|Bryce Bowman: Origins|
|Season 2, Episode 5|
Where the Magic Happens
Bryce and Vulkanus are in downtown Charlotte, fighting. Vulkanus is holding Bryce up by his shirt.
(Vulkanus): Ha ha, I'm finally gonna get my revenge, for all those times you beat me, Bowman!
(Bryce): I doubt it. (Vulkanus throws Bryce up, and the Infinity beeps, signaling recharge complete) What do know? (activates and slams the Infinity)
(Jetray): Ha, ha!
Jetray flies around Vulkanus firing neuroshock blasts. The neuroshocks have no effect.
(Vulkanus): Ha ha ha, really, Bowman, are you that stupid? Aerophibian's neuroshocks aren't very effective against Techadon armor. My suit (hits his chest) is a masterpiece.
(Jetray): Right, which is why I'm going to do this! (rams at Vulkanus, who puts his arms out to block)
Jetray hits the appearing Infinity, changing to Upgrade. Upgrade merges with Vulkanus' suit and dismembers it.
(Upgrade): Ha, hows that?
(Vulkanus): Not so fun.
Later... two Agents are carrying Vulkanus in a cage and his suit. Max is talking with Bryce.
(Max): I see you're putting the new playlist to good use.
(Bryce): Yeah, I'm liking them a lot.
(Max): Well, that's good, because I've got a job for you.
(Bryce): What is it?
(Max): There's a Thep Khufan, a mummy alien causing trouble outside of town. I need you to take care of it.
(Bryce): Sure no problem.
(Max) I thought so. Now, he only seems to attack at night, so wait until then to get him.
(Bryce): It's summer, I've got all the time I need.
On the outskirts of town, a Thep Khufan is walking slowly towards a small crater. He jumps down into it, and begins digging into the ground. Bryce is standing behind a rock, watching quietly.
(Bryce): This doesn't seem like an attack, so I'll just go talk to him. (walks over towards the Khufan) Uh.. Hello?
The Khufan jerks around, and his free bandages shoot out at Bryce. They wrap around his arms, and hold him up.
(Bryce): Whoa, whoa, it's okay, I'm not gonna hurt you.
(Khufan): Want do you want?!
(Bryce): I'm here to help you.
(The Infinity): (beeps) (the dial pops up and releases a yellow beam at the Khufan) Uncatalogued DNA acquired.
The Khufan tosses Bryce to the side.
(Khufan): You're trying to steal my DNA!
(Bryce): I'm not trying anything!
The Khufan extends his fingers at Bryce. Bryce slams the dial down, transforming into XLR8. XLR8 dashes forward, ripping through the bandages and ramming the Khufan. The Khufan rolls backward and onto his feet. XLR8 rams at him again, but the Khufan unravels, XLR8 running right through him.
(XLR8): Nice move, but can you match this?!
XLR8 dashes at full speed, almost pausing time. He rams into the Khufan, and he starts slowly flying back. XLR8 runs behind him and rams him again, throwing him forward. XLR8 skids to a stop, almost instantly. The Khufan is thrown into a boulder, and passes out.
(XLR8): Got ya!
XLR8 walks over to the Khufan, who jumps up and punches XLR8 in the back of the head, knocking him out and causing him to revert.
(Khufan): No, I have got you.
The Khufan is digging in the crater, when Bryce wakes up. He looks around to see what had happened. Bryce sees the Khufan, and activates the Infinity.
(Bryce): Okay, we're gonna try this one more time! (the Khufan turns to face him) I'm going to help you, and you're gonna like it!
(Khufan): And if I refuse?
(Bryce): Won't matter, 'cause I'm helping either way! (slams the dial, transforming into Darkflame)
Darkflame jumps into the crater, and begins digging with his claws. He shovels out pile after pile of dirt, until he hits a crystal. The Khufan walks over and brushes away the remaining dirt, and picks up the glowing pink-purple crystal. Darkflame reverts.
(Khufan): This is what I've been searching for...(he opens his chest, and puts the crystals inside. He closes his chest bandages, concealing the crystal. The gaps in between his bandages light up with purple-pink light) Ah... The Corrodium rests inside me. Now I must go.
(Bryce): Go where?
(Khufan): I have others to meet with.
The Khufan walks away into the dark, and Bryce turns away as well.
Bryce is back at the IGSF HQ, being debriefed by Max.
(Bryce): ...and then he left.
(Max): Ah, so we miss judged his action a little too quickly.
(Bryce): Yeah, but it was weird. I think he was gonna sell the rocks.
(Bryce): Well, he said he had people to meet, but I didn't think about it.
(Max):What was the rock like again?
(Bryce): Purplish-pink and glowing, why? Is it worth something?
(Max): Depends, did he mention its name?
(Bryce): I think he said..... Corrodium.
(Max): Corrodium?! We've got an issue.
(Max): Corrodium is very toxic in Earth's atmosphere, exposure to it can mutate Earth's life.
(Bryce): That's not good, we need to make sure it gets off the planet!
(Max): Do we have a way of tracking him?
(Azmuth): I believe so. (teleports in)
(Azmuth): Yes, it is I. We can follow the Thep Khufan if someone acquires a DNA sample. (to Bryce) That will be your job to figure out.
(Bryce): Hmm... (turns the dial, and cycles through holograms until one of the Khufan appears, but with black arms braces and greaves, and his lines are green.) Will this help?
(Azmuth): Well done, Bryce Bowman. I will now attempt to activate the tracking device.
Bryce, Max and Azmuth are in Bryce's car, as it speeds down the road. Max is focused on the console, watching the tracking device. Azmuth is sitting in a car seat in the back, while Bryce is driving.
(Azmuth): I still don't approve of this seating situation.
(Bryce): Hey, safety first. You're just lucky my mom doesn't get rid of our baby stuff.
(Max): Take the next left. (Bryce nods and follows Max's direction) Azmuth, are you sure this will work?
(Azmuth): Of course, I designed the Infinity to be able to track down the DNA sources inside. It will function properly, and we will find the Thep Khufan.
(Max): I hope so... Wait, stop the car; we're here.
Bryce stops the car, and they get out. Max has a hand-held sensor.
(Max): I'm picking up a lot of Corrodium radiation, but no sign of (looks up) wait.....
Max walks over to a cow whose skin is dark purple-pink, and the cow has mutated.
(Max): Bryce, that is what Corrodium does to the life on Earth.
(Bryce): Oh man....
Max's sensor starts beeping repeatedly, and Max looks at it, confused.
(Max): The Corrodium levels just spiked, I'm not sure--
Bryce and Max are wrapped up in bandages and lifted off the ground. The Mummy steps out of the shadows.
(Bryce): The Mummy! (activates the Infinity) Let's see how you like this! (slaps the Infinity)
Bryce transforms into a small yellow insect alien, with horns on his head and a black collar.
(Dynamite): What the heck?!
(The Mummy): Ha, you intend to fight me with that!?
(Dynamite): Guess so.
Max pulls out a pistol, and shoots the bandages, freeing him and Dynamite.
(Max): I'll cover you, while you figure this guy out.
Dynamite runs and jumps to dodge the Mummy, as Max shoots him.
(Dynamite): Maybe, I can do sonic screams. AAAAHHHH!!! (nothing happens) Okay, maybe I'm strong. (looks at his front legs) Yeah, never mind. (jumps to dodge an attack from the Mummy) Whoa, buddy! (his eyes flash white as he spits out a green ball of plasma) Ooh.. what's this do? (he jumps on it, and starts rolling on it. It gets bigger as it rolls) Ha ha!
The Mummy punches a Max, who shoots his hand, stopping the attack.
(Dynamite): Hey, King Tut!
The Mummy turns around, and is rammed by Dynamite. Dynamite comes back around and rams the Mummy again, this time the Mummy gets trapped in the plasma. Dynamite jumps off.
(Dynamite): That's right, who's bad!?
(Max): Nice work.
(The Mummy): Please, you think I will just stand here and- (the plasma ball explodes, sending the Mummy into the air, and he comes crashing down, passing out)
(Max): Well that solves that..
(Dynamite): So my plasma balls explode? Cool! (revert)
(Max): I'll take him in, I'll need to question him.
Max approaches the Mummy, just as a purple-pink bolt of lightning hits the spot where the Mummy was, sending rock and dust into the air. When the dust settles, the Mummy was gone.
(Bryce): What was that?!
(Max): I'm not sure. I haven't dealt with that before.
(Azmuth): Neither have I... (picks up some debris) I'll run a few tests on this. (teleports away)