Sorry for the huge delay, but it took a while to get all this typed back up. Let’s see…Bioni-Lords Book 4: Sensou (“War”). About 12 years after the defeat of the Dark Knights, Kraahkan-Nui is pulled from his and Avohkii-Nui’s pocket dimension out into the main dimension, prompting a massive war between the forces of good and evil. Konpaku and Les Douze Ombres were working for Kraahkan-Nui, trying to find a way to help him switch worlds (couldn’t do it on his own because it would give Avohkii-Nui an opening in their eternal battle); hadn’t decided on how exactly he was going to make the trip in Sensou, but…anyway. This war is also what Aile’s original vision pointed towards. Everything she’s done since then, she’s done to increase the chances of the good guys winning this war. Now, let me get together a list of everyone involved…
--Good Guys: Khadaz (possibly using a new Super Spirit through gaining control over Darkhadaz), Amy, Rahksean, Lexero, Twani, Midori, Nuvakuta, Zagrin, Kazumi, Rikka, Dranes, Zak, Azara and the other Devil Orb users (they would get reduced to Cores again so Azara could use Redeemed Demon, but I also thought that Azara would be reduced to a Core and the Paladins would undergo the same fate, with Pyrami ultimately using all of their Cores to craft an even more powerful Super Spirit tentatively named “Palademon”), Light Force Paladins, Barometz, Reikaz, Corinwood, Kohena, Toatoa, Zenrei, Kharzani, Kharuun, Hyohana, Neb-X, Neya, Catalina, Keelie, Keizah, Selina, Wraith (relative of Phaenyx, was only shown briefly), any surviving Element-Lords, Marigold, Genakex (would be using Ikhav Gurren Lagann (possibly with Titan) and at some point Combine with Kharuun to form Saigo Ikhav Gurren Lagann, with Kharuun appearing as the ghostly double Phantom Ikhav Gurren Lagann; he would probably also Combine with the Enterprise at some point), Xyla, Kytan, Tahra (going with the plan that had her outside of the main dimension since Book 3, she would be back now and possess the Dimension Heat ability to “incinerate reality”), Titan, Voyager, Prism, Assassin, Legolord (a new Vassal Legendary composed of many Lego bricks), the Gahu (minus Gahu-Shadow), the Elemental Knights (minus Shadow Knight), the Hapori (minus Dume), Avohkii-Nui (maybe, he might just take a back seat)
--Bad Guys: Kraahkan-Nui, Hapori Dume, Tabuu (possibly with his mind restored), One-Winged Angel (freed from his seal), Stained Glass Inmacula (also freed), Konpaku (using Mairi again, possibly has absorbed the other “variants” of Language and Obscure to create a “super Mairi”, would need to absorb Nikari’s Blade of Souls (with the power of Obscural) to perfect it), Absent Sentiment (the sentient Shadow Apprentice who absorbed Shadow Knight’s soul, much more powerful now, probably wielding the Twayblade infused with Gahu-Shadow’s remains), Atomicus (a new Vassal Legendary personifying the force of destruction), Tyrant, Abomination, Union and probably some other Shade-Gang forces, Darkaea (probably; his servants would probably also be released from Subspace)
…Whew. I think that’s everyone. Anyway, in the end, Khadaz would use a suicide attack to weaken Kraahkan-Nui to the point where Avohkii-Nui could drag him back into the pocket dimension, which is considered a victory for the good guys. Don’t know how many others would have died in the process, but there probably would have been some deaths for characters who otherwise are generally protected for plot purposes. You know, for added drama and such. The final scene would be around a year after the end of the war, with Hyohana giving birth to a son who they then name Khadaz, in order to keep his memory alive or something like that.
My plans for Sensou were looking messier and messier as time went on. I wasn’t entirely sure how to structure it, or how to make a story with that many characters work…probably wouldn’t have looked too good no matter what I did! It always seemed like a good place to introduce a lot of cool stuff, though…
Lastly, there’s Bioni-Lords Book 5: Furoku (“Supplement”). This wasn’t so much going to be a Book as a collection of short stories, filling in blanks in the timeline, showing alternate timelines, and, amidst all that, continuing events past the end of Book 4. I wanted Nk and Zagrin to have one final fight (as promised way back in Book 1), and I also wanted to do something with Khadaz Ikhav the Second—possibly something involving a Bioni-Lords civil war, but I hadn’t really worked anything out. The main post-Sensou plot, though, wouldn’t take place in the main universe.
Khadaz did not actually die in his final attack. Instead, he was transported to Twilight Space, where he meets up with Yume and King Syrag (who did the same thing as Khadaz and has been there ever since), and is finally introduced to their master: the Twilight Monarch. The Monarch is from a race of beings known as “Transdimensionals”, who possess immense power and move through worlds as they see fit. The Twilight Monarch governs Twilight Space, as it is the gateway between the Bioni-Lords Universe and every other universe out there. He does his best to keep the universe safe from threats both inside and out, primarily through servants since he is not allowed to interfere directly. Syrag has been fighting off individuals who would want to invade the Bioni-Lords Universe, and has not aged a day since individuals only experience the flow of time when within their home universe. Yume more usually delivers messages to important individuals in the universe, also does not age, and…well, her backstory is a little embarrassing. She is actually the character Hanajima from the manga/anime Fruits Basket; her world (likely one in parallel to the world actually presented in the series) was destroyed, but she was able to survive due to her abilities. The Twilight Monarch rescued her and she has been working for him ever since. While Tahra, Vitirus, and Zempyst were here, they assisted Syrag in defending Twilight Space and also went out into the multiverse to hunt down some other threats.
Khadaz is given the opportunity to work for the Twilight Monarch, but he would rather go back home. He is told he may only do so if he is able to defeat the Twilight Monarch in battle. Naturally, he accepts. It doesn’t go well. During the fight, however, Khadaz unlocks a new ability: a transformation known as “Unlimited Ikhav,” which is an evolution of the Ikhav ability to defy fate. Unlimited Khadaz wears a black jumpsuit with dark green armor on his shoulders, torso, feet, and limbs, and a green Kanohi Hau; he is able to use the abilities of any Spirit or Super Spirit Khadaz has ever fused with (including Gahu Darkhadaz by loophole). It’s not a Spirit, but he is still able to boost his power through Chikara Compression, so all these things combined makes him really, really strong. But he still loses. Without any choice, Khadaz starts working for the Twilight Monarch, going out to visit other universes and fighting off anything that might want to find its way into his world.
(I had originally planned to use Unlimited Ikhav in a short series for the story’s 10th
anniversary, where Khadaz, Genakex, and Kharuun would fight favorite villains from the Ikhav Trilogy and ultimately battle an upgraded Stained Glass (Stained Glass Monoschroma) that could absorb individuals by turning them into small stained glass windows. Khadaz would use the Unlimited form to beat Monoschroma, then give up the power to return to his world, which had a failsafe or something built in to prevent him from using it while there. You know, something weird like that to prevent him from using it in Sensou, which would canonically take place a few years after this whole thing.)
I hadn’t quite pinned down what sort of threats Khadaz would be fighting, but I thought it would be cool to have something (or multiple things) so awful that he had to gather a team of Unlimited Ikhav. Only one Ikhav is born with the ability to achieve the Unlimited form, but this ability is given to a different Ikhav in different timelines. So, the Twilight Monarch would send Khadaz into alternate timelines to recruit the Unlimited Ikhav of each. The basic abilities and form of the transformation are the same for all Unlimited Ikhav, but each has a different armor color and Kanohi. Possible teammates would’ve been:
-Kharuun: Brown armor, Great Kakama
-Genakex: Red armor, Great Pakari
-Norscu: Purple armor, Noble Matatu
-Rien: Black armor, Great Miru
-Kytan: White armor, Great Akaku (Armor color and Kanohi were still tentative. Also, Unlimited Kytan would be able to bypass the restrictions on Krahka’s abilities, enabling him to use the powers of any Spirit (barring the Nui) as well as any Super Spirit.)
-Reikaz: Orange armor, Noble Mahiki
-Azara: Pale green armor, Great Kaukau
Eventually, all threats would be dealt with, and Khadaz would approach the Twilight Monarch for another chance to win passage home—his last chance. The Monarch would change things up by forming three portals: one leading to Khadaz’s world, one leading to another part of Twilight Space, and one leading to some random other world. If Khadaz could make it to one of those, the battle would end. Khadaz would pull out all the stops: Unlimited Ikhav, Spirit Weapons, Blades of Souls, Chikara Compression (which he would have refined enough that he can use Burst up to five times at once, simply referred to as “Chikara Compression Burst 5”), the works. He’s able to incapacitate the Monarch long enough to reach a portal…but I wasn’t going to tell you which one. How cruel of me! Leaving you to forever wonder if Khadaz made it home, if he continued serving the Monarch for eternity, or if he ended up lost amidst the multiverse!
…But since we’re doing things this way, there’s no point in keeping it a secret. My plan was for Khadaz to take the portal leading to a random world, so that in other stories, I could give him cameos and show him gradually working his way from world to world trying to find his way home. Hadn’t decided if he was ever going to make it.
So, there’s the outline for the rest of the saga I had planned. I suppose there are some other bits of info I didn’t include in these posts, but eh, don’t know that I’ll be typing those up any time soon. If you guys have any questions, do feel free to ask, and I won’t keep any secrets. Again, thank you all for the support you’ve offered over the years. It was loads of fun while it lasted!