GAINING AN EDGE: A MASSIVE FIGHTING GAME CROSSOVER
At G Corporation headquarters, Kazuya Mishima sat in a meeting with Anna Williams.
“Have you thought about ending the partnership with Victor Donovan yet?” asked Anna. “He has yet to produce any real results or hold up his end of the bargain.”
“I am aware,” replied Kazuya. “I originally reached this agreement with Victor because I wanted to conduct the search for the Soul Edge in secret. There are always eyes on me. (REF: LILI ROCHEFORT VS. KARIN KANZUKI) At this point, though, it might not even matter. For all I know, Heihachi and Jin have figured out what I am up to by now. (REF: BAYMAN VS. CLARK STILL) But, I don’t want to give up on Victor just yet. His MIST organization could prove to be a valuable asset. Right now he has several operations going on simultaneously (REF: CHRISTIE VS. LEE CHAOLAN, CODY TRAVERS VS. RYUJI YAMAZAKI), let us give him a little time to see what blossoms from his scheming. If it doesn’t work out then we can cut him loose.”
“Yes sir,” said Anna.
“Meanwhile I do believe the time for stealth has just about passed. So I want us to be more actively involved in the pursuit of the sword and chasing down Yoshimitsu,” Kazuya ordered.
An administrative assistant entered Kazuya’s office. Anna glared at her.
“Sir, one of the scientists from the Mexico research facility is on the com for you. He says it’s important.”
Kazuya quickly shooed her away. He then pressed a green button on the small screen in front of him.
“Dr. Chen, do you have good news for me regarding the Shadoloo Doll?” Kazuya asked.
“Well, we still have been unable to extract much useful information about M. Bison from the subject that Christie brought in, Juni. (REF: CAMMY WHITE VS. BILLY KANE) But we were inspired by Mr. Donovan’s idea enough that we went and captured another one just to see if we would have better success with a different doll. The test subject’s name is Juli,” Dr. Chen informed.
“So.. were you able to extract anything useful from this one?” Kazuya questioned.
Dr. Chen visibly fidgeted. “Not exactly. But, her mind was such a mess that we were able to essentially replicate her brainwashing. Except now she is loyal to you and not Bison. It will take a more concerted effort, but I think we can do the same with Juni. Just think of the possibilities.”
“Using Bison’s own weaponized women against him. It’s an intriguing idea.” Kazuya thought it over. “How is security down there?”
“Ever since the last tournament, Armor King has developed a hobby of attacking G Corporation research facilities and releasing their test subjects. He is starting to become a nuisance,” Kazuya explained.
“Would you like us to double up security?” asked Dr. Chen.
“Yes. Also, if you already have one of the dolls under our control, place her on the security detail while you work on the other. We’ll use it as a test run,” said Kazuya.
Thousands of miles away, Cammy carefully studied all the intel she could find on the assassin, Christie.
“Why is an assassin in the kidnaping business?” she wondered to herself.
Cammy looked through a list of all of Christie’s known employers. She did not see M. Bison’s name, but she did see another familiar name, Victor Donovan.
“I do believe that is one of the men that Chun Li is going after. I knew there was a connection!”
Cammy scanned through the intel on Victor Donovan and three words made her jaw drop, suspected human experimentation.
“This is very, very bad. I need to find my sister quick. I should also check in on some of the others to see if this was an isolated incident.”
Cammy placed a call to the house where she knew Juli was being kept.
“Hello?” answered a trembling voice
“Hello, this is Delta Red agent Cammy White. I am looking for Julia. Is she still living with you?” Cammy asked.
“They took her, Miss White.”
“Who took her?”
“A bunch of scary looking men. Their coats had G Corporation logos on them.”
“G Corporation? Does T. Hawk know?” asked Cammy.
“He came the next day. He was infuriated. He said he was going to track them down and bring her back.”
“I hope he is careful. I need to meet up with Chun Li. I no longer think I can do this by myself.”
Cammy felt horrible for T. Hawk. All the anguish he had felt when he realized Julia had been taken from his tribe and brainwashed by Bison to be one of his personal body guards. Finally, he had got her back, even if she was a shell of a former self, at least she would know peace. And now this.
Armor King stood outside G Corporation’s research facility in Mexico. Freeing the victims of G Corporation’s evil science experiments gave Armor King a great sense of purpose and pride. It was something to devote his life to other than just playing mind games with and torturing the man who killed his brother, Craig Marduk. It was a more noble calling.
Armor King began his assault in a side entrance and smashed through security guards and G Corporation robots. There were more than usual. More than seemed necessary for a research facility. Armor King’s rescue missions had obviously caught Kazuya’s attention. This did not deter Armor King, and he continued onward.
Suddenly, he heard shouting and fighting from a long distance away. Could someone else be attacking the facility at the same time? Kazuya certainly had plenty of enemies. Yet, what were the odds? Armor King decided to remain focused on his goals and thought the distraction might even help him out.
Before he could reach one of the main labs, a militant looking woman leaped out in front of him. She was unlike any G Corporation soldier Armor King had ever seen, in both appearance and demeanor. Juli took advantage of Armor King’s surprised hesitation and attacked him viciously. Armor King defended himself from her kicks and then wrapped his arms around her. Using his impressive strength and wrestling knowledge, he repeatedly slammed Juni into the ground as she tried to choke him. After the fourth violent slam, Juni released her grip and fell unconscious.
“Don’t you touch her!!”
Armor King looked over his shoulder just in time to see a large Native American charging at him full speed. Armor King roared.