Part 229: Mission 59 - Overpainted Tomorrow / World in Black - Part 3Chapter 59 Part 3
So, it's time to take care of Löwen. He's the tougher of the two remaining Chimeras, with his Prevail and Super Robot.
Time to start surrounding him for the damage bonus!
Yay my Attack Again guys are good enough to Double most bosses!
And here's what happens when you have a 2L Super Robot with Attack Again and Soul.
: You're still alive, bitch? You're pretty hard to kill for someone so pathetic!
: Cpt. Löwen I won't remember how kind you were once... because I have to defeat you!
: Drop that tragic heroine shtick! That was all an act to gain your trust!
: BrigGen. Edel is the heroine of this world and the only one we need! Every other female can go die!
: In fact, I'll kill them all myself!!
So did you know that Final Dynamic Special has a different Air to Ground animation?
So Löwen. You've done a lot of awful things. You betrayed us, you lied to ZEUTH the entire time as some kind of agent. You manipulated ZEUTH to try and get us to destroy ourselves, you personally betrayed Setsuko after gaining her friendship and trust, and have probably killed a lot of innocent people. But none of that is the worst sin you have commited.
No, the worst sin is keeping that MAP attack from me.
That I can never forgive. So I'm going to give you the worst possible death I can imagine for you.
You're going to be killed... by a Girl.
: GWAAAAAAARGH! I CANT DIE! FOR BRIGGEN. EDEEEEEEEL!!
: This creep still wants to go?!
: Thats enough of your crap! You really think building a world without freedom is OK?!
: This is not about my likes and dislikes! This is simply what BrigGen. Edels decided!
: BrigGen. Edel is a goddess! She saved me when I was lost in the darkness and gave me a new life!
: So youll comply with any of her commands? Even if that means taking the lives of others?!
: And whats wrong with that, you bitch?!
: Youve also let the words of those dead men guide your life!
: Youre wrong !
: I am the Glory Star! Im not fighting for what they wanted but for what I owe to them! This battle is my own - not an order, a request or a curse!
: Shut your mouth! How dare the likes of you lecture me!
: I cant stand headstrong women like you and I will not tolerate you sullying BrigGen. Edels new world with your presence!!
: So youre OK with whatever Edel tells you to do?!
: A guy like that aint a lion! Youre just a pet dog!
: Silence, The Crusher! And whats wrong with that?!
: Someone whos lived only to atone for his crimes has no right to lecture me!
: Youre wrong !
: Mel !
: My darling hasnt been fighting for something so petty! Hes done it because thats just who he is THE HEAT!
: Shut your mouth, brat! Im sick of your nonsense!
: My love for BrigGen. Edel will crush every single one of you!!
: Theres no way those twisted feelings of yours are love!
: When you love someone, you want others to be happy too!
: And if you dont get that, then you aint got the right to use the word!
: You tell him, little Romeos! Give him what for!
: YOU VERMIN--!
: Hang in there, Löwen! Here, listen closely!
: Whats the matter, Löwen?!
: Heh heheheheh
: Hmhmhm HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
: Oi! What the hell?!
: Cpt. Löwen
: AHAHAA! HYAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I I--!!
: GENERAL EDEEEEEELLLLLLLL!!
: What just happened there?!
: He went mad but
: Löwen General to think the man who caused us such trouble would end like that
: Cpt. Löwen you lived for Edel until your very last breath
: Is this all you wanted to do with your life, damn it?!
: He clung to Edel in an attempt to heal some past suffering.
: His violence was simply another facet of his own weakness. There was no commitment or conviction there
: Whats wrong, Tifa?!
: What hes been suppressing inside his heart has burst forth...
: I wanted to be like you I despised and, yet, admired you
: The hells with that sudden declaration of love?! This aint got nothing to do with us!
: Love ? Can such a trite word represent what I feel ?
: Löwen amidst this rotten world, you believed believed in BrigGen. Edels ideals with all your heart
: I always envied that pure devotion of yours
: What, that cool-headed shtick of yours was just an act?!
: Indeed, to hide the resignation that lies within me.
: But what choice did I have? What was I supposed to believe in amidst this corrupt society?
: I didnt believe in anything rather, I was afraid to do so I assumed everything would fall apart sooner or later
: And so I admired admired Löwens devotion
: Even though it was completely misplaced ?!
: Theres no such thing as right or wrong in this world. There is only belief.
: Thus, Löwen I will be you. Ill defeat them and become you!!
*Schlan casts Strike, Invincible and Zeal*
: Hes just like how I used to be
: You need to decide whats right by yourself! Theres no living without that!
: I we cant lose to someone like that! This guy embodies everything thats wrong with this world!
: This life of clinging to what others tell you is right, without even trying to find that by yourself
: I I cannot accept it !
: Schlan! If youre gonna ante up your life for Löwen and Edel
: Then well bring you down! I aint putting up with getting wrecked by someone who lives like you!
: Cpt. Schlan, if youll continue to let Cpt. Löwen and BrigGen. Edels will guide your hand in battle
: Then well have to strike you down! Life isnt meant to be led like this!
So yeahhh... Schlan's gone crazy. This counts as a pilot swap and a new unit actually, which means that his will has reset. Which, uh, actually makes him a lot less dangerous. Normally an enemy with a Stunning MAP that suddenly casts Strike and Zeal would be super dangerous and priority one for taking down. But because Schlan's Will is back to the default, he doesn't have the Will to use it!
One last attack video to show off before going to the enemy phase. The Quebley's Funnels!
: Löwen... my Löwen... I'll fight ZEUTH in your stead.
: But... but what would victory even be worth if you aren't sharing it with me?
So there goes his Invincible and Zeal. Having accomplished little .
Nobody left but Schlan. Time to formally take down Chimera.
: Hmhmhm AHAHAHAHAHA! LÖWEN! I I I JUST WANTED TO BE YOU!!
: Yow that guy was gross up to the last second
: You might come to understand him a bit after youve grown a bit more.
: It is a very fine line that separates hatred and affection
: He lay at the mercy of those emotions until he, ultimately, even lost sight of who he was...
: Cpt. Schlan were you happy like that ?
: Dont say that, Mel. He chose how he wanted to live.
: And if we dont like that way of life, then we gotta win this thing !
: And you are done, Chimera!
: All enemy troops are confirmed destroyed!
: We we did it!
: Hell, yeah! Now we can send our message to the world!
: Easy there ! There might still be some remaining Chimera personnel inside the base!
: Lets break in there and take the place over on foot!
: Roger that! Here we go!!
: Professor Theeh !
: I surrender! Super surrender! Have mercyyyyy!
: He hes bowing to us
: You got some balls, begging for mercy after everything you guys did!
: D-d-dont get angry! Pretty please! Ill do anything, I swear!!
: I can give you full control of the UN station! I can even help you out!
: What about the rest of the base personnel, Theeh Babel? Will they also have no qualms with surrendering?
: What other base personnel? With Löwen and co. down, theres only lil old me!
: The Chimera was only those three plus you ?
: Hehehe surprised?
: What we lacked in numbers, we made up with tech and our love for Lady Edel!
: So just this buncha folks managed to screw up the whole world ?
: Even if they were taking advantage of the uncertainty spreading throughout society, its still very impressive.
: ...And they all had their fates distorted because of the Break...
: I cant bring myself to feel much sympathy, though.
: Yeah, everyones gotta take the bad stuff that happens and move on.
: While they simply broke under it all.
: Still, that aint no excuse to try and take away others freedom and happiness.
: You impressed with us? Aw, shucks!
: Were not impressed in a good way!
: You better buckle up, pops. Were gonna work you to the bone!
: I LOVE YOOOUU! Thats A-OK with me!
: Is that man alright ?
: OK, were countin on ya, gramps. Ya might as well go all-out to help us, then.
: (The energy coming from within my body is subsiding now that the battles ended )
: Back for more, miss?!
: ZEUTH, this is Captain Ziene Espio of the Chimera Squadron I surrender myself to you.
: You actually think were gonna fall for that?!
: Youre probably planning on destroying us from within, like Cpt. Löwen!
: Weve had a lot of betrayals before. You cant expect us to trust you just like that!
: But we also dont have time to deal with you. Run off.
: If you wont accept my surrender, then just kill me. Theres no point in living if I cant do something.
: I know its a selfish request but... I want to save those living inside the Coral
: Youd do that for your missing subordinates, huh?
: Its my duty as their commander.
: But we cant well trust you.
: Yo, Rand, Setsuko. Yall keep an eye on that girl.
: We aint got time to figure out what to do with her, so well leave that for later.
: Y-yes, sir!
: Thats why the teens love ya, boss! Youre the best!
: Shut up! Yall were the ones who started asking about her lifes story so, if she tries anything funny, you handle it.
: Aye, aye
: Alright, all preparations seem to be in order.
: The rest is up to you, Lt. Quattro.
: Are you wondering how many people in this world know the name Red Comet?
: I want to see not Char Aznables counterattack but the future your current self wants.
: And I am now simply Quattro Bajeena. No more and no less.
: Hmph left the past behind, have you?
: The future that all humans hope for
: We just need to complete the Dimensional Repair and itll come true.
: Thats assuming Dr. Bears plan works out, of course.
: Lets keep on fighting and see that through.
: Hey, Setsuko. What kind of future do you want?
: You gotta have some hopes and dreams of your own, right?
So here we see another choice to make. This ties into the ending, and helps determine how it all goes. The first choice is choosing to restore the world to how it was before Break the World. The second choice is choosing to leave things as they are, only with the dimensional walls stabilized, so that there's no risk of Collapse.
I pick the second choice.
: (I want the world to be stable and for people to be able to live their lives in peace )
: (Ill fight to make that happen, even if it costs me my life )
: (And Ill do so always bearing Chief and Tobys hopes and the pride of the Glory Star within me )
: What do you want for the future, Rand?
: Hah dont tell me you never thought about it?
: H-hey, Im THE HEAT! Of course I did!
: (I can hear the gears in his head turning like crazy now.)
: I yeah, I know
: (Well, this world aint bad if we can have it without the ghost of the Collapse hanging over us.)
: (Aah whatever happens, Im still a repairman. Ill go on fixing stuff in any world Im in.)
: (But, before that, we gotta get this world-wide repair job going !)
: People of the world. I apologize for the abruptness of this transmission.
: My name is Lt. Quattro Bajeena of ZEUTH. We have temporarily borrowed the UNs main station in order to bring to light the hidden truth of everything thats happened, from the birth of this multi-dimensional world until today.
: from the birth of this multi-dimensional world until today.
: Some truth! The nerve of these terrorists!
: Its a declaration of war against the world was our hard-earned peace just a fleeting illusion ?
: Were BrigGen. Edel and the Chimera beaten by these men ?!
The first thing Id like you to know concerns the birth of this world the event known as Break the World. According to the fabricated information of the New Earth Federation, several people acknowledged it as being a result of Junius Seven falling onto Earth
But the truth is that it was caused by an incident that happened in that world itself.
Still, the New Earth Federation needed something to foment hostility against the Spacenoids. So they hid and falsified the information of what happened. Concurrently, their control over the UN enabled them to distort the truth of what had been going on in the world in any way they saw fit.
You must all believe we are terrorists, bent on sowing chaos across society. Its true that we have been solving problems via brute force and, thus, cant well be called truly correct But we have fought to this day believing that these battles needed to happen.
The images that youre about to see represent both the story of our struggles as well as the truth of what happened in this world. Edel Bernal, controlling the Federation from the shadows, has been manipulating the actual lifeline of this world information according to her whims
Now, you must all choose which you wish to believe is real: the truth that shes distorted or the truth were about to transmit. Here it is
: So, this is the answer ZEUTHs reached.
: Theyve decided to take up arms for every person in the world, just as we hoped they would.
: Whats the matter, Mr. President?
: Maneesha I owe you and them an apology.
: Huh? Why?
: Deep down, I didnt truly trust them. I had planned on kidnapping Olson and Kei when the opportunity arose and forcing them to perform the Dimensional Repair.
: You were going to betray our alliance?
: But not anymore. With the location of the Great Singularity also pinpointed, I intend to entrust everything to them or, rather, Ive come to believe that the Dimensional Repair should be in the hands of all of this worlds denizens.
: I feel the same way, Mr. President. I now know I made the right decision when I trusted my sister that day.
: The Chirams scientists stipulate that we have until 23:00 tomorrow to perform the Dimensional Repair. Any more than that and they believe that Coralian girl will lose consciousness.
: Were going to need some time to consolidate the will of all humans.
: Things will be running on a very tight schedule until that limit.
: One day the future of Earth will be decided tomorrow
: Hey, this picture its from when they freed Japan!
: Hey, youre right! Theres my bro, Tetsuya and everyone else fighting the Hundred Demons!
: Now everyonell know that it was ZEUTH that saved Japan!
: Theyll finally get some recognition for all the fighting theyve been doing for the world!
: Theyre not looking for anything of the sort, Danbei.
: ZEUTH has faced these battles simply because they believed it to be right not for reward or recognition.
: All thats left now is to execute Dr. Bears hypothesis.
: The united will of all humans thisll be the driving force behind the Dimensional Repair.
: You go, ZEUTH! Were all rooting for you!
: You can count on us to take care of your home, Master Sandman.
: The entirety of the San Germain Castles Maid Corps. has faith in your victory and in our future.
: So, come back quick. Well have a party waiting for you!
: Weve received images from Earths UN, Teral.
: Records of ZEUTHs battles these are of the showdown with the Skull Moon Alliance.
: While the major powers scuffled in the name of their self-interest, theyve fought for all humans... Id wager the populace did not know any of this.
: Do you think Earthll change with this revelation?
: Their change has already begun. Im confident that its neither S-1 nor a galactic war that awaits this world in the future.
: (Marin show me how hard you can fight to save your tomorrow.)
: My word ! So much of what they told us were Edel Bernals fabrications!
: I told you, didnt I? ZEUTH would never have done those sorts of things.
: But the fault lies not with the Wise Men. People all over the world were manipulated by the UNs misinformation.
: Extremely limited knowledge and the peoples anxiety to have answers both those factors provided the basis to our current situation.
: But the truth is only one and, now, its been brought to the spotlight.
: Lady Meeya what should we do?
: ZEUTH or General Edel I dont know which one to believe! (How about THE PEOPLE WHO KEPT YOU ALIVE?!)
: Thats for each person to decide. Isnt that what that man with the sunglasses said?
: Youre right. We did this Exodus precisely to find our freedom.
: This decision cannot be entrusted to others, lest it be meaningless.
: Yes. Every person in the world should now have an Exodus of their heart.
: (Loran and Fran are both working so hard )
: Hey, you is this bread fresh?
: Y-yes they just came off the oven!
: Ah, ZEUTH Quite the impressive display.
: Do you know them?
: Something like that
: Regardless, wrap that bread quickly. My brothers waiting back home.
: Thank you for your purchase. I hope youll enjoy it.
: (Very well, ZEUTH. You go and do things your way.)
: (But, we will not give up. Remember that )
What? You guys really thought a little thing like a direct hit from an orbital superweapon could kill them?
: Athrun, Kira
: You look like you want to head over to the UN station yourself, Cagalli.
: But I cannot. While their battlefield is over there, mine is here in Orb. I will not flee from my duty again, no matter the situation.
: Just like theyre fighting in the name of the world at large, Ill stand for my country and my people as their representative.
: (Were counting on you, ZEUTH Go with all our hope )
: Very well done, ZEUTH.
: The truth theyve revealed will have great impact on the people. Itll force them to break away from their idealized image of Edel Bernal.
: But it is also possible that some people will continue to support her in order to shield themselves from that shock.
: There isnt anything anyone can do about that.
: Mr. Taichirou
: There is no more right and wrong now. Its up to the people to simply make their choice. What ZEUTHs done is give them the freedom to do so.
: Perhaps. But I believe the people will choose whats actually true.
: Me too.
: And then their wishes will be sent by ZEUTH into the Great Singularity.
: All will be decided at the moment the Skyfish dance. We, as individuals, must also pray for a better future.
: So, they presented a choice to all humans.
: Honestly, I dont know if thats a good thing or not
: It cant be good. Master Johannes always said that the wingless are fools.
: Hey! How can you still be saying things like that?!
: Ahahaha! Jeromes angry again!
: No, no, Futaba. You mustnt jump to conclusions on things you havent seen yourself. Humans and angels are the same: there are foolish and there are smart ones.
: Alright, I understand.
: Looks like you, too, have seen the truth.
: GEN! You came back!
: Prepare yourself for a voyage, Futaba. Youll be accompanying me.
: Huh? Where are we going?
: To the place where it all began for both humans and angels.
The images youve seen are the truth behind this world. Furthermore, we want you to know that there are also several human lives presently existing within the Scub Coral. These are all the people who were taken by the warps that started with the Break the World and ended being transported to the space between dimensions. Now they live in a different form.
However, as has been stated several times before, this world is entrenched in a deep crisis.
The multi-dimensional world and the Scub Coral... in order to safeguard both sides, we plan to perform a Dimensional Repair supported by the wishes of all humans. Our time limit is tomorrow at 23:00, standard time.
At that time, please look to the sky and wish for the world you want to live in. The Trapar will bear your thoughts to us and well relay them to the Great Singularity.
Until that time tomorrow, so that all those who live in this world can decide their future, well continue to broadcast the truth over the UN.
We now officially declare that we wish to repair space-time according to the will of all humans.
: That was quite the tour de force by Lt. Quattro.
: I had complete faith that hed come through.
: Hes done his part, so next itll be up to you, Lt. Amuro.
: I understand. Ill gather the wishes of all people from the Trapar.
: The Psycoframe thats quite the interesting gadget.
: The Trapar which carries human emotions and the Psycoframe which collects them
: The ν Gundam and I will act as a medium, relaying humanitys wishes to ZEUTH.
: Itll be dangerous, though. While I cant speak with absolute certainty as this isnt my area of expertise, acting as a focus for the minds of so many people could potentially destroy your own
: Still, I want also want to do everything I can. And, besides, Ill have Kamille and Tifa helping.
: Being a Newtype simply means youve a power. But if this power can be a helpful force, then I want to give it that meaning as just another citizen of this world.
In Setsukos route:
: Victory is mine, Scarred Lion
: Granted, youre of no worth to me without your Sphere in hand.
: Damn it how can I face Setsuko like this?!
: You dont have to worry about that. The time of her reckoning is also at hand.
: Im headed there right now. So that I can thank her so that I can claim her Sphere
: And so I can be myself.
In Rands route:
: Victory is mine, Sorrowful Maiden
: Granted this victory holds little significance as youve yet to awaken as a Sphere Bearer.
: Asakim Dowin !
: Dont worry. I wont kill you just yet theres another place I need to be.
:: Indeed Ill give THE HEAT my most sincere thanks and claim his soul and his Sphere
: So that I can be myself.
: (Rand this is all I can do the rest is up to you )
But, of course, we're not done yet. There's one last unit, and one last character in the game I need to cover.
Ziene Espio - Chaos Capra
Voiced by Rie Saito
* Support Attack (Level 4) - When Adjacent to an allied character before having attacked that turn, can perform a Support Attack after the ally attacks. The support attack will be slightly weaker then a regular attack.
* Cooperative Attack - Whenever the pilot performs a Support Attack, that attack will automatically be a critical hit.
* Support Defend (Level 4) - If adjacent to an ally on the enemy phase, if an attack will hit the ally, the character will perform a Support Defense and the attack will hit the character at reduced damage instead. The number of times this can be performed depends on the skill's level.
* Alert (10) - The caster gains 100% evasion rate for the next attack that targets the caster.
* Attune(25) - Grants one Ally the effect of the "Strike" Spirit command.
* Rouse(30) - Increases the Will of all pilots in the Squad by 5
* Confuse(50) - All enemy hit rates halved for one turn.
* Love(65) - Casts Accel, Valor, Strike, Alert, Spirit, Luck, and Gain.
Squad Leader Bonus
+10% Hit Rate, +10% Evasion Rate
Have either a minimum of 15 Ending Points, or 7 Ending Points and 46 Battle Masteries by the time you reach stage 59. Then fight Ziene, then fight her again with Setsuko or Rand, then Convince Ziene with Setsuko or Rand, then defeat her. She'll join up with you if you do this!
Ziene is, importantly for me, the last secret for the Setsuko Route. I have, officially, 100% completed this game.
As for Ziene as a unit? She's naturally pretty good if you want to use her for the last stage. She's a good Sub Leader. With innate Support Attack, Cooperative Attack , and Support Defend. Not to mention a great collection of Spirit Commands. Confuse, Attune, Rouse, and Love in the same package? It's great.
Not to mention the most important part of all.
Unlike Löwen, she brings along her MAP! It's wonderful.
So there's natrually some extra dialogue for the stage that I missed. First, the last of the generic "Let's go fight the bad guys!" dialogue for the characters I couldn't deploy.
: To slowly creep in and make us capitulate by saying what everyone wants to hear... a silent invasion.
: And, in that case, we will fight in the place of all who want peace!
: I could say that what you've done is the worst form of oppression...
: Because the oppressed don't even realize they're being controlled!
: Well, that ends now! Yall gonna pay for this!
: Outta my way! I'm taking back the truth y'all have been keeping to yourselves!
: We're gonna take all your lies apart, just you watch!
And, of course, Schlan has some dialogue if you fight him with Rand or Setsuko before he goes crazy.
: An attack driven by pure emotion... I can hardly stand to look, Rand Travis.
: What's so hard to watch about putting our all into the fight, huh?
: Buddy, you're trying so hard you've gotta be keeping something locked inside.
: Don't you dare talk like you know me...!
: Don't know no bad guys, don't care to!.
: Here we come, Schlan! I'm gonna wrench your stone face until the tears come out!
: Cpt. Schlan I can't let you go after what you've done!
: You really feel that bad about trying to kill your friends?
: That alone has made my strategy worth the effort.
: You... what is it you think you did?
: Pure malice, a conviction so strong no one can break it.
: That will lead me to what I wanted...
Rand vs Löwen
: There you are, The Crusher! Just in time for us to settle who the true Lion is once and for all!
: Piss off, Löwen! You aint stand a chance against us!
: You insolent vermin! Well see how cheeky you are after Ive gotten you writhing in pain!
: Alright, I tried ! So now you're gonna get whats coming to ya!
: You're gonna get a hard lesson in why they used to call me the The Crusher!!
"What a letdown you are, Löwen! Imma have to beat that nature of yours into shape!"
But, of course, there's one little thing left. Namely. that Schlan died so fast I wasn't able to show off his other attack he uses after going crazy. Namely due to lack of will. And so, here I am to demonstrate it. And, with Sphere magic or dimension weirdness or something, here's Jerid back from the dead to serve as a punching bag!
Well, now it's time to move on to the final stage. I'll see you all later.