Part 10: Mission 3 - The Woman Who Fights, The Woman Who Wont Fight, The Woman Who Cant Fight - Part 2: Hmph, so you Earthlings have a little fight in you. But you will not best me and my Dilos with that!
*Cobalt charges towards the town center.*
: Damn, how is she so strong?!
: She shes destroying the entire town!
: Stop this, Cobalt!
*Iczer-1 goes after.*
: Silence, traitor!
*Iczer-1 gets thrown right across town.*
: This is bad! That robots power is several steps above hers!
: Nagisa, why wont you synchronize with me?
: I told you again and again: I dont want to fight!
: Shes destroying your hometown! Do you not care anything about that?!
: It seems to me that your partner is no more than dead weight, Iczer-1!
*Another blast, further knocking her back... right where Anna is!
: A-Aah !
: A-Anna youre still there?! Run its dangerous!
: I cant, Nagisa. I have to fight but, the Okusaer the Okusaer is now !
: What are you on about, Anna?! Get out of there NOW!
: Anna! ANNAA!
: Nagisa, grant me strength your strength !
: Anna get out get out of there, please
: Why wont you fight, Nagisa? Why are you thinking of no one but yourself?!
: This is your town your home and you must defend it! You must defend your friend!
: I I have to defend Anna
: You Youll pay for this ! YOULL PAY!!
: I-It cant be ! All this power Is it fruit of their synchronization?!
: Are you now willing to fight, Nagisa? Thank you!
: No, I told you that I dont want to! But Anna Anna is !
: Nagisa...Im alright. All thanks to you.
: Anna ! Oh, thank god!
: Nagisa, your friend will likely be at risk again if we let this battle carry on
: I know Fine, Ill help you!
: Many thanks, Nagisa. Lets go, then!
And the Iczer Robo just got a stat boost from that for some extra HP, EN, etc. good, because shell be dealing with Cobalt while we handle the rest.
Speaking of, Shizurus got enough morale for her best attack. Also, nearby, after Kouji and Kenji both turn a pair of Mimetic Beasts into mush, Tetsuya is just range to snipe another down.
: Come one, come all! Ill give you way more than you bargained for!
By the by, Cobalts range isnt too good.
: Iczer Robo or not, you will fall against the Dilos Theta! Prepare to meet your end, Iczer-1!
: You and your ilk wont have their way, Cobalt! So long as life burns within my breast, Ill fight on!
Another 5k damage.
Hrm, I was actually expecting her to go after Iczer.
Thats a combo attack hitting both girls but, unfortunately, the Deceive has ridiculous amounts of HP. It does not care.
And, with that, were in the clear. The remaining mooks either die against our wall of beefy units or get weakened greatly theyll die next turn.
Following a quick jab from Yamashita, Cobalts done.
Iczer-1: Not even a Cthulhu warrior shall prevail if Ive Nagisas help!
And Iczer-1 takes a couple of levels, learning Attack Combo. Nice.
: I I cannot fall SEPIAA!!
: Haah Haah
: Im sorry, Cobalt
And here go the last Mimetic Beasts:
I was looking to have Kouji grab the kill but at least it showed me that Yagyuus Trinity Attack actually has a dynamic finish.
: Seems thats all of the Mimetic Beasts and those unknown bots.
: Yes, but what, exactly, were those?
: She said there were minions of one Big Gold
: Weve got plenty of questions for that pilot, Id say.
: Then we need to try and get her to come to either JUDA or Dannar Base.
: Hey, you do you mind coming over to our base and giving some details about that Big Gold?
: Certainly. But, first, give me a moment to let my partner off the Iczer Robo.
*Iczer-1 moves to a nearby street.*
: Do you hear me, Nagisa ?
: Urk guh
: (Shes looking quite weak. Not surprising, after such a rough battle I beg your forgiveness, Nagisa )
: Damn it there were others around?!
*The Mimetic Beast starts charging after the Iczer Robo*
: Watch out!
: Aah! Goh!
*Mira gets between him and the monster.*
: You wont hurt him!
: (I was the one supposed to be out there, protecting him! Even Nagisas fighting and Im !)
: Careful! That Mimetic Beasts a lot bigger than the last ones!
: Dannar Base here! Exercise extreme caution: its very likely that Mimetic Beast is the source of the EM interference!
: Since when can those things do that?!
: They couldnt, at least not thus far Id wager its evolved.
: And it sent the Godannar flying like it was nothing! This ones gonna be real tough!
: Goh, lets unite! Our only way of fighting this Beast is with the Twin Drive!
: You cant, Mira! Youre still undergoing tests and the chance of a successful union is zero with Goh in his current state!
: No were going for it. Well take the monster out with a Heart Breaker!
: You really sure about this, Goh?!
: (No more waffling about. I cant, if Im going to protect this town and Mira and if Im going to be around to wait for Anna!)
: Im a pilot, so Ill fight until the very bitter end! Lets go, Mira! Drive Change go!
: Dannar on! Revolver OPEN! Godannar Twin Drive!
: We'll take him out in one shot, Goh!
: Aye, aye!
: Woooow The Godannars 100% back !
: That Thats the Godannars actual power ?!
: (I Im just no match for her ! I !)
: EM waves confirmed gone and all sensors are back online. Is everyone better?
: Yes, everythings good. That Mimetic Beast really was the source, I guess.
: Were good too; got no more Mimetic Beast pings on the radar, either. Now were done here.
: Alright, then lets call in people to help the survivors. I trust youre also OK, Iczer-1?
: I am, though my partner has lost consciousness. Shes been through a lot today
: I couldnt help but overhear that. If you dont mind, JUDA is ready to help her recover.
: Mr. Ishigami!
: And, at that, could everyone also come over with them? Were already coordinating with Lady Une and readying everything to accommodate you folks.
: Us, too?
: Of course youre all official LOTUS members now. And the JUDA Corporation building will be serving as your new base!
: Glad youre so hyped, boss, but we got a sick girl here? How about sending a transport to pick her up quick-like?
: Easy, Shizuna. Hes acting like that only to try and get us relaxed.
: Oh, it brings tears to my eyes knowing my employees understand me so well.
: And, by the by, the transports already on the way. Why dont you folks help the rescue teams until it gets there?
: (Did you see me, Anna? If you did, then please come home soon! I Ill be waiting for you, Anna!)
The Dannar Base mechanics, Shibakusa (older guy), Nanae (freckles) and Touko have all been assigned to work with LOTUS and, thus, came to JUDA. Plus, Shibakusa figures no one but them could service these bots.
Rachel takes offense at that theres no mech her genius cant handle! Shibakusa quickly rephrases himself, saying that what he meant is that they are the best suited for the job because theyre familiar with each of their pilots mannerisms and can tune the mechs to match. In that case, Rachel agrees.
Morimoto is the last of the Dannar mechanics and is just glad he was sent here along with Nanae. He was ready to try and get hired by JUDA had he been left behind. Nanae is so very happy as well and, as hearts start flying everywhere, Shizuru introduces Ichitaka to the Dannar Bases notorious pair of lovebirds.
More interesting to Ichitaka is getting to meet with Goh, who figures him out as the Rushbirds pilot. I am, sir! Ichitaka Nagumo, 3rd year middle schooler and, if I may say so, you blew me away during the last battle! The combination, the attack everything was awesome! Its a huge honor to fight with you! he proclaims aloud, though Goh is also pleased to work with him.
Ichitaka figures he cant well control his nerves with the actual guy standing right next to him but whatever!
And the Combattler team will have the help of Ropett, whos also been assigned to LOTUS they cant actually combine without him, see. Alice walks up soon after, properly introducing herself to them and saying shes in charge of the teams healthcare.
Sayaka also adds that shes a maid robot and subpilot for the Rushbird, and Hyouma has a hard time seeing her as a bot. Hes pretty impressed, though Alice figures Ropett a far more capable helper. Shes looked him up and seen that he can analyze brain waves, make drinks and so much more In truth, Alice is a bit jealous of all his various functionalities and hopes to learn from him.
When Ropett asks, Alice says her functionalities are oriented towards physical care but shes got little in the way of special features; for instance, her hearings pretty sharp and she can analyze a persons pulse by just being nearby and listening to their heartbeat. A rather low-tech approach for such a high-tech android Kosuke figures her creator was kind of an oddball.
Maybe Grife wanted her to be more human-like, Daisaku wonders. If thats the case, then, Alice figures shes a failure: I cant learn or adapt as easily as everyone else its caused me no shortage of problems!
Maybe not, as Daisaku figures thats a pretty natural reaction shes showing thats something! But, regardless, the reason she came here is that she wanted a copy of their physical data to start planning her healthcare plans for them. Ropett has it all handy for her to download.
Ishigami comes in with Iczer-1 and Miu quickly asks them about Nagisas condition. Its not too good, honestly shes in the ICU right now, stuck in a coma. Iczer-1 feels pretty bad, seeing how this happened because she forced an unwilling person to pilot the Iczer Robo, but Ishigami tells her to not blame herself. There was no other option, face the enemies bearing down on them all.
Goh understands her concern over her partners condition but asks if she could still take the time to inform us on this new group of invaders gunning for Earth. In essence, theyre called the Cthulhu, a group of people whove wandered the cosmos for a very long time in search of a new home. Their plan is to claim Earth as that, after eradicating any and all life in it.
So this invasion is more like a violent emigration, Yagyuu sees, though Iczer-1 says it wasnt always like that. When the Cthulhu peoples journey first started, they wanted to find a home via peaceful means and were willing to journey for as long as necessary to do so. However, they were changed when, during their travels, they ran into Big Gold. It is an evil being that lived out in space and it has taken control of the Cthulhu.
Kosukes very surprised at the thought of mechanical life-forms existing, but Juzo has a better question: if Iczer-1 is fighting against them, what exactly is she? In truth, shes a Cthulhu android. So, shes one of them.
Ishigami isnt bothered, though, remembering what she said about the Cthulhu, originally, being against violent action. Thus, it could be said that Iczer-1 rebelled in the name of upholding the peaceful ideals that Big Gold took away.
And the many recent disappearances? Its the Cthulhus doing, as they turn people into their agents. Shed been trying to stymie the Cthulhus invasion but, unfortunately, this is all too much for her alone. Ishigami can see that, what with all the robots that showed up today. So, hey, why doesnt she join LOTUS as well?
Kenjis a bit taken aback by the sudden proposal but Iczer-1 seems interested. With Nagisa wounded, shed have to face the Cthulhu by herself and thatd be pretty difficult. Furthermore, she knows of all the other threats bearing down upon Earth and is determined to defend Nagisas home.
Iczer-1 asks for our approval to her joining the team and even goes and bows her head. Not needed, of course, as Kouji says were always willing to help out. Kenji has an objection, though: Yo, Kouji! You trying to set yourself up as the nice guy with her?!
Not at all; he just thinks its great to have a chance for us to get together with someone from so far away. Helping her out is an easy choice for him. Sayaka is impressed, though Shizuru has a question: how much of that speech came from guilt over Kenji being dead right? Just a bit. And there goes Sayakas newfound respect.
Kyo also offers to tell Iczer-1 what he knows of Earth, as the information will surely help her. Youre trying to get a leg up on the competition, too?! Kenji cries, only to be punched down by Saotome. Not everyone heres a perv like him.
Still, Iczer-1 is happy with this group of companions and she wants Nagisa to meet them soon.
Ishigamill take care of getting here formally added to the team, though Goh does wonder what Lady Une could be up to he doesnt see her around. Indeed, shes headed over to negotiate with NEX, the organization that provides support to the Daiku Maryu team in its battle against the Darius Army.
Goh heard that the Daiku Maryu is still engaging the Darius over by their world in the underground so does this mean theyre expected to come back here? Either way, Hyouma likes it as adding those guys to LOTUS would be a major boost to our firepower.
With the situation throughout the world getting progressively direr (bolstered by the appearance of the Cthulhu), NEXs big ties to major military suppliers makes them a company Ishigami would very much like to get on our side.
Ichitaka cant help but remember him and Kouichi fanboying over the Daiku Maryu and Gaiking when they first saw them in the news. Where could the guy be now? Hopefully safe, at least
Rachel is more interested in finding where the Iczer Robo is, as shed like to service it a bit. Turns out thats not needed, as the thing is currently in another dimension, regenerating any damage it took. Thats a surprise to Rachel, as thats pretty much what the Machina do.
Iczer-1 figures the creators of these mechs simply sought similar features hers WAS designed as something that could operate solo, without any need of maintenance or resupplying. Rachel sees her point, as any scientists that tackle a problem rationally could likely find similar solutions.
That said, Iczer-1ll be unable to bring out the Robos full abilities thats only possible when she, Nagisa and the bot are synchronized. And even if she does wake up from her coma, Iczer-1 wonders if shell be willing to fight again. With all that in mind, Maki figures its best to just keep the thing sealed away for now.
But dont you worry! Well all be right here to pick up the slack real good! Boss proclaims heroically and Iczer-1 is very grateful to him (Whooheehee!). With that, Shibakusa rounds up all the mechanics and tells them to put their game faces on theyve never worked on many of these mechs before, so therell be plenty of work.
Ichitaka sees our group getting bigger and bigger, finally taking off for real. Now if they could just find some clue about Grife or Yuu and everythingd be great. Theyre both worried about them but our only real option right now is to wait until that paintings been analyzed in full.
Meanwhile, Ichitaka will keep on training; same goes for Alice, studying to improve as a subpilot and keeping everyone nice and healthy. Ichitaka does remind her to take care of herself too self-repair or not, she shouldnt rely too much on it or it might blow up in her face eventually. Hmm, Alice would like to say there arent any such deficiencies in her main systems but
Oops, no more time to sit around as Yamashita says Yagyuu will be handling Ichitakas training session today. He better not run late or Saotomell give him hell. As he takes off in a hurry, Alice is a bit pensive: There shouldnt be anything wrong with my systems But maybe Ill go and talk with Mr. Maki or Ms. Rachel when Ive the time.