"Loyalty," Part 2. The clock is ticking as Sonic leads Team Fighters on a desperate rescue mission! Two nations stand on the brink of war, and long-time ally Lupe is set to be legionized! Meanwhile, the "Unraveling" storyline begins as Mina's concert of hope draws the ire of the evil Ixis Naugus!
Loyalty - Part Two: Dire Choices
With Echidna Dark Egg Legion surgeons ready to operate, Dr. Eggman gleefully asks Lupe if she has any last words before she islegionized. Lupe curtly replies that she has nothing civil to say, and Eggman warns that he'll "change that tone" when an alarm unexpectedly goes off. A nearby screen shows Eggman the source of the trouble: Sonic and Team Fighters have followed him, and are engaging the Soumerca Dark Egg Legion troops. Eggman contactsOrbot for an update on the Death Egg Mark 2, only to learn that it is still being refueled and restocked, and repairs have not yet even begun. A smug Lupe remarks that with Sonic's presence on top of all this, Eggman's defeat is certain. Determining that his only choice is to take off before preparations are complete, Eggman heads to oversee the launch, commanding his men to watch Lupe.
Elsewhere, Team Fighters-accompanied by Leeta, Lyco, and Queen Hathor-continue to battle their way deeper into the Legion base. Sonic, having donned his honorary Wolf Pack ornament, splits up his team, sending Tails, T-Pup, Hathor, and Lyco to locate Lupe while he,Amy Rose, and Leeta keep the Legionnaires busy. The team splits further as Hathor and Lyco go to rescue Lupe while Tails and T-Pup head off on their own, the group planning to reunite at the top of the base. Outside, Leeta accosts a Wolf Legionnaire for his willingness to serve Eggman after what he's done to their people, prompting Amy to remind her that their mission is to distract the Legion, not reason with them. Grandmaster Razorklaw then appears and angrily confronts Sonic, demanding a rematch after his previous defeats. Sonic accepts, noting that "'fighting Lynxes in duels of honor' is a new occupational hazard"-referring to his last confrontation with Lightning Lynx-before charging into battle against the former Felidae champion.
Inside the base, Lyco and Hathor find Drago Wolf taunting Lupe, clad in Hathor's royal robe and boasting of his new status as a Grandmaster. Lupe berates his foolishness, reminding him of Eggman's sadistic pleasure in taking advantage of existing relationships in selecting his minions. She questions what he expects will happen after she is legionized, and Drago responds that he expects that perhaps Eggman will appoint her as Drago's Kommissar. Lupe then points out that he would be more likely to appoint her Grandmaster in Drago's place in order to undermine theWolf Pack Nation, and that the best he can expect is to be demoted. Drago denounces her supposition, claiming that Eggman values him, but is clearly shaken by the idea.
Harvey Who , Sir Charles Hedgehog and NICOLE are underground the city of Mobotropolis in Secret HQ. Harvey comments on how NICOLE made Freedom HQ with NICOLE saying that the base was left over from the occupation of the iron dominion. Harvey then says that he likes to keep things simple, to which Sir Charles remarks that it is not entirely true: with NICOLE illegaly in the city, betraying king Naugus and him rebuilding the original metal Sonic:Shard . Charles says that it was extremely hard to build Shard, as all he had was parts of Metal Scourge and the Metal Sonic Troopers, along with the fact that when he installs the pieces of these robots into shard, his power gem matrix in-cooperates them before he can modify them. Charles reminds shard that he tried to kill his nephew, to which Shard (currently just a head and body) reflects on the time he sacrificed himself to save Sonic, and claims that sonic taught him what it means to truly be alive.
Harvey begins to think about one more candidate to join the Secret Freedom Fighters , and claims that they need a degree of unpredictability in the team. Suddenly Larry Lynx crashes through the shoot that leads to the surface on Mobotropolis. Charles tells NICOLE to disappear (as she is exiled from the kingdom) and quickly tries to cover Shard from Larry's view. As Charles desparatedly tries to explain everything to Larry, Harvey steps in and invites Larry to help make the city safe again. Larry replies saying that he doesn't think that people will trust him to help, to which Harvey says: "it will just be our little secret then"