Where was he? Looking around, all he saw was black, with vaguely grey structures. Some sort of cave? His eyes adjusted to the darkness rather quickly, and he noticed that, while it looked like a cave, it was clearly artificial.
Stalagmites and stalactites hung from the ceiling, but instead of rough rock, they were smooth, clearly made of metal. As he walked forward, his steps caused a metallic clang. The path forward was unlit, dark as…
Dark as himself.
Memories suddenly flooded back into his mind, training, betrayal, and finally, his own death.
His name is Kyuemon Gengetsu, also known as Kyuemon Izayoi, son of the evil Yokai Warlord Kibaoni Gengetsu. His plan to revive his father, and fulfill his plans to control the world, had backfired at the last second, resulting in his defeat by the ninja heroes, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
Was this Hell?
He walked down the metallic cavern, only his thoughts to keep him company. It felt like years had passed, until he heard a voice.
"'Allo 'allo 'allo!" The voice, sounding both cheery and somewhat smug, came from behind the Yokai.
He swiftly spun around, catching sight of the mysterious voice. It came from a human, wearing a grey trench coat, and silver goggles, one lens having a strange symbol painted on it. With a smirk on his face he walked towards Kyuemon, who backed away.
"Who are you?" He asked calmly.
"I am Monsieur Enter, and who, in return, are you?"
"Kyuemon…" He paused for a second. "Izayoi."
"Ah, I'm guessing you're the final arrival, hmm?" Enter presumed, gesturing with his hands as his final word trailed.
"What?" Kyuemon said, calm, but surprised. "There are other here?"
"Oui oui, follow me…" He said cheerfully, as he strolled past the yellow clad Yokai. "And I'll take you to them." His tone suddenly turned dark with his final words.
Kyuemon followed the mysterious man down the cave.
It felt like hours before they reached their destination. As they got closer, Kyuemon noticed some peculiarities. The deeper they got the more obvious the artificiality of the cave became, as gears, tubes, and many other machinery became common.
At some points he swore he saw people running around, just out of his view.
Eventually, they reached a large room, the first opening in the whole corridor. There was around a half-circle of room in it, with six other tunnels branching out from it. Partway through the room, there sat a large cylinder, with a bright, red energy pulsing through it.
Kyuemon could swear it was watching them.
But most interestingly, there was a table in the middle of the room, with a strange, moving, black and blue bioluminescent pattern, and six chairs surrounding it, 4 of them occupied.
In one sat a black and red creature, resembling a biker and an insect at the same time. What could have been a leather jacket, or perhaps his skin, hung open only around his chest area, and what looked like zippers outlined him, even where it wouldn't make sense. His head looked like a biker helmet, but it was very clearly his actual head, and was colored both black and red. His legs were crossed, one resting on the table, and he fiddled with a pair of pistols, spinning them around, but never firing them.
The second seat had a stranger being, a white and purple monster, half his suit white, half purple, with a single horn protruding from his forehead. He had a short blonde bob cut hanging from his otherwise inhuman head, and his head, legs, and chest were had strange oval markings in a variety of colors. He sat awkwardly, hanging off the chair, seemingly out of boredom. In front of him was a crude drawing, with a knife stabbed into it.
The third seat held a being that was hard to clarify as being a human, as he wore a large suit of armor, decorated with ornate golden dragons, covering his chest, head, legs, and arms. The most notable part was the chest plate, which consisted of many dragon heads formed into a triangle. The only part that broke its golden sheen was the face, with a large red cross that shone brightly. He sat calmly, perhaps too calmly, and immediately set his eyes onto Kyuemon.
The final seat hosted an obviously inorganic being, some form of robot that was also colored gold, or at least, was colored gold, as it had turned into more of a rusted, dirty color. His body was decorated with a number of nuts and bolts, which formed a bit of unevenness in the shoulders, as they consisted of two completely different designs. The bolts sticking out of the side of his head, and his general build reminded Kyuemon of someone from his past, but he couldn't remember who. He also sat calmly, but had an obvious edge to him that the dragon armor creature didn't have.
"I'd say introductions are in order?" Enter said to the strange group, who all quickly turned to face the Yokai and the human.
"Sambash." The being in the first chair replied, quickly looking away from the two to go back to fiddling with his guns.
"Duke Org, Yabaiba, nice to meet ya!" The jester-like creature called out next, waving his hands at Kyuemon.
"Long." The armored one said quietly, finally removing his sight from Kyuemon.
"Land Pollution Minister, Yogostein!" The robot yelled out, pounding his chest with his hand.
Kyuemon stepped forward, "I am Kyuemon Izayoi." He said to the gathering.
He and Enter walked towards the table, and took the two remaining seats, an awkward silence falling among them. As they sat down, the table's pattern changed, turning into a pure red, and the few lights in the room dimmed, turning all eyes to the cylinder on the other side of the room.
A hellacious noise filled the room, coming from the cylinder, causing it light up even brighter than before, while the noise was a mix of mechanical grinding and agonized screaming. The sheer volume of the scream, sent a shockwave through the room, causing everyone at the table to flinch, but only Kyuemon was pushed by the shockwave.
Then, it began to speak.
"I AM THE OMNIPOTENT" it yelled, pulsing with every word it cried. A wave of fear fell upon the group, aside from Long and Enter, who remained calm.
"I HAVE BROUGHT YOU BACK FROM YOUR GRAVES" it continued, Kyuemon looked around, everyone here was supposed to be dead.
"YOU WILL SERVE ME IN MY REVENGE, AND IF YOU DO, I WILL REWARD YOU ALL AS WELL, WITH A SECOND CHANCE, AND YOUR OWN REVENGE AGAINST THOSE WHO KILLED YOU"
"That sounds like a great deal!" Yabaiba yelled cheerfully, "You can definitely count me in."
"HAH!" Yogostein let out, standing up, "Yeah, like Go-Onger would let us cause an trouble!" He continued, mockingly.
"You mean Gaoranger, right?" Yabaiba replied, confused.
"Who?" The robotic general questioned back.
"Sorry, I think you mean Gingaman." Sambash said, turning to Yabaiba.
"What are you…" Yabaiba tried to continue, only for the conversation to be interrupted by a pulse of energy from The Omnipotent.
The three quickly returned to sitting in their seats, and looking at the powerful being, in clear terror.
"ALL SIX OF YOU WERE DEFEATED BY A GROUP OF HEROES COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS SUPER SENTAI, BUT YOU HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR THEM ANY MORE"
The table flashed, revealing a city, with clear blue skies, and lush fields surrounding it. Kyuemon noticed that Yogostein retched when he saw it.
"I HAVE TAKEN YOU TO AN ALTERNATE TIMELINE, A WORLD WHERE SUPER SENTAI HAS NEVER EXISTED"
A brief pause gave the six time to think, but it was quickly interrupted when The Omnipotence began to speak again.
"AND ALL I ASK OF YOU IS TO DESTROY THIS WORTHLESS CITY"
"That's it?" Long apathetically replied, "One city and you'll give us freedom and revenge? How boring."
"Yeah, I've destroyed entire dimensions!" Yogostein boasted, "But one city is small pickings for our revenges to be complete."
"Like I said, I'm definitely in." Yabaiba repeated.
"I guess I could, probably be pretty fun."Sambash stated.
"What's the catch?" Enter coldly asked.
This caught the attention of the others, but before any more questions could be asked, another pulse shook the room.
"THIS WORLD IS FAR DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE YOU KNOW…"
Attention was again drawn to table-monitor, as the far out shot of the city quickly zoomed in, showing the streets, revealing the seemingly normal city to be something truly strange to the already strange group of individuals.
Instead of humans doing as they would normally, walking, driving cars, they were replaced by a large variety of different animals. From elephants to mice, all walking on two legs, wearing clothing.
Yabaiba jumped out of his seat, Sambash and Yogostein grew visibly angry, and Long leaned in closer, his interest piqued.
"What!? Animals!? This is bad!" Yabaiba yelled in frustration.
"Interesting," Enter stated, "An alternate timeline where animals evolved into the dominant species instead of humans."
Kyuemon turned and looked at the suspicious human, "How, exactly, do you know that?" he questioned.
"It's best to not answer that." He replied, his expression suddenly turning dark.
"ENTER IS CORRECT, THIS IS AN ALTERNATE WORLD, WHERE WILDLIFE DEFEATED HUMANITY IN THE RACE OF EVOLUTION"
"Uh, 'scuse me, but…" Yabaiba awkwardly interjected, "But I've had enough animals for a lifetime, and I have some… place I need to be." He finished as he nervously turned to exit the room.
"Me too!" Yogostein followed, "I have… gears…. To grind." He lied.
A pulse of energy shook the room, as the two retreaters fell to the floor, clutching their heads and yelling in pain.
"THIS IS NOT A REQUEST, I HAVE BROUGHT YOU BACK, AND CAN JUST AS EASILY RETURN YOU TO OBLIVION"
Another pulse of energy burst forward, and the two slowly got back to their feet and returned to their seats.
"So," Enter started, "I take it we all have issues with animals?"
Everyone at the table either nodded or grunted in agreement – Aside from Kyuemon, who sat there quietly.
"I'm fine with this," Sambash announced, "They're defenseless, and it's like getting revenge on those Sentai teams that killed us!"
"It does seem interesting." Long coldly stated.
"NOW, LET US GET TO BUSINESS" The Omnipotence yelled, pulsing with energy. "I HAVE SPEARATED YOU INTO THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS."
"ENTER, KYUEMON" He yelled, causing the two to stand up, "YOU ARE THE ESPIONAGE TEAM, YOU WILL BLEND INTO THE CITY AND GATHER INTEL, BUT I WILL ALLOW YOU TO CAUSE CHAOS AS YOU SEE FIT"
"YABAIBA, YOGOSTEIN" Those two were the next to stand up, "YOU ARE THE MECHANICAL TEAM, YOU WILL USE THE WORLD'S OWN CREATIONS AGAINST THEM TO CAUSE CHAOS"
"Wait wh-" Yabaiba tried to say, before being interrupted by another energy pulse.
"FINALLY, SAMBASH AND LONG" The last two villains stood up, "YOU TWO ARE THE DESTRUCTION TEAM, AND WILL USE THE WORLD'S INHABITANTS TO DESTROY THEM"
"Wait," Yogostein perplexed, "How are we supposed to cause any destruction OR chaos without our armies!?"
A booming laugh resounded through the chamber, with many pulses of energy shaking the standing villains.
"I HAVE SUPPLIED YOU WELL, DO NOT WORRY"
Suddenly, in a burst of red energy, an object appeared in each of the villain's hands. Kyuemon was now holding a shuriken, Enter held a credit card-like object, Yabaiba carried a large spike, Yogostein a small gear, Sambash a token shaped like an insect, and Long a small statue in the shape of a mantis.
"WITH THESE," The omnipotent explained, "YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RESURRECT MINIONS FROM YOUR PAST"
"Wow, that's pretty amazing!" Yabaiba excitedly stated.
"THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS PITIFUL WORLD…" The Omnipotent boasted, "HAS BEGUN!"
Another round of laughter shook the chamber, but this time, the six villains joined in the laughter as well.