Part 241: Mission 60 - Sad EndingExtra Chapter: The Sad Ending
Right. There's still just a bit more to the game.
First, here's a little extra. What happens if you beat Schlan first on Stage 59?
: Retreat, Schlan! Ill handle this!
: You dare belittle me so?!
: What are you talking about?!
: I am Schlan Opel! I need no instructions from trash like you!
: Whats wrong with you, Schlan?! Its me, Löwen! Your best friend!
: Hmph. Thats only in your mind.
: The hell ? Those two picked now to have a fight?
: People are at their most honest when theyre at deaths door
: Schlan, you worm! Youve tricked me?!
: Thats unforgivable! Ill tear you to pieces along with ZEUTH!
: Good, Löwen thats it. Live life always following your heart.
: I see it so clearly now I know why I couldnt bring myself to leave you, despite how much I despised you...
: 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.
: Thats why why I wanted to be you.
: Eject, Schlan! Your Anguis is falling apart!
: No. I cannot go back to being me now that Ive acknowledged how I feel.
: Hmhmhm AHAHAHAHAHA! LÖWEN! I I I JUST WANTED TO BE YOU!!
: SCHLAN! RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!
*Löwen casts Strike, Invincible and Zeal*
: Schlan you will always, always be my friend!
: Ill fight in the name of both you and BrigGen. Edels world!
: Thats enough of your crap! You really think building a world without freedom is OK?!
And then the scene goes the same way as if you killed Löwen first only, instead of Theeh interrupting, your main character joins the chorus of refusing to accept his twisted love and vows to take him down.
Incidentally, doing Schlan first is a bit more difficult, because Löwen's sudden burst of insiration doesn't count as a pilot swap. So no Will reset. Of course, it's slightly harder to get in general. Since, after all, Löwen is closer to where you start, so most people will just go for the closer one.
Then, if youre at 6 or less ending points and you run into the mission 59 choice: the first option is to stabilize the world as-is and thats what you choose. Youre now en route to whats called the sad ending.
Everything plays out the same overall but, since were on the Zaft route, we get an additional Haman scene when were going through everyones reaction to Quattros speech:
: What is all this, Haman?
: It is exactly what it looks like: the actual truth regarding events of the multi-dimensional world.
: Char is criticizing the New Federation quite a lot.
: No the man over there is Quattro Bajeena, not the Char Aznable we knew.
: Truly ? But, regardless, whats going to happen to our world now?
: Whatever result comes out of his gambit, Axis will have the last laugh. You need not worry.
: Very well. Im counting on you, Haman.
: (Char rather, Quattro Bajeena. Ill leave the future of this world in your groups hands for now.)
Events dont change except for the scenes Ziene wouldve been present to (you cant recruit her with low ending points so, instead of running off when shot down in 59, she just blows up with no dialogue change). Of note is the convo she wouldve had with the original during the prologue.
: Alright. The Gunleons all set and ready to go.
: You sure you wanna be in here? Everyones playing outside.
: Hey, Im a repairman, aint I? Soccer aint my thing.
: What? I think what you mean to say is that you got a red card 10 minutes into your first match, no?!
: Yeah, yeah I try but those bad habits of mine always pop up.
: Still, todays the last day of that. Once were done fixing Earth, the Beater Services will be back and open for business.
: Right! Well be back on the road, looking for Daddy.
: What you said. And I reckon the first match should be over by now, so lets go back out there.
*People come over.*
: Youre running a bit late. The match ended a long time ago and everyones having lunch.
: Really?! I cant go into a big showdown on an empty stomach!
: Dont overeat. Weve another match scheduled for the afternoon, ya hear?
: OK, boss! Therell be no stomachaches to stop me from helping with the Dimensional Repair, dont you worry!
(Lunamaria): Setsukooooo! Were going to the cafeteria come with us!
(Runa): Everyones waiting for yooouu!
: OK! Ill be right over!
: (It wont be long before my lifes fully drained by the Sphere )
: (But I want to see this battle through to the end no matter what it takes )
: (Ill do it as proof of the life Ive led as a person )
: (So, please let me hold on for just a bit longer )
Incidentally, on this run through of the final stage I got Sandman to a high enough level to learn his Final Spirit Command. Yes, if you can pick it out. Sandman does learn Soul(65). Which is hilarious, making him the third Super Robot pilot to learn it. Of course, unlike Roger and Banjou, it's pretty impractical. He only learned it for the final bit of the final stage. Even then he only learned it because I went out of my way to throw Cheers at him to kick his levels up.
Edel is down again.
Then I jump into the upgrade screen and make the second half of the stage a little easier.
My one regret is not slapping a second Booster on Renton. Could have gotten to Eureka in two turns instead of three if I had. Then, of course, I clear the game again.
The sad ending proper begins right after the Repair FMV plays:
: This is !
: Look there, Kei! Its the UN station!
: Then were still in the multi-dimensional world?!
: So !
: We did it! The Dimensional Repair worked!
: Wait. Im checking with Baldios sensors and its too soon to be celebrating.
: How so?
: The distortion in the dimensional walls isnt completely gone
: That means we could have another Dimensional Collapse happen?!
: Maybe not. Its possible that the world could endure in this unstable state.
: Damn it! Was everything we did for nothing?!
: I wouldnt say that. At that one moment we could feel the will of every single person.
: We could feel humanitys wishes towards the future and thats something. So long as we dont forget that, humans can live their lives in any world.
: I guess all we can do right now is believe in that
: My comrades, our Dimensional Repair was somewhat successful.
: Our mission is now finished, so Id like to thank all of you for your tremendous efforts.
Location: Photon Power Lab
: Well, Kouji, everyone well be going
: Get in touch with us once you get to Planet Fleed, Daisuke.
: I apologize for leaving like this, especially considering how complicated things are here on Earth
: On that subject, Space is also suffering some dimensional instability. Are you sure about going back to Planet Fleed right now?
: Thats precisely why I must go back. That planet my homeland, after all.
: I look forward to seeing you again, Daisuke.
: Me too, Kouji. Ill come back to Earth, someday
Location: Lunar Surface - Lutetium Base
: Is everything finished, Camille?
: Yes. The Zeta and our other MSs have been brought in as well.
: Now that the Titans have been brought to justice, the AEUG will be incorporated into the Federations command structure.
: Thats to be expected, considering the AEUG/Titan conflict originally started as an internal dispute in the old Federation.
: Still, it feels a bit strange to me were all going to be members of the Federation now
: Honestly Im not 100% sure about joining the military.
: But we dont have the time to debate this thoroughly seeing how the worlds still unstable, its possible new battles will crop up.
: Quattros already started fighting on his own, so we should also do the same.
Location: Orb Memorial
: Many other names have been added to this memorial
: Two years ago, like today, we swore to uphold peace and yet we all repeated the same mistakes
: What will you do now, Kira?
: I think Ill head to the Plants with Lacus.
: All this time, weve distanced ourselves from both Earth and Plants
: But I took on a responsibility when I bore witness to Chairman Durandals final moments. Having fought against him, the same applies to Lacus.
: Yes Truthfully, I should have returned to the Plants in the aftermath of the last war. This time, I intend to face my duties.
: Lt. Quattro and Cpt. Jamil are doing their part in making the world a better place. We also have a job to do.
: Thats assuming the people of the Plants will forgive what Ive done
: Well do this together, Lacus Clyne. Well keep on talking to them until we get through.
: Lacus Ill do my part here in Orb, so you work hard over there.
: Thank you, Cagalli. Regardless of how things ended, this is still our world we should do everything we can for it.
Location: Trinity City
: Thank you for everything, Jamie. Ill always remember your kindness.
: Rather, not just you Though I may be departing from Earth, Ill always remember everything about this planet.
: Hey... you know you dont need to be reticent with us, right?
: You just need to ask and were all aboard with helping you find a new home for the S-1-ians.
: Thanks, Raita, Oliver. But youve a job to do here: help the Blue Fixer monitor the conditions of the dimensional walls.
: With how unstable this world still is, itll fall on you to protect the people from the warps.
: Alright but, if you ever need help, give us a call.
: Dont worry, Raita. Well be tagging along on this trip.
: With our integration of Eldar and S-1 tech with Trinity Energy, weve successfully developed a way to warp back to Earth at any time.
: Which means the God Sigma will be helping them out, Rie.
: I understand, Toshiya. Well take care of things here during your absence.
: We promise well come back and help everyone build a better future.
: Lets go, Marin our struggles now begin anew.
: Im ready one new voyage to save our tomorrow
Location: Suruga Bay
: (Marins group should be setting off right about now...)
: (Hang in there, bro Im rooting for you.)
: Ah! There you are, Kouzuki! Were gonna settle everything today!
: Ah, stop it, Kappei. Who cares about this stupid fight ?
: Say what? Are you going chicken on me, Kouzuki?!
: Im not but I dont really feel like it, what with how unstable the world is
: Hes got a point.
: Hm the current situation has only fed the peoples fear
: And with all this going on, Banjou just up and left wonder where hes at
: From what Toppo said, it looks like they were going to Mars for a bit.
: Hmm, I see Banjous own battle isnt finished yet.
: Indeed his journey will continue until hes put a definitive end to his personal struggle.
: What about you, Sandman? Has your journey reached its end?
: Im not certain. Darkness is once again threatening to engulf this beautiful world. Im afraid my struggles will continue until the day arrives where those can be brushed away
: (Eiji someday, Ill take off this mask and tell you the whole truth.)
: Damn it was our repair a complete waste of time ?
: No, it wasnt, Kappei.
: Gran Knights
: Many people risked their lives in that battle. Something like is never for naught.
: But the warps are still happening
: The world may be unstable but humanity will live on.
: Hes right, Leele. And were the fang that defends all those people, so we cant get bummed out.
: And its precisely because the world is the way it is that the peoplell need to hold on tight to their lives.
: Lets just hope that they have that determination within them
: (Were gonna keep on fighting, Aki until we really get peace back )
: (Thats our thats ZEUTHs mission )
Glomar Living Room
: So, in the end, this is the result born of our choices
: Yeah well, Im not about to complain about whats in the past.
: Youre right.
: Now all thats left for us is to do our best with what we have in this world.
: Master Kei! What are you and Master Olson doing here?
: Preparations are underway to open the Market. Please lend a hand, you two.
: Aye, aye. You got it.
: Youd best hurry unless you want to incur Mimsys wrath.
: Roger that! Alright off we go to tackle our new battles.
Location: DEAVA Element School
: Looking at the sky again?
: Staring at the sun, it just feels like Apollo and my brother are going to fly right out of it and back to us
: Those guys put their lives on the line and this is what we got to show for it
: Apollo, Sirius and Commander Fudou what happened to them is such a shame...
: Theyve all sacrificed themselves to keep the world together
: Still, that doesnt mean theyre dead. I just know theyre alive, somewhere.
: Will I really need to wait 12000 years in order to see them again ?
: I wonder
: Time and distance are but mere illusions created by hesitating hearts.
: Thats what the commander said, no?
: Illusions created by hesitating hearts
: Yes I understand, Rena. I I wont hesitate any more.
: Ill have faith that Apollo and my brother will surmount those 12000 years and come back home.
Location: Paradigm City Rogers Mansion
: The phone, Roger.
: Ive a feeling its our first job following our absence. Looks like things will be busy around here.
: Thats good, though.
: Indeed. Whatever changes occur with the world, Ill continue to lead my life the same way.
: Ill keep on performing this much needed job in the city of amnesia.
: Sure but how about you pick up the phone first?
: Hey, Grandpa.
: Have our Mama and Papa come back yet...?
: Are they
: Not coming back?
: Im sure they will. Thats why Holland left you three in my care.
: My familys all left this town before my son, Diane but Im certain that Renton will come back. Moreover, I now have three great-grandchildren to look after
: (Did you hear that, Renton? Were all waiting for the day you and Eureka come back here )
Location: Town of Vicinity Heim Mine
: Are you really sure about this, Loran? I mean, burying the White Doll?
: Ive given it plenty of thought and this seemed like the best option.
: Because of the danger of the Moonlight Butterfly?
: No one should be allowed to use that power
: Well cover it in stone again and then Vicinity will have its guardian deity back.
: Alright, I get it
: What about you, Garrod? Are you guys going back to being Vultures in South Ameria?
: Maybe for now, yeah.
: The Federations a wreck now, so Jamil and Sara went over to help get it fixed up.
: Yeah. Hes left the Freeden with us, so now our struggles will be to make a living.
: Dont worry. Whatever happens, Ill be around to keep you safe.
: I believe you, Garrod
: Be careful in your travels, crew of the Freeden.
: Are you certain about living your life as an Earthling, your majesty?
: Indeed, thanks to Lady Kihel accepting to return to the moon as my replacement.
: Im sure it was no problem, Lady Diana. Kihel wanted to go to the moon herself, you know.
: And with Cpt. Harry watching over here, theres nothing to worry about.
: That being said, I must also steel myself to play my part as the Queen of the Moon. Its my intent to work towards performing the Moon Races homecoming in a peaceful measure.
: Lancerows now the boss of the Revolutionary Army. I'm sure he and Jamilll help things go smoothly.
: Id like to think so, too
: Ill see you around, Loran. And thanks for all the help.
: Thank you, Garrod. Lets meet again someday.
: You can count on it. It may be unstable but the multi-dimensional worlds continuing on.
: Is this good enough, Gainer?
: Yes many thanks to the Iron Gear for bringing us all the way here.
: It was nothing. We were hired to help with the Exodus in the first place, werent we?
: To think that would turn into a huge, world-wide adventure...
: I certainly didnt expect any of this when we were starting the Exodus.
: Still, this doesnt mean the end to our fighting.
: The worlds still unstable, so well have to keep putting up with warps going on around us.
: And that could mean another enemy of mankind coming in from a different universe.
: These stressful days just keep going and there I was, thinking I would be able to play some games with Gainer
: Dont complain. This world is a result of everyones wishes.
: Are you thinking about Gain?
: Yes he just went his own way without so much as a goodbye
: Well, if I bump into him, Ill make sure he knows how mad you are.
: N-no, thats not it
: Just tell him that I have yet to fully repay him for everything
: Got it. Well see each other around, Gainer.
: (Despite how chaotic the world still is, everyones moving on with their lives I should also do my best.)
: ( Im still alive )
: (Still I can tell that the worlds still unstable )
: (This is what I wanted, I guess )
: ( )
: (In that case, I have to keep my chin up and go on living my life.)
: (So long as the pride of the Glory Star lies within me, Ill survive However it may change, this is my world )
: This is in the middle of nowhere. You sure this is OK, repairman?
: Yeah. Thanks for the lift, Holland.
: Im still amazed at what a tough son of a gun you are. No sooner we see you getting taken by the Dimensional Repairs warp, we find you without a single scratch.
: Well, we all know that being toughs one of my stronger suits.
: Still, that dont mean everything came out aces.
: No bellyaching. Whatever happens to the world, the Beater Services will always be around.
: I guess so. Todays our grand reopening as wandering repairmen and the restart of our search for the boss.
: Well keep an eye out for clues on him and will let you know if anything comes up. Take care, Rand.
: You, too, Gain. Lets go grab that drink when we meet again.
: My kid oughta be born by then, so youll have to come see it first.
: You got it heh, I can already picture you spoiling that kid. You do your best, man.
: Can you drop me just a bit farther to the east, Holland?
: Sure. Now were just cruising around the world, searching for nice Trapar waves.
: See ya around, Rand.
: Hang in there, THE HEAT.
: Yeah! See yall later!
Brunom says: rewriting this, I just came to the realization that no Getter-related characters take part in any of the endings and, unlike Banjou, they arent even mentioned! I guess the Toei team was the first to be blipped out of reality to make way for the (superior) Armageddon team.
Doc Says: Well, yeah, Getter Robo Armegeddon is cooler, I agree. But there is one tragic loss from not having any more 70s Getter. No more Akira Kamiya, who no other man in Japan can match in terms of shouting attack names. Anyways, there's one last ending to do. Which will pop up sooner or later!