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Post by heirtothemonado on Sept 26, 2020 16:34:43 GMT -8
hRrjK4_4p_1d20+1 (Jr's Leg Sweep Dodge 1: Success!)
p_1d20+1 (Jr's Leg Sweep Dodge 2: Success!)
p_1d20+1 (Jr's Leg Sweep Dodge 3: Success!)
Movement felt a little strange with the scepter in his stomach, but Jr still managed to jump over, dodge to the side, or roll away from the various Mephiles attacks. He didn't have time to deal with this. He had to get to the Clown Car so he could get the scepter out!
p_1d20+1 (Jr's Ambush dodge: Success!)
Out of the corner of his eye, Jr saw yet another clone of Mephiles leap up from behind him to knock him on the back of the head. Leaping sideways as far as he could, he narrowly avoided that knock to the head and rolled away from the Mephiles clones that surrounded him. Taking this chance to get away, Jr ran as fast as he could toward the Clown Car. He could feel the scepter jostle around in his stomach, and its presence and weight made quick movement sort of awkward, but he had to get moving. The Clown Car was quite far away, and with his awkward movement speed, it was going to take a while before he was going to get there. Hopefully Shadow and Sonic can handle the Mephiles clones until he got there. Though looking over to where the two hedgehogs were, Shadow very much looked like he wasn't able to handle it. Torn between helping Shadow and getting to the Clown Car, Jr stops, trying to make a choice. Careful Jr, you're leaving yourself pretty open....
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Sept 26, 2020 18:30:27 GMT -8
Sonic smirked to Shadow as he warped out of the pool, but of course, things are never that simple. Mephiles (who Sonic now swore had a huge bone to pick with Shadow, considering how he was so adamant on taking him down) grabbed the other hedgehog by the neck. "Shadow!" Sonic called out, scowling at Mephiles.
As Shadow laid there, being held at Mephiles-point, Jr. was trying to escape the other clones. He had no idea where he hid the thing he saw before, but did that really matter when he was in danger? Shadow was pretty adamant on having him save Jr., but how long would he last. Mephiles made sure to taunt Sonic, questioning who he'd save between the two...
Sonic's response was that of a smirk at the crystalline figure. "I think you forgot an important detail there, Mephiles." he said, before he started to build up speed...more and more...
"I'm called the 'fastest thing alive' in my world for a really good reason!"
With those words, Sonic was but a blue blur, with him grabbing both Shadow and Jr. away from Mephiles and his clones. How he managed to carry both of them is probably up for debate, but the matter of the fact is that both of them were saved from Mephiles. Jr. even got his Clown Car back.
With the three in a safer area, Sonic put Shadow down and stared down Mephiles. "Alright, punk, no more games. You're going down!" Sonic proclaimed, moving to strike Mephiles with a flurry of punches!
Mephiles’s expression… completely flattened. How was it that right whilst he was on the verge of victory, it kept being taken from him?
Did Mephiles really forget to take Sonic’s speed into account? No, but perhaps he made the grim mistake of underestimating it, something he’d promised himself never to do. Despite the clear weakened state the two hedgehogs had been in since entering Li, they still seemed to be a bit tougher than the last time he had faced them. That was something he hadn’t accounted for in the least.
Still, Sonic was a fool if he thought Mephiles would let up in the least. Jr hadn’t made an attempt to attack due to his lack of capability to get to his precious car, proving to the demon that the kid was simply useless without it. Of course, that might be an assumption he’d regret later. Sonic was still a prime threat, proved with every strike he’d managed to make. Mephiles had taken a punch as well as Sonic’s Spin Dash, utterly reminding the demon why he always remained on the defensive.
Mephiles found himself chuckling at some things that Sonic said. “No more games?” Mephiles questioned. “Where would the fun in that be? I thought you were all about the thrill, Sonic. But now you’ve grown bored and don’t want to play anymore?” The demon chuckled a bit more before continuing. “But I’m just here to repay a debt, myself. To get pay back, as you say.
“For you see,” Mephiles continued. “It was you that erased me from existence. Aren’t I due my justice? Don’t I deserve the right to get my own pay back? You, Shadow, and that naive Silver eradicated me and Iblis from existence before I could fulfill my destiny. So I took the opportunity to repay the debt. I walked around in your image, making everyone think you were a psycho bent on destroying this planet just to get back to your own, but is that even so much as a candle up to erasing someone from existence?”
Mephiles paused as if to let that point sink in. Sonic erased Mephiles from existence… and apparently Shadow and Silver were somehow involved. There wasn’t any way of knowing for sure how this was all connected, but it may have given an idea as to why the demon was so insistent on revenge. It certainly made sense why he would target Sonic, and frame him the way he did…
...But then why was he so bent on beating Shadow down, now?
“I suppose there are a few questions running around in your little minds,” Mephiles chuckled. “Or perhaps none at all. All I will say is that I would’ve been victorious long before you even had a concept of time, blue. I would’ve destroyed the very world you’d known and there would’ve been nothing you could’ve done to stop me. No one would have… But someone did.” Mephiles glared lethal daggers at Shadow’s lifeless form lying on the ground.
“Spending countless amounts of time outside the realm of existence, there seemed to be this single truth: I was never meant to succeed in any capacity. The moment I would even start to emerge, I would see his face over and over again, hear him say his name before sealing me away in that object. And of course, as fate would have it, he would be involved in my defeat every step of the way. He prevented my very emergence, prevented Silver from destroying you, Sonic, and even turned down my offer to join me even if it meant facing a grim fate in the future. He even helped resurrect you from the state he’s now in, and teamed up with you and Silver to defeat Solaris.
“Even here,” the demon hissed before allowing a dark energy to emerge from him, changing his form from a phantom exact copy of Shadow to a more crystalline version of him. “Even here I can’t seem to escape him. And it only came to me when I met him here… I can’t win. I cannot get what I want… unless…” Mephiles pointed at Shadow’s direction. “He’s dead.”
The demon raised more of his copies, some of which coming from behind the three again, before chuckling. “I don’t wish to bore you with any more details,” Mephiles formed a massive grin on his face. “Prepare for your demise.” The copies started jumping at the original, fusing into the original before slowly increasing his size until they seemed to be little rodents compared to him. The size of the cave seemed to be given a bit more perspective as it still seemed like Mephiles could move around freely despite the clear size difference from a few moments ago to now.
Mephiles grinned down at his foes. “No more games, Sonic? Alright. No more games.” The demon raised his foot in the air and attempted to slam it right on top of Jr of all people! Perhaps it was the object he swallowed?
Jr! Mephiles is about to stomp on you real bad! Do your best to roll a DEX of 14, or receive a whopping 40% of damage as well as being stuck on the ground for a turn. However, if you manage to avoid it, you’ll get instant access to your Clown Car due to there being no Mephiles clones guarding it! Good luck!
Mephiles decided to keep his attention toward the little Koopa as he waited to see what Sonic would do now. Perhaps Mephiles was trying to keep the three away from each other, but Shadow was absolutely knocked out cold. Allowing Mephiles to get to him after making clear his intentions on being rid of him might not exactly be wise. Mephiles could do weird crud with Shadow’s shade, that much was well established.
But… there was a way to help Shadow out of this, right? Mephiles even admitted so himself. So how was he meant to do so? Mephiles was… certainly made aware of one method, but perhaps there was a different solution for Sonic. If Sonic looked hard enough, he may have noticed that Shadow was twitching… just a bit. Mephiles might be seen peering over toward the blue hedgehog, raising his hand up and allowing black lightning to surround him. Sonic had better act fast!
Sonic! Shadow might be able to hear you, but you’ll need to convince him to snap out of it. Make a CHA roll of 15, and try to taunt him into waking up! Act fast, because it seems as though Mephiles has an attack ready just for you!
Post by heirtothemonado on Sept 28, 2020 14:26:59 GMT -8
Jr didn't have much time to even say anything as he was suddenly snatched up by Sonic as the blue blur rushed over. Faster then he could blink, he was back to where Shadow was laying on the floor. Jr's head spun a little at the very sudden speed boost, but the dizziness soon passed and his vision started to go back to normal. Whew...that was one situation solved. While Mephiles started going on and on about getting revenge over what he'd suffered against the hands of Sonic and Shadow, Jr kinda just...tuned it out. Nothing that Mephiles said mattered too much to him, and from the sounds of it, it was just sounded like the general "vengeance" stuff that villains on TV talked about all the time....
Until a very large shadow fell over where Jr stood.
Turning around in confusion, his jaw fell open as the absolutely gigantic Mephiles towered over him. It took him a second to notice that there was no one piling onto his Clown Car anymore, but he was too stunned by the sight before him to make a move toward it. Which seemed like it was gonna cost him greatly, because Mephiles raised his foot to squash him flat!
MrE0vyJsp_1d20+1 (Jr's Gut Check counter: Success! Damage is reflected back at Mephiles at a 1.5x rate, so 60%!)
Jr.....did not even try to move. Was he too scared? Frozen in fear? No, actually, quite the opposite. He was starting straight at the sole of Mephiles' foot with a slight smirk on his face. What? What was he about to do? As Mephiles' foot started falling toward the Koopa prince, he simply started to....lean back slightly. What? Was this his plan, to just take the hit? That's what it seemed like as Mephiles' foot make contact with Jr's exposed stomach.
And then things started to turn around.
Digging his feet into the dirt, Jr started pushing back against Mephiles with his whole body, shoving his stomach back back up toward Mephiles, taking a step back so he wouldn't lose his balance. In a feat of strength that no one would have expected from a Koopa his size and fitness level, Jr managed to shove Mephiles' foot back to where it came from, his stomach wobbling slightly from the impact. The amount of force behind that shove might have been enough to make Mephiles lose his balance and crash to the ground.
Once Jr had recovered from his rather impressive feat of strength, he made his way over to the Clown Car. "Hey guys!" he called out to Sonic, and Shadow, if he could hear him. "Give me some cover! I need to get that thing that Mephiles is afte back, and that's gonna take a bit." With that, the Koopa prince hopped into the Clown Car, and took control of it once again!
(Jr's Summon Clown Car! Switch to Clown Car Jr!)
Now at the controls of the Clown Car, Jr moved to make some evasive manuvers. He couldn't risk getting attacked while the Clown Car retrieved the scepter from his stomach, or Mephiles might end up getting his hands on it. Best to stay away from him while he got back to his feet.
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Oct 3, 2020 11:11:08 GMT -8
Sonic tapped his foot as Mephiles decided to ramble on for some more time. If that guy knew him so well, doesn't he realize that Sonic doesn't care about evil monologues? He kept looking at Mephiles with a bored look on her face, until he said to 'prepare for his demise', at which the blue blur decided to interrupt. "Well, if I did erase you, then I probably had a good reason to. Seeing as you said you wanted to destroy the world and made my friends believe I lost it, I'd say that you got what you deserved." he retorted. "Doesn't seem like we did a good job on deleting you, though. Let's see if we can't fix that."
At that moment, Sonic noticed Jr. parrying Mephiles' giant foot stomp with little to no effort, before telling him and Shadow to give him cover to pull that thing out. He nods and sends a thumbs-up to the Koopa prince before turning back to Mephiles. "Yo, Shadow! You say you're the Ultimate Life Form, right? When are you gonna live up to that title, huh? The world needs us, right here, right now!" Sonic...taunted his rival? It was a bid to make the jet-black hedgehog snap out of...whatever Mephiles did to him!
v7UE7zSIp_1d20+2 (Sonic's attempt at rescuing Shadow from deepest despair...a critical success!)
After that, the blue blur summoned a familiar set of trinkets: the 7 Chaos Emeralds. "Glad you and I are on the same page for once, Mephiles." he said, as the colored gems started to circle around him...faster...and faster...and closer as Sonic started to change...!
"No more games!"
((Sonic has used his Final Smash, and turned into Super Sonic! For 4 turns, he gains a +2 boost to all his modifiers, and certain attacks change.))
Sonic had absorbed the Chaos Emeralds' power, taking on the familiar, radiant golden form. "I hope you're ready to take the beating of a lifetime and then some!" he said, as he started to float...before suddenly smacking Mephiles with two fierce Homing Attacks!
Mephiles’s smile was quite massive! He’d figured his speech would fall on deaf ears, Shadow was the only one present that might’ve actually taken interest, but worse case scenario everyone would be bored, and any sort of discomfort for his enemies was good. He wasn’t at all hoping that his gloating would intimidate his foes, thus causing them to reconsider where they stand. Nope. The idea never crossed his mind… (Okay, maybe a little, but throw him a bone here! Things haven’t exactly been going according to plan… like at all!)
Unfortunately for him, his luck wasn’t about to change any time soon, it seemed, as the one he’d thought was the weakest link held a bit of a surprise he didn’t seem to expect. The moment the pressure of the stomp would’ve crushed the koopa underfoot, the massive food seemed to suddenly stop mid air before being pushed right back at him. Mephiles’s eyes suddenly widened in pure shock as he felt his feet slip out from under him as the giant Shadow the Hedgehog look alike slammed back first onto the ground, letting out a massive grunt as he did so.
A strange thing came from that attack. A chill ran down his massive spine as he forced himself onto a sitting position before glaring down at the prince. Did… did the kid do what he thought he did? He wouldn’t dare, surely! And yet… as the demon looked around, there didn’t seem to be any other explanation as to what happened to the…
Meanwhile, Sonic’s words had quite literally jolted Shadow awake as he was instantly on his feet and in quite a bit of shock as he glanced around his surroundings. They were… still in the cave? So that was all just a dream… What was that even? Shadow shook his thought as he tried to focus on what Sonic had said earlier. “Okay, okay, what’d I- Hooooly what is that?!” Shadow shouted upon seeing the now giant Mephiles the Dark. To answer the question he was about to ask, it seemed like he missed a bit. Maybe a little more than a bit.
Upon making that shout, Mephiles’s thoughts had been interrupted and the giant spun his head around to face Shadow so fast, it almost caused the hedgehog to jump out of his skin. Seemed like Mephiles wasn’t too thrilled about this new development… "Is nothing going to go my way today?!” Nope. Not happy at all. As if to answer his question, Sonic had turned into his super form and started his own assault onto the fakest of all fake hedgehogs, though this time seemed to bring out a… rather extreme reaction out of the demon.
Upon merely being in the presence of the golden radiance, Mephiles started to seeth a bit, and then let out a massive, unearthly hiss upon being hit by the first Homing attack. The second one caused a massive squeal to be unleashed from his very core, causing the demon to fall onto one knee and clutched his stomach, where the second Homing attack had been felt. Upon taking a closer look, Shadow came to a sudden realization as he thought back to the Chaos Spear he’d done earlier. With this realization in mind, Shadow formed a sinister smile on his face.
While Mephiles was starting to aim his aggression toward Sonic, Shadow slipped something he’d been hiding in his cufflink. Given the hedgehog’s expression, it seemed like he was about to test a theory he’d had for quite some time. Shadow took off one of his inhibitor rings to replace it with this ring, the light emitting a pure white radiance around his entire body. If Shadow’s theory was correct, Mephiles was about to be in a world of pain.
Shadow’s using his Simulus World Ring! For three turns, all of his attacks will be of the light element for three turns! This also gives Shadow a 25% chance to Blind his foe!
0H648fdlp_1d20+4 (Shadow used Chaos Snap! This attack will cause 7% of damage plus 1.5x the amount thanks to Mephiles's weakness to the light element, making it 11% of damage instead. Missed.) p_1d20+4 (Again. Success!)
p_1d100 (Blindness Check... Mephiles is now Blind from the light attack Shadow unleashed! He will be blind for a total of 3 turns!)
Shadow started to form an intense white light around himself before instantly vanishing and appearing in front of Mephiles’s face. The hedgehog tried to swipe a punch, but it missed. However, once he managed to kick him across the face, Mephiles let out another scream of pain. The light was so intense from that attack that once the demon opened his eyes, he found out the hard way that he couldn’t see! The demon growled and backed up as he started to become desperate.
p_1d20+4 (Shadow used Chaos Nightmare! Normally this attack would do 25% of damage, but thanks to turning it into a light element attack, it's power is increased against Mephiles 1.5x, making the damage 36%... success! Shadow receives 7% recoil thanks to the increase in damage done to Mephiles.)
p_1d20+3 (Shadow used Homing attack! Missed!)
Shadow, meanwhile, gave off a smirk as everything was starting to come together. “Perfect…” The hedgehog whispered to himself as he formed light energy in his hands and started charging them. “Chaos…” Shadow shouted before unleashing the white energy into the face of Mephiles. “Nightmare!” The giant hedgehog let out a wail as he stumbled back again, barely avoiding a Homing Attack from the hedgehog.
Mephiles wheezed as he found himself not only a bit smaller than he had been a moment ago, but now had a flying golden hedgehog on one side to contend with, as well as the hedgehog surrounded with a white radiance on the other side. What made it worse was that he couldn’t see either one! Mephiles hissed in frustration. How could everything be going so very wrong?
“Sonic!” Shadow shouted at the super hedgehog. “Mephiles seems to be weak to light! Your super form is causing him more pain than you think! Use that to your advantage.” Though, knowing Sonic, Shadow doubted he really needed to tell him that. Still might’ve been good for him to know a weakness, though.
Even so, Mephiles was one tough customer. The only way to put a stop to all of this, for whatever reason, was to get a hold of that scepter. If Shadow could get it, maybe he could put an end to this once and for all. Whatever the case, it seemed like the hedgehogs were delivering one heck of a distraction. Now all they needed was for Jr to deliver.
Alright, a weakness has been spotted thanks to Super Sonic! All light element based attacks, or attacks done via Super Hedgehog forms, deal 1.5x extra damage to Mephiles! The opposite is also true. Any dark elemental attacks do 1.5x less damage, and everything else is neutral! Good luck!
Post by heirtothemonado on Oct 9, 2020 18:44:09 GMT -8
While Sonic and Shadow both pulled Mephiles' attention toward themselves with their light attacks, Jr piloted around the area, trying to keep out of the immediate area of the three hedgehogs. He didn't want to get squished, and despite countering Mephiles successfully before, Jr was highly doubtful that he could pull that off again. Best to play evasive until he could get the scepter back.
Speaking of, Jr could still feel the thing resting in his stomach, though there had been an odd bit of resonance when he'd knocked Mephiles back. It's as if the scepter was reacting to the Dark Hedgehog's presence. Thinking that that could mean nothing good, Jr tried to concentrate. He wasn't quite sure how this whole system with him and the Clown Car worked exactly, only that it did. Though it only ever worked one way. If this didn't work out.....They might be stuck.
Luckily, Jr soon felt something shift within him, like a weight being removed, shortly followed by a metallic thunk from with in the Clown Car's hull. That could only mean one thing. The scepter must have appeared there! Jr felt relieved, not sure what he would have done if this hadn't worked. It would have been messy, that's for sure.
Feeling a lot lighter, now, Jr looked around, before spying Shadow finishing off a combo on Mephiles. He needed to get the scepter over there as much as possible. Carrying it out in the open would be way to risky, and he didn't think running or flying would be fast enough. No, there had to be an even faster way....
Wait a minute!
"Shadow! Heads up!" Jr shouted to the black hedgehog, before priming the cannon of the Clown Car. However, instead of aiming at the large target that was Mephiles, Jr pointed the barrel of the cannon to....Shadow?! Locking in his aim, Jr fired the cannon, the Scepter of Darkness (which was surprisingly clean given where Jr had been hiding it the last few minutes) was launched toward Shadow!
|Nu8TeZQp_1d20 (Jr's Koopa Cannonball, except he's firing the scepter toward Shadow! To make this catch, Shadow needs to make a DEX check that, when added to Jr's, makes 20 or higher. Which....basically means he just needs to roll.)
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Oct 9, 2020 21:06:42 GMT -8
"Heh. Thanks for the heads-up, Shades!" Sonic replied to Shadow with a smile and a thumbs-up. Turning Super was a good choice, after all. Looking back at the gigantic Mephiles, the golden hedgehog decided to keep wailing on him.
His golden aura flourishing for a bit, Sonic flew straight towards Mephiles at supersonic speed as he tackled the crystalline-like creature, the speed behind that gesture making it hurt a lot more than it should've normally, and probably sending Mephiles tumbling to the ground.
Afterwards, Sonic repeated the same thing he did before, two powerful Homing Attacks directed at Mephiles again, though this time he was aiming for the guy's gut, rather than his face.
"Hey hey, what's the matter, Mephiles?" Sonic questioned in a taunting matter. "Where'd all that talk about 'our demise' go, eh? Eating your words already?" he continued. "Geez, even the Egghead puts up a better fight than that!"
Mephiles felt a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach as he tried to turn to face Jr only to be rammed into the side of his head by Super Sonic, causing the now somewhat less massive giant Mephiles to fall on his back with a grunt. He managed to roll away from the first Homing Attack, but simply couldn’t avoid the second as it drilled right into his stomach, causing him to grunt and hold his stomach before shakily pushing himself to his feet. This brought his ire back to the golden hedgehog as he snarled at the light filled being. Why did this constantly happen to him? He was better, smarter than all of them! How was every scheme getting thwarted? Why was it that he was always thwarted by Shadow? And why did he almost face him in trios?
First Team Dark, then the Super Hedgehog, now it was just two of the three hedgehogs, and some turtle twerp who thought he was so smart! That little brat was starting to get him angry too! He couldn’t wait to choke him with his own words, but everything was just… in his way! Perhaps the most insulting thing about all of this was that, though Sonic didn’t go Super, Shadow didn’t even bother. Almost as if he didn’t think it was even worth his time to give Mephiles two Super hedgehogs to fight!
Mephiles looked down at Shadow in anger, and it boiled into a near explosion as the first time, reflected Mephiles’s own sinister smirk right back at him. He was mocking him… he was mocking him!
He hated him… He hated him… Oh dear Chaos did he hate. That. Hedgehog!
And what was worse… even irrespective of all of this… that hedgehog was winning. He was winning, and Mephiles knew it. Well that was it. There was no more messing around, Mephiles wasn’t going to play around anymore. He snarled in Sonic’s direction, and struggled to find the words to respond. He wanted to put the hedgehog in his place, but the more he looked at the golden radiance, the more sick he felt.
“What’s the matter?!” Shadow called out, catching the demon a bit off guard by the sudden confidence Shadow exuded. Sonic’s words were still lingering, so now Shadow felt the need to add fuel to the fire? He took a bit of a step back. Mephiles’s flight instincts were starting to kick in. Iblis was the brawn, not him! He was the brains of the operation, everyone was supposed to be his puppet! How… How… “You were all eager and raring to go when you were flinging me around. So set on squishing Jr just now, but when you’re the one backed into a corner, things suddenly aren’t fun anymore.” Shadow said that last bit in a condescending tone as if he were speaking to a little baby.
Shadow reflected a rather slimy smirk, and if he looked at himself in the mirror, he may have finally understood why people kept getting him confused for Sonic. Heck, maybe Sonic himself understood just by looking at it. Regardless, Sonic had very little respect for the demon, and Shadow’s initial wariness of the situation was starting to fade.
The one thing that didn’t seem to be going away anytime soon was Mephiles’s hatred for Shadow. These last few seconds seemed to increase into a need to brutally murder. But just as he was about to act upon it, Mephiles was stopped by a voice that was still present. As if things weren’t bad enough for Mephiles, things were about to go disastrous. Jr shouted to Shadow and aimed his cannon right at Shadow… what the heck? Was he trying to blast at Shadow?
While he thought it would be delicious to see Shadow suffer under the hands of someone he thought was a friend, he seriously doubted that was what was happening. Mephiles saw something get launched out of the cannon and his stomach instantly dropped. What was worse was that Jr’s aim was almost perfect. “No!” Mephiles called out as he tried to claw at Shadow, but the striped hedgehog was too fast. He leaped out of the way of the giant hand and reached out for the scepter. The fragile item touches the tips of his fingers and…
…He misses! Shadow misses and the scepter lands on the ground and shatters into a million pieces! Mephiles then stabs Shadow in the chest, and he starts laughing maniacally as he’d won. He’d wo-!
Ahahah! Haha! Ha! Just kidding!
Shadow caught it, and flipped forward, masterfully landing on his feet. In a last ditch effort to claim some semblance of a victory, Mephiles trembled with rage and started to form more purple sphere’s to toss at Shadow only for them to be destroyed right where they were in his hands by two piercing white Chaos Spears. Mephiles hissed at the sudden blinding light, forcing himself to try and hide his face with his arm.
The moment the light faded, the very second, the demon tried to jump at Shadow claws raring to slice him to pieces, but skidded to a halt upon seeing the scepter. His green eyes then looked upward to see Shadow’s smirking face. The light around him was so intense, Mephiles couldn’t even think to be angry about this. The demon pushed himself off the ground, which he hadn’t even realized he had fallen onto a kneeling position in front of the Ultimate Life Form, and backed away to give as much distance as possible.
Shadow started walking toward the demon slowly, and Mephiles found himself shaking… Was this really the end for him? But… then a thought crossed his mind. A wonderfully awful thought… “Do you even know how to use that thing?” Shadow’s eyes widened as he looked down at the scepter for a few seconds. The hedgehog squinted his eyes as he tried to focus and try to get the thing to work but… nothing happened.
Mephiles smirked for a moment until he realized what he would have to do now. Glaring at Shadow, the demon reluctantly formed another purple orb, allowing a portal to form above him. The portal began to suck him toward it. Shadow simply glared as he watched him make his escape silently, incapable of putting a permanent stop to him this time. The hedgehog would have to be satisfied with his victory for now… except Mephiles left a bit of a parting gift. The demon formed a sinister grin as he allowed his crystalline form to evaporate as he took his “Shadow” form again.
The demon vanished after that, leaving Shadow with a very bad feeling. He wasn’t sure what the demon had planned for next time, but knowing there would be a next time made Shadow realize that Mephiles intended to take advantage of his freedom. Whatever Mephiles would have in store for Shadow wouldn’t be pretty.
The white light against Shadow dissipated as he let out a sigh, looking down at the Scepter in his hand. It didn’t matter. Shadow wasn’t worried about Mephiles. He was nothing without his precious Iblis, and this scepter… thing would be his downfall.
Shadow turned to face Sonic and Jr, approaching them, and then proceeded to nod at them with a smirk on his face. “Well, I wanted to do it myself,” Shadow stated candidly. “But I suppose having you around did help some…” Shadow being Shadow couldn’t totally admit he couldn’t handle it by himself, but he wasn’t quite done yet. “Still, thanks for your help. I’ll admit… this would’ve been a lot more tedious without it. But Mephiles is still out there, and… I don’t think he’s going to let this loss go. So watch your backs.”
After nodding at them again, Shadow took out an emerald and held his hand out at them, intending to teleport all of them out of the cave. Assuming they took his offer, Shadow would teleport the three of them out of the cave now that their job was done here.