FINAL STORY CHAPTER 6~ NIGHTMARE BECOMES REALITY
CANTERLOT ZONE ACT 3
~Siege Of Valor
The heroes charge forth into the castle while Luna directs one team of the Royal Guards to the higher area of the castle and Shining Armor leading the others to clear a path for the heroes. They notice something strange about the castle's layout while going through it.
Twilight: Wait! I've been through these walls all my childhood! I would know every turn like the back of my hoof! Why is everything so twisted?!
Sonic: I know Eggman way too well. He loves to twist everything up in more ways than one!
Twilight remembers running through distorted walls in her dream as she continues forward. She gets a bit nervous as they get closer and closer to the throne room. However, one thing for her to remember about her dream versus now, she didn't have her friends with her in the dream, but she does now! Enemies as machines try to attack, but are intercepted by Royal Guards in the immediate area. One shouts: "KEEP MOVING!!!" and they continue on, but not before helping him out!
Twilight: We're not leaving you behind! *Fires at the machine and destroys it* C'mon!
Guard: Thank you! But don't stop for us! Don't lose your pace! Keep going! You're almost there!
Sonic: Time to kick it into high gear!
They all manage to make it into the shrine of the Elements of Harmony. It is here where Eggman is waiting!
Eggman: Heheheheheh…. Hello again, my friends!
Twilight: You're not allowed here! Your very presence is enough to desecrate the sanctity and beauty of this shrine!
Eggman: Oh, save it! Just hand over the sources of Unlimited Energy and get lost!
Pinkie Pie: We don't have anything like that. All we've got are the Elements of Harmony and the Chaos Emeralds!
Pinkie Pie: Oops…
Eggman: Then I'll take them! They were just what I was looking for anyways!
Twilight: You don't get it! For starters, the Elements of Harmony are far beyond your reach! You'll never have access to their power! You don't even have use for them! The power of the Elements is to let Order fix the mess that Chaos breaks!
Eggman: With power like that, I could easily undo all the damage that you little pests keep wrecking up!
Twilight: But it's a power that only we can use! The Elements of Harmony are powered by the strength of the hearts that make up friendship! Honesty, Kindness, Loyalty, Generosity, Laughter, and Magic!
Eggman: So wait, this world's power supply is…. FRIENDSHIP?!
Twilight: That's right! And if you do not have those traits in your heart, then the Elements of Harmony are completely useless to you! And don't even think that any machine could EVER replicate those traits!
Eggman: So that means… I really can't use them?
Twilight: I don't see you having anything good like those in your heart. The Chaos Emeralds are one thing, but the Elements are completely different!
Eggman: *Pulls out Orbot* Tell me, Orbot! Is what she says true?!
Eggman: Then why did you tell me I could find and use them to power my Empire?!
Orbot: Well… With the Chaos Emeralds, you-
Orbot: Eeep… Boss?
Eggman: Very well! I may not have the infinite power source, but I can still initiate my plan! Keep your stupid Elements of Whatever! You're all gonna burn anyway! Orbot! I'm deducting your pay!
Orbot: But you don't pay me!
Eggman: *Begins to fade in teleportation with Orbot* Meet me in the throne room if you want to settle this! HOHOHOHOHOHOOOOH!!!!
Pinkie Pie: Now I'm REALLY starting to get tired of that Santy Clause laugh! He makes me feel like an idiot!
Some shrug, some facehoof, some sigh and shake their heads. They hurry to the throne room where Eggman awaits. When they enter, they try to attack, but are knocked back by his shield and blasted at from a flash of light. The blast felt like it came directly from the sun itself! Or rather… from her!
Twilight: Ngh… No! I know that power! P-Princess…. Celestia!
Princess Celestia, in Eggman's Egg-Ine Saddle Armor, descends to the ground to face the heroes.
Twilight: Princess! It's us! Your loyal subjects! Your faithful students! Your apprentice… me! Please! Wake up!
Eggman: *Sigh* Very well! I'll grant your wish! Heheheh… I'll let your beloved Princess speak and be awake to experience this herself!
Eggman: CELESTIA! AWAKEN!
Celestia: *Becomes able to speak thanks to Eggman's order* *Gasp!* T…Twilight…
Twilight: Princess Celestia… Are you- *Gets blasted* AAAH!!!
Eggman: HOHOHOHOHOHOHOOOH!!! No touching moments on MY watch!
Twilight: You! What are you-?!
Eggman: HA! I'll let your beloved Celestia be awake to watch as I have her destroy each and every one of you miserable little pests! Celestia! ATTACK!!!
Celestia: TWILIGHT! ALL OF YOU! GET AWAY! AAAAAAH!!!!
Spike: Princess! STOP!!!
Princess Celestia fires at them with charged solarbeams at a fast pace! The heroes move out of the way from each of them and they get ready for a battle that they REALLY don't want to fight.
Twilight: Why?! *Remembers the nightmare again* Why is this happening?!
Sonic: Sorry to say, Twilight…
Tails: But this is the reality of the situation.
Twilight: You don't understand! She's not just our ruler, she's also my teacher! My mentor! Aside from my own parents, she's always been like a parent to me! *Remembers many memories of being her student until the nightmare pops up again* NGH! I… I can't… I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMOOORE!!!
BOSS- SONIC, TAILS, & TWILIGHT VS. P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S. C.E.L.E.S.T.I.A.
The surge of emotions flow through Twilight Sparkle as the battle ensues with the shift from [2D Castlevania] to [Dissidia Final Fantasy] style of 3D combat against the controlled Princess Celestia. This proves to be the most difficult challenge yet as they try to hit her from any and all angles only to get countered and knocked back by her incredibly powerful mastery over magic!
Rarity: Please forgive me, Princess! *Surrounds Celestia with sharpened gems and make them close in for an attack, only to get repelled* What?!
Celestia: ONLY YOU CAN FORGIVE YOURSELF… BUT IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.
Celestia's attacks consist of air-based rushes, solarflares with teleportation, solarbeams with deadly accuracy, a shockwave stomp, a heat wave from the sun itself that slows down the heroes' movement, and a healing wave from the sun in the same style of Luna's moon. It takes a few attacks to deal enough damage to her shield to break it to still try to hit her saddle. However, her magic takes its toll on them and even starts using kinesis. When Tails flies at her with the Angel's Ring, she uses kinesis to catch him, hoop the Ring around his neck and strangle him!
Tails: HAACH!!! How…How did you?! NGCK!!!
Celestia: NO! IT'S YOU?! YOU'RE THE RECIEVER?!
Sonic: *Homing Attacks Celestia to make her let go of Tails* Easy, Princess! Don't forget you called us! But y'know- *Dodges beam* WHOA! Okay, I get the hint!
Tails: Th-*Cough* Thanks, Sonic.
Angel: Tails, are you alright? I didn't mean to do that!
Tails: It's fine, really! I guess we're gonna need a better plan. *Takes the ring off his neck and readies it as it glows* She's way better than I thought. And I thought she was gonna be really tough to start!
Sonic: So, any ideas, Tails?
Tails: Sadly… no. I don't.
Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash fly overhead and draw her fire while Pinkie Pie and Apple Jack approach from behind and fire A.J. out of the Party Cannon at the Saddle and almost hit it! She misses, but gets thrown back by Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy like a slingshot!
Pinkie: FIRE! *Shoots Apple Jack out*
Apple Jack: YEE-HAW!!! *Misses* WHOA!
Rainbow Dash: *Catches with Fluttershy* We gotcha!
Fluttershy: *Throws back with Rainbow Dash* Go, Apple Jack!
Apple Jack: Much obliged! TAKE THIS! *Flies back and tries to hit her*
Celestia: *Raises wing* APPLE JACK! WATCH OUT FOR MY WING! *Swats Apple Jack with wing and knocks her into a wall, then fires a beam at her as a follow up and has her falling to the floor* APPLE JACK!!!
Apple Jack: AAAAAAAH!!!! *Hits wall* C-corn…. Cobs… *Gets blasted* AAAAHAAAAH!!! *Faints*
Pinkie Pie: *Runs in to help Apple Jack*Hang on- AAAAH!!! *Gets shot herself*
Rainbow Dash: Okay! THAT'S IT! *Flies up to Eggman* You're the one behind this! All I have to do is beat you and Celestia will be free!
Eggman: HEH! Don't be so sure you WILL! *Increases heat to burn Rainbow Dash right out of the air* BUUURN!!!
Rainbow Dash: AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!! *Falls*
Fluttershy: Rainbow Dash! WAIT! *Gets shot down* AAAH!!! *Tearing*Ouch… *Sees Celestia closing in on her* Oh no! *Whimpering* P-Princess! Please! Don't!
Celestia: *Tries to struggle, but can't stop moving as Eggman continues to control her* NGH! NO! I… CAN'T STOP! (Not Fluttershy! Please! Eggman! Have mercy! *Tears under helmet visor*)
Fluttershy: *Starts crying* H…Help!
Spike: *Jumps onto Celestia's back* I gotcha! Good thing dragons are fireproof! Now to get that thing off you! *Tries to attack, but gets shaken around by Celestia until he flies off* WHOA! WHOA! AAAAAH!!! *Hits the ground* Ow…
Celestia: SPIKE! YOU NEED TO MOVE FASTER! HIS REFLEXES ON THE CONTROLS ARE LIGHTNING FAST!
Spike: Well, at least Fluttershy escaped, right? *Sees that she's still there* Wh-What?! I thought you ran! That was a diversion!
Fluttershy: I… couldn't move… I'm sorry. I still can't…. *Sees Celestia looming over them both* No…
Celestia: RUN! YOU HAVE TO RUN NOW! *Charges horn*
Rarity: *Launches gems from behind her* STOOOOOP!!! *Hits her a couple times, but it doesn't do much* Uh-oh…
Sonic: Good plan! Now it's our turn! *Runs at Celestia*
Tails: Hang on! *Runs with*
Sonic and Tails race towards Fluttershy and Spike and double attack Celestia to knock her back. They turn around and grab both Fluttershy and Spike and run back to Twilight and Rarity.
Rarity: Twilight! What are you doing? *Sees that she's glowing* You haven't even lifted a hoof to help and- huh? Twilight?
Twilight: Ngh! Hrrgh!!! I… I CAN'T… TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!! *Starts flashing between Twilight and Darklight Star*
Rarity: Twilight?! Are you trying to…
Twilight: It worked last time! Why won't it work this time?! What's missing?!
Rarity: You're trying to become that darker version of you. You did that with the Elements of Harmony!
Spike: Princess Cadence and Shining Armor told me about that! That saved them, maybe it can save her too!
Rarity: We need those Elements! Spikey! We are in need of them! Let's go! *Runs with Spike to get the Elements from their fallen comrades* Twilight! Cover us!
Twilight: *Focuses on covering Rarity and Spike* Got it!
Rarity tries to get the Elements while Twilight concentrates her thoughts and covers her friends from a distance. Sonic and Tails try an offensive route, but are having no luck. Either Eggman's reflexes plus Celestia's defenses are immeasurable, or Sonic and Tails are holding back. Either way, they aren't doing well. Twilight remembers feeling a strong feeling of sadness and anger when she took on that form before. Perhaps that was the cause of it. She tries to remember that feeling as Rarity comes back with them.
Spike: We got them! All we gotta do is get them to Twilight! *Gets shot by Eggman* AAAAAAAAH!!!
Rarity: NO! SPIKEY!!!
Spike: Ngh… *Holds all the Elements up to Rarity* G..Go, Rarity! Take them! Take them to Twilight!
Rarity: Spike! *Grabs them all and Spike with Kinesis* You're coming with me! *Runs back to Twilight while Sonic and Tails hold Celestia back* Thank you, both! *Makes it back* Twilight! Here! *Lets Spike down and gives the Elements to Twilight* Now c'mon! Become that powerful mare! This could be our last chance!
Twilight: I….. I can't… It happened on its own last time! I don't know if I can again!
Rarity: Twilight! You HAVE to figure it out! FAST!
Rarity: TWILIGHT! Are you listening?! Are you truly willing to give up and just let that horrible monster win?! *Blasted by incoming shot from behind* AAAAAAAAH!!!
Twilight: NO! RARITY!!! Rarity! Wake up! Rarity! Apple Jack! Fluttershy! Pinkie Pie! Rainbow Dash! Spike! No! *Sonic and Tails are blown away and Celestia steps toward Twilight* Why… WHY?! WHY WON'T THIS NIGHTMAREN GO AWAAAAAAAAAAY?!?!?!? *Eggman and Celestia both stop and Twilight lets out an explosive magic aura around her and transforms into Darklight Star*
Celestia: TWI…TWILIGHT?! *Once again, remembers Luna when she became NightMare Moon* (Sister…)
Darklight Star: I never wanted this to happen. I hate this. Eggman! What you have done! Who you are! What you have made of my home! Everything you are! I hate you! I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU!!!!! *Eyes burn in anger as her aura explodes*
Celestia: TWILIGHT…. I….
Darklight Star: Celestia. I'm sorry!
Eggman: That's it! Celestia! Get rid of her and her sassy mouth! ATTACK!!!
BOSS- DARKLIGHT STAR VS. P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S. C.E.L.E.S.T.I.A.
Darklight Star and Celestia charge at each other and clash horns while magic energy flows out around them. Sonic and Tails are blown back with the others behind them. The two empowered ponies are stuck in a power struggle at their horns.
Eggman: HOHOHOHOOH!!! WHAT A SHOW! It's hopeless, you meddling foals!
Celestia: TWILIGHT! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
Darklight Star: I am sorry, Princess Celestia. I did not want you to see me this way! Please forgive me!
Celestia: THAT ISN'T WHAT I MEANT! YOU'RE HOLDING BACK, AREN'T YOU?
Darklight Star: ….I…
Celestia: I CAN SENSE IT EVEN WITHIN THIS FOUL ARMOR; YOU HAVE MUCH MORE POWER THAN THIS! YOU ARE CARRYING ALL THE POWER OF BOTH YOUR OWN MAGIC AND ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS! YOU SHOULD HAVE NO TROUBLE DEFEATING ME! WHY ARE YOU HOLDING BACK?!
Darklight Star: Because…. I don't want to hurt you.
Celestia: I UNDERSTAND. I TAUGHT YOU TO MAKE PEACE, NOT VIOLENCE. THIS DOES GO AGAINST EVERYTHING I TAUGHT YOU.
Darklight Star: It's not just that! I don't want to hurt the one I've always admired since I was little! You were always the one I looked up to the most!
Darklight Star: What if I lose control of this form like I almost did last time?! I nearly lost my brother and sister to Eggman because of this power! They may be alright now, but what if you won't be as lucky?! I don't know if I can chance that!
Darklight Star: Huh?
Celestia: DO YOU TRULY WANT TO SAVE YOUR PRINCESS AND MENTOR?
Darklight Star: Y-YES! Of course!
Celestia: THEN LET ME KEEP THAT ADMIRATION OF YOURS WITH MY HONOR! FINISH ME OFF! DON'T LET ME BECOME A WEAPON FOR THIS MONSTER TO USE! I LOVE THIS WORLD AND MY SUBJECTS TOO MUCH TO LOSE THEM TO SOMEONE LIKE HIM!
Darklight Star: *Tears* Princess Celestia…… *Starts charging a powerful attack and pushes Celestia back* I…
Celestia: THAT'S IT, TWILIGHT! DON'T STOP NOW! DEFEAT ME AND YOU'LL TAKE AWAY HIS CHANCES FOR SUCCESS! *Notices that Darklight has stopped moving* HUH?!
Darklight Star: I…. *Tears are running down her face as she remembers her childhood from the first time meeting her at the Summer Sun Festival, to the time when Celestia calmed her down during the entrance exam, to all the lessons, to everything up to now between the two* I love you, Princess! You were always like a second mother to me! I don't want to lose you like I thought I lost my siblings!
Eggman: (UGH! I've had enough of this emotional garbage!)
Celestia: *Sparks in her head and she speaks with a more artificial voice* TWILIGHT…. DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH? OR THE LIE?
Darklight Star: What?
Celestia: I'LL GIVE YOU THE LIE FIRST! THE CELESTIA YOU ONCE KNEW IS GONE!!! *Fires a beam and knocks Darklight back*
Darklight Star: AAAH!!! NGH!! *Remembers the nightmare* Celestia?!
Celestia: THE TRUTH, HOWEVER, IS THAT I WAS MEANT TO BE THIS! I WAS MADE TO BECOME THE TOOL OF DESTRUCTION FOR A GREATER BEING! IF THAT MEANS BECOMING A TOOL FOR THE EGGMAN EMPIRE, SO BE IT! AS FOR YOUR FEELINGS OF "LOVE", THOSE ARE JUST IDIOTIC! FOOLISH! AND YOU WERE MY STAR PUPIL?! WHAT A JOKE!
Darklight Star: W-What?! But just a moment ago, you were-
Celestia: I DON'T CARE WHAT I SAID AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU! JUST FACE ME AND GET READY TO PERISH!
Darklight Star: Ngh…. Hrgh…. *Becomes enraged* Lies… LIES! HAAAAAAAAGH!!! CELESTIAAAAAAA!!!!!!
The next phase of the battle begins as Celestia attacks much more viciously than she did before while Darklight Star gives into rage and trades attack for powerful and vicious attack with Celestia, disregarding her feelings at this point. While they are at it, Sonic and Tails get up and see Eggman above. He seems to be talking into a microphone.
Eggman: Heheheh!!! That's it! Dance, my puppets! DANCE!
Sonic: So that's it, huh?
Tails: *Panting* I get it. He's giving her ordered lines like a script!
Sonic: Yeah, and whatever she said, it's driven Twilight nuts!
Tails: I've had enough of this! *Runs up to Eggman*
Sonic: Tails?! Where are you going?!
Tails: I'm going to get his controls! Maybe I can shut down this whole thing! I need a distraction! You think you can handle it, Sonic?
Sonic: You got it! *Runs around to Celestia's back and tries a Homing Attack at the Saddle* Take this!
Celestia: *Looks back and sees Sonic attempting to attack, she is about to swat him away, but gets hit by Darklight, then Sonic* HMM? HMPH! *Gets hit* NGHAA!!! WHAT?! *Hit by Sonic* AAAH!!!
Tails: Nice hit! We might win this yet! *Gets up to Eggman, but can't get passed his shield* HEY! OPEN THIS SHIELD!
Eggman: HAH! Nice try, pest! But you know what? How about we end this! I've grown tired of this game, what do you say?
Tails: I couldn't agree more! So give it up!
Eggman: Very well! HOHOHOHOHO!!!!
Celestia: *Flies up to Tails and knocks him to the floor* WORTHLESS HERO!!!
Eggman: (Could it be they've figured it out so fast? Hmph! I always thought my ventriloquism was less obvious than that! Oh well! Time to make my dummy finish them off!)
Sonic: Tails! That's it! All bets are off! *Revs up Super Peel-Out*
Eggman: NOT another STEP, Sonic! Celestia! WAKE UP ONCE MORE!
Darklight Star: (What?! Once more?!)
Celestia: *Sparks in her head* *Gasp* NGH…
Darklight Star: I don't understand! What's going on?!
Tails: *Gets up* He shut her vocals off to make it so that she started to say things that he wanted her to say. It's ventriloquism. And Celestia's the dummy. He made her say all those hurtful things!
Sonic: Man! What a troll!
Eggman: YOU MAD? HOHOHOHOOO!!!
Darklight Star: *Panting in anger* You… YOU!!!
Sonic: Twilight? You okay?
Darklight Star: I… don't think so… *Power depletes and she reverts back to her original form*
Twilight: No! Why now?!
The others wake up behind them and get into position as the Elements of Harmony fly back to them.
Eggman: STOP! Stop right where you are!
Rainbow Dash: Why should we?!
Eggman: Heh! Do you REALLY want to know?!
Pinkie Pie: Well yeah! You're the bad guy!
Apple Jack: And y'er a sittin' duck!
Eggman: Ah, true! But I've already won!
Rarity: How can you be victorious if we are still here?
Eggman: Simple! I have an ace up my sleeve! *Slips out a controller out of his sleeve and holds his finger to one of the buttons*
Fluttershy: Wh-What's that?!
Eggman: My ace of course! I have a proposition for you that I know you CAN'T refuse!
Spike: That can't be good…
Tails: Like we're going to agree to any of YOUR terms!
Eggman: Heheheh! I thought you might say that! *Presses the button*
Celestia: *Sparks in her head* NGH!.....K-KHHK…! *Begins to choke*
Twilight: What are you doing?!
Eggman: My proposition is this! Either you stand still, take your bow of surrender, or dear Celestia's breathing will cease! I control her movements, magic powers, AND… the best part! Her internal organs! Her lungs, for example, are shut off! I'll happily turn them back on only if you agree to surrender!
Celestia: T….TWI…LI- *COUGH*
Eggman: HEHEHEHEH! It would be a tragic and horrible way to die, don't you think?
Tails: EGGMAN STOP! You can't do this! This is a kid show world! You've gone way over the line!
Eggman: Like I care! You better choose quickly! I think Celestia's about to suffocate! HOHOHOHOHOHOHOOOO!!!
Sonic: Why you!
Twilight: Sonic! STOP!
Twilight: We have no choice. We'll hold still… Please, Eggman. Let her go.
Eggman: Heheheh! Well! I guess she really DOES care about you! Even after all those things you said to her! Very well! You can breathe again! *Presses button*
Celestia: *Gasps and Coughs* TWILIGHT….
Twilight: I'm sorry, Princess…. I… I failed you.
Celestia: YOU… YOU NEVER FAILED ME. YOUR HEART IS STRONGER THAN YOUR INSTINCTS. I WAS THE ONE WHO FAILED YOU. I AM SORRY. *Horn glows with a charging blast* HUH?!
Eggman: Indeed! You all failed! But rather than make you a part of the Eggman Empire, I'll just have Celestia destroy you all where you stand! Now just stay where you are, My Little TARGETS! HOHOHOHHOOHOHOOOO!!!
Celestia: WHAT?! NO! DON'T!
Celestia: NGH! AAAH!!! *Fires a powerful blast and hits them to the wall and burns them* STOP!!!
Eggman: Not yet! They're still alive! Heheheheh… AGAIN!
Celestia: NO! AAAH!!! *Fires again* PLEASE! NO MORE!
Eggman: Oh please! I have no mercy for the weak! Especially those meddlesome pests! You have no idea how long I've waited for this!
The heroes are on their last legs and Twilight looks back up to Celestia to remember the last part of her nightmare again.
Twilight: No… I couldn't… stop it… Princess…. Celestia….
Eggman: FINISH THEEEEEEEEEEEEM!!!!!!!!!
Celestia: *Horn glows and fires her strongest blast* NO!!! *Time slows down and both Twilight and Celestia look into each other's eyes. They both tear up as the blast draws closer* (Twilight. I'm so sorry. I love you too… my daughter.)
The blast hits and fires right out of the castle, Canterlot, and all over the one direction in Equestria. The fire clears out and there is nothing left of them but spots of smoke and burn marks on the ground where the heroes were. Celestia's eyes widen and water as she falls to the ground and lowers her head to the spot where Twilight was. Eggman let her do at least that.
Celestia: NO….. NO! TWILIIIIIIIGH!!!!!!
Eggman: Heheheheheheheheh….. HEHEHEHEHHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! HOOOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOOOOOH!!!! It's over! IT'S FINALLY OVER!!!
Celestia: YOU… YOU WERE… MY DAUGHTER! WHY?! WHY?!
Eggman: *Celebrating his victory* That was BEAUTIFUL, Celestia! I was just thinking: "BURN THEM TO CINDERS!" But I didn't think you would actually do just that! Your power is incredible! And to think that it's MIND now! Hahaha! Now NOTHING can stand in my way! Not Sonic, not Tails, and definitely not any of those worthless little ponies!
Celestia: *Eyes widen as she snaps. She turns to Eggman, seemingly looking like she's regained control of her own movement* YOU… YOU! I SHALL MAKE YOU PAY! I'LL SEND YOU STRAIGHT TO TARTARUS FOR THIS!!!!!!
Eggman: Oh! Speaking of that, I remember being told that she, Twilight was it? Yes, her! She and Tails actually ended up going to Tartarus and got trapped there when they tried to save the timid Pegasus!
Celestia: AND I WILL MAKE YOU SUFFER WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH…. *Walks towards Eggman with the intent to kill in her eyes* ONE THOUSAND FOLD!!!!!!
Eggman: AH! AH! AH! No unauthorized rebellions or malfunctions! *Presses button that makes Celestia shock herself into submission*
Eggman: HOHOHOHOHOHOOOH!!!! Time to go now, Princess! The next phase of my fiendish scheme is ready to begin! Good-bye, Sonic The Hedgehog! FOREVER! HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOOHOHOOOOOOH!!!!
Eggman flies upward and uses a crane to grab Celestia and take off. His next phase is about to go underway, and without the heroes of both worlds, nothing can stop him.
"Twilight…. I'm sorry."