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Lobotomy Corporation

by TeeQueue

Part 155: BCP 3 - Knight of Despair

X-394 is a big facility, full of mysterious creatures known as Abnormalities. Many of these Abnormalities can do very bad things if they're handled improperly, and it's vitally important that our agents know just what may happen if they're careless. What's a manager to do?

Episode 3: Knight of Despair

Music: trailer

Hi! I'm Paul! Just your everyday plucky employee of Lobotomy Cobotomy, here today to talk about Knight of Despair!

Knight of Despair is one of several Magical Girl Abnormalities we can house here at Lobotomy Corporation! Because she's a WAW Abnormality who requires a Good result, we've temporarily buffed up your power levels to match.

My veins are full of ice and my stare could pierce a wall!

We've also gotten you a full team together, to take care of all the research we have to do! Please take note of their Pale resistances.

Tater and Guy are at 1.5x Pale, and Plastic and Zephyr both are at 2x. But why does that matter? I thought Knight of Despair did White damage!

That's because she holds herself back for the people she's sworn to protect!


Now, the first step is to gain her blessing. Do you think you can charm a Magical Girl, Paul?

Gosh golly, I think so, Miss Hod! My mom tells me I'm charming all the time!

She said she wanted to protect me, Miss Hod! I did a good job this time, huh?

You sure did! Her blessing is how she shows her bond!

Wowie! So now what do we do, Miss Hod?

Well Paul, in order to trigger the Knight of Despair's ability her blessed employee has to panic or die.

But without the ability to do works, how am I ever going to manage something like that, Miss Hod?

Don't you worry about that, Paul! We have plenty of options.

Our manager deserves only the best tools to get the job done!

Anyways, once the agent in question has been dealt with, poor Knight of Despair's heart gets broken! She only wanted to protect her dear friend, but yet again her efforts have come to nothing.

Yikes! Looks like she's turned into one of them Yan Deers!

Can you blame her, Paul? If she can't keep her friends safe, why shouldn't she just succumb to her inner darkness and destroy?

Because it doesn't benefit the company, Miss Hod?

Good answer, Paul! Now, let's try suppressing her.

Jiminy willikers, Miss Hod! I was trying to keep the camera on her, but she just stopped moving and teleported!

That's right, Paul! All magical girls can teleport-it's as important a part of their skillset as transforming and fighting evil!

Fighting evil? Does that mean we're the bad guys?

Oh, Paul, you silly goose. Let's watch her attack!

Those swords are really something else!

Oh, they sure are! Those blades each deal Pale damage-not even Welfare Captain Twee is immune to that kind of punch!

She's attacking so fast that she's restoring most of what she loses, though! Miss Hod, I wish that someday I could be as cool as one of the captains… :allears:

That's all about the effort you put into your work, Paul! Not all captains are built of the same stuff, though.

Yowie wowie! Extraction Captain Mizu's sleeping on the job!

It only took three swords for her to be reduced to this-since Knight of Despair deals 50 Pale damage, it can shave anyone to nothing in an instant!

Golly, 50 whole Pale damage? That number sure feels significant, Miss Hod!

That's because it is significant, Paul! Remember that Pale damage is always a percent of the agent's max HP value. Now tell me, what does every E.G.O suit of HE-level or below have in common?

Oh, I know this one, Miss Hod! They make you look really cool!

Not quite, Paul. They all have a 2x Pale modifier.

...And 2 times 50 is 100! That's a lot of damage!

It's more than a lot! Remember your friends from earlier? Let's demonstrate with them.

Crikey, that didn't seem fun! The two in the Firebird suit even died in a single hit each!

That's right! Remember, 100 Pale damage is damage equal to your max HP. You're dead if that touches you! Even the best WAW suits tend to have only a 1.5x resist, which means two hits is enough to kill most of our agents! Remember, if you see her in the hallways-run!

Not that this should ever happen, because our Manager isn't the sort to let protected employees die, right Miss Hod?

Oh, Paul, you silly goose. Don't be ridiculous! Is there anything else you'd like to know while we're wrapping up?

There sure is, Miss Hod! What if I've been having a lot of strange feelings and decided I'd like to try dating an Abnormality? Can they feel love?

That's a good question, Paul! You'd be amazed how often we're asked about it! Any Abnormality capable of expressing rational human thought is capable of feeling all the emotions that come with it. But don't go thinking that means it's okay to go to dinner with Knight of Despair or anything-remember! Abnormalities are dangerous, even on picnics! That's why Lobotomy Corporation has a strict 'no dating' policy between its employees and any Abnormality.

That means that if anyone finds out, you'll be brutally murdered! Assuming the Abnormality doesn't do it first, anyways.

Lobotomy Corporation only hires good boys and girls, everyone! Well, that's all the time we have today. Thanks for joining us! And remember…

Knowledge is just pain plus observation! Have a great day!