Part 55: Mission 22 (Minerva Route) - Heart Break - Part 2Still going, our objective now is to reduce the Godannar below 5000 HP.
Goh, like Ken before him, has Prevail L9 now, so you absolutely dont want to deal with him in the water. Pull back, let him cross the pond and then engage. Do note that he now has a 2-6 range attack, so youll need to give him a wider berth.
Fast forward a couple more turns, and Gohs in position. The last beasts are tagging along, and will support defend him if given the chance dont.
With the way clear, were ready to go.
: Kch uurk
: Ive learned so much from you and our friends
: If I can pay you back just a bit, then I will ! I might be so afraid, but it doesnt matter! I want to save you, Goh!
Shinji: Ill stop the Godannar!
: Watch our stance, Sakuya. Mess up and hes going to send us flying !
: Im doing the best I can here ! No promises when were up against the Godannar jacked up on some Mimetic Beasts, though!
: Hrrgh UWAAAAA!
: Incoming, Aoi!
: We gotta pin him down ! I wanna see my favorite Beauty and the Beast couple back together!
Heres the new attack, with the Mimetic Beasts Sakuya was talking about.
Aoi: Weve to take on the Godannar
Johnny: Thats about as tough as this can get!
: (Dying was never what truly scared Goh )
: (No, it was losing his humanity and becoming an enemy of those who fight for our future Thats what scared him above all )
: (Then theres only one thing I can do for him )
Mira: Goh, I
: Never thought wed ever be scuffling like this This is someone I never wanted to fight if I couldve helped it.
: Lets do this, Goh! Im stopping you with every drop of strength I got!
Kouji: Were never giving up on you, Goh!
When Gohs under 25k HP:
: Thats Were detecting new Mimetic Beasts signals!
: What, more are incoming?!
: Thats a Destroy! They hijacked even that thing?!
: Your main objective is still the same. Keep an eye on the new hostiles, but focus on immobilizing the Godannar!
: His presence is overwhelming But we cant fail here! Well stop him, just like we did with Kouichi!
Quatre: Ive to stop the Godannar, whatever it takes!
: You cant just up and die on us! Even I was looking forward to seeing your comeback!
: So Im coming in to bail you out! Ill put a stop to the Godannar!
Shinn: The hero of the War of Giants can we really stop him?
: Goh Youve taught me so much about how to fight. And Ill be saving with you all of that!
: Lets do it, Ichitaka!
Ichitaka: We might be up against the Godannar, but this is no time to be chicken!
: Wasnt a world free of the Mimetic Beasts your dream, Goh?! Were so close to making that real!
: Oorgh GAAAAAAH!
: Hang in there, Combattler! We cant get broken down before the Dannars immobile!
Chizuru: Weve got to bring Annas feelings to him!
Hyouma: Yeah, here we go!
: Goh Saruwatari Whatll become of LOTUS if we lose even you?
: Guuooorgh UWOOOOO!
: No, we just cannot let that happen! Youre the leader of our troops and our comrade in arms!
Zechs: What a crushing spirit your reputation is well deserved, Godannar!
: Its not every day I get the chance to fight someone of your skill, Goh... !
: Hrrmm AAAAAAH!!
: Hah Even I, Tetsuya Tsurugi, am intimidated Youre an amazing man, Goh Saruwatari !
Tetsuya: The Godannar Never did I expect it to turn into such a terrifying enemy!
: Goh, listen to me! Goh!
: Its really not going to work unless we combine ? You pigheaded moron!
: (Ill be seeing you soon Hold on, Goh !)
Anna: Hang in there, Goh! Im going to save you, I promise!
: Hes still going?!
*Mira turns neutral!*
: I made a promise to him. That if he ever turned into our enemy then Id kill him !
: Mira! Are you going to use that?!
: I wont just let you have him, Anna! Ill kill him, and then Ill also die!
: Did she do it ?!
: No, the Godannar wasnt destroyed!
: And now he cant move at all
: Huh ?!
*Mira switches back.*
: It was you who took him from me during my five years of sleep, Anna
: So show me the bond you two share so that I might give up so that I might move on!
: Okay! Take a look!
: Were all done programming! The Godannar can Drive Change!
: Im coming right now, Goh! Drive Change GO!
: Godannar, Twin Drive!
: Im here, Goh!
: Anna Dont Dont look at me
: Theres nothing to be afraid of Its only the two of us in here.
: Goh I love you !
: She really did it !
: Thanks, Anna If youre here with me then I can fight!!
: It is by gaining a human soul that the Steel Giant, that which is equal to God, becomes a true ENVOY OF JUSTICE!
: This is the marriage of God and soul! Forward, everyone! Now is the time to bring this battle to a close!
OH MY GOD, WE ARE ALMOST FINISHED!
Except that there are still a ton of MS beasts down south, but theyre on land and are very easily dispatched.
And heres the video of Miras new attack, complete with the DK.
Fast forward another couple of turns for me to kill everything, get everyone aboard the Minerva and sail the over to Boss Island.
Now we can finally bring this drag of a mission to a close!
: This is it! We just need to take you out, and then no onell have to live in fear of the Mimetic Beasts
: Step up, beasties! Todays the last day of your lives!
: This one sure has power on a wholly different level from the Trojan Horse
: Too bad for you, the Great Heros been an old hand at monster hunting for years now. Super Mimetic Beast or no, youll go down just the same!
: Can we actually beat this giant of a Mimetic Beast ?
: No, I cant let it intimidate me I made a decision to answer the Chairmans resolve in kind. So, whatever enemy comes my way, Ill fight!
: Think its really gonna be over this time?
: Judging by what Prof. Tatsuya said, Im sure everythingll be A-OK.
: And they can come back a many times as they want, well just drive them out. Again and again, all in the name of peace sounds good?
: What he said. But, with luck, well also have some time to put our feet up
: So come on! Well take on all comers until peace is back in this world!
: Do keep calm, Hyouma. Let yourself get too incensed and youd be playing right into the Mimetic Beasts hand.
: Relax, Kosuke Im as cool as can be here
: Im Hyouma Aoi of LOTUS. Were carrying the future of everyone on Earth on our backs, and Im not screwing up right at the moment of truth!
: Todays the day ! Were putting an end to the battle with the Mimetic Beasts right now! Lets do this, guys!
Once its HP is under 50%
: Weve done so much damage to it, and it hasnt even flinched yet !
: Thats why its the king. Its way tougher than all of its mooks !
: Look! The Celleblader came out the Super Mimetic Beast!
: Lou ! Youre alive?!
: And I can still fight as well, Goh! Ken he showed me where the Super Mimetic Beasts regeneration organs at! Over there!
: Meaning, if we can destroy that !
: Then weve a good chance of yanking the carpet out from under em!
: Good ! Just a bit more and we can win this !
: This is where my history with you beasts comes to a close ! Ill bring an end to everything with this battle !
: I dont know how far I can go with this, but I made up my mind ! Ive enough strength to protect others, and I will protect them !
: It could be said that the Mimetic Beasts wouldnt have evolved this much if we hadnt driven them into a corner
: But, from the beasts POV, any powerless human is an easy mark. And, so, I cannot hesitate to turn my blade against them!
: OK, this is the real final showdown! And were here to bring peace to the spirits of all those you monsters hurt!
: I understand youre also just trying your hardest to survive. Still, we cannot just allow that. Because we know itd only mean more sorrow spreading through the world!
: Goh! Well finish it off together!
: Yeah !
: The Super Mimetic Beasts core is confirmed destroyed!
: Take THAT!
: The Mimetic Beasts are finished!
: Goh Goh?!
: I know well the pain of those left behind. I wont die and do that to you !
: Goh !
And there we have it Here are the convos we missed:
: (This thing is terrifying Just looking at it has got me shivering.)
: (But even more than that is my desire to fight against it. I cant deny that. Mira, if the worst comes to happen do what you must.)
: I am Goh Saruwatari, beast! And thisll be our final battle!
: This cant be how it ends the man I loved deserves better !
: Ill make you a deal, Goh. Come back to us and Ill treat you to some world-class wine and steak!
: This has been a long time coming And youll get an ample taste of how powerful a woman can be after shes been kept waiting all this time!
: Goh Saruwatari! If youve really turned into a bad guy, then its my job to take you down!
: Hrk uuurgh !
: But I know youre a big hero, not an enemy! So I WE will stop you!
: If the enemys strong, then you burn even stronger Thats what being a mans all about !
: You look like the real deal, Super Mimetic Beast! Lets do this and see wholl be leaving here with the gold!
: Okay, Goh! Open wide!
: P-Please, Anna. I can eat just fine by myself
: No, no, I wanna help you! Again, open wide! How does it taste?
: Its rice porridge, it doesnt taste good or bad
: Oh, dont be like that. You know how hard it was to make this?
: All it takes is Anna being around for your Badass Ace shtick to come crashing down, eh, Goh?
: Still, Im so glad things ended fine for hm.
: Absolutely. Even with a successful vaccine being made, the fact that Goh managed to recover from that state tells of how amazing he is.
: Hell, yeah. Refusing to die until the very end is a must for heroes!
: A must for heroes, huh Right, youre all amazing.
: Hey, now, whatre you talking about there? Youre also one of the days heroes, Shinji.
: Yeah, you and Rei.
: O-Oh, no We were just lucky that we were piloting the EVAs
: We just did as we had to.
: Standing your ground, and doing as you have to; a simple thing in theory, but very hard to put into practice. What you did today is very much worthy of praise, Shinji.
: You were brave and you did real good, thats what we think. Always knew you had it in ya, Shinji.
: Nevertheless, we also owe some major thanks to the PLANTs scientists.
: Yeah, I still cant believe how fast they managed to cook up a vaccine for the Insania Virus, especially with how no one knew that much about the thing until recently.
: Wasnt just our folks that made it happen, you know. It was a joint effort between them, JUDA and the Dannar Base.
: Hm, developing a countermeasure for the Insania Virus was a worldwide matter. You dont need to thank us specifically.
: But still, we both want to do it regardless!
: The people of the PLANTs, JUDA, at the Dannar Base
: And all of our friends in LOTUS, whove always had our backs You all deserve our deepest gratitude
Misatos talked to Lady Une and shes left it up to her to decide what to do with Lou. So, does the girl seriously want to fight with us? She is: Both Ken and I lost people we loved to the Mimetic Beasts, and that made us choose the path of battle. I dont want there to be other people like me, so I want to fight for that.
Goh walks in and likes what he hears: if shes now fighting now for vengeance, but the for the sake of others, then its a good sign of how much shes grown as a warrior. Both he and Anna arent going to stop her from doing this rather, theyll be together now not just as family, but as fellow teammates.
Lou is very thankful, and very apologetic for everything she did. But theres someone else, and Kiriko asks if he shares in Lous new agenda.
Its Ken, and having already forsaken his life once, he figures its his turn to support the girls wishes. The hostile codenamed Menage Zero died fighting the Super Mimetic Beast, Kiriko declares and suggests he carry on his new life as a warrior.
Misato seems satisfied and welcomes them both the crew theyll all be working together in the name of world peace!
You probably already guessed it, but you only get Ken if you did either of the secret steps in this stage or the previous split.
Speaking of, ending the battle with the Mimetic Beasts puts us one step closer towards that. Theres still much to be done, Misato knows, but its certainly a step forward. And now that Hyouma takes a look at the command room, he realizes: wheres Tatsuya? The guy isnt around anywhere.
Kiriko says he left not too long ago, off to look into some other enemy factions prowling about the world. The guy keeps as busy as Lady Une herself, she sighs. Still, Annas sure shell see her father again once the world is truly at peace.
Now, Lulus just called over to report on the fight with the Jama Kingdom and is en route to JUDA to rendezvous with us. Kiriko thanks us again for all our hard work, but, of course, our battles are far from over. Itll be a while to get there while there still are other groups threatening the world, but she wishes us to keep our chins up.
Tetsuya thanks her back for all the help she and her teams provided, and Misato orders everyone back to JUDA therell likely be much to discuss.