Part 157: 11/19: Breaking The BankPart 148: 11/19: Breaking The Bank
Anon: Oh how far theyve fallen
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Anon: id bet money on the arrest
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Music: Life Will Change (Listen to this, its the version with lyrics this time!)
What of the calling card, Makoto?
I showed it to Sis She took it from my very own hands
I understand how you feel, but you mustnt be so downtrodden.
Yeah If we screw this up, were done for. Its way more than losin the place we belong We could even lose our lives here, yknow.
It will be all right. I want to save my sister, no matter what.
Is everyone decided?
Mm-hm! Alls well that ends well!
So much has happened since we first started You guys have become quite the reliable team. All right, Joker! This is the Phantom Thieves final heist! Give us the signal!
All we need to do is head back to where we saw the Treasure earlier.
As she planned !?
No Was the Treasure put on display to lure us here!?
So thats why we could faintly see its shape
First off, allow me to compliment you. I never expected you would be able to make it this far
We would much rather have the Treasure than your words of praise. Where did you hide it?
*chuckle* Come. We shall put an end to this once and for all.
It seems as though she wants us to pursue her
Dammit, shes mockin us ! Lets go after her!
Is everyone ready to go?
All right then, lets go!
Sis Ill protect you
Music: Blood of Villain
No matter what you bring out, we will emerge victorious.
I only guided you here because this place allows me to fight to my hearts content.
When my father died in the line of duty, I hated his killer from the bottom of my heart. Dying to uphold justice sounds virtuous, but the ones left behind have to clean up the mess! Can you imagine the hardships I had to endure!?
Shes lost control
This is wrong
Justice cannot yield to evil! I must win, no matter what!
This is nothing more than self-righteousness
Shadow Sae Appears
Shadow Sae snaps her fingers, and the sounds of machinery starting up can be heard.
A roulette wheel! Oh boy, more bullshit!
What is she intending ?
No more coins or playin games! We aint followin your damn rules!
Oh you will. There is no room for negotiation.
Now come at me!
Youll save her, right?
All right everyone, be on alert!
Boss: Shadow Sae
Music: Blooming Villain
Lets do this fair and square!
So, the first thing we notice is that she doesnt have a fancy demon name to go along with her sin. Well see about that.
The next thing we notice is that after four consecutive Heavy/Severe attacks, the enemys HP hasnt decreased by a single pixel. Somethings up here.
A ball begins zooming around the roulette wheel, which is now spinning.
Now, let us play a game of roulette. The stakes will be our lives. Of course, acts of violence are forbidden here. One must follow the rules.
We already told you, theres no way were gonna follow your rules anymore!
Thats fine by me. Such troublesome people will just face the penalty
FUCK YOUR RULES
In that case, its time you be penalized!
What the fuck!?
Those who cannot follow rules are not to be tolerated. That is simply how society operates.
So yeah. The penalty is having your HP reduced to 1. Its nothing to fuck around with, and theres no reason to attack in the first place since her HP doesnt go down.
Now, the time has come for our first round. Choose where you will place your bet!
Im almost positive shes going to try and cheat, but even if we bring that up, shed just ignore us. We should go along with the game for now and try to gain evidence on her methods of cheating.
Well, how will you bet?
How should I bet ?
Where will the ball fall ? Red or black ?
Have you made your decision? Then lets see the results!
We lost, of course. Its naturally impossible to win while shes cheating.
She drains 100 HP from each of us. If wed picked the high-return bet, shed have drained 150 from each of us, which is not actually how betting works. If I put 50 on 1-12, I dont lose 150 just because the odds are about 1/3, I lose 50.
Really!? How is she doing it!?
Dont pick the wrong answers here even as a joke, because if you do you just have do do another roulette cycle.
I see youre right! It did seem like the ball floated for a split second there
Lets catch her in the act so she cant talk her way out of it! Have someone snipe the pocket when that glass lid appears! Youre in charge of choosing whos gonna be the sniper!
Lets make the new guy do the grunt work.
The only thing Shadow Sae will do in this phase is spin the roulette. In addition, any move that targets her, including debuffs, will trigger the penalty. Theres still no reason to debuff her in this phase, however. This will just be important later.
The stuff displayed on the monitor changed That must mean the betting changes every time
We will gain or lose 6000 or 9000 yen based on which bet we make here. Well go high return because were feeling lucky and also because I dont actually think you can actually lose on the turn the lid gets sniped.
You coward! Whatre you so quiet for!? Say something!
Music: Will Power
Cheating!? Unfair!? Silence! This is MY world! If you want a fair fight, then to hell with the game! Ill crush you by force. Fair and square, just as you like!
This is my sisters true nature!? No
Were finally back to a normal fight Good luck, Joker!
Yep, we can really fight her now. Her HP will actually decrease.
Severing Slash is a single attack on one party member.
Well be using a few different Personas here. Seth knows One-shot Kill, a Severe Gun attack with a high Critical chance (not that crit is helpful in a boss fight), Masukukaja, and Marakukaja, so hes our starter. We also switch to Pazuzu for Dekaja to nullify enemy buffs and Kushinada for Matarukaja. Makotos Marakukaja is helpful too.
As we see here, in this form Shadow Sae finally gets her full title, Sae Leviathan Niijima. Leviathan is a massive sea monster from Jewish belief, associated with the sin of envy.
Gatling Gun hits about five times on all party members. Its also worth noting that she crit here; any turn she crits and you have buffs up, shell spend the extra turn using Dekaja. Better than another attack, at least.
Megidola is partywide Almighty.
Leviathan already hits pretty hard normally, so we want to Dekaja this buff away ASAP.
After a bit of damage, we get this dialogue.
Dont you all think the same!? Youre controlling the hearts of others to achieve your own goals!
Its not for us! We only do it to help others who are suffering!
Oh god, the roulette again!?
I never lose, even in games of pure luck! Let me prove it!
So shes not going to cheat anymore ? This may be a good opportunity for us, Joker. If we win at roulette, well get an advantage in battle.
One thing to be aware of is that while the roulette is spinning, the penalty is still active. So no debuffing her and especially no attacking. You can heal and buff yourself all you like, though.
Ive never actually lost a bet in this phase of the battle. That doesnt necessarily mean its impossible, especially if you pick the high-risk bet. For this reason, I do not recommend you pick that bet, especially when SP is on the line. Losing 100 SP is a problem. Losing 150 SP could be a nightmare.
Besides, theres virtually no chance you need more than 100 SP to be topped off anyway.
Hundred Slaps is single-target Physical and inflicts Dizzy.
Justice can only be on the side of the victor!
Heat Riser is a massive problem that we definitely need to once more Dekaja away immediately.
Eventually, well get her to critical HP
As long as I can win thats all that matters
As you can see here, Desperation is a boss-exclusive move that permanently increases the users Attack in exchange for lowering their Defense. This isnt a buff, so we cant use Dekaja to remove it. Id, uh, also advise that you guard on your next turn. No reason, just do it.
This is the damage this move does with Defense boosted and guarding. On my first take I throttled my damage at the end of the fight to see this move and I got one-shot. Its fucked.
Dont worry, Ryuji
Youll get your revenge.
Ann learns Maragidyne to replace Maragion.
This ones gonna be controversial. So, despite Mediarama being probably my most-cast skill of Makotos, I elect to replace it with Diarahan, which fully heals one teammate. Why? Well, because we can buy Takemedic-All-Zs from Takemi, which are just a little better than Mediarama. We cannot buy items that fully heal a teammate. As long as we buy a ton of those Takemedics, well be fine. I hope.
(In all honesty, I maybe should have gotten rid of Energy Shower instead)
Samarecarm isnt a great skill, so I can see keeping Fortify Spirit on Akechi for now. I get rid of it anyway.
Hmm Getting some interference here. Hopefully nothing.
Thats only a Shadow. Why are you so
Well go grab the Treasure.
I dont think its wrong to bring light to evils which cant be judged by law. Thats all the Phantom Thieves have been trying to do too. But these aggressive investigations? Twisting the truth for your own personal gain ? Please You have to think back to the feelings you had when you first wanted to be a prosecutor. Think about your justice, Sis.
Try to remember how you used to be
Niijima-san Shes just like my father What caused them to change like this ?
Hm Even though their own desires were the cause, succumbing to such distorted thoughts is strange Is there another reason they dont know of ?
This deal we made was a great experience for me.
I feel like my bond with Akechi is growing deeper...
By no means. This shall be the end of our working together. That was part of our promise. You havent forgotten, have you?
(to Makoto) Are you all right ?
I am. Lets go.
Enemy readings! When did they !?
Music: Run, Run, Run!
Theyre gathering outside!
This doesnt look good
We defeated the Palace ruler and even stole the Treasure, yet the Shadows are still restless It doesnt make any sense Whats going on here?
Futaba hears a voice, its words scrambled and inaudible, coming from what sounds like a radio.
We need to go now! Those guys in black suits are almost here. Well be done for if we get surrounded!
A team this large would be discovered immediately. We had best split up for our escape Although, well need someone to act as a decoy No, thats too dangerous.
Joker!? Are you planning on distracting them by yourself!?
Let him do it, Queen. Hes quiet, but once his minds made up, hes not gonna take no for an answer.
Please dont do anything reckless, OK?
Ill never forgive you if you dont make it back.
We still havent fulfilled our deal, remember?
This truly is a painfully reluctant parting !
It seems we had best hurry.
...Well see you later.
Everyone nods. How are we gonna get out of this one? Find out next time!