Part 3: Prologue 2 - Galaxy Chase - Part 1
And here we are, at the intermission menu. Theres plenty to do here, but since were still at the prologue, Ill save it for later. Of note are the three characters at the upper screen these are your Top Aces and they get a few bonuses.
While this game hasnt Ace bonuses like others do, anyone who gets 50+ kills will get +5 to their starting morale. Your top 3rd and 2nd aces will get another +5, while your absolute highest scorer will get +10.
Ozma and Kenichi are currently tied at 17 kills, but since Kenichi has the higher level, hes our top ace. Michels right there, though.
Off we go to another huge prologue.
We open up somewhat close to Earth, at the port of Armory One.
She figures her suit is more than good enough, though he argues that she needs to act and look appropriate to her position as Orbs Representative. Not huffing and puffing like an idiot, of course, but at least like someone important.
Soon, she heads into a meeting with Gilbert Durandal, Chairman of the PLANTs Supreme Council. He apologizes for the current state of affairs forcing her to come over incognito but, really, it was Cagalli who first suggested the meeting so she wont complain.
Which brings her to the reason why shes here: she took a look at the preparations being made for the Minervas maiden voyage tomorrow and noticed it was loaded with some undocumented prototype Mobile Suits. Are those anti-Darius weapons? Durandal apologizes to the princess and admits to it (she asks him to drop that princess title he doesnt).
The PLANTs, as a member nation of the UN, signed an agreement of full disclosure regarding the development of any weapons made to fight the Darius. Durandal asks her to consider where theyre coming from: humanity, under the UNs banner, has been constantly fighting the Darius and Mimetic Beasts, and the PLANTs, their armies exhausted after the battle with the Mechabeasts a year ago, have taken leave of the front lines.
Durandals also noticed a surge of antagonism towards the PLANTs lately and, thus, he figured itd be wise for them to start their own, independent, production of anti-Darius weaponry. Cagalli sees that but it doesnt explain the secrecy. Durandal argues that these are needed political measures and asks whats worrying her about this.
He cites Orbs founding principle of nonaggression to all nations and nonintervention in any nations conflicts Yet, wasnt it you who proclaimed that Orb engaging in joint military operations with other countries against a common enemy of mankind didnt run counter to that principle?
Cagalli fires back that Durandal cant well speak of cooperation if he cant keep things transparent; and, in her case, she sees no need for political measures. Too much strength beckons nothing but conflict and Durandals poorly disguised military expansionism is headed just that way.
Still, Durandal says that strength IS needed as war is a constant in this world. Even if they managed to fully repel the invaders, eventually theyd have another conflict happening Cagalli should know well that ideals cant do much without strength to support them. She cant think of a retort to that.
By Hangar #6, stuff is going down. Stella, Sting and Auel (blue) are blasting the local ZAFT soldiers and getting to work.
Durandals still going at it, saying that, in the past, the space colonies were heavily oppressed by Earth. Indeed, the people are very doubtful about the current state of things: quite a few dont believe that the current peace will last or that the UN is capable of protecting them.
Thus, Durandal saw the need to bolster the PLANTs strength as a way to give those people some peace of mind. Still, Alex argues that Blue Cosmos anti-PLANTs rhetoric is gaining more and more traction with each day and this isnt the sort of stuff thatd help; Durandal chuckles at Athruns lecturing tone but hes just Alex Dino, of course.
Cagalli apologizes for her bodyguard but, regardless, Durandal is willing to make arrangements for the release of the new MS data. Thisll all have to wait, though, as the alarms start blaring someones jacked the prototypes!
Its the three kids and they begin blasting their way out the colony. Durandal orders a ZAFT soldier to take Cagalli into shelter, request help from the Minerva and recover the stolen units.
Stray fire starts hitting over by Athrun (lets be serious here) and Cagallis escape route, though they do spot a lone MS docked nearby. He calls her aboard as he sure as hell wont let her die here.
As Athrun steps onto the field in a piddly ZAKU, Auel has a laugh at the lone guy apparently coming to fight them all. Indeed, Sting starts sniping him down and Athrun cant do jack against them (Cagalli gets a bit scratched up but says its nothing). Things are looking really bad.
: You bastards You trying to start another war?! (His names Shinn.)
*Shinn charges after Stella!*
: Wh-Whats this thing?!
: The hell, another one?! Intel didnt say anything about that !
: Werent there supposed to be only three prototypes, Sting?!
: Youre asking me?!
: Damn it !
: Shinn, our orders are to recover them, understood?! Theyre the armys property! (Arthur)
: I know that! Whether we can actually pull it off is the question, though!
: And how the hell did this even happen?! How did they enemy jack the prototypes this easy?!
: We can wonder about that later! Focus on the problem at hand! (Talia)
: They can't leave here or itll be all over! Do whatever it takes to capture them before that! (Rey)
: Think you threere going to walk all over us, huh? Well, think again! Youre not going anywhere! (Lunamaria)
: Whats the status on the three units? Report!
: Chairman, wait! Its too dangerous for you to stay here were detecting poison gas being released! Please head to the shelter!
: Ill do no such thing! We still dont know whats going on!
: But Then, please, at least board the Minerva!
: What the?!
: Were being attacked from the outside! Theyve hit the port?!
: Sting, those explosions
: Yeah. Our rides here, I think.
: Were running late; gonna miss our bus if we dont hurry.
: Stella, were pulling out. Dont want our chauffer getting mad.
: Get back here!
: After them!
: Hold, you neednt follow.
: What?! Are we just gonna let them run off?!
: The thieves likely have a battleship waiting outside. Well launch the Minerva and then pursue them. Return at once, you three.
: And Ill be accompanying you on this.
: Chairman! Im sorry, sir, but it is too dangerous please disembark.
: Talia, this is hardly a situation where I could sit back and await a report.
: My authority comes with responsibility. Im coming with you please.
: Thank you, Talia.
: (Gil thank goodness youre safe.)
: Shinn, Lunamaria, back to the Minerva.
: Roger that!
: Wait up; please let us come with you!
: Huh, who are you two? And youre not with the army, so why are you in that MS?!
: She is Cagalli Yula Athha, Representative of the United Emirates of Orb. Im Alex Dino, her assistant
: Rep. Athha, from Orb ?
: ?! Did you say Athha ?!
: We were in the middle of a meeting with Chairman Durandal when hell broke loose. We couldnt make it to a shelter, so we borrowed this unit.
: Please help! The Representative is wounded!
: So, what Orbs Rep decided to just stick her nose in other peoples battle? What happened to the familys trademark idealism?
: No, we just took shelter inside this unit! Weve no intention of fighting
: Always with an excuse at the ready ! This is why neither the Athhas nor Orb can be trusted!
: Wha !
: Pipe down, Shinn
: Rrgh !
: Whats the matter with him ?
: Shinns an Orb emigrant. He lost his family during the last war
: We beg your pardon, Rep. Athha. Well see that hes disciplined later Come. Ill escort you into the Minerva.
Cut back to the Quarter, way the hell out in the galaxys rim, and Altos having a hard time with the flight sim. Sakonji is putting him through the paces and orders the amateur to step outside.
This was Altos twenty-fifth crash and Sakonji asks if hes not taking this seriously because its a sim. Of course hes serious, Alto protests in which case, should Sakonji assume that THAT is the best he can do? You pitiful wretch Thats exactly why others call you princess! he yells, immediately triggering Alto. If he doesnt like others calling him that, then he better grow the hell up into a man.
Sakonji tells Alto to give him twenty five laps around the hangar WITH his heavy-as-hell EX-Gear on. Begrudgingly, Alto starts running, fuming with each step.
Luca and Michel come over, wondering if Sakonji didnt set the simulators difficulty a bit too high no way Alto would stand a chance against that. As a matter of fact, it was Michel who suggested that, figuring itd be good to take that arrogant kid down a peg or two.
Moreover, Sakonji also wanted to see the limits of Altos skill with the VF-25 he knows that, were the sim running at the standard difficulty, he wouldnt have had any problem. Despite it all, the guys a damn good pilot.
Either way, Gilliams left some big shoes to fill and Sakonjis determined to get Alto in shape to do exactly that. Ippei doesnt think Altoll be too happy once he realizes theyre intentionally setting him up to fail as an excuse for extra-tough training, but Michels sure hell understand that thats how we show that we care!
If anything, Kenichi sees a bit of sense here: one needs actual power to be able to protect whats dear to them. And the only way to get powerful is by putting in the effort. As he says that, the screaming mad Alto completes his first lap, stomping all over the floor.
And, at that, Kenichi has an idea: We should go and join in too, Ippei, Michel. Itll help him and us as well. The hell? Ippei cries that they just finished their own training regimen... Still, theres no such thing as putting in TOO much effort into something thats worth it! Or did Ippei already break under the previous regimen?
Sakonji likes Kenichis spirit and commands: him, Ippei and Michel will also run twenty five laps around the hangar! Ippei groans at Kenichi and his big mouth and Michels forced to admit that the guys got it way worse in terms of team leader. As Sakonji starts yelling at them to quit yacking and starting running, off they go.
Some time later, theyve finally finished their laps. While Ippei catches his breath, Michel wonders if Kenichis always like that and, indeed, he is. That said, Megumi and Hiyoshi admit that the guys lead them through hell and back, so they cant complain.
Luca runs in right then with some news he heard from Nanase: apparently Rankas went on the Miss Macross contest. Alto inwardly figures thats her making good on her previous words, as well as Sheryls prediction of chances presenting themselves.
Hiyoshi isnt familiar with the Idol contest, so Luca explains that its something that was created by legendary singer Lynn Minmei herself a tradition thats carried on for decades now. So, how did Ranka do? Well, she made it through the qualifiers but, unfortunately, wasnt crowned the winner.
With that in mind, Luca suggests Alto could give her a call or send her a message or something to cheer her up. This request is coming from Nanase, too, what with big impact Alto made on Ranka. No, thanks. Why do I need to do any of that? he sniffs. Regardless, Kenichis rather impressed with Ozma for giving Ranka the go-ahead to take part in a big contest like that, though Megumi figures hed be glad to agree to his sisters request.
Yeah, about that Luca says that Ranka might not have told him about it. Itd be pretty bad for her if word of this reached Ozmas ears, huh?
Which is why they quickly bite their tongues as the guy walks in, asking what theyre discussing about the contest. Ozma isnt fan, as it turns out tradition or not, it is so very vulgar and hes no idea what drives so many girls to take part in it! R-Right, totally
As everyone exchanges awkward glances, Ozma asks greenie how shes settling in (well enough). Hes heard that Sakonji wanted to get him in proper flying shape and ready to take to the field ASAP. Thats gone on for a while now, so its time to see if hes ready to become an official SMS member: Altos final test will be to face the Pixie Squad in a mock battle.
Thats Klans cue to enter the room and she hopes Alto isnt expecting her to pull her punches simply because hes friends with Michel and Luca. He easily sees hes going up against a Zentradi giant a tough opponent, indeed.
Cut to Nyan-Nyan, theres cheering all around (except Michel, of course) as Altos passed his test! Kenichi had no doubt hed succeed, though Sakonji tells him to be ready for the merciless training that awaits him now. What, was the training to this point supposed to be merciful? Yes and he suggests Alto go on making jokes while he still can.
A little girl also welcomes Alto aboard, though he wonders who the kid is. Oh, its actually Klan same one from the mock battle. Klan, for some reason, turns into a little girl when she gets micronized to fit in human spaces.
Michel figures its some sort of genetic defect as all Zentrans look the same regardless of size. Klan doesnt appreciate his glibness on the scant few moments where he gets to literally look down on her and moves to whoop his ass.
As Michel runs off, little girl in pursuit, Luca says the two are actually childhood friends (though, despite appearances, Klans a bit older).
Lalamia (red) and Nene are the other two Meltrans who make up the Pixie Squad with Klan, happy to fight with Alto in many battles to come. Ranka and Nagisa walk on over, bringing in the appetizers for the meal. The fried dragon chicken Nagisa serves is looking a bit odd for Alto, though Daijiro points out that a real man will eat whatevers served without any complaints.
Alto relents and, surprisingly, the weird sauce served with the thing isnt half bad. One thing both Nagisa and Kenichi noticed is how poised he looks even when eating everyday food so lady-like. Alto groans that old habits die hard, despite how long hes stopped playing women characters at the theater.
When Ranka asks, he reports that Ozma isnt here hes gone somewhere with Jeffrey, apparently, due to some urgent summons from the SMS owner. His absence might actually be a good thing, as Ranka wants to tell Alto about something she did the other day. The Miss Macross thing? How did Alto find out about that?! Well, Nanase saw Ranka and she told Luca and he told Alto, so the cats way out of the bag.
But thats not whats important. Ranka tells him that she found the whole thing quite difficult she was nervous the second she stepped on stage. Maybe this really is too crazy a dream for her
Alto prods her to remember what he said before, about stuff really being impossible if she starts thinking shes not good enough. She shouldnt call it quits just because she failed once wasnt she the one who wanted everyone to know who she is?
Ranka immediately perks up at his words (Luca knew Alto really was worried about her) but is a bit curious on the news that hes joined SMS; isnt it a very difficult and dangerous job? It is but it is also his chance to make it to the skies. Thats a talk for another time, though, as Nagisa points out that the manager is glaring at them, so they need to get back to work.
Klan and Michel run over, still in their game of cat and mouse, but before Sakonji can take them both to task, they get a call. The SMS crews being ordered back to the ship and to get ready to deploy on the double.
Prologue 2 - Galaxy Chase
The Quarter detects a Fold signal up ahead, with a bevy of Vajra warping over. Two lone ships also come in, the Dulfim and Kaitos. Theyre calling in mayday, saying theyre from the Macross Galaxy Fleet, which has come under attack and wrecked by the Vajra. They request our help in dealing with the pursuers.
Theres no time, though, as the Vajra home in on the Kaitos and destroy it. The Frontier Fleets at our rear, so Jeffrey puts in a call and tells that, after the Dulfims rescued, everyone needs to Fold straight out of here. Cathy is appalled, saying he needs presidential permission to Fold but Bobby tells her to shush. She may have been assigned here by the executive branch but that doesnt meant she gets to drown us in red tape.
Jeffrey says that his top priority is the protection of the Frontier Fleet, so he tells Bobby to get to it. The Quarter flies close enough to the Dulfim and all ships Fold immediately.
Later, we De-Fold safely and Mina confirms that the Frontier Fleet has made it as well. As for the Dulfim, its safe and currently being dealt with by the Fleet. But, hey, whats that over there?
An A-class habitable planet? No, Jeffrey quickly realizes something and asks Mina to confirm our position. Theyve just warped to Earth.
No time to gasp, though, as Monica immediately detects another Fold: the Vajra are coming after us. Jeffrey tells his crew to get ready for battle and sends the SMS Team out to fight.
As the units deploy, Cathy reminds Jeffrey that theyre under orders to gather as much data as possible on the Vajra and he ought to consider this as an order from the president himself. The best he can tell her is that well keep that in mind.
Ozma hails everyone and says that the NUNS troops will be hanging back to cover the Frontier Fleet, so its up to us to deal with these ones (collecting data, if possible). Furthermore, he wants Alto to hang back but, of course, the hotshot is certain he can handle jumping in the fray.
Fair enough, so Ozma tells him to get on his six and stay glued to him. Formation Planet Dance!
Kill everything, dont lose the Quarter, Ozma, Alto or Luca. Still pretty easy, just keep your guys bunched up inside Ozma or Jeffreys command auras for some extra leeway.
And weve gotten some new unit, so lets go over them quickly:
VB-6 König Monster (Canaria Berstein)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Resupply Module same as Lucas Repair Module, only itll restore the targets EN and ammo at the expense of 10 morale. Mind you, it cannot be used after moving without a certain skill learned. Grants the squad 10% EN Regen.
Canarias Squad Bonus: HP+500, 1000 Barrier, Accuracy +5
Big, bulky artillery unit with two forms: the shuttle, up above, and the actual artillery form with all the big guns. The König Monsters a pretty dang good squaddie for a Super Robot especially more ranged-oriented ones. If you want to deploy it as the main unit, Id say itll want to hang by long-range attackers provide support in artillery mode. Otherwise, youll likely want to keep it as the shuttle for the flight it provides.
Queadluun-Rhea (Klan Klang)
Counter (カウンター) allows the pilot to attack first when the enemy targets the pilot. Activation % depends on Skill stat difference with enemy.
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Attack Combo L1
Klans Squad Bonus: Crit ratio +10, Mobility +5, Exp earned +10%
Eeeh, shes fine. Good range coverage and stats means you can definitely field her but shell likely only ever amount to a squaddie. And even then, shell have a lot of competition.
Macross Quarter (Jeffrey Wilder, Bobby Margot)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Spirit Commands Jeffrey:
Trust (信頼) restores 30% HP of the target unit.
Spirit Commands Bobby:
Load - A battleship-exclusive ability that allows the ship to load an adjacent unit onto itself during its turn. Loaded units will have their HP and EN restored, at the cost of 10 morale for every turn inside.
Jeffreys Squad Bonus: HP+500
Macross ships are always great and the Quarter is no exception. Resilient, strong and with a lot range means you can easily have it lead the offensive with our units. Its large size means its accuracy will take a hit against smaller units but thats nothing that cant be fixed with upgrades and Strike.
The Quarter also has another trick which well see later but, really, youll want to take good care of it. The plot will often force you to.
With that finally done, were going in.
Ozmall lead the offensive to get that command aura set up.
Everyone else moves forward.
And Ozma gets swarmed, eating a couple of hits but downing two small Vajras.
Michels also a priority target, it seems.
No kills for him, though.
Now its cleanup time, as folks start tearing through all the weakened Vajra. Canaria spots this big one just within range.
: Ive to help treat the survivors, so this needs to get wrapped up on the double!
And the RNGs a bit sassy today, as she whiffs an 87% hit. At least Klan was there.
This ones all on me, though as I didnt see that Jeffreys hit % was 51% there.
: Dont let the Vajra head after the Fleet. Fire at will and keep them at bay!
: OK, boss!
Jeffrey: Well show the Vajra the full might of the SMS.
Fine. Screw you, then.
: A Zentran cant well let a bunch of brainless monsters get the better of us!
With some backup from Michel, its an easy kill.
And the two surviving Vajras kill themselves against Voltes.
No sooner do all enemies go down, Monica detects a much bigger De-Fold signal its a huge Vajra and it starts spawning a bunch more of the little guys. Ozma realizes were dealing with something of a mothership type and Luca moves in to collect data on it.
Ozma yells that hes going too far ahead but Lucas appalled at the numbers hes getting: it looks like the big Vajras being powered by Fold Reactors. But he doesnt get to investigate further, as a little Vajra latches onto him.
His Valkyrie gets gobbled up by the big Vajra ship at least it stands to reason that hes alive in there. Kenichi and Hiyoshi want to go rescue him immediately, unwilling to lose another friend like Gilliam, but Alto tells them to wait: hell do it.
He argues that his VF-25 is a lot more nimble than the Voltes, so its better suited for this. Ozma and Kenichi tell him thats too crazy a stunt for him to pull but Altos undaunted: I cant just sit back and watch as one of my friends gets kidnapped! And Ive also had enough of seeing people die!
Fine, fine, Ozma says that the Voltes will carve a path to the Vajra ship and Altoll use that opening to get in there and rescue Luca. Everyone else is to provide support.
These four marked spots are where we need to get Alto to and destroying the Knight-Class Vajra (the ship) is an instant game over.
The new Vajra move right in but failing to do much outside of getting zapped by Alto.
Lets go toy with them some and show off Klans strongest weapon: the Pixie Formation Attack.
After that, Alto, Ozma and Kenichi wreck a weakened bugger.
Take out enough enemies, though, and the ship spawns more. Kenichi isnt intimidated, willing to take on as many as need be to win this. That said, Ozma tells Alto to hurry as the worse off well be the longer we let this drag on.
Yeah, the Vajra will just keep coming. I dont know if theres a limit to the respawns, so you could farm them a bit for some extra cash (though they dont yield much).
Michels decided that he wants to be Top Ace, and goads a bevy of small Vajras to gun for him. Thats four kills.
Fast forward a turn of me getting Alto closer to the ship, with the Vajra failing to do any lasting damage.
I did show the König Monsters strongest attack, though:
Look at this guy, trying to block Altos passage.
Michels so dreamy, you guys.
And were in!
: Alright, Im going in! Hold on, Luca!
: Huh ?
: Something happen?
: No. I thought I pinged something De-Folding but I guess it was nothing.
: OK, now well start setting up for Altos escape. All units
: Weve new heat sources on approach!
: Damn it, more?!
: Are those NUNS troops? Wait, no, I dont think so
: Whore they working with? They dont look like Galaxy troops you dont think theyre with the Anti-Unification League, do you?
: Well try getting in touch with them. Stay on your toes in the meantime, Ozma.
: Roger that, Captain.
: C-Captain, thats not Bogey One!
: I can see that. Meyrin, have we any data on them?
: None. The ship, the units and their affiliations are unknown!
: And there are these weird bug-looking things, too!
: Could they be Mimetic Beasts?
: No, they are not.
: No data found between those and the Mimetic Beasts. And, just in case, Ive also compared them to the Mechabeast database and got no results.
: One of their mobile weapons kind of looks like the Combattler
: It cant be. The Combattler V is taking part in operations in Japan!
: Despite the similar design, our database search came back negative. Thats not the Combattler.
: So its a totally unknown group, huh?
: Some of their units are transformable and incredibly mobile, while at it.
: Whose country are they from ? Have you anything to say, Chairman?
: I am not all-knowing, Rep. Athha. And, of course, these do not belong to the PLANTs.
: What do we do, Captain? Were short on time as is
: Indeed, we are. Our priority is giving chase to Bogey One. Relay this intel to the PLANTs and
: Captain! Unknown units approaching at high speed!
: The Minerva!
: Luna, Rey, cover them!
: Hold on, weve another unit incoming!
No idea who these folks are but I cant just let the Vajra take em!
: H-How the hell is he so fast ?!
: This is Cpt. Talia Gladys of the ZAFT battleship Minerva; our thanks for your help.
: LtCmdr. Ozma Lee, flight lead of SMS Skull Squadron. We were engaged by the Vajra immediately after we De-Folded.
: By Vajra, you mean those creatures you destroyed?
: Right. As far as we can tell, theyre living weapons.
: Captain, multiple unknown units on approach!
: Not good theyve got us surrounded!
: Talia, I dont think well be able to continue our pursuit for Bogey One.
: Hm. And while Ive never heard of a group called SMS before, they at least dont appear hostile. We dont know how trustworthy they are but, looking at our situation, I believe well need their help to get through this.
: Indeed, to say nothing of that fact that weve no idea the fire these embers could cause if ignored. Weve to adjust our priorities.
: LtCmdr., could you get us in touch with your mothership?
: Alright. Hold on while I relay you.
: This is Jeffrey Wilder, captain of the SMS battleship Macross Quarter. Were in the middle of a battle, so please make this quick.
: Cpt. Talia Gladys of the ZAFT battleship Minerva. Well provide support to your troops.
: Much appreciated, captain. One of our own is being kept inside the enemy ship and were executing a rescue operation right now. Be careful not to destroy that ship until theyre out, alright?
: Understood. Shinn, Rey, Lunamaria, did you get all that?
: Aye, aye! Lets deal with these Mimetic Beast-looking things quick and get back to chasing Bogey One!
: Relay this to all SMS units: the new battleships called the Minerva and theyre friendlies! Work with them and repel the Vajra!
: Hurry up and get outta there, Alto. The role of a captured princess doesnt really suit you
: First things first: lets go and get that Vajra ship disabled!
Now we need to get the Knight-Class Vajra under 30% HP. Before that, weve more new arrivals:
Force Impulse Gundam (Shinn Asuka)
Support Attack L1
Attack Combo L1
Fighting Spirit (闘志) guarantees that the next attack will be a critical hit.
Anti-Beam Shield triggering a shield defense against beam-type weapons will grant additional damage mitigation.
Variable Phase Shift (VPS) Armor reduces non-beam damage by 2000.
Shinns Squad Bonus: Mobility and Accuracy +5
Shinns SEED Destinys protagonist (kinda) and is appropriately good all-around. The Impulse packs some nice firepower and is surprisingly resilient with all those defensive features. Unlike in Z1, you cant switch frames outright but theyre still there in the form of attacks (the Cerberus blasters in particular cover the major weakness of the Force Impuse which was its range).
Shinns already good and hell only get better as we go along, so he gets an easy recommendation.
Gunner ZAKU Warrior (Lunamaria Hawke)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Lunas Squad Bonus: Money earned +10%, HP+500, EN+50
Blaze ZAKU Phantom (Rey Za Burrel)
Support Attack L1
Support Defense L1
Sense (直感) grants the effect of Strike and Alert
Reys Squad Bonus: Armor +100, EN+50, Crit ratio +10
Can you say squaddies? The ZAKUs are decent enough at this point of the game but theyre already being outclassed by the Valkyries. If you want one of them to lead, Rey is objectively the better pilot as Lunas a notoriously bad shot (and most of the ZAKUs weapons are ranged).
Regardless, those squad bonuses are nice.
Minerva (Talia Gladys, Arthur Trine)
Support Attack L1
Support Attack L1
Spirit Commands Talia:
Spirit Commands Arthur:
Minervas Squad Bonus: Accuracy rate +5, ranged weapon power +100
Another pretty good battleship, though, for whatever reason, its lacking its Laminated Armor; so it wont be quite as bulky as the Quarter. Still, its got some good offense going on and its big Tannhäuser cannon comes in both single-target and MAPW flavors.
Availability made Talia one of Docs top killers in Z1, so well see if shell fly just as nicely over here.
Lets get to work, then.
: Not once did I expect the Minervas first battle to be against foes like these Keep your heads on a swivel, crew!
Ozmas getting back to the Knight Vajra, weakening whatevers close.
Lets have the ZAFT folks hang by their ship, just to be safe.
: This world really cant free itself from chaos And, in that case, theres only one thing for me to do!
And heres Reys best attack while were at it.
Luna and Shinnll handle this one together.
: These things sure dont look like Mimetic Beasts Urgh, and I really dont think itll be easy to land a hit on them!
: The Second Stage units get jacked and, right after, these things start showing up What the hell is going on with this world?!
The Voltes is getting a big dinged up but Klans nearby.
Klan, support defending: Its gunning for you, Voltes V!
And thats a cool 6.2k damage on the thing. The other nearby Vajra cant do much more than explode, while the ones by ZAFTs corner lose a chunk of their HP.
Another V Slash comboed into Pixie Formation gets us where we need to be.