These are the specifics of the universe my dark reboot fic Shards in the Bone takes place in.
1: Sonic had Vrolik Syndrome (brittle bone disease like Joker from Mass Effect) when he was younger. Most kids avoided him or mocked him because of it. His only friends were his fellow triplets Sonia and Manic who were luckily spared of the sickness, and Sally Acorn whom he had a crush on.
During Robotnik's coup he was captured at age 10 and used in horrifying experiments involving drugs and artificial Chaos Emerald Shards from Chaos Drives being implanted in his body, until he escapes during the first chapter at age 17.
2: Sally has been unofficially crown Queen, because her father King Maximilian has been sent to the Void, her mother Queen Alicia was brutally killed trying to save her from a laser grenade during their escape. And her brother Elias was studying abroad when the coup and has yet to return.
The beams from the grenade were still able to reach her, though less focused, and cut into her belly. She survived but the doctor said she may never bare children and she now has scars to constantly remind her of that.
Despite her leadership skills Sally doesn't like being Queen, or even a Princess, She HATES being put above her peers. She has planes to find her brother and give him the throne or rescue her father. If she can't do that she planes to end the Monarchy and turn Mobotropolis into a democracy.
3: Dr. Julian Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik has taken over most all of the Acorn Kingdom and large portions of the other kingdoms. While most of the population is roboticized he keeps influential nobles and rich families around to help fund his campaigns. He also allows a small populous of commoners and vagrants to stay organic for experimental purposes. Either kidnapping them to run tests on or flooding districts with gas to see what happens.
He lost his arm, eyes, and ears during the coup d'eta and has sense replaced them with cybernetics and enhanced his body with the successful experiments he preformed on captured Mobians. making him as dangerous on his own as he is in a giant mech. His cyborg right arm also has a built in roboticizor allowing him to convert anyone he touches with it.
Sonic was to be his ultimate weapon against the Freedom Fighters and the remaining territories. He has spent billions on the hedgehog and five experimental Chaos Drive Cores to make him an ultimate killing machine when he was finally roboticized. Unfortunately for the dictator he escaped but he is not going to hastily recapture him. Due to boredom he is going to see what Sonic can do to hinder him, give him a challenge, and then when he defeats him he planes to literally tear out Sonic's bones, and the Chaos Drive Cores inside them.
4: Jules and Bernadette have not been roboticized and Jules is a Freedom Fighter. Until Sonic's return Bernie has been in a deep depression over the lose of her children and has done little more than sleep and eat. But will Sonic's return she has begun to return.
5: Sonia and Manic are currently missing.
6: The Freedom Fighters use modern weapons and armor. Because they are outclassed by Robotnik's laser weapons and robots most use weapons either with MASSIVE stopping power, Armor Piercing Rounds, or both.
7: The Chaos Emeralds are not emeralds, or rather only one of them are. They are actually called Chaos Crystals each a different color and shape and representing a different element.
Red Crystal: Fire
Green Crystal: Earth (includes rock and soil and plants)
8: Super forms are not 100% invincible and have consequences for their use. Super form makes one stronger, faster, and more resilient but can cloud the mind. If one doesn't keep in control they fly into an uncontrollable rage that slowly eat away at their body and makes them vulnerable to attack but they do not notice the injury. This rage will persist until one of three things happen. They run out of power, they regain control, or they die.
Hyper form is much worse. In addition to being five times as powerful as Super, Hyper also has a five times the consequences. They are able to control the individual elements of the crystals and even combines them. In Hyper form ones mind is immediately relinquished to the energies of the but they do not fly into a rage but instead fall into an emotionless, cold, and calculative persona that is neither good, not evil, friend nor foe. Their only purpose is to single mindedly destroy what is deemed its enemy. Which can be a very broad subject.
There is no known way to counteract this state of mind and all anyone can do is hope the transformation is brief.
When in the presence of a Hyper being there are only 2 things one can do. Live if you are not the target, or die if otherwise.
9: Robticization is nearly impossible to reverse and even if done there are still complications. Conversion is caused by the subject being irradiated with a artificial energy called Atomic Scrambler Radiation. It destabilizes the victims atoms and converts them into atoms of a different type, namely metals, oils, and plastics. As this is happening Nanoscopic Machines are filtered into the chamber and they integrate into the structural make up, reassigning atoms and taking bits of brain atoms to build a slave chip to bend them to Robotnik's will.
10: Deroboticization is an extremely risky procedure. Using the Roboticizer to revert the atoms back to their original state as a 25 to 30% chance of scrambling the victims atomic make up. This can result in anything from a harmless change in eye color to exploding or their organs being make of an incompatible material.
Assuming they are successfully made organic again the slave ship is still there only organic now rendering the victim still a slave. The chip can be removed before or after reversion but it has a 70% chance post reversion of lobotomizing the patient and 50% chance pre-reversion but the patient is extremely uncooperative in this state and there is no way to sedate them.
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