Part 13: Mission 5 - Red Impact, Blue Terror - Part 2: The Katou Organizations dealt with, Kouichi Hayase! Lets talk a sec!
: Yes, please come with us to JUDA!
: Our group needs yours and the Linebarrels strength!
: You just dont quit, do ya? I told you: everyone but me is evil! So Ill be wrecking the Katou Organization and you too!
: And just how do you figure youre a CHAMPION OF JUSTICE with that kinda attitude, stupid?!
: Dont! Call! Me! Stupid! You couldnt even get the paintjob right, you phony, so shut up!
: Uurgh, you huge dumbass!
: Mr. Ishigami, we cant even get a word in with this guy!
: Well, shoot guess my prediction was way off base. Then weve no other choice, ladies and gentlemen: disable the Linebarrel and bring it in.
: Heh, I figured itd come down to this. A punch is the best way to get a point across!
: I I have to attack Kouichi?
: Its the only way. Please understand.
: But !
: (Ichitaka )
: Judging by the data weve gathered, the Linebarrels regenerative abilities are a lot better than the other JUDA Machinas. Its outputs seemingly dropped since the start of the battle, but you should still be very careful!
: What about us? Wasnt our original mission to keep the thing safe?
: It was but theres been a change in your orders just now. Youre clear to engage.
: Uh-huh then its alright to let LOTUS take the Linebarrel?
: Eeh, well make that call when we get there
: I guess thats for the best. Itd be very ungrateful of us to start firing on LOTUS after they helped us.
: I agree. Besides, this missions turning out kind of exciting.
: Alright, lets get to it, then!
: Are you not capable of telling whats right from whats wrong?!
: Im justice incarnate! Anyone who wont accept that is EVIL!!
: Youre wrong. Humans hold both justice and evil within their hearts - thats what makes them whole. And what youre doing is coming from nothing but the evil part of your heart!
Iczer-1: Thats enough out of you! Stop now!
: You ready, Izuna? Go and give this big dumdum a real scary nightmare! Once hes out, well drag im off the Linebarrel!
: Ready whenever, Shizuna. Ill harden my soul if thats what itll take to secure the Machina!
Izuna: Please stop fighting this instant, Kouichi!
: Why would the Linebarrel ever choose a stupid guy like him as its Factor ?
: Whos stupid?! Im a Champion of Justice!
: Thats not a title you can give yourself! The fact you dont get that fact is why I say youre stupid!
Yamashita: Im not about to get beat by an amateur Factor!
: Go back to how you used to be, Kouichi! Were friends, arent we?!
: Quiet! Youre impersonating Ichitaka and Im done listening! Get away from me!
: Please, Kouichi, lets talk! We shouldnt be fighting each other!
: Piss off! If you dont wanna fight, then dont! Im the Champion of Justice and I fly solo!
: I see then you leave me no choice! This might get a bit rough but Ill be bringing you in!
Miu: Stop! The way youre fighting, youll destroy everything around you!
Kouichi: Youre also here to jack my Linebarrel, I know you are!
Ichitaka: Kouichi, what the hell are you doing?!
: Ganging up on me, eh Too bad for you, justice doesnt die!!
: This isnt good, sis!
: Damn it, regenning like thats cheating!
: Come on and try your luck again, evil bots!
: What are we supposed to do now ?
: Youre going too easy on him.
: Aah?! That voice is!
: The hesitation in your attacks is as clear as day.
: But the Linebarrels pilot is Ichitakas friend and
: That doesnt matter. Right now the Linebarrels no different from a terrorist wreaking havoc through town Meaning you show no mercy!
: Wh-What are you
: If you cant bring yourself to fight, then just sit there.
*Reiji moves after Kouichi.*
: Did have your fun, Factor of the Linebarrel?
: Because your game of make-believe ends here. Ill be bringing the Linebarrel to JUDA!
: B-Bite me! Whore you?!
: Reiji Moritsugu, Head of JUDAs Special Forces.
: That guys who Yamashita was talking about ?!
: Gwaargh! Damn it!
: You should realize the difference between us now. Surrender the Linebarrel.
: This powers mine! Im not letting anyone take it! Never!
: (Hes already recovering the damage received. Hes better than I thought )
: I I am a CHAMPION OF JUSTICE! And Ill never be beaten!
*Slash, slash, slash, slash!*
: H-Hey, dont you guys think thats a bit too much?
: Yeah hes not even trying to hold back.
: The Linebarrel might be able to regenerate from that, but the Factor wont last for long
: That guy hes like a demon
: Stop! STOP! Hes gonna die!
: This isnt Kouichi's fault! It was just an accident that got him to find that thing!
: Shut up! You what the hell do you know about me?
: You dont understand how I felt, being so weak and useless ! Have you any idea how miserable I was, having to watch as someone else protected the girl I liked? Hell, how I, myself, needed to be protected by that person even?! Do you have any idea what thats like?!
: Then Then, this is because of me ?
: But, now, Ive been reborn! Im strong now! Im a Champion of Justice! Why are you all against me?!
: Why wont you accept me?! Im the one wholl protect this town!
: Im the strongest one here! Say it! SAY IT! Haaaaaah!!
: Im strong! IM THE STRONGEST!
: You still want to fight? In that case !
: The Linebarrels turned off? Why ?!
: Please, stop, Kouichi!
: E-Emi ?
: Why did you stop me?! I was just about to win!
: Kouichi, is flaunting your power all you want to do? Didnt you say we were going to defend
: Shut up !
: Huh ?
: You shut your mouth! Just sit there and let me protect you, damn it!
: Kouichi !
: Ah !
: Youre despicable!
: Looks like he cant get the Linebarrel to move by himself.
: Thats the end of that, Kouichi! Aint no reason for you not to throw in the towel, nice and easy!
: Fine. You just want the robot, right? Then take it! I dont care anymore!
: Yeesh, hes still giving us attitude?!
: Well, Im gone!
Off he goes.*
: Urk, he ran!
: His speed is surely on par with the other Factors
: Hrm, this wouldve been so much simpler if he didnt run I was about to ask him to join the team.
: What, that huge dumdum? No, thanks! Look at what he did to the town with that tantrum!
: Hm. His isnt the best personality, thats for sure.
: Mr. Ishigami, Ill go after him.
: Hold on a sec Ive another job for you first. Dr. Kizakis daughter is around here, right?
: Yes, shes with me, actually.
: Then bring her over to JUDA, please. Shes quite the VIP, you see.
: Thats no problem but couldnt it wait until I found Kouichi?
: Oh, you dont need to worry about him. Im sure hell be coming to school tomorrow like nothing ever happened.
: How do you figure ?
: Because Id wager thats one of the places he feels more at ease after getting his new powers.
: If you say so
: Well, that ended in a hurry.
: Easy come, easy go, right? And more important than that
: Yeah, the red Dancouga. Tanaka was acting like he didnt know anything about it but...
: But today were going to make him spill the beans.
: Right. I, for one, am sick of being kept in the dark.
: See you guys around, LOTUS. I had fun today!
: Oh! There goes the Dancouga
: Didnt you say you wanted to shake their hands, Ichitaka?
: Kouichi you
: Hey, hey, can you go and bring the Linebarrel over, like, lickety-split? Im just bursting with anticipation!
: Well, you heard the lady. Transport it here ASAP, alright?
: Roger that. Back to base, troops.
: (Whew, Reijis finally back thats a load off my shoulders. And, damn, that attack he did there was so strong. He really is amazing )
Seeing how ??? runs off at half HP, I couldnt get all convos with her:
: Ive absolutely no data on this one. Exercise caution, Hyouma!
: And its quite the speedy fella, too! Well be in hot water if we dont watch it!
: Yeah, Im on it!
: Who are you? Why are you after the Dancouga?!
: If youre not talking, then Ill deal with you as I would the Katou units!
: Please, stop! Our teams fighting in Earths defense!
: Hah So am I.
: Fine, then. If you wont back down, then Ill stand my ground!
Back to JUDA, Ishigami properly introduces Reiji Factor of the Vardant. As he, Kenji and Kouji glare at each other, Ishigami sighs at the heavy mood. Could we maybe lighten up? Thats difficult as while Hyouma and Daiya admit that it was our bad for not stopping the Linebarrel, Reiji certainly didnt need to take things as far as he did.
Goh and Mira tell them to let it go, though, as SOMEONE needed to have done that despite how heartless it seems. Ishigami points out that while Reiji was busy with special assignment and couldnt meet up with us sooner, hell be leading our team starting immediately. Meaning well need to do as he says.
On my way back, I took the time to review your combat records; and while your individual fighting abilities are spectacular, your coordination is sorely lacking. With that in mind, tomorrow well start training to develop that coordination I want you all to be able respond perfectly and promptly to your allies actions, he pronounces.
Hyouma figures the Combattler team has got that covered, what with them needing to sync-up their brain waves to combine. Unfortunately, no, Reiji says cooperating to work the same bot and coordinating with different units are two wholly different things failure to realize that will get them an early grave.
Juzo doesnt appreciate his attitude but Kyo suggests he let it go. Reiji orders everyone to gather here at 0800 but before he wraps this up, he calls Ichitaka. You see, hes read his records as well and is concerned about the kids lack of experience.
Now, if that ends up getting Ichitaka killed, thats his problem, but Reijis got consider that it might hamper the teams actions. So, hell be especially tough on his training (Ichitaka stutters a confirmation).
As for Yamashita, Reiji thanks him for covering as interim leader for the Special Forces. It was far from a perfect performance but hes satisfied with seeing that the guys grown as a Factor.
Ichitaka sees that the rumors of Reijis strict nature werent exaggerating but Yamashita is so very happy with his praise. Ichitaka really doesnt get why hes so giddy about that but whatever. Reijill be setting up tomorrows training session around Yamashitas Hind and the kid promises to give it 110%.
With that, Reiji leaves to write his report and Kenji sighs with relief he thought he was going to pass out there. Saotome calls him a wimp, saying that in the regular army, you gotta learn to sit still while managing to relax. That said, Izuna does admit that LOTUS is quite livelier from regular squads JUDAs own share of liveliness notwithstanding, of course.
Kyo understands what he means: we are a rather unique team, in that while many of us are seasoned fighters, quite a few are still civilians. Maybe what Reiji is trying to do is get us in a more military fighting shape? Yamashita nods, saying Reiji is always thinking whats best for us oh, how he admires him.
So, Yamashita says far from perfect performance are words of praise Ill need to revise some of my data, Alice ponders but Ichitaka says thats just the guys own unique case. Mind you, Yamashita says it wasnt that bit that got him oh-so-happy but the part where Reiji acknowledged his growth as a Factor.
Miu explains that Yamashitas always worked so hard to make Reiji happy and Ishigami swears that while he has a very sharp tongue, he is quite kind. And Alice figures shes also slated for his especially tough training as he was also looking at her when he said it. Ichitaka remembers that we still cant let Alice push herself too hard, lest she overload again, so itll fall on him to pick up the slack.
Tetsuyas sure he heard the Reiji Moritsugu name before and soon remembers: the guys a bit of a legend, beating a whole group of delinquents by himself a few years back. Folks would keep punching and he wouldnt go down, earning him the title of Immortal Miracle Man.
Sounds like a real tough guy, thinks Kouji, but Tetsuya also heard rumors that Reiji disappeared for some time after he killed a man. Lies and slander, says Yamashita, and Tetsuya apologizes rumors spread like wildfire, you know (Ishigamis suspiciously silent).
Regardless, if those stories are true, Goh says we can at least surmise that the guys very strong. Not someone Boss would like to get into a brawl with, so he better not grumble around him. No problem, says Mucha, worst comes to worst, they can ask Iczer-1 to be their bodyguard!
Now theres an idea! And itll let me spend some quality time with Iczer-1, too Whoohohohoo, Boss grins. Iczer-1 isnt listening, pondering the burden she spotted behind Reijis eyes. Boss also notices her beautiful, albeit distant gaze ooh, hes getting dizzy!
Iczer-1 ponders what burden Reiji could be carrying but an incomplete being like her could never make sense of it. If only she were human Yo, are those distant eyes looking this way? Ooh, did she finally fall for my handsome charms?! Boss dreams. She hasnt chill, Kouji shoots him down.
Daiya likes the idea of being a legend and wishes he could have people tell stories about him. Naoto points out that there ARE stories about Daiya. What, of him being a huge liar?
Well, yes, but that changed when the Darius actually showed up at the surface again. Now hes kinda like a prophet! Eeh, that aint too great. Yui calls over right then, telling Ishigami that Quatres just delivered Emi. Hes off to see her, wishing everyone good luck in tomorrows training.
Our people remember Ishigami saying Emi was a VIP, daughter of some doctor, which begs the question to Chizuru: what was she doing hanging around that town, with no security?
By Ishigamis office, he greets Emi and apologizes for not picking her up sooner but with LOTUS getting started, hes been really busy. But how is doing, having just arrived from a different world and all? Shes fine, apologizing for the trouble she caused to the people of this world, even.
Ishigami says shes done nothing to apologize for Kouichis the one who ran amuck with the Linebarrel. Quatre also apologizes for not being able to talk Kouichi down but, again, no need. Ishigami figures people are likely to act unexpectedly when they get pissed.
More important than that are Emis memories, which were reportedly missing. Shes managed to recover most of them, except for the moment before she came to this world something clearly happened, but she cant place it. Ishigami tells her to rest and itll come to her in time.
Moreover, Dr. Kizaki went through a lot of trouble to get her over her and he swears to her that JUDA will make good use of the Linebarrel. But what about Kouichi? Ishigamis sure Quatrell manage to convince him to join us. Indeed, Quatres sure he can be reasoned with.
Mind, Ishigami wants Quatre to continue to vet the kid if he ever deems him to be unfit for the job, then JUDAll have to find a new Factor. Emis worried, as assigning a new Factor means the current one will die: theres always only one Factor per Machina.
Ishigami would rather that not happen, of course Kouichi just needs to realize the essence behind the strength he got. And despite the stuff he did, Quatre doesnt think he deserves to die. Hell get him on board.
Back at the Dancougas base, Seimi welcomes them all back. Normally the girls would go and soak at the hot springs to relax but thatll have to wait Tanaka has some explaining to do. And while Aoi and Kurara are both raring to play bad cop, Johnny isnt really the type.
At the command center, theyre greeted by O-G, the bot, who says Tanaka left right before they arrived. Guess he knew what was about to happen.
Tanakas off elsewhere, reporting the red Dancougas appearance to one F.S. From what hes gathered, the things equipped with some optical camo and is pretty dang good in aerial combat but only has a lone pilot, meaning it wasnt designed to carry out the Dancougas original purpose.
F.S. seems to know about the thing, and dubs it the R-Daigun. All actors have taken to the stage now.