|By: Christian Salabert
"You primitive insects are no threat to
us," droned the cold, emotionless voice of the being once
known as Dr. Ted Hoffman. His once-human body hovered above
the floor, now segmented and insect-like. His cold, dead eyes
stared at the viewscreen before him. "And neither is your
bladed beast. Our cyborg will make short work of yours, and
then you will have only one option: Surrender to us or die."
The being he was addressing did not find his
"Enemy of the peace!" replied the young,
human-like face of the Star Hunter Nebula M Chairman, pointing
a finger at Hoffman. "Our plans have been in motion for
some time now, and we will not let some foolish mutations stand
in our way! Gigan will destroy your cyborg, and then you as
well! And then we'll see who surrenders to whom!"
"This conversation bores me," Dr. Hoffman
said. He waved his insect arm and a moment later his viewscreen
deactivated, cutting off communication between the two aliens.
Thousands of miles away, two cybernetic organisms,
both brought to life by technology from beyond the stars, approached
each other. The Cedar Point Amusement Park, normally a locale
of fun and laughter, was about to suffer the wrath of two warring
alien empires. The ground shook as Cyber Godzilla rushed towards
the point programmed into his circuits by his alien masters,
every footstep threatening to topple the nearby roller coasters.
Moments later, a high-pitched shriek pierced the air as Gigan
swooped down, dropping from the air and touching down on his
feet. The tremors from his landing succeeded where Cyber Godzilla
had failed, leveling a few of the smaller structures and rides.
Striking a pose with his arms, brandishing the scythes they
ended with, Gigan was ready to fight. Throwing his arms open
wide and letting loose with a fierce, synthesized roar, Cyber
Godzilla was equally ready. The two cyborgs stood there for
a moment, awaiting their orders.
The order was given.
Cyber Godzilla immediately opened fire with missiles
from the launchers housed on his dorsal fins. The projectiles
blasted Gigan in the chest, knocking him back. The winged creature
screeched, firing a blast of his Cluster Light Ray. Cyber Godzilla
charged forward, ignoring the explosions going off around him.
Leaping up through the air, the cybernatic Godzilla tackled
Gigan feet first, sending him crashing into the Top Thrill Dragster.
The towering roller coaster, second largest in the world, was
instantly crushed beneath the two behemoths, sending metal shrapnel
scattering everywhere. As Gigan tried to escape from the broken,
twisted rails, Cyber Godzilla leapt onto his chest, biting and
clawing at his face. Freeing his left arm, Gigan swung it up
and slammed the side of it into Cyber Godzilla's head, knocking
him aside. Just as Gigan managed to wrench himself free from
the wreckage, Cyber Godzilla attacked again, this time unleashing
an atomic ray from his mouth. The blue blast struck Gigan in
the gut, charring the plating on his chest. Gigan shrieked and
swung his scythe at the reptile's head, intent on cleaving it
in two, but Cyber Godzilla was too fast, easily dodging the
slice and leaping away from the Hunter M cyborg.
By the time Gigan had turned around, Cyber Godzilla
was already a good distance away, roaring at his foe, daring
him to come and get him. Gigan eagerly obliged, swinging his
bladed arms around as he charged the cybernetically reanimated
corpse. As Gigan approached, Cyber Godzilla hunched down and
fired more missiles from his dorsal fins. Some of them were
knocked away by Gigan's scythes, but most of them detonated
against his torso, eliciting chirps of anger with every explosion.
Nearing the cybernetic Godzilla, Gigan raised his right arm
into the air and prepared to bring it down on his head, but
the cyborg was quick to respond, unleashing his atomic ray and
blasting Gigan directly in the face. His visor sparking, Gigan
stumbled backwards, crossing his scythes over his face. A moment
later, Gigan was slammed face-first into the pavement as Cyber
Godzilla leapt onto his back and began tearing at his wings,
shredding their crimson membranes. Gigan shrieked and struggled
as he tried to dislodge the Leviathan cyborg, but Cyber Godzilla
would not let go, tearing his claws through Gigan's wings. While
there was still enough of his wings left to use, Gigan tried
to take to the air. The motion caused Cyber Godzilla to lose
his footing and topple off Gigan's back, allowing the bird-like
creature to rise into the sky.
Cyber Godzilla tilted his head upward as he watched
Gigan circle him above. He launched missiles into the air, trying
to hit his airborne foe, but Gigan was too fast, easily avoiding
them. Suddenly, he swooped down, diving directly at Cyber Godzilla.
Taken by surprise, the mechanical Godzilla reacted too late,
allowing Gigan to gash his whirring buzzsaw against the top
of the cyborg's head, sparks flying as the saw met the armor
plating protecting the reptile's skull. As Cyber Godzilla howled
in pain, Gigan approached from the side, slicing the lizard's
neck and sending the cyborg crashing to the ground. Landing
a few meters away, Gigan shot off another burst of his Cluster
Light Ray, surrounding Cyber Godzilla with explosions. As the
cyborg writhed about, Gigan held out his arm and fired his grappling
cables, lassoing them tightly around the cyborg lizard's throat.
Reeling his cables in, Gigan dragged his opponent through the
amusement park debris. Once Cyber Godzilla was within reach,
Gigan gave slack to his cables once again and kicked his foe
hard in the gut, sending him hurtling through the air until
the cables tugged hard on his throat, bring him harshly down
to earth. Reeling Cyber Godzilla in again, Gigan chirped with
evil glree, firing up his trusty buzzsaw once more.
As he was pulled along the ground, Cyber Godzilla
found one of the rails of the Top Thrill Dragster in his claws.
Rising up to his feet, he slammed it down onto Gigan's face,
bashing his visor. Gigan staggered back, momentarily blinded
by Cyber Godzilla's sudden attack. The reptilian cyborg ran
around behind Gigan, pulling the grappling cables against the
blades of his buzzsaw and slicing through them, effectively
freeing the cybernetic Godzilla. As Gigan turned to face his
foe, his chest was struck by an atomic blast, knocking him backward.
With his foe distracted, Cyber Godzilla charged and leapt into
the air, ready to force him to the ground once again. But Gigan
was ready for the tactic this time. As soon as Cyber Godzilla
was within reach, Gigan bent down and brought his tail forward.
Snatching Cyber Godzilla's snout in the clawed, metallic clamp
his tail ended in, Gigan used the momentum from his foe's leap
and sent him soaring into the air, crashing down hard. Gigan
turned and laughed at his opponent's suffering as Cyber Godzilla
struggled to regain his wits and get back to his feet, only
to collapse back to the ground. Marching up to the fallen cyborg,
Gigan gave him another hard kick, sending him skidding across
the pavement. Flaming debris was sent flying through the air
as Gigan nailed Cyber Godzilla with another Cluster Light Ray
blast, withdrawing an injured cry.
Weakly, Cyber Godzilla managed to lift himself
to his feet and snarl at Gigan. The scythe-armed cyborg responded
by opening twin compartments in his chest and shooting off dual
razor discs, sending them hurtling at Cyber Godzilla. The reptile
managed to avoid the first, but wasn't as lucky with the second.
Briefly throwing sparks, the disc hit its target, sending Cyber-Godzilla's
mechanical arm crashing to the ground.
The lifeless green eyes of Dr. Hoffman stared
in disbelief at the scene unfolding on his viewscreen.
"Gigan is defeating our cyborg?!"
But despite the damage he was sustaining, Cyber
Godzilla was only down, not out.
Turning to face Gigan, the reptilian cyborg roared
fiercely and charged, surprising his foe. Gigan swiped his right
scythe at the approaching Cyber Godzilla, who easily avoided
the attack, leaping clear over Gigan's head. As the bird-like
cyborg turned to face his opponent, he was caught completely
off guard as Cyber Godzilla lunged forward, tackling Gigan to
the ground and sinking his fangs into the alien creature's neck,
actually piercing his metallic skin. Gigan's cry became warped
as the cybernatic Godzilla tore into his throat, sending chunks
of armor plating and circuitry falling to the ground. Just as
it seemed that Cyber Godzilla would bite his way completely
through Gigan's neck, he was suddenly struck in the head by
one of Gigan's scythes, sending him careening to the ground.
Cyber Godzilla got back to his feet just in time to watch Gigan
do the same, his head bobbing up and down as it tried to sit
on a neck that was no longer complete. Gigan's beak opened as
he tried to shriek at his foe, but no sound came out. Striking
a pose with his arms, Gigan stepped forward, ready to finish
his foe before he became damaged any further.
Cyber Godzilla's eyes narrowed as Gigan approached.
Bending down, he sent a volley of missiles at the cyborg. Before
Gigan could react, they all detonated inside his open throat,
destroying what was left of his neck and sending his head toppling
to the ground with a thud. As Gigan's body began to fall, Cyber
Godzilla marched up to the cyborg's severed head. He watched
for a moment as Gigan's beak and mandibles twitched. Roaring
fiercely, Cyber Godzilla unleashed his atomic ray, roasting
Gigan's head until it was charred black.
Looking around, Cyber Godzilla scanned what was
left of Cedar Point, awaiting further instructions from his