|By: Christian Salabert
The citizens of Tokyo, Japan screamed in terror as
the golden dragon, King Ghidorah, rained destruction down upon their
helpless city. The creature's golden gravity bolts shredded buildings
by the dozen, and fires ravaged the city. The Japanese Self Defense
Forces had already tried to slay the beast to no avail, and were
cruelly mowed down by the creature.
Miles and miles away, the Futurians sat within their
Mothership. Their leaders, Wilson and Gurenchiko, watched with sadistic
glee as their creation destroyed Japan's capital. Everything was
going according to plan. They grinned as the carnage unfurled on
"Soon, King Ghidorah will destroy those fools,
and then we shall show them how to rebuild a country!" Wilson
"But what about Godzilla?" Gurenchiko asked.
The newly reborn monster was on its way, and they both knew it.
"Let it come," Wilson said. "When
it arrives, King Ghidorah will crush it!"
Suddenly, the screen flickered. The image of King
Ghidorah laying waste to Japan was replaced by the image of a young
man, seemingly Japanese, looking back at them. He was clad in nothing
but black leather, and had a cocky smile on his face.
"Hello there, future-people," he said simply,
removing a black visor that hid his eyes. "You are to recall
your monster and report back to me. You are now our cattle."
"What?" Wilson stammered. "Cattle?
How dare you make demands of us!"
"Especially when we control the most powerful
creature in exsistance!" Gurenchiko added.
"We can do this the hard way or the easy way,"
the young man said.
Wilson suddenly pressed a combination on the main
control console. Within seconds, he had homed in on the man's location.
Then, pressing a button, he laughed. "And now you are doomed!"
The young man chuckled. "So, you think your
King Ghidorah's going to save you?" A smug grin crossed his
face. "Well, let's see how it does against the Gigan."
In Tokyo, King Ghidorah had just recieved its new
orders. Cackling maniacally, it began to fly towards the coordinates
given. Before it could get very far, however, something smashed
into it from above. King Ghidorah fell from the sky, but fortunately
managed to avoid an ugly crash, landing perfectly on its feet. Turning
its three heads skyward, it immediately spotted its attacker.
The cyborg known as Gigan landed with a thunderous
noise, shaking the surrounding area. Rearing his bird-like head
back, he let out with an electronic shriek. It was unmistakably
Back in the Futurian Mothership, Wilson barked out
a new command:
"Kill it, King Ghidorah!"
Instantly, King Ghidorah opened fire with a trio
of gravity bolts. The golden beams struck Gigan one-by-one, throwing
sparks and knocking the creature back. In retaliation, Gigan fired
a blast of his own. A crimson energy beam sprayed forth from his
visor, striking King Ghidorah directly in the chest. At first, no
harm seemed to be done - until a series of explosions surrounded
the golden dragon, causing it to cry out from pain and confusion.
The beast immediately decided to restart its barrage of gravity
bolts, causing explosions all around and on Gigan. The cyborg shrieked
as the blasts struck his metallic hide again and again, causing
greater damage with every hit. Desperately, Gigan fired another
energy blast at King Ghidorah, but before it could detonate, the
creature enveloped itself with its majestic wings. The beam exploded
all around, but King Ghidorah was perfectly shielded from the blasts.
Gigan screamed in frustration, clanging its two scythe-arms
together. He immediately stomped towards his foe, but King Ghidorah
once again opened fire with its gravity bolts. Gigan was forced
back as the blasts hit him time after time. Once again, Gigan fired
his beam at King Ghidorah, but the three-headed terror quickly flapped
its wings and took to the sky, avoiding the attack. Before Gigan
could fly after his opponent, King Ghidorah began raining gravity
bolts on the cyborg. Gigan shrieked angrily at King Ghidorah when
one of the bolts struck him in the face, blinding Gigan momentarily.
When he managed to regain his sight, the first thing he saw was
King Ghidorah's feet. With a mighty flying kick, Gigan was toppled,
crashing backwards into a building. As Gigan thrashed around, the
remains of the building came crashing down on top of him, submerging
the biomechanical creature in rubble. Meanwhile, King Ghidorah landed,
facing the downed cyborg. It quickly released a few short blasts
from its three mouths, sending plumes of flame erupting from the
A few moments of silence passed. Cautiously, King
Ghidorah watched the rubble. No movements were made by Gigan. His
arms and legs were still, and his tail didn't so much as twitch.
Another moment passed. That was enough for King Ghidorah. Raising
its trio of heads, the golden beast cackled triumphantly into the
In the blink of an eye, Gigan raised his left arm
and fired a pair of grappling hooks from the base of his scythe.
The attack went unseen by King Ghidorah until they wrapped around
the right and center necks, and by then it was too late to do anything.
The wires wrapped around the two necks so tightly that they were
pressed up against each other, moving as if one, oversized neck.
The left head reached down and tried to chew at the wires, but Gigan
was on his feet in an instant and fired his energy blast, surrounding
the three heads in bursts of red flame. King Ghidorah cried out
furiously, and fired a gravity bolt from its left head. Gigan was
quick to counter this, however, and raised his right arm so it pointed
straight into the air and then turned it. The gravity bolt struck
the flat of the blade and was easily deflected, striking a tall
building a mile away and bringing it down in a shower of flaming
rubble. Gigan then fired the grappling hooks from his right scythe,
wrapping them around King Ghidorah's left leg. With his foe properly
entangled, Gigan began reeling it in.
Twirling his arms around, Gigan began wrapping the
wires around his scythes, effectively shortening them and bringing
King Ghidorah closer. King Ghidorah shrieked angrily and fired a
gravity bolt from its left head, but Gigan just ignored the blast
and chirped with evil glee. The gold dragon struggled, but couldn't
break free of its bonds. Suddenly, a whirring sound filled the area
- Gigan had activated his buzzsaw. King Ghidorah panicked as it
realized it was being pulled towards the spinning blades. The three-headed
monster screamed in defiance, but Gigan merely let out an electronic
shriek and shortened the gap between the two kaiju once again.
Panicking, King Ghidorah did the first thing it thought
of - using its wings as shields once again. Unfortuantely, this
had quite the opposite effect the dragon desired. The instant its
wings came into contact with Gigan's buzzsaw, they were shredded.
King Ghidorah cackled in pain as it pulled its wings away, a sight
which caused Gigan to unleash a frightening, laughter-like sound.
Furious that its foe dare laugh at it, King Ghidorah unleashed a
gravity bolt from its left head, striking Gigan at the base of his
right scythe. The lightning-like blast burned through the grappling
wires, and they immediately snapped off, freeing King Ghidorah's
Stopping to laugh had been a mistake for Gigan. But
King Ghidorah had just made a much deadlier one.
With a mighty tug, Gigan pulled on the wire entangling
King Ghidorah's two necks. The three-headed terror stumbled forward,
and Gigan effortlessly swung his scythe upwards.
King Ghidorah's left neck hit the ground with a sickening
thud. The creature's right and central heads cried out in agony
as golden blood sprayed from the open wound. The now two-headed
monster began firing gravity bolts wildly, trying desperately to
strike Gigan and break the bonds tying them together.
But now that he had spilled King Ghidorah's blood,
Gigan was not about to stop.
With a powerful shove, Gigan pierced King Ghidorah's
chest with his scythe. The giant blade sliced its way through the
golden beast's heart and burst out its back. Gold blood gushed from
both sides, staining Gigan's scythe. Within seconds, King Ghidorah's
cries had stopped. Soon after, so had its struggling. The two necks
that were previously trying to untangle themselves were now hanging
lifelessly. Gigan slid his scythe out of King Ghidorah's dead form,
allowing it to crash to the ground.
Clanging his blood-stained scythes together, Gigan
reared his head back and let loose an unmistakable cry of victory.
His foe was slain. His mission was complete.
Sparks erupted from Gigan as the ray struck his back.
The blue beam sent Gigan toppling into his face, causing him to
sqwak out in surprise. The cyborg quickly returned to his feet to
see who had attacked it. A large dinosaur-like creature was approaching
it. The beast was charcoal grey in color, and had ivory fins on
its back. A powerful tail swished behind it. The reptile bellowed
"Oh, so there's another one," the young
man, the Xilien Controller muttered with interest. "Gigan?