Our story so far,
Young Captain Chicken has rejected the advice of his friend, and mentor, "the old man" and gone into town by himself to see a movie at the drive-in theater. The feature playing that evening was 'Mystery Men'. Being new to the ways of men, Young Captain Chicken takes the film far more seriously than its producers intended.
After the movie ended, Young Captain Chicken foraged for food in the trash left behind by the other movie patrons. In one pile of trash, he finds a 'Mystery Men' promotional button. He decides to keep the button as a memento of his first movie experience.
Realizing the lateness of the hour, Young Captain Chicken begins to hurry home through the woods. Lost in thought, he fails to notice the approach of a gigantic flying robotic arm. The arm scoops up the little chicken and carries him off to an unknown destination.
That destination is soon revealed to be a hidden laboratory located deep within the Earth. The laboratory is filled with strange machines and even stranger occupants. On arrival, the little chicken is dropped into a large glass jar.
Unable to escape from the jar, the little chicken attempts to discover the motive for his abduction. In a flash of insight, the little chicken concludes the aliens are determined to take his button. Young Captain Chicken is then faced with a moral dilemma. If he exchanges his button for his freedom, will this act of surrender encourage the aliens to abduct others? The question is simple, should he give up? The little chicken takes strength from his role models, the old man and the 'Mystery Men', and decides that he will not surrender. This decision will change the little chicken's life forever. Young Captain Chicken hides the button beneath a strange blue mat laying on the bottom of the jar. He then vows to watch his captors, learn their secrets and then use those secrets to escape his prison.
While watching his captors, Young Captain Chicken is witness to an astonishing sight! The aliens disappear, one by one, from the laboratory. Even casual readers of science fiction know this phenomenon as 'teleportation'. To the little chicken, the "strange creatures" are "just gone". Only now, does the little chicken begin to understand that he is facing forces beyond his imagination!
When his captors return to the laboratory, Young Captain Chicken becomes the victim of a bizarre alien experiment. The little chicken is shocked senseless and then violated by an alien probe. The probe implants a capsule inside the little chicken's entrails. The aliens take great satisfaction from this process.
The aliens use an "activation harness" to bombard the capsule with radiation. The capsule absorbs the radiation and uses it to grow tentacles which invade the little chicken's organs. The tentacles allow the capsule to merge with the little chicken. After evaluating the status of the capsule, the aliens deem this phase of the experiment to be a success.
The little chicken is returned to the jar to recover from his ordeal. His rest is cut short as the aliens place the little chicken inside a gigantic microwave oven. The aliens microwave the little chicken until he passes out and collapses. As the little chicken is being returned to the jar, one of the aliens activates the implant inside him. The implant is revealed to be the central element of a data collection system. The implant transmits the information it has collected about the little chicken back to the alien's control console. This entire episode has been a test of the little chicken's reaction to microwave radiation.
After yet more time in the jar, the little chicken is placed inside the 'cold chamber'. Exposed to the cold, the little chicken reacts with violence against his captors! The aliens respond in kind with an electromagnetic pulse. The pain takes the fight out of the little chicken. The chamber grows colder and colder. Finally, the little chicken collapses. Just before he passes out, the little chicken observes that "the sting" hurt less than the last time. Is this a key development? Only time will tell!
After recovering from his ordeal in the cold chamber, the little chicken is returned to the main laboratory. He is placed on top of a strange mat. To the little chicken, the mat resembles a snake skin. Next to the mat is the orange robot, now armed with a shock stick. The orange robot uses gestures to instruct the little chicken to lie down on the mat. The mat is soon revealed to be yet another alien testing device. The mat wraps itself around the little chicken, squeezes him and cuts off his air supply. Young Captain Chicken struggles but is unable to free himself from the clutches of the mat. After the little chicken collapses from a lack of oxygen, the mat unwraps itself and the little chicken is returned to the jar.
The little chicken's ordeal continues when the aliens force him to participate in a series of "fight" tests. His opponents range from the common to the bizarre.
During his first fight, Young Captain Chicken is defeated by a large lizard-like creature. While waiting to be eaten, the little chicken wishes he could fight well enough to protect himself from being eaten by predators and tormented by his captors. Luckily for the little chicken, these fights were not to the death! When the little chicken regains his courage and stands up to fight, he finds his opponent is gone! Happy to be alive, the little chicken redoubles his efforts to learn to fight.
As the test continues, the little chicken begins to display an unexpected aptitude for physical combat. For reasons still unexplained, the little chicken's feathers prove to be impervious to attacks by pointed objects! He wins some matches. He loses others. But in every match the little chicken gains self-confidence and improves his fighting skills.
In his final match, Young Captain Chicken's opponent is a sick cow. The little chicken refuses to fight! The aliens respond to his rebellion with shock sticks! Despite the pain, Young Captain Chicken holds fast to his decision -- he will not fight! The electrical discharge continues until the sick cow can no longer stand the pain! It stumbles forwards towards the little chicken. Young Captain Chicken easily dodges the clumsy attack. The sick cow falls to the mat. Unable to stand up, the sick cow can only lie on the mat, fearing what is to come. Those fears are soon realized when the large gray robot jams a shock stick into the head of the helpless animal. Young Captain Chicken is outraged at this display of cruelty! His attempt to defend the sick cow fails when he captured by the robotic arm. After the little chicken has been returned to the jar, the aliens evaluate the results of the test. Only now, have the aliens realized that Young Captain Chicken is not the "usual" sort of chicken!
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