Part 210: Mission 55 (New Game+) - Never-Ending Journey - Part 2Hell, yeah! As one last goodie before the end, we get Applicant on our side to fight against Critic!
The Valarm takes upgrades off Valzacard and, due to Applicants boss-level stats and skills, hes easily one of our top damage dealers right now (theres that broken size modifier screwing people over again ).
Mind you, he doesnt keep Double Movement or that Status Immunity (I dont get why he loses this last one, though).
He does come packed with BP and, this time, I do remember that I can spend them midbattle!
As you saw in the previous missions, the Valarm favors meleeing a whole lot more than ranged attacks, so well focus on that while giving a wee bit of a boost on Shooting, Defense and Accuracy.
Also, lets take a quick look at the newer enemies we have to contend with:
Critic is joined by four mass-produced Scientias, all being piloted by Deceivers; obviously, their stats are severely reduced from the original one and, thankfully, they dont have a MAP.
Mind you, they are still able to inflict their stats and even a Super will take a pummeling if it gets swarmed by these four using Sanctio Hasta in a row; finally, remember that the Deceivers have L1 on both types of Support so keep an eye if theyre side-by-side with anyone.
Critics up next, so lets start with the good parts: Critic is a MUCH worse pilot than Inference, that being evidenced by the fact that, even with the NG+ 15% modifier giving him a boost, Sapientia Inference still has him beat on all stats by a large margin; furthermore, while he does have most of Inferences skills, his Prevail is L8 instead of L9.
Now for the bad part, Critic makes up for his lower stats by Sapientia getting a boost to all of its stats: everything is stronger and his weapons are even deadlier, so watch it.
Conclusion: Critics posse would best be ignored but the fact that they know Support Defend can quickly make them an annoyance (plus, theres always the risk of them swarming someone with their debuffs). Usually, I keep an eye if one of them moves near Critic: if theyre in a position to support him in any way, they become a target to be eliminated (them staying by Critics side can block someone from using a point-blank attack, too).
If the other Deceivers stay away, then itd probably be best to ignore them and zerg Sapientia.
Now, we need to get Applicant some morale and we also need to stand pat in hopes that Critic will come to us.
So we get weakening a few mooks.
By the by, I believe this is the first moment in the whole LP where a character was able to hit a full 5-unit multicombo.
Do it, big daddy!
Infight L9 on a FUBd unit makes for some wonderful numbers.
J moves ahead a bit and wrecks a Stoma just because.
Kouji moves right next to him and takes another Stoma and an Opus.
The Database doesnt take kindly to Applicants shenanigans and nearly the entire west side makes a beeline for him.
Still, Applicant is more than capable of taking care of them greatly damaging everyone while also killing a couple of Opuses.
And he took the bait! Critic moves in, wasting his attack against J.
The Scientias gang up on Valzacard but miss.
Alright, we still need one more turn to get the team that dealt with Inference in position to wreck Critic, so I have Suzuishi use what remains of his SP to cast Confuse.
Now, that there Scientia is the only one that got by Critics side so we need to take it out.
There wasnt any room to deploy Athrun as Applicant reduced our slots by 1, but he can still be called in by Heero to lend a hand.
Lowe moves up to the Scientias face and takes aim.
Golion quickly takes out a weakened Stoma and thats that I wont be killing any more mooks to avoid summoning more reinforcements.
Now, take a look up there. While setting up my troops to go after Critic, I had them positioned as a wall to prevent the other three Scientias from running to his side this way, therell be no unpleasant surprises.
Enemy troops go against all sorts of units but with both confuse and overlapping command auras in place, pretty much everyone misses.
Lets do this shit!
: You also dont intend to stop fighting?!
: This isnt fighting. It is simply the elimination of unneeded objects.
: Theres no point in talking, Prayer. Theres no heart inside him only his warped ego!
: Critic you might have had a heart once
: However, now your black heart only acts for your selfish desires!
: So, Ill fight you! With the wishes of all those people that you couldnt understand!
: Your technique is certainly special. Therefore, I will record it.
: Theres nothing special about my fighting skill.
: We're mercenaries. We fight for what's important to us.
: Whether that's money or ideals depends on the person and place.
: Ill tell you again: theres nothing special about fighting skills in general.
: Since you cannot understand how our hope gives us strength, your records are obviously defective.
: Target: Sapientia.
: This Sapientia is the aggregation of all our knowledge. It will not lose to the likes of you.
: Tch this guys tricky. Id prefer to just deal with a pissed-off Inference again!
: There is no sense of duty in this man. Its just ego.
: Was Inferences mind distorted by this man ?
: No world in the universe is free from those who manipulate others for their own profit !
: The Databases ringleader well stop you right here!
: This is for our beloved world !
: Useless. People who would stop our endless work cannot be allowed to exist.
: I will kill that twisted ego Final target, confirmed !
: I am the Scribe of Knowledge the being who bestows permanence unto this universes civilizations and knowledge.
: You still say thats what youre doing ? Youre simply hiding your greed!
: You gotta shape up, Tricky Critic!
: Ouch, what a burn the critic got roasted. Hee, hee, hee
: No, it wasnt! And are you seriously still punning at a time like this?
: Id like to agree, but I cant take this guys big villain act seriously either.
: And we can't let him get away with what he's done.
: Indeed! Lost One, see the light!
: Guess I'm playing the hero too.
: GO, AKITOOOOOOOOOOOO! DEFEAT HIM WITH YOUR BURNING FIST OF RIGHTEOUS FURY!!
: Lets go, Critic I wont hand this world to you
: All the people that I love live are in it!!
: Inference abused his mission but the distortion of his values was a result of an external force
: However, you attacked other civilizations just because you wanted a monopoly on knowledge ?!
: Indeed. It is the most efficient method to accomplish the mission of the Scribes of Knowledge.
: Selfish prick! Youre just a defective program that mistook his mission and the way it should be done!
: But I dont think a little debugging will be enough to fix you!
: Sagara! It's up to you to stop him!
: Go, Sagara!
: Roger! I will eradicate all obstacles to the final mission!
: We have nothing to say to one another! All there is left is for us to stop you!
: Do not think you can stop Sapientia.
: This machine is the incarnation of our wisdom immortality was promised to this power.
: Power can always be defeated by an even greater power! Were going to teach you that!
: That's right! We're fighting for all the life on Earth...
: And for the whole planet's future!
: Here we go, Critic! I wont hesitate to crush your warped desire!
: Im going to beat you with my own hands and put an end to this fight!
: Ill never forgive you, Database Boss!
: The likes of you dont have the right to forgive me. I am bestowing immortality upon this universe.
: You come and attack the Earth and you got the nerve to say that?
: How is this immortality? Youre taking peoples lives!
: Our lives belong to us! I dont remember ever asking for your immortality!
: Critic! Were gonna stop your greed no matter what!!
: Getter Robo ! Your existence will bring disaster to the universe; therefore, I will personally eradicate you.
: Getter will bring disaster to the universe?!
: What does he mean? Is that in the Database's records?
: Is that what ended the previous universe?
: Wake up, Ryouma. Getter's always been there for us.
: You're right, Hayato!
: I trust all our fights with Getter more than whatever's written in the Database!
: Come on, Critic! All three of us will fight you as one with the power of Getter!
: I control all existing knowledge. I cannot be stopped.
: I heard you were a Critic but it looks like that title is a load of crock!
: You just complain about what other people do, but you cant make anything yourself!
: If youre a critic, quit breaking stuff down and try creating for a change!
: Golion. You fought evenly against Scientia 3519 years ago
: However, this Sapientia is a far more evolved machine. You will not escape defeat.
: Can we defeat him? He's too strong!
: Princess! If we hesitate, we've lost for sure!
: This guys the biggest of idiots: hes forgotten his mission and is just doing whatever the hell he wants. We cant lose to him!
: We're fighting as Golion's champions for Altea, the Earth, and the whole universe!
: Suzuishi, Kurogane, Seidou...
: You back with us, Princess? Because we're with you, and so is Golion!
: Golion will stand and fight anyone who threatens peace in this universe!
: I have to protect the world! So I !
: However, this universe will perish someday.
: Therefore, I the Scribe of Knowledge will transmit all wisdom and culture into the next universe.
: What are you talking about!? Youre just trying to get a monopoly on all information!
: Kira! Show this defective program what a humans life is like!
: Uh, I
: Stop muttering! You're just making his head swell!
: If you ever needed to say it loud, this is the time!
: Just say whatever's on your mind. We're behind you.
: ...Critic...you should know...the importance of life
: There are people in this world doing their best to live!
: Foolishness. Eventually this world will be extinguished and itll all have been meaningless.
: If you dont understand, then I will defeat you!
: I have to protect everyone on Earth with MY feelings and my power!
: I can certainly feel emotions in you however, thats not what a heart should be like!
: An Eviluder talking about heart? Ridiculous.
: Ugh. Is he ever going to stop getting more insufferable?
: Theres no heart in you! Your wish to control everything its simply greed!
: I understand, Michi, which is why I have to stop him! The warrior Orgun, the Eviluder who rediscovered his heart!
: I can't lose! Not to you, anyway!
: Earth-made Tekkamen. Your existence is insignificant before all the knowledge of the universe.
: The same goes to you. All this knowledge may be impressive but youre just its custodian.
: Hes just a big wuss! Did you think you were going to become a god?!
: We are the Space Knights of Neo-Wärter! We'll fight any threat to our planet!
: Here we go, Yumi!
: This is everything Mr. D taught me... my anger, my dreams, and my conviction!
: The Tekkaman who escaped the Radam. Would you throw away your life after struggling so much to live?
: Some things are worth laying a life on the line for! A man taught me that by laying down his!
: I won't stop fighting! I'm laying my life on the line for my planet!
: We're with you, D-Boy! Right by your side!
: This is the final battle... then I'll stake everything I have!
: I'll fight too! This is worth my new life!
: Foolish. It is you who do not understand the value of life.
: Youre wrong! We fight BECAUSE life is precious!
: Well fight to protect all life in this world!!
: Kazuma Ardygun, I will personally exterminate the offspring of Blessfield Ardygun.
: Then Ill become the embodiment of the knowledge records.
: How rotten can you get?! Youve been holding onto such a lame ambition for over 10000 years?!
: You would belittle the prospect of obtaining the wisdom of all the civilizations of the universe ?
: Hes right. While memories are precious, theres no point in simply collecting them.
: The purpose of memories is to create something thatll give everyone the strength to walk towards their future !
: The purpose of memories the strength to walk towards the future
: Well, Ill be Its like the Captain is right here with us.
: Applicants right! Our memories of our father give us all strength!
: And that strength will help us defeat you!
: I used the collected wisdom to create new weapons ! Yet, you say its different !
: Damn right its different! Your power isnt for the sake of life!
: It will not help you walk towards your future. Your way will only lead to ruin.
: Ruin the entire universe is already walking down this path!
: Shut up, Critic! I dont care if this universe will disappear sometime!
: But bastards like you are sure to bring sadness to us, Earth and the entire universe!
: My brothers right! And thats why well never forgive you!
: You better get ready, Critic! Im gonna put an end to your twisted ambitions!!
Last time we destroyed Sapientia by tossing a supernova at it and it just came back; this time, however, Im gonna drop the ban-hammer on it.
: It is my understanding that courage is the source of the G-Stones power.
: However, at maximum energy output, this Sapientia is at the top. You have no chance of victory.
: You don't know the true power of courage... of life!
: A soul that never stops fighting... the power of life to struggle on gives it unlimited energy!
: You will pay for underestimating it!
: Gai! End this war with your courage!
: Lets go, Critic! I'll show you the absolute victory of life!
Bonta-kun has a line against Critic, too:
: Fumo, Fumo, Fumoffu, Fumo!
: Fumofu, Fumo, Fumoffu!
: Ridiculous ! Are you calling me trash?!
: Its over, Critic! Your treachery ends here!
: Oi, are you gonna go or not?! Sousuke!
: I will accomplish my mission !
: Sagara Ill leave Kanames rescue in your hands.
: Urk ! If if its all over
: Then Ill return everything to nothingness!!
: The hell are you doing, Critic!
: When Sapientia explodes, itll create a small dimensional vortex!
: You and this recording plant will be drawn into a higher dimension and there youll all perish!
: Critic! Why are you doing this?!
: Ive made a decision! Since my mission has been denied, everything will disappear!
: The mission is already irrelevant! Let the memories and knowledge all be extinguished!!
: Bastard! You cant just have a human-like reaction at the last moment!!
: All units, retreat! We must escape before we get dragged into the dimensional vortex!
: That idiot ! Then, this is the only way!
*Valzacard charges at Sapientia!*
: What are you doing, Kazuma?!
: I wasnt half-asleep when you said it, ya know! All the memories youve gathered are here!
: Your mission will be screwed if this "gold atomic bomb blows up, right?!
: Valzacard, full speed!
: Roger that! Lets fly with everything weve got!
: Well carry him as far away as we can!
: Urk! Unhand me! UNHAND ME!!
: Like hell, you damn asshole! Theres no way Im gonna let you do as you want!!
: Ill search for the location of the Master Systems core inside Sapientia!
: Kazuma! The rest is up to you!
: Got it! The wishes of my dad and the people who made The Database Ill protect them all!
: Do your best, brother!!
: Theyre sacrificing themselves for our recording plant
: Thats how the Ardygun people are
: If theyre protecting Captain Bless wish with their lives, it is up to us to protect them.
: Lets go, Captain!
: Everyone, its time to use whats left of our power.