Part 79: Mission 32 - The Song That Was Played - Part 2You might not have realized it, since she didnt speak, but we actually got a new surprise addition to our forces!
Dom Trooper (Hilda Harken)
Support Attack L2
Support Defense L2
Attack Combo L2
Squad Bonus: 1000 Barrier, Armor +100, Crit rate +10
Hows that for a surprise? You get SEEDs phony Black Tri-Stars (though Mars and Herbert are attack only)! You cant really expect the world from Doms, but its decent enough (range tops at 3, so that aint great) and Hilda isnt a bad pilot at all. The squad bonus is a nice fit for a Super, too.
All in all, Hilda is purely squaddie fodder, but she could do a lot worse in that department than what she got.
Eternal (Lacus Clyne, Martin DaCosta)
Support Attack L2
Support Defense L2
Attack Combo L2
Spirit Commands - Lacus:
Spirit Commands - DaCosta:
Squad Bonus: EN +50
Rinse and repeat what I said in W and Z1: Lacus is, as always, one of the best pure support units in the game. Cheer and Bless in one unit is always good, her SEED bonus paired with DaCostas spirits means the ship isnt helpless in combat (though its not the best there, what with its crap armor) and it being around allows Kira and Athrun to use their METEOR combo attacks.
If youre deploying the SEED boys, deploying the Eternal should be something to be considered. That said, if you dont want to, you can probably make do without since they also have a combo attack of their own.
Imperial Valley (HL-1)
Break Morale Limit
Support Attack L3
Support Defense L3
Attack Combo L2
Thats a very extensive list of skills, and HL-1 does justice to all the hype with massive stats across the board its not just a random mook relying on auto-dodge to win! On the other hand, the Imperial Valley is not all that different from before; if you didnt go too crazy with your SP, you should have enough for Valors and Strikes, so HL-1 wont last long.
If youre running low, though, you might have some trouble as shell turn very dodgy and resilient once that big Prevail gets going. If anything, make sure you spread out your guys as you can to avoid free chain attacks.
As we all start closing in, on the next turn
: Seems he really is focusing on just GreAT now.
: Were not the same as before We will beat that machine this time !
: Youre losing your cool, Yuu. We cant stand up to GreAT by ourselves you know that.
: As your tactical advisor, it is my recommendation that we cooperate with LOTUS.
: We dont need their help. The two of us and the Straybird can pull through this ! Come on !
: Roger !
: That unit and its pilot have already plateaued Weve been given permission to destroy it. In that case
Letting Yuu get destroyed is a game over, mind. He has a decent amount of HP but will jump straight into the fray, so, if you tarry, evasion decay will start building up and he might find himself in trouble.
Ill pop a Confuse cast just to eliminate the chance of the RNG getting sassy while I clear up the mooks.
Lets get this out of the way right now and showcase Hildas ultimate technique: lining up!
Oh, and I just remembered that the Akatsukis swapped to its Shiranui Frame. Contrary to the Oowashi, this is very much a ranged attack form specifically, for use in space.
Lacus strongest attack.
And since were at it, Kouichi found his little Strike Valley to help showcase his new trick. Its pretty dang powerful!
Not as powerful as this, though! By the by, I did not use valor and Koujis yet to receive his Infights.
: The unit has been perfectly fine-tuned. As for my own motions no abnormalities detected.
: Come. My trial run demands your participation !
Once you damage HL-1, the plot kicks in.
: Weve confirmed damage on the enemy unit. This could be our chance.
: Yeah. Well end this right now !
*Yuu charges after HL-1*
: Hm, I see youve ever-so-slightly improved your skill and performance. That said
: What ?!
: The Imperial Valley was built based on combat data from all of you, and designed to exceed your parameters in all aspects.
: In other words, even if youve managed to somewhat rise above the projected standard, it is still not enough to challenge me.
: Gch I cant go down here! I have to save my grandfather !
: Hrk We really cannot do this on our own !
: It is the end of the road for you. Ultimately, you just couldnt prove yourself to be a new potential.
: Stop right there !
: Kch !
: Stay out of this, Ichi
: You huge idiot!
: Why do you always gotta be so stubborn?! Just shut up and listen for a second!
: When youre not strong enough to handle something, just go and ask others for help! And, in turn, when theyre having a hard time, you help them back!
: Even if people are weak by themselves, they get as strong as they need to be by helping each other!
: Yuu Im sure youve realized the limits of your strength.
: They get as strong as they need to be by helping each other
: We fought by ourselves, while you fought relying on the bonds between you and your teammates Is that what differentiates us? (Well, when fighting him means going up against Mazinkaiser, Gaiking the Great, Jeegs, etc., yes.)
: ! Watch out! Energy spike on the enemy!
: Ah, crap !
: Bro you saved me ?
*The Straybird turns friendly!*
: I was weak in both mind and body.
: So Ill try things your way this strength that comes from fighting together with others !
: Yuu !
: Come on, Ichitaka!
: Yeah! Well give her an eyeful of what we can do!
Straybird (Yuunagi Grife, HL-0 Haruno)
Support Attack L2
Support Defense L1
Attack Combo L2
Spirit Commands Yuu:
Spirit Commands Yuu:
Squad Bonus:Mobility +5, Accuracy +5, A in Air
Now thats a proper Skill list. Yuus got a lot of good stuff going for him and, his past humiliation at our hands notwithstanding, hes actually a really damn good pilot. His stats are huge, especially Range and Evasion, and Predict plus his Imaginary Road ability makes the Straybird a really hard target to hit.
Hit & Away would be nice for him as only his two weakest moves are post-movement and the Rushbird outright hits harder, but the Straybird is still a very fine unit. Having Harunos spirit set and the Air terrain bonus at least makes him a very worthwhile squaddie to deploy, though you can easily have him lead something.
Before we stomp HL-1 into mush, did you know Kiras moveset straight-up changes when youre up in space? His DRAGOON-based weapons dont even show up if youre not, so lets make use of them now.
And of course they gave him the not-Newtype flash.
Finally, the combo attack between the Nagahamas that I said I forgot to show off last mission!
: You will not amount to new potential that has already been proven. Your continuous opposition is a waste of time.
: Ill admit that my heart was weak.
: But Ive watched Ichitaka grow before my very eyes. And now !
Haruno: Shes a combat AI with the same functionalities as me
Yuu: Stay calm. Our skill and experience far exceed hers Well have her down in 40 seconds!
: You might be another sister model of Alice, but that dont mean Im cutting you any slack! Hand over the professor right now!
: I cannot accept that request. The professors brain still has much use for us It is a valuable apparatus with which new potential may be produced.
: Apparatus ! The professor isnt a thing, and well be rescuing him from your clutches no matter what it takes!
: Why ? According to our data, I shouldve been superior to them in all accounts
: Do they, perhaps, hold something that our data couldnt quantify ?
: All enemy forces destroyed and no other signals incoming!
: But that command unit sure was strong Looks like they werent pulling our legs when they said it was made based on our data.
: Still, dont you think this was a bit weird? They fought us fair and square today, unlike when they jumped us out in space
: Maybe this was some sort of experiment. Those guys upgrade their unit and pilot with unbelievable speed, after all
: In regards to the pilot, judging by what we saw today, this was likely a test run for that android.
: Do they mean to deliver her to Central, I wonder
: They can upgrade as much as they want, we still aint losing this Right, Yuu?
Trowa was too far away to attack anything, but he did have a line:
: My Logos infiltration mission is finally over. Now I am once again Trowa Barton of the Preventers.
: Youre leaving, Yuu?! But the battle just ended!
: Ive caused you and your teammates too much trouble I dont deserve to fight at your side after all that.
: Yuu, that stuff I said about helping each other? You were the one who taught me that ages ago, remember?
: I did ?
: Id just lost my parents, so I was really down back then. You probably didnt think what you said was anything special just random stuff to cheer me up
: But I only survived til now thanks to those words and the help of my friends.
: Lend us a hand, please, bro Not for my sake, but for the professor and the whole worlds !
By the bridge, Sayakas very relieved that Djibrils finally gone. Trowa apologizes for all the times he had to fight us, and he properly introduces himself to everyone. Ichitaka grumbles that Une couldve told us he was an agent and they wouldve held back against him
Of course, that couldnt happen itd mean risking exposing his actual identity to Logos. Duo remembers the old to fool your enemies, you must fool your friends thing, but he at least knows that Trowas a certified tough-nut-to-crack.
Same goes for Heero, Wufei sniffs, and Shinn finally get to meet the guy in the flesh. Heero thanks him for the assist at Heavens Base and will be accompanying us as a way to pay back that debt.
Relena herself has no qualms with this, telling Heero to carry on with his own battle. She, meanwhile, will be waiting for him back on Earth. Your Gundam is the stone upon which absolute peace will be made real so use it to bring hope to everyones hearts.
Iczer-3 asks if she wouldnt feel safer staying close by, where we could protect her? No, her eyes are now fixated on the future of Earth and that easily lets her stand strong, no matter how frightful the situation. As she leaves, Daiyas really impressed with her strong aura.
: Relenas already left, huh?
: Yes, she set off for Earth not long ago.
: The Katou Organization selected several of its top fighters to escort her, so there shouldnt be any problems.
: Youve befriended even the Katou Organization ? So this is the kind of group youve both been a part of
: Heh, yeah, I really lucked out here having folks like Kouichi and Yamashita and
: Aah, I better stop reminiscing or well be here all day the point is a ton of people here helped me out. I might still be a rookie here, but I think its a really good team.
: Hey there, Ichitakas bro! Whatre you doing here in this corner?
: We got a briefing coming up real soon, so you two need to get going! Theyll be mad if youre late!
: But Haruno and I time and again we got in your way, never thinking of anything but our own agenda
: All water under the bridge, guy.
: Huh ?
: You want to protect this world, so thats all that matters.
: You cant get too hung up on the little things, or youll end up a total wimp like Shinji here.
: Whyre you bringing me into this?!
: Shush, you. You need to learn how to shrug things off, Stupid Shinji!
: While some of us cant really say jack on this subject, the tomboys still got a point. Worrying too muchll get you bald, ya know.
: Theyre all very kind people, too.
: Theres nothing to worry about, Yuu. Just indulge in their good will, I say.
: Sorry and thank you
Back to our leaders, while Cagalli points that we cant be sure another Logos wont crop up eventually, our victory today at least closes the book on humanitys infighting for now. Itll be up to voices of reconciliation like Relena and Durandal to lead the Earth Sphere from here on out.
Still, as Reiji remembers, there are still many other threats to the world out there and we can officially add GreAT to the pile. Theyve been acting more and more overtly recently, Athrun notes.
Katou fears, from the data he received from the Hub Fountain, that it wont be long before the Dimension Peeler goes active. In other words, the day the other side invades our world isnt too far off. Thats likely the reason behind GreATs increased activity, Ozma figures, which is why Lacus and the others have decided that they can no longer stick to the shadows while pursuing them.
Now, Katou tells Misato that hell be taking off with the Shangri-La for a bit: hell stand guard over the dimensional passageway and if the space-time distortion starts acting up, hell be in position to take immediate action. Of course, hell leave Sawatari and Yulianne here to keep on helping us.
Misato agrees and asks that he let us know if anything happens. As he leaves, F.S. also relates that weve yet to ping where Moon WILLs hiding out hes at the moon, obviously, but we cant tell where. WILL often spoke with him in the past, but the guy has long since cut ties, so he cant help us there. All in all, Hiroshis very annoyed that we cant do anything despite knowing that hes camping out at the moon.
And, to top things off, Kenichi says that weve yet to locate the Frontier Fleet or the Vajra Homeworld. So what are we supposed to do now?
Emi might have something, receiving a worldwide announcement that Durandals making right now!
Not long ago, we have successfully brought an end to Lord Djibril, leader of Logos. However, that does not mean peace has returned to this world just yet. The Vajra still roam the universe, threatening the lives of every man, woman and child day in and day out. Moreover, unknown to us, other beings thatd threaten us all are lying in wait, biding their time.
Domyoji doesnt see what the guys getting at, so Durandal carries on: There is only one way for humanity to endure whats ahead: to evolve our society to a higher level! I now proclaim the start of the Destiny Plan, the final bulwark in defense of mankinds future !
Welp, I guess someones decided to stop being reasonable. Well see what his Destiny Plan entails next still (no myriad Scirocco clones manning the SDF-1, though), but before we wrap this up
All is right in the world.