SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 3Antauri wakes from his nightmare.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 3 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to take control of his metal body and then force him to attack his beloved Team.
It had been utterly terrifying, having dominance be wrenched away.
His body had gone haywire, nearly making him split Sprx's head open and almost being too slow to save Chiro, Otto, and Gibson from the Robot's automatic defenses.
And then, the worst act of all had come into play:
Mandarin had shown himself.
He'd transformed Chiro into a defenseless child.
Antauri had been further influenced by Valina's witchcraft to kill the boy.
It was in this instant that the silver monkey had come to know true fear.
This was the embodiment of both of his worst nightmares:
Losing Chiro and losing charge.
To attack the childhis precious student, his Chosen One, his sonall while knowing that Chiro in turn saw him as his Father
It was absolutely wretched.
Otto and Gibson had gone with the boy to protect h
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 2Gibson wakes from his nightmare.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 2 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to make him appear a bumbling imbecile.
He's always been the smart one, the one to solve the Team's problems and send them on their way to victory.
But that night, he hadn't been smart enough to do anything right.
When Sprx had come to him with his eyes blown out, Gibson had promised his brother he would make him good as new.
But then he'd started spouting gibberish, started doing things that were absolute poppycock, and he hadn't been able to stop himself.
The others had had to hold him fast to keep him from dissecting Sprx right then and there!
And throughout the rest of the night, it had only gotten worse.
(Asking Antauri about his face when he'd obviously been looking at his elder brother's posterior was just one grievous example )
He'd hated looking like such a scatterbrained idiot in front of his Team, in front of his brothers and sister and beloved leader.
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 1 Moments of WeaknessSRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 1 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Sprx wakes from his nightmare.
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to make him crash the Fist Rocket and lose his sight.
Being lost in unending darkness is a practical fear for anyone, true.
But when that person is a pilot, it's like announcing the end of the world.
To have the lights go out, to face the possibility of never piloting his baby again
Sprx was convinced his condition could be no worse than it already was.
But hours later he found himself contradicted.
When he and the others were surrounded by who-knows-what, when he could hear his friends screaming and fighting all around him, wh
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 9It's been one week since everything.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 9 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Both sides of the spectrumgood and evil alikeare recovering, if slowly.
The monkeys awake, their fur dulled and their stomachs queasy;
Chiro awakes, pale-faced and with bags under his eyes;
The Super Robot 'awakes,' immediately scanning for danger and then making detailed rounds through its systems;
Mandarin awakes, snarling and fighting all the time for the day when he will shine once more.
That was one of the worst experiences of their lives, indisputably.
They have been scarred
The Monkey Team and Mandarin have never been more deep-heartedly affected.
They have learned from and of each other
They have weaknesses, strengths, hidden pasts and motives and inner hearts.
They have peered into the hearts of their enemies
Sprx is afraid of losing his sight;
Gibson is afraid of looking like an idiot;
Antauri is afraid of losing control of his new body;
Nova is afraid of losing her nerve;
Chiro is afraid of being power
SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 3Deep within the space-residing Citadel of Bone, an undead, self-proclaimed King sat in his throne. In watching the battle go down on Shuggazoom, his eyes burned red with hatred of the triumphing Monkey Team and especially of the boy they held so dear.SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 3 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Then, just when he was about to turn away from the battle in pure disgust, he witnessed his greatest adversary's blunder.
"This is grand!" he cried, throwing his head back as he cackled gleefully. "The Chosen One nearly brings down his own Hyperforce!"
A wicked smile graced his lips.
This was the chance he'd been waiting for!
He only absently observed the remainder of the battle as his mind formed various infringement strategies. To use such a vital advantage in this war effectively, this plan would have to be flawless .
Hours later, when his army had been utterly wiped out, he was not as enraged as he normally would be. Instead, he smirked as he watched Nova, Antauri, and Sprx return to the Robot, laughed mockin
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 8Mandarin wakes from his nightmare.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 8 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since he used Valina's powers to bring his brothers', sister's, and that wretched boy's worst fears to life.
And honestly, he'd loved every minute of it.
Seeing those traitors writhe and cry and hurt was one of the most gorgeous sights he had ever witnessed.
(But there was something in the darkest recesses of his black heart that had screamed like someone was being murdered. And as he'd chanced a look within, he'd seen it was the last twinkling remnant of his good heart, for his soul was made into a Devil's snack long ago.)
The one who deserved it the most, however, was not his treacherous former Team.
No, it was that worthless child of a Chosen One.
His brothers and sister had come to love Chiro dearly in the year-and-some-months since meeting him.
And while there was no denying his connection with and control of the Power Primate was exceptional and the others' training was doing wonders, the fac
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 7The Super Robot's internal sensory circuits give a jolt in the night.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 7 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to pit its resolve against its soul.
The machine had always felt indebted to Chiro.
The child was the Chosen One they'd all been waiting for, the one to wake it from its long sleep, the one to send the warming electric currents through its machinery at long last.
The boy had reunited it with its beloved Monkey Team, the friends it had missed since that dark day when all had been shut down.
And as Chiro was integrated into the Team, the Super Robot, though not able to express it, grew to love the child all the more.
The fourteen-year-old was kind, protective, loving, strongeverything the machine had ever dreamed the prophesied Chosen One to be and so much more.
And that was why, on that terrible night when the King of All Evil's loyal servant had infiltrated its system and brought its precious Team's greatest fears to life it hadn't been able to do a th
SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 6Otto wakes from his nightmare.SRMTHFG: Weakness Ch. 6 by SonicTailsBros4ever
It's been one week since Mandarin used Valina's powers to conjure one of his most hated memories.
At the time, he'd felt guilty.
Everybody else had practical fearsthings that should and offered more-than-worthy reason to be fearedbut he was afraid of well, in Chiro's words, "Clams with feet?"
But the root of this fear was deeper and not so bizarre as all that.
Otto's imagination ran wild naturally. It always had.
And so it was no surprise when, some years before Mandarin turned traitor, it got the better of him once more.
The Team had sat down to Gibson's seafood meal after a hard day.
Otto decided to play with his clams prior to eating them, and he was just getting into the scene he was creating when a bowl of the shellfish flew to hit him square on the head.
Snapping up, he looked to his brothers and sister.
Nova, Sprx, Gibson, and Antauri had stopped eating and were averting their eyes, but Mandarin
SRMTHFG: Stay Cool Stay CoolSRMTHFG: Stay Cool by SonicTailsBros4ever
"You okay up here, kid?" Sprx questions as he finds Chiro sitting atop the Super Robot, looking out over Shuggazoom as his legs dangle and his chin rests in his hands. Becoming concerned when he receives no response, the red monkey settles down beside the boy and takes in his serious expression. "What's wrong?" He smirks the slightest bit. "You look like you just ate some of Antauri's cooking."
The thirteen-year-old grins, albeit wearily. He runs a hand through his unruly black hair before letting it drop, sighing heavily as he stares down at his lap.
"You and the othe
SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 4And it was at this moment that the Super Robot lurched. The monkeys were thrown from their seats, and a distinctive yelp could be heard from the infirmary.SRMTHFG: Susceptible Ch. 4 by SonicTailsBros4ever
Getting to their feet, Gibson and Otto raced to the screen while Antauri and Nova ran to check on Chiro.
"Monkey doodle!" Sprx screeched as the screen flickered to life. "What in Shuggazoom is that?"
Otto's mouth dropped open, eyes wide. "Whoa !"
Towering above the Super Robot was a colossal Formless, of a kind the Hyperforce had only once before seen. And even then, there was something all the more threatening about this one...
Gibson's heart filled with dread. "Dear Isaac Newton ! The Advanced Formless have joined together to utilize a sort of Mega form!" He turned to his green and red brothers, voice weighted. "I fear this battle may leave us worse for wear "
Meanwhile, Antauri and Nova entered the sick bay to discover Chiro, who like them had been thrown, trying to crawl back into his bed. Rus