At an old abandoned section of the city's subway stands a mobile trailer which serves as a laboratory of the notorious mad scientist Dr. BadVibes, who, along with his robot sidekick Buzzbomb, is working on another device to help Big Boss commit another crime.
Dr. BadVibes: "Everything's just about ready, Buzzbomb. How's fueling of the VacMobile coming along?"
Buzzbomb: *brackets translating Buzzbomb's robot dialect* [Almost full, master.]
BadVibes: "Excellent! These VacMobiles will clean up all those cluttering bank safes and dusty jewelry displays. Soon all of the filthy money will be removed from the newly opened Bank of The People in one clean sweep!"
Buzzbomb: [Hope we got clean hands for them.]
BadVibes: "Oh, we do, my faithful robot. Thanks to this Law Away Sanitizer that gets rid off all those nasty germs of justice we get whenever we find ourselves arrested by those dirty handed flatfoots and their crime-fighting gadgets. Yech! Who wants to get their hands stained with their handcuffs?"
Berserko: *barging in* "Hey, Dr. BadVibes! Ya gotta help me!"
BadVibes: "Berserko! Just what are you doing running around in your underwear? And what's with that broken stringed violin?"
Berserko: "I wanna get some strings to fix the violin Uncle Big Boss wants to play."
BadVibes: "I don't have any strings, Berserko. But I do have something to cover your skins. Go put on some clothes I got stashed away inside the lab's wardrobe. We're going to do some spring cleaning on a certain bank across the road from a newly opened music store."
Berserko: "Spring cleaning?" *grinning wickedly* "All right! Be right back." *races to the lab*
Buzzbomb: [All fueled and ready to go, Master.]
BadVibes: "Well done, Buzzbomb! Let's test it."
Buzzbomb: *looking around* [But there's nothing to test on.]
BadVibes: "Oh, there is something we can test on, Buzzbomb."
Buzzbomb: [What's that?]
BadVibes: "YOU!" *turns on the vacuum device*
Buzzbomb: *getting sucked in* [Hey! Whoooooooaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!]
BadVibes: "Hee Hee Hee Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! Works like a charm!"
Buzzbomb: [LEMME OUTTA HERE! LEMME OUTTA HERE, YOU CONE-HEADED CREEP!]
BadVibes: "Hey! Watch your voice chip there, buddy, or I won't make any steal wool cookies for you again!"
Buzzbomb: [YIKES! OK! OK! I TAKE IT BACK! I'M SORRY, MASTER! VERY, VERY SORRY! FORGIVE ME FOR INSULTING YOU! IT WON"T HAPPEN AGAIN! NOW WILL YOU LET ME OUT OF HERE?! I'M SCARED OF THE DARK!]
BadVibes: "Say 'please'."
BadVibes: "With sugar on it?"
Buzzbomb: [With sugar on it?]
BadVibes: "With a cherry on top?"
Buzzbomb: [With a cherry on top?]
BadVibes: "Very well, Buzzbomb. Out you go." *reaches to pull the reverse lever*
Buzzbomb: *getting sucked out* AAAAAAAUUUUUUEEEEEEEEE!
BadVibes: "Welcome back, Buzzbomb. Hee Hee Hee Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!"
Buzzbomb: *dazed with sparks flying from his glass dome* [Ooo, my achin' circuits..]
Inside the lab, Berserko tries on some hand-me-downs from BadVibes' wardrobe.
Berserko: "Shoot. None of these stinkin' clothes fit. Makes me wanna try out some of that fat eater pills he got stashed away somewhere around here. Hey! What's this?"
Berserko notices a strand of strings lying around the desk.
Berserko: "Cool! Violin strings!"
Taking the strings, Berserko quickly replaced the broken strings with the strings he found on the desk.
Berserko: "There! Fit as a fiddle! Now Uncle Big Boss will happily perform his first crooked opus. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!"
BadVibes: "What's taking you so long, Berserko?"
Berserko: "Almost ready, Dr. Badvibes. But I can't seem to find anything to wear that'll fit me."
BadVibes: "Look in the extra large chest at the floor of the wardrobe, you twit!"
Berserko: "Oh! I see that." *opens the chest to find a old tuxedo set and a white curly wig* "Wow! Neat fancy stuff to wear at a performin' gig! Speaking of gigs…"
Quickly, Berserko puts on the tuxedo set and wig and gaze in a large mirror.
Berserko: "Soon I'll be the envy of all the musicians in Empire City, with fans everywhere jammin' and shoutin', 'Come and rock me Berserk-o-day-us!' Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!"
BadVibes: "Quit fooling around in there! Finish getting dress and get out here this instant!"
Berserko: "All dressed and ready to perform!" *emerges from the lab*
BadVibes: "Egad! What are you doing in that silly Beethoven costume!? We're going on a crime spree, not perform in a philharmonic!"
Berserko: "I knew that! I just wanted to go out robbin' in style and then perform my first sonata."
Buzzbomb: [You can't play that thing!]
Berserko: "Oh yeah? Sez who?"
BadVibes: "I thought you said Big Boss wants to play the violin."
Berserko: "I did! But I wanna play it to make sure it works before I hand it over to Uncle Big Boss."
BadVibes: "But I don't have any violin strings, Berserko. I told you that before."
Berserko: "What do ya call these?" *shows the violin with new strings attached* "I found them on the table while looking for some clothes to wear."
BadVibes: *sparks flash from the glass dome* "Th-Th-Th-Those are not violin strings!"
Berserko: "So what? At least that big ol' tub-o'-lard will have his violin back and everything's gonna be so hunky dory with Big Boss doin' the screech-box and us rollin' in moola and prestige. Come on! Let's get out there and make ourselves rich and crookedly famous! Crime's-a-wasting!" *runs to the vac-mobile*
Buzzbomb: [Should we tell him what they really are, Doc?]
BadVibes: *shaking his head* "Nah! Why bother arguing with that peabrained idiot, Buzzbomb? Let him figure it out for himself." *walks up to join Berserko in the vac-mobile*
Berserko: "Here we go! Off to perform my first concert of crime! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!" *revs up the vehicle and speeds away*
Buzzbomb: *watching the two crooks drove away* [Sigh. If Berserko tries to play that string-a-ma-jig, he's gonna be in for one hot time in the old town tonight— literally.]
Just then Ms. Demeanor and Rock Krusher and Buttons McBoomBoom, whom they have just sprung out of prison, drops by to see Dr. BadVibes and ask if he have seen Berserko.
Buttons: "He's should be around here somewhere. Last time I heard, he's working on some huge vacuum cleaning device."
Krusher: "Hey! Dr. BadVibes! Where duh heck ya go!?"
Buzzbomb: [He not here.]
Ms. Demeanor: "Hey, Buzzbomb. Where's that coneheaded pal of yours?"
Buzzbomb: [He went with Berserko to go rob a bank across the road from that one music store.]
Buttons: "What'd he say?"
Krusher: "He says BadVibes went with Berserko to go rob that one bank across the road from that one Harpy store."
Ms Demeanor: "But what about the violin? Big Boss wants it back now."
Buzzbomb: [He took it with him right after he replace some broken strings with explosive fuse cords that will bust into flames the moment you either pluck a string or rub a stick across it. You must get that string-a-ma-jig away from Berserko or else he'll try to play that thing and find himself and the whole area within a 1 yard radius being engulf in flames before you can say, "Berserko, you nincompoop!"]
Ms Demeanor: "GASP!"
Buttons: "What's the matter?"
Krusher: "Buzzbomb says we gotta get out there and stop Berserko before he gets fried by that fiddle laced with pyrotechnic explosive wires that will explode into flames the moment Berserko starts performing pizzicatos."
Buttons: "Oh No!"
Krusher: "That means we have no time to loose! Come on!"
At once, Rock Krusher, Ms. Demeanor, Buttons, and Buzzbomb all made their way to the air speeders and blasts off to go after Berserko who thinks he's out to achieve music stardom with his not-so-great performance. But, a certain harpist, his "lady", and his teacher begs to differ.