|Nicktoons: The Final Countdown
Author: SOLmaster PM
NU story. Four years after their last adventure, Jimmy must reunite the Nicktoons out of retirement and stop DarkEvil LaserPants's most sinister plan and save the present and the future. Read and review.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 20 - Words: 52,951 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 01-23-12 - Published: 08-08-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7266494
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Hey everyone, SOLmaster here with the story you've all been waiting for; the sequel to my Nicktoons Unite story, "The Ultimate Showdown", I now bring you "Nicktoons: The Final Countdown". Unlike the last story, this one is set in a rather different time. Here's the plot to this epic story…
Plot: Set four years after the Nicktoons had their "Ultimate Showdown"; Jimmy bumps into a little blonde boy on his way home from school and is soon attacked by mysterious dangerous robots. He soon learns that DarkEvil LaserPants has returned from imprisonment and has escaped to the distant future with a far more evil plan than his last one. Now Jimmy must reluctantly pull the Nicktoons out of retirement and unite together to stop this upcoming threat with the help of the Time Fixers. But will it be easy with the SpongeCog bots in their way, three Nicktoon members missing, a mysterious robed figure in their way, and a dark secret the little blonde boy is hiding?
Sound interesting? Well, if it does, and you liked the last story, please enjoy the first part to this Nicktoons Unite story…
Nicktoons: The Final Countdown
In a dark grey laboratory, the future self of Jimmy Neutron was determinedly working on a computer next to a worn out Wormhole Generator. Behind him were his fellow teammates; the future self of Danny Phantom and his son, fourteen-year-old: Darry Phantom; along with the ten-year-old twins, Tammy and Tommy Turner; and the robot clone, SpongeTron 001.
As Future Jimmy worked, Future Danny asked, "So how much longer will it take?"
"Not much now." Future Jimmy answered. "I managed to locate him using the coordinates of his departure. He's…twenty years into the past."
The others gasped at this information. "That's terrible!" Tammy shouted in panic. "He could be doing something right now that could affect the timeline!"
"Which is just what we're trying to prevent." Future Jimmy replied with a smirk as he pushed a red button and a green portal appeared in the generator.
Everyone smiled at this. "All right! You got it!" Darry shouted excitedly.
Future Jimmy then picked up a large device with a claw attached to the end of it. "The same portal should appear near him in exactly eight seconds." He quickly explained. "Once it does, I can grab him with this and I'll be able to easily pull him back here."
"Then fire that thing, and let's bring that cheesehead's square butt back over here!" Darry shouted in determination.
Future Jimmy smiled and nodded, and used his finger to pull the trigger on the device which shot the claw into the portal.
Twenty years in the past of Amity Park during a dark afternoon, an angered and teary-eyed Danny screamed and ran forward with his fist held in the air. But DarkEvil just stood there, holding a beamsword handle behind his back, waiting for Danny to come into range. But before he could do anything, a green portal suddenly appeared behind him and what looked like a grappling claw shot out and grabbed DarkEvil. This caused Danny to immediately stop in front of him when he noticed this, but the sponge quickly grabbed his arm, either trying to save himself or to take Danny with him.
"I got him!" Future Jimmy announced as he pushed the button to reel DarkEvil LaserPants in. But suddenly, he was yanked toward the portal. He braced his leg forward to steady himself, but the grappling device kept pulling his arms toward the portal.
"Jimmy, what's wrong?" Future Danny asked, worriedly.
"I'm not sure." Future Jimmy responded as he struggled to hold the device. "I guess he's...putting up a fight."
When Future Jimmy was yanked toward the portal again, Darry quickly rushed over and grabbed a hold of the grappling device. "We can't let him go!" he shouted as he helped pull it.
They both began to struggle from being pulled into the portal, but then Danny rushed over and grabbed a hold of Jimmy and Darry. Then, Tammy, Tommy, and SpongeTron grab a hold of them to help and they all began trying to pull the grappling hook through the portal.
The six all struggled and tugged to pull DarkEvil LaserPants through the portal. It was a wonder why he would be so difficult to pull through- unless someone was pulling him on the other end, but who would want to play tug-of-war for DarkEvil?
After what seemed like a while, they all toppled backwards onto the ground and the grappling chain went flying through the air followed by DarkEvil LaserPants flying out of the portal attached to the grappling claw.
The Nicktoons all lay on the floor from the hard impact as they slowly got up. Darry was the first to immediately sit up and see DarkEvil unhooking himself from the claw.
Darry quickly got on his feet and rushed over to the evil sponge, picking him up by his collar and holding him against the wall.
"Where did you go in the past?" Darry angrily demanded to know. "What did you do?"
However, DarkEvil did not look fazed by this and simply replied, "Stupid kid.", and back-handed him across the face, knocking him to the ground and causing the ghost boy to release him.
The kids gasped at this, but Future Danny just silently growled and clenched his fist. DarkEvil then stood up and glanced at Future Jimmy.
"So you're still alive?" he asked in a cold tone. "I guess things didn't work out the way I wanted to."
"You're darn right they didn't!" Future Danny yelled angrily as he fired an ecto-beam, directly hitting DarkEvil, and sliding him on the ground.
Then he picked him up and repeatedly punched DarkEvil in the face before giving him one final punch across the room. Afterwards, Future Danny went over to Darry and leaned down to him while he was still on the floor after being struck down.
"Are you alright, Dar?" Future Danny asked, helping his son sit up.
"I'm fine, Dad." Darry easily answered with an assuring chuckle. "Really."
SpongeTron walked over to DarkEvil, who was lying against the wall where he landed. He slowly lifted his mask to see he had been knocked unconscious. But couldn't help but wince at the number from the beating he just took, and just lowered his mask back down.
Future Jimmy walked over and talked into his watch. "SpongeTron 911, we need you over here. There's going to be a new inmate at the inexorable prison."
One year has passed in the future since the day DarkEvil had stolen a Wormhole Generator and escaped from the Nicktoons into the past. From then on, after being retrieved, he was locked away in the High-Maximum Security Prison that exists in the future Retroville, and hasn't been heard from since. Out at the front gate, a couple of SpongeTron bots were keeping watch at night.
They then noticed, Future Danny approach the gate. The SpongeTron in the booth looked up from his magazine and greeted him with a smile, "Good evening, Mr. Fenton. What brings you here?"
"Hello, SpongeTron 336." Future Danny greeted. "I'm just here to pick up something for Commander Jimmy. He's busy at the moment, so he sent me."
"Is that so?" SpongeTron 336 replied until he shrugged. "Oh well. Any friend of Commander Neutron is welcome in."
He pushed a button inside the booth and the electric gate shutdown and opened up, allowing Future Danny to walk in.
Inside the prison, Future Danny walked down the darkly lit hallway to see various cells with bars made of red lasers to prevent any inmate from escaping. When he reached the upstairs third unit, he stopped in front of the last cell.
Inside, the dangerous villain, DarkEvil LaserPants was sitting on the bottom half of a bunk bed. Future Danny pulled a lever next to the cell, causing the lasers on the bars to turn metal. DarkEvil turned his head when he noticed this and got up, walking over to the bars.
"So…it's you." He said in hatred to see it was Future Danny. "Come to get few more swings?"
Future Danny smiled slyly and replied, "Not in the slightest, Master." Then his blue eyes suddenly glow red, signifying who it actually was.
DarkEvil lifted up his mask, showing his eyes widened in shock (and his injuries from last year had healed, but left a few scars). "SpongeCog?" he asked in surprise until he grabbed his shirt collar and pulled him to the bars. "Where have you been?" he angrily demanded to know. "Do you know I've been stuck here in this barnacle heap ever since my last plan failed a year ago?"
"I know, Master." SpongeCog continued to say in Future Danny's voice full of slight fear, "But ever since my last encounter with Neutron, it took a year for my programming to be repaired." He glared, "Without you, I had to rely on 8, 10, and 13 to fix me."
DarkEvil then let go of him and turned his back to him. "Even when I'm free out there, it would seem that the Nicktoons are always there to foil my plans. If it's not SquarePants, it's them. Even challenging them in the past, they've proven versatile."
"If I could advocate, maybe we're going about this the wrong way."
DarkEvil turned back to his robotic servant, raising an eyebrow. "Go on…"
SpongeCog continued explaining, "Why go back in time to prevent what you're determined to destroy? Isn't it important to keep moving forward…to the future? After all, you can't stop what is already happening."
DarkEvil's eyes widen in realization as he gets the idea, and then he smirks as he lifts his mask back down. "Now all I need to figure out is how to get out of here."
"Leave that to me." SpongeCog smirks as he walks away from the cell.
He walks to the end of the hall and reaches a scanner and keypad on the wall. A flash of light appears over his body, and he suddenly transforms into Future Jimmy Neutron with his red eyes. He smirks evilly as he places his hand on the scanner and a computerized voice says, "Access approved.", and he proceeds to type in numbers on the keypad.
Outside at the front gate, a futuristic hovercar stops in front of the prison, and Future Jimmy steps out of it. SpongeTron 336 notices him from the booth and waves at him. "Greetings, Commander Neutron!" he greets cheerfully.
Future Jimmy walks up to the booth and greets him with a smile, "Hey, SpongeTron 336. I'm just here to give SpongeTron 35 the new cardkey I promised during my last inspection here." He handed the bot a card. "Think you can ask SpongeTron 42 to give it to him. I can't stay too long since I'm on my way to pick up Danny for a drink."
"No problem, Sir." SpongeTron 336 replied. "You're lucky. Mr. Fenton just went inside a little while ago. It'll save you some hover gas."
"What are you talking about?" Future Jimmy asked, now confused. "Danny's at his house right now with Darry and Yuki. I called him before I left."
"Hmm," SpongeTron 336 said, confused as well. "Well, if that wasn't Danny, then who was…"
Before he could ponder any further, a loud alarm was heard from all over the prison, alerting 336 and Future Jimmy. From the intercom inside the booth, a SpongeTron's voice was heard saying, "77 to 336! We have a Code Red situation! Prison break from Cell C39!"
"C39?" Future Jimmy questioned after hearing this. Afterwards, his eyes widen in horror, "No…"
The next afternoon, in Amity Park at Fenton Works, a familiar boy with black spiky hair with a white streak, green eyes, wearing a green short-sleeved shirt with orange trimming and a hood, blue pants, blue and yellow fingerless gloves, black boots, and a fishing hat; was sitting in the living room. It was Darry Fenton, now fifteen-years-old, and he was lying down on his stomach to reach the height of a baby sitting in front of him. The baby had blonde hair, blue eyes, and was wearing light green trapdoor pajamas and a blue bonnet.
"Come on, Max." Darry said to the baby. "Say 'Darry'. Come on, Maxie. Dar-ry."
The baby, Max, just stared at him and suddenly started giggling which prompted Darry to sigh with a smile and chuckle. They were being watched by a silver robotic owl, wearing a monocle and green vest, sitting on the couch.
"I don't think Mr. Neutron asked you to teach Max how to talk." A girl's voice said, and Darry turned around to see it was a thirteen-year-old girl with blue eyes and short spiky black hair with pigtails on top, and wearing a purple jacket, white shirt, blue pants, and black shoes.
"You're just jealous, Yuki." Darry smugly replied. "Once Max grows up, he'll be telling his dad that the first thing he said was my name…thanks to me."
Yuki chuckled and said, "Wanna know something? I read your fortune through your unfinished cereal bowl. It said that you will soon be forced with a situation more difficult than you have ever endured before, and a dear friend will be in danger unless you're there."
Darry got an odd look from this, but scoffed, "Nice try, Yuki. I'm in difficult situations all the time, and my friends and I have always come out on top." He then played with Max's teddy bear to entertain the baby. "Besides, your fortunes are always bogus."
Yuki growled angrily and marched up stairs. "I'm telling Daddy!" she cried out. "And you know what he's gonna say? 'Darrel Scott Fenton! How many times have I told you to be nice to your sister?'"
"Scott…" Max repeated with a giggle.
"No, Max, no," Darry said, looking panicked. "It's Darry, Dar-ry."
"Sco-rry…" Max said before chewing on his bear.
At this, Darry sighed in frustration. "Man…you have no trouble saying that whenever you hear my dad, but when it comes to saying my first name…"
"Relax, Darrel." Spooks started saying. "I'm sure Maxwell will grow out of it once he gets older. It's just a phase toddlers go through at Maxwell's age."
"Yeah, you're right." Darry said with a nod. "In that case, I better keep teaching Max how to say my name."
But before he could play with Max some more, he heard a beeping sound, and he reached into his pocket and pulled out a small device which he stuck in his ear. "Hello?" he listened to the earpiece and then replied, "I'm at home, taking care of Max, Dad." As he listened, he got a confused look. "You want me to go where?" then he got a shocked look. "You serious? What's going on?" Max stared at him in confusion while Darry responded, "Okay, I'm on my way."
Darry pocketed the earpiece and ran off, leaving Max alone on the floor. Spooks narrowed his eyes and shouted, "Darrel!"
"Yeah, I know." Darry replied as he quickly ran back and picked up Max before running off again with him.
Later on, a ghost boy with black spiky hair with a white streak, glowing blue eyes; wearing a blue visor over his eyes, and a white and black jumpsuit with a DP emblem, went into the Ghost Zone with Max and arrived at Clockwork's realm. It was Darry in his ghost form, after receiving instructions from his dad on what to do.
"Alright, Dad said to come here." Darry said as he looked around. "But where's everyone else?"
"Darry?" a girl's voice said as Darry looked to see an eleven-year-old girl with long brown hair with pink clips on the sides of her head, blue eyes, pointed glasses; wearing a white halter top, pink pants that went to her ankles, and blue shoes.
"Tammy!" Darry noticed with a smile as he put Max on the ground. "You're here too."
"Of course we are." a boy, the same age as Tammy, with spiky black hair, blue eyes, buckteeth; wearing a pink hat, white shirt, short-sleeved pink jacket with yellow trimmings, a grey fingerless glove on his right hand, and blue pants and shoes. "Our dad told us to come."
"Tommy's right." A SpongeTron robot with a number 1 on his Krusty Krab hat said. "The creator told me everything already. He said he and your dads are investigating an important manner, and will come meet us in an hour."
"Oh great," Darry said with a frown as he crossed his arms. "Dad sends me here and won't even tell me what this is all about?"
While Tammy gave Max a hug, a voice responded to Darry question, "That's because he knew it would be better if someone else were to explain it."
They all turn to see Clockwork standing in front of his Time Portal. "Clockwork!" Darry exclaimed. "Do you know what's going on?"
"Of course I do." Clockwork answered as he changed to an old man. "Gather around and I'll explain."
The five children walked over and stood in front of Clockwork's Time Portal, and the ghost began to explain, "As you are all aware, the news has already reached your fathers over a familiar threat."
"Who is it?" SpongeTron asked anxiously.
"I will show you." Clockwork explained as he turned into a child. "Behold…your greatest enemy."
He pushed a button on his Time Staff, and an image appeared on the portal of SpongeBob in his bathroom shower, singing happily, "La, la, la, la, la, la" as he scrubbed his body with a bar of soap.
"AAH!" Tammy screamed in shock as Darry and Tommy covered her eyes.
"Sorry," Clockwork apologized with a chuckle as he changed into an adult. "Wrong time."
He pushed the button on his staff again, and the image of the portal changed into one of DarkEvil LaserPants, standing in front of a destroyed city that was once Bikini Bottom.
"DarkEvil LaserPants!" Darry, Tammy, Tommy, and SpongeTron both shouted in shock.
"But he's supposed to be in jail." Darry pointed out.
"That means he must've escaped." Tammy realized.
"But why wait a whole year to break out?" Tommy wondered.
"He is not alone." Clockwork answered as he turned into an old man. "I'm sure you remember his closest accomplice."
SpongeTron's eyes widen. "SpongeCog," he answered with a glare. "My evil twin cousin. And he also must be with SpongeCogs 8, 10, and 13."
"Well, we can't just stand around and let him go ahead and complete whatever he has planned this time." Darry said in determination. "We have to go to the past and stop him."
"He's not in the past." Clockwork mentioned as he turned into a child. "He's not in the present either."
The four older kids then got confused looks until Max cooed and said, "Future."
"Max, don't be ridiculous." Tommy said with a look of disbelief. "He's not here, remember?"
"On the contrary," Clockwork started saying. "The little one has a point. There is a future far from here."
Tammy gasped in shock. "You don't mean he's…"
Clockwork nodded and answered, "Yes, the distant future…for now."
"How many years from now?" Darry asked with his fist clenched. "If we go there now, we can still-"
"Not yet." Clockwork interrupted as he turned into an adult. "You can't stop him while he's currently in that time period. The only way to stop him is with patience. For now, you must wait…until THEY reunite."
"'They'?" Darry questioned with a confused look.
Long prologue huh? I hope you were able to spot some ties to the first story. But the real first chapter will be posted soon. Until then, tell me what you think so far.
The characters of Darry, Max, Yuki, and Spooks belong to Dannyfangirl
The characters of DarkEvil LaserPants, Max, and SpongeCog belong to me