|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos|
November 9, 2014
Last time on Dimensional Chaos, Dr. Nega, after having successfully stolen the Lunar Emeralds, used them to power his latest creation, PG-005/Goldra, the Goddess of All Elements. Just as she was in the process of testing her powers in the simulation room, Goldra began to get a little power-crazed, wrecking just about anything in her path. After Nega scolded her for it, Goldra came to realization that she was more powerful than the doctor, and as such, she felt that she should not have to take orders from someone who’s weaker than herself. Additionally, Goldra came to the conclusion that she wouldn’t have any real freedom while serving under Nega. As she continued wrecking things around her, Volcana, Stonia, Woodra, Electra, and Tornada showed up to keep her busy, while Nega goes to retrieve the shutdown controller. The moment he returned with the device, Goldra fled, while the other Goddesses promptly gave chase.
Elsewhere, the heroes, who managed to escape from the exploding Hidden Palace Zone, were currently on their way to Dr. Nega’s base to put a stop to his plans, as well as avenging the apparent death of Luna. Before they could enter the fortress, however, Nega transformed it into the “Nega Death Egg”, and activated its launch sequence in order to proceed with his plans to destroy Ringstar Island, using the power of the Celestial Emerald. Knuckles, who was quite familiar with the island’s layout (due to it being parallel to Angel Island), suggested that they all go to the Star Sanctuary (Ringstar Island’s equivalent of the Sky Sanctuary Zone) in order to catch up with the Nega Death Egg and hitch a ride.
When Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company arrived, not only did they find tons of Nega’s robots, but Luna as well! As they assisted her in fighting off the Badniks, Luna explained to the group that she managed to find another teleporter that she originally didn’t know about shortly before Hidden Palace was destroyed. Thus, she was able to escape just in time. Minutes later, as they made it to the peak of the Star Sanctuary, they were unable to hitch a ride on the Nega Death Egg, as it had gotten too far beyond their reach.
The question remains… Could this really be the end? Have our heroes truly failed to save Ringstar Island from its impending doom? What about PG-005/Goldra? Seeing how she’s already proven herself to have a penchant for chaos and destruction, will the other Parallel Goddesses or anyone else be able to stop her from bringing Sparkling City and the rest of the Lunar Dimension in ruin? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
Meanwhile at the Astral Ruins…
Julia: Whoa! Zero, take a look at this! *Points to the Nega Death Egg up in the sky*
Metal Sonic 3.0: What’s the matter? *Looks*
Julia: It looks like some kind of spaceship! As you know already, I work with all kinds of machinery, but even I’ve never seen something like that before!
Metal Sonic 3.0: That spaceship… I believe I recognize it!
Julia: You do?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, that’s the Nega Death Egg! I’m certain of it! *Starts to run off*
Julia: Hey, where are you going?
Metal Sonic 3.0: I still have some unfinished business to attend to. Although Version 4.0 has been dealt with, Metal Blaze is still alive, along with all those “Cyber Sonic” models, which are most likely being mass-produced in a factory. I intend to infiltrate the factory in question, destroy it, and put a permanent halt to the Cyber Sonics’ production! Plus, knowing Doctor Nega, it is very likely that he intends to obliterate this entire island!
Julia: W-What!? Are you sure!?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, I’m positive. Whenever he launches the Nega Death Egg or other similar vessels, that’s usually what his intentions are. In the past, Doctor Nega has had little qualms with attempting to destroy an entire planet, so erasing an island from existence is of no consequence to him at all, especially when he’s gotten everything that he needs, and feels as if certain locales are of no further use or value to him.
Julia: Gee whiz! No offense, Zero, but your creator is a real nutcase!
Metal Sonic 3.0: None taken. I must go now.
Julia: Hold on a second! Before you go, take this! *Tosses him a flat, silver pad*
Metal Sonic 3.0: What’s this?
Julia: This is my one of two “Telepad” devices I’ve invented. As you can probably tell already by the name, they’re used for instant transportation. By placing one of them on the ground, all you have to do is step on it, and in just a blink of an eye, you’ll be transported to wherever the other device happens to be at the time! Pretty neat, huh?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes, but in order for me to be able to utilize it, one of them would already have to be on the Nega Death Egg, correct? Since I’ll already be arriving there by flight, I have no real use for it.
Julia: Maybe, but what about the people you came to this dimension with? Don’t they want to stop that Nega guy, as well?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Ah, yes, of course. *Turns his jet booster back on* I’ll see you when I return, Julia. *Takes off*
Julia: Alright, take care! *Waves*
Elsewhere, at the Star Sanctuary…
Black-Hog: You know what? It just occurred to me… I could just simply fly up there! After all, I am able to survive in space, for obvious reasons.
Shadow: So am I. *Hovers into the air, using his jet skates*
Metal Sonic: As can I. *Turns on his jet booster*
Mecha Amy: Don’t leave without me! *Does the same*
Omega: *Turns on his jet booster, as well*
Scorch: The same goes for the rest of us Goddesses.
Luna: One way or another, we’ll find some way to join you guys up there. Until then, good luck!
*They take off*
Silvra: You go on ahead. I’m gonna stay behind and head over to Sparkling City. I get the feeling that the other Goddesses may need my help over there. Sure, Volcana and her sisters are quite powerful on their own, but PG-005…or Goldra, I believe they called her, is able to control multiple elements, just as I can. She could easily end up using the other Goddesses’ weaknesses against them…
Splash: I understand. Well, I’ll see you when we get back! *Flies off*
Silvra: *Flies off in the direction of Sparkling City*
Charmy=y: So, uh… What do we do now?
Tails: Now that I think about it… Do you think there’s a chance that I may have a counterpart of my own somewhere in this dimension? If so, then he or she would most likely have a workshop at wherever this place’s equivalent of the Mystic Ruins may be. Maybe that person has a spaceship similar to the Blue Typhoon that we could use? That way, we’ll catch up to the Nega’s Death Egg in no time!
Sonic: Good thinking, little bro!
Luna: I’m assuming you mean the Astral Ruins. I know exactly where that place is. Let’s head back to the teleporter!
Sonic: Alright, let’s blast through with sonic speed!
A little while later, at the other side of the teleporter…
Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmm? *Comes to an abrupt stop after noticing the light*
*The heroes appear in front of him shortly afterwards*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Oh, so it’s you.
Rouge: Wow. Even though you survived that fight against Four-Point Zero, I wasn’t sure whether or not you’d still be alive, let alone in perfect condition.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Of course I am. Did you truly think that a powerful robot, such as myself, would fall so easily? What a joke!
*Tons of people roll their eyes or show some other indication that they’re annoyed with his arrogance*
Heavy: …Are you in any way capable of saying something that doesn’t make you sound like a blithering idiot?
Metal Sonic 3.0: The moment I begin to care about the half-witted opinions of such worthless, outdated trash, I’ll let you know. Anyway, you all need to reach the Nega Death Egg, correct? Well, I have a solution… *Takes out a round, silver pad and lays it out on the ground*
Robotnik: I’ll just assume this is a teleportation device of some sort?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Yes. It’s called a “Telepad”, and it was invented by an acquaintance of mine who resides in the Astral Ruins. There are two of these in total, and by utilizing one of them, it will cause the user to be warped to the exact same location as the other. My acquaintance, who’s currently in possession of the second Telepad, is expecting you all. Why not use this one to teleport to her workshop? Once you’ve done that, I’ll pursue Doctor Nega’s ship and place this one at the entrance. That way, the rest of you can follow shortly using the other Telepad.
Robotnik: Ah, perfect! That’ll do just nicely!
*They use the device and find themselves at Julia’s workshop shortly afterwards*
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Picks up the Telepad, turns on his jet booster, and takes off into the skies*
Elsewhere, in the vastness of space…
Shadow: Alright, so here we are. Omega, can you pick up the Nega Death Egg’s location for us?
Omega: Affirmative... Beginning search immediately. *Turns on scanners* Location confirmed. Scanners indicate that the Nega Death Egg resides directly to the north of here.
Shadow: In that case, let’s get moving!
*They take off*
Meanwhile, inside the Nega Death Egg…
Nega Robotnik: I’d say that this is far enough. *Stops the ship and presses a button*
Female Computer Voice: Minutes left until Nega Blaster Cannon is fully charged: 60.
Nega Robotnik: Bah, an entire hour!? Curses! Hmm, but then again, seeing how those fools have little to no chance of actually getting up here, that should be more than enough time! Eee hee hee! It’s too bad I won’t be able to see the look on their faces once their precious island goes up in smoke as they’re still on it! They tried so hard to reach this place, and failed miserably! Too bad, so sad! Eee hee hee hee hee!
Cyber Sonic #1: *Enters* Doctor Nega, sir!
Nega Robotnik: Yes, may I help you?
Cyber Sonic #1: Intruders are approaching the ship!
Nega Robotnik: What!? Impossible! *Turns on the monitor and zooms in* So, it’s them, is it? *Groans in annoyance* I should’ve figured… *Ahem* Cyber Sonic, listen carefully! I need you and the others to keep them at bay! We can’t afford to allow them to interrupt the Nega Blaster Cannon’s charge sequence!
Cyber Sonic #1: Understood.
Outside of the Nega Death Egg…
*Tons of Cyber Sonics and other Badniks are seen coming from the ship*
Squash: Well, well… I see Nega’s decided to bring out the welcoming committee. AH-HA-AH-AH! Dealing with these weaklings will be easier than catching fish in a barrel!
Storm: Uh, I believe the correct phrase is “shooting fish in a barrel”.
Omega: Worthless consumer models! I will eliminate them all!
*They start fighting through the robots*
Meanwhile, at the Astral Ruins workshop…
Julia: Hello, everyone! Welcome to my workshop!
Robotnik: Might I presume you’re the “acquaintance” that Three-Point Zero told us about?
Julia: That’s me. My name is Julia Prowess, or “Stripes” if you prefer.
*Insert introductions for the other characters here*
Julia: It’s nice to meet you all!
Tails: Same here. I guess my hunch about having a dimensional counterpart turned out to be correct!
Charmy: Hee hee, “turned out to bee correct”. *Snickers*
Marine: *Snickers, too*
Vector: C’mon, Charmy! Give that a rest, will ya? This ain’t the time for that!
Heavy: Yes, and not to mention that they’re just not funny.
Julia: Ah, I’m sure there’s at least some time to spare until the other Telepad is in place. Beesides, I actually thought that was a little funny! Heh heh heh!
Heavy: Oh, dear God… *Facepalm*
Julia: …Is something wrong with that?
Charmy: No, Heavy’s just a jerk, that’s all.
Marine: Yeah. The bloke’s got, like, no sense o’ humor whatsoever!
Elsewhere, again at the outer space battle scene…
*A bunch of robot parts are seen floating around*
Black-Hog: Not even remotely challenging.
Metal Sonic: What else is there to expect from such pale, pathetic imitations of my design? *Notices Metal Sonic 3.0 moving towards them* Speaking of which…
Mecha Amy: Hmm? *Looks* Oh, it’s him.
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Flies over to them*
Scorch: Hey, Three-Point Zero. I’m glad you were able to make it.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Likewise. *Notices the Badnik parts and vaporizes them*
Mecha Amy: So, uh… What was the point in doing that if they were already dead?
Metal Sonic 3.0: That was done as a necessary precaution in case they happened to be equipped with computer chips that allow them to regenerate. That reminds me… *Looks toward Metal Sonic* We still have a score to settle. Once Metal Blaze and the rest of the Cyber Sonics have been destroyed, you’ll be joining them shortly.
Metal Sonic: Even now, you still believe that you can defeat me? How pitiful.
Metal Sonic 3.0: Oh, please! You’re just some piece of outdated garbage that happened to get lucky!
Metal Sonic: Didn’t I already tell you that you were no longer in the position to use that worn-out, repetitive insult now that Four-Point Zero has been created?
Metal Sonic 3.0: He’s nothing more than a memory now. I’ve taken care of him myself.
Metal Sonic: You’re deluding yourself if you think Nega won’t decide to repair him at some point.
Metal Sonic 3.0: …I’m deluding myself? You’re the one with the erroneous belief that you’re the real Sonic!
Metal Sonic: That’s because I am! The Sonic whom you and everyone else believe to be genuine is nothing more than an organic copy!
*They argue back and forth as everyone else sweatdrops*
Black-Hog: …What a moronic argument.
Shadow: For once, we’re in agreement.
Frostina: Come on, you two… Now’s not the time for-
Metal Sonic & 3.0: YOU STAY OUT OF IT!
*They “anime lightning glare” at one another*
Frostina: Oooookaaaay then…
Storm: In case you’re wondering, these two have a bitter rivalry. There’s really nothing any of us could possibly say or do to break up one of their fights.
Frostina: Oh, “icy”…
Oceana: Alright, then I guess we should get going, then. There’s no telling when that Nega creep’s going to fire that cannon, so we have to stop him as quickly as possible!
*They take off and head for the entrance*
Metal Sonic 3.0: I guess that’s our cue, as well. As much as I’d love to rip you to pieces right here and now, this isn’t the time. There’s still unfinished business to attend to.
Metal Sonic: Very well then. *Turns on his jet booster and jets in the direction of the Nega Death Egg’s entrance*
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Does the same, and drops the Telepad while he’s at it*
Elsewhere, at Julia’s Workshop…
*The second Telepad begins to flash a blue light*
Julia: It’s done, you guys!
Sonic: Alright, I guess that’s our cue! Time to go up there and kick some Nega Buttnik!
Robotnik: …That has to be one of the worst catchphrases I’ve heard from you yet.
Sonic: Oh, and I suppose you could come up with a better one?
Robotnik: As a matter of fact, I can.
Julia: Good luck, everyone!
Luna: No one plays me for a fool and gets away with it! *Cracks her knuckles* I’ll die before I stand by and allow scum like Nega to destroy my island!
*They use the Telepad and find themselves at the Nega Death Egg’s entrance*
Now that they’ve finally found their means of transportation, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company wasted no time in using the Telepad to make their way up to the Nega Death Egg in hopes of uniting with the others. Will they have what it takes to stop Dr. Nega’s evil ambition? In the meantime, will the Parallel Goddesses and/or Silvra have what it takes to put a stop to Goldra’s rampage before it begins? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
To “bee” continued…