Part 64: Mission 25 - A God to Bring Woe and Grief to an End - Part 2: Gworgh !
: There you have it, Proist! Thats all our power for you!
: No, no, nonononoNONO! The Final Dvorak cant I CANNOT HAVE LOST!!
: Y-Your Highness!
*All four generals fly towards her.*
: All hostile signals are gone! The Darius Cores confirmed intact!
: Does that mean ?!
: That the battle with the Darius is over!
: Very good. Now we just have to send a team to recover the Core.
: Well done, Daiya. Youve grown so strong
: Dad I trained so hard to get like this. I know my dads alive, and, someday, Ill save him thats what I believed, and why I fought all this time!
: You went through a lot of hurt because of me, havent you
: That That doesnt matter. What I wanna know is why were you with Emperor Darius ?
: You are aware of all the people trying to live their lives despite the governments abuse in the Darius World, right?
: I am.
: I wanted to save their future which is why I proposed the Ark Project to the Emperor, and helped him advance it. If his people had the option of migrating to a new world, thered be no need for them to invade the surface, or for more blood to be spilled without reason.
: Dad !
: Hey, your dads a pretty stand-up guy, eh, Daiya?
: Yeah he wasnt helping with anything bad, just as I thought!
: As I thought, indeed
: Youre the one the one who tricked my father into betraying me ! Both of youll die for this!
: What the hell?! Didnt we beat her?!
: She came back with the lives of her four generals?!
: I did. After all, my loyal commanders were simply biological parts grown for such an eventuality. Higant, Banishum, Telmina, Nikita, you shall live eternally within me!
: What How can you think its OK for anyone to exist just for someone elses sake?!
: Im sorry, but are you giving me attitude? Lest you forget, I have just lost my beloved father Sorrow grips the heart of the greatest of all beings
: And Ill make you vermin pay for all of it! With my father gone, I am now the leader of the Darius! And Ill show you all the power that gives me!!
: Th-Thats Emperor Darius castle !
: It is the mightiest of Giants. A guardian of steel that only the Darian ruler may command
: Its name is King Darius XVII! Oh, wait, I guess its XVIII now!
: Come on, Earthlings! This is where it ends, and I wont stop until every single one of you have been crushed into bloody paste!
: Damn it, she just wont quit!
: But Im sure shes on her last legs! Go for it, guys!
And here it is, Proists last trick. On one hand, it is better than the Dvorak in most ways with more HP, range, defenses, power, the works. That said, it is not perfect: for one, its MAPW is only directional (3x7 line), instead of a selectable target way better for us and its two strongest moves only have +10 accuracy modifiers.
All other Darius mooks have died, so we dont have them wearing us down either. Depending on how crazy you got, you might be running out of juice, but the good thing is the King Darius doesnt regen like the Dvorak did.
That said, since most of your guys have likely moved, I suggest you spread outside her MAPW range and bite the bullet for a turn. Youll likely need most of your units to take her in one round, and you dont want Proist to blast you while running Prevail.
Thankfully, Kyo dodged it. After the first battle
: Damn, that things strong !
: Oh, King Darius you are overwhelming in your splendor. Not even the Final Dvorak could compare.
: Col. Katsuragi, we might want to consider a temporary retreat to reorganize !
: We also cant ignore the increasing damage to our forces!
: But weve no idea how long the Darius World will last without the Darius Core We must fight to the bitter end!
: Your attitude annoys me Do you fancy yourself the heroine of some light novel?
: Proist, stop! The Emperor wouldnt have wanted this!
: And who was it that turn said Emperor against me ?
: That was you, and therell be no forgiveness!
: And, actually Youre gonna go through the same pain as me, Daiya Tsuwabuki! Wait, no, youll taste a Hell a thousand times worse!
: Whatre you doing, Proist?!
: Open your eyes! Watch as your dearly-missed father and the Daiku Maryu go down in flames!!
Proist: The Daiku Maryu shall now fall to earth. > Scream for them, Daiya Tsuwabuki!!
Dick: Youre not hurting Lulu!
: Psh Im supposed to be the level-headed guy. What was I thinking with this ?
: Daiya take care of Lulus dream.
: Huh ?
: Good luck!
: No this cant be real !
: Damn A God of Death isnt supposed to die, man !
: HYAAHAHAHA! At least now theres a bit less trash in the world!
: How could you ! Well get you for this!!
Here are the rest of Proists attacks before we get going:
: How can you not be ashamed of your idiocy You are not worthy of being Empress!
: Cheeky til the end ! But the hooey that comes off a traitors rotten mouth means absolutely nothing!
: My thoughts are turned to just one thing: the future of the Darius ! The army may have lost its way, but I have never betrayed my people!
: Look at how strong that flame burns Ive no idea if even my Giant of Flame can handle that one.
: Losing your nerve, are you, surfacer?!
: Come now, dont sell me short. I couldnt live with myself if I didnt see this through!
Heres her strongest move.
: I know firsthand how much it hurts to lose your dad! And if this battle keeps going, the worlds gonna be full of people like us!
: What is your point ?
: Are you comparing the grief of garbage like you to mine?!
: I killed my own father! Even if millions of your pathetic, trifling parents got slaughtered, your suffering would still mean peanuts next to that!
: Thats where youre wrong! And if you refuse to stop, then Ill just have to make you!
And her second weakest, which is actually pretty elaborate.
Now we wrap this up.
: Its your fault that my fathers dead! Only your lives could ever start to make up for that!
: And what about all the people thatre dead because of you?! Im sure there were tons of fathers you took from their families!
: Dont you dare compare the lives of trash to his! The only life that could ever match my fathers is mine!
: ! You !
: Youve no right to say that! No one has that right!!
: Is it your turn to be killed now, maggot?
: Screw you! What Ill do is back up Daiya and my friends all the way through this!
: Because Im Puria Richardson, the top ace of the Daiku Maryu!
: Trust me with your lives, my friends! Well bring an end to the war with the Darius here and now!
: The engines in the red! Were good to go!
: You insects are getting too uppity for my tastes!
: Proist ! The red flames within us will never fall to a monster like you!
: What the hell is the point of just your group coming up to the surface?!
: All your subjects are still back in the Darius World! Didja ever think about them?!
: Whoops I only cared to pick the best of the best, but I guess youre kinda right Oh, well!
: My Operations the only thing that matters now! Just this battle! Everything else can eat it!
: You are a real monster ! I cant let you live!
: How can you still not get it?! Its wrong to think that youre better than everyone else!
: This maggots still ranting about that even after seeing my power ? Guess youre a bona fide idiot!
: Being an idiots fine with me if the other options being kill-crazy tyrant preying on the weak!
: This battles just the prelude to the end of this world. Rue your weakness and just die. And dont worry Youll have company soon!
: We still have much we need to do. Taking back our own Earth from the Katou Organization, for one!
: And until that happens, come what may, we refuse to die!
: I got a score to settle with you might as well be now. Ill give back a million times what you gave me!
: Were pulling the plug on this war today So not only are you not settling that score, well be adding to it and dunking you straight into the pits of Hell!
: A crab You got a death-wish, I see!
: Y-Youre not scaring us off !
: Everything we did was for this day!
: You might kill us, but well at least get one punch in on you!
: You truly are the spawn of nightmares but soon youll be no more !
: Proist, wait! Ive recovered the remains of your late father!
: My fathers ?
: And by his heart, I uncovered a device containing his last will and testament. This device it is a regulator for the DNA of the ancient Zelans, the ancestors of the Darius.
: The one who inherits this is Emperor Darius, and its the duty of the previous Emperor to nurture his or hers successor as a suitable vessel for it.
: At the crowning ceremony, the successors mind bonds and becomes one with the souls stored within.
: The Emperor said that he wanted to give the Zelan DNA a chance to endure.
: Let your soul join and be purified by the spirits of Emperors past, and set out to a new world That was his message for you.
: What I Im just a vessel ?
: Please, Proist, call off this battle and take up your due legacy! It is consensus among the Emperors that this war wasnt supposed to happen!
: No No NOOOOOO!
: Hrk?! The flames of her hatred destroyed the device !
: Daiya Tsuwabuki! Surfacers! Ill swear it once more Ill massacre every single creature in this world!
: Enough with your tantrum! Were not gonna let your selfishness destroy our planet!!
: Did we get her?!
: Why Why?! I was born to be Empress ! I am the greatest being of all !
: Why should I be unhappy just to bring happiness to my lessers ? I refuse to accept that world!!
: Goddamn, look at how fast its regenning!
: Theres no end to this! Whatre we gonna do?!
: There is a way. The Gaikings body, the Raikings arms, the Vulkings legs
: By uniting the strongest parts from every Giant, we may bring forth the ultimate Giant of Flames !
: They can do that?!
: Theoretically, though we had no pilot who could withstand its supreme might. That said, with the massive growth Daiyas flame has gone through
: I believe he could handle GAIKING THE GREAT!
: Gaiking the Great ?!
: Do you speak the truth, surfacer scientist? Could that Giant of Flames actually defeat this monster?!
: Yes !
: Then it is decided !
: Set your soul ablaze, Daiya! And burn Proist to cinders!
: Raiking, Part 1! GO!
: Vulking, Part 2! GO! Fly, Daiya! Everythings in your hands!
: Believe in yourself, Daiya! We do! We know youll bring forth a miracle!
: Damn straight, Daiya! You can handle this!
: Give Proist a taste of what your of what OUR hearts are all about!
: Bring it home, Daiya! Thats what a real mans gotta do!
: Weve all seen how bright your flame shines!
: Do it, Daiya! Burn stronger than ever before!
: All of their flames are joining with mine
: And with them, nothing can stop me from burning stronger and stronger!!
: Pah, and how do you figure that gigantic mish-mashll help you?! Dont make me laugh!
: I believe in my friends, and they believe in me. I realized the second we joined our powers how amazing that is!
: But you wouldnt know. All you do is flare up by yourself! And that is absolutely not going to smother our combined flames!
: Thats not true ! VICTORYLL BE MINE!
: Heres everything weve got! TAKE IT AAALL!!
: Th-These maggots
: King Darius, signal lost
: Proist Our willingness to learn from our enemies thats what separates you from us.
: Your downfall was a result of nothing but your own pride.
: Its over Its finally over. And both the surface and the Darius World are safe!
: Badass, Daiya! Everyone here saw the flame of your soul!
: Seriously that was pretty fantastic. (From across the map!)
: Dick! Youre alive!
: Dont kill me off like that, Mister. Im not one to call it quits at the moment of truth. I do have the goddess of luck on my side, after all.
: Dick thank goodness
: Talk about weird, dad Ive looked forward to this for so long, and now I dunno what to say
: I understand; words are failing me, too. Time and again I wondered what Id say when I went back to the surface and saw you and your mother again
: Dad ! W-waaaaaah!
: Im so proud of you, Daiya
: (Oh, Daiya )
: D-Damn it! Whos peeling onions round here?!
: Hes finally found his dad Ah, thats just the best.
: Yes Im so happy for him
: Come on, folks. We should give them a moment.
Later, at the Daiku Maryus bridge, Garis lets everyone know hell be personally taking the Darius Core back to the imperial capital as an envoy of peace between both worlds. Daiyas Dad will be coming with, unfortunately, telling his son that he still has work to see to: namely, carrying out the Emperors Ark Project.
See, while the Darius World isnt breaking down RIGHT NOW, its still going to do so eventually. So, Dad needs to get the ships ready, gather up the surviving Darians and send them off towards their new homeworld. Daiyas gonna be a bit lonely up top, but he understands that his father isnt one to abandon people in trouble. He does promise to come home as soon as it is done, though.
As for the Daichi and Tenku Maryus, Garis says theyll be staying up top to help LOTUS; consider it atonement for all the troubles they caused the surfacers. Darian warriors always repay their debts, though Norza wants us to know that he ISNT INTERESTED in making friends.
Daiya sighs that hes been working with us long enough that he could stand to not be so prickly. Thats about as friendly as the guy can manage, Kain laughs. Stop talking this instant, Kain! Norza yelps.
As Dick bids Norza welcome to LOTUS, Sakuya and Michel wring their fists at him for getting us all worried hed died. Everyone in this team is insane, Michel grunts. Ichitaka isnt about to give him too much crap for it, though, as he understands one tends to act without thinking when someone important to them is at risk.
Whatever the case, Duos happy the guy survived itd suck to be the only God of Death in the team. Granted, Hilde points out that having a bunch of folks with that nickname around isnt very auspicious
Whatever the case, we just closed the book on the war with the Darius and took a major step towards bringing true peace to this world. Quite the emotional sight for Misato, seeing races that spent nearly the last ten years fighting come together like this. Kenji was just a kid when it started!
Sounds to Heine that this was less of a victory for humanity, and just a victory for everyone. But what do we do now? Therere no emergencies at the moment, so Misato orders us back to JUDA. Sounds great, especially since Kenjis FAMISHED.
Cut back to Island 1, Sheryls been caught slipping out of the hospital AGAIN, but she needed to have a talk with Grace. She just has one question: why? Care to be more specific? Why did she become Rankas manager? Whys she keeping her pretty much locked up in this hospital room? Why does that girls song work on the Vajra, and not hers?
As Sheryl starts coughing again, Grace sneers at how pathetic she is. She can style herself an artiste, a singer, but at the end of the day shes merely an idol an image without substance, crafted by anothers hands.
Sheryl yells no, saying she got to the top by her own efforts, but Grace doubts it: Had I not picked you up when I did, you would have met your end as another nobody in the Macross Galaxys slums. But thats over. Sheryl Nome is dead.
Is that sad excuse for a threat supposed to intimidate her? No, shes not going to give up on her career, Grace or no Grace. Oh, what an ignorant girl she is. Did Sheryl forget how Grace had her hospitalized for a while as soon as she found her?
So? As it turns out, they weren't actually HEALING her of anything - quite the opposite. And the disease had simply been dormant until now. See, she wasnt speaking figuratively: Sheryl is literally a dead woman walking.
: Haah Kouichi, Quatre, Emi, Ichitaka, whered you all run off to ? They didnt even call to celebrate the end of the war or anything
: Im feeling so left out here Hrmm
: Huh? A-Aaah!
: Its been ages, hasnt it ? You doing alright?
: Ya-Yajima ?!
Now, since the plot stopped us before:
Gaiking The Great (Daiya Tsuwabuki)
50% Squad Bonus: Armor +200, Mobility +15, 1500 Barrier, Movement +1
Play this in honor of the new king.
Daiya has officially become death, the destroyer of games. Gaiking the Great is one of two units that compete for the title of most goddamn broken thing in the game, and the first one to arrive (quit faffing about, Yumi!). A.k.a. the reason why Daiyall likely top our ace list.
It hits like a truck made out of dynamite, any attacks against it hit with the consistency of a spitball (if they ever get through its barrier, which is unlikely outside of bosses), it has 3-7 weapon for range (which causes attack-down); its movement goes to 8 with the 50% bonus, meaning said truck now has a rocket attached to it, and it has S ranks on ALL terrains, meaning Daiyall likely dodge very well. Dont forget that this is all on top of all those Flame bonuses!
Its only flaw is that its weapons are rather EN hungry, but 300+ EN means any resupply bot will give it 30 back every turn. EN-Save further reduces the games attempt to stop Daiya from killing everything forever. As with Rom, it will not work.
Two things to keep in mind: EN spent with the Gaiking will not be restored when you combine, and Norza and Lee are NOT subpilots. Once you combine, they are effectively removed for the rest of the battle. Way I see it, since theyre both so good by themselves, I can set them aside as a duo of their own and have them play around for part of the mission before going to town.
Respect Daiya, lest he realize he could now conquer the world.