The shurikens embed themselves in the neck of the vulture, distracting it briefly as the knife plunges into it. It moves to bite at Cate, but Genii's sword plunges into its back, killing it instantly.
A tall, dark-skinned man in a neat suit is holding Stockade in the air by his head, speaking to him. A man dressed as a cowboy is standing just behind him, one hand on his gun.
"You want to play the hero?" The suited man asks, "Then do everyone a favor and die like one."
The drakeworm takes the slash across the back and the kunai in its side, burrowing into the ground before the plasma can hit it.
The mysterious figure catches itself in midair, drawing his fist back. His fist grows two or three times larger and smashes into Alpha-7, sending him flying back with the figure hurtling after him.