Here's just a quick synopsis for those of you who can't wait to see this work of art yourself. Enjoy^_^
Episode 8: the Tower of Babel
aka the Siege of Babel
with the awakening of the real Big Fire (aka Babel II). What
has to be the entire BF organization is waiting for him as he
finally appears to lead them again in the most regal looking
threads I've ever seen. Neow. Everybody then gives a "Big
Fire" salute (chilling to say the least!). Almost in the
background there is a BF agent who has noticably "amoeba-like"
hair. He smiles in a wicked way.
Needless to say, the Experts don't think that this is a good idea. Murasame Kenji (who, it is stated rather matter of factly, had come back to life once again after the Eye of Vogler incident ^_~, and infultrated the Big Fire ranks) escapes the BF base by the skin of his teeth (Holy cow! What an action sequence!!) and is able to report back to Chief Chujo in Hong Kong base about the goings on. It was what they feared the most, but also what they had prepared for as the rest of the Nine Celestial Kings of Heaven had secretly gathered for the final blow to Big Fire.... They had to hurry though, as the ceremony to control the Tower was soon to begin.
Don't make the Chief angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
Because most of the world's Shizuma Drives were out of the picture and also because none of InterPol's large transports were still functional, Daisaku offered to fly the Celestial Nine to BF's HeadQuarters on Giant Robo. After being told that this was not a revenge mission for his father or Ginrei, Daisaku nodded slowly and when he looked back up at Chujo and Koshin we could see Professor Kusama's face (Daisaku's father) for a brief moment. They all grimly smile and agree. Operation Siege of Babel was about to begin.
Back at BF HeadQuarters, Komei invites all of the remaining Magnificent Ten to a Tea Ceremony and informs them that the Experts of Justice are on their way and that this is to be the last battle. He then begins to laugh as the rest of the Mag Ten look at him and wonder if his head is truly screwed on right. The curious thing is that even Ko-Enshaku appears to be a little uneasy.
Rocketing towards Big Fire, we can see Giant Robo (fully restored) loaded with Experts. But most importantly we notice that the (remaining) Celestial Nine are standing proud and strong on top of Robo's head and shoulders as if the speed and wind did not affect them. Among them were Tendou the Berserker, Director Eigan, Chujo the Silent, Chief Ootsuka, Dick the Shepherd, Marshal Kanshin, Lord Rinchuu the Panther Cub-Headed and Sei the Bewitcher (Taisou the Spiritual Buddhist is already extinct [and noone else had been promoted yet to replace him :-( . They are all slightly smiling.
Back at the BF stable we can see that they are preparing for an attack, and from their preparations they expect worse than we can imagine. Search lights are zooming around the night sky and BF Agents are everywhere with scared but determined looks on their masked faces. Deep inside the catecombs beneath the HQ, the Magnificent Ten march behind Big Fire as they approach the Giant Tower. They then stop at the entrance while Komei and the head cheese continue forward. Hanzui turns to the BF Agents around them and orders them to guard the Tower and Big Fire with their lives. "Even if they have no choice but to throw their own bodies against the Experts of Justice they must not let them get near the Tower!" Then the Mag Ten turn around and head back towards the surface. Ko-Enshaku silently appears out of the shadows and hides behind one of the pillars surrounding the Tower.
the Tower Komei has Big Fire sit in an oversized and richly decorated
thrown and orders him to concentrate. He begins to chastise
the small leader for his lack of will when he draws his fan to
cover his mouth and becomes eerily still. He quietly whispers
"It's too late".
Doki gets literally blown away by Chujo's rocket punch in mid air! It was sooooooo cool to see that^_^. Then the rest of the Celestials land behind the Silent one and stare into the eyes of their oponents. Giant Robo blasts past them still flying in the sky, and then the ultimate battle begins! Now, there is no way to describe just how "ultimate" and cut ass rugged this mini-war between the Celestial Nine and the Magnificent Ten is!!! Back and forth the volley of energy projectiles and bodies fly! Many a great man is wounded on both sides and Jujoji and Chief Ootsuka both fall.
Hanzui starts to get serious and gets his Chuck E. Cheese game tokens out for some serious rough stuff!
During this Incredible Death Match the rest of the Experts jump off Robo to face the remaining BF Agents. Only four figures remain on the flying giant as he crashes through the main building and into the underground.
Komei is watching the battle through a flame that hovers over his Chinese fan. He finally starts to get worried. The Strategist turns his eyes to the child in the throne and a snarl appears on his face. He starts to talk (but in a very loud and angry voice) to Big Fire and explain why his full cooperation is indeed necessary to rid the world of the evil that is the Experts of Justice. "Their powers must be vanquished!" It is at that moment that the ceiling of the cavern caves in and the Giant Egypian Main Man himself comes crashing down. The whole underground complex shakes with the force, but miraculously the hollowed out grotto stays in shape and doesn't collapse. Now Daisaku, Tetsegyu, Issei and Murasame appear on Robo's shoulders and look around the huge undergroung lair. Just as Murasame tells them all to be careful, Neptune (one of Babel II's guardians in the form of a giant robot) walks out from behind the tower to face Robo. An ear-piercing screech is heard from behind the Experts and they turn to find Galuda, the giant flying reptile (guardian number II). The four Experts jump off Robo just as Galuda flies right at him, but all Robo does is swing his massive left arm into the bird-creature's face and smash it into its body. One guardian down.
The battle outside is still waging, but it's at a draw. Both sides are equal and they know it. It will soon be a matter of who tires out first.
In the underground cavern, the four Experts run towards the entrance to the Tower when all of a sudden a black oil seeps up from the ground and Achilles (the final guardian of Babel II) takes his physical form of the giant black cat. It jumps at the heroes, but Tetsegyu tackles it to the ground and starts pounding it (in what appears to be a vain attempt) to knock it out. He tells the others to go on without him and to stop Big Fire. Murasame and Daisaku do (Issei turns around to help his fallen comrade and blasts the cat off of the big guy with one of his energy snakes). In the background Robo and Neptune are slugging it out.
Komei is now uber pissed at his "master" Big Fire (who doesn't so much as move) and he raises his hand to strike the child with his fan when all of a sudden a cold voice calls out "Stop!" and the Strategist finds that he cannot move his body himself. Fear is frozen on his face as Ko-Enshaku emerges from the shadows on the far side of the throne room. He stares at the unmoving Komei for an eternity before raising his cape and reveiling the real BIG FIRE! Komei's eyes go even wider in terror as he struggles to understand what is going on.
Right outside of the Tower's entrance, Murasame Kenji and Daisaku Kusama are about to enter when all of a sudden tons of Big Fire Agents pile out of the immense doorway and form a giant wall to block them. Without missing a beat, Murasame pushes Daisaku to the ground and runs at the human wall with a look of satisfaction and death in his eye. Just as he is about ten feet away he pulls out a palm-sized detonator from his pocket and his trenchcoat blows open so we can see that he is covered with plastic explosives. Daisaku covers his head with his hands as the human wall jumps down upon the pink Expert. Just as they all land, a flash of light goes off in the center of the pile and bodies go flying everywhere. The boy then looks up at Robo's fight with Neptune (both are badly dented, Neptune is missing a horn and a chunk out of Robo's right shoulder is gone too). Tetsegyu and Issei come running up behind him (Tetsegyu holding a bleeding bite mark on his neck and in the background we can see the crumpled form of Achilles) and the Black Ox picks him up and carries him inside the Tower. Daisaku has just enough time to order Robo to "Crush Neptune now!" before they disappear into the shadows of the spiraling structure. In the forground a pink fedora (half charred) lightly descends to the ground.
Inside the throne room, Ko-Enshaku and the real Big Fire approach Hanzui. Big Fire looks up to the frightened and frozen man with clear grey eyes and asks him how he thought he could accomplish this insane mission without BF's support. All the while Ko-Enshaku picks up the imposter Big Fire from the throne and takes off the disguise revealing Sunny the Magician in a trance (*You wouldn't have thought that Komei would fall for his own trick, huh?*). Big Fire then slowly walks to and sits down in the throne himself as Ko-Enshaku bows and takes his leave. The child turns to the Strategist and in a matter-of-fact tone informs him that global domination and the subjigation of the Nine Celestial Kings was never the plan and he knew it. He went on to say that there was now only one way to stop the senseless destruction that Komei had brought upon the world. He then closed his eyes and consentrated. Komei became free from the spell and began to scream as a bright light enveloped the room and everything in it.
the Tower the light grew and grew. It touched and surrounded
the two fighting giants and before everything goes to pure white
we can see one of them fall.
In a matter of moments the light grows dimmer and soon fades away to darkness again. As soon as he becomes used to the dark again, Mask the Red takes the advantage of the confusion and launches an attack on Dick the Shepherd. Unable to react with any real defense in time the Shepherd just reflexively throws a punch (kinda like Chujo ^_~) not expecting it to do much damage.... but it does! Red goes flying backwards and lands pretty far in the distance, not moving. The Magnificent Ten look at eachother in shock before turning their attention towards the Celestial ones. An aora of blue then surrounds the Experts as the BF guys begin to retreat. It is no use though, as the remaining Nine jump into the air and land in the middle of the retreat with a big explosion!
During this time, we find Daisaku and gang fast approaching the throne room in the center of the Tower of Babel. They rush in to see Komei cowering at the feet of the child (Big Fire) sobbing how he meant all of this for the glory of BF. Big Fire frowns and looks up at the intruders. Tetsegyu jumps in front of Daisaku and Issei and throws his two axes at the boy and Komei, but they are blocked by an invisible barrier and impale themselves into the floor. Big Fire then begins to glow himself and lift into the air. He tells the Experts that Big Fire is finished and that they have nothing left to fear, then he disappears in a flash of light. Just then, the giant fist of Robo punches through the ceiling and grabs Komei in its grip, but Komei was already dead. His eyes frozen open in fright.
Right outside of the Tower, Hanzui falls through the hole in the ceiling into the subterranean lair and can see GR standing over Babel with his back to him. He then notices all the dead BF Agents and the fallen Neptune, Galuda and Achilles. As fast as he can, eithout his ESPer powers, he runs to the entrance of the building while trying not to be seen by Robo. Just as he reaches the doorway, he stops and tries to catch his breath while Ko-Enshaku emerges from the shadows. Hanzui feels uneasy at first, but that goes away when it's revealed that the masked samurai is carrying Sunny underneath his cape. Without a word, he hands her over to the Chaos Lord and starts to walk away. Hanzui calls to him and he stops without turning around. He then asks the samurai if Big Fire had accomplished his goal. Ko-Enshaku nods. Hanzui goes on to ask if Komei had been taken care of and once again the silent one nods, but then he quickly disappears with a single jump leaving the two of them by themselves. Hanzui holds the girl close to him and heads off back towards the underground tunnel leading to BF's above ground palace and HeadQuarters with an expression of relief and guilt on his mug.
Above and outside, the Experts are victorious. Chief Chujo lights up his pipe and the remaining BF agents (including what's left of the Magnificent Ten) are being rounded up and hadcuffed. We can see all around the area that tons of lights are approaching. The rest of Interpol has arrived (finally o_o).
As they gather in the dawn, the remaining Experts stand below Robo and say a prayer for their fallen comrades led by Chujo. It is then that Koshin notices something move in Robo's immense shadow. He goes to investigate only to find Ko-Enshaku appear out of nowhere. Koshin reaches for his sword, but then thinks against it. He walks over to the masked samurai and asks if he's "Finally found what he had been looking for?" and if it was worth everything that he had sacrificed. Ko-Enshaku nods and in a hoarse whisper says, "Yes.... I can rest now." Then the armor that was Ko-Enshaku falls to the ground in loud *clanks*. Koshin smiles to himself and says that life is all about truths that we find for ourselves, and not others' empty thoughts. The camera then pulls out and we can see the Experts of Justice celebrating their hard earned victory amid the massive destruction that was once Big Fire's main base.
Did Koshin learn a lesson too? Hmmmm, maybe.
Then Robo's face takes up the camera as he blasts away with Daisaku standing in his palm. They fly to the heavens.
Crush them now, Catsy!
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