By Gauntlet (Shadowman)
It's a fine morning as the Mechanical Maniacs return from a semi-successful trip to a Japanese bookstore......
Needlegal: What a successful trip! I got a nice set of Chobits mangas for cheaper than I've ever seen them!
Snakeman: ...... but you can't read them.
Needlegal: I don't need to read them! I just wanna look at the pretty pictures!
Shadowman: The trip was semi-sussessfull. I didn't find the Rockman Remix manga I was looking for ...... but this set of X2 mangas are a nice consolation prize.
Snakeman: ........ But you can't read those either!
Shadowman: Who needs to read them? I already know the story and there are pictures to help me along!
Topman: Hm. I'm kinda hungry, guys.
Geminiman: Well, there's a Mc Donalds ahead. Let's go order something.
(And so the Megaman 3 team enter the Mc Donalds. Little do they realize what horror awaits them!)
Cashier: Alright, that'll be $20.39
Hardman: *whispers* do we have enough?
Shadowman: *whispers* Relax! Everything is a breeze with my........ (whips out device) counterfeit money machine!
(Using his small device Shadowman instantly comes up with the cash.)
Cashier: Alright, then.....
Shadowman: Hm......... Wonder what that machine does.
(The cashier swiped the money through the machine and instantly a small alarm goes off!)
Shadowman: Hm. Well THAT shouldn't be. Uh....... hm. Try this one..... (Shadowman hands the cashier another twenty, which also sets off the machine.)
Shadowman: Hm ...... well, this has never happened before. What shall we -
(Shadowman grabs the food!)
(The Mechanical Maniacs bolt out the door and down the street as fast as their legs could carry them!)
Shadowman: What ...... *pant* ...... was that! *gasp!*
Topman: It looked like some *pant* counterfiet-detector device!
Magnetman: Yeah, I guess it detects counterfeit money.
Shadowman: Yeah, what was your first clue? The fact that it's the "counterfeit money detector device" or the fact that alarms went off when it scanned my counterfeit money!?
Shadowman: This isn't fair! This device is hard to make!
Needlegal: Calm down. Not EVERY store can have one!
Shadowman: True ...... true. Heh. Wacky McDonalds. We'll just eat at Harvey's!
(And so the Mechanical Maniacs venture to Harvey's ........ with similar results.)
Snakeman: Geez, pull it together. You're a ninja. You're supposed to be above this.
Shadowman: Yeah, well I'm a ninja and I'm not.
Snakeman: ... What!?
Shadowman: You know.
Snakeman: Well, it isn't that much. Couldn't you just pay for it normally?
Geminiman: Uh, you're new here. So you may not know ........ we don't pay for things.
Sparkman: Let's just go home, guys.
(And so the 'Maniacs return to their home, The Ark, to find it covered in graffiti!)
Sparkman: What ...... what happened?
Geminiman: This all seems familiar somehow.....
(Shadowman activates the auto clean.) *
(*This refrences the Secret Epilogue! On the very Secret Page!)
Shadowman: Wait! It's ....... them.
Shadowman: You know. Them.
Hardman: I'm lost.
Magnetman: Me too.
Geminiman: Wait ....... you mean ...... them?
Needlegal: They wouldn't dare show their face here again ....... would they?
Shadowman: Admit you did it, twerp!
"Him": Ow! I didn't! I didn't! "ow"!
(Shadowman continues to pummel "him")
Shadowman: Oh sure, you didn't! I suppose it was 'Gaiden!
"Him" WELL IT WASN'T ME!
"He" begins to break down into tears."
Shadowman: Hm. Maybe ...... they weren't involved after all......
"Him": I wasn't.....
Shadowman: No one was talking to you.
(Shadowman chucks a Shadowblade at "His" head knocking "him" into unconsciousness)
Shadowman: Well ...... if it wasn't him ..... who was it?
(The following day the mechanical Maniacs are having Energon Cubes Cereal for breakfast when the doorbell rings.....)
Sparkman: I'll get it!
(But when Sparkman gets to the door, the person has run off.....)
Needlegal: Something is definitely up.
Shadowman: yeah, well, don't worry. I have "people" on him. They'll tell me wherever the attacker goes. heh heh heh. Soon I will have my REVENGE!
Needlegal: *tsk* you and you're revenge....
Shadowman: He spray-painted my home he pays!
(Suddenly Shadowman's beeper rings.)
Shadowman: Ah-HAH! It worked! Follow me!
Shadowman: Let's go!
(The Mechanical Maniacs pursue the intruder, who's dressed in a trench coat across town and finally into an old apartment building.)
Topman: He went into that room!
Hardman: Alright! With most of our enemies dead, this guy will give us some much-needed fun!
Magnetman: Let's go already!
(The 'Maniacs open the door and they are suddenly encased in a net!)
Snakeman: Who in the world would do this!
The person: Sur-priiiiiseee!
(The person rips off his coat to reveal his true identity!)
Torchman: That's right!
Needlegal: But you're dead!
Hardman: No fair! Dead people can't come back to life, it's against the rules!
Sparkman: Who cares? This loser is just one guy against the eight of us!
Torchman: Oh, but I didn't come "back" really! Heh heh heh.......And who says I was alone?
(From out of nowhere the rest of the MM PC 3 robot masters emerge!)
Bitman: You've come back, but so have we!
Oilman: Your reign of terror end HERE, 'Mechs!
Needlegal: Say, WHAT!?
Snakeman: Sharkman? Didn't you reform and become Shakman.EXE on Viral Infection?
Someone: Oh he did. But I made him see the ...... error of his ways.
Crorq: Wha? Oh ..... curses! You are not supposed to know my name!
Shadowman: I see what's going on........ Wily re-created you. And you're a not-quite-so-super computer designed to take over robot masters* so you took over Sharkman over there and rebuilt Torchman from, what I can only imagine, from some sort of ..... saved file made before he was blown to bits.**
(* Which is the plot behind Megaman PC 1 and 3 for those of you who don't know these obscure games.)
(** Torchman died in a temporal explosion way back in Series 3 #24)
Blademan: OH MY GOD HE WAS ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT!
Waveman: Uh ...... I think we're in trouble here, guys.
Shadowman: The only question I have is ..... when exactly were you copied, Torch? Are you pretty recent or were you copied right until you were blown up?
Torchman: Uh .... I ..... that is to say, um .....
Torchman: Now THAT is a SECRET!
Shadowman: *tsk* FINE!
(The 'Maniacs rip free of the net!)
Blademan: But how?
Crorq: That was no normal net! It was made of steel!
Hardman: Yeah, and we can rip through puny steel cords.
Sharkman: So ...... what's the plan now, boss?
Torchman: Hmmmmmm ..... WE RUN AWAY!
(The PC team runs out the Window and across the street!)
Sparkman: Well, that was unexpected.
Snakeman: Well, at least we didn't have to actually fight those idiots.
Topman: Come-on, let's go get some victory Energon Cubes!
(And so, in a minor bit of triumph, the Mechanical Maniacs head over to the local Energon Cube restaurant. The Autobar!)
Wheelie: Wheelie get money right away, and then fresh energon is on it's way!
(Needlegal makes a move for her wallet, but Shadowman stops her.)
Shadowman: I got this.
Wheelie: With three fifty as your expense you get ten dollars and fifty cents! Heh. heh heh heh!
(Suddenly alarms go off!)
(Suddenly, Xelloss appears!)
Xelloss: It looks like Mister Shadowman tried to pay with Counterfeit money ..... again.
Shadowman: AAHHHH!!!! I FORGOT ABOUT THAT STUPID MACHINE!!
Wheelie: If counterfeit money you try to pay, a sound beating is on it's way!
Xelloss: Oh my, the situation seems to be deteriorating.
Needlegal: Wait! I got money too! I can pay!
Wheelie: Pay you will, but pain's on the bill!
Snakeman: And who's gonna be giving us pain, pip squeak? you?
(Suddenly, Dinobot steps out from the back!)
Dinobot: For trying to deceive the Autobar ..... you shall pay with your LIVES!!! WRRRROOOOWWW!
(Dinobot leaps into attack and the 'Maniacs run away!)
Shadowman: This sucks!
Xelloss: So, you're running away? Where's that Mechanical Maniac spirit that beat Extant?
Shadowman: Shut up! Just shut up!
Snakeman: Well, I guess things turned out all right...
Magnetman: I guess...
Needlegal: And we learned something today too...
Sparkman: I'm glad, then this adventure won't be a complete waste!
Needlegal: We learned that honesty is the best policy!
Shadowman: I HATE THAT MORAL!!!
Dinobot: Come back here, COWARDS!!
Xelloss: My, my, my that Maximal is a quick one!
Needlegal: Feel free to help anytime!
Topman: So until Wheelie catches us, we are ..... The Mechanical Maniacs!
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