Punisher vs. Judge Dredd

Tattered wings flutter weakly, framed by the dark mist covered streets under towering, dirty skyscrapers. The sound of the creature’s long devilish nails, scraping uselessly against the concrete, are the only sounds in the dead of the cold night. As the creature attempts to pull itself away, a shadow falls over his red, broken, bruised body. He looks back with a sad toothy grin, “This is pointless, I’ll come back…I always…do.” He turns away and looks at the ground, anticipating the final blow. Above him a man clad in all black, save a large skull on his chest stares down at him. In his eyes is a fuming anger which has been growing exponentially every single time jump he took tracking this hell demon. Behind him a glowing portal slowly begins to fade. “Olivier, I’m sick of all these damn games.” The demon turns to him.
“Come on Frank, you must enjoy playing, you keep making me stronger.” The Punisher pulls out a box of Cuban cigars, he sticks one in Olivier’s mouth and one in his own. He pulls out a ebony desert eagle pistol and fires one shot lighting both his cigar and Olivier’s. “The ride is over now. Next stop, hell.”
“Fuck that, they still don’t like me down there, how about Hawaii?”
“Where the hell did you drag me to?”
Olivier laughs and coughs,
“somewhere… you will have to kill, somewhere…you…will hand me the soul that I need to become the king of the entire underworld.”
A motorcycle revs in the distance. Olivier’s eyes shine.
“He is near.”
The Punisher casually puffs on the cigar. He kneels down and grabs the back of the large demon’s head. “You’d still be a pile of broken bones buddy. Micro, hit him,” through the portal ten discs fly out and arrange themselves in a pentagram star with Olivier in the middle. They glow a bright orange, red, green and shoot out long blue tentacles that tie Olivier down right where he is.
VROOOMM!!! From the top of a skyscraper a motorcycle leaps into the air and down the side of the building. Glass and steel fly as the motorcycle tears its way down the abandoned building. The Punisher dives behind the skeleton of an old car. The motorcycle comes to a screeching halt right next to Olivier.
The Punisher surveys the man on the motorcycle from behind his cover. The man’s face is obscured by a large red and black helmet. His heavy boots thud on the pavement as he steps off his Bike.
A great orange flame explodes hundreds of feet into the air from the center of the star. Olivier screams in maniacal laughter as his body disintegrates, and his skeleton is sucked into the underworld. The discs fly back into the wormhole just before it closes. The man on the motorcycle stares at the scorched earth where Olivier was and back to the Punisher. He places his hand on his giant gun which hums at his touch.
“Step out from behind the vehicle with your hands in the air!”
Punisher grabs his com link“Micro where the hell am I? ”
“More like when,” Micro replies, “ Your still in Queens, like a bunch of years in the future I don’t know, I gotta open up another portal. You got time?”
“Guy smiley over there doesn’t seem like he wants to give me any of that.”
“Well, stall.” Microchip cuts the com link. Punisher groans. This crazy cook doesn’t seem like he’s much for stalling. Punisher stands up with his hands raised.
“And who are you?” he asks of the man on the motorcycle.
“I, am the law. You have been witnessed disturbing the piece, handing out vigilante justice, destroying property-”
“Hey asshole, you just tore up a skyscraper getting down here, and you’re claiming to be some kind of cop?”
“I am Judge Dredd, Mega City One, you have been found guilty, you are sentenced to death, any last words?”
“The hell? So, yer Judge, Jury, and executioner?”
“That is correct.” Judge Dredd raises his gun.
“I like your style but-”
His arms drop as he quickly draws a large knife and flings it at the Judge, at the same time Judge Dredd fires at him. Punisher barely gets back behind the car before the blast of the Judge’s gun rocks the side of the car. Bits of the car shower Punisher.
“There is no room for Vigilantes in Mega city one! You will surrender!”
“Never have, never will.”
The punisher pulls the pin out of a grenade and lobs it over the car skeleton. Dredd jumps on his Motorcycle and speeds off. The explosion catapults the Judge and his Bike into the air and through an abandoned store window. He lies on the floor staring at the dirty ceiling. Who is this guy? In his ear the radio is saying something…something about backup?
“No! Stand down! I will take him myself,” says Dredd. “Bike!” His motorcycle launches itself off its side and speeds over to him. Dredd hops onboard and pulls out his scattergun.
The Punisher climbs up a fire escape, hand over hand, faster, faster until he leaps onto the top of the building.
“Micro! How the hell long do you need me to stall for? This guys talking to a motorcycle, and its listening.”
“The more you call me the longer it’ll take.”
“Hurry up! I just battled the master of hell, I’m running just a little low on ammo!” Punisher angrily replies.
Judge Dredd emerges from the building. He grits his teeth angrily and revs his bike. His tires spin kicking up gravel and loose newspapers. The laser on the front of his bike begins glowing red.
ZOOMMMM!
The laser shoots at the rooftop from the ground, The Punisher dodges it. It completely obliterates the billboard behind him. It begins to fall. Shit
Punisher runs and dives onto the next rooftop. Judge Dredd jumps an empty car and into the street.
BOOM!
He lands on a proximity mine planted by The Punisher. Dredd and his Bike are thrown once again into the air. Punisher jumps up and pulls out his Desert eagle. He fires at Dredd. Dredd gains his composure in mid-air and kicks himself higher off of the flaming remains of his bike. Punisher’s bullet hits the bike causing a second explosion propelling Dredd forward as he aims his Scattergun. He fires hitting The Punisher directly in the chest flinging him across several rooftops. His leather jacket flaps ferociously in the air. Punisher’s head hits the ground, hard. He groggily gets to his feet. Judge Dredd lands on the opposite side of the rooftop.
“Give up?”
The Punisher shakes his head, “Not a chance.”
Dredd levels his gun at him.
Punisher pulls out an M16 from behind his back and fires hitting Dredd in his body armor. One of the bullets lands on the right side of his jaw.
The judge falls backwards off the building. Who the hell is this guy? Does he not know?
He hits the ground with a heavy crash. Luckily his body armor has absorbed most of the fall. His visor is cracked.
The Punisher stares over the edge. Dredd stares up at him, watches him, as he drops a grenade. As the grenade falls through space, The Judge flinches, has he ever seen death this close before? He rolls off the ground and dives into the alleyway.
The grenade explodes sending shrapnel twenty feet into the air.
“Cut all the lights to sector twelve!” Shouts Dredd into his commlink. Immediately darkness falls upon the battlefield that sector 12 has become. In the darkness Dredd can see perfectly. He scales the building hoping to use this to his advantage against his heavily trained foe.
When he gets to the top he scans the area. Where did he go?
WHAM!
Ah…there he is. The judge takes a hard punch to the back of the head and drops to the ground. The punisher is behind him with night vision goggles on. He slams the judges head into the ground over, and over, and over again. His visor breaks, Punisher pulls off his helmet and throws it over the edge. It falls, seemingly forever, to the ground before completely shattering.
Judge Dredd lies on the ground bleeding. Punisher presses his commlink.
“Micro where the hell-”
A portal opens up across the rooftop.
“Bout damn time,” said Punisher as he makes he way across the rooftop. He steps over the Judge and walks to the portal.
The judge slowly reaches and grabs his gun. He hits a button on the side, aims, and fires one last desperate shot at the punisher. The shot lands. Flames erupt the incinerary shot finds its target and sends the punisher into immediate drop and roll procedures. The judge gets to his feet, shakes himself off, and walks over to The Punisher as he rolls inches away from his freedom. Just as the flames subside, Dredd removes the night vision goggles and begins punching Punisher in the face, breaking his nose. Punisher grabs his fist and flips him. They both jump to their feet.
They stare each other down and begin circling, circling, searching for a weakness, anything, any point they can exploit. They are both near their levels of exhaustion. The only thing fueling them is pure stubbornness.
The portal remains open but Punisher doesn’t even look at it.
“Uh Frank?,” calls Microchip “You can come home now.”
“No I’m going to finish this.”
“Dude what the hell!”
Punisher clicks off his commlink. Seeing an opening The Judge runs at him, Punisher side steps him, and drops an elbow onto his back between the armoring. Dredd pulls back and circles back around.
He eyes him suspiciously. The punisher leaps at him, Dredd grabs him out of the air and slams him onto the ground. They wrestle, counter grappling each hold the other can throw until they are both back on their feet. Punisher throws a right hook, then a left, missing as Dredd tries to counter but this too fails. Punisher throws a kick and Dredd quickly ducks under it and throws his own which appears to miss. But then The punisher touches his stomach, there’s a large gash, there’s more, intestines, he’s been cut open. He falls to his knees. Dredd pulls out his gun.
“Sentence executed.” Says Dredd. He puts the gun to The Punisher’s Head and pulls the trigger.
The wormhole fades as The Punisher falls to the ground.ImageImage

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