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With the Quadraxis defeated, Loki and Thor turn their attention to Botar.
"Well... I'd say this more than qualifies as a damaging blow. Wouldn't you agree?"
"Botar, could you tell Pseudo that I wish to meet with him? We have.. quite a few things to discuss."
Nicole sits down on the closest rock to rest up, snickering at Zoro's terrible sense of direction.
"Someone needs to get that dude a GPS."
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Aug 1st 2020 at 2:00:42 AM
Mara glances at 42.
"Ah, well, radiation isn't my forte, so I'll leave that up to you lot."
She then sees Zoro going the wrong way and just stares, eventually shaking his head.
"... I'm not even going to try to stop him."
Botar, meanwhile, notices Master Asia apparently not being too happy with him, but before he can ask further the warrior has left. So he just turns to Loki and Thor.
"Indeed. Luckily, if your information is correct, they shouldn't have a second one, so hopefully we can rest easy knowing that we won't have to fight it again."
He then nods to Thor.
"Of course. I will do so the moment I return."
Meanwhile, the pain will finally subside, as the Dark Realm aura that the Quadraxis Sanctity had created ceases to be alongside the robot itself, which is now nothing more than a pile of scrap.
"Well... that was fun, all things considered. I'm leaving." , Mara then says, starting to walk away.
Neither she nor Botar notices the shady figure suddenly closing in on the ruined robot, putting its hand down on the blue substance leaking out, slowly starting to absorb it.
Zoro also fails to notice it. He vanish into the distance, going the wrong way allll the way.
Edited by Bolded1 on Aug 1st 2020 at 11:21:36 AM
42 does a momentary Double Take and materializes a sword. "Possible hostile nearby."
"Huh? Where?" Dark Riku looks around.
"Rest assured, that was the only one I saw during my little tour," Loki says.
"Thank you. I imagine he'll be pleased to hear what Loki and I have learned about Set," Thor replies.
Nicole looks over to the shady figure absorbing the blue substance.
"That weird blue oil taste any good?"
Botar nods, then turns to look at the wrecked Quadraxis Sanctity as well, noticing the figure standing there.
"... Something about this doesn't feel right.", he says, reaching for his hand axe already and narrowing his eyes.
The being then begins to glow a bright blue and fully stands up, showing itself. It's the strange Samus-esque creature◊, letting out a low growl as it looks at Thor specifically.
A growl Thor should fully recognize as the same sort of growl that Metroid◊ Prime◊ made. The fact that the growl is so similar and it's looking directly at him too should throw all doubt out of the window: that creature survived the cave-in and somehow turned into this.
Before anyone can do anything though, the glow intensifies, and Metroid Prime's armor starts to pulsate and mutate, becoming a dark blue color in the process.
The end result still looks very similar to Samus and the SA-X, though there's definitely something eldritch about this creature, its visible hand being a claw, it floating a bit above the ground, and still letting out a low growl.
"Thor, please tell me this thing isn't something you have unfinished business with. Because half of our group is left and we don't know how strong this thing is.", Botar says.
Botar will get his answer before Thor can even speak a word, as the creature raises its cannon arm, aiming it right at the remaining group, and charges up a blast.
Dark Samus, Transformation Complete
"Hold it, Dark Samus!"
A gunship with an uncanny resemblance to the Samus-thing's helmet with the same shield emblem from Jotaro's hat painted on its hull suddenly flies in and fires powerful lasers at it, before the pilot◊ ejects from the top and adds in a mighty Wave-Motion Gun from her arm cannon!
Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior
Regardless of the results, she lands in front of Dark Samus and makes a 'stay back' gesture to the others. "This is my fight. Get out of here while you have the chance!"
42 retreats, but remains close enough to watch what happens from afar.
Blue and Cyan both watched the video intently for a bit, before they looked at each other, then to Miles. It was Cyan who was the first to react beyond this, cracking a smile after meeting the human's eyes, quickly followed by the same from Blue.
"I cannot believe this. We're famous!"
"O-Or at least interesting enough that someone made a game, b-based on us."
"And it's so accurate, too! Well, there's a couple of things here and there, but overall, it's pretty good."
"Impossible... I know for certain that we slew that monster," Thor says, looking somewhat taken aback by the new arrival.
"Perhaps we should continue this discussion somewhere more... peaceful, Thor," Loki chimes in. "Care to join us, Botar?"
The Sons of Odin begin making their way to Winterhold.
"If you say so. Good luck, girl!"
Nicole rises from the rock and follows after the brothers.
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Aug 1st 2020 at 3:02:38 AM
Botar looks up at the appearance of Samus' ship, and as he looks back at Dark Samus he sees that the creature has shifted her priority from them to said ship, nimbly dodging its lasers while still hovering, and about to fire at the ship, but then Samus ejects herself and lands in front of the creature.
Dark Samus stares at her for a moment, as if sizing her up, then puts her hand on her chest and seems to make an almost mocking growl. As if to say 'You're too late'.
Botar keeps his eyes narrowed.
"... I will join you momentarily.", he says to Thor and Loki. "Go on ahead."
Once everyone but Samus and Dark Samus are gone, Botar warps a bit of a distance away so that he doesn't get in Samus' way. He still sticks around, having already realized who Samus is and wanting to be sure he can help her if she needs it.
Once the field is clear, Dark Samus aims her cannon right at Samus, but doesn't yet attack, apparently going for a stand-off, maybe even allowing Samus to make the first attack.
This...wasn't quite the reaction Miles had expected, but it was far from unwelcome. As such, he breathed a huge sigh of relief and laid back in his chair,"Thank you for taking all this so well. We try to use some tact when it comes to a matter like this, but there's no telling how the person in question will react."
"To be fair, Miles, it's not the kind of thing people get told every day." Nebula reminded him as she went to fetch some more hot chocolate.
"So, what kinds of magics do you utilize, Mr Rho?" Corona quizzed.
"That Flash Step you have is really convenient, I gotta say," Shyna admitted as she chowed down on a few Doritos before offering the bag to the pair,"So...is that Story Mode really as accurate as it seems?"
Samus paces around Dark Samus, slowly raising up her arm cannon to point at her malevolent Phazon doppelganger.
She takes the opportunity to run a visor scan in order to confirm Dark Samus' identity, but wastes no time in opening fire with a missile barrage - the results can wait to be read.
Dark Samus nimbly dodges the missiles, firing some of her own in return. The scanning is successful though.
A new [Creatures] entry has been downloaded to your Logbook
Morphology: Dark Samus, Supercharged with Phazon Energy.
X-Parasite remains have been detected within genetic make-up, having possibly been assimilated at some point.
Warning! Power Bombs have been detected within Dark Samus' weapon data. This ability, combined with her already formidable weapon arsenal, place Dark Samus at the highest threat level!
Samus grumbles something quietly. "So I guess my two biggest problems have become one now, huh..."
She curls into her Morph Ball form and rolls under the missiles. She springs up out of it with a rising thruster-kick aimed for Dark Samus' chin, then twists and adjusts in midair, spamming Plasma Beam shots until she lands.
Thor, Loki and Nicole eventually arrive at Winterhold.
"So... you boys want some drinks while you wait for the big guy?"
"Heh, I was just about to suggest that myself, lass. We more than earned it after that battle."
"I don't see why not."
With that, the three head into the Frozen Hearth.
Edited by IchigoMontoya on Aug 1st 2020 at 3:22:15 AM
The kick is successful, and as such her follow-up shots hit Dark Samus as well. Despite that, she doesn't really flinch, and even retaliates with a sudden Super Missile from up close, not really caring that she might get caught in the explosion too.
Samus gets blown away by the Super Missile, skidding to a halt on her feet.
She strafes around Dark Samus, unloading with Spazer Beam triple-shots to try and overwhelm the former Metroid Prime with a wall of projectiles.
Dark Samus also gets blown back a little by her own Super Missile. Then, in response to the Spazer spam, she puts up an aura of Phazon, which doesn't really block the beams or the damage, but it does make it so that Dark Samus doesn't flinch from them at all.
Allowing her to rise up into the air a bit before suddenly charging down, attempting to ram into Samus with her whole body.
"Oof!" Samus gets tackled down, but she attempts to swat Dark Samus away with an arm-cannon bash and then Grapple Beam-yank Dark Samus in again for her own point-blank Super Missile!
Samus' combo proves effective, as Dark Samus would need a second to recover from her own impact, and as such can't dodge the cannon bash nor the Grapple Beam.
Which means she ends up getting hit in the face by a Super Missile, which sends her flying back against the remains of Quadraxis Sanctity.
Edited by DevilPsyco on Aug 1st 2020 at 12:38:19 PM
Samus turns to Botar and flashes an 'ok' sign at him, then turns back to Dark Samus and begins powering up a Charge Beam.
Botar appears a bit more calm, but he was never one to make premature assumptions, so he sticks around a bit longer.
A part of the Quadraxis Sancity's underside now breaks off, with a small black and white emblem-esque item◊ dropping out of the robot. Samus may recognize it, but it's already too late to do anything about it, as Dark Samus instinctively touches it, and it gets absorbed into her arm cannon, with it becoming a bit longer and thinner as it automatically shoots a test projectile into the distance.
That shot ends up hitting a mountain and blasting off a noticeable chunk of debris.
Annihilator Beam Acquired!
Dark Samus stands back up and lets out a few quick growls that almost seem like she's laughing as she aims her cannon at Samus again.
This time, however, she takes the first shot, firing an Annihilator shot at Samus.
"There was a weapon inside that robot!? Damnit!", Botar growls.
Edited by DevilPsyco on Aug 1st 2020 at 12:49:31 PM
Samus gets blown away by the Annihilator Beam, forcing her to use her jets to stabilize herself. She continues to charge her Charge Beam, but more out of necessity than confidence now, as she rushes to shoulder-tackle Dark Samus.
Dark Samus lets Samus get closer... only to deliver some payback as she suddenly whips out the Grappling Beam too, trying to ensnare Samus with it. If successful, she'll slam Samus around for a bit, then throw her up and send a Phazon shot flying up at her as she's helplessly flying through the air.
Samus gets yote, narrowly avoiding the shot. Her cannon begins to tremble as she overcharges...
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