Part 35: Mission 12 - After-School Visitor - Part 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnRCdhnCChc
Oh, and heres Shinjis better weapon right now: a big ol gatling gun. It even gets a dynamic kill!
: The Vardant thisll be a tough enemy to fight. Still, I cant just let you through here.
: Thats fine. Ill just make you back off.
: Factor of the Painkiller I need you to die for the world thats to come.
: Im also fighting for the world and thats why I wont stop! Ever!
: Then, come! Ill make you sing some beautiful tunes!
: Our main targets that chubby Machina, meaning we aint got time for any others!
: But itd be really dangerous to ignore the Talisman because of that!
: Youve an idea of how dangerous I am, I see. Now let me give you some pain to match that!
And heres Soubis best attack.
: So now Ive to fight the famous Linebarrel, huh? Your regenerative abilities seem pretty high but I wonder how long thatll last you.
: The Linebarrel isnt your run-of-the-mill Machina, guy! Youre about to get an eyeful of the power of JUSTICE!
: Justice this, justice that You know, youre starting to turn my stomach!
Kouichi: Why the hell are you helping out these creeps from another dimension?!
: Ho-hum, I wanted to mess you guys up, and now Im the one who got messed up
: Oh, well. I guess Ill just wait for my next shot with bated breath.
: Soubi Nakajima and his Talisman Well be fighting him again, it seems.
: What is the Katou Organization up to, Wufei?! I dont mean to deny your justice, but theres absolutely no point to this battle!
: Youll know if it really is pointless or not in due time. Now fight me!
: Thats enough of your yammering, Quatre!
Quatre: Wufei I guess we need to fight after all.
Wufei: If you cant grasp the point of the battle I wage, then your peace is bound to crumble to dust, Quatre!
: LOTUS! The Spheres being set and Katous actions overall are essential to the world at large! Ive looked into his eyes and I am fully convinced of it!
: Huh? Wufei What did you mean by that?
: Spheres Maybe those are related to the dimensional distortion the Katou Organizations causing?
: (Im also convinced of something, Wufei. That youre, once again, fighting for the sake of the world )
By the by, while clearing out the Stealth S Armas, I took the time to show off ANOTHER Gaikign combined attack. This is the new one he got with Puria when she switched to the Superior Stinger!
After those guys are done, it takes a few more turns to get all the way across the map to reach Masaki.
And while thats happening, the guy decided to take a potshot at Kouji. Right after this, turn 8 rolls around:
: Its...! Space-time is settling in its distorted state!
: Huh? Whats that black orb thing ?
: Damn, we were too late!
: Our mission is complete. All troops, withdraw.
: Belay that. I think youre slightly confused, Masaki. The order now is: Stay put and carry on fighting.
: But Commander
: We cant leave the Dancouga at large. And with the R-Daigun gone, we must take it upon ourselves to dispose of it.
: But, of course, exercise a modicum of restraint. Im in no way interested in losing any of my precious captains.
: Copy that.
: Hm He still wants to fight?
: Better for us, then. More of them we wreck now, the easier time well have down the road!
: Troops, continue your offensive while still taking care to protect the Dancouga!
: Dont get in our way, Reiji Moritsugu. Thatd be whats best for the world.
: I cannot do that. Rather, Im putting a stop to you!
: Ill also do my part against you!
: Painkiller, a point-defense model of Machina Your M.O. with it is inefficient.
: Hey, fatso! Im coming to pull the plug on whatever the crap youre doing to space-time!
: And if you dont stop, therell be some awful images coming into your mind!
: Go right ahead if you can, that is.
: Ive no idea what you people are up to, but Im putting a stop to that distortion!
: The Linebarrel. Kouichi Hayase.
: (I though he was just an average boy but the Commander assessed him as having exceeded his imagination. What convinced him of that?)
Masaki counterattacking: Thats quite the inept Factor you chose, Linebarrel.
Jerk! I just forgot that the big Executor blast still counts as a Beam attack!
Speaking of, Goh points out the Beam immunity gotta use weapons that arent that. Moreover, he sees that the thing can attack over a wide area, so we cant stay clustered up.
Game, Im starting to think you dont trust me. Kill!
: We lost more than our original estimates, but the objective was still met. Retreating.
: Whats the situation, Monica?
: No signs of any hostile. The battles over.
: So Did we win?
: I wonder They did manage to get that weird thing in place. You could well chalk this up as a loss.
: Still, we just need to trash the thing and itll be all good, no?
: I seriously doubt that. The Katou Organization wouldnt have left it here if it could be so easily destroyed.
: Rachel, can you put together a research team to investigate this orb the Sphere, I think the called it.
: Yep, theyre already headed your way!
: Then lets take in the Dancouga and wrap this up fast. Hanging around an Earth Alliance base could come back to haunt us later.
: Woops, I dont think sooo!
: Wha They had another stealth Arma around?!
: How do you do, LOTUS? The names Riku Ousei, captain of the Katou Organizations 8th Unit. I came here to test the power of your imagination.
: And seeing how confused youre looking, Im guessing none of you could imagine my plan.
: Riku Ousei, you said? What are you going to with the Dancouga?
: Imagine, why dont you? Or maybe Ill just tell you, since youll see it in a few seconds: the Dancouga is about to get sprayed all over the countryside by my Yaoyorozus Shinkahia orbs!
: And you think well just let you do that?!
: Aye, aye! Piercing Zolmanium Bullets, fire!
: What the It didnt even scratch him!
: You guys really dont have any imagination at all. The thing that exploded there was the Yaoyorozus special armor I imagined youd try something, so I came prepared.
: Course, it wont hold forever and then Id be in trouble So how about I go and pop the Dancouga in a real pretty explosion right now? Buh-byyyeeeee!
: Its you whose imagination is lacking.
: Who said that?! Show yourself!
: Youre The R-Daigun?! But why? Werent we on the same side?!
: Why dont you go and imagine the why?
: What just happened?!
: That red bot from before showed up and saved the Dancouga At least thats what it looked like.
: I dont understand
: Shinji, you guys OK over there?
: Y-Yes. We managed
: Yamashita, Ill come speak with you later.
: Reiji, Yamashitas Wait, hold on! Youre injured! Was it when that guy, Jack, attacked ?
: Its no problem I was born without a sense of pain, you see. Small injuries wont stop me from doing my work.
: Were heading back to JUDA. Recover the Dancouga, Evangelion and Hind-Kind ASAP.
And here are the convos we didnt get Yamashita didnt get a chance for any of his, since they only show up before the event:
: Hey, Horns, youve gone a bit on the straight and narrow, havent ya?
: Damn straight! Im not the same man I was before!
: Heh, aint that something. Then get here and lets see how much fun this new youll be!
: Linebarrel Id previously held back due to my orders, but no more!
: Ive finally figured out how I really should be using my powers. No way in hell Im getting dropped now! Bring it!
: Hey, there, Linebarrel boy Im here to play again.
: Sorry, but Im in a hurry. This is gonna have to be the last time we fight!
: The way you fight bugs me like no ones business, Vardant!
: A calm and precise analysis of the situation is necessary to accomplish ones mission. Becoming emotional is the way of failure.
: Drop the act, guy! I can tell youre just like me!
: Reiji Moritsugu Your swordsmanship is said to be the best in LOTUS. Show it to me!
: Fine. Let it carve into your mind, along with the horror youll feel!
: Oh, dear, Reiji Are you going to fight me?
: Of course I am. Come on!
: Do go easy on me, hunk
: An artillery Machina Meaning you cant really do anything if I close the distance, right? What if I just dont sit still, even?
: I cant leave this spot ! Reiji told me not to!
: Whaa?! A man? But my sensors are picking up an Arma
: You cannot free your mind of bewilderment Then die!
: Time passes, and your slow ass is always lumbering around. Ill make this quick!
: Close-range battles might not be my thing, but Im another proud member of our Special Forces! Im winning this!
: Start shooting, boy. Do you think you can hit me?
: Getting a kick out of me, eh ? You better take me seriously, or you wont live to regret it!
: The Machina with the Reflector Cores Ill be ending you, and stopping your data collection!
: Not happening! What youll be doing is getting a taste of the Hinds full powe!
: Gather intel from the battlefield and provide artillery support Thats the job Reiji personally assigned me, and I will see it done perfectly!
: You wont be conquering any of the world while were still around!
: Youve got poise, girl, Ill give ya that. But you still aint messing with our Op!
: Imagine, oh, powerless one. Imagine your suffering and defeat at my hands!
: I wont be beaten, and I wont surrender! Here we go, Painkiller!
: Hmm Reiji had someone cover him? Now thats rare.
: Do you know him ?
: Weve at least known each other for longer than you have, girl.
: Wh-Whats up with you fighting us on foot, pops? Thats some bad joke right there!
: Your confusion is understandable, but I will still spare you no quarter!
: Thats the captain of the 4th Unit, sis!
: I know, I know! Blast him with the Nerve Crack and well sort im out later!
: Your illusions aint gonna mean jack if the cords cant touch me! Get over here!
: I cant let them get any closer to the Glain-Neidr!
: Too bad for you, were real stubborn youre not stopping us!
: Well be bringing an end to your operation!
: And what could a non-combat Machina do to me? Could you at least make for a little bit of fun, I wonder?
: Youre really gonna be sorry ya underestimated us! Izuna, show granny a big, ol nightmare!
: Got it! Here goes!
At JUDA, just as Ishigami was calling the Dragons Hive to inquire about the red Dancouga, he received a message from Tanakas boss transferring the Dancouga Nova to LOTUS. Quite the surprise. Tanaka does apologize for the suddenness of it all, but the transfer shouldve occurred a long time ago things took longer than expected because of the bosses, see.
Ishigami isnt mad in the slightest, considering how often Team D already helped us on their own, but the timing of it all is at least curious. Tanaka cant well answer that, what with him not being in on the take.
Either way, Ru (the shrink) will also be headed our way soon, and Tanaka needs to get going hes got another call. Ishigami did notice something odd in this conversation: Une said Tanaka answered to F.S . but he just mentioned having bosses. Whos the other one?
By the infirmary, its up to Alice to tend to the Dancouga folks, much to Aois pain. Still, shes got to get it all patched up quickly. At least the silver lining, thinks Kurara, is that no one got hurt too badly. Still, they made it through only by the skin or their teeth and it was a complete loss Johnny and Sakuya arent happy.
Since this is a rare chance to speak to them outside of battle, Goh would like to ask why exactly theyre fighting in the first place none of us know much about the Dancouga or its mission. Well, as luck would have it, Aoi says they dont know either. They just get orders on what to do, and even their handler gets those from the top.
Then, Miu asks, they wouldnt know why the Dancouga suddenly started going all champion of justice, instead of just prolonging conflict like before. Johnny says they wondered that shift themselves, but havent gotten any answers yet.
And speaking of sudden changes, Ishigami calls in to relay the news of their transfer to LOTUS. It happened out of the blue, sure, but Ishigami points out that he and Lady Une had been trying to make this happen for a while now.
Kurara sees no issue, considering theyd already been ordered to fight with us several times before, but Aois still annoyed that the boss (as always) made this call without caring anything for what they want. Theyll just have to make do with that as part of their mission as CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE, Ishigami shrugs.
Fine, Aoill go along with it so long as stuffs exciting! Exciting? Pretty much, yeah: all of Team D look back on the lives they lead before being scouted/kidnapped to be the Dancougas pilots and think this job is WAY more exciting than what they did. Well, theyre a lot more blasé about things than Alto expected.
Why does he think that? Kurara needs only take a look at the hot blooded Tetsuya (Tsurugi) and Hyouma glaring over to see why. They are kind of breaking the mold, huh? Well, Aois sorry to have dashed their expectations and, on that matter, the loss to the R-Daigun isnt hitting her particularly hard. Theyre still annoyed, mind, but not broken over it.
Gohs not feeling that I WONT LOSE NEXT TIME! vibe coming from them, but Aoi assures him its not like that. Like she said, shes excited for another round with the R-Daigun. Now, she turns to Alice and asks if theyre free to go.
Well, shes patched them up enough, so it should be fine In that case, Emi beckons them to come with shell show them to their rooms. With them gone, Shizuru ponders their uninterested attitude. Koujis not about to complain about molds being broken, but it still a bit weird to him.
Reiji, meanwhile, is taking Yamashita to task, asking why he left his post. He was worried about Reiji, yes, but the guy himself doesnt remember ever assigning him to support him that was Mius job. Plus, it was his actions that led to Shinji violating his own orders to help him. Surely Yamashita can see that.
Speaking of Shinji, while Misatoll say that he did a good job fighting today, she also cant praise him much for it. Things turned out fine in the end, yes, but that doesnt justify what he did were that the case, Yamashita wouldnt be in this situation either. Shinjis looking rather sullen now, but Ichitaka tells him to keep his chin up he did good. The boys determined to keep working at it, at least.
Thats all Reiji had to say (Yamashitas really bummed out), but Kouichi isnt letting it end like that: Whats so bad about folks worrying for their friends?! It hampers the execution of their mission, thats what.
Kouichi isnt taking that answer, but hes interrupted when Tsubaki runs in. She tells him and Ichitaka to stop fawning over the Dancouga and come help her buy another batch of sushi for Ishigami... Oh, Reiji and Misato are here too? Yes, but theyve already said what they needed, so Misato sends them off.
And, hey, Shinji considers himself a proper man, right? Then he should go and help Tsubaki carry the groceries as well. Alright, hell try, and, when asked by Ichitaka, Yamashita slowly says hes good to help.
Mishima has just gotten back to Cathy regarding some stuff she asked him to look into. Both Brera and the Galaxy Fleet are tagged as confidential, and he didnt have clearance to look into them hes very sorry he couldnt be of help. And what about the info we discovered about the Katou Organization being the vanguard of an invasion from their own world?
Mishima professes to have been very surprised by the revelation that it is possible to make a controlled jump from one world to another. Thats given them a glimmer of hope and Prof. Kentarous looking into it.
But thats not what Cathy was asking about, of course. What she wants to know is why there isnt any information on the Frontiers databases about Katous parent organization being from their Earth? Because its top secret, obviously in truth, even Mishima isnt fully aware of the situation.
What he does know for sure is that, at some point after the Frontier set sail, their Earth came under attack from an unknown force and the conflict drew to a stalemate. And what did he do when he found out about that? Well, the Frontiers government obviously got in touch with the New United Nations Government, but the guys simply ordered them to keep going about their business it wouldve been dangerous to stir things up further.
Only a very small number of people, including Pres. Howard, have been able to contact Earth after that, and even then they dont get decent responses. Do note that, with contact with the Earth government effectively cut off, the approval of the use of Reactive Weapons was left at the discretion of the fleets highest authority.
Regardless, thats all she wanted to ask Mishima about, and he has another appointment to take care of. I apologize for how abrupt this was, Leon, Cathy nods, but he just hopes that was enough to alleviate our concerns as we need to keep up our good work on the front lines.
With the call over, two things bother Cathy: one, he didnt correct her for calling him by his first name while on official business (as he usually does), and, two, he was clearly lying to her face regarding Brera. Mishimas not his normal self, clearly he seems anxious, excited. And while Cathy doesnt know what hes hiding, shell do what she can to find out.
And Quatres just finished reporting on what Wufeis up to. He doesnt think hes turned traitor, rather, hes hoping the guys infiltrated Katous group like Trowa and the Alliance.
Une would like to believe that too, but well just have to see. With that, she asks Ishigami to gather up everyone as she has something to tell us.
And so he does. Whats it all about? Well, Une has some bad news for us: its not circulating in the media just yet, but intels just came in that Relenas been missing for a while. Last anyone heard of her, she was going to lodge a formal protest with the Alliance for their attempted nuclear strike on the PLANTs.
Does she have any suspects, Kyo asks, and Une says its very likely the Alliance is behind it, though they havent any solid leads to move on anyone yet. Still, Zechs already sees Djibrils hand behind it all.
Next up, regarding the Sphere the Katou Organization set up in the previous battle, Sakon relates that the research team we sent over reported that the space inside the thing is wholly closed off to the outside theres no way to interact with it. And while Rachel mentions that they could confirm that theres some object inside it, they dont know what it is.
Sakon hypothesizes that that Sphere could be kind of like a Death Cross Point to the Katou Organizations main force, something thatll enable them all to come to this world? Well, Maki says these could be the certain steps that Katou mentioned they set up a surveillance system to watch the thing around the clock, just to be safe.
Not knowing whats up with that thing makes it twice as ominous to Ichitaka.
Only one last subject to touch on: Ishigami would like to explain his relation with the Katou Organization. Tetsuya himself wanted to inquire on that, and Kouji asks if what Masaki said about succeeding him as the captain of the 1st Unit was true. Ishigami knows that were likely asking ourselves if he used to be one of Katous men would we like to know the truth?
Very much so, as Dick wants to clarify whether hes a traitor to the Katou Organization or to us; and while Goh understands that secrets are par for the course at the top of big groups, this is something that needs to be clarified. Fair enough, so heres the truth: Ishigami used to be one of the top officials of the Katou Organization, and all the Machinas JUDA currently has (barring the Linebarrel) were stolen by him when he left their fold.
Nagisas appalled that their boss turned out to be one of the bad guys, but Izuna asks her and a dumbstruck Kouichi to hold on. Hes not with them anymore, which is why he helped Lady Une with LOTUS and all, right?
Ishigami begs out forgiveness. He didnt want to keep it a secret for so long, but this isnt something easy for him to speak of back then, he seriously believed that Katou would bring peace to the world. Oh, how young and foolish I was! Ishigami howls, and no one knows what to say to his over-the-top melodrama.
Still! Ishigami says that even if mistakes were made, anyone can take their remorse to heart and start over! Kouichi protests that he cant handwave all that away just like that, and Shizuru agrees: he cant just act so nonchalant when he couldve come clean about it all this time.
Tetsuya (Tsurugi) isnt also 100% convinced by Ishigamis story, though he says were all free to gun him down if he ever turns traitor. Theres no need to be so distrustful! Lady Une says she can vouch for him though she admits one could easily take her, a former OZ operative, of being in cahoots with him.
Daiya does raise the point that the Daiku Maryus Captain Garis used to work for the Darius Army; Iczer-1 herself is also a traitor to the Cthulhu people. And Johnny also figures we cant give Ishigami too much crap for being nonchalant, since thats pretty much how he always is.
Ishigami bawls that everyones so mean hasnt he been working so hard to help them all become good friends? All of his pranks were especially planned, out of LOVE, for that! Hey, your parties are fine and all, but Im gonna pass on the pranks! Ichitaka objects.
Fine, no need to let this revelation change whats been working just fine. Kenji at least is glad that folks eased up, as he couldnt handle everyone being on edge mind, Mido figures he could still stand to actually be a bit more serious about things. Blah, why do stuff always end up biting him in the ass? Maybe it wouldnt be like that if he changed his ways, Tsubaki says.
Finally, Ritsuko calls in right then to let us know that theyve finished repairing the EVA-00 Ishigami likes, as itll make for another boost to our forces. Moreover, she tells Misato that Reis all healed up and ready to fight, so shell be coming over as well. Thats great news, especially considering how hurt the girl was last she saw her.
Ishigamill set up transport for Neo Tokyo 3 tomorrow to pick them up, some supplies and to finalize Shinjis transfer to the new school. Misato thanks him, and is anxious to see Shinji make new friends there.
Cut to Shangri-La, Masakis congratulating everyone on the good work today successfully setting up the first Sphere. Sure, but Sawatari knows this means theyll be working to get more of the things placed throughout the world. Yulianne asks if he cant explain to them what the Spheres are being set up for, but Masaki just goes silent.
She and Wufei ask why the silent treatment. Is this above their paygrade, maybe? Sawatari himself is also curious as to what Masaki and Katou are up to. Furthermore, Dmitri and Soubi point out that all of them are here in this Organization because theyre endorsed Katous cause as their own; surely its not asking much that they also be in on the take, right?
Being somewhat mysterious about things is good as it leaves some room for their imagination to run wild, Yulianne concedes, but the incessant secrecy can lead to misjudgments like Rikus. And as a result, they lost the Yaoyorozu.
Masaki assures them that Katou will explain everything when the time is right he couldnt take that away from the commander. Sawatari and Yulianne sniff at being given the run-around, so Masaki concedes to telling them something: the Spheres will set the future of this world in the proper path.
So be at ease and know that Katous ideals will not betray them!
: Soubi Nakajima I see now the reason for your contempt towards justice...
: I also saw something today: you ranting about your own justice again.
: But the Commander is leading us to true justice, no? Will your personal justice take you down the same path as it, I wonder?
: I dont know if itll be the same but I am fighting in the name of true justice.
: Well, dont worry I wont dismiss your dear justice. Were comrades, after all.
: Hmph Me, comrade of a man whos forsaken the illusion he called justice? Dont be ridiculous.
: Excuse me ?
: Does your brain still work? Then use it and ponder the essence of yours and Katou Hisatakas justice !
Cut to Katous office, hes apologizing to Riku for not having imagined what he was going to do. Riku takes the blame upon himself for going against his orders and deploying without permission all because he deigned to imagine what Katou himself wanted.
Katou says his imagination isnt to blame, though Riku will have to work with a regular Arma for the time being. Thats fine, and the guy leaves to try and improve his imagination.
Katou gets called on the phone by, strangely enough, a woman named Vladimir. She called to explain the R-Daiguns intervention she didnt want it to happen, but there was no other way.
See, while Vladimir would have liked to have finished the Dancouga off then and there, he wouldnt have been too happy about it. Regardless, she says her plans are already 80% complete, so theyll be laying low for a bit.
Thats fine, and Katou asks her to wish the pilot a good vacation. Vladimir doubts the girl will actually rest, what with how busy she is. True enough, Katou laughs.
Finally, at the Dragons Hive, Tanaka ponders how the Dancouga will be facing even harder battles now, but F.S. says they MUST grow stronger and stronger if theyre to prevail against them.
If they do not ascend as high as they must, F.S.s hidden friend mulls, it will mean the end for everything.