New Thundercats: Metamorphosis
By Jesse Morgan
*** No spoiler! READ ON! It's going to be worth it! ^_^ ***
Catsy should be at the palace, laughing with her friends. She
should be going out in the streets, living up her young eyars. She
should be running around, letting her imagination go as deep as it
wanted to. But yet she's not. She sits trying to awaken the
Thundercats once old friend Lynx-o. She sits wondering why she is here,
inside of the newly formed body of Mumm-ra, The Onslaught instead of
doing the things she wanted. "Please, sir you have to wake up... You
have to get up now! I'm trying not to worry and be scared but it's hrad
alone" she trembles as she grasps the hand of Lynx-o, the new tratior to
the Thundercats. She is trapped in the evil creature that is now made
up of pure shadow power and ultimate psonic energy. he is The Onslaught
the the Thundercats must now fear. "Please get up. I know you, you are
a Thundercat. You are one of Lion-o's friends! Please help me! You
are a strong person... I need your help here. Let's get out of here..."
Catsy says. She tries with all her might, but yet there is still no
response from Lynx-o's cold body. Catsy's only other companions are
that of Destiny and White, the future children that Bengali and Pumyra
now raise. They are left unconscious from Mumm-ra's kidnapping of them
from the future. "You have to egt up before he comes back" Catsy
whispers to Lynx-o as she looks around.
"I don't know what happened. I was sleeping and someone
came into my room. I heard a voice, a voice that was familar. And
then, I ended up here. I don't know how I got here. All I remember
hearing was The Onslaught... What does that mean?" Catsy said as she
looked hard at the face laying below her. "Who is The Onslaught? Tell
me what to do. Just tell me and I can do it. I seem to be able to
control what I want to happen" Catsy said with tears begining to roll
down her face. "Let the old Thundercat sleep, child. In his own way,
he deseerves this" a voice came from all around Catsy. Ot echoed as
much outside, as it did in her head. Catsy only hopes it is not the
being who brought her here, to suffer a dark life alone. As she turns,
she feels the beats in heart increase to an uncontrolable standard.
She gazes upon the tall standing illsuions of Mumm-ra's
new armor. "Now relax child, you're going to need your strength for
later" Mumm-ra's says as he glares upon her frightened face. "For what?
Why..." Catsy barely aspeaks. Her mind in a daze as she tries to
think. "BEcause you are going to help me. As the child of King Claudus
and the sibling of Lion-o, you have a power that is unknown to them.
You have control over things that only I can grasp the aspect of. You
are the heir to a throne that I want to control. With you Catsy I can
conquer a world!" Mumm-ra says. "I don't want to conquer anything. I
want to go home" Catsy pleads. The illusion fades as Catsy cringes to
Lynx-o's body. As she does, a tear rolls from Lynx-o's closed eyes.
As the Sky Cat falls to it's unsightly doom, Lion-o
feels as if he has failed many. He has failed Jaga, his father, Catsy
and even Catlani. He concentrates, making sure life doesn't give him a
death sentence. As he does, a deep blue glow forms around his body.
The glow reaches out to the panels of the Sky Cat and controls them. As
fires blaze around the jet, the others get the idea that Lion-o puts
across. They must work together if they want to survive. Quickly,
Tygra pulls all of his pwoers to calm the flames that spark around the
Sky Cat. Tygres heads for the main control panel and begins to try and
override the shut down sequence that was started by Mumm-ra's new psonic
wave. Cheetara concentrates all of her telekinetic energy on the
outside of the jet. Her eyes flutter as she gets a temporary control
over the falling vessel. "HURRY!" she screams out as she begins to feel
weak. Tygres quickly gets control back over the Sky Cat as Lion-o
repairs the ships controls.
The Sky Cat eases to the ground of Thundera Ciy. As
they exit the Sky Cat, they wish that they had truely fallen. "BY
JAGA!" Tygra cowls as he looks upon his home. All of Thundera City
stands in ruins. "The Onslaught has truely proven his powers" Cheetara
says as she begins to walk around the wreckage. "We have to find the
others!" Lion-o says as he jumps from the pile of heep the Sky Cat sits
upon. "Cheetara, try and locate a main source of where everyone is"
Tygra says as he looks around. Cheetara begins to use all of her force
to locate her friends. In steady time, Cheetara begins to reach out all
over Thundera City. Soon enough her powers find her friends as they
fight to save the city. "I've found them!" Cheetara says with
happiness. "Good, let's go get them!" Lion-o says as his great hopes
returns to him.
Red Eye and Chilla watch from uptop of a mountain as the
people of Thundera City run for rescue, for shelter, for their lives.
"It seems Mumm-ra never really needed any of us to help him" Chilla says
with a smirk. "To think that he was this capable of controlling the
masses is unbelievable Chilla" Red Eye says as he glories at his former
ally's success. "Indeed. It is an apocalypse of events that has
brought him to such great power. And now, he suceeds in destroying the
place he tried to conquer. He must have ideas of greater things to
come. With that eletrco magnetic pulse he sent through here, he could
have easily destroyed the whole city. But he wanted people to suffer,
how like him" Chilla hisses. "I respect the people's need for survival.
But it is only for the fitest, that not being them. But where stands
the Thundercats in this chaos?" Red Eye questions. He stares off into
the distance, to where The Onslaught's citadel stands.
To where Wily Kit and Wily Kat battle the oncoming
flares of Mumm-ra's forces. Wily Kat flies in quickly on his Arial
Blazer, searching for his sister's thougts. "Did I miss anything" Wily
Kat says as he hops of his board. He watches as his sister places a
forcefield in front of them, protecting them from the constant flares.
"Just about everyone else dropped back for recovery" Wily Kit said.
"Guess that leaves me and you to save Thundera?" Wily Kat said with
humor. "Again" Wily Kit said, trying to bring a smile to her own face.
As the Thunder Kittens prepare to leave for an attack, Catlani flips
ith ease over a wall from behind them. "Room for one more" she says as
she pulls her bow from her back. "Catlnai?" Wily Kit said in shock.
"We are sorta under attack over here" Wily Kat said as he grabbed his
Arial Blazer. "I can see that" Catlani said as she looked around. "We
at least could use some back up. I am sure that you are aware of Catsy
being trapped inside of Mumm-ra" Wily Kat said as he prepared to leave.
"Yeah, I know Kat. But we're going to get her out" Catlani said as she
pulled an arrow from her back. "So let's try again. The three of us!"
Wily Kit said as she grabbed her Arial Blazer.
"Not just yet people" Apollo said s he, Jadakiss, Pumyra
and Lion-o came slowly into the area, via Lion-o's new power. "It's a
suicide run on the citadel that will only result in another pile up of
dead bodies" Lion-o said as he safely placed the others upon the ground.
"Lion-o is right. We want the others back just as bad as you, but we
can't go killing ourselves over it" Jadakiss said. "Well Pumyra, Apollo,
Lion-o and Jadakiss, what do you suppose we do about it?" Catlani said
as she turned from them. "The matter is that everyone else is fine.
The readings that Cheetara got from here are dangerous" Lion-o said as
he tried to look into his girlfriend's eyes. "Well since you guys have
everything else pretty much covered, Pumyra if you don't mind... You can
help me in the streets. We need to help the trapped and wounded get
away from the sentinels" Catlani said as she grasped her arrow. "I am
staying" Jadakiss said with affirmaty. "Jae?" Apollo had no time to
question her. "I only left the mansion in order to make sure everyone
was okay. Now my job here is to stop as many of these sentinels as
possible" Jadakiss said with no expression. She was not going to be
fazed by anything they had to say to her. Apollo feels her strength and
decides to stay with her. He feels that he is stronger with her, then
without her. They hold the key to many lives, but who holds the key to
Not too far away, many join in the attempt to save the
lives of Thundera City. The man known as Shadow, who had just come to
Thundera to create havoc with Mumm-ra is not rethinking his efforts. If
Thundera is destroyed, where will he go? But unfortunately, Shadow is
unaware of his part in this destruction. But the only thing he cares
about right now is the people living on Thundera. "There were people in
here Mumm-ra!" Shaodwe says as he uses his ability to manipulate the
shadows to rip apart a fallen building. "Thank Jaga it is dark outside,
so I can use the shadows" Shadow says as he rips open a wall into the
building. As he looks in, the people scream in terror. "He is part of
this!" the people inside scream. As barrage for the door that Shadow
has just crated for them. "Get out of there Shadow!" Bengali cries as
he vicisouly pulls one of his enemies from death. Shadow quickly
recovers and hoves hisself and Bengali to safety upon a building. "Why
are they attacking me!" Shadow says with strong anger. "BEcause, you
are a villain. They get that way when they know of certain doom to
come. They had no one else to blame!" Bengali says with all calmness.
"The life you have led, it's not the best. But you seem to be trying to
change by saving those people" Bengali said as he looked over th edge of
the roof. "To see such fear used to comfort me. But now, I feel as if
it causes me more pain then them" Shadow said with confidence. His
confidence was not as strong as it used to be.
From another rooftop, Cheetara watches and gzes upon
Bengali and Show's conversation. Her thoughts are deepened in questions
but she has no time to find the answers. "If you're saying that I can
change I know that better then anyone! But there are things about my
past nobody knows of!" Shadow says as he floats off of the building.
"SHADOW! Don't go getting into something you're not ready for!" Bengali
calls out but his words are just echoes for the buildings. As Shadow
leaves, Arial floats on her telekinesis over to Bengali. Bengali's face
turns from disappointed to shock. "What are you doing here?" Bemgali
said. "I saw what you did for him. That was a very kind thing Bengali"
Arial said. She tried not to read his thoughts, but they were so
strong. As if they were written across his face for everyone to read.
"It wasn't hard. I know how it feels to feel as if you are rejected"
Bengali said as he looked away from Arial. He was unsure of how
Mumm-ra's new take over was having such a strong effect on once enemies.
"But you were never rejected by Pumyra. She has always had the deepest
love for you" Arial said. "But it's not her, it's something else. But
let's forget it" Bengali said. As Arial tried to enter his mind,
Bengali blocked her. His small hint of mind powers touched in just in
time. "No, I don't think so Mumm-rana or Arial. You may be Cheetara's
mother, but you still have betrayed the Thundercats" Bengali said with
intense anger. "That's why I am here, to make-up for all the trouble I
have caused. I want to destroy Mumm-ra like he has destroyed me!" Arial
said with feirce. Bengali smiled at her new found confidence. "Are we
ready?" Bengali said as he looked over the roof. "Always" Arial said
with a smile.
While Bengali and Arial prepare to head into battle,
other Thundercats working quickly to try and find a way to destroy the
hold over Thundera City that Mumm-ra has. Cheetara looks around the
dimly lighted labrotory, hoping to figure out whay she was there.
"Lion-o" Cheetara said as she walked towards him. "Yes Cheetara, is
there a problem?" Lion-o said as he continued searching on his view
screen. "I just wanted to know why you called me here?" Cheetara said
softly. "I need a psonic search of sorts. I know you are capable of
reaching out to many things. So I need your abilities to locate each
Thundercat, ally or whatever that can help us or who si willing to help
us in this battle" Lion-o said. "As far as breaking Lynx-o's psonic
template over Thundera City, that will take more effort. So I need you,
Bengali and Pumyra to try that. I know that Bengali has a small range,
so Tygra will assist as much as he can in that. Also, I know that
Pumyra has a very developing psonic ability, use her in anyway you can.
Plus, I will request the help of your mother Arial" Lion-o said.
"WHAT! You can't be serious. After she faded away from the last
battle, I don't even want to speak to her!" Cheetara said in rage.
Lion-o could feel her betrayel. The iromy was that Cheetara had also
betrayed the Thundercats. "Thank you Cheetara, but Bengali has located
her and we will require her help. So get over it" Lion-o said with as
much harshness that was available to him. *Amazing. In ways he reminds
me so much of me and Tygra combined. But yet he is the Lord of the
Thundercats. And yet I can sense his feelings, he is not as dedicated
as he may have thought. This is a vendetta for him* Cheetara thought.
"Where do you want me to put this armor Lion-o?" Panthro
said as he carried a huge crate with ease. He looked as if he wasn't
even fazed by the weight of it. Panthro placed the crate on the floor
and gazed over at Tygra who was limping slightly. "Where do you think
you are going?" Panthro questioned. "Word just in, Mumm-ra seems to be
building up on power. He may decide to make an apperance" Tygra said
with a low tone. "And you don't think what we are doing here is more
important. The others in the street should be able to handle this"
Panthro said. "But we are Thundercats. it's our duty!" Tygra said with
determination. Panthro frowned on him. He walked over to him and
helped him get to the Sky Cat. "Let's just go and egt this over with"
Panthro said as they walked slowly to the Sky Cat.
At the citadel, Mumm-ra charged up his body by absorbing
what he could of Destiny and White's powers. "It is as I thought it
would be. Merging with Lynx-o's powers and the first children of the
future! Such power! I am growing and changing into something powerful
enough to swallow Thundera alive!" Mumm-ra said as great power
surrounded his new body. He absorb upon all of Thundera's resources to
the best of his ability. Nothing could stop his powers now, nothing.
"I think we shouldcall the others" Apollo said to
Jadakiss as they awed at the site of the citadel. "Yeah, maybe you
should. I think it's time I went in" Jadakiss said stubbornly. "What!
No, you are not going in alone. You, nor me, nor any of us alone can
battle Mumm-ra" Apollo said. "Isten to Apollo, Jae. He knows what he
is talking about" Bengali said as he and Arial came running to Jadakiss
and Apollo. "But..." Jadakiss stopped her own words. She knew they
were right, but yet her fear for the people inside of Mumm-ra made no
comfort for her.
Deep within the core of The Onslaught, young Catsy tried
to giver herself the extra strength she needs. All she has is her tears
to make her stronger. And her tears slid from her face to the still
motionless body of Lynx-o. But the tears are just enough. "Hush dear
Catsy" she hears. Her head slowly lifts up to see Lynx-o has awaken.
"You're awake?" Catsy said. "Yes Catsy I am. How did you get here?"
Lynx-o said. As if he was unsure of what had happened in such a short
time. "Iwas taken here by this thing. He calls himself The Onslaught"
Catsy said. *By Jaga, does this evil have no end?* Lynx-o thought as
his memories slowly returned to him. "Catsy, can you trust me?" Lynx-o
said. "You are a Thundercat, of course I can trust you" Catsy said.
She felt as if the man who once told her she was never leaving had now
changed for the better. "This 'Onslaught' is an evil being. He's going
to want you to help him destroy Thundera. Whatever you do, you must not
help him. You must be strong and fight him" Lynx-o said. he hoped that
she understood him. "How?" Catsy said.
"Simply, you can't" Mumm-ra said as his illusion once
again appeared before Catsy. "Don't you know that I am more pwoerful
then this mere child. She is just a key to opening one of many doors!
Granted, I needed you Lynx-o to have control over mny things. But you
are of no use to me anymore. I have absorbed your powers to the
fullest. You are but a mere inking in the plot now. I have no use for
you and could destroy you in an instance of time" Mumm-ra said with
feircenes. You had all control of the situation now and Lynx-o could do
nothing to stop the thing that he helped make stronger. "I have the
child and you can not get her back" Mumm-ra said as he made Catsy fade
away. "Don't worry Lynx-o. I will fight him!" Catsy said with more
boldness then Mumm-ra. "You monster!" Lynx-o said as he reached for
Catsy's fading body. "May I be forgiven for recreating you! But as I
brought you back, I will destroy you!" Lynx-o said with pain in his
voice. "How will you do that? Without your powers, you are but a small
figure in a huge war" Mumm-ra said. As his laugh shattered Lynx-o's
heart, Mumm-ra's illusion faded.
Outside of the citadel, the battle begins. Apollo looks
on as Mumm-ra finally makes his appearance to the Thundercats. "What is
he doing! And more important, what is Shadow doing" Apollo said as he
watched Apollo confront Mumm-ra. Shadow flared up his powers as he
gazed upon the mask of Mumm-ra. "Alright Mumm-ra, quit playing foolish
games and let's really see what you are made of!" Shadow said with fire
in his eyes. "Shadow, isn't it? How fitting that the great Ecliptic
leader would return to the side I pulled him from!" Mumm-ra said. He
taunted Shadow to throw him off guard. He knew this battle was his with
good control. Shadow concentrated to absorb all of the shadows around
him, but it was hard when Mumm-ra was doing that of the same. "If I had
something to do with your recreation, then I will have something to do
with your demise!" Shadow said as he unleased a furry of blasts on
Mumm-ra. "You and Lynx-o both were just little pawns in the game"
Mumm-ra said as he used a fist of shadows to knock Shadow from his feet.
"I don't fear you anymore then I need him!" Mumm-ra said
as his armor began to open. "What's he doing?" Tygres said as she came
upon the battle with Tygra. "Who can say?" Panthro said as he too
arrived. As the Thundercats looked on they saw Lynx-o, struggling to
free himself from the shadows that bond him to Mumm-ra's armor. "Is
this what you think holds me togetehr? Must I kill that which has
spawned me before you realize that I am indestructible?" Mumm-ra said
with no emotion. "Or would you prefer I torture him slowly and
painfully?" Mumm-ra said. "Take him!" Lion-o said as he watched on.
And so it begun once again, the battle that plagued the
Thundercats grew with tension. As Shadow flared up, he felt his body
being suddenly controlled. He let loose a streaming shadow blast that
he had no control over. "A flare?" Shadow said with a confussed face.
"Where did it come from?" Shadow said as he backed away from the battle.
"That would be me who did that" Tygra said as he concentrated. "I do
have psonic control over people when need be" Tygra said as he still
held control over Shadow. "Hope you didn't mind!" Tygra said as he drew
his whip, preparing to now take on The Onslaught. "Yeah, I did!" Shadow
said as he tried to regain control over his powers. Apollo watched as
the Thundercats battled Mumm-ra. He noticed a slight crack in Mumm-ra's
armor. This was his chance to prove himself worthy to everyone. He
built up his power, as all lynx did. The shadows built around his body
steadily. "Drop back everyone!" Apollo said as he felt his power reach
the max. With a slight blink, he let loose his power. A suge of energy
beamed at The Onslaught, taking him from his feet. Mumm-ra fell into a
nearby building, totaling what was left standing. "You will pay for
this... Thundercats!" Mumm-ra said as he tried to regain balance.
Jadakiss glared at the now strong barrier that had been cracked into
Mumm-ra's armor. *Apollo has used his shadows to blast a whole right
through Mumm-ra's armor. With my fans, I can make the whole slightly
bigger* Jadakiss thought. Jadakiss oulled two fans from her back.
"FLOWER FAN!" Jadakiss said as she let her fans fly at Mumm-ra. They
caught fire as they blitzed through the heated air. They shattered a
peice of Mumm-ra's armor on impact.
*Amazing, I'm existing on Mumm-ra's psonic barrier and
yet I am here in the real world as well. How can this be? Is my power
so strong that even I did not know the limits* Lynx-o thought. "But I
suppose with Mumm-ra there is no bound!" Lynx-o said as he tried to pry
his body from the bondage that held him. "Are you... finished!..."
Mumm-ra said as he stood from the wreckage. "I don't know? Panthro,
Pumyra, Bengali, are we finished?" Lion-o said. Pumyra and Bengali
looked at each other and then knew what to do. Pantrho began to charge
his body up with the electricity that surrounded his body. Pumyra
concentrated with all of her psonic energy. As she did, her husband
Bengali pulled all his magnetic powers together. "Are we ready Pumyra?"
Bengali said. Pumyra nodded and they both concentrated together.
Pantrho prepared himself for the worst as Bengali's magnetism began to
bond Mumm-ra's body into one psot. Pumyra then began a psonic wave that
she was usually unable to do. With all her strength she clouded
Mumm-ra's thoughts for a slight moment. Panthro then hurled himself as
Mumm-ra, with the help of Cheetara's telekenisis. "FOR THE
THUNDERCATS!" Panthro cried as he ripped through Mumm-ra's armor.
Leaving a gapping whole in the center of the armor, Panthro pulled
Lynx-o's body from Mumm-ra's armor. With that, Mumm-ra should be
destroyed. He should be demolished with a sinch. The being that helped
recreate him and brith his new powers was ripped from his insides.
Lynx-o was The Onslaught. The Onslaught was Lynx-o. They couldn't
exist without each other.
But they did. "AT LAST... I AM FREEEEEEE!!!!!!!!"
Mumm-ra cried as a psonic storm surrounded him. "Now behold my true
power!" Mumm-ra bellowed as the flares grew larger. With that, all was
blown. Never before has Lynx-o's shadow abilities and his new psonic
powers ever mixed with Mumm-ra's forever eternal magics. Never before
has Lynx-o's inner rage and fury mixed with Mumm-ra's uncontroable evil.
Never before has the powers of Lynx-o, Mumm-ra, Catsy, Destiny and
White combined to let lose the fury that now exploded on Thundera City.
Even though the people of Thundera City long evacuated after the
appearance of Mumm-ra's new citadel, this did not leave the city without
casualties. All of the Thundercats and their new found friends were
blown back by the shockwave that hit the city.
As debris still fluttered the air, the most powerful
Thundercats sheilded the others. Pumyra stood with all of her might,
creating a psonic feild to surround the magnetic feild that Bengali
created to save his wife, hisself, Tygra, Tygra and Catlani. Lion-o
also used all of his powers to protect hisself, Wily Kat and Wily Kit.
Arial held a sheild protecting Apollo, Jadakiss and herself. And as
buildings fell, Shadow helped Cheetara hold up a forcefeild around
Panthro and Lynx-o. "We have to get back there and get the others"
Cheetara said as she strained to hold her psonic sheild around Shadow's
shadow-feild. "Cheetara, even I haven't thought of such a crazy thing!"
Shadow said deviuosly. Even in Shadow's evil time, he has never done
such evil things. "That psonic storm that is outside will rip your mind
from isnide to out. Even with your powers, you would not survive"
Shadow said. "Shadow knows of what he speaks Cheetara. If you were to
dare battle that psonic wave out there, even with all your strength you
would not survive" Panthro said as he moved a peice of rock that blocked
them. "But if we are to live through this, living here may be worse"
Cheetara said as she onlooked the growing damage to the city. "Lynx-o,
can't you use your shadow powers to find out what is happening out
there?" Cheetara said in a low voice. Lynx-o's sharp ears listen
carefully. "I can't Cheetara... For the moment and maybe forever I have
lost my powers" Lynx-o said with pain. As time grew on, the near battle
became clear to everyone still living in Thundera City. It was time to
destroy The Onslaught.
*** Sneak Preview: NONE AGAIN! All I'll tell you is the title for the
next story is "The Onslaught". The answers to what will happen to all
of the Thundercats and allies will all be answered within time! ***
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