2BIT & GeneX at the Olympic Winter Games
Chapter 12 - Showdown at Eggman's Base
Notes: Sonic the Hedgehog and related characters are (c) SEGA and Sonic Team. You knew that, right?
Super Mario characters are (c) Nintendo. I'm sure you knew that, too.
GeneX, its related fancharacters, and other original characters in this story are (c) 2BIT (TheGreatGator).
The story thus far:
The Olympic adventure has now reached its final stage! Our heroes have fought 8BIT and his band of villains valiantly, and so far obtained 2 Chaos Emeralds, 8 Power Stars, and 2 of the mysterious Orbs. Meanwhile, 8BIT has claimed 2 Chaos Emeralds, 3 Orbs, and an unknown number of Power Stars. After concluding their adventures at Icepeak, our heroes learned that the cannon leading to the final showdown at Blizland had been wrecked! Luckily, Gator arrived with his green pirate ship and a crew of friends, and offered to ferry the group to Blizland. It took longer than the cannon would have, but now our heroes have arrived...
Now, on to the next chapter!
Upon arriving at Blizland, everyone on Gator's ship was shocked by what they found. Blizland had apparently fallen to Bowser and Dr. Eggman, and the whole island was split in two. One side of the island was dominated by a partially constructed castle, while the other had been converted into a high tech base. Everyone got off Gator's ship and discussed how to proceed. They were quickly met by Bucky and his trio of experiment minions, who had gotten there much earlier thanks to Shadow Arcangel. "I have bad news for all of you. Bowser and Dr. Eggman have turned this island into a horrible fusion of Bowser's castles and Eggman's bases." Bucky informed the group. "That's kinda obvious." Copter pointed out. "I never would have guessed!" Gator argued. Vortex pointed to the two sections of the base behind him. "Variousss villainsss have taken up resssidence inssside." he hissed. "They're waiting for you guys. They plan to take you all down." Crash added. "They wanted to recruit us, too, but the master declined." Zipp finished. Punchy raised an eyebrow. "You didn't join 'em? Why? You hate us." he said. Bucky shook his head. "I hate THEM. They ruined my vacation. I never even got to see Mario. I've come here to join your efforts to stop them. If we fail, they may bring trouble to all our worlds." he explained. 2BIT nodded. "Right. We have to move fast and liberate the Chaos Emeralds, Power Stars, and Orbs that 8BIT's collected. So, you all should split up. I'll proceed into the island alone, going down the center. Maybe I can draw out 8BIT and finish this." he said. "How should the rest of us split up, then?" Dog wondered. About half of the people pointed in each direction. "I WANNA GO THAT WAY!" they shouted. Oddly, many allies pointed in opposite directions, including Copter and Punchy. Punchy wanted to go to the Eggman side of the island. "We should go THAT way, Copter! It's familiar, like a home field!" he said. "Exactly. I'm sick of Eggman. I'm going the other way!" Copter insisted. Jimmy and Gator were having a similar argument. "Head for that side! It looks safer!" Jimmy insisted, pointing to Eggman's side. "But castles have treasure!" Gator argued. Meanwhile, Bucky decided for his experiments where they would go. "Vortex, Zipp, you two head for the Eggman side. Crash and I will take the Bowser side." he said. Vortex and Zipp looked displeased with the decision. "But I wisssh to go with you!" Vortex protested. "No, me! Let Crash go with Vortex!" Zipp argued. "You two work best together, so there'll be no more arguing! Get going!" Bucky insisted. Thus, Punchy and Jimmy led half the group to Eggman's side, while Copter led the other half to Bowser's side.
News Brief! > Bucky is the creator of the experiments, and the discoverer of the mysterious life force known as GeneX. His past is shrouded in mystery.
Punchy's group consisted of himself, Rainbow, Illusi, Vortex, Zipp, Jimmy, Zeppo, Melody, and Wings. It was just a slightly smaller group than Copter's, but with Jimmy's Narrator talking every step of the way, they weren't lonely. "Jimmy was horrified as he and his group entered the technological nightmare of Dr. Eggman's base." the voice said. Jimmy groaned at him. "The only thing that horrifies me is that YOU decided to follow this group, too." he said. Rainbow was humming cheerfully as they explored Eggman's wintry base. "What are you so happy about, Rainbow?" Punchy wondered. "This is kinda fun, like a field trip. Or camping. Anyone got marshmallows?" Rainbow asked. "Um... Gator probably has some, but he's not here..." Melody said thoughtfully. Vortex rolled his eyes. "Will you all be sssseriousss! Thisss isss the bassse of the enemiessss!" he said. Zeppo laughed at him. "This guy hisses so much, he sounds even less serious. Anyway, lighten up. It's not like we're gonna be outnumbered or anything." he said. Just then, they reached a large platform where Char and Alpha were waiting with Spiny and a host of Egg Pawns. "Freeze, intruders! You're outnumbered!" Char shouted. "Aw, it figures..." Wings frowned. Alpha fired a shot at him, forcing him to jump. "Whoa! Hey, why me?" he asked. "No talking in the house! Only sign language!" Alpha said. Spiny shook his head in annoyance. "Don't listen to him. He's an imbecile. We're here guarding this, keeping it from the likes of you!" he said, holding up the White Chaos Emerald. Vortex and Zipp stepped forward. "Cut it out, Spiny! The master's against these goons! Turn over the Chaos Emerald!" Zipp ordered. Spiny put the emerald away. "Can't do it. You don't know what you're up against here. If you go against 8BIT, you'll be toast. Of course, I wouldn't expect inferior experiments to understand." he said. Vortex glared at him furiously. "That'ssss it! I'm ssssick of you and your attitude! You're jussst like Sssssonic!" he hissed. Spiny stomped around in a fit. "Stop it, stop it, stop it!!! You dare to associate me with that... stupid... All right, all you robots! Attack!!!" he commanded.
The Egg Pawns raced ahead to battle the heroes, carrying lasers and lances. Although the heroes were outnumbered, Char still looked a bit worried. "Maybe we should have brought something better than Egg Pawns. I mean, they've got some tough looking guys in their group... And even a dragon!" he pointed out. Alpha shook his head. "It'll be fine. I just gotta stop anything that's blue! Heeey... That dragon's blue..." he said, aiming his laser at Zeppo. He carefully lined up his shot, and once Zeppo was perfectly targeted, he switched targets and fired at Wings again! Wings jumped over the Egg Pawn he was fighting and ran up to Alpha. "Why are you picking on me!? There's lots of other guys here!" he shouted. Alpha started shooting at him, forcing him to flee. "Bad bluey! You remind me of that blue robot called Alpha! I blast you good!" the crazed robot shouted. Char started laughing at the situation. "You're so crazy, Alphie!" he chuckled. Meanwhile, Spiny and Zipp were busy shooting at each other with their Chaos attacks. "Hold still, Spiny! I'll give you a nice scar so you don't look like Sonic anymore!" Zipp said as he was shooting his stinger at Spiny. "I told Eggman he needed bug zappers in his base!" Spiny shouted, shooting Chaos Spears all over the place. Vortex was watching their shootout with a look of annoyance. "Thissss issss getting ussss nowhere. I'll have to ssssettle thissss myssself." he said, running toward Spiny. "Chaossss Inferno!" He fired a powerful beam from his hands, but Spiny quickly rolled out of the way. "Ha ha ha! Not even two of you can defeat me!" Spiny taunted. Zipp laughed at him. "Look, it's Sonic's famous spin technique! Next we'll see him running along walls!" he teased. Spiny growled at him. "That does it! Spear Storm!!" Chaos Spears began erupting from Spiny's back and soaring around the area in random directions, forcing all of the heroes to react. Several of the Egg Pawns were destroyed by the spears, and Alpha was about to move out of the way to avoid some as well, when Wings grabbed him with his tongue! "Whath's ur urry?" he said, holding Alpha in place so a spear hit him! As Wings let go, Alpha began tumbling around in midair. "Mayday! Mayday! Tuesday! Everything's right side up! Bwaaaa!!" As Alpha regained his balance, he glanced around and saw Spiny finishing his Spear Storm. "Hey! It's Sonic the Porcupine! Get him!" Alpha shouted, shooting his lasers at Spiny! "What in the... Hey!! STOP THAT!! I'm NOT Sonic!!" Spiny protested, fleeing from Alpha's laser. "That's what they all say! Get the blue guy!" Alpha yelled. Spiny found Zipp blocking his way as he fled the lasers. "What do you want!? Beat it, bug!" he yelled before throwing something at him. Zipp caught it, and Spiny realized he'd made a mistake. "Oh, crud... I just tossed the Chaos Emerald!" he groaned. Alpha's lasers crashed around his feet, and he started running away. "That does it! I hate Canada! I'm going somewhere safe! Like Troblusk City!" he shouted. As he left the area, Alpha stopped chasing him. "Aw, I'm bored. Let's go play in traffic!" he said, flying away. Char followed him slowly. "But, Alpha! What about the Chaos Emerald! Come back!" he shouted. By now, the Egg Pawns had been finished off, so the group prepared to head deeper into the base. "That was a weird ending." Jimmy said. Punchy shrugged. "Never mind that. We'd better keep moving!" he said.
News Brief! > Spiny is Experiment 9, a porcupine who heavily resembles Sonic. This seemed to be a joke on Bucky's part, but Spiny is not amused.
The group soon arrived at a section of the base with dark, seemingly bottomless pits between each platform. Linking these platforms were a series of lift platforms on rails. It would have been simple enough to navigate, but dozens of Egg Flappers were patrolling the area, each equipped with lasers. "Jimmy's group had hit a dead end. It would be suicide to attempt to cross these chasms." the Narrator said. Jimmy glanced down the cliff nervously. "You know, I think for once I agree with you, Florence." he said. Melody shook her head. "You're a real coward sometimes, Jimmy." she said. "Am not!" Jimmy snapped. Illusi stepped forward. "Don't fret, people. This will be a piece of cake, so long as that dragon will give me a ride." he said. Zeppo nodded. "Sure. We'll clear the skies here!" he agreed. Illusi jumped on Zeppo's back, and they flew out towards the robots. Illusi conjured up some Wrongos and sent them after the Egg Flappers. Seeing this, Rainbow was first to board the lift platform. "Follow me, everyone! This should be perfectly safe, now!" she said. Luckily, there were three lifts heading for the same platform, so the group was able to board them without leaving anyone behind, though they all were reluctant to go so quickly. The lifts began moving, and Zeppo began using his icy breath to assist the Wrongos in battling the Egg Flappers, but suddenly, a few laser blasts came out of nowhere to destroy several of Illusi's Wrongos! The shooter emerged from above, hovering in the air using a jetpack. "Ha ha ha ha ha! Foolish Earthlings! Grovel before the might of the intergalactic conqueror, Spacey!" It was the same alien Copter had faced at Icepeak, and he gathered the rest of the Egg Flappers to join him in fighting with the heroes! "The end." said the Narrator. Jimmy gulped as the lift carried them towards the danger. "I sure hope everyone brought weapons for this..." he muttered. Punchy shrugged. "It's no problem. Look, Illusi and Zeppo are doing fine." he pointed out. Illusi had summoned more Wrongos and Zeppo was shooting his ice breath at Spacey, which the alien could avoid easily, but shooting back at the same time was difficult. "Blast! I underestimated them! Fall back!" Spacey yelled, leading the Egg Flappers to the next set of rails. The lifts soon reached the first platform, but the group would have to board another set of lifts to move on, and these were going in different directions.
There were several rails running in different directions, crisscrossing around the area. Zeppo and Illusi flew ahead to take on Spacey and the Egg Flappers while the rest of the group boarded the lifts. Punchy, Rainbow, and Wings took one lift, Jimmy and Melody boarded another, and Vortex and Zipp took the third. As the lifts started carrying them in different directions, two more lifts were approaching from the other end, following their own rails. "This is as far as you go!" said Polar, who was riding one of the two lifts. "Kong smash you all!" roared Killer Kong, who was on the other lift. Their lifts would be passing the heroes' lifts several times along the way, but Polar chose to start firing his beams at them right away, rather than waiting until they got closer! Jimmy and Melody ducked under one of the beams as it passed. "Great, and I was worried about the gorilla!" Jimmy said as he drew his Windy Sword. "I'll fight them off with my magic!" Melody added, creating a fireball in her hand. Wings jumped off of the lift and flew ahead, hoping to aid Zeppo and Illusi as the Egg Flappers started shooting. "Great. We could have used his tongue here." Punchy grumbled. "Well, I'm sure you'll protect us, One!" Rainbow said. Zipp flew away from his lift as well, carrying a gun in each hand. "Leave it to me, Vortex!" he said. Vortex smiled slightly, happy to have a lift all to himself. "Come clossser, foolsss. I'll crusssh you all!" he hissed. The lifts soon began passing each other in the crisscrossed section of the rails. Killer swiped at Jimmy and Melody with his powerful arms as they passed, but they backed away in time to avoid it. "Dumb monkey! Eat wind!" Jimmy shouted, using his sword to send a small tornado in Killer's direction. However, it had little effect. "Brrr... Loser kid! You make it colder in here!" the gorilla shouted, causing Jimmy to get mad. "Loser!? Did he say loser!? Come back here and say that, you banana-licking chump!!" he yelled. Meanwhile, Punchy and Rainbow had to duck Polar's beams as they passed him, while Vortex shot back with his Chaos Inferno. Polar's beam struck Vortex's, causing a small explosion that did little to anyone. "He'sss not bad..." Vortex muttered. Polar held out a remote control and pressed some buttons, causing the rails to move in some places, setting them up to lead the lifts in circles. "No one's going anywhere until you surrender! And while you think about it, we'll help you make your decision!" he shouted. As the lifts turned to lead everyone around again, Spacey began shooting at the heroes on the lifts as well. "I will convert you all into ashes! Prepare to be vaporized!" he laughed. Zeppo, Wings and Zipp were too preoccupied with the robots to stop Spacey. "Hang in there, guys! We'll be there to help as soon as we can!" Zeppo said, "I hope..."
Killer Kong quickly got bored waiting for his lift to pass the others, and jumped off of it, acrobatically leaping from rail to rail in order to try to catch the other lifts. Soon, he landed on Punchy and Rainbow's lift, and immediately began fighting with Punchy! "Argh! Stupid ape! Get away from us!" Punchy yelled as he struggled against the large gorilla. "Kong say YOU must leave!" Killer roared, grabbing Punchy and hurling him off the lift! "Oh, no! One!!" Rainbow shouted. Luckily, Wings was there to catch Punchy on his back. "Need a lift?" he asked. Punchy pointed back to the lift with Killer and Rainbow. "Giddyap! We gotta help Rainbow!" he said. Killer Kong quickly subdued Rainbow, grabbing her by the arms. "Eeek! Stop it! OK! I surrender!" Rainbow pleaded. Polar's lift was nearing Killer and Rainbow at that moment. "Well done, monkey. Take her hostage." he ordered. Spacey flew over as well. "Hold her still! I will finish her with my super laser!" he said, aiming at her with his laser that resembled a toy. Polar's eyes went wide. "What are you doing!? She surrendered! Just hold her hostage!" he insisted. Killer shook his head. "Kong must kill! Go, spaceman!" he growled. Polar used his remote to reverse his course and chase Killer and Spacey. "Have you no remorse at all? Stop aiming that gun!" he yelled. Spacey laughed at him. "Dumb Earth bear. All enemies will be executed after our conquest anyway. Ready... Aim..." Rainbow whimpered and shut her eyes as Spacey prepared to fire. "I can't watch..." she muttered. Suddenly, a powerful beam smashed into Spacey and sent him tumbling off course! "Dratted Earthlings!!!" Spacey shrieked. Killer turned around to see Polar pointing his arms at him. "Drop her!" he ordered. Killer obeyed, and was promptly knocked off the lift by Wings's tongue! "Thake thath!!" Wings said with his tongue hanging out. Killer grabbed the bottom of the rail to avoid falling, and Spacey was now chasing Polar's lift. "You can't betray us! You got your powers from 8BIT! And he'll take them away before he kills you!" the alien warned. Polar scoffed at him. "He'll have to catch me first. I'm sick of being his pawn!" he said, pressing buttons on his controls again. The tracks changed to their original positions, so that the heroes could escape. "Go, all of you! I'll handle things here!" Polar shouted. "What!? Why are YOU helping us?" Jimmy asked. Polar shrugged. "I wanted power... Because I felt weak. I was a coward... But my cowardice ends now! Get going! I'll be all right!" he shouted. Punchy and Wings landed back on the lift with Rainbow as the lifts all turned away from the crisscrossed area and moved on. "Thanks, bear! Good luck!" said Rainbow, waving back at Polar, who had already drawn away the Egg Flappers and was blasting them to bits. "What? You all made it? Great, now I have to continue narrating..." the Narrator muttered. "Thanks for your support, Florence!" Jimmy chuckled as the lifts arrived at the next platform, and everyone made it safely.
News Brief! > Rainbow lives in a secret city underneath Station Square, where she is supposed to guard a relic. However, she doesn't know where the relic actually is.
Proceeding further into the base, the group soon found two of the Power Stars 8BIT had collected so far. They were floating in an open area just before a hallway, and there appeared to be no guards watching them. "Hmmm... Could we really be this lucky?" Zeppo wondered. Everyone shook their heads. "No way..." they said. "Jimmy and his companions had a feeling of dread as they reached this seemingly empty space. His cowardice was catching." the Narrator teased. Jimmy started grinding his teeth angrily. Melody let out a sigh. "Don't listen to him, Jimmy. We're being cautious because it's such an obvious trap, and everyone knows it." she said. "Sssso, who wantsss to sssspring the trap by going for thosssse sssstarssss?" Vortex asked. Illusi raised his hand and called a Wrongo. "Best to be on the safe side this deep into enemy territory." he said. The Wrongo slowly hovered over towards the stars, looking back and forth cautiously as it went. It soon grew confident that it was safe and dashed to the stars. Unfortunately, it wasn't safe. From under the floor, King Boo rose up and slammed into the Wrongo, destroying it! "GHOOOOOOST!!" screamed Wings, running behind Zeppo to hide. "You're more clever than you look! But it will not save you from the wrath of King Boo!" the royal ghost proclaimed. Jimmy scratched his head. "King Boo? Are you any relation to Boo from the Zronia Graveyard?" he asked. "Jimmy missed the point, as always." the Narrator said. "Who asked you?" Jimmy growled. Punchy was the first to approach King Boo. "You again, huh? This time, I'll make you wish you never rose from the grave!" he yelled, raising his fists. "I don't think it'll be that easy, One..." Rainbow pointed out. King Boo laughed at Punchy. "You, defeat me? You couldn't even best your own pathetic friends if you tried. I think... Why don't we test that theory, and this new toy 8BIT prepared..." he chuckled. Punchy shook a fist at him. "What are you going on about? Quit stalling! Put 'em up!" he shouted. King Boo held up a black Power Star with an angry looking face. Wings peeked at it from behind Zeppo and gasped. "A Dark Star! But I thought the only Dark Star was destroyed!" he said. King Boo let out a soft chuckle. "Yes, the old star vanished along with Fawful, but 8BIT crafted a new one after studying the Power Stars! Now let me test it out..." King Boo tossed the Dark Star at Punchy, who caught it in his hands. "Ha! You'll have to do better than that!" Punchy taunted. "Just wait..." King Boo grinned. Suddenly, a dark light surrounded Punchy. "Ugh... I don't feel so good..." he groaned. Illusi watched in shock as the star began to transform Punchy! "Everyone, get back!" he shouted. In moments, the transformation was complete. Punchy had become Dark Punchy! King Boo let out a ghastly laugh. "Beautiful! Now, Dark Punchy, destroy those meddlesome fools!" he ordered.
Dark Punchy held his head and thrashed about, seemingly out of control. "One! He's trying to hold back Dark One!" Rainbow realized. "What in the heck is going on? Hey, Punchy! Stop acting crazy!" Jimmy said, walking over to reason with Dark Punchy. "Get back, ya dufus!" Zipp shouted. "Huh? Why?" Jimmy wondered. Suddenly, Dark Punchy unleashed a shockwave of dark energy, which hurled Jimmy several feet backward! "Ooof!! OK, I get it!" he groaned. "With Jimmy downed, they were all doomed!" the Narrator decided. King Boo cackled at his apparent success. "Now, my dark minion! Finish them!" he ordered. Dark Punchy turned around and glared at him with an intense fury. "Excuse me?" he growled. King Boo frowned, and before he could speak, Dark Punchy unleashed another dark shockwave towards him! The blast knocked King Boo through a wall, which he quickly flew back through and shook his fist at Dark Punchy. "Insubordinate punk! Just wait until I tell 8BIT!" he said, flying off. With King Boo gone, the group now had to contend with Dark Punchy. "OK... How do we handle this?" Wings said worriedly. "Jussst have Zipp ssshoot him." Vortex suggested. "But wait, he's still Punchy inside, isn't he?" Melody pointed out. Illusi and Rainbow stepped forward. "Dark One! Listen to me! You have to fight it! Remember who you are! Remember who your friends are!" Illusi shouted. "Calm down, One! That nasty ghost is gone now!" Rainbow pleaded. Dark Punchy shot a wave of dark energy at them, but Rainbow and Illusi held their ground. "We have to get that Dark Star away from him!" Illusi realized. Rainbow continued to approach Punchy, hoping to get through to him. "It's me, One! I know this isn't what you are! You're good inside! You can fight it!" she said. Dark Punchy continued sending dark shockwaves through the area, keeping everyone from getting close, but Rainbow pressed on anyway. Illusi sent Wrongos after the Dark Star, but they were destroyed by the shockwaves easily. "Illusions aren't going to cut it..." Illusi growled. However, as Rainbow got closer to him, Dark Punchy grew more hesitant. "No! Get back! I must... be free!" he snarled. "One! You can do it!" Rainbow shouted. Dark Punchy grabbed her by the throat as she reached him. "I... must... No! Gotta... fight... Kill... No... Aaaaaaaahhhh!!!" Suddenly, Punchy released Rainbow and hurled the Dark Star away! The Dark Star fell over the edge of the platform and into the darkness, and Punchy returned to normal. "One! Are you OK?" Rainbow asked. Punchy held his head for a moment. "Let's finish this before I get a migraine..." he groaned. The rest of the group ran over to make sure he was OK, but they still were far from celebrating. Metal Sonic emerged from the hallway and let out a few loud beeps, waving its hand at the group. "I think he wants us to follow him..." Wings noticed. Jimmy nodded. "Good! Let's end this!" he grinned. "Don't forget the Power Stars!" Melody reminded everyone. Illusi walked over and grabbed the stars. "Let's go!" he said. "The final battle was near! Finally!" the Narrator narrated as the group followed Metal Sonic.
News Brief! > All experiments made by Bucky have dark forms that take over when the experiment is in a state of heavy emotional strain. Punchy was the first to fall victim to this glitch.
The group soon arrived at the back of Eggman's Base. Metal Sonic joined Eggman Nega and an army of black Egg Pawns there, ready to take on the group of heroes. Eggman Nega was piloting a slightly modified version of his Egg Mobile, which was loaded with weapons, such as lasers and missile launchers. "Hee hee hee hee! Look at this! A band of heroes has come to meet their doom! Or were you perhaps seeking these?" Nega held up an Orb and a Chaos Emerald. Jimmy recognized the Orb right away. "The Orb of Wind! The one Jack took after we beat Dr. Spizzy before! So, he IS working with all of you!" Jimmy realized. Punchy recognized the emerald Nega was holding, too. "And that's the purple Chaos Emerald 8BIT snatched from Wario and Waluigi. You give those back!" he shouted. Eggman Nega laughed at him. "Hee hee hee! Such a commanding tone! But I grow weary of this Olympic idea of sportsmanship. So I stacked the numbers, and the odds, in my favor! Let's just see you try and take these from me! Attack!" he commanded. The black Egg Pawns ran to fight the heroes with their lasers, but the heroes were not about to back down now. "Think the odds are in your favor, do you?" Jimmy grinned. "You don't know who you're messing with!" Zipp added. "We beat all the other guards around here!" Wings pointed out. "And you're going down next!" Punchy shouted, leading the charge as the heroes met Eggman Nega's challenge! The black Egg Pawns had them highly outnumbered, and quickly surrounded them, but they were far from giving up! Punchy and Jimmy fought their way through the Pawns, heading for Eggman Nega. Vortex and Zipp destroyed dozens of Egg Pawns with ease, Vortex using his chaos powers and Zipp using his weapons. Melody and Zeppo worked together to take on more of the enemies using Melody's magic and Zeppo's ice. Even Rainbow was fighting, with help from Illusi's illusions to cover her. Wings took to the sky, and began swallowing Egg Pawns to turn them into eggs, which he threw back down to take out more of the enemies. The chaos of the battle kept most everyone too busy to worry about Eggman Nega, but Punchy and Jimmy soon reached him. "Your little army's gonna be toast any minute now!" Punchy informed him. "Give it up, fatty!" Jimmy added. Eggman Nega chuckled at them. "My army is little more than a diversion. While you're all busy, I'll blast you to bits one by one!" he declared. Punchy stepped forward to challenge him, but he was suddenly knocked away by Metal Sonic! "Gah!! Oh, you, huh? Fine! I'll go through you first! Take over, Jim!" Punchy shouted. Jimmy raised his sword to challenge Eggman Nega. "And so, Jimmy was about to die. At least he would not have to die as slowly and painfully as the others." the Narrator said. Jimmy shook his head. "You'd think the Narrator would give me a LITTLE credit by now... Bring it on, tubby!" Jimmy said.
News Brief! > Jimmy's Narrator initially took his job very seriously. However, Jimmy constantly interacts with him, which causes him great annoyance.
Eggman Nega began firing his weapons at Jimmy without mercy, and Jimmy was not the fastest guy in the world. Luckily, the wind from his sword was strong enough to deflect the missiles, but he was forced to back away from Eggman Nega to avoid his lasers. "Me and my big mouth. How am I supposed to fight this?!" he complained. "You don't have to. Just stand still and the result will be the same." Nega grinned. As several missiles came soaring towards him, Jimmy braced himself. "This is gonna hurt..." he whimpered. Suddenly, Jimmy felt something lift him up and carry him away from the missiles! "Huh? Wha? I'm not barbequed?" he muttered. Looking down, he saw that he was now riding on Wings! "You looked like you needed a hand!" the Yoshi said. "Thanks! Now fly me over to that balloon-guy in the flying chair! I'll fix him!" Jimmy requested. As Wings flew after Eggman Nega, Punchy managed to chase Metal Sonic near Eggman Nega again, too. "Stop speeding around and fight, Metal Sonic! You've gotta be the wimpiest Sonic copycat I've ever met!" Punchy taunted. Metal Sonic beeped at him angrily and started hitting Punchy with homing attacks! Punchy attempted to avoid them and hit Metal Sonic as he passed, but the robot was too fast. "Why couldn't it be Spiny HERE? Or Alpha? Hold still you glorified alarm clock!" Punchy yelled. Wings and Jimmy weren't doing much better. Eggman Nega kept shooting at them so they couldn't get close. "We need a projectile of our own..." Jimmy grumbled. Suddenly, he noticed Punchy and Metal Sonic. "Hmmm... Take us that way, mini-Zeppo." he suggested. "Sure, but I'm not a dragon..." Wings pointed out. As they neared Punchy, Metal Sonic hit him again, but this time Punchy managed to catch him, and was struggling as Metal Sonic attempted to spin through him. "Up here! I'm open!" Jimmy shouted. Punchy glanced up and nodded. "He's all yours! Catch!" He spun around and tossed the balled up Metal Sonic into the air, and Jimmy quickly pointed his sword at him. "Let's see how you like being shot at!" Jimmy said, sending the wind from his Windy Sword blowing into Metal Sonic, sending him crashing into Eggman Nega's Egg Mobile! The impact caused an explosion, causing the weapon upgrades to crash down from the Egg Mobile! Meanwhile, the other heroes made their final attacks and wiped out the rest of the Egg Pawns! The Egg Mobile crashed to the ground, and the Orb and Chaos Emerald rolled away from it, right to Punchy's feet. "I'll take those!" he said as he picked them up. Eggman Nega and Metal Sonic climbed out of the wrecked Egg Mobile, and seeing so many heroes banded together against them, glared at each other furiously. "This was all YOUR fault!" Nega yelled. Metal Sonic beeped angrily in response before running away. With his only remaining ally gone, Eggman Nega jumped back into his Egg Mobile and pressed some buttons. The ship quickly started making repairs to itself as it began to take off. "You'll regret this! You'll see! Soon all your efforts will come to nothing! Hee hee hee hee hee!" said Eggman Nega as he escaped. "Thus, Jimmy somehow managed to defeat Eggman Nega and reclaim the rest of the treasure in the base." the Narrator grudgingly said. "Somehow? We know how. Teamwork!" Jimmy said. Illusi nodded. "Yes, half this battle seems to be won, thanks to our efforts." he said. Vortex pointed to a bridge leading to the center of the combined fortress. "Exactly. Half the battle! Let'sss move!" he suggested. "Yeah! Follow me, everyone!" Rainbow shouted, leading the way. Punchy looked thoughtful as the group moved on. "This went well for us. I sure hope Copter's doing as well..." he thought. He wouldn't have long to find out, as the battle was nearing its end...
To be continued...