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                       XENOGEARS (TM) (US Version)
                            MEGA WALKTHROUGH
                         
                          PART III (out of III)
                              version 1.17

                     Stand tall & shake the heavens 
 
                      Walkthrough by YoungMan1979
                    (xenogears@switzerland.army.net)

   Don't send me questions regarding Xenogears!  They will not be 
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   suggestions only.

                            August 25, 1999

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                S U B M I S S I O N S   W A N T E D 
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   Please submit your tips and tricks on defeating the following
   enemies:

   1) Fighting VIERGE for the first time in "Recapture Aveh"
   2) BLADE GASH, MARINE BASHER, GRAND GROWL, SKY GHENE (and them again
      for the second time) in "Gate 2 - Babel"
   3) Ramsus and Miang in AMPHYSVENA and OPHIOMORPH respectively in
      "Merkava Calls."

   Thanks for the support in sending your submissions for defeating 
   Deus for the final time!

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DISCLAIMER

   This game is Copyright (c) Square Co. Ltd.  Licensed by Sony 
   Computer Entertainment America for use with the PlayStation game
   console.  PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer
   Entertainment Inc.

   This Walkthrough is not in any way affiliated with or endorsed 
   by Sony and/or Squaresoft.  This walkthrough shows explicit details
   on how to solve the game.  If you don't want to lose the excitement
   or challenge of solving the entire game yourself, ignore this
   walkthrough.  Anyway, I won't be telling you what they will be
   talking about (unlike the other Xenogears walkthrough) so as not
   to spoil the surprises in the storyline.

   The names of the 'chapters' in the walkthrough are based upon the
   names in the saved games when a memory cube or the world map is
   available in the game.  This is a linear game so the story is told
   as it is.  You can't do shortcuts although you can spend more time
   exploring an area.

  
TERMINOLOGY / LEGEND

   <T>  - Triangle Button            
   <X>  - X Button
   <S>  - Square Button
   <C>  - Circle Button
   /NORTH\, /SOUTH\, /EAST\, /WEST\ - the direction in the compass
          which is found in the lower right of the screen.
   sequence - a series of talks and/or animations where all you can do
       is watch and/or press <X>

WALKTHROUGH-WALKTHROUGH-WALKTHROUGH-WALKTHROUGH-WALKTHROUGH-WALKTHROUGH

      -----------------
      Table of Contents
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      37 - Gate 2 - Babel
      38 - Gate 3 - The Deep
      39 - Into Solaris
      40 - Escape Solaris
      41 - Lone Wolf
      42 - Krelian's Lab
      43 - Tears for Fears
      44 - Shot Down
      45 - Break the Seal
      46 - Soul Vessel
      47 - The Stars Know
      48 - Above Mahanon
      49 - Paradise
      50 - Promised Land
      51 - Merkava Calls
      52 - Dreams...
      53 - First and Last

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                           * 37 * GATE 2 - BABEL *****
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   If you equipped yourself with Seal Armors, remove them now.  I 
   suggest that you equip Fei with Deathblower 1 if you have it.

   Enter the [right] door.  The next battle will be tough.  Have Maria
   in your party because you need Maria's gear's powerful attacks. 

   Walk /EAST\ then turn [right] at the end.  Once you get to the gap
   on the floor.  Go down and get out of your gears.  Go to the door
   on the [left] and enter the room.

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *  BLADEGASH and MARINEBASHER  *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *        5,000 HP each         *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Don't use your booster!!  You will be fighting them again    /
  /  and you won't have the chance to restore your fuel.  Try to  /
  /  get rid of Marine Basher first (fishlike gear).  Heal your   /
  /  gears when your HP gets low.  Don't consume all the fuel for /
  /  healing because you'll meet them again.                      /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *   GRANDGROWL and SKYGHENE    *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *      6000 HP and 5000 HP     *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Skygene has lower HP so concentrate all your attacks on her. /
  /  Maria's gear has a powerful level 2 deathblow.  Use it!!     /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *  BLADEGASH and MARINEBASHER  *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *        5,000 HP each         *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  If you have deathblower 1, you'll be able to execute the     /
  /  Raigo deathblow which is powerful, inflicting 1600+ damage   /
  /  on your enemies.                                             /
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  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *   GRANDGROWL and SKYGHENE    *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *      6000 HP and 5000 HP     *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Use the same tactics you used before.  They shouldn't be     /
  /  hard to beat.                                                /
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   After the battles, a sequence follows.

                     ooooo SUBMISSIONS ooooo

   Defeating the group of bosses above is really difficult especially 
   if you do not have well-equipped gears.  I received lots of e-mails
   asking for tips and tricks on defeating them.  Now I'm asking all of
   you out there to share how you got through them.

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from David Meleedy <david.meleedy@analog.com>

   Ellie's "Aerods" attack does amazing damage to "BLADE GASH, MARINE
   BASHER" simultaneously.  usually 2 of these attacks plus Fei's X 
   attack's and level 1 combos will do in these 2 really quick.

   For "GRAND GROWL, SKY GHENE" try using Chu-Chu for something
   different!  She barely gets affected by Sky Ghene, so use Bart to
   full out attack "GRAND GROWL", get rid of him ASAP.  The rest of the
   fight should be using Chu's X attacks on SKY GHENE, and try to keep
   Bart Alive.

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from Aaron Doucet <sling@idirect.ca>

   Before the battle, go to Shevat. Tune Up Fei's and Elly's gears to
   the MAX. Buy a Flare rod G for Elly. Make sure you equip the flare 
   rod. Buy the best whip for Bart, equip it, and then go to Babel
   tower.
 
   For Bladegash and Marinebasher, Just use Aerods twice, and 
   Marinebasher should be very close to dying. kill Marinebasher, and 
   Bladegash should be easy. Then for the other two, just kill Skyghene
   first, and then Grandgrowl. Repeat for the second time. Use booster 
   if neccesary.

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                           * 38 * GATE 3-THE DEEP*****
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   Save your game on the memory cube.

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   Talk to Sigurd and leave for Thames.  Thames is near the Babel 
   Tower.  It's /SOUTHWEST\ of Babel Tower.  When you're near, do a 
   nose dive using the directional button until you hit the ocean.
   You should see the waves splashing when you hit the ocean. Go to
   Thames and the word 'Thames' should appear.  Press <X> to enter.
   
   From Yggdrasil's deck, head /NORTH\ and enter Thames.  From the
   screw elevator, go to the bridge.  Talk to the Captain.

   Go back to the screw elevator and head for the Supply Entrance.
   Walk /NORTH\ and talk to the man facing the wall.  Tune up your
   gears!  Make sure all your gears have the fix frame HP.

   Get back to the screw elevator.   Go to the Dock.  Go back to
   Yggdrasil.  Go the Yggdrasil's bridge.  Talk to Sigurd.

   The compass is gone and you can't turn your view 360 degrees.
   Walk [forward].  The fastest way to move is by jumping.  You'll
   see a whole.  Go in it.  Keep on walking forward.  There is a fork
   along the way.  Turn [right] and enter the next hole.  You'll find
   yourself in a really long tunnel.

      o TIPS ON ENEMIES
      o Death Scythe - can cause 1000+ damage per turn.  Use deathblows
      o   to kill this devil.
      o Medusoid - like in the underground cave in the desert, this
      o   medusoid can be killed with one <X> attack.
      o Merman - has electric attack.  Use deathblows to kill it.
      o Salvager - kill with deathblows.  It has  withdrawal attack
      o   which can cause 2000+ damage.

   Keep on jumping around.  On the other end, you'll come across a
   fork in the tunnel with strong current.  Don't worry, keep on 
   jumping.  Take the [left] turn this time.  With a lot of hard
   work (and battles), you'll get through it.

   Go foward and up up up to the light.  Examine the two chests.
   There will be a rumbling sound.

   Go back down.  Walk down, retracing your steps.  When you reach
   the place where there used to be a strong current (weeds around
   the tunnel), go [right].  Keep on walking down the weedy tunnel
   until you get sucked right in.  Go up to the light.

   Open the chest and equip Fei with the Deathblower 2.  Enter the
   door.

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          Crescens            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          14800 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  If you equipped Bart's Gear with Deathblower 1, you'll be    /
  /  able to execute Spark Wave when his attack level goes one.   /
  /  It causes about 2100+ hp damage so this is very useful.  Use /
  /  Bart's Wild Smile on him.  She isn't difficult to beat       /
  /  because you have lots of fuel (did you tune up your gear?).  /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

  A very very interesting sequence follows, then a touching scene
  between Citan and Yui.  Save your game on the memory cube.


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                           * 39 * INTO SOLARIS   *****
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   Leave the room.  Go back to Queen Zephyr.  The door leading to her
   room has two guards.

   A sequence follows.

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   This is one of the best sequences in the game.  I don't know about
   you but I felt so good watching it.

   Go near the tube-like things on the [left]. Fei and Elly should
   talk.

   Save your game on the memory cube.

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   Exit the thing by going to that glasslike wall and examining it.
   Go to the last elevator on the [left] (/SOUTHWEST\). Use it.  Exit
   the place again.  Go down the elevator.

   Go to the third elevator.  It should ask "Return to 12-3-6" when
   you examine it.  Talk to the guy.  Choose "Yeah, sure."  Follow him
   out the pod.

   Walk to the [right] of the elevator.  There should be wall with
   a reddish light.  Talk to the person standing by it.

   Enter the maze.  Walk forward.  Go to the next room. Ride on the
   elevator on the next room (last elevator).  Walk /NORTHEAST\ and 
   down the stairs.  Open the door.

   Before you walk around, press the R1 and L1 button.  Look around.
   You should see a floating gray triangle.  Avoid being seen by them.
   If you have played Metal Gear, this shouldn't be a problem. There is
   more than one of them so don't try to escape in one run.  Either
   side has a floating triangle.  The triangles can see front and back
   but not through walls.  Go to the right side and at the end is a 
   door.  Open it.

   Go down the stairs.  Use the elevator to go up. Go to the next room.
   Then walk /NORTHEAST\.  

   A sequence follows.

   Enter the door.  Walk to the other side of the room and open the
   door.  Go through the next door.

   Suddenly a change in mood here.  Talk to people until you reach
   the end on the [right].  Elly should say something about the
   ceremony.

   Go to the middle of the place.  There should be doorways with white
   lights flooding out.  Enter the place.  The guy on the left should
   be selling tickets.  Choose "Buy and Sell." The middle store sells 
   weapons while the one on the [right] sells items.

   Leave the place.  Go to the [right] and enter the building with
   revolving doors.

   Go to the elevator on the center of the room.  Use it to go up.
   Open the door on the /EAST\.  Say "PLEASE."  Leave the room and
   on the room on the other side (/WEST\) is a memory cube.  Save your
   game.

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   Get out of the room, go down the elevator and head for the revolving
   door.

   Run to the [right] until you reach the end.  Talk to the guard.  
   Walk inside.

   A sequence follows.

      o TIPS ON ENEMIES
      o Security Cube - in the beginning you will be able to cause only
      o    1 HP damage.  Later, they will do an Eth Def UP/Def DOWN or
      o    Eth Def DOWN/Def Up and you know what attack will they be
      o    vulnerable to. 

   You have to go the /WEST\.  Keep on running and cross those little
   bridges if you have to.  At the end, you have to jump and climb up
   the red ladder.  Walk forward, jump over on obstructions.  Go down
   and up the red ladder again.  You will reach a part where you have
   to walk over two small pipes. Later you will reach a long red
   ladder.  Go up and you're out of the place.

   Walk /SOUTHWEST\ and examine the gate.  A sequence follows.  Enter
   the house.

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                           * 40 * ESCAPE SOLARIS *****
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   Save your game on the memory cube (/SOUTH\) corner of the room.

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   Leave the room.  The door is near the /NORTH\ corner.  Go down the
   first flight of stairs and try entering the room.  Go downstairs.
   Go to the /NORTHEAST\ door and open it.  Talk to the woman you see.
   Equip yourself with the Psycho rod.  Get out of the room.  Go to the
   next door in the /SOUTHWEST\ wall.  Enter it.  Talk to Elly's mom.
   Exit the room and go up the stairs again and try opening the door
   to the room of Elly's dad.

   Once you're inside, go to the monitor by the table.  Examine it.

   Go up the spiral staircase.  Go to the middle where you have to
   cross a bridge.  Go to the other side and pass the other bridge.
   Open the door to the building.  You'll be spotted.
 
   Citans seems to be hiding something from you. Hmmmm...  Go through
   the door, then to the other door.  You're back in the maze.  Walk
   until you reach the end.  Ride on the elevator.  Go up, open the
   door.  No, there aren't any flying triangles around here.  Go to
   the door in the middle and enter.  Use the elevator.  Keep on 
   walking /SOUTHWEST\ until you rech the end.  There is a door on the
   /SOUTH\ wall.  Use it to exit.

   Go to the middle part of the place where there used to be a guard.
   There's no guard now.  There is like a symmetically shaped blue
   thing on the ground.  Examine it.  Once inside, examine the flashing
   green thing on the [right].
   
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   |   them..."  - Medena
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   Save your game on the memory cube.

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                           * 41 *    LONE WOLF   *****
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   Exit the room.

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   |   life."  - Erich                                          |
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   Go back to the green thing and examine it again.  Jump up and
   up again, the up the middle of the room.  There a door on the
   /NORTHWEST\ wall.  Go up the stairs.  Open the door.

   Go down the stairs.  Before you jump down, replenish the HPs of
   your members.  Don't jump down yet.  There's this blue mettalic
   thing near the /SOUTHWEST\ wall.  Push it down.  Don't jump 
   down right away.  In the /NORTH\ part, there is a ladder by
   the wall inside.  Fall down near the wall and hold on to the
   ladder.  The ladder leads to a door. Open it.

   Walk forward, turn [right] (/SOUTH\).  Turn [left].  Go to the
   door and open it.

   Go to the end then down the stairs.  Try opening the door on
   the /SOUTHWEST\ wall.  Go to the door again and open it.  There
   is a ladder on the /WEST\. Go up.  Keep on walking until you reach
   the end.  Turn [right].  There is a hobsteak on the chest!  Enter
   the door on the [left].  There is a computer on /WEST\ corner.
   Examine it's right side. On the other side of the room, there is
   a circular computer.  Examine it.  Choose 'Input Code.'  Use this
   code 1 2 3 4 End Input. You should get a gold bullion.  Go back to
   the computer, this time on the left side.  Examine it.  You now
   have the code 0101.  Look at the screen.  Try doing some 
   combinations until you get this pattern on the screen:

      without rectangle, with rectangle, without, with then input data.

   Do the same thing again this time the opposite: with, without, with,
   without.  Here's something useful:

      When light is on, 1.  When light is off, 0.

      foreign object detector lock off-code  0101
      item 1 lock off-code                   1001
      item 2 lock off-code                   1111

      Input upper row code only.  Select from 1 to 4.

      Select 'End Input' to see calculation result in the lower row.

      When inputting the upper row according to the value of the lower
      row, the value of the lower row is determined.

   Get out of the room.  
 
   Go down a conveyor belt and walk against the direction of the belt.
   Near the end, turn [left].  A sequence follows.  Open the door.
   After the sequence, go to the other end of the room (/SOUTHEAST\).
   Turn [right] (/SOUTHWEST\).  Open the door.  Go to the memory card
   and save your game.

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                           * 42 *  KRELIAN'S LAB *****
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   Go to the door by the memory cube.  Inside the room is an elevator.
   Use it to go up.  When you reach the top, open the door.  After
   entering the next room, open the door on the /SOUTHEAST\.

   Open the door on the /NORTHEAST\ wall.  Go down /NORTHEAST\.  Walk
   straight until you reach a door.  Enter the next room.  Go down
   the stairs the turn [left] then keep on walking until the way goes
   up.  Enter the next door.  Walk then enter the door on the [right].

   Inside the room full of cages, walk forward until someone talks to
   you.  There is a door on the /SOUTHEAST\ wall.  Open it.  Walk until
   you reach the next door.  Open it.  On the other side of the room
   is a door.  Open it.  Walk to the [right] then turn [left].  Open
   the dark pink glass door.  Enter the bigger door on the right.  Get
   the eyeball inside the chest.  You can sell this later.  Get out
   of the room and then enter the smaller door.  Open the chest.  Leave
   the room.  Go through the pink door again.  Walk forward then turn
   [left].  There's another pink door.  Open it.  From the two doors
   you'll get a gold nugget and a hob meat.  Exit the pink door.
   
   Turn [left] then [right].  Enter the first door on the right.  On
   the other end of the room is a computer.  Examine it to turn the
   lock of the security system.  Leave the room.  Head /NORTHEAST\
   until you reach a door. Open it.

   Go up the spiral staircase.  Open chests, and open the door.  Walk
   forward and open the door on the end.  Keep on walking until you
   reach the end.  Open the door.  Then the next door on the next 
   room.  There will be two doors by the /SOUTH\ corner.  Enter the
   one on the [right].  Save your game on the memory cube.

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   Enter the door by the memory cube.  Run to the other end. Open the
   door.  Run to the other end again and open the door.  

   Feeling dizzy? Run again to the other end.  Open the door.  Will 
   these tunnels ever end?  Go to the other end and open the door.

   Turn [right].  Keep on walking then turn [right] again.  Open
   the door.  Examine the console.  Take note of the sound it makes.

   Exit the room, and turn [left].  Keep on walking until you reach the
   the door which is audio password protected.  Press Up down up left 
   right then <C>.  Turn [right].  Keep on walking until you reach a 
   door on your [left].  Open it.  The violet thing is actually a 
   stairway up.  At the topmost is a door.  Open it.

   Turn [left] and when you reach the end, turn [right].  Then walk
   then turn [left].  Open the door.  A sequence follows.  Leave the 
   room.  Get out of the room then turn [left].  Go to the door and
   try to open it.  A sequence follows.

   Now it's hard to find your way around because the light's gone.
   Turn /SOUTHEAST\ and walk.  Open the door on the end.  Another
   sequence follows.

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   |                                                            |
   |  "It is not fair for me to be the only innocent one."      |
   |      - Citan                                               |
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   Walk /SOUTHWEST\.  When you reach the manhole, Billy should talk.
   Walk /SOUTHWEST\ again.  There's a door on the [left].  Open it.

                           ***************************
                           * 43 * TEARS FOR FEARS*****
                           ***************************

   You will be able to change your party members in the blue
   memory cube.  Save your game in the yellow one.

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   Leave the room through the /SOUTHWEST\ door.  Run /SOUTHWEST\.

   Now that you have Emeralda as a usable member, here are her
   deathblows:

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  |=|                    EMERALDA'S DEATHBLOWS                      |=|
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  |=|                      AP used     Button Combination           |=|
  |=|  Leg Cutter             4           <T><X>                    |=|
  |=|  Wave Cutter            5           <T><T><X>                 |=|
  |=|  Leg Spin               5           <S><X>                    |=|
  |=|  Hammer Head            6           <T><T><T><X>              |=|
  |=|  Grand Arm              6           <T><S><X>                 |=|
  |=|  Divider                6           <S><T><X>                 |=|
  |=|  Flying Arm             6           <X><X>                    |=|
  |=|  Tornado Head           7           <T><T><T><T><X>           |=|
  |=|  Reycount               7           <T><T><S><X>              |=|
  |=|  Dark Beast             7           <T><S><T><X>              |=|
  |=|+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++|=|

  Turn [left] and keep on running and on the end, open the door.  Head
  [right] and open the door on the end (/SOUTHWEST\).  On the other end
  open the door. 

  Run /SOUTHWEST\.  Ignore the intersections--stay on the route to the
  /SOUTHWEST\.  At the end is a door.  Open it. On the ohter end of the 
  room is a door. Open it.  Turn [left] the [right].  Run on the
  /SOUTHWEST\ direction.  Then turn [right], then [left].  Turn [left]
  then [right].  Save your game on the yellow memory cube!!  

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  Walk to the /SOUTWEST\ end.  A sequence follows.  Before the fight
  with Executioner and Graf, you will be able to choose your members.
  I recommend you have Emeralda with you.

  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *      Executioner; Graf       *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *       5,000HP   7,000HP      *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  These two are not actually hard to beat.  Make sure you have /
  /  a LOT of zetasols to revive your knocked-out enemy. Focus all/
  /  your attacks on the executioner first and when he's down,    /
  /  attack Graf.                                                 /
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 

                           ***************************
                           * 44 *   SHOT DOWN    *****
                           ***************************

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                  - END OF DISC 1 --- POP IN DISC 2 -

   It's almost unbelievable that Disc 1 lasted that long!  What else 
   could happen in the lives of Fei and Elly?

   Here's something you'll see on the scren, it's more of a poem...
   
          Dreaming...

          I was dreaming...
          Perhaps it may have been 
          but a long forgotten memory...

          A dream...
          A memory...

          Things remembered
          when one is asleep...
          Things forgotten
          when one is awake...

          Where the deepest layers
          of memories
          Become the outmost layers
          of one's dreams...

          Which are reality?
          Which are illusions?
          One cannot tell until
          one awakes...

          Or perhaps they are,
          At the same time, both
          Truth and fiction...

          A vast nebulous...
          With no boundaries...

          An emptiness equivalent
          To my own existence...

          I dreamt such a dream...

          A long...
          Never-ending,
          Dream...

   Here's another one:

          'Elly'...
          
          It was a time when she
          went by such a name.
          A time when we had met
          up with one another...
          A time when nothing
          mattered between us...

          It was better that way...
          Just two people,
          together...

          It was better to have
          left it that way...

   And another one *sob*

          I lied...
          I wasn't out of paint.
          I just feared I would
          finish the portrait.
          I wanted to keep on
          painting... forever.

          Dreams...
          
          A life of a man named
          Lacan...
          And the lives of countless
          other men...

   Back to the walkthrough.  Walk /WEST\ and open the door by the
   corner.  A sequence follows.

   Get down.  The door is at the /NORTH\ side.  Open it.  Go to the
   memory cube /SOUTH\ of the room.  Save your game!

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   Now, go to the door on the /EAST\ of the room and open it.

   After the sequence, leave the room.  Anyways, here's an "In Case You
   Didn't Know" gossip.  The driver of the gear Calamity back in the 
   underground cave was Ol' Man Bal.

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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |  "I want us to be apart and think about ourselves again."  |
   |      - Elly                                                |
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  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          VENDETTA            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          10,000 HP           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Your attack level should reach infinity now.  One attack     /
  /  from you will cause much damage to him.  If you look at your /
  /  Special Options, you'll see System Id, Thor Wave, Flaming    /
  /  Hell which are new.                                          /
  ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 


                           ***************************
                           * 45 * BREAK THE SEAL *****
                           ***************************

   You will be asked if you want to save your data.  Save it!!

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *        FT. HURRICANE         *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          15,000 HP           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  As one magazine calls it, Ft. Hurricane is another enemy     /
  /  insanely easy to beat.  Imagine, 98,000 HPs!  Try the Ygg    /
  /  canon in the Special Options!                                /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

  You'll be given an option.  I recommend a Memmber change.  Use your
  most powerful members!  You can save your games now but if you want
  to change your party members, do that first before you save.

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  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *   SUFAL (4) and SUFAL MASS   *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               * 1200 HP each     5,000 HP    *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Kill the Sufal Mass first before the sufals because this     /
  /  will relese a deadly blow if you let him live longer.  If    /
  /  you have <X><X> deathblows, use them.  Citan's Myogetsu      /
  /  should be powerful enough.                                   /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |  "A single hand cannot clap."  - Sophia                    |
   |  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  |
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                           ***************************
                           * 45 *  SOUL VESSEL   *****
                           ***************************

   After a long-ish sequence, you'll be ask for a party member change.

   Press L2+R2 button to get on your gear.  You can save your game
   on the yellow memory cube.

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   Talk to the gear by the memory cubes.  Tune up all your gears.  You
   should have a lot of money from all those battles.  Sell those gold
   buillion and nuggets.  Buy Zetasols and Omegasols!

   You'll see a runway going /NORTH\.  Get out of your gears because
   your gears won't fit inside.  Walk inside.  

      o TIPS ON ENEMIES
      o Defencer - two <X><X> attacks will kill one of them.

   Walk /NORTH\ then turn /WEST\.  There's a gold buillion!!  Walk 
   /EAST\ and go up the stairs.  Turn [left].  Open the door.  Go
   to the other side of the room.  Open the door.  There should be
   Wizardry Ring on the /EAST\ corner.  Examine the door on the /NORTH\
   wall. Examine the computer on the /WEST\ part of the room.  Examine
   that spark on the corner.  Examine the computer again.  Leave the 
   room.  Go to the other side of the room and leave.

   Walk forward then turn /NORTH\.  At the end, you will see a door on
   the [left].  Enter it.  Examine the computer on the wall.  Leave the
   room.  Walk /SOUTH\ then turn [right].  Go to the other side and 
   open the door.  Jump up to the sparkling thing and examine it again.
   Go down and examine the computer. 

   Open the door on the /NORTH\.  Walk then turn [left].  Jump to get
   to the next part.  Walk then turn [left].  Open the door.  There is
   a memory cube on the other end of the room.  Save your game.
   
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   Use the elevator to go up.  Turn [left] (/SOUTH\) and at the end,
   open the door.  Examine the computer on the the /SOUTH\ wall then
   on the /WEST\.  Examine the computer on the /NORTHEAST\ corner.
   The code to activate Door Lock Area 5 is: 0, 3, 2, 0.  Examine the
   computer on the /WEST\ wall.  Area B locks should be deactivated
   now.

   Leave the room.  Walk /NORTH\ then turn [right].  Use the elevator
   to go down.  Open the door on the [left] (/NORTH\).  Examine the 
   computer.  The examine the computer on the [left] and then on the
   [right].  Examine the computer on the middle again.  Leave the room.
 
   Go to the middle of the room.  The octagonal platform is an 
   elevator.  Use it to go down.  Leave the elevator.  You'll notice
   that there are four computer terminals. Here are the codes:

      Address A: 2
      Address B: 4
      Address C: 8
      Address D: 5

   After inputting the codes, go to the right of the Address A 
   terminal.  Examine it.  Choose 'release lock'.  Go back to the
   elevator and use it to go DOWN.

   Open the door on the /EAST\.  Open the next door. Enter.  Open
   the next door again.  Enter. Open the next door.  Enter.  
   Examine the computer on the upper left.

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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |  "Overprotection only stunts the will to be independent."  |
   |         - Kelvena                                          |
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  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *       KELVENA (2000HP)       *                /
  /               *     SERAPHITA (2000HP)       *                /
  /               *        TOLONE (2000HP)       *                /
  /               *       DOMINIA (4000HP)       *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  / Let one of your characters save up APs to do a combo on       /
  / Kelvena (Kelvina).  Kelvena heals other members so you have   /
  / to get rid of her first.  Use a Wild Smile (if you have Bart) /
  / on all of them. You can get rid of Dominia if you charge up   /
  / the APs of two characters and do successive 28-AP combos.     /
  / However, I think you should get rid of the other Elements     /
  / like Tolone and Seraphita after Kelvena.                      /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   Here's another cool transformation!  Reminds me of the Voltron,
   Voltez V, and Transformer days.

  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         G ELEMENTS           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          35,000 HP           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Use "System Id" in Fei's Special Option.  Turn on everyone's /
  /  boosters.  Once System Id is activated, Weltall's "Goten X"  /
  /  will cause a LOT of damage.  For your other members, keep on /
  /  using <T> attacks to reach level a high attack level.  If you/
  /  have Elly on your party, you'll notice that she won't be able/
  /  to cause much of a damage (after all she should be part of   /
  /  that big gear).  Bart's Ygg D. Charge will cause 1000+ HP    /
  /  damage.  Vierge's Aerod's will cause 1000+ HP damage, too.   /
  /  Weltall will lose its System Id soon so activate it again.   /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |  "It's because they are weak that they can develop         |
   |   kindness... and never look down on people."              |
   |         - Elly                                             |
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    After the long sequence, press R2+L2 to get in your gear.  Go to
    the yellow cube to save your game.

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                           ***************************
                           * 46 * THE STARS KNOW *****
                           ***************************

   Talk to the gear (Johnny).  Buy some weapons like Sonic GWhip for
   Bart, Yamane Sword for Citan... He sells an A Charger which restores
   50 fuel... Extra Ar+7... Sell your gold buillion, eyeball, fang, 
   etc.  Crescens (Emeralda's Gear) doesn't have a Fix Frame yet so 
   buy her one.

   You're in some cave again.  There will be some enemies here along 
   the way.

      o TIPS ON ENEMIES
      o Croaker Tribe -- easy to kill when you're in a gear.
      o Griffon -- this thing keeps on missing but so will your regular
      o    attacks.  Use level 1 deathblows.
      o Tusk-tusk -- these green things have lots of HPs!  Focus your
      o    attacks on one tusk-tusk at a time.  After five <X> attacks,
      o    it will die.
   
   There is a boulder by the blue memory cube.  Push it aside.  It's 
   not easy to move the boulder in your first try.  Some groups of
   Croaker Tribes will try to attack you.  If you're not in your gear,
   use CALL GEAR to get on your gear during battle.  I suggest that you
   use Vierge's Aerods to get rid of them in a single turn.  After 
   moving the boulder aside, replenish your fuel and hp by going to
   Shopkeeper Johnny.  The boulder seems to be moved around in a 
   counter clockwise direction if I'm not mistaken.  What I did was to 
   move it to the left first then I found myself at the back of the
   boulder.  I examined the boulder and Fei said something about 
   pushing it and so I did and it moved to the left and a lound sound
   was made by the boulder.  Get out of your gear and examine the door
   to get in.


  |=|==================== THINGS TO CONSIDER =======================|=|
  |=|                                                               |=| 
  |=|                       P U Z Z L E S                           |=|
  |=|                                                               |=|
  |=|  Like the Final Fantasy series, Xenogears will never be       |=|
  |=|  complete without some tricky puzzles.  At this point the     |=|
  |=|  puzzles you have come accross to are 1) Lone Wolf -- codes;  |=|
  |=|  2)Soul Vessel -- door lock area; four terminals; 3) The Stars|=|
  |=|  Know -- the door behind the boulder.                         |=|
  |=|                                                               |=|
  |=|  The next puzzle is hard.  It's like "Lost in Snow" in Final  |=|
  |=|  Fantasy VII.  Precision is required to be able to solve it.  |=|
  |=|===============================================================|=|

   On the next room is a puzzle.  Look around.  The front part of the
   room has three holes in it.  What you need to do is to put three
   large stones in each hole.  Now, first things first. Examine the
   back of the stones.  When I say BACK, I mean the side AWAY from the
   holes.  After reading the last stone (the one saying something about
   the "unseen"), go to wall on the [right] near the corner and examine
   the wall.  It should say something about "4 steps south, 10 steps
   west."  DO THAT FIRST.  When doing the 4 steps, walk continuously, 
   meaning, BIG STEPS, not the small ones.  You can do big steps by not
   letting go of the directional buttons.  After doing 4 steps, turn
   /SOUTH\ and do 10 BIG steps.  Yes, you will hit the wall on probably
   your 7th or 8th step but keep on walking until you reach 10 steps.
   Precisely 4 and 10 steps are needed.  Nothing more, nothing less.
   You will know that what you did was right when a stone fall from
   the ceiling.  DO NOT MOVE that stone yet.  Go to the standing stones
   (the three pillars) and go to the [left] one, the stone that says
   something about looking at the back of the stone.  Do that the 
   AFTER the the 4 steps, 10 steps.  After examining the back of the 
   stone, a second stone will fall down.  DO NOT MOVE that stone.
   The stone that fell is at the back of the second stone.  If you 
   notice, that stone is a stepping stone so that you can go up the
   second stone pillar.  Go up, be careful not to push the stone.  When
   you're at the top of the stone pillar, jump up and a third stone 
   will fall down.  Now, look at the fallen stones.  They are aligned 
   with the holes.  Push the stones to their CORRESPONDING holes.  If
   you did it right, the ground will shake and a very short sequence
   follows.  If you did wrong, nothing will happen.  You don't have to
   reset the game, just step out of the room and go back in again.  The
   stone will be gone. And you can start solving the puzzle again.

   When you get out, the yellow memory cube is still there.  Save your
   game if you want to.

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   If you did right, step out of the room.  You'll see that there is
   a part of the place which collapsed therefore making it possible for
   you to jump on the other side.  Make a running jump and jump to the
   middle and do another running jump to reach the other end.  Open the
   door.

   Walk to the [right] side then get out of your gears.  Run and go to 
   the other end.  Open the next door.

   Go inside, open the chest and go to the next room.  Go to the end
   of the room.  Walk at the sides because there are trapdoors in
   the middle.  Examine the thing on the end.  Walk backwards a little
   and you'll fall down a trapdoor.  As you fall down, push the
   directional button towards the /EAST\ to prevent you from falling
   all the way.  You'll find yourself going in a room instead.  Open
   the door in the end.

   When you reach the middle of the room, a group of stalactites will
   go down (or stalagmites, whatever). When go down, jump on them and
   let them carry you to the top.  Go through the door and enter the
   room.

   In the next room, examine the place.  There is a pool and infront of
   are two white tiles.  On the left side of the left tile is a white
   diamond-shaped thing.  Another diamond-shaped thing is found on the
   other right side of the right tile.  These 4 things (2 diamond-
   shaped things and 2 tiles) are switches.  Let  

      left diamond,  A; 
      left tile,     B; 
      right tile,    C; 
      right diamond, D.

   Press/step on them in this order: D, C, A, B, A, B, D, C, A, B.

   Jump down and open the door.  Head /SOUTH\ and turn [right].  Push
   the round rock down.  Keep on walking until you reach the end.  Go
   [left] and open the door.  Run back to your gears then jump down.
   Open the door on the end.

   There is a memory cube... Save your game!

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   Go /NORTH\.  Get out of your gears and cross the narrow bridge.
   When you get to the other end, press L2+R2 and you'll be in your 
   gears again.  Jump and when you reach the higher part, get out
   of your gears and enter the door.

   Walk to the end then open the door.  Walk again then open the next
   door.  Walk then open the other end.  Looks familiar?  You're in
   the Anima Dungeon 2 now.  There's a computer on the [right] side.
   Examine it.

  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *           HAMMER             *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          25,000 HP           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Do a System Id on Fei to inflict >4500 HP damage on Hahmmer. /
  /  He'll lower the defense of your gears.  Once he gets RED,    /
  /  ESCAPE the battle otherwise he'll blow up and all of your    /
  /  members will die with him.                                   /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

  ---------------------------------------------------------------------
  from <Khalablade@aol.com>

  If you beat Hammer before he turns explodes, you'll get a trader's 
  card from him.  With it, you will be able to get rare items when you 
  beat enemies.                           

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   After the sequence save your game on the memory cube by the door.


                           ***************************
                           * 47 * ABOVE MAHANON  *****
                           ***************************

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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |  "As long as you will stay by my side...                   |
   |       I know I'll be able to do anything..."               |
   |         - Fei                                              |
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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
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   |  "Just being close to a person is not itself an indication |
   |   of love, is it?"                                         |
   |         - Elly                                             |
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                           ***************************
                           * 48 *    PARADISE    *****
                           ***************************

   Later, you will be able to change party members, open a menu, etc.
   Choose 'open a menu' and save your game.

   When you choose a party member, make sure fix frame is equipped on
   his/her gear.  The next enemy will do a significant amount of damage
   per turn so a fix frame will be necessary for each gear.

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  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *            DEUS              *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          40,000 HP           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  You should know this enemy before you attack him.  What he   / 
  /  does it to halve the HP of everyone including himself every  /
  /  now and then.  If you attack him, he'll restore 16,000 of his/
  /  HP.  In his last halving of HPs, the hp left in him will  be /
  /  2500.  Each of your <X> attacks causes damage less than that./
  /  To kill him, your FIRST move should be an <X> attack (I      /
  /  recommend Emeralda's gear).  Then he will begin to do the    /
  /  HP halving attack.  Restore your gears' HP.  DO NOT ATTACK   /
  /  him anymore.  If you attack him, he will restore 16,000 of   /
  /  his HP.  Just do CHARGE yourself.  Do not even do an ether   /
  /  ether attack.  After about four hp halving attacks, the HP   /
  /  left within him will be 2500.  Now, when it is the turn of   /
  /  the gear who did the first attack (after the first attack    /
  /  that gear should be capable of doing level 1 deathblows)     /
  /  let him do a level 1 deathblow which hopefully should be     /
  /  greater than 2500 HP damage, otherwise, Deus will heal       /
  /  himself.                                                     /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from <matrixprime@mindspring.com>




  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *        ALPHA WELTALL         *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *     impossible to beat       *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  This guy is impossible to beat.                              /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

  A sequence follows.


                           ***************************
                           * 49 * PROMISED LAND  *****
                           ***************************
   Save your game.

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                           ***************************
                           * 50 * MERKAVA CALLS  *****
                           ***************************

   A long sequence follows.  After, you'll have the chance to save your
   game and change your party's members.

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   Go to the /EAST\ doorway.  Enter.  On the end is a fixbot.  You may
   tune up your gears if you want to.  Go back.  Walk /NORTH\.  Go 
   inside.
 
   Do you remember your first fight with Vierge?  As I've said, it was
   one of the most difficult battle sequence in the entire game.  Hey,
   guess what?  Coming up is the MOST difficult battle sequence of them
   all!

   What is needed is careful planning.  First, a good team is needed.
   I recommend Fei, Maria and Rico.  Make sure that all of them have
   fix frame 30. Not more, not less.  To much fix frame hp (like 50
   and 90%) will consume a lot of fuel.  A 10% fix frame HP is just
   not enough.  Equip yourself with TWO ether ar +3 (available at the
   fix bot at the other room).  Knowing the capabilities of each gear
   and character is important. In my saved game, Steir and Siebzehn are
   not capable of infinity attacks.  Steir in my saved games can only
   reach attack level 1 while Seibzehn only up to level 2.  So when
   they reach their respective levels (maximum in my saved game) I
   do the deathblow attacks.  Fei meanwhile can reach infinity level so
   I do not execute any deathblow until I reach the infinity level.
   
   To tell you the truth, I was defeated my first battle with these 
   two.  But in my second one, after discovering Miang's gear will
   cause great ether damage (so I prepared my gears with a lot of 
   ether armors), I really didn't have a problem.  I think the battle
   with Vierge for the first time is more difficult because there are
   less options--less gear parts, weapons, and party members to choose
   from.

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          AMPHYSVENA          *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          30,000 HP           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  His first attack will be Wave#3 Demiser which turns all the  /
  /  HP of your gears to 1.  DO NOT USE ANY DEATHBLOWS first.     /
  /  I don't recommend that you do a System Id.  You need to save /
  /  your fuel.  Hopefully all your members are capable of        /
  /  reaching infinity level deathblow... If not, use the most    /
  /  powerful deathblow you have.  Make sure you have at least    /
  /  5800 HPs left after you defeat him.                          /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from <carloal@i-avenue.com>

   Here's how I beat Miang.  By the way,  I followed your suggestion 
   about using 2 ether armors...but I found something pretty 
   interesting.  At the start of your fight, have 1 character attack
   her.  One attack and one attack only!!  After your hit she responds
   by raising her DEF and ETH ATTACK.  Now the normal thing to do is to
   keep attacking her, but all this does is raise her DEF and ETH 
   ATTACK more and more until she does great damage with her wave 4.  
   But if you just hit her just once, her wave 4 attack is so weak that 
   it doesn't damage your gears at all!  After her DEF and ETH ATTACK 
   goes back to normal, hit her again and wait (charge) again.  I know 
   it is a long and tedious way to beat Miang, but it's less risky.  

   Later on, you'll regain enough fuel to Fix Frame HP so that when she 
   does go all out (ETH ATK rises up) you can engage her head on with
   little worry.  You can also speed things up a little bit by timing
   your attack (in your gear at attack level 3) right before she fires
   so that when she settles down again you can nail her with an 
   infinity attack.  Remember, I've only tried this using 2 ether 
   armors for each gear, I don't know if the results are the same or
   not if equipped differently.  

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  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         OPHIOMORPH           *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         25,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Her attacks are very powerful so you'll end up curing        /
  /  yourself most of the time.  You'll notice that you're fuel   /
  /  and HP are not restore.  She lauches a Wave #4 which is an   /
  /  ether attack.  If you equipped yourself with 2 ether armors, /
  /  the 6,000 damage caused by this ether attack will drop to    /
  /  2,000 but sometimes it goes up to 4,000.  This is a very     /
  /  very significant decrease and this might help you win the    /
  /  battle.                                                      /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from Dan Geng <honghu@san.rr.com>
  
   Here's something VERY useful when fighting Ophiomorph after 
   AMPHYSVENA.  If equipment is just right, meaning 60/25 armor and 2 
   ether ar +3 giving all three gears about >600 ether def, and use 
   50/6600 engine, after defeating amphysvena, here is what you do to 
   guarantee a very easy win.... Keep on charging all of your gears, 
   and continue to do so after Ophiomorph did three of those Wave #4. 
   At this point, the attack will not damage your gears at all, and 
   after each Wave#4, her defense AND ether attack level decrease. 
   After three of such attacks, use System Id and only use Fei and his 
   Infinity attacks. repeat this ENTIRE sequence after the Id effect 
   stops. (meaning wait for her to attack at least twice, otherwise, 
   her Wave #4 will damage your gears!) Hope ya find this little tip 
   useful.
   --------------------------------------------------------------------


                           ***************************
                           * 51 *   DREAMS...    *****
                           ***************************

   After the long sequence, you may save your game.


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   After a very very long sequence, you will be able to save your game 
   and change your party's members.

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    The next enemy is Id again.  Use your strongest gears--Siebzehn,
    Crescens, and Stier.

  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *             ID               *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         30,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  This is an easy fight.  Use your most powerful deathblows,   /
  /  heal if needed.                                              /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   Another long sequence.  They later you can save your game.

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  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *        TRUE WELTALL          *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         20,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  Another insanely easy to beat boss.  Turn on your boosters   /
  /  and don't do any deathblow attacks until you reach the       /
  /  infinite level.                                              /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   A sequence follows.  

                           ***************************
                           * 52 * FIRST AND LAST *****
                           ***************************

   Save your game on the memory cube after the sequence.

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   Leave through the doorway on the /NORTHEAST\ wall.  Go through the
   the next doorway.  Go to the blue store in the /NORTH\.  Talk to the
   store owner.  Tune up your gears.  

   Go through the doorway on the [right] side of the store.  Walk down
   the stairs.  Turn [left] (/NORTHWEST\) and go to the non-functioning
   elevator. Keep on walking until you go up.  Go up the spiral 
   staircase and talk to Zephyr.

   The scene with Ramsus (Kahr) and Citan is so touching.  I was so 
   bored in the 'Dreams' chapter but looks like things are picking up
   again.  The snow falling down looks beautiful, don't they?  They're
   like white lights falling down from the sky.  The music is great,
   too, and like I've said before, I'd really really love to buy the
   soundtrack of Xenogears.

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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |  "People should be free.  With no one bound by others,     |
   |   no one binding others..."  - Fei                         | 
   |                                                            |
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   |  ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~ QUOTABLE QUOTE ~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~  |
   |                                                            |
   |        "So, I shall fight to win true freedom!             |
   |         For we are still alive!"  - Fei                    |
   |                                                            |
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   Go down the stairscase and get back in through the ladder.  Walk
   back /SOUTHEAST\ and turn [left].  Enter the doorway.  On the
   other side, open the door.  Talk to Dan.  If you think that the
   scene of Ramsus with Citan was touching, I think this scene with
   Fei and Dan is more touching.  

   Leave the room.  Turn [right] then walk a bit then turn [left].
   Go back up.  Look at this circular room more closely.  There are
   two elevated platforms, one at the /EAST\ side, and the second one
   is on the /WEST\.  

   On the /SOUTH\ of the room is like a bar, a counter.  Jump over the 
   counter and go inside the doorway. 

   Go downstairs.  Enter the doorway on the /SOUTHWEST\.  A short
   sequence follows.  Talk to Hans again.  Leave the room and talk to
   the yellow dolphin.  Head /NORTH\ and go through the doorway.  

   To the [right] of the counter is an Aveh guard.  Talk to him.  He
   sells and buys items.  On the [right] side of the platform on the
   /WEST\ is an old man.  He buys and sells weapons.  Talk to him if
   you want.

   Go through the doorway on the platform on the /WEST\.

   Press R2+L2 to get in your gear.

      o TIPS ON ENEMIES
      o Neo Gimmick - One <T> attack (when you're in a gear) kills
      o    it.
      o Wind Seraph - Use gear deathblows to kill it.

   Go to Yggdrasil and enter.  Press <S> and you'll find yourself in 
   the bridge of Yggdrasil.  Talk to Sigurn.  Continue with the 
   journey.

   Look at the world map.  You'll see a bright yellow dot at the left
   near the middle (upper middle, leftmost dot).  That is Deus.  Go
   there.  When Yggdrasil is over Deus, press <X>.

   I saved a game Yggdrasil is just over Deus.
   
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   Inside Deus is like a puzzle.  On the first floor, go /NORTH\ and a
   hole in the floor will be formed.  Jump in.

   In the second floor, walk /NORTH\ from the light.  In the fork, turn
   [right].  By the way, to activate the map, press SELECT.

      o TIPS ON ENEMIES
      o Eagle Blade - can cause Fuel Leak and can cause serious HP
      o    damage.
      o Eagle Gunner - does beam attacks.  You should equip your gears
      o    with Beam Jammers to lessen the damage they cause.

   When you reach another fork, turn [left].  Careful of that red
   swishing thing.  On the next fork, turn [right], then [right]
   again on the next.  Turn [left] then [right].  Save your game in
   the memory cube.

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   Walk back /NORTHWEST\, turn [right] then [left].  Enter the doorway.

   Walk forward and let yourself fall down.  Avoid the laser beams 
   using the directional buttons.

   When your reach the bottom, step down.  Walk /NORTHWEST\.  Get back
   to the elevated place (octagonal) and step on the yellow thing.
   Examine it to go down.  Walk /SOUTH\.  In the circular thing, go
   to the yellow thing again and step on it.  Examine it to go up.

   Turn [right] (/WEST\) and walk until you reach another octagon. Do
   not use the yellow thing.  Instead, turn /SOUTHEAST\ and keep on 
   walking until you reach a door.

   Walk down /SOUTH\ then turn /EAST\.  In this part you will be
   encountering strong enemies.  I recommend that you escape from the
   battles with them. Turn /SOUTH\ at the end then /SOUTHEAST\.  Go
   through the doorway.

   Walk /SOUTHWEST\ and when you reach the octagon thing, go up using
   the yellow thing.  There's a fixbot on the /NORTHWEST\ end.  Talk
   to him to replenish your fuel and HP.

   Walk to the octagon and go down through the yellow thing.  Walk
   back to the doorway.  Keep on walking until you reach an
   intersection then turn [left] (/SOUTHWEST\).  Turn /SOUTH\ in
   the first corner.  Enter the doorway.

   Keep on walking and when you reach an octagon, go up.  Walk /EAST\
   until you reach another octagon.  Step on the yellow thing, then
   jump up to a ledge and up again until you reach the light.  Examine
   it.  An octagon on the other side should turn.  Step down.

   Go /WEST\, the down using the yellow thing in the octagon.  Walk 
   /NORTH\ and enter the doorway.  Walk /NORTH\ then turn [right].
   Turn [right] again when you reach the end.  Go through the doorway
   on the end.  Keep on walking.  When you reach an octagon, go up.
   On the /NORTWEST\ and is the gear again to replenish your fuel and
   HP.

   Go down again and go back to the doorway.  On the other end, keep
   on walking then turn [right] at the end.  Then in the nearest 
   corner, turn [left] then [right] on the next.  Keep on walking
   until you reach an octagon.  Don't go down, turn /NORTHEAST\.
   Walk.  On the next octagon, turn /SOUTHEAST\.  When you reach
   the octagon, jump on the yellow thing.  Don't go down, jump up.
   You can push the thing at the top to move the walkway.  Fall down
   on to the yellow thing and go down using it.  Turn /EAST\ and
   when you reach the octagon, go up.  Walk /NORTH\ and go down
   upon reaching the next octagon.  Walk /NORTH\ and jump up to 
   beam at the top of the octagon.  Examine the beam.

   Walk /SOUTHWEST\ the go up on the octagon.  Walk /SOUTH\, go down,
   then /WEST\, go up, /NORTHWEST\, /SOUTHWEST\, then /SOUTHEAST\.  
   Go through the doorway.

   Walk /SOUTH\ then turn /EAST\ then /SOUTH\.  When you reach an
   intersection turn /SOUTHWEST\, keep on walking then turn [left].
   Go through the doorway.

   Keep on walking and when you reach an octagon, turn /SOUTHWEST\.
   Go up in the octagon then walk /SOUTH\.  In the next octagon, go
   down.  Walk /WEST\.  Go through the doorway.
  
   Keep on walking then turn /NORTHEAST\.  Keep on walking and when
   you reach the end, turn /NORTH\.  Walk until you reach the 
   doorway.  Go through it.  Keep on walking until you reach an 
   octagon.  Use it to go down.  Walk /EAST\.  The next octagon
   that you'll see has a hole.  Jump in!

   Save your game in the memory cube!!! I mean it!

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   You can change your party members through the blue memory cube.
   Lemme tell you about the next enemies.  First, there's Deus.  He's
   surrounded by four glowing orbs--Metatron, Sundel, Harlute, and
   Marlute.  Although you can go to Deus immediately, I don't 
   recommend that.

   You can change party members between battles so use your weaker
   ones for the weaker enemies. You have to minimize your total HP
   damage by distributing them evenly among your members (sounds like
   economics--maximize profit, minimize losses).  Use your weaker ones
   to destroy the orbs and the stronger ones for Deus.
  
   Go /NORTH\.  Walk in.  From the room, there is a hole in the wall
   at the /NORTH\.  Enter it.  Walk inside the other room.  Open the
   door on the end.  In the next room, jump inside.

   As your members talk, keep on pressing <X> as fast as you can.  Once
   the conversation ends, examine the orbs passing by.  It moves from
   left to right.  The one on your left is Metatron followed by Sundel,
   the Marlute and Harlute.  You don't have to fight with all of them.
   It's ok if you don't fight Metatron and Markute who causes Fuel 
   Drain should be the last orb you should attack.

   You will have the option to change members.  Replace Fei with 
   someone a bit strong, like Citan.
  

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          METATRON            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         45,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /              CONTROLS DEUS'S EARTHLY ANOINTMENT               /
  /                                                               /
  /  He's supposed to be the hardest one to beat and you can skip /
  /  him if you want to.  He does this Earthly Anointment attack  /
  /  which causes 6,000+ damage to all of your gears.             /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *           SUNDEL             *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         20,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                   CONTROLS DEUS'S HEALING                     /
  /                                                               /
  /  He does a Targeting (Counter Attack Target).  If you have    /
  /  Bart with you, do a Wild Smile on him.  Remember to fix your /
  /  gear's frame when your HP goes down.  He's easy to beat.     /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          HARLUTE             *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         45,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /             CONTROLS DEUS'S HEAVENLY ANOINTMENT               /
  /                                                               /
  /  His first attack will be Space & Time (Move 1 at a time).    /
  /  All your other gears will freeze and only 1 will be able to  /
  /  move per turn.  Use your most powerful deathblows.  If your  /
  /  characters can reach level infinity then let them use that   /
  /  kind of attack.                                              /
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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          MARLUTE             *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         55,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                  CONTROLS DEUS'S FUEL DRAIN                   /
  /                                                               /
  /  In the beginning this orb doesn't cause much of a damage,    /
  /  only draining your fuel.  Later he'll do an attack causing   /
  /  12,000+ HP damage.  You can't use your deathblows with him.  /
  /  When you reach level infinity, charge up your fuel.  If you  /
  /  have Billy with you, use his <S> attacks rather than the <X>./
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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *            DEUS              *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         55,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  /  His attacks are from the four orbs.  If you didn't defeat    /
  /  Metatron, then he'll have the power to do the Earthly        /
  /  Anointment attack.  If you didn't kill Marlute then he will  /
  /  do a fuel drain on you (which is Marlute's attack).  This is /
  /  why you have to kill as much orbs as you can. Fei should be  /
  /  with this battle.                                            /
  /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

   To tell you guys the truth, I haven't defeated Metatron, Marlute
   and Deus YET (as of May 24, 1999).  So I don't know what
   specifically happens after the defeating Deus.  However, I do 
   know that the next enemy will Urobolus according to the guys
   in #xenogears (Undernet).  I don't really know much about that
   guy but you'll have Fei with HP and Fuel replenished.


                     ooooo SUBMISSIONS ooooo
   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from Bigman <cey@galesburg.net>
  
   In Xenogears when you get to Deus, kill all the orbs for an easier
   time killing Deus.  Here's what you do: do not use Fei in the orb
   battles or the there you going to use in the deus battle. For
   marlute use tank guards to stop fuel drain. Sundel: use weak
   characters. Metatron and Harlute: use the next stongest charaters.
   Killing all the orbs lowers Deus' HP. 

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from Goh Ming Jun <7621170@fajar.sch.edu.sg>

   From what I have known, all the characters are capable of reaching
   the attack level three. Let me tell you some strategies that may aid
   you in defeating the boss. First, you must have a Frame HP 70 for
   all your characters who are fighting against the boss. Make sure you
   use your boosters on the first turn. Use the Z-Charges if you have
   it. No combo attacks, make sure to attack with the X button every
   turn. You must kill all four of the shining glowing orbs around
   Deus, without dong this, it is almost impossible to defeat Deus
   without killing the four orbs first. With this strategies, I really
   hope that you can defeat the boss. 
           
   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from <Sceraphim@aol.com>  
 
   First, before even getting to Deus, I recommend that you have 
   purchased all the engine, armor upgrades. Second, there are three 
   fundamental items you should equip on each gear. GNR500, which 
   increases you engine output (more damage to enemy, less to you),
   DeathBlower1 (allows a [T]+[X] combo), and FixFrame for 50%. When 
   you have all of these, and you are in the orb room, look at the 
   orbs. AN electrical haze surrounds them , and they're all different 
   colors. The one you want first is Metatron, and his is white. 
   Then look for a yellow. That's Marlute (Bird on floor). Then, the
   other two are yours to pick. Don't use infinity combos, just use 
   your DeathBlower for the [T]+[X] combo. The GNR500 should increase 
   the damage potential of your gears, and with that and this advice, 
   you should be able to kick Deus' ass.
  
   -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
   from Judas Olmos <strider_jmo@yahoo.com>
 
   Deus isn't that hard to beat if you have a ton of money and are
   relentless in your attack.
  
   1. Get at least RX Metal 80/30 (but get at least 1 Z Gold 100) for
      all characters.

   2. Buy a ton of Drives for Chu-Chu. Eth Drives are most important
      because she can cure your Gear Hp so you won't need Fix Frame HP. 
      With 200 Ether, she'll recover 10000 HP. HP, VIT, and ETHDEF 
      Drives are also important. 

   3. Fight angels (Power Seraphs are good) for exp and try to get at
      least 3 Angel AR+1s to give to your best characters.

   4. I feel that Metatron and Sundel are the most important orbs to
      kill. I've beat the game without killing any orbs, but it is very
      hard to beat him if he uses Ultimate Break and then follows it up 
      with Earthly Anointment, etc.

   5. If you use the engine that gives you 8000 fuel, you can boost and
      you should have about half your fuel left at the end of the 
      battle if Deus uses Fuel Drain. Heavenly Anointment is more a 
      nuisance than anything. It's his confusion attack that you should 
      worry about.

   6. For Metatron and Sundel, I use Billy, Bart, and Emeralda. Billy
      will rely on his O attack and deathblows, Bart will have a GRNS50 
      to do major damage (as long as he doesn't miss Sundel goes down 
      QUICK), and Emeralda is fast enough to continually pound whoever 
      you face.

   7. Against Deus himself, I use Fei, Citan, and Chu-Chu. Chu-Chu 
      never attacks, only cures or defends. Fei and Citan boost, Citan 
      goes to level 3 and attadks(he rarely goes to infinity, I think 
      one of Deus's attacks or healing lowers Hyper Mode) and Fei uses 
      Kishin as soon as he gets it. Fei and Citan both have Z Gold 100, 
      Extra Ar DX, Ether Ar+3, Fei has Anti-Angel Sys and Citan has 
      Angel AR+1. Chu-chu should have the best equipment you can give 
      her, maybe a Speed ring S to make her faster. 

   8. Holy Pendants (Billy has one, you can buy them the 1st time 
      you're in Nisan) will give you Infinity Level for SIX rounds 
      instead of three.

   9. Deathblowers are great, but I only used them a few times on the
      first disk and against the last Ramsus/Miang battle.

  10. The last boss isn't too much trouble, boost and either go
      straight to Kishin or just stick with Reppu. If she starts using 
      that DEF Down, wait until she does it at least twice, THEN use 
      Inner Healing so you won't waste turns.

   -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
   from <Itz0rZx@aol.com>

   You only need to take out 2 ORBS. The orbs you only need to take out
   is "Sundel", and that monster that just lies on the floor. After you 
   defeat them.  Have Emerelda in your party. I used Citan, Fei, 
   Emerelda. Ok make sure you have good accesories. Here were mine:

       Fei- GNSR50, Extra Armor DX, Extra Armor DX

       Emerelda- GNSR50- Extra Armor DX, Frame HP 10

       Citan- GNSR50- Extra Armor DX, Frame HP 10

   As soon as you start the match. Have Emerelda to INFINITY. Just keep
   pushing the X button, not doing any death blows, same with Fei. And 
   Citan. Just do normal attacks. Member keep your Hp over 10,000...
   Fei's HP was 38,000.  Citan's was 30,000. Emeralda was 28,000. After 
   you have INFINITY on Emeralda. 

   Use Dark Force. It should take out about 10,000 if you have GNSR50. 
   If you have GNSR20 it'll take out about 8,000. Fei's INFINITY use
   his strongest one. It should take out about 12,000+. And nothing for
   Citan just attack. 

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   from <carloal@i-avenue.com>
 
   I just beat the game yesterday and the following is the way I did 
   it.  Hopefully, this will help you out too.  I killed 3 out of the 4 
   orbs, only leaving Marlute alive.  Then, I have my characters equip 
   tank guards against the fight with Dues.  I used this strategy so 
   that Dues wastes some attacks by trying Fuel Drain (obviously, to no 
   effect).  Better than all his attacks doing legit damage, right?  I 
   used Fei, Citan, and Emeralda in this fight (this is the only time I 
   use Fei and Emeralda) because Emeralda and Citan are both very quick 
   (therefore, can get to infinity in less time).  For Metatron, I
   suggest using Bart for his Wild Smile (Metatron can dodge X attacks
   sometimes) and Citan to shield against the Earthly Anointment attack
   (the only time I used him outside of Dues).  Bart's Wild Smile is
   also good against Sundel.  As with the fight with Urobolus, it 
   really helps to have the level 3 infinity deathblow (Kishin).

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   from <NeoCitan@aol.com>

   I didn't kill any of the orbs.  I went straight ahead and killed him
   directly I think if you have 3 really good people this is the 
   fastest and easiest way. And I used  Fei,Citan, Bart to beat him.  
   And Fei's gear was the only one that could reach infinity. 
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   from <AERobinson@bigfoot.com>

   Well, I just beat the game yesterday, and I must say it was easier 
   than expected. I used Fei, Citan and Emeralda for all the orbs and 
   Deus. Gave Fei the Holy Pendant, SpeedShoes and GRNS50, and let him 
   attack until he hit hypermode. Emeralda had 3 Power Magics, 
   EtherDoubler and 2 EtherStoneLgs, and she was probably the most 
   powerful character out there, doing at least 8000 damage with each 
   spell. Citan was mostly useless, though he delivered the final blow,
   the only deathblow he got off.
 
   I defeated all the orbs, and for the most part they were easy. On
   Deus himself, it was almost laughable. I cut him to ribbons before 
   Fei could even hit hypermode. Each character was about lvl 75 or so. 
   And I didn't think I could beat him going into it.

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   from <arcticfox@mindspring.com>

   First, figure out what two characters you want to be your most
   powerful (they will accompany Fei to attack the Deus core). Assure 
   that these two (as well as Fei) have the best of the best tune-ups. 
   I used Fei (duh<g>), Citan and Rico (although Rico didn't have the 
   best armor and engine at the time).  Also, if you have the Speed
   Shoes put those on Fei (it's a character item, not a gear item).
   This will halve his turns, and is VERY useful.

   Now, for the equipment. I had everyone using Fix Frame 30%. The 
   other two slots are free for your choice; I suggest giving Fei a Z 
   Charger to make sure that he doesn't run out of Fix Frames (and if 
   you have more than one, try giving it to another person). You can 
   also give someone a GNSR20 if you have them, however I didn't.

   Now, on to the fighting. Fighting all 4 orbs is not only difficult 
   on its own, but it is also taxing on your characters. Instead of 
   doing that, I suggest you look for the orb emitting the white energy 
   spray (the stuff coming off the orb itself, look closely!). This orb 
   is Sundel, and he is Dues' healing power. Use three characters that 
   will NOT be in the fight against Deus to defeat this orb (Sundel is 
   easy, just pound him; I suggest a fast person like Emeralda to speed 
   it along).

   Having defeated Sundel the healing power, you can go ahead and hit
   the core with your three powerful characters. I know you might be 
   itching to kill the rest of them, but that isn't necessary. In fact, 
   when I fought Deus, I accidentally went to the core without 
   equipping Fei's gear with a third item<g>.

   Okay, the Deus fight. The entire fight rests almost entirely on Fei
   achieving and using his infinite deathblow (use Kishin, the X 
   attack). Fei will need to attack three times, use the X attack for 
   all three times, then he's free to pound away three times for 9999 
   each turn (and Deus only has a total of 45000, so 4-5 of these will 
   kill it, or less depending on how much damage the other two 
   characters do). Keep your HP above 12000, and if necessary have the
   other two characters devote more of their time to healing (you want
   them alive to take some of the single-attack hits).

   Using the above advice, Deus shouldn't be too difficult. I hope
   you'll able to complete this unbelievable story without too much 
   frustration:).

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   from <psycrow@airmail.net>

   When i went after Deus, Fei was only on level 65 and with Level 2
   deathblows.  I soon realized that I had to defeat 3 of the 4 orbs 
   (Harlute isn't worth the trouble, it doesnt really do anything) in 
   order for Deus to be weak enough to be killed with by such weak 
   characters.  So, here's what I did..

   1. I equipped all my gears with -two- Extra Ar DX's and either a 50 
      or 70% frame restorer.  Simple, cheap and effective.
 
   2. I took Maria, Bart and Billy-- my second-best group-- and headed
      straight for the toughest orb, Metatron, using thier best L1 
      Deathblows.

   3. After disposing of Metatron, i took the most damaged and fuel-
      drained party member (which happened to be Billy) and replaced 
      him with Chu-Chu*, and went for Sundel, still using Maria and 
      Bart's L1's.

   4. After Sundel, I once again replaced the weakest character.  My
      party now consisted of Maria, Rico and Chu-Chu.  Then I fought 
      Marlute (who, for some reason, you cant Deathblow) using basic X 
      attacks while Chu-Chu kept healing.

   5. After equipping Emeralda's character with an EtherDoubler, I was
      now ready to take on Deus with her, Fei and Citan.  Even if my
      remaining characters had been strong enough to take on Harlute, I
      assure you, it would not have been worth the trouble.
   
   6. Destoying Deus now was not too difficult.  Emeralda used her
      extra-powered Ether attacks, only using fuel to heal
      periodically.  Fei and Citan used thier L1 Deathblows.  Even with 
      my low levels and equipment, Deus didn't stand a chance.

   7. Urobolus isn't even worth worrying about.  She won't even get of
      1/3 of your damage before you creamate her with any attack you
      see fit.

   *Note: Yes, I know Chu-Chu is a worthless piece of fluff.  But there 
    are two good things about her.  The first: she can serve as a
    target and mildly heal others before she dies.  The other: Between 
    battles, just use an Omegasol and she'll be ready to serve her 
    purpose in the next battle.

    Hopefully this will help all of you out there who are as lazy as I
    am to keep from spending too much time having to prepare for the 
    final battle :) With this technique, destroying Deus with whoosy 
    characters isn't all that tough.

   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   by Hin-Tso Tai <htt1@my-deja.com>

   First, goto the underground city at the lighthouse where you can 
   make Emeralda grow up and get at least three Z-Chargers, you can get 
   one free inside the subway car when you go down the manhole, and you 
   can get the rest from Big Joe's shop in there, they are expensive
   though, 50,000 gp for each charger (one easy but tedious way to get 
   money is by going into Big Joe's shop over and over again, everytime
   you step out the door and back in again you can obtain new free
   stuff near Big Joe, most of the items are useless, but alot of the
   times you can get Billy's Matchlock gun, which you can immediately
   sell back to Big Joe for 6,000 gp).

   After you get to the final dungeon, do not use Fei's xenogear to 
   fight the ORBS, you need him at full strength to fight DEUS,
   instead, rotate all your other characters around to fight the ORBS,
   and for each battle, equip the fighting gears with your highest
   armor, a Frame HP50, and a Z-Charger, and also equip the character
   whose gear has the best chance of attaining infinity attack with a
   holy pendant, avoid healing your armor unless it's so low the ORBS'
   next attack will probably kill you (because the lower your hp the
   more likely you will attain infinity attack), dont worry about
   saving them to fight DEUS, you wont need them, Fei can beat him all
   by himself if equipped as prescribed (which is what i did, i wind up
   fighting DEUS with Fei alone because DEUS' first attack was so
   powerful, something over 8,000 hp damage, it KO my other gears
   before they had a chance to fight), you can still use your other
   gears in the DEUS fight, but make sure they have at least 9,000 hp
   left.

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  /                                                               /
  /               *~*~*~*~* BOSS FIGHT *~*~*~*~*~*                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *          UROBOLUS            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *         55,000 HP            *                /
  /               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                /
  /               *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~                /
  /                                                               /
  / Keep using the <X> button until you reach level infinity and  /
  / at this point you'll be able to use Kishin Sword which will   /
  / cause 9,999 damage.                                           /
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ADDITIONAL:

  THE LIGHTHOUSE by Daniel Geng <honghu@san.rr.com>

  (Note: the lighthouse is a place accessible only on the "second world
   map, that is, the map revealed after Solaris crashed to the ground.
   I highly recommend that you go to this place and to Duneman's Isle
   before going to Deus to build yourself up.)
 
  Later on, the best place would be in the light-house. After the birth 
  of Deus, before you actually have to fight it, you can explore the 
  world in your air-ship, however you spell that. First, go to the
  house of the "fat guy who worked with nanomachines" and he'll give 
  you 2 nice armors, one for the guys, the other for the girls. Next, 
  south of Deus, there's a yellow dot, that is the light-house. change 
  your party members, and I suggest Fei, Citan, and Emeralda, they are 
  the fastest and more less most powerful. Speed will be very useful 
  once inside, you'll know what I mean...

  Inside the light-house, it's the remains of a "20th century city."
  First, go around, pick up everything in the treasure box. Then, every 
  place with a yellow light, Fei will say something like we can get off 
  and walk inside" or soemthing, and you do exactly that. Each place
  you go in them has exactly one treasure box, and at the place where 
  it looks like a TV station, you can save downstairs, and walk 
  upstairs, turn on the machine in the front right, and there will be a 
  video sequence, explaining that Fei and Elly created Emeralda around 
  4000 years ago, (which is our time, I guess the story occured at 
  around 6,000 AD). There will be a big parking lot and a place in the 
  ground that collapsed. go inside, keep on going until you reach the 
  abandoned train. go to the end and examine it and you'll find a Z-
  charger, which you'll want to sell for a lot of G. If you don't have 
  3 Tank Guard, this is the last opportunity to get them. They'll be
  essential when fighting Deus.

  One thing you want to do as soon as possible is to go find Big Joe,
  that is IF you have some money left after all the gear upgrading. He 
  has some of the nicest and most expensive items as well as gear 
  upgrades. Although some engines and armors are "impressive" I suggest
  you keep the X70-8000 engine, but do upgrade your armor to Z80/E30 or 
  whatever the darn name is, 'cuz not only does it give you 800 points 
  of defense, it also gives you 300 points of ether defense. It's also 
  cheaper than the 900 and 1,000 armors. There will be a frame upgrade 
  for Rico and Maria's gears which is worth looking into, and also get 
  the GNR50 which one guy talked about. An "attractive" thing will be 
  the Z-charger, which charges 500 fuel per turn, but i don't suggest 
  that since it decreases the gear's agility by 2, which is very 
  significant. Other items he has includes stuff that'll increase
  ether, defense, ether defense, and attack by 1, or health by 20 
  and ether ability by 5, which are NOT worth getting since you'll want 
  your character to be at a very high level anyway, and the battle
  inside Deus only involves gears. Also, I don't recommend refueling 
  with Big Joe, since you can get your gears refueled free, which i'll 
  tell ya a bit later. Lastly, everytime you go out and in where big 
  joe is, the 4 treasure boxes will be back, but they usually have 
  really cheap stuff. Rarely you'll find a jerky, an eyeball, or a gun, 
  so it's not worth running in and out.

  Inside the light-house, there will be 6 types of enemies:
  The attack you want to use the most is Triangle, since they are the
  most accurate. 

      1.  The dragon is the easiest (after the 80/30 armor upgrade, and 
          "ether ar+3" which adds 200 ether defense, and "ar +7" or 
          above, which adds 80 to 100 physical defense, he won't do ANY 
          damage. I suggest a "Fix Frame 50" inside the light-house, 70 
          takes too much fuel and 30 isn't enough), and that's the time 
          I suggest you to use triangles, build everyone to "infinity" 
          and charge fuel, which will then charge at a rate of
          300/turn. (one other thing...after your 4th attack, if you 
          have not reached infinity, just keep on charging your fuel if 
          necessary, and eventually, you'll get there.)

      2.  Hammerhead always comes in 6, and the best thing to do is use 
          Emeralda's ether attack, with 6 ether points, you'll have 
          killed all of them. If not, those things are very fast, 
          you'll be looking at quite a bit of damage.

      3.  The "raptor like things" (4 in a group) and the 

      4.  Little "village people with spears" (6 each group) only do 1 
          point of damage per hit, so play around with those. The 
          "village people" is also a good place to refuel.

      5.  Remember the thing with a big lady's head, fin like things 
          and no actual body, which puts everyone to sleep? well, they 
          come in three here, and if you have a slow gear here, then 
          you are SCREWED! 'cuz if not killed in the first round, 
          they'll reduce everyone's hit points by HALF, character 
          or gear, so speed is everything, kill it first!

      6.  Now the most annoying and hardest things inside the light-
          house are those griffith looking things, ya know, the "huge 
          birds that runs on 4 legs."  They'll (2 per group) do almost 
          4,000 points of damage per hit and they are extremely fast. 
          Yes, faster than Emeralda's gear. Your faster gears 
          (Emeralda's and Citan's) will be able to block or avoid it 
          better than Fei's, but will still sustain heavy damage, so 
          have the fix frame 50 handy. This is also the only thing I
          suggest using X attacks for. Although they'll avoid most of 
          Fei's attacks, some of Emeralda's and few of Citan's but it's
          worth a gamble. Remember the one you hit, and use 1 level one
          deathblow on it and i'll die. (around 6,000-7,000 hit 
          points.)

  Now, after you gathered 99 fangs or runs out of fuel/armor, get out 
  of there, go on your airship, press the Square to get inside your 
  airship, your gears will be refuled FREE! then launch the ship and go 
  to Kieslev.  There, you'll be able to exchange items for money, and 
  you get the most out of your fangs, eyeballs, scales, jerkies, meats, 
  and steaks.

  The longest I was able to stay in the light-house without refuel was
  around 2 hours, which was kinda stupid 'cuz fangs will pile up very
  fast and anything above 99 will not be kept track of. Whenever you
  are satisfied with everyone's levels, (at least 80 for Fei) which 
  goes up at an average rate of about 45 minutes per level, go on the 
  world map and learn your deathblows! Citan's with a sword was cool, 
  and so are the final deathblows for everyone. While on the world map, 
  besides the old enemies, there will be 3 types of "angels." The one 
  with a halo and only appears by itself, I suggest use Fei's Kamikei, 
  which kills it in one turn. if you are in gears, then you are screwed 
  'cuz one "halo angel attack" will damage your gear from about 7,000 
  usually, and 9,999 on the Xenogear. For the one with a big circle in 
  the middle of its body, they come in 2, but a bit slow, and only 
  damage 150 or so on the characters, generally. Use Yamikei twice to 
  kill both, or call your gears. As for the last kind, you have no 
  choice but to call gears, or at least one person's gear so they'll 
  focus their attack on that while Fei uses Yamikei. Personally, I 
  loved using Yamikei since its so damn powerful.

     (Thanks again Dan Geng!)

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   THANKS TO EVERYONE ESPECIALLY TO MY FRIEND JOHN BERT WHO
   CONVINCED ME TO PLAY THIS GAME--I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE PLAYING
   XENOGEARS WHEN I SAW THE FIRST PART OF THE GAME.

   I'm currently working on SILENT HILL now.