Elements of Power Ep. 3 Pt. 2

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Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power

Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction

Part 2

Last time, on The Goddess of Destruction, Dr. Robotnik had finally come to the conclusion that Slush has been the one leaking information to the Chaotix team behind his back for the past month. In order to ensure that the word about his latest project, "EG-005" doesn't get out, he has opted to capture the Ice Goddess, but not before getting a blood sample from her, which he needed in order to bring his creation to life. Slush tried as hard as she could to resist, but thanks to the assistance of the newly-repaired Metal Sonic Version 3.0 and the data that he copied from Silver the Hedgehog, he was able to hold her down with a telekinetic force, making it easier for Robotnik to stab her with the injector needle.

After getting the blood sample that he desired, Robotnik decided that he no longer had any need for her. Again, to make sure that information about EG-005 doesn't get leaked, the doctor decided to turn Slush into a card, effectively punishing the Ice Goddess for her treachery. One week later, Robotnik had made lots of progress, and was on the verge of completing EG-005's development. Using his machine, the Egg Merger, he tried infusing the energy of the Chaos Rings with the Multi-Elemental Gem that he created. Suddenly, the machine started to malfunction, but before then, it managed to complete the fusion process; just not in the way the doctor intended. Instead, each of the seven elements ended up getting infused within one of the seven Chaos Rings, which resulted in the creation of the "Elemental Chaos Rings".

As the machine exploded, the seven Elemental Chaos Rings ended up getting scattered everywhere, all throughout Angel Island. Seeing no other alternative, Dr. Robotnik, along with Metal Sonic 3.0, Scorch, Shock, and Storm have decided to leave the base and began searching for the Elemental Chaos Rings. Meanwhile, Knuckles the Echidna and Wechnia, who were guarding the Master Emerald at the altar, happened to spot one of them floating around, heading towards Lava Reef/Red Mountain. After activating the new security system that the robo-mechanics, Heavy and Bomb installed for the Master Emerald, the two echidnas decided to head towards the volcano to collect the newly-infused Chaos Ring in order to examine it. Little did they know, however, that Robotnik and his group were also seeking them.

Now that the hunt has begun, who will claim the fire-themed Chaos Ring first? Knuckles and Wechnia, or Robotnik and the others? Additionally, will the word ever get out about Slush's capture? If so, will Knuckles and company be able to successfully rescue her and prevent EG-005's creation? Find out on this exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction!

Meanwhile, at the office of the Chaotix Detective Agency…

Espio: *Sitting in a corner, in deep meditation* …

Charmy: *Watching Dragon Ball Z on TV* Hee hee hee, it's about to happen, Vector!

Vector: Heh heh! Yeah, I know!

*On the show, a news crew gets blasted and killed in a helicopter explosion, and one of the characters exclaims "Look! I can see their parachutes! They're okay…"*



Vector: Oh, wow! Gimme a break! Are they freakin' SERIOUS? How stupid do they think people are? Those people CLEARLY weren't wearin' parachutes before the thing blew up! 'N' even if they were, there's no WAY they'd have been able to escape that in time!

Charmy: Yeah, I know!

Splash: So, this is where you got the "parachutes" thing from, huh, Charmy?

Charmy: Hee hee, yep! That part is really, REALLY funny!

Splash: Personally, I didn't see what was so funny about it. It's already bad enough that those innocent lives were taken, but then they just totally insult the viewers' intelligence by claiming that they got away okay, even though they clearly didn't.

Vector: Ah, lighten up, will ya, Splash? It's just a TV show, it's nutin' ta take seriously. 'N' besides, people 're always gettin' wished back ta life left 'n' right that series! Also, it's only 'da censorship we were laughin' at, not the peoples' deaths. We wouldn't laugh at somethin' like that.

Splash: I see.

*Suddenly a beeping sound is heard*

Vector: Ah, 'dat must be Slush! I'll bet she's reportin' anotha discovery about Robotnik's plans!

Charmy: Hee hee, "that must bee Slush". Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles* The "parachutes" scene might not have been funny, but that certainly was!

Vector: *Picks up the walkie-talkie and answers it* Yeah? Is that you, Slush?

Slush: Yes, it's… *Czzzzt!*…Me… *Czzzzt!* I have… *Czzzzt!* …Something important to tell you, and… *Czzzzt!* I don't know how much… *Czzzzt!* …Longer the… *Czzzzt!* …Signal will be able to hold out, so listen… *Czzzzt!* …Carefully!

Vector: A'ight, I'm listenin'. What is it?

Slush: I've... I've been captured, and… *Czzzzt!* …Turned into a card… *Czzzzt!* …By Dr. Nega's camera!

Everyone: WHAT!?

Espio: *Quickly opens his eyes* …!

Splash: You've been turned into a card!? How can that be!? I thought for sure that Dr. Nega was taken back to that mental institution!

Slush: It wasn't Dr. Nega… *Czzzzzt!* …It was Robotnik… HE did it! He found out… *Czzzzt!* …About my secret, somehow! He knows… *Czzzzzt!* …That I'M the one who's been spying on him!

Vector: Oh, great… Now that's just PERFECT! I knew 'dere was only a matter o' time until 'e found out, but I didn't know he'd catch on 'DAT soon!

Charmy: Wait a second… If you got turned into a card, then how is it that you're able to talk to us?

Slush: Well, as it turns out… *Czzzzt!* ...There's another dimension that lies behind… *Czzzzt!* …The cards from Dr. Nega's camera! I've been in here… *Czzzzt!* …For at least a week now after discovering the new project… *Czzzzt!* …That Robotnik's working on. He was determined… *Czzzzt!* …To make sure that I wouldn't… *Czzzzt!* …Be around to tell about it. I would have… *Czzzzt!* …Let you know about this sooner, but… *Czzzzzt!* …I ended up losing consciousness, and I'm only… *Czzzzt!* …Just waking up.

Splash: GRRR… Robotnik! He won't get away with this! Don't worry, Slush, we'll save you as soon as possible!

Slush: Thanks, but before rescuing me, I think… *Czzzzt!* …You should focus on stopping Robotnik from… *Czzzzt!* …Completing the project he's working on.

Espio: Just out of curiosity, what kind of "project" is he working on, exactly?

Slush: He's working on a… *Czzzzt!* …Fifth EG Experiment. *Czzzzt!* He has codenamed it… *Czzzzt!* "EG-005".

Charmy: "Eee-Jee-Double-Oh-Five"?

Slush: Yes. He says that it's… *Czzzzt!* …Meant to be his most powerful creation yet, as it will contain… *Czzzzt!* The combined powers of all seven Elemental Goddesses, plus… *Czzzzt!* …Energy from all seven Chaos Rings!

Vector: Holy crap! This ain't good…

Slush: Indeed it isn't. If Robotnik… *Czzzzt!* …Manages to complete this project, I fear it'll be too powerful for him to control! If he… *Czzzzt!* …Couldn't control Squash, then it's definitely safe to assume… *Czzzzt!* …That he won't be able to keep EG-005 under his control, either! She may very well… *Czzzzt!* …Become the next Mephiles!

Vector: We'll definitely be sure ta put a stop to all this! 'Da absolute LAST thing we need is anotha psychopath like Mephiles runnin' rampant!

Charmy: That reminds me… Did you guys ever find out where Shadow put that scepter thing after Squash sealed him up again?

Espio: I heard from Rouge that Shadow tossed the Scepter of Darkness into the Ifrit's dimension, and sealed it with the seven Chaos Emeralds. So thankfully, we'll never have to worry about him showing his face again.

Slush: That's… *Czzzzt!* …Good to hear. Now back to the subject at hand… *Czzzzt!* I overheard everything… *Czzzzt!* …That's been going on, recently. Apparently, Robotnik's almost finished with the project, and he would have been already, if it weren't… *Czzzzt!* …For a certain mishap that took place during an experiment, where he tried… *Czzzzt!* …Infusing the Chaos Rings with the power of the Multi-Element Gem that he created. The energy from that gem… *Czzzzt!* …Ended up getting transferred into the Chaos Rings, so now they're called "Elemental Chaos Rings".

Charmy: Wow, really!? That is SO cool!

Slush: After Robotnik's machine exploded… *Czzzzt!* …The Elemental Chaos Rings scattered throughout various places on Angel Island. Robotnik, along with Metal Sonic 3.0, Scorch, Shock, and Storm… *Czzzzt!* …Are currently searching high and low for them. You need to… *Czzzzt!* …Find the rings before they do!

Vector: Sure, no problem! Just leave it ta us! C'mon, boys… 'n Splash! Let's get ta work!

After Slush informed them about the situation, the Chaotix team and Splash quickly hurried out the door to begin their quest for the seven Elemental Chaos Rings.

Charmy: Where should we look first, Vector?

Vector: I dunno. That's why we're gonna head ovah to Tails' Workshop in the Mystic Ruins 'n borrow 'is detector. That way, we'll be able to find all them Chaos Rings wit' no problem!

Charmy: …

Hee hee, "bee able". Get it? *Snickers*

*Everyone (except for Splash) anime falls*

Vector: Good grief, Charmy! Give those puns a rest for once, will ya!? They've stopped bein' funny AGES ago!

Splash: I disagree. *Giggles*

Espio: Even so, this isn't the time for joking around. We have a mission to fulfill.

Charmy: Alright, alright. So, anyway, you said we were going to Tails' Workshop, right?

Vector: Yeah.

*They go to Tails' Workshop in the Mystic Ruins and explain the situation*

Tails: W-WHAT!? Slush has been captured, and Robotnik's working on another EG Experiment!? And in order for him to complete the project, he's seeking these "Elemental Chaos Rings" that have been scattered all over the island?

Espio: Yes, that's right.

Heavy: I'm afraid this doesn't bode well at all… The power that Robotnik is currently seeking to complete this "EG-005"… It may even be enough to give the White Echidna Project a run for its money!

Bomb: Yeah, that's for sure. Do you know whether or not Robotnik has gotten ahold of one yet?

Vector: We don't know fa sure. All Slush told us, was that he, Scorch, Shock, Storm, and Metal Sonic 3.0 are "searchin' high and low" for 'em, so I guess it's safe ta assume that they haven't yet.

Tails: Wait a minute… Metal Sonic 3.0 is still alive? Since when did he start working for Robotnik, rather than Dr. Nega?

Vector: We're not sure of all 'da details, but my guess is 'dat 'e survived his battle wit' Metal Sonic last week, and then Robotnik ended up findin' him, and then gettin' 'im repaired 'n' reprogrammed, or somethin'.

Tails: Makes sense, I guess. Anyway, I'm gonna go ahead and lend you that detector now. *Takes the detector off the shelf and hands it to Vector*

Vector: Thank ya very much.

Tails: No problem. Whenever the thing runs out of energy, just drop on by again, and I'll recharge it.

Vector: I'll keep 'dat in mind. A'ight, now let's get movin', you guys!

With Tails' emerald detector in hand, the four heroes quickly jetted out of the workshop to begin tracking down the first Elemental Chaos Ring before Robotnik does.

Charmy: Hey, Vector, what does the scouter, I mean…detector say about the first Elemental Chaos Ring?

Vector: *Checks* Accordin' to the readings, the first one landed at the volcano somewhere. Why don't we have a look ovah there?

Splash: I don't see why not.

*They leave*

As the four of them were leaving, they were unknowingly being watched by the two crooks, Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite, who were currently hiding in the bushes (since they're on the run from the police, who happened to be in the area at the time).

Nack: *Pokes his head out of the bushes* HAHAHA! Did 'ja hear 'dat, Bean!? I think we've just found ourselves anuddah opportunity ta make ourselves filthy, stinkin' rich!

Bean: Yeah, I heard. They said something about "Elemental Chaos Rings"… Whatever they are, they sound pretty interesting. It definitely sounds like something the jewelry market would pay tons of cash for!

Nack: Yep! As usual, bruddah, you 'r' definitely speakin' my language! Now, whadda ya say we follow 'em, 'n' have 'em lead us to 'dem Element Rings, 'r wudevah they're called? It'll definitely save us 'da trouble o' trackin' all of 'em down ourselves! All we'll hafta do when 'da time comes, is take it from 'em! When 'dat's all said 'n' done, 'da two o' us 'r' gonna be swimmin' in a truckload o' cash! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


As the two of them laughed maniacally, their location ended up getting revealed, and a searchlight from a police helicopter shone down on them. Shortly afterwards, all of the police that were in the area rushed over to the bush, pointing guns at the two criminals.

Policeman #1: *Through the speaker* Fang the Sniper, Bean the Dynamite! We have you two surrounded! Surrender yourselves! There's no escape!

Nack: Ah, crap! AH, CRAAAAAAAP! Looks like dey've spotted us! C'mon, Bean! We gotta bus' outta 'dis joint!

Bean: Right, but first… *Takes out a bomb and lights the fuse* I'm gonna give them a little taste of Dynamite Power!

After lighting the bomb's fuse, Bean abruptly slammed it on the floor, causing smoke to pour out. Taking advantage of the police's clouded vision, Nack and Bean decided to make their escape. While they were on the run, they spotted an unoccupied police car. Due to the fact that they had no other means of transportation (since Honey destroyed the Marvelous Queen in the second episode), the two of them decided to steal the car and drive off.

Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Man, 'dat was too easy! Like takin' candy from a baby!

Bean: Don't look now, but we've still got those police choppers on our tail!

Nack: Ah, don't even worry abou' dit! I've goddit ALL unda control! Here, you take 'da wheel for a li'l bit.

*They switch sides*

Nack: *Aims his gun out the window* EAT LEAD, CHUMPS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Starts firing at the helicopters*

*Both Nack and the cops continue firing back and forth at one another all throughout the chase*

Nack: AH, CRAAAAAAP! Man, 'dere's just no shakin' 'dese guys!

Bean: Why don't we switch sides again? I'll take it from here.

*They switch again*

Bean: *Lights another bomb and hangs it out the window* This time, they're gonna learn the true meaning of the words "Dynamite Power" for sure!

Once again, after lighting the fuse, Bean tossed the bomb into the air, at the police choppers. This time, however, it wasn't a smoke bomb. It was one of his regular bombs, and as it detonated and got one helicopter caught in it, the explosion began to spread to all the others, as well.


Bean: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, yeah! I don't think they'll be bothering us for a while after that!

Nack: A'ight, now 'dat we ain't got no more interruptions 'n' what-not, let's go ahead 'n' start lookin' fa 'dem Element Rings, or wudevah they're called.

Bean: Right.

*They drive off*

Meanwhile, at the volcano…

Wechnia: There it is, Knuckles! The fiery Chaos Ring!

Knuckles: You're right! *Walks over to the Fire Element Ring*

Wechnia: If I were you, I'd do that with caution. That thing looks as if it's a little too hot to touch with our bare hands.

Knuckles: Good point. Alright, here goes… *Slowly reaches for it*

Before Knuckles had a chance to pick it up, a fireball was suddenly shot in their direction.

Wechnia: Knuckles! Look out! *Dodges*

Knuckles: WHOA! *Narrowly manages to dodge* Okay, who's there!? Go ahead and show yourself!

???: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Well, if it isn't my dear friend, Knuckles and that traitor, Wechnia!

Knuckles: *Looks* Robotnik!? Scorch, too!?

Wechnia: What are you two doing here?

Robotnik: Isn't it obvious? We're here for the Elemental Chaos Ring, of course!

Wechnia: "Elemental…"

Knuckles: "…Chaos Ring"?

Robotnik: That's correct. Thank you very much, gentlemen, for being so kind as to track it down for us! It certainly saved us the trouble of looking! In addition to tracking its location on radar, all we had to do was follow your lead. So, basically, what I'm trying to say is that you practically led us right TO it!

Scorch: Now, you boys had best play it smart by simply handing it over.

Knuckles: Not a chance!

Wechnia: Yes, I mean, honestly. Why even bother saying things like that, if you don't actually expect us to do it?

Scorch: HAHAHAHAHA… Well, fine. Have it your way. To be honest, I was hoping you would say something like that, Knuckles, because I've been looking forward to a rematch for a long time. Hopefully this time, there won't be anymore interruptions. This time, I'll defeat you for sure!

Knuckles: We'll see about that. *Cracks his knuckles*

It looks like things are heating up…literally! Although Knuckles and Wechnia have managed to track down the first Elemental Chaos Ring, Dr. Robotnik and Scorch have made an unexpected appearance, and have challenged the two echidnas to a fiery showdown! Which side will emerge victorious and walk away with the Fire Ring; Knuckles and Wechnia and Scorch and Robotnik? Find out on the next exciting chapter of The Goddess of Destruction!

To "bee" continued…
The second chapter of The Goddess of Destruction is now up and running! This is the first time in a while that I managed to get one chapter completed the very next day after the previous one. I haven't managed to pull that off since back in January and February, when I was working on Episode 1: Legend of the Elemental Gems.

Also, two things about this chapter... The part about Slush being trapped within another dimension after getting turned into a card... I got that idea from Sonic Rivals, since Rouge and Robotnik were still able to communicate with Shadow somehow (albeit with a fuzzy signal) after Dr. Nega turned them into cards, so I thought I'd try the same thing in this story.

Secondly, the "parachutes" line... To anyone who isn't aware, that's a reference to the heavily edited Dragon Ball Z dub that was aired on both the Saban channel and Cartoon Network in America during the mid and late 90s.  If you'd like to see for yourself how utterly unbelievable the "parachutes" explanation was, then check this link, and you'll see what I mean.

Episode 3: The Goddess of Destruction
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All Sonic characters used or mentioned throughout this story (with the exception of Wechnia and the Elemental Goddesses) are (C) Sega/Sonic Team.
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