Midnight/Storm Collected Edition

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The complete Midnight/Storm trilogy chronicling the adventures of The Crimson Storm and his allies The Night Warriors against the monstrous Midnight Absolution

Submitted: November 09, 2016

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A coming storm

it was a dark night as Eugene Davis walked out of his downtown apartment "it’s raining again it cant be a good sign" Then suddenly as he is checking the news on his phone, it is suddenly hacked by the egotistical villain Extendro "Seattle, it is I your monstrous master, Extendro, I have taken over your puny communications to inform your so called hero "The Crimson Shock" and his dorky little sidekick "Vape" That unless you come and face me in an epic battle I’m going to crush this city like an ant starting with this young lady tell me shock does she look familiar "he says before pulling the mask off the girl revealing Eugene’s girlfriend Jennifer "Shock don’t com-" she squeezes out quickly before Extendro covers her face back. "You better hurry my hands are slippery I’ll be waiting here at the space needle. Eugene looks at his brother in arms Darren Mist and says "you seen that" "Yes" Daren replies "Let’s go I doubt Jennifer will last long against Extendro" "I wouldn’t say that You haven’t seen her on a bad day" Eugene replies while chuckling. Darren raises his hand and a blue fog rolls in shrouding Darren and changing him into The Mistifying Comrade of The Crimson Shock, Vape. He transforms into a Blue Mist and flies off towards the space needle. Eugene pulls out his escrima sticks and summons a red thunder bolt and the current runs through them turning his regular clothes to ash revealing his Crimson and gold he pulls his mask over his head finishing his metamorphosis into The Thunder busting, bolt-casting superhero, The Crimson Shock, and takes off in a burst of bright ruby colored light. Vape and The Shock arrive at the Space Needle and see Extendro standing at the very top with Jennifer. The shock looks up to them and calls out to them. "Extendro let the girl leave This is between us." The villain replies "Ha-ha no, defeat me then I’ll think about it" he jumps towards the heroes and hitting the extend button on his suit growing larger the space needle. Shock zooms out of the way avoiding his giant fist. Vape mists himself up Extendro’s control panel Extendro turns his attention to Vape and while he is distracted The Shock blasts a energy bolt at his control panel causing to rapidly shrink dazing him Vape cuffs him. Shock tell him "when will you learn you can’t defeat us both by yourself." "Who says I am by myself ." Then thunder rolls and in a blue flash the sinister villain, Dark Storm, hovers down. "Well if it isn’t my two loathsome adversaries, Vape and the Crimson Shock, the 2nd chime of midnight has arrived." The thunderous villain tells the two heroes. "How are you alive you were a charred corpse when we last saw you." Vape replies. I have found salvation in midnight." "As have I" Extendro adds. Then Wind blows so hard it tips cars over causing the heroes to lose their balance they look to the west and see the master of fear and atmosphere, Rayzor who says "the third chime ringeth" Then as they step back they run into their former Ally, Hydroku who says something similar only as the fourth "I knew this rain was a bad sign. Get ready Darren." They stand back to back and look at the enormous challenge surrounding them. "Alright Vape, Their powers have increased but their weaknesses are still the same. We’re going to use defense pattern Omega." Vape creates a ring of fog, so thick that no-one can pass through it, around Extendro Shock hits him with a high level shock to his sternum knocking him unconscious. Rayzor hits them with a wind gust. They step back with light damage and Shock creates a hammer like shape of lightning and launches it at Rayzor, who dodges. Then Vape appears and fill his lungs with a knockout gas . "Two down two to go." Hydroku and Vape trade intangible blows while Shock and Dark Storm launch a current of lightning at each other neither bolt gives an inch. Then a loud gong rings out and all light goes out. Vape and The Shock see a figure coming as the lights in the area return. The figure has a towering menacing stature. Dark Storm and Hydroku take advantage of The Shock and Vape’s distraction. and bind them with chains that negate their powers. The figure comes closer. Hydroku and Dark Storm kneel before him. "Master we have bonded the unsaved. Vape questions the monster-like man "Who are you?" I am midnight’s absolution I have come to absolve this world of its impurities. will you accept my offer for you to join as my loyal soldiers against those would would deny me. Vape winks at Shock and tells Midnight "Let me answer this way" Vape launches himself at the monster. He is stopped in the air. "You deny my graciousness" He pulls Shock to him as well and with the flick of his eye shock drops and and starts screaming "AHHHH I can’t feel my legs." "As for you man who would dare to try and strike me." Suddenly Shock see Darren’s neck twist and a thunderous Crack rings out. The Shock screams in a long and loud herculean roar. Midnight drains the mist out of him and midnight says "Do not interfere again, my mercy comes lightly." Then as the villains are leaving Shock looks at his brother-in-arms motionless body and black outs while seeing Vape’s eyes shut with the last bit of life leaving his body

6 months later

Eugene looks out the window at the people walking and looks down at his cybernetic legs he designed. He could walk again but he had given up being the Shock. He thought to himself that he could not even defend his powered best friend how could he protect these innocent people. Then there’s a knock at the door. He ignores even hearing his girlfriend Jennifer calling out to him . He had not spoken to her since that terrible night 6 months ago. "Geno, Please open the door and talk to me I want to help you. I know you are hurt. But Darren would not want you to be like this. He’d want you out there fighting the good fight. You need to accept some help from somebody." she says bringing herself to tears "That’s why I’m so sorry for this." She says as she’s leaving. Then multiple footsteps are heard and Geno looks at his phones feed from his camera in the hallway. He sees two swat teams entering the hallway. He whispers to himself "Damn it Jennifer What have you done" "Eugene Davis this is Capt. Willis We have a warrant for your arrest. No answer huh alright bang it down" Geno uses his electro kinesis to flick a switch under his computers hard drive that opens a secret hatch. He jumps in and closes the hatch back as they finally bust the door in and he activates his camera feed and watches the cops tear his apartment up looking for his gear and him luckily as much as he wished he could take it off it was bonded to him and he could not figure out how to get it off by himself. He hears the Captain tell the other officers "Alright well keep the place under watch you two men stay here and stay in constant contact." Then Geno hears the other officers leave. Geno then hacks into the police communications and sends a charge through the floor zapping the officers unconscious he pulls them into the apartment and ties them up. he grabs his face changer and disguises as a swat officer. and runs out the door he heads to the parking garage and gets in his car and changes his face changer setting to his neighbor Jim and then someone knocks on the window it an officer "Hello sir Do you live in this building? “Why yes Mr. Officer I do. “He replies" Do you mind if ask you if you’ve seen this man" Geno replies as Jim why yes that’s my neighbor nice young man. He in some trouble? “No sir just need to ask him some questions thank you for your time Mr.?" "Jim Bond" "Thank you have a wonderful day sir." Geno then replies as he pulls away "You as well." and drives off to gather some supplies. He pulls to the department store and goes in to get his supplies. As he is walking through the store he hears gunshots ring out followed by the sound of screams. He follows the sounds and is held at gunpoint by an assailant. He cooperates to protect the hostages. He sees a corpse in the floor and a little boy with a crimson shock t shirt next to her crying this must’ve been her son. As the assailants are collecting money and valuables from the people gathered around one woman tells one of the men "No, I will not be bullied into submission" The man strikes her and says "No fear ha, I like that maybe he’s not as brave." He grabs the boy. the little boy says "I’m The Crimson Shock" Ill stop you." This resonates through Geno as he thinks "He reminds me of Darren, Maybe Jennifer was right If I could truly inspire this boy, whose world has been destroyed by losing a parent, to defend these people than I can Inspire myself to do the same. The boy looks towards Geno and Geno lets lightning flash through his eyes and The boy’s face lights up. Geno stands up and walks over to the man. The man says "do you want some too" and raises his weapon towards Geno. In a Fluid motion Geno rapidly disarms the man and takes apart the weapon and strikes the man knocking him unconscious. Geno walks towards two more men and when they raise their weapons he throws two bolts causing their guns to explode. He zooms to them and takes them both out in a flash of red lightning. The Lightning causes the fire sprinklers to go off and the five of them to come over and point their guns at Geno. Time slows down around Geno because he is moving so fast. He uppercuts one man, runs to another grabs him and puts to the location where the other man will fall. He runs a straight current through that will take the third man. He Runs to the sporting goods section grabs rope and ties the fourth man to the ceiling by his hands and feet. Then he runs to the manager grabs the electronics case key, runs grabs the man, kicks the gun away then ties him upside down inside the electronics case and locks it. All the store goers they see only a flash of red light and the boy who lost his mother feels a whoosh and looks down and sees a crimson mask in his hands with a note that says "Thank you for being my Hero. The Shock takes off into the night leaving a Crimson charred trail in his wake.

Smoke and Fire

The Shock runs on the outskirts of Seattle when he senses something and stops he narrowly dodges a smoky blast. He wonders if Midnight had transferred had created a someone using Vape’s powers when he hears two familiar voices. He turns and see Hydroku. The second figure he see brings him to his knees. "Hello Geno" Geno hears and sees a tormented disturbed version of his brother and says "Oh my god Darren what have they done. He replies " He saved me by removing what was holding me back My life, and You, and now I’m going to finish what my savior started." He charges a mighty misty energy blast when He is hit by a fireball. "Hold it right there if anything going to heat things up its going to be me!" The mysterious Fire thrower says. Hydroku asks the man formerly known as Vape," DethSmoke who the hell is this guy?" "I don’t know “he replies "Stop talking about me I’ll answer for you I am the Fabulous Flare and I don’t appreciate you two picking on my friend there" The distraction is enough to let Shock zoom back next to Flare." "Thanks I owe you one friend be careful though these guys are powered by a powerful being known as." Flare interjects "Midnight Absolution I know him that’s why I’m here." Hydroku attacks but the Shock is ready and electrocutes him and DethSmoke jumps towards Flare but a shadow figure appears between them and hits him with his sword driving him back. "Time to leave my watery friend, well see you again heroes" DethSmoke tells the trio as he and Hydroku disappear in a puff of smoke. "Glad we got here when we did." The shadowy swordsman tells Flare. "My name is Sir Kaleb but you just call me NightSword. “Nice to make your acquaintance NightSword, so not that I’m complaining but why are you guys here." Then the Flare responds "We’re here on behalf of the Night Warriors, We need your help." "Ok" the Shock replies Flare then asks the Shock "How do you feel about Antarctica"

Gathering for war

The Crimson Shock, Flare, and NightSword arrive at The Night Warrior’s secluded Antarctica Base. NightSword removes Shock’s blindfold. Flare tells The Shock "Sorry about the secrecy but if you stay here awhile we won’t have to blindfold you anymore it’s a trust thing" Shock replies "It’s ok I understand, superhero secrecy right?" "yeah but we’re here check it out" The shock looks at the massive structure made of solid ice. It’s about two miles high and about two miles around. "How did you make this." He asks. Flare begins explains about Their engineer Tundra who created the building out of pure ice "What machine could make this?" " Tundra has ice powers he builds all of our stuff and keep our little abode ship shape." "Meh" the little angry man says as he walks by. "Let’s go meet the rest of the gang shall we." They walk inside and their voices echo do to the sheer size of this massive structure. The first hero they walk up to a woman about 5’5,dark black hair, skin the color of chocolate Flare tells him "This is Polaris She has a pretty interesting power she can manipulate the gravity around anyone or anything, It’s pretty cool." "You can just call me Towanda, love" she said drinking an orange soda. "Alright" Geno replies. The next person they walk over to is a guy who kind of looks like The Doctor from that show on the BBC. " Ello there chap, Robert Eric Peterson at your service. But I’d rather you just call me R.E Do. Redo’s my name time controls my game everyone does ." "Nice to meet you Re-Do" They pass by NightSword and Geno sees someone sitting in the dark Geno which makes it so that all you can see is a pair of bright green eyes. "Who’s that?" That’s reaper and he’s scary as hell but I’d rather have him on our side than theirs. He teleports and he used to be a villain but apparently one day he saw something so terrible it made him change his ways and take a vow of silence." "Wow" Geno exclaims as Flare leads him and introduces him to Krush, who has Insane amounts of strength, Decibelle, who manipulates sound waves, and Flare’s little dog Spike. "I suppose I should get some sleep before I get back in the field. You got somewhere I can do that? “Geno states. "Yeah 2nd floor 4th door on the right." Flare replies Geno thanks the man and heads to his room and thinks to himself "All these heroes I never knew there were so many others I’m practically speechless." Geno opens his door and lays on his bed and the last thought he has before drifting to sleep is that The Absolutionaries were in for a hell of a beating when they find them.

Of Monsters and men

Geno has nightmares, terrible visions of an all but destroyed world as he runs through a deserted town chased by a large zombie like horde he fights most of them off but they overrun him and as they are about to devour him, He suddenly wakes up to the sound of explosions and clanging metal. He gets up and opens his door and sees a icy fist coming he moves rapidly and ducks under it and races behind his attacker. It was Tundra, why was Tundra attacking him. He tosses Tundra over the balcony outside then races down and kicks him mid air to the ground. "Why are you attacking me Tundra" "Because I Can. Time for the 8th chime of midnight to freeze in place." Then Geno figures out that Tundra had betrayed the night Warriors and revealed the location of their secluded Antarctica Base to The Absolutionaries. "Damn you Tundra" Geno exclaimed. Then as Geno gets ready to run at him Tundra freezes the ground. "You can’t run on ice with out falling." he tells Geno as Geno is sliding around trying to get to him . Next, he freezes Geno’s body up to his neck. He then prepares to impale him with his icy blade ."Any last words before I keel you" "Yeah Decibelle do you mind giving me a hand?" Then Decibelle lets out a ear piercing scream to Tundra which causes him and all of his ice even the house to shatter. "Aww Pickles well i guess you could say I was bringing down the house" Blood in The Snow The Shock and Decibelle are battling their way through Madame mind bender’s hypnotized legions when NightSword arrives to lend a hand. "Go I got this, Find the others." He tells them. And Decibelle and The Shock leave. NightSword pulls out his Decimation Claymore blade and carves a Rune in the air that protects him and lets his blade go it slices and dices it’s way through Madame Mindbender’s minions . He walks towards her to finish her the rune protecting him wears off. She attempts to control him he fights it stabbing her in the stomach fully releasing her mind control over all it was affecting but as he turn she yells out "Hey!" and shoots him in the throat. He falls to the ground and as he’s bleeding out he mutters out I’m coming home Brandy, I’m coming home to you and Timmy.

The Sounds of War

Decibelle and The Shock arrive to see The mercenaries Onslaught and Siphoness standing over the fallen Krush and Re-do with Siphoness’ draining redo’s powers from him Onslaught looks towards them and tells his partner "Well two more coming to die Jess" She responds "Sound and Lightning, should be two interesting additions to my collection" Decibelle goes to scream but Siphoness uses her newly acquired time power to stop her in place Everything else is slowed down and only Shock is Fast enough to to stop the blade Onslaught throws at her. Then Siphoness appears behind Decibelle and drains the voice from her. Decibelle unfreezes and realizes her scream has no sound. Onslaught fires his weapon and Shock goes to stop it but cannot run back fast enough to stop Siphoness’ swinging powerful super punch powered by Krush’s strength towards her and watches as it connects with Decibelle dropping her to the ground. Shock screams out and launches a fatal lightning blast to Siphoness. Then he rapidly runs to onslaught to and launches flurry of a million lightning punches to Onslaught’s chest and as Onslaught dies he pulls Shock close to him and tells him "Welcome to war pal" and sets off some semtex he was holding Shock is quickly yanked away by Polaris’ gravitational pull narrowly avoiding being destroyed by the blast. He looks as Decibelle’s body in consumed by the explosion.....

Falling Thunder

Polaris and The Shock catch their breath after that near death experience. When they hear the sound of Flare’s attacks and the sound of the 3 villains that Shock knew quite well, falling in battle. They run to it and see Extendro, Dark Storm, and Razor lying unconscious on the ground. Nearby Flare is clashing with DethSmoke and Hydroku while Midnight looks on. Polaris attempts to run towards them and midnight flicks his wrist and she drops unconscious then he drops Hydroku and Flare. "Come test your might against your former Ally. Shock slowly walk towards DethSmoke and says "Darren We don’t have to do this" "Yes we do for this is my final obstacle on my path to true absolution." DethSmoke replies. "Then you are truly gone. forgive me for what I am about to do." Shock hesitantly tells his former friend. DethSmoke attacks first attempting to bind him. The Shock turns his body to electricity passing through it . He follows up with a lightning ball . DethSmoke catches it and transmutes it into dust. They both start throwing punches at each other. DethSmoke is the first one to land a blow. He follows it up with a knee attempt but The Shock see it coming and catches it and spins around with a kick to the head. He charges up lightning in his hand at thrusts it at DethSmoke phases back and dodges. DethSmoke says "try this on for size" and covers the immediate area in a tranquilizing gas. Shock hold his breath and spins and spins rapidly the energy he puts off disperses the gas. he slows down and DethSmoke catches him with a blade to the shoulder followed by a skull ringing punch. Shock is dazed when DethSmoke says "it’s over" and prepares to finish him when The Shock says "Fine then let’s go together" and tackles him over the side of the icy canyon Brothers no more

Geno and Darren clash while falling, Darren digs his finger into Geno’s shoulder wound and uses the distraction to hit Geno again and again Geno knees Darren and tries to Shock him Darren dodges and throws a smoke ball it misses they struggle some more than push away. Then they charge at each other again . Geno says "I’m sorry for this brother" and hugs Darren tightly and shocks him with enough energy to paralyze him and turns into lightning and zooms back to the cliff’s edge. He watches as Darren falls into the crevasse beyond visibility. He has flashes of the good times with him as he sheds a tear for him before blacking out of exhaustion. 4 weeks Later Geno starts gathering up his gear. Flare luckily has a bioengineering degree and their new base has a lab. So now he has a new removable costume. He looks at it, the new one fits his new personality better. He walks out in to the main hall with his bag and He walks up to Flare and sets his bag down to thank the man and shake his hand. "Thanks for everything you’ve done say goodbye to the others for me" "I will Can I depend on your help again." "Yes you can just use that special gun I gave you it will launch a flare I can see from anywhere." Geno says as he’s walking out the door. He looks out at the night sky and thinks about the new teammates he has and the one he lost and that midnight would be back . He kneels charging up an arc of Crimson Lightning before launching into the clouds and zooming off towards his next adventure…….

The End

Crack of Thunder

Prologue

Ashley, Carly, Kate and Ashley were walking down the street after midnight. They has just finished the opening night screening of a movie. They had been waiting for this movie for months so they were willing to take a chance coming to the late night showing. As They are walking towards their car Ashley continuously looks behind them as if they're being followed. Then in an instant Ashley turns and is met by the barrel of a Beretta she tries to use her self defense techniques but the man knocks her to the groind. "Well look here we got us a couple of cute little kitten whaddya think Derek?" The man with the Beretta says to the other man. "Sure do Bo, real cute." He says as he crouches down and runs his Glock through Kate's hair .She spits in his face, and he responds by slapping her to the ground and putting his Glock to her head. Then he looks up and sees Bo fall to the ground. He then sees crackling lightning cover the ground and hears the boom of thunder fill the air. He grabs Carly off the ground and holds his gun to her head and shouts "Don't you come near me or I'm going to paint the walls of this alley with her brains. Then he sees a lightning covered figure before him with his hands up. Then as the man named Derek raises his gun to the figure The man moves so fast that the air around him seems to twist and turn. Derek is thrown across the alley and he is clung to the fence by static before the figure knocks him unconscious. "Thank you so much Crimson Shock!" The girls all tell him as they hug him tightly He replies "No problem ladies all part of the job." and by the way time he finishes his sentence he is gone in a flash of red lightning .

Greg Smith walks through the cemetery crying with flowers in his hands. "Mom, Dad are you listening" he says before stumbling to the ground. He gets back up as he arrives at his mother and father's gravestones he kneels at the ground by their graves. Dad I'm sorry you were cursed a son like me." He says looking back at the massive wings behind him.He looks back at the graves and says "Mom I'm sorry you died giving birth to the living freakshow that I am" He begins crying and puts one hand on each graves " I love you both so much" As he finished speaking he pulls out his father's Magnum and places it in his mouth "Goodbye world he says and as he pulls the trigger. He closes his eyes and hears the sound of of a gunshot is heard and everything seems to freeze in place Then as Greg opens his eyes and he see the lightning man "Wow you're the Crimson Shock" he tells the Crimson Shock before explaining his unfortunate life circumstances. The Shock tells him "I don't think those wings are a curse I think you are meant to have them for a reason. Also, I don't think your parents would want you to end yourself. Tell me what would they want" Then he turns around and looks away before turning back towards Greg and removing his mask. Greg is stunned by the fact the last the Crimson Shock just revealed his secret identity. "My name is Geno Davis and I've been the Crimson Shock for about 10 years and I want you to join a group of friends of mine go to this address and they'll help you become a hero just tell them I sent you." He says while handing Greg a piece of paper "Wow thanks Crimson Shock!" Greg responds as he stands up As the Shock gathers an aura of lightning around him and kneels to the ground he says to the wide-eyed Greg who is gazing in awe at the Shock "The name by the way is Crimson Storm." Then he bursts off in a flash of black, blue, and red and Greg kneels down and thanks his parents graves before running off with a new lease on life. I

Tenae Dean sits in the park as her kids are frolicking and playing and thinks to herself "I'm glad I'm retired it gives me time to enjoy life with my kids and that's what I'm going to tell Robbie. She's sees him coming and gets up to greet him and says "Robbie, my love, how are you? How have you been? "I'm good Tenae let's not beat around the bush we need you back." He replies She tells him the thoughts she just had "I'm not leaving my kids again to worry about if their momma is coming home or not they need me and I need then so my answer is no Robbie I'm sorry." Robbie replies "Ya know it's been a year since Antarctica and I still haven't gotten over all the good friends and heroes we lost that day and I still wish I could have seen it coming." Tenae asks " you still having the visions of Knightsword as an angel?" He answers"Yeah and I just can't seem to figure out what it means " He then gets up and says to her "Well if I can't convince you to come back then just think about this, If we won't stop midnight who will? Who will stop him from killing millions and who will stop him from walking into this park ripping through you like paper and taking your kids and destroying them or worse recruiting them for his side? War is coming Tenae I'd suggest you pick a side before it's too late." He walks out of the park and Tenae puts her head in her hands and cries thinking about what Robbie said when one of her son's comes to her and asks "What's wrong Momma" She quickly replies to him "Nothing baby go play with your brother and sisters." He quickly scampers off and she cries some more seeing her innocent Happy children play not knowing the evil that walked the earth

Robbie walks away from the park unsatisfied with Tenae's response. When he ends up in an alley where he is approached by some young men and they ask for his walle. Being in the hot headed mood he was currently having Robbie threw his long trench coat blocking the first guys attack while simultaneously blasting a burst of flame at the other two before he takes off into the sky with his orange and green suit shining in the sunlight whilst rocketing through air landing on the roof of their current base. Then suddenly a young man with large bird-like wings landing beside him and instantly Robbie swings on him and the young man blocks with his wings. "Whoa don't hurt me please Geno Davis sent me he said y'all can train me." the young man says as Flare backs away. "Who are you?" Flare asks him . "My name is Gregory Smith sir." The young man tells him. Flare then tells the young man to follow him and Flare leads him through the roof entrance. Flare then agrees to teach Greg and Flare shakes Morphus' hand and introduces him to greg and says "I want you to teach him how to be a hero I think he has potential." "Alright come with me kid" he says and Greg follows him into the training room. Flare goes into his room and takes off his mask when Sound Wave bursts in and yells at him "Robbie when are we going after the son of a bitch who killed my sister!" Robbie responds "When we have some credible information otherwise we'll get ourselves killed."Sound Wave storms out blasting the door off its hinges. Robbie sighs and tests on his bed and passes out.

I I

A man runs up some mountainside steps and after a few minutes he reaches the top and passes through the gate of the temple that resides there. He enters and kneels saying a quick prayer before running through the hall and enters a room. Inside he tells the man and woman inside "Han, Reya the order is here." Han looks at Reya and says Get the drives and ready the ship. I'll hold them off give me 15 minutes. Reya nods and smiles before running off and taking the man with him "Come on Kai I could use your help. They both run off and Han goes to his cabinet and gathers his armor. Han places all his armor except his helmet and before he puts it on he has a flash back to the last day he wore this armor.

It's a sunny day as Han Lei walks the grounds of the Order of the Wolf claw's compund. He finishes his rounds and sees the gate is open and runs to it and sees his two daughters outside it. "Hides, Harina get inside now!" He yells to them and as they hear him a squad of Men fire upon the gate. Han reacts quick howling to signal an attack. Two other guards join him they make quick work of the squad and Han leads his daughters back home and a executive guard comes to Han and says "Your father has requested that you and your family join him in his study. Han nods and brings his daughters with him as he looks upon them wishing his wife were here to see how much they looked like her. It had been 10 years since his wife died giving birth to their twin daughters. Han opens the door to his father, The head of the clan named White claw, looking across the study while standing next to Han's uncle and Brother. "Han thank you for coming I'd like you to meet Midnight Absolution." Han sees the man walk from the side of the room Han has a bad feeling about him. "But he is not why I called you here I'd like to speak to you about the incident a few minutes ago involving your daughter's I understand they opened the gate I believe you know the punishment for it." His father says as two guards grab him " No, don't you touch them!" Han yells trying to get free and as the girls' uncle walks them over to their grandfather. White Claw says to him "oh I am not I've spoken with my new friend here and as a show of respect for our new business venture I'm allowing him the Honor and after wards we will take care of your exit from our clan. Han jumps free and tries to attack them and Midnight stops him telekinetically in the air and says "Well I like this sword, I think I will use it." He then telekinetically pulls it out of it's sheathe and walks over to the girls as Han is restrained by the guards. Midnight the says hello to Hides and Harina and raises the sword while Han struggles to get loose and raises the blade high above his head as the heads of the Order look on. Han cries out as Midnight brings the blade down slashing both girls in one swoop. White Claw, Red Eye, and Blue Tail walk over to Han and pick him up and he looks at all of them and says I'm going to kill all of you and finally breaks his restraints he knock out Blue Tail and slides over the desk and glances at them before leaping out the window into the ravine below. They all look out the broken glass and see Han's body in the ravine. White Claw orders his men to go retrieve it. After they leave the window and return to business Han struggles to get up as he had broken his leg in the fall when a young lady who had seen the jump tends to Han and he explains and she helps him to his feet and sneaks him off to her underground encampment. He says "thank you my name is Han Lei or Black Fang but just call me Han" She replies "My name is Reya."

Han shakes off the memory and place his helmet. It was given to him by Reya and it helped him focus his targets and he grabs his sword Kai gave him. He shuts the cabinet and leaves the room and heads out to the main room of the temple. As he arrives there a squadron of Claw Order warriors burst in followed by Blue Tail. "Brother I see you have been busy but please make it easy on yourself and just surrender your death will be kind." Blue Tail says to him. Han replies "Brother you watched as my daughters were killed I will fight you until my last breath but before this starts Sen-Lao I implore you take your daughter and leave the Order before what happened to Hidea and Harina happens to her and your wife." Sen Lao tell him "My family will not make the mistake yours did Now I will do as I must." He draws his sword and his squad draws theirs. Han draws his sword and clashes swords with his brother before leaping over them and battling the whole squad and Blue Tail. Han finishes off about half when Reya radios in to him. "The ship's ready where are you?" he hears. He replies "The main room I'm not gonna make it to the hangar take off and hover near the steps I'm going to do something incredibly stupid." She acknowledges and Han see her near the steps shortly after. "You're not leaving here alive" Blue Tail tells him. Then Han manges to dodge sword strikes and escapes the tenple. Then as the squad is chasing him he charges past the gate and leaps off the steps and barely manages to catch hold of the ship. Kai opens the door and helps him up as the ship takes off. Reya says to Han "Risky?! That was just plain stupid what if you had missed." "Well then I was going to hope you could fly fast enough to catch me." he replies chuckling with Kai "Now step on it I need to get to a safe radio point I have to make the call. Reya punches it as the claw squad members look on and Blue Tail slices one his squad in rage.

III Robbie awakes to the sound of their long range communications sensor. He quickly jumps up and head to the communications hub and hits a button bringing up the screen as the others come in to see what's going on. After Robbie answers the call a tired looking man in a black wolf helmet and black armor says to him "Are you the one they call The Fabulous Flare?" Robbie responds "Yes who are you and what do you want?" The man tells him my name is Black Fang and I have some information on a mutual enemy Midnight Absolution." The heroes look on in shock and Flare says "When and Where do you want to meet? The man then responds saying "Big Ben, London 24 hours see you then." Before closing the line and afterwards Robbie grabs his mask. Morphus asks him "How do you know it's not a trap?" Robbie responds saying "I don't I'm taking Reaper and I'm going to contact Geno to meet me there." Geno Davis Is upgrading the cybernetics in his legs when his long range sensors go off detecting the special Flare he had given Robbie. He quickly grabs his phone and contacts Robbie. After Robbie pops up on Geno's phone Robbie tells him "Geno, I need your help we might have a lead on Midnight and I want you there with me and Reaper just in case it's a trap." Geno replies "When and where?" Robbie tells him of the message he received from the mysterious Black Fang and Geno tells him he'll meet him and Reaper outside big ben before hanging up. Geno gathers his gear and prepares for the meeting then lays down for a quick rest. As Geno is sleeping he continues to dream of the deserted work this time standing side by side with Robbie battling a herd of large beasts and as they are about to be killed Geno wakes up to his alarm and gets up and grabs his gear and runs out the door to the exit of his apartment building. He then heads to a nearby alley and changes into his Crimson Storm suit before taking off at lightning speed. Flare and Reaper wait outside Big Ben when they hear the familiar sound of Crimson Storm's lightning. They then see him arrive in an alley nearby. Then after Geno comes out of the alley in his normal clothes they all head inside looking for a sign of the mysterious man they were meeting.a woman in red then walks up to Geno and whispers in his ear "He waiting in the inner workings." Geno nodds and tells Robbie. Robbie tells Reaper "When we go to speak to him wait in the security room and if you see something amiss step in. Oh and don't hurt the guards too bad. Reaper nodds and steps into the bathroom so that he can teleport discreetly. Geno and Robbie walk to the entrance to the workings of Big Ben and change into their gear before entering and see the mysterious man standing there looking at a hologram of Midnight. Geno and Robbie walk up to the man. He turns around and shakes their hands while saying "my name is Black Fang but as a sign of trust my real name is Han Lei." before removing his helmet revealing his face. Robbie takes off his goggles and introduces himself my name is Robbie Tims otherwise known as The Fabulous Flare. Geno removea his as well and introduces himself and telling Han of Reaper waiting in the wings. Han says "Good thinking I understand the distrust my good friend Reya from the lobby waits alongside my other ally Kai. Now let's get down to business." He hands the both a device which shows Midnight meeting with the order. He tells them now it's not much but I have discovered he is meeting with the Order of the Wolf again I don't know what their plan is but this is a good chance to strike while his guard is down I've also read my father's files he got from Midnight on you night warriors." Han then explains his last time with the order and with Midnight and Flare explains the battle in Antarctica. "So we attack him then will you be coming with us Han?" Geno asks. Han replies "Yes I will I cannot wait to get my han-." Before Han can finishes his sentence Reaper apparatus in and blocks two attacks from two unknown individuals Reaper battles them for a minutes while Han, Robbie,and Geno put their masks back on. They hear the left one who has White long hair and is wearing a red cloak and wielding a wrist mounted pitchfork say "well Scythe Reaper is still alive ." The other who wields two mounted sickles and has long red hair and a black cloak replies "I'm as shocked as you Grim but we must not dawdle Midnight wants the dog looking one dead so we must execute him. Reaper looks at Storm and nodds. Then Storm nudges Flare and they both create blinding light and Reaper grabs Han while Storm grabs Flare and they vanish. The two assassins look at each other and say "This is going to be FUN."

IV Storm, Flare, Reaper, and Han appear in a nearby alley. Reaper shockingly speaks to them and says "We need to get back to Seattle quickly. These guys are my former associates we were all know an as The Devil's Trinity we operated out of Moscow and they can track my teleport so we need to get out of here fast and without teleporting." Han then tells him he has a ship nearby and radios for Reya and Kai to get it ready. Storm then grabs Han and Robbie telling Reaper hell be back in a flash for him before zooming off. Reaper then teleports his astral form to where the other two killers are and tells them to meet him in their London base of operations. They laugh and nodd before teleporting. Storm runs back to where he left Reaper and sees he is not there. "Damn!" Storm says to himself. He pulls out his phone and calls Flare and tells him "Reaper left I think he went after them himself activate his beacon." Flare acknowledges and sends the location to Storm. He then takes off to the location. Reaper walks into the Devil's Trinity hq and looks around wondering what would transpire when Grim and Scythe arrived. He walk around and finds his old gear. He picks up the trench coat. They must've picked it up after he bailed on their last mission together. He finds his old Bo staff and looks at it extending its blades. He puts on the coat and closes the staff. Then as he turns around and sees Grim and Scythe standing there. They say to him "The reaper arrives. Where are our targets." He replies chuckling "they're gone and I'm going to end you two right now, you will never kill anyone again and draws his Bo staff and extends it out. They both draw their weapons and jump at him. Grim says "Reaper you were always too soft now it will be your downfall." Scythe appears behind him and Reaper blocks it but Grim knocks Reaper down. Reaper apparates attacking Scythe who's slashes Reaper. They both stand above him drawing for a deathly blow when in a burst of light knocks Grim and Scythe back. Crimson Storm tells them "Reaper we can take them both out together." He builds lightning around his fists and readies to attack. Reaper stands up and thanks Storm and readies his staff and stands back to back with Storm. Reaper says "Watch your back they like to teleport behind you and attack from both sides." Scythe appears in front of Storm and Storm swings causing him teleport away. They attack in a blur of teleporting and lightning. Reaper for sees Grims attack and stabs him with his staff. Scythe roars and sets off c4 around the room Storm bursts off and jumps through the window with Reaper. V Storm and Reaper fall through the air and as Reaper grabs Storm to teleport when Scythe grabs him. He says "you're going down with me brother for killing our baby brother." Storm grabs Scythe and shocks him creating separation while zapping Scythe stiff. Reaper and Storm suddenly land on Han's ship as Scythe hits the ground his dead body lying dead on the ground. The heroes then take off on route to Seattle. Robbie introduce Han, Reya, and Kai to the rest of the Night Warriors while Crimson Storm checks in Greg's training. He asks him "How are you doing kid?" Greg responds "I'm doing good Morphus says I'll be ready for the next mission I just need to come up with a name and to create a suit." Flare overhears this and looks at Greg. Flare says "I have an idea follow me" He leads Greg to the armory and attaches Kaleb's armor to Greg seeimg the image from his dreams. "I even got a good name for you KnightHawke." Greg nodds and says "I love it." Then they nodd at each other and Flare walks back to the others. Polaris walks in and says "I'm here y'all." Flare hugs her and they all then go over the info and come up with a plan. Then Flare gathers up his stealth suit. Storm checks his upgrade to his legs while grabbing his escrima sticks and his night visor. Morph, Polaris, and Sound Wave suit up while Reaper grabs his Bo staff and puts on his coat. Han shakes Kai's hand and thanks him when he hands him his sword. Reya walks up ro him and asks him "You could use me I should be out there with you." Han hugs her and says "I need you to stay here if I die and we fail You need to continue the fight." She handa him his helmet and nodds as he walks with the other towards the roof. They all walk towards the ship to do what might be their last mission.

VI The ship nears the compound as everyone checks their gear and go over the plan once again. Then Morphus jumps out and shifts to look like one of the Order scouts while Flare puts on his order uniform he got from Han's ship and walks along side and Han puts on his cuffs and walks with them as their prisoner. Meanwhile the Polaris, KnightHawke, Sound Wave, Reaper, and Crimson Storm wait inside the camouflaged ship standing ready for Flare's signal. After passing through the gate they are led by Blue Tail to White Claw's Study. Morphus and Flare wait outside listening through Han's hidden mic as Han is placed on a chair in front of Blue Tail, Red Eye, White Claw, and Midnight. Han's father says as Blue Tail strikes him "Well the disgraced one returns. You were a fool to think you could come back and take on the Order of the Wolf, now do you have any last ones before I allow our good friend Midnight to finish what he started with your children?" Han responds "Yeah I am going to kill all of you." As he says his eyes turn bright red he leaps at Midnight who stops him mid air. Midnight slams him to the ground and says "Worthless swine im going to enjoy this." Then Flare blasts down the door and throws a fireball at Midnight who dodges it. Han lands on his feet then leaps at white claw who blocks his attack. Han battles White Claw and Red Eye while Morphus fights Blue Tail. Then as White Claw gains the upper hand Han remembers the rage of losing his girls then roars and shifts into a huge were wolf-like beast and tackles his father onto the balcony after slashing his uncle Red Eye's throat. As Midnight and Blue Tail overpower Morphus and Flare, Flare launches an enormous Fire Ball through the roof. The other look out at the huge flames emerging from the roof and they all leap into action. KnightHawke launches an arrow with a rope over to one of the compound's buildings and Sound Wave slides across it blasting sonic screams at some of the guards below. KnightHawke launches arrows at the sentries on the rooves in the compound. Polaris hovers down and launches the gate guards across the compund. Crimson Storm races up and down the compound taking out executive guards all over before racing towards the main building. Reaper teleports down and uses his powers to teleport and take out the scouts nearby on patrol. Crimson Storm enters the Study and locks eyes with Midnight. Midnight says "Hello thank you for joining us it seems I have to take you out myself since my lackeys can't seem to get the job done." Morphus and Flare manage to take out Blue Tail. Storm begins attacking Midnight who blocks or dodges every attack picking up the three of them telekinetically and throws the study wall and out into the courtyard. Han circles around his father who laughs and says "well well maybe you are a real son of mine you have unlocked your beast form. Well let's make this interesting." He then laughter heartily and transforms to a bigger white haired wolf creature. They growl at each other and leap at each other. As White Claw gains the upper hand Han pictures the smiling faces of his daughters and the tears running down their faces before Midnight killed them. He roars louder and grows overpowering his father and ripping his throat before throwing him into the crevasse below. Han then howls at the moon before shifting back into human form. He then runs through the Study and out the hole in the wall.

VII

The other Night Warriors look as Flare, Morphus, and Storm Are thrown threw the wall Reaper teleports to them and teleports them back to the group. One by one they each attack Midnight and are each flicked back. Then Storm says "We need to go at him as a team." They all agree and Polaris holds Midnight in place while Sound Wave blasts him with sound waves. Flare surrounds Midnight with blue flames while Storm blasts a current of lightning at him and KnightHawke launches arrows at Midnight that blinds Midnight's vision field. As Midnight tries and fails to move and Reaper teleports in front of him and stabs him with the blades of his Bo staff. Then Han charges up and digs his blade through Midnight's heart. Midnight falls to the ground as the heroes stop holding him in place. The heroes regroup and sigh in relief. Then suddenly he rises and his wounds heal instantly and he hovers upwards while laughing and saying "Well it's been awhile since someones done that much damage to me but all fun aside I must be going but I will leave you all some presents." While using his telekinesis to bust a lock in one building which is soon followed by loud animal noises. Then Midnight takes off into the sky. Epilogue

The doors bust open as the heroes see multiple abominations come out of the building. Polaris yells "We need to go now!" Polaris hovers upwards holding sound wave and Flare flies up with Storm. Reaper teleports Han to the cockpit and readies the ship to take off. KnightHawke attempts to fly up but he is grabbed by a tentacled monster and pulled down wards screaming. Crimson Storm looks out the hangar saying "We gotta help the kid he'll never get out alive." The others hold him back. Flare says "We can't help him theres nothing we can do to stop all those beasts. I'm sorry." They all bow their heads. Crimson Storm looks at the others as the ship begins to take off. Crimson Storm tells the others "I can and will!" He then lets himself fall out. The others fail to catch him as the ship takes off before they can stop him. Crimson Storm then remembers everything from meeting the Night Warriors all the way until now. Then he charges lightning all around him and as he hits the ground he looks up and Red and Blue lightning flashes throughout his eyes.

Storm War 5 years after the battle at The Order of the Wolf Claw compound the Night Warriors operate out if a secret base in the Arizona desert. They also operate under the name Storm Warriors in honor of their fallen comrade Crimson Storm who fell defending their ally KnightHawke. Black Fang looks at the screen seeing that there is a ping on their meta radar. Fang summons the others and requests to investigate it. Polaris says to them "Ok Han but you are not going alone Sound Wave go with Han your sound waves will help detect any threats. Sound Wave nodds and they suit up and head out into the unforgiving desert. As Han and Sound Wave walk Han says to his ally "How long has it been since you were on a scout mission?" Sound Wave replies "About 3 months what do you think set off the radar?" Han says "I don't know probably just some crazy fool running around, I'm not worried about it I'm worried about Robbie he hasn't spoken since Geno and KnightHawke died." Sound Wave opens his mouth to reply when all of the sudden he stops and looks ahead then he kneels and places his hands on the ground and sends out sonar waves he then says "Uh oh I'm picking up something big feels like a herd of Chimera." Han then draws his sword and stanfs at the ready with Sound Wave. Then they both see a group of 4 Chimera charging at them. Sound Wave blasts energy waves at them they slow down but continue coming. Then as they begin attacking the two heroes Sound Wave takes two of them down as Han manages to take one down. The fourth strikes sound Wave who falls to a knee. Han helps his ally up but the rest of the beasts rise and Han focusses his aura and transforms to his Wolf mode. Han battles two while Sound Wave holds the other two down with his sound cage ability. Han finish off the two he was fighting and goes to help Sound Wave as Sound Wave takes another clawing falling to the ground Han charges the other two that are continually clawing Sound Wave. Han finishes off one as his Wolf forms shifts back into his human form and is clawed by one of them. Sound Wave stands and puts all of his energy into one final blast taking down the last one. Han rushes to the bleeding Sound Wave who tells him "Han you need to guide the others especially Robbie without guidance this team will fall apart and please when you find Midnight Absolution give that bastard a dagger to the throat for me and for Decibelle. Han puts pressure on Sound Wave's wound and says "You are going to make it!" Sound Wave smiles and says "Tell the warriors I love them and I was happy to be a part of this family" before succumbing to his wounds. Han begins digging a grave for his friend and puts the body in it. After putting the dirt back in he places Sound Wave's gauntlets on the grave before heading off towards the Storm Warriors' base but turns around hearing hooves and sees a group of men on horseback

Polaris continues monitoring the screen and sees the data from one of their drones above Russian airspace. She examines the Data closely and sees a familiar signature. She runs to the rest of the base telling the others what she has seen. After they all return and view the data they see Sound Wave's beacon remaining still while Han's beacon moves north towards the settlement Rocknovos. Polaris says "I think they're on trouble we better head out." The rest agree and they all suit up and head to their plane and take off towards Sound Wave and Han's beacons.

Han looks down at his bindings and then at the Novos soldiers escorting him. He then sees their destination the settlement Rocknovos and as they near it the gate opens showing the settlement's leader Rocko Novious. The man places one hand on his revolver and the other one on Han's shoulder and says "Well looky here, if it isn't Black Fang welcome to my sanctuary I'm so glad you decided to pay us a visit." Rocko releases Han's binds and says"Why is my visitor tied up like an slaughterhouse hog" to the head of the scouting party. The man then replies "because he is a danger and he can't be trusted to move unrestricted around the settlement sit." Rocko laughs and draws his revolver and shoots the man saying "Anyone else think they have a better opinion on settlement safety then me?" The others shake their heads no. Rocko then says "Good now where was i? Oh yes, now I arranged this little visit because I have an offer for you Mr.Fang." while holstering his weapon. Han replies "What is it you want Novious?" Rocko says to him "I'm glad you asked now my guards and my scouts are great but I wanna upgrade my settlements forces for the expansion and I believe you and your friends can help me with it. I want your Storm Warriors to join me. What do you think? Han looks around and says " Let me answer it this way" He then grabs Rocko's weapon and aims it at Rocko. Then instantly the guards all brandish firearms at him. "Well I think you need to reconsider and to learn some respect while you're at it and nodds at a sniper who tranquilizes Han. Han falls to the ground and another guard picks up Han's unconscious body into the settlement. Han wakes up from his unconscious state to darkness and light appears shortly afterward doors open on front him and he sees Rocko standing there. Han says to Rocko "You are making a big mistake I'm going to get out of this place and on my way out I'm going to kill you." Rocko laughs and says "You should have taken my offer you wouldn't be stuck in my wardrobe" Han struggles as he sees Rocko close the doors.

The Storm Warriors arrive and see the makeshift grave after they Pay their respects and load up and begin the journey towards Rocknovos.

Han attempts to break free and after regular methods fail he focuses his Wolf aura and partially transforms his hand to his beast paws and snaps the bindings before clawing the binds on his feet and getting out after listening and hearing the sound of feet walking away. He grabs his nearby sword and helmet. He peeks out the door and sees one guard. He quickly subdues him and moves on when he feels a hand on his shoulder. He rapidly turns and swings but stops after seeing a familiar face. He exclaims "Reya it's you! I'm so glad to see you!" and hugs her as they sneak off. Reya tells Han "the others are waiting just outside the perimeter I snuck in after you we picked up your beacon." They edit the building and see a group of soldier aiming weapons at them. Rocko says to them "Nice try but now the fun is over I tres to be reasonable but you leave me no choice." The guards cock their weapons and Reya sinks at Han who senses a distinct aura and smiles. Reaper suddenly teleports in and Han, Reya, and Reaper battle the guards and Rocko. The other guards begin to join the fray when a fireball lands behind them blowing their guard hut straight to hell. Reaper takes advantage grabbing Han and Reya disappearing in a wisp of smoke. Rocko screams and shoots his head guard in anger. Rocko says "gather the men from the other bases we are going to war." The three heroes appear inside the cargo bay as the other join them and Han informs them what happened after the left the compund and Polaris tells them of the data from the drone and Han asks when and who is going on the mission Robbie steps in and says "We all are if Geno is alive then we all need to make sure he makes it home to us." They all look in shock hearing Robbie speak for the first time in years.

Crimson Storm backs up and helps KnightHawke to his feet and asks him "Are you ok and able to fly?" KnightHawke replies "Yeah but that kraken looking thing is going to grab me whenever I try." Geno says to him as he looks on as the plane with the other inside flies off "When i give the signal you take off, fly and don't look back no matter what promise me that." KnightHawke says "Ok Geno be careful." Geno says "Hey don't worry about me I got this you just get outta here kid, you just keep making sure you make your parents proud like I know you have done here today." KnightHawke cries and begins flapping his wings and Geno turns to the beasts and says "Time to show you monsters how we do things in Seattle." He builds up more lightning and sends it upwards into the sky and it build more while it is airborne." KnightHawke realizes this is the signal and takes off. The kraken-like beast begins to reach towards KnightHawke with its tentacles and Geno yells "Not today you son of a Bitch!" and summons down all the energy and in a flash of bright red and blue light Crimson Storm send a blinding wave of electric energy. The wave travels a couple miles out knocking KnightHawke into the nearby woods and clearing the whole compund leaving nothing in the two mile wide area but ash, rubble from the buildings, and Crimson Storm's charred suit.

As the Storm Warriors fly over central Russia they check all their gear readying for the search. As Polaris checks the map when all of the sudden their engines freeze up. As their plane begins to free fall Robbie blasts the door off an Polaris grabs him and they hover down. Reaper grabs Han and Reya they then teleport to the ground. Morphus tries to get out before the plane crashes but he is stuck. Titannos reacts quickly and shields him with his metal skin. Flare gets up and looks towards the smoke from the wreckage. Polaris says "Are you ok?" Robbie replies "Yeah we better head towards the crash and check on the others." Polaris nodds and they walk towards it. As they walk through the forest they hear the rustling of trees and as they turn around they are both hit by ice blasts and see a the assailant walk towards them and freeze them with ice rays from both hands. Titannos gets up and helps Morphus to his feet when they hear the sound of footsteps. Titannos looks ahead and says rapidly "Morphus hide quick." Morphus changes into a mantis and scurries into a grassy area and observes the scene. The figure walks closer and Titannos says "Make a move punk" and draws his pistol. A dart hits his neck and the figure in front of him knocks it out of his hand Titannos cover his body in his metal and battles the figure in front of him until he passes out. Morphus runs off into the woods as another figure walks up and they pick up Titannos and carry him further into the woods.

Robbie wakes up and looks at the drowsy Titannos and Polaris. He looks around and feels the ice that is holding his hands together. He realizes who did it and says "Tundra I thought you were dead." Tundra turns around and removes his hood showing his cracked face. He tells Robbie "You thought wrong and now it's going to cost you" before smacking him. Then two more people walk up removing their hoods. The heroes look in shock and Polaris says "Kaleb you-you are alive." The former hero Knightsword says nothing just pacing looking at the heroes. The heroes look on at his cracked face they then look at the other and recognize the other as Onslaught the one man navy seal squad. Robbie stands up and burns through the ice on his hands and runs at Kaleb and tackles him trying to knock some sense into him. Onslaught and Tundra pull Robbie off him. Kaleb then draws a tormented looking version of his longsword. The others put Robbie on his knees and hold out his arms. Robbie manages to pull one arm away but Kaleb swings with deadly fast speed taking off Robbie's right arm. Robbie falls to the ground screaming. Then Knightsword backs up as The unstoppable force known as Midnight Absolution walks up. Then as Midnight prepares to speak the lights all go out for about 5 seconds the sound of punching and swooshing is heard and when they come back on the heroes are gone. Midnight looks at the others before telekinetically choking Tundra and says "Find them our plan is almost ready I don't want any unforeseen circumstances and that includes you over there my old friend it's time for you to get on the board" and the glow of a smokey blue visor covering a scarred and blurred face is seen in the nearby shadows.

Robbie sits up and looks at Reaper, Polaris, Han and the others. He builds a fireball in his hand and uses it to cauterize his wound. Polaris hugs Reaper and says "Thank god for you Reaper!" Reaper smiles and nodds. Han walks over and asks"What happened in there." Polaris responds " I don't know how but Knightsword, Tundra, and Onslaught are alive. I'm sure it's safe to assume that some of the others from Antarctica are alive. Robbie says as he wraps the stump where his hand used to be "We need to find out how he did it. I think this might be the energy surge we detected." They begin walking through the woods when they hear strange sound. All the heroes ready themselves for a fight. Then as they behind them they see a bright light. They cautiously examine it when they see someone appear instantaneously. Flare blasts at him. The figure dodges it and knocks Flare and Titannos. Han slashes at him multiple times and he dodges every strike. The figure blinds Han and steps forward and pulls off his mask revealing an all too familiar face to the heroes. The heroes drop their weapons and lower their hands. Then as they are about to speak a figure flies down and the familiar figure speaks and says "You guys look like you've seen a ghost." The heroes hugs the men they know as KnightHawke and the Crimson Storm

As the heroes have a heartfelt reunion with their friends. Crimson Storm sits them down an explains to them how he and KnightHawke survived the incident at the Order of the Wolf Claw compound. As the light from the explosion fades Crimson Storm stumbles into the woods and looks at his charred suit. He walks to it and picks it up and carries it with him. He then walks towards the woods again and seea KnightHawke. He says to himself "he must've fallen while trying to fly away." He checks his pulse and realizes he's ok KnightHawke wakes up and Geno helps him up. Realizing that with Midnight thinking they're dead they can gather Intel in him Geno says to Greg "Now's our chance to find out everything about this bastard where should we head first?" Greg replies " Shouldn't we find the others and let them know were alive?." Geno says to him "For this to work everyone needs to think we're dead and we need to stop using our powers as much so we can blend in perfectly." Greg nodds and they walk onwards not knowing what lies ahead.

As Geno finishes his story Greg comes to the front of the room and says "I know we broke your trust lying to you but it was perfectly successful we have everything we need to take the fight to him." Han asks "What did you guys find?" Geno pulls up a holoscreen showing locations in Russia, Egypt, The United States, Bolivia, and Australia and tells the others "Now the locations in Australia, Bolivia, and Egypt are his monster creation Facilities and The United States facility and the facility you just escaped from are where he conducts his research on bringing the dead back to to life He uses a secret formula that is a mix of Chimera blood and his blood while charging the subject with a jolt of Dark Storm's electricity. The only thing that can stop them is a special chemical mixture of chloroform, anthrax, and extreme temperatures. Now we have acquired the necessary chemicals and have made these special devices that can launch darts coated in both chemicals and if we have Flare heat the darts to 900 degrees the heat will remain heated enough to cause the chemical reaction needed. Any questions?" Titannos asks "How do you plan on using them?" KnightHawke answers "We found info that he was alive during the Civil war and both world wars so we believe we can appeal to the war monger in him and challenge him to a battle. We also found that he can be wounded by a blade coated in the blood of the dead. If we can win this as long as we follow the plan. It is time for all of this to end if any of you want to back out now is your chance. The heroes all say nothing and Geno calls Reaper over "I need your help with challenging Midnight can you still teleport a person's image temporarily." Reaper nodds and they head outside and Reaper puts his hand to Geno's shoulder and an image of Geno moves from his body and heads away.

Midnight walks around and looks at the various revived heroes and villains in their cells and walks up to the darkened room and looks at the figure with the smokey blue visor. When he senses something he walks towards it and see an image of The Crimson Storm and says "Mr. Davis alive and well I see." Geno says "Cut the shit Midnight I'm not here to chat." Midnight replies "Ok then speak your peace." And secretly presses a switch on his gauntlet that opens the dark cell. "It's time we ended this. I want to destroy you so meet me where you killed my friends" Geno says. Midnight responds "Now why would I do that?" Geno chuckles saying "Because you can't resist an all out battle." Midnight tells him "You may be right but I have things to do." Geno tells him "Fine but I have something important to you." Midnight looks as an image of a young girl appears and Midnight flies into a rage. He says "You release my daughter now or I will end your pathetic team and I will erase your entire lineage and your friends lineages." Geno says"I won't hurt her as long as you come to Antarctica." Midnight says "Ok I will come there and destroy you but before you leave to ready for your deaths I'd like you to meet somebody." As the smokey figure walks up removing his visor. Geno steps back in shock and says "Darren oh my god you are alive." The figure steps into the light and says "It's been a long time Geno I'll see you in Antarctica." He then blasts a misty energy blast at the image. Geno's image then apparates away back to Geno and Reaper. Geno stands up and goes back inside kicking the door open. Polaris and the others look at him and say "What's wrong?" He gathers himself and replies "He agreed and Darren is alive." The other look on in shock. He says "We need to get ready everyone wings up at 2300. Geno walks his room suiting up in his Crimson Shock suit that he had upgraded. He remembers when he last seen Darren and he punches his wall leaving a crack surging with lightning. He looks in the mirror and says to himself "This ends tomorrow, I am going to finish Midnight and finish Dethsmoke." He walks out slamming the door.

Geno walk up to Robbie and leads him to his lab. He opens a case and pulls a cybernetic arm out and fixes it to Robbie's missing arm. He says to him "This arm is specialized for a meta's abilities it won't hinder your fire blasting powers." Robbie says "Thank you" and creates a fireball then he disappates it. "Do you really think this is going to work?" Geno replies "As long as we stick to the plan it will." Robbie asks "Are you going to be able to fight Vape again?" Geno says to him "Vape is dead to me, I am going to finish Dethsmoke and Midnight let's go." They both head out and join the others. Then together they all head outside for the final part of their journey.

The plane lands about 5 miles from where their base used to be and they all bow their heads in respect for the fallen. They look around and Flare says "Maybe he didn't fall for it. Then as he finishes his sentence the sound of choppers and beasts fills the area and the Warriors all look around as they are surrounded. They see Chimeras and revived heroes all around them. Midnight steps out of the chopper with the insignia of the Absolutionairies. He yells out "Where is she Davis?! Where is my daughter?!" Geno responds "She is at home where she needs to be which is far away from a monster like you." Midnight explodes at them "You bastards tricked me huh now you are all going to die every person in your families is going to die. Your families will be erased from the face of the earth. It will be as if none of your families existed." He whistles and Darren walks up and blasts energy at them. The heroes dodge and draw their weapons as the enemies draw around them. Morphus and Robbie lock hands and then transform into a dragon and charge into the Chimeras battling and breathing fure. Han transforms and leaps into a group of undead and begins slashing through them.and is joined by Reya and Titannos. Polaris faces off with Knightsword while KnightHawke fights against Tundra. Crimson Storm and Dethsmoke face each other pacing back and forth. Dethsmoke yells to Crimson Storm "I bet you're wondering how I survived? Midnight pulled me out if that icy hell you threw me in." He pulls off his visor and mask and throws it to the ground by Geno's feet. Geno yells back "Darren I'll give you one more chance, you don't have to follow him, come back and join me and the Night Warriors. Don't make me have to destroy you for good this time." Darren responds " Darren is dead there is only Dethsmoke and I'm never joining you I've reached the end of my path to Absolution." Geno sadly responds "Then this is the end Dethsmoke." Geno takes off his mask and drops it to the ground next to Dethsmoke's. They both charge each other. Meanwhile, Han and Reya stand back to back battling undead soldiers launching coated darts everywhere. Han changes back to human form due to energy consumption. As the enemy warrior numbers dwindle. Han hears a gun shot and looks behind him and sees Reya fall to the ground. He sees the mercenary Onslaught standing holding his custom hand held shotgun pistol. Han sees no others around and leaps Onslaught and slashes his pistol. Onslaught draws another and Han knocks it aside. They begin trading blows with Han gaining the upper hand. He slashes Onslaught's armor off and slashing again wounding him. As Han stands over him and grabs Reya's knife and readies to finish him. Onslaught kicks Han's legs out from under him and pulls out a syringe and injects it in himself he changes into a partially armored Chimera. Han dodges an attack by Onslaught-Chimera and runs up its arm he jumps to slash it's face but is knocked aside. He looks over at Reya's motionless body and rage flows through him. He changes into a larger version of his Wolf form. He and the beast battle back and forth they lock claws after missing each other in a back in forth battle. Han looks into the beasts eyes and as Han pictures his children dieing and Reya's motionless body. He overpowers the Onslaught-Chimera slamming it head first into the ice before mauling it and stabbing a day into its neck.He changes and goes to Reya. He holds her as she musters her strength. She tells him "Han looks like our journey together is over" "No it's not you are going to make it I need you without you I'm lost." Han tells her with tears forming in his eyes hand on his face and says "It's never been you needing me, it's always been me needing you I Love y--" Her hand slumps and her eyes close as tears run down Han's face. He puts her head against his and says "I love you Reya." He stands up with her blood on his face and picks up his blood stained helmet. He runs towards Morphus and Flare. Morphus and Flare change back to their separate forms. Flare shoots two fireballs taking out a large Chimera. As they cut the number of beasts down to 3. Flare gets knocked aside and Morphus is suddenly stabbed by a Chimera claw. Flare runs at it and is blocked by the other two. Flare readies a white fireball and Han leaps over him and claws one. Flare blasts the other one and they run to Morphus' side and help hold him up. Morphus changes into an octopus and squirts oil on Han's blade . Han leaps at the last alpha Chimera Flare shoots a fireball igniting the blade. Han strikes and cuts the chimera in half while burning what's left of it. Morphus tells them "Go on I'll catch up just gotta get myself a breath. They nodd and run ahead. Morphus smiles and falls to the ground. Flare turns and looks at Morphus realizing he couldn't help him and bows his head in respect before rejoining Han. Polaris, Reaper and KnightHawke fight against Knightsword. He kicks them to the ground after an exchange between him and KnightHawke and a failed attempt at gravity manipulation by Polaris. He also blocks asll reaper's attacks. The gravity attack doesn't affect his mystical armor. He knocks out Polaris and continues exchanging blows again with KnightHawke. Knightsword gains the upper hand again after breaking KnightHawke's sword. Reaper attacks again and Knightsword says a quick incantation causing Reaper to disappear. KnightHawke takes advantage and grabs Knightsword and they begin flying straight up. KnightHawke stops when the reach the upper atmosphere. KnightHawke says "I'm sorry about this." He then uppercuts Knightsword and Knightsword begins free falling back to the earth. KnightHawke begins his descent. After he lands he picks up Knightsword's mystical weapon as Flare and Han run up next to him. Geno and Dethsmoke clash fists emitting smoke and sparks. Geno pushes Dethsmoke back and throws a lightning ball at him. Dethsmoke goes intangible and the bolt passes through him. He throws a smokey energy spear. Geno dodges it and then runs at Dethsmoke. Dethsmoke passes through him and slams Geno to the ground. Dethsmoke tries to slam an energy ball into Geno. Geno rapidly rolls avoiding it and surprises Dethsmoke blasting him with a lightning ball knocking him to the ground. Dethsmoke creates a thick mist covering the immediate area. Geno looks around trying to see his opponent. Dethsmoke flies past slashing Geno's chest. Geno kneels to the ground. Dethsmoke comes again kneeing Geno in the face knocking him to the ground. Geno stands up and says "Come out you coward!" Dethsmoke replies "I am no coward and I will prove I am the superior now it is time for you to die." He flies at Geno again with his face revealed. Geno sees it and blasts him back and builds up a great ball of energy and sends out a Crimson shock wave clearing the mist from the area. Geno wipes the blood from his face and tackles Dethsmoke to the ground and begins beating him. After the first few punches Dethsmoke passes Geno's hands through him causing them to get stuck in the ice. Dethsmoke pulls out his knife and raises it to strike. Geno says "This ends now." Hr builds up lightning in his hands and causes the ice underneath them to brewk and they both fall into the ice cold water. Geno surrounds himself in lightning slowing the freezing. He swims up and looks down seeing Dethsmoke begin to freeze. He begins to climb out and remembers the good times with Darren. He swims back down and pulls Dethsmoke out. Darren coughs up water and says "Why did you save me." Geno says "Because as much as I want to think you are gone I know in my heart you are still in there Darren maybe you don't know it but you will one day find him again. Geno then picks up his mask and looks at Dethsmoke once more before taking off in a flash of Crimson lightning and Darren looks at his mask and thinks of his memories of the times he had with Geno both as his friend and his enemy. He pick up his mask and walks off in the opposite direction. Han leaps at Midnight again once again getting thrown this time at Flare and both fall . They see KnightHawke fly at Midnight making to strike him but it has no effect. Polaris throws a chuck of ice at Midnight who splits it telekinetically. Midnight the breaks two chunks off and throws them piercing KnightHawke's wings also pinning him to the ground. Han leaps again and is slammed down being held to the ground by Midnight. Midnight then pulls Han's old sword out of it's sheathe and says "I'm going to kill you and I'm going to kill you with the blade I killed your daughters with." He raises it and and it is blasted out of his hand. Midnight turns around and sees Crimson Storm looking at him who smiles snd motions behind Midnight. Midnight looks behind him and is hit with a ball of smokey energy. "He yells Dethsmoke what are you doing." Dethsmoke kicks Midnight and says "my name is Vape" before pinning Midnight to the ice as the others walk up. Flare says "Han you do it for your family." Han draws his blade and looks at it then he says"This is what I wanted for the longest but I've moved on so I will pass on it." They all agree and leave him pinned. He breaks free and strikes at them Flare burns the ice around him melting the ice around Midnight and Midnight falls through into the freezing water as the heroes walk towards the plane.

The heroes are gathered around their base mourning the fallen and converse on what to do next. Darren sits in the corner regretting all the things and deaths he caused. Reaper walks up to him and says "I know how you feel I felt the same way when I left my brothers and I realized that no matter what evil you have done , a good heart and seeking your self will lead to redemption and we all will help you anytime you need something." Vape smile and thanks him when the sensors show a large force approaching. They all head outside and see a large group of Rocknovos soldiers. Rocko yells out "It's time for retribution, you all are going to fall before the amassed army of Rocko Novious." His army then charges Han and KnightHawke lead the charge as Vape and Crimson Storm smile and follow behind the others once again fighting side by side as Vape and Crimson Shock.


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