|By: Joshua Reynolds
Planet X, a long and abandoned world after the
fall of the Xiliens, has fallen prey to two different sinister
beings. Drifting in the blackness of space, the ancient God,
imprisoned in ice since the dawn of time, hissed in wicked delight
before the gravitational pull of the dead world brought his
prison down upon the surface. Tsukuyomi, the evil God of Japanese
folklore had returned to wreck his havoc upon his father's creation,
but something else has laid its claim on Planet X! Expelled
from Earth by the might of Gamera, the evil Legion rested just
below the rocky surface.
Legion's blue eyes flashed with alien life as
the Queen of the Swarm awoke. Her body moved slightly, but that
slight movement had ripped an entire fissure open within the
ground. Legion's shriek echoed throughout the mountains of the
planet, alerting the evil being of its presence. Tsukuyomi's
eyes narrowed as he remembered the call of the insect. He knew
he stood no chance against such a beast in this pathetic, human
form, but his true, eight-headed serpent body would decimate
the feeble mortal. The God's body was engulfed in white light
as it began to grow and change shape. Gone were his arms, replaced
by eight slithering necks tipped with dragon-like, horn-crowned
heads. A massive, mountain of red flesh replaced his back and
chest, his feet large and clawed, and a tail that rivaled its
The ground rose up like a wave of water before
crashing back down. As the dust cleared, the insect-like shape
of Legion stood. Her mandibles parted as she released a shriek.
Her side-arms cracked as they moved apart and her chest glowed
with a red tint. The two both now had claims on this dead planet.
One wanted it to start a hive. The other wanted it to use as
The war between insect and dragon would decide
who wins the world.
Orochi, the grand-daddy of all evil, made the
first move. Three of his maws opened up, screams of pure hate
coming out before trails of burning fire. Legion remained still,
allowing the fire to splash harmlessly against her thick exoskeleton.
The queen shrieked in annoyance once the bath of fire had finished.
Now it was her turn.
Her horn parted, bolts of electromagnetic energy
dancing from side to side. The beast released a war cry before
her electromagnetic bolt fired from between her horns. Orochi
hissed in shock before the bolt smashed against his right thigh.
The beam tore through his hide as if it were paper. A shower
of meat and fluid fell to the ground as the explosion spread
apart across his side and the ground, reducing parts of his
red body to a charred black. As a cloud of smoke raced up his
long necks, scarlet bolts of lightning began to rip across Legion's
form. The insect screeched in rage as pieces of armor flaked
off of her body, landing on the ground in a smoking heap. Legion
backed away before her shield arms cackled with energy. A barrier
flashed in front of her form. The lightning barrage washed across
the shield, exploding into nothing more than flashes and sparks.
As the bolts seized fire, Legion burst through
the cloud of smoke with surprising speed. Her head lowered down
and thrust forward, stabbing the massive horn into the dragon's
shoulder. Orochi hissed in pain before several of his jaws snaked
around and coiled several of the shield arms like an anaconda
would its dinner. Sickening crunches and breaks could be heard
for miles as the arms were snapped like twigs. The alien bug
ripped her horn from Orochi's body. A gush of yellow blood splashed
against Legion's body as she leaned upward, shrieking in a mixture
of anger and pain.
Orochi hissed once more before throwing four
of his head upward, his dagger-like fangs sinking into the exoskeleton
on the insect's underside. Silicon gas began to spray out into
the dragon's many maws. Legion's body then fell back down, sword-like
appendages stabbing into several of Orochi's necks. The dragon
hissed and tried to back away, but his heads were pinned under
Legion's massive bulk.
Orochi screamed in terror as his necks finally
pulled away, but each were reduced to bloody stumps. The insect
backed away, removing her legs from the necks. Her chest flashed
with a red light. Out of her body, a cloud of black life erupted
from her chest cavity. Orochi hissed aloud before his remaining
heads released streams of orange and yellow fire. The Symbiotic
Legion cried in terror as they flew into the wall of fire and
began to fall to the ground, covered in raging flames.
Orochi cried in victory as bolts of lightning
once again began to spew from his eyes. Legion cracked her shield
arms. A weak barrier came up, but quickly exploded into a show
of sparks as the lightning passed through it and exploded against
her horn! A quick explosion erupted on her skull as each horn
fell to the rocky surface, one stabbing into the rock and the
other rolling on its side. Legion fell forward, her eyes now
reduced to black orbs.
Orochi roared in victory as Legion's corpse remained
still, but suddenly, something else happened!
Legion's eyes turned bright, blood red, and her
body quickly rose up, laser-like whips snaking out of the glowing
orb that rested between each horn stump. Orochi called out again,
beams firing from his eyes once more, but it had now lost the
battle. Legion's laser whips lashed out, and like a hot knife
through butter, easily cut through Orochi's godly flesh. Sprays
of yellow blood rose into the air as his heads fell by the many!
The dragon slumped down, his remaining heads crying in pain
as the whips ripped his body apart. Chunks of flesh were cut
off and fell to the rocky ground below. And Legion's assault
continued! She roared loudly as she ripped the whips free, allowing
the serpent's body to fall to the side. The evil God, the wicked
Tsukuyomi, had lost his battle. A mere mortal had destroyed
a God, and now Planet X belonged to the hive.
As the bloody remains of Orochi were left to
rot on Planet X's surface, Legion lifted her broken head into
the star-filled sky. With Jupiter shining brightly behind her,
the queen roared greatly. From behind her, the ground split
apart yet again, alien pods giving rise. A cloud of black and
gray dust washed over the carcass that was Orochi, settling
down on the beast as the nest blossomed.