A/N: The penultimate battles continues as the Big Bads raise the stakes on our heroes. And find out the outcome from last chapter's cliffhanger.
But, first, a character corner courtesy of Ford!
Rex Raptor: (Beavis & Butthead laugh) The following is a non-profit fanfic parody! Digimon is owned by Bandai, Akiyoshi Hongo, and Toei Animation. YuYu Hakusho is owned by Yoshihiro Togashi and Studio Pierrot. Sailor Moon is owned by Naoko Takeuchi, Kodansha, and Toei Animation. Yugioh is owned by Kazuki Takahashi. YuYuGiDigiMoon and Digimon Fusion Kai are owned by Kanius. (Beavis & Butthead laugh) Please support the official release.
Weevil Underwood: Yeah! (Beavis & Butthead laugh) This story digs!
Rex Raptor: (Back to normal voice) Hey wait a minute, what happened to our voices!?
Weevil Underwood: (Back to normal voice) Same here! I bet that author made us do it!
Rex Raptor: Hah! Screw him, we can take him out with my dinos!
?: Oh really?
(Rex and Weevil become unnerve and turn to see Rando and Suzaku)
Weevil: Who are you weirdos?
Suzaku: Don稚 call us that, human. We池e simply powerful demons.
Weevil & Rex: Demons!? (chuckle weakly before regaining their composure)
Weevil: Weevil show up what we can do!
(Rex and Weevil summon Tyrant Dragon and Insect Queen respectively)
Weevil: We can summon monsters in Duel Monsters, my bug is going to squash you alive!
Rex: And my Tyrant Dragon is gonna obliterate you chumps! How do you like that?
(Rando and Suzaku are unimpressed, but they turn each other and smile wickedly. Just then Rando powers up wildly, while Suzaku multiplies himself all the way to 49!)
Weevil: W-What the!?
Rando: (chuckles) You should have not annoyed the hell out of me, scum. (prepares to charge up his Demon Gun)
(Both duelists then saw the Suzaku clones are going to fire lightning arrows at them.)
Suzaku Clones: Prism of Seven Times Seven Torment!
Rando: Demon Gun!
(Forty nine arrows and a powerful red finger beam fire at Weevil/Rex and their duel monsters. With no time to react, both former regional champions are terrified as they will meet their end.)
Shinjuku District/Tokyo Government Metropolitan Building Plaza/7:30 PM
It all just happened instantaneously and without warning albeit briefly. All it came crashing before the Beast Biomergers and company's eyes.
The immense energy clash that occurred from the Juggernaut program and the Paradais duo took a heavy toll on the government building. The explosion that went off swept back the building and destroyed the two tower extensions as well most of the top most floor where Hypnos' headquarters was stationed.
The Wong siblings were emotionally stricken most witnessing their father gallantly taking up arms against Charon and the Prophet. Distress instilled their minds knowing their father may have given his life to save them, the other family, and their friends. Nothing was certain, but that apprehensive feeling was settling in on Henry and Jaarin.
As the debris smoke began to clear, the Beast Biomergers and those who can fly ascended to where the energy clash emanated. All they can find was the ruined top section of the building. There were no sign evident signs of either Janyuu or the Paradais duo.
"Where are they...?" StormSakuyamon fearfully wondered, carefully surveying the area. "I'm not sensing those two anywhere."
"Dad!" Henry's voice called from QuakeGargomon as he frantically scanned the ruined area. "Can you hear me?!"
Calypsomon shivered apprehensively. "I'm not seeing him. He couldn't... I don't want to believe he's gone."
"I'm not getting any traces of life anywhere," AuroraInumon muttered sadly, shaking his head.
Brunhilde focused as her keen Valkyrie senses also couldn't prove Janyuu's presence. "Nothing. It's like they completely vanished without a trace."
"But, he did take those two out... he sacrificed himself to save us," BlazeGallantmon deduced, his tone conveying sadness over the apparent loss of one Janyuu Wong. "All three were too close to that explosion and that was the juggernaut Mr. Wong used. That thing is dangerous to begin with!"
"Dad... Daddy..." Suzie teared up, burying her face into Antiramon. "Please tell me he's not..."
"Oh, Suzie," Antiramon held the child and soothed her by patting her back.
Trembling hard, QuakeGargomon yelled fiercely as he punched a crystal pillar. He angrily ripped a piece of a debris and threw it into the ruined remains of the Hypnos Headquarters. BlazeGallantmon, StormSakuyamon, and AuroraInumon swiftly moved in to restrain their angrily distraught colleague.
"Calm down, Henry! I hate what went down, but your dad sacrificed himself to take those two out!" AuroraInumon shouted, reasoning with the mentally broken Warrior of Genbu. "That means Paradais is out commission and we can focus on taking down Valmarmon!"
"Listen to Himura, Henry!" BlazeGallantmon exclaimed. "Your dad didn't have to do it, but he realized using the Juggernaut might've been the only way... I don't like the fact he ultimately gave up his own life to do it, but he wanted to show that he cares deeply to see you and your sisters get hurt... or worse!"
"But, dad..." QuakeGargomon finally calmed and slowly descended where his friends consoled him. "He's gone."
:"But, his heroic sacrifice won't be forgotten," Masaru spoke up, looking up sadly toward the ruined building. "I'd be proud of what he did to save us, Henry. I know I'd be proud if that was my old man bailing us out."
"I know it hurts, Henry, but he did it out of the love for us," Calypsomon consoled her brother. She patted QuakeGargomon's back. "Let's honor his sacrifice by continuing the good fight and taking down Valmarmon. That's who we should be focusing on next."
Raising his head, QuakeGargomon conceded and slowly accepted Janyuu's brave sacrifice. In the end, Janyuu Wong was the ultimate deciding factor in Charon and the Prophet's demise.
(Cue Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth 2 OST – Darkness Falls)
"Hey, I hate to break grieving time, but we've got trouble, guys!" Brunhilde warned the group as she pointed them to the wormhole releasing more Nightmare Soldiers. "We've got more evil Digimon pouring in from that hole!"
Leviamon growled. "They're coming from the Digital World. The second wave of Valmarmon's forces are beginning to mobilize into this world!"
"Great, we still have Valmarmon's forces to deal with," AuroraInumon sighed.
"So, what? We'll just send them packing to the other side after we're done with them!" StormSakuyamon boldly declared, readying herself for battle.
Masaru bellowed. "I'd say it's rumble time!"
ShineGreymon Burst Mode concurred with his partner. "I'm with you, Aniki! Valmarmon's army are in for a fight!"
Artemismon Wynn Mode chimed, producing Wynn's own staff. "Then, what are we dawdling around for? Phillipe, I'm ready whenever you are."
Glancing over to Phillipe, Brunhilde watched him lifting Henry's spirits with Calypsomon and the others. QuakeGargomon slowly stood up to everyone's relief. The Warrior of Genbu gazed toward the ruins of the government building's rooftop and raised his hand, clenching it into a fist.
"We're going off to fight, dad. We won't let your sacrifice be vain," Henry murmured within QuakeGargomon. The behemoth turned around eyeing the wormhole and nodded to the others. "Let's move."
"That's the spirit, Henry," Phillipe said as a yellow flash of light engulfed him, transforming him into his Yellow Jaguar form. "Himura, Kotori, let's do this!"
AuroraInumon and Valkyrie Brunhilde both nodded their heads; the latter mounted Grani and flew up while beckoning Leviamon to follow.
"Time to save the world again!" BlazeGallantmon howled, amassing and leading the group toward the wormhole's location.
They stormed ahead mentally recovering from the sudden shock still instilled in their minds. However, Janyuu's sacrifice reignited their fighting spirits and gave them more reason to halt Valmarmon's advancement into their world.
On another side of Shinjuku, Yugi, Atem, Yusei, Jaden, and the bikers arrived at their destination near the Tokyo Government building. The explosion that had taken place earlier greatly alarmed them. This prompted them to get there in a hurry.
Along the way, Yugi spotted the Beast Biomergers and their cohorts passing by them on an opposite corner. He had barely gotten wind of them and stopped. Atem, Jaden, and Yusei stopped as well wondering why he decided to halt his advance. Raphael and his crew stopped their bikes to wonder the same thing.
"Was that Gallantmon? That means Takato and his friends just passed us by! They're really here as well!" Yugi concluded.
"Then, we should go and catch up with them, right?" Jaden asked.
"In any case, it's your call, Yugi," Yusei added. "We go help these three find some cohorts of theirs or see to your friends."
"We'll head on forward. You four can catch up with those friends of yours," Raphael suggested. "We just needed some way to get here without worrying about monsters jumping our backs."
"Yeah, you helped on that front, mates," Valon said. "Thanks for taking out those wild Duel Monsters and those crystal freaks for us."
"There, I think I see Yamaki and his crew just ahead!" Alister sighted the aforementioned Hypnos operator and his colleagues. "Looks like they made it out in time."
"Go on. We'll take it from here, Yugi," Raphael reassured him. "Thanks and good luck to you. Let's all come out of this conflict in one piece."
Nodding, Yugi replied. "Likewise."
As the bikers revved their bikes, they rushed ahead toward the government building to reconvene with Yamaki and company. Yugi took Atem, Jaden, and Yusei forward as they pursued the Beast Biomergers and the others.
"If we're fighting the same enemy, it's best we unite. Besides, there's much we need to catch up on, Takato," Yugi focused on the journey ahead.
The Big Bads Raise the Stakes! Gamera, Arago, and Valmarmon's Global Assault!
Shinjuku District/Tokyo Government Metropolitan Building Plaza/7:40 PM
As they escaped the building, Yamaki, Riley, Talley, the Monster Makers, Nate, Cain, and Grace escaped with their lives. Most of them feared for Janyuu as his fate remained undetermined. The Monster Makers were broken up over the apparent loss of their long time friend.
"Janyuu..." Dolphin muttered fearfully. "Please tell me you got out of there."
Shibumi muttered sadly. "I want to believe he made it out. That explosion just happened instantaneously while we were still running down the stairs."
Riley pivoted over to Yamaki. "Could he have gotten out of there before the whole top floor blew up?"
Yamaki didn't respond as the sound of motorbikes caught his attention. They sighted the bikers arrive to meet with Grace specifically. She confirmed Sharon is in fact Sailor Charon. However, trying to prove Charon's existence was difficult now as she, the Prophet, and Janyuu seemingly vanished within the explosion.
"I suggest we all go to our temporary quarters we used during the D-Reaper conflict. That is if it's still in tact and not covered in crystals," Talley suggested.
Yamaki complied with Talley's idea. "That might be for the best now. Let's go, everyone."
"But, what about Janyuu...?" Daisy asked as she lamented over him like the others were at the moment. "Yamaki, surely you don't believe he could've...?"
"I don't know his fate... none of us do, but if he didn't make it, he put himself before us and his children to stop those two monsters. If Janyuu is no longer with us, then his son and his friends will honor his sacrifice by taking out the remaining enemies."
"I just wish there was something we can do," Riley said.
"Perhaps... we still have old equipment back in our back-up headquarters. We might be able to patch through to Takato if he's still carrying my communicator device that you upgraded, Shibumi."
"Yes, I believe he still carries it," Shibumi addressed the suited man.
"He and his friends are going to need our encouragement now more than ever."
As Cain slowly came to, he opened his eyes and found himself being carried by Nate.
"Where am I...?"
"Are you going to behave?" Nate scoffed, hearing Talley chuckles behind him.
"Shut up and put me down, jar head."
"Where's this building you want us to take y'all?" Raphael inquired. "We can make a few quick trips and take a few of you at a time."
"You can take and Riley first. Follow my directions."
"We got it," Alister replied.
Looking over his shoulder, Shibumi meticulously eyed the once prominent Tokyo Government building. A saddened look etched the man's face as he quietly mourned for his old friend.
"I hope you really did make it out of there, because if that's not the case..." He shook his head. "...it was my honor to work alongside you and helping Henry out. He's much like you, Janyuu. Like father, like son." He closed his eyes and muttered a prayer for Janyuu. You have to be alive, Janyuu. Don't make me out to be a liar to our friends.
As this was going on, a digital war was being waged beyond the wormhole.
Southern Digital Realm/Near wormhole/7:45 PM
(Cue Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum OST – Ravaging Storm)
The fated war between Granasmon and Valmarmon's forces escalated further, especially now that Madoudramon Titan Mode completed his ritual incantation. Once he completed the dark incantation, his surroundings seemingly began to distort and slowly formed into a portal, which opened up a doorway to Digital Hell.
This twisted turn of events immediately captured Omegamon Burst Mode, Imperialdramon Paladin Mode, and Athenamon Victory Mode's attentions first.
"What did he just do?!" Imperialdramon PM exclaimed.
As his eyes widened, Omegamon BM replied. "Madoudramon... don't tell me. Valmarmon's given him the ability to open a door to Digital Hell!"
Tai, Matt, Davis, and Ken witnessed the portal widening even further. They, too, felt apprehension seeing the digital sinners begin marching out in droves. Madoudramon TM confronted the undead evil Digimon and beckoned them over. Amongst these undead Digimon were some of the villains already slain during the prior five days of chaos, including but not exclusive to some of the slain Mao Kings, many minions, and most surprisingly the evil demonic Pharaohmon!
"He's freed all the evil Digimon we've just defeated!" Athenamon Victory Mode shouted. "He's even released the evil half of Pharaohmon!"
"Evil half of Pharaohmon?! We just saw his good side not too long ago!" Davis was flabbergasted seeing the evil Pharaohmon receiving a power boost from Madoudramon TM like the other hell escapees.
"Since Madoudramon is the one who brought them here, we need to focus on neutralizing him!" Tai declared.
Matt replied. "Good idea, but easier said than done with ChaosGallantmon and the other cronies holding us back!"
ChaosGallantmon Destructor Mode resumed his aerial battle with Omegamon BM, who evaded the former's destructive attacks. Omegamon BM lunged forward and grabbed ChaosGallantmon whilst slamming him hard through a rock formation. ChaosGallantmon DM quickly recovered and unleashed a purple beam from his swords, repelling the Yuugou-powered Digimon back.
"Demon Beast Generals, we must pass entry into Earth as soon as possible! Show no mercy and kill anyone who stands in your way!" ChaosGallantmon DM ordered, witnessing the Demon Beast Generals struggling to hold their ground against the Amazon, Dra-Warrior, and Royal Knight forces.
Shifting his gaze toward the chaotic war zones that've spilled over the vicinity, Madoudramon TM evilly chortled. "From the depths of Digital Hell, come forth undead army and serve Lord Valmarmon!"
(Cue Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OST – March of the Moving Dolls)
The evil Pharaohmon started forward with Mephistomon, NeoDevimon, Daimaomon, KingEtemon, Piedmon, and a number of familiar evil faces out to take revenge on Granasmon's supporters.
"Don't let them past the wormhole!" Imperialdramon PM yelled whilst still fighting off Demon Super Ultimate. He swung his sword at Demon Super Ultimate, but the Demon Lord grabbed the blade and pushed him back.
BlazeSuzakumon took to the air and spun himself around, sending torrents of fire that sent his adversaries fleeing. Dynasmon and Shogundramon worked by nullifying the devastating flames from spread over the area. Marsmon and Apollomon flew up readily engaging BlazeSuzakumon. The evil fire general evaded their physical blows and swept them back, unleashing a fire aura to absorb their blows.
Marsmon growled. "None of our attacks seem to have any effect!"
Apollomon deduced. "Because he's absorbing our attacks with his flame shield. This is going to be a big problem for us."
"Fools, your fire is not strong enough to penetrate my phoenix flames," BlazeSuzakumon boasted. "Only another phoenix warrior can match up fire. Takato Matsuda, the Warrior of Suzaku, is the one I seek, but you two will make a decent warm-up to test my powers."
"Make light of us, will you?!" bellowed Marsmon, who didn't take BlazeSuzakumon's indifference to him lightly.
"You're welcome to try and stop me," the Suzaku-based Demon General beckoned the two Olympus members. He flew up luring Apollomon and Marsmon after him where he continued to engage them.
BlazeSuzakumon flames seared through the sky, forcing Apollomon and Marsmon to briefly withdraw from him.
"I hate to say it, Marsmon, but the intensity of his fire surpasses yours."
"Feh, I doubt that, Apollomon," the prideful Olympus warrior formed a flame aura over him and propelled up to meet BlazeSuzakumon head-on.
On another side of the spacious battlefield, QuakeGenbumon bumrushed several Amazons and Dra-Warriors. He launched a series of rocks at Elementdramon, who tried her hardest dodging the stone barrage. Amazoness Queen intercepted the stones and cut them up using her scimitar. Amazoness Fighter jumped up kicking away stones. QuakeGenbumon squatted down like a sumo wrestler and stomped his feet down, causing an earthquake. Cracks formed near him as a split of the earth trailed toward his adversaries.
"Move!" Craniummon called out as the warriors began spread out avoiding the giant earth fissure. "What an immense power. This is what we can expect from servants of Valmarmon!"
"I'm just warming up!" QuakeGenbumon laughed out evilly. "You're all just vermin for me to crush until I cross paths with one Henry Wong. After I dealt with him, there will only be one Warrior of Genbu!"
"You'll have to get by us first!" Amazoness Queen shouted, brandishing her scimitar and readying herself for QuakeGenbumon's assault. She mounted another attack and dashed ahead to clash with QuakeGenbumon.
QuakeGargomon threw another giant stone that Queen was able to dodge. She jumped up raising her sword to hit QuakeGenbumon's head. QuakeGenbumon lowered and raised his armored shell, blocking out Queen's sword. Queen fell back and hit the ground, giving QuakeGenbumon an opening to attack her. However, Vulcanusmon intercepted the evil earth warrior and blocked his path.
"I had him," Queen muttered, standing up on her own.
"Hey, now, you owe me," Vulcanusmon rebuked, wrestling with QuakeGenbumon for a while. Lacking the battle skills like most of his colleagues, he was only able to handle QuakeGenbumon for a short time until the evil warrior pushed him into a rock face.
Craniummon quickly pushed QuakeGenbumon off, saving Vulcanusmon. QuakeGenbumon stood up ready to go another round.
Elsewhere, Mervamon and Lilithmon renewed their battle as both weren't giving each other any room for a rebound. Astamon sat on a hill with his machine gun prime and ready to shoot Mervamon.
"I'm paying you back for that humiliation you gave me!" Lilithmon lunged forward, trying to stab her with her venomous nail. She narrowly missed and turned around backhanding Mervamon.
Mervamon jumped right on top of Lilithmon. They rolled around on top of each other and choked one another.
As Astamon prepared to shoot, Dark Magician and Wisemon appeared in front of him. One magical blast from Dark Magician's wand turned the machine gun to dust. Then, Wisemon smacked Astamon's face with his big book.
"Ah, the Wise Book Chop always comes in handy," Wisemon cracked.
"I wonder how Witchmon is conducting herself in battle now," Dark Magician mused.
On another side of the war zone, Witchmon was one of many Digimon helping to fight off AuroraByakkomon. She conducted herself well amidst the heavy duty warfare. Jupitermon, Neptunmon, and Crusadermon helped her engage AuroraByakkomon. The evil metal warrior utilized magnetic force, lifting up an abundance of metal spikes and sending them toward his adversaries. Witchmon intercepted these metal spikes by casting a a magic beam, turning the spikes into bird as they flew off from the battle.
Irritated by the outcome, AuroraByakkomon bumrushed Witchmon first, but Jupitermon cut him off by forging lightning from his hammer. He managed to push AuroraByakkomon, allowing Crusadermon and Neptunmon to attack him head-on.
"Thanks a lot!" Witchmon chimed in, relieved for the last minute save.
Nodding, Jupitermon focused charging his lightning in his hammer. "You wield magic well, sorceress, but don't try taking on tasks by yourself."
"Could've told me that before."
AuroraByakkomon hissed as he repelled both Neptunmon and Crusadermon back with a magnetic force. "You're all just in the way of my fated battle with the Warrior of Byakko! I will destroy the imposter and claim the title as the true Byakko warrior!"
"You won't get the chance as long as we're here," Jupitermon cut him off, discharging a simple beam that hit the ground near AuroraByakkomon.
AuroraByakkomon evaded and jumped into the air while forging a magnetic shield around him.
StormSeiryuumon summoned a thunder cloud and sent bolts of lightning down at his adversaries; his opponents consisted of Dianamon, Sanzomon, and Mermaimon. The Demon Beast General quickly massed produced more storm clouds that shot down thunder bolts, forcing the group to dodge them.
"Let's see how long you keep this up! Hahaha! Dance!" StormSeiryuumon laughed at his adversaries' dilemma.
Mermaimon screamed whilst dodging. "This is not how I want to dance!"
"Enough!" Dianamon raised her staff and formed an ice dome over them, shielding them from the incoming barrage of lightning bolts. "That should hold off those bolts for a bit."
"For now at least," Sanzomon observed the lightning blasts heavily bombarding the ice dome.
"Fools, this barrier won't keep me back for long!" StormSeiryuumon boasted, throwing more lightning bolts at the ice dome in hopes of shattering the defenses.
Meanwhile, the undead Digimon marched toward the ensuing battles. The evil Pharaohmon, Daimaomon, NeoDevimon, Mephistomon, Piedmon, KingEtemon, Devitamamon, an army of Diaboromon, and an assortment of other slain evil Digimon amassed as all set their sights on Granasmon's warriors.
"Take your revenge on Granasmon's chosen! In the name of Lord Valmarmon!" Madoudramon TM yelled out, beckoning the undead evil Digimon to attack their enemies.
The undead evil Digimon began their march toward the heated battles.
"Here they come!" Tai called to his and Matt's partner.
"I don't know how we're going to take on all of them," Matt paled.
"We're just going to have to go all out!" Omegamon BM exclaimed as he tried to intercept the zombies, but ChaosGallantmon DM easily cut him off from the pass.
ChaosGallantmon DM cackled evilly. "Going somewhere?!" He noticed the Digi-Zombies beginning to overwhelm Granasmon's forces. "Good, now it's only a matter of time before we touch base on Earth."
"Imperialdramon, Athenamon! Spread out and help our allies!" Omegamon BM commanded as he pushed ChaosGallantmon DM away.
Athenamon VM and Imperialdramon PM both complied while leaving their posts to help their colleagues fight off the amassed Digi-Zombie army. Omegamon BM continued his clash with ChaosGallantmon DM, doing everything within his power to prevent the demonic knight from infiltrating Earth.
Suddenly, a swarm of Diaboromon lunged out of nowhere and clashed with Omegamon BM. Tai and Matt were immediately reminded of the internet war from ages ago. However, Omegamon BM, being stronger than before, hastily one-shotted each Diaboromon with his Garuru Cannon. ChaosGallantmon DM took advantage and slashed Omegamon BM's back before kicking him down. Omegamon BM flipped over on his face and expelled a cannon shot, sending the demonic knight flying up.
Madoudramon TM made his meticulous observation while telepathing with the Demon God Digimon. Can you see, Lord Valmarmon? Isn't it glorious? I've unleashed the hordes of digital hell to serve you. Soon, we will gain a foothold on Earth.
(Cue Grandia 2 OST - Valmar)
Isolated in a spacious wasteland, Valmarmon had brought his throne to sit on. With eyes closed, he was able to discern the ongoing war with perfect clarity.
Yes, excellent, my general. You and the Demon Beast Generals can soon infiltrate the human's world with our legion still pouring into the wormhole. It's only a matter of time before Granasmon's forces begin to wear down. Keep at it. It won't be long until I make my presence felt! And my moon will bath Earth its glorious ray of crimson light! Valmarmon howled deeply in laughter albeit kept himself somewhat reserved until he officially declared victory. He pivoted over to Doomsdramon, who sat next to him.
The gargantuan's satiable hunger for battle and blood stirred something within his being.
"Wait a little longer, Doomsdramon. It won't be long now when all the worlds will become our domain," Valmarmon cackled deeply, raising his view to the darkened sky above him where his crimson moon was shrouded by dark clouds. "Granasmon, are you enjoying this? This war between us won't last much longer. Do you still cling to the hope your Chosen will end our long standing conflict? You're in for a rude awakening. The Age of Valmarmon draws near!" He laughed again, this time so loud he wanted his hated adversary to hear him.
Central Digital Realm/Huanglongmon's Palace/7:50 PM
(Cue Grandia 2 OST – Granas Sanctuary)
Granasmon heard him loud and clear. He offered no retort and painstakingly eyed a large viewing orb displaying the battles in Digital World and Earth. Huanglongmon shifted his view, seeing Ryo Akiyama, Cyberdramon, Harbingermon, Anubimon, the good Pharaohmon, Wizardmon, and Canewomon. Behind them were Lobo, Zero/Agumon X, and Gabuhime/Gabumon X.
"I see you've convinced these three to join you," Huanglongmon said, acknowledging Lobo and his two Digimon partners. "Ryo, are they up for this?"
"They reluctantly were. I convinced them Valmarmon is a common enemy that must be thwarted at all costs."
"We'll join the fight, but after this war is won, we ask to be placed back in our prisons," Lobo said. "I've spoken with my partners and they've agreed."
"I'm not sure that's what you want," Ryo interjectd, trying to reason with him.
"Think about this carefully. You have plenty of time to reconsider. Do so whole you and your partners fight in this war." Huanglongmon's features hardened as he addressed the trio.
Gabumon X turned to the viewing orb. To her surprise, she saw her brother Gabu the MetalGarurumon fighting in the battle as he aided Dianamon, Sanzomon, and Mermaimon against AuroraByakkomon.
Zero eyed the image of Gabu on the orb. "Is that your...?"
"Yes, we need to be out there!"
"And we will, Gabu," Anubimon kindly reassured her. He veered over to Pharaohmon and hardened his gaze. "Your evil half is out there. Together we can take subdue him."
"Fighting together like old times, my friend. I look forward to exorcising the evil that possessed me," Pharaohmon resolved.
"We're ready to make our leave, Lords Huanglongmon and Granasmon," Ryo spoke up, holding up his D-Ark. He and his group finally got approval from the two higher ups as they prepared to teleport them to the Digital World. The Tamer looked up to Cyberdramon, who looked raring to go. "Let's go show them what we've got, Cyberdramon." And same with you, Oryou. Time to finally use your power!
Earth/Shinjuku District/7:55 PM
Valmarmon's legion continued pouring in from the wormhole. The legions of Nightmare Soldiers dropped in to begin ravaging this side of Shinjuku. This legion consisted Vilemon, Bakemon, Phantomon, Megadramon, Gigadramon, Mekanorimon, DarkTyrannomon, MetalTyrannomon, Tankmon, Troopmon, Ghoulmon, Brakedramon, and Devimon. They began by tearing up the streets and the nearest buildings, but their fun would come to an end as beams shot down and vaporized some of them.
(Cue Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2 OST – Joining Forces)
Alarmed, the Nightmare Soldiers looked up. To their dismay, they were greeted by the arrival of the Beast Biomergers, Valkyrie Brunhilde & Grani, Leviamon, ShineGreymon BM & Masaru, Phillipe & Artemismon Wynn Mode, Calypsomon, and Suzie & Antiramon.
"Sorry to ruin y'alls party, boys, but fun's over!" BlazeGallantmon declared, unleashing a flame burst from his lance. He quickly smothered some Bakemon and Vilemon with wild flames, vaporizing the viral creatures.
StormSakuyamon dowsed some Mekanorimon and MetalTyrannomon with rain. She then produced strong winds that swept the mechanized monsters back.
Masaru bumrushed some Troopmon, clobbering the poor saps with fierce punches. ShineGreymon BM helped clear a path by slashing his sword through a horde of Devimon and Ghoulmon.
Punching the ground, QuakeGargomon sent some DarkTyrannomon sailing into the air. He ripped up a piece of concrete, which he doubled for a baseball bat to hit some MetalTyrannomon with. As a Megadramon dropped in for a sneak attack, QuakeGargomon instinctively spun around and smacked the dragon with the concrete slab, which cracked over the dragon's chest.
AuroraInumon used his magnetism to pull apart a fleet of Mekanorimon and Tankmon. He pulled a MetalTyrannomon forward and pushed him right back into some Mekanorimon, causing them to slam hard into each other and exploded on impact. He unleashed his claws and proceeded to tear up some the machines.
Phillipe joined in by hitting Ghoulmon and Devimon with speedblitz strikes, leaving a trail of golden light as he ran around. He stopped right in front of some Troopmon and pummeled them with lightning speed punches, knocking them all out. Artemismon WM, borrowing some of Phillipe's speed power, moved around while summoning quick wind attacks, which knocked a bunch of DarkTyrannomon and Brakedramon into the air. She then shot magical blasts from her staff, one-shotting and blowing up each Nightmare Soldier to bits.
Brunhilde hastily dashed through a horde of Troopmon, DarkTyrannomon, Devimon, Phantomon, and Tankmon. She sliced them up very fast with her sword that none of them had a chance to defend themselves and only saw white flashes of light hitting them. Brunhilde sheathed her sword and calmly walked off while the slain Digimon dissolved into digital dust. A Gigadramon swooped down to attack her until Grani intervened and headbutted the dragon aside. Brunhilde turned around, summoning blue flames to incinerate Gigadramon into nothing.
Leviamon jumped up catching a Gigadramon with his mouth. He snapped his jaws and killed the Gigadramon. He then scanned around seeing Megadramon and Gigadramon surrounding him. The aerial half-cyber dragons converged their missiles at Leviamon. The Demon Lord retaliated by expelling a red aura that spread out over the sky, which not only took out the missiles but dissolved the dragons.
Calypsomon produced a tidal wave to push away some MetalTyrannomon, Mekanorimon, Tankdramon, Troopmon, and Brakedramon.
Suzie hid behind a dumpster and watched Antiramon engaging a few Bakemon. One Bakemon managed to slip under Antiramon's watchful gaze and stalked Suzie. The ghoulish Digimon prepared to abduct Suzie. The Chinese girl spun around and screamed frightfully.
"Suzie!" Antiramon cried out. Now distracted, the Bakemon horde began piling right on top of her.
Suddenly, a beam of light shot out from Suzie's DDM-G, releasing Eria the Water Charmer and Guardian Angel Joan. The female Duel Monsters repelled the ghoul back, combining water and holy magic to slay the creature.
"Stay behind us, Suzie. For your own good," Eria said, guarding the Wong child.
Joan nodded. "You are most important as our healer."
Suzie beamed. "Thanks, guys!"
Pushing off the Bakemon, Antiramon used her Bunny Blades to rip through the Bakemon like sheets of paper. She spun quickly around tearing more up with her bladed arms.
"Thank goodness Suzie now has more partners," Calypsomon observed, sighing deep. "That definitely helps diminish my worries."
"There's more coming, guys!" QuakeGargomon warned them, pointing to an overabundance of Nightmare Soldiers coming through the portal. "Man, they just keep on coming!" Terriermon chimed in voicing his disapproval of their arduous situation.
AuroraInumon remarked. "This is going to be a long night for us."
"Not if we find a way to close that portal," BlazeGallantmon said.
"Easier said than done if we know how," StormSakuyamon replied, not taking her eyes off the wormhole hanging above them.
(Cue Dissidia Final Fantasy OST – Troops Advance)
"Hey, guys! Looks like y'all could use a hand!" Called out Jaden, whose voice came unrecognized by the Beast Biomergers and company.
The group and their enemies sighted Yugi, Atem, Jaden, and Yusei heading down their direction. Out of the four, Yugi was the only one the Tamers recognized at first glance. Seeing Atem befuddled them. Jaden was mostly unrecognized thanks to the Duel Monster form he had taken on. Yusei was completely unknown to them. Nonetheless, the three Duelists and the ancient prince intervened to aid the Tamers and their cohorts against the Nightmare Soldier incursion. The Curse of Dragon, which Atem, rode on, expelled multiple blasts to take out a few Bakemon.
"Yugi! Boy, are we glad to see you! Where have you been?!" BlazeGallantmon called to their duelist friend.
"It's a long story, Takato! We can share stories after we take care of these things!" The King of Games replied amidst repelling a few Troopmon with magical blasts. "By the way, did you gain an upgrade? You've changed."
"Actually, we've been through a ton of changes," AuroraInumon said. "And believe us what we've been through you wouldn't believe it."
"Well, we're all here to send these freaks back where they belong. Not to mention watch our backs! I'm Jaden Yuki, by the way! I've really gotten acquainted with Yugi Muto and his friends!"
"THE Jaden Yuki? The promising rookie from that Duel Academy?!" BlazeGallantmon was flabbergasted when hearing this. "Whoa, and that form you've taken on! That's Elemental Hero Neos!"
QuakeGargomon deduced. "Then, you must've received the power to spirit fuse with that Staff of Apophis."
The Signer interjected after mowing through some Troopmon. "We sure did. I'm Yusei Fudo and from the future. I know it's hard to believe."
"Nah, not really. We know someone who came here from the future. Chibi-Usa," AuroraInumon pointed out.
Yusei quickly asserted. "Yeah, me, my friends, and her friends arrived here after our future got destroyed. We're here to save this time and restore the timeline we lost."
"Guys, we really should save the chat for later! The monsters are getting away and spreading out!" StormSakuyamon pointed out.
Brunhilde growled. "Less talking and more thrashing, guys! C'mon, after them!" She mounted Grani as the flying steed took off into the air. She then beckoned to Leviamon, who followed her lead.
"That other guy... he looks just like you, Yugi," BlazeGallantmon observed as he and his crew stormed across the city pursuing the fleeing Nightmare Soldiers. He eyed Atem painstakingly and shifted his view on Yugi. "He's got your face and looks, but he obviously has a darker complexion and you've got the fierce-looking eyes."
"That's my past incarnation. That boy is who will eventually become the Pharaoh. Atem."
Upon hearing this, BlazeGallantmon was flabbergasted. "...I'll be darned. Did you guys like do some serious time traveling I wasn't aware of?"
"Serious time traveling? Quite an understatement," Yugi chuckled, leaving BlazeGallantmon to wrap his mind around this shocking notion. "We can share our experiences from the past few days until we've beaten our enemies."
Nodding, the Beast Biomerger tried to let it all sink in. "Boy, don't we ever. I just know for a fact these past few days have been the most chaotic in our lives."
Meanwhile, Suzie was seen riding Antiramon as she held out her DDM-Gattai.
"Ok, Antiramon, let's try what Phillipe did with Artemismon," the child declared. "Eria, you and Antiramon combine now!" She immediately invoked her DDM-Gattai's power. "DDM-Gattai! Initiate!" Determined, Suzie used her Light of Victory power to combine Antiramon and Eria.
Eria and Antiramon both turned to beacons of light as they merged. Both flew up into the air together and converged, transforming into a single entity.
"Eria the Water Charmer!"
Once the fusion completed, sky blue light mixed with white light. A pillar, which formed around them, opened up revealing a tall humanoid girl wearing long blue hair. Adorning her head was a helmet resembling Antiramon's face and long blue floppy extensions, shaped like Antiramon's ears, hanging down her helmet. She gained a set of armored garments that fitted her shoulders, neck, chest, forearms, hands, and all the way down to her waist, hips, legs, knees, and feet. The scheme of her armor was a mix of azure, cyan, silver, white, and black. Long blue hair protruded from the back of her helmet and cascaded past her shoulders. Her face gained Eria's youthful features as her eyes opened up, revealing a set of pretty blue. Eria's staff materialized in her hand.
"Antiramon Eria Mode!"
Gliding out from the pillar of light, Antiramon Eria Mode made her first impression summoning a tidal wave to sweep away incoming Bakemon and Mekanorimon.
"Did you see, Henry? Jaarin? Phillipe? Wasn't that cool?! Antiramon and Eria are one!" Suzie beamed proudly over her handiwork.
"Way to go, Suzie! She can definitely help me out!" Calypsomon approved of a support partner with a similar element.
Dad would be proud. QuakeGargomon thought happily but sadly.
"Man, that was wicked!" Jaden exclaimed. "Wait, did she just combine that Eria with a Digimon?!"
Yugi added. "Jaden, there's a lot you don't know about my friends. Still, seeing my friends being able to combine their Digimon with Duel Monsters certainly intrigues me."
Jaden tried his hardest to contain himself. He let out an exuberant laugh. "Man, you've got some cool friends, Yugi!"
Yusei nodded, trying to keep a straight face. "Got that right." Jaden's right. Yugi has an extraordinary group of friends he can count on. He firmly held his Stardust Dragon, readying to summon it at any moment. Stardust can certainly help clear these monsters trying to get away and ambush us.
"Heads up! We've got monsters blocking our path!" BlazeGallantmon called to everyone. "Let's take them down, Takato!" Guilmon called out from within.
As an abundance of Nightmare Soldiers appeared and spread out, the heroes intercepted and engaged them in a hurry.
As a Devimon tried to sneak attack QuakeGargomon, a hand seemingly went through the devilish fiend's chest. The Devimon looked down to see a hand pulling out his digital core as his body dissolved into dust. Briefly taken aback, QuakeGargomon witnessed Sara phase out from a wall. She greeted QuakeGargomon.
"Henry, Terriermon, wow I really like the new look!" Sara scanned QuakeGargomon.
"Sara! Are we glad to see you! Where are the others?" Henry's voice asked, coming straight out of QuakeGargomon.
"They have their hands full with some nasty Rajita. They asked me to go find and join you."
"I see. Some extra helping hands definitely won't hurt," Henry replied. Then, Terriermon chimed in. "Heh. Are you sure you just didn't come to come and see Henry?"
Sara giggled a bit. "Oh, Terriermon. Never change. Say, that explosion I saw... what happened? Seem you all escaped from it and came out of it ok."
"Well, about that..." QuakeGargomon abruptly stopped as a Megadramon and a Gigadramon swooped down to blast him with missiles. He threw himself in front of Sara, grabbing the Megadramon's face and punching the Gigadramon back. He tossed the Megadramon at the Gigadramon and unleashed dual missile to take out both mechanized dragons.
"More of these things just keep coming!" AuroraInumon remarked as he sliced up some Mekanorimon.
Summoning a Kuriboh wall to protect himself from some Tankmon, Yugi produced a magical beam from his scepter to blast apart the war machines. Atem commanded Curse of Dragon to clear a path over a city clock whilst eliminating a Troopmon army. He aided BlazeGallantmon by helping him take out Bakemon.
"It's like there's no end to these freaks!" BlazeGallantmon quickly alternated from lance to shield, unleashing a blazing fire beam that wiped out a bunch of Bakemon.
Jaden called out. "No kidding!" He summoned a few of his Elemental Heroes and helped Yusei out with neutralizing some Ghoulmon.
"We can do this, guys!" Yusei encouraged everyone to continue the fight.
ShineGreymon BM took to the air and slashed through a Megadramon. Masaru landed a quick punch to a Troopmon and kicked another in the groin.
"Stay on 'em! Let's give the fight right to them!" Masaru shouted.
I hope Joey and the others have been able to find the other Tamers and the Legendary Warriors. Yugi thought, focusing his intent on covering for BlazeGallantmon.
Meanwhile, the group consisting of KaiserGreymon, Kazu & PsyAndromon, and TK & Seraphimon cleared out the area of Neo-Rajita invaders and Nightmare Soldiers. Dai-Valkyrie Venus had left them after helping them take out the enemies.
"Aw, man. Why did Venus have to leave us hanging?" Kazu griped.
KaiserGreymon replied, calming him down. "Relax, man. She had her reasons. Plus, Sailor Moon asked her to pull out. Besides, by the time she left, we already wiped out most of the baddies." He looked up and watched some Devidramon fighting Neo-Rajita hovercrafts. "Heh, look at that, we got the enemies to turn against each other. Less work for us."
TK nodded. "Yeah, this should give us room to leave and meet with the others. I hope they were able to take out as many enemies."
Seraphimon sensed Ophanimon and Cherubimon's presences. "That seems to be the case. Ophanimon and Cherubimon have ceased fighting."
"Well, then, wanna leave here and find the others?" Kazu inquired.
"Good idea. There was some activity that way," KaiserGreymon pointed to the left direction. "Follow me!" He gathered his crew and stormed ahead to their new location.
(Cue Gurren Lagann OST - Nikopol)
Just then, Gagagigos, Infernity Knights, and Orichalcos Gigas materialized from the crystallized wall encompassing KaiserGreymon and company. PsyAndromon's Duel Monster instincts allowed him to recognize these enemy monsters.
"Careful. These Duel Monsters are byproducts of the Orichalcos," PsyAndromon scanned the Duel Monsters. "And they're also creations of these chaos crystals that have taken hold of this world!"
Kazu clenched his fists. "Bring them on I say!"
As the evil Duel Monsters stormed toward the group, KaiserGreymon and Seraphimon hastily readied their attacks. However, there came intervention in the form of the group of Duelists led by Joey, who brought along Crow, Hassleberry, and Aster.
"Whoa, more Duel Monsters! We're getting ambushed!" TK called out, pointing to the Flame Swordsman, Blackwing Armor Master, Ultimate Tyranno, and D-Hero Plasma.
"Wait!" KaiserGreymon called his friends off. He discerned the Flame Swordsman's face and laughed out relieved. "Hah, relax, guys! It's Joey! And he's brought along some pals it seems!"
"Right, he's using Spirit Fusion!" Kazu said.
"Heads up, you guys!" Joey shouted, lunging forward and unleashed a funnel of flames from his sword. "Take this, freak!" He quickly vanquished an Infernity Knight. He turned around slashing and burning up another. He then sent a discharge of wild fire that swept through and wiped out a horde of Infernity Knights.
Crow swooped down and unloaded rapidfire punches on a Gagagigo. He then slashed it apart with his claws and grabbed another by the face. He landed a swift claw thrust into the evil warrior's gut and made him dissolve to particles.
"This one's on us," Crow reassured KaiserGreymon and the others.
"Hey, it's all yours," Kazu waved him off. "Say, that was a human in Duel Monster form? Joey, who are these guys?!"
Hassleberry charged into an Orichalcos Gigas and knocked the demonic behemoth flat on its back. He spun around swatting another back with his massive tail.
Roaring in dinosaur fashion, Hassleberry really delved into his inner beast and placed his foot on the defeated Orichalcos Gigas.
Gliding over a fleet of Infernity Knights, Aster produced energy beams and blasted away the evil warriors.
"They're other fellow Duelists we met and stuck their necks out help us take down some psychopath!" Joey informed his cohorts. He watched an Infernity Knight try an ambush and threw his sword, which hit and destroyed it. "They can Spirit Fusion just like me, Yug, and the gang. Ya wouldn't believe what we all been through!"
Chuckling, KaiserGreymon responded. "Believe me. You wouldn't believe all the crap we experienced."
"I'm Crow Hogan, Turbo duelist from the future! At your service!"
"I'm Tyranno Hassleberry! Please to meet y'all!"
"Aster Phoenix, duelists extraordinaire!"
"Whoa, Aster Phoenix?!" Kazu's mouth dropped. "Joey, you know Aster Phoenix?!"
"Well, these last few days, yeah," Joey chuckled.
"And Tyranno Hassleberry! You're some of the top duelists from Duel Academy! Please tell me Jaden Yuki is with you guys!"
Aster and Hassleberry both exchanged awkward glances and shrugged.
"I can take that as a yes," TK discerned their quiet exchange.
"Sure, you must be a fanboy of ours," Aster said.
"I'm a fan of all the top duelists! I just happen to know the legendary duelists of Domino! Yugi, Seto Kaiba, Joey, Lyn..." Kazu was immediately cut off as PsyAndromon stepped in front of him. "Hey, I was going to go down the rundown, PsyAndromon. What gives?"
PsyAndromon pointed everyone to the Neo-Rajita mothership hanging above Tokyo. They sighted the giant column of green light encompassing the top of the mothership. This was the same Seal of Orichalcos currently sealing the Sailor Senshi. From this giant green column of alien power came multiple beams that spread out like a network.
From these beams materialized smaller but widespread Seals of Orichalcos. And from these Seals of Orichalcos came fleets of Orichalcos Soldiers, Draconian Guardians, Bio-Vivians, Foxzards, Winged Seekers, Sirens, Kaiser Knights, Brutes, Infernity Knights, Gagagigos, and Orichalcos Gigas. Each evil warrior received an initial power boost from the Seal of Orichalcos, increasing their strengths as this was more evident from the Orichalcos symbols flashing on their foreheads.
"Something tells me this ain't gonna be easy," Hassleberry noted. "I remember seeing those symbols before."
Joey snarled upon seeing the green symbols materializing. "Ya have no idea how much I hate those freaky green symbols." I would know after the nightmare Kuiiza put me through!
"Don't care what kinda boost they got, we'll give them all we got!" Kazu exclaimed as some Orichalcos Soldiers bumrushed him. He charged meeting them head-on and clobbered them with hard punches. To his shock, they got up asking for more. "Oh, you're gluttons for punishment, eh?!"
PsyAndromon unleashed a psychic beam, neutralizing some Infernity Knights.
"The boost they got is making them tougher!" TK assessed the situation. "Seraphimon, we've gotta go all out if we must!"
Seraphimon nodded. "Indeed. Strike of the Seven Stars!" He formed seven stars and wiped out some Orichalcos Gigas.
"Dragonfire Crossbow!" KaiserGreymon shot up a bunch of Kaiser Knights and Orichalcos Soldiers with fire arrows.
"Make sure none of y'all get hit by those beams! They'll take your soul!" Joey warned them.
The group pressed on and fought the Orichalcos-powered warriors; at the same time, as the fighting was going on, more green beams hit numerous sections of Tokyo and unleashed Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors to engage the other groups.
Once a Seal of Orichalcos reached their side, Jeri & Felinismon Tribal Mode, Leomon, Hiita the Fire Charmer, MagnaGarurumon, Thomas & MirageGaogamon Burst Mode, Ventimon, Wildentmon, and Kari & Ophanimon held their ground for the incoming Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos forces.
"Me and my big mouth," Wildentmon grumbled. "I never should've jinxed us. I hope Mercury didn't get mixed up with that green light up there! I hope she's ok."
MagnaGarurumon added. "She's with Sailor Moon and the other Senshi, right? She'll be just fine. We've got our own battle ahead for us."
"Here they come!" Jeri directed everyone's attention ahead of them.
An army of Neo-Rajita and Orichalcos warriors came out of the green light. Each one was embellished with Orichalcos symbols on their foreheads and had their powers augmented several fold. They stormed ahead to engage the Digiteam.
"Ophanimon!" Kari commanded her partner.
"I'm on it!" The Celestial Digimon replied, preparing to throw her javelin.
Then with great timing, a streamlined blue blast vaporized a few of these Neo-Rajita and Orichalcos soldiers. The Digiteam quickly diverted their attention upward to find a Blue-Eyes White Dragon and a Chaos Emperor Dragon descend. Mounted on the former were Lyn and Mokuba; Dai-Valkyrie Cyber Mercury, Dai-Valkyrie Blue Mars, and a Black Luster Soldier rode on top of the latter dragon.
"Seto, Lyn, Mokuba, Sam, Max!" Ventimon called to them. "Talk about convenient timing!"
Thomas added. "Not that we're complaining. You know them?"
"They're friends of ours," Jeri was equally ecstatic to see them. "But, I don't recognize the two girls with Max and Sam. They're wearing the Valkyrie armors similar to the Senshi. Who are they?"
"Glad we were in the area!" Lyn cried out, waving to the Digiteam. "Let's give them another Burst Stream of Destruction!" As she beckoned, Seto roared and opened his mouth, expelling an immense blue blast that shaved off a decent amount of the evil warriors.
"Way to go, Seto!" Mokuba shouted.
"Ready, girls?!" Max asked as he and the Dai-Valkyrie Neo Senshi jumped off Sam.
As the trio landed, they bumrushed the incoming Orichalcos and Neo-Rajita soldiers. Black Luster Soldier hacked and slashed apart some Draconian Guardians. He clashed with two Orichalcos Soldiers; stabbing one in the face and cutting another in half through the torso. Dai-Valkyrie Blue Mars, now merged with Frostburn's power, swiftly flew over the enemy horde and left a trail of arctic air that covered and froze the enemies ice solid. Dai-Valkyrie Cyber Mercury, using Kelpie's power, fired water blasts like shotguns, blowing up an abundance of Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos soldiers.
"I don't know who those two Senshi are, but wow look at them go!" Felinismon TM gaped in shock.
"Let's give them a hand! There's more coming out of that green light!" Thomas said. "MirageGaogamon, engage!"
"Yes, master! Luna Hook Slasher!" MirageGaogamon BM propelled forward, forging a crescent moon-shaped energy blade, which slashed and ripped apart some Orichalcos Gigas. He veered over to his right and punched a Winged Seeker into a wall. "Try sneak attack me?!" He grabbed the Winged Seeker, throwing and slamming it hard into another.
"Leomon, Felinismon, we're going to switch things up!" Jeri called out, using her DDM-Gattai Digivice to defuse Felinismon and Amazoness Tiger. Then, she incorporated her blue aura into her device. "Felinismon and Hiita combine! Likewise, Leomon and Amazoness Tiger! DDM-Gattai Initiate!" Upon activating the device, all four partners turned into beacons of multi-colored lights.
Felinismon and Hiita combined first into a single digital warrior.
"Hiita the Fire Charmer!"
As the merger completed, red light mixed with white light. The two forces coalesced, producing a pillar of flames that spread over a transparent humanoid figure. A set of new armor and clothed garments formed around the various areas of the body: starting with shoulders, neck, forearms, and all the way down to her waist, hips, legs, knees, and feet. The armor was a perfect blend of vermillion, white, gold, and black. Her hair hung down her shoulders with orange highlights at the hair tips. Hanging down over her short red skirt and on the left side was a long string of red beads. Her hands were covered in gauntlets shaped like cat paws complete with claws. A fire aura shaped like a wild cat formed around her.
"Felinismon Hellcat Mode!"
Leomon and Amazoness Tiger began their merger.
Once the fusion finished, orange light mixed with white light. The two digital entities completed their successful fusion, producing a liger hybrid that looked akin to SaberLeomon, but stood on two legs. The fur was a distinct sandy color with red tiger striped pattern embellishing the back. Two long sabers jutted out from the mouth. The beast warrior's massive upper frame was a characteristic carried over from Leomon. A sheathed sword now hung on the warrior's right hip. He slashed across with his sharp red claws and bellowed fiercely, eagerly ready for battle.
"Wow, just like a real liger!" Jeri was captivated seeing Leomon and Amazoness Tiger's complete fusion. She turned to Felinismon HM, who stood ready to fight with Ligermon. "Show them what you've got, Hellcat Mode and Ligermon!"
The two Yuugou-powered warriors charged through, hastily engaging the Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors.
"What in Sam Hill did I just see?! I've see Duel Monsters combine through Polymerization, but this is new!" Hassleberry was flabbergasted upon seeing this strange concept materialize.
"It's called Yuugou Shinka. It's when a Digimon and a Duel Monster merge, combining their most basic and advanced characteristics to produce a powerful hybrid," MagnaGarurumon briefly entailed the other Duelists.
Aster assessed. "It's basically Polymerization without requiring that specific card."
Jeri spoke up. "Polymerization is not needed. As long as I have this device and I can use my Light of Victory, myself and a few of my friends can produce any kind of Digimon and Duel Monster combination."
Crow noted. "That's really cool. I wonder if it can work with the Signer Dragons?"
"Just a reminder, we're in the middle of a battle here!" Ventimon shouted as she spun around, unleashing a hurricane wave that swept back a handful of the evil warriors. She aided Wildentmon and Ophanimon in taking out more enemies.
Kari cheered on Ophanimon. "Keep at it, Ophanimon! Look out to your right!"
Taking heed of her partner's warning, Ophanimon threw her javelin at some Orichalcos Soldiers and wiped them out.
Max and Dai-Valkyrie Cyber Mercury helped guard each other from their enemy's attacks. Sam swung his tail to smash down some Brutes while Dai-Valkyrie Blue Mars froze some Kaiser Knights.
"That light up there!" Mokuba pointed to Seal of Orichalcos still active on the Neo-Rajita mothership. "That's what making all these Seal of Orichalcos appear all over the city!"
"It's the mother load of all seals," Lyn keenly observed. Her attention was then garnered when she spotted the Dai-Valkyrie Kuipers flying toward the mothership. Of all the Kuipers, the one she instinctively spotted first was Dai-Valkyrie Sailor Varuna. "Tyra?!"
"Tyra? Where?!" Max and Sam asked, overhearing their sister mention their friend.
Dai-Valkyries Blue Mars and Cyber Mercury also sighted the Neo Senshi converging to the same mothership. They both sensed their parents' distress and nodded to one another.
"We have to go up there. I sense our parents are in danger," Blue Mars firmly stated.
"How do you know that?" asked Sam.
"I know my mother's scent and the Houou within her is sending me a distress."
Blue Mercury spat out. "C'mon, Blue Mars, our friends are heading there. That's where we need to be!"
"Go on, you two," Max nodded. "We'll handle things here."
"Thanks, Max," Blue Mercury smiled as she walked over and kissed his lips. "Don't die on me, ok?" She then propelled toward the mothership in a hurry.
Sam changed to Dark Magician of Chaos and leaned over giving Blue Mars a kiss. At first, she was a bit taken aback by his direct approach. She gave in accepting his intimate kiss with one of her own. They pulled apart Blue Mars blushing in her cheeks upon realizing what she did.
"Thanks," Sam genuinely accepted with a smile. "Now go and see to your mom."
With that, Blue Mars nodded and followed Cyber Mercury.
"Bros, I'll be back! You and Mokuba hold the fort here," Lyn said, changing from Warrior Lady of the Wasteland to Lady of D. "Seto, we're going up!" She flew up with Seto as they beelined for the alien mothership.
"Why ask me to come, Lyn?"
"Time to let our brothers take on more responsibilities. Besides, I want to see how Tyra's doing."
Just as they approached the mothership...
(Flashback: A few moments ago)
Thousands of feet above Tokyo/Neo-Rajita Mothership/7:40 PM
Having trapped the Dai-Valkyrie Planetary Senshi and company inside the Seal of Orichalcos, Gamera was preparing to make his leave for Planet Imperium. Making necessary precautions, he pressed his hand on the Seal of Orichalcos and discharged a beam into it. This caused an influx of energies to leak out from the seal and release streams of green light. They began spreading and raining over Tokyo.
"Yes, my warriors. Keep the Senshi's cohorts busy while I claim what belongs to me. Once I return, I will be a god," Gamera cackled as with a snap of his fingers made a platform he was standing on disengage from the mothership. Then, a slot opened up on the side of the ship releasing Alphamon's body as it plunged far into Tokyo. "I have no use for that hollow shell now that I've incorporated his power into my being."
"What was that he just ejected?!" Venus wondered.
"He mentioned some unfortunate knight and taking an Alpha in-Force," Norse Knight answered, vividly remembering Gamera's statement. "That must've been that knight."
"Having to resort to stealing other warrior's powers to make yourself strong? You're disgusting!" Uranus snapped.
Mars disproved Gamera's actions. "You're lucky otherwise you'd be dead at mine and Nagah's feet!"
"One way or another, we're breaking out from this barrier!" Moon adamantly declared.
He glanced over his shoulder, intently eyeing the Dai-Valkyrie Sailor Senshi, Norse Knight, Nagah, and the others still trying to break free from their prison. "You're welcome to keep trying, but even if you do break loose, I'll be a god by the time we cross paths again. It'll be too late. Princess Serenity, you and your entire assembly will fall before."
"Stop! You're not getting away!" Dai-Valkyrie Moon boldly declared, holding up her sword.
"But, I already have," the Neo-Rajita warlord chortled as he stepped on the platform. "If you manage to break loose, I'll see you on Planet Imperium." With that, the platform ascended lifting Gamera through the atmosphere, past the stratosphere and past orbit in seconds.
It wasn't long until Gamera made his advancement toward Planet Imperium.
"Guys... we need to try Sailor Teleport! Let's hurry!" Dai-Valkyrie Moon adamantly declared, beckoning the other Senshi to form a circle whilst receiving a boost from their steeds.
Thousands of feet above Tokyo/Neo-Rajita Mothership/8:10 PM
Still using their combined Sailor energies, the Dai-Valkyrie Sailor Senshi deeply concentrated their efforts in breaking open the Seal of Orichalcos. They were briefly deterred as some of their life energy was being absorbed by the seal, hindering them and making them weak.
(Cue Final Fantasy IX OST – You're Not Alone)
"C'mon, guys! We can do this!" Dai-Valkyrie Venus encouraged the group, sending orange light from her body.
Dai-Valkyrie Mercury breathed hard. "...I'm beginning to feel like my soul's about to be extracted from my body..."
"Focus, everyone! Don't let this seal get the best of us!" Dai-Valkyrie Jupiter shouted.
Dai-Valkyrie Pluto closed her eyes and focused by sending her power to the top of the seal. She noted some cracks already beginning to form. "It's working. I'm already starting to see cracks being formed!"
Dai-Valkyrie Mars closed her eyes and telepathed with the Houou. I know it's hypocritical for me to ask, but can you lend us some power?
'Most certainly, Sailor Mars. You should've asked sooner.'
Well, you should know about my pride... Mars half-joked. As the Houou released a bit of her power, Mars raised her head and let out a loud gasp.
Dai-Valkyrie Moon then released some of her power to add to Houou's, quickly shattering the roof of the seal. The Sailors' combined energies formed into a column of light that blasted through the Seal of Orichalcos and shattered the encompassing barrier. The barrier broke like glass as hundreds of green shards floated off and dissolved like sand.
"We did it!" Dai-Valkyrie Saturn became ecstatic upon seeing the seal's destruction.
"All right, now we can finally go after that bastard!" Dai-Valkyrie Uranus growled, punching her fist into her right palm.
Suddenly, a group of Neo-Rajita teleported on top of the mothership as their appearance surprised the Senshi. Ayame (in his male form), Kaname, Chisame, Gnorg, Uriel, and Navi were the Neo-Rajita that appeared to Nagah's shock.
"Ayame? Guys? What are you doing here?" Nagah inquired, walking over to meet with her fellow Neo-Rajita.
"Lucky Gnorg found us and helped got us patched up," Ayame replied. "We didn't think we'd be out of there and walking."
Kaname chimed in full of energy. "Yeah! And we barely escaped getting shot up by our own!"
Nagah frowned when hearing this, but she didn't seem surprised. "Seems it didn't take long for Gamera to deem you expendable."
Uriel scoffed irritably, folding both her arms over her chest. "Phooey, that's a jerk thing to do. Just because we lost our battles with the Senshi."
Navi noted the absence of their other colleagues. "And it appears we're the only ones amongst the elite that survived. I don't see the other generals."
Chisame sighed. "Indeed."
"Hey, it's the Rajita warriors we defeated," Jupiter said, taking quick precautions and readying Mjolnir. "Can't be too careful now."
Moon called off Jupiter. "No, it's ok. I doubt they're here to fight us."
"There'd be no point if Gamera now deems them expendable," Pluto stated.
Nagah consoled her colleagues. "You're not alone when you claim Gamera no longer has any use for you. I, too, lost my battle to a Sailor Senshi and Gamera now only views me as disposable trash, but I won't let that deter me. I intend to stop him even if I must turn to my former enemy to aid me."
"You mean...?" Ayame asked, glancing over to notice the Senshi. "You've teamed with the Senshi?"
"We now share a common enemy," Nagah firmly stated as her colleagues whispered amongst themselves to reconsider their loyalties.
Before the two sides could establish their new partnership, Blitzkrieg blurred right near Nagah and fell on the ex-Chief Advisor. She caught him as he fell into her arms.
"General Blitzkrieg?!" Chisame cried out. "Oh, gosh! He's totally banged up!"
"Where has he been?" Uriel wondered.
"Doesn't matter now, he's going to need medical support," Nagah said, placing Blitzkrieg right on top of Gnorg's back.
"Ugh... look out... they really mean business..." Blitzkrieg mumbled, garnering their attention. "Be careful... Nagah. Gamera's gotten the bulk of his power from those two..."
Nagah listened closely, furrowing her brows. "Who? You mean Paradais? I've always had a bad feeling about that organization."
"Melancholia's gone... as well as most of the others... watch out for Paradais. They're gonna destroy us all if Gamera doesn't do it first." Blitzkrieg continued on, exhausting most of his energy trying to leak information to his fellow general. Before he could say anything else, he mumbled. "...tell that butch bitch Varuna I'll be waiting for a rematch... one day." He fell unconscious after that.
Nagah shook her head. "You've always been a glutton for punishment, you dumb fool."
"Say, where's that cute kid of yours? Lien?" Ayame asked, shifting to his female side.
"She's around, but still alive. She's helping out a crew of humans she's befriended."
Kaname replied with piqued curiosity. "Who knew our kind could befriend humans?"
Chisame chirped. "Ah, but little Lien's always has a habit of making fast friends with anyone!"
"So, are we ready to go, Nagah?" Moon interjected. "Unless you want to bring your friends along?"
Just then, Norse Knight pointed the Senshi and company toward the arrival of the Kuiper Senshi, the Neo Senshi, and their cohorts. The Planetaries amassed at the center to greet the arrivals. Dai-Valkyrie Sedna, Angemon X, and the other Kuipers, minus Makemake and Haumea, landed first after coming back from averting the global Neo-Rajita invasions. The Neo Senshi and the Quartet came next.
Keenly taking notice of the unconscious Blitzkrieg, a bewildered Varuna clenched her fists. Blitzkrieg?! Here?! He's a tough bastard to make it this far!
"Relax, Varuna. We're not here to start a fight and look Blitzkrieg is knocked out," Dai-Valkyrie Orcus calmed her down. "You'd be cruel to attack him while he's knocked out."
"Then, you don't know me well like you should, Orcus."
Dai-Valkyrie Sedna interjected. "Relax, you two. He's no threat to us in his current condition. To win this war, we're going to see some unexpected new alliances occur."
Dai-Valkyries Neo Moon, Blue Mars, Cyber Mercury, Summoner Venus, and Battle Jupiter raced over to check on their mothers.
"We were worried when we used your life energies started declining," Blue Mars said to Mars.
Cyber Mercury added. "What happened up here? We saw a green barrier just a minute ago."
"Nothing to worry about anymore, kids," Dai-Valkyrie Neptune reassured them. "We simply combined our powers as if we were going to use Sailor Teleport."
"Though, he couldn't have done it without a little boost from our animals and the Houou," Mercury aptly stated.
"We took the rest of the Neo-Rajita invasions in the other major cities across the world," Neo Moon reported to her mother and the other Planetaries. "And we neutralized all of those drills we were warned about."
"Good work, Neo Moon. I'm proud of you and the others for going through those lengths," Moon smiled genuinely and proudly like a parent would for their child.
"I take it Gamera got away? We sensed an immensely evil power that just vanished," Dai-Valkyrie Sedna noticed the absence of the aforementioned Neo-Rajita warlord. "Where did he go?"
"Planet Imperium," confirmed Pluto. "That's where we will be confront him for the last time. He's going there to take the Romulus Source, the ancient power that grants a user the power to control every aspect of the universe on a whim."
"Sheesh, and of course being a typical megalomaniac he won't stop at nothing to get it," Dai-Valkyrie Summoner Venus remarked.
"Since we're all here, we can chase him there and put a stop to him before he gets that Romulus Source!" Dai-Valkyrie Battle Jupiter suggested.
"With all of us to help you, we can serve his ass on a plate!" RJ mirrored his father's eagerness for a big battle. "There's no way he can take us all on his own!"
"You wouldn't be saying that if you've never fought him yourself, boy. That attitude will get you killed by him," Nagah chimed in, harshly ridiculing the half-demon.
"Me, of course. I trained with that monster after all."
"Kuiper Senshi, Neo Senshi, we deeply appreciate your concern and eagerness to help us, but this is an undertaking Sailor Moon and the veterans should take on our own," the Time Guardian addressed the new generation assembly. "You all have an overabundance of incredible skills and powers that have allowed you to get this far. We will never overlook that, but..."
"Please, let us come with you!" Neo Moon pleaded. "We're ready!"
Ceres discerned Pluto's serious demeanor and nodded. "This isn't our fight, everyone."
"Then, what do you want us to do?" Dai-Valkyrie Ixion asked.
"There's still our other friends who might need your support," Moon reminded them.
Pluto once again addressed the new generation. "Kuipers, Neo Senshi, we leave Earth's crisis to you all. Neutralize any enemy, including remaining Neo-Rajita strongholds, and grant aid to our allies."
As this settled into their heads, the Kuiper and Neo Senshi unanimously accepted the Planetary Senshi's orders. Although disappointed, the Neo Senshi understood their mothers' choices and supported them.
"Take him down, Sailor Moon!" Neo Moon gave her mother a thumbs up. She ran up to hug both of her parents. Then, she approached Saturn and hugged her closest friend. "Please come back to us. We're with you in spirit."
Saturn embraced Neo Moon and smiled. "Of course we will, Chibi-Usa. And we'll all come back and celebrate our victories together."
"Hey, are we interrupting anything?!" Came a voice that Dai-Valkyrie Varuna instinctively recognized. The source of this voice came from none other than Lyn along with Seto.
The Senshi were only briefly taken aback by the Blue-Eyes White Dragon that flew over them. But, the sooner they realized Lyn was with them, they knew Seto was in his Blue-Eyes form.
"Lyn!" Varuna called out, running over to greet her. "Damn, am I glad you're ok!"
Scanning over Varuna's Dai-Valkyrie armor, Lyn giggled bit. "Let me guess. A new upgrade?"
"Yeah, me and the other Kuiper girls got our Dai-Valkyrie powers just like Sedna."
"Surprised you're ok wearing so little armor wear. Makes you a little more feminine."
Varuna shrugged. "How can I complain? Yeah, me and Eris over here wear less, but it sure as hell makes up and gives us more free range in mobility."
"Just saying, wearing that outfit, you look like you can double as a runway model. I think that's the last thing you want to hear..." Lyn quickly shut up as Varuna shot her a darkened glare. "...ok, sorry!"
Varuna scoffed. "Runway model? C'mon, you're not serious." She looked over her revealing armor and tapped the floor with the back end high heel of her left armored sandal. "Bah, this is badass armor! I couldn't have it any other way. Right, Eris?" She smiled to the Texan, who shared her colleague's sentiment.
Eris replied earnestly. "Yep! Got that right!"
"Anyway, I see Sailor Moon and the others got the Dai-Valkyrie upgrades, too. That's great," Lyn scanned the other Senshi, smiling in approval. "I definitely love our chances of winning this war."
"We're leaving to pursue the Neo-Rajita enemy in space," Moon informed Lyn and Seto. "We're leaving the Kuipers and Neo Senshi to help you fight the remaining enemies here."
"What do you say?" Sedna asked as she approached Lyn.
"Sure, I have no problem, but why aren't you guys going with Sailor Moon and her crew?"
Neo Moon answered plainly. "We're left with the responsibility of saving Earth and helping the rest of you."
"Don't worry after we take care of Gamera, we're coming back here," Mars stated with determination in her tone.
"All right, Senshi, it's time," Norse Knight declared.
"Oh, hold on a second before we go," Moon said as she and the Planetaries, minus Pluto, took out their weapons. The weapons converted back to the Amazoness Senshi eight. "Sely, you and your crew become our daughter's weapons."
"Ourany, Poseidy, Crony, you will provide support for the Sailor Quartet," Saturn instructed.
"Understood!" Sely said as she approached Neo Moon. "I'll do my best as your weapon."
The pink-haired Dai-Valkyrie nodded. "Thanks, Sely."
RJ popped his knuckles. "Well? What are we waiting for? C'mon, I'm itching for a fight. I'd like to know if dad and his crew are doing."
Adam interjected. "Likewise, I'd like to know how my dad is doing."
Summoner Venus was reminded of her father. "The sooner that Arago is beaten, the sooner father will get his soul back and my aunt is free from that monster's control."
"We all have crucial battles ahead of us! Let's triumph!" Dai-Valkyrie Moon called out as everyone cried out in unison.
Varuna called Quaoar over. "Want to go join me help out Lyn and Seto down there?"
"Sure thing, Varuna," the Brazilian complied, surprising the blonde by taking her hand. You make me feel comfortable just being near you."
Varuna smiled genuinely. "I'm glad you feel that way."
"We can go check back with Max and Sam," Cyber Mercury suggested to Blue Mars.
"Sounds like a plan, Cyber Mercury."
"C'mon, Neo Moon, let's find my dad if we can," RJ said as he hopped on Pegasus back with his girlfriend.
"Sure, let's do that."
"Dimitri, ready to clean up this city of the bad guys?" Sedna asked, exchanging a smile with her Ascendant boyfriend.
As he drew out his sword, Angemon X responded just with his actions alone.
"Right, let's party!"
With that, the Kuiper Senshi, the Neo Senshi, and their cohorts descended from the top of the mothership. They quickly spread out to cover the various sectors of Tokyo as the battles with multiple enemies continued on.
"Ayame, Kaname, Chisame, Uriel, Navi, and Gnorg, I leave Blitzkrieg in your care. If you can try finding Lien and let her know where I'll be," Nagah spoke up vocally, looking up to the stars. Her eyes brimmed with new confidence. "I'll be taking back what was once mine. The future of our empire now rests in my hands!"
The Neo-Rajita elites took Blitzkrieg and teleported down to Tokyo to search for Lien.
After mounting their steeds, the Dai-Valkyrie Planetary Senshi grabbed each other's hands and formed a circle. Nagah sat with Moon as she watched the Senshi concentrate to focus their Sailor energies into a singular location. Multiple beams of colored lights shot out from the Senshi's chests forming a column of beautifully translucent light. The Senshi raised their heads and looked to the sky where a long trip beyond the galaxy lied ahead for them.
"We've got a lock on Gamera's location. He's nearing his destination," Sleipnir's cosmic awareness confirmed.
Gaia spoke out. "Senshi, are we ready?"
"Planet Imperium, here we come," Dai-Valkyrie Moon resolved, grabbing Norse Knight's hand tight.
"Let's hope for our sake, we can get there in time," Nagah said.
The Senshi shouted in unison. "Sailor Teleport!"
And with that, the column of light carried them through the atmosphere and well past the stratosphere in a tenth of a second. They were already in orbit in no time flat. Baffled, Nagah's doubts were quickly put to rest as the Dai-Valkyrie Senshi's steeds propelled across space at light speed.
Their next destination: Planet Imperium, home of the Imperium Empire.
Shinjuku District/8:20 PM
Kenta, ShadowAngemon, Dharc, and Lyn neutralized all of the Nightmare Soldiers. Donarmon and Hisyarumon, YamiLeomon, Yetimon, Cherubimon, and Golden Rapidmon quickly shaved off the enemy Digimon in the area.
"Way to go, Junpei and Hisyarumon!" Norn cheered her aforementioned friends.
"Guys, heads up!" Willis warned as something came falling from above.
Cherubimon glided up to catch the dense object about to plummet near their location. He examined the object and saw it was the hollow, soulless body of one Alphamon.
"Who is it, Cherubimon?!" Golden Rapidmon asked his digital brother.
"Can it be?" The Celestial Digimon gasped, eyes widening while scanning the hollow body. "This is Alphamon!"
"Alphamon?! You mean one of the Royal Knights?!" Kenta spat out, shocked to hear the knight's name revealed.
"But, who could've done this to him?" ShadowAngemon inquired, probing barely an tiny bit of life energy from him. "His life force is fizzling out. He doesn't have much time left. It's as if something his body required was extracted out of him."
"Like a heart?" Donarmon wondered. "Where are we supposed to find this vital 'organ' of his if we don't know what it is?"
Yetimon added just as confused. "You got me there."
"I know," spoke out Hisyarumon, who turned back to his normal non-sword form. He meticulously scanned Alphamon's body. "His Alpha in-Force has been removed. Whoever has it now will be a force to be reckoned with. Oh help us all."
Norn gasped. "Is it that dangerous?"
"It is in the wrong hands and with this power, this new wielder will abuse it when overpowering his or her enemies. We must hope the Alpha in-Force is removed from this thief's hands and goes back into Alphamon... before it's too late." Hisyarumon muttered sadly.
"Let's get Alphamon somewhere safe and out of sight. No telling if anymore bad guys finds us," Donarmon pointed out as he helped Yetimon pick up Alphamon's body. "Right then. Norn, are there any bad guys near us?"
Norn quickly probed for any evil presences within their proximity. "Nothing. We're in the clear."
"This way!" Kenta directed them away from the ravaged area.
The group then headed off and relocated Alphamon a more disclosed area. However, unbeknownst to them, a pair of 'agent's emerged from a crystal wall, successfully uncloaking their presences. They then followed the group's direction.
"That takes care of them!" Yolei said, patting crystallized dust from her hands after their Digimon vanquished an assortment of crystallized fiends. She looked up to see Valkyrimon scouring through the sky. "Anything up there?"
"None that I can see, Yolei," replied Valkyrimon.
Sora sat down watching Phoenixmon helping Valkyrimon by air. "It's been a while since we've last heard from Tai and Matt."
"I'm sure they're fine as long as Omegamon's with them," Joe said.
"Yeah, this is Tai and Matt we're talking about here!" Mimi tried to make light of their situation.
Izzy scanned his laptop as he picked up on coverage from the war in the Digital World. His face paled upon seeing the large assortment of Digi-Zombies clashing with the Digital World's heroes.
"What's wrong, Izzy?" Cody inquired, poking his head over Izzy's shoulder. "Ah! Where did all those evil Digimon come from?! I thought we destroyed some of them?!"
The other Digi-Destined overheard Cody's outburst, prompting them to hurry over to watch the battle on Izzy's screen. Their faces matched Cody's look of bewilderment and confusion.
"What Cody said, I thought we wiped those jerks out of existence!" Yolei barked.
"Seems this was all Valmarmon's doing. If he has power to revive the enemies we beat not too long ago, we're in way over our heads here," the Bearer of Knowledge assessed, not taking his eyes off the screen. "But, at our Digimon allies. Omegamon and Imperialdramon aren't giving up this fight. Tai, Matt, Davis, and Ken will make sure we won't have to take on this heavy burden."
Sora gulped hard and clamped her hands over her chest. "C'mon, guys. We're counting on you."
Meanwhile, Terramon, Blademon, Rosemon Burst Mode, Ravemon Burst Mode, Ornismon Burst Mode, BioDarkdramon Burst Mode, BioSpinomon Burst Mode, and BioLotusmon Burst Mode finished off the remaining enemies in the vicinity. They sighted the portal far off in the distance where a war was still being waged on the other side of it.
Blademon concentrated. "Can you feel it, Terramon? The war between the light and dark is still going on."
"As expected since this is the war between Granasmon and Valmarmon," Terramon added.
"Gotta be one big battle going on in the Digital World," BioDarkdramon said.
"I hope Masaru and Thomas are doing all right," Ikuto said
"My brother's strong! Same with Agumon! They're kicking bad guy butt right now!" Chika responded like the proud sister of she showed to be.
Wish I could say the same, Chika. Yoshino thought, gazing up at the portal and then veering toward the city where other battles were taking place.
Domino City District/8:26 PM
Back in Domino, Serenity and Morpheous led Syrus, Zane, Leo, Luna, Carly, and Blair into an open area where no battles had previously taken place. Though the vicinity they arrived on was seemingly quiet, the group remained vigilant about suspecting enemy threats looking to ambush them.
"We should plan out how we go protecting him in case a group of enemies find us," Morpheous suggested.
"I'm really sorry if you think my big bro's holding us down," Syrus apologized.
Zane remarked. "I find it surreal all of you are able to turn into Duel Monsters. I've seen and been through crazy things at Duel Academy, but this certainly is something else."
Luna whispered to Leo. "Say, we've read about the Truesdales in the Duelist history books. They're another family of top-tier duelists."
Leo nodded. "Oh yeah. Right up there with the Kaibas."
"Zane's real hot up close," Luna blushed, which made her brother facepalm.
"Of course, you'd say something like that, sis."
"Guys, something's coming our way! From high above!" Blair shouted, pointing to a beam of green light impacting near them.
Carly spat out. "It's touched down near us! Get ready for anything guys!"
Serenity called out. "Spirit Fuse, everyone!"
With that, Serenity, Syrus, Carly, Luna, Leo, and Blair all transformed into Red-Eyes Black Dragon, Super Vehicroid, Fortune Lady Earth, Fairy Archer, Seven Swords Warrior, and Dunames Dark Witch.
Morpheous readied a stance.
Emerging from the green light were Ayame and the other Neo-Rajita exiles carrying Blitzkrieg.
"It's one of those Neo-Rajita! Brace yourselves!" Syrus shouted.
Leo growled. "Don't come another step!"
"Hey, whoa! Don't attack! We come peacefully!" Ayame pleaded, throwing her hands up.
Carly snorted. "You expect us to fall for that ol' trick? You think we're stupid or something?"
"All right, guys, back off. It's ok," Morpheous beckoned the duelist group off. He walked up to Ayame and company.
Chisame gasped upon seeing the ex-general. "Oh my gosh! Do you know who that is?!
Kaname nodded. "Can't say I have?"
"Are you kidding?! That's one of the four original Rajita generals that served under Ghidorah. He served with our very own dear Nagah!" Chisame chastised her own colleague.
"Oh...! It is him! General Morpheous!"
"It's an honor to finally greet you," Navi bowed.
"No need for the formalities. I've since been retired on top of being exiled," Morpheous said. He looked down over Blitzkrieg and helped them carry him. "I take it this is General Blitzkrieg? He helped me and my friends escape that Paradais dimension."
"Can you heal him?" Uriel asked.
"I'm not a doctor, but we can get him to safety somewhere."
"There's a hospital nearby here. We can take him there," Serenity said. "But, I imagine there's no one working there with all this fighting going on."
"It's fine. Gnorg brought a medic kit we can work with. Let's go to this hospital though to stay out of sight," Ayame suggested.
"It's right this way," Serenity said, offering to led them to the local hospital.
"Wow, so not all these Rajita guys are bad," Leo observed.
"A typical misconceived notion, eh, boy?" Kaname overheard him. "Our people just have been led by the example of a few malevolent tyrants. Our little group have always been more loyal to Lady Nagah than Gamera."
"And make no mistake that Lady Nagah will take back her rightful position!" Chisame shouted proudly.
Leo sweatdropped. "Ok, ok, I didn't know!"
Luna waved them off. "Don't let what he says bother you. He tends to speaks before he thinks."
"You're not helping, sis!"
Zane was completely at a loss over the whole situation. He didn't even bother asking.
As the group headed down to the hospital, Carly got giddy with excitement.
"Man, with all I've experienced here, I should write a novel instead!" Carly gleamed, eyes sparkling behind her glasses.
Elsewhere, an old man finally made it to the Domino City Museum where he was greeted by another older gentleman and a teenage blonde-haired girl.
"Solomon, thank goodness you've made it," the older gentleman said, embracing him.
"Thank goodness you and Rebecca are ok. C'mon, there's a shelter not too far we can use."
"But, we can't abandon the museum, grandpa!" Rebecca exclaimed. "It's our treasured place!"
"Yes, but there comes times when our lives are more valuable..." Arthur coughed hard and collapsed into Solomon's arms.
"C'mon, Arthur, I've got you."
Just then, two hovercrafts sighted the three and descended to point their cannons at them.
"Hands up, simians! You will come quietly or be eliminated!"
"Says who?! I'm not letting you wreck this museum or hurt my grandpa!" Rebecca shouted boldly, holding her ground despite being in the face of adversity.
"Rebecca! Don't!" Solomon barked.
"Come on! After these past invasions, I'm not afraid!" The girl yelled out, furrowing her brows. "Shoot me if you jerks got the balls! Yugi and his friends will hunt you down anyways!"
"REBECCA!" But as Solomon tried to pull her aside, the hovercrafts discharged blasts aiming for the girl.
As Rebecca lost her nerve, she found herself unable to move. The beams neared her reach. She closed her eyes readily preparing to accept her fate...
...until she was pushed aside by someone. She fell to the ground with someone laying beside her with an arm thrown over her. The beams hit a wall and blew it apart. Rebecca looked up scared out of her mind. She glanced over to see a silver-haired male sitting up near her.
"Bakura!" Solomon called out.
"Bakura...?" Rebecca gasped, looking up at her savior.
"Quick we need to get out of here!" Bakura yelled out.
"You'll all be exterminated, primates!" The Neo-Rajita bellowed from their hovercrafts.
However, before they could get the chance to fire, someone flew right into the hovercrafts and clobbered them hard enough to send them flying back. The group were taken aback by how easily and swiftly they were saved by their new savior.
Turning around, Dai-Valkyrie Sailor Haumea flashed a big grin. "Hey!"
"Way to go, Haumea!" Came Dai-Valkyrie Makemake's voice, who called out not too far from her colleague.
"We've got some people here who'll need help!" Haumea called to her Sailor partner and the others. She veered over... and to her shock, she sighted two familiar faces: Solomon Muto and her dueling rival Rebecca. She subtly gagged to herself when looking at Rebecca, none too pleased to see her rival for Yugi's heart. So, the little brat's grown up a little? The last person I want to see.
Rebecca blinked in befuddlement when noticing Haumea's look of disdain toward her. What's her problem?
Dai-Valkyrie Makemake dropped in to meet with Haumea. "Good work saving these people."
"Nothing to it," Haumea smirked, kissing her fist. "I just trashed those two ships with just a punch."
It wasn't long until Tristan, Duke, Tea, Mai, Alexis, Atticus, Akiza, and Yasmin arrived on location. Tristan, Duke, Tea, and Mai were delighted to see Solomon as they checked on the old man.
"Mr. Muto, are we glad to see you," Tea said. "Is Mr. Hawkins ok?"
"He's been overstressed with what's been going on. There's a shelter not too far from here," Solomon answered Tea. "Have you kids been out fighting for us again?"
"Like we've always been doing," Tristan nodded. "Only now there's a hell of a lot more at stake here."
"Is Yugi ok?!" Rebecca asked Tea, Tristan, and Duke.
"He's doing fine. In fact, he and some new friends of ours are helping take out the bad guys right now," Duke grinned, giving Rebecca some semblance of reassurance. "Bakura, man, it's been a while, man!"
"Yeah, we're glad to see you here," Mai said.
"Bakura, thanks for taking care of Mr. Muto and these two," Tea addressed him.
Bakura, seemingly flustered, replied modestly. "It was nothing. I actually saw Mr. Muto passing by and tried to follow but some of those aliens pursued me. I was lucky to find him come here and saved Rebecca before those monsters got her."
"That was nice of you, Bakura! Thanks!" Rebecca beamed.
Dai-Valkyrie Haumea cleared her throat, garnering their attention. "Ahem, how about giving credit where credit is due? If I hadn't come, you four would've been blasted to atoms."
Tristan chuckled nervously. "Right, we can't forget your incredible rescue, Sailor Haumea!"
"Sailor Haumea? You're one of the Sailor Senshi?" Rebecca inquired, adjusting her glasses as she glared at Haumea. She quirked an eyebrow when narrowing her eyes at the Dai-Valkyrie.
Makemake interjected. "Yes, and I'm Sailor Makemake. Please don't mind my partner. She tends to be very outspoken."
"At least you're being nice, Sailor Makemake" Rebecca frowned at Haumea. "But, the way Sailor Haumea talks reminds me of that self-absorbed Chinese witch who's always full of herself and is trying to steal Yugi's heart from me. What's her name? Viv Wong?"
As Rebecca went on spouting disparaging remarks, Dai-Valkyrie Haumea gritted her teeth hard and clenched her fists. A small vein popped on the left side of her forehead.
Why that conniving little bitch! You haven't changed a single teeny bit, Rebecca Hawkins! I should've just saved those three and let your ass get smeared all over that wall! Haumea fumed as she let her selfish ambitions cloud her Senshi duty.
Makemake, Tea, Mai, Tristan, and Duke gathered around Haumea to calm the Chinese girl's fury.
"Sheesh, she's acting like I'm talking smack about her. What's her problem?" Rebecca frowned, tapping her foot whilst eyeing Haumea.
Alexis spoke up as she approached Mr. Muto and the others. "We need to get you folks to that shelter. Show us the way."
"And you are?"
"Aren't you one of those bright upstarters from that Duel Academy? Along with that promising duelist Jaden Yuki?"
"Yes, he's a friend of mine and we're all fighting with Yugi Muto's friends here against those monsters who tried to harm you."
Solomon smiled and nodded. "Thank the heavens. I hope you know you're with genuinely good people."
"Indeed," Alexis smiled back.
"I'm her brother Atticus Rhodes, sir. Pleased to meet Yugi Muto's grandfather!" He greeted him with a tight handshake.
"Hah, nice to meet some with such enthusiasm during this dire situation."
Akiza addressed them. "I'm Akiza Izinski."
Yasmin bowed. "And I'm Yasmin."
"I never imagined my grandson would have a bunch of lovely ladies as friends. He should've introduced me to you all sooner."
Alexis, Akiza, and Yasmin gave Solomon awkward looks, nervously chuckling amongst themselves.
Rebecca scoffed. "Perverted old man. Yugi's all mine!"
Tea overheard Rebecca, coughing. You snooze you lose, Rebecca.
"Solomon, I'll be ok to walk," Arthur kindly insisted, standing up on his own.
"Sir, are you ok?" Akiza asked with concern of the older man's health. "Maybe one of us should help walk you."
"Thank you, but I'll manage..."
"Nonsense, let one of these kids help you to the shelter," Solomon added.
Duke interjected. "I can help with him, Mr. Muto."
"Show us to the shelter," Tea asked.
"It's right this way." However, before Solomon could finish, a barrage of green beams shot at their general direction.
(Cue Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories OST – Heishin Duel)
The group turned and sighted an assortment of Neo-Rajita and Orichalcos soldiers storming out of a Seal of Orichalcos.
"Ugh, never thought I'd see those Orichalcos freaks again," Rebecca remarked.
"Duke, you get Mr. Muto and the others to that shelter!" Tristan barked out a command. "Bakura, you go with them."
"Yes, be careful, my friends!" Bakura responded as he helped Duke take Solomon, Arthur, and Rebecca away to the aforementioned shelter.
Glancing over her shoulder, Rebecca watched her friends transform into their Spirit Fused Duel forms and engage the Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors. She eyed Haumea attacking some Neo-Rajita soldiers with martial arts moves.
"Rebecca, hurry up!" Duke called from the distance.
"Good luck, guys... and one day Haumea, I will find out who you really are," the girl muttered, heading off to where Duke, Bakura, and company awaited her.
Twirling her magic staff, Tea fired some magical beams. "Take this! Dark Burning Attack!" She one-shotted a few Bio-Vivians and Orichalcos soldiers into oblivion.
Tristan hastily dashed to thrust his lance through an Infernity Knights. "Spiral Spear Strike!" After skewering the knights, he engaged an Orichalcos Gigas.
Atticus glided right over another Orichalcos Gigas and expelled a molten blast. "Infernal Darkfire!" He caught Gigas with the initial devastating blast and annihilated him in one-shot.
Alexis teamed with Akiza against some Neo-Rajita soldiers.
Alexis jumped up spinning around in the air and dropped down spin-kicking Neo-Rajita with her feet blades. "Whirlwind Blade!" She followed up with another spin kick to an Orichalcos Soldier. "Skate Blade Slash!"
"Aerial Twist!" Akiza spun herself around through a petal of roses, sending the petals out to slice up a few Neo-Rajita soldiers. She then drew out her Signer Dragon card, beckoning out for her beast. "Black Rose Dragon, come forth!"
With that, an enormous cloud of roses expelled out as from it came the Black Rose Dragon. Akiza flew up and landed atop her dragon's head.
"Time we clear this playing field!" Akiza declared with her Dragon Mark glowing. "Black Rose Dragon, use your Black Rose Flare!" She commanded, to which the Signer dragon followed through expelling a dark red blast at a group of Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors. "That's the way!"
After taking on her Harpie Queen form, Mai pulled out a card, summoning her three Harpie Sisters. "Come forth Harpie Lady Sisters!" Coming out to her beckoning were Airo, Ocupete, and Keraino. "As your queen, follow my lead and attack these freaks!" She and the Harpie trio used their whips to take out some Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors.
Mai and her Harpies quickly donned their Cyber Shields to augment their defenses.
The Harpie Lady Sisters formed a triangle and converged their energies, sending a powerful blast at some Orichalcos Soldiers. "Triangle Ecstasy Spark!" The ladies quickly vaporized the enemies.
Yasmin dashed forward slashing up some Neo-Rajita soldiers. She turned stabbing a Draconian Guardian and slicing up a Brute's throat. She hastily bumrushed through some Foxzards slashing them with her sword.
Equipping herself with Magic Formula, Tea augmented her magical power and unleashed an immense magic beam that wiped out a whole bunch of Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors.
Dai-Valkyrie Makemake created illusion clones of about 30 to throw off Neo-Rajita soldiers. As her clones worked over the aliens, the real Makemake flew up sending small purple projectile beams, dismembering and vaporizing the aliens. She then flew down unleashing a whip to take out the the few remaining aliens that tried to attack her.
Balling some sand into her right hand, Dai-Valkyrie Haumea made a giant boxing glove to punch out a few Brutes and Orichalcos Gigas back. She raised her hand, summoning a wall of sand to block out plasma blasts from the aliens. She pressed her hand on the sand wall, pushing out sand spikes that pierced through and dismembered more aliens.
"That the best you freaks got?!" Haumea boasted. She flew through the sand and joined Makemake in neutralizing their Neo-Rajita opponents.
Watching the Dai-Valkyrie Kuipers in action, Tristan sighed with relief. "Boy, am I glad we have those two helping us out."
"Likewise. I hope Yugi and the others are doing fine now," Tea muttered.
"Knowing them, they've probably found others to help them out. Let's keep mowing these freaks down!"
Tea readied her magical staff and nodded. "Right!"
"Send them to hell, Red Dragon Archfiend! Blazing Crimson Hell Flare!" shouted Jack, commanding his dragon to send an immense hellfire blast that wiped out some Paradais crystal monsters.
Chazz looked up as he just noticed Seto, Lyn, Dai-Valkyrie Varuna, and Dai-Valkyrie Quaoar descend at their exact location. Seto sighted some crystallized monsters popping out from a wall of crystals and fired a white blast from his mouth.
"Burst Stream of Destruction!" He took out the crystallized monsters.
Dai-Valkyrie Varuna flew down slicing through some Orichalcos and Neo-Rajita soldiers attempting to block her path. Quaoar covered for Varuna by sending vines from her wrists and quickly subdued the aliens.
Not too far from the area, Varuna noticed some bystanders being led away by Kasumi Mizuhara, Reika, Chun, Nuriko, and Lily. She was bewildered to not only see some of her self defense students, but two of her martial arts rivals taking the bystanders to safe grounds.
Thanks, guys. Never thought I'd see you sticking your neck out. Varuna's thoughts were interrupted when she saw a hovercraft heading toward them. "Hang on!"
The hovercraft shot a guided beam toward Kasumi, who wasn't prepared to move.
Just in time, Varuna intervened and deflected the beam with her battle ax, sending it right back at the hovercraft. The beam blew up the mechanized craft. Stunned, Kasumi looked up as Varuna turned to face her eye to eye.
"Thanks..." Kasumi murmured.
"Go, you and your crew better get these people someplace safe," Varuna instructed.
The red-headed fighting champion complied and took charge leading the female fighters in upholding their responsibility. Varuna smirked coolly, feeling good about herself by issuing an order to her fighting rival.
Once this is all over, I just might take up that offer to fight you for that belt of yours, champ. Varuna thought, shifting her focus vertically as she glided up to help Quaoar and Lyn take out a few hovercrafts. Twirling her ax, she shot forward and sliced the hovercraft in two. "Who's next?! I'm just getting started!"
Lyn lobbed magical blasts, one-shotting a hovercraft. "Seems you're having fun."
"Let's see who takes out the most hovercrafts. The winner has to buy the loser dinner, a drink, and a massage."
"Oh, you're on, Tyra!"
Quaoar sweatdropped. "Oh, you two..."
Seto shifted to his Kaibaman form as he reconvened with Jack and Chazz.
"Looks like things are going well here," Seto said.
"For now, I get the feeling things are just gonna escalate soon," Jack replied. "We better get ready for whatever comes."
Chazz concurred. "Right."
"Heh, your girlfriend and her friends are having a blast out there, mate."
Overhearing Lyn and Varuna's explicit banter, Seto tried to drown them out. "Hn. Let them have their fun. We're all gonna have more fun when this is all over."
Shinjuku District/8:35 PM
Larry, Mika, and Hayata managed to take down some of the Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors. But, their luck ran out as clones of the original Parasimon X surrounded them shooting plasma beams at them. Remembering how treacherous Parasimon X was when invading his mind, Larry went on an angry rampage and dashed at a Parasimon X and tore through the clone with his bare hands.
"The last face I ever wanted to see again was definitely yours!" Larry roared, shoving a psionic-powered object down the Parasimon X's mouth. He jumped far back to let the object discharge, making the creature pop and explode into pieces.
Reluctant to attack a Parasimon X, Mika recalled the painful memories of her troubled childhood due to Parasimon X's mental infiltration. All it took was Larry to remind her of her pride and inner strength.
Mika screamed angrily and charged at the Parasimon. She punched the creature's face so hard she sent it flying through several buildings nearby. She raced fast, outpacing the creature's flight and swerved right over to kick him up into the air. She jumped up throwing her fan up as it sliced through the Parasimon X's torso.
Hayata grabbed a Parasimon X and tossed it into wall. He then threw an assortment of metal objects, stabbing and pinning the creature against the wall. He raced toward the immobilized mutant and landed a headbutt, using a headbutt to effectively crush Parasimon X's forehead.
To the Chimera's surprise, Dai-Valkyries Eris and Ixion dropped in to help them.
"Eris? Ixion?" Hayata acknowledged the presence of the Kuipers.
Larry called to them. "Taylor! Jami! You two came just in time to help us take these guys out!"
Eris popped her knuckles and promptly pulled out her lasso. "Ready to round up some zit-faced freaks, Ixion?"
"The sooner I don't have to look at their faces, the better," Ixion said, taking out some poison arrows.
As Ixion aided Mika and Hayata, Eris joined Larry in the fights.
Ensnaring one Parasimon X with her lasso, Eris pulled it forward and clocked it in the face hard sending him crashing through a few buildings. She spun around elbowing another in the face.
Larry helped blast another back using a psionic-powered object that exploded near the mutant's feet.
Ixion shot a couple down with her poison arrows.
"Let's keep it up, guys and gals!" Eris encouraged her entourage.
Ixion replied. "What she said! Don't get discouraged by their numbers!"
Mika shouted at the aliens. "C'mon!"
"Brace yourselves!" Larry pointed to another large assortment of Parasimon X heading their way.
The two Dai-Valkyrie Kuipers and the Chimeras headed off to neutralize the Parasimon X army.
Sarayashiki and Shibuya Districts/8:40 PM
Rinku, Touya, Suzaka, Aoshi, Cammy, Shingo, Shura, and Lien finished clearing the area of the Meikai warriors.
"Yeah, that's what you get for messing with us!" Rinku cried out, puffing up his chest.
"Don't celebrate prematurely, Rinku. We still have many areas to scour," Touya said.
Cammy probed a large gather of Youki on their far right. "Yeah, there's plenty more lurking about. Shingo, are you up to more action?"
Moonlight Knight replied, readying his white rose whip. "Yeah, I'm so getting used to this!"
"Guys!" Yui called from above as the group looked up to see ShadowMetalGarurumon descending with Yui and Nadeshiko.
"Yui! How's Yusuke?" asked Aoshi.
"Last I left, he was about to get into a fight with some demons. He'll be good to go, but we need to check out the Spirit World portal," Yui said.
Picking up TobuCatmon, Lien chirped. "Is that where we'll find Kohana?"
"Yeah, are you up to helping us rescue her?" Cammy asked the alien girl.
"I see you're taking Nadeshiko with us," Aoshi noted the half-demon dragon child sitting behind Yui.
"With the power we've seen from her, I think she'll be a great asset."
"You kids go on and save that friend of yours," Suzaka said. "We'll take care of the mooks running loose here."
"If you don't mind, I'll join you," Shura suggested.
"Sure, we'd like that," Cammy said.
Nodding, Yui replied. "Thanks, we appreciate it." She shifted over to her Neo-Spirit team. "C'mon, guys. Let's move!"
After the Neo-Spirit Detectives headed off to general area near the Spirit World portal, the three demons scoured through the city initiating their Meikai demon hunt.
(Cue Onimusha Dawn of Dreams OST – Jubei Yagyu Red Theme)
After separating from his crew, Rinku dashed across a ravaged street only to find himself barricaded by Cultivated Humans. He readied his yo-yos, shooting them forward and slicing apart the soft-bodied creatures. After making short work of them, Rinku prepared to head off and he saw some fighting going on.
"What's going over here? There's two Youki fighting. Better check this out!" Rinku yelled out as he stormed ahead to investigate. When he got there, he saw Kuro Momotaro attacking what appeared to be a cute demon girl with a monkey tail & ears, short brown hair, blue eyes, pink shirt, and blue shorts. "Hey, I remember her from the Makai tournament! What's her name... um... um..." He stuttered until her name came back fresh in his mind. "Sasuga!"
Her ears twitched upon hearing that familiar voice. "...Rinku?"
"Your guard's down, little bitch!" Momotaro roared, grabbing Sasuga's shirt as he prepared to gut her with his sword.
"Drop her, you jerk!" Rinku shouted, lunging forward as he hit Momotaro's face with a yo-yo.
As Momotaro fell back, he dropped the monkey demon girl. Rinku jumped up catching her fall. He slid across the asphalt and held her.
"Son a bitch! You interrupted my kill!" snapped the blonde-haired demon.
Rinku gasped. "Momotaro? I thought you were dead."
"Me and the boys are back to have a little fun and make human world our own demon haven! I would've asked you and Chuu to join us, but you got soft joining that punk-ass Yusuke Urameshi and his crew. This bitch turned down my offer. So, looks like I'll be cutting up two traitors."
"So, that's why we were able to sense that familiar Youki.
"Rinku," Sasuga whimpered, grabbing a hold of Rinku's shirt. "Be careful. He's stronger than he was before."
"Kinda figured that if Arago revived him. Momotaro, you want a fight? You got one."
Momotaro laughed as he pulled out three orbs. "Hah! Man, you're just asking for it! I think you're familiar with these back in the Dark Tournament?"
"Yeah, those are Steaming Spheres that Suzaka gave you. So what? He told me all about the items he gave you and the others in Team Uratogi."
"Oh, then he did forget to tell you that these things can be combined to form a chimeric type of armor?"
"Um... that... he didn't tell me?"
With that, the arrogant warrior bit down on all three of his steaming spheres, eliciting the power of all three of his armors. The steam seeped into his body. Momotaro's appearance transformed right before Rinku and Sasuga's eyes.
"Hiei barely could survive against all three of my armors then. But, I was a low B-Class then. Now, thanks to Lord Arago, I'm an S-Class entity! Now, let's see if you two runts can survive when these three armors are combined. Chimeric Armor come forth!"
His new power up proves why he is an S-class demon now. Completing his Chimeric Armor transformation, his head became carnivorously wolf-like with long white hair, yellow bird wings jutting out from his back, and ape fur covering his arms, chest and legs.
"Now, behold, the power of the Chimeric Armor!" boasted the arrogant demon, who wasted no time gliding forward slashing at Rinku and Sasuga.
Rinku quickly pushed Sasuga aside, taking a slash to his right shoulder. He rolled across while favoring his bleeding shoulder.
"Rinku!" Sasuga screamed.
Licking his blood-covered claws, Momotaro cackled evilly. "Not so tough, ain't ya, kid? Now if you and your little girlfriend can hold still, I can make this quick!" He advanced over toward the two.
As Sasuga prepared to take a stand, Rinku stood in her way.
"Don't do this, Rinku!"
"I've gotta man-up something... just as Chuu would tell me."
"Then, Chuu can find you and your friend here laying in a pool of blood!" Momotaro screeched like a bird as he dashed forward ready to tear the two apart.
Grinning, Rinku was ready to meet his fate, but not now...
"Sasuga, get the yo-yos from my back."
Overhearing him, Sasuga saw two yo-yos hanging from the back of his shirt. She snatched them and watched him shooting a yo-yo from his tongue. He hit Momotaro in the face with it.
Nodding, the monkey girl jumped over him and shot the two yo-yos striking Momotaro's crotch. Momotaro howled painfully, jumping around and grabbing his crotch.
"Yeah! Nice shot, Sasuga!" Rinku laughed.
"Oh, you brats... (cough) are gonna... (cough) pain for that!" The Chimeric armor-wearing demon seethed while trying to resist the pain shooting through his crotch.
"C'mon, Sasuga! Now's our chance!"
The two demons bumrushed Momotaro, who took to the air. They threw their yo-yos attempting to catch and hit him with. Rinku went all out using sixteen yo-yos, using not just his hands but his toes as well. Sasuga could only use eight, which was once Rinku's limit before becoming an S-Class.
"Ugh, these brats!" Momotaro snapped.
"I've become stronger myself since the Dark Tournament, Momotaro! Try some of my Sixteen Serpent Yo-Yos!"
Momotaro desperately kept evading the yo-yos and the strings.
"Let's keep it up, Sasuga! We'll get him!"
The two combined their yo-yo strings and soaked the strings with their combined Youki. The Youki-imbued strings ensnared Momotaro and started dissolving his armor.
"No... no! Curse you, brats!" Momotaro roared as the strings tore through him, ripping him to pieces.
Rinku and Sasuga both fell back together breathing hard, just now exhausting their energies.
"We did it, Rinku."
"Yeah, but that cost us a bit of our energies... it was worth it." He smiled like a goof, facing Sasuga forward.
She giggled at his funny face. You know, he's not so bad. He's got cool skills and he's a funny goof. "Oh... don't we have to find your friends?"
"You're right. C'mon, follow me."
(Cue Onimusha Dawn of Dreams OST – Ohatsu's Theme)
After taking out some Meikai soldiers, Touya was standing face to face with one of the four evil Saint Beasts, Seiryuu. Two demons with matching elements finally crossed paths. Their surrounding environment, including an entire city block, became covered in sheets of ice as both unleashed their full Youki power.
"You must be Seiryuu, a master manipulator of the ice techniques, and one of the four Saint Beasts I've heard from countless stories. I'd say it's an honor, but you sold yourself out to Arago."
"Feh, don't sell me short, hypocrite. You've aligned yourself with our enemies Yusuke Urameshi and his entourage. For that, I shall punish you and your penalty with death!" Seiryuu bellowed, throwing several punches in under a second while projecting an energy of ice toward Touya.
Touya sidestepped Seiryuu's attack easily and rebuked. "I had respect for you until I learned of your true character. You only value power above all else and spit on the weak." He formed an ice dagger in his right hand. "After all, you did kill one of your own Saint Beasts!"
Seiryuu laughed. "He was but a fool beneath me! Wouldn't surprise me if he gets himself killed again! Ice Dragon!" He punched again, shooting out a quick ice beam, which Touya evaded by phasing out. "Yes, your status as a shinobi is much to be feared, but you're way over your heads against a true ice master!"
Touya rematerialized on Seiryuu's right side and thrust his ice blade into the dragon. He stabbed Seiryuu's side, prompting the Saint Beast to forcefully move back.
"Shards of Ice!" Touya expelled thousands of ice shards toward Seiryuu.
Seiryuu quickly evaded the incoming shards and jumped up on top of a frozen slope. He slid down as Touya pursued him. Touya pressed both hands on the ground, summoning a pair of ice spires from the ground.
"Cold Spires!" He called out.
Seiryuu narrowly dodged the spires and kicked them hard break them apart. He turned around, raising one hand over his head. He conjured an ice mist that formed and solidified into an Asian dragon made of ice.
"Engulf the traitor! Frozen Seiryuu!" He sent the ice dragon forward.
Touya stopped as the ice dragon opened its mouth and prepared to eat him. The dragon quickly swallowed Touya and swooped up roaring.
"Success. Now die in the belly of my beast!" Seiryuu roared.
Suddenly, the ice dragon's belly bloated up causing it to explode. Touya emerged wearing a thin white aura, which allowed him to absorb Seiryuu's dragon's power.
"You're a fool to fight me using ice techniques since mine greatly exceed yours."
"Hah, arrogant pup! You'll learn your place!" Seiryuu snarled, growing irritated with Touya's lack of respect. "Fight me hand to hand!" He beckoned Touya to come down for a hand to hand engagement.
As Touya descended, Seiryuu had other plans and sneaked a tiny coat of energy in his left hand. Touya drew closer, but unbeknownst to him Seiryuu was preparing an underhanded tactic.
"You fell for my trap!" Seiryuu threw a thin ice beam, but Touya was barely able to evade it. "So close." He grumbled.
Touya formed an ice blade and slashed at Seiryuu. Their auras clashed, causing more ice to spread further out over the city block. As the two slid past each other, Touya stood breaking his ice dagger. Seiryuu's head slid off his shoulders. Both his head and body hit the ground while breaking up like shards of glass.
"For a master, you're so short-sighted," scoffed Touya.
"Hahahah, you think so?! I'm not done yet, fool!"
Alarmed, Touya spun around and watched mist form from the broken ice shards. The mist formed and solidified into an Asian ice dragon, but was several meters longer. Sighting Touya, the giant dragon bellowed fiercely and swiftly propelled toward him ready to tear him apart.
"Great..." Touya muttered. "Why didn't I expect this?"
(Cue Onimusha Dawn of Dreams OST – Tenkai's Theme)
Having transformed, Gouki unveiled his demon form, now looking like a horned red-brown oni with shaggy black hair. With him was Makintaro. Both demons charged to attack Shishiwakamaru and Suzaka.
"You're mine, pretty boy!" Gouki snarled, preparing to grab the demon swordsman.
Shishiwakamaru made short work of Gouki, slicing him up into pieces.
"Hahah, much thanks for letting me on your team. Let em repay the favor for making us lose!" Makintaro turned his right hand into an ax and slashed at Suzaka.
"If my memory serves me right, you lost for us first, idiot," Suzaka followed up by shooting a rainbow blast that blew Makintaro apart. He rubbed the bridge of his nose and snorted. "At least I won a match for our team as an old geezer. That's humiliating enough. Losers like you should stay dead."
"That was... monotonous. Even those Meikai soldiers put up a better fight."
"Agreed, Yusuke and his boys must be having more fun than we are," Suzaka said, looking up and eyeing the portal in the sky where Spirit World was. "Let's hope they can get up there in time. I don't think Arago's gonna sit up on his throne for much longer."
Chuu bellowed like mad as he headbutted a Meikai soldier hard enough to kill him. He threw him aside on top of a stack of demon soldiers.
"Want to send more blokes at me?! C'mon, I'm ready!" He turned as Genbu was backing away, not realizing whom he was picking a fight with. "Your soldier boys are done, ya rock-faced thing."
"Thing? I'm Genbu, one of the four Saint Beasts of Maze Castle! You will not refer to me as a 'thing'!" He yelled back despite the reluctance in his tone. He truly wanted nothing more to do with Chuu and prepared to retreat.
"What are scared for? Scared to die? You blokes waged this war on us! You brought this on yourself, boy!" Chuu roared as he grabbed Genbu and headbutted him a few times. He then landed the hardest headbutt he ever delivered, which broke Genbu into pieces.
Chuu noted the red glowing stone near Genbu's remains and picked it up.
"This pretty ol' thing. Ah, this is the heart you stone demons need to keep going. Don't mind if I hold onto it?" He fiddled with the red stone as Genbu pieced himself together.
"Hey, give that back!"
"You want it? Come get it!"
Genbu raced forward to try snatching it, but Chuu punched the red stone to break it into pieces. Genbu's body exploded as a result.
"Bugger, is that all?" Chuu snorted. He looked over his shoulder as other Meikai soldiers fled away. "Where do y'all think your going, boys?! We're just getting started!" He laughed joyfully and charged after them like a bull.
Jin unleashed a powerful tornado attack and easily blew Ichigaki through a building. He left the giant troll demon laying under heavy debris. He turned around sweeping away numerous Cultivated Humans and Meikai soldiers.
"Anyone else want some?!" Jin demanded, glancing over his shoulder to see Loki the Nekomata and his crew running off.
"Uncle! Uncle! We surrender!" Loki hollered, waving a white flag overhead.
Shaking his head, Jin threw a strong wind, catching Loki, Swyne, Tambo, and Lilith. He then smashed them into a dumpster and closed it over them.
"I just love taking out the trash."
(Cue Onimusha Dawn of Dreams OST – Roberto's Theme)
Mukuro decided to sit out while Hiei confronted Zeru.
"I'll let you handle this. Don't wish to soil my hands with this weak fool."
Hiei grinned, brandishing his sword. "Arago wasted his time bringing you morons back. Even if he blessed you with stronger Youki powers, your strength still pales to mine, even now."
Igniting his whole body in flames, Zeru hastily charged him. "We'll see when I finally kill you, Hiei!"
Sighing, Hiei merely tilted his sword and made a single sword swipe.
He quickly cut through Zeru in half and made him explode. A burst of black flames erupted from Zeru as his body dissolved into dust.
Mukuro remarked with a bored look. "I counted 20 consecutive sword slashes."
"Your eyesight as keen as ever. You counted correct."
"Good to know I'm not aging anytime soon."
Sheathing his sword, Hiei looked up to the portal above them. "I can feel him. Arago's waiting."
"Whether his patience wears thin remains to be seen."
"I expect Yusuke or Yui to make it there first. It could very well be the girl with her wolf transport."
"Come. Let's continue sweeping these streets," Mukuro pointed to the Nukekubi and Cacodemons flooding the streets near their location.
Hiei coated his fists with black flames. "You want to continue sitting back?"
"No, this time I'm ready to dirty my hands."
After splitting up from Maya, Mizuno, and Brimstone, Kurama and Yomi were confronted by Roto and Ura Urashima. Like Mukuro, Yomi decided to let the red-haired fox resolve 'business' with two old enemies.
"Die!" Roto hissed, preparing to behead Kurama.
All it took was Kurama whipping his hair around as a vine came out and ensnared Roto's neck. The vine began strangling Roto to death, leaving Ura Urashima to fight Kurama.
"I...I'm not afraid of you, especially since you ain't relying on that sliver-haired freak to bail ya out!" The arrogant humanoid demon laughed as he threw his fishing line at Kurama.
Kurama evaded the fishing line and threw a rose whip to counter.
Urashima countered by summoning a giant fish demon from a box. The demon fish propelled toward Kurama and prepared to devour him. Kurama hastily hacked up the fish into pieces with his rose whip.
"You're not fooling me, illusion beast. I'm already aware of your techniques!" He noted Urashima desperately reeling in his fishing line. "Take your dishonor back to your grave!" He shot a seed from his sleeve and implanted Urashima in the chest with it.
Urashima's form transformed, revealing his true form: a red skinned pig-like demon. "And what's that gonna do?!"
"This." With that snap of his finger, a giant red flower tore through Urashima's chest like a chestbuster. He fell dead as Kurama watched Roto stop twitching.
"Marvelous, Kurama. But, to think these low-level demon trash once pushed your limits. Thus, that's the price you pay for transferring your fox spirit into a human body."
"I worked my way back to my top form, Yomi, as you can tell."
Yomi smirked. "Indeed."
"Though, at this point, I don't think we'll make it to Spirit World. Yusuke and/or Yui may reach Arago before either of us."
"It's to be expected, Kurama. Let's continue neutralizing the rest of Arago's forces."
Kurama and Yomi turned watching Meikai soldiers rolling in demonic tanks.
Having split up from Brimstone and Mizuno, Maya found herself confronted by a nightmare from her past. Yatsude, the demon who kidnapped her before, gazed over her with a sadistic grin, which revealed his buck teeth.
"Not you again..." Maya grimaced. "You're the only thing I didn't want to remember after Kurama restored my memories."
"You've changed quite a bit since we last met, human girl."
"Hate to break it do you, but I'm hardly a human anymore."
"I don't sense Youki from you, but you're right. I smell foreign blood of a different species from you."
Maya furrowed her brows as a green aura formed over her body. "You have no idea. I'm not the weak girl you can kidnap so easily!"
"Yes, I sense a great deal of power from you! Show me this new strength of yours!" Yatsude boasted as he charged forward to grab her.
Maya instinctively dodged Yatsude's hand and jumped up forging an energy blade from her right hand.
Maya easily slayed Yatsude by beheading him with a quick stroke of her fist blade. She landed behind Yatsude's remains and picked up his head.
"This is taking advantage of me, you sickly creature," she muttered coldly, burning his head with her Rajita power. She turned around to see Brimstone and Mizuno fighting two other demons.
Gama tried catching Brimstone with his paint techniques. Brimstone easily overcame this using his flame shield and quickly incinerated Gama.
"GAH!" Gama howled before being dissolved by the flames.
Mizuno covered her nose simply getting near Bakken's sweaty body.
"Don't like a man's perspiration, babe?" Bakken grinned perversely, flexing his whole body as more sweat drenched out.
"No, but I'll borrow some of that sickly sweat," Mizuno said, waving her hands around as she promptly removed the sweat from his body. She gathered the amassed sweat and compressed it with a giant ball of water, combining them into a large ball of water.
Bakken felt his body weakening from the moisture from drained from his body. "Wh...what's happening?! What are you doing to me?!" He saw his body beginning to shrivel up.
"Big mistake going against someone who can manipulate liquids. Releasing that ever so 'manly' sweat is just inviting me to take it and add it to my water bending techniques," Mizuno threw the water ball at Bakken.
"Wait, don't...!" Bakken tried catching the ball, but his body grew so weak he couldn't stop it from crushing him against a wall.
Mizuno turned away disgusted. "Yuck. Manly you say? And please don't ever call me babe, ass."
"Good work, guys! We've cleared this area," Maya approached Brimstone and Mizuno. "Say, are you ok, Mizuno?"
Mizuno shuddered in response.
"Don't mind her," Brimstone added. "I suggest we find Kurama, Hiei, or Kuwabara's groups. It might be time we start finding a way to Spirit World."
Nodding, Maya looked up at the portal. "As long as that portal stays open, that is..."
Kuwabara and Tsukimaru were caught in a skirmish with Byakko and Risho. The latter two demons seemingly appeared to be on the same page. Then, Risho noticed Byakko stopped short of attacking Kuwabara.
"What are you doing?! He's right where you have him!" Risho snapped.
Byakko growled, glancing over his shoulder.
"What are you growling at me for, you dumb beast?! Kill Kuwabara!"
Kuwabara looked at both demons. A sneaky grin formed on his face.
"Kill the colleague of the demon who avenged my death? You're the fool to have tagged along with me!" Byakko bellowed, quickly slashing at Risho.
Risho narrowly dodged Byakko's reach. "You traitorous beast! Fine, I'll finish you first!" Before he initiated his attack, Kuwabara lunged forward and swung his Spirit Sword, clubbing and sending Risho flying through a building.
Risho screamed like a girl as he flew out the other side of the building.
"Mind telling me what's going on?" Tsukimaru inquired.
Byakko turned around, looking down at Kuwabara. "Normally, I'd rip you to shreds after you humiliated me back in Maze Castle. And before Seiryuu killed me, I was ready to finish you, but all that changed when Hiei avenged my death."
"I witnessed it from the other side. My respect to him and especially you, human." He pulled Kuwabara forward and shook his hand, nearly crushing poor Kuwabara's hand with a tight grip.
"Ow..! Um, thanks... ow!" Kuwabara cringed as his face turned red. "You're breaking my hand!"
As Byakko released his grip, Tsukimaru addressed them both. "An interesting development. Though, it's uncommon for a demon to be won over by a human. I believe this happened with Hiei, Chuu, and the others."
"But, what about the other Saint Beasts? If they find out you betrayed them..."
"Forget them. Don't we have invading demons to take care?" Byakko said, sharpening his claws.
Kuwabara replied. "We sure do." He shifted his view to the sky and eyed the portal. "Now if we can find a way to get up to Spirit World."
"Arago's up there. Whoever reaches him first will have to fight him," Byakko stated. "And he has no intention of letting anyone usurp him from his throne."
"Yeah, but if King Enma couldn't defeat him... who can?" Tsukimaru wondered.
"It all comes down to Urameshi or Yui... especially if Yui can go all Tenyou again."
Kairen while riding on Helen skewered a bunch of fleeing humans during his charge across Sarayashiki. He impaled one human and slashed another. As he and Helen turned a corner, they stopped when a large framed individual seemed to block their path.
(Cue Tatsunoko vs Capcom OST – Yami II)
"Who dares to barricade me?" Kairen demanded, getting off Helen. His eyes narrowed to get a clearer view of the individual.
"Hello, Kairen. It's been a long time."
"Could it be...?" Kairen growled when he recognized the man's tone. "Toguro?"
"Senselessly slaughtering humans for your own sick pleasure? You haven't changed."
A twisted, evil grin adorned Kairen's disgusting features. "So says the hypocrite who turned himself into a demon. Don't you look down on me for killing humans when you've also spilled human blood."
"The difference is that I didn't do it out of pleasure. There are humans who're bigger monsters than either of us," Toguro stepped out as a light post's light revealed his presence.
"I knew you'd never follow through and become a full monster like me. There were a few attachments you couldn't bear letting go. Tell me, does it still hurt that I slaughtered your students like farm animals?!"
Kairen's sickening words didn't seem to faze him though one couldn't tell from the shades Toguro wore. Toguro removed his long-sleeved coat, unveiling his muscled upper frame.
"Kairen, this is between you and me now. I'm going to send you back where you belong."
"I'd like to see you try!" Kairen hissed back. He whistled to Helen and mounted the beast. He ordered Helen to charge at Toguro, who readily took on a battle stance.
Toguro clenched his right hand into a fist. As Helen lunged forward with Kairen, Toguro roared and punched Helen's chest. Kairen quickly hopped off Helen and witnessed Toguro punching her in half.
"Once again, I'm terribly sorry your fate has to be at my hand," the large man conveyed regret for now giving Helen a mercy killing. "May King Koenma reincarnate you a more peaceful life and make you forget all these terrible atrocities." He released his Youki aura, which burned Helen into dust. "Now, as I was just saying... this is between you and me, Kairen."
"Heh, yes, because you have no chance ever facing Lord Arago!"
"I won't need to since Yusuke and his cohorts will."
"Then, let us finish our lifelong feud!" Kairen cackled, brandishing his sword. "But, remember, it was I who made you the monster you've become!"
Flexing his whole body, Toguro howled and pumped his body up to 100 percent. He hastily dashed forward and engaged Kairen. With a mere reflex of their demonic powers, they rattled all of Sarayashiki. And their powers could be felt as far as Yusuke's current battle location.
(Cue Pokemon 2000 OST – Zapdos & Articuno)
Yusuke was on the receiving end of a double team attack from his first major enemies, Rando and Suzaku. With both now S-Class demons, they were better able to keep up with Yusuke. Suzaku used his flute to amass Makai insects to swarm around Yusuke. But, Raizen's descendant easily dissolved the insect swarm with a mere flex of his demon aura.
"You two bastards really upped your demon levels, but what about some new tricks up your sleeves?!" Yusuke dared them.
Suzaku and Rando both chuckled when hearing Yusuke's demand.
"Shall we, Suzaku?"
"Be careful what you wish for, Yusuke Urameshi, because you're going to get it!"
The Saint Beast leader pressed his hands together and began multiplying himself. He formed his usual seven that Yusuke was accustomed to. Then, he formed 14. Then, he formed 21.
Damn, my math skills are crap, but he's going by sevens! He's gone way, way past 7 at this point! Ok, I'll give the bastard props for this. Yusuke watched as Suzaku formed a complete set of 49.
"Behold, Yusuke, bow as an S-Class demon, I've been able to conjure up 49! Behold, the Prism of Seven Times Seven!"
Murugu chortled. "Aren't they just lovely, dear Yusuke?"
Rando laughed, readily coating his finger with Youki. "That's fifty for me, chump!" He aimed for Yusuke. "Dodge this! Demon Gun!"
The real Suzaku beckoned his clone army. "You have nowhere to go, Yusuke! Prism of Seven Times Seven Torment!" He and his 48 clones fired lightning arrows as they all converged on Yusuke.
"CRAP!" Yusuke yelped as he jumped up, evading the incoming projectiles.
An entire section of buildings were taken out followed by an explosive blast that sent Yusuke flying into the air.
"Murugu now while we have the chance!" Suzaku shouted as he jumped up with his pet following him. "Combine with me!" He said with a red aura outlining his body.
Murugu formed a green aura as she merged with Suzaku, combining their powers and attributes.
Completing their merger and gaining Murugu's power, Suzaku's appearance changed drastically. He now gained feather armor that looked similar to his pet bird and also received wings. His antennas became longer and went straight backward.
"Behold Yusuke, the Murugu Armor!" Suzaku declared as he flew over to Yusuke and shot him with a lightning arrow, sending the ex-Detective plunging through a ravaged building. "Now, attack him! Don't give him the chance to recover!"
The other 48 Suzakus readied lightning arrows and fired. "Prism of Seven Times Seven Torment!"
Rando followed through with his attack. "Demon Gun!"
All the attacks converged and bombarded the ravaged area where Yusuke was seemingly buried. Another big explosive erupted and created a shockwave that knocked away light posts (including other standing formations).
"Yes, that should do it! Hahaha!" Rando laughed cruelly. "How do you like that, Yusuke Urameshi?! We've avenged our loss to you!"
Suzaku smiled at their handiwork and descended next to his 48 clones. "Indeed, we have made names for ourselves by killing Raizen's descendant. Lord Arago and Long will surely be pleased."
Enki was defeated and left unconsciousness. The reason being was Long, who transformed into his multi-headed, ten-foot tall Taiyoukai form. His central head conveyed satisfaction having conquered Makai's king. He changed back to his normal form and turned around sensing Raizen's presence.
"I'll leave you to your friend, Makai king. What a joke. You couldn't handle my monster form. Alas, I have some business with attend to," Long chortled as he vanished.
"Raizen... Yusuke..." weakly murmured Enki.
Near the Spirit World Portal/8:55 PM
The Neo-Spirit Detectives assembled on the tallest building closest to the portal. Nonetheless, their location was still out of reach to the Spirit World portal.
"We can get up there no problem with ShadowMetalGarurumon," Yui established her sight on the portal. "The rest of you need to hang on tight."
"Ready whenever you are," Aoshi complied.
Moonlight Knight gulped when looking down. "W-We're really high up here, guys!"
"We'll make it, Shingo. We're the only ones who can now," Cammy said.
"Let's go already! Lien want to save Kohana now!" Lien cried out.
"I definitely speak for your enthusiastic friend here," Shura added.
"Hold on!" Came two voices behind them.
The group turned as they sighted Yasha and Selipa approaching them.
"Yasha-momma!" Nadeshiko called to her.
"If you're going up to face Arago, you'll need strong S-Class beings on your side," Yasha said. "Yui, this is the opportune moment for you to fully gain control of the driver's seat and master your Tenyou power. It'll be instrumental if you wish to exorcise Arago out of your friend."
Nodding, Yui looked down herself. "Yeah, I can't have doubt anymore. This really is the time to make things right. This is the only chance we're ever going to get to get Kohana back."
"Also the only chance we're going to get Kyo's soul back as well as his siblings," Selipa asserted.
"All right, hang on tight, you two," Yui said as Yasha and Selipa clung onto ShadowMetalGarurumon's sides. "Go on, ShadowMetalGarurumon! To the portal!"
(Cue Onimusha Dawn of Dreams OST – Fushimi Castle)
With that, ShadowMetalGarurumon lifted off the building and proceeded through the portal into the Spirit World.
Upon entering, the black-armored wolf landed and let everyone off. Yui & ShadowMetalGarurumon, Cammy, Aoshi, Moonlight Knight, Shura, Lien & TobuCatmon, Yasha, Selipa, and Nadeshiko amassed not too far from Arago's dark palace.
Cammy winced feeling Arago's powerful Youki permeating out of the palace.
"Cammy!" Moonlight Knight tended to the Miko.
"Arago's... power has gotten immense... more than we last encountered him," Cammy resolved to overcome the demon's power from poisoning her. Her Digital Priestess light cleansed the demonic aura trying to harm her and Moonlight Knight. "Stay close to me, Shingo. We're the only humans here now."
"Since I'm a Tenyou now," Yui said. It's so surreal I'm not a full human anymore. Now, I know how Yusuke must've felt. Yusuke and his team aren't here yet... looks like we're really on our own here. Balling up her fists, she gained the resolve to boldly shout without hesitation. "ARAGO, WE'RE HERE TO GET KOHANA AND HER BROTHERS BACK! I KNOW YOU CAN HEAR ME! LET'S SETTLE THIS!"
Yasha sighed. "Yep, that'll get his attention."
Standing from his throne, Arago casted a terrifying albeit determined glare toward the front gates. An evil and sedated grin formed on his ghostly pale face.
"Did you hear her, Kohana? Your friends are here to save you. Oh, but they're welcome to try," Arago deeply inhaled and hovered off his throne. A dark Youki aura materialized over the Taiyoukai lord, which dissolved pieces of tattered cloth hanging from his palace ceiling. With a mere flex of a hand wave, the front doors flew open.
Now gaining a clear view of his opposition, Arago was ready to confront them on his new royal turf.
"Kohana...?!" Lien screamed as she raced over to meet her, but TobuCatmon stopped her.
"Arago, this is it! We're ending this!" Yui shouted.
"Indeed, but shouldn't you also be worried for your friends below us?" Arago chortled as with the snap of his fingers eight black orbs materialized. "There's seven apparitions just itching for revenge on your friends. Take shape and return to ravage human world, the Taiyoukai eight!" He made the eight orbs descend to Tokyo.
"Not those guys again!" Aoshi exclaimed.
"The Taiyoukai eight?! The others better be ready for them!" Yasha shouted.
Yui turned around and glared intently toward Arago. "You bastard...!"
Cammy readied her staff. "This time there's no turning back for us."
Arago laughed. "Indeed, now let us begin our engagement!" As he raised his arms, he produced an overabundance of black lightning that spread and bombarded the unholy grounds, forcing the Neo-Spirit Detectives and the others to take cover.
Yui hopped onto ShadowMetalGarurumon as they swerved around incoming dark lightning blasts. As Yui's D-3 activated, she and her partner merged to become Lady Lupin.
"I know this form won't do much, but anything will do!" Lady Lupin declared, setting her sights on Arago. I really delve deep and bring that Tenyou side out again. Don't fail on me now!
Sarayashiki and Shibuya Districts/9:00 PM
Chuu, Shishiwakamaru, and Suzaka were grossly taken aback when Ironclaw, the armadillo Taiyoukai, reappeared ready to take revenge on the Spirit Detectives.
"Don't tell me Arago managed to find the souls of the eight Taiyoukai lords!" Suzaka exclaimed.
"The bastard's going all out with the big guns, mates," Chuu growled.
Ironclaw breathed deep after uncoiling himself. "Oh yes! Thank you, Lord Arago! I won't fail you!" He set his sights on the three. "You three have what it takes? C'mon!" He folded his body into a ball and rolled toward the trio.
Madeira, the demonic wooden beast, materialized within the area where Maya, Mizuno, and Brimstone were standing.
"You've gotta be kidding me! The Taiyoukai lords?!" Maya yelled.
Brimstone remarked. "Arago's not playing anymore."
Mizuno scoffed. "Why am I not surprised?!"
Madeira raised his posture while towering over them. He let out a menacing roar and advanced on them.
Yeti, the ice gorilla, returned and was in the middle of a battle between Touya and Seiryuu.
"One of the eight Taiyoukai lords...?!" Distracted, Seiryuu left himself open for Touya to impale with his ice blade.
After slaying the ice dragon, Touya realized he was now alone to fight the Taiyoukai lord.
"Just my luck... I have to be alone with one of them..." Touya muttered, dropping to one knee. I'm not sure I can win now.
Tokage Keroro, the frog-bat hybrid, appeared at the exact location Jin was. The wind master paled in shock realizing not only was he alone but facing a Taiyoukai lord.
"Arago revived you jerk demon lords again?!" Jin gaped.
Tokage Keroro cackled evilly between a loud croak. "Ribbit, I'm hungry!"
Kurama and Yomi stood face to face with the revived Shishi, the demonic fuu dog, who just now established sights on the two demons.
"Now this I hadn't expected," Yomi remarked.
"Nonetheless, Arago's looking to end this war sooner than later if he's managed to revive these monsters," Kurama recalled being the victim of having his soul used to empower the eight Taiyoukai lords. "Now, I'll get the chance to fight one of them."
Relam, the falcon demon, appeared on top of a building where Hokushin, Natsume, and Kujo finished a bunch of Meikai soldiers. Relam veered his eyes on the three demons and flew ahead to engage them.
Hiei and Mukuro were greeted by their old adversary Cecaelia, the demonic water maiden.
"It's been a long time, hasn't it?" Cecaelia greeted them.
Hiei drew out his sword. "And you won't live long to see the next sunrise."
Mukuro took on a battle stance. "No doubt Arago's getting desperate. Your friends must've made it to Spirit World."
"Yeah, likely Yui. It can't be Yusuke since I can't sense him now."
Mukuro gasped. "What? You can't?"
"One minute I was able to sense his Youki and the next he's gone..." Hiei replied. Where the hell are you at, Detective?
Kiryu, the dragon Taiyoukai, appeared hanging above the vicinity near Toguro and Raizen's locations.
"Lord Arago, I thank you for granting us this second chance!" Kiryu declared. He shifted to his left and grinned evilly, revealing his sharp teeth. "Oh, Long, my brother... you're here. Seems you're on the hunt. I suppose I'll leave Yusuke to you. But, there are other powerful demons ripe with equally strong Youki for me to test my power on." He flew off following Raizen's Youki. It's you, Raizen! I'll get my chance to destroy your soul for good!
(Cue Jurassic Park OST – T-Rex Rescue and Finale)
The Suzaku 49 and Rando ceased movement as they felt the ground trembling under them. To their dismay, a burst of red energy blasted through the ground and sent an immense beam of light that shot up to the sky. Alarmed, the demons witnessed Yusuke floating out.
Using his Youki to propel himself out of the hole, Yusuke opened his eyes and grinned devilishly. The demon embellishments reappeared over his body, signifying the full release of his Mazoku power.
"You can't be...! You shouldn't have survived!" The main Suzaku sputtered out fearfully.
Rando growled as he aimed. "This time you're gonna stay dead! Demon-!"
Before Rando could click...
Yusuke caught Rando with a punch to his face. As he sent Rando flying back, he dashed forward dodging the Suzaku army's lightning arrows. He dodged each one and started punching out each one.
"Bet you assholes didn't anticipate this! You can make 1000 and it still wouldn't a difference! You guys are still weak sauce compared to me!" Yusuke howled. Then after punching out all 48, he caught up to the real Suzaku and clobbered him with a punch so hard he sent him flying up. "Now, let me show you how it's done!" He charged up Youki into his finger, aiming for both Suzaku and Rando. "DEMON GUN!" He fired an even bigger red beam that caught both Suzaku and Rando.
Both demons roared as the immense power overwhelmed them.
"And that's how it's done... what?!" Yusuke looked up and saw Long descending. "You!"
"Your mission won't go unfinished, servants," Long declared, leaking out Youki energy from his body. "Together, we will slay Yusuke Urameshi!"
Together?! Yusuke thought, watching Long beginning to assimilate Suzaku, Rando, and the Murugu armor.
(Cue Jurassic Park 3 OST – Clash of Extinction)
With a dark aura forming around him, the devious demon transformed thanks to his assimilation of Rando and Suzaku. He became slightly taller and his face jutted outward to closely resemble Shendu from Jackie Chan Adventures, along with his tail becoming longer. He gained long bloody hair like Rando's, two yellow antenna's similar to Suzaku's straight back on his cranium, Murugu's wings sprouted in his back, and he gained blue tribal markings around his body.
The merged dragon demon cackled evilly, flexing his body. "Assimilating Suzaku, Rando, and myself together... we create your strongest enemy! The last thing you remember before you die is OmegaLong!"
"First OmegaKiryu and now OmegaLong, you really are brothers to come up with such lame names!" Yusuke rebuked. "I don't care how of y'all combine, I'm taking your-!" Before he could finish his sentence...
...OmegaLong propelled so fast he caught Yusuke by the mouth and shot up taking him to where the portal was.
"Why don't we take this in Spirit World? It'll be a fitting place for your grave!" OmegaLong declared, laughing along the way.
Not too far from OmegaLong and Yusuke, Pegasus stopped to let Neo Moon and Raizen Jr. see the streak of dark light shooting up toward the portal.
RJ sensed his father's Youki as well as OmegaLong's. "That was my dad! Some big demon's got a hold of him!"
"They're going into that portal. Pegasus, we need to get there!" Neo Moon commanded.
"And we shall!" He flew ahead taking Neo Moon and RJ to their next destination.
"We're coming, dad!" RJ hollered.
Southern Digital Realm/Near wormhole/9:05 PM
(Cue Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum OST – Aerial Palace)
As the Digital World war pressed on, both sides were seemingly at a standstill. The Digi-Zombies played a factor in wearing down the Digimon and Duel Monster forces. This allowed ChaosGallantmon DM and the Demon Beast Generals to sneak past Omegamon BM, Imperialdramon PM, and Athenamon VM.
"At last, we've gotten through!" ChaosGallantmon DM boasted.
Tai called out to Omegamon BM. "He's getting through! Stop him!"
As Omegamon BM beelined toward the portal, Madoudramon TM interjected whilst cutting him off from the pass. He released VictoryDevidramon, who shot forward and headbutted Omegamon BM back. Omegamon BM retaliated by shooting a blast at VictoryDevidramon, knocking the beast several feet back.
"Sorry, but your attempts to keep us from reaching the other side has failed!" Madoudramon TM exclaimed, curving his sword around and spinning around striking Omegamon BM's sword.
"This is bad and here we spent all that time trying to keep them away!" Matt said.
Imperialdramon PM fired his Giga Crusher, keeping Demon Super Ultimate at bay. Athenamon VM helped Omegamon BM parry Madoudramon TM's sword off.
"I hope Takato and the others can at least defeat them," Omegamon BM muttered.
"I believe they will, but we have to work our hardest keeping the others from breaching Earth," Athenamon VM stated, jumping forward to attack VictoryDevidramon.
Suddenly, Ryo & Cyberdramon, Anubimon, Harbingermon, Canewomon, Pharaohmon, Wizardmon, Lobo, Gabuhime, and Zero appeared not too far off from the battlefield.
"We were too late to stop ChaosGallantmon and the four demon generals from getting into Earth," Ryo muttered. He quickly drew out his D-Ark. "But, we can at least keep more of these guys from ganging up on Takato and the others! You're up, Cyberdramon!"
"Cyberdramon! Mega Shinka! Justimon!"
"Now to see if Ouryu's power is what it's hyped out to be!" Ryo invoked the fifth beast's power from the Ouryu card. "Dragon Spirit! Ouryu!" A golden column of light enveloped Ryo from head to toe, transforming him. Ryo was now garbed in golden dragon armor akin to a warrior from Saint Seiya; armor went all the way from the shoulders to the legs. "Ouryo!"
Taking a few moments to observe his new form, Ouryo was seemingly pleased with the result.
This power is incredible! I feel much stronger! I know how Takato, Henry, Rika, and Himura feel. All right, Ouryu, let's make a difference in this battle! Ouryu shifted his focus toward the battle ahead of them. He and Justimon flew off to aid the Digimon and Duel Monsters against the Nightmare Soldiers and Digi-Zombies.
Athenamon VM was taken aback by Ouryu's appearance. "Who's that?"
Omegamon BM noted the warrior's golden dragon armor. "The armor of the fifth spirit beast? So, Huanglongmon and Granasmon really must've given Ryo the power of Ouryu!"
"Golden Flare!" Ouryo converted into a golden streak of light and blasted through an assortment of Nightmare Soldiers.
"Bwuh?! What just happened?!" MarineDevimon freaked out, his eyes went all spinning trying to keep up with Ouryu. "Our troops just got taken out by light?!"
SkullSatanmon's went back and forth like a ping pong ball. "Oooh, pretty light go back and forth." He received a quick bonk on the head from the demon squid. "Ow!"
Pharaohmon finally clashed with his evil half. The evil Pharaohmon scowled with disgust meeting his good counterpart.
"I finally get to redeem myself and exorcise my past sins through you!" Pharaohmon shouted, reaching out and grabbing evil Pharaohmon's hands. The titans wrestled and pushed each other into rock formations.
The two Pharaohmons landed simultaneous punches, which ignited shockwaves to spread out that shattered some rock formations. Anubimon witnessed the Pharaohmons battle it out. A few Nightmare Soldiers tried to ambush the Underworld lord, but Anubimon quickly responded by sealing in a pyramid.
"C'mon, old friend. Conquer your demon," Anubimon expressed support for Pharaohmon. He forged a scythe and dashed forward, slashing through a bunch of Devidramon, Devimon, and Diaboromon.
Harbingermon stepped in between Omegamon BM and Madoudramon TM. He unleashed a shockwave that repelled Madoudramon TM back.
"Thank you, Harbingermon," Omegamon BM said.
"Don't let your guard down, Omegamon," Harbingermon sagely said.
Canewomon paused to get a glimpse of Madoudramon TM. She muttered under her breath. "MahouGarurumon, I will bring you back from the darkness."
Earth/Shinjuku District/9:10 PM
(Cue Metallica – The Four Horsemen)
The Beast Biomergers, Masaru & ShineGreymon BM, Phillipe & Artemismon WM, Antiramon EM, Brunhilde & Grani, Calypsomon, Leviamon, Yugi, Atem, Jaden, and Yusei finished neutralizing the Neo-Rajita/Paradais army, but their fighting didn't completely stop. They watched the wormhole from Digital World widen its gap. From the wormhole poured some Diaboromon.
"Great, just what we didn't need!" BlazeGallantmon complained.
"A bunch of Diaboromon? Nothing we can't handle," AuroraInumon scoffed.
"Yeah, but what about them?!" Phillipe pointed to the portal as more Digimon poured through the portal.
The next set of evil Digimon that poured out of the portal were ChaosGallantmon DM and the Demon Beast Generals. They set their sights primarily on the Beast Biomergers, who took a few seconds to recognize them.
"Hello, Tamers. Long time no see," ChaosGallantmon chortled darkly, eyeing BlazeGallantmon first and then scanning all four Beast Biomergers. "How do you like the new us? Lord Valmarmon's given us upgrades to become on par with you."
Scowling, BlazeGallantmon held his ground. "Valmarmon gave you jerks a new power-up? I shouldn't be surprised."
"Yes, I'm ChaosGallantmon Destructor Mode now."
"Takato, look, doesn't that remind of you of the form we had when Paradixalmon corrupted us?" Guilmon telepathed with Takato within BlazeGallantmon. Takato quickly responded. "Sure does. Little does he know we know how Destructor Mode operates. He's in for a surprise."
The Demon Beast Generals stepped forward, each taking on battle stances.
"And I'm AuroraByakkomon!"
The four dark warriors shouted in unison. "We are the new and improved Demon Beast Generals!"
"So, you took a part of our Beast Biomerger names. How original," snidely remarked StormSakuyamon.
"After we're done with you, we're going to be the one and only Beast Warriors!" StormSeiryuumon retorted.
"All right, let's see if your new forms are as hyped as you make them out to be," AuroraInumon beckoned the five evil Digimon to attack. "C'mon, bring it on!" He clenched his fists as his claws jutted out through his knuckles.
"And it shall be brought!" AuroraByakkomon shouted, lengthening his hand claws.
"Mind if we stick around and fight them with y'all?" asked ShineGreymon BM. "Besides, five against five evens things out." He picked Masaru up and put him on his right shoulder. "Ready, Masaru?"
Masaru pumped his fist, grinning excitedly. "Let's give 'em hell!"
"Leave the Diaboromon with us, guys!" Calypsomon called out, beckoning Antiramon EM to follow her.
"Thanks, guys! Sara, can you go with my sisters?" Henry spoke out from QuakeGargomon.
"Ok!" Sara complied as she grabbed Calypsomon's hand and was carried off into the air.
As Antiramon EM picked up Suzie, Leviamon followed them.
"Takato, we'll leave these five with you, Rika, Henry, Himura, and Masaru! You all be careful!" Yugi called out as he called Curse of Dragon down. He hopped on the dragon with Atem. "How are things going, Atem? How are you taking in this surreal experience?"
"The best adventure I can ask for! Your future is something I never would've imagined!"
"Together we can save all of time," Jaden said, gliding alongside Yugi and Atem's Curse of Dragon transport.
Yusei was seen riding on Stardust Dragon's back, which he just summoned.
"Taking out these Diaboromon might be a bit of a daunting task for us since there's so many of them," Yusei observed the Diaboromon army soaring over Tokyo. "But, nothing Stardust Dragon can't handle!"
Riding on Grani, Brunhilde pursued the Diaboromon with Leviamon.
"Let's take them out, Leviamon!" Brunhilde cried out, brandishing her sword while summoning blue flames.
Artemismon WM swung Phillipe around and threw him at some Troopmon. The Troopmon opened fire shooting at Phillipe. The Victory Tamer evaded the incoming blasts converting himself into a streak of yellow light. He swerved around the Troopmon, running around them so fast he sent them flying into the air.
Tilting her wind staff, Artemismon WM summoned a tornado that repelled Diaboromon. She pulled the demonic creature into her tornado and sliced him apart whilst slicing him up with bladed projectiles.
Leviamon caught two Diaboromon in his massive jaws and crunched them like potato chips.
Swinging her sword, Valkyrie Brunhilde unleashed her blue flames at three Diaboromon. As the blue flames enveloped them, the Diaboromons dissolved into digital dust. She then jumped off Grani and swooped down, slicing through a Diaboromon's torso whilst tearing the demon up into two. The demon exploded into digitized dust behind Brunhilde.
"Who's next?!" Brunhilde demanded, her lust for battle elicited her.
Meanwhile, the Beast Biomergers and ShineGreymon BM finally initiated their heated clash with the Demon Beast Generals and ChaosGallantmon DM.
Both BlazeGallantmon and BlazeSuzakumon propelled to the air with fire auras flaring up, enveloping their bodies. The fire warriors heated clashed. Their flames ignited as they bounced off each other. BlazeGallantmon and BlazeSuzakumon fiercely engaged hitting one another with lightning speed strikes. Both forged flamethrower-like blasts at the exact same time as their fires collided hard.
AuroraInumon and AuroraByakkomon crossed claws with each other. They rapidly slashed trying to stab the other. AuroraInumon repelled AuroraByakkomon with an immense magnetic wave. Bouncing back to his feet, AuroraByakkomon launched himself into the Warrior of Byakko and kicked him back. As he hit the ground hard, AuroraInumon sprang back to his feet and narrowly avoided a close encounter with AuroraByakkomon's claws. He jumped up kicking AuroraByakkomon's face, causing the dark metal warrior to teeter a bit.
StormSakuyamon and StormSeiryuumon had the same idea summoning storm clouds. They sent thunder bolts toward one another. Their lightning blasts collided, nullifying the other out.
QuakeGenbumon and QuakeGargomon also had the same idea punching one another's faces. Their fists buried deep into their faces, leaving huge indents. QuakeGargomon seized QuakeGenbumon's left arm and threw him over his shoulder, slamming the Demon Beast General to the ground. QuakeGenbumon sprang up headbutting QuakeGargomon back. The two engaged in wrestling around the city block.
ShineGreymon BM caught ChaosGallantmon DM with his sword. ChaosGallantmon DM tried his hardest shielding himself by folding his wings around his body. ShineGreymon BM started slashing at ChaosGallantmon DM's defenses.
"I won't let you get in my way! Guilmon and his Tamer are mine to kill!" ChaosGallantmon DM shouted.
"You'll have to go through me and Aniki first!" ShineGreymon BM bellowed, swinging his sword around to knock ChaosGallantmon DM back.
Stumbling back, ChaosGallantmon DM steadied himself against Masaru's partner. He looked up setting his sights on BlazeGallantmon.
"Just you wait, my halfwit of a brother. Our paths will be crossing for the last time!" He charged and lunged at ShineGreymon BM.
Dai-Valkyrie Sedna and Angemon X glided together over the Shinjuku area. They scanned for any more Neo-Rajita strongholds.
"Can you see any of those alien strongholds here?" Sedna asked the Ascendant.
Angemon X looked ahead and blinked. "No, but I see some Digimon ahead!" He pointed to the Diaboromon swarm converging toward a single location. "Diaboromon, but where did they come from?"
"Probably from one of those portals we just saw a while ago," Sedna discerned the Diaboromon activity. She then sighted Yugi & Atem riding Curse of Dragon, Jaden, Yusei riding Stardust Dragon, Brunhilde, Calypsomon, and the others fighting off some Diaboromon. "Hey, it's Yugi, Yusei, Jaden, and some my friends fighting some other Diaboromon!"
"Let's go give them a hand then," Angemon X added, readily drawing out his sword for another battle.
Just then, the Dai-Valkyrie Kuiper and the Ascendant were abruptly cut off by a column of green light. The Orichalcos symbol materialized inside the column of green light. They swayed back and noticed a gargantuan figure emerging from the column. It was an Orichalcos Shunoros armed and ready to fight the couple.
"These Rajita freaks just don't know when to quit," Angemon X scoffed irritably.
Sedna concurred. "You're telling me, but let's be careful. This thing has immense power."
"No joke, but we'll go through him like the others. Ready, Sedna?"
"Let's do it!"
Orichalcos Shunoros' eyes gleamed and fired dual green beams. Sedna and Angemon X intercepted the incoming beams. They swiftly flew across ready to take on the mechanical behemoth.
Planet Imperium/Gates of Imperium Palace
Planet Imperium. The central planet of the Imperium Empire consisting of a system of over ten planets and hundreds of satellite bodies. They are one of the universe's largest in population and scale, ruling with an iron fist more so now with the Rajita Empire reduced to remnants. As guardians of one of the universe's most powerful weapons, the Romulus Source, they've successfully secured the artifact from evil hands.
That is until now, someone arrived to challenge for the claim of the ancient artifact.
Imperium guards were alarmed as Gamera landed with his transport.
"Who goes there?!" One of the Imperium gate guardians demanded, drawing out an energy-imbued sword. "What business do you have with the Imperium Empire?!"
(Cue Mortal Kombat (2011) – Shao Khan by Shinrei)
Amused by the guards' front, the Neo-Rajita warlord lifted his right hand and without blinking an eye he sent a shockwave repelling the guards into the wall. He snapped his fingers, pulling the main guard forward. The guard's eyes met those of the evil warlord's, whose eyes glowed behind his mask.
"...who... are you...?"
"Ghidorah's successor and soon to be a universal god." With that, he clenched his fist making the guard explode to bits. He saw the gates open with more guards armed with plasma cannons and energy blades. "Sending your dogs to do your work, eh? Not that I don't do that myself, but my warriors could've easily make mincemeat of you fools." He floated off the ground and beckoned the soldiers to fire at him. "But, good news for you all, they're not here. The bad news..."
"FIRE!" An Imperium lieutenant ordered his troops to converge their shots upward.
As the blasts shot up and converged on Gamera, the Neo-Rajita warlord flickered out before he can finish his sentence.
In no less than a few seconds, the entire fleet were sliced up and left in a heap of dead bodies. Gamera reappeared with his claws covered in their blood. He calmly sauntered forward until he was only slightly repelled by a force field. He placed his hand on the transparently clear barrier.
"How amusing. They think they can keep me out? How rude," Gamera channeled immense green energies into the barrier. He exerted enough to shatter the barrier the glass.
"Are you seeing this, Captain Demeter?!" An Imperium officer jumped out from his seat. "Our soldiers and barriers are being taken bisected by this one individual!"
"Having just isolated the intruder from our men, I was able to assess his powers. They're very similar in vein to Ghidorah."
Upon hearing this, Demeter stood up distressed. "What?! Similar to Ghidorah's?!" Could it be that monster found a way to produce a successor before his demise?! "Alert Praetor Chronos, he must be aware...!"
"I already am aware. I sensed his presence before he landed on our planet," came a gruff and strong masculine tone coming from Imperium's praetor.
Chronos stared at the central visual displaying Gamera bisecting more Imperium soldiers. Not once did he blink as his penetrating eyes discerned Gamera's fighting style.
"There's no doubt about it. His power is very much in vein to Ghidorah. It's as we feared may likely happen. Ghidorah always creates a contingency in case he meets his demise."
"But, I doubt he would've foreseen his own death at the hands of the Yami Houou, praetor sir," Demeter addressed him with sincerity.
Chronos clenched his right fist tight and growled. "If Ghidorah's successor is here, then the Sailor Senshi from Earth failed to stop him. It's our responsibility now to finish the job! I, Praetor Chronos, will send this monster to oblivion with his father!"
"You won't do it alone," interjected a calmer but powerful feminine voice.
Praetor Chronos glanced over his shoulder as behind him was Sailor Galaxia, donning her golden armor battle wear sans the helmet.
"Galaxia, you wish to take arms?"
"I won't stand idly and allow this monster to take the Romulus Source. No doubt he's here to finish where Ghidorah left off. I will fight to prevent this monster from altering all of reality," Galaxia boldly declared. "And we won't be fighting along, Praetor Chronos. Just now our guests from Kinmoku are heading out to engage the monster as we speak."
"Very well. Let's go, Lady Galaxia."
Drawing out her sword, Galaxia faced the screen and keenly observed Gamera in action. There's no doubt he's also Ghidorah's successor. Every bit as cunning and ruthless like his father. Sailor Moon, I sense you and the Senshi are on the way. Together, we can obliterate this monster!
After slaughter a bunch of Imperium soldiers, Gamera stood completely bored and subdued with killing foot soldiers. He shifted around seeing three white beams and a crimson one hurtling toward him. The blasts converged and collided, hitting their mark on Gamera.
(Cue Sailor Moon Sailor Stars OST – Sailor Starlights Theme)
"Yes, we've managed to get him!" Sailor Star Fighter exclaimed.
"No, look!" Sailor Star Maker pointed to Gamera floating out of the debris cloud. "He just took our attacks like they were nothing!"
Sailor Star Healer growled. "The smug bastard! Who does he think he is?!"
Sailor Kakyuu quickly warned them. "Starlights, be on your guard! This intruder's feels similar to Ghidorah's. This is going to require more firepower!"
"Ghidorah...? But, he's dead," Star Fighter paled, looking up where Gamera floated above them. "Yeah, I can feel that evil power. No question he shares that monster's malicious aura."
"Ugh, look at this mess," Star Healer scanned the slain bodies of the Imperium soldiers.
"We're lucky we even came even just for a meeting with the Praetor," Star Maker added, gritting her teeth.
This guy must be very crafty to have escaped Sailor Moon and the others' sights. I hope those girls are doing ok. Star Fighter thought, dropping into a fighting stance.
Sailor Kakyuu shouted. "Starlights, let us fight together!" Lifting her arms over her face, she let her energy lift her off the ground and propel her toward Gamera.
The Starlights followed their princess as they promptly engaged the Neo-Rajita warlord. Star Fighter flew at Gamera and unleashed a flurry of punches/kicks. Gamera easily dodged Fighter's blows and caught her fist. She spun Star Light around and beckoned Star Maker to attack.
Star Maker went for a flying kick. The Neo-Rajita warlord tilted his head and plunged an energy ball into her gut. As Star Maker hit the ground, Star Healer got behind Gamera and went to blow his head off, but the warlord teleported behind her. As she spun around to attack, Gamera kicked her hard in the gut and dropped her with an elbow to her back. Sailor Kakyuu materialized in front of Gamera and surprised him with a flurry of kicks, forcing the villain to dodge. She got lucky and caught him with a kick to his face, nearly knocking off his face helmet. She expelled a shockwave, pushing Gamera into a wall.
"Now, Starlights! Together!" Kakyuu ordered, beckoning the trio to fly next to her.
As he came to, Gamera watched the four Kinmoku Senshi complete their united attack.
"Starlights Tempest Fusion!" The Kinmoku Senshi yelled in unison, sending and driving an immense red beam toward Gamera.
Last thing Gamera realized he was caught within blinding flash of explosive light.
"Yes, that should get him!" Star Fighter exclaimed.
It wasn't long as Sailor Galaxia and Praetor Chronos arrived to see the Kinmoku Senshi take down Gamera. However, their hopes were dashed as Gamera emerged with a green aura protecting him. He sighted Galaxia and Chronos.
"His aura's indeed akin to Ghidorah's," Galaxia noted, probing the warlord's permeating energy.
"Sailor Galaxia, Chronos, two of my father's enemies... it didn't take you long to prepare for my arrival seeing you're already armed for battle."
"Spawn of Ghidorah, you won't get your hands on the Romulus Source! I will to it you meet your demise!"
"If you couldn't defeat my father, what makes you think you have a chance? Galaxia, at least, can lay claim to hold a victory over my father," Gamera shifted his view from Chronos and over to the Golden Queen herself. "Isn't that right, Golden Queen? But, I'm more prepared than my father was."
"Enough. You will die here before you even reach the Romulus Source!" Galaxia defiantly shouted with authority.
"And who's going to stop me? You bunch...?" Before he can finish his sentence, Chronos hastily flew up and went for a speedblitz attack, which Gamera evaded by teleporting out of reach.
Gamera slashed his claws upward, cutting through Chronos' back. As he turned...
(Cue Sailor Moon OST – Golden Queen Galaxia)
Sailor Galaxia struck Gamera's face with her sword, sending him sailing through the air. Sailor Kakyuu and the Starlights pursued Gamera while he was disoriented in mid-air. Star Fighter landed a kick to Gamera's chest. Star Maker and Star Healer both punched Gamera's gut. Kakyuu followed up by clubbing the evil warlord's back, sending him crashing to the ground. Gamera landed on his feet only to find Galaxia already in his face.
"You made a mistake showing yourself here! In the name of the galaxy, I will extinguish your evil!" Galaxia announced, shooting golden projectiles that slammed into Gamera.
While getting driven back by the golden beams, Gamera saw that pieces of his armor was broken off by the Golden Queen's attacks. Sailor Galaxia followed up landing a flurry of punches and kicks that rattled Gamera like crazy. She fiercely landed an palm strike under the bottom of Gamera's jaw. She jumped up and spun around, landing a side kick to him. She sent him flying through a few spire formations.
Gingerly sitting up, Gamera rose up, but couldn't anticipate Chronos punching him out of the Imperium gates. Galaxia phased out and reappeared next to Gamera, swinging her sword to break open his chest armor.
With a snap of her fingers, Galaxia produced over 100 tiny golden orbs now encompassing Gamera. Slow to recover, Gamera discerned the golden orbs.
"Know your place, spawn of Ghidorah! Galaxy Meteor Shower!" She called out, sending the beams as they converged and slammed into Gamera.
Gamera couldn't react in time as the beams tore through his armor and ripped into his skin. The warlord wailed painfully as Galaxia's attack overwhelmed him. Sailor Kakyuu and the Starlights formed a circle around Gamera. They fired concentrated beams of red energy that pierced into the evil tyrant.
Gripping her sword, Galaxia delivered the final blow and drove the blade through Gamera's chest.
Gamera let out a loud gasp as Galaxia shoved the sword deep in his chest. The life in his glowing green eyes faded while his body slumped forward with the sword now jutting out the other side. Galaxia picked up her sword and pressed her foot over Gamera's body.
"Taking my glory, Golden Queen," Chronos scoffed. "You're always demand the spotlight."
Looking on from the Imperium front gates, the Neo-Animamates cheered on Galaxia's victory.
"Now to finish this..."
"That is if you really believed you can kill me, Golden Queen. Had I not come prepared, I would've surely died by your hand, but thanks to a knight on Earth, I've been granted the power to renew myself and be able to finish my opponents before they get the chance to realize how I defeated them."
Unable to comprehend this, Sailor Star Maker questioned him. "What are you trying to say?! You lost!"
Sailor Star Fighter looked down at Gamera's body. "I can't feel his presence here anymore. Where are you?!"
"Quite the contrary. You've lost!"
Slash! Slash! Slash! Slash!
(Cue Bleach Hellverse OST – Cometh the Hour)
Chronos, Sailor Kakyuu, and the Starlights' chests seemingly exploded with sparks as projectiles of green light slashed them. Alarmed, Sailor Galaxia's eyes widened, witnessing the five warriors being struck down by a seemingly invisible force. She was quickly able to discern Gamera's attacks hitting them before she stabbed him with her sword.
"That was a delayed reaction after you just struck them," Galaxia observed, removing her foot off Gamera's body. She flew back and witnessed Gamera rising up. A bright green aura materialized around the Neo-Rajita warlord, rejuvenating him and healing all his injuries.
"Impressive keen eyes, Galaxia. I'm not surprised you're the only one who could've caught up. But, you had a chance to save them. Perhaps I'm too fast for you now?"
Galaxia spat out. "Unlikely!"
"The new power I've acquired is the Alpha in-Force. What id does is instantaneously replays the battle's past. So, although my attacks are over in just an instant, these fools couldn't have grasped how many attacks I really unleashed. So, in theory, they could've only seen the final blow that led to their demise."
"Even what you say is true, I can still follow you with my cosmic foresight," she revealed as her eyes burned with golden light. "Why do you think I'm standing here unscathed and they're not? I couldn't save them because you forced me to block all your attacks."
"So, we can counter each other with our own cosmic foresight."
"Mine wasn't stolen from another warrior. Now, come at me!" Galaxia demanded, gripping her sword as she took a few steps forward and slowly paced around him.
Gamera channeled energies through his claws. "You're welcome to try! You're the last obstacle preventing me from acquiring the Romulus Source! Time to meet your demise, Sailor Galaxia!" He headed off and charged at Galaxia, who charged at him steadfast.
Readying her blade, Galaxia dove forward with determination. "Your end is at hand, spawn of Ghidorah!"
The cosmic warriors clashed once again as their opposing energies ignited an explosive blast that shook the whole planet.
The Dai-Valkyrie Sailor Senshi, Norse Knight, and Nagah were already closing in on Planet Imperium. They all sensed the powerful cosmic forces being unleashed between Galaxia and Gamera.
"That's Galaxia's power I'm feeling!" Dai-Valkyrie Venus gaped. "Wow, talk about intense!"
"She's already engaging Gamera, but she's fully unaware of what that monster is capable of," Dai-Valkyrie Pluto stated.
"We need to hurry before he finds that Romulus Source!" Norse Knight exclaimed.
Dai-Valkyrie Mars intently focused on the planet. I just hope Planet Imperium can still forgive me for Yami Houou's actions, Houou. Regardless, we're fighting the same enemy now and with the whole universe at stake!
"Galaxia! We're coming!" Dai-Valkyrie Moon called out as she and the Senshi pressed forward for the final battle with the Neo-Rajita warlord. "Gamera, let's finish this!"
BlazeGallantmon: These beast general guys are tough, but we can take what they can dish out!
BlazeSuzakumon: Once and for all, we're destined to replace you as the true beast warriors!
Masaru: ShineGreymon, give it to him!
ChaosGallantmon DM: There's nothing you can do to stop me! We will not fail Lord Valmarmon!
StormSakuyamon: Guys, something's happening!
QuakeGargomon: His Hazard symbol's leaking out some immensely scary power!
Phillipe: Those Diaboromon are amassing together! They're forming a giant body!
Brunhilde: No, this can't be good.
Suzie: All right, Devas come forth! Time to combine!
Beelzebumon: Mind if I join in?
Sedna: It's Armageddemon.
Angemon X: As if this giant green Shakkoumon-look alike wasn't enough.
Yolei: It can't be! Armageddemon?!
Yugi: It's time to come forth, Egyptian Gods!
Yusei: Stardust Dragon, go forth!
Jaden: Oh, this is gonna get good!
KaiserGreymon: Looks like a big fight going on over there. Whoa, Armageddemon?!
Omegamon BM: Damn, the undead forces are getting through!
Madoudramon TM: Perfect. Your colleagues' chances are not looking so good now.
Canewomon: MahouGarurumon! I know you can hear me! Please, stop this madness!
Ouryu: Justimon, we have to draw the zombies back here. Let's make this fast!
Valmarmon: Good, good. With my army already infiltrating the human world, it's now time I advance. Doomsdramon, it's almost time for departure. Let us head forth to Earth! Hahahah!
Arago: Welcome, Yusuke Urameshi. You came just in time to see me kill the Tenyou.
Lady Lupin/Yui: No what you do, I'm not giving up until I've saved Kohana! Now give her back!
OmegaLong: Lord Arago will take pleasure killing the new blood, but I will take the distinct honor of slaying Raizen's descendant!
Yusuke: I've heard that a million times! Give it your best shot!
RJ: Let's give it to him, dad!
Cammy: Yui...? That golden light's returning...
Yasha: The Tenyou's power...
Hiei: We've defeated the Taiyoukai eight before.
Kuwabara: We sure as hell can do it again!
Kiryu: Raizen, I shall defeat you as my brother slays your descendant successor!
Raizen: Your welcome to try.
Eris: The winds are shifting... and the clouds are darkening and thickening.
Ixion: Not a good sign.
Orcus: Not my preferrable kind of darkness either.
Quaoar: Varuna, Lyn, Seto, look!
Varuna: What the hell are those giant green things?
Seto: Orichalcos Shunoros as well as the Divine Serpent.
Lyn: We're not out of the woods quite yet.
Moon: Gamera, this is the end of the line.
Galaxia: Sailor Moon, careful... he's already obtained the Romulus Source... it's too late.
Mars: Not if we have anything to say about it!
Jupiter: Attack everyone!
Gamera: With the Romulus Source, even your powers combined can't scratch me.
Neptune: Our attacks aren't doing anything to him!
Venus: No, there has to be a way!
Sailor Kakyuu: They're fighting near the center of the universe... near the Sagittarius Zero Star.
Sailor Star Fighter: They're near the Galaxy Cauldron
Galaxia: Sailor Moon... Sailor Senshi... you all have reached the level of cosmic warriors. And each of you can unlock your cosmic sight.
?: Sailor Moon, Sailor Senshi... follow my voice.
Pluto: That voice...
Tea: Next time on Dawn of Chaos!
The Darkest Before the Dawn! Shine Through, Miraculous Heroes of Gold!
(The Senshi arrive in the Galaxy Cauldron.)
?: Welcome, Sailor Senshi.
Moon: Who are you?
A/N: Another chaotic chapter behind us and still more to come. The fights with the big bads continue for at least another chapter (or two pending on when Valmarmon enters the big picture; and looks like he's making head way against the Digital World's forces).
The official big bad battles have been established: Although Valmarmon has yet to fight, he's already preparing to meet Omegamon, Imperialdramon, and co. Madoudramon TM and Canewomon will be crossing paths. Depending if he wants to be saved, this may or may not go well.
Things aren't looking good for the Beast Tamers and their friends. ChaosGallantmon and the Demon Beast Generals finally break through to rekindle their interests with the Beast Tamers. The clash of the good and evil beast warriors begins. As for ChaosGallantmon, yep he has a big surprise up his sleeve for our digi-heroes.
And you read right. All those Diaboromon showing up turns out will resurrect one of the most deadliest Digimon the Digi-Destined ever encountered: Armageddemon. Let's see if KaiserGreymon, Brunhilde, Beelzebumon, and some others are up to the task of taking down the beast.
Just as soon as they return, the demon prisoners are gone. Well, most anyway. Suzaku and Rando get to show their advanced techniques on Yusuke, which only got them so far. Which brings us to... OmegaLong. What do you think? Ford came up with the idea of assimilating these two with Long; for one main reason: Rando and Suzaku are Yusuke's first major enemies while Long is now considered Yusuke's strongest enemy.
And then there's the return of the Taiyoukai eight. That'll keep Yusuke's pals busy. ;)
RJ and Neo Moon will join in the battle with Arago and Long it seems. Arago finally takes action against the Neo-Spirit Detectives (and presumably the main Spirit team). But, judging by the preview, it's about that time Yui went Tenyou mode again. :P
Meanwhile, most of the Digiteams, Duelists, Kuipers, and Neo Senshi are still gonna be preoccupied with Nightmare Soldiers, Paradais creatures, and Neo-Rajita/Orichalcos warriors. Just something to keep them busy.
The Planetary Senshi have perhaps the most daunting task of all the heroes by next chapter. Granted, this is mainly due to Gamera acquiring the Romulus Source, but doesn't make it any easier for the Senshi. Though if Galaxia couldn't stop him, how can the Senshi? Oh, find out what's waiting for them at the Galaxy Cauldron. ;)
A few additional notes: More DDM-Gattai fusions. Thoughts on Ligermon, Felinismon Hellcat Mode, and Antiramon Aria Mode? Oh, and Ryo unveils his Beast Tamer form: Ouryo, the Warrior of Ouryu. Only a matter of time before he and Justimon create a Beast Biomerger.
More Yu-Gi-Oh character cameos from Bakura, Yugi's grandpa Solomon, Solomon's friend Arthur, and Rebecca (who reignites her rivalry with Vivian/Haumea unknowingly).
Even more cameos from the Kinmoku Senshi (Starlights and Kakyuu) and Sailor Galaxia! As well as the Imperium Empire cast, who haven't been seen since Invasion of the Rajita.
Ah, but if you guys hadn't noticed... no Charon and Prophet sightings anywhere. Hmmm...
Whew, thank goodness I was able to get this chapter out. Originally, Chapter 57 was meant for a December release, but circumstances couldn't allow me so put me off to finishing until this month with Chapter 58. Don't get too comfortable with this update pace. By next month or so, I'll only be posting a chapter every month or two.
But, look on the bright side: there's just five chapters left of this story. I calculate by mid-summer (around July), this story will be done. Of course, this can only happen if my priorities in life permit it.
The end game is nearly upon us!
Until then, send a review and see you in the next update! :D