Sonic GeneX - The Series: Countdown to Doomsday
Episode 5 - The End
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GeneX and related fanchars are (c) 2BIT (TheGreatGator), the author.
Previously on Sonic GeneX - The Series...
Gemini, Timothy, Astra, Copter and Illusi have been working together to train the holders of the Chaos Relics to use them in the coming battles to defend their world. Over time, Sonic, Violet, Bolt and Sonata have joined their training group.
Fera had been recruiting for the Covenant of Despair under guidance from the voice of Howler, somehow speaking from beyond the grave through the Despair Seal. However, Despair betrayed her during an attack by GUN, allowing Gunner to capture her.
Gunner enacted his plans to take over the United Federation, finding allies to help him sieze control of GUN, and then capturing the President's home, White Base. Guard turned on his master, helping the Commander and the President to escape.
Dark Copter, a creation of Lospecter, combined himself with the Phantom Ruby in order to defend Despair's base from an attack. With his power, they now intend to launch a counter-attack...
Now, resuming the countdown to doomsday...
Left unguarded, the Master Emerald began to glow. In a moment, Chaos stood at the top step of the shrine, his eyes narrowed and full of purpose...
Meanwhile, televisions across the area were tuned to Katie the coyote, delivering a breaking news story. "I'm coming to you all from about as close to Troblusk City as I can safely get. The situation here is dire, as the Covenant of Despair has returned with vicious criminals in their employ, attacking the human population of the city without mercy..." The camera switched to helicopter footage, showing Battle Birds running amok, Tabitha hurling explosive spells from her broomstick, and Nova flooding a building to flush out the scared people inside, among other horrors. "GUN has arrived on the scene, but under the orders of our self-declared President Gunner...ugh...the military force is attacking mobians indiscriminately." Katie reported as the camera panned to Gunner's troops rounding up innocents and mobsters alike. The camera turned back to Katie. "Reports also indicate that Dr. Eggman has been sighted in the area, clearly hoping to capitalize on the chaos for yet another diabolical scheme. In times like these, our nation's collective minds turn to one burning question... Where is Sonic the Hedgehog!?" An explosion rocked the area near Katie, and Dark Copter landed beside her, grabbing her microphone, the Phantom Ruby clearly visible in his chest. "Oh, Sonic! Where's Sonic! Gaahh! I've got a message for you, Sonic, and your pathetic little friends! Stop us if you can!" he growled, aiming his hand at the camera, which resulted in static taking up the screens across the area. Rainbow held Aurora tightly as she watched this report from the TV in her temple home, and looked over her shoulder to see Punchy, Gemini, Copter, Sonic and Tails behind her. "It's time..." Gemini sighed. "Be careful everyone... I have to stay and watch our baby girl..." Rainbow said. Punchy nodded. "You'll catch us on the late edition! Or, y'know, when we get back!" he chuckled. Sonic nodded, and started to lead them all out. "C'mon, let's gather up the others!" he said. Once they were gone, Rainbow heard footsteps coming from elsewhere in the house. She clutched Aurora tightly and crept to the hall to check it out. "Hey...Mom?" a voice called to her. Rainbow looked with wide eyes to see a green echidna with multicolored quills, about her own age. "...Aurora?" she gasped.
Sonic was first to reach Troblusk City, where he found Katie safe, but her equipment was in shambles. Tails, Knuckles, Gemini, Timothy, Copter, Punchy, Illusi, Shade, Blaze, Astra, Violet, Bolt and Sonata arrived soon after, looking out upon a city in chaos. "Not sure we're r-ready for this..." Bolt the turtle-creature murmured. "The static in my fur says otherwise..." Knuckles said. "You alright, Katie? Did... Well, did I hurt you?" Copter asked. Katie shook her head. "That's not you, Copter... Plus, he has the Phantom Ruby. Anyone got a counter for that?" she asked. Tails wagged his banded tails. "These, maybe?" he smiled. "Let's try not to tear up the city going overkill..." Gemini warned, "There are innocents trapped here." she said. "Not to mention, maybe Fera." Sonic added, making a few people in the group glance at him uncertainly. "She doesn't deserve to suffer as Gunner's slave." he insisted. Illusi nodded. "I will try to find her. It's my responsibility..." he said. Before they could get going, Shadow warped to their location! "Well, well! Shadow! You fighting for Gunner again, or did you see the report?" Knuckles asked. Shadow scoffed. "I'm here on request from the real President... Rouge, Omega and Guard aren't far behind me. We'll handle GUN. You guys take care of Despair." he said. "Oh, sure, leave us with the harder job, Shadow!" Sonic smirked. "What about Eggman?" Blaze asked, "Supposedly, he's out there, too." she pointed out. SPOT crawled up to Tails and let out a robotic bark. "I'll have SPOT scanning for Eggman activity. But I'll just bet he's at Eggtopia if he's planning to stage some kinda scheme." he noted. "If anyone sees Patch or Daisy, leave them to me... Mitch too, I guess..." Violet spoke up. "And uh, who are they, dear?" Astra asked. "I don't know who half the people here even are..." Sonata said sheepishly. Sonic tapped his foot. "If we keep trying to plan this, the city will get leveled to the ground. So before we get into the traditional argument, why don't we just split into teams and get movin?" he suggested. Everyone nodded. "Right!" they declared as Shadow warped away. "I'm with you, Sonic!" Tails announced. "Sure thing, bro!" he smirked. "Guess I'm with Punchy... Rainbow would never forgive me if he got hurt." Violet sighed. "Hey! I'm the one who'll watch your back!" he stammered. Knuckles picked up SPOT. "I'm on Eggman duty. I'm sick of Despair!" he grunted. With everything more or less figured out, the groups set out to save the city!
Sonic and Tails dashed into the city, finding the Battle Bird armada shooting at fleeing humans from atop their hover vehicles. Battle Lord Kukku was overseeing the havok, but sneered as he saw Tails approach. "Foooox!! I've been waiting ages for revenge upon you!" he shouted, leaping towards him and Sonic! "Ugh, this guy..." Tails groaned. "I really missed somethin', huh?" Sonic asked. Before he could move to defend Tails, he heard a gun cocked, and glanced to see Nack the weasal aiming at him from atop the Marvelous Queen. "Stay still... I'll see if I can hit fox boy through ya..." he smirked. However, his bike went tumbling over when Bolt's shell suddenly crashed into it! "Yaaargh!!" he yelped. Sonata kicked the shell back as it went spinning away, hitting Nack again! "Take out the birds! We've got this!" he said. Sonic nodded, and turned to see Tails smacking Kukku backward with a strong whip from his tails! "Gooof!! I see you've grown stronger! I've been training as well!" Kukku sneered, lifting a rather heavy-looking spiked mallet and swinging it at Tails! The tailbands glowed, and the fox vanished, causing him to miss! "Wha?? Hey, what did you?? Ooof!!" Tails began to clobber Kukku while using the tailband's invisibility. Seeing that he had this well in hand, Sonic sped after the rest of the armada, leaping at them with well-aimed homing attacks to take out their vehicles! "And you're grounded, and you're grounded! Bye bye, birdie!" he laughed, making quick work of them! Meanwhile, Bark the polar bear grabbed Sonata, stopping him from keeping up Bolt's volley. He growled, and Bean the duck jumped over, laughing at him. "Lookit you! Are you really a unicorn, or did you glue that horn to your head?" he chuckled. Sonata's horn glowed softly. "You... don't really want to do this... I feel it... You are conflicted." he said to Bark. Bolt stood up dizzily as Nack leapt from his bike and pointed his gun at him. "Shut up! You two are so toast!" he growled. Bark whimpered softly. "It's not too late... You don't have to fight for evil..." Sonata said. Bean laughed. "No one understands Bark like I do! He's gonna snap your neck now...whoaaa!!" he yelped as Bark suddenly kicked him aside, releasing the unicorn! Nack gulped, and went to shoot Bolt, but his wrist was grasped by the angry creature. "You try to hurt me!! Rrrrraaaaaagh!!" he roared, sparks flying from his bolts. "Oh, shoot..." Nack gulped. As the weasal started taking a beating, Tails was busy tying Kukku up. "Same old Battle Birds. Still hung up on conquest. You should move on, like Speedy did..." he said.
One of Tabitha's magic spells crashed against a fireball thrown from Blaze. "Gah, pointless to attack you with that Chaos Crown offering protection... I'll just destroy your little friends!" the witch cackled, turning her attention to the nearby Timothy and Astra. "Um... Can you actually fight without a wand of your own?" Timothy asked. "I'm also an alchemist!" Astra smirked, producing a batch of potions, and swishing one around to produce a shield. Tabitha struck the shield with a powerful lightning spell, cracking it. "I'll get through that quickly, pitiful wretch!" she sneered. Blaze was about to charge in while she was distracted, but a voice caught her off guard. "Hardy har har! You can't even use the crown! You're not half the cat I was!" She turned to see Lospecter smirking at her. "What are you doing here?!" she gasped. "Lookin' for opportunities. We watch TV too, you know... Informative." he smirked, "I think you should give up on the crown. Give it back to me. I was its owner first. I can use its true power..." he smirked. Meanwhile, Tabitha's spells clashed with Timothy's. Astra was using potions to strengthen Tim's magic, but it was only making them even. "My powers are far beyond yours. I draw strength neither from light or darkness, but from eldritch power older than both magic classes!" the witch taunted. "Blah, blah, it's just darkness with another label!" Timothy scoffed. "So, your last words are wasted on witless comebacks. Farewell!" Tabitha smirked, charging a huge, crackling ball of magic and tossing it! Blaze heard it coming and gasped. "No... Timothy!! Astra!!" she cried, speeding into the path of the blast! The sight that followed shocked all who bore witness. A wall of flame rose to strike at the ball of magic, while a wall of roots rose up from the ground to shield Timothy and Astra! Blaze was focusing on using both her own powers and the crown's simultaneously, and it was working! "Feline meddler! You can't repel my spell!!" Tabitha shouted. Blaze grunted and chuckled. "Who says anything about repelling it?" she smirked. Tabitha felt something grab at her broom. A vine?! Blaze controlled the vine, making it toss Tabitha down into her own spell! "Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!! Nooooooo!!" she wailed, the spell exploding on impact with her! She was left a charred, but breathing, mess on the floor. Blaze didn't have time to celebrate, though, as Astra's scream caught her attention! Lospecter's hand had reached into her chest, and her body was rapidly disintegrating into a puddle of losol slime! "You can betray me, reject me... But in the end, Astra... Your soul is MINE!" he laughed as Timothy tried to hit him with spells, only to see the spells pass through him! Lospecter scoffed and opened a portal with the Chaos Key, tossing the losol remains of Astra through. "I'll have all your souls soon..." he said ominously, escaping through the portal!
Punchy sped through the city with the power of the Chaos Boots, delivering some swift punches to the jaws of any unprepared uniformed animals that got in his way. Violet followed by using her dark powers to warp here and there, searching for her friends as she went. Eventually, Punchy stopped when he was shocked by the sight of Dark Punchy in his path! "Made you look! Eee hee hee!" laughed Eddie, who stepped through the illusion and cast the illusion of bear traps, which clamped onto the Chaos Boots! "Owww!! Yeesh, if those weren't illusions I'm sure my feet would be gone!" Punchy winced, "Still HATE illusions!" he added. Violet appeared beside him and raised her fists. "Let him go! Remember, I was trained by Fera!" she warned. "And Fera is gone... Trapped in her own ultimate despair!" came the voice of Anubis as his black mummies rose up, surrounding them! Basker rounded out the trio. "I could just cripple you with your fears and then watch as the mummies tear you limb from limb... But we owe you a slower death..." he said. They were about to attack, when blades pierced two of the mummies, and a gunshot blew up a third's head! As the mummies fell, Patch, Daisy and Mitch could be seen! "Sorry boss, life debt!" Mitch grunted. "Don't...touch...our...friend!" Daisy warned, holding up her katana. Patch hopped at Eddie and smacked him with his nunchucks, causing the illusion to fade from Punchy's feet! "Hee hee! Throwing Fera to the humans wasn't coooool!" he said manically. Basker's eyes glowed, and he paralyzed Patch, Daisy and Mitch with fear. "Nothing says we can't kill you three quickly!" he said bluntly. "I say... Chaos Avalanche!!" Punchy shouted, lifting chuncks of the street up from below Basker and Eddie's feet and tossing them straight up into the air, hurtling the hyena and hound skyward! The group turned on Anubis, but he summoned more mummies. "I can raise the dead from anywhere... Because death is the oldest, most inevitable force in our world... And fire...complements it nicely!" he said, his body being covered in flames! Violet's eyes glowed with dark magic. "Darkness does too... Bring it on!" she said, shooting a beam of dark energy at him as Anubis fired a jet of flames! Punchy tried to activate the Chaos Boots, but his feet were still in pain. "Ugh... You guys up for this?" he asked. Mitch rubbed his head and nodded. "You guys better know how to fix my foot..." he grunted. "Hee hee! I can bust the other one for symmetry?" Patch offered. "Easy there, Patch... Hurt the mummies, not our friends..." Daisy sighed. It wouldn't be easy, but together they could escape from Anubis...
Nova, wearing the Enerjak mask, had just leveled a building by flooding it and then charging the water with destructive energy from the mask. He laughed at the destruction, and that was when Shade approached him with the Chaos Gauntlets. "You... you monster! Both humans and mobians could have been in there!" she shouted. Nova turned and chuckled. "It makes no difference to me... I'm not a mobian. I am not of this world." he said. "What do you mean?" shouted Kosmo the morph, who had joined the fray along with Carrie and Talon. They'd fought their way past GUN robots and Despair agents to find Nova, and now the two morphs stood face to face. "Do you still have that annoying bout of amnesia, Kosmo? I guess you'll never remember. You were the one responsible for stranding me on this rock! But it doesn't matter...once I've fully harnessed the power of this mask, I'll rule this world!" Nova smirked. Kosmo morphed his arms into electric eels, planning to zap the aquatic morph. "You're saying what? I've been lied to? I'm not an Experiment at all? I came from space??" he asked, not much caring. Shade got bored and fired a couple blasts from the Chaos Gauntlets at Nova's head, only to watch his mask be drawn into his liquid body, his head splattered, and then regrown before the mask replaced itself. "Nice try, girlie..." he said before tossing Enerjak-charged orbs of water at the four heroes in front of him! Carrie tried to hold them back with her powers, but found she couldn't and got knocked back! "You okay, Carrie?!" Talon asked, only to notice Eddie land behind them! "Eee hee... That wasn't polite of the echidna... I think I'll take it out on you!" he said, creating illusory duplicates of himself to battle them! Carrie stood up and smirked, turning invisible. "Try and hit me, chuckles!" she said. Meanwhile, Kosmo whipped his eel-arms at Nova, zapping him and stunning him enough for Shade to deliver some solid hits! However, the mask glowed, and sent out a shockwave that knocked them both back! This gave Shade an idea, and she slammed her fists on the ground, causing the ground to shake due to the Chaos Gauntlets. This activated something akin to Chaos Avalanche, which shot up chunks of the ground beneath Nova's feet and flung him into the air! He splattered onto the ground and sank into the cracks into the street, escaping...with no sign of the mask nearby. Kosmo sighed. "I've got questions for a certain rat... But first..." his voice trailed off as he turned to where Carrie and Talon were fighting Eddie's copies. "This might be a long day..." he murmured.
Knuckles was led by SPOT, predictably, to the Eggtopia base. Sonic sped to his side. "Hey, Knux! Thought I'd check up on you while Tails is kickin' butt and takin' names... Our little boy's all grown up..." he said, sniffling. Knuckles rolled his eyes. "Eggman's in here, be ready for anything!" he said. "You mean like you getting tricked and capturing me?" Sonic teased. "I'm sorry, alright!? But I wasn't tricked, you were just bein' a jerk!" Knuckles pointed out as they headed inside. Eggman was busy tinkering with something. "Oh! Knuckles! I thought you might be Gunner or Despair or something. That'd be egg on my face! This base isn't operational anymore!" he murmured. "Ahem..." Sonic cleared his throat. "Sonic, you wouldn't attack me when I'm just recovering my own property!" the doctor stammered. "Depends what it is..." Sonic smirked. Suddenly, a couple of golden cards fell in front of Sonic and Knuckles. "...What the...?" Knuckles murmured before they exploded, sending the duo falling backwards as Conan flew above them with the Chaos Wing! "We meet again, Master Emerald guardian! This time, you'll turn over those Chaos Claws, or I'll pry them off your corpse!" he smirked. Knuckles leapt to his feet and lunged the claws forward, digging them into thin air and using them to climb after Conan! "Want 'em?? Come get 'em!!" he shouted! Sonic dusted himself off and ran after Eggman, who stood back and smirked. "Sonic, say hello to the rest of the E-X series of robots! You may recognize E-7X!" The robot he'd been tinkering on rose up, towering over the hedgehog! It was a slot machine with arms, legs, angry eyes and a "prize"-spouting maw. "...Rouletar!? Haven't seen this bozo since Tails' first fight with Copter!" he recalled. Rouletar laughed. "That was the old Rouletar, E-777! I am an E-X robot, filled with GeneX energy! I am equipped with a soul, and can think and plan!" he declared. Sonic's eyes widened, and he held back a chuckle as another robot joined Rouletar. It was a metallic body, but a familiar form. "Meowr!! Remember me? I'm E-8X now!! Firepaw!!" the robot feline announced! Eggman chuckled. "I had my virus uploaded into an appropriate body...and last but not least, E-9X! This series is keeping to single-digits so that's all folks." the doctor said hurriedly. E-9X stepped out of the shadows, his rounded form very familiar...it was Metal Eggman! "Think you can beat us all! ...In time to save Knuckles?" he chuckled. Sonic turned to look for Knuckles, but it appeared he had taken the fight with Conan outside. "Danger!! Danger!!" SPOT's alarm blared. An explosion rocked the building, and Eggman started rushing for the exit with his robots following. "That'll be Gunner! Have fun, Sonic! We'll see you soon!" the doctor shouted hastily. "Can't wait to burn you!! Meowr!!" Firepaw laughed.
As Eggman escaped, Sonic left the base to find Copter, Gemini and Illusi gathered around Knuckles. He was injured, but it seemed as though the others had chased Conan off before he could get the claws. However, Gunner was approaching with Spy, a squad of robots, and Fera in tow. Fera was fitted with a special collar, obviously designed to ensure her obedience. Sonic raced to join his friends and glared at Gunner. "Stand down, Gramps! You're already lookin' at forever in jail, don't make it worse for yourself!" the hedgehog warned. Gunner smirked and glanced at Fera. "My pet is here just for you, Sonic. Dr. Nammad combined a shock collar with a power-dampening collar, so if she steps one claw out of line, I can punish her severely without fear of her being able to hit back. But I imagine she has issues to work out with you anyway, freak!" he smirked. Fera stepped forward and grunted. "You... All of you... You used me, let me think we were friends. On this, Felicia and I agree... Your lies are the biggest betrayal of all!!" she shouted, holding up dark flames in her hands. "And how would the conversation have gone, Fera? Oh, by the way, no big deal, but before the amnesia you were tryin' ta KILL us??" Sonic pointed out, "We just wanted you to move on from all the hate..." he said. "There is no moving on from hate!" That voice wasn't Fera... Turning, the group saw Dark Copter approaching, with Anubis behind him, dragging a battered Punchy and Violet. Dark Copter had clearly had a hand in their defeat. "We'll figure out what to do with these fools later... Dark Copter, crush GUN, and Fera..." Anubis ordered. The Phantom Ruby glowed, and Shadow Chaos emerged, bonding with Dark Copter, turning him into a being of pure darkness, chaos and phantom energy! Copter gulped, but stepped forward. "No can do, Dark me! You'll have to get through me first!" he said, raising his arms defensively. "Copter...not the best time to be a hero!" Knuckles grunted. Sonic turned to Fera. "Seems like a great time to be a hero to me!" he said, heading after her. Illusi was torn between Fera and Punchy. "I can't let them down... I will fight to the last!" he said. Gunner scoffed and snapped his fingers, causing the hunter robots behind him to advance. "Don't let them escape." he sneered. Meanwhile, Dark Copter charged at Copter, only for Gemini to jump in front! "Proplasmar!!" she shouted, erecting a shield to defend them. "Copter!! You don't need to die to prove you're not that thing! Now, take my hand... We'll do it together!" she declared.
Dark Copter's hand turned into a blade and quickly pierced Gemini's shield! "My power is limitless! You'd do well to ditch him and join me!" he warned. Copter kicked the blade aside, still holding her hand. "Don't touch her!" he snapped. Nearby, Lospecter was eating popcorn and watching the fight, but he noticed Conan flying nearby. "Doth my eyes deceive me? My Chaos Cards..." he mused, flying off. As the hunter robots neared, Wrongos swarmed in, destroying a few of them. "Fera! I won't abandon you!" Illusi called. Shadow warped in as well, with Guard flying nearby. "Gunner! You'd do well to surrender!" he warned. Gunner scoffed and aimed his gun arm up at Guard. "Idiot freaks... I've got all I need..." he said as hornet robots rose up from behind the hunters! Sonic, in the meantime, was speeding around close to Fera, avoiding her dark flames without doing much to counter attack. "Fera! I know we've failed as your friends... We should have gone looking for you soon after you left us... Seeing Violet's determination to save her friends makes me realize that." he said. Fera growled and fired dark lightning at him, trying to catch him off guard by zapping at the spots he was heading! "It's too late! Look at me! The best way you can save me is to kill me!" she snarled. Sonic jumped back and gritted his teeth. "That's not true... It may have taken six months when I was captured, but I didn't give up... and remember who saved me? ...It was you!" Fera hesitated at those words, and gunner pressed a button at the side of his gun arm. "Don't even think it, freak..." he said, causing Fera's powers to cut off and the collar to shock her! Meanwhile, Gemini sliced through a weird red block produced by the Phantom Ruby using her magic, and then propelled herself and Copter skyward, the fox spinning his tails to fly her as Dark Copter tried hitting them with a shockwave caused by one of his tail whips! Frustrated, Dark Copter decided to go big. "Time to demonstrate my power..." he growled, the Phantom Ruby glowing bright as the ground quaked, and pink spikes erupted everywhere!! Gunner's robots were skewered and destroyed, while the living beings leapt out of the way in a panic! Fera stumbled to the ground as she was hit from the side, indirectly. Rushing to her, Sonic struggled with the collar, but it was Illusi who managed to disconnect it. "You're safe, Fera... I won't let them hurt you..." he said, pulling her into a hug.
Copter was forced to drop Gemini, and as she laid on the ground, injured, Dark Copter stomped her tail. "Tell me... Do you think he'll mourn you in the moments he has left?" he asked. "Will anyone mourn you?" Copter shouted, pointing Gemini's wand at him, which he'd recovered after she'd dropped it. Dark Copter laughed. "You can't use that! You can't do anything! You're feeble, and weak... a failed experiment through and through!" he shouted. Copter smirked. "That depends what the purpose of the experiment was. Hiccatastrophe!" he said with a smirk, hitting Dark Copter with a spell that caused him to hiccup furiously. "What >hic< the heck!! >hic< This won't >hiccup< stop me!!" he groaned, holding his throat and stepping off Gemini's tail. She ran to Copter with wide eyes. "You can...?" she stammered. "I was Areis, wasn't I?" he smirked. As Dark Copter was distracted, Chaos rose from a nearby sewer grate. "What >hic< do you want?" he growled. Chaos plunged his hands into Dark Copter's chest, making him howl in pain as he began to suck Shadow Chaos out of the Phantom Ruby! "He... he's taking his other half back!" Knuckles gasped. The black fluid mingled with Chaos' blue fluid before dissolving inside it, while the Phantom Ruby turned gray, cracking as Chaos took everything! It shattered as Chaos pulled his hands away, and Dark Copter stumbled forward, weakened. "Ahhh... N-no... I need... To return to you... C-copter..." he panted, shuffling towards him. Copter backed away. "No thanks. I'm whole without you." he huffed. "You don't have a choice!" Dark Copter sneered. However, Sonic leapt into the air and crashed down with a mighty homing attack, causing Dark Copter to collapse! "The man said 'No!'" he shouted. Then, Dark Copter turned into dust. "Uhhh... Whoops..." Sonic said awkwardly, scratching his head, "Didn't mean to murder him..." he sighed. "It's fine... He was so consumed with hate, this was the only way he could be at peace..." Copter sighed. At this moment, Gunner looked around and cursed. "Sonic... You distracted me. You took my pet away. You've ruined everything for the last time! I will make you PAY for this, Sonic the Hedgehog!!" he said before vanishing, a hologram. Spy jumped. "Wait, I'm not a hologram! Aaaaah!!" he yelped, scurrying away. Lospecter turned around a single Chaos Card in his hand, all he'd managed to swipe from Conan, and observed the pile of ash where Dark Copter was. "Soooonic... You dusted my minion... He was gonna clinch things for me. You are DEAD, Sonic!! Dead, dead, dead!!" he said before flying off. Anubis noticed Sonic's allies surrounding him, and he released Punchy and Violet. "You will burn for this, Sonic!! You think you have won! My Covenant of Despair will return, stronger than ever!! And we're coming for YOU!!" he vowed. Sonic sighed as he helped Fera up. "Boy, I'm makin' friends today..." he muttered. "That's what happens when you're the face of heroism." Gemini sighed.
Looking around, the heroes saw the people taking to the streets, chasing the remaining Despair goons and GUN forces out of town themselves, as the police department led by Chief Paynson, Razor the porcupine and Ridley the coati rallied them. The people began to cry out in unison. "End the hate! End the hate! End the hate!" During all this, Fera vanished into the shadows, but the rest of the heroes gathered in the center of the city in front of the clock tower. It seemed they'd won the day. "Well, you've all done real good. Inspired the heck out of the people." Kosmo told them. "You too, Kosmo?" Tails smiled. He gave an awkward smile back. Violet found Patch and Daisy nearby. "You're okay!" she cried. "We won't be for long if we don't get out of these uniforms, hee hee!" Patch chuckled. Timothy sighed. "Astra's not okay, though... Gemini... She's gone. Lospecter got her..." he sighed. Gemini gasped and started to cry, burying her face in Copter's chest as he patted her on the head. "She taught us all she could..." he said. It seemed Mitch had rushed out in the chaos, too, but overall the gang was all there. Punchy even heard Rainbow's voice joined with the chanting. "End the hate! End the hate!" she said, holding baby Aurora as she approached. "Rainbow, what in blazes are you doing here!?" he asked. "I had it on good authority that the battle would be over now. Hey, Shade. Nocturna!" she said to Shadow and Shade, making them both roll their eyes. "Who told you that?" Sonic asked, only to freeze as he heard Amy call his name. "Ohhh, no. I forgot to invite her again..." he shivered. "Yeah, you did! But I'm so glad you're safe!!" she said, hugging him tightly. Cream was with her as well, and waved shyly to Tails. "I saw you on the news... You were... very brave." she smiled. Tails smiled back. "Thanks, Cream." Behind them came Silver. "Sorry I'm late..." he said. "Ah, of course, future boy told ya it was safe!" Copter said to Rainbow. "Huh? What are you talking about. Blaze called me and asked if I could help with this battle. Seems I was too slow..." he murmured. Rainbow cleared her throat. "No, it wasn't Shiny... Uh, One, you might wanna sit down..." she said. Everyone looked to see who was approaching next. It wasn't just one person, but a group, led by the green echidna who kinda looked like Rainbow. "You all might wanna sit down, actually..." Rainbow added. Before intros could be made, though, lightning crashed against the clock tower!
It began to rain, and even more lightning crashed, striking the clock face! Everyone looked up to see a dark figure on the roof, hooded, with huge spikes on his back, red shoes and glowing yellow eyes. His voice boomed down from above. "Your time is up! My prophecy is at hand!" he declared. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all spoke his name at once. "The Doomsayer!" they gasped. The weather worsened around the tower, and the Doomsayer cackled softly. "This world's ending is at hand! As all life is snuffed out and the world becomes cold and barren, I reiterate my original prophecy... A fox of Prower blood will die, signalling the End of the End Days!" he declared. Tails shivered, and felt Cream hugging him. Copter felt Gemini holding him tighter, too. "We already beat that prophecy!" Copter shouted. "He's remaking it... Last time doesn't count I guess..." Tails gulped. Sonic stepped forward and raised a fist. "Hey, you! Don't threaten my friends! I will come up there so fast!!" he warned. The Doomsayer laughed again. "The children of doom are the Lost Ones, birthed from Doomlings, anti-life in itself. They are ready, and poised to end all life in existence. And with dark forces spread out vowing vengeance upon you in every direction, how can Sonic the Hedgehog hold back the inevitable? You cannot... no one can!" he declared. With that, lightning struck the spot where the Doomsayer stood hard, and he was gone! Then, Lospecter was heard laughing. "Nice diversion! Say hello, my dark chums!" he cackled. As Punchy turned, the Chaos Key struck him, and in an instant, Dark Punchy had separated from Punchy! "Oh, no..." Illusi gulped. Knuckles turned and tried to punch Lospecter, but missed, and he next turned the key on Kosmo! "Didja know? That super-evil Kosmogon from way back... was Dark Kosmo?" he snickered, turning the key to generate a second Kosmo! He then created a portal and escaped with the two dark forms as everyone looked in bewilderment! Lospecter cackled as he used the Chaos Key to jump from place to place. He used it on Zipp, creating a green Dark Zipp, then Vortex, forming a white Dark Vortex, and then Crash, forming a somewhat grayer-colored Dark Crash! Escaping quickly, he found Spiny and turned the key on him, creating a dark form that somewhat resembled Shadow. "VERY FUNNY!!" Spiny snapped as he watched Lospecter escape. Heather's dark form, it seemed, hadn't been resurrected with her, but Lospecter even managed to warp to distant worlds to find Zeke, creating a black Dark Zeke, and startled Lucky on the Galestrom as he finished his collection by separating Whisk from Dark Whisk! "Mee-yow!! There's another you that looks like your Halloween costume!!" Lucky gasped. "Come back home sometime, and maybe you'll learn more about this, kiddo!" Lospecter chuckled, escaping with his final dark form!
Everyone looked around in bewilderment. "Just what we need. ALL the dark forms loose." Timothy said to sum it up. Rainbow turned to the group she was going to introduce, but found they had fled in the panic. "Aw, no..." she sighed. "What now, Rainbow?" Punchy asked. "Just who were those people?" Illusi questioned, the look of confusion a bit unusual on the shrew. Rainbow cleared her throat. "Well, One... The green echidna was... She was our daughter, grown up... Everyone, those were our kids...from the future! They came to help stop the Reaper's prophecy!" she told them. "...Oh, she means the Doomsayer guy." Shade sighed. "Our KIDS!?" Amy shouted, wide eyed, "Sonic!! We can meet our kids!!" she said excitedly. Sonic began to sweat. "But, where did they go?" he asked. That was the latest in a long list of questions. It seemed now that the answers might not come...until Doomsday...
...Until the true end begins, in Sonic GeneX: Doomsday! (working title ^^;)