Hello. This isn't going to be really fancy, just warning everyone now.
There were two submissions for writing contest this time around; here they are:
Title: End of Time
The episode begins in a dark, red and apocalypsitic realm in time. At the destroyed remains of Mr. Smoothies, Maltruant is seen walking out of a portal in time.
Voice: What brings you to my realm, time walker?
Maltruant: I was just about to ask you the same question, Eon.
Eon walks out from behind the remains of a building.
Maltruant: Surprised to see me, "old friend"?
Eon: Legend said you were destroyed.
Maltruant: And so I was. I tell you, Eon, it was a blur for eight seconds but I could have sworn it was fourity.
Eon: Despite your malfunction, what are you doing here?
Maltruant: I require something from you that would gain me the winning move to the long, lost time war.
Eon: Time War? Okay... What do you want?
Maltruant: ...Your assistance.
Omniverse Theme Plays.
After the titles, Maltruant and Eon are seen talking to each other.
Eon: So you want me to bring you...
Maltruant: Time Beast Eggs for the seventh time.
Eon: What exactly for these... er... "Time Beast Eggs" for exactly and how will they give us the winning move as you so claimed?
Maltruant: Patience, boy. What you rightfully deserve will come to you in time.
Eon: I know what you're getting at, Maltruant.
Maltruant, looking a bit worried: You do?
Eon: Yeah... Calling me boy.
Maltruant looks relieved.
Eon: I'm not him, okay?
Maltruant: I never said that you were. But now that you mention it, you are, in fact, an alternate variation of the boy.
Eon: He has nothing to do with this.
Maltruant: On the contrary, Eon, he has everything to do with this. His timeline is so twisted around the Time War that even Paradox has lost track of it.
Eon: But the Time War's over now.
Maltruant: No. Not yet. This Time War will be over before its even begun.
Eon: I think I see what you're getting at but if that Tennyson kid is to be meddling around then we should handle him.
Maltruant: And you will but not now. You will bring me the eggs and then hatch them with your time manipulation abilities. Attempting to destroy the boy won't get us the winning move. The Time war is like a game of Chess, Eon.
Eon: And what are you? The King?
Maltruant: No... The Player. Now fetch me those eggs or the deal is off.
Eon looks upset and then flings open a portal in time in which he walks through it and vanishes along with the portal itself.
Maltruant: And there goes my pawn.
Meanwhile in Bellwood, at Mr. Smoothies, Ben and Rook are hanging out and enjoying their smoothies.
Rook: When do you think they'll ever come up with a new flavor of smoothie? I'm sure that people are getting tired of the traditional flavors as well as the reccently new one.
Ben, finishing slurping: Yeah well the people love grasshoppers apparently.
Rook: (sigh) Yes. Yes they do. Especially with the population increased with aliens.
Ben: Ah don't worry, partner. They'll come up with a new flavor later on in the future.
Rook: Well I believe I am what you would referred to as bored.
Ben: Yeah... Same. Wanna see what the Plumbers are up to?
Rook: In search of a new mission? I would be glad to.
Ben: Alright you get the car started.
Rook: And where are you off to?
Ben: Gonna go pick up an extra smoothie? Want something?
Rook: (sigh) I guess I will also get a grasshopper smoothie.
Ben: Be right back.
Ben goes over to the pay window of the establishment and talks to the employee there. He then grabs two smoothies and begins to walk away but then he looks down as if he had forgotten something. The Proto-Truck then pulls up and Rook gets out of the truck and looks at Ben approaching.
Ben: Is it just me or does this day seem to be dragging on and on?
Rook, taking smoothie: I almost wish some universe threatning colamity would occur to eidate this boredom.
Ben: Yeah, well, something's bound to happen sooner or later. It always does. Just give it some time.
Ben is about to take a sip of his smoothie when a green portal appears from behind him. As he turns around, Ben 10,000 appears from the portal.
Ben 10,000, walking forward: Ben. Where's Paradox? The Chronosapiens have gone rogue and Maltruant's temporal beasts are on a cross-dimensional rampage. This Time War is getting out of hand.
Ben: Time War? Awesome!
Ben 10,000: No. Not awesome.
Ben: Wow. Since when did I loose my sense of fun.
Ben 10,000: Since the Time War begun. It gets a little complicated after a good while.
Ben: Well I haven't seen Paradox in a long while actually not since well-
Ben 10,000: When you met me. I know. Time has been rewritten to a point where events that should have happen didn't which is why I thought that Paradox is here. That's because he was.
Ben: I'm sure he'll just pop up from behind any second now like he always does.
Ben 10,000: I'm afaird that it's not always that simple. Come. We have important matters to discuss.
Ben and Ben 10,000 walk into the time portal which closes behind. Rook then looks out in a confused state. Later on, in the future, both Bens exit the time machine in Ben's HQ.
Ben: Whoa... The Future.
Ben 10,000: More like the present for me.
Ben: So how are things in the future anyways?
Ben 10,000: Like Paradox would say: "Spoilers". But things aren't doing all so well which is why I need your help or my help. Still not quite as used to the whole time travel stuff. Come on.
Ben follows Ben 10,000 into the corridors of the HQ. They later reach the command center.
Ben: Oh you've redecorated. I don't like it.
Ben 10,000: I only moved some computers around. Glad you remembered.
Ben: So how exactly do I help out? I mean, I'm you. Surely you remember what I've been through, right?
Ben 10,000: Like I said before, time is twisting and turning. Things that you go through can alter your future which is, well, me.
Ben: What's this about Maltruant and his temper-or-all erm... can't we just call them Time Beasts?
Ben 10,000: Nevermind that. Eon is more important.
Ben: Eon? What's he doing here?
Ben 10,000: It's Time Travel. Why wouldn't he be here? Eon has been striking different points in our timeline. Apparently, Paradox fixed the resolution between you and our younger self but I doubt that would stop him.
Ben: What's his next move?
Ben 10,000: He's going to travel further back along our timeline until he suceeds in destroying us from history.
Ben: Okay so what's the plan?
Ben 10,000: The plan was to get Paradox but he's been away for a while forcing me to build a time machine of my own design and travel back in time to fight in the Time War but things aren't doing so good unless we alter time itself. (notices Ben) Um, are you alright?
Ben: Fine. Just getting a time travel headache.
Ben 10,000: Don't worry. You start dealing with it around my age.
Ben: Okay so why don't we stop Eon from messing with my events that didn't happen in the first place. Then Eon won't try to go back in time from your point of view.
Ben 10,000: What you are suggested is risky and might just cause a paradox.
Ben: We can't alter something that doesn't exist.
Ben 10,000: Hm... Good point. But we seriously need Paradox for this. My time machine won't be able to enter an event that didn't occur.
Professor Paradox, walking into the open: Oh but they did occur. They were just rewritten. What you're asking me to do is to take you two back to a point where it was written and change those events before they get rewritten. It seem generally impossible.
Ben: But you can do it, right?
Professor Paradox: Well of course I can. But let this be a warning, Benjamin, I do not advise you to medel with your own timeline.
Ben: I was just enjoying a smoothie.
Professor Paradox: I was referring to your older variation.
Ben 10,000: You wouldn't answer.
Professor Paradox: Yes sorry about being late but I had important matters to attend to and it seems that you didn't need my help after all until now of course. Anyways, let's be on our way. There isn't much time.
Professor Paradox then opens a time portal in which the three of them enter. Back in time, again to Mr. Smoothies, XLR8 is seen running from a few time blasts until he stops in front of the sign.
XLR8: Seriously? (avoids blast) Your name is Eon? Like E-Yawn (immitates a yawn) (escapes time blasts)
Eon: Your juvinille taunts won't save you, Ben Tennyson
XLR8, running past him: Save me from what? You can't even lay a figure on me.
Eon: I don't have to. Time is on my side.
Ben: Think again, Eon!
Eon turns around and sees a blue time portal appear and the two Bens and Paradox emerge.
Eon: Paradox! What have you done?
Professor Paradox: I was just about to ask you the same question.
Ben 10,000: It's over, Eon.
Eon: Oh but its just beginning.
Eon fires a time blast at the three but Ben 10,000 activates his Biomnitrixes and transforms into Atomic-X. He then takes the hit and falls over. Ben activates the Omnitrix and transforms into Astrodactly.
Astrodactly: Astrodactly? Rah. Now we're talking.
Astrodactly flies out and tackles Eon. Now carrying him, Astrodactly flings Eon into the Mr. Smoothies sign which then falls over above XLR8 who looks up. XLR8 then runs out of the way and over to the Rustbucket. Astrodactly lands by XLR8.
XLR8: Hey! What do you think you're doing?
Astrodactly: Rah! Saving your butt.
XLR8: Whoever you are, I'm the hero, here.
Astrodactly: And people say I'm self-centered.
Atomic-X and Eon are seen dueling. Eon then draws his energy sword and slashes at Atomic-X who is defending himself with his arms. He lowers his arms then charges up.
Professor Paradox, next to Astrodactly and XLR8: You two might want to head for cover.
Astrodactly and XLR8 look at each other and then spilt. XLR8 makes it to the back of the RV quickly and Astrodactly flies overhead. Atomic-X then releases a green blasts at Eon which destroys a lot of things behind him. Astrodactly is caught in the blast and is blasted into the ground. Atomic-X's Biomnitrixes then time out and then he transforms back into Ben 10,000. Nothing is seen where Eon was standing.
Ben 10,000, turning around: Is everyone alright?
XLR8's Omnitrix times out and he transforms back into 11-Year Old Ben. Young Ben then goes over to the hole in the parking lot and sees Teen Ben is there waking up.
Young Ben: Whoa... Are you alright?
Ben: Fine. Just aching. A lot.
Ben then climbs out of the hole and looks at Young Ben.
Young Ben, examining Ben: Do I know you? You look sort of familiar.
Ben: I should think so. I'm you. Six years into the future.
Young Ben: You're kidding.
Ben: Who else would have a cool but sometimes stupid alien watch? (Shows Omnitrix)
Professor Paradox: As much fun as this reunion has been, we haven't gotten much time.
Young Ben: But we won, right? That purple time dude is gone.
Professor Paradox: On the contrary, he's only shifted between time to escape the blast which makes this event more complicated.
Ben 10,000, approaching the group: So what happens now, Paradox?
Professor Paradox: Now we must follow Eon into teenage Ben's timeline and stop him there before he shifts again through time and we loose him.
Young Ben: But how do we know he went back to the future?
Ben 10,000: Because it happened before.
Later on, in the present, Diamondhead is seen ramming into a pick up truck. Diamondhead then turns around and faces Eon at Mr. Smoothies.
Diamondhead: What? No weird time beams or whatever? Not your usual style, Eon.
Eon: The only ever predicitable about me is that I'm unpredictable. (draws energy sword)
Eon strikes at Diamondhead but Diamondhead defends himself with his arm.
Diamondhead: Unpredictable buttlame. (Draws arm blade) Now this is a sword.
The two engage in an apparent sword fight until Eon pushes Diamondhead back which causes his Omnitrix to time out and transform back into Ben.
Eon: Aha! Just what I was waiting for.
Ben 10,000, unseen: Hold it right there, Eon.
Eon turns around and the three Bens and Paradox emerge from the blue time portal.
Ben: Is that... me?
Eon: You won't stop me this time, time walker!
Eon grabs Ben's Omnitrix and it begins to spark green. Ben then runs away from the group and grabs hold of Eon's hand; trying to release it. Within a flash, Ben is thrown back into the ground. He gets up and looks at himself.
Ben: Hey, nothing happened.
Eon: NOOO! You ruined my plan!
Ben: Wait what? Where's the other me?
Professor Paradox: Eon's plan was to switch the minds of you and your past self but since we intruppted both parts in the timestream,-
Ben 10,000: The event never occured.
Young Ben: So whatever happens now-
Ben: -is history.
Eon: At least I have an advantage into destroying you, Ben Tennyson.
Ben: Wasn't that your goal this whole time?
Eon: This little distraction would have summoned Paradox to my side in which I would take his Chrono-Navigator and take control of the timelines.
Professor Paradox: And if you would have listened to me the first time, you won't be able to control it.
Eon: It makes no difference. I will accomplish my task by destroying Ben 10.
Ben 10,000: I don't think so, Eon.
Ben 10,000 activates his Biomnitrixes but Eon fires a time ray at them causing him to transform into Heatjaws.
Heatjaws: Heatjaws? I haven't had an accidental transformation in years.
Professor Paradox: Your Biomnitrixes must have malfunctioned with the temporal distrubition of Eon's blasts.
Young Ben: Doesn't mean I'm out of the game. It's Hero Time!
Young Ben activates his Omnitrix and undergoes a transformation sequence. He transforms into Diamondhead.
Diamondhead: Diamondhead? But I wanted Four Arms.
Heatjaws: Diamondhead is immune to time rays.
Diamondhead: Is he? I mean of course he is.
Diamondhead fires diamond projectiles at Eon who blocks them with his temporal shield. Diamondhead engages in battle with Eon who duels him with his energy sword. However, Eon easily defeats him.
Eon: I've done this before, Tennyson, except you're much younger and far too unexperienced. Destroying you would destroy them all. So I'll be sure to do it nice and slow.
Heatjaws then fires a fireblast at Eon which throws him into a car. Heatjaws then falls over.
Ben: What's wrong with you?
Ben looks around and then activates the Omnitrix. He transforms into Water Hazard. He then sprays Heatjaws with water.
Water Hazard: Better?
Heatjaws, breathing it in: Like a breath of fresh air.
Eon then climbs out of the car and fires serveal time rays.
Heatjaws, noticing: Get back! (stands in the way and gets shot) AHH!
Heatjaws then disintergrates into dust in which Ben 10,000 falls out of.
Diamondhead then goes to Ben 10,000. Water Hazard then times out and turns back into Ben and then Diamondhead times out and turns back into Young Ben.
Both Bens: Aw man...
Eon: Victory is mines.
Professor Paradox: Ben, prehaps its time to transform into Clockwork.
Ben: Right. Good idea.
Professor Paradox: I was referring to your younger counterpart?
Young Ben: Clockwork? What type of name is that?
Ben: I didn't unlock Clockwork at that age.
Professor Paradox: No but your future self did.
Ben 10,000: Right.
Ben 10,000 grabs hold of Young Ben's Omnitrix and adjusts the dials. Eon approaches with his blade ready. Young Ben's Omnitrix then gains a shillochute of Clockwork.
Ben 10,000: There. Unlocked. Now let's do this thing.
All three Bens ready themselves and face against Eon.
All Bens: It's Hero Time!
They slap down their Omnitrixes/Biomnitrixes and transform into Clockwork except for Ben 10,000 who transformed into Clockgrade. They all then fire green time beams at Eon from their chests, with the addition of Clockgrade's hands too. Eon is then blasted.
Eon, being blasted: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Eon is then vanishes within a bright flash. All of the trixes then time out and transform their respective owners back into Humans.
Professor Paradox: And then there were three.
Young Ben: Alright! We did it!
Ben 10,000: Oh yeah! Nice work, mes.
Professor Paradox: Yes, now that Eon is sent back into his dark realm of time, I shouldn't think he would try to do this again.
Ben: What about us? We're not from the same time zone or whatever.
Professor Paradox: Leave that to me. Time will become rewritten which means-
Young Ben: I won't remember any of this.
Ben 10,000: Smart kid.
Professor Paradox: Yes. Very smart indeed. Well we must be off, Young Master Tennyson and my dear friend, Benjamin.
Ben 10,000: Whatever happened to Ben 10K?
Ben 10,000 and Paradox enter the portal. Young Ben is about to enter but then turns around looks at Teen Ben.
Young Ben: Y'know you're not what I expected to be in the future.
Young Ben: But you're just as good.
Ben: (smiles) See ya.
Young Ben: And I guess I'm gonna be ya.
Young Ben then enters the temporal portal which then disappears. Ben then sees his smoothies on a table and decides to take them. As he walks away from Mr. Smoothies, the Proto-Truck arrives. Rook then exits the Proto-Truck and looks at Ben approaching.
Ben: Is it just me or those this day seem to go on an on?
Meanwhile, in the dark dimension in time, Eon appears and is thrown into the ground in front of Maltruant.
Maltruant: You fool!
Eon: Forgive me.
Maltruant: You had one task to accomplish and you failed me. Now the events in which the Time War transpired has been altered by your medeling.
Eon: I can fix it.
Maltruant: There is no need to fix what is beyond repair. Bring me the eggs and all will go to plan.
Eon: What about Ben? I have altered his timeline.
Maltruant: It matters not. The timeline is still in sync. I have taken away Paradox's winning piece and now its time to get mines.
Maltruant looks into a temporal portal showing Ultimate Ben's timeline. This is also being viewed on a watch screen on a suit of armor. Spanner is seen looking at it.
Title: The Looney Bell Tolls for Thee
The time stream is a dark purple color, an echoing roar occurring, rips in space time forming. Captain Jack fires green time rays from his hands. Maltruant, a black colored Chronosapien, fires a red time ray from his chest, blasting through, hitting Jack head on. Jack falls, the ticking of his body stopping.
Maltruant: Ah! You were a worthy opponent, Captain. But then again, only a pure Chronosapien could withstand the wrath of a Time War.
The roar occurs again, more triumphant than before.
Maltruant: And even now, the Time War is in my favor! Soon, all time and space will be sucked into the void of darkness, and I will rule the void!
Maltruant is blasted by a time ray, startled and damaged, the wench on his head stalling. His head twitches as it does, as he looks to see Jack standing.
Maltruant: (Malfunctioning) How how how how how did did you you sur sur sur sur vive?
Jack: Don’t you know? We humans are quite resilient. Quite a bit more than Chronosapiens.
Jack claps his hands, a bell ringing as a time wave slams into Maltruant. Maltruant’s parts fly off, as he tumbles backwards into a space time rift, disappearing. Jack pants, as he gathers the pieces.
Jack: Just as Paradox said. I have a responsibility now. To ensure that he doesn’t return to do this again. Now, to spread his parts.
A space time rift opens on Earth, Maltruant’s damaged body falling through. He crashes into a pile of granite, him powering down. Time speeds up, as the granite forms around him, eventually forming into Mt. Rushmore.
Much later, Servantis and Swift venture into the Mt. Rushmore Plumber base, Servantis wounded.
Swift: Proctor. Are you sure it is safe to rest here? If Bolt detects us.
Servantis: His attentions have turned into keeping the girl alive. He won’t pay any attention to us if we keep low.
The two go down a lift, going to the lowest levels. They enter a room, which had partially collapsed from a violent earthquake, caused by the battle above. A metal arm sticks out of the rubble. Curious, Servantis uses his lightning to move the debris, revealing Maltruant’s de-activated body.
Servantis: What’s this? A Chronosapien corpse?
The scene is at an earlier time, with a large advanced city surrounding Mt. Rushmore. A young Samurai and her mother are riding a tram to Mt. Rushmore, Samurai excited. Samurai’s Mom is wearing a blue dress, with bright red hair, similar to Samurai’s.
Sammy: Yay! We get to see Daddy!
Mom taps Sammy on the shoulder, Samurai turning to look at her. Her mom uses hands, speaking in sign language.
Mom: (Signing) Now remember dear. Your dad might be busy, so we’ll let him finish up what he’s doing. After that, we’ll go out with him.
Sammy: (Signing) But I want to see Daddy fight bad guys!
The two arrive at the Mt. Rushmore stop, getting off and heading down the hallway to get to the base. Then, a blue blur dashes down the hall, a gust of wind hitting Sammy and her mom as it stops. It was XLR8, his visor going up.
XLR8: Hello sweetie.
Sammy runs over, as XLR8 lifts her up, spinning her in a circle. Sammy squeals with joy, Mom looking upset.
Mom: Samurai! Not so loud!
XLR8: Aw, she’s fine. You guys need a lift back to the base?
Mom: Not in that form. It ruins my hair.
XLR8: Oh, alright.
XLR8 puts Sammy down, as he transforms into Upgrade. Upgrade takes the form of the Tenn-Speed, having two seats, helmets and turbine engines.
Sammy: (Signing) Yay! We get to fly!
Mom: (Signing) Go ahead in back.
Sammy climbs in the back, putting her helmet on. Mom gets in front, putting the helmet on and grabbing the handles. She turns the engine on, as they hover off the ground. A monitor on the back of Mom’s seat forms, as words come on for Sammy to read.
Upgrade: (Words on screen) Hold on, kiddo.
Sammy grabs on, as Upgrade flies off, going over Mt. Rushmore. Sammy screams with excitement, as Mom sighs happily. Upgrade’s head comes off the steering wheel, looking at Mom.
Upgrade: You doing alright, sweetie?
Mom: Yeah. I just wish you were home more often.
Upgrade: You’re the one who wanted to live in a nice small town. I have things I need to do.
Mom: (Sighs) Yes dear.
The sky goes dark, as Sammy looks confused. She types on the keyboard that appeared with the monitor.
Sammy: (Words on screen) Why’d the Sun go away?
Upgrade: (Words on screen) Not sure yet.
Upgrade: I’ll drop you off in the base.
Upgrade descends to the top of Mt. Rushmore, the ground lift going down into the base. They arrive in the control room, where Upgrade reverts, Ben walking over to the console. Mom and Sammy follow, Sammy tugging on Ben’s pants.
Sammy: Daddy! Do the thing!
Ben sighs, as he transforms into Brainstorm.
Brainstorm: (In Sammy’s head) This is Daddy to Sammy. Come in Sammy. Over.
Sammy: (Excited) Hear your thoughts loud and clear! Over!
Brainstorm: Now, there’s no signs of foreign objects obscuring the Sun. Perhaps this is a natural phenomena.
Mom: Ben? That means what?
Brainstorm: A solar eclipse. Nothing more. The day of black sun.
Sunny: Ooh! What’s that?
Brainstorm: A solar eclipse is a day when the gravitational track of the moon around the Earth positions the moon directly in front of the Sun, hiding it. The light is barely visible, and the world goes dark.
Sammy: Aw! Come back Sun! I like you!
Brainstorm and Mom chuckle, when the lights fluctuate, the room going dark. Sammy screams, as she runs over, hiding behind Mom. Brainstorm opens his skull, the lightning sparking on his brain creating a limited amount of light. The light flashes, Zs’Skayr appearing.
Sammy screams, as Brainstorm shoots lightning at Zs’Skayr, him dodging. Zs’Skayr comes at Brainstorm with his scythe, Brainstorm forming a force field which repels it.
Brainstorm: Ghostfreak! I should’ve anticipated that you would gain power on a solar eclipse.
Zs’Skayr: It’s Zs’Skayr! How hard is that for you to remember?! (Zs’Skayr’s head rotates 360 degrees, him looking at Mom and Sammy.) And you brought your family. How sweet!
Brainstorm turns into Feedback, shooting an electric blast at Zs’Skayr, who is knocked out of the sky.
Feedback: Stay away from them!
Feedback places his antenna into the ground, absorbing electricity from the base, the lights fluctuating more than before. The room goes dark, as Feedback fires electric blasts, which light the room for the duration of the burst. In each incident of darkness, Zs’Skayr moves closer, seemingly moving at a blinding speed yet motionless when the light is on. Zs’Skayr turns intangible, as he enters Mom, her scream turning into a gurgle.
Mom turns to face Sammy, her eyes now black with purple pupils. She wields Zs’Skayr’s scythe, and kicks Sammy off. Sammy hits the ground, tears in her eyes.
Mom/Zs’Skayr: Too bad for your little child. I’m sure she’ll be better off in the after life!
Mom raises the scythe, as she swings it at Sammy, her screaming.
Samurai shoots up sitting, panting heavily. She holds a blanket up to her chest, as she examines the tent, still sweating and panting. The blue cloth makes the tent dark, with little visible. Samurai was sitting on a sleeping bag, with Bolt lying on his sleeping bag right next to her, the blanket covering him as well. Samurai reaches over to touch him, but pulls away, shaking her head.
Samurai: No. I don’t need to burden him with this.
Samurai leaves the tent, wearing her old green shirt with the faded 10 on the back and pajama pants. It is nighttime. Root had closed his flytrap head, his root legs dug into the ground, as he looks like a tree while asleep. Samurai walks past Root and her blue tent with the word “Police” on the side, as she walks through the refugee camp.
The world was still in chaos, most cities still unoccupied. People and aliens alike live in the refugee camps together. Samurai looks around, making sure no one was watching. She closes her eyes, holding two fingers up. The image of Crashhopper flashes in her head, as she bends her legs, then extends, jumping a high distance, over the camp, which stretched on for miles. She lands on a hillside overlooking the refugee camp, sitting down and curling up.
Bolt: (In Samurai’s head) Another nightmare?
Samurai turns, seeing Bolt right next to her. He’s wearing a pair of shorts, being shirtless. His upper chest is a brownish color, being mostly part plant. She gives a sigh, then punches Bolt on the shoulder.
Samurai: You enjoy sneaking up on me, don’t you?
Bolt: Always do, honey bear. (Bolt kisses Samurai on the cheek, though Samurai barely responds.) Must’ve been one heck of a nightmare.
Samurai: I dreamt of the the time when I visited Dad at work, and a ghost alien attack, taking over my mom. It was the most terrifying moment of my life, before, you know.
Bolt: It’s just a dream though. No use letting it take you over.
Samurai: But don’t you have nightmares like that? Things about your life that was just horrible?!
Bolt: Well, most nights I recall the times I had with the family I never had. The life that Servantis gave me. It feels so right to dream of them like I did before, but it almost feels fake now.
Bolt: But, I push it out during the day. I have more important things to think about. Like keeping you and Root safe.
Samurai: (Chuckles) Anyone who tries to mess with Root is an idiot. He’ll tear through them.
The two laugh, as a silhouette floats over the cliff in front of them, the two freaking out. They stand, as they see the silhouettes forming all over the camp. The two jump down, inspecting the camp. The people are startled and confused, but the silhouettes just float in place, not doing anything.
Samurai: What are they?
Bolt: Don’t know. They aren’t releasing any electromagnetic pulses. They aren’t living, though they are thinking something. I’ll tune you in.
Ghosts: (In unison) We have returned. We are home.
Vaxasaurian Hybrid: Mama!
They turn, seeing a man who was half human, half Vaxasaurian. He is hugging a ghost, attempting not to disturb it.
Vaxasaurian Hybrid: It’s my mama!
Bolt: Uh, excuse me. How do you know?
Vaxasaurian Hybrid: This is where my mama died, when the Galvanic Techadons attacked the last refugee camp here. I joined Servantis’ army afterwards. But after the war ended, I returned to be close. This ghost, it’s as if it’s saying that it’s her! I can just tell!
Samurai: (Monotone) Can just, tell?
Bolt: What are you thinking?
Samurai: I, want to visit someone.
Samurai, Bolt and Root approach the ruins of Bellwood, night fast approaching. Root gives off a big yawn, groggily trailing behind.
Root: (Sleepily) Me Root.
Bolt: I know you’re tired big guy. But these ghosts only come out at night. Been happening for weeks now.
Samurai: How about this, Root? You go to sleep. If we need you, Bolt will call.
Root: (Happily) Me Root.
Root closes up, rooting down as he’s fast asleep instantly.
Bolt: Problem with plant based lifeforms. They fall asleep as soon as the sun goes down.
Samurai: As we always have to be back at the camp by nightfall. Thanks for agreeing to this.
Bolt: You need closure. Something you can get. Come on. It’s almost time.
Samurai and Bolt head to the graveyard, as Samurai walks over to the tombstone with the Omnitrix symbol etched into it. Bolt stays back, giving her space.
Bolt: And, time.
The ghosts all form at once, all of them looking more solid than usual, though still obviously silhouettes. Samurai watches the three graves at the tombstone sight, as one ghost materializes above the middle one.
Samurai: Mom? Is that you?
The ghost remains unresponsive, simply floating there. Samurai sighs, then gets an idea. She raises her fingers, as the image of Clockwork appears in her head. Her eyes then glow green, as the area is encompassed in a green outline of time. The ghosts gain solid forms, resembling humans. The ghost in front of Samurai takes the form of her mom, which looks at Samurai confused.
Mom Ghost: (Lips moving) Sammy? Is that you?
Samurai: (Tearing up) It’s me, Mom. It’s me.
Mom Ghost: Oh, Sammy. You’ve grown so much. What happened?
Samurai: You, died. I’m so sorry I couldn’t save you.
Mom Ghost: Did your father save you? Where is he?
Samurai: He’s, he’s dead too. I have his powers. I lived because I am a living Omnitrix. I stopped the regime that killed you. The world is safe.
Mom Ghost: Oh, Sammy. I’m so proud of you.
Samurai: But, I thought you wanted me to have a normal life!
Mom Ghost: As normal as possible. But being your father’s daughter, I knew that wouldn’t be much. Become the woman you want to be.
Back at Mt. Rushmore, Servantis has an arch with a portal in it, the system plugged into Maltruant’s open chest.
Servantis: The portal is working perfectly. Soon, we will be able to fully bring the aliens to this planet, under my control.
Swift: As ingenious as always, Proctor. You shall control the planet again soon enough.
Servantis: Nothing can get in my way.
The two have their backs to Maltruant, who’s eyes flash red, responding to time energy. The portal shifts from purple to red, confusing Servantis and Swift.
Swift: What was that?
Servantis: The portal has been charged by additional time energy.
Samurai reaches out to hug Mom Ghost, when she gets a headache. She sees Maltruant plugged into the portal, and then Mt. Rushmore. She steps back, as her powers break, her falling. Bolt catches her and puts her down gently.
Bolt: What was that?
Samurai: I think, I saw the source of the ghosts.
Bolt: Uh, I think there’s a bigger problem.
Samurai looks up, seeing all the ghosts are now Ectonurites, all flying around, as if cheering. They circle above Samurai and Bolt, as if ready to kill.
Samurai: Call Root.
The Ectonurites dive, flying straight at Samurai and Bolt. Bolt shoots streams of blue lightning at them, the Ectonurites phasing through the lightning. Bolt takes Samurai and runs, the Ectonurites continuing to chase.
Bolt: How do we fight them?
Samurai: Something that’s intangible.
Samurai turns to face the Ectonurites, raising her fingers, the image of Ghostfreak appearing in her head. Samurai’s eyes become black with purple pupils, as she flies into the air, punching an Ectonurite away. They swarm her, as Samurai hisses, the Ectonurites backing up. An Ectonurite flies up from behind, entering Samurai, causing her to scream in pain. The Ectonurite comes out, along with Zs’Skayr.
Zs’Skayr: Ah! It’s so good to be free again!
Samurai falls, Bolt flying up to catch her. He lands and puts her down, as Zs’Skayr cackles evilly.
Zs’Skayr: Ah, the little girl that’s the daughter of Ben Tennyson. How it feels to be free!
Samurai: But, how did you survive?
Zs’Skayr: I was able to re-integrate myself into the Omnitrix, and laid in storage. However, with Tennyson gone, I had to wait for you to use me. Even then, I was locked away, until my followers discovered me and freed me.
Bolt: Unless I have something to say about it.
Bolt takes to the air, shooting lightning at Zs’Skayr. Zs’Skayr dodges, flying at Bolt. Bolt rolls and dodges, shooting lightning, zapping Zs’Skayr. Zs’Skayr extends tentacles, wrapping around Bolt. Bolt electrocutes Zs’Skayr, as he falls, Bolt diving after him. Zs’Skayr smirks, as he enters Bolt.
Samurai flashes back to the scene when Zs’Skayr possessed her mom, Mom swinging the scythe at her. Feedback shoots an electric blast from his antenna, knocking the scythe out of her hands. Feedback turns into Big Chill, as he flies forward, turning intangible and rams Zs’Skayr out of Mom. Zs'Skayr's tentacles touch the Omnitrix symbol, integrating his DNA. Mom falls to the ground, Sammy running over to her.
Big Chill: You!
Big Chill uses his freeze breath, freezing Zs’Skayr. Zs’Skayr breaks free almost instantly, as Big Chill turns into Atomix.
Atomix: I told you to stay away from my family. Fusion Cuisine!
Atomix forms a fusion ball in his hand, the light enveloping the room. Zs’Skayr screams, as he burns away. Atomix then squeezes the fusion ball, it disappearing. Atomix reverts, as Ben runs over to Mom and Sammy, hugging the two of them.
Ben: I’m so sorry, guys. It’s all right now.
Samurai watches Bolt struggle as Zs’Skayr tries to possess him. Bolt screams, shooting lightning out of his mouth. Then, the plant part of his body reacts, expunging Zs’Skayr out.
Zs’Skayr: What are you? Part human, part Amperi, part Flourana? How is that even possible?!
Bolt: I’m a survivor.
Samurai: Bolt, get out of the way!
Bolt flies off, as Samurai holds her fingers up, the image of NRG appearing in her mind. She closes her eyes, standing with palms up, as her body turns into radiation. She releases a powerful source of light, the light expanding through the graveyard. The Ectonurites burn away, as Zs’Skayr tries to escape.
Zs’Skayr: You’ll never destroy me!
Bolt: Wanna bet?
Zs’Skayr looks forward, as Bolt appears, blasting him with lightning. Zs’Skayr is launched back into the light, him screaming as his body disintegrates. The light fades, as Samurai returns to normal, collapsing. Bolt flies over, picking her up, hugging her.
Bolt: You’re alright. Alright.
Samurai: I know where we have to go.
Servantis is typing on the console, the portal malfunctioning, still open.
Servantis: Swift! Pull the kill switch!
Swift flies over to the other side, pulling the switch. The portal starts to shut down, as Maltruant’s eyes glow again. It holds, as a figure, spinning like a blue tornado comes out, making it out before the portal closes. The figure stops, as it was a brown and white Kineceleran, the Omnitrix symbol on his chest.
Servantis: An Omnitrix?!
XLR8 snarls and roars, as he spins like a tornado again, spinning all over the room. His scissor hands start tearing through everything, cutting the cables attached to Maltruant, and scratches up the portal arch.
Servantis: Stop him!
Swift takes to the air, firing neuroshocks at him. XLR8 is knocked down, howling afterwards. He spins rapidly up the wall, ending up on the ceiling, the tornado extending down, catching Swift. Swift is battered in the tornado, several scratches forming on her armor. She’s stomped into the ground, XLR8 howling victoriously. Servantis shoots lightning from his brain at XLR8, catching and lifting him into the air. He then walks up to him, curious.
Servantis: Now, who are you?
XLR8 spits in Servantis’ face, causing him to protest in disgust, dropping XLR8. XLR8 lands on his feet, charging up as a tornado up to Servantis’ level. XLR8 slams his tail into Servantis, sending him crashing into a wall, out cold. XLR8 howls victoriously, as he reverts, the color being brown.
A deranged version of John Smith stands in XLR8’s place. His hair is short and spiked up, wearing baggy and torn clothes. He has razor sharp teeth, and is barefoot. He stands on all fours like a gorilla, as he sniffs the air. The John jumps down, landing on top of Maltruant. He sniffs him up close, giving off a mad smile.
Mad John: Maltruant!
Mad John slaps down the Omnitrix, turning into Jury Rigg. His aviator suit is brown and black. He spins like a red and brown tornado, repairing Maltruant in the blink of an eye. Maltruant activates, and sits up, inspecting the area.
Maltruant: Hm. Location, Dimension 720. Year, 2038.
Mad John: Maltruant!
Maltruant turns, seeing Mad John standing in front of him. Mad John holds his right arm up, his sleeve rolling down. A tattoo of six eyes in the form of a V is on his forearm. Maltruant holds his arm up in a similar manner, as both of their tattoos glow dark purple.
Maltruant: Do you know me, Dimension 30 John, also known as the Looney dimension?
Mad John: Maltruant!
Mad John holds up the Omnitrix, dialing it. He then points at Maltruant, then the Omnitrix.
Maltruant: So, you’ve met me, but I haven’t met you. And I give you that tattoo to show that you know me. Now, I was able to redirect the portal from another planet to another dimension. Let’s see if we can’t rewire this to break through time as well as space.
Much later, Jury Rigg is working rapidly on the portal, Maltruant working on the inside. Jury Rigg spins as he works, re-connecting everything. Then, the alarms go off, as Maltruant looks at the monitor, it showing Samurai, Bolt and Root approaching. Jury Rigg reverts, Looney John snarling.
Maltruant: I can finish this up. Distract them.
Looney John: Haha!
Samurai, Bolt and Root arrive at the fields in front of Mt. Rushmore, beginning to cross.
Bolt: So, what did you see?
Samurai: Some sort of machine that did this.
They approach the base bottom, when a door opens, as Looney John comes out, a deranged look on his face. He snarls.
Root: Me Root?
Bolt: Don’t know.
Samurai: His arm. It’s impossible.
Looney John raises his arm, dialing the Omnitrix. He slaps it down, turning into Cannonbolt. His skin is a brown color, his armor yellow. Cannonbolt spins sideways like a top, spinning at them. Samurai charges forward, placing her arms together, the image of Four Arms appearing in her head. She thrusts her palms forward to catch Cannonbolt, but the angle of him spinning forces her hands sideways, her getting rolled over.
Bolt shoots lightning at Cannonbolt, the lightning bouncing off his armor.
Root: Me Root!
Root sticks his root legs into the ground, giant roots growing out of the ground. Cannonbolt bounces off of them, ricocheting through them and slamming into Root and Bolt, knocking them back. Samurai claps her hands together, creating a sonic clap, knocking Cannonbolt off course. Bolt and Root join Samurai, panting.
Bolt: Got a plan?
Samurai: Lead him towards me.
Root puts his hands in the ground, roots growing up again. Cannonbolt ricochets off them towards them, as Samurai grabs the ground, lifting it up. It’s a ramp, which Cannonbolt shoots up, flying into the air. Cannonbolt stops spinning, then spins in reverse, stopping himself in midair. He falls back towards them, the three scattering.
Samurai raises her hand, the image of Crashhopper flashing in her head. Cannonbolt spins at her, as Samurai jumps at him, the two colliding and veer in different directions. Samurai groans as she grabs her head, the two clashing again. Samurai falls to her knees.
Samurai: Ugh. Major headache.
Bolt: Siuraam! Thwca otu!
Samurai stops, trying to register what was said. A moment later, Cannonbolt slams into her, sending her flying. Samurai hits the ground, groaning.
Bolt: What is this guy thinking?
Bolt reads Cannonbolt’s mind, getting the vision of the portal, and a large creature beginning to come out. He breaks the contact, shocked.
Samurai raises her hand, the image of NRG forming in her head.
Cannonbolt spins at Samurai, as she places her hands on the ground, it superheating, releasing a wave of lava. Cannonbolt is caught in it, and an eruption occurs, rocketing Cannonbolt upwards. Cannonbolt hits the ground, bouncing off before reverting. Looney John lands at the doorway, snarling and growling angrily before going inside.
The lava hardens, as Samurai collapses, landing on the hardened remains. Bolt and Root make it over, bolt helping her up.
Bolt: Owh you diogn?
Samurai: Major headache. Can’t hear thoughts properly.
Bolt: Alright. Come on. Let’s get inside.
Samurai, Bolt and Root walk through the hallways, going through the basement. They pass a door, as Bolt stops, looking at the door.
Samurai: What’s up?
Bolt: I recognize that thought pattern.
Bolt opens the door, Servantis and Swift tied up inside.
Bolt: (Angrily) You!
Servantis: Why hello, Bolt. How is my traitor doing?
Samurai: What did you do this time?
Servantis: The ghosts you’ve been seeing, has been me experimenting with a portal to tear through space. However, I underestimated the source of its power, and now he’s trying to cause a space time rift big enough to bring a monster through.
Samurai: Like I’d believe you.
Bolt: I believe him.
Samurai: What?! After all he’s done to us, how can you trust him?!
Bolt: I may hate him, but I have forgiven him, as he did what he thought was necessary to save the world from Glacia. Plus, I saw into that Omnitrix user’s mind, and he was thinking the same thing, some sort of beast coming through. As much as I hate to say it, we need him.
Samurai: (Groans) Fine. They’re your problem.
Samurai walks off, Root following. Bolt frees Servantis and Swift.
Servantis: You’ve made the right choice, Bolt.
Bolt: Shut it. You made me into a follower. I follow Samurai now, wherever she would go.
Servantis: Even if it means your death?
Bolt: If necessary.
Bolt, Servantis and Swift catch up with Samurai and Root, as they arrive in the portal room. Maltruant is inside the open portal, cables attached to his body. Looney John laughs manically, as he looks over the railing.
Maltruant: Get rid of them.
Looney John slaps down the Omnitrix, turning into Eye Guy. His eyes are all brown instead of green. Eye Guy spins like a top, firing lasers down at the group. Servantis creates a force field to protect the group, as Swift flies over, firing neuroshocks at Eye Guy. Eye Guy spins to the side, dodging and firing lasers at Swift. Swift stops in midair and fires a neuroshock, as Eye Guy stops, firing a powerful laser from his giant chest eye. It tears through Swift’s attack, knocking her down.
Eye Guy laughs, when the ground shakes, roots growing out of the ground, pulling at the portal arch. Eye Guy spins, shooting lasers at the group. Samurai runs forward, the image of Chromastone flashing through her head. The lasers hit her body, absorbing each of them. She then raises her arms, firing an ultraviolet ray at Eye Guy, knocking him back.
Servantis and Bolt head for the control console, as Maltruant spots them, turning his body to face them. He fires a time ray from his chest, the portal fluxing. Servantis and Bolt are knocked back.
Samurai: You won’t win again!
Samurai fires an ultraviolet ray, as Eye Guy fires his chest eye laser, blocking it. He then spins, firing lasers, which reflect off the walls, hitting Servantis and Bolt, knocking them down. The ground shakes as Root continues to pull at the arch.
The image of Mole-Stache appears in Samurai’s head, as her hair stands on its own, stretching at Eye Guy. Eye Guy shoots lasers, cutting through them. The hair then forms into giant fists, her swinging them at Eye Guy. Eye Guy spins out of the way, shooting fire blasts, the hair catching on fire. Samurai pats it down, as Eye Guy spins towards Samurai. She extends her hair again, as Eye Guy shoots freeze rays, freezing her hair, his hands chopping and shattering them. Samurai is thrown back, Root catching her.
Root: Me Root.
Samurai: Yeah, I’m fine.
Eye Guy reverts, as Looney John slaps down the Omnitrix, turning into XLR8. XLR8 spins like a tornado, tearing towards Samurai. The image of Lodestar forms in her head, as she’s slammed by XLR8’s tail. XLR8 continues spinning at her, when she releases magnetic pulse waves, distorting his feet. XLR8 falls to the ground, as Servantis catches him in lightning.
Servantis: This one is from an alternate dimension. We need to throw him back.
Samurai: What dimension?
Servantis: I’ll read his mind to get the info.
Bolt: No, allow me.
Bolt reads XLR8’s mind, revealing a desert wasteland. Looney John was spinning across the terrain, when a piano is dropped on his head. Bolt translates the image to Samurai, who then holds her fingers up. The image of Portaler appears in her head, as she raises her hands, a multi-colored portal forming. Servantis lets go, as XLR8 is sucked into the portal.
Samurai: Got him.
Servantis shoots lightning from his brain, it hitting Samurai, Bolt and Root in the head, them screaming. They fall unconscious, as Servantis walks up to Maltruant.
Servantis: Now then. Continue your work, Chronosapien.
Maltruant: You really want me to succeed?
Servantis: Of course. When your beast comes through, I’ll use my powers to take over its mind, then I shall rule this planet.
Maltruant: Oh, silly. It isn’t the planet I want. It’s all of time and space!
A roar echoes through the portal, Servantis holding his arms up to protect his face. He looks through his arms, as a mouth opens, it taking up the whole size of the portal. A breath of purple fire shoots through, enveloping Servantis. The flames disappear, as Servantis is on the ground, within an inch of his life.
Swift takes to the air, slowly flying over. She grabs Servantis, dragging him away through the door.
Samurai wakes up, groaning. She sees the open mouth of razor sharp teeth, in terror.
Sammy is sitting by her mom’s bed, as she was fast asleep. Ben comes up, and sits with her.
Ben: (Signing) You okay?
Sammy: (Signing) How do you do it, Daddy? Not be scared?
Ben: (Signing) Oh, I get scared all the time. I was scared today, that I might lose you. But that fear and pain gave me strength. I would do anything to protect those I love. That means you and your mom.
Sammy: (Signing) What about Aunt Gwen and Uncle Kevin?
Ben: (Signing) Haha! Yeah, them too. But when you guys were in danger, I had more resolve to stop Ghostfreak than ever before. When the ones you love are threatened, there’s no limit to what you can do.
Samurai stares into the mouth of the beast, Maltruant standing in front of it.
Maltruant: Dimension 720. The dimension where the Omnitrix wielder is dead. And replaced by his cowardly, fearful daughter. Afraid of living, afraid of dying, afraid of getting close to anyone, afraid of becoming like her father. Afraid to feel anything.
Samurai: I don’t fear that anymore. I fear losing my new family. And when the ones you love are threatened, there’s no limit to what you can do.
Samurai raises her arms, the image of Clockwork appearing in her head. Maltruant senses this, as his chest charges a time ray. Samurai claps her hands together, the time wave enveloping the room, slamming into the portal. Maltruant screams, and the beast roars, as the portal closes, the two sucked in. The portal arch collapses, as the entire cavern starts to collapse.
Samurai: Bolt! Root! We have to!
She turns, seeing Bolt and Root out cold. Samurai groans, as she grabs them, the image of Ghostfreak forming in her head. She lifts them up and flies off, phasing through the wall. She gets them outside the base, falling to the ground afterwards, panting. Bolt wakes up, pinching Samurai’s face.
Bolt: Knew you’d save us.
Samurai: Oh, shut it.
Samurai rolls over to Bolt, kissing him.
Root: Me Root.
The two look at Root, and start laughing, as he wants a hug. The three stand up, as Root hugs them, squeezing them tightly.
In the distance, Captain Jack is watching.
Jack: Just like Paradox said. He returned. And he’s not dead. And the Time War begins anew. But my part, this dimension’s part in it, is over.
Both of these episodes are awesome, and it's too close to decide myself, so we're going to have a poll to determine the winner this time around!