2BIT & GeneX at the Olympic Winter Games
Chapter 14 - Bowser & Eggman's Revenge
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:
Having met up with most of the allies they'd met thus far on their journey, our band of heroes journeyed to Blizland, where Bowser and Dr. Eggman had converted the island into a pair of evil fortresses crawling with enemies. The group of heroes split up and journeyed through each base, facing many foes along the way. They collected all but one Chaos Emerald and all but one Orb, but their quest is not over yet. 8BIT and Jacklrankda are still waiting within the combined fortress, not to mention Bowser and Dr. Eggman. United once more, the team of heroes now approach the true final battle...
Now, on to the next chapter!
The small army of heroes that had assembled now had to reach the last part of Blizland they hadn't visited, the northernmost point of the island. To get there, they had to traverse a maze of warp pipes that ran all around the northern section of the island. The maze wasn't all that complicated, the group solved it through simple trial and error, and at last arrived at a platform with what appeared to be giant ribs along the sides. This was where Mario and Sonic had defeated Dry Bowser, before the skeletal Koopa attacked the group of heroes in Bowser's Castle. "Were they there yet? Well, were they?" the Narrator said teasingly. "Save it, Florence. We know you have no idea yourself." Jimmy teased back. There was a stone bridge ahead, and it appeared there was a crowd on the other side. "I think we made it. Can anyone see Sonic or Mario ahead?" Copter asked. Allie held up a telescope, but Gator grabbed it out of her hands and looked through it backward. "Oooh, look at all the tiny people over there!" he said. Punchy pointed straight ahead. "Come on! Let's get over there before someone shows up to stop us!" he shouted. Dog sighed sadly. "It's no use. Something will block us the minute we set foot on that bridge." he warned. "We do seem to have that sort of luck." Melody added. Rainbow smiled and started toward the bridge. "Don't be silly, everyone! We beat all the bad guys already!" she said. "Not all of them..." a sinister voice replied. Suddenly, a huge mass of dark energy erupted in front of the bridge, and when it faded, the group was faced with Jacklrankda and Conquer Corp! "FOOLS!! You can NEVER, EVER defeat DR. SPIZZY!" shouted Spizzy, apparently fully recovered from his electrocution. "Silence, Spizzy. Out of my way." said someone behind him. Spizzy immediately obeyed. "Y-yes, boss! Anything you say!" he said. A man wearing green armor similar to that of the Henchguys stepped in front of Dr. Spizzy. He had jet black hair, and a patch covered his left eye. "These are the ones who defeated you? This pitiful band? You all will be punished severely!" he said. "Jimmy now came face to face with his worst enemies, Jacklrankda the Terrible, and Conquer Corp's leader, Zephor!" the Narrator said. Copter glanced at Jimmy. "Your enemies, huh? Well, go get 'em." he said. Jimmy glared back at him. "You go get 'em. I'm sick of 'em." he groaned.
News Brief! > Not much is known about Zephor. His goal is to conquer the world, which is why he created Conquer Corp.
Jacklrankda held up the Orb of Darkness and the Green Chaos Emerald. "You may have reclaimed most of these treasures, but they will not save you. We have all we need... The ultimate power of darkness!" he said. Illusi shook his head. "When will you powermad dark lords learn? Darkness is no stronger than light..." he muttered. Black drew his twin katana in preparation for battle. "Never mind their darkness talk! We have them far outnumbered! Let's get them!" he shouted. Zephor chuckled at him. "We don't need numbers to defeat you. In fact, stay out of our way, my pathetic excuses for minions. Just watch Jack and I deal with this." he said. "But sir..." White protested. "Silence!" Zephor snapped. Copter shrugged. "Just two of them? Great, let's do this!" he said. Copter, Punchy, Jimmy, Black, Gemini, Zeppo, Vortex, Zipp, and Crash stepped forward, ready to fight. Zephor stepped ahead of Jacklrankda and drew his blade, a large saber. "Come, give me your best." he said. Jimmy invoked the power of his Windy Sword, surrounding the blade with wind. "This guy's not so tough! Let's swarm him!" With that, the nine heroes who'd stepped forward charged towards Zephor. He cracked a sinister smile and began spinning his saber around. A tornado of dark energy surrounded him as he spun around, and as the heroes approached it, they were all knocked away and fell to the floor! "Aaaagh! He never did that before..." Jimmy groaned. "Well, gee, you only fought him once, Jim..." Zeppo reminded him. "That wassss really a ssstupid move..." Vortex hissed. Once they all got up, Zipp motioned to the others who hadn't participated in the attack. "Come on, don't just sit there! They can't get all of us with one hit!" he said. "Do we have to?" Dog whimpered. Rainbow remained optimistic. "Come on! We beat all the others, we can do this, too!" she said. This time, Jacklrankda stepped ahead of Zephor to deal with the full force of heroes. "Is this all they can do?" he growled as the full group came at him. He raised a giant, black sword, and swung it in the air ahead of him. A blast of dark energy swept across the area, knocking all of the heroes back a little! Jimmy growled at him. "I really hate you..." he said. Jacklrankda sent another blast of dark energy across the area, making it clearer that the heroes were out of their league. "Ha ha ha ha! This is all too easy..." Jack laughed.
While the heroes were busy wondering how they would get past Zephor and Jacklrankda, 2BIT arrived on the scene. "Jacklrankda, are you really working WITH Conquer Corp?" he said, "I thought you take orders from no one." Jacklrankda and Zephor sneered at 2BIT as he walked past the group of heroes. "Not happy to see me? I guess I DID put you guys on the losing side. I'd be mad at me, too." he said. Zephor raised an eyebrow. "Who is this idiot? Jack, get rid of him!" he ordered. Jacklrankda looked at Zephor furiously. "Did you just give me a command!?" he growled. Dr. Spizzy, Sable, White, and Ray backed away slowly. "I coulda told him not to do that..." Spizzy muttered. "Let's get outta here!" Ray shouted, leading his allies in running off. Zephor looked slightly concerned. "Easy, Jack. You know 8BIT is commanding both of us. And this... 8BIT wannabe... is clearly trying to play us against each other!" he reasoned. Jacklrankda swiped his sword at Zephor, who blocked it with his saber, but could not hold him back well. "I don't need you. Begone!" Jacklrankda growled. Zephor jumped backward and lowered his sword. "I knew it was a bad idea to rely on you." he said before following his minions away from the area. Jacklrankda turned to 2BIT next. "You are still here? Then die!" He swung his giant sword at 2BIT, who ducked out of the way and circled to Jacklrankda's side. "Hmmm... You've got no real weakness, I recall... We could be banging away at you all day before you'd fall..." 2BIT said. Jacklrankda turned to him and thrusted his sword at him, but once again, he dodged it easily. "Luckily, I have my weapon from my own worlds, but outside of them, it only has one shot." he continued. Jacklrankda swung his sword at him once again, but he couldn't hit 2BIT. "I created you, you know. You can't hurt me. But I can hurt you. Here's 2BIT's Power!" 2BIT held up a blue ball with a yellow lightning bolt going through it. A massive blast of blue energy shot from it and enveloped Jacklrankda, causing him to scream in pain! The Orb of Darkness and the Green Chaos Emerald was hurled away from him, and when the blue energy blast ceased, Jacklrankda was standing very still. "That is... impossible... You are 8BIT's... or he is your... Grrrrr...." Without bothering to say any more, Jacklrankda used his dark power to warp away. "I only had one shot with 2BIT's Power... Good thing we have all seven Chaos Emeralds and all six Orbs!" 2BIT said.
News Brief! > 2BIT is the character who represents the writer of GeneX. He does many important jobs in the fangames, but is seldom actually seen.
They might have obtained all the emeralds and orbs, but 8BIT still had Power Stars in his possession. So, the group continued across the bridge. It led to the back of Bowser and Eggman's fortress, which contained a large sculpture of both villains' heads. However, Bowser and Eggman were nowhere to be found. Instead, the heroes found seventeen more heroes, most of whom they'd met during their adventures on the other islands. Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Silver, Blaze, Vector, Toad, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Wario and Waluigi were all there. Of course, Mario and Sonic themselves were there, as well. They greeted 2BIT and his group of companions cheerfully. "Well, well, it's Copter and his crew. You're late to the party! We already sent Eggman and Bowser packing!" Sonic informed them. "Oh, what a shame, we missed the millionth time Eggman was defeated." Bucky said sarcastically. Mario remained as silent as ever, simply waving to all the newcomers. Luigi was more talkative. "Never mind that you missed the bad guys. You're just in time for the celebration!" he said. Gator jumped for joy. "Yay! The battle's over! Let's watch the credits!" he cheered. 2BIT shook his head. "It's not over yet. Mario, did you realize that the Power Stars have been stolen again?" he asked. Mario held his head unhappily. "Oh, no!" he gasped. "But we beat Bowser and Eggman twice, and they never mentioned any Power Stars..." Toad said. "It's not those two we need to worry about." Copter warned. "Aw, you guys are just being killjoys. Who else would try to mess up the Olympic Winter Games?" Vector said. "The Narrator, for one..." Jimmy joked. "Just for that, I'm not going to warn you about what's about to happen!" the Narrator retorted. "Yoshi? Yoshi yoshi?" Yoshi said, looking upwards. "Yeah, what's gonna happen?" Wings added, translating Yoshi's words for those who couldn't understand. Suddenly, the Bowser and Eggman sculptures exploded, and Bowser and Dr. Eggman emerged atop the rubble! "We're back!" Eggman said, laughing. "You didn't really think we'd quit after losing a couple Olympic events, did you?" Bowser roared. Mario and Sonic were first to approach them. "Back for more? You don't know when to quit!" Sonic said. "Here we go again!" Mario added.
Bowser and Eggman each hopped into a vehicle hovering behind the destroyed sculptures. Eggman entered his Egg Mobile, while Bowser hopped into his Koopa Clown Car, a hovering pod with a clown face on the front and a green propeller on the bottom. Eggman pressed a button on his Egg Mobile, and an odd device emerged from a hatch on the bottom of the vehicle. It turned out to be a tractor beam, and it pulled Mario and Sonic off the ground and off the island! Eggman dropped them, seemingly into the water! "Oh, no! Sonic!!" Amy cried. "Mario!!" Peach yelled. To their relief, a large platform emerged from below, carrying Mario and Sonic with it. It was a huge, hovering battle arena, and a force field around it made sure no one could get in to help Mario and Sonic. "These Olympics are over! Now it's time for the Bowser and Eggman Games!" Eggman announced. "And this will be game over for you meddling jerks! We're gonna smash you both!" Bowser roared. Mario and Sonic slowly rose to their feet, but were immediately knocked over again as missiles from Eggman's Egg Mobile exploded at their feet! "Foul! They weren't ready!" Zeppo yelled. "Too bad! There are no more rules!" Bowser yelled before spewing fireballs from his mouth. Mario and Sonic were knocked away again as the fireballs exploded next to them. "Is this the end... of the world? Without Mario and Sonic, what can anyone do?" the Narrator said dramatically. Bowser and Eggman paused to look for the voice, but soon just shrugged and resumed their assault. It was looking grim, since Bowser and Eggman would not let the heroes stand up. "Hey, cut it out! You cowards!" Knuckles and Punchy shouted at the same time. Donkey Kong tried hurling a snowball at Bowser, but the force field blocked it, and the ape ended up just growling in frustration. 2BIT examined the platform they were trapped on. "That arena... 8BIT designed it... He was planning this all along." he muttered. Several of the heroes began attacking the force field, hoping to break it. Jimmy's Windy Sword had no effect, Yoshi's tongue went numb on contact, the Chaos attacks of the experiments weren't working, and even Waluigi's Bob-Ombs were ineffective. "We can't get through... But don't give up, Mario and Sonic!" Toad shouted.
Bowser and Eggman took a moment to gloat over the situation. "What's the matter, Mario? Aren't you gonna try to grab my tail or drop me off a cliff? Gwa ha ha ha!" Bowser taunted. "Why don't you just surrender, Sonic? Then MAYBE I'll feel generous enough to spare your life!" Eggman added. Mario and Sonic took advantage of their gloating to finally stand up. "Surrender? But I'm having such a good time!" Sonic smirked. He was battered, but he'd faced worse. Mario jumped in place and showed off a couple punches. "It'sa go time!" he said. Bowser and Eggman glared at their foes. "That's Mario for you. He never quits." Bowser growled. "Sonic should really work on his attitude." Eggman added. "Yes! They're up! They've got a chance, but they need help!" 2BIT said. He pointed to Illusi and Gator. "You two can teleport. Take someone over to help Mario and Sonic!" he suggested. Gator scratched his head. "I can teleport?" he asked. 2BIT nodded. "Just take someone over there. It'll come back to you." he said. Jimmy sighed and walked over to Gator. "I'll do it. I always have to fight the crazy evil dudes." he said. Copter walked over to Illusi. "Take me in. I can fly. That might come in handy." he reasoned. Illusi nodded. "Good luck, Copter." he said. Gator and Illusi teleported Jimmy and Copter onto the arena, and then promptly teleported themselves back. "We don't wanna crowd ya!" Gator said as he teleported away. Jimmy joined Mario in facing Bowser, while Copter accompanied Sonic in facing Dr. Eggman. "You're toast, you rotten egg! You can't get away with all the chaos you've caused this time!" Copter shouted. Eggman laughed in response. "Hoo ho ho ho! Nice to see you, Copter. This should be fun!" he said. Bowser roared at Jimmy as he approached, and he looked a little worried. "Jimmy wet his pants when faced with the mighty Bowser." the Narrator said. "I did not! I just... really hate monster breath." Jimmy argued. Bowser snorted angrily. "Monster breath? Why don't you just be quiet, like Mario, you snot nosed punk!" he yelled. Meanwhile, the other heroes watched from Blizland. "Maybe I should go in too, with Chaos Control." Shadow said. 2BIT shook his head. "It's just Bowser and Eggman. Sonic and Mario could handle this themselves, normally. Jimmy and Copter added should be plenty." he said.
Bowser looked down on Mario and Jimmy from the relative safety of his Koopa Clown Car. The sight of Bowser flying around in a vehicle resembling a clown's face left Jimmy a little unsure how to react. "OK, Mario... How exactly do you deal with a situation like this?" he asked. Mario simply jumped in place in response, and Jimmy looked even more worried. "Are you for real?" he groaned. Bowser reached into his clown car and pulled out a Bob-Omb. "Hey, kid! Catch!" he said, tossing the bomb at Jimmy! "Waaaaa!! Explosives with eyes!" he shouted, dashing out of the way. Mario jumped aside, evading the explosion with ease. Bowser laughed a little and grabbed two more bombs from inside his car. "Now this is my kind of Olympic event! Dodge-bomb!" he said. Mario and Jimmy dodged the next two bombs, but Bowser quickly grabbed two more! "OK, this is gonna get old fast. Maybe I can knock down that goofy flying thing!" Jimmy said, pointing his Windy Sword at the Koopa Clown Car. "Yeah, right! A sword! That'll beat bombs any day!" Bowser chuckled. Jimmy moved out of the way of Bowser's next bombs and shot wind from his sword at Bowser's vehicle. However, it didn't even make the clown car shake. Mario stood there shaking his head, as though embarrassed by Jimmy. "It was clear that Jimmy had no hope of winning this fight." the Narrator said. Bowser picked up two more bombs while laughing at Jimmy. "What a loser! Get out of my face and let me deal with Mario in peace!" he said. Jimmy's face seemed to turn red with rage at that point. "L-l-loser?! You of all losers called ME a loser!? I'LL SHOW YOU!!!" he shouted, shooting more wind from his sword into Bowser's face! It was like a high powered fan blowing in his eyes, and he had to shield them. In his haste to do so, he dropped his Bob-Ombs back in his car! The bombs exploded, and his Koopa Clown Car crashed to the ground as a result! Bowser climbed out of the car and growled at Jimmy, but suddenly turned to Mario, who quickly ran behind him and grabbed his tail. "No! Stop!! That makes me dizzy!" Bowser yelled. Mario ignored him and began swinging Bowser around by the tail. This made Jimmy's jaw drop. "H-he... You... W-what the... Strong plumber." he stuttered. In a moment, Mario released Bowser and sent him flying into the force field, which repelled him and sent him crashing back into his Koopa Clown Car!
Meanwhile, Sonic and Copter were faced with Dr. Eggman. His Egg Mobile was equipped with bigger, faster engines than usual. It was loaded down with weapons as well, including lasers, missiles, flamethrowers, and a number of other types of projectile weapons. A pair of giant, robotic fists had also emerged from the sides of the vehicle, and the bottom was protected by metal spikes. "Sorry I didn't have time to prepare an entirely new machine for this, Sonic. I had to practice for those Olympic events." he explained. Copter smiled. "Oh, isn't that a shame." he said. "Don't feel bad, Eggman. I'm sure I won't notice any difference." Sonic chuckled. Eggman frowned. "Yes, well, enough of that. Take this!!!" Eggman charged his Egg Mobile at Sonic and Copter, firing all his weapons at once! Copter ran to the side to escape the projectiles, but was walloped by the mechanical fist instead! Sonic swiftly ran through the various projectiles to the underside of the vehicle. Usually, that was a prime spot to hit Eggman from, but when Sonic looked up, he saw the spikes coming at him! Eggman was attempting to crush Sonic under his Egg Mobile, but Sonic quickly ran out of the way! "Ha ha ha! Too bad, Sonic! This time my Egg Mobile has no weak spot!" Eggman laughed. Copter ran back to the front of the Egg Mobile and grinned. "Oh, yeah, Eggman? I see a weak spot!" he said. Eggman glanced over at him suspiciously. "What? That's ridiculous! What weak spot?" he asked. Copter pointed at Eggman. "Right there. You're own empty head!" he shouted. Eggman looked furious. "Empty head, eh? Let's see what you have to say after you've been blown to bits!" he yelled, charging at Copter again while firing all of his weapons. Sonic ran by and drew his attention before he could reach Copter. "Try and catch me, Eggman!" he teased. "Keep running Sonic! One of my weapons is bound to hit you eventually!" Eggman shouted. Copter flew over to the Egg Mobile and hovered in front of Eggman's face, sticking his tongue out at him. "Can't get both of us!" he teased. Eggman swatted at Copter with his Egg Mobile's mechanical hands, but he simply flew out of the way. However, Eggman's weapons were still firing at Sonic, and a stray missile blew one of the robotic hands to bits! "That's not good..." Eggman whimpered. With the hand gone, Sonic leaped at the Egg Mobile from the side, while Copter attacked with his tails! Sonic and Copter hit the Egg Mobile at the same time, and caused an explosion that sent Eggman's ship crashing next to Bowser's! "Tough luck, Eggman!" Sonic said as he and Copter landed back on the ground.
Mario, Sonic, Jimmy, and Copter stood in front of the defeated Bowser and Dr. Eggman. The people back at Blizland were cheering for their victory. "Oh, yeah!" Mario cheered. "We did it!" Jimmy added, giving Copter a high five. But as Bowser and Dr. Eggman rose to their feet, they were actually smiling. "Poor Mario. You still lose!" Bowser said quietly. "The real master plan was proceeding behind the scenes while we kept you busy!" Eggman added. Copter rolled his eyes. "Give it up already. You guys are hopeless losers." he said. Sonic was more concerned. "What master plan?" he asked. Before they could get an answer, dark energy erupted between Bowser and Eggman, and Jacklrankda appeared! "Denizens of light! Your time is up!!" he yelled, blasting the four heroes with a giant blast of dark energy! Mario, Sonic, Jimmy, and Copter were all taken off guard and were hurled into the force field, which knocked them down on their faces! Bowser, Eggman, and Jacklrankda backed away from the center of the arena moments before something came crashing up through the floor! As Mario and Sonic stood up again, they saw 8BIT hovering in the air above the hole in the floor, a dark mist surrounding him. Thunder and lightning began crashing as the sea below began churning violently. The people on Blizland looked at the rapidly darkening sky with panic and awe. "What's happening?" Rosalina wondered. "8BIT's plan has come to fruition..." 2BIT said. The force field around the platform flickered and died, and several objects began crashing up through the floor, rapidly destroying the platform! Sonic and Mario quickly leapt back to Blizland. Copter followed by flying across the gap, while Jimmy jumped across and fired wind from his sword downward, which was barely enough to give him the lift he needed to reach land. The platform they'd been standing on soon crumbled into pieces and collapsed into the ocean, but not before Bowser and Dr. Eggman flew off in their vehicles, which might have been damaged, but could still fly. The objects that flew up through the floor were hovering in the air along with 8BIT. They looked very familiar. "What!? The Chaos Emeralds!?" Sonic gasped. "And the Orbs!" Hunter added. "But we got those!" Jimmy protested. "Look at all the Power Stars!" Peach said in awe. "Not Power Stars... Dark Stars..." 2BIT realized.
Not just the stars, but the Chaos Emeralds and the Orbs floating in the air seemed to be filled with dark energy. "8BIT copied the power of the Chaos Emeralds, Power Stars, and the Orbs to create dark versions of them!" Eggman explained. "With that much dark power, we'll be able to conquer the whole universe!" Bowser laughed. Jacklrankda was also floating in the air. "But first, we need a fortress worthy of such a dark kingdom!" he said. 8BIT sneered at the crowd of heroes watching. "Enjoy the show!" he said, using his dark power to manipulate the dark treasures. The Dark Emeralds, Dark Stars, and Dark Orbs began circling him, and the dark energy quickly became a dark hurricane! Pieces of Bowser's Castle and Eggman's Base were caught up in the hurricane, as though the dark energy was grabbing it for a purpose! Jacklrankda added his own dark magic to the mix, and something began to take shape. Bricks, stone, metal, and darkness began melding together, building something truly terrible. "Mama mia!" Mario yelped. "What's going on over there?" Sonic gasped. 2BIT shivered as it all became clear to him. "8BIT's using the power of darkness, amplified by those copied treasures, to..." he said, trailing off. Suddenly, panicked screams erupted from every corner of Blizland as the fortress built by Bowser and Eggman was completely torn apart by the dark energy! "He's trying to destroy the whole island?" Jimmy yelled. "No, he just... Needs parts." 2BIT muttered. The pieces came together to form a massive castle, dominated by an immense tower in its center. As the dark hurricane died down, everyone could see that 8BIT had raised a small island to hold the giant fortress above the ocean. The castle itself was a nightmarish combination of Bowser's Castle, Eggman's technology, and Jacklrankda's darkness. The tower seemed partly based upon Darkegg Fortress, but like the rest of the castle, was combined with Bowser and Jacklrankda's style. Suddenly, the crowd's attention was drawn to the screams of Princess Peach! Somehow, she'd become trapped in a bubble of dark energy! Mario ran to help her, but the bubble was pulled to the castle, next to the Koopa Clown Car hovering beside it. Amy screamed next, trapped in a similar bubble. "Amy! Hold on!" Sonic shouted, but the bubble quickly joined Dr. Eggman. Jimmy turned to Melody. "Jack's not gonna get you again! Oh, shoot!" He was too late, Melody was caught in the same bubble and taken to Jacklrankda! Then, making matters worse, the dark treasure each went to one of the villains. The Dark Stars surrounded Bowser, soon transforming him into Dark Bowser! The Dark Emeralds helped Eggman gather parts for a new machine, and the Dark Orbs filled Jacklrankda with evil power! A bridge of assorted parts of Bowser's Castle and Eggman's Base began to form from the entrance to the castle to the spot where Bowser and Eggman's sculptures had been destroyed. 8BIT hovered over that spot and issued a challenge to Mario, Sonic, and 2BIT. "We're finally ready for you, heroes! Mario! Sonic! And my dear, weaker self... Come into my fortress! A combo of Bowser's Castle, Darkegg Fortress, and Jacklrankda's Black Tower of Power! We call it... The Darkegg Castle of Power! Come on in and try to stop us... if you dare!" With that, 8BIT and his allies entered the castle from a window in the tower, and 2BIT, Mario, Sonic, and Jimmy stood at the entrance to the bridge. "At last... Our heroes face the final battle!" the Narrator announced, "Now, they must enter the Darkegg Castle of Power!"
To be continued...