|By: Thomas Singleton
[Concluded from Bagan
Daylight died with hope along with it.
That's how Akane, the pilot of the kaiju-fighting
machine Kiryu, felt. Recently, Earth's mightiest defenders joined
forces to defeat the abomination known as Bagan. Against all
odds, the valiant defenders of life prevailed but not without
sacrifice. Bagan slaughtered many brave souls. On the battlefield
there was no distinction; Man and Monster alike died together.
Akane couldn't help but remember the late Dr. Serizawa and how
he joined the first Godzilla in oblivion. He didn't have to.
He could have let the animal suffer and die alone in the freezing
waters of Tokyo Bay. But Serizawa sensed a kinship with the
monster. Despite their differences, it would seem they shared
the same purpose in life: begetting destruction. And from that
moment on they were as one dead.
"Kiryu," Akane whispered softly, "We
truly are one aren't we?" There was a low rumble. It was
very subtle; it could've been one of the machines, a hydraulics
tank, or an energy reactor activating. But Akane knew better.
Kiryu was alive. And on some level, however small, Serizawa
and the first Godzilla were too. Akane would need their help
in the face of this new threat. For now Bagan was no longer
their primary objective. He was nothing more than a beating
heart left to rot. Bagan was evil incarnate, the personification
of death. He was the blackest of cosmic evils in the universe.
When it came to single threats, Bagan was the worst. But if
the forces of evil joined together? Suddenly, Bagan wasn't very
scary. That's what Akane and her allies were up against. That's
why Akane was having a hard time being optimistic.
The greatest terrors Man has ever known have
Godzilla locked eyes with SpaceGodzilla, Destoroyah,
and King Ghidorah. They were his greatest adversaries. Not even
Godzilla could defeat them alone, he always needed help. Regardless,
Godzilla roared in defiance at his evil rivals. So what if it
was suicide. Godzilla will give them hell.
Gamera watched the skies warily. Even if it was
dark, it wouldn't matter; the wings of a thousand Gyaos could
blot out the Sun. Gamera channeled his plasma. He could eradicate
three to four Gyaos before being consumed by the Shadow of Evil.
The Gyaos were living up to their name. But the Guardian of
the Universe had more faces to fear. The alien menace Legion
was once again at large. And somewhere amidst the Gyaos swarm,
their Mutated Prodigy--Iris--was pulling the strings.
Mothra Leo remained telepathically linked to
his allies. He wasn't powerful enough to mind control them.
All he could do was persuade them to remain vigilant. Desghidorah
tried provoking the benevolent deity by torching a nearby forest.
Dagahra mocked Mothra Leo's calm state by threatening him.
Gomora, Ultraman, Battra, Rodan, Biollante, and
Kiryu prepared to support their heavy hitters. They were all
in this together. If they failed, life would never be the same.
Gigan, Kumasogami, and Megaguirus waited for the strongest in
their ranks to launch the attack. But it was not their strongest.
It was their dumbest. Megalon's horn crackled with electricity,
discharging yellow hued lightning bolts into Battra's face.
All hell broke loose.
Battra retaliated, blasting Megalon relentlessly
with his Prism Beams. Megalon howled in misery as Battra's beams
disintegrated everything they touched. The Seatopian God couldn't
return fire, Battra's attacks were too strong. Kumasogami sought
to kill Battra. He didn't do it to save Megalon, the demon cared
little for the deformed insect. Kumasogami wanted a rematch.
Burning arrows seared the air, harpooning Battra's thick hide.
If the weight of the arrows could not bring the mighty protector
down, their explosions would.
Akane watched Battra plummet. She wanted to help
him. But she and Kiryu had to defend themselves; Gigan used
his chainsaw arms as tractors, ripping up the earth as he charged
Kiryu. Using his thrusters, Gigan jumped up, moving to rip Kiryu
apart with his chainsaws. Kiryu raised his arms to defend himself.
As soon as chainsaw met armor, sparks flew. Gigan swiftly hacked
away at Kiryu's arms, trying in vain to damage the robot. But
little by little, the cyborg made progress. For every blow Gigan
landed, his chainsaws weakened Kiryu's armor. Kiryu transformed
one of his hands into a drill. In his other an electric saber
flashed out of his wrist. Kiryu deflected Gigan's chainsaws
with his drill, creating an opening. With all his strength,
Kiryu thrusted his electric saber deep into Gigan's chest. Kiryu
pumped electricity into Gigan, frying the cyborg's internal
circuitry. Gigan screamed as his insides malfunctioned.
Kumasogami bent down, preparing to cut Battra
apart. Gomora tackled the demon, pounding his molten infested
face with a series of punches. Kumasogami fired burning arrows
into Gomora's rigged chest. The horned saurian steamed as the
arrows detonated. Flames gobbled Gomora's chest. But the dinosaur
refused to fall. Gomora tried bashing Kumaosgami's head in like
before. But Kumasogami overpowered him, tossing Gomora like
a toy with his fearsome strength. Gomora felt the ground rise
as his body sunk deeper into it. He tried clawing his way out
of the earth that spawned him. But Kumasogami was there to stomp
him deeper into his grave. Gomora wailed a challenge to not
only Kumasogami but death itself. This place will not become
his tomb. Kumasogami would try to prove him wrong; the demon
bombarded Gomora with his exploding arrows. Pillars of fire
sailed into the night sky, burning the hole in the ground and
Megaguirus grazed the winds, striking Ultraman
with her wing. Right as he fell down, Ultraman was back on his
feet. Energy beams blazed out of his hands, hitting nothing
but air. Megaguirus was too fast for him to score a direct hit.
In a burst of supersonic speed, Megaguirus flew around the Warrior
of Light, and buried her pincers deep into his back. Ultraman
shouted his displeasure, falling forward. Megaguirus didn't
let him go, she kept her pincers buried deep in his backside.
Before any permanent damage could be inflicted, Biollante's
vines entangled Megaguirus, and pulled her into the ground so
hard it knocked the wind out of her. Free of Megaguirus's foul
grip, Ultraman wanted to share his pain with the demented dragonfly.
Megaguirus felt the giant humanoid pound her face in with his
fists. But Megaguirus would not be so easily beaten. Her wings
vibrated so fast into obscurity, Biollante's vines were torn
apart. The mammoth Godzilla-plant hybrid cried out as Megaguirus
broke free. Using her speed, Megaguirus buried her tail blade
deep into Ultraman's chest cavity. The light in Ultraman's dome
shaped eyes began to fade. He could feel Megaguirus ripping
his life force out from him. Biollante sprayed her acid onto
Megaguirus's back. Megaguirus screeched as the acid ate away
at her flesh. Unable to stick around long enough to suck Ultraman
dry, Megaguirus left him alone to engage Biollante. Gathering
Ultraman's stolen power, Megaguirus funneled it into her abdominal
region and discharged it in the form of a glowing sphere. Biollante
felt it explode against her face. Although it inflicted no visible
wounds, it was strong enough to give Biollante a concussion.
A helpless Ultraman watched on as his largest ally fell.
The Gyaos haven't attacked yet. Gamera knew they
alone could destroy him and his friends. If he didn't think
of something soon, they'd be nothing but corpses come morning.
Flames hissed in the back of Gamera's throat. The Guardian of
the Universe decided it would be best to pay Iris a visit. If
he could kill him, then perhaps the Gyaos would kill each other
long before they noticed him. Gamera's legs disappeared in columns
of smoke. Azure flames propelled Gamera into the dark heavens.
A few Gyaos flew down to meet him, cackling like crows. They
were taunting him. Gamera disintegrated them with his fireballs.
Balls of burning plasma lit up the night sky, acting like a
beacon to the Gyaos swarm. The burning Gyaos carcasses never
hit the ground. Gyaos were well-known for their cannibalistic
tendencies. Gamera flew through the Gyaos horde, clawing the
reptilian vultures aside. None of them attacked. Gamera's heart
was racing. He had fought these devils all his life. Not once
did they ever demonstrate such patience. They were like ravenous
locust, driven by an insatiable hunger. Gamera sensed a greater
hand at work here. Iris really was controlling the Gyaos. As
Gamera approached a clearing--akin to the eye of a storm--he
finally located Iris. Suspended in midair, surrounded by his
four wavering tentacles, Iris boomed a challenge to the Guardian
of the Universe. Gamera accepted. He tucked his head and limbs
into his shell, spinning like a flying saucer. On command, dozens
of Gyaos sliced the winds with their sonic beams. They bounced
off Gamera's shell, ripping other Gyaos apart. Iris braced himself;
Gamera crashed into the false prophet, spinning so fast he pushed
Iris across the night sky. Iris felt the frigid winds overlap
him as he prepared to put a stop to this. Using his scythe appendage,
Iris thrusted it so hard it tore into Gamera's spinning shape.
Gamera cried out as he came to a halt. Both monsters continued
to soar through the air. But this time Iris was in control.
All four tentacles lashed out as Gamera's head emerged out of
its shell. Each of Iris's tentacles ended in sharp metallic
ends. Within seconds Iris knocked Gamera unconscious by smacking
him with his tentacles. Green blood dripped from Iris's tentacles
while gravity pulled the comatose guardian down.
"Die!" Akane screamed as Kiryu electrocuted
the cyborg known as Gigan. The bright flashes of light Kiryu's
electric saber emitted blinded all spectators. Gigan thrashed
madly, bashing Kiryu's face with his massive chainsaws. Black
smoke seeped out of the cracks of Gigan's armor. The cyborg
had been turned into an oven. Gigan had enough; he raised his
chainsaws nice and high before bringing them down. Kiryu tried
backpedaling but he wasn't fast enough. Gigan shattered Kiryu's
electric saber, damaging his arm in the process. Akane ignored
the computers as they reported damages she was already aware
of. Thinking quickly, Kiryu uppercutted Gigan's neck with his
drill hand. Gigan's thrust lifted him hundreds of meters above
his robotic foe. Crimson energy seared out of Gigan's one eye,
creating a cloister of explosions. Kiryu ignored the weak attack
and answered with his energy blast. Electricity blazed into
Gigan's chest, inflicting minor damage. On Gigan's chest, two
tiny slits opened. Razor sharp discs launched out. Kiryu deflected
one of them with his drill. The other punctured his left shoulder
with ease. Akane couldn't believe how effortlessly those discs
had punched through Kiryu's armor. Gigan watched Kiryu's damaged
arm sizzling with smoke. The cyborg shrieked with laughter.
Kiryu found out why the hard way. Gigan's discs were homing
weapons, designed to cut their target apart repeatedly. Kiryu
tried deflecting them with his drill. But he missed them both.
The discs cleaved their way out of Kiryu's chest, returning
to their master. Akane surveyed the damage; the Absolute Zero
Cannon might have been damaged. Kiryu dropped to his knees,
bellowing a digital cry. Akane couldn't worry about the condition
of their most powerful weapon. The goal was to survive in the
here and now. Gigan answered by firing his discs again. Kiryu
tried shooting them down with his electric beam. It was enough
to interfere with the electromagnetic frequencies Gigan used
to control one. But the other grazed Kiryu's mouth and cheek.
Akane panicked as her beloved fighting machine went down in
Molten fireballs erupted out of Desghidorah's
three mouths, missing their speeding target. White hot beams
lanced out of Mothra Leo's forehead, stabbing into Desghidorah's
bony armor. Desghidorah's painful shrieks echoed throughout
the region, emboldening Mothra Leo's mission. Imbued with divinity,
Mothra Leo charge tackled Desghidorah. Not even a leviathan
like Desghidorah could keep its footing; Mothra Leo sent the
planet killer flying. Mothra Leo didn't have time to celebrate;
Dagahra's fiery energies mercilessly bombarded the paladin warrior.
Mothra Leo is the most powerful force for good on the planet.
But not even he is invulnerable. Dagahra had burned the deity
with his flames. But Mothra Leo didn't succumb to the searing
sensations. Seeking out the Sea Dragon, Mothra Leo fired a powerful
emerald energy blast out of his abdomen. It drilled Dagahra
deep beneath the earthly crust. Mothra Leo surveyed the impact
crater, hoping Dagahra wasn't dead. With all this power Leo
needed something to hit. There was a putrid flagrance in the
air. It settled after Bagan's defeat. Leo knew it was guilt,
how he wasn't fast enough to save his mother from a gruesome
death. Hatred burned within Mothra Leo's holy heart. And what
happens when a pure hearted soul becomes consumed by rage? Desghidorah
tried shooting Leo down with his molten fireballs. He learned
the hard way what happens. Leo unloaded a seemingly endless
wave of energy. Desghidorah was one of the most durable creatures
in the cosmos. But not even he could wade through the sea of
blistering heat. Mothra Leo watched the gaunt dragon fall. Preparing
to unleash another wave, Mothra Leo didn't expect Dagahra to
return so soon. The Sea Dragon slammed into Leo like a rocket,
clamping his jaws around Mothra's underbelly. Mothra Leo's rage
drowned out whatever pain he might have been experiencing. Energy
bolts rippled out of Mothra Leo's wings, torching Dagahra. Dagahra
was infamous for having a high tolerance for pain. So when Dagahra
released his grip, Mothra Leo knew he wasn't holding back. On
the eve of his arrogance, Mothra Leo discovered his folly; Dagahra
shot the benign deity at point blank in the face. Mothra Leo
shaked off the heat. But Dagahra was quick to pounce on the
giant moth, pushing him downwards. When he hit earth, Leo felt
the ground smash into him. Dagahra glared at the creature pinned
beneath his mighty paws. Blue lightning pulsated around his
shoulders. Large horns grew out of where sacs designed to shoot
his acid spewing barem used to be. Mothra Leo's multifaceted
eyes witnessed Dagahra's transformation. It looked like Leo
had greatly underestimated his opponents. Desghidorah stomped
over to where Leo was trapped. There was only one thing Leo
could do. Mothra Leo's body started glowing bright. Dagahra
and Desghidorah were about to fire. Suddenly, Leo exploded into
thousands of tiny glowing moths. Dagahra and Desghidorah roared
in displeasure as the tiny moths buried their burning bodies
into their hides. Finally, a blinding light enveloped them both.
A powerful shockwave blew them back, heralding Mothra Leo's
reformation. Leo unleashed an onslaught of his holy light. Dagahra
and Desghidorah disappeared in the landscape leveling explosions.
Mothra Leo evaded their attacks with ease. With his foes beaten
to a pulp, Mothra Leo turned his sights to the skies. Accelerating
faster than the speed of sound, Mothra Leo flew into the Gyaos
Godzilla showed no hesitation in the face of
such impossible odds. The King of the Monsters expelled destructive
crimson energies, recoiling from the discharge. The first kaiju
Godzilla hit was Destoroyah; the precambrian terror lost its
upper torso in a cloud of fire, smoke, and exploding flesh.
Destoroyah disappeared in a mist. When it showed itself again
Destoroyah looked as if it had never been harmed. The second
kaiju Godzilla's ray hit was the nefarious SpaceGodzilla. The
cosmic dragon bent light as he warped dimensions, manifesting
a crystallized barrier out of thin air. Godzilla's ray deflected
harmlessly off its reflective surface. The third and last kaiju
Godzilla's ray hit barely noticed he was being attacked. Red
ionized plasma washed over King Ghidorah's golden scales. But
the scales within a microsecond absorbed and manipulated the
power of Godzilla's ray, using it to create an invisible shield.
All King Ghidorah felt was the sweltering heat of Godzilla's
heat beam. To the three-headed dragon, it was nothing compared
to the stars he had traversed upon for eons. Seeing his strongest
attack fail sent a chill up Godzilla's spine. All but one primal
instinct pleaded with Godzilla to run for his life: pride. Godzilla
refused to surrender. That arrogance would cost him dearly.
Destoroyah's flesh dissolving ray blasted Godzilla off his feet.
Godzilla felt the smoldering crater in his chest burn. Destoroyah
marveled at the at damage he had wrought. Wanting to inflict
more damage, Destoroyah bombarded Godzilla with his lavender
hued beams of death. Godzilla spat atomic flames into Destoroyah's
face, forcing the crustacean horror to back off for the time
being. But before Godzilla could rise to his feet, SpaceGodzilla's
corona beam carved into his torso. Godzilla stabbed the earth
with his dorsal spines as he fell. Like before Godzilla's instincts
compelled him to run. But how can he run in this condition?
Corona beams detonated the ground around Godzilla's face. Godzilla
knew SpaceGodzilla was toying with him now. Enraged, Godzilla's
dorsal spines burned red hot, boiling the soil. Godzilla jumped
to his feet, firing his signature attack. SpaceGodzilla watched
with boredom as Godzilla's atomic blast raced to meet him. His
shoulder crystals flashed, acknowledging the wishes of its master.
Once again a crystallized barrier manifested, parting Godzilla's
crimson fire. Godzilla was about to express his frustration
before noticing he was being lifted out of the churning earth.
Godzilla was so caught up in his fight with SpaceGodzilla, he
hadn't even felt Destoroyah's tail latching onto his neck. With
unparalleled strength, Destoroyah threw Godzilla into a nearby
hill. King Ghidorah watched on with great interest. The King
of Terror could see Godzilla's power steadily increasing. The
longer he fights, the stronger he'll become. King Ghidorah was
looking forward to harvesting Godzilla's awesome power. Once
upon a time, Ghidorah visited this world in its infancy. In
that time dinosaurs walked the earth. Ghidorah drove them into
extinction, unintentionally paving the way for Mankind's ancestors.
But it would appear Ghidorah missed a couple dinosaurs.
Amidst the cries of war, King Ghidorah heard
a familiar rhythm. Throughout his wretched existence, Ghidorah
has heard many different heartbeats. But this one he knew belonged
to the avatar of death. Unbeknownst to the waring monsters,
Bagan's heart was slowly regenerating. King Ghidorah was ashamed
to admit how threatened he felt by a mere beating heart. He
wanted to attack it. But Ghidorah knew he wouldn't dare. In
his own twisted way, King Ghidorah secretly envied Bagan. This
is why he has come to pay his respects. Bagan's second coming
was unavoidable. And when the devil is reborn, King Ghidorah
will be there to kill him and take his place.
Kumasogami's burning orbs watched the flames
flicker. Before him was a gigantic hole, believed to be Gomora's
resting place. It was here Kumasogami sprayed him with his explosive
arrows, consuming the horned reptile in a baptism of fire. And
it was here Kumasogami had every reason to believe Gomora was
dead. But when the ground started to shake, the demon quickly
learned he was wrong. Gomora burst out of the soil, burnt skin
shedding from his bulk. With lightning speed, Gomora battered
Kumasogami off his feet with his tail. Kumasogami gritted his
teeth, drooling hot magma as he did. The demon would never underestimate
Gomora again. But Gomora wasn't going to give him another chance.
Burning, seismic energies erupted out of Gomora's horn, crashing
into Kumasogami's chest. Kumasogami screamed as Gomora's ray
broke his chest apart. Kumasogami's molten veins sprayed out
of his shattered chest, scorching the earth it spilt upon. Dark
magics kept the lava pumping within him. Those magics were now
severed. Kumasogami felt his life force pour out of his wound.
With one last act of desperation, Kumasogami swung at Gomora
with his blade. Gomora jumped up at the last second. Kumasogami
cursed the gods for he came this close to slicing open Gomora's
belly. Gomora landed behind the demon. The last thing Kumasogami
heard before being blown to smithereens was Gomora's triumphant
But Gomora's view of the earth turned upside
down. Powerful energy beams had struck him down. And now Gomora
was struggling to his feet, searching for his new enemy. Dagahra
howled a challenge in the open. The confident Sea Dragon saw
no need to hide his position. Gomora stood upright, shaking
from the fatigue of battle. Like a lion on the prowl, Dagahra
crawled to meet Gomora. Gomora tried intimidating Dagahra by
roaring at him. Dagahra seared Gomora's neck with an energy
blast. Gomora charged, wanting nothing more than to gore Dagahra
with his horn. But energy beams flashed out of Dagahra's mouth
and shoulder spikes, leveling Gomora like before. Burning flesh
assailed Gomora's nostrils. It made him queasy. Gomora tried
getting back up. But his muscles were burning, his bones aching.
He didn't have any more energy left. Dagahra's shoulder spikes
split open, firing a volley of barem. The tiny starfish-shaped
organisms clung to Gomora's flesh, secreting acid specifically
designed to trigger his pain receptors. The pain was so excruciating,
Gomora wanted to die.
Megaguirus relentlessly slashed at the warrior
of light known as Ultraman. Glowing blood oozed out of Ultraman's
grotesque cuts. Ultraman flipped backwards, narrowly avoiding
one of Megaguirus's pincer claws. He threw a spinning energy
disc into Megaguirus's face, but the giant insect blurred out
of harm's way. Not one second later, Megaguirus appeared behind
her wounded foe, and attacked. Ultraman was sent hurtling face
first into the earth. Rolling over, Ultraman fired his specium
ray, a super-charged ray designed to ignite the molecules in
animate and inanimate objects alike. It essentially turned them
into ticking time bombs. But strong enough foes have overcome
Ultraman's signature attack before. Megaguirus found another
way by evading it altogether. Megaguirus suspended herself above
Ultraman, flapping her wings rapidly. Sonic vibrations reverberated
off her wings, bringing Ultraman to his knees. He tried covering
his hidden ears, but he couldn't block the sound out. When the
agonizing sounds ceased, Ultraman was clobbered by Megaguirus's
tail. Ultraman clenched the blood soaked dirt, fighting to stay
alive. Slowly, Megaguirus hovered towards him, her bulbous red
eyes wide with delight. Her sharp jagged fangs tasted the air,
hungering for Ultraman's blood. She readied the stinger at the
tip of her tail. But right as she thrusted it, it embedded itself
deep into the earth. Ultraman had vanished out of thin air!
Megaguirus panicked, thrashing madly to liberate her stinger.
In a flash of light, Ultraman reappeared behind the oversized
dragonfly, having saved his life by teleporting. With incredible
accuracy, Ultraman atomized Megaguirus's wings with his energy
attacks. Megaguirus crashed into the earth, taken aback by how
quickly the tides of battle had turned on her. She screeched
her disapproval. But when a large shadow fell over her, Megaguirus
stopped by staring in awe and disbelief. Biollante hunched over
Megaguirus, her gaping maw dripping with acid. Ultraman watched
Biollante clamp her massive jaws over the writhing Megaguirus,
crushing the life out of her. He'd be lying if he said he didn't
enjoy what he saw.
But the fates were cruel. Flames split the ground
beneath Biollante asunder, summoning hellfire. Within seconds
Biollante was burning to death, her massive size consumed by
raging fires. Ultraman transmuted his hands, alchemically creating
a hose to shoot water at Biollante in the insane hope of dowsing
the flames. Ultraman rarely used this technique. It was risky
bonding the tools of his armor with his flesh. But Ultraman
had no other choice. Even if Biollante somehow miraculously
survived the conflagration, she wouldn't be much help to his
coalition. Six red eyes emerged from the darkness, focusing
on Ultraman. Molten fireballs shot out of three mouths, singeing
Ultraman's backside. Ultraman answered by twirling around, blasting
Desghidorah with his specium ray. Desghidorah cried out while
sparks and explosions danced across his body. The three-headed,
four-legged brute quickly recovered. Even while burning to death,
Biollante proved her worth; sharp tendrils acted like spears,
harpooning Desghidorah's thick hide. After penetrating Desghidorah's
flesh, the tendrils excreted their acetic blood. With acid coursing
through his veins, Desghidorah's painful roars could be heard
for miles. Desghidorah's body crackled, obliterating Biollante's
vines with an energy pulse. Light manifested within the palm
of Ultraman's hand. The warrior of light sprinted to meet Desghidorah
head on, determined to cut off one of his necks with an energy
attack. Desghidorah's middle head had other ideas; a jet of
fire seared the air, splitting the earth beneath Ultraman open.
Ultraman saw the fiery pits of hell reaching for him. He disappointed
them by flying hundreds of feet into the air. Ultraman planned
a counterattack, not wanting to abandon Biollante in her time
of need. But to his dismay, filthy talons slashed into his face.
Ghoulish cackles told Ultraman everything he needed to know
about how much danger he was in. Three Gyaos circled Ultraman
like vultures. Only unlike vultures, the Gyaos attacked their
meals whether they were healthy or dying. Ultraman felt their
jagged teeth bury into his flesh. Ultraman struggled not to
shout, knowing his screams would embolden the Gyaos. Ultraman
fired his charged energy attack, punching a burning hole through
a Gyaos's chest. It died instantly. The other two savagely clawed
into Ultraman. Even in his deteriorated state, Ultraman was
a powerful warrior. But not even he could overcome two Gyaos
by his lonesome. All he could do was hold them off. But when
Ultraman's color timer started to flash--signaling death was
imminent--Ultraman realized he didn't have much time left.
Chainsaws bounced off Kiryu's arm in a shower
of sparks. Kiryu was hunched over as he tried backpedaling to
safety. But Gigan advanced, swinging wildly. Kiryu blocked most
of his blows. But of the ones he failed to stop? Chainsaws bit
into Kiryu's armor, forcing pieces of it to scatter into the
wind. Sweat permeated Akane's face. She tried not to blink even
when it dripped into her eyes. Kiryu's damaged mouth opened,
discharging electrical energies into Gigan's face. It was enough
to make the cyborg retreat. But Kiryu didn't have enough time
to recuperate. A spinning drill clobbered Kiryu off its feet.
Computers inside Kiryu's cockpit brought up live footage of
a charred Megalon. The God of Seatopia berated the fallen robot
with its laughter. Gigan returned to persuade Megalon to continue
his attack. Megalon responded by banging Kiryu's back with his
drills. Kiryu tried defending himself; Megalon smashed one of
his eyes. The impact shattered its contact lens, revealing the
yellow optic mechanism within. It didn't diminish Kiryu's vision
of the battlefield. Instead it was more akin to a battle scar.
Gigan and Megalon attacked simultaneously; Kiryu caught their
sharp arms. His damaged hand started falling apart as Gigan's
chainsaws revved faster and faster. Kiryu's rocket thrusters
ignited, blasting the machine hundreds of feet into the air.
In midair, Kiryu kicked Megan and Gigan's heads in as he twisted
his body around in circles. Gigan was tired of playing these
games. Wanting to finish this fight once and for all, his chest
ports slit open. Before the cyborg could fire its homing discs,
Kiryu improvised. Right as Megalon fired one of his napalm balls,
Kiryu caught it and shoved it into Gigan's mouth. Kiryu dropped
down, kicking Gigan's legs out from under him. The discs sliced
the air above Kiryu, missing him by an inch. The napalm ball
detonated, annihilating Gigan's head in a gigantic explosion.
With their navigational systems scrambled, the discs selected
Megalon as their target. A confused Megalon didn't know what
to do. Kiryu turned around in time to see the discs slice through
Megalon's throat. It wasn't enough to decapitate the Seatopian
God. It was, however, enough to kill him instantly. Akane breathed
a sigh of relief. Kiryu wasn't out of this fight yet. But as
twisted shadows fell over the magnificent robot, Akane knew
her luck was about to run out. Several Gyaos descended, shrieking
madly at the artificial being. It had no sustenance to offer
them. Its destruction would have to do.
Gamera regained consciousness right as he hit
the ground. The impact rattled the area, attracting unwanted
attention. Gamera knew he was about to be attacked when felt
steady vibrations in the earth. Too weak to fight back, all
Gamera could do was brace himself. Flames shot out of Desghidorah's
middle head, engulfing Gamera in a sea of fire. Gamera summoned
what little energy he had left. Green blood dripped out of his
torn body. But when Gamera expanded his mind, the fire felt
like an extension of his body. He manipulated it, absorbing
it into himself. In ways not yet understood by science, Gamera
used the flames to heal his superficial wounds, and rejuvenate
his awesome power. Gamera let loose a powerful roar. Desghidorah
answered with a barrage of molten fireballs. The burning projectiles
missed Gamera, decorating the landscape in blinding explosions.
Gamera felt the adrenaline rush. With newfound power coursing
through his body, the Guardian of the Universe was fighting
at full strength once more. Gamera parted his jaws, separating
them with hissing flames. Desghidorah felt Gamera's fireballs
explode against his armored hide. The three-headed titan felt
his skin sizzle. The damage was minimal at best. Gamera moved
to change that. But before he could sink his teeth into DesgGhidorah,
a blinding flash of light repelled both from attacking. When
the light died, Gamera caught a glimpse of an electromagnetic
blast ripping Desghidorah apart. The resulting explosion was
immense even by kaiju standards. Desghidorah didn't have time
to roar in pain. Within seconds, his body parts were scattered.
A smoldering impact crater marked the spot of his demise. Gamera
searched for his unseen savior, wanting to thank him. Maybe
it was Mothra Leo? But when Gamera located Desghidorah's killer,
he realized Legion was anything but a savior. The alien creature
was much like an insect. Only unlike all other known insects--or
any other creature for that matter--on earth, Legion was a silicon
based organism. Scientists have known about and studied the
anatomy of other aliens for years. Their compositions weren't
too difficult to understand. But Legion? She was an anomaly.
And a destroyer.
Gamera wasted no time. Fireballs erupted out
of his mouth, searing into Legion's electromagnetic shield.
Electricity rippled out of Legion's armlike appendages, destabilizing
Gamera's fireballs. Gamera rammed into Legion, using his flight
propulsion as an added boost. He wanted to grind Legion with
his claws, smash her to a pulp with his great strength. It was
like trying to stop a train by throwing a rock at it. Gamera
hit Legion so hard, it would've overpowered any other monster.
But Legion stopped him in his tracks. It went without saying
if Gamera, one of the strongest monsters on Earth, couldn't
make Legion budge then everyone was in big trouble. Legion thought
about crucifying the life protector with her sharp appendages.
Instead she elected to rise up on her hind legs and fall back
down, crashing her enormous bulk into Gamera. Gamera hit the
ground so hard, it hurt him more than when he fell from the
sky. Bone piercing spears tore into Gamera, pinning him down.
Gamera watched on helplessly as Legion hunched over, her twin
horns surging with electromagnetic power. The very same power
that killed Desghidorah in one hit. Gamera knew the cold realm
of oblivion all too well. He's died before. But the chances
of returning from the dead this time? Unlikely. Prism Beams
stabbed into Legion's thick face, showering it in sparks and
flames. Distracted, Legion turned to face her new attacker,
firing her electromagnetic blast as she did. Her beam exploded
harmlessly in the darkness. Circling hundreds of feet above
Legion, Battra blasted her with his energy blasts. They didn't
hurt her. No, they were fireworks to her. Legion didn't see
the world in the way humans do. Her kind respond to energy signatures.
Most life forms looked like light in her eyes. But electronic
devices, energies, and attacks? They were as bright as stars
to her. So when Battra bombarded her body with his Prism Beams,
Legion was mesmerized by the pretty lights. Battra knew his
attacks were ineffective. But he had to save Gamera. Of all
Earth's protectors, Battra understood Gamera the most. Even
if he treasured the human race, Gamera ultimately cared more
for the Earth. Battra saw him as a worthy beneficiary, one he'd
risk his own life to save. Legion grew weary of this engagement.
She felt her children--more like soldiers--stirring in her chest.
Sending an electronically transmitted signal, Legion commanded
her swarm to attack. Thousands of Legion's man-sized soldiers
flew out of her breast, flying to meet Battra in battle. Battra
unleashed hell, incinerating several dozens at a time. But their
numbers were overwhelming. Battra watched them attack from many
different angles. At first the Dark Mothra repelled them with
his electric shocks. But the hundreds attacking his body soon
became thousands. With so many of Legion's soldiers cutting
into his flesh, Battra couldn't react fast enough to defend
himself. Gamera watched on helplessly as most of Battra's flesh
was devoured. Soon a bleeding husk of a carcass was all that
remained of a once valiant guardian. Gamera quietly prayed for
Battra's spirit. Legion had no feelings on the matter whatsoever.
This only emboldened Gamera's quest to avenge his fallen comrade.
Fire churned in the back of his maw. Legion analyzed Gamera's
intentions, realizing he was too close for her shield to work.
Summoning the swarm, Legion sought to kill Gamera the same way
she killed Battra. But the swarm couldn't heed her summons fast
enough. Gamera launched a fireball into Legion's chest, exterminating
the next batch of her soldiers. Wracked with pain, Legion backpedaled.
Screeching her alien sonic cry, Legion commanded her swarm to
show no mercy. Gamera saw the crater burning in Legion's chest.
He had gravely wounded her. The time for a tactical retreat
was now. Flames and smoke shot out his leg sockets, propelling
Gamera out of Legion's clutches. But he was far from safe.
Descending rapidly from the sky, Iris blindsided
Gamera by drilling him deep into the earth with his feet. Iris
bellowed a booming challenge to the Guardian of the Universe.
Gamera crawled out of the ground, struggling to his feet. Iris
stood in the darkness, his tentacles poised to attack at any
given moment. Legion and her swarm loomed menacingly behind
Gamera. Gamera found himself caught in a crossfire. Legion and
Iris cared little for the other. So when Legion commanded her
swarm to kill Gamera and Iris, the Mutated Gyaos summoned a
horde of his own. Several Gyaos immediately flew down to protect
Iris. Gamera knew they'd rip him apart before ever having the
chance to kill each other. Legion's horns separated, conjuring
electromagnetic energies. Her swarm moved in to attack. Iris's
tentacles charged their sonic beams, warping light and sound.
His Gyaos slaves did the same. Gamera had to think fast. Firing
up his jet propulsions, Gamera ascended quickly at supersonic
speeds. Electromagnetic blasts, sonic beams, and thousands of
kaiju devouring space bugs obscured the earth beneath him. Gamera
tucked himself into his shell, spun rapidly in circles, and
sliced a Gyaos in half. Then he popped his head out, pummeling
the flashing earth below with fireballs. Flames engulfed the
region, eradicating Legion's swarm and the several Gyaos. Legion's
azure hued eyes burned blood red. Iris's sonic beams had punctured
her thick exoskeleton. But Legion in turn had vaporized all
but one of Iris's tentacles, badly maiming the Mutated Gyaos's
body in the process. With flames crackling all around them,
the two titans squared off. Gamera landed in-between them, eager
to watch both of them burn.
Bagan's heartbeat pounded in slow rhythms. It
sensed another deep within the earth, craving its flesh. For
hours, it hid in the womb of the planet, waiting patiently for
the time to be right. While its brethren fought and died, Baragon
kept itself safe. But its insatiable appetite had reached its
limits. Tunneling to the surface, Baragon found its prey. Wiggling
its big thin ears, Baragon sensed now was the perfect time to
eat. More arrogant creatures might have saw this as something
to brag about. Eating the heart of the most dangerous creature
to ever stalk creation? Life would be indebted to whoever or
whatever slew Bagan. But these things didn't occur to Baragon.
All he saw was a helpless meal. While the horn stabbing into
it would be a problem, Baragon was perfectly willing to take
the risk by eating around it. And so he bit into Bagan's heart,
devouring the heart of the dragon. The dark power of Bagan coursed
through Baragon's veins, amplifying its hunger tenfold.
Spirals energized Godzilla's crimson ray, blasting
a sizable hole in the ground in front of SpaceGodzilla. Pillars
of fire and clouds of dirt obscured SpaceGodzilla's vision,
stopping him from erecting a shield in time. Godzilla's heat
ray blasted through the haze, incinerating the skin off SpaceGodzilla's
chest. Steam sizzled off SpaceGodzilla's exposed crystallized
sternum. Brimming with nuclear power, Godzilla fired at third
shot. This time SpaceGodzilla was hurtled backwards. While falling
down, SpaceGodzilla's malleable corona beam plunged into Godzilla's
neck. Godzilla felt the cosmic energies shredding his flesh.
Staggering in his stance, Godzilla shot his fallen space clone,
enveloping him in plumes of fire. With most of his skin fried,
SpaceGodzilla's crystallized skeletal structure glinted in the
crackling flames. It'd take hours for him to regenerate the
damage. Godzilla's dorsal spines pulsated a burning red glow.
One more hit should do it. But Destoroyah's oxygen destroyer
ray lanced into Godzilla's shoulder, bringing the King of Monsters
down. Godzilla's feral eyes opened, seeing Destoroyah descending
rapidly before slamming its bulk into his body. Destoroyah hit
Godzilla so hard, the King of the Monsters was buried hundreds
of feet deep. The smell of the blood soaked earth assailed Godzilla's
nostrils. But within a heartbeat, Destoroyah's tail hooked into
his neck, and lifted him into the air. Godzilla weakly grasped
Destoroyah's armored tail, trying in vain to break free. He
felt Destoroyah's micro-oxygen dissolve his skin and strip it
of its energy. Digging deep, Godzilla summoned enough energy
to spray his radioactive fire once more. It blasted Destoroyah's
chest wide open, spilling green blood and shredded organs all
over the place. Destoroyah's tail dragged Godzilla to his knees
in retaliation. The sharp horn on Destoroyah's forehead glowed
an eerie orange-reddish luminance. As Destoroyah leaned over,
swiping an energy katana out of its horn, Godzilla prepared
for a painful demise. But Rodan intervened; the mutated pterodactyl
flew between the dueling monsters, slicing Destoroyah's neck
and tail apart with his wings. This unexpected attack threw
Destoroyah off balance. Before Destoroyah regained its equilibrium,
Rodan's shockwaves pummeled the crustacean nightmare. Too overwhelmed,
Destoroyah broke apart into trillions of microorganisms. It
disappeared in a cloud of white smoke. Rodan's timely save gave
Godzilla enough time to get back on his feet and win this fight.
Godzilla and Rodan focused now on the sinister King Ghidorah.
The golden dragon stared at them both with mixed interest. They
were insects to him. But they didn't know that yet.
Godzilla snarled. Rodan flew into the skies,
acknowledging Godzilla's request. The giant pterodactyl dove
behind King Ghidorah, pecking at its back with his sharp beak.
It was like trying to stab a rock with a toothpick. King Ghidorah
whacked him away with one of his wings. The three-headed dragon
felt strange vibrations in the earth. Godzilla was charging
at his top running speed. Unlike most kaiju, who'd flee at the
sight of an attacking Godzilla, King Ghidorah stayed his ground.
Godzilla slammed into King Ghidorah at full speed, pushing the
golden dragon backwards. Then Godzilla snapped at one of Ghidorah's
necks with his teeth, biting them with his immense jaw strength.
Ghidorah's neck muscles were one of the strongest in the universe.
So it took no great deal of effort on his part to break free.
Godzilla swatted at King Ghidorah, his powerful claws bouncing
off the golden dragon's armored scales. A mocking chorus of
laughter emanated out of Ghidorah's three mouths. Anger flashed
in Godzilla's eyes. The atomic reptile wrestled with the space
demon, prompting King Ghidorah to manipulate gravity in order
to fly upwards. Earth scientists were baffled by the laws of
gravity, unable to truly comprehend what forces make it work.
So imagine the sheer terror scientists--and the rest of humanity--felt
when they discovered King Ghidorah not only manipulates gravity,
he unlocked its secrets. What was once considered a dangerous
space predator in the minds of billions had transformed into
the harbinger of death, a sickening sentient being driven insane
by the primordial laws of an unforgiving universe. It's believed
King Ghidorah has manipulated gravity to destroy countless worlds
and civilizations in the past. Perhaps the space dragon threw
a world off its axis. Maybe he eradicated the atmosphere. Whatever
the answer, Mankind was not eager to learn the truth. Neither
were Earth's monsters.
King Ghidorah ascended higher into the night
sky. Many have confessed at how King Ghidorah was to them one
of the most beautiful and terrifying creatures they've ever
seen. But at night it was easier to see the creature for what
it truly was: a monster. Rodan tried knocking it out of the
sky with his shockwaves. But Ghidorah's gravity manipulations
prevented that from happening. Atomic energy enriched Godzilla's
dorsal spines. Molten hot energies spewed out of Godzilla's
maw, crashing harmlessly into King Ghidorah's barrier. Rodan
joined the attack, striking the three-headed dragon with a beam
of his own. Both attacks failed. King Ghidorah launched a counterattack;
each of his golden wings were laced with sharp protrusions.
They acted like claws in physical confrontations. But they had
another purpose. Crimson lightning bolts blazed out of the protrusions,
burning most of Rodan's flesh. The giant pterodactyl crashed
and burned. King Ghidorah's six red eyes focused on Godzilla.
Godzilla curled his upper lip, warning the dragon not to attack.
King Ghidorah's three jaws opened, firing gravity guided yellow
hued beams. The gravity beams lanced into Godzilla, igniting
his flesh and bone. Godzilla writhed in pain as he burst into
flames. The King of the Monsters tried extinguishing the flames
by rolling around in the earth. It didn't help much. King Ghidorah
flew across the night sky, knowing his patience would soon be
rewarded. As Godzilla burned to death, emerald energies constrained
him. King Ghidorah wasn't the only gravity manipulator in the
universe. SpaceGodzilla lifted his counterpart up in his gravity
tornado. Thanks to Godzilla, most of SpaceGodzilla's flesh had
been burned away, revealing his crystal skeleton and the energized
organs beating within. SpaceGodzilla wanted revenge and he will
have it. A gigantic crystal spear sprouted underneath the floating
Godzilla. Rodan squinted his eyes. Too weak to intervene, Rodan
watched helplessly as SpaceGodzilla commanded gravity to slam
Godzilla into the crystal spear. With fire continuing to eat
away at his skin, Godzilla felt the crystal weapon pierce his
heart. And he was left dangling on the spear, roasting to death.
A few minutes ago, Ultraman was fending off several
Gyaos in the sky. He retreated to the surface, finding Kiryu
trapped in the same predicament. Now the two were working together,
shielding one as the other attacked the reptilian vultures.
Both were severely injured; Ultraman's color timer was flashing
rapidly. If he didn't recharge in Earth's atmosphere in the
next few minutes, he'll die. It didn't help much that he was
bleeding profusely. Kiryu was in a similar situation. Gigan
and Megalon exhausted most of his energy and damaged a great
deal of his armor. One well placed Gyaos sonic beam would cut
him to ribbons. So the two heroes fought on, using pain as a
deterrence. Killing a Gyaos would take too much time and effort.
But their battle was attracting the attention of other Gyaos.
If they didn't exterminate them soon, more would arrive. Their
prayers were quickly answered; energy arrays mutilated the Gyaos
effortlessly. Mothra Leo appeared over Ultraman and Kiryu. With
the Gyaos threat temporarily lifted, the trio moved to help
their other allies. Mothra Leo transformed into thousands of
mini-glowing moths, cleansing Gomora of his barem infestation.
Kiryu and Ultraman launched a combined attack, repelling the
sea menace known as Dagahra. Gomora could barely stand. Kiryu
helped him do so. With quite possibly his only chance to rejuvenate
his power, Ultraman shot up into the night sky, using every
bit of his power to keep the Gyaos away. Within moments, Ultraman
was in the atmosphere harnessing sunlight. Mothra Leo, Gomora,
and Kiryu waited impatiently for him to return. After a few
minutes, Ultraman returned with his power restored. But his
body was still injured. Ultraman's restored power was already
diminishing, seeping out of his wounds. To survive, Ultraman
would have to find shelter and rest. But now wasn't the time
for rest. The others needed him now more than ever.
Legion's massive legs acted like spears as they
were launched at the Mutated Gyaos, but they were deflected
at the last second by Iris's equally impressive arm spurs. Gamera
saw an opening, thrusting his wrist blade deep into Iris's armored
chest. Iris's lone tentacle twisted in front of Gamera, shooting
out one of his eyes with its sonic beam. Gamera stumbled backwards,
wailing in misery. Legion advanced upon the Mutated Gyaos, taking
advantage of its distraction. The silicon based alien slammed
its body into Iris, pinning the demonic beast. Legion wanted
to annihilate Iris at point blank. But when Gamera's fireball
detonated against her exoskeleton, giving Iris the chance to
impale her already damaged chest with one of his scythes, Legion
knew the opportunity was lost. Iris sent his scythe deeper,
piercing Legion's gas compressed system. When Legion started
thrashing around she nearly freed herself of Iris's blade. But
Iris wasn't the one she needed to fear. Spinning rapidly, Gamera
separated the two monsters. He bashed and fried them with his
spinning shell and blue-silvery propulsion flames. That's when
Iris and Legion decided to temporarily put aside their differences
to eliminate Gamera. One of Legion's sharp legs harpooned the
airborne turtle, striking it hard enough to make him fall. Iris
slapped Gamera's face with his tentacle. Within seconds, Gamera
found himself overwhelmed by the two stronger monsters. Their
unholy union would bring about his destruction soon enough.
Suddenly, a combined assault from Mothra Leo, Gomora, Kiryu,
and Ultraman saved Gamera's life. Lying in scorched earth, Iris
and Legion were stunned by the unexpected onslaught. But there
was no time for the protectors of earth to celebrate. Not with
King Ghidorah, Dagahra, SpaceGodzilla, and Destoroyah surrounding
Baragon swallowed most of Bagan's heart, gnawing
at the horn that had impaled it earlier. He was panicking; the
assembly of evil monsters filled his heart with terror. Baragon
wanted to return to the womb of the earth and survive the oncoming
apocalypse. But Baragon's hunger would soon bring about his
demise. Inside his stomach, Bagan's heart acted like a sponge.
At first it absorbed Baragon's blood. But when it started devouring
organs, Baragon realized he had made a mistake. The heart pulled
the horn down, slicing Baragon's neck, chest, and belly open
like butter. No entrails or blood spilled out. There was none
left. Bagan's heart had consumed most of Baragon's internal
system. Demonic energies rearranged Baragon's genetic structure.
The bones in Baragon's arms snapped to the surface, replacing
its skin. Baragon died a slow and painful death, its body hijacked
by the stalker of life. Bagan's heart had found a new host.
And now with his old body completely restored, the second coming
of Bagan was nigh.
Mothra Leo shot his strongest ray in his arsenal
at the dreaded King Ghidorah. The three-headed dragon's thick
golden scales repelled it with a barrier of light. With a single
gravity bolt, Ghidorah blasted a hole into one of Mothra Leo's
wings. Gamera tried avenging his comrade with a fireball barrage.
But his fireballs were prematurely detonated by SpaceGodzilla's
corona beams. Dagahra pummeled the Guardian of the Universe
with his energy salvo. Ultraman jumped in front of him, summoning
what little energy he had left to erect a shield. Kiryu and
Iris exchanged blows; Iris whacked Kiryu repeatedly with his
tentacle, while Kiryu attempted to disembowel him with its drill.
When Kiryu moved in too close, Iris lunged at him with scythes.
Kiryu activated his jet thrusters, blasting out of Iris's reach.
But Kiryu was anywhere but safe. Destoroyah's oxygen destroying
ray washed over his backside, blasting it apart. Kiryu pushed
off the earth, refusing to become a victim. Destoroyah studied
Kiryu, wondering how much punishment can it take before giving
up. Destoroyah was too eager to find out. But Gomora had other
plans; the horned saurian jumped in front of Destoroyah, whipping
his tail into its demented face. Destoroyah responded by bouncing
his face off Gomora's skull. Gomora fell next to Kiryu, dazed.
Soon Mothra Leo, Gamera, and Ultraman were overwhelmed. Knowing
the time was right, King Ghidorah flew high above the battlefield.
Iris ordered the Gyaos not to attack, knowing his soldiers would
be slaughtered. Iris knew they were starving. If he kept them
waiting any longer, all would be caught in their killing frenzy.
SpaceGodzilla's gaze ascended towards King Ghidorah, wondering
why he had chosen sanctuary in the scorched skies. It didn't
take long for him to find out why.
A soul piercing roar ended the battle. While
Gamera and the others felt their spines shudder, Iris searched
for the source. Only it found him. Bagan's claw effortlessly
pierced his back, shoving Iris's heart out his chest for him
to see. Blackness greeted Iris, welcoming him to oblivion. SpaceGodzilla
watched the Mutated Gyaos die. The reaction was immediate. Thousands
of Gyaos celebrated their freedom, cutting the earth asunder
with their sonic beams. They felt indebted to Bagan, pledging
their allegiance to the dragon god. Bagan glared at the disgusting
reptiles. They were the most hideous creatures he had ever seen.
It wasn't their appearance that made them so disgusting. No,
it was their habits. They were bloodthirsty, killing machines.
Living plagues. If Bagan could show emotion, he would've smiled
with joy. He accepted the Gyaos swarm as his army. And when
this was all over, he'd set them loose across the globe. Bagan
saw Earth's protectors, recognizing them as his sworn enemies.
He'd see to it that they die slowly. It was then Bagan saw the
others. He had never felt so much sin in other living beings.
SpaceGodzilla and Destoroyah glared at him. Dagahra gritted
his teeth. Legion twitched her bladed arms and legs. Finally,
Bagan made eye contact with King Ghidorah, and knew at once
why they were here. Bagan roared with laughter. These fools
were here to steal his mantle! Bagan barked a menacing challenge.
Let them try to usurp his infamous crown.
Gravity beams rained from the sky, stabbing into
the malevolent Bagan. Bagan howled not in pain but in pleasure.
King Ghidorah responded with his crimson lightning bolts, covering
Bagan head-to-toe. SpaceGodzilla joined in the assault, firing
arrow shaped crystals at the demonic beast. They shattered on
impact, exploding in great balls of light. Dagahra's energy
beams carved into the devil. But when the smoke cleared, Bagan
was unimpressed. Even with his boiled flesh dripping off the
side of his body, Bagan grinned in excitement. This shouldn't
take too long. Legion's electromagnetic blast took him by surprise,
blasting a gigantic chunk out of him. Bagan fell to one knee,
taken aback by Legion's crippling attack. Already regenerating
the damage, Bagan knew he had to act fast. Quickly closing the
gap between them, Bagan rushed into Legion's face, snapping
her horns off like twigs with his monstrous strength. Legion
screeched in alarm. The alien succumbed to its immense pain
by falling face first into the dirt. Superheated energies slashed
into Bagan's spine. Bagan groaned as the energies cauterized
the wound, infecting it with micro-oxygen. A milky white substance
subdued Bagan's spinal column, forcing him to lose his balance.
Destoroyah taunted Bagan with its mischievous chuckles. The
precambrian horror took all the credit for Bagan's suffering.
Bagan paid his respects by incinerating Destoroyah's face with
hellfire. Dagahra grazed the winds, snapping his jaws into Bagan's
throat. Bagan wrestled with the sea dragon before slashing its
neck open. Dagahra screamed but continued to persist. Bagan
was about to expel his annoying kin until several Gyaos jumped
him, biting and clawing into Dagahra's flesh. Bagan encouraged
his followers to kill every last one of them. Dagahra relinquished
Bagan's throat, and spun rapidly away in circles. Crimson energy
rings erupted out of his spinning shape, cutting apart the Gyaos'
limbs. Two Gyaos landed on opposite sides of SpaceGodzilla,
snapping at him with their jaws. SpaceGodzilla electrocuted
them with his cosmic energy, ignoring the foul odor of their
charred corpses. SpaceGodzilla focused on their new master.
Corona beams slashed into Bagan's torso, drawing blood. Bagan
couldn't retaliate immediately, he was still healing from Legion
and Destoroyah's attacks. Bagan spat white hot flames at SpaceGodzilla.
The cosmic saurian stopped it with his crystal shaped barrier.
In return, SpaceGodzilla's corona beams ruptured Bagan's throat.
As Bagan swallowed his own blood, SpaceGodzilla's crystal spines
transformed into a spiky shell. The cosmic saurian levitated,
choosing to attack from the air. Bagan waited patiently. When
his wounds were fully healed, Bagan jumped up, and impaled SpaceGodzilla's
wounded chest with one of his horns. SpaceGodzilla shrieked
louder when Bagan jabbed his claw into his ravaged chest, slashing
apart his insides. Red electrical bolts zapped Bagan's arm,
making it go numb. SpaceGodzilla used his entire body as a weapon;
a wave of sweltering energy blasted Bagan off of him. The devil
beast landed on his feet. With its face reformed, Destoroyah
returned the favor by spewing its oxygen destroying ray into
Bagan's face. Bagan sprinted into the mutated crustacean, tackling
it. King Ghidorah's gravity beams blew apart Bagan's right shoulder.
Bagan glared at the three-headed dragon, concentrating as he
did. King Ghidorah soon discovered why. Burning diamond shaped
projectiles fell from above, striking King Ghidorah. King Ghidorah
watched on as his barrier deflected the diamond storm. But too
many were striking at once. Eventually, King Ghidorah's barrier
was overwhelmed. As the fiery diamonds punctured the space dragon's
flesh, King Ghidorah felt pain for the first time in his awful
existence. Several Gyaos swarmed Dagahra, stripping the flesh
and muscles from his bones. Despite their best efforts, the
Gyaos couldn't kill Dagahra. Bagan tested that theory by engulfing
him in his hellfire, incinerating his Gyaos slaves in the process.
Smoke steamed off Dagahra's flayed body. With
his eyes burnt out of their sockets, Dagahra was blind. His
muscles bubbled and popped, splashing into the soil. There was
no way Dagahra could continue fighting. And yet he tried. Dagahra
fired his energy blast, permanently injuring his neck. Bagan
shrugged off the weak attack. But his opponent was anything
but weak. Bagan couldn't believe Dagahra was still alive, let
alone fighting back. One more shot from his hellfire would do
the trick. But Bagan had other ideas. Dozens of Gyaos consumed
Dagahra with their shadows, eating him alive.
King Ghidorah and SpaceGodzilla landed on opposite
sides of Bagan. It was an unholy alliance between two unholy
creatures. On any other given day, they would've fought to the
death. But neither could defeat Bagan alone. So they joined
together to fight a greater evil. Now it looked like resistance
was futile. Their allies had been slain. And it looked as if
they were powerless. Mothra Leo begged to differ, blasting Bagan's
vile shape with his holy light. Gamera, Kiryu, Gomora, and Ultraman
joined in. SpaceGodzilla saw them as nothing more than pawns
in a game of chess. For now he'll spare their lives. King Ghidorah
wasn't as compromising; the King of Terror sent a gravity bolt
singeing into Gomora's belly. Gomora collapsed from the pain
and damage. King Ghidorah cackled with delight. But hitting
an unsuspecting creature wasn't enough. So he blasted SpaceGodzilla
off his feet. King Ghidorah relished in the betrayal. He should
seek out alliances to break more often. Bagan acted on King
Ghidorah's betrayal, cutting Kiryu and Gamera down with his
claws. Ultraman and Mothra Leo were too busy seeking vengeance
against King Ghidorah. Even in his injured state, King Ghidorah
barely felt their attacks. So with an extra mouth to spare,
King Ghidorah sent them hurtling backwards with his gravity
bolts. That's when Bagan caught the space demon off guard; Bagan
slammed into King Ghidorah at full force. King Ghidorah sailed
through the air like a bullet, not touching the ground for a
mile. When he finally landed, King Ghidorah didn't rise for
several minutes. Ghidorah couldn't move, he was in so much pain.
At last when he returned to his feet, he did so by manipulating
gravity. He quickly realized he couldn't stand under his own
strength, so he bent gravity to his will once more, using it
to keep him in place. King Ghidorah didn't look broken from
the outside. But beyond his seemingly healthy features, shattered
bones entwined with mangled organs. Blood dripped out of his
three mouths, attracting hordes of Gyaos. Before they could
attack, a vicious bark stopped them. Bagan marched to meet King
Ghidorah, wanting the three-headed dragon to die by his hand
The battle was not only taking its toll on Kiryu,
but on its pilot as well. Akane tasted warm blood in her mouth.
It was minor compared to the headache she felt after King Ghidorah
sent Kiryu tumbling across the earth. According to computer
projections, Kiryu's power was at 28%. There was no time to
return to base to restock on energy and ammo. Either they will
kill Bagan or die trying. But Akane couldn't do this alone.
So she checked up on her monstrous comrades. Mothra Leo was
still fighting in good condition, which was a blessing. Having
rejuvenated his strength, Gamera was fighting at full capacity.
Gomora was seriously injured. Ultraman was bleeding to death,
losing his newly restored power at an alarming rate. But where
were the others? Akane fought back tears when she saw Rodan's
burnt corpse. There was a faint heartbeat. The giant pterodactyl
was barely alive. But what she saw next profoundly disturbed
her. Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, writhed on a crystal
pike as cinders barbecued his skin. This made her hate SpaceGodzilla
even more. It didn't help he was for the time being one of their
Destoroyah launched an all-out attack on the
protectors. Oxygen destroying rays lanced into Gamera, bringing
him down. Destoroyah focused on the dying Ultraman, sensing
he was the weakest. Unholy light flashed from Destoroyah's horn,
blinding Ultraman. But the warrior of light knew what Destoroyah
intended to do. Instinctively, he dodged Destoroyah's energy
wielding horn. Mothra Leo flew to intercept Destoroyah. But
the wings of many Gyaos distracted the noble paladin. As Mothra
Leo waged a one-kaiju war against the Gyaos, lighting up the
night sky as he did, Ultraman struggled to stay alive. Kiryu
jumped to meet Destoroyah in combat, but he bounced off its
thick carapace. Destoroyah clobbered Kiryu with its tail as
an afterthought. On any other given day, Destoroyah knew any
one of these beings could've given it a great fight. All the
more reason why it'd be a good idea to eradicate them all one
at a time. Ultraman wanted to grind Destoroyah's skull with
his hands. But every time his muscles twitched, he lost more
blood. To defeat Destoroyah, he needed a way to keep the crustacean
terror stationary to throw everything he had at it. That's when
an idea popped in his head. Ultraman raised both hands, shaking
profusely. This technique was not unlike King Ghidorah and SpaceGodzilla's
gravity manipulations. Two telekinetic rays jumped out of Ultraman's
fingertips, ensnaring Destoroyah. Confused, Destoroyah howled
as it was lifted into the air, unable to move. That's when Ultraman
launched his attack. Cutting lasers and spinning discs ruptured
Destoroyah's carapace, splattering its green blood all over
the place. Even if it couldn't move that didn't mean Destoroyah
couldn't attack. Destoroyah charged its oxygen destroyer ray,
blasting Ultraman so hard he found himself underground. With
his concentration broken, Destoroyah was free to move. It lumbered
over to the impact crater, looking down at the wounded Ultraman.
Ultraman felt his life slipping away. Destoroyah snarled at
the broken hero, reminding him of his inability to save the
day. Ultraman answered with his specium ray, incinerating one
half of Destoroyah's face. Destoroyah shrieked its hatred at
Ultraman, outraged by his refusal to die. With its horn brimming
with light, Destoroyah brought its energy dagger down. Ultraman
felt a burning sensation from his chest. Destoroyah had sliced
it open. There was no pain at first, Ultraman was in too much
shock. But when Destoroyah powered up its horn for one final
swing, Ultraman didn't think much of it. Pain was an illusion
crafted by the mind, meant to remind you that you're still alive.
Ultraman waited to die with honor. Suddenly, Destoroyah stopped,
its horn powering down. It recoiled from an unseen blow. Ultraman
couldn't believe his eyes! The heroic Gomora embedded his horn
into Destoroyah's back. Gomora's mighty roar was the last thing
Destoroyah would hear for many years. Using his horn as a bridge,
Gomora pumped Destoroyah full of energy. Destoroyah's cries
reverberated throughout the region as it exploded into a cloud
of glowing particles.
King Ghidorah watched Bagan march slowly to meet
him in battle. The King of Terror reflected on his reputation,
how he was the oldest evil in the universe. These worthless
specks known as humans talked about nightmares as if they can
be controlled. King Ghidorah is the embodiment of nightmares
everywhere. And he can neither be tamed nor imprisoned in the
feeble minds of Men. But this devil in disguise known as Bagan
was something greater than any nightmare. It was as if King
Ghidorah dreamt of an abomination and it was made flesh. Although
he'd never admit it, King Ghidorah had a death wish. Life is
meaningless, an anomaly in a sea of chaos. King Ghidorah was
there when the first star lit up the darkness. King Ghidorah
was there long before particles of dust sculpted planets. King
Ghidorah was there long before the first amoeba life form crawled
out of the sea, along with all the other abortions called life.
Understanding the true meaning of existence had driven King
Ghidorah insane. Now he speaks in an arcane language not even
he remembers or understands. But King Ghidorah was no stranger
in the presence of death. And right now, King Ghidorah somehow
knew Bagan was death incarnate. Life and death were two sides
of the same coin. So it was only a matter of time until existence
breathed life into death. King Ghidorah envied Bagan not just
because he was more powerful. It's not even because the cosmos
feared Bagan more than it did Ghidorah. No, King Ghidorah envied
Bagan because unlike everyone else--himself included--Bagan
was meant to be. He had a purpose in life.
Gravity beams tore into Bagan's armored hide.
Bagan waded through King Ghidorah's gravity beams, ignoring
them as they tore his body asunder. The demonic dragon broke
into a sprint, but King Ghidorah was ready for him this time.
Crimson lightning shot out of King Ghidorah's wings, temporarily
blinding Bagan. The couple seconds Bagan spent regenerating
his eyes, Ghidorah put to good use. Bagan's newly healed eyes
searched for his adversary. That's when Ghidorah dropped down
from the sky, burying his feet into Bagan's head. Bagan bent
low enough to touch his feet with his tongue. But he refused
to fall. Ghidorah was shocked by Bagan's indomitable strength.
That dive-bomb would have broken even the mightiest kaiju. Bagan
growled, proving once more he was on a higher plain. Grisly
hands closed around King Ghidorah's ankles, squeezing so hard
they started to pop. King Ghidorah panicked, blasting Bagan
in the face. Bagan yanked King Ghidorah out of the air and into
the cold earth. Red eyes glared down at the three-headed demon.
Bagan wanted to kill him. But his hesitation prevented that
from happening. For the first time in his terrifying existence,
Bagan thought about sparing another life form. This one was
different than the rest. He didn't want to admit it but Bagan
actually liked King Ghidorah. He was the sultan of chaos, born
into madness. King Ghidorah wasn't a child of sin; sin was a
child of King Ghidorah. Bagan recognized King Ghidorah as his
ancestor and inspiration. All the more reason why Bagan should
kill the three-headed monster. It was the only way to truly
appreciate one another in this barbaric universe. White hot
flames glowed in the back of Bagan's gaping maw, steaming the
distorted air. Suddenly, glowing spheres hit and showered Bagan's
backside in light. Crystals emerged out of the fiery light,
sprouting out of Bagan. SpaceGodzilla flew above the two evil
monsters, mocking them with his ear piercing screams. Bagan
gritted his teeth so hard a few of his teeth shattered. Bagan
respected King Ghidorah. He didn't respect the cosmic saurian,
SpaceGodzilla. Bagan heard of this space creature. It was one
of Godzilla's many clones. It was perhaps the most pathetic
in Bagan's eyes. If was a mistake's mistake. SpaceGodzilla's
quest for absolute power was common knowledge, which Bagan found
repulsive. Why would anyone or anything want to rule this pathetic
universe? Why would anyone or anything want to rule over abortions?
SpaceGodzilla wanted to become a new god for the masses to worship
and fear. To Bagan there was only one god to worship: death.
And soon SpaceGodzilla will meet his maker.
White hot flames shot out of Bagan's mouth. SpaceGodzilla
felt the hellfire burn away his skin. While his body struggled
to regenerate the damage--along with the other injuries he had
sustained earlier--SpaceGodzilla discharged his corona beams.
The malleable, scarlet beams skewered Bagan. Bagan's roasted
flesh spilt boiling blood. Crying havoc, Bagan charged the flying
SpaceGodzilla. SpaceGodzilla tried avoiding Bagan by flying
higher up. But the colossal death god jumped up, grazing SpaceGodzilla's
face with his horns. SpaceGodzilla crashed next to King Ghidorah,
awakening the three-headed monster. Ghidorah instinctively spat
gravity beams at his former comrade. SpaceGodzilla roared in
irritation, electrocuting King Ghidorah. The two titans rose
to their feets only to get into a tussle. Despite their best
efforts, neither could overpower the other. Hellfire and scalding
diamonds pummeled them without warning. SpaceGodzilla and King
Ghidorah turned to face an enraged Bagan. The crystals sprouting
out of his back siphoned his energy, feeding their master SpaceGodzilla.
Using Bagan's own power against him, SpaceGodzilla charged white-reddish
corona beams. They were powerful enough to blast Bagan to the
ground. SpaceGodzilla's newly energized corona beams were so
hot, they generated massive amounts of smoke and steam after
hitting Bagan. SpaceGodzilla took vengeance upon King Ghidorah,
stabbing him through the chest with the jagged tip of his tail.
Hearing King Ghidorah's painful screams filled SpaceGodzilla's
heart with pleasure. He pumped the three-headed dragon full
of electricity, shocking the life out of it. Suddenly, Bagan
charged out of the haze of smoke, shattering one of SpaceGodzilla's
shoulder crystals with his head. Enraged, SpaceGodzilla touched
the horn that was still sticking out of Bagan's heart. It conducted
SpaceGodzilla's electricity, zapping Bagan's dark heart. Bagan
furiously swatted SpaceGodzilla aside. Then he focused his attention
on King Ghidorah. Bagan grabbed SpaceGodzilla's tail, which
was nestling inside King Ghidorah's chest. Bagan thrusted the
tail so far, it poked out of King Ghidorah's back. King Ghidorah
screeched as Bagan twisted SpaceGodzilla's tail, tearing the
three-headed dragon's insides apart. King Ghidorah's three mouths
seized the horn in Bagan's chest, twisting it. The pain was
unbearable, forcing Bagan to abandon the fight altogether and
retreat. Bagan fired a supercharged blast, removing King Ghidorah
and SpaceGodzilla from the battle for the time being.
"He's beaten two of the most powerful, evil
monsters we've ever known," Akane whispered in disbelief.
"Bagan, why won't you die?"
Miles away, Bagan shifted his stance. It was
as if he had heard Akane. Bagan's filthy breath steamed the
air. His sharp, blood stained teeth somehow glowed in the dark.
Perhaps someday he will die. But Bagan will see to it that his
enemies died long before he ever does. Stomping to bring about
their doom, Bagan's monstrous roared emboldened the Gyaos swarm.
Their screeching, foul-mouthed bodies obscured the advancing
Bagan from sight. Ultraman didn't even bother to cover his wounds.
The Gyaos already had the scent of his blood. If he tried retreating,
the Gyaos would find him. But Ultraman was no coward. He also
wasn't stupid. There was only one way he could make himself
useful. If he had enough time, Ultraman would've shared his
power with all his allies. But he could only transfer it to
one. All of them saved his life. But it was the one closest
to him now he felt most indebted towards. Gomora saved Ultraman's
life by stopping Destoroyah. So now Ultraman will return the
favor. Ultraman transferred his cosmic power into the wounded
Gomora. All of it. Gomora's eyes surged with incredible power.
It mingled with his genetic structure, jumpstarting its evolution.
Gomora's skin hardened into an incredibly thick plating. Bony
spikes jutted out of his shoulders. His claws grew longer and
sharper by the second. The glow in Ultraman's eyes faded. Before
slipping away into the blackness, Ultraman witnessed the birth
of a new defender of the Earth.
Bagan stopped. This new creature was brimming
with immense power. Bagan cracked his hands in anticipation.
After defeating the likes of Godzilla, King Ghidorah, SpaceGodzilla,
and King Kong without too much effort, Bagan started to wonder
if he'd ever find a worthy foe. Bagan broke into a sprint. EX-Gomora
charged at his top speed. Trembling the earth with their footsteps,
Bagan and EX-Gomora clashed. EX-Gomora matched Bagan blow for
blow, slashing the devil beast with his claws. EX-Gomora drew
first blood. Bagan angrily swatted EX-Gomora's face, leaving
terrible claw marks in its wake. EX-Gomora hesitated for only
a second. Bagan wasn't holding back. The strongest creature
in creation showed no mercy. EX-Gomora wouldn't have it any
other way. There was plenty of energy to spare. EX-Gomora smashed
Bagan's face in repeatedly, dislocating the demon's bottom jaw.
Roaring in frustration, Bagan slammed into EX-Gomora with everything
he had. EX-Gomora was sent hurtling backwards, dragging his
feet into the earth for traction. EX-Gomora came to a halt,
standing tall. Bagan found himself hating EX-Gomora more by
the minute. But nothing could've prepared him for EX-Gomora's
next move. EX-Gomora leaped forward, curling up into a spinning
ball. EX-Gomora bounced off Bagan's face, striking him so hard
Bagan coughed up blood. EX-Gomora uncurled in front of the devil,
shrieking in satisfaction. Bagan planned a counterattack. But
EX-Gomora ruined Bagan's plans by impaling the back of his throat
with his tail. EX-Gomora swung Bagan back and forth with his
tail before chucking him aside. Bagan clenched the earth, snarling
in contempt. Bagan fought back to his feet. EX-Gomora curled
up into a spinning ball, attempting to crash into Bagan like
before. Only this time he was aiming for the horn buried in
Bagan's heart. A direct hit would shove it deeper, possibility
resulting in Bagan's untimely demise. Bagan shielded his chest,
catching EX-Gomora's spinning form in midair. Recoiling from
the impact, Bagan dug his claws into EX-Gomora's spinning shape.
With his claws breaking off, Bagan summoned all his great strength
to throw EX-Gomora straight down. The impact alone made the
earth explode sky high. Standing tall in the newly formed impact
crater, Bagan made EX-Gomora eat dirt with a swift stomp to
the head. EX-Gomora reacted by skewering Bagan's belly with
his tail. Pulling the tail out, Bagan started bludgeoning the
horned super-beast with his fists. Bagan wailed on EX-Gomora,
each blow sounding like a sonic boom. EX-Gomora responded by
clasping the horn in Bagan's chest, plunging it deeper into
his wicked heart. Bagan pushed EX-Gomora's hand away and spat
hellfire. EX-Gomora was pushed into the outer edges of the crater,
his armor unscathed. Bagan narrowed his red eyes into tiny slits.
Diverting more energy into his primary weapon, Bagan fired his
strongest plasma ray yet. It not only pushed EX-Gomora out of
the crater, it sent him hurtling backwards for miles while parting
the land in its wake. It was so hot it made EX-Gomora's armor
When the ray stopped hitting him, EX-Gomora found
himself consumed by a blinding light. All EX-Gomora could see
afterwards was dead earth for miles.
Bagan approached Kiryu and the others. It'd take
EX-Gomora a few minutes to reach their position. That's all
the time Bagan needed to butcher them alive. That's when Bagan
felt a disturbance in the air. It didn't belong to any of his
Gyaos minions or Mothra Leo. It wasn't until Legion dove into
him did he remember who she was. Legion hit Bagan so hard he
found himself buried hundreds of meters deep. Legion's gas compressed
muscles propelled her blades deep into Bagan, crucifying him
where he lied. Bagan thrashed around for several minutes before
realizing Legion had him where she wanted him. Her massive horns
split open. Azure hued bolts pulsated within Legion's exposed
forehead. After being reduced to a disembodied heart, Bagan
not only survived he returned in full force. So there was no
way Legion could kill him. But she can still hurt him like hell.
Bagan found a third option; the demonic dragon swatted Legion's
horns so hard, he snapped them off like twigs. Her horns acted
like control rods, charging and directing the electromagnetic
energies. With them destroyed, Legion's energy blast exploded
aimlessly into the air, vaporizing dozens of Gyaos. Legion screeched
so loud it made Bagan's ears bleed. Breaking free of Legion's
clutches, Bagan took advantage of her misery by ramming into
her. Legion stopped herself from sliding back only to end up
falling forward. Believing himself to be victorious, Bagan stomped
towards his enemies. That's when Legion rose with hate burning
in her bosom. Several crimson whips shot out of Legion's forehead,
piercing Bagan's backside. Bagan watched them wiggle out of
his chest as they melted his insides. As quickly as they appeared,
Legion sucked them back into her forehead. She gave Bagan enough
time to turn around and face her. Legion wanted him to see his
destroyer. She pumped him full of her crimson whips like before.
Bagan wavered but refused to fall. They burned his flesh and
organs but it wasn't enough to stop his stride. Legion couldn't
believe it. Her laser whips could kill other kaiju in less than
a heartbeat. Bagan read her emotionless face like a book. Her
doubt made him stronger. Bagan waded close enough to reach out
and grab her head. With her laser whips continuing to melt his
insides, Bagan snapped Legion's clean off, spraying gas out
of her ruptured neck. Legion's glowing eyes started to fade.
Before dying, Legion emitted a low, ominous warning. It wasn't
just a warning to Bagan, it was a warning to the entire world.
Legion was only reconnaissance. She died knowing
her kind would avenge her by invading and conquering the Earth.
And her kind outnumbered the stars.
But if Bagan succeeded in his campaign, there'd
be nothing left to invade. Akane couldn't believe how close
they were to winning this. This war should've been won! They
defeated Bagan, the world was saved! But those other evil monsters
interfered. So many have lost their lives because of this foul
demon. So many more will perish now because they weren't strong
enough to protect them. Kiryu refused to let things end this
way. He unleashed his maser cannons, shooting Bagan in vain.
Bagan lumbered through Kiryu's weak attacks. Gamera joined the
fray, belching fireballs at the horrible demon. Explosions consumed
Bagan as he marched on. He walked out of the flames, laughing
like a psychopath. An emerald beam blazed into Bagan's stomach,
stopping him momentarily. Mothra Leo cut a swath of death through
a Gyaos swarm, fighting his way back to his allies. Together
the three defenders launched an all-out assault, drowning Bagan
in beams and fireballs. Their attacks pulverized his flesh.
But Bagan regenerated the damage immediately. Mothra Leo energized
his body and flew circles around Bagan, appearing like a blur.
Pollen shed from his wings, paralyzing Bagan's muscles. This
stopped him in his tracks. Kiryu and Gamera simultaneously activated
their rocket thrusters and jet propulsions, slamming themselves
into the beast. Bagan was sent crashing down. But he was quick
to get back up. Mothra Leo fired at his neck, trying to distract
him long enough for Gamera and Kiryu to retreat. Bagan ignored
the paladin deity. Bagan smacked Gamera aside with his tail.
A grisly, skeletal hand grabbed Kiryu by the neck, and pulled
him closer to Bagan's ravenous jaws. Akane suspected Bagan would
be taking a bite out of Kiryu very soon. Only Kiryu was saved
by the unlikeliest of creatures, SpaceGodzilla. Corona beams
flayed Bagan's rotten flesh to the bone. Bagan glared at the
cosmic saurian. SpaceGodzilla's single shoulder crystal glowed
brightly in the night sky. Bagan mocked him with a chilling
roar. Let his enemies join forces together! They'll only end
up dying together, too.
Cold air blew over Rodan. Weakly, the giant pterodactyl
opened his eyes. He was burned beyond repair. All that was expected
of him was to wait there and die. Rodan saw Bagan fighting his
comrades in the distance. None of them stood a chance. He heard
the ruffling of wings above. Several Gyaos were fighting over
who'd be the first to devour Rodan's charred flesh. Rodan very
nearly gave up until he saw Godzilla. The King of the Monsters
was resting in an uncomfortable position. A crystal spear was
sticking out of his heart. Smoke curled off his fried skin.
Seeing Godzilla like this filled Rodan's heart with rage and
sadness. Emitting a thundering cackle, Rodan flapped his wings,
and flew over to his friend. The Gyaos were too busy slaughtering
each other to notice. Rodan landed on Godzilla, quivering in
his stance. On the battlefield, there are no words of comfort.
Many have lost their lives. But Godzilla would not be among
them. Rodan will see to that. Rodan's horns burned with atomic
power. Unlike most creatures, Rodan's control over his energy
was so great, he could will himself to self-destruct. Particles
of light buzzed around Rodan as his skin melted off. Shedding
his flesh and bone, Rodan cackled loudly in his pure energy
state. He looked like a phoenix as he prepared to make the ultimate
sacrifice. Rodan journeyed to the heart of his brother, merging
with the King of the Monsters. Godzilla's eyes peeled open.
Radiation corroded the air, assailing his senses. Godzilla felt
the crystal spear in his heart evaporate. Planting his feet
down into the boiling earth, Godzilla cracked his fists. He
felt the energy within skyrocket. Before he could adapt, Godzilla
disappeared in a blinding light.
Bagan grabbed Kiryu's face and squeezed. Akane
knew Bagan didn't need to exert himself to crush Kiryu's skull.
She knew he was toying with her. But before Bagan could destroy
Mankind's last line of defense, a blinding glow washed over
them. No more than a few miles away, a mushroom cloud erupted
into the heavens. Bagan glared at the gigantic explosion. What
he saw emerging out of the mushroom cloud filled his black heart
with dread. Stepping out of the sweltering smoke, Godzilla roared
a challenge to the abomination known as Bagan. His dorsal spines
glowed like magma, pumping more steam into the air. Godzilla's
red eyes burned with hatred, rivaling Bagan's own. Warping the
elements, glowing raindrops sprinkled over the battlefield.
Seething with uncontrollable nuclear power, Godzilla started
his march. Bagan knew Godzilla would be a challenge. But what
he didn't see coming was help. Gravity bolts blazed a line in
front of Godzilla, warning him not to cross. Godzilla looked
up to see the three-headed menace, King Ghidorah, cackling wildly
in the night sky. The atomic reptile stepped over the line.
King Ghidorah hissed at the radioactive behemoth. Gravity beams
carved into Godzilla, blasting off chunks of flesh. Ignoring
the pain, Godzilla chose instead to focus his cold gaze on King
Ghidorah. It agitated Ghidorah so much, he descended to face
Godzilla in combat. But Godzilla was too quick for him. From
a distance, Ghidorah was defended by his barrier. But up close,
his barrier couldn't activate fast enough. At point blank Godzilla
discharged his spiral blast, which punched a hole through Ghidorah's
chest and back. It didn't stop. The burning stream of radiation
cut into an unsuspecting Bagan, exploding with devastating force.
Bagan's rotting entrails dangled out of his wound. Hunching
over after receiving such a terrible wound, Bagan growled at
the King of the Monsters. Godzilla didn't notice, he was too
busy throwing King Ghidorah out of his way. Remarkably, the
three-headed dragon wasn't dead. King Ghidorah writhed on the
dead earth, unable to bleed. Godzilla's ray had cauterized his
wounds on both ends. Instead of blasting King Ghidorah to smithereens
or focusing on Bagan, Godzilla locked eyes with his cosmic clone,
SpaceGodzilla. SpaceGodzilla was soaring through the air when
he recognized Godzilla's intentions. What he saw next was a
blinding torrent of red light. After blasting SpaceGodzilla
with his crimson ray, Godzilla watched the cosmic saurian plummet.
Rising out of an impact crater, SpaceGodzilla screeched weakly
at his genetic ancestor. It was as if he were begging for his
life. Godzilla glared coldly at the space monster. On some level
he did feel a distant kinship for the creature. After all, he
had Godzilla's own scent. They might even be the same creature.
But Godzilla sensed evil in this dreadful beast. Like Bagan,
SpaceGodzilla was a universal threat. One Godzilla sought to
King Ghidorah blindsided Godzilla with his gravity
beams. Godzilla pushed off the ground with one arm, refusing
to lie down. King Ghidorah hovered above the atomic dragon,
mocking him with a chorus of cackles. Even with a hole in his
chest, King Ghidorah refused to die. Gravity beams and crimson
lightning bolts erupted out of his mouths and wings, bombarding
the augmented Godzilla. Atomic fire churned in the back of Godzilla's
maw. But King Ghidorah stopped him from attacking by blasting
him repeatedly. King Ghidorah didn't stop at Godzilla. He fired
at the injured SpaceGodzilla too. SpaceGodzilla retaliated with
his corona beams. Bagan glowered at all three monsters. As they
exchanged attacks, Bagan prepared to kill them all. King Ghidorah
channeled most of his great power to his three heads. Waves
of shimmering light radiated off King Ghidorah's golden scales.
Gravitational forces intensified the electromagnetic energies
gathering within Ghidorah's maws. Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla
didn't know whether they'd survive or not. They didn't have
enough time to launch a counterassault. But as King Ghidorah
fired his supercharged gravity beams, neither Godzilla nor SpaceGodzilla
were harmed by it. Instead the gravity beams tore into the already
injured Bagan, incinerating large portions of his body. Bagan
fell into the barren earth, smoke curling off his ravaged body.
Satisfied, King Ghidorah ascended into the night sky. King Ghidorah
couldn't stand being jealous anymore. His envy for Bagan took
its toll, culminating into his last attack. The Gyaos steered
clear of the world destroyer, fearing his power. Godzilla challenged
the fleeing space demon. King Ghidorah ignored him. Whether
Godzilla and his allies succeeded in destroying Bagan or not
mattered little. Ghidorah got what he wanted. And now this world
will burn. Maybe someday he'll return to dance over their graves.
SpaceGodzilla flew after King Ghidorah. The cosmic
saurian wanted nothing more than to destroy Bagan. But the stakes
were now higher. The Earth champions might just prevail against
Bagan without him, and if he caught up with Ghidorah and killed
him? Even better.
Godzilla watched on helplessly as his greatest
enemies departed the Earth. Wanting to kill them with his own
claws, Godzilla felt robbed. No matter. He'd quench his bloodlust
one way or another. Godzilla focused on Bagan, advancing onto
his smoldering remains. Suddenly, a fully healed Bagan sprung
to his feet. Godzilla stopped in his tracks, taken aback. Bagan
gritted his razor sharp teeth. Hellfire hissed within his throat.
But Bagan's boast was not taken as seriously as he would've
liked. EX-Gomora announced his return to the fight by thrusting
his tail through Bagan's chest. Godzilla joined the fray by
swatting Bagan's lower jaw. Hot blood shot out of Bagan's cracked
mouth. But the demon was far from beaten. EX-Gomora's tail was
too close to Bagan's injured heart. If it had been a few feet
closer, the fight might've been over. Thinking quickly, Bagan
jumped at Godzilla, impaling the atomic dragon with EX-Gomora's
tail. Godzilla hunched over, blood dripping out of his mouth.
Before his transformation, Godzilla would've fallen. Those days
are gone. Godzilla planted his feet, rising to face the stalker
of life with no fear. Only determination. With a herculean effort,
Godzilla rammed his body into the horn sticking out of Bagan's
chest. The pain was immense. Bagan felt his life force slip
away. When Bagan retaliated, he did so with quick precision.
He brought up his tail to deliver a skull shattering whack to
EX-Gomora's face. At the same time Bagan buried his claw into
Godzilla's temple. Both EX-Gomora and Godzilla broke off the
attack. While EX-Gomora regained his equilibrium, Godzilla was
not as fortunate. Even with his cells repairing the damage,
the pain remained. Godzilla started blacking out. Wanting nothing
more than to kill Godzilla once and for all, Bagan bounced his
body off of him. Godzilla went sailing into the night. When
Godzilla landed, he was out cold. Several Gyaos tore open his
motionless frame with sonic beams. Before they could find out
what Godzilla tasted like, Gamera's fireballs blew them apart.
The Guardian of the Universe rushed to defend the King of the
Monsters. Bagan howled in outrage at the custodian. Godzilla
should be dead by now! By his hand! Knowing the only way to
kill Godzilla would be to cut down his allies, Bagan changed
strategies. Gamera charged up another fireball, channeling more
energy than normal. Bagan broke into a sprint, shaking the earth
with each mighty step.
Gamera fired a supercharged fireball. It blazed
into Bagan's speeding form, detonating. But Bagan quickly emerged
out of the cloud of fire, pushing Gamera aside as if it were
an afterthought. Gamera never hit the ground. In midair, he
sucked his limbs into his shell, and spun rapidly. The sharp
edges of his shell combined with his superheated propellers
made quite a cutting combo. The Gyaos learned this the hard
way. When Gamera spun around to take Bagan's head off, the demon
evaded decapitation by ducking. But when he stood right back
up, EX-Gomora's spinning mass bounced off the back of his head.
Bagan woke up with his face buried in dead earth. Fighting to
his feet, Mothra Leo bombarded him with scorching energy blasts.
Bagan felt the soil churn and boil; Mothra Leo's attacks were
so hot, the earth beneath him had transformed into molten slag.
Bagan pulverized Mothra Leo with hellfire, shooting the paladin
deity out of the sky. Thorny tentacles eviscerated Bagan's flesh,
drenching him with acid. Biollante roared at the devil beast.
Bagan reprimanded her by incinerating her entire upper body.
With her core still intact, Biollante burrowed underground to
heal. Enough was enough. With a soul piercing scream, Bagan
commanded his Gyaos horde to attack while he moved closer to
Godzilla. Mothra Leo, EX-Gomora, and Gamera were left to fend
for themselves. Bagan marched closer. Within reach of Godzilla's
skull, Bagan reached down to squash it.
Godzilla sprang to his feet, crunching Bagan's
face with his jaws. Bagan cried out as Godzilla powered up his
dorsal spines. Radioactive fire consumed Bagan's head. Parts
of it had been blackened by the intensity of Godzilla's flames.
Other parts had been blasted off by the explosive force. Godzilla
swatted Bagan's face, engraving claw marks. Bagan answered with
a vicious strike to Godzilla's ribcage, shattering them so hard
some were poking out of his skin. There was space between them
now. Enough for them to charge each other at full force. Godzilla
and Bagan's collision sounded like thunder. But the sound of
the two gods ramming into each other was drowned out by an even
more disturbing sound: broken bodies. Godzilla could barely
stand. Bagan didn't want to anymore. Their shortcomings didn't
stop them from tearing into each other. When Godzilla lunged
to attack, Bagan discharged a bolt of plasma. It mutilated Godzilla's
right arm, blasting it off its shoulder. Godzilla's painful
wails were so loud all life on Earth shuddered. The stump on
Godzilla's shoulder was emptying with blood. Godzilla's feral
eyes focused on the horn sticking into Bagan's chest. Godzilla
seized it, pushing it further into Bagan's festering heart.
Red-blackish smoke seeped out of Bagan's chest and mouth. Godzilla
could hear whispers emanating from the smoke. But the closer
he listened, the more he didn't understand. He was a primitive
creature, incapable of understanding what he heard. But his
instincts told him it was madness.
Akane wept. Kiryu's instruments picked up and
identified the sounds. The sounds weren't garbling nonsense.
They were languages, many unknown to Kiryu's database. There
was no scientific explanation available about what they were
seeing. But something in Akane just knew.
They were the souls of Bagan's victims. Every
single creature he had ever slain. Bagan consumed their essence,
using them to fuel his seemingly indestructible body. This was
beyond blasphemous. Mothra Leo, Gamera, and EX-Gomora were so
stunned they almost lost their lives to the Gyaos. Akane screamed
for Kiryu to avenge the dishonored dead. But the robot was not
in the condition to fight the strongest creature in the cosmos.
Bagan swatted Kiryu aside like an insect. Kiryu nearly fell
apart when it crashed. Godzilla roared. He didn't know the full
story. All he knew was if he pushed the horn deeper, he'd undo
Bagan's evil. And harder he pushed! More and more souls were
freed, escaping Bagan's tainted being. Their shackles no longer
tethered them to the most evil beast in creation. Some souls
took on the apparitions of Titanosaurus, King Kong, and the
first Mothra. Bagan had to put an end to this. Now! Bagan fired
hellfire and summoned diamond storms, mutilating Godzilla until
he could no longer stand. Bagan couldn't believe Godzilla was
still alive. Even after all the punishment he had put him through.
It didn't matter now. Bagan was certain he'd finally have the
kill he always wanted.
Akane couldn't see straight. The lights in her
cockpit were blinking on and off. When she tried rejoining the
battle, her computers informed her of the bad news. Kiryu was
so badly damaged, they couldn't send the signals needed to allow
Akane to operate him. She pounded the computers with her fists
in frustration. It couldn't end like this! That's when Akane
felt a strange lucid sensation. It was as if she were dreaming.
Suddenly, ice cold water filled the cockpit. It wasn't really
there but Akane felt it. Soon the metallic walls of the cockpit
disappeared, replaced by the dark depths of the sea. She couldn't
see anything. But somehow Akane knew she wasn't alone. Towering
over her was the first Godzilla. That's when Akane felt something
in her hands. It was a strange device, built by a scientist
many years ago. It was the oxygen destroyer. Everything started
making sense. These were the last moments of Dr. Serizawa and
Godzilla's predecessor. These were Kiryu's memories. Why was
he showing them to her? That's when Akane figured it out. These
two lived separate lives. But they died together. They died
as one being. Now many years later, they had returned as the
heroic defender of Japan, Kiryu. They were back to finish what
they started. And they needed Akane's help to do it.
"Gojira, Serizawa," Akane whispered
in the dark cockpit. "Let's end this together!"
Kiryu's once amber glowing eyes disappeared,
replaced by red light. There was no logical way Kiryu could
rise to his feet after sustaining so much damage. Yet rise he
did. Shrieking a digital cry reminiscent of Godzilla's powerful
roar, Kiryu's chest port opened. Kiryu's absolute zero cannon
had been damaged earlier by the cyborg, Gigan. So Kiryu couldn't
fire it from afar. Not that it mattered. Kiryu and Akane knew
what had to be done. Activating his rocket thrusters, Kiryu
raced to defend his son, Godzilla. Bagan was charging up one
final blast, one that would annihilate Godzilla once and for
all. Weakly, Godzilla struggled to rise. He couldn't do anything
more. If he had a few more minutes, his wounds would heal, and
he could fight on. Bagan denounced the fallen King of the Monsters,
mocking him with his malevolent laughter. That's when Kiryu
arrived on the scene, slamming his metallic bulk into Bagan.
It was enough to throw off Bagan's aim. Hellfire scorched the
winds above Godzilla, destroying some unseen mountain in the
backdrop. Bagan couldn't control his rage. He tried breaking
Kiryu apart with his bare hands. But the robot showed strength
and determination it didn't have before. Kiryu gripped the horn
stabbing into Bagan's heart and in a spectacular showcase of
strength, he ripped it out! All the souls Bagan consumed poured
out. They transcended dimensions, finding whatever paradise
Bagan had denied them earlier. Bagan felt his godlike power
drain. In retribution, Bagan vowed to dismantle Kiryu. No, he
won't stop there. Kiryu and the soul of its human pilot will
be the first ones he shall feast upon this night! He will rebuild
Akane had other plans. She knew the moment she
activated the absolute zero cannon, it wouldn't fire in a concentrated
blast of energy. It would do something far more destructive.
Thinking about her fallen comrades, her country, her people,
the planet… Akane pushed the button without a single regret.
Kiryu disappeared in a blinding flash. Extremely
cold temperatures washed over Bagan, freezing his flesh, bone,
and blood. Bagan had been transformed into a splintering frozen
statue. But as his icy flesh cracked, his fingers twitched.
Somewhere in his frozen eyes lurked life. Even without his souls
to empower him, Bagan was a force to be reckoned with. But his
current predicament caused his Gyaos followers to fall into
disarray. They turned on each other. Soon thousands of Gyaos
were waging war. Hundreds of sonic beams lit up their black
wings. Mothra Leo, EX-Gomora, and Gamera rushed to Godzilla's
side. While EX-Gomora helped Godzilla to his feet, Mothra Leo
knew what had to be done. He transferred his divinity into the
Guardian of the Universe, Gamera. With a thundering roar, Gamera
looked up to the heavens, summoning Mana. It was as if the gates
of heaven itself opened, heeding Gamera's call. Light empowered
by the spirit of the Earth poured into Gamera. Mothra Leo guided
that light in the form of a thousand glowing moths. Bagan reached
out, the ice breaking at his fingertips. His bottom jaw dropped
off, breaking into icy shards. He was still strong enough to
put an end to this. If he could only reach his enemies. Gamera's
body was shaking. The power was indescribable. With enough energy
pouring in, Gamera's chest plates opened. Bagan reached out
to the chaotic Gyaos horde, imposing himself onto them once
more. They stopped fighting and rushed to his defense.
Gamera's roar heralded the discharge of his mightiest
attack. Orange-yellowish energy poured out of Gamera's chest.
It had the explosive punch of a small hydrogen bomb, burning
a mile long trench into the earth. It closed in on Bagan. But
at the last second, many Gyaos dove in to save their master.
For every Gyaos that died, dozens more took its place. It was
the final bout between good and evil. The light continued to
shine, eradicating the vile winged reptiles. It was a losing
battle for the dark. All the Gyaos could do was buy Bagan enough
time to form a barrier. Despite losing most of his power, Bagan
was still a threat to the world. Streaks of Gamera's mana blast
shot past the Gyaos barricade, striking Bagan's energy barrier.
Even in his weakened state, Bagan was strong enough to endure
such a powerful strike. Gamera recoiled from the fiery energy
at his command, dragging his feet as he was being pushed back
by it. But Gamera feared it wouldn't be enough. His body couldn't
contain this power for long. There must be a faster way to destroy
these Gyaos and hit Bagan with the full fury of Mana.
EX-Gomora joined Gamera in his time of need.
EX-Gomora's horns pulsated with power. Channeling the power
of Ultraman, EX-Gomora unleashed an energy blast from his spiky
chest. It was almost as strong as Gamera's attack. In seconds,
the Gyaos horde was obliterated. EX-Gomora and Gamera's energy
beams intertwined, striking Bagan with their combined force.
In the heart of the swirling inferno, Bagan's red eyes burned.
He knew his time was short. His barrier would falter soon. Bagan's
melting flesh evaporated from the sweltering environment. But
beneath his ghastly exterior, Bagan's last defense surfaced.
It'd take far too long for him to regenerate the damage. He'd
be dead long before that would ever happen. So Bagan improvised.
Gamera and EX-Gomora watched on in surprise as Bagan encased
himself inside an armored cocoon. Their attacks broke through
the barrier, washing over Bagan. They couldn't even make his
cocoon budge an inch. But as the seconds ticked away, the cocoon
started to sizzle. If they had more time, perhaps they would've
succeeded. But their time was short. All this power at their
disposal was temporary. Within minutes it would be no more and
Bagan would return from dead once more.
Godzilla found Kiryu's broken head. Still shaken
up by Bagan's blow from earlier, Godzilla didn't feel like he
could contribute much. First Anguirus died for him. Then Rodan
sacrificed his own life to resurrect him. Now Kiryu was gone,
saving Godzilla in the process. How quickly times have changed
for Godzilla. He once didn't need any help. No creature, be
it god or mortal, could kill him. But that was in the past.
Godzilla was a sentient creature of the lowest level, driven
mostly by instincts. But he felt emotion. He's experienced love
and tragedy probably more than any other creature. For a time
Godzilla started feeling like he was part of a family again.
Now he was alone once more. Godzilla thought about his friends
and how he failed them… No! He fought for them, giving
his all. Godzilla stared at Kiryu's remains, understanding the
bond his relative felt for other organisms. However little Godzilla
understood it, he knew he and the human race mirrored one another.
How they were essentially the same creature. They were not only
as one dead. They were as one living. Godzilla thanked Kiryu
with a soft growl. All his life, Godzilla excelled only in destroying
other lives. Let the newly arisen stars in the night sky bear
witness to a new destiny, one chosen not by the fates but by
the King of the Monsters himself.
EX-Gomora and Gamera were nearly drained. Their
power was about to fade. Bagan laughed from within his cocoon,
knowing he had finally won. But when a familiar yet terrifying
roar silenced him, Bagan panicked. Godzilla joined the protectors
of the world. Atomic energy flooded his dorsal spines, emitting
an eerie crimson luminance. Scarlet light spewed out of his
gaping maw. But the atomic flames acted strangely. They took
a familiar shape. Godzilla couldn't believe his eyes! For a
split second, Godzilla's atomic breath took the shape of a fiery
Rodan! Godzilla's power and Rodan's essence fused with EX-Gomora
and Gamera's energy blast, cutting a burning swath through Bagan's
cocoon. Dozens of Gyaos broke off, planning to strike the heroic
monsters when they were most vulnerable. But Biollante's vines
shot out of the earth, crucifying them in midair. Biollante
herself emerged, fully healed. She chomped on a wounded Gyaos
as her allies finally vanquished the avatar of evil. The power
was overwhelming. Bagan's cocoon was sent flying for miles.
It disappeared in the horizon. When Godzilla, Gamera, and EX-Gomora's
energy beams ignited Bagan's departed shape, they couldn't tell
whether the Sun was rising or if it was really an extremely
large explosion. When the shockwaves disemboweled the earth
and slammed into them, they discovered it was the latter.
As the smoke cleared and the air returned to
breathable conditions, Godzilla's red eyes and dorsal spines
returned to their natural color. Gamera relinquished the power
of Mana, returning it to the Earth spirit. Mothra Leo reassembled
himself, joining his comrades in arms. Biollante seeded the
barren wasteland, planning to one day turn it into a paradise
in honor of their historical victory and the dead. Mothra Leo
joined her in the pollinating process. EX-Gomora transformed
back into his original state, returning the power back to its
proper owner. Ultraman's dome shaped eyes flooded with life
once more. Not a soul amongst them celebrated. There were no
cries of victory or mourning. They would let others do the celebrating
for them. Now they must go their separate ways and find a befitting
rest. "Shuwatch!" Ultraman jumped into the sky, eager
to return to his Nebula M78 home. Mothra Leo and Biollante faded
into the scenery, rebuilding what the Earth had lost. It was
what Leo's mother would've wanted him to do. Gomora walked into
the direction of the rising Sun. Maybe he wanted to make sure
Bagan was really dead. Perhaps he simply wanted to go wherever
there was light. He harnessed it once. He was one with it. Someday,
Gomora would like to be part of it again. Godzilla and Gamera
were the last to leave. For the longest time, the two titans
had a rivalry. Many of their followers, however few in numbers
they were, believed they hated each other. But not today. No,
today they had become friends. Gamera bid his new friend farewell,
flying off into the morning sky. Godzilla roared in thanks to
the Guardian of the Universe. Picking up his arm, Godzilla attached
it to his stump of a shoulder, letting it heal. Godzilla sensed
how his life had changed for the best.There was once a time
when Godzilla was an arrogant, lonely king. Now he had come
to realize he was not above his kind. No, the King of the Monsters
was one of them. And as long as he had friends to protect and
cherish, Godzilla would never be alone.
Miles away, Bagan's broken husk of a body stirred.
He regained consciousness inside a gigantic crater. He was not
in one piece. Bagan didn't know how long he had been lying there.
Perhaps he'd been slumbering for days? Maybe even weeks? All
Bagan knew was he was still alive. And he regretted it immensely.
There was a void in Bagan's heart now. He knew why, but the
truth frightened him beyond belief. With no more souls to keep
him company, Bagan was truly alone. The void was where a soul
of his own once resided. Now it was an empty place. Bagan's
brief moment of sadness was usurped by his unforgiving wrath.
Fueled by rage, Bagan vowed to return to his former glory someday.
And when that day comes, Bagan will parade over his fallen enemies,
and the world will howl in despair. He will feast upon the souls
of the people of Earth. Then all shall join them in the hellish
furnace of his belly. There was no rest for Bagan. Bagan wouldn't
allow himself to rest in peace.
For there was no rest for the wicked.
But there was no victory for them either.