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"My knees ache. When will our loyalties be proven?"
- Cobra Commander (to the Baroness as they are kneeling before Sett)
As Alpine points out to Bazooka that he could always jump off the ankh
toward Earth, Duke asks Dr. Marsh what will happen next. However, as Dr.
Marsh explains that they appear to be part of a soul court, the Joes meet
Maab, guardian of universal law, and Amen-Ra, eldest of the gods and her
father. She explains that if the Joes survive their test, then the will
be found worthy. Then, Set-met, the fiercest daughter of Amen-Ra, attacks the
The fire shot from her mouth causes Alpine to fall from the ankh and
Bazooka jumps after his friend. Grabbing Lady Jaye, Set-met burns the advancing
Duke and Dr. Marsh to ashes and then turns to fry Barbecue, but he fires
a gun and destroys the fire ball. Lady Jaye hits the god’s nose and she
is dropped from her grasp. Then, Maab declares the trial to be over. Sekhmet
flies back into her father’s eye and the Maab restores Duke and Dr. Marsh,
and as Alpine and Bazooka fly back on a golden mongoose, Amen-Ra explains
that because everyone sacrificed themselves for the sake of another, they
have been found worthy since each was willing to sacrifice their own life
“My knees ache,” Cobra Commander tells the Baroness. “When will our
loyalties be proven?” Sett transforms back to his half-human shape and
declares the Cobra agents are loyal and ask if they have a plan. The Baroness
steps forward and tells the god that if he will give them the riches of
the tomb, Cobra will raises an army large enough to destroy all of his
brother’s followers. Mounds of gems and gold appear and an elated Cobra
Commander jumps into the piles and tells the others to radio the Rattlers
since they will need help carrying out the treasure.
The ankh lands back in the court of Osiris and despite Duke’s request
after being found as worthy souls, Osiris can not send them back to the
land of mortals since they left that realm when they entered his court.
A flight of stairs appears in the floor and Osiris tells the Joes that
Anubus will ferry them into the land of the dead. “Maybe we can jump ship,”
Duke whispers to the Joes. “Come on!”
Set leads Cobra Commander to a tunnel and tells him that he and his
followers can travel back to the surface and he explains that he will await
their return. Cobra Commander and the Baroness stop, turn around and Cobra
Commander says a pathetic attempt to deceive the god of evil, “Oh, we’ll
be back very soon.” But Sett mumbles to himself, “Sooner than you imagine,
you poor doomed fool.”
As Cobra Commander and the other Cobra agents reach the surface, a thunderstorm
and devastating winds erupt. The Crimson Guards are knocked back down into
the tomb, however, Cobra Commander and the Baroness are able to fly away
with the treasure.
As Anubus steers the ferry from the staircase with the Joes inside,
he explains to the Joes that if one gem is removed from the tomb of Osiris,
then the world will no longer be under his protection and the gods and
the world will be destroyed. Lady Jaye realizes that only Cobra Commander
would be so stupid to unknowingly cause the end of the world, so she offers
to help if Anubus can take them to the surface.
Despite the protests by the Baroness, Cobra Commander flies with the
cursed gems, avoids Sett as he appears in the sky and is shot down by the
Joes, who are flying in the air on Anubus’ ferry. The Cobra agents eject
from the burning plane and the bag of gems is caught by Anubus. “Nice catch,
dog face,” Duke tells the ferryman. “Army talk,” Duke adds. “Term of endearment.”
However, when Anubus is over a river, the boat flips over and the Joes
fall into the water. Climbing onto shore, Alpine tells the Joes and Dr.
Marsh that Anubus dumped them on purpose. Lady Jaye adds with a half-laughing
voice that the ferryman probably took offense to Duke’s remark of ‘dog
face.’ “Yeah, well, bow wow,“ Duke replies.
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