Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 443: The Stairway to Hell

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Date: March 19th, March 24th, April 1st, 2008 & April 5th, 2008
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at HQ as always. It's been a bit quiet lately. Indeed. Metal Man has been seen staring endlessly out the window. As the Questers are at HQ, something odd can be seen. Specifically... there's a shiny golden door leading somewhere, and it's been left straight open.
Digifanatic: *looks at the door* "I'm not going through it until I know what's on the other side."
Dragoshi: *Drinking a glass of soda...And he notices the door* "...Has that always been there."
Deloth: "But don't you want to know what's on the other side RIGHT NOW?"
Dragoshi: "...not really"
Metal Man (GM): Well, sorta. It's entirely golden. Metal Man walks in, and stares at that door. He has a confused look on his face.
Deloth: "Screw you, then, I'm checking it out."
Metal Man: "I don't remember that being there..."
Metal Man (GM): He pokes it cautiously.
Deloth puts his head into the door and looks around.
Dragoshi: "...So it hasn't always been there."
Metal Man (GM): You see a stairway. It's kinda dark, but it leads up somewhere.
Dragoshi: "Got it."
Metal Man: "No. Not in the plans, not anywhere. SIMBER?"
Deloth: "Hmmm..."
SIMBER: "The door is a portal of some kind. No guarantees as to where it goes."
Deloth steps through the rest of the way, looking bewilderedly at the stairs.
Digifanatic: "Called it in the air..."
Metal Man: "I guess we should check it out, since nothing else has happened."
Deloth: "...Cool."
Digifanatic: "Hmm. I've got an idea."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man shrugs, his heavy weight nearly bowling him over, as he then clanks up those stairs.
Deloth starts running up the stairs.
Digifanatic: "Deloth, scan the area before the rest of us enter."
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along and walks up the stairway. To where? I doubt it's heaven, that's all I know.*
SIMBER: "Ah, I think they've left without you, Digi. Don't worry. Happens all the time."
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER takes out a dex and scans the stairway.
Dex: "...DING! This is a Class 5 Interplane Gateway."
Digifanatic heads in...
Dex: "Nobody known has the ability to summon these. It must be important. And made by someone powerful. But... who? It appears to be safe... sorta."
Metal Man (GM): You walk in, going higher and higher on it, until you reach a roundish area which is one flat energy platform. It's one of the highest places you've been, because you literally can see all the little realms which make up SSQ. And from above descends Master Hand, with the holograms of Wolfman and Klumsy in the background behind him.
Digifanatic: *takes a look at the view and whistles* "Nice view."
Metal Man (GM): In case anyone forgot--Master Hand being a gigantic, levitating glove... white... rather cartoonish.
Dragoshi: "Quite nice at that."
Deloth: "So why were we summoned here?"
Metal Man (GM): And of course, Klumsy being the nerdy orange Koopa with glasses. Oddly he's still... so is Wolfman, the reddish Wolf reploid. They're images.
Digifanatic: "Ah, good to see you again, sir." *To MH, that was*
Master Hand: "I have come to tell you that your work here is nearly done."
Deloth: "How so?"
Master Hand: "Your endless effort has exceeded all other known heroes of the realm. You have persisted in fighting countless enemies. Though there are few left of the original crew, perhaps it is for the best."
Digifanatic: "Well, things change, so it happens."
Master Hand: "There is hardly anybody crazy enough to fight you, and the few that do commonly defeat themselves with their madness."
Digifanatic: "As long as none of us go insane, we're still Questers and we'll still fight it out."
Master Hand: "Even if one of you did go insane... you have proven that to be a trifling matter to fix. No, you probably won't have any more true foes in this realm--and any you do have are likely to be the same people, over and over again."
Digifanatic: "Figures."
Dragoshi: "Yep..."
Master Hand: "I admit, I made a bit of a mistake, assuming you would lose interest. Then the bad guys could re-assert themselves, and NEW heroes could take the mantle."
Deloth: "Huh. I thought our job was never done."
Master Hand: "But you have even outlasted your companions in other dimensions exactly like this one."
Digifanatic: "This organization is never done..."
Master Hand: "I said that because... I thought you wouldn't be here now. Of course... I have a solution... but it will take some work on your half... your final mission inside this realm, at least."
Digifanatic: "Hang on... What do you mean by 'I thought you wouldn't be here now?' We wouldn't have been needed to do whatever?"
Master Hand: "I thought you would lose interest or vanish like the many others. Even the Links do that sort of thing. Ever wonder why there are so many?"
Dragoshi: "Not really." :/
Digifanatic: "Some of us enjoy the job...all three of us here must enjoy it if we've associated ourselves with the group for this long."
Master Hand: "My solution is simple; you appear to have enough stamina to take on an entirely new world. As I have offered to Mario countless times... there is another world which is entirely new you can enter."
Deloth: "And that is..."
Master Hand: "Oh, I cannot tell you its name. That would be teasing." He chuckles to himself. "There is something you must do if you truly wish to show your dedication, which would also finish your job here, to make this possible."
Dragoshi: "And, that would be...?"
Master Hand: "The only remotely evil people left are Alan Shezar and Trevor; they are trifles to you now. Trevor maybe not, but he isn't all that important..." He makes a throat-clearing noise. "Although I didn't expect this, I wasn't unprepared. At the very heart of the original Stadium, I made and buried one very special remote."
Deloth: "What does it do, exactly?"
Master Hand: "The Fighter Remote gave you mere copies of old fighter powers. Even now, you are still restricted by the ghosts of these powers and their impact across this world, which, in comparison to other worlds, limits your opportunities. THIS remote, on the other hand... can free you of that and grant you the power to leave this realm for the new one, and in your place creating a blessing which would prevent any more supernatural evil forces from destroying or attacking the realm ever again. I made it thinking its precondition, the deaths of Kuja, the Void, and Zio, would never, ever happen."
Digifanatic: "Hmm...two questions. One: does this other world have some close connection to one of us, or some other Quester that is currently in the organization?"
Master Hand: "Its main function was planned to actually be a self destruct... but happily, that isn't needed."
Digifanatic: "Two: will this involve a change in dimensions?"
Master Hand: "This world and you are all but the same thing, my Quester. You have been here so long that you and it are almost the same. An entire change. Nothing would remain from this world--although the people of this world would remember your achievements, and you would retain most, if not all, of your powers."
Metal Man: "You could have told us about this when you made the Questers, ya know?"
Deloth: "So... not even weapons or spells or anything?"
Master Hand: "I am afraid I couldn't. Then it would have... ...I'm not going to say."
Digifanatic: "Right...I'm just comparing this era to the last one in a sort of 'the word 'Nintendus' isn't being used' situation."
Master Hand: "Did I not say you would retain most, if not all, of your powers?"
Dragoshi: "...That you did."
Digifanatic: "And that this is more of a multiverse."
Master Hand: "There are many multiverses out there. The question is which... is closer to being the true one." He points below you, at this one. "It is unfortunate that this one has become detached from reality to the extent it has... it was simply a few changes, it never was supposed to go this far... Now, to get this remote, you shall have to work harder than you may remember. For you see, to guard it I set together the hardest challenges, and these are the only ones left in this realm which can challenge you anymore anyway. Do not worry about lives--although the better you do, the better you shall be rewarded. Failure? Failure for you will probably be impossible, owing to your power here..."
Digifanatic: "Huh."
Master Hand: "Not even the essence of evil itself could stop you here, it seems... regardless of your actual power level. It must be a backlash from when Zio, The Void, and Kuja ruled it. So... having heard this, what is your decision?"
Digifanatic: "I don't consider myself old enough to retire this yet."
Metal Man: "I dunno. Ditching this place wouldn't be so wise for me. I mean, I don't even really have a home realm outside this one."
Deloth: "Let's do it."
Dragoshi: "Well, we could always go the way of the wanderers, Metal." :/
Master Hand: "Of course, the other choice is to lounge in the familiar... although there is not much left to the enemies of this realm."
Digifanatic: "Well, just because we're fighting in another world doesn't mean we can't come back... I'm sure if we're still well enough in contact with this realm--and hopefully you can serve as a median in this, Master Hand--then there wouldn't be anything telling me no."
Master Hand: "Actually, that's the thing. You could come back, but you can't bring anything but yourselves between realms... assuming you have a teleporter that can do that." He points. "And only I have it... well.. the me that is here. I don't even know about the other realm."
Metal Man: "So we'd have to build one on the other side. Gotcha."
Digifanatic: "No problem, especially if the Smashers are willing to guard it."
Master Hand: "Okay then... any other questions. Oh... yes."
Digifanatic: "Or anyone strong and willing enough, for that matter."
Metal Man (GM): He points to the holograms behind him.
Digifanatic: "Sweet."
Master Hand: "I had to mention. The new world would probably be without the influences of these people... if you know what I mean." Odd. What the heck DOES he mean?
Digifanatic: "Well, the other world just wouldn't be that familiar with our work, right? Kinda like, oh what was that planet...Turion, correct?"
Master Hand: "Er... yes. Like that."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Metal Man: "Well, I guess this means an entirely new Quest for us. I guess that makes us lucky. Most people vanish after their first while's worth of things. We're survivors unlike them. Huh."
Digifanatic: "Two-way transport, a chance for me to continue what I like to do, and well, in this sort of criteria, still do what I've done before? Perfect."
Aribar belatedly warps in behind the other Questers.
Digifanatic: "Speaking of survivors..."
Dragoshi: *Waves to Ari* "Yo."
Master Hand: "Ah, Aribar. I was just explaining of a new mission for the remaining Questers. You see... you've kind of done everything there is to do in this realm. Especially you, Digi... Deloth... and Metal Man."
Metal Man: "I haven't done ice cream polo yet!"
Master Hand: "....Sane things, that is."
Dragoshi: "...Ice cream polo. ...Yeaaa..."
Aribar: "... I see."
Metal Man: "Yeah. You swim through ice cream!"
Dragoshi: "Melted, or solid, yet smooth?"
Metal Man: "Never done it because the ice cream field often melts before everyone's ready. It takes place in a desert."
Dragoshi: "...That's prolly' why it's never done."
Digifanatic: "So we're planning on one final challenge before moving over...but as long as we can build a guardable teleporter, we can come between the unknown realm and this planet when we feel like it...as long as it's okay to do so."
Dragoshi: "Because it takes place in a freaking desert."
Metal Man: "Cheese golf is a bit hard too. Clubs break before the second hole. I managed to get a double triple booger bogey once. Highest score humanly possible."
Digifanatic: "Dude, you can borrow my clubs...just don't break them..."
Deloth: "Metal, tell us about it later. Much later."
Master Hand: "Er, yes. The challenge... starts with this." He shows an image of the original Stadium.
Aribar: "I think Metal's already in a different realm.."
Metal Man (GM): Then he zooms the camera to a cross section of it from the side...
Digifanatic laughs at that one.
Metal Man (GM): Showing the underground. He goes down and down and further down, passing up a buried sign that says 'THERE WAS NEVER A DARK TEMPLE OVER HERE' Finally it breaks through... nope, false alarm. An upside-down and buried piece of Eisnaught. It keeps going down...
Deloth: "...HOW far down is this?"
Metal Man (GM): ...THERE'S where Gibby is! He's at a shooting gallery! Oh, wait... that isn't it either.
Dragoshi: "Near the center of the planet?"
Aribar: "Huh. I thought were was a dark temp--Gibby?"
Master Hand: "One of the only places safe from Zio, Kuja, and The Void."
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Metal Man (GM): It goes further and finally you see what looks like... an upside-down Stadium.
Deloth: "...The south pole?"
Metal Man (GM): The entrance goes into the pit under the arena and continues down through the upside-down stands, onto the ceiling.
Master Hand: "No. It's underground and near the center of this planet. You are to first battle through there, fighting antimatter versions of everything ever."
Aribar blinks.
Digifanatic: "You said unlimited lives, but the fewer the better... I am correct?"
Master Hand: "I enchanted it to generate antimatter versions of all your former enemies, in order. This is how I protected it from them, because Kuja could not fight antimatter versions of his former enemies... neither could Zio. Correct. Naturally, that defense was only layer one. The next one is a bit trickier, and I'm not even sure how I did it..."
Digifanatic: "I'm interested."
Master Hand: "It's a number of puzzles involving rooms in the Stadium. You have to make your way to the garage through those. Don't worry, the path is linear..."
Aribar: "Puzzles.. Great."
Master Hand: "The trick is the puzzles play with everything you know or think is real. To the extent that The Void would probably give up out of frustration. Luckily he has a very short attention span."
Dragoshi: "At least it isn't people made out of antimatter."
Master Hand: "Once you get past there, you have to defeat your current, living opposite or opposites. I'm unsure who fits or why, but I get the suspicion you might just fight somebody you already have fought recently. They're tougher than most of the antimatter beings. Of course they can't top them by much. The final part... well, that's a mystery, because I sealed the item away by ripping a hole in reality around it. Vampires and magic beings alike don't usually take the plunge."
Aribar: .oO(Somehow that just doesn't sound nice to an ex-vampiric magic user.)
Master Hand: "Oh, and a thing to note. Yes, less lives is better. But if you use them intelligently, I may not care if you use too many in one case. In any case, this will take a while, so I want to be sure all of you know this and are interested in proceeding." Trigger is warped in. "Especially you."
Digifanatic: "Opposites...is this like the time I fought that jock and Alex fought that monocle dude?"
Trigger: "...Meh."
Dragoshi: "And that time I fought that overly-emotional chick with the frying pan. ...Which was really sad, because I don't think I've ever taken down anything that quickly, since, well...ever."
Digifanatic: "Heh. "
Aribar: "This certainly sounds like quite the challenge... But what is at the center of this gauntlet?"
Master Hand: "No. They actually are people you've seen before, but aren't dead. Unlike most of the antimatter dudes, who are mostly dead. A remote that will allow you to protect this dimension from evil forever, and warp to a new world. Just note that once you do finish it, you probably won't visit this one often... if ever. Yes. Even with a teleporter."
Aribar: "Hm.."
Master Hand: "Of course, it is your choice... but the evil in this realm is near complete death, as you have attacked it nonstop."
Deloth: "...I'm ready to go whenever we can."
Dragoshi: "Mhm."
Trigger: "Yeah..."
Aribar: "Same here."
Metal Man: "I guess I'll have to follow as well."
Master Hand: "Very well then." He spins a hand and creates a gilded looking door. "Onward... to your destiny."
Deloth walks on to the door. Final chapter... begin!
Trigger enters the door after Deloth.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along*
Digifanatic: *follows* .oO(Well, this is the same response I got from Metal when we took down the Void and look what wound up happening.)
Metal Man (GM): Metal wanders into the door. On the way, he mentions something else.
Metal Man: "That reminds me, I never did fill out the forms to buy that Mobile Melee Stadium thingy..."
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the door and find yourself in a great dark area. Oh, wait. It IS the top of this bizarre, inverted stadium. Conveniently there are stairs further down here... you see what appears to be the shiny metallic underside of this stadium place's. It smells dank, and yet, sorta familiar. This place's been down here foreeeever, too. It's all rusted and cracked. Sort of like this realm in general now. You name it, it looks like somebody punched it.
Deloth: "Never seen the Stadium at this angle before..."
Metal Man (GM): Naturally the stairs end at the underside of the stadium stage.
Deloth starts walking carefully to the stairs, avoiding any obvious weak spots or cracks...
Aribar slowly continues forward, looking about.* "Interesting.."
Trigger cautiously walks towards the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): You walk down. The stairs abruptly shatter into bits, raining down on you... thankfully, it's energy, not glass. An awkward silence follows. The energy appears to be moving around... Suddenly, it forms something very familiar.
Aribar glances about at the particles of energy, halfway wondering if they're going to come to life and... Yup.
Metal Man (GM): Ghostly forms of the very first Goombas ever fought by the Questers. They seem naive of where they are.
Deloth: "...Didn't see that coming."
Trigger: "...fwah?!"
Goomba: "Halt! No one shall leave the Stadium! Bowser and Ganondorf rule the world now!"
Digifanatic: "Whoa...this is before my time."
Goomba: "And who the heck are you people, anyway? No fans have that much armor and weapons!"
Digifanatic: "We're not fans."
Aribar: "Ah.. Greetings, little Goomba.."
Goomba: "Then WHO ARE YAH???"
Trigger: "We are the Questers!"
Goomba: "Hmph. Whoever you are... we gotta stop you too!"
Metal Man (GM): They run at you... all three of them. How unimpressive.
Aribar simply hops on one of the Goombas.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic unloads on one Goomba with a pair of Fire Punches, with an Icy Kick to end it.
Metal Man (GM): It... squishes, and is dead. 2 Goombas left.
Digifanatic: *Second one, then!*
Trigger baps a goomba in the face!
Goomba 2: "Oh God! They killed Jack! They're... they're MONSTERS!!!"
Goomba 3: "Isn't that what we are?"
Goomba 2: "Oh... yeah... right."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit. Miss. Aribar gets 100 'Mario' points... not usable here :p Goomba 2 looks weak. Goomba 2's offed as well. Dragoshi n' Deloth remaining.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi just hops on Goomba 3 about...four times.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit Hit Also hit.... well, that's it for the Third Goomba.
Goomba 3: "I can't believe it's not Mario!" *BAM*
Trigger: "Heh!"
Metal Man (GM): However, with the Goombas leaving... the energy reforms.
Aribar: "I wonder how many creatures we'll have to fight..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser appears from the mists, landing. He's wearing a weird necklace.
Bowser: "Ha ha ha ha! I have the Melee Necklace! That means you chumps are NOTHING!"
Aribar: "Oh.. Piffle. This might be a bit hard; he can use any Smasher's moves."
Trigger: "...Wha--oh."
Bowser: "Let's see what you can do... when hit by super charged Melee Moves!" He clutches a Max Up.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: Still your turn. Lucky you.
Deloth: *Lucky indeed. Double sword slashes at the arm holding the Max Up!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Damage? And now it's all you guys' turns.
Trigger jumps next to Bowser and starts beating him with a Super Combo.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi, instead of fighting Bowser head-on, instead tries to steal the necklace! >_>*
Aribar decides to rush right into the claws of the beast! Quickly summoning up an aura of electricity, the elf rockets towards the Koopa King and tries to knock him off balance. Then the mage quickly spins about and summons up a whirlwind of blades, each trying to nick and pry past Bowser's scales!*
Digifanatic goes for his big gun...yes, one Hyper Beam Matrix on THAT CREEPY BOWSA...ahem.
Metal Man (GM): In order: Miss, miss, hit, hit, miss.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to try again! >_>*
Bowser: "Woah! You guys fight much different than what I heard from my minions... what did you do, pummel Mario and steal his experience?"
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It's a part of his very essence. You couldn't steal it like you can't steal a painted on necklace on an action figure.
Bowser: "Heh heh heh! Watch this, punks!"
Metal Man (GM): He holds out an arm, laughing, as it is encased in Samus's Beam cannon.
Aribar: "Oh.. Piffle."
Trigger: "...Craptastic."
Bowser: "Guess what? Omega Charge Beams!"
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly powers up and his Max Up allows him to fire not one, but two, but three.. heck, one at each of you! He moves as if he's in another system... odd. 40 damage if hit. It packs a punch.
Aribar desperately DIVES to the side in an attempt to dodge the deadly orb of energy!
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Digifanatic: *Dang it, one off*
Bowser: "And I'm only starting! Hah!"
Deloth takes the shot, but smoothly rolls back to his feet and attacks with a Bomb Kick!
Metal Man (GM): He's hit dead on.
Dragoshi: *So, anyway, Dragoshi instead of trying to steal Bowser's necklace tries to break it with a series of three punches and kicks. >_>
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss. The necklace is not damaged, but Bowser certainly is.
Aribar gets up off the ground and quickly decides that Bowser's attack was just a (painful) flesh wound. The elf dashes Bowser and with each step a blade of air forms and follows the elf. As he reaches the reptilian king Aribar leaps off of the ground and draws the blades about to unleash a barrage of jabs, thrusts, and stabs upon Bowser!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit.
Bowser: "Shucks, you are pretty tough... I'll show you who's tough, though!"
Digifanatic decides to blast Bowser up with some Beatlemania (A Day in the Life) before going along with one more Icy Kick.
Trigger brushes off the attack, then slides into Bowser's feet trying to damage and knock him off balance.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to slam Bowser upside the head with a loaf of DETH BRED.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. And meeeessss
Bowser: "Ya think you're tough, punks? Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): He forms a Falcon Punch in one hand... and a Warlock punch in the other.
Bowser: "FALCON... RRRAAAAAARGRHHHHHH!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies around like mad punching at things. Threatens all.
Aribar futilely tries to dodge.*
Digifanatic: *SAFE!*
Metal Man (GM): Another 40 damage if hit. He's not incredibly strong.
Deloth chooses instead to do another pair of sword slashes.
Metal Man (GM): The second one hits him...
Bowser: "Gahhhh!!! You're too strong!" His necklace explodes, and so does he.
Aribar: "Whew..." *Quickly downs a Mushroom.*
Dragoshi: *Mumbles and also quickly downs a Mushroom*
Aribar then tries to Dex the energy particles...
Deloth takes this between-battle time to put his sword away and switch to his Cura bracelet.
Dragoshi: *Switches from his bread to his machine gun*
Metal Man (GM): Ridley flies in, clutching a busted-looking CAC.
Trigger: "...Great."
Aribar quickly switches from his Sword to a spellcasting (Holy) mode..
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a bowling ball with hands, eyes, and such. Additionally, a weirdo who looks a lot like GM_Link did. Hey... didn't ZipZop also look like him? And Kopaka? And... and... and... and.... He tosses the CAC away to its doom and then lands, ready to fight you.
Aribar mutters, "Never really fought this guy before..." *The elf tries to dex Ridley.*
Dex: "...DING! Ridley HP: 0/150, Defense: q6, Attacks: Fireball Spray: q6, threatens 3, 25 damage if hit.; Grab n' Bite: q8, 15 damage if grabbed, 20 more if 3 over.; Fire Beam: q5, 50 damage, Delay 3. An old foe, last truly fought around when the Questers were racing with CACs. He still packs a punch... but an obsolete, predictable, missile-weak punch."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Hit. Ridley rears back and roars some, as you have begun hitting him. He then turns around and attacks Deloth, Aribar, and Dragoshi with fireballs.
Aribar tries to flee from fiery death!*
Metal Man (GM):Ridley then breathes a nice and big Fire beam at Trigger. With... horrendous accuracy.
Trigger: 0_0 "OH GOD!!"
Metal Man (GM): You dodge. Ridley roars.
Deloth: "Heal!" *casts Cura on himself. +20 HP!*
Aribar goes and unleashes two Storm of Blades upon Ridley!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *Continues trying to shoot up Ridley with another round of machinegun fire, seeing as how successful the first round was...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit.
Aribar tries to rocket into one of Ridley's wings and tear it to pieces with a Thunderstruck!
Metal Man (GM): Miss... barely. Ridley screeches, and reaches for Aribar. Ridley also fires another fire beam at Dragoshi! Dodgeeeeeed... Ridley stands back and shakes his head.
Trigger runs underneath Ridley and tries to latch on to one of his legs.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. However, he is too big to throw...
Trigger then lets go and starts beating him with a super combo.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, Trigger. 15 damage to Aribar, who escapes before he can be bitten. Apparently, three thousand times bitten, unbitable ever again.
Aribar promptly passes out from Ridley's bad breath.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues opening fiar on Ridley with the machinegun trying to end this as quickly as possible*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Deloth, you here? Ok, your turn.
Deloth aims a Bomb Kick up at Ridley. C'mon, hit, hit...
Metal Man (GM): Hiiiiiiit
Deloth: *DAMN good hit, too! 25%!*
Trigger jumps up to Ridley's face and smashes it in with a smashy punch!
Metal Man (GM): HP: 123/150. Miss.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues opening fire on Ridley, because it's close to death anyway so what the heck*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Ridley roars and falls back, defeated. King DeDede runs in, with his hammer. Apparently, it was but shortly after Ridley that his solo appearance occurred.
Metal Man (GM): (The session resumed here; the situation is re-introduced.) The Questers are in a perilous place; the bottom of the arena of an upside-down Stadium. They are currently fighting an antimatter Dedede, one of their past foes. He looks tough... and from long ago. Some more Questers join in as we continue. It is now... Deloth's turn.
Dedede: "Ha ha ha! You can't beat me, Questers! I'm a real king!"
Chancé: "A penguin?"
Deloth: "Good. It's been a while since I've committed regicide."
Dragoshi: "...You've committed regicide before?"
Trigger: "...What Kings have you killed Deloth?"
Chancé: "I know I should not be surprised, but..."
Deloth: *warningly* "Don't question me..."
Trigger looks away from Del, kinda freaked out.
Dragoshi: *Shrugs*
Digifanatic just takes Deloth's word on that.
Deloth aims a Bomb Kick at Dedede, for starters.
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Those guy's turns!
Trigger starts to "soften up" Dedede with a super combo.
Digifanatic: *SUPER QUESTER COMBO ATTACK GO!!! Ahem. Let's see if a golf club can compete against Dedede's Hammer of Doom. Probably not*
Chancé: "It's potion time! Go random oil throw."
Metal Man (GM): Super combo hit, then Digi Smash miss... Potion hit
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi tries to attack DeDeDe with an Aerodrill, then SMAAAAAAASH his face him with a powerful kick. And stuff. <_>*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit DeDeDe manages to evade most attacks, not taking any serious damage yet... Deloth's turn still.
Deloth: *Oh boy, oil. Well, how 'bout a little FIRE...Twist?*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Deloth: *Let's try that again...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Only 6 more extra damage--it's not a miracle potion :p
Dedede: "Hyuck hyuck! You're a bunch of super losers! Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps up into to the air, and tries to, in a very predictable fashion, squish Deloth into a pancake with his lardy weight. *SQUISH* a whopping 70 damage! He laughs, walking off of the Deloth Pancake. Memories of Kuja tower return to you.
Deloth: *DEREZ aka I died. Poopie.*
Metal Man (GM): But as your luck goes, you revive next turn... with everyone else.
Trigger runs up to Dedede and tries to grab onto him.
Digifanatic is gonna have some fun on this turn...he starts with a normal punch just to get things going before segueing into a Fire Punch and then an Icy Kick to round things off.
Digifanatic: *Bleh and more bleh*
Metal Man (GM): Ok, rolling... In order: Miss Hit Hit Hit Miss Miss.
Trigger then throws Dedede has hard as he can against the nearest wall.
Metal Man (GM): Miss at the throw, Trigger. Dragoshi, Deloth: Still up.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi decides to keep it simple this turn by spitting acid at the giant waterfowl (instead of arms) twice. he would then run over to him, and attempt to tear into him with his claws*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit.
Deloth starts charging up a Wing Slam...
Chancé Lucent roots around in his pockets.
Chancé: "...Must replace these with something else."
Metal Man (GM): Random attack, eh? More like random super-hit! :p Hit... barely? X_X Digi, Dragoshi, Deloth: Your turns are ready.
Deloth: *Unleash!*
Digifanatic tries to use this opportunity as wisely as possible without losing too much defense, so let's try zapping Dedede a time or two with Hyper Beam matrix.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to Dex Dedede this time.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Deloth: *25%.*
Metal Man (GM): You dex Dedede...
Dex: "...DING! Dedede: 69/100, Defense: q6, Attacks: Hammerblow q7, 35 damage and stun; Inhale and Shoot: q8, additional q10 attack against another person if success. 15 damage a hit.; Rising Stomp: q5, 70 damage. Ow!; All moves are delay 2 rate. "A powerful foe of the past, this penguin of a sort had to be defeated through prayer alone. Too bad the Questers are so powerful that he's a joke now. End of entry."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then decides to simply assault Dedede with two normal attacks. Whee. <_>*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss Dedede winds up, aaand... He tries to smack Dragoshi with his hammer.
Dragoshi: *Jumps outta the way*
Chancé: "Good work Dragoshi, keep that barrier over you alive."
Metal Man (GM): He swings... again! He swings a final time.
Dragoshi: *Backstep, aaaaand...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit! 35 damage and stun... but he wasted a lot of swings on just that.
Dragoshi: *well, that's it for that Barrier Chance made*
Metal Man (GM): Trigga's turn.
Trigger slides into Dedede then gets back up and executes a kick smash attack to the back of his head.
Metal Man (GM): It vibrated through the barrier. Miss, miss
Digifanatic, not being afraid to mix up his turns, starts revving up some A Day in the Life business, eventually letting it rip, but not before multitasking with his feet as he leads off with an Icy Kick...
Metal Man (GM): Hit Hit.
Deloth: *'Nother pair of Fire Twists at Dedede, I guess.*
Chancé: "Go giant block~"
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. Dedede disintegrates, shaking a fist at you.
Dragoshi: *Waits for the next guy to pop up*
Metal Man (GM): The mist moves around, it flips through different shapes.... ...And it reforms into Devil Nidokin--wait... no, it doesn't??? No. Instead, it morphs into a familiar face: Zio. Your first one of three powerful bosses amongst the pawns...
Deloth: "...Damn it."
Zio: "It is nice to see you again, Questers. Perhaps this time I shall show you why the path of light is only taken by fools."
Dragoshi: "...Well, that was quick."
Chancé: "What would happen if we trapped the mist into a bottle while it is changing?"
Dragoshi: "It'd prolly' break out and be none-too-pleased"
Zio: "The mist can phase through matter solid and not."
Digifanatic: "The bottle would shatter."
Zio: "In death, I became one with the infinite darkness. Dark Force, as it is called in my realm. It appears you have made the mistake of fighting it."
Chancé: "Well, at least we know the mist is "living" and not just enchanted. Thanks clone-Zio."
Zio: "So I am granted a last chance to attempt to slow you down, as a strange force seems to dull the killing powers of those in this mist... you have corrupted this realm to the core with your idiocy. My favorite phrase, worthless. Tsk. I shall cut the talking now, for you sorely need to be reminded why you will never escape failure."
Chancé: "You're welcome. *smile*"
Trigger: "...Prepare to die...again!!"
Metal Man (GM): You get the jump on him.
Chancé: "Go potion! Eat subcon potion!"
Metal Man (GM): It smashes against an unseen barrier.
Zio: "I forgot to mention. The Psycho Barrier is restored to me, now that I am one with my true darkness. Good luck trying to hit me. The power of magic is beyond your wildest fears."
Chancé: "Hmm. Interesting. If all else fails, use the Palua strat."
Dragoshi: "Fun, fun..." *Dexes Zio, not really caring about the whole 'power of magic is beyond your wildest fears' thing. Because, really now. :/*
Dex: "????" It gives out static.
Zio: "I still have that defense, too."
Dragoshi: "Eh. Kinda saw that coming. Just needed confirmation is all." :/ *Just eats a Mushroom and ends it there.*
Trigger starts to soften up Zio with a volley of super combos, stringing them together to look like a "kombo o' deth".
Metal Man (GM): You punch... ..the seemingly invincible psycho barrier.
Zio: "You would be a very good mime."
Metal Man (GM): It looks like you're hitting thin air. You continue punching the barrier, but try as you might, it won't give.
Trigger: "Is there anyway we can get rid of his barrier?"
Digifanatic: "Just keep beating it up, I think..."
Dragoshi: *Just stares at Digi like he just said something stupid*
Deloth: "...Huh. Usually I'm the one that gets that look."
Digifanatic: "It's been a while, okay?"
Zio: "If Polaroids weren't out of style, I would be taking a picture of the looks on your faces right now."
Trigger: "...Fuck you, ya dead bastard."
Dragoshi: "...I'd prolly' do the same, in all honesty."
Metal Man (GM): Zio seems strangely passive.
Chancé: "If you guys can't figure something out, I am going to try a friendship speech on the barrier."
Trigger: "...You're kidding, right?"
Dragoshi: *Snrks, then regains composure, as he then tries to remember if there was anything in the logs that referenced on how to bring this barrier down.*
Metal Man (GM): You remember... the way to remove Zio's psycho barrier... is to yell 'PSYCHO KILLER! PSYCHO KILLER! JUMANJIII!!!!!" In other words, you've never seen this barrier before and are prone to making stuff up. Good thing he's just an antimatter illusion, or you'd be screwed.
Dragoshi: *Welp, he's got nothing. So, Dragoshi just stands there.*
Digifanatic just goes by way of standard fare of physical moves: we'll start with a Fire Punch before leaping up and giving Zio, well, a lifetime supply of ice cream.
Metal Man (GM): You punch the barrier... it continues to block attacks. You continue to batter the barrier, but it does not budge.
Chancé: "Hmm. Well, looks like I must."
Dragoshi: *Checks to see if it has the same weakness as Luigi's barrier back from the last boss battle in Season 12, and tries to hit Zio upside the head with the same dented Air Tank he used 'gainst Luigi. >_>*
Chancé Lucent hits a few buttons on his dex.
Metal Man (GM): The air tank uselessly explodes against the barrier.
Chancé: "True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
Zio: "The psycho barrier works on pure magic. It does not see the difference between good or evil."
Deloth rolls his eyes.
Chancé: "Worth a try."
Zio: "Although your sappy soliloquy gives me more reasons to rip you to shreds first."
Dragoshi: "...'k." *Just bides his time s'more.*
Chancé: "Anyway, enchant!" *grabs the vial of sand he kept around.* "Magic absorbing sand~"
Metal Man (GM): You chuck it. It absorbs some of the magic. Then it's all used up.
Chancé: "Hrm."
Zio: "Good idea. Too bad you only had one bag of sand."
Chancé: "A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."
Zio: "Your attacks did plenty of damage, but they were wasted. I used this to even the field... now it is useless."
Metal Man (GM): He flicks the field. It explodes violently. An endless shower of glass-like magic shards fly at you. Threatens all.
Dragoshi: *Dances around the explosive DEATH SHARDZ*
Digifanatic: *ow ow glass hurts*
Deloth: *Cuisinart'd.*
Metal Man (GM): 35 damage if hit. Nasty. Zio then stands back and dramatically holds out his arms.
Zio: "Now hit me with all you've got... while you still can."
Digifanatic: *Meh...he should be okay*
Trigger goes after Zio with another "kombo o' Deth".
Deloth whips out his Dex and scans Zio while the barrier's down!
Metal Man (GM): So that's a miss miss miss...
Dex: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Still not working. That must be a separate defense.
Digifanatic decides to once again concentrate on as many things as he can fit in one turn: he fits in two Fire Punches, one left and one right, before crouching a bit...looks like he's going to charge a Smash.
Dragoshi: "..." *And, with that, Dragoshi stretches a bit, then zooms over to Zio, then suddenly attempts to wrap around the guy's neck with his tail.*
Deloth sighs and runs forward with a Bomb Kick!
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss hit In order. He flinches... very slightly.
Digifanatic: *Charging a smash.*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi strangles some life outta Zio, then smashes him against the ground...Although, that's it for that one...But he tries again! Whee...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: *And he unleashes a Smashing flipping kick, hoping to send Zio up into the air*
Metal Man (GM): Hit Just by one. You guys have pounded on Zio a lot... but was it really enough?
Zio: "You have improved greatly. I shall be pleased when you leave this blasted realm. But first... I must test you." He holds up a hand, and an ear shattering explosion is heard. The ground shakes, and suddenly a small field of purple-black discs fly from the air, making slashing noises as they fly through all of you like mad.
Digifanatic: *Screwed.*
Metal Man (GM): Spiritually, it is sort of like being stabbed in the forehead with the devil's pitchfork. They bounce off of Deloth like he's made of steel. Also, Darkdata and... Dragoshi. Digi, Trigger, and Darkdata are knocked down to 1 HP as they do serious damage. As does Dragoshi. Zio laughs.
Zio: "Your foes have clearly lost their fighting edge, if you haven't bothered to empower your wills. No matter. I shall destroy you all a couple times so you do not make this mistake... again."
Trigger: "GAH!!! What the hell?!"
Metal Man (GM): Odd. You'd think it'd want to kill you permanently... Then again, Zio did like torture people... He makes good on his statement, trying to rip two holes in reality and then cause the turbulence to shred you to bits; Another Gate! It fails. You're safe... for now.
Chancé: "Hehe... I think, that you will miss us Zio."
Dragoshi: "Ack!" *Down on one knee, but really hurtin...That is until he uses a Heart Container, fully healing himself.*
Zio: "Perhaps, but if one is dead, how can they miss anything?"
Chancé Lucent eats a roast shroom and stir fry.
Dragoshi: "Ugh...He has a point there." *Still kinda hurting after that assault, but hey at least he's not down to 1 HP. Anyway...He then tries to spit acid into Zio's face twice.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Chancé: "You can miss the same way you can attack us. You still exist as of now, as such you 'live'."
Metal Man (GM): He is actually lowered in defense...
Zio: "If I truly lived, then your deaths would be permanent. Do you want that, Chance`?"
Chancé: "But, you have changed, as the world has."
Zio: "The dead rot, they do not change. Just as you have killed this realm, and it, too, is rotting."
Digifanatic: "Killed this realm? Eh, we've just made it less nervous, that's all."
Chancé: "Nah, just corrupted the world with love, did you know friendship is the best thin -- glare from Deloth-- See, friends are good for telling you to shut-up."
Zio: "Too much of anything, is evil. You have created your own demise in this realm; you should be thankful you get this second chance."
Deloth: "Chance, the next time you mention 'friends' is the time you get a sword hilt to the skull."
Deloth shakes his head before Cura-ing Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): You cure the fully healed Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Stares at Del blankly for a second*
Chancé: "Not that debate again, honestly, too much good can only create more good, whereby it becomes the only thing existing, so there is no more good or evil. This is a bad thing. This world can now support its self, and will still have opposites."
Metal Man (GM): The triple D attack beginneth!
Chancé: "So, I am going for the potion guys."
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi pulls out his trusty machinegun, and aims at Zio...And, then...BLAMBLAMBLAM! Bullets! Milli-No, wait. Not millions. Though, there are a lot.*
Digifanatic would almost be willing to save the Heart Container, but Hyper Beam Matrix can wait...so he downs the Heart Container and tries to make Zio's eardrums be rattled by the sounds of orchestral cacophony courtesy of Lennon and McCartney.
Chancé Lucent drinks the blue essence.
Chancé: "I must remember to change these potions..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit All hits.
Digifanatic: *+Heart Container...*
Metal Man (GM): Zio turns to Dragoshi.
Zio: "You wasted your Heart Container."
Dragoshi: "It seems I waste a lot of stuff, in all honesty"
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a hand, and a sudden incomprehensible blast of darkness flies at Dragoshi! Dragoshi is one-hit KO'd by the intense darkness. Not that it matters... except for his score. Is Zio evil or what? Zio then holds out a general hand, causing explosions and various electrical-fiery effects. It's Tandle, people! Threatens all. (Except Dragoshi, he's dead)
Trigger limps out of the way just in time!
Metal Man (GM): 30 damage if hit, it's a general mob attack.
Zio: "You still fall like cheap toys. I find it amusing."
Trigger: "Ungh...Need...help."
Chancé: "Deloth, want to blast me? *gets out his mirror*"
Chancé: "Fire will do nicely."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, well, you still act like all the other arrogant villains we face. I don't find it amusing." *Hyper Beam Matrix!*
Zio: "It makes you much easier to hit if I annoy you."
Metal Man (GM): He is hit.
Deloth Curas himself instead, thanks.
Chancé: "All well, go giant 1x1 tetris block."
Trigger musters up enough strength to rush in and beat the hell out of Zio.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit.
Trigger: "Heh...still got it..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio does two more mass mob attacks, for all intents and purposes, they're the same; Hewn and Another Another Gate. Threatens all... 35 damage a pop this time.
Digifanatic: *Ain't nothing gonna break his stride...*
Zio: "Hmph."
Trigger starts to grin. "Heh, can't even kill someone on the verge of death huh?"
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi WISES FWOM HIS GWAVE, looking nonplussed.* "Meh..." *He then once again opens fire on the guy with the Machinegun because yes! The p-No, wait wrong reference. Because it seems like the best option*
Zio: "Your time will come soon enough."
Trigger: "So be it..."
Chancé: "I wonder where the bad guys keep the big book of bad lines?"
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss.
Trigger: "Up their ass and around the corner I bet."
Chancé: "Woo, milkshake! Trigger, where did your vocabulary learn such unpleasant insults?"
Trigger: "I tend to do this when ever I fell like I'm about to die, so I can get in those witty comments."
Digifanatic goes back to a quick Fire and Ice one-two, respectively...
Trigger starts spamming more combos. Can you say stale move negation?
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit miss miss. Zio laughs evilly, then powers up to unleash a multi-hit dark attack you cannot comprehend. But it isn't really Dark Energy wave--you'd assume it's his standard' Attack with dark energy' attack. Threatens all. *BLAMMO* This guy's slightly stronger... 40 damage.
Deloth takes the hit again, breathing heavily...
Trigger gets blown into nothingness.
Metal Man (GM): Zio laughs, and he moves on to his next turn...
Chancé: "Barrier time."
Digifanatic does what he can to knock his turn count as close to Zio without going to 33...he tries to lob a Grenade at Zio before adding to the fun with another burst of A Day in the Life.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi keeps on gunning, gun gun gunning!*
Metal Man (GM): He moves out of the way of the grenade just in time. Hit, miss. Hit.
Chancé: "And shield more!"
Metal Man (GM): You guys' turns.
Digifanatic: *Once again, he's taking a big chance, going for a Hyper Beam Matrix. But nothing else, his defense only drops by 1.*
Metal Man (GM): Zio is running out of strength.
Trigger runs at Zio then tries to grab him.
Digifanatic: *Well, his defense drops by only 1*
Chancé Lucent tosses the milkshake to Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, Trigger. Hit
Dragoshi: *Switches out his machinegun for his assault Rifle, and he takes the milk and drinks it. Wheeeee. After which, he zooms towards Zio, and attempts to strangle the guy the guy again with his newfound boost in kicking the crap out of people power*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Zio hangs out a hand at you... it disintegrates.
Zio: "It appears my time is up... for the last time."
Chancé: "See you when you get reincarnated. Maybe you will grow up happy this time?"
Dragoshi: "Apparently so. Any last words?"
Zio: "I will remember you, Questers... for being the same sort of waste of existence as the accursed Alys, Chaz, and his various companions. The next group of people... will not be so lucky."
Deloth: *flatly* "Yeah, we're gonna miss you too."
Dragoshi: "I'd ask about what you were talking about, but it matters not." :/
Metal Man (GM): He fades into the ground, dropping something. The Sword of Darkness.
Dragoshi: *Takes that*
Digifanatic: "Oh, this again..."
Metal Man (GM): The real deal. And not cursed, either. It is inscribed on the blade; 'Let the holder know that while the reign of terror of Zio is gone, his soul lives on in the form of this vile blade.' It's in fancy script and glows evilly too.
Deloth: "Uh... want me to hold that?"
Trigger: "Damn, nice sword... Can I have it?"
Digifanatic is a little bit scared at that message...not sure if that'll do some crazy soul-possession or whatnot...
Trigger makes a BIG smile.
Dragoshi: *Will just keep it as a souvenir...For now. As he's planning on improving upon his will later.*
Chancé Lucent gets a sticky note. "Friendship is the 'pest' thing ever" in marker on the note and sticks it on the sword.
Trigger: "Please!"
Metal Man (GM): (Session starts yet again) Ol' Zio just bit the dust... The Questers were at the underside of the cursed arena of the upside-down Stadium. The smell of pure evil is in the air, the bizarre 'antimatter' foes dying and leaving pieces of the past scattered around. Zio died for the last time, leaving his true Sword of Darkness behind, and forever ending his appearances in the realm. And what follows him up? Well, it doesn't look good... in fact, you think it's Zio again!!! ... ... No, wait, it's just Denon. The poseur.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Standing about a foot shorter than Zio, with a stubby sword with black photons coming out of it, a ragged red cape, and a 5 o'clock shadow, it looks like Zio's bum cousin.
Deloth: "...Feh."
Metal Man (GM): Aiden warps in, greeted by the foggy visage of the Zio wannabe. Denon speaks in a shrill voice, making him sound like an angry toaster.
Aiden: "Joy.."
Dragoshi: *Already has his Machinegun switched out with his Assault Rifle* "...For a second there, I was almost worried. Also, hiya, Aiden."
Denon: "Ahah! I have found you again, Questers! Prepare to die! Die! I'm gonna kill you! You're gonna die! Your cells will stop functioning! The omniscient Armageddon Apocalypse Quester Hunter and Laundromat group will finally triumph!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Yeesh. Somebody forgot to take their tranquilizers. Thankfully, Deloth goes first. If you're lucky, you won't experience his attacks. After all, if Zio was bad, what would his hobo half-brother do?
Deloth: *Let's start with, oh, I dunno, a Bomb Kick.*
Metal Man (GM): He exaggeratedly holds up his stubby sword, expecting you to basically run face-first into it. Apparently he thinks he is fighting sentient slot machines. You hit him in the face with a resounding BONG!!!! noise. Huh. He must have nothing inside his head. Right now, Gujin. Julian warps in, just in time to see the hung-over looking Denon clutch his head.
Denon: "This is only a scratch! A scratch of infinitesimally small magnitude! You will lose! My watch tells me so!" *Stares at his wrist*
Metal Man (GM): Denon has no watch on. Only overgrown arm hair, which, from a distance, if you squint your eyes... ...still doesn't look like a watch.
Dragoshi: "..."
Julian: *A generic taxi pulls up to the area where we be fighting, and idles near the Quester side of the field. Julian gets out, pays his fare, and walks on over to the Questers* "Yo."
Dragoshi: "'Ello."
Julian: *The taxi drives off to its next destination, never to be seen again!* "So, we're fightin' this loser again?"
Metal Man (GM): Denon stares at Julian like he has a giant target painted on his forehead. It's unnerving, especially since he looks like he's about to relapse into angry short man syndrome any moment now.
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Julian: "Easy enough." *BAM! Cannon Blow out of fucking nowhere on Denon!*
Metal Man (GM): Anyway... all da Questers are up. Pray you kill him before he kills you with whatever monologue he has waiting for you. Hit.
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yea." *And, Dragoshi decides to shoot up that thar Denon with a pair of assault rifle blasts*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. He's miserable at defense.
Julian: *Julian punches Denon square in the face for 25 damage!* "What's this: the 4th, 5th time I kicked yo' sorry ass?"
Metal Man (GM): He just picked up a sword and a bad shave and believed he could defeat anyone with the power of dark clothes.
Denon: "You have never beat me! Those were... those were... ... practice runs!"
Julian: "You was the weakest of the Sinister Six anyway."
Metal Man (GM): It becomes apparent that, while Zio was pretentious, he backed it up with the ability to kill you. A lot. Denon's main power appears to be taking a fist to the face. Or... is it?? He does have something up his sleeve. In fact, you can see something in his sleeves. But even the fiercest of punches doesn't seem to dislodge or break or reveal it... That leaves Deloth and Aiden's turns.
Deloth: *Let's do two normal punches to the face.*
Metal Man (GM): Denon isn't especially strong, so if you miss it you don't need to worry too much. Then again, if he dies now you won't have to find out what he could possibly have that he hasn't used in his other appearances. Miss, hit. He gets a little lucky. Mainly, your first punch slips off his greased black hair. It's sort of like touching an eel.
Deloth: "...Ugh."
Aiden doesn't play around and launches a windcutter right off the back on Denon causing an explosion.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He explodes in a hilarious fashion.. As he stands with such a pretentious way, that when you explode him he falls on his face for a moment. Denon stands up, face burnt, yet unaware of it. He begins speaking.
Denon: "Well, if that wasn't the coldest reception this side of the North pole. I'm just going to have to take you down. By picking you up and putting you on a lower coordinate than you are. By decreasing the distance you are from the center of the world. This will make me the most powerful person ever. The further away you are from me, the stronger I am!"
Dragoshi: "...Well, that was vaguely specific."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a bizarre looking device.
Dragoshi: .oO(And somewhat hilarious)
Denon: "With this strangely painted clock radio, I shall instantly win, regardless of your foolish reality. Logic is useless against me! Ha ha ha!"
Julian: *Shutdafuckup. Cannon Blow while he's monologuing*
Metal Man (GM): A gopher appears as Julian punches at Denon.
Gopher: "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): It leaps in the way and takes the punch for Denon. Denon, ignoring this, continues to talk to himself.
Julian: *Gopher then goes flying into Denon and knocks the device out of his hand!* *Not*
Denon: ".. ..." *More illogic* "So I shall stop you once and for all!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns the dial and hurls the clock at Julian's head. It... .... harmlessly bounces off of Julian's head.
Julian: "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Denon: "... ..." He takes out a list. "..." He shakes his head. "But... the last nine times I tried that... it worked!!!"
Dragoshi: "...Maybe it only works up to nine times?"
Julian: "Obviously got a limit."
Denon: "This is unfair. I shouldn't have to actually touch you... like... with my hands! I should be able to use a special object to destroy you without thinking! Oh well. Time for plan B."
Metal Man (GM): He finally begins fighting for real. He throws away another clock radio while he's at it.
Denon: "I guess I'll have to try this 'fighting' thing I've heard of!"
Metal Man (GM): He swings his weird sword-thing at Julian's shin, like a croquet mallet. Hasn't this guy seen a single movie in his life with sword-fighters?
Julian: *Julian tries to short-hop over it...*
Metal Man (GM): He just barely hits you. You take 15 damage! Shocking! ...His sword breaks in two.
Julian: *Oh god! A minor cut!*
Dragoshi: "..."
Julian: "...That was WEAK."
Denon: "What? I thought my intimidating prop would harm you out of its sheer scariness! Why aren't you in a corner crying? I have done the unspeakable!!! Fine... I'll... I'll stab you in the eye with this broken stick!"
Metal Man (GM): He tries to stab Julian in the eye with his busted prop.
Dragoshi: "...I think you and the lot of us have different meanings to the word unspeakable."
Julian: *Duck* *Goose*
Metal Man (GM): He stabs the air. He gets a really mad expression, stomps a couple times, and then stomps over to where he was.
Julian: *You're it! Tag to the face, and by tag I mean Liver Blow*
Denon: "I am REALLY ANGRY right now! Be afraid! Go.. go buy records!"
Metal Man (GM): *POW*
Julian: *CRUNCH*
Dragoshi: "...Wouldn't buying records technically be a good thing or am I missing something."
Julian: *And with Denon completely helpless due to his extremely low defense, Julian just starts WHALING on him.*
Denon: "Ow! So this is what they call pain! No wonder all my stunt doubles never came back! Argh! This must be why all my followers are gone!!! ...And nobody cares what I do anymore!! .. ... ... And... and..." But before he can realize anything else, his head is punched off and flies into the upside-down stands, never to be seen again.
Metal Man (GM): He headless body pretentiously points at Julian before slumping over and disintegrating.
Dragoshi: "...Thank you, Julian."
Julian: *Julian wins by KO!* "An' THAT'S why I'm the best."
Metal Man (GM): The immense mockery of a villain, Denon, is no more. No longer will discount theaters be plagued by him sneaking in and watching movies for free.
Julian: *Julian makes a dismissive hand gesture towards where Denon once stood, and heads back over to the group*
Metal Man (GM): A little Final Fantasy victory theme chimes in. The antimatter makes an evil antimatter loading symbol as it decides who you should fight next... It finally makes a 'ding!' and you see your next foe. The Doorman, who kindly makes a door for himself and enters through it. He looks at the remains of Denon and sneers.
The Doorman: "I apologize for that. He was... not worthy."
Julian: "...Who are you again?"
The Doorman: "Oh. Right." He pops out a fancy top hat and puts it on.
Metal Man (GM): You see he's a sort of skinny, Carnival-folkish guy, with a gentleman's ensemble. Big ol' scary teeth and a narrow nose.
The Doorman: "I am what you would call 'E Li Four.' The Doorman, but... you know that thing better than you know doors." He snickers to himself. "I never meant to become as important as I did, but thanks to losers like Denon, we must fight one last time. Don't worry, I won't waste too much of your time."
Metal Man (GM): Gee. It's like a bad telemarketer.
Dragoshi: "...I see."
The Doorman: "Let us fight, then."
Julian: "Great." *Puts up his dukes!* "If you don't got anythin' else to say, let's keep this boss parade rollin'."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi simply decides to spit some acid into the Doorman's face, then kick him upside the head.*
Metal Man (GM): He's a bit trickier. He moves... faster. He leaps into a door to avoid the first. He's hit by the second mid-door.
Julian: *We'll just have to stop that, won't we. LIVER BLOW *CRUNCH!*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit, apparently. Your attack lowers his defense greatly. He gets out a handkerchief and wipes the damaged area... and regains his defense.
Julian: *...Well.*
The Doorman: "What a mess you make. It is simply ridiculous."
Dragoshi: *Blink*
Julian: *Whatever. Julian backs up, crouches, then springs forwards towards the Doorman, aiming to connect with a lunging uppercut to his jaw! And then he does it two more times. Gazelle Punch Trio!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Aiden leaps backward in the air and performs some rapid pulling actions against his sword sheaths they spark as they meet one another. Sending out air waves. When he lands he rushes in again for another windcutter strike.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Er... hit hit hit, yeah. The Doorman is hit. He falls to one knee.
The Doorman: "It appears in my old age I have lost my stamina. No matter. I simply MUST leave you a calling card."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up his staff.
The Doorman: "Here, take this." He cracks it in two over his knee... ...and creates one heck of an explosion!!!
Metal Man (GM): Threatens all.
Julian: *Julian is the mayor of not getting hit*
Metal Man (GM): Dodge... dodge... Dodge Ram... The Doorman is no more, leaving the top half of his staff behind. The piece of the magic staff sits there for Aiden to take... and of course, he has to try to dodge the blast... which hits him for 40. Ow. The Doormat, er, Doorman, is vanquished at last. Nobody really remembered what he did or cared, though, so it's probably better that way. The antimatter spins and then goes to make the final person we'll deal with tonight. This one's bigger, shinier... brighter than the Doorman and his inferior, Denon, put together. It's no Zio, but it's nasty looking. ....The mist keeps on growing, out of the ground, even! This is beyond ridiculous. It's 20 feet tall now! Out of the mist appears none other than a garishly red-and-yellow painted mech in the shape of a tall, fat man. Shiny metal plates make it up... and the logo of a bucktoothed man with a round face and eccentric mustache adorns it.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): You can see into the cockpit some. It's Eggman. No... it's Dr. Ivo Robotnik. The real thing. No pseudonyms, no fakes, no phonies. This is the real one, perhaps even more real than the ones seen in other Sonic stories.
Julian: "Again?"
Metal Man (GM): Naturally he speaks, however unlike the majority of times you have seen him, it sounds a lot more... intelligent.
Dr. Ivo Robotnik: "At last, I can fight you in a real battle! All these fake names and machines... worthless! We cannot say we have fought before now--all of it was a mockery of who I really am! So let us fight for this one last time and see who is really the strongest!" He puts on his goggles and his mech advances on you!
Metal Man (GM): Unlike so many others, you get only one turn before he unleashes his fury; and he is likely to survive that.
Julian: "Shame it's gotta end so soon." *Julian gears up to go Trustbuster on Theodore Roosevelt's ass.*
Metal Man (GM): This guy's more of a threat than a good number of the previous bosses. How odd. The 9000 and one times you last fought him, he sucked.
Dragoshi: *Just simply aims and fires his assault rifle at the Manegg twice. Because yes.*
Metal Man (GM): *PING* *PING* Like flies to his armor.
Julian: *Liver BLOW!*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit, a solid *THUNK*
Julian: *CRUNCH!* *THUNK, rather*
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately, Eggman's mech doesn't have a liver. Double damage though.
Julian: *10 damage! And it worked so well Julian's going to do it again. and again. and again. Those hard-hitting body shots can really wear ya down!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit, hit. Aiden is up again.
Aiden charges windcutter his hands start to rapidly move in and out of each sheath as he builds up speed.
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Ivo Robotnik steadies his mech. Without any wacky catchphrases, he proceeds to press a button. It rains down little exploding Eggman! Eggmen Threatens all... not particularly accurate, though.
Julian: *Julian is the mayor of dodging little exploding Eggmen*
Metal Man (GM): Having done that, he launches both arms out in a rocketing fashion, threatening Julian and Dragoshi.
Julian: *OW*
Dragoshi: *Argh*
Metal Man (GM): 50 damage; he packs a punch! Oh, yeah. His charge exploded due to the eggmen. Dodge OB's failed charge, peoples! Eggman is hit by it!
Aiden himself takes 21.
Julian: *107/195*
Dragoshi: *137/175*
Metal Man (GM): Your blast scorches Eggman some... aaand... Julian's turn.
Aiden: 61/125
Julian: *Okie doke* *Julian recovers from the backfire, moves in close to the Eggmech, and goes to attack with his patented 1-2 Punch Golden Gloves Combo!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Julian: *It's a fight It's a fight! 39 DMG*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to spit out a massive barrage of acid at Ivo's machine, trying to melt it a little bit or somethin'.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit, hit. The mech only takes a little defense damage. It also takes 16 damage. It's dented up now. 8 damage per hit.
Aiden is like 'fuck it' at this point he crouches slightly and starts to rapid attack...and by rapid I mean you don't see him even touch his sheath just the sparks from the swords hitting the ground as waves of slashes fly out toward Ivo. Triple Flash Sword!
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit, hit, hit, hit. Another awesome attack by Aiden. Ivo gets beaten up some more. His mech's in bad shape. He has a look of determination on his face. His mech powers up and begins flying upwards!!! ....Targeting reticules appear over the current fighters.
Julian: *Not goood*
Dragoshi: *We're gonna hate this, aren't we.*
Metal Man (GM): He then begins flying down... Threatens all.
Dragoshi: *Yea, fuck you too*
Julian: *Julian is the mayor of dodging giant flying mechs*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMMO* 40 damage... more importantly, however...
Aiden draws Cortana throwing it in the air followed by grabbing Joyuese and Hortti as cortana flips downward to the centerpoint of the blast aiden slams seemingly slashes with all three blades head on into it. -counter strike-
Metal Man (GM): 40 damage to Aiden. The mech disintegrates, revealing a wicked Egg-o-matic which appears to be an improved Egg Hornet!
Aiden: KO
Dr. Ivo Robotnik: "That was a good warm-up. Now I'll show you what I can really do!!! Now you will know my true power!"
Metal Man (GM): He pulls two more levers. The highly chromed vehicle begins scanning for targets, aiming at all of you... Dr. Ivo takes aim and targets Deloth and Julian... with a very fast-firing rocket launcher!
Julian: *Is it fast enough?*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth leaps out of the way as the ground where he stood is blown up. Eggman silently smacks his control panel.
Julian: *NOT*
Deloth: *Let's go with a Bomb Kick for 15 or over, Alex.*
Julian: *Julian counters being shot at with a rocket by punching with the force and speed of a cannon! Cannon Blow to the big bot*
Metal Man (GM): Miss Hit.
Julian: *25 big damages*
Dragoshi: *So, anyway, that thar Dragoshi decides to spew out a pair of Acidic Bursts at Eggman, then wait. A-yep.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit. Ivo aims at Julian and fires two sets of rockets at him.
Julian: *Rocket'd*
Metal Man (GM): *Blammo* Ow... 30 damage.
Julian: *Julian, not liking being shot at, returns fire with a big One-Two Combo!*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi opens fire on Ivo with a few blasts from his Assault Rifle, then follows up with an Aerodrill.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit, miss.
Julian: *39 more damages to the Eggmotron.*
Metal Man (GM): Eggman decides to up the ante; he spins up his ship, and then flies at all of you with its front-mounted drills! Threatens all.
Julian: *Dangit*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. 20 damage if hit. He then idly shoots more rockets at Julian, apparently bent on blasting Julian to bits.
Julian: *Haw*
Metal Man (GM): Eggman cooly adjusts a lever...
Deloth: *Cura!*
Julian: *Punch* *Another Punch*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi attempts to attack Eggman with an acidic Burst and a good pair of flipkicks*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit hit.
Deloth: *Eh, let's see... one more Cura to get himself out of "DANGER WILL ROBINSON" range.*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi just fires a couple o' shots outta his Assault Rifle. Whee...*
Metal Man (GM): His machine throwing sparks, Ivo shakes his fist at you and hits a button, ejecting from it and vanishing forever. You clearly beat him. ... ...Unfortunately, his machine has decided to crash in front of you and explode quite violently. Threatens all.
Julian: *Lordy!*
Metal Man (GM): *KERBLAMMO!* All but Dragoshi are scorched for 45 damage... and even the powerful Dr. Ivo Robotnik is wiped from your remaining foe list.
Deloth survives with 5 HP! Thank you, Cura!
Julian: *KO!!*
Dragoshi: "Well, that's that..." *Dragoshi uses this time to quickly continue reloading his assault rifle. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Aaand having beaten him, you come to your next foe! ... The entire arena rumbles violently, as the specter of The Void raises from it. He towers over Eggman, and the sheer energy of this representation tends to shake reality itself. However, you soon notice something... missing.
Dragoshi: *Stumbles a little bit, then regains his composure.* "...Wow, so soon?" *Missing thing being...?*
Metal Man (GM): The Void doesn't exist in this reality; hence it is a blank piece of information. Although the image is correct... it just as quickly disintegrates.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): As, of course, a cardboard cut out just wouldn't be considered a true 'challenge' as far as Master Hand is concerned.
Dragoshi: *Just waits for whoever's next, then...*
Metal Man (GM): From the mess, Grodus appears. He seems miffed.
Grodus: "What do you mean The Void doesn't exist any more? I was looking forward to permanent retirement!! Now I have to fight these shmucks... over and over again... just because I signed some stupid contract..."
Dragoshi: "...right."
Grodus: "Before I fight you, though, I'll level with you. I was brought into this against my will by extra-dimensional fools. My true work is for taking over Rogueport, not some stinky land full of humans. Even though you technically destroyed that too. So in reality I have to get this over with before I'm dismissed by Crazy Hand. ..." He taps his staff. "Uh... GAAACK-AAACK-AAACK-AAACK! I am going to... ... ...meh."
Julian: *And Julian's back up* "Les' just get tis over with."
Grodus: "Go ahead and hit me first. I am unbea---...tired of these useless charades."
Dragoshi: "I...don't blame you in the slightest."
Julian: *Punch* *Punch 2: The Puncheoning*
Metal Man (GM): He stands there. Even though he doesn't particularly want them to, his xes try to protect him. He sighs as Julian's two punches bounce off his shield.
Julian: *Xes!*
Grodus: "This is what I get for investing in defenses to fight my true enemy, Mario, and then being re-assigned because an idiot in a top hat 'looks more emotionally fulfilling'. When I'm done being beaten up for this contract deal I'm going to beat that Count's face in."
Julian: "?"
Dragoshi: "...Okay..." *Just spits out acid at the Xes then.* *And, a couple more times....*
Grodus: "You know, Count Blah? He has no acting skills and speaks to himself? Gaack-aack-aack. If I acted like him, I'd get fired! But no! He has a TOP HAT!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi tries to shoots Grodus up with a couple of Assault Rifle shots. Nothing interesting over here. :/ A-yep.*
Julian: *Let's try a good old fashioned Liver Blow. See if that takes the wind out of those damn Xes*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss, hit. You blow away the rest of the xes. Grodus shrugs.
Julian: *AND NOW: Gazelle Punch Trio!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit. Grodus causally points his wand out at Julian and shoots a bolt of lightning. *BLAM* 50 damage.
Grodus: "Sigh. This would be more satisfying if I could burn up that no-talent hack with this instead. And his little jester too!!!"
Julian: *PUNCH* *PUNCH 2: PUNCH HARDER*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *Just spits more acid on Grodus...For now, anyway. :/*
Grodus: *sigh* "Take this."
Metal Man (GM): He casts a spell into his own face, which bounces into and at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Casual sidestep*
Metal Man (GM): He falls over, shaking a fist.
Grodus: "I will call my agent on that Crazy Hand! He--" *POOF*
Metal Man (GM): And you near the very end of the battle... the first half of the Forever Mission is complete.

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