Part 85: Mission 35 - The Eternal Soldier - Part 2Welcome back, folks, and its time to wrap up this long mission. FYI, before we start, I managed to get the BGMs from the previous update on tindeck:
Original Dancouga (Moon WILL)
Break Morale Limit
Support Attack L3
Attack Combo L3
10% HP Regen
30% EN Regen
Pretty much the same as Big Gold, Moon WILL is just as good as her, only bulkier and with a more melee focus. Good news is that his strongest attack is only point-blank range, so that makes things simpler. On the flip side, his
Big Golds death has made all Dilos Thetas vanish, so therere only his Regulus Alphas around running interference. Keep an eye on Moon WILLs range and let him close in before you swarm. If youre running low of EN, feel free to spend a turn parking your guys inside a ship and giving them a lift closer.
Provided your troops arent COMPLETELY spent, youre pretty much on the home stretch now. Do try to keep your guys protected because, like Big Gold, Moon WILL can hurt when his Prevail gets going, and losing your guys at the home stretch would be disgraceful.
So insert here me slapping three Regulus Alphas silly, and off we go!
: Humans managed to overcome even the Insania Virus and continue to multiply Like a SWAAAaarm of locusts infesting Earth!
: All everyones been doing is fighting for their lives, and were sure as hell not letting you put an end to all that!
: I take it your home universe has seen its fair share of interstellar conflicts.
: Such is where all organics are inevitably drawn to! It is that which I dread: WAAAAR! A war that encompasses the GAAaalaxyyy!
: But we were still able to make peace with the Boazans and befriend the Zentradi!
: If you figure youre justified because of what youve experienced, then that goes both ways! And so well end you and make our peace a reality!
Quick showcase of Moon Wakamotos tricks.
: You struck down the Chairman of the PLANTs, he who was once an ally, over something as paltry as a difference of opinions! I saw it all UNFOOoold!
: Its this INNnncapatiyyy to maintain lasting cooperation thats your biggest FLAAaaw. It is proof of your folly!
: Maybe, but we also have enough intelligence to try and avoid conflict. Were nowhere as stupid as you take us for!
: Come on, Moon WILL. I, Tetsuya Tsurugi, will enlighten you on the depths of humans!
: NONE OF THIS NEEDED TO HAPPEN! You organics only had to know your place!
: But even in this universe, youre already SPREEAaading across the galaxyyy It is only a matter of time before war BEGIIiiinnss!!
: And thats all the reason you need to kill every single living thing?!
: Well, Kouji Kabuto aint putting up with your extermination! Buckle up, cause this is gonna hurt!
And his best attack! BRRUUAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
: The OOoonnly future that awaits you lumps of water and protein is death and DESTRUCTIOOoonnn!
: AAaannnd! If that is the case, Ill eradicate you before your poison sickens the galaxy as WEEeeelll!
: You dont get to decide what our destiny is! Theres so much more to humans that just our bad side!
: All organic life is bound to turn evil such is the AAAaabsolute truth of this universe! And, thus, it falls on me to bring death DEATH TO ALL OF THEEeemmm!!
: Youre wrong! Evil, good, and more are all are born from the same thing: the soul!
: Thats what makes life so magnificent, and why Ill stand with Nagisa in Earths defense!
: Go for it, Iczer-1! Im there with you!
: Surrender and accept your death ! Do it, and all will return to nothing
: Listen here, you. Were finally seeing the light at the end of this tunnel and you think you can just crawl out the woodwork, yelling that we all gotta die because were FOOOoools? How the hell do you figure Id be OK with that?
: It is the folly of organics that beckons wars No more REEeeaasons are necessary!
: This talk about organics isnt really my forte, but I do know that Alices got an organic AI and I really dont think theres any problem with that!
: All this time shes learned and grown no different from what anyone else can do! Humans might be stupid, but that doesnt mean we stay stupid forever!
: You FOOoolish humans will never stop warring It is part of your nature! Coded into your DEEE EHNNN AAAAAY!
: You might be right to say were foolish but all of us are capable of changing for the better!
: And so long as that possibility exists, Ill never give in!
: To make that unit a vessel for ones hopes is such idiocy, I cannot even put it to words. Indeed, the ultimate fate of organic life is DESTRUCTIOooonnn!
: No one here is about to let you play judge, jury and executioner with our lives. Moon WILL Ill destroy you.
Target IDed: Original Dancouga.
: Given the chaaannnce, an impetuous being like you could well become a force of destructiooonnn And, so, it falls on me to nip it AAAT THE BUUuuud!
: Why wont you even try talking to us?! How about you stop trying to destroy us preemptively and, instead, help us rid this world of war?!
: Dont even try it, Nagisa ! This guys just like Neos: punches are the only thing they understand!
: Ill be the first to admit that I aint the sharpest tool in the shed, but even I can tell that a whole lot stinks about your logic!
: You ! You are a relative of TAAAaaakeruuuuu!
: Blast you, Eaaaarth WIIIIiiiiLL If you hadnt ignored Takeru and his kinds arrival on Earth and instead destroyed them, the flames of war wouldnt have been stoked SOOooo!!
: Ill clean all OOoorganic LIIiife! Earth must be purged, or itll mean GALACTIC RUUuiinnn!!
: So if were beaten here, itd be the same as letting the Third Impact happen Im not having it! No way!
: In the past, the people of your world awakened a surveillance unit left behind by an ancient civilization
: That civilization was the Protoculture and the fact that humanity awakened their unit is undeniable proof of its FOOoolishness! (Check Macross Zero.)
: Were not as irredeemable as youre suggesting! Even back in our world, we managed to bridge the gap between us and the Zentradi with song!
: Im sure different species can all learn to coexist in one place without killing each other!
: Even the DAAaariannn people turned to invading another in the name of their own NEEeeeds!
: Your people will do the same in due time! You are SELFISH! AAAVARIIICIOUS! My eyes see the truth!
: Yeah, they tried to invade us for a while but, after it was all said and done, we all chose to coexist! What youre doing is called cherry-picking and Im not taking it!
: So you wish to fight me, FOOoolish organiiiiic!
: No one here wishes to fight anything! But were Champions of Justice, so we cant just look the other way when someones trying to take the lives of others!
: Youve recovered from the Rabid Syndrome that is in DIIiirect opposition to NAAaatureee!
: Youve overcome that which was your due via brute strength! Youve long-since shown yourself as a destrooooyyeer of the natural order! LAAaaay down your weapons and welcome DEEEAATH! DOOOO IIIIT!
: Youre wrong! All this proves is that human ingenuity is capable of overcoming anything, not matter how difficult it is!
: And its with that strength we have that well find peace with each other!
: Warriors of God, humans, beasts the distinction matters not! Ill eradicate all organics!
: Creatures who should not exist in this world Uuunnnwanted beings That is what you Aaaare!!
: Theres no such thing as an unwanted life! If it was born, its because someone wanted it!
: Your sophistry is the mark of a FOOOoool accept it! Consider the underlying order of this universe, and you will know JUUusstice lies with the WIIIiiiLLs!
: Someone whod do away with the future of children, whod made them cry, doesnt get to say hes on the side of justice!
: I trust that my units regenerative abilities havent slipped your minds
: Argh, why is it always that?!
: So what his regen is strong! All that means is we gotta hit him harder than it can keep up with, right?!
: Alright, ready the Final Dankuuhou!
: Tannhäuser, standby!
: TAKE HIM DOWN!!
: Do you still not see that it is UUuuselessss?! Of course, your unbridled attachment to life is HAAaardly surpriiiising !
: How Hows he alive after eating all those?!
: Do you have anything, Yamashita?!
: Yeah, and its not good! We dont have enough firepower to overwhelm the Original Dancouga !
: Like hell we dont! Were gonna try again and make it work!
: Hes right! We just gotta attack in sequence, or change our approach a bit, or !
: And it will still not be enough.
: What then there really isnt anything we can do?!
: No way I refuse to accept that!
: Right. Were not taking that answer! We cant die here this isnt the end any of us want for our lives!
: There might be something we could try.
: Theyre probably right that we cannot defeat the Original Dancouga with external attacks.
: However, if we use all of the Dragons Hive energy to propel the Dancouga and strike at Moon WILL himself inside the unit !
!! But thats !
: Yes, a suicide attack is about the only way to describe it. It may well cost the pilots their lives.
: Absolutely not; that plan is crazy! Whats the point of this if we dont all make it back?!
: Then we just have to make sure we all do make it back in one piece. Were going for it.
: Aoi ?
: We dont want to die here, so we just have to make sure we survive! Its as simple as that!
: Im counting on you, Eida
: Yes, maam. I confess that Im also far from having sung my last, or enjoyed all that life has to offer
: And, Tanaka, were hoping for some hazard pay once this is done.
: Ill see what I can do. Thatll require making some additions to your contracts, of course, so I must ask that you all return safely.
: If we actually pull this off I guess Ill put in a call to my old man once this is over
: All preparations are complete. Were ready to go on your order, Aoi!
: Thats wait !
: Well set you free from this mission of yours!
: Stop! Youll die as well!!
: Dancouga Max God! FLYYYYYYYY!!
Aoi: Time to close the book on this! > F.S.!
F.S.: Were placing everything in your hands!
Aoi: Lets go wild!
F.S. Dragons Hive, discharge all stored energy!
Johnny: Hang tight! Well use the kick of the de-combination to launch the Nova Eagle!
Sakuya: Kick his ass!
Aoi: Yeah, Ill put him down! Promise! > Its OVER!!
Moon WILL: This This CANNOT BEEEEEEEEEeeeeeee!
Aoi: Transcendent Beast Combination!! > Dancouga! MAX GOD!!
: We we did it!
: Yes! Theyre all safe! No signs of Moon WILL!
: Farewell Moon WILL
: All enemy units confirmed destroyed!
: No other troops detected either!
: Victory is ours!
: Gil you helped pave the way for this future, and it is now safe
: Thank you so much, my friends
: Thank you, Nagisa! Why dont you go back to the Macross and get some rest?
: Okay. You hurry on over too, alright?
: Whew Im seriously beat after all that. I could really go for a massage right about now.
: Fret not, for I have procured several special massage chairs for all of you. Enjoy them to your hearts content, please.
: This better not be another prank, or I swear!
: O-Of course it isnt!
: Hey, whyd you take so long to answer, huh? You were up to something, werent you!
: Reiji, would you mind letting me shoot him this time?
: Be my guest.
: N-Now wait just a minute! Youd actually kill me if you did that now!
: Reap what you sow, Mr. Ishigami. Reap what you sow.
: Very well done, all of you Let us leave this fortress. Theres no telling what might happen while its systems are powering down.
: Youre right. All LOTUS ships, prepared to leave the Cthulhu For
: I will not allow it !
: I am reborn !
: Neos Gold How?! All of Big Golds terminal units disappeared when we beat her !
: Once more you underestimate me ! I am my mothers spawn, wholly incomparable to mere terminal units !
: But youre still all beat up! How do you figure you can win like that?
: I do not. But Ill make sure the lot of youll meet your end here.
: The hell are you on about? Well just walk all over you and make our way out anyway!
: Hmhmhm You dont understand, I see. Where do you think Im drawing the energy I used to revive?
: You dont mean !
: Blah, what do I care?! Ill just take you down again!
: Iczer-3, stop! We cant destroy her here!
: Huh ?! Whatd you mean?!
*Beep, beep, beep!*
: These readings are ! Its the energy of the Moon itself! Thats whats reviving Neos Gold!
: Her tentacles are reaching all the way to the core of the Moon ?!
: Does that mean !
: If we destroy her, we destroy the Moon as well and with how close the Earth is !
: Oh, no !
: Hohohoho . What a shame, no? Kill me and you kill yourselves, Dont kill me, and youll die regardless. Well all perish together with this fortress, Iczers!
: Gaah, of all the dirty tricks !
: Isnt there anything we can do, Iczer-1?!
: Theres only one thing I can think of. Iczer-3, Ill need you help!
: What do you got?!
: The only way for us to safely destroy Neos is to separate her from the Moon and sever her connection. Well have to pool of strength together to do that!
: Okay, sis!
: Good luck, Iczer-1, Iczer-3 !
: Hohohoho youre wasting your time!
: Damn it ! And we cant even attack her right!
: Whats the matter, Iczers? Werent you going to separate me from the moon?
: Hrk ! Were not strong enough !
: This is my fault .! You spent too much of your energy saving me !
: Dont blame yourself, Atross ! We just gotta work hard enough !
: Stay strong, Iczer-1 !
: Iczer-3 !
: Ahahahahahaha ! DIIIEEE!!
: Shes gonna bug us again now?!
: Hold on, she just attacked Neos! Thats not right for someone looking to make a mess of things, no?
: Curse you, Iczer-2! Youll also defy me, Big Golds spawn?!
: My mother is dead. And Ive grown tired of your foul tactics!
: Iczer-2 youd lend us your help?
*Iczer-2 turns friendly!*
: I could not prevail against you, my sister or against the powers of Nagisa and the humans
: Then Ill unearth, with my own two eyes, the truth of this strength that comes from the bonds between people !
: Call me impudent if you wish, but Id like to come with you, my sister !
: Hmph Looks like she reached the same answer I did.
: Thank you, Iczer-2 !
: With all our strength united, we should be able to bring Neos away from the Moon ! Come! Well attack in tandem!
Iczer-1: Well combine all our might and separate Neos from the Moon!
Iczer-3: Ookay, sis!
Iczer-2: Ill lead the attack!
Iczer3: Whah?! Hey, hold up!
Iczer-1: We must go as well, Iczer-3!
Iczer-3: Aah, not you too, sis!
Iczer-2: Come, Neos Gold!
Iczer-3: There she goes again Sis?! > Dont leave me back here, siiiis!
Iczer-2: Heres the first blow!
Iczer-1: Follow it up, Iczer-3!
Iczer-3: Neos well destroy you once and for all! Taaaaah!
Iczer-1: Focus your minds, you two!
Iczer-3: This is it! ICZER BOOOOOOOOMB!
Neos Gold: Damn you all to Hell, IIICZEEEEERS!!
: Now! All units, retreat!
: Captain, weve successfully evacuated from the Cthulhu Fortress!
: Hm Now it is truly over.
: People of Earth
: Who are you ?
: I am Sister Gray, the one who left the Cthulhu with Iczer-1.
: I see
: Gray, our battle with Big Gold is finally over. But
: I know, Iczer-1. You still have other battles to fight, yes?
: Yes This beautiful planet is still under threat by other invaders.
: I thought youd say that. Ill look after the Cthulhu civilians still asleep within the fortress, so you are free to go.
: I just ask that you all return safely including your sisters, Atross and Iczer-2.
: ! Ms. Gray !
: Sister Gray I am not an android the Cthulhu wished to be born
: But if you were born of Big Gold, that means you are also one of Sir Violets daughters. In other words, you are one of us.
: Furthermore, werent you, yourself, who said you were Iczer-1s younger sister?
: Hey, Gray! I worked really hard over here!
: Yes, I saw it all. Youve grown into a fine warrior, Iczer-3.
: Sister Gray, is it truly fine for us to ask of you to deal with the fortress?
: Of course. We dont want to cause any more troubles to the people of Earth. Allow me to help with at least this, please.
: Weve an incoming call from the Shangri-La.
: Shangri-La ? Does that mean Centrals up to something ?
At the Flags bridge, Katou sends us a video feed that our folks quickly recognize as their hometown, Misaki. The local populace is staring up into the sky and theyre looking mighty worried understandable, as Katou orders the camera turned up.
The entire sky is red, and it is no sunset. This aurora-like phenomenon is happening across the globe, and it was all but surely caused by the appearance of a large space-time anomaly in satellite orbit.
Now, Isabelle Cronkite is currently relaying news of our exploits to give the people some hope and, thanks to that, panic is being kept at a minimum. That wont last forever, Heine and Daiya know, so we better do something about this and quick.
Misato remembers that Katou told us his plan was to leave Centrals invading forces stranded between the dimensions, and it clearly looks like its time to put that into practice. What do we do?
In essence, he wants Kouichi, now that hes awakened the Linebarrel, to use the Executor to rend both the Hub Dynamo and the interdimensional corridor its creating, trapping Centrals forces in the space between their dimension and ours. This operation will go by the name of Termino Clementia.