MOBIUS GREATEST HEROES: APOCALYPSE
PREVIEW 1: RESURRECTION
Two bandaged hands, attached to ringed cuffs were busy tinkering with small devices. The hands, which looked normal proved themselves stronger then they looked when they grabbed a green emerald-like gem and shattered it into small bits. It grabbed small shards out of the pile and put them into the smaller devices.
Five of them…they looked odd, like very small engines of sorts. They hummed to life after they were powered by the tiny emerald bits. A wicked grin came across the owner’s face, the toothy grin as insane as his glowing yellow eyes with black Scylla. He eyed several figures in front of him.
One of them lay down on a table, out cold…actually in a coma. The female Mobian echidna used to be a high ranked villainess, and now she has been reduced to a mindless plant, combination of recent recovery from survive being blown up and then spending her time as a toy for a demented vampire.
The other three were statues…or that is what they looked like. It looks more like the rock was wrapped around something rather than being carved. They looked tall, and vaguely horned. Lastly there was just a computer.
He grabbed the first three of the devices. He walked towards the statues and manifested rings form his cuffs, which connected to the statues. He stuck his hand with a device one by one through each of the statues, the rings allowing him to phase through the surface in the ring like he was a ghost.
Then he did the same, for the living comatose echidna woman, planting one of the devices in her belly, yet this time he let a dark lightning-like hex flow through the device before he inserted it inside her.
Finally, he put the final device on a platform connected to the computer. He dialed away on the keyboards, and the platform hummed to life, glowed with a blue light, and the device was broken down into molecules and disappeared. It reappears inside the computer, visible on the screen.
The insane grin grew wider as he grabbed an emeralds shard from the pile. “Perfect…” he noted as he put it on a device on the ringed cuff on his other arm. He closed the device and then activated it. As it hummed alive, so did the engines in their new vessels.
The chests of the statues and the echidna woman became briefly transparent with green energy as the power flowed through them. The woman, though not awake and unable to scream, the body started to naturally spaz as it tried to get out of its restraints as it was engulfed in black energy which shot like lightning across her body.
The statues rocked like someone tried to get out violently. Cracks appeared all over the rocky structures as green light poured from it. From the tallest of the three the face part broke off, revealing an angry looking bloodshot eye behind it. The smallest statue’s arm throbbed and the rocky parts around it broke away. A thin burnt looking arm with claw-like nails on the fingers revealed itself. From the third statue a horn popped form the head like a mushroom.
The computer overclocked as around the digitized device blue light started to form as it became trapped into a bluish sphere. Black mass started to form around it like it made a coat out of shadows. White bits of data started to form, making up pieces of something ressembling a face, as a yellow eye glowing eye became visible.
The computer, statues and echidna were engulfed in a greenish glow that would have blinded anyone who would have stared upon it. But no one saw this, aside from the wicked madman who has been setting up this experiment. And when the glow died down and he witnessed the fruits of his labour, he smiled, still wickedly but much more softly. “Welcome back, my ‘friends’.”
Where the statues once stood, stood three odd looking figures. Odd compared to even the Mobians. The best way you could describe them is that they kind of looked like Japanese ogres, that they were horned, tall and strong looking. The biggest one, obviously the leader was red, the smaller green one was female and there was another purple one, whom had his hair over one of his eyes and held a blue rose.
The echidna woman was now covered from head to toe in odd armor and robes, it looked partially Egyptian almost. But it almost felt like there has been a totally different person standing in the place where she has been. Which is not entirely untrue.
The last flashed on the screen of the computer, a black shadowy mass bearing a sharp toothed grin which would make the Cheshire cat blush, and a cat-like kabuki mask for a face (?)
“I live again…” the red Oni-like creature muttered. “Or at least what is supposed to pass for living. I still feel…cold.”
“I’m a mess…I’d rather be dead again then being seen like this.” The green female one, who looked in a mirror, and she found herself to look a bit more roughed up then she wanted to be.
“Why release me from death’s embrace? I kind of liked the cold and the dark…” the smaller purple muttered sadly.
“Once again you found me a suitable host. The guardian may have been better but this will do for now.” The echidna woman said, now a voice sounding like her own female voice and another otherworldly manly voice speaking.
“I feel great…my programming…I like what you did there.” The program from the other side of the screen said happily.
“Why are we here? Why did you bring us back, what do you want from us?” the tall red horned one asked.
“You are all here because we are all practically friends here. We look for the same thing? We want to rid ourselves of this corrupt world? Zavok…you and your cohorts tried to drain Mobius’ life force to recreate your own world. Phage…you want to absorb the best of the real world and cut out the worthless aspects like data for the virtual bin, and Enerjak…no need to explain here.” Finitevus said. “I am having a grand plan. A plan that will change everything…”
“All nice and dandy, but you are such a creep and I so totally don’t want to work with an albino freak. Zavok, dear, please tell we are not honestly associating with him?” the green one, called Zeena asked.
“I agree with the green horned organic, why would we work with you?” the program, called Phage asked.
“Because the little trinkets that brought you back are my design and are keeping you alive. If you do something to cross me, I can make it stop, and you’ll all cease to be again. I am giving you a chance, the least you can do is take it. There are many who would not pass up a second chance at life.” The ‘albino’ said. “But you are all much more useful to me alive, I didn’t pick you at random you know.”
“Who are you?” the purple one, called Zor asked.
“Call me Dr. Finitevus…the new Messiah, who will create a new world by destroying the old one. You can be part of that new world…each your own place in that world, like your own piece or recreated Planet Hex, or a taste of the physical world outside the digital one…”
“I like the sound of that…” Phage said with a toothy grin.
“I don’t…who knows the pesky blue hedgehog will show up and ruin it all for us again.” Zavok noted.
“Bad news…the only thing I enjoy. Sad isn’t it?” Zor added.
“My actions will bring forth a force even the hedgehog can’t defeat.” Finitevus assured them.
“What may that be?” Zavok asked.
“Primal Chaos…” Finitevus whispered. Phage was obvious to it, but Zavok and Enerjak looked in awe upon him.
“You got my interest now.” Zavok noted.
“You have ambition, doctor, but do you have the skills to summon him?” Enerjak asked.
“I believe I do…” Finitevus snapped his fingers and holograms appeared showing details of his plan. Zor and Zeena just scratched their heads, but Zavok, Enerjak and Phage were in good moods.
“I really like the way this specimen thinks. I am almost doubting if he really isn’t a sophisticated program himself…if I had such intellect to add on my considerably one…” Phage noted.
“We like your plan…we will be part of it. Won’t we?” he said towards his cohorts, who nodded, not daring to go in against Zavok.
“Where do we start?” Enerjak asked.
“Where it all started…Angel Island…” Finitevus said with a snear.
TO BE CONTINUED