The Gamemaster shielded the blasts with the same robotic arm, slightly scorching it.
"How pitiful that godlike beings struggle to defeat a 'mere mortal' like myself!" The Gamemaster remarked with a grin.
Mark charged at The Gamemaster with his sword, which The Gamemaster blocked with his cane. "Oh Mark, you and I have been at this for entire lifetimes and I feel as though thos shall never end! " The Gamemaster said as he whacked Mark's knees with the cane and clocked him in the jaw.
"...That's where you're wrong..." Mark said, wiping the blood from his face and rising to his feet.
"This will now! I won't ever let you hurt me or my family or friends again!" He roared, swinging his blade towards The Gamemaster. The Gamemaster dodged the blade as it was lodged in the wall behind him. The Gamemaster chuckled.
"You idiot, nothing can ever hurt m-"
The Gamemaster's eyes widened to form his "uh-oh" face as the nail shrapnel flew towards him.
Before he had time to react, all the nails struck The Gamemaster all over his body.
The Gamemaster stumbled back, blood seeping from the spots where the nails protruded.
Yet he still smiled.
"I may be down...but I'm not out!"
Mustering his strength, he rose to his feet and approached the pedestal in the center of the room.
"I fond it laughable that you all had failed to notice this Xalnergy extraction machine right out in the opening!"
The Gamemaster slid his arms into the cuffs, and the purple Xalnergy surged through his body, instantly expelling the nails from his body and doing the puncture wounds.
The Gamemaster stepped away from the machine, a purple aura sheaning around his body. He convulsed as glowing purple cracks formed on his body.
Suddenly, The Gamemaster's body exploded in a burst of energy. I'm hos place was a far more, flamboyant version of him.
The Gamemaster was now larger, with an all white ringleader suit, purple flaming eyes, and energy pulsing around his fists like neutrons.
The Gamemaster then, with his bare hands, ripped a tear in the fabric of time and space. The hole grew, and drew everyone inside.
Mark was hurled to the ground of the pocket dimension. As he looked around, he realized he had been here before... The last time he fought The Gamemaster
The Gamemaster's Xalnergy-empowered avatar materialized before them.
"Welcome, to the final round!" He declared, hovering forward with Xalnergy fireballs in his hands.
Mark rose up, positioning his sword for attack. As did Sadie and Richard.
The Gamemaster grinned at the sight of all these beings, United together from all across the Multiverse to stop him. Some were old foes, some were completely new and unknown beings.
"Come, let us conclude this battle, for for the final time!" He declared, before lowering his voice to a more sinister tone.
"Hit me with your best shot...I dare you."