Mizu: "Oh, well. Knew it'll come down to this eventually." He was mentally preparing for the act of sacrificing. While doing so, he was slowly descending toward the ground. That until-
Mizu: "Waaah!" EO: "Just go and get it done already" He pushed Mizu downwards, toward Ubi.
Mizu: "The fuck are you-!? I was trying to set my mind into this shit and you just- I don't even-!" EO: "Oh, shut up! Stop wasting their time and just offer yourself up for the greater good." Mizu: "This is what I was about to- WTF you just-" He was furious. EO literally shattered the courage he was building up.
Mizu: "Fuck you, k'? Don't give a damn about anything anymore!" EO:Just as planned
Ignited, Mizu quickly turned toward Ubi and aggressively forced a handshake. As he began to dissolve into pure data, he closed his eyes and smiled.
Mizu: "Thanks, EO." EO: "Heh, so you knew." Mizu: "But of course. Because I know you better than anyone~" EO knew Mizu will be ignited by the push. While angry, he'll forget all his worries about being sacrificed, and will simply perform the act without much thinking.
EO: "Fair enough." He smiled back.
Mizu: "Well, bet you'll be coming there sooner or later yourself so... catch you on the other side bro." EO: "It's a date."
Mizu's data faded...
Ubi absorbed the data and has undergone a transformation. He was now a green midget devil holding an oversized pyro spoon.
Lopez: "C'mon, Shiz! Wake up! You know you're supposed to fight that guy and not us!" That had next to no effect. Shizuka merely smirked and spouted unrelated nonsense
"A decent, yet futile, attempt on your end. Speaking with a human devoured by his own shadow will naturally result in falling upon deaf ears. It'd even potentially bear more benefit to speak with me, than with this poor excuse of a life form." "Hey!" Belial turned his head upwards.
Pringles: "Why you little...! What gives you the right to speak like that about my Shizuka?" Each and every word was filled with hostility.
"Heh, speaking of lowly life forms. Though in your case, 'life form' might be too far stretched of a title in itself." Pringles: "You just wait and see how Pringles-man saves the day!" "By doing what exactly? Pringles: "By..." Ubi: "Conversing with your Shizuka and brining him back to his senses perhaps?" Pringles: "Yeah! That! Also, Ubi. Thereby you'll be known as Pringls-man's No.1 Lackey" Ubi: "I'm filled with doses of joy upon receiving this title. Now get to work please." Pringles: "Yeah, yeah~" He hovered toward Shizuka.
Pringles: "Sup' bro? Mind switching alignments here?" *ignores* Pringles: "For me?" *ignores* Pringles: "Pretty please?" *ignores* Pringles: "......" *ignores* He was lost for words. After a few seconds of fruitless brainstorming, he merely closed his eyes, turned around and-
Pringles: "FINE! Keep being a bastard and hurting friends. NEVER talking to you again!" After a few seconds, he dimply opened one eye in order to check Shizuka's reaction.
*ignores* Pringles: "........" Out of ideas, Pringles admitted defeat and flew back to the group hovering in the sky.
"Blinded by own inner desires, one cannot possibly perceive one's environment properly. Shizuka can't sense any of his deceased friends. And none of the human communication methods will resonate with him." Vampko: "Then what do we do...?" He couldn't bear it anymore. He didn't like fighting, and above all he didn't like seeing his friends fighting each other. As an ex-Leader, the whole conflict just reminded him anew how he couldn't protect his friends from death. Yet again, after finally making amends even with the dead, friendship must be torn asunder.
"Strip the shadow. Though it's said that once you give up on your shadow, you give up on yourself." Ubi: "In other words... Eradicating Shizuka is the sole available path toward his salvation?" "Indeed." Vampko: "Why...? WHY?! Why must everything with demons end in death!?" A single tear flowed from his left eye.
Lopez: "As much as I want to believe the guy's lying I just... can't. This is just so messed up... Who? Who the hell chose this fate for us!? Why must we suffer!?" "God did." He was saying that with all seriousness, while pointing toward the sky.
"He who is your creator, as well as your friend." Lopez: "What...?" Ubi: "......." He attempted to figure out the meaning of that line. A few possible theories formed in his head, yet none felt feasible enough at that point.
"Want answers? Let us move onward then." Ubi: "Very well."
As Belial clicked his fingers, dark shadows were shot by Shizuka in all directions. The trio was fast to react, with each jumping to a different direction in order to evade. However, escaping unharmed was beyond impossible. Each of them sustained decent damage. As the attack stopped, they each wanted to confirm each other's conditions. But before they had the chance to-
everything was covered in black.
"Taste the infinite despair which comes along with complete uncertainty."
Lopez: "Guys? Can you hear-" "WAAAAAH!!!" Lopez: "Vampko, was that you-" "GAHHH!" Lopez: "U-Ubi...?" Fear began to build inside him. He was slowly stepping backwards, looking at all directions in panic.
"When fear pierces into your heart, that is the time to depart." The voice came from behind. He turned around-
Belial's pitchform went through him. Light suddenly returned.
Vampko: "Lopez!!!" He couldn't believe his eyes.
He began to run to help him. But was halted.
Lopez: "DON'T. Just... don't..." Vampko: "...What?" Lopez: "It is... already...too late for me..." His mind was dizzy. As the final struggle, he laid his eyes on the enemy in front of him - Belial.
Lopez: "Funny... When I look at you this close... I can see it.. We... should have scanned you... Because... You actually have... A wea-" The fork was pulled out just as he was about to finish the vital sentence. To it, was attached a shiny ball. Belial took it and
"Now he won't be able to speak anymore."
Lopez (Omoikane) was devoured by Belial on the Final Turn
Vampko: "No... Lopez... No..." Ubi: "You... deserve a thousand death Lopez... for constantly leaving the stage before revealing the most... vital... information..."
Vampko: "Ubi...?" He turned around. Tears were now literally bursting from his eyes.
Ubi: "Seems as if... End has been reached for my program..." Vampko: "No... NOOOO!" He dashed in order to support Ubi.
Vampko: "You can't leave now! I'm... I'm not qualified for this thing!"
Ubi: "I'll be watching you... from above..." He went with his hand over Vampko's face, wiping tears.
Vampko: "I... I don't want to stay alone! Why me!? Why must it always be me!?" Ubi: "Just... remember. We all live only once. That's why... you gotta do your best during the time you are given..." He closed his eyes...
Vampko: "No... Please... No... NOOOOOO! Please don't leave me here alone!!!"
Tears were flowing from his eyes right on Ubi's face, like a salty rain. He didn't lift his grasp. He still had hope. Hope that at least Ubi will come back.
Vampko: "Huh...?" He felt a gentle hand wiping tears dry.
Ubi: "It seems like your determination to keep your friends alive allowed me to stay in existence. Fine, let us do this once again."
Vampko: "Ubi you idiot! Don't leave me alone like that!" Ubi: "Yeah, yeah I heard you alright." His eyes then met Belial's.
"Still believe you can win this?" Ubi didn't answer immediately. He closed his eyes. Smiled. And-
Ubi: "In the infinite sea of uncertainty, friends can show you the way to light. Whoever fights alone - dies alone. Such will be your fate."
Lopez falls! Against unlikely odds, can the united Ubi and Vampko defeat the big bad!?
Information Leak Belial used Sukukaja Belial used Sukukaja Belial used Aliment Magic Shadow Shizuka used Rampage Belial used Hunt Physical
So he has a weakness: wind or expel. It is a shame that lopez did not mention anything about scan directly mentioning weaknesses when I asked him; I suppose its effect on this non-standard creature might be different than when used normally.
Action: sacrifice Pringles for full HP recovery
Vampko, heal yourself.
Let us continue the prolonged cycle of barely keeping ourselves afloat as they blast us with a ridiculous number of powerful attacks and simultaneously making themselves moreso invincible via sukukaja.
Ubiquitor wrote:Let us continue the prolonged cycle of barely keeping ourselves afloat as they blast us with a ridiculous number of powerful attacks and simultaneously making themselves moreso invincible via sukukaja.