Part 98: Mission 28 (Rand) - Spiritual Cosplayer - Part 2By the power of Fudous metaphors, two of our powerhouses have awesome new attacks (albeit EN-heavy ones)!
Were not out of the woods yet because, as you saw, Gyukenki recovered all his health and, at that distance, our troops couldnt reach them in time to get the skill point (I dont even know if youre allowed to attack Gyukenki ).
Since you can switch Getter around now, give at least Hayato some use for a turn because Ryouma will quickly run out of gas if you spam Shine Spark/Getter Beam but you can, at least, get a free Getter Change Attack from Hayato.
Ill do that next turn for now, lets keep Ryouma up front and use his Change Attack.
: Come on, Gyukenki! Youll get no mercy from me if you wont let go of the demons' way of life!
: Thats exactly what I want! Youll now see the true essence of a demons battle!
: Ill crush that right before you and show the difference between the struggles of a demon, with nothing to protect, and a humans!
Dont forget to cast Analyze to make things slightly easier.
Back down, Talho quickly takes out a Cherubim while Gainer and co. wreak havoc on a Xibalba.
Also, thats a very nice cluster of Fallen Angels.
Some cheap damage all around.
I wonder, does Sara have a cutin like Jamil did?
Both Jiron and Eureka get beefier targets to whittle down.
Time for Gain to do his thing.
That was 6385 damage, mind. And Gain only has one upgrade in power.
Rand is dealing with this one Cherubim before going for the faux Aquarions.
Meanwhile, while theyre far away, Apollo extends the welcome mat.
: Lets do this, Sirius, Silvia! Time to blow these copycats away!
: You neednt tell us that!
: Hes right! Theres no point in you mimicking Ryou and trying to be a leader!
: Back with the attitude, eh? Yeah, thats how it's gotta be with us!
: Is this really all right?
: Who knows...
And there goes 16k HP.
As Ryouma and Gyukenki keep at it, Rand leaves his Cherubim near death and Gain blasts a Graave.
Mirror Mars guns for Kei.
Mirror Luna didnt care to attack anything so Apollo saunters over and politely dishes out around 20k worth of damage in an Infinity Cross/Solar Fist combo.
Kei and his girls hit Mirror Mars with 10k worth of pain.
Do your thing, Rand.
Marin and Gain put two other Cherubims near death.
Heres the DXs TRI attack.
116 HP? Come on
Elchi and Gainer start cutting through the opposition.
She also learns Commander L2 for her troubles.
As for Eureka, shell finish Rands previous target.
No mooks left, so lets switch Hayato over and have him take a jab at Gyukenki.
: Lets go, Champion of the Skies! Your old eyes wont be able to keep up with Ligers speed!
: Amateur! My experience more than makes up for that!
: And today I will put an end to these long years of battle!
Oooh, we get to see both Hayatos Change Attack and Mach Special triggering.
Also, that was a very nice crit were pretty much set for the Skill Point with that.
Gyukenki and Getter trade blows once again and Apollo puts a definitive end to his copy.
Time to take the last one out!
Accept no substitutes.
Now its Benkeis turn.
: Rookie, youre the weak spot of the Getter Team!
: Yeah, yeah. Go ahead and joke about Benkei's shins if ya want! I still have courage and guts on my side!
: Lets do this, gramps! Ill take on your demons battle with my human spirit!
One more attackll do it.
By the by, Benkeis quip about Benkeis shins refers to 弁慶の泣き所 which, literally, means the strong man (Benkei)s weak spot. This comes from the story of Benkei Musashibo, a warrior monk of incredible strength who, despite it all, would feel acute pain when hit in his very sensitive shins.
The Japanese equivalent to our Achilles Heel.
Here we go.
Had you cared to actually bring Tekkouki all the way up there, he does have a line against the guy:
: Dont get it the way of my battle, Tekkouki!
: I cant do that, Lord Gyukenki. Ill be the one wholl defeat the Getter!
: They cant be destroyed before that day arrives!
: Hmph Indeed, you are one of us. However, I will cut you down if youll be a nuisance! Anyone who opposes a demon will find only death!
Gyukenki accepts his defeat, happy to, at least, go to where his son is.
Crying out glory to the Hundred Demon Empire, his mech explodes and Hayato somberly says that the guy upheld the demons way of life until the very end. In the end, like Ryouma said, it was that very lifestyle that led to his death and so long as they insist on following that path, seeking only to spill the blood of others, the Getter Team will continue to fight them.
Captain confirms all enemies shot down but Ryouma isnt all that happy with this victory.
He asks Tekkouki if there really was no other way but to kill Gyukenki and, indeed, there wasnt. He fought as a warrior of the Empire and, as Ryouma said, both he and his son died because of life they chose.
In the end, Mel sees that Gyukenki and son as just more victims of the Empire itself but Rand figures its not something we can judge that easily were humans, theyre demons. Gain adds that the guy wasnt just unwilling to change his ways, he went as far as sacrificing his life for his cause.
Jiron saw no other option, all things considered, and adds that when two sides refuse to accept each other, fighting is inevitable. ust like humans and Fallen Angels, Apollo figures, but Jamil adds that the same applies between fellow humans, not just different species.
Marin ponders this inevitable battle between people who cant live with each other and wonders if the earthlings and S-1-ians are fated to go down this path.
That said, Ryouma wants to believe that there are demons with a heart, just like Gyukenki had a heart that loved his family. If there are demons like that, perhaps theres a way for them all to understand each other.
Holland agrees with his wish and Rand finds it odd, having expected him to say that Ryoumas ideals were stupid or something (Holland just tells him to zip it).
In any case, Ryouma's rededicating himself to protecting the world, wanting to meet more of its residents as part of ZEUTH. Benkeis quite impressed with their leader and Hayatos surprised that Ryouma saw what the two of them wanted to do before they even said it.
That wasnt too difficult for him: after all, Ryoumas not all that different from them - he loves busty girls too - and Hayato admits that hes damn right about that.
I believe this is a call-back to the very first episode of the original Getter Robo this was Hayatos reason for sticking around.
Back in Atlandia, Otoha sees that the power of the Wings of the Sun grows by the day but Touma isnt impressed: that level of Mythbeast wouldn't even have required half of the Wings' original power.
Regardless, Otoha thinks they'd better hurry as, sooner or later, that Gate will open and flood this world with more life than it can support. When that happens, the resulting storm might not just break the chains of fate but also destroy this entire eternal prison and they along with it.
Touma agrees and calls Otoha to pay a visit to their reincarnated brethren.
Reminder: as they said in mission 26, when Touma says Gate he means the Kute-Class Coralian keep this in mind as its important.
Add Eureka 7 to the pile of series that the Angels enjoy being cryptic about
Back at the demons HQ, Brai receives the news of Gyukenkis demise and Hidlers quick to express his disappointment at how far the champion of the skies had fallen.
That said, Gyukenki was useful in that it allowed them to gather data on the Fallen Angels during that battle. Brai is pleased but tells Hidler to keep observing our people; he confirms and promises, when the chance presents itself, to crush the ZEUTH and snag all those super-energy sources they protect.
Brai says Hidler might have his chance, considering his spies across the world say that it looks like something BIG is going to happen between the humans soon when it all goes down, theyll strike amidst the chaos.
Gura calls Brai over, saying hes made an interesting discovery concerning the Fallen Angels: hes found traces of the Fallen Angels activities in one of the worlds that was joined into this multi-dimensional one and, from that, he discovered that, in the distant past, the humans of that world battled against the angels.
: We already knew that, so why is this interesting?
: Please look at this. Its a scripture found within some ancient ruins of that world, illustrating the battles of that time.
: Are those--?!
: What is this ?! Arent those ZEUTHs units?!
: Im not privy to the details but this happened 12000 years ago. This scripture documents that dark era the Black History.
: The Black History...
: Apparently, at the end of that era, the Fallen Angels were imprisoned beyond the dimensional walls.
: I believe an event involving dimensional power happened at that moment.
: Their units existed 12000 years ago
: Theyve transcended time to once again do battle in this era That is interesting.
: Gura, study this Black History around the clock. It may provide us with the key for that dimensional power.
: Hail Brai...!
: That said, the army depicted in this other image... Giants, like enormous judges, burning everything to nothingness
: The man that uses one of these giants...didnt Dokuganki contact him before?
Bless your heart, Gura. In one conversation, youve given us more information than all the times the Fallen Angels and/or Schwarzwald have opened their mouths.
Back to our group, Fudou is taking off as he came over just to check on the kids; Apollo wonders if it wasnt just to deliver one of his speeches but, regardless, Fudou is leaving Rena with us (as per her wishes).
Silvia asks if its because of her foresight showing something and, while Rena isnt sure, she says shes being drawn here by visions of the butterflys wings and a darkened history. That butterfly bit catches Tifas attention and Garrod asks if shes getting something but shes not sure either.
Rena comes over right then and introduces herself to both Tifa and Eureka, leaving Renton to wonder if Rena knows her. The wings of the butterfly, the dark history and the bequeathed hope Rena ponders.
Before Fudou can leave, however, Elchi steps up to him and says that were a bit short of funds so, maybe, DEAVA could throw something our way? Jiron says were mighty embarrassed to ask but were wrapped up in a lot of trouble, so its not possible to sit down and get some jobs and DEAVAs Elements are also with us
Fudou quickly says hes broke, surprising Gainer at how matter-of-factly he reveals that, but, in exchange, Fudou will leave us with food for thought: What exists in-between two clasped hands?
He wants Apollo and the others to ponder the meaning of those words.
Fudou also tells Ryouma that what he felt today will guide him and, to Marin, he says to break down his own barriers. As Apollo, Ryouma and Marin stand flabbergasted, Fudou proclaims that well meet again and vanishes.
Ive come to the conclusion that, no matter what happens in Setsukos route, Im still going to think Rands route is the best simply because Fudou is here.
Fudous question has even Jamil scratching his head and Mimsy has a feeling that the guy was just trying to confuse us. Regardless, our financial situation is worsening and itll mean trouble for our resources if this keeps up.
Goove asks if they cant do something with the proceeds from the Gekkostates magazine sales but, Jamil says, since it IS an underground publication, they cant expect to make huge bucks from that. Mimsys a bit surprised at the Gekkostate lack of economic sense to keep publishing something like that but, apparently, Holland has some purpose for it.
Seeing how we dont have many other options, Shaia suggests we head to Emaan to resupply her family should lend them a hand and Mimsy notes that theyre not far from the countrys territory.
Jamil accepts her offer and asks them to transmit the route to everyone else.
As Papty closes the transmission, Shaia hopes their acting didnt seem unnatural to avoid raising suspicion but, regardless, Mimsys glad that theyll be able to head back home.
Despite the Chirams offensive, theyre at last managing to bring the Singularity back to Emaan. That said, Shaia wonders if everything will be alright if they get there without explaining the situation to Kei.
Goove figures theres nothing they can do as, if they told him everything, he might want to run off to the Chiram. Shaia figures they must hurry as well almost certainly run into the Chiram as we head to Emaan.
Mimsy doesnt like keeping Kei in the dark but, inwardly, she tells him theres no other way: hes the Singularity and, as such, the key to repairing space-time
Did you buy the Nattō on mission 23? Then, the next step of that secret is in the Bazaar.
Chils getting increasingly annoyed at Apollo keeping that smelly Nattō around and Jiron has to wonder how it hasnt rotten yet.
Apollo says this batch was a present from Fudou and Elchi isnt amused that the a guy, who just told us is broke, could still bring stuff like that along for the trip. That said, Benkei is feeling a bit homesick and asks Apollo for a bit of the beans problem is, theyve no rice to cook it with and thats no good.
Michiru suggests him cooking some nattō spaghetti but Hayato quips shes the only one whod find that tasty. In that case, Jiron suggests going to the market and trading it for something else.
This is Apollos nattō, though, and hes only going to trade it for something HE likes.
- Rands Secret #2 4th Step: Purchase the BIG Lizard Jerky (大トカゲのくんせい)
Silvias scream precedes the Aquarion girls asking what the hell is up with that huge, smoked lizard. Jiron stands with Apollo in that it was a good buy theres enough meat here for 30 people!
Hes already getting ready to take a bite and Apollo complains that its his food but Jiron reminds him that, when they first met, he ate a good 5 portions of meat. Ergo, Chil says that hes gotta share this one with us and, watching everyone around him, Apollo cant help but be reminded of his old friends.
He agrees to share but the Aquarion girls
Elchi is also eager to dig in and Tsugumi cant help but be amazed at how tough she is.