|Spawn: Dark of the Knight
Author: Spawnzilla014 PM
Spawn has woken up in Gotham, and he's clearly not happy about it. But after seeing the crime in Gotham, Spawn decides to take matters into his own hands and clean up Gotham his own way. But when Batman and his friends discover his gruesome messes, they must find a way to stop Spawn. But will they change their minds when Deathstroke decides to destroy Gotham? Rated M!Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 46,780 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 09-25-12 - Published: 08-17-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8439264
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*Chapter 13 is up! In this chapter, Spawn, Batman, and Robin approach the club where the other villains Posion Ivy, Penguin, and Two-Face are hiding at. Spawn has a few tricks up his sleeves to help get the information he needs, but will it cost Batman's trust? Warning: Contains some violence and harsh language; viewer discretion is advised!*
Batman drove the Batmobile at high speed next to Spawn on the highway, who was riding his Hell-Cycle. "Say...isn't that my Bat-Cycle?" Batman wondered as he gazed at Spawn's vehicle. "Well, it's his now!" Robin retorted. "Well, he better take good care of it; that cost me a fortune!" Batman grumbled. "Oh, boohoo! It's not like you can't afford another one! Let the guy have some fun!" Robin teased. "His definition of fun kind of worries me, Robin. Are you forgetting what happened the last few days?" Batman replied. "Oh...yeah, well that's different." Robin objected. "Never mind about that! We're here!" Batman said as he parallel parked next to the club where the other villains were hiding out in. Spawn parked in the shadows of a darkened alley and then jumped off, locking and loading his guns. Batman sighed as he jumped out of the Batmobile and approached him carefully. "Spawn, wait! I know that you wanna kick some ass and all; but why don't we try doing it by surprise instead of busting in there guns blazing?" Batman suggested. Spawn looked at him strangely, but an exchanged glance and nod from Robin made him agree. "Fair enough! What's your plan?" Spawn said calmly. Batman smirked as he pointed to the roof and then fired his Grapple Hook at the ledge, hoisting himself upwards. "Hah! Too easy; watch this!" Spawn sneered as he used his Chained Whip to grapple onto the ledge of the roof and hoist himself up even faster than Batman. "Jeez...let's hope they don't kill each other this time!" Robin muttered as he used his own Grapple Hook to get up to the rooftop. All three heroes stood there in the darkness and snuck over to an air vent. "As much as you would hate me for this, but don't you think you should leave your guns behind?" Batman asked. "You kidding me? I'd rather use these than my Necroplasm Powers." Spawn replied. "Why is that? Why do you use guns?" Robin wondered out of pure curiosity. Spawn sighed as he shook his head sadly. "Because when I do use my Necroplasm Powers...a lot more destruction and death is the result of my uncontrollable rage. Trust me; I think I know what I'm doing." Spawn answered. "Well, try not to give yourself in to the desire to kill these goons. We need them alive if we're to know where Deathstroke and Felicia are hiding!" Batman replied. "Felicia?" Spawn asked. "Cat Woman!" Robin answered.
Spawn started laughing to himself. "Oh, I see. She's your girlfriend, isn't she?" Spawn teased. "What? NO! It's not like that at all!" Batman snapped. "What's the matter, Bruce? You're getting a little bit defensive!" Robin added as he nudged his shoulder. "Stop it, Robin! Don't encourage him!" Batman growled obviously embarrassed. "Hey, you can't deny it! Once you're in love...there's no going back! Admit it; you love her!" Spawn snickered. "Fuck you!" Batman mumbled as he turned his back on them and began sneaking through the air ducts. "Ha! Guess you showed him! I bet you five bucks they'll make out the minute we find her!" Robin sneered. "If I had money on me, you'd be the first person I'd bet that on with!" Spawn teased as he moved past him. "Aw, well thanks! I feel so warm and fuzzy inside now!" Robin laughed. "Quiet! Both of you; we're getting close!" Batman hissed. They all crept through the vents until they found an opening and looked down; there the villains were, just casually playing cards. "Boy, I tell you! If there's one thing I hate more than the Batman, it's Deathstroke! I knew he was up to know good to begin with!" Two-Face said as he smoked a cigar. "Then why did you even agree to work for that brute?" Penguin sneered as he looked at his cards. "I didn't! He forced me; he said he'd be sure to give me another split end to my face if I didn't join him. I tell you, he makes me sick! He took all my money and gave it to his little thugs so they could buy those damning drugs of his!" Two-Face snarled as he slapped his cards on the table. "I thought that I'd get the chance of revenge against that brutal Hellspawn by joining his group...but I didn't realize he was just as murderous until the last minute. If I had my greenhouse and experiments back, I'd bury him in the ground after turning him into fertilizer!" Poison Ivy said with seething rage as she crumbled up her cards. "Yes, he does give the name of evil a whole new meaning. I thought for sure he'd be just like us; another wronged person wanting revenge. I was wrong; he's more ruthless and cunning than I even anticipated! But you gotta hand it to him; he's very persuasive if he chooses to be!" Penguin said as he changed his cards.
Batman and Robin kept listening to their conversation, but were completely unaware of Spawn sneaking off to make his next move. "I can't tell who's worse; Deathstroke or Spawn! As much as I hate to say this out loud, but I don't think Batman's the enemy anymore. Or at least a huge worry!" Ivy said as she got out some new cards. "Well, I won't argue with that. At least Batman has class!" Penguin said as he nodded his head. "And a sense of morality! This Deathstroke could give Bane some lessons on brutality! Can you believe that this guy repeatedly tried to steal nuclear missiles so he could destroy the Earth? Even the Joker isn't that crazy; what's the point of being a villain if you're dead?" Two-Face added. "I guess that's what happens when someone decides to serve the army for too long and grows too used to all that bloodshed and wanton destruction!" Penguin said. "Yeah, well still...Spawn gives me the creeps! I still shudder at what he did to me that night!" Ivy said with a shiver. "Wait, what exactly happened? You never did specify." Penguin asked. "Well...let's just say that I got a little too close for my own comfort!" Ivy lied. "I wonder if he's human?" Two-Face wondered out loud. "You're joking, right? Nobody could survive an entire volley of bullets, shoot chains out his body, disappear, and shot giant green balls of fire like that! The last I checked, no mortal could do such things!" Penguin snapped. "Not like that...I mean, do you think it's possible he has more humanity left in him than Deathstroke?" Two-Face replied. The others couldn't help but become deep in thought as he said; especially Batman. "I'm actually starting to wonder what the hell he really is!" Batman grumbled softly. Robin turned around and gasped as he noticed that Spawn was gone. "Hey, Bruce! Spawn's gone!" Robin whispered. "What? Where did he go? I told him to stay with us!" Batman hissed. "You didn't specify, old man! You've had your chance...now it's my turn!" Spawn's voice growled from the unseen. "Spawn! Get back here right now! You'll blow our cover!" Batman hissed as he looked around.
Suddenly; Spawn crashed through the ventilation system and smashed the poker table down, towering ominously over the petrified villains. "Knock, knock!" Spawn growled. "It's you!" Penguin cried as he pointed his umbrella at him. "What do you want from us?" Two-Face snarled as he shook his fist at him. "This is bound to get ugly, Robin! We've got to stop him!" Batman said as he tried to move. "Hang on, Bruce! Let's see what he has up his sleeves before we make any sudden movements. Let's give him a chance!" Robin persisted as he held him back. "Fine! But the minute I see and hear any sense of menace from him, I'm crashing this party!" Batman snapped as he jerked himself away. "Kinda late for that, don't you think?" Robin teased. Batman just glared at him and Robin soon shut up. "Now...you all have 2 options to make from this point on. You can choose option A or option B!" Spawn warned as he walked around the villains. "Oh, is that so? Since you so rudely interrupted a peaceful and quiet game of poker, why don't you explain us these options of yours!" Penguin snapped. Spawn chuckled evilly. "I thought you would like that. All right, then. Option A: You tell me where to find Deathstroke and his secret base, and tell us where to find his missile launching turrets and how to stop them. You do that...and I may be merciful enough to safely escort you back to Arkham Asylum." Spawn stated. "So, I see. And what's option B?" Two-Face pondered. "The exact opposite of A. I break you all down piece by piece until I get the information that I need, and then I mail your body parts back to the morgue! So what's it gonna be? Option A or Option B?" Spawn threatened. The other villains looked at each other for a moment, until Poison Ivy finally spoke up. "I'm supposing that there's no option C, is there?" she asked. "Nope; only A and B! Which one is it gonna be?" Spawn replied. "And just why should we help you; especially after all that you've done to us?" Penguin demanded. "Yeah! How do we know that this isn't a trick?" Two-Face growled. Spawn laughed evilly again. "Would I have spared your lives if this long enough to talk to you all if this was a trick? Believe me; if this was a trick...you'd be dead before you even tried to blink!" Spawn sneered.
The villains looked at each other again before they all smiled unpleasantly. "Something tells me that you don't like this Deathstroke much. All right, Spawn. If we do decide to help you out...what's in it for us?" Penguin asked. "It's very simple! Tell me where Deathstroke's hiding and where he's planted his missile launching turrets, and I give you at least 24 hours to get a head start to escape from the authorities. Plus; I'll give you the added bonus that Deathstroke will pay for using and abusing you! You wanted to nail his ass, didn't you? Let me take care of him while you get away. I guarantee you that the minute you pick up the newspaper tomorrow morning, that Deathstroke's picture will be on the obituary list! And you'll be properly avenged! So...do we have a deal?" Spawn explained. "Let's have the coin decide! Heads; we agree. Tails; you die!" Two-Face replied as he took out a coin. "Make it fair and let it land on the floor!" Spawn said. "Fine! Let's see what your fate is!" Two-Face sneered as he flipped his coin. The coin seemed to flip around in the air in slow motion before it finally landed on the floor. Everyone else except Spawn gasped as it landed on heads. "Heads! I guess that means...we have a deal!" Two-Face announced. "Now, now! You think you've lost? I've got a nice little consolation prize for you all. Just tell me where to find Deathstroke...and I'll give you your little prize." Spawn said with a deceptive tone. "Grr...he's hiding out in Gotham Mountain; in a secret underground lair in a cave. The missile launching turrets are located in different locations of the mountain in different cave locations. They're sitting on the edge of the cave entrances and are armed up and ready to go. You destroy those missile launchers, and Gotham's saved. Defeat Deathstroke...ha, well that's on you!" Two-Face explained. "All right, we've kept our end of the bargain! So what's our consolation prize?" Penguin snapped. Spawn laughed once more, before he finally made his next surprising move.
He used his chains to drag Batman and Robin down into the room, right in front of the villains. "Batman and Robin!" Two-Face exclaimed. Batman and Robin grunted as they hit the floor, but an enraged Batman growled furiously as he jumped back up and glared at Spawn. "You lying bastard! You set us up!" Batman cried fiercely. "Hey, it was either that or guns blazing! You should consider yourself lucky we made it this far! We all get what we want now: I have the location of Deathstroke, these guys have you two, and you get to go up against your most hated enemies! Everyone's happy! Keep them busy, Batman! I'll be back..." Spawn said before taking off. Batman glared angrily at Spawn before he attempted to chase after him. "GET BACK HERE, SPAWN!" Batman raged. "Not so fast, Batman! You're not getting off the hook that easily!" Penguin sneered as he tripped him with his umbrella. He threw Batman against the wall and attempted to beat him up with his umbrella. Robin had to fight against both Poison ivy and Two-Face, and did so with little success. "I should've seen this coming! You two; working for the Spawn!" Two-Face cried angrily as he punched Robin. "Hey, we're not working for him! We're not even partners! We're just trying to put an end to this nightmare you creeps caused!" Robin snapped as he kicked Two-Face away. Two-Face cried out as he smashed against a drawer, and Robin attempted to run away before Ivy finally caught him with a vine whip. "You're not going anywhere, you little brat!" Ivy growled as she yanked him back over towards her. Robin grunted as he tried to break free, but Ivy would not let go so easily. She flung him into the air and made Robin cry out before she suddenly threw a bomb of some sort at him and trapped him gooey nectar. "EEEWWW! What is this stuff?" Robin cried out as he was glued to the wall. "Don't bother trying to fight it, handsome! It's pure nectar infused with super glue; an elephant couldn't even break out of that." Ivy teased.
Batman continued to struggle against Penguin, but soon met more resistance from Two-Face. He grabbed Batman from behind and held him in place while Penguin kept punching him. Batman finally managed to break free by stomping on Two-Face's foot and then kicking Penguin away. He rushed towards Robin and tried to use a knife to free him, but it was no use. "Forget about me, Batman! You go after Spawn! I'll break out of this...eventually!" Robin said wearily. "Are you sure?" Batman wondered. "Yes, I'm sure! Go!" Robin cried. Batman nodded and took off to chase after Spawn, barely escaping the heavy gunfire from several thugs who served as the villainous trio's bodyguards. "After him! Don't let him escape!" Penguin cried. "No, wait! I have a better idea! Spawn's going after Deathstroke, so why not let him kill both Spawn and Batman? That way, we have more time to make our escape before the cops show up!" Two-Face suggested. "Great idea; except we're already here!" Sonya Blade sneered as she suddenly rushed into the scene. Suddenly, many heavily armed marines barged into the club with her and surrounded the villains. Poison Ivy, Penguin, and Two-Face were shocked to the point of silence as they got down on their knees in surrender; they had been tricked by Spawn after all. "He must've planned this ahead of time, huh?" Two-Face said stupidly. "No! He just comes up with this stuff as he goes along!" Ivy snapped. "Shut up!" Sonya snapped as she kicked Ivy and knocked her out cold. "Well that was unneccessary of you, wasn't it?" Penguin sneered. "You wanna be next?" Sonya growled. "AH! No; I was just kidding! Please don't hurt me!" Penguin whined. Just then, Commissioner Gordon arrived on the scene with his partner Harvey Bullock. "Hot damn! You sure made a mess here, toots!" Bullock exclaimed. "It wasn't her, you idiot! It was the Hellspawn!" Gordon snapped. "Oh, him again? Man; and I thought Batman left big messes around!" Bullock replied. "Well, it doesn't matter now. We've got them!" Sonya said as she approached them both. "Nice work, Sonya! I should give you a job as our new S.W.A.T. Team Leader!" Gordon said kindly. "Thanks...but I've already got a job with Special Forces. But if you still need my help, just give me a call!" Sonya said cheerfully as she handed him a card with a heart on it. "Hey...I don't get cards like that!" Bullock complained. "Hey! If you're not too busy, can you get me out of this?" Robin cried out.
*Wow! I guess Batman knows never to trust Spawn again...or at least for a little while. Stay tuned to see what Batman and Spawn do next!*