Author: Dennis Fielder PM
When Darkseid and Apocalypse combine their two universes, the Justice League and the X-Men must unite to fight them.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Wolverine/Logan & Rogue/Anna Marie - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,981 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11-06-12 - Published: 10-15-10 - id: 6400072
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Episode 1: Contact
[Scene opens with Wolverine damaging Apocalypse's computer.]
Wolverine (To Rogue): Let's go!
[Wolverine grabs Rogue and the two run out of Apocalypses ship. The two keep running until the ship disappears. Rogue looks back.]
Rogue: Where'd it go?
Wolverine: I don't know. [Wolverine walks over to Kurt and picks him up.] Hopefully, it just passed through the cracks of time. Never to be seen again.
[Rogue shakes her head.]
Rogue: For some reason I don't think we'll be that lucky.
[Scene opens with a shot of the planet Apokolips. Scene shifts to Darkseid in his throne room. Suddenly Apocalypse's ship appears.]
(Apocalypse walks out and stares.)
Apocalypse: Where am I? Who are you?
Darkseid: You are on Apokolips, and I am Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips.
Apocalypse: Well as your world and I share a name, maybe I should take your title. Then I'll invade Earth and slaughter those traitorous X-Men.
Darkseid: Heh. Fool. The Earth of the X-Men is an entire universe away. The heroes of the Earth we're closest to is called the Justice League, but... Maybe we could help each other.
Apocalypse: What do you propose?
[Cut to the Watchtower as Hawkgirl watches a documentary on hawks.]
J'onn (O.S): Magnificent, aren't they?
[Hawkgirl turns around to see J'onn enter the room.]
Hawkgirl: Yes... yes. They are.
[Hawkgirl looks back at the screen.]
J'onn: You miss your home world very much.
[Hawkgirl's eyes widen and she looks at the J'onn.]
J'onn: It doesn't take a telepath to see what's troubling you.
Hawkgirl (Calming down): I suppose not.
J'onn: Forgive me. I didn't mean to pry.
[J'onn starts walking away.]
Hawkgirl: J'onn, wait. (Sighs) It's a long story
J'onn: Earth doesn't seem to be in peril at the moment.
[Hawkgirl smiles. Scene cuts to the backyard of the Xavier institute. Xavier sits before X-Men and The Brotherhood.]
Xavier: Thanks to you all we have averted a great catastrophe... It was not without its price however. But steel is forged through fire, and like it, we are made stronger. I know this because I've glimpsed it in the mind of Apocalypse.
(Cut to Apocalypse as he follows Darkseid around Apokolips.)
Apocalypse: So tell me of this Kal-El of Krypton.
Darkseid: He was, of course, born on the planet Krypton, but serious tremors destroyed the planet. Before that, Kal-El's parents, Jor-El and Lara sent him to Earth to save him. He was raised by a modest farming couple on the planet, and he grew to become the great hero of the planet, Superman.
Apocalypse: Hm... Interesting. What of the remaining... Justice League?
Darkseid: There's Green lantern. His ring allows him to create any object by a mere thought, there's also the Martian Manhunter. He has super strength, flight, shape-shifting, telepathy, and he can move through solid objects...
[Apocalypse raises an eyebrow.]
Apocalypse: How fascinating.
Darkseid: There's Wonder Woman. She has super strength, flight, a magic lasso and twin bracelets on opposite wrists, giving her the ability to deflect anything. Then there's the Flash. He has the ability to move, think and react at super-speed. There's Hawkgirl, who can fly and has a mace made with Nth metal. A very powerful weapon. Finally, there's Batman. Unlike the other members of the team, Batman has no superpowers, but don't underestimate him. He's more trouble than you think. He has a high human strength, skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and a genius-level Intellect.
Apocalypse: A truly powerful team. (Shakes his head) A shame they fight for the wrong side.
[Darkseid nods his head.]
Darkseid: A shame indeed.
Apocalypse: We should bring our respective universes together to be able to crush our enemies in one blow.
(Cut to Crime Alley as Batman jumps down and places two roses on the part where his parents died.)
Joe Chill (Voice over): We'll start with the pretty pearls around the lady's neck.
Thomas (Voice over): Alright, I'll give you anything you want, just don't- (BANG!)
Young Bruce (Voice over): Dad!
Martha (Voice over): Tom! Oh god, Tom!
Joe Chill (voice over): Be quiet lady! Just give me the pearls!
Martha (Voice over): Get away from me! Run Bruce-! (BANG!)
Superman (Off-screen): You always come here?
Batman: Just on the anniversary. Is there something I can help you with?
Superman: What? Now, I need an excuse?
Batman: In this case, yes.
Superman: Well actually there is something, but it's nothing apocalyptic. I just need your opinion on where Metallo would be hiding.
Batman: I'll see what I can find.
Superman: I appreciate it, really I do.
[Superman flies off. Scene cuts to Bayville High School as a young man sits in Principle Cassidy's office. The young man has his hands in his pockets, and his head held low. He's wearing a hat, so that he can't really see his face. He has black hair and a build similar to Logan's. Cassidy looks at the young man.]
Cassidy: I don't mean to be a pain, young man, but can you please remove your hat while you're in the building?
[The young man looks at him and removes his hand. Rogue enters a few seconds later.]
Rogue: You wanted to see me, sir?
Cassidy: Yes Miss... Uh...
Rogue: Just call me, Rogue.
Cassidy: Yes well, I was wondering if you'd like to show the new student around. You have the same classes, and he has... Gifts... You should talk to your friends about.
[Rogue looks at the young man, but his head is down.]
Rogue: Sure, Principle Cassidy. (To the young man) Follow me.
Young man: Fine.
[Rogue and the young man walk out. Scene cuts to lunch as the young man sits with Rogue, Kurt and Kitty.]
Kitty: So, we're you from?
Young man: Nowhere.
Young man: That's right.
Kurt: So, you're from nowhere... Do you have a name?
Young man: Jim
Kurt: Jim what?
Jim: Just Jim.
Rogue: So Cassidy thinks ya have gifts, and he happens to be a friend of a friend of ours. (Whispering) Are you a Mutant?
Jim: Nothing gets by you, does it, Sunshine?
Rogue: My name is Rogue!
[Scene cuts to the Watchtower.]
Hawkgirl: Then I was teleported halfway across the galaxy...
J'onn: And you have no idea where Thanagar is?
Martian Manhunter: My condolences. I know what it's like to be alone.
Hawkgirl: We have the rest of the League, and the group of junior heroes called the Titans to keep us company. I even heard that some mini-clone of Superman's is going off to join them.
Martian Manhunter: Superboy, I heard.
Hawkgirl: So, you see, J'onn? We're not as alone as you think.
Martian Manhunter: Maybe, but...
[A semi mellow ring is heard. Hawkgirl and The Martian Manhunter fly to the nearest computer terminal.]
Martian Manhunter: Incoming message.
[An image of Batman appears on the screen.]
Martian Manhunter: Batman.
Batman (Statically): Tell Superman I found Metallo. He was apprehended at the national bank in Jump City. The Titans took care of him.
Hawkgirl: Wow, looks like they had it under control.
Martian Manhunter: Indeed.
Batman: Batman out.
[Batman signs off.]
Hawkgirl: Is it just me or is he crabbier then usual?
Martian Manhunter: With him I can never tell what he's feeling.
(Cut to Jump City as Robin and Batman shake hands.)
Batman: Nice job.
Superboy: This is gonna be a fun town to live in.
Batman: Now, I'll just take Metallo to Stryker's Island.
Starfire: Hello Mr. Batman. I am Starfire. How are you being?
Batman (calm): Fine.
(The Batwing appears.)
Batman: See you kids later.
(He goes up to it with Metallo.)
Raven: Well... He's crabby.
Robin: Cut him some slack, Raven. Today's the anniversary of his parents' death.
Raven: Well, that explains his fouler mood.
[Scene cuts to the Mansion as Jim, Rogue and the others approach it. Jim raises an eyebrow.]
Jim: You guys live here?
Kitty: Yep, it's a home away from home.
Jim: Wouldn't know about that.
[Jim puts his cowboy hat back on. Kurt pulls Kitty back a short distance.]
Kurt (Whispering): Is it just me, or does he remind you of someone?
Kitty: Yeah, he reminds me of...
[Her back pack is suddenly frozen by an ice blast.]
Bobby: Sorry, practicing my aim.
Kitty: Well, practice on a tree, not my back pack!
(Cut to the Professor looking at Jim approaching. Logan comes in.)
Logan: Well, Sean said a new one was coming. (Sniffs) I just wish I could figure out why he smells so familiar.
Professor: Logan, this young man is going through a difficult time. According to Sean, he doesn't have a home. I'm checking his mind to see if he has any relatives, but it seems closed off, and distant, not unlike you when you first came here.
Logan: Well, we'll find out who he is sooner or later.
(Cut to the Tower as Superboy's talking with Superman.)
Superboy: So Dad, how's Mom?
Superman: She's doing fine. How's being a Titan?
Superboy: Pretty good. I can't wait for our first real fight.
(Cut to Apokolips as Apocalypse and Darkseid finish making a machine to merge the Evolution Universe and the DCAU together.)
Apocalypse: Now we just need a power source.
Darkseid: I have the perfect idea where we can find it.
Apocalypse: It? The machine requires multiple power sources, Darkseid, not one.
Darkseid: How many?
Apocalypse: Four. They'll have to be beings of physical power and mental.
Darkseid: I know where we can find two of them here.
Apocalypse: And I know where we can find the others.
(Cut to Jump City as Superboy and Raven are flipping through channels when a Parademon arrives.)
Superboy: What are those things?
Raven: No idea.
(Suddenly, Apocalypse flies down.)
Apocalypse: Ah, so you're the son of Kal-El. It's nice to meet you. And the daughter of Trigon. You two have great potential... As my servants.
Superboy: Sorry pal not interested!
(Superboy tries to punch Apocalypse, but he's tossed back by a telekinetic blast, and he's grabbed by Apocalypse's power along with Raven.)
Apocalypse: You will obey me.
Raven (struggling): Azarath... Metrion... Zinthos...
(As Raven passes out, one of the machines explodes, and the Titans arrive to see them disappear in two balls of light, and Apocalypse flies off.)
Cyborg: Okay, what in the name of my Mama's granny just happened?
Robin: Whatever it was, I think we may be over our heads. (Robin activates his communicator to Batman.) Batman, it's me.
[Cut to Jim, Rogue, Kurt, and Kitty entering the Mansion. They're greeted by Scott, Jean, Logan, and the Professor.)
Professor: Welcome, my young friend. Please, tell us your name.
Jim (much stiffer than before): Jim.
Professor: And what, may I ask, are your gifts?
Jim: I'll show you...
[He puts his hands into fists and three adamantium claws come out. He then charges at Logan. Logan extends his own claws and fights him evenly.)
Jim: Not bad Pops!
[Seeing that Logan is in danger, Rogue takes off one of her gloves and touches Jim's neck. It doesn't stop Jim from attacking or even slows him down, but it does allow her to gain his abilities, though Jim doesn't lose his. She then extends three bone claws out of her hands and stabs Jim in the back. Jim screams in pain and falls over.]
Jim (Groaning): That really hurt
Logan: Thanks Rogue.
Rogue: No problem.
[Rogue stares down at a groaning Jim as he begins to pick himself up before Jean lifts him into the air to stop him from attacking again.]
Rogue: I think he wants to be here Prof. He just doesn't like Logan a whole lot.
Professor: I believe so too, but...
[There's a loud boom as a Boom Tube portal opens and out of it walks Darkseid.]
Darkseid: Greeting's X-Men.
Professor: Who are you?
Darkseid: They call me Darkseid.
Jim: Eerie, name.
[Darkseid looks at Jim and smiles.]
Darkseid: Thank you.
Professor: Why are you here, Darkseid?
[Darkseid smiles as his eyes glow.]
Darkseid: To take you...
[Darkseid fires his Omega Beams as Xavier, disintegrating him instantly.]
[Darkseid looks at Jean.]
Darkseid: And you.
[Darkseid fires his Omega beams at Jean, but the beam stops inches away from Jean. Jim drops to the floor.]
Jean: I...can't...hold it!
[Scott fires an optic blast at Darkseid, but it has no effect. He increases his Omega Beams, breaking Jeans concentration. Jean disintegrates.]
[A Boom Tube portal opens behind Darkseid and he begins to walk through it. Wolverine makes a jump for Darkseid and goes through the portal just as it disappears.]
Rogue: Okay... Now what?
Scott: We have to save them!
Jim: How are we gonna do that, bright eyes?
Scott: That attitude isn't helping.
(Cut to Apokolips as Darkseid arrives with Xavier and Jean as they fall to the ground, weakened by the Omega Beams, and Wolverine's fighting Darkseid when he sees Apocalypse.)
Wolverine: No way.
Apocalypse: Hello Wolverine.
(Apocalypse blasts Wolverine aside, and he's captured by Granny Goodness and her Female Furies.)
Granny: Now, now stay still deary.
(Superboy and Raven come out as Horsemen and willingly get into the machine.)
Apocalypse: Your turn, Xavier.
Professor: What are you planning to do?
Apocalypse: Bring this and our home universe together to strike down our enemies in one blow.
(Apocalypse holds up his hand, and the Professor and Jean are incased in the bright light. When the light recedes Jean and Xavier are Horsemen. Granny approaches Darkseid.]
Granny: Lord Darkseid, (points to Wolverine) what do you want me to do with him?
Darkseid: Give him a re-education.
Granny: As you wish, my lord.
[Granny Goodness and her team leave the room, with Wolverine still struggling to get out. Jean and Xavier enter the machine.]
Darkseid: With the power of Superboy and the Phoenix...
Apocalypse: Merged with the minds of Raven and Xavier...
[The machine activates and begins to glow.]
Darkseid and Apocalypse (Same time): May our two universes combine!
[Scene cuts to the Xavier Institute as Beast takes readings.]
Beast: Whatever he used it leaves no...
[Suddenly Beast and everyone grabs their heads and scream in pain.]
Jim: What's happening!
[Scene cuts to the watchtower as Hawkgirl, The Martian Manhunter, and Flash experience the same thing. Scene flashes to various individuals in the DCAU and the Marvel universe all experiencing the head pain. Scene cuts to the Watchtower the headaches suddenly stop.]
Flash: Okay, what was that?
Hawkgirl: I'm not sure what it was, J'onn?
[Hawkgirl looks over at the Martian, who is staring out the watchtower window. Hawkgirl and Flash go over to him.]
Hawkgirl: J'onn, what...
[Hawkgirl looks out the window and her eyes widen. There are now two Earths that can be seen outside the watchtower.]
Flash: So, which ones ours?
To Be Continued...