|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 1: Legend of the Elemental Gems|
February 17, 2011
When we last left off, Metal Sonic engaged his doppelganger, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, in epic showdown. The two machines went all out, matching each other blow-for blow. It was a close battle that went on for quite some time, but eventually, the original Metal Sonic emerged victorious, as he finished off Metal Sonic 3.0 with one of Blaze's signature abilities, which he copied from her. After that, Dr. Nega was forced to hand over the Master Emerald, Sol Emeralds, and Dr. Robotnik's card, as well as the camera that was used to transform them into cards. Aside from the fact that he didn't want to risk getting beaten up, he felt that the combined powers of Iblis and Mephiles were more than enough to deal with the heroes.
After Robotnik was freed, he informed everyone that Nega was working on reviving the Solaris Project, so that he could use its powers to destroy the world. Robotnik then decided to stay behind to reconstruct the Scepter of Darkness, while everyone else chases Dr. Nega to prevent the Solaris Project's revival. Time is running out… Will our heroes be able to put a stop to this before it's too late? If Iblis and Mephiles do come back to life, will Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the others be able to stop them once again, for a third time? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power!
Mighty: I just hope we aren't too late…
Charmy: Look! There he is, up ahead!
Nega Robotnik: *Looks back* Bah! Curses! *Speeds up*
Vector: GET 'EM!
*Everyone else speeds up, too*
Marine: Strewth! He sure is fast for a fat ol' bloke, eh?
Charmy: Yeah. Really, REALLY fast!
As the heroes continued to chase Nega, he was continuously closing automatic doors in the face and locking them. However, Knuckles was able to punch them down each time. This went on for a while, until they reach a stairway, which led to an underground passage.
Charmy: *Snickers* Does anyone else think Nega Robotnik looks really, REALLY funny when he runs? *Snickers again*
Marine: Yep! I sure do, mate!
When they finished going down the stairway, they found Dr. Nega waiting for them in an underground laboratory; behind him, was a machine that contained flames and dark, ooze-like substance.
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! You're too late! Actually, no… You're right on time…to see Solaris' resurrection, that is! EEE HEE HEE HEE!
I have a question. What is WRONG with your voice? You sound like something with helium in it.
*A handful of people start laughing*
Nega Robotnik: WHAT!? Silence, you insolent fools!
Tikal: Tell us… What do you hope to accomplish by reviving those two!? Don't you realize they'll destroy this world!?
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee… Of course! That's the very reason why I intend to harness Solaris' power: So I could use it to destroy this world and replace it with the NEGA Robotnik Empire! With Solaris' ability to control time, Nega Robotnikland will be a transcendent universe that exists in all timeframes! The past, present, AND future! In other words, I'm going to rule over time itself! EEE HEE HEE HEE!
Blaze: I don't think you understand how dangerous Solaris is! Didn't you see what Iblis alone did to our own time period!? When he and Mephiles combine powers, they'll do far more damage than that! If they're to succeed in destroying this timeframe, they'll destroy all others, as well, and there won't be any worlds for you to rule! There'll be nothing left! Everyone, including you, will perish! Is THAT what you want!?
Nega Robotnik: Oh, but what YOU fail to understand, is that I'm in complete and total control of the situation! While in possession of Solaris' power, the destruction will be a lot more minimal. I only intend to do enough so that I could build my empire! Eee hee hee hee! With their power at my disposal, the world shall be my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious! EEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!!!
Tiara: YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR MIND!
Nega Robotnik: Eee hee hee! Some call it insanity, but I call it pure GENIUS! Solaris' revival isn't quite complete yet, but it should still be more than enough to deal with YOU troublesome pests! Now, arise, Solaris! Arri-
Before Dr. Nega could finish his sentence, the machine began to malfunction, and eventually exploded, sending the mad doctor flying into the wall (since he was right near it).
Nega Robotnik: UHHHHHHHH! *Knocked out cold*
Just then, Iblis' flames and Mephiles' dark liquid shot past everybody and flew out of the room at high speed.
Charmy: WHOA! *Ducks under them*
Mephiles: HAHAHAHA… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Marine: They're getting away!
Shadow: Not on my watch! *Starts skating after them* Mephiles! I won't let you escape!
Metal Sonic: *Same*
Vector: Why don't we go ahead 'n' split up? Half of us could go aftah Mephiles; 'n' half of us could go aftah Iblis!
Blaze: That's fine with me. I'll pursue Iblis. What about you, Silver?
Silver: Same here.
Knuckles: I'm gonna join Shadow, Omega, and Metal Sonic in chasing Mephiles down.
Rouge: So will I.
Rouge: …What are YOU laughing at?
Charmy: Knuckles and Rouge, sittin' in a-
Knuckles: *Bashes him on the head*
Charmy: OWWWW! *Holds his head as a lump appears on it*
Knuckles: This ISN'T the time for your games, Charmy!
A little while later, the groups were decided. All seven members of the Chaotix team, as well as Ray and Rouge, decided to join Shadow, Omega, and Metal Sonic in pursuing Mephiles, while everyone else went after Iblis.
Meanwhile, with the Iblis-chasing group…
*They follow Iblis' flames through an automatic door, and find a room with a bunch of lava in it*
Silver: We've got you cornered now, Iblis!
After getting close enough to the lava, Iblis' flames dived into it. Shortly afterwards, it come out in the form of a large, four-armed monster.
Marine: IEEEEE! *Hides behind Blaze*
Amy: W-What IS that thing!?
Tiara: Could this…really be that Iblis creature!? Or am I missing something, here!?
Blaze: Yes, that is indeed Iblis. It has the ability to change forms.
Iblis: *Growls again*
Sonic: Heh! You think you could intimidate us with just your size and a few growls? Come on! Let's see what you can do!
*The battle begins*
Elsewhere, with the Mephiles-chasing group…
*They catch up to Mephiles and get him cornered*
Mephiles: What…? Who's…there? Is it…Shadow or…Knuckles?
Knuckles: It's both, actually.
Vector: Yeah, 'n' that ain't all. We're here, too!
Espio: Yes. We're here to put a stop to your diabolical scheme once again!
Mephiles: *Shoots toward them*
Vector: Ah, crud! Spread out, everybody!
Just as everyone spread out, Mephiles quickly sunk himself into Shadow's shadow, and took on his form.
Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! It…really is you! My nemesis of…ten years… Shadow the Hedgehog…
Shadow: Eleven years, actually.
Charmy: Why's he talking so slowly?
Bomb: I believe it has something to do with his development phase being incomplete, just as Nega said.
Charmy: Incomplete freak!
Hee hee hee! By the way, Bomb, did you notice that you said "bee"? As in, "beeing incomplete"? *Snickers*
*Everyone anime falls*
Heavy: In case you haven't noticed, Splash and Marine aren't here, you idiot! They went to go chase down Iblis!
Charmy: I know that, you jerk!
Mighty: There's no time for arguing now, you guys! If we're gonna take Mephiles down again, we're gonna have to work as a team!
Ray: Mighty's right, you guys. It's all about the power of teamwork, as Sonic's always saying.
Mephiles: Oh, yes… *Morphs into his crystalline form* …What you all…gave to me, I now…return to you! A one-way… *Powers up a blue energy ball at the palm of his hand* …Ticket to…oblivion!
Shadow: I'll finish this…right here, right now! You're going DOWN, Mephiles! For the last time!
*The battle begins*
Meanwhile, with the Iblis-fighting group, the battle was really beginning to "heat up". Iblis constantly pounded the ground with each of his four arms, trying to squash the heroes, but they managed to evade his attacks each time. He then tried blowing fire on them, but Splash over-powered it with one of her hydro blasts, and ended up dealing damage to the monster in the process.
Iblis: *Insert loud growl here*
Sonic: Nice one, Splash! Okay, now's our chance to attack!
*They begin attacking Iblis, but then he back-hand slaps them into a wall*
Elsewhere, during the battle against Mephiles…
*Mephiles spawns tons of clones of himself*
Shadow: Hmph, don't think there's any strength in numbers, Mephiles. I'll still defeat you again, one way or another!
Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THE BADDLE HAZ JUSD BEGUNN! JUST DIE, SHADOWKNUCKLESANDTHERESTOFYOU! JUSDIE!
*They all stare at him with blank "WTF?" expressions on their faces*
Rouge: …He is CLEARLY not in his right mind!
Heavy: When is he EVER?
Rouge: Good point.
Knuckles: Okay, Mephiles, let's go! Put 'em up!
So then, the battle continued. The heroes, as well as Mephiles and his group of clones, began charging at one another at high speed. When they got close enough, a fierce battle began, with a smoke cloud appearing over them. Knuckles, the Chaotix, and all the others destroyed Mephiles' clones one by one, but no matter how many of them they destroyed, they just kept reappearing.
Vector: Fa cryin' out loud! Is 'dere any end ta 'dese guys!? *Shoulder-bashes one of them*
Omega: If we are to pinpoint the location of the original Mephiles and attack him, the cloning should come to an indefinite halt.
Charmy: Yeah, but how can we tell which is which? They all look exactly the same!
Mighty: Maybe there's a way we could attack them all at once?
Bomb: Perhaps my explosive power will suffice? You're going to need to leave the room, though, so you don't get caught in it yourselves.
Vector: A'ight. You heard 'em, everyone. Let's scram!
*They leave the room as Bomb begins to glow*
Bomb: TAKE THIS!!!
After that, Bomb exploded and covered the entire room with flames, destroying Mephiles' clones in the process, as well as sending the original Mephiles crashing through a wall. After the explosion was finished, the Chaotix and the rest of the Mephiles-hunting group reentered the room. As soon as the smoke cleared, Mephiles was reduced to a puddle of dark liquid.
Charmy: Yay! We did it!
Shadow: Mephiles isn't finished, so don't let your guard down just yet. I wonder how long it's going to be before the doctor gets finished reconstructing the Scepter of Darkness…
Charmy: Hee hee, "how long it's going to bee".
*Everyone glares at him*
Charmy: Sorry, couldn't resist.
Ray: Knuckles, until Robotnik's finished with the scepter, don't you think it's a good idea to seal Mephiles in the Master Emerald or something, like [:Image:RobotnikStrikesBackPart33.png|before]]?
Knuckles: Good idea. The servers are…the seven-
Before Knuckles could finish his sentence, Mephiles' dark liquid quickly zoomed past everyone and shot out of the room at high speed, as before. The heroes then hurried out of the room and began chasing down him down again.
Meanwhile, with the Iblis-hunting group…
Iblis: *Growls and sinks back into the lava*
Marine: Bonza! I think you guys finally beat that creepy ol' monster!
Blaze: No. He's bound to rise from his ashes again, I'm sure of it.
Silver: Yeah. I think now would be a good time to go ahead and seal him up, before he does so.
Before anything else could be done, Mephiles' dark liquid abruptly burst into the room.
Slush: What the…!?
Silver: It's Mephiles!
*Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the others enter the room shortly afterwards*
Sonic: I'll take it that Ro-butt-nik is finished with the scepter?
Knuckles: Not yet, so we're going to have to seal him within the Master Emerald again, for the time being. *Glares at Charmy*
Charmy: I wasn't gonna say anything this time! Really!
Mephiles: *Morphs back into his crystalline form* I must…complete my…evolution…
Blaze: That's NOT going to happen! We've already worked hard enough to change the future that you and Iblis ruined, and we're not going to let all that go to waste! *Runs toward Mephiles*
Just as Blaze was getting ready to attack Mephiles, he quickly powered up a ball of energy and blasted her, sending her flying, and causing the Sol Emeralds to fall.
Silver: Blaze! *Notices* Oh, no! The Emeralds!
Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHA… *Picks one up*
After picking up one of the Sol Emeralds, Mephiles raised it into the air and made it flash a bright light, burning everyone's eyes in the process.
Amy: I…can't see!
Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! F-Finally… I'm free to…merge with you…once again! IBLIS!!!
Iblis: *Rises from the lava*
Mephiles: It's…time…for the final curtain call!
Iblis then reverted back to his raw flame form, as he and the Sol Emeralds began to encircle Mephiles. The shine from all seven of the Sol Emeralds caused another bright flash of light to occur, and after it disappeared, Iblis and Mephiles were both merged together into one being; the interdimensional being known only as Solaris.
Scorch: What…IS that!?
Vector: Ah, CRUD! Not again! We're too late!
Solaris: HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'LLSHOWYOUWHATATERRORISALLABOUT!
*They stare with blank "WTF?" expressions again*
Knuckles: Oh, yeah, I forgot. It had something to do with an incomplete development phase…
*The Sol Emeralds fall to the ground, colorless*
Knuckles: …But there's no time to worry about that now, I guess. Why don't we get powered up, so we could stop him again?
Silver: Right. It ends here, Solaris! We'll change the future with our own hands!
Despite their efforts, Dr. Nega was successful in reviving the Solaris Project. To add insult to injury, Iblis and Mephiles have managed to complete their transformation with the help of the Sol Emeralds! Will our heroes be able to put a stop to him once again, before he wipes out every timeframe in existence? Find out in the next exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power!
To "bee" continued…
- Since Part 14 was originally intended to be the final chapter, Iblis and Mephiles were last-minute additions to the story. Originally, they were not going to appear, since they were presumed dead after the events of Knuckles' Chaotix: The Last Story.