DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN WRECK IT RALPH. DISNEY DOES. AND DAN PHEONIX COMES FROM MY TEAM FORTRESS 2 STORY, TRUE STORIES OF THE GRAVEL WARS. AND I DO NOT OWN EVERY OTHER CHARACTER OTHER THAN PHEONIX.
Saturday Night in the arcade.
Several Beer Glasses slid off the table as an arm slammed onto the polished wooden surface.
The large crowd surrounding the two men cheered and booed as they both stood up and shook hands.
" I win." said Link, smiling.
Ralph stood up and clapped the 19 year old Hylian on the back.
" First time someone's actually beat me." he replied, a hint of amazement in his voice.
" Well, I think it's time to leave now to the party." said Ralph as he walked back to Fix it Felix Junior, Link following him
As he entered through the gate after Link, an alarm sounded. AGAIN.
" Name?" asked a weary Surge Protector as he appeared.
" WRECK IT RALPH!" screamed Ralph, annoyed.
" OK. No need to shout. Anything to declare?" asked the Surge Protector.
Link jumped out and smashed the Surge Protector in the face with his shield. Hard.
" OK, OK, PASS!" yelled the Surge Protector as he crawled around the floor looking for his glasses and clipboard.
Ralph sat on the train, next to Q*Bert and his friends, who were happily reading the arcade's local newspaper, The Litwak Times, and eating some pineapple chunks- their favourite snack.
As there was a power cut yesterday, the trains ran a bit slower than usual-so Ralph had plenty of time to think and reflect on the aftermath of the life changing event that had happened about 5 weeks ago.
After Turbo had been defeated, he had become a celebrity and a local legend among the inhabitants. His tale was even immortalized in a phrase alongside " Going Turbo"." Go Ralph" meant to try and game jump in order to get something good, or save the entire arcade. A novel which was extremely popular among the residents was called " Wreck it Ralph: The story of a Bad Guy who became a Hero." The Nicelanders started being nice to him- apart from that scumbag, Gene- he got a lot more respect, party invites and friends, and, in Game Central Station, he would be pointed out by veteran characters, who would then tell a new resident of the arcade his tale. It usually went something like this:
" Do you know who that guy is?"
" You mean that guy in the torn overalls."
" He's Wreck it Ralph. He's a legend here."
" Sit down for a moment, and let me read this to you."
" A book?"
" Yeah. It all started when Ralph, who was a bad guy, tried to win a medal…."
And on the last 2 weeks, 2 new games had been plugged in. The Legend of Zelda was an arcade version of the popular game series, blending their best video games together with HD graphics and fun gameplay, and had been a big hit with kids and teenagers.
The other game, now the biggest hit in the arcade, was Team Fortress 2: Mann vs Machine. It was an arcade version of the hit first person shooter's game mode, with the same graphics and characters but slightly different gameplay. In the game, the story went that in 1969, the two mercenary teams united to battle the robots of Gray Mann, who had killed their bosses and would try to take over the world. The players could buy from a shop hats and weapons, upgrade their weapons, and fight in several maps, from classic TF2 maps like 2Fort and Dustbowl to special MVM maps like Coal Town. There were several consoles in the arcade, and each player could even enter their name and save their progress by the end of the day.
Eventually, the train stopped, and Ralph snapped out of his thoughts. He got off the train with Link and Q*Bert and his friends, and they went to the apartment building.
When they got to the building, Ralph rang the doorbell. The RED Pyro, maskless answered the door.
Ralph looked down and saw the cheerful, optimistic, Canadian, ex fireman, emo albino look up at him.
" Hi there Ralph! We've been waiting for you!"
" Hey Dan!"
" C'mon, go in!"
The party was in full swing. The Street Fighter gang, including Zangief, were watching Ken and Ryu participating in a drinking game. Link had gone over to dance with Zelda. Q*Bert and friends were eating at the buffet with Sonic, Tails, Amy and the rest of his friends. The Sugar Rush racers were dancing like crazy. Calhoun and Felix were slow dancing, the Nicelanders were at the bar, and the TF2 mercenaries were playing cards at a nearby table.
Ralph made his way to a table in the centre. He sat down and ate his cake quietly.
Vanellope hopped over with her cupcake and sat down.
" Hi Stink Brain"
" Hi Princess Funnyfeathers."
" So how's things going with your game?"
" Good, Vanellope. We're officially the 2nd most popular game. You should have seen the kids, teenagers and old school gamers line up outside our console. Thirty of them or something."
" You're doing well. I've got something important to tell you."
" What is it?"
" Basically, we're not really too popular at the moment. So we're getting an upgrade."
" An upgrade? WOW! This is your first one! What's going to happen?"
" Well, there's gonna be new tracks, new minigames, a practice mode, and, we're all getting updates to our character models! IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT! AND WE CAN UPGRADE OUR CARTS TOO!"
Vanellope got out of her chair and started jumping around happily.
" That sounds great, Vanellope! Fist bump!" yelled Ralph.
Vanellope jumped up and hit his fist.
Ralph looked at the clock. 10:30. Time for him to sleep.
" Well, I guess I gotta go. I'll see you all tomorrow." said Ralph to the partygoers, as they groaned. No one wanted to see Ralph go. After all, he was the star here!
" And that's a good thing." said Gene cheerfully.
" Shut up." muttered Ralph.
" No, sir. After all, you may be a so called star, but you're just an idiotic bad guy who wrecks the-AAAAARGH!"
Gene screamed as he was attacked by the angry Street Fighter Characters, Sonic and Tails, and the Team Fortress 2 mercs.
" NO ONE CALLS RALPH A IDIOT AND GETS AWAY WITH IT!" yelled Ryu, Ken, and Zangief at the same time as they punched the Nicelander.
" GET READY TO BE SPIKED, KNUCKLEHEAD!" yelled Sonic, rolling into a ball and slamming into Gene.
" LEETLE MAN MUST SHUT UP!" yelled the two Heavies as the RED Heavy pulled on his Killing Gloves of Boxing and his BLU counterpart clenching his massive Fists.
Ralph laughed, snapped a few pictures of Zangief and the Heavy getting Gene in a headlock, and went out to his shack with Q*Bert and his friends, their bellies full with all the delicious food.
Ralph got into bed.
" I wonder what Vanellope will look like when she gets an upgrade?" he wondered.
Then he turned over and went to sleep.
Slowly, the game characters went back to their games to rest. But in an old, smashed up, out of order, dented, Mortal Kombat II console with the screen cracked, outside the arcade in the garbage heap, an evil racer was plotting.
Inside the console, a man clad in a skintight blood red and bone white racing suit with a ripped, torn, and tattered velvet fur lined cape sat in a throne made of bones. His helmet was the same color as his racing suit, but the visor was blackened so no one could see his face. His hands were skeletal and burnt. A huge spiked mace and a black and red, glowing, serrated Daikatana lay on one side of the throne, and on the other, a huge elephant gun with an extended magazine and an ammo belt, along with a bazooka, a Bushmaster rifle and a railgun. Grenades lay in two bandoliers across his chest. Ten Berettas were on his belt. Several razor sharp knives were in his belt too. Spiked brass knuckles, with barbed wire wrapped around them as well, lay in his pockets. On his head was a bunch of thorns shaped into a crown.
" Minions." he said, in a rasping, grating, empty voice.
" Show me the battle plans."
Immediately a silver robot, wearing a hard hat and carrying a PPK walked into the room, and gave the racer some blueprints.
" Yessssss." Hissed the racer.
" Soon I, Turbo, WILL RULE THE ARCADE. I WILL WIPE OUT EVERYONE. AND THEN, WITH THE CONSOLE I HAVE, I WILL BE THE MASTER OF ALL THE GAMES WHEN THEY REGENERATE! EVERYONE SHALL BECOME MY MINIONS! I WILL BECOME THE KING OF LITWAK'S ARCADE!"
Turbo turned around in his throne and stroked the console next to him.
" Yes, my beauty Polybius, you and I will rule this arcade." He cooed softly.
He got off his throne, gripping his mace, and strode towards a hologram projector. He turned it on, and it showed a circle of the most loved consoles in the arcade, showing their statuses, upgrade news, stories, characters, and position on the list of Litwak's Arcade's Most Beloved Games. Street Fighter II, Fix it Felix Junior and Team Fortress 2: Mann vs Machine were the top 3.
" I will raze you all one by one." He murmered through gritted teeth.
He used his hands to move rotate the holograms of the major consoles in the arcade. Finally he stopped on Sugar Rush.
" Starting with you." he growled.