|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos|
September 28, 2012
When we last left off on Dimensional Chaos, Mighty and Tikal ventured through the Lost World to obtain the seventh Chaos Emerald. Despite the danger that lurked over there, such as rolling boulders and other things, they eventually managed to overcome these obstacles and obtain the Chaos Emerald. Shortly after they left, however, the two notorious criminals, Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite showed up seemingly out of nowhere and stole the gem from them. Mighty and Tikal then began to chase the crooks down, all the while dodging their bullets and bombs.
After taking a shortcut and heading them off, Nack and Bean decided to stop running, and face the two of them in battle, instead. Sometime later into the fight, Mighty ended up getting himself injured by Nack while taking a bullet for Tikal, who was supposedly being aimed at. As it turned out, Mighty was his intended target all along. Due to his injury, he was no longer in the position to continue battling, so Tikal began taking on Nack herself, attacking him in a fit of rage over what he did to Mighty. Not very long afterwards, Spangle the Wolf and Spike the Bulldog, the two seemingly "incompetent" police officers (who had been searching for Nack to have him arrested) arrived on the scene, and held the two crooks at gunpoint. However, before Nack and Bean had the chance to get arrested, they decided to run off, while Spangle and Spike gave chase.
Elsewhere, Dr. Nega, after being informed about Dr. Robotnik's abandoned projects by Metal Sonic 4.0, decided to take it upon himself to venture to the Newtrogic High Zone and awaken the robots. These robots turned out to be the "Mechaotix", a group of five mechanical clones of the Chaotix team. Since Robotnik never ended up giving them individual names before abandoning them, Dr. Nega came up with some instead. The names he came up with were "Mechidna", "Armordillo", "Mechameleon", "Beedroid", and "Mechadile". After getting themselves acquainted, Dr. Nega decided to take them to his fortress in the Lunar Dimension, so he could test their abilities in combat and add them to his army.
Now that all seven Chaos Emeralds have been found, all that's left is for the heroes to cross into the Lunar Dimension, and put a stop to Dr. Nega's scheme. Will they have what it takes to stop him from replicating the EG Experiments, or are they already too late? What about Dr. Robotnik, who's been secretly plotting against the heroes ever since he, Tails, Heavy, and Bomb began making adjustments to the Tornado Time Twister? What about the mysterious Black-Hog, who's also been waiting for the heroes to collect the emeralds, so he could use them for his own nefarious purposes? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
Here, we begin the story a few days later, where Dr. Nega has not only completed the Nega Egg Merger, but the first four PG Experiments, as well.
Volcana: Doctor N., we're back!
Oceana: Hello. Good day to you, Doctor.
Nega Robotnik: Ah, hello, ladies. I'm glad you could make it.
Luna: *Notices the PG Experiments* Whoa! Are these the other Goddesses that you've been trying to create for the past few days?
Nega Robotnik: Correct! Allow me to formally introduce you to my…"daughters", the "Parallel Goddess Experiments"! *Points to one of them* This is the first of them, Stonia, the Goddess of Earth! Codenamed: PG-001!
Stonia: Hey. What's up?
Nega Robotnik: *Points to the next* This is the second one, Woodra, the Goddess of Flora! Codenamed: PG-002!
Woodra: Hello, how do you do? Nice to meet you!
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… Yes, as you can see, my dear Woodra has developed a habit of constantly rhyming in her speech. You'll get used to it after a while. Now, onto the next one… *Points* This is the third of my PG Experiments! Electra, the Goddess of Thunder! Codenamed: PG-003!
Electra: Hi, how's it going?
Nega Robotnik: *Points to the next* And this is Tornada, the Goddess of Air! Codenamed: PG-004!
Tornada: Hi there!
Oceana: It's a pleasure to meet you all. I'm your older sister, Oceana, the Goddess of Waves. I also go by "Shannah" sometimes.
Frostina: I'm your other older sister, Frostina, the Goddess of Snow, or if you prefer, "Frostine" or "Tina". I, too, am just chilled, I mean THRILLED to meet you.
Luna: I'm Luna the Porchidna. I'm the guardian and protector of this island. It's nice to meet you.
Tornada: By the way, what's a "Porchidna"?
Luna: It's a cross between an echidna and a porcupine.
Tornada: Ohhhh, okay!
What's an echidna?
*They anime fall*
Tornada: Was it…something I said?
Luna: …Don't worry about it. Anyway, doc, I couldn't help noticing that one of them seems to be missing. Didn't you say before that there was supposed to be five of them?
Nega Robotnik: Yes, but PG-005 is incomplete at the moment. I'm currently in need of a specific power source to bring her to life.
Luna: What kind of energy source, exactly?
Nega Robotnik: The energy source that's needed is Chaos energy.
Come to think of it, I believe you have exactly what I'm looking for!
Luna: I do?
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! That's right! Luna, would you be so kind as to let me borrow those Lunar Emeralds of yours, please? I'll give them right back to you as soon as I'm finished. You have my promise.
Luna: Sure thing. I'll be right back. *Jets out of the room*
Nega Robotnik: (Eee hee hee hee hee! Once again, things are all going according to plan! When we first met a few days ago, I had initially planned on stealing those emeralds, but since Luna, Oceana, and Frostina bought into that story of mine, she's saving me the trouble by practically handing them to me! Eee hee hee hee hee! Even now, I'm still amazed as to how naïve these fools are!)
Elsewhere, at the workshop, Tails, Dr. Robotnik, Heavy, and Bomb were finished adding dimension-ripping capabilities to the Tornado Time Twister. As such, all of the heroes, including ones who weren't present during the emerald-hunting process (such as Ray the Flying Squirrel, Honey the Cat, Tiara Boobowski, Professor Porkenstein, EG-002/Seedra, EG-005/Silvra, just to name a few) were all lined up at Tails' Workshop, preparing to cross into the Lunar Dimension.
Porkenstein: I do say! That's quite a machine you've got there!
Robotnik: Yes, I know, isn't it? After all, something like this is to be expected from a genius, such as I, with an undisputed IQ of 300!
Tails: Hey, hey! Don't go trying to take all the credit! It's my machine, first of all, and secondly, Heavy, Bomb, and I worked on making those adjustments, too!
Robotnik: Maybe so, but adding those dimension-ripping abilities to it was my idea in the first place.
*They "anime lightning" glare at one another*
Splash: *Gets between them* Now, now… Let's not fight, okay, you two? Can't we all just make peace and get along? Plus, we're supposed to be focused on stopping Dr. Nega, remember?
Robotnik: Very well.
Charmy: Hee hee, "supposed to bee focused". Get it? *Snickers*
Marine: Good one, mate!
Heavy: Ugh… Just give that a rest already, will you? The same joke could only be funny so many times, but the thing is, that one never was to begin with.
Charmy: *Sticks his tongue at Heavy*
Heavy: Ooh, you sure showed me.
*Minutes later, another argument breaks out; this time, between Amy and Tiara*
Sonic: Why me…?
Vector: I dunno about anyone else, but I've always found these li'l arguments o' theirs freakin' entertainin'!
Charmy: Hee hee, same here! They're really, REALLY funny!
Metal Sonic 3.0: Ugh. *Facepalm* I'm surrounded by fools.
Vector: What'd 'ju say!?
Metal Sonic 3.0: The only respectable ones here are Scorch, Dr. Robotnik, and myself.
Tiara: *Glares at Three-Point Zero* I've got two words: Up yours!
Slush: Yeah, "respect" THIS, asshole! *Flips him off*
Heavy: Oh, yes, you are SO right! What could possibly be more "respectable" than suffering countless defeats at the hands of a so-called "inferior, outdated model"? Idiot.
Metal Sonic 3.0: … *Clenches his fist in anger*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Obsolete tin can! You're lucky I don't kill you where you stand!
Seedra: …So, Three-Point Zero, exactly why are YOU here, anyway?
Ray: I was thinking the same thing.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Not that I owe you an explanation, but there's a "Metal Sonic Version 4.0" that's rumored to exist. I intend to dispose of him, as well as Metal Blaze, and prove myself stronger than them. I then formed a temporary alliance with Metal Sonic, since we have a common enemy. Since he appears to be allied with you all, then I suppose this means the rest of you are included in this alliance.
Heavy: Ooh, lucky us!
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Glares* Don't go thinking this changes anything between us, however. I haven't forgotten about your meddling in one of my previous battles against Metal Sonic… *Glares at Ray and Seedra next* Nor have I forgotten about that incident at Casinopolis! As soon as Metal Blaze and Four-Point Zero are taken care of, not only do I intend to dispose of obsolete scum, Metal Sonic… *Gets in Ray's face* …But you two, as well!
Ray: Just try it!
Metal Sonic 3.0: I don't need to "try"; it's already a guaranteed result.
Slush: Why not add me to that list? In case you've forgotten, I still have a bone to pick with you.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmph. Not that it'll be worth my time, but if you insist. Who am I to turn down a deathwish?
Slush: Just you wait, you conceited prick. You'll be eating those words when this is all over.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Don't make me laugh.
Knuckles: …What ever happened to you not being able to talk? I liked that a LOT better.
Metal Sonic 3.0: …
Amy: That's the same thing I said before!
Metal Sonic 3.0: I've always been able to speak. I just didn't think vermin like you were worth speaking to.
Knuckles: Why don't you say that to my face, or would you rather say it to my fist!? *Holds it in front of his face*
Robotnik: Yes, awfully sorry to interrupt, but Metal Sonic 4.0's existence is more than just a rumor, I'm afraid. As a matter of fact, he showed up here just a few days ago and stole the blueprints to the Green Hedgehog Project!
Metal Sonic 3.0: WHAT!? Four-Point Zero was here!? *Starts to surround himself with electric current*
*Everyone quickly spreads out as a 3.0 releases a golden aura in an eruption of anger*
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Angrily clenches his fist again* I'LL RIP HIM APART! *Rushes over to the Tornado Time Twister, and starts pressing buttons*
Tails: Hey, wait a second! You don't know what you're-
Before Tails had the chance to finish his sentence, the machine ended up getting activated. After it was turned on, both the Chaos and Sol Emeralds began to glow, and a dimensional portal was generated.
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Looks toward Robotnik* When Metal Sonic gets here, can you tell him that I've gone on ahead?
Robotnik: I'll keep that in mind.
Metal Sonic 3.0: I'll make Nega realize his mistake when I'm finished crushing both Four-Point Zero AND Metal Blaze at the palm of my hands! When that's done and over with, he'll know for sure that I am the strongest! As for the rest of you, you might as well not even bother coming. A bunch of weaklings like you would only slow us down. *Jumps through the portal*
Sonic: Man, that guy's got some SERIOUS problems.
Splash: Yes, and I'm surprised one of those "problems" doesn't involve being unable to see past his nose.
Vector: Yeah, whatta smug piece o' crap!
*Just about everyone else agrees or says something similar*
Porkenstein: Indeed. Here, I thought the wanker couldn't get anymore pretentious!
Mecha Amy: Ooooh…! That guy makes me SOOOO angry! Just WHO does he think he is!? What gives HIM the right to just talk down on people like that!?
Heavy: Honestly, I'm no fan of Four-Point Zero, either, but here's hoping that either he or this "Metal Blaze" ends up tearing his circuits out.
Slush: If they fail to do so, I'd be more than happy to do it myself.
Scorch: …How odd. He doesn't act this way towards me, but whatever. Anyway, I'm going on ahead, too! I'll see you guys there! *Jumps through the portal*
Robotnik: I'm going to stay here and…watch the machine. I'll see you all when you get back. Good luck! I'm counting on you to stop Dr. Nega and get those blueprints back!
Robotnik: …What? Is something the matter?
Sonic: Do you REALLY think we're gonna leave YOU alone with BOTH sets of emeralds? Yeah, nice try, Ro-butt-nik!
Blaze: You took the words right out of my mouth! How stupid do you think we are?
Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance* Why can't you all get it through your heads, and accept the fact that I've truly given up my evil ways!?
Bomb: Probably because it turned out to be untrue the last couple of times you made that claim.
Robotnik: You all made exactly the same assumption about me at last month's Christmas gathering, remember? Then, as it turned out, I had absolutely nothing to do with what was going on! That was all Nega's doing!
Knuckles: Maybe so, but you're still coming with us! *Starts dragging him by the arm*
Robotnik: Hey, wait a minute, now! What do you think you're doing!? Unhand me! (HAHAHAHAHAHA… Yes, these fools are playing right into my hand! I'm such a genius, I even amaze myself sometimes!)
Following after both Scorch and Metal Sonic 3.0, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company decided to pass through the dimensional portal, and into the Lunar Dimension, bringing a (seemingly) reluctant Robotnik with them. Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega's base…
Luna: *Comes back, holding seven flat, circular gems; each with a different color and a crescent moon symbol* Here they are, Doc. All seven of the Lunar Emeralds…
Nega Robotnik: Ah, thank you very much, Luna!
Luna: Don't mention it.
Nega Robotnik: Now, everyone, this way, please.
A little while later…
*A golden-colored Silvra look-alike is seen lying on the table*
Stonia: So, this is the fifth one, huh?
Nega Robotnik: That's right. As you can see, PG-005 is built somewhat different from you and your sisters. In addition to being partly robotic, she'll possess power over all seven elements. In order to achieve this, I intended to use the Nega Egg Merger to infuse element-based samples together with the Lunar Emeralds, and have them transferred to the gem that PG-005 is wearing in order to create a Multi-Elemental Gem.
Frostina: So, if those element samples are being fused together with the emeralds, does that mean they'll be "Elemental Emeralds"?
Nega Robotnik: Precisely! Is that okay with you, Luna?
Luna: Sure, why not? *Looks at the machine* I just need to place the emeralds into these slots, right?
Nega Robotnik: That's right.
Luna: *Loads the emeralds into the machine*
After Luna inserted the emeralds into the machine, Dr. Nega quickly activated it. About a minute or so later, all seven of the Lunar Emeralds were merged together with element-based samples. However, like Robotnik's machine did in the previous story, the machine began to malfunction, and ended up exploding, causing the seven Elemental Emeralds to get scattered all throughout Ringstar Island.
Nega Robotnik: WHAT!? NOOOOOOO! GAH! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!
Electra: That was…unexpected…
Woodra: Yeah. I didn't know that machine would just blow…
Nega Robotnik: How can this be!? I've spent days working on that machine, only for it to go up in smoke!
Oceana: I'm so sorry that had to happen, Doctor…
Luna: So am I. So, what happened to the Lunar, I mean, Elemental Emeralds, exactly? Did they get destroyed in the explosion?
Nega Robotnik: Not up to my knowledge. *Looks around* I don't see any of their pieces around, so perhaps they ended up getting scattered somewhere. That's my only explanation.
Electra: So, if that's the case, all we need to do is find them, and then you'll be able to complete the experiment, right?
Nega Robotnik: Yes, but it may take a while. That is, unless you all decide to split up and search for them in different locales.
Oceana: I'll take it that you have an emerald detector of some sort?
Nega Robotnik: Yes, I've recently decided to install one into my computer. I'll take a look at it now.
A little while later…
Nega Robotnik: Ah, I've found them! It doesn't look as if they've gotten very far! If you act now, you should still be able to catch them!
Woodra: An emerald hunt? This ought to be fun. Yes, Doctor. Consider it done.
Metal Blaze: *Enters the room*
Nega Robotnik: Ah, Metal Blaze. What can I do for you?
Metal Blaze: Doctor Nega, I have something to report. The original Blaze, as well as the one you call "Silver", and several of your other enemies have arrived on the island!
Nega Robotnik: WHAT!? Okay, everyone, listen carefully! The people that Metal Blaze have mentioned just now… They're the invaders I've been telling you about for the past few days! The very ones who are seeking the Lunar Emeralds! You must stop them from getting ahold of them at all costs!
Volcana: Sure, just leave it to us, Doctor N.
Oceana: We won't let you down, Doctor. We'll be sure to make them pay for each and every innocent life they've taken when they destroyed your world!
Nega Robotnik: Good, good, I'm glad to hear it! Remember, the fate of the world, no… The fate of the entire UNIVERSE depends on it!
*Luna and the Goddesses rush out of the room*
Nega Robotnik: *Starts snickering as soon as they leave*
Metal Blaze: …
Looks like the long-awaited battle is about to begin! Despite the heroes' efforts, Dr. Nega has still managed to complete the PG Experiments! All but one of them, that is. Will Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company have what it takes to get ahold of the Lunar/Elemental Emeralds before PG-005 is awakened? More importantly at the moment, will they have what it takes to convince Luna, Oceana, and the others that they're being lied to? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
To "bee" continued…