Arrows rained down by the hundreds. It did not take long for Artemis to rally her Amazon sisters and take a full frontal assault against their attackers. By the hundreds, fully armored men stormed the shores of Themyscira. They wore battle armor similar to the Amazons and seemed to have the same kind of warrior's fire the Themysciran women had as well.
"Amazons!" Artemis shouted over the noise of rushing war. "Attack!" she commanded with her sword pointed towards the enemy. She pulled on the golden reins of the Pegasus and flew directly towards the heart of the enemy's swarm. With a great swipe of her blade Artemis took the heads of four of the male warriors clear off.
A wave of angry women followed her down her path with their swords raised. By the hundreds the Amazons stormed into battle. But this was not an epic battle like David versus Goliath. This was a war of the century! While one man would fall on the battle grounds, he took with him two Amazons.
These Warriors's training was similar to the ancient Spartans. They were ruthless and cunning and organized. Whoever was at this Army's helm, he knew what he was doing. Steel clashed against steel. The cries of fallen Amazons were heard throughout the island. Paradise was lost.
"Suggestions Sister?" Alexandria asked as she tightened the grip on her war hammer. She and her two younger sisters were soaring above the battle field ready to engage. But they needed a plan. Tatyana remained unnaturally silent. She was strategizing the best form of attack.
"Perhaps it's best if we hold the front line " Selene offered. She was against the violence, however seeing her Amazon sisters in such peril brought out a drive in her to help. "If we hold the line it is less likely for Themyscira to be sacked "
The plan seemed plausible and the fact the Selene was offering war advice was rare. Tatyana contemplated the quick plan. Her thoughts were however short lived with the gruesome cry of pain coming from down below. There was a burst of immense purple flames that rained down on the island ground. The enemy had Dragons!
"Selene!" Tatyana snapped quickly as she released the trident from one of her hands. She had a plan now. "Tame that Dragon!" she ordered and began to fly away towards the shore. "I'll put out the fire!" she stated.
"And what shall I do, dear sister?" Alexandria asked crossing her arms. Tatyana stopped mid flight and smirked at her older sister.
"Crush them!" she ordered. Alexandria grinned and rocketed to the ground. Taking her hammer, Alexandria crashed into the battle. She wasted no time in hammering her male oppressors down to size. One by one, she crushed them all!
Lightning surged around the base of her weapon. Engulfed with power, Alexandria blasted lightning straight through several warriors. The cauterized wounds sizzled and left a burnt flesh smell in the air. Like an angry bull seeing red, Alexandria could not stop her assault.
"Alex, watch out!" Artemis warned and reached for her arrow, but it was too late. One of the male warriors snuck up behind Alexandria she was in battle. She turned around and fell victim to his war club. He directly hit her in her head.
The club broke in half and Princess Alexandria was unharmed. She glared at the man and then at the club he had tried to strike her with. Her cerulean eyes glowed violently with fury. She grabbed the man by his throat and hoisted him into the air.
"You stupid little man!" she said. Alexandria tightened her grip as the man struggled for breath. He clawed at her chainmail like skin with futile hope. The Princess scoffed and snapped the man's neck. A winged horse landed just feet from the Princess and Artemis jumped off of the magnificent beast.
"Are you alright?" the concerned woman asked. Princess Alexandria nodded and looked at the amount of blood on her hands. "Perhaps one day you will find a man that you can't break!" she said with humor in her voice. Alexandria looked wide eyed at her Aunt. Did she not know?
"Men who needs them?" the Princess asked.
Princess Selene quickly made a large circle with her lasso. She whipped it through the air and planted it perfectly onto the ground. The fire all around quickly reversed its destructive path and surged around the lasso.
Besides being made of unbreakable material, the lasso of Truth is empowered by the Goddess Hestia and cannot be overpowered by any other flames whatsoever. Princess Selene was able to create a force field of Hestia's flames and killed down the fire from the Dragon's breath.
Quickly, Selene's Amazon sisters ran within the lasso's barrier to protect themselves from the flames. The Dragon however was still a threat that needed to be dealt with quickly. Princess Selene could not commit violent acts, but she could order her Amazons to.
"Amazons!" she called out. The warrior women looked to their young Princess with obedience. "Fire!" she ordered.
By the dozens the warriors pulled on their bow strings and fired their arrows at the black scaled beast. Its lime green devil eyes scowled at the warriors' futile attempt to injure the creature.
Opening its mouth, which was the size of a city bus, the Dragon spewed out more of its deadly purple fire breath. The Amazons huddled to the ground in fear, but the flames bubbled around them. The Dragon's fire could not penetrate the lasso's barrier.
"Do not yield my sisters!" Princess Selene said strongly. "We are safe within the lasso's border."
"And are we to remain here forever?" asked one of the warriors. A few of the other Amazons said similar remarks. Were they just to remain hiding forever? None of the Amazons had the strength and power The Princesses possessed. Only one of King Tristan's children could defeat such a creature.
"No, we will find a way to win this battle and-"
"This battle will be over the sooner you pick up a sword and fight!" said another Amazon speaking out of turn. Princess Selene did not receive the same respect the other crowned children did. She could easily pulverize any who opposed her, but she didn't!
"Ocean waves heed my command!" Princess Tatyana ordered pointing her trident towards the sea. The weapon glowed with power.
"What do you need?" said a strong male voice from behind her. Tatyana gasped and turned around to see him. Her future husband Triton, the son of Poesidon.
"Triton!" Princess Tatyana squealed. She threw her arms around the God and hugged him close. He held her in and kissed her. They were in love from the very beginning, from children to young adults. Their union would be the merger of the millennium for two worlds. Themyscira and Atlantis would become one super nation, united by mystical ocean waters.
"Themyscira is under heavy fire and-" she started. Her lover put his hands to her lips.
"Then let's extinguish it, shall we?" he suggested. Triton didn't need much urging to help his bride. Whatever she were to request from him he would do gladly.
Together with both of their hands on the Trident, Tatyana and Triton commanded to sea to rise. The trident illuminated with an aura the same color as the sea's shine.
Huge globes of water rose first, filling the air with gigantic bubbles of sea water. Next, thick streams arose vertically out of the ocean the size of rivers. They merged together into one destructive column of water and began to roll onto Themyscira's shore.
"Hold it steady as I guide it to the fires, my love!" Triton said. Leaving Princess Tatyana's side, Triton plunged into the mass of water.
A sea green aura illuminated around his body, becoming full circle. Triton's eyes held the same glow and as if operating a giant automaton, he directed the water through Themyscira and towards the great dragon's fire.
"Now!" Triton shouted from within the water. Princess Tatyana shouted and waved her trident through the air in a striking motion. The water blasted out with thd force of a crashing wave and doused the fires almost instantly and then coated the land in salty sea water remains.
He stood in a place he had not stood in a long time, the temple. Themyscira had many patron Goddesses, but none held more meaning to him than her. Diana had died a true Amazon. She left the Amazons behind for Tristan to rule as King and it was up to him to prove Diana was wise in her decision.
He walked back and forth in front of her statue. It was all that could remind of him his fallen sister. Besides the statue was her armor. The golden tiara and breastplate had a soft glow from the torches. Her silver bracelets rattled with the earth as more destruction shook the island.
"I know it's been a while since I've last visited you " Tristan admitted. His red cape coasted in the air as he walked. He was so much older now, so much wiser. But even so, Tristan would always seek help from his older sister. "I think it's just easier to not visit and remember that you're gone then to come and be reminded of that Diana, Sister, Goddess give me strength now "
On the battle field, Princess Alexandria and Artemis rushed the frontal wave. They pushed the enemy back to the sandy beach shoreline and held the line there. There was more hope now that there was less of the enemy on the island, but even with that small victory the outcome of the war seemed grim for the Amazons and when all hope seemed to be bright for them, a signal rained in the sky.
A figure of a man came down. He was hidden by the sun and slowly descended into view. He was all and built more than any man could be. He wore a suit of blue with a red cape. There was a red "S" on his chest and his face was emotionless.
For a glorious twenty years he ruled over his Amazon sisters preaching peace and love. He even opened the borders of Paradise Island to the rest of Man's world. The perfect utopia was available for all to enjoy, but now, Themyscira was under attack on the very shores that were once closed to the feet of man.
"Themyscira will not fall while I am King!" Tristan promised. While his powers were almost nonexistent he was still a deadly warrior who should not be trifled with.
He was surrounded by his Amazon council, they were his inner circle. These were not only the fiercest of the Amazons, but also thd smartest and most experienced in combat. His three daughters were among them, the Princesses of Themyscira.
"Then we shall fight!" Artemis declared. Artemis had become Tristan's personal Champion when he chose to give up his powers. She fought for him and was willing to die in his honor. She raised her sword into the air. Every Amazon in the room joined her. They were all brave and willing to die for Themyscira.
"Prepare the Archers and fetch for my horse!" King Tristan ordered, "If we are to die, then we shall do so on the battlefield!" the amazons cheered.
All together they left Tristan's throne room, leaving him in the protection of his daughters. The three princesses were among the most powerful, their king was in very formidable hands. They were also all mirror images of her, of Diana. But each of his three daughters represented a different part of the fallen Amazon Princess. Alexandria was the oldest and represented Diana's fire. She holds her own in a fight and commands the battlefield. Alexandria represented a true Amazon Warrior.
Tatyana was the middle child and like Diana, she was a clever strategist. She never made a move without being certain she had the upper hand (which she always did). She had as much brain as she does brawn, but has the wisdom of how to wield both. Tatyana represented a true Amazon Commander.
Selene was the youngest of all of King Tristan's children. She represented the purity and love her late Aunt had. She was also the most passive. While trained in every form of combat her Amazon sisters had been trained in, Selene had never before engaged in battle.
"And are we to remain absent of yet another fight, Father?" Alexandria asked scornfully. She was very much so a warrior and did not like the idea of her home being threatened and doing nothing about it. With or without her father's blessing, Alexandria planned on fighting in this war.
"I am only trying to do what is best for you" King Tristan said. Deep within his heart, he could trust his daughters to do well in battle. However, it did not mean he wanted them to go off into war. No parent wished to see their young go off to serve.
"Father " Tatyana said standing beside her older sister. "Many years ago you taught us that a true Amazon does not run away from battle, but leap towards it. You taught us that it is braver to die doing what you know in your heart is right then to stand by and watch what you believe in fall "
"Well we believe in Themyscira." Alexandria butted in. "And we believe it is time for you to stop thinking of us like your young daughters that you need to protect-"
"And start thinking of us as your Amazons that can help you defend" Tatyana finished. They presented a strong argument, one of which left King Tristan with no words to counteract. He knew they were ready. Closing his aged blue eyes King Tristan nodded and complied with his daughter's wishes.
"It is in your blood to fight for what is right and so I will let you go" King Tristan said. He was not talking as their father anymore, but as their King. Alexandria and Tatyana both adjusted their impenetrable silver bracelets with smiles on their faces and waited for their father's command.
"You two shall lead my front line" He ordered, "Alexandria, you can command the Amazons like no other. Tatyana, your strategic battle plans can surely be our upper hand today, but before I deploy you I must first arm you "
The two princesses' ears perked with this statement. They already had gifts of great power granted to them by the Gods themselves, but what more could they possibly be given? King Tristan snapped his fingers. In a rush of white light, two legendary artifacts appeared in his hands. Both were from myths of old, and both equally powerful. In his left hand, King Tristan held a massive hybrid war hammer. It had a long handle with a curved blade at one end of the colossal block.
"Alexandria " King Tristan said raising the hammer/ax into the air. "A gift from the Norse God of Thunder himself, The Mjölnir slayer of Giants and the Midgard Serpent. Take it
Slowly Alexandria stepped forward and grasped the handle of the weapon. Lightning surged around it as she did so. However Alexandria had dealt with Godly lightning before. She took hold of the hammer and raised it into the air. Lighting and wind blew all around her. She clutched the Mjölnir with both hands and gasped.
"Do not fear its power" King Tristan said. "For it is yours to command." The lightning stopped and revealed a newly transformed Alexandria. Her powers had almost tripled now. She could take on armies with her newly found strength.
"Tatyana, consider this an early wedding gift from myself and your soon to be father-in-law" King Tristan said presenting his second daughter with a golden Trident. The princess gasped. There was no mistaking this Trident, it was his. Lord Poseidon had given up his Trident to the bride of Triton, heir to the Ocean Kingdom.
Tatyana grasped the Trident tightly. It too glowed with power just as Alexandria's hammer had done. The God of the Seas had always held Tatyana in his favor and bestowed upon her a most unbelievable gift. He had given her one of the greatest weapons of legend.
He had not forgotten his passive youngest daughter. Selene had tried to stay under the radar as her older sisters were being super charged with weapons. However King Tristan had a gift for her as well, whether she liked the idea of being a warrior or not.
"And finally, my little Selene " Tristan cooed. The young princess shook her head. Denying the very idea of being in the war.
"Father please!" she insisted, "Amazon I may be by birth, but I am no warrior!" King Tristan's collected face stoned for a moment. While nobody objected the fact that a warrior's spirit was not one with Selene, in the time of war there was no room for the weak hearted.
"A Princess has a duty to her people " King Tristan simply stated. His tone however was not that of a loving father, but of a King who was heartless and demanding. He would not yield to his daughter's wishes. Whether she liked it or not, she was going to fight.
"Father, I " Princess Selene started. She knew there were no words to save her now. His mind had been made up.
"Come forward child, come forth and accept your gift." said her King. Selene dropped her shoulders and bowed her head. Complying with her father's orders, Selene approached and held her hands out. King Tristan still held a cold face to her. He unlatched the golden rope from his belt and placed it in her open hands.
"I give to you the golden lariat of Hestia " King Tristan said. Selene perked her head up.
"The Lasso of Truth?" she asked.
"With it, you are the personification of fire" King Tristan said, "Use it well and with compassion " there was a horse's whine. Artemis was now present once more with Tristan's black Pegasus. The horse was fitted with golden armor. Even the beast was ready for war.
"My King!" Artemis announced, "Your horse is ready!" King Tristan smiled and nodded. He was however not done with his gift giving. He snapped his fingers and in a hot white light, new totems were bestowed onto Artemis.
"By the Gods " Artemis said examining her new silver bracelets. She would recognize them anywhere! They were the gauntlets of Atlas! The very same gauntlets that provided her with super strength when she held the title as 'Wonder Woman'. And on her feet were the sandals of Hermes! The same sandals that gave her the ability to fly and move at super speeds. By all intensive purposes, Artemis was Wonder Woman once more.
"You will go in my place Artemis" King Tristan announced. "My strength is not what it used to be and the Amazons need a strong leader. Take my horse so there will be no question who is in charge." he ordered.
She was his best soldier. Without a word Artemis climbed on top of the Pegasus and pulled on its golden reins. Raising her sword up high over her head, Artemis pulled on the horse's reins, causing the magnificent beast to stand on its hind legs.
"For King Tristan!" Artemis declared and the Pegasus took off into the sky. "For Themyscira!"
They all watched as she flew off into battle. Artemis was the epitome of an Amazon. she was brave, bold, daring, cunning. she was all of the things that made a warrior truly great. King Tristan raised his sword into the air.
"Go my daughters...raise hell!" he commanded. On his word his three daughters took to the air. Alexandria and Tatyana without hesitation flew off after Artemis. Selene remained lingering in the air however. It was a very big possibility that this was the last time she was going to see her father.
"You are who the world needs you to be..." King Tristan said in his fatherly tone. Selene was his youngest child. She still was a child. She flew after her sisters, waving farewell to her father.
"You are Wonder Woman..." He said with a spark in his eye.
This is based 50 years in Tristan's future. His time in the mortal world ended and he returned to Themyscira to serve as King. His own League had broken apart. Wonder Woman is gone. The Future is in the shits right about now....it's up to the children of Tristan to save the day...
two indestructible gods, thrust into being born to a foreign planet ravaged by evil and war every passing moment brings Earth closer to its demise I think not, justice will prevail! you, an Amazonian queen, wrought by the hands of gods and I, an alien prince, became a man of steel blessed by Earth's yellow sun with strength absolute, we could tear this world in two but no, this land is now our home Earth needs protectors Diana, me and you once again, the planet is under attack! together, we''ll carry the world on our backs evildoers beware! and run in fright you pale before our combined might and you'll do this world no harm A man and a woman, born to a foreign planet that turned them into gods you, a proud unbreakable Amazonian queen and I, an indestructible man of steel with strength absolute, we'll defend Earth until our dying breaths this world needs protectors Diana, me and you together we'll see our planet through
The first in my series of poems about male and female superheroes teaming up. I chose to start with Superman and Wonder Woman, who are very similar. Superman represents an ideal of masculinity, while Wonder Woman represents an ideal of femininity. They're both nearly invulnerable, and in my opinions are cookie cutter superheroes. I didn't write using as many fancy words as I usually do, mainly because I tried to make it match Superman's personality; a simple but good-hearted person. I also think that they're back stories are simpler than a lot of other superheroes, so I wrote this poem with simple, yet meaningful words.
Name: Wonder Woman (real name: Diana) Gender: Female Birthplace: Themyscira Hair: Black Eyes: Blue Occupation: Princess of Themyscira Abilities: Super strength, flight, Amazonian combat, healing factor and empathy Official Team: Superheroines Debut: All Star Comics #8 Voice Actor: Susan Eisenberg
Bio: Princess Diana was born of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and Zeus, King of the gods. This gives her all traits of the gods such as strength and agility. She left her island of Themyscira and ventured to "Man's World" as an emissary of peace. One of her prominent tools in battling evil is the Lasso of Truth which forces whoever gets captures by it to reveal the truth.
Special Moves: *Amazonian Upper: Wonder Woman rushes up at her opponent. *Silver Tiara: She throws her tiara at her opponent. *Lasso: She tosses her Lasso of Truth at her opponent, ties him/her up and slams him/her to the other side. *Shield Toss: She throws her shield at her opponent like a boomerang.
Super Moves: *Lasso Spin: Wonder Woman wraps her opponent around the Lasso of Truth and spins him/her in circles. She then flies over with a kick. *Athena's Might: Wonder Woman calls upon Athena and she strikes at her opponent with a giant spear.
Neo Max: *Power of the Amazon: Wonder Woman bashes her opponent with her shield. When it hits, a bunch of Amazonian gaurdswomen show up to beat the opponent over the head with the handles of their spears. Wonder Woman then ties the opponent around with her Lasso of Truth and drags him/her close to her, followed by a slash that knocks the opponent out.
Ending: Wonder Woman (as Diana Prince) and Steve Trevor are at a museum tour. (Fun Fact: this museum they're in is in the SNK world) Diana: "So what do you think about the tour, Steve?" Steve: "I like what I'm learning here. It's good to learn about the history of an alternate universe, and this one isn't as crazy as some of the others you and the Justice League have encountered before." Tour Guide: "And this here is a diorama of the heavenly princess named Athena. Athena was bored with being a princess so she set out for adventure and fought all kinds monsters that inhabit Fantasy World, ruled by an evil emperor named Dante. Now to the next exhibit." Diana: "Athena? Let me check it out." Diana stumbles upon a diorama of Princess Athena battling Emperor Dante and his pet monster Cerberus. Diana: "You know, I bet this Athena is as vigorous as the Athena I know of from my universe. What do you think, Steve. Steve?" Steve: "Y'know, I have some questions to ask about the two Athenas." Diana: "Why?" Steve looks at a statue of Athena and tries to compare SNK Athena with DC Universe Athena Steve: "Now this Athena was a rather rebellious princess who wanted to see the outside world. Meanwhile your Athena is a rather responsible figure who is always aware of her duties, like aiding you in battle. Looks like this Athena was a rather naive girl, in contrast to your Athena, who's called the "Goddess of Wisdom" for a reason." Diana: "Well, yeah." Steve: "And I'm gonna guess the Athena you're more familiar with dress more modestly compared to this Athena. *giggles*" Diana: "Uh, I think we should continue following everyone in this museum tour."
Misc.: *Regular Costume: Her New 52 attire *Another Costume: Her Amazonian armor (as seen in Injustice: Gods Among Us as her Regime costume) *Battle Intro: Wonder Woman bows to the goddess Athena and says, "Athena, guide me". She's blessed with the Lasso of Truth and as Athena vanishes, she gets ready to fight. *Winning Pose: Wonder Woman unsheathes her sword and shield and swings the sword two times and then puts both the sword and shield away. *Victory Pose: Two Amazonian guards women teleport behind Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman gets out her sword and shield and holds the sword in triumph after saying, "With strength comes purpose!".
Quotes/Special Quotes: see Pre-Fight Conversations for Wonder Woman's special intro quotes
Winning Quotes: -"An Amazon never surrenders!" -"You are no warrior."
After-Match Quotes: -(general) "No one, especially not you, can come against the Amazon." -(general) "You're good, but you're not cut out to be the strongest compared to me." -(vs. Ai/Fio/Kasumi/Yuri) "If you want, you can train with the Amazon." -(vs. Aquaman) "Poseidon has abandoned you in this fight! Now there is no hope!" -(vs. Ares) "With you defeated, there will be no more chaos in the world of man!" -(vs. Ash) "Let go of your arrogance and narcissism! You need help more than ever." -(vs. Athena) "The weird part is, I thought there was one Athena." -(vs. Atomic Guy) "You are the strongest man alive? What about Clark Kent?" -(vs. Batman/Superman) "Looks like you'll have to train harder next time." -(vs. Billy/Black Adam/Lex Luthor/Nightmare Geese/Riddler) "You embody the worse in men!" -(vs. Brainiac) "Brainiac, your evil will be no more!" -(vs. Brother Blood) "You will not obtain blood samples from me, Sebastian!" -(vs. Cyborg/Killer Moth/Maxima) "Luckily I've grown accustomed to this kind of technology, technology you'll never see in Themyscira." -(vs. Deathstroke) "You have underestimated the Justice League once. This won't happen again!" -(vs. Elta) "Poseidon? I thought there was only one Poseidon." -(vs. Harley Quinn) "I've now beaten you twice!" -(vs. Hawkgirl) "Alien technology like Nth is meaningless against me!" -(vs. Iori) "You harbor too much anger, which is why you have lost!" -(vs. Joker) "Your jokes are not funny, Joker! Now get loss before you face a much greater punishment, even if Bruce will look at me funny for doing it!" -(vs. Janne) "Be lucky you won't get in trouble for falling for a man. Here in Themyscira, we Amazon are forbiddon to fall for men." -(vs. Killer Croc) "I hope you are no demon because you look like you could be a minion of Hades!" -(vs. Mary) "Even normal women outta train harder! Just look at Barbara Gordon." -(vs. Mai) "Guess which woman is the strongest now!" -(vs. Orochi) "I'll let the gods of Olympus deal with you." -(vs. Scarecrow) "These monsters you sent after em can not work. Not as long as I am stronger than ever!" -(vs. Shiki) "Do not worry, sister. You'll find happiness in Themyscira." -(vs. mirror match Wonder Woman) "Why are you trying to copy me and my likeness?"
Why bring in Wonder Woman as the next DC character after Superman and Batman, you ask? Because they're both part of the DC Trinity that makes them iconic characters for DC Comics... but while they are of the DC Trinity, Wonder Woman's not in the same team as Superman and Batman however. She has her own team called Superheroines, who's other members will be submitted sooner than you think.
Notes: *Knowing that there are two different Athenas in each universes, this is the topic in her ending where Wonder Woman (as Diana Prince) and Steve Trevor try to compare SNK's Athena with DC Universe's Athena. *Yes, her Regima costume from Injustice: Gods Among Us is her Another costume with a new name.
"Alexandria no!" Artemis shouted before the Amazon Princess could advance. Alexandria looked to her commander with question. Why would she stop her from confronting Superman?
"That is not Superman..." Artemis simply stated with great severity. Behind the imposter man of steel others rose into the air. All of them were Superman. The one in the center eyes' ignited with red light. Quickly a thin beam of heat vision escaped and fired down on the island. The Amazons quickly jumped for cover.
"It's a Superman robot!!" Tatyana quickly shouted in the air. She pointed her trident at the fleet of robotic Kryptonians. Lightning shot out of her trident and blasted four of the nine Supermen imposters. The robot men pummeled to the ground and crashed hard against the stone floor.
The remaining five robots shot through the sky as a piloted team. Alexandria flew into the air. With her hammer in hand she clobbered the Supermen, however one missed her blows and continued to soar.
"He's headed for the palace!" Artemis shouted with terror in her voice. Almost all of Themyscira shuddered with her. King Tristan was in grave peril. Without his powers he would be cannon fodder for the android, but the robot would never fulfill his murderous plot.
Just as quickly as he shot through the sky, a golden rope bound itself around the robot's torso just as lightning quick. Princess Selene gave one good tug and down the robot went. She flew in circles, force crashing her bound Superman into his fellow automaton brethren. One by one she obliterated them all until there was only one left. Her two sisters Alexandria and Tatyana watched with dropped jaws.
"Are you going to stand there all day?" she asked and shot past them towards her android foe. "We've got a battle to win!"
"Yes Ma'am!" her two sisters rejoiced. Princess Selene high kicked the robot into the sky and quickly shot into the air. She slammed her fists down and sent the metal down crashing down to the ground with the same effect as a meteor.
"So much for you being passive" Alexandria stated with her arms crossed. She held her hammer just in case, but there was no point. Selene was on a rampage! She stomped down on the android as it began to stand once more. Its metal body crunched under her feet.
"I am passive sister..." Selene responded calmly. She kicked the android across the battle field. "I do not harm people...however this hunk of tin isn't alive!" she said justifying her actions. She wasn't hurting anyone. She was simply beating up an oversized toaster.
"We've got trouble!!" Artemis shouted. With her bow drawn she fired a few arrows into the sky. The skies were flooded with winged demon women as well as flying machines, human flying machines!
"Harpies!" Princess Tatyana hissed. Somebody freed the Harpies from the underworld and they were now wreaking havoc on Themyscira!
"We have bigger problems!" Princess Alexandria shouted. She pointed towards the ground where the armored men were being accompanied by other beings. Armed with poisonous arrows the Centaurs stampeded through the island marsh. Human soldiers stormed with their semi automatic weapons. The Amazons were outnumbered!
"We've got another problem Sisters..." Princess Selene added with a calmed voice. She pointed towards the horizon. Past the enemy ships was an even greater threat. A green scaly figure appeared and slithered into the ocean depths. From the small portion that was spotted it was clear that this monster's size was greater than anything the Amazons could handle.
All around the island there were cries. Brave Amazon warriors fell to their deaths. The force of the enemy was too overpowering to even the most skilled of fighters. There was no hope left. The Amazons had failed.
"Triton!" Princess Tatyana shouted. Her sea lover quickly appeared at her side in a rush of ocean air. His presence salted the air and wisped the ground.
"My love?" he quickly responded. Tatyana handed him her trident and pushed him towards the shoreline.
"Summon your Atlantian warriors and by us some time with that sea monster."
Triton did not wait another second. He vanished in bubbly sea foam. The foam seaped into the ground quickly turning the dry dirt into moist mud. There was no trace that he had been there once the mud dried.
"I'll handle the Harpies!" Alexandria offered. She twirled her hammer in her hand and shot into the sky. The first Harpy that came within distance was clobbered like it was a fly falling victim to a swatter.
"I can take the Centaurs" Tatyana stated. She put one foot out and then stopped. What was there for Selene to do?
"Selene..." Tatyana said. Her baby sister looked to her. Her baby blue eyes begged not to be ordered to fight. "Tend to the wounded" she said after scoffing.
Tatyana sprinted into the battlefield with her trident in hand. It was already glowing with the power of Poseidon. She blasted out a bolt of lightning, instantly incinerating a rapid Centaur on the spot.
But what the women didn't see was the fast approaching threat. It was not as massive as the Sea Serpent, nor was it as numerous as the Centaurs and Harpies, but even so this threat was just as or even more deadly.
"It's a rapid Minotaur!" one of the warrior women shouted. She then cried out as she was slashed with her opponent's sword.
Running through the Amazons like a speeding snow plow was the Minotaur and at its helm was a rider. That's when things went from bad to worse. This rider was all too familiar to the Amazons of Themyscira, for the rider was an Amazon!
"Ebony!" Princess Selene cried. Betrayal was worse than any burn. It went under the skin and ate away at flesh and soul. Ebony was a traitor.
As if she were riding an unstoppable killing machine, which she was, Ebony tore through the Amazons' defenses and made her way towards the palace where the King was, but just as the minotaur's hooves touched the stone steps of the palace, it lost its rider.
Swooping down from out of nowhere, Artemis appeared and kicked Ebony in her jaw, sending her rocketing backwards into the air. The Minotaur however continued up the steps and crashed violently into the palace's doors. They shattered upon impact and the beast rode in.
"He's going after The King!" Artemis shouted. Across the battle field in separate positions the Princesses gasped in terror. Their father was in Danger!
Artemis flipped her sword in her hand and shot through the air with her blade in front of her. She went after the monster, leaving Ebony to the mercy of Princess Selene. She towered over her with her arms crossed.
"Of all people I would've never expected betrayal from you " Selene said. Ebony scoffed and stood up with her sword being drawn shortly after. "You turned your back on your people, on my Father-"
"Your Father is a fool, Selene!" Ebony shouted. She swung her sword. Quicker than lightning could strike down from the sky, Selene dodged the swipe and then pulled for her lasso. Holding it in both hands, she countered the incoming swipes of Ebony's sword.
"You can only delay me for so long!" Ebony boasted, "He granted me power! Power your Father could not! You cannot hope to defeat me!" she declared. Swiftly, Ebony kicked Selene's hands and forced her lasso free from her grip. After kicking the defenseless Princess to the ground, her attacker then kicked the lasso out of reach and held her sword into the air.
"And now you cannot hope to survive this!" she then said. Ebony shouted out and forced her sword downwards. Selene screamed and shut her eyes in terror. She crossed her arms over her head to defend against the incoming blade.
"Selene!" the other two Princesses cried. They were too far away to help and even if they were, they wouldn't have been able to stop what came next.
As Ebony's blade came down its path was interrupted from Selene's flesh. Almost instantly, a transparent dome formed around Selene. The blade crashed and shattered against the blue aura and Ebony jolted back. Selene opened her eyes after hearing the blade shatter upon impact with something. She and her sisters gasped with what they saw.
"If you thought this battle was over, you're sadly mistaken!" came a man's voice from the sky. He hovered to the ground with his fist out in front of him. The blue dome had a tail that pointed towards him, but not entirely to him. The dome was attached to the ring on his finger. It was a ring of a Blue Lantern.
"And I should only hope that you didn't that you could attack my sister and walk away!" the man then said with a very cold, very stern expression on his face. "Never fear dear sisters " He said, "All will be well "
It has been 50 years since he sent Amanda Waller to prison. 50 years since the demise of Project Cadmus. Since that time, It has not been an easy road for Bruce Wayne-nor his alter ego, The Batman.
In the last 50 years, the death of his loved ones in Selina Kyle and Andrea Beaumont. The death of his last shred of family-Alfred Pennyworth, the near paralysis of Dick Grayson. He has seen the death of the Joker, the Near Apocalypse of '09, the Rise of Neo Gotham, the rise of the Jokerz, the Return of the Joker-and the near Death of Tim Drake.
To say Bruce Wayne is a recluse without a life is a gross, gross understatement.
It's the year 2047. Bruce Wayne has now retired to his cave-and is mentoring a new Dark Knight through the streets of Gotham.
Enter: Terry McGinnis. Enter: Batman Beyond.
Initially started by Amanda Waller-once she was released from prison after the Cadmus incident in 2012 as "Project Batman Beyond". Following her ordeal with the Dark Knight, Ms. Waller had a change of heart, and felt that despite their differences, there would be a need for a Batman in Gotham City. While they never saw eye to eye-she did respect Batman. She did respect Bruce Wayne.
Using her ties from Cadmus-she collected a sample of Bruce Wayne's DNA, found a Neo Gotham couple whose psychological profiles matched those of Thomas & Martha Wayne. That couple were Warren and Mary McGinnis. Their son, Terry McGinnis-a man with a destiny to upload.
During a routine checkup, Warren was injected with illegal nanotech cells-designed to re-write his genetic material with Bruce Wayne's. Essentially, Warren McGinnis was shooting Bruce Wayne's bullets. Then Waller waited, waited until the time was right.
Stop me if the plot sounds familiar. A taste of Deja Vu perhaps? After a rousing adventure movie-the McGinnis family left the theater-with a 10 year old Terry ecstatic about the images he had just seen. The action, the adventure-pumping through his mind like so much blood through his veins. In the shadows lurks a monster. A man sent by Amanda Waller and what was left of Project Cadmus. One mission in his mind-to slaughter Warren and Mary McGinnis in cold blood-and set young Terry on the path to assuming the role of Batman.
The man failed-being unable to pull the trigger and start the cause and effect chain of events that would lead to Terry donning the cape and cowl.
It would not be for another several years-before Amanda Waller's plans came to fruition-by pure happenstance at that.
It was a cold dark night, and the house of Terry & Warren McGinnis has been broken into while Terry was out with Dana Tan. Warren McGinnis was found dead, murdered by a gang of Jokerz working for Derek Powers. In Terry's search for vengeance, he stumbles across Wayne Manor and subsequently The Bat cave.
Throughout the course of Terry's life as Batman, things have changed,people have died-and people have suffered. Nothing will effect Terry more than what is about to transpire. A new evil is about to crash back on Earth, and instead of its usual New York setting and arachnid protagonist, the evil would consume Terry's soul, and the biggest battle of the Tomorrow Knight's life..would be fought-within him.
The rest...is future history.
On the outskirts of Neo Gotham-a thunderous roar is heard-as a space ship hurdles across the night sky.
"Terry!" Bruce Wayne yells through the comm link. "That shuttle is going to crash just outside of Gotham, get to it before someone else does!" he adds.
"What's the big deal?" he asks.
"Besides the life of 2 astronauts?" Bruce rebuts. "Promethuem X, a rare element-more powerful than anything you've ever seen." He says
"Alright Wayne, I'm on it." Terry says-speeding away in the Batmobile-chasing after the rocket like a shooting star.
"Good." he says, turning off the comm link. "I just hope something else hasn't followed them to Earth." he says-sitting back in his chair.
As The Batmobile speeds toward the rocket-a Gang of Jokerz follow on the ground below.
"Great idea to tail the Bat!" Dee Dee says-as they speed toward the impending crash site.
"This will put us in good graces with her! No doubt!" Ghoul adds-as the group speed up-trying to catch up to the rocket.
"Wayne!" Batman yells. "It's about to crash into the pond in Gotham Central Park!" he says.
"The area seems clear." Bruce responds.
"Wooooaaahhhh!" Terry yells-as the Rocket crashes in the center of a shallow pond in Gotham Central Park. Terry quickly turns the Batmobile around-having overshot the crash site-and sets her on the ground-before getting out and surverying the damage. "Doesn't look too bad Wayne." he says.
"Keep your eyes peeled. There are alot of people who could want what's on that ship." He says sternly.
"Right." Terry responds-flying onto the top of the ship-and pulling off an escape hatch door. "Hello!? Anybody here?" he calls-as the two astronauts seem to begin to stir. "Are you okay?" they ask.
"Blackness.....don't let..it...uhhh..." one of the astronauts say-as Terry lifts him up-and jets out of the ship-only to set them down on the grass.
"Terry!" Bruce exclaims. "Make sure the Promethuem X is intact, Gotham PD is on there way."
"Right." He says-going back to the ship-but not before being confronted by Ghoul and his gang.
"We'll be taking that space rock Batman." Dee Dee says-as a mysterious black sludge grabs Terry's leg-to which he doesn't seem to notice.
"Over my dead body..." he says-diving at Ghoul.
"Well Dee Dee." Dee Dee says-delivering a spin kick-knocking Batman back toward the ship.
"That can be arranged Dee Dee." the other Dee Dee says-as Batman gets up and jets toward them-throwing them both off there cycles to the ground. He lands on his feet-as Ghoul climbs out of the shuttle.
"I've got it guys! Let's bolt!" he exclaims-getting on his bike.
"No way." Batman says-firing a Bat hook at Ghouls bike-as he begins to escape. Noticing the hook-Ghoul pulls out a laser pistol-and breaks the cable with a quick blast-sending Batman crashing to the ground again. "Ugghh. When did Jokerz get guns..." he says-as Bonk pulls out a plasma rifle-and fires it into the back of Batman-sending him into the pond-short circuiting.
"Come on. Let's get outta here!" Ghouls calls-as Dee Dee and Bonk escape as the Gotham PD comes.
"TERRY!" Bruce calls-as Batman begins to stir.
"Yeah...I'm here...The Joker's Got Away...they got away with the rock." he says.
"That's too bad Batman.." Commissioner Barbara Gordon says. We'll take it from here kid. She says-giving him a death stare. "I told you this bat-business was bigger than you McGinnis.." she mutters under her breath as Batman climbs back in the Bat mobile-and flies off.
"Did you see anything else in the ship."
"Good. Let's hope it stayed where it was." he says
"Nevermind. Get some rest."
Terry McGinnis-the Tomorrow Knight-climbs back in his bedroom through the window-and takes off his mask. He sighs as he falls onto the bed-and pulls the cover over him.
"Sleep. That's something I haven't had in a while" he says-as he closes his eyes and begins to dream. Beneath the cover-the black sludge consumes Terry McGinnis-as a storm brews outside-Terry finds himself atop a gargoyle in downtown Gotham, wearing a black suit with a white Bat insignia-with his mask in his hand. "What?!" he exclaims. "How the...how did I get here. What...what is this suit." he says-putting the mask on and trying his comm link. "Wayne? Wayne? Are you there?" he says.
"Something up. I went home, I went to bed-and suddenly, I awoke on a rooftop, wearing some suit I've never seen before."
"A black suit?"
"With a white emblem? An emblem that doesn't quite look right?"
"If by not right, you mean distorted and kinda wicked looking, then yeah."
"Terry. Listen to me. You have to get rid of that suit. You have to get to the Bat cave-NOW!" Bruce exclaims, as an explosion is heard.
"Not right now Wayne, there's trouble! I gotta go!" he says-flying off. "Waahoooo!" he exclaims. "This suit, I don't know what it is, but it's amazing. I've never flown so fast before-even with the Bat mobile!" he exclaims-as Bruce tries the failsafe paralysis control-but the symbiote blocks the reception of it.
"Damn it. Terry. Don't do anything stupid." he says.
"Don't worry about me Old Man. I've never felt better!" he says-turning off his commlink-and flies toward the scene-seeing a group of Jokerz robbing a jewelery store. "What is it with you clowns." Batman quips, "One group of you is stealing a space rock that could destroy the planet-and the other is robbing a petty jewelery shop!" he says-as two of the Jokerz run towards him. "Oh, I thought I was gonna have to ask for this dance!" he says-firing a pair of bathooks-tying up the legs of the Jokerz-and throwing one of them into a nearby truck. The other Joker looks in fear-as he gets thrown into a wall. "This is amazing!" Terry thinks to himself. "This suit, it makes its own batarangs!" he says-as he grabs onto a light post-and kicks a third Joker in the jaw-before throwing him into the lightpost-bending it in half. J-Man tries to escape-but Terry flies toward him-and grabs him by the coat and flies him onto the roof. He throws him down onto the roof of the jewelery store-about 3 stories high-as J-Man crawls away in fear.
"You...You can't be the Bat. You can't be. He'd never do this to us! He wouldn't kill." he pleads-begging for mercy as Terry grabs him-and dangles him over the ledge. The suit makes his gauntlet blades come razor sharp-as he puts them to J-Man's throat.
"WE....ARE....BATMAN!" he says-about to slit J-Man's throat.
"TERRY!" Bruce yells-finally reactivating the commlink. "PUT HIM DOWN!" he says-as Terry stops-and realizes what he's doing. He throws J-Man back to the roof-and holds his head. "Terry. Get back to the cave. NOW!" he says-as Terry looks at J-Man-as the Gotham PD break the door to the roof down. Batman flies off-as the Gotham PD arrest J-Man.
"The suit you're wearing Terry." Bruce begins. "Is an alien symbiote. When the Justice League finally destroyed Brainiac, we rounded up his knowledge of the universe, and created a new 'Brainiac-esque' program in the Metro Towers computer system. That's how we learned about this symbiote. It's a living organism-feeding off a host organism. Enhancing it, empowering it."
"So? Whats the problem with that?"
"Changing it." he adds with a snarl. "It bonds to a hosts DNA-and transmutates it into its own image, the Symbiote takes control of its hosts Terry-and it destroys them." he adds. "Unfortuantly-you're not this symbiote's first meal on Earth." Bruce says. "Using Brainiac, we learned all about the Symbiote's first travels to Earth, landing in New York, and creating one of Spiderman's most vile enemies."
"Venom..." he says-realizing the connection. "That was almost sixty years ago." he adds, "I thought the entire Spiderman story was just a New York Urban Legend..." he adds.
"Most people thought I was a Gotham urban legend." he rebuts. "The Symbiote was sent back into space by Spider-Man and the New Avengers-after being-separated from its last Earth host, Mac Gargan." he adds-turning to Terry. "You have to get rid of it, it's going to kill you!" he exclaims-as Terry steps back.
"No! This suit gives me more power than anything in this damn cave!" he says.
"Terry! Listen to me. Think about your mother, think about your brother. Think about Dana. Think about your friends. You have to get rid of that suit!"
"NO!" he says-shoving Bruce back into the chair-and running off. Bruce sighs and gets up-walking over to his costume gallery-and looking intently at the suit biosuit he made-after having his back broken by Azrael
"Mr. McGinnis?" The teacher yells-as Terry stares outside the window. "Mr. McGinnis!" she adds-knocking Terry out of his daydream.
"Huh. Oh. I'm sorry."
"Are you with us today?" she asks.
"As if he's ever here!" a kid in the class says-as Terry clenches his fist.
"I'm sick of you always riding my ass. I'm sorry some of us have lives outside of this damn room!" he says-throwing a book across the room, before grabbing his bag and storming out of the classroom.
"Terry!" Max Gibson yells-chasing after him. "What the hell is wrong with you!?" she asks.
"Leave me alone...." he says-as he continues walking.
"Terry?" she says-grabbing his shoulder.
"I SAID LEAVE ME ALONE DAMN IT!" he says-shoving her down. After realizing what he's done, he snaps back to reality. "Max...I'm sorry. I didn't mean...." he says-helping her up.
"So what the old man said is true." she says-dusting herself off. "That suit does change you Terry. It scares me. It scares Dana too." she says-staring into him.
"I don't care!" he says..walking toward the door.
"For years, I've helped the little guy. Stuck up for the hopeless-and for what? Nothing. Now I have something for myself. This suit makes me feel like a new person, I'm having fun again being Batman-why the hell can't I enjoy that!?" he says-as he kicks the front doors of the school open-and walks out. The sounds of motorcycles roaring-and a pair of laser blasts cross the two and hit the school-as Terry and Max duck behind a stone sign.
"Come out come out little bat!" a voice says-as a group of six or so Jokerz show up-lead by J-Man and Ghoul.
"Stay down." he says-using the symbiote to shift into Batman.
"Time for some carrrnnaaaggggee!!" Ghoul says-firing his blaster at the school.
"Not on our watch!" Batman says-flying into Ghoul-taking him down-causing the bike to crash.
"You got this one Dee Dee?"
"I got this one Dee Dee." the twins say-firing there laser canons at Batman-knocking him into a light post. He shakes the cobwebs out-and uses the symbiote to create blades on his arms-as he flies at Dee Dee and slices the laser guns open-causing them to explode. Bonk fires a rocket at him-but Batman fires a grappling hook-and throws the rocket back at Bonk-blowing him up as well.
"Who else wants some?" he says-as he lands on the ground-and J-Man and Ghoul both run at him. He spinkicks Ghoul in the face-and then smashes his face into a nearby car window-repeatedly. He then grabs the car-and throws it at Chucko-who is sprinting toward him. He grabs J-Man and flies up into the air-before throwing back toward the rest of the Jokerz-taking them all out.
"Batman! ENOUGH!" Superman says-as the entire JLU shows up for battle. "It's time we removed the symbiote from you
"Batman? Symbiote? When are you going to learn?" he says-firing a series of exploding batarangs at the JLU. "There is no more Batman...there is no more symbiote..there is only...Venom!" he adds-firing another set of exploding batarangs at the JLU. "Whose first?" he says-firing a green batarang at Superman-slicing his shoulder open.
"Superman!" Green Lantern says-using his ring to exhume any Kryptonite chunks. "He'll be okay. Get the symbiote!" He says-as Aquagirl runs toward him-and delivers a running kick to the jaw-sending Bat-Venom back a few. He quickly over powers her-and throws her into another nearby car-breaking the gas can open.
"Good Night." he says-firing an explosive batarang at the car-blowing it and Aquagirl away.
"AQUAGIRL!" Warhawk exclaims-flying toward-delivering a series of blows to Bat-Venom-who finally delivers a kick to the gut of Warhawk-before grabbing him by the armor-and flying up into the air-throwing Warhawk far above his head. He laughs manaically as he spawns razor blades from his gauntlets-and flies up-slicing the wings off the back of Warhawk. Barda flies up-and fires a blast of energy at them-but Bat-Venom uses Warhawk as a human shield-and the energy goes right through him-ripping Warhawk in two.
"No." she says-watching Warhawk fall to the ground. "Damn You!" she yells-flying toward Bat-Venom. She goes to fire another energy blast-but Bat-Venom turns the canon around-and she ends up shooting a beam straight through her. Superman looks in horror as Barda falls to the ground, and Bat-Venom lands on the ground over her-destroying her energy canon.
"I'll take care of this Kal." Kai-ro says-as Bat-Venom fires a yellow flash batarang at him-leaving him immobile for a short time.
"It's just you and me...Son of Krypton." he says-as he and Superman begin to exchange blows. Punch for Punch, Bat-Venom and Superman are even. Bat Venom finally gets the upperhand-delivering a series of kicks to Superman's face. He lifts Superman onto his shoulders-and drives him through a nearby building wall-the two get up-and exchange blows again, once more going punch for punch with the Man of Steel. "When we're through with you....you'll pray we were Doomsday." he says.
"Never...." Superman says-before firing a desperation blast of heat vision-sending Bat-Venom flying. "Batman! Now!" he yells-as Bruce Wayne-wearing the black and yellow suit drops from a rooftop-holding a sonic gun. He throws the other one toward Superman-who is crawling from the wreckage.
"I may not be in my prime Terry, but this suit puts me damn close." he says-firing the sonic gun at Bat-Venom. Superman fires his sonic at him-as the yellow stun wears off Kai-ro. As the sonics seperate Terry from the symbiote-Kair-ro uses his ring to capture the symbiote in a container. Bruce quickly covers up Terry-who is back to the red and black suit-and puts his mask back on him-now allowing the public to learn the identity of their Dark Knight.
"It is finished." Superman says-throwing the sonic rifle to the ground.
"But at what cost." Bruce says-surveying the carnage around him. "At what cost?" he repeats.
"Neo Gotham was a scene of tragedy yesterday, as the Justice League was involved in an epic battle with the monster known as Bat-Venom. Our reports from the JLU was that an alien entity took over the mind of Batman-and turned him into the monster that he had become. Funeral services for the fallen Leaguers, Aquagirl, Warhawk, and Big Barda were held earlier today. This is Maria Vohn for Gotham Insider, signing off."
"That alien suit made you do things no hero would do Terry." Superman says.
"But we know it wasn't you that killed Barda, Warhawk or Aquagirl." Kai-ro adds.
"No. It was Venom."
"The Symbiote takes over your mind. It turns you into a monster. It destroys the hero within."
"I'm no hero." Terry says-slamming his fitst onto the JLU's table. "I would of been able to stop it."
"Terry. Please," Superman says. "It isn't your fault. However, we are asking that you step down from your posistion in the Justice League." he adds, with a solomn look on his face as Terry stands up.
"I never was a hero." he says-walking past Bruce Wayne-through the doors, as Bruce follows.
"Terry." Bruce says-in pursuit.
"Justice League or not, Amanda Waller did say one thing that I can agree with. Gotham City will always need Batman. I'm too old for this Terry, I can't be Batman. Tim Drake can't be Batman, Dick Grayson can't be Batman, and even a blind person could see that Barbara can't very well be BatMAN." he says. "In this day and age, only one person is primed to be Batman. Terry McGinnis, maybe more than you'll ever know- but you are Batman, now...and Beyond." he says-handing Terry his uniform. Terry smiles as he takes the uniform and shakes Bruces hand.
"Let's go home." he says as they walk out of the Metro Tower, and look up into the night sky-where a new red Batsignal crosses the sky. All we see is the outline of Batman jet through the sky-looking for his next adventure.
This is my latest Batman Fan Fic, set 50 years after the events of "Cadmus"-in the Batman Beyond universe. What If the Venom Symbiote returned to Earth, and selected The Tomorrow Knight himself, Terry McGinnis as its new host? What kind of chaos and carnage would ensue with The Dark Knight under the control of the evil Venom Symbiote? What would happen to Terry? Max? Dana? Bruce Wayne? or even the Justice League Unlimited? Find out now in BATMAN BEYOND: VENOM
Thousands of years ago there was a great war against the witch Rita Repulsa who sought out galactic conquest. Her minions were vile and difficult to defeat but not unstoppable. Many lives have been lost and many sacrifices were made but The evil Queen Rita had been defeated and trapped with in the Earth's moon along with her greatest servants
Across from Earth a space shuttle makes its landing on top of the moon's surface. "Huston we have landed" says one of the astronauts. The two astronauts then go walking across the moons surface. "I really have a bad feeling about this" states one of the astronauts. "What is so wrong? You wanted to fly to the moon and now here we are. What is the problem?" responding the other space traveler. "I don't know I just got a funny feeling". They both move on ahead across the moon's surface. One of them then moves towards a metal lid with alien markings carved into it. "What in god's name is this?" he says as he dusts of the metal lid. The other astronaut follows him towards the heavily sealed container in front of them. "Look at this thing. How long do you think this was here for?" one of them asks. "From the looks of it this could have been here for a thousand years" he answers. "Yeah right, I am guessing more like ten thousand. I bet this was here before we even evolved" says the second astronaut. "Well only one way to get any answers".
They both then went open the container using all of there strength in order to lift the heavy lid. As it opens a giant purple light blasts out of the container revealing a blue humanoid looking ape like creature with red demon like eyes and golden armor covering his entire body. On his head was a golden helmet and he sported two black feather like wings. Next to him was a grey elf looking creature with a pair of glasses on. This one resembled a alien scientist.
Then there was a black vampire like alien that resembled between the cross of a monkey and a bat. And next to him was a smaller chubbier creature with blue skin resembling a hob goblin. Behind them was the only one of the five that looked like a human. Her eyes had a craze to them as she looks at the astronauts. She had a weird looking hat one with two points on the top and a royal red dress one with some blue patterns. "Ten thousand years that mage has kept me locked up in here. Ten thousand years of being trapped with these four morons!" she yells out glaring at the astronauts.
She then walks over to one of them putting her hand under his space helmet. She then looks at him with sympathetic eyes. "But you freed us. You two wonderful humans freed us" she smiles. "The astronaut then laughs nervously as she got close to him. "You are welcome I guess" he says. "Goldar I do believe they deserve an award" says the female. "Of course Queen Rita" replies the blue creature in the golden armor. "Award? What kind of award?" asks the astronaut. Goldar then smiles towards them and in a raw he leaps at one jabbing his sword into his throat. The other astronaut looks on with fear as he slowly backs away from the five aliens. Rita then looks back at him and smiles. "Where are you going? The party has just gotten started. Ten thousand years have lead to this moment and it is time to celebrate!" she yells out as she points her body length wand with a red orb at the end of it towards the space traveler and fires a giant inferno beam completely disintegrating the astronaut leaving nothing left but his screams.
Until now POWER RANGERS
It was a sunny day in Angel Grove California as a nerdy sixteen year old teen named Billy Cranston walks into the high school with his nerdy glasses, blue button down shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, and a wrist watch. He had brown wavy hair that was just short from being mid length and brown eyes, standing at about six feet.
As he walks threw the halls he sees a group of popular kids talking to each other including the beautiful Kimberly Heart. She stood to be about five foot five. She Has blue eyes with eyeliner around them and long dark brown hair. She wore white high heel boots, black tight shorts, and a baggy pink T-shirt that slightly hung over her shoulders revealing the straps to a black tank top underneath.
Billy looks at the group of popular kids nervously and then tries his hardest to put on a smile as he approaches them. "Hey guys" says Billy greeting the popular kids. Everyone in the group suddenly stops there conversation and stairs at the nerd in front of them. Kimberly looks at Billy with such disgust in her face. "Yuck. Who let the geek come over here?" she asks as she examines the nerd as if judging a bad piece of meat at the market. "I just thought maybe we could " Billy was then cut of by Kimberly "Look Cranston. No one wants anything to do with you. Why don't you go do what you people if we can call you that do best. Put your nose in a book or something". Billy then looked down in embarrassment as the other kids went to go laugh at him.
Billy then looks up at her and replies with "Fine maybe I will go put my nose in a book but at least I have the ability to read it. Something in society that is much more productive then getting drunk and waking up to a total stranger the next day with no memory of what happened the night before". One of the boys in the group then gets into his face. This kid seemed to be around six foot five and he was now towering over the nerd. "Are you getting smart with us Cranston?" asks the taller kid with a intimidating voice. Billy then looks away being afraid of getting beat up. "No" he replies in fear. "I didn't think so" he says before pushing Billy into a locker. After getting smashed against the locker he just stays there looking on as the group of kids walk off. "I just wanted to be friends " he says quietly as they all disappear into the giant crowd in the school hallway.
Later on in the school gym the seventeen year old kid Jason Scott was now teaching a martial arts class. He stood to be six foot one, has a athletic body, short brown hair, and blue eyes. He has on a pair of black sweats, a black karate belt on, a red sleeveless shirt, and black sneakers. He paces back and forth across the gym floor as he watches his student practice the art that he had been teaching them all.
As he watches them all practice he sees a bunch of black kids walk threw the gym door with a giant boom box. Jason walks over to them and says "Excuse me but I have the gym reserved for my class right now". One of the black kids walks over to Jason with a black tank top, grey athletic shorts that came down below his knees, white sneakers with a blue pattern on the sides. He has short, black, poofy hair. His eyes were brown and he stood to be five foot ten. Like Jason, Zack Taylor also appears to have an athletic body.
"Excuse me but if I am not mistaken you're the golden boy of the school, Jason Scott" states Zack. "I wouldn't exactly says I am a strait A student " Jason was then cut off by Zack. "Golden boy is a nice way of me saying jock". "Well then I guess you are correct then" replying Jason. "So tell me how the hell does a student reserve a gym for a class. "I submitted an extra curricular activity to the principle and he approved of it. So from eleven to twelve I have the gym" answers Jason. "And what exactly is this extra curricular activity?" asks Zack. "Karate" he answers him.
Zack then raises a brow to Jason followed by a grin. "So let me get this strait. Our principle agreed to give you the gym for one hour so you can teach students to fight other people" Zack deducting the situation. "Well when you put it that way it actually does sound retarded. Actually I told him it was yoga and advance meditation" Jason explains.
Zack then bursts into hysterical laughter as he hears how ridicules this all was. "So you are telling me that you teach a private class everyday in the gym because the principle thinks it is yoga when really it is a secret martial arts class?" asks Zack laughing. "I have to say man that is actually kind of cool. Anyone who can pull a fast one over the principle like that deserves some props. I'll tell you what we don't need the whole gym and I am sure you don't either. How about my gang take this half so we can practice our dance routine and you take that half and you can practice you karate" Zack suggesting to Jason. "Sounds fair" replies Jason. He then goes to shake Zack's hand. "Zack Taylor" Zack introducing himself to Jason. "Nice to meet you Zack".
Jason then walks back to his students and claps his hands together. Alright guys back to work. "You just backed down from him" stating one of his students. "No I just compromised with him. Greed does not lead to success but the ability to be able to work with everyone else. Being greedy creates enemies. Turning potential enemies into friends can bring you a long way" Jason explains. "What if that's not the case. What if that kid thinks you are a punk?" asks another one of his students. Jason then looks back at Zack who gives him a nod as a sign of respect. Jason then looks back at his student and says "You really think so huh". ______________________________________________________________________
After the bell rings Billy walks out of the science hall seeing an Asian girl who was about five foot six, has long black hair, brown eyes, and a thin body, crying as she walks out of the art room.. She has denim shorts on with a yellow striped T-shirt on. Her name was Trini Kwan.
Billy walks up to her and asks "What's wrong?". Trini then turns around looking at the boy with the glasses behind her. She then quickly wipes her eyes. "It's nothing " she says quietly. "It doesn't look like nothing" Billy replies. "It's stupid " Trini argues with him. "Well why not tell me so I can be the judge of that?" he suggests to her. "That's exactly why. So I don't get judged" Trini retorts. Billy then puts his hand against the wall and looks at Trini with sympathetic eyes. "I know all to well what being judged is liked. I promise you I won't do that" he promises her.
Trini then thinks to herself and then looks at Billy. "I got a D- on my painting" she says sadly. "Your painting?" asks Billy. Trini then goes into her back pack and pulls out a painting of a mechanical god in the form of a yellow Saber Tooth Tiger. Billy takes a look at it and smiles. "It's beautiful" he compliments her. Trini smiles towards Billy as a result from his sweet compliment towards her. "You really think so?" she asks him.
Billy then adjusts his glasses as he continues to examine the painting. "Why would your teacher give you a D- on this?' he asks her. "She says it is to unrealistic, too fantasy and she says unless I can paint realistically I can never be a real artist. "Logically if you can paint this you can paint the real thing" he states. "It is weird. I had a dream one night about this god like creature. It was made of metal and it resembled a Saber Tooth Tiger, so I painted it" explains Trini. "Well I think it looks absolutely great" says Billy.
Trini offers Billy a huge smile as she puts the painting back into her book bag and introduces her self. "My name is Trini. What is yours?" she asks. "Me?" he points to himself. "Of course you, who else?" she lightly chuckles. "Oh um Billy, Billy Cranston" he answers her with a polite smile.
As she slides her book bag strap across her left shoulder she asks Billy if he would like to go on a date. Billy's eyes go wide out of shock and amazement. Never before has a girl ever asked him out before. "Me I would love to" he says with a bit of nervousness with in his tone. "Tomorrow night then?" she asks him. "Tomorrow it is" he replies.
Trini then smiles and waves at him as she walks off. "I'll meet you after school then" says Trini before she disappears in the crowd in the school hallway.
Billy waves back and smiles. He then turns around seeing the two bullies of the school walk towards him. Bulk and Skull. Bulk was a fat person who was over six feet and Skull looked to be just a few inches shorter then him. Skull also had a thin body. Both had very short hair and both seem to have a punk rock/ metal head look going on.
Suddenly what was looking to turn into a very good day for Billy has just gone down hill as Bulk grabs Billy by the shirt and slams him into a locker. "Hey geek! Your payment is over do" Bulks says in a intimidating tone. "Yeah!" Skull adds as he leans in forward pointing his finger towards Billy. "But I gave you all of my allowance the other day" says Billy. "Don't play dumb with us dork. We know you have lunch money or something" says Bulk. Skull then starts pounding his fist into his own hand in as if he was trying to intimidate the book worm. "You better start paying up or else we will give everyone a real reason to make fun of you" Skull added. "Guys I am telling you I don't have anything!" Billy then raises his voice. Bulk then throws Billy into Skull who goes to hold him.
Billy struggles to get out of Skulls grip but to no avail. "Fine dweeb. Then I guess you are just going to have to get it" Bulk threatens as he makes a fist. Billy then closes his eyes as he awaits the inevitable beating.
Bulk punches Billy in the gut as hard as he can taking the breath out of him. "Guys please!" he pleads with them as Bulk continues to take his shots on Billy. "Sorry loser but this is what you get for getting loud with us" says Bulk as he punches Billy in the gut some more.
Bulk then cocks back as he prepares for a face shot, but before he can throw the punch Jason from behind grabs Bulks wrist and then kicks him in the ribs sending him into a wall full of lockers. As he hit's the lockers the big bully locks eyes with the martial artist. Jason glares back at the bully as he takes his martial arts stance. "You have a problem with me pretty boy?" asks Bulk as he gets back up. "Yeah I do. Why don't you pick on someone your own size? Now get out of here" demanded Jason.
In blind anger Bulk runs at Jason and starts swinging at him. Jason easily dodges and blocks each strike and then does a spin kick across Bulks face. "Skull do something!" Bulk yells out. "Hold on Bulk I got you" replies Skull as he goes to attack Jason from behind. Jason looks back seeing Skull in the corner of his eye and ducks just in time to void his swing. Once under Skull's attack he elbows him in the gut and then grabs the bully throwing him right into Bulk. "This isn't over. I swear some how I'll get you back for this" Bulk trying to threaten Jason as him and Skull run off.
Jason then walks over to Billy and helps him back up. "Are you alright?" asks Jason. "Yeah thanks to you" he replies. "Four 'o clock after school" says Jason. "Excuse me?" asks Billy. "Meet me at the Angel Grove park at four 'o clock" demanded Jason. "For what?" Billy asks him in confusion. Jason looks back seeing the principle glare at him. Right off the bat Jason knew exactly what that glare was for. He then looks back at Billy and says "To learn self defense". He then walks off following the principle into his office.
After the principle sits down Jason walks in sitting across from him on the other side of the desk. "Jason I am very disappointed in you. The one jock in the school who thinks about more then just your muscles and now you are getting into fights. "Come on man what do you me want do? The guy was getting beat up by two bullies" Jason argues. "If you care so much then why not get a teacher?" asks the principle. "Oh come on who still gets the teacher? I thought I was in high school not kindergarten" he retorts. "So you think everything can be solved with violence?!" he asks Jason. "No not everything can be solved that way but I do know bullies. "They pick on kids who are weaker and scared of them. If no one stands up to a bully then the bullying will never stop. Bulk and Skull do not care if you give them detention, they make it there daily routine. If you suspend them then it is an early vacation for them. They sometimes need to be reminded that they are not untouchable if you want them to stop picking on other people" he answers him.
The principle then takes off his glasses as he tries to think about all of this. "Jason I know your yoga class is full of it. I know you are reserving the gym so you can teach self defense behind my back" says the principle. Jason then looks at him shocked eyes. "Wait if you always knew then why did you continue to reserve the gym for me?". "Because Jason Off the record I agree with what you are saying. There is that part of me that remembers what it is like being a high school student that knows why no one ever goes to us. And there is that old school part of me that believes people should be able to stand up to bullies. Now why I haven't lost my job yet is because you didn't know that I knew. It was in my head and no where else. But now you know and you have gotten caught by everyone fighting. I won't suspend you but you no longer have the gym in reserve.
Jason then looks down in defeat. "I understand " His record was still clean. With out that clean record he can never become a MMA fighter, or maybe a athlete in the Olympics. Thanks to the principles understanding he can still do that but now at the cost of no longer being able to teach his students anymore. Right now Jason was asking himself what was worse. _______________________________________________________________________
It was now four o clock and Billy was now in the park along with Jason practicing self defense. Billy though was doing good for his first time still seems to have sloppy form. He memorized the movements that Jason was showing him but he is unable to execute them correctly. He seemed to be nervous while practicing the art, causing his form to be weak and his execution to be slow.
Jason stops Billy for a moment to show him the correct way to execute the counter. "Step and move your for arm up above your head to block the upper attack like this" Jason demonstrates. "Then after that I want you to use your free arm to push your palm out with excessive force" he continues to show Billy how it is done. "Remember with each movement you take you need to step with it" Jason says instructing Billy. Billy nods towards his teacher as he lightly lifts up his left for arm above his head and then steps and weakly pushes his right palm out.
As he watches Billy, Jason notices that he is doing the moves right but it still seems in affective. "Billy you need to put your self into it. Do not doubt what you are doing, just do" instructs Jason "You need to have confidence in yourself".
Billy looks back at Jason showing disappointment in himself. "I am not really the most confident person Jason" explains Billy. Jason walks up to him and places his left hand on Billy's right shoulder. "Anyone can have confidence, it is just a matter if you can except yourself or not. Look over there". As Billy looks he sees Kimberly along with the school gymnastics team practicing acrobatics at a far distance. "Kimberly Heart has a reputation around the school as the popular girl. The one who thinks more about boys then school. No one would ever think she would have any hobbies outside of sitting next to the guy with the fancier car and look at what she can do. Most would think she has no athletic ability at all but there she is. And that Billy is confidence" Jason explains.
"Of course she is confident in her self. Everyone loves her. She is one of the most popular girls in school. She doesn't need to be smart to pass, everything is handed to her" replies Billy. "How is everything handed to her?" Jason asks "She is not rich, she has no real connections, all she has is confidence. Billy no one picks on you because you are a nerd, it is because you pick on your self. Everyone has a aura that can be seen. It represents what you think about yourself. If you think you are a worthless nerd then others will to. You know you are smart and that is where your confidence lays. That is why you can do so well in school but in everything else well you know the rest" explains Jason.
Billy then goes to sit down on the grass thinking to himself. Jason then follows and sits in front of Billy. "I am teaching you more then to just defend yourself Billy. I am trying to teach you how to be you" explains Jason. "Why do you care so much?" asks Billy. "Because beneath all that shelter you hide under I see a person who can do better things, someone who can be better. All it takes is one act to change the world".
Billy then looks at his watch and gets up. I need to go my Mom needs me home for dinner plus I have a exam to study for tomorrow" explains Billy. Jason then gets up with him. "Same time tomorrow then?" asks Jason. "Can't, I have a date tomorrow" replies Billy. A smile then opens across Jason's face as he lightly hits Billy in his right arm. "A date? Billy you dog. Alright fine but the next day I better see you here" he smiles. Billy then smiles back. "I'll be here" he replies before grabbing his school bag and runs off. He then stops for a second and turns around. "Oh Jason? Thanks" he yells out before running off again. Jason grins as he watches Billy leave feeling a new joy with in his soul. It was at this point Jason realizes that he was now making a difference.
When Billy gets home he walks over to his mom and gives her a kiss on the cheek. "High mom" says Billy as he puts his book bag down. "He kiddo" says Billy's dad as he hands him a small package. "What is this?" asks Billy. "A package came in for you" answers his dad.
Trini was in her room painting yet another fictional character that was in her head. This one appeared to be a giant robot god. It had yellow glowing eyes, two red horns on the side of it's head, a shield over where the mouth and nose would be. As she painted she herd a spark come from a table on the side of her room were she kept her Saber Tooth painting. Trini then gets up walking to the table seeing a small golden coin in front of her painting covered in smoke. She picks up the coin and notices that it had a picture of a Saber Tooth Tiger on it. She then looks at her painting of the Saber Tooth god and back at the coin. "No way ".
Zack was sitting on a porch with a few friends listening to rap music as Zack felt something hit his head. "Ouch!" he gets up starring at the guy behind him. "What the hell man? Why did you hit me in the back of the head for man?" Zack complaining to his friend. "Yo dog chill it wasn't me ok?" says his friend. "Right so I suppose some magical coin just dropped out of the sky and hit me right " he then cuts himself off seeing a golden coin right next to his feet. He picks it up seeing a picture of a Mastodon on it. "Never mind ". "Yo dog what is that? Let me see" cries out one of his friends. Zack then pulls the coin away and sticks it into his pocket. "Yo back off man! Finders keepers" he replies.
Kimberly was now at a diner with a group of her poplar friends laughing with one another about the stupid tedious things that they do when Kimberly goes to pay for her food. "That will be nine forty" says the waitress. Kimberly hands her a ten dollar bill and then receives a small chunk of change in return. As she sits down she notices one of the coins was slightly bigger then the others and it was gold. Under further examination she also discovers that there is a picture of a Pterodactyl on it. "Kim is everything alright?" asks one of her friends as she stairs at the coin with confusion. Kimberly then looks up and smiles. "Of course everything is fine. Why wouldn't it be?" she answers.
Jason was in his room doing his late night stretches when he hears a quick zap right next to him. Jason stops for a moment smelling smoke. He looks around sniffing as he wears a concerned look on his face. He then looks down seeing a small fire on the rug. "What the hell!" he yells as starts stomping on it to put the fire out. He succeeds seeing a burnt hole in the rug with a golden coin in the middle of it. He bends down with confusion in his face as he picks up the coin seeing a Tyrannosaurus rex on the coin. "Where did this thing come from?" he asks himself.
Billy was now in his room studying the coin under a microscope. With close examination he can see bits up blue energy surging threw the coin. However it was to small and faint to see with the naked eye. Billy then looks away from his microscope and picks up the coin starring at the Triceratops that was molded into the golden coin. "What are you?' he asks himself as he allows his curiosity to study the coin.
After being trapped for thousands of years, the evil sorceress Rita Repulsa has returned with the planet Earth in her sites. In search for the five power coins she wishes to use there powers to release the powerful monster known as Moranar. With Angel Grove in her mercy the ancient mage from planet Eltar known as Zordon has given the five power coins to five teenagers in order for them to not only save there home town but to protect there planet from Rita's army. With her eyes set on releasing the most powerful being in the galaxy it is now up to the Power Rangers to defend the human race in this re imagining of the classic TV series.
On the moon Rita takes a look around at her surroundings with a sad look. "This place is a dump. Nothing but rocks here, but it will have to do. Until we possess the power coins we can't have our base of operations on Earth". "Then what would you suggest my lady?" asks the grey elf looking professor known as Finster. Rita then smiles as she jabs the bottom of her wand into the rocks causing energy to surge threw out the moon. All four of her servants look on in amazement as a black castle slowly builds beneath them, growing from the moon's surface. "Squatt what is going on here?" asks the furry vampiric creature known as Baboo. "I believe she is creating our new home Baboo" replies Squatt. Once finished Rita looks around her new castle. "Well now that, that is over with what is your plan my lady?" asks Squatt. Rita then walks over to her telescope at the edge of her balcony and looks down at Earth. We need Moranar if we want to take the galaxy, and the only way to free Moranar from it's prison is to find all five power coins. "But Queen Rita Moranar is too powerful to control. Even for you" Goldar applies. Rita then looks back at Goldar and points her wand at him sending a beam of energy towards his chest sending him into a wall. "There is nothing I can not control and you will do well to remember that" says Rita using her words as a threat towards her general. "Finster start working on my army now!" she commanded. "Yes my Queen. Right away" he replies in fright of his queen. Finster then walks towards his lab as he begins molding monsters in which Rita would use her dark magic to bring to life.
Rita then looks at Goldar with a smile. Goldar I trust you are able to lead my army into Earth in order to capture the power coins for me" demanded Rita nicely. Goldar then smacks his right fist into his golden armor showing that he will do what ever it takes to please his queen. "Of course my lady. Not only will the power coins be yours but I will destroy anyone who gets in my way" Goldar states. "Good" she smiles.
Squatt and Baboo then approach the powerful sorceress. "What about us my lady?" asks Baboo. "You two idiots will only get in Goldar's way. Stay here and help Finster with his army. The last thing I need is you two screwing things up like last time" she bluntly says.
Rita then walks out on the balcony smiling. Oh what a wonderful day. I have been freed from my prison after years of being cramped with you morons and soon I will have the five coins I need to unlock the prison Zordon has created for the most feared creature in the galaxy. And once I have control of Moranar not even he can stop me" she glees before going into laughter being pleased with her own plan. ________________________________________________________________________
It is the next day and Zack finds himself against the school wall starring at the Mastodon coin. As he does so he sees Billy walk past him. "Hey you!" he yells as he goes to follow the nerd. Billy just ignores Zack as he starts speeding threw the halls trying to lose him. "Hey stop for just a second will you?" cries out Zack as he continues to try and follow Billy threw out the school hall.
Billy with out looking then finds him self bumping into Bulk and Skull once more. "Hey there dweeb. You are over due again and this time you don't have your body guard around to save you" threatens Bulk. "Yeah, no one but us" says Skull in a very fake fashion. The two where pretending to be tough but in the same time it was only to people like Billy they would act like this too. "Guys please I am in a huge hurry. I need to get to the science lab early today" Billy pleads with the two bullies. "Well the faster you give us your money the better then" retorts Bulk. "Guys!" cries out Billy.
Zack then walks up to Bulk and Skull throwing a punch right into Bulk's face and then grabs Skull's head and bends him back sending a kick to the back of his head knocking them both down with out warning. "Sorry I have no time for this" he says to the two bullies and then looks at Billy. "You are Billy Cranston right?" he asks the nerdy kid. "Yeah?" he replies with a confused tone. "Something dropped out of the sky last night and hit me in the head" Zack states. Billy then shrugs his shoulders saying "It is not me if that is what you need to know". "No what I need you to tell me is what this is" he says as he pulls out the golden coin from his pocket. Billy then adjusts his glasses as he looks at the Mastodon coin in Zack's hand. "Where did you say you got that again?" asks Billy. "I told you man. Last night it fell out of the sky and hit me in the head. Now can you help me or not?". Billy then reaches into his own pocket pulling out his Triceratops coin and starts thinking to himself. "Follow me" he says as he starts marching towards the science lab.
Once inside Billy took Zack's coin and places it under a microscope and goes to study it. "It is just like mine" he states as he continues to examine it. "What do you mean?" asks Zack. "I got the same coin in the mail yesterday but mine has a Triceratops on it instead of a Mastodon. Also when I studied mine under a microscope I found traces of this blue energy. Your coin has traces of black energy".
Zack then pulls Billy away from the microscope while holding him by his blue button shirt. "And what is that suppose to mean?" asks Zack. "Wha what is what suppose to mean?" crying out Billy. "Just because I am black my coin has to have black energy. Don't you get racist with me brotha or I swear I will " he then gets cut off by "Look!". Zack then lets go of the nerd and looks in the microscope himself. After looking into it for a few seconds Zack jumps back in shock.
"What the hell is that?!" he yells out. "You said it came from the sky and hit you right?" asks Billy. "Yeah almost like it was looking for me" he replies. Billy then thinks to himself. I wonder " "What? You wonder what?" Zack continues to nag on him.
Billy then looks up at Zack with steady eyes. "Hold on to that coin. What ever you do, do not lose it" he then rights down his phone number and hands it to Zack. "Call me if anything else strange happens" Billy instructs right before hopping off the padded stool, running out of the door. Zack then looks at Billy with a confused look.
Trini was now in her art class as she begins painting the coin she found last night when Billy runs into her class rudely. He then sees the new painting Trini is working on nearly confirming his theory. He then runs in and grabs Trini. "Trini we need to talk" demanding Billy. "Billy can't it wait. I am in the middle of class" she says trying to reason with him. "Excuse me young man but do you have a hall pass or a teacher's note?" asking the art teacher. Billy then looks up at the teacher and yells out "Not now!".
He then reaches into his pocket showing Trini his coin. Trini's eyes then widen as she can now see she was no longer the only one to experience this weird phenomenon. "Billy I can't just leave now". "Trini listen we are not the only ones. Another kid came up to me and he was one as well. I do not know what is going on but something is happening that can not be explained by our science. Look a Saber Tooth! Just like your painting!" he yells out. Trini looks around seeing everyone in her class freaking out. She then looks at Billy and says "I think you should go. Now I know why you have no friends. It is because you are weird. I thought you were not like what everyone says you are". Billy then looks at her as his heart drops. He looks up seeing all the kids looking at him in a weird way.
Billy looks down at Trini with sad eyes and says "I'm sorry I'll leave now. You won't be bothered by me ever again". With that Billy leaves the room while the rest of the class cheers, calling him loser, nerd, geek, ect. ________________________________________________________________________
Kimberly was now in gym class practicing her acrobatics on a blue mat performing handsprings and aerial flips. Once she lands on her feet she smiles while taking in deep breaths. She was now wearing black tights with a tight pink tank top on her upper half. Her hair was tied into a ponytail while wearing a pink sweat band around the top of her head.
After executing all the moves the entire class begins clapping and cheering for her spectacular performance. "Alright class get to lockers your and get changed. The bell will be ringing soon!" the gym teacher yells out. As the class starts moving towards the two locker rooms a loud boom is herd outside. On the dot the entire class stops moving, listening in on the loud sound. "What was that?" asks Kimberly as a weird alien like sound can be heard.
She along with the rest of the class screams as a flaming car flies threw the gym wall. Everyone scrabbles out of the way trying to avoid being hit. Soon they all look out seeing an army of rock lock monsters storming the streets destroying everything in sight. Each monster had two legs and two arms. There stone like hands had pointy claws for fingers. There eyes where all glowing with a fire red. And there mouths if you could call it that had sharp rock like teeth to them. They all seemed to posses the strength of a truck being able to smash threw anything and throw anything with no problem.
As Kimberly looks on she begins to wonder what was happening, if she was going to be alright, if her family was going to be alright. More and more she began to wonder if this has anything to do that coin she found.
Hearing the explosion Billy runs outside to see the on coming invasion with in there hometown. "I think I should have saw this coming" he says to himself. A rock creature then charges towards Billy. He looks at the monster and covers himself out of fear. Jason then runs towards Billy and pulls him out of the way. "Are you alright?" asks Jason. Billy then slightly nods towards his newly found friend and mentor.
After Jason helps Billy up he looks back at the destruction in front of him. They are tearing Angel Grove apart" he says. Billy then looks at his coin and thinks to himself. "I wonder if this has anything to do with it?" he asks. Jason then looks at the coin and pulls out his own. "How did you get that?" he asks. "It was mailed to me" he answers. "Does anyone else have these?". Billy then thinks for a second. "Trini Kwan, and this African American kid" he answers. "Who?". "Um.. I think his name is Zack something ". Jason then thought for a second "Taylor? Zack Taylor? How the hell did he get a one of these?'. Billy then shrugs saying "He said it fell out of the sky". "Ok then the best thing to do is find the other two because I have a feeling this does have something to do with these coins". Billy then nods agreeing with Jason's plan. Kimberly then ran up to those two, now out of breath. "I can't help but hear that you two have those coins" she states. "What about it?" asks Jason. "Mine is in my gym locker" she says a bit shyly. "Ok new priority. We help her get hers then find the other two" says Jason. The three then agree to stick with that plan.
Kimberly runs for her locker as the ground shakes beneath them from the destruction going on outside. As they are running to the locker room the rest of the school finds it self in a panic. Chaos took over the school as the three fight there way into the locker room. Once inside Kimberly runs to her locker and starts putting in the combination to the lock. Jason stands by the door keeping guard as Billy stays back not knowing how to handle all of this.
Kimberly goes into her purse and pulls out the coin inside. "I found it!" she yells out. "Good lets get moving!" he yells out as he goes to run off. While moving threw the chaos Billy runs into Trini. "Billy!". "Trini!" they both yell out as they run into each other. "You need to come with us! These two have the coins just like us. We think this might have something to do with them" he tries to explain. "Billy I don't even know them, I barley know you! What are these things suppose to do about that!" she points out at the destruction outside. "Your paintings Trini. You said that you have dreams of them before you paint. We are all connected some how. Look at the probability. There is just to much coincidence going on here" he please with her. Trini thinks to her self for a moment and then takes Billy's hand. "I hope you are right" she says before following them.
Meanwhile outside of the school Zack was hiding behind a truck as he watched these golem creatures tare the entire town apart. A group of police cars drive by with almost every cop in Angel Grove running out of there cars with there guns traced on the Golems. It was not long before they all begin to open fire on them, but soon found that there bullets have no effect on them. The Golems then turn around facing the police and charge in head first smashing threw them and there vehicles like tissue paper.
"Man that is some serious damage" he says to himself as he looks on. Once the Golems were distracted Zack went to make run for it. As he does so he accidentally runs into Jason. "What the hell man why are you getting in my way for?!" he yells. "We are looking for you" answers Jason. "Looking for me? For what?" he asks. Jason then reveals his coin. "We all have the same type of coin. Five of us and look at what is going on" says Jason. "Let me guess these are the key to saving the world right?" asks Zack with sarcasm. "I don't know but Zack you know what you saw in the microscope" Billy then looks at Trini "Trini you had dreams of this" he then looks at the group as a whole. "Maybe it is the key or maybe they just need them. Either way letting them find the coins is bad" he explains.
Kimberly then puts her left hand on her hip as she sticks out her right pointer finger "So I suppose you have an escape plan dweeb". Billy then shakes his head side to side. "Then what good are you?" she asks. "Hey he is being more helpful then you!" Trini says to defend Billy. "Right and we are even closer to making this stop aren't we!" Kimberly yells back.
The five then look forward as Goldar marches down the street with his army of Golem behind him. "Attention humans! All I want is the five power coins your town possesses. Surrender them to me and you will all be spared by me!" demanded the dark army's general. "Well that explains a lot" states Zack. The five then go to make a run for it as a bunch of Golems run after them. As one gets close to Kimberly Zack spins around sending a aerial kick to it's head only for him to hurt his own leg. Zack then falls to the ground holding his leg. The Golem then goes to grab Zack but Jason gets in the drop kicking the Golem back. Jason then quickly jumps back up to his feet and helps Zack up. "Keep moving!" he yells out. As they run a building falls down in front of there path cutting them off.
All five turn around seeing the Golems close in closer as they have no were else to hide. "I don't suppose you can fight them?" suggests Zack. "I would be lucky to beat one" Jason replies. They were now cornered with no place else to go. "It's better then just standing here" Trini points out. Jason then gets in a fighting stance along with Zack and Trini. "Trini you know martial arts?" asks Billy. "I learned prey mantic as a kid". Kimberly then steps forward saying "I do not know how to fight but if my gymnastic help I rather do that then just stand here and die". Billy then looks down in shame realizing he was the only truly helpless one in the group. He looks at his coin as a tear comes out of his eye. "I know these can help. I just wish I knew how " he says to himself.
Just as they move in to engage a un winnable fight there bodies began to glow. Jason's body turns red, Zack's turns black, Billy turns blue, Kimberly turns pink, and Trini's turns yellow. Before they knew it there entire bodies disappear with in a quick flash. ______________________________________________________________________
Five lights flash as the five teenagers teleport in the middle of the California dessert. "What the hell was that?!" Zack screams. "The coins, I think they teleported us" answers Billy. "Teleport us? You mean like Star Trek?" asks Zack. "Yeah maybe it was the power coins way of protecting us" he suggest. "Man that is retarded" Zack claims before he goes to walk off.
Jason then goes to stop Zack. "Zack we have to stick together" claims Jason. "So who died and made you leader?" Zack retorts. "No one said I was leader but what ever is going on it involves all of us". "So we some how come across these coins and suddenly this is our problem. We are responsible for all of this? Billy is a nerd who can't even avoid wedgies let alone fight those things. Miss Asian chick and the preppy girl are more then likely to get in the way. You are the only one I would rely on out of all of them. I am sorry but this is too weird for my taste". Zack then walks off. "So what are we going to do nothing!" cries out Kimberly. Zack turns around with his arms out. "I am going to walk until a I can find the next piece of civilization and then I am calling in the U.S. marines".
Kimberly then looks down and starts following Zack. "Where are you going?" asks Trini. "Separating will do us no good. I want to stop them" she explains. Trini then looks at the other two and follows. Billy then shrugs and follows. As Jason stands there he stairs at his power coin thinking to himself. "I hope you have an answer soon" he says to the coin before placing it back into his pocket following the other four teenagers.
Hours have passed and it was now dark out. The five teenagers were now sitting across a bond fire they had made earlier. Zack sat there as if he was really pissed off at everyone. "What is your problem?" asks Kimberly. "I never liked the breakfast club" he replies. "Excuse me?" she responds to him. "I hate that movie. There is no way those kids who have that many difference could become so close with one another just because of one detention period. That's what this is man. This is the breakfast club. I don't know any of you and face it unless we were forced together like we are now we would never give each other the time or day" he explains.
Jason then looks at Zack and says "That is not true I gave Billy the time and day, and now he is my student". Zack then looks at Billy and starts laughing. "What is so funny?" Jason asks. "You really must have felt sorry for him then" he answers. "Excuse me but I gave him the time and day also and Billy really is not a bad guy. It is because people like you and Kimberly are to pig headed to give someone that is considered a lower class then you a chance!" she yells. Trini then looks at Kimberly. "I saw that conversation in the hall the other day. The one where Billy tried to get to know you and your exclusive friends. All he got from that was humiliation".
Kimberly then stands up glaring at Trini "You think you know me so well huh?". Trini then stands up locking eyes with Kimberly. "I know Billy is a much better person then you are!" she argues back. Jason quickly gets between the two girls spreading his arms out in a attempt to keep them from fighting one another. "Girls! We are in the middle of a crises! Angel Grove is being destroyed and our friends and family are trapped inside. Not to mention that we are stranded in the middle of the dessert. Ok if anyone here has any sense at all then we will put aside the bickering and work together" Jason begs with the other two.
"Jason is right, and so is Trini. There is no reason why we can't get along and get to know each other. In the end this might be all we have" Billy says trying to reason with them. Kimberly then sighs and says "Fine I'll be the adult here" and then sits down. "See what I mean? Breakfast club" says Zack. Trini then looks down at Zack before sitting down in front of the fire. "Hey I have an idea. How about a game so we can get to know each other a little better" suggests Trini. "What kind of game did you have in mind?" asks Jason. "We each take turns telling everyone here something that we have never told anyone else in school about ourselves" she explains. "Are you kidding me I am not telling anyone here shit" Zack argues. "Come on Zack, why not? We are all probably going to be dead by the end of the week anyway" Kimberly jokes. "Fine but Trini has to go first" says Zack.
Trini looks at Zack with her curious eyes. "It is only fair. Your idea, so you should be the first one to go" he explains. "Ok fine then. Lets see Ok I got it. I used to get picked on in elementary school. That is why I took Kung Fu classes". "Interesting. Ok Kimberly what do you have?" asks Jason.
Kimberly thinks to her self for a moment as she licks her lips. She then looks up and says "I am an expert archer. I can snipe almost anything with an arrow as long as it isn't like two miles away" she admits. Zack then starts to giggle. "What?" she asks in a annoyed tone. "Sorry I just don't see you as the archer type" he answers. "When I was a little girl my dad would take me to the arching range every weekend. He says it builds character". "I see it has done wonders for you" Zack says, bashing Kimberly's character. "Ok funny guy. What do you have?" asks Kimberly.
Zack the starts to look nervous. "It's ok Zack. It is just us" Trini says to reassure him. "I want to be a professional dancer when I grow up". Zack then pauses expecting to here someone if not everyone laugh. However To his surprise no one laughed at him but instead they started clapping. "I don't understand. No one here thinks that is ridicules?" he asks. "If that is your dream and if that is your passion then it is no more ridicules then me wanting to become a artist or Billy wanting to be a scientist. Zack then looks at Billy and asks "So four eyes what kind of secrets do you have?".
Billy then looks nervous as he goes to adjust his glasses. "I am still a virgin" he admits. "I said secrets Billy. We all know that you have never been laid before" teases Zack. "Come on Zack no one judged you for wanting to be a dancer" states Jason. "Fine then. I would love to hear what you have to add to all of this" replies Zack.
Jason then goes to open his mouth to tell his secret but then stops for a moment. "Hold on " he gets up and starts running to a flat surface on the ground. "Oh yeah sure you are exempt from this right?" says Zack. Jason then takes a knee as he dusts the sand off of a stone plate that had the same dino animals that are on there coins.
He looks back at the others saying "Guys you will never believe this. Soon the other four follow running over seeing the stone plate on the ground. They all take out there power coins matching there dinos to the ones on the stone. "Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Saber Tooth Tiger, and Tyrannosaurus all five of them are right there " states Billy. "Guys what if the coins did bring us here? This is getting way to freaky" says Kimberly. The five coins then begin the glow black, pink, blue, yellow, and red as the plate starts to separate. "What is going on guys?!" Trini panics. The whole ground then starts shaking as a giant round building pulls it's self from the ground rising up above them. They all fell back from the earthquake as they watch the giant building grow right in front of them.
Once it is fully out of the ground the five teenagers slowly get back on there feet. Jason then walks over to a stone door and holds his coin to it. "What are you doing?" asks Kimberly. "I think we can use these to get inside" replies Jason. His coin then glows red causing the door to open up.
After it opens Jason slowly walks inside with much caution. Zack then takes a deep breath before following him. After seeing Jason and Zack enter the mysterious building the other three soon follow. As they look around Trini then spots a giant, yellow, robotic Saber Tooth. "Billy, You will not believe this" she says to him. Billy walks over seeing the same exact machine that she painted a few days ago. "No way "
He then looks to another platform seeing a giant, blue robotic Triceratops. "This is freaky" Billy says. Jason then walks over to a red Tyrannosaurus robot looking up at it. "I think these are connected to the coins" suggests Jason.
Soon Zack and Kimberly walk up to a robotic black Mastodon and a pink Pterodactyl. They both look at there coins and then back up at the machines in amazement. "By the looks of it I would have to say this chamber serves as some kind of hanger bay" suggests Billy. "Man there isn't anything on Earth like this" states Zack. "From what it looks like it could be alien technology" Trini guesses. "Oh come on aliens?" Kimberly lightly chuckles. "Come on Kimberly use your imagination. When all else can not be explained then what ever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth" says Billy.
Kimberly then starts laughing. "You have a bigger imagination then Trini". "Well why not Kim?" asks Jason. "Look at what was just going on out there. Those are either monsters or aliens and aliens sounds a lot more believable then monsters" he applies. "Whatever" she responds. Jason then looks forward to see a metal door with a picture of a lightning bolt in the middle of it. "Hey guys look at this" he yells out to the others.
As they all walk closer the door opens wide revealing a giant command center on the other side. As they walk in they here a loud booming voice say "Welcome Rangers". The five teenagers look around seeing a dark room surrounded by computers and different controls in a circular panel. At the front of the room was a giant tube with a energy like head looking down at them all. "Toto I do not think we are in Kansas anymore" jokes Kimberly.
The head looks down at them and says "Teenagers with attitude you five have been selected to wield the power coins in the fight against Rita Repulsa". Zack then starts snickering at the energy head inside the plasma tube. "Teenagers with attitude? This is starting to sound like a bad remake of a Japanese show".
Jason then leans over to Zack and says "It's those kind of remarks that make him say we have attitude". "Man what do you want me to think. Teenagers with attitude, coming from the Wizard of Oz no less". Jason then sighs and steps forward towards the tube. "Who are you and who is this Rita Repulsa you are talking about?" asks Jason.
The head then looks down at Jason and goes to answer his question. "My name is Zordon. I am a mage from the planet Eltar. Over ten thousand years ago I have gone to war with a evil sorceress named Rita Repulsa who used her powers in a attempt to conquer the universe. At the time only I could stand between her and galactic conquest and in the end I trapped her and her minions in a seal on the moon. However she is now free and she is now setting her sites on Earth".
"So what do these coins have to do with this?" asks Billy as he goes to show Zordon his coin. "Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya!" yells out a small robot running into the command chamber. "Zordon my sensors have detected that someone has broken into the Command Center" cries Alpha 5. Alpha 5, these are the humans I have chosen to fight Rita" explains Zordon. Billy then takes a close look at the robot with excitement. His head was the shape of a dish and in the front of it was a red visor. Though the head was gold the rest of the body was read. On his chest was the same lightning bolt found on the door that lead them to the command center. "This is amazing! A artificial intelligent robot completely capable of self thought. We have nothing like this one this planet" he says with excitement in his tone. "Ok keep it in your pants man" jokes Zack.
Kimberly then looks at Zordon. "So what about the coins?" she asks. "The power coins each hold a great power to them. When combined with your new morphers you will each gain the power of your respective dinosaur. "Zack you are head strong but you always move forward tacking down everything in your way. Tough, brave and strong. Piloting the Mastodon you are the Black Ranger". "Racist" Zack replies under his breath. "Billy though you lack any athletic abilities you make it up with your knowledge and cunning. You use your mind to resolve a dangerous threat rather then your fists. Because of this you Blue Ranger shall pilot the Triceratops". Billy then smiles towards Zordon. "Trini, you are quick and fast. Though you are not strong, your speed and agility is all you need to defeat your enemy. For this you are known as the pilot of the Saber Tooth Tiger, other wise known as the Yellow Ranger".
"What about me?" asks Kimberly. "Kimberly, your sniping skills and acrobatic abilities share the same traits as the Pterodactyl, thus Pink Ranger your Zord to pilot". "Cool I get the one that flies" she glees. "And you Jason " Zordon calls out. Jason then looks up in anticipation on what his role would be. "Strong, fearless, faithful, wise, and powerful. You not only carry the traits of the Tyrannosaurus but the traits needed to lead your team. You Jason will be known as the Red Ranger. Together you will all form a fighting force with the power to save the world from Rita and her army. Together you are all known as the Power Rangers".
Alpha 5 then walks up to the five rangers and hands them there morphers. Each were about the size of a belt buckle but bulkier. Once they took a hold of them they went to place there power coins in the coin slight in the front. "When ever there is trouble just activate your morphers and the power coins will do the rest" Alpha 5 explains.
"Man this is ridiculous. I am sorry but it is. We have an alien invasion lead by some bitch named Rita Repulsa, we are chosen by the Wizard of Oz whose best idea is to leave the fait of the world in the hands of what was it you said? Teenagers with attitude? And lets not forget about his sidekick robot who makes me think back to that show Lost in Space. I swear any minute now he is going to yell out danger Will Roberson! Danger!. I am sorry but come on man give me a break here" Zack complains.
"So that is it then? Despite everything you saw out there, you are going to just stand back and let it happen" says Jason. Zack then shakes his head. "What do you want from me? We are kids. We are high school kids and we are suppose to save the world? There is nothing special about me. I go to class, chill at a porch, and then I practice dancing. I am not like you, leader of the Power Rangers". Zack then goes to walk off. "Zack you told us something with the fear of being made fun of before. You said you wanted to be a dancer and despite how ridiculous you thought that was we excepted it. Zordon choice all of us for what ever reason, but the fact is we are the chosen ones. We can argue about this or we can make a difference" Trini says pleading with him.
Zack then sighs and faces them. "I swear to god man if I end up in tights I am killing all of you". Jason then looks at Alpha 5. "Can you get us back to Angel Grove?". Alpha 5 then starts typing in the cornets into the transporter. "Already ahead of you Jason" he replies. "Rangers good luck" says Zordon before they all get transported back into there home town.
Year 2056 AD: Our celestial neighbor, the red planet, Mars goes mad. Not its fault
Rewind 20 yrs: The 2026UB313 meteor was distracted from its original target, the earth, to hit Mars in a massive explosion. The meteor was spotted in the year 2026 and hence the name. Its trajectory had alarmed the scientists as it was in collision norms with the Earth. The calculated impact time was 10 years.
Ever since the 2012 doomsday was successfully averted, the space had grown hostile towards the earth. As many as 100 meteorite crashes were reported in 2yrs. Our sun showered more cosmic radiation than ever through the depleting Ozone layer. As fixing these became the top priority, no one paid attention to the 2300 km wide rock hiding in the Jupiter's shadow. And by the time the spectral analysis confirming a moving object was taken seriously, it was almost too late. There was not time to check the composition of the meteor, without which blowing it up was not practical. The only way to avert it was to change its trajectory. With the technology of the time, it wasn't possible to divert it far enough to escape the earth's gravity. So, it had to be made to collide with something else. Moon would be too small a target and too close. However, there was another option 140 million miles away, twice as big as our moon and half the size of the earth. Mars was chosen as the scapegoat.
By the calculations, the meteor would miss the red planet by 10.56 minutes and the gravitational pull of Mars would distort its path to a direct head on collision with the earth. The plan was to strike the meteor at a certain angle without trying to blow it up, deviating it to collide with Mars instead.
Equipped with the newly developed wormhole technology envisaged by Stephen Hawking 10s of years ago, an ambitious team of scientists lead by senior astrophysicist John Mc Gill successfully accomplished the Mission UB313. The mission however tore big holes in the federal budget. But it was worth it.
And after 15 years: An unseen aspect of the mission's consequences had come into light. The red planet has suffered a knockout of its orbit after the impact and is slowly moving towards the center of the solar system. The trajectory interfered with the revolution of the earth.
Mars was on collision norms with the earth
The initial repercussions were already evident. The day has been shorted by one hour. This was because the pull of incoming Mars on the moon, dragging it away from the earth. It is the moon which stabilizes the Earth's axis of rotation to 23 and 1/2 degrees and preserves the balance of days and nights and the seasons. It was calculated that the axis of the earth would turn to as much as 30 degrees before the impact, causing catastrophic changes in the atmosphere.
And then, Mars would aim at the heart of the earth and we wouldn't stand a chance.
The deadline - 5th of April 2056, after which nothing could be done to change the planet's path. Mars would be at the highest eccentric point of its orbit, and if an impact is made on the planet then, pushing it in the opposite direction, it could go back into its orbit.
The probability wasn't 1. But there was no other way out!
Bruce Mc Gill sat at his desk. He considered the disordered pile of papers that lay before him. They had in them, the details and action plan of the "Mission Mars Hunt".
It was day of action
And it all began at 5PM.
Bruce checked his watch...9:00AM.
In the next 8hours, the earth would either rewrite the history or would itself be on a road to become history. He had no time to contemplate. The Earth's axis had already rotated by ½ minute. Mars was now at the ideal point to be struck by 'ZEUS', the huge impactor which was the result of passionate work put in by the scientists all over the world in the last 5 years. The impactor was one of its kind, with 7000 thrust engines, a huge magnetic front cone and innumerable nuclear missiles to cause the required impact to move the massive planet. The impactor would be controlled by a crew of 25 positronic robots on board and a team of 1,000 scientists from 25 different countries, headed by the 40yr old Bruce Mc Gill, the son of John Mc Gill. The mission had surpassed its predecessor 20yrs ago in the degree of impact, the usage of man and material power and of course it tore bigger holes into the world economy. The only aspect in which it couldn't equal the Mission UB313 was the ''PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS''.And that definitely wasn't good news. If the impactor wasn't launched at the proper time, or if it failed to hit at the proper target on the planet's surface then in addition to mission failure, the nuclear explosion would affect the earth too, probably wiping out the human race even before its date with Mars.
1:00 PM - 5th April 2056: Bruce rose, ready to go to the control room. He turned around to steal a glance at the portrait of his father, John Mc Gill, on the wall behind his chair. It was made by the most revered artist of the time after the success of the Mission UB313. His eyes filled with reverence for the great man, as they always did, and Bruce said to himself -
"I want to see the same pride in my son's eyes!"
He removed his wallet and took out the small family photo they had taken 10 years ago He, Andrea and little Damien.
Damie would be 15 today - he thought.
"Commander, we are ready to move," the voice from the intercom alerted him.
"Let's go then."
3:00PM - 5th April 2056: The "ZEUS" was ready. The masterful impactor is being taken to the launch pad. The crew of 25 positronic robots fed with precise instructions waited outside for the signal. Bruce, along with two other scientists went around perform the final checks. Everything looked perfect.
4:30 PM - 5th April 2056: the scientists took their positions in the control room. The robots went on board, waiting for the launch count down. The world watched anxiously on the telecast media. 30 minutes to go.
4:59:50PM - 5th April 2056:
The countdown began 10....9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...LAUNCH!
The mighty ZEUS rose magnificently. It cleared the earth's atmosphere without any trouble, thanks to the anti-friction design given by the Indian aeronautical engineers. The crucial moment arrived as the impactor had to open a worm hole to jump straight onto the target.
5...4...3...2...1...disturbance in the space.
The wormhole opened... But to everyone's horror, it collapsed before the impactor could enter.
The scientists gaped at their screens, aghast! Bruce felt his blood pressure plummet down to ground zero, sending him into a trance. Excited cries from his peers around brought him back to senses. ZEUS just stood there, like a paused in a video game.
"Try again!" Bruce ordered, collecting his thoughts.
The worm hole opened again, small and unstable.
"Full power!!!" Bruce screamed.
All of the impactor's 7000 engines sprang to life. The impactor made it through the worm hole with seconds to spare for its collapse. The control room breathed out in relief while their screen went temporarily out of focus after a blinding flash as expected. The ZEUS's high resolution cameras were adjusting themselves to relay their new position. After a few seconds, the main monitor sprang to life again, showing the surface of the red planet. Minutes to go before the final impact.
But something wasn't just right!
"We are moving away!" someone announced. The control room fell silent again.
Indeed they were. A void was forming to the left of the screen. But the cone was dangerously close to the surface, miles away from the target site.
"The impactor is slowing down. We are critically low on fuel!" another voice announced. More bad news!
"We are not going to make it!"
"Shut down the engines, don't enable them till I say" Bruce's voice echoed. He had a plan!
A murmur of dissent filled the control room. What is he up to?
"Shutting down the engines would leave the impactor to the mercy of Mars' gravity," the second-in-command protested.
But Bruce wouldn't listen.
He established the master comm link with the impactor, overriding all the commands of everyone else. He had the sole control over the ship and it's crew.
"This is insane. You'll kill us all right now!"
Bruce wasn't listening. He knew what he was doing, but he had no time to explain.
"Give the magnetic cone a repulsive charge" he ordered.
The impactor almost grazed the surface of the planet, but slowly began to move away from it. The void on the screen was getting bigger, and the protests grew louder.
No time to explain. Just wait for the kill
"Enable torque providers for a 90 degree turn. Give the cone an attracting charge".
And the impactor rotated with the magnetic cone as the center.
By Jove! He was right!
As per the plan, the engines had to be turned on once the impactor was out of the worm hole and straight onto the target, and then a full thrust in the equatorial plane would be followed by the explosion. But the worm hole collapse lead to its drift away from the target site with low fuel. There was too little time to change the direction with the speed they were going and the fuel would go out before impact.
So, the engines had to be turned off , and the gravity of Mars would pull the impactor towards it. But that would mean collision of the cone with the surface first, triggering the explosion. So the cone had to be given a replusive charge, so that it moved away. There was a clockwise torque acting on the impactor bringing it parallel to the planet's surface. And then, when the impactor reached the desired location, the torque providers provided an anti-clockwise torque augmented by the attractive charge of the cone, bringing the ZEUS's cone straight above the taget spot.
"Enable full thrust" shouted Bruce.
"Engage Missiles, Full thrust on!!!"
In the next few seconds, all one could see was violent explosion of the impactor and sparks all around. Slowly the field cleared showing the red planet ''moving'', actually ''moving'', back to its orbit.
Spectrograph records the results quickly. THE MARS IS BACK IN ITS ORBIT!!!!! Confirmed!!!
The scientists hugged each other and cry out in joy. Same was the case with the billions of people watching all this action live.
Bruce collapsed in his chair, perspiring heavily!
Is there a doctor in the house? ........................................................................................................................
"Dad I've seen you on TV with the President. You look great with the Medal of Honour. You are a hero dad, superhero! My friends are dying to meet you. When are you coming back? Love you dad, miss you so much" a message from Damien.
Back in his office after the celebration, Bruce replayed the message, this time looking at himself in the mirror on the opposite wall. He could see the reflection of his father's image, along with his own. His eyes filled.
"My son is proud of me, dad...as I am proud of you..."
For reasons unknown I felt drawn to the sword as well the weird armor I waited until both Mr. Friedle, and Tarah left for lunch before I picked up the ancient sword as I held the magnificent sword in my right hand. . . Both actually since it felt heavy as I held up the sword I noticed the ruby gem in the center of sword's hilt began to glow I felt strongly drawn to the jewel that I looked right into. It was like I was being pulled into the very jewel itself no matter how scared I was I couldn't bring myself to look away I blame my curiosity . The scenery around me changed one minute I went from standing alone in the Antique Shop to the middle of what looked like the center of a castle court yard, by the way the it was set the scenery reminded of a movie I once saw called A Kid in King Arthur's Court. In the distance I swore I could have heard voices as well as clashing of weapons being the very curious person I was I followed the noise my inner self was screaming danger, but at this point I didn't care so I walked thru the courtyard, amazed at the very beauty of it all. I looked up as I walked under an arch, and towards what looked liked a stone stair well being careful, I walked down the gray aged looking well, and further down past half un finished structures, I felt ground as my right foot left the safety of the courtyard. As I continued into the forest whilst looking for the clearing I heard the same voices " Aw come Lion-O!" I heard what seemed to be a boy's voice whinnying. I shook my long russet head as I looked around the forest "I said no Kat, and that's final" A masculine male's voice replied "And besides I'm sure Tygra won't training you some" Lion-O said being as quite as I possibly could I walked closer until five feet stood in the distance I noticed the masculine voice came a tall tan-mocha muscular man with spiked crimson hair he had to be at least 20 yrs or more. As I went to back up, I apparently tripped on something thus landing on my ass, and the noise caused a major reaction from the duo which wasn't what I was expecting I heard the sound of growling I gulped 'This is it life as I know it is over' I thought to myself I heard chuckling before the voice "Don't tell me that you're afraid of a girl 'O Lord of The Thunder Cats" Wilykat said smirking as he walked up to where I was. Lion-O snarled as he looked at the young wildcat "I'm not afraid of a young girl" Lion-O's voice was loud, Wilykat laughed "Yeah whatever, Lord of the Thunder Cats!" Wilykat said, Lion shook his spiked crimson head as he walked over to the duo, he noticed Kat was talking to someone "So what do they call you?" He asked I'm Wilykat" "Raelyn" I said ever so softly "What kind of name if that?" "Its human, and what are you?" I asked "I'm a feline, that's Lion-O" Wilykat said pointing to the masculine man I winced as I tried to move my body "What are you?" He asked me, I looked up at him "Human why?" I asked him, Lion-O rolled his frosted Cerulean eyes "Wilykat move away from the trespasser before she hurts you!" Wilykat looked over his left shoulder at the Lord of the Thunder Cats "I doubt she's dangerous, Lion-O she can barely move let alone hurt me" I began to have a chronic coughing fit, blood caught Wilykat's golden eyes " N she's injured Lion-O" The lion sighed as he walked up, and stood next to the young wild cat male, his frosted cerulean eyes noticed the blood the young cub was talking about, and groaned.
He also noticed how different my eye color was "Fine, she can stay the young girl. . .Wilykat cut him off "You mean grown girl don'tcha She's like a teenager" The young wild cat asked/ told Lion-O cocked his spiked crimson head to the left side and looked down to the curves of young woman. Sure enough they caught him off guard, Wilykat smirked "So? Lion-O looked back at him "What?" The young lord asked as looked at the young bruised woman lying there in the brush. . He noticed her skin was that of a lite mocha or latte Anyways he knew he can't just leave her there she would die. So w/o thinking the young lord swooped me up in his strong tan-mocha arms as he, and Wilykat left the forest, and headed back to the castle. Only a times on the way to the castle did Lion-O look down at me when I looked at him he saw I had a rare eye color which was frosted purple chrome with a tint of silver. As Lion-O reached the outskirts of the forest he heard a light humming sound; wonderin; where it was coming from he was surprised when Wilykat told him the soothing sound was from the young woman he was held in his arms apparently I had fallen asleep in the young Thunderian Lord's arms "So whatcha plan to do with her once we get to the castle?" "No idea, but she does need medical attention to see to her injures" The lion told the young wild cat as they set foot in the courtyard of the castle.
A male tiger approached the duo "Lion-O, Cheetara was. . "The tiger stopped when he saw what his younger brother was holding "Woe hoe looks like Lion-O has found his mate, that was fast!" Lion-O snarled lowly at his brother "Not likely" "A personal slave?" The tiger asked Tygra!" Lion-O roared causing me to up "Fuck now look what you have done!" Tygra smirked down at me I screamed, trying to get away; Lion-O had managed to calm me down. Wilykat looked up at Tygra "That wasn't very nice" He said sourly "Hah who said I was I'm nice kid?" Tygra asked Wilykat. Lion-O shook his spiked crimson head as he walked thru the not so crowded courtyard into the castle, he managed to find a spare bed chamber which was naturally across the hall from his very own, sighing. He kicked open the heavy wooden door of the bed chamber, walked in, and up to the large bed, being gentle, put me down upon the queen sized bed "Sorry about that" Lion-O" said "Lion-O" A young female voice said "I'll be right back" He told me as he left the room standing outside was Wilykit "Cheetara sent me to find you" She said "Tell her I'm busy right now" "Kay" He watched as she skipped down the hall b4 he returned inside the room, and walked to the large bed "Want to tell me what you where doing in the forest?" "I got lost" My soft voice replied "That's understandable" A light knock was heard he snarled again I jumped "What?" The door lightly opened to revel a young female wildcat, and a cheetah "Lion-O everyone is looking for you" The cheetah told him "Wilykit keep the girl company until I get back" "Um sure" Lion-O, and the Cheetah left the room, the wildcat girl looked over at me "So" She said as she rocked back, and fourth on her hind legs "I'm Wilykit what do they call you?" Raelyn?" "So how'd you end up here?" Wilykit asked me Honestly I don't know" "Oh whatcha do for a living?" "Deal with ancient antiques, and technology" Her golden eyes lit up "Technology really?" "Yes, and a bit of engineering on the side" "How cool is that? So have you made stuff?" "Of course" "Technology, wait till Lion-O hears about this. . . So are you like his mate, or something like that?" "No just someone injured" My chronic cough started up the blood thicker this time, Wilykit was a bit freaked, but ignored it seeing how Lion-O was rather busy today she walked over to the heavy door, I noticed she was having a hard time I slowly got up, n helped her with the door still coughing "Lion-O said you're suppose to be resting" She told me "I know ugh just thou. . "The harsh coughing continued which was making my throat very raw I groaned, rolling my frosted purple chrome eyes, she looked at me "You shouldn't be up" Wilykit told me a knock was heard "Oh no "She sighed as I walked back, and fell into the bed I sighed as I covered up with the blue sheet; Wilykit answered the door, and saw none other than Tygra standing there "Its you, I thought you were at the Thundercats' meeting Tygra" Tygra looked down at her "I was until I left to find Lion-O" The tiger told her, she knew he was lying "Stop lying Lion-O left with my brother an hour ago, so don't use that excuse!" Wilykit said a bit louder than she meant, I groaned, and got up being curious as I was I walked over to the door, n saw the tiger standing there "Ugh not you again" I said Tygra looked at me with a glint in his golden brown eyes