Part 137: Episode CXXXII: Give Him a HandEpisode CXXXII: Give Him a Hand
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Well worry about A2 dealing with that spider-bot some other time. For now, were gonna check back in on our boy 9S to see how hes hanging since a copy of the only person he ever cared about exploded in his face.
Honestly, hes looking alright all things consid
...Alright. Now that might be problematic.
While rolling around in pain, 9S notices one of the 2B corpses fell through the floor with him.
9S, I know youre having a rough time lately. But this is really skirting the line between sad/touching and also real creepy. Maybe you should think about doing something about that sparking arm stump of yours.
Jesus Christ 9S! Thats not what I meant!
I cant stop... Have to keep fighting...
Music: The Tower
Alert: Virus detected in locomotion region. High probability that infection source is transplanted parts from corrupted units. Proposal: Hack into self and eliminate virus.
Alright, 9S. Its time to hack yourself to sort out the virus. That seems a suspect solution. But what do I know about robots from thousands of years in the future?
If youll recall way back to early Route B, this is the same internal diagnostics set-up 9S had when he was repairing himself up on top of Engels. Only this time theres some pesky defense units and a core that needs to be sorted out to get rid of the Logic Virus contamination.
<tests out borrowed arm>
Ninety-five percent of functionality restored.
OK. Were back in business. Before we move on through the path ahead, theres a very sneaky final locked treasure chest just behind the wreckage where we began. A brief hack later and we receive the last hacking box treasure chest along the main plot path. Lets take a look...
Given that 3361 was the first half of NieR 1, it seems as soon as the Shadowlord finally got fed up and went fuck yall, Im getting my daughter back they already knew Devola and Popola had screwed the pooch handling that whole thing and Project Gestalt was toast.
Anyway, now that 9S is officially rearmed, its time to get back to the fight. There is just one tiny little problem...
YoRHa unit 9S!
YoRHa unit 9S!
Welcome to the Tower!
Welcome to the Tower!
<voice changing from pleasant Tower System Services to Master Control Program from Tron> Because you made it this far, we have a special announcement just for you...
Well reveal it once you destroy all the machine lifeforms here.
New Music: A Beautiful Song (Instrumental)
Alright, 9S? Ready to do some more machine killing?
Of course you are! What a silly question. The slaughter must continue until theyre all dead.
And boy are there a lot of em. Stubbies, Medium Flyers, Medium Bipeds... Axeboys, Spearboys, EMP dudes. Theyre all lining up to become as gods.
But, its nothing 9S cant handle at this point. Hes killed enough machines to fill a scrap yard. After this is all settled hes going to get himself a dog shaped robot companion and open up a scrap business selling to the Resistance. Mhm.
You did it.
Now let us show you what we promised.
And heres our reward: An intel file. They dont actually give us time to read it. Its just inserted into our archives. But lets pause for a moment and see what weve got...
Welp. The backdoor to the Bunker leading to everyones infection with the Logic Virus and the deaths of everyone in YoRHa was the actual end goal of the project. Androids would eventually start asking about humans on the moon if YoRHa was supposedly in direct contact with em and would probably starting going HEY, wait a minute... if nobody from YoRHa had actually met a human before. So just kill anyone that knew the truth by having the machines intentionally infiltrate the system and infect everyone and theres that loose end sorted out.
Its worth noting that this file was erroneously packaged along with the info about the Black Boxes back in the Soul Box Resource Unit. So it was really confusing when you received the same Intel file twice and 9S only flips his shit at YoRHa being set-up to die this time.
Oh right, we havent gotten to 9Ss reaction. Spoilers...
This is Project YoRHa.
That means all of us... 2B...
Now you know everything.
Do you still wish to fight?
Welp. I guess youve got your answer. The path the Red Girls blocked earlier to reveal themselves reopens.
Music: The Tower
We cannot be destroyed. YoRHa unit 9S... Your attack is meaningless. Your existence is meaningless.
Theres one final challenge left before 9S takes on the final bosses of Route C. If theres one thing 9S has done more than fall down assorted holes, it is...
Keep em coming... Ill destroy them all...
All of them... AND this Tower!
...Destroying Flight Units. Remember those jerks who shot down 2B way down the beginning of Route C? We never did sort them out. Its time to fix that... permanently.
Flight Units have all the capabilities they did back when we were using em regularly. Theyve got a wide swipe attack with their blade that is fairly easily telegraphed.
They can dump Gatling bullets in 9Ss general direction to very little success. Turns out those things werent made for anti-personnel fire and are wildly inaccurate at close range.
The Flight Units can also unleash their inner Macross and launch a missile barrage in 9Ss general direction. Thankfully, these are also rubbish at close range and are easily evaded by just moving in any direction.
Lastly, the Flight Units can utilize a concentrated laser blast. They did that back during the Bunker escape sequence too. Funny, I dont remember being able to do that when we controlled Flight Units. But then again, the enemy Flight Units arent trying kamikaze attacks against 9S so I guess it all evens out in ability disparity.
Flight Units can be hacked and blown to bits just like anything else. In fact, since these things, like everything else from YoRHa, havent bothered leveling since the Bunkers destruction theyre not particularly a great threat since theyre all lagging a dozen levels behind Hackerman.
A few more waves of Flight Unit reinforcements float in to help but none of them are a match for a very pissed off 9S. All are destroyed in short order. That is...
...except for the very last one, which conveniently just gets disabled.
Take a hike, bitch! 9S is committing Grand Theft Mecha. Hes got more killin to do.
Tune in next time as we return to A2s adventures in the Tower as the Machine Terminal Red Girls Trollfest 45 continues.
Video: Episode 132 Highlight Reel (You should probably watch this.)
Red Girls Official Art Fun fact: All young girls in red dresses are huge assholes.