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    : 00 | TABLE OF CONTENTS / LEGAL SPEAK       | 05/05/05  :
    : 01 | VERSION INFO                          | 05/05/05  :
    : 02 | INTRODUCTION                          | 05/10/05  :
    : 03 | PROFILES                              | 05/09/05  :
    : 04 | ENDINGS                               | 05/07/05  :
    : 05 | UNANSWERED QUESTIONS / PARTING SHOTS  | 05/10/05  :
    : 06 | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS            | 05/10/05  :
    : 07 | CONTACT INFO                          | 05/05/05  :
    : 08 | FINAL NOTES                           | 05/10/05  :
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    =  01: VERSION INFO  =
    v 1.0
    What you see, is what you get, and likely to not be updated.  If someone
    contacts me concerning a mistake or a serious question, then there will be a
    corresponding update.
    =  02: INTRODUCTION  =
                              "Welcome to my chamber.
                                  I am the Eternal
                              Champion, keeper of this
                               vast fighting complex.
                              It exists in a place and
                                 time corrupted by
                              centuries of misuse and
                              My purpose in this grand
                               scheme is to maintain
                                the balance between
                                   good and evil,
                                light and darkness,
                                 hope and despair.
                                Now this balance has
                               been lost and the very
                                fabric that holds the
                               world together will be
                                    torn apart.
                               Your future, my persent,
                               has been destoryed by a
                                cruel and unjust twist
                                      of fate.
                                Nine individuals from
                               various periods in time
                               were killed before their
                               lives could affect this
                                   dark existence.
                                I have observed each
                                of their short lives
                                   and have been
                                 powerless to stop
                                     the chaos.
                                  I have spent the
                               centuries harnessing my
                                 power for this very
                               moment.  I am the pure
                               and untouched energy of
                                all the great martial
                               arts masters that have
                               lived before me.  Their
                              skill, wisdom, knowledge
                               and inner-strength are
                                   at my command.
                               Even with the force of
                              their collective powers,
                              I can only reward one of
                                the nine individuals
                               with the gift of life.
                                Any of them can have
                                an equally profound
                               effect on the future.
                               For this reason, the
                              contest must take place.
                                 At the end of this
                               contest, only one will
                              remain.  The victor will
                               be returned to life a
                               few seconds before his
                               death, allowing him to
                              avoid the past with the
                              knowledge to change the
                               Only one may live so
                              that balance may again
                                   be achieved.
    In 1993, the latest trend in the video game world was the fighting game,
    bolstered by the recent successes of Street Fighter II (1991), Fatal Fury
    (1991,) and Mortal Kombat (1992), all series that continue strong in arcades
    to this day.  Hoping to ride this wave of success, Sega developed the Eternal
    Champions series for their Genesis and Sega-CD systems.  While the series never
    caught on, due to its limited availablity, among other things, it did employ
    various features that were well ahead of their time, including stage fatalities
    or "overkills", reflected projectiles, forcefields, training rooms filled with
    elaborate traps, and a new method of executing moves which, to this day, still
    remains fairly unique in the fighting game universe. 
                               Let the contest begin...
    =  03: PROFILES  =
    All entries are direct transcripts.  Grammatical errors, like "rightous" and
    "brouht" in Jetta's bio, are transcribed as such.
    =  SHADOW  =
    Ninja Assassin
    Time Zone-
    1993 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    Taijutsu (Ninjitsu)
    Taijutsu is a system of
    unarmed combat similar to
    jujursu, and is a fore-
    runner of modern judo.
    This technique is mixed
    with ninjitsu, the art
    of invisibility.
    The Ninja fighting art
    combines all areas of
    offense and defense.
    This includes the use of
    dirks, darts, daggers,
    shuriken, caltrops,
    brass knuckles, smoke
    bombs, and various
    Shadow was the best
    assassin in the Black
    Orchid Corporation.
    She performed many tasks
    ranging from individual
    eliminations to end
    large, corporate
    A true star at the Black
    Orchid headquarters,
    Shadow never thought much
    about the morality of her
    career.  Ultimately, she
    learned that if a job was
    not satisfactorily
    completed, another
    assassin would, in turn,
    eliminate her.
    When Shadow realized that
    her own mortality was in
    jeopardy, she found that
    she couldn't bring
    herself to kill others.
    Since the corporation did
    not allow resignation,
    they arranged a fall from
    the 101st floor of the
    Black Orchid building.
    This stopped her from
    telling the world about
    Black Orchid, and similar
    corporations, and their
    dark secrets of hired
    This knowledge would have
    had a huge impact on
    international business
    going into the 21st
    =  R.A.X.  =
    Time Zone-
    2345 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    Muay Thai Kickboxing
    This fighting style is
    indigenous to Thailand,
    and is often called the
    'Sport of Kings' due to
    its national pastime
    The style is a mixture of
    powerful kicks and
    devastating punches, with
    both fists and elbows.
    The fighter can use his
    hands, feet, knees, and
    elbows in order to injure
    his opponent.  Kicks are
    used to deliver massive
    blows to the opponent's
    legs, knees, and thighs,
    which makes this one of
    the bloodiest fighting
    styles currently in use.
    R.A.X. (Robotic Arti-
    ficial eXoskeleton) is a
    cuborg.  In the year 2345,
    Coswell was one of the
    best human kickboxers.
    The only problem was that
    the sport was nol onger
    a human competition, but
    a battle between cyborgs,
    robotically enhanced hu-
    man beings.  Since these
    cuborgs could take and
    deliver more damage, the
    crowds stopped attending
    the human fights for the
    excitement provided by
    these new robotic
    Given these changes, he
    had no choice but to get
    cubernetic implants and
    join the crooked fight
    game which was run by a
    deceitful fight promoter.
    R.A.X. didn't trust this
    promoter, but needed his
    financial support so he
    could afford the
    Soon after the operation,
    R.A.X. rose through the
    ranks and won the right
    to take on the champion.
    He was killed because the
    corrupt fight promoter
    traded R.A.X.'s life
    for a sure bet on
    the championship fight.
    The promoter used an
    advanced electronic virus
    planted in R.A.X.'s
    cubernetic brain to shut
    down all of his vital
    systems.  This shut down
    occurred seconds before
    he was about to deliver
    the fatal blow to the
    reigning champion.
    =  BLADE  =
    Bounty Hunter
    Time Zone-
    2030 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    In modern terms, Kenpo is
    known as the "fist"
    method.  It employs linear
    as well as circular moves
    utilizing intermittent
    power when and where it
    is needed.  It is
    interspersed with minor
    and major moves that flow
    with continuity.
    Kenpo is flexible in both
    thought and action,
    blending with encounters
    as they occur.
    Blade was one of the best
    cops that ever worked a
    beat.  Born in Syria and
    raised in Africa, Blade
    was dedicated to the
    extreme, working some of
    the meanest parts of New
    Blade had, however, one
    small problem: his
    temper.  After nearly
    being killed several
    times by an elusive
    suspect, Blade finally
    caught him.  The suspect
    once again tried to kill
    him, but Blade was able
    to sidestep the laser
    and grab the suspect.
    Being only human, Blade
    ran out of patience and
    proceeded to beat the
    suspect until he was near
    death.  He survived, and
    sued the police, who in
    turn, fired Blade to hush
    the scandal.  He ended up
    moving back to Syria to
    become a Bounty Hunter,
    making better use of his
    quick temper.
    His final case dealt with
    a rogue scientist who had
    escaped a government
    bio-weapons lab with a
    vial containing a top
    secret virus that would
    kill 95% of all human
    life.  He was threatening
    to smash the vial open if
    the government didn't
    stop all bio-research.
    The Syrian government
    hired Blade to safely
    retrieve the vial.  Blade
    agreed to do it if they
    didn't interfere.  They
    He cornered the scientist
    in an alley and forced
    the scientist to agree
    to peacefully give up the
    vial.  The government,
    however, had followed him
    and seized the moment to
    make their move.  Shots
    from laser rifles filled
    the alley.
    The last image that Blade
    saw before he died was
    the smashed vial
    containing the virus.
    =  JETTA  =
    Circus Acrobat
    Time Zone-
    1899 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    Savate / Pencak Silat
    Savate is a form of hand
    and foot fighting
    practiced by the French.
    This method of fighting
    to the knockout was once
    popular with the
    aristocracy.  Savate is
    noted for its flamboyant
    kicking techniques.  It is
    practiced by relatively
    few people today.
    Pencak Silat is the
    national fighting art of
    Indonesia.  Known as a
    dancing martial art, it
    mainly encompasses the
    study of empty-hand
    fighting.  Many of the
    moves are based upon
    evation and warding off
    attack.  When attacks
    occur, they are met with
    lightening strikes that
    drive opponents off bal-
    ance so they can then be
    dropped to the ground.
    Jetta was always a rebel;
    asa youth, she changed
    her given Russian name to
    Jetta Maxx to sound more
    like a performer.
    Born in Russia, cousin to
    Czar Nicholas II, Jetta
    traveled the world as a
    performer in a famous
    international circus.
    During her many travels,
    which included visits to
    France and Indonesia, she
    learned gynmastics and
    martial arts.
    In 1899, her circus troop
    visited China.  At the
    time, China was being
    ripped apart by the Boxer
    rebellion, the Chinese
    attempt to rid their
    homeland of foreigners.
    Unfortunately, many
    innocent Chinese were
    also dying.
    Spurred by her
    compassion, Jetta decided
    to help infiltrate the
    Yihe Quang, or "Rightous
    Harmony Fists" and get
    them to turn their ways
    to pacifism before the
    major foreign powers
    brouht all their milit-
    ary forces to bear.  In
    addition, she realized
    that Russia's involvement
    in the fighting of the
    East would further weaken
    its stability.
    Before Jetta was able to
    bring a peaceful end to
    the fighting and change
    the history of Russia and
    China, she fell victim to
    an act of sabotage by a
    radical from the Yihe
    Quang.  During a command
    performance for the crown
    emperor of China, Jetta's
    safety net and tension
    wire were cut during the
    grand finale.  She
    plummeted to her death.
    =  SLASH  =
    Prehistoric Hunter
    Time Zone-
    50,000 B.C.
    Fighting Style-
    This style includes any
    moves or attack that will
    cause pain or damage.
    This includes eye poking,
    ear-drum popping, neck
    throttlling, nostril
    pulling and hair yanking.
    The most deadly moves
    come from build-up
    attacks.  These attacks
    occur when Slash begins
    to build strength for a
    given move, but holds it
    in.  When a move is held,
    its strength will begin
    to grow.  Slash also
    carries a large wooden
    club that he uses to
    dispense pain.
    Slash, extremely advanced
    for a prehistoric crea-
    ture, was the greatest
    hunter and the best
    fighter of his genera-
    tion.  These skills
    didn't just come from his
    great strength, but also
    from the emergence of an
    early intelligence.  With
    this intelligence, he was
    able to outsmart most of
    his opponents.
    The clan elders resented
    him for his intelligence,
    and rejected all of his
    ideas including an
    agriculture plan which
    would free the clan from
    its enslavenment to a life
    of drudgery as
    hunter/gatherers.  The
    elders turned down the
    idea because they saw no
    value in having free
    time.  THey enjoyed the
    violence of the hunt.
    One day, Slash publicly
    spoke out against the
    elders in a clan meeting.
    Proclaimed to be an evil
    force, he was stoned to
    death by the clan.
    =  TRIDENT  =
    Time Zone-
    110 B.C.
    Fighting Style-
    Capoeria Fighting
    A Brazilian form of
    combat adopted by African
    slaves to fight against
    oppression.  In it, the
    foot is considered the
    strongest weapon, while
    the head represents the
    most vulnerable target
    Thus, bringing the foot
    to the oppoenent's head,
    the strongest force to
    the most vulnerable
    point, is at the heart of
    its strategy.  This in-
    volves not only kicking,
    but also somersaults and
    Tirdent is so-named
    because of the trident
    that replaced the hand he
    lost in a duel with a
    The people of Atlantis
    during this time lived
    above the water.  They
    were competing with the
    Romans to see who would
    control the Earth's
    surface.  The loser would
    be plunged into the
    watery depths.
    The Atlanteans spent
    their time in puruit of
    science.  They realized
    early on that a major
    part of the land was
    going to sink into the
    ocean.  To handle this,
    they built great
    enviroments that were
    enclosed in bubbles so
    that they could survive
    the ocean's depths.
    They offered a fair
    settlement to the Romans;
    half of each culture
    would stay on land, and
    the other half would go
    to sea.  The Tomans would
    not agree, and would only
    settle the issue through
    battle.  The Atlanteans
    had no choice but to
    create a warrior that
    could stand up against
    the warlike Romans.
    Trident was their
    The Romans rigged the
    fight and crushed Trident
    under a large stone pil-
    lar.  With this loss, the
    Atlanteans were forced to
    go undersea, and their
    culture was lost forever.
    =  XAVIER  =
    Warlock / Alchemist
    Time Zone-
    1692 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    Hapkido Cane Fighting
    Hapkido emphasizes a
    nonviolent code of
    counterdefense.  If the
    force of an attacker's
    blow is strong, it must
    be met with a soft
    reception and
    countermoves.  If the
    force is soft, it must be
    countered with a powerful
    This approach leads to
    the fluid circular motion
    and constant mobility of
    the art.  The cane is
    used in place of the
    limbs.  Almost all hits
    and defenses are
    performed by the cane.
    Xavier always made poor
    career choices, so it was
    no surprise that his last
    job should end in
    failure.  After nailing
    still smoking horseshoes
    onto the mayor's prized
    workhorse, Xavier found
    himself with a shack full
    of smithy tools and no
    Stirred by a love for
    science, Xavier decided
    to try his hand at
    alchemy, the age-old
    quest for the formula
    which would turn lead
    into gold.  Instead, he
    found a way to create an
    unlimited source of
    cheap, clean-burning
    energy that would put
    Salem on the map forever.
    Also, he found that his
    alchemy had changed him,
    giving him strange, new
    Before Xavier could use
    this power and document
    it for the good of future
    generations, he found
    himself bound and gagged
    as the people of Salem
    carted him off to the
    town square.  They burned
    him at the stake on the
    false charge of being a
    While some of Xavier's
    powers could be mistaken
    for witchcraft, they are
    all based on real
    =  MIDKNIGHT  =
    Bio-Chemical Scientist
    Time Zone-
    1967 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    Jeet Kune Do
    Known as the "way of the
    intercepting fist", this
    style is a collection of
    the basic mental and
    physical concepts,
    observations of combat
    maneuvers, and
    philosophies of attitude
    gathered and developed by
    the late Bruce Lee.
    Knight worked for the CIA
    on loan from Interpol.
    Born in London, he was
    one of the best biochem
    scientists working
    in the intelligence
    community.  The CIA
    needed Mitchell to work
    on a biochemical weapon
    to end the Vietnam War.
    He created a virus that
    would weaken its victims
    until they hovered near
    death, waiting for the
    The virus was to be
    intorduced into the water
    supply of Vietnam, but
    Mitchell wouldn't stand
    for that much human
    destruction.  He stole
    back his formula and fled
    back to London to hide.
    Unfortunately, Mitchell
    was cornered at the
    airport by both CIA and
    Interpol agents.  During
    the escape, he fell from
    a nine-story building
    into a chemical vat used
    by the airport.  The
    force of the impact broke
    the seal on the virus
    container and released
    the strain into the
    chemical vat.
    This mixture created an
    unexpected result - he
    was transformed into a
    living vampie.  Using
    his newfound cunning and
    strength, Mitchell fled
    to London where he spent
    the next 133 years vainly
    searching for a cure to
    his disease.  No longer
    indentifying with his own
    past, Mitchell came to be
    known as Midknight.
    The cure had become more
    important since the
    government used the virus
    during the Vietnam War by
    using the contents of the
    airport chemical vat.
    Many third-world coun-
    tries became overrun with
    living vampires.
    Midknight was also
    running out of time
    because his body (with
    the exception of his neck
    and face) was rotting
    away due to the fact that
    he would not kill another
    person to renew his life
    Midknight was about to
    solve the last hitch in
    the antidote when a gov-
    ernment agent killed him
    by firing a magnesium
    stake through his heart.
    =  LARCEN  =
    Ex-Cat Burglar
    Time Zone-
    1920 A.D.
    Fighting Style-
    Praying Mantis Kung-Fu
    A style of kung-fu
    characterized by fierce
    grasping movements,
    clawing attacks, and
    punches, this fighting
    style originated in a
    Shao-Lin temple.  The
    priests needed a
    technique that would
    allow them to attack
    larger and stronger
    opponents.  The priests
    observed two fighting
    mantises and used the
    style to make this a
    brutal and specialized
    Born in an era of crime
    bosses and racketeering,
    Larcen grew up respecting
    and idolizing the many
    powerful crime bosses
    who ruled the streets.
    As a youth, he went to
    work for Mr. Taglalini,
    one of the most powerful
    Under his wing, Larcen
    grew up to be one of the
    world's best cat
    burglars.  He did many
    'jobs' for Mr. Taglalini,
    including the planting of
    illegal evidence in the
    hideouts of the other
    crime bosses.  There was
    one thing Larcen wouldn't
    do, and that was kill.
    Instead, he used martial
    arts to stop and drop hi
    One day, Mr. Taglalini
    asked Larcen to plant a
    package on a crime boss
    who was recovering in the
    hospital.  When he
    entered the room that
    supposedly contained the
    boss, he instead found
    the recovering chief of
    police who had been hurt
    in a prior assassination
    attempt.  It seemed that
    the mob wanted the chief
    dead because he was in-
    corruptible, and was
    about to declare war on
    the mob.
    Larcen suddenly realized
    that he had been set up.
    The package he carried
    probably contained a
    bomb.  At this moment, he
    decided that he had
    chosen the wrong side.  He
    wouldn't kill.  He tried
    to throw the bomb out the
    window, but it was too
    The resulting explosion
    not only killed Larcen
    and the chief, but also
    most of the people in the
    hospital, including
    several youngsters in the
    children's wing.
    =  04: ENDINGS  =
    All entries are direct transcripts.  Grammatical errors, like "mankinds'" in
    Midknight's ending, are transcribed as such.
                                You have completed the
                                test.  You have proven
                                yourself strong enough
                                 to return to the life
                                 that was stolen from
                                you.  You will return a
                                few seconds before your
                                   death.  Use the
                                knowledge of your fate
                                  to change the prior
                                outcome of your life.
                                Prepare yourself!  You
                               are about to receive the
                                ultimate reward... life!
                                 The balance must be
                                 reestablished and it
                                      begins now!
                                     =  SHADOW  =
                                When Shadow returned,
                                 she quickly avoided
                                being thrown off the
                               roof.  She was surprised
                                to learn that her boss
                               had tricked her into
                               coming to the roof.  As
                                she rolled to her left,
                                 her boss overshot his
                                 mark and fell off the
                                   building.  Shadow
                                immediately went to the
                                 police and was placed
                                   under protective
                                After several attempts
                                 on her life, Shadow
                               testified about her role
                                 in the Black Orchid
                                 Corporation.  This
                                information saved a
                                great many lives and
                               changed business for the
                                      =  R.A.X.  =
                                When R.A.X. returned, he
                                    quickly began to
                                overload the systems in
                                   his body.  As the
                                ruthless promoter pulled
                                the transmitter from his
                                 jacket, R.A.X. fired an
                                  energy bolt from his
                                 power generator.  The
                                   energy bolt flew
                                straight and true to its
                                target, knocking out the
                                 promoter and shorting
                                out the transmitter.  As
                                his opponent closed in
                                on him for a final blow,
                                R.A.X. hit his air jets,
                                avoiding the devastating
                                 punch.  R.A.X. quickly
                                 countered and knocked
                                his opponent flat to the
                                After the fight, R.A.X.
                                had the electronic virus
                                  safely removed.  The
                                  fight promoter was
                                  jailed for attempted
                                  murder.  The public,
                                  outraged by all the
                                 corruption, shut down
                                 the cyborg fights and
                                 returned to more human
                                and humane competition.
                                      =  BLADE  =
                                When Blade returned, he
                                 was able to pull the
                                scientist aside before
                                any serious damage was
                                 done.  Enraged, Blade
                                knocked out over twenty
                                government agents before
                                confronting the one that
                                 had betrayed him.  At
                                   this point, Blade
                                 realized that he had
                                 accomplished nothing.
                               This anger was the force
                                 that led them to the
                                    brink of death.
                                This world incident led
                                    to a number of
                                government reforms.  A
                                world peace council was
                                established with Blade
                                  as president.  This
                                council went on to bring
                                peace and stability to
                                    the whole world.
                                      =  JETTA  =
                                When Jetta returned, she
                                quickly flipped back off
                                 the high wire onto the
                                 safety of the platform.
                                  The saboteur left the
                                grandstand and tried to
                                 escape.  He was later
                                captured by the imperial
                                guards.  Embarrassed by
                                   the incident, the
                                   Chinese government
                                pressured the extremist
                                 groups to turn to more
                                peaceful negotiations.
                                China was then able to
                                settle on a peace plan
                                 that would give them
                                full democratic control
                                   of their country.
                                After these changes were
                                in place, Jetta returned
                                to Russia.  Without the
                                threat of war, the Czar
                                 was able to focus his
                                    attention on the
                                 homeland.  Instead of
                                fighting the Socialists,
                                 the Czar negotiated a
                                 government similar to
                                  the one in England.
                                      =  SLASH  =
                                When Slash returned, he
                                quickly pulled himself
                                free from the ropes that
                                 held him in place for
                                 the stoning.  Once he
                                  was free, the clan
                                 members attacked him.
                                   With his newfound
                                knowledge, he used their
                                own force to throw them
                                  off balance.  Slash
                                 finally used a trick
                                from Xavier.  He raised
                                 his club into the air
                                and the tip became alive
                                 with fire.  The angry
                                 crowd backed away in
                                  Once he had their
                                 attention, Slash was
                                able to communicate his
                                ideas.  Eventually, he
                                 was appointed to head
                                 the clan.  This small
                                   change in pre-man
                                history led to a life of
                                   peace rather than
                                violence.  This in turn
                                 saved the earth itself
                                from the ravages of war.
                                     =  TRIDENT  =
                                When Trident returned,
                                he quickly avoided the
                                falling pillar.  He was
                                 then able to face his
                                  opponent in a fair
                                  fight.  Ultimately,
                                Trident's skill proved
                                too great for the Roman.
                                 At the exact moment of
                                  delivering the final
                                   death blow, Trident
                                  realized the futility
                                of it all.  Not only did
                                he refuse to finish the
                                     Roman, but felt
                                 compelled to tell his
                                  people the error of
                                 their ways.  Trident
                                succeeded in convincing
                                the Atlanteans and the
                                Romans to work together.
                                 Together they formed a
                                central government using
                                the best ideas from each
                                culture.  Their ideas of
                                government, science, and
                                  society spread around
                                  the world.  The great
                                  wars never occurred
                                 because the Atlanteans
                                    were not only the
                                masters of the sea, but
                                     also of space.
                                     =  XAVIER  =
                                When Xavier returned, he
                                realized that there was
                                only one way out of his
                                  situation.  He asked
                                  his accusers if his
                                   equipment could be
                                burned at the stake with
                                 him.  Since they felt
                                the equipment was just
                                as evil as Xavier, they
                                had no objection.  When
                                  the unlimited power
                                   source was placed
                                nearby, Xavier held his
                                cane to it and drew the
                                precious power it held.
                                  As Xavier drew power
                                 from the container, a
                                  strange wind quickly
                                    surrounded him,
                                protecting him from the
                                flames.  The wind moved
                                faster and faster until
                                 Salem itself began to
                               change.  Xavier had moved
                                through the portals of
                                 time.  He now had the
                                power to travel through
                                Xavier used his ability
                                  to move through the
                                ages, becoming an expert
                               on world history.  He was
                                 able to fix key events
                                 in time, allowing the
                                 world to become filled
                                    with science and
                                    tolerance for the
                                    =  MIDKNIGHT  =
                                When Midknight returned,
                                 he quickly sidestepped
                                 his attacker to avoid
                                 the stake through the
                                heart.  He then used his
                                  superhuman speed to
                                   flash behind his
                                attacker and drain his
                                life force.  Realizing
                                that death was not the
                                   answer, Midknight
                                collected what was left
                                of his lab and departed
                                       for Italy.
                                Midknight restarted his
                                 work on a cure for the
                                  plague.  After a few
                                 months of work, a cure
                                was found.  The discov-
                                  ery was bittersweet
                                however, since the cure
                                 was based on his own
                                 blood chemistry.  So
                                while the cure worked
                                  for others, it did
                                  little to cure his
                                affliction.  It stopped
                                his decay, but left him
                                 in his current state
                                Midknight became famous
                                  for his efforts and
                                became head of the World
                                 Science Organization.
                                His immortality gave him
                                   the experience and
                                wisdom to deal with most
                                   of mankinds' major
                                     =  LARCEN  =
                                When Larcen returned, he
                                 quickly threw the bomb
                                out the window.  Larcen
                                was captured by a couple
                                 of policemen standing
                                   guard around the
                                  hospitalized police
                                  chief.  Larcen was
                                brought to the chief's
                                room.  The chief was so
                                impressed with Larcen's
                                bravery that he made him
                                 a member of a special
                                 government task force
                                against organized crime.
                                 After months of prep
                                 work, the task force
                                took down Mr. Taglalini
                                 and his organization.
                                Larcen went on to head
                                 the task force which
                                eventually widened its
                                   scope to include
                                international cartels.
                                 This task force was
                                   responsible for
                                eliminating organized
                                    crime forever.
    * SHADOW
    How can you "arrange" to have someone pushed off a roof?  I'd throw out a
    snappy comment but I don't even think it's worth it.
    * SLASH
    What?  I guess in a lot of other games Slash would be a gag character and
    that's why his ending turned out that way.  I suppose though, that it would
    be hard to reason with neanderthals even if you were one yourself, so you'd
    have to do something absurd... Still, there's no way that... ugh...
    Notice that the further back a character is in history, the better their ending
    seems to be.  I'm really not getting how the Atlanteans prevented war via space
    travel though.  Space must be the answer to everything.
    * XAVIER
    All right, I could deal with the unlimited clean burning power, I mean, in a
    sense, Xavier is like Nikola Tesla except Tesla had his ideas stolen by GE
    instead of being burned at the stake, but there are very few instances in games
    where time travel doesn't feel like a serious cop-out.
    Ah, Jeet Kune Do.  The martial art that one character in every fighting game
    and anime seems to practice, but no one teaches.  I'm in a sad state when I
    find the vampire aspect more believable than the Jeet Kune Do.
    Q: Muchitsujo?
    A: ... It means chaos and disorder in Japanese.  I'm not Japanese myself,
    but I can never think of screen names for anything.
    Q: Why did you write this?
    A: Short answer: No one else was or appeared to be going to.  Long answer: I
    grew up in arcades playing Street Fighter II and whatnot, but at home it was
    mostly Sega Genesis.  I played Eternal Champions quite a bit, and enjoyed it
    because it seemed to have a lot more backstory than the other fighting games
    out there, and that tended to be important to me.  This is for anyone out there
    who was similarly intrigued, but never managed to finish the game either.
    Q: Who did you play as most often in the game?
    A: I started out with RAX, but as time passed I moved on to Trident, who I
    would maintain is still one of the cheapest fighters in video game history.
    Plasma bolt (dizzy), spinning trident (re-dizzy), spinning trident (re-dizzy),
    slash (dead).  Sometimes, they could not get up off the floor, and others, they
    were not allowed to.  Stylistically, I'd have to say that I liked Larcen the
    best though.
    Q: Why do you think the series only lasted two games?
    A: Well, first off, Sega had a bad tendency to make poor developmental
    decisions, and was already going under to some degree even before Saturn came
    out.  Sega CD was before its time, Master System didn't sell in the U.S. (for
    the most part, Sega was much more popular in Europe, but gaming in general
    wasn't), and all sorts of other things.  This wasn't as pronounced in 1993 when
    EC was originally released, but it was probably a factor as SNES had the mad
    hook-ups from developers.
    Second, Sega already had a serious franchise fighting game in Virtua Fighter,
    which was also ahead of its time in terms of rendering, though a victim of the
    same problem that afflicts a lot of fighting games, namely, if you button mash
    a bit, you can kill anything and anyone with almost no skill.
    Third, structurally, it did not allow for sequels.  Even when Challenge came
    out, I was a bit surprised, but saw it more as playing the same role as Super
    Street Fighter II did to that series.  Just look at the plot: you have a group
    of nine characters, all from completely different time periods, fighting for
    the same thing: to save their own lives and help change the future in which the
    Eternal Champion lived.  One person from this group was sufficient enough to
    save everything.  From this standpoint, it would be difficult, if not
    impossible to author a sequel, unless you take into account some kind of
    butterfly effect which further damages some aspect of the distant future, which
    seems highly unlikely given the circumstances of the tournament.  Even then,
    could you bring back the characters from the previous tournament?  It's
    possible, but even then, since all the chatacters would again be fighting for
    their own lives, and still entering from separate time periods, there could be
    no character interaction and little further individual character development
    without losing the integrity of the series.  This was basically a one shot
    deal, and they had to put all their efforts into the game at least suspecting
    Q: Will you ever do something like this for Eternal Champions: Challenge from
    the Darkside?
    A: (sigh) Probably not.  Even though Sega had a couple of quality games in
    their lineups over the years, tracking that kind of thing down for working
    systems and whatnot is becoming increasingly painful.  I couldn't even use my
    old Genesis to write this because the video plug kept on overheating (don't
    ask, I don't know why).
    Q: Who did you have the easiest time beating the Eternal Champion with?
    A: Midknight.  I had it pretty easy with Larcen too, and thought he'd be the
    one, but with Midknight the EC barely touched me.  Too much flying across the
    screen and throwing for him to handle.
    Q: Will  you be writing a strategy guide for this game?
    A: Nope.  Ask someone else for help.  Writing strategies for fighting games is
    against my religion and I'm really treading on thin ice with this one.
    Q: How did X fighter learn Y martial art?  That does not make sense!
    A: Fighting games aren't designed to make sense.  If you ask me, I just assumed
    that the whole "training complex" thing was utilized to hone the skills of the
    various characters before the actual tournament.  The EC probably taught a few
    of them some skills here and there (he IS the culmination of all previous
    masters after all) and let them figure it out from there.  This is one of those
    odd games where it seems like the fun training minigame stuff is actually
    Q: Did the virus spilled in Blade's time period affect Midknight and RAX in the
    later timelines?
    A: This is the biggest plot hole in the game by a considerable margin.  If 99%
    of the world's population had been wiped out, there wouldn't have been enough
    government left to want to hunt Midknight down, and I doubt that the last
    remnants of humanity would be so fixated with having their physically strongest
    specimens bitch it out in a dark room during RAX's period.  There are two
    possible explanations for this: 1) each timeline is a singularity operating
    outside the influence of the others (utter BS) or 2) lots of people were
    killed, but they contained it... somehow...
    Q: Are all the Atlanteans frogmen like Trident or were they kind of human?
    A: Short answer: no clue.  Long answer: the text indicates that Trident was
    "created", but beyond that we don't really know anything.  Since the Atlanteans
    were pretty forward thinking so far as underwater domes go, seemingly before
    the Romans issued the challenge, it seems possible that they were.
    Q: You know, the Blade in this game seems kind of similar to the one in the
    comic series...
    A: Aaand that's all the time we have for questions!
    =  07: CONTACT INFO  =
    First, I'm going to have to ask you to search through this to make absolutely
    certain your answer isn't here.  I've tried to be detailed without being
    concise, so hopefully there is an answer here.
    Second, this is an in-depth FAQ, only on the plot of this game.  If you e-mail
    with questions about how to beat the Eternal Champion or do the overkills, it's
    more likely than not that the e-mail gets sent to the trash.
    Third, no wacky theories.  Since (I think) the development of this storyline
    was limited to the games, I'm just going with what's in them.  I really have no
    interest whatsoever in fanfic or anything of the sort, so just move right along
    and create your own site if you have to, just leave me out of it.
    Fourth, harassers will be blocked.  Flames, despite mob opinion, are
    not-so-surprisingly counterproductive.
    That said, my e-mail is fearfaq(at)hotmail.com (replace the at with an @, I do
    this to mess with the spambots.  Try to be good and give me some idea of what
    you're talking about in the e-mail title.
    =  08: FINAL NOTES  =
    As all good FAQ / Walkthroughs come to an end, so must come the shout outs.
    Props to:
    -- Sega, because even though hardly anyone else noticed it, they did make some
       pretty fun games.
    -- CJayC, for being an all around good chap and putting up the gamefaqs
       site you are likely using.  Along with the disclaimer in the beginning.
       Posting this as well, cheers.
    -- People who write FAQs, thanks for keeping me from being the designated
       tech support for my friends.  And vice versa.
    No props to:
    -- Those who would infringe on the copy rights.  I don't make money off
       of any of this, but seriously, that shit ain't cool yo, and it doens't
       take that much to get permission.
    ---- Copyright 2005 Muchitsujo

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