Zatchbellfan / Member

Forum Posts Following Followers
40 123 86

Zatchbellfan Blog

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 10: Journey's End (Part 1)

by on

*In a warehouse, a 22-year old Power and a 19-year old Frank lie faint on the floor. A figure walks over to Frank, kneels down and holds a Philosopher's Stone next to him. The stone glows red. The figure walks up to Power and kneels down next to him. The figure holds the stone near Power and the stone starts glowing red. The 22-year old Power slowly opens his eyes.*

22-Year Old Power: Huh?

Figure: You can't die yet. You still have so much more to do, Double Road Alchemist.

22-Year Old Power: Who...

*The 22-year old Power faints again. The red light glows stronger, revealing the figure to be the 26-year old Power, smirking.*

(Opening - Take Back)

*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. A trench coat is thrown. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. Kazuo is shown in front of "The darkness is coming" painting. Power runs out a doorway.*

A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa, in bird form, is perched on Power's shoulder.*

...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power smiles and jumps forward.*

I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*

...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power jumps up and pumps his fists in the air.*

Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*

...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*

...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji smile at each other.*

The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power holds Kaede in a warehouse.*

...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *Power sits on Zabefa as he flies through multiple Vortexes.*

The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power and Zabefa are shown flying through many worlds.*

...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~

The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Miyabi, Shinobu, and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*

...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Hotaru, Daisuke, Shinobu, Todoroki, Jerrica, Miyabi, Takeru, Kurosaki, Karame, Shikira, Hayden, Rei, Jane, Gilbert, Yume, Ai, Ginjiro, GoldPsy and Zabefa, in rabbit form, sit in a field, looking up at a star-lit sky.*

*Miyu and Kenji look at each other, smiling widely. GoldPsy looks up to the sky, smiling softly. Eiji wraps his arm around Hotaru, as she rests her head on his shoulder. Daisuke and Shinobu look up at the sky and chuckle. Power smiles widely, leans back and lies in the grass. The Blog Cast Evolution logo appears over the group.*

(Episode 50 - Journey's End)

*A young kid is swept through a river.*

Kid: AH! HELP!

*The kid looks back and sees Power swimming towards him. A wall forms in front of the kid. The kid stops against the wall. Power swims over and grabs the kid. Power swims out of the river.*

Power: Whew... That was dangerous.

*Power looks over at the kid.*

Power: Hey, kid, what were you thinking, doing something crazy like that? You're lucky I came along.

Kid: I'm sorry. It's just...

Power: Hm?

Kid: Me and some friends were playing ball with one of my father's signed baseballs.

Power: No need to explain any further. I can guess from here. Ball ended up in the river, you went in after it.

*Power nods.*

Power: I get ya. But ya gotta remember, no matter how important that ball was to your father, you're more important.

*Power smirks.*

Power: So just mention you nearly died trying to get it back for him. He'll let the whole thing slide. By the way, my name's Power. What's yours?

Kid: Jason White. Nice to meet you, Mr. Power.

???: JASON!

*Jason looks back and sees a group of children running over to him.*

Jason: Oh! I have to go now, but thanks, Mr. Power.

*Jason looks back, but sees no one.*

Jason: Huh?

*Jason looks around.*

Jason: Where'd he go?

(???)

*Power and Lai stand in an alley way.*

Lai: It took you long enough to pick me up.

Power: Excuuuuuuse me, "Mistress". I had to tie up loose ends. Save myself and a kid. It's a long story. I also needed to pick something up.

Lai: Well, whatever. Just take me back to the police already. Let them lock me up for the rest of my days. Again. Better than being used by that Franz guy.

Power: Here.

Lai: Huh?

*Power tosses a small red stone to Lai.*

Lai: One of my stones?

Power: A miniature Philosopher's Stone. You can use their powers to amplify your psychic abilities, right?

Lai: Oh, I get it. You want to be my slave, right?

Power: Heck no! I got that stone from this Tim guy, and he told me he'd give it to me under the condition I use it to help someone. You can use it to wipe the memories of when you ruled this world.

Lai: Y-You'd do that?

Power: Yeah.

Lai: But why? I'm your enemy! I could just as easily use this stone to control everyone.

Power: You could, but...

*Power smirks.*

Power: ...I want to start believing in people again.

*Power chuckles.*

Lai: Uh... Th-Thanks...

(In Another World)

*Takeru sits on steps in front of a building, holding his head.*

Takeru: I can't believe they're all gone.

*Power runs up in front of Takeru.*

Power: Hey, hey, hey, hey! Keep your head held high, Takeru!

*Takeru looks up at Power. Power smirks.*

Power: I can still save one of them.

(A Few Minutes Later)

*Power and Takeru stand over part of the sidewalk.*

Power: Let's see. If the soul is still fresh, should be in here somewhere... Won't be a complete fix, but I should be able to... Yes!

*Power smiles and looks over at Takeru.*

Power: Takeru, get ready to celebrate! My second victory over death, and your first time with Miyabi!

*Power rubs his hands together.*

(A Few More Minutes Later, in a Basement)

*Power holds up a cotton swab, dripping in blood, and draws a rune on a slab of the sidewalk.*

Power: It's not gonna be the best fit, but it'll do for now.

*Takeru steps up behind Power.*

Takeru: What do you mean?

Power: Let's just say I'm gonna have a fun time figuring out how to find the body...

*Power pulls out a Philosopher's Stone and holds it between his teeth. Power bites down on the stone and claps his hands.*

(In Another World)

*Covet lies on the floor, disintegrating.*

Covet: Uh... I didn't... think it would be this painful...

*Power walks into the room. Covet looks over at Power and her eyes widen.*

Covet: Y-You're...

*Power walks over to Covet.*

Power: Oh, you poor woman. Don't worry.

*Power holds up a Philosopher's Stone.*

Power: I'll make it as painless as possible.

*Power places the Philosopher's Stone against Covet, and it starts to glow.*

Covet: But... I just saw you leave with the others.

Power: Yeah... I'm not exactly the me from then. A year older, a year wiser, a few negative years nicer.

Covet: Negative years?

*Covet chuckles.*

Covet: Hey, Double Roads?

Power: The name is Power.

Covet: Right. Power. Do you think Homunculi can find peace in death?

Power: Oh, totally! I bet Regret and Anger are waiting for you right now, along with Epicure. Heck, maybe if they're lucky, Vanity, Avarice and Invidious will eventually be able to join you guys.

*Covet closes her eyes.*

Covet: That'd be nice... All of AVARICE being together without someone holding us down...

*Covet smiles.*

(In Another World)

*Jane sits on a couch, watching Gilbert as he sits under a Christmas Tree.*

Gilbert: Mom, you think Dad will be back this year?

Jane: Uh... Why does he have to be the one who works so far from home? He's better with kids than I am. About that, sweetie. You see, Daddy will probab-

*A doorbell rings.*

Jane: Oh, look. Doorbell.

*Jane stands up and walks over to the door. Jane opens the door and sees a man in a Santa costume, holding a large bag behind him.*

"Santa": HO HO HO! I heard there's a little boy named Gilbert living here. Is that true?

Jane: Uh... And here I was hoping it was Glider, but he'd never do something this ridiculous. Oh well. Gilbert!

*Gilbert runs over and his eyes widen.*

Gilbert: SANTA!

"Santa": HO HO HO! I know it's a few days early, but Santa's got a great present for you, and it's too heavy to put on the sleigh with the other gifts!

*"Santa" releases his grip on the bag. The bag opens, revealing Gilder. Jane and Gilbert's eyes widen.*

Glider: Hey.

Gilbert: DADDY!

*Gilbert hugs Glider's leg.*

Jane: But how...

Glider: Santa here gave me a lift back on his magic flying bird.

Jane: Uh... Magic flying bird?

Gilbert: That's amazing, Daddy! I saw something cool too! It was this Angel statue that moved!

*"Santa" walks off and pulls down his beard, revealing himself as Power.*

Power: Whew... Well, if things get bad money-wise, I can make a living as a mall Santa. That's good to know.

(In Another World)

*An old woman lies in a bed with her eyes closed. A door opens and someone steps in.*

Old Woman: Glider? Is that you?

???: Heh, he's still kicking? Man, Glider's amazing!

Old Woman: That voice...

*The old woman opens her eyes and sees Power.*

Old Woman: Power!

Power: Hey, Princess Kaede.

Kaede: Heh... I must be delusional...

Power: No way. I'm the genuine article. The real deal! I just can't resist jumping around time!

*Power smiles.*

Kaede: What brings you here to an old woman's bedside in her final hours?

Power: Oh, don't talk like that. You've got at least another fifteen years.

*Kaede chuckles.*

Power: Were you happy?

Kaede: Huh?

Power: After I left. Were you happy?

*Kaede nods.*

Kaede: I was. Were you?

*Power nods and smirks.*

Power: Yeah.

Kaede: Will you stay?

Power: Huh?

Kaede: Just... until I fall asleep. Will you stay that long?

Power: Of course.

*Kaede closes her eyes and smiles.*

Kaede: Thank you.

Power: So, Bird Kingdom. What happened in this place after I left?

Kaede: Oh... so much...

Power: Tell me about it.

Kaede: Well, after you left...

(In Another World)

*Madoka sits in a jail cell, as Takeru stands guard.*

Takeru: Why'd they have to stick me with guard duty of the crazy robot lady? I wasn't there when they captured her. Todoroki or one of the others should be doing this! Karame! He's brave!

*Miyabi walks in.*

Takeru: Ah! Miyabi! Great! You switched with me?

Miyabi: Nope.

*Miyabi chuckles and holds up a letter.*

Miyabi: Mail delivery.

Takeru: Miyabi sure has changed since she's joined this group.

*Takeru smiles.*

Takeru: I'm so glad. Well, let me see.

Miyabi: Ah, ah. The letter isn't for you.

*Miyabi passes the letter between the bars. Madoka stands up and grabs the letter and begins to open it.*

Takeru: What?! But what if the letter contains a weapon!

Miyabi: We looked through it. It's just an old photo.

Takeru: You read her mail?!

Miyabi: We didn't break the seal or anything. It's all scientific stuff, you wouldn't understand.

Takeru: Or is it just that you didn't understand it?

*Madoka gasps. Takeru and Miyabi looks over at Madoka, as she places a hand over her mouth and shakes. Madoka drops the envelop and photo. The photo falls on top of the envelope, revealing a picture of a younger Madoka and Shinji Mizubagu.*

(In Another World)

*Shinichi Hattori runs into a room. Shinichi knocks a desk over and hides behind it. A group of men carrying guns run into the room and start firing at the desk.*

Shinichi: Darn it! Next time I take on a case, I need to make sure it's a normal one, like a father kidnapping his estranged daughter. My cases have been weird ever since that mansion!

*The gunfire quickly dies down.*

Shinichi: Huh?

*Shinichi slowly looks out from behind the desk, seeing the gunmen lying on the floor. Shinichi looks up and sees Power standing above the knocked out gunmen, holding a bat.*

Shinichi: You're that guy. Power, wasn't it?

*Shinichi stands up. Power smiles and nods at Shinichi. Power turns around and walks off.*

Shinichi: Uh... THANK YOU!

*Power lifts his arm up and gives a thumbs up as he walks away.*

(In Another World)

*Todoroki stands in a church, at an altar, wearing a tuxedo. The doors slowly open and Jerrica walks in, wearing a dress. Todoroki smiles. The piano player starts playing the piano. Todoroki and Jerrica's eyes widen.*

Todoroki: That's not the wedding march... Sounds more like Libera Me...

*Jerrica looks over at the piano player.*

Jerrica: Hey, buddy! What do you think you're playing?!

Piano Player: Sorry. The only other song I know how to play on the piano is Pursue the Truth.

Todoroki: That voice...

*The piano player stands up, revealing himself to be Power, and bows.*

Power: Sorry. I know it's not as beautiful a sound as what you heard when you two first got together, but please try to make due.

*Power stands up straight, then sits back down and continues playing. Todoroki and Jerrica sigh. Jerrica smiles and continues to walk down the aisle.*

(In Another World)

*"Syaoran", Kurogane, Fai and Mokona sit by a campfire.*

Fai: And so that's how I managed to change us back from looking like that old man without using magic, Kurgs.

*Fai smiles.*

Kurogane: I don't buy that for a second.

Mokona: Oh, Kurgie, you never trust anyone.

"Syaoran": Still, we never got to the bottom of that. We don't know what sort of magic that was.

???: It wasn't magic.

*Kurogane quickly draws his sword.*

"Syaoran": Wait, that voice...

*Power walks out of some bushes. Kurogane slowly places his sword back in its scabbard.*

Power: It was alchemy. There's a big difference. You see, o- Oh, who am I kidding? Alchemy is removing a few molecules using scientific tools, not moving parts of a destroyed bridge back in place with your mind.

Fai: I was wondering when you'd come out, Power.

Power: Right back at ya, Fai.

Kurogane: What are you doing here?

Power: I've decided to do some sight seeing.

*Zabefa flies on to Power's shoulder.*

Power: Zabefa's gotten a lot stronger since the last time we met. He can go to loads of places in such little time!

Mokona: That's Zabefa?!

Power: Yeah! Jealous?

Mokona: N-No!

*Zabefa caws happily.*

Power: He says he's happy to see you. Anyway, back to why I'm here.

Kurogane: You said you were doing some sight seeing.

Power: I've been doing some. Went to a nice little kingdom, surround by sand. The king's daughter sure was a little depressed because a few of her friends weren't around or something. She said they hadn't visited in awhile.

*"Syaoran", Kurogane and Fai's eyes widen.*

Power: So, anyway, you guys wanna check out this kingdom? Seems like a place you guys would like. Since Mokona is limited in where to travel, while Zabefa can go wherever he chooses, I figured we could give you a lift.

Fai: I'm sure I speak for the group when I say we're honored, Power, really. But Zabefa, even in his new form, doesn't appear to be able to fly the four of us there.

Power: Oh, he can grow for travel.

Mokona: What?!

Power: Yeah. Zabefa sure is a neat little guy, huh? GoldPsy told me he was based off a pair of white and black rabbit things. At least, his sealed form was. This form is based off the heart of my soul or... something philosophical sounding like that, I don't know.

*"Syaoran" stands up and bows.*

"Syaoran": Thank you, Power.

Power: Hey, hey, don't look at my feet. Look forward to seeing this world. And you don't need to thank me for it. I'm just showing my friends an interesting world.

*Kurogane and Fai stand up, as Mokona jumps on Fai's shoulder. "Syaoran" stands up straight.*

Fai: Really though, we are honored.

Power: Yeah, yeah. We can talk about how happy we are later. Let's share stories of our travels for now. Like right before I went to that desert kingdom, I was in another desert kingdom.

*Power nods.*

Power: That one was a little different though. A young prince was ruling the kingdom. Well, I guess he was a king. Anyway, he had a little sister, who had this traveler friend. Those two were pretty cool.

(In Another World)

*Rei sits at a cash register.*

Rei: I really appreciate those kids getting me this job and all, but couldn't they have picked a place that gets more customers? This is a no-name tailors, and I'm the cashier! I'm lower than the bottom of the barrel. I'm not even in the barrel!

???: How long are you planning to talk to yourself?

*Rei looks over and sees Power.*

Rei: AH! D-Did you hear that?!

Power: This place must be pretty boring, if you're starting to talk to yourself. Well, I suppose you're not talking to yourself, just complaining out loud. I know what talking to yourself is like. No, you don't. Yes, I do. You're a loser. Well, you're me.

*Power chuckles.*

Rei: Uh, I'm sorry, the owner is out at the moment, but he'll be back soon.

Power: No way. Can't wait that long.

*Power holds up his trench coat.*

Power: I need this fixed as fast as possible. Can you do it?

Rei: Uh, I'm only the cashier, I can't...

Power: Please? I'm begging you! Look at this trench coat!

Rei: Well, it does look really messed up.

Power: I meant look at how cool it is! But yeah, it's in pretty bad condition.

Rei: Obviously! Did you get struck by lightning or something?

Power: Several times...

Rei: WHAT?!

Power: Anyway, I'll leave this thing here. I'll be back for it in a couple hours.

*Power turns to walk off.*

Power: Oh, but if I don't return, feel free to sell it. I got a friend who made that for me.

Rei: Wait...

*Power walks off.*

Rei: ...Ugh... Well, I guess it wouldn't hurt to at least fix it up.

(In Another World)

*Red lights flash as a siren wails. Men run throughout hallways. Todoroki and Glider run down a hallway.*

Glider: Sorry about this, kid. I never figured your first task on the force would be protecting the President.

Todoroki: It's fine. I've just been itching to do something since joining President Kaede's guard.

*Glider chuckles.*

Glider: That's good to hear.

*The two turn a corner and see a man holding someone to the floor.*

???: LET GO OF ME, YA LUG! I'm a friend!

*Todoroki's eyes widen.*

Todoroki: Wait, I know that voice!

*Todoroki runs over and looks at the man on the floor.*

Todoroki: Power?!

Power: Hey, Todo. Can you get this big lug off me?

*Glider walks over to the guard.*

Glider: It's fine. You can leave now.

*The guard releases his grip on Power and stands up. Power stands up and dusts himself off.*

Power: Whew. Thanks for that, Glider.

Todoroki: Power, what are you doing here?

Power: Oh, I brought a gift for President Kaede.

???: A gift, huh?

*Power, Todoroki, Glider and the guard turn around to see Kaede in a nightgown.*

Glider: Kaede, ma'am, what are you doing up?

Kaede: Who can sleep when you have the sirens going?

*Power laughs as Glider blushes.*

Power: She told you.

*Kaede looks at Power.*

Kaede: So, stranger, what brings you here?

Power: Maybe I've spent too much time around Eiji, but I've come to make a delivery.

Glider: Hey, where's your trench coat? If you had that on, everyone would recognize you.

Power: What?

Todoroki: Oh, President Kaede had a statue built in your honor.

Power: What?!

Kaede: Sure, the winner of the race would be placed in all eternity with a statue, but surely the man who defended us had to have a statue all his own built too.

Power: A statue of me, huh? YES! One step closer to being Kamina!

Kaede: Now, what was that gift?

Power: Oh, right.

*Power hands a bag to Kaede. Kaede opens the bag and pulls out an Automail arm. Kaede, Glider and Todoroki's eyes widen in shock.*

Power: Oh, calm down. It's just Automail.

Kaede: Wh-Why are you giving us this?

Power: You guys have flying cars. This world is more technologically advanced than mine, and yet you don't have Automail. I figured you could reverse engineer that or something and start making Automail limbs for people.

Glider: He really is a weird one.

*Todoroki smiles.*

Todoroki: Yeah, but he is cool.

*Kaede smiles widely and chuckles.*

Kaede: Thanks for this, Power. Oh, speaking of arms, how's your arm doing?

*Power holds up his left arm.*

Power: It might be a little under used, but it's doing great.

*Power smirks.*

(Future - 3 Years)

*Christopher Tarukane sits in a car, holding his cell phone to his ear, with his eyes wide in shock. Tarukane drops the phone and drives off.*

Tarukane: Granny's dead... Miyu's upset... I have to make this right!

*Tarukane's car drives up to an intersection, as someone directs traffic. Tarukane drives past the man. The man pulls off his helmet to reveal himself as Power.*

Power: Keeping the road open for you, ya ol' bum.

*Power smiles.*

(Future - 100 Years)

*Tanya and Grant run through a warehouse.*

Grant: Where is it?!

*Tanya chuckles. Grant growls.*

Grant: What is it?

Tanya: Oh, nothing. It's just... I never would have imagined you joining the Blog Cast.

Grant: Coming from the girl who refused the offer for years?

*Tanya blushes.*

???: Well, well, well. I never would have imagined it. This old place is still up.

*Tanya and Grant turn around and see Power sitting on a crate, holding a box.*

Power: Hiya!

Grant: Y-You!

Power: So, the little delinquent joined the Blog Cast.

*Power jumps down and hands the box to Grant.*

Power: I've disarmed the bomb. You two still might want to dispose of this properly, then hunt down the guy setting these up.

*Power turns around.*

Power: You know, this old warehouse has been home to many a famous things.

Tanya: Oh, we know that. This warehouse is a landmark.

*Power turns around, wide-eyed.*

Power: Seriously?!

*Tanya nods. Power chuckles.*

Power: Hm... Yeah. I'm sure of it.

*Power pats Tanya and Grant on the shoulder.*

Power: The Blog Cast is in good hands.

*Power turns around and walks off.*

Power: I put a lot of work into it. Take care of it.

Tanya: You got it!

Grant: Right...

(Future - 13 Years)

*Power stands in a room, next to a door.*

Power: So, Lemmy, you have a bathroom in your bedroom too?

Lemmy: (From inside the bathroom) Yeah!

Power: Just like your old man.

*The door opens and Lemmy reaches an arm out.*

Lemmy: Pass me that thing on the table, please, Past Dad.

*Power looks over and picks up a large blue thing, then passes it to Lemmy. Lemmy's arm returns to the room and the door closes.*

Power: That some towel?

Lemmy: Yeah, something like that.

Power: You're going out with that boyfriend of yours, huh?

Lemmy: Yeah.

*Power sighs.*

Power: I guess if I come to terms with it now, the me from this time will be able to deal with it.

Lemmy: Yeah, you seem pretty okay with it, though you do grill Ryusuke all the time.

*Power's eyes widen.*

Power: Ryu?! Not Ryuji the Hunter!

Lemmy: No.

Power: Whew... Don't give Daddy a heart attack now.

*Lemmy chuckles.*

Power: Hey, Lemmy?

Lemmy: What's wrong, Dad?

Power: I've got a bit of a problem. Think you can help me out?

Lemmy: I'm not telling you how to beat a game from years ago again.

Power: I do that in this time, huh? Heh, no. You see, I've got a Philosopher's Stone burning a hole in my pocket. I went back and saved both my and Frank's lives, I healed a Homunculus so she could die less painfully. Even the little Alchemy I've been using hasn't depleted that much of the stone.

Lemmy: You were using Alchemy?!

Power: Yeah. Why?

Lemmy: In my time, you don't really use Alchemy. I've never seen you use it.

Power: That was a promise I made to myself awhile back. "Don't let Lemmy see you use Alchemy. She'll get interested in it and get hurt."

Lemmy: Oh, come on. I'm more interested in time travel than Alchemy.

*Power sighs.*

Power: Yeah. I guess I don't even need Alchemy that much anymore. ...Hm?

*Power smiles.*

Power: That's it! Just need to do one last thing with this stone!

Lemmy: Well, I'm done!

*Lemmy walks out of the bathroom, in Konata Izumi cosplay.*

Lemmy: What do you think?

*Power slowly smiles and hugs Lemmy.*

Power: I can't believe how awesome you turned out! You look so cute in that cosplay too!

Lemmy: It's too hot for hugs, Dad. And what you just said sounded really creepy.

*Power breaks the hug and looks at Lemmy. Power and Lemmy smile and laugh. A doorbell rings.*

Lemmy: Oh! That must be him! Dad, want to meet my boyfriend?

Power: Sure.

(A Few Minutes Later, in the Living Room)

*Power and Lemmy stand by the front door as Lemmy opens it. A teenage boy with dyed-orange hair looks at the two.*

Teenage Boy: Nice cosplay, Lemmy!

*Power glares at the boy.*

Lemmy: Oh, right! Ryusuke, I'd like you to meet my father.

Ryusuke: But, we've already met.

Power: I'm her Dad from the past.

Lemmy: Anyway, Dad, I'd like you to meet Ryusuke Miura.

*Power's eyes widen.*

Power: MIURA?! L-Li-Like...

Ryusuke: Son of Eiji and Hotaru Miura.

*Ryusuke nods.*

Power: Well, son of a gun-wielder! Welcome to the family, sport.

*Power pats Ryusuke on the shoulders, then leans close.*

Power: But if you ever do anything to hurt my daughter, believe me, no one will be able to stop me from hurting you back.

*Ryusuke shakes in fear. Power then chuckles and pats Ryusuke on the back.*

Power: Hey, calm down! Can't you take a joke?

*Ryusuke sighs.*

Power: Now, you two go have fun.

Lemmy: Right! Thanks for the help, Dad!

*Lemmy and Ryusuke walk over to a car.*

Ryusuke: I can't believe you cosplay as characters from before we were born.

Lemmy: Hey, Dad and I used to watch his DVDs together.

*Power smiles.*

(Past - 26 Years)

*Onsokumaru, in human form, slowly carries a faint Shinobu on his back, as he drags a faint Daisuke across the ground.*

Onsokumaru: Magnesteel really did a number on you two, didn't he?

???: Need a hand?

*Onsokumaru looks over and sees Power.*

Onsokumaru: Who are you?

Power: Consider me an old friend. Or, maybe a future friend. Time travel. It's confusing. Point is, I'll be GoldPsy's student. I assume he's told you about everything you need to do.

Onsokumaru: For the most part.

Power: Alright. Then wait just a second.

*Power pulls the Philosopher's Stone out of his pocket. Power leans over Daisuke and holds the stone next to him. The stone glows red, as Daisuke's wounds heal. Power stands up straight and holds the stone next to Shinobu. The stone glows red as Shinobu's wounds heal. Power places the Philosopher's Stone in his pocket.*

Onsokumaru: Who are you?

Power: Just call me "kid" for now, alright?

*Power lifts Daisuke on to his back.*

Power: So, the plan is to let these guys recuperate at your manor for now, right?

Onsokumaru: Not the Ninja Manor. There's another manor GoldPsy told me about. That's where I have to hide them. After that, they're going to be sent to the future, and defeat Magnesteel there, or something.

Power: The Blog Cast Manor?

Onsokumaru: Blog Cast?

Power: Oh, no. It's nothing. Just sounds like a good name, you know? Blog Cast.

Onsokumaru: Hm... Yeah. It does sound good. I might just use it.

Power: It's all yours.

Onsokumaru: You know, kid, I don't know who you are, but believe me, this isn't who I usually am. I'm usually-

Power: I know what you're like.

Onsokumaru: Huh?

Power: Oh, it's a long story. You'll live it some day.

*Power chuckles.*

(Past - 22 Years)

*Power stands in front of a house and knocks on the door.*

Power: This had better be worth it.

*The door opens and a man with red hair walks up.*

Power: Mr. Red? Mr. Michael Red?

Red-Haired Man: Yes? And you are?

Power: Your daughter's tutor.

Michael: You don't look like Kain.

Power: I'm a friend of his. He won a trip to Hawaii.

Michael: And he sent you as his replacement?

Power: I know! I'm the one who convinced him to enter! You'd think he'd be grateful and invite me!

Michael: What's your name anyway?

Power: Zac.

Michael: Well then, Zachary, if you think you're smart enough to tutor my daughter, I'll allow it. But don't think I'm not suspicious. Laila!

*An eight-year old version of Lai runs into the room, wearing a dress. Lai looks at Power and curtsies.*

Lai: Hello.

Power: ...I gotta be honest, it's weird seeing you as a child. I just assumed you were born an adult and stayed the same size your whole life. Heck, I thought the suit was part of your body.

Lai and Michael: Huh?

Power: Oh, just had this image of her in my head from the way Kain describes her. Thought she was a young professional.

Lai: Kain said that?

Michael: That's strange. He's always remarking how hard it is to teach her.

*Michael glares at Power.*

Michael: I'm watching you.

Power: Go right on ahead. And don't worry. Your daughter has the makings of greatness in her. Heck, one day, she might even be able to graduate college early and become a therapist. You have to be really smart to be one of those.

Lai: You think I'll be that smart?

Power: Think nothing. I'm sure of it.

Michael: Right... Well, let's head to the kitchen.

*Michael walks off. Lai grabs Power's hand and runs after her father.*

Lai: Come on!

Power: Alright, alright!

(Past - 13 Years)

*Several men step off a ship docked at a port. Ginjiro and Shinji walk off the ship. A five-year old WaterBug walks off the ship.*

WaterBug: Alright! Finally on land!

Ginjiro: WaterBug, you know you're supposed to stay on the ship.

WaterBug: But Captain!

*Shinji leans down.*

Shinji: Captain's right, son. You're still to inexperienced with large cities. You'll be ready soon. For now, watch the ship for us. You know how to man the defenses. Can we trust you, son?

*WaterBug nods and runs back on the ship.*

WaterBug: Oh, this is great! I did wanna go out to the city, but defending the boat is a big responsibility.

???: You're allowed to use cannons, but you can't go into a city?

*WaterBug turns around and sees Power sitting on the edge of the boat.*

Power: Dang, what kind of crew was Gin running?

WaterBug: Wh-Who are you?

Power: Huh. Look at that. Kid they got to defend the ship freaks out easily too.

*Power jumps in front of WaterBug.*

Power: Don't worry. I'm an old friend of Captain Ginjiro's. I've known him since he was your age.

WaterBug: B-But, you look younger than him!

Power: ...Yeah. I guess I am younger than him. It's all time-y wime-y. Anyway, this ship is pretty boring, huh?

WaterBug: A little.

Power: Well, don't worry, kid. I can help you protect it.

WaterBug: You can?

Power: Yeah. I'm the strongest fighter in the world. And I think you'll find I'm omniversally recognized as an excellent story-teller.

*Power pulls out a piece of paper, then looks at it.*

Power: Oh. That's just my shopping list. Still need to pick up that Tsubasa Season 3 Boxset. Anyway, how about I tell you the story of the greatest hero in the world?

WaterBug: You?

Power: Oh, gosh, no. I'm just the strongest fighter in the world. No, this guy saved the world from a nuclear missile. He stopped a mad gunman. Heck, he even changed the past. This is the story of the legendary hero, Kenji Mizubagu.

*WaterBug's eyes widen as he smiles widely.*

(Past - 12 Years)

*Albert Magman stands in a room.*

Magman: I'm sure Morono has to be the criminal. Now if only I could find the murder weapon.

*A man in a police uniform walks up to Magman and taps him on the shoulder.*

Officer: Detective?

*Magman turns around.*

Magman: What is it?

*The officer holds up a bag. The bag contains a knife with dried blood on it.*

Officer: This was uncovered outside, in the bushes.

*Magman takes the bag.*

Magman: This must be it!

*The officer turns and walks off. The officer pulls off his hat to reveal himself as Power.*

Power: Be glad I found out how the case ended and grabbed that for ya, Detective.

*Power smiles.*

(Past - 11 Years)

*Hank enters his house.*

Hank: I'm back!

*Hayden walks down the stairs.*

Hayden: Welcome home.

*A knock is heard on the door.*

???: GET IT, HENRY!

Hank: Yes, Dad... Probably another fan wanting Hector Butler's autograph... If only they knew what the real Hector was like...

*Hank opens the door and picks up a ticket.*

Hayden: What is it?

Hank: It says it's a ticket for one free cruise for one.

*Hank smirks.*

Hank: Catch is, you need to be over 18 to use it. I guess this ticket is only good for Dad.

Hayden: Uh... No way. We're really lucky, huh?

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 10: Journey's End (Part 2)

by on

(Past - 9 Years)

*Glider stands behind a doorway, peeking out. A large man wearing a bullet proof vest walks up to the doorway. Glider ducks into the doorway. A hand wraps around Glider's eyes as something is thrown out of the room. A large flash covers the room.*

???: FLASH GRENADE!

*The hand moves away from Glider's eyes as someone runs out of the room. Glider looks out of the room and sees Power punching at the man in the bullet proof vest.*

Power: When guns and bullets are useless, you gotta put your fists to use, Glide-man!

Glider: Wait... you're that Power kid, right?

Power: Yeah. Well, he'll be me. Long story. You'll live it. I love that phrase. Now help me!

Glider: R-Right...

Power: Glider's helped me through a lot, the least I can do is repay the favor and get him out of this mess.

(Past - 3 Years)

*A family stands around a gravestone, crying. A man walks up behind the group.*

Man: Excuse me.

*One of the men and one of the women turn around and see Power.*

Power: This is Thomas Herring's grave, right? And you're his son and daughter, Andrew and Lenore, right?

Andrew: Wait a second, aren't you...

Power: I didn't know your father that well, but I felt bad that I wasn't there when he died. So, I decided to, uh, buy a little present.

*Power pulls out a lottery ticket.*

Power: I know it's not much, but please, have it on me.

*Power hands Lenore the lottery ticket.*

Lenore: Uh... Th-Thank you.

Power: If somehow, against all odds, the ticket I bought just happens to have the right numbers... well, share it throughout the family, got it? Don't you two just keep it for yourselves.

Andrew: Of course.

Power: Well, see ya.

*Power walks off.*

Lenore: That was the guy who helped Dad home, wasn't it?

*Andrew nods.*

Andrew: Yeah. Still, a lottery ticket? Who gives that out at a funeral?

Lenore: I know, right? Still, if we win, there's enough going that none of us have to worry about money for the rest of our lives.

Andrew: Yeah, but what are the odds of us winning?

(Present)

*A car pulls into a dark parking garage. Miki steps out of the car.*

Miki: Alright, I got your message. What do you want?!

*Power walks up from behind a car.*

Power: Hey, Miki! Been awhile!

Miki: Power?! You're the one who sent me that threatening message?!

Power: I meant for it to come off more as threat-mantic.

Miki: Ugh... Look, just tell me why you called me out here.

Power: Awwww... Why do people always have to ruin these nice little moments I set up!?

*Power sighs.*

Power: Alright, she doesn't want the surprise. Just come on out.

*Miki's eyes widen as Yasunobu walks out from behind a car.*

Yasunobu: Hey, it's been awhile, Miki.

*Yasunobu walks over to Miki and smiles.*

Miki: You... CREEP!

*Miki punches Yasunobu, knocking him to the ground. Power's eyes widen.*

Power: OH CRAP!

Power and Yasunobu: I forgot how hard she can punch.

Miki: What is this?! Some kind of prank?! Power, I don't like this! Is that Daisuke? Kenji in a wig?!

Power: No. That's Yasunobu Hattori. Your boyfriend.

Miki: Look, Power, the divorce hurt us both. You don't have to go out of your way to hurt me more. Yasunobu is dead.

Power: Actually, he never died.

Miki: Yes, he did! He was investigating F-Kira, and they killed him.

Power: Not necessarily.

Miki: Huh?

*Yasunobu stands up and rubs his cheek.*

Power: Maybe a guy happened to have a magic dimension-travelling bird he could take through space and TIME. Maybe that guy just happened to end up at the moment Yasunobu was about to die. Maybe that guy just happened to save Yasunobu.

Yasunobu: You are so obvious. Girls need more subtly. Didn't I tell you that all those years ago?

*Yasunobu sighs.*

Yasunobu: But Power is telling the truth. As I was running from F-Kira's goons, this giant bird suddenly appeared and tossed me on it's back. Power was riding the bird. He took me to another universe to hide out and said he'd pick me up in four years. True to his word, four years later, he returned, looking exactly the same as when he dropped me off.

Power: Magic time-traveling bird. Why don't you people get this? Do I need a blue box to defy time?!

Miki: I don't get it... Why?

Power: I wanna make people happy, not focus on my own sadness. I didn't do anything dangerous. The world is exactly as it was before I moved Yasunobu around worlds. The world continued to act as though he had died, and since he never actually died, everything's fine. And look! No Time Abyss! Eat that!

Miki: So... wait... You're going to stop death now?

Power: I'm no god. I don't decide who lives and who dies. I just had to follow what the timeline said. Yasunobu Hattori went missing after he investigated F-Kira. We're just the ones who jumped to the conclusion he died.

Miki: Power, how can I... I mean...

Power: I got more time rifts to fix. I'll be seeing you two.

*Power goes to walk off, then stops.*

Power: Oh, by the way, Yasunobu, shouldn't you let Miki know about your little harem of women in the other world?

Miki: What?!

Yasunobu: It was a law in that world!

Power: No, it wasn't.

Miki: YASUNOBU HATTORI! YOU DISGUSTING PIG OF A MAN!!!

*Power chuckles and starts walking off.*

Power: Just like old times.

Miki: POWER! Thanks!

*Power flashes a thumbs up.*

Power: Alright. One last friend to visit.

(Past - 10 Years)

*Kaede and Midori walk down a street.*

Kaede: Thanks again, Midori. That was the best.

Midori: No problem, Kaede. Well, I need to head home now.

Kaede: See ya.

*Midori turns around a corner.*

Kaede: Uh... I'm gonna have no time to study tonight! I already do so badly in school... This isn't gonna help any.

???: Urgh.

*Kaede stops and looks around. Power stumbles out of a dark alley and collapses on the ground.*

Kaede: Oh my gosh! Are you okay?!

Power: Y-Yeah...

*Power looks up at Kaede.*

Power: Just... had a bit of a brawl with some guys.

Kaede: You better be careful!

Power: Hey! I'm 26! I can take care of myself! What about you? Teenage blond like you, walking the streets alone, at night? Some creep will grab you up.

Kaede: Ugh! You mean like you?!

Power: Heh heh... Not at all. It's just that I have a daughter. I always worry that when she gets older, something will happen to her if she's out late one night. I'm sure your parents feel the same.

Kaede: Right. Well, no worries. I'm heading home now.

Power: Good, good. ...Say, what were you doing out this late anyway? Isn't it a school night?

Kaede: My friends were throwing me a birthday party at a restaurant one of them works at.

Power: Ah, it's your birthday? My apologies. Happy Birthday!

*Kaede smiles.*

Kaede: Thanks.

Power: So, how old are you anyway?

Kaede: Uh! Like that's the business of some street fighter.

*Kaede turns around and crosses her arms.*

Kaede: But if you really must know, I turned 16 today.

Power: 16, huh? Good year.

*Kaede turns around.*

Kaede: Huh?

Power: Oh, I was just thinking that 16 is always a great year for people. The year of new beginnings, I call it. In fact...

*Power smiles.*

Power: You're gonna have a really great year. Heh... always wanted to say that.

Kaede: Great year, huh...

*Kaede smiles.*

Kaede: If we meet again, I'll let you know how it goes.

*Power smiles widely.*

Kaede: Well, see ya.

*Kaede runs off.*

Power: It's been a great time. Being the hero everyone looks up to. Travelling around, world to world. Seeing those I lost, being with them again. Too great a time to end... So it needs to. Otherwise, I'll never stop running.

*Power slowly stands up.*

Power: Time for a change. Time to give the rabbit over to someone new. But before that... one more person I need to check in on...

(Past - 19 Years)

*Power sits on a bench, looking at a school.*

Power: Any minute now...

*An old man walks over and sits down next to Power.*

Old Man: I hope you don't mind me sitting here. Been able to avoid needing a cane, but my legs still aren't what they used to be.

Power: Don't mind at all.

Old Man: So, why are you here? Is one of these children yours?

*A seven-year old version of Power walks out of the school. Power smiles.*

Power: Not quite. I'm just sitting here thinking about how long ago that was. It seems like forever since I was that age.

*Power chuckles.*

Power: But listen to me. I probably sound arrogant, don't I? A young man in the prime of his life looking back at when he was a kid.

Old Man: Oh, not at all. I recall being your age, about 25, 26, and looking back on childhood. Always thought that my remaining time would feel shorter than the time I used up, even if I lived into my 80s. But, looking back, that was ooooh so long ago.

Power: You don't say.

Old Man: Still, when you're seven, you have the world ahead of you. So young, so much time ahead. Or...

*The old man chuckles.*

Old Man: ...maybe it only seems that way to me, due to being 100 years old.

*Power's eyes widen.*

Power: 100?!

Old Man: Yes. And perhaps, should you play your cards right, you too will live this long.

Power: Maybe longer.

*Power and the old man chuckle.*

Power: You'll probably last longer yourself.

Old Man: Maybe. Most of my body is fine. Of course, the heart is the big thing to worry about.

Power: Well, in that case, you'll just need to keep your heart from going to sleep.

Old Man: Oh, please. If it does go to sleep, all ya need do is wake up your heart.

*Power's eyes widen, then he slowly smiles and chuckles. The old man stands up.*

Old Man: Well, my legs are feeling 99 percent better. I should be going.

*The old man goes to walk off, then stops.*

Old Man: Oh, but it was nice chatting with you. And, if ya want my advice, teaching was the best job I've ever had. I'd go put in an application if I were you. Oh, but there I go, assuming again. I'm just a humble old man. How should I know your intentions?

*The old man walks off chuckling. Power laughs.*

Power: Oh, that... That is awesome!

(Present, in the Shimizu Household)

*Power, Miyu, Kenji, Daisuke, Shinobu, Eiji and Hotaru sit at a table, eating.*

Daisuke: Of course you'd go to when you were seven.

Shinobu: So, you really gave up the Automail?

Power: Of course. I don't need it any more, and I'd rather it not just sit around and rust.

Miyu: You visited Jerrica and Todoroki's wedding without me? I helped them get together too, y'know!

Power: Hey, you were there. You looked a little older though. You probably go there in the future.

Eiji: Let's ignore all that for a second. My son is dating your daughter?

Power: Yeah.

Eiji: Lucky kid.

Power: Hey! Watch what you say about my baby girl!

*Eiji chuckles.*

Shinobu: You know, Onsokumaru mentioned to us that someone had come by and healed us, but we never imagined it was you.

Kenji: Oh, that reminds me, Power.

*Power looks over at Kenji.*

Kenji: Did you manage to drain my Philosopher's Stone?

Power: Well, I did my absolute best to use up all of it, but Franz knew how to make those things last. I had been thinking about giving the stone to Lai, along with the red stone I picked up, but I didn't want her to have the temptation, at least while she recovered. So, I did the one thing I could with that stone.

*Power claps his hand and grabs the table. Everyone else blinks.*

Daisuke: D-Did you just transmute my table?

Power: Nope.

*Power picks up a cup and drinks from it.*

Eiji: You gave up your Alchemy!?

Power: I gave that stone up as a way to disconnect myself from my Alchemy and still get back here.

Miyu: But why?

Power: Don't need it. It should be obvious why.

*Daisuke smiles.*

Daisuke: It seems you know something about honor after all.

Power: Thanks, Hiei.

*Someone walks up behind Power.*

???: No, you honestly did great this time. Better than I expect.

*Power looks back and sees GoldPsy. Eiji's eyes widen.*

Power: GoldPsy! Hey!

GoldPsy: Hello, son. You're back again, are you? Very well done, Power. VERY well done.

Power: Uh...

*Power smirks.*

Power: You've been watching my DVDs, haven't you?

GoldPsy: I've been in no condition to fight the Inferior Homunculi. I needed to find something to do.

*Eiji stands up and walks over to GoldPsy.*

Eiji: Master GoldPsy, sir!

*GoldPsy looks at Eiji. Eiji bows his head.*

Eiji: First, allow me to say how much of an honor it is to finally meet you! Secondly, allow me to apologize on behalf of my master!

*GoldPsy chuckles.*

GoldPsy: The honor is mine. Franz always talked about how you were his favorite pupil, even during our final battle. You don't need to apologize for him. Each person holds their own actions in life. If Franz truly felt bad for his actions and asked you to apologize on his behalf, I would understand. However, Franz made it a point to never hide his true feelings, unless necessary. That's why he never told you of the End of Destiny. He said he didn't want the kid most like a son to him to look down on him.

*Eiji's eyes widen and tears start to form in them. Hotaru smiles widely. Eiji looks back up at GoldPsy.*

Eiji: Th-Thank you, sir.

GoldPsy: Quit the sir thing. Even my own student doesn't call me that.

Power: Yeah. Just call him Goldie.

*GoldPsy sighs.*

GoldPsy: See what I mean?

Eiji: A-Alright, Master GoldPsy. But still! Master Franz didn't teach me everything he could. There's still so much about traveling I don't know. If you ever have the time... perhaps you could teach me something?!

*GoldPsy smiles.*

GoldPsy: I know little about traveling myself. I just do it. Besides, wouldn't you like to learn those things yourself?

Eiji: Huh?

GoldPsy: Still, if you ever want to learn how to be as strong as Power and Daisuke, look me up. I'll gladly teach you.

Eiji and Power: WHAT?!

Eiji: I-If you're sure, Master GoldPsy. It would be an honor!

Power: Whoa, whoa, wait, GoldPsy! My strength is the only thing I have over this guy!

Hotaru: You're a couple months older than him.

Power: But we can't help that!

*GoldPsy chuckles.*

GoldPsy: Can we put the talk of new students on hold for a minute? I have matters to discuss with my current student.

Power: In private?

GoldPsy: You've grown wise.

*Power and GoldPsy walk into the living room and walk out to the front porch.*

Power: So, what did yo-

*GoldPsy goes to punch Power, only for Power to catch the punch.*

Power: -u want to talk about?

*GoldPsy sighs again.*

GoldPsy: It's true. You really have grown throughout all this time. Heh, congratulations.

Power: What's wrong? You seem upset. Is it because I managed to beat Franz without you?

GoldPsy: No. It's nothing like that. It's just... I kind of wanted my friend back.

Power: Oh, yeah. You're down about that. I know exactly how you feel. Losing a friend is no joke, even one like that.

*Power and GoldPsy chuckle.*

GoldPsy: So, I picked up that you're going to be a teacher?

Power: Yeah.

GoldPsy: Do me a favor. Don't make my mistake. Don't have your students focus on a path that could doom them for life.

*Power stares at GoldPsy, then smiles and punches him on the shoulder.*

Power: Doom nothing. Look, you did what you thought would save the world. I'm not gonna get mad at you for that.

*GoldPsy's eyes widen.*

Power: You've helped me a great deal over the past ten years. Heck, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have made the friends I did. So thanks.

*Power smiles widely. GoldPsy's lip starts quivering. GoldPsy turns around and clears his throat. GoldPsy looks to the sky as tears begin to run down his face.*

GoldPsy: Whatever conclusion you come to, as your teacher, I'm fine with it. You've truly become a man among men, Do- Power Falkner.

*GoldPsy smiles and wipes the tears from his eyes.*

Power: Besides, it could be worse. I could be like those losers who are too wrapped up in their own sadness to care about another person.

[Insert - Aoi Tabibito]

~Beyond the faint, blue horizon,~

Power: So don't beat yourself up. You were right in a way. This is a harsh, cruel world at times, and people do need to make sacrifices from time to time.

~...the future I once dreamed of...~

Power: But you just can't accept that. I'd choose being crushed by the death of a friend over being prepared for it any day.

~...will be mine.~

GoldPsy: You're refusing to accept reality as harsh and cruel?

Power: Duh! Once that happens, you lose hope. You always gotta fight with the greatest outcome in mind.

~A sense of nostalgia cause me to stop,~

Power: My humanity, my friends, my life, I didn't lose any of it. And I got my arm back, check it!

~...but urged on by someone's voice,~

*Power holds up his left arm and turns it around, smiling widely. GoldPsy chuckles.*

GoldPsy: Even today, I am still learning from you, Power.

~...I start walking again.~

*Power looks at GoldPsy.*

Power: Hm?

GoldPsy: No. Never mind, it's nothing. Still, there's something I must say.

Power: What is it?

~Why must I let you go,~

GoldPsy: You are beyond my expectations. No longer shall I be guiding you. Congratulations, Power. You've graduated completely from being a student of the Golden Psycho Alchemist.

~...regardless of how well...~

Power: I think you may have misunderstood your nickname all this time.

~...I manage to express my feelings?~

GoldPsy: Huh?

Power: Golden Psycho Killer. I've been wondering why it was never "Golden Psychopath Killer".

~Before long, the dawn's light fell on me.~

GoldPsy: People are lazy.

Power: Maybe. Or maybe what they were really saying was Saikou, the Japanese word for Greatest.

*Power smiles.*

~I stood rooted to the spot, at a loss for words.~

Power: Amazing that the American figured that out, huh?

*GoldPsy chuckles.*

GoldPsy: Golden Greatest, huh? Of course you'd think it was that.

*GoldPsy smiles lightly.*

~And so let's meet that blue sky up ahead,~

GoldPsy: Well, I must be headed out. I have things that must be done, places to visit, people to talk to.

~...and make for that world...~

Power: This isn't farewell, is it?

GoldPsy: Of course not.

~...that keeps slipping below the horizon.~

GoldPsy: I'll stick around in your life, Power Falkner. But until then, see you around.

*GoldPsy walks off as Power smiles.*

(The Next Day)

*Power sits in a chair as Daisuke stands behind him, cutting his hair.*

Daisuke: So, that's the full story?

Power: Pretty much. I admit, having all those memories return at once does make me a little fuzzy on some details, but I'm pretty sure that's how it happened.

Daisuke: Well, considering all of that, I can see why changing the world was the option Kaede chose.

Power: Oh?

Daisuke: Let's say you and I are playing a card game. Each time you match a card with one of the same number, you get two points. Whoever has the most points wins. Out of a deck with 52 cards, I have 28 matched up. No matter how hard you try, there's no way you can get any more than 24. So how do you win?

Power: Punch you in the face and steal your cards?

*Daisuke chuckles.*

Daisuke: Something like that. While the rules of the game we're playing might suggest I win, the only way to win from there is to change the game. Rather than the person with most cards matched, the one who has the least points becomes the winner. That's what Kaede did. There was no way to win the "game" as it was, so she rewrote everything. Although, in this case, I suppose the change in game was more drastic, like going from soccer to golf.

Power: Whatever you say. I'm done with philosophizing over things like that.

Daisuke: Aw, not yet. There's still one unanswered question.

Power: If GoldPsy is my dad?

Daisuke: Where's Pinky?

Power: Rini? Now that you mention it, she disappeared after the Homunculi started falling, didn't she?

Daisuke: Maybe she was never here at all.

Power: Yeah, and maybe none of us are actually here.

Daisuke: No. I mean, what if she was a spirit or something. Did she ever interact with anything?

*Power's eyes widen.*

Power: Now that you mention it... But how... what... Where would she come from?

Daisuke: Well, if what you said about the previous world was true, you have a Goddess on your side.

Power: Heh, yeah, I do. I met Rini in time for those memories to start flowing back, just before I had to fight Franz. And if I hadn't remembered my true self, who knows what would have happened?

*Power looks up.*

Power: Thanks for this last save, Kaede.

Daisuke: HEY! Stay still! I nearly cut your neck open!

*Power's eyes widen.*

Power: Is that why my neck feels wet!?

(Meanwhile)

*Miyu and Kenji sit on the back porch.*

Miyu: So, Power told me he's no longer going to travel.

Kenji: Seriously? Him?

Miyu: Well, if he's going to be a teacher, he can't keep running off.

Kenji: He could. His students would just be surprised that their teacher gained five years in a night. And then lost eight.

*Miyu laughs.*

Miyu: I still intend to travel though. Power's passed Zabefa down to me.

*Zabefa flies over and lands on Miyu's shoulder. Zabefa changes back to his rabbit form.*

Zabefa: Eiji says he wants us to travel with him and Hotaru too!

Kenji: That's great! But... why are you two telling me this?

Miyu: Well, it's just... Power won't be able to keep an eye on you all the time, and at that mansion, he passed his duty as your "guardian" over to me, so, I was just wondering... do you want to go back to your world? I can tell the Todoroki there how you've reformed and all.

Kenji: Nah.

Miyu: Yeah, I figured you'd-

*Miyu and Zabefa's eyes widen.*

Zabefa: Did you just say "Nah"?!

Kenji: Having that Philosopher's Stone ripped out of me made me realize something. There's nothing left for me in that world. Sure, Ginjiro's still there and all, but he's got tha new detective to teach. I can't be impeding his progress by solving cases right away. I doubt my mother will ever be released, and even if she is, I don't know if I can trust her again.

*Miyu frowns.*

Miyu: Don't say that, she's your mother.

Kenji: Yeah. And I still love her. I don't know though, I just wouldn't be able to see her the same. I'd just be wondering when the next time she tries to destroy emotions would be.

*Kenji lies back.*

Kenji: There's nothing for me there. But traveling... there's so much I could learn. People I can meet. Emotions to be experienced. I guess what I'm trying to say is...

*Kenji sits up and looks at Miyu.*

Kenji: ...traveling with you has become my whole life. I don't want to end it yet.

*Miyu blushes, then smiles.*

Miyu: Yeah. You've become my world too.

*Kenji's eyes widen as he blushes. Miyu blushes deeper.*

Miyu: I-I MEAN! Traveling with you! That's become my world.

*Zabefa jumps off Miyu's shoulder.*

Zabefa: Oh, just kiss already.

*Zabefa headbutts Miyu in the back. Miyu falls forward, on top of Kenji. The two stare at each other, wide-eyed and blushing. Miyu kisses Kenji.*

(Inside the House)

*Shinobu, Eiji and Hotaru look out a window at the two. Shinobu smiles.*

Shinobu: Awwww...

*Eiji sighs.*

Eiji: Power's not gonna like this.

*Power, with short hair, and Daisuke walk in.*

Power: What won't I like?

*Hotaru points out the window and smirks.*

Hotaru: Another relationship blooming in front of everyone's eyes.

*Power looks out the window and smiles.*

Power: Two thousand years. The boy who waited. Good for you, dude.

*Daisuke sighs.*

Daisuke: You had to go and ruin it, didn't you?

*Miyu and Kenji walk in, while Zabefa sits on Kenji's shoulder.*

Kenji: Ah. Look. A group of voyeurs.

*Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Eiji and Hotaru blush. Zabefa chuckles.*

Eiji: W-We had good reason. Didn't we?

Hotaru: Y-Yeah. You see we-

Miyu: Kenji, you set them straight. I need to have a talk with Power.

*Miyu walks off. Power and Kenji blink in shock. Miyu walks back in.*

Miyu: Come on! Allons~y!

*Power chuckles as Miyu walks off. Power runs after Miyu.*

Power: What's up?

Miyu: I'm really going to keep traveling.

Power: I know. You told me.

Miyu: We're not going to get to see each other as often from now on.

Power: So, I guess this is another "See ya".

Miyu: Say it.

Power: Uh... Okay. See ya.

Miyu: That's not what I mean. Say that other farewell.

Power: Uh... You mean the bye one? But then it doesn't mean we're assured to see each other again.

Miyu: I know! And any number of things could happen while I'm traveling! So I just want one good-bye.

Power: Eh... Miyu, you're strong, Kenji's smart, and Eiji an experienced traveler. Nothing will happen to you.

*Miyu crosses her arms and pouts.*

Miyu: I'm not worried about myself. You're not adjusted to living in this world, or without alchemy...

*Miyu places her arms behind her back and smiles.*

Miyu: I'm just worried something will happen to you while I'm gone.

Power: ...Fine. Just this once. We've been through a lot after all. Homunculi, insane hypnotists, vile rulers...

Miyu: ...corrupted people, a mystery spanning years into your past, crazy love potions...

Power: ...an wacky race, robotic people, creatures that consume time...

Miyu: ...even the destruction of reality. We've survived a lot.

Power: Yeah, we have. So good-bye...

*Power slowly smiles and hugs Miyu.*

Power: ...my Miyu Matsumoto!

*Power and Miyu chuckle. Power breaks the hug and smiles.*

Power: Just know, I won't forget this time in my life. All of the days spent on these adventures. All the time and energy poured into them. It was all fun. From the Ninjas, to meeting Daisuke, to Akagi and Magnesteel, all the way to the final battle with Franz and beyond. This time of my life has been great. But, it's time to move on. Even so, I won't forget this time. Never. I will always remember my time as Power Hashiba.

(Credits - IT'S)

*GoldPsy stands in a white void, looking down at a plague. GoldPsy smiles, before walking away from the plague.*

With all I am and all that I'm becoming~ *In Red World, Lai stands at a counter as Rei places clothes on mannequins.*

I swear on all the days that aren't returning~ *Rei looks back at Lai and says something.*

I will overcome~ *Lai smiles.*

I'll pay it all to meet you on this journey~ *In Race World, Kaede sits at a table, with several other people. As the other people talk, Kaede yawns and stares out a window.*

I won’t come out unscathed and there many miles to go~ *Kaede smiles as she looks at a statue of Power.*

Fire's burning fast through every footprint~ *In Museum World, Glider, Jane and Gilbert walk through the museum, up to a statue of Hank.*

You told me that I would see this future come alive~ *In Music World, Jerrica and Todoroki stand in a cave and smile at each other.*

If we stand out ground, it won't be lost~ *In Fan World, Takeru and Miyabi walk down a street, holding hands.*

I feel it as my~ *In Clow Country, "Syaoran", Kurogane and Fai walk through a market, while Mokona sits on Fai's shoulder.*

Heart is pounding, hope resounding, firm for what I strive~ *Someone walks past the group, before turning around. "Syaoran" turns around and sees "Sakura" staring back at him.*

Pushing to the finish line, no matter the cost...~ *The two run over to each other and hug.*

Just go on~ *Fai and Kurogane smile.*

(Voice Credits:

Power Falkner - Vic Mignogna

Daisuke Shimizu - Chris Sabat

Shinobu Shimizu - Carrie Savage

Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia

Kenji Matsumoto - Chris Burnett

Eiji Miura - Jonathan Brooks

Hotaru Nakashima - Kira Vincent-Davis

Zabefa - Carrie Savage

GoldPsy Shimizu - Duncan Brannan)

Keep the faith, if you're smiling proudly~ *In another world, Todoroki, Jerrica and Hank walk up to a school.*

Keep the faith, if you're singing loudly still~ *WaterBug pops down from a tree and runs over to Todoroki, saying something. Hank rolls his eyes, as Jerrica chuckles.*

I know we'll make it through~ *Todoroki shakes his head and pats WaterBug on the shoulder.*

All I've wanted is your joy (whoa whoa)~ *Todoroki says something.*

Here today, all the strength you gave me~ *Two people walk up and the four look over to see Dawn and Gunkie.*

Here today, all the grace you showed me will~ *Dawn points to a clock. Todoroki, Jerrica and Hank rush into the school.*

Become the power I need~ *Gunkie yells after them.*

To keep walkin' with eyes straight ahead~ *WaterBug and Dawn chuckle.*

(Old Man - Ian Sinclair

Lemmy Tsuruya - Tia Ballard

Ryusuke Miura - Bryce Papenbrook

Kaede Shiranui - Kate Oxley

Todoroki Niwa - Micah Solusod

Miyabi - Tifanny Grant

Takeru - Michael Sinterniklaas

Jerrica - Alexis Tipton

Onsokumaru - Sean Schemmel

Rei Ishii - Caitlin Glass

Glider Jones - Robert McCollum

Jane Smith - Jamie Marchi

Gilbert Smith - Terri Doty

Hank Butler - Eric Vale

Hayden Butler - Maxey Whitehead

Laila Red - Cherami Leigh)

*In another world, Kenji bends down on one knee, in front of Miyu and pulls out a case. Miyu's eyes widen as Kenji opens the case to reveal a ring. Kenji says something. Tears form in Miyu's eyes as Kenji blushes deeply. Miyu says something. Eiji and Hotaru walk up, with Zabefa sitting on Hotaru's shoulder. Miyu and Kenji look over at the three, as Kenji blushes. Eiji chuckles, as Hotaru looks over at Eiji and asks something. Eiji's eyes widen as he blushes slightly. Zabefa laughs.*

If overwhelming shadows fall upon us~ *In the Blog Cast World, in the Valley of the Ninjas, Sasuke does sit-ups as Izumi sits on his back and yells at him.*

It only means that further out beyond us~ *Christopher Tarukane walks out of a prison and shields his eyes from the sun.*

There's a greater light~ *Kurosaki stands on a stage, in a club.*

Through hell and back you've run, and still you're standin'~ *Karame walks into an orphanage, as several children run up to him. Hayden runs up after them.*

Whatever trials or terrors we imagine, you'll regain~ *Hayden says something to the children. The kids run back in.*

Every little piece you started losing~ *Hayden sighs and looks up at Karame. Karame says something and Hayden smiles widely.*

All the while, your dauntless smile has been the silent key~ *Miyabi and Takeru sit at a table, flipping through books.*

Cracking every lock inside my heart~ *Takeru yawns. Miyabi turns to Takeru and yells at him.*

You're changing me and~ *Takeru gulps and holds the book up. Miyabi sighs.*

If I cling to just one thing, that thought that burns in me~ *Jerrica kicks at the air, as several teenagers kick at each other behind her.*

Triumph will be mine, no matter what's in the dark...~ *Jerrica turns around and her eyes widen. Jerrica walks over to a teenager swinging a staff around.*

Ready to fight~ *Jerrica blocks the staff with her leg.*

(Covet - Alexis Tipton

"Syaoran" - Jason Liebrecht

Kurogane - Chris Sabat

Fai D. Flourite - Vic Mignogna

Mokona Modoki - Carrie Savage

WaterBug Mizubagu - Greg Ayres

Shinji Mizubagu - Scott Freeman

Ginjiro Seto - John Swasey

Miki Hashiba - Jamie Marchi

Yasunobu Hattori - Robert McCollum

Christopher Tarukane - Sean Michael Teague

Hector Butler - Chuck Huber

Michael Red - Matthew Mercer

Albert Magman - Kent Williams

Andrew Herring - David Trosko

Lenore Herring - Laurie Steele

Shinichi Hattori - Patrick Seitz

Midori - Gwendolyn Lau

Tanya - Brittney Karbowski

Grant - J. Michael Tatum

Jason White - Cynthia Cranz

Kid - Mike McFarland)

Keep the faith, if your head is hangin'~ *Todoroki stands over a test dummy. Todoroki holds a scalpel and gulps.*

Keep the faith, if your feet are frozen up~ *Ginjiro walks up behind Todoroki and pats him on the shoulder.*

I'll be there at your back~ *Todoroki looks back at Ginjiro, who nods.*

You are everything to me (whoa whoa)~ *Todoroki turns back around and breathes in deeply.*

Here today, with the heart you've given~ *Daisuke stands in the living room, holding a manuscript under his arm. Shinobu walks in and Daisuke smiles.*

Here today, with a courage born from love~ *Shinobu frowns and shakes her head. Daisuke sighs and says something.*

I'm stepping into the dark~ *Shinobu walks over and pats Daisuke on the shoulder and says something.*

And I'll change it to a brilliant light~ *Daisuke smiles and says something, before walking out.*

(Songs:

Take Back - G B Shelter. Translated lyrics by Bandai.

IT'S - Kinya Kotani. Translated lyrics by Dearheart.

Aoi Tabibito - Takatsugu Tsumabuki. Translated lyrics by Bandai.)

*The camera pans over a school, before entering into a window. A class of students listen on as a teacher holds up a book. Two students look at each other and hold up decks of cards, smirking at each other. A piece of chalk flies between the two. The students eyes widen and look forward.*

I am free and I will see this future come alive~ *The students look up at their teacher, Power, who tosses another piece of chalk in his hands and says something, before holding up a deck of cards.*

Nothing in this world can ever take that away...~ *The students sigh and smirk.*

Just go on~ *Power smiles back.*

(Disclaimer:

I don't own any parody or reference in this episode.

Shinobu, Kaede, Miyabi, Takeru, Onsokumaru and Sasuke are from Ninja Nonsense, owned by Ryoichi Koga, MediaWorks and Ufotable.

Miki Hashiba and Yasunobu Hattori are from Suzuka, owned by Koji Seo, Kodansha and Studio Comet.

"Syaoran", Sakura Kurogane, Fai and Mokona are from Tsubasa, owned by CLAMP.

FullMetal Alchemist is owned by Himoru Arakawa, Square Enix and Bones.

Mark is owned by Aquaman889.)

Keep the faith, if you're smiling proudly~ *Power and a student sit at desks pushed together, placing cards down on the desks.*

Keep the faith, if you're singing loudly still~ *Power throws up his arms victoriously as one of the students hangs their head and sighs.*

I know we'll make it through~ *Power holds up his deck of cards and says something.*

All I've wanted is your joy (whoa whoa)~ *The student smirks and says something.*

Here today, all the strength you gave me~ *Power waves at three students as they walk off in opposite directions.*

Here today, all the grace you showed me will~ *Power runs up to a guy with black hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. The two wave at each other and talk for a few seconds.*

Become the power I need~ *The two walk into a game shop.*

Ready to fight~ *Power walks out later and sighs, as his friend pats his back.*

(Special Thanks:

Ex - For helping me come up with ideas and being a great friend for the past five years.

Swami - For helping me through some tough times and helping me realize little ideas.

15th Shadow - For always giving great input on the new episodes.

Dearheart - For providing the English lyrics for Spica and IT'S.

AutumChild - For allowing me to use her lyrics to Shunkan Sentimental.

Aquaman - For allowing me to use his character, Mark, for a cameo.)

Keep the faith, if your head is hangin'~ *Power walks through a store and up to some shelves.*

Keep the faith, if your feet are frozen up~ *Power picks up a DVD and smiles.

I'll be there at your back~ *Power walks out of a store, holding a bag.*

You are everything to me (whoa whoa)~ *Power holds up the bag and looks at DVDs inside, smiling.*

Here today, with the heart you've given~ *Late at night, Power, Daisuke and Shinobu stand in front of a bar.*

Here today, with a courage born from love~ *Shinobu and Daisuke walk in as Power smiles for a second before rushing in.*

I'm stepping into the dark~ *Power walks through a city, before stopping and looks up at the moon.*

And I'll change it to a brilliant light~ *Power smiles as he looks down and continues walking foward.*

*Power walks up to an apartment building and enters it, walking inside.*

(Epilogue - Late One Night)

*Power walks into a living room and plops down on a couch. Power yawns and stands back up. Power walks over to a shelf.*

Power: Hm... Mars Daybreak, Savers, Azumanga... OOH! Haruhi!

*Power pulls out a DVD and walks over to a television and DVD player. Power places the DVD in the player and sits down on the couch. Power picks up a remote and presses a button.*

Power: Alright. Time for some anime.

*Power leans back and smiles.*

(One More Final: Thank You)

Power: Hey, guys. I'm here as represenative of the Blog Cast to say thanks for reading. We've come a long way. The journey may be over, but the story continues! You'll still see me around as a great teacher! And there's more to look forward to as well! I'll be seeing ya again soon! Oh, and from me to you, thanks again!

(Afterwards)

Dearheart's lyrics to IT'S: http://dearheart42.tumblr.com/post/85638488850/my-english-fandub-lyrics-for-the-second-opening-of

It's been so long. Over five years. But now, it has come to an end. Thank you all, very much, for reading.

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 9: The Blog Cast's Final Battle

by on

(Opening - Take Back)

*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. A trench coat is thrown. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. Kazuo is shown in front of "The darkness is coming" painting. Power runs out a doorway.*

A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa, in bird form, is perched on Power's shoulder.*

...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power smiles and jumps forward.*

I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*

...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power jumps up and pumps his fists in the air.*

Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*

...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*

...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji smile at each other.*

The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power holds Kaede in a warehouse.*

...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru stand on a street, as an army of Lesser Homunculi falls from the sky, as an image of Franz appears in the sky. Power smirks, throws off his coat and runs towards the Lessers.*

The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power punches a Homunculus, as Eiji shoots his gun at several Homunculi.*

...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~ *The Homunculi fall to the ground. Daisuke and Shinobu run up and swing swords at several Homunculi, cutting them in half.*

The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Miyabi, Shinobu, and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*

...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru sitting at a table, talking, while Zabefa sits on the table, drinking from a sake glass.*

*Todoroki is shown punching a Homunculus, while Jerrica kicks one behind him. Karame is shown striking a Homunculus in the face. GoldPsy is shown lying in bed, breathing heavily. Kurosaki is shown, slapping a Homunculus across the face, while spinning in circles. Miyabi and Takeru are shown holding up their scrolls as lightning hits a Homunculus. Power walks through a Vortex. The Blog Cast Evolution logo is shown.*

(Episode 49 - The Blog Cast's Final Battle)

*Power tears off part of his coat sleeve, before tossing his coat away. Power walks over to Kenji and hands him the part of his coat.*

Power: Here, Kenji. You can use this to wrap your wound.

*Kenji blinks twice as Power looks over at Eiji.*

Power: So, what's the situation?

Eiji: B-But your arm...

Power: Oh, yeah. I got my left arm back. Neat. But who cares about that? Franz has unleashed the End of Destiny, huh?

Miyu: Yeah! We were trying to stop him, but he's done it.

Power: We're still here! He hasn't done anything!

[Insert - HERO ~Kibou no Uta~]

*Power smirks and runs over to Franz. Power elbows Franz in the face, causing Franz to slide back.*

Franz: What the...?!

Power: Ha! That got a good reaction out of you!

Franz: How did you get so strong, Double Roads?

Power: The name is Power! And I didn't get any stronger.

*Power runs towards Franz and knees him in the gut.*

~Reality can put you to the test sometimes!~

*Franz cringes before slamming his palm against Power's face. Power slides his face to the side and smirks. Power moves his knee back slightly and lifts his hands above his head.*

~A trial very much like a power from above!~

*Power slams his fists on to Franz' head. Franz starts falling down as Power knees him in the chin. Franz rolls back before stands up.*

~All Day! All Night!~

*Franz starts to breathe heavily, as Power leans right and left, smirking.*

Miyu (Voice-over): Amazing...

~You know sometimes it makes you sick to your bones!~

Kenji: You can say that again. None of us were able to put a scratch on Franz.

Eiji: That's not what she means, Kenji.

~But you never let go or give up the fight!~

*Kenji looks up at Eiji, who's smiling widely.*

Miyu: I've never seen Power look this excited.

~You're the one to show me how see the light!~

*Power and Franz run at each other, slamming against each other and sliding away from each other multiple times.*

~Oh Yeah! All Right!~

*Power punches Franz in the face. Franz punches Power in the face.*

~The sun is ready to shine on!~

Eiji: I don't know what happened to him, but Power's showing a side of himself I've only heard about in legends.

~Be brave and give me, give me power!~

*Power jumps in the air and twirls around, kicking Franz on top of his head. Power lands behind Franz, on his feet.*

~Power up! Power up! Power!~

Miyu: Daisuke always says Power had his greatest fight against Frank.

~You gotta let it awake!~

Miyu: The two didn't have to worry about anything but beating the other guy...

~And no matter what, you get right up when you are stopped getting the crown!~

Miyu: ...but I don't think that's true.

*Power and Franz grab each other's hands, trying to push the other down.*

Miyu: Every time I've seen that fight, he was fighting strongly for what he believed in.

~That's why you're running, running, running!~

Miyu: Forward movement, saving the world. But this?

Eiji: I know.

~Running for the future!~

Eiji: It's like he's fighting some school kid who just insulted a friend.

~Trying to live up to your dreams!~

Eiji: Sure, he's fighting to save all of reality, but he's having fun.

~I see you dashing through the wind just like~

Eiji: None of his thoughts are being bogged down by worrying about what he'll need to sacrifice.

~a HERO!~

*Power punches Franz in the face.*

Power: GoldPsy's been wrong this whole time!

*Franz punches Power in the face.*

Franz: So, you've accepted my plan?

Power: Heck no!

~Get over the sorrow!~

*Power slams his shoulder against Franz' chest.*

Power: GoldPsy thought I needed to endure immense pain.

~Heartbeat is rising!~

*Power goes to punch Franz, who leans out of the way and elbows Power in the back.*

~Pouring out emotion!~

Power: Ack! But that's not how it should be at all!

~Ringing in the distance!~

*Power spins around and kicks Franz in the side of the face.*

Power: That me?

~Sky I'm looking up to!~

Power: The one who went Double Road Victorious?

~Wishes always come true!~

Power: That's not what was needed.

~And it goes on and on!~

*Power and Franz start punching each other.*

Power: That me would either sympathize with you, or...

~Get over the sorrow!~

Power: ...waste time and energy while fighting you!

~Heartbeat is rising!~

*Power and Franz punch each other in the face, then slide backwards.*

~Pouring out emotion!~

*Power jumps to the side. Franz turns around, looking for Power.*

~Ringing in the distance!~

Power: DOUBLE ROAD!!!

*Franz turns around and sees Power behind him, with his right arm pulled back.*

~Sky I'm looking up to!~

*Power runs in front of Franz and goes to punch him in the face.*

Franz: That won't work!

~Wishes always come true!~

*Franz catches Power's right fist.*

Power: Ha! Gotcha!

~From me to you, this is a SONG OF HOPE!~

*Power punches Franz in the stomach multiple times with his left fist. Franz' eyes widen as he cringes. Franz steps back and grabs his stomach.*

Franz: But how... I am an Eternal...

Power: Eternal loser maybe. Well, more like Infinite Loser, but it doesn't matter how you phrase it. Even a dummy like me can figure out your major weakness! Once you split yourself across all of time and space, of course you'd get weaker! Your Eternal-ness is the only thing that's kept you from dying to my punches.

*Eiji whistles.*

Eiji: Nice going, Power!

Kenji: But... how'd he figure it out?

Power: Simple. When you make a Substitute, it takes a quarter of your health.

*Power smiles and laughs as Kenji chuckles nervously.*

Franz: So, it's my copies that are doing this then?

*Franz smirks smugly.*

Franz: It will take time and effort, but I can recreate this plan. All I need do is kill you four and then follow up with the murders of GoldPsy and the Blog Cast. No one will be able to stand in my way a second time.

*The dimension stops shaking as Franz breathes in deeply.*

Power: Just what I...

*Power smirks insanely.*

Power: ...was hoping you'd do!

*Power runs over to Eiji and slaps his hand.*

Power: Tag in! You guys take it from here! I need to go do something!

*Power runs over to Zabefa and jumps on his back. Power whispers something and Zabefa flies through the Vortex. Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Franz look at the Vortex.*

Kenji: He ran away!

Franz: Fleeing in the face of an enemy. How unsatisfying your student is as an opponent, GoldPsy. Hopefully my student will know better.

*Eiji growls and pulls out his gun. Eiji fires at Franz, but the bullet hits against Franz and falls down.*

Franz: Oh, nice try, my student. But I have cancelled the End of Destiny. I am as powerful as an Eternal comes. I will obliterate the Omniverse, I assure you.

???: You can't do this. I won't let you.

*Eiji, Franz, Miyu and Kenji look at the Vortex as Power walks through it. Daisuke and Shinobu walk up behind Power, followed by Karame, Jerrica, Todoroki, Miyabi, Takeru and Kurosaki.*

Power: I've been wanting to say that since I was a kid!

Miyu: Power's back!

Kenji: And he brought the Blog Cast.

Power: All of it!

*Ginjiro, Rei, Jane, Yume and Ai walk through the Vortex.*

Eiji: But even this army won't be enough!

Power: Who said this was all?

*Hank, Onsokumaru, Glider, Frank and another Lai walk through the Vortex. Miyu's and Kenji's eyes widen.*

Kenji: I thought those guys were dead.

Miyu: Forget that! Laila Red and F-Kira are among them!

*Frank sneers and looks away. Lai chuckles.*

Lai: Frankie, if you don't behave, I'll need to hypnotize you into helping.

Franz: No way... How...

Power: I took advantage of the Vortexes you opened.

*Zabefa flies through the Vortex and lands next to Power.*

Power: I decided, hey, it's been awhile. I might as well throw a reunion, and since time doesn't matter with these Vortexes, might as well bring the dead people back too.

Franz: GoldPsy would never have brought all his allies to help him in such a dangerous fight! Certainly not his arch-nemesis!

Power: Would GoldPsy do this!?! Been wanting to say that.

*Franz claps his hands and laughs.*

Franz: Yes, yes! This is the most excited I have been in centuries! Seeing every event in existence play in my head, nothing has been a surprise! But this? Double Roads, you have my most sincere thanks! I would never have seen this coming!

Kenji: Wait a second, Power! If they're all here, who's fighting the Homunculi?

*Power smiles widely.*

|*Daisuke and Shinobu stand, fighting the Homunculi, alongside Tsuruya, the Ninja Squad and Izumi.*

Daisuke: How many do you think are left?

Shinobu: No clue! Probably a million.

Daisuke: You're just guessing, huh?

Shinobu: Yep!

Daisuke: Great... We're finally back, and now we're still going to end up dying.

*Zabefa flies out of the Vortex with Power on his back. Power jumps down to the ground, in front of Daisuke and Shinobu. Power flashes the peace sign.*

Power: Perfect landing, huh?

Daisuke: You've lost your touch.

*Shinobu chuckles.*

Shinobu: It did look pretty awesome.

*Zabefa flies through the horde of Homunculi, knocking them over with his wings.*

Power: We have a bit of a situation.

Shinobu: We did here too! We all turned into old men!

Power: Yeah, I know. Turns out Eiji's mentor is the Creator. I'm going to need your help for this fight.

Daisuke: And leave the fight? Look, I'm not the kind of guy who thinks running from a battle is terrible, but we can't leave the others to fight alone.

*Shinobu nods.*

Shinobu: Right, right! If we leave, Sasuke and the others won't be able to handle the Homunculi on their own.

???: They're not alone!

*Power smiles proudly. Daisuke and Shinobu turn around to see Hotaru walking up. Hotaru swings a shinai in her hands.*

Hotaru: Listen up! We might not be superhumans like you, but we normal humans can protect our world just as well as you guys can! No weird creature made by Alchemy can beat us humans.

Shinobu: This is great! Right, Daisuke!?

Daisuke: Uh... Power, aren't you gonna stop her?

Power: Why would I? At the end of the day, we're just normal humans like them. Okay, you two may be clones, but still. Ya human in my book!

Daisuke: You're not even human!

*Power holds up his left arm.*

Power: Tell that to the flesh and blood.

*Daisuke and Shinobu's eyes widen.*

Shinobu: Whoa! You have your arm back!

Power: Yeah. It's been commented on.

Daisuke: But... how?

Power: I don't know. I'm assuming it's a Sesshomaru thing.

*Zabefa flies over to Power. Power jumps on Zabefa. Shinobu and Daisuke jump on Zabefa.*

Power: Hotaru, you better be sure on this! Eiji'll kill me if something happens to you!

*Zabefa flies off.*|

Power: After that, I went to pick up all these guys.

Miyu: So that means...

Power: Normal civilians, fighting all over the world, to protect planet Earth.

*Power smirks and looks at Franz.*

Power: You really underestimate us, Franz. You and GoldPsy might have thought not to bring normal people into your fight, but you're dealing with me now!

*Power holds out his fist.*

Power: Last chance, Franz! Give up the destruction of reality and we won't beat the tar out of you!

*Franz laughs.*

Franz: Showing kindness and understanding to your enemy? GoldPsy truly must have failed teaching you.

Power: Okay, he just insulted your Original, so you get first crack, Daisuke.

Daisuke: I'll let someone else take the first hit. After all, the hero always comes in later.

Power: Hey! I'm the hero!

Todoroki: Alright then. I'm the leader of the Blog Cast. I'll go first!

*Todoroki runs up to Franz and punches him in the face repeatedly with his left arm, then punches him with his right arm. Franz stumbles back, only to get kicked in the back of the head by Jerrica. Jerrica smirks and Franz stumbles in front of Karame. Karame strikes Franz with his palms. Franz limbs back, bumping into Kurosaki.*

Kurosaki: This makes me think of a wonderful melody.

*Kurosaki spins around, singing and smacking Franz in the face. Jane and Rei stand behind Yume and Ai, who are kneeling on the ground. Jane and Rei place HMDs over their eyes.*

Jane: Ai, two inches to the left.

Rei: Yume, you need to raise your knee up one inch.

*Yume lifts her leg up slightly, while Ai turns slightly.*

Jane and Rei: FIRE!

*Missiles launch out of Yume and Ai's knees, hitting Franz in the stomach. Franz slides back. Power whistles.*

Power: Scouters AND missile launchers?! Dang, Jane! There's nothing you can't make, huh?

Jane: No one can stop me from becoming History's Greatest Inventor Jane!

*Ginjiro lunges at Franz. Franz flips Ginjiro behind him. Ginjiro smirks and wraps his arms around Franz'.*

Franz: What are you doing?!

Ginjiro: Putting you in a hold.

Franz: Wh-

*Onsokumaru turns his back to Franz.*

Onsokumaru: Onsokumaru SPECIAL!!!

*Ginjiro releases Franz, covers his nose and jumps away. Franz' face scrunches up. Onsokumaru and Ginjiro fist bump.*

Onsokumaru: Told you I could do it.

Ginjiro: Looks like I lost the bet. I'll give you the money after this wraps up.

*Miyu jumps behind Franz and punches him in the back several times. Franz turns around.*

Kenji: LEFT!

*Franz goes to punch Miyu with his left arm, but Miyu jumps to the left, then behind Franz and proceeds to punch him again. Franz turns around.*

Kenji: RIGHT!

*Franz goes to punch Miyu with his right arm, but Miyu jumps to the right, then behind Franz and proceeds to punch him again. Franz turns around.*

Kenji: UP!

*Franz goes to kick Miyu, but she jumps up and kicks him in the face. Miyu jumps back, landing in front of Kenji.*

Miyu: Thanks, Kenji.

Kenji: No problem. We make a pretty good team.

Rei: Speaking of good teams, get a load of this one.

Miyu and Kenji: Huh?

Power: KA!

*Franz turns around to see Power standing behind him with his hands cupped together.*

Power: ME! HA! ME!

Franz: Oh, please. You expect me to fall for your false trick-

*Frank lunges at Franz and punches him in the face. Franz slides back.*

Power: Nice one, Frank!

Frank: Don't compliment me, freak.

*Hank punches Franz across the face. Franz punches Hank in the face.*

Hank: Ha! You think that actually hurts? I've felt worse every day of my LIFE!

*Hank tackles Franz, knocking him down. A bullet hits Franz in the gut. Franz looks over and sees Eiji pointing his gun at him.*

Eiji: Sorry, Franz. But everyone else is giving it their all! I'm not going to hold anything back either!

*Eiji fires several more shots at Franz. Lai looks around.*

Lai: What am I even supposed to do?! Power didn't let me bring my pocket watch.

*Glider looks over at Lai.*

Glider: Heads up!

*Lai looks over at Glider, as he throws a chain to her. Lai catches the chain.*

Glider: You got left, I'll go right.

*Lai nods. Glider and Lai run at Franz. Glider runs to the right of Franz, while Lai runs to the left. The two circle around Franz several times, then pull the chain, wrapping it around Franz.*

Franz: I am Franz Schicksal! Do you think a chain will stop me?!

Glider: Stop you? No.

Lai: Slow you down? Definitely!

*Miyabi and Takeru jump next to each other.*

Miyabi: And with that metal chain basically being a giant lightning rod...

Takeru: ...this is going to hurt so much more!

*Miyabi and Takeru hold up their scrolls. Lightning strikes Franz as he screams in pain.*

Takeru: YEAH! Take that!

Miyabi: Where'd that one come from, Takeru?

*Takeru shrugs.*

Takeru: I guess I've played Power's games too much. Heh.

*Power dances around, pointing at people.*

Power: Make today better than yesterday~!

*Daisuke jumps back, next to Power.*

Daisuke: You could help, you know!

Power: I don't have a weapon!

*Daisuke tosses Power his sword.*

Daisuke: Here! I have the one in my arm anyway!

Power: Alright! Let's do this!

*Power rushes towards Franz.*

Power: POWEEER!!! FALLLLKNEEEEER!!!!

Daisuke: He's insane.

*Daisuke sighs.*

Daisuke: Still, I think it's time to bring back an old favorite.

*Daisuke's right arm turns into a sword.*

Daisuke: SHI!

*Shinobu jumps next to Daisuke.*

Shinobu: Oh no! You're not leaving me out of this one!

Daisuke: Huh?

*Shinobu holds her sword up.*

Shinobu: I've got my own version too.

Daisuke: And you haven't told me?

Shinobu: I'm a Ninja. I gotta have some secrets.

*Daisuke smirks.*

Daisuke and Shinobu: SHIIII!!!

*Daisuke and Shinobu run towards Franz.*

Daisuke: MIZU!

Shinobu: NOBI!

*Daisuke and Shinobu jump in the air, and slash Franz with their swords.*

Daisuke and Shinobu: AUTOMAIL BREAK!!!

*Daisuke and Shinobu land on the ground and jump back. The chains around Franz shatter as cuts appear across Franz' clothes and exposed skin. Power smirks.*

Power: And here we have it! Humans, Clones, Cyborgs, Magicians, Martial Artists, right now, there's none of that! The only thing we are is the single group of people who stand in the way of the apocalypse!

Frank: Brushing off the disgusting changes you and Shimizu have, huh? That's a load of crap. Still...

*Frank smirks insanely.*

Frank: ...even I'm not gonna choose the apocalypse over crap!

*Frank runs towards Franz, as Daisuke jumps back next to Power.*

Daisuke: You've done it, haven't you, Power? You've reached inner peace.

Power: What are you talking about? I've always had inner peace.

*Power runs forward. Daisuke smiles.*

Daisuke: No. You're acting like when we first met, and yet so much different. You're not pushing others aside, you're not letting your regrets pile up. You've taken the best parts of yourselves and made them one. Humans, Clones, Cyborgs, Homunculi, Immortals, you've come to see them all at their best and worst. What am I doing? Now I've started philosophizing!

(In the Shimizu Household)

*GoldPsy opens his eyes and sits up in a bed, grabbing his head. GoldPsy's eyes widen and he quickly jumps out of bed.*

GoldPsy: I need to get back to the fight! Power's probably gone on ahead of me! I need to warn him of what Avarice told me! He probably believes Franz to be-

*A loud scream is heard from outside. GoldPsy runs over to the window and looks outside to see the Homunculi.*

GoldPsy: Oh, right! Franz sent those Homunculi to att- Wait...

*GoldPsy looks around. Hotaru knocks the Homunculi aside with her shinai. The Ninjas Squad and Izumi throw shuriken and kunai into the Homunculi's eyes. Tsuruya kicks the Homunculi in the head. A woman slams a rake against the head of a Homunculi, while a man hits a Homunculi in the stomach with a bat, before smacking it in the face with the bat. GoldPsy's blinks twice.*

GoldPsy: No way...

(Outside)

Hotaru: Keep it up, everyone! Make sure these things know that Earth! Is! Defended! And we humans will prevail!

(Back in Franz' Dimension)

*Power looks around at everybody, then looks at Franz.*

Power: You know what this is, Franz?

*Franz looks at Power.*

Power: This is the conclusion to the greatest tale that could ever be written. This is the tale Kaede wrote for me to be a hero of! And you know what that means? Just this once... No! From now on, I'm not taking exceptions! Victory isn't gonna achieved at the loss of one of my friends, or having to learn some lesson about how far I can push my morals. I'm beating you, Daisuke'll likely kill you, and I'm saving EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING! Because I'm the hero!

*Power runs over to Franz and punches Franz. Power jumps back.*

Power: Wait... I just punched a nigh-immortal being in the face while the world is on the verge of being destroyed... DAISUKE! I'M MASARU DAIMON!

*Power smiles widely. Daisuke shakes his head. Shinobu jumps towards Franz and twirls through the air.*

Shinobu: My feelings are always twirling around...

*Shinobu punches Franz.*

Shinobu: ...PUNCH!

*Shinobu lands and jumps next to Power and Daisuke.*

Power: Well, the old gang is back together once again!

*Frank lunges at Franz and punches him across the face. Blood drips from Franz' nose.*

Todoroki: We did it! We drew blood!

Karame: I can't believe I'm saying this, but way to go, F-Kira!

Franz: I'm not done yet!

*Lightning strikes Franz again.*

Miyabi: Yeah, but you will be!

Takeru: We'll make sure of it!

Onsokumaru: I could go all day!

Glider: If anyone needs some weapons, I keep plenty on me at any given time!

*Eiji fires his gun at Franz.*

Eiji: Good, I just ran out of bullets.

Miyu: No thanks. I prefer hand-to-hand combat!

Jerrica: Oh yeah! Who needs some lame weapons, when your legs can still kick!

Kenji: I'll take a gun if you can spare one. I'm tired of standing on the sidelines.

*Sweat drips down Franz' face.*

Daisuke: This guy's going down!

Shinobu: It almost reminds me of Magnesteel.

Power: Nah. Magnesteel was tougher. We only had five people fighting him.

Daisuke: Well, more like two. Three versions of me and two versions of Shinobu.

Power: Close enough.

*Kenji, Onsokumaru, Glider, Hank, Jane, Rei and Eiji all shoot guns at Franz, while Yume and Ai fire more missiles at him.*

Power: Hey, guys, I have an idea.

*The gunfire stops and Frank runs up to Franz. Frank punches Franz in the face and stomach. Franz stumbles back into Ginjiro, who grabs him and pushes him forward. Franz slams into Kurosaki, as he spins around, smacking Franz across the face. Todoroki jumps over and punches Franz in the side of the head. Franz falls to the side, only to be kicked by Jerrica. Franz falls, then stands up in front of Karame. Karame strikes Franz across the face several times. Karame jumps out of the way as Miyu runs up and punches Franz in the face.*

Shinobu: Well, tell us.

Daisuke: Yeah. Let's hear this brilliant idea.

Power: Never said it was brilliant, but it should work.

*Miyabi and Takeru hold up their scrolls, as green arms appear and fly into Franz, punching him.*

Franz: How? How can these mere mortals be beating me?

Daisuke: Hm... I like that plan.

Shinobu: Yeah! Let's do it!

Power: Alright! EVERYONE!

*The others look over to Power.*

Daisuke: Make room!

Shinobu: Because we're about to do the greatest thing ever!

Karame: What are you planning?

Power: We're about to show Franz just who the crap we think we are.

Frank: Oh no...

Hank: Well, it's something...

Onsokumaru: Alright, Kid! We're trusting you! Do it!

Shinobu: Cowabunga!

Power: Viva la Otaku!

Daisuke: Oh, for Light's sake, Blog Cast Strong!

Power: Finisher!

*Power holds up his sword.*

Power: Auto!

*Shinobu holds up her sword.*

Shinobu: Mail!

*Daisuke holds his sword-arm up.*

Daisuke: Break!

*Power, Shinobu and Daisuke run forward. Franz' eyes widen and he begins to jump back.*

Power, Shinobu and Daisuke: BLOG CAST SPECIAL!!!

*Power, Shinobu and Daisuke run towards Franz as Franz continually jumps back. Eiji growls and looks around. Eiji sees Power's Automail arm, with the blade still attached. Eiji jumps over to the arm and grabs it.*

Eiji: MASTER FRANZ!

*Franz' eyes roll over to look at Eiji.*

Eiji: Consider this my resignation!

*Eiji throws the arm at Franz, cutting Franz across the eyes. Franz grabs his face and screams in pain. Power runs over and swings his sword across Franz' chest. Power jumps out of the way as Shinobu runs up and swings her sword across Franz' chest. Shinobu jumps out of the way as Daisuke runs up. Daisuke stabs his arm through Franz. Daisuke pulls his arm out and jumps back. Power, Daisuke and Shinobu breathe heavily.*

Franz: Uh... Good work... Student of GoldPsy...

*Franz falls down. Everyone stares at Franz.*

Takeru: I-Is it over? Is he dead?

*Franz' body starts disintegrating. Everybody except Eiji takes a fighting stance.*

Power: Stand your ground, everyone. This is where Form 2 comes in.

Eiji: Stand down, everybody. He's gone.

Kenji: How can you tell?

Eiji: I was Franz' student. He told me how Eternal's work. The reason why Watchers of Destiny will die after giving up their title is because they lose their status as an Eternal. Once an Eternal loses that, or they die from being worn out, their time catches up with them completely.

Kenji: Franz WAS around 500 years old.

Miyu: He also called himself a human.

Eiji: No human is meant to live for 500 years. Franz' aging may have made him look in his 80s, but his time has caught up with him. Now he's nothing more than dust.

Daisuke: So he's really gone?

*Eiji nods. Power slowly smiles.*

Power: WE WON! WHEW!!!

*Miyu and Kenji high-five. Karame smiles.*

Karame: Can't top that.

*Hank sighs in relief. Onsokumaru starts flexing. Yume and Ai grab each other's hands and jump up and down. Glider and Jane look at each other and smile, nodding to each other. Frank and Lai hug each other, then kiss. Frank's eyes widen and he pushes Lai away, as he blushes. Todoroki looks over at Ginjiro, who smiles proudly. Jerrica and Miyabi smirk at each other. Takeru sighs, as Kurosaki pats him on the shoulder. Daisuke and Shinobu wraps their arms around each other's shoulders. Power wraps his arms around Daisuke and Shinobu's shoulders and the three smile. Eiji pulls a pocket watch out of his pocket and smiles sadly.*

Power: Alright, everyone! This has been great, but we have a problem.

*Everyone looks at Power.*

Power: We need to get out of this place, close these time rifts, get everyone back to their proper timeline... Everyone get on the giant bird. We're dropping Frank off first.

(???)

*Power and Frank stand in front of Zabefa, as Power unties ropes around Frank.*

Frank: Okay, I understand you can't trust me, but was the rope... was this really necessary?

Power: If you knifed Zabefa, we'd all have been lost in the timestream.

Frank: Would that really have been so bad?

Power: Hey, look at that. When you're not committing mass genocide, you have a humorous side.

*Power pulls all the ropes off of Frank.*

Power: Once we leave, your memories of these events should be erased. After that, there'll be no more risk of the time stream, don't worry.

Frank: Well, since I'll forget this anyway...

Power: Hm?

Frank: If I have to lose to you, and stupid forward movement continues to rot away at the world, just make sure the world rots and doesn't just blink out of existence, got it?

*Power smirks as Frank crosses his arms.*

Power: You have a good life too.

Frank: I never said I want you to have a good life! I want you to drop dead as soon as you get back!

Power: Right, right.

*Power hops on to Zabefa.*

Power: Wow, who'd have guessed Frank was tsundere.

(???)

*Power and Lai stand in front of Lai's apartment.*

Power: Alright, we're about three days before you capture us.

Lai: I do have to wonder something though.

Power: What?

Lai: The other me. The one that guy had captured. What's going to happen to her?

Power: ...I'm thinking... she gets a cup of coffee?

Lai: You know what I mean.

Power: After I return everyone else to their proper times, I'll grab the other you, put her in her world, get everything sorted out.

Lai: Good to know I'll be in good hands. Good, strong, manly hands that I'd just love to manipulate.

Power: Save it for Frank, when you hypnotize him.

*Lai chuckles.*

Lai: Thanks for reminding me. I'm going to have him lick my heels and feet clean, whip him a bit... I'll need to make a mental note of that.

Power: Hope that sticks at least.

(???)

*Power and Hank stand in front of the Butler house.*

Hank: I'll make it out alright, right?

Power: Uh... Yeah?

*Hank sighs.*

Hank: You're a worse liar than me.

Power: Well, you get some awesome powers at least.

Hank: What about my sister?

Power: No powers for her, sadly.

Hank: I mean does she turn out okay?

Power: Oh, yeah. You see that guy up there?

*Power motions to Karame. Hank looks at Karame.*

Power: She ends up opening an orphanage with him. He's helping her raise her own children too.

*Hank slowly smiles.*

Hank: My sister does all that?

Power: Yeah. Pretty amazing girl, that Hayden.

Hank: She's always been that way. Thank you.

Power: I'm just sorry the time differential will short this all out.

Hank: Don't be. The you of today always prattles on about "memories of the bodies" or something. I always thought you were just being ignorant, but I think I get it now.

*Hank turns around.*

Hank: Once again, thank you.

(???)

*Zabefa lands in front of the Ninja Manor. Shinobu hugs Onsokumaru.*

Shinobu: I'll miss you, Onsokumaru.

*Onsokumaru smiles.*

Onsokumaru: Shinobu, I want you to know, I'm proud of you.

*Shinobu's eyes widen, then begin to tear up. Shinobu smiles and hugs Onsokumaru tighter.*

Onsokumaru: Oh, yeah! Works every time!

Daisuke: Hey, that's my wife you're talking about!

*Onsokumaru turns to Daisuke and smiles.*

Onsokumaru: You know, Shimizu, I've always seen you as a son, and I couldn't be prouder of you either.

*Daisuke's eyes widen. Onsokumaru leans over to Power.*

Onsokumaru: And Kid?

Power: I know. You're proud of me too.

Onsokumaru: Actually, I was gonna ask if you could drop me off by a strip club or something. I'm going to die anyway, right? Give me one last good time.

Power: Hm... Alright! After all, you've done me so many favors!

*Kenji leans over to Power.*

Kenji: Isn't that dangerous? I mean, the stories you've told me about Onsokumaru and all... Plus, don't you need to keep time correct?

Power: Oh, it's fine, Kenji. This is keeping with the proper timeline. One day, we just got a call that Onsokumaru was arrested, and he claimed to have amnesia. We always thought he was lying, but I guess I make it happen.

*Power and Onsokumaru chuckle.*

(???)

*Power and Glider stand in front of an apartment complex.*

Glider: So, I get a grenade shoved down my throat. Well, it's certainly an original way to die.

Power: I'm not going to be able to do much to help you, sorry.

Glider: Hey, look at what my death does. It goes on to inspire you.

Power: Only because you're sure a great man.

Glider: You and the others are the great ones, saving the world. The ones who light the flames? They're just lesser men who have been given that honor.

Power: Uh... How do you know that reference?

*Glider smiles and holds up his arm.*

Glider: What reference?

Power: OH! Time leaps! Duh!

*Glider chuckles.*

Glider: Still as thick as a brick.

Power: HEY! I'm brilliant!

Glider: Take care of yourself.

Power: Don't think this is goodbye. I'll see you, one last time.

Glider: The mission where I die?

Power: ...Just keep your eyes peeled.

(Jane's House - Present)

*Power jumps off Zabefa.*

Power: Alright, crazy scientists, robots and fashion designers, we're at your stop.

*Rei, Jane, Yume and Ai jump off Zabefa.*

Jane: Power, can I just say... thank you.

Power: No problem. I needed a technical advisor.

Jane: I meant for letting me see Glider, one last time.

Power: Oh, please. You two are one of the oddly cutest couples I've ever seen. It's like getting to force a romantic scene from an anime or manga.

*Jane chuckles.*

Jane: Right. Well, I have a lot of work to get to, now that I've lost a customer. Of course, if you want me to make you more Automail and get rid of that arm...

Yume: Jane, stop it. You know Power wouldn't want that.

*Power looks at Yume.*

Yume: He's finally gotten rid of the thing that represents his guilt. He's been able to move on. Right, Power?

*Power smirks.*

Power: Right!

Ai: Still, if you do lose a limb, I suggest getting a cannon in your next Automail.

Power: Eh, maybe. But with my plans, I don't think I'll lose any more limbs.

Jane: Yume, Ai, let's go.

*Jane, Yume and Ai rush into the house. Rei chuckles.*

Rei: See? This is what I meant when I told you not to leave all those years ago. You act like you're a lonely old man, but look at you! You were even able to pull your arch-nemesis over to your side as an ally.

*Power chuckles.*

Power: Yeah, yeah. I got the largest family in the world, I know.

Rei: Well, as long as you understand.

*Rei turns around and looks at Jane's house.*

Rei: You know, I think it's about time for a change. Move into an apartment, instead of living in this old mad laboratory.

*Rei turns around and smiles at Power.*

Rei: You've been needing a place to stay, right? Maybe you can move in with me.

*Rei chuckles and runs inside.*

(Blog Cast HQ)

*Todoroki, Jerrica, Miyabi, Takeru, Kurosaki, Karame and Ginjiro jump off Zabefa. Ginjiro looks up at Power.*

Ginjiro: You hurry up and take care of these rifts, got it?

Power: Yeah, I hear ya.

*Ginjiro chuckles. Todoroki turns to the others.*

Todoroki: Man, how awesome was that! Did you guys see that army Power put together?

Kurosaki: It was quite the symphony~!

Karame: Ugh... I think I'm gonna be sick.

Takeru: I disagree.

*Todoroki and the others look at Takeru.*

Takeru: Uh... It's just that, Power's not the kinda guy who sees those important to him as an army. I think Power was assembling his family to help him fight.

*Takeru looks at the ground nervously, blushing.*

Takeru: Or, at least the one's who can fight...

*Karame smirks.*

Karame: So, the spineless magician gets it.

Miyabi: Hey, I was with them all from day one! I can tell you that guy has an appreciation for everyone he's ever met!

Jerrica: Whatever it is, I agree with Todo. We need to expand this group to something that size. I'm getting tired of the only other people we hang out with being four years older than us.

Ginjiro: In that case...

*Ginjiro smirks.*

Ginjiro: I'll have Dawn put out the word, get us new recruits.

Todoroki: I know some fellow boxers who'd be good for this group.

Jerrica: I have some Tae Kwan Doe buddies, plus I'm sure with some convincing, I could get the old members of the Barguest back together.

Miyabi: I'll call up some of the old Magic Division students. Maybe some of those ninjas have finally matured too.

*Power smiles proudly.*

(Outside the Shimizu Household)

*Zabefa lands on the ground, in front of Hotaru. Daisuke, Shinobu, Miyu, Kenji and Eiji jump off.*

Hotaru: Welcome back.

Eiji: Good to be back.

*Eiji looks up at Power.*

Eiji: We'll get back home on our own. Save you some trouble.

Power: Got it.

Daisuke: Well, Power, how's it feel?

Power: How's what feel?

Daisuke: Finally being one of those heroes you looked up to as a child.

Power: What are you talking about? I'm cooler!

Daisuke: Cooler than before, maybe.

Shinobu: Now, now. Let's all settle down.

Miyu: Yeah. We just saved the worlds. We need to have a good kiss in the bushes.

Power: Miyu Matsumoto! You are no longer allowed to watch my DVDs.

*Power chuckles.*

Miyu: Now get down already!

Power: Sorry. Can't do that.

Miyu: What?!

Kenji: Power, you just saved the whole Omniverse. Take the day off. Maybe the next week.

Hotaru: Kenji's right. You're not going to save more people, are you?

Power: Not quite. Time and space isn't safe yet. Vortexes are still open. Zabefa needs to drain their powers. And I've got a magic stone that needs to be destroyed.

Eiji: The Vortexes should close over time.

Miyu: And we'll toss that stone into the fireplace.

Power: Sorry. It's times like these when I'm selfish. I just saved the whole Omniverse. I'm getting a reward.

Shinobu: Reward?

*Daisuke smirks.*

Daisuke: Go on! Do what you need to, Power! We'll have a warm dinner and a bed open when you come home!

Power: Thanks, Daisuke! I'll be back soon.

*Zabefa flies into the sky.*

Power: I'LL BE SEEING YA!

*Miyu, Kenji, Daisuke, Shinobu, Eiji and Hotaru all look to the sky. Power pats Zabefa on the head.*

Power: Alright, buddy. Let's head to it. To my journey's end!

(Ending - Shunkan Sentimental)

*Kenji runs through a field. The camera pulls forward, showing Miyu running, then Eiji running, then Hotaru, then Daisuke running, then Shinobu running, before stopping on Power running.*

The promise that should never have been made,~ *Power holds his broken Automail over his right shoulder.*

Will try to steal our future yet again today.~ *GoldPsy appears in front of a black background, swinging his sword at someone. Images of Akagi, Magnesteel, Mao, Lai and Frank flash.*

Even if I gain the things that I wanted,~ *A 16-year old Power looks down and sighs, then looks up and smiles.*

I honestly, still am not able to smile at all.~ *The 16-year old Power turns into the 26-year old Power, who chuckles.*

The pouring tears are not from weakness or regret,~ *Tears fall, reflecting images of Frank, Lai, Onsokumaru, Hank, Glider, WaterBug, Yasunobu, Mayumi, Covet and Kaede.*

It is born from the shards of all the pain.~ *The camera pans up to show Power, with tears running down his face, looking up and wiping the tears away.*

No matter how time goes, fate goes along,~ *Hotaru is shown swinging a shinai. Shinobu is shown throwing kunai. Daisuke is shown, swinging his sword.*

I know that there is only one thing that is truly sure to me.~ * Eiji is shown holding up two guns. Kenji is shown with a wound on his hand healing. Miyu is shown throwing a punch. Power is shown holding his hands behind his head.*

Even at my limit, even in difficulties, I don't want to give up at all,~ *Power is knocked to the ground and rolls across it. Power skids to a stop and slowly stands up.*

Please don't leave me!~ *Daisuke, Shinobu, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Hotaru appear behind Power, while Zabefa appears on his shoulder.*

Because the warmth of your right hand that I had gripped so tenderly is now,~ *Todoroki, Jerrica, Miyabi, Takeru, Karame, Kurosaki, Ginjiro, Rei, Jane, Yume and Ai reach their hands up to a Vortex in the sky.*

Right here with me again.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Hotaru, Daisuke and Shinobu lift their fists in the air.*

*Franz is shown in front of an army of Lesser Homunculi. A warehouse is shown. "The darkness is coming" painting is shown. GoldPsy is shown sitting up in bed.*

(Preview)

Power: Ten years now. Ten years of saving the world. It's time I get my rew- Naw! Forget that! I've spent ten years of my life having crazy adventures, fighting formidable foes and making the greatest friends ever. It's time I say thanks. Next time on Blog Cast Evolution, the final episode, "Journey's End"! The greatest adventure has to come to the greatest conclusion!

(Afterwards)

Voices:

Power Falkner - Vic Mignogna

Daisuke Shimizu - Chris Sabat

Shinobu Shimizu - Carrie Savage

Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia

Kenji Matsumoto - Chris Burnett

Eiji Miura - Jonathan Brooks

Hotaru Nakashima

GoldPsy - Duncan Brennan

Franz Schicksal - Bill Jenkins

Todoroki Niwa - Micah Solusod

Miyabi - Tiffany Grant

Takeru - Michael Sinterniklaas

Jerrica - Alexis Tipton

Karame - Newton Pittman

Kurosaki - Troy Baker

Frank Fuchs - Todd Haberkorn

Laila Red - Cherami Leigh

Onsokumaru - Sean Schemmel

Ginjiro Seto - John Swasey

Hank Butler - Eric Vale

Rei Ishii - Caitlin Glass

Jane Smith - Jamie Marchi

Glider Jones - Robert McCollum

Yume Smith - Monica Rial

Ai Smith - Luci Christian

Disclaimer:

I don't own any parody or reference in this episode.

Shinobu, Kaede, Onsokumaru, Miyabi and Takeru are from Ninja Nonsense, owned by Ryoichi Koga, MediaWorks and Ufotable.

Yasunobu Hattori is from Suzuka, owned by Koji Seo, Kodansha and Studio Comet.

Akagi is from Pokemon, owned by Satoshi Taijiri and Nintendo.

FullMetal Alchemist is owned by Himoru Arakawa, Square Enix and Bones.

Songs:

Take Back by G B Shelter. Translated lyrics by Bandai.

Shunkan Sentimental by SCANDAL. Translated lyrics by AutumChild.

HERO ~Kibou no Uta~ by Flow. Translaed lyrics from the English Version.

AutumChild's fandub of Shunkan Sentimental can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9TLiy37ALc

One episode to go. Next time, the story of the Double Road Alchemist is put to rest.

Thanks for reading.

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 8: Warehouse Rhapsody

by on

*A school sits under an orange and blue sky. A 17-year old Power stands by a window in the school and looks out at an unconscious Kaede, who is floating in mid-air. Power jumps out the window and grabs Kaede. Power and Kaede fall towards the ground.*

Power: Three stories is definitely enough to kill someone... Crap! If I can just get myself under her, I can absorb most of the impact. At least keep that beautiful smile from being destroyed. I'll deny that one later, if I live.

*Power squeezes his eyes shut. Power and Kaede land on something green.*

Power: Hm?

*Power slowly opens his eyes and looks down.*

Power: Green, not red. Well, at least I didn't burn in the fiery depths...

*Power looks around and sees a pile of green hands.*

Power: (Talking) Wait a minute. I know these...

*Someone clears their throat. Power looks over and sees Miyabi and Takeru.*

Power: Ah, my savior... and the kid who's tried to kill me twice now.

Takeru: If the second time was at the train tracks, it was simply a way to keep Kuriko from killing you.

Miyabi: Enough! You two can at least agree that right now, you need to stay alive and get Kaede out of here.

Takeru: Well, of course. Our boss wouldn't be happy if we just let Miss Shiranui die. Power, on the other hand, is just lucky he has to be her Prince Charming.

Power: I refuse to kiss her again. Shoot! Let that one slip...

Miyabi: Daisuke left that device on outside. Our group can enter and exit this place. Use this chance and get out of here! And kick that device in here when you're out! We can't risk anyone else getting in.

Power: R-Right... Who's the Brigade Chief again?

*Power runs outside the school grounds. Power looks over and sees Rini. Power and Rini's eyes widen.*

Power: You're still here?!

Rini: I'm not about to turn away from a friend who needs help. But never mind me. What's wrong with Kaede?

Power: That group of yours were gonna drop her to the ground from three stories.

Rini: There's no way they'd do something like that. It had to be a bluff to make you give me the powers.

Power: Doesn't matter. I had to protect my boss. Now they're probably fighting an all-out war in there.

Rini: Boss, huh?

*Rini chuckles as Power sighs.*

Power: Good ol' Rini. You always know how to calm me in a situation.

Rini: I know a place we can hide out while your friends fight Teen and the others, but...

Power: But what?

Rini: ...do you trust me?

Power: Huh?

*Rini looks Power in the eyes.*

Rini: Do you trust me? I could be leading you to a trap again, accident or no.

*Power nods and looks Rini in the eyes.*

Power: I trust you with my life.

Rini: Then come on. There's a warehouse district by here. We can hide out there.

(???)

*Power lies on his stomach in a classroom. Power slowly sits up and grabs his head.*

Power: Ugh... What happened? Last think I remember was... getting attacked by Franz...

????: You got knocked out by Franz, and right now, the world is at risk while you rest, letting your mind come to grips with the truth you've been remembering.

Power: Huh?

*Power turns around and sees a 17-year old version of himself sitting at the teacher's desk.

Other Power: Okay, kid. This is where it gets complicated.

(Opening - Take Back)

*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. A trench coat is pulled off a chair. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. Kazuo is shown in front of "The darkness is coming" painting. Someone wearing a trench coat is shown walking out a doorway.*

A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa, in bird form, is perched on Power's shoulder.*

...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power smiles and jumps forward.*

I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*

...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power turns his head and frowns.*

Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*

...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*

...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji smile at each other.*

The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power and Rini stand with their backs to each other in a warehouse, looking back at each other.*

...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru stand on a street, as an army of Lesser Homunculi falls from the sky, as a shadowed figure appears in the sky. Power smirks, throws off his coat and runs towards the Lessers.*

The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power swings a blade on his Automail at a Homunculus, as Eiji shoots his gun at several Homunculi.*

...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~ *The Homunculi fall to the ground. Daisuke and Shinobu run up and swing swords at several Homunculi, cutting them in half.*

The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Miyabi, Shinobu, and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*

...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru sitting at a table, talking, while Zabefa sits on the table, drinking from a sake glass.*

*Todoroki is shown punching a Homunculus, while Jerrica kicks one behind him. Karame is shown striking a Homunculus in the face. GoldPsy is shown lying in bed, breathing heavily. Kurosaki is shown, slapping a Homunculus across the face, while spinning in circles. Miyabi and Takeru are shown holding up their scrolls as lightning hits a Homunculus. People start glowing in a bright light. The Blog Cast Evolution logo is shown.*

(Episode 48 - Warehouse Rhapsody)

*The Other Power stands up.*

Other Power: Class is in session! You'd better pay attention, there will be a test afterwards.

Power: Wh... What?! Who are you?

Other Power: Who am I? You're really that oblivious? I'm you!

Power: Me?

Other Power: Oh, come on! You must have realized it by now! Your dreams since you met up with Rini again.

(???)

*Power stands in a warehouse, holding the unconscious Kaede. Rini sits on top of a crate in the warehouse.*

Rini: I don't suppose you have a plan for this?

Power: Plan? The plan was to get your group to forget this whole "give you Kaede's powers" thing. How did it turn out like this?

*Power leans against a crate.*

Rini: You met up with an old friend, who happened to have a group consisting of a magician, samurai and secret agent, just like your own group, the SOK Brigade. They tried to persuade you into giving your old friend the powers that your chief had, and when that didn't work, they got proactive. When you tried to get them to stop, they pulled you into a trap.

Power: Thank you, Captain Recap.

Rini: Hey, I'm just trying to lighten the mood a little.

(Back with Power and the Other Power)

Power: Huh? What do those dreams have to do with any of this?

Other Power: Great... Not only did I pick up Daisuke's philosophizing, but I also got Kaede's thick-headedness.

Power: Hey! Kaede was brilliant! Sure, she wasn't good at academics, but... Wait, that's wrong. She was great at school work. Uh... That isn't right either. Kaede was bad at academics, and only was good when she crammed. But I remember her passing every exam without even trying, when we were in school together.

*Power's eyes widen. The Other Power smirks.*

Power: Wait, we weren't in school together.

*The Other Power sighs. The Other Power walks over to Power and stares him in the eyes.*

Power: This kid... he's acting so grown up, but there's something about him that makes him seem younger... Not just his height either.

Other Power: Oh, you bet there's a reason I've got a younger feel to me!

Power: Must be the lack of blood on your hands.

*The Other Power punches Power in the face.*

Other Power: Would you just shut your mouth with the self hatred for once?!

*Power slides back and grabs his cheek.*

(???)

Rini: So, what are the odds both groups will get out alive?

Power: Slim, circling the drain to none. Shinobu might only be able to summon hands, but Daisuke has advanced weaponry. Miyabi is skilled with her scrolls, and that Takeru kid very nearly killed me once.

Rini: Teen will do anything for peace, Kuriko wants money and power, and Yoite just wants to disappear. I don't think they'll stop.

Power: Yeah. Best I can hope for is Shinobu scaring them all half to death by summoning hands out of mid-air.

*Rini chuckles.*

Power: How much time do you think has passed?

Rini: I don't know.

*Power groans.*

Rini: You know...

Power: Hm?

Rini: I wouldn't like it, but right now, there's not much other choice.

Power: What are you talking about?

Rini: Just say the word, Power. Say it and I'll accept those powers and use them to get us out of this situation.

Power: I can't do that. No way! I'm not going to betray my friends feelings like that. You don't want the powers. The Brigade would turn on me if I did that. Kaede would kill me, if Takeru didn't beat her to it. Third times the charm, right? Heck, he'd probably have to go through Miyabi, since she'd be the first to try killing me.

*Rini smiles.*

Rini: Still the hopeful guy I knew.

Power: I'll find a way out of this. Count on it!

(Back with Power and the Other Power)

Other Power: An anime nerd like you? You know entirely what I'm saying!

Power: Just tell me who you are!

Other Power: I'm Power, flunky of the SOK Brigade.

Power: Oh yeah, Kaede's stupid club she made me join. ...Wait a second! That never happened! Our group was the Blog Cast! And Onsokumaru and I formed it!

*Power drops to his knees and grabs his head.*

Power: Two sets of memories... Crap! When I last ran into Lai, she must have put these memories into my mind.

*The Other Power walks over to Power and pulls him up by the neck of his shirt.*

Other Power: Stop lying to yourself.

(???)

Power: Hey, you mind if I ask you something?

Rini: Sure. Shoot.

Power: Why do those guys want you to have the powers anyway?

Rini: Like I said, Yoite wants to erase his existence. Kuriko comes from a rich family that wants to secure it's status. Then there's Teen, who was ordered by his adoptive father to get me to create peace.

Power: Peace, huh? Through a war like this? Hate just breeds more hate.

*Rini chuckles.*

Rini: Well, at least you get that. I'm sorry you got roped into this.

Power: I had no choice. Kaede's at the heart of this all, and she's already decided that no matter what, I'm not getting a moment's rest.

*Power chuckles.*

Power: Ever since I first talked to her that day in class.

(Back with Power and the Other Power)

Other Power: You have to realize by now!

Power: Realized what?!

Other Power: Realized that those dreams you've been having? Those familiar feeling dreams? They actually happened! They happened to me. To you.

(???)

[Insert - Spica]

Power: Hey, thanks for all of this.

Rini: No need to thank me. It's my fault we're in this situation in the first place.

~Right here and now, I thank you gladly~

Power: Hey, don't go blaming yourself for this. Honestly, it's my fault for falling for that trap.

~For being here with me~

Power: Still, if anyone's to blame, it's that group for trying to kill Kaede.

~I see you~

Rini: I'm sure they wouldn't do it.

~As silent as a bird with no song~

Rini: Teen, Kuriko and Yoite are really good people. I assure you!

*Power chuckles.*

~And somehow I feel inside something's wrong~

Power: Yeah. You're probably right. You know them better than I do.

*Rini looks down at Kaede.*

~Sometimes your face will change in its grace~

*Rini chuckles.*

Power: What's up?

Rini: Sorry. I just think it's cute.

Power: Cute?

~Falling from love into lonely~

Rini: You haven't let go of Kaede once since we ran from the school.

*Power's eyes widen and he blushes.*

Rini: You really care for her, don't you?

~All your kindnesses~

Power: Hey, she's my boss and a friend! That's all!

~Alongside your weaknesses~

Rini: You say that, but the truth is written on your face. You like her.

~I'll memorize them~

Power: It's more than that!

~Please, I pray~

Rini: You're worried about them, aren't you?

~I know you are afraid of what the future holds~

Rini: Your magic user, ninja and secret agent.

Power: Miyabi, Shinobu and Daisuke.

~You're scared to move and scared to lose me~

Power: They're like a family to me at this point.

~Please, I say~

Power: Everyone will come after Kaede now, no matter who wins.

~If I can give you something, let me give~

Power: SOK or your group, allies from the opposite side will just arrive to take over where their comrades fell.

~I only live~

Power: On and on.

~To see that smile shining bright in your eyes~

Power: Eventually people of much higher standing will find out and try to use Kaede for their own purposes. This could all escalate into a war that'll destroy the Earth.

*Rini looks at Power then looks down.*

~The moment when my fingers met yours~

Rini: That offer for me to use the powers to get us out of here is still open.

Power: I said I wouldn't put you through it!

~A stranger strangeness rose~

Power: Besides, then I'd lose the SOK Brigade. And I'm not letting anything happen to this group!

~Yet it seemed~

Rini: You're all great friends.

~That somewhere, once, we two were as one~

Rini: I think you'd meet up again no matter what.

Power: Maybe.

~I taste your name like a spell on my tongue~

Power: But I was once in a place where they weren't around, and it was horrifying. You know what I realized then?

~And words like knives, this hatred, these lies~

Power: I love my life. Every second of it! And I will do whatever it takes to protect my friends!

*Kaede starts to stir in Power's arms as Power looks up.*

~Nothing can break them completely~

Power: Even if all I can do is tell Kaede "I am the Doctor".

*Kaede's eyes open and widen.*

Rini: You've really grown.

~But as fate insists~

Power: Yeah. I was bored with life.

~I'll face them as they exist~

Power: I discarded my dreams of being a hero.

~I'll understand them~

Power: Then I met Kaede and she was so crazy.

~Please, I pray~

Power: Athletic, brilliant, hard to talk to.

~Don't ever hide away the sadness or the joy~

Power: I wished she was normal, that she didn't succeed at everything. I wished for her to be easy to talk to.

~Just take your life and live it fully~

Power: Then she dragged in a magic user, a ninja, and a secret agent into her club.

~Day by day~

Power: I was living a childhood dream!

~I'll find it, wind it up and let it go~

Power: Only I was the spectator forced into all these adventures.

~And this I know~

Power: Simply because Kaede has this odd power to change the world with a thought.

~There's not one memory I won't find again~

Power: And now the world is ending because of Kaede's powers, and I can't do a thing.

Kaede: But I can...

~Just close your eyes (close your eyes)~

Kaede: The one I met that night... That was Power?

~One more time (one more time)~

Kaede: Well, if you want the world to be different...

*A light starts shining from Kaede's chest.*

~Come and hold me tight (hold me tight)~

Kaede: Yeah. You've brought me this far.

*Kaede smiles contently.*

~Wanna reach and rise up with you~

Kaede: Your chief can be kind.

~To begin the world anew~

Kaede: Make this a bright world.

~And start to sing the melody...~

*The light covers Kaede's body.*

Rini: What's that?!

~Soon, I pray~

(Back with Power and the Other Power)

*Power stares at the Other Power, wide-eyed.*

~You'll take me far away; don't wait a minute more~

Other Power: Kaede heard my wish. Our wish. Whether she realized her powers or not...

~Just pick a town and breathe it to me~

Other Power: ...she recreated the world into the world you live in today.

~Please, I say~

Power: But why?

~I need to know the way, so show me fast~

Other Power: Because she was knuckleheaded? Because she was crazy? Because she actually cared and wanted to protect us?

~Firm in your grasp~

Other Power: How should I know? But the point remains.

~Come take my hands, take them both~

Other Power: Kaede recreated the world.

*The Other Power points at Power.*

Other Power: For you.

~Please, I pray~

(???)

*The light around Kaede starts shining brighter.*

~I know you are afraid of what our future holds~

Power: What the heck is going on?!

Rini: She must have heard you!

Power: Heard me?!

~But we aren't losing ground; we're winning~

Rini: Saying you wanted a way out and how you imagined the world!

~Now today~

Power: Then this is it?

~The lights ahead may flicker, false and frail~

Kaede: Power, the guy who made me search for the mysterious. If I can repay you...

~But without fail~

Kaede: ...make you a hero, then I will.

~I will forever be close at your side~

Kaede: I just hope we can meet again.

*The light intensifies until Power, Rini and Kaede disappear.*

(Back with Power and the Other Power)

Other Power: You starting to get the picture?

*The Other Power pulls Power closer.*

Other Power: Well?!

*Power pushes the Other Power away.*

Power: Yeah, I get it! I remember it all! The ridiculously fun, illegal club Kaede formed, the whole hassle with the stolen computer, being attacked by Takeru. That baseball game, the vacations we took during summer and winter break. The first time the world was altered, and then that second time when Kaede disappeared. I can remember it all. But so what? What does any of that have to do with me stopping Franz?

Other Power: Do you really think you can win against him on the path you are now? Are you willing to just go along with the plan GoldPsy and the others thought up for you? Even when Kaede and the others forced me into stupid events, I found my own way out! Sure, I'd complain, but I loved it! And this is where the test comes in!

*The Other Power punches Power in the face.*

Other Power: Question 1! When the situation looked in despair, didn't you find a way to get out of it without having to give in to the enemy?!

Power: Yeah! By accident, but...

Other Power: Okay, good. But that was just a warm up. Question 2!

*The Other Power goes to kick Power, who blocks the kick with his arm.*

Other Power: Don't you ever find it within you to want to complain?

Power: Complain? Yeah. I've wanted to! But you know as well as I do that we can't! Other people rely on us being strong! Other people rely on us to hold the rock! We don't have that right!

Other Power: Of course you have the right! YOU'RE A HUMAN BEING! STEP DOWN FROM THE PEDESTAL OF HERO!

*Power growls and goes to punch the Other Power, who blocks the punch.*

Other Power: Question 3! Do you like who you are now?

Power: What are you talking about? I just found out my mistake caused a world to disappear. Of course I-

Other Power: Oh, don't give me that crap!

*Power's eyes widen.*

Other Power: All of reality is ending right now, and you're sitting here worried about a world long lost? You really do just TRY to be depressed, don't you?!

Power: What the crap would you know?!

*Power goes to punch the Other Power, who wraps his arms around Power's arm.*

Other Power: I know this! We never used to wallow in our own misery! Sure, I'd complain all the time, but I never lost myself to my sadness! You have to stand up and beat that crap!

*Power's eyes widen again.*

Other Power: Question 4! Back when you were fighting Akagi and Magnesteel, wasn't that fun? No worries about the deep ramifications of stopping someone's evil plan, but putting an end to their evil! Can you tell me that wasn't fun?!

Power: Fun? Fighting the forces of evil can be fun? How can you even say that?!

Other Power: Millions died at the hands of F-Kira, right?!

Power: Exactly!

*Power goes to punch the Other Power, who leans to the side and knees Power in the stomach.*

Other Power: You really think they want you to focus on their death more than YOUR OWN LIFE?! If the situation were reversed, wouldn't you want them to go on with their lives?!

*Power stumbles back. The Other Power kicks Power in the face.*

Other Power: Well?! Answer?!

Power: How can I ever want a life like that when I've seen the harshest parts of the world?! Tell me that!

Other Power: So you don't want any of it. You're "too good" for it? Then tell me this much, Mr. Double Roads! Why do you hold on so hard to the memories of those times?!

Power: I'm the Double Roads! I have to aim for tomorrow!

Other Power: Double Roads? You don't even understand them anymore! They're taking both the past and the future to make something great! The present! What's better? A life filled with sadness, where you get nothing done, or a life filled with joy, helping people where you can?!

*Power's eyes widen.*

Other Power: Let's get down to the heart of the matter. You didn't have any fun, right?

*The Other Power punches Power.*

Other Power: You were sick of it all! Sick of people! You wanted to escape, to get away from people! To live in your shell of sadness!

*Power growls and kicks the Other Power.*

Power: You callin' me Shinji Ikari?!

Other Power: Of course not. He had more courage than you.

*The Other Power knees Power in the gut.*

Other Power: So tell me this, Hero. Why do you remember those days? After the great Rini appeared before you, you began to remember everything. Why would those memories be triggered at all, if not for the fact you actually cared about those days?!

*The Other Power tackles and pins Power to the floor.*

Other Power: Well? Didn't you have more fun before you went and had to take on the role of the Philosopher?! The Double Road Alchemist?!

*Power growls.*

Power: Isn't it...

*Power's Automail disappears and his left arm appears in its place. Power punches the Other Power.*

Power: ...OBVIOUS?!

*The Other Power flies backwards and slams against the desk. Power stands up.*

Power: Of course I prefered that! Who wouldn't?! Going around, fighting guys who wanted to change the world, guys who wanted to break space and time, fighting alongside a ninja, magician, clone, a guy from a secret agency? Who wouldn't find that fun? And then, there was all the down time! Watching Tsubasa with Daisuke, having Kaede teach me academics to make her feel better, karaoke with Shinobu! You'd have to be stupider than Frank to think that life was worse than a life of discussing the philosophical whatevers with Homunculi! Ask me however many times you want! I'm no fool! I'd take a life of fun over a life of boring philosophizing any day! I loved every moment of it!

*The Other Power smirks and stands up.*

Other Power: RIGHT ANSWER!!!

*Power dusts himself off.*

Other Power: Final question! Those eyes! Do you want them to remain filled with the unspoken sadness you hold deep inside yourself? Or... do you want eyes filled with the hope for tomorrow? Eyes that can spill out the tears that weigh down your soul!

Power: No question! I will beat down sadness and guilt! I'll head towards the joy-filled tomorrow I choose!

*The Other Power smirks.*

Other Power: Right answer! Now go, save the world without anything holding you back!

*Power disappears. The Other Power smiles.*

(In The Original World)

*Frank and Hank walk down a street. A white light engulfs the two.*

(???)

*Frank sits in front of a computer, eyes darting back and forth.*

(???)

*Hank sits in a classroom.*

(At the Computer Research Society Club Room)

*Sasuke and the others sit at computers, rapidly typing away as a man stands by and nods his head. A white light engulfs the room.*

(???)

*Sasuke and the others sit on the floor, flipping through magazines as Onsokumaru peers over their shoulders.*

(In the Future)

*Lemmy stands by a mirror, brushing her hair. A white light engulfs her.*

(???)

*Lemmy stand by a mirror, dying her hair.*

(With the SOK Brigade and Takeru)

*Miyabi, Shinobu, Daisuke and Takeru hide behind an overturned desk as gunshots continue to fire at them. Daisuke leans over Shinobu.*

Miyabi: Hey! Watch it, old man! My sister's five years younger than you!

Daisuke: We're being attacked. I'm not letting one of my comrades be injured, and you can take care of yourself. I have faith in your abilities.

Shinobu: Thanks, Daisuke.

Takeru: This is insane. With me on your side, we've got them outnumbered. Why are we hiding?

Shinobu: There is a way out of this, right?

Miyabi: At this rate, it'll take a miracle.

Daisuke: Well, if anyone can create a miracle, it's those two.

*A white light engulfs the four.*

(???)

*Miyabi and Takeru stand in a field and hold up scrolls. Miyabi glances over at Takeru and blushes.*

(???)

*Shinobu stands outside the Ninja Manor, doing hand signs. Arms start falling out of the sky. One falls in Shinobu's hands. Shinobu tosses the arm away and screams.*

(???)

*"Daisuke" struggles, chained to the wall, as a figure holds up a blond hair.*

(???)

*Kaede sits in her room, yawning as she reads a book.*

(???)

*Power lies on a bed, watching television.*

(Back with the Other Power)

Other Power: Go on, Other Me. Live the life I fought so hard for.

*The Other Power disappears.*

(Ending - Link)

*Power sits in a classroom. Kaede stands up behind him and says something. Power looks back at Kaede in shock.*

Do you remember, ever since we were little,~ *Power and Kaede stand in a school yard with a blue light behind them.*

there was that doorway we couldn't reach, even standing on tiptoe?~ *Power draws chalk lines on a field with a younger Kaede supervising.*

We roamed around until we were spent, forgetting about time,~ *Daisuke points a blaster at a giant cricket.*

and in the end, we always ran into mazes there.~ *Kaede, Shinobu and Miyabi swim in a pool as Power and Daisuke watch from the sides.*

I can't stop looking for your smile before I realize what I'm doing.~ *Power holds a camera, while Shinobu, wearing a cat girl costume, and Miyabi, wearing a witch costume, stand across from each other, as Kaede sits in a folding chair, smirking.*

Not a single thing has changed,~ *Kaede stands on a stage, singing, while Miyabi and two other girls stand behind her, playing instruments.*

and even now, I'm sill running forward.~ *Power and Kaede walk in the rain under an umbrella.*

Even if we are separated by a great distance, there is still...~ *Power stands in a classroom, staring at Takeru is horror, while the rest of the class looks at him confused.*

a link between our hearts.~ *Power sits in the back of a car with Daisuke, glaring at a truck.*

And even if some perverse fate were to befall us,~ *Power, Shinobu, Miyabi and Daisuke hand papers to Kaede.*

that will not be broken.~ *Power stands by the road, shocked, as Rini stands in front of him, while Shinobu, Miyabi and Daisuke stand by, confused, and Kaede glares on angrily.*

I hope that someday, this world reborn will reach your eyes.~ *Power, Daisuke, Shinobu and Kaede sit at a table, talking, in the Blog Cast Manor, while Onsokumaru flees from Miyabi behind the four, and the Sasuke Ninja Squad play a video game, while Frank stands behind them, pointing at the screen and screaming, as Hank just shakes his head.*

(Epilogue - Franz' Dimension)

*Power opens his eyes and slowly stands up.*

Power: Can't a guy get a little rest around here?

*Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Franz look over at Power.*

Miyu: Power! You're awake!

Power: Yeah! Got myself a nice little rest...

*Power grabs his coat with his right arm.*

Power: ...and now...

*Power pulls his coat off and holds up his left arm.*

Power: ...I feel better than ever!

(Preview)

Miyu: Power's finally back! Even though he's back up, and he has his left arm back, he still can't be a match for Franz, right?! Wait, he's fleeing?! He does realize we only have two episodes left, right? Next time on BCE, "The Blog Cast's Final Battle". Wait, Power ran off so he could...?

(Afterwards)

Voices:

Power Falkner - Vic Mignogna

The Other Power - Ian Sinclair

Kaede Shiranui - Kate Oxley

Rini Tsukino - Sugar Beard

Miyabi - Tiffany Grant

Shinobu - Carrie Savage

Daisuke Shimizu - Chris Sabat

Takeru - Michael Sinterniklaas

Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia

Disclaimer:

I don't own any parody or reference in this episode.

Shinobu, Kaede, Onsokumaru, Miyabi and Takeru are from Ninja Nonsense, owned by Ryoichi Koga, MediaWorks and Ufotable.

Rini is from Sailor Moon, created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Yasunobu Hattori is from Suzuka, owned by Koji Seo, Kodansha and Studio Comet.

Akagi is from Pokemon, owned by Satoshi Taijiri and Nintendo.

FullMetal Alchemist is owned by Himoru Arakawa, Square Enix and Bones.

Songs:

Take Back by G B Shelter. Translated lyrics by Bandai.

Link by L'Arc En Ciel. Translated lyrics by Funimation.

Spica by Maaya Sakamoto. Translated lyrics by Dearheart42.

Dearheart's lyrics to Spica can be found here: http://dearheart42.tumblr.com/post/85638496960/recently-someone-recruited-my-help-to-write-some

And thus, the unsuspecting episode answers the questions that have been following this arc, and reveals the biggest secret of all. And next time, the big final battle.

Save time.

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 7: The End of Destiny

by on

*A 16-year old Power and a 13-year old Kaede sit on steps outside a school.*

Kaede: So, do you think magic is real?

Power: I guess I'd have to say it is.

Kaede: And ninjas? Do they still exist?

Power: Probably.

Kaede: What about secret organizations working to save mankind?

Power: I'm sure they're all over the world.

Kaede: What about clones?

Power: Hm. I haven't met one of those yet.

Kaede: ...What's your name anyway?

Power: The Doctor.

Kaede: Nerd.

Power: Hey, I just wanna remain anonymous. I have my reasons.

(Opening - Take Back)

*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. A trench coat is pulled off a chair. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. Kazuo is shown in front of "The darkness is coming" painting. Someone wearing a trench coat is shown walking out a doorway.*

A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa, in bird form, is perched on Power's shoulder.*

...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power smiles and jumps forward.*

I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*

...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power turns his head and frowns.*

Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*

...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*

...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji smile at each other.*

The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power and Rini stand with their backs to each other in a warehouse, looking back at each other.*

...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru stand on a street, as an army of Lesser Homunculi falls from the sky, as a shadowed figure appears in the sky. Power smirks, throws off his coat and runs towards the Lessers.*

The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power swings a blade on his Automail at a Homunculus, as Eiji shoots his gun at several Homunculi.*

...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~ *The Homunculi fall to the ground. Daisuke and Shinobu run up and swing swords at several Homunculi, cutting them in half.*

The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Miyabi, Shinobu, and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*

...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru sitting at a table, talking, while Zabefa sits on the table, drinking from a sake glass.*

*Todoroki is shown punching a Homunculus, while Jerrica kicks one behind him. Karame is shown striking a Homunculus in the face. GoldPsy is shown lying in bed, breathing heavily. Kurosaki is shown, slapping a Homunculus across the face, while spinning in circles. Miyabi and Takeru are shown holding up their scrolls as lightning hits a Homunculus. People start glowing in a bright light. The Blog Cast Evolution logo is shown.*

(Episode 47 - The End of Destiny)

*Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Franz stand in a white void, while Zabefa flies above the group. Power and Franz glare at each other.*

Eiji: M-Mao? Who's that?

Power: He's a demon ninja that Daisuke, Shinobu and I fought about ten years back.

*Franz's gaze softens and he chuckles.*

Franz: Well, now, Double Roads, I have amused your little joke, but we really must be going.

Power: We leave this place, and you'll kill us all. You can't fool me!

Eiji: Uh... Okay, Power, I know things are stressful, so I'll admit, you might have good reason to suspect Master Franz as being this Demon King. But I'm sure once we hear your reasoning, we can clear up the misunderstanding, right?

Franz: Yes. Let us hear your reasoning, Double Roads.

Power: Your name.

Franz: My name?

Power: Have you ever met Laila Red?

Franz: Long ago. Too long ago. I met an "Eternal" version of her. However, I do not know if she passed on the title. What became of her remains a mystery to me.

Power: Heh, then next time Lai commands me to clean her shoes, I'll reject the offer a little more nicely. See, I met that exact same "Eternal" version of her.

Franz: You have? I do not recall this happening.

Power: Thankfully, Madame Lai's mansions were shielded from even your eyes. Clearly, she didn't trust her old friend here. She told me how she knew of Franz, but that he changed his name. Franz Schicksal. You needed to take on this name to avoid being controlled by her, just like Kenji was.

Franz: Ah, young Mizubagu was controlled by Madame Laila? My condolences.

Power: Stop changing the subject, old man! What I'm getting at is that your name wasn't always Franz Schicksal. Not that I give a crap what your name was before Schicksal. However, Schicksal is the German word for Destiny.

Franz: Yes, I chose the name due to my soon-to-be position at the time.

Power: Mao, the Demon King. He, likewise, had a redundant name. Mao is the Japanese word for Demon King, after all.

Eiji: Uh... So Master Franz has a bit of a redundant name.

*Eiji turns to Franz and bows his head.*

Eiji: No offense, Master Franz.

*Eiji stands up straight and turns around.*

Eiji: But, in all fairness, Power, GoldPsy doesn't have the greatest name either. Names aren't really proof of identity, at least in this kind of situation.

Power: Maybe. But there was another clue. That lightning that struck through the portal.

Franz: Before you suggest such a thing, I cannot control electricity.

Power: Maybe not. However, you can open portals. Of course, if you were Mao, you'd favor your old abilities.

*Franz sighs.*

Franz: Fine. I admit it. In a past life, I was Mao, the Demon King. I have looked back on our battle, Power. You were so young back then, I almost was unable to recognize you from GoldPsy's student. However, I have grown much since then. Reincarnated, actually. My desires have changed.

Power: I believe you're reincarnated, but I don't buy for a second you have any other connections to Kurama, Franz-y. You see, there was another, very interesting bit of information we heard from Madame Lai. Okay, time to make sure those hours of playing Ace Attorney didn't go to waste. Franz... Madame Lai told all of us, Miyu, Kenji, my friend Rini and myself, that you had asked her to take in Eiji and his friends to save them from the disaster that was to come. "The Darkness Is Coming", that's how she put it.

Franz: Well, you honestly can't blame me, can you? To have my student and his friends out of danger would be a great load off of my eternally wary mind.

*Miyu and Kenji's eyes widen.*

Eiji: See, Power? Master Franz was worried for our sakes.

Power: Alright, then tell me...

*Power turns to Miyu and Kenji.*

Power: Maya, Edgeworth, either of you two notice something wrong with the witness' testimony?

Kenji: I don't know about testimony, but that woman never said anything like that to me.

Miyu: I didn't hear that either. And Franz totally just used a contraction!

Power: You just admitted to knowing something that shouldn't be possible. You quickly covered any tracks that would lead to doubt in you.

*Power rubs his chin.*

Power: That can mean only one thing.

*Power points at Franz.*

Power: TAKE THAT! Franz, the only reason you'd be so rash as to make us think you tried to help us is so that we wouldn't doubt you. After all, it's easier to cover up a lie someone else told with a lie of your own. At least, in comparison to if we had asked if you ordered her to kill us.

*Franz looks at the ground and growls.*

Franz: Enough!

Eiji: M-Master Franz?

Franz: You are much more perceptive than the last time we fought.

Power: I had my suspicions.

Franz: Oh?

Power: A long trail of clues lead back to you. Madame Lai had some huge protection around her mansions. Yet, shortly after Kenji started traveling with Miyu, Zabefa and me, we ended up stuck in a mansion, once owned by Madame Lai Red. This tells me that whoever took over the mansion had to have some strength similar to that of Madame Lai herself. Miyu and I came across another mansion in our travels. One run by women named Yuriko and Manami, who tried to steal people's souls. Sure was interesting. See, these women had also gone after the Book of GoldPsy, back when I was younger. Later, the same exact women, or rather, alternate versions of them, had kidnapped Miyu. They delivered her to one person. Vanity the Prideful.

Franz: Good, good. But tell me, how did you connect that back to me?

Power: For Vanity to have connections to Yuriko and Manami, she had to have connections to their "Master". We can guess that Vanity wasn't their "Master", since she'd have them refer to her as other titles, right, Miyu?

Miyu: Yeah! She always had her maids refer to her as "Lady Vanity"!

Power: From there, we can make the guess that the Creator of the Homunculi and Yuriko and Manami's "Master" were one in the same. No hard evidence, but an educated guess.

Eiji: But Master Franz helped us stop Vanity!

Power: Only because Vanity had overstepped her boundaries. The Creator was willing to help his creation, but when his student came asking for help, what teacher could turn away their student? Back on track, if Yuriko and Manami were behind the first mansion, and I assume the Homunculi were behind the second, and if both were owned by Madame Lai before she sealed herself in the third, that means an "Eternal" had to have taken over the mansions in her stead. The only ones who really could, seeing as they'd fall to the traps lying in those mansions, like seeing your worst fear, or having your soul stolen by pictures.

*Franz chuckles.*

Franz: Brilliant deduction so far, my boy. However, that still does not confirm it to be me.

Power: You didn't want me in here, Mao. I was the one GoldPsy had trained to fight an ultimate evil. That's the true purpose behind the electricity. I'd be shot down, even with Zabefa's true form breaking through. When I flung myself into the portal, thanks to Tsuruya, I still ended up singed. I'm gonna need a new coat, need my haircut, and I'll need a new Automail arm after this.

Franz: Congratulations, Double Road Alchemist. The battle GoldPsy has been preparing you for is finally at hand. The battle for the End of Destiny.

Power: End of Destiny?

Franz: I created the Homunculi simply to spread the idea of the Philosopher's Stone. Directly creating one was far out of my reach. My position does not offer much freedom. When I had the chance, I took a stone that was supposed to have gone missing under the sands of a desert for eternity. However, even before the Homunculi, I played my hand at creating life. The best I got were those puppets.

Power: By puppets, you mean?

Franz: Yuriko and Manami, of course. I cloned two women. One of whom I fancied quite a bit. Of course, the final results were nothing like I expected. I told them I took their names, and applied the names "Yuriko" and "Manami". I could not risky them rebelling. However, once I had one set of them retrieve the first Philosopher's Stone, I found a man who had taken his life in despair of his lost love. I had Yuriko and Manami transmute him into a Homunculus. That man, Todoroki Niwa, became the first Homunculus, Avarice.

*Power's eyes widen.*

Franz: Oh, do not worry. It is not your Todoroki. No, this one fell in love with a woman he met on the street one night. She had fainted and he nursed her back to health.

Power: Covet...

Franz: Exactly. A perfect time loop. I promised Avarice he would get his girlfriend back if he acted as King of my Homunculi Army. From there, I simply need wait for six more Human Transmutations.

Kenji: But there were only six members of AVARICE.

Franz: Yes. My old friend managed to get a Philosopher's Stone and took the Homunculus of Regret from under my nose. But that was not a problem. I had my six Homunculi. That was enough. I had them go throughout space and time, leading to the creations of Philosopher Stones. Meanwhile, I sent Yuriko and Manami clones out to assist them, as well as search for the perfect being.

Power: You went looking for a perfect being? Hate to say it, but Miyu's not exactly Haruhi now.

Miyu: Hey!

Franz: No, no, no. You misunderstand, Double Roads. What I required was one with psychic abilities. Your friend seemed good at first, but her powers were simply to see when people would pass on. Again, I must thank you for freeing Mayumi from an endless cycle of reincarnating together. No, I found the one I was looking for recently. King Avarice took over a kingdom that had been ruled by a vicious tyrant who hypnotized everyone in the world to obey her commands.

Power: Lai!

Franz: Yes, the one you met who hypnotized you. I had Invidious bring her to me shortly after Avarice took over the kingdom.

Power: So, where's Avarice now? Fighting my friends?

Franz: Avarice lived up to his name through and through. He wanted everything. Even after I gave him his wish of the woman he loved back as a Homunculus, he still ordered me not to interfere with Homunculi any longer. I took his stone as price for his foul words. Thankfully, he was the only Homunculus who could defy me. That was the power he had been permitted.

Power: So, why all the stones?

Franz: I had my captive ingest them all. You saw what a few red stones caused her to be able to do.

Power: Yeah. She brainwashed a world.

Franz: Now, imagine what millions of stones would do when they became one with her.

*Franz claps his hands. A machine appears in the room, with an unconscious Lai locked into it. Power, Miyu and Kenji's eyes widen.*

Franz: All I need do is turn that machine on, and her hypnotic wavelength will carry out, all over the world.

Eiji: Why?!

*Power, Miyu, Kenji and Franz turn to Eiji, who is looking at the ground.*

Eiji: Why would you be doing this?! Master Franz!?

Franz: Eiji... Within my mind, all of time, across all of space, within every dimension plays out. That is why I am forced to sit outside of time and watch most times. However, the boredom does not bother me. What bothers me is every second playing out eternity in my head.

Eiji: Wh-What?

Franz: Imagine holding all the knowledge of one planet within your head. Now imagine seeing every event that happens throughout a year, all across the universe.

Miyu: That'd be impossible. I have a hard enough time trying to remember small details from a year or two ago, and I experienced those.

Franz: Exactly, Young Miss Matsumoto. But I have to see every event that has ever happened, and those that will. I try to block out the more disturbing events, but nonetheless, even those do not help the pain of a mind that sees infinite time across infinite space in an ever-expanding omniverse. I have long passed the brink of sanity.

Power: Omniverse?

Franz: I now understand why the previous Watcher of Destiny gave up his position. Of course, I have no intention of dying. Instead, I will elevate myself.

Kenji: What?

Franz: I will not die. However, I will no longer accept a mind which sees infinite possibilities. That is why I intend to destroy this omniverse and become a higher being. Be it a God, or simply a being without physical form, I do not know. All I know is that I will finally be at peace.

Power: Oh, give it a rest!

Franz: Watch your tongue!

Power: You watch your tongue! You're talking about the impossible! How could you possibly destroy an omniverse? It's OMNI. ALL. Ever-expanding. Sure, give you some sort of universe destroying cannon, and you might be able to destroy one at a time, but two more will have been created while you wasted that time.

*Franz chuckles.*

Franz: You have no idea my intentions, do you?

Power: Explain it then!

Franz: Our suited friend over there is all I need. She was fed stones that increase her hypnotic ability, then locked into a machine I had designed. I will use her ability to spread myself on to every humanoid in existence. Well, I suppose you four are here in the only safe area in existence, but it will hardly hurt the process. I will be everyone, in every dimension, in every spot of every world, all throughout time. No matter how amazing this omniverse is, it will not even be able to withstand those paradoxes. The omniverse will shatter, darkness will fall, and I will be free.

Power: Okay, I'm not smart, so I'll assume you can pull that off. HOWEVER! There's no way I'll stand by and let you!

*Power claps his hands.*

Franz: Do not even attempt alchemy. There is nothing in this dimension except for we living beings. You simply cannot perform Alchemy.

Power: Yeah, I assume I can't alchemy Zabefa. Miyu, Kenji and Eiji are out too. If I thought transmuting you would do any good, I would, no matter the cost. But now I get why I had to bring Mayumi back to life.

*Power grabs his Automail.*

Power: It might be singed, but my Automail can still FIGHT!

*A blade forms on Power's Automail.*

Power: Time and again, I've faced villains who think they have an excuse for doing their evil deeds. I nearly walked that path myself. Do you know why I don't kill people, Franz? Because that's the exact thing I fight against. Sure, I slipped up with Covet, but my friends were there to pick me up and call me on my actions. People can continue to make excuses for their terrible actions. But at the end of the day, it doesn't matter. You can either pick yourself up and work towards the betterment of reality, or wallow in your own misery and put yourself above everything else in the world. Which will it be?

Franz: Wonderful speech, Double Roads. But you know the answer.

*Power runs towards Franz and swings his blade at him. Franz lifts his arms up and blocks Power's blade. Power jumps back.*

Power: Not a scratch?!

Franz: This is what it means to truly face an Eternal!

Power: Crap! Now I'm wishing you were just some Alchemist.

Franz: I have never needed such a chaotic practice.

*Power runs over to Franz and kicks him in the face.*

Franz: All it took was the most basic studies of history to learn how to make those stones.

*Power punches Franz in the face and the gut.*

Franz: After that, it was simply a matter of manipulating others to make them for me.

*Power elbows Franz in the face.*

Franz: Alongside the Homunculi who were nourished by the stones.

*Franz punches Power in the face.*

Power: His punches aren't that strong, but I definitely felt that. Yet he doesn't even seem phased by my attacks. Crap! I've fighting a Shedinja!

*Franz knees Power in the stomach.*

Franz: In the end, all I needed to do was move certain pawns into strategic spots.

*Franz elbows Power in the face.*

Franz: Just as GoldPsy used you as a pawn to fight me.

*Power punches Franz in the face.*

Power: Don't you dare badmouth my mentor!

*Power knees Franz under the chin.*

Franz: It is simply the truth.

*Zabefa flies over Franz. Franz looks up as Miyu jumps off Zabefa's back. Miyu punches Franz in the face.*

Franz: Since the day you were born...

*Franz pushes Miyu away.*

Franz: ...GoldPsy had changed your destiny to one that would lead you to fight me. He never had a concern for you.

*Power kicks Franz across the face.*

Power: Nice villain speech there, but GoldPsy has already told me the truth.

*Power jumps back.*

Power: I was chosen because I remind him of an old friend.

*Franz runs towards Power.*

Kenji: LEFT!

*Power jumps to the left as Franz goes to punch him with his left arm.*

Power: I was chosen out of favoritism!

*Power and Miyu run towards Franz. Franz punches the two. Power and Miyu slide back.*

Power: Eiji! Some help here!

*Power looks over at Eiji, who's trembling.*

Power: Uh... Never mind. Miyu and I got this!

*Power runs towards Franz and kicks him in the face. Power repeatedly punches Franz with his left arm, before punching his in the face with his right arm. Power starts spinning around, hitting Franz in the face, only for Franz to grab his arm. Power stops spinning.*

Franz: I have all of existence playing in my head. Do you think I do not know your technique?

*Franz smacks Power in the face, then releases his arm and kicks Power in the gut. Power slides back.*

Kenji: Power, go for his back! If you stay in his blind spot, he won't be able to do as much damage to you.

Power: Got it!

*Kenji nods. Power runs towards Franz and goes to run behind him. Franz turns around.*

Franz: You still have yet to learn shouting your plans aloud is never good?

*Miyu runs behind Franz and repeatedly punches Franz in the back.*

Power: Nope. Just know how to be a good distraction!

*Franz looks back at Miyu. Power kicks Franz in the side of the face.*

Kenji: This isn't good. Power and Miyu are using up too much energy, while Franz barely has to do anything. They're going to wear themselves out before beating him. That must have been what GoldPsy needed Power for. The strongest man in the world and his student fighting together. Crap! How could he have let himself get beaten when Power needs him most!

*Power strikes Franz in the face with his palms.*

Franz: Give up. GoldPsy could not defeat me. Do you think his half-baked student and a novice can do what he could not?

Power: HEY! Miyu's no novice! And I'm not half-baked! I'm half-boiled!

Franz: Really now?

*Franz punches Power in the face. Power slides back and starts breathing heavily.*

Franz: You are at your limit. You simply can not win.

*Franz jumps towards Power and punches him multiple times. Franz punches Power in the face. Power flies backwards and slams against Zabefa. Power and Zabefa fall down.*

Franz: The Double Road Alchemist and his pet are down. Who will be next?

*Miyu growls.*

Miyu: Just shut up and watch us beat you!

*Miyu jumps to Franz and punches him several times.*

Franz: Hm. I have made no attempt to prevent your attack, and yet I still stand.

*Franz knees Miyu in the stomach. Miyu's eyes widen as she falls to her knees. Miyu grabs her stomach in pain.*

???: HEY! OLD MAN!

*Franz turns around to see Power running towards him as Zabefa flies next to him.*

Power: YA NEVER HEARD OF A FAKE OUT?!

*Power pulls his right arm back.*

Power: DOUBLE!

*Power runs up to Franz.*

Power: ROAD!!

*Power punches Franz in the face as Zabefa flies into Franz.*

Power: PUUUUUNCH!!!

*Franz slides back. Power breathes heavily.*

Power: I put every last... bit of strength I... had into that punch...

*Power falls to his knees.*

Franz: Heh... Good work, Double Roads.

*Power slowly smiles.*

Franz: But I am afraid the effort was for nothing.

*Franz walks over to Power and kicks him. Power flies back. Zabefa flies over to Power, who slams into him. Power and Zabefa fall down. Power groans as his eyes slowly close. Eiji's eyes widen.*

Franz: Do not worry. He is not dead. I admit, I am not strong enough to do that with mere fists. Killing him does not interest me. Keeping him knocked out should suffice.

*Franz lifts up his foot and steps down on Power's Automail, breaking it off.*

Franz: Once I am done with the rest of you, I will complete my plan.

Miyu: You would really sacrifice everything else for your own gain!?

Franz: I may not be mortal, but I am a human. And what human won't sell their best friend down the river to get what they want? Reality is a small price compared to that.

Kenji: Even Eiji!?

*Franz' eyes widen. A tear rolls down Franz' cheek.*

Franz: There is no other way.

Eiji: What was I then?!

*Franz looks over at Eiji, who hangs his head.*

Franz: Hm?

Eiji: You manipulated countless people just so you could pull off this plan to destroy the world... If that's true... If that's the case...

*Eiji looks up at Franz with tears in his eyes.*

Eiji: Was I just another person you manipulated?

Franz: Eiji, this must be hard for you.

*Franz smirks evilly.*

Franz: (Talking) Of course you were! Do you really think I'd choose any apprentice like you? I knew GoldPsy had plans to take up a student to fight me. I intended to use you as a counter to his student.

*Eiji pulls out a gun and fires it at Franz. The bullet flies against Franz' cheek, scratching it.*

Eiji: If that... If that's really how it was... Fine then! Miyu, Kenji! Let's go!

*Miyu smiles.*

Miyu: That's the Eiji we know!

Eiji: Kenji, you hang back. Miyu will fight Franz with her fist, while I unload my ammo into him! I need you to tell me when it's not safe to shoot.

Kenji: You can count on me!

*Miyu jumps at Franz in punches him in the face. Miyu jumps out of the way. Eiji shoots at Franz several times, leaving scratches across his face.*

Kenji: Miyu! Go at him from the left!

*Miyu runs at Franz from the left.*

Kenji: Eiji, go to the right and fire when Miyu's clear!

*Eiji runs to the right, as Miyu goes to punch Franz in the face. Franz catches the punch, only for Miyu to punch him in the gut with her free arm.*

Miyu: I learned that from Power!

*Miyu kicks Franz' arm. Franz releases Miyu, who jumps out of the way as Eiji begins firing at the back of Franz' head. The bullets strike Franz in the back of the head and fall. Eiji tosses his gun behind him and pulls out another gun. Franz turns around. Eiji fires the gun, as Franz closes his eyes. The bullet hit Franz in the eye and fall.*

Miyu: How strong is his skin?

Eiji: Eternals. The only way to kill them is to wear them down!

*Franz walks towards Eiji. Eiji's eyes widen. Eiji begins firing the gun at Franz. The bullets hit Franz and fall.*

Franz: I might not be too strong, but all I need is to disable you two for a short time.

*Franz walks up to Eiji.*

Franz: I shall make this as painless as possible.

*Franz knees Eiji in the stomach. Eiji leans forward and grabs his stomach.*

Miyu: GET AWAY FROM HIM!!!

*Miyu runs towards Franz and punches him in the face.*

Franz: Hm. You may be stronger than I thought from viewing your battles. However...

*Franz strikes Miyu on the back of the neck. Miyu's eyes widen as she drops to her knees.*

Franz: Now, only one thing stands in my way.

*Franz walks towards Kenji. Kenji's eyes widen. Kenji takes a fighting stance, while trembling.*

Kenji: Stay back! I was taught how to fight by the leader of the Blog Cast!

*Franz stares down at Kenji. Kenji gulps and goes to punch Franz. Franz catches Kenji's arm.*

Franz: Invidious gave you a Philosopher's Stone. I order him to do such so I could test the stones reaction to human beings.

*Franz grabs Kenji's arm. Franz rips a small part of the skin off of Kenji's arm.*

Kenji: AAAAAHHHHH!!!

*Franz tosses the skin aside and reveals a Philosopher's Stone.*

Miyu: KENJI!

*Franz rushes over to Lai as Miyu and Eiji run over to Kenji.*

Franz: Finally. After thousands of years, my plan is at its completion!

*Franz pushes the stone into Lai's mouth, only for it to fall out.*

Franz: Hm?

*Franz chuckles.*

Franz: So, you have been at capacity this whole time?

*Franz smirks insanely.*

Franz: YES! NOW BRING DOWN THE DARKNESS TO INFINITY! SPREAD MY EXISTENCE ACROSS THE OMNIVERSE! BRING THE END OF DESTINY!!!

*The dimension starts shaking.*

(Meanwhile, in Kazuo's World)

*Kazuo sits, painting, before falling off a chair.*

Kazuo: AH! ...Yes... This is just like in my dream...

*Kazuo turns into Franz.*

(In Kyoko and Nobuyuki's World)

*Kyoko and Nobuyuki hold on each other, as the two turn into Franz.*

(In Kenji's World)

*Madoka collapses on the floor of a jail cell, as she turns into Franz.*

(In Another World)

*"Syaoran", Kurogane and Fai groan in pain. Mokona blinks.*

Mokona: "Syaoran"? Fai? Kurgie?

*"Syaoran", Kurogane and Fai turn into Franz.*

(In Mansion World)

*Shinichi and several detectives fall to the floor.*

Shinichi: What's... happening...

*Shinichi and the others turn into Franz.*

(In Eiji's World)

*Hironobu, Yasuko and Sokichi sit at a table, before collapsing to the floor.*

Sokichi: What's going on?!

Yasuko: It feels like my body is EXPLODING!!!

*Hironobu, Yasuko and Sokichi start to flash as Franz.*

Hironobu: Franz...?

*Hironobu, Yasuko and Sokichi turn into Franz.*

(In GoldPsy's World)

*Kaede and Glider collapse to the ground.*

Glider: What's going on?! Another attempt to destroy the planet?!

Kaede: Where's Daisuke when you need him?!

*Kaede and Glider turn into Franz.*

(In Power's World)

*GoldPsy lies in bed, faint, as he slowly turns into Franz.*

(100 Years in the Future)

*Tanya sits at a desk, before falling off her chair, screaming in pain. Tanya turns into Franz.*

(13 Years in the Future)

*Lemmy breathes heavily.*

Lemmy: AAAHHH!!!

*Lemmy turns into Franz.*

(In the Present)

*Yuya drops to his knees, while standing in front of a house. Aya runs out.*

Aya: Yuya! Are you ok-

*Aya drops to her knees as well. Aya and Yuya turn into Franz.*

(With Todoroki)

*Todoroki punches several Homunculi, before dropping to his knees. Todoroki turns into Franz.*

(With Jerrica)

*Jerrica kicks several Homunculi, before grabbing her head. Jane looks over at Jerrica and her eyes widen. Jerrica and Jane turn into Franz.*

(With Karame)

*Karame strikes Homunculi in the face, while Kurosaki spins around, smacking the Homunculi. Karame and Kurosaki fall to the ground, breathing heavily, before turning into Franz.*

(With Miyabi)

*Miyabi holds up several scrolls, as green arms appear, punching Homunculi. Takeru holds up his scroll, as lightning strikes the Homunculi. Miyabi and Takeru stand against each other, breathing heavily, before turning into Franz.*

(In the Shimizu Household)

*Hotaru collapses on the floor, as she turns into Franz.*

(Outside the Shimizu Household)

*Daisuke swings his sword at several Homunculi, cutting their heads off. Shinobu and Izumi throw kunai at the Homunculi. Tsuruya kicks a Homunculi, while the Sasuke Ninja Squad jump at the Homunculi. Sasuke falls to the ground, followed by the other ninjas, as they turn into Franz. Daisuke's eyes widen. Daisuke looks around and sees Izumi and Tsuruya turn into Franz. Daisuke looks to Shinobu. Shinobu turns into Franz. Daisuke's eyes widen. Daisuke turns into Franz.*

(In Franz' Dimension)

*Eiji, Miyu and Kenji stumble while the dimension continues to shake. Franz smirks evilly. Power lies, faint.*

(Afterwards)

Voices:

Power Falkner - Vic Mignogna

Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia

Kenji Matsumoto - Chris Burnett

Eiji Miura - Jonathan Brooks

Franz Schicksal - Bill Jenkins

Power - Ian Sinclair

Kaede - Kate Oxley

Hironobu Miura - Jim Foronda

Yasuko Miura - Julie Mayfield

Sokichi Nakashima - Kyle Hebert

Glider Jones - Robert McCollum

Lemmy Tsuruya - Tia Ballard

Aya Matsumoto - Leah Clark

Kazuo Yoshida - Brandon Potter

Shinichi Hattori - Patrick Seitz

Mokona - Carrie Savage

Disclaimer:

I don't own any parody or reference in this episode.

Shinobu, Kaede, Miyabi and Takeru are from Ninja Nonsense, owned by Ryoichi Koga, MediaWorks and Ufotable.

Rini is from Sailor Moon, created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Tsuruya is from the Haruhi Suzumiya series, created by Nagaru Tanigawa.

"Syaoran", Kurogane, Fai and Mokona are from Tsubasa, owned by CLAMP.

FullMetal Alchemist is owned by Himoru Arakawa, Square Enix and Bones.

Songs:

Take Back by G B Shelter. Translated lyrics by Bandai.

Franz has beaten Power, the Blog Cast have been changed into Franz, Eiji and the Matsumotos are stuck in a useless fight and the End of Destiny is at hand. Darkness has arrived.

The fate of all existence lies in the hands of a teenager who still believes in hope.

Save time.

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 6: The Name of Power

by on

*Power and Daisuke sit on beds across from each other in a bedroom.*

Daisuke: Pretend you're playing a video game. When you're at a critical point, you're unsure whether to continue on, due to the possibility of a Game Over. So, you save your data.

Power: So you're saying none of us are real? Just copies?!

Daisuke: Something like that.

Power: Now that you mention it, I do recall you holding a harp and all of us wearing these archaic robes.

Daisuke: A past life perhaps?

Power: No. Nothing like that...

(Opening - Take Back)

*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. A trench coat is pulled off a chair. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. Kazuo is shown in front of "The darkness is coming" painting. Someone wearing a trench coat is shown walking out a doorway.*

A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa stands on Power's head.*

...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power smiles and jumps forward.*

I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*

...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power turns his head and frowns.*

Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*

...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*

...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji smile at each other.*

The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power and Rini stand with their backs to each other in a warehouse, looking back at each other.*

...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru stand on a street, as an army of Lesser Homunculi falls from the sky, as a shadowed figure appears in the sky. Power smirks, throws off his coat and runs towards the Lessers.*

The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power swings a blade on his Automail at a Homunculus, as Eiji shoots his gun at several Homunculi.*

...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~ *The Homunculi fall to the ground. Daisuke and Shinobu run up and swing swords at several Homunculi, cutting them in half.*

The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Miyabi, Shinobu, and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*

...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru sitting at a table, talking, while Zabefa sits on the table, drinking from a sake glass.*

*Todoroki is shown punching a Homunculus, while Jerrica kicks one behind him. Karame is shown striking a Homunculus in the face. GoldPsy is shown lying in bed, breathing heavily. Kurosaki is shown, slapping a Homunculus across the face, while spinning in circles. Miyabi and Takeru are shown holding up their scrolls as lightning hits a Homunculus. Zabefa shines in a bright light. The Blog Cast Evolution logo is shown.*

(Episode 46 - The Name of Power)

*Power, Rini and Daisuke stare out the door as Homunculi fall into the street.*

Daisuke: Power, I th-

*Power nods.*

Rini: Yeah. We all realize what this is.

Power: The darkness has come.

*Power claps his hands and runs out into the crowd.*

Daisuke: Rini, you go let the others know. The knucklehead and I will deal with this one.

*Rini nods, as Daisuke throws his arm in the air. A sword flies out of Daisuke's arm and he grabs the sword. Daisuke runs into the crowd of Homunculi, as Rini runs back into the house. Daisuke runs up next to Power, as he swings a blade on his Automail at the Homunculi. Daisuke starts swinging his sword at the Homunculi.*

Daisuke: Got any ideas about this?!

Power: Endgame! The Creator isn't playing around anymore! He wants us dead, and he wants it now!

*Shinobu and Eiji run out. Shinobu holds a sword, while Eiji fires his gun at the Homunculi. Shinobu runs over to Daisuke and Power, and starts swinging her sword at the Homunculi.*

Daisuke: Hey, Miura! Why do these things only show up when you come to my house!?

Eiji: I'm not bringing them! Besides, I visited a few times before they first showed up!

Power: How'd you guys explain off the last wave?

Shinobu: Movie! Todoroki and the others got the news to say it was a publicity stunt for a new giant monster movie coming out in America!

Power: Good cover! My country loves giant monsters!

*The Homunculi stop raining from the Vortex.*

Eiji: Well, that's good!

*Hotaru runs up.*

Hotaru: Guys! Get in here! Fast!

*Eiji looks at Hotaru.*

Eiji: Hotaru! Get back inside! This is no place for an unarmed civilian!

Hotaru: Hey, I can fight just as well as you guys! And this is important!

(A Few Minutes Later)

*Power, Miyu, Kenji, Daisuke, Shinobu, Eiji and Hotaru stand around a television, while Zabefa sits on Kenji's shoulder. A street filled with Homunculi is shown on the television.*

News Anchor 1: These "zombies" have appeared all over the world.

*Daisuke picks up a remote and presses a button. The channel changes.*

News Anchor 2: Several people have taken to the internet, speculating what these "zombies" truly are. Comments include "These can't be zombies. Zombies rise from then ground. These fell from the sky.", "They look like something out of a comic.", and "The way we humans portray zombies in movies always shows them as terrible. They have every right to kill us." Just what these creatures are, however, is still unknown.

*Daisuke presses another button and the channel changes again.*

News Anchor 3: We recommend people remain indoors. If you are on a road, the best option i-

*Power turns the television off.*

Power: Alright, guys! This is the moment we've been dreading. A full-scale attack from an non-human entity.

Kenji: Do you guys have a plan?

Power: Plan later. Rini, Miyu, call your families and any other loved ones. Eiji, Kenji, Hotaru, you guys call the Blog Cast. Shinobu, you get in touch with Miyabi. Daisu-

Daisuke: I have my own plan. You guys are all my loved ones anyway, so I don't need to call anyone.

*Daisuke walks off.*

Power: Right. Well, here goes.

*Power pulls out his phone and dials a number, while Shinobu, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Hotaru pull out their cell phones.*

Power: Come on...

Miyu: Power! My phone isn't working!

Kenji: Mine isn't either!

Hotaru: I thought my phone wasn't working because of the different world, but...

Eiji: My phone works in other worlds, but it's not working either.

*Power looks at Shinobu.*

Shinobu: Mine won't work either!

Power: My phone is supposed to connect directly to the phones of my friends! Why can't I get in touch with Tsuruya?!

Eiji: Those Homunculi are probably knocking over phone lines or something.

Power: Crap! Let's just hope the others have seen the news! For now, we need to get in contact with the Blog Cast! Eiji!

Eiji: I can't get to them.

Power: Need the coordinates?

Eiji: No. My ability to travel is down. I don't know what's keeping me from traveling!

Zabefa: The Vortexes...

*Eiji looks at Zabefa.*

Zabefa: I can feel it... The Vortexes are blocking off Zabefa's powers.

Daisuke: (From another room) HEY! GUYS! GET IN HERE!

*Shinobu, Power, Miyu and Kenji run into another room. Eiji and Hotaru run in after them. Daisuke sits at a computer, tapping away on the keyboard.*

Daisuke: I managed to get a connection to the internet.

Power: ...Thank you, Wi-Fi. So, uh, Dai... mind explaining what you're doing?

Daisuke: Hacking into Akagi's old database.

Power: You're doing what?

Daisuke: Back when I was working for Akagi, he had a database full of information on how to change the world. Clones weren't the only out there things he looked into.

Eiji: How exactly do you expect this to help?

Daisuke: I'm searching to see if there's been any events like this before.

???: It would be covered up.

Hotaru: Who was that?

*A window pops up on the computer, showing Todoroki.*

Power: Hotaru Nakashima, meet my successor as leader of the Blog Cast, Todoroki Niwa.

Todoroki: We're doing all we can to cover this up too.

Daisuke: I understand where you're coming from, Niwa, but remember this, I killed in the name of that man. Do you really think Akagi would avoid digging up some old files, potentially even deleting them from everywhere but his own personal database?

Todoroki: Point taken. Listen, guys, we've already dispatched other members of the Blog Cast across the world. Jerrica and Jane are in England, Kurosaki and Karame are in China, Miyabi and Takeru have taken to France, Ginji-

Daisuke: We get it, Niwa. You're mobilizing.

Todoroki: Right. Sorry. Point is, we need you guys to take care of the Homunculi in Japan while we're gone.

Shinobu: You can count on us!

Todoroki: Great! Oh, and Power?

Power: What's up?

Todoroki: Don't worry. I'm headed to America to protect your home country.

Power: Right! Thanks, Todo!

Todoroki: The Organization has gotten in contact with countries across the world, letting them know to keep civilians inside. We're making absolute sure those things harm as few people as possible. Good luck, guys! If all goes well, I'll see ya tomorrow.

*The windows closes.*

Daisuke: Darn it!

Hotaru: What's wrong?

Daisuke: There's nothing in the old man's database!

Eiji: Then there's only one person we can turn to.

Miyu: Franz...

Eiji: I know you don't like being around him, Miyu, but we need to do this.

Shinobu: Who's Franz?

Power: Eiji's master, and the guy who watches destiny.

Kenji: There's just one problem.

Eiji: What's that?

Kenji: Have you thought about how you're going to contact Franz?

*Eiji's eyes widen.*

Eiji: Uh... Destiny magic?

Kenji: You said you can't travel, so you can't go to him. Even if he has a phone, which I can't see, you can't call him. We're stuck here.

Power: We're not stuck.

*Everyone looks at Power.*

Power: If we can get through that Vortex, we can get to another world, right?

Eiji: Uh... yeah, but it's near impossible. According to Master Franz, planes don't fair well in Vortexes, and I know he wasn't just talking about the weather.

Power: Not what I meant.

*Power looks at Zabefa.*

Power: Zabefa can get us there.

Zabefa: Huh? But, Power... Zabefa can't travel!

Power: You know what I mean, buddy.

*Zabefa's eyes widen.*

Zabefa: But... GoldPsy said never to do that!

Power: This is a different situation. This is why you were made, Zabefa! This was the very day that teacher of mine has been planning for, since he started training me.

*Power closes his eyes.*

|*Power and GoldPsy stand on a mountain.*

Power: So, why'd you call me up like this, teach? Look, I know we're on friendly terms and all, but if you want to picnic, I'd like a few ot-

GoldPsy: You remember what I've told you before, right, Double Roads?

Power: Hm?

GoldPsy: Why I needed to put you through all this pain.

Power: Yeah, yeah. I need to fight alongside you against some giant enemy.

*GoldPsy sighs.*

GoldPsy: Someday, you will face the enemy I have been fighting for years. That is why I needed to instill this lesson into you, Double Roads. The world is harsh, cruel. When you face this enemy, you may have to sacrifice something. No, you will definitely need to sacrifice something. It may be something as simple as your arm. It might be your memories. It may be a life, be it yours or the life of a friend. I will take every step to prevent any deaths, but you must be prepared to sacrifice even your humanity if the situation calls for it.|

*Power opens his eyes.*

Power: It's time to use the pass code. My most guarded secret.

*Power looks at Daisuke.*

Power: I need you to say my name.

Daisuke: What?

Hotaru: Power Hashiba. What's so hard about that?

Power: No! My name! My true name! Look, GoldPsy made Zabefa, and he put in a code to unlock Zabefa's true power. Right now, that power is the only thing that can save us. And the code to unlocking it is my full name. I'd say it myself, but GoldPsy made sure Zabefa's true power wouldn't be activated by me saying my own name.

*Daisuke sighs.*

Daisuke: Fine then, Zachary Benjamin Falkner.

*Power smiles. Eiji's eyes widen.*

Eiji: So that's where Zabefa's name comes from!

*Eiji looks at Zabefa, who starts shaking.*

Zabefa: It's coming...

Kenji: What is?

*Power quickly runs over to a window and opens it. Zabefa jumps out the window.*

Miyu: What are you doing?

Power: Giving Zabefa the room he needs.

*Zabefa floats in mid-air, glowing. Zabefa's neck starts to grow, as his arms extend and turn to wings. Zabefa's legs turn into talons and his mouth stretches out into a beak. Zabefa grows larger, growing larger than the window. Zabefa caws*

Kenji: Zabefa... is a bird?

Power: Zabefa's normal form was based off a creature that could travel dimensions. GoldPsy got help from a friend to make him. But that was Zabefa's sealed form. GoldPsy and his co-conspirator locked away Zabefa's true power. They'd been planning for this day for a long time. They made every effort to avoid the worst happening. Even if something terrible were to befall the planet, and I was somehow unable to travel, this was the last resort. Zabefa's bird form. A form able to travel to other worlds, even if the rabbit form couldn't.

Miyu: But Pow- Zach-

Power: Call me Power. Saying that name again could reverse Zabefa back to his rabbit form, and we don't want that. Besides, a good man once said your real name doesn't matter. The name you chose is a promise. I chose Power as a promise to protect people. To save people. As those with power should do.

Daisuke: And because it sounded cool.

*Power chuckles.*

Power: Well, wish me luck.

Daisuke: What?!

Power: I'm headed out.

Daisuke: Oh, no, buddy! We're not letting you go alone!

Power: You guys stay here and fight the horde!

Eiji: Yeah, listen to Power.

*Power nods.*

Eiji: Daisuke, you lead the others in a battle against the Homunculi! I'm going with Power and Zabefa!

Power: What?! Eiji, you need to stay here an defend the world as well.

Eiji: I NEED to get in contact with Master Franz. Listen, Power, he's our best shot at learning who is behind this. He gave me no warnings to avoid this world. That means he didn't know what would happen, meaning destiny is off course. He'll help us, and not only because I'm his student. It is his duty as the Watcher of Destiny to stop a large change like this! And to get to him, you need my help!

Miyu: Yeah! Travelers to the end!

Power: Huh?!

Kenji: We've been by your side since you first fought Anger, and first learnt of AVARICE. We intend to be by your side in the end.

Miyu: Besides, if Eiji leaves to get Franz, you need someone to help you fight this guy! GoldPsy intended for you two to fight him together, right?

Power: But-

*Zabefa caws. Power looks over at Zabefa.*

Power: You too? Oh, fine! But only you three. Daisuke, Shinobu, you two stay here and fend off the Homunculi.

Daisuke: Of course! Once again, you get to have all the fun!

Shinobu: Now, now. Power, you do your best!

Power: Got it!

*Eiji looks at Hotaru.*

Eiji: Hotaru, I want you to stay safe inside this house, got it?

Hotaru: Oh, no! You don't get to pull this on me, Eiji Miura!

Eiji: Just listen! I won't be able to fight well knowing you're in the middle of a mess like this. The best thing I can hope for is for you to stay safe and not head into trouble.

Power: Hotaru, this is the Blog Cast's Final Battle. The very thing GoldPsy has been pulling the strings to cause. Life is harsh. You can have so much and lose it all in one second. That's what GoldPsy's been teaching me all these years. He's told me he had to kill a friend just to survive. I think asking you to hang low for awhile is simple compared to that.

Daisuke: He's right, Hotaru. I understand his worry, but under most circumstances, I'd say to fight anyway. But the Blog Cast has a rule that came into effect shortly before F-Kira's fall.

Shinobu: Never involve normal people.

Daisuke: Never bring civilians into the fight.

Power: Never let an innocent die.

Daisuke: We created that rule when WaterBug, a child of 14, died trying to help us. This isn't just a fight to save the world. This is the Blog Cast's fight.

Hotaru: ...Fine! But next time, I'm fighting alongside you guys. Got it!?

*Daisuke and Shinobu's eyes widen.*

Daisuke: Yes, ma'am.

Power: Alright, close up the house, and make sure none of those Homunculi can get in. Everyone else, we'll go out the front door. Once there, we fight off those Homunculi until Zabefa has everyone that's headed through that Vortex. Then it's up to you two.

*Daisuke and Shinobu nod. Power, Miyu, Kenji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Eiji rush out of the room.*

(Outside the House)

*Power, Daisuke, Shinobu and Miyu run into the horde of Homunculi. Power claps his hands and grabs his left arm. Claws form on Power's fingers and he starts swinging the claws at the Homunculi. Daisuke and Shinobu swing their swords at the Homunculi. Miyu punches a Homunculi in the face. Eiji pulls out his gun.*

Kenji: Two inches to the left.

*Eiji fires his gun, hitting a Homunculus in the eye. Zabefa flies down in front of Eiji and Kenji. Eiji jumps on Zabefa and holds out his hand. Kenji grabs Eiji's hand and Eiji pulls him up.*

Eiji: Two down!

*Zabefa flies over to Miyu. Eiji and Kenji reach down and pull Miyu up.*

Miyu: Hey! I was in the middle of beating one of those things to a pulp!

Eiji: Wow, Kenji. Can you believe that's your wife?

Kenji: Shut up!

*One of the Homunculi grabs on to Zabefa. Zabefa caws.*

Power: ZABEFA!

Eiji: Try shaking it off!

*Zabefa flies into the air wildly. Kenji starts falling off Zabefa. Miyu grabs Kenji's arm.*

Miyu: Whew! That was close!

Kenji: Tell me about it!

*Kenji kicks the Homunculus in the face. The Homunculus falls to the ground. Miyu pulls Kenji back on to Zabefa's back. Zabefa flies towards Power and Eiji and Miyu hold out their hands. Power grabs Eiji and Miyu's hands and they pull him up.*

Power: Daisuke, Shinobu! Good luck!

Shinobu: You too!

Daisuke: You better survive! I don't want to clean up another mess of yours!

*Power and Daisuke smirk. Zabefa flies towards the Vortex. Zabefa hits an electrical barrier.*

Eiji: What?!

Power: Electricity...

*Zabefa growls, then caws and starts flying through the barrier. The electricity strikes Power's Automail. Power falls off Zabefa. Eiji, Miyu and Kenji's eyes widen.*

Miyu: POWER!

*Zabefa and the others disappear into the Vortex. Power's eyes widen. On the ground, Daisuke and Shinobu look up and their eyes widen.*

Daisuke and Shinobu: Power!

*Power closes his eyes.*

Power: Daisuke, Shinobu, Rini... Miyu, Kenji, Eiji... Zabefa... Everyone... I failed. I'm really going to die. No man with a Philosopher's Stone can save me this time.

????: Who needs some stupid red stone?!

*Power's eyes open and the pupils widen.*

Power: That voice...

????: There's no way I'll accept you as my replacement if you'll gladly accept dying at such a young age without saving someone's life! Let the bonds you forged this time around break your fall!

*A group of men dressed as ninjas begin to jump into a pyramid. The ninja on the top of the pyramid catches Power. The ninjas fall to the ground, with Power sitting on top of one of them.*

Power: Huh?

*Power looks down at the ninjas.*

Power: No way... The Sasuke Ninja Clan?!

*One of the ninjas jumps up.*

Ninja: Really now, Power. Did you think such an earth shattering event could happen and we wouldn't be there to help?

Power: Thanks, but... which one are you?

Ninja: What?! After sending me flying away on a kite, you fail to recognize me?! I'm Sasuke! The (former) class president of the Ninja Academy!

*Power chuckles.*

Power: Like I could forget you!

Sasuke: I wasn't just flying around doing nothing. I went on an amazing journey, learning new tricks an-

*Power jumps off the pile of ninjas.*

Power: That's great, Sasuke, but I gotta get into the portal. Any tricks for that?

Ninja 1: Ah... He finally got up...

Ninja 2: He was starting to break my back.

Sasuke: Nope. Sorry.

*Daisuke and Shinobu run up.*

Daisuke: Still absolutely worthless, aren't you, Sasuke?

*Daisuke chuckles. Shinobu hugs Sasuke. The other ninjas quickly sit up.*

Shinobu: Sasuke! It's been forever! We need to catch up!

Sasuke: What is this?! This beautiful woman in front of me couldn't be Shinobu, could she?

*Izumi jumps down on top of a roof.*

Izumi: Knock it off! She's a married woman! And you're starting to sound like Onsokumaru!

Shinobu: Izumi-Sensei!

Izumi: Sorry we're late, Shinobu. Getting these guys excited about anything but slacking off is tough work.

Daisuke: Wait a second. I know you ninjas are fast, but this is too fast for all of you to have gotten here on your own.

Izumi: Actually, we got lucky. Seems Miyabi got in touch with an old friend of yours to pick us up.

Power: Old friend?

*A helicopter flies above the group. Tsuruya hangs out from inside the helicopter.*

Tsuruya: Heya!

*Power slowly smiles.*

Power: Hey, stranger! What are you doing here?

Tsuruya: One of your friends asked me if I could get one of family's helicopters to fly these guys out! Weird group if you ask me!

Power: No, I meant who's watching our daughter!

*Power chuckles.*

Tsuruya: Babysitter!

*Tsuruya smiles. The helicopter flies closer to Power.*

Tsuruya: Haru-nyan owed me a favor, and you know how she is with kids.

*Tsuruya reaches out her hand.*

Power: Think this thing can get near that giant gateway in the sky?

*Power grabs Tsuruya's hand. Tsuruya pulls Power into the back of the helicopter. The helicopter flies towards the Vortex.*

Power: That's right.

*Power looks down to the ground, as Daisuke, Shinobu, the Sasuke Ninja Clan and Izumi fight the Homunculi.*

Power: This isn't something I can shoulder on my own. No, I shouldn't even think to shoulder it on my own. Everyone...

*Power looks over at Tsuruya.*

Power: ...they're all using whatever means they can to help.

*Tsuruya looks at Power and smiles.*

Power: Yeah, this is everyone's battle!

*The helicopter flies in front of the Vortex.*

Power: Well, I'll be back. Thanks for the ride, Tsuruya!

Tsuruya: Get in there!

*Power jumps out of the helicopter and into the Vortex.*

(???)

*Power lands in a white void, with his coat burnt and his hair singed.*

Power: Ah! AH! AH! Never doing that one again...

*Power stands up and dusts himself off. Power looks forwards and sees Miyu, Kenji and Eiji standing in front of Franz, as Zabefa stands behind the three. The five stare at Power.*

Kenji: Power! You're alive!

*Kenji smiles. Miyu runs over to Power and hugs him.*

Miyu: You don't know how worried we were.

*Zabefa caws.*

Eiji: Oh, Power. Good to see you. We don't need to worry anymore.

Power: Hm?

Eiji: Master Franz changed the destination of the Vortex. The Lesser Homunculi are now showing up in the Void, while our portal led here! He says he'll help us fight the Creator! Isn't that great?!

Power: Oh, yeah, Franz Schicksal. Guy who watches innocently as people suffer.

Franz: Well now, even I could not sit back and simply let the whole world be destroyed. Even if I am the Watcher of Destiny, I can not allow creatures such as these interfere with the path of destiny.

*Power's eyes widen.*

Power: Watcher of Destiny... Schicksal... That electricity...

*Eiji walks towards Power.*

Eiji: Come on. We can finally finish this.

*Power looks down.*

Power: Eiji, Kenji, get over here. Zabefa, fly up as high as possible.

*Zabefa flies up.*

Eiji: What are you talking about, Power?

Power: Franz... is not a person to be trusted.

*Power looks up and glares at Franz.*

Power: Isn't that right, Franz? Or should I call you Mao, the Demon King?!

*Franz glares at Power.*

(Ending - Shunkan Sentimental)

*Kenji runs through a field. The camera pulls forward, showing Miyu running, then Eiji running, then Hotaru, then Daisuke running, then Shinobu running, before stopping on Power running.*

The promise that should never have been made,~ *Power stares at his Automail, turning it around, looking at the number 218,750,351 etched into it.*

Will try to steal our future yet again today.~ *GoldPsy appears in front of a black background, swinging his sword at someone. Images of Akagi, Magnesteel, Mao, Lai and Frank flash.*

Even if I gain the things that I wanted,~ *A 16-year old Power looks down and sighs, then looks up and smiles.*

I honestly, still am not able to smile at all.~ *The 16-year old Power turns into the 26-year old Power, who looks down and frowns.*

The pouring tears are not from weakness or regret,~ *Tears fall, reflecting images of Frank, Lai, Onsokumaru, Hank, Glider, WaterBug, Yasunobu, Mayumi, Covet and Kaede.*

It is born from the shards of all the pain.~ *The camera pans up to show Power, with tears running down his face, glaring at someone.*

No matter how time goes, fate goes along,~ *Hotaru is shown swinging a shinai. Shinobu is shown throwing kunai. Daisuke is shown, swinging his sword.*

I know that there is only one thing that is truly sure to me.~ * Eiji is shown holding up two guns. Kenji is shown with a wound on his hand healing. Miyu is shown throwing a punch. Power is shown holding his hands together.*

Even at my limit, even in difficulties, I don't want to give up at all,~ *Power is knocked to the ground and rolls across it. Power skids to a stop and slowly stands up.*

Please don't leave me!~ *Daisuke, Shinobu, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Hotaru appear behind Power, while Zabefa appears on his shoulder.*

Because the warmth of your right hand that I had gripped so tenderly is now,~ *Todoroki, Jerrica, Miyabi, Takeru, Karame, Kurosaki, Ginjiro, Rei, Jane, Yume and Ai reach their hands up to a Vortex in the sky.*

Right here with me again.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Hotaru, Daisuke and Shinobu lift their fists in the air.*

*A shadowed figure is shown in front of an army of Lesser Homunculi. GoldPsy is shown lying faint in bed. A warehouse is shown. "The darkness is coming" painting is shown.*

(Preview)

Eiji: Power's arrived to the Master Franz' dimension, but now he's claiming Master Franz isn't who he appears to be? I don't even know what's going on anymore... Next time on BCE, "The End of Destiny". Okay, Power, if Master Franz isn't who he says he is, then show me proof!

(Afterwards)

Voices:

Power Hashiba - Vic Mignogna

Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia

Kenji Matsumoto - Chris Burnett

Daisuke Shimizu - Chris Sabat

Shinobu Shimizu - Carrie Savage

Eiji Miura - Jonathan Brooks

Hotaru Nakashima - Kira Vincent-Davis

Zabefa - Carrie Savage

GoldPsy Shimizu - Duncan Brannan

Franz Schicksal - Bill Jenkins

Rini Tsukino - Sugar Beard

Power - Ian Sinclair

Kaede Shiranui - Kate Oxley

Todoroki Niwa - Micah Solusod

Sasuke - Mike McFarland

Izumi - Meredith McCoy

Tsuruya - Trina Nishimura

Disclaimer:

I don't own any parody or reference in this episode.

Shinobu, Kaede, Onsokumaru, Miyabi, Takeru, Sasuke and Izumi are from Ninja Nonsense, owned by Ryoichi Koga, MediaWorks and Ufotable.

Rini is from Sailor Moon, created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Tsuruya is from the Haruhi Suzumiya series, created by Nagaru Tanigawa.

Yasunobu Hattori is from Suzuka, owned by Koji Seo, Kodansha and Studio Comet.

Akagi is from Pokemon, owned by Satoshi Taijiri and Nintendo.

FullMetal Alchemist is owned by Himoru Arakawa, Square Enix and Bones.

Songs:

Take Back by G B Shelter. Translated lyrics by Bandai.

Shunkan Sentimental by SCANDAL. Translated lyrics by AutumChild.

AutumChild's fandub of Shunkan Sentimental can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9TLiy37ALc

And thus the final five starts with several revelations. Hope you guys enjoyed.

Save time.

Blog Cast Finale Part 2 Update

by on

Okay, so, BCE Episode 5 went up yesterday. Finally. ...Yeah, you can't always help finding out your best friend is a terrible person who just wants excuses to say terrible things about people. ...Okay, that's all the complaining I'll do here.

But more importantly, BCE! The second half of the Finale Arc is just around the corner. So, let's get those names and what they're references to out of the way!

Episode 6: The Name of Power

Episode 7: The End of Destiny

Episode 8: Warehouse Rhapsody

Episode 9: The Blog Cast's Final Battle

Episode 10: TBA

The Name of Power is based of The Name of the Doctor, as well as the Haruhi titling theme, which was parodied for the first episode of the arc. Similarly, The End of Destiny is based off The End of Time, the Tenth Doctor's finale. Warehouse Rhapsody is a reference to Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody, an episode/chapter of Haruhi Suzumiya. The Blog Cast's Final Battle is based off DATS/The Data Squad's Final Battle from Savers/Data Squad.

As for episode 10, I'm not giving away the title yet. You'll need to learn from the preview at the end of Episode 9. I will say this though. It's been used as at LEAST three other finale titles.

The dates for the episodes will be:

Episode 6: August 11th

Episode 7: August 12th

Episode 8: August 13th

Episode 9: August 14th

Episode 10: August 15th

Yeah. Week long event. Well, week DAYS long event... You know what I mean! And episode 8 goes up on my birthday! YAY! That's clearly the most important of the episodes, given the titles!

There'll also be two new endings. Of course, one is the finale, sooo does that really count?

There'll also be the insert songs I promised! YAY!!!

So, what will happen in this half of the arc? Well, we'll learn Power's true name. We learn who the Creator is. The truth behind Power's dreams will be revealed. The Double Road Alchemist will die. The truth behind the Darkness will be revealed (don't worry, it's not Nightshroud). The secret behind the cold openings will be revealed. Who Rini really is will be revealed. Also, the biggest reveal. Power's true name is not his most important secret.

Oh, and there's a secret scene.

Yeah. There is one scene in the finale that I haven't told ANYONE about. And the only one who's eyes have seen it? Mine. Well, okay, I saved it to an e-mail, so if anyone at the e-mail company actually reads the e-mails, or if someone hacked me, others MIGHT have seen it. But yeah. I haven't run this idea by any friends, I haven't shown this to anyone I work with, I even refused to tell my mother until after I post it. So, yeah. Everyone, look forward to that.

OH! Shoot! How could I forget? Yeah, there's one revelation this arc will give that I forgot to put above. We'll finally learn Power's true identity.

So, yeah. Starting Monday, going until Friday, hopefully at 5 PM every day, the final five will be posted. Look forward to it and thanks for reading.

Save time.

Blog Cast Evolution Finale Arc - Episode 5: Destiny Changes

by on

*Power and Kaede stand in front of each other, glaring at one another. Daisuke stands behind Power, while Shinobu lies on the floor, near Kaede.*

Kaede: Stop making selfish demands!

Power: You're the one making selfish demands! Look at how you're treating Shinobu!

Kaede: I can treat Shinobu however I want to!

*Power curls his hand into a fist. Power nearly punches Kaede, before someone grabs his arm. Power and Kaede's eyes widen. Power looks over and sees Daisuke holding his arm back.*

Kaede: What is your problem anyway?!

(Opening - Take Back)

*Naoto Akari is shown. A Devourer of Time is shown. A trench coat is pulled off a chair. Lai's mansion is shown. Ryuji is shown, holding a gun. Someone wearing a trench coat is shown walking out a doorway.*

A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu, Rini and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa stands on Power's head.*

...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power frowns and jumps forward.*

I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*

...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power turns his head and frowns.*

Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*

...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*

...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji look away from each other and blush.*

The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power and Rini stand with their backs to each other against a black background, looking back at each other.*

...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *On a street, Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu, Rini and Hotaru stand in front of Invidious and an army of Lesser Homunculi, as a shadowed figure appears in the sky behind Invidious. Power smirks, throws off his coat and runs towards Invidious and the Lessers.*

The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power swings a blade on his Automail at Invidious, who jumps out of the way, only to be shot at by Eiji.*

...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~ *The bullets hit Invidious, then fall out, as Daisuke and Shinobu run up and swing swords at Invidious, cutting his arms off.*

The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Shinobu and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*

...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu, Rini and Hotaru sitting at a table, talking, while Zabefa sits on the table, drinking from a sake glass.*

*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. Franz is shown reading a book out loud while Eiji sits on the floor, sleeping. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. A man with paint on his face is shown in front of a blank canvas. The Blog Cast Evolution logo is shown.*

(Episode 45 - Destiny Changes)

*Power and Rini sit at a table. Rini chuckles.*

Rini: Seriously?

Power: Yeah. It's like she has that ability to jump far, only with conclusions.

Rini: So, what are we doing here anyway?

Power: Oh, Zabefa has a friend who lives here. He called, saying he needs help with something. Since Miyu and Kengo are off on their honeymoon, I figured we could stop by and help.

Rini: You're a good person. You know that?

Power: Thanks... Anyway, Zabefa's out finding him now.

Rini: Is that okay? Aren't you supposed to hide Zabefa?

Power: Please. This is a world where Miyu, Kenji and me were sucked into a story Zabefa's friend wrote. A little rabbit bouncing around won't cause anything strange to happen.

*The door opens and a man walks in with Zabefa on his shoulder.*

Man: Ah. Zabefa told me you'd be here.

Power: Hey!

*Power stands up and clears his throat.*

Power: Rini, allow me to introduce Kazuo Yoshida. Kazuo, Rini.

*Kazuo chuckles.*

Kazuo: Nice to meet you.

Rini: Same here!

Power: So, Kazuo, what's up?

*Kazuo sits down.*

Kazuo: Recently, I've managed to sell a painting.

Power: That's great!

Zabefa: Congratulations, Kazuo!

Kazuo: Hold your applause. You see, the painting I sold was destroyed.

Rini: That's terrible!

Power: And you need us to beat the loser up? Look, I'm all for showing people the error of their ways, but violence out of hatred is nev-

Kazuo: Oh, my, no. Never. You see, I was able to convince the buyer that I could paint it again. But just earlier, I received a note, presumably from the person who ruined the first painting.

Power: And?

Kazuo: The note was of the threatening nature. I either hand over the money I was given by tonight, or the attacker says they'll burn my studio and all my paintings to the ground. I would hand over the money, but I haven't been given it yet.

Zabefa: You need us to figure out why the person would do this?

Kazuo: No. Jealousy is the motive. The dealer is wealthy, and has turned down many. Mr. Hashiba, Zabefa has told me you were a great hero. I simply want to request you watch my studio tonight as I finish this painting.

Power: Stake out? That's all? Shoot, that's easy.

Rini: Yeah! We'll definitely help out!

*Kazuo smiles.*

Kazuo: Thank you.

Power: Hm... Alright! Zabefa! You stay with Kazuo tonight!

Zabefa: Huh?

*Zabefa blinks twice.*

Zabefa: How come?

Power: Simple. In case I'm too late knocking the guy's lights out, you can help Kazuo escape burning to death, along with his money-making painting.

*Zabefa nods.*

Zabefa: Got it!

Power: Rini and I will keep an eye out nearby. As soon as we see the... letter-sending-person... I'll give him a Double Road Punch so hard, every generation of his family will feel it!

(Meanwhile, at the Shimizu Household)

*Daisuke sits at a small table, drawing as a television plays in the background.*

News Anchor: (On the TV) Witnesses say the body was completely shaven by the killer, with blood running down the eyes and back. We warn you. What we are about to show may be too graphic for some viewers.

*Daisuke picks up a remote and clicks a button.*

Daisuke: I've seen people die by my own hands. You can't just show a dead fish carcass you're calling human and expect me to be interested.

*Shinobu walks in.*

Shinobu: Daisuke! You're actually drawing!

Daisuke: What can I say? Without Power here to bring the mood down, I feel like making something awesome!

*Shinobu sits down next to Daisuke.*

Shinobu: You really care about him, huh?

*Daisuke blushes.*

Daisuke: Hey! Like you don't!

*Daisuke clears his throat.*

Daisuke: He's my best friend. Of course I don't want to see him down.

*Daisuke stretches.*

Daisuke: But, with that friend of his keeping his spirits up, I can just sit back and relax.

*Shinobu rests her head on Daisuke's shoulder.*

Shinobu: So, what are you drawing?

Daisuke: An epic fantasy story about a blond-haired teenager who teams up with a beautiful kunochi who ends up falling in love with him.

Shinobu: So, a work of fiction?

*Daisuke chuckles.*

Daisuke: Ouch! I forgot how much your jokes could sting.

*Shinobu chuckles.*

Witness: (On the TV) The body just fell out of the sky! Poor guy must have been pushed out of a helicopter or so-

*Daisuke presses a button on the remote.*

Daisuke: Shut up.

(Later, back with Power and Rini)

*Power and Rini sit in a car, in an alleyway, looking at a building. Power hums to himself.*

Power: Love is the answer... Love is the only way...

*Power twiddles his thumbs.*

Power: ...Is this how things usually go? Waiting a long time until something happens?

Rini: Yeah, pretty much.

*Power leans back.*

Power: Well, this suddenly makes me glad I'm not a superhero like you.

Rini: Huh?

*Power sits up.*

Power: Man, what happened to me? I used to have fun while waiting for the assassins to attack.

Rini: You mean F-Kira's assassins?

Power: Yeah. Frank's assassins. But even when I was fighting Magnesteel and Akagi. I would sit around, watching anime, have fun with the gang, a monster would pop up, we'd beat them and be awesome!

*Power groans.*

Power: So when did my life get so boring?

Rini: Well, you have fun, right?

Power: Lately? Not really. I hate to admit it, but recently I've just been going through the motions. Of a scripted destiny.

*Power chuckles slightly. Power's phone starts ringing. Power pulls out his phone and opens it.*

Power: Hello?

Kenji: (On the other end of the phone) Ah! Power! Good! So my phone isn't broke. Look, we have a situation!

Power: You need me there? I have something going on, but I can run over if you need me.

Kenji: Hm? Oh, no. Actually, I'll be fine. Just needed to make sure my phone worked. Well, I'll see you.

Power: Talk to ya later.

*Power closes his phone and places it in his pocket.*

Rini: What's up?

Power: Oh, Kenji just needed to see if his phone was working.

Rini: Oh. It sounded like he was in danger.

Power: Nah. Kenji's good at bumbling his way out of danger. He's smart, but the kid doesn't know how to properly escape. He's just super lucky.

*Power chuckles.*

Rini: So, you were saying about going through the motions?

Power: I don't know. It's weird. When I first joined the Blog Cast, I had all this energy. I wanted to do amazing things. Now, I just sit around and happen to find some big crime, stop it, rinse and repeat. Like I said, my life is boring.

Rini: Oh, come on. What about the fun we used to have?

Power: It WAS fun. But somewhere along the way, I lost my love to do this stuff. I mean, just before Onsokumaru and I started the Blog Cast, I always wished to Haruhi that I'd be swept into a world where I'd have to face amazing adventures with a group of awesome people. But now? I don't really have fun doing it.

Rini: Well, they do say be careful what you wish for.

Power: No, I mean, it still sounds fun. But I just can't have fun with it.

*Rini shrugs.*

Rini: Maybe you need to look back to what made it so fun.

Power: I can't look back.

*Power rolls up his left sleeve and looks at the "218,750,351" etched on his Automail.*

Power: After all I went through? How could I go back?

Rini: Oh, come on. You're not to blame for that.

Power: F-Kira killed 2 billion people. I lead him to do it.

Rini: People are responsible for their own actions. Holding anyone but the person who did it as responsible is foolish.

*Power blinks twice.*

Power: Wow, that was deep.

Rini: So what if you happened to talk to F-Kira? It isn't your fault he killed everyone he did.

Power: Yeah, I guess. Frank was a terrible person. That being said, Frank even had his limits.

|*Frank stands in front of someone, chuckling.*

Frank: I'm sorry, what did you say?

Person: I said the only reason someone would kill is because they were never told it was wrong.

*Frank punches the person, knocking them to the ground. Frank jumps on top of the person and repeatedly punches them in the face.*

Frank: I may have killed Shimizu's Devil Spawn, but never, NEVER, suggest my parents didn't tell me it was wrong! There are times when you have to do wrong things!

*Power and Onsokumaru watch on.*

Power: Not saying I agree, but he has a point...

Onsokumaru: Shouldn't you stop him?

Power: I... don't... know.|

Power: ...Yeah, whatever you do, don't bad mouth Frank's parents. That's one line even I will never cross.

Rini: See? You had nothing to do with his violent outbursts.

Power: I wouldn't say nothing...

|*Frank sits on someone, punching them.*

Frank: You think his lack of a father is what makes him bad?! He's a cyborg who doesn't want to wipe out humanity! That's what makes him a terrible creature!|

Power: He even defended me at one point. He might think blood dictates your destiny, but even he can't stand people insulting your parents.

Rini: See? People have good and bad in them. You didn't influence the bad any more than you did the good.

Power: Yeah. I guess you're right. By the way, you said you were having dreams that felt like you had lived them before?

Rini: Yeah. Why?

Power: I've been having dreams like that too. You're connected to the dream world or something like that. You have any ideas?

Rini: No. None at all. Sorry.

*Power sighs.*

Power: I was hoping you would. I've only started having them since we met up again. Maybe I should ask Kazuo later.

Rini: He'd know?

Power: Yeah. Kazuo says his paintings come from his dreams or something. He thinks that's how we got trapped in the story he wrote. Then again, this is one of the few worlds I've seen where magic is even somewhat commonplace, so who knows.

*Power steps out of the car.*

Power: I'm gonna go grab a pizza. If the criminal comes by, you get the jump on 'im.

Rini: Got ya!

*Rini nods.*

Power: And if there's multiple people and you need help, call Eiji to pick me up.

*Power places his phone in the car and closes the door.*

Rini: Wait! Power!

*Power walks off as his phone starts to ring.*

(A Few Minutes Later)

*Power and Rini sit in the car as Power eats a slice of pizza.*

Power: Can't have a stake out without pizza. You sure you don't want any?

Rini: Oh, yeah. I'm sure.

*Power sighs and leans back.*

Power: You know, this is pretty fun though. I do admit.

Rini: Yeah! I'm having fun too!

*Power closes his eyes.*

Power: I can see it now. Teenager, staying up late on Saturday nights, watching anime.

*Power nods.*

Power: Those were the days.

*Power sighs and opens his eyes.*

Power: Why can't I do that for a living?

*Rini chuckles.*

Rini: Because no jobs like that exist.

Power: Well it should! I'd quit my job in the Blog Cast for that any day.

Rini: Everyone would.

Power: Heck, at this point, I'm about to quit this job just to have some fun.

Rini: What?

Power: I don't know. I'm just wondering if traveling the multi-verse is really for me. I mean, eventually I'm either gonna die of old age, or find every universe out there. It's kinda useless, y'know?

Rini: It still seems like fun.

Power: I guess.

*Power sighs.*

Power: It's funny. Before I joined the Blog Cast, I was melancholic. Here I am, again, melancholic. That's irony for you. Heh.

Rini: Power...

Power: Anyway, when is this guy going to show up?

*Rini shrugs.*

Power: Ugh... Can't the villains show up and let me beat them? Then we can go watch some anime or something fun.

*Rini smiles slightly.*

(???)

*Power and Kaede stand in the middle of an island as a typhoon rages. Kaede points to something.*

Kaede: POWER! Someone's over there! Maybe it's the killer!

*Kaede grabs Power's hand and runs off.*

Power: Kaede! Wait!

(A Few Minutes Later)

*Power and Kaede walk across a narrow path, holding hands.*

Power: Did that figure, if there really was one, actually come down this way?

Kaede: He was real! And this was the only path!

*The ground under Kaede's feet collapses. Kaede and Power fall off the path and Power grabs Kaede. Power lands on a ledge below the path and Kaede lands on top of Power.*

(Back in the Car)

*Power's eyes open quickly. Power looks around and sees Rini.*

Power: Where am I?

Rini: You fell asleep while waiting for the criminal.

*Power sighs.*

Power: Whew... I wasn't out for long, was I?

Rini: Maybe fifteen minutes?

Power: ...I don't know if that's good or bad.

*Power chuckles.*

Power: Did I die in that dream? I couldn't have lived through that before? Could I? So, any signs of anyone suspicious?

Rini: Well, it looked like the same person drove by the studio twice, but I don't know if that was due to bad driving.

*Power groans.*

Power: We're gonna be here all night...

(A Few Minutes Later)

*Power hums to himself.*

Power: Your misery and hate will kill us all...

*Power taps his fingers on the window.*

Rini: Why didn't you just use Zabefa to travel to the future and see when the criminal would attack?

Power: I'm not risking that again. After nearly losing Miyu and Kenji, I can't take that chance.

Rini: You're really that worried about them?

Power: Yeah. I need to figure out what I'm doing if I ever hope to trick out time again. Time can't be reasoned with. It's not like I can call my lawyer for help.

Rini: You have a lawyer?

Power: Well, Takeru is training to be a lawyer. So if I ever get knifed by someone, he's my go-to guy.

*Power chuckles.*

Rini: Takeru's a member of the Blog Cast, right?

Power: Yeah. He and Miyabi are trying to become a Defense Attorney and Prosecutor respectively. They're gonna try to find the truth together.

*Power chuckles again.*

Power: That's the last time I lend my friends my Phoenix Wright games.

Rini: Get to the truth together?

Power: Yeah. Given that these days, so many people think "justice" is short for "justified revenge", I fully support those two. Then there's Todoroki. Since Ginjiro fixed his arm, Todoroki's trying to become a doctor. He says he's going to repay the world for healing his arm by using it to heal others. He could do it too, under his old man's teachings.

Rini: So, all three have jobs that help people.

Power: Yup! Miyabi and Takki bring out compassion and Todo makes people better. I knew those three were the right choice for the new leaders. Then Jerrica says she plans to teach Tae-Kwan-Do. Another great career.

*Power nods.*

Power: Then there's Karame and Hayden. Both of them own an orphanage. It's great! They've found so many homes for kids. Kurosaki sings at clubs to entertain people, Rei makes clothes for people, Jane's making greater and greater inventions. Plus Daisuke jumps back and forth between making manga, selling ideas for video games and repairing motorcycles. Compared to them, travelling the multi-verse isn't that interesting.

Rini: In that case, what career would you go to if you did quit this?

Power: Hm... No clue. I guess this is the only thing I can do.

*Power chuckles.*

Rini: Power!

Power: Hm?

*Rini points to someone standing in front of the studio, pouring a can of oil on the studio.*

Power: HE'S HERE!

*Power opens the door and rushes out of the car. Power runs over to the guy and tackles him to the ground. Rini steps out of the car and sighs.*

(Later)

*Power and Rini stand in the studio, in front of Kazuo. Zabefa stands on Kazuo's shoulder.*

Kazuo: I am deeply in your debt. It's thanks to you that I was able to finish my painting without my studio burning down.

Power: I'm just shocked I didn't actually know the person who tried to burn your place down. Usually this would turn out to be Frank or something.

Kazuo: Hm?

Zabefa: Oh, whenever we run into a small-time criminal, it's always people Power knows, while the bigger ones he's just met for the first time.

Power: Hey, Avarice is still out there. Invidious said he was a living statue, but he might have meant he was going after works of art.

Kazuo: Either way, I must thank both of you again.

Rini: Power did all the work. I just stood there.

Power: Hey, you kept my spirits up and all. You deserve credit too.

Kazuo: You both deserve praise. There's not much I can do in terms of payment yet, but if you'd like, you two can be the first to see my new painting.

Power: Sure.

Rini: Sounds good!

Kazuo: Follow me.

*Kazuo walks into the back room. Power and Rini follow him. Kazuo stands in front of a canvas with a cloth covering it.*

Kazuo: I present to you...

*Kazuo pulls off the cloth, revealing a painting of a world disappearing.*

Kazuo: ..."The Darkness is coming".

*Power, Rini and Zabefa's eyes widen. Power collapses on the floor and grabs his head. Kazuo's eyes widen.*

Kazuo: Are you alright?!

Power: Those words... "The Darkness is coming"...

Zabefa: They've been following us.

Power: First Invidious, then Nobuyuki, Lai... now this painting. What do they mean?

(Later, back at the Shimizu Household)

*Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Hotaru and Rini all sit at a table.*

Miyu: No way! You're sure the painting was called "The Darkness is coming"?

Power: Yeah.

Miyu: Ryuji said those words too.

Power: He did?

Kenji: "It doesn't matter. The darkness is coming. It won't be long."

Eiji: Whatever it means, five people have used that phrase now. After this, I need to ask Master Franz about it.

Shinobu: We could ask GoldPsy. He might know something.

Daisuke: Unfortunately, my original is still knocked out.

Power: What?! GoldPsy's still not up?!

Rini: I'm sure he's fine, Power.

Daisuke: Yeah. Remember how many times you were knocked into a coma?

Power: Hey! I just lost my arm at the time! Just because the pain knocked me out for days at a time, doesn't mean GoldPsy has that excuse!

Hotaru: You'd be down for days?

Daisuke: Yeah. The knucklehead would be talking one minute, then he'd be out for days, dreaming about being in an alternate world.

Rini: He even dreamed of going to school with his friends a few times.

Power: Hey! How'd you know that?!

*Rini smiles.*

Rini: You just said it.

*Rini laughs. Power groans.*

Daisuke: I like her! You need to bring her around more often.

Rini: Well, sorry but I need to get home.

Daisuke: Oh, hang on a second.

Rini: Hm?

Daisuke: Can I have a word with you in the back?

Rini: Uh, sure.

*Rini and Daisuke stand up and walk into the living room.*

Daisuke: I just wanted to thank you for helping Power out.

Rini: It's nothing. He's a friend, so of course I'd help.

Daisuke: I don't think you quite grasp the importance you've had in his life. Look, the guy's been in a bit of a rut lately. We've all tried to talk to him, but he's not having any of it.

Rini: What do you mean?

Daisuke: Well, the F-Kira War effected him badly. It also got to me and Shinobu. We were the three heads of the Blog Cast at the time. He won't accept us talking to him, because we carry around the same scars on our souls. Miyu met Power during the F-Kira War, while Eiji and the kid met him while he was traveling post-War. According to Power, they don't know what he was like before he joined the Blog Cast. That's why I want to thank you. It's depressing to see that hyperactive nutjob in a bad state, and maybe... I don't know, you remind him of fun times. So thanks.

Rini: Uh... You're welcome.

*Power walks up.*

Power: Alright, Shimizu, Rini is my friend, so I get to see her off.

Daisuke: Right, right.

*Power stares at Daisuke.*

Daisuke: Wh-What?

Power: I'm waiting.

Daisuke: For?

Power: For you to mock me, saying something about "getting a silver bracelet, dude"!

*Daisuke groans.*

Daisuke: This is what I get for being an otaku's best friend...

Power: Hey, with how often you mock me, I thought you'd go the extra mile. Anyway, let's go, Rini. Allons~y!

*Power smiles.*

(Ending - Shunkan Sentimental)

*Kenji runs through a field. The camera pulls forward, showing Miyu running, then Rini running, then Eiji running, then Hotaru, then Daisuke running, then Shinobu running, before stopping on Power running.*

The promise that should never have been made,~ *Power stares at his Automail, turning it around, looking at the number 218,750,351 etched into it.*

Will try to steal our future yet again today.~ *GoldPsy appears in front of a black background, swinging his sword at someone. Images of Akagi, Magnesteel, Mao, Lai and Frank flash.*

Even if I gain the things that I wanted,~ *A 16-year old Power looks down and sighs, then looks up and smiles.*

I honestly, still am not able to smile at all.~ *The 16-year old Power turns into the 26-year old Power, who looks down and frowns.*

The pouring tears are not from weakness or regret,~ *Tears fall, reflecting images of Frank, Lai, Onsokumaru, Hank, Glider, WaterBug, Yasunobu, Mayumi, Covet and Kaede.*

It is born from the shards of all the pain.~ *The camera pans up to show Power, with tears running down his face, glaring at someone.*

No matter how time goes, fate goes along,~ *Hotaru is shown swinging a shinai. Shinobu is shown throwing kunai. Daisuke is shown, swinging his sword. Rini is shown kicking.*

I know that there is only one thing that is truly sure to me.~ * Eiji is shown holding up two guns. Kenji is shown with a wound on his hand healing. Miyu is shown throwing a punch. Power is shown holding his hands together.*

Even at my limit, even in difficulties, I don't want to give up at all,~ *Power is knocked to the ground and rolls across it. Power skids to a stop and slowly stands up.*

Please don't leave me!~ *Daisuke, Shinobu, Rini, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji and Hotaru appear behind Power, while Zabefa appears on his shoulder.*

Because the warmth of your right hand that I had gripped so tenderly is now,~ *Todoroki, Jerrica, Miyabi, Takeru, Karame, Kurosaki, Ginjiro, Rei, Jane, Yume and Ai reach their hands up to a Vortex in the sky.*

Right here with me again.~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Hotaru, Daisuke, Shinobu and Rini lift their fists in the air.*

*A shadowed figure is shown in front of an army of Lesser Homunculi. GoldPsy is shown lying faint in bed. A warehouse is shown. A painting of a town disappearing is shown.*

(Epilogue)

*Power and Rini walk over to the door.*

Power: Well, I'll be seeing ya.

Rini: See you.

*Rini opens the door. Power and Rini look out and their eyes widen.*

Power: By Haruhi's armbands!

*Daisuke walks over.*

Daisuke: What's wrong? Did the otaku find some cosplayers of an obscure anime or...

*Daisuke looks outside and sees Lesser Homunculi raining down from a Vortex in the sky. Daisuke's eyes widen.*

Daisuke: ...something...

Power: No. It's the end of the world.

(Preview)

Daisuke: The Homunculi have started raining down from the sky all over the planet! As everyone begins to pull together to take care of this threat, Power's asking me to say his real name. Why does he need me to say his own name? Next time on BCE, "The Name of Power". Well, if you really need me to, fine. Power's name is...

(Afterwards)

Voices:

Power Hashiba - Vic Mignogna

Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia

Kenji Mizubagu - Chris Burnett

Daisuke Shimizu - Chris Sabat

Shinobu Shimizu - Carrie Savage

Eiji Miura - Jonathan Brooks

Hotaru Nakashima - Kira Vincent-Davis

Zabefa - Carrie Savage

Rini Tsukino - Sugar Beard

Power - Ian Sinclair

Kaede - Kate Oxley

Kazuo Yoshida - Brandon Potter

Onsokumaru - Sean Schemmel

Frank Fuchs - Todd Haberkorn

Disclaimer:

I don't own any parody or reference in this episode.

Shinobu, Kaede, Onsokumaru, Miyabi and Takeru are from Ninja Nonsense, owned by Ryoichi Koga, MediaWorks and Ufotable.

Rini is from Sailor Moon, created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Yasunobu Hattori is from Suzuka, owned by Koji Seo, Kodansha and Studio Comet.

Akagi is from Pokemon, owned by Satoshi Taijiri and Nintendo.

FullMetal Alchemist is owned by Himoru Arakawa, Square Enix and Bones.

Songs:

Take Back by G B Shelter. Translated lyrics by Bandai.

Shunkan Sentimental by SCANDAL. Translated lyrics by AutumChild.

AutumChild's fandub of Shunkan Sentimental can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9TLiy37ALc

...Sorry this was so late guys. But hey, we've reached Endgame. Enjoy the cliffhanger! Thanks for reading.

Final five episodes start on Monday. Save time.

The Change of the BCE Finale

by on

Okay, so, I have just finished replacing the old BCE episodes with the new ones if you're reading this.

So, if you don't feel like reading through the episodes again, long story short, she-who-must-not-be-named, we'll call her "Kate" (ha, Chris Titus reference), was replaced by Rini Tsukino, from Sailor Moon.

...Yeah. I've explained before how, when I was younger, I had a massive anime crush on Rini, and all. If you haven't seen me talk about it before, look up the BCE Christmas Carol Commentary I did.

However, I wanna note, I never intended Rini to make an appearance OUTSIDE the Christmas Special. That was supposed to be a one-off thing. But, since I needed a character for Power's "old friend", and "Kate" turned out to be a terrible person... yeah. Rini was the next best option. Well, best option given what I need to work with. Kinda loses the reality subtext that the Finale Arc had until now, but this was the closest I could get. It's also kinda sad that the idea of a character based off an actual person (to compliment Power) had to be dropped.

There will also be a good reason behind the Donna Noble-esque lack of knowledge of F-Kira. So, there's that.

Like I said, few things have changed in the old episodes, but there's been some things cut here and there. But if you want to re-read them while I rewrite episode 5, go right on ahead.

Again, really sorry about this guys. However, as I said, don't wanna have someone in it against their will. I also don't want to suggest Power, who started out as an extention of myself, is friends with "Kate". Trust me, if the events of episode 3 actually went down, "Kate" wouldn't call Power on burning the mansion... She'd throw him into the fire... and then suggest he was a domestic abuser. Yeah, she basically did that to me. Now you know why I'm using the same name for her that Titus used for his ex-wife. Only whereas Erin did it on purpose, "Kate" probably didn't even realize what was being said, especially given this fight started from me pointing out ignorance to words that were prejudice. But why try to work on yourself as a person when you can throw a friend down the river and then when he's upset, say he's playing the victim?

Why yes, I am bitter. Thanks for asking.

But, anger at a former friend aside, I AM sorry to the fans this happened. I will try to rewrite episode 5 when I figure out what to do with it (episode 5 had been tailored to "Kate") and then finish the last five epsiodes and everything.

Thank you again for your understanding.

Oh, also, if you happen to notice any lines that don't seem Rini-esque, and are more related to "Kate", just let me know so I can fix them. Thanks in advance.

Update on BCE and Hiro's Journey

by on

Okay, so, I've been quiet for a bit, aaaaaand by quiet I mean lazy of course. So, I figured I'd give a general update about things.

So, biggest thing, BCE. Hate to do this to fans, but it's gonna be a bit longer before episodes start up again. Yeah. Long story short, got in a fight with the friend Kasumi is based on, friendship over, blah blah. So, because I doubt she wants to be in something written by someone she hates (due to a misunderstand, but hearing someone out and not just taking what they say as the worst possible thing ever is just such a crazy concept), I'm going to need to change the plans slightly. So, in order to respect that she likely doesn't want to be in something I wrote, I need ro replace Kasumi with someone else. I already have an idea, but I'm going to need to redo all the episodes. Yes, even older ones. Soon I'll rewrite them, the original versions will go down and new ones will go up. Again, sorry this crap keeps happening. I wanted BCE over a month ago. But hey, once I get everything written, nothing to hold it back! YAY!

After that depressing revelation, how about something fun. Hiro's Journey! I have chapters 1 and 2 written completely, with some of chapter 3 written, and one battle of chapter 4 written. YAY! So, once I come up with a different name for that story (because I found out Hiro's Journey has been used before), I'll get those up. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated!

I guess that about covers everything. Again, sorry about BCE being pushed back further. But hey, Hiro! That's some good news, right? ...Yeah, the Prologue to that came out at the begining of the year? Probably nothing to be happy about...

Thanks for reading, and hopefully understanding about the delay on things.