Todoroki slides backwards inside a subway station.
Todoroki: *pant pant*
Todoroki looks forward at a shadowed creature.
Todoroki: Okay, you might have beaten the others...
Behind Todoroki, three bodies lay faint on the ground. One of the bodies has steel rods sticking through their legs.
Todoroki: But I'm not about to let you beat me!
Todoroki charges at the creature. A tendril shoots out and stabs Todoroki through the right arm.
Todoroki: *agonized scream*
The tendril tosses Todoroki to the ground, next to several disembodied fingers. Todoroki slowly looks up, as his eyes begin to close, and sees a humanoid figure walking towards him. The figure steps down on Todoroki's right arm.
Man's Voice: This arm of yours, it's what you're most proud of, right?
Todoroki tries to look at the man's face, but passes out.
Man: It's a shame. I was hoping Humanity's first line of defense would be stronger. An easy victory doesn't instill the same hopelessness that I desired.
The man grinds his heel against Todoroki's arm.
Man: Well, all that's left are the ones you chose to replace me, Onsokumaru!
AIRPORT - MID-AFTERNOON
Daisuke and Shinobu, both wearing kimonos, step out of an airport. Daisuke looks around.
Daisuke: He's late.
Shinobu: Now, now. He wouldn't forget when we were arriving.
Daisuke: That's what I'm worried about. I can see him barricading himself in the house and not letting us in, so he doesn't have to leave.
Shinobu: He's here.
Shinobu points to something. Daisuke looks where Shinobu is pointing. Power runs up, grinning goofily.
Power: Sorry! Class ran late!
Daisuke: You use that excuse too often. Summer vacation has already started. Besides, you've ditched your students for less.
Power: *sheepish chuckle* You got me.
Daisuke: *sigh* You're the one who wanted to walk back home with us.
Shinobu: So what took you?
Power: Some friends wanted to talk. Anyways...
The three start walking down the street.
Power: Your first anime's been dubbed, Daisuke! How was it?
Shinobu: *nervous chuckle*
Daisuke: *annoyed sigh* It was a complete joke. The crew was a bunch of people they hired fresh off the web, they didn't translate Genta's catchphrase, they made the WISE MASTER Shinta use modern slang like "YOLO", and the voice actors...
Shinobu: They didn't seem bad.
Daisuke: They weren't bad. But the leads were the same as all the other shows I've seen.
Power: Told ya!
Daisuke: Yeah, yeah... Oh, and the shot in the pilot, where Tetsu talks to his father?
Daisuke: The service they were showing it on changed his father's cigarette to a sandwich.
Daisuke: The convention wasn't good after that either. Most of the interviewers seem to relish in asking me things I didn't want to talk about. But the rest of the vacation was nice.
Power: So, what's with the robe?
Daisuke: Let's just say, I can't wait to get home.
Shinobu: Never mind that. How're Ryoko and Yosuke?
Power: They've been good. But they missed their parents.
Daisuke: Who's watching them now? You didn't leave them alone, did you?
Power: No! I got someone to watch them.
Power: He said he wants to surprise you.
Shinobu: So, not Miyabi?
Power: Last I heard, she and the others were looking into some subway case.
Power: I don't know. Todo didn't tell me much. Just that they had to look into the subway. Anyway, now that you're home, I was thinking...
Daisuke: You can't keep squatting at our place.
Power: Oh, come on, Daisuke. They're fumigating the school, so I can't stay there.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - LATE AFTERNOON
Daisuke unlocks the door, and he, Shinobu and Power walk in.
Daisuke: It's nice to be home.
Daisuke and Shinobu walk into the kitchen and find a man with purple hair and a woman with red hair, both wearing suits, sitting at the table. Daisuke and Shinobu's eyes widen.
Shinobu: Laila Red...
Daisuke: And Franklin Fuchs.
Frank: Well, you seem to know us, but who are you?
Daisuke's right arm morphs into a sword. Shinobu pulls a kunai out of her kimono. Frank's eyes widen. Power rushes in.
Power: Whoa! Wait, Daisuke!
Power places himself between Daisuke and Frank.
Power: These two aren't our old enemies!
Shinobu lowers her arms.
Shinobu: They're not?
Daisuke: Don't listen, Shinobu! I'm sure Lai's already hypnotized him!
Lai: Only at our appointments.
Power: That's what I've been trying to tell you. You guys remember how Kaede did that little reboot of our universe years ago?
Daisuke: So? What's that going to do with these two?
Power: I've been going to see if this Lai to help unlock some of those memories. That's where I go with Eiji and the Matsumoto's every month. To another world to get my memories examined.
Daisuke: And you trust these two? Have you forgotten everything they did in our world?
Power: No worries. During my time hopping between alternate worlds, I met these two, when they were still teens, stopped an evil plan they had, set them on the right path, and even got a duel in while I was there. But that's a story for another time.
Daisuke glares at Frank, before morphing his arm back to normal.
Daisuke: Let's say I believe that. Why are they here?
Lai: Power wanted me to show you something I found in his memories, and Frank's been talking about taking me on a vacation for so long now.
Frank: She really just brought me to lug around the equipment.
Daisuke and Shinobu: Equipment?
RESTAURANT - EARLY EVENING
Customers sitting around the restaurant try to eat, while loud sounds of someone eating fill the air. People look over and see a man with shaggy looking black hair, wearing a tattered and dirty cloak, tearing into a steak. People start whispering amongst themselves, as a waitress walks up to the table.
Waitress: Um, excuse me, Mr...?
Man: My name is Mimas.
Waitress: *nervous chuckle* That's a, uh, unique name.
Mimas glares at the waitress, then picks up his steak and bites into it.
Waitress: Could you please try to eat a little more quietly? You're disturbing our other customers.
Mimas glares at the waitress and stands up.
Mimas: What was that!?
The waitress takes a step back.
Mimas: Is it your job to tell me how to eat?
Waitress: No, but...
Mimas: Your job is to take my order and bring me my food. Not dictate how I eat it!
Waitress: Mr. Mimas, if you keep this up, I'll have to ask my boss to-
Mimas: Go get your boss. I can't wait to tell them how you interrupted my meal, told me how to eat, and, on top of it all, belittled my name!
The waitress runs off. Mimas smirks.
Mimas: I hope that interruption was worth your job.
Mimas looks around the restaurant. The other customers quickly return to their meals.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - EARLY EVENING
Power sits on the couch, with a metallic helmet on his head. Frank connects a wire to the helmet, while Daisuke, Shinobu and Lai watch.
Daisuke: So, your Frank is good with electronics too?
Lai: Yes. He actually owns a company in our world, selling whatever new devices he's been tinkering with.
Frank: You make it sound like I'm some child playing with toys.
Frank runs a wire over to the TV, then looks around. Frank looks over at Daisuke.
Frank: Mind giving me a hand here?
Daisuke walks over to Frank. Lai smiles.
Lai: You two are lucky to have each other, Shinobu.
Lai: I've seen how close you and Daisuke are in Power's memories. I hate to admit it, but I wish my husband was more like yours.
Shinobu: You're married?
Lai: When we were younger, Frank was so passionate, so driven. That's why I fell in love with him in the first place. But... Now, he seems so distant. I'm starting to wonder if he even cares about me anymore.
Shinobu: Uh... Oh! So, what's all this stuff for anyway?
Lai: I'm glad you asked.
Lai: I can go into a person's memories and draw them out, projecting them as you would any movie or television show. Back at my office, I have a monitor built into a wall, but, I'll need to borrow your TV to display the memories here.
Lai: Did you understand any of that?
Lai: I should have known.
Frank leans out from behind the TV and flashes a thumbs up.
Frank: Everything's hooked up!
Daisuke and Frank crawl out from behind the TV. Daisuke walks over to Shinobu.
Daisuke: Be prepared to look away if this is a trap to brainwash us to serve them.
Lai: Oh, please. If I wanted to put you to under my control, I could just do it.
Power: Yeah. Lai's trained herself. Now, her powers have no limit. No need for someone to be unconscious to get in their head.
Daisuke: You're kidding me!
Power: And after he did some training of his own, Frank's now almost as strong as I am.
Daisuke: And you let them in our house?!
Frank: Look, I've been told how this universe's version of me was a dictator, and, how he killed your first child. I know I can't speak for him, but I am genuinely sorry for your loss.
Daisuke and Shinobu's eyes widen.
Daisuke: You didn't leave these two to watch Ryoko and Yosuke, did you, Power?
Daisuke: Then who's watching them?!
Power: You just remembered them now?
Daisuke: I found a mass murderer and an evil hypnotist waiting for me when I got home! My mind was elsewhere!
A man's voice comes from the next room.
Voice: Quiet. You'll wake the baby.
A man in a bandana, sunglasses and a flu mask walks into the room, holding a baby. Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Lai and Frank look at the guy.
Shinobu: That voice...
Shinobu runs over and hugs the guy.
Daisuke: Sasuke? You left Sasuke in charge of babysitting our kids?
Daisuke: *groan* I think I'd rather have Frank and Lai watch them.
Sasuke: Hey, I was helping Ryoko with cleaning up her room. You could show some appreciation.
Shinobu: Oh. Frank, Lai, this is my old classmate from the Ninja Academy, Sasuke. No relation to the famous one.
Frank: We met, while we were waiting for you to come back.
Lai: Frank, don't be so rude.
Power: Y'know, I like this whole silly introduction, but this helmet is making my head sweat.
Frank turns the TV on, as Lai flicks a switch on the helmet.
The TV displays a jet flying through a storm.
Daisuke: I don't think it worked. It looks like a movie.
Power: Oh, sorry. This setup always reminds me of My Youth in Arcadia.
Shinobu: But you were born in America.
Lai: The memories are locked away deep inside his mind. If you give me one minute...
Lai's eyes glow red. Power's eyes glaze over while many images flash on the screen. A classroom appears on the TV.
TV SCREEN - CLASSROOM
Lai, a demonic looking ninja and a shadowed figure stand against the wall.
Daisuke and Shinobu stand against the opposite wall.
The screen changes to outside the window, where Kaede floats above the ground.
SHIMIZU LIVING ROOM
Daisuke: Power told us about this before. The original version of the world, which Kaede, with some strange powers, reset, to make Power a hero.
Lai: I saw those memories too. But look carefully. He saw different people there.
Daisuke: Now that you mention it, you weren't there.
Shinobu: And that ninja is a dead ringer for Mao.
Daisuke: A.K.A Franz.
Frank looks over at Daisuke.
Frank: What about me?
Daisuke: Not you. Long story short, that ninja in the image is an old foe of ours, who reincarnated into the last major threat we fought.
Shinobu: But, why is it different than what Power told us?
Lai: That's an easy one to answer.
Lai's eyes glow. A warehouse appears on screen.
TV SCREEN - WAREHOUSE
Two arms wrap around the side of the screen.
The screen changes to look at Kaede, sitting on a pile of crates, staring in horror. A light shines out, and the screen goes blank.
SHIMIZU LIVING ROOM
Power shakes his head and pulls the helmet off.
Power: *heavy panting*
Daisuke: What was all that?
Lai: From what we can put together, the True Original World.
Daisuke: Original World?
Power: Kaede didn't just change the world once. She did it twice.
Lai: Save your breath. I can handle it for now.
Power lies across the couch.
Lai: *clears throat* As far as it seems, the events Power remembered five years ago happened twice. However, the first time with different people, and a different end result.
Power: One where I nearly died.
Lai: Originally, your little group met up with a magic-user, me, a ninja, Mao, and an agent, the shadowed figure. Those versions of us followed an old friend of Power's.
Power: The best Lai and I can figure out is this friend wanted Kaede's powers. So we were led into a trap. When I declined to give them the powers away... *shivers*
Lai: Kaede saw. She change things. She replaced all your enemies with characters from shows Power watched. After the new timeline ended in the world being reset, people like me and Mao were allowed back but, no matter what, it seems the old friend was wiped from any timeline.
Daisuke: So, who was the shadow?
Power: I was hoping you guys would know.
Lai: In this timeline, Power never met the agent. He can't put a face to the person. We can't find a name either.
Power: So, any ideas?
Shinobu: Nope, sorry.
Sasuke: Huh? Sorry, I wasn't paying attention.
Frank and Lai facepalm. Daisuke rubs his chin.
Daisuke: I'm getting something... A weird Deja Vu feeling.
Power: Daisuke, it's summer. Please don't bring up Deja Vu. I still haven't recovered from Endless Eight, and that was back when we are fighting Akagi.
Daisuke's eyes widen.
Daisuke: Akagi! I saw a similar silhouette when I was first created.
Power: Daisuke is a clone, made by an old enemy of Onsokumaru's, Akagi.
Lai: Created from a hair of Power's father.
Power: GoldPsy isn't my father. Well, actually, we don't know. The blood test hasn't come back yet.
Lai: He looks like an older Power with dark brown hair and a tan.
Frank: Shouldn't we focus on the matter at hand?
Power: If Daisuke has a memory of the guy, he was probably a member of Akagi's army, and they're all in jail, or the ground.
Lai: Should I scanned Daisuke's memory to be sure?
Daisuke: No, thank you. I'd rather not have you in my head. You wouldn't be able to stand the body count.
Lai: Suit yourself.
Power: I'm just glad there isn't some deranged villain still out there.
CITY STREETS - LATE EVENING
Mimas stands on the side of the street, holding a phone to his ear.
Mimas: I told you hiring them would give the show a boost. They encourage their fans to watch it, and you pay less.
A taxi pulls up in front of Mimas.
Mimas: Talk to you later. Yeah, my taxi just got here. I'll call you later.
Mimas presses a button on his phone, then enters the taxi. The driver turns back to look at Mimas.
Driver: Where ya headed?
Mimas: Just drive. I haven't been here in a while, so I'd like to see how the city looks.
Driver: Hey, it's your buck.
The taxi pulls off.
Driver: Any place you'd like to go after sightseeing?
Mimas: Hmm... You haven't heard of someone named Onsokumaru, have you?
Driver: Nope. Sorry. A friend of yours?
Mimas smiles softly.
Mimas: An old friend. But he died years ago.
Driver: Oh, I'm sorry.
Mimas: I heard some of his kids live here now. I was hoping to pay them a visit.
Driver: Well, is there anything distinguishing about your friend? I get a lot of customers who can't even remember their own name. I might have dropped him or his kids off sometime.
Mimas: He was a hawk.
Driver: *laugh* A hawk? Funny joke. I meant distinguishing features.
Mimas: He was a small, round, yellow sphere-shaped hawk, with short arms and bright yellow eyes. He could take humanoid form, if you want to call it that.
Driver: Look, the joke was funny at first, but I'm just trying to help you. Could you try and be a little more serious? Unless your friend worked in the monster movie, nothing like that exists.
Mimas glares at the driver.
Mimas: Monster movie?
The taxi crashes into a light post. People run over and crowd around the taxi. The sound of sirens fill the air. An ambulance pulls up. One of the taxi doors burst open as paramedics step out of the ambulance. Mimas pulls himself out of the taxi covered in blood. A paramedic runs over to Mimas.
Paramedic: Sir, please, allow me to help you to a stretcher.
Mimas pushes the paramedic away.
Mimas: I'm fine.
Mimas walks into an alley. The paramedic runs into the alley, only to find it empty.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - LATE EVENING
Power lies across the couch, sleeping.
Daisuke sits at a table, looking at a manuscript.
Daisuke stands up and sits down in front of a laptop.
Daisuke: I knew Akagi wasn't done ruining our lives.
Daisuke starts typing away on the laptop.
DAISUKE'S MEMORY - 14 YEARS AGO - AKAGI'S LAIR
Daisuke stands before Akagi with blank, soulless eyes.
Daisuke: The mission to destroy Power was a failure.
Akagi: You've acquired new skills, however?
Daisuke's right arm morphs into a sword. Blades pop out below either side of his neck.
Akagi: Those will do well.
Daisuke: Shall I be sent back now?
Akagi: No. You may be the ultimate killing machine, and the first of the spiritless beings who will recreate this world, but you're still mortal. Rest from your fight.
Daisuke: But, wouldn't it be easier to kill them, now that their guard is down?
Akagi: It would. However, getting there will prove difficult.
Akagi: According to Magnesteel, they have a protective barrier around that manor. We could retrieve you from there, but we can't transport you inside it. A true enigma.
Akagi sits down at a desk and clasps his hands together.
Akagi: We were warned that Onsokumaru's chosen fighters will stop our schemes. With just Power and those ninjas left, we've nothing to worry about.
Akagi: Not so long as we have you. Project Blog Cast. Codename, Daisuke Shimizu.
Daisuke nods his head.
Daisuke leans back in his chair.
Daisuke: I shouldn't have left any of his minions live.
The door burst open and a four-year-old girl with black hair runs in.
Little Girl: Daddy!
Daisuke spins the chair around and the girl jumps into his arms.
Daisuke: Whoa! Ryoko, have you gotten heavier since I've been gone? And shouldn't you be sleeping?
Ryoko: I had a bad dream.
Daisuke sets Ryoko on his lap.
Daisuke: Tell Daddy all about it. I'm sure it wasn't that scary.
Ryoko: Skeletons took over.
Daisuke: Uh... Uncle Power was letting you watch his DVDs again, huh?
Ryoko shakes her head.
Ryoko: I saw them on TV myself.
Daisuke: *chuckle* Is that all? Skeletons? Well, I happen to know plenty of skeletons, and you want to know something?
Daisuke: They're really friendly.
Ryoko's eyes widen.
Ryoko: They are?
Daisuke: Of course. I mean, they have to be. If they made someone upset, they'd be... shattered.
Daisuke stands up, holding Ryoko against his chest and walks out of the room, into the hall.
Daisuke: But you don't need to worry, sweetie. If anything like that did happen, Mommy and Daddy would protect you.
Daisuke walks into a child's room and places Ryoko in a bed.
Daisuke: And Uncle Power, Aunt Miyabi, Uncle Sasuke.
Ryoko: What about Uncle Takeru and the others?
Daisuke: Of course. We just need to make a call and Uncle Eiji, Aunt Miyu and Uncle Kenji too.
Daisuke brushes hair from Ryoko's eyes.
Daisuke: You have so many people looking after you, because we all love you, Ryoko.
Ryoko: I love you too, Daddy.
Daisuke's Thoughts: That's right. It doesn't matter what my past was like. Thanks to Shinobu and Power, I gained a soul.
Daisuke kisses Ryoko's forehead.
Daisuke's Thoughts: And my kids prove it.
Daisuke: Good night, sweetie.
Ryoko: Night, Daddy.
Shinobu and Sasuke sit at the table. Shinobu holds a baby.
Shinobu: Don't worry, Yosuke. Mommy's back now.
Yosuke: Ba ba!
Shinobu: Oh, you're hungry. Hang on.
Sasuke's eyebrow raises.
Shinobu: Sasuke, I left his bottle in the cabinet. Could you get it?
Sasuke stands up and walks over to a cabinet.
Sasuke: I got to be honest with you, Shinobu. I never thought you'd be such a good mother.
Sasuke tosses a bottle to Shinobu, who catches it with one hand.
Shinobu: Yeah. It's really rough.
Shinobu starts feeding Yosuke from the bottle.
Sasuke's Thoughts: Rough? She makes it look easy.
Shinobu: It reminds me of when I was training to be a ninja. I know I wasn't the best, but I kept at it, and kept at it. And now, I'm balancing both my ninja and civilian lives.
Sasuke: You're definitely the best ninja I've ever met.
Shinobu: Better than Headmaster?
Sasuke: Oh yeah.
Sasuke's Thoughts: Then again, you were better than him when you were a trainee too.
Shinobu: What about you, Sasuke?
Shinobu: Well, you don't have a family or major job.
Sasuke lowers his head as tears stream from under his sunglasses.
Sasuke: Working the shaved ice stand seemed good at the start of summer.
Shinobu: Uh... I didn't mean that it wasn't. But what about when summer ends? Are you going to get another seasonal career, or...
Sasuke: Actually, I was thinking of going back to the Valley of the Ninja and applying to become an instructor for some Junior ninja. Y'know, put my leadership talents to good use.
Shinobu: I know you'll be a great instructor.
The phone starts ringing.
Shinobu: Hm? Who could that be at this hour?
Sasuke gets up and answers the phone.
Sasuke: Hello? Shimizu residence.
Sasuke waits for a second, then turns to Shinobu.
Sasuke: It's for you.
Power's cell phone rings.
Power pulls his cell phone out of his pocket. Power opens his eyes and taps the screen.
Power: I'm trying to sleep. What's up?
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM SPLIT SCREEN
Power and Shinobu's eyes widen.
MIDNIGHT - HOSPITAL ROOM
Miyabi lies in a hospital bed, staring out the window. The door to the room bursts open and Shinobu runs over to Miyabi, tightly embracing her.
Shinobu: Miyabi! Are you okay?! I came as soon as I got the call! You're not hurt, are you? If you need an organ, you can have all of mine!
Miyabi: *groan* Sis, I can't breathe.
Shinobu breaks the hug and turns to leave.
Shinobu: I'll tell the doctors to give you one of my lungs then.
Miyabi: It's okay, Shinobu. My lungs are intact. It's just...
Shinobu turns around. Miyabi gazes down sadly as she pulls her hands out from under the sheet on the bed. The hands are wrapped in gauze with the fingers obviously missing. Shinobu's eyes widened in horror.
Shinobu: But... how...
Daisuke and Sasuke walk in.
Sasuke: Takeru was exactly the same way.
Daisuke: Niwa's girlfriend wasn't. Her legs have been pierced through.
Miyabi: Daisuke? Sasuke? You two are here?
Daisuke: Power's here too, but he went to talk to Niwa.
Miyabi: How are the others?
Daisuke: They should live, but it looks like they won't be fighting again. If I had to guess, Todoroki's the same way.
Daisuke leans against the wall, while Sasuke pulls a chair over to Shinobu. Shinobu sits down and holds Miyabi's hand.
Shinobu: This doesn't hurt, does it?
Miyabi shakes her head weakly.
Miyabi: Everything else does though. We were roughed up pretty badly. But it's nice to have you here, Shinobu.
Shinobu starts crying as she looks at Miyabi.
Daisuke: Sasuke, you got a blade on you?
Sasuke: Huh? I wouldn't be allowed in here with one. Why?
Daisuke's right arm morphs into a sword.
Daisuke: I don't know about the others, but Miyabi and Takeru should, at least, be able to use the part of Onsokumaru I ate to regrow their fingers.
Daisuke's arm turns back to normal. Miyabi smiles softly.
Miyabi: Thanks, Daisuke, but I'm fine.
Power walks in.
Power: Yeah. Just cut the whole thing off and get metal hands.
Power smiles goofily. Miyabi smirks back.
Miyabi: You're the only one who thinks those are cool. How's Todoroki?
Power: Alive, but asleep. And he can't use his right arm again.
Miyabi: And he was trying to become a doctor too.
Daisuke: Each one of you were crippled in ways that directly relate to how you fight. Someone did this on purpose. No way this could all be a coincidence.
Miyabi: Yeah. He told us we would lose what we prized most, so we know hopelessness.
Miyabi: *sigh* It was supposed to be business as usual. We had heard about someone attacking people at night. Some of the others went to investigate. They returned with their arms and their spinal cords broken. So, the four of us looked into things.
Power: I've been here this whole time. Why didn't you ask me for help?
Miyabi: We thought we'd be okay. We eventually found the guy we were looking for. It wasn't hard to tell him apart. Shaggy black hair and a tattered cloak. Not many Americans wandering the streets of Japan looking like that.
Daisuke turns to Power.
Daisuke: Think it's Frank?
Miyabi's eyes widen.
Power: One from an alternate world. And he just arrived today. Plus he has purple hair.
Miyabi: No. This guy looked too different. We cornered him, but he opened some portal and escaped.
Sasuke looks to the side and holds his chin.
Miyabi: We followed him into the portal, but it was a trap. We ended up in the sewers. We looked around but couldn't find him. Eventually, Takeru screamed. The guy wasn't there, but some giant monster was. I couldn't see it well, but it looked quadruped, and had tendrils. Some sort of blade too, since it sliced my and Takeru's fingers off. I heard the guy again, though.
Daisuke: What did he say?
Miyabi: Just about making us lose our pride and hope. He must have returned when his pet was going to town against us.
Sasuke: Did he say anything else?
Everyone turns to look at Sasuke.
Miyabi: Uh... I can't remember. I started to pass out when he was talking. Why?
Sasuke: This is really important. Did he say anything about Onsokumaru?
Miyabi: I don't remember him mentioning that old perv.
Miyabi leans back.
Sasuke: Ninjas? Blobs?
Shinobu: Sasuke, Onsokumaru was a hawk, not a blob.
Miyabi's eyes widen.
Miyabi: Yeah! He said something about not understanding why "that hawk" would protect such horrid people. We thought he was just babbling nonsense though.
Sasuke pushes his sunglasses up and covers his eyes.
Sasuke: I thought he had died.
Daisuke: What do you know about this, Sasuke?
Sasuke: It's Mimas.
Shinobu: How is it your mess?
Sasuke: Not "My mess"! Mimas. That's what he called himself. But if he's anyone's mess, he's Onsokumaru's.
Power: Quit beating around the bush, Sasuke.
Sasuke: *sigh* Sorry. It's just a lot to have to remember.
Daisuke: We're not dealing with another demon ninja, like Mao, are we?
Sasuke: I wish. Mao was a piece of cake compared to Mimas.
Shinobu: So, who is he, Sasuke?
Sasuke looks at Power, then turns to the window.
Sasuke: Onsokumaru's original Chosen One.
Everyone else's eyes widen.
Miyabi: Wait, when you say "Chosen One", you mean...
Sasuke: Yes. The one Onsokumaru picked to defeat Akagi and Magnesteel.
Power: But, I was the one Onsokumaru picked.
Sasuke: You were the replacement. GoldPsy suggested you to Onsokumaru, after Mimas.
Shinobu: But how do you know all this?
Sasuke: Onsokumaru told me about it. One of the perks of being class president. Let's see... It would have been 18 years now.
PAST - 18 YEARS - NINJA MANOR
Mimas, age 16, attacks a training dummy, while Onsokumaru sits on a cushion, watching and eating a bag of chips.
Sasuke (V.O.): I don't know much about how they met, only that Mimas was apparently a farmhand before Onsokumaru offered to train him.
Power (V.O.): It's always the farm boy. ...Ow!
Daisuke (V.O.): Quiet.
Sasuke (V.O.): Onsokumaru was never the best teacher, but he was committed to training Mimas. So...
Mimas and a demonic imp stand across from each other. Onsokumaru floats down and lands Mimas' shoulder.
Imp: Hm! So, the Ninja Council can't even afford to pay another ninja to come after me.
Onsokumaru: Is that why you betrayed us? Because Akagi pays better?
Imp: That, and the free dental.
Mimas: A heartless demon like yourself would care more about money than the world.
Onsokumaru: Actually, their hearts are their weak points. Just like humans.
Mimas: Go for the heart then. Got it.
Mimas nods. The Imp charges forward. Mimas holds out his hand. The Imp reaches for Mimas' head, as claws shoot out of his fingers.
The Imp's eyes dim, as Mimas pulls back his hand, now with his fingertips soaked in green blood.
Imp: Pretty... good...
The Imp falls to the ground. Mimas stares at his blood-soaked hand in horror.
Mimas: Did I...
Onsokumaru pats Mimas on the back of his head.
Onsokumaru: It'll get easier. Remember, in a battle to the death, you have to kill to survive.
Mimas swings his hand forward, shaking off the blood.
Sasuke (V.O.): Onsokumaru had been training him for years before I was one of his students. So I can't say how it happened, but...
Mimas stares at a wall, with an unimpressed look on his face.
Mimas: This? This is our secret weapon?
Onsokumaru flies over and pats the wall.
Onsokumaru: It's not the wall, but what's inside of it. Magnesteel tried to kill this couple. With the help of a friend, I sealed the two in a pocket dimension. If we can't beat him, they will.
Mimas: The last hope for Humanity, residing inside a wall. That sounds boss!
Onsokumaru holds out an egg.
Onsokumaru: And this is how you release them.
Mimas picks up the egg.
Mimas: Thanks. I was starving.
Mimas bites into the egg.
Mimas spits the egg, and part of a tooth, out.
Onsokumaru: It's not for eating. That's the Egg of GoldPsy. Hold it in the palm of your hand.
Mimas shrugs and holds the egg up. The egg disappears. Mimas' eyes widen.
Mimas: Where'd it go!?
Onsokumaru: The egg is gone. It's powers are inside you.
Onsokumaru: We may need to pull these two out, or escape a battle. You can now create portals to other places. It's also handy for escaping the bathhouse if you get caught.
Mimas: How does it work?
Onsokumaru: It won't in here. The pocket dimension is too strong. But all you need to do is think of a place and will the portal into existence.
Mimas: Can we go test it out!?
Mimas smiles widely. Onsokumaru smiles gently.
Sasuke (V.O.): Mimas was given the ability to open portals.
Power (V.O.): Like my arrows?
Sasuke (V.O.): Yep! He was a great choice, seemingly.
Surrounded by broken robots, Mimas tears into a robot's arm, then swings around and kicks another robot in half.
A robot slowly crawls across the floor. Another robot looks at it and nods. The second robot reaches up and covers Mimas' eyes. The first robot crawls out of the lab, as Mimas flips the other robot over his shoulder.
Mimas: Any more of you still active?
Mimas looks down and sees a robot gripping his leg. Mimas kicks the robot.
Robot: Please sp-spare the othe-her-herzzz....
Mimas stomps on the robot's head, shattering it.
Mimas: I prefer to do this my way. *chuckle*
A portal opens under Mimas. Mimas sinks into the portal.
Onsokumaru and the Sasuke Ninja Clan sit around reading magazines. A portal opens on the floor and Mimas rises through it. The ninjas leap away in shock. Mimas smirks.
Mimas: Operation: Drillbrain has been completed, sir.
The ninjas jump over to Mimas.
Ninja: That was so cool!
Ninja: How do you do that?
Sasuke: Can I have your autograph?
Mimas: Those lifeless machines never stood a chance.
Onsokumaru: You destroyed them all, right?
Onsokumaru: Good. I wouldn't want one coming back for revenge.
Mimas: Lifeless machines, Onsokumaru. They don't have the capacity for revenge. Now, can I bask in the glory of my victory a little more? It's not like you let me tell anyone at school or online.
Onsokumaru: If the general public knew, there would be mass panic. Don't get me wrong, I know the feeling. I'd have girls lining up to call me "Legendary Hero Onsokumaru", then they'd... *perverted laugh*
Mimas and the Ninjas sweatdrop.
Onsokumaru: *clears throat* But, then people would freak out, knowing the world could end.
Mimas: We could just use our status as heroes to calm the chaos.
Onsokumaru: It wouldn't be so easy. Heck, countries all over the world would be fighting each other, because someone would use the fear of the end of the world to their advantage.
Onsokumaru: That, or Magnesteel would get all the babes himself. You know how attractive the bad boy image is.
Miyabi (V.O.): Why does that not surprise me?
Power (V.O.): He told me it's because anime would become documentaries if I told anybody. And I didn't even wanna.
Daisuke (V.O.): So far, Mimas sounds like he would have been an ally to us, not attack the kids. What happened?
Sasuke (V.O.): Actually, you did, Daisuke.
PAST - 15 YEARS - BLOG CAST MANOR
Mimas leans against the wall, while Onsokumaru holds a clipboard.
Onsokumaru: This is a big one. We have intel that Akagi and Magnesteel have developed an ultimate weapon. I don't know what their plan with it is, but it needs to be destroyed.
Mimas: So, I finally get to face our enemies personally.
Onsokumaru: Be careful. Akagi's just a normal human, personality and plan aside, but Magnesteel is something else. Whether he's human or another species, he has strange powers.
Mimas: Whatever he's got doesn't compare to me.
A portal opens behind Mimas. Mimas turns to walk into the portal.
Onsokumaru: Wait, Mimas!
Mimas turns to look at Onsokumaru.
Onsokumaru: If things get too rough, come back immediately.
Mimas walks through the portal.
Mimas runs through a hallway. Two soldiers chase after Mimas, firing guns at him. Mimas falls to the ground. The soldiers step over to Mimas' body. One leans down to check Mimas' pulse. Mimas' eyes open and he grabs the soldier's arm.
Mimas dusts himself off as he walks through a door.
Mimas: Akagi should train his guards better.
Mimas walks up to another door. Mimas holds up his hand.
A portal appears in front of Mimas. Mimas walks through the portal.
Mimas: Only way to travel.
Mimas looks around the new room. Mimas spots a glass tank against a wall, filled green fluid.
Mimas: This looks like...
Mimas walks over to the tank and presses his face against the glass. A teenage boy stares at Mimas with lifeless eyes. Magnesteel appears, looming behind Mimas.
Magnesteel: Magnificent, isn't it?
Mimas' eyes widen. Mimas looks back at Magnesteel.
Magnesteel: He may need better security, but Akagi outshone my expectations.
Magnesteel walks over to the tank and places his hand on it.
Magnesteel: While I was experimenting with the Space-Time Continuum, I found the DNA of the ultimate lifeform. I gave that DNA to Akagi, and he cloned it. What you're seeing is not merely a clone of that being though. Akagi increased its desire to kill. His name is Daisuke, and he's the ultimate killing machine.
Sasuke leans out the window.
Sasuke: Mimas changed after that mission... I never saw a single wound on Mimas, even when he was soaked in his enemy's blood. But that mission made Mimas question everything.
Sasuke leans in and closes the window.
Sasuke: Mimas didn't come back for several days after returning from Akagi's lair that day. When he finally did, he told Onsokumaru he was quitting. "What point is there in fighting to save Humanity when they'll create a creature just to serve as their weapon!" He said that and left. Why did he turn up now though?
Miyabi: I have a better question. Why didn't you tell us sooner?!
Sasuke: I didn't think I'd need to when Onsokumaru was alive, and I was sailing across the world on a kite when he died!
Shinobu: Now, now. All that matters is we know who did this. All we have to do is find him and arrest him.
Miyabi: Be careful, Sis! This guy is different than anybody we ever fought before. Then there's that creature...
Power: Hey, we're the strongest fighters in the world.
Daisuke: When I get home, I'll see if Akagi had any info on the guy in his database.
Miyabi: You heard Sasuke though! The guy never had a scratch on him.
Daisuke cracks his knuckles.
Daisuke: That just means he's unaccustomed to pain.
Sasuke: Oh! Now I see what Onsokumaru meant.
Shinobu: Meant by what, Sasuke?
Sasuke: After Mimas quit, Onsokumaru was worried about putting anybody else through that ordeal. But he said you guys could handle it because you're all...
Power face vaults, while Daisuke face palms.
Sasuke: He said the problem with Mimas was that he thought too much. But you kids would just be ready for any fight.
Miyabi: Yeah, that sounds like something he'd say.
Power: Well, there goes any good memories I had of Onsokumaru.
Daisuke: To think I saw him as a father.
Sasuke: Well, if it helps, he followed that up with something you might wanna hear.
SASUKE'S FLASHBACK - BLOG CAST MANOR
Onsokumaru: You know something though, Sasuke? They may be anime-obsessed, lovesick and incompetent, but they're good kids. I never had any kids of my own, but the Blog Cast will remain the only good I put into this world, so I'm fine with them being my legacy.
Power smiles, Daisuke smirks and Shinobu starts to tear up.
Miyabi: That idiot... *chuckle*
OUTSIDE THE WINDOW
Mimas stands in a tree, glaring at the group through the window.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu and Sasuke walk in. Miyu and Kenji walk up.
Kenji: Welcome back.
Daisuke: Thanks for watching Ryoko and Yosuke.
Miyu: No problem, Daisuke. Buuuut...
Miyu looks at Power and smirks.
Miyu: I expect some sort of compensation for bringing Laila Red and Frank to this world.
Power: I'll let you two come with me and my class on our next summer trip.
Miyu: No need.
Miyu holds up a pair of earrings.
Miyu: I'll accept these.
Power: Ah! Miyu! Those are supposed to be a gift for Daisuke and Shinobu's anniversary.
Daisuke crosses his arms.
Daisuke: You got Shinobu and I earrings! Potara earrings at that?
Power: Well, I was at a convention awhile back, and they were selling them, and...
Daisuke: Don't say the "C" word.
Kenji: Your vacation didn't go well?
Shinobu: Uh, so, hey, where's Zabefa?
Miyu and Kenji: Passed out drunk in our hotel room.
Power: That rabbit never could hold his alcohol.
Daisuke: Anyway, I need to get to my laptop. I won't be able to sleep soundly until I find out what Akagi knew about Mimas.
Kenji: Mimas? Saturn's moon?
Power: Brew up a pot of coffee, Kengo. It's a long story.
Sasuke: *yawn* You guys can tell it, right? I'm dead tired.
Shinobu: Sure, Sasuke. Thanks for everything.
Sasuke: No problem, Shinobu. I'll come over tomorrow to watch the kids again.
Shinobu and Sasuke high five. Sasuke walks out of the house and Shinobu closes the door behind him.
Sasuke: Whew, what a day. At least I can go back to my apartment and tell my Chi-Chi body pillow all about it.
Mimas drops down in front of Sasuke.
Mimas: I see you haven't changed since I left.
Sasuke steps back.
Mimas: Consider yourself lucky. Unlike those third rate nobodies at the hospital, your death will be swift.
Sasuke pulls out a kunai.
Mimas: I can't have you spilling any more information about me. It's as simple as that.
Sasuke: No. Why did you attack Miyabi and the others?
Mimas: They're the defenders of Humanity.
Sasuke: So, you're jealous of them for taking your spot?
Mimas: How ignorant. I quit that job so Humanity wouldn't have a defender. They don't deserve one.
Mimas: I realized, when I was sent to destroy that ultimate weapon. It was a human, Akagi, who was using a clone, an artificial being, as a weapon.
Mimas: And so, Humanity must end.
Sasuke: Because one Human did something wrong?
Mimas: Not one. When I worked for Onsokumaru, he had me kill plenty of creatures. You know how Humans are. If those creatures ever tried to enter into the surface world, they'd be killed on sight. Just look at how Humans portray them in Monster Movies. Even that term. "Monster". I already had to behead a can driver tonight for that.
Sasuke: So, you plan to kill all Humans?
Sasuke: Then why didn't you finish Miyabi off?
Mimas: I want her, and the others, to suffer. So I took their ability to harm from them. You Humans shouldn't be using Magic Scrolls anyway. They were developed by Ninja Imps.
Sasuke: How do you feel about kunai!
Sasuke throws the kunai at Mimas, hitting him in the eye.
Sasuke turns and runs to the door of the Shimizu household. Sasuke pounds on the door.
Sasuke: Shinobu! He's here! SHINOBU!
Mimas pulls the kunai out of his eye. Blood drips out of Mimas' eye socket.
INSIDE - KITCHEN
Power, Miyu and Kenji sit at a table, as Shinobu places cups in front of them.
Miyu: Your predecessor? And he attacked the Second Generation Blog Cast members?
Kenji: Any ideas where to find the guy?
Shinobu: He's supposed to still be in the city. Besides that, we're clueless.
Kenji: So, we'll have to search the areas he was seen, see if we can find any clues to where he's hiding out...
Miyu: Or Power can give GoldPsy a call.
Power: I never told you? After the Franz incident, GoldPsy retried from fighting. He's pushing 50. He's tired of fighting. If I called him about it, he'd probably feel the need to help, and I don't wanna force him out of retirement.
Miyu: *sigh* I guess I can understand that. Besides, you're starting to look just like him. It would get confusing.
Power: You think?
Miyu: Yeah. One good tan, and the only difference would be your hair and eye colors.
Power: That's the main difference! If dark hair and eyes are the only thing keeping me from looking like him... I'm getting old!
Power lies his head on the table and pouts.
Power lifts his head up and turns to the living room.
Power, Shinobu, Miyu and Kenji rush into the living room to find a window broken and a blood-soaked kunai on the floor. The four run over to the front door. Shinobu opens it.
Outside is Sasuke's body, lifeless, with a hole through his chest. Everyone's eyes widen in horror, with Shinobu's filling with tears.
Power, Miyu and Kenji look over and see Mimas sinking into a portal. Power's eyes widen again.
POWER'S FLASHBACK - ORIGINAL WORLD
Lai, Mao and a shadowed figure stand against a wall. The shadowed figure turns into Mimas.
Mimas: Mimas, as that fool told you. And if you wish to spare the rest of Humanity from sharing his fate, you'll come find me.
Mimas glares at Power, who glares back, before Mimas sinks completely into the portal and it closes.
Kenji: That was the guy?
Miyu: What a nasty look in his eyes.
Shinobu collapses to her knees and shakes Sasuke's body.
Shinobu: Sasuke! Sasuke, come on! SASUKE! SASUKE!
Power places a hands on Shinobu's shoulder. Shinobu shakily stands up, then collapses against Power, crying into his chest. Power pats Shinobu's back.
Power: Sh... It'll be okay...
Frank and Lai lie sleeping in a large bed. A phone starts ringing. Frank reaches over to a night stand and picks up the phone.
Frank: *groan* Hello?
Power: Hey, Frank. Sorry to wake you. Can you tell Lai something for me in the morning?
Frank: You're calling me at this hour for something that can wait until morning?
Lai holds out her hand.
Lai: Let me talk to him.
Frank hand Lai the phone and rolls over.
Lai: Sorry about that. You know how Frank is.
Power: Yeah. Sorry. I know this can probably wait. But I just wanted to let you know, we found that guy from my memory.
Lai: Great. Is that all?
Power: Actually, Miyu and Kenji wanted to let you know they might not be able to take you two home tomorrow.
Lai: Why not?
Power: I'll give you all the details when I have time, but long story short, that guy crippled some of our friends and just killed Sasuke.
Lai's eyes widen.
Power: Yeah. Miyu and Kenji are out looking for him now. We're gonna try to get some sleep and search in the morning.
Lai: I'll head over when I wake up. Just let me get a few more hours myself.
Power: You don't need to.
Lai: I can pacify him with my hypnosis if he tries anything funny.
Power: You sure? I mean, you're not exactly a fighter.
Lai: Of course I'm sure. Like I said, I just need a little sleep. We were up pretty late again.
Power: Sure. Thanks.
Lai: See you in the morning.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - KITCHEN
Power sits at the table, holding a cell phone to his ear.
Power: See ya.
Power places the phone down.
Daisuke walks in.
Power: How's Shinobu?
Daisuke: She cried herself to sleep.
Daisuke sits down across from Power.
Daisuke: I still need to figure out who should watch the kids.
Power: I gave Eiji a call. He'll help us search and Hotaru will watch Ryoko and Yosuke.
Power: No prob. I let Lai know about Mimas. She offered to help too.
Daisuke: Is she a good fighter? Or does she plan to get information out of civilians?
Power: Neither. She said she'll hypnotize Mimas if we can't handle him.
Daisuke: I know you were willing, but isn't she usually only able to control weak people?
Power: She's honed her powers. She could control anyone she wants.
Daisuke: I guess that explains Frank.
Power: Nah. He's just disciplined. After I beat him, and set him down the right path, Frank started training. Now, he's probably as strong as me.
Daisuke: I don't like relying on an old enemy, but I guess we don't have a choice.
The two sit in silence for a few seconds.
Daisuke: What's so funny?
Power: Just thinking, we've come a long way from when we started.
Power: When we were younger, we relied on Onsokumaru pointing us in the right direction. Now, we're doing what we can to handle this situation ourselves. Nobody giving us hints anymore.
Daisuke: *relieved sigh* For a minute, I was worried you'd say something dumb like "Isn't it funny how fragile and beautiful both contain the letters for life", or something lame like that.
Power: Not a chance anymore, Daisuke.
RUINS - EARLY MORNING
Mimas walks through a ruined building, up to several gravestones. Mimas sneers as he kicks over all but one of the stones.
Mimas: Worthless Humans. But...
Mimas looks at the final gravestone, marked "Onsokumaru".
Mimas: Why did you still choose to help them?
PAST - 14 YEARS - DESERT
Onsokumaru, clad in a trenchcoat and fedora, walks into a bar. Onsokumaru looks around and spots Mimas on a stool. Mimas looks at Onsokumaru and stands up. Onsokumaru and Mimas walk out the bar together.
Mimas: You really couldn't have picked a less cliche location to meet?
Onsokumaru removes the coat and hat.
Onsokumaru: But I've heard how ladies just love a mysterious cowboy.
Mimas: What do you want anyway?
Onsokumaru: You remember Magnesteel?
Mimas: Akagi's partner in crime. Yes.
Onsokumaru: Recently, I had to talk to him. It's a long story, but he was being targeted by a mad killer.
Mimas: I hope you don't expect me to fight for or against him again.
Mimas starts walking away.
Onsokumaru: He told me what you've been doing.
Mimas stops and his eyes widen.
Onsokumaru: All this time, I felt some guilt for putting you through all that. I thought I had destroyed your life...
Mimas: No. No, you didn't. In fact, you opened my eyes.
Mimas: I told you when I left that I was done fighting for Humanity. That's because I now know everything. Humans... I had thought we were all there was. Now I've Awakened. Awakened to the truth. Not only are we not alone, we're the worst. We don't deserve to live anymore.
Onsokumaru: Don't tell me that you...
Mimas: I will see to it that Humanity pays the ultimate price for their actions against other creatures.
Onsokumaru: You're gonna kill every other Human and yourself? Because of Akagi?
Mimas: And Magnesteel.
Onsokumaru: *chuckle* Magnesteel is no Human. He's something called a Homunculus.
Mimas: Another creation of Humans in their arrogance.
Onsokumaru: If that's your plan, I'll have to stop you.
Mimas: Too bad. I had hopes you'd join my cause. You must know the pain of being mistreated by Humanity.
Onsokumaru: I'd never help you. Not with this.
Onsokumaru takes a fighting stance.
Onsokumaru: After all, you'd be killing the babes too.
Mimas takes a fighting stance.
Onsokumaru: It's a shame, really. There was a time when I saw you as a son.
Mimas: The feeling wasn't mutual. But, I suppose you were like family. And now you'll join the rest of them.
Onsokumaru's eyes widen.
Onsokumaru: You didn't...
Mimas: It was over one of our holidays. They wouldn't accept what I had to do. I killed them. It's not like it matters. They would have had heart attacks if I didn't.
Onsokumaru: I may be a lowly, perverted, lazy excuse for a Ninja...
Onsokumaru punches Mimas in the face.
Onsokumaru: But you're LOWER!!!
Mimas slides back and spits out a tooth. Blood drips from Mimas' nose.
Mimas: Just give up, Onsokumaru. I don't want to kill another creature again, and we both know you're weaker than me.
Onsokumaru: I was. But since I recruited the kid and Shimizu, I've had to get stronger.
Onsokumaru: He calls himself Power, like how you call yourself Mimas. He had to fight Akagi after you left.
Mimas: Another Chosen One?
Mimas closes his eyes.
Mimas: I'd like to fight him someday. I hope he's strong. *deep breath*
Mimas opens his eyes.
Onsokumaru's eyes widen. People rush out of the bar.
Mimas: See for yourself what Humans are like.
Mimas falls backwards and quivers.
Mimas: It's... It's an alien.
One of the bar patrons smashes a bottle against the doorway, while others draw guns. Onsokumaru turns into his blob form and flies away. Mimas smirks.
Mimas frowns at the gravestone.
Mimas: You really were a father figure to me. But I was replaceable to you.
Mimas kicks the gravestone over.
Mimas: I'll never forgive you.
Miyu: You were right, Kenji.
Mimas turns around and sees Miyu and Kenji.
Kenji: Well, this is where they buried the others. It's only logical he'd be here waiting.
Mimas: I wanted Onsokumaru's three, but you'll do.
Miyu pulls out a cell phone.
Miyu: Text Power!
Miyu tosses the phone to Kenji.
Miyu: Tell him where we are.
Mimas: Why disgrace the dead more than you Humans have with these ridiculous stones?
A portal opens behind Mimas.
Mimas: I have a better battlefield in mind.
Mimas sinks into the portal.
Miyu: No you don't.
Miyu and Kenji run through the portal.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - LIVING ROOM
Shinobu taps her foot, while Daisuke stand against a wall. Power runs in wearing a blue jacket.
Daisuke: *groan* You're really wearing that?
Power: Hey, it's kinda my signature look.
Daisuke: Who cares about looks? This is a fight.
Power: We can't do anything until Eiji and Hotaru get here anyway.
Daisuke: When is Miura gonna be here?
Power: Right now.
Daisuke blinks in shock. Power walks over to the door.
Power: I owe you one, Kaede!
Power opens the door. Lai and Frank are standing there.
Frank: We're not your girlfriend, but you do owe us.
Lai: Behave, Frank.
Lai and Frank walk in.
Lai: Nice to see you again, Shinobu, Daisuke.
Power closes the front door.
Shinobu: Thanks, you two. This really means a lot.
Lai: We're happy to help. Right, Frank?
Frank: This guy better be strong.
Power: He's never been wounded. At least, that's what Sasuke said.
Frank: A challenge then.
Lai: Do you have any ideas where he is?
Daisuke: No. He uses these portals to get around.
Frank: So, he could be anywhere?
Shinobu: Didn't Miyu and Kenji go looking for him?
Power pulls out his cell phone.
Power: I'll give them a... Miyu already texted me.
Daisuke: And you're just NOW getting it?
Power: Give me a break. I've been getting ready.
Daisuke: By finding a jacket! You're gonna burn up out there.
Power: Yeah, yeah...
Power taps his phone and his eyes widen.
Power: No way.
Shinobu: What is it?
Power: He went there?
Miyu and Kenji run through a warehouse.
Miyu: You said he went in here!
Kenji: He must have escaped through a portal!
A crate flies towards Miyu. Kenji pushes her out of the way. The two fall to the ground and look in the direction the box flew from.
A large, quadrupedal creature stands in the shadows.
Mimas: I wouldn't flee from two weak Humans. But your punishment should be carried out by a superior creature.
Miyu curls her lip.
Miyu: Just hiding behind a shield, huh?
Mimas: Shield? Your lowly view of another creature as a shield speaks of your character.
Kenji looks around.
Mimas: They are the sword with which Humanity will face justice.
Kenji: Justice is compas- Watch out!
Miyu and Kenji jump out of the way as a laser beam flies towards them. The beam hits where they were standing, creating a crater.
Miyu: Well, that's new.
Kenji's Thoughts: Where is he? Mimas has to be around here somewhere.
Mimas: Don't worry. We won't kill you. Not yet. I want all Humanity to despair as they await death, like the creatures they kill.
Miyu: Sorry. We can't let that happen.
Kenji: Grab to the right! Both arms!
Miyu reaches out and grabs something with a hook on the end of it.
Miyu releases the thing she grabbed.
Miyu: Why was that slimy?
Mimas: That was, what Humans would call, a tongue.
Miyu: With a hook on it?!
Mimas: Watch your mouth! You are, after all, an invader to their world.
Mimas: Humans were never meant to exist on this planet. They arrived here from an egg meant for another world. The true rulers of this planet were vast and varied in form.
Kenji: Wait a second! That's just the backstory to Evangelion!
A tendril creeps up behind Kenji and wraps around him. The tendril lifts Kenji in the air.
Mimas: A know-it-all brat. Truly only a Human could be so.
Miyu grabs a piece of the broken crate and throws it at the tendril. The tendril breaks and Kenji falls to the ground, covered in the creature's blood. Miyu runs over to Kenji.
Miyu: Kenji! Are you okay?
Kenji: Yeah! I feel fine. But, listen, I was thinking. That creature hasn't moved this whole time. I haven't found Mimas either. You were right. It is a shield. Literally.
Kenji stands up.
Kenji: He's probably giving orders to that creature. I'll keep it distracted. You get close and try to knock Mimas out.
Kenji rushes towards the creature. A laser beam fires at Kenji. Kenji jumps out of the way.
Kenji: Got anything that wasn't used by an Angel?
A liquid flies towards Kenji. Kenji tries to dodge, but the liquid hits his leg, burning it.
Kenji: GAH! Acid spit?
Mimas: Just so you're aware...
Miyu runs to the side of the creature, only to get smacked into a wall by a spike-covered tail.
Mimas: Other creatures can have more than two eyes, a misfortune Humans think as normal. Or, in some cases...
Kenji runs towards Miyu. The creature's tongue lashes out again, stabbing Kenji in his right eye.
Kenji: *agonized scream*
Mimas: Humans will take pride in their eyesight, despite how lacking it is.
The tongue rips Kenji's eye out. Kenji covers his eye socket and stumbles over to Miyu.
Mimas: A young man who puts such faith in his vision. The only appropriate punishment...
The tongue stand Kenji in the left eye and rips it out.
Mimas: Is blindness.
Kenji collapses on the ground. Miyu staggers over to Kenji, shaking.
Miyu: Kenji... Kenji, come on. Y-You have to get up. Y-You don't want Power to look cool in front of your wife while you...
Miyu starts crying.
Mimas: Don't worry. I said neither of you will die, and you won't.
Miyu glares in the direction of Mimas' voice.
Mimas: You shall not escape your suffering through death.
Miyu: SHUT UP!!!
Miyu rushes towards the creature with her right arm pulled back. The creature swings it's tail at Miyu. Miyu punches the tail. The tail shatters.
Miyu: You're gonna pay for what you did to Kenji!
Tendrils fly towards Miyu, who shatters each one with a punch.
Mimas: Revenge. The most Human of emotions. Another concept only existing in the lowest of species.
A large arm grabs Miyu. Miyu struggles in the arms grasp.
Miyu: This all you've got? I've been in tighter situations.
Mimas: So, this is how you react to the inevitable. Perhaps because of your past. Being used to make money by predicting deaths, and by your own mother. I can certainly relate. My parents didn't support my plans. That's why I killed them.
Miyu: We're nothing alike!
Mimas: Right. You value your individuality above all else. Yet you take after my inferior successor. Perhaps it's not individuality, but your sense of self, who you are now, that you value. Regardless...
The creature lifts Miyu in the air.
Mimas: We'll see how much pain you can endure before your personality retreats.
The creature slams Miyu against the ground.
SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - LIVING ROOM
The five stand around waiting.
Everyone turns to the kitchen. Eiji and Hotaru stumble into the room.
Eiji: Sorry about the mess.
Daisuke: What did you just do?
Eiji: Transported my wife and myself here.
Daisuke: I meant did you break anything?
Shinobu: What took so long?
Hotaru: Eiji. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to wake him up.
Daisuke: Can't you travel through time?
Eiji: Not since Franz died. And Zabefa's still passed out.
Frank: Can we get a move on?
Eiji: Right. Where do we look first?
Power: Miyu and Kenji followed the guy to the warehouse district.
Eiji: Got it!
Shinobu: Thanks for the help. Hotaru, if you need anything, all the emergency numbers are on the table.
Hotaru: No worries. Just give the creep a few good smacks for me.
Eiji, Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Lai and Frank disappear.
Mimas sits in the ruins of a warehouse, chewing on something. Miyu and Kenji lay on the ground in front of Mimas, faint.
Power's group runs up. Power and Eiji's eyes widen in horror.
Power: What did you do to them?!
Mimas smirks, revealing blood-soaked teeth.
Mimas: I didn't kill them, if you're worried about that.
Shinobu pulls out a shuriken.
Shinobu: What then?
Mimas: I simply made them suffer, like they made other creatures suffer.
Mimas kicks Miyu and Kenji at the six. Daisuke catches Miyu, Frank catches Kenji.
Mimas: I must say though, the eyes of that young one were a treat. Human eyes have such an exquisite taste.
Frank looks down at Kenji, then turns away.
Daisuke looks at Miyu.
Daisuke: Matsumoto seems fine.
Mimas: Externally, yes. But, when she comes to, you'll find her once defiant personality gone, erased. After repeated blows to the head and a few carefully selected words on her supposed "hero"'s abandoning her, her original self retreated to the darkest recesses of her mind, never willing to return.
Shinobu throws the shuriken at Mimas. Mimas leans back, sinking into a portal.
Mimas: If you truly want to save such a repugnant species, I have a better battlefield for the final battle. One less cliche.
Mimas sinks completely through the portal, which remains open.
Frank: He expects us to follow him into an obvious trap?
Daisuke: What other choice do we have?
Shinobu: But Miyu and Kenji need to get to the hospital.
Eiji: I'll take them.
Eiji: It's my fault for oversleeping that they ended up like this. Besides, compared to the rest of you, I'm just an ordinary guy. I'd be more of a liability in a fight.
Power: I wouldn't say you're a liability, but you are a good last resort.
Power: If we don't contact you in one, no, two hours, assume we failed. Get everyone you can out of this world and get in contact with GoldPsy. Figure out what to do from there.
Eiji: Uh... R-Right.
Daisuke: Wow. You actually came up with a good backup plan.
Power: Came up with, remembered the fight with Omega Shenron, same diff.
Daisuke shakes his head. Daisuke places Miyu gently on the ground, while Frank hands Kenji to Eiji.
Lai: After this is over, I'll see if I can bring Miyu back out of her head.
Eiji nods. Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Lai and Frank jump through the portal.
Eiji: Good luck, guys. We're counting on you.
Frank falls out of the portal and lands on his feet, before catching Lai. Daisuke and Shinobu fall out of the portal and lands on their feet. Power falls out of the portal and lands on his butt.
Frank places Lai down, while he, Daisuke, Shinobu and Lai stare in horror. Power stands up and rubs his back.
Power: I miss Zabefa's landings.
Daisuke: Quit whining and look!
Power looks up. An army of hundreds of different creatures surround the five.
Mimas: Good to see you finally arrived.
The heroes look up and see Mimas sitting in a tree. Mimas jumps down.
Mimas: Each and every creature you see here desires the extinction of Humanity as much as myself. Several are even sworn enemies who put their differences aside to-
Daisuke: Wait, that tone sounds familiar. Were you at the convention? Were you that interviewer who went off about me online?
Daisuke: I had some free time and someone asked me for an interview. I was going to answer their questions, but then I got a call, from a certain someone.
Power: Whoops. My bad.
Daisuke: Ever since, it's been a barrage of insults about me online, how I'm impossible to talk to, why people shouldn't buy my work.
Power: I warned you about western anime fans.
Lai: Oh, I know a great lawyer if you wanna file a lawsuit.
Daisuke: For that? HA! That wasn't as bad as the petting.
Power, Lai and Frank: Petting?
Daisuke: Someone on one of the panels said I was "a pure, innocent creature", while petting me!
Shinobu: It was really degrading.
Daisuke: Onsokumaru's bad decision over there has the same tone they all had.
Power: So does half of America's ani-
Mimas: WOULD YOU LISTEN TO ME!?
The heroes turn their attention to Mimas. A minotaur turns to an ogre.
Minotaur: Those Humans really are as rude as Mimas says.
Ogre: Interrupting him. Such barbaric creatures.
Mimas: Every creature here has lost at least one of their loved ones to a Human. Many are the last of their species. It is my regret I couldn't save them, despite my efforts in many cases. So, for the sake of world peace, and in order to avenge those who have died, every Human will die by our hands. But, before my friends here have their revenge, Mr. and Mrs. Clone!
Mimas turns to Daisuke and Shinobu.
Daisuke: We have names, y'know.
Mimas: Yes. A convenience many other creatures don't need. I will make this offer once. Neither of you are completely Human. You have a spot in our army if you wish to be spared from death. What do you say?
Shinobu: You took Miyabi's fingers! You killed Sasuke! I'll never join you!
Power leans over to Frank and Lai.
Power: Watch out. Shinobu's scary when she's mad.
Lai: Oh, Frank's worse.
Mimas: How disappointing. And Daisuke?
Daisuke: You'll kill EVERY Human?
Daisuke: Even the Human children of non-Humans?
Mimas: It's for the sake of peace, even if it will put them through pain.
Daisuke: 'Kay. That tells me all I need to know.
Daisuke's hand morphs into a sword.
Daisuke: Now I've gotta fight for my kids too.
Mimas: You're saying that while standing alongside Franklin Fuchs!
Daisuke: It's true, the Frank from this world was a deranged killer, unable to reflect on his own actions. But I'm not holding this one responsible for another person's actions.
Mimas: *growl* Traitors...
Power: By the way, Mimas, what about you?
Power: You're a Human too, right? You're ready to die too?
A large, monkey-like creature steps forward.
Monkey Creature: Don't be absurd. We aren't barbaric as you Humans.
A creature made of rocks holds an arm in front of Mimas.
Rock Creature: Mimas will remain alive. To prevent a FULL extinction.
Power: I think I get it.
Daisuke leans over to Power.
Daisuke: You count how many opponents we're looking at?
Power: No. You?
Daisuke: I'm having trouble seeing all of them.
Mimas: There are precisely 986 creatures in this army, not including myself. However, for simplicity's sake, please, refer to your executors as the Thousand Creature Army.
Lai: Did 987 through Number 1,000 decide to abandon you when they heard your plan?
Mimas: No. Thousand just sounds better. Now, my friends, the time you've awaited is here. Humanity's last defense is before you. Once they fall, the rest will go down easily. This is your battle, not mine, so I'll leave the fun to you!
The creatures charge at the five heroes.
Daisuke runs towards the creatures, swinging his sword at several as he tries to cut a path through.
The Ogre and a creature made of slime stand before Shinobu.
Ogre: *evil chuckle*
Shinobu places one hand on top of the other.
Shinobu: Art of Doppelganger Technique!
Hands start raining down from the sky. The Ogre and Slime run off out of fear. The hands fly at the other creatures.
Frank tears of his suit and grapplers with a goblin-like creature.
Lai: Ugh! Frank, do you know how much that suit cost!?
Frank: I can't go all out wearing that. Besides you're the one who likes wearing suits.
A humanoid wolf goes to slash his claws at Lai. A humanoid frog-like creature wraps his tongue around the wolf's arm. The wolf looks at the frog. The frog pulls his tongue back and shakes his head.
Frog: I didn't mean to do that. I lost control of my-my-m-Mistress Lai must be protected.
The frog's eyes glow red.
Lai's eyes glow, and the wolf's eyes glow red as well.
Wolf: Yes, Mistress Lai...
The wolf starts attacking other creatures.
Frank: You really had to make them call you "Mistress"?
Lai: Hey, can't I have some fun?
Frank kicks the goblin between the legs.
Power stumbles backwards as a humanoid bird creature slashes it's talons at him. Power drops to the ground and spins on his back, kicking the bird in the face. The bird falls down, and Power stands up, bopping back and forth.
Mimas sits on the ground and closes his eyes. Mimas begins floating in the air. Mimas opens his eyes and looks down at the fights.
Power jumps back several times as a floating crystal fires a laser at him. Shinobu throws a kunai at the crystal, knocking it to the ground.
Lai's eyes continually glow, as more creatures stand around her, protecting her.
Frank tosses a green-skinned humanoid over his shoulder. A small, round creature stumbles over to Frank, staring at him with large eyes. Frank stares blankly at the creature. The creature bares fangs and claws, then jumps towards Frank, who kicks it into the air.
Daisuke clashes his sword arm against a floating sword. Daisuke slides back, kicking up dust, which covers a foot under the sword. Daisuke blocks the sword with his sword and slams his elbow against something. Dust flies around, covering a lizard-like creature.
The monkey-like creature flips through the air and lands in front of Daisuke.
Monkey: Mimas tells me your species is descended from my loose relatives. In a way, this is my fault. Allow me to make my amends!
The monkey swings it's tail at Daisuke, who jumps back.
Mimas: Don't hold yourself accountable. Nobody could tell how Humans would turn out.
Daisuke: Too bad I'm a clone. And GoldPsy's at that.
Monkey: HA! GoldPsy! That myth? You can't expect me to take you seriously.
Mimas: He knows nothing, friend. He can't even grasp your species.
Daisuke: And that is?
Mimas: Before you Humans stole the name, the closest equivalent a Human tongue can come to is Sayan.
Mimas: Then you Humans make ill advised puns on it.
Daisuke runs, disappearing and reappearing behind the Monkey. Daisuke clocks the Monkey on the back of the head, knocking him out.
Daisuke: If you're gonna lie, make it less obvious. Yasai.
Mimas: Mocking creatures of air now?
Daisuke: It's pronounced SAIyan originally.
Mimas: So you do know their species.
Frank holds back a club wielded by a troll.
Mimas: Surprised to see a creature using a weapon used by you Humans.? Originally, such implements belonged to them. They needed weapons to fight Humans, who only have immense strength to aid them.
Frank pulls the club from the troll's hands and tosses it at Mimas, who easily dodges. Frank and the troll grapple, both smirking.
Lai loosens her tie as a skeleton massages her shoulders.
Lai: Whew... This is tougher than it looks.
Mimas: Ugh... You haven't even thrown a punch! And stop brainwashing the superior creatures! Fight for yourself!
Power: That's rich coming from you!
Mimas glares at Power, who's jumping away from the legs of an armored spider-like creature.
Power: You're hanging around up there, while the Thousand Creature Army are doing the hard work.
Mimas: It's not my fight.
Power: But the fight with Akagi was!
Mimas: Do you have a point, or do you just like annoying people?
Power: Look, when you really think about it, we were both given a chance at an extraordinary life! Don't you want to see how we stack up against each other?
Mimas: Don't try escaping your fate through me!
Mimas floats away. A blue-skinned humanoid steps towards Power.
Blue Humanoid: Mimas doesn't understand the joys of a fight. But I can assure you, I look forward to fighting you.
The creature draws a sword.
Power: So, what do I call you?
Blue Humanoid: Y.
Power: I like talking while I fight and it helps if I can call you something.
Y: *laugh* An understandable mistake. I am the 25th child of my generation. My species names children after their number. Y is the 25th letter of your alphabet.
Power: Oh. I get it.
Y: I hear you have a technique using a sword. I'd be interested in seeing it.
Power: I don't have a blade on me, but...
Y tosses his sword to Power and draws another sword. Power catches the first sword.
Y: Always be prepared.
Power: Alright, here goes!
Power leaps in the air.
Power raises the sword above his head.
Y holds his sword up, blocking Power's sword. Y's sword flies out of his hands. A tendril shoots out of Y's back and catches the sword. Power's eyes widen.
Y: Don't worry, I won't use my extra limbs to fight you.
Power: Go ahead if you want. That was cool!
Shinobu spins a staff around, then hits a centaur in the head with it. Thread covers Shinobu, constricting around her.
Shadows start crawling up Shinobu's legs.
Shinobu: What is this?
Mimas looks down at Shinobu and smirks.
Mimas: It's a living shadow. You Humans see them all the time, treating them like demons. However, they're just formless beings. I'm glad she'll finally have a body.
Power clashes swords with Y and looks at Shinobu.
Power: Shinobu! Use that Ninja Technique I taught you.
Shinobu: *groan* R-Right...
Shinobu struggles to lift her arms up, eventually succeeding.
Shinobu: Ninja Technique! Golden beyond Sun's rays. Kinder than the purest heart. Thou who shines your radiance on even the eternal darkness. I call upon thee and swear to fight alongside thee! Let those who stand before me fall to the power you and I create!
Power swings his sword, knocking Y's sword into the air.
Shinobu: UNKNOWN SLAVE!!! TECHNIQUE!!!!
A light bursts out of Shinobu, knocking the shadows to the ground. Y shuts his eyes in pain.
The light fades. The shadows twitch on the ground. Y opens his eyes and sees Power, holding his sword to the side.
Power: How's your vision?
Power: You can't expect me to fight you if you can't see.
Y: You had a chance to kill me, but you didn't take it?
Power: Hey, you've been fighting fair. Why wouldn't I?
Y: *chuckle* I admit defeat.
Y: My opponent bested me in battle. You're still armed, and I'm not. Therefore, you win.
Power: Uh, does that mean you'll stop fighting?
Y: Yes. Well, as part of this army. If you survive, I'd like to spar again.
Power: Sure thing.
Y: It would be my honor then, to escort you to safety.
Power: Sorry, can't do that. The others are still fighting. I can't leave them. Besides, if I can get over to Daisuke, I can show you something amazing.
Y: Amazing? What?
Power: I don't know exactly yet. But I wanna try it.
Y blinks in confusion, then smiles and picks up his sword.
Y: Follow my lead then.
Daisuke continues to fight his way through the Army. Daisuke punches a creature in the face, while kicking another's leg, toppling it. A short, imp-like creature jumps in front of Daisuke and hold up his fingers. A laser beam shoots out of each finger. Daisuke jumps back repeatedly.
Imp: I can't believe a clone like you would help those horrid Humans!
Daisuke: It's because-
Imp: Quiet! I don't want your excuses! It was Humanity that killed my father. Yes, Mimas tried to save him, bit he failed! I can't forgive anyone who fights on the side of those creatures! I, Penne, shall kill you!
Daisuke: Penne? Like the pasta?
Penne: It means "earnest" in our language! Don't mock it!
Power and Y get closer to Daisuke and Penne, holding their swords against each other.
Y: Is this close enough?
Y nods and falls back.
Y: You have bested me in combat, Human.
Penne looks over at Y and stops firing his laser blasts.
Daisuke runs towards Penne and kicks him in the head. Penne falls to the ground, and looks up at Daisuke.
Penne: How underhanded.
Daisuke: Blame my creator for giving me an advanced killing instinct. I've barely kept it in check.
Penne: We're merely fighting for our lives.
Daisuke: So are we.
Penne passes out.
Power: Whew! That was cool, Daisuke!
Daisuke: Yeah, but I don't know how long I can keep it up.
Power: Same here. All of us are running out of steam. We would have lost if Lai wasn't taking care of the more deadly creatures. And Shinobu looks exhausted after fighting that shadow thing.
Power looks over at Shinobu, who's struggling to hold off a giant bird with her sword.
Daisuke: That reminds me. When did you teach her the Giga Slave!? And why!?
Pretty: Hey, chill, Dai. It called on Kaede's energy. It was safe.
Power: Yeah. I've been pushing what the world can do ever since learning of her powers. And I got us a little gift using her ability to change reality too.
Power reaches into his pocket.
Y's eyes widen.
Mimas looks down the fights, as Lai is held up by two creatures, Frank falls to his knees, panting, and Shinobu barely drives the bird away.
A green light erupts near Y.
Shinobu, Lai, Frank, Mimas and several creatures look over at the light. The minotaur charges at Shinobu, lifting an arm in preparation to strike, before falling to the ground, faint. Shinobu looks at the minotaur in shock.
Shinobu looks over and sees a man in a blue kimono, with brown and blond hair, spiked at the top, walking over, hiding his right arm in his kimono.
Mystery Man: I didn't wanna make it look that easy.
Frank glares at the man.
Frank: Another foe?
Mimas: I've never seen him before.
Shinobu: He can't be...
The man brushes his hair behind his ears, revealing a pair of earrings.
Mystery Man: Power borrowed them before you left. I owe you one, Kaede baby!
Mimas' eyes widen.
Mimas: You're them. Power and Daisuke. And the earrings are...
D+P: Potara. Yep. I had Kaede change them from regular ones. Well, Power did.
Mimas: So, what are you? Human or clone?
D+P: A living being. Hm... But I do need a name.
A snakeman slithers behind the fusion and goes to strike him. The fusion backhands the snakeman, sending it flying.
D+P: Posuke? Nah. Too obvious. Daier? Save that one for the dance.
A gigantic human-like creature rushes at the fusion. The fusion jumps up and punches the titan in the stomach, sending it to it's knees.
Shinobu: He's... stronger than GoldPsy.
D+P: Got that right! Hmm, maybe something like that. What's better than gold? Crystal?
A demonic looking creature sneers.
D+P: Wait, I don't wanna give the wrong impression. I'm a real fusion. Not a poorly conceived metaphor or a sad euphemism.
The demonic creature runs at the fusion.
Demonic Creature: You can call yourself "Mud" for all I care! I've killed Gods! You're nothing to me!
The demonic creature goes to punch the fusion. The fusion catches the punch.
D+P: That's it!
The fusion pumps his arm in excitement, accidentally tearing the creature's arm off.
D+P: If GoldPsy is the strongest, and I'm stronger than him, I'd be comparable to a God of Destruction. This name works!
The fusion throws the arm away and dusts himself off before posing.
Mimas stares at Daichary in fear.
Daichary: To keep things interesting, I won't use my right arm. Now, anyone up for a fight?
The armored spider charges at Daichary. Daichary holds the spider in place and looks at his reflection.
Daichary: Ew! That's what my hair looks like? Guess I'll need to fix it.
Daichary kicks the spider from its underside, knocking it into the air. Daichary's hair turns orange.
Daichary: Now this is what Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan should have looked like!
Mimas watches as Daichary runs into a group of creatures.
Mimas: How... How could a clone fuse with a Human?
Daichary: No holding back! If you got weapons, use 'em! I ain't about to let any excuses fly!
The creatures all attack Daichary at once. As the dust settles, Daichary stands there, unharmed.
Daichary: Can't harm an unmoving target? Great! Now I know how Saitama feels!
Daichary starts attacking the creatures.
Mimas: What are they?
One of the creatures flies towards Mimas, who barely dodges. Mimas stares in horrified shock.
Daichary: Don't know what your heard about fusion, but I'm a single living being, not two people.
Mimas slowly turns to look at Daichary, who's smirking, surrounded by the faint bodies of the creatures.
Mimas: *horrified gasps*
Daichary: No worries. I'm saving you for last. And I have a surprise all for you.
Mimas: Sur-Surprise? *gulp*
Shinobu: Daichary. He's awesome. Alright!
Shinobu wipes some dirt from her cheek.
Shinobu: I'm not gonna let him have all the fun.
Shinobu starts throwing kunai and shuriken at the creatures.
Frank slowly stands up.
Frank: I'm not gonna be left to die.
Frank cracks his knuckles.
Lai, still surrounded by hypnotized creatures, looks up at Mimas and smirks.
Lai: Take out the leader and the rest will be easy.
Lai's eyes glow. Mimas' eyes widen, and he looks down at Lai. Lai's eyes widen and she covers her mouth. Lai starts shaking.
Wolf: What's wrong, ma'am?
Mimas quickly drops out of the sky, in front of Lai.
Lai: You... You're pure evil.
Mimas sneers and punches Lai in the gut. Lai grabs her stomach and falls to get knees.
Mimas: Don't speak, welp.
Daichary, Shinobu and Frank look towards Lai and Mimas.
Mimas kicks Lai in the stomach. Lai falls to the ground. All the hypnotized creatures look around in confusion.
Frog: What happened?
Mimas: A hypnotist, huh? I guess your punishment should be to lose your free will.
Frank slams his chest against Mimas, knocking him away from Lai. Daichary and Shinobu run over, kneeling down by Lai. Shinobu places a hand on Lai's arm. Frank runs towards Mimas.
Frank: YOU DARE HARM SOMETHING OF MINE!!!?
Mimas: Humans, always claiming people as posses-
Frank punches Mimas in the face.
Frank: MY WIIIIFE!!?
Frank starts kicking and punching Mimas repeatedly.
Shinobu: She's alive.
Daichary: Thank Kaede...
Lai slowly lifts her head and looks at Frank.
Lai: He's gone berserk...
Daichary: Our Frank never got this strong, even when Power pissed him off.
Shinobu: He must really love you, Lai.
Frank punches Mimas in the jaw, knocking a tooth out. Mimas goes to grab Frank's arm, only for Frank to knock Mimas' hand away. Frank punches Mimas on the top of his head.
Lai passes out.
Daichary: She's just getting some sleep. Keep an eye on her, will ya, Shinobu? I need to take out all the creatures she just lost control of.
Daichary stands up and stares at the creatures Lai had hypnotized. Daichary turns and looks at Frank and Mimas.
Daichary: Although, maybe I should put an end to that first.
The rock creature creeps up behind Daichary.
Daichary: After all, Frank shouldn't be the one to kill...
The rock creature goes to grab the earrings, only to be blocked by Daichary's right arm, which is yellow.
Rock Creature: Wh-Wh-What?
Daichary turns to look at the creature.
Daichary: Daisuke ate part of Onsokumaru years ago. I fully integrated it into my right arm.
Rock Creature: N-No! I mean, how could you have known my attack was coming?!
Daichary: GoldPsy was created to survive anything. Daisuke has his DNA, and Power, his training. That's how. GoldPsy's DNA is hardwired for self-preservation. It's also what let me change my hair color by my own will.
Rock Creature: Y-You're still only an unstable fusion. You-You can't take on someone as strong as me.
Daichary: Unst- Oh. The voice thing. Man, I'll need to show those people what a real fusion is.
Rock Creature: You don't have the stones. Now, let me show you my true strength, in intimate detail.
Rocks fly towards the creature.
Rock Creature: Come, my loves! Let us show this forced creation what our unity can do!
Daichary looks at his right arm, the Onsokumaru arm. Daichary shrugs.
Daichary: If the cat's out of the bag anyway...
Daichary holds the Onsokumaru arm up.
Rock Creature: We may be combining, but they'll be the one's who are f-
Daichary: LOVIN' IT!
The Onsokumaru arm stretches out, piercing the Rock Creature through the chest. The Rock Creature stares in horror, while the arm retracts.
Daichary: Sorry, but that was getting too dirty, even compared to Onsokumaru's standards.
Daichary turns to the other creatures.
Daichary: Anyone want out, leave now.
Several creatures run off.
Daichary: Okay, I'm gonna assume anyone left knows what they're in for now. Let's go!
Daichary holds up the Onsokumaru arm, with his palm facing the sky. Daichary flicks parts of the hand at the feet of several creatures.
Daichary: Parts of my hand must have...
Daichary grips his hand into a fist. The parts of the Onsokumaru arm erupt from under the creatures, knocking them down.
Someone starts punching Daichary on the back. Daichary turns around and sees a ten-year old boy smacking his chest.
Daichary: A kid?
Kid: I may look like a kid, but Mr. Mimas told me the truth! I'm really a Homunculus.
Daichary: Homunculus, huh?
Kid: My name is Virtue! I know you won't care, cause you're a Human and I don't like them, but I won't let you get away with killing my friends!
Daichary glances over at Mimas, who's still being brutalized by Frank.
Virtue: He saved me from the evil Humans who had kidnapped me. Since I was a baby, they raised me like a Human, pretending I was their son! But Mr. Mimas told me the truth.
Daichary looks back at Virtue.
Daichary: You got a bellybutton, kid?
Virtue: Why should I tell you what I got?
Daichary: That's a "yes" then?
Virtue's eyes widen.
Daichary: Mimas brought a kid in as a member... knowing we couldn't bring ourselves to hurt a child...
Daichary looks over to Shinobu.
Daichary: Shinobu! Clone Technique!
Shinobu stares at Daichary in concern for a second, then her eyes widen.
Shinobu places one hand on top of the other. Hands appear in the air and fly over to Virtue. Virtue stares at the hands in fear.
Virtue: What are you...
The hands start ticking Virtue.
Virtue: *laugh* St-Stop it! *laugh*
Virtue collapses on the ground, in a laughing fit. Daichary turns to the remaining creatures.
Daichary: Sorry to make this quick, but my fist is running late for a meeting with Mimas' face.
Daichary raises the Onsokumaru arm into the air. A large yellow mass starts to rise out of the palm. The creatures look at the attack in fear.
Daichary: This shouldn't kill, but just in case, if you don't wanna die, leave NOW!!!
More creatures flee. Daichary throws the large blob.
The large blob hits the remaining creatures, sending them all flying away, knocked out.
Daichary: *sigh* One left.
Frank continues to punch Mimas, knocking more teeth out.
Frank: WHY AREN'T YOU DEAD YET!?!
Mimas punches Frank in the face. Frank sneers and pulls his head back, then bites Mimas' hand, tearing off some of Mimas' skin. Frank spits the skin out, while Mimas stares at his hand in horror. Frank punches Mimas in the gut, sending him doubling over in pain. Frank slams his shoulder against Mimas, knocking him back.
Frank: JUST DIIE!!!
Daichary: That's enough!
Frank and Mimas look over at Daichary as he walks closer.
Daichary: You know she doesn't want you to lose yourself to your anger, Frank.
Frank glares at Mimas then turns away.
Frank: Make him suffer.
Daichary: Don't worry, he will. But I won't be the one to do it.
Mimas stares at Daichary, shaking in fear. Daichary holds the Onsokumaru arm out.
Daichary: LET'S HAVE A SUPER SONIC TONIC!!!
The Onsokumaru arm starts stretching out, curling into the air. Mimas collapses backwards, staring at the arm in fear.
Mimas: *heavy, anxious breaths*
Onsokumaru's face appears in place of Daichary's right hand. Shinobu's eyes widen.
Onsokumaru's face changes into a dragon head. Mimas crawls backwards across the ground as he stares at the dragon head.
The dragon head flies down towards Mimas. Mimas begins crying as the dragon closes in. The dragon stops inches away from Mimas.
The dragon head turns back into a hand.
Daichary: It's up to you guys now.
Daichary splits back into Daisuke and Power. Shinobu and Frank look at Power and Daisuke in confusion. Power and Daisuke stare at each other.
Daisuke: You shortened our time for that attack?!
Power: Hey, I couldn't have come up with the idea to let Onsokumaru finish him off!
Mimas: *heavy breathing*
A portal opens behind Mimas, who starts crawling into it. Power and Daisuke turn to Mimas.
Daisuke: You're not getting away!
Power: We won't let you!
Power and Daisuke run towards Mimas. Mimas sinks further into the portal.
Shinobu: They're not gonna make it!
Frank: Crap! If only I hadn't knocked him so far away.
Daisuke's eyes widen. Daisuke looks at Power and stops running. Power looks back at Daisuke. Daisuke stares Power in the eyes. Power nods. Daisuke charges forward, until he slams against Power's back. Daisuke falls to the ground, while Power flies forward. Power sails towards the portal, grabbing on to Mimas. The two are pulled through the portal.
Daisuke sits up and looks at the portal as it's closing. A light flies through the portal just before it closes. Daisuke's eyes widen.
Shinobu runs over to Daisuke and kneels down next to him.
Daisuke: I'm fine.
Shinobu looks at the spot where the portal was.
Shinobu's Thoughts: But is Power?
Power and Mimas roll across a blazing inferno. Power slides to a stop and lunges on top of Mimas. Power punches Mimas in the face several times. Mimas' eyes close and his head turns to the side.
Power: *heavy breathing*
Power stands up.
Power: *pant pant* I won. *sigh*
Power looks down and sees his coat on fire.
Power throws his coat off. Power's pants start burning. Power quickly pats down his pants.
Power: Where am I?
Power looks up and sees stars and planets in the sky. Power looks around, seeing the moon and asteroids in the sky.
Power's eyes land on a blue planet.
Power: No way. I'm in... space?
Tears run down Power's face as he smiles.
Mimas: It is a sight, isn't it?
Power's eyes widen. Power looks over and sees Mimas standing up, with his pants half burnt and his cloak on fire.
Mimas: Space has many extraordinary wonders.
Mimas throws away his cloak.
Mimas: If only that hideous blue marble wasn't in the way.
Power: Mimas... How...
Mimas: How am I alive? *evil chuckle* My blood. I was born a seemingly normal Human. But, as I got older, I found any time I got injured, my wounds would heal as soon as my blood touched them. I tested it on family and even animals. My blood can heal anything.
Power: Oh, I figured that out by now. Daichary saw Frank bite some of your skin off.
Mimas sneers and looks at his hand.
Power: I was actually gonna ask how a planet can be on fire like this.
Mimas: Ignorant fool! We're not on a planet! You're now the second person to have the honor of standing on the Sun!
Power's eyes widen.
Power: We're on the Sun!?
Mimas: With my Plan A failed, this is my only other option to kill Humanity. Wipe them out by opening a wide enough portal between their miserable planet and the Sun!
Power takes a fighting stance.
Power: I ain't gonna let ya!
Power and Mimas leap at each other, punching each other's fists. The two jump away from each other.
Mimas: Do you really think you can beat me? You're a mere Human, with no special powers besides Humanity's overblown strength. I, however, have my blood to keep me alive.
Power goes to kick Mimas, only for Mimas to jump out of the way.
Power: I've been fighting stronger opponents than you since the day GoldPsy introduced me to Onsokumaru!
Power and Mimas grapple against each other.
Mimas: Don't you mention him! Onsokumaru is a traitor!
Power kicks Mimas in the stomach, pushing Mimas back.
Mimas: That hero of your's only cared about his own life!
Power goes to kick Mimas again, only for Mimas to catch his foot.
Mimas: He sold out other creatures just so he wouldn't die!
Power strikes Mimas' arm. Mimas releases Power's foot.
Power: Hero? Onsokumaru wasn't my hero!
Power lunges at Mimas, who steps to the side. Power stumbles.
Mimas: Yet you still fought by his side.
Power turns around.
Power: Yeah! To save the world!
Power punches Mimas thrice in the face with his left fist, then goes to punch him with his right hand, only for Mimas to catch the punch.
Mimas: I've seen how that boxer fights before.
Power kicks Mimas in the side of the head. Mimas stumbles back.
Power: You mean Todoroki?
Mimas: Do you think you can defeat me with stolen moves? You really are Human!
Mimas tries to punch Power, who dodges.
Mimas: When creatures developed fighting styles and weapons to fight Humans, the Human Race stole them!
Mimas swings around and kicks Power in the side of his head. Power stumbles to the side. Power starts bopping left and right.
Mimas: Seems like you're truly the best representative of Humanity!
Power goes to punch Mimas, who steps out of the way.
Mimas: No wonder you fought alongside Franklin Fuchs! You hate creatures just like him!
Power swings his foot at Mimas, who jumps out of the way.
Power: I'm nothing like Frank! And the one I fought together with is a different person!
Power goes to punch Mimas, who catches the punch and pushes Power back.
Mimas: You let the one from this world live! He had to kill himself! All those threats! You let them live!
Power's Thoughts: If Blizzard isn't working, I'll try Paper Moon!
Power spins through the air towards Mimas, kicking at him. Mimas steps out of the way of Power's leg.
Power: I let them live because of my heart!
Power rushes towards Mimas, swinging his fists at him. Mimas, again, dodges. Power stops.
Power: Hold it!
Mimas glares at Power.
Power: You figured it out, didn't you?
Mimas: When not stealing attacks from other fighters, you dance. Yes. And to anime songs.
Power: *chuckle* Congrats. You're the first opponent who figured that out on your own.
Mimas: I wouldn't be so happy. I just need to avoid your attacks until you wear yourself out.
Power: I'll come up with something.
Mimas: What I can't figure out is how you haven't burnt up!
Power goes to kick Mimas, who dodges. Power throws a flurry of punches, which Mimas also dodges. Power jumps up and goes to kick Mimas from above. Mimas catches Power's leg.
Mimas: Gurren Lagann? Really? That became old years ago.
Power pulls his leg from Mimas' grip.
Power's Thoughts: Old?
Power's eyes widen.
Power's Thoughts: That's it!
Power throws three punches, which Mimas dodges, only to uppercut Mimas with a fourth.
Mimas stumbles back.
Mimas: I don't recognize that one!
Power: It's a favorite of Shinobu's. You only know the songs popular in the West, huh, Mimas?
Mimas' eyes widen.
Power: I got a million other songs to choose from.
Power starts bopping around again.
Power: Now all I gotta do is beat you until-
Power's body twitches, then jerks in pain. Blood drips from the side of Power's mouth. Power slowly looks down to see a blue tendril piercing through his chest.
Power: That's just like Y's...
Mimas: Generously donated by a dying member of his species.
Power's gaze follows the tendril back to see it coming out of Mimas' stomach.
Power: No fair... hitting with a cheap shot...
Mimas pulls the tendril out.
Power starts falling. Mimas grabs Power by the hair.
Mimas: What were you saying about your heart? *cackle* All you did was reveal your weakness!
Mimas starts kneeing Power in the face.
Mimas: Such a worthless Human replacement! How could Onsokumaru think you were a good successor?!
Mimas drops Power and steps on his chest.
Mimas: While you die, enjoy as I destroy your precious Earth!
Mimas walks off. Power trembles in pain.
POWER'S MEMORY - LOVED ONES
Images begin to flash in Power's head. Daisuke. Shinobu. Kaede. Todoroki. Miyabi. Takeru and the other Second Generation members. Onsokumaru. Glider. Hank. Sasuke. "Daisuke". Miyu, Kenji and Zabefa. Eiji and Hotaru. Lai and Frank. Two classrooms of teens. Ryoko and Yosuke. Lemmy. Finally, GoldPsy, who smirks.
Power's eyes widen, then narrow. Power grips his fist, then loosens it. Power's eyes close.
EARTH - FOREST
Daisuke holds a cell phone in the air.
Daisuke: C'mon, give me a signal!
Penne, now conscious, looks at Daisuke.
Daisuke looks at Penne.
Penne: Why did you side with Humanity?
Daisuke: You still don't get it?
Daisuke looks over at Shinobu and Frank, as they hold Lai.
Daisuke: I don't know what Mimas told you, but I know what I've seen. Sure, some of my enemies were Human, and some weren't. I just fight to protect the people I care about.
Penne: Then why didn't you kill us?
Daisuke: You ever actually kill someone?
Penne: No, but-
Daisuke: I could tell. I was created to be the Ultimate Killing machine. I probably have more blood on my hands than anyone on this planet. I fought and killed because I didn't have a soul. But, even still...
Daisuke stares directly at Shinobu and smiles.
Daisuke: They showed me kindness. They gave me a soul. Or, maybe "heart" is the right word. Those very same Humans you tried to kill? They're the reason I turned my life around. Okay, so Shinobu ended up being a clone like me, but the others, like Power and Kaede...
Virtue: You're wrong!
Daisuke and Penne look at Virtue.
Virtue: All Humans know is how to hurt and kill! You're the same as the rest of them!
Penne: Rest of them? Virtue, he's a clone.
Virtue: No, you're wrong! He's lying! He expects others to help him through his pain! He uses them, just like Humans do!
Virtue: Shut up, Human! Mr. Mimas told me the truth! Humans are an epidemic to be eliminated! If you talk to them, they attack you!
Penne's Thoughts: He's consumed with rage. Is that... how I've been acting too? Too unreasonable to hear the opposition out?
Shinobu: Lai's waking up!
Daisuke: *relieved sigh* Good. I don't want to bury another friend.
Virtue: See?! We could be down an enemy and they only care about themselves! The only way to deal with a Human is to kill them!
Daisuke: I thought a lot about killing my enemies too.
Virtue plugs his ears and turns away, while Penne stares at Daisuke attentively.
Daisuke: There are times when I gotta, sure, but still, I've decided, I was given this heart, I might as well use it.
Daisuke walks over to Shinobu, Frank and Lai.
Penne's Thoughts: Even if this heart is so important to have, he has it now. Why put up with them? He doesn't get anything from it. Is that the problem? Mimas told us how awful Humans leech off each other emotionally.
Penne looks at his fallen comrades.
Penne's Thoughts: But, if we relied on each other, helped each other through our pain, instead of fanning those flames, could we have ended up like you, Daisuke? Could I have felt at peace, and not... ashamed?
Penne: Daisuke, I'm sorry.
A large portal opens. Everyone looks at the portal, seeing fire in it. Two tendrils reach out of the portal, wrapping around the sides and pushing it, widening the portal.
Mimas: Prepare to be judged by the very star you stole light from, HUMAMS!
Daisuke, Shinobu and Frank take fighting stances.
Virtue: Mr. Mimas! We're here too!
Other creature starts screaming out as well.
Mimas: This miserable blue dot will burn, and take its filthy lifeforms with it!
The portal grows wider. Daisuke, Shinobu and Frank's eyes widen.
The tendrils retract into the portal and it closes.
Frank: What was that?
Daisuke: Don't tell me you doubted that idiot.
Mimas looks around as the tendrils retract into his stomach. A figure passes Mimas. Mimas turns to look at the figure, but it's already gone. Plumes of fire erupt.
Mimas sneers as he continues to look around. A person with a dark tan and dark brown hair quickly passes between two plumes. Mimas tracks the person's shadowed figure as it passes between more plumes.
The figure stops behind one plume. The figure grows larger. Mimas watches anxiously, as sweat rolls down his face. The figure grows bigger as it gets closer.
The figure stops. Mimas draws a breath. The plume dies down, revealing...
Power, now walking towards Mimas, who is staring in shock.
Power's skin has a dark tan, while his hair and eyes are both a dark brown. Power smirks.
Mimas: B-But how?! I killed you!
Power: In another world, on another planet, a child was made who could survive anything. One last hope for Humanity to live on. He could even take any appearance he wanted.
Mimas starts trembling.
Power: That man is GoldPsy. His body can avoid any killing attack on its own. And now we know for sure...
Power stops in front of Mimas and smiles.
Power: He's my father.
Mimas shakes while sneering at Power. A tendril shoots out of Mimas' stomach. Power's hand catches the tendril.
Mimas steps back.
Power: When you tried that before, I felt my body twitch. But, turns out, it wasn't a twitch. My body sensed your attack and thanks to GoldPsy's DNA, moved two inches out of the way.
Mimas: So, what are you then? No Human can do things like that!
Power: Well, my mother was Human, so I'm not entirely GoldPsy's species. But considering what this ability means, and the change to my hair...
Power's skin tone and eyes return to normal.
Power: I think I'll call it...
Power releases the tendril. Mimas jumps away. Power poses triumphantly.
Power: Super Human!
Mimas shakes in fear.
Power: Thanks, for the help, GoldPapa.
Power jumps towards Mimas and punches him. Mimas glares at Power, punching him, while a tendril shoots out of his stomach at Power, who jumps up, away from the tendril. Power lands on the tendril, and kicks Mimas. Mimas flies backwards.
Power lands on his feet and takes a fighting stance.
Power: C'mon! I know that didn't do it.
Mimas rushes towards Power, who spins around behind Mimas.
Power: If I'm going to beat someone with healing blood, I'll need to cause some serious pain.
Power kicks Mimas in the kidneys. Mimas' eyes widen.
Power: By the way, burning Earth would kill all those creatures you claimed you were fighting for. What gives?
Mimas: Shut up, Human!
Mimas turns around and starts trying to punch Power, who dodges.
Power: Human? Even though I have alien blood in me? That at least makes me a hybrid.
Power punches Mimas in the gut. Mimas doubles over in pain.
Mimas goes to kick Power, who jumps out of the way.
Mimas: You're nothing more than Onsokumaru's hired hand! Doing whatever he said!
Power: Hired hand? Wait, you got paid?! And you STILL ran from saving the world?! Man, now I'm even more annoyed I had to clean up your mess!
Mimas: So you saved the world! You want a medal or something?
Power: It would've been nice after the third time. But I got my job as a teacher instead. That's enough!
Mimas: *growl* Only an evil Human would cause such suffering then retire to teach others his evil ways! You should teach them how not to murder, instead of whatever you fill their heads with!
Power: English. And it's far better than kidnapping a child and telling him he's a Homunculus.
Mimas: I can only imagine how morally bankrupt your kid has become!
Power glares at Mimas. Power runs towards Mimas and kicks him in the neck. Mimas starts falling backwards, but Power grabs his arm and twist it around.
Mimas: Don't you understand how important this fight is!?
Mimas punches Power in the gut. Power releases Mimas. Mimas jumps away.
Mimas: If I lose, it'll prove to Humans how they can just get away with harmful actions to other creatures!
Power: Yeah, says the guy who wants to destroy the planet! If I lose, you'll burn Humans and all those creatures!
Mimas: How selfish! I'm fighting for their lives!
Power: And I'm fighting for everyone's!
Mimas shakes as he glares at Power.
Mimas: No more! I won't put up with your hateful words anyMORE!!!
Mimas' body cracks.
Power stares in horror as Mimas' body shatters. In place of Mimas' human body stands a large, quadrupedal creature with a large, reflective shell, several tendrils, sharp teeth and a long tail.
Mimas: This is my true form! Awakened to the horrors Humanity has put other creatures through! I discarded my Human shell for this elegant design fitting of a hero of justice! Face your crimes in the form of Mimas - Awakened!
Power: Mimas, what are you?
Mimas: What?! WHAT?! The correct question is WHO! And the answer is...
Mimas sticks out three tongues, one with a hook on the end.
Mimas: I am the true...
A third eye sprouts from under the shell. Fingers grow on Mimas' front legs.
Mimas: Hybrid! A piece of every creature in the Thousand Creature Army is part of me! Given by their loved ones as they died!
FLASHBACK - LABORATORY
Mimas picks up a member of Penne's species and lift it to his mouth, which grows wider and unhinges. The imp flails as Mimas bites down on it.
Mimas: They all have become part of me! My blood made it so!
Power: You're a monster.
Mimas: It's to be expected. A dirty Human like yourself would degrade such a beautiful form. But such words can't be forgiven!
Power: Not your looks. You stole those body parts. That's what makes you a monster.
Mimas spits out acid. Power leaps out of the way.
Power: I got no choice. You'll destroy the Earth if you live, won't you?
Mimas: Then float in space until I find a habitable planet that will take in the last surviving Human, because only Earth could produce genocidal creatures like Humans.
Power: Then I'll have to kill you.
Power runs towards Mimas. Fire shoots out of Mimas' nostrils. Power runs to the side. One of the tendrils flies towards Power. Power punches the tendril, while another slices of side of Power's arm. Power grimaces, then kicks the second tendril, snapping it in half. Blood pours from the broken tendril. Power places his wounded arm under the blood. The wound on Power's arm heals while the tendril also heals.
Mimas: What happened to you not killing? Has that all changed because of my form?!
The fingers on Mimas' legs start firing lasers at Power. Power leaps above the blasts. One of Mimas' tendrils shoots towards Power. Power grabs the tendril and swings on to Mimas' shell. The third eye stretches out, looking at Power.
Mimas: You can't hide from me!
Tendrils stretch out above Power. Just as the tendrils go to strike Power, he jumps off Mimas' back, causing the tendrils to stab Mimas through the shell.
Mimas: *pained roar*
Power lands and Mimas swats him away with a hand. Power rolls across the Sun as tendrils stab him in the arms and legs.
Mimas: Not so great now that you can't move!
A tendril takes aim at Power's head. As the tendril goes to strike, Power bites it, tearing it off. Mimas' other tendrils retract from Power's arms and legs. Blood pours from the broken tendril on to Power's arms and legs. Power stands up and holds the broken tendril.
Power: Well, I guess I should thank you for the weapon.
Power runs towards Mimas. More tendrils go to stab Power, only to be sliced by the broken tendril. Power runs under Mimas and starts ripping his underside open with the tendril.
Mimas: Humanity MUST END!!!
Mimas' tail lowers towards his hind legs. Spikes grow on the tail and fire at Power. Power runs out from under Mimas. Power throws the broken tendril into one of Mimas' legs, then jumps up and grabs it.
Mimas: You only fight because strength is all Humans have!
Power pulls the tendril out of Mimas' leg and drops down.
Power: You'd be a great motivational speaker, ya know that?
Mimas spits more acid at Power, who vaults over it with the broken tendril, landing on Mimas' snout.
Mimas: Get off me, you flea!
Mimas swats at Power with one of his front legs. Power jumps on Mimas' back, causing Mimas to smack himself in the face.
Power: Can't handle the pain?
Tendrils start shooting at Power, who punches them, breaking them.
Mimas: What do you know of pain?! You didn't have to train to survive!
Power stands on a rock, perched on a cliff, holding heavy pots, with spikes under his arms.
Power rips another tendril off.
Mimas: You didn't fear for your life!
Power falls off the back of a moving truck.
Power slides down the side of one of Mimas' front legs, slicing it with the broken tendril.
Mimas: You never lost your loved ones!
Power kneels over Kaede's lifeless body.
Mimas: How could you know their pain!? You didn't experience that! Don't tell me how to handle pain!!!
Power jumps in front of Mimas.
Power: If it was too much, you should have just gone back to your old life.
Mimas' pupils narrow.
Mimas: I won't go back to being a nobody! I WON'T!!!
Mimas' tongues shoot out at Power. Power cuts them off with the tendril, then grabs the hook off the one tongue and throws it into Mimas' eye.
Mimas: All you Humans know is how to cause pain, to make up for how weak you are!
Spikes shoot off of Mimas' tail again. Power knocks them away with the tendril.
Power: Which is it? Are Humans weak, or are we super strong?
Mimas: Don't question a superior species! HUMAN!!!
Mimas' tendrils go to stab Power again. Power cuts another off with a kick and runs towards Mimas. Power starts climbing Mimas by stabbing his leg with the tendrils.
Power: You're the Human. Under all those stolen parts is the weakest Human I ever fought.
Mimas: Don't tell me what I am!
Power jumps on to Mimas' back. More tendrils go to stab Power, only to be cut by the two broken tendrils.
Power: If you really want to kill me, stop with the kill shots. My body reacts to those on its own. Try wearing me out first.
Mimas: STOP TELLING ME! WHAT TO DO!!!
Mimas turns his head around, only to be stabbed in the eyes by the broken tendrils. Mimas' third eye looks around.
Mimas: You still aren't understanding. As a Super Human, you don't have to worry about being killed by something more powerful than you.
Power rips the third eye off. Power climbs onto Mimas' snout and rips the tendrils out of Mimas' eyes. Power jumps down in front of Mimas.
Mimas: The fear of having your life ripped away from you by something so much stronger than you...
FLASHBACK - AKAGI'S LAIR
Mimas stares at Daisuke, still in a tank filled with strange liquid.
Mimas: You couldn't...
FLASHBACK - AKAGI'S LAIR
Magnesteel looms behind Mimas and smirks.
Magnesteel: Magnificent, isn't it? We managed to clone the ultimate being and made him into a killing machine.
Mimas: You'd never...
FLASHBACK - AKAGI'S LAIR
Mimas falls back on the floor and backs away from the tank containing Daisuke, quivering.
Mimas: *heavy, scared breathing*
Mimas: YOU COULD NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT FEAR!!!
Mimas blows fire out of his nostrils, while his tendrils charge at Power. Power runs towards Mimas, jumping up and grabbing a tendril to avoid the flames. Power swings on top of the tendril and runs towards Mimas' face. Mimas spits acid at Power, then launches his tongues at him. Power jumps off the tendril, which dissolves, and grabs one of Mimas' tongues, swinging on top of it and charges at Mimas, with his right arm pulled back. Spikes fire off Mimas' tail. Power kicks the spikes into Mimas' eyes, then leaps into the air.
Tendrils rip away at Power, as he falls towards Mimas. Power punches Mimas in the snout.
Mimas' Awakened form shatters, covering Power in blood.
Mimas' Human body, now covered in holes, falls out of the air. Power lands and starts punching, kicking and kneeing Mimas.
Mimas' Thoughts: Why? I kept trying to kill him. Why didn't it work?!
Power's Thoughts: Good. Going back and forth between songs he'd know and ones he wouldn't worked. This isn't like Ultra Instinct after all. I had to be in life-threatening danger for the Super Human DNA to counterattack. GoldPsy could have told me that part. Still, it is what's telling me to kill Mimas. Time to finish this.
Mimas' Thoughts: I... I can't regrow the parts I took! Why has my blood prioritized my weak Human body?
Mimas' eyes widen.
Mimas' Thoughts: I'm running out! He was serious! He's going to kill me! Aw, CRAP!
Power punches Mimas in the face, then under the chin. Mimas glares weakly at Power, who smirks. Power kicks Mimas between the legs.
Power: One clean shot to the nuts!
Mimas' eyes widen and water as he falls on his back.
Power: You down now?
Mimas rolls onto his side, clutching the holes in the skin on his arms. Mimas stares at Power, who's walking over to him.
Mimas' Thoughts: Why? Why did I lose, Onsokumaru? I carefully planned each step of my scheme, studied everything that could give me an edge, used those with strength to fight my enemies. So, why did he end up winning? Is it true Humans just can't measure up to monsters like him? If that's the case, I can't do anything.
Mimas: *shallow breathing*
Power glares at Mimas.
Power: Don't worry, Mimas. I'm not going to kill you. No matter how much my Super Human DNA tells me you're a danger, I can't. My Human heart won't let me. Besides I won't ruin the belief that people can better themselves on someone like you.
Mimas: *hoarse groan*
Power: But this isn't a free pass. Just one shot, that's all. Stay out of my sight, don't cause any more harm, and I'll let you go. But try anything like this again, harm a single person, and I'll put you in the grave for sure next time.
Mimas' Thoughts: I set a thousand strong creatures against them. I gained the powers of those creatures. I even hit him while his guard was down. What's his secret, Onsokumaru?
A light shines over Power's shoulder. Mimas' eyes widen.
Power: You should have enough blood left to survive long enough to get back to Earth. I'd hurry if I were you.
A finger grows on Mimas' shoulder and shoots a laser at the light. The light turns into Kaede, who falls towards the earth. Power's eyes widen.
Power looks at Mimas.
Power jumps after Kaede. Mimas' eyes widen.
Power floats through space towards Kaede.
Kaede and Power's descent increases.
Power: Kaede, can you hear me?!
Power looks at his arms.
Power: I should be burning up. You're doing that, right?! Kaede!
Kaede and Power fall into Earth's orbit.
Power: Kaede, answer me! You already died once! He couldn't have killed you, right?!
Power presses his arms against his body and falls faster.
Kaede and Power fall through the sky. Power falls closer to Kaede, who's eyes are closed.
Power: Kaede, wake up!
Power looks down and sees a city below.
Power: Kaede, I get it! I wished for a life like an anime, but this is going too far!
Power reaches out and grabs Kaede. Power wraps himself around Kaede. Kaede's eyes open. Kaede wraps her arms around Power. The two start spinning as they fall.
Power and Kaede fall into the ocean.
MINUTES LATER - BEACH - SUNSET
Power and Kaede stand on a beach.
Power: *heavy breath* You didn't have to scare me like that, y'know.
Kaede: *heavy breath* I wasn't the one doing a mad free fall! ...Again!
Power: Hey, what was I supposed to do? Let you fall?
Kaede: I was a spirit watching over you. I wouldn't have been hurt. Ugh... Then I had to take physical form. Now my clothes are soaked.
Power: You kept me from burning up, didn't you?
Kaede: Yeah. Both on the Sun and as we fell.
Power: And are you responsible for this?
Power points to his hair, which is still dark brown.
Kaede: Actually, that one surprised me too.
Power pumps his fist in the air.
Power: I really am GoldPsy's son!
Kaede smiles. Power pinches his cheek.
Power: This really isn't a dream, is it?
Power: It's good to see you again, Kaede.
Power smiles widely. Kaede smiles widely back. Power's eyes widen.
Kaede looks around.
Power: Where are we?! The Sun wasn't anywhere close to setting when we left Daisuke's house!
Kaede: You do like traveling, right?
ONE WEEK LATER - SHIMIZU HOUSEHOLD - KITCHEN
Power walks into the kitchen, where Daisuke, Shinobu, Lai and Frank are sitting at the table.
Power: I'm home.
Daisuke: Welcome back.
Shinobu: What took so long?
Power: I decided to do a little sightseeing while I was gone. Sorry I missed burying Sasuke.
Shinobu: It's alright.
Power: How are Todo and the others?
Daisuke: They're managing. They aren't weak after all they've been through. But...
Daisuke stands up, walks over to Power and ruffles his hair.
Daisuke: This is that Super Human thing you mentioned?
Power: Yeah. I figured out how to change it on my own, but I thought I'd keep it like this for now.
Daisuke punches his palm.
Daisuke: I'm GoldPsy's clone! I should be able to do that.
Power: I only got it from a near death experience.
Daisuke sits down and crosses his arms. Power sits down as well.
Power: What about the Thousand Creature Army?
Shinobu: Some of them changed. Some need a little help.
Lai: That's why I'm here.
Lai: I'm going to help them. So, Frank and I have decided to move here.
Power: You're kidding, right?
Frank: No. Eiji has been taking us back and forth all week to get our belongings. It's been a pain.
Lai: But you'll do it for your beloved wife, right?
Frank crosses his arms and looks away from Lai.
Power turns to Lai.
Power: How's Miyu?
Lai: *sigh* She's awake, But her old personality is almost entirely gone. I've been trying, but she seems to have settled into this new personality.
Lai: When I told Kenji, he left to find a way to bring her back.
Lai: I know I've already laid a lot out for you, but about Mimas... He stole-
Power: I know. His Awakened form.
Lai: It was sickening seeing that in his head. All because he was afraid of dying by a creature's hand.
Daisuke: Oh! That reminds me. Y told me to tell you he's looking forward to a rematch.
Power: I'm looking forward to it too.
Shinobu: So, how was your trip home?
Power: Oh! Right! I brought a souvenir.
Daisuke tilts his head.
Power turns around in his chair.
Power: Come in!
Kaede walks in.
Kaede: Hey, everyone.
Shinobu jumps up and cries into Kaede's chest.
Shinobu: Kaede! You're back! You're back!
Kaede smiles and pats Shinobu on the back.
Daisuke: Been awhile. Good to have you back.
Kaede: Good to be back, Daisuke.
Daisuke leans over to Power.
Daisuke: Maybe now you can stop sleeping on my couch and move in with her.
Power: Shut up.
Power smiles and leans back in his chair.
Power: Yep. We've definitely come a long way from when we started.
Power looks at the others and smiles contently.
Power: But moments like this make it all worth it.