As a big fan of Metal I've decided I'll write a story about him. Please write your opinions about 1 chapter:
MAXIMUM METAL: THE BEGINNING OF THE END
After his First Defeat, Doctor Ivo Robotnik wanted to create mechanical Sonic of his own. First he created Silver Sonic for Rise of Death Egg, followed by Mecha Sonic during Invasion on Angel Island. Both machines were powerful but they lacked something special and soon they were easily defeated by Hero of Mobius. Robotnik saw that and he made metallic hedgehog for a third time. Soon his army of badniks began Conquest of Miracle Planet. They were lead by robot unlike any before him. Robotnik wanted him not only to have strength and speed to battle Sonic, but also mind with inner desire to defeat his flesh counterpart. He succeed.
A huge explosion shaken Green Hill Zone. Blues streak came out of smoke, closely followed by another.
"Missed again, scrap brain!' said Sonic, mockingly running backwards.
Metal Sonic flew higher and once more shoot Plasma Pulse from his chest. Yellow laser was slowly closing on the hedgehog, but Sonic crawled into ball and burrowed himself under the ground. Before Metal could process what happened, Sonic came out right under him, hitting Metal with his iconic spin attack. Furious mechanical noises came out of robot's head.
"Got ya faker" said Sonic gracefully landing on earth. "So, what now, Metal? Are you going to stay in the air or are you coming down to fight like a hedgehog with a hedgehog?"
Metal Sonic quickly recovered and his eyes glowed with bloody red. Without hesitation he plunged down on our hero.
"That's more like it. But first: catch me doofus." Sonic's legs turned into infinity symbol of his Super Peel Out, as he moved with speed worthy of Fastest Thing Alive. But Metal Sonic wasn't alive. His Valve Organ Fusion Engine lighted with energy as he pursued his target.
"Power use at 70%. Energy level slowly falling, short break suggested" spoke voice in his head. Long time ago, Robotnik build into Metal Sonic LIPS AI ROBOTNIK Custom Chip (LARCC for short) to faster processes situations. Metal Sonic hated it as it always reminding him about his limitations.
Sonic was still leading. In spite of what his computer said Metal turned his secondary engine, Tesla Power Coil. His feat touched ground, his speed increased. They were going up a hill and Sonic was closer and closer.
"If I remembered correctly... there!" Sonic was at the top of the hill when he curled into a ball and dashed down. Metal showed up half second later to see Sonic bounce off the spring right into him.
"Say cheeARGG!" right before the impact Metal activated Burst Shield and his body was surrounded with destructive energy field. Shock threw poor hedgehog back right next to the spring he bounced off before.
"Power use at 90%, break required." Metal wasn't listening. It was his chance, Hedgehog was laying wounded. Full power went to the torso, beam of energy was fired. Another explosion shaken Green Hills, rocks launched into the air.
For a moment Metal Sonic thought it happened. And then his sensors picked up source of heat.
A blue streak jumped in the air. For one moment they were on same level and Metal Sonic looked right into his face.
"You're pretty fast, but you know what? You're a lousy shooter" said Sonic with a smirk.
Metal's chest filled with energy, Sonic landed on one of still floating rocks and jumped off just in time to avoid getting blast. Metal kept shooting, but each blast was smaller and smaller. Suddenly Metal felt unable to move.
"Power failure, engines overloaded. System reboot in ten second." Metal listened to this silently as Sonic bounced from another rock and turned into a ball, flying straight into his robo-duplicate.
At moments like this Metal wondered why Eggman gave him ability to feel pain. First hit barely hurt, but Sonic kept bouncing of rocks and Metal, hitting harder and harder. His head got cracked, left feet got dis-attached from his body and flew away. After what felt like eternity Sonic finished his deadly attack with Axe Kick, sending Metal Sonic into the group. Rock previously launched into the air by explosion finally were reminded about gravity and felt with him, causing further damage. LARCC finally kicked in.
"System rebooted. Power levels rising." Metal slowly stood up. ""However, system is heavily damage and secondary is off-line. Auto repairs are not responding in, retreat suggested."
Metal Sonic didn't care. Hedgehog was standing in front of his with a smirk. Always with that smug smirk.
"Are we done for now, scrap brain? I'm kinda hungry."
"NEGATIVE. THIS UNIT WILL NEVER REST UNTIL IT PROVES HIS SUPERIORITY."
"Yeah, yeah, this whole 'better Sonic' thing. But next time could you challenge me to chili dog's eating contest or something? Be more creative man."
Metal Sonic's eyes flashed with rage. He could still defeat Sonic. No matter the damage or power levels. There was nothing that could spot him from...
His thinking processes came to the halt. Imperative voice called again.
"Unit Metal Sonic respond."
"... Unit Metal Sonic reports master Eggman."
"New orders: return to base."
"This unit has engaged priority one hedgehog."
"Then disengage. Return to the base immediately."
"... Orders acknowledged master Eggman."
Communication was turned off. For five seconds Metal stood completely still, fighting his programming. Finally he turned his main engine and flied into the air.
"THIS ISN'T OVER HEDGEHOG. THIS UNIT WILL BE BACK TO TERMINATE YOU."
"Ow, you're going already? That's cool, we can finish it another time. Just send regards to old Ro-butt-nik from me."
Metal stared with loathe at his organic counterpart, before his obedience programs kicked in and he fled back to base.
The gates opened, Metal Sonic walked in into Eggman's lab. His body was already repaired, however that didn't improved his mood.
"Boss, your seven o clock is here." said Orbot.
"Ah, you finally showed up, Metal" Eggman was looking at giant computer screen and doing some calculations. Orbot and Cubot were next to him. "I expected you to be faster."
"THIS UNIT SHOULD NOT BE CALLED BACK FROM A FIGHT. HEDGEHOG PRIORITY ONE WAS INJURED, CHANCES OF DEFEATING HIM..."
"You would loose" interrupted him Eggman "You always does."
Words sprang on Metal's mouth (metaphorically), but his obedience programs stopped him from telling them.
"Oh, stop pouting and come over here" Robotnik continued writing something on computer. "I learn few very interesting things today."
Metal Sonic moved closer. He was still angry, but also intrigued. It was really rare that doctor shared any discoveries with him, even when he wanted to gloat. He preferred smaller and weaker machines for that, closer to advanced toys than real badniks. "Did you know that machines can't really use Chaos Energy?" Eggman pressed button and recording of Silver Sonic and Mecha Sonic showed up on a screen. "Sure, I fueled both your predecessors with Chaos Energy, but they never reached the same potential as rodent, Shadow or any other organic creature. I still can't figure out why."
Robotnik and turned to his creations.
"So I've been thinking: I can't power my machines with Chaos Energy. What is the best substitute?"
"Sol Emeralds?" guessed Orbot.
"They are from another dimension, that makes them even less stable that Chaos Emeralds."
"Those weird aliens we were capturing?" asked Cubot.
"Not even close." Eggman looked at Metal Sonic.
Metal started processing. The most logical option were Time Stones, but he knew that doctor was testing him.
"Well? Do you know what I have in mind." asked Eggman with a smile.
"ANALYSIS... SUPER EMERALDS?"
"Ho ho ho, correct Metal! I knew you can figure it out!" Eggman patted his head "Truly you're creation of a genius."
"LOGIC ERROR: SUPER EMERALD ARE NOT SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE. THEY ARE ONLY A LEGEND."
"Is that so? Well then..." Eggman snapped his fingers. "It's time to become legendary."
Computer screen slided down, revealing a lot of machinery and two blue gem stones. First was a Chaos Emerald, however Metal was more surprised with second one. It was Time Stone.
All machinery came to live. Metallic arms and claws surrounded both stones and start working. Giant laser gun was moved over them. Bulletproof glass was raised around everything
"Initiate project FUSION!" Eggman smashed giant red button. "All systems: Go!"
Laser gun was activated. A blinding white beam hit Chaos Emerald and Time Stone. Whole base began to shake. Orbot and Cubot changed into sphere and cube. Eggman remained completely still. Metal changed his sigh for heat vision, but it didn't helped. Whole beam was extremely hot and blinded him even more. Metal Sonic was about to try something different when even brighter spot appeared in lower part or the beam. Blue robot couldn't tell if it was one object or two.
Suddenly center of heat exploded, shattering the glass. Metal Sonic activated his Black Shield, but shock wave still threw him away. He lost vision, but only for few seconds. And then he saw doctor Eggman standing over him.
"This is how real science is done Metal. First you set rules how things work and learn what's possible." Doctor Ivo Robotnik raised his hand, holding Blue Super Emerald in it "Then, you go beyond."