|By: Christian Salabert
Jet Jaguar craned his neck up to look at the
towering beast. The human-sized robot was on a tall cliff, and
even still he had trouble seeing the top of the creature before
him. She was currently unaware of him, a fact which Jet Jaguar
was reluctant to change. Biollante was resting peacefully, her
tendrils lazily slithering about the area. Jet Jaguar didn't
want to disturb her, as she had no intent of harming anyone,
but there were several settlements nearby which were in danger
from the massive plant. He had to try to get her to leave the
area without endangering the nearby humans. Making his decision,
he took to the air and flew off of the cliff, landing a good
distance away and in front of Biollante. Letting loose a robotic
cry, Jet Jaguar began to wave his arms around in a specific
pattern. Seconds later, a bright light burst from his chest.
A blinding light and a strange whirring sound
roused Biollante from her slumber. Her eyes opened just in time
to see Jet Jaguar reach full size, which was still nowhere near
Biollante's impressive height. He began moving his hands around
and calling out to her with strange, metallic sounds, apparently
attempting to communicate something to her. Biollante just snarled
in response. This strange being interrupted her rest and now
appeared to be giving her instructions. Aside from that, the
being's garish colors annoyed her. She didn't want to fight
just now, but if this colorful creature insisted on annoying
her, she would be glad to change her mind.
Jet Jaguar finished explaining to Biollante about
the nearby humans. He wondered if she understood his message.
He got his answer when she sent several tendrils screaming at
his chest! Jet Jaguar leapt into the air, barely avoiding the
toothy vines. The android was taken by surprise by the sudden
attack; he hadn't expected the floral titan to be so ill-tempered.
Angering her was not his intention. But he couldn't just fly
away, the humans were still in danger. He flew around Biollante,
landing behind her and lashing out with a powerful kick. Biollante
snarled as Jet Jaguar's metallic leg struck her backside. Narrowing
her eyes, she rose several tendrils from the ground, sending
them towards the automaton. Two of them opened their mouths
and bit down on the robot's shoulders, yanking him away from
her. Reaching up and snatching their heads in his hands, Jet
Jaguar managed to wrench them off his shoulders, but by now
Biollante had managed to turn herself around. With a thunderous
charge, Biollante rushed forward and slammed her mountainous
body into the robot, sending him hurtling through the air head-over-heels.
Jet Jaguar hit the ground with a crash, dizzied from his trip
through the air.
Biollante sent more and more vines at her foe,
intent on impaling him. Jet Jaguar managed to swat a few of
them away with his hands, but there were too many coming at
him. One managed to spear through his waist, its tip sticking
out through it. Crying out, he managed to grab it and rip it
in half, then out of his waist. He looked up just in time to
see Biollante swing her head, slamming her giant, crocodilian
snout into his chest and once again sending him through the
air. Jet Jaguar rolled across the ground, then woozily got back
to his feet. He clutched a boulder from the dirt and hurled
it at Biollante's open mouth. The mutant plant howled in frustration
as she shook her head back and forth, trying to dislodge the
rock to no avail. Furious, she sent even more tendrils at Jet
Jaguar. The robot managed to dispatch the first few, but there
were too many attacking too fast. One snaked around his leg
and pulled him to the ground.
Jet Jaguar looked up and saw green liquid dripping
from Biollante's mouth. She was using her acid to try to dissolve
the boulder. Not good.
The humanoid machine lashed out with his leg,
kicking an approaching tendril away. Reaching down, he ripped
the vine wrapped around his leg in half, freeing himself and
jumping away. More of the thorny limbs quickly advanced on him,
but he lifted his arms and shot off into the air. Just as he
landed some distance away, Biollante crunched down on the weakened
rock, reducing it to rubble and freeing her mouth. Shrieking
wildly, the floral Godzilla clone charged forward, waving her
tentacles in the air. Two of them lashed out and wrapped around
Jet Jaguar's arms, holding him in place. He struggled to pull
them free, but couldn't in time before Biollante reached him.
Opening her cavernous jaws, she bit down on Jet Jaguar's shoulder,
her teeth piercing his armor. Lifting her foe high into the
air, Biollante shook her head before unclenching her jaws and
letting him soar through the air, once again crashing to the
Jet Jaguar couldn't take much more of this. Biollante
was too large and too powerful. He was too badly damaged. He
didn't want to fight her, but he knew he had to do something
to finish this fight and quickly. Suddenly, an idea occurred
to him. It just might be enough to tip the scales in his favor.
As Biollante made her way towards the machine, he repeated the
same choreographed arm motions he made earlier. Biollante recoiled
as another blinding flash of light enveloped him. Seconds later,
she once again found herself facing Jet Jaguar... Except the
android was much larger than before. He now stood eye-to-eye
with the colossal plant.
Biollante reared her head back in surprise, stunned
by her opponent's sudden new height. Jet Jaguar marched up to
her and swung his arm at her, karate chopping her in the side
of the head. Biollante wailed as the blow reverberated through
her head, stunning her. Before she could recover, Jet Jaguar
clapped his hands on either side of her head. The monstrous
plant cried out as she felt her skull crack. Jet Jaguar flipped
through the air, uppercutting her bottom jaw with his foot.
The blow knocked out several of her teeth and sent her reeling
back. A trio of tendrils attacked, but Jet Jaguar clasped all
three of them in one hand and yanked hard, tearing them out
of the soil. Spinning around, the droid whipped them across
Biollante's face. Before she could react, Jet Jaguar was upon
her, wrapping his arms around her neck and began to squeeze.
The cry that escaped Biollante's throat gurgled
as Jet Jaguar applied more pressure to her neck. Her tendrils
stabbed at the machine from behind but only succeeded in splitting
their tips open, now too weak to pierce Jet Jaguar's metallic
skin. Biollante struggled to free herself, but Jet Jaguar's
grip was too strong. Unable to think of anything else, lightning
crackled up Biollante's throat, and a moment later, a torrent
of acidic sap flooded from her mouth. It covered Jet Jaguar's
arm, instantly causing him to release her and jump back. The
robot was alarmed as his arm smoked and began to corrode, but
Biollante wasn't done yet. She focused her sap into a high intensity
stream, blasting Jet Jaguar in the face and coating him in the
corrosive green liquid.
Jet Jaguar cried out and panicked, feeling the
acid eat away at his armor. But Biollante wasn't done yet. She
summoned more and more tendrils from the ground. Several wrapped
around each of his legs and strained, pulling him down to his
knees. Before he could reach down and begin to rip them away,
even more attacked and latched around his arms, holding them
outstretched. The heroic machine struggled, trying to pull away,
but their grip was too strong and he was afraid if he struggled
too hard, they would tear through his acid-weakened armor. It
was then that he realized that Biollante was now directly in
front of him. Jet Jaguar looked up in defiance at the titanic
beast, who returned with an icy cold glare. With a speed that
belied her size, Biollante thrust her head forward and opened
her jaws, clamping them down on Jet Jaguar's head.
With all her strength, Biollante wrenched her
jaws away, tearing Jet Jaguar's head clean off his neck.
The monstrous plant withdrew her tendrils, allowing
the decapitated robot's body to crash to the ground, sparks
firing from his open neck. Satisfied with her victory, Biollante
decided to vacate the area and find a more restful spot. Hopefully,
nobody would bother her this time.