The Unknowns: Professional Superhero Outcasts Chapter 3

Author’s Note: My apologies for the shorter length of this chapter. I wanted this to be a lead-in to a much larger chapter, which will be chapter 5. In fact, Chapter 4 will be rather large itself! My goal right now is to expand this series into something grand, something that’ll be my magnum opus in time.

My goal with this isn’t to create just another superheroes, I want to make something that tops modern superhero films and comics. With that being said, I hope you enjoy this mini-chapter! It’s gonna get crazy from here on out, so I hope you enjoy!

Chapter 3: The Monkey’s a Joke Part 2

Sean continued to chase after the dragon, who flew faster and faster. The monkey followed him into the forest, which happened to work in his favor. Being a simian, Sean was able to effortlessly scale the trees with his hands and hand-feet. He leaped from tree to tree in a desperate attempt to keep up with the dragon, but it was all in vain. The dragon was too fast for Sean, causing the simian to fall behind the giant scaly beast.

It didn’t help that Dyna-Charge’s forest was insanely large. The forest was easily half the size of the town and housed a ton of trees! It would take Sean a lot of time to track down the dragon, despite its larger size. The monkey continued to leap from tree to tree, desperately trying to find the dragon. As the simian jumped through the trees, he heard the sounds of people talking.

He made his way over to a tree that was just above the area where the voices were coming from. Hiding among the leaves, he popped his hairy monkey head out and peered downwards. What he saw were two men, dressed in strange uniforms. They wore battle armor that was colored red-and-white, which were the same colors as the Canadian flag.

Both men seemed to be rather stocky and they wore large helmets that kept their faces hidden from view. The two appeared to be impatiently waiting for something, which made Sean morbidly curious. Sean stealthily leaped to the tree closest to them in order to hear what they were saying. “This mission is lame.” Said the suited man on the left as he turned to the man on the right.

“Hey, the higher-ups needed to “test” out this dragon. After all, this is high quality “merchandise” we’re peddling! Regardless, keep your eyes peeled. We have to make sure no superheroes make it into the forest, since they would most likely interfere with the test.” Stated the henchmen on the right.

Sean wasn’t sure what this talk of “testing the merchandise” was about, but he didn’t like it! These guys appeared to be in league with the dragon, which deepened the mystery even more. Sean decided to keep an eye on these two henchmen and find out what they were planning.

However, fate had something different in store. As Sean watched the two henchmen, he heard the sound of what sounded like jet-boots. He looked up and saw a metallic man descending from the sky. The robot had a metal chassis that was colored white from head-to-toe, with blue stripes of paint acting as accents for the robot’s paint-job. The robot’s face has a yellow visor atop it that lit up as soon as the machine touched down.

The robot looked over the pair of soldiers and proceeded to cross his metallic arms. “You guy responsible for that dragon?” Asked the robot in a stern and authoritative voice. “None of your business!” Shouted the soldier on the left, while reaching towards a gun fastened to his belt. Before the man could grab it, the robot raised his left arm upwards. He stretched out his fingers and then let out a loud “BEEP” sound, before detaching his own hand! A thrust engine extended outwardly from the back of the robot’s detached metal hand. Using this thrust engine, the hand sailed through the air and towards its target.

The hand flew towards the thug like a rocket, before grabbing the gun from the man’s holster. With gun in hand, the rocket-fist flew back towards the robot’s arm and reattached itself, making it whole once more. The robot gripped the gun in both hands and applied pressure to it, right before quickly snapping it in half.

The machine threw the two broken pieces of the gun to the ground and turned to look back at the two henchmen. “So, ready to talk now?” Asked the machine as the two henchmen turned to look at each other. “Wow, you’re rather lackluster at intimidation if the best you can come up with is snapping my gun! Let me show you how it’s done.” Stated the man on the right, who proceeded to whistle.

Over the horizon came marching an entire army of armed soldiers, wearing the exact same outfits as the two grunts. The robot knocked the two henchmen out with a single punch each, right before turning his attention to the army approaching him. “This may take a while…” Said the robot as he watched the army of goons march towards him. Sean saw that the army outnumbered the robot and decided to finally take action.

Sean leaped from the tree and landed right beside the metal-man. “A monkey-man?” Asked the metallic creature. “Correction: I’m a talking monkey-man! Now, ready to bust some heads?” Asked Sean as he turned to face the robot. “I don’t even know you, yet you’re willing to fight off an entire army of mooks with me?”  Sean responded to the robot’s query with a quick head-nod.

“Of course! You see…” The monkey then reached into his fur and took out what appeared to be a small red toothpick. He spun the toothpick around using his fingers, which caused it to expand and elongate. Within seconds, the red toothpick had turned into a red-colored staff! Gripping the staff with both hands, the monkey took on a combat stance.

“…If there’s something I hate, it’s uneven odds! So, I decided to balance it out!” Exclaimed the simian as he stood beside the metal-man. “Well, I can’t say I’m opposed to some assistance. I’d ask who you are, but we’ll save introductions for after we mop up these losers!” Shouted the robot as he raised both his arms at once.

“Right you are, my metallic compatriot! Now…” The monkey began to say as the pair charged towards the army of goons. “…IT’S TIME FOR SOME FUN!” Shouted Sean as he prepared to take a swing at soldiers with his staff. The battle between the two strange heroes and the army of even stranger henchmen began, while an even greater battle was about to take place.