Part 18: PersistenceLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia we kept doing jobs for the bad guys, which is kinda silly. Now on Hyperdimension Neptunia
So the guy seriously just walked out?
Video- Black Heart Overload
Thats what I said, wasnt it?
So, why isnt he back yet? Also, are we supposed to be talking about this stuff thats playing or something?
I wonder where Neptune would go? Those Guild people said something about a Key Fragment
A piece of a key? I wonder if it belonged to Neptune. Is that what theyre looking for ?
No, no! Stupid Black Heart, dont go off on pointless tangents! How will I deal with Neptune?
Shall I disguise myself and set up a food shack in front of the Basilicom? Shes always loved warm food
Stop thinking about the food shack! Its not like you want to cook for her or anything! Tch, Neptune !
Hey, you! In the plug suit dealie!
Wh-What are you ? Planning to ambush me, eh?! Good for you. Ill gladly accept your challenge!
Why would we want to ambush you? Did we take the same job again? Or are you perhaps stalking cute little Neptune?
Wha-no! Well, yes! B-B-But, Neptune! Im here to settle the score with you!
You cant have our Nep-Nep! If you want her, youll have to step over my dead body.
Oh, okay. I owe you a plate of revenge anyway. Ill take all three of you at the same time!
I guess. I wish I knew why that crazy lady keeps attacking us.
Boss Battle: Black Heart
Its Black Heart again. Shes even stronger than last time, with more health, better stats, and an attack that hits the whole party. You might want to head to Lowee and start doing stuff there if you couldnt beat that Clione a while ago, because its very easy to be underleveled and get wrecked by Black Heart here.
Especially when we keep beating her up so bad.
Video- Amnesia Buddies
However, theres still one way! This entire landmass will eventually assault Neptune. Dont ever forget that!
It doesnt matter how many times you try! Justice is totally on our side!
Yeah, three against one. Such balanced justice. Shouldnt you have chased after her?
Why? I dont care. Not like shes a lean, mean, grilling machine. She wont satisfy my hunger.
No, I mean, she despises you. She probably knows something about you prior to you losing our memories.
Oooh, snappy-snap! I could ask her everything if I catch her. I didnt even think about it Wait up!
Geez. Shes got such a one-track mind. Shall we? Im sure shell be fine alone.
And then she totally got away from us again.
But I made a new friend so its okay!
Neptune?! Dont scare me like that! Have you come after me? Fine, lets go, fair and square!
Whoa, hold your ponies. Have we met? Sorry, who are you and where are you from?
Hmm, but we know each other, right? Sorry, I gotta bad memory lately, so
I guess that explains why Id become an amnesiac so easily! Yknow, it kinda sucks.
Neptune, you lost your memory? How di- ? Oh, I see. Thats right.
Yeah, it was a while ago. All I know about little ol me is my name and I can transform. Iffy and Compa have been
Oops, I totally forgot! Have you seen a girl your age in a skanky one-piece with lots of weapons on her body?
I dont know where to begin. I saw someone like that fly into the sky and then into the horizon
Aww, of course I cant catch her on foot. Thanks for the spiffy info. So, youre Whoa! Are you bleeding?!
Huh? Oh, yes. I um Monsters! I was assaulted by three little harpies!
Um, maybe you should get those treated. Lemme take you to town, okay?
Wh-What? Wait Um, I O-Oh !
For a new friend she wasnt really all that friendly.
Thank you. Youre Neptunes friend, um Compa, right?
Yes! I found Nep-Nep on the ground back in Planeptune. Weve been close as scissors since then!
So whered you come from? Iffys not here, but thats okay. We can take you back to wherever youre from.
Um, I came from really, really far away. I dont r-remember the details.
What? Then youre ! My amnesiac best buddy?!
Huh? Oh, oh yes! Thats right, amnesia. Oh boy, I cant remember a single thing! It mustve happened when I was attacked.
Then how can we get you back home! Uh-oh
Just stick around us until you remember! You can totally help us save Histy!
No, this isnt gonna be an easy journey. We shouldnt involve outsiders!
Oh, she was okay.
Did you decide what to do? Lets take her back while its light outside. Her parents are probably worried sick.
Actually, weve decided she will stay. She doesnt remember anything. We cant let her fight though, since shes a civilian.
I apologize for the trouble. Please dont push yourselves for my sake.
No choice, huh? Neptune, you found her, so you better take responsibility for her.
Alrighty! Ill feed her, potty train her, take her for walks, and get her spayed until she remembers something!
What? Oh well. Ladies, weve got another job request. Get prepped in forty seconds!
F-Forty seconds ? Thats so specific and way too quick for a girl to get herself ready to go out!
Were going out for a bit, so keep the door locked. Eat whatever you find in the bowl Neptune got you. Heres some cash.
If you remember where you came from while were out, dont worry about saying good-bye. Just go. Later.
So chatty. Its something we didnt have in Celestia
I mean Im not sure what she was talking about half the time but I really liked her.
No, unfortunately not. Soon, I hope. Can I ask why you three are on this journey?
Were saving the world! A beautiful princess named Histy is locked away in like a huge castle prison somewhere!
Only I can hear her voice. Awesome, huh? Shes waiting for us to save her as we speak. How can I ignore her?
Youre quite committed. But, a goddess should care for more than one thing at a time.
A goddess, right. People who look the most bored are usually the ones working the hardest!
But our hard work doesnt always pay off You must be future-proof or your efforts will go to waste !
Ythink? All experience points get split equally across the partys level. Isnt that kinda future-proofing?
What? No! Ugh, sorry. I shouldnt expect you to understand when you dont remember anything from your past.
But, thats exactly why I can speak with you like this. People say I only do everything I dont think thats true.
Oh, I cant do everything either! Ive tried to just lick the chocolate off a candy bar, but I still end up chomping it.
Hahaha, whats that about? I meant like well, I get a little too focused sometimes. A real one-track mind.
I dunno about that. Are you um starting to remember stuff?
Oh, no! Nope, not a thing. Im just rambling, I guess. I dont get to talk to other girls like this very often.
Neptune, can I ask you one last weird question?
Last one? Okay, but it better not be perverted. I am a pure maiden.
Im not sure why but she seemed really familiar. Like I used to have a friend like her a long time ago.
You wanna save the people, right? You can do it if you were a goddess. Dont you want that power?
Hmm, nopers! Id have to leave Compa and Iffy and live in Celestia and read and govern and blah! No way!
I see. Im glad I heard your honest answer. You wouldve never said such a thing before.
Ill be the one to protect the world. Ill rule everything. Ill end it all.
Protect? Rule? Whatre you mumbling about? Iffys not here to explain those words
Dont worry. Just stay here in this world and concentrate on saving your Histy princess. Okay?
I mean I know she needed to get home, but I wish she was still with us
Hrrmpphhh? Compaaaaa Oh, was I asleep?
Yeah, comatose with drool, making a little lake by your face. She left, huh? There was a note saying she regained her memory.
Oh, she did ? She was my first and only amnesiac best buddy
Something happen? What did you two do all day?
We were just talking about stuff. She seemed stressed over something and I was all listening to her and whatever.
I know I said it was okay, but its still kind of cold she actually did leave with just a note saying her good-byes.
Th-Thats not true. We talked a whole bunch and she was really nice! Take that back, you meanieface!
Wh-Whats your problem? Seriously, what happened? Youre acting like a spoiled cry-baby sort of like Compa.
Huh? Lets just leave her alone for now, Iffy. Nep-Nep seems upset.
No, Im Im just sad. I dunno why, but Im sad.
Lets lets change the subject, okay?
Arent you all knee-knockin and scared of the kid?
Yes but, I cant get him off my mind.
His eyes They are the eyes of a neglected child craving a loving embrace!
I kinda figured youd end up like this. You totally cant ignore people with problems.
I dont know if I really wanna talk about that kid again, hes really weird even for our story.
If he even has a home to go to!
Im sure hes a poor child who was beaten and abandoned by his parents.
Like other children, he wants to play the best games but he has no money!
And I I acted so cold towards him !
Boy: Oh, you ladies are back?
Greedy Boy appears! Command?
Whats with that attitude? You ladies?! You think youre some kinda stud?!
Boy: C-Calm down. No reason to get so flustered!
I was just trying to be her friend since she looked so lonely here.
Her friend? Compas ?
Boy: Yeah. I mean, I crossed the line when I met all three of you before, but
Huh? Th-Then, about your birthday and
Boy: Sorry. Ive already got the newest console.
My pops is on the development team, so I always get the newest one right away. The third-gen system has tons of memory!
So that means Compa you were sort of being picked on, after all
Boy: I better get moving. I was invited to an industry party with my dad tonight.
Good day, miserable-looking ladies.
Oh, well, youve all got wonderful racks. Just saying.
Y-Y-You booger! Are you saying besides my boobs, I look miserable?! C-Compa, are you ?
Nep, leave her alone. Shes about to have a mental meltdown from all the confusing logic going around.
Gh agh ahhh !
Well, too late now, we just talked about him. So, Chian finished her new weapon for the Tech Expo.
Video- Test Model
Youre really going? The Expos run by the Parliament now. You might not even have a chance to get them to look at your stuff.
Chian: I cant back out since Ive invested so much already. Not going is no longer an option.
Besides, Lady Black Heart has the final say. The Parliament cant defy her.
Is she even gonna be there? The Sanctuary people are ignored by the Parliament side, right?
Chian: Its nothing for us to worry about. The Expo isnt the Expo without the main guest.
The Parliament wants more authority over the Sanctuary. Its just a power play. No point if theres no goddess, though!
Back to the topic. I wanted to ask you girls to work at my booth, since were showcasing weaponry.
Wh-What? No! I wont lower myself to become a booth babe for show!
Im still not happy with this whole thing.
Chian: Youre all used to handling them, yknow? Ill even let you keep them as a reward after the Expo ends!
Oh, so what kinda weapon is it? Is it cool? Ba-boom powerful?! Cmon, cmon, cmon, lets do it! We get free stuff!
We spend so much on weapons. Wouldnt it be totally rad to not have to pay for once?
Well sure but, no! It sounds like a chore and its still kind of embarrassing. You agree, right Compa?
But Chian is asking for our help and we need powerful weapons to fight monsters
Done! Match end! Two against one, so majority wins. Iffy, you will join us because were a party!
Its irritating to have stupid, gullible, moe girls in my party sometimes.
Chian: Oh, almost forgot. Wait here. Im going to lend you the test model.
System Message: Obtained Mech Sword Armas.
Are you for cereal?! Dont you need it to display at the Expo?
Chian: You do know what a test model is, right? Im making the real item now.
I want you to use the test model to find anything that needs improvement. Im basically asking you to test it for me.
So, we find any defects and report to you, right?
Chian: Basically but dont use the term defect.
Someones jealous of my laser sword!
Im really not. So, Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Um, how am I supposed to know what happens in the future?
I dont know, the narrator just seemed to and Ive been making it up.
Um, okay. Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Guild! Heretics in the land of snow!