Part 99: Episode XCII: FarewellEpisode XCII: Farewell
Music: Song of the Ancients ~ Devola
Welp, we just landed #1 on Popola's grief crazed shitlist. Now she's hell bent on doing everything possible to murder the shit out of Nier for offing her sister and only companion for the last millennium. Terrific.
"Does that mean nothing to you?"
"Those two have watched the world wither for time immemorial. The cruelness of such a fate is difficult to imagine."
"I don't want to do this. I don't want to fight Popola!"
"Stop whining and start fighting! It's the only way!"
There isn't really much of a "fight" against Popola to speak of, to be honest... She just flips the fuck out and blasts a chaotic endless stream of energy balls all across the room. And she barely has any health to begin with. Apparently that shared life bar in the first fight was ¾ Devola and a quarter Popola. As such, she goes down extremely quickly to Nier's blade.
So, I'll do screenshots for the rest of this cutscene for completion sake. But, just go ahead and watch the video below instead... Alright...?
Popola Fight Conclusion (Go watch this!!)
"No stopping! No stopping ever!"
Popola explodes in a burst of energy. Not in the "Mega Man robot master" explodes sense. No...more in the "you remember how Emil nuked The Aerie a few weeks ago..." kind of way...
The explosion of power takes out the nearby bridge leading further into the Shadowlord's "Castle". That is...probably not good... Not good at all... Most definitively bad.
"Blast! We're t-t-t-t-trapped!"
"I've got an idea!"
Emil recalls that silly bubble escape Popola and Devola made during their first battle and decides he's a badass mage and can totally pull that shit off too. Emil is the best.
Well hell... Nothing is ever easy... This has been the worst friggin
Music: Emil ~ Sacrifice
"Heh... Ahahahahahaha!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"
"I fear we're done for!"
"It'll be all right!"
"You know...when I was young. I...I hated my eyes. And now that I'm older, I hate what my body has become. But there's something else there now. Something like...pride. You know? I mean, without all this... I couldn't have become your friend."
"Good-bye, my friends! Thank you for everything!"
"For so long, all I could do was destroy."
"But now, I have a chance to save something..."
Emil dives out of the bubble shield...
"Keep going! Move!"
"Don't worry! I'm gonna be fine!"
Emil shoots off one last magic glyph to push the bubble with his friends off to safety as he's drawn into the mass of dark energy Popola seems to have created.
"Kainé's so unstable, and Weiss can't stop arguing with people. I hope they can hold it together once I'm gone."
"Well, I guess they'll just have to learn."
"I want to see you again. I want to see all of you again. ...Just one more...time."
A little tiny bit of Emil's shield floats down to the crater below...
...And disappears forever when it touches the ground.
Popola ~ Full Boss Battle
Goodbye My Friends! (I already told you to go watch this!)
*The subtitle says Nier's name. Though Emil quite clearly says Kainé.