Silence stared at a monitor screen, arms crossed as he watched footage of Saur and X unleashing the power of their newly-acquired meme energy on a loop. His eyes narrowed in discontent as he contemplated the situation.
Silence:...this is not good...
He held up his right fist in front of his face as it suddenly became surrounded in black flames.
Silence:...I had isolated this ability from my teammates in order to take them by surprise...but now that Saur and X have learned of these powers, it will not be long before others discover their secrets. I will do what must be done during the next assault...before THEY catch wind of this.
Silence unclenched his fist as Dreval entered the room, flames disintegrating before she even knew they were there. She raised an eyebrow at him as she walked over to him, looking over his shoulder.
Dreval: Silence, What're you doing? No need to dwell on our failures so much, we have new successes to plan!
Silence: (nods) Of course, my love...
Silence stepped away from the monitor, allowing Dreval to begin her search for the newest meme to unleash.
Silence: (...Dreval...I must be cautious in this plan. I can't allow myself to die here...for her sake, as well as my son's. I will not let them take all that is precious to me again...)
MEANWHILE, A THOUSAND MILES AWAY...
The room was covered with nothing but darkness as a mysterious figure walked inside. He stepped up to the center of the small room, he stopped in front of a circular table and pressed a few buttons along the side. In an instant the room was filled with a green light emanating from the tabletop, and two holographic silhouettes appeared across from the figure at the other end of the table. One appeared in a redish-orange glow, with a flame symbol on the his chest, while the other appeared as a purely black figure, with a skull symbol on his chest. The light from the tabletop illuminated the man who had first entered the room, revealing a set of technologically advanced black and gold armor underneath a white labcoat with a lightning symbol on the back of it. He rolled his eyes underneath the visor of his helmet. He had been in the midst of a rather peculiar series of experiments, and his test subjects weren't about to get any more electrically charged while he would be talking to his colleagues.
Lightning: What is so important that you two neanderthals had to interrupt my experimentation? I was close to a breakthrough involving increasing the effectiveness of my tesla coils and I--
Fire: Yeah, yeah, we get it, you're F#$@ing smart, Raiden...now just listen! Eclipse here has got some news that you might be interested in...especially since it's in our sector. Load up the damn thing, will ya?
Eclipse nodded, and a holographic image of Saur and X unleashing their meme-based power appeared on the tabletop. Raiden's eyes widened in awe as he walked around the table, examining the scene and scratching his chin.
Raiden: My my my...now THIS is certainly intriguing...so, these "memes" I've been hearing about may serve a purpose besides that of a supernatural military force, but they can provide a power source as well...if I were to find a way to replicate this unnatural event, we could gain access to unbelievable amounts of power...I'll need a live sample to study...your thoughts, Eclipse, Nova?
Nova: (chuckles) You're seriously asking Eclipse? You know the dude's all about silence...speaking of which, we found some b#$% snooping around one of our bases. After some interrogation, looks like he's working for someone who's got a bit of a history with you...
A holographic image of Silence soon replaced that of the memebusters in battle. Raiden scratched his chin in fascination.
Raiden: Hmmm...say, this man does seem familiar. Could it be that there was a survivor amongst that clan after all? I seem to be losing my touch at genocide...Ah, but he's one of the owners of that "meme" producing mechanism, correct? He must have constant access to such energies...
Raiden gave a sinister smile to his colleagues as he planned how to best deal with the ninja.
Raiden: Well this is certainly convenient...I am sure he'll want vengeance and come looking for me...oh, I cannot wait to begin my experimentation on such a specimen...heh...heheheh...heheheheh...hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
As Raiden laughed and Nova rolled his eyes at the doctor's odd joy of experiments and torture, Eclipse stared off into space, thinking about what it would be like to do battle against the murderer of his predecessor.
Eclipse:...Though each head is deadly, working as a unit makes us unstoppable. Long live the Eight Heads of Orochi...so speaks the Head of Darkness.
His two comrades stopped what they were doing and turned to Eclipse smirking.
Raiden: Of course...Long live the Eight Heads of Orochi...So speaks the Head of Lightning.
Nova: Yeah, yeah...Long live the Eight Heads of Orochi...So speaks the Head of Flames.
Dark times are ahead of Memebusters and Villains alike...