Part 97: Mission 28 (Rand) - Spiritual Cosplayer - Part 1
The Getter Team soon reach the designated area but Benkeis having a hard time believing a demon would come out and challenge them to a duel like that. Hayatos worried that this might be a trap but, even so, Ryouma says its their mission to strike against the Hundred Demons whenever possible.
Plus, as MEN, they should accept the challenge issued and Benkeis ready to help out, even if he still considers himself 2nd rate compared to Ryouma. Ryouma apologizes for his previous attitude but, before he can continue, Hayato sees their foe coming over.
Its Gyukenki, who praises them for showing up with dignity.
Benkeis surprised at how old the guy is, having expected some hot-shot guy like Tekkouki but, no, the challenge was issued by him. Gyukenki introduces himself as the one once called Champion of the Skies and Ryouma asks if he challenged them in order to defeat the Getter and gain glory in battle.
No, Gyukenki is too old for that BUT the Getter stole his one treasure in life and, for that, hell personally defeat them. Ryouma doesnt understand what he means but the old guy doesnt care to answer, already charging at them to fight.
Hayato tells Ryouma to deal with the guy seeing how hes the champion of the skies and hes ready to take him on.
Mission Objective: All enemies destroyed
Mission Failure: Any allied unit destroyed
Skill Point: Clear the map in 6 turns
How easy this skill point is depends on how much youve upgraded the Getter Gyukenki is rather bulky and youll want to get him below 50% by the enemys turn 2 or youll have a harder time making it.
Alright, lets see what you got.
: Getter Robo, youve killed so many brave demons...and today, you will also meet your end!
: What a fierce spirit This guys a champion, alright!
: This may be my last battle but youll be going to Hell ahead of me, Getter!!
See that? This guy aint kidding around.
Damn Getters almost dead.
Gyukenki is decently impressed with his foes skills and wonders why, then, they acted in such an cowardly fashion. Ryouma still doesnt understand and Gyukenki lets them know why hes after them: they took away the most precious thing in his life, his only son.
His name was Gyugaki and hes heard how the Getter shot the kid in the back in Tokyo, after the remaining demons surrendered. Ryouma admits that they fought the demons back then but says theyd never attack an enemy who had given up.
Gyukenki thinks theyre feigning ignorance but it changes not the fact that his son died at their hands and he vows to destroy his killers.
Being branded a killer does a number of Ryoumas focus and Hayato sees that the guys one weakness is spilling out. He tries reminding Ryouma that theyre up against a demon an enemy of all mankind but, when he still hesitates, Hayato tells him to switch to the Liger.
Gyukenki doesnt let them do so and, so long as they're stuck on the infight, they wont have room to split up. Benkei and Hayato realize that the demon makes good on his title of Champion and Gyukenkis keeping up the pressure.
First things first, Benkei casts Guts to get our HP back.
Now, lets take a quick look at the old codger.
Mecha Gyukenki (Gyukenki)
- Prevail L6
- Sword Cut
Gyukenkis Voice Actor: Kouji Yada
Yow, this guy is very bulky. Hes got a whole lot of defense which, paired with L6 Prevail and Guard, means hell be more than capable of putting up a fight.
As you saw above, his damage potential is also huge (especially with Getter Dragons paper thin armor and that leader bonus) so well need to start spamming defensive spirits unless your Getters massively upgraded, youll need to do so in order to stand a chance.
The huge drop in morale means Ryouma cant quite get him past the threshold this turn.
Thisll do it, though.
Seeing how its been a full one mission without them showing up, we hear that usual Hypnosound as the Fallen Angels choose this time to attack.
A Cherubim quickly charges after the Getter but Gyukenki swats him away from his prey. He wont stand for anyone to interfere with his battle Then, we shall fight these interlopers !, Fudou yells as ZEUTH shows up.
He tells the Getter Team to leave the Fallen Angels to us and Benkei asks if were not gonna lend a hand with the demon guy: We are not so tactless that wed assist in a duel. Fudou smirks.
Gyukenki recognizes Tekkouki and see that his surrender to the humans was true and, while Tekkouki protests that hes found a different way of life, Gyukenki is less than impressed at his FORMER compatriot whos long since forgotten the pride of a demon.
That said, he swears on the soul of his son that hell defeat the Getter Robo that Tekkouki swore to overcome he calls the Getter Team away from the front lines to fight unhindered.
: Come on, Getter Team!
: Show us what your teamwork can do.
: Do you all have time for that?
: Look. Your foes are coming.
: Are those Mythological Beasts, too?!
: High-Dimensional Quantum Pattern confirmed! It looks like those Mythological Beasts have copied the Aquarions abilities!
: But the Solar, Mars and Luna are all there!
: Dont y'all go gettin cold feet! Were gonna show em our trainings payoff!
: Sirius hes become Apollo again
: Oh, right ! This misfortune wont defeat me !
: I-indeed ! Now is the time to bring all our strength to bear!
: Those three are so weird!
: Theyre going with all out with that, huh
: But is it really going to make the Aquarion stronger?
: Who knows? You can never tell what their Commanders thinking.
Fudou seems confident but Tex sees that theyre only mimicking the surface of each others emotions itll be a while before theyll be able to break into the depths of each others heart.
Fudou, however, says children grow faster than their parents expect: practice makes perfect and those three are about to realize the secret of the Three Arrows that he mentioned way back. When they have become the person whom they loathe the most, the Three Arrows will form the Great Shape," he says.
Of course, as Rena says, thats depending whether they can pull it off before the three arrows break against overwhelming force.
Apollos going right in, though: CHARGE! BEHOLD MY BEAUTIFUL PUNCH!!
Still their turn, so the Cherubins start coming in and one gets close enough to Eureka.
The Mirror Aquarions are basic copies of the original but they dont have the element system, pilot skills or special attacks (so dont worry about Solar punching you from across the map).
You want to kill one of them ASAP and while the Luna has least armor, it doesnt make that much of a difference go for whichever ones closest.
With that in mind, Kei moves right over and blasts Mars for massive damage; meanwhile, Apollos moving closer and takes the time to punch a Xibalba.
There are no enemy squads in this mission, so set everyone to Center in order to maximize damage.
What can you do about this, Marin?
I guess 8k HP is too much when Roybea and Hilda arent hitting for much.
Sara, in her debut as captain, misses an 85% shot at least Elchi and Gainer cover for it a bit.
Get rid of this one, Jiron.
Here we go.
Eureka starts working on a Xibalba while Talho takes out Marins target.
Garrod tags in to slice at the weakened beast.
Barely short of a kill, though
Gain and Rand pick new targets and start working on them.
And we might as well give Shaia something.
Pew, pew pew
Across the map, Gyukenki and Ryouma are still trading blows.
While Gyukenki attacks Getter once again (dealing 4k damage in one go ), Gainers getting harassed by the angels.
Another two, on top of this one, get slapped away.
Rand gets sniped a couple of times but this 3rd Cherubim isnt as clever.
Garrods DX has plenty of range, though.
Any port in a storm.
Eureka and Shaia trade blows with the two Graaves.
And Apollos doppelganger comes over to have words.
: Oi, damn copycats! Buncha eyesores, all of ya!
: Ah For an enemy like this to show up how unfortunate
: Do not allow your hearts to be bewildered by such disgraceful impostors! We have the beauty of truth on our side!
: This is rather silly
: Its not good enough yet the Great Shape is still out of reach.
Cant beat the original, though.
Mars and Luna also attack from just inside range. The first gets some piddly beam lasers but then Apollo has enough morale to punch the second.
Alright, lets have Kei take out Mars and I might as well take the time to show off Aquarions death animation.
: It recovered !
: Damn it! Stubborn freak!
: Compose yourself, Sirius! What are they planning?!
*The Aquarions join in one group.*
: Oh no! Theyre going for a joint attack!
: No fair! You already have three Aquarions and you do stuff like this?!
: Get outta there, Apollo! Its too dangerous to take them head-on!
: Despite that, I !
: For how much longer are you going to continue this foolish mimicry ?
: A frogs child is a frog, a hawks child is a hawk, a wolfs child is a wolf
: What do you mean, commander ?
: A frogs child is a frog ?
: Become each other ?
: Aaargh! Even if I become something else, Im still me!
: Hes right! Im me...and whats wrong with that?!
: Well said, Silvia! Thats my sister!
: Right, brother!
: Lets do this, Sirius, Silvia!!
: Third emotional level the soul level is rising! Its going off the charts!
: The Great Shape has awakened
: You did it, Apollo!
: W-what was that attack?!
: It was only the Solar but it attacked with the skills of the other two forms!
: You guys just go and bring the crazy like always, huh?
: I dont think Ill ever get used to this...
: The Great Shape...is complete.
: Three arrows pointing in the same direction will break before a strong enough power !
: The three arrows will show their true potential when they recognize each others own way of life when they respect each others own direction!
: But...if they just go their separate ways, wont they be useless?
: Hm... If theyre separate, yes.
: HOWEVER! When the three arrows become and share a profound connection to each other, and find something that binds them together something that unites the frog, hawk and wolf...
: A Great Shape formed by three bound vectors...
: When the three vectors stretch out from within three souls, towards north and south, east and west, Heaven and Earth
: The three arrows will transcend their individual perspectives, creating a grand solid: the world itself!
Like this, see? Its simple!
: By finding something that binds us all
: Well create the world
: Children! Transcend your perspectives and bring forth your grand world!
Gyukenki isnt interested in hearing this children creating their own world business when his own son isnt here anymore. That said, our people dont much care for his ranting considering all the people that have already lost their lives at the demons hands.
Hayato reminds him that both humans and demons are fighting because their own existences runs counter to each other why even bother bringing up revenge when both sides are in so deep?
Gyukenki doesnt need to be lectured by youngsters and says hes quite aware of how hypocritical and self-centered hes being. He may be old but hes still a warrior and, now that hes crossed swords with the Getter Team, he sees what kind of men they are.
He sees that theyre not the type of people to shoot his son in the back and figures it was probably one of Hidlers lies to get him fired up that said, he still cannot stop this combat. As a father, even if his grudge is misplaced, he still has to take revenge on SOMEONE.
Ryouma doesnt want to continue this pointless fight, especially against someone who has a heart like Gyukenki. The old man isnt listening, telling him, if hes a man, to fight him fair and square.
A demons battle doesnt end until one or the other has fallen!
Ryouma still doesnt understand, adding that it was this way of life, knowing nothing but battle, that got Gyukenkis son killed in the first place.
The demons own way of life drove his son to join in that reckless battle, so the truth is that it was Gyukenki and that lifestyle that got the guy killed. Gyukenki yells at him to shut it, asking what a boy like him thinks he knows about a parents feelings.
: Do it, Ryou. Hes going to fight to the death weve no choice but to take him on!
: Were gonna shut him up with overwhelming power: the Shine Spark!
: Lets do this, Ryou! We can do it if we three join our strength!
: But, Benkei Youre still injured from the last battle.
: Is that true, Benkei?!
: I thought I kept it hidden but...Youre not the leader for nothing, Ryou.
: I I noticed how hard you've been training to get used to the Getter
: Ryou, you
: But dont push yourself so much, Benkei. Unlike the Hundred Demon Empire escape is an option.
: The hell are you talking about?!
: I I dont want to lose a friend again!
: Is that the bond you feel with your companions?
: You're a fool, Ryouma Nagare!
: Its true that three arrows will break against a powerful force
: HOWEVER! What can be done when you, the one whos bundling the arrows together, does not believe in their strength?!
: Ryou, what makes us three unbreakable arrows is that we believe in each other its our trust!
: Go, Ryou! I mightve hesitated when I first joined but now its different
: Now Im with the Getter Team by my own free will!
: Hayato, Benkei
: Its your time now, Ryou!
: Show us the acclaimed teamwork of the Getter Robo!
: Lets go, Hayato, Benkei! Weve nothing to fear with our three hearts united as one!
: Benkei, remember your training thus far! You can do this!
: Yeah! Even if Im not as skilled, Ill make up for the difference with guts!
: Come, Getter Robo! Face me head-on!
: Here goes, Gyukenki! This is the path we chose!
Akira Kamiya's yelling is awesome and that's that!
: ...Magnificent, Getter Robo! But Im not finished yet!
: Hes still up for more?!
: Im a demon and a demon fights until the end!
: Getter Robo, join me in this last battle!
: Sounds like youve made your peace! Still, were also ready to go all the way!
: Do not lose focus, men! Your foes are returning!
: Theyve sent those imitations again! Havent they learned their lesson?!
: Well, if that means we need to give them another eyeful of the originals power, then thats what well do!
: All units, wipe out the remaining enemies! Leave the demon to the Getter!
: Ryou, you dont havta cut him any slack! Just get it done!
: Getter Robo, old demon soldiers dont die! Behold my spirit and my pride!
: You damn IDIOT!!
: I will never accept you demons way of life!!