Here's a cool chase scene from Transformers: Dark of the Moon:
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in an endless struggle for dominance or eventual peace. In its
decades-long history, the franchise has expanded to encompass comic
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Here's where you can buy the animated series: Transformers: The Complete Series.
And here's my VECTO scene of the week:
(Previously: The kid who stole Streamline's weapon put Crysilis in a cocoon and even avoided Vecto by jumping off a building onto a hover vehicle. Vecto transported his V-Extreme vehicle so he can go after him.)
I think I finally lost them, the kid thought, panting, lying against the top of a truck. He sat up and looked around him as the large transport vehicle moved through the sky, oblivious to him being on top. Man, why did they have to be so persistent? Just for this old gun? Well, at it least it has some market value, he thought. He sat his new Omega Blaster Rifle on his lap and watched as the sun buried itself into the distant horizon. It was a long day for him--yet another day of difficult thievery. He spun the rifle around and pointed it in the air, laughing. But a glare caught his eyes.
He looked down to see a silver vehicle rise up from behind the truck. It was following close behind, only inches from the holographic, ad-laden vehicle. It leveled itself with him as twin guns lowered below the nose of the vehicle, pointing directly at him.
“You wouldn’t …” the kid said, shaking his head in disbelief, pointing at the civilian truck to warn him.
But the two blasts fired anyway. It missed the kid and pierced the truck, causing the autopiloted vehicle to swerve and reduce speed. The V-Extreme flew overhead as the thief shot a wire at Vecto’s ship. He was now hanging from the V-Extreme as it sped up and swerved in the air, trying to knock him off.
“Persistent, isn’t he?” Vecto said to himself and flipped on his thrusters. As the kid climbed the wire, Vecto’s back thrusters flared, melting the wire. The bandit lost his grip, and his left arm swung out, causing the Blaster Omega he stole to slip off his shoulder. He tried to grab it but couldn’t.
The rifle flipped in the air as it drifted out of sight.
“OK, now that’s it!” the kid yelled, furious that his hard work was lost. He reached for his sword, but the wire he hung from snapped. He was left free-falling, just like the rifle. Desperate, he unsheathed his sword, swung it, and detached the blade from the handle. Bingo. The blade struck below Vecto’s thrusters. The kid now dangled from a small-but-lengthy chain hooked to the blade.
Then he hit the handle’s switch.
The V-Extreme exploded. Shrapnel showered in the darkened sky, away from the city. The kid yanked his sword back with the chain and braced for a landing. He managed to land on a sloped roof--a solar panel in fact. He tumbled down the panel and rolled to a flattened part of the roof, coming to a stop.
Slowly, he stood up, holding his shoulder as he watched the explosion fade into the air. A slight wind flapped his trench cloak as he dropped the handle to his sword and clenched his gloved fist.
Once again, it seemed safe for him to leave.
(Did the kid take out Vecto as well? And will we find out who the thief is? Find out more in the next installment of VECTO!)
(Oct. 23, 2014, update: You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)