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                            Virtual On:Oratorio Tangram:
                                   The Specineff FAQ
                                             by 
                                    OtakuDude007
                                                   
    a.k.a JinJiro97
    a.k.a Duo Maxwell
    a.k.a Mako-Chan's Boyfriend.
    a.k.a Shinigami
    a.k.a Emotional,Girl and Anime Obsessed,Filippino American in NY Freak   
            with the Homicidal Mania(Just Kidding,I won't hurt you!!) :)
    
    Disclaimer: I do NOT own the Virtual On series.Neither do I own Gundam Wing, 
    Sailor Moon, or any of the Anime I'll make references to.They are
    copyright to their owners.
    
    
       Anyways,let's get to the point.I notice that Specie here is the most 
    underrated character in VOOT.He has below average armor(not as bad as Fei-Yen 
    Kn, Angelan,Cypher,and Ajim,in the order from "best" of them to worst of 
    them),bad V-Armor,and the worst stability in the game.However,I believe that 
    if played right,he could be the best character in the game.Better than 
    Apharmd B and Temjin,the 2 biggest cheapos besides Ajim(Though I do like all 
    3 of them). This is due to his speed,agility,homing,ability to disable 
    weapons,weapons power,and good CC abilities.
       Oh,and one more thing.This faq has a lot of Anime references,so you might 
    not understand my jokes.
    
    Version .1-Faq created.10/9/00 
    
    Version .2-Faq revised.Errors corrected.10/9/00 
    
    Version .3-I noticed the error on the contents section.Fixed it.(You know,the 
                     thing about Suggestions.)10/26/00
    
    Version .4-Added an invitation for suggestions in the "Types of Players" 
                     section.Also added something on the Ajim section.10/27/00
    
    Version .5-Added some stuff on the Strategy and Specials.11/24/00
    
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    Table of Contents
    -----------------------
    A.Legend
    B.Attacks
    C.CC
    D.Specials
    E.Strategy
    F.Vs.Others
    G.Vs.Ajim
    H.Secrets
    I.Types of players
    J.Thanks
    
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    A.Now,for the Legend:
    -------------------------
    RW-Right Weapon
    RT-Right Turbo
    LW-Left Weapon
    LT-Left Turbo
    CW-Center Weapon(both weapon buttons)
    CT-Center Turbo(both turbos)
    D-dash
    C-crouch
    J-jump
    fd-forward dash
    sd-side dash
    bd-backdash
    l.a.d-low altitude dash
    CC-close combat
    
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    B.The Attacks
    
    Note:Specineff was built to be good at speed, agility ,and attack power.
    His weapons prove that true.
    ---------------
    LW-Blue Orb.Slow flying.Homes in.Small damage.
    CLW-LW,just faster.
    JLW-standing LW,just jumping
    DLW-Same
    CDLW-Same
    JDLW-Same
    
    RW-Laser Bolt.Good speed.Alright Damage
    CRW-Same as above except much faster.
    JRW-Same as when standing.
    DRW-Same as when standing,except FD variant is good at knockdowns.
    CDRW-Good Speed,good homing,and alright damage. 
    JDRW-Same as DRW,except in the air.
    
    CW-Sonic Wave.Good speed,can go over obstacles,GOOD damage.
    CCW-Crazy Speed,but loses some damage potential from standing version.
    JCW-Normal RW,just jumping.
    DCW-Literally a dashing CW.Forward version is hard to hit with,though.
    CDCW-Literally a dashing CCW.
    JDCW-Literally a dashing jump CW.
    
    LTLW-Pink orb.Cancels use of LW for enemy for 15 seconds.
    CLTLW-Faster than above,yet only lasts 8 seconds.
    JLTLW-Same as standing variant,just airborne.
    
    RTLW-BIG orb.Very Slow.Alright damage.
    CRTLW-A little faster,but not enough.
    JRTLW-The usual.
    
    LTRW-Blue orb.Same as LTLW,just for RW.
    CLTRW-Same as CLTLW,just for RW.
    JLTRW-Do I have to go on?
    
    RTRW-Diamond bolt.Does good damage.Poor(but not bad) recovery,though.
    CRTRW-Faster version.However,if it hits an aerial opponent,it will send them 
    soaring 
                 uncontrollably into the sky.But the poor recovery still is 
    existant.
    JRTRW-Ditto.
    
    LTCW-Throws wings at the opponent.Fast,OK damage,but doesn't home in.
    CLTCW-Faster version than above.
    JLTLW-Duh.
    
    RTCW-Big Sonic Wave(I call it "Sparkling Darkness").Slower than normal     
     version in start-up but does GREAT damage.
    CRTCW-Faster,does more damage. but loses it's power to home in.
    JRTCW-A little faster in start-up than standing variant,but does similar   
     damage.
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    C.Close Combat
    
    Note:Specineff is extremely fast in close range.He also does Great damage.
    If these abilities are noted well,he could be better than Apharmd B in close 
    combat!HAHAHAHA............Just kidding, no one can match that guy in CC.
     
    
    Well,here we go..................
    
    LW-Swings Claw.Fast.Alright Damage.
    CLW-Sweeps with claw.Same as above.
    RTLW-Punches hard with claw.A little slower,but does more damage
    JLW-Does alright damage,but since the CW variant does more damage 
      and is just as fast,why do this one?
    
    RW-Swings long launcher.Alright speed.Better damage than claw,though.
    CRW-Sweeps with long launcher.
    RTRW-Kicks.Alright speed.Does good damage.
    JRW-Same with LW variant.Does slightly more damage,but with the CW 
    version............?
    
    CW-Swings Scythe.Alright Speed.Great Damage.
    CCW-Sweep Kicks opponent.Good Damage,Average Speed.
    RTCW-Swings Wings.A Little Slow,but does better damage than Scythe.
    JCW-Best variant.Good damage,great counter move,great speed.
    
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    D.Special Moves.
    
    Note:Specie's specials aren't all that good(save two),but they are alright.
    -----------------------
    
    CW Disable 
    Perform-CTCW
    Result-2 beams with average damage,with a good knockdown chance,and
               disables the Center Weapon.
    Plus-No more CW's from enemy for 15 sec.
    Minus-Goes directly forward.Could be dodged easily.
    Rating- Alright.Counts on enemy's CW.
    
    
    "I am the Demon Summoner!"
    Perform-Rotate left or right,LW
    Result-Spirit Flames come out and track the opponent.
    Plus-GREAT Damage.
    Minus-Loses power and flame grouping aspect from mid to far range.
    Rating-Great up close.Sucks from afar.
    
    
    Sliding Ram
    Perform-CFDCW
    Result-Ground Slide attack.
    Plus-Great Damage
    Minus-Empties Specie's ammo gauges,and you know how long it takes to   
               charge those................
    Rating-If you're good at utilizing Specie's agility while the weapons charge  
               up,use this a little.If not,forget it.
    
    
    13 Minute Warning
    Perform-Start x2
    Result-Specie dies in 13 seconds,but gains invincibility till then.
    Plus-Your invincible.
    Minus-You die in 13 seconds.
    Rating-Use this as a last ditch effort.But if you're really good with 
              Specie,like me,YOU DO NOT NEED THIS!
    Duo's response after accidentally performing it:S**T,S**T,S**T!!!!!!
    
    
    Spinning Scythe
    Perform-In close,Rotate Left/Right and press CW
    Result-Specie swings his Scythe like a helicopter rotor above his head.
    Plus-Hits jumping opponents and does good damage.
    Minus-Hits ONLY jumping opponents
    Rating-Ditch it........for obvious reasons.
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    E.Strategy
    
    
       Specineff is, as I said in the beginning, quick,agile,and 
    powerful.However,his V.Armor ,and Stability leave a whole lot lacking.As for 
    his armor,it's not all that bad,though it is weak to a point.
       As for strategies................
    
    Remember:
    --------------
    Do:Keep moving.Staying still with Specie is near suicide. Heero Yuy:I 
    know.That's  why I want to do it.
    Do:Use those Weapon disablers.
    Do:Fight in CC when you have your chance.Specie is pretty good there.
    Do:Use the Sonic Wave or "Sparkling Darkness" when enemies use cover.
          It goes right over the obstacle and hits that fool.
    Do:Smack your opponent silly by dodging all his/her attacks and killing them 
          using only CC...........if you can.
    Do:Smite the cowards who run away and refuse CC........unless they're 
          probably Grys-Vok ,who REALLY sucks at CC.
    Do:Play agressive.Stick to your enemy and don't let up(OK,it's my style,but 
    just try it 
         once.You might like it).
    Do:Try to find your style with Specineff if you don't like to play 
    aggresive.Just don't do 
          Long Range Bombardment ,aka Chicken Playing.
    Do Not:Stay still and fire a weapon as long as you're prone to attacks.
    Do Not:Play Chicken.Specie isn't supposed to be like that.
    Do Not:Run into enemy's line of fire. 
    Do Not:Say Specie sucks.If you can't play him,don't say he sucks,just find 
          your type of character.Say that................AND YOU"LL FACE MY    
          WRATH!!! Ahem....................
    
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    F. VS. other characters
    
    Note:Here,I tell you how to fight Specie's opponents.I'll tell you right now 
    also who he reigns over,and who's always ticking him off.
    
    Disadvantage-Dorkas 5.4/5.45,Ajim Special,and Cypher
    Normal-Specie,Temjin,Fei-Yen Knight,Ajim,Apharmd B,and Apharmd S
    Advantage-Dorkas 5.2,Grys-Vok,Angelan,Bal-Series, and Raiden
    
    Also,I'll constantly talk about ver.5.2 and ver. 5.4/5.45,which are different 
    versions of the arcade machine.Notice also that 5.45 is the DC version and 
    exactly the same to ver.5.4.Now,on with the show!!!!!
    
    
    Vs.Angelan
    ---------------
       Those Ice Dragons can be EXTREMELY pesky.Not only do they always track 
    you,but they knock you down if you're hit.They do a descent amount of 
    damage.Hang in there and keep dodging.Also,she has good V.Armor.Fight in at 
    least mid range and stay near.Firing from far is a no-no.
    Oh,and for that Ice Shield,simple:find a way around it.
       As for CC,she's slow and does good damage,while you're much more quick and 
    agile and can dish off better damage, so use this to your advantage.
    
    Vs.Apharmd B
    -------------------
       Allow me to say one thing:Not so scary up close as he seems.Yes.That's 
    right:you stand a chance against him in CC!Though he causes EXCELLENT
    Damage in CC,he is average in the other parts.You're faster than him,so use 
    this to your advantage!Of course,beware that damage power..................
       As for Long Range,just dodge all that he tosses at you.His SMG's may have 
    ultra-fast speed,but you can dodge them,right? They don't home-in,so it's no 
    problem.Just beware his Punt Bomb.It does extraordinary damage,and may be his 
    best bet against you.
    
    
    Vs.Apharmd S
    -------------------
       Apharmd B's bro may have missles that have good tracking and do good 
    damage,but don't let this fool you.You can do it, just keep moving.Do 
    everything in your power to stop him,and don't stand still!
       As for CC,he's totally average in all aspects,so dazzle him with your 
    speed and screw him over.
       Oh,and watch out for that Punt Bomb.
    
    Vs. Bal-Series
    ------------------
       Keep moving.His weapons that home in well are pretty slow and if you can 
    out run him or his attacks,you'll obliterate him.As a matter of fact,even his 
    beam weapons are slow for their type.If you're constantly dodging due to 
    Specie's agility,than you'll win without breaking a sweat.Just be careful of 
       As for CC,he's fast and does good damage,but not as fast as you.Keep this 
    in mind and you'll win CC against him.
    
    
    Vs. Bradtos
    ---------------
       Heh heh.........the bosses are really easier for Specie than the normal 
    characters.In fact,Dordray and Cypher(Specie's worst enemies) pose a much 
    bigger threat than this Crystal fiend.
       Keep dodging his attacks carefully.When Bradtos shows his Crystals,carpet 
    them with RWs and CWs.When his life is low,start hitting him with 
    RTCWs.You'll stop him in no time.
    
    
    Vs. Cypher
    ---------------
       Ah,yes.Specie's second worst enemy is here.Since chicken butt is more 
    agile than Specineff,you may have a marathon fight on your hands.He happens 
    to have extreme armor problems though,so every hit does count.Anyway,keep 
    trying your best to hit him,and dodge his attacks in return.
       And as for CC,he's history due to his weak armor,but since he always runs 
    away,where's your chance to execute him fair and square,huh?
       As for his Specials,Sonic Wave or "Sparkling Darkness" him during them.
    
    Vs.Dordray
    ---------------
       Well,this dude is a 2-sided a-hole.He sucks against you in 5.2,where he's 
    too slow for you even though he did great damage.However,he became your worst 
    nightmare in 5.4/5.45,where he was speeded up a bit and his weapons started 
    to do much more damage.Also,his JsdCW had two more Flame Saws added to it 
    making it take 1/2 of your life if all 3 saws hit. 
        First things first.To deal with his 5.4/5.45 variant(5.2 is too easy to 
    beat),
    DO NOT use your slow yet powerful attacks.It's better to use faster ones that 
    don't get reflected by V.Armor.Also,beware of his Drill and Claw.They latch 
    onto you like leeches, slowing you down, and draining your energy.  
    Hang on and keep dodging,but just remember that YOU WILL ALMOST ALWAYS GET 
    HIT by his D&C combo.
        As for CC........HE DOES TOO MUCH DAMAGE AND HIS RANGE IS PARALLELED ONLY 
    BY TEMJIN, so be extremely careful and use only hit and run tactics.Sure he's 
    a little slow,but his range and damage make 
    up for it.
        Just remember that every win you get was a lucky break.
        
    UPDATE----Now I know how to beat him in CC!!Use JCW when: 
                        A.He attacks and you could counterattack with something.
                        B.He 's about to do his CD Rush.
                        C.He wakes up from a knock down and his blinking 
                            wears off.And finally...........
                        D.When he jumps to get away from CC.   
                        
    
    Vs. Fei-Yen Knight
    ------------------------
         Surprise,surprise.Look who's just as fast and as agile as you.Of 
    course,you can beat her.Fei's Long Range attacks do very little damage,and 
    she takes damage like a baby.However,when her Hyper Mode is enabled,she's 
    faster and more agile than you,and is extremely powerful in damage power.She 
    still takes baby damage though,so if you can get a few hits off of her,you're 
    lucky.
         As for CC,she's as fast as you and does just as good damage.In Hyper 
    Mode,she'll probably fricassee you if your not careful,so do be.Just remember 
    her weakness,her low armor.
      
    
    Vs.Grys-Vok
    -----------------
          Easy.He may have the ability to do crazy damage with his missles,and 
    can fill the entire screen with them, but you're much faster than those 
    walking timebombs,so walk circles around him and hit him hard.
           As for CC,he doesn't stand a chance.Sure,his range is good,but his 
    damage and speed don't make up for it.
    
    
    Vs.Raiden
    --------------
          Easy.He stays slightly or fully immobile during most of his attacks,so 
    run around his fat butt and pressure him to death.If he does his armor-shed 
    special,all it takes is one hit to kill him,so you've got this wrapped up.
          As for CC,he does good damage and as good range,but is a little slow on 
    the draw.Again,literally run circles around him and pressure him to death.
    
    
    Vs. Specineff
    ------------------
          Exactly a fair battle.It literally brings up the phrase "Know yourself 
    and you'll know your enemy".This one is up to you. Do what you want,and get 
    through your enemy by knowing your own weaknessess and strengths and 
    exploiting your/his weaknesses.
    
    Vs. Tangram
    ----------------
          Like I said,Specie's the best character against the bosses and this 
    battle sure proves it.So,to falter Tangram's plans to destroy the 
    Universe,dodge his attacks and when his eye pops up,constantly RTRW and RTCW 
    it.In no time,he'll be finished off.Just remember that if you didn't kill him 
    on the second pass,you've failed.
    
    Vs. Temjin
    --------------
          So,your best friend(I say this because Temjin is like Gundam Wing 0 and 
    Specie is like Gundam DeathScythe Hell,whose pilots are best buds) happens to 
    be the all-rounder and the second place cheapo,next to Ajim.No problem.Since 
    his weapons always fire in a straightforward manner,dodge like crazy and hit 
    him with your best.
         As for CC,he has the best range but he's a little slow and has only OK 
    attack power.Pop his cap with your superior speed and finish him off.
         Now,for avoiding his cheapo specials,use the "Sparkling Darkness" on the 
    Surfing Ram,and do either the Sonic Wave or the previously mentioned attack 
    for his Tornado Swing.
    
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    G.Vs.Ajim
    
    
        Ajim is another 2 sided A-hole just like Dordray.He is either on par with 
    Specie,or a menace to him.Either way,I'm dealing about our favorite 
    transluscent cheapo with paper-thin armor,high Power,and high speed when 
    played as unlocked or our favorite transluscent cheapo with heavy armor,high 
    power,and high speed when played by the CPU in a secret code.
         To get him to fight you,play chicken and win by time out until he comes 
    down in a glorius UP arrow and takes away your new opponent's life like
    the Angel of Death.
         However,this dude is a cheese.He only takes half the damage you could 
    deliver to Temjin,does more damage than Dordray,and is faster than Cypher.
    To beat him:
             Do:Get hit by his Darkest colored ball.It'll restore all your life 
    to 100%!
             Do:Hit him with your strongest.Small attacks do too little harm.
             Do:Dodge like mad.Standing still will get you an early grave.
             Do:Engage CC.Since though he does SUPERIOR damage,he's slow 
                   on the draw in this field,and you can screw him over in this 
                   position.Of course,he acts like Cypher and avoids CC mostly.
             Do:Run like hell when he does his self-nuke,for obvious reasons.
             Do Not:Get hit by any of his other balls or specials.They do weird   
                   things and crazy damage.
             Do Not:Hit him when he's starting up his self-nuke.Believe me,you'll 
    do 
                   more damage letting him self-nuke and running away from 
                   him.After all,it does take off 50% of his current health. 
           # Do Not:Flirt with Mako-Chan/Lita/Sailor Jupiter while I'm gone.If 
    you 
                   do,I'll screw with the game's source code,put DeathScythe Hell 
                   Custom in it,and kill you in one hit.*
    
          Sorry guys,but she's my girlfriend.Duo Maxwell's girlfriend.Me and her 
    were meant for each 
    other!**Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..................................
    SHINEI!!!!!!!!!!***
    
          Anyways,if you do beat him,and NOT by time-out win,you can play him by 
    winning/losing the game,going to the character select screen,and pressing
    LT&RT on the Random sign.Ajim will appear and you can pick him. 
         However,Juro Watari and co.,to keep the game balanced,made the playable 
    Ajim extremely weak in armor(the worst in the game).Oh well,at least he plays 
    quick and strong still.
         And one more thing.Set the timers on your Dreamcast and VMU to the 2nd 
    half of the month your on(besides January) or else you won't see the 
    "Transluscent,Cheap,Paper Armor Crystal Freak" 
         
    *-Sailor Jupiter is my favorite Sailor Senshi,hence my jealousy.
    **-I believe that Duo Maxwell From Gundam W deserves Kino   
         Makoto from Sailor Moon.Sorry Hilde fans.Heck,Duo is my favorite GW 
         character and I want my 2 favorite anime characters to end up together.
    ***-Shinei--Japanese for die.
    #-Parody of Forman's VOOT faq Ajim section joke.
    
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    H.Secrets
    
    Not much here,just some stuff you've never expected.
    
    
    Version 5.2
    --------------
      Beat the 1P mode with all 11 characters.
    You get to play the first released version of VOOT in the arcades,which has 
    minor differences.
    
    
    Ajim
    ------
     Look in the Ajim section.
    
    
    CG ending
    --------------
      Beat the 1P mode with all 11 characters w/o dying.(impossible,eh?)
    
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    I.Types of Players.
    
    In this section,I've compiled the type of people who play VOOT.I got 
    inspiration for this from JChristoper's faq for MvC2 Crowd Pleasers.
    
    
    The average player-Knows a thing or 2 about the game.Isn't really that good 
    at the game,but can play alright.Comes in differing shapes,sizes, and attire.
    
    The girl-A rarity really.Constantly picks the female characters.Are usually 
    beginners just hanging around with their boyfriends,but at chances can be an 
    expert.Take Fei-Yuki Knight of SiVoc fame for example.
    
    The VOC Member-Member of a Virtual On Club.Can be a beginner to an expert,but 
    you might accidentally fight the club leader.Stay away from these leaders 
    unless you're really good.You won't stand a chance. 
    
    The Scrub-An Above-Average player.However,plays characters extremely cheap in 
    a certain manner, like Temjin always doing Specials or Ajim/Cypher playing 
    chicken.
    
    The Nerd-Extremely intelligent and has mastered the Bal-Series' complex 
    attacks.Is an obvious expert,and is actually not a stereotypical nerd.Still 
    has the glasses or so.
    
    The Universal Century Fan-A fan of the original Gundam dimension.Hates
    Specineff and Temjin,since they resemble 2 famous A.C Gundams.Picks 
    Cypher,but doesn't play chicken.Usually an expert.
    
    The Specie Freak a.k.a Duo Fan(ME!)-Expert player.Dresses up like Duo Maxwell 
    from Gundam W and usually picks Specineff.Can be talkative and friendly,but 
    fights like the Angel of Death during "battle".Also prone to flirting with 
    the girls.
    
    Heero copycat-Expert Player who dresses like Heero Yuy from GW.Usually picks 
    Temjin,but plays without being cheap.A little quiet and has a temper if he 
    loses,but is actually friendly once you know him.
    
    The Best Friend-If you're an expert,is an expert too.Plays cheap against you 
    to play around and always insults you.Of course,it's all just for fun.
    
    
    If you have any suggestions, I'll put them up.Just e-mail me at 
    OtakuDude007@Aol.com. 
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    J.Thanks
    
    
    Thanks to-------
    
    All those who created VOOT-It's such a great game.
    All those who like and play VOOT-Duh why!
    Gundam Wing-It helped me to like the VO series after I stopped liking 
                      VOOM.
    My friends-They noticed that "that old game called Virtual On looks like 
                      Gundam Wing!" therefore getting me(and them) to like VO 
                      again.
    Forman-This VO player inspired some of my jokes through his faq.
    JChristopher-For creating that Crowd Pleasers MvC2 Faq.It inspired me to 
                      create the "Types of Players" part.
                                               and
                          Everyone Else who deserves thanks.