|By: Christian Salabert
The people of Japan watched as the golden destroyer
of worlds flew through the skies, towards the mountain known
It was not by coincidence that the dragon was
headed there. It was foretold in legend that he would be there
on this day, to meet those that challenged him. That the king
with the power of three would be faced by three lone kings,
united and determined to defeat him in combat. The outcome of
this battle would determine the fate of the human race.
The three kings had no intention of losing.
The dragon swooped down from the sky, the area
shaking as his feet touched the soil. His wings flexed. His
twin tails swung wildly behind him. His three heads cackled
into the air. There was no mistaking it. King Ghidorah was ready
With the golden dragon in place, the three kings
rose into view.
The mighty gorilla emerged from among the trees,
his eyes narrowing at Ghidorah. A grunt escaped his mouth as
he approached the beast. Having gotten close enough, he let
loose a thunderous roar, pounding his fists against his chest.
King Kong was ready to fight.
The leonine golem growled as he approached, his
arms spread open, ready for battle. His red eyes shone in the
sunlight as he bared his fangs, his growl growing louder and
louder. Shaking the dirt from his fur, King Caesar reared his
head back and roared into the sky.
The third was vastly different from the first
two. Whereas they were mammalian, he was reptilian. He roared
into the air, baring his own fangs, and thumped his fists against
his chest in a slightly more exaggerated manner than the first.
Red King raised his tail, then slammed it against the ground.
For what seemed an eternity, Ghidorah stared
at his opposition. They stared back at him.
Golden bolts of energy pierced the silence.
The three kings scattered as Ghidorah's Gravity
Beams exploded against the landscape.
Red King leapt at Ghidorah and started battering
him with his fists. Before the dragon could focus on the creature,
Kong joined in the attack, slamming his powerful fists against
Ghidorah's ribs. The three-headed monster cackled as the two
assaulted his body with their mighty blows. His outer heads
turned and snapped at his attackers. They attempted to swat
his heads away, but they opened fire with their Gravity Beams,
blasting them aside. King Caesar roared and charged Ghidorah,
but the golden monster turned all three heads on the golem and
fired a series of blasts at him. Caesar stopped and absorbed
the bolts into his eyes, then fired them back at their source.
Ghidorah shrieked as his own blasts exploded against his scales,
waving his heads wildly. Kong jumped back up and snatched Ghidorah's
right neck, tugging on it and punching its head. Red King maneuvered
himself behind Ghidorah and began tugging on his tails, trying
to topple the beast. The other two heads reached around and
tried to strike the strange reptile with their Gravity Beams,
but couldn't land a direct hit. With Ghidorah distracted, King
Caesar roared and resumed his charge. Leaping into the air and
spinning around, his powerful leg smashed into Ghidorah's chest,
knocking him to the ground.
With the golden monster helpless on his back,
the three descended upon him. Kong's fists, Caesar's feet and
Red King's tail came smashing down on him, striking all over
his body. Though momentarily stunned, Ghidorah soon regained
his wits and began spewing Gravity Beams, swinging his heads
around and firing wildly. The trio shrieked as the golden blasts
tore into their flesh, forcing them to stagger back. With a
flap of his wings, Ghidorah rose up onto his feet, cackling
in anger. He unleashed another storm of Gravity Beams, igniting
the area and knocking his foes even further away.
Kong roared furiously and ripped a large piece
of rock from the ground. With a mighty heave, he sent it sailing
though the air. Before Ghidorah could react, the boulder smashed
against his heads, stunning the dragon and sending him staggering
back. Kong and Red King charged and grabbed Ghidorah's outer
heads, tugging them outward and trying to rip them off. Ghidorah's
central head shook itself out of its stupor, then blasted its
foes with another Gravity Beam, forcing them to release his
fellow heads. King Caesar charged, but Ghidorah quickly flapped
his wings and took to the sky. Caesar tried to grab the dragon's
legs, but missed them by mere seconds.
The three kings could only stare up and watch
as Ghidorah soared through the sky, circling them. They reached
into the air, roaring in frustration. Ghidorah soon turned back
to face them and, diving down, began firing bolt after bolt
of destructive energy. The blasts rained down upon them, sending
balls of fire in the air. Unable to reach their foe, the trio
were unable to do anything but try to dodge the blasts, but
there were too many. The bolts ripped through their flesh, burning
and charring it. Again and again he spewed his golden lightning
on them, until their movements slowed, his assault obviously
weakening them. Cutting off his airborne attack, Ghidorah swooped
around and headed directly for his foes. Dropping his legs down,
he rammed into them one by one, instantly slamming them against
the ground. As his opponents groaned in pain, Ghidorah landed
nearby, watching them struggle helplessly on the ground.
The sky began to darken.
Ghidorah started to advance on his fallen foes,
cackling deviously. King Caesar got to his feet and charged,
but a slam from two of Ghidorah's heads sent him back to the
Red King leapt up and readied to slam his fists
into Ghidorah's ribs, but a hail of Gravity Beams forced him
to the soil.
Rain began to fall.
Kong roared in defiance as he pulled himself
up, glaring at the three-headed monster in fury. Slamming his
fists against his chest, Kong's cry filled the air, and he charged.
Thunder rumbled from the clouds.
Ghidorah opened fire, striking Kong again and
again. Despite his strength, Kong couldn't handle the numerous
bolts of energy striking his body over and over and collapsed
to his knees. Kong screeched as Ghidorah's Gravity Beams continued
to assault his flesh. Even the mighty Eighth Wonder of the World
couldn't take this for much longer...
Suddenly, Kong was hit by a bolt of energy, but
this one did not originate from Ghidorah. Another blast of lightning
struck Kong's charred fur, and the gorilla looked up at the
dragon, energy blazing in his eyes. He immediately sprung to
his feet and charged at Ghidorah, roaring furiously. The golden
beast immediately opened fire with its Gravity Beams, but this
time Kong acted as if he barely even felt the blasts. Each time
he was struck, they merely fizzled away with sparks of electricity.
Within seconds, Kong had reached his foe and began assaulting
him with his fists. Ghidorah cried out as he was hit - not only
was Kong far stronger now, but electric power surged through
his fists into Ghidorah's body with each hit. Again and again,
Kong slammed his supercharged knuckles into Ghidorah's ribs,
driving the triple-domed destroyed back with every impact.
Temporarily ceasing his assault, Kong looked
up at Ghidorah's heads. Quickly reaching up, he grabbed Ghidorah's
right and middle necks. With a mighty heave, Kong tugged the
necks over his shoulder and tugged the dragon high into the
air, flipping him over his shoulder. With a thunderous crash,
Ghidorah's back collided with the earth. As Ghidorah tried to
regain his wits, Kong went and grabbed his tails. With another
burst of his ungodly strength, Kong flipped Ghidorah over his
shoulder again, slamming his chest into the dirt. Ghidorah screeched
as he felt his ribs crack from the blow.
By now, King Caesar and Red King had recovered
and rejoined their ally. They began attacking Ghidorah's outer
heads as Kong tangled with the one in the middle. Ghidorah's
center head cackled as Kong's electric power scorched his scales.
His mind filled with nothing but victory, Kong
began to pull.
Red King grabbed one of Ghidorah's wings and
began to rip at it with his claws and fangs. Ghidorah cried
out as his left wing was shredded worse and worse by the dinosaur-like
Ghidorah felt things snap and tear within his
central neck as Kong put even more strength into his arms.
King Caesar leapt onto Ghidorah's back, roaring
loudly. He began stomping down on the dragon, smashing his powerful
legs into his spine.
Lightning flashed within Kong's eyes. He tugged
as hard as his muscles could manage.
With a sickening sound, Ghidorah's middle neck
was torn from its socket.
King Kong raised the dragon's severed neck high
over his head and howled victoriously into the air. King Caesar
and Red King joined him, the stormy sky filled with their cries
of celebration. King Ghidorah's body went limp, blood spilling
from the stump where his neck once was. The eyes on his other
heads went dark, the life within them faded.
The three kings had proved victorious. Mankind
would see the dawn of another day.