Earlier after the devastating war and after the rift closed….
Gary Goodspeed, the Last of the Titans, last hope for the universe was dying as he was floating into the nothingness of space as everything in his life was destroyed.
Little Cato, Mooncake, and Quinn.
They were all gone.
He was the last one left alive.
The only plus side from this experience is that KVN is finally dead.
He could feel death closing all around him as HUE was within his helmet.
"GARY, YOU WERE DESTINED TO FAIL. THE ODDS WERE NEVER IN YOUR FAVOR."
"Cut it to me straight, HUE… What are my chances of making out of this?"
"AT YOUR CURRENT RATE, YOU WILL REACH THE POINT OF NO RETURN IN ELEVEN MINUTES AND HAVE TEN MINUTES OF OXYGEN LEFT AND YOU LACK THE REQUIRED ENERGY TO TRANSFORM AGAIN. I AM SORRY." HUE answered.
Gary struggled as he tried to transform into his Titan form and escape the death that would come for him if he did not. In his Titan Form, he was invincible, he could do almost anything as his God-like powers can keep him alive. He could fly out of this mess as the vacuum of space fueled his lungs and carry him back to his planet, Gareth's Hideaway. He could lick his wounds there and get HUE back into the planetary system.
But in his human form, he was able to walk among other livings creatures as an equal, without the fear of them turning him into something he's not. He could be like everyone else, to sing, to dance, have fun with. But there is also a price to this form. In this form, he was most vulnerable, not to aging or illness, but rather to different forms of death. In human form out in the reaches of space, with no help from anyone for miles, he was dead in the water and the reaper was coming to collect his soul.
So, instead of struggling with his certain destiny, he accepted it.
"Don't be. At least you are by my side…." Gary smiled at him as he resigned himself to his fate of dying in space.
"I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU, GARY," HUE assured him as he gave him the little comforts he can provide from the helmet.
He helped Gary face their impending death as it drew every second closer.
How did things lead up to this…?
Hours later in space, next to the Rift to Final Space…
It was an all-out war between the Lord Commander with the corrupted Infinity Guards and Gary with the resistance.
Many ships were being destroyed as they were willing to die for their cause! Tribore, though seemed an idiot at times was a master strategist as he was leading his men. But the Lord Commander was no fool as he had the experience and power to lead his forces.
It was tough to say who would win.
On the Galaxy One…
While all this was happening, Gary was getting ready with the Antimatter Bomb.
He looked beside him and saw a ghost from his past before it disappeared. Was it a sign from his Dad, cheering him on in the afterlife or just his imagination? He didn't know and he didn't have time. This bomb, which was ridiculously painted by KVN was their only hope to stop the lord Commander from destroying Earth.
"Gary, it's time." The former member of the Infinity Guards and his personal crush Quinn spoke as she put her hand on his shoulder.
"Yeah." He spoke as he carried the Antimatter Bomb into the deck as all heard HUE's battle plan.
"Okay, Hue. There is a butt-ton of Infinity Guards out there. How do we get past them?" Gary wondered as the AI calculated his plan.
"THOUGH IT IS HIGHLY RISKY AND THERE IS A PERCENT CHANCE OF FAILURE, WE COULD USE THE LIGHTFOLD ENGINE FOR WEAPONRY CAPABILITIES AND BREAKTHROUGH THEIR DEFENCES. IT WOULD ALLOW US TO CUT THROUGH THE LORD COMMANDER'S ARMY AND ABLE US TO REACH THE RIFT. BUT THERE IS ALSO A PRICE, WITHOUT THE ENGINE, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO LIGHTFOLD AND THEREBY WON'T BE ABLE TO ESCAPE."
"So, do or die, huh?" Gary spoke as he knew what needed to be done, "Do it to it, HUE. Spider Cat, warn Tribore of our attack."
"You got it, Thunder Bandit." The young teen saluted as he sent a message to the leader of the resistance.
Meanwhile on the Lord Commander's Ship…
It was only a matter of time.
The Infinity Guards would finish off the rebels, kill those who possessed the Titan and Mooncake and then rule the universe and be spared from death. It may have taken many years since his rebirth but soon all would be his do as he pleased. The Titans will be free again and he, the Lord Commander will be reborn once more as one of them. Death will finally have no power over him. Everything would be his for the taking, just like the Titans promised him. He would be especially rewarded if he was able to capture and bring the youngest Titan with him.
But as he was fantasizing his greatest wish and desire to be immortal, he notices something was going on. The resistance was no longer attack nor defending. The rebels were instantly retreating, and it seems that the Galaxy One was coming up ahead.
"What are those idiots planning?" The Lord Commander sneered through the glass of his ship as he watched something was charging from the ship.
Then, without warning…
A blast of energy came as the entire Infinity Guards were being obliterated from existence!
Then the Lord Commander realized it, they were using the engine for their Lghtfold as a weapon to wipe out his army. No matter. The Infinity Guards were not the only weapons in his arsenal and now that the Titan and Mooncake were easy pluckings, he can make his move.
"Time to summon the Hive…" The Lord Commander smirked.
As Quinn volunteered to be the bomb holder while the others were to deal with the Lord Commander's forces and Little Cato breaks through into the HIVE, Gary thought it was time to show them what a Titan like him can do.
In his Titan Form, he protected the deck of his ship with his great power while the others were outside defending the Galaxy One. But soon they would be too many of them as KVN fell in battle. It was the happiest moment in Gary's lift when he finally saw that little contraption go off for good.
But that would be short-lived as he watched Mooncake be taken by a tractor beam! Gary knew that the Lord Commander knew he would see this and go after him. But he didn't care as Gary refused to leave his friends behind.
"GARY, THE GALAXY ONE IS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR. WE MUST ABANDON SHIP." HUE warned as everything was falling apart.
"No, if we're going out, let's go out in a bang. You with me, HUE?" Gary suggested with a smirk as he returned to his human form and equid his helmet.
"LET US DO IT."
With no hesitation, Gary slammed into the Lord Commander's Ship!
On the damaged ship of the Lord Commander…
Gary, in his human form and with HUE downloaded into his helmet begin their search for Mooncake.
Though a Titan form would protect him best, something was telling him to stay in his human. Something dark was here and in his Titan Form, he would be vulnerable to its influence. Gary then began to pick up the scent of his little friend and using his Titan power, gain enough enhancement to speed up his search.
Through an endless time of searching, he finally found his friend, trapped within a strange machine and even stranger energy. But also, there was Lord Commander, almost dead as the power he wielded was about to end him.
"Ah, the Gary, it's been a long time since we met. I am thrilled to be in the presence of the youngest of the Titans." The Lord Commander smirked as he began to cough up more black sludge.
Gary finally understood.
The power he sensed before and all those times when the Lord Commander was close but couldn't feel it when he was near Jack… it was a Titan's Powers. Mortals cannot handle that type of power without destroying themselves.
"Jack, listen to me, the power you wield is killing you. But I can help you, I can heal you." Gary voiced as he angered him.
"How do you know my previous identity?" The Lord Commander demanded.
"Because… I am John's son. I'm the son of John Goodspeed. He was your friend and co-pilot, right? He wouldn't want you to do this." The blond Titan in the form of a human voiced as he suddenly felt the Lord Commander's power.
"Do you really think I care about my old life?! No. When the Titans came to me, they embedded me with powers to set them free and make me a fellow Titan, just like you."
"They didn't come to you though; you were just an accident."
That set the Lord Commander off as he used all his strength to flung Gary painfully into space!
In outer space next to the rift…
Gary can only watch as the Titan emerged from the rift and stole the planet!
He had failed, the Earth was gone.
"Gary… Can you hear me?" Quinn spoke in a broken voice.
"Gary, I'm sorry. I wasn't able to save the Earth. But I can at least save you. Goodbye Gary." Quinn teared up as she readied the bomb.
"Quinn! Nononono! QUINN! QUINN!" Gary screamed as the bomb went off, sealing the rift but trapping Quinn inside!
It was all over…
Present time in space…
"GARY, THE COOKIES WILL BE DONE IN…"
"GOODBYE GARY…" HUE said as Gary fell into the void.
All was lost, but Fate was not done with him as a mysterious light touched his body.