Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Infini-Knight and Day Finale



The Mind Of Infini-Knight

Infini-Knight has emerged from his coma. He still does not have full use of his Grid Powers. 

Crime King has recovered from the attack and sends a wave of Grid Energy at Infini-Knight, who catches it. He tries to control it, only to be slammed violently to the ground. 


Gold Sama watches this and senses a disturbance. This struggle has done more than rattle the astral plane. It has effected the Grid Zone. In the real world the Grid Energies are like a violent hurricane. Sama can sense that King is no longer on Earth. 


But at the rate the Grid Energies are being unleashed, they will consume the galaxy. 

Crime King prepares to crush the weakened Infini-Knight, but before his foot can reach the ground, Sama flies down and grabs the Knight. 



“The Grid Zone, its energies are out of control.”

“Get me to the temple on the hill. That is where the center of my being is. Perhaps I can regain control.”

Sama looks at the astral form of Infini-Knight, who looks like a shell of his former self. His limps are atrophied, he can barely hold his head up. He realizes he is not capable of regaining control in this state. 


Crime King grows ever larger. Gold Sama creates a vortex that sucks Crime King deep into the ground. Even with his added power, King cannot psychically free himself from such a trap immediately. 


As they near the temple, storms erupt. Caused by Crime King's attempts to free himself. Sama is struck by lightning and falls to the ground. 

Infini-Knight wearily stands up. 

“I know you plan to take control of the Grid Energies. You know I am too weak to regain control right now. But this is my mind, I can at least control these storms. Go into the temple.”


Gold Sama walks thru the gates of the temple. He recognizes the alien architecture from when he crushed the psyche of Infini-Knight. He sees a swirling door of light and color. As he gets closer, he finds himself being pushed back. But the Sams uses all of his strength to push back. He thinks that Sama is a false name. That the universe knew him by a different title. 


He looks down and sees himself in green robes. The green robes feel right. But he still cannot remember his former name. Why would he have another name. Why would he be covered in gold. Why does green seem more comforting. 


As the grid energies push him back. He firmly plants his feet to the ground, he puts his hands together and prays. 

“OM, MANI, PADME, HUM!!!!”

A field of life force surrounds the Gold Sama as he embraces his new identity and as two very different energies merge, all of time changes. The green robes change to gold and it is as if the Gold Sama has always reigned. 



****

The Planet Jupiter

Crime King and Star Shock were sent here by the power of Togaplex and his Golden Hammer. The two hardly notice that they have left Earth and are fighting within a gas giant. 


Star Shock destroys the grid armor of Crime King. Revealing the face of the Rulian called Infini-Knight. But in Star Shock's rage, she does not care. She intends to destroy anything in her path. 

She tackles Crime King and they crash thru the walls of a temple, or more accurately a prison. 


Perhaps if Crime King were not fighting a war on two fronts, he would comment on how wrong this is. How Jupiter has no land masses, that it is simply a gas planet. 

Instead he attacks Star Shock with his remaining Grid Powers. Smashing walls and barriers, to get to his young prey. Star Shock is consumed by the power of a pantheon of gods long dead. Becky Sanders is buried beneath their rage. 


Something about this building hurts her on a primal level. She must destroy this place, along with Crime King. 

She fires a wave of energy powerful enough to destroy the state of California. 

The walls of the prison are destroyed, the statues of bound Greek Gods are shattered. 


Becky lays on a piece of temple floor remaining from the battle. Her costume is in tatters and in any other scenario, her modesty would get the best of her. But she is too drained to care about anything else. 


She stands up, a cool yellow hand touches her shoulders. 

“It is over human, we have defeated the Crime King.”

Grid Energy surrounds both Becky Sanders and Infini-Knight as they return to Earth.


****


The Psyche of Infini-Knight


Crime King flies in a sea of darkness. He sends psychic energy in every direction, in his attempts to escape. Soon the Gold Sama will take control of the Grid Energy.

King had never respected the super natural. He thought people like the Sama or this Infini-Knight had simply taken a short cut to get power. If there were a God, surely it would be the self styled King. Who long ago stopped going by his birth name. 


But he sees the supernatural as a science beyond his reckoning. If he can get out of this place, he will kill Infini-Knight and return to his body. 

He finally claws thru a wall made of paper. He sees a healthy Infini-Knight. 


“You have violated my mind. If I had the power, I would kill you. You are no longer in control of this body or the Grid Zone. 

I will banish you to your true body human, may you rot forever!!!”


*****

Drama Bay

Fantomah has learned something. She hates aliens. She will bring this Moon Front to his knees. It bothers her that she is referring to herself in gendered terms. The blasted human host is affecting her. 


Moon Front realizing his gravity powers will not crush one such as Fantomah, is now using brute force. Punching her in the face, with enough strength to topple a mountain. 

Fantomah peels the skin from her chest where tentacles emerge and engulf Moon Front. He feels his body being crushed. Moon Front with his last bit of energy, tears apart the tentacles. He collapses to his knees and his moon form fades, revealing a Rulian. 


Fantomah prepares to attack again, only for a barrier of Grid Energy to separate her from the Rulian called Moon Front. 

Moon Front knows that his friend Corlook has regained his body. Infini-Knight (Corlook) repairs DuPont Towers. Absorbing most of the Grid Men and the energy constructs Crime King created. 


Jianhu and Arrowmatic emerge from the building. The Micro soon follows. 

Jianhu walks to Infini-Knight. 

“Where is the Gold Sama?”

“He has not returned to his body?”

Fantomah grins.


“Do not fret mortals, the Sama is safe.”

When they get to the room in the catacombs, they see that the body of Jed DuPont, the Gold Sama is missing. 


****

Retro-9 finds the body of Crime King in the garage, that King used as a hideout in his Tech Baron days. 


Can a computer worry? We will not find out today as Crime King wakes up. Feeling very rested, as if he has slept for a week. 

Before he can process everything, both King and Retro-9 are caught in another Vortex. 


They emerge in a dark room, with various windows of unearthly light shining on them. 

Out of a corner emerges two beings. One in a mask, carrying a gold hammer. The other a massive being. In a strange type of crimson bondage armor, a mane of white hair with eyes of pure fire. 


Crime King grasp his energy scepter, only to see it melted instantly. 

The masked man speaks.

“That is only a sample of my father's power.”

“Your father?”

The man removes his mask, revealing a chiseled handsome face. 


“Yes, Almighty Zeus himself. Who would know his power better than Hercules.”

****

It has been two weeks since the battle with Crime King. Jianhu believes Fantomah's story. She has nothing to gain from his disappearance. She needed The Gold Sama as much as anyone else.


The Infini-Knight allowed Jianhu access to his mind. The Rulians did not abduct The Sama. 

Jianhu cannot sense Gold Sama anywhere on the planet Earth. He now has more responsibility that he could have imagined. 


End

Friday, November 8, 2013

Infini-Knight and Day: Part 5

5.

Streets Of Drama Bay

Fin Man, White Fury and the Liberty Corps Special Agents have been brought down by a wave of gravity. 

The wave was generated by the Deputy Leader of the Ruling Class named Moon Front. Moon Front is a living moon, part of a galactic secret police. 


Right now the earth heroes do not care about that. Laser Eagle struggles to reach the laser pistol on his belt. 

He blast a fire hydrant near Moon Front and the Ruling Class. Fin Man understands what the Liberty Corps director is trying to do. Fin Man utilizes his watermancing powers and turns the water into a fist that smashes Moon Front into the ground. 


With the Living Moon's concentration broken, the heroes attack the Ruling Class. 


Laser Eagle and Cold Snap go after Ghost Chase, who proves to be far too fast. Avoiding freeze blast and freeze blast. Eagle proves to be as agile, but cannot deal with her speed and intangibility. She lures Cold Snap into firing a freeze blast at her, which passes thru harmlessly and hits Laser Eagle. 


Cold Snap goes to check on the Liberty Corps Director, when Ghost Chase hits him with a hundred punches in seconds. 

Flash Fry fights War Max, attempting to hit the Weapons Archive with heat blast. Flash Fry attempts to think of a strategy to stop the robot. He is hesitant to use his heat powers at their maximum. Even if they take down the robot, that type of intense heat might kill any civilians in the area.


War Max fires a round of bullets at Flash Fry, who melts them before they can get near him. Fry tosses a pair of steam grenades at the robot, hoping they can fog up his instruments. In one fluid motion, Flash Fry grabs the back of War Max and begins over heating the back of the robot. 


“Over Heating... Manual shut down in less than one minute....”

Unfortunately for Flash Fry, War Max has enough time to access Arctic Berzerker missiles from the Snow Planet of Thaw. 

Flash Fry falls to the ground, frozen solid. He will melt unharmed, but not for several hours. 


We now have the Bronze Destroyer and Dirt Nap battling the Upperclassmen known as Over Size. 

Bronze Destroyer throws a grappling hook around the aliens arm and swings up kicking him in the chin. He drops to the ground and fires several rounds of lasers into its chest. 


Over Size stomps Destroyer, who rolls out of the way, while Dirt Nap creates a sinkhole, for his giant foot. She then hits him with a wave of pavement in the face, as Destroyer buries his laser hatchet in the Alien's back. 


“Arrrggghhh!!!!”

She shrinks to nothingness. Only to take out Destroyer with a giant fist. He shrinks back down and appears behind Dirt Nap, kicking her in the face with a giant foot. 

This leaves Fin Man and White Fury against Moon Front. Moon Front's status as a living moon, is wrecking havoc with the water mancing powers of Fin Man. 


Who can hardly form a water armor for the fight. He takes to the direct route. Smashing Moon Front in the jaw. 

As Moon Front feels pieces of his jaw fall into his hand, he is relieved. 

“You are very powerful human.”


“Not a human.”

“Even better, I don't have to worry about doing this.”

Using his gravity powers, he sends Fin Man flying into the sky. He will land harmlessly in the ocean. 

White Fury leaps at Moon Front, who crushes her to the ground with his gravity powers. 


She struggles to get up as Moon Front increases the pressure. He notices she is growing more musclebound and gaining mass by the second. 

Soon even mighty Moon Front is straining. Until finally she breaks free. White Fury is now a BRUTE.


“I'M FREE, NOW I'M GOING TO BREAK YOU INTO PIECES MOON MAN!!!!”

With one punch she sends Moon Front flying across the city. 

Ghost Chase flies over at super speed, only to be met by a sonic clap, created by Fury slapping two cars together. Ghost Chase intangible form disperses. 


Over Size grabs her in his two massive hands. He gets close to her. 

“Look lady, we're on the same side. Calm down.”

White Fury responds by headbutting the giant, knocking him out. 

This leaves White Fury and War Max. War Max scans her powers and realizes at her current power, she could crush the robot. He also sees the current form is the result of an adrenaline burst. Going thru his archives, War Max fires a gas cannon from the Planet Tranqrix 7. 


 The Tranqrix did not believe in violence. So they created peaceful means thru chemical warfare. 

Fury staggers and shrinks to her normal size collapsing. 

Moon Front returns, in search of Fury. 


When the Ruling Class are surrounded by a black cloud. 

“Aliens, I do not know your purpose in aiding Crime King. But you will now feel the wrath of Fantomah!!!”

****

The Lair Of Crime King

Blast of grid energy are coming from every directions. Micro knows he has to be careful. Free Star Shock and Jianhu and they can defeat Crime King. 


When he grows to his normal size, his scrambler is shattered by Crime King. 

“Fool did you think I did not notice you? I am the mighty King of Crime.”

Micro transforms into Macro and drives his fist into Crime King. Who catches it with a catchers mitt, energy construct. 

He then creates a giant battering ram and knocks out Macro. 

Star Shock sits watching helplessly as her mind is pulled into another realm. She sees Pyramid Master standing above her. 

“I had hoped to avoid this. To save this for another occasion. But this Crime King is proving a threat to all existence and unfortunately you lack the skill to defeat him at your current power.”


His eyes glow and he strikes her with a blast of lightning that energizes her core.

She returns to reality and shatters her energy prison. Star Shock now has electricity coming from all parts of her body. 


She flies at Crime King, only for both of them to be caught in a vortex. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Infini-Knight and Day: Part 4




4.

The Atmosphere of Earth

A energy clone of Infini-King has challenged the Ruling Class to a fight. It is learning a lesson about the power of Moon Front. The living moon hits him with a wave of gravity energy, shattering the shield and sword of the energy clone.

Moon Front tries to punch the clone and it flattens itself and rises behind Moon Front, crushing him with a mallet. Ghost Chase attacks the energy clone before it can follow thru. She dizzies it with her ghostly speed, landing a few tangible punches.

The robot called War Max is next. It creates a few basic Zoner hand pistols and fills the clone with several holes.

Before it can put itself back together, it is caught in the grip of Moon Front's gravity field. Over Size crushes the clone with a giant foot.

The field surrounding Earth dissolves.

Moon Front can't help but think that was too easy.


****

The Energy Fortress of Infini-King

King feels a sharp pain go down his spine. The energy clone he sent to kill the friend of Infini-Knight, has been destroyed.

He can also sense that the Liberty Corps B-Team survived. Right now he is using a lot of his power to keep Star Shock bound. But he cannot help but feel he is being attacked on another front. Something that is taxing his resources.

****

The Mind Of Infini-Knight
Gold Sama has found the astral form of Infini-Knight. Right now he is simply a Rulian is a special uniform. To stop Crime King, he must return Infini-Knight to full health. He thinks back to the brutal battle they had in space and cannot help but think he was manipulated. At the time the visions felt so real and the Rulians were so quick to attack.

But being so close to Infini-Knight in a non combatal role, he can sense the nobility in the alien.

He puts his hand on the aliens forehead and chants.

“Om, Mani, Padme, Hum”

Sama merges with the astral form of Infini-Knight. Sinking deep into his memories.

He sees the Rulian known as Corlook as a young soldier/scientist in the Rulian Army. The Rulians were at war with a monstrous race called the Dominorse. The dinosaur like creatures could travel thru space without need of a rocket ship.

The Rulians meanwhile had entered an energy crisis. Rumors told the Ruler had been putting much of the empires resources into making him a cybernetic being.

Corlook is still unsure of the validity of the rumors. The Ruler has always possessed incredible power. Far stronger than any single Rulian. Dating back to the empires first experiments with genetic manipulation and cybernetics.

The memories are changing again. Now he is on a barren ugly planet that his squadron had won from the Dominorse. The creatures had been very intent on keeping it. But the Ruler was determined to take a seemingly useless world.

Corlook was part of the crew that was digging to the center of the world. Hoping to find anything useful. Until they dug too far and the explosions started.

The crew members all quickly teleported away.

All except Roclik, best friend of Corlook. He had been hit in the head with a piece of debris. Corlook teleported to his friend and tossed him aside as a wave of energy burst from all sides of the crater. He was consumed by the multicolored energy. But it did not burn, it simply rebuilt him. He emerged from the crater smarter and filled with power. From that day forward he was one with the Grid Zone.
Before Sama can get more information, he is shot in the shoulder with a spear. It was thrown by a Dominorse. Infini-Knight's memories are more dangerous than he suspected.

****

The Energy Fortress of Infini-King

Retro-9 can tell the Infini-King is straining. His mastery of the Grid Zone powers is far from complete. He believes the Rulian body that King stole is beginning to rebel. Scanning the planet he can see that the Ruling Class has shattered the energy barrier covering Earth.

“Observation, it maybe time to summon reinforcements.”

“No.... not yet. I can still crush them by myself.”

“Query, why did you attack Earth before mastering your powers.”

“You know that I would only be able to control this body for a limited time. I had to create a power base quickly.”

“Report, The Liberty Corps Agents survived your attack.”

“That I was not prepared for. Retro-9, create an army of Grid Men, to aid the Robot Energy Constructs I built to search for Sama. Have them attack anything that moves.”

“Query, what of Star Shock?”

“She dies.”


*****

Laser Eagle leads the Liberty Corps Agents to the fortress of Infini-King.

Before they can get further, the Micro, Fin Man and White Fury appear before him. Fury drops to her knees and vomits. Even the Fin Man looks sick.

The Micro looks apologetic.

“ I have this equipment in my mask, that keeps me from being hurt by changing sizes so fast. That is why you guys are so sick right now.”

Bronze Destroyer walks forward.

“You three work for the Sama? Where is he?”

Fin Man speaks.

“We do not know, he escaped before Crime King could capture him. I'm sure he has a plan. What about you chief?”

Cold Snap grabs Fin Man.

“That is Director Dixon punk. Show some respect!!!”

Fin Man lifts Cold Snap by the collar.

“Easy snow angel, don't need an excuse to crush you.”

White Fury snaps.

“Dammit, we need to work together!!!!”

Fury seems to grow slightly larger. Fin Man puts down Cold Snap.

Micro speaks again.

“Eagle, Destroyer, what is your plan.”

“We plan to storm the fortress from different directions. Lure Crime King into a direct confrontation and take him down.”

Micro speaks

“You'll die.”

Flash Fry speaks

“Micro, we have fought Crime King hundreds of times. He's tough but we can win.”

"He fought Gold Sama to a stand still. I have a plan and you can help.”

Laser Eagle and Bronze Destroyer each have a lifetime of experience. One thing they have learned is to not turn down an idea out of hand.

“Tell us”

“The energy fortress is actually a shell for the remains of DuPont Tower. There are tunnels underneath the towers, put in by the Gold Sama when he built the tower. I have the schematics here in my wrist computer. I get in thru the secret entrance and set up my energy scrambler and Crime King should be relatively powerless.”

The group of heroes are hit by energy blast. They see an army of Grid Men and Energy Robots lead by Retro-9.

Laser Eagle takes out his pistol and leads the charge.

“What are you waiting for Micro, GO!!!!”

Micro shrinks into nothingness.

*****

The Mind Of Infini-Knight

On the Astral Plane, the Gold Sama has full access to his powers. A well placed energy bolt, causes the Dominorse Creatures to explode.
Gold Sama is crushed by a giant foot belonging to Crime King. 

“Thanks for saving me the trouble of finding you.”

****

The Ruling Class are heading for Drama Bay to stop Crime King and retrieve the body of Infini-Knight.

They charge down to Earth on a meteor controlled by Moon Front. Before they can get further, they are attacked by the robot called Retro-9. 


It fires a Ion Missile at the meteor, sending the Ruling Class into free fall. Before Moon Front uses his gravity powers to catch the others. 

War Max scans the Retroactive Continuity Unit and attacks. Firing a barrage of bullets that Retro-9 blocks with a simple force field. War Max scans the robot and finds it is as advanced as War Max is. 


Moon Front prepares to attack when.

“Halt Moon Front Of The Ruling Class!!!”

“Not going to work Robot!!”

“If you do not hunt, Infini-Knight of the Ruling Class will die!!!”

Moon Front stops. He only came to Earth to save his friend. 


“Right now the body of Infini-Knight Of The Ruling Class is in possession on Crime King. If you attack now, the body will be destroyed.”

“What do you want robot?”

“Right now the fortress of Crime King is being attacked by a small army of human. Kill them immediately.”


The Ruling Class have made a vow not to take the lives of lower life forms. Moon Front in particular has an obligation to the Moon Nation not to take life. 

But they must save Infini-Knight. At the very least they can slow the humans down. 
***** The Mind Of Infini-Knight
Crime King has stomped Gold Sama into the ground. He cannot help but cackle as he grinds his giant foot into the Sama. Gold Sama mutters his chant and appears behind Crime King at a equally gigantic size. Sama breaks the nose of Crime King with a palm thrust. Or at least the mental image of his nose. Crime King has a scepter appear in his hands and fires a ball of energy at the Sama. Who turns it into a giant demon rabbit. That attacks Crime King, biting the fingers off his left hand. Crime King quickly turns his hand into a missile launcher and fires a volley into Gold Sama. Sama bleeding heals his wound and turns the blood into a slingshot and fires himself into Crime King. Who in turn creates a boxing glove that hits Gold Sama in the jaw, knocking him down. King takes the glove off and reveals the horse shoes. “You see Sama, even with your vaunted mental powers. I am the master of this domain.” A wave of grid energy sends Crime King crashing into the alien castle. It was created by the Rulian known as Infini-Knight. **** The Liberty Corps Agents are operating like a well oiled machine. Cold Snap freezes waves of Grid Men, while Flash Fry melts them. The change in temperature shatters them. Laser Eagle goes thru the air, attacking all of the flying energy Retro-9 duplicates. Bronze Destroyer, using the strength granted to him by his spirit guardians, takes his laser hatchet and hacks the Grid Men to pieces. White Fury is not doing as well. The stress is changing her. She is getting stronger, but at the cost of her reasoning. She wants to break everyone in her sight. Not just the Grid Men. Fin Man uses the water created from Cold Snap's melted ice and creates water shrapnel to take out another wave of Grid Men. While the woman called Dirt Nap, formerly called Sandblast, is using the Earth itself to devour waves of Grid Men. The group is confident that they can win this battle, when they are all taken down by a crushing gravity ball. Fired by Moon Front of the Ruling Class. **** In the tunnels beneath DuPont Tower, Fantomah guards the glowing Comatose body of the Gold Sama. Right now he means to end the battle, by removing Crime King from the body of Infini-Knight. The earth shakes violently. These tunnels were reinforced to survive any type of Earthquake. She knows she must guard the Sama. But she thinks she could end this directly. She looks at Sama and decides to join the battle. **** Micro is getting closer to the lair of Crime King. He does some last minute tinkering with the energy scrambler he retrieved from his lab. He first obtained it from a super villain called the Scrambler. His scrambler cannon had been meant to destroy all radio waves. Instead it was destroying planets in the Underverse. The Micro had to stop him. But now he must face Crime King again, who hours earlier had defeated him with ease. He reaches the lair and wishes he could activate it at his Micro size. But it must be full size, to disrupt the Grid Zone Energies. Before he gets to the lair, he hears screaming. He sees Crime King in a life and death battle with himself?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Infini-Knight and Day: Part 3

3.

Drama Bay

Star Shock crashes thru the energy fortress of Infini-King. She fires a bolt of energy into Retro-9, briefly shorting out the robot.

She shatters the various energy constructs attacking her. She fires bolts of energy freeing the Micro, White Fury and Fin Man. Before she can free the others, she is trampled by a energy bull created by Infini-King. Followed by an energy beam fired by King. 


“Girl I never suspected you were smart.”

She recovers and charges into King, who creates a wet blanket of energy and slams her down. 

He follows by creating a dozen energy constructs with baseball bats to beat her. 


“As I said, I never thought you were smart. But to attack me this directly, you must be a whopping moron.”

Star Shock starts powering up, causing the constructs to dissolve and the energy blanket tears, only for King to strengthen the blanket.  


White Fury prepares to attack, only for Fin Man to grab her. 

“No, we must escape.”

“We can't let her die!!!”

A battered Micro grabs Fin Man and Fury. 

“Guys this is going to hurt.”


The three shrink out of sight.

****

The Sewers of Drama Bay

The Gold Sama takes the hands of Fantomah. He has hesitantly agreed to borrow the Demon God's Power.

He expands his mind to cover the entire world. Until he focuses on the energy fortress of Infini-King.


He sees that King has taken the body of Infini-Knight. He is unsure of where King's body is. He only know King was able to take the body, because Gold Sama crushed the mind of Infini-Knight. 

Fantomah smiles, thinking her prey is within her grasp. 


Sama looks at her grimly. 

“No, I can drive King from the Rulian's mind without your demon powers.”

“And how do you expect to get in without telepathy?”

Sama removes a bag on Moon Beans from his robe. 


“I suspected this drug may get me into the mind of Infini-Knight. But I still need your help.”

***

Drama Bay Airport 

The Eagle's Claw Aircraft lands in Drama Bay Airport. 

On board is Liberty Corps Directors, Laser (formerly Bold) Eagle, The Bronze Destroyer, Special Agents, Flash Fry, Cold Snap and Dirt Nap.


Before they can even unbuckle their seat belts, the Eagle's Claw is consumed by a rainbow of energy, that blows up the ship. 

People and media at the airport are in shock. Minutes pass that feel like hours. Until the wreckage is blown apart by a laser. Eagle and his team emerge, covered in ice. 


“Tell Crime King, that Liberty Corps will not go down that easy!!!!”

****

Earth's Atmosphere. 

Cyphred and the Ruling Class are near the barrier created by Infini-King. They are riding on a large meteor controlled by Moonfront, with an artificial atmosphere created by Rulian technology. 


Cyphred speaks. 

“I could attempt to teleport to Earth.”

Moon Front replies. 

“No, the Grid Energy might tear you to pieces. War Max do you have a weapon that could break the barrier?”

“Any weapon capable of piercing the barrier, would also destroy the planet.”


Moon Front looks grim. 

“Then it is up to me. I was hoping to save my energy for this Crime King.”

Moon Front raises his hands and a purple glow surrounds them. Moon Front is using his gravity powers to tear the dome apart. The dome begins to tear and bend, when a figure resembling Infini-Knight emerges. 


“I could sense you tearing at my barrier. I recognize you from the foggy memories of Infini-Knight.”

Moon Front is overcome with anger.

“Human I will tell you once. Release the body of Infini-Knight. You cannot handle this.”


Infini-King creates a energy sword in both hands.

“We shall see Rulian, we shall see.”


****

The sewers of Drama Bay

Fantomah guards the body of the Gold Sama. 

“I cannot believe you rather take something as base as a pill, rather than host my godly power.”


“The drug will wear off Fantomah. You will not, keep me safe and we may come to an agreement.”

Gold Sama swallows the pill and is body is surrounded by a blue light. 

Soon he has entered the astral plane. He sees the specter of Dr.Mindfunk. A flickering damaged specter. Soon he reaches the mind of Infini-Knight. 


He sees a landscape that resembles a combination of alien jungle and something from Arthurian Legend. 

His feet touch the ground and he sees the body of a Rulian in a colorful costume. 

Upon closure inspection, every bone in the Rulian's body is broken. This is truly the handiwork of the Gold Sama. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Infini-Knight and Day: Part 2

2. Another dimension The being known as Togaplex stands before a pillar of light. “My son, I know you are disheartened by your defeat at the hands of the mortals.” “I was not defeated!!! With all due respect father.” “My son, your time to strike draws near. The pawn of the Pyramid Master is soon to be unleashed. She will be the key to my freedom....” “Yes father, I understand.” The hammer glows and Togaplex disappears. ***** Drama Bay, California Infini-King sits on a throne of energy in the ruins of DuPont Towers. He is rapidly learning how to exploit the powers of the Grid Zone. “The Gold Sama will die by my hand.” Retro-9 prepares a statement. “I will pursue the Sama.” “No, I am more comfortable with you near me.” Infini-Knight shines a light on Retro-9, scanning the robot completely. Now he creates an army of energy constructs based on Retro-9. “Find the Sama and bring him to me!!” Jianhu and Fin Man watch this scene helplessly, imprisoned in the energy walls of Infini-King's fortress. **** White Fury, Arrowmatic and the Micro have been studying the fortress of Infini-King for an hour now. Arrowmatic speaks first. “If Sama, Jianhu and Fin Man have been defeated, we will not last five minutes. We need to contact Liberty Corps. Horse Power can clean King's clock.” Micro looks down at the ground. “I called over an hour ago. Horse Power are not even in this dimensional plane at the moment.” White Fury speaks. “Okay then, can you contact Recluse and Blur back easy?” Micro keeps his eyes toward the ground. “Recluse doesn't even have a phone. Blur well, I called him. He is on his way. But I can't say he'll be much help.” Arrowmatic has a look of revelation. “Where is Star Shock?!? Between her, Micro and you Fury, we should be able to take King on.” “We have not been able to reach her since the business with Mindfunk and the masked guy. I think she went home to her mother.” Micro looks up. “I have a plan, but you two will be at risk.” White Fury speaks “We're in.” Arrowmatic looks more hesitant. “Ok...” “Good, you two attack the fortress head on. While you are attacking, I will plant Micro-Bombs around the place. They will destroy Crime King and anyone else in our way. I'll rescue the others if...” “If what?” “If they are still alive.” **** Gold Sama has been in the sewers for hours now. Desperately trying to unlock his powers. Before he can try again, he hears a loud grinding sound. A wall is torn down and he sees a trio of multicolored energy constructs. “The Sama has been located. Attack sequence ready.” Gold Sama shatters the head of the first robot. Only to be hit from behind by a second one. Using all of his skill and power. He takes down more of the constructs. But there are simply too many and they are too powerful. He turns intangible to retreat and is hit by another sonic barrage that grounds him. The constructs pummel and slice the Sama. If it continues much longer, he will be dead. A red wave of energy enters the sewer and dissolves the constructs. Sama hopes beyond hope, that Star Shock is his savior and not. “Fantomah?” Fantomah is in the same host body, she had in New York during the skirmish with Claw. “I sensed you were in peril, Sama. Right now you are too important to me.” “Where did you find the host, Fantomah?” “Does it matter.” Sama falls to one knee. “Not at the moment. But later....” **** Chicago, Illinois Becky Sanders has not been fully honest with her mother about why she left school mid semester. She simply said she had a drug overdose. Her mother was not happy. Now Becky is washing the dishes, thinking at least she can keep her mom's home clean. Until she receives the biggest headache of her life. The Pyramid Master appears in her kitchen. “Becky Sanders, Star Shock is needed in Drama Bay.” “What? Its nothing the Cosmic Forces can't handle.” “WRONG!!! They have been defeated. You must go now. The universe is in too delicate a state to let a wild card like this Crime King run free.” Becky Sanders puts on the Band Of Annihilation and flies out the kitchen window. **** Arrowmatic and White Fury have begun the attack on the energy fortress of Infini-King. But as they tear down the first wall, they find the walls morph and generate weapons. An army of robotic energy constructs emerge and attack the two. Arrowmatic greets them with a barrage of exploding arrows. But even he is not fast enough to take out so many enemies and they overwhelm him. White Fury sees Arrowmatic overwhelmed and is herself taken by anger. She attacks the energy constructs and dismantles them one by one. Her costume is shredded and it appears that she has grown in stature from the adrenaline burst. A beam of energy crushes her into the pavement. The Infini-King has appeared. In his left hand is the limp body of the Micro. Who he stopped from planting explosives. “I sense the Sama has defeated my energy constructs. But now that I have defeated you three, I imagine he will come to me.” **** The Planet Pluto. Cyphred is waiting for the Ruling Class to arrive. He knows they are the only hope of stopping Infini-King and saving the life of Infini-Knight. “We are here Commander Cyphred.” Leading the Ruling Class is Moon Front. A Living Moon, part of a greater army. This one happens to be a Rulian. He is the best friend of the Infini-Knight. “I would have been here months ago. But this particular tribe of Dominorse proved to be nasty.” Next to Moon Front is Ghost Chase, the fastest woman in the universe. Her race posses both super speed and intangibility and live within a gas giant. They have only recently evolved to have the ability to become tangible for brief periods. Next is the being called Over Size. The beings on their planet possess the ability to alter their size. It is necessary to survive on an ever shifting home world. Finally there is War Max, a sentient robotic weapons archive. It has the ability to replicate billions of weapons in the universe. It had been created by a Bedrosen Scientist named Dr.Warptron. The robot had conquered several Rulian border worlds. Until it was stopped by Infini-Knight and reprogrammed. Moon Front speaks again. “Cyphred you expect us to believe that a human put Infini-Knight into a coma and another human stole his body and powers?” Cyphred looks up at into space. “Yes” “We are going to crush this Crime King and capture the Gold Sama.” Ghost Chase disappears and reappears in the blink of an eye. “There is a problem.” “What is that?” “Earth has been sealed in a bubble of energy even I can't get thru.”

Monday, November 4, 2013

Infini-Knight And Day: Part 1

Infini-Knight and Day

1.

The Rulian Space Cruiser orbiting Jupiter. 

Cyphred and a group of Rulian Soldiers are marching toward the private quarters of the Crime King. Hours ago he took the body of the comatose Infini-Knight and has not reported back. 


Cyphred's commander, Crolok confronts him. 

“Cyphred I did not grant you permission to do this. If Crime King can heal the broken mind of the Infini-Knight, then let him.”

Cyphred has had to bite his tongue for months now. He knew Crolok was not qualified to lead even a small fleet on a pointless scouting mission. Once they were attacked by the Gold Sama, they should have fled. When The Infini-Knight was defeated, they should have retreated. 


When they realized a human had mastered the use of a Rulian Fighter Suit, they should have killed him. Instead Crolok was too afraid of being embarrassed in front of his father. Too afraid of being embarrassed in front of the Ruler. 


Cyphred could possibly be executed for treason. But following Crolok's leadership, he will be killed anyway. 

“Enough Crolok, I am taking command of this ship. We are getting rid of Crime King and dismantling the defective Retroactive Continuity Unit.


“But you can't...”

“Don't try to fight me Crolok. You know you are no match for me. You know I was only stationed with you, because your own father, our Ruler knew how incompetent you are. If he had suspected how dangerous this planet is. You would have stayed in your cubicle on Planet Crown. Now I am going to stop Crime King before it is too late.”


Before he can go further, a beam of multicolored energy burst thru the door. Cyphred, Crolok and the soldiers are either dead or severely injured. 

“It is too late to stop me Rulians. The power of the Infini-Knight is now mine. Long live Infini-King!!!!


*****

Drama Bay, The apartment of Brad Simon. 

Brad Simon is laying in bed reading. Trying to let his injuries heal. A month ago, he was disemboweled by the Claw. While in a New York City hospital, he was given the journal of the original Duel-Devil, Bart Hill. 


Now he is reading about Duel-Devil's struggles as a husband and father. His struggles as the Duel-Devil. The injuries that had piled up on him. The mental fatigue he endured. How even in his late thirties, he was still struggling with the murder of his parents. Trying to overcome the training of his martial arts master, Qron, even as he relied on it every night to survive. 


Struggling to deal with corruption by his fellow police officers. All while trying to turn a group of boys into men. To give them guidance and training to do good. 

It was all becoming too much for this 39 year old man who felt like he was 139. 


“Brad, I brought you some groceries.”

Brad puts down the book. He has looked forward to seeing Mia all day. Even if things have been tense since their last meeting. She brightens his day in ways he does not care to admit. 


“What did you bring me?”

“More than the ground beef and oranges that were in your fridge.”

Brad tries to get up. 

“Please Brad, don't walk. You need to conserve your strength.”

“Right because, I'm so weak and pathetic.”


“BRAD, you know that is not what I meant. You need to fully heal, before you can become Duel-Devil again.”

“I'm sorry I snapped Mia. I have been doing this for a long time. It is all I have, it is all I want to have. I don't want to pressure you, but I want the Terror Serum. I can do a lot of good with it. You know I can, please trust me.”


“Brad, it's not that simple.”

“Then what is it Mia? Please, you can tell me.”

“I don't think I can recreate the serum.”

“What?”

“Papa, he never trusted me with it. He never wrote things down. It took me several tries to recreate the serum. Those weeks were terrible, they did permanent damage to me. Now I'm having these adrenaline burst. They are giving me greater strength than Papa ever dreamed of.... But I'm scared of what I have done to myself. 


I'm scared I'm no longer human.”

Brad Simon walks toward Mia Rivera. 

“Brad, you're hurt.”

“Shut up.”

Brad Simon hugs Mia Rivera. They begin to kiss, when they hear a loud explosion. Mia's Cosmic Forces communicator begins going off. 


“Brad, I have to.”

“Go ahead and go Mia. I'm no good to the team like this anyway.”

****

DuPont Towers

Infini-King landed on Earth instantly. In addition to the Infini-Knight's Grid Zone powers, he also has his Rulian born teleporting powers. 


“Face me Sama!!!!” 

He fires a beam into the towers the destroys floors 4 thru 5. 

The Fin Man hates the Crime King. Crime King once manipulated him into attacking Atlantis. Into stealing a valuable Atlantian Artifact. Into attacking the Tide Tyrant. It was the first time he used his water mancing powers. He drained all the moisture from Tyrant. A man who did more for him than his own father. 


All so King could steal the Trident Of Neptune. So he could use it as a power source for his alien armor. 

Now Crime King is here, he has destroyed DuPont Towers. 

“Sorry Crime King, you are going to have to settle for me!!”


The newly dubbed Infini-King creates a wall of energy for Fin Man to crash into. 

“So sorry Fin Man, but you just will not do.”

He creates a energy chain around the body of Fin Man and whips him into the pavement repeatedly. 


The chains dissolve and Fin Man leaps to his feet. Only to be hit by a beam of energy fired by Infini-King. 

“Om Mani Padme Hum”


A golden bolt of fire strikes Infini-King. It is the Jianhu to the Gold Sama. He follows it with a dropkick into King's skull. Followed by a series of martial arts strikes that injure Infini-King, even thru his Grid Zone armor.


Infini-King fires a beam of energy toward Jianhu, who leaps into the air to avoid it. Only he hits a energy web created by King. 

“Thought you might be missing your friend, the Blue Recluse.”

A newly created energy spider bites Jianhu in the chest, before fading away. Gold Sama has used his intangibility to place his fist in the back of Infini-King's skull. 


“Arrggghhhhhh!!!!!”

King goes down to one knee, Sama continues to press on. Until a loud eonic energy causes Sama to back away and become tangible. Giving King the chance to hit him with an energy mace, generated from King's back. 


The sound assault was generated by Retro-9, the robotic partner of Infini-King. 

“Thank You, Retro-9. I am adjusting to these powers, but soon I will be as powerful as Infini-Knight.” 

King creates an army of Grid Men and they attack the remaining DuPont Security Guards, Fin Man, Jianhu and Gold Sama. 


Before they can get to Sama, he turns intangible and sinks into the sewer system. 

“Observation, The Sama has escaped. Even at diminished capacity, he is too dangerous to leave alive.”

“He will attempt a second attack. Along with the girl called Star Shock. For now we created a fortress.”


King holds his hand in the air and a rainbow of energy comes from his hands and creates a castle, where DuPont Towers stood. 

****

Deep Space, The broken husk of the Rulian Space Cruiser. 

Cyphred is the only one still alive. He watched the human slaughter his men. He should be dead himself. But he will live long enough to kill the self titled Infini-King. 


He reaches his communicator and sends out a hope that it works. 

“Cyphred? Cyphred? We assumed you and Crolok were dead.”

“Crolok is dead. The rest of the men are dead. I am dying, but most importantly. Infini-Knight is dead.”


“How what could?”

“A human killed him and usurped his powers. You must send the entire fleet and the Ruling Class.”

Cyphred collapses and teleports to Earth, uncertain if even the Ruling Class can stop the Infini-King.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mind Over Martyr: Day 5



5.

The man with the blue hammer has attacked the weakened Star Shock.

The Cosmic Forces have surrounded their fallen ally.

Gold Sama stands in front of the masked man.

"Who are you and what is your quarrel with Star Shock?"

With incredible speed, the man hits Sama in the face with the blue
hammer.

"You may call me Togaplex."

White Fury attacks Togaplex and begins trying to hit him. But Togaplex
speed and skill is too great.

Jianhu joins her and Togaplex hits Fury in the gut and swings at Jianhu, who
ducks the blow. Only to be hit by a lightning bolt summoned by the golden
hammer.

Arrowmatic fires a barrage of exploding arrows, only to see each one
deflected by the hammer.

The Micro taps Arrowmatic on the shoulder and whispers to him to hold
back for now. Micro shrinks to nothing, activating his rocket pack.

Meanwhile the Fin Man has attacked Togaplex. But he is exhausted from
pushing his Aqua Mancing powers stopping Mindfunk.

Togaplex grabs Fin Man in a bear hug and suplexes him to the ground.

Gold Sama is trying to get back to his feet when the specter of Fantomah
appears.

"Sama, embrace my power. I recognize the masked man's aura. He must be
stopped."

"No, demon, I will not."

Togaplex has Star Shock by the hair and holds his hammer aloft. Before he
can act further, Star Shock fires an energy bolt into his chest.

Arrowmatic fires a glue arrow into Togaplex's eyes.

Togaplex mutters ancient curse words as he pulls at the glue in his eyes.

The Micro is several hundred feet in the air, when he turns off his rockets
and grows to maximum Macro size. Crushing Togaplex under his feet.

Creating a brief earthquake that rattles the California coast.

Togaplex is near unconscious. Before he can be seized, his hammer glows and
teleports him away.

****
DuPont Towers

Jed DuPont is resting in his office. He has not removed his robes. He thinks
that tonight's battle was a disaster. Mindfunk escaped, Star Shock has
proven unreliable and they now have a new enemy to contend with.

All while his powers are reduced. His only hope seems to be merging with the demon god known as Fantomah.

He takes out a glowing bag of Moon Beans. Perhaps there is another way.

****

In the apartment of Brad Simon, Mia Rivera has screamed until she has
gone hoarse.

"Brad, you could have been killed!!!"

"But I wasn't Mia. In fact and this will shock you. I survived years before
meeting the White Fury!!"

"I just want to protect you. At least until your injuries can heal."

"There is one thing you can do to put us on equal footing. Give me the
Terror Serum."

"......"

****
On the Rulian Space Cruiser orbiting Jupiter.

Crime King has been working for days on his project with the brain dead
Infini-Knight. Even as strange storms on Jupiter have disrupted
electronics on the ship.

Now he lays on a table across from Infini-Knight, while his robotic partner
Retro-9 flips a switch.

Crime King glows bright and energy flows from his body into Infini-Knight.

Infini-Knight's eyes open wide, as Crime Kings body loses consciousness.

Retro-9 checks upon Crime King to see if he is safe. A voice from behind
speaks to the robot.

"I am fine Retro-9, the experiment was a complete success."

Crime King has taken the body of the Infini-Knight.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mind Over Martyr: Day 4



4.

The Cosmic Forces were scattered by the destructive energy of Star Shock.
The Gold Sama quickly formulates a plan.

"Fury, Macro and Arrowmatic, you take the Mindfunk followers. Jianhu you
attack Mindfunk, I'll handle Star Shock!!"

Star Shock glowing with a bright orange aura attacks Sama, who turns intangible.

Even if Gold Sama were at full power, defeating Star Shock would not be
easy.

Right now he needs to use his skill and experience to defeat her. She grows
angrier at her attacks being avoided. Now her hands begin to glow, she is
preparing to fire an energy attack.

Sama knows he cannot dodge this attack. If he does innocents maybe
harmed.

The energy bolt hits him dead on. He is injured, allowing Star Shock to rattle
him with a right cross. She follows up with a ax handle that sends Sama
crashing into the street.

The ghostly form of Fantomah appears before him.

"Sama embrace me, together we can defeat the Pyramid Master's pawn."

"No!!!!"

Star Shock drives both feet into the skull of the Gold Sama.

Suddenly the yellow and blue Duel-Devil leaps on the back of Star Shock.

He tries to apply a choke hold.

Star Shock says nothing as she tosses Duel-Devil toward a brick wall.

Before he can splatter, he is caught in the gigantic yet gentle hand of the
Macro.

The White Fury leaps over the mob of Mindfunk followers, to get to Duel-
Devil.

She grabs Duel-Devil angrily.

"My god Brad, what's wrong with you."

"Saving, cough....cough....Sama...."

He coughs up blood. White Fury experience yet another Adrenalin
burst that amplifies her power. She hits Star Shock hard enough to send her
thru four city blocks.

Sama takes note of this power surge.

Arrowmatic meanwhile is having more than a little trouble as he is
telekinetically pummeled by the ravers.

"Yeah, don't worry about me!!!"

He prepares to use lethal force to save his life, when an shockquake knocks
everyone in the club down.

It is courtesy of the Macro.

"Sorry Arrow, but neat trick huh? Got it from the Herman Munster playbook."

In the skies above the demolished club, Jianhu and Mindfunk are involved
in a psychic duel on the astral plane.

Mindfunk is defeating Jianhu using pure brute force. Under normal
circumstances, he would be no match for the attendant of the Gold Sama.

But thanks to the energy he took from Star Shock and the other club goers.
He has a firm power advantage.

As he smashes Jianhu with an oversize psychic fist, he questions his
enemy.

"You know baby, I gotta wonder. Why ain't the Sama fighting me?"

Jianhu throws psychic daggers at Mindfunk, who deflects them easily.

"If the Sama were fighting you, it would already be over. He simply wants to
challenge me."

Mindfunk stomps Jianhu with a psychic foot.

"Wonder what that fool is taking. When I'm done, his challenge will be putting you back together."

Before he can finish off Jianhu, he is attacked by a large humanoid rat, sporting
translucent skin with veins.

"The hell?"

****
Moments before

Fantomah is scouring the city for a proper host. She dare not snatch another
human. The Sama would frown upon that. She does something so unsavory,
that it sickens even the demon god.

She takes the body of a rat. With this host she will barely have enough
power to stop Mindfunk. But perhaps she can save Sama's lackey and
ingratiate herself to him.

****

Star Shock has returned and is pummeling White Fury and The Gold Sama.

Fury's adrenaline surge already fading.

"Sama no disrespect, but when does your secret plan
come into play."

"Soon"

Star Shock smashes the skulls of Sama and Fury into each other. When she
starts vomiting. But Star Shock is not alone, every follower of Mindfunk
 begin vomiting as well.

Arrowmatic is covered in day glow vomit.

Arrowmatic screams.

"This is the grossest thing that has ever happened to me."

Macro looks to be in deep thought.

"Top twenty for me."

Star Shock falls to her knees.

"Sama, Fury? where am I?"

Fury looks confused.

"How?"

Fin Man leaps off of a roof of a nearby building.

"It is done, never ask me to do that again."

Fury speaks

"What did you do?"

Fin Man looks at the ground.

"I used my Aqua Mancing powers to separate the drugs from Star Shock and
the club goers bloodstreams. Then I initiated projectile vomiting."

Arrowmatic and the Macro walk out, covered in day glow puke. Arrowmatic
the angrier of the two.

"Thanks for the warning by the way."

Mindfunk crashes to the ground, followed by Jianhu. The Gold Sama is
pleased.

"Excellent work my friend."

"His powers faded as his followers became sober. But I must thank Fantomah."

Fantomah's specter reappears.

"It was nothing..."

Star Shock stands up.

"I'm so sorry..."

Before she can finish, a blue hammer drives her into the ground. It
returns to the gloved hand of the masked man who helped defeat Vulgaris Claw.

The Cosmic Forces surround Star Shock.

"What in the world do you want."

"The death of the Pyramid Master's lackey!!!"


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mind Over Martyr: Day 3




3.

Becky Sanders wakes up in a desert wearing her Star Shock uniform. It is
torn apart and she wonders what has happened since consuming the Moon Bean.

Suddenly the sands of the desert erupt in a storm. The Pyramid Master
walks thru the door of light.

"Pyramid King?"

"Master..."

"Wh, what happened?"

"You do not remember?"

"No...."

"You consumed a pill given to you by a human known as Mindfunk."

"He said his name was Sakir."

"And you believe everything you are told?"

"No but he seemed so honest and caring."

Pyramid Master appears angry. But Becky thinks he always looks angry.

"The human is a psychic. While you are too powerful to be controlled
directly. He was able to push you to take the pill. Clearly you wished to
consume the drug on a level."

"No......"

Becky thinks back and realizes she desired an escape from her life. That
Mindfunk had made it all seem so appealing. That the fight with Claw and
even the stupid report card had taken a mental strain.

"Pyramid Master, did I hurt anyone?"

"You flew around this galaxy and attacked empty planets. The landscape and atmosphere of
Mars and Jupiter have been damaged, but not in a way that should endanger
living beings."

Becky feels like Pyramid Master is lying. Or holding back information.

"Are we in Egypt?"

"No you are in the state of Nevada. You chose to land here for some
reason."

****

In another dimension

A masked man holding a blue hammer appears before a distorted window
containing the face of a god.

"Father, why have you summoned me?"

"WHILE YOU WERE ON EARTH, THE WALLS OF MY PRISON HAVE
WEAKENED."

"How?"

"I SENSE THE PYRAMID MASTER'S CHAMPION HAS
SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT."

"Are the walls weakened enough for me to free you?"

"NO MY SON, IT WILL TAKE MORE POWER TO FREE ME, THAN
YOU CURRENTLY POSSESS."

"What are your orders father?"

"RETURN TO EARTH AND TEST THE PYRAMID MASTER'S
CHAMPION!!!"

"As you command."

****

A meeting is called of the Cosmic Forces

White Fury and Arrowmatic arrive together, while a bored Fin Man
manipulates a drop of water.

The Micro walks in next, looking a bit disheveled.

"Sorry had a rough case last night. An Insectlord Tribe had formed in
Pizzaville. It was hours fighting the Insectlords. Then I had to find where
the dimensional rift was."

Arrowmatic looks sick.

"Not the Pizzaville by Hunt Sporting Goods on Detroit Drive?"

"Oh yeah. They gave me a ton of free pizza. Seriously this job pays for
itself."

Micro starts eating.

Sama begins speaking.

"Last night at around 3:57 AM, Star Shock went on a galactic rampage."

White Fury questions

"Galactic?"

"She left the earth and attacked various planets in this galaxy. They were
not populated, but this is far out of character."

Jianhu speaks next.

"Around the same time, I discovered a disturbance on the psychic plane.
Numerous new entities had entered it. Most were new, but one had his
powers greatly augmented."

Brad Simon walks in the room.

"Who?"

White Fury walks over to the man known as Duel-Devil.

"Brad why are you here? You need to be at home."

"Sorry Mom, but I need to speak to the Sama and Jianhu."

Sama walks over, to Brad Simon, who is holding his rib cage in pain.

"Fury is right, you are too injured to be here. But to answer your question,
Dr.Mindfunk has returned."

Brad gingerly sits down, clearly in a world of pain.

Arrowmatic stands up.

"Wasn't Mindfunk the kook who tried to conquer the moon?"

"Yes but it goes beyond that. He is far more powerful now. We have reason
to believe it is connected to Star Shock's rampage."

Fury speaks

"Has anyone tried talking to Becky?"

Jianhu replies

"We have attempted to contact her via telephone. We went to her dorm
room and she was not home. I even attempted to contact her telepathically,
but there is far too much psychic interference on the astral plane."

Sama walks toward Brad Simon.

"What is it you needed to tell me Brad."

"Well as you know, I live in a crummy neighborhood. Last night this party
was out of control. The noise was crazy. I went outside and there were
people glowing and flying. Dancing and even making love in mid air.

I followed the bodies and it lead me to a Club Moon Shame. I saw a guy who
met Mindfunk's description. He was passing out pills to everyone."

"Where were the police?"

"They were partying. Glowing and flying. Mindfunk either trapped them, or
they were taking the pills. I decided to go find help, before confronting him."

The White Fury looks angry.

"Brad you could have been...."

"Save it Mia, I was just investigating. Sama, if Mindfunk has control of
Becky, we are in serious trouble."

****

Four AM

Becky Sanders has returned to Club Moon Shame. She is angry and
determined to stop Dr.Mindfunk. She sees everyone from teens to adults to
even cops under the control of Mindfunk.

She tosses the bouncer aside with ease. The music sharply cuts off.

Dr.Mindfunk, glowing white. Floats across the room.

"Becky whats the matter? You need more Moon Beans?"

Becky fires a bolt at the bag of Moon Beans, incinerating them.

"Don't worry girl. Plenty more where those came from."

Mindfunk hits the young woman known as Star Shock with a telekinetic
shove, sending her thru the window.

She gets back up ready to attack, when Mindfunk seizes her mind.

"Becky, or if you prefer Star Shock. You consumed a Moon Bean. That
means you consumed part of me. I've been siphoning your power. Your little
interplanetary rampage, made me stronger than I dared imagine.

Now I'm gonna go deeper in your mind and you are going to lead my army."

Becky falls to the ground struggling. Trying to fight the urge to serve
Mindfunk.

"You'll find life much easier, once you embrace the moon....."

Mindfunk sees an arrow shaft just entered his arm.

Next he is hit by a mystic bolt fired by Jianhu. Which he narrowly blocks
with a telekinetic shield.

The Macro throws the White Fury at Mindfunk, which sends him crashing
into a wall.

Mindfunk would be finished, if not for the Cosmic Forces being
taken down by a field of electricity.

 Fired by Star Shock, now firmly under the command of Dr.Mindfunk.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mind Over Martyr: Day 2



2.

The Apartment of Brad Simon

Brad Simon is still recovering from the injuries inflicted upon him by the
Claw. The demon disemboweled the young man who calls himself Duel-Devil.

If not for the magic of the man called Jianhu, he would be dead. Still injuries
this severe cannot simply be cured by magic. He needs time to heal and that
is something Brad Simon cannot wait for.

Brad's friend, Mia Rivera, better known as the super powered White Fury
has been caring for Brad.

"Brad please sit down, you are not well."

"What am I suppose to do Mia? I don't have super powers. I need to train, I
have to be at my best."

Mia tries to understand Brad's frustration. She remembers when Demonico
Mascara nearly killed her. But even as over matched as she was, she was
not completely helpless.

Brad had his insides torn out by a demon. He should be dead, instead he
lives. He has been toting around a dogeared book and refusing to let Mia
near it.

Before this had happened, Mia found herself growing closer to Brad.

When she thought he was dead, she went ballistic. She wonders if she is in
love with him.

****
Becky Sanders and her friend Denise arrived at Club Moon Shame a little
past nine.

She looks around at the club at it looks like a seventies disco tech. Even if
the club goers are wearing contemporary clothing.

There is a strange fog in the club that has made Denise dizzy. She sits in a
booth and is greeted by two men, wearing leisure suits that look like
they have not been washed.

"Can we buy you lovely ladies a drink."

"No that's okay. We don't really drink."

The man's eyes glow blue.

"Are you sure?"

Becky responds

"Yes, I'm sure."

The man is surprised Becky resisted his powers. He rushes to the back of
the club.

Meanwhile Becky wonders if she really saw that man's eyes glow. Between
the fog and the strobe lights, its hard to tell. She thinks being a super hero
has knocked her loopy.

Soon a tall Indian man with an unkempt afro approaches her.

"I'm sorry for how my employee behaved. If you have the time, I would love
to talk to you."

The man flashes a gentle smile.

"Sure, why not."

Becky figures no one can possibly hurt her, so whats the harm.

****

At the DuPont Tower, Arrowmatic arrives to meet with Mia Rivera,
otherwise known as the White Fury.

Earlier in the week he had given her a blood sample, he had taken off of a
burglar a week before. He asked Mia to take a look at it, who worked as a
chemist before becoming the White Fury.

"So Fury, find anything?"

"Yeah....  This blood has a drug in it that I've have never seen before. The
compounds were literally glowing and there is something else."

"And that is?"

"It faintly resembles the formula that gives me my powers."

"How can that be?"

"I'm going to find out."

****

In Club Moon Shame, the tall Indian man has patiently listened to Becky
Sanders. She tells him all of her problems. Albeit without mentioning her
side career as a super hero.

But the Indian man already knows. It is very close to the surface of her
conscious mind. He interjects every now and again with stories from his life.

Not mentioning he is the super villain known as Dr.Mindfunk.

She is slowly leading Becky to ask how he became the wealthy owner of a
nightclub. Instead of a Doctor in India.

He takes out what appears to be five glowing beans from his coat pocket.

He tells Becky they are called Moon Beans. A pill of his own creation.

Becky Sanders has never taken drugs or drank alcohol. She can remember
seeing how her mother acted taking nerve pills over the years. Her father
was killed by a drunk driver when she was three.

Mindfunk can sense all of this. He will not force her to consume the
Moon Bean. He can manipulate her into taking one, using her own anxieties
against her.

Lead her to the revelation that her mother was right to take pills. That it is
safer than alcoholic beverages. That the Moon Bean will free her of stress
and allow her to do better in school and her mother could not possibly have a
problem with that.

"Alright I'll take one... Um I never got your name."

"Sakir, Dr.Sakir."

It feels wrong, her greater instincts are telling her not to. But Dr.Mindfunk is clouding her judgment. Becky swallows the Moon Bean.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mind Over Martyr:Day 1

Mind Over Martyr

1.

Drama Bay, California

Arrowmatic is doing a routine patrol Things had been quiet since the encounter with Claw.

He heard a break in at a drug store and found a disheveled teen running
with what appeared to be several bottles of ether.

Arrowmatic took off after him and was shocked at how agile the boy is.

 He decides to take out an electric arrow and fires it at the boy. The arrows are safe, but should knock the kid out.

The kid collapses, but before he can be identified, he stands up.

Arrowmatic is taken back by this. That voltage would take out a man four
times the size of some skinny kid. He looks closer and sees the boy no
longer has pupils and his eyes are glowing blue.


****

Slugmoore University, 1974

A young man by the name of Amut Sakir has cracked. His family had put so
much pressure on him to become a wealthy doctor and support them. For
years he studied and studied. Finally getting accepted into a mid level
American university.

Soon the test began and no matter how good his grades were, they were
never good enough. One night his roommate dragged him to a party.

He was having a miserable time until the song started. Sublime keyboard
tracks and sizzling guitar riffs consumed him.

Then a roommate offered him a pipe. It remind him of what his Uncle
Vikram had smoked. Amut thinks that even though Vikram was poor and filthy, he really had the answers.

So Amut smoked the pipe and a feeling of nausea and anxiety overwhelmed
him. He was dizzy and could hardly move. He felt like he was going to die.

He gained the strength to run outside and collapsed in a heap. He looked up
at the full moon, so bright in the sky. He wondered if birds ever tried to fly
to the moon, before realizing their wings were simply not strong enough.

His anxiety and nausea passed. He returned to the party and drank his first
beer and smoked more of the pipe. The next day he ignored his test.

He found alcohol and the pipe lacking. He wanted something stronger.
Something that would truly expand his mind.

He created varying chemical compounds over the next few weeks. He was
about to be expelled from the university, but did not care.

One day while rummaging in the back of the janitors closet looking for
chemicals, he found a crudely written formula written in a notebook.

The name Niles Frazier was written on it. Amut studied the formula and
found parts of it served no purpose. So Amut tinkered with it, adding
components that would grant mental power rather than physical strength.

When he consumed the formula he was overwhelmed. As the furious disco beat played. Amut went into a seizure and was awakened by voices in his head. It was not speech but thought. He could hear every ones thoughts on campus.

He could also hear campus security coming to evict him.

"AMUT, IT IS TIME TO LEAVE!!!"

Amut's eyes glowed and he sent a telekinetic wave into the door, crushing the Resident Adviser, Dean and the Campus Police.

Amut surrounded by a blue aura floats out into the hall.

"Amut Sakir is dead. Call me Dr.Mindfunk."

***

Drama Bay University, 1985

Becky Sanders is covered in bruises. Her friends and resident adviser are
convinced she is in an abusive relationship.

How does she tell them that she is the superhero known as Star Shock and
she was nearly beat to death by a demon known as the Claw.

Her first report card since she became a super hero came in and it is bad
news. All C's and one B, now she waits for the phone call from Mom.

Who will lecture her and say how she is the first Sanders woman to go to
college. How she has to be three times smarter than smart to compete in a
man's world.

Becky has been hearing this lecture since she was six years old after her
mom was fired from the accounting firm.

The phone rings and Becky just can't handle the lecture again. Not when she
is trying her best and trying to save Earth from aliens and an elder god
named Fantomah.

The phone continues ringing and Becky screams. Crushing the phone with
her left hand.

Becky needs a break and decides to go out with her friends.

****
DuPont Towers

The Gold Sama walks into the living quarters of Jake Finmen, otherwise
known as The Fin Man.

"Jacob"

"How many times do I have to tell you. DO NOT CALL ME JACOB..."

"Fin Man, I know using your aquamancing powers against Claw was
difficult."

"No you don't, or you would not have continued pressuring me to use them."

"Fin Man, I do understand what it is like to make sacrifices for the greater
good. To give up a piece of your being to stop evil.

I realize I failed you at a difficult time in your life. But you must trust me."

Fin Man lifts a pitcher of lemonade using his Aqua Mancing powers and throws it at Sama. Who casually dodges it.

"Get out Sama."

****

Deep Space, The Rulian Space Cruiser.

Crime King has been working in his lab for days. Along with his robotic
partner, Retro-9, they have been working on the comatose Infini-Knight.

One way or another, Infini-Knight will live again.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Horror Of Claw: Day 6

6.

Missile Miser did not expect his basic armor to stop Claw. But luckily for
him he had been working a back up. He began work on Mecha Claw almost
immediately. A giant armor that looks like a robotic brother to the gruesome
Claw.

Missile Miser did not test the armor in the field, but he is confident Mecha
Claw could crush the Trojan Mecha that Horse Power uses.

Claw is back to his feet and attacks Mecha Claw. Only to find his manic
swipes blocked by a force field.

Mecha Claw opens its mouth revealing an ion cannon and fires it at Claw.

Burning the monster's hand, which quickly regenerates.

Claw lifts the Mecha Claw and suplexes it into a row of buildings. The
thrusters in Mecha Claw's back ignite and it is back to it's feet.

Claw holds out both arms and sends a large black ball of fire at Mecha
Claw.

The robots left hand has been melted. Missile Miser opens the metallic robe
of Mecha Claw and sends a barrage of missiles at the Nightmare Of Ricca.

Gold Sama sees the carnage being unleashed by Claw and his robotic
doppelganger and knows that if he is not stopped, the city will be destroyed.

"Then embrace my power Sama. Use it to destroy my nephew."

"That is not necessary yet Demon."

Fantomah's specter looks angry.

"GOD...."

The specter of Fantomah disappears. While Gold Sama hopes that the
Micro is faring better in his mission. .


****

The Innards Of Claw

The Micro has studied biology most of his life. As a small child he dissected
worms trying to figure out what makes them tick. As he got older he studied
other animals and life forms.

But the inside of the Claw is nothing like anything in this world. The innards
of Claw look more like a bizarre alien jungle than any living thing on Earth.

He has been fighting off snakes, tendrils and a living forest of spikes trying
to find Claw's heart.

He unloads his custom made laser pistols into yet another snake and soon
the tendrils melt. The Micro feels relief until a giant dinosaur with Claw's
head appears and smashes him into what passes for the ground.

The Micro begins grows bigger and lifts the foot off of his body. Tossing
the dinosaur aside.

Suddenly more snakes and tendrils emerge from the pores of Claw and
begin smothering the Micro.

In an effort to fight the creatures off, he grows to full size.

*****

Fantomah searches the city for an appropriate host. She sees a wealthy
woman emerging from an uptown clothing store. Fantomah can tell she has
great mystic potential.

The woman is overwhelmed by the power of Fantomah. Soon her
consciousness is no longer her own.

She flies off to confront the nephew of Fantomah.


****

Missile Miser panics as now the right arm has been disabled by Claw.

Miser is now preparing to hit the self destruct switch in Mecha Claw.

Ending both his and the God Of Hate's life.

Before that can happen both Mecha Claw and Claw are hit by what they
think is a tsunami. Instead what they see is a giant humanoid construct made of water.

At its core is the Fin Man, employing an art he vowed never to use again. The under used Aqua Mancing skills to form this armor.

As he did the voices entered his head. Telling him to wash away the Earth.

To take Atlantis and make it his own. The Fin Man ignores these voices and
attacks both Claw and his robot double.

He sends a stream of salt water into the exposed circuits of Mecha Claw,
taking the robot out of the fight.

Claw attacks Fin Man, who creates a watery shield from his left arm and a
mace from his right arm. He smashes Claw in the head and tries to drown
the monster.

Only to find his water armor evaporating from the heat emitted from Claw.

Gold Sama now begins to think that the Micro has failed and is about to
become intangible to rescue him.

When Claw is attacked by Fantomah, who has grown to the height of her nephew.

"Why Auntie, did Sama reject your offer?"

Fantomah consumes Claw in hell fire.

Claw laughs at this.

"I was born from the creative fires of your brother."

Fantomah projects bolts of her godly life force at her nephew sending
him to his knees.

Claw tries to stand up, until it feels like his stomach is being torn apart. It
is the Micro, Claw allowed him enter his body. Thinking it would be fun to
let his antibodies tear him to pieces.

Star Shock, Sama and Jianhu join hands and send out a merged beam of
energy into the chest of Claw.

The Nightmare of Ricca presses on. Refusing to fall even as his lunar suit is
falling apart and his enhanced body fails him.

On sheer determination the monster counters with his own bolt of energy.

Until a Golden Hammer goes thru his chest and his body falls apart.

The hammer returns to the man called Togaplex. Who exits this dimension thru a door created
by the hammer.

***

Crime King has just landed on Earth in a Rulian Space Cube.

He sees Claw failed in his bid to destroy Gold Sama. Crime King is pleased,
for soon Crolok will have to report his failure to the Ruler. Then Crime King can harness the energies of the Infini-Knight for himself.

A semi nude Claw approaches Crime King. He is covered in his own blood
and craves Crime King's head. Even weakened, The Crime King fears Claw.

Both he and Retro-9 back away and allow the Nightmare Of Ricca to claim
the Space Cube.

The controls were preset by Crime King and Claw disappears.

****

Brad Simon lays in a hospital bed in pain. Even though Jianhu saved his life,
he could not completely heal such grievous injuries.

Now he has to deal with his failure. He confronted the arch enemy of Duel-Devil
and essentially died.

Matt Hill enters the room and gives Brad an old book.

"Who are you?"

Matt Hill's expression does not change.

"You don't recognize me? I'm the Red Duel-Devil. That book you are
holding is the journal of my father."

"Why are you giving this to me?"

"To provide inspiration."

The young man leaves the room.

****

A wealthy young woman is dropped in front of an upscale boutique with no
memory of Fantomah. Little does she know, this experience shaved years
off of her life.

****

Jake Finman sits in his room in DuPont Towers. He regrets using the water
mancer powers against Claw. He knows he will be tempted to use the powers
again. Eventually he will go too far in using them.

****

The Rulian Space Cruiser

Crime King is having a party in his quarters with a few Rulian guards and
Retro-9.

Retro-9 goes up to Crime King.

"Query: Claw was unsuccessful in his attempt to kill the Gold Sama. Why
are you celebrating?"

"Killing Gold Sama was not really the intention. I just needed access to that
beast Claw. Now he is in deep space and I have this."

Crime King produces a vial of green blood that belonged to the Claw.

*****

On a planet that looks to be made of cement with lakes of lava. the Claw crash lands. His Rulian Space Cube completely wrecked.

He rips the door off the cube and emerges. He looks around at the squat
dinosaur creatures known as the Dominorse and knows he has
discovered a new frontier to destroy.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Horror Of Claw:Day 5

5.

Brad Simon is dying. He had taken up the mantle of Duel-Devil from his
father Jeffrey "Curly" Simon. Curly (along with three of his friends) had
been trained by the original Duel-Devil.

Curly had been anxious to train Brad in taking up the mantle of Duel-Devil.

His friends Pee Wee and Scarecrow gave up the mantle of Duel-Devil and
had no interest in passing it on to their children.

Jock had been the best of Duel-Devil's students.... But he did not have any
kids of his own.

Curly never quite acclimated himself to what some people call "the real
world". He never did great in school and took what work he could.

His heart was always in being a masked hero. He felt like he was making a
difference and considered it the only legacy he could leave to his son.

He started training Brad at the age of five. Brad's mother objected, but
Curly could not be deterred. By the age of twelve, Brad was an
accomplished athlete, excelling at football and baseball.

Then Curly disappeared, his mother told Brad that Curly had been hit by
a truck. That was why the funeral was closed casket.

But Brad knew the truth. His father was not hit by a truck. He had a final
mission as Duel-Devil and was killed.

Brad obsessed with taking the Duel-Devil mantle. He studied everything he
could about fighting, detective work and driving any kind of vehicle.

When he turned eighteen, he received his inheritance from Curly. It was
twenty thousand dollars. Brad had no idea where Curly got that much
money. He suspects he robbed gangsters over the years. But he could not
prove that.

Mom was disappointed Brad did not put that money toward college. Instead
he went to trade school and became a mechanic. Moved to the west coast
and started his career as Duel-Devil. He wore the blue and yellow costume
of his father.

He was set to continue his father's legacy, until the other guy showed up.

Another man claimed to be Duel-Devil, wearing the red and blue costume of
the original, turned up. The idea enraged Brad, but it inspired him to work harder. But no matter how hard he worked, the other guy was better.

He had state of the art vehicles and equipment. While Brad made do with a
used crop duster. he could never get to work right, a modified tow truck and a dirt bike.

That Duel-Devil became famous for stopping the Scrambler from destroying
all television and radio airwaves and Imprisoning the last three heads of the
Northeast branch of the Grim Circle.

Brad meanwhile was known as an imitation Duel-Devil, someone trying to
steal another man's reputation.

Now Brad is dying, he has just been disemboweled by the monstorus Claw.

The demon that was defeated by the original Duel-Devil in the forties.

Brad was just saved by the other Duel-Devil. He is unable to make out what is happening. He only knows he is going to die and he has not talked to his mom in a month.

****

The red and blue Duel-Devil arrived to the scene to save the other Duel-Devil from being disemboweled by the Claw.

He throws a series of exploding boomerangs at Claw.

Claw marches toward Duel-Devil Red, until Arrowmatic fires a sonic arrow at Claw.

A sonic screech goes out sending Claw to his knees. Duel-Devil's research
knew exactly what frequency would interfere with Claw's equilibrium. He had quickly given the sonic Arrow Head to Arrow-Matic.

The Red Duel-Devil looks over at Jianhu.

"He is still alive, save him."

Jianhu flies over to the dying Brad Simon and begins to heal him using the
magic of the Sama Temple. The hole in Brad's stomach closes, but he is still
far too weak to fight.

Meanwhile the White Fury has stood by his side. She is filled with rage at
feeling Brad could have died. She is even madder at herself that she cares
so much.

She sees Claw disoriented and is filled with rage. With adrenaline, people
have been known to lift cars off of their children.

Those people do not have the power serum of the legendary Black Terror
coursing thru their veins. With adrenaline fueling her, Fury's strength
dwarfs even Star Shock.

She catches Claw with a punch that fractures the monsters jaw. Then follows
thru with a punch to the gut that breaks two of his ribs.

Claw finally crushes the arrowhead that was disorienting him. He looks down
at his own blood and is angered. He heals quickly, but the idea of a
a swine hurting him is too much to bear.

With a blinding speed, Claw puts White Fury thru five buildings.

"The game is over."

Turning his lunar suit to full power, Claw grows fifty stories tall.

****

Arrow-Matic used the sonic arrow given to him by the other Duel-Devil. He
really thought they had a chance when Fury managed to hurt him.

Then the monster turned giant and he does not know what to do. This is too
much for him. He saw the newsreel footage and even read about him in
history class. But this is beyond belief.

He turns to Fin Man for help and sees the Atlantean is gone.

"Wish I had thought of that."

****

The man with the Golden Hammer regrets not attacking Claw earlier. Now
he maybe too powerful. But the man puts these ideas behind him.

The Golden Hammer is the most powerful weapon in the universe. He will
let the humans weaken/distract Claw and he will strike.

****

Claw smashes a building with ease. He does wonder why Crime King has not
tried to stop him. Perhaps the ant has greater intelligence than he credited
him with.

Star Shock flies to attack and Claw swats her down. He wonders why the
Pyramid Master granted such power to an idiot.

A bolt of energy sends Claw to his knees. He turns around and sees a
gigantic Mecha Claw has entered the fray.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Horror Of Claw: Day 4

4.

The new Missile Miser armor has proven to be no match for Claw. Miser was able to put all the resources of The Ivy Pro Corporation into it.

He fires another plasma beam at Claw, who deflects it with a kick. Claw is growing tired of fighting with Missile Miser.

He flies toward Miser at a frightening speed and tears the arm off of the mech. He spits on the chest of the giant armor, causing the metal to corrode and melt. With one hand he rips Phineas Hawthrone from the armor.

Before he can rip the tiny old man's heart from his chest, Claw is hit by a bolt of lightning and the golden energy of the Sama temple.

He looks up and sees some girl wearing the Band Of Annihilation and the Golden Sama's lackey Jianhu.

Then a chill goes up his spine. He realizes that Fantomah is near.

****

Matt Hill is a prominent New York business man. Living off of money from his families Emerald Mine, he has invested the money into the poorer neighborhoods in New York.

Rebuilding deteriorating tenements and giving the poor affordable housing.

But Matt Hill has his secrets too. He is the red and blue Duel-Devil. Continuing the legacy of the Original Duel-Devil.

He climbs into the hanger of his private tower and enters the Devil Jet.

****

Duel-Devil Yellow is filled with a mixture of frustration and fear. Right now he sees the Claw fighting Jianhu and Gold Sama. The Micro went off in his own direction like he always does.

While Devil and the others were ordered to stay back. To help with crowd control.

This tears the Yellow Duel-Devul apart. He should be the one fighting Claw. The original Duel-Devil defeated Claw with no special powers.

He has to fight Claw, it is what his father trained him to do.

The White Fury puts her hand on Devil's shoulder.

"Devil, I know you want to fight him. But we must listen to Sama, he knows best."

"That is easy for you to say Fury. What if it were Diablo and Sama told you to stay back?"

As he said that, Fury can tell by the look in his eyes that he has decided to attack Claw.

"WAIT!!!"

****

The Fin Man questions why he is here. There are cops to help with crowd control. He should be fighting Claw, he is as strong and fast as Star Shock.

As he helps a little old lady into a shelter he thinks of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. He thinks of how much power that ocean can give him.

But then he remembers the price of so much power.

****

The man with the Golden Hammer stands on a building watching the Cosmic Forces battle Claw. His father wants Claw dead, such a being cannot be controlled and can only hinder his plans.

His father has also instructed him to kill the Pyramid Master's underling.

So the man with the hammer waits to see how this battle ends up, before attacking.

***

Claw is being dismantled by the girl with the Band Of Annihilation.

He has not actually activated the suit given to him by Crime King. He was saving it for a confrontation with Horse Power. When he arrived in New York, he found he could not sense any of those humans on the planet.

Now he is fighting some girl he has never heard of, Sama and Jianhu.

The girl is as powerful as Claw at his base power. She posseses no skill or killer instinct. He could defeat her fairly easily. But Sama's lap dog is more powerful than he remembered.

He also posseses true skill and a killer instinct that every Sama candidate must possess.

Claw notices interestingly, that Sama is the weakest of the trio. He can also smell a familar stench on Sama.

Jianhu grabs Star Shock's hand.

"NOW"

A massive beam of green and gold energy leaves their hands and drives Claw into the ground.

Claw realizes he must activate the belt that Crime King gave him.

Jianhu and Star Shock continue to pour the energy on.

But they notice a red field of energy is surrounding Claw. Claw starts to drive back the gold and green energy, eventually knock it aside with a single swipe.

Star Shock flies down to attack Claw, who kicks her in the the chest and headbutts her.

Jianhu and Sama fly down, working in tandem against Claw.

Fantomah speaks to Sama.

"Allow me to give you more power. With it you can crush my nephew."

"And increase my dependance upon you."

"What choice do you have?"

Claw smashes Sama's face and cracks his head into Jianhu.

Claw looks directly at Fantomah.

"He can die my dearest Aunt. You are a woman at the moment? That was how you lured those idiots in Pan Guay to your temples."

Star Shock stands up

"You can talk to your imaginary friend later!!"

He deflects her last lightning bolt and sends her back with a basic fireball.

Claw walks over to stomp the head of Star Shock and is attacked by the White Fury.

Her strength is no match for Claw.

"Well at least you possess greater technique than Pyramid Master's lackey."

With another burst of speed, he drives his knee into Fury's chin. Following up with a talon uppercut, slicing her face.

Duel-Devil yellow leaps to the Fury's rescue, hitting Claw with three vicious nerve strikes, that have no effect...

He lifts Devil by the throat amused.

"You where the Devil's costume."

Claw sniffs him.

"But you're a pathetic impostor."

He guts Duel-Devil with a single punch. Brad Simon, one of the men called Duel-Devil is near death.

Claw looks at the blood on his fist and laughs.

"Look he's still twitching."

Out of the sky a missile hits Claw with the power of a small nuke.

It was fired from the Devil-Jet.

Claw gets up a bit shaken, before he smiles.

"I never imagined you would still be alive."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Horror Of Claw: Day 3

3.

New York City

Boomeranger has lost another one of his men. The monster known as Claw
tore the Ultra Battler to literal pieces.

Claw is determined to get top the top of this building. With him are tall men
with yellow skin and five red eyes. Are they aliens? Demons, like the things that Professor Necro used?

Boomeranger does not care. They are killing his men.

Boomeranger sends a pair of explosive boomerangs at Claw. They do not
slow down the nightmare of Ricca.

Claw does not attempt to dodge any of these attacks. He knows they are
worthless.

Boomeranger taps a button under his glove. It retrieved his boomeflyer, a rocket powered boomerang that Boomeranger flies on, he sends it crashing into Claw, knocking him thru the lobby wall.

Claw stands up holding the large glider and tears it in two.

He looks directly at Boomeranger, ignoring the heavy gunfire.

"You humans, you all look alike to me. Congratulations on obtaining my
notice."

Claw disappears and is behind Boomeranger with blinding speed. He plunges his hand into Boomeranger's chest.

Soon he will find the old man.

****

Missile Miser is near the top floor of Ivy Tower. He knows Claw is looking
for him. But little does Claw know that Missile Miser has been preparing for him.

That he intends to make Claw pay for his humiliation.

He puts on the new Missile Miser armor that bears resemblance to
Claw.

Putting the helmet on last he prepares to die.

****

The Rulian Space Cruiser

Crolok is infuriated at Crime King. That he would endanger his ship by
bringing that monster to the bridge. Now it has teleported itself to Earth for
a vendetta that does not involve killing Gold Sama.

"My patience with you is at its end!!! How could you endanger our mission,

I should throttle you right here!!!"

He grabs the cloak of Crime King, only for King to remove his hand.

"There was a time I needed you Crolok. That time is nearing its end. Know
my fighter suit is powerful enough to kill you instantly. I have avoided that
for fear of annoying the Ruler."

He shoves Crolok aside.

"I have a means to control Claw. But if he wants to whittle down the
hero population before going after Sama he is welcome."

****

Captain Battle the 3rd had to fight off Lionel Craig to enter this fray. Craig
sees him as a marketing phenomenon and not a hero.

But Craig is not the grandson of Captain Battle. He can't allow his men to be
massacred.

He puts on one of the experimental armors that Missile Miser built. The
test runs have not went well, but he knows he can do it.

He flips the switch and the armor flies thru the roof of the building. Within
minutes he is near orbit.

****

Claw has grown bored murdering humans. He lifts his hand and fires a
beam of energy thru every floor of the building.

He flies up to the top floor.

"You cannot hide from Claw little man."

A large stream of orange energy is sent at Claw, who blocks it with his left
palm. Claw is surprised to see his hand burnt.

Even more surprised to see that it is Missile Miser who fired the blast.


*****

The Cosmic Forces board the private jet of Jed DuPont, the Gold Sama.

At one time he could have teleported the team to New York instantly. But
since his battle in space, those powers are beyond him.

His partner, Jianhu is capable of teleporting himself, but not an entire team.

Star Shock could travel the long distance in thirty minutes, but
they need to face Claw as a team.

Fantomah appears before Gold Sama.

"This machine will not make it in time. My nephew will massacre thousands."

The Gold Sama has a suspicion of what Fantomah wants, but indulges her.

"And how do you suggest we get there?"

Fantomah smiles.

"With a powerful enough host, I could teleport us there."

Duel-Devil speaks

"Sama, I just picked up another transmission from Manhattan. Claw and
Missile Miser have destroyed three city blocks."

Fantomah leaps upon this.

"Sama, you are at no risk. In my current condition, I cannot overwhelm a mind like yours.

 You will receive the power you need. All I desire is the defeat of my
nephew."

Gold Sama's gaze gives Fantomah permission to enter him.

Sama is in agony as it feels like his body is being threaded by razor wire.

The energy waves run off of Sama. Until it is done, Sama has been possessed by Fantomah. Red and Blue veins covering
his face.

The Cosmic Forces covered in red fog instantly appear in New York.