|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos|
August 31, 2012
Previously on Dimensional Chaos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company left Tails' Workshop to begin hunting down the remaining Chaos Emeralds in hopes of using them and the Sol Emeralds to create a dimensional rift that will lead them to the alternate dimension that Dr. Nega has relocated his base to. Knuckles and Wechnia agreed to search Carnival Island, Mighty and Tikal agreed on the Lost World, Espio and Splash agreed on the Ice Cap Zone, Sonic and Shock agreed on Station Square, and Storm and Mecha Amy agreed on Westside Island.
Meanwhile, at the Lost Labyrinth Zone, Shadow, Rouge, Omega, and Squash, who were in the middle of an investigation, found an enormous crater in the ground, which was caused by an alien space capsule, as they expected. When they went to get a closer look at the capsule, it turned out to be empty. Since it hadn't been very long ago that the capsule arrived, Shadow and company assumed that the alien was still around somewhere, and as it turns out, their assumption was correct.
When the alien emerged, it turned out to be an alien-hedgehog hybrid by the name of Black-Hog, who was created by Shadow's nemesis, Black Doom, and was sent to that planet to carry out his master's will, which, as Shadow guessed, was universal domination. However, according to Black-Hog, he had absolutely no intention of doing what he was ordered, and had other plans. Before Shadow and company had the chance to engage him in battle, Black-Hog started blasting around the place, making the entire temple fall apart and collapse. Shortly afterwards, Black-Hog escaped from the collapsing ruins by flying through the cracked ceiling, while Shadow and company escaped via Chaos Control.
Shortly after escaping, they ended up running into Storm and Mecha Amy at the Splash Hill Zone. After explaining the situation regarding Dr. Nega and the stolen EG Experiment blueprints, Shadow, before heading back to G.U.N. Headquarters with his teammates, complied with Storm and Mecha Amy's request and handed over his Chaos Emerald, which they gave to Tails, Heavy, Bomb, and Dr. Robotnik immediately upon returning to the workshop.
Elsewhere, at Dr. Robotnik's base, Metal Sonic Version 3.0 and Metal Blaze were in the middle of a fierce battle. In direct opposition to their previous fight, Metal Sonic 3.0 managed to triumph in the end that time around. As Metal Blaze laid to the floor, defeated, she revealed to her "brother" that Dr. Nega had also created another replacement model besides her, by the name of "Metal Sonic Version 4.0".
Ashamed of her failure to complete the mission she was assigned, Metal Blaze asked Three-Point Zero to finish her off, but he refused, stating that he would like to emphasize the mistake that Dr. Nega made by trying to replace him, by using her injuries as an "example" to Metal Sonic 4.0 and any other models the doctor may create in the future. After Metal Blaze retreated, Metal Sonic 3.0 decided to put his feud with the original Metal Sonic on hold and formed a temporary alliance with him, which was intended to last until Metal Sonic 4.0 has been dealt with.
So far, two Chaos Emeralds are in the heroes' possession, but there are still five more to be found. When they do get ahold of the emeralds, will they be able to stop the rest of Dr. Nega's plan from coming to fruition? When the time comes, what will they do about Dr. Robotnik, who's secretly plotting against them, as well as Black-Hog, who's also after the emeralds for his own nefarious purposes? Find out as the saga continues on Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
Meanwhile, on Carnival Island/Isolated Island…
Wechnia: So, the detector has led us back to this place, huh? It's been such a long time since I've seen this place. Up until now, I don't think I've set foot on this island since that incident with the Newtrogic High Zone a while ago… What about you?
Knuckles: Yeah, I've been here at least once since then. Espio, Charmy, and Vector have their office set up on this island. I came here about eight months ago, when I needed their help in stopping Robotnik from getting ahold of the Water and Ice Element Gems.
Wechnia: I see. *Looks around* Being on this island...it truly brings back memories. Good ones and bad ones…
Knuckles: Same here, but we could reminisce later, but for now, we need to go find the Chaos Emerald.
Wechnia: Right. Exactly which direction is it in?
Knuckles: *Checks the radar* Looks like it's somewhere in this direction. *Points*
Wechnia: Alright, then let's go.
*They take off*
Knuckles: W-What the…!? I…I don't believe it! It's, it's…!
Wechnia: …The Newtrogic High Zone!? Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this place blown to pieces after that showdown we all had with Metal Sonic!?
Wechnia: You also said that you were at this island eight months ago, didn't you? How is it that you're so surprised about this?
Knuckles: That's because Espio, Charmy, and Vector's office is in a different direction other than this one.
Wechnia: Makes sense.
Knuckles: I'm not entirely sure who rebuilt the place, but I'd definitely put my money on Robotnik.
Wechnia: Yes, most likely. Anyway, since the Chaos Emerald is obviously somewhere in the building, why don't we go ahead and take a look around?
Knuckles: Sounds good to me. I just hope the place doesn't explode again while we're in there…
Meanwhile, at the Station Square train station…
*The train stops, and Sonic and Shock get off*
Shock: Alright, looks like we're here. Where'd Knuckles say the emerald was, again? Casinopolis, right?
Sonic: Yeah, but something tells me he wasn't too sure exactly where it was in this city, since he said "probably". Still, I guess it doesn't hurt to check. If it isn't there, maybe we could try Twinkle Park, or something.
Shock: Sounds like a plan. I'll race you over there.
Sonic: You're on!
*They speed out of the train station*
Meanwhile, at the nightclub entrance…
*Charmy and Marine are seen running by, getting chased by Vector*
Charmy & Marine: AAAAAAHHHH!
Vector: YOU GET BACK HERE!
*Sonic and Shock stop as soon as they notice this*
Sonic: Hoo boy… Looks like those two have gotten themselves in trouble again…
Shock: …Exactly how many times has this happened so far?
Sonic: Well, I'll put it this way: If I had a ring for everytime it happened, I'd be rich!
Shock: I see.
Marine: *Rushes toward them and hides behind Sonic*
Charmy: *Hides beehind Shock* Help, you guys!
Marine: T-The bloke's gonna kill us!
Vector: Don't think hidin' behind them is gonna save ya!
Sonic: Whoa, Vector, chill!
Vector: Why should I?
Sonic: That's because the two of them are with us! You might've thought they were spying on you and Vanilla, but they were actually looking for the Chaos Emerald that Knuckles said was in this city! Right, Shock? *Nudges her with his elbow*
Shock: Yep. Have you seen it anywhere, Vector?
Vector: Nope. As a matter o' fact, I had no idea one o' the emeralds were around here. Exactly whadda ya need it for, anyway?
Vector: So, basically, what you're sayin', is that Dr. Nega stole the EG Experiment blueprints from Robotnik's base, 'n' escaped into anotha dimension, so you're tryin' ta use both sets of emeralds to create a portal that's supposed to lead you to 'is base, right?
Shock: You got it.
Vanilla: *Comes outside* Is everything alright out here?
Vector: Yep, everything's fine. *Looks toward Charmy and Marine* Sorry 'bout the misunderstandin'.
Charmy: It's okay.
Marine: Yeah, don't worry 'bout it, mate.
Vanilla: *Looks toward Sonic and Shock* And how are you two doing?
Shock: Pretty good.
???: *From inside* PERVERT!
*A loud slapping sound is heard*
*Everyone has blank "WTF?" expressions*
Sonic: That sounded like Madonna... Any idea what she's so pissed about?
Vector: I'm guessin' it has somethin' to do with this wolf guy that we saw, who was whistlin' 'n' howlin' at her all throughout 'da performance…
Charmy: Hee hee, yep! It was really, REALLY funny, too!
Marine: Yep! It reminded me of this cartoon I've seen before!
Sonic: HAHAHAHA! Oh, man! I wish I had been around to see that!
Madonna: *Storms out of the building, looking pissed off*
Vector: Lemme guess… It was 'da wolf guy, right?
Madonna: Yeah. Ugh, that pervert even nosebled all over my dress AND my fur coat!
Madonna: …Don't worry, it's not real fur.
Sonic: Oh, okay. Heh, you kinda had me worried for a second, there!
Madonna: I'm gonna go wash and get changed now, I'll be right back. By the way, Sonic, we haven't really had much time to talk lately, have we? When I get back, what do you say we go somewhere and get caught up, just the two of us?
Sonic: Uh… We are just hanging out, right? *Looks over his shoulders in paranoia* Alright then sure, why not? That is, after Shock and I are finished finding the Chaos Emerald.
Madonna: "Chaos Emerald"? You mean this thing? *Reaches into her pocket and takes out the purple emerald*
Sonic: Whoa, you were the one who had it!? I guess I was right after all, about Knuckles' calculations being a bit off!
Sonic: He detected the emerald on radar, and said that it was probably at Casinopolis.
Madonna: He wasn't entirely wrong. I ended up winning the emerald as a prize when I was over there.
Sonic: Ah, okay. I guess that explains it.
Shock: You wouldn't mind letting us hold onto that, would you?
Madonna: What for, exactly?
Sonic: We need it for something important. You see… *Explains the situation*
Madonna: Oh, I see. Well, here you go. *Tosses the emerald to Sonic*
Sonic: *Catches it* Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll be sure to give it back to you as soon as Tails and Ro-butt-nik are finished with the machine.
Charmy: Hee hee, "bee sure". *Snickers*
Marine: *Snickers, too*
Madonna: Alright, cool. I'll see you when I get back. *Winks at him and walks away*
Vector: I dunno, Sonic. Somethin' tells me she has more on 'er mind than just "hangin' out"…
Sonic: That's not the case, trust me. *Looks over his shoulders in paranoia again* By the way, you guys aren't gonna say anything to Amy about this, are you? I don't think I even NEED to explain what'll happen if SHE catches wind of this!
Shock: Hey, I don't even get along with her, so you can definitely count on me to keep quiet about it.
Vector: Don't worry. I ain't sayin' nothin' about it, either.
Vanilla: Your secret is safe with me, as well.
Marine: Me lips are sealed, mate.
Sonic: Uh… Seedra, I don't mind, but Tiara's another story. She'd probably end up getting the wrong idea, too, just like Amy would.
Vector: A'ight, so I guess we won't tell her, either.
Sonic: Okay, thanks.
???: *Comes outside, looking both dazed and lovestruck at the same time* Ya know, I think she likes me…
??? #2: I dunno, Spangle… I'm not the brightest guy around, but I don't think she likes you very much. I mean, she did slap you everything…
Spangle: Sure she does, Spike. She's just playin' hard to get, that's all.
Spike: If you say so…
Vector: HAHAHAHA! Oh, wow! This guy is freakin' PRICELESS! Somethin' tells me he 'n' Amy would be buddies if they evah met!
Sonic: I wouldn't be surprised!
Spangle: Great, we're getting laughed at again…
Spike: Uh, I think it's just you this time.
Spangle: Bah, whatever. Now that our break's over, I guess we should get back to work now. *Looks toward Sonic and company* Hey, mind if I ask you guys somethin'?
Sonic: Sure, ask away.
Spangle: We're looking for a scumbag named Nack the Weasel, who also goes by "Fang the Sniper". Have you seen 'im anywhere?
Sonic: I've seen him. Why do you ask?
Spangle: That's 'cause me and my partner, Spike are undercover cops. Despite that, nobody at the force takes us seriously. Everyone thinks we're a joke, and we're always gettin' laughed at!
Vector: Gee, I can't imagine why. *Snickers*
*Charmy and Marine do the same*
Spangle: *Glares* Anyway, as I was sayin', we came to this city in hopes of catchin' him. If we're to have someone like him put away, then we'll finally earn everyone's respect, and we'll finally be taken seriously over at our department.
Sonic: Looks like you're a little late on that one, buddy. I dealt with him about two hours ago, and sent him flying. So, basically, what I'm trying to say, is that I have no clue where he is right now.
Spike: Aww, man…
Vector: Hey, but don't sweat it. He 'n' Bean usually end up findin' us.
Spangle: Oh. If that's the case, mind if we stick with you guys? That way, we'll have a better chance at finding them.
Shock: Sure, go right ahead.
Spike: Okay, thanks.
Shock: No problem. Could I see the emerald, Sonic?
Sonic: Sure. *Tosses it to her*
Shock: *Catches it* I'm gonna take this to the Workshop. *Looks toward Spangle and Spike* Why don't you guys come with me? There's a chance that the two you're looking for are in the Mystic Ruins somewhere.
Spangle: Okay, why not?
Shock: Alright, now stand next to me, please.
*They do that*
Shock: Chaos Control!
*They warp away*
Again, at the Newtrogic High Zone…
Knuckles: *Looks around* This place…it's exactly as I remember it! Everything seems to be intact, almost as if it was never destroyed at all!
Wechnia: Yeah. I feel almost as if we've gone back in time…
As the two echidnas progressed through the building in search of the Chaos Emerald, they eventually ended up stumbling upon a secret room by accident. This "secret room" happened to be an abandoned robot production factory, which contained tons of capsules.
Knuckles: Where…are we? I don't remember there being a room like this last time we were here…
Wechnia: Neither do I. It's either a new addition, or a room we somehow managed to miss. You still have the radar, don't you? Do you know whether or not the Chaos Emerald is in here?
Knuckles: *Checks* The signal seems to be getting stronger. The Chaos Emerald is definitely around here somewhere, there's no doubt about it!
Following the signal of the emerald, Knuckles and Wechnia moved further into the factory, but they ended up stopping as soon as they found something strange inside one of the capsules. "Something strange", as in what appeared to be robotic clones of Knuckles and the rest of the Chaotix team (minus Heavy, Bomb, and Wechnia).
Knuckles: What the…!? What's all this!?
Wechnia: I don't know, but one thing is certain… This is definitely Robotnik's doing! That's not to say that it wasn't already obvious enough…
Wechnia: *Notices something else, which appears to be a set of blueprints* Huh? What's this? *Picks it up the paper and examines it* Plans for a Green Hedgehog Project!?
Knuckles: Okay, at this point, I'm convinced! Robotnik hasn't changed! He's been faking his "retirement" all this time, just as I suspected! When I see him again, I'm definitely giving him a piece of my mind!
Wechnia: As am I, but for now, let's continue trying to find the-
*The detector starts to beep even louder than before*
Knuckles: The signal's gotten even stronger! It must be very close, but where, exactly?
*They look around, until something busts through the wall, which appears to be a spinning metal blade*
Knuckles: What the…!?
*The "blade" unrolls, revealing itself to be a certain Sonic clone*
Knuckles: You're… You're Mecha Sonic! So, you were rebuilt, too, huh!?
Mecha Sonic: …
Wechnia: I'll assume that you're the one with the Chaos Emerald?
Mecha Sonic: You assume correctly. I have been waiting for an opportunity to face you in battle again. Should you manage to defeat me, then I will be more than willing to relinquish the Chaos Emerald that's in my possession.
Knuckles: That's fine by me!
Mecha Sonic: Now, come! The moment of your destruction awaits… *Jets off*
*Knuckles and Wechnia follow*
Once again, things are looking up for our heroes…for the most part. So far, three Chaos Emeralds are in their possession, but there are still four more to go- and one of them happens to be in Mecha Sonic's grasp! Will Knuckles and Wechnia have what it takes to defeat him and reclaim it? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 4: Dimensional Chaos!
To "bee" continued…
- The cartoon that Marine mentioned was Red Hot Riding Hood, since Spangle's whistling/catcalling and howling at Madonna during her cabaret performance was meant to be a nod/reference to it.