|By: Kenneth James
They'd been beaten back one by one, every single
time they'd tried to take that pitiful blue planet. Yes, it
seemed unbelievable that such an insignificant spec on a cosmic
scale could defeat mighty conquerors such as them, but yet it
had happened. The alien invaders had had enough. It wasn't a
simple matter of conquering the planet, now it was a matter
of pride. And revenge. Even the forces of Seatopia had joined
this coalition, contributing Megalon to their forces. But they
had to come up with a new plan. Attacking all at once wouldn't
help. The Kilaaks had tried an all-out attack and it hadn't
worked. So instead, they'd divert the Earth defenders from their
true goal with other attacks. And first up would be the team
of the Star Hunter Nebula M and Black Hole Aliens.
In Osaka, the citizens went about their normal
lives, knowing a kaiju attack was possible, as always, but that
was the last thing on their minds. They had other things to
do besides worry... But perhaps they should have. Suddenly,
the sound of rocket engines filled the air, the powerful Super
Mechagodzilla descending from the sky with a mechanical screech.
But this wasn't the same one they knew. The Black Hole Aliens
had seen the superiority of the Earth Mechagodzilla's arsenal
over their own when dealing with Earth kaiju and duplicated
it. The only difference was that theirs was controlled remotely
as their original had been. That and Earth metals were easier
for them to use, their supply of Space Titanium having fallen
into the black hole along with their homeworld. What surprised
the Earth people more than Super Mechagodzilla assaulting a
row of buildings with its Mega-Buster and Garuda cannons was
Gigan descending from the sky with a screech, landing next to
Mechagodzilla and obliterating a building with his cluster beam.
The twin terrors unleashed their combined weaponry
on the surrounding area, sending plumes of smoke and fire high
into the sky. It seemed nothing could stop the twin tyrants,
until Gigan noticed a man staring at him from a nearby building,
instead of running. This surprised the giant, humans were normally
more panicky than this. His hesitation allowed the man to pull
out a tiny object from his coat and point it skywards. Suddenly,
Gigan was startled by a blinding flash of light. When the flash
finally faded, the cyborg monster was even more surprised to
be face to face with the heroic giant known as Ultraman!
Ultraman was quickly on the offensive and delivered
a karate chop to the side of Gigan's cranium, staggering the
space monster and allowing Ultraman to duck down, grabbing Gigan's
legs and pulling them out from under him. Gigan crashed to the
ground with a startled screech, screeching even louder as Ultraman
grabbed him by the legs and spun around, lifting the cyborg
off the ground and spinning him around several times before
releasing him. Gigan went flying and slammed hard into the ground,
screeching in pain. Super Mechagodzilla noticed its ally had
been attacked and quickly opened fire on Ultraman with its Mega-Buster
and shoulder cannons. The giant hero noticed this and quickly
raised his hands, putting up an energy barrier, allowing the
cascade of energy to flow over the barrier and disperse harmlessly.
Before another barrage could be fired, Ultraman leapt high into
the air and delivered a flying kick to Super Mechagodzilla's
chest, knocking the mecha backwards. Ultraman followed up by
charging forwards and grabbing Mechagodzilla by the midsection,
lifting him up and spinning around, driving the robot hard into
the ground, sending sparks flying from its body.
Ultraman stood up to look over his opponent and
see if enough damage had been done. This allowed Super Mechagodzilla
to spin its head up and fire a blast of yellow energy from its
eyes, striking Ultraman in the chest and causing him to stumble
back. Ultraman suddenly cried out in pain as a sharp hit landed
on his back. Gigan had regained his senses and slashed Ultraman
across the back with his scythe-like hands. Before Ultraman
could recover, Gigan swung his tail around and clamped the claw-like
object at its tip around Ultraman's neck from behind. Super
Mechagodzilla managed to rise to its feet and unleashed a blast
of its Mega-Buster and shoulder cannons into Ultraman's chest
and gut, causing him to scream in agony. Once Mechagodzilla
was done, Gigan swung his tail, sending Ultraman flying through
a building. As the hero tried to rise, Gigan blasted him with
his Cluster Ray, sending a cascade of explosions over the hero's
body. Ultraman moaned, falling to the ground in pain. His Color
Timer began to flash. He knew he didn't have much time left
but he needed a chance to recover from the assault.
Gigan lifted Ultraman to his feet and held his
weapons to the hero's throat, preparing to execute him. But
just as he got ready to behead the warrior from the Land of
Light, a snaking blast of electrical energy collided with Gigan's
spine, causing him to shriek in pain and fall to the ground.
Super Mechagodzilla turned to see Kiryu standing before the
evil machine. The cybernetic war machine roared at the duplicate
of his predecessor, Akane piloting the mecha from within. Before
the alien robot could recover, Kiryu's missile pods sent an
onslaught of rockets at it, colliding with Super Mechagodzilla's
armor and sending the robot backpedaling. Gigan growled, standing
back up. But before he could attack, Ultraman grabbed him by
the tail, pulling him to the ground. The Ultra hero looked up
and nodded to Kiryu, grateful for the help. He then proceeded
to lift Gigan off the ground and throw him back down.
Akane looked at the replica Super Mechagodzilla,
growling. "Let's show them what you can do, Kiryu,"
she said, unleashing barrage of lasers from Kiryu's wrist mounted
cannons, bombarding Super Mechagodzilla. Akane realized too
late, however, that Mechagodzilla's synthetic diamond coating
absorbed the lasers as its Plasma Grenade port opened. Knowing
what was coming next, Akane jerked Kiryu's controls sharply,
forcing him to dodge as the enhanced energy blast erupted forward.
Kiryu managed to avoid a direct hit, but his left laser gauntlet
was blown off. Realizing those weapons where useless, Akane
detached the other one, causing it to fall to the ground and
free up Kiryu's right hand more. As Super Mechagodzilla opened
fire with a Mega-Buster, Kiryu managed to evade it and fire
another barrage of missiles, hammering the evil mech hard. This
gave Super Mechagodzilla the chance to open fire with its shoulder
cannons, blasting Kiryu in the chest and sending the cyborg
staggering back, before firing another volley of the Garuda
cannons, blasting Kiryu to the ground.
Ultraman dodged several slashes from Gigan, responding
with a strong kick to the side, causing the space monster to
stagger sideways. As Ultraman attempted another punch, Gigan
opened ports on his chest and fired his razor disks, slashing
Ultraman's sides, causing the alien hero to cry out in pain
as light surged from his wounds. However, Ultraman was smart
enough to realize the blades were coming back around, quickly
spinning around and crossing his arms in a plus shape, firing
the Specium Ray with expert precision, blowing both out of the
air. Gigan suddenly took to the sky, his buzzsaw coming to life
as he dove past Ultraman, slashing his shoulder and toppling
him to the ground. Gigan spun around and landed, raising his
blade, once again preparing to behead the hero. Ultraman realized
his Color Timer was flashing rapidly. He had to finish this
soon. Seeing Gigan coming, he formed an Ultra Cutter and threw
it straight at the cyborg. Gigan was taken off guard, allowing
the blade to pass through his raised wrist. Gigan screeched
in pain as his scythe fell off, clanging to the ground. Gigan
stared at his stump in surprise and pain, the exposed machinery
sparking. Ultraman quickly closed the distance and grabbed the
stunned space monster by the throat, flipping him over his shoulder
and smashing into the ground.
Kiryu managed to recover from the barrage of
energy blasts and regain his footing. Akane pressed several
buttons in the cockpit, causing Kiryu to fire his shoulder missile
batteries like huge rockets. Super Mechagodzilla's rockets kicked
in, allowing it to fly up and over the twin rockets, making
them explode in the distance upon collision with a building.
But they were merely a distraction. Super Mechagodzilla was
suddenly caught off guard by Kiryu leaping high into the air
and slamming into him, sending the mechanical Godzilla plummeting
from the sky into the ground. Kiryu landed and, unhinged from
his heavy weapons, moved at high speeds and was on top of Super
Mechagodzilla before the machine could recover, raining blows
into his opponent. Super Mechagodzilla's systems began to flicker,
forcing its masters to think quickly, managing to raise its
Garuda cannons and blast Kiryu point blank in the face, blowing
off part of the faceplate to reveal the machinery beneath. As
Kiryu was forced back, Super Mechagodzilla got to its feet and
fired its eye beams, shoulder cannons and Mega-Buster all at
once, bombarding Kiryu in a storm of energy blasts, tearing
sections of armor off and exposing circuitry. When the assault
ended, Kiryu emitted a low, mechanical screech and fell over,
crashing through a building.
Ultraman forced Gigan to his feet and gave him
another shoulder toss to the ground before jumping back as Gigan
started up his belly saw to momentarily drive him away. Gigan
quickly regained his footing and slashed at Ultraman, forcing
him to jump backwards to avoid damage. This allowed Gigan to
fire his cables on his remaining arm, wrapping around Ultraman's
throat, choking him. He then began to pull Ultraman in, starting
up his saw, preparing to slice the hero to ribbons with it.
Ultraman struggled against the cable in an attempt to free himself.
His life-force fading, he knew he had to do something. Inches
from the saw, he suddenly crossed his arms and fired the Specium
Ray point blank in desperation. The beam hit Gigan in the face,
engulfing his head in a large fireball. Gigan's saw stopped
spinning and he stopped retracting his cable, arms going limp
as his decapitated corpse fell to the ground. Ultraman panted
in exhaustion, untying himself from the now limp cable. It was
then that he noticed what was going on with his ally.
Super Mechagodzilla lowered its arms, locking
onto Kiryu's chest, preparing to unleash the G-Crusher and fry
the cyborg's systems. The cables launched from the mecha's wrists,
firing through the air... but they didn't meet their intended
target. Ultraman dashed into the path, puffing out his chest
to allow the G-Crusher to collide with him, discharging electricity
throughout his body until Ultraman easily yanked them out himself.
The hero had a history of resisting electrical attacks. Many
of his foes had tried before and Ultraman had simply ignored
it. The G-Crusher was no different. Ultraman brushed his chest
off and flexed, the act surprising both the mecha and its controllers.
Akane managed to redirect the controls, rerouting
them and allowing Kiryu to reactivate, thanks to Ultraman taking
the hit for them. Kiryu rose to his feet and nodded to Ultraman,
glad for the help. The mecha seemed to roar with a mind of his
own, conversing with the hero, who nodded in reply. Super Mechagodzilla
suddenly let loose with its cannons, trying to catch them off
guard, but Ultraman shielded both of them with an energy shield.
After the attacks cascaded off, Ultraman formed another Ultra
Cutter and flung it, cutting the cannons to the Garuda unit
off. Before Super Mechagodzilla could react, Ultraman lowered
his shield and fired the Specium Ray. Even the hero's most powerful
attack was simply absorbed, allowing the Plasma Grenade port
to open in preparation... and fall right into their trap.
Akane, despite being surprised that Kiryu had
conversed with Ultraman on his own, followed the plan displayed
on the monitor. While Ultraman unleashed the Specium Ray, Kiryu
had moved in closer, morphing his hand into a drill. The spinning
appendage designed to cleave through Godzilla's flesh tore through
the more fragile piece of machinery and into its inner workings,
destroying the weapon right as it was about to fire. Realizing
this would leave the energy inside Mechagodzilla no where to
go after having already pressed the firing switch, Akane had
Kiryu fall back, right as a large explosion tore out the abdominal
region of Super Mechagodzilla, sparks and small fires coming
out of the gaping hole. The mecha's eyes flashed and it roared
randomly, flailing its limbs, malfunctioning from the massive
amounts of damage it had taken.
Knowing they had to prevent the Black Hole Aliens
from savaging their weapon, Akane armed Kiryu's ultimate attack.
"Fire Absolute Zero Cannon!" she ordered, pressing
the fire button. Kiryu's chest split open, blue energy collecting
in the opening until finally, a surge of blue white light erupted
out. Super Mechagodzilla was struck with a powerful force, a
huge flash of light occurring as a pillar of ice went up around
it, trapping Super Mechagodzilla in a small glacier. Kiryu roared
and stomped his foot, causing the pillar of ice to crumble,
reducing the once proud war machine to nothing but frozen dust.
Ultraman turned to Kiryu, the two both very low
on power. The sentient cyborg and cosmic hero both nodded to
one another in mutual respect. Kiryu's eyes faded as his battery
ran dry, but Akane stepped out on his shoulder, saluting Ultraman.
Ultraman nodded in reply, happy to have an ally. Ultraman looked
up at the sky and held his arms upwards. "SHUWATCH!"
shouted the Ultra, taking off into the sky and flying off, heading
off to recharge as Akane watched on.
Up in space, a saucer floated above Earth, looking
on. "Well, well. They failed. Too bad. Still, that wasn't
our prime object," announced a female voice. "Alright,
time for our next target," she said, letting out a laugh
as a pair of ships flew past towards Earth.