The room was set for the operation to get rid of the Dissonance. All the tools were there, despite Chip having no surgical knowledge, and Ogilvy lay asleep on the table. The first cut ran deep, and Chip noticed the cloud of tiny robots drifting about, which inspired him. He began to gather lifeless corpses of his former friend’s past victims, and arranged parts of them on an adjoining table. He then used a syringe to entrap some of the Dissonance, injecting it into the false body. The wounds were repaired as the remaining cloud floated into the creation en masse, and the body changed while this happened. The form became feminine and pronounced, with pointed ears and grey flesh.
All that came to mind for Chip was the Metal Slug victory screen.