The Infection Spreads
There was what appeared to be a young girl looking over at the Mass of Antilight covering the skies; the girl had blood red eyes and began to sing in a very eerie yet sweet voice.
"Hush little babies, don't say a word; Master Daraku is going to take away the pain, and if you try to fight with him, than the earth shall be poured with a bloody rain. and when that crimson rain, stains the Earth, My Master's Plan will be all what it's worth; and if you ever saw his face, you will start to scream in fear, and cry to yourself once you know, the end is near." The girl sang, as her voice could be heard as the Antilight Army, we're plotting something.
"Ah sweet child, her voice bring a tear to my eye, as we begin our attack on humanity and any other race of beings in this world." said the Shadow Queen, as the others nodded, as they heard some footsteps. "Who might you be?" The Queen asked noticing a few strangers; One of them was a small old man, with a grey skullet and mustache, wearing a white labcoat, with a white shirt, red tie, blue pants, and brown loafers, he was followed by a large, cybernetic man, with a bald head with face tattoos, metalic armor, and a cape. The third was a man with raven colored hair along with a beard and mustache of the same color, a purple monocle over his right eye and a purple cloak.
"I am Dr. Wily, I am the smartest scientist there ever was, and this here is Sigma leader of the Reploids and this is Dr. Regal a scientist from Nebula; we each we're recruited by the witch sisters that look like you to contribute our ideas with the Antilight."
"Tell me, what are your talents?"
"I create powerful robots, and with my scientific talents, I can create some powerful weapons to destroy any of those light dwellers, Sigma here can back yu up, and knows about the Sigma Virus that can corrupt any living being that it infects, and would make for a valuable asset to the Antilgiht, lastly Dr. Regal here is the creator of Dark Chips, and is the mortal nemesis of Lan Hikari, his Dark Chips can infect Net Navis corrupting their Data and turning them into Darkloids, and together, our assets will make for a brilliant addition to the Antilight."
"Indeed your talents would make for a great addition, ok get to work by creating weapons for us!" The Shadow Queen instructed, as Zant made his way towards them.
"It appears that the Heroes are off searching for a way to restore the Purelight, we need to find a way to prevent them, from doing that."
"So they figured out, how to restore the Purelight, where might they be making their way to?"
"Some of them are going to the Dinosaur Planet known as Krazoa, to acquire the Krazoa Spirits, and some of them are going to Star Haven to acquire the Star Rod."
"Well then, I better inform the Ing Emperor to dispatch the Ings and Space Pirates to Krazoa then."
"Also to Dr. Wily, your enemy Mega Man, is going to Krazoa to help find these spirits to restore the Purelight!"
"Well in that case, I'm going to go and create some Robots, and Sigma, I want you to go and crush Mega Man, i'm pretty sure X is with him as well."
"I think so, I believe Mega Man has some ability to summon other variations of Mega Man to assist him in battle, anyways, it's time to prepare for our next attacks." The Shadow Queen said as her followers all nodded in unison.
Some of the gathered heroes had made their way towards the Dinosaur Planet of Krazoa, by way of portal travel; Fox has memories of this place as does Krystal, Falco however doesn't due to him leaving Starfox at the time as everybody started to explore Thorntail Hollow.
"Krazoa still looks as peaceful as ever, but we better make our way to Krazoa Palace, while everything is safe." Fox said as they began to hear some stomping in the distance as a Triceratops like being made it's way over to Fox with a smile on it's face.
"FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX!" The Triceratops cried out, somehow knowing Fox as Fox turned around and smiled.
"Tricky!" Fox said as he went over and petted the Triceratops on it's head. "Tricky, it's good to see you again, you've grown up so much, since the last time I saw you."
"I know, how have you been Fox, and what brings you back on Krazoa, are you and Krystal on your Honeymoon?" that question made Fox blush as he began to scold Tricky.
"How many times have I told you not to ask that?"
"Aww come on Fox, I think the two of you should."
"We're here on more important matters, an evil power known as the Antilight is threatening to destroy the Universe, and we need to obtain the Krazoa Spirits, to add their power to help fight it."
"Sounds really serious, in any case i'm ready to help out the best way that I can; Well let's go to Krazoa Palace, and meet with the Krazoa Spirits."
"Can't let you do that StarFox!" said Wolf, landing on Thorntail Hollow along with his team, some Space Pirates, and what appeared to be some evil looking robots.
"Wolf again, and it looks like he's brought a couple Space Pirate Goons with him, but where did those robots come from?" Falco said looking at the robots as they appeared to be infused with Antilight. Mega Man ran over and began firing off at the Robots, as the Robots retaliated on the Blue Bomber.
"I will not let you defeat me, I was created by Dr. Light, and it will shatter your darkness."
"Is that what you think, Mega Man?" said a voice that Mega Man recognized, as Dr. Wily appeared, now altered with the blood red eyes of any of the followers of the Antilight. "I have found enlightenment from the Demon God Daraku, now this time Mega Man, you will be reduced to scrap metal and I will have my revenge on Dr. Light once and for all; now Antilight Cyberdemons, destroy Mega Man!" A group of Cyberdemons swarmed Megaman as they all began to ambush him without warning and it looked like Mega Man was about to be destroyed until a slash appeared taking down the Cyberdemons as another human robot hybrid similar to Mega man with Red and White mechanical armor, with a long blonde ponytail, wielding a cybernetic sword in his hand.
"You must really think your tough when you send your army of mindless robots to attack another!"
"Zero, you ungrateful creation, Sigma was right about you, so you think you can stop me, I am your creator and you will do as I say."
"I don't follow your orders, I am a Maverick Hunter, I was approached by some weird cat thing called Mewtwo, who answered my question, What Am I Fighting For? Now I fight alongside the ones who are trying to put a stop to this Antilight Invasion."
"Foolish Reploid, you will be destroyed!" Wily said as he sent more Antilight Cyberdemons to attack Zero as he and Megaman would combine their attacks to take down the demons, then a beep was heard as Zero made contact with a female voice.
"Zero come in, this is an emergency, some Strange Meteorite is heading your direction!"
"What, oh no, this is not good, I think we better evacuate!" Zero said as Mega Man approached him
"We can't just yet, we need to obtain the Krazoa Spirits to reform the Purelight."
"Are you crazy, if that thing crashes, we'll all be dead, we better find a way off this planet fast." Zero said as Samus approached and scanned the Meteor that was heading their was as it looked familiar to her.
"It's a Phazon Leviathan, if it crashes here it'll spread Phazon throughout the area corrupting anything that it infects." Samus said as she received and incoming message as she opened up her arm console. "Commander Malkovich."
"Samus, that Leviathan is stronger than that of Phazon, it appears to be made with the Antilight, listen if that Leviathan touches Krazoa, all of those Dinosaurs, including yourself and your comrades will all be obliterated by the Antilight, hurry and try to get everybody out of there immediately."
"I'll try!" Samus said as she pushed some buttons on her console to contact another person. "Fox, come in, it's Samus, please hurry and find the Krazoa Spirits, a Leviathan made up of Antilight is about to crash onto the Planet, and I fear for not only us, but everyone of the Dinosaurs here on Sauria.
"Oh no that's terrible, all right we'll hurry!" Fox said, as he, Falco, Krystal, and Trick made their way to the Krazoa Palace. "Tricky, go back to your family and warn them of what's going on, and find somewhere that you can take cover from."
"All right, Fox take care!" Tricky said as he dashed back to find his Mother, as the Starfox Trio made their way inside Krazoa Palace. The Trio made their way through the palace towards a shrine, as the place looked familiar to both Fox and Krystal.
"It was here, where I was trapped inside that Krystal and you rescued me."
"I remember it, but now's not the time to reminisce, Krazoa Spirits, we really need your help." Fox said as a strange light began to form as the face of what resembled the faces in the palace approached Fox.
"Fox McCloud, you have returned the Krazoa Palace, is there something we Krazoa spirits can help you with?"
"First we need your powers to add and help restore the Purelight, to combat the Antilight; and also a Leviathan made of Antilight is about to crash onto Krazoa and all of the tribes here are in serious danger and that is what we need your help with."
"So the power of the Antilight has been reformed, this is indeed a very dire situation, we better get together and form a barricade to stop this Leviathan from wiping out the Planet." The Kroazoa Spirits looked up in the direction of the Leviathan as it was coming closer as they banded together to create some form of barrier to try to halt the Leviathan. "Fox, while we try to halt the Leviathan for as long as we can, get every Dinosaur Tribe to Evacuate the Planet immediately."
"Right, i'll contact General Pepper to deploy Ships big enough to fit them, though, we half to try our best." Fox said as he took out a Radio to contact the Cornerian Army. "General Pepper, this is Starfox, do you read me, over?"
"Starfox, this is General Pepper, where is your location?"
"We're on Sauria, but we need to get some immediate Shelter for the Dinosaurs of Sauria; a Leviathan containing the Antilight is about to crash on Sauria and all of the Tribes here are in serious danger and we need to get them to safety as quick as possible."
"It sounds like a very serious matter, all right i'll deploy some ships hopefully large enough to be able to hold the Earthwalkers and Cloudrunners."
"Thanks General, the safety of these Dinosaurs is a priority at the moment." Fox said ending his communication. "Let's return to Thorntail Hollow and help out the others." Fox said leading Krystal and Falco back to Thorntail Hollow to find everybody struggling against Space Pirates, Cyberdemons, and now Ings that were starting to not only attack them, but infect the Dinosaurs as well. "This is terrible, what just happened?" Fox asked seeing Earthwalkers and Cloudrunners both becoming infected with the Antilight.
"FOOOOOOOXXXXX!" Tricky's Voice echoed as Fox was approached by his one time sidekick, the Cloudrunner Tricky, this time Tricky's eyes were Blood Red and the Antilight began to illuminate around him.
"Tricky, NO!" Fox said as all of a sudden the Antilight began to surround everyone, as the same little girl from before appeared.
"Looks like this friendship is history, just like the rest of the world shall be; now Tricky, be a good pet, and feast on the Fox, Lord Daraku is craving more Souls." The girl said as Falco aimed his blaster at the girl.
"Listen you little brat, you can tell your crummy master, that he ain't gettin Fox's Soul, not whie i'm here."
"Well let's see if your friend feels that way, because he seems, Hungry!" the girl said as Tricky charged at Fox knocking him down; both Falco and Krystal didn't want to attack Tricky because he was still their friend, but Fox was in trouble. As Fox looked in horror at his possessed friend looking ready to feast on his one time friend, Zero came dashing forward with his blade slashing Tricky.
"No one should ever eat their friends; I don't know who you are, but if you're really this Fox's friend, you'll snap out of it, and fight the Antilight."
"So you want to interfere with my meal, well fine than, i'll eat you too." Tricky said Dashing over to Zero as Mega Man began to fire away at Tricky. While Fox was laying on the ground trying to recover, Mewtwo appeared next to him with a look of urgency.
"The Krazoa Spirits are not going to be able to hold that Leviathan, I hate to do this but there's no possible way to save all of these Dinosaurs; everyone, please take the Krazoa Spirits and follow me back to the Gathering Hall.
"But the Dinosaurs?" Fox asked as Mewtwo shook his head.
"Look, it's not possible to be able to save all of these Dinosaurs; look we really need the Krazoa Spirits, if we lose them, than we can kiss our whole Universe Goodbye; I know you want to sdave Tricky, but there's nothing you can do, retreat and we'll get our revenge as soon as we have everything we need."
"Falco, Krystal, we need to get the Krazoa Spirits and retreat, there is nothing we can do."
"Foxy, you sure about dat?"
"I am, Falco let's get the Sprits and get the others to follow Mewtwo out of here." Fox said as he approached the Spirits who we're struggling to stall the Leviathan. "Krazoa Spirits, there's no other choice, we half to let the Leviathan fall, it's a sacrifice we need to make in order to ensure we stop the Antilight completely.
The Krazoa Spirits looked at Fox and one of them entered Fox's body like it did in the past. "Fox McCloud, you are right, we can't stall this Leviathan, i'm afraid we half to go with you and make sure we reform the Purelight; the rest of us will enter the bodies of your allies." Fox nodded as the other Krazoa Spirits entered the bodies of Falco, Krystal, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Captain Falcon as they met with Samus, Olimar, Calem, Serena, Mega Man, and Zero as Mewtwo would stand at the front opening a portal.
"Everybody, follow me into the portal, we half to let the Leviathan hit, time is running out, and there isn't much we can do to help these Dinosaurs, we need the Krazoa Spirits to form the Purelight and stop Daraku, we'll get our revenge soon, but for now, return to the Gathering hall with me." Mewtwo said as they all followed him through the Portal and back to the Gathering Hall as the Antilight Leviathan Crashed into Dinosaur Planet, transforming it into a wasteland of nothing but Antilight, as the little girl from before was seen standing all alone in the center of the ruins once known as Thorntail Hollow of Sauria.
"Dinosaurs were meant to be extinct, and soon all of humanity and everything else will be soon, and soon, the New Universe will begin, all that's left to eliminate, is that ugly eyesore known as the Sun." The Little girl said as she skipped and hopped away from the wasteland as she disappeared into the darkness of Antilight. "The Itsy Bitsy Humans, Climbed up the Purelight Spout, Down came the Antilight, and killed the humans off, the sun never came cause The Antilight Destroyed it, and The Itsy Bitsy Humans, all became extinct. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Back at the Gathering Hall Mewtwo brought back with him the ones who went to Sauria to retrieve the Krazoa Spirits. It was bittersweet for Fox, seeing his one time friend Tricky become a puppet for the Antilight, and the planet of Sauria now destroyed by the Antilight, as he received a message from General Pepper.
"Fox, Sauria has been...."
"Yeah I know General, sorry but it was a sacrifice we had to make in order to be able to fight the Antilight."
"Well i'm sure you did what was best."
"We will avenge all of those Dinosaurs that were killed by the Antilight, that is a promise." Fox said ending the transmission as Zero looked over at him.
"Hey I understand how you feel about losing someone important to you, I have felt that pain myself, when I lost someone."
"Yeah, but Tricky was a good friend, and he really helped me out a lot back there, but that wasn't the Tricky I know, I wonder how he got infected with the Antilight?"
"Don't ask me, i'm new to this whole Invasion, besides i'm trying to find what my purpose is for fighting."
"Z...Z...ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" said an eerie voice that somehow sounded familiar to Zero
"Iris, is that you?" Zero said as he began to hear, what sounded like the voice of Iris.
"Iris, I thought you we're dead, where are you?"
"I'm right here Zero." said the voice of what appears to be a Reploid with brunette hair, green eyes, blue and red mechanical armor, but the aura of Antilight surrounded her and her green eyes soon changed to blood red. "You let me die, it's your fault, you wanted to fight for me but.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU FAILED!" Just then a large blade, Impaled Iris's body as she fell into Zero's Arms.
"No Not again, WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR!" Zero cried as all of a sudden Iris's Soul began to escape her body and was consumed by the same monsterous face from before, however Zero didn't recognize it, as he looked at it in fear. "You....Y.....You...M..MONSTER!"
"NOW, Get ready to join her, your Soul is....."
"ZERO....ZERO!" Zero woke up as it was all an illusion as he saw Mewtwo in front of him. "That was an illusion created by the Antilight.
"But it was so real, Iris, she...." Zero said as Mewtwo looked at Zero
"The Antilight has the power to create illusions to prey on the mental weakness of those that oppose it, it's an easy way for Daraku to take the Souls easily just by playing Mind Games."
"That's Insane, we need to hurry up and put a stop to this, I don't want to relive that nightmare ever again."
"Don't worry Zero; as soon as Mario, Link, Sonic, Pit, and the Others return we will have all that we need to bring the fight to the Antilight." Mewtwo said as everybody all nodded in agreement.
A Frienship has been severed, a Planet was destroyed by the Antilight, and more mind games are being played; will Mario and his comrades obtain the Star Rod, not that the Krazoa Spirits have been obtained all that is left is the Star Rod, will that be the last light of hope in putting an end to the horrors of the Antilight? Find out in the next chapter of the Antilight Invasion.
To Be Continued!