Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 38: A False Ending
Date: 10:20:31 PM, April 14th; 12:00:05 AM, April 15th; 4:26:49 PM, April 19th, 2011.
Garrick Fy`aar: "There is... not much I can do for you all now..."
Metal Man: "Well, you have some Smash Energy stuck on you. I reckon you should use it up when you get the chance anyway."
Valentine: "I know that. Just saying."
Metal Man: "No, you can't do much." *He would... take out a healing potion?* "...But since I got revived somehow, I don't need this."
Metal Man (GM): He'd chuck it at Garrick, and it'd smash on his forehead, fully healing him.
Metal Man: "...Sorry if I... er... threw it wrong..."
Garrick Fy`aar grunts as he feels his body knit back into place, the armor still smoking and torn, ripped and melted, but his body whole.
Evil Wolfman: "I... I can almost see the patterns in this time madness! Hahahaha... hahahaha... a little more, I can... ...break free!"
Metal Man: "I figure a final 21 gun salute ought to keep him from escaping early."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman continues trying to unknit the dimensional mayhem around him, blurring violently as he keeps avoiding being warped to parts unknown like his allies. While Garrick thinks...
Kaine: *Taking Demon's lead, he walks over to Princess Starr, as he begins glowing, she would revive* "Hey." (only part of my action, so...)
Starr: "K-kaina? Did we win?" <3
Evil Wolfman: "No. Your loss is coming right up. Hahahahaaaa!"
Kaine: "Not yet, but we will be soon." *He kisses her cheek gently* "Just need to finish one small detail. You... might want to back away for a minute."
Starr: *She nods and gets back.*
Metal Man (GM): At the end of the round, yes, Rinith. Evil Wolfman would again burn horribly. Oddly, again, mostly before the attack is even done!
Valentine: "...Overdramatic. Couldn't you have done as Mewtwo suggested?"
Kaine: *Laying on the ground, panting* "Holy shit, that was a rush..."
Starr: "..." <3
Digifanatic: "Well done..."
Kaine: *Just lays there, for now, panting* (USE THEM ON PANZY!)
Metal Man (GM): *Waits for Kit* *Is beginning to melt from extended GMing.*
KitOrbel: "It's time for this to finish." *She begins glowing again, her purple energy forming demonic wings behind her as she flies into the air.* "We are done with this now. There is no more reason to continue for you... YOU ARE LOSING THIS BATTLE AND YOU WILL LOSE YOUR LIFE!" *She begins to sing, softly at first, slowly growing loudly... Finally...* "SIREN'S CALL!" *And with that, she screams... It's the big daddy grown up version of her old call for help as she targets her scream right. At. EW... Using all her energy behind it. She falls from the sky right afterwards, within catching range of Kaine.*
King Demon: *Does indeed catch Kit* "Nice job!"
Evil Wolfman: "Urgh!" *He cracks and burns some more, as the damage is beginning to catch up with him.*
Metal Man (GM): He rips a hole in reality, suddenly generating more barriers.
Evil Wolfman: "It'll take more than that to kill me!"
KitOrbel: "I did good, big brother?"
King Demon: "Of course you did." *Smirks and ruffles her hair.*
Evil Wolfman: "Dragoshi... are you jaded still? Have you decided to wander off and eat some bread? This... this battle isn't important. I can handle it without you."
Dragoshi: "Please. Please pretend that you're funny a little bit longer. It'll be much more enjoyable when I tear you apart."
Evil Wolfman: "Grrr... I can bring them all back! Even with this massive time-space hole around me and my energy being eaten from all sides! I am the comeback KING!"
Rinith: "Everyone's going out with a bang, I'm starting to regret not doing so"
Metal Man: "Don't worry, I already did that years ago. Blowing up an entire planet isn't usually socially acceptable though."
Rinith: *Stands up and swings his sword around* "I'm still willing to fight with out any magic or powers though."
Kraela: "The problem with your logic is that the big bad wolf never wins. You're losing it."
Dragoshi smiles a little, suddenly switching to Zant's Sword and the Ancient laser sword, quickly twirling them around as he suddenly charges at EW, unleashing a ferocious, rapid barrage of slashes, before jumping back and switching out to the Bread, smashing it into Wolf downwards as he then pulls out the Gavel of Senile Justice, pounding it into the bread in order to further drive it He into EW. Afterwards, he pulls out the AR-53, unloading a full round's worth of ammo into his foe, letting out a loud yell as he tosses it away, quickly pulling out the Egg Blaster, unleashing a furious torrent of shots until it over heats, switching over to the Flammothrower, which he uses to completely immolate EW with wave after wave of fire, dropping it once he's emptied its' load, switching back to his old standby... his scythe! "AND, FOR THE FINALE...!" He tears into EW with even more relentless slashing, the scythe's blade glowing as he suddenly does a fierce upwards slash, then crashes down on him with an equally fierce downslash, jumping back and twirling his scythe around as he makes one last mad dash at EW, tearing into him with one last, brutal slash, the glow subsiding as it unleashes a massive, colorful explosion of pure. He concentrated Smash Energy!
Metal Man (GM): The immense explosion hits the fields, which slow it down a bit. Clearly he's adapting to it... slowly...
Evil Wolfman: "Your attacks will begin to go downhill and then reverse from here! I won't be fooled again!"
Jason: "Oh, don't tempt me..." =D
Valentine: "...This is a moment, I suppose."
King Demon: "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!"
King Demon collapses.
Jason: *LOLs* "I KNEW IT!"
Dragoshi: "So what!? I've had my fun! And besides... Your time is OVER!"
Kraela revives Kenku before Flash Stepping in front of Evil Wolfman. "You wanted me to fight you. Well, here I am."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman burns in the center of the time-space hole entangling him, as he holds onto his force fields for the most he can.
Evil Wolfman: "Yes. Bring it on!"
Kraela: *The air around her hums with energy as Kraela smiles, readying her blade- and then, as far as most people could see, she disappears and reappears behind him with her sword dispelled and her back to him. Those who were watching carefully might see flickers of movement on Evil Wolfman's sides during the maneuver. The more observant may have seen her cut him a dozen times in those few seconds. But only the most skilled masters would b able to see every single strike that she delivers.* "Death of a thousand cuts," *she says simply as she turns around to face him.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...there... Metal, I need coins..."
Jason: "Way to go."
Metal Man: "Hm?" *He fishes in his pocket* "Here." *He throws Garrick... 10,000 coins?* "Last ones from the Stadium I had on me. I figure I owed you it, anyway."
Metal Man (GM): *GONK* ...He's using his SP to try and hold on as well!
King Demon: "Damn, where's my payment..." *Zzzz.*
Jason: "It'll be coming, man..."
Garrick Fy`aar grunts as he swipes up a handful... that's all he needs... "I may not be able to throw a Final Smash at you like I did the Void... but I can do this..."
Evil Wolfman: "You can violently explode like those other people did. Bwa ha ha" *Spark* "Ghk..." *Hack* *Cough.*
Garrick Fy`aar fingers a specialized command he implanted in this armor for just such an occasion... with that, the armor immediately blasts off him, letting him roll forward and out of them. He's wearing some sort of skintight black suit of plates... he needs speed for this. He launches himself at Evil Wolfman, throwing the coins in his hand directly at his face before landing inside the time portal, his hands glowing as he slaps them onto both of the cannons on either of his hands.
Evil Wolfman: "Trying to be like my Garrick? You'll just get sucked into theeeeee pooooortaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa GHK KHZT AGHT" *Sparks.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's see you rip through anyone else with these as hunks of useless metal!" *With that, the coins in the air glow brightly and fly toward the contact between cannon and his hands, sparking as he uses a blast of Magitek energy to reverse the engineering on the cannons before placing his feet firmly in his chest and pushing away, sliding back to wear his armor lies useless.* "He's got nothing! Give him one last blast!"
Jason: "Oh don't worry, Garrick, I'm gonna blast him..."
Evil Wolfman: "You can't control my cannons! I'll destroy you next!" *They begin to smoke ominously...*
Jason changes the tone of his keyboard, sounding all of the pomp and circumstance of an orchestra in his two hands, a fanfare of sound emanating from his keyboard as firework shoot out and target EW's armor. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2W1Wi2U9sQ at 1:40. Stretching out the final few bars of the 1812 Overture for about 10-15 seconds, a beautiful danmaku-like staggered array of one firecracker followed by one cannonball 10 wide, and a final cannonball from the center of the keyboard as he lets go of the last note, the recoil knocking him to the ground.*
Metal Man (GM): *GONK* He smokes and burns, but he refuses to die.
Evil Wolfman: "The power of fate will outlast you... I will... succeed!"
Kenku: *Jet looks at the actions of thoes around him, and after a brief moment knows what to. With a deep focus and sudden burst of flame, he creates a giant hand of fire. In a violent rush of speed it latches onto Evil Wolfman. The hand slowly glows to being a bright white, as the flames remove smash energy upon smash energy from him. Smiling as it reaches the right color, Jet pulls the hand back, and the forms it into a white hot bolt. With a sudden push, he sends it hurtling back to Evil Wolfman, yelling out "Land of the Effrit!" The lance pierces the barriers and slams into EW chest, as it tries to burn a massive hole through it! Unfortunately as he finishes, the strain on him and his power gloves is too much, and he stumbles. The sound of breaking is heard, as his gloves crack and strain and begin to fall apart.*
Digifanatic: "Fate? I've been spitting in its face since I was twelve."
Kraela: "That's my man. Nice shot, Jase."
Jason: "Thanks, Krae. Hope you liked the show."
Metal Man (GM): *GONK* He still holds in, as his SP reserves begin to vanish...
Digifanatic: "I miss those days..." *Chuckles.*
Evil Wolfman: "Even when you have the advantages..." *Cough* "I can still hold on..." *Cough* "I can fight you forever..." *Cough* "You won't make me give up... ever..."
Rinith: "Hmph..." (What can he do if he was releasing his energy rather then being explosive with it, or can he still use the ambient energy?)
Metal Man (GM): His glasses keep breaking and un-breaking as he's visibly beginning to crack. Evil Wolfman begins to sink to the ground, violently smoking. Parts of him blast off, then rewind and reattach themselves.
Evil Wolfman: "I refuse... to allow... this waste of immortality... to succeed... you will be punished... you will be destroyed... without your powers... I will be the supreme leader of the land..."
Kraela: "How did you put it? One more touch and you're dead?"
Metal Man (GM): Also, Kesu et Starr can do their attacks as well, while I throw away some more trash at my workstation...
Evil Wolfman: "...So we are even, then... we will... all die..."
Digifanatic shakes his head... he hasn't used his yet... those can see perhaps a dim glow of maroon from his body, likely eminating from either or both of his hands...
King Demon: *Looking at EW* "I can live with that."
Metal Man (GM): The explosions and un-explosions continue, as a strange face peers down on the action, mumbling such that only those with the best hearing/telekinesis could hear it...
The Void: "...He should have destroyed himself while he had the chance..."
Metal Man (GM): The face fading away into nothingness before anyone could react to it.
Evil Wolfman: "I will... words... ...you... kzt... zt... grh..."
Starr: *The princess does the only* "Final smash" *she knows... Summoning a Gigantic Cannon.* "See this? This is the cannon for Banzai Bill." *She smirks softly, the cannon is five times her height, and aimed directly at EW.* "Take a close look, because you'll be dead before you get to process the sheer -pain- of being mauled by a giant cannon." *And... fire.*
Digifanatic: "I like that one..."
Evil Wolfman: "Death... is nothing... to me!"
Rinith: *glowing blade in the right, he chants a few last words.* "Are you so obsessed with good and evil you try to cling on to the concept even now? Power is power! Both light and darkness!" *He invokes the last rune and swings his blade through all of them, opening two rips around Evil Wolfman and sending out a turrent of darkness and light, neither good or evil, just their raw power.* "Twilight Rift!"and with that the energy swirls together in an explosion to go along with everyone else's attacks.*
Metal Man (GM): The violent attacks hit him again and again. The counter hits 60,100 for a split second, but he literally grabs it and bites it in half!
Evil Wolfman: "I am no mortal... to be... corrupted by numbers..."
Metal Man (GM): His face explodes, then reattaches. He grabs his glasses off the ground and shoves them on, but they finally break in two and cannot be healed any more.
Evil Wolfman: "No..."
Metal Man (GM): He would raise the cannons as they smoke, powering them up.
Evil Wolfman: "I am not a being to be defeated... nothing can undo my immense power..."
Metal Man (GM): He'd point them at all of you.
Dragoshi: "Tch. Three words, waffle iron. Deal."
Evil Wolfman: "You... are... DEAD."
Dragoshi: "With. It."
Metal Man (GM): He fires the cannons. They... explode violently.
Garrick Fy`aar can't help but smirk a bit as he sees the cannon explode into shrapnel...
Metal Man (GM): His arms are nothing but burnt edges. He reforms them, but they're cracking, and permanently blackened.
King Demon: "Wow, that was an explosive final attack." *Sunglasses on.*
Jason: "Yeah, I agree with Drago on that one."
Dragoshi then promptly picks up the glasses, taping them together.
Kraela's glad she was standing behind him for that.
Evil Wolfman: "You can't take those! Yoou..."
Dragoshi then slowly... And I mean slowly... puts them on.
Starr: "Really?" =.=
Dragoshi: "I SAID!. DEAL WITH IT!."
Digifanatic: *Didge smiles to Deloth... something he's been waiting to do since the Ael fight...(and I will use my Digi alias for this)*
King Demon: *Cough* "Already did it."
KitOrbel: *She giggles softly,* "GO UNCLE DRAGOSHI!"
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman stands there, burning. The time field is gone, but he's basically dead, almost totally there.
Ian: *The figure of Ian's body and the objects he holds dissolves into a bright glow of maroon, white, and yellow, the yellow and white eventually taking over the color of his Digivice and his own body. He doesn't need a Digivice that can read cards like Natalie's. He's got enough energy to do this the hard way. The door fires a gigantic beam of light the width of the door itself at EW, and if Wolfman has not the mental nor physical fortitude to escape, the gate pulls him inward like a black hole, the doors eventually closing. If Wolfman is sucked inside, he will not be able to reappear in the battlefield save for the most drastic of desperation heaves.*
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman falls to his knees but continues clenching his fists ...And anyone else with a Finale Smash, do it now
Kenku looks among the others and can see what he needs to do. He chuckles as he does "Good thing RT taught me those tech skills for later" *he says, and gets sets into a low stance. Lightning begins dances between his sword and his blade, and wrapping around him as if he was some sort of electric coil. Soon, the lightning envelopes his body, making him look like some sort of strange spark elemental. Leaping forward his body races across the field, right into EW's face. Moving almost as fast of a blink of an eye, he begins slashing EW all over his body, each time giving him a bright bolt of electricty. After about the thirtyith time, he stops in front of EW and swings back, before slamming the sword onto his head, unleashing a powerful bolt of lighting, which comes crashing on EW. Leaping back he smiles before the he is shocked himself and he stumbles to the ground. Lookin up he simply smiles as a fox like elemental flies away.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "You have nothing left, demon..."
KitOrbel: "GOOOOOO DADDY!" *She's cheering for him happily.*
Kesu: "WEEEEEEEE" *How... did she get here?!*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man runs up to Evil Wolfman. He picks up the health bar's pieces. "I've had enough of your blasphemy! Wolfman did not die for you to ruin his name!" He would then stab the health bar's numbers into Evil Wolfman's mouth. "EAT YOUR LIES, ANNOYING CLONE!" He'd then kick Evil Wolfman in the gut and bash him over the head with the other half of the health bar, before then picking up a piece of the broken Garrickdex. "Do you know what the Garrickdex says about your power level?" He would smash it into Evil Wolfman's chest. "YOU'RE DEAD!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Die quietly..."
KitOrbel: *;* "Did he just pick up someone's health bar and beat them with it?"
Metal Man: "I saw it on a television somewhere!"
Jason: "I've got nothing."
Dragoshi: "...Yeah, that was just beautiful."
King Demon: *Thumbs up* "Nice!"
Garrick Fy`aar stands there, reaching down and picking up the power sword and the bolter pistol. Their size looks too big for his hands now, without the armor...
The Ninja: "Wolfman. One Ninja Burger!" " *Then a cup would fly at him, getting sliced in half and slicing through the Evil Wolfman again. * "With Soft drink!" *Some with the fries, only hot fries would pelt the wolf's face.* "Like fries with that?" *Then a weird ninja doll would appear and get slices just like the reach of them.* One toy for little boy. Choking hazard!" Then the wasabi packet would appear getting sliced and hot, burning sauce would spray onto the Evil Wolfman. "Extra Wasabi Sauce." *And then two slashes through Wolfman before a final slash that tears through him, a serious look in his eyes as he faces his allies.* "So no."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman would be charred completely black. He'd belch out smoke as the world around him would begin to change back. Still he would defiantly continue existing, his arms trembling with rage, as they seem to keep falling off and reattaching with Smash Energy. The Smash Energy in the area begins to make quieter and quieter noises, as it begins to run out.
Evil Wolfman: "Never. Giving... up..."
Kesu: *She gathers all her energy, a colorful wave of pain swirling in a ball in front of her... and she takes out! a... PENCIL. concentrating all the magical ink from her phoenix paint to the pencil's tip... changing it's simple sharpened graphite in to raw magical swirling colorful and burning energy. "Ehehehehe!" **She throws the pencil up in to the air where it floats long enough for her to make a square with her index fingers and thumbs around Wolfman* "PHOTO PHOCUS" *freezing herself and the Wolfman in her unique* "Attack" *instead something new happens, with the smash energy she raises her hand despite the freeze charm still in effect and grabs the pencil and aims it along her finger with one eye slightly open.*
Kraela: "It's just death. It's not that bad, really."
Jason: "Heh, missed you..."
Kesu: "Meet my new friend... THE PENCIL OF DEATH" *And she throws it with a sonic boom straight for Wolfman's eye, all the magic ink concentrated at it's tip.*
Evil Wolfman: "I... cannot... LOSE..." *His eye is stabbed out and doesn't return.*
Digifanatic: "Whoa, Kesu..."
Kesu: *Leans on Ian* "Hiiiii."
Deloth: "Heh... nice..."
Mewtwo: "We knew you would continue to exist, even after being completely defeated. That is why this cannon was made."
Digifanatic: *Tries to support her* "You okay?"
Mewtwo: "It is now time to use it to erase you."
Kraela: "Losing sucks. But you're still not going to make it." *She gets out of the way.*
Mewtwo: "I hope you learned your lesson. Never come between us and our home world. No one, no matter how powerful they are, can win that battle."
King Demon: "I would say go with whatever god you prey to, but since you think you ARE god..." *Shrugs.*
Metal Man (GM): He then fires the final beam attack at Evil Wolfman, completely annihilating him. ...He reforms again, even as the current Nintendus appears, and he is the only thing left.
Kesu: *In short, has just taken a bunch of energy, and used a pencil as a conduct, and threw it in to his eye, yay!*
Digifanatic: "And yeah... we still know our old tricks."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman would charge up himself....
Kesu: "I hope I'm not late guys, I was painting the whole battle tell now."
Evil Wolfman: "I... too... know the art of the FINAL SMASH... I will... SMASH ALL OF YOU... every last... piece of..."
Dragoshi: "...That had to have been quite the undertaking."
Jason: "Well, that thing's gonna be a masterpiece..."
Metal Man (GM): His mouth's bottom half falls off entirely.
King Demon: "Oh, so that's the incessant scratching I heard..."
Valentine: "...Alright. I'm going I guess."
Metal Man (GM): He walks towards you, ready to unleash what looks like a Wolf Crush Omega.
Jason: "You... yeah..."
Valentine would step and take a deep breath. "How pointless. You hand on yet you know you lost. Allow me to show you what a true Tactician can do." She opens up her scanners, pinpointing Evil Wolfman's exact location as the distance sounds of whistle come closer, soon barraging Evil Wolfman in a hailstorm of lasers and bullets. Did she call reinforcements? With the time warp it seems she was able to communicate with her extra bit of power. But that wasn't the end of it. Oh no. She would make her way to the Wolfman, the platform of her spoofing her up just as the barrage ends. Now up close to him, then with a shake of her head.
Metal Man (GM): It was loaded with Val's data, showing Wolfman the errors and defeats towards Wolfman that-- He'd be hit by it and reform his mouth once more, his attack readied.
Evil Wolfman: "The Final Smash is ready. I will now attack you..."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to attack... *CLICK CLICK CLICK.*
King Demon: "... Click?"
Evil Wolfman: "Where is the Smash Energy!?"
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK CLICK CLICK.*
Jason: "I'd say it's gone."
Kaine: "Uh... I think you're missing something, Wolf..."
Evil Wolfman: "No! You... used it all up! ...I still have my body. I will destroy you! I will--"
Deloth: "It's allllll drained."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo shoots him with the cannon yet again. He falls backwards onto the ground.
Evil Wolfman: *BOOM BOOM BOOOM BOOOM BOOOM BOOOOOOOOOOM.*
Metal Man (GM): He explodes like a reploid would--a common, normal reploid.
Rinith: "It's all gone, leave before you're gone for good..."
Metal Man (GM): Leaving nothing left.
Digifanatic raises his hands in the air, making one loud clap.
King Demon: "Too late, Rinith." *Shrug.*
Kraela: "I feel good about this."
Deloth: "So. There's one last thing that needs to be taken care of, people."
Metal Man (GM): The explosions resonate, as you feel the last vestiges of Smash Energy vanishing from existence.
Editor's Note: Ha ha! Or so past me thought!
Metal Man (GM): The cannon shuts down.
Garrick Fy`aar lets out a deep sigh of his own, shoving that massive sword into the ground and clipping the massive cannon to his belt.
Kraela: "Where we're going to have the party?"
Mewtwo: "...Evil Wolfman... terminated."
King Demon: "Indeed."
Dragoshi: "Mission accomplished...?"
Deloth: "Cake." *CAKE FOR EVERYBODY!*
Kaine: "Good... uh... now what?"
King Demon: "We go home?"
Metal Man (GM): The Stadium behind you groans oddly, as part of it disintegrates.
Mewtwo: "...The warp room... the holo rooms..." *He checks.* "They're... gone???"
Rinith: "We may need to leave as things return to... whatever they return to."
Metal Man (GM): The metal parts fall off of Mewtwo.
Digifanatic: "I guess..."
Mewtwo: "The... implants are gone?"
Rinith: "I don't think I have the power to summon a portal out of here either."
Deloth munches on his cake. "So, everyone, wanna head back to the bar for celebratory free drinks?"
King Demon: "Sounds good to me."
Jason: "Ugggh... I'm drained... we'll see."
Valentine: "...By everyone?"
Kaine: "I'm in. You, Princess?"
Kraela: "Am I going to need to go to a regular smith to fix my halberd once I find it?"
Digifanatic: "Come on, man..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Wait. All of you."
King Demon: "Yes?"
Jason: "Well, I'll see if Kraela's up for it..." *Hugs her.*
Garrick Fy`aar moves over to Mewtwo and looks him over for a moment before turning to the others.
Kaine: "What, Garrick?"
Rinith: "Can't you all see we are stuck here?"
The Ninja: "Wizard Kitty acting funny."
Garrick Fy`aar: "That's not quite the truth, Rinith... if you'll let me say something..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Depends on how good others can teleport.)
Metal Man: "Well, I..." *His time device would return.* "...Well, that's the first time that's happened."
Starr: "... Let's party." *=3*
Garrick Fy`aar: "With this fight being done, Smash Energy... all Smash Energy, everywhere, at every time, in every existence... is gone. Except for one little bit."
Garrick Fy`aar reaches into his back pocket and pulls out... a Transformer.
Metal Man (GM): The Stadium Staff would begin to wake up from their damaged states. Additionally Dr. Light would puzzle, as many of his devices have spontaneously disintegrated.
Deloth: "Hey, Garrick, toss it up."
King Demon: "Yeah!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've had this on me for years now. This is the one I got when I accidentally was sent back in time and got rid of Julian's bank. No... actually, I have something different in mind."
Deloth: "Aw, c'mon, I wanted to practice my shooting."
Mewtwo: "...That is QUITE the relic now, given the destruction of the others..."
The Ninja: "Well, it was fun, Metal of Man..."
Metal Man: "Yes. Maybe it can still be fun... ...let's listen to Garrick first."
King Demon: "Indeed."
Garrick Fy`aar eyes everyone before taking out his Multi-Tool! and pulling out the power source of the Transformer... a small power pack with enough Smash Energy for one and only one revive.
Editor's Note: This is where the nonsense begins!
Kenku gets up from where he fell and looks for Kit.
Valentine: "...So what's the plan?"
Kenku: *Not seeing her. He shrugs and puts his now powerless sword in its hilt.*
Kesu: "What does it do...?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...this power pack has enough Smash Energy to revive one person. With this, there will be no more Smash Energy. At least, until I get done with you and rid you all of the genetic connection."
Editor's Note: Garrick Misconception #1: Smash Energy is NOT a genetic connection.
Kenku: "Genetic Connection?"
Digifanatic: "I'm listening..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Just over 16 years to the day... wow.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll tell you more about that later. Right now... someone needs to be revived. The question is... who?"
King Demon: "Genetic... wait, what?"
Kaine: "I don't know, really."
Valentine: "Can't think of anyone important enough."
King Demon: "Only one that comes to MY mind would be Veege/Wolf, but would that be worth it?"
Digifanatic: "Wolf died, I think VG just ran off somewhere..."
KitOrbel: "... Uncle Aribar? No..."
Digifanatic: "He left for Whaller."
King Demon: "He's alive, just not here."
Rinith: "Well my answer would likely only be agreed with by Deloth" -.-
The Ninja: "...Jewels?"
Digifanatic: "Abandoned us."
KitOrbel: "I know! What remains of Uncle Ian's Dignity!" =3
Rinith: "I think he means the not Evil Wolfman."
Digifanatic: ;-_- "Come on, Kiiiiit..."
The Ninja: "Then I am at lost. Man of Metal. do you know?"
Deloth: "...I'd have to agree, Rinith."
Kraela: "We'd probably need to find it first, Kit. Too much work."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Wolfman, hmm...?"
Metal Man: "Wolfman killed himself, repeatedly."
Deloth: *Del nods to Rinith.*
Metal Man: "He doesn't want to live. And I know that as being his #1 fan." *Thumbs up.*
Editor's Note: Wow, way to be psycho, Metal Man. I'm pretty certain if all the horrible things that happened could be reversed, perhaps he would have wanted to live...
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right, I figured..."
Jason: *Chuckles* "Come on, I thought that looked pretty cool."
Digifanatic: "...Ohhhh, I think I know." *Smirks.*
Rinith: "Skysong is dead, best leave her rest."
Digifanatic: .oO(The bird, Danny?) "Never mind, that was my guess."
King Demon: "True, he's just the only one who comes to my mind."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I think I know who should be revived..."
Dragoshi: "Do tell."
Valentine: "Get on with it then."
King Demon: "If you say Panzer, I'll kill you myself."
Kaine: "And I'll help!"
Editor's Note: Maybe that would have fixed this nonsense section if that'd happened!
Metal Man: "I don't think we could revive Skysong. Ael was very certain to erase her from existence."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to Demon, about to make a decently scathing comment... before he glances to Kit and closes his mouth.
Metal Man: "That was one thing we're lucky Evil Wolfman never mastered. Otherwise we'd ALL have been erased."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...personally, I think Panzer's too stubborn to die."
Editor's Note: Garrick Fallacy #2: Panzer intentionally ceased to exist due to the strife that existed as long as she lived.
Digifanatic: *Both nod.*
Metal Man: "I think I'd agree..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "In any event..."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, this is Nintendus.
Digifanatic: "...It... it wouldn't be Borne, right?"
Kenku: "Why would we be reviving him anyway?"
Garrick Fy`aar takes the small power pack and crushes it in his hand. A small mote of rainbow colored light drifts out... with that, he reaches forward and grips it... and for the split second, Garrick is a Quester again.
King Demon: "... I think I'd rather go through another fight with Evil Wolf than revive him..."
Garrick Fy`aar: *And in that split second, Garrick would seize up for a moment, his teeth gritting as he feels it start to take over once before... before he immediately uses up the energy. 1 SP. One revive.*
Valentine: "...I have no issues with this."
King Demon: "Huh... didn't think of THAT one..."
Jason: "Got me there..."
Deloth: "Well, then."
Metal Man (GM): Avitus is then revived... the 1-up tune plays one more before the energy vanishes with the sound a loud soap bubble makes.
Metal Man: "Huh. So that's what the destruction of an entire class of energy sounds like."
Metal Man (GM): And then, Borne also stands up, because he was hiding in the shadows--hahahaha no.
Editor's Note: Not so fast, me! Wait until CONFRONTATION.
KitOrbel: "Isn't he the jerk who wanted to hurt me for being born?" ;-;
Metal Man: "Don't worry. I have a lot of people who feel that way about me. ... ...I don't know how that's supposed to make you feel better, but, you're not alone!"
KitOrbel: "You did something to earn that."
Deloth: "Well, if he tries anything, Kit, I still have my Winchester."
King Demon: "He did a LOT of things to earn that."
Jason: "There ya go, Dan."
Kaine: "And I have my sword."
King Demon: "Same here."
Kenku walks over to Kit. "Hey Kit, if you run into Momma again, give her this." He says with his sword in his hands.
Digifanatic: "I'll figure something out..." *I guess he still has that energy sword, right?*
Garrick Fy`aar: *AVITUS revives. Like, the Space Marine.*
Metal Man (GM): This was also partially my mistake. I confused him with Autumnus. And gave him a new, wacky name: Augustis. WTF?!
KitOrbel: "... Am I supposed to give it to her through her chest? Because I really don't like that idea."
Avitus: "...what... what happened...? I felt... light and then... the daemon, is he gone?"
Metal Man: "Welcome back to the living, Augustis!"
Deloth: "Avitus, dummy."
Mewtwo: "The daemon has been annihilated from all planes of existence."
Kenku laughs "no... no... just tell her I'm done using it, and I figure since it is a relic of the colonel she might like to have it."
King Demon: "Nah, that'd be MY job, Kit." *Smirks* "Welcome back... uh... whatever your name was." *Shrugs* "Right, Avitus."
Metal Man: "...I knew being lasered in the brain wasn't good for my sanity."
Kenku: "Sides, I can always get another sword later."
Kaine: "WHAT sanity, Metal?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "He is finished, brother... do not worry. I will bring the bodies of our fallen brothers to the drop pod and you can return to the Equinox. I will be a moment more."
King Demon: *Walks over to the bandit* "Hey, Mets?"
Dragoshi: "Well, look on the bright side, Metal."
Avitus: "...right... I will just... go, then..."
Editor's Note: Garrick Mistake #3: I'm pretty certain NO SPACE MARINE EVER would walk away from so many people who violate their 'heresy' beliefs.
Metal Man: "That portion I found in a ditch somewhere."
Dragoshi: "We lived through yet another prospective end of everything ever."
Metal Man: "Oh yeah... I almost forgot of my car!"
Garrick Fy`aar: *With that, the huge, hulking Space Marine walks off, not seeming to question anything else thanks to his near death experience.*
KitOrbel: *She nods and takes the sword.* "Okay. thank you."
The Ninja: "Don't crash it again, Metal of man."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man presses the button, and Metal Man's ship starts flying back over. It is on fire, and has palm trees stuck to it. And some sea weed... and sea stars...
King Demon: "Hey, Metal!"
Garrick Fy`aar would then turn to the rest of the men and women there, folding his arms over his chest. "Now, there is one final bit of business before you can all celebrate. The removal of the genetic connection."
Kenku smiles "Your welcome." (Yea, no more lightning sword for me, but eh, I figure I pretty much burned it out anyway.)
Digifanatic: "Indeed with did, Dragoshi."
Jason: "Good enough for me."
Metal Man: "Hm. How can we remove the genetic connection again? I have some tweezers."
King Demon: "Do we HAVE to remove the genetic connection?"
Digifanatic: "I doubt that's gonna cut it, Metal." :|
Kenku turns back to the conversation to figure out whats going on.
Kaine: "What are YOU squeamish about?"
Metal Man: "Maybe I can find some LASER tweezers."
The Ninja: "I have no idea what that is. If honor, I will die before removal."
King Demon: "Someone fucking with my genetics is how this whole mess started."
Mewtwo: "I think he means a connection to... Snake? The Questers?"
Dragoshi: "What is the genetic connection, anyways?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "The genetic connection is something I discovered when I did research into Smash Energy."
Mewtwo: "Well... this should be interesting."
Rinith: "Go on."
Professor Oak: "It definitely is a possibility..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Your genetic sequences basically added a new base pair to them. This was activated with the introduction of the moves originally generated by the Fighter Remote."
Editor's Note: Garrick Fakery #4: No, No, No, No, NO, Smash Energy might be generated by those who are naturally heroic, but there is no genetics involved -- it was solely magical in nature.
Kesu: *Has returned to finishing her 6 foot by 4 foot portrait of the battle from her memory...*
Dr. Light: "...We never did fully determine how it gave people those powers..."
Metal Man: "And here I thought all of those were space radiation."
Kaine wraps his arms around Starr, listening quite closely.
Jason: "Eh, it's probably just s--yeah, like comic book heroes and stuff."
Garrick Fy`aar: "The Smash Energy gave you all super human abilities, obviously, and the ability to revive and so forth."
KitOrbel: "Well, whatever it did. It gave an 8 year old girl the vocabulary of a college age adult." =.=;;
Editor's Note: Although said magic did do all those things, it's just the source he's got completely wrong.
Garrick Fy`aar: "However, it had the nasty side effect..."
Rinith: "Not worth keeping side effect?"
King Demon: "That's not a bad thing, Kit." *Smiles.*
KitOrbel: "Of insanity?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "The energy bleeds."
King Demon: "Bleeds?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "It bleeds out when it is used and effects everything around it."
Editor's Note: Garrick Failure #5: Mistaking the fact Nintendus itself is a Smash Energy-infused planet, something hinted at by Nova and the modules, for the energy 'bleeding out.' Similarly, on Alsa, it only bled out due to being stolen mechanically by people with energy stealing abilities, not because it seeped into them passively!
Kenku: "Huh... that's kinda interesting..."
Mewtwo: "Like how Evil Wolfman couldn't seem to hold on to his energy, even when he tried. It just kept leaking out of him."
Dragoshi: "How peculiar."
Deloth: "I see. Almost like a virus, you could say?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Indeed."
Metal Man: "That's sort of how I corrupted this world by accident too..."
Valentine: "It was very unstable."
Kenku: "Does this means our actions on Alsa cause the powers to increase? On the world that is?"
Mewtwo: "Alsa has some sort of dampening field... But it was still leaking out, just not as much."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Indeed. Put there by Red Text."
Kenku: "Ah right."
Rinith: "Hmph... I'd rather have a power I can easierly keep secret."
King Demon: *Nods* "Red really was protecting Alsa by isolating it."
Metal Man: "He didn't want the likes of me to blow it up again. That field sort of stopped it cold."
Kenku: "The barrier has seen better days, leaks make sense."
Garrick Fy`aar: "However, thanks to Evil Wolfman's bending of time and space, all Smash Energy everywhere was drawn here like a magnet. And then that energy was used up."
Digifanatic: "It was worth it, though..." *Smiles.*
The Ninja: "Problem solve. Can we party yet?"
Metal Man: "My time portal helped ensure all times were effected, too, so no holdouts in other dimensions could sneak it by."
Garrick Fy`aar: "The trick is... Smash Energy is not completely gone."
Kenku: "It regenerates?"
Digifanatic: "Sounds like there might be a few random pockets we've got to stomp out."
Mewtwo: "Well, we'll need to rectify that, unless we want Evil Wolfman to rise from his grave... and then taunt us about it while acting like this never happened."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Indeed. Everyone who was blasted by the Fighter Remote... everyone who was a Quester or a Brawler still generates it internally."
Jason: "Yeah, the pockets are our bodies..."
Deloth: "So how do we break the connection?"
Kenku: "Interesting. So basically what we did was tap out the reserves."
Garrick Fy`aar: "As such, the minor side effects... the constant need for challenge, the mental instability... for some cases, the EXTREME insanity... ...and the big case, the energy bleed..."
Editor's Note: Garrick Mistake #6: That Smash Energy is the one causing people to act insane, rather than the choices of the very people who have it. It's more like caffeine -- would you typify someone who got hyper and then began punching people as their decision, or the caffeine? Unless they had some underlying susceptibility, it was their choice. Which is also a very disappointing mistake for him to make, because this season's ending just got through explaining how Evil Wolfman's energy was only evil because--he intentionally USED it that way, not because it was evil.
Valentine: "So then I'm clean."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...will still exist. No, you're not."
Rinith: *hears the status effects and ear flicks nervously... realizing it's effected him quite a bit more then he realized.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "You cannot just say, 'Well, I'm done' and be completely rid of it."
Dr. Light: "One does not have to be a Quester to have this effect. Anyone exposed to too much of it, either by fighter remote or secondary effects, will... become this way."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Quite."
Dr. Light: "I've been studying part of it, and this rings true compared to my research."
Editor's Note: Dr. Light accidentally proving that this isn't Smash Energy related, because this is more of a generic 'power corrupts' phenomenon rather than not.
Kraela: "Can we skip the techno babble and get fixed up?"
Rinith: "So anyone in this group, or even the twins."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...steal all the fun... it's all I'm good for, the techno babble..."
Editor's Note: Self-deprecatory remark proves this grandiose theory is only here to make Garrick important, and isn't made to actually complement the setting or improve anything. Much like his hated enemy, Locos, would have done.
Valentine: "...For once the warrior is right. I have better things to do."
Dr. Light: "It is partially how some of our villains became supervillains, even. They themselves became adept at it."
Kenku: "So... how long does it take for the energy to regenerate?"
Garrick sighs and walks over to his armor, pulling out the wrist bound computer and keying it a few times, then walking back.
KitOrbel: "So, it doesn't matter. Once a Quester, always a Quester..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Actually, no. I came prepared."
Mewtwo: "You have a device, Garrick, to fix this? I could... try... to use the cannon, but I fear it may not have the power. Hm?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "The Dauntless will be making a sweep in the next few minutes over the key points in Nintendus."
Valentine: "Plus I'll be working with Dr. Light and Professor Oak so I'll get the info from them."
Metal Man: "I don't need Smash Energy giving me away when I'm stealing the Space Queen's Golden Diamond Guitars, that's for sure."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've developed a chemical that will... re-sequence your DNA. It will return you back to the DNA you had when you were first inducted into the Questers, Brawlers, or what have you."
Deloth: "...I see."
Metal Man: "...That'll be handy. This shock of white hair needs to go."
Valentine: "...You really didn't think this through, did you?"
Editor's Note: It is rather sad when Valentine is correct.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...that's the trick. On the contrary. This has to be done. Damn the consequences. If Smash Energy remains, then the Questers remain."
Editor's Note: Garrick Failure #7: That somehow, being a Quester must be destroyed. Really? Antithetical to the countless logs where they save the world; I can't help but point out a better conclusion is, "With or without superpowers, people can always choose to be good or evil; it is their act of choosing that determines their fate, not their existence by itself."
Mewtwo: "The energy will just return if we don't do it."
Deloth pulls his mask off and tucks it under his arm, changing back to his draconic form. "Then let's do it. I need to get back home."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And that is the worst thing that can exist."
Valentine: "Some of us don't have DNA."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...uh, yeah, you do."
Dr. Light: "Smash Energy can alter reality itself."
KitOrbel: "..." *She frowns softly and looks at her marbles and her gun.* "Will it hurt?"
Metal Man (GM): He waves his hands.
Digifanatic: "In memory if not in form, Kit."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hurt? Nah."
Dr. Light: "Just give me a sample of that, Val is overly stubborn."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You might feel a little light headed... a sense of vertigo, but that's all."
Kenku: "I can see that... although it does make me wonder if certain big dudes from places like Alsa already are regenerating it."
Valentine: "Convert it to something I can take, Dr. Light."
Dr. Light: "We'll be here all night otherwise. You should hear what she said when I suggested her idea about an anti-Evil-Wolfman weapon was a bit too tricky for us to make."
Deloth: *Del holds out his arm.*
Garrick glances at Dr. Light, then looks over to Val and grunts. "Another uppity bitch. I've seen too many of them."
King Demon: "That makes two of us."
Jason: "Whew..." *Sets his out as well.*
Digifanatic: *Him three.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've told you. The chemical will work out fine. It's designed to remove all traces."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man opens up a part on his arm.
Garrick Fy`aar: "It will completely coat Nintendus in... four minutes and fifteen seconds."
Metal Man: "That Smash Energy can implant itself onto Reploids. It doesn't... huh? Got a crop duster of it?"
Valentine: "...And to think I did a selfless act for an idiot."
Editor's Note: Well, technically you did it for the QBs; Garrick isn't either of those.
Kraela holds her arm out.
Kenku: *Jet complies, seeing no reason not to go back home. Kenku seems more disgruntled about it, but sighs and puts his arm out.* "The spirit of the sword is gone anyway, what do I have to lose."
KitOrbel: "Wait, does it effect children differently? I've had this... Defect apparently for nearly sixty years, Garrick..."
Mewtwo: "...It should reverse whatever strange effects the energy had on you, Kit."
The Ninja: "Fill me up! But if removes honor I remove you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Quite." *He growls and throws his hands up into the air.*
KitOrbel: "If I get stupider, I blame you." *She offers her arm.*
Digifanatic: *Shakes his head* "With everything you've learned in school, I think that'll overcompensate the effects of the chemical."
Metal Man: "If she gets stupider... I will make her smart again! Somehow!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it's in the AIR. The Dauntless is DUMPING it. Like a crop duster. Jeez, people..."
King Demon: "And we'll teach you."
Metal Man: "...I am Mr. Smart!"
Digifanatic: *Retracts his hand and rubs Kit's hair* "You'll be fine."
Kenku pulls his arm back "Ah derp right."
The Ninja: "I am... Pizza man? What?"
Deloth: "Metal, stop talking."
Rinith: *sits down and crosses his legs in meditation.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "And it will effect ALL of you. Period."
The Ninja: "I know perfect saying."
KitOrbel: "I just did what they did." *She whimpers softly and clings to her dad,* "I don't wanna be a normal girl..."
Metal Man (GM): The chemical would wash over the area.
Kraela: "Do what I did- work."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And there it goes..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man would make a strange hissing noise--not him, but for some reason, his flesh.
The Ninja: "Let liquid flow like sweat on brow after a grilled burger."
Rinith: "I should still have my magic I had before right?"
Metal Man: "I had way too much Smash Energyyyyyyy ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He would then stop sizzling after a moment.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Anything you had before, you'll still had... and incidentally, Kit... ...it doesn't effect memory."
KitOrbel: *She's got her eyes tightly closed and is absolutely afraid to so much as open her mouth or speak...*
The Ninja: "...I don't want that."
Rinith: "Hmph... I won't be able to use healing magic again."
Digifanatic stands there, just sorta smiling as it runs over him... an end to all of this, but still a sense of happiness, with the chance that he wasn't about to lose contact with many of his compatriots.
Deloth: *Del has his eyes shut along with her, holding Kit's hand. His hand starts feeling funny in her grip...*
The Ninja: "Give me less painful dose, man in tights."
KitOrbel: "... Daddy?" *She looks up at him.*
Metal Man: "..." *He'd look around* "...What in the hell? That remote must have done a number on my brain. I can't believe I forgot how to do this."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button and his ship stops careening around aimlessly in the background.
King Demon stands there and takes it, shrugging slightly.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it's done. See? That wasn't so bad, was it?"
Kaine: "Uh... that's it?"
Kenku laughs at Metal.
Jason: *His eyes are open once the cloud passes... he's had a career long before this, he's not too concerned about losing his abilities.*
King Demon: "Hmmm..." *Lights his hand on fire* "Well, I DO still have my natural abilities, at least..."
Deloth: "Huh, Kit?" *And... he's a human again.*
Metal Man: "Sheesh... ...the fighter remote, as you may have known, fried my brain. I recovered most of it, but... ...that DNA must have held bits of it away from me."
Editor's Note: Actually it was the Phazon and constant radiation. Ironically, Garrick cured Xavier of his unrelated DNA damage, resulting in what would later be Garrick's downfall.
Kenku: "I'd unfortunately have to agree with how you acted at times." *He sighs.* "Well I guess I better wait for the next warp back to Alsa..."
Digifanatic: *Opens his eyes and glances to Deloth* "You're back..."
Valentine: "Dr. Light. Is the formula ready for plugging?"
King Demon: "Nice one, Del!"
Metal Man: "I... think I remember how to use this properly again, too."
KitOrbel: "..." ._. "You... You're human..."
Dr. Light: "The formula? I scanned it. It removed the slight residue that stuff left on you, Val. It doesn't just remove it from DNA, it seems to clean metal parts too."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I should be able to handle most of the warping... the Dauntless is equipped with a specialized warp system. I should be able to pinpoint locations of origin and get you there without any problems..."
Digifanatic looks under Deloth's arm to see if he still has the mask.
Dr. Light: "It's not any normal tech."
Deloth: *Del opens his eyes and blinks, looking down at himself.* "...I... didn't think it'd change that much."
Garrick Fy`aar: "That's right, it's MY tech."
Rinith: *sits up and spins his sword around a bit.* "My magic is weak again, not willing to risk my soul to make it otherwise" -.-
Deloth: *He's still got the mask, yeah.*
Mewtwo: "The Hands will give a lift to anyone else who needs to leave."
KitOrbel: *She tries to hand him his mask....*
Metal Man: "And I remembered how to use my portalizer 3000."
King Demon: "Mewtwo, will we still be able to come and go from this realm if we wish?"
Valentine: "For the last time, my cybernetics removed my DNA! I don't have any!"
Editor's Note: On the flip side, it doesn't make too much of a difference either way, as we already know Garrick's DNA nonsense is wrong; most people who had any DNA had no effects, and instead it just removed their Smash Energy.
Garrick Fy`aar: "For the last time, shut up!"
Digifanatic: "Eh, you've still got the mask, Danny... you should be able to return to your old forms when you want them." *Smiles.*
Dr. Light: "There's this thing called programming. It... infected your programming. ...And the gas removed it."
Deloth puts the mask on and changes back to his catform.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Crazy, isn't it?"
AnonyMan: *Standby active for: Several weeks... /:> Running nightly scan...DNA strand SmEn missing. /:> Reconfiguring system files to accommodate. This may take several hours.*
Dr. Light: "Because it's not normal gas."
Valentine: "You should have said that."
King Demon: *Sighs* "He, Mewtwo, can you PLEASE shoot Val again?"
Deloth: "...Heh, well, that was an anticlimax. Whatever."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Fucking idiots..."
Jason: "There you go, Danny."
Garrick glances over to Kit and frowns for a moment, then walks over to Del and her.
Mewtwo: "Gladly." *He presses the button. Val gains a sombrero out of thin air, then the cannon smokes.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hey... uh... Kit."
Mewtwo: "...I'm going to need a new power source first."
Jason sighs and gives Kraela another hug.
Valentine: "...How annoying."
KitOrbel: "Y-yeah?" *She looks at Garrick...*
Kraela: *She hugs him back, but she looks a little concerned.*
Metal Man: "My brain feels like it warped to a time which is permanently on fire. If you need a warp out, ask me. Otherwise... I'm going to rest by my ship."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I know things are a little messed up and you're kinda freaked out, but... erm..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man walks over and his ship lands. He sits there, looking dazed.
King Demon: "Hey, Metal?"
Starr: "Well, it was nice being able to summon a Bonzai Bill Cannon..."
Metal Man: "What is it?"
The Ninja: "I guess its all about the ninja abilities again. No shadow arts."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...just try and remember you're a kid, okay? Try and live a happy life."
Mewtwo: "I am going to attend to the Stadium. The Hands can warp you anywhere Metal Man or Garrick cannot... or if you don't like them."
Jason: "We'll see... somehow we should be able to meet back up. You've got a place back on Chorrus and my warp should still be at my house when I return." *Smiles.*
Mewtwo: "Even without Cybernetics and Smash Energy wrecking my DNA, I am still the most powerful PokÃ©mon on this planet."
Editor's Note: Similar to Metal Man, this anti-Smash-Energy effect did not work as intended on Mewtwo, and instead just removed the implants Sigma put on him.
King Demon: *Holds out his hand* "It was good to work with you one more time. As long as you don't become psychotically insane, I have no problem giving you my friendship, and my respect."
KitOrbel: "... A little freaked out? A LITTLE FREAKED OUT?! I'm a hundred and forty fucking years old. I HAVE BEEN A QUESTER SINCE I WAS EIGHTY!!!!! I just lost almost EVERYTHING!!!!"
Valentine: "I'll join you shortly, Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "Don't do anything too crazy."
Kraela: "Is Vile going to be weakened because of this, too?" *she asks Mewtwo.*
Metal Man: "Huh? Well... well... thanks."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It had to be done this way."
Editor's Note: Garrick Dumbness #8: It didn't need to be done at all; Evil Wolfman's defeat was complete. There was a matter of sealing off any ability for him to return, but that was ignored in favor of DNA based theatrical nonsense.
Valentine: "Someone has to fund the rebuilding of the stadium."
Jason: "Black hole, Kraela..."
Kaine: "I thought Vile was dead, actually..."
Mewtwo: "Vile? I think he's dead now."
Garrick Fy`aar: "There's really nothing else that could be done... but, hey, you've got your dad, right?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, you better not be seeing Vile again."
KitOrbel: "Nearly half my life was being a Quester... What am I now..."
Metal Man: "I considered you a friend too, Demon. Just that Smash Insanity and my own Insanity kinda messed it up."
Rinith: "I can open up small portals, but not inter-realm ones."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Human."
Deloth: "You're my daughter, Kit."
Kraela: "Black hole? Can somebody show me where?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "That too."
KitOrbel: "I was born a demon, Garrick."
Mewtwo: "I think the hole filled up. Leaving nothing behind."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Coulda fooled me."
Kesu doesn't seem that different... but she was lightly effected by the energy herself.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man takes out his smash dex and plays back Vile Metal Sonic vanishing.
Metal Man: "Yup. My all-inclusive omnicameras caught it on tape."
KitOrbel: *She rolls her eyes, showing off her pointed ears, her fangs, the four star tattoo under her left eye, and her natural purple energy.*
Metal Man: "That blade might be a problem though, so don't take it to Alsa."
Rinith: *looks over to Kit and Demon.* "You know what, I bet either of you could beat me in a fair fight now" *He sighs.*
KitOrbel: "I HAD power before this, being a Quester made it STRONGER."
Metal Man (GM): The Sword of Light clatters to the ground nearby, powerless.
Editor's Note: Hilariously, it was only putting on an act for the cameras. (I forgot about this and mysteriously it returned as if nothing happened later on...)
King Demon: *Smiles* "Good to see you again, hope to see you in the future."
Digifanatic: "Maybe the same here, boss."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And now there's nothing left to fight. So enjoy the peace."
Sword of Light: "...The hole between realms... is gone... Panzer is... permanently disabled... the Time Cops... have been removed..."
Editor's Note: Time Cops kept being a problem, they were blocked but not erased.
King Demon: *Returns to Kit* "Hey, do what I do, be... free." *Smiles.*
KitOrbel: *She takes the sword given to her by Kenku.* "Now I just need to give this to m-"
Sword of Light: "The prophecy of the under-Stadium Temple was fulfilled by Panzer..."
Valentine: "I can live without the extra abilities." *Now sits on her platform like before.*
KitOrbel: *And she slowly tears up and begins bawling.*
Sword of Light: "...You are now free to go without worrying about a recurrence of this... ...This warning message Copyright Year -1 by Master Hand." *Disintegrate.*
Deloth: *Del sighs and just sits down, holding Kit.*
King Demon: "Hey, sword, what about the events on... DAMMIT!"
Digifanatic: "...Year -1..." *Chuckles.*
Garrick glances left and right, then makes a swipe at the Sword of Light to grab it before it vanishes on him.
King Demon: "I was wondering what the situation was on Alsa!"
Metal Man (GM): You'd grab the broken hilt.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn! I never even got to hold one..."
Kaine: "Oh, yeah..." *Looks at Starr, concerned.*
The Ninja: "Not Ninja enough."
Metal Man (GM): It'd flicker once more for some reason.
Sword of Light: "It was regrettable that Panzer had to fulfill the prophecy... Perhaps in a different multiverse." *Final silence.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh."
Kraela: "Ian, can you bring me back to where you fought Vile later?"
Valentine: "You never know with this crazy word."
Digifanatic: "I should be able to."
Metal Man (GM): There will be more epilogue, FYI, but I'll probably finish the official stuff for now and continue it later. People may leave and even return as... this will go on for a couple more days, on and off.
Garrick takes the hilt of the sword and places it on his belt, keeping it. A trinket to remind him of it all.
Editor's Note: Interesting... I'm not entirely certain that was a good idea on his part, as that means canonically Xavier and Autumnus could have tracked his whereabouts.
Metal Man (GM): So we can settle people like Trigger and such.
KitOrbel: *She's just hugging her knees, sobbing...* "Momma... MOMMA!!"
Deloth: *And Del just keeps on holding Kit...*
Metal Man (GM): The hilt would stay intact, proving a reminder of its existence and such. It is still golden, too.
King Demon: *Pats Kit on the shoulder, kneeling next to her* "Hey, Kit?"
Jason: "Yeah, hopefully we can get that back for you."
Valentine: "And I'm leaving." *And she floats away.*
Rinith: "Kit, you okay...?"
Garrick would walk quietly away, heading back to the stadium with the others... he made a point to have his wrecked armor sent up to the Dauntless.
KitOrbel: *She's still sobbing... As, according to the sword, her mother's dead.* =D
Digifanatic: *Sits down with Kit as well* "You've got us, Kit... Daniel and his wives and your siblings, and all of us who still go to Chorrus once in a while."
KitOrbel: *Sniffle* "P-promise?" *She looks over at them, looking like... A sad scared little girl.*
Starr: "..." *She goes to Dragoshi, smiling.* "Sir, would you like to join my army back on Alsa?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, chances are, if we can still warp to Chorrus, we're still showing up."
Deloth: "I promise, Kit."
Starr: *She looks like a black haired princess Peach in a white dress.*
KitOrbel: "K- kay..."
Dragoshi "blinks, looking at himself for a second... Huh. He doesn't remember being that scaly..."
Digifanatic: "Hey, Demon?"
Kraela: "I promise, too. Now get up. That's no position for a killer to be in, is it?"
Digifanatic: "You still got that portal generator, and you think it'll work properly?"
The Ninja: "Hmm. What plan now, Metal of man?"
Deloth: *Del helps Kit up, if she accepts his hand.*
King Demon: "Yes?"
KitOrbel: *She just clings to her daddy.*
King Demon: "Should."
Deloth: *He still easily stands up with her, carefully holding her.*
Dragoshi is kinda ignoring Starr's question for the moment, due to some confusion on his part. He then pulls out a mirror, and looks at it, revealing... That his face is more dragonesque, the yoshi-like features of it having been erased. "Woah... I look kinda less ridiculous now. Kinda."
Deloth: "Demon, could you take us home?"
Dragoshi: "...Why am I even still wearing these stupid shades." *He takes them off, and casually tosses them aside.*
Kraela tests the sword she got absently, seeing if it still worked.
King Demon: "Sure." *Opens a portal* "See you guys later."
Metal Man (GM): It still works.
Digifanatic: "Wait, Demon?"
Metal Man (GM): Alsa technology: it's not made out of Smash Energy ...Makes the people who remember Alsa Eggman probably happy to know he's dead.
Kesu finishs the epic portrait but just... sighs.
Deloth: "Thanks, Demon. We can meet up there in a bit if we're up for it..."
Metal Man (GM): Otherwise he could probably haunt you now.
Kesu: "I... don't know where to go now."
Digifanatic: "If you have it on there, see if you can get the site of the Metal Sonic battle as well. Kraela and I could run in and see if it's there if she wants to."
King Demon: "Sure, I'm going to stay around for a bit, but yeah."
Kaine: "Hey, Princess, that offer for your army..."
Starr: "Of course, Kaine." *She takes his hand,* "I'd love for you to join me back home."
Kaine: *Smiles and kisses her* "I'd love that too."
Rinith: "I'm... going to explore the multiverse." *He looks for Mewtwo for a moment.*
Dragoshi stretches out a bit, kicking his leg out a bit. "Aaahhh... Maaaan..."
Deloth: *Del hugs Kit, then steps through the portal to Chorrus with her.*
Jason: "And if she doesn't need Ian, I'll run in with her." *Smirk.*
KitOrbel: *She's asleep in his arms already...*
Garrick leans against the nearby wall, watching everyone head through the portal.
Digifanatic waves to Deloth.
Kraela: *She deactivates it and puts it back on her belt. It was nice to know she'd have something if she couldn't get her weapon back.* "I'm going with Ian first."
The Ninja: "Huh... I think I hang out here. make burgers at affordable prices. Then decide that to do. Metal of Man. You come!" *And he is gone.*
Jason: "That's fine. I'll see you soon." *Pecks Krae's cheek* "Good luck."
King Demon: "See you guys later."
Metal Man: "I'm going to recover all 352 thousand of my marbles before I do anything rash."
Garrick nods to the various people that leave.
Kraela: "Thanks," *she says, giving Jason another hug.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man stands and waves off the people who leave, while resting quietly.
Digifanatic nods to Jason.
Rinith: "I think I'm going to explore the multiverse... I've already seen at least 8 realms now... but I don't really have the power to planewalk, any suggestions?"
Dragoshi also goes to sit down, stretching out a little bit.
Mewtwo: "Well, Metal Man or The Hands can get you out of here."
Metal Man: "Where do you want to go? I... can warp you wherever. I remembered my basic training."
King Demon: "I have a generator if you know where you want to go."
Metal Man: "Like, 'do not mash the pad with your palm. That is stupid.'"
Rinith: "I don't really know, or have the power to return, thus the question."
Digifanatic: "So Kraela, now, or do you need a night or two to rest it off?"
Metal Man: "Well, you could go figure out how to warp from Red Text."
Kraela: "Now. I want to know."
Metal Man: "Not like he'll have much to do."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man walks over to the Stadium and takes out a newspaper.
Digifanatic: "Sure... oh, hey, Metal."
Metal Man (GM): The headline says: "Anthon Takes Over Most of Alsa."
Metal Man: "...Not our problem!"
Digifanatic: *Looks at the paper and smirks* "Screw Alsa."
King Demon: *Sighs* "Not YOUR problem, maybe."
Digifanatic: *Wow, he's never said THAT before...*
Kaine: "It IS OUR problem!"
Metal Man: "Well, he can't come in here. It's sealed off. Only the express guests of Master Hand can go in and out now."
King Demon: "Screw Alsa, Ian?"
Metal Man: "That's what that mumbo jumbo the sword was saying was about."
Digifanatic: "Well, I'm in no form to fight there, put it that way."
Jason: "Me neither..."
Metal Man: "Oh, I could fight there, but... why? It came into existence because of some mistake Kuja made."
Digifanatic: "I'm not celebrating this with a suicide mission."
Rinith: "I think I'll start there, to Red Text then"
Metal Man: "That's not really close to my heart. But... yeah. Red Text should be safe."
Metal Man: "Here you go."
Metal Man (GM): He makes a blue warp portal after pushing some buttons on the pad. It's one of the smoothest warps you've ever seen out of him.
Kraela: "Does that mean that I can't work for Jack?"
King Demon: "I'm going to make sure things are all right here, and that I can come back here once I leave, then I might head to Alsa to see what I can do to help out there."
Metal Man: "What do you mean? He's probably hired a small army to shoot up Anthon."
Rinith: *bows to everyone quietly before walking through the portal, he seems reserved like he used to be when he was first in the group, but a lot less emo-y or brash about it.*
Kaine: "I'm heading there with the Princess whenever she's ready to go."
Metal Man: "You can go in the portal and talk to Red too. I'm just not interested. I have space Ming Vases to steal."
Digifanatic: "I think she means that bar he owns." *Waves to Rinith.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man salutes Rinith as he leaves.
Dragoshi: "Alright. Good luck with that."
Jason: "Work for Danny. You live there anyway."
Metal Man: "I'll leave that open for anyone else who wants to go there. Red can do the rest."
Kesu: "I think I'll just follow the most of you, I don't really have any where else to go and you guys are fun" ^^;;
Kraela: "Fair enough. I'll head over later. For now, can I check out the wreckage? Please?" *Yes, she said please in a non-sarcastic way.*
Metal Man: "I'm going to hang out here until I'm sure Mewtwo has taken the remaining warrants for my arrest away."
King Demon: "I'm going to explore the multiverse, it's what I did before I joined, anyway."
Metal Man: "It's over there." *He makes a secondary warp.* "Over in that lab. Go look at it, if you will."
Digifanatic: "Alright, we should be back in a few minutes."
King Demon: "I'm coming too, I need to see if there's anything left of his I can steal!"
Kraela: "Thanks." *She goes through the warp and immediately flash steps in where the wreckage is.*
Digifanatic follows Kraela in.
Jason waits for them to return.
Metal Man (GM): The wreckage: the fakeo lab is now nothing, but a small crater. In the center is a mangled piece of metal.
King Demon explores the metal.
Metal Man (GM): It is the remaining weapon of Krae's. It could be repaired, probably.
King Demon picks it up and hands it to Krae.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing else remains. That whole place must have been made with Smash Energy. Sneaky.
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Yup..."
Kraela: *She takes it in her hands, holding it carefully before embracing.* "Yeah, this is it."
King Demon: "Let's go to the stadium, tomorrow, we start a new journey."
Digifanatic: "About right..." *He nods and warps back.*
Metal Man (GM): You go back to the Stadium and... one last thing before we end. The glasses, for one reason or another, fall through the warp, and through time and space.. ..And then Jack picks them up off the floor?!
Jack: "Whoa. I've been looking for some of these."
Metal Man (GM): He puts them on and they turn back to normal glasses... as the screen fades out. And then the Jumanji drums play. RETURN OF SSQ: SSQ Aleph One Eighty Thousand Attack of Zio Wolfman Kuja hybrid 89,000. +9999 bazillion trillion kajillion EXP EVER (...well not really)
King Demon: *TO BE CONTINUED... ? TO BE REBOOTED...*
Metal Man (GM): Epilogue #1: Whatever Happened to Alsa, Part 1 The planet of Alsa would be visible, in all of its multi-continental glory. Red Text would be watching from his satellite, as his machines slowly hum in the background.
Red Text: "It has truly become a mess since they left... ...but because of factors they didn't have any hand in. I will have to fix this problem, since the Questers have no need to meddle in Alsa business."
Metal Man (GM): He would walk further inside his ship. Stolen information from the Smash Dex would reveal details of reploids, magitek, and Smash Energy, all shown on nearby screens. He'd press a few buttons and an E-123-Omega-like robot would arrive in the room. Of course, said robot is painted mostly red.
Red Text: "Canti. You're the only person left who has spoken to the 'All-Avenging Perfect Questers.' Tell me. How would they deal with Anthon Tark?"
Canti: "They would land their ship on his turf and mindlessly walk directly into his anti-Quester defense systems."
Red Text: "..." *Facepalm*
Canti: "Of course, they were completely invincible and unstoppable, even on Genetia. This planet defies my Quantum reasoning--nothing else defeated them like it did."
Red Text: "Yes, yes. I intercepted a lot of data from their realm lately, and it was apparently 'Smash Energy' which caused this. But we're not going to use it, since Alsa is immune to its effects."
Canti: "What about the entire half of the planet whose energy you have? Why do you not use that?"
Red Text: "There's a bit of a problem. It's not readily controllable. Eggman's parting gift was to melt down all the nodes. And Jack isn't forthcoming as to how to use the energy either."
Canti: "I am the most sophisticated Quantum processor in this worthless universe. I can process the energy if need be."
Red Text: "That isn't going to fix it either. My computers combined are still more sophisticated, and yet the energy... slips through my hands. ...But you do give me an idea."
Canti: "What kind of idea. Another one that causes a mad man to blow up your ship and give me a better offer, then abandon me into outer space when he realizes I am not a mindless slave?"
Red Text: "No. Not that idea again." *He smirks.* "I have to just pay my Time Cop friends a visit."
Metal Man (GM): He walks out, leaving Canti to guard the bridge. The computers show the Arbiter's device... well, a sketch of it. The scene fades out, moving down to the planet. 10:15 PM LOCAL TIME - FROZEN CONTINENT. It shows Anthon Tark and his GUN soldiers on their flying ships, flying towards a vast, abandoned city.
Anthon Tark: "Those cowardly Reploids KILLED themselves rather than face me in a fair fight. Pathetic. What have you to say, General Marley?"
Metal Man (GM): Marley would walk over, looking a lot more proud than he was before.
Marley: "I checked it. This was... this was more of Panzer's meddling, sir. She killed Borne, my hated enemy. And helped you get your old position back. Without her, I'd probably have died of alcohol poisoning."
Anthon Tark: "Enough about your personal life. We must catalogue everything that is here, then take the continent for GUN. Our last enemy on the planet is Jack, and he won't know what's hit him if we can properly reverse-engineer that machine."
Marley: "I don't understand, really. Vylch shouldn't have fled. We had nothing but great opportunities to offer him."
Anthon Tark: "He was some sort of spy, I'm sure of it. Nobody works for scum like Red Text without selling part of their soul. Wasn't he some robotic ghoul before, anyway?"
Marley: "That was... just a transformation caused by Metal Man's book, sir... ancient history."
Anthon Tark: "Once a ghoul, always a ghoul. He is to be exterminated if he appears again. I once gave mercy... then the Mad Men and the Questers came into being. And both of those were your fault, Marley. I only let you back on so you could clean up your mess."
Marley: "Yes, sir."
Anthon Tark: "By the way, what happened to Colonel Berges? He was one of my men, you know. Who took him... killed him... where is he?"
Marley: "I'm not sure, I think the records Borne left indicated he had become a Time Cop."
Anthon Tark: "Traitor. Add him on the list of people to be shot on sight."
Metal Man (GM): The ship reaches the city. Vast swathes of destruction have seemingly been carved by some sort of supernatural weapon. The ships land, and Anthon takes out his dual P-90s, as he gestures to the men.
Anthon Tark: "Take everything, then demolish this place. We'll build a command center over there." *He points to a crater nearby.* "Better position."
Marley: "What's my role?"
Anthon Tark: "I don't like this. Too easy. You prepare to intercept anyone who comes to get in our way. Jack, Questers, Brawl-things, Reploids, Dr. Eggman. And you kill them if they do. I authorize you all legal force necessary. Oh, and one other thing--David Hale... I'm still waiting for him to be arrested."
Marley: "Yes, sir. He can't evade us forever."
Anthon Tark: "Now, to check out what that worthless Colonel bastard was making here..."
Metal Man (GM): He walks out into the snow with the others, as they flood the area. The men would take control over the area. In time, they would discover various machines. One of them would turn it on, and... disappear... before reappearing. The men would take the technology to their scientists... 3:34 LOCAL TIME - CRATER BASE, FROZEN CONTINENT A makeshift base has been made. Anthon is staring at several pieces of technology, while scientists assemble some sort of... machine.
Anthon Tark: "And just what is this crazy thing?"
Scientist: "It's a... dark field projector."
Anthon Tark: "So it's evil?"
Scientist: "No. It makes anyone inside the field vanish."
Anthon Tark: "Invisible... hmmm... not very honorable... but possibly useful. ...Are you sure nothing is hiding out here with that?"
Scientist: "Well... not entirely. We've looked around, though... nothing else gives off the reading but our own men who are testing those belts we found in the snow."
Anthon Tark: "Hmph. Very well. With these, we will be able to take Red Text and that worthless Jack by surprise. Reverse engineer it. Mass produce it. We're going to take over this worthless planet."
Metal Man (GM): Anthon would then cross his arms and walk out as the others got to work... The camera would move far away again, and then to Angel Island. A strange ensemble is gathered... Angel Island. The Echidna King, Tails, Daniel Carrington, and General O'Neill are standing around, discussing something.
Tails: "The Time Cops took the Arbiter's device. GUN has reverted to its tyrannical ways of the past... and no one can stop them! If they continue, what limited shelter we, the non-human inhabitants of this planet have, will be taken over!"
Daniel Carrington: "Well. I'm perfectly human, and so are my agents. But he doesn't like us either. We're not like his people. Entirely too... ethical for his tastes. I agree. My 'friends' have finished their war with the Skedar--perhaps they could give us a little assistance..."
O'Neill: "And how in the hell are they going to stop that fleet Anthon has? Those ships could take down an Ori mothership!"
Daniel Carrington: "Well... desperate times call for desperate measures. We've begun reverse-engineering a Cetan Megaweapon, like the one Datadyne and the Skedar tried to steal long ago. It involves decoupling the weak nuclear force and--"
Tails: "Are you crazy? That could destroy the entire planet!"
Daniel Carrington: "...We were hoping you could figure out how to make it less specific than 'destroying the enemy one planet at a time.'"
O'Neill: "Look. We have a lot of bright minds on our team. We even blew up a sun once. But we have yet to experience this... 'Cetan'? technology. Besides... a miniature Death Star sounds a bit extreme to me."
Daniel Carrington: "We have no choice. Anthon will attack this island the moment he realizes we don't have the defenses we claimed we had."
Tails: "Sonic is busy investigating his labs. Regardless of how the times change... GUN robots are just too slow to hit him."
Echidna King: "I understand we all have had difficult times here, but now is not the time to panic. We have been in the process of unearthing relics of the Great Kragok. Perhaps those could be of use?"
Tails: "Kragok was corrupt. His only remaining ships were highly-ornamented, display-only vehicles. They can't take on Borne's old fleet with Anthon's new additions."
O'Neill: "What ever happened to Borne anyway? I hated that bastard, but he seemed to be the only sane person in GUN, when you compare him to... this guy."
Tails: "The Time Cops destroyed him. He was in a war with Sloan and using their technology. Any further and he could be considered a Time Cop himself."
O'Neill: "Let me guess. They went around in floating blue police boxes."
O'Neill: "Darn. I was hoping for something I recognized. But besides that, the best we can do is send one of our ships here. You know... shoot some large blue lasers, maybe detonate a Naquadah device in that dangerous 'reality altering core' you kept mentioning... otherwise, like it or not, GUN is a country. The civilians can't die just because they have a tyrant for a leader."
Daniel Carrington: "Do you not think that's been on my mind? It's just that if nothing is done, he will probably kill them anyway."
O'Neill: "I think you need to tell your alien 'friends' that if they don't help you here, they'll be next on Crazy Anthon's galaxy-wide destruction tour."
Daniel Carrington: *Sighs* "I guess I have no choice. It's not like we'll ever get that fantastic Time Cop device back..."
Tails: "...Hmmmm. Well... maybe..."
Daniel Carrington: "Maybe what?"
Tails: "It wasn't like I didn't have a backup... she just blew up a lot of my lab. If you could assist me, maybe we could get enough data to create a device..."
Daniel Carrington: "And then what? We need some way to remove him. For good. And he has force fields that put the Skedar to shame."
O'Neill: "You could revive Borne. He was a pain in the neck, but... better than a laser to the brain, if you know what I mean."
Tails: "No... that'd be worse than Anthon. I'm going to see if I can use the Master Emerald and the device... to perhaps disable his technology."
O'Neill: "You two figure that out. I'll send the usual aid package. Try not to get blown up, okay? We're not doing so well either. With the Ori gone, the current President isn't so hot on funding us. At all. And it isn't for corrupt, evil reasons this time. We can't just blackmail him out of it."
Tails: "Right... well, any help is appreciated."
Daniel Carrington: "If only I had that kind of excuse..." *He shakes his head.* "Cursed Datadyne. We'll settle Anthon somehow."
O'Neill: "Well, see you." *He waves, then walks off, and the scene fades out.*
Metal Man (GM): Finally, the camera moves to Jack's Chicago Downer. He sits there, dispensing drinks out of boredom. Jack's Chicago Downer.
Jack: "Man. Without Questers to nickel and dime, everything is boring. I hope Garrick comes soon. I need my death-flamethrower. Anthon's getting a bit too close for my taste."
Metal Man (GM): He'd tap his fingers as the fancy music plays in the background, his Quester coinage wall complete.
Holo Garrick: *...bweeeeem.* "Hello, Jack."
Jack: "Ah, about time. Anthon's taken over the Reploid Continent. I need my gun, before it's too late. I mean, I might be able to take him with my hands, but... that'd be dirty."
Holo Garrick: "Oh, how sad for you."
Metal Man (GM): He'd slap the half-busted Phase Pistol on the table.
Jack: "Yes. It'd be a tragedy."
Holo`Garrick rolls his light produced eyes as he walks up to the gun, glancing over it a bit.
Jack: "I have to beat him in style, you know. I have a reputation to uphold."
Holo Garrick: "And tell me. What happens after Anthon is gone?"
Metal Man (GM): The gun is not Magitek--this world runs on its own strange energy--and this gun is rather some sort of technology that literally absorbs energy from the ground and fires a superlaser that toasts everything with the planet's raw energy. Of course now it's broken. And Jack expects you to hook it up to his staff, which works differently... He sets the staff down.
Jack: "Well, then David Hale can rule GUN like the weenie he is and no more useless world-taking-over can happen. ...And I can open more bars in GUN, of course."
Holo Garrick: "Uh huh."
Jack: "Without having to fight police and military agents every day. Controlling a world full of people is overrated. I just want to study my ruins in peace... and build more pyramids out of gold."
Holo`Garrick looks over the staff, then the gun, then the staff again. "...you do realize this is like shoving a square peg into a round hole, right?"
Metal Man (GM): The staff is different. It links to the user's soul and creates an anti-life weave. The weave then disrupts the bonds that holds other people's souls together, while also zapping their heart. It's... a lot more complex.
Jack: "Yeah. I had a hand in making the Phase Pistol. And a separate, but equally important, hand in rediscovering the staff. That's why I want to combine them. It'd be able to kill entire armies of people without me breaking a sweat."
Metal Man (GM): The idea could be done with magitek, but seems like a horrific WMD. In the wrong hands it could probably wipe out entire cities.
Holo Garrick: "...hrm. A moment to ponder, please."
Metal Man (GM): As if having the ability to kill people in one hit or maim many with lasers was bad enough, this is both at once.
Holo`Garrick places his hand to his face for a moment, almost as if he could really do that, and thinks for a second...
Jack: "Go ahead." *He taps his fingers.*
Holo Garrick: "...alright. But I don't want you in here. Or any equipment of any kind to watch me work. I don't want you reverse engineering it."
Jack: "A wise decision. I'll just do that." *He walks out and says something, and the few people in there leave, leaving Holo Garrick alone.*
Metal Man (GM): There are no cameras in this bar, as Holo Garrick would detect... He doesn't seem to believe in them, anyway. More of a believer in shooting would-be thieves.
Holo`Garrick glances around a bit, then does a full scan of the room and everything around it to make SURE.
Metal Man (GM): There is a nifty switch on the wall that is secured with some crazy Mad Man encryption that probably leads to some secret lair, but there are no recording devices in this room.
Holo`Garrick nods once, then gives his hands a flex and goes about his work... *A few hours pass... and after a moment more, there's a loud sound of something heavy being chucked into the door that Jack walked through.*
Metal Man (GM): He'd pick it up and walk inside, though covering his eyes with one hand.
Jack: "Is that it, or did you drop something?"
Holo Garrick: "It's a wrench I threw in order to get your attention. You can look. It's done."
Jack: "It's freezing outside and... I don't like to waste energy on weather spells... ..." *He would look at the wrench.* "Oh... for a minute there I thought you were the Engineer from the BLU team."
Holo Garrick: "Nah, though I'd kill to get my hands on one of those..."
Jack: "Okay." *He'd look at it to see what Magitek and the unholy union of GUN science with Echidna Deathspells wreaks.* "There's some in the haunted island to the South of here. It's guarded by a hideous being with a decapitating scythe. I saw the Questers take one of them from it."
Holo Garrick: *Motions to the table where there is a few tools here and there, a bit of scrap metal, and the device itself. The staff is lays across the back at a diagonal angle, attached to a pack of a kind. If it could be given a description, it is similar to that of a Ghostbuster's setup, only a good deal more sleek.*
Jack: "Hm. Yes. This is about what I imagined when it came to busting old men who swooped in and stole my, er, Borne's chair when he wasn't looking."
Holo Garrick: "It took a good deal of doing, but it's done. You know the usual stupid things you shouldn't do with it. Don't look directly into the barrel, don't use it as a floatation device, don't try to garden with it..."
Jack: "Yes. No shooting at mirrors, using it against people who have swelling music playing behind them when they appear... ...And no using it on the island full of evil undead monsters."
Holo Garrick: "That's at your discretion. I WILL note, however, that it has a decently long charge time. At least, in combat."
Jack: "I know the monsters well. They were enchanted with this magic, so firing it at them just makes them stronger..."
Holo Garrick: "We're talking like... five seconds."
Jack: "Of course." *He'd go to put it on.* "Otherwise it'd melt into scrap, regardless of how much power I put into it."
Holo Garrick: "And probably take you with it."
Jack: "Although that is an improvement. Used to take 15 for the Phase Pistol."
Holo Garrick: "That's the staff.'"
Jack: "Once I did it a little too soon and that's how it got like you saw it... ...And it took my fingers with it. Yeah. Staffy there, I've blown it up repeatedly too. You should see how many pieces my soul's been split in."
Holo Garrick: "Eh heh. In any event, the job is done."
Jack: "But this... this is more dangerous, so I think I'll not experiment with it. I can replace my fingers or mend my soul. If I'm in a pile of pieces and my soul's also in a pile of pieces, I can't do either."
Holo Garrick: "Now, if that's everything, I'm going to head on back. I've got a few loose ends to tie up before I figure out what I'm going to do."
Jack: "Right. Well, good luck on that. I've got an evil old man to explode."
Metal Man (GM): He'd open a window and just leap out. A man in a weird white coat with a bag over his head would leap behind the bartending thing and start barkeeping like he was never there.
Holo`Garrick shakes his head a bit before giving a small smirk and then disappearing into a puff of light.
Metal Man (GM): And, the final viewpoint of this epilogue before I call it finished... The Moon of Alsa The X-Nauts peacefully live in their building, which happened to be built atop the ruins of Serges' evil hideout. A long ways from them, Alsa's Mewtwo ponders the planet, having faintly overheard many of the events with his immense psychic powers.
Mewtwo: "As usual, these people gear up for war... not knowing that it is all useless. Every time they redistribute the lands, fewer people come back alive. Perhaps some day they will see the error of their ways... but not any time soon." *He regards a number of cloned PokÃ©mon, and Darkrai, who nods solemnly back at him.*
Darkrai: "Anyone with a calm mind should move to this Moon. Alsa will never be free of conflict."
Mewtwo: "We can only hope they never come here..."
Metal Man (GM): The camera then pans out to the stars, and fades out. Epilogue #1 Over, Wah!