The Last Blade 2 Quotes and Dialogue Guide
v1.2 (April 14, 2000)

This document Copyright 2000 Robert Iu <robertsmac@aol.com>

This document is for private and personal use only.  I intended this work to 
be used as an easy way to reference specific character quotes and/or endings 
for those who might need it, though you may not copy large parts of this 
without my permission.  If you make use of something you find here give 
credit where it is due.  Please do not put this in anything that is to be 
sold for money or otherwise profit from.

The Last Blade 2 is Copyright SNK Corp. of America and SNK Corporation 1998.

This is my first quotes and dialogue guide for a Neo-Geo game.  And what a 
great game this is.  It has great controls, characters, story, graphics, and 
all on a system that is still surviving after all these years.  Some of the 
dialogues and quotes get a bit cheesy when they insult someone though.  
Please e-mail me if you know any quotes that are not on here.


Character Order
--------------
     Amano Hyo
     Ichijo Akari
     Takane Hibiki
     Kanzaki Juzoh
     Kaede
     Kagami Shinnosuke
     Sanada Kojiroh
     Lee Rekka
     Minakata Moriya
     Mukuro
     Genbu no Okina
     Setsuna
     Naoe Shigen
     Washizuka Keiichiro
     Yuki
     Zantetsu
Hidden Characters
     Hagure Hitogata
     Kaede (normal version)
     Naoe Kotetsu
     Kouryu (boss)

Notes:

In [brackets] are a brief description of the animations in the endings.

Quotes listed under "Close fight" are those that you get when you win the 
last round with a flashing life bar.

Quotes listed under "Fatal hit" are those that you get when you "kill" the 
opponent either by slashing them in half or stabbing them so blood comes 
rushing out of their body.  Finishing your opponent with a desperation or 
super desperation move also gets this quote.  Hibiki has four of these 
depending on how many 'fatal hit' finishes she has had.

Quotes listed under "Mirror match" are those that you get when facing 
yourself.

I think the priorities for the special quotes goes from "Mirror match" to 
"Close fight" to "Fatal hit" meaning that you would get the "Mirror match" 
quote over the other two if you also had a mirror match and/or close match 
and so on.


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Amano Hyo
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[Note: He has a multi-part ending in which you can choose which one you 
want.]
Win Quotes:
     Heh, heh.  Good fight, buddy!
     Oooh, got a little too serious.  You okay there, little buddy?
Close fight:
     Whoa.  That was close.  Let's do that one more time.
Fatal hit:
     Bed time already?  Get serious, bud!
Mirror match:
     Imitation's okay, but try a little more class.

Mid-boss: Hibiki
--------
Amano:
     Heh, heh, heh... I've found you.
Amano:
     That tea house there... let's have a chat.
Hibiki:
     Sorry, stud.  I'm on a mission.
Hibiki:
     Now, big boy... get out of my way.
Amano:
     Oh?  Such confidence.
Hibiki:
     Move out of my way, or you shall perish!
Amano:
     Very well.  Show me your stuff!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[a man raises his hand to stop you in the town square]
Hanbei:
     Hey, wait up!  Wait, you there!
Hanbei:
     I've looked all over Edo for you I think!  That, what?  It's rude,
     but I have something to ask.  Forgive my impertinence.
[Hanbei holds his hand out]
Hanbei:
     Do you know Master Hyo?
     Button A: Yes, I do.  Button B: Who's he?

Button B (or wait 5 seconds):
[Amano sits under the cherry tree, depressed]
Amano:
     Hanbei, that bonehead.
[credits/end]

Button A:
[Hanbei winks his eye at you]
Hanbei:
     Really?  I thought so.  I have words from him.
     Listen carefully.
Hanbei:
     It's an important message.  If you are a man,
     make your way to "The Cherry Tree"
     if you are a woman, you must go here: "Yuki-Machi"
Hanbei:
     I have spoken my peace.  ...I beg my leave.
     Button A: "The Cherry Tree"  Button B: "Yuki-Machi"

(wait 5 seconds):
[Amano sits under the cherry tree, depressed]
Amano:
     Hanbei, that bonehead.
[credits/end]

Button B:
[Amano waves to you inside a room with a window revealing the moon]
Amano:
     Sorry for bringing you so far.  I've been waiting for this...
     Just the two of us, together.
[Amano comes closer to you]
Amano:
     A woman of your strength.  And what skill you have!
     I'm serious when I say, I'm glad we have met.
[Amano closes his eyes]
Amano:
     And I hope we can meet again!  Somewhere.  Someplace.
[Amano has a surprised look on his face]
Amano:
     That reminds me!  Do you know the Internet?
[Amano grins]
     Write down this address.  Look me up some time.
[Amano has serious look on his face]
Amano:
     " http://www.neogeo.co.jp/gextuka "  This is the place.
     I'll be there for a little while.  If you can't find me,
     just pretend we didn't meet.
[Amano winks at you as he raises a cup]
Amano:
     Well, here's to the future.  Drink up!
[credits/end]

Button A:
[Amano who is sitting under a cherry tree waves at you]
Amano:
     Heh, heh, I've been waiting.  Thanks for coming this far.
[Amano comes closer to you]
Amano:
     I just wanted this: to share a glass with you.
Amano:
     Mmmmm.  This is pure nectar!
[Amano has a surprised look on his face]
Amano:
     Where did I get this?
[Amano smiles]
Amano:
     A doctor in Shiukawa.  A long story, that...
[Amano starts to sweat]
Amano:
     No, just borrowed it.  Don't sweat this small stuff.
     Be a man.  Drink up!
[Amano has a serious look on his face]
Amano:
     You seem familiar.
     Have we met before?
Button A: Played Last Blade  Button B: Didn't play Last Blade

(Button B or wait 5 seconds):
[Amano has surprised look on his face]
Amano:
     Guess I was imagining.
[Amano has a grin on his face]
Amano:
     Well, won't hold it against you.
[Amano winks at you as he raises a cup]
Amano:
     Well, let's get drinking.
     Here's to you prowess!  Here's lookin' at you.
[credits/end]

[Amano smiles]
Amano:
     I thought so.
[Amano closes his eyes]
Amano:
     Six months ago.  The time of "The Cherry Tree!"
[Amano opens his eyes a bit and closes them again]
Amano:
     Those were fine times.  I owe you for those.
[Amano has surprised look on his face]
Amano:
     That reminds me.  I'll tell you something.
[Amano has serious look on his face]
Amano:
     During a battle, push down on the " (down)(down-forward)(forward) + 
Start Button".
     You can use this: the Ultimate Raz Move!"
[Amano raises a cup]
Amano:
     Well, here's to friendship.  Drink up.  Cheers!
[credits/end]


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Ichijo Akari
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Awesome!  I'm one tough cookie!
     No problem!  Someone like you, that is.
Close fight:
     Don't be messing with this kid, pal!
Fatal hit:
     Did I overdo it?  Sorry, sweets.
Mirror match:
     If you're gonna imitate me, show a little class, freak!
     
Mid-boss: Juzoh
--------
Akari:
     Juzoh?  Come to bother me?
Juzoh:
     You must turn back.  Leave this to me.
Akari:
     Shut up!  Loudmouth twit.
Akari:
     I'm gonna bop you!  Tease Hikari...
Akari:
     Now pay the price!
Juzoh:
     Enough talk.  I'll teach you!
Juzoh:
     En garde, Akari!  Eeeeyah!
Akari:
     Bring it on!
Akari:
     It won't be easy!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[Juzoh and Akari sit in front of Hikari who is in bed]
Hikari:
     Welcome home, Akari.  You should be careful.
     Father is POed.
[a man walks into the scene, Juzoh and Akari starts to sweat]
Father:
     Akari... come here.
Hikari:
     Uh oh.
[Akari's father is furious and is yelling at Juzoh and Akari, Akari has her 
fingers in her ears while Juzoh cowards a bit]
Father:
     Akari?  You little... are you listening?
     You impetuous... (mumble, mumble)
     You impatient... (mumble, mumble)
[Akari disappears much to the amazement of Juzoh]
Juzoh:
     Ah!
[Akari and three friends are outside]
Shee:
     Cat's out of the bag!
Achee:
     Huh?  So what?
Hijirin:
     That's right.  Juzoh'll help.  Isn't that so Akari?
Akari:
     Oh yeah?
[Akari points ahead of her]
Akari:
     It's a mermaid.  That one's next.  Here I go!
[the four girls go running towards the town square]
     And so, yet again, Akari fond a way to...
     A way to leave Japan.
[Akari's father is still yelling and Juzoh looks back with tears running down 
his face as Akari's paper doll stands on top of Juzoh with it's arm raised]
Father:
     You immature brat... (mumble, mumble)


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Takane Hibiki
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Note: For Hibiki's 'fatal hit' quotes, the first one you get will always be 
the first one.  The second and third will be the second one listed and so on. 
A human challenger will also count into the total.]

Win Quotes:
     A swordsman?  Anyone with a sword...
     Satisfied?  Pops?
Close fight:
     Send me home!
Fatal hit:
  1  No way!  There's just no way!
 2-3 This was the only way.  It couldn't be helped.
 4-5 I can't take it!  I'm going mental!
 6-> Now... I've got it!
Mirror match:
     You look just like me.

Mid-boss: Amano
--------
Hibiki:
     ...Hyo?  Why are you here?
Amano:
     Just one reason: To see your pretty face!
Amano:
     How about it?  A little tea over there.
Hibiki:
     Sorry, big boy.  I'm on a mission.
Hibiki:
     So, move it, or lose it, pal!
Amano:
     Well... such a temper.
Hibiki:
     Sorry, buddy.  I have to go.
Hibiki:
     Even if it's you.  No one will stop me.
Amano:
     Hey?!!!  Are you serious?

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[shot pans to show Hibiki kneeling in front of a grave in a cemetery]
Hibiki:
     Father.  I never met him.  I never met the master.
     But I sure learned a lot.
[close-up of Hibiki, her eyes closed, praying]
Hibiki:
     I understand your counsel.
[shot of the gravestone with a jar with incense on top of it]
Hibiki:
     So, father, I'm leaving again.
[Hibiki has her eyes closed and is smiling]
Hibiki:
     To know more about the world!
[she looks to her side]
Hibiki:
     But, don't worry.  I have a strong ally.
[Amano, who is on a path in the cemetery, sneezes]
Amano:
     Eeeyah... ah chooo!
[Hibiki has her hand to her face and laughs]
Hibiki:
     ...Heh, heh.

Alternate Ending:
To get this, you have to get at least 6 'fatal hit' finishes before you 
finish the game. This means either killing all your opponents up to Amano 
(because you can't 'fatal hit' him nor Kouryu) or finishing enough human 
opponents to meet the requirement.

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[shot pans to show Hibiki kneeling in front of a grave in a cemetery]
Hibiki:
     Father.  I never met him.  I never met the master.
     But I sure learned a lot.
[close-up of Hibiki, her eyes closed, praying]
Hibiki:
     I understand your counsel.
[shot of the gravestone with a jar with incense on top of it]
Hibiki:
     So, father, I'm leaving again.
[looks away from the gravestone with an evil looking grin]
Hibiki:
     As a warrior, I hope to equal my idol...
Hibiki:
     I will triumph!


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanzaki Juzoh
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Gah hah hah!  I win again.  Of course.
     I'm gonna bop you all the way to the Stone Age.
Close fight:
     Ooooooh.  I need some food.
Fatal hit:
     I'm...on...fire!
Mirror match:
     Wild, dude.  It's like looking into a mirror!

Mid-boss: Akari
--------
Juzoh:
     Akari, sit down.  Wait here now.
Akari:
     Are you nuts?  No way, pal!
Juzoh:
     Please, Akari.  Leave this to me!
Akari:
     What's your problem?
Akari:
     Very well.  This is for Hikari!
Juzoh:
     Yaaaah!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[blackness]
Juzoh:
     Watch out, Akari!
Juzoh:
     Goowaaaah!
Akari:
     Phwaaah!
[Juzoh lies on the ground as Akari stands above him, yelling]
Akari:
     Juzoh!  Get up, Juzoh!
Akari:
     Juzoh!  Juuuuzoh!
Juzoh:
     A, Akari....
Akari:
     Juzoh!
Juzoh:
     Enough, Akari!
Akari:
     What?
Juzoh:
     It's no use, Akari.  This is the big one.
     Give my love to Hikari!
Akari:
     What are you saying?  Don't be such a dolt!
Juzoh:
     I am so grateful.  Thank you, Akari.
[a shot of Hikari against a dreamy background]
Juzoh:
     Forgive me, Hikari.  I won't be coming home!
Juzoh:
     But wait!  I'm alive!  I'm alive!
[image of Hikari fades away]
Akari:
     Juzoh?  Juuuuuzohhhhhh!
[ending credits starts to scroll]
[big red exclamation mark]
Juzoh:
     Akari, wait!
Akari:
     Idiot!  Who'd wait for you?!
[a very cartoony animation of Juzoh chasing Akari]
Juzoh:
     Please.  Wait for meeee!
Akari:
     Shut up!  After that garbage?  "Oh, I won't be going home..."
     I can't believe it.  Hikari's gonna hear about this!
Juzoh:
     No, not that!  Hah, hah, hah!


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Kaede
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Cheer up, bud.  I'm no cake walk.
     Ok, that's enough.  If we go on, you're hamburger!
Close fight:
     By the Seiryu, I will not lose!
Fatal hit:
     Later, chump!
Mirror match:
     That was too tough for a little recreation!
To Kaede (normal):
     After a little bit.  Hang in there, pal!

Mid-boss: Moriya
--------
Kaede:
     Moriya... I knew you'd come.
Moriya:
     ...
Kaede:
     Leave this to me.  You know, don't you?
Kaede:
     What lies ahead... what evil, pain...
Moriya:
     Move, Kaede.  Stop me, and die.
Kaede:
     ...Grrrr!
[Kaede transform into Awakened Kaede]

[after the battle]

Kaede:
     I will go on.
Moriya:
     No way!  It's my turn.
Kaede:
     You don't understand.  Kouryu awaits us.
Kaede:
     The Fifth Guardian.  And our master, too.
Kaede:
     I don't want you to see him in disgrace.
Moriya:
     Spare me, sis!
Kaede:
     Don't worry.  I will save him!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[shot pans upwards to show Kaede standing behind Kouryu]
Kaede:
     Master!
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     I am Hades' servant, Kouryu!
[colorless shot of a ball of energy coming out of the sky]
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
[colorless shot of Kouryu holding a wounded arm from Kagami]
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[colorless shot of Kouryu without a mask]
[front shot of Kouryu with mask on]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     Splendid.  You've awakened as "Seiryu," Kaede!
Kaede:
     Master...
Gaisei:
     Don't make such a face.  You've done your job.
     Be proud of yourself.
[Kouryu is kneeling next to the shattered pendent]
Gaisei:
     You've all grown so much.  I have but one regret:
     The regret that I won't be able to see you into adulthood.
[shot of Moriya]
Gaisei:
     Moriya...
[shot of Yuki]
Gaisei:
     Yuki
[shot of Kaede]
Gaisei:
     And Kaede... I see a hope for the future.
     Hope, in the three of you.
[Kaede stands behind Gaisei]
Gaisei:
     To know how you've grown... in this way...oh, the irony!
Kaede:
     ...
[Gaisei turns his head]
Gaisei:
     Quick.  Before I lose my freedom, perform the rites!  Seal me away!
[Gaisei raises his sword into the air]
[close-up of his hand and the handle]
[sword turns into a bow]
[he pulls back on it and fires a shot into the ball of energy floating in the 
sky]
[a beam of light shoots up into the ball of energy in the sky]
Gaisei:
     Oooh ohhhhhh!
[a naked Yuki materializes wearing only a necklace with a green pendent]
[a pic sectioned into 4 shows Okina, Shigen, Kaede, and Moriya]
[pans upwards to show a close-up of Yuki holding the necklace and then her 
face]
Yuki:
     Farewell, Kaede... do not lose heart!
     As Seiryu the Guardian, you must live courageously.
Kaede:
     Yuki!  The Vanquished Virgin!  No, not you!  Yuuuuuu-keeee!
[shot pans downward to show snow falling onto Kaede who is looking at his 
hand]
[close-up of Kaede's hand with snow falling and melting on it]
[Kaede looks up]
Kaede:
     Farewell, Master!
Kaede:
     Goodbye, Yuki!
[Kaede transform into Awakened Kaede]


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Kagami Shinnosuke
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     My aesthetic sense... you violate it!
     Thought you could beat me?  Whew, talk about conceited.
Close fight:
     What a waste.  End it now.  Your joke of a life.
Fatal hit:
     It is said, beauty's the moment of death.
Mirror match:
     An impressionist?  You idiot!

Mid-boss: Shigen
--------
Kagami:
     Come to stop me, Shigen?
Shigen:
     I've come to see just how strong you are.
Kagami:
     Well, bring it on.  You silly bubblehead!
Shigen:
     Well, I never!
Kagami:
     You will.  Now taste steel!
Shigen:
     Have at you!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     Splendid...
Kouryu:
     To be beaten again.  The irony of it all!
Kagami:
     It seems you lost your self, a bit.
[Kouryu is kneeling next to the shattered pendent]
Gaisei:
     I was pathetic... I was possessed by...
[dark clouds swirl about the sky]
     I underestimated the power... the horrid power of Hades.
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Gaisei:
     I lost my sanity... the foolishness!
     Before I lose myself again, begin the rites!
     Send me away!
[Gaisei raises his sword into the air]
[close-up of his hand and the handle]
[sword turns into a bow]
[he pulls back on it and fires a shot into the ball of energy floating in the 
sky]
[a beam of light shoots up into the ball of energy in the sky]
[a naked Yuki materializes wearing only a necklace with a green pendent]
[a pic sectioned into 4 shows Okina, Shigen, Kaede, and Moriya]
[pans upwards to show a close-up of Yuki holding the necklace and then her 
face]
[birds-eye view of Kagami]
[Kagami turns around to see a man in slippers]
Genbu Okina:
     Hoh, hoh, hoh!  It looks like it's over.
Kagami:
     Master...
[Kagami has his back turned towards Okina]
Genbu Okina:
     I don't know what happened, but you're lookin' good.
     Quite the adult, Shinnosuke.
Kagami:
     ...Hmph.
Genbu Okina:
     But why has one who gave up on humans?..
Kagami:
     They're too strange.  Don't you think?
Kagami:
     Their essence contains evil, but they have such potential!
     Always moving forward!
Kagami:
     Finally doing what's right.
Kagami:
     Or so I want to believe.
[shot pans right to show Kagami looking over a cliff]
[flash to a more modern looking scene, with a beam of light focusing on a 
sword in the middle of it all]
[close-up of the sword]
     Or so it is hoped... folly would never march again.


----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sanada Kojiroh
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Don't mess with us, the Shinsengumi rules!
     Whew, so easy.  I'm one lucky guy.
Close fight:
     Splendid.  That's all I can say.
Fatal hit:
     If only you had butt out, you's still have a live.
Mirror match:
     You filth!  Meet your maker!

Mid-boss: Mukuro
--------
Kojiroh:
     Mukuro... no, Shikyo!
Kojiroh:
     That face!  I know you!
Mukuro:
     What?  Not... not you again.
Kojiroh:
     It's over, filth!  You're exterminated!
Mukuro:
     Sounds like fun.  Bring it on, brat!

[after the battle]

Kojiroh:
     Brother...
Mukuro:
     Hee, hee!  Oh, what a feeling!
Kojiroh:
     Filth like you?  You killed my brother?
Mukuro:
     Hee, hee...
Mukuro:
     Gyah, hah, hah!  Die, silly boy!
Kojiroh:
     Whoa!
Kojiroh:
     Eeeeyaaaah!
Mukuro:
     Goooaaaaaah!
Kojiroh:
     To hell with you!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[Kaori holds and looks at her headband]
Kaori:
     Big brother... here my responsibility ends.
Kaori:
     I...
[a man who looks like her appears behind her]
Sanada Kojiroh:
     You did well...Kaori.  A splendid job.
[she turns around only to have it fade away]
Kaori:
     ...Huh?
[Washizuka is behind her]
Washizuka:
     Kaori, what's wrong?
[she looks forward again]
Kaori:
     Nothing.  Just dozed off.
Washizuka:
     Mistress Kaori.  You avenged your brother well.
[she puts the headband on]
Kaori:
     Enough!
Kaori:
     I am Kojiroh Sanada!  Leader of the Zeroban Squad!
[she opens her eyes]
Kaori:
     And there's only one way for me to live from now on!


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Lee Rekka
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Fear not justice's flames!  You butt's mine, bubble head!
     Killer move, no-shadow legs!  My justice burns hot, baby!
Close fight:
     I slipped up.  I lack the discipline.
Fatal hit:
     Oh!  Forgive me.  Are you hurt?
Mirror match:
     To use another's identity, not a good move, fool!

Mid-boss: Setsuna
--------
Lee:
     Whoa!!!  Such evil...
Lee:
     I can't do it.  I can't let you live!
Setsuna:
     Hoo, hoo, hoo.
Lee:
     Burn in the flames, the flames of justice!
Setsuna:
     Give me your best shot, you goody two shoes.

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[Lee is standing on a ship and looking at the sun setting/rising over water]
Lee:
     Well, High Priest.  The source of evil is gone.
     Peace has come.  My role has ended here.
Lee:
     It's been a year of doubt.  What is justice?
     What is it to protect one's loved ones?
[profile shot of Lee against the sky]
Lee:
     But...no answers were found.  Yet this battle...
     This battle has taught me the beauty of life's power!
     Quite a gas, I've had.
[Lee closes his eyes and hangs his head]
Lee:
     But I miss my fellow priests.  And I bet they miss me.
[black screen]
     One month later...
[shot pans upwards to show an American flag hanging over a town]
[Lee with a shocked expression on his face]
Lee:
     ( ......!? )
     P.S.  Won't be returning soon.
     Regards to all at the temple.  Lee

Alternate Ending:
You get this ending if you did not lose and continue against the computer and 
if no one challenged you.

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[Lee is standing on a ship and looking at the sun setting/rising over water]
Lee:
     Well, High Priest.  The source of evil is gone.
     Peace has come.  My role has ended here.
Lee:
     Through this battle, I have had many doubts.
     What is justice? What is love?
[profile shot of Lee against the sky]
Lee:
     But...no answers were found.  Yet I've realized one thing.
[Lee closes his eyes and hangs his head]
     This world is big. Damn big!
[black screen]
     One month later...
[shot pans upwards to show an American flag hanging over a town]
[shot pans to show Lee standing on a cliff, some cactus in the back]
Lee:
     P.S.  Won't be returning soon.
     Regards to all at the temple.  Lee


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Minakata Moriya
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Don't make me cut a fool such as you.
     Know you're faults.  For they are many!
Close fight:
     I failed... I'm too late.
Fatal hit:
     If I were you, I'd curse your incompetence!
Mirror match:
     By beating you, I've learned nothing...

Mid-boss: Kaede
--------
Moriya:
     Uh oh.
Kaede:
     Moriya?  Must you go?
Moriya:
     Back off!
Kaede:
     What will you do?
Moriya:
     Quiet!
Kaede:
     If you insist, then so be it.
Kaede:
     But you must defeat me, first!
[Kaede transform into Awakened Kaede]

[after the battle]

Moriya:
     Are you satisfied?
Kaede:
     Wait!  Moriya!
Kaede:
     The Fifth Guardian, Kouryu, awaits you.
Kaede:
     I, Seiryu, must take him on!
Moriya:
     Kouryu is... our master, Gaisei?
Kaede:
     I knew you'd know... Moriya!
Moriya:
     This is my problem.  I will end this!
Kaede:
     Moriya!!!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[shot pans upwards to show Moriya standing behind Kouryu]
Moriya:
     Master...
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     I am Hades' servant, Kouryu!
[colorless shot of a ball of energy coming out of the sky]
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
[colorless shot of Kouryu holding a wounded arm by Kagami]
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[colorless shot of Kouryu without a mask]
[front shot of Kouryu with mask on]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[shot pans downwards to show Moriya kneeling next to Kouryu who is on the 
ground]
[close-up of Kouryu wounded badly]
Moriya:
     Master...
[flashback to a shot of Moriya helping a wounded Gaisei]
[flashback to a shot of Kaede]
[b/w shot of the ball of energy in the sky]
[shot of Kouryu]
[flashback to a shot of Yuki]
[b/w shot of a young Moriya standing behind Gaisei in the wilderness]
[Moriya has his back towards a cliff and then turns and walks away]


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Mukuro
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     B, b, b... blood is the best!
     Yee hee hee heee.  Cut, cut, and cut again!
Close fight:
     Thank heaven for mutilation!  In moderation, of course!
Fatal hit:
     You...you...you... I cut you, you, you!
Mirror match:
     Whaaaaaaaaaat?  Cooooooooooool!

Mid-boss: Kojiroh
--------
Mukuro:
     I know your scent.  You must be...
Kojiroh:
     You won't forget me.  Corpse breath!
Mukuro:
     Ooohyaaaaah!  I'm pumped!
Kojiroh:
     You'll soon be popped!  Have at you, fiend!

[after the battle]

Mukuro:
     Gyah, hah, hah!  Oh, what a feeling!
Kojiroh:
     Ah!  Brother?!
Mukuro:
     Huh???  ...You?
Mukuro:
     I know you.  I killed you, didn't I?
Kojiroh:
     ...Why you!!!  You filth!!!
Mukuro:
     Let's boogie!  Hyah, hah, hah!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[giant red exclamation mark]
[Mukuro is hovering with the dark, cloudy sky in the background]
[he looks surprised to see you]
Mukuro:
     Gyah?
[Mukuro gives a peace sign and blows kisses at you]
Mukuro:
     Chaba...chaba...chaba!
[bird-eyes view of Mukuro flying around debris and into a giant "Game Over"]


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Genbu no Okina
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Hoh, hoh, hoh... cool as a cucumber am I.
     If I'm still this tough, I can't afford to retire.
Close fight:
     Ouch!  Show a little respect for your elders, sonny!
Fatal hit:
     Whew, that was close.  You've got a bright future!
Mirror match:
     Wow, you must be my long lost evil twin!  Cool!

Mid-boss: Yuki
--------
Okina:
     At last I found you.
Yuki:
     Teach Genbu...
Okina:
     So it's you.  The Vanquished Virgin.
Yuki:
     Huh?
Okina:
     Go home, toots.  Your family waits.
Okina:
     I can't let you die... not like this.
Yuki:
     No!  I must go!
Yuki:
     To test my fate!
Okina:
     Impertinent whelp!  Sass me, will you?
Okina:
     Your butt's mine!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     Splendid...
Kouryu:
     Genbu... you've still got it.
Genbu Okina:
     Well, Gaisei, seems you've found your sanity.
[Kouryu is kneeling next to the shattered pendent]
Gaisei:
     I was pathetic... I was possessed by...
[dark clouds swirl about the sky]
     I underestimated the power... the horrid power of Hades.
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Gaisei:
     I lost my sanity... the foolishness!
     Before I lose myself again, begin the rites!
     Send me away!
[Gaisei raises his sword into the air]
[close-up of his hand and the handle]
[sword turns into a bow]
[he pulls back on it and fires a shot into the ball of energy floating in the 
sky]
[a beam of light shoots up into the ball of energy in the sky]
[a naked Yuki materializes wearing only a necklace with a green pendent]
[a pic sectioned into 4 shows Okina, Shigen, Kaede, and Moriya]
[pans upwards to show a close-up of Yuki holding the necklace and then her 
face]
[Okina's fish basket lies in a desolate landscape and pops opens]
[close-up of Okina holding his hat]
Genbu Okina:
     Whew, that was close.
[he lifts his hat to reveal his face]
Genbu Okina:
     And, I dare say, everything went quite well.
Genbu Okina:
     Hmmmph!
[bird-eye shot of Okina, standing in the fish basket looking up into the sky]
Genbu Okina:
     Well, well, my lord was saved, it seems.
Genbu Okina:
     ...Well, I cannot die yet.  For I must see the new age.
     This I must do, for me, and my lord.
[shot pans to show snow falling and then nothingness]


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Setsuna
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     All is a nightmare.  The beginning.  The end.
     Now this is fun.  Isn't it?
Close fight:
     That's it.  The smell of death.
Fatal hit:
     Go back where you belong.  Back to the slime, pus ball!
Mirror match:
     There's only one messenger... only one, beanhead.

Mid-boss: Yuki
--------
Setsuna:
     Heh, heh, heh.  Fancy meeting you here.
Yuki:
     You?  Hades' messenger?
Setsuna:
     Whatever... I ask you a favor:
Setsuna:
     Just die, small fry.
Yuki:
     Think it'll be easy?  Guess again, dweeb!

[after the battle]

Setsuna:
     Enough.  Die, my pretty!
Yuki:
     ...Wait!  Answer me this:
Yuki:
     What the hell are you?
Setsuna:
     My dear, the dead don't need to know.
Yuki:
     Yaaaaah!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[Setsuna lifts Kouryu up by the throat]
Kouryu:
     Gwaaah!
Setsuna:
     Kee hee hee.
[split screen of both Setsuna's and Kouryu's faces]
Kouryu:
     Y, you... the one who slices life!
Setsuna:
     Well.  Don't know about that.
Kouryu:
     You are one... ugly freak of nature!
Setsuna:
     Kee hee hee.
Setsuna:
     Time to die, pansy boy!
Kouryu:
     Gaaaaah!  Moriya.  Yuki.  Kaedeeee!
[Setsuna is hold his arm out against the sky with blood dripping off his 
hand]
Setsuna:
     Kee hee hee.  Fu ha ha ha!
[Setsuna lowers his bloody hand against his face]
[Note: This is the only ending not to include the text stating that this tale 
has ended.]


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Naoe Shigen
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     I'll patch you up.  You won't die...yet.
     Thought you could beat me?  Whew, talk about conceited.
Close fight:
     The final blow, that's the tough one.
Fatal hit:
     Sorry there, dweeb.  Don't know my own strength.
Mirror match:
     You make me remember what I loath.  I hate that!

Mid-boss: Kagami
--------
Shigen:
     Shinnosuke.  You're here?
Kagami:
     This wild aura, man.  Can't let this go.
Shigen:
     This is true...
Kagami:
     I don't know if I will return from this.
Kagami:
     This may be tough.  You should leave
Shigen:
     Is that some crack?  ...Am I too old?
Kagami:
     See a mirror lately?

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     Splendid...
Kouryu:
     Shigen...  Always so...proper.
Shigen:
     You're back, Lord Gaisei?
[Kouryu is kneeling next to the shattered pendent]
Gaisei:
     I was pathetic... I was possessed by...
[dark clouds swirl about the sky]
     I underestimated the power... the horrid power of Hades.
[close-up of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Gaisei:
     I lost my sanity... the foolishness!
     Before I lose myself again, begin the rites!
     Send me away!
[Gaisei raises his sword into the air]
[close-up of his hand and the handle]
[sword turns into a bow]
[he pulls back on it and fires a shot into the ball of energy floating in the 
sky]
[a beam of light shoots up into the ball of energy in the sky]
[a naked Yuki materializes wearing only a necklace with a green pendent]
[a pic sectioned into 4 shows Okina, Shigen, Kaede, and Moriya]
[pans upwards to show a close-up of Yuki holding the necklace and then her 
face]
[Kotetsu holds her head in pain and opens one eye]
Shigen:
     Hmmph.
[Kotetsu looks up to see Shigen who is now all stone]
Kotetsu:
     ...Whaaaa!
[birds-eye view showing a shocked Kotetsu]
Kotetsu:
     Father?
Shigen:
     ...
[Kotetsu stands and looks at Shigen who has one arm extended]
Kotetsu:
     Father?  What's wrong?  ...Look at me.
[shot pans left to show Kagami standing there]
Kagami:
     It's hopeless.
[Kotetsu looks back and closes her mouth]
Kotetsu:
     What the...!!!
Kagami:
     In saving his daughter, he forfeited his life.
Kotetsu:
     What?  I don't believe it!
Kagami:
     Don't lose your head!
[Shigen's bracelet starts to glow]
Kagami:
     You were saved.  By your father's will.
     If you have time to grieve, think of why you lived.
[Kotetsu looks at Shigen]
Kotetsu:
     The reason I'm alive?
[shot of Shigen]
Kotetsu:
     ...Father...
[Kotetsu holds Shigen's bracelet and puts it around her neck]
Kotetsu:
     I understand.  Father.
[close-up of Kotetsu]
Kotetsu:
     I am Byacco.  Kotetsu, daughter of Naoe Shigen!


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Washizuka Keiichiro
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     An evil omen.  I must hurry!
     I have no time for you.  Act like an organ and blow!
Close fight:
     If I fail here, there's no going on!
Fatal hit:
     It was my duty, friend.  Please forgive me.
Mirror match:
     To act like me!  The gall!  Face your punishment!

Mid-boss: Kojiroh
--------
Washizuka:
     Lord Kojiroh...
Kojiroh:
     Silence.  Move!
Washizuka:
     ...This I cannot do.
Kojiroh:
     Then draw!
Washizuka:
     So be it!  Prepare yourself!

[after the battle]

Washizuka:
     I'm on a mission.  ...See ya!
Kojiroh:
     ...Wait a minute!
Washizuka:
     Take my advice: get out of my way.
Washizuka:
     Lord Kojiroh... uh... Kaori... you!
Kojiroh:
     Oh, tell everyone!
Kojiroh:
     I'm Kojiroh Sanada!  Shinsengumi leader!
Kojiroh:
     Don't stop me now!
Washizuka:
     Okay, okay.  Don't have a cow.
Washizuka:
     Shinsengumi leader!  Gotta run!  Bye now!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[shot of a snowy town]
Soldier:
     The Satsuma Army still does not move on Chofu.
     We must seize this moment.  We patriots of the Emperor.
[a soldier talks with Washizuka]
Soldier:
     The Shinsengumi must strike!
Washizuka:
     Don't lose your head.  We must sit tight.
     With the clan leader in Edo, our mission's Kyoto's safety.
Soldier:
     But if we don't move now, someday we will...
Washizuka:
     To the barracks!
Washizuka:
     Everyone to their rounds!  Fortify the city!
Soldier:
     Yes, sir!
[Washizuka looks back to the town]
Washizuka:
     No matter what happens, we must stay loyal.
[the shot of the town gives way to a large Kanji symbol (meaning loyalty?)]
Washizuka:
     In any age, loyalty must remain!


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Yuki
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Win Quotes:
     Move it or lose it.
     Sorry, I'd love to stay but I must be... going.
Close fight:
     A wound like this?  'Tis but a scratch.
Fatal hit:
     I'll avenge this.  Some day.  Some way.
Mirror match:
     By imitating me, what have you got?

Mid-boss: Setsuna
--------
Yuki:
     You?  You're Hades' messenger?
Yuki:
     I don't think so...
Setsuna:
     ...Kee hee hee hah hah haaaah.
Yuki:
     What are you?
Setsuna:
     I don't speak... with soon-to-be corpses!

[after the battle]

Yuki:
     There is only evil in your putrid heart!
Yuki:
     ...What are you?
Setsuna:
     First, I like it.  My putrid heart.
Setsuna:
     Second, I'm your worst nightmare!
Yuki:
     What lies ahead, disgusting fiend?
Setsuna:
     If you want to know, check it out yourself.
Setsuna:
     And there, you will find your destiny!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[shot pans upwards to show Yuki standing behind Kouryu]
Yuki:
     Master!
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     I am Hades' servant, Kouryu!
[colorless shot of a ball of energy coming out of the sky]
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
[colorless shot of Kouryu holding a wounded arm from Kagami]
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[colorless shot of Kouryu without a mask]
[front shot of Kouryu with mask on]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[shot of Kouryu's pendent (in the shape of a nine) shatters and Kouryu goes 
flying across the background]
[Yuki touches Kouryu's hand while looking at him]
Kouryu:
     Well, done...Yuki.  You have awakened.
Yuki:
     ...Yes, master.
Gaisei:
     I knew you'd defeat me.  It was so destined.
Yuki:
     Maybe so, master.
Gaisei:
     You have the gift.  You three are my life's pride.
     To think I would see how you grew in this way...
[Yuki stands behind Gaisei, clutching her chest]
Gaisei:
     Although drunk with Hades force, I am glad I could meet you again
     Alas, my soul is weak, wicked... I must pay for my evil sins.
Yuki:
     But a weak will is not a crime.  Letting it free is the crime!
     The soul is weak, fragile... but to accept this is strength.
     In doing that, there is power.  This is what I believe.
[Gaisei turns his head]
Gaisei:
     Words well said, my disciple.  Though I understand them not.
     Now, before I lose my freedom, perform the rites!
[Gaisei raises his sword into the air]
[close-up of his hand and the handle]
[sword turns into a bow]
[he pulls back on it and fires a shot into the ball of energy floating in the 
sky]
[a beam of light shoots up into the ball of energy in the sky]
Gaisei:
     Ooooh-ohhhhhhhh!
[a naked Yuki materializes wearing only a necklace with a green pendent]
[pans upwards to show a close-up of Yuki holding the necklace and then her 
face]
Yuki:
     ...Farewell, Kaede.  ...Take care, Moriya!
[snow falls onto a small stream]
[snow falls onto a house]
[shot pans downwards to show snow falling onto Yuki's headband next to a 
rock]


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Zantetsu
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Win Quotes:
     A laughable loser.
     I can't kill weenies.
Close fight:
     As long as I live... I will cut!
Fatal hit:
     Losers must die.  It's the law, you know.
Mirror match:
     Beat it, bonehead!

Mid-boss: Setsuna
--------
Zantetsu:
     Are you as tough as you look?
Setsuna:
     Try and see, you silly fop!
Zantetsu:
     Why you...
Setsuna:
     Yee, hee, hee!

Boss: Kouryu
----
[lightning swirls about in the sky]
[shot pans from a cloudy sky towards the ground to show Kouryu]
[side view of Kouryu clenching his fist]
Kouryu:
     My name is Kouryu, messenger from Hades!
[shot of Kouryu's hand holding his sword]
Kouryu:
     To all who possess life... know its meaning.
     To all who know death... hear my words.
[front shot of Kouryu]
Kouryu:
     Foolish mortals... know your ancient sin!
     Atone with your deaths!

[after the battle]

[immediately after you defeat Kouryu, Zantetsu will fall to the ground with 
blood coming out of his body]
[ball of energy falls onto Kouryu and explodes]
Kouryu:
     Well done.
[light shoots out of Kouryu as he laughs]
Kouryu:
     Gwooooo!
[a beam of light shoots up into the sky]
[Zantetsu's two blades are in a spotlight]
Santa:
     Grandfather is dead... it must be so:
     "Flow" and "Shadow" are free!
[shot pans upwards to show a young man in the shadows]
Santa:
     In spite of my mother... I will follow the Kisaragi!
     I'll cut the power in twain!  That'll prove my power!
[a different shot of the man]
     And so Zantetsu was born!
[shot of a man in ninja attire pulling two knives out of his sleeves]
     The will to power... was passed on.
[back to the man in the shadows]
[shot of the man leaning back on something, doing something]
[back to the man in the shadows]
[shot of a girl in a fighting-type pose]
[shot stops panning downward to show him holding a blade behind him]
     From past, present, eternity!


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Hagure Hitogata (Akari's paper doll)
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[Note: It has the same win quotes as Akari and fights Akari for its mid-boss 
fight.  It has no ending, after defeating Kouryu you go right to the score 
screen]


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Kaede (normal version)
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[Note: He has the same mid-boss and boss as Kaede, but no there are dialogues 
and no ending.]
Win Quotes:
     I can't be twiddling around here forever.
     Wow, working out really paid off big!
Fatal hit:
     Me?  I cut you up like that?
Close match:
     Hmmmph.  That's all you got?
Mirror match:
     Oh!  What?!  What does this all mean?
To Kaede:
     Is this...?  Is this another me?


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Naoe Kotetsu (Shigen's daughter)
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[Note: You wind up using Shigen and get same win quotes as Shigen and fights 
the same mid-boss and boss, but no there are dialogues and no ending.]


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Kouryu
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[Note: He is only usable in the home version of the game.  He fights Kaede 
for a mid-boss and Kouryu as his boss.  There are no dialogues or ending for 
him.]
Win Quotes:
     Life is the lie.  Death is the truth.
     You can't escape reality.  The realm of life and death.
Close fight:
     No one ruins my mission.
Fatal hit:
     I'm the reality.  The embodiment of death.
Mirror match:
     My truth is your falsehood.


Version history:
---------------
1.2 (04/14/00) Added Lee's alternate end and finished his other ending. That 
makes two alternate endings so far, might be more to be found...

1.1 (02/14/00) Added Hibiki's alternate ending and moved a quote of hers. It 
seems like I may have all of the quotes unless there are more character-to-
character specific quotes.

1.0 (01/28/00) Whoo hoo.  Finally finished this after on and off working o it 
the last few months.  I should still be missing quotes for each character, as 
I don't know how many each of them has.

Please send any corrections or comments to <robertsmac@aol.com>.

Credits:
-------
To Deuce <deuce@classicgaming.com> for his awesome "The Last Blade 2 FAQ" 
which helped me learn how to play this game by providing everything you need 
in a fighting game FAQ except for combos.  I also took the full names of the 
characters from there.

To Joel for providing me the "opportunity" of discovering and playing this 
great game, along with many others.  If anyone out there knows of an arcade 
with this game or The Last Blade in the Chicago area, please let me know.

To Giles Liu <gilesliu@mbox4.singnet.com.sg> for informing me about Hibiki's 
alternate ending and how it related to her having more 'fatal hit' quotes 
than anyone else.

To Tommy Koo <tkhm@hotmail.com> for informing me about Lee's alternate 
ending.

Misc:
----

Ending text that scrolls by after the character ending (except for Setsuna.)

One tale has ended.
One age has drawn to a close.

The ancient gate separating life and death
has vanished,
peace has returned once more.

For the swordsman of the Bakumatsu
what fate lies ahead in the new age?

And so, a new age begins...


The End
May your future be filled with happiness.


And if you beat the game on one credit you get the characters scrolling along 
with the staff and a screen with this on it:

Congratulations.  You cleared with one coin!  If you use the internet, enter 
the address below to access the Last Blade home page.  Give it a try.

Password: elephant
Posting period: Nov.98 to Apr.99

[Too bad I don't see the url of the page on the screen, all well.]

10010.00101.00010.01001.10010.10100.01000