Toonami Special Ops: The Rebellion
TOM: (looks at the new schedule) What...the...WHAT IS THIS?!
SARA: It's the new schedule TOM. The executives at Turner gave it to us this morning.
TOM: (furious) I don't believe this! Dragonball is two thirds of the block! I tell you, the network is sucking it dry!
SARA: Yes. I have noticed that problem with the current Toonami standings. Our broadcast in the UK didn't last very long.
TOM: And that's because of Beyblade. Jeez, what's next? Fighting Foodons on Toonami?!
SARA: Well...don't you think that we should do something about it?
TOM: Hmmm....you know what? That's actually not a half bad idea.
(Cut to later, where TOM is now talking to the audience)
TOM: And that's how it all began. Lately I've been seeing things that, well, put animation to shame. So, in order to fix this, I've orginized a special orginization. The Toonami Special Ops. There's me, TOM. The leader.
(A shot of Clyde 49 enters the screen)
TOM: That's Clyde 49. One of Toonami's first, along with my man Moltar. He scouts the parallel dimensions of the animation world, seeing what will happen. He's also not too bad with a gun.
(Shot of the DOKS)
TOM: That's my main force, the DOK squad. They show up when things are about to get ugly. From censor happy execs to green eyed monsters, these guys know how to handle anything.
(Shot of SARA and Moltar)
TOM: SARA and Moltar. The two brains of this operation. Both of these guys agreed to help me on my endevor. And believe me, it's for a worthy cause.
(Back to TOM)
TOM: So what is my mission you ask? To defend quality animation, that's what. Lately, crash commercialism and overpromotion along with American hack and slash have begun to creep its way to even the best of us. Nelvana hacking CCS to a hapless Pokemon clone. Overplaying of anything Dragonball, along with those crappy commercials. Anime with no substance but plenty of hypnotic money feeding profit like Beyblade, Fighting Foodons, and Yu-Gi-Oh. And for all this, quality never gets to shine. Well, that's why I'm here. When something comes to threaten quality animation, anime or American alike, we'll be there to stop it.
Toonami Special Ops: perserving quality for future generations.
(Somewhere in the dark corperations, an evil plan is about to unfurl)
Mr. Plotz (Head of the WB): Well boys, our plan is underway. Now that we have almost complete DBZ dominance, our monopoly is as good as done!
The K (aka Kellner): Well Plotz, the plan is set. But there's one tiny problem...
Plotz: Oh? What's that?
Neon Bear (The mascot for Nelvana): DBZ will have to end, sooner or later. Akira Toriyama is through with the series, and making new episodes is impossible.
Plotz: Hmmm.....that can be a problem. If the series ends, then there's no more money for us. Even GT has it's limits.
Hack (the brain behind all senseless censoring): Wait! I have an idea. Who says we need Toriyama? We can make our own monster, more powerful than even Buu! It can't be that hard!
Plotz: Ahh....a perfect idea! But can it be done?
Neon Bear: Leave that to me. I know how to make ridiculously powerful monsters with no logical sense whatsoever!
Plotz: Excellent! Excellent! Get to work on that imediately! Now, we'll be rich beyond reason! (evil laughter)
(Cut to the Absolution, where Moltar contacts TOM)
TOM: Hey Moltar, what's up?
Moltar: Something bad TOM. Take a look on the DBZ screen.
TOM: (looks at the screen) Oh no. What is that thing? (A huge, green, and ridiculously powerful robot is fighting the Z warriors)
Moltar: That giant green robot is a new DBZ villian. Apparently, it's so powerful it makes Buu look like chewing gum. Really weak gum as a matter of fact.
TOM: But there's no such villian in DBZ. I have all the subbed tapes.
Moltar: I'm getting to that! Take a look at the manufactuing label.
TOM: (zooms in) Time Warner/ AOL Turner. Why am I not surprised?
Moltar: Considering the power of this robot, the Z warriors will be in for a long fight. Maybe about 2 years in DBZ time
TOM: (shocked) Which means that the episode count will be endless! I'll have to broadcast DBZ 24/7!
Moltar: (sarcastic) Good job Sherlock. You think you can stop it?
TOM: (confidently) Sure. Leave it to me and my DOKs. (beeping) Oh, and Clyde too.
Moltar: Good to hear. Over and out.
TOM: (punching in SARA) SARA, I'll need to get a full analysis of that robot. Weak points, power core, the works.
SARA: Already done. The weak point is in the one place that is always left vulnerable, yet the Z warriors never notice it. (Shows scans)
TOM: (looks at the scans) Ha. The mouth. Of course. (Turns to DOKs) Well guys, looks like we've gotta serious mess to clean. (types in coordinaces and blasts off into the DBZ world)
Will TOM suceed? Will this infinately powerful robot be the end of the Z warriors? How much longer can this fighting go on? And what evil plans does the greedy Television coorperations have next? Tune in for the next exciting episode of Dragon Ball....
TOM: Oh SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!
(Now, it's all up to you. Tell me what you think. And if you have any ideas , post them! What happens is entirely up to you.)
The story is pretty good. True, even though I love Dragonball Z, it would suck if it aired 24/7. But one question, is the new one by the dark corperations Dragonball AF? Or is is still DBZ?
Narrator: On the last episode of Dragon Ball Z, a new enemy has shown its face, and it looks like the Z fighters are going to have a tough time with this one.
(Random episode clips)
This monsterous machine has been sent to destroy the Z fighters. But why? And how can it be that it is more powerful than Buu and Cell put together? We'll soon find out on today's testosterone pumped episode of...DRAGON...BALL....
TOM: I SAID SHUT UP!!!!! (plasters duct tape on the narrator) Good. Now that that's settled, on with the story.
Machine: HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I am unbeatable! There's nothing you can do to stop me! HAHAHAHAHA!!!! (Fires ridiculously large energy blasts at the Z fighters)
Goku: Man! This guy is tough! My Kamehameha has no effect on him!
Krillin: But there has to be a way to defeat him.
Picillo: There has to be a weak spot somewhere. If we can just get to it.
Vegeta: HA! A Saiyan never says die! I am the prince of all Saiyans, and I will defeat this thing one way or another! (Goes SSJ)
Goku: (goes SSJ) You're right Vegeta, we have to fight. There's no other way we can blah blah blah.....(rambles on)
TOM: (In the distance with the DOKs) Yeesh. You'd think by now they'd start slugging each other. (Sees the Z fighters talk amongst themselves then fight, only to be blown away easily) And that damn robot is gonna make this fight last LONG. Better nip this at the bud. (Runs to the battleground) Hey! Big, green and ugly! Over here!
Goku: (trying to recuperate) What? Who is that?
TOM: Don't talk now. Just leave this to me and my boys. (draws Keifer sniper as DOKs arm bazookas)
Machine: HAHAHAHA!!!!! Do you think that you'd stand a chance against me? I can waste any Z warrior that comes at me! I am invinsible! Ever since my creation, I have been built to be stronger than Cell! Even Buu is no match for me! I am the destroyer of words, the sealer of death, blah blah blah.......
TOM: And you never shut up. (aims at mouth) Ready guys? FIRE!
(TOM's shot enters the machine's mouth, which is followed by the DOKs' missiles. Machine blows up and scatters around the area)
TOM: Alright guys, take every bit of that robot and make sure you destroy every molecule of it, to the very quark of the atoms! Knowing these bozos, they probably made a reconstruction program. Go go go! (The DOKs gather every piece and isolate it in its own space capsule. Then they load it into a cannon on the Absolution and shoot it to several suns in the galaxy)
Goku: Gee...thanks buddy. If you weren't here, we'd be...
TOM: That machine wouldn't have killed you. It would just make sure you kept fighting for all eternity, forcing me to play DBZ 24/7. Well, I'm out. Later. (TOM and the DOKs go back to the Absolution and warp out)
Now it's all up to you in the boards. Know any other adventures that this team of Toonami Special Ops could tackle? Anything from scissor happy censors to tyranical corperate executives, they'll do the job! Remember, it's all up to you...
Have em fight the Transformers kids.
TOM has to save the Zoid pilots from certain cancellation, and put closure to their story.
Toonami Special Ops Episode 2: Dignity of the Cardcaptor
(The Absolution floats during the Toonami Broadcast. TOM sits back and looks at the improved schedule)
TOM: Well well. Looks like the execs are finally turning around. Maybe I'll take back some of the stuff I said about them.
SARA: Yes. Although there are still some greedy people at the head of the animation studios.
TOM: Well, it's not as bad. Just a couple of stuff to deal with. Especially with those guys that are marketing Yu-gi-oh and Pokemon to death.
Moltar: (appears in another monitor) Speaking of crash marketers, I have another mission for you TOM.
TOM: Alright, cool. What is it?
Moltar: This is a mission that had been uncompleted for a very long time. Do you remember "Cardcaptors"?
TOM: Ugh. Don't remind me. Not only a bad Pokemon clone, but the hate mail from all the CLAMP fans had flooded the mail room for weeks! There are still fans that think it's Toonami's fault.
Moltar: Well, your mission is to restore it to its former glory.
TOM: How do we do that? That's out of Toonami juristiction.
Moltar: And since when did you care?
TOM: Heh. Good point. (takes the Kiefer rifle) Well, I don't think that I'll be needing the DOKs for this one.
Moltar: Oh, and watch out for that Neon Bear. That's Nelvana's main man. You know what he looks like.
TOM: No prob. (teleports out)
(Somewhere in the Nelvana studios, Neon Bear is announcing the seasonal renewal of Cardcaptors)
Neon Bear: That's right everyone, you're getting a season renewal! There'll be some changes that we'll have to make though. First off, the same rules as the last season will still apply here.
Sakura: What?! That's crazy!!
Tomoyo: Can we keep our Japanese names please?
Neon Near: (yells to Tomoyo) NO! You're name is hard to pronounce as is! It'll stay MADISON, understand?!?! This applys to all of you!
Kero: (in dub voice) can't you at least change my voice back to normal?! I hate it!!!!
Neon Bear: Absolutely not! If we give you that annoying high pitched Osa....Osa....
Neon Bear: Whatever accent you have, it won't work! Boys will think you're a wimpy cute thing! And by the way, when we're on the set, don't eat the pudding! You're supposed to be tough, and tough characters don't eat pudding.
Kero: (in shock) NO!!!!!!! NOT MY PUDDING!!!!!!!!!!!
Neon Bear: And as before, there will be absolutely NO cultural references in "Cardcaptors". My staff is currently working on erasing every piece of Japanese stuff off of Reedington.
Syaron: What the heck?! You're trying to take the Japanese out of Tokyo?!?! You can't do that!!
Tomoyo: Syaron got a point. Kids are more cultured than you give them credit for. Almost everyone knows what sushi is, and besides....
Neon Bear: SILENCE! From now on, sushi will be called fish sticks. And pork buns are now hamburgers. And well find a way to edit Tokyo tower somehow.
Sakura: THAT'S A CLAMP TRADEMARK!!!!! You can't ignore Tokyo Tower!!!
Neon Bear: (ignoring Sakura) Yes, yes, whatever. And one more change that I'm going to make is training the Clow Cards to say their names, and only their names when they comunicate.
Kero: That's absurd! The Clow wouldn't like that a bit! And them saying their names is just plain stupid! They're either silent or they speak a full human vocabulary! YOU CAN'T DO THIS!!!!!
Neon Bear: SILENCE!!!! (main cast quiets down) That will be all. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Beyblade profits to count. (Bear leaves as the rest of the cast walks off)
Kero: I don't believe this! I'll be stuck with this voice for the next several years!
Tomoyo: I know, it's a shame. And I liked your original voice too.
Sakura: Someone has to stand up to that mean old bear!
Syaron: Well what can we do? He threatened to edit us some more if we didn't comply. And it's bad enough as is.
Kero: Great, things can't get any worse I tell....YAHHH!!!!!!! (Metal hand comes from nowhere and drags Kero into an alley between the studio buildings) HELP!!!! HELP!!!!
Sakura: KERO-CHAN!!! Where are you?! (Tomoyo, Sakura, and Syaron follow the direction of Kero's voice)
(in a dark alley, a robot grabs Kero by the head and shows him a nasty looking tube)
Kero: (Still in dub voice) AHH!!!! Don't kill me please!! What do you want with me?! Tell me!!! I don't wanna die!!!!
(Robot stuffs tube in Kero's mouth and turns a valve on a large cylinder that reads: HELIUM. After a few seconds, the robot pulls out the tube)
Kero: (Now in original high pitched voice) WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?! Why I oughta...(notices change in voice)...my voice...it's...it's....NORMAL AGAIN!!!! YAY!!!!!!!
TOM: That's a special kind of helium that I pumped into you Kero. The only thing now that can change it is vocal cord surgery, so don't even think about it.
Kero: I don't know who you are, but THANK YOU!!!!
(Sakura, Tomoyo, and Syaron run to the scene)
Sakura: OK you! Where's Kero-chan?
Kero: I'm right here Sakura! And better than ever!
Tomoyo: (notices voice) Kero-chan! You're voice! It's normal!
Syaron: Hey...who are you?
TOM: Your new best friend. Call me TOM. Oh, and Kero, I believe you wanted this? (tosses a plate of pudding at him)
Kero: PUDDING!!!!! (catches it and starts eating it)
TOM: Anyways, I'm the one that's gonna free you from this horrible catastrophe known as Cardcaptors. That is, of course, if you want the help.
Sakura: (nods at TOM) Of course we do! But how do we know you can help us?
TOM: I've got connections. (calls communicator) SARA, we'll need a Clyde to record all this.
SARA: Clyde 49 is already on its way. Is there anybody you want to send the transmission to?
TOM: Yes. Send specialized transmission to Osaka, Japan. Destination: CLAMP headquarters. Over and out. (shuts off communicator) A few minutes from now, a camera's gonna come down and show the good people of CLAMP what Nelvana's done to you. Don't worry, you're in good hands.
Tomoyo: That's fantastic Mr. TOM, but what should we do in the meantime?
TOM: If you guys want to help, I've been sent here to destroy all original previous footage of "Cardcaptors" and any cheap American products it may have spawned. Are you with me?
CCS cast: HAI! Let's do it! (puts hands in the center of themselves in standard Teamup thing)
OK people, now you tell me what should happen next. How will the evil Nelvana Bear fight back? And how will TOM and the cast of Card Captor Sakura restore the glory of the series? That's up to you.
Last edited by TOM 002; 12-07-2002 at 11:09 AM.
What happened? It was great.
(Somewhere in Osaka, a little UFO hovers to the main CLAMP studios. It somehow makes it to the office of Nanase Ohkawa)
Nanase: (sees UFO) Oh...what is this? (Taps UFO)
(Clyde beeps and buzzes, and somehow Nanase understands him)
Nanase: You say you have something to show us? Ok. (out the door) Mokona! Satsuki! Mick! There's something that this guy wants to show us!
Satsuki: (Looks in) Huh? What is that thing?
Nanase: I dunno, but he says there's something really important he has to show us.
Mokona: You understand it?
(Nanase shrugs as Clyde starts projecting a small hologram of TOM)
TOM: Hey CLAMP girls. I'm gonna have to warn you before you start watching this: this may be a bit intense for you, so be prepared for the worst. In case you're wondering, this is what Nelvana has done to your precious Card Captor Sakura. Roll it Clyde...
(Footage of the US intro of Cardcaptors rolls, much to the horror of the CLAMP team. Then, various random clips of edited episodes are shown to them, followed by a behind the scenes look. Obviously, CLAMP is not happy)
Mick: NO!!!! WHY KERO-CHAN?!?!?!
Mokona: All that hard work we done hacked into nothing!!!
Satsuki: My God! What happened to the charm of the series?! It's now no different from a typical shonen anime! It's SHOJO!!!!
Nanase: That's it. We have to do something about Nelvana.
TOM: (still a hologram) Now, wondering how you can help? Well, we have a plan to return Card Captor Sakura back to its former glory. But to do that, we'll need some of the original footage. Please, if you can, hand the footage to this Clyde unit. We'll take it from there. (Hologram shows Sakura, Tomoyo, and Sayron waving in the backround) End Transmission...(blips out).
(Back in the Nelvana studios, Neon Bear is busy inspecting the toys for Beyblade)
Neon Bear: Fantastic! With these toys, kids will be hooked! And with these modified parts, we'll be raking in the dough! (Fails to notice Clyde 49 fly into the studios with a huge box of tapes. Clyde 49 goes to the back of the studios, where TOM and the cast of CCS are waiting)
TOM: Good, we have the footage. Now let's get to work.
Tomoyo: (while taping) so what are we doing again?
TOM: We're going to sneak into the archives and replace the US hack job with these sub tapes. Then, we'll destroy the US footage along with any cheap products that may have been producted. And you are going to send this tape to that stupid bear.
Tomoyo: Oh goodie! I'll be sure to get in a lot of shots of Sakura! (Sakura blushes)
(hours later, Neon Bear decides to see the screening of re-release of Cardcaptors at one of the screening rooms)
Neon Bear: OK, roll the tape!
(Neon Bear expects to hear the "wicked-cool" theme song, but instead sorely suprised)
*Gonna catch you catch you catch me catch me matte!...*
Neon Bear: WHAT?!?!?! What is this?!?!?! This isn't the opening! It's too cute and the song sounds funny!!!
Camera Guy: Uh....that's because the song's in Japanese.
Neon Bear: JAPANESE?!?!?! I thought I forbode any remains of Japan from this series!!!!! Fast foward!!!!!
(Fast fowards the tape, BUT IT'S A SUBBED EPISODE!!!)
Neon Bear: (even more PO'ed!) NO!!!!! What's with this tape?! The names are all wrong, the music isn't action packed, and there's not enough action!!!!
Camera Guy: I think this is what they call "character development" sir. And the music is for the mode and tone of the series. It's actually not half bad.
Neon Bear: YOU'RE FIRED!!!!! (walks off to office to see a video tape on the desk) wait...what's this? (sticks video into private video)
TOM: (on video) Hi big, fat, and neon colored! If you're watching this, then you must've already figured out that we've tinkered with your video vault! (shows clip of various Clow spirits switching US footage with Japanese footage) Don't bother trying to find your version of this series, we fixed that for you. (shows clip of Kero thowing film wheels in the air and TOM shooting them. Other clips show the rest of the gang putting the film strips in broad daylight, overexposing them). And your merchendising, well, we'll fix that too. Until then, later. Heheheheh..... (video shuts off)
Neon Bear: Grrrrr.......THAT STUPID ROBOT!!!!! (Pounds desk) Well, I'll just have to do something about this. (pushes intercom) Get me the Bladebreakers! I have a special mission for them.
Now this certainly isn't good news, is it? Sending the Beyblade team to do the dirty work? How will TOM, Sakura, Syaron, Tomoyo, and Kero stop this reign of terror once and for all? Tune in next time!
(P.S: feel free to send in suggestions on the next adventure for the Toonami Special Ops! You just might see your idea used next!)
have the crew from yugioh challenge the beybladers to either beyblade or duel and win and then they join toonami's side and then have them sen the medabot's team after them and have the ccs gang fight them.
Because you asked for it: the conclusion of this episode of Toonami Special Ops!
TOM: Ok, you getting this Tomoyo?
Tomoyo: Loud and clear! (focuses camera on a pile of cheap American Cardcaptor products)
TOM: Sakura, you do the honors.
Sakura: Right! FIREY.....RELE......
Voice: NOT SO FAST!!!!!! (camera pans to source of the voice: Neon Bear and his posse) You may have destroyed the tapes, but you'll never lay a hand on my merchendise!!!! That's my money on the line!
TOM: Aww crap. (turns to Neon Bear) Look buddy, we've got your tapes. Now release the cast of Card Captor Sakura from their contract, or your merchendise gets it. (points gun towards pile)
Neon Bear: I don't think so! Beybladers! Rubber Robos! ATTACK!!!!!
Tyson: Right boss! Let's go! LET IT RIP!!!!!! (releases tops along with the rest of the gang)
Syaron: (sees the holograms that come from the tops) The four celestial gods......WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THEM?!?!
Neon Bear: They weren't cool enough. So we had to....change them a bit....
Syaron: NO ONE DESICRATES THE GODS AND GETS AWAY WITH IT!!!!!!! (runs to the tops and slices them all in half)
Beybladers: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU KILLED OUR BEYBLADES!!!!!! (runs off)
TOM: Yee gods, get a life. (sees the Rubber Robos)
Leader: You think you'll beat us that easily?! YOU'RE WRONG!!! LET'S GET'EM!!!!!!! (charges at TOM)
TOM: (shoots electro pulse at all of them before they can sic their medabots on him) Yeesh, can't you guys fight without having something to do your dirty work? Sakura?
Sakura: Right! WINDY!!!! (Windy comes out and blows them sky high, leaving Neon Bear all alone)
Neon Bear: You fools! I still have the contract! (whips out contract) And with this, I will make sure that you're nothing more than my money slaves for the rest of your career! AHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
(Laughing is stopped when Windy blows the contract out of his hands, leaving TOM to shoot it out of the sky. Sakura finishes the job by using Firey to burn the merchendise)
Neon Bear: NOOO!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN'T DO THIS!!!!!!!!
TOM: Oh, but we just did. And now, the piece de resistance...... (Sakura uses shadow to grab Neon Bear and throws him into a steel cage) You're going on a one way trip to Osaka, Japan! Where you'll meet the real brains of the CLAMP classic. (Kero transforms into Kerebos and picks up the cage)
Neon Bear: I won't be gone forever! Just you wait! I'LL BE BACK!!!!! (carried off to Japan)
TOM: And remember to say hi to all the hardcore Card Captor Sakura otaku for me! (turns to the rest of the cast) Well guys, you're free.
Sakura: I don't know what to say TOM. Thanks for your help.
Tomoyo: Yeah! Now I've got great footage for my viewing collection!
Syaron: (skeptical) He will be back, won't he?
TOM: Probably, but at least he's outta your hair. Tell the Escaflowne cast I said hi. Later. (walks off to Absolution tractor beam)
:And there you have it folks! Another one of my grand adventures. But whenever there's a series that's underapreciated, we'll be there to show its worth. Whenever tyranical censors squeeze the life of a fantastic story, we'll be there to take them down. And whenever quality is thrown away for profit, we'll be there to right that wrong. Why? Because that's what we do.
Toonami Special Ops: perserving quality for future generations
(Anyone is welcome to write their own adventure in this fic. I'm sorry if I didn't mention it before, but this can be made into a chain link fic. Give me a challenge, and I'll see it through)