A/N: Inspired by reading the graphic novels of the Lunar Chronicles Series, TDK's Scavenger Hunt and mini-GCN series. Pitching if the characters of Lunar Chronicles fought against the Clown Prince of Crime himself in his agent of chaos' morality.
It was the dawn of mankind.
Ever since Earth landed its first man on the moon, people far and wide looked to the stars.
Numbers of Astronauts were increasing to see the universe above the skies, although wars and conflicts are still fought-almost many branches of science fiction are becoming a reality. The Moon is the most unique place of its destination. Humans have increased their scientific technology to land and colonize on it. So did escalations...
During the years of Cold War, the Space Race has taken humans to take attention on astronomy. Many created sci-fic media and shows to envision if humans could reach that level, such as sailing in galactic space ships out in the universe or arguing about the ideals of morality and time being a giant ball while mythical knights fought and zapping lasers at each other. Androids found their own awareness of emotions and thoughts. Independent A.I's were feared for awhile, until many found a way to "get along".
Then again, anyone expects it, that history often and always repeat history.
World Wars III and IV were fought. Many can argue what was the outcome or what has caused it. Perhaps it was a dreaded environment's tensions, or certain power-hungry people often lose their minds.
Due to the wars, the United Nations evolved into the Earthen Union; consisting of six different nations-each are on all familiar geographical continents such as the American Republic and European Federation. Space colonies were made and focused on.
Eventually, the colony on the moon declared its independence. Peace treaties and agreements were signed after constant bickering and debates. But what made many eyed it with suspicion was that a pioneer with name Blackburn established a monarchy. He gained an unusual ability of "bioelectric manipulation". Which can persuade or gain control of the mind without physical force. Thus so did many generations on the moon, and his own descendants. So did generations containing "shells" which can have the ability to resist them.
But power corrupts in the Lunar monarchy system, they persecuted the Lunars with "shells". They fled to Earth, but only doing so gave the corrupted ruler of the Moon another advantage: "Letumosis" disease. Where unaware refugees spread this "Lunar sickness" to others. So the conspiracy began to conquer Earth through this. Earth was under constant fear of this situation.
However, thanks to certain heroes of the generation lead by a long-lost princess found the cure.
As the rightful ruler of the Lunar kingdom, Linh Cinder Blackburn's adventures seemed to come from fairy tales of the old.
She gained such unique friends in her heroic journey to overthrow the evil queen of the moon: Emperor Kai of the Eastern Commonwealth, Throne and Cress from the American Republic, Scarlett and Wolf who are currently living in European Federation-France, an independent close friend android named Iko, and Princess Winter with Jacin from the moon itself.
Altogether with close allies, they sought a peaceful relationship of the present Lunar Republic itself and Earth. This meant the end of the reign or dynasty of Blackburn monarchy. Many felt very uncertain without their icon leading them fairly and justly. However, thanks to brilliance and challenges from the past has sought to unite many in under one banner of a peaceful nation.
They fought their first challenge which begins with rogue wolf soldiers from Earth with intent to make Cinder pay for what her ancestors did.
Then they meet their more challenges yet, which will test their wills, and strength of their desire to preserve a peaceful time.
A new American Republican ambassador to the new-found Lunar Republic was elected; the trustworthy Harvey Dent.
A very humble ally, one that was inspired by American and world leaders alike from the past. He rose to fame due to his commitment to root out corruption within the law enforcement branches.
Cinder and Winter voiced their praise of him, improving relations between the Moon and Earth: "We Truly Believe In Harvey Dent".
Many rose to rally call for their support for Dent. Many called for stopping the hesitation of peace between the Moon and Earth since many still distrust Cinder. However, among the underworld of Earth's corruptions-many wanted felons became a new driving force for an unknown threat...
A wanted poster was issued:
For multiple counts of disturbance and murder
Scars and Marks: "Glasgow Smile"
Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous
American Republic's Tonight news have reported the Election of Harvey Dent. However, many have criticized his commitment of justice being very forceful and brash. Those criticisms however were exposed as they were part of political corruptions.
Their present second news report described Cinder's biography, and some called it "shady".
The third report describes the media trusting Winter more, stating that the past rogue wolf soldiers were Cinder's "fault". Escalation of popularity grew.
Fourth report stated that Harvey Dent is now elected and is helping the Earthen Union to improve relations. Some want him to investigate "honest" politicians who are close allies to the last Lunar queen. Most notably Capt. James Gordon of American Republic forces, who is modeled after likes of Johnny Broderick, Melvin Purvis, Elliot Ness, and William H. Parker. Even stating he is far as past FBI director Hoover. He is close friend to once-runway heroic Capt. Throne, which both helped to clear rogue wolf soldiers. Many want a closer eye on him and Cinder's friends also.
The fifth report interviewed suspected corrupt politicians (usually want no connections of Earthen Union and Lunar Republic) which they waved off all Gordon, Dent, and Cinder with her friends who are stated as "stuff of politics".
Sixth report then has Ambassador Harvey Dent himself being interviewed. He narrowed his points very clearly and visually. Then breaking news approached in, series of bank robberies with clown masks. No identification yet do far. Soon the report of last rogue wolf soldiers are wrapped up.
"Buyers beware! We told you we can take you to places! All of us are pretty hungry for vengeance!"
Soon enough, Cinder's close android Iko took down the last remaining foes. Once even crashing down upon a van full of targets.
"Soon enough, the relations between the Lunar Republic and Earthen Union, mainly with the American Republic will thrive thanks to Mr. Dent, the man who now gave attention to hunt down last remaining Lunar's rogue wolfish soldiers. Ladies and Gentlemen, the new face of diplomacy-Harvey Dent."
"Thank you, thank you everyone. I will be brief. Ever since the revolution on the Moon, we will make rightful connections with Cinder herself, cooperating with her to ensure a better future. Any questions?"
"Mr. Dent? Mr. Dent! What are comments condemning you that you are supportive the Lunar's bureaucracy, than over with American Republic?"
"I can ensure you that I am loyal to the republic, nothing more, than to have another unnecessary war. With Capt. James and Throne, we shall stop any unprovoked attacks upon peace."
"Sir, there are reports of Joker cards being found in political crime scenes, escalating into terrorism, what is your response to that? Is this a new threat to diplomacy between the Lunar Republic and Earth?"
"I cannot answer for that certain investigation. Hopefully this perpetrator will be caught. Next question?"
"Did former-Queen Cinder made the right decision of using her full might of power to transform her own government?"
"My priority is not to focus on Cinder's actions. My priority is to establish the peace treaty between the moon and Earth themselves. Or else there will be another war that breaks out."
"Sir, there is something with-BZZZT!"
PLEASE STAND BY
I BeLiVe In HaRvEy DeNt
*Black-and-white noir films are distributed and are disturbing with intent*
TEE-HEE TEE-HEE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
TEE-HEE TEE-HEE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
TEE-HEE TEE-HEE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
*Black-and-white noir films are distributed and are disturbing with intent intensifies
TEE-HEE TEE-HEE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
*Black-and-white noir films are distributed and are disturbing with intent intensifies*
*Black-and-white noir films are distributed and are disturbing with intent intensifies*
"CINDER-YOU ARE JUST A FREAK..."
*Black-and-white noir films are distributed and are disturbing with intent intensifies to burning everything, went backwards*
A man with a clown mask, wipes a bloody face on the camera's lenses.
"LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE!"
TEE-HEE TEE-HEE TEE-HEE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!
A bloody playing card is shown on the black screen.
"WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!"
After bargaining with the scattered wolf soldiers with taste of sweet revenge and comeback, he threatened the remaining suck-up corrupt politicians with his coat of grenades with an oath of no peace between Moon and Earth, with a price.
They thought they can just cooperate with him for while, thinking full well no one can't fulfill their promises. In other words, they thought they can use the Joker as a leverage and pin the blame on him.
He actually really mean it.
"A female corpse that looks like the beloved Lunar Queen was displayed at the Earthen Union hall, alongside with a video threat. Viewer discretion is highly advised".
An unknown female hostage is held by the Joker.
"Tell me your name!" he said sweetly.
"B-B-Be-Bella, sweetie-are you the real Queen Cinder?"
"No..." she whimpered.
"NO?! THEN WHY ARE YOU DRESSED LIKE HER?!" as he took a hand and played around an obvious toy tiara. "Whooo-Hooo! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
"She is a symbol that we don't have to be afraid like people like you..."
"But you are-YOU REALLY ARE!"
She whimpered more in agony.
"OH-HUSHSHSHSHSHSH! Now then!"
The camera reveals himself.
"THIS IS REALLY WHAT YOUR PRINCESS DID TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM! YOU WANT LAW AND ORDER IN THE GALAXY?! WELL THEN THE PRINCESS WILL NOT SIGN THE NEW PEACE TREATY AND ADMIT ALL OF HER ANCESTRAL CRIMES AGAINST EARTH. OH, AND EVERYDAY SHE DOESN'T-PEOPLE WILL DIE!"
The camera was close to his face.
"I Am A Man Of My Word-Tee Hee HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" as he went savagely kills the hostage in the makeshift video threat.
"This is just in! A politician of the Eastern Commonwealth committee, who is under investigation for corrupt dealings, is found dead in his home-with his mouth slashed open. Janet Surillo of the African Union is killed by a car bomb filled with Joker cards. American Republican army officer Gillian Loeb have been poisoned, which Throne and Gordon were present at that time. His funeral is going to be held, with Harvey Dent and traveling Lunar ambassador Princess Winter-wait what?"
The news reporter received more horrifying news via earbud.
"There have been more breaking news, Dent himself is being a guest at Cinder's palace was attacked by the Joker himself on the Moon with rogue wolf soldiers! He held and dropped from a window a woman named Tressa Kinney. Fortunately, with Cinder there and the attack was fended off though the Joker himself has escaped. Ms. Kinney was rescued by her brother Liam. Leaving two victims in his wake at Earth: Patrick Harvey of European Federation and Richard Dent of United Kingdom."
"Funeral proceedings will be held for dear late Loeb in the American Republic forces. Security there of course will be high."
It is pretty funny.
"Honor Guard, aim!"
When no one recognizes you, though what you did.
Sun Tzu explains it is pretty ironic when everyone is oblivious.
AND THAT'S "THEE" CUE, HERE WE GO.
The Joker, without his make-up, points his weapon at the Australian representative named Patrick Verona from the Earthen Union, on the podium.
Throne with Winter's guard Jacin and Gordon noticed quickly. Without warning, Gordon grabs the man and lands down as he was hit.
Everybody screaming, it was a music to the fleeing Joker's ears.
Everybody screamed at Harvey Dent to not let Cinder of Lunar Republic sign a peace treaty with Earth under the constant threat of this new terrorism.
Dent, undaunted, stated firmly under the presence of "the darkest hour is just before the dawn which the dawn will be coming".
Soon enough, as he is sent under heavy escort, the Joker rushes in-knowing full well it was a bait made by Cinder's friends.
It's all part of the plan...
The Joker groans, pulls himself up from his already fallen fun-truck. His firearm shoots out as he struggles to get up. He cracks his neck to get ready.
Come on...come on!
Shoots at certain vehicles incoming to make some space.
Come on...COME ON!
He shoots once again, ready for the unstoppable force...
COME ON...COME ON!
...to meet the immovable object.
COME On, Come on, I want you to do it. Come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it, I want to do it!
"So COME ON! I WANT YOU TO DO IT! HIT ME!" He shouted furiously, daring Cinder's robotic friend to run him over with the steampunk-motorcycle.
She shouts aloud furiously.
Iko turns her cycle around him, and crashed into the fallen truck.
The Joker smirked, and pulled his switchblade out. Hums along as he got nearer and nearer.
One of his hired henchmen tries to grab Iko, but was electrocuted by one of her defense mechanism in surprise.
The Joker laughed and mocked him. After spitting on him, he tries to do the job himself but was held gunpoint by very-much-alive Capt. James Gordon.
"GAAAAHHHH! Would you please give me a minute-oof!"
Gordon held him at gunpoint while the Joker was forced on the ground. "We got you, son of...!"
In response, the Joker surrendered imminently.
Dent was escorted quickly and safely, "Quite a surprise-back from the dead?"
Gordon chuckled in response, "We got him, sir!"
Only if it was that simple. The Joker already had a back-up plan.
Winter and Jacin were both captured by corrupt escorts. So was Dent. Each three were in different locations, rigged with time-bombs.
Gordon was mockingly greeted, "Evening, Commissioner..."
"Harvey Dent never made it home. So did Ms. Winter and Jacin."
"Of course not."
"What have you done with them?"
He scoffs innocently, "Me? I was right here! Who did you leave him with, hm? Your people? Assuming, of course, that they are still your people...and not those pompous folk who hate the Moony Queen. Does it depress you, Commissioner, to know just how alone you really are? Does it make you feel responsible for their current predicament?"
Gordon was undaunted, calmly he replied, "Where is he?"
"What's the time?" The Joker deadpanned.
"What difference does that make?"
"Well, depending on the time, they all could be in one place, or several."
Gordon uncuffs the Joker and gets up to leave, "If we're gonna play games, I'm gonna need a cup of coffee."
Joker sarcastically smirked, "Ah, the "good cop, bad cop" routine? Eh?"
Gordon sees Iko is behind him, "Not exactly."
The lights suddenly turn on, revealing Iko standing behind the Joker, who gets his head smashed into the table.
"Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy. He can't feel the next..."
Iko in response cuts him off by smashing the Joker's knuckles with his fist.
The Joker comically waiting to register the pain, "See?"
"What's your game here, manic? Why you want Cinder?"
"I wanted to see what she would do. And you with her and others didn't disappoint. You let about five people die. Then you let your friends take your place. Even to a guy like me, that's cold."
"Where are they?" She furiously replied.
"Those political fools want peace gone so they can get back to the way things were. But I know the truth. There's no going back. She changed things...forever."
"Then why'd you wanna kill her?"
He laughs hysterically in response, "I don't wanna kill her, of course! What would I do without her and you guys? Go back to ripping off the dealers? No. No...no. She...she completes me."
Iko wasn't having none of it, "You're garbage who kills for money."
"Don't talk like one of them, you're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, Cinder with you and other "cohorts" are just a freak like me! They need her for guidance right now. When they don't...they'll cast her out. Like a leper. See, their morals, their code: it's a bad joke. They're dropped at the first sign of trouble."
He lets that to sink in to the independent-minded android. "After all, we know what happened to her auntie and those packs of hungry wolves".
"They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these, uh...civilized people, they'll eat each other. In turn, good o'l Cinder will have to get her hands dirty again. See, I'm not a monster; I'm just ahead of the curve."
Angry Iko grabs the Joker across the table.
"I don't have time for this. Where are they!?"
"You have all these rules, and you think they'll save you. I meant you tranquilize wolves for fun-"
Iko slams the Joker against the wall.
"I have orders and rules!"
"Ooh, then that's the thing you'll have to break to know the truth, tin can!"
"Oh yeah, clown freak?! Which is?"
"The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules. And tonight you're gonna break your rules to please queeny!"
"I'm considering it." She deadpans.
"Oh please. You're gonna have to play my little game if you want to save one of them."
She realizes, Winter and Jacin...
"You know, for a while there, I thought all of you guys aren't caring for one and another. I mean on the trip to the moon to pay Dent a visit-the way Cinder and your friends threw themselves after the "maid"..." He smirks.
This comment throws Iko into a fit of rage; she flips the Joker onto the table and wedges the chair against the door handle so no one else can get in.
"Look at you go!" As he cracks his back, "Does Harvey know very well about your "Snow White" and her little bunny "Prince Charming?"
With her effort to get him speaking, she smashes The Joker's head against the glass window.
"WHERE ARE THEY?!"
The Joker adopts a lecturing tone, "Killing is making a choice, Arnold..."
Iko punches The Joker in the face.
"WHERE ARE THEY?!"
"You choose between one life or the other, Jenny. Your friend the district ambassador. Or the blushing couple to be."
Iko punches The Joker in the face again, and to her surprise, The Joker laughs hysterically through all of it.
"You have nothing! Nothing to threaten me with, nothing to do with all your strength!"
She then picks The Joker up by his shirt in frustration, "GAHHHH!"
"Don't worry, I'm gonna tell you where they are, Robo-Cop! Both of 'em. And that's the point: you'll have to choose. He's at 250 52nd Street. And they're at...Avenue X at Cicero! And You BETTER HURRY! TIME IS RUNNING OUT-OOF!"
Iko storms out.
"Which one of them are you going after?"
"WINTER AND JACIN!"
"We'll get Dent! We're going to 250 52nd Street! Go! GO!"
Kilson is one of my psycho buddies. I promised to take care his ear-spitting headache. Additionally, I am having short amount of henchmen here, all wolves are taken away to the Moon basically. It's bane of my life when you have to do things everything by your self...
"Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick." as he imitates his guard.
"You can't savor all of the...little...emotions. You see, in their...last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way...I knew your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"
Soon enough, he had a ticked-off hostage under his mercy with a broken shard of glass from the intense interrogation.
"WHAT DO YOU WANT?!"
"...I just want my phone call."
In other words, I didn't want to order Vietnamese food, I kept my promise-
From a certain cell: "Is that...a...phone?"
That's the cue once again, I slit my hostage-and let the surprise do its works, and oh, all three are just fine, it is just they won't be same again.
"More further escalation on the manhunt for the notorious anarchist, the Joker! A.R's Ambassador Harvey Dent, Sir Jacin Clay of Lunar honor guard, and Lunar Ambassador Winter have been rescued. In this breath-taking version twist of fate; Dent was rigged to exploding purple paint, and two Lunars to a trick bomb..."
Harvey's suit and his face are bit two-faced mess. Only a half of himself is covered in paint, so far he was fine and alive along with others. He almost couldn't believe it that he was so close to death. He had reassured Winter and Clay to profound with true feelings for each other. In other words, he was the best "wingman" Winter and Clay can ask for when they are near to death.
Meanwhile, the clown ran off with his henchmen in a spaceship to "jump over the moon".
It is time to finish this...
In a quick pit-stop, it is time to get rid of these outrageous suck-up guys...
"It seems you are not crazy as you look!"
"Like I promised! I am a man of my word!"
The remaining crafty politicians thought they got what they wanted: No peace between the Moon and Earth. They paid him handsomely before-long. In a huge pile of money.
"You see, friends, I'm a guy of simple tastes. I enjoy uhh, dynamite, and gunpowder, and GASOLINE!"
Certain wolfish thugs starts spraying gasoline onto the given money.
The corrupt representatives from Earthen Union were shocked and tries to stop it.
The Joker turns jabs his gun in their faces. "Nah-HA!"
"And you know what they have in common? They're cheap!"
"You said you were a man of your word!"
The Joker plucks the Cuban cigar from the one of their lips.
"Oh I am."
The Joker comically blows on the cigar. "I'm only burning my half. Besides, don't all of you guys say that "drugs are bad"?"
He tosses the cigar at the pile.
They helplessly watches the money catch fire.
"All you fellows care about is money. This world deserves a better class of criminal, and I'm going to give it to them. Tell all of your men they work for me now. This is my city."
"They won't work for a freak!" one of them spat unwisely. The Joker gets visibly upset.
"Freak, eh?" as he pulls his knife in front of them. "Why don't we cut all you guys up in to little pieces and then feed you to them, and then you'll see how loyal a hungry dog REALLY is! Have at them, boys!"
Their men grabs them forcefully and given them to the now-hungry wolfish cohorts.
"It's not about money. It's about sending a message..."
The Joker watches the towering flames. A hostage screams on top of the burning pile.
The Joker pulls out a phone...
Meanwhile, philanthropist Linh Adri; the stepmother of Cinder, was given an interview of her side of view on the escalation. To no surprise, she believes it was Cinder's fault in the first place. Suddenly, the female reporter that have been interviewing her received a call.
"Oop! We got a call, so then-what is your further side of things?"
The ominous familiar voice then had everyone's heart stop.
"I had a vision, dreamed of a world without "Cinderella". Many of her enemies tried to ground a little profit and her friends tried to shut them down, one block at a time. And it was so... boring. I don't want her phony nice stepmother to run on her mouth on this matter, but why should I have all the fun! LET'S GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A TRY, HUH? If Ms. Adri isn't dead in under thirty minutes, then I am going to blow up an already chosen hospital from any part of the world!"
Chaos ensued, the world went mad. The Joker meanwhile from his spaceship, painted a smiling face on the window viewing Earth.
It ended with Cinder forcing herself to rescue her stepmother from mobs of people, trying to take her life.
"An explosion occurred in one of Australia's hospitals, obliterating it into pieces. No one else was harmed."
BZZZT* PLEASE STAND BY
A tied up reporter upside down was forced to read certain passages.
"What-What does it take to make you to join in? *Gasp* You failed to kill the evil stepmother, and it was so-so easy...*Gasp* I am going to get you off the bench and into the game. So, here it is-when the night falls, the Moon shall be mine, anyone shall play by my rules. If you moony people want to get out now, get out fast. But a number of chosen spaceships will have a surprise..."
The Joker showed himself to the camera and states, "For twas, one step for man! ONE LEAP FOR CHAOS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Many sectors of the Luna were being evacuated, many were fearful for their lives.
With the news reporter held hostage with the others, the Joker set up a diabolical scheme to trick Cinder and her friends.
A hired mercenary named Bane, joined in the fray. The Joker hired him, when he was in the mist of planning a second revolution for Luna itself, thinking Cinder must be cleansed from Earth's moon.
Throne and Cress with Gordon, Winter and Sir Jacin with Sir Liam, Iko, and Emperor Kai all meet up with Cinder to escort the Cabinet containing Dr. Benson, Sir Garrison, Thaumaturge, Dela, and Krander with the rest of fleeing Lunars aristocrats. Kai volunteered to move the fleeing Luna government officials to Eastern Commonwealth.
Meanwhile, a spaceship has all detained wolfish rogues escorted by Wolf (Kesley). However the Joker's remaining wolves hijacked it-taking Scarlet as hostage, unfortunately all were for nasty surprise.
The Joker announced that he has hacked the networks of two peculiar spaceships: "Tonight you're all gonna be part of a social experiment. Through the magic of diesel fuel and ammonium nitrate, I'm ready right now to blow you all sky high. Anyone attempts to get off in escape pods, you all die. Each of you has a remote... to blow up the other spaceship. At certain time, I blow you all up. If, however, one of you presses the button, I'll let that ship live. So, who's it going to be: Blackburn's wolfish experiments, or the so-called sweet and innocent aristocrats? You choose. Oh, and you might want to decide quickly, because the people on the other boat might not be so noble..."
Cress and Winter quickly went on working to stall the detonators' signals that are rigged to explode the spaceships. They soon tracked down where the Joker is.
Kai conversed with Dr. Benson, Sir Garrison, Thaumaturge, Dela, and Krander to calm the others. Wolf already convinced the prisoners that they were played...
Capt. Throne and Gordon, Liam, Sir Jacin, Iko, and Cinder with the Luna honor guard found that the diabolical scheme was hostages being switched with places of remaining Joker's henchmen. Quickly, all took them out with tranquilizers. Unfortunately there wasn't enough for Bane...
The Masked Man himself grabbed Iko from her hiding spot and fought with her. "Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, you merely adopted the dark!" as Iko tries to use the shadows to trick Bane.
"I was born in it! Molded by it! I didn't see the light until I was already a man; by then, it was nothing to me but blinding!" as he brought up Iko from already defeated Jacin and Gordon.
Liam tries to confront him before he can do anything to Iko.
"The shadows betray you, because they belong to me. I will show you where I have made my home, while preparing to bring justice! Then, I will break you. Your precious armoury, gratefully accepted! We will need it!" He raises Iko above his head.
"Ah yes, I was wondering what would break first. Your spirit, or your body?!" as he slams Iko upon his knee, crumbling her hardware back. Iko could not get her vision set correctly, last thing she saw was Bane grabbing Throne, and heading off to the room where the Joker is.
Throne was thrown in where the clown is, after being bashed into several walls. "NICE OF YOU TO DROP IN, and You are JUST IN TIME!" He quipped happily while fiddling with a rubber ball.
"THIS CRAFTY ONE IS MINE, PAYSO!" Bane stated loudly as he held Throne. "Eh-Ahahaha! Remember, you gave me your word!" the Joker interrupted while patting a dynamite detonator.
With a final punch, Bane left the room, "You have a day-it's time where "I freed Luna"."
Throne groaned from massive wounds. The Joker chuckles, "Do they have manners from where he comes from?"
He steps over on him, "You see! It is a tradition in my house to open one present at a time on offensive holidays!"
The Joker looks over his row of detonators, "OH! Before the fireworks finale-how about this one!"
Bane held beaten up Liam, with half-crippled silent Iko in the front seats to see the second "revolution".
"Why didn't you just...kill me?" Liam groaned.
"You don't fear death now. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe." Bane replies.
"Torture?" He spat.
"Yes. But not of your body... Of your soul. I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why prisons are the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has rotted here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Luna, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clambering over each other to stay in the sun. You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Luna's inevitable destiny... We will destroy it and then, when it is done and is...ashes... then you have my permission to die."
Meanwhile Gordon escapes and rally up the rest of the remaining Lunar honor guards and soldiers with some volunteers. Cinder has a plan to save everyone...
Bane blared his message across the moon, and live broadcasts. As many evacuated the Moon, only two spaceships are held hostage...
"Behind you stands a symbol of oppression. Artemisia, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this woman, Queen Cinder Blackburn-who has been held up to you as the shining example of manipulation!"
He holds up a picture of her, and then tears it up.
"You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you tearing down this CORRUPT CITY! We will take Luna from the corrupt, the rich, the oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you - the people."
He motioned to a swayed or horrified crowds.
"Luna is yours. Cinder shall not interfere, do as you please. But start by storming the capital and freeing the oppressed!"
Right on cue, huge lines of explosions appeared on top of the Moon's crust-yet not obliterating the moon. From Earth-it seemed to a have a rising fiery smile ripped on it.
"Step forward, those who would serve! For an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed! Blood will be shed! The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city...!"
He lets it to sink in.
"... it will endure. Luna will survive!"
The Joker hoots and laughs to the long line of the spreading fire he has unleashed. "-AND THE PARTRIDGE IN THE PEAR TREE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Suddenly Jacin and Cinder with Scarlet burst into the room, and all saw the destruction he caused.
Enraged Clay grabbed the Joker by surprise and shouted, "How many Lives DID YOU JUST TAKE?!"
"Um-none, I think-That was a little show for our dear friend there! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Say, how's Winter!"
He then threw him off where the already clicked dynamite detonators are and helped Throne up with Cinder. The Joker quickly disappears.
Bane, meanwhile, sees the approaching army lead by Cinder confronting his own army. "...Open fire" as he motioned to the captured cannons.
Suddenly, according the plan-Scarlet uses machinery to destroy Bane's far-ranged weapons with her sharp skills. Bane was in for surprise as all overrun his so-called army.
He soon fought his way to Cinder as Cinder fought her way with Throne and Cress, Winter and Jacin, and Gordon.
"So you came here to take your throne back?" Bane questioned.
"No" Cinder answered, with smirk. "I am here because Cinder told me too," revealing it was Iko in disguise of Cinder, thanks to memory chip transfer with Liam and Gordon.
The real Cinder Blackburn rescued Liam and Iko's once-been body. Not long enough soon, she confronted the Joker. Iko then bashed with furious Bane, who have been outwitted.
"AH I AM SO GLAD, YOU FINALLY MADE IT! NOW WE CAN DANCE TOGETHER FOR REAL!" as he gestured to the two floating spaceships waiting to explode.
"Where's the detonator, clown!"
The Joker, in response, has three stationed wolf soldiers coming to get her. Liam shot them with tranquilizer with an ease.
"GRRRRRAAAAAHHHH!" The Joker swiftly attacks both Cinder and Liam.
Iko baited Bane for his strength, knowing full well in art of war-she can play around Bane.
Bane was annoyed, he already destroyed this android. This one now bears Cinder's face. Very Pitiful-
Then Iko strikes-ripping Bane's mask that contained his pain.
Bane was shocked...
For the first time he was weak...
Enraged, he unleashed every barge of punches on the android that bears Cinder's face, but Iko moved out the way-and smashed her foot into Bane's crab-like mask.
He fell and was bashed into the panel of glass doors. Iko knocks out an incoming foe with a shotgun. Bane tries to reach for the gun as his strength fails him.
"I have to say, the whole no-guns thing? I might feel it as strongly as you do."
She then proceeds to kick Bane in the face away from the firearm. Bane cradles to himself if he is old or weak as an infant. Showing his shell of his former self.
"As you only rely on strength. You see, it's the slow knife, the knife that takes it's time, the knife that waits years without forgetting, then slips quietly between the bones, that's the knife, that cuts deepest."
Iko finishes as she shot Bane with a tranquilizer from her hidden finger guns, piercing his mask's middle forehead, and knocking him out.
"All the old familiar places!" as the Joker stuns Liam out. He was over Cinder, trapping her. "We really should stop this fighting your majesty, otherwise, we'll miss the fireworks!"
"There won't be any fireworks!" she angrily replied.
"And here we…go..."
Wolf already threw it away, of what should been done. Kai with the others have thrown away the detonator, all refusing to play the clown's game.
Confused, the Joker looks at his watch.
"What were you trying to prove? That deep down, everyone's as crazy as you? You're alone!" Cinder smirked.
The Joker snarls in fury and pulls out another detonator, "You can't rely on anyone these days, you gotta do everything yourself. Don't we?! That's okay, milady. I came prepared. It's a funny world that we live in. Speaking of which, you know how I got these scars?" He said with a cocky brow.
"No…but I know how you got these!" Cinder with all her strength-her metal hand went hitting the Joker in the face, who drops the detonator in shock; she kicks him off the building. Laughing that someone responded him with a decent pun.
"HOO-HOO HAWHAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-ACK! Aw-GRRR!"
But then she snares his legs with a grapple and hoists him up.
"Uhh, you…you just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly proved me wrong, haven't YOU?! Huh? You won't kill me, out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness because of the past... and I won't kill you, because you're just too much fun! I think you and I should this more often..."
"You'll be in a padded cell forever!"
"Maybe we could share one! You know, they'll be doubling up at the rate this moon inhabitants of losing their minds."
"Earth and Luna just showed you that it's full of people ready to believe in good!" Cinder replied.
The Joker giggles, "Until their spirit breaks completely! That's why the people need you more than ever! LONG LIFE FOR YOU YOUR MAJESTY! Ah-HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!"
The flames that were on the moon ceased. Luna was saved again. Everyone rested up from their injuries. Throne is overlooked by Cress, Jacin and Winter comforted each other, Scarlet is relived that Wolf is still alive and hugs him, Liam helped Iko to gain a new body, and Kai and Cinder embraced each other that this is over.
Just as always, the peace between Earth and Luna has recovered and is signed without a second thought. Dent was there looking over the proceedings.
Lunar Cabinet praised Gordon for his actions.
After a long night of escorting last of the prisoners to where they belong, Gordon head off home in the American Republic, Earth.
There, at his house, he looked over a tarot card that is gained in one of Joker's crime scenes.
The image showed a hanging jester, laughing and laughing.
One word says it all: HA.