|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 1: Legend of the Elemental Gems|
February 13, 2011
Previously, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes have managed to successfully flee from the Death Egg III, which was set to explode shortly after Metal Sonic 3.0 made off with Robotnik. During their trip back to Earth, they all began to suspect that the "Robotnik" they've been fighting was yet another impostor. Not just a robotic copy this time, but Dr. Nega, Robotnik's crazed descendant from 200 years into the future. Upon their arrival back to Earth, Scorch decided to go on ahead in order to uncover the truth.
Shortly afterwards, they encountered Silver the Hedgehog, Blaze the Cat, and Marine, who've come back from the future in search of Dr. Nega, who, according to Blaze, has stolen the Sol Emeralds from her and escaped into that time period. Not very long after that, Metal Sonic 3.0 returned and swiped the Master Emerald right from under Knuckles' nose. In an effort to reclaim the Master Emerald again, Knuckles and the others began to chase him down. Will they be able to catch up to Metal Sonic Ver. 3.0? Are their suspicions about Nega impersonating Robotnik correct? Find out in this exciting chapter of Elements of Power!
Nack: *Takes out his gun, pulls the trigger, but nothing happens other than a clicking sound* AH, CRAAAAP! I fuhgot! I ain't got no more ammo!
Bean: And I still don't have anymore bombs, either!
Nack: Yeah, y'know somethin', Bean? I just realized… None o' 'dis consoins us! We already got 'da money we was lookin' for, 'n' Robotnik's already gotten what was comin' to 'em by 'dis "Nega" chump, so whadda we still hangin' around 'dese guys for?
Bean: You know, Nack, that's a good point. What do we care what happens to Robotnik? That guy could jump in a shark-infested lake for all I care. In fact, I couldn't care less about the Master Emerald, either. Even if I did, it's not like we're getting paid for this, anyway.
Nack: Yep, you're definitely speakin' my language, as usual! C'mon, let's bail! *Runs off*
Bean: You guys are on your own. *Same*
Bark: …Well, so much for them.
Knuckles: Oh, well, whatever. Who needs them, anyway?
Vector: Good riddance!
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Speeds up*
Knuckles: Oh, no you don't!
Even without Nack and Bean, who've suddenly come to the realization that this incident doesn't concern them, the rest of the heroes still continued their high-speed chase in order to track down Metal Sonic Version 3.0 and reclaim the Master Emerald. The chase went on for a while, until reach a mechanical building deep within the woods of the Mystic Ruins. Upon entering the building, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes were swarmed with a bunch of Badniks, while Metal Sonic Ver. 3.0 took that as his opportunity to escape through an automatic door.
Knuckles: GET OUT OF MY WAY!
Once again, they were able to fight off all Badniks that blocked their path. They kept moving through the base, until they eventually caught up with and found Scorch, who had previously went ahead of the group, and Metal Sonic 3.0, who was standing next to Robotnik.
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… Well, what have we here?
Vector: The jig's up, Robotnik, if that IS your real name…
Charmy: Yeah! IF that's your real name!
Robotnik: What are you talking about?
Silver: We have it all figured out! You're Dr. Nega in disguise!
Robotnik: …Who? Ah, wait… You must be referring to Nega Robotnik. *In a screechy, high-pitched voice* Hee hee hee hee…! *Quickly covers his mouth* I mean, uhh… I haven't seen him around, actually.
Blaze: Just as we suspected! You ARE Nega Robotnik!
Robotnik: I don't have a CLUE what you're talking about!
Shadow: Don't bother trying to deceive us! First of all, I recognize that laugh anywhere! Secondly, if you were truly the Robotnik of THIS time period, then why would Metal Sonic Version 3.0, a creation of Dr. Nega's, come to YOUR aid, when it's been established that the two of you are enemies?
Silver: Just give yourself up! There's no doubt in my or anyone else's mind now, that YOU'RE Nega Robotnik!
Shadow: Exactly, so go ahead and reveal your true self!
"Robotnik": *In his normal voice (again)* Eee hee hee… You're quite perceptive, as always. Very good! I guess it's time we've put an end to this childish little game once and for all. You are absolutely correct… I'm NOT the Dr. Robotnik of this era. *Presses a button on his belt and reverts to his true form* I am indeed Dr. Eggman Nega, also known "Nega Robotnik" or just "Dr. Nega", if you prefer. Hee hee hee!
Scorch: So, it's true then… You really HAVE been impersonating him all this time! But I don't understand, though… Exactly when did this happen? I've been around Dr. Robotnik almost the entire time after he released me from the gem I was trapped in!
Slush: Same here. I even spied on him, and I don't recall there being a time where this could have taken place!
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Well, my dear Scorch, it happened after you went to go find Slush, who got herself lost trying to find Robotnik's fortress!
Scorch: W-WHAT!? So, the person that I heard talking through the walkie-talkie, who said that, I was nothing more than a mere pawn to be manipulated… That was actually YOU, and not Dr. Robotnik!?
Nega Robotnik: Correct! My impersonation was flawless, wasn't it? Eee hee hee hee…
Splash: So, if you've been a fake all this time, then happened to the REAL Dr. Robotnik?
Nega Robotnik: Perhaps this answers your question? *Holds up a collectible card, which has Robotnik on it*
Bark: What the…!? How'd you do that!?
Nega Robotnik: It's quite simple, actually. *Takes out a camera* It was all thanks to this special camera. Unlike an ordinary camera, which only has the ability to take photographs, this one has the ability to turn anyone and anything into a card in just a click of a button! As you can see, I've decided to use its power on Robotnik. Also, in case you aren't aware, I'm the true inventor of this device, contrary to what Dr. Robotnik may have told you.
Vector: So, exactly whadda ya hope ta accomplish from impersonatin' Robotnik, anyway?
Nega Robotnik: I disguised myself as Robotnik in order to go undetected by THESE meddlesome fools… *Points to Silver and Blaze* …But once again, it didn't work out quite as planned.
Blaze: By now, you should know not to disguise yourself as Robotnik, of all people. We're already naturally on guard against him as it is. Now, enough talk. Tell me what you've done with the Sol Emeralds!
Nega Robotnik: That's for ME to know, and for YOU to find out! Eee hee hee…
Scorch: *Fuming with anger* How dare you… HOW DARE YOU!? All of this time, you had me thinking that I had been used and betrayed by the REAL Robotnik, but then it turned out to be you all along! You made me lose my trust in him for no reason!
Slush: Yes, you were also the one who had me trapped in that room with the temperature on a hundred degrees!
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee…
Scorch: YOU ARE SO DEAD!!! *Holds out the palm of her hand and gets ready to blast him*
Nega Robotnik: I wouldn't try that if I were you! *Holds up Robotnik's card again* That is, unless you'd like his card to get burnt to a pile of ashes! If that happens, then you'll never be able to restore him back to his original state! EEE HEE HEE HEE!
Nega Robotnik: So, Scorch, are you still willing to attack me while this card's in my possession? Eee hee hee!
Tiara: Ugh… I don't know about anyone else, but that laugh is REALLY starting to get on my nerves!
Amy: I couldn't agree more!
Scorch: I… I…
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Yes, good girl! You stay put while I turn on the sprinklers! You wouldn't want to cause an…accident, would you? EEE HEE HEE HEE! *Gets ready to tear the card*
Splash: You coward!
Espio: Wait! Correct me if I'm wrong, but you're Robotnik's descendant, correct? Not that I care, but if he were to die in this timeframe, doesn't that also mean that you'll cease to exist?
Nega Robotnik: …
Vector: Wayda not put any thought into yer plan, ya freakin' moron!
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! I'm perfectly aware of that, thank you very much.
Mighty: You knew this, and yet you STILL intended to kill Robotnik?
Nega Robotnik: I just find it fun and amusing to use my enemies' weaknesses to my advantage! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!
Marine: Strewth! This ol' bloke's crazy!
Blaze: Yes, he is out there, indeed.
Tiara: It SCARES me to think that people like him are allowed to walk the streets without taking some sort of medication.
Nega Robotnik: Anyway, I've got some unfinished business I need to attend to. Metal Sonic Version Three-Point Zero, I'm counting on you to take care of them for me!
Metal Sonic 3.0: *Nods*
After that, Dr. Nega ran off, but not before taking a picture of the Master Emerald with his camera, turning it into a card. Just as Knuckles was getting ready to chase him, Metal Sonic 3.0 stepped in front of him and blocked his path.
Knuckles: You know what? Fine! If sending you to the scrap heap is what it's gonna take to get to Nega, then so be it!
Charmy: Get it, "so bee it"? *Snickers*
Charmy: Sorry, couldn't resist.
Marine: Heh heh! Good one, mate!
Splash: I found it kind of funny, as well. *Giggles*
Heavy: The surprise of the century.
???: Leave this to me.
Sonic: *Looks back* Hey, it's Metal Sonic! The original one, this time.
Metal Sonic: So, you're finally admitting that I am the real Sonic, and you're the copy?
Sonic: Uhhh, no. That's not what I meant. I said the original METAL Sonic.
Metal Sonic: I see. In any case, I'll take care of this other impostor, while the rest of you catch up to Dr. Nega.
Tails: Even though I reprogrammed him, he's still under the impression that HE'S the real Sonic. Ah, well. I'll worry about that later. For now, let's go find Dr. Nega.
*Everyone else runs off*
Metal Sonic 3.0: … *His eyes glow red as he sets his sights on Metal Sonic*
Metal Sonic: Ready or not, my loathsome copy, here I come!
*They dash toward one another*
While Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the others are racing to find Dr. Nega, another battle is beginning in the meantime: Metal Sonic against Metal Sonic Version 3.0! Which one will emerge victorious? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power!
To "bee" continued…