The Let's Play Archive


by The Dark Id

Part 101: Episode XCIV: A World in Flux

Episode XCIV: A World in Flux

Oh dear...

Music: The Shadowlord's Theme ~ Vocals Only

Shade Nier mutters something unintelligible to his daughter. I really would like to know what this jerk is saying... Though actually, you can make out a few words here and there...

"Dad...stop. Please...I...I don't want this anymore. I don't need someone else's body. I don't want it."

You can make out the words "Yonah" and "No" when Shadowlord speaks this time. The rest is a mystery...but he sounds pretty upset.

"There's another girl inside this body. I can... I can hear her. She keeps crying. She says she wants to see her dad."

Papa Nier is, as always, quick on the uptake.

"This girl loves her father just as much as I do. She loves him just as much.'s not right she can't see him. "


Yonah turns back to Nier...

"Are you...'Dad'?"

"Yes. I am. Let's go home."

Yonah contemplates this offer a bit and then turns around and begins walking toward the nearby curtain.

".............nO...............yOu c~an'T......nNooOOooo~oo............."

"I...I'm sorry, Dad. I don't... I don't know what to..."

"I'm so very sorry..."

"I love you, Dad. ...I love you."

The Shade inside Yonah proceeds to emerge from Yonah's body and burns away in the sunlight. Nothing like killing your daughter's soul to save your daughter.

Replicant Yonah almost immediately faints following the loss of her Gestalt. I guess getting Shang Tsung's fatality voluntarily performed on you can take a bit out of a girl.

"Hurry! The Shade that possessed her is gone!"
"Kainé! Watch over Yonah for me!"

The Shadowlord lets out a long, grief filled scream before turning his attention back to Nier. I think he's a little pissed at us...

Music: The Shadowlord's Theme ~ Version 2

"You want me to understand your sadness? You think I'm going to sympathize with you? I swore to protect my daughter and my friends. If someone puts them in danger, they must stand aside or be cut down! Come on! Let's go!"

Time for the second round against the Shadowlord. He's no longer remotely fucking around in killing Nier. As such, he spends much of the battle zipping through the air and filling half the room with flowing columns of raw energy.

Or else otherwise darting around trying to jam his sword right between Nier's eyes for messing up his daughter's life by showing up and getting his killin' on.

After Nier Gestalt's health dips below a fifth or about a minute and a half passes, one final cutscene kicks in.

Music: The Shadowlord's Theme ~ Vocals 2

Weiss wavers a bit while floating around before plopping flat on the floor. Not good...

"Oh, bother. One moment, please."

"You okay?"
"Fine! Just fine!"
"...All right, no I'm not."

Weiss "stands up" and hops along on the floor...

"It seems some headstrong idiot has decided to push me beyond my limits. I should have taken that job as a cookbook when I had the chance..."
"Weiss, I'm sorry. I..."

Weiss floats back into the air...

"Only joking. ...I hate cookbooks."
"Let's go, out of my way! I have one final task to fulfill."
"Where are you going?"

"Why, to stop him, of course."

"But after that, it's up to you. Only you can see this battle to its conclusion. I wish you friend."
"...You can't! I swore to fight by your side!"
"Bah! You are an exceedingly stubborn man. You know that, don't you?"

"Perhaps that's why I've so enjoyed our time together. But I fear this is where our journey ends."

"Oh, and remember what I told you about using my full name?"
"Well, forget it. I've grown rather fond of Weiss."
"...Weiss. I knew you'd come around."

<chuckle> Don't let it go to your head now..."

The Shadowlord ~ Round 2

Shade Yonah and Weiss Final Scenes
(You should really watch this.)

Music: The Shadowlord's Theme ~ Vocals Only
Music: The Shadowlord's Theme ~ Version 2
Music: The Shadowlord's Theme ~ Vocals 2

Teen Yonah Concept Art