Part 178: Mission 49 - Unfurl the Sails of Courage on the Sea of Battle - Part 1
Mission 49 - Unfurl the Sails of Courage on the Sea of Battle
It's Akito who's been raking the base with gunfire, his version of paying our people back for their help.
Despite the fact that there are still people inside, this groups first priority was to get Tessa out such as to not waste Kanames help.
The Re-Home is nearby and Clouseau swings over in his carrier to drop off Tessa.
Mao at least promises Tessa that they will not stop until they make good on their promise to rescue Kaname, as well; Leo relates that hes already called the rest of our troops over we need only to wait a bit more.
This is made harder when a ship launches from Ganymede: its Abel, riding on Pia Decem Pit and looking for some payback for our interference.
Liam is aghast at the size of the ship but Kisato detects another equally big ship headed this way!
The J-Ark takes to the skies once more and, for this, J thanks the woman.
Renée has about had it with J calling her woman and properly introduces herself; J recognizes the Shishioh name and realizes that shes related to him.
Abel accuses Soldato J-002 of being defective for opposing him, the leader of the Red Planet.
J claims that it is Abel who is defective, no longer the leader of the Red Planet but one of the 11 Sol Lords - it is Js duty, as a warrior of the Red Planet, to put an end to his ambition!
Abel tells J that, once hes defeated, he'll do to him what he's done to Arma; J asks where he is but Abel says we have more pressing concerns to worry about.
: And Gais piloting it?!
: Then, that units a copy created by the Sol Lords?!
: But ! I only feel destructive intent coming from that Gaofighgar!
: DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
: With Palparepas chemical bolts, the Hero of the Blue Planet is now our loyal subject.
: Now, his power will destroy all those who would get in our way!
: Is this how they controlled Mamorus Replijin?!
: Gai! Wake up, Gai!!
*Gai starts attacking.*
: Its no use ! Gai is now destruction incarnate!
: What do we do?! If this keeps going, well
: Then, we have no choice but to fight !
: But !
: Js right Theres no other option!
: Prof. Shishioh
: Do it, men ! Gai Gai is
: Wake up, Gai! This isnt like you!
: Think of a way to help him! But well die if we go easy on him!
: Gai ! Do we have no choice but to defeat you?!
At least everyone starts with a decent morale boost, so we can already use our best tricks.
One thing must be noted about this fight, though:
This particular secret is quite easy defeat Gaofighgar in less than 5 turns.
Even if you dont waste your SP (though, you CAN, as youll recover it all soon), you can do this by turn 2 if your folks are upgraded (J-Ark takes upgrades after Gaofighgar, so hes already quite boosted).
I dont need to rush this, mind, so lets take it one step at a time.
: Snap out of it, Gai! Your courage saved us all! Is it dead for good?!
By the by, Gais only Skills are Multicombo L2 and Prevail L8.
Which means he wont last long against our fine folk.
: GaoFighGar is now a herald of destruction. We may not even be able to stop it.
: But he is still one of us. We must do everything in our power...
You gotta put more oomph into it, Sousuke!
How about you?
: Gai! I learned what courage is by watching you fight!
: So I'll do whatever it takes to save you! Wake up, Gai!
Blah but I guess Gais Prevail is already acting up.
Akito is, by far, the least upgraded unit here but he can still pull his weight.
: Gai... remember. Remember that you're a Hero...
Also, Renée will be hitching a ride with J from now on thus, he gained a new spirit command list to use!
: How could you fall under control of the enemy, Gai?!
: It's useless, woman. Even if Gai can hear us, he can't stop himself.
: What do you mean?
: Gai's consciousness still remains, but his body is under the Sol Lords' control.
: So he has to watch his friends suffer at his own hands?!
: There is only one thing we can do for Gai now. Defeat him, and shorten his suffering as much as we can!
King J-Der is as powerful as ever.
Gai tries to chain into Sousuke, Orgun and Akito but only gets a shotgun blast to the face.
Good night, sweet prince
: Its no use! Destroying Gaofighgar isnt enough to stop Gai!
: Then, our only option is to pry Gai out of Gaofighgar!
: Hurry, D-Boy! When youve rescued Gai, well pull out of this sector!
: Im getting energy readings from this Gaofighgar that are, in some ways, larger than the originals.
: If that thing explodes, everything nearby will take severe damage.
: Hold on, Gai! I owe you for saving Miyuki!
: So, I promise Ill save you, no matter what!
: That wont happen.
: The Chemical Bolts have been completely implanted into Evoluder Gai
: No matter how strong is this mans will, his physical body has no means of escaping our control.
: Chemical Bolts ! So, thats how theyve been controlling him?!
: However, as a fellow user of the power of the Trinary Solar System, I cannot bear to see the Apostle of Destruction suffering
: Perish, Apostle of Destruction! And help our cause!
: Is he trying to destroy everything in this area by blowing up Gaofighgar?!
: Thats ! If that happens, he also wouldnt be safe!
: Not good! All units, pull back!!
: Where are you going, Professor?! Thats crazy!
: Gai is my son! I wont let him die in front of my eyes!
*Leo charges at Gai.*
: Dont interfere !
*Leos shuttle crashes into Jupiter and vanishes.*
: Sol Lords! YOU BASTARDS!!
: Disappear, demons!
: Am I dead ? My courage is gone; Im an apostle of destruction
: Gai your life was protected by your father.
: Mom mom ?!
: Your fathers voice has awakened me inside The Power and I was able to protect you
: Mom your soul continued to live within the power
: Thank you, Gai you became an astronaut to come look for me
: Gai we are so proud to have you as our son.
: Dad because of me, you
: Do not blame yourself. Its only natural for a father to protect his son.
: Besides, now I can be with your mother again.
: But, Gai Theres not much time left
: Right now, The Powers infinite energy is being fed to the Pas-Q Machine.
: They want to use The Power to restore the Trinary Solar System ?!
: Thats right, Gai. You must fight to protect all life in the Solar System.
: Because, youre
: Stop, dad. I hurt my friends and I could not protect my father I cant do it.
: I could not protect Mamoru Ive lost everything the meaning of my fight, my oath sworn through courage
: You havent lost anything.
: Gai you are not alone.
: Gai, we still believe in you...
: But, Cain, the one who gave me life and strength is our enemy
: Have faith.
: Back when the Trinary System was mechanized, the G-Stone was created as its last source of life.
: Youre the man that gives me the hope to keep living Gai.
: I was born to protect life.
: My life was meant to fight those who would steal it.
: I exist to be your support!
: So, fight to find the true courage!
: True courage
: Lets fight together to find the truth!
: Galeon will surely answer you too, Gai.
: Galeon... Galeon is alive?!
: That which can stop the power of regeneration is the power of destruction.
: Destruction is the hope for a new start from a new zero. Its the challenge that infinite possibility brings.
: Lets go, Mamoru! By our newly sworn oath!
: Gai! Let's make a miracle happen!
: Everyone ok?!
: Somehow. We were saved by the Generating Armors full output
: Did Palparepa also disappear ?
: Theres no way anyone couldve survived that explosion
: What ?
: Palparepa ! How is he alive after that?!
: Naturally. Our regenerative power cannot be stopped.
: Thats the regenerative power of the Pas-Q Machine?!
: If I defeat you, Soldato J and the remaining obstacles, everything will be over.
: Were all damaged is there nothing we can do ?!
: Wait somethings coming out of Jupiter.
: Is that Galeon?!
: I thought the Sol Lords had destroyed him!
: Guys, Galeon and I are safe!
: Mamoru! Is that really you?!
: Yes! Mikoto is safe, too!
: Then, Galeon is
: Gai! I knew it, youre alive!
: Dont worry, D-Boy! I will live on
: Like you, I will not be defeated before Ive carried out my mission!!
: 11 Sol Lords! It seems your natural enemy has resurrected!
: Warm I can feel his warmth, in my body and soul !
: He was able to free himself from the hold of the Chemical Bolts? Inconceivable!
: The oath sworn through courage surpasses the limits of the body!
: Thank you, Mamoru, Mikoto Im Ok!
: Impossible ! We destroyed Galeon!
: And Latio, too! How are you alive?!
: Galeon and I have been kept prisoners of the Scribes of Knowledge all along
: We were kept as insurance, as a way to oppose you should it be necessary
: We were hidden inside the last legacy of the Green Planet: the G-Crystal!
: But, we confirmed that you had been eliminated
: No they were Replijins ! Theyve recorded even the Pas-Q Machine?!
: We got away from the Scribes of Knowledge with the help of one of them
: All so I could tell Gai the truth!
: Palparepa! My reborn courage will destroy you!!
: This power ?!
: Thats right! Its the Genesic Aura that you fear!
: Our driving force your G-Stone surpassed our Loud G-Stone
: Not only that its losing power by being exposed to the G-Crystals Genesic Aura!
: And, by being inside the G-Crystal, Galeon has awakened his true power! My courage was answered!
: True power ?
: At the time of the mechanization of the Trinary Solar System, Cain, the ruler of the Green Planet, bequeathed unto his last hope, his legacy.
: Thats Galeon !
: Once the mechanization ended, the Trinary Solar Systems regeneration program would activate.
: And Galeon was the anti-program made to counter the Sol Lords should they go berserk!
: Galeon protected Mamoru when they came to Earth and fought the Zondar, but his real mission was to destroy the Sol Lords !
: Thats why you feared Galeon and his controller, Mamoru!
: Silence, God of Destruction! Feel my full power!!
*Palparepa starts blasting Gaigar.
: Urk !
: That which can stop the power of regeneration is the power of destruction.
: Professor Shishioh !
: This is THE POWER ?!
: Destruction is the hope for a new start from a new zero its the challenge that infinite possibility brings.
: Come, pour your wishes into the fragments of the G-Crystal.
: Gai... we'll send you The Power just this once...
: Gai, wield this infinite power... to restore hope to the future.
: Gai, Mikoto... Latio... have courage!
: Please Gai! Save Mamoru save everyone!
: GENESIC DRIVE!
: Protect Gao! Spiral Gao! Broken Gao! Straight Gao and, also, Gadget Gao!
: These are the real Genesic Machines!
: Okay! FINAL FUSION!
: This is the strongest God of Destruction. Its the ultimate shape of courage.
: Weve struggled greatly for this great inheritance
: His name is The King of Braves: GENESIC GAOGAIGAR!
: Genesic Gaogaigar !
: The strongest God of Destruction!
: The power flowing through my body it is Genesic!
: As expected, the fates of the gods of creation and destruction are intertwined
: I will no longer hesitate no matter the enemy! I am an Evoluder and this is the proof of my courage !
: God of Destruction no, Demon who invites ruin! Your existence cannot be allowed!
: All units, support the new King of Braves!
: Gai! Leave the surrounding enemies to us! Focus on Palparepa!
: Got it! Mamoru, please take care of Mikoto.
: Leave it to me, Gai!
: Lets go, 11 Sol Lords! I will destroy ALL OF YOU!
Holy shit, I love this mech Genesic Gaogaigar just may be the strongest unit in the whole damn game (there is just one other that can give it competition for the title ).
If Gaofighgar was already tough to damage, Genesic Gaogaigar might be completely invincible: aside from a strengthened Protect Shade (blocks all damage below 1800 costs 10 EN), it now has the almighty Genesic Armor that reduces ALL incoming damage by 1400 at the cost of 5 EN!
Pair that with a boost to all his stats and attacks and there isnt a single thing in the game that can threaten Gai aside from, maybe, the final boss.
We dont want to kill Palparepa just yet, instead lets just have Akito nick him once.
Abel soon reenters the fray, very annoyed that not only the God of Destruction has been restored but the Database has also fooled them and left them to fend for themselves.
Regardless, their mission remains and they will not tolerate our intrusions he plans on eliminating all of us right here.
Renée wonders if theyre actually capable of doing it, because
The rest of our people have just arrived to lend a hand Clouseau has Mao and Kurz get inside quickly so they can grab their Arm Slaves.
You would do well to deploy all four Dragon Brothers right now.
Everyone is quite impressed to see Gaogaigars return as the reincarnated God of Destruction!
Kouji, for one, is damn happy to see the Hero return to his perfect form.
Abel calls us to fight, determined to put an end to our interference with their plans once and for all; Ruri quickly gives the order to assist Gai and eliminate every Sol Lord present.
If youve deployed Enryu, Hyoryu, Fuuryu and Rairyu, theyll notice that THE POWER is flowing through Genesic Gaogaigar.
This means that they can, once again, combine into Genryujin and Gouryujin for as long as they remain close to it!
The Valstork can't engage in combat, but it can serve as a safe haven for our team.
They cant stay put while Kazuma and Mihiro are still captured and Horis will show everyone just how much his special forces training is worth.
Well focus on taking out Abel first, so lets have a look at what hes using:
Mind you, Pia Decem is the real pilot of the Pia Decem Pit and hes actually pretty damn good, having surpassed Palparepa on all stats but Evasion.
Its bigger problem is, like the Arm Storer, the broken Size Modifiers the thing only has 1500 armor to compensate for what wouldve been a 2L size to mitigate it; nevertheless, that low armor is somewhat compensated by the Generating Armor.
Like the J-Ark, any incoming damage will be reduced by 1400 AND, when Pia Decems morale is above 130, it can trigger its ES Window to avoid attacks entirely.
Pia Decem only has two attacks the first sends out a swarm of kamikaze planes thatll cut the targets attack in half, so watch it.
Its more powerful, post-movement attack is a straight up Ram that offers nothing else aside from decent power.
As far as boss Skills go, Pia Decem is surprisingly lacking:
- Hit & Away
- Prevail L8
- Support Attack L3
- Multicombo L2
Conclusion: That Generating Armor will be an annoyance, especially as his Prevail kicks in hitting it with Rust Tornado (its unlikely Mike will get the morale to use Disc X unless you either boost him or let him kill a ton of mooks) would probably be a good idea since we need to use SP sparingly.
Unlike most bosses, attacking him up close is actually favorable if youre not confident that your unit can dodge the debuffing attack.
The mooks are these weird Part Cubes that have rather high HP but very low armor.
I try feeding this kill to Mike but he doesnt get a critical; as such, Golion grabs it.
You really needed to get a crit there, girl
Orgun and Blade each pick a target and start slicing.
By the by, Genesic Gaogaigars animations are AMAZING.
While its first appearance was in SRW Alpha 3 (for the PS2), W is the moment where Banpresto REALLY got things right and realized how much power this thing is packing as such, Im just gonna show every single attack!
Im moving Gai over to Abel Palparepa will be a nice fella and wait until were back.
Most Cubes need to spend time getting closer but his one is in range to shoot Akito.
Still, he can handle himself.
A bunch of cubes aim at Gai (half of them from out of range) but these three close ones are in for a world of hurt.
Mind you, only the weakened one got killed.
On Abels front, most Cubes are staying put to snipe at people (especially J) this one chooses one of the few people that can hit back
Hee, hee, hee.
Theres also this Cube that goes for Golion truthfully, I half expected them all to gun for him (what with his mook-magnet powers) so he had Iron Wall cast.
Finally, the last cube aims at the Nadesico.
Valstork cant attack on its own but it sure as hell can still support.
Abel has a bone to pick with J hopefully, defending will prevent his attack from being lowered.
: Surrender, Soldato J. You will be readjusted and assimilated into our forces.
: I am a warrior of the Red Planet! With that planet gone, my duty is to use my power for good!
: And to stop you: the twisted legacy of the Trinary System!
Palparepa tries hitting Akito but it only serves to lower his HP a bit more.
By the by, remember when I said that the Valstork could still support a few moments ago?
I guess someone at Banpresto failed to check this because Support Attack works just fine!
Murrue and Newman each grab a level, with him learning Confuse.
Akito moves closer and starts working on the northern side of Abels posse.
Gai will deal with the rest.
Moving along, Golion and Sousuke (plus Blade) each grab a kill.
Go get im, Orgun.
Aw, come on.
Fine, Mike needs the morale; after him, Volfogg gets working on one of the two Cubes closest to Abel.
Gouryujin needs some screen-time after being away for so long!
Damn it. Again?
At least the barrier part I gave him is holding nicely
Tenryujin takes that kill and Blade nearly finishes off Abels second-to-last Cube.
Well leave that one to J, then.
Nothing wrong with a bit of overkill.
Palparepas cubes as struggling to do anything most try sniping at Akito, who can dodge that stuff in his sleep.
Pia Decem takes the bait and wastes his move attacking an Alertd Valstork.
What better way to open things up than with a yelling competition?
: God of Destruction... you may have been reborn, but it's still too late to stop us!
: Our quest is entering the final step as we speak.
: I'll never give up... I'll keep fighting until the very last second! Because I...
: I am a Hero!
Behold: BORUTINGUUUU DORAIVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! vs OAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! VOOOOOOOOOOLTEKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
As expected, Mike cant use his Disc X so, lets go with plan B: separate Gouryujin and have Enryu attack (weakening Pia Decems weapons) while using a Support Request to grab Kouji!
The game thinks so, too: all brothers now have Hero L8.
Orgun nabs an assist from Tenryujin to keep the damage rolling nicely.
Golion still has plenty of SP, so he can afford to spend a Valor.
Blades attack misses due to an ES Window but at least Volfoggs support hits
Tenryujin cant use her Dance of Light and Darkness, so were stuck with her Flexible Armed Container.
Thankfully, Genryujin can support.
I was so glad when neither of them missed.
Pia Decems boosted Skill means that he can trigger ES Windows quite oftenly.
My luck holds out as Sousuke and Volfogg hits and then it promptly vanishes when the game crashed and forced me to restart the fight against Abel from scratch.
Nevertheless, I replayed my moves to the letter and nothing was missed.
Now, lets have J stick it to his old boss!
Abel is worth a Power Extender, a Support Defense +1, and a Gunfight +1.
J also levels up and maxes out Hero.
: With Pisa Sols current location, the regeneration cant keep up the pace. We must retreat.
: Youre not getting away, Abel!
*J charges at Pia Decem*
: Soldato J I wouldnt attack Pia Decem if I were you.
: You should be able to sense him. Arma is in Pia Decems core.
: Arma !
: Arma is now Pia Decems biological computer.
: So what!
: Oh my, how cruel!
: Do you wish to kill Arma, J?
: Yeah, thats right. Arma is also a warrior he wouldnt want to survive if it meant our defeat.
: J you
: We still have one last card to play! Now, let us join our G and J power!
: J I trust you!
: Generating Armor full power. All limiters released.
J strike hits with surgical precision and hes able to retrieve Kaidou!
Abel is appalled that J used the J Quath effect on his entire body, claiming it proof that he is defective after all.
Renée yells at Abel that a failed program like him can't begin to understand the courage that each one of us carries.
J tells him that the flames of the Phoenix are reborn from within!
With no choice, Abel flees to activate "that" while Palparepa holds the fort here; J assures Renée that while Abel can run away, his days are already numbered.
Thatll be all for today; come next mission, well deal with Palparepa and see what we can do about rescuing the people still left inside Ganymede Station.
You think this mission is done being awesome? Wrong, its just beginning!
See you all next time!