An RF Production
A Christopher Blair Film
Director of Photography
Captain N: The Game Master
Earth. Our reality is one in which mutiple universes are seen as fantasy. One such fantasy was Captain N:The Game Master. It is the year 1998, and Captain N is being restarted by fans. Two examples are Mark Moore, the owner of the Unoffical Captain N Home Page, and Chris Blair, owner of Game World, a site devoted to bringing back the 1989 movie, "The Game Master". But what happens when realities collide? Someone is bound to take advantage of the villains in one universe to rule the planet on which he lives. That person became known only as the Commandant, and for almost a year, he has ruled Earth with an iron fist. When Earth first fell throught the dimensional rip, almost 9/10 of the planet's population lost their memories of life in our universe. The rest were erased by the Commandant and Mother Brain, done so that no one would know that they belonged in another realm. The tale begins in the tenth month of the Commandant's rule. He has only recently heard that there is a prophecy of his downfall, and where it is rumored to be located.
Chris Blair, sixteen years old, and an avid game player, plugged his N64 into an outlet and inserted Zelda 64. He started the game, ignoring a strange code that quickly ran across the screen everytime he turned that game on. He knew that the Commandant was searching for some kind of message that was supposed to be stored in a game or such, but felt that it couldn't possibly involve him. After all, he was just a teenage Terran, who, like the rest of Earth's remaining population, had no defined memories of their lives before the Commandant took over. Yet, in his dreams, he would see things, and people, that he didn't know. It was as if he had once been someone else, with memories long past. He considered himself lucky that he was on Earth. The rest of VideoLand had not been so lucky. Mother Brain ruled the universe, aided by the Commandant in exchange for the rule of Earth. Most of VideoLand was in ruin, the central world itself, and the Palace of Power, deemed forbidden to be even studied from a distance. No one knew why, but some people, including Chris, suspected that it had to do with Captain N, whom had not been seen since Mother Brain had taken over. Captain N, after all, had been the one who defeated Mother Brain in 1990. But this, Chris only knew from history books and word of mouth. Chris started his game, and chose the most advanced file, which was near the end of the game. As he started, several of the Commandant's soldiers walked by, and noticed the strange code that flashed every few minutes. "Hey, Marks, look at that." One of them said to the other, and they walked up to the door of Chris' house. His guardian, Melissa Collins, who had taken care of Chris since the beginning of the Commandant's rule when his parents died, opened the door, and was shocked. "Um, what seems to be the prob...." The head soldier pushed her out of the way and walked into the room where Chris was playing his game. Chris looked up, and almost screamed. The soldier merely pushed the boy out of the way, and looked at the screen, seeing the same code flash by again. "Get an analyst. I want this code checked."
Chris couldn't believe what was happening. An entire analyzing team had scanned the code that kept appearing, and had finally made a printout of what it was. A full page of text, and Chris managed to read it as the soldiers and analysts talked with each other, and asked Melissa questions. What he saw, in a way, horrified him.
"In the year of Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Eight, A world known as Terra shall be brought into VideoLand from another realm, and a man of dark heart shall take control of this world with the aid of VideoLand's evil. He shall control the weapons and forces of Terra, and aid Darkness in conquering VideoLand. "In the Tenth month of his rule, a threat to his power shall arise. A child who will regain his past, and become the greatest hero in both realms. With a Glove of Power, and a mighty team, the Hero will restore peace, and return Terra to it's rightful place. "He is Captain N, The Game Master. "
Chris couldn't believe it. "Oh god, no, please no..." He ran off, the paper in his hands, and the soldiers gave chase. Chris ran into the city's bustling plaza, and managed to escape the soldiers, but not the eyes of one tall individual. He grabbed Chris, and covered his mouth, dragging him into an alley. "Me amigo, if you wish to escape from the Commandant, be quiet and follow me." Chris looked at the person. "Who are you?" "I am Carlmaximus, a resident of Mount Icarus," the man replied. Chris suddenly felt something form in his mind, an image, like in his dreams. "Carlson!" "You are?" Chris shook his head, and sighed. "Chris Blair. You don't look Icarian." "That is because I am human, like you. Come with me, and wear this cloak. The soldiers are bound to be looking for you now." Carlmaximus held out a shabby cloak, and Chris covered his face in it. They walked through the city and arrive at the Warp transits. "Hold it. State your name, home world, and destination." "I am Carlmaximus, I'm from Mount Icarus, and that is our destination." The guard pointed at Chris. "Him." Carlmaximus shook his head. "He is a leper, and is mute. I don't think you want him to lift that hood of his." As if on cue, Chris started coughing sickly, and the guard let them pass. Carlmaximus lead Chris to the Mount Icarus warp, and they left Earth.
The Commandant was not please by what had happened. "So, you found the Prophecy, and you let the owner of the game get away?" "We're sorry Commandant, but we lost him in the plaza of the city." The man sighed. "No matter, we still know the legend, and it will be false. What did the Prophecy say, anyway?" The soldier handed the Commandant a printout, and the man read the paper. "'In the year of Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Eight, A world known as Terra shall be brought into VideoLand from another realm, and a man of dark heart shall take control of this world with the aid of VideoLand's evil. He shall control the weapons and forces of Terra, and aid Darkness in conquering VideoLand. "'In the Tenth month of his rule, a threat to his power shall arise. A child who will regain his past, and become the greatest hero in both realms. With a Glove of Power, and a mighty team, the Hero will restore peace, and return Terra to it's rightful place. "'He is Captain N, The Game Master.'" The Commandant snarled as he crumbled the paper. "That boy knows something. No one on this planet, but me, is supposed to remember life before my rule!!" He turned to the soldiers, and growled. "Find that boy, or find your peace with your maker." "Yes Commandant!!"
Chris looked around as he and Carlmaximus exited the warp, and they made their way through the crowds. "I know someone who can help you, he is a supporter of the Underground. Come." Chris followed Carlmaximus to a large building, and saw several people gathered at a large throne. Carlmaximus smiled. "Swinfordicus!" Chris suddenly felt the same feeling he did early, this time, it was more defined than the last. "Swinford, take a look at this...." The people moved out of the way, and Chris saw a man in total black, wearing a pair of blue lens sunglasses, sitting on the throne. "Who calls the great Swinfordicus?!" "It is I, Fresno Bob!" Swinfordicus smiled, and got down from the throne, walking to meet the arrivals. "Carlmaximus, my man. What news do you bring me?" Carlmaximus sighed. "This person is in need of help. The Commandant is after his ass because some weird message was found in his Zelda 64 game." Swinfordicus looked at Chris with an amused look. "So, how can I help you, my good man?" Chris sighed, and he handed Swinfordicus the printout of the Prophecy. "Read this, and you'll understand." Swinfordicus read the paper, and stared at Chris. "This was in your game?" Chris nodded, and Swinfordicus smiled. "Dude, this is it! Carlmaximus, we must hurry and show this to his Nship. And bring the kid!" Chris looked at Swinfordicus as Carlmaximus dragged him along. "Who you calling kid?!" Swinfordicus smiled at Chris. "Sorry my man, but when you live on a world where almost everyone else is half your size, it becomes a habit. I didn't catch your name." "Chris Blair, but where are we going?" Carlmaximus smiled. "To see his Mastership, the Great N." "N? You mean... HIM?!!" Swinfordicus nodded as he lead them to a warp. "Exactamundo, my good friend. Take off that cloak, it's stinking the place up." Chris did so, and Carlmaximus stared at his right arm. There, strapped on Chris' arm, was a Nintendo Power Glove. "Dude, where did you get that baby?" Chris looked at the device. "Been there as far back as I can remember. I always wear it." Swinfordicus looked at the Glove, and whistled. "Dude, this is too good." He activated the warp, and smiled. "Everyone in."
Deep in Metroid, Mother Brain was just hearing about this new Prophecy, and doesn't like it. "Damnit!! This is definitly not good!!" The Commandant nodded and looked at another screen. "If this legend is true, then who ever this, new Captain N is, will be able to restore Earth's memories." Mother Brain nodded, and a new concern was made. "What if this brat goes to the Palace of Power?" "Don't worry. No one would even dare to try that," the Commandant replied, and he turned off the screen. "Double the patrols around the central world."
The trio exited the warp, and Chris was shocked by the site. The Palace of Power was only half there; part of the once beautiful structure had been blasted apart when Mother Brain took over. "My god." "A god had nothing to do with this." Carlmaximus remarked, and Swinfordicus led them into the Palace. "N man! You here?!" Chris looked around, and froze as a Zapper swung out and leveled off at his head. "Who are you?" Swinfordicus ran over to Chris and pushed the Zapper away. "My man, he's with us. Just calm down." The man lowered his weapon, and sighed. "Sorry Swinfordicus. Just that most visitors aren't very friendly." Chris looked at the man, and gasped. "You're him, aren't you? You're Captain N." The man smiled, and looked away. "I was, at one time. That was before that bastard the Commandant freed Mother Brain, and help her conquer VideoLand. They killed Simon, Kid Icarus, and Lana. Then they destroyed the Palace. I got lucky." "You were close to her. Princess Lana that is," Chris remarked, and Captain N nodded. "Very close. When she died...." Chris sighed. "Sorry I mentioned it." Swinfordicus nodded. "Mother Brain screwed up a lot of lives, including Dr. Light's. The guy almost lost it after MegaMan, ProtoMan, and MegaGirl were destroyed. Spent his last days building MegaMan X. Wily lost everything he had, and spent the end of his life building some new bot, programmed it to help Dr. Light." Carlmaximus shook his head. "The best part is, X turned out to be the dope, bomb-ass, mother fucking, hellified shit. Kicked some major ass before going underground, along with Zero." Captain N sighed. "The entire N-Team died, except for me. GameBoy was destroyed, and King Charles, is still in the Mirror World. I keep trying to figure out why I was left alive. Not even Link and Zelda are alive. Mother Brain and Gannon made sure of that." Chris looked at the Glove on his arm, and thought. "Your Power Pad and Zapper, how did they get turned into weapons?" Captain N smiled. "The Ultimate Warp Zone changed them, so I would have something to use. Why?" Chris raised his arm, and showed the man his Power Glove. "Would a trans-dimensional warp do the same thing to this?" Captain N looked at the Glove, and smiled. "Aim it at that wall, and squeeze your hand into a fist." Chris aimed the Glove, squeezed his fist, and a twin laser blast shot out, two blazing white beams hitting a wall. Swinfordicus and Carlmaximus were stunned, Chris was amazed. Captain N just smiled. Chris then remembered why they were there. "I almost forgot. This is why the Commandant is after me." He pulled out the printout and handed it to Captain N. The man read the paper, and was amazed. "A Glove of Power," he said, glancing at the Power Glove on Chris' arm. "Regain his past. He is Captain N, The Game Master." Captain N couldn't believe it. "A new Captain N." "Captain, what does it mean?" "Call me Kevin. I'm not Captain N anymore." Kevin replied. "And what it means, is that there's going to be a new Captain N, a new Game Master." Swinfordicus smiled. "Dude, Blair. A Glove of Power." Chris got the idea, and nodded. "A Power Glove. Regaining his past.... Those dreams! They have something to do with the past, before the Commandant took over Earth!" Kevin sighed as he looked at a giant golden fist that sat on a pedestal. "You're missing something though. A mighty team." Carlmaximus nodded. "Of course, you realize who would be the perfect team." Swinfordicus nodded his head rapidly. "Dude, I like your thinking. MegaMan X and Zero." Chris smiled at the two. "And you, being a person with connections to the Underground." Kevin smiled at the three. "Chris, come with me." He lead Chris to a room, and opened a chest. "I never thought that I would ever pull this out again, but you'll need it." Kevin pulled out a red and white jacket that had a yellow N stitched on the left side. It had some dust on it, but Kevin got it off with a quick slap. "Here." Chris shook his head, not willing to take what was considered part of the Captain N myth. Kevin sighed and shoved it into Chris' arms. "Take it, it's yours now. After all, you're the new Captain N." Chris looked at the jacket, and smiled. "Me, Captain N? Dude, this is too much." He looked back at his companions, and smiled. "Hell yeah." He put the jacket on, and it seemed to mold itself to fit him. Kevin looked back and activated a computer. "There's someone else who might be able to help you. Princess Alisa, she lives on Final Fantasy. Expert fighter, for a princess that is." Chris nodded, and turned to Swinfordicus and Carlmaximus. "You guys need weapons. Swinfordicus, find a Super Scope, or a Menacer. Carlmaximus, get a couple Sega Light Guns." The two nodded, and they searched through the Palace's armory, finding their new weapons. Swinfordicus had grabbed a Super Scope and a SNES Power Pad. Carlmaximus was wearing a power belt with two Light Guns connected to it, a holster on each side. Carlmaximus smiled. "I pity the fool I go Lara Croft on." Swinfordicus nodded rapidly. "Dude, I pity the fool who gets in the way of you while you're going Lara Croft on someone." Chris looked at them, and frowned. "Swinfordicus, get X and Zero, we need their help. Carlmaximus, you come with me. We're going to pay the Count a little visit." Carlmaximus smiled widely. "I like the sound of that." He drew his Light Guns and twirled them around. "Look out assholes! Here come Fresno Bob!!"
Deep in CastleVania, the Count was recieving the news of the Prophecy. "Do not worry, Commandant. No mere mortal shall battle my armies and win." "Good, because I've got a stake with your name on it if this new Captain N does." The Count gulped at this, and nodded. "Don't worry about a thing." A zombie ran over to the Count as the vampire shut off the screen. "Count, there is someone here to see you, says it's business." The Count nodded, and told the zombie to let the visitors in. Two cloaked humans walked up to the Count, and the vampire smiled. "What can I do for you gentlemen?" One of them looked at the Count's pale white face. "First of all, if you value your life, I suggest that you make a run for it." This amused the Count. "Whatever for?" The taller man nodded, and smiled. "In that case, feel the wrath of Fresno Bob!!" The man pulled out twin Light Guns, and started firing on the Count's servents. "I turn you into Lara Croft shooting gallery!!" The Count, having transformed into mist, evaded the shots, and came face to face with the other visitor. "Don't even think about it." The smaller person pulled back his hood, revealing himself to be none other than Chris Blair, Captain N! Chris smiled at the Count. "You're the Devil, aren't you?" The Count snorted. "I'm no devil." "Oh come on. You're the devil." The Count's eyes lit up, and he threw back his cloak. "You messed with the wrong vampire, boy!" Chris took a stance, readying himself for battle. "And you just messed with Captain N!" The Count snarled, and flashed his sharp fangs. "I GIVE YOU VAMPIRIC NECK BITIE!!!!" Chris aimed his Glove and fired. "Hell no!!!" The blast struck the Count, and the vampire collapsed to the ground. "Like I said, you just messed with Captain N." The Count looked up at Chris, then dropped, dead and lifeless. Carlmaximus looked at the dissolving pile of flesh, and smiled. "Whoa. You really get into this job." Chris nodded as he looked around. "Visit exotic lands, meet strange new people, and blow the hell out of the natives. God I love this job!" He swiftly fired a blast, incinerating a zombie. "Let's go, we've got more ass to fry." "This is my kind of Captain N." Carlmaximus remarked as they left CastleVania.
Swinfordicus, on the other hand, was not have such trouble. He had already met up with the leader of the Underground section in which MegaMan X and Zero hid out in. "Yo, X! Zero!" X looked up and smiled. "Swinfordicus. Good to see you man." Zero nodded as he put down a kind of palm top computer. "Swinfordicus, been too long." Swinfordicus had a huge grin on his face. "Swins, what's with you?" X asked. "Dude, how would you like to get in on the Commandant's downfall and asskicking?" Zero smiled, and X nodded. "Hell yeah. What's the plan?" Swinfordicus showed them the printout, and Zero looked at the human. "A new Captain N? Dude, are you serious?" Swinfordicus nodded. "Carlmaximus is with the guy right now in CastleVania, beating the shit out of the Count. Dudes, we are on a roll!" X and Zero grinned. "We're in. Any chance to kick the Commandant's ass is a good one."
Chris and Carlmaximus arrived back at the Palace just as Swinfordicus, X and Zero did. "Dudes, how did it go?" Carlmaximus gave a sadistic grin. "The Count is dead, and the kid is one hell of a Captain N." Chris smiled as Swinfordicus grinned. "Chris, my man. This is MegaMan X and Zero. Guys, this is Chris Blair, Captain N." X smiled at the teenager. "I can see that the powers that be made a good choice." Zero looked at Swinfordicus. "Swins, what about Keene, the old Captain N?" "Still at the Palace." Carlmaximus replied. "He's waiting for us here. Chris was about to head to Final Fantasy and find Princess Alisa." X looked at Chris, and smiled. "Ah, so Keene told you about Miss Jugsy." "Who?" Swinfordicus smiled. "Jugsy, that's the, uh, nickname people have for Alisa. I don't need to explain, you'll figure it out when you meet her." Chris nodded. "Ah. Let's go." Carlmaximus shook his head. "Who said anything about we? I said that you are going to Final Fantasy and get the Princess to join, not we are going." Chris looked at the others. "Why just me?" Swinforicus smiled at Carlmaximus. "Trust me dude, you want to go alone." Chris shrugged and walked out of the chamber and into the Final Fantasy Warp. Kevin sighed as he walked out to join the others. "I hope this doesn't blow up in our faces." Swinfordicus nodded. "If the Prophecy says he's Captain N, then he's Captain N."
Chris exited the Warp and saw towns on fire, smoke filling the air. "Damn, what happened?" He then felt something in his mind. "Come on, got to beat Astros." "Astros." He procceeded into the village and saw several monsters destroying the town. "Hey! Back off!" One of the creatures turned to face Chris, and snarled. "Kill him." Chris quickly entered a program into his Glove, hit the A button, and went soaring over the monsters' heads. "Nice try." He aimed the Glove, and fired, vaporizing the monsters. "That was too easy." Chris continued into the village, and saw people racing out of the town. He grabbed a man by the shoulder. "Where can I find Princess Alisa?" "Alisa? Astros has her. Now out of my way!" Chris shrugged, and headed for the castle nearby. "Astros." He ran up to the gates, blasting any monsters that stood in his way. Finally, he reached the throne room, and literally kick down the doors. "Where's Alisa!" A evil looking man smiled at him. "And who want's to know?" "Captain N." This got the man's attention. "Captain N?! Impossible!! Captain N is dead!" Chris smiled at the man. "I'm the new Captain N, or haven't you heard? There's a new N in town." The man snarled, and suddenly transformed into a demonistic creature. "You just crossed paths with the mighty Astros!!!" Chris took up a stance, and fired at Astros, burning the demon's skin. Astros screamed in pain, and returned the blast, Chris dodging it with a press of the crosspad on his Glove. "Now, about Alisa!" Chris yelled, only to dodge another blast. He took aim at Astros' head, and fired, striking the demon right between the eyes. "AAAHHHH!!!!!" Astros collapsed to his knees, and his body blasted apart. Chris looked behind the throne, and found a trap door. "Guess who's underneath." He lifted the door, and saw a teenage girl, about his age, look up at him. Chris couldn't help but stare at her. Oh man! I'm glad the others didn't come! She's hotter than lava! He reached down to help her out, but the girl pushed his hand away and climbed out on her own. "You're welcome," Chris commented sacastically, and the girl looked at him again. "Who are you?" "Captain N," Chris replied, knowing that the girl wouldn't believe him. "You look older in the pictures, and different," dhe replied. "I'm Alisa." Chris looked her over, figuring out why people gave her the nickname X had mentioned earlier. "Man, he wasn't kidding." "Who wasn't kidding?" Alisa snapped. Chris smiled. "MegaMan X. He told me that people call you Miss Jugsy." Alisa groaned at the name. "Yeah, and I know why too. So what, you think they're too big?" Chris shook his head. "No, I mean, they're perfect...I mean..." Nice going kid, Great first impression. Alisa smiled at him, seeing his face turn red with embarrassment. "You're different. Most teenage guys I've met would try to get me right then and there, like they get anywhere. You, you've got a kind of, I don't know, innocence. You're not, like the others, I like that." Chris turned away, trying to hide his blushing. Dude, this is getting out of my league. "We should get going, the others are waiting at the Palace of Power, or what's left of it." They walked out to the warp and went in.
"Damnit! Leave the Palace for two minutes, and something goes wrong!!" Chris and Alisa exited just as X and Zero were pacing around. "What happened?" Kevin sighed. "The Commandant's forces came and took the Ultimate Warp Zone. I don't know why, with the Sun Stone gone, there's nothing that can power it." Swinfordicus smiled at the two arrivals. "Hey Chris, how far did you get with her?" Chris turned away, his face flushing red again, and Alisa winked at him. "Your friend was unbelievable." Swinfordicus and Carlmaximus just stared at the two. "Dude, you lucky bastard!" "Even Fresno Bob must bow down to this acomplishment. Cap, I salute you!!" Chris managed to force down the red, and turned back to face the others, leaning towards Alisa. "Thanks." Alisa smiled at him, suggesting that her fib might become a reality. Oh boy, I'm getting in too deep. Kevin smiled. "What I suggest, is that you find a name for the new team." Chris shrugged. "Why change the name? N-Team was a good name to begin with." "Of course, people will probably call us something like, 'the Neo N-Team'." Swinfordicus remarked. "Sounds good to me." Zero added. "Technically, Chris is Captain N Neo." "Captain N Neo." Chris pondered on the name. "It has a ring to it." Kevin smiled at the band. "Then it's settled." Chris nodded, and held out his hand. "The Neo N-Team." MegaMan X smiled as he placed his hand in the ring. "Neo N." Zero followed in suit. "What do we have to lose?" Swinfordicus and Carlmaximus held their hands into the circle as well. "Ready and willing." "Hell yeah." Alisa placed her hand on top of Chris', much to his surprise. "Let's kick some ass." Kevin joined them, and smiled at them all. "The N-Team is back."
After that day, the Commandant's forces slowly, but surely fell. The Neo N-Team rallied the oppressed people of VideoLand, resurrecting the people's will to fight back against evil. Allies, old and new, formed a new alliance, with Alisa as the royal overseer, and Chris as head of the militant forces. Kevin became their mentor, guiding both Chris and Alisa into their roles. MegaMan X and Zero reformed the Maverick Hunters, and drove out Sigma, destroying him with Chris' help. Swinfordicus and Carlmaximus rallied troops on Mount Icarus, outnumbering Medusa's army. With a swift blow, Chris lead the Icarian army against Medusa, destroying her army, and blasting her into matter. With each passing day, the Commandant's forces shrank while the Alliance of VideoLand grew in strength, just as Chris' memories continued returning to him. The Neo N-Team became the symbol of VideoLand's freedom, and Chris, who became known to the people as Captain N Neo, was the subject of talk throught the universe. The vast majority speculated on where he was from, who he was, since few people outside the Prime Council actually knew his name and his face, which is exactly how they wanted it. As long as the Commandant didn't know the face and real name of Captain N, the safer Chris swould be. The Commandant's allies, or what allies were left, were a different story. All too commenly, they faced Captain N himself, and every one of them fell to him and the N-Team. Despite his numerous victories, Chris was still learning the extent of his powers. With time and training, he gradually mastered his Power Glove, knowing what each program did. Along with his new power and knowledge came a great responsibility, and Chris knew it. In the many months that followed, Chris and Alisa, not surprisingly, grew closer and closer. Kevin was reminded of the days when Lana and the others were still alive, and the days that followed Mother Brain's defeat, the days when he and Lana were so close together, they had almost been married. That day, however, never came, all because of the Commandant. It pained him to watch Chris and Alisa follow in their footsteps, hoping that they would never be seperated in such a painful way. Leading his team against the Commandant's forces, Chris saved his friends more times then even he could count. In fact, the people who remembered the days of the original N-Team were saying that the new Captain N was even stronger and better trained than the first. Chris, however, didn't let this go to his head. He knew that it was true in a sense, but it was because he had been trained by the original Captain N, and had learned how to better control his powers. All this was beginning to worry the Commandant. He knew what would happen if Captain N faced him, and he had nothing to fight back with.
"Damnit all!! It's been seven months, and that, brat is destroying my army! Medusa and Sigma are gone, Gannon's holed up in Hyrule, and Mother Brain won't respond to me! UURRRR!!!!" The Commandant's adviser sighed as he cautiously walked up to his master. "My lord, we have managed to locate Metroid, and have estabilished contact with Mother Brain, if you wish to speak with her." The Commandant nodded, and looked at the screen as Mother Brain appeared. "It's about time." "What do you mean?! I'm the one trying to stay ahead of this kid every single freakin' minute!! Commandant, if you can't get a hold on this, I won't be around to help you once Captain N makes it to your base!!" The Commandant was furious at the remark. "Don't call him Captain N!!! That's not who he is!! This kid is a fantasizing wann'a be!! The is only one Game Master, and that is me!!" Mother Brain snorted. "Say that all you want, but remember this!! As long as this guy says he's Captain N, the people will follow him against us!!" With that, Mother Brain ended the transmission. The Commandant snarled at the blank screen. "No one is Captain N, but me!!"
Chris and the N-Team manuvered into position, an squadron of Ar-Wings behind them. "Alright guy, time to take this asteroid out. Wing leaders, report in." "Eagle 1, reporting in." "Knight 1, reporting in." "Fox 1, ready to kick ass," came the voice of Fox McCloud, one of Chris' close friends. Chris smiled at the remark. "All fighters, lock on target, and prepare to break formation on my command." Fox smiled, then gasped as multiple signals appeared. "Cap, we've got bogies heading in fast!! Pirate ships, hundreds of them!!" Chris snarled as he saw the fighters. "All fighters, break and attack!! X, Zero, stay on my wing. StarFox, you're with me. Let's go!!" The Commandant smiled as he watched the battle. "Delta team, mission status." "Objective Red secured sir. We're on our way back now." The Commandant smiled evilly, and turned away to leave the room.
Chris smiled as another Pirate fighter novaed in his sights, them suddenly realized something. The fighters weren't fighting back very hard. "Oh, shit!!" he opened the com and almost paniced. "X, Zero, cease fire! Those fighters aren't here to destroy us! They're here to distract us!" He quickly disengaged and banked to join his friends. "Fox, disengage your targets, these guys are just here to keep us busy!" "Cap, what's wrong?" came Zero's voice. "I'm in the middle of pumpling these freaks, and..." "Forget about them Zero, they're only here to keep us busy while something is going on." Chris replied. But what? That's what confused Chris. Why would Pirates willingly get themselves killed, unless.... Suddenly, it hit him. "The Palace, the Commandant sent a strike force into the Palace..." The horror of what was happening came to him. "Kevin!" X and Zero got the idea, and they formed on Chris' wing. "Fox, we've got trouble back at the Palace. Try and force Metroid to follow us." "You got it Zero."
The strike team walked into the Commandant's chamber, dumping their prize to the floor. "Well, well, well. If it isn't the great and powerful Captain N?" the Commandant remarked, then laughed. "I can't see how you managed to defeat Mother Brain, let alone save Princess Lana. Oops, my mistake. You failed in that." Kevin Keene ran at the mad man before him, only to be electro-shocked by a forcefield. "No no no. Don't want to hurt yourself. I've got big plans for you, Keene." "The name is Kevin Keene, formerly known as Captain N, the Game Master." The Commandant smiled, and snapped his fingers. The strike team leader handed him Kevin's belt, the Power Pad and Zapper fully charged. "Former is right. Now, I hold that title." He picked up a red jacket, and smiled. "Soon, everything shall been according to my design."
Chris ran throught the Palace's halls, racing to the throne room. "Kevin!!" Fear gripped his heart. He knew that there was no chance Kevin was still there, that's why the Priates had kept them busy; to give the strike team enough time to capture Kevin. He ran into the communications room, and saw the transmission indicator flashing. He activated the screen, and snarled, quickly covering his eyes with a visor. "What do you want?" The image seemed to smile at him, but Chris couldn't tell; the face was blocked by a scrambler, and the voice was warped. "So, you're the so called, 'Game Master.'" "That's Captain N, Commandant. Where's Kevin?" "You're smart, I'll give you that. I'll make you a deal. You want to see Keene alive again, come to my base and surrender. I'm sending you the coordinates now." The image vanished, leaving Chris with a disturbing sense of deja vu. "There's something familer about all this, almost as if it's a story I once read." He shrugged it off, and saw the others standing in the doorway. "We can't do it kid." Chris sighed to the Team. "We can't let Kevin die. He helped us become the team that we are. Guys, we have to save him." "And we will." X replied. "We just have to figure out what to do." Chris sighed, then smiled. "Let's fake him out. It worked for Kevin and Link when King Hippo and Eggplant Wizard got two of the Triforces." X and Zero were amazed. "How did you know that? Only the N-Team and Dr. Light knew what happened." Chris was surprised, that he had known that piece of information. "It's my memories. I get bits and pieces at times when I don't expect them." Alisa smiled. "It would work though. And the Commandant's never seen your face, so we have that advantage." "He won't be expecting a kid." Swinfordicus replied. "Dude, I like it. There is definitly more to you than your...." He stopped as he saw the unamused looks on Chris and Alisa's faces. "Uh, never mind." Chris nodded. "Yeah."
The Commandant smiled as he watched Kevin's torture. "This is too good. I've finally won over that pitiful Alliance." A soldier walked up and bowed. "Commandant, Captain N and the Neo N-Team are here." The Commandant almost jumped up to blast the soldier, but managed to resist the urge. "Send them in." Chris and his team walked into the chamber, and Chris had to restrain himself from blasting the Commandant's guards. "Commandant, I am Captain N." The Commandant laughed loudly, and the throne in which he was sitting slowly turned around to reveal the Commandant's face, which was none other than.... YOU!!!!! "Mark Moore!!!" The Commandant jumped out of his throne, no longer laughing. "What did you call me?!" The name shocked him, he hadn't expected it. Chris stared at the man in horror. "Gods, it all makes sense." The final memories fell into place, and Chris knew what had happened. "The knowledge of this universe's evils, the knowledge of the video worlds, it all makes sense." The Commandant stared at Chris, unable to understand how this child knew this. Chris merely shook his head in disbelief. "That's why your transmission felt familer. It was almost an exact reenactment of Mr. X's transmission to the N-Team in 'Apocalypse.'" "How do you..." The Commandant was at a loss. No one was supposed to remember the past. "Who are you?!" Chris snarled, disgusted by what the man had done. "You may not remember me, but I remember you, Mark Moore. You were the owner of the Unoffical Captain N Homepage. You wrote fanfictions based on a Saturday morning cartoon from the early '90s called Captain N:The Game Master. But you had a problem. Your stories were contrdicting, rewriting, and changing the show's characters. Now, it all makes sense." The Commandant, or rather, Mark Moore, couldn't believe that this teenager knew this. "Who are you?" Chris stared at Moore with resentful eyes. "I am Captain N, the Game Master." Moore almost laughed again. "In your dreams. There is only one Captain N, and that's me." He smiled, and pulled off his cloak, revealing Chris' Northridge jacket, Kevin's Power Pad and Zapper on Moore's waist. "I have the Power Pad and Zapper, and the Jacket, that makes me, Captain N."