Part 236: Mission 60 - My Future, Your Future / My Future, Everyone's Future - Part 5
Location: The sky above the Orbital Elevator
: (There are so many people I care for Linck, Maeter, Maurice and Renton )
: (I love them all of them my family )
: (I was nothing and they taught me so much they accepted all that I was )
: (They let me be myself theyre the ones I love and the ones I want to protect the most )
: (I do want to be together with Linck, Maeter, Maurice and with Renton )
: (But if wanting to do so would mean losing everything thats dear to me if itll mean their planet will cease to exist )
: (Then Ill stop wanting it )
: ( But, if possible )
: (I want to see them again I I want to see you again Renton )
You can rearrange your squads and spend PP and money from the first half right now, if you want to. Also, take note, the terrain now counts as Space so you should equip the necessary units accordingly.
: Hold on, Olson. I wanna give the Captain a burial here in space.
: Captain thank you
: Rest in peace, Captain. Youll always be in our hearts
: And we swear well save Eureka and our world.
: Can you feel it, Renton?
: Yeah ! Eurekas over there !
: Thats the Command Cluster the control core of the Scub Coral
: Its faint... but I can definitely sense Eurekas mind inside it...
: Is she saying anything, Camille?!
: You shouldnt need our help to figure that one out, Renton.
: Thats your sweet Eureka over there, no? How could you not know what shes thinking?
: Yeah youre right
: Do you know, then, Renton?
: I do! Eurekas waiting for me to come for her shes waiting for all of us!
: On that subject, is this place the Great Singularity?
: No. The dimensional walls are unstable here, yes, but this is still regular space.
: This area is in touch with the dimension where the Great Singularity lies, right?
: But how are we supposed to actually get there ?!
: Time is running short. First and foremost, lets go and rescue Eureka.
: She, as a Coralian, may know a way for us to reach the Great Singularity.
: Our only choice now is to believe that. Let us make haste.
: Holland do you know what Renton should do once he gets to her?
: Sorry, Im drawing blanks there.
: I thought as much.
: Dont beg, earn it. Then, itll be given to you. Isnt that right, Holland?
: Adroc Thurstons words
: Those words werent directed at me.
: I reckon I was only meant to help them get to ya - from Adroc to his son.
: Were detecting several dimensional distortions around the Command Cluster!
Insert about 15 seconds of Coralians spawning here.
: Antibody Coralians?!
: Theyve emerged to protect the Command Cluster ?
: Are they seeing us as a threat since weve gotten so close to their core?
: Go for it, Renton! Well handle them Antibodies!
: Work those legs! Dont keep Eureka waiting any longer!
: Hurry! We dont have a whole lot of time left!
: Judging from the dimensional instability around the Command Cluster, Eurekas probably reaching her limit!
: 5 minutes, Renton! Ya gotta get there by then!
: I have to reach Eureka in that time
: I have to break through this swarm and get to her !
: Hey, this aint the time to get intimidated!
: Dont you worry, Renton! Well plow the road for you!
: Youre the star here, so we dont wanna hear any gloomy stuff coming from ya!
: Psych yourself up, Renton! Our endgames in your hands!
: Come on, Gainer. Give him some last-minute pep-talk.
: Go, Renton! Lets hear your own passionate declaration of love!
: What is he talking about?
: Youre better off not knowing!
: Here I go! I will get to Eureka!
: All units, support Renton! Carve a path to the Command Cluster!
: Theres little time remaining! We must go as quickly as possible!
: Eureka exhausting herself would mean the death of all those living within the Coral.
: Were fighting to save two worlds! Keep that in mind!
: Get going, Renton! Everything ya did since leaving that town comes down to this!
: Charge, Renton!
: Sorry, Eureka were gonna have to defeat so many of your kind.
: But even if thats a sin, its one Ill gladly bear !
: No matter what, I need to make my way over to you!!
Mission Objective: Renton reaches the Command Cluster.
Mission Failure: Any allied battleship or Renton shot down. On Setsukos version, a 5-turn limit is also present.
We have, count them, a mob of 150 Medium and Large Antibodies ahead but, thankfully, were much stronger than during our previous encounters.
The Coralians are still quite accurate but with crap defenses, so theyll fall in droves (especially if you get good MAPW setups). Setsuko players will, of course, need to exercise a modicum of haste with that time limit looming over your head but 5 turns is plenty of time especially if you equip Renton with +movement parts.
FYI: On both versions, youll want your people to accompany Renton over on his trek so keep an eye out so your ships or reals dont get swarmed and killed.
Well open with Renton going straight for one of those lone Large Antibodies.
And thats 22k damage done in one attack run.
Nearby, Toshiya tears through a batch of Medium Coralians weakened by Shinn.
Same deal with Kira, assisting Touga.
Gotta build that morale for MAPWs.
Some Mediums are set in Center Formation which means two TRI/ALLs easily take them down.
Roger doesnt give a fuck, of course, so he oneshots the leader of this squad. Apollo moves in to take another.
Thats very dead. Kappei makes three for three.
Two more for Garrod and Pala but Jamil falls short. Elsewhere, only Kouji does his job.
Everyone else moves forward, killing a chunk of the weakened ones survived.
The Medium Coralians dont have post-movement attacks so most of them just move in.
These try to snipe at Toshiya.
Thats some not insignificant damage on one of my more resilient units but whatever.
You sorry fools. They cant even pop Rogers barrier before eating a Chrom Buster.
Thats another three gone.
Seeing how we can take our time, lets use Rentons move this turn to showcase his stronger attack (in baseline power at least his Melee is stronger for me because it can be used twice).
Thats one stubborn Coralian
Lacus tenderizes these a bit and keeps moving ahead.
Following some liberal Rouse and Hope usage, the Element System triggers. Its wasteful but I felt like using Footswordcube again since its been forever.
Screw it, have a video for nostalgias sake.
Roger and Haman weaken two groups, with Marin taking the latters.
Keep em coming.
So close well, Garrods crew does it.
Following Gainer dropping the leader into submission, Banjou and Kats wreck another pair.
One extra Hope cast and boom!
Thats 12 kills.
Kei leaves this batch prepped and Kouji eagerly sets us up with some fish stew.
Youre taking too long to get your game face on, Shinn.
You little shit, you
Fine, two kills are enough. Camille takes that survivor, triggering Mazin Power.
Rand and Ryouma each take one from this group.
Weve never seen the Chaos Caper TRI, have we? Ziene never had the presence of mind to be in TRI formation, I dont think (even though thats her strongest attack)
She wouldve been a much bigger threat had she used this.
Holy shit, Toshiya. Im guessing Carris and Holland have real strong TRI weapons because theres no way you should be doing this much damage without valor even with their crap defenses!
Banjou gets jumped four times, killing two leaders.
And this clever Coralian wants a piece of the Minerva.
Dayum, it always impresses me how flimsy these guys are.
Thank you very much.
Murrue trades blows with some fishes while Kei goes on ahead and tears them all apart in one go.
The big Antibodies all snipe at people who cant attack.
Now that weve shown that attack off, well keep Renton moving forward. Along the way, he wrecks a big Antibody.
FYI: moving Renton past a certain point (about halfway through his path) will trigger the plot in Rands mission. Setsuko doesnt have anything happen until he actually reaches the Command Cluster but, regardless, the events are nearly the same, save for some slightly different lines, so lets get them running here.
: More of them showed up!
: They REALLY dont wanna let Renton get with Eureka, huh?!
: The Antibodies--!
: What happened to them?!
: The Lemures!
: Edel Bernal?!
: Inexcusable ! Your crimes are unforgivable! I will exterminate any whod dare stand against me!!
: And that includes these Coralians, the destroyers of the worlds natural order!
: Shes going after Eureka!
: Does her obstinacy know no bounds ?!
: Urgh, talk about a sore loser!
: Silence! I am the sovereign of the new world! Ill grant it peace with law and order!
: Oi, quit yelling the same crap over and over! Ya sound like a broken doll!!
: Yes, thats correct.
: That voice Black Charisma?!
: Indeed. Its been some time since Paradigm City, hm?
: Then, Edels not the Black Charisma?!
: Your confusion is quite understandable, as I made an effort to keep you in the dark.
: I got much enjoyment out of that, truly.
: This aint the time for you to be joking around, creep!
: Who are you?! Why do you have a Lemures?!
: Yeah, who the hell are you?! Show us your face!
: Well, this is the climax I suppose I could take off this mask.
: What is that?!
: It is the perfect form of your Lemures the Chaos Lemures.
: Thats the true face of the Black Charisma?! That man?!
: "Warrior of Salvation" "Traveler to the Taiji" "Defender of the Law" "Guardian of Causality" "Accursed Wanderer"
: I am all of those and more! My name is THE Edel Bernal!
: The Edel Bernal!?
: It means Im the real Edel. Cool, dont you think?
: The gall! Just having the same name as me is tantamount to high treason!
: I LOVE YOOOUUU! Lady Edel, please turn around three times and bark.
*Edels Lemures turns thrice.
: Why is such a proud woman like her acting like that?!
: What happened?! I couldnt control myself!
: Dont you get it, Lady Edel? Its just an itsy, bitsy Binding Spell.
: The way he speaks !
: Theeh ?!
: Thats riiiiight, Darling/Setsuko!
: Whats going on?! Professor Theehs the Black Charisma and that The Edel guy?!
: Bingo, once again!
: You just need to work some of the Primordial Power what you call Dimensional Power and boom.
: Then, gramps used Dimensional Power to transform into someone prettier?
: Oh, no, no. Both Theeh Babel and this form are 100% me.
: See, when you use the Primordial Power, its even possible to do stuff like gathering parallel-universe versions of yourself into one world.
: So something basic like changing my appearance is as easy as one, two, three!
: Its just like when Ziene changed into the boss !
: And when Asakim changed into Toby!
: Theeh! If you figured out how to control Dimensional Power, why did you keep quiet?!
: *snort* Hmhmhm
: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! AHAHAHAHAHAHA! IHIHIHHIHIHI!
: Wh-what ?!
: Aahaha ! Youre too much! Aah, my sides are killing me!
: Why did I keep quiet, you ask?
: It was becaaaauuuuse I felt like it, Lady Edel!
: YOU INSOLENT!!
: I LOVE YOOOUUU! Do an adorable little dance!
*Edel does so.*
: AHAHAHA! What a silly dancer the woman who almost conquered the world is!
: Stop staring DONT LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE!!
: So funny but SO embarrassing if the populace saw their goddess now, my, would they be disappointed.
: Edels obeying everything he says !
: Whats up with her?! Is it hypnosis?!
: Its very simple. When I created Edel Bernal, I put her under a lil something called a Binding Spell.
: You created me?!
: You still dont understand, Lady Edel? You are a doll of my creation an artificial human with a bogus life.
: And there you were, thinking you were the greatest of all humans!
: Of course, I was the one who made you think that way.
: A ah
: And that wasnt the only part of you I designed: how you lost your lover in a past war, how you like rose and chamomile tea
: How you sleep in a negligee, how you fancy wild, macho guys, etc, etc it was aaaaaaall ME!
: My life my memories my desires they were all Theehs creation ?
: And the trick I set to control you even when I was Theeh was the Binding Spell.
: I love you you couldnt resist obeying any command that followed that phrase.
: I am a doll created by Theeh
: Yup! Your desire to be the sovereign of the new world and how you thought you were fit for it its all because I designed you like that! And without any of the sense or smarts needed for the job, too!
: Her obsession with ruling over all was planted in her head by someone else
: So it was never a self-centered desire guiding her actions?
: Just as her lack of vision for the future wasnt her own doing !
: I am a doll created by Theeh
*Edel charges towards The Edel*
: Oh me, oh my. The dollys turning against her creator? Tsk, tsk.
: Or are you so broken that you cant tell who your master is?
And the name of Edels theme is
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: Goodbye, Lady Edel! I so loved being punished by you!
: Silly girl. Did she actually think she could beat the Chaos Lemures with that crummy Lemures prototype?
: Then again, I was the one who made that too! Hahaha, self-criticism is always good, I guess!
: The Edel Bernal why are you here?
: Do I have to spell it out for you, sweet, little Idol? Cant you see that Im here to bungle up your Repair?
: You wanted Edel off the way so you could rule the world yourself, then?!
: Hihihihi OHOHOHOHOHOHO! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
: Whatre you laughing at?!
: Nothing, Im sorry. I just realized that you guys give me way too much credit.
: Rule the world ? Do you have any idea how troublesome thatd be? Id take anything over it.
: But Im right, no? Theres taxes, welfare, education, military, economic matters I cant be bothered with that nonsense.
: And, then, if you dont do a good job, you start getting revolts and have to worry that people might jump you from some dark corner
: Im not like Scirocco or Durandal. There isnt enough money in the world to convince me to take on that job.
: Its hilarious that you people dont understand that!
: But thats exactly what you manipulated Edel into doing!
: Now, now, lets straighten this out, boy. While I did design Lady Edel as a would-be ruler of mankind, I only did that because I figured itd be fun to watch.
: This is such a crazy world everyone obsessed with their plans, just waiting for their one big chance.
: All that political intrigue and backstabbing major powers from all those different worlds getting together and just having at each other
: This is a veritable battle paradise! Oh, I tell you, this past year after the Break the World has been soooo much fun!
: This man he had Edel spread conflict just for his enjoyment?!
: And whats wrong with that? Because its not ethical? Moral? Socially acceptable? Because its uncaring? Please, enlighten me.
: Nah, I dont care to hear your sermons. Everythings A-OK with me, so long as I'm having fun!
: Everything you did was for that?!
: Do you have any idea how much blood and tears were spilled because of that?!
: I have no idea, nope. Should I have measured it in a beaker or something?
: How much blood and tears does it take to upset you Champions of Justice? 10 liters? More, maybe?
: Hes insane !
: Way I see it, those who keep getting bogged down with stuff like rules in this crazy little society are the insane ones.
: If you were running from a monster, would you stop at a red light?
: So, I went and just had fun in this wonderfully chaotic, anything-goes world!
: And the sweet, sweet fruit of those labors is mine and mine alone! Im not about to let some Dimensional Repair take this beautiful world away from me!
: The hell is wrong with that guy ?!
: I cant look into his mind its like a maze, intertwining endlessly !
: Is this malice ? No, its not...! Is the pursuit of pleasure all that drives him?!
: Lovely, isnt it, baby? I am the embodiment of this multi-dimensional world! The king of chaos!
: And I am truly free! None can hold me down!
: And when we started raining on your parade, you became the Black Charisma and tried to destroy us, eh?!
: Well, arent we self-conscious? No, it was nothing like that.
: If I wanted you gone, it wouldve been far easier to assassinate you folks, dont you think?
: No, your handiwork was stirring up this world even more I merely sat back and enjoyed watching you go. And, boy, were you the best show in town.
: You have no idea of how much I was laughing when you were fighting each other!
: You had them push us to fight each other just for kicks?!
: So what? Dont forget that the Chimera also helped you.
: And I even wanted to give Darlings Gunleon a super power-up too.
: Ah, well at least tinkering with it let me learn enough to finish the Chaos Lemures.
: The Gunleons my tool of trade! It aint your toy!
: And I even gave Setsuko such a nice power-up on her Virgola.
: Of course tinkering with the Sphere let me learn enough to finish the Chaos Lemures.
: Our Virgola was a mere plaything in his hands ?
: You werent my only source of laughter, mind. The folks of the UN, so easily manipulated, also gave me a pretty fun time.
: I just needed to drop one morsel of info in there and everyone would lose their minds, panicking like ants.
: Aaah, so fun. Messing with the people never gets old, I tell you.
: He wasnt manipulating just us and Edel, but all of society as well !
: Löwen was especially amusing. Once he found out his beloved Lady Edel was a mere puppet, he snapped.
: Thats why he acted like that when he died
: Lady Edel also gave me some good laughs. She so fancied herself queen of the world, ignorant of what she actually was.
: And did you hear that last shriek of hers? Now that was funny. She was completely broken by then!
: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Oh, I wish everyone in the world couldve heard the last words of their goddess!
: Why did you obey her all this time, then?
: Simple: because I wanted her to hit me.
: To be abused, humiliated, by my beautiful dolly
: That filthy doll how dare she hit me, her creator!
: Ooh but I am just a worthless, vulgar, stupid old man
: That pain mixed with frustration can you even imagine how incredibly pleasurable it was?
: U-Urgh... NO!
: Whats this guys problem?!
: I-I dont know! I cant even begin to comprehend him!
: How could we and the world have been set on a warpath just for his enjoyment ?
: Why not? Freedom is all about living as you see fit! The worlds all borked anyway, so just do whatever you feel like!
: And youve come to stop the Dimensional Repair in order to prevent the multi-dimensional world from deviating from its current state the state you desire?!
: Yup! You folks were such cute pets, running around all over the place BUT
: I cant let you go ahead with this Repair. Why cant we all just have fun and live in this charmingly ugly, chaotic world?
: Well, theres that Limit of Questions thing but we can take care of that with Eureka becoming the Command Cluster.
: Youd let all those people inside the Coral die and deprive society of their right to make their choices?!
: Hmm from my investigation, there are about 64.000.000.000.000⁴ lives in the Coral
: But do I actually care about a bunch of faceless people dying? Spoiler alert: I dont!
: You little !
: Youll quickly lose your appetite if you start worrying about there being random people starving to death on the other side of the planet.
: Hell, I wouldnt care even if they were people I knew!
: Master The Edel I never thought you and Professor Theeh were the same person
: Disappointed, Ziene? To think that the handsome prince that freed you from your past curse turned out to be such a sleazebag
: Were you deceiving me all along ?
: You knew how much I despised Breaks. Was the promise you made when you saved me a lie?!
: I resent that accusation. My goal is still to bend the Taiji to my will and that wont change.
: Wasnt that why I had you to stick to Asakim in the first place?
: But my men are still alive in that other world and youd readily leave them to die!
: Oh, I cant do anything about that. My world will go down the drain if they come in here with the Coralians.
: But I was always generous with you, no? I let you make your own choices.
: Youre still free to choose to stick with me, whom you care for so much, or to stay with ZEUTH.
: I I admired how unfettered you were
: And you were also ever-so-friendly with Asakim, no?
: There was so much sorrow inside his heart he struggled so desperately to gain his freedom.
: But you are different! All you care about is your self-satisfaction, everyone else be damned!
: Well, duh. I love me more than anything else, after all.
: I LOVE MEEEE! FOREVER! Doesnt matter if you leave or die, so long as I have myself, Im happy!
: Oi! Just how crazy can you get, guy?!
: This world does not belong to you alone!
: And we wont let you do your thing just to keep your games going!
: Lalalalala! I cant heeaar yoooouu!
: That is, I wasnt going to listen from the get-go..
: No way Im letting a weirdo like you have Eureka and the world!
: Thank you for the compliment, baby!
: That wasnt a compliment!
: HAHAHA! I guess it wouldnt be, for you regular folk!
: Either way, lets get this game back on track! Come on see if you can slip by me and rescue your princess!
: We dont need your permission for that! Go, Renton!
: Ive had enough of your shenanigans, grandpa!
: If youre gonna mess up my job, then Imma just crush you into scrap!
Theres more to this scene on Setsukos side since Rentons already reached the cluster but well follow up on that when we get him there. Again, there are almost no differences save for a line or two (and its only slightly).
Anyway, the actual final boss!
Chaos Lemures (The Edel Bernal)
- Prevail L9
- Focused Attack
- Spiritual Fortitude
- Very Lucky
- Double Movement
- 10% HP Regen
- 30% EN Regen
- All Canceller
The Edels voice actor: Daisuke Hirakawa (other known works: Makoto Ito in School Days, Kakyoin in the recent Jojo Stardust Crusaders, Legolas in Lord of the Rings and many others)
The Edel is certainly a worthy final boss: hes powerful, accurate, resilient and has even stronger MAPWs than Edel (his D-Fall 2000 is still post-movement and can reduce your stats) all this compounded with Double Movement. All his attacks also have big accuracy modifiers and ignore size differences.
His Edel-busting move, Insanity Invitation, is post-movement so, unlike her, he doesnt rely solely on his MAPW to hit you after moving. His strongest attack, Heavenly Prison (天獄/Tengoku, hint-hint), is an immensely powerful 2-8 range, pre-movement ALL and you can bet itll hurt with Focused Attack.
Hes immune to any and all debuffs, so the only approach is just to throw everything you have at him: on hard mode, Setsuko has to deal with a 502k HP Chaos Lemures while Rands has 242k that said, Rand players will have something else to contend with.
The Edels hanging by Rentons entry spot and wont move from it for a while, so lets keep bringing everyone through the Coralian swarm while sending the kid towards the Command Cluster.
As Kappei oneshots a fish, Murrue pops Iron Wall and blasts a group before moving ahead.
Harry and Tetsuya blow a batch away with their concentrated fire.
Amuro will follow up on Murrues work.
There go all of them.
Oh, whats this I see?
There goes a group, Bright kills the other.
Rey switches over and catches up to the main group.
The Edels range is marked, so Camille and Lacus get on the edge and destroy the lone big Antibody there.
Marin wrecks another squad before moving over there.
Eh, might as well kill these since theyre on the way.
Thats one down, the others go with Roger.
Everyone takes position at the edge of The Edels range and now all thats left is to send Renton in next turn.
Save for these two Antibodies, who Murrue and Kappei defend against, all other mooks simply inch closer to us.
The Edel isnt moving.
Off you go, Renton.