Iron walked along the sea bed, unhindered by the weight of the water. Since he had gotten the carbide upgrade, he'd finally gotten powerful enough to deal with the Crystal Gems in their entirety. He felt sand under his feet, as he started reaching the beach.
It was then that he heard Hell Diamond's call.
"ArE yOu ReAdY mY cHildReN?" Iron would have to deal with that menace later, but he decided to answer back as he breached the surface.
Technetium looked up from his datapad, sighing "I request you don't call me that. Anyway, I am always equipped, or capable of becoming equipped" he was at the base of the tree, readying himself for the handling of the rogue alien threat. This was what he had been made fore, and he wasn't about to err here. A pair of mechanical 'growths' started to 'sprout' from his back, one ending in a high powered artillery gun, the other in a trinary rocket pod.
"Iron?... Oh, yes, that... Well, when the system goes down, I am automatically reactivated to repair it... And since these things are still on our planet I feel it shouldn't hurt to... Rid ourselves of them... It will certainly be easier to rebuild without them." He looked over at him, his weapons moving with his gaze.
*he turned around and made a swiping gesture across the house, rockets firing into the side and opening up the walls. He made a nice entrance for everyone, while also freeing up visuals for him to hit the warp pad with an artillery shot.
At first Iron was apprehensive at cracking a Gem, something he's never done before, but he nodded to Mercy.
"Let's do this." Iron jumped out of the waves and unleashed an intense particle blast that blew a hole through the entirety of the Temple. Pearl jumped out with her spear at the ready, already charging a ball of energy at its tip. With a swing, she launched it at Iron, who made no effort to even block the attack. The ball went off like a bomb, leaving a super-heated crater in its midst...and a completely unharmed Iron.
"What!? H-How...?" Pearl stuttered, "You weren't this strong before!"
"You were clearly prepared for me," Iron started, "But it's clear that I simply came MORE prepared." In a dash of lightening speed, Iron rushed Pearl and sliced off one of her arms with his arm blades, and while she was able to block his next strike she was already severely weakened.