Friday, September 30, 2016


Yann didn’t land to tell the heroes anything. He only sent a signal by creating a small explosion from a gadget he carried along for the other search groups to locate their position. Having thus alerted them, the two footballers left. Gohan took note of their gesture and reasoned it out.

Gohan: “If those two can miss a match just to find us, then there must be trouble. Krilin, Yamcha hurry; dress up and let’s get ready.”

The other groups of searchers saw the explosion and followed the signal. Zach and Ryan landed on the island after a few minutes. Having arrived there the first, they contacted the rest and announced the accomplishment of the mission. Ryan explained the situation on Agnam to Son Gohan and his companions.

Gohan: “Broly has returned? It’s true the only agent who can defeat him is my father.”

Zach: “Why didn’t you sense his presence? He emitted a lot of energy that was felt even till the next galaxy.”

Krilin: “Seth Island isolates people from the outside world. Nothing penetrates this atmosphere. It’s a sort of refuge from the tumults and stress of life. People come here to find peace and rest.”

Yamcha: “You forgot to mention one thing Krilin; that it’s the best place for a picnic.”

Ryan: “If that’s the case, how did Cesare and Yann find you? Those two are resourceful, we must admit.”

Gohan: “We’re lucky I have the teleporter here with me. Let’s get it working.”

The six flew out of Seth’s atmosphere and landed on the surrounding sea. Standing on water with his companions and the Earthlings, Son Gohan opened his sack and removed a small capsule. He threw it some distance away and it exploded and became a small spaceship.

Gohan: “Friends, I have the honour to present to you Teleport Unlimited, masterpiece of Bulma and latest invention of Capsule Corporation. This one you’re seeing is the prototype. Yamcha and Puar here present will use it to travel to Namek in the fifth Galaxy. Yamcha, it’ll take you to destination in less than an hour. When you get there, tell Son Goku and his companions that we’re on Code Red and Optimus Prime orders them back. I can sense Decepticons’ presence all over Nootra. Krilin, get to NSF HQ; they’ll need all agents available. I’ll go and assist the fighters on Agnam. Friends, you know what to do. Be brave and keep Nootra safe.”

Yamcha and Puar boarded Teleport Unlimited immediately and they left for Namek. Son Gohan, Zach and Ryan headed for space while Krilin took the direction of NSF Headquarters East.

Gohan: “Zach, Ryan, follow me to Secret Base L5; it’s in the sky of Mid Nootra. We shall be teleported to Agnam from there.”

Zach: “Why did the Autobots travel on Skyfire when they could have instantly been teleported to Cybertron?”

Gohan: “The Autobots prefer travelling as a group and all of them can’t get in one teleporting machine. Besides, Skyfire is fast enough and rivals teleporting devices. It’s in the case of an emergency that we use teleporters. Yet in this case as you explained, Cybertron is under enemy occupation and NSF has surely lost right of entry to the planet. Generally in Nootra, everyone prefers travelling on their own or on shuttles rather than have themselves teleported. A journey is an exciting thing to be savoured like a good meal; though my father is one of those who never take time to savour their meals. What I mean is that teleporters spoil the fun of the journey.”

Before attaining L5 in Nootra’s last atmospheric layer, Son Gohan and his new companions heard an explosion in the city.

Ryan: “Oh no! It’s coming from the stadium and Denver was there when we left. We must rush to his rescue.”

Gohan: “Sorry friends but you’ll have to do it on your own. My brother is in danger and he needs me.”

Zach: “We understand Gohan. Go ahead and get to the rest. We’ll catch up with you later.”

Gohan: “Be careful; you’ll find tough guys there.”

Ryan: “We know, but it’s our duty to help our friends. See you in a while.”

Zach: “Gohan, buy Son Goku some time. I know he’ll get rid of Broly.”

The two Earthlings parted from Son Gohan who flew to L5 while Ryan and Zach went to rescue Denver and his companions. A few minutes after Benjamin and his teammates of Nootra’s Wings left the Inter-Galactic Stadium, some Decepticons landed on the pitch and took the place of the football players as the main actors on the scene. Then they started wreaking havoc in the stadium. The news reached Nootra Security Forces and agents like Hawkeye, who were present for the match, commenced the evacuation of the stadium. He left his daughter in the care of a trustworthy friend and this one took her to safety out of the stadium. Clint Barton then went on full duty as Hawkeye, agent of Nootra.

More NSF’s agents arrived at the stadium to stop the Decepticons from pursuing their disgusting act. Some joined Hawkeye in evacuating the people while others confronted the enemy. Their adversaries were Devastator, a giant Decepticon robot who manifested when the five Constructicons combined; Thundercracker and Skywarp, who like Starscream, turned into jet fighters; and Blitzwing, a Decepticon changing to a tank and a jet.[2]

As much as the size of this group was imposing, they were challenged by another made of prominent heroes who were the pride of Nootra. These landed in the stadium and took their stand to confront the giant robots. Among them were The Flash,[3] fastest man in the city; Thor[4] the Asgardian, who wielded a hammer commanding thunder; Batman, smartest and most cunning of the agents; and Captain Nootra, emblematic figure of the civilization of Nootra - the man endowed with all spectacular abilities due to his zeal for his city.

He inherited the legendary weapon of his ancestors, the Nootra Shield and possessed a cape, which enabled him to materialize air and all kinds of winds. Superman, the Man of Steel,[5] came from the sky and took his place to fight by their side. But the presence of this last one raised some doubts.

[2] Devastator is the combined form of the Constructicons. The Constructicons are Decepticons and they appear in the various Transformers continuities. When they merge, they become Devastator, a giant robot. Thundercracker, Skywarp, and Blitzwing are Decepticons in The Transformers.

[3] The Flash is a name shared by several superheroes from the DC Comics universe. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (January 1940).

[4] Thor (the son of Odin, the Asgardian) is a superhero who appears in publications by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962) and was created by plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby.

[5]The Man of Steel is a 1986 comic book limited series featuring DC Comics character Superman. It was written and drawn by John Byrne and inked by Dick Giordano.

[6] Kryptonite is a material from the Superman mythos — the ore form of a radioactive element from Superman’s home planet of Krypton. It appears in publications from DC Comics.

[7] Mjolnir is a weapon that appears in publications from Marvel Comics. It first appears in Journey into Mystery #83 (August 1962) and was created by writer Stan Lee and designed by artists Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan, appeared on the battlefield of Agnam where Nootra Security Forces’ agents, headed by the Autobot Optimus Prime, were fighting to prevent Decepticons’ invasion of Cybertron. His presence on Agnam favoured Megatron and his allies, namely Galactus, Magneto and Thanoseid. These retreated with the confidence that Broly would dispose of Nootra’s forces and they would return to reap the fruits of his disastrous work.

Following this turn of events, Cyclops and Optimus Prime sent Zach and Ryan to Nootra to look for Son Gohan, who was in possession of a prototype teleporting craft, which could travel billions of light years distance in an instant. That was the only means to reach planet Namek and bring back Son Goku, who alone had a chance of defeating Broly.

Zach and Ryan got the help of Benjamin and his teammates of Nootra’s Wings football team. These were having a decisive football encounter with the Gauntlet of Nootra and they were leading by two goals to one. Ryan and Zach met them during half time and told them about the situation on Agnam. Despite opposition from Cesare, Nootra’s Wings accepted to help the Earthlings and the whole team embarked on a search for Gohan. When they were gone, Cesare thought it wise to deal with Yann who prevented him from stopping his teammates from undertaking that mission.

Cesare stared fixedly at Yann in complete outrage. He couldn’t believe what just happened. His teammates were gone and there was no longer any possibility of him winning the match. He walked steadily towards Yann and collared him, threatening him with a punch.

Cesare: “Why did you do that? We’ve been training all year for this and you abandon everything for some impostors trying to set us up?”

Yann: “Hands off Cesare or you’re going to regret it.”

Cesare: “I doubt it. You have no idea of what you’ve done but I’ll show it to you right now.”

Yann: “You think you can beat me? How many tries have you got in your account, and how many times have you failed?”

Cesare didn’t answer but he maintained his grip on Yann, and raised his fist to punch him. Yann restrained the blow with a hand. This state of tension lasted a few seconds before Cesare released his grip and let him go.

Yann: “The best thing you can do is join me find the Saiyan.”

Yann launched after saying this, and flew off. He was one of those football players who could fly on their own. Cesare remained on the pitch alone. He twisted his hands and cried out with rage, feeling helpless because of his incapacity to change the unwelcome reality. He spent a few seconds in reflection after which a glimpse of light appeared on his face. He took off and flying at maximum speed, he caught up with Yann in the sky.

Yann: “Surprise, surprise! I thought you cared about nothing except the match.”

Cesare: “You band of weaklings will amount to nought without my help. I can sense Gohan’s aura on Seth Island.”

Yann: “Now that you’ve said it, I can sense it too. How did you detect him there?”

Cesare: “If the Saiyan isn’t aware of the situation when he’s in Nootra, it’s most likely because he’s in the place where no energy escapes either from within or from without. When I directed my chakra towards the East, I sensed he was in Seth recently.”

Yann smiled on hearing that. He aligned with Cesare and they flew together eastward.

Yann: “Aha Cesare. Don’t play the tough guy when you have a soft heart.”

Cesare: “Enough of your comment.”

Yann: “Why do you always have to make a whole scene of everything? You knew Broly was on Agnam yet you still wanted to continue with the match? How unfeeling!”

Cesare: “There are millions superheroes in Nootra; they’ll beat Broly as they’ve always beaten the villains. But this match would have proven to everyone that I was better than Eric. I would have won my place in the Galaxy Brave team and participated in the Inter-Galactic Tournament. Now the hard work I endured would be for nothing; all because of some impostors from planet Earth. I bet you they don’t play football there.”

Yann: “What those Earthlings are doing isn’t bad; they’re not from here but they’re helping us. I don’t understand why you’re still mad at them.”

Cesare: “I would have settled matters with the one called Zach. If he imagines he can vie with me in combat, I’m sorry for him. As for you Yann, don’t think I’ll forgive you. You humiliated me in front of everybody. We’re no more friends from now on.”

Yann: “Point of correction Cesare; we’ve never been friends.”

Cesare: “I’m faster than you; even faster than Trunks and Goten who call themselves Saiyans. Who said Saiyans were the strongest in the universe?”

Yann: “Faster than who? Don’t put me in that bunch of apprentices. See instead if you can catch up with me.”

Yann put on full speed and Cesare followed him with the same velocity, and they went in for a race while travelling to East Nootra. On Seth Island, Gohan, Yamcha, Puar[1] and Krilin were having a picnic on the beach. They were playing in the water when Cesare and Yann found them.

Cesare: “Aren’t those the people you’re looking for? Think you lost the final for these clowns. Just watch them making fools of themselves.”

Yann kept his outward calm though he was incensed on seeing Gohan and his companions partying. These noticed the two football players and feared for their fiesta.

Yamcha: “Oh, oh; trouble may come from the sky. It isn’t the rain but these guys may want to ruin our fun.”

Gohan: “The final was today, I suppose. If these two are here at this hour, then something must be wrong.”

Krilin: “Hope they haven’t come for revenge. Remember, they tried to take down the Earthlings when Trunks stopped them.”

Yamcha: “Those two never give anything a rest as far as I know.”

Cesare and Yann didn’t approach the Saiyan and his friends. Neither of them would take the responsibility to go down and speak with them.

Cesare: “I’m talking to these suckers for nothing. Go tell the Saiyan yourself Yann. After all, it was your idea that we should find him.”

Yann didn’t land to tell the heroes anything. He only sent a signal by creating a small explosion from a gadget he carried along for the other search groups to locate their position. Having thus alerted them, the two footballers left. Gohan took note of their gesture and reasoned it out.

Gohan: “If those two can miss a match just to find us, then there must be trouble. Krilin, Yamcha hurry; dress up and let’s get ready.”

[1] Yamcha and Puar (Puar is a shape shifting animal) appear in DBZ.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


The football final of the Nootra Tournament opposing Nootra’s Wings to the Gauntlet of Nootra was holding at that moment. Some minutes before half time, the Wings and Gauntlet were in a draw, each having a goal in their account. After making an important safe for his team, Voltz, goalkeeper of Nootra’s Wings, made a long clearance until the other half of the field. A midfielder of the Gauntlet trapped the ball on his chest. He passed it to another teammate and they ran together towards the Wings’ defence. Bruno, a defender of the Wings, tackled the striker and took the ball from him. He launched the counterattack by passing the ball to Papan.

When the ball was in Papan’s possession, instead of counterattacking, he juggled with the ball, tapping it with his feet many times, then with his knees and head. He continued by going in between two opponents and tricking them with a subtle handling of the ball. He bounced the ball repeatedly amidst other adversaries while maintaining total control of it. Papan was holding a show of his spectacular abilities in playing football and the spectators were well pleased, and they gave him an ovation of cheers and applauses. But his teammates were annoyed about what he was doing and they asked him to send the ball to them. He finally complied and passed the ball to Lucas.

Lucas and Ach continued the counterattack together. They kept on exchanging passes as they moved forward, which tactic destabilized the opponents. When the ball was with Ach, three adversaries came against him and Ach, with his hands in his pockets, dribbled them and came out of their midst without losing the ball. He passed the ball to Lucas and this time, Lucas ran fast forward, leaving Ach behind. When two midfielders of the adverse team tried to tackle him, Lucas jumped high with the ball on his feet as if it was tied to them. He made some acrobatic moves as he dribbled past several midfielders of the Gauntlet. Yann and Cesare shouldered him on both sides and when he saw an opening, he passed the ball to Cesare.

Knowing the potentials of Cesare, three defenders of the Gauntlet blocked him on the corner and he found no opening to shoot the ball to the goal. He tried to make a breach but there was no way for him to pass. He noticed that Benjamin had gone ahead of him and was waiting for his pass. Cesare made a long pass to Benjamin and the ball landed on the foot of the captain of Nootra’s Wings and clung to it. Benjamin tempered the game for a while to assess the situation. He observed that the Gauntlet surrounded him on all sides, having raised a wall in front of their goal. Most of the players of the Gauntlet were in the last twenty metres of their goal so Benjamin used his famous eagle’s wings technique and sent the ball to Roberto who was far away in the midfield. Roberto received the ball and made a sign to Eric who ran ahead to take position on the right side of the area.

Yann was on the right corner. He understood what Roberto and Eric wanted to do and having freed himself from all markers, he was in the ideal position for that combination to succeed. He made a sign to Roberto and this one shot the ball to him. Yann volleyed the ball, deflecting its trajectory sky high in the direction of Eric. Eric was in the middle of two defenders but he out-jumped them, and with a header, he hit the ball into the nets. The goalkeeper of the Gauntlet thought he had the ball but as he stretched out a hand to catch it, the ball multiplied and he couldn’t tell which one was real. So he was deceived by the notorious technique of Eric and conceded a goal. This was the second goal of Nootra’s Wings after the one of Cesare, and it gave them a lead in the final.

The referee’s whistle sounded a few minutes later and the two teams entered the changing room, and afterwards, went to the training pitch to prepare for the second half. It was still half time when Ryan and Zach landed on the training pitch and met Benjamin and his teammates. They informed them about the situation on Agnam and asked for their help in finding Son Gohan.

Benjamin: “You mean Broly has returned? He would have exterminated everybody three years ago if Son Goku hadn’t stopped him. This is an emergency Nootra’s Wings. We must help them find Gohan or this match is going to be our last.”

Roberto: “You can’t be serious! We can’t quit the match after all the hard work we’ve been through because of it.”

Voltz: “We’re leading Ben, and we’re playing well; we’ll definitely win the match. Let them go find other people to help them. Extra-Nootrans, in case you didn’t notice, we’re busy here and can’t assist you. Excuse us now.”

Voltz said this in a commanding tone to make it clear to the Earthlings that they had to leave. But not all of his teammates agreed with him.

Ach: “It’s Broly we’re talking about Voltz. We can’t pretend like it’s nothing. If he’s still mad at Goku as always, then we must prepare for the worst.”

Papan: “Did somebody say quit the match? You guys are nuts. The spectators will never forgive us for doing such a thing. And my trophy, the cheers, and ovation - all will be gone. I don’t want this to happen. Nooo.”

Benjamin: “Don’t make it a public show Papan; imagine that Cesare hears you. As for the match, there’s going to be a rematch when the organizers learn what was at stake.”

Eric: “Listen teammates, as citizens of this city, our priority should be the welfare of Nootra; not only by entertaining fellow citizens, but also by protecting them, like the agents. It’s just a matter of time before NSF announces the bad news to everybody. But time is running out for our heroes up there. A minute lost here is a heck of a problem to them.”

Though the players were speaking in a low tone so as not to attract the attention of two of their teammates, the ones they were trying to avoid had some long ears and they knew of what their comrades were preparing.

Cesare: “This can’t be done. So that’s what you had been planning all along Eric. Get me straight: no one leaves this place until the match is over. Nobody will rob me once again of my victory.”

Benjamin: “The galaxy is in danger and your only concern is this match?”

Cesare: “Exactly. Nothing is more important to me than winning this match. Understood?”

Eric: “Cesare, the orders are from Optimus Prime and Cyclops.”

Cesare: “I take orders from no one, and less from that lot of metallic men and mutants. They even violate the values of their so-called civilization. I thought living in this city meant to be free from being under orders.”

Benjamin: “I’m captain of this team and I say we go look for Gohan. We, players of Nootra’s Wings, are not only footballers but we represent this city as well. We’re a symbol of this civilization when we visit other planets to play football. Nootra’s Wings isn’t only about winning a match, it’s about upholding this civilization, which is nothing but the people of this city. We are of Nootra and we’re protecting our people with our Wings. That’s why as captain, I say we all go and find Son Gohan and do our part in saving our city. If you belong to this team Cesare, you do the same.”

Cesare: “I’ve heard speeches of that sort, full of choicest vocabulary yet all trash in the end. That grand talk doesn’t move me a whit. They’re just words used to manipulate those who lack faith in themselves. I never fall for that kind of trick. And I haven’t yet finished with this band of impostors from Earth.”

Ach: “You’re overstepping the limits Cesare. You can’t go against the expressed will of your captain. It’s out of proportion what you’ve done and I won’t allow you to disrespect Benjamin any further.”

Cesare: “I wasn’t addressing myself to you Ach but if you’re looking for me, you’ll find me. Don’t you see this is a set-up? How come intruders are now dealing with the vehicles? I warn you all: anyone who stands between this trophy and me will pay for it. As for you Benjamin, try to leave this pitch and you’re going to feel the hardness of my fist.”

The attitude of Cesare infuriated Zach and he raised his voice, and spoke aggressively to the haughty footballer.

Zach: “Look at the arrogant punk. It’s time someone got that out of you.”

Cesare turned away from Benjamin and faced Zach directly.

Cesare: “Well, the little kid has grown. Maybe we should finish with the impostor first before coming to Benjamin.”

Zach: “Good enough. Let’s see if your punch is as hard as your words.”

Ryan: “Knock it off guys; that can wait. Zach, control yourself; we have more important to do. Listen Cesare, if Son Goku doesn’t step in on time, there’ll be no more matches to play.”

Cesare: “Don’t care impostor. None gets in my way and goes unharmed.”

Bruno: “If you guys are going in for a fight, count me in.”

Voltz: “Cesare is relentless; there’s no reasoning with him. I’m not interfering this time. I’ll only watch and see how this turns out.”

Papan: “This is wastage. Instead of playing, winning and receiving applauses from the public, we’re here fighting each other. When you guys are done with the warfare, send me a note ’cause I’m out of here.”

Roberto: “You’re going nowhere Papan. Didn’t you hear the captain? We’re finding Gohan together. If you walk away, I’ll call you a coward.”

Papan: “Do as you please Roberto. You aren’t the one defining me. I am who I am irrespective of your opinion. Bye-bye squadies.”

Lucas: “I know who’s going to cry when Captain Nootra honours us and the public cheers us for saving the city from Broly.”

Papan: “You mean they’ll recognize me as someone who fought bravely for my city? You should have said that earlier. Benjamin, let’s go find the big green guy’s protégé.”

That wasn’t counting Cesare who was about fighting Zach. He was determined to stop his teammates from leaving the pitch. When Zach and Cesare were almost at it, Yann rushed in and stopped them before any one hurt the other.

Yann: “You won’t hit anybody here Cesare.”

Cesare: “Get out of my way. Don’t you see these aliens want to steal our victory?”

Yann: “Ben, take Nootra’s Wings with you and execute the mission. I’ll take care of him.”

Cesare: “Watch your words Yann. Take care of who?”

Yann: “Of you, of course. Is there any one odder in this place?”

Cesare: “You have no idea of what you’re doing. This is my match and I’m not losing it. This is also the last time I’m warning you; or you’ll regret it the rest of your life.”

Yann: “You used to boast of your chakra alerting you of impending danger. I guess you were only spinning yarns. Open your eyes for a while and look at the sky; Broly has returned.”

Cesare: “Don’t try to denigrate me Yann. I know very well that Broly is on Agnam. I also know Megatron and his deceptive creeps are there, with Thanoseid, Magneto and the cosmic horror. But that’s the least of my concern. What I know for sure is that I’m winning this final.”

Yann: “Then you’ll have to win it alone. And since you know everything, you certainly know this too. The moment you step on the main pitch without your teammates, the adverse team will win by default and there’ll be no rematch. It will be your fault if we don’t brandish the trophy. Then you would say bye-bye to your dreams of playing in the Galaxy Brave team until next year or maybe never. And worst of all, when people discover you were partly responsible for the destruction of the world, I don’t want to imagine what will become of you. Benjamin, you’re captain of the Wings; do what you have to do. Take your team and find Gohan.”

Benjamin and his teammates of Nootra’s Wings split into five groups of twos. Ryan and Zach equipped them with anti-gravitational gadgets, which the Autobots gave them as tools to fulfil their mission. They all took off and went for the search, leaving Yann and Cesare behind.

[1] Broly is a Saiyan who makes his debut in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993), the eighth Dragon Ball Z feature movie.

[2] Bulma appears in DBZ. Capsule Corporation is a structure in DBZ.

[3] Adamantium is a hard metal used in publications by Marvel Comics. It was created by Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith and Stan Lee and first featured in Avengers #66 (July 1969).

Saturday, September 10, 2016


When Superman and Thanoseid were fighting, the other heroes remained still, not knowing what action to take against Broly. Broly, on his part, observed them keenly, as if sorting which one of them to fight first. The unfolding of events confused Optimus Prime for nothing had predicted the interference of Broly in that battle. He took the initiative in negotiating with the Decepticons and approaching Megatron, he tried to persuade him to join them fight Broly, the common foe.

Optimus Prime: “Megatron, it will be to no one’s benefit if Broly destroys Cybertron. Stop your operation and join us fight him together.”

Megatron: “For your information Optimus, Broly will only destroy you and your friends. When he disposes of Nootra, then I shall rule supreme over the galaxy.”

Optimus Prime: “Don’t you remember how we almost lost the city the last time he attacked us? When it comes to cases like this, everyone must set aside personal ambitions. You know very well that no one can control Broly. He won’t stop until he has wiped everybody out, including you.”

Megatron: “That’s your version of the story, which has nothing to do with what shall transpire. By the way, thanks for bringing your little Saiyan along. He only served in the advancement of my plan. I told you you were a Decepticon at heart Optimus.”

Optimus Prime: “Stop taking things lightly Megatron. This isn’t a game; it is Broly. Why do you behave as though you didn’t know the magnitude of the threat he poses? I make my offer again: join forces with the Autobots and let us stop him together.”

Megatron: “I’m disappointed you don’t know me so well as I thought you did Prime. I never ally with Autobots. Decepticons: retreat!”

Following Megatron’s orders, the Decepticons Astrotrain, Soundwave, Starscream, Rumble, Ravage and Laserbeak retreated and moved a little distance further away from the main battle site. They activated a dome, which rendered them invisible and watched from there to see what would happen with the coming of Broly. Magneto also retreated and only Nootra was left on the battlefield. The Autobots, X-Men and Saiyans stood their ground, all of them determined to stop Broly and eliminate the threat his presence posed to their world.

When Broly reached Agnam, his looks betrayed a sense of excitement at the fighting he would take part in. He laughed aloud for a good while before starting powering up. He soon transformed into the first level of Saiyan power transformation. When Broly put on Super Saiyan mode, his long black hair as well as his eyebrows turned golden. His black eyes took a greenish colour and an energy force field enveloped him.

Broly regained a calm posture after this first demonstration of power and fixed his eyes on the sky. Observing that he wore a faraway expression, Trunks asked Cyclops and Optimus Prime to let him attack him. Though they trusted the ability of his sword, they accepted only after the Saiyan promised them to take no risks. Trunks pulled out Tapion’s sword and rushing towards Broly, he used all his strength to bring it down on him. Not only was Broly not hurt, he also didn’t turn to see who struck him. Trunks continued striking him repeatedly but Tapion’s sword dealt Broly no scratch. It was like the energy field enveloping Broly rendered his body invulnerable to attacks. Seeing that his tactic wasn’t working, Trunks rested his sword in its sheath behind his back and transformed into Super Saiyan. Then he formed energy waves through his hands and threw them at Broly, who remained unmoved. It appeared he was pondering many things in his mind.

Then Broly caught sight of Son Goten on the shoulder of Ratchet. On seeing the son of Goku, Broly’s excitement resurfaced and the passivity he had shown towards the attacks of Trunks ceased. He instantly augmented in strength and discharged energy, which was felt until the next galaxy. This was the initiation of another power transformation. His golden hair was retained with a supplementary green tint but the pupils of Broly disappeared and his eyes turned all white. His height increased with the increment of his muscles and he was bigger, taller and appeared stronger than ever. The end of this metamorphosis was the manifestation of the Legendary Super Saiyan.

Wolverine rushed to pull Trunks out of Broly’s energy shield, which had taken a golden colour and had become destructive in nature. Broly continued emitting more energy, making that part of space quake with the sound of his defying laughter. This echoed in the hearts of the X-Men and Autobots and they feared for the forthcoming. Knowing the danger that was Broly and having witnessed the damage he caused before, they understood they were right there in a perilous state. They had to stop him before he produced a cataclysm.

Cyclops: “Prime, if you want my expertise, you’ve got it: Broly can only be eliminated by another Saiyan.”

Wolverine: “What are you talking about Summers? Goten and Trunks are kids; they’re no match for him. Even these giant robots are useless; a lot of height and metal for nothing. And this is the last time I see you two send a kid to fight a monster.”

Trunks: “It isn’t their fault Mr. Wolverine; I pressed them to let me go. I thought, since Broly seemed off his guard, I could have him with the sword of my friend Tapion, my lucky charm. They trusted me and had me covered all through.”

Jean Grey: “Logan, Scott is right about the Saiyan, but he didn’t mean the children as you certainly know. Superman can’t fight Broly and Cap can’t join us now that the city is under attack. Our only hope is the chosen Saiyan.”

Archangel: “And he’s the one Broly is looking for.”

Ratchet: “You’d better give him what he wants Prime.”

Ironhide: “Goku must be called back.”

Optimus Prime: “That’s the same thing I was thinking. Namek is billions of light years from here. The fifth galaxy can’t be reached through our devices, except after many hours. And we don’t have that much time. How can we inform him of the situation?”

Bluestreak: “There must be a way to bring him here as fast as possible.”

Storm: “Maybe Gohan can. He has a craft made by Bulma[2] of Capsule Corporation. It has just been invented and can be used in teleporting people to billions of light years in a short time.”

Ironhide: “Now if the kid has that tech, that’s good news for us. But who’s going to transmit him the information? We need everyone here to raise a joint attack against Broly now that he’s seriously waking up.”

Archangel: “I know who we can send to look for Gohan while we try to contain Broly: these two brave Earthlings.”

Cyclops: “Zachary, Ryan, are you ready to go on your first NSF mission?”

Zach: “We’re at your disposal Sir.”

Optimus Prime: “Go to Nootra, find Gohan and report the situation to him. (Thinking) ‘I wonder why he hasn’t joined us yet’. Tell him Goku and his companions must be fetched back immediately.”

Ryan: “You can count on us Optimus Prime.”

Storm: “If it’s difficult to find him on your own, get some help from the city. Don’t fear; NSF knows you’re working with us now.”

Jean Grey: “Children, I know you have potentials. You shall succeed.”

Zach: “Hey Al, make sure you watch over Noah.”

Cliffjumper: “Don’t worry about your friends pal. Prime charged me with their protection and I can’t fail him.”

Ryan: “Thanks Cliff. The Agape protects us all.”

Skyfire: “You said it kid. Now hurry to Gohan.”

Noah: “Be careful guys. I charge you to come back well.”

Alan: “Trust them Noah. They’ll succeed.”

Jazz: “I’ll teleport you to Mid Nootra and you can start the job once you’re there. Take this sack with you. You’ll find everything you need for the mission.”

Ironhide: “What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave.”

Wolverine: “Kids, go get the Saiyan fast while we buy you some time with these claws. Ironhide, we’re going to calm that big boy.”

Wolverine displayed his Adamantium[3] claws and his fellow X-Men, Autobots and Trunks joined him, and they attacked Broly together. Fighting in space continued after Ryan and Zach were teleported to Nootra. Finding Son Gohan was no easy task. The two Earthlings didn’t know where to begin since Nootra was a whole planet. So they took Storm’s advice and went to look for help. Going over Nootra Inter-Galactic Stadium, they found it full of spectators. An important match was taking place. Zach and Ryan made for it, hoping to find friends to help them in their mission.

[2] Bulma appears in DBZ. Capsule Corporation is a structure in DBZ.

[3] Adamantium is a hard metal used in publications by Marvel Comics. It was created by Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith and Stan Lee and first featured in Avengers #66 (July 1969).