Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos
Release Date
November 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

*Music Cue*

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

Cream: Are you okay, Mr. 3.0?

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

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

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

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

Metal Sonic 3.0: …

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

Everyone: …

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

Cream: He seems really sad…

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

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

Silvra: I see…

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

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

Cheese: Chao, Chao…

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

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

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

*Music Cue*

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

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

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

Ray: I’m Ray the Flying Squirrel.

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

Tikal: My name is Tikal.

Luna: It’s nice to meet you all, too.

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

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

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

*They leave*

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

Further into the Astral Ruins…

*Music Cue*

Metal Sonic 3.0: … *Czzzzzzt!*

*Cue flashback*

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

*Next flashback*

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

*Next flashback*

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


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


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


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


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


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

*End flashbacks*

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

Meanwhile, on one of the rooftops of Sparkling City…

*Music Cue*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scorch: HAAAAAH! *Does the same*

*The two flame blasts collide, creating an explosion*

Robotnik: Whoa!

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

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

Meanwhile, nearby within the sky…

*Music Cue*

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

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

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

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

Metal Blaze: *Hovers into the air and dodges*

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

Metal Blaze: Hmm? How convenient…

*The Cyber Sonics fly toward them*

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

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

Metal Blaze: Understandable.

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

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

Cyber Sonic #4: Affirmative.

*Metal Blaze takes off*

Metal Sonic: *Gets ready to fly after her*

*The Cyber Sonics block his path*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elsewhere, at Lake Oceana…

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

Marine: Blimey! That’s it, alright!

Porkenstein: …

Splash: Is something bothering you, Professor?

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

Zippo: *Nods in agreement*

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

Splash: *Giggles*

Marine: Good one as always, mate!

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

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

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

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

Charmy: Alright, you got it!

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

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

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

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

Porkenstein: What in blazes!?

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

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

*Music Cue*

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

Zippo: …!?

Marine: Eh!?

Porkenstein: I do say!

Charmy: There’re two Splashes!?

Splash: You…

*Cue flashback from Part 5*

"Scorch": *Notices Splash and gasps* …!

Splash: …?

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

*Everyone has blank "WTF" expressions on their faces*

Splash: "Oh-shan-uh"?

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

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

*End flashback*

Splash: You must be Oceana, am I right?

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


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

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

Oceana: I suppose that makes sense.

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

Everyone: …

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

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

*Everyone continues looking confused*

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

Charmy: Yeah. Really, REALLY crazy!

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

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

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

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


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

Marine: Blimey! That was a close one!

Porkenstein: Yes, quite so!

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

Oceana: … *Stares blankly*

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

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

*They both simultaneously fire hydro blasts at one another*

Again, at the Sparkling City rooftop…

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

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

*Scorch and Volcana are seen breathing hard shortly afterwards*

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

Scorch: Bring it!

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

Volcana: Yeah, that’s me.

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

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

Scorch: …

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

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

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

Volcana: …

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

Volcana: ...

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

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

Robotnik: That’s correct.

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

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

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

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

Meanwhile, at Dr. Nega’s base…

*A beeping sound is heard*

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nega Robotnik: Where did he come from!?

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

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

Metal Blaze: …

Nega Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Again, at Lake Oceana…

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

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

Charmy: Yeah. Really, REALLY intense!

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

Splash: Uhhhhhh! *Crashes into the wall*

Charmy: Splash! Are you okay?

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

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

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

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

???: Oceana, wait!

Oceana: Hmm? *Looks*

*Luna and the others walk up to them*

Luna: Everything they’re saying is true!

Oceana: It is?

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

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

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

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

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

Oceana: … *Her eyes widen in shock*

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

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

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

Zippo: *Nods in agreement*

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

Luna: That makes two of us.

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

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

Splash: I sure do! *Giggles*

Marine: Heh heh heh!

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

Luna: Same here. No offense.

Splash: Fair enough.

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

Zippo: *Holds it up*

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

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

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

Charmy: What’s a-

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

Charmy: Oh. Anyway, I’m Charmy Bee.

Porkenstein: My name is Nathaniel Porkenstein.

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

*Insert introductions for all the other characters here*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luna: Makes sense.

Elsewhere, again within the Astral Ruins…

*Music Cue*

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

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

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

To “bee” continued…

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