Written by The Watcher
When the Overlord had pulled the lever the Watcher braced himself as the now too familiar jolts coursed through his system. As he lay back straining against his restraints, once more he felt the circuit complete itself as electrical signals from the infernal machinery flowed back and forth through the neural induction leads attached to his forehead. Their purpose, to forcefully grab control of his uncanny senses, manipulating them the way strings animate a puppet, forcing him to focus them on a subject of the Overlord's choosing.
Once again he attempted to resist this coericion of his power, this trespass on his sensorium, to no avail. Too much strength pulled on those strings, and they were too resilient to be snapped. Unsuccessful in his resistance, the Watcher had no choice but to see what he was directed to see.
Against his will, he felt his perceptions yanked outward, expanding to encompass the dimensions still free from the Overlord's tyranny. He was everywhere simultaneously, one with the cosmos. An ordinary mind would have been overwhelmed by the massive stimuli, lost in a sea of countless worlds and dimensions relentlessly crashing against the shores of consciousness. But the Watcher's mind was far from ordinary. The mental aspects of his Immutability combined with the strength of will and purpose he had come to possess allowed him to keep his identity, his sanity, his individuality, even in the face of such a massive influx of details.
And then it happened. The collapse of Khazan into nothingness sent reverberations throughout the fabric of creation. As the massive shockwave propagated through the multiverse, it overloaded the Watcher's perceptions, causing him to black out due to the sheer power that he felt wash over him.
Asleep but Aware
When the Watcher recovered from his momentary loss of consciousness he found himself back in his technological prison, but not in the position he last remembered. He quickly realized he wasn't seeing things from his physical eyes, but still through the power of his clairsentience. He deduced the massive shock had caused his senses to be drawn back to his prison.
Looking around he saw the expressionless face of the Overlord staring at the far wall, and then his own seemingly lifeless body still lying where he had left it. For a second he had thought he had died and was now a spirit, but then a quick use of his powers showed his soul to still reside within his body. How could it not? Thanks to his Immutability it was entwined so tightly with his corporeal form that it would take his body's absolute destruction to set his spirit free. It was merely his perspective which remained separate from it.
Looking at his own medical readings he discovered that the incredible wave of power that washed over him had induced mental trauma so severe that even with his Immutability it would take at least a day to recover from the comatose state he was in. He wondered why if this was the case he was able to think and perceive what was happening, then he remembered some stories of people in supposedly deep comas who once awakened claimed to have remembered hearing the words others spoke to them while in their former state. And how people who had clinically died for a few minutes still had memories of experiences with the afterlife, even when their brains had ceased to function during that time period.
He realized he must be in a similar situation, only due to his clairsentience he had a much better perception than those coma victims. And that like those who experienced near death, whatever he was thinking and experiencing with, it wasn't his brain. Looking at the sensors monitoring his cerebral functions confirmed his conclusions, as they showed only the rudimentary brain activity of the deeply comatose. As far as all the machines were concerned, he was all but dead to the world, in a deep and dreamless sleep.
As he watched the Overlord glance momentarily at his body's restraints and then exit the room the Watcher suddenly realized something. In his extreme rage at the destruction of Khazan, the Overlord had forgotten the Key around his neck. The Key which allowed his perceptions to bypass all barriers. Realizing he had an unknown amount of time before he recovered from his coma and drew the attention of the Overlord again, the Watcher decided to make the most of his situation and explore as much of the palace as possible before he "woke up." The knowledge he would gain could help him if he ever found himself in a postion to take advantage of it...