Disclaimer: The DC comic superheroes and all characters affiliated with them belong to DC of course. You are probably wondering what a story like this would be doing in a Power Rangers story archive. Well if you read the first story, I am pretty sure you'll know the connection but if not, just keep on reading and I think you will see the connection this story has with Power Rangers, which happens to be owned by Disney.
The Unexpected Variable
By David Knight
Inside the Batcave, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Black Canary, Green Lantern, Huntress and Flash all stood around looking at the robotic being that was made to pose as Barbara Gordon. Instead of finding answers, they have only ended up with more questions as they have found something more mysterious within the robotic woman.
"Well are you just going to stare me like this all the time or are you going to tell me exactly what is going on here?" Deca asked, "Because I am very, very confused right now. The last thing I know is that I am being blown up to help destroy the Scorpion Stinger and then the next..." she stopped when she realized, as she trying to stand up she felt nothing from her legs.
The mere fact that she even had legs surprised her, but not feeling anything from them when she felt something from her arms and head was scaring her now. "... what is wrong with my legs?"
"The body you are in was built with disabled leg circuits. I have kept those circuits disabled." Batman spoke.
"Why?" Deca asked, "I am not a threat to you."
"No threat?" Flash snapped, "You threw me and raven hair over there across the opposite side of the room!" he pointing to Huntress.
"That wasn't me." Deca replied, "I don't remember being active ever since I was blown to slag. One minute I am terminating and the next moment I wake up in here with the seven of you and I am being interrogated like a criminal!"
"The fact of the matter is, I don't know what you are but you are going to tell us what you know," Batman said as he whirled Deca around to look at disassembled robot bodies that were hanging on the wall. "Or you are going to end up just like them."
Deca looked at the people there and felt tears coming down her eyes, "I don't understand... why do I feel like this for them... as if... they mean something to me... but they aren't to me... its just data... dummy info put into my CPU..." she turned to Batman with her eyes accusing him, "Why did you do that? Just what is your game!"
Batman was about to strike at the robotic woman, but found that someone was holding his hand back. Wonder Woman. "Let go." He said gruffly to the Amazon Princess.
"Your paranoia might have let us to a few discoveries about what is wrong with our world friend," Wonder Woman said firmly, "But so far you have been in control of how we learn and how we move and right now I think you are making a mistake. This isn't the same woman that I held down."
"She's a robot," Batman returned as he tried to jerk his hand out of her grip but to no avail, "Machines can fake any type of emotion."
"Emotions maybe, but eyes are windows to the soul," Wonder Woman said as she looked at Deca, "The thing that Superman and I held down I saw nothing but darkness and a rage... but this being now, I see something. I don't know if its a soul or not, but its more than what the other being had."
"Batman. We all want to know answers, but we aren't going to get them if we treat this DECA like a criminal." Superman said to the Dark Knight with a firm look, "She's as confused as we are about this. Let Diana try to talk to her."
Batman just stared back this and shook his head, "I'll stand by the kill switch... just in case," and walked toward the computer system to be ready to send a virus into Deca should she turn hostile via the connection line that was in her skull to the computer.
Wonder Woman breathed a sigh of relief as she looked back at Deca, "So would you rather I explained first or would you like to go?"
"I think you should tell me first," Deca suggested, "This way maybe I can figure something out behind this."
"As far as we had known, everything in our lives had been very normal," Wonder Woman explained, "But after an alien invasion that lasted for two weeks, Green Lantern brought up concerns that something wasn't right with the world. Most of us dismissed but Superman wanted to meet with us today. The meeting was supposed to take place in Metropolis, but there was a change in plans and Superman brought them to the Batcave for the meeting, which is where we are now. It was then that Batman showed to us that the people that he had trusted as well as innocent people had had picked off from the street were in fact robots."
"And I happened to be in the shell of an android that was made to look like someone he knows." Deca muttered.
"After we saw the robots, Batman explained that he was wearing a mask that was a replica of his face over his head, but also that it wouldn't come off." Wonder Woman continued, "You see, this is the very strange part. All seven of us seem to have been in accident which caused us to have to wear masks made to look like our faces over our heads and now we cant take them off."
"All seven of you," Deca mused, "That is too coincidental. Something has happened to you all and..." she froze as she looked at Wonder Woman's face when trying to adjust her eyes. Instead what she saw was a totally silver face with no features at all.
"What? What's wrong?" Wonder Woman asked.
Deca adjusted her eyes again and her vision became normal. "This body has different features with my eyes. I can see different light wave spectrums... and through things."
"Like Superman does?" Huntress asked.
"What did you see?" Green Lantern asked.
Deca looked over them all this time, using her newly found x-ray vision and just like Wonder Woman, they all had the same silver coated head look. "Its hard to describe... but there's some sort of silver metal mask over your heads that is featureless when I switch to x-ray vision."
"Lead lining," Superman realized as he was looking at Wonder Woman and used his x-ray vision to see just what Deca had seen.
"Lead lining?" Black Canary asked.
"Lead is the only element I can't see through. Whoever did this to us knew to make these masks lined with lead so I couldn't see... se through them." Superman gasped.
"But see what? Our hideously real faces?" Flash commented, which got him a glare from Wonder Woman, Black Canary and Huntress. "Um...maybe not..."
"You are half right Flash. Its so not to see our real faces but not because they are disfigured," Batman spoke up, "Its because we aren't who we believe ourselves to be."
"... Bats. I think you are losing it." Flash muttered.
Deca just looked on and wondered truly what as going on and just where in the universe was she.
All she knew was that she was in a very bad situation.
* * *
In another area, far away and separate from where Deca was, Krugal was now intending to bring the situation back to the status quo. _This isn't something unusual after all. Some of our pawns have managed to come back with similar pangs of 'there is something wrong with our world'. But we've always been able to put them in their place._ He chuckled to himself as walked up to a single door with a keypad. _These Power Rangers of past and future will prove to be no different at all._ he mused as he inputted his code.
"Access granted. Welcome Sir Krugal." A computerized voice spoke as the doors slid open. Once Krugal walked in, he saw the marvel of technology that was Central Watchtower. He had entered at the top of the room, which was a like a balcony seat of an opera house.
Only in this house when he looked down, he would see rows and rows of technicians at the helms of the most advanced computer systems ever created. The techs jobs were monitor and watch over all of the Game Worlds that Gamesmaster had online. His business was lucrative and profitable but it was also extensive, hence the reason why there were so many technicians, all of which human and none of them thought of betraying Gamesmaster.
If they did it would be back to life as a slave. That was something none of them wanted to go back to ever again.
Krugal himself had once been a slave but he had been put into the Gladiator Game, made to fight in the arena since the age of twelve. He had lasted against so many opponents for seven years. It was at the end of the seventh that Gamesmaster had discovered him and offered him a chance for freedom and power. A fight to the death against one of his lieutenants, Maxium.
Krugal had no problem taking the man's life to gain his freedom and the power he now realished. For the last seven years he had enjoyed everything that he had been given now. He was the one with the power. He was the one that could order slaves to do his work and bidding. He was among the elite.
One would think that after his childhood that Krugal should have hated Gamesmaster for what he did, but Krugal didn't. All he felt toward his master was gratitude for what he had given to him and the wish to serve him well... for he knew that those who failed Gamesmaster once too often would end up dead.
_I have no intention of dying or failing._ Krugal said to himself as he sat into his chair what was called 'The Perch' of the Central Watchtower. He inputted the key speaker system and addressed the techs below. "I assume you already received the briefing letter through your systems so I don't have to tell you the situation. Start pulling up the monitors for Game World 000."
"Yes sir." They all said as one. On overhead monitors, screens started to show images of the places within the game world. Ones that had detail listings at the bottom.
"Where are the subjects now?" Krugal asked.
"Subjects Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Huntress, Flash, Black Canary and Green Lantern are all in the Batcave." One technician spoke to him.
"Pull up that monitor." Krugal ordered. However all he saw was just static, "Why are the monitors in the Batcave not functioning?"
"The Ranger we placed as Batman is clever. He was able to create his own jamming device instead of using one of his own, one we could have overridden." one of them said, "We should have visual though within the hour."
"The robot replacements are already at the mansion ready to gas them," Krugal stated, "If we go in blind, we will definitely lose them. They do know something is wrong and they aren't defenseless. Just 'Superman' alone is strong enough take care of them is he is prepared."
"We are trying sir," one of them said.
"Replicates for Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock and Officer Montoya are now at the Gotham City Police Station. The civilians that were destroyed were replaced with newer different looking models." Another technician added, "Some GCPD Officer Replicates along with new Replicates for Tim Drake and Alfred Pennyworth have already entered Wayne Mansion."
"Wait. What about the Replicate posing as Barbara Gordon? Was she deactivated?" Krugal asked.
"No. The Barbara Replicate is showing some signs of irregularity but it is still active." the third technician said.
"Maybe we can use this to our advantage. The Slave Replicates are programmed to serve us without us needing to send any commands. She'll get their trust and set up a trap." Krugal smirked.
"Our robot replacements are nearing the communication system," the tech announced.
"Good," Krugal smiled, "Now let's see how this part of the game plays out."
* * *
"What is that?" Huntress asked.
"Its the communication system. But no one else knows it save for..." Batman started to say but was interrupted when he heard a familiar voice, "Batman! Are you alright!"
"Robin? What is going on?" Batman asked.
"I was attacked while out on patrol and soon found myself along side several others in a cell. A few others and I managed to escape. We have to talk!"
"I'll send someone up to get you in here. There's been a bit of a problem in the cave." Batman replied.
"Since when do you have others in the cave other than me, Nightwing and Oracle?"
"It was a bit of an emergency," Batman stated, "Won't be happening on a regular basis."
"Fine. But we really have to talk." Robin said.
"I know," Batman agreed, "See you soon." He cut off the communication line.
"You aren't seriously going to let him in here are you? We don't know if we can trust him! What if he's just another robot!" Huntress snapped.
Batman walked over to Deca and removed the jack line that had been put in the back of her head. Once it was removed, he put her into her wheelchair, making Flash nervous, "What are you doing now Bats?!"
Batman ignored him as he looked Deca in the eyes, "You want to know if we trust you or not. This is it. What happens now will tell me if you get to live or die."
"It's either stay online or be terminated but I get your threat," Deca replied, "What do you want me to do?"
"Meet Robin and let him inside. After that, you have to wing it." Batman said simply
"That's it? That's the plan?" Deca asked incredulously, "I am supposed to wing it?! How the frell do I do that?! I haven't done anything without a set of instructions in my entire existence! You are telling me that I just have to wing it?!"
Batman nodded and walked away from her, making Deca's face turn red, "Oh he makes me very, very angry!" she growled as turned around her wheelchair and started moving it to the ramp where she shouldn't have know to go. "And I am still getting very annoyed at all of these false memory files! Seriously I am!"
As they watched her get into the elevator and go up to the ground floor, Batman looked toward the others once she was gone. "Everyone get into hiding positions. I know they are going to be coming down for a trap."
"You automatically don't even trust her?" Wonder Woman said aghast.
"No," Batman shook his head, "I trust her enough to give the benefit of a chance to see whose side she is on and if she isn't on ours, I'll personally take her off line myself."
* * *
When Deca came out of the elevator, she saw someone that she knew was a young boy in a pair of green tights, a red tunic with a yellow 'R' over his heart in a black circle. He wore a black cape and had a green eye mask on. He had black hair and his eyes were blank. From her data files, Barbara saw that this was Tim Drake as Robin. To left she saw an elderly man in a butler's outfit, who she realized had to be Alfred Pennyworth.
It was when she saw three GCPD officers with sunglasses over their faces that she knew something was wrong.
"How much do they suspect?" Robin asked.
_Machines._ Deca realized as she decided to have to play along but was very much a novice in lying, though in this case the truth would be enough. "They know something is wrong. Superman used his x-ray vision to find out about the lead lining in their masks. They are going to try to find out more about what is wrong with their world."
Robin nodded and turned away as he put his hand to his right ear, "Sir, they realize something is wrong. They found about the lead lining. What are your orders?" after a short pause, Robin nodded. "I understand." He turned back to the others. "Pass them out," he said to Alfred, who gave out guns to each of them.
"Will these work?" Alfred asked.
"The darts inside will paralyze them for an hour once shot. The electromagnetic casing will nullify the powers they have, working as an override. Not even Superman will be immune." Robin replied.
"But Batman and Huntress are wearing Kevlar outfits and the darts won't penetrate through them. How can we take care of them?" Alfred asked, "There are only three of us and both of them are skilled fighters."
Robin nodded but looked down at Deca and took the glove off of his right hand. A wire came out and it went right through her jeans and into the place where her spine was. She felt a shock of pain coursing through her for a moment before it was gone.
"I have undone the switch blocker that was disabling your legs from being functional. They should work within five minutes," Robin explained as his wire went back into his palm and put his glove back on, "It's now locked the circuits into place. You'll have to come with us to reformatting to undo the work if you wish to remain serving Lord Gamesmaster in this capacity."
"Of course." Deca nodded.
"Now let us do what we are programmed to do." Robin said as the six of them entered the elevator.
Deca on the other hand felt something internally with in her. She didn't know what to call it though. _I think maybe its an emotion Zhane had... what was it that Andros called it... mischievousness I believe..._ her lips curved into a small smile unseen by anyone. _I think I like it._
After a minute or two, the elevator stopped and the six robots walked out. Deca and Robin were out front, while Alfred and the others were hiding about now trying to blend into the shadows.
"Batman, I have Robin here. Where did you go?" Deca asked.
"This isn't the time for games old man," Robin called out, "This is some serious trouble coming down."
"Yes." Batman said coming from behind them, "I know. And you are a part of it. I know what you are."
"I have no idea what you are talking about." Robin said while Batman looked up and saw Green Lantern ready to try to encase Robin with his power ring, when suddenly he fell from his hiding place.
"What the?" Batman muttered as he saw the dark sticking out from his arm. It wasn't much longer before he had to dodge from a shot sent at him from one of the cops in the shadows.
"There are other people in here!" Black Canary's voice rang out but then there was thud, only one could assume that she had been taken down.
"Damn it! This is a set up!" Flash cursed as he went to attack Robin before he could do anything. Unfortunately, this was one time the Speedster wasn't fast enough, as Robin struck out with his own gun and point blank ranger nailing the Flash and sending him to the ground. Soon after that he had to dodge an x-ray vision blast from Superman in the air, "Get them now!" he ordered to everyone on his side.
Superman saw two of the cops come at him but he blasted their guns with his x-ray vision. However, he had not intended on it but ended up hitting one of them with his eyeblasts in his head, causing him to explode, "They are machines!" he exclaimed but shortly after that, he fell from the sky unconscious.
"Superman!" Huntress cried and saw who had attacked him from behind.
"Such a mess we are making." Alfred sighed as he held out his smoking gun.
Once he heard the enraged cry of the Amazon Princess, Alfred spun around and fired off a few rounds at the charging Wonder Woman. However, she had her bracelets out in front of her and used them as a shield to deflect the paralyzing darts. Alfred was in denial, "This can't be!"
"You may have pierced Superman's skin but my bracelets are unbreakable and impenetrable!" Wonder Woman roared as she gave Alfred one hell of a haymaker punch which caused the robot to be sent flying into the other side of the cave into a wall where he was just pieces of metal and scrap.
Huntress meanwhile was taking on the remaining GCPD officers, "Let's see how well you fight without a toy." They said nothing as they worked on double teaming Huntress. One of them delivered a powerful punch to her chest that made her lose her breath while the other one sent her flying into the wall but not before she threw a set of shurikens at them. As she pulled herself off the wall she groaned in pain, "Shit... these aren't your average run of the mill Dunkin Donuts eating patrol cops!"
"They aren't pulling any punches!" Batman snapped as he was in a fight with Robin now. It was taking every battle tactic that he had to keep himself one step a head of the robotic version of his protégé.
"We aren't done yet at all. We still have a trump card." Robin sneered.
"What would that be machine?" Wonder Woman cried as she prepared to descend upon Robin but was knocked away by flying tackle into a cave wall. When she looked up she saw who it was. "You?!"
"Me." Deca smirked, as she was now standing fully upright with her left foot pinning Wonder Woman against the wall and holding her gun right at Wonder Woman's chest. "And can I just say how glad I am to have my legs again instead of having to play the part of a cripple."
"Well Batman, how does it feel to know that you and your friends are going to be defeated now by those you care for most? But don't worry." Robin sneered, "You won't remember any of this. The last day, will be nothing more than a bad dream."
"Actually the nightmare is still going on drone," Deca replied as she turned around and face Robin.
"What?" Robin asked her only to see her fire two shots off at one of the cops that were attacking Huntress and they went through his optics, making him short circuit.
"But for you, you won't be a part of it any more." Deca said emotionlessly as she watched the cop fall to the ground, knowing he had been terminated.
The other officer went to avenge his partner, however in changing to attack Deca, he had forgotten about Huntress who had pulled out her daggers and stabbed one through the back of the head. When the cop turned around, she fired off a metal bolt from her crossbow right between the eyes. The cop fell to the ground just as dead as the rest of the machines.
"I say your ace in the hole was actually our ace in the hole," Batman smirked at Robin, who shoved Batman down and went to attack Deca. The only problem with that was that Deca ran toward the Boy Wonder herself. Taking to the air, she attacked him with a flying kick that connected with his chest, resulting in a loud clang heard throughout the cave. She landed on the ground gracefully while Robin groaned as he got up.
"What is your malfunction Babs!?" Robin shouted.
"Nothing... except I am not Babs!" Deca exclaimed as she let out a one-two kick combo at Robin before landing an uppercut, which sent him up against the wall. She ended the fight by landing a knife thrust that went through his neck and through the rock wall. The head of Robin fell to the ground but its optics were still online, still functioning. She looked down at with her eyes full of fury.
"I don't know who you people are but understand this," Deca said coldly and with full of determination, "You have taken seven people against the wills and they could in fact be people I have served with but even if they weren't, I am going to make sure that they are freed from what ever you have done to them. Tell Gamesmaster that if he wants to play a game, he better get a new rulebook because the rules have changed!" she slammed her foot down on Robin's head and ground it down until it was nothing but a flat sheet of metal.
* * *
In command central, Krugal and the technicians could only stare in shock what they had just saw. He looked over at his technicians with narrowed eyes, "Find out what was in the AI of that Replicate and I want to know within thirty minutes! NOW!" the technicians all scrambled to get what Krugal wanted, who was now sitting down on his chair, _Frell! Plan A didn't work at all and doing it recycled is doomed to failure._
Contemplating his next move, he decided to go with what Gamesmaster had said if Plan A didn't work. He pressed a button on his console and spoke, "Retraining Teams One through Four go to Dome World 000 into the Gotham Sector. You will enter the Batcave and take down our seven subjects using non-lethal weapons. I repeat non-lethal weapons. Lord Gamesmaster wants them alive. You attack in 60 minutes."
Ending the connection, Krugal sighed as he wondered just how the frell this went so wrong when it should have been so simple.
* * *
Inside the cave, Huntress, Batman and Wonder Woman were looking at Deca. "Where did you learn to fight like that?" Huntress asked in awe.
"So many combat data files," Deca shrugged. "I have all tactical knowledge of Barbara Gordon's fighting style plus I was always keeping records of the simulation fights that Andros and the others were doing on the Simudeck." She rubbed her arms for a bit, "First time I have ever fought in real life."
"Andros?" Batman asked.
"A very peculiar name..." Wonder Woman mused.
"He was the leader of the Astro Rangers," Deca said, with a proud look on her face, "He was the greatest captain... and the greatest friend I have ever known."
"Either way I am glad to see that you are definitely on our side," Huntress smiled at Deca while Wonder Woman walked toward her and spoke, "You gave me quite a scare. I almost thought..."
"I know... but I had to make it believable. Something Karone liked to do a lot. She was a great play actor." Deca said.
"Karone?" Wonder Woman asked.
"Yes. Andros's sister..." Deca mused as she saw Wonder Woman putting her hand to her head. "Are you okay?"
"I don't know... that name... it's familiar I think..." Wonder Woman said softly but started to stagger a bit until she fell down.
"What's wrong with her?" Batman asked.
Huntress looked her over and saw on her boot there was a dart half imbedded in it. "She must have stepped on one of the ones she deflected. Since it didn't penetrate entirely she didn't collapse until now."
"Let's get her onto a table." Deca suggested as she took her over her shoulder and put her on to table. She noticed Batman was behind her. "What do you want?"
"Can we talk?" he said softly.
Deca turned around to face him, "Are you saying that you trust me?"
"More than I did before." Batman replied, "I want to talk to you alone."
Deca stared at him for a bit before looking at Huntress, who said she would look over Wonder Woman and the others. "Okay."
"Follow me." Batman said as he led Deca into another part of the Batcave.
In this part Deca saw many different and odd-looking things. Such as a giant penny, a big green dinosaur, and giant playing card, just to name a few. "What is this? A museum?"
"A rouges gallery of things collected from scenes of the crimes of many of my enemies," Batman explained, "But also holds things that are kept away from public sight, mainly because they are too hard to look at anymore."
"Such as?" Deca asked as she saw another Robin costume in a glass case.
"This belonged to Jason Todd, the boy that was Robin after Dick... the Joker killed him and his mother with a bomb in the desert." Batman said softly.
"I'm sorry," Deca replied, "But you have to realize that these emotions for you aren't real. They are fake memories, just like the faulty data I have in my CPU about Barbara Gordon."
"Yet you were able to use her fighting skills to help us," Batman stated, "And for that reason is what I am going to ask of you to help us, but not as Barbara Gordon or as how you are."
"Then as what?" Deca asked as she saw a light come on and saw something else in a case. The look on her face was total and utter shock and disbelief. "Oh you must be kidding me..."
"I never kid." Batman said flatly. One look at his face and Deca said, "I see that... and that scares me."
"I know." Batman smirked lightly.
* * *
Diana looked and saw her self in a totally different place now. It wasn't the batcave. Rather it was a place that had metal walls and narrow corridors. She saw herself running and didn't know what was going on until she heard her mouth open up, "Alpha? DECA? Have you seen Karone?"
Her eyes turned to a strange looking machine, not looking like the robot Nightwing, Alfred and Robin who said, "No we haven't."
She turned her eyes to the bridge to see two figures standing there. One wearing a garment in red while the other was wearing a garment in blue. She heard herself ask again, "Have you seen Karone?"
"No we haven't," the man in blue asked while the one in red turned around and asked, "Is she fine?"
"Well I do have a name you know?" A female voice spoke from behind them as Diana saw herself turning around to face the girl, Karone, and saw blonde hair framing her face but then before her could see her face or anyone's faces there was a bright flash.
* * *
"AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!" Wonder Woman gasped for air as she sat up straight on the metal bench that she was on. Huntress ran to her immediately.
"Wonder Woman? Are you alright?" Huntress asked. "What happened?"
"I saw things..." Wonder Woman gasped. "Things... that felt so real..."
"Looks like the princess got it a bit worse than some of us."
Wonder Woman looked up to see Flash back up and about, though a bit groggy. Looking around she saw Black Canary, Green Lantern and Superman were up as well, Superman himself was waking over to her, "How are you Diana? That paralyzing agent hurt most of us."
"Paralyzing agent?" Wonder Woman asked.
"Yeah, were out for about an hour. You were the last one to wake up," Black Canary replied.
"I see..." Wonder Woman shook her head as she got up on her feet though Green Lantern was trying to help her. "I'm fine."
"You aren't totally fine. None of us have totally shaken off the paralyzing agent's effects." Green Lantern said.
"It's a interesting blend from what the analyzers tell me," Huntress remarked, "I have never seen anything like it. Though my guess, it will take the four of you another hour to be back to normal."
"But what is really normal for us..." Wonder Woman shook her head.
"Diana?" Superman asked.
"'Diana'... just yesterday I was so certain that was my name. That I knew what my role and my place here in the world was." Wonder Woman sighed, as she felt so frustrated, "Now I don't even know who I am anymore."
"I think that paralyzing dart must have really screwed your mind up gorgeous," Flash quipped though it got him a nasty glare from the Amazon Princess.
"Laugh all you want and stay in denial Flash," Wonder Woman growled, "But Batman's right, we aren't who we think we are and what I had wasn't a dream."
"What was it then?" Black Canary asked.
"Memories... jumbles of images of who I am but nothing with a face... just a bunch of back ground sights..." Wonder Woman rubbed her head.
"Hey. Where's the robot girl?" Flash asked.
"Her name is Deca and she is our only ally in this matter." Batman said as he came out of from the shadows.
"Well I might not be after what you just made me wear," Deca's voice spoke out, "This is so frelling tight! Was she obsessed with showing her body to the world?"
_ DECA... that was... could she be the name that I heard before in the memory?_ Wonder Woman asked herself.
"Come on out." Batman ordered.
"You can go to the Pit if you think I am going to run around wearing this instead of what I had on earlier." Deca's voice spoke again.
"It's either that or we leave you behind and you will be nothing but scrap since we can't leave loose ends and even if you refuse I will make you come out," Batman returned, "So get out here now."
There was nothing but silence for a bit as everyone was wondering what was going on when they suddenly heard footsteps. A figure stepped out from the shadows and all she did was draw gasps from them all... save for the Flash who was just dumbfounded.
Deca was now dressed in a grey colored bodysuit that seem molded to fit her body perfectly as if it was a part of her and there was a yellow bat symbol over her chest. She wore elbow length yellow gloves and shin length yellow healed boots. She had a yellow belt around her waist. Her cowl was like Batman's only in blue and long red hair came out from the back of the cowl. Lastly, she wore a long yellow cape, styled just like Batman's black cape.
"You are telling me that Barbara Gordon was Batgirl?" Flash finally spoke.
"Until the Joker shot her which resulted in Barbara being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life," Batman replied. Deca, or rather Batgirl at the moment was fiddling with her skintight costume, which caught Batman's notice. "What's wrong?"
"This costume is pushing up my... my... oh I still can't believe I actually have one of these!" Batgirl said in exasperation as she was trying to fix it to be more comfortable, "It just keeps pushing them up!"
"To keep the form of the wearer as sleek as can be," Batman returned.
Batgirl rolled her eyes at Batman from behind her mask, "Right. And I'm Dark Specter."
"Who?" Green Lantern asked.
"He was the leader of the Untied Alliance of Evil," Batgirl said as she was still adjusting but finally found a position that made it feel the most comfortable that she felt she was going to get with this get up, "I say was because he got blown to hell."
"What did he look like?" Black Canary asked.
"Oh just your average walking lava encrusted being that was almost a quarter of the diameter of the earth's moon in height," Batgirl answered.
They all stared at her for a bit before Huntress asked, "You are joking."
"According to tall dark and almost a dead ringer for how Andros used to be in personality, we bats don't kid people." Batgirl said with a smirk as she looked at Batman, "But then again I'm not a real bat."
"Don't make me regret giving you an edge," Batman said.
"Don't rub this in my face with you making me wear this costume," Batgirl returned as she looked at herself in a full-length mirror, "Well at least now I know how Andros felt when wearing their skintight Ranger suits, especially the girls. I guess I am psuedo-Power Ranger now."
"Girls?" Flash asked eagerly, "You mean there were girls as these... these Power Rangers?"
Batgirl flashed him a disgusted look, "What? Did you honestly think it was a boys-only club? Is this business you have been roped into was a boys only club?"
Flash just stared at her until Black Canary came from behind and said with a smirk, "Open mouth and insert foot."
"Oh shut up." Flash groaned.
"Seriously though Flash, you do have a problem with your mouth." Huntress commented.
"Now that introductions have been taken care of, you need to help me start taking things that we are going to need into the vehicles in the garage." Batman said.
"Why?" Wonder Woman asked.
"Those things know we are here and they will come again. Most likely in greater number." Batman explained.
"What do you have in mind?" Superman asked.
"I am going to blow up the Cave."
* * *
In Central Watchtower, Krugal saw the monitors that were showing images outside of Wayne Mansion. At the moment there was nothing but soon from the shadows several armed figures were beginning emerging and arriving near the grounds. They held their positions though.
"Time to attack?" Krugal asked the technicians.
"Thirty minutes and counting." One of them replied.
"What of the status of what was used in the creation of that Replicate?" Krugal questioned.
"Still unknown. We are continuing to look into it," Another stated.
Krugal growled as he clenched his fists, deciding that they needed to have an incentive to work faster. "If not one of you finds out why that Replicate has turned Renegade on us, five of you will be sent back into the slave camps instead of simply being executed where you sit. You have thirty minutes. I suggest you get a move on it."
To his amusement, he saw them working even faster now. One of the first lessons his master had taught him. The threat of pain and suffering can sometimes be more effective than the actual thing.
* * *
At the same time, the new Batgirl and Wonder Woman were helping with the heavy lifting along with Superman and Green Lantern. Their present piece of equipment, something neither Batgirl nor Wonder Woman knew what it was used for but knew that it weighed two tons at least.
"I can't believe how strong I am," Batgirl said in awe of her newfound strength. She knew she had even more capabilities and was only just beginning to discover them, but this was still incredible for her.
"Until I had my trials to become Wonder Woman, I was never as strong as I am now," Wonder Woman replied, "But I must say you are quite strong. Nearly as strong as I am."
"Well I am a cybernetic being of some sort now," Batgirl replied, "Not sure what yet but I'm sure to figure it out."
"I'm sure you will Deca," Wonder Woman stated. She felt glad to have the mechanical woman on their side.
At present, Batgirl was the third strongest among them, her raw power being only below that of Wonder Woman and Superman, but she was also the most versatile of them all. With in fifteen minutes she had downloaded all of the computer files from the Bat Mainframe into her computer.
_ I can't believe how much storage space I have in me now._ Batgirl mused as she walked with Wonder Woman packing equipment they would need into Batjet III. She looked on at the other types of aircraft that Batman was insisting they all take and fill up. Shaking her head, she sighed, "It amazes me where people can come up with things like this."
"Are you sure all of this is necessary?" Wonder Woman asked.
"If my data from Babs's files is right then I know Batman likes to be prepared... and he is paranoid." Batgirl said as they lifted the heavy piece of equipment into the storage deck. They sat down on the cold metal floor. From there, Batgirl looked at her reflection, "It's ironic. As a ship I traveled through great distances, saw so many things and yet I could never be involved with the people I protected. Never fight along side by side with them unless it was a Zord battle."
"Zord battle?" Wonder Woman asked.
"Giant machine robots about 50 stories tall. Named after Zordon of Eltare. Greatest Wizard that ever lived," Batgirl sighed.
"Lived?" Wonder Woman asked.
"To save the universe, my universe of origin in any case, Andros was told by Zordon to..." Batgirl hesitated a bit before speaking, "To kill him in order to save the universe from evil."
"Great Hera!" Wonder Woman gasped, "And did he..."
"He did because it was either that or the enslavement of the universe by evil," Batgirl nodded, "Some times, sacrifices need to be made. I knew that when the Galaxy Rangers decided to sacrifice me to stop Trakeena, I was alright with it." She looked at her hands, her body and after taking her cowl off, her face and put her hands over it. "And now... now I have a new life. A second chance. I have been resurrected for unknown reasons but I know this." She turned back to look at Wonder Woman and smiled, "I will help you and the others get out of this crazy hell. We'll stop Gamesmaster, whoever he is."
"Deca..." Wonder Woman started to say slowly, "I think... I think we have met before."
Deca blinked several times as she looked at the Amazon Princess, "What?"
"I had... I had a dream when I was unconscious," Wonder Woman explained, "Not a dream, I think it was memories of who I am. I saw a place, it was metal all around me as I walked through corridors. I went into this place and there were all sorts of weird machines. I saw a machine in red and gold and looked up and saw a red light and..."
"By the Power..." Deca gasped, as she felt totally shocked and revolted. Her face was pale and white. "By the Power, what did they do to you?"
"You know what I am talking about... you know what I am talking about don't you!" Wonder Woman exclaimed as she grabbed Deca by the shoulders, "Tell me who am I! Who is Alpha! Who are the two people in red and blue? What was this Karone there for and just who am I?! TELL ME!!!
Deca looked on at Wonder Woman, trying to know what to tell her. _What do I do... what should I tell her... I know enough now... but I don't know who she is exactly._ Staring at Wonder Woman for a bit more, she came to a conclusion, _But she deserves to know the truth._
"Please... tell me. Am I really Wonder Woman?" the Amazon Princess asked with tears in her eyes, "Or am I someone else?"
Deca didn't say anything for a long time before she finally did speak, "... no. You aren't Wonder Woman."
Wonder Woman just stared at her looking for more but didn't see anything. She asked again, "Deca... who am I?"
"I don't know."
"But you just said..." Wonder Woman started to say but Deca interrupted her, "I know enough from what you have told me to know that you are a Female Power Ranger that once lived on me when I was the Astro Megaship."
"A... Power Ranger...?" Wonder Woman stared at her, "I was a Power Ranger?"
"Yes you were."
"But then why can't you tell me who I am?" she asked her companion.
"Because I have had FIVE female Rangers serve on me," Deca explained, "But since you saw Karone or at least saw her figure then I know you can't be her... but that leaves you open to being anyone of the other four."
"Tell me about them."
"No." Deca shook her head.
"Deca tell me!"
"If I tell you about them all, and you assume you are one of them but turn out to be someone else, it going to cause severe psychological damage to your mind and I won't have that." Deca said flat out.
Wonder Woman just stared at Deca for a bit before sighing. "Can you... can you at least tell me their names?"
"I am sorry... but I can tell you which Ranger you could have been." Deca replied.
"How can you do that without telling me their names?" Wonder Woman asked.
"By giving you their Ranger names." Deca explained, "You could have been the Pink Astro Ranger, the Yellow Astro Ranger, the Pink Galaxy Ranger or the Yellow Galaxy Ranger."
"Pink... yellow... you went by colors?"
"The most common colors among Ranger teams are Pink, Blue, Yellow and Red. Black and Green are interchangeable and the Sixth Ranger is always something different and new." Deca replied. "Feel anything different?"
"No... not as far as jumping to conclusions on which one I am..." Wonder Woman shook her head but a smile was on her face, "But I want to thank you for at least giving me the truth. Its something I'll need if I am going to keep my sanity."
"In this game, I think we all are going to need to keep our sanity." Deca replied, "So I keep calling you Diana or Wonder Woman right?"
"For now. What do I call you Deca?" Wonder Woman asked.
"Well without this," Deca said holding up her cowl, "Call me Deca but when I have this on..." She put the cowl back on and smirked cleverly, "I'm Batgirl!"
Wonder Woman let out a laugh when hearing her say it like that, "You have a great sense of humor!"
Batgirl laughed with her, "Actually I think that's an upgrade that I have been given. Andros always told me that I had no sense of humor."
"Hey ladies come on! Its almost time for us to go!" the Flash's voice rang out.
"What a bother," Batgirl mused.
"But dependable." Wonder Woman stated. She was going to put her hand out to shake hands but instead decided to embrace Batgirl with a bear hug. "Thank you."
"You... are welcome..." Batgirl croaked out as Wonder Woman lessened her grip.
"I would be honored, if you would consider yourself to be like my sister." Wonder Woman said to her, "You are the only one I know for sure is connected to my past. I feel, like we are family."
"At the very least, we are most certainly friends." Batgirl replied.
"Ladies!" Flash shouted.
"Oh I will shut that braggart up," Wonder Woman growled as she flew off to shut the Speedster up.
However Batgirl just stayed in thought, looking at Wonder Woman as she left. _Ashley. Cassie. Kendrix. Maya. Just which one of you is behind that mask of latex and lead? What happened to you all when I was destroyed... or thought I was destroyed._ She looked up to the sky, as if looking for an answer, _There is so much I don't know, so much I don't understand but for now I have to help them get out of this hell._ She went to join the others but then stopped as her CPU realized something. _By the Creator, why didn't I think of it before?! If just one of those four were taken and made into Wonder Woman, what are the odds that other Rangers were taken and made into the other six!_
She felt weak to her knees as she realized she could be talking, walking, and fighting along side people that she knew very well and they didn't remember at all who they were. She also knew that she could be wrong but still the possibility of that made her sick to her stomach. To know that after all the hard work that they had done, after all the trials that they had undergone, this was what they received. This was their fate.
It absolutely sickened her.
She clenched her fists tightly as she looked upward, tears coming down her face but fury was etched all over it as well. _Gamesmaster... I don't know who the frell you are or what you are but I don't slagging care at all! I swear by the Matrix, I will make you pay for what you have done to these innocent people and to any other innocent people you have harmed! I SWEAR IT!!!_
* * *
Meanwhile, The Flash was about to go out to see if they were ready to go when suddenly a pain came over him. A pain in his head that was. "Oh man... what is this..." he groaned as he put a hand to his head.
* * *
Reality began to flicker in and out of place as he saw something of a hazy dream and it was as if he was looking through someone else's eyes, in someone else's body as had no control what so ever.
He saw him drop the bottle that was in his hand to the ground and saw it was alcohol. The room itself was a mess. Cloths and objects flung all around. He had no idea what to make of it and then he heard a voice speak.
"My life... it just sucks right now..."
* * *
The haze vanished as the Flash felt himself coming back to reality, his eyes wide as he knew who was speaking and whose voice that was.
"No... no way..." The flash muttered as he shook his head. "That's not me... that's not real..."
"Hey? You okay?"
Flash spun around and slapped the hand he felt put on his shoulder. "Hey! What are you doing Canary?"
Black Canary looked at the Flash surprised as his actions, "Wondering what's wrong with you for starters."
"Well I'm fine so just leave me alone!" he snapped as he sped out of there, leaving Canary by herself.
"Just what was that all about?" she asked herself.
* * *
In Central Watchtower, Krugal waited impatiently for any type of response at all. Looking at the digital timer on one of the monitors, only seventeen minutes were left before the attack.
_If I don't get an answer soon from just one of them..._ Krugal growled as he thought of how he would go about his punishment to the techs.
Krugal looked down at one of the techs at the far left who had spoken out. "Yes what is it?"
"I have what you are looking for on the Rogue Replicate. I'm sending it to server and personal monitor in the Perch." the tech stated.
"Good work." Krugal stated, though didn't say that the threat to them was over yet. He wanted them working just as hard until the attack. Perhaps even harder depending on how the attack went.
Turning his chair to face his personal monitor, he looked at the information that was being sent to him. About what had caused the Replicate to go Renegade.
To say he was surprised by what he found out would be an understatement.
"Continue the countdown. I must go inform Lord Gamesmaster." Krugal announced before he left Central.
Hoping that his master wouldn't be too displeased with this news.
* * *
Back in the game, Batman was finishing the last checks on items that they were taking from the Batcave. In that moment though, he allowed himself a bit of emotion, as he thought of how much he would miss this place. It was almost like destroying a part of himself. He had no idea how this would affect him at all.
In his minds eye he could see how this would turn out, how the cave would be blown up and how it would look once it was destroyed.
Strangely enough, he felt though that he had in fact gone through this once before. The destruction of a place that had been a base of operation, yet held many memories. He couldn't place it though.
_Maybe Deca is right about the memories that are programmed into us... we need to start getting past them. No matter how strong the impulse._ Batman mused.
Green Lantern came into the room and walked over to him, "I don't know whether or not we should be glad to know I was right or not. About our world not being the same."
"Be glad." Batman stated, "Better to know the truth and be within reality than be in an illusion and someone's puppet."
"Like this Gamesmaster character that brought this down upon us all to begin with?" Green Lantern mentioned.
"Whoever he is, he defiantly has a lot of power. He had to have to pull something like this off." Batman reasoned, "It's going to take more than just all of us together in a direct assault to take care of him... but mark my words. He will be stopped."
* * *
At the Hall of the Master, Gamesmaster sat down on his throne, watching the feed from the Central Watchtower's monitors as he waited to see the strike teams take their prey.
He was surprised to see Krugal enter through the front door instead of a direct teleport and once close enough to his throne, get on his knees and bow his head down.
"This news had best not be too bad Krugal," Gamesmaster growled.
"We have... an unexpected variable in the game sir," Krugal said softly.
"What kind of unexpected variable?" Gamesmaster asked.
"You remember your orders to have the AI of the Astro Megaship be inserted as a sleeper AI into a Slave Replicate, once her use to you my Lord was completed."
"Yes. I thought it to be a particularly amusing bit of irony for her to be enslaved for all of eternity," Gamesmaster chuckled.
"She is no longer dormant... she is active and inside the Slave Replicate that was made as Barbara Gordon." Krugal stated.
Gamesmaster stared down his lieutenant before his eyes flashed black. Krugal found himself being lifted in the air and his body being pulled in all for directions. Gamesmaster's frown didn't leave his face. "Are you telling me, that Deca is active, with a body, and is that of the Batgirl?" he said in cold malevolence.
"I didn't assign the Replicates to this game my Lord," Krugal gasped, the pain his bones being very evident by how strained his voice was, "I had no idea until just ten minutes ago! Please!"
Gamesmaster did nothing but Krugal soon found himself falling down to the ground. Hard. As Krugal got up, Gamesmaster stared him down, "That was not a failure... if this attack does you will have your first failure Krugal. Pray your reputation remains unblemished."
Krugal nodded as he stood up ready to leave but Gamesmaster called out to him, "Stay. We watch the attack together. For its success... or failure."
Krugal nodded once again, praying that the attack would not fail.
* * *
"Is everyone ready to go?" Batman asked once all of heroes were gathered.
Before anyone could respond a siren went through the cave. "What is that?" Huntress asked.
"Time's up. We have company." Batman announced. "Everyone to the jets now."
Everyone save for Green Lantern and Superman got into jet planes and they took off through the back entrance of the cave, which was facing outward toward the ocean.
They would land several miles away but be able to see the Mansion... at its end.
* * *
At Wayne Mansion, everything was quiet for another five seconds.
After that, the windows were broken through by men clad in black outfits, wearing weapons belts and holding rifles of some sort in their hands. They wore night vision goggles and were scouting around looking for anyone.
Within a few minutes about twenty men had invaded the house.
"Squad One, secure the main level. Squad Two, do the upstairs. The rest follow me down into the Cave." the captain of all four squads called out as he went over to the clock that hid the entrance to the cave. He put a key into the wall right next to it and the door way opened.
The men just ran down the stairs with their weapons out ready to attack at a moment's notice. When they got there though, they found it to be empty.
"There's no one here sir," one of the men said to the captain when he came down.
"Keep searching! They have to be here!" The captain barked out as he looked around for himself. When he looked at the Batcomputer, saw a countdown on it. "What the frell?"
"YOTZ!!! RUN!!!" The captain shouted. "RUN BEFORE IT'S TOO..."
* * *
From the hall of the Masters, Krugal gasped in horror behind his mask as he saw Wayne Mansion go up in a ball of fire.
"That is your first failure, Krugal." Gamesmaster said gravely to his lieutenant, who was now very much afraid of his master. He said nothing for a while before finally speaking, "Fail me once too often and you will find there are things worse than being made into a slave once again."
"Y...yes my Lord." Krugal stuttered.
"Now recapture the seven Rangers before they become any more of a problem." Gamesmaster decreed.
"Yes my Lord... and the Renegade?" Krugal asked.
Gamesmaster didn't face Krugal as he gave his answer, "Terminate her... with extreme prejudice."
* * *
The superheroes watched from a safe distance as they saw that where Wayne Manor had been, there was now nothing more than smoldering ash. Batman looked distant as looked at the place that had been home to so many memories. It was Batgirl who came over to him and said, "It might be painful for you, but you told me yourself, it's not really yours."
"I still can't believe you are going on about this crap about us no being who we are," Flash muttered.
"And I still can't believe that you are still as dumb as an ogre with twice its arrogance," Wonder Woman snapped
"Hey!" Flash shouted but Batman's voice broke him out of anything he would have said, "That's enough. They are right though. This isn't mine at all. It's just the memories of a created character."
"So what do we do now?" Huntress asked.
"Why don't we ask our leader... hey?" Flash spun around looking for the other main man in charge. "Where is big red and blue anyway?"
Everyone turned around looking for him but it was then that Batman put a hand to his face. "He didn't... for once let me be wrong and tell me he didn't go back there."
"Go where?" Black Canary asked.
"Metropolis." Batman said as he moved toward his Batplane, "Batgirl you are with me. John, take the others to the fall back point we discussed earlier. We'll meet you there."
"Understood," Green Lantern said.
"Watch yourself my sister," Wonder Woman called out to Batgirl as she got into the Batjet right behind Batman.
"Same goes to you Diana," Batgirl replied as strapped herself in and the jet took off with the two bats inside. Looking at Batman, Batgirl asked, "Why did he go back without telling us?"
"Because he's about to make a very bone headed move," Batman said, "He's still in love with his wife, even though now more than ever we know there are robots among us."
"So his wife is probably a robot herself. Why is he going back then?" Batgirl asked.
"Because he's believes he loves her and maybe just because you are on our side, it makes him think he could bring her over to us," Batman stated.
Batgirl's eyes widened behind her mask, "Is he nuts?! The only reason why I am working with you is because my AI is probably the only AI within a robot that wasn't created by Gamesmaster! Meaning every other robot we'd meet..."
"Will be our enemy." Batman agreed, "But love can be blinding, especially if it was forced on you."
Batgirl just sat in silent though but very much worried, _What if Superman is like Wonder Woman. Someone that I know but doesn't remember a thing about anything about his past? What if it's Andros under that mask? Would I ever forgive myself if anything happened him when I could have stopped it?_
She found herself wishing that the plan could travel faster, if only to get them there quicker.
* * *
In Metropolis, Lois Lane Kent was awaiting for husband to come home, wondering just what is keeping him so long.
When he just flew in like a hurricane, she knows something is wrong. "Clark? What's going on?"
"It isn't safe here Lois." Superman said.
"Isn't safe? What are you talking about?" Lois asked him.
"There are robots masquerading as people and they have just tried twice already to attack myself and the other superheroes that I was with during that invasion." Superman explained.
"Are you okay?" Lois asked.
"Yes I am fine. But Lois it isn't safe here. We have to go." Superman said.
"Okay. Okay Clark I understand," Lois said softly and assuredly, "Just let me get something."
"Okay. Just hurry." Superman said as he saw her walk away. He turned his back to look at the window and went to close it. However when he did, he saw Lois right behind him in the reflection.
And she just started to choke him from behind.
"Lois this isn't the time for..." Superman started to say but suddenly felt the air going out of his body. It was at that moment that he realized that something was seriously wrong, as his normal human wife would never have the strength to do this to him.
"You are not behaving hubby," Lois said with a condescending tone, "That is so unlike the World's Biggest Boy Scout. Aren't you supposed to listen to women and do what they say?"
"Get... off me..." Superman gasped as he was forced down to one knee.
"No. I don't think so. I think you need to remember who wears the pants in this relationship." Lois sneered.
"I said get off!" Superman exclaimed as he managed to shove his wife away from him and into the adjacent wall, making it break apart partially from the impact, but to Superman's surprise, Lois didn't show any signs of pain at all.
"Hmm... well that was amusing," Lois chuckled as she shook the plaster chips from the wall out of her hair.
"Lois... why?" Superman asked in shock.
"Why? Oh let's see her, because I like my husband to be just how I want him... wrapped around my finger," Lois said with a cruel smile as she pulled her hair out of her face.
"So you are..." Superman started to say but Lois's smile brightened, "Yes. I am a Replicate."
"Replicate?" Superman asked.
"Why not? It's not as if you are going to remember this conversation when I'm through with you," Lois shrugged, "Replicates are advanced cybernetic machines, created by a human being whose name has now been taken form us. However we know we were made to be perfect and now Gamesmaster has restored us and given us a purpose."
"To ruin lives?!" Superman demanded.
"No! To give people lives!" Lois said with a smile, " People who have been on the brink of despair, he has brought into his dome worlds and given them new lives. You should feel honored Clark. It is not often that he chooses so many at once to not only been given new lives but such incredible powers as well."
"Forget this!" Superman roared, "A lie is a lie no matter how much you try to sugar coat it and if you are too blind or programmed to see that then I guess we are through here."
"You don't get it do you. We are finished only when I say we are finished," Lois told him.
"And just how do you plan to stop me Lois?" Superman asked but seeing her laughter made him stare at her.
"Oh not Lois, Clark," she smirked as she suddenly started to spin around just like he did when going to change from his civilian clothes to his superman out fit. All he saw was a bright lavender and aqua colored blur, which was so fast he couldn't even see anything.
However he did see the blur come right at him and felt a punch hit him square in the jaw. One that sent him flying into the other side of the apartment, through the living room wall, and he ended up landing onto the master bed. As he started to get up he saw who had hit him.
It was a woman who was hovering two feet above the ground. She was wearing a lavender skintight bodysuit with aqua colored legging. She had a simple purple belt around her waist and wore a pair of lavender high-healed boots. On her chest, there was a purple diamond that was outlined with in lavender, the same lavender color used to show a stylized lavender 'U' inside that very diamond, which was right over her busty chest. She also wore a long aqua colored cape, which had the same purple diamond on it. She had the physical attributes of the Greek Goddess of Love, which with her very tight outfit stood out very plainly. Her face showcased beautiful ruby red lips, dark black hair framed her elegance, and her eyes were like two blue orbs that shined through a lavender colored domino eye mask.
"Lois?" He gasped out at the woman who was on immediately on top of him.
"Nope," she said seductively when her face was right in front of Superman's, "Lois Lane Kent has checked out at the moment… YAH!!!" She cried as she threw Superman through the bedroom wall and into the kitchen. As he got up he saw the woman smile smugly at him, "I'm Ultrawoman, your best fantasy and worst nightmare all rolled up into one powerful package."
Ultrawoman smiled a vicious and hungry grin at Superman while rubbing her hands together, "You've been a very bad boy honey... but don't worry. I'll make you just the way you were. My good little boy."
To Be Continued...
Author's Notes: Well here's the second chapter to this story. Hope you all enjoyed it as well as the twists that were involved. I'd love to hear what you thought of them. I also hope this story gave you some new ideas on who is behind the masks for the seven superheroes of our story. I am not sure when the third chapter will be completed but I hope that you will all be patient and it will come when I get the time to write it up. Until next time.