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-Antithesis-

Standing out at the edge of the hanger bay, Trevor watched the sun set in the distance. He let out a sigh. Sigma had disappeared, along with their prototype snag machine and the user of said machine. With him, he'd taken Gamma, who Trevor had planned to 'phase out' of the subjects anyways. No matter. Nothing about these events changed the plan. However, to himself, Trevor would on occasion admit that he was not a far of this path for their plan. Maybe he'd just grown too fond of Sigma. Quietly, the sound of rustling wind picked up behind him, before a pair of occupied boots stepped out of the shadows. Looking back, Trevor nodded, before turning back towards the sunset.

"Beta, come to watch the sunset too?" Trevor asked, opening up his jacket and pulling out a flask.

"Business, of course..." The cloaked creature responded, before walking up to Trevor's side. Reaching up, he pulled off his hood. Under his hood, was an aging Lucario, who's fur was graying and who's face showed the years of stress and frustration. His eyes were a dull jade, and a small scar ran along his snout to his cheek.

"Of course..." Trevor repeated back in the same empty tone, "...it's not often you get your physical form back, is it Isak?" The lucario gave a slow nod, before stretching a bit.

"It's only because there's not an Alpha active right now," Isak, the cloaked figure, shrugged, "One of those puppets takes up a lot of energy from me... but, at least it lets me fight, unlike this old body"

"The next Alpha should be ready in a day or two, you'll be able to get back to work doing missions as your two entities again..." Thinking it over, Trevor glanced down at the Lucario, "So, besides the amazing results with Sigma, what did you find with Omega and Psi?"

"When I took Omega's body as Alpha, if felt a thousand times more durable than any 'Alpha' body I've ever inhabited. However, he had no dark essence in it, because that had... run away," Isak spoke up, giving off the feeling that he'd thought long and hard about what happened, "His aura, his... light? I don't know how to describe it... his will passed on to Psi, and she experienced a similar transformation as I did when Clark died" Nodding, Trevor took a swig from his flask, before holding it out to Isak. He declined.

"Psi's pregnant, twins" Trevor spoke up, causing Isak to shake his head.

"We have openings, Upsilon and Theta," Isak responded indifferently, "We should put Psi on ice though, have a controlled egg laying, and clear her memories"

"You don't think there's anything we can do to keep her on our side?" Trevor asked, but the Lucario just shook his head.

"...Epsilon's active again... at least this time I don't have to play the part of 'benevolent father' now that Delta's gone" Isak muttered the last part, before Trevor let out a chuckle.

"Speaking of which, the old girl is tracking down a special-forces agent in Orre as we speak... Delta's more dedicated to the cause than ever it seems, and she doesn't even know what happened" Trevor said with a small smile on his cheeks.

"I suppose that we should have let her in on the cloning process, but I figured she would have been... upset" Isak said, shrugging.

"As long as we keep the original child in stasis, we can make as many clones as possible. Same with the Alpha's, though, that's more of a mater of how long you can puppeteer both forms," Trevor explained, before crossing his arms, "By the way, about that Infernape girl..."

"When she and 'Beta' escaped, I had 'Beta' kill her and harvest the egg from her body... but, that was around the time 'Alpha' was fighting with Psi. After sensing no dark energy from the egg, I tossed it into a nearby river, and put all my focus on 'Alpha' to keep up," Isak sighed, shaking his head, "Poor girl didn't know what hit her"

"Are you two done?" came a psychic, echoing voice behind them. Looking back, Trevor and Isak were in time to see an Espeon teleport in. She slowly walked towards them, sitting down aside Trevor.

"Pie, nice of you to join us" Isak said, looking back out the hanger doors.

"We have work to do, you two can't be out here chatting it up out here for fun" Pie said in her monotone voice. Reaching down, Trevor scratched behind Pie's ears, causing her to purr a bit.

"You don't usually show up unless you have big news... so, would you mind telling us?" Trevor asked as he knelt beside Pie. Nodding, she looked out the hanger doors, before speaking.

"The Epsilon who was tending to Sigma is with child" Pie spoke, causing Trevor to raise an eyebrow.

"...well I'll be damned, that's wonderful news" Trevor smiled, standing back up.

"We can follow through with Project Xi, even with Sigma's distaste for our Team" Isak chuckled a bit, rather amused by this change in fate.

"That is all, now I should return to the cloning facility to monitor the ones in stasis" Without another word, Pie teleported away again, disappearing in an instant. Thinking it over, Trevor turned back to the sunset, before taking a swig from his flask.

"...that reminds me..." Isak said, before turning his back to the sun, "I've been thinking, about the Ruilin prophecy..." Nodding, Trevor stood there, listening to Isak speak.
"A child born of conflict, who shall lose those dearest to them, will inherit the Will of the Sun, and be given the right to judge the sins of the world," Isak repeated the prophecy, before continuing, "...I use to think Sigma was a prime target for this 'child', but after fighting him... I've come to another conclusion"

"...go on...?" Trevor said, partially interested in the Lucario's religious prattling.

"The Ruilin spoke of the 'Emperor' of old, the one who conquered all the lands by selling his soul to darkness. While the Fire Tribes held him in great standings, the Ruilin treated him as a historic figure, and nothing more... in truth, he was a ruthless, fascist dictator who took advantage of the scared Fire Tribes... but, when he had his children, the Ruilin said the Eldest, Zain, was given the darkness that had replaced the 'Emperor's soul. The first ever Dark Essence..." Isak stepped away from Trevor, scratching his chin.
"This essence passed on through generations of the Line of Zain, growing stronger and stronger... although it was never explicitly said, it was believed that only a member of the Line of Zain could be the child of prophecy... but, the Ruilin didn't believe that they would be one born with the Essence of the Emperor"

"So, are you saying it couldn't be Sigma? Or that it might not be Sigma?" Trevor asked, hoping Isak would get to the point.

"I'm saying I'm not so sure anymore. The Ruilin texts we recovered are just as vague as I remember them... but, seeing the sheer dominion over darkness Sigma has, that... 'thing' he summoned up... I'm starting to think that he's another being the Ruilin spoke up," Isak spoke, his voice becoming more hushed as he did so, "...The Ruilin texts we recovered speak of a being, who will be born to host the Dark Essence. A child who, from their birth, will be the perfect reincarnation of the 'Emperor' himself. I believe that's what Sigma is, and if that is true... well, the texts say that the combination of the Reincarnation's soul, and the Dark Essence of the 'Emperor', would kick-start the end of the world"

This gave Trevor pause for a moment, before he shrugged.

"I never put much value into those old hocus-pocus writings. If you put a bunch of Lucario's in a tower they're eventually write Shakespeare. Now, if you don't mind, Ultima will be appearing again soon, so I should be ready for another report" With that, Trevor walked off, leaving Isak to his own devices. Nodding slowly, Isak looked out at the sunset, before pulling back up his hood.

"...the 'Emperor's weapon, the stone... the very object the Ruilin praised as a gift from the gods, is a tool of death and destruction, but a giver of life and hope..." Isak chuckled to himself, shaking his head, "Lord Trevor is right... I shouldn't put that much value into those old tales..." As he laughed it off, Isak felt the room grow even quieter, as if his laughter was just to comfort himself and his nerves. Shaking his head, he opened a dark portal, and stepped through.
Project Sigma Finale
The very last bit of the tale of Team Terror during Sigma's years as Sigma. 

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-Existence on a Leash-

The air in the medical wing was stale. Living underground takes a toll on the body, and though the Terror Base filtered in air from the outside, it could only help so much. Sunlight was also an issue, as the base would regularly try to 'air out' and many agents and operatives would find the fresh light bothersome. Alone in the medical wing, Vlad laid in a bed, IV's plugged into his arm and neck, two in his side. Sitting in a chair across from his bed was a tall Blaziken, reading some of the magazines from the waiting room. Groaning, Vlad felt a sharp intake of air hit his lungs, and he slowly began to stir.

"So, the princess is up?" Ruby spoke, the Blaziken eyeing Vlad as he moved under his covers. "Don't strain yourself, it'll tear out your IV's" Of course, feeling himself even slightly restrained, Vlad ripped the IV's out of him. Rolling her eyes, Ruby flipped a page in her magazine.

"Shit... w-where am I...?" Vlad groaned out, rubbing his face as he sat up in the bed.

"Hospital wing..." Ruby grunted, her face behind the magazine. Looking over himself, Vlad jolted, almost leaping out of the bed. His chest and arms were covered in deep gashes, but it looked like they'd all scabbed over. Not with blood and puss, but with a hard, black metal. Reaching down, he runs his hand along the large black metal scar. It was rough, like a stone. Knocking his knuckled against it, he couldn't feel any reverb from the hits. Tugging on the chunk, he couldn't remove it from his body. The rest of the chunks appeared to have been shaved down, the fur around it looking shaved. Looking up, Vlad quickly checked his crotch region, before pulling the covers back over himself.

"...you, you and your team stopped me..." Vlad said, an indifferent tone to his voice as he spoke to Ruby. Glancing over the magazine, the Blaziken shrugged.

"You're welcome, now stop staring at me with your one eye, it's creepy" Ruby replied, focusing on her magazine again. This caused Vlad some pause, and it took a moment to register that he had bandaging over one of his eyes. Of course, he didn't notice at first, as he still had depth perception. In fact, it felt like, and seemed, as if both his eyes were open. Even when he completely covered his bandaged eye with a hand, he could still see clearly through it. Lowering his hand, he looked around the room, sighing.

"...I couldn't kill him..." Vlad muttered out, covering his face with his hands, "I'm a failure... I let everyone down..." He couldn't hold himself back, he could feel tears swelling up in his eyes as his chest became heavy. All he had to do was walk over and kill Alpha. He was so close. Never again did he feel like he would get that close to finishing off that monster. Hearing Vlad's fussing, Ruby put down her magazine, stood up, and walked over to him.

With a hard smack to his face, she grabbed Vlad by the fur on his chest and lifted him up a bit out of the bed.

"You're crying over not killing someone?" Ruby asked, condemning him with no remorse, "I was told to be wary, that you and your kind were all just monsters with loose leashes...  but I figured that was just on the outside..." Vlad looked away from Ruby, clenching his fists in anger.
"You, yeah, you... a monster through and through. All you care about is who you can kill next, who'll step in your way and how you can kill them"

"He deserves it!" Vlad snapped at Ruby.

"And what if I said you deserve it?" Ruby replied, dropping Vlad back onto the bed, "I'm no judge, and neither are you. You're just an executioner, deciding on who lives and dies, just because someone else pointed at them and ordered it" Turning her back to him, Ruby walked back to her seat as Vlad sunk into his bed. He was too weak to argue with her, and too stubborn to listen to what she said.
"...Sigma, right?" Ruby asked, looking back over at Vlad as she collected her stuff, "You're a tool, a subject of Terror's. No regard or understanding for life. All you lot are good for is killing, and you what people like you are called outside these walls?" Turning his eyes towards Ruby as she exited the medical wing, Ruby met his gaze for a moment.

"Trash. Worthless, pathetic, trash" With that said, she leaves the wing, slamming the door behind her. At a loss, Vlad simply laid back on his bed, looking up at the ceiling. His mind raced, trying to piece together everything that had happened. Meanwhile, his thoughts were invaded by Ruby's words, cutting into his brain like a sharp blade.

"...Trevor only asks for my help when something needs to die..." Vlad muttered to himself, looking at his hands in front of his face, "...what... what's my purpose Sam...? Why am I still here...?" Nothing made sense anymore, he'd never questioned the work he did for Terror. But now, none of that mattered. Delta's teachings and Sam's lessons all flooded back to him, coming in a wave of understand he'd never experienced before.

"Good morning there Sigma" a familiar voice rang out, and looking up, Vlad spotted Lord Trevor walking into the medical wing. Following behind him, a younger looking Zoroark walked into the wing, her shiny tint catching Vlad's eyes in an instant.

"Z-Zura!" Vlad cried out, about to stand up as he spotted Epsilon. However, she made no response, while Trevor stepped towards Vlad and pulled up a chair.

"Yes, yes, that's your little treat I brought you, for being such a good boy" Trevor chuckled, snapping. Confused, Vlad watched as Epsilon walked over to them, before plopping herself down in Vlad's lap. It was a dream, Vlad told himself. This was fake, it couldn't be real. But as his hands ran against Epsilon's fur, and as he pulled himself against her, the scent was impossible to mistake. It was her, alive, and in the flesh. She hugged him back, giggling a bit.

"I can't believe you're alive... Z-Zura..." Vlad said in a hushed tone, rubbing his cheek against her stomach. Giggling, Epsilon brushed his hair, holding him close.

"She's a bit different than the one you remember, still just as good though. Was hoping Sam wouldn't chop up the good model, but we'll make do" Trevor said in a joyful tone, causing Vlad to pause. Sniffing Epsilon's fur, Vlad pulled away from her, looking her over again.

"...t-the one I remember...?" Vlad muttered out, his horrified eyes locking onto the smile on Trevor's face.

"...we have much to discuss Vlad, now that you've given me the keys to the world..." Stand up, Trevor snapped again, causing Epsilon to move off of Vlad and sit across from him.

"Trevor, what are you, I don't follow" Vlad rubbed his head, hopping this was all just a fever dream.

"...I was born in Orre, during the years when a group called 'The Coalition' ran things..." Trevor paced as he spoke, Vlad's eyes locked on him as he walked back and forth, "These kind folk believed that a strong man in the sky was their master, and praised him. My parents, no, my family, believed a different strong man in the sky was their savior. Of course, those folk believed that there was no such thing as a 'savior'... so they killed anyone who they found out believed that"

Picking up the alarm clock by one of the beds, Trevor adjusts the time, before setting it back down.

"Around this time, a group called Cipher popped up... they had no faith but faith in their freedom. Of course, I joined them, and we fought for years for the freedom of Orre... then the I.P. waltz in, claim the region as their own, and decide Cipher was a terrorist group," Trevor spoke on, his voice having little emotion to it, though the cracks were clearly breaking through as he spoke, "So, being the smart boy I was... I joined them. But it came at a cost. They wanted me to show them how to make shadow pokemon"

Epsilon stood perfectly still, like a porcelain doll. As Trevor spoke, Vlad found himself peeking at her, hoping to see some sort of movement.

"...I was in charge of a pokemon named Adam, a Pikachu, and a native to Orre... one of those classic 'hero' types. Charming, nice, not a single bad bone in his body. Kid was going places, same for his apprentice," Trevor could see Vlad's ears perk up upon hearing 'apprentice', "...you might know him; Sam. Adam trained the boy since he was a kid... the I.P. told me to make them both shadow pokemon. Easy.  The process was so much, cleaner back then. But, progress requires sacrifice"

Vlad began to stand up, trying to move, which caused Epsilon to immediately push him back against the bed. She sat across from him, smiling still.

"Of course, all good things must come to an end... the I.P. base I worked at was attacked. A strange colored Deoxys came, and started to destroy everything it saw. We ran, hell, I ran... Adam stood up to it through. Before you came along, I'd never seen anyone use the darkness like he did," Trevor glanced at Vlad, before continuing, "Adam won the battle, but died... he wasn't durable enough to handle the forces. With this, Sam ran off, becoming a mercenary... while I was left, in awe of Adam's power..."

"...what does this have to do with me?" Vlad asked, looking around the room.

"...The I.P. started Team Terror... they were scared of another creature like that Deoxys, coming down and obliterating a base like they did all those years ago. I, along with the other former admins, was put in charge of the projects we'd run. Our goal? Create another 'Adam'..." Trevor smirked, holding his arms out as though at the head of a presentation.

"F-Former admins...?" Vlad stuttered out.

"I ordered my agents to clean them up. Team Terror is now under my control, and my control alone. No I.P. to hold my tests back, no admins to question my methods... no one to keep us from progress," Trevor pulled up a chair, sitting at the end of Vlad's bed, "I run this show... now, why all this matters to you"

With a snap from Trevor, Epsilon reached out, grabbing the blankets over Vlad and yanking them off. Vlad, for a moment, was shocked, but only for just a moment.

"I tried so many tests... Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Rho, Phi, Upsilon, Delta... all failures, none of them could match Adam... then, I found you on that island. You came into my life, and like that, everything came together. Your darkness, the power you wield... i-it's terrifying!" Trevor seemed giddy, his voice setting off alarms in Vlad's head, "You grow stronger by the second, your darkness has so much more depth in it than anyone else... your DNA is unlike any I've seen, it's... it's as if you were born to be a subject. None of my clones could ever hold a candle to you!"

"...clones...?" Vlad said, his eyes shifting to Epsilon. Then, before Trevor said it, 'it' hit Vlad.

"I can tell by that look you know what I mean by 'clones'..." Reaching out, Trevor poked Epsilon's face, before flicking her nose with no response, "...it became clear early on that we'd never have enough, er, 'Volunteers'. So, I thought, 'Why not make more?'. More subjects I could pump the shadow serum into, and hope they came out just like Adam... of course, cloning is a bit touchy... that's why the other admins had to go" With another snap from Trevor, Epsilon stands up. She puts her hands on Vlad's cheeks, before kissing him on the lips. Vlad yanked himself away, shoving Epsilon away.
"Amazing, isn't she? Completely obedient, like the rest. Once project Delta failed, I used her DNA and Beta's to start making clones... that was the REAL project 'Epsilon'. Every time I lose one, we make another one. Simply amazing, right? Just ripe for testing..."

"Why all the missions then?!" Vlad couldn't take it anymore, he felt like some cog in Trevor's toy, "What are we? Just lab rats?! Do you just send us out hoping we'll die? What about liberating Orre? What about stopping the I.P. from controlling the regions?! Was that all a lie?!"

"Easy, don't strain yourself," Trevor said, taking a deep breath, "...your missions were all designed with both a primary reason for them, and a secondary reason. I have never lied to you about the reasons for your missions, the Liberation of Orre, and the Liberation from the I.P. in general have always been the goal of our task forces... but, the true power of the Subjects only comes out under extreme stress, as you've seen. So, if a mission just so happened to go south..."

"...you stacked the odds against us, hoping we'd come back stronger... just so that you could use us...?" Vlad sounded mortified, but in a way, Trevor didn't seem to care all too much.

"I hoped you'd grow stronger. I hoped you all would understand how important our work here is," Trevor stands from his chair, snapping and waving Epsilon over to him, "One day, a threat will come, it will come to destroy us, and when that day comes-"

"You want a deterrent. I get that, I'm not arguing that," Vlad snapped at Trevor, before motioning to Epsilon, "We're not tools though, we're living creatures. You can't just dictate what our lives will be!"

"I'm sorry Sigma... but, tell me exactly what you could do right now that wouldn't result in my plans coming true?" Trevor smiled, a very knowing smile. It took Vlad a moment to think, before he pointed at Epsilon.

"I'll go and smash your cloning machine, then tell the whole world what you're doing here!" Vlad barked at Trevor, feeling confident in himself.

"Where is the machine though, and who would believe you? You're a wanted murderer..." Trevor replied indifferently. Pausing, Vlad clenched his fist, trying to think.

"I-I'll... kill all of the subjects, and destroy this base!" This suggestion made Trevor laugh.

"Haven't you noticed? Every subject you kill, you get their darkness... and the darkness of anyone they've killed. If you did that, you'd be overflowing with darkness. Hell, even I don't know what would happen with all of that darkness!" Trevor chuckled, patting Vlad's head. The fire ignited on Vlad's head, as he began to growl.

"I'll kill you, and run" Vlad snapped, igniting his fists.

"Run where? To who? And what makes you think my loyal subjects won't just chase you down... trust me, Sigma, you've got no options... you have no life. You're a tool, a tool for my use. A weapon to be aimed, and the end results of my years of experiments..." With another snap of his fingers, Epsilon tackles Vlad onto the bed, a wicked smile on her cheeks.
"Now... you can either stay here, and follow my orders... or, you can try one of your silly plans. Either way, we end up at the same results, don't we?" As Trevor spoke, Epsilon grabbed Vlad's head by his hair, yanking it up.

"S-Sam... D-Delta, a-anyone..." Vlad tried to resist Epsilon, but to him, it was still the girl he loved. Smiling, Trevor scratched behind Epsilon's ear.

"In the end, your choices don't matter. I've already set into motion the future of the world, one where my subjects rule with an iron fist over the regions... with you at the head... hell, part of me wants you to run, to try and fight your fate. It'll be amusing, while it lasts" With that last comment, Trevor turns and starts walking out. Grunting, Vlad tries to push Epsilon off without hurting her.
"Oh, and congrats on killing one of Alpha's clones... I'm sure the next one will be an even more exciting fight" Trevor chuckled, opening the door to the medical wing, and walking out.

"Zura, p-please, let me go, I-I gotta leave, Trevor's insane, he-" Vlad felt Epsilon's claw on his lips, before a set of shadow chains wrapped around his wrists and yanked them up to the posts of the bed. Same for his legs, restraining all of Vlad's movement. Smirking, Epsilon leaned in, and cupped Vlad's cheeks.

"I was ordered to reward you... and here I am" Epsilon cooed out, and with that, she placed a kiss on Vlad's lips. A lull washed over Vlad, his body calming for a moment. He wanted to forget what Trevor had told him. He wanted nothing to do with this. Vlad wanted out. Epsilon pressed herself against him, letting out a quiet moan.

"...just let me forget..."

-A few hours later...-

Vlad woke to the sounds of his chains breaking. Opening his eyes, he saw a human boy, the Kento kid from before, smashing through the chains on his arms. Peaking over, in the corner, Vlad saw Ruby and a Charizard standing in front of a guard, who was passed out.

"There we go, get up," David said with a smile on his face, brushing off Vlad as the Infernape stood, "Er, you're all... here" With that strange interaction out of the way, David handed Vlad an assault vest to put on. Finding it a bit awkward at first, Vlad slipped on the vest.

"Oi, is that monkey boy we came for?" An Ursaring spoke up from the hall, while a familiar Metagross peaked through the door. Nodding, Ruby looked back at the guard, her and Luis watching him carefully. Vlad nodded, looking over the Ursaring for a moment.

"We don't got a lot of time. I over heard what Trevor told you, we're not staying here another second. I got family in Johto, we'll be safe there, got it?" David offered, giving Vlad the friendliest smile he could offer. Turning his gaze from the human, Vlad focused on Marcus.

"We can do introduction later, for now..." Marcus huffed, lightly punching Vlad's arm, "If David trusts you, I do. So don't waste opportunity!"

"Ten minutes David" Neo spoke up, psychically telling the group. Nodding, Luis and Marcus ran out the door, while David gave Vlad a pat on the shoulder.

"Hey, er, look... I can't offer much, but... I'd like it if you came with me. I can't sit by and let Trevor do, er... this... to all these helpless pokemon. So, uh... you in?" David cheered a bit, smiling at Vlad as best he could to convince him.

"Come on!" Neo snapped at them. Sighing, David ran off, leaving Ruby and Vlad.

"...so, coming, trash?" Ruby asked, walking up to the door. Taking a deep breath, Vlad followed after her.

"For the record, I'm not going with you guys because I like you all. I'm just done living in this stuffy building" Vlad huffed, heading out of the door. Smiling, Ruby follows after Vlad.

"Of course not... don't worry, we have plenty of time to change your mind" Ruby said, running ahead to catch up with the others. For a moment, Vlad felt some hope. Maybe, just maybe, this is what he needed, to find his way out. To get out of Trevor's plan, to escape. To finally carve his own destiny into the world. It was now, or never, and Vlad wasn't going to take that risk.

By the time the sun rose, David was miles away, catching a flight to Hoenn to wade out the coming storm from Terror.
Project Sigma 13
With that, comes the end of an era in Vlad's life. Though Project Sigma holds only a fraction of what happened during Sigma's time with Terror, it's mostly the main bits. 
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-Purpose-

A flurry of psychic and aura blows sent Alpha flying back from Psi. Rushing at him, she teleported around the Lucario as he tried to brace himself. Two jabs then a kick sent Alpha into the wall, before a psychic wave washed over him. Alpha jolted up to his feet, right as Psi formed an aura sphere in her hands. With a dark sphere, he rushes at Psi and slams it into the aura, blasting them both back. Teleporting over, Psi grabs Alpha and teleports away.

“Back off you crazy bitch!” Alpha roared as they reappeared, kicking her in the stomach and scrambling to his feet. They were in the hall now, not too far away. Acting fast, Psi teleports as two dark spheres shoot at her. She appears by Alpha, dodges a right-straight, and teleports behind him. Right as he’s about to turn, she teleports in front of him. Looking back at her, she holds a hand up and sends a shockwave through his mind.

Stumbling back, Alpha manages to activate his aura sensors, in time so catch her incoming fist. Smirking, he kicks her in the chest and sends her hurdling through a wall. Seems he was still physically stronger, but they were definitely on a more even playing field now. With a wave of aura, Alpha chases after the Gardevoir. Feeling the hall was a little close quarters, Psi bolts down the hall, before teleporting away. Looking around, Alpha let out a chuckle as he came to a stop.

“Come on out my little Rose…” He huffs, looking around the base. Before he knew it, the Gardevoir was tackling him through the wall, crashing into a medical ward. Throwing her off of him, Alpha bounced Psi off the ceiling before catching her again, and slamming her to the ground. Waving her hands over her, Psi blasts Alpha back, teleporting to her feet, then appearing before Alpha. Grabbing him by his neck, she throw him into a psychic barrier, then unleashes a wave of psychic missiles at the Lucario.

“Give Ven’s body back!” With one last sparkling, aura laced, psychic shot, Psi sends Alpha barreling through the building, before teleporting after him. Catching himself on some railing, Alpha throws a slash of aura before him, hitting Psi right as she appears. Taking a deep breath, Alpha swings up onto the floor from the railing, before focusing. Psi teleporting behind him, only to be smacked away after doing so by Alpha. Another teleport close to him, and Alpha slammed her face with his shadow-charged fist. Finally, she had enough. Rushing at him, she teleports behind him, then in front of the Lucario. Alpha sent out a wave of Aura from his being, attempting to cover all sides.

“Back off!” Alpha roared, spotting Psi before him. She took the hit, but turned into a substitution doll upon the impact. From above, Psi catches Alpha, slamming him into the ground. Before they even connected, Psi teleports them away.

“DIE!” Psi roared, appearing outside the base. Crashing into the ground with Alpha, she teleports away, while a mesh of darkness wraps around Alpha’s arms and legs. Before Alpha has time to think, she appears again, a semi-truck in her arms.

“…well that’s not good-“ Alpha is slammed with the semi, as Psi lands and lets out a huff. In a burst of brilliant dark energy, the semi explodes, to put it plainly. A giant fire rages outside the base, bits and pieces of semi shrapnel fly in all direction. Psychic barriers keep any damage from Psi, as she looked on at the glowing Lucario, walking out of the flames.
“Two restrictions broken already? My, you’re a fun one!” Alpha chuckles, clapping a bit, “But, you’ll never stop me… or Terror for that matter… the power of the Ruilin stone will be ours, and the world will kneel befor-“

“Shut up,” Psi ordered, “I don’t care about your worthless plan, your stupid stone, hell, I don’t even care about this world…” She began to walk towards him, stone-cold hate plastered over her face.

“…I never liked people who interrupt me-“ Suddenly, a hulking figure in black armor rams into Alpha, sending him straight into the side of the plateau surrounding the base’s entrance. Psi stopped, completely in shock as she looked on at the armored creature. Huffing, the suit of armor glared back at her, the glowing, piercing red-eyes seeing through her soul. Looking above them, Psi noted a helicopter, not too far off. Terror must be watching them, recording everything they see. Locking her eyes back on the armored creature, she was shocked to see some of the armor falling off of it.

The armored creature looked like it was shedding the armor, while more armor took its place. The helm it wore became more jackal-like, now something between a Houndoom and a Lucario. The cape began tearing to shreds, leaving only a very long scarf in its place. After most of the bulk fell off, it left a rather sleek looking set of armor on the creature. Scale-layered armor covered his arms and fore-legs, while an almost skin-tight set of black armor covered the rest of his body. It didn’t look like pure darkness, as far as Psi could tell, it looked like real armor, painted black.

“Fucking shit…” Alpha muttered as he un-stuck himself from the wall. Glaring over, Psi teleported too Alpha, only to be snapped out of her teleport mid-jump. The dark creature had reached out and simply plucked her from her psychic leap, faster than her mind could even register it.

“My prey…” the creature hissed at her, glaring at the girl. For a split second, Psi though she recognized the voice, but she was swiftly slammed into the ground by the creature. Again, trying to teleport away, she was held in place, her own darkness betraying her. Glaring up at Alpha, the creature raised his armored boot, and stomped down on Psi’s head.

“…this is new” Alpha glared back at the creature, all the while the Gardevoir’s body went limp, the dark essence leaving her. Holding his arms out behind him, the creature summoned up a wall of darkness, covered in glowing Unown symbols. Without a word from the creature, they symbols fired off rays of light at Alpha. Lunging forward, Alpha ducked through the attacks, only to be greeted by the shadow creature shoulder-tackling him. Its arm cracked and shifted, turning into a long spear that drove into Alpha’s waist. Grabbing the creature, Alpha pumped his aura straight into his shoulder, causing the spear-arm to blast off, sending the two apart. The wall of Unown eyes shattered as the creature hit it. Each bit of the wall was sucked back into the creature.

Flipping back to his feet, Alpha watched in shock as the creature simply grew a new arm, to replace the old one. For a second, as the bone and muscle formed, he noted it was an Infernape’s arm. A smirk crossed his face. Ripping the spear from his stomach, he focused his darkness and healed the wound.

“You’re in deep, aren’t you Sam…” Alpha chuckled, slowly losing his mind as he began to walk towards the monstrosity of darkness.

“Sigma… not Sam…” the creature let out a low groan, walking towards Alpha the same pace. From its shadow, a slick-Lucario-looking creature appeared, with long bug-like antenna instead of ears. The shadow guardian hovered behind Sigma, a black katana forming in its hands as Sigma moved towards Alpha. Chuckling, Alpha put his paws together. He knew he still had more restrictions to break, and more darkness to accept into his heart. With one more, he’d easily defeat this new opponent.

“Restriction of wrath… open!” Alpha roared, but nothing happened. Looking around him, he couldn’t figure out why it didn’t work. Every other one had worked so far. As he looked up, he realized he was now standing face-to-face with Sigma. Suddenly, the helm over Sigma’s face released a gas, before opening up, revealing the Infernape’s face. There was a tuff of hair covering his impaled left eye, but his right eye was shining bright red. For a moment, to Alpha, it looked like the face of Sam, though a much deeper seeded hate filled the Infernape’s eye.

“My name is Vladimir, survivor of the massacre at the Ruilin Temple, Subject Sigma of Team Terror…” Vlad introduced himself, a red glow shining through the darkness covering his left eye, “You murdered my brother… prepare to die” Clenching his fist, with a shift of the very space around him, he slams the punch into Alpha’s muzzle. Alpha’s bones shattered on impact, the force of the punch being strong enough to push Vlad back, while sending a shockwave all around the open entrance to the base. The plateau on both sides had their walls smashed in, the front of the base shattered, and Psi’s body as blown quite a few feet back. Alpha launched into the wall of the plateau, being buried under the collapsing structure of the rock.

“RESTRICTION OF WRATH!” Alpha’s harrowing voice echoed in the night, as the rock covering him blasted outwards, his body covered in waves of dark energy, “OPEN!” In a blur of darkness, the Lucario flew towards Vlad. Vlad’s guardian drew its blade, slashing at Alpha. As the Lucario dodged, he noted the strange waves it created, before spotting these ripples eat through the plateaus. Each slash came faster than the last. Alpha kicked off the ground, taking himself into the air to dodge the increased slashing. Huffing, Vlad picked up a rock, and looked up at Alpha as Vlad’s guardian took the rock.

“Come and face me like a man!” Vlad shouted at Alpha, clenching his fists. Smirking, Alpha held his paws above his head.

“Watch the power of darkness…” Alpha snickered, before pointing his paws at Vlad. Aura from every inch of Alpha’s being combined with darkness pouring in from his new limit converged at his paws.
“Aura cannon!” The combined energy fired out of his paws, piercing through the sky and launching down at Vlad. The beam itself was almost the size of the semi Psi had dropped in.

“Blood Shadow Technique!” Vlad hissed, putting his hands together while the ground around him began to ripple. Raising his blade, the guardian drove it straight into Vlad’s chest, impaling him through. As the ground rippled, a wave of dark energy washed over it, a scarlet flame with a black core sparking out of the cracks.
“Blast Burn!” his voice roared out, the earth around him for a good ten feet in all directions blasting straight up at Alpha. The mixture of aura, lava, and rock collided with the dark aura, clashing in the air as the earth began to shake from the very force. Every inch of air seemed alive, sparking as the two attacked fought back against one another. Vlad felt himself get pushes back, as he realized Alpha was gaining ground. Growling, Vlad drew the sword from his chest, before slashing through the two attacks.  The wave shot through his lava, allowing him and his guardian to fly out towards Alpha.

“Let’s end this damn it!” Alpha said, flying at Vlad through the tear in their attacks. The last bits of energy exploded around the two, practically leveling the upper halves of the plateaus. Meanwhile, Vlad threw his blade at Alpha, the latter smashing through it. At the same time, Vlad’s guardian threw the rock from before as if it was a baseball. Though Alpha smashed the blade, he didn’t block the rock as it shot through his eye. With the opening given to him, Vlad catches hold of Alpha, wrapping his arms around the Lucario and driving him back towards the ground, suplex style. A dark portal opened up on the ground, Vlad flying into it with Alpha. They appeared directly above the first portal, flying through the two portals, gaining speed with seemingly no limit. Alpha couldn’t react, the damage to his brain making it impossible to focus. The frictionless, intense gravity environment between the dark portals allowed Vlad and Alpha to gain unimaginable falling speed.

Finally, the first portal disappeared, and Vlad slammed Alpha straight into the ground fast enough to break the sound barrier. The earthquake that followed cracked the earth below them in two. It shattered the foundation of the base, sending a tremor through the very crust of the planet. Vlad rolled out of the hit at the last second, flying through a portal and flying out of a portal on the wall of the plateau. Snatching him out of the air, Vlad’s guardian made sure to catch him and safely place him on the ground. Alpha was still, slumping over on the ground, not a trace of life to his body. Panting, Vlad fell to a knee, his armor cracking. The wound in his chest wasn’t healing, and he could feel the drain of the darkness begin to creep over him. His guardian faded, flowing back into Vlad as the Infernape stumbled to his feet.

“S-Shit…” Vlad grunted, looking down as seeing his fur, and remains of his armor, soaked in his blood. However, his eyes snapped right back up as he heard the quietest of twitches from Alpha’s body. His hatred boiled over again, and he tried to run at Alpha. Every inch of his body weighed him down, and he fell to a knee, almost collapsing from exhaustion right there.
“N-No… no… I-I have to k-kill him…” Vlad felt himself about to hurl, whatever force driving his body dying out. Falling to his hands and knees, Vlad spotted a revolver, not too far off from him. He could do it. He could end Alpha. Right here. Right now. Falling onto his stomach, Vlad crawled towards the revolver, his rage turning to desperation as he grabbed for the gun. Aiming it, he fires off right away without much thought, missing completely.

A laugh breaks out in the air. Eyes wide, Vlad watches in horror as Alpha slowly pulls himself to his feet.

"I'll g-give you credit... t-that was a pretty tough attack..." Alpha chuckled, his body looky ready to fall apart. His darkness was barely holding him together, and with a wild cackle, he began to walk towards Vlad. Parts of his bones were visible, most of his fur was burned or scrapped off, and it was rather clear one of his arms was beyond repair. Limping towards him, Alpha's darkness did it's best to repair his expansive number of wounds.

"N-No... I-I can't lose here..." Vlad muttered, firing off his revolver again. Two shots hit Alpha, causing the Lucario to pause for a moment. A dark tendril flies out at Vlad from Alpha, smacking the gun out of his hand.

"Come on Sigma, give it up" Alpha snickered, his limp disappearing as he takes more steps towards the Infernape.

"I-I'm..." Vlad hacked, spitting up blood onto the ground, "I'm... not going to lose to you..."

"You used too much power, you don't have anything left to fight me with," Alpha spoke out, stopping in front of the Infernape, "Like I said... give. it. up." Reaching down, Alpha clasped his paws around Vlad's throat, pushing down as hard as he could. Being raised off the ground, Vlad struggled to free himself, his body exhausted. Chuckling, Alpha began to laugh uncontrollably, pressing into Vlad's neck with his paws. Closing his eyes, Vlad focused himself, trying to pull every last bit of his strength.

"...Chaos..." Vlad reached out, putting his hand on Alpha's head as the Lucario's eyes widened, "Overdrive..."

Waves of red and black electricity washed over Alpha through Vlad's hand. The sheer force of it caused a sickening crack in Alpha's skull, while shredding through the darkness repairing his body. Falling to the ground as Alpha stumbled back, Vlad pulled himself to his feet. The chaos aura shone around his body, as Alpha fell to the dirt, struggling to get a hold of himself.

"H-How, w-what was... w-where did...?" Alpha said as best he could, his nerves a mess and his limps not listening to his brain. Vlad felt a smile creep onto his face, and he could feel the Lucario's aura dying out.

"GRAB HIM!" came a shout from a barely familiar voice. Looking over, Vlad was immediately tackled by an Ursaring, while Alpha was yanked away by a Blaziken. Struggling a bit, the Infernape watched in horror as a certain snagger walked up to him.
"That was a close one..." David said, before dropping a snag-charged pokeball on Vlad's head. Without a chance to fight back, Vlad was sucked into the pokeball, passing out the moment he could from the pain.
Project Sigma 12
The final battle between Alpha and Vlad mostly. 

Psi belongs to :iconjurassicraptor: 
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  • Listening to: Boku no Hero OST
  • Reading: Fanfictions
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Melee
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
Alright, here we go. 

    I want you all to know that, honestly, things are slow. Not really a bad thing. I don't want any of my projects to die out. Even if no one comments, even if it takes a while, I will get every one of these stories done. 

    That being said, I want to talk about writing, how to write, how I write, and what this means for my stories. 

1. Writing

    This is something I have accepting can be a chore at times, and of course, doing it like a job can be no fun. Making time to write is one of my biggest problems. READING others writing can become a strain to, not that I don't want to, but because at times in life I can't focus. 

    I believe whatever attention thing I have is just a lack of, er, drive? I guess that's the best word for it. As I am currently between jobs, I've been working on my stories and trying to get back into the swing. I guess, honestly, it's just been a while, and there's not much to really add to the immediate story. 

2. How to Write

    Something I've wanted to talk about is how one should write. Too often do I see paragraphs stuck together, or improper spacing/indentation. Idk if anyone doesn't know this, but basically the only real big thing that makes it hard to read stories is when things get confusing. 

    (Not saying that I'm above this or anything, fuck I've had times where my stories literally make no sense because I misspelled a word) 

    Anyways, if two people are talking, they each need a paragraph. Like, here: 

    "Hey lol I'm funny" Scott said with a huff. "Yeah you are funny" Neil replied. 

    Yeah no that needs two paragraphs. Here's the correction: 

    "Hey lol I'm funny" Scott said with a huff.
    
    "Yeah you are funny" Neil replied. 

    So yeah that's all on that. 

3. How I Write

    Personal Stuff: 

    David's Journey-Prologue was submitted in 2010. I was a freshman in Highschool and very lonely, tbh. I also was really confused about what I wanted to do, and had no clear idea. Back then, Legos and my Star Wars toys were how I got out my creativity, but it became taboo to play with stuff like that. Idk, it just was, Highshool was weird. 

    Also, little background about that shit: David's Daycare 7 or 8 was the first story NOT written on the notepad of my iPod Touch. THAT'S RIGHT. I SAT IN MY LITTLE BEDROOM AND WROTE THESE FIRST STORIES ON MY IPOD TOUCH. Little ole' HeroDrake tappin' away on his iTouch. 

    *Ahem* Point is, I've always used writing as an outlet for things. Stress, copping, anger. It was never meant to be something I did for fun. Which, I guess, is why I only ever do it in spurts and never look back. At the same time, I've wanted to tell the Terror story for a long time. Though, I think I could tell all of TT in 30 chapters, but there's a lot of stuff I'd like to explore with characters to flesh them out more. 

    So writing is just how I have fun and deal with my situations in real life. Now that I'm an adult, it's... it's weird, I dunno. I got so much to do and so little time, plus so many things to keep up with. 

    That's that, I suppose. 

4. Stories

    Nothing's changed. I'll have TT done when I get done with it. 

    If you want to chat, send me a note. If you want to chat right away, you can find me later in the day here: 
play.pokemonshowdown.com/
herodrake.tumblr.com/

    Make an account on either, find the Herodrake, and I'll be free to chat as much as you want. I'm always here for you guys! (Until I get a job, or if I'm at school) 

    Another huge dump of stories is coming, I don't plan on making a release date but I think I'll have it done in a month. Usually that jinxes it but w/e. If you want to talk about any of my stories, feel free to comment/note/message me. 

5. Other

    If you like to rp characters, I'm always up for it. 

That's all, back to reading! 
Hey guys it's Herodrake with an update on shit and what not. 

As of Wednesday I am out of school for the summer (Hurray College sucks). Which means I can get back around to the things I want to do! Like writing and what not. 

This semester was way harder than I thought it was going to be. Honestly I barely survived as much as I did. At any rate, I'm going to start uploading again once I get some shit done. No promises on release dates because I always screw that sort of stuff up.

Also! I'm going to catch up on everything after typing this, so don't be alarmed if you see a bunch of messages from me pop up on shit that's been released some time ago. I'm actually really happy that I get to read all y'all's stories again!
:iconyaypls: 

For story updates, here's what I got:
1. Finishing Project Sigma Soon, Chapters Remaining: 
    -Sum of Darkness
    -Root of Terror
    -Epilogue if I feel the need
2. More Team Terror stories coming your way. By the end of Summer I plan on finishing these chapters: 
    -Regroup
    -Initiation
    -Challenger
    -Training
    -Knight of Sunlight
3. A new series about Xanthe's Adventure in Orre, called 'Xanthe's Bizarre Adventure', Chapters planned so far:
    -Mike's not a Cute Name
    -Need for Speed
    -Enemy Territory
    -Agate Village
    -Zeta
4. Some shorts, nothing too big

So uh, yeah, sorry to be so dead as of late!
  • Listening to: Uh some shit?
  • Reading: y'all's fanfictions
  • Watching: Youtube vids
  • Playing: Vidjya gaems
  • Eating: Nadda
  • Drinking: Soda

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Hello everyone who bothers to read this stuff! First off, THANKS FOR READING!

I'm Herodrake. That's it.

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Happy reading, and always remember; Gotta catch them all!
  • Listening to: Boku no Hero OST
  • Reading: Fanfictions
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Melee
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Soda
Alright, here we go. 

    I want you all to know that, honestly, things are slow. Not really a bad thing. I don't want any of my projects to die out. Even if no one comments, even if it takes a while, I will get every one of these stories done. 

    That being said, I want to talk about writing, how to write, how I write, and what this means for my stories. 

1. Writing

    This is something I have accepting can be a chore at times, and of course, doing it like a job can be no fun. Making time to write is one of my biggest problems. READING others writing can become a strain to, not that I don't want to, but because at times in life I can't focus. 

    I believe whatever attention thing I have is just a lack of, er, drive? I guess that's the best word for it. As I am currently between jobs, I've been working on my stories and trying to get back into the swing. I guess, honestly, it's just been a while, and there's not much to really add to the immediate story. 

2. How to Write

    Something I've wanted to talk about is how one should write. Too often do I see paragraphs stuck together, or improper spacing/indentation. Idk if anyone doesn't know this, but basically the only real big thing that makes it hard to read stories is when things get confusing. 

    (Not saying that I'm above this or anything, fuck I've had times where my stories literally make no sense because I misspelled a word) 

    Anyways, if two people are talking, they each need a paragraph. Like, here: 

    "Hey lol I'm funny" Scott said with a huff. "Yeah you are funny" Neil replied. 

    Yeah no that needs two paragraphs. Here's the correction: 

    "Hey lol I'm funny" Scott said with a huff.
    
    "Yeah you are funny" Neil replied. 

    So yeah that's all on that. 

3. How I Write

    Personal Stuff: 

    David's Journey-Prologue was submitted in 2010. I was a freshman in Highschool and very lonely, tbh. I also was really confused about what I wanted to do, and had no clear idea. Back then, Legos and my Star Wars toys were how I got out my creativity, but it became taboo to play with stuff like that. Idk, it just was, Highshool was weird. 

    Also, little background about that shit: David's Daycare 7 or 8 was the first story NOT written on the notepad of my iPod Touch. THAT'S RIGHT. I SAT IN MY LITTLE BEDROOM AND WROTE THESE FIRST STORIES ON MY IPOD TOUCH. Little ole' HeroDrake tappin' away on his iTouch. 

    *Ahem* Point is, I've always used writing as an outlet for things. Stress, copping, anger. It was never meant to be something I did for fun. Which, I guess, is why I only ever do it in spurts and never look back. At the same time, I've wanted to tell the Terror story for a long time. Though, I think I could tell all of TT in 30 chapters, but there's a lot of stuff I'd like to explore with characters to flesh them out more. 

    So writing is just how I have fun and deal with my situations in real life. Now that I'm an adult, it's... it's weird, I dunno. I got so much to do and so little time, plus so many things to keep up with. 

    That's that, I suppose. 

4. Stories

    Nothing's changed. I'll have TT done when I get done with it. 

    If you want to chat, send me a note. If you want to chat right away, you can find me later in the day here: 
play.pokemonshowdown.com/
herodrake.tumblr.com/

    Make an account on either, find the Herodrake, and I'll be free to chat as much as you want. I'm always here for you guys! (Until I get a job, or if I'm at school) 

    Another huge dump of stories is coming, I don't plan on making a release date but I think I'll have it done in a month. Usually that jinxes it but w/e. If you want to talk about any of my stories, feel free to comment/note/message me. 

5. Other

    If you like to rp characters, I'm always up for it. 

That's all, back to reading! 

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pokediginut Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student Writer
Yo when your free, I put up the second part to Terror Attack Pt. 2 I hope I got Kappa down okay.
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Herodrake Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
I gotchu man. 
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pokediginut Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Writer
I think Team Terror turned Jill into a Shadow Pokemon XD PKMNA - Shadow Jill by TamarinFrog
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Herodrake Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Haha, just saw that man, hilarious
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pokediginut Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Writer
Why do Shadow Powers make Pokemon look even cooler XD
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Herodrake Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Idk that's just the way it is?
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pokediginut Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Writer
Hey dude I saw that pic of Vlad and Zura on Tumblur, who drew that, it was awesome!?!?
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Herodrake Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
yuki-menoko.tumblr.com/ is the person who drew it, that's their personal blog. 
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pokediginut Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Writer
U should post that pic, its such an awesome pic ^^
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Herodrake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I think I will, maybe in a journal or something. :D
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