Battle of YellowstoneEdit
Baby Intelligence knows they cannot defeat the NoHeads independently. Telekinibabe suggests they go to the police for help. At the station, Baby Intelligence attempts to locate the police there, but Baby Strength, after searching it, informs them that it was abandoned. Baby Intelligence then leads them to an older station which he was certain they were at. Upon arriving at their destination, Baby Intelligence negotiates with Sheriff Bladepoint to form an alliance and unite in battle against the NoHeads. Next, Baby Intelligence informs Bladepoint of his battle strategy: with the Police Army acting as a distraction to the bulk of the main NoHead forces, the resistance led by Bladepoint, Lindsay, and Baby Intelligence will infiltrate the base via a secret entrance. Brute Gunray, taking the bait regarding the police, informs Hell Burnbottom about the Grand Army, the latter then promptly ordering them to proceed. Dexter orders the Police Army to start up their shield, to protect them from ranged attack. RC-4 has his tanks fire first, but seeing them fail to penetrate the powerful shield, orders them to cease fire. The Rockets activate and destroy the shield. After much fighting against the NoHeads’ Rocket Army, defeat for the alliance seems imminent.
However, victory comes when Telekinibabe accidentally takes control of a fighter and goes on to destroy the control station from the inside, rendering the Rocket army useless. Meanwhile, Bladepoint and his force fight their way back into the NoHead base and capture Mean King and Brute Gunray.
At the same time, in a hangar bay, Hell Burnbottom engages in combat with the two babies. The battle moves from the hangar, across a series of catwalks, to the Central Generator Complex. During the fight, Lindsay is separated from her master when she is kicked off of a catwalk and falls. She grabs the edge of another catwalk below and returns to where Baby Intelligence and Burnbottom continue to fight. By this time, Baby Intelligence and Burnbottom have become separated by a force field in the entrance to the Generator Room. Lindsay catches up to them, but is divided from her master by four force fields. When the force fields deactivate, Baby Intelligence and Burnbottom continue their battle while Lindsay remains divided from the battle by one force field when they all reactivate.
After a lengthy duel, Baby Intelligence drops his guard, and Hell Burnbottom slashes at Baby Intelligence’s chest. The baby fakes death. Devastated, Lindsay redoubles her assault upon Burnbottom and chops the NoHead’s sword in half, but Burnbottom eventually overpowers and nearly kills Lindsay when he pushes her over the edge of a seemingly endless reactor shaft. Lindsay saves herself from falling when she manages to grab onto a pipe protruding from the wall of the shaft. Burnbottom then kicks the baby’s sword into the pit and prepares to finish her off. After Lindsay calms herself, she apparates out of the shaft and summons Baby Intelligence’s sword to her hand. Burnbottom once again offers them the chance to join him, but the two babies refuse and Kellerman breaks his sword. She pushes him into the shaft She lands behind the surprised Burnbottom and cuts him down; Burnbottom’s body falls into the shaft.
Lindsay rushes to Baby Intelligence’s side, and is surprised to find he faked his death. Together, they leave the generator, and head back upstairs as planned. There, they find Sheriff Bladepoint clashing with Brute Gunray. The story ends in the balance when Baby Intelligence remarks, “It’s not over yet.”
Sebiscuits' Hideout Edit
- "Do you really think that the Dark Lord has not questioned me first? And do you really think that I would be somewhere else if I failed to answer him?"
- ―Sebiscuits Cardarphen, to Mean King[src]
The book opens when Brute Gunray and his brother Mean King visit Sebiscuits at his hideout. Gunray wants military assistance from Sebiscuits in the war against the S.M.S.B. Mean King advises against this, distrusting Sebiscuits for not taking part in the Battle of the Yellowstone Base at Yellowstone National Park. Sebiscuits also tells Gunray that he knows about their situation. Gunray asks him to lend a portion of his armies. Sebiscuits agrees on the condition that they can defeat him in a sword duel. The two brothers emerge victorious, and Sebiscuits promises that they "can have half of whatever [he has]." Mean King agrees to these terms and the deal is made.
Meeting with Aaron Clinton EditScript errorMeanwhile, in Maryland, the S.M.S.B. meets with the President, asking him what he would have them do now that the NoHeads are gone. In response, Clinton asks them where Brute Gunray and Mean King are, and Baby Intelligence says they are in jail.
Western Field Edit
Baby Intelligence finally agreed to accompany the gang. A flashback prior to the Battle of the Western Field reveals that Peter came upon Black cooking in the kitchens of the Police Station. She says she is making a sweet-tasting cheese cube dipping sauce. She shares some of it with him. They proceed to the Western Field, where they were ambushed by the Ninth Guard. Upon slashing out a single robot soldier five times, Baby Intelligence noticed Cassidy stabbing Rattvisa G to death with a needler, but then a skytrooper throws him to the ground. Noticing this, Cassidy chased him and would have struck him in the heart. Fortunately, Baby Intelligence countered with a telekinetic repulse. Getting to his feet, he called off the surviving gang members, finding to his dismay that several of them were dead.
Cassidy dies Edit
Shaffer is then killed by Cassidy, and Kellerman kills her in return.
The following night, Telekinibabe embarks on an adventure. He ventures solo into the NoHead base, crossing several obstacles before encountering Mean King. The following battle ends in a draw when Mean King electrocutes him. It turns out to be a dream Telekinibabe is experiencing, interrupted by Lindsay. He is unhappy about the nagging feeling that it is a vision, and not a nightmare.
During breakfast, Telekinibabe tells Baby Intelligence what he had seen. Baby Intelligence accepts the news and tells the S.M.S.B. it was time to fight back against Brute Gunray and Mean King. That afternoon, he dispatches the Pinewood Derby, which pinpoints Mean King’s stronghold hidden in the Bench Store. He sends Baby Strength, Lindsay, and Telekinibabe to the NoHead base, and tells them Lindsay’s in charge until the fight is over. He makes his way to the Bench Store, accompanied by Force Baby.
Landing their pods, the assigned trio makes their way to the NoHead base safely. They quietly walk down the facility’s corridors. Lindsay spots RC-5. She and the others attempt to follow but are thwarted when the robot notices and opens fire. They narrowly escape and run down farther into the corridor. They engage the next Rocket group and prevail. Baby Strength splits off from the others, and Lindsay follows him. He then wanders into the central chamber. There, he meets with Brute Gunray and the two fight in an epic sword duel, where Baby Strength’s skills prove fertile against Gunray’s experience.
Meanwhile, Baby Intelligence and Force Baby reach the Bench Store. When Baby Intelligence and Force Baby work together to discover a secret passageway and enter it, they immediately find a series of boxes and Force Baby unwraps them. Appalled, Baby Intelligence tells Force Baby they have identified technical theft, confusing Force Baby. Venturing further into the basement, they find Mean King in a lighted room. After a frenzied duel, Mean King is able to dodge Force Baby’s attacks (despite being assaulted by Baby Intelligence as well) and decapitate him. After taking a moment to analyze Force Baby’s damage, Baby Intelligence confronts Mean King. They engage in combat using their swords and powers.
Baby Strength and Brute Gunray continue their sword battle in the bowels of the NoHead base. Gunray uses his powers against Baby Strength by using whatever equipment is at hand, eventually thrusting Baby Strength through a window, who lands on one of the emergency platforms. Finally, Baby Strength is able to drive Brute Gunray back, causing him to retreat along the extension gauntlet. Baby Strength is then able to throw him off the maintenance catwalk into the air shaft below. As he fell, Gunray was sucked into a gas port, and shortly thereafter found himself clinging to a weather vane on the underside of the NoHead base. Soon he lost balance and fell off and into the abyss, meeting his death.
The duel between Baby Intelligence and Mean King brings them to the Central Stack, the heart of the store. Mean King, pressed by the odds, hurls benches at Baby Intelligence, but Baby Intelligence avoids them. Mean King then hurls lightning at Baby Intelligence but with the last of his strength the baby repels it, and Mean King is thrown over the bench’s edge, but not before pushing Baby Intelligence off in descent. Mean King is able to hold on to a lower bench, while Baby Intelligence falls to the store’s floor. Mean King leaps after him, only to be stabbed subsequently when Force Baby directs the blade at him from downstairs.
Return to the MBH Edit
After disposing of Mean King, Baby Intelligence rides the desk back upstairs, where he finds Force Baby had recovered and is waiting for him. He tells him that Mean King is dead, and they have won. Just then, the comlink beeps. Baby Intelligence takes it out and answers. Baby Strength’s voice comes on and announces Brute Gunray’s death. Baby Intelligence tells him that Mean King is gone too, meaning that the NoHeads are extinct now.
The S.M.S.B. members meet together at the NoHead base. Baby Intelligence picks up Baby Strength, Telekinibabe, and Lindsay and takes them home in their Pinewood Derby. The book ends when Baby Intelligence learns of the Lunch Money Bandit’s escape from prison, and rallies the others to stop him. Unbeknownst to them, the evil Sebiscuits was still at large.
List of Deaths Edit
|Character||Killed By||Cause Of Death||Circumstances|
|Brute Gunray||Baby Strength||Falls into a toxic pit||Gunray cut off Lindsay and Telekinibabe to engage Baby Strength in a duel.|
|Mean King||Baby Intelligence and Force Baby||Sword||Impaled after Force Baby forces Baby Intelligence's blade upward|
One strange inaccuracy in the book is that several times it mentions Baby Intelligence as having a red supersuit instead of the well-known blue of the books.
There is a major discrepancy between the novel and the Expanded Universe, as the book shows Cygnus Evans dead. However, Cygnus is seen alive and well in the books set after the Bench Store. In the Expanded Universe, Rotta is stated to have survived as well.
New Characters Edit
|D. Isaac Thomas' The Super Babies series|
|Pride of the Super Babies||book||graphic novelization|
|The Blabberish Singer||book||graphic novelization|
|Revenge of Hell Burnbottom||book||graphic novelization|
|An Ended Generation||book||graphic novelization|
|The Final Chapter||book||graphic novelization|
|Zero to Hero||book||graphic novelization|
|The Second Hero||book||graphic novelization|
|The S.M.S.B.||book||graphic novelization|
|The Last Battle||book||graphic novelization|
|The X-Children||book||graphic novelization|
|The X-Adults: Endgame||book||graphic novelization|
|The X-Adults: Endgame||book||graphic novelization|
|Before The SMSB|
|When is Prehistory?||book||individual|
|Why Has The Storm Ceased?||book||individual|
|Where is the Darkness?||book||individual|
|Who Will Hold Dominion?||book||individual|
|What is a Bloodbath?||book||individual|
|The Life and Legends|