|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction|
November 1, 2011
Last time, on The Goddess of Destruction, Professor Porkenstein arrived at the Mystic Ruins just as Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company were on their way to Robotnik's base. After meeting up with them, Porkenstein explained to the heroes that Tiara was currently being hospitalized (due to the incident that took place between her and Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper), so he arrived in her place to obtain the Elemental Chaos Rings that they found, so that he and Prof. Boobowski could use their latest invention, the "Elemental Power Extractor" to remove the elemental powers from them. Unfortunately, he arrived too late, as the four Chaos Rings that they had in their possession were stolen by Mecha Amy. Armed with a custom-made Laser Bazooka, Professor Porkenstein agreed to fight alongside the heroes, and get the rings back to prevent EG-005's awakening.
However, he and everyone else soon learned that Dr. Robotnik not only had four of the Chaos Rings in his possession, but the other three, as well, due to the fact that Metal Sonic 3.0 had lifted them from Prof. Boobowski's laboratory (since he was busy standing by his daughter's side in the ambulance). Shortly afterwards, Robotnik sent his robotic minions to deal with the heroes, stating that he would tell them his and EG-005's current location if they manage to win the battle, in which they did. The doctor then revealed his location, which Rouge the Bat and a few others immediately recognized.
In order to get to his Sand Ocean base in time to prevent EG-005 from being unleashed, Slush decided to take the heroes to one of Robotnik's teleportation devices, which lead to his other bases. Unknown to them, however, EG-005, or Silvra, the Goddess of All Elements, as she's now called, has already been unleashed, and is currently on her way to dispose of them. The question remains: With the powers of all seven of the other Elemental Goddesses wrapped up into one, plus additional power from the Chaos Rings, do Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company have what it takes to defeat their deadly new adversary? Find out on this exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction!
*The heroes enter the Sand Ocean base via the teleporter and come across some more Badniks*
Charmy: More bad guys!
Sonic: Well, well, looks like we've found ol' Egghead's welcoming committee.
Bark: *Cracks his knuckles* It's clobberin' time!
*They fight the Badniks off, and Porkenstein blasts the last of them with his Laser Bazooka*
Charmy: Wow, Professor Porkenstein! That thing is really, REALLY cool!
Porkenstein: Why, thank you. I made it myself.
Sonic: *Looks around* Yep, this place is just as I remember it. It hasn't changed one bit, but there's no time to worry about that now. Let's go stop Ro-butt-nik before he ends up releasing Eee-Jee-Double-Whatever!
*They take off*
Elsewhere within the base…
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… What fools! They don't have a single clue, do they? Little do they know that EG-005, or rather, Silvra, has already been released! All they're doing is leading themselves straight to their destruction! And I'm, of course, going to enjoy every moment of it! They've interfered with my plans for the LAST time! Like I said before, this is the day where I'll finally mark myself a place in history as the ultimate genius! The whole world, and eventually, the entire universe will know the name of Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik!
Metal Sonic 3.0: I have a question.
Robotnik: Yes, what is it?
Metal Sonic 3.0: Are you entirely sure that EG-005 will be up to the task? Even with the power of the Chaos Rings, there's a chance that the Master Emerald could be used to cancel out their power.
Egg-Robo: He has a point, Dr. Robotnik. Perhaps that's something to take into consideration?
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, good thinking! Not only will they be completely powerless against Silvra without the Master Emerald, but as an added bonus, it could also be used to weaken that traitor, Wechnia, since his lifeforce happens to be connected to it!
Robotnik: So, who would like to volunteer?
Egg-Robo: I'll do it.
Robotnik: Very well then. I'm counting on you, Egg-Robo!
Elsewhere, later on in the base…
Vector: Nope, haven't seen 'im.
Charmy: I haven't seen him, either.
*The others say something similar*
Blaze: How odd… Where could he have disappeared to?
Silver: Beats me. I thought for sure he was with us up until a little while ago.
Amy: Well, Chocola does tend to wander off from time-to-time. Since he left only recently, he couldn't have gone too far.
Cream: Maybe you're right. Cheese and I are going to find Chocola. We'll catch up with you guys after we do.
Blaze: Alright, but do be careful.
Cream: We will. Come on, Cheese! *Flaps her ears and flies off*
Fifteen minutes later, in another section of the base…
Silvra: Boy, this place sure is huge. I thought for sure that I would be able to find those guys on my own, but I guess not. At this point, I think I can safely say that I'm lost. Maybe I should have asked Dr. Robotnik and the others for some directions before leaving the room as quickly as I did…
Chocola: *Ends up bumping into Silvra*
Silvra: Oooof! Hey, watch where you're- *Notices him* Huh? What's this thing? *Her eyes glow completely red, showing some binary digits and other symbols to indicate that she's accessing data* Ah, I see! *Her eyes change back to normal* So, you're a Chao, huh? *Picks him up* Well, aren't you a cute little thing? *Pets him*
Chocola: Chao, Chao! ^_^
Silvra: (I wonder where he came from?)
Little ways from there, Cream and Cheese, during their search for Chocola, happened to stumble upon a group of Egg Pawns, which were all pointing fully-loaded blasters at them.
Cream: *Gasps* Oh, no!
Egg Pawn #2: We are under strict orders from Dr. Robotnik to eliminate any intruders!
Egg Pawn #1: Commence open fire!
*They start firing their blasters*
Cream: Ahhhhhh! *Starts frantically dodging the blasts*
Shortly afterwards, a sudden breeze of cold mist blew through the air, and each of the Egg Pawns found themselves frozen in sheets of ice.
Silvra: Don't worry. You're safe now, kid.
Cream: Thank you very much for saving us, miss!
Silvra: Don't mention it. Say, would this little guy happen to belong to you, by any chance? *Holds Chocola out*
Cream: Oh! Chocola! *Runs over to Chocola, takes him, and hugs him*
Chocola: Chao, Chao!
Cream: Please don't wander off again, okay?
Chocola: Chao! ^_^
Cream: Again, thank you so much!
Silvra: No problem.
Cream: My name is Cream. These are my Chao, Cheese and Chocola. What's your name?
Silvra: Me? My name's Silvra.
Cream: It's a pleasure to meet you, Miss Silvra. *Politely bows*
Silvra: Likewise. *Does the same*
Say, by the way, Cream, exactly what are you doing in a place like this, anyway? It's pretty dangerous around here.
Cream: Yes, I know, but my friends and I came here, so that we could stop Dr. Robotnik. We heard that he's trying to bring someone called "EG-005" to life, who's supposed to help him with his plans to take over the world.
Silvra: Is that so?
Cream: Yep. Is that why you've come here, too?
Silvra: Uh, well, I, uh…
Cream: Say, why don't you come with me? Then I could introduce you to the rest of my friends!
Silvra: H-Hey, wait a minute, now! *Gets dragged by the arm*
Unaware that Silvra and EG-005 were one in the same, Cream continued dragging her around the base, searching for the rest of the heroes. Eventually, with the help of Silvra's built-in scanners, she was able to pinpoint their location, and she and Cream were able to go straight to them.
Cream: Hi, everyone! We're back, and so is Chocola!
Amy: Oh, Cream, it's you! For a second there, we were beginning to worry that you might have gotten lost, or something!
Silvra: (So, it IS them after all… The people I saw on the monitor, who Dr. Robotnik wanted me to destroy…)
Cream: By the way, everyone, I'd like you to meet my new friend, Silvra!
Big: Hi. It's nice to meet 'cha.
*The others say something similar*
Silvra: It's…nice to meet you all, too. (Are these people…really THAT oblivious to who I am…?)
Espio: Wait a second… Is it me, or does she bear a striking resemblance to the Elemental Goddesses?
Silvra: (I guess I stand corrected…)
Vector: Holy crap, you're right!
Mighty: Yeah, now that you mention it, Espio, she definitely does!
*All the others agree*
Tails: Uh oh… Doesn't tell me that's…!
Blaze: Cream, get away from her! Quickly!
Silver: Yeah, before she-…!
Cream: Before she what? What are you trying to say?
Slush: We're saying that SHE'S EG-005!
Cream: W-WHAT!? Are you sure!?
Slush: There's no mistake about it! She looks exactly as she did in the blueprints!
Silvra: So, you've finally figured it out, then…
Heavy: Gee, you think? It's not something that takes a rocket scientist to figure out, you know.
Cream: Is this true, Miss Silvra?
I won't lie to you, Cream. They're absolutely correct. I am Silvra, the Goddess of All Elements, codenamed: EG-005. I am a creation of Dr. Robotnik's, and I've been ordered to destroy them. It's nothing personal, but orders are orders.
Silvra: *Looks toward Wechnia* You… You're Wechnia, the White Echidna Project, aren't you?
Wechnia: Yes, I am.
Silvra: I have to say… You're actually kind of cute. *Winks at him*
Wechnia: Um, thank you, I guess…
Silvra: *Accesses her data again* It says here that you were once considered to be the doctor's ultimate creation…before I came along, that is. I'm especially interested in what you're capable of. Why don't you and I have a little one-on-one? That way, we'll be able to determine which of us is truly the strongest!
Wechnia: Very well. I accept your challenge.
Bomb: Are you sure you'll be able to take her on your own? After all, this is EG-005 we're talking about, here! She has the powers of all seven Goddesses, plus the Chaos Rings!
Sonic: He's right, you know. We're all in on this together, remember? You know, the power of teamwork and all that?
Vector: He's got a point! Why don't we go ahead 'n' jump 'er?
Charmy: Yeah! Let's do it! Time to rock 'n' roll!
Silvra: Very well, if you insist…
*They stampede toward her*
Silvra: *Holds out the palm of her hand, getting ready to launch a fire blast*
Cream: Noooo! Wait! *Gets between them*
Silvra: *Puts her arm down*
Blaze: Cream, what are you doing? Move out of the way!
Cream: No, I can't! Silvra's my friend!
Vector: Whadda ya mean!? Ya just met 'er! 'N' haven't 'cha been listenin'? She's EG-005, ya know! She said it 'erself that she was created ta destroy us, 'n' help carry out Robotnik's world domination plans!
Silver: That's right! If someone like her is allowed to live, she may eventually turn on Robotnik, and go out of his control! Then, she'll wind up destroying this world and leaving the future in ruins, like Iblis has done once before!
Cream: But you don't understand! Silvra isn't like that at all! While Cheese and I were looking for Chocola after he got lost, we got attacked by some of Dr. Robotnik's robots, and she chose to save us from them! Plus, she was nice enough to give Chocola back to me, unharmed!
Mighty: Gee, I really don't know what to say, here…
Seedra: I guess Cream has a point. Just because Silvra's an EG Experiment, doesn't necessarily mean that she's evil. After all, I happen to be one, too, and look how I turned out.
Charmy: Hee hee, "happen to bee one". Get it? *Snickers*
Marine: *Snickers, too*
Splash: Anyway, though, I agree with Seedra. Judging from her recent behavior, along with the information that Cream provided, Silvra definitely doesn't seem nearly as destructive and evil as we thought she'd be.
Cream: *Turns to Silvra* Dr. Robotnik is a very, very bad man. You don't have to listen to him, you know.
Since I've just been brought to life, I really don't know Dr. Robotnik all that well. You obviously know him a lot better than I do, so how "bad" is he, exactly?
Tikal: Along with trying to conquer the world, he's done many horrible things, such as capturing innocent animals, turning them into his robot slaves, and forcing them to build weapons of mass destruction for him!
Mighty: Yeah, and sometime last month, when he was trying to get ahold of the Water Element Gem to use for his world domination plans, he threatened to blow up a Chao Garden if we refused to give it to him!
Splash: Even worse than that, he STILL tried to destroy it anyway, even after the gem was given to him!
Vector: Wait, what!? When'd this happen!?
Tails: That happened a while ago, Vector.
Silvra: He…seriously did all these things…?
Sonic: Yep, and the list just goes on and on. So basically, in a nutshell, Robotnik, or "Ro-butt-nik" as I like to call him, is NO GOOD!
Amy: Exactly. Robotnik's not the kind of person you should be working for, Silvra. Why not free yourself and come with us?
Cream: Yes, you really should. Even Cheese and Chocola want you to be free!
Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao! ^_^
Silvra: Heh heh… How could I possibly say "no" to them?
*Robotnik and company are watching the situation on the monitor*
Metal Sonic 3.0: Well, would you look at that? It appears we have another traitor on our hands.
Robotnik: Yes, I see. Rather than destroying them like I ordered, she's doing the exact opposite by befriending those cretins! But no matter, though… I anticipated something like this would happen, so I prepared for it just in case.
Mecha Amy: *Behind Robotnik, trying to sneak the shut-down controller from his back pocket*
Robotnik: *Turns around*
Mecha Amy: *Stops and starts whistling innocently*
Robotnik: …And just what do you think YOU'RE doing?
Mecha Amy: Um, nothing! Nothing at all!
Robotnik: *Takes the controller from his pocket* You were after THIS, weren't you?
Mecha Amy: Oh, that? No, not at all! Hee hee hee… I didn't even notice it! ^^;
Robotnik: I find that hard to believe. You're planning on betraying me, aren't you?
Mecha Amy: N-No, not at all, Doctor! I'd never dream of such a thing! ^^;
Robotnik: I saw you. I'm not blind, nor was I born yesterday, you know. How long are you going to sit there and insult my intelligence?
Mecha Amy: …
Alright, alright! I'm sorry…
Robotnik: I'll forgive you this time. Just don't let it happen again.
Mecha Amy: It won't happen again, I promise.
Robotnik: Good. I'm glad we're full of understanding for one another.
Mecha Amy: (Ooh…! I'll get ahold of it someday, just you wait! When I do, I'll break it, and that egg-shaped meanie won't be able to control my life anymore!)
Robotnik: Anyway, as I was saying, I anticipated that Silvra would be coaxed into turning against me to join Sonic and the rest of those fools, so I've prepared for it just in case.
Scorch: Exactly what is it that you intend to do, Dr. Robotnik?
Shock: Yeah, do tell.
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHA… You'll see in just a moment! *Switches the controller to "EG-005 Mode" and presses a button*
Silvra: Ghhhhh…! *Starts holding her head and kneels to the floor*
Cream: M-Miss Silvra! What's wrong!?
Silvra: I… I don't know! I…I can't describe it very well! It's…it's like I'm…! I'm being attacked…from the inside…! *Continues kneeling to the floor and holding her head*
Mighty: Is there anything we could do to help!?
Robotnik: *From the intercom* HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm afraid not!
Splash: Robotnik! This is YOUR doing, isn't it!?
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Correct you are, my dear Splash!
Slush: What have you done to her!?
Robotnik: Isn't it obvious? I'm bringing her under my complete control, of course! It's just as I told you sometime last week, Slush… I've learned from my previous mistakes. I had the strangest feeling that Silvra would have the sudden urge to turn against me, just like Squash and Seedra did, so while she was still in development, I took the liberty of making her part organic and part machine. That way, I would be able to use the special emergency controller that I invented to regain control of her in case that happens! Just to reiterate, she'll be entirely under my control! In the end, when it's all finished, Silvra will become the Goddess of Destruction she was originally meant to be, meaning that any fond memories that she currently has of YOU fools will be long gone!
Cream: NO! PLEASE STOP!
Amy: You MONSTER!
Silvra: Ghhhhhh…! N-No! NOOO! I… I WON'T let you control me, Robotnik! *Tries to resist*
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Resist all you'd like, I don't care! It won't make a bit of difference, because the end result will still be the same!
Blaze: You heartless bastard! You've gone too far this time!
Amy: That's right! How could you do something like this!?
*Just about everyone else says something similar*
Robotnik: She's MY creation; I have the right to do with her as I please!
Silvra: Ghhhhhh…! I…I don't…know how much longer… I could take this! *Continues trying to resist* C-Cream…Cheese…Chocola…and everyone else… W-When I…fall under…Robotnik's control… P-Please promise me…you'll…end my life when that time comes…
Cream: N-No! Please don't talk like that! We could never do that to you! We're…we're friends, right…? *Tears begin to fill her eyes*
Silvra: Of…of course we are…
Tikal: She's right! Taking your life isn't the answer! We'll find another way to free you somehow, without taking your life!
Cream: Yes, we promise!
Silvra: T-Thank you…
Unable to resist Dr. Robotnik's mind control anymore, Silvra has completely fallen under his control, and has reverted back to the killing machine she was originally meant to be. What will become of her and the heroes? Will they be able to find a way to free the Multi-Elemental Goddess without ending her life, as promised? Or is she bound to finish them before they have the chance? Find out next time on Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction!