|"Before trying to take over the world, it's perfectly fair to give yourself an unfair advantage." That's what the super intelligent Dr. Frank Sloth has always said and what he was thinking of particularly that night. While admiring the outer space from his extravagant spaceship, nothing else mattered on that moment but his desire of taking over all Neopia.
Sloth could not arrange a nice plan. It seemed like after all those years, his mind was wasted from all the unsuccessful but ingenious projects that he wasn't able to get paid off. After all, there was always one "villain", according to him, to spoil his dreams when he was so close of reaching them.
After a few weeks traveling through the space, Sloth decided to land on Wuba Prime, the nearest planet around. Basically, it is a planet all covered with deep arboreal forests, full of nice stuff to eat and where he could refuel his ship to carry on. It was not a populous planet by any means, in which he would never expect to encounter any familiar faces. All of Sloth’s visits to this place were marked by long silence and no one to bother him. Nevertheless, after the ominous villain landed on the ground, when he was about to leave the ship and touch his feet in the sandy soil of the planet, he was surprised to see...
Date: Jan 14th
...a whole slew of Neopians, amid mountains of confetti, donned in matching "I *heart* Sloth!" t-shirts, celebrating raucously. Dr. Sloth stared, mouth agape, at the sight (which he had to admit, was both horrifying and delightful). A Kau with a Sloth beanie munched on a Sloth-themed cupcake. A crowd of Kougra whooped and hollered and wiggled to an upbeat song regaling the grandeur of all things Slothy. A banner strung between the two largest trees read "SLOTH APPRECIATION DAY!!!!!" with, indeed, five times the usual amount of exclamation.
A few moments passed before anyone seemed to notice the evil doctor standing at the edge of their soiree. For reasons unknown, a tiny Baby Chomby turned on a dime from watching the festivities to looking Frank Sloth directly in the eye. The two exchanged surprised expressions before the little creature jumped to its feet and squealed.
As if by magic, the revelers froze in their places, and all turned towards the source of the high-pitched shout.
Date: Feb 25th
The Baby Chomby pointed at Frank, who was frozen in shock.
The crowd quickly realized it was indeed Dr. Frank Sloth and turned their full attention to him. Watching him, with anticipation in their eyes. Everyone was waiting to see what he would say.
That is when Frank got a wonderful idea. A Terrible, wonderful, awful idea. He could use this situation to his full advantage, and finally take over all of Neopia once and for all!
"Hello everyone!" Frank said with a smile. "Thank you all for coming today. I hope you are all enjoying the festivities."
The crowed erupted in a cheer.
"We have a very special contest taking place today," Frank continued. "With a very special prize for the winner. To enter this contest all you need to do is..."
Date: Feb 28th
“...take a sip from my secret potion”, he grinned as he was speaking. “This potion will grant great strength to those who dare to drink it, only the bravest of you will have the honor to serve his despicable majesty, ME!”.
Everyone in the crowd gasped and rushed towards Dr. Sloth, the baby Chomby couldn’t stand a chance against everybody else and just stepped aside before they ran over him. “Minion #462, please bring me the potion” Sloth commanded to one of the Grundos guarding the entrance of the ship. The Grundo minion returned and handed the potion to Sloth. “Ah! One of my best inventions. Who will be the first valiant to drink this beauty?”.
As Dr. Sloth formulated his question, a strange inhabitant from Wuba Prime stepped forward and replied...
Date: Mar 3rd
"You fools! This man is evil and has been trying to rule the world for years!" The crowd gasped.
"For all we know this potion could be poison!"
"I refuse to believe you!" the Baby Chomby said as he walked up to Dr. Sloth. He snatched the bottle from the evil Sloth's hands and started to drink.
"But I wanted to drink first!" someone in the crowd whined. Suddenly the Baby Chomby dropped the bottle and it shattered on the ground. The lush green fields suddenly turned brown. All the trees leaves died and fell to the ground. The Baby Chomby fell to the ground and suddenly froze into an ice cube.
Everyone turned on Dr. Sloth and started yelling "GET HIM!" Dr. Sloth started running and jumped into the space ship. "THE BABY CHOMBY IS STILL ALIVE JUST MELT HIM!" he yelled as they got farther in the air. They were soon in space again but not for long. They suddenly felt a jolt, they had hit a....
Date: Mar 4th
...gigantic being! Sloth could not believe what he wa seeing right in front of him. "What's that?", he asked his crew. "Sir!", said one of his servants. "Apparently ... it's the Neopet who just drank your potion!". Sloth rubbed his eyes and then faced again the hideous monster that had held his spaceship before they could reach the sky. His servant was correct! That was really the little baby Chomby who had drunk of his potion! The beast was as tall as a montain. His skin had changed to a swamp-green kind of color and his fur seemed thicker than before. He had long, sharp claws now and his face was anything but friendly.
"But that does not make any sense!", he thought to himself. After all, the potion should only temporarily increase the physical power of a neopet. "Unless...", and that was when Dr.Sloth remembered...
Date: Mar 6th
that alongside his brand new mysterious potion, he had also created a new kind of transmogrification potion - and he guessed that was the one that the Baby Chomby had just had.
"Curses!" He shouted. "Everyone get ready, we need to leave this planet right now!"
His Grundo minions ran to their places in front of dozens of different control pannels.
"Full speed!" He shouted at his minions.
"Sir, but we already are at full speed!" One minion said.
Sloth tried to think of something else to do, but it was too late. The Baby Chomby grabbed his ship with his paws, just as easy as playing with a toy. They were trapped and there wasn't much they could do.
It was then that they saw a flash of light from outside, which seemed pretty much like a meteor. But Sloth knew better, it wasn't a meteor, it was...
How will this story end?
Date: Mar 7th
...a ragtag group of Defenders flying in their own ship. Sloth hadn't met this group before, but they seemed ready to tackle him. It was probably their final test before they were named true Defenders of Neopia.
"Stop, fiend!" a costumed Lupe called over a loudspeaker. "We have you now, Sloth. This is the end of your nefarious plans!"
Sloth turned on his communication device to talk to the other ship. "This isn't a nefarious plan," he said, "I was just...babysitting."
"Babysitting?" came the reply, "Right."
"Seriously," Sloth insisted, "Watch this."
In his best baritone, Sloth began to sing an old lullaby to the transformed Baby Chomby. All his Grundo minions winced at the noise, but it actually seemed to work. The Chomby yawned and began to sway. Soon, he fell to the ground, fast asleep, and quickly changed to his original size and form.
The Defenders were marveling over this change, when Sloth ordered his minions to get them out of there. He laughed, evilly of course, as they soared though space and away from the other ship.
His communicator crackled to life. "Stop...Sloth..." The transmission was only barely heard.
"Next time," he said, "You'll have another opportunity to stop me, but I doubt you'll succeed." He leaned back in his chair, and looked at another minion.
"I think that is enough plotting for one day," he said, "Let's head home."
Date: Mar 10th