Haha I booked it to get to Tanehineri and then was like |D eeehhh
NOT TO SAY THAT THERE AREN'T SURPRISES AHEAD IN THIS GAME in fact, some of the most intense sequences are coming up, tho I don't think any will inspire massive essay writing like Tanehineri did. I JUST REALLY WANTED TO GET THAT ALL OUT OF ME FOR ONCE I GUESS
Just a short one this time.
A SUDDEN RAY OF LIGHT PIERCES THE DARKNESS
A MR SATURN IN A SCARF
JUST WHAT I NEEDED
Oh yeah, my Courage Badge!
The same Franklin Badge from EarthBound that Ness had?
...how did Flint get that?
NO DON'T GO YET
FLINT WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?
Hee hee, the Mr. Saturn didn't leave after all! This was apparently a programming bug originally but Itoi thought it was hilarious and asked them to keep it in.
thud as i fall from my chair clutching my heart
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF also food
YOU GUYS ARE SO UPSETTING
aw yeah THAT'S RIGHT, 16 HIT COMBO ON THE STRONG MAN SONG
EAT IT HARD
duster as usual my strongest combo-er, aw yeah. Although actually, I mentioned before that everyone makes a sound when they hit the enemy, so each character has a set of sounds from which three are chosen whenever you attack. So for Boney, one time when you attack it might go woof bark yip woof bark yip, and another time it might be grr yip woof grr yip woof, something like that. Anyway, Duster has a set of these just like everyone else, but some coding error actually stops his attacks sounds from randomizing like everyone else's, so he'll always do the same three bass noises when he hits. RANDOM TRIVIA
this may be why it's easier to combo with him for me
BUT HA HA, I CAN DO IT WITH LUCAS TOO! Because I am awesome.
Aww yeah, lookin mystical. This is Lucas's ultimate weapon I think, a rare 3 or 5% drop off the Heftyheads. I've never gotten it until now. :O I'M FEELIN LUCKY
I THINK I'M GONNA SEE IF I CAN GET SOME MORE
Boney and the frog have a chat
alright let me handle this
fire in the hole
tell me your secrets, vines
hey did we miss anything
THE REST OF US ARE JUST GONNA WATCH
That White Pigmask also has a rare drop! But I wouldn't try to get it here, he shows up again in the next chapter and you can fight him as many times as you want there.
Lucas and Boney so even, haha.
OUTTA THE WAY
I wonder what happens during these psychic flashes.
OMG COMMANDER ARE YOU OKAY
Duster why are you fidgeting
Things are gettin real, now!
Another reason you might want to practice on the Heftyheads/Negative Man is because that same Strong Man theme also reprises for the Masked Man, albeit with a few tricky shifts.
Anyway as with other battles, you'll want to up your defense, but don't throw up any shields, since the Masked Man will just use the shield killer and then nail you with a PSI attack in the face. This is one reason why you might want to level until you get Lucas's Lifeup Gamma, since that way you can quickly heal everyone in your party and focus on attacking. Otherwise this gets a lot trickier.
I AM THE COMBO MASTER
Not quite as bad but still these attacks will eat up big chunks of your HP if you're not careful.
I'M TELLING YOU, IT'S WORTH WAITING
For the heck of it, let's see
WHAT A RIPOFF
VICTORY wait that sounds ominous
Man you too white pigmask
i thought we were bros
man where can i get some of those
duster and kumatora eyeing lucas but not saying anything
darn it A LITTLE LATE
Sudden flashbacks to Link to the Past.
I guess sorry I was zoning out for some reason
NO LET'S HAVE A PICNIC INSTEAD
needle party wooooo
Wait I thought you guys were immortal, but there are generations of you? NOW I'M CONFUSED
maybe they just rebirth every now and then like phoenixes
I'm feeling less and less confident about doing this.
WITHOUT LOVE, HOW CAN YOU ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
woops typo ignore that
Kumatora just like YEAH CMON LET'S DO THIS
Haha, not unlike when Ionia taught you PSI in the first place, just turning you around and then backing up a few paces.
the ultimate rush
And all of a sudden, we get control of Lucas! MUST TALK TO EVERYONE
PROBABLY SHOULDN'T SAY IT UH
HOW'S THE WEATHER
like that was ever in doubt, duster
(though, if you look at that one vision on tanehineri as a manifestation of his doubt over whether or not he's really committed, then maybe he's over it! IT'S UP TO YOU)
Lucas looking kind of afraid and unsure that he can do this, Duster all "don't worry I'll be with you all the way I promise, you can trust me" to try and reassure him. Awwwww
SCREW THIS I'M OUTTA HERE
why are you making me do this
IT'S NOT WORTH IT
yeah what's the deal with them anyway, where are they
DARN IT WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS
Ionia saying it with a smile but with tears in her eyes
Kumatora lowers her head, like she's about to say something...
when suddenly some odd music starts playing...
AND SO ENDS THE LONGEST CHAPTER
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW? YOU'LL HAVE TO STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT