Part 96: Mission 27 - Towards an Unending Tomorrow
Mission 27 - Towards an Unending Tomorrow
Down in Japan, Mikoto (now having fully transformed into Zonuda Robo) has landed right by the area where Hana, Kaname, Kazama and Kyouko were hanging out.
While Hana is confused, Kaname knows that, whatever it is, is dangerous and tries to get everyone to run away.
The Zonuda Robo is mechanizing the entire area around it.
Akagi and his JSDF Red Dragons show up in short order to get rid of it.
However, their mecha are all quickly drained of their energy, forcing them to eject.
As Kaname studies this, she mumbles to herself that it's not energy drain per se, but almost more like matter sublimation.
Is this robot trying to sublimate all matter around it, she wonders; at the very least, anything near it ceases functioning entirely.
Right then, Hana points out that a ship is approaching.
Its the Nadesico, and Gort is aghast that these are all the troops were able to deploy: it seems Mikotos escape from Orbit Base has left all the Brave Robots and Gai drained of energy, meaning we will not have their support.
The Valstork is also suffering some sort of unknown problem and is undergoing emergency repairs to get here ASAP afterwards, Mikoto controlled one of GGGs Division ship, used it to escape here and then combined with it to form that robot ahead.
Kouji asks whatll happen if we get touched by Mikoto in this form and Ines says that, from the information sent by Orbit Base, itll be the same as what happened to the Red Dragons.
Any matter, organic or inorganic, is sublimated if it goes near her; Mamoru doesnt understand how this happened since, with Z-Masters defeat, all Zondar and Zondarians shouldnt be active.
And since Mikoto is actually fused with this new menace Ines cannot provide even a proper idea as to how were going to rescue her problem is, if we dont do something about it, shell sublimate all matter on Earth.
We may not be able to simply stop her, though: as Tetsuya points out, even if Mikotos inside, it's one life versus the lives of everyone on Earth.
Gai Daigouji cries out that he cant accept that reasoning but Blade knows that we probably have no choice.
However, he still cannot bring himself to do this hes not going to give up just yet and wants to try rescuing her!
Everyone else agrees and Ines warns that well have to stick close to the Nadesico, whose Distortion Field is about the only defense against sublimation.
Even then, well need to leave the field in order to attack which means everyone will only get one shot.
Everyone will just have to make that shot count and, hopefully, hold out until Gai gets here.
This why Ive deployed these people: with only 10 slots, they amount to the strongest possible combination I can make - prioritize people with Valor and/or Spirit because you need to, as it was said, maximize the damage you do with one hit.
Before anything else, though, make sure you keep everyone inside the Nadesico youll thank me later.
Kaname warns everyone to watch out, as the Zonuda fires a wave of matter sublimating energy.
It seems the Zonuda Robo emits a field that can sublimate things at long range but that doesnt mean we wont be able to get close enough to attack: Ruri detects that it takes around 1 minute/turn to charge the attack.
This means that, if our units leave the safety of the Nadesicos field, we'll lose one unit from the line of battle each minute/turn and losing one machine could be the difference between winning and losing this battle.
Hayato is worried at the severity of this battle but Tetsuya yells that weve no choice here: if we lose, itll mean the death of the entire planet!
That was why you keep your units inside the ship while you get into attacking range. Also, heres a quick look at the Zonuda:
It has a decent amount of HP but its armor isnt all that good (on par with the Venus A).
Being the only enemy in this stage means you can toss everything you have at it so the base-line morale of our guys wont matter much.
Its attacks are of little consequence as it shouldnt be able to oneshot anything short of an unlucky real and, if your unit survives, itll be sublimated and leave (mind you, if a unit gets killed it will still have a cost to repair so make sure they leave only through the sublimation).
Mind you, the Zonuda has HP / EN Regen of 10% and is also immune to status effects, so dont even bother with Rust Hurricane.
It should be noted that the Zonuda Robo DOES have Pilot Skills:
- Break Morale Limit
- Prevail L5
With that in mind, lets toss everything we can at her:
: Dont forget you courage, Mikoto! We wont give up on you until the last second!
: We couldnt bear to tell our schoolmates that the legendary couple of the Fuji Space Academy has died!
: Hang in there, Mikoto! Gai will surely find a way to save you!!
: Urk! Golion cant go on! Everyone, please! Save Earth and Mikoto!!
: The fate of the world or the life of one person it should be a simple choice to make but
: ...Im still going to fight to the very end! I wont give up on Earth or Mikoto!
: Unable to continue fighting retreating. Fight well, my friends.
: Material Sublimation even the Tek-System or the G-Power will be unable to withstand something like that.
: However, I wont give up! For my mission, for the world, I cannot allow this to be the end!
: Hurry, Gai! You are the only one that can save both Earth and Mikoto!
: Gh UUOOOOOOOOOOOH! Gai, the man with the same soul name as me Everything is in your hands!
Inside the Orbit Base, Gai asks his father why this nightmare is happening even after the Zondar were defeated.
The Shishio brothers think back to the time that Mikoto lost her parents in the initial crash-landing of EI-01.
They theorize that at that time EI-01 planted some kind of new seed in her, one that gradually fused with her nervous system and evolved into a being with powers comparable to the G-Stones a new type of machine life, stronger even than the Primevals.
: Why are the Valstork and Valhawk, right when we need them the most why arent they moving?!
: Horis and Carret are looking for the source of the problem right now. We can only wait.
: But arent there any mechs that are working?! We gotta hurry to Earth and help everyone out!
: Kazuma I am going
: I will beat that New Machine Species and I will save Mikoto that is a heros duty!
: But the Gao-Machines and the Brave Robots have also been sublimated and cant move
: Gai, I know how youre feeling but theres no way Gaigars power will be enough to fight that thing
: No theres still a way to fight !
: Gai I understand what youre saying.
: Weve no choice but to bet everything on you!
: Thank you, guys
: Were counting on you, Hero! Final operation BEGIN!
: Gai! And Mike, too!
: But Gaigars power wont be enough to win against the New Machine Species!
: Hang in there! Our courage isnt dead yet!
: The Gao-Machines are safe!
: Dont wait around, then! Hurry up and do the Final Fusion!
: Roger that!
: We will not give up!
: We will show you
: the last of our power!
: The Brave Robots are the Gao-Machines?!
: They transferred their Super AIs into them?!
: Both we and the Gao-Machines were sublimated but we couldnt wait around doing nothing.
: So, we decided to sacrifice what little remains of our life on this battle!
: Go, Captain! Save Earth and Ms. Utsugi!
: Entrust your lives to me, guys! LETS GOOOOOOOOOO!
*Zonuda Robo moves closer to Gaigar.*
: Not good! Its realized what theyre doing!
: You idiot! This isnt the time to show off!
: I am glad that even a useless robot like Mike could have all of you as friends
: Thank you
: Mike! Ive received your courage for sure!
: UOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! FINAL! FUUUUUUUSIOOOOOOOOOON!!
: GAO! GAI! GAAAAAAAAAAR!
: Gaogaigars G-Stone should be able to protect him against sublimation to some degree.
: Gai! You and Gaogaigar are our last hope!
: Mamoru I will save Mikoto from that thing...! I promise you this!!
: New Machine Species! Ill take Mikoto back from you!!
: Wait just a bit, Mikoto! After weve knocked this monster out, were gonna help you!
: And Im hoping to get some chocolate from you tomorrow!
: Damn! I cant go on! The rest is up to you, guys!
: Dont give up, Mikoto! Were gonna give it our all until the end!
: We defeated the Primevals; were gonna save both you and Earth, no matter what!!
: Tch we cant move anymore. Now, we place our bets on the heroes!
: Hang in there, Mikoto! Gai and Wärter are sure to find a way to help you!
: Even Shin-Getter is getting sublimated. Sorry, guys the rest is up to you!
: Damn it! We defeated the Primevals and something like this happens right after !
: Mikoto, if you can hear us, please answer! Were going to rescue you!!
: Gai! Youre the only one that can rescue Mikoto! I leave the rest to you!!
: Damn stop it already, Mikoto! We we dont want to have to kill you!!
: The life of our friend versus the world no matter the choice, we lose something precious.
: No time to overthink this, though! Ill just give it my all!
: Tch this is as far as I go. I beg of you, my companions: save Mikoto AND Earth!
: Forgive me...I may not be able to save you
: However, I cannot allow this world to end !
: Retreating I leave the rest to you.
: Is our is our civilization mistaken?
: Is it because we dont treasure others? Because we turn everything into garbage? Do we need to be destroyed?
: Will our material civilization grind to a halt ?
: The one who denounces our existence...
: Is he the Devil Or God ?!
: Is this what it truly means to be purified...?!
:The GS-Ride is already reaching its limit !
: I have faith...in humanity...in this world and in myself!
: So, I will fight. FOR THE SAKE OF LIFE!!
: Kick its ass for sure!
: Enryu! Answer me, damn you! Enryu!
: Damn DAMN IT! Enryu! Well fight just like you did!
: Move forward with courage!
: Fuuryu you were a hero
: Your life will not have been in vain!
: Our hearts are one!
: Hyoryu! HYORYUUU!
: We can cry later, Milly! Right now, we need to fight for Hyoryus sake!
: WÄRTER FOREVER!!
: AAAAAAAAAAARGH! RAIRYU! YOULL BE AVENGED!!
: Idiot to say something so cliché at Rairyus final moments !
: Victory is at hand!
: Damn it ! Werent you a ninja?! Why didnt you use some technique to avoid that attack?!
: Just you wait, Volfogg I promise that well carry out your last mission!!
The Zonuda is worth a whole lot of levels, a Solar Cell (Grants EN Regen 10% and an Exploding God Curry-Pan (Consumable fully restores SP), as well as a SP Usage -5%, Infight +1, Gunfight +1, and Morale Limit Break.
The levels also give the brothers Support Defense L3.
: Did we do it?!
: Not yet ! Its starting to regenerate like before!
*Zonuda Robo charges at Gaogaigar*
: Watch out, Gai!
: Dont do it!!
*Nadesico intercepts Zonuda Robo*
: We charged right where Captain wanted but
: Even the Distortion Field cant protect us at this distance
: Dont do it Mikoto you and Gai are too precious to each other
: Its too sad to see two people like you fighting each other!!
: Captain Misumaru I wont let those feelings go to waste!
: New Machine Species! Give Mikoto back to us!!
: This time, did we do it?!
: No even in core form, the matter sublimation will go on.
: Gai kill me hurry kill me!
: Please kill me. Use your hand, hurry
: Mikoto Im coming wait for me.
: Before its too late kill me !
: If its time to die well die together.
: Mikoto Im sorry. I couldnt protect the person dearest to me
: I love you
: And I love you thank god
: Ill never let you go I promise I promise well be together!
: Gai Mikoto
: Please, lend me your power Mamoru
: Curatio teneritas section salus coctura
: A miracle has happened
: Im Gai !
: Welcome back Mikoto.
: That body
: Its like a gift from God as a reward for our victory
: Gai !
: Mikoto Ill never let you go.
: Gai !
: Gai Mikoto
: Its a miracle...
: Yes...the power of their love made it happen things are finally starting to look up a little
: Oh Captain Bless, you managed to get the Valstork moving again?
: Theres no time to talk!
: All units get into the Valstork! Hurry!
: What happened, Captain?!
: The UNs Security Council has decided to take armed action against Plant.
: Plant the Space Colony thats home to the Coordinators?!
: It has come to light that the Jovians invasion of Earth was being secretly supported by the Plant government.
: This revelation was used by the Federation Army to leverage a preemptive strike against Plant.
: Not even granny Abroval and Relena would be able to stop the Security Council after that!
: However, since its an official UN decision, we are not able to interfere
: Thats not it! It seems that this Federations attack force is going to use nukes against Plant!
: Nuclear weapons?!
: They would use such weapons in a fight against fellow humans?!
: It seems like the decision to use them was not made by the entire Security Council but by a single, on-site group.
: Then, weve been given orders to stop that nuclear strike?!
: Hurry! The Nadesico cant move and Orbit Bases systems are still down, which means
: Right now, the Valstork is our last hope!
: Lets go, guys! Well show these idiots that they cant do whatever they want with human lives!
: Hurry up, Horis! We have to catch up to with the Federation fleet!
: Roger, Captain! This isnt about just making money right now!
: I guess we should be glad the Valstork wasnt moving before!
: Wait! Theres something in the ships path just ahead!
: Its been a while, Blade! But, at last, the day when I get to kill you is finally here!
: You idiot! We dont have time to waste with you right now!
: Captain Bless! Ill keep the Radam at bay! You go on ahead!
: Sorry, D-Boy! Well leave this to you!
*Valstork dashes past the Radam.
: Theres something else approaching! This is ?!
: The Eviluders are here!
: And Orgun, too!
: AHAHAHAHA, Orgun! To think I would find you while chasing the Radam troops!
: What a great opportunity! I get to bury you and the Radam in one go!
: I will go on, though! Even if this is my last fight!
: What can you do, Orgun? Even an Eviluder as strong as you has been injured by the frequent battles
: This place will be your grave! You and the Radam will be turned into space dust!
: Youve come at last, Eviluder! This Solar System seems to have become the place for our decisive battle!
*Evil moves forward.*
: Tekkaman Blade theres something I still have to tell you
: How naïve, Orgun! You shouldnt face away from your opponent on the battlefield!!
: Step aside, Eviluder! Blade is my prey!!
: Aki! Theres something coming from Earth!
: Miyuki! Why are you here?!
: Evil! I wont let you hurt my brother any more!
: You still live, my little survivor! You know that your days are numbered, though, so you came here to have one last fight!
: You didnt know, Blade?! Rapier is an incomplete Tekkaman because of that, her life span wont be very long!
: Shut up, Evil! I will use what little life remains in me to help my brother!!
: Break through their lines, Horis!! We must keep going or their sacrifices will be in vain!
: Wait, Horis! Theres something intercepting the Valstork!
: Wh-what is that?!
: Im going out! Leave that enemy to me!
: Dad! While Im keeping it busy, you charge right past him!!
: Heh some unknown variables Ill just eliminate them altogether!
*Evil and Rang move away.*
: Urgh ! Miyuki !
: You seem to be suffering, Rapier! Then, Ill just put you out of your misery!
: DAMN IT! If someone doesnt stop that guy, everyones gonna die!
*Kazuma charges after Inference.*
: Kazuma, thats crazy! STOP!!
: Even if its crazy, Im still doing it! If not...
: Youll just be put down, you moron!!
: Kazuma was thrown out of the cockpit!
: Shihomi! Take the captains seat!!
: Hang in there, Kazuma! Those who give up in space are as good as dead!
: All components are gathered! Now, our endless voyage will begin!
: That guy is charging for another attack!
: Father! Kazuma!
: RAAAAAAAAAARGH! EVIL!! How could you HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO MIYUKI!!
: Are you sad, Blade?! Such feelings have long been unnecessary to a Radam!!
: Shut up, Shinya! I will never forgive you!!
: Blade! You must not die here!!
*Orgun charges at Inference.
: Orgun! Do you intend to use your Ahnk Attack with your body that injured?!
: AHAHAHAHAHA! Disappear, vermin!!
This is the only time this song plays in the entire game and its amazing.
I recommend listening to it at least once.
: Its beautiful both the planet and the people who dwell in it with their hearts
: It is something we, Eviluders, have abandoned
: The rest is up to you
"The Holy Valentine Light" and the New Battle
2/14/100 of the Federation Space Calendar
The New United Nations elected to use force against the Plants, who had supported the anti-Earth organization known as the Jovian Union. An attack fleet was dispatched at once to the L5 point but under the isolated discretion of certain soldiers aboard the fleet, it was armed with "nuclear weapons", forbidden from use in battle between human and human.
The New United Nations executive branch, upon obtaining this information, sent its special Wärter battalion with orders to stop the use of the nuclear weapons. However, depleted from their battle with the new species of mechanical life, they were repulsed by a combined attack by the Radam, Eviluders, and another mysterious mechanized foe.
The sacrificial attack by the mysterious Detonator Orgun allowed the Wärter to escape by the slimmest of margins.
During this battle known as the "Holy Valentine Light", Captain Blessfield and one other civilian, as well as Tekkaman Rapier, disappeared and the Wärter, whose flagship Nadesico became immobilized, were for all practical purposes obliterated.
With no one to stop them, nuclear weapons destroyed the Plant agricultural colony Junius 7, along with 243,721 sacrifices.
Mankind, about to embark on a path to peace and righteousness in the wake of the Marimea Army's oppression and the Lizard War, was plunged once more into the depths of conflict by this tragedy.
- Space Development Corporation, Historical Notes "Space Development Report", excerpted from Chapter 1 final page.