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312418 No. 312418 ID: fa6e8d

Previous thread: http://quest.lv/kusaba/questarch/res/309753.html

RAGNARODE steps out of the mirror.
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No. 312422 ID: 35e1a0

some kind of 'fight yourself to prove your worth" kinda shit.
No. 312425 ID: 9bfeef

That's another version of you...right? Right?
No. 312426 ID: fa6e8d
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I don't know what this is...
What do I do?
No. 312431 ID: ba22fb

Be on guard, retreat a few meters in order to size the clone up.
No. 312432 ID: 35e1a0

yeah be ready for combat but don't strike first. have seen a similar thing to this before. could be to just guard against attacks until it wears itself out.
No. 312433 ID: 856690


(This is funny cause I don't even own a 360)

Yeah, so don't attack until it does.
No. 312436 ID: fa6e8d
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...You expect me to wait for it to strike me first? SCREW THAT, LIGHTNI-
No. 312437 ID: 35e1a0

you tried lightning, it used it first. it knows what you are thinking and will be one step ahead. you cannot fight it.
No. 312440 ID: ba22fb

Maybe it can only respond to basic commands?

Try taking a small piece of the ground and then fire it like a railgun using lightning.
No. 312442 ID: fa6e8d
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The ground is made of CYLOSIAN METAL.
I cannot scratch it.
I hit it with lightning, but it deflects.
No. 312447 ID: 35e1a0

CYLOSIAN METAL? can't you make people out of that? hit the ground with whatever it is that makes cylosians.
No. 312452 ID: fa6e8d
Audio Metroid_Megamix-_Ultima_Prime.mp3 - (2.32MB , Metroid Megamix- Ultima Prime.mp3 )

Music Track: Battle for the Divinity! VS! Deus Ex Machina!

Cylosian metal is special because it can be inhabited by a soul. This entire tower is a body for... something. I cannot break it without rendering the value of the tower worthless.
No. 312453 ID: 35e1a0

damn. try luring it away from the mirror and then breaking it.
No. 312455 ID: ba22fb

No. 312456 ID: fa6e8d
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I lunge at the mirror, striking it in the center. However, my fist meets no resistance and slides in.
No. 312457 ID: 46c430

Ok, then either break the frame or head on into it.
No. 312459 ID: f4eed5


No! Don't do that, find a way to force that thing back in. Or at least drag it in with you.
No. 312460 ID: 46c430

...Actually, at that, this does sound like a better idea, if we can do it, yeah.
No. 312461 ID: fa6e8d
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I am thrown backwards.
The thing's skin feels odd, like metal wrapped in foam, as though it isnt fully in this world.
No. 312462 ID: 35e1a0

must be a projection. try the emitter looking thing at the base of the mirror.
No. 312465 ID: ba22fb

It will go back to whence it came!
No. 312470 ID: 9bfeef

Fly to counter the momentum, stick hand back into the mirror and shock it.
No. 312472 ID: 1854db

Try physical attacks.
No. 312494 ID: fa6e8d
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I leap at the Shadow, stunning it and knocking it to the ground!
I grab it's face.
I can feel my soul in there.
No. 312495 ID: 35e1a0

jam fist through it's chest and grab hold of soul.
No. 312501 ID: fa6e8d
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I grab my DIVINITY, which takes the form of a CLEAR BLUE ORB.
The Deus Ex Machina tries to hold it in, but it cannot resist my MIGHT.
This fight is over.
Ragnarode has gained:
No. 312502 ID: 44766a

alternate costume? Lets see it.
No. 312503 ID: 35e1a0

oh man, you can now pretend to be two different gods.
No. 312505 ID: 0d095c

Pretend to be an "Evil" god of darkness and mayhem, and a "Good" god. You can ravage the land as the evil one, and get all the survivors to follow you as the good one! MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
No. 312506 ID: ba22fb

Deus Ex Machina! Deus Ex Machina!
No. 312507 ID: 9bfeef

So this Weather Control skill is specific, huh... were you able to control all of it, or are these the only ones you knew before?
No. 312508 ID: fa6e8d
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Thisss isss what it looksss like.
While wearing DEUS EX MACHINA, Ragnarode has the following characteristics:
-Instill despair in all nearby organic enemies. Affected by proximity, affects LOGIC.
-Cannot utilize WEATHER CONTROL
-Cannot utilize FLIGHT
No. 312511 ID: ba22fb

Switch back to Cylosian mode.

Hmm... Makes me wonder if you can fake your previous human form...
No. 312515 ID: 0d7a83

Hey, hey Ragnarode...


No. 312520 ID: 0d095c

Try pushing on that strange circle on your chest. See if anything happens...
No. 312525 ID: fa6e8d
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Done, and yes I can switch back to human.
However, I lose all of my GOD POWERS while human.
The TELEPORT PADS are still down, so I go through the MIRROR.
It takes me to a strange room, the geometry of which doesnt quite match up.
There is a BRAIN IN A JAR on the far end of the room.
No. 312536 ID: 35e1a0

examine room and the jar brain. if nothing seems to do anything then use DEUS EX MACHINA to see if it is coded to that form.
No. 312632 ID: 1854db

The brain's organic and this room looks odd. Try out the new outfit to see if there are any illusions.
No. 312760 ID: fa6e8d
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I check, and the room seems to sort itself out.
No. 312761 ID: 35e1a0

oh, seems to be the computer core to the tower. tell it what's up.
No. 312772 ID: 9d7f9f

Yo dawg
No. 312780 ID: 07416a

Hello Mother Brain.
No. 312782 ID: fa6e8d
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Hello again, Mother. What news do you have for me?
No. 312784 ID: 9d7f9f

Give us a comprehensive list of the various types of robots that are currently ready for deployment.
No. 312785 ID: 35e1a0

need to double check the target. may of been destroyed already. no sense sending an army after something already dead.
No. 312786 ID: fa6e8d


No. 312788 ID: 9d7f9f

Specifications on the Nightmare, please.
No. 312789 ID: acd3e3

This, also: "For what reason did I prepare this army? Just asking to see if you still remember..."
No. 312790 ID: fa6e8d

>ARMOR- 5000

No. 312791 ID: 9d7f9f

...Hooooly shit.

[Deploy Nightmare]
No. 312792 ID: fa6e8d


No. 312795 ID: 9d7f9f

Welp, looks like Hope wasn't exactly disagreeing with us back then.
No. 312796 ID: 00d3d5

"Yes. I have met my opposite, and must now carefully reconsider my options."
No. 312797 ID: 9d7f9f

Nuuuuuoooooo ;_; I like Hope!
No. 312798 ID: fa6e8d
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However, having seen her...
I need more time to think this through.
Hope....or Fate....
>SIR! I am Sniper 00-0A! I will escort you out of the tower.
No. 312800 ID: 9d7f9f

Let us see what our Brain-in-a-jar friend/minion wants us to see.
No. 312801 ID: 00d3d5

I think the two of them would go well together.
Getting her on board with this would probably go better than trying to conquer the world without her - can you imagine how awkward it would be to have our world-conquering forces get muddled up with hers?
No. 312802 ID: 9d7f9f

No. 312804 ID: 35e1a0

she doesn't HAVE any forces. no one is perfect enough for her to add to an army. it's just her.
No. 312806 ID: fa6e8d
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We take the teleport pad out, and emerge at the cliffs overlooking the bay.
NEO ARCADIA has light up, and several adjacent pillars have risen next to it.
A bridge has connected the MAIN TOWER to the cliffs, providing access to the LIVING QUARTERS.
>SIR! These towers house the Neo Arcadian army in stasis. When you want to deploy them, just give the word and they will be teleported here.
No. 312807 ID: 9d7f9f

She, all by herself, is an Army of One.
No. 312808 ID: 9d7f9f

PERFECT! The world shall know the might of the Cylosians once again!

...But the stars are not yet right. Though they may never blink, never sleep, they are still not well-positioned enough to mark that our time of return has come.

First, we must assess the world we are in. And for that, we will need a recon force.
No. 312809 ID: 35e1a0

hmmm... 50 aggressors and 5 snipers. divided into squads of 10 aggressors and 1 sniper.
No. 312815 ID: acd3e3

...How many resources do we have?
No. 312817 ID: fa6e8d
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Hrm...yes, if I divided them into companies, like so, the-
>GRANITE CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES, AND WHERE ARE YOU? Ugh... The entire civilian population of Granite city is headed this way in a riot!
No. 312818 ID: 0d095c

"Well then blow them up! You said it yourself, they're civilians. You're a Cylosian Frost Mage." Go kick their ass, and take some of these robots wit ya.
No. 312819 ID: 9d7f9f

Well, looks like we need to kick some feeble imperfect ass.
No. 312820 ID: fa6e8d
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Who said anything about Israphel being a Cylosian?
No. 312822 ID: 44766a

oh we just assumed...
No. 312823 ID: 9d7f9f

I dunno lol.
Err, anyway, rioters, anyone? Go supress them. They think they can go and fuck your shit because they're pissed off? Well, fuck their shit.
No. 312826 ID: fa6e8d
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Israphel takes me to the top of the Recon Tower, and points them out. It's actually a sizable force, maybe about 5000 people. They would easily overrun the kobolds, even with the robots I currently have deployed.
I can even hear them shouting from here.
No. 312827 ID: 35e1a0

well we just assumed and stuff. can't see his face and his eyes are glowing.
anyway, sounds like hope visited granite city. no way we can take over anything if she kills all the subjects.
No. 312828 ID: 9d7f9f

How many do you think you, alongside Israphel, Prometheous and Pandora can defeat, if we take into account your new Divine/Deus Ex Machina powers?
No. 312830 ID: 35e1a0

hmm, if the town is on fire then start up a nice big rainstorm over it to put it out. then fly over them and ask them what they are doing. perhaps you can make them understand that you made the rain not the fire.
No. 312832 ID: 9d7f9f

This will probably calm then down, but it may reduce our Hope points (?), besides, why should we listen to them?
No. 312834 ID: e3f578

Tell 'em the big ominous towers had nothing to do with their big meltdown and they should just go and suck it.

Then say if they don't fucking suck it, they all die at in was in your self defense, which would make them the awful villainous lynch mob, an unsuccessful villainous lynch mob and that's just shameful.
No. 312837 ID: acd3e3

This, also make it rain in Granite City to quench the flames. Then manipulate them into worshiping you, since you "saved" their city and all.
No. 312848 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312849 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312850 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312851 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312852 ID: 35e1a0

fuck what?!
No. 312853 ID: 0d095c

Oh. Shit. That guy. Throw EVERYTHING you have at THAT GUY. He's gunning for your divinity! He kills Cylosians and steals their souls!
No. 312854 ID: 9d7f9f

Attach spiky floors to your tower! He's allergic to spiky floors!
No. 312856 ID: 35e1a0

no no no. defensive. stick with the plan of flying over them and asking what is up.
No. 312858 ID: 9d7f9f

Wait... Isn't that Mother Brain speaking?

Mother of God...


No. 312859 ID: eba49f

He wears the helm of the one who kills inorganics and takes their powers as his own! There is no telling how much power he has amassed by now.

Fighting that guy when he is on his own tends to go badly; with a few thousand armed followers oh his side you should avoid fighting him if you can.
No. 312860 ID: fa6e8d
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oh fuck fuck fuck robots robots robots...
SNIPER! I want 200 of the aggressors out on the field! Gun for the blue one!
>SIR! Yes sir!
No. 312862 ID: 9d7f9f

No, no, no! Sending out mooks never works! You must gang up on him with everything you have, yourself included!
No. 312863 ID: 35e1a0

still saying you should just get your force ready but see what they want. why are they trying to attack you? just assume that the town being on fire is your fault?
No. 312865 ID: eba49f

There is still some chance he is not out to kill you at the moment. Have your forces take defensive positions, but don't start shooting at them until you know what their intentions are.
No. 312868 ID: acd3e3

Grab one of the Aggressors, reinforce it's Armor, add in a paint job: red and white parts, give it a close-range lightsaber-like beam weapon, the combat knowledge of an Experienced Aggressor, and even then we might stand a chance against this guy. Besides, an elite version of the normal Aggressors is cool too!

But first of all, have the force of 200 on alert, we need to look intimadating. Turn into Deus ex Machina mode, approach the blue-helmet guy, and ask why they're having a riot towards here.
No. 312870 ID: f4eed5

Alright, have a short talk to find out what the problem is. If things don't work out, I recommend rule 80 of the Evil Overlord List.

>If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.
No. 312876 ID: eba49f

We don't know what stuff this guy can spit out, so we should avoid getting close to him. When talking to him, talking to him from the top of your tower (with booming amplified voice if needed) seems better than walking over to him. If your snipers can hit where he is from the top of the tower, station a large number of them up there.
If it comes to a fight, you may want to coordinate the snipers so some of them aim slightly to a designated side of him rather than straight at him so the area around him is covered in case he dodges.
No. 312900 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312901 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312904 ID: fa6e8d
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*end cutscene
No. 312905 ID: 35e1a0

nope nope nope nope.
everyone in the big tower. blow the bridge. yell to him from across the ocean.
No. 312906 ID: 7bfeb5

Yes, be very wary of him, but this is also a priceless opportunity. Tell them the truth: The fire was started by your sworn enemy (or whatever the hell she is), and that you will be glad to put it out. Try and get them to join our army.

If we get Megaman on our side, we WILL be damn near unstoppable.
No. 312911 ID: e3f578

I guess whoever's controlling him is a pro as hell megaman player that can master Nintendohard games.
Because it should not be that easy for megaman to kill that many bots because of clunkyass controls. How many directions is he shooting from? Have robots attack from above diagonally. I don't think he can shoot that way.
No. 312913 ID: f4eed5

I would have preferred it if he said he was invincible, but I guess we can work with a declaration of "no man (or machine) can kill me"... do we know any non-mechanical women willing to fight him? Alternatively, call in the Nightmare and assume your Deus Ex Machina form and prove him wrong.
No. 312914 ID: acd3e3

Fuck, it's clear we can't win him. Let's try talking. "Wait. Whatever did I do to you?"
Wait for his response, then say: "I didn't burn your town! What proof do you have?"
No. 312917 ID: 35e1a0

hmmmmm, pandora, while made of metal, is not a robot and female. could give her a shot. but let's try talking now.
No. 312920 ID: eba49f

(oops, forgot for a bit that the tower is hella tall.)

Why are our main infantry melee fighters?? Numerical superiority helps much less when you use melee attackers. What you want is a few stronger melee fighters to hold the enemies off while you rain them with barrages of ranged attacks and artillery.

As it is, it seems obvious your melee infantry are rather powerless against him. Start retreating them across the bridge as quickly as you can, with a small portion still attacking him to keep him from slaughtering the main group as they retreat. Find somewhere that your snipers can shoot at him from with relative safety.
No. 312921 ID: 0d095c

Yeah. This guy... I think he may have either killed all the Gods, or killed all the Cylosians. Either way...

Ask him what the hell you did to deserve a giant army attacking you. Then, when he inevitably tries to kill you, call Hope.
No. 312922 ID: 44766a

No. 312924 ID: fa6e8d
Audio RTRZ_Mythos_-_14_(Hidden_Track)_-_Cannon_Ball_-_My.mp3 - (5.26MB , RTRZ Mythos - 14 (Hidden Track) - Cannon Ball - My.mp3 )

Music Track: Perfect Man, Unbeatable Machine! VS! Rock
No. 312925 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312927 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 312929 ID: 0d095c

HOPE! This guy is kicking our guys' ass! HELP!

And Megaman has been omnidirectional for the last TWENTY GAMES. Get with the times.

Ask him WHY he is attacking a guy who just woke up and hasn't done anything!
No. 312930 ID: 35e1a0

FUCK metal blade!
yell down that you are the leader and you will fight him one on one if he agrees to your terms.
No. 312931 ID: 9d7f9f

Impossible. She won't be able to help us...

...Because Megaman is, in fact, perfect.
No. 312932 ID: 44766a

Wait a second... Ragnarod you are the god technology right? This guy is being controlled by technology right? TAKE CONTROL!
No. 312933 ID: eba49f

Um, who are those fellows with the guns? If they are our snipers, they are way too hazardously close to him. (And why are they standing around if they are?) If they are enemies, it might be more productive to attack them than to attack the rampaging demigod. (Of course, we should keep sending a few to attack him to occupy him.)

I second that we be prepared to blow the bridge if/when he tries to cross it. The powers we have seen from him so far are superhuman reflexes and projectiles, so a long drop will hopefully slow him down a good bit.
No. 312935 ID: 9d7f9f


No. 312936 ID: f4eed5

Okay, first off, Evil Overlord List, rule 1:
>My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.

Now then, stop using the mooks, they're not working. Now where's that Nightmare or woman?
No. 312937 ID: e95c11

>>312925 >>312927
Why are you all just standing there in the background? Swarm him! Swarm him you fools!
No. 312938 ID: fa6e8d
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Alright, I get it. I send everyone back to the tower. The Aggressors back off, and Rock stands up. I have Snipers posted at the top of the recon tower, and they have him in their sights. Time to try diplomacy.
[b]Hey! I don't know whats gotten into your head, but I wasn't the one who burned your city down! Hell, I only just got this army minutes ago! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT?!
...dammit, what can I say to him?
No. 312939 ID: 35e1a0

"i will come and fight you, one on one, we will both agree to not use any ranged attacks, fists only. let us settle this like men. agreed?"
No. 312940 ID: 9d7f9f

Wait... Try to make him say Hope two times more.

If he calls her name three times, it'll be similar to invoking the Beast.
No. 312941 ID: 44766a

"Have you met Hope?"
No. 312942 ID: eba49f

I think that only applies to helmets. As robots, those visors are their faces.

"Hope? You mean like the goddess of 'Hope and Perfection' who just put your city to the torch? Is that the 'Hope' you say you stand for?"

We don't want to get in close range with this guy. He is a warrior demigod; he would most likely shred us.
No. 312943 ID: 35e1a0

his strength is his skill with his weapon. in a fist fight he loses most of his power.
No. 312944 ID: 44766a

Might want to go DEUS EX MACHINA while talking to or fighting him.
No. 312945 ID: f4eed5

Have you been spreading despair? You really don't seem the type, but then again you're also not the type of person to build an army to make the world "perfect." We need to find out exactly what you've been doing for the past few millennia. Ask him exactly how you've been spreading despair. Telling him you're amnesiac is optional.

Then we should have all future ones made with faces. It couldn't be that hard, could it?
No. 312946 ID: fa6e8d
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...Oh, It's you.
How have you been? You've been awefully quiet for the past hundred years or so.
No. 312947 ID: 44766a

Hey Hope. Did you send a guy that looks like Megaman after Ragnarode?
No. 312949 ID: 0d095c

I thought you guys were BEST PERFECT BUDDIES. How could you send that deranged Rock Man after poor Ragnarode? He thought you were cool!
No. 312951 ID: f4eed5

Have we? Odd how you didn't mention that at the top of the tower. You seem saner as we-

...Hope, this might seem like an odd question, but what are your domains?
No. 312952 ID: 9d7f9f

Why, hello there, Hope! 'Tis a great day, is it not? A great day to make this world more beautiful and full of perfection!
Magic, duh
No. 312953 ID: 00d3d5

We have no idea.
You're a goddess now, and we need you to try to romance Ragnarode. We're a bit fuzzy on the details, just that you two are the only members of your pantheon on this plane, you're supposed to balance each other out, and you're fated to either romance each other or be locked in a futile blood feud for all eternity. Since blood feuds take up so much time and always make such messes, your choices basically boil down to partnering with Ragna or never making any progress on perfecting the world.
Yea, the head of your pantheon is kindofa dick like that.
No. 312957 ID: 9d7f9f

[Psst! Don't be so blunt!]
Well, Ragnarode did have a similar goal some time ago.
No. 312958 ID: fa6e8d
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My...domain? Magic, of course. You know that.
I know that you know that.
I'm sure he can handle it.
After all, he IS perfect.
He said so.
And the people of that city were not perfect.
........Is that so.
No. 312960 ID: 35e1a0

he just uhh, needs us to help him sort it out as all. a lot of people in that town, need a lot of thinkers on how to handle them, you know?
No. 312961 ID: 0d095c

C'mon. It could work out! He's hot, you're hot, he's perfect, you're perfect. YOU COULD JUST BE FRIENDS! And that Robot Guy, while imperfect, is kind of a badass. Remember how crazy Kara, Xom, and Rastin were? They were HORRIBLE PEOPLE and they STILL severely inconvenienced you for aeons. Help a bro out, don't let him get stuck in a crystal for 11 million years like you did, just because you're upset about being trapped in a crystal for 11 million years.
No. 312962 ID: 9d7f9f

...Yeah, forgive my friend. We are doing our best to purge our systems of imperfections such as those little bits of /bluntness/.

And yes, yes he can-- He is a GOD, after all. However, between those men, there was a MAN-- Not just a man, but the PERFECT machine buster- MEGAMAN.

Now, tell me, what happens when one perfect thing tries to make another perfect thing imperfect?

1. A lot of imperfections are purged - This is a good thing.
2. One of the two may become harmed - This is a bad thing.
No. 312964 ID: f4eed5

Just magic? I assume you're either just leaving out your domain of hope or that Rock guy down there's actually a god. The thing is, the Hope we know is a rather crazy goddess of perfection as well, which means that mirror we walked through took us into another universe. Could you tell Rock that Ragnarode's not who he thinks he his?
No. 312965 ID: 9d7f9f

...Fool! She just recalled a previous encounter she had with Ragnarode when she was released! Which was BEFORE we entered the mirror!

You must be crazy yo
No. 312966 ID: 35e1a0

ahahah, such a kidder, crazy. what a joke.
No. 312967 ID: eba49f

Well sure Ragnarode can deal with him eventually, but with the way things are looking now Rock is going to chew through most of Ragnarode's army before that point. You know, the army he built to bring perfection to the world? Having half his minions ground to scraps kind of hinders goals such as that.
No. 312972 ID: fa6e8d
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Army he built....
To bring perfection to the world?
Perfection through conquest, huh...
No. 312973 ID: 00d3d5

Heh. Purging imperfections. Funny.

Hope, as a perfect being you realize that perfection is goal-oriented. For example, a perfect sphere is as far from a perfect screwdriver as there can be.
On a related note, goals only exist in the context of intelligent beings. Without intelligent beings to define the goals there is no difference between perfection and total imperfection.

Obviously, the tactic of eliminating imperfect people is flawed and thus imperfect.
It would be far more sensible to, rather than purging imperfect people, alter the world so that the people it already contains are put into a context that makes them perfect.

Also, yea. The head of your pantheon set it up so you and Ragna will either become friends or lovers and work together, or become enemies and work against each other in futility.
No. 312974 ID: 35e1a0

and now seven decides to call her wrong, she will now yell that no we are wrong and her plan is perfect
No. 312975 ID: fa6e8d
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This...leader of this pantheon...
Would he happen to be the one that locked me in the crystal in the first place?
No. 312976 ID: 35e1a0

uhh, what is their name or what did they look like? can't be sure, memory is a bit hazy from being away so long.
No. 312979 ID: 9d7f9f

An interesting idea, is it not? By subjugating the imperfect population, they will be forced into following the ideals of a perfect world or die while they futilely resist.

While you are the perfect embodiment of Hope, a light that will cleanse all imperfections like a blazing sun, he is the incessant storm that will erode the imperfections away and leave a pristine, pure land.
No. 312981 ID: 9d7f9f

That was a she, m'lady.
No. 312982 ID: f4eed5

Is that how you ended up in there? I don't know. Is the guy that locked you up missing his left eye?

Also, let me rephrase my earlier question, just to make sure I'm not misunderstanding the situation. Are you perfect?
No. 312983 ID: 9d7f9f

She is Hope. She is a goddess. To ask if she is perfect is to ask a redundant question.
No. 312984 ID: fa6e8d

Of course I am perfect.
I am the embodiment of perfection.
Everything about me is perfect.
No. 312986 ID: 9d7f9f

Oh, m'lady, how wonderful it would be if everyone learned to accept that truth. Alas, the world, imperfect as it is, refuses to accept that. By combining your power with Ragnarode's design abilities, the world will surely learn to accept your perfection, and accept your beautiful ideals.
No. 312988 ID: fa6e8d
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...Hope has flown off.
No. 312989 ID: 9d7f9f

And as they would say...

"Shit just got real."
No. 312990 ID: f4eed5

Oh, so up is square. Alright then. Now that I know we haven't been tricked into an alternate universe by Fate, we should probably check in on Ragnarode and see if he's pulled out that Nightmare yet.
No. 312993 ID: 9d7f9f

Also guys, I have to go to sleep now. Don't fail, please, our Hope/Ragna alliance is a hair's breadth away from us
No. 313164 ID: fa6e8d
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Back at Neo Arcadia...
No. 313166 ID: 644ca1

Quick, is that robot build with a permanent sad face or is it actually losing badly?
No. 313167 ID: 35e1a0

rapid invert gravity in a random pattern. super + and super - as best as it can. and GRAB him, once his arms are pinned he can't keep firing his murder beams everywhere.
No. 313168 ID: 4d0527

Activate gravity control to restrict his movements! Then blitz him with Agressors!
No. 313170 ID: fa6e8d
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Thats how the NIGHTMARE always looks.
That might just work.
Megaman is pinned.
No. 313171 ID: 4d0527

[ ] Rip his arms off
[ ] Lightning to the head
[ ] Swarm him with robots
[ ] Talk to him

So many choices, so little time...
No. 313172 ID: 35e1a0

now be ready with the other arm in case the one holding him is blown off. can the nightmare act as a conduit? if so then have it be struck by lightning and channel it into him.
No. 313174 ID: 35e1a0

lightning THEN talk. lightning should at least stun him for a bit.
No. 313176 ID: fa6e8d
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I have him pinned, so we'll talk.
So then. You say your city was burned down, yes? Tell me about that.
>G-granite City is dust now... After SHE came... she judged us based on the worst of us... and t-then... burned...everything.
If I promise you Vengeance, would you join my cause to unite the world under one banner?
>Vengeance? Yes... I would join you.
No. 313177 ID: 4d0527

Wh-what!? V-Vengeance!? Rangnarode, don't! Hope is coming your way to propose an alliance!

Oh hell, you should've killed him. What happened to your goal of making the world perfect! Augh...
No. 313179 ID: fa6e8d
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I lied.

This warmachine should be easy enough to reprogram, just remove those memories of WHO burned his city down, which could be useful later.

As I help him down, I let up on the rain and he hands me a card.
No. 313180 ID: 35e1a0

MAYBE she will. but if she sees us NOT killing everything imperfect she will probably change her mind. have rock busy himself with meeting your other allies while you talk to hope.
No. 313181 ID: 4d0527
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Ah... I should've expected no less-- Make sure to reprogram him ASAP.

Oh... Truly powerful! That weakness, though, it must be corrected-

I believe we can design an armor which can correct that weakness.
No. 313182 ID: 0d095c

Ragnarode, you're givin' mixed messages here. You want perfection, yet you're trying to kill the (admittedly crazy) goddess of Perfection. Whatchoo doin boy?
No. 313183 ID: 4d0527

This. As soon as you overwrite Rock's mind KILL EVERY IMPERFECT (Coughstupidcitizenscough)
No. 313184 ID: 4d0527

He lied.
No. 313185 ID: fa6e8d

I lied to this...Rock to make him stop killing my men. I have taken the opportunity of rewriting his memory slightly. He will follow me now, whether or not Hope is allied with us.
I have no intentions of ruining a possible alliance.
No. 313186 ID: 4d0527

What about executing EXTERMINATUS on the Citizens of Granite city? You'll eventually have to kill those guys, replace the kobolds with mining drones, i.e a lot of things.
No. 313187 ID: 35e1a0

you only kill everything if you want to live on a dead rock. until we find some more cylosians or some unused cylosian metal i am against trying to kill everything.
No. 313188 ID: f4eed5

We need a way of shutting Rock down on the off chance he does turn against us. It needs to be something our enemies can't use against us or be accidentally triggered, though.
No. 313189 ID: 4d0527

>Kill everything
I'm not saying we kill everything, just those that are probably a threat to us by existing alone, and of who we can gain nothing from-- That is, the citizens. Of course I'm not saying you should dispose of the kobolds right now-- Only until we find more metal of course.

However, we absolutely without a doubt must not upset Hope-- No prison can hold her now, and all of the Magic in the world means INFINITE POWER.
No. 313190 ID: 35e1a0

sure, but eventually she will find some petty fault in something we do.
No. 313191 ID: 4d0527

Maybe yes, I pray we do not see that day
No. 313202 ID: c2c011

Umm, you're going to have to kill him at some point. Or let him kill Hope. She fits into his description rather well.
No. 313210 ID: df1cc9

What part of "God of the Machine" do you not understand!?
No. 313213 ID: eba49f

>What part of "God of the Machine" do you not understand!?
The part where he couldn't easily dominate the mind of a Crusher drone, and had to rip its head off to stop it.

>Citizens are a threat
They don't pose that much of a threat to us with their champion not just gone, but actually on our side.

>Alliance with Hope
Hope seems to really be more of a minefield than an ally. Her madness and instability make her extremely likely to turn against us eventually. When we fight her it should be on our terms, rather than whenever her bloodlust happens to turn our way.
No. 313214 ID: df1cc9

1. He didn't have any of the tools he now has, I assume- However, he now seems able to manipulate the robots, so no prob
2. They are an indirect threat.
3. Indeed, but we stand to gain a lot by having Hope on our side, and while she is dangerous, I like her, and believe having her as an ally will be worth it.

...Besides, she's going to kill us if we tell her "no" now that she is coming towards us.
No. 313245 ID: eba49f

If we are wanting to build an empire, it is vastly inefficient to exterminate people because they might be a threat at some point. That kind of behavior generates more trouble than it fixes.
No. 313249 ID: 89ff0b

(That "distant" "might" is homing in towards us, probably at hypersonic speeds, though.)
No. 313254 ID: eba49f

I was referring to the citizens of Granite City, who seem unlikely to be much of a threat any time soon now that we have recruited Rock.

If Hope is who you were referring to, I think she is more of "almost certainly will be" a problem than somebody who "maybe might" be a problem.
No. 313262 ID: 89ff0b

It's just somebody was saying Hope wouldn't like it if we left the citizens alive. That's what I was talking about. Of course I'd never think about exterminating Hope.
No. 315932 ID: fa6e8d
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Alright, so where do I go now?
The subjugation of the world won't just happen.
Also, wherever I go, I can bring 2 of my liutenants.
No. 315933 ID: 26f224

Map please.

I think it's time to launch some blitzkrieg attacks.
No. 315934 ID: fa6e8d
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Updated map with marked locations.

1. Sentry Tower.
2. The Fairy Clearing
3. The Elven Enclave
4. The Kobold Encampment
5. Seahaven
6. The Pantheon Temple
7. Krakentooth
8. The Burrows
9. The Mountainhomes
10. Granite City (burned)
11. Desert Gate
12. Mt. Abyss
13. Verinstown
14. Neo Arcadia
No. 315936 ID: 26f224

We must secure Seahaven first. It is the only city with a port relatively close to us. Thus, by securing that port city, we would have an quick connection with the mainland, allowing us to bring supplies/spare parts to our parts.

Start producing diggers out of the scrap metal left by Rock's encounter with your recon squad, and start trying to find more scrap metal.

If my memory serves me well, we now possess a gravite crystal, meaning we can create a set of slicers. Use this to attack the civilian population, leave the inner city in a state of disarray.

However- Is there any way we can deploy our armies across sea? If so, we can do this- Either place 4 Crushers outside the town to wreck the gates, or deploy them inside the city itself, and make them strike at the goverment's buildings. Use 150 Aggressors to attack the army it might have, along with 10 Snipers hiding in the shadows to attack the enemy commanders. The crucial point to the battle is to deploy the Aggressors quickly-- To situate them in an advantageous position. Once the bulk of the enemy forces have been mellowed out, deal the coup de grace with the Nightmare.

You and Israphel should be leading this operation, and bring Rock along as your bodyguard.
No. 316009 ID: fa6e8d
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I gather Israphel and Rock, and we make our way there. Other units will take time, and until I find out how to work the portals we are doing this ourselves. Unless you want us to wait 5 or 6 hours to wait for the troops to be created and deployed.
No. 316018 ID: 67ae1c

Pose as a team cause SHIT JUST GOT REAL
No. 316138 ID: 26f224

No- If we are fighting a lighting war, we must make sure to have a grasp of the battlefield. Advancing now would be a wise choice.
No. 319950 ID: fa6e8d
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It takes an hour or so of walking to get there, but we make it to Seahaven unbothered.
The massive doors are barred and locked.
There seems to be a commotion inside.
No. 319976 ID: 95efc2

No. 319978 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 319980 ID: fa6e8d
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No. 319992 ID: 44766a

That was completely unnecessary, but insanely awesome at the same time.
No. 319995 ID: 35e1a0

now let's see how we can make that commotion work for us.
No. 320017 ID: fa6e8d
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I speed ahead, attempting to capitalize on the momentary distraction my men caused.
The gathering seems to be at the town center.
No. 320026 ID: fa6e8d
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There it is.
There seems to be some sort of gathering and oh fuck me what am I going to do.
No. 320029 ID: 35e1a0

i estimate a very high chance that fire is about to happen. can you start up a good rain right now? without being noticed? if so then start the rain.
and fly down there and be nonchalant. "hey hope, what's up?"
No. 320039 ID: 9a34be

This, but instead of inconspicuous: huge downpour, and a lightning bolt behind you that frames you in a silhouette. THEN, once you've scared off whoever's surrounding hope, you pull out the "hey hope, what's up?"
No. 320041 ID: 00d3d5

Glomp-tackle her out of the circle, sweeping her off her feet and into your arms.
"Hey, beautiful. You weren't about to mar this area with a scorch mark, were you?"
No. 320051 ID: b0dbbd

And interrupt one of her PERFECT lectures? :I
No. 323091 ID: fa6e8d
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>What the...? What on earth are YOU doing here?
No. 323092 ID: 0d095c

"Oh. Y'know. Just kinda hangin out. I'm on my first vacation in several aeons. Decided to go see the sights, possibly destroy them. Y'know, same old same old. How are you?"
No. 323098 ID: fea4fd

No. 323113 ID: fa6e8d
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Hello, Hope.
>Go away, I got here first! I KNOW thats why you are here!
This world is MINE, Hope. You aren't going to get in the way of this, are you?
No. 323114 ID: 00d3d5

"Oh, no worries there, cutie. I just wanted to make sure there isn't going to be another giant fireball marring the planet.
Keeping people alive is pretty important too."
No. 323115 ID: 00d3d5

"Join me, Hope! Together we can create a perfect world."
No. 323214 ID: fa6e8d
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...And besides, you seem to have a thing for fire, and I will NOT have you burning any more of MY people.
No. 323216 ID: 00d3d5

"Or you could join me, and together make a perfect world."
No. 323218 ID: 5f55fe

Noooooo!!!! There has to be some peaceful way out of this. She hasn't ACTUALLY started throwing firebal... yea we're screwed.

Probably shouldn't kill her though. I doubt we can stop her without force though at this point.
No. 323222 ID: 856690

"they're our people, aren't they?, afterall all by yourself or me on my own can hardly be considered perfect"
No. 323225 ID: 453e62

call down some lightning bolts from the sky. if you get hurt then have them strike you to heal. that is how it works right?
No. 323279 ID: e3f578

I suggest not responding much, taking a stoic approach to get her on your side. Simply deny that you are against her, dodge her attacks, while claiming that they are your people and repeat. Play with her.

You got to respect her... attitude while remaining just as firm and stubborn without being antagonistic. Prove yourself the superior perfect being with all action and no words and she will kneel eventually.
No. 323289 ID: cd63e9

if you two fight here you might end up spending the rest of eternity fighting her. the guy who gave you your divinity designed you two to stalemate each other in a fight. Granted you can build armies and shes bugfuck insane so you might win a long term war of attrition.
No. 330771 ID: fa6e8d
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Hope, I am NOT your enemy! It's just that there has to be a better way! What you are doing here isn't justice, it's genocide. You would bring the world towards empty perfection, yes, but at the cost of oblivion! There HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY!
She hits me with a fireball.
>W-what other way CAN there be?!
No. 330775 ID: 35e1a0

"the teacher, a child is born without fault, simply prevent them for gaining any and they will be perfect, then, slowly, the population will be replaced with perfect children. you are immortal, you have all the time you could ever need to do it."
No. 330793 ID: 00d3d5

"Patience is a virtue. Uplift the imperfect, and over time create a perfect world full of life. Far more aesthetically pleasing then a dead world pockmarked with burned craters, don't you think?"
No. 330798 ID: cd63e9

lets not say that. we don't want her trying to keep the population from growing up.

" mortals can only improve so much each generation, but with our help each generation can strive to be better than the last. it will take hundreds if not thousands of generations but perfection can be achieved, and what is time to an immortal?"
No. 330876 ID: fa6e8d
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Listen, Hope... These people, they need you as a guardian, a builder.... an angel. Someone to look up to. Do you think they will if you keep burning them down?
>...But I'm perf-
HOPE. Last time I'm going to tell you this. Perfection is an ideal, a journey, something to aspire to. You got pretty close, but thats the thing. As good as you get, you can always get better.
You can rebuild this, I know you can. You're certainly smart enough. Can you do that?
Build, instead of burn?

>.....I...need to think.
No. 330882 ID: 35e1a0

"take your time, you have more then enough"
No. 330884 ID: fa6e8d
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...Hope has flown off.

Somehow, I think that went better than I thought it would.
Rock and Israphel have kept the brainwashed civilians from hurting themselves, Hope has apparently decided to give some thought to my words, and the worst I got was a slight burn on the shoulder.
No. 330887 ID: 35e1a0

yes, and you are made of metal, so it should be any easy fix.
No. 330907 ID: eba49f

>I know you can. You're certainly smart enough. Can you do that?
Nice one. Appealing to her enormous ego.
No. 331057 ID: cd63e9

well it looks like we have a city to secure. you should probably start by trying to break the brainwashing hope set up and rebuilding anything that was destroyed. right now I think trying to be a good ruler rather than a feared ruler would be the best bet. it's a rather dark time in the world(what with hopes rampage) and if you can come off as a beacon of hope you might have people joining you willingly. also the irony of the god of despair becoming a light in the darkness is thick enough to act as armor.
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