BIT Squad: Enter the BIT-verse!
Episode 1 - The Finale Wasn't Final
Copyrights: 2BIT and most of his squad belong to the author...2BIT.
Tails and other Sonic characters (c) SEGA
Other characters belong to their respective owners (i.e. Mario (c) Nintendo, Kingdom Hearts (c) Disney/Square-Enix, Pokemon (c) The Pokemon Company/Game Freak)
The multiverse... A flimsy excuse by arguably lazy writers to get away with basically literally anything. Because literally anything IS possible if you simply say it is another universe. Plumbers can be super. Hedgehogs can be fast. Kingdom Hearts can make sense. It can happen... I am The Writer of this multiverse. I am your guide to the adventures of BIT Squad... I am also the idiot who claimed BIT Squad would in no way ever get a sequel series. Well... I guess I decided powerless 2BIT was boring. So I retconned in a pair of Power Gloves for 2BIT and 8BIT to fight over during the epic final battle in the universe of GeneX Prime. The Cosmic Arm-Wrestling Match, as we shall call it, had a few massive side effects. Also a few minor side effects. Vixy (4BIT) is blue now, for starters. 8BIT is also more blue than black now...or is it more blue than red? At any rate, he turned good. Also, one more minor thing. Hardly worth mentioning... An infinite number of 2BITs and 8BITs of varying dispositions have emerged across the known and unknown multiverse. Ooopsie. Well, it appears I need to return BIT Squad's powers somewhat, to fix this mess. Also, I'm taking the opportunity to reshuffle the Squad a bit. 2BIT's bound to think it was his idea... Well, this is all the primer you'll get. Let's check in with the realm of Byte Space...
"Remember the last episode? We called it 'Final Finale of Finality.' Why am I setting up my office again?" Stripes the tiger (32BIT) complained. 2BIT shrugged. "At least your office is still here. Half of Byte Space vanished when the Writer hit the retcon button. Also all the equipment's still fried." he pointed out. A knock sounded at the office door, and Dusk Hare (6BIT) peered in. "Hey... Mandatory Retirement Party in zero minutes. If I can't get out of it, neither can you." he groaned. Stripes yawned. "Wha? Retirement? We just got back!" he shouted. 2BIT shrugged. "Gator had a good run. I'm sending him to greener pastures. Dogson, too. Both of them are the most senior members of the Squad. They both claim to even be older than me somehow." he mumbled. 8BIT opened the door and cleared his throat. "Get in here. Gator's planning to set off fireworks!" he shouted. To avoid any fatalities, it was best to get right out there. A cake floated on an ethereal table in the main office space as the Squad was gathered around. "It's not gonna be the same here without you guys..." said Zed the zebra (24BIT). "Oooh! Reintroduce me too, Writer!" shouted Cupie Mouse (16BIT). Just to be thorough, Blocky (64BIT) was also there, but let's ignore him for now. At any rate, Gator was approaching with a ton of fireworks in his arms. "Gator! Are you trying to kill someone on your way out!?" 2BIT shouted. "...Kill? We can be killed?" Gator murmured. Dogson shrugged. "Well, you can't. I can. The rest of ya, who knows." he murmured. Gator frowned and just stood there with the fireworks while Vixy looked around, giving an awkward chuckle. "Office parties, am I right? Hey, are we going to be short staffed?" she questioned. That's when the replacements walked in.
First, 8BIT returned to the room, leading in the others. Since he was good-ish now, 2BIT's "brother" was an obvious choice to join the squad. Next up was a version of Tails who had been staying with the Squad for roughly two years anyway. 2BIT made it official, and declared him "0BIT." Lastly, a version of Dr. Bucky Stein, the rat who created the 20 genetic experiments in the main Mobian dimension BIT Squad looked after. "I'm told this team is in serious need of a new voice of reason." the rat stated. Stripes and Vixy both looked a bit offended at the implication as 2BIT chuckled softly. "More like, you're the new nostalgia guy. You can have Dogson's number... I wanna say it was 10BIT?" he murmured. Dogson shrugged. "Whatever. Good luck, doc. Congrats on being returned from the dead." he stated. To be fair, we never saw a body, for all you know Bucky never died. "Wait! What about Infinity-BIT?? Aren't you gonna need one?" Gator babbled. "You were 5BIT, dang it!!" Stripes grunted. The others shrugged. "If we need you, we'll summon you." 2BIT said to the costumed man. Gator's eyes narrowed. "You're not the boss of me....... Oh, hey! Cake! ...I wanted pie." he babbled, easily distracted. Tails watched the Squad chattering and looked a bit shy, so 2BIT walked over to put him at ease. "Don't worry, you'll fit in fine after a while. Besides, I couldn't leave you in your world, seeing as 8BIT turned your Sonic into a Scourge..." he grumbled, glaring at 8BIT. "I said I was sorry, yeesh!" 8BIT sighed. The old him sure wasn't sorry. At any rate, there are too many characters here, and your Writer is still pretty tired from writing 2021's stories, so let's skip past the party, shall we?
So, we've skipped to the part where Gator and Dogson have departed for the land of retired characters. Or wherever they're going. Goodbye guys, thanks for the awkward memories. Now, Tails and Bucky were examining the equipment in Byte Space along with Blocky, trying to get things back online. "You know, I was a medical doctor, not a tech nerd..." Bucky noted, "Weren't you gods? Can't you...god this thing up?" he asked. "That a scientific term?" 8BIT cracked. 2BIT sighed. "We're not gods, we're demigods. There's an...undefined difference. Plus, we hardly have our current power sets figured out. And I don't think we will figure Dusk and Cupie out for a bit..." he muttered, glancing at the two of them playing cards in the corner. Stripes shrugged. "I can expend all my energy into a super-blast and then fall asleep. Otherwise, I'm just a beaurocrat." he stated. "Blip beep, I'm a deus ex machina for the Writer, basically." Blocky admitted. 8BIT shrugged. "I think Vixy and I just have all the powers of 2BIT...if he could figure those out." he grumbled. 2BIT scratched his head. "Well... I can materialize my own weapons and armor... Gotta make new stuff for that. I can also do lightning...kinda like Bucky. And I have attained the ability to open portals to other worlds on my own. Oh, and I can actually control StarFox Zero without getting frustrated!" he said. "You lie! No one can control StarFox Zero!" Tails shouted. At any rate, Zed yawned and approached. "I can draw stuff into existence. Think I could just draw new equipment?" he asked. Blocky beeped an alarm. "Error. Using that OP ability in Writer-unapproved ways will lead to the Multiverse imploding!" I'll have to come up with harder limits on Zed's ability. However, I'll allow him to draw a window to other worlds...temporarily.
The window that I forced Zed to draw revealed to the Squad some startling truth. As the scene shifted to various universes, they could see, a multitude of 2BITs and 8BITs, spread across those many worlds! This reboot...has a plot! "...2BIT? That Cosmic Arm Wrestling Match... How much control did either of you have?" Vixy asked. "Enough for me to reach across the multiverse and fix a few worlds the Lost Ones had obliterated... Oh, frak." 2BIT gasped, seeing that 8BITs were wreaking havoc across the multiverse. The original 8BIT's face lit up. "Oh, yeah! Hah, this is funny, you're gonna laugh! So, in my last moments as an evil-you, I kinda exerted some control to create a whole bunch of copies of myself so I couldn't really be defeated! Your will must've got mixed in there and made a bunch more yous, too! Hilarious, huh?" he said, chuckling awkwardly. "I always thought Gator would cause something like this..." Zed groaned. "Haha!!" Vixy laughed, "Guess you ARE the new Infinity-BIT!" she joked, grinning at 2BIT. Bucky shook his head. "This is serious. The entire balance of the Multiverse could be undone by having too many godly cooks in the kitchen... Right?" he asked. Stripes jolted awake. "Cook! Dogson was our only cook!! How will we survive!?" he cried. Bucky rubbed his forehead and sighed. "I'm a big boy, I can cook..." he grumbled. Still, this whole BIT-verse thing was a lot to comprehend. Way too much for our Squad to come up with a plan for this chapter. 2BIT threw up his hands. "Alright! This is an all hands on deck situation! Everybody, I want you all on surveillance until the Writer comes up with an idea for the next chapter!" he shouted. I'm going to send 2BIT a note about keeping the integrity of the 4th Wall intact between chapters as well. Until then... I hope you'll look forward to joining us for more utter nonsense.