Part 59: Mission 22 (Himika Route) - The Blade of the Soul, Piercing Through Evil
Were back at the Himika route the actually fun route and Daiyas sprint shows no sign of stopping. Ichitakas actually been caught up by Kenji now, likely due to the formers attack power starting to lag behind the other protags.
Still, I help him and his buddy out. The Rushbirds squad bonus is now Armor +200, HP+1500, A in Land, Movement +1; Linebarrels is melee weapons power +200, mobility +15.
Our Jeegs max out their EN, Alto, Iczer-3 and Kenichi take random stuff here and there.
As for our squads, every Jeeg unit is still auto-deploying, so were the same as before:
Evil is swerving all around our people, and Lulu feels it all gathering into the Great Bronze Bell. Iczer-3 feels it too its just as bad as Neos Gold and Kyo explains that the Jama Kingdom is crystallizing and converting hatred, resentment, and all kinds of negative emotions into power for them to use.
Thats some appropriately dark fuel they use there, Kenji sniffs, but Tsubaki is certain we can counter it by materializing our own wishes for peace and happiness. You two managed to reclaim the Bronze Bells, so Im sure you can seal away the Great Bronze Bell, Hiroshi adds.
In the meantime, Daiya says well stoke the flames in our hearts and help them out all the way; none of us will be broken by some negative emotions, says Alice! That goes double for Kouichi, whos not willing to let hatred control him again.
Sounds great to Kenji charge!
Mission 22 (Himika Route) The Blade of the Soul, Piercing Through Evil
Himikas rather amused that wed dare face the might of the Great Bronze Bell ample proof that were idiots to Amaso. Kenji and Ichitaka dont care, of course: even if they got a power-up from the Bronze Bell, that still wont make us give in! Things wont be going their way while were around to fight!
Himika scoffs at our sass: we are nothing more than cosmic trash, and we know not our place! Indeed, having gained the power of the Great Bronze Bell, Amaso proclaims themselves to be invincible; Mimashi and Ikima are more than willing to get rid of us themselves, even if it costs them their lives, saving Himika the trouble of having to deal with us. CRY IN TERROR!
Jeffrey and Lulu ignore them, tagging the Great Bronze Bell as our primary target that antique has to go. Here we come, Himika! Your gangs gonna be smoke by the time were done! Kenji yells.
Kill everything, dont lose any ship or Jeeg units.
Now this is far less of a hassle than the Godannar finale, in that what you see is what you get. Theres a big mob of Haniwas up ahead, with Himikas three goons right in the middle. In other words, its the exact fight you had in the previous mission.
Theres more to it, of course, but this first part of our offensive has no surprises. Only thing Id suggest is that, like on the other path, you try your best to conserve especially your SP youve two ships and several units with command auras, so you should manage to only pop spirits for the bosses. Oh, and there are some bigger meteors around the area thatll give +20% to evasion and defense, so keep an eye out for them.
The plotll kick in once all enemies are down, so lets fast fooorwaaard!
And I dont know if I never took this attack on someone vulnerable to debuffs, but it was only NOW that I realized it turns the range of all your attacks to shit. Might wanna prioritize these.
And heres Classic Jeegs Mach Drills, complete with Micchi showing that shes nowhere as hotblooded as Tsubaki when shooting parts.
: How could I let myself be defeated here...! Your Majesty, I leave everything in your hands!!
: That was Mimashi, right ? I probably wouldnt be here if he hadnt attacked Misaki back then
: I guess thats one thing Im grateful to him
: Gwargh! You kicked me?! Not even Her Majesty kicks me! YOUR MAJESTYYYYYY!!
: What a weirdo but he was still pretty strong.
: Heheheh! HAHAHAHA! Sacrificing myself is nothing if itll benefit Her Majesty!
: Ill be awaiting your arrival in the underworld, HUMAAAANSS!
: So loyal until the end he sure was worthy of being one of her three generals.
: Well, he wont be away from her long. Himikall be following real soon!
Once everythings dead
: Hmhmhm AHAHAHAHA!
: The hell are ya laughing at, Himika?!
: Im simply amused at how quickly Ikima and the others perished! Ahahahaha!
: And thats funny to you?! They were your allies !
: Youre telling me your kind really doesnt know love, companionship or anything?!
: No matter, Ill give you ample display of my might. Rise, evil spirits! I command you to gather and take up form before me!
: Whats she doing?! Somethings off I can feel it!
: What was that?!
: That wasnt just malice those were ghosts!
: A mass of pure evil is it pouring through from Hell itself ?!
: Anyone have a magic sword to cut these down? Because I think well need one !
: HAHAHAHA! Can you still prattle about love in a universe that produced so much enduring hatred? Hell is awash with these souls!
: Why dont you take a closer look? You might even spot some familiar faces in there! Hahahahaha !
: The hell?!
: I can feel it hatred from all around the universe is massing inside him!
: So its an amalgamation of evil spirits ?
: Hahahaha! Every last one of youll die here!
: The Susano-os grows as it devours grieving, hateful spirits, and your planet is a treasure trove of those! Its strength shall be limitless!
: That guys scary...!
: Seriously, even Im getting chills down my spine !
: Hrm !
: Dont let em push you around, people!
: ! Kenji !
: Even if we gotta tangle with all the evil and bad juju in the universe, so what?! Well fight back with enough positive vibes to kick its ass! Thats how well keep Earth safe!
: Hes right. Well be going nowhere fast by feeling blue.
: Muster your resolve once more, troops. Weve an exorcism to see to!
: I said it once, and Ill say it again: bring it! Your evil aint breaking my spirit!
Break Morale Limit
Support Attack L2
Attack Combo L2
10% HP Regen
30% EN Regen
The Susano-o is the strongest enemy weve had to deal with by a mile: its got massive stats everywhere, good skills, armor, accuracy, 100k HP, power, etc, etc.
Its also jampacked with stuff you need to be wary of: first and foremost, it, like the Super Mimetic Beast, has a MAPW that hits in a 6x6 area around it (thankfully it takes 130 morale, and its unlikely to get there); its weakest attack (3-8 range) drains SP and second strongest (2-6 range) decreases your attack power. So, attacking it at point blank is best if your guy cant dodge.
The big Prevail, HP Regen and MAPW (with a +30 accuracy modifier) means you really wanna try to beat it in one round, and your guys are certainly capable of doing that just make sure everyones in range to use their best tricks. Do that, make sure everyones protected, and youll be fine.
: Surely thats not all youre capable of! Your struggles wont amount to anything if attacks like that are your best!
: Hate to say it, but that things strong !
: Its pretty much a being of pure, inexhaustible energy, so conventional weapons wont help !
: Ill find us a way!
: Find us Whatre you up to?!
: Its being fed energy from the Great Bronze Bell! If we can cut that stream, then !
*Tsubaki flies towards the Great Bronze Bell!*
: Tsubaki, thats crazy! Whatre you doing, Kyo?!
: Dont worry, Kenji Whatever may happen, Ill keep her safe.
: It might really be crazy but its something only I can do!
: Kenji Ive already died once at Aso. My life span is also reaching its end thats why I entrusted the Bronze Bells to you and Hiroshi.
: ! Are you ?!
: Get ready, Himika! Im going to tear your secret weapon, that lump of evil, to pieces!
: The audacity There is nothing a child like you can do!
: Takeru may have eluded death before, but Hell now beckons the two of you!!
: Kyo... Tsubaki...
: You son of a bitch...! AAAAAAAAAAARGH!!
: Kenji, stop! Calm down!
: Theyll pay! THEYRE ALL GONNA PAY!!
: Get away from it, Kenji!
: SHUT UUUP!!
: HAAHAHAHA! Ultimately, humans are nothing but fools! For all your proclamations about justice, you are quick to lose yourselves to anger and hatred!
: Thats bull! Being considerate to one another, doing whats right thats what it means to be human!
: Ill concede that your emotions are powerful, indeed. However, it is when those are transformed into hatred that their full power is manifested!
: Kenji !
: Do you understand now? Hatred is the mightiest force in the universe! Hahahahah!
: Theres no way hatreds the strongest! Absolutely not! Humans are much better than that!
: Nonsense. It was precisely by the idiocy of humans that my warrior has taken form! Behold the depths of their sins, and know them to be true!
: Go, Jeeg! Consign your very being to boundless hatred and be reborn as a demon!
: Kenjis temperature, blood pressure and heartrate are increasing rapidly! Hes !
: Dont let anger lead you on, Kenji! Control yourself!
: Urgh ! Kenji !
: Are you alright, Hiroshi?!
: Kenji, you gotta pull yourself together!
: He can barely remember his own name, Id wager! Such is a human: no more than a dimwitted animal!
: Do you see it now? At your core, there is no difference between your kind and ours!
: What do we do ?! Only Kenji and Tsubaki could seal away the Great Bronze Bell !
: If Kenji wont stop, then theres only one option left for us!
: Well have to fight Jeeg!
: Youre telling us to beat him?!
: I cant do it! Thats still Kenji!
: I want you to trust me here! If anything, we need to first pummel him into submission!
: Back when Id hit rock bottom, everyone helped pull me back up!
: So now Ill be there to help pull you off that vortex of hatred, Kenji!
: Kenji, please! Wake up!
: This is the worst possible moment for you to let those evil spirits get the better of you!
: Hahahah! You waste your breath! If you care for your friend so, why not put him out of his misery and end his life?
: We wont play your games, Himika! We will bring Kenji back to normal !
: Everyone attack! If we can immobilize him, then maybe !
: Guess we cant afford to hesitate ! All troops, move to engage Jeeg!
This route gets in on that action, too, though Kenji actually has way more HP than Goh 8000 is a pretty big leeway, though, and his armors not that high. This is where you start spending that SP youve been hoarding, as Kenjis got a lot of Prevail, hits hard and is quite dodgy if youre not packing some spirits.
Dont go too crazy, though, because well still need a healthy amount of EN and SP for after hes weakened!
: I know all about how humans hold both good and evil in their hearts!
: So show us that you can beat that hate into submission, Kenji! Dont let your bad side take over for good!
: Even if weve to tangle with all the evil in the universe, well fight back with our positive vibes and keep Earth safe! Those were your words, Kenji!
: So how can you just let yourself be consumed by those negative emotions?! I know youre man enough to soldier through that! Get to it!
: Gwuurgh !
: Curse you, Himika She turned Kenjis feelings against him !
: But theres still a little perv somewhere in there, so maybe we could work that angle? He might surprise us and get back to normal!
: I wouldnt be completely against that if it looked like itd actually work
: Uooooh ! UUAAAAAAAA!
: We really gotta fight Jeeg Holding back against him would only get us dead!
: I know, I know! Well have to fight seriously but only so we can save him!
: Damn, what kind of creepy flame is that?! Its so different from ours and Proists Is that also cause of his hatred ?!
: Whatre you doing, letting some evil spirits put a leash on you, Kenji?! I know youre not a wimp like that!
: Ichitaka, we should just trust in Hiroshi for now! I know well find a way around this if we do!
: Uurgh Do I really have to fight him ?!
: Dont let those spirits control you, Kenji! You are still alive, and that life is your own!
: Kenji, I know how much you cared for Tsubaki and Kyo!
: But think of how sad theyd be to see those feelings turn you into Himikas puppet!
: Grrgh ! Uoooooh !
*Kenji twitches about.*
: How ?! Hes on his last legs, but hes not stopping !
: Kenji Is there really no way to save you ?!
: Hmhm HAHAHA! Oh, how do I enjoy the sight of you killing one another! Please, do finish him off!
: Im so sorry for worrying you guys!
: Captain, weve visual on both the Big Shooter and Baruba!
: Theyre alive !
: Kenji, Im here and Im safe! Baruba saved us!
: Were all safe ! So go back to being the Kenji I know!
: Tsuba ki
: Wake up from your nightmare, Kenji!
: Please, come back! KENJIIII!!
: Tsubaki I heard your heart loud and clear! Same goes for all you guys Tsubaki relayed all your feelings to me!
: Hahah Hes himself again.
: Youre gonna have to work hard to pay us back for that, Kenji.
: Im really, really sorry! And I will repay ya with interest, even!
: Are you good to go, Kenji?
: Yeah, absolutely!
: Youll still continue with this exercise in futility?! Surely youve grasped the gulf between our powers!
: I didnt, and I wont! Lets do this, Tsubaki!
: OK! Jeeg Parts Shoot!
: Build UUUUUUP!!
: Steel! JEEEEEEEG!!
: Hahahaha! However many times you rise to oppose me, nothing will change! The negative emotions under my control will swallow you whole!
*The Big Shooter moves into Kenjis team.*
: Kenji, Ive to get there too! Well fight together!
: Alright! Well show them how strong our spirits are!
And now were in the home stretch: wait a turn to recover your moves and throw everything youve left at Susano-o to kill him in one round!
Before we cue the music, heres his two best attacks:
: Anger, hatred, evil You actually think some piece of crap made outta that can take us down?!
: Eat this, monster: the power of a positive middle-schooler!
: If youre taking strength from all hatred in the universe, then well take ours from the trust we feel in each other!
: And the Voltes will not be beaten while those feelings hold steady!
And now we go!
Stormbringer is 100% uncut hotblood and you should listen to it!
: You might have all the hatred in the universe inside you, but were not letting that break us!
: There isnt anything we cant wreck by bringing our hearts together!
: I feel them Ikima, Mimashi and Amaso are inside this monster!
: Were overflowing with power ! Power with which to fight in Her Majestys name!
: And with it, nothing can stop us! Even Jeegs just another worm!
: Hiroshi Shiba! This is where your life comes to an end!
: Hmph Ill admit that youre persistent, if nothing else. Come on, then! Ill send you to where you belong!
Well see the Jeeg Panzeroid later, when I can kill with it I was too scared of its EN cost to use it on a mook!
: Gotta fight a vengeful ghost, huh? Well, the theater taught me exactly how to deal with these!
: Monsters in the wings - Your approach will end in tears - Just as fallen leaves - Crumble to motes of dust - So too will you disappear!
: Ichitaka, that monsters what the Jama Kingdom used the Great Bronze Bell for! Its pretty much the ace up their sleeve!
: Meaning, if we kick its ass, theyll have zip left!
: I cant let this blob of bad juju, or whatever it is, scare me..! My big sis left Earth and Nagisa-1 in my care!
: Himika youve taken full control of the Great Bronze Bells power ?!
: But we know of a power thats a lot greater than that!
: Thats right, Tsubaki! And thats how we can stand up to this overwhelming evil without any hesitation!
: Ive no idea how much hate you got inside, but it doesnt matter cause all of its about to go up in smoke!
: Its useless! The malice within humans is endless The more you struggle, the more negative emotions youll birth! Youd best accept this fact!
: Pfft, you aint scaring me with that! We got the Priestess of the Bronze Bells on our side! So your Ghost of Baddies Past here is about to get a one-stop ticket back to Hell!
: Oh, YEAH! We got im! Howdya like them apples, Himika?!
: Hrrrmm! This isnt over yet! IT IS NOT OVER!!
: What is she doing ?!
: Susano-o! Feast upon the malice that pervades this world! Take in all that evil will!
: How the Is that thing immortal?!
: The Susano-o is an embodiment of malice and hatred! So long as those exist within the hearts of men, it will endure!
: You mightve gathered up all those emotions, but your plansll still fall through!
: Idiocy! Whatever ideas you lot might have, hatred shall always be the mightiest force of all!
: Youre wrong! It is our heart, the love we feel for one another, thats made humans who they are! Itll never be beaten by malice!
: And now youll see the power of that human heart! Lets go, Kenji!
: Th-That was!
: He looked like a proper God of Steel! The Steel God Jeeg!
: W-Wooooow !
: How did you muster such power, brat ?!
: Because Im not alone I surrounded by people I love, and who love me! Lets get in there, Tsubaki!
: Good luck, Kenji, Tsubaki
: Not once did I expect you to make it so far! But now my patience has run out! DIE!!
: Kenji, do you hear me?! Pool yours and Tsubakis strength together again!
: Kyo? Okay !
: Wh-What the ?! This sword just showed up outta thin air !
: It is Sakahoko, the blade of the soul! Only an heir to a Bronze Bell may have it!
: Blade of the soul?!
: Kenji, Tsubaki! Let your heart unleash its power and seal away both Himika and the Great Bronze Bell!
: You wouldnt dare! If you do so while inside the Great Bronze Bell, you shall be sealed away yourselves!
: Ahahaha! This is it, Himika! Thats game over for you!
: What ?!
: I aint got a problem with getting sealed away! What about you, Tsubaki?
: Same! I came here ready to carry out my duty!
: Your words ring hollow! Could you truly sacrifice yourselves so readily?!
: Hell, yeah, we can! Grab my hand, Tsubaki! Well show her what our hearts are all about!
: Okay! Lets unleash Sakahokos power!
: Wh-Why ?! How can you give up on your own lives ?!
: Because therere a whole lot more emotions in a human heart than just anger and hatred!
: Theres also so much kindness, friendship and love! Those are always there, even when theyve no reason to be!
: Hrk ! Its inconceivable that anger and hatred would be bested by such nonsense !
: The hell do we care about what you think?! Time to end this, Tsubaki!
: Well see each other again, right, Kenji?
: Yeah! Absolutely!
: Oh, lost soul! Sleep here forever!
: This cannot be happening! I cannot be defeated by something as feeble as the heart! GRWAAAAAAAAAARGH!!
*Back outside *
: Kenji! Tsubaki!
: They !
: Did they do it ?!
: The Great Bronze Bells signal has completely vanished! Its been sealed away successfully!
: What about Kenji and Tsubaki?! I dont see them on my sensors!
: Theres no sign of them.
: No ! Kenji, Tsubaki, Kyo !
: Are they... not coming back?
: What ?!
: Weve a ping on radar! Its the Raikouba!
: Kenji! Tsubaki! Youre safe!
: Yup! Made it by the skin of our teeth!
: Welcome back, all of you. And very well done!
: The threat of the Jama Kingdom is now finally over. Lets head home to Earth!
: Sure thing! But you mind giving us a minute before that?
: A minute?
: I just wanna take a look at the stars with Tsubaki before we head back. That cool with you?
: Go for it, Ill tell the captains. This peaceful night sky is only here because youve made it real.
: We made this night sky real, huh ?
: Through our hearts and all that we feel for our friends and one another
: What say you? Wanna fly around a bit?
: Sure and do you think we could take our time heading back ?
: Yeah, thatd be just fine.