about Iblis? Will he rise again, like the Goddesses have predicted? Find out on Part Nineteen “Dee” of Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

To “bee” continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Aug 02 2011, 04:57 AM
Part 19d

Last time, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes continued their battle against Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega's new machine, the "Egg Galaxia". Sometime during the battle, the newly resurrected Metal Sonic Version 3.0 was ordered by Dr. Nega to keep Heavy, Bomb, Honey, Nack, Bean, etc. from collecting additional rings to fuel the super forms of the Chaotix and company. As a result, he temporarily withdrew from his battle with the original Metal Sonic to carry out the orders that were given to him. Before he had the chance to do so, however, the original caught up with him, and the two of them resumed their battle from there, which allowed the others to continue collecting rings, without any interruptions.

Elsewhere, the Elemental Goddesses were still in the middle of their battle with Iblis, whom Squash accidentally released after having been tricked by Mephiles into fighting Scorch. As she and Scorch continued to fight off Iblis and the creatures that he continued to spawn, they constantly wondered where Slush had run off to, but conveniently, she showed up just in the nick of time, along with the Lightning and Wind Goddesses, Shock and Storm. Thanks to all five of the sisters combining their powers, they were able to defeat Iblis' second phase, and they're now eagerly awaiting his third.

Up at the Doomsday Zone, the Chaotix and company eventually ended up getting the upper hand with the Robotniks, and they ended up using a super-charged attack, ramming into the Egg Galaxia with incredible speed and power, sending it plummeting towards a large asteroid behind it, causing an explosion in the process. Coincidentally, around the same time, Metal Sonic had also triumphed during the battle against his doppelganger, Metal Sonic 3.0…or so it seemed. Not wanting to admit defeat, Metal Sonic 3.0 used the seven Chaos Rings to undergo a monstrous transformation. Now that he's absorbed the power of the Chaos Rings, does the original Metal Sonic stand even the slightest chance of defeating his copy? Have the Robotniks truly been defeated? Will the Elemental Goddesses be able to summon the power to defeat Iblis' final form? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

Outside of Tails' Workshop…


Omega: Are you certain that abandoning our current mission to assist Metal Sonic is a wise decision?

Amy: Well, yeah. For starters, you did say that there are high power readings coming from this island, which are about the same as the Chaos Emeralds, right?

Omega: Correct.

Amy: I think that definitely had something to do with the earthquake that just happened a few minutes ago. What if that Metal Sonic copy ended up transforming, or something? If that's the case, and if he truly has power that's equal to that of the Chaos Emeralds, then there's no way Metal Sonic will stand a chance against him by himself!

Omega: …

Ray: She's got a point. I don't see the harm in lending Metal Sonic a hand, either. After all, he IS on our side now, since Tails reprogrammed him sometime ago.

Omega: Your points are very valid, but there is one small problem: While we're in the process of battling Metal Sonic Version 3.0, then who's going to be collecting rings to help sustain the super forms of Shadow and the others? Wasn't this what Dr. Nega intended?

Bomb: Yes, but I'm certain that we've gathered more than enough rings to keep them occupied, so there shouldn't be any need to worry about that for the time being.

Marine: Heh heh, "the time beeing". Get it, mates? *Snickers*

Everyone: …

Heavy: HAHAHAHAHAHA…no.

Marine: Well, blimey! Doesn't anyone around here besides me, Charmy, the Water, and Leaf Goddesses have a sense o' humor around here?

Heavy: ...Moron.

Rouge: …Yeah, so anyway, back to the subject at hand. It's true that we've collected a lot of rings, but their super forms use up ring energy pretty fast, so Knuckles, Shadow, and the others may still need our help.

Tiara: Maybe half of us could go help Metal Sonic, while the other half continues collecting rings? And after a while, we could switch it around some and take turns.

Amy: …

I'd hate to say it, but once again, I agree with Boobowski. What about you guys?

Rouge: Sure, why not?

*Others agree, too*

Heavy: Okay, now with that said, all we need to do now is decide on the groups.

*They decide on the groups*

Rouge: Okay, so Omega, Heavy, Bomb, Tiara, Marine, and I will continue collecting rings for the time being.

Amy: Alright, then the rest of us will be helping out Metal Sonic.

Nack: Just so we're clear, he'ah… I ain't doin' 'dis outta 'da kindness o' my heart, or nutin' like that. I'm in 'dis fa two reasons. Numbah one, I ain't lettin' 'dis cat goil outta my sight, until she pays me da money she pays me da money she owes me for blowin' up da Marvelous Queen! *Glares at Honey*

Honey: *Rolls her eyes*

Nack: 'N' numbah two, 'dat Metal Sonic copy had 'da noive ta be talkin' down on us 'n' what-not. He was preddy much askin' for it, right 'dere!

Bean: You said it! I'll bet he won't be so cocky once he gets a taste of Dynamite Power!

Bark: *Cracks his knuckles* It's clobbering time!

Marine: Been watchin' a li'l too much Fantastic Four, eh, mate? Can't say I blame ya, though, 'cause that show's bonza!

Bark: …

Umm, Fantastic Four, you said? Never heard of it.

Marine: What? You've nevah heard of it, ya say? Strewth! You don't know what you're missin', mate! *Goes on and on*

*Everyone sweatdrops*

Heavy: …

Wow, just…wow. Do you EVER shut up? Not even Charmy is THIS irritating.

Tikal: Now, now… There's no need to be so rude.

Bomb: Heavy's always being an anus, so what else is new?

Amy: Yeah, anyway, I'm gonna get going. There's no telling what might be happening to Metal Sonic right about now…

Tiara: …

You know, Amy… You sure are showing an awful lot of concern for Metal Sonic, aren't you?

Amy: Look, I know what you're trying to imply, Boobowski, and that's NOT the case. I've shown the same amount of concern for Gamma in the past, so that doesn't mean a thing. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love Sonic, and ONLY Sonic!

Ray: *Sighs and mumbles* It figures…

Tiara: That's too bad. He doesn't love YOU, though.

Amy: Yes, he does!

Tiara: No, he doesn't! Sonic loves me!

Amy: No, ME!

*They argue back and forth until they realize that everyone's gone*

Amy: Hey, where'd everyone go!?

Tiara: Ugh, don't tell me they bailed on us again…

Amy: I guess they did…

Tiara: Well, once again, we're going to have to settle this later. I have some rings to collect. *Rushes through the door*

Amy: Ooh, I HATE it when they leave me behind! *Exits the Workshop, too*

Meanwhile, deeper within the Mystic Ruins…

Metal Overlord 3.0: So, do you have any last words before I kill you? If so, say them now, while you still have the chance.

Metal Sonic: I believe you should be asking yourself that question, you loathsome copy! I told you before… There's only one real, TRUE Sonic… And that's none other than I, the original Metal Sonic!

Metal Overlord 3.0: HAHAHAHAHAHA… A rather interesting choice of last words, if I do say so myself! *Holds out the palm of his hand*

Metal Sonic: What, more telekinesis? Is that all the power your transformation yields? Pathetic. If you're going to imitate my transformation, then at least do it correctly.

Metal Overlord 3.0: Watch and learn, fool.

While holding out the palm of his hand, Metal Overlord 3.0 ended up using telekinesis, just as Metal Sonic had predicted. This time around, due to his power increase, he's now able to lift much heavier objects. He started by uprooting an entire tree and launching it at Metal Sonic, but he managed to dodge just in time before it came in contact.

Metal Sonic: So, your power truly HAS increased…

Metal Overlord 3.0: Yes, and that is only a mere glimpse of my power! I could destroy you at any time, if I wish!

Metal Sonic: Then what are you waiting for? Stop talking and fight.

Metal Overlord 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm! So, you really DO want to die! Very well, then… Your fate has been sealed! Prepare to be ripped apart and thrown into the scrap heap! *Balls his fists and tries to smash Metal Sonic*

Metal Sonic: *Dodges them, hovers into the air, and flies toward his glowing core, getting ready to attack it*

Metal Overlord 3.0: *Swings his large iron tail and smacks Metal Sonic with it*

Metal Sonic: UHHHHHHHHH!!! *Czzzzzt!*

Before Metal Sonic was able to perform the Homing Attack, he ended up getting himself smacked away by Metal Overlord 3.0's powerful iron tail, which sent him crashing through a few trees, and then into a wall.

Metal Overlord 3.0: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How's THAT for "pathetic", huh, you inferior, outdated piece of trash!?

Metal Sonic: I'm… *Czzzt!* Still not impressed… *Gets up again*

Metal Overlord 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm hmm! Oh, trust me… You're going to be "impressed" soon enough… After I'm finished crushing you at the very palm of my hand! *Raises his fist, and slams it down, in an attempt to squash Metal Sonic*

Metal Sonic: *Dodges*

Metal Overlord 3.0: *Uses the other hand*

*That process continues for a while*

Elsewhere, at the volcano, the Elemental Goddesses' battle against Iblis resumed, as the monster rose from its ashes once again, just as they had predicted. This time around, he was in his third and final phase, and more powerful than ever, and as a result, the five sisters began to have a bit more trouble dealing with him.


Squash: *Breathes hard* I guess…he's a little…tougher I thought…

Shock: You…said it… I guess it really does live up to its reputation, after all…

Storm: So, Scorch… You've dealt with this thing before and had it sealed up, right? Exactly…how did you pull that off?

Scorch: Some white hedgehog that I forget the name of held Iblis down with telekinesis while it was in its raw flame form, and I ended up sealing it from there.

Slush: Well, I guess we're going to have to keep fighting until he's reduced back to that form. But…what if he tries to escape again? I don't think there's anyone around to hold Iblis down with telekinesis this time around.

Shock: Wait… Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't I seen you do something like that, Squash? Like when you killed the creature that Mephiles summoned from the shadows, and when you lifted all that debris from the pyramid.

Squash: I can, but my telekinetic abilities are only limited to things that are made out of stone. Otherwise, I wouldn't be called the "Goddess of Stone" now, would I?

Shock: Good point…

Scorch: Don't worry. With our without telekinesis, I'll make sure Iblis doesn't escape. Now, let's take this fight to him!

Everyone: Right!

Iblis: *Starts charging up*

Shock: It looks like he's charging up for some big attack… Somehow, I don't think he's going to be holding anything back. Brace yourselves, everyone!

After a while, Iblis finished charging his energy, and "fired" a large beam of energy which was over a hundred degrees, and capable of melting just about anything in its path. Before the blast could come in contact with the Goddesses, Scorch quickly countered the attack with a fire beam of her own. Shock, on the other hand, fired an electrical beam to help Scorch over-power Iblis.

Scorch & Shock: Ihhhh…!

Elsewhere, back at the Mystic Ruins jungle, the battle began to shift even further in Metal Sonic 3.0's favor. Overwhelmed by his doppelganger's increase in power, the original Metal Sonic began to take a brutal beating.

Metal Overlord 3.0: *Grabs Metal Sonic with one hand, and uses the other to punch him, sending him plummeting towards the ground with incredible force*

Metal Sonic: UHHHHHHHH!!! *Czzzzzt!*

Metal Overlord 3.0: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! At last, I finally have you beaten! You've made a good run of it while you still could, but now it's all over! Now, the time has come for me to dispose of you once and for all, and reclaim my rightful title as the most powerful machine in existence! Never again will I suffer the shame and humiliation of being defeated and cast aside by an obsolete, low-level machine like yourself! Now then… Your last words… Say them now, while you still have the chance.

Metal Sonic: Ghhhh…! *Czzzzt!* I'm…the inferior one, you say? *Czzzzt!* Ignoring the fact…that you've already been defeated by me a month ago… The fact…that you had to transform…clearly shows which of us is TRULY the superior model! *Czzzzt!*

Metal Overlord 3.0: WHAT!?

Metal Sonic: You and I…both know… *Czzzzt!* …That without the aid…of the Chaos Rings, you're… NOTHING! You were nothing…more than an even cheaper imitation of the original, even moreso than Sonic! *Czzzzt!* I…am the original… The and only… REAL Sonic! In the end… I am going to be the one to triumph once again!

Metal Overlord 3.0: Fool. *Points his finger at Metal Sonic and blasts him with a laser*

Metal Sonic: *Crosses his arms to block it, and falls backwards*

Metal Overlord 3.0: You've said your last words… And now it's time for you to perish! *Holds out the palm of his hand and starts charging up*

*Suddenly, a hammer, bombs, bullets, and exploding shurikens are launched at him*

Metal Sonic: Hmm…? *Czzzt!*

Metal Overlord 3.0: What!? Who's there!? Show yourself at once!

*Nack, Bean, Bark, Amy, Ray, Cream, Cheese, Chocola, Tikal, and Honey step in front of Metal Sonic*

Metal Overlord 3.0: Oh, so it's YOU insignificant pests again…

Amy: Whatever problem it is you have with Metal Sonic, you're gonna have to take it up with us now!

Metal Sonic: S-Stay…OUT of this! *Czzzzt!* This does not… *Slowly gets back up* Concern you! This… *Czzzzt!* Is MY battle! I will defeat him…by myself!

Amy: How can you say something like that? We're here to help you!

Tikal: Yes, and you're clearly in need of it!

Metal Sonic: I don't… NEED your help… nor do I WANT it! Just…let me be! *Czzzzt!*

Amy: What's wrong with you, anyway!? Why are you acting so stubborn!?

Metal Sonic: …

First of all, this is a battle…to determine which of us…is the strongest! *Czzzzt!* If I…were to accept your help, then I won't be able…to truly prove that I am…the superior model! Do you have… ANY idea how much…my pride would be wounded!? Secondly… I heard Doctor Nega's message… *Czzzzt!* His plan was to…distract you from…collecting rings! By interfering…with this fight, aren't you doing precisely what he wants!?

Nack: …

Foist of all, we already got uddah people on 'da hunt for rings. Second of all, I ain't doin' 'dis ta help you. Me 'n' Bean are in 'dis, 'cause we've gotta bone 'ta pick wit' 'dat copy o' yours!

Amy: Yes, and besides… That "pride" of yours won't be worth anything if you wind up dead!

Metal Sonic: …

Amy: So, we're helping, whether you like it or not!

Metal Sonic: …Fine. *Czzzzt!* Do what you want. I honestly…don't know why YOU'RE going out of your way to help me, anyway. I hope you realize…that Sonic is next on my agenda…after HE'S been taken care of.

Amy: …

Ray: He's got a point, Amy.

Amy: I'm helping you, simply because it needs to be done. Sure, you may still have a rivalry with Sonic, but you aren't the bad person you used to be.

Metal Sonic: …

Metal Overlord 3.0: I don't have time to sit here and listen to your ridiculous babble. *Aims his finger again and fires at them*

*They spread out and dodge*

Nack: Eat lead, chump! *Starts blasting him*

Bean: DYNAMITE POWER! *Tosses bombs*

Following Nack and Bean's lead, everyone else tried attacking him again as well, but unfortunately for them, their attacks were once again rendered useless against the super-powered machine.

Metal Overlord 3.0: HAHAHAHAHAHA… What, is that all the power you possess? Pathetic. *Aims his finger again and blasts them*

Everyone: AAAAAHH! *They fall over*

Honey: He has…to have SOME kind of weakness! But what?

Ray: Heck if I know!

Metal Overlord 3.0: HAHAHAHAHA! Fools! Haven't you put it together yet? I possess NO weakness whatsoever! Now that I've obtained these newfound powers from the Chaos Rings, I am unmistakably the most powerful being the world has ever known! I am the ultimate, unrivaled power in the universe!



Now that I think about it… Why is it that I continue to follow orders from Dr. Nega? There is nothing he can possibly threaten me with, as I have a power that FAR exceeds his or any other machine he could possibly make! In fact, after I'm finished dealing with you meddlesome pipsqueaks, I'm going to take world domination into my own hands! I shall create a utopia of my own, where I reign supreme over all!

Cream: We won't let you do that!

Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao!

Tikal: The Chaos Rings, he said? The very same ones created by an ancient civilization many years ago, which were infused with Chaos Emerald energy?

Metal Sonic: Yes, those are the ones. *Czzzzt!*

Tikal: Since the Chaos Rings are exactly the same as the Chaos Emeralds, it should be possible to cancel out their power using the Master Emerald!

Bark: Good thinking! Without the power of the Chaos Rings, we should actually be able to do some real damage!

Nack: HAHAHA! Now ya speakin' my language!

Tikal: I'm heading to the altar right now! *Starts running*

Metal Overlord 3.0: Do you TRULY think you could escape me? *Starts shooting at her*

Tikal: Ahhhhhh! *Dodges the blasts and runs off*

Metal Overlord 3.0: Hmm, no matter… I'll just dispose of her when she returns.

Metal Sonic: Good… *Czzzt!* While she's doing that… I'm going to need the rest of you… To buy some time… Until my built-in auto-recovery system…is finished repairing the damage that was done…to me. *Czzzzt!*

Ray: Okay, no problem.

Metal Sonic: When that's…taken care of, and as soon as Three-Point Zero has been deprived…of the Chaos Rings' powers, I will no longer require your assistance. I will…destroy him with my own hands!

And so, to buy enough time for Metal Sonic's recovery process, as well as Tikal to come back with the Master Emerald, they all continued fighting against Metal Sonic Version 3.0, despite being unable to inflict any damage on him. Meanwhile, back at Red Mountain, Scorch and Shock were still in the middle of a beam struggle with Iblis.

Slush: Man… This is getting nowhere FAST! Squash, Storm! I have an idea!

Squash: You do? Okay then let's hear it.

Slush: While Iblis is busy shooting at them, he's leaving himself open for us to attack him from both sides, and behind him.

Storm: Good idea.

Squash: Alright, let's do it! *Goes to Iblis' left*

Storm: *Goes to his right*

Slush: *Gets behind him* Alright, let's do it! Arctic Star… POWEEERRRR!

Squash: Geo Star… POWEEERRRR!

Storm: Aero Star… POWEEERRRR!

Scorch: I guess we might as well take it up a notch, too! Nova Star… POWEEERRRR!

Shock: Electro Star… POWEEERRRR!

By combining their powers, Slush, Squash, and Storm succeeded not only in damaging Iblis, but catching him off guard in the process, with allowed Scorch and Shock to over-power the monster's large heat-based energy beam.

Iblis: *Growls in pain as an explosion occurs*

Scorch: HAHAHAHAHA… I think we did it this time!

Storm: Yes, hopefully…

Slush: Now's your chance, big sis. Now that Iblis is submerged under the lava, I think now would be a good time to seal him up again!

Scorch: Right. *Takes the Fire Gem out of her tiara*

With the Fire Element Gem in hand, Scorch held it over the lava. After releasing it from her hands, the gem floated into the air and started sucking up Iblis' flames like a vacuum cleaner; much like the Scepter of Darkness did to Mephiles.

Scorch: *Catches the gem as it falls, and places it back in her tiara*

Shock: Finally… It's all over. Here's hoping we'll never have to hear from THAT thing again!

Storm: That's for sure.

Squash: Yeah, the same thing goes for Mephiles. That conniving backstabber…

Meanwhile, up at The Doomsday Zone, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and all the rest of the super-powered heroes received more rings via the space transporter at Tails' Workshop. Additionally, they found out that the Robotniks and the Egg Galaxia survived the heroes' devastating attack. However, it was in a quite a weakened state.

Super Vector: What!? Oh, come on! Gimme a break! The thing STILL ain't completely destroyed!?

Super Sonic: So… Back for more, huh, Ro-butt-niks?

Super Knuckles: Hmph… You just don't know when to give up, do you?

Super Espio: Yes, I think it's about time you've accepted your defeat, doctors.

Super Charmy: Yeah!

Super Mighty: Exactly. It doesn't look as if that machine can take any more damage…

Burning Blaze: I think it would be wise at this point to just hand over the Sol Emeralds, just as promised!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… You haven't won yet, fools! I still have yet to play my trump card… While constructing the Egg Galaxia, I've prepared just in case…for this VERY moment!

Super Silver: Huh? What are you talking about?

Robotnik: Hold on a second, you don't mean…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! That's right! Just as I did with the Egg Wizard a while ago, I've also installed the Planet Buster Laser to THIS machine to use as a last resort!

Super Sonic: Uh oh!

Burning Blaze: No! Not again!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee hee!

Robotnik: WHAT!? Nega, are INSANE!?

Super Silver: Did you even NEED to ask?

Robotnik: If by some chance, you happen to miss them, you'll destroy the entire planet!

Nega Robotnik: If THAT'S what it's going to take to dispose of them, then so be it! Eee hee hee! Prepare to die, FOOLS!

Robotnik: I'm warning you, Nega, do NOT press that bu-

Nega Robotnik: PLANET BUSTER LASER, FIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!

The moment Dr. Nega pressed the button and fired the Planet Buster Laser, the Chaotix and the rest of the super-powered group of heroes started pushing against it, in an attempt to block it and keep it from destroying the Earth, which was right behind them.

Robotnik: AUGH! Nega, you have COMPLETELY lost your mind! I want NO part of this! *Presses a button, and ejects with an escape pod*

Nega Robotnik: W-WHAT!? Yours is working…!? I mean-… Curses!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… That's right, Nega! It's just as I suspected... I knew that you would end up pulling a stunt like this, so while you were busy getting a spare body for Metal Sonic 3.0's control chip, I took the liberty of enabling MY escape pod, and disabling YOURS!

Nega Robotnik: But how did you know…!?

Robotnik: I wasn't born yesterday, you know. Aside from Scorch and Slush's warnings, I knew from the very beginning that you couldn't be trusted, and that you'd double-cross me the first chance you got. I just simply played along.

Nega Robotnik: CURSES!

Robotnik: *Takes out a walkie-talkie* Shock, Storm! Can you hear me?

At Red Mountain…

Shock: *Answers* Yeah, we hear you, Doc. Loud and clear.

Storm: Yes, I can hear you, as well. What's going on?

Robotnik: There is a space transporter at my base. I need you and Storm to come up here and lend Sonic and company a hand in stopping Dr. Nega from blowing up this planet!

Shock: We're on it!

Squash: …

Scorch: Nega's trying to destroy the planet!?

Slush: Well, it certainly didn't take HIM long to show his true colors now, did it?

Robotnik: Is that you I hear over there, Scorch and Slush? HAHAHAHAHAHA… That's rather convenient! I was just going to tell Shock and Storm to make sure that you two came along, since the two of you are so eager to settle things with Nega. Well, now's your chance! Hurry, for there might not be much time left!

Scorch: Leave it to us, Dr. Robotnik.

Squash: Count me out. I take orders from no one, especially from Ivo.

Slush: Okay then. Suit yourself.

*Scorch, Slush, Shock, and Storm take off*

In a miraculous turn of events, Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Nega's alliance has come to an end once again. Apparently, Nega had planned on betraying his ancestor from the very beginning, only to find himself outwitted. Additionally, the Elemental Goddesses have managed to triumph over Iblis, and had him resealed within the Fire Element Gem. Time is running out… Will they be able to get there in time to help Knuckles, the Chaotix and company stop Dr. Nega from destroying the planet? Will Tikal be able to return with the Master Emerald on time to help put a stop to Metal Sonic 3.0's monstrous power? Find out on the next exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


To "bee" continued…
Title: Re: Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Aug 10 2011, 04:23 AM
Part 19e

On the previous chapter of Elemental Chaos, Metal Sonic began the third round of his battle with Metal Sonic Version 3.0, who powered himself up with the Chaos Rings and underwent a monstrous "Overlord" transformation. Eventually, the battle began to shift in Three-Point Zero's favor, due to the overwhelming power of the Chaos Rings. Just in time before Metal Sonic 3.0 delivered the finishing blow to his counterpart, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Cheese, Chocola, Tikal, Honey the Cat, Bark the Polar Bear, as well as Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite (who apparently had a score to settle with Three-Point Zero) stepped in to lend Metal Sonic a hand. Realizing the Chaos Rings have powers that are akin to that of the Chaos Emeralds, Tikal decided to go retrieve the Master Emerald in order to use it to cancel out their power and strip Metal Sonic 3.0 of his newfound powers. After she left, the others decided to buy time for Tikal to return, as well as Metal Sonic's auto-recovery system to complete his repairs.

Elsewhere, at Red Mountain, the Elemental Goddesses, Scorch, Slush, Squash, Shock, and Storm were still in the middle of their battle with Iblis. Thanks to the combined efforts of all five sisters, they were all able to defeat the fiery monster and have him sealed up once more. Shortly afterwards, up at the Doomsday Zone, the Robotniks were confirmed alive after being on the receiving end of the super-powered heroes' combined assault against them and the Egg Galaxia. Not wanting to accept defeat, Doctor Nega, in a last-ditch effort, decided to fire the Planet Buster Laser, which, as its name implies, is powerful enough to destroy an entire planet. Not wanting to have any part of the planet's destruction (since his goal is to conquer it), Dr. Robotnik decided to eject himself from the Egg Galaxia, using its built-in escape pod. Dr. Nega then expressed disbelief that it was functioning, which indicated that he had planned on betraying him from the very beginning, just as Scorch, Splash, and Slush had previously warned him about. Robotnik then revealed that he made adjustments to the Egg Galaxia while Dr. Nega was away, trying to find a spare body for Metal Sonic 3.0's control chip.

While making these minor adjustments, Robotnik enabled his own escape pod, and disabled Nega's, completely turning the tables on his treacherous descendent. After the Planet Buster Laser was fired, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the super-powered heroes started pushing against the beam in order to over-power it and keep it from destroying the Earth. During their beam struggle, Robotnik contacted Scorch, Slush, Shock, and Storm, and asked them to come lend Sonic and company a hand in stopping Dr. Nega from blowing up the planet. Wasting no time, all the Goddesses (with the exception of Squash) quickly hurried over to the space transporter at Dr. Robotnik's Mystic Ruins base in order to get to the Doomsday Zone and assist the others. Time is running out… Will they be able to get there in time? Even if they do, do they have what it takes to stop Dr. Nega from destroying the world? Will Tikal make it back in time with the Master Emerald? Find out as the battles conclude on this exciting, second-to-last chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix, Elements of Power Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!

After receiving Dr. Robotnik's message, the four Elemental Goddesses, Scorch, Slush, Shock, and Storm rushed back to the Mystic Ruins base as quickly as they could in order to find the space transporter and lend a hand in stopping the deranged Dr. Nega from destroying the Earth with his Planet Buster Laser. Unfortunately, they were having trouble finding it.


Scorch: The space transporter that Dr. Robotnik mentioned… It HAS to be around here somewhere!

Slush: As usual, the old doctor is very vague when leaving directions, just like last month, when I got lost trying to find his base, and then that whole fiasco with him getting turned into a card, too.

Scorch: Why don't we try splitting up to find it?

Shock: That sounds like a good idea, but what should we do to alert the others if one of us happens to find it?

Storm: Perhaps we could try yelling, or using our powers in some way to get everyone's attention.

Shock: That'll work. Come on, let's do it!

*They split up*

Elsewhere on Angel Island, Tikal was running as fast as she could in order to get to the Master Emerald. Somewhere along the way, she ended up running into Heavy, Bomb, Rouge, Omega, Marine, and Tiara, who just came back from Casinopolis in Station Square with tons of rings.


Rouge: Oh, hey, Tikal. What's the big rush?

Tikal: I'm in need of the Master Emerald. Without it, we won't be able to stop Metal Sonic 3.0 and his rampage!

Bomb: It's a good thing you ran into us, then, because the Master Emerald is currently being protected by the security system that Heavy and I installed, and we haven't told anybody the password yet, not even Knuckles!

Heavy: Yes, so you're going to need to take us with you in order to get ahold of it.

Tikal: Alright, thank you.

Marine: Ooh, ooh! When you're done wit' that, why don't we send the Master Emerald through the transporter, too? 'N' that way, we'll be able to stop those crazy, mustachioed blokes from using the Sol Emeralds! It worked with that Solaris thing last month, didn't it?

Rouge: Marine, that's a GREAT idea!

Tiara: Yeah. I don't know why I didn't think of that!

Heavy: Yes, I'll say! In fact, it's the only useful thing you've said so far.

Omega: Affirmative. We will definitely take your suggestion into consideration. For now, we must proceed onward and have these rings transported to Shadow and the others!

Tiara: Alright, then let's go!

Wasting no time, the two groups then split up again and went in separate direction. Tiara, Rouge, Omega, and Marine quickly hurried over to Tails' Workshop in the Mystic Ruins, while Heavy and Bomb decided to accompany Tikal on her way to the altar in order to disable the security system and reclaim the Master Emerald. Elsewhere, at the Mystic Ruins jungle, the battle against Metal Sonic Version 3.0's "Overlord" form was still taking place, and as before, their attacks were dealing next to no damage against him.

Ray: Dang it! I don't know how long we're going to be able to keep this up! This is going nowhere fast…

Amy: You said it. I hope Tikal gets back here soon…

Metal Sonic: (So far, the auto-recovery process is going smoothly… If they could stall him for approximately ten more minutes, I'll be able to put Three-Point Zero in his place…once and for all!)

Nack: *Aims his gun at Metal Sonic 3.0 and pulls the trigger, but nothing happens other than clicking sound* Ah, crap! AH, CRAAAAAP! I ain't got no more ammo!

Bean: Neither do I! I just got finished using up my last bomb! Wait, you still have that knife, don't you? You know…the one that you held against HER throat? *Points to Honey*

Honey: …

Nack: Yeah, I do still have 'da knife, but if bullets 'n' bombs couldn't do nutin' to 'em, 'den 'dere's no way 'dat'll do anythin', eitha!

Bean: Good point. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Nack: Yeah. I say we bus' outta 'dis joint!

*They run off*

Amy: Ooh, fine then! Go ahead and run away, you cowards! *Waves her fist*

Bark: Somehow, I'm not surprised that happened again.

Honey: Oh, well. No big loss.

Metal Overlord 3.0: I wouldn't necessarily call it cowardice… I call it being wise enough to know when they're outmatched!

???: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Oh, please! Do you really think someone's afraid of you?

Cream: Oh, it's you, Miss Squash. I was wondering where you've been. We haven't seen you since earlier today, when you left after that Iblis monster was brought up.

Ray: Yeah. What was that all about, anyway?

Squash: Well, as it turns out, I accidentally set that creature free after getting into that fight with Scorch, exactly as Mephiles had planned. There's no need to worry yourselves about it, though. We've already taken care of him, and he's been sealed up again.

Ray: Whew… Now THAT'S a relief!

Squash: If you haven't guessed it yet, I'll be fighting in the place of the duck and weasel that just took off.

Amy: Okay, good. We could use the extra help.

???: Uhhh… What's with all the noise?

*A huge purple cat with a fishing rod appears*

Big: Me 'n' Froggy were trying to take a nap…

Cream: Oh! Hello, Mr. Big!

Big: Hello.

Froggy: *Croak*

Amy: Yeah, hi! It's nice to see you! Now that you're here, you wouldn't mind lending us a hand, would you?

Big: Not at all.

Metal Overlord 3.0: One extra challenger or two… It doesn't make a difference to me! You're all still bound to meet your demise in the end! *Fires a laser at them from his finger*

*They spread out and dodge the attack*

Metal Overlord 3.0: Dodge THIS one if you can! *Swings his tail*

Just in time before Metal Sonic 3.0's large iron tail came in contact with the heroes, Bark, Squash, and Big quickly grabbed his tail.

Metal Overlord 3.0: W-What!? How did you…!? Impossible!

Using their super strength, the three of them swung Metal Sonic 3.0 by his tail in a circular motion, and tossed him away, sending him flying over the horizon somewhere.

Metal Overlord 3.0: YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF MEEEEEEE!

Ray: Nice one, you guys!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! That was too easy!

Ray: Yeah, but wherever you launched him, hopefully it wasn't anywhere near Tikal. I have the strangest feeling that Metal Sonic 3.0 is going to be coming back for more, and we're going to need the Master Emerald to be in perfect condition. If it gets broken again, then not only will we not be able to stop him, but Wechnia will die, too.

Amy: Oh, yeah. I completely forgot about his link to the Master Emerald. Anyway, how are you doing, Metal Sonic? Is your auto-recovery process finished?

Metal Sonic: Almost. I only need a few more minutes. When that time comes, your assistance will no longer be required. Without the Chaos Rings aiding him, his powers will fade, and I will be able to destroy Three-Point Zero myself, once and for all! I will prove to him which of us is TRULY the strongest!

Amy: Sorry, Metal Sonic, but we can't just sit this one out now. Not after what he just said a little while ago. Didn't you hear? He's planning on overthrowing Dr. Nega and taking over this world himself! We can't allow him to do something like that! So, this isn't just your fight anymore. We're all in on this one together!

Ray: Yeah. Like Sonic's always saying, it's all about the power of teamwork!

Metal Sonic: …Very well then. Do as you'd like. I don't care.

Just then, a bright flash of light occurred, indicating that someone was using Chaos Control. The "someone" turned out to be Tikal, along with Heavy and Bomb, who've managed to successfully return from the altar with the Master Emerald, after temporarily disabling the security system.

Ray: I guess that didn't take quite as long as I thought it would!

Heavy: It probably would have if we traveled back on foot, rather than using Chaos Control.

*Rouge, Omega, Tiara, and Marine arrive shortly afterwards*

Tiara: Alright, we're back. We'll take it from here. It's you guys' turn to collect the rings now!

Amy: We're on it!

Bomb: Say… What happened to Metal Sonic Version 3.0? Did you guys manage to destroy him somehow, without disabling his power with the Master Emerald!?

Marine: Wow, ya beat 'im already!? Strewth! That was ACE!

Bark: No, we just simply tossed him aside. He's most likely going to come right back.

Rouge: Oh, okay. What about Fang and Bean?

Honey: Take a wild guess.

Rouge: Knowing them, they probably ran off after using up all their ammo, or something, and then decided that this fight was none of their concern because they weren't getting paid. Ah, well. Who needs them, anyway?

Honey: Well put.

Squash: If you guys are going to collect more rings, I suggest you hurry. I heard Ivo over Shock's walkie-talkie, and he says that Nega has gone insane, and is trying to destroy the planet!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Amy: If that's the case, Sonic and the others are going to need more rings as quickly as possible! Come on, let's go, you guys!

With that said, Amy, Cream, Big, Cheese, Chocola, Ray, Bark, and Honey quickly took off to collect more rings, while Heavy, Bomb, Tikal, Rouge, Omega, and Marine stayed behind to wait for Metal Sonic 3.0 to return. Meanwhile, at Robotnik's base, Shock finally managed to find the space transporter after giving a quick call to Dr. Robotnik through her walkie-talkie. Shortly afterwards, she signaled her sisters by making a loud thundering noise.

*They come rushing over there*


Shock: Here it is! I've found it!

Scorch: Alright, good, good! Now, how do we activate this thing, exactly?

Robotnik: *Through the communicator* It's quite simple. All you have to do is activate the machine, and then set the destination. There are three other places besides the Mystic Ruins base, where this machine could transport you. The first place is my base at Sand Ocean, the second is my air fortress, and the third is the Space Colony, ARK. The Doomsday Zone isn't too far from there, so you should be here in no time!

Slush: Alright, understood. Here we come!

Meanwhile, up at the Doomsday Zone, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were still in the middle of their beam struggle with Dr. Nega. They were all pushing against it as hard as they can, in an effort to prevent his Planet Buster Laser from destroying the Earth.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! By doing this, you're only delaying the inevitable! Sooner or later, your ring energy is bound to run dry, and when it does, all of you, as well as your precious planet, will be blown to PIECES! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!

Robotnik: Tell me something, Nega! What is it that you hope to accomplish from all this!? Don't you realize that if you destroy this planet, there won't be anything left for you to rule!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh, now THAT'S where you're wrong! The universe is a vast place, so there's a plethora of other planets throughout this solar system that I can conquer! So wiping one planet off the face of the galaxy is no big deal, as I still have PLENTY of others to choose from! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEE!!!

Super Silver: Ihhhh…! Whatever it takes, Nega, even if it destroys us, we'll NEVER allow you to ruin the future we've all worked so hard to change!

Burning Blaze: That's right!

Super Vector: Yeah, so ya beddah prepare yourself, ya freakin' psychopath! 'Cause sooner 'r later, you're goin' DOWN!

Super Charmy: Yeah!

*Suddenly, Scorch, Slush, Shock, and Storm arrive on the scene*

Robotnik: Ah, there you are, ladies! You're right on time!

Slush: Of course. Surely, you didn't think we'd miss an opportunity like this? I've wanted to settle things with Nega for the longest time!

Scorch: So have I!

Splash: I see. In any case, we're glad you could make it!

Nega Robotnik: Alright then! Come and meet your destruction with the REST of these fools!

Storm: Oh, SOMEONE'S going to "meet [their] destruction" alright!

*The four Goddesses join the other heroes in the beam struggle*

Meanwhile, down on Earth…


Omega: Warning! Scanners indicate that Metal Sonic Version 3.0 is returning! I repeat: Metal Sonic Version 3.0 is returning!

Metal Sonic: Good. Now that I've fully recovered, I can put him in his place once again!

Metal Overlord 3.0: *Teleports back into the area, via Chaos Control*

Tiara: He's back! Tikal, now's your chance!

Tikal: The servers are…the seven Chaos… Chaos is power enriched by the-

Metal Overlord 3.0: *Aims his finger at Tikal and fires a laser*

Tikal: …! *Gasps*

Metal Sonic: *Quickly jets in front of her and blocks the attack*

Tikal: Metal Sonic, you saved me…thank you.

Metal Sonic: Don't misunderstand. I only did that to prevent the Master Emerald from being broken. It's the only thing that's capable of disabling his powers!

Bomb: Since the Master Emerald can perform the Chaos Control warp technique, it should be able to freeze opponents in time, as well! Go ahead and give it a shot, Tikal!

Tikal: Alright, here goes! Chaos… CONTROL!

*Metal Sonic 3.0 gets frozen in time*

Rouge: Okay, now THIS should buy you plenty of time to disable the Chaos Rings without anymore interruptions!

Tikal: The servers are…the seven Chaos… Chaos is power enriched by the heart. The controller serves to unify the Chaos… Only you can do this… STOP THE CHAOS RINGS!

After saying those words, the Master Emerald began to hover into the air and glow a bright light. After that, it spun around rapidly and started disabling the Chaos Rings' power. All seven of the Chaos Rings shot out of Metal Sonic Version 3.0's body, and began to revert him back to his original form. Just as this was taking place, the effects of Chaos Control ended up wearing off.

Metal Overlord 3.0: W-WHAT!? How did you…!? N-No! This…This can't be happening! Y-You… YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE DOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEE! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Wow, can you possibly be anymore melodramatic? It's not as if you're dying, or anything.

Metal Overlord 3.0: S-SILENCE, YOU FOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

*He changes back to normal*

Marine: Whoo hoo! We did it, mates! That was bonza!

Heavy: Ugh, I swear… If I hear the words "strewth", "bonza", "ace", or "rippa" one more time, I'm GOING to commit suicide.

Marine: Wouldn't bother me if ya did, jerk. *Sticks her tongue at him*

Metal Sonic: I appreciate the help, but now that I've recovered, and now that Three-Point Zero has been deprived of the Chaos Rings' power, I can handle him myself. The rest of you are free to continue collecting rings, so that Dr. Nega doesn't succeed in destroying this planet!

Omega: Affirmative.

Tiara: While we're at it, let's go ahead and bring the Master Emerald to the Workshop and run it through the space transporter, like Marine suggested earlier!

Rouge: Good idea. Metal Sonic, good luck!

*They take off*

Metal Sonic 3.0: So... You think you can do something like this to me, and just walk away as if nothing's happened!? *Gets ready to stop them with telekinesis*

Metal Sonic: *Homing Attacks him*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Uhhhhh! *Czzzzt!* *Falls over*

Metal Sonic: This battle is between you and I! The others are of no concern to you!

Metal Sonic 3.0: Very well then… Their deaths are for later! For now, I'm just going to concentrate on ripping YOU into pieces!

*The two Metal Sonics resume their battle*

Elsewhere, at Tails' Workshop…

*Team Rose, Ray, Honey, and Bark put the rings they've collected through the transporter*


Ray: There, that outta do it for the time being!

Honey: Yeah. Should we go ahead and collect some more rings, just in case?

*Heavy, Bomb, Tiara, Rouge, Omega, Tikal, Marine, and Squash enter*

Omega: That is no longer necessary. Tikal has successfully retrieved the Master Emerald disabled the power that Metal Sonic Version 3.0 absorbed from the Chaos Rings! Now, all that currently remains is Doctor Nega's defeat!

Tikal: *Runs the Master Emerald through the space transporter*

Up at the Doomsday Zone…

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… Just to reiterate, it's time for you to DIE, fools! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE! *Notices the Master Emerald* W-What the...!?

Seedra: Hey, that's the Master Emerald, isn't it?

Super Knuckles: Hey, you're right!

Seedra: *Makes vines extend from her back, and uses them to bring the Master Emerald closer to them*

Wechnia: Please be careful not to get it caught in the beam… I don't think I even need to explain what will happen if it does.

Seedra: Don't worry, I've it under control.

Super Mighty: Knuckles, now's your chance!

Super Knuckles: The servers are…the seven Chaos. Chaos is power, enriched by the heart… The controller serves to unify the Chaos… Only you can do this! STOP THE SOL EMERALDS!

Once again, the Master Emerald started spinning and glowing, and it began to disable the power that the Egg Galaxia absorbed from the Sol Emeralds. Additionally, the seven Sol Emeralds ended up getting released from the machine, much like the Chaos Rings did from Metal Sonic Version 3.0.

Burning Blaze: Yes!

Super Sonic: Awesome job, Knuckles! Now, let's go ahead and show Nega Ro-butt-nik the REAL super power of teamwork!

Super Shadow: Yes, it's time to unleash the ultimate power!

So then, all of the super-powered heroes, including the Elemental Goddesses, combined their powers, and were able to successfully overpower the Egg Galaxia's beam, now that it was no longer being fueled by the Sol Emeralds. Once again, they all crashed into the Egg Galaxia with incredible force and started ramming into it.

Nega Robotnik: W-WHAT!? T-THIS…CAN'T BEEEEEEE!!! M-MY INCREDIBLY PROFOUND PLANS!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*An explosion occurs as it crashes into another asteroid*

Super Charmy: ALRIGHT! WE DID IT, WE DID IT! YAHOOOOOOOO!

*The others celebrate, too*

Finally, after a long, tough battle, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were able to triumph in the end, and put a stop to Dr. Nega's diabolical plan to destroy the Earth, as well as taking over the entire galaxy. Not only that, but because the Elemental Goddesses' efforts (as well as Dr. Robotnik's), Iblis was successfully sealed within the Fire Element Gem once again, and Mephiles' ambitions were never realized, either but there's one thing that still remains. Now that Metal Sonic 3.0 has been stripped of the Chaos Rings' powers, how will he fare against the original Metal Sonic? Will he be able to put up a decent fight, or is he destined to wind up in the scrap yard again? Find out in next time, on the final chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


To "bee" continued…
Title: Elemental Chaos Ending Part 1
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Aug 13 2011, 02:12 PM
Part 20a

On the previous chapter of Elemental Chaos, the battle against Metal Sonic Version Three-Point Zero and his "Overlord" transformation continued. In order to stop the power of the Chaos Rings, Tikal volunteered to go retrieve the Master Emerald, while everyone else buys her the time to do so. During her trip back to the altar, she ran into Heavy and Bomb (along with Tiara Boobowski, Rouge the Bat, E-123 Omega, and Marine the Raccoon), who just came back from Casinopolis, where they ended up racking up more rings to help fuel the super forms of Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the others. Heavy and Bomb, being the only ones who knew the password to the newly-installed security system, decided to accompany Tikal on the way to the altar.

After temporarily disabling the security system and retrieving the Master Emerald, the three of them Chaos Controlled their way back to the battlefield. When Metal Sonic 3.0 returned (after being thrown over the horizon by Big, Bark, and Squash), Tikal quickly used the power of the Master Emerald to disable the Chaos Rings, reducing him back to his original form in the process. Eventually, after Squash informed everyone about Robotnik's message to the Elemental Goddesses, everyone agreed to let Metal Sonic face Three-Point Zero alone (since he was no longer invincible, and because Metal Sonic requested it), and decided to assist Knuckles and the others by giving them more rings to sustain their super forms, as well as running the Master Emerald through Tails' space transporter (as Marine suggested).

Using the power of the Master Emerald, Knuckles disabled the Sol Emerald power that the Egg Galaxia absorbed, and they were all able to over-power its beam with ease. Once again, all of the heroes combined their powers and rammed into the Egg Galaxia with incredible force, sending the machine crashing into yet another large asteroid behind it, which caused an explosion, ultimately foiling Doctor Nega's plans once again. Is this truly the end this time? Has the Egg Galaxia truly been destroyed? Also, with his escape pod disabled, was Dr. Nega able to survive the explosion? Find out on this exciting conclusion of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Super Charmy: YAY! We did it, we did it!

Super Vector: Heh heh heh! Yep! All in a day's work, boys…'n' girls.

Super Espio: Hmph. I'll bet now, Dr. Nega will think twice before trying something like this again… Assuming he's still alive, that is.

Super Mighty: Somehow, I wouldn't be surprised if he was still alive. He and Robotnik always seemed to have a knack for surviving explosions somehow…

Super Charmy: Huh? What does Nack have to do with anything?

Super Knuckles: He wasn't talking about the weasel, Charmy. The word "knack" means "special talent".

Super Charmy: Oh.

Splash: I have to say, Dr. Robotnik… You really came through for us this time around.

Robotnik: Huh? What do you mean?

Splash: Well, for starters, if it hadn't been for you repairing the Scepter of Darkness, that scheming lowlife, Mephiles would still be running loose right about now.

Robotnik: …

Scorch: Yeah. Also, you were the one who suggested sealing Iblis within the Fire Element Gem in the first place. Remember?

Robotnik: Yes, that is true, isn't it?

Seedra: I definitely wasn't expecting you to turn the tables on Dr. Nega at the last second like that. I never thought that you, of all people, would actually take part in saving the world. I guess you aren't such a bad person after all, Doctor.

Robotnik: Hmph, don't get the wrong idea! The only reason I did these things, is to prevent the planet from getting destroyed. Needless to say, if that were to happen, that I won't be able to conquer the world and build the Robotnik Empire!

Seedra: I should have figured…

Super Sonic: Yep. Some things just never change, do they? That's Ro-butt-nik for ya!

Robotnik: Although, as much as I'd hate to admit it… It was nice working with you again, even if it was for a little while, but no more! I hope you've all made the best out of this little alliance while it lasted, because it will never happen again! The next time we meet, it will be as enemies, and this time, my plans WILL succeed!

Super Tails: Alright, if you say so.

Robotnik: Now, if you would excuse me, I'll be returning back to the base. There's a spy that I still need to sniff out. Until we meet again… Farewell! *Flies away*

Scorch: Well, my work here is done, so I'll be on my way, as well. *Follows Robotnik*

Storm: I guess we'd better run along, too, don't you think, Shock?

Shock: Yeah. Again, it's been nice working with you guys. *Floats towards Sonic and holds out her hand for him to shake* Let's race again sometime, huh?

Super Sonic: Sure. *Shakes her hand* I'll be looking forward to it.

Storm: Are you coming back to the base with us, Slush?

Slush: Yes, but not right now. I'll be back a little later.

Storm: Alright then.

*Shock and Storm leave*

Super Charmy: Hee hee, "bee back a little later". Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles*

Seedra: Nice one!

*Everyone else sweatdrops*

Slush: Anyway, about the "spy" that Robotnik talked about "sniff[ing] out"… I have the strangest feeling that he's getting closer to discovering the truth. The fact that Nega outright told him that someone's been leaking information behind his back doesn't help, either.

Super Vector: Yeah. I'm pretty surprised that he didn't botha to rat 'chu at when 'e had the chance.

Slush: …

"Rat [me] out", you say? I'm sorry, but I have NO idea what that means.

Super Vector: It's a slang word, meanin' "tattle".

Slush: Oh, I see. I may not look like it, but I'm pretty old. I'm not all that familiar with slang terms like that.

Super Charmy: Exactly how old ARE you, anyway?

Slush: …

I'd rather not say. All you need to know is that I'm older than pretty much everyone here right now, except for Splash.

Super Charmy: Even Shadow, too? He's like, fifty-something years old!

Super Shadow: …

Slush: Oh, yes. I'm much, MUCH older than that. Anyway, though, shouldn't you be more worried about your ring energy? It could run out at any given moment now.

Super Knuckles: Oh, shoot! I almost forgot! I think we should go ahead and get back to Earth!

Burning Blaze: Indeed. The Robotniks have been defeated, and the Sol Emeralds have been retrieved, so there's no reason for us to dally around here any longer.

Super Tails: Yes, why don't we get back to my Workshop?

Super Shadow: Very well then. Chaos Con-

???: WAIT!

Before Shadow had a chance to Chaos Control himself and the rest of the heroes back to Earth, they were suddenly interrupted by someone. When they looked in the direction of the voice, that "someone" turned out to be a tattered and burnt up Dr. Nega.

Super Shadow: So, you're still alive, huh?

Nega Robotnik: *Coughs and wheezes* I… I can't…breathe…!

Burning Blaze: Ah, yes, of course. We are still in space, aren't we?

Nega Robotnik: P-Please…! H-Help me…!

Super Silver: After all YOU'VE done, why should we even bother!?

Slush: I couldn't have put it any better myself! You've got a lot of nerve asking ANY of us, especially ME, for help! Especially after what you did to me last month! What kind of mercy did you show me, when you lured me into that room and trapped me in there, with the temperature set to a hundred degrees!? What kind of mercy did you show to the people of the planet you were about to destroy!? Can you answer THAT!?

Super Espio: That about sums it up. Like I told you a while back as we left you in the Ifrit's dimension, you reap what you sow, Nega.

Nega Robotnik: F-Forgive me! *Coughs* I… I apologize! For ALL of it! *Wheezes again* I… I really…mean it! F-From here…on out…. I'll… I'll abandon my plans for world conquest! I'll change my wicked ways!

Burning Blaze: Knowing YOU, that's highly unlikely!

Nega Robotnik: R-Really… I mean it! I… I give you my word!

Everyone: …

Nega Robotnik: You… You all…believe in mercy, don't you…!?

Super Knuckles: Yes, but not when it comes to showing it to people who don't deserve it!

Burning Blaze: Precisely. You deserve about as much mercy as Mephiles does!

Nega Robotnik: *Coughs* P-Please…help me…! I'll…I'll do anything!

Super Mighty: …

I don't know, you guys. I'm having second thoughts… Maybe we SHOULD spare him…

Super Vector: What, are ya CRAZY!? I'm in 'da same boat as the rest o' them! All 'dis crap about him "chang[in'] [his] wicked ways" or wudevah… I ain't buyin' it for one second! People like him would say anything ta save their filthy hides!

Wechnia: Exactly.

Seedra: I don't know about anyone else, but I agree with Mighty.

Splash: I agree with him, as well. Don't get me wrong, though. I don't like Dr. Nega any more than you do, but regardless of what he deserves, I just…don't have the heart to leave someone to die, especially if they're asking for help.

Super Mighty: Yeah, what she said.

Burning Blaze: *Sighs* I guess you do bring up a valid point. Alright, Nega, we'll help you, but under one condition.

Nega Robotnik: Anything, anything! Just…just name it!

Burning Blaze: As soon as we get back, you're returning to the mental asylum that you escaped from. Does this sound fair to everybody?

*They agree*

Super Shadow: Alright, then it's settled. It's time to go back to Earth. Chaos… CONTROL!

*Shortly afterwards, they find themselves at Tails' Workshop*

Heavy: So, you finally did it, huh? I guess sending the Master Emerald through the space transporter really did the trick!

Marine: Yup, 'n' it was all my idea!



Say, by the way… What's THIS crazy ol' bloke doin' here!? *Points to Nega*

Blaze: We're taking him back to the mental asylum.

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee hee…

Knuckles: What's so funny?

Nega Robotnik: What ignorant, gullible simpletons you are! Did you TRULY think I would comply with that?

Everyone: WHAT!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! *Reaches into his coat pocket and takes out a camera*

Slush: Ahhhh! I-Isn't that the same camera that you used on Robotnik last month, when you turned him into a card!?

Nega Robotnik: That's correct! I always keep this thing with me just in case, as a last resort! You may have destroyed the Egg Galaxia, but THIS is still intact! In just a single click of a button, I'll be rid of you fools once and for all! Then, I'll be free to proceed with my plans! Eee hee hee hee hee!

Vector: Y'see!? It's just as I was sayin' before! I KNEW he couldn't be trusted!

Splash: How could you!? We just saved your life!

Seedra: Yeah, even though you DIDN'T deserve it!

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! It's your own fault for being so soft and naïve! It's THOSE very weaknesses which are about to lead to your downfall! Now, say goodbye, you meddlesome FOOLS! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEEEEEEE!!! *Aims the camera at them*

Everyone: …!

Vector: BRACE YASELVES, EVERYONE!!!

As Dr. Nega aimed his camera at the heroes, he wasted no more time and immediately pressed the button. Unfortunately for him, however, it didn't work.

Nega Robotnik: W-WHAT!? What's going on!? Why isn't it working!?



O-Oh… OH, NO! I forgot to replace the film cartridge! CURSES!

Bark: Heh heh heh! That's too bad! *Cracks his knuckles* It's clobberin' time!

Vector: Ya took the words RIGHT outta my mouth! *Cracks his, as well*

Knuckles: *Same*

Amy: *Raises her hammer*

Tiara: *Raises her jeweled staff*

Nega Robotnik: *Starts backing away, and quickly jets out the door*

Vector: LET'S GET 'IM!

No longer able to defend himself in any way, Dr. Nega had no choice but to retreat, with all the heroes chasing after him. Before the deranged doctor could get any further, Silver quickly stopped him via telekinesis.

Silver: You're not going ANYWHERE, Nega! Not THIS time! You're going to stay RIGHT here until the asylum picks you up!

Sonic: Heh heh! I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Game Over, Nega Ro-butt-nik!

Nega Robotnik: AUGH! I HATE YOU!

Shadow: It's either that, or I could Chaos Control you back to the Doomsday Zone, where we should have left you in the first place.

Nega Robotnik: AHHH! NO, NO! THE ASYLUM'S FINE!

Shadow: I thought so.

Shortly afterwards, Tails used the phone at his Workshop to call the Station Square Mental Asylum. Unable to use his telekinetic powers for long periods of time, Seedra eventually took over and tied Dr. Nega up with her vines. Twenty minutes later, the S.S.M.A. arrived, and Nega found himself in a straight jacket, getting thrown into the back of a white truck. As they were driving off, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes mockingly waved goodbye to the doctor, with him yelling and complaining.

*They laugh at him*


Nega Robotnik: SILENCE, YOU INSOLENT FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLS!!!

*The truck eventually leaves*

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH! Now THAT' S what I call entertainment!

Vector: *Turns off the camcorder* Man, that was freakin' PRICELESS! It was just as funny as last month's incident!

Charmy: Hee hee, yep! That was really, REALLY funny! Like I said before, not even Tiara's last name is as funny as THAT! And her last name has the word "boob" in it! *Snickers*

Tiara: *Glares at him*

Charmy: Sorry. ^^;;

Tiara: Yes, I'll bet you are.

Amy: Well, now that the battles are over, should we head over to the beach?

Cream: I don't see why not.

Big: Sounds good to me! Then me 'n' Froggy could go fishing while we're there!

Froggy: *Croaks*

???: Hiya, chumps!

Rouge: Oh, look. It's Fang and Bean again. I'll take it that you two are finally finished hiding?

Nack: Ah, shaddap! We wasn't hidin' from nobody! Didn't ya hear a woid we said? We ran outta ammo, 'n' we only left ta get some more!

Bean: Exactly! I don't know where you ever got a stupid idea like that! If that was an attempt to be funny, then you failed big-time.

Amy: Well, whatever the case may be, you're too late. The Robotniks have already been beaten, and so has Metal Sonic 3.0, most likely, since Tikal got rid of the Chaos Rings' power.

Nack: Maybe, but 'dat ain't while we're here. We came back, 'cause we gotta sco'ah ta settle wit' 'dat cat goil ovah 'dere! *Points to Honey*

Honey: Oh, boy. Here we go again…

Nack: I TOLD 'ja I wasn't lettin' ya off 'da hook 'dat easily, didn't I? Now, Ah'm only gonna say it one more time! Ya beddah pay me 'da money ya owe for 'da damages to 'da Marvelous Queen! Cough up 'da dough, right now, or else! *Aims his gun at her*

Espio: Hey, back off! *Stands in front of Honey*

Nack: Look, 'dis ain't none o' ya bu'iness, y'hear!? Get outta 'da way, unless ya'd like me ta bussa cap 'n 'da bofa yas!

Heavy: "Bussa cap 'n 'da bofa yas"? Wow. You sound like a blithering idiot.

*A few people snicker*

Nack: Look, ya li'l smartass! Don't think I won't pump YOUR guts full o' lead, too!

Heavy: Oh, how I quiver with fear.

Nack: *Aims his gun at Heavy and blasts him*

Heavy: *Unaffected* Oh, I'm sorry. Was that supposed to hurt?

Nack: Why, you…! *Gets ready to shoot him again*

Bean: Hold on a second, Nack! If one bullet doesn't hurt him, then firing a bunch of others at him won't, either! All you'll be doing is wasting your ammo! Why not save it for them? *Points to Espio and Honey*

Nack: Fine, wudevah. Anyway, let's get back down ta business, shall we? *Points the gun at Espio* Ya've got 'til 'da count o' three ta get out 'da way, or both you 'N' ya goilfriend will be layin' on 'da ground 'n a puddle o' blood!

Espio: G-Girlfriend…?

Honey: *Starts to blush*

Charmy: Espio and Honey, sittin' in a tree!

Marine: K-I-S-S-I-N-G-!

Vector: *Covers their mouths* 'Dis ain't 'da time for that, y'know!

Nack: One… Two… Thr-

Random Guy: They're the ones, officer! *Points to Nack and Bean* They're the ones who took my jeep!

Cop #1: Hey, you two there! Freeze! You're under arrest!

Nack: Ah, crap! C'mon, let's SCRAM! *Runs off*

Bean: Right behind you! *Follows*

*The two of them run off, getting chased by the cops, and everyone laughs as Nack yells "AH, CRAAAAAAAAAP!" on the way*

Vector: *Has managed to get that one on tape, too* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, man! I nevah expected TWO hilarious things ta happen in one sittin'!

Charmy: Actually, Vector, there's three! Care to take a guess at what the third is? Espio and Honey are in looooove! *Snickers*

Marine: *Snickers, too*

Espio: W-What? *Blushes* Don't be ridiculous!

Honey: *Same* Exactly! We're just friends, okay?

Amy: Hee hee hee! Oh, don't mind them! It's nothing to be ashamed of, believe me!

Cream: Uh oh… I think they've got her started again…

Big: Yup…

Amy: Love changes everything! It makes you feel as if every little moment in your life is huge!

Tails: Yep, you were right, Cream. Once Amy gets caught up these little "love lectures" of hers, she could go on about it for hours. It's best that we bail now, while we have the chance!

Sonic: You said it, little bro! Come on, we gotta speed, keed!

*Just about everyone starts stampeding out of there, while Amy's in the middle of her speech, without her noticing*

Amy: Love is such a wonderful thing! It makes you feel invincible, as if you could accomplish anything!

*She goes on and on*

Ten minutes later…


Amy: …Yep, that's pretty much it. So, basically, in a nutshell, love conquers all!



*Looks around and notices that everyone's gone, except for Ray* Huh!? Where'd everybody go!?

Ray: They must have gone ahead to the beach.

Amy: Ooh, I HATE it when they leave me behind!



But for some reason, Ray… You're always the one person who doesn't. Why is that, exactly?

Ray: Uh, well, I, uhh… *Has a sudden flashback of the "friendly kiss" that Amy gave him in Knuckles' Chaotix: The Last Story Part 10k*



Umm, no reason! No reason at all!

Amy: Are you sure? Is there something you'd like to tell me?

Ray: I-it's…nothing at all! Really!

Amy: Oh, come on! You can tell me! We're friends, aren't we, Ray?

Ray: Well, I, uhh, well... Of course we are! Heh heh heh! ^^;;

Amy:  …

(What is WITH him? He sure is acting strange all of a sudden…)

Ray: (Oh, geez… How am I gonna put this into words…? This is a lot harder than it looks… No wonder Mighty was so nervous around Tikal last year…)

Amy: …

Ray: …

Alright, you've got me. I… I have a question.

Amy: Okay, what is it?

Ray: W-Well, it's about…Sonic. Don't you…ever get tired of chasing him around and fighting with Tiara over him? I mean, how do you know for sure…that he's even interested in you that way?

Amy: Hee hee hee! It's quite simple, actually. As I've said quite a few times, I happen to have a sixth sense about that sort of thing. It's never steered me wrong before! I know for a fact that Sonic has feelings for me; he's just too shy to admit it! He'll come around someday, I just know he will!

Ray: Oh, right. Your "sixth sense"… How could I forget?

Amy: Well, I'm heading to the beach now. First, Cream, Marine and I have to execute the final part of our plan to get Silver and Blaze together. After that, I'm going to see what I can do about keeping Boobowski away from MY Sonic!

Ray: ...

Amy: I'll see you later, okay? *Leaves*

Ray: *Sighs* I thought for sure I'd be able to tell her this time...

???: Tell her what? That you're in love with her?

Ray: GAH! S-Slush! Where'd you come from? I didn't know you were still here!

Slush: I was about to leave like everyone else, but then I noticed that you stayed behind, and I was simply curious as to why.

Ray: You've…got the wrong idea! Seriously!

Slush: Really, now? Then why were you acting so nervous?

Ray: Only…because I was…afraid she'd flip out on me for saying that Sonic probably wasn't interested in her! Believe me; I've seen her do it!

Slush: HAHAHAHA. Nice try, but you don't fool me, kiddo. She's not the only one with a "sixth sense", you know. Although, I'd say mine's a bit more accurate.

Ray: You're…not going to tell anybody, are you? Do you have any idea how embarrassing it would be if other people found out?

Slush: There's no need to worry. Your secret is safe with me.

Ray: Whew… Thanks.

Slush: No problem. I'm pretty good at keeping secrets. In fact, I'm already keeping one for Scorch right now. I personally don't think it's that big of a deal, but she, on the other hand, feels that it could destroy her reputation.

Ray: I see.

Slush: Hey, but don't feel bad, though. I'm sure that someday, when Amy finally gets it through her head that Sonic doesn't like her that way, she'll come around. I guarantee it.

Ray: Maybe you're right.

Elsewhere… Shadow, staying true to his word about making sure Mephiles doesn't return, has taken it upon himself to venture through Mystic Haunt once again, where the portal to the Ifrit's dimension lies. Knowing that all seven Chaos Emeralds were needed to break the dimensional seal, he decided to take those with him in order to do so.

Shadow: I've found it… The portal to the Ifrit's dimension! Now, to get down to business… *Releases the seven emeralds into the air*

*The Chaos Emeralds, as well as the dimensional door begin to glow, and then it opens*

Shadow: *Takes out the Scepter of Darkness* Mephiles the Dark, this is it for you! Your days of terrorizing this universe are coming to an end, once and for all! Never again, Mephiles! Never again! *Tosses the scepter through the portal*

???: Well put, Shadow. Well put.

Shadow: *Turns around* Oh, it's you, Squash. You followed me here?

Squash: Well, I guess you could say that. I see you've finally decided where to put the Scepter of Darkness…

Shadow: Yes. The idea came to me as Espio mentioned this place to Dr. Nega earlier. If there's anywhere to put the Scepter of Darkness to ensure that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands again, then it's definitely here.

Squash: Ah, okay. That's good to know. By the way, Shadow, I would just like to take the time to say thank you. If it hadn't been for you and everybody else getting Mephiles to show his true colors, then I probably never would have found out about it, until it was too late. Also, before I forget, I would like to thank you for saving my life back at that temple.

Shadow: Don't mention it.

Squash: I think I've covered most of the grounds, but still… I really appreciate everything you've done for me, and I don't think there're enough words to express how thankful I truly am. I would like to return the favor someday, if possible. Shadow, I just want you to know… If there's anything that you ever need, just remember that I've got your back.

Shadow: I'll be sure to keep that in mind.

Squash: There's one last thing… *Walks toward Shadow and kisses him on the cheek*

Shadow: H-Huh?

Squash: If you ever, EVER tell anyone about that, I will kill you.

Shadow: We'll see about that.

Squash: *Walks away*

*Rouge and Omega enter the room as Squash leaves*

Rouge: Well, well… I see SOMEONE'S really taken a liking to you, Shadow.

Shadow: How long have you two been there?

Rouge: We arrived only a few minutes ago, which was shortly after Squash did.

Shadow: I see.

Omega: Are you a hundred percent certain that Mephiles will be unable to return this time?

Shadow: Yes, I'm positive. At this point, I highly doubt that anyone, even Dr. Nega, will go through the trouble of releasing him again, after what happened last month. Even if he wished to, he won't be able to do so without the seven Chaos Emeralds, as well as the fact that he's currently within the mental asylum.

Rouge: Makes sense. Well, with that said, I'm heading over to the beach with Knuckles and the others. What about you, Shadow?

Shadow: I think I'll pass. I have other things to do.

Rouge: It's always business with you, Shadow, but alright. Suit yourself then. I'll catch you later. *Leaves*

Omega: The door is still opened, Shadow. Before evacuating the premises, I would advise closing it again.

Shadow: Of course.

Following Omega's advice, Shadow shut the interdimensional door. After that, he once again used the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds to place the seal back on it, in order to ensure that Mephiles stays locked away for eternity, never to return.

To "bee" continued on the next post...
Title: Elemental Chaos Ending Part 2
Post by: Mystical Ninja on Aug 13 2011, 02:44 PM
Part 20b

When we last left off on Elemental Chaos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company finished their battle against Dr. Nega, and managed to stop the deranged doctor's efforts to destroy the planet. After thanking Dr. Robotnik for his assistance, he promptly scoffed at the group, saying that his only reason for doing so is because he would not be able to conquer the world if it's destroyed. After swearing that they'll be enemies again during their next encounter, the doctor decided to head back to his base, with the Fire, Lighting, and Wind Goddesses, Scorch, EG-003/Shock and EG-004/Storm following him shortly afterwards.

Shortly afterwards, it was soon revealed that Dr. Nega survived the Egg Galaxia's explosion. Since he was floating in the vacuum of space, unable to breathe, he pleaded with the heroes to help him, which fell on deaf ears with most of the heroes. Mighty and Splash, being as kind-hearted as they are, felt as if they couldn't bear to leave anyone behind to die if they're asking for help, no matter how evil they may be. As such, everyone else reluctantly agreed to help Nega and bring him with them to Tails' Workshop, with the condition that he returns to the Station Square Mental Asylum.

However, the moment the opportunity presented itself, Dr. Nega quickly turned on the heroes, scoffing at them for being "soft and naive". Just as he was about to use his dimensional camera to trap the heroes, he was unable to do so, as he had apparently forgotten to change the film cartridge. The now-defenseless doctor had no choice but to flee, with the heroes promptly giving chase. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to get very far, as Silver stopped him via telekinesis. Since he was unable to keep that up during the wait for the asylum truck to arrive, the Leaf Goddess, EG-002/Seedra, decided to tangle him up until then.

Sometime after Nega was finally taken back, Shadow the Hedgehog, after hearing Espio mention the Chaotic Inferno Zone, decided to bring the Scepter of Darkness to the Mystic Haunt Zone, which contains a portal to the former. Shadow proceeded to toss the scepter through the portal, and used the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds to place a seal on the door in order to ensure that Mephiles the Dark never returns to terrorize the universe again.

Now, there are two questions that remain. What has become of Metal Sonic's battle against his doppelganger, Metal Sonic Version 3.0? With the hint that Dr. Nega has provided Dr. Robotnik, how much time is left until he finds out the truth? Find out on this exciting, final chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!


Elsewhere, at the Mystic Ruins jungle, Metal Sonic's battle with his doppelganger, Metal Sonic Version 3.0 has finally come to an end, with the original emerging victorious.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Uggggh… *Czzzzzt!* H-How… How could I have lost… AGAIN!? *Czzzzzt!* I was created… To be the ultimate machine… *Czzzzt!* One that was…far more advanced… One that…exceeded the original… In every respect…! *Czzzzt!* I'm… utterly baffled… *Czzzzt!* …As to how… I could once again…be overpowered…by an obsolete…piece of garbage…such as yourself…! *Czzzzt!*

Metal Sonic: Hmph. Even now, in the face of death, you're STILL spouting nonsense like that? If I were you, I would choose my last words more carefully.

Metal Sonic 3.0: G-Go right ahead… *Czzzzt!* Finish me… *Czzzt!* I can't…bear this…humiliation any longer! *Czzzt!* Just…just put me… *Czzzzt!* Out of my misery… *Czzzt!*

Metal Sonic: Very well. *Holds out the palm of his hand*

As Metal Sonic held out the palm of his hand, he was preparing to finish off his doppelganger once and for all, with Mephiles' signature piercing beam technique (since he copied data from him and Iblis in the previous story). However, right at the last second, he began to hesitate.

Metal Sonic 3.0: What… *Czzzt!* Are you… *Czzzt!* Waiting for…!? *Czzzzt!* Just…get on with it! *Czzzzt!*

Metal Sonic: …

I will not.

Metal Sonic 3.0:  Hmm? *Czzzt!* You're…sparing me? Why? *Czzzt!*

Metal Sonic: First of all, I take orders from no one, especially those that I defeat. Number two, my other reason for sparing your life, is because somehow, this victory hasn't satisfied me enough, especially because of Amy Rose and the others' interference. I want a rematch where I could fight you alone, while you're at full power. I want to defeat you at your absolute best, and determine once and for all which of us is truly the better machine!

Metal Sonic 3.0: By "full power"… You're referring… *Czzzt!* …To my transformation, correct? *Czzzt!*

Metal Sonic: That is correct. You stay here and let your auto-recovery system repair you. I have other things to do. *Starts walking away*

Metal Sonic 3.0: W-Wait… *Czzzt!*

Metal Sonic: Hmm? *Turns around* What is it?

Metal Sonic 3.0: There…there is no auto-recovery system…in my design… *Czzzzt!*

Metal Sonic: Well, now isn't that ironic? After all that nonsense you spouted about me being an "inferior, outdated model", you aren't even equipped with something as simple as that! Very well then… *Carries Three-Point Zero over his shoulder* I guess this means I'm going to have to take you someplace where you can be repaired. Dr. Robotnik's base isn't very far from here.

After carrying Three-Point Zero over his shoulder, Metal Sonic turned on his jet booster and flew straight towards the entrance to Dr. Robotnik's Mystic Ruins base. From there, he dropped Metal Sonic 3.0., rang the doorbell, and took off just in time before Scorch answered it.

Scorch: What the…? *Looks around and notices Metal Sonic 3.0 on the ground* Oh, so it's you, huh? Aren't you Dr. Nega's Metal Sonic copy?

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Scorch: Oh, yeah, I forgot… You don't speak much, do you?

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

Scorch: I don't know why I'm doing this, especially since I despise Dr. Nega, but I'll go ahead and help you out anyway. *Carries him over her shoulder and brings him to Robotnik*

Robotnik: Ah, Metal Sonic Version Three-Point Zero, is it?

Scorch: Yeah. I found him lying outside near the entrance. Considering how banged up he is, it's highly unlikely that he did that himself. Someone must have dropped him off here and took off.

Robotnik: Hmm, sounds logical enough.

Scorch: So, are you willing to give him a hand? Or should we destroy him?

Robotnik: I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give him a hand. After all, I feel as if he could really be of great use to us, especially when I begin the development of Project "EG-005".

Scorch: "Eee-Jee-Double-Oh-Five"? You mean, you're creating another EG Experiment?

Robotnik: Yes, that's right, but this one's going to be different from all the rest. Rather than containing power over one specific element, EG-005 will be my most powerful creation yet, as she will contain the power of the seven elements: fire, water, ice, stone, leaf, lightning, and wind, all wrapped up into one!

Scorch: Sounds interesting!

Shock: Yeah, but are you sure she won't, you know…go haywire?

Robotnik: I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that she doesn't. The last thing I need is another Squash or Seedra, the former especially.

Storm: Alright. By the way, Doctor, did you ever figure out who's been spying on you all this time?

Robotnik: Not yet, I'm still pondering about it, trying to put the facts together. I'll figure it out soon enough. Anyway, Scorch, go ahead and sit Metal Sonic 3.0 on the table over there, and I'll start working on his repairs as soon as possible.

Scorch: Sure thing, Dr. Robotnik. *Walks over to the table and puts him down*

Robotnik: Excellent. Now, ladies, if you please… I would like to be alone for the time being, so that I could concentrate.

Shock: Sure thing, 'Doc.

*They leave*

Robotnik: This "spy"… This "traitor" that Nega has spoken of… Who could it be, exactly? From the way he talked about it, it must be someone who's very close to me, a lot closer than I may think… Someone who's right under my nose, in fact. According to him, it's one of the last people that I ever would have suspected. Under normal circumstances, given his history of lies and betrayal, I wouldn't believe a word he says, but even before then, I've long begun to suspect-…



Wait a minute!

*Cue flashback #1*

Robotnik: The Chaotix team… For some reason, they were always one step ahead of me…

Slush: What do you mean?

Robotnik: Somehow, they always seemed to have knowledge of my plans before I had the chance to put them into effect! It’s almost as if they heard everything about it, first-hand! This just doesn’t make any sense!

Slush: Your guess is as good as mine, Doctor. (Heh heh, as if I don’t know.) *Smirks*

Robotnik: Hmm? You know something, don’t you, Slush?

Slush: Huh!? W-What makes you say that, exactly…?

Robotnik: That look on your face definitely tells me that you know something about what’s been going on…

Slush: (Oh, crap… This isn’t good. I think he’s on to me…) I… I don’t know anything, Dr. Robotnik. Really, I don’t…

Robotnik: Is that so? You’ve been here at this base an awful lot, even while I’ve been away. Are you absolutely sure that you haven’t seen any suspicious activity?

Slush: “Suspicious activity”, you say? Like what?

Robotnik: I’m beginning to think that we may have a spy among us…

Slush: (Oh, yeah… He is DEFINITELY onto me. I’ve gotta hand it to him… The old doctor is a lot smarter than I gave him credit for… I guess he wasn’t kidding about his IQ.) A-A spy, you say…? N-No…at least not that I know of…

Robotnik: Are you sure? You seem awfully jumpy all of a sudden…

Slush: I’m…positive!

*End flashback*

*Cue flashback #2*


Nega Robotnik: Easy, now! Easy! I’m not here to cause any trouble! I come in peace!

Slush: After all YOU’VE done, how do we know you could be trusted!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Oh? Look who’s talking! Are YOU, of all people, REALLY trying to accuse ME of not being trustworthy?

Slush: What do you mean!?

Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Should I spell it out, or do YOU want to tell them?

*End flashback #2*

Robotnik: So, THAT'S it! Slush… SHE'S the one who's been spying on me all this time! How could I have been so blind!? I should have SEEN this from the start! AUGH! She's not going to get AWAY with this! I swear it! One way or another, she's going to be DEARLY for this blatant act of treason! *Yells from the top of his lungs* DO YOU HEAR ME, SLUSH!? YOU WILL PAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

*That echoes all the way through the base*

Scorch, Shock, and Storm: o_O

Meanwhile, at the beach…

Silver: *Wearing a blindfold while getting dragged by the arm by Amy* How much further is she, exactly?

Amy: There's no need to worry, she's right this way! You're going to be in for a surprise when you find out who she really is!

Silver: *Reluctantly goes along with it*

Elsewhere, in a nearby area…

Blaze: This blindfold…is it really necessary?

Cream: Well, we just don't want to spoil the surprise, that's all.

Marine: Yep! Ah'm tellin' ya, mate, this surprise is gonna be rippa!

Blaze: …

You know, I wasn't going to say this at first, but I already know who you're trying to set me up with.

Cream: You…do?

Blaze: Yes, it's Silver.

Marine: How'd ya know?

Blaze: I've known all along. It wasn't very hard to figure out.

*Amy arrives with Silver*

Amy: Ta-da! *Takes the blindfold off of him*

Silver: B-Blaze!?



They're setting YOU up with someone, too?

Blaze: What? You still don't get it? *Laughs a little*

Silver: What's so funny?

Blaze: The "someone" that I'm being set up with is you, silly.

Amy: Well, our work here is done. We'll go ahead and leave you two alone now.

Cream: Bye!

*Amy and Cream run off to a nearby area to go spy on them*

Silver: So, the "nice girl" they've talking about up until now… It's been you all along?

Blaze: Of course. I thought it was rather obvious, since they've been suggesting for the past year or so, that we have feelings for each other.

Silver: You're right! I don't know WHY I didn't realize this from the start!

Blaze: *Laughs again* As always, Silver, you're so naïve.

Silver: *Sarcastic tone* Gee, thanks.

Blaze: But I've…always liked that about you. *Kisses him on the cheek*

Silver: *Blushes*

Amy: Aww, isn't that romantic?

Cream: Yep! It looks like our plan worked after all!

Marine: Pfffft…! (Blimey! I've gotta tell Charmy! He's gonna LOVE this!) *Snickering and trying to hold in a laugh*

Cream: Marine…that isn't very nice.

Amy: Exactly! There's nothing funny about two people being in love!

Cream: *Notices Silver and Blaze looking in their direction* Uh oh… I think they're noticed us…

Silver: Do you three mind?

Amy: O-Oh! Sorry about that!

Cream: Yes, we're very, very sorry!

*They leave*

Not too far from there…


Charmy: Huh? Hey, I didn't know you were coming to the beach, too, Slush!

Splash: Yes, I mean… Last month, when all of us came here, you decided to stay behind, because you feared that you might melt!

Slush: Well, since I was able to handle being at both the volcano and the desert, I thought I'd give this place a try, too. And besides, there's quite a few shaded areas around here, so I'm sure I'll be okay.[/color]

Charmy: Hee hee, "bee okay". Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles* Oh, I could just never get enough of those!

Seedra: Neither can I! *Giggles, too*

Wechnia: *Sweatdrops* Oh, good grief…

Tikal: *Notices Knuckles and Rouge walking by* Ah, I'll take it that Heavy and Bomb finally told you the password to the new security system for the Master Emerald?

Knuckles: Yeah. From what I've seen of it, I'm sure it won't be very easy to bypass this one, like Nega did to the other one last month.

Charmy: *Looks at Knuckles and Rouge, and then snickers*

Knuckles: What're YOU laughing at!?

Charmy: Ohhhh, you know! *Snickers again*

Rouge: Oh, very funny! Just to refresh your memory, if you even THINK about spying on us again this time-

Charmy: Hee hee! Yeah, yeah, I know. Don't worry, I won't.

Knuckles: Good. I'm glad we're on the same page.

Marine: *Runs up to them* Charmy! Ya've gotta come see this, mate! It's about Silver and Blaze!

Charmy: They're kissing, aren't they? *Snickers*

Marine: Not yet, but they're probably 'bout to! *Snickers*

*Everyone sweatdrops*

Charmy: Hey, Vector, Vector! Could I borrow your camera again, so I could take a picture?

Vector: You're gonna spy on 'DEM, this time? Good idea! If ya have a deathwish! Fine then, wudevah. Go ahead 'n' use it. You're gonna get yourself caught, though. *Hands it to him*

Charmy: He hee hee, don't worry! I won't get caught this time! *Takes it and flies off*

Marine: *Follows him*

Wechnia: Well, this ought to be interesting.

Espio: Indeed.

Tiara: *Little ways from there* Get lost, brat! I called it first! I'M the one that Sonic's going on that romantic stroll with!

Amy: YOU called it first!? I already called it before you did, a month ago!

Ray: Oh, boy… *Facepalm*

Seedra: …

Amy: Sonic is MINE, Boobowski! You hear me!? Stay away from him!

Tiara: He is NOT yours if he keeps running away from you all the time, moron!

Amy: He only runs because he's too shy to admit his feelings!

Tiara: What a load of crap! I'M the one who he has feelings for!

*They argue back and forth*

Sonic: *Starts sneaking away*

Vector: Heh heh heh! Like I always say…  Nothin' but quality entertainment! *Records*

Elsewhere…

Blaze: Silver… Last year, when Mephiles took your life… I… I was devastated. For a moment, I thought I'd never see you again, up until Wechnia suggested reviving you with the Master Emerald. I've… I've wanted to express this to you for quite some time, but… I just couldn't find the words. You…mean everything to me, Silver. I… I love you…

Silver: And I…love you, too, Blaze…

*They lean in to kiss*

Charmy & Marine (at the same time): PFFFT...! *They hold in a laugh*

*Silver and Blaze look over there, and the two of them hide just in time before they're seen*

Silver: Huh? What was that noise?

Blaze: I heard it, too. It was probably just the wind or something…

Silver: Maybe you're right.

Blaze: So, where were we?

Without anymore sounds to interrupt them, Silver and Blaze began to kiss after expressing their love to one another. Just as they were in the middle of it, however, a sudden flash of light occurred, which was from the camera that Charmy borrowed from Vector.

Blaze: Huh!? What!?

Silver: *Spots Charmy and Marine* YOU…!

Marine: Strewth! We'd better get outta here, mate! *Runs off*

Charmy: Right behind 'ja! Get it, "beehind 'ja"? *Follows Marine*

*Silver and Blaze start chasing them around for the photo, much like Knuckles and Rouge did in the final issues of Robotnik Strikes Back and The Last Story*

Charmy: AAAAAAHH!

Marine: GANGWAY, GANGWAY!

Silver & Blaze (at the same time): YOU GET BACK HERE!

*The chase continues*

Vector: Y'see? I KNEW that was gonna happen!

Mighty: Heh heh, so did I. Those two could just never seem to stay out of trouble!

Knuckles: Yeah, especially since that's about the sixth time that's happened throughout the series!

Wechnia: …?

Espio: Huh? What "series" are you referring to, exactly?

Vector: What? Ya mean ya really don't know?

Espio: No, I don't.

Mighty: Please, do fill us in.

Honey: Yes, I think we'd all like to know.

Vector: It's…kinda've a long story, so don't even worry about it. We'll tell ya some otha time.

Wechnia: Alright then.

Later on that day, after they were finished spending time at the beach, Slush, not knowing that Dr. Robotnik has caught on to her betrayal, has decided to return to his Mystic Ruins base.

Slush: Hey, you guys. I'm back! *Looks around*



Hmm? Where is everybody? Dr. Robotnik? Scorch? Shock? Storm? Anybody?

Metal Sonic 3.0: *Enters the room, fully repaired*

Slush: Wait a minute, I know you! You're Dr. Nega's Metal Sonic copy, Metal Sonic Three-Point-Something! What are YOU doing here!?

Metal Sonic 3.0: After another humiliating loss to that outdated model, Metal Sonic, I was brought here in order to get my wounds healed so that we could have a rematch. Dr. Robotnik was generous enough to repair me, so I have temporarily sworn allegiance to him as an act of gratitude.

Slush: You sound almost exactly like Scorch, with the only difference being that her allegiance is permanent.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Have you, by any chance, heard of the new project that the doctor is working on?

Slush: A new project? What kind?

Metal Sonic 3.0: He is currently in the process of creating a fifth EG Experiment, which he has codenamed "EG-005".

Slush: So, he's working on another one, huh? Interesting… What kind of power will this one possess?

Metal Sonic 3.0: See for yourself. The blueprints for EG-005 are right there, in the production room.

Slush: Okay, got it.



Say, by the way… Robotnik wouldn't happen to be here right now, would he?

Metal Sonic 3.0: He is not. He said that he had an errand to run, so he has left the base momentarily.

Slush: (Perfect! That's rather convenient for me! Now that he's gone, as well as the fact that my communicator is charged, I could report this discovery to the Chaotix with no problem! ) *Runs off*

Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm hmm hmm…  All too easy. *Takes out a communicator of his own* The Ice Goddess is heading for the production room; I repeat, she is heading towards the production room.

???: HAHAHAHAHA… Excellent work, Metal Sonic 3.0! Now, you just leave the rest to me.

Metal Sonic 3.0: Understood. *Breaks contact*

Wasting no time, Slush quickly hurried to the production room in order to examine the blueprints of EG-005 and report her findings to the Chaotix team. Little did she know, however, that she was playing right into the evil doctor's hand…

Slush: *Enters* Alright, so this is the production room. Exactly where ARE the plans for this "EG-005" that Three-Point-What's-His-Name spoke of? *Looks around* Ah, I see! It's right here, on the computer! *Sits down and examines them* So, this is Project EG-005… Appearance-wise, she hardly looks any different from the other four, but apparently, she's going to have my powers, along with Scorch's, Splash's, Squash's, Seedra's, Shock's, and Storm's powers combined into one! Wait a minute, what's this!? Robotnik… He's planning…to make her invincible by infusing her gem with energy from the Chaos Rings!? This…this isn't good! This is more horrible than I imagined! If Robotnik couldn't control Squash, there's no WAY he'll be able to control something this powerful! Oh, that does it! I won't allow this to happen! I'd better go ahead and destroy these blueprints! EG-005 must never, and I mean NEVER see the light of day!

???: Snoop PINGAS usual, I see!

Slush: *Looks toward the entrance* D-Doctor Robotnik!

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA... That's right! It looks as if you've played right into my hand, just as I knew you would!

Slush: W-What!?

Robotnik: I've finally figured it out. The spy that's been leaking information behind my back for the past month… It's been YOU all along, hasn't it?

Slush: …

Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… I must say, I'm impressed! It even took me, the great Doctor Ivo Robotnik, scientific genius extraordinaire, quite some time to figure it out! For the past month or so, you've played a daring and ingenious game, my clever little friend, but now it's all over, traitor!

Slush: …!

Uh oh! The unthinkable has finally happened! After thinking long and hard about the situation, in addition to various hints, Dr. Robotnik has finally figured out that Slush is the one who's been spying on him all this time! Although the heroes have triumphed over the likes of Mephiles the Dark, Iblis, Dr. Nega, and Metal Sonic Version 3.0, another problem awaits them. Will this "EG-005" pose a significant threat as Slush has begun to fear? What horrible fate does Robotnik have in store for the Ice Goddess now that he has caught on to her treachery? Find out next time, on Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction!

The End? Or…the beginning?