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    GUILTY GEAR X 2
    STORY & DIALOGUE FAQ
    by Kailu Lantis
    
    
    	Greetings!
    	Welcome one and all once again to a Lantis production, brought to you by 
    yours truly, the fiendishly infamous Kailu Lantis himself! You might know me 
    from previous documents like the (terribly outdated) Street Fighter, Fatal 
    Fury, and King of Fighters story FAQs, as well as several other ending FAQs 
    for games such as Street Fighter Alpha 3, The King of Fighters '98, and 
    Samurai Shodown: Warriors' Rage.
    	This time, I'll be bringing you the complete dialogue sheet of Guilty Gear 
    X 2, a very good fighting game for the PS 2 (pay no attention to what those 
    graphic whores at G4 tell you). Not only is it a VERY good and balanced 2D 
    fighting game (with a gorgeous presentation), it also has a pretty good and 
    coherent storyline as well. Perfect ingredients for a great game!
    	Now, brace yourselves, because it's time to get down and personal with the 
    Guilty Gear crew! LET'S ROCK!
    
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    LEGAL DISCLAIMER
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    	Just in case there still are some rats around there that needs some 
    schooling....
    	This FAQ is created for public use, and intends to inform people about the 
    story of Guilty Gear X 2. This FAQ is NOT to be sold in any way possible, 
    nor can it be published in any page or printed media without the permission 
    of yours truly. This FAQ does NOT include gameplay info, so if you're 
    looking for strategies, combos, or the like, go take a look elsewhere. If 
    these rules fail to be applied correctly, it's OK! That is, if you don't 
    mind having an army of Gears stalking your dirty carcass inside your own rat 
    hole you call a house. Copy me without permission, and I'll teach you the 
    real meaning of the "Immoral Flame".
    	Guilty Gear X 2 and all its' characters are trademarks of Sammy and Arc 
    System Works. All the information contained in this document comes directly 
    from the Guilty Gear X 2 game, and the story info comes from information 
    published by Sammy themselves.
    
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    INDEX
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    1.- General Story
    2.- List of Characters:
    	- Anji Mito
    	- Axl Low
    	- Baiken
    	- Bridget
    	- Chipp Zanuff
    	- Dizzy
    	- Eddie
    	- Faust
    	- I-No
    	- Jam Kuradoberi
    	- Johnny
    	- Justice
    	- Kliff Undrsen
    	- Ky Kiske
    	- May
    	- Millia Rage
    	- Potemkin
    	- Robo Ky
    	- Slayer
    	- Sol Badguy
    	- Testament
    	- Venom
    	- Zappa
    3.- Credits
    
    	Each character section is divided into their victory quotes from Arcade 
    mode and their respective dialogues in Story mode (except for Robo Ky and 
    Kliff, who can not be selected in Story mode).
    
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    GENERAL STORY
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------	In 
    the 22nd century, mankind has managed to harness an unlimited source of 
    energy that would allow them to rid themselves of the limited natural 
    resources such as oil and electricity. This new source of energy was known 
    as "magic", and it soon became a very reknown material for its' powerful 
    energetic properties.
    	However, as with all known energy resources, the power of magic soon began 
    to take a different approach than just mere energetic purposes. The most 
    powerful countries in the world decided to create biological weapons that 
    would use the power of magic as their main source of energy, and amass 
    enough destructive power to render any human army useless. These new weapons 
    were called "Gears", humanoid forms that were able to accomplish several war 
    tasks with devastating power and resistance.
    	The humans thought that they could control anything with the help of the 
    Gears, whom they saw as mere weapons, tools for their own convenience. But 
    there was one Gear that did not think in the same way: a Gear called 
    Justice. Justice claimed to have independent thought unlike the rest of the 
    Gears, and worse of all, he had the ability to control any kind of Gear. His 
    hatred towards humans knew no boundaries. He was tired of being used and 
    controlled by men, and thus, led the Gears into an all-out war against 
    mankind.
    	At this time, the Sacred Order of Holy Knights was created as a special 
    forces group that would wage the upcoming "holy war" against the Gears...the 
    last hope of humankind. A gruesome battles between the Gears and humans 
    broke out. The war lasted for 100 years, and much blood was spilled on both 
    sides. After a century of destruction and death, the victory was assigned to 
    the humans, and Justice was banished to another dimension, and closed there 
    for what seemed to be eternally.
    	But in the year 2180, rumors of Justice breaking free from his dimensional 
    prison had came to the attention of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights. The 
    Knights knew that another war was at hand, and they had to act quickly. They 
    organized a Sacred Knights tournament...a competition that would gather the 
    best fighters of the world, and find the strongest warriors to recruit them 
    in the Sacred Order and do battle against the renegade Gear Justice.
    	Ironically, it was not a human but another Gear called Sol Badguy who 
    defeated Justice in the end. Soon enough, all the Gears controlled by 
    Justice ceased to function after Justice's demise. The threat of Justice was 
    no more, and it seemed the world would once again know peace....
    	But less than one year later, another self-aware Gear appeared in the 
    middle of a peaceful forest. Her name was Dizzy, half Gear, half human. Like 
    Justice, she was also a commander Gear, meaning she could also control Gears 
    at her own will. However, unlike the wrathful Justice, Dizzy did not seem to 
    pose any sort of threat. She had decided to live a peaceful life in the 
    forest, far away from the hatred of humans. However, the mere idea of a 
    conscious Gear that could control other Gears frightened the leaders of the 
    world. They soon put a prize of 500,000 world dollars on the head of Dizzy, 
    and soon after that, many strong fighters set forth to find Dizzy.
    	It was once again Sol Badguy who managed to arrive to Dizzy's hiding place, 
    and defeated her. However, Sol did not eliminate Dizzy as he did with 
    Justice. He simply let her go. Not having claimed the bounty, it was Jam 
    Kuradoberi, a Chinese waitress who could wield the awesome Ki force, who 
    banked the check. As for Dizzy, she was taken in by Johnny, captain of the 
    infamous Jellyfish Pirates, as part of his crew of air pirates. Everything 
    seemed to be in its' place once again....
    	Time has passed. Now two forces are set in motion, each fighting for their 
    own purposes. And it seems that the fighters of the past tournaments were 
    now mere pawns in the eternal struggle for control of the world.
    
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    LIST OF CHARACTERS
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    	The following is a list of the 23 characters that appear in the game. Their 
    bio and dialogue is fully detailed in their respective section, although 
    most of it is already revealed in their prologues in Story Mode. However, 
    I'll do my best to make the whole background seem a lot more comprehensible.
    
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    ANJI MITO
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    	One of the few survivors of the country of Japan (which was destroyed 
    during the Holy War with the Gears), Anji has lived his entire life in the 
    Japanese colony, but he felt more like he was living in a prison. A carefree 
    and spirited man, Anji found his vocation in dancing, performing traditional 
    Japanese dances constantly. However, his graceful dance also proves to be 
    quite lethal, as he uses his Zessen fans to overwhelm his opponents with 
    hypnotizing moves. Tired of living within the walls of the colony, Anji 
    decides to escape, therefore turning him into a fugitive of the law. He only 
    seeks to find the man who created the Gears, but his intentions are not that 
    of revenge for what he did to his country; being a curious man as he is, 
    Anji seeks some explanations about the Gears. As it turns out to be, Anji 
    seems to have some sort of adoring crush on Baiken.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: You hurting? Just be glad I didn't completely finish you.
    Vs. Ky: First name's Anji, last name's Mito. They sometimes call me 
    "Kakukaku".
    	  It means "Glorious". Understand?
    Vs. Axl: Arrrgh! What's with that weapon? What a cherry picker!
    Vs. Anji: You think you know me pretty well, don't you? In that case, do you
        have any idea what I'm about to do to you?
    Vs. Baiken: I admire your perseverance, but you're wasting your beauty. You
          ought to have more fun in life.
    Vs. Eddie: My dance will quiet your soul. Now, go up to heaven...and stay 
    there!
    Vs. Millia: Beauty and fortune rarely go hand-in-hand. Don't think about it 
    too
                hard, OK?
    Vs. Chipp: Surely you can do better than this? I barely had to move a 
    finger!
    Vs. Faust: Do you realize just how dangerous you are?
    Vs. Jam: Oops.... Sorry! I saw up your skirt! Now I guess we have to get
    	   married, huh? What the?! Ouch!!
    Vs. Potemkin: They say soft methods often get the better of brute force.
                  Perhaps, but not this time.... Good job!
    Vs. Venom: Are you using that as a weapon? And to think, I thought I'd seen
    	     everything. Guess I was wrong.
    Vs. Johnny: Fights are to be taken seriously! That's what you get for 
    fooling
                around!
    Vs. Bridget: Not bad for a warm-up, but you'll never compete with the 
    big-name
    	       performers at that level. Keep practicing, OK?
    Vs. Slayer: I wouldn't want to soil a gentleman's handkerchief with blood, 
    you
    	      know? Go on home and sip some tea or something.
    Vs. May: Why am I shirtless? Well, it helps me concentrate on dodging 
    attacks.
             But when I get hit, it really hurts!
    Vs. Dizzy: I was curious about you...but I think I'll leave you alone. I 
    can't
               believe mature adults are chasing after you.
    Vs. Zappa: Oh great power of dance! Purify the heavens with your divine wind 
    and
    	     send this demon to its' doom!
    Vs. I-No: I'm well-versed in Japanese music, but I'm afraid I'm not very up 
    to
    	    speed of that 'sound' of yours.
    Vs. Testament: Fighting is all about blood, sweat, and tears. That's what
    	         decides battles!
    Vs. Robo Ky: A human without a soul, eh? ...Well, maybe not. Either way, I 
    hope
                 you make it to heaven soon.
    Vs. Kliff: Thanks, old man! I never thought fighting someone your age would 
    be
               so rewarding.
    Vs. Justice: For every man, there comes a time where he absolutely cannot 
    lose.
                 That was no fluke just now!
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #4152
    Name: Anji Mito
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Birthday: Jan. 1
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/Japanese
    	Subject is an escaped Japanese who has been evading arrest with the help of 
    the Zessen fan weapon he somehow acquired along the way. A man of pure 
    Japanese descent, his dance-like moves are like poetry in motion.
    	Although his motives are unclear, it is believed he is searching out the 
    Gears and their creator - not out of spite, but out of sheer curiousity.
    	Regardless of his intentions, the danger of leaving a Japanese man 
    unattended is profound.
    	As such, he is to be viewed as a major threat.
    	Risk Rating: A
    
    	"Gaze upon my peerless dance!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Ky K.
    |
    Zappa
    |
    Axl L.-------------------------------
    |						 |
    (no continues)				(continues)
    |						 |
    Baiken					May
    |						 |
    Testament					Bridget
    |						 |
    Sol B.					Chipp Z.------------
    |						 |			  |
    I-No						(defeat Ky)	   (perform Instant Kill on Ky)
    (path #1)					 |			  |
    						Robo Ky		 Ky K.
    						(path #2)		(path #3)
    
    - Chipp is immune to normal attacks. Use special and Overdrive moves to hurt 
    him.
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Zetsu) on Ky in the 
    first match will define whether you take path #2 or #3.
    
    (Paris)
    Ky: Mr. Anji Mito, I presume. I wish to ask you something.
    Anji: Well hello, Mr. Police Officer. What do you want with me?
    Ky: Well.... As a Japanese, you are currently wanted by the authorities.
        However....
    Anji: Heh, so that's it, huh? Well, if you think I'm going to surrender 
    quietly,
          I've got news for you!
    Ky: Wait, please! That's not what I meant!
    
    (after the fight)
    Anji: Well, 'fraid I gotta be going. See ya.
    Ky: Wait, please! Listen to me!
    
    (Phantom Town)
    Anji: I can't let myself get arrested now. I have too many things I need to 
    ask
          that man.
    Zappa: Um...sir?
    Anji: Yeah? Hey, what's that heavy-looking thing on your shoulder?
    Zappa (possessed): KIYAAAAAAHHHH!
    Anji: ...I guess he can't hear me.
    
    (London)
    Anji: If you're here, that must mean....
    Axl: That's right. I've figured out where that man is.
    Anji: That's excellent. Would it be alright for me to accompany you?
    Axl: Sorry, but I'm not in the habit of walking hand-in-hand with another 
    guy.
         I'll tell you where he is.... And then we'll see who gets there first.
         (clashing sound) How's that sound?
    Anji: You're on!
    
    -No Continues-
    (Colony)
    Anji: Alrighty! I heard it was this way, but....
    Baiken: Wait. Where do you think you're going?
    Anji: Well, well. Long time no see. I think I'm chasing the same guy you 
    are.
    Baiken: I don't want any interference.
    Anji: I'm afraid I can't promise that.
    Baiken: ...I won't go so far as to take your life, but.... Get out of my 
    sight!
    
    (Hell)
    Testament: You shall not pass.
    Anji: Why not?
    Testament: What lies beyond here is not something a mortal should see.
    Anji: You shouldn't discriminate against people based on how long they live. 
    I
          look at what I want to see. Don't you know? That's the secret to a 
    long
          life.
    Testament: Hmph.... What splendid logic. Well, I certainly can't guarantee 
    YOUR
               long life.
    
    (Paris)
    Sol: Move.
    Anji: Man, is that all you people can say?
    Sol: Huh?
    Anji: I'm just going there to have a chat.
    Sol: There's a secret there, buried in the darkness.
    Anji: I'll tell you what I think about 'secrets'. It's best to bring them 
    out
          into the sun and let everyone see them. Then no one needs to fight 
    over
          them anymore, right?
    Sol: ...What pretty logic.
    Anji: If you don't let me through, you'll get to see my pretty moves, too!
    Sol: You will not pass!
    Anji: Come on!
    
    (Unknown)
    Anji: Alright, then. Say, miss.... My name is Anji. Could I perhaps have a 
    short
          visit with that man?
    I-No: What? What's a clueless Japanese like you doing, trying to look smart? 
    You
          perverted exhibitionist, if you bug me, I'll squash you.
    Anji: What the?! I'm very sorry to have intruded.... Is what I would've 
    said,
          but if you're gonna be like THAT, then I'm not backing down either! 
    I'm
          not moving an inch until I get to meet that man!
    I-No: Alright, just stay right there! (hit)
    Anji: Ow!
    
    (after the fight)
    Anji: That was close. Even the great Anji got a little scared with that one.
    That Man: The Japanese race never ceases to fascinate me. You come wielding 
    a
              Sacred Weapon, you defeat even I-No....
    Anji: Are you the one? The man who made the Gears?
    That Man: You could say that.
    Anji: I've been wanting to ask you for a loooong time.... The Gears.... Are 
    they
          really meant to be weapons?
    That Man: Well, now. That's not a question I expected to hear.
    Anji: I've met a variety of Gears, and aside from the fact that they've got 
    some
          pretty odd personalities.... ...I'd say the fact that you can live 
    longer
          if you become a Gear is great news. And if you strengthen the ecology
          using Gear technology, that certainly wouldn't hurt. The energy 
    problem
          has already been solved thanks to magic.... If the Earth gets full, we 
    can
          just move to space. If you look at it that way, this whole thing makes
          sense.... So why?! Why did it wind up like this?!
    That Man: Divine punishment...no, perhaps original sin.
    Anji: Could you be more specific?
    That Man: If you're prepared to defy both heaven and earth, then come with 
    me.
              Well?
    Anji: I....
    (Pic of the glowing hand of That Man extended to Anji, who looks at it with 
    a confused look in his eyes)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Continues + after match with Axl-
    (May Ship)
    May: Ah, there he is. Hey, pops!
    Anji: 'Pops'...? I'm too young to be called that, don't you think?
    May: You're older than me, right?
    Anji: Well, yeah, but....
    May: Except for Johnny, any guys older than me are just 'pops'.
    Anji: Now hang on. I can't just accept that. At least check out my dance 
    before
          you make up your mind.
    May: Dance? If that doesn't scream 'pops', I don't know what does!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: So, pops. What's 'Japanese' mean? I asked Johnny, but he wouldn't tell 
    me.
    Anji: ...I guess it's okay to tell you. Japan is the name of an island 
    nation
          that was destroyed during the Crusades.
    May: That's it? Then why did Johnny keep it a secret from me all this 
    time...?
    Anji: Because of the Japanese survivors. They're so scarce that they were 
    all
          put into protective custody. I managed to escape. If you blab about it
          carelessly, the police will come running.
    May: So that's how it is....
    Anji: I'll let you find out the rest for yourself.
    May: Thanks, pops!
    
    (Verdant)
    Bridget: Hey, you! The wanted criminal! Hold up!
    Anji: ...Are you talking to me? Wanted criminal...? When did that happen?
    Bridget: Ah, well, I certainly understand your surprise and all.... ...But 
    I'm
             going to have to ask you to lay down your weapon. If you surrender 
    now,
             I'll be merciful. Alright, pops?
    Anji: Gaahh!
    
    (Colony)
    Anji: So I really am a wanted man. What in the world is going on?
    Chipp: Mr. Anji Mito? Might I have your attention for a brief moment?
    Anji: Heh, what's with the super-politeness? You want me to teach you more
          Japanese or something?
    Chipp: That's right.
    Anji: Sorry, right now I'm a little.... Ugh! (hit)
    Chipp: I_AM_BRINGING_YOU_IN.
    Anji: Ah, so that's it, huh? Don't worry, I'll return you to your old self 
    right
          now!
    
    -If you defeated Ky normally-
    (after the fight)
    Anji: Looks like there's more than just a simple warrant for my arrest. 
    Still,
          if they can get to someone as skilled as Chipp, I'd better keep alert.
    Robo Ky: HELLO_THERE_ANJI. HOW_ARE_YOU_DOING?
    Anji: What the...? Alert or not, anyone could see there's something wrong 
    with
          you! So you too have been brainwashed.... Or should I say 'modified'?
    
    (after the fight)
    Anji: So someone's after me. Who in the world is it, though?
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT...JAPANESE...CULTURE....
    Anji: Gah, give it up already! Wait a second...'Japanese'? That 
    means...Baiken's
    	in danger as well! Hold on, I'm on my way!
    (Pic of Anji standing in front of Baiken, ready to protect her, with a 
    Japanese landscape painting behind him)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you performed Zetsu on Ky + after fight with Chipp-
    (after the fight)
    Anji: Looks like there's more than just a simple warrant for my arrest. 
    Still,
          if they can get to someone as skilled as Chipp, I'd better keep alert.
    Robo Ky: HELLO_THERE_ANJI. HOW_ARE_YOU_DOING?
    Anji: What the...? Alert or not, anyone could see there's something wrong 
    with
          you! (cutting sound, short circuit)
    Ky: That was close. This is a fake. It would appear that the Postwar
        Administration Bureau is behind this....
    Anji: You certainly put a lot of effort into that. But it'll take more than 
    a
          show like that to fool the great Anji into trusting you!
    Ky: ...This is depressing.
    
    (after the fight)
    Anji: Okay, okay. I believe it's the real you now.
    Ky: You caught me off-guard the first time we met. But I followed you anyway
        just so I could talk to you, and this is what I get?
    Anji: Sorry. I owe you one. So, what is it you wanted to talk about?
    Ky: As you can see, there is an organization targeting the Japanese.
    Anji: I'd say I'm well-aware I've been targeted by someone, yes.
    Ky: My investigation has revealed that they call themselves the Postwar
        Administration Bureau.
    Anji: Administration...? What are they administrating? The war ended ages 
    ago!
    Ky: ...I do not know. Perhaps the battle is not yet over. I'll continue my
        Investigation, so for now, lay low and be careful.
    Anji: The Postwar Administration Bureau.... I don't like the sound of that.
    (Pic of Anji sitting and looking at the full moon in the colony)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    AXL LOW
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    	This British traveler is actually a wanderer that comes from the 20th 
    century. Back in his time, Axl was known to settle differences between gangs 
    in his native London, in the slums where he used to grow up. With his 
    incredible physical prowess and ability with a chain-and-sickle, Axl managed 
    to bring peace to his hometown for many years, until he suddenly found 
    himself being swirled into time, and thrusted into the future. Axl is 
    constantly travelling through time eras, and despite his goofy attitude and 
    kickback view of life, he knows much lore about past events due to his many 
    trips. But even though he has met many new friends, what Axl wants more than 
    anything is to go back to his time era, and reunite with his girlfriend, 
    Megumi (even though Axl likes to flirt with other women, as well), and to 
    this end, he sets forth to find a certain man who is said to also have seen 
    many ages, like he has.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Well, what do you think? I've gotten much better, haven't I?
    Vs. Ky: Hey, don't take it so hard. Think of it as volunteer work. Now, 
    would
            you let me pass?
    Vs. Axl: Man, you've got it all wrong! You forgot my number-one selling 
    point:
             My million-dollar smile!
    Vs. Anji: With those dancing skills of yours, you could really go places. 
    Just
              don't end up in the wrong place....
    vs. Baiken: There's nothing wrong with Chinese dresses, but kimonos.... Now
                that's hot!
    Vs. Eddie: Y'know, people should really try to be more responsible with 
    their
               life goals. Guess it's too late for you, though.
    Vs. Millia: And to think I used to prefer blondes....
    Vs. Chipp: You may be faster, but my reach is longer. I guess size really 
    does
               matter after all! Hah!
    Vs. Faust: Geez, I almost had a heart attack. Don't get up anymore, okay?
    Vs. Jam: I have to know.... Why are today's women all so powerful? And more
             importantly...are you really a chef?
    Vs. Potemkin: Offhand, I say your genetic makeup is a little different from
                  mine. I'd love to see your family tree.
    Vs. Venom: You can see things people aren't supposed to see, can you?
    Vs. Johnny: Faster than a speeding bullet! Too bad you're no good when it 
    comes
                time for action. Hehehe!
    Vs. Bridget: You'll never beat me when it comes to playing around! Let me 
    show
                 you how to use that thing. Woo!
    Vs. Slayer: Hey, a proper escort protects his lady. So, why don't you go 
    ahead
                and introduce me to your wife there?
    Vs. May: I went a little overboard there, huh? Sorry, kid!
    Vs. Dizzy: I was just looking to have a chat with a cute girl, but somehow I
               wound up all burned up....
    vs. Zappa: What a horrible sight. If I lost to something like that, I'd be 
    in
               tears....
    vs. I-No: I know I've seen that ches -er, face!-somewhere before.... And 
    those
              beautiful thighs.... I mean, eyes!
    Vs. Testament: You were coming at me from all sides! My reach wasn't much 
    help
                   there.
    Vs. Robo Ky: So you're an android, eh? Weeeeird. How'd something like you 
    end up
                 in this day and age?
    Vs. Kliff: You were pretty cool back in the day, man.
    Vs. Justice: ...Well? How's it feel to be bested by a 'mere' man?
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #5470
    Name: Axl Low
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 172 lbs.
    Birthday: Dec. 25
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/English
    	Subject claims to have jumped into this era from the 20th century. Although 
    this claim is unsubstantiated, he is confirmed to carry certain vital 
    information on past events.
    	His skill with fire helped him earn a spot in the second Sacred Knights 
    tournament.
    	Considering his high physical strength and the danger his unfettered 
    knowledge presents, he should be handled with extreme caution.
    	Risk Rating: A+
    
    	"Looks like it's gonna be another good day!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No
    |
    Sol B.----------------------------
    |					    |
    (perform Instant Kill on Sol)    (defeat Sol)
    |					    |
    I-No					    Anji M.
    |					    |
    Sol B.				    Baiken
    |					    |
    Sol B. 				    Johnny
    |					    |
    EX Axl L.				    Testament--------
    (path #3)				    |			   |
    					    (continues)     (no continues)
    					    |			   |
                			    Zappa		   I-No
    					    (path #2)	  (path #1)
    
    - If you perform the Instant Kill (Midare Gami) on Sol, you'll end up 
    fighting him two more times afterwards. The second time you face him, you 
    must once again defeat him with the Midare Gami in order to advance, or 
    you'll be thrown into a loop.
    - Both your final battles with EX Axl and Zappa have the same handicap: they 
    won't suffer any damage from normal attacks. You must use special and 
    Overdrive moves in order to cause them any damage.
    
    (Docks)
    Axl: Whoa, what a babe.... Hey, girl! That's some pretty hair!
    I-No: Are you trying to hit on me?
    Axl: That elegant black hair! That seductive body! I'd like to take some 
    time to
         get to know you better.
    I-No: Heh heh, okay.... I'll teach you all there is to know.
    
    (after the fight)
    Axl: Well, what did you think? Will you go out with me now?
    I-No: Sorry, you've still got plenty to learn. Besides, I've already got
          someone.
    Axl: And who would that be?
    I-No: You ever heard of a man named Sol?
    Axl: Oh, so that's it. You're friends with him? No wonder you're so 
    strong....
    I-No: If you run into him, tell him I-No's looking for him.
    Axl: Alright....
    
    (Paris)
    Axl: Sigh. I guess there just aren't any calm, gentle women around these 
    days.
         Oh, hey. Good timing.
    Sol: What is it?
    Axl: I happened to run into an acquaintance of yours just now. She seemed to 
    be
         looking for you. A woman in red.... Not half bad, either.
    Sol: ...Where did she go?
    Axl: Hold on there! How 'bout a quick match first?
    Sol: Geh. Whatever.
    
    -defeat Sol normally-
    (Colony)
    Axl: So she's a friend of Sol's.... Considering her attitude, I bet she's
         involved with 'that man' as well.
    Anji: Oh? By 'that man', do you mean... 'that man'?
    Axl: Where the heck did you come from? Anji, right? If you go getting 
    involved
         as well.... ...You'll get fried to a crisp by Sol!
    Anji: Bah, I'm not worried about him. But enough about that. Have you gotten 
    any
          better with that chain and sickle of yours?
    Axl: You really want to know? Here, let me show you!
    
    (after the fight)
    Baiken: So it's you. The one who's chasing him....
    Axl: Ah, well. I've got my reasons.
    Baiken: Sorry, but I'm afraid he's MY prey.
    Axl: What do you mean 'prey'? What are you going to do with him?
    Baiken: Kill him.
    Axl: Whoa, whoa, wait just a second. I can't let you do that.
    Baiken: Oh, so now you're on his side? In that case, I'll spare you no mercy
            either.
    Axl: Ah...argh. It's not that I'm on his side....
    Baiken: In that case, you'd better disappear before I count to three.
            One...two...three!
    
    (May Ship)
    Axl: Huff, huff.... I think this is far enough. Man, this is just not my 
    day.
    Johnny: Yo, Axl. What are you doing here?
    Axl: Yo, Johnny. I'm just lookin' around for a certain someone.
    Johnny: Did you happen to come across a female musician in red clothes?
    Axl: Oh yeah, I saw her! She's quite the babe....
    Johnny: I'll be straight with you. Forget about all this and go home.
    Axl: Uhh.... I can't really do that....
    Johnny: I was afraid you'd say that. ...Sorry, man. I'll make up for this
            sometime.
    Axl: What the?! Hey!!
    
    (Hell)
    Axl: I don't know how dangerous this guy really is, but everyone is giving 
    me
         way too hard of a time!
    Testament: That's an interesting point of view.
    Axl: Aaarrgh! It's a ghost!
    Testament: If you continue down the path you now travel.... ...You'll run 
    into
               something far more abominable than myself.
    Axl: Wh-What?
    Testament: Turn back now. It's not the kind of fate a mere mortal can 
    handle.
    Axl: I don't know anything about fate. But everyone makes a promise at least
         once in their lives.
    Testament: Time passes, and words lose their meaning.
    Axl: That may be the way things really are, but.... With an attitude like 
    that,
         you'll never be popular with the ladies. I'll make it back to Megumi. 
    No
         matter what. That's the promise I made. To myself!
    
    - No continues-
    (Unknown)
    Axl: 'Abominable' eh? Abominable.... Wonder what he meant.
    I-No: It's you!
    Axl: Oh, hey babe. Looks like we meet again. We must be bound by invisible
         threads of fate....
    I-No: You ruined the perfect trap I'd laid.
    Axl: Trap? Huh?
    I-No: Forget it. But I won't let you get away without paying for it!
    Axl: Whoa!! Wait! Hey!!
    
    (after the fight)
    Axl: Babe, settle down!
    That Man: Looks like my subordinate has been causing you some trouble.
    Axl: Are you...one of Sol's acquaintances?
    That Man: Something like that. I hear you want to speak with me?
    Axl: I know it sounds crazy, but.... I seem to randomly slip through time. I
         want to do something about it. I heard you have the same problem.
    That Man: Ahh, not so. I'm afraid I've just been alive a little bit longer 
    than
              most. I don't have any ability to travel through time.
    Axl: No way! Are you serious? I asked a doctor about it, you know? And he 
    said
         it was caused by the existence of an 'other me'.
    That Man: Ahh.... Now that, I may be familiar with. Raven?
    Raven: So you're my....
    Axl: ...Whoa. I feel like I'm about to slip any second!
    That Man: Of course. When two identical existences approach, they naturally
              repel each other. The two of you are together in the same time and
              space. Because of that, one of you can not stay. And the other one 
    can
              never disappear.
    Axl: How in the world did things wind up like this?
    Raven: I can't believe you can ask that!
    That Man: Yes. After all, it IS your fault.
    Axl: What? What does that mean?! Uwaaaaahh!!
    That Man: ...Of course, it hasn't actually happened yet.
    (Pic of Axl being sucked in a vortex)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Sol normally + continues + after fight with Testament-
    (Phantom Town)
    Axl: It's getting late. I wonder what this 'abominable' thing is gonna be 
    all
         About....
    Zappa: Pardon me, traveler.
    Axl: Yeah? What's up?
    Zappa: Could you help me find a doctor named Faust...?
    Axl: What, that wacko? What do ya need from him?
    Zappa (possessed): ...I'LL CURSE HIM UNTIL THE END OF TIME!!
    Axl: ...Ah, yeah. This is pretty abominable, alright.
    
    (Pic of Axl standing over a knocked out Zappa, scratching the back of his 
    head. The ghostly women that possessed Zappa is behind Axl)
    Axl: Still alive?
    Zappa: ....
    Axl: You don't look so tough now. I wonder what this guy did to draw such 
    hatred
         from that girl? ...Speaking of girls, I wonder what she's doing right 
    now.
         Does she hate me, too? Megumi....
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you performed Midare Gami on Sol + after match with Sol-
    (Docks)
    Axl: So she's a friend of Sol's.... Considering her attitude, I bet she's
         involved with 'that man' as well. Aren't there any nice, sweet babes in
         this time period? Oh, hey, there she is now. Hey!
    I-No: Who are you?
    Axl: What do you mean, who am I? It's me, Axl! If you're looking for Sol,
         he's....
    I-No: How dare you speak to me like that! I'll squash you!
    Axl: Eh?! Hey!
    
    (Paris)
    Axl: Man, this just isn't my day. What in the world is going on?
    Sol: What are you doing here?
    Axl: Huh? You shouldn't have to ask that.
    Sol: What?
    Axl: The woman in red clothes you're chasing.
    Sol: ...How do you know about that?
    Axl: Huh?
    Sol: How'd you know I was looking for I-No?
    Axl: Um, 'cause I just heard about it earlier?
    Sol: So you've been eavesdropping, eh? Hmph. I thought better of you.
    Axl: What the...??
    
    (after the fight)
    Axl: Man, this just isn't my day. What in the world is going on? ...I just 
    said
         that, didn't I? I've got a bad feeling about this....
    Sol: What are....
    Axl: I knew it! I'm going back in time!
    Sol: What?
    Axl: What's causing this? When the heck did it start?
    Sol: Stop spouting nonsense already!
    
    (after performing Midare Gami on Sol - London)
    Axl: Sol's pretty powerful and all.... I wonder if maybe, when my moves 
    collided
         with his... ...it caused me to travel back? If that's the case, maybe I 
    can
         get back home this way.... Hey, Sol! Well, looks like he's not here.
    Axl: Boo!
    Axl: Ack!! Don't do that! ...Hey, it's me!
    Axl: Yep, from a little ways into the future.
    Axl: What do I want with with me?
    Axl: I can't stay for long - I just needed to speak with you real quick. You
         ready for a match?
    Axl: You're on! Don't hold back!
    
    (Pic of the other Axl jumping into a time vortex, as both Axls wave to each 
    other)
    Axl: So, what was it you wanted to tell me?
    Axl: ...Well, it's just, I'm sure you're feeling down, what with all that's
         happened and all, but don't let it get to you.
    Axl: Hey, I don't ever let it get to me.
    Axl: It's no use trying to hide it. I have your memory.
    Axl: ...Oh, yeah. Hmm, kinda hard to talk to you, heh.
    Axl: As long as you don't give up, you'll get to your happy ending. I'm 
    saying
         it, so you know it's true!
    Axl: Well, that's good news. So...will I get to see Megumi again?
    Axl: I'm afraid I can't give you any details. Just trust me, alright? Now if
         you'll excuse me, I gotta get going.
    Axl: I see.... Well, pleased to have met you, Axl.
    Axl: Me too, Axl!
    Axl: Alright then! Time to get going!
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    BAIKEN
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    	A skilled Japanese swordswoman, Baiken is also one of the few survivors of 
    the Japanese race that was nearly exterminated by the Gears during the Holy 
    War. She had to experience the trauma of watching her family and friends 
    being slaughtered by the Gears, and leading them, a mysterious man, pulling 
    the strings from behind the curtains. Baiken was not only scarred 
    emotionally, but also physically: her left eye was scarred and she also lost 
    her right arm. Burning with hatred and revenge, Baiken trained herself in 
    the ways of the Japanese katana and other assassination methods, using a 
    variety of cutting weapons. Not one day passed where she thought about 
    destroying all Gears and she could never forget the presence of that man as 
    well. Unlike Anji, her only objective is to do away with all Gears and 
    everyone who has anything to do with them. She now leaves the Japanese 
    colony to find answers and vengeance.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Not enough. Can't you get fired up? That won't even grill a fish.
    Vs. Ky: Blah, blah, blah! You just don't let up, do you? Quit forcing your
            delusions on me!
    Vs. Axl: I can't believe you traveled so far.... If you're a man, face me 
    like
             one!
    Vs. Anji: I like guys who aren't spineless. Still, you were pretty weak.
    Vs. Baiken: Prepare yourself! You can copy my looks, but you can't copy my
                spirit!
    Vs. Eddie: You just won't die, will you? I'll perform your last rites if 
    it'll
               help any.
    Vs. Millia: If you want to beat me, you'll have to drop the attitude and 
    work
                yourself up into a fighting frenzy!
    Vs. Chipp: The more we fight, the more I can telegraph your moves. You're a
               sitting duck!
    Vs. Faust: Take off that mask! I must know what lies beneath. Are you a 
    human or
               not?
    Vs. Jam: If you have no weapons, at least get some defensive gear. Not that 
    I
             wouldn't cut right through it anyway.
    Vs. Potemkin: I don't care how strong you are. A target that big is hard to
                  miss....
    vs. Venom: You can't hide from me. Did you think you could scare me with 
    those
               fish eyes of yours?
    Vs. Johnny: Hah! After all that talk, you can't even come up with some last
                words?
    Vs. Bridget: Always look for the best approach. If you intend to win, you 
    must
                 learn to use all of your weapons!
    Vs. Slayer: You stopped every one of my special attacks. That's quite a fist 
    you
                have! Tell me your name.
    Vs. May: If you don't want to be treated like a kid, then stop crying like 
    one!
    Vs. Dizzy: Damn! It was a perfect strike, but now my sword is broken. I'll 
    have
               to finish you off later....
    vs. Zappa: Hmm.... You remind me of a certain rogue doctor I know. But at 
    least
               you're a real demon. He's just a freak.
    Vs. I-No: You're playing with fire, lady! Bleh, she's not even listening to
              me.... Now I'm getting mad!
    Vs. Testament: Cut that messy hair of yours! I get annoyed just looking at 
    it.
    Vs. Robo Ky: I'd better quit while I'm ahead. Chopping away at iron like 
    this is
                 bad for my sword's blade.
    Vs. Kliff: Hah! That's what I like about you, old man. You've got a 
    one-track
               mind when it comes to attacks.
    Vs. Justice: Time for you to die, monster!
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #2043
    Name: Baiken
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 99 lbs.
    Birthday: May 5
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/Japanese
    	Subject is a Japanese woman on the run from the authorities. She is still 
    deeply traumatized from the loss of her parents during the war.
    	All of her movements revolve around her ultimate goal of revenge. Her 
    current target is the one she regards as the creator of the Gears.
    	Although her skill with a Japanese sword is great, she is no match for our 
    military might.
    	Additionally, her desire for revenge makes her easy to control. Even if she 
    manages to find the Gears' creator, it would only help our mission.
    	She should not be viewed as a serious threat
    	Risk Rating: C
    
    	"You can't escape. Die!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No
    |
    Robo Ky
    |
    Zappa
    |
    Bridget
    |
    Anji M.----------------------------------------------
    |			 |					     |
    (defeat Robo Ky)  (peform Instant Kill on Robo Ky)  (defeat Anji with 25% 
    life)
    |			 |					     |
    Potemkin          May					     I-No
    |			 |					     |
    I-No              Robo Ky                           Anji M.
    (path #1)		(path #2)				    (path #3)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Garyou Tensei) on Robo 
    Ky will define whether if you take path #1 or #2 later on. To take path #3, 
    you will have to defeat Anji with aprox. 25% of your health meter remaining.
    - Your final battle with I-No in path #1 will be increasingly harder due to 
    the fact that I-No deals a LOT more damage and slowly recovers her health as 
    well.
    - In path #2, May will not suffer any damage from normal attacks. You must 
    use special or Overdrive moves to cause her any damage. The final battle 
    with Robo Ky gets an even tougher handicap: he can only be damaged with 
    Overdrive moves.
    - In your final battle with Anji in path #3, you won't be able to jump.
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Anji's 
    path #1.
    
    (Docks)
    I-No: A journey of revenge at such a young age? That'll never catch on.
    Baiken: Who the hell are you?
    I-No: ...Hrm, never mind. You're not so young after all.
    Baiken: If you keep talking like that, I'll cut you to pieces!
    I-No: Oh, would you? Show me what you can do with those strong arms of 
    yours!
    
    (Paris)
    I-No: Ahh.... That felt so good.
    Baiken: Grrr. You should be in pieces.
    I-No: But you'll never be able to meet that man at your level of skill.
    Baiken: ...Damn you! Wait! Come back here!
    Robo Ky: NO. YOU_ARE_THE_ONE_WHO_WILL_WAIT!
    Baiken: Hmm? A...fake police officer?
    Robo Ky: DON'T_CALL_ME_A_FAKE!
    
    -If you defeated Robo Ky normally-
    (Phantom Town)
    Robo Ky: SYSTEM_SHUTDOWN.... REINITIALIZING.... ERROR! ERROR!
             BLUE_SCREEN_OF_DEATH!
    Baiken: What a waste of my time.
    Zappa: Ex-excuse me. Miss samurai?
    Baiken: I'm not a samurai. What do you want?
    Zappa: I've heard there was a doctor named Faust somewhere around here....
    Baiken: That demon doctor? You're a strange one, aren't you....
    Zappa: Wh-where is he? (possessed) I have to hurry or.... Arg, 
    arrrrrggghhhh!
    Baiken: ...I see. So that's it. No wonder he's trying to find that demon 
    doctor.
    
    (Verdant)
    Bridget: You there, miss. Please wait a moment.
    Baiken: They keep coming one after another.... This is turning out to be a 
    bad
            day....
    Bridget: There's a bounty on your head, so why don't you step over here and 
    let
             me catch you?
    Baiken: ...More like a bad year.
    
    (after the fight)
    Baiken: Now get lost! If you get involved in that kind of work at your 
    age....
            ...You'll just end up dying a pathetic death.
    Bridget: I'm prepared for my last days to be miserable. After all, I may not
             look like it, but I'm actually an actor.
    Baiken: Last I checked, actors don't go around attacking people!
    
    (Colony)
    Anji: Well, well. Long time no see.
    Baiken: ...Heh. Speaking of miserable.
    Anji: Uh...so, I got some info on where I might be able to find 'that man'.
    Baiken: From the red musician woman who won't die?
    Anji: Hrm. Looks like I'm a bit late.
    Baiken: You got that right. Now get lost. Or you'll end up dying a pathetic
            death too!
    
    (Zepp)
    Baiken: I can't get through with you in the way!
    Potmekin: I apologize. However, I cannot back down. The red musician who 
    lurks
              beyond here.... I am under orders to arrest her.
    Baiken: You're a poor liar.
    Potemkin: What?!
    Baiken: Your face shows concern. Someone's being held hostage to force you 
    to
            act, right?
    Potemkin: Even if that were true, it's none of your business.
    Baiken: You're wasting my time! I'll rescue your damn hostage if it means 
    you
            getting out of my way!
    
    (Unknown)
    Baiken: I finally made it. You've given me a lot of trouble.
    I-No: You're going to fight me with that wimpy weapon?
    Baiken: What, getting sliced into little pieces isn't enough to kill you? I 
    pity
            you, then.
    I-No: Huh?
    Baiken: I'll slash you into dust and scatter you to the winds!
    I-No: Oh, whatever!
    
    (after the fight)
    Baiken: You there. Show yourself.
    That Man: Looks like my subordinate was being somewhat rude.
    Baiken: I knew it was you. I'll never forget your face.
    That Man: ....
    Baiken: You're going to pay for my parents' deaths. Do you want it quick? Or
            slow and painful? Take your pick.
    That Man: Death is not a choice. Death is giving up. I choose to live, 
    slowly
              and painfully. At least for now.
    Baiken: Shut up and die like a man! (blocking sound) Dammit! Dammit! 
    (clashing
            sound) Why did you kill them?! Why did you burn them?!
    That Man: For the heavens, it was divine punishment. For men, it was 
    original
              sin. For me.... It was rebellion. Surely that's enough. 
    (explosion)
    (Pic of Baiken kneeling at the feet of That Man)
    Baiken: Argh....
    That Man: Someday.... Someday, when my life finally ends, I pray that your 
    anger
              will fade.... I'm sorry.
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -If you peformed Garyou Tensei on Robo Ky + after fight with Robo Ky-
    (Phantom Town)
    Robo Ky: SYSTEM_SHUTDOWN.... REINITIALIZING.... ATTACK_PATTERN_ANALYSIS!
             PROCESSING_COMPLETE! RETREAT!
    Baiken: What a waste of my time.
    Zappa: Ex-excuse me. Miss samurai?
    Baiken: I'm not a samurai. What do you want?
    Zappa: I've heard there was a doctor named Faust somewhere around here....
    Baiken: That demon doctor? You're a strange one, aren't you....
    Zappa: Wh-where is he? (possessed) I have to hurry or.... Arg, 
    arrrrrggghhhh!
    Baiken: ...I see. So that's it. No wonder he's trying to find that demon 
    doctor.
    
    (after fight with Anji)
    May: Miss Baiken, I presume?
    Baiken: You presume? What kind of weirdo talks like that? What do you want,
            little one?
    May: Miss, I have a matter I wish to discuss.
    Baiken: You're being awfully formal. What do you want?
    May: Um, if you don't mind.... Please die! (two blocking sounds)
    Baiken: Did they think they could catch me off-guard by using a kid? And an
            anchor isn't exactly the best choice of weapon for a surprise 
    attack.
            Hold on a second, I'll be right there.
    May: Please die! Please die! Please die!
    
    (after the fight)
    Baiken: They're really playing dirty.
    ROBO KY: SURRENDER!
    Baiken: ...Didn't you just run away in fear a few minutes ago? What are you
            doing back?
    Robo Ky: I_HAVE_ANALYZED_ALL_OF_YOUR_MOVES.
             POINTLESS_RESISTANCE_IS_ONLY_A_WASTE_OF_TIME! (clashing sound)
    Baiken: Well, well. Looks like you're not too bad. But just because you've
            grasped Garyou Tensei doesn't mean you can beat me! You little piece 
    of
            junk. I'll teach you what the phrase 'secret move' really means!
    
    (Pic of Robo Ky hunged up on a pillar with a variety of cutting weapons. 
    Baiken is standing, facing away, behind the píllar)
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT.... YOU_DIRTY_JAPANESE....
             THE_POSTWAR_ADMINISTRATION_BUREAU_WILL_NEVER_GIVE_UP.
    Baiken: Postwar...Administration Bureau?
    Robo Ky: YOU_AND_THAT_MAN_ARE_NOTHING_MORE_THAN_THE_BUREAU'S_PAWNS.
    Baiken: You can shut up now. I don't know about this 'Postwar Administration
            Bureau' business, but... ...as far as I'm concerned, it's a 
    declaration
            of war!
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you defeated Anji with 25% life left + after fight with Anji-
    (Unknown)
    Baiken: I've wasted a lot of time. Where the hell did Anji go?
    I-No: Hey, dirty Japanese girl! What do you think you're doing?
    Baiken: You've been a pain in the neck. I hope you're ready for what you've 
    got
            coming!
    I-No: Hah. So, you wanna do it until the blood starts flowing? My pleasure!
    
    (Colony)
    Baiken: Alright I know you're here.
    Anji: Yeah. I'm sorry, but I can't let you go any further.
    Baiken: What's wrong with you?
    Anji: I met 'that man'!
    Baiken: ...and?
    Anji: I can't let you slice him up just yet.
    Baiken: I see. It was nice knowing you....
    Anji: Not so fast! Kimontonkou Hakkeshouou! You're standing in the unlucky
          corner, friend.
    Baiken: A ninjitsu earth bind.... Cut the crap and fight like a man!
    
    (Pic of Baiken holding her sword handle in front of Anji, who is sitting on 
    the ground)
    Baiken: After all the things you've pulled.... You'd better be prepared to 
    pay
            with your life.
    Anji: I'm ready. I can't think of a better way to go than by your hand.
    Baiken: Oh brother.... What kind of a line is that? Fine, fine. Just tell me
            what that man said. Then I'll call it even.
    Anji: Alright! You're a goddess! A Japanese beauty!
    Baiken: ...But just this once!
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    BRIDGET
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	The son of a wealthy British family, Bridget's birth was taken as a bad 
    omen by the people of the village where Bridget used to live. It was said 
    that if twins were ever to be born, it would be a sign of bad luck. 
    Therefore, Bridget was raised as if he was a girl: he dressed like a girl 
    and sometimes even had to act like one, too. But Bridget would not allow 
    himself to be downgraded by society, and be considered a spoiled brat. He 
    decided to show the world what he is really capable of, and thus became a 
    bounty hunter. His weapon of choice was as odd as his personality: a yo-yo, 
    which Bridget wielded with deadly precision. He is accompanied by his 
    "extravagant" teddy bear Roger, and together they set forth to seek some 
    criminals to catch and rewards to collect.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: That's horrible! You've got a good weapon there.... How can you
             mistreat it like that!?
    Vs. Ky: Wow, you're a trained knight, yet you have such pretty, slender arms 
    and
            legs....
    vs. Axl: Ah, that looks like a good weapon. Even a lazy bum could take care 
    of
             it with ease.
    Vs. Anji: I'm glad I was able to see that legendary dance. I'm sure it'd be 
    even
              prettier if you were a woman.
    Vs. Baiken: Wow, you're the epitome of a manly woman! Could you teach me the
                secrets of acting un-feminine?
    Vs. Eddie: Oh my, your face looks pale.... Did I go too far?
    Vs. Millia: Amazing! How did you train yourself to be able to bristle your 
    hair
                like that?
    Vs. Chipp: That's really fun to watch, the way you fall down so quickly! You
               could attract an audience with that!
    Vs. Faust: Um...err...are you part of a circus act?
    Vs. Jam: What a delicious aroma! That food that got knocked away is still
             fine.... Your cooking skills must be divine!
    Vs. Potemkin: Even with an uncoordinated body, you can still follow the path 
    of
                  an actor.
    Vs. Venom: Whoa, it's a local thug. I'm afraid I can't afford to pay for 
    your
               'protection' while I perform....
    vs. Johnny: That technique of yours is used in Asian street performances, 
    right?
                ...Do you need money or something?
    Vs. Bridget: Eh? You act just like me! You're really obsessed with this. 
    Even
                 your body is...oh, I see. Never mind.
    Vs. Slayer: Pops, you sure look like a bad guy. Is there a bounty on you by 
    any
                chance?
    Vs. May: Let's see...looks like you're on my bounty list. Please come with 
    me.
    Vs. Dizzy: I found you! You're my bounty! Now I can finally go home!
    Vs. Zappa: Wow! That's amazing! With the way you can bend and stretch like 
    that,
               you could easily charge admission!
    Vs. I-No: That's no good at all! A performer must care for her audience!
    Vs. Testament: You've been well coached on how to act! I can imagine it'd be
                   hard for most rivals to deal with you.
    Vs. Robo Ky: A robot puppet...or a copy of one...wearing a police outfit? 
    This
                 is just too weird to comprehend.
    Vs. Kliff: A small body and a big sword.... Hmm.... I like what I see!
    Vs. Justice: Hey, calm down! Let's talk, okay? Umm.... So I met this girl 
    with
                 wings.... Do you happen to know her?
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #7404
    Name: Bridget
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 110 lbs.
    Birthday: Oct. 26
    Blood Type: O
    Race: Human/English
    	Normally, we would not even bother with such a simple bounty hunter.
    	However, this one bears mention because of his multi-millionaire father and 
    the fact that he is currently searching for a Commander Gear.
    	While Commander Gear Dizzy is thought to be dead, this account has certain 
    flaws which we have pointed out in a previous report.
    	Any information on the fate of Dizzy that the subject may contain could be 
    indispensable.
    	Due to an issue involving twins, the subject (a man) was raised as a woman 
    by his family. He could be brought to our side via relatives.
    	Using a yo-yo as his weapon, he has fair skills as a bounty hunter, but 
    nothing worthy of special mention. His threat is minimal.
    	Risk Rating: D
    
    	"Please watch my act!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No
    |
    Baiken
    |
    Anji M.
    |
    Chipp Z.--------
    |        	    |
    (continues)    (no continues)
    |		    |
    Millia R.      Potemkin
    |		    |
    Robo Ky        May --------------
    |	          |			   |
    Ky K.		   (defeat May)     (perform Instant Kill on May)
    (path #1)	    |			   |
    		   Dizzy            Johnny
                  (path #2)        (path #3)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Shoot The Moon) on May 
    will define who you will face as your last boss: Dizzy (path #2) or Johnny 
    (path #3)
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed 
    Potemkin's path #2.
    
    (Verdant)
    Bridget: Umm.... Excuse me?
    I-No: Well, here's a cute little lady.
    Bridget: I'm not a lady. I'm a bounty hunter.
    I-No: Oh, I'm sorry. Listen up then, boy.... This is a dangerous area. You'd
          better get on back home.
    Bridget: You don't believe me, do you? Maybe this will help you understand a
             little.
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: Well, you've obviously got the skill to back up your words.
    Bridget: Thanks. You're pretty strong yourself.
    I-No: You said you're a bounty hunter, right? Who are you pursuing?
    Bridget: Well, to be honest.... I'm afraid I don't have any recent bounty
             contracts.
    I-No: Well then, why don't you take this one?
    Bridget: What? Are you sure? Thank you very much!
    
    (Colony)
    Bridget: Let's see here.... First up, "Baiken, the Samurai Slasher".
    Baiken: Ahh-choo! Who dares call me such a disgraceful name?!
    Bridget: Oh, uh, that's what it says on this bulletin here.... "A merciless
             swordswoman who slices her opponents into ribbons with her arsenal 
    of
             dark weapons". Umm.... Is that incorrect or something?
    Baiken: Oh, I wish it were.... For your sake.... Alright, you little punk! 
    Time
            to fix you up!
    
    (after the fight)
    Bridget: ...Alright. One person down.
    Anji: Hey. Girl. What're you doing around here?
    Bridget: Ah, you must be Anji!
    Anji: Huh? You've heard of me? That's great!
    Bridget: "A wicked villain who fans his victims to death... ...and steals 
    their
             valuables under the auspires of artistic dance". ...Does that sound
             like you?
    Anji: Arrrrryahhh!!
    Bridget: Oh, um, it also says: "Known to get angry when someone guesses his
             identity". Guess I've got the right guy....
    Anji: You wanna be "fanned" to death? Your wish is my command!
    
    (after the fight)
    Bridget: ...Now then, next up is a guy named Chipp Zanuff. "A Class A 
    terrorist,
             well-versed in the ancient Japanese ways of infiltration and
             assassination".
    Chipp: Shut up! Who the hell's a terrorist?!
    Bridget: Yow! You surprised me.
    Chipp: I've had nothing but bounty hunters swarming over me all freakin' 
    day....
    Bridget: Well, you ARE on the wanted list, you know.
    Chipp: Bull! Damn it! What the hell is this?!
    Bridget: Apparently, "the ancient Japanese ways of infiltration and
             assassination" don't involve stealth....
    
    -Continues-
    (Russia)
    Bridget: Let's see, who's next.... "The assassin Millia, a.k.a. The Blonde
             Huntress". ...Hmm. "A brazen witch who uses her transformable hair 
    to
             seduce men and women".
    Millia: ...Hmm? What's that?
    Bridget: Oh, this? This is a wanted list.
    Millia: ...Children really shouldn't become bounty hunters, you know. It 
    creates
            a serious ethical dilemma. Why don't you give me that list? It's 
    harming
            your education.
    Bridget: Hmm.... I'll consider it if you turn yourself in.
    Millia: Besides, the bounty's been lifted from my shoulders for a fairly 
    long
            time now....
    Bridget: Time's up! Here I go!
    
    (Docks)
    Bridget: ...Ooh, a policeman. You're just the guy I need to see. I caught a 
    few
             criminals for you. Could you take them off my hands?
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT....
    Bridget: Bzzzzt?
    Robo Ky: GOOD_WORK. I_SHALL_TAKE_IN_THE_BOUNTIES_YOU_HAVE_GATHERED.
    Bridget: ...Ummm, aren't you going to write a receipt or something?
    Robo Ky: A_WHAT?
    Bridget: ...Hey, wait a minute! You're not a cop at all, are you?!
    Robo Ky: I_CANNOT_BELIEVE_YOU_HAVE_FIGURED_OUT_MY_SECRET!
             NOW_I_WILL_BE_FORCED_TO_TAKE_YOU_IN_ALONG_WITH_EVERYONE_ELSE!
    
    (after the fight)
    Bridget: What on earth was that all about?
    Ky: Excuse me, are you alright? I'm afraid an impostor of mine has been 
    lurking
        around here....
    Bridget: Oh, no, not again!
    Ky: Huh? Again?
    Bridget: That's it. Now I'm angry. I'm not leaving until I get my money!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: So that's what happened.... I think I understand now.
    Bridget: I'm sorry.... That was pretty silly of me, wasn't it?
    Ky: Oh, it wasn't silly at all. Don't worry about it. This is a matter for 
    the
        police. Now, unfortunately, I have some bad news for you.... The 
    'criminals'
        you collected were actually innocent people. All the charges were false.
    Bridget: Whaaat?! So now I'm not getting any money at all?
    Ky: ...I'm terribly sorry.
    Bridget: ...My parents were waiting for me back at the village and
             everything....
    Ky: Well.... Perhaps I can help you, somehow. You deserve merit for your
        trouble. I ought to be able to give you some sort of reward. Besides,
        someone with your skill shouldn't have any problem chasing after real
        bounties.
    Bridget: Alright. Thanks for everything....
    Ky: I'll see you later. ...Certainly a courteous young woman, if perhaps a
        little overeager....
    (pic of Bridget coming out of a gate crowded with people with a huge bag of 
    money over his shoulder and waving)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -No continues + after fight with Chipp-
    (Zepp)
    Bridget: Well, then.... Where am I going to find the Gear on this list?
    Potemkin: What did you just say?
    Bridget: Oh! Are you a bounty hunter too, sir? Sorry, but I'm not gonna let
             anyone take the Gear in before I do.
    Potemkin: ...Hmph. I don't know what you've heard, but you'd better forget 
    about
              it. You get in too deep and you'll never get out. Understand?
    Bridget: I can't very well be a bounty hunter unless I'm prepared for at 
    least
             that much, now can I?
    Potemkin: ...Well, I hate to have to do this, but apparently you need a 
    little
              thought refocusing. It's not as bad as dying at least.
    Bridget: I'm not about to lose to you....
    
    (May Ship)
    I-No: How could I have lost.... Lost! To that stupid kid!
    May: Haha! Now I've got Dizzy back!
    Bridget: Did I just hear you say...'Dizzy'?
    May: Ahh! Who're you?
    Bridget: Just a travelling bounty hunter. I'd like to have a word with this
             Dizzy person.
    May: Dizzy! Go ahead. Leave this kid to me!
    Dizzy: O-okay!
    Bridget: Why are you protecting a wanted woman?
    May: 'Cause she's my friend!
    Bridget: So you two are in cahoots with each other...? Alright, then!
    
    -If you defeated May normally-
    (after the fight)
    Dizzy: May.... What did you do to May?
    Bridget: Umm.... She's just out for a little bit. It's nothing serious.
    Dizzy: Oh.... That's a relief. But, I'm not wanted anymore.... Didn't you 
    know
           that?
    Bridget: You think a bounty hunter like me's gonna just go away after 
    hearing
             that?!
    Dizzy: I guess not.... Hmm. What a bother.
    Bridget: Not for me it's not! Let's go!
    Dizzy: Don't push yourself too hard....
    
    (after the fight)
    Bridget: ...I'm sorry.
    Dizzy: What's wrong?
    Bridget: I guess you're not such a bad woman after all. You went out of your 
    way
             not to hurt me too bad, too....
    Dizzy: I'm happy that you understand.
    Bridget: I'm really sorry about all this. Is there anything I can do for 
    you?
    Dizzy: Hmm.... Well, there is one thing.... ...Would you be my friend?
    Bridget: What?
    Dizzy: Well, all my friends are on the ship.... I don't have very much on 
    land.
           That's why I thought. If it's okay with you....
    Bridget: Well, of course! Why don't you come over to my house sometime? It's 
    a
             pretty neat place, you know.
    Dizzy: I'd be delighted!
    Bridget: Promise? I'll be waiting for you.
    (Pic of Dizzy, in her Jellyfish Pirate uniform, putting a pirate hat on 
    Bridget's head in a dressing room)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you performed Shoot The Moon on May + after fight with May-
    Johnny: ...Whoa there. Stop right where you are.
    Bridget: And who might you be?
    Johnny: You just knocked out one of my crew....
    Bridget: You must be with the bad guys, then!
    Johnny: Oh, like it's any fun being good? If you're angry, you gotta be bad.
            Don't you agree, my lady?
    Bridget: My lady?!
    Johnny: Are you bounty hunting all by yourself? I can hear your lonely heart
            beating its' forlorn rhythm even as we speak. Perhaps you'd like to 
    join
            my crew?
    Bridget: Thanks for the offer, but I'll pass. I'm not lonely at all. Really.
    
    (Pic of Johnny, kneeling on the ground, covering his face with his hand. 
    Bridget is standing behind him, looking puzzled)
    Bridget: ...Whew, that was close! For a minute there, I thought I was gonna 
    lose
             that one. Hey, what's wrong with you? You suddenly went limp right 
    in
             the middle of the fight....
    Johnny: Ahh...Johnny.... What have you done.... You.... You're a guy, aren't
            you!
    Bridget: Sure am. This appearance.... Well, it's kind of a long story.
    Johnny: I can't believe I just tried to seduce another man.... Look, you 
    should
            just go home and forget about all this.
    Bridget: Hey! You're the one who stuck your sword in my face!
    Johnny: ...I'm sorry. I just have one request. Whatever you do.... Don't 
    tell
            anyone about this.
    Bridget: ...What a weirdo.
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    CHIPP ZANUFF
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Chipp used to live a life of crime and addiction: not only was he a 
    consumate junkie (drug addict), he also used to sell the very own products 
    he used to take. His bad habit grew to such high levels, that he could no 
    longer perform his job adequately, and was targeted for extermination by his 
    superiors. However, a master ninja called Tsuyoshi saved Chipp from a swift 
    murder, and took him under his wing. Chipp quickly became clean of drugs, 
    and learned the deadly art of Ninjitsu through his incredible speed and 
    pinpoint accuracy. He saw a fatherly figure in Tsuyoshi, but all that ended 
    when some assassins killed Tsuyoshi. Filled with rage, Chipp now targets the 
    criminals to which he once was a part of. He will stop at nothing to avenge 
    his master's death, and make the criminals pay!
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Hopefully this'll teach you not to screw around with us humans.
    Vs. Ky: Come on, be a man! Just looking at your face gets me annoyed.... All
            that matters here is power!
    Vs. Axl: The way you talk drives me insane! Did you really think you could 
    beat
             me?
    Vs. Anji: You tryin' to mock me 'cause I'm not Japanese? What kind of weapon 
    is
              that, anyway?
    Vs. Baiken: You've got some nerve for a chick. Is that how they breed 'em 
    back
                in Japan?
    Vs. Eddie: Controlling a dead body like a puppet.... I think my master told 
    me a
               story like that once.
    Vs. Millia: If I were being serious, you wouldn't have lasted a second. Go 
    on,
                get out of here!
    Vs. Chipp: Fool! My master would never have been deceived by such a pale
               imitation!
    Vs. Faust: I can't think of a single word to describe you. All I can do is 
    offer
               up my condolences. Freak.
    Vs. Jam: You think you can seduce me, huh? You're pathetic. Get lost 
    already!
    Vs. Potemkin: Lose some weight, will you? What's the point of all those 
    muscles
                  if you can't hit me?
    Vs. Venom: What's with the outfit? You going to a costume party, or you just
               trying to weird me out?
    Vs. Johnny: I don't like 'popular' types and I definetly don't like gigolos. 
    In
                other words, I don't like you!
    Vs. Bridget: If you don't have a killing spirit, you shouldn't be fighting. 
    What
                 a waste of time....
    vs. Slayer: What's with that condescending look? I'm the one who won, right?
                Damn!
    Vs. May: I give no mercy to my enemies. I won't go easy, even on a girl!
             ...Still, something doesn't feel right.
    Vs. Dizzy: What a disappointment. You're nothing but a kid! Get out of my 
    sight.
    Vs. Zappa: Alright, that's enough of that weirdness! ...You need to teach me 
    how
               to move like that!
    Vs. I-No: You like to fight loose, don't you? Well, it annoys me. Next time 
    I'm
              going to squash you flat.
    Vs. Testament: All these flashy, fancy moves. Is that all you got? I'm
                   disappointed!
    Vs. Robo Ky: You work your muscles hard enough, they'll grow stronger than 
    iron.
                 I'm not letting a machine outdo me!
    Vs. Kliff: How're you supposed to hit me with that huge thing? Go back to 
    bed
               already!
    Vs. Justice: Some weapon that was. If you can't hit me with it, what's the
                 point?
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #5236
    Name: Chipp Zanuff
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 148 lbs.
    Birthday: Feb. 9
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/American
    	Born as an orphan, subject grew up to become an illegal drug trafficker and 
    narcotics addict.
    	He was saved by a man named Tsuyoshi, who taught him the basics of Ninjitsu 
    combat.
    	Subject is the only known man alive who still uses the Japanese form of 
    attack. He also uses the force of Ki in his moves, presumably taught to him 
    by Tsuyoshi as well.
    	It is safe to assume that the subject has had extensive training with Ki 
    force.
    	If we can procure this fighting style for our own use, the benefits would 
    be inmeasurable.
    	Although a highly skilled fighter, subject is a very straightforward man 
    who has little in the way of mental defenses.
    	A swift capture is highly recommended.
    	He is considered to be moderately dangerous.
    	Risk Rating: B
    
    	"Master, watch me now!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Dizzy
    |
    Bridget---------------------------------
    |						    |
    (defeat Bridget in more than 30 sec.)  (defeat Bridget in less than 30 sec.)
    |						    |
    Ky K.			                     Robo Ky
    |						    |
    Faust						   Anji M.
    |						    |
    Eddie-------------        		   May - Johnny - Robo Ky
    |	            |					      (path #3)
    (defeat Eddie)   (perform Instant Kill on Eddie)
    |		      |
    Venom     	     Slayer
    (path #1)       (path #2)
    
    - Depending on whether you defeat Bridget in less than 30 seconds in the 
    second match or not will define whether you will take the path #1/#2 or path 
    #3. Likewise, depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Delta End) 
    on Eddie or not will define who will be your last boss: Venom (path #1) or 
    Slayer (path #2).
    - In path #3, you will face Robo Ky twice, each battle with its' own 
    handicap. In the first match, Robo Ky will be immune to normal attacks, and 
    you will also be posioned (your health meter decreases gradually). Use 
    special or Overdrive moves to damage him. In the final match, Robo Ky will 
    only be susceptible to Overdrive moves.
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Ky's 
    path #2.
    
    (Verdant)
    Chipp: ...The Guild's been acting pretty strange lately. They're probably in
           fighting again.... If I'm ever going to avenge my master, now's my
           chance. ...Hmm? What's that? ...Oww! Huh? Where did she fall from? 
    Hey,
           are you alright?
    Dizzy (Necro): KISSSSSHAAAAAAHH!
    Chipp: Holy Zen! Talk about your neighborhood menace!
    
    (after the fight)
    Chipp: Phew, I thought I was done for.
    Bridget: Excuse me, are you Mr. Chipp Zanuff?
    Chipp: Yeah, that's right. Who are you?
    Bridget: "A Class 1 terrorist, proficient in the ancient Japanese arts of
             infiltration and assassination".
    Chipp: Huh? Who you calling a terrorist?!
    Bridget: But, that's what it says right here....
    Chipp: Hmm?
    Bridget: There's a reward for your arrest.
    Chipp: Jeez! What the hell is going on?
    
    -Defeat Bridget in more than 30 seconds-
    (Paris)
    Chipp: ...Someone must be targetting me from behind the scenes. But who 
    could it
           be?
    Ky: Chipp Zanuff. You're wanted under suspicion of first-degree murder....
    Chipp: Oh, so it's you! Prepare yourself!
    Ky: ...However, I believe that this is likely some kind of mistake....
    Chipp: What, you gettin' chicken now? Let's go!
    Ky: Look, just listen to what I have to say. If you continue, I'll have to
        arrest you for insulting an officer of the law.
    Chipp: You should have said that to begin with. Let's get moving!
    
    (after the fight)
    Chipp: I see.... So you don't know who put a price on my head, either.
    Ky: Right. However, given that they have enough power to put pressure on the
        police....
    Chipp: It must be the Assassins' Guild!
    Ky: ...That is exceedingly unlikely....
    Chipp: Damn them! So they've made a move against me first, eh?
    Ky: ...You're not listening to me.
    Chipp: They won't get away with this!
    
    (Zepp)
    Faust: You there, sir. You look to be in need of medical attention.
    Chipp: Shut up. I hate doctors and I hate medicine.
    Faust: Those eyes, that ambition.... You are headed off too battle, are you 
    not?
    Chipp: What if I am?
    Faust: You cannot fight in that condition.
    Chipp: That's none of your business!
    Faust: I can't allow that. I won't take much of your time. Allow me to cure 
    you.
    Chipp: 'Cure'? With that killer scalpel?
    Faust: I'm afraid so.
    
    (Hell)
    Chipp: That's some doctor. Now I'm hurt even worse! So, you're Zato. I will
           avenge my master! Prepare to die!
    Eddie: HMM? A MERE HUMAN NOT EVEN WORTH CONSUMING. IF YOU WISH TO DIE, I 
    WILL
           NOT STOP YOU.
    
    -Defeat Eddie normally-
    (Nirvana)
    Chipp: ...What's up with this guy? He's a corpse. So his shadow is his real
           self.... Looks like I messed up on this one.
    Venom: That's enough.
    Chipp: Good timing. This time I'll avenge my master for sure!
    Venom: You cannot possibly comprehend the level of anger I am feeling right 
    now.
           You shall pay for the crime of harming Master Zato's body!
    
    (Hell)
    Venom: So you'll kill me now?
    Chipp: You're going to tell me what you know, first. Who really killed my
           master?
    Venom: Hmph. Even if I told you, you wouldn't understand.
    Chipp: What did you say?!
    Venom: The Assassins' Guild is nothing more than a weapon. As long as 
    someone
           remains to wield that weapon, the Guild will easily be revived.
    Chipp: Don't try to sound all smart! All you're saying is you're just a 
    bunch of
           hired goons! ...Still, you may be right. Simply avenging my master's
           death wouldn't be what he wants. If I'm really going to change the 
    world,
           I'm going to have to become the President myself. Venom! I'll spare 
    you
           your life. But once I become President, I'll expect you to work for 
    me!
    Venom: Heheh. Hahahahaha.
    Chipp: What are you laughing at?!
    Venom: Very well. If you are somehow blessed with the luck to become
           President.... ...You may use my Guild as you see fit.
    Chipp: Alright! That's a promise!
    (Pic of Chipp wearing a white headband with the Japanese red sun in the 
    middle of it, sitting down beneath a cherry blossom tree, studying some 
    books)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -If you performed Delta End on Eddie + after fight with Eddie-
    (Nirvana)
    Slayer: I think that's enough.
    Chipp: Who the hell are you?
    Slayer: The former boss of the Guild you've been chasing. If you wish 
    revenge
            against the Guild, then I am the opponent you seek.
    Chipp: In that case, I'll show you no mercy!
    
    (Pic of Slayer floating above Chipp with a ghostly image and vampire wings. 
    Chipp, seen from behind, is looking above and clenching his fist)
    Chipp: Are you some kind of monster, or what?
    Slayer: That's right. My, what an elegant term.
    Chipp: Shut up!
    Slayer: Settle down. The Guild is disbanding. That's why I'm here.
    Chipp: Say what?
    Slayer: The Guild's real purpose was to punish those who are above the law. 
    But
            the inevitable came to be. The Guild has turned into something not 
    even
            I wanted.
    Chipp: Oh, please. You're just a murderer trying to justify himself!
    Slayer: What do you think you can do? You couldn't even take me on alone. 
    Have
            you ever really accomplished anything at all?
    Chipp: What?!
    Slayer: Rage alone will change nothing.
    Chipp: Stop! Come back! Damn! Accomplished anything.... Fine then! I will! 
    Just
           you watch!
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you defeated Bridget in less than 30 seconds + after fight with Bridget-
    (Paris)
    Chipp: ...What a wimp. Still.... Who's the one who put the price on my head?
           (slashing sound) Whoa! Where the hell did you come from?!
    Robo Ky: BZZZT.... TARGET_ACQUIRED. COMMENCING_ATTACK.
    Chipp: What the...? It's poison. I'd better end this quick.
    
    (after the fight)
    Chipp: ...Damn. My strength is...fading....
    Robo Ky: CAPTURE_COMPLETE. INITIATING_BRAINWASHING.
    
    (Colony)
    Chipp: Mr. Anji Mito? Might I have your attention for a brief moment?
    Anji: Heh, what's with the super-politeness? You want me to teach you more
          Japanese or something?
    Chipp: That's right.
    Anji: Sorry, right now I'm a little.... Ugh! (hit)
    Chipp: I_AM_BRINGING_YOU_IN.
    Anji: Ah, so that's it, huh? Don't worry, I'll return you to your old self 
    right
          now!
    
    (May Ship)
    May: Hey, Dizzy?
    Chipp: You're May, from the Jellyfish Pirates, right?
    May: (This guy's got a strange look to him....) Umm, are you okay? (blocking
         sound) Hey! What was that for!
    Chipp: SURPRISE_STRIKE_FAILED. COMMENCING_ATTACK!
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: I think that's enough.
    Chipp: DO_NOT_INTERFERE.
    Johnny: Oh, heh. It's just a puppet. Time for you to wake up!
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: How do you feel?
    Chipp: Terrible. Damn it all.... Sorry about all that. Thanks for your 
    help....
    Johnny: No problem.
    Chipp: I owe you one. I always repay my debts.
    
    (Phantom Town)
    Chipp: There you are!
    Robo Ky: HMMM. SO_THE_BRAINWASHING_WAS_TOO_WEAK.
    Chipp: You hunk of junk! I'll pulverize you!
    Robo Ky: I_HAVE_ALREADY_ANALYZED_ALL_YOUR_ATTACK_PATTERNS.
    Chipp: Are you nuts? You haven't seen anything yet! I'll show you the power 
    of
           Tsuyoshi-ryuu Ninjitsu!
    
    (after the fight)
    Robo Ky: ...BZZZT.
    Chipp: Take that, you puppet. Who sent you, anyway?
    Robo Ky: BZZZT. DON'T_THINK_YOU_CAN_ESCAPE_US.
             THE_POSTWAR_ADMINISTRATION_BUREAU_WILL_NEVER_LOSE. (explosion)
    Chipp: Postwar Administration Bureau...? Bleh, whatever! I don't know who 
    you're
           talking about, but.... I'm gonna catch 'em and make 'em pay, no 
    matter
           what!
    (Pic of Chipp jumping into the full moon night sky)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    DIZZY
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	A half-human, half-Gear, Dizzy was abandoned as a little baby within a vast 
    green forest 3 years ago. An old couple decided to adopt after they found 
    her lying among some bushes. They soon noticed that Dizzy was not a normal 
    human, as she grew up to the state of a young lady during the next 3 years. 
    Her power also began to manifest itself, channeled through 2 entities: the 
    entity of light (Undine) and the entity of darkness (Necro). She also grew a 
    tail and a pair of wings on her back. The people from the forest village 
    were scared about the displays of sheer power that Dizzy displayed from time 
    to time when she lost control of herself. In fact, Dizzy was a Commander 
    Gear, a magical being that had a will of its' own, and could be able to 
    control other Gears as well. But Dizzy, unlike the renegade Gear Justice, 
    did not wish to destroy mankind...she resorted to living a peaceful life in 
    the forest, where she could harm no one. But a Gear of her category could 
    not be ignored, and much less after what happened with Justice. Several 
    warriors from around the globe seeked Dizzy for different reasons, but most 
    of them were up to the bounty on Dizzy's head: 500,000 world dollars. It was 
    the lone hunter Sol Badguy, however, who managed to encounter and defeat 
    Dizzy in combat. Then Sol left Dizzy to her fate. Dizzy was later picked up 
    by the Jellyfish Pirates, a band of air bandits, and recruited by the 
    captain, Johnny. Dizzy now seeks her peaceful existence by cooking and doing 
    housemaid choirs aboard the May Ship, ignoring that her overwhelming power 
    might be needed to save the world someday...or bury it.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Umm, that's enough, right? If I don't go make dinner on time,
             everyone'll get really mad.
    Vs. Ky: I'm sorry. I'm still not very good at holding back my power....
    Vs. Axl: I-I'm sorry! It's been a while since I've been this excited.... Did
             that hurt?
    Vs. Anji: Ahh! Don't startle at me like that! If these two leave my control,
              there's no telling what they'll do to you.
    Vs. Baiken: Please, settle down! Is it always neccesary for us to start out
                fighting?
    Vs. Eddie: It didn't matter to Johnny whether I was human or not...that's 
    why I
               am what I am today.
    Vs. Millia: Actually, there's no bounty on me anymore....
    Vs. Chipp: Amazing! Your attacks could pass through the eye of a needle. I'm 
    so
               clumsy. I just break everything....
    vs. Faust: D-Doctor? I'm so sorry! I was in a hurry!
    Vs. Jam: Um...actually, my friends just sent me on an errand to pick up some
             carrots and a bottle of apricot wine.
    Vs. Potemkin: I'm sorry. I'm no longer alone. I have friends waiting for me 
    to
                  return.
    Vs. Venom: It's one thing to attack me, but if you lay a hand on the
               crew...that'll really set me off.
    Vs. Johnny: Don't worry. I'll take care of dinner. I'm off to go buy some
                ingredients!
    Vs. Bridget: There's no bounty on me anymore. Jam made off with the prize.
    Vs. Slayer: (Necro had to unleash his maximum power.... Who in the world is 
    this
                guy?)
    Vs. May: Be careful, May! Why did you do that all of a sudden?
    Vs. Dizzy: For some reason, people seem to think that if I'm still alive, 
    it'll
               cause political problems....
    Vs. Zappa: Look, I have two haunting me as well! Are you perhaps...one of 
    us?
    Vs. I-No: Undine, what's gotten into you?! If you keep this up, she'll die!
              Please, stop! Please!!
    Vs. Testament: If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be living this happy life. 
    Thak
                   you....
    Vs. Robo Ky: Great.... He's fallen into pieces. I'm sorry! I'll put you back
                 together, okay?
    Vs. Kliff: Please, don't die.... You look just like my father.
    Vs. Justice: Umm...are you alright? (Why do I feel like I've seen this one
                 before....)
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #6690
    Name: Dizzy
    Height: 5'6"
    Weight: 123 lbs.
    Birthday: Dec. 25 (presumed)
    Blood Type: Unanalyzable
    Race: Gear/Unknown
    	Though her identity is unknown, sources say this subject is a mix of both 
    human and Gear.
    	All known Gears, including Testament (see file #3360), were subordinates 
    under the control of Commander Gear Justice. As a result, most of the Gears 
    ceased functioning after Justice was slain in battle.
    	This one, however, was not affected, possibly due to her genetic makeup. In 
    fact, she may have the ability to actually reawaken downed Gears.
    	Eyewitness accounts place her as working together with the humanoid Gear, 
    Testament.
    	One report says that the subject was recently destroyed by the bounty 
    hunter, Jam, but this may be a fabrication of events.
    	If she is still alive, her quick capture and disposal take precedence over 
    all matters.
    	Risk Rating: S++
    
    	"I won't let my power control me any longer."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Chipp Z.
    |
    Venom
    |
    Faust
    |
    Slayer
    |
    Baiken-------------------------
    |				  	 |
    (defeat Faust normally)      (defeat Faust with 75% life and Overdrive)
    |                          	 |
    Eddie                        Bridget
    |                           (path #3)
    I-No--------
    |           |
    (lose)     (win)
    (path#1)    |
               I-No
    	     (path #2)
    
    - In order to access path #3, you must defeat Faust with around 75% 
    remaining in your life meter, and defeat him with an Overdrive move. 
    Perfects also work.
    - The way to path #2 has easily got to be the most difficult task in Story 
    Mode. You must defeat I-No in the final battle if you ever want to see path 
    #2, but this is made MUCH more harder due to the fact that a) you can't 
    continue (you will automatically get ending #1 if you lose), b) I-No deals a 
    LOT more damage and slowly heals as well, and c) Dizzy doesn't have an 
    Instant Kill move. A word of advice: low Hard Slash is your friend, and you 
    might want to resort to it whenever I-No gets up. If she manages to attack 
    you even ONCE...it might be too late. Don't worry, though...your second 
    match against I-No (if you defeat her) is made a lot more easier due to the 
    fact you have the same powers she does (you inflict double damage, and you 
    also heal as well).
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed 
    Bridget's path #2.
    
    (May Ship)
    I-No: What a cute boat. It's a shame I have to wreck it.
    Dizzy: Excuse me.... This is the Jellyfish Pirates' ship. Please don't come
           aboard without permission.
    I-No: You're in the way!
    Dizzy: Aaaaaaaaaahhh!
    
    (Colony)
    Chipp: Ow! Man.... Where the heck did she fall from? Hey, are you alright?
    Dizzy (Necro): KISSSSSHAAAAAAHH!
    Chipp: Holy Zen! Talk about your neighborhood menace!
    
    (Nirvana)
    Dizzy (Necro): SHAAGYAAAHH!
    Venom: Well, well.... A wounded Gear. I couldn't have wished for more. The
           perfect opportunity to test my technique. Don't get too upset if I 
    can't
           control it perfectly.
    Dizzy (Necro): KYOOOOOHH!
    
    (Zepp)
    Faust: I was wondering who was laying waste to all these skilled fighters. I
           imagine you have a difficult time living in the human world. I won't 
    ask
           you to tell me what happened, but....
    Dizzy (Necro): Kill kill kill!!!
    Faust: I cannot allow you to wallow in despair.
    
    -Defeat Faust normally-
    Faust: Treatment complete!
    Dizzy: Eh? Wha...? I.... Oh...I remember! I was knocked off the deck of the 
    May
           Ship.
    Faust: I see! So it was from the shock.
    Dizzy: Doctor, did you save me?
    Faust: Fortunately, you didn't suffer any major injuries. You should be fine
           from now on.
    Dizzy: I wonder where everyone went....
    Faust: Now that you mention it, I ran into May a few moments ago.
    Dizzy: Thank you very much. I will head in that direction.
    
    (Castle)
    Dizzy: Excuse me, have you seen a girl with an anchor around here?
    Slayer: Well, that certainly sounds like an interesting friend.
    Dizzy: Yes, she's a very cheerful and fun person.
    Slayer: I see. If I meet her, I will let her know that you are searching for
            her. What is your name, miss?
    Dizzy: Um.... Well.... It's a secret.
    Slayer: I'm sorry. I'm afraid I've already heard about you, Dizzy. My name 
    is
            Slayer. Pleased to make your acquaintance.
    Dizzy: Mr. Slayer, will you please keep my identity a secret?
    Slayer: Hmm. Well, if you win, I'll think about it.
    Dizzy: ...Understood. Please tell me as soon as you want me to stop.
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: I give up!
    Dizzy: You.... You aren't human either.
    Slayer: I'm not synthetic, though. I'm...an 'exception', if you will.
    Dizzy: I...always thought of myself as the only exception. But I don't feel 
    that
           way anymore.
    Slayer: Well, there aren't many of these exceptions, but if you look around,
            you'll find them.
    Dizzy: Someday I'll do just that.
    Slayer: ...That's a good idea. Farewell.
    
    (Colony)
    Dizzy: This should be the place, but....
    Baiken: Hmm? Hey, it's that Gear from last time.
    Dizzy: Ah, h-hello again.
    Baiken: I don't like it. Why are you here, too? Are you working with that 
    red
            musician?
    Dizzy: Red musician? Does she have a guitar?
    Baiken: I knew it! Prepare yourself!
    
    -Defeat Faust normally + after fight with Baiken-
    (Hell)
    Dizzy: Wow, that was startling. She didn't have to attack so suddenly.
    Eddie: WELL THEN, ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF, PRINCESS OF THE GEARS.
    Dizzy: Who are you...?
    Eddie: I AM THE SHADOW! THE FORBIDDEN BEAST THAT LURKS IN THE HEART AND 
    STEALS
           THE BODY! NOW GIVE ME YOURS!
    Dizzy: What is this feeling.... Hatred and memories from the distant past.
    Eddie: SO, YOU REMEMBER. IT IS REQUIRED THAT WE FIGHT.
    Dizzy: But...the war is over. These feelings are artificial.
    Eddie: SUCH IS THE FATE OF A SYNTHETIC SOLDIER. IF YOU THINK YOU CAN CHANGE 
    IT,
           GO AHEAD AND TRY!
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: We meet again.
    Dizzy: Why do you do such cruel things?
    I-No: Ah, that's it! That face! Ahhh...I get goose bumps just looking at it. 
    If
          you'll only keep showing it to me, I'll tease and bully you as much as
          your heart desires.
    Dizzy: Excuse me, I need to be going now....
    I-No: It's so cute how you think you can just run away from me!
    
    -Lose against I-No-
    (after the fight)
    I-No: Hahaha.... See what you get! It doesn't matter if you're a Gear or
          whatever.... Nobody who interferes with the master's work gets away 
    alive!
    That Man: I-No....
    I-No: Yes, sir!
    That Man: (hit) This is not what I wished you to do. Sleep for a while. I'll
              decide what to to do with you later. ...Hmm? You have his face.
    Dizzy: ...Who...?
    That Man: Dizzy, child of light and darkness.... You are the hope of the 
    world,
              beyond even my expectations. Your body may bring you fear and 
    grief,
              but stand strong and do not give up.
    May: Hey! Dizzy!!
    That Man: Go. With my blessing.
    April: See, here she is!
    May: Dizzy, you're okay! Everyone was worried about you!
    Dizzy: Hey, everyone! You all came for me? Was there.... Was there someone 
    here
           just now?
    April: Huh? There wasn't anybody here.
    Dizzy: I see....
    Johnny: Yo! Glad to see you're safe! Hmm? What's wrong?
    Dizzy: For some reason...I'm crying.
    Johnny: Non, non, non. There are ladies for whom tears are fitting, but 
    that's
            not the case here, I don't think. Your smiling face is the most
            beautiful thing in the world.
    May: Oh brother. You always have to try and sound cool, don't you?
    Johnny: A, heheh.... Sorry. Your smile is wonderful, too.
    Dizzy: Hehe. Hehehehe. It's good to be back.
    April/Johnny/May: Welcome home!!
    (Pic of May hugging Dizzy, her hat flying backwards)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat I-No + after the fight+
    Dizzy: Huff...huff.... Please! Back down!
    I-No: You little.... Don't tell me what to do! I'll strip your feathers to 
    the
          bone!
    Dizzy: I can't...hold back my powers any longer!
    I-No: Who cares!
    
    (Pic of Dizzy holding her head in agony, feathers flying all around)
    Dizzy: My power.... It won't stop! Someone, please.... Help me!
    (Pic of Sol's silhouette dashing into screen)
    Sol: ....
    (Black screen)
    Dizzy: ...Hmmm? What happened to me?
    (Pic of Dizzy closing her eyes and holding her chest)
    Dizzy: I feel so.... What is this? I used all my powers, and yet...I feel so
           warm.
    (The background turns back to normal, and April appears running at Dizzy 
    from the right, waving at Dizzy)
    April: Ah-hah! There you are. I thought you might be around here!
    (Dizzy turns to face April)
    Dizzy: April!
    April: Hmm? What's wrong, Dizzy?
    (Dizzy has her eyes closed, tears flowing down her cheeks. April is smiling 
    right beside her)
    Dizzy: I...I don't know. I can't stop crying.
    April: Did something sad happen?
    (Pic of the blue sky)
    Dizzy: No, I had a dream. A very...nostalgic dream.
    April: It must have been a dream about your mother.
    (Close up of April's smiling face)
    April: Or, I know.... Maybe it was about your father, huh?
    (Back to the pic of Dizzy and April together)
    Dizzy: Do you think...Gears like us really have any parents?
    April: Ah...well.... Sure. Don't worry. I mean, you've got to! Yeah.... So 
    how
           about we go searching for them together sometime?
    Dizzy: Thank you. I feel better already. I really hope...I can meet them
           someday.
    (Pic of the May Ship flying through the sky)
    Johnny/May: Heeeyyyy!
    April: Oh, here they are. Hey, you guys! Over here! Are you ready to go?
    (Pic of Dizzy smiling)
    Dizzy: Yep!
    (Back to the pic of the May Ship flying in the sky. A small picture of 
    Johnny and Dizzy, who is now wearing her Jellyfish Pirate uniform, appears 
    in the sky)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you defeated Faust with 75% life left and Overdrive move + after fight 
    with Faust-
    Dizzy: Eh...? Doctor, what's wrong?
    Faust: ....
    Dizzy: Oh, no! Did I...? Thank goodness.... He's still alive. I don't know 
    what
           to do. Where am I?
    
    (after fight with Slayer - Colony)
    Dizzy: So where did everyone go, anyway?
    Baiken: Hmm? Hey, it's that Gear from last time.
    Dizzy: Ah, h-hello again.
    Baiken: I don't like it. Why are you here, too? Are you working with that 
    red
            musician?
    Dizzy: Red musician? Does she have a guitar?
    Baiken: I knew it! Prepare yourself!
    
    (Verdant)
    Dizzy: Wow, that was startling. She didn't have to attack so suddenly.
           Anyway.... What is this place?
    Bridget: I've found you, Miss Bounty!
    Dizzy: Who are you?
    Bridget: Me? I'm just a passing bounty hunter.
    Dizzy: By 'Miss Bounty', you don't mean me, do you?
    Bridget: Don't be silly. Of course I mean you! Now, please come along 
    quietly.
    Dizzy: I don't mean to criticize your work, but...I'm about to teach you 
    just
           how tough the real world is!
    
    (after the fight)
    Bridget: ...Oh. So there's no bounty on you after all.
    Dizzy: That's what I've been saying. You've got the wrong person. 
    Besides...I
           don't know where you got that information, but it's outdated. That 
    bounty
           has already passed away.
    Bridget: Huh? Really?
    Dizzy: You need to take more care in your work. If you were to attack 
    someone by
           accident like you just did to me, that would be terrible!
    Bridget: Yes, ma'am! I'll be more careful from now on.
    Dizzy: As long as you understand, it's okay.
    Bridget: I'm sorry to have caused you trouble.
    Dizzy: Will you grant me a favor then?
    Bridget: Of course. What is it?
    Dizzy: I'm lost. Could you tell me where I am?
    (Pic of Bridget playfully throwing his yo-yo to the sky, as Dizzy watches 
    with joy)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    EDDIE
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Zato-One was a very respected and feared member of the Assassins' Guild, a 
    band of criminals that killed, robbed, and kidnapped for the highest bidder. 
    Zato was easily the most fearsome of them all: his legacy was unsurpassed, 
    and his deadly precision and swiftness allowed him to become the surrogate 
    leader of the Guild. But Zato craved for more power, and allowed himself to 
    be tempted by the Dark Arts. In that way, he summoned a Forbidden Beast, a 
    shadow creature that was once used by the humans as a weapon against the 
    Gears during the Holy War, but never got through the experimental procedure 
    since they can't live much time outside a human body. The monster's name was 
    "Eddie", and Zato embraced him with the hopes of becoming almighty and 
    invincible...which he subsequently did, but only at the cost of his sight. 
    Indeed, Zato became much more stronger and his ferociousness was amazing, 
    but he failed to notice that Eddie was slowly, but surely, taking possession 
    of his body and soul. After the end of the first Sacred Knights tournament, 
    Zato was eliminated by his former suboridnate, Millia Rage, allowing the 
    shadow to take over his body completely. But since Zato was already dead, 
    his body was starting to decompose, and so, Eddie is compelled to find 
    himself another host body that can withstand his strength and embrace him as 
    his new master.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: YOUR BODY IS WORTHY OF BECOMING MY SHELL.
    Vs. Ky: FASCINATING.... IS IT A CRIME TO POSSESS THE BODY OF A CRIMINAL?
    Vs. Axl: HMM. YOU HAVE HIGH PHYSICAL ABILITY. I WILL ADD YOU TO MY LIST OF
             CANDIDATES.
    Vs. Anji: I HAVE HEARD YOU NEVER LOSE.... IS THAT BECAUSE OF HOW FAST YOU 
    RUN
              AWAY?
    Vs. Baiken: I HAVE NO WEAK SPOTS. GO ON AND PRICK ME ALL YOU LIKE WITH YOUR
                ASSASSIN WEAPONS - IT IS USELESS.
    Vs. Eddie: A DOPPLEGANGER? WHATEVER. ALLOW ME TO TAKE YOU FOR YOUR FLESH.
    Vs. Millia: THE MAN YOU SEEK HAS 'GONE TO HEAVEN', AS YOU HUMANS SAY. HEH 
    HEH
                HEH....
    Vs. Chipp: HMPH. I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO WASTE WITH THE LIKES OF YOU.
    Vs. Faust: WHAT IS THIS RESISTANCE?! MY CELLS ARE BEING REJECTED!
    Vs. Jam: IN THE END, YOU ARE STILL HUMAN. NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRAIN, YOUR
             POWER IS LIMITED.
    Vs. Potemkin: IT IS SAID THAT A STRONG OFFENSE IS THE BEST DEFENSE. BUT IT
                  DIDN'T GO THAT WAY, NOW DID IT?
    Vs. Venom: I DO NOT EXPECT YOU TO BELIEVE ME, BUT THIS MAN WAS AS PRECIOUS 
    TO ME
               AS HE WAS TO YOU. I DID NOT KILL HIM BY CHOICE.
    Vs. Johnny: YOU WILL MAKE A FITTING HOST.
    Vs. Bridget: YOUR SKILL IS ATTRACTIVE, BUT YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO HOST ME. BE
                 GONE.
    Vs. Slayer: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE LAST OF YOUR KIND ON THE EARTH?
    Vs. May: HMM. MY INSTINCTUAL PROGRAM IS RESONATING. COULD IT BE THAT YOU 
    ARE....
    Vs. Dizzy: GIVE UP. FALSE HOPE WILL ONLY CAUSE YOU GRIEF. IN THE END, WE ARE
               NOTHING MORE THAN WEAPONS.
    Vs. Zappa: A MIND PARASITE, I SEE.... LOOKS LIKE YOU BEAT ME TO THIS ONE. I 
    MUST
               FIND ANOTHER.
    Vs. I-No: SUDDEN MUTANT STAMINA.... YOU ARE AN EXCEPTIONAL FIGHTER FOR A 
    WOMAN.
              STILL, IT'S NOT ENOUGH.
    Vs. Testament: YOU ARE A GHOST OF THE CRUSADES, JUST AS I AM. THERE CAN BE 
    NO
                   PEACE FOR A LIVING WEAPON.
    Vs. Robo Ky: THIS IS THE BEST MODERN TECHNOLOGY CAN MANAGE...? HEH, THE 
    HUMAN
                 RACE REALLY IS DEGENERATING INTO NOTHING.
    Vs. Kliff: YOUR HEART REFUSES TO GIVE IN TO THE RAVAGES OF AGE.... HOW? HOW 
    CAN
               YOU STILL LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT?!
    Vs. Justice: HMM.... TRACES OF INTERFERENCE IN MY MEMORY CORE. 'THE
                 CRUSADES'.... WHAT A PRESUMPTOUS NAME.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #1573
    Name: Zato-1
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 150 lbs.
    Birthday: Jan. 28
    Blood Type: A
    Race: Human/Spanish
    	A former assassin, the subject was implanted with a Forbidden Beast in 
    order to measure his abilities. The Beast is a type of parasitic animal 
    built from Gear technology, which allows it to partially exist away from the 
    body.
    	With the Beast's power, he became the head of the Assassins' Guild, 
    eventually disappearing after the first Sacred Knights tournament.
    	Although the subject has yet to be recovered, we have succeeded in 
    retrieving the Beast's data.
    	The subject has either passed away or had his mind taken by the Beast. In 
    either case, there is little to worry about, as the Beast's lifespan is 
    inherently limited.
    	Thanks to the subject's disappearance, the Assassins' Guild has lost much 
    of its' power.
    	Therefore, he is not considered dangerous.
    	Risk Rating: C
    
    	"I'LL NEVER ACCEPT THE DEATH THRUST UPON ME BY HUMANKIND!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Faust---------------------------------
    |						  |
    (defeat Faust in less than 30 sec.) (defeat Faust in more than 30 sec.)
    | 			               	  |
    I-No----------------	             Ky K. - Chipp Z. - Millia R.
    |			  |					            |
    (defeat I-No)     (perform Instant Kill on I-No)	   Venom
    |			  |					        (path #2)
    Baiken		Potemkin
    |			  |
    Ky K.			Johnny
    |			  |
    Zappa  	      May
    |		        |
    Sol B.	      Dizzy
    |		        |
    Slayer    	      I-No
    (path #1)        (path #3)
    
    - The first match against Faust will define which path you will take: 
    defeating him in less than 30 seconds allows you to access paths #1 and #3, 
    whereas defeating him in more than 30 seconds grants you access to path #2.
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Black in Mind) on I-No 
    or not will define which path you will take (#1 or #3).
    - Both your final match with Slayer in path #1 and Dizzy in path #3 are 
    especially fun because you have the ability to deal double damage. On the 
    other hand, you will be slapped with a poison handicap for your final battle 
    against Venom in path #2 (you gradually lose health).
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed I-No's 
    path #2.
    
    (Zepp)
    Faust: ...Allow me to be frank. You're too late.
    Eddie: HMMM.
    Faust: Your cell structures are already beginning to disintegrate.... ...I
           believe in order to keep your innate abilities as a weapon from 
    falling
           out of control.
    Eddie: STINKING HUMANS.... THEY EXPECT TO OUTWIT ME LIKE THIS?
    Faust: If you don't exert your body, you'll still be able to live a 
    completely
           normal life.
    Eddie: ...REALLY.
    Faust: So what do you plan to do? I understand your feelings, but I cannot 
    allow
           you to roam free.
    Eddie: I HAVE NO USE FOR YOU. IF YOU STAND IN MY WAY, THEN PREPARE TO FACE
           DEATH.
    
    -If you defeat Faust in more then 30 seconds-
    (Docks)
    Eddie: I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE A BREEZE.... ...BUT THAT DOCTOR WAS MORE 
    TROUBLE
           THAN I EXPECTED.
    I-No: I heard that.
    Eddie: WHO ARE YOU?
    I-No: What's it matter to you? Let me tell you something good.
    Eddie: OH?
    I-No: If you switch bodies now, you'll be able to live a while longer.
    Eddie: THAT'S INFEASIBLE. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN REJECTED BY THE HUMAN BODY.
    I-No: Yeah.... A normal human body.... ...But maybe if you find someone
          'unhuman', you might just be able to make it work.
    Eddie: UNHUMAN.... IN OTHER WORDS, PERHAPS SOMEONE LIKE YOU.
    I-No: What's that supposed to mean?
    Eddie: YOU ARE NO REGULAR HUMAN.... I CAN TELL FROM YOUR AURA. ALLOW ME TO 
    TEST
           YOU AND MAKE SURE.
    
    -Defeat I-No normally-
    (Colony)
    I-No: Jeez, all right! You don't need to go all out like that! There's a 
    certain
          way of going about these things, you know?
    Eddie: SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR ME?
    I-No: I'll lure someone who'll make a good carrier for you. Hopefully you 
    can
          take care of the dirty work after that.
    Eddie: BUT WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR ME?
    Baiken: ...What the hell are you people yammering about? Get out of my way! 
    That
            girl's mine!
    I-No: Hmm.... Hey, how about you deal with people like that for me from now 
    on?
    Eddie: ALRIGHT.
    
    (Paris)
    Eddie: ...THAT TOOK A LOT OUT OF ME.
    Ky: There you are! You're under arrest!
    I-No: Whoops! Here's another one for you.
    Eddie: YOU'RE WORKING ME VERY HARD, YOU KNOW.
    
    (Phantom Town)
    Eddie: SO, WHERE IS THIS NON-HUMAN OF YOURS?
    I-No: Well.... How about someone like that?
    Zappa: Umm, pardon me.... You haven't seen a doctor around here, have you?
    Eddie: THIS IS A NORMAL HUMAN BEING, IS IT NOT?
    I-No: You think so? Then watch this.... (hit)
    Zappa (possessed): EEEEEEEEE!
    Eddie: I SEE. VERY INTERESTING.
    
    (Paris)
    I-No: What's wrong? Not good enough for you?
    Eddie: THAT PERSON WAS TAKEN BY A MIND PARASITE. THE BODY ITSELF IS STILL 
    PURELY
           HUMAN.
    I-No: Well, don't you worry. I've got just the thing for you now.
    Sol: What're YOU doing here? You should've been long dead by now.
    Eddie: OH, MY. THIS IS JUST WHAT I NEED.
    
    (Castle)
    I-No: That's no good either, huh?
    Eddie: ERGH.... I'M RUNNING SHORT ON TIME.
    Slayer: What's going on over here?
    I-No: Here, check this guy out. I heard his friend has a completely immortal
          Body.
    Slayer: Well, of all things.... Look, you're not laying a finger on Sharon 
    as
            long as I'm around.
    Eddie: NOW THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH. PREPARE TO EXPERIENCE MY FULL
           POWER.
    Slayer: You're like a cornered rat.... And I'd be betting on the house cat 
    right
            about now.
    
    (Pic of Eddie melting, seen from behind, as Sharon stands motionless in 
    front of him)
    Eddie: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BODY.
    Sharon: ....
    Eddie: THAT LIGHT! MY BODY...! IT'S MELTING....
    I-No: Hah. Told ya she's immortal. Illness, parasites.... Nothing sticks to 
    her.
    Eddie: YOU.... YOU KNEW ABOUT THIS?!
    I-No: I gotta hand it to you, you really helped me out today. Good work. 
    Rest in
          peace.
    Eddie: HOW COULD A MERE HUMAN...?! NOOOOOOOOOO!
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -If you defeat Faust in less than 30 seconds + after the fight with Faust-
    (Paris)
    Ky: You're Zato-One, aren't you? Former leader of the Assassins' Guild.
    Eddie: THAT IS THE NAME OF A DEAD MAN. HIS CRIMES ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO ME.
    Ky: No, but you are guilty of bringing your carrier to an early death. 
    Please
        come with me.
    Eddie: YOU IDIOT!
    
    (Colony)
    Chipp: Well, would ya look at that? Imagine running into you, of all people, 
    at
           a time like this! Today must be my lucky day! But I'm afraid YOUR 
    luck
           has run out! It is time to avenge my master! Stand and face my 
    challenge!
    Eddie: REVENGE.... I ADMIRE YOUR RESOLUTION! ...IS WHAT YOU WANTED ME TO 
    SAY?
    
    (Russia)
    Eddie: A FAIR DAY TO YOU, MY BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS.
    Millia: Quit smilin' at me like that.
    Eddie: WE USED TO SHARE THE SAME MEMORIES....  I KNOW WHAT THAT MAN DID TO 
    YOU.
    Millia: So, what, are you trying to make me mad? If you wanna die, I'd be 
    more
            than glad to help.
    
    (Nirvana)
    Eddie: NOT MUCH TIME LEFT, IT SEEMS.
    Venom: Shut your mouth! Don't you dare desecrate his body any more!
    Eddie: SUCH A POOR DOG.... HIS MASTER'S DEAD, AND YET HE CAN'T TAKE HIS 
    COLLAR
           OFF....
    Venom: I'll tell you one more time. Shut...your...mouth!
    Eddie: QUIT BARKING AT ME, LITTLE DOGGIE.
    
    (Pic of Eddie standing, arms crossed, above Venom, who is kneeling on the 
    ground, holding his stick and lowering his head)
    Eddie: I'M NOT GOING TO KILL YOU.
    Venom: You son of a....
    Eddie: YOU REALLY ARE THE MOST PITIFUL DOG IN THE WORLD, AREN'T YOU? YOU'LL 
    DO
           ANYTHING AS LONG AS THERE'S SOMEONE TO PAT YOUR HEAD.
    Venom: What?!
    Eddie: OH, PARDON ME. THAT WAS ZATO'S FAVORITE LINE, WASN'T IT?
    (Pic of Venom's mad face)
    Venom: Shut up! He...He would never say anything like that!
    (Overhead view of Eddie flying away, as Venom extends his hand to reach out 
    for Eddie)
    Eddie: AH, BUT YOU HESITATED FOR A MOMENT, DIDN'T YOU?
    (Eddie vanishes)
    Venom: Wait! Get back here!
    (Black screen)
    Eddie: ...GO AHEAD. LET THE HATE FLOW.
    (Pic of Eddie giving a very evilish grin)
    Eddie: I CAN CARVE MY MIND IN YOUR HEART.... ...AS LONG AS I USE THIS WASTED 
    OLD
           BODY. HATRED IS MY BOND TO OTHERS. EACH AND EVERY SCAR IS PROOF OF
           MYSELF. CHASE ME DOWN! AND KILL ME!
    (Pic turns red, and suddenly the screen turns black again)
    Eddie: THAT SINGLE MOMENT WILL VERIFY MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE....
    (Pic of Eddie flying away into the bloody sky)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -If you peformed Black in Mind on I-No + after fight with I-No-
    (Zepp)
    I-No: You're pretty good, you know that? I've got the perfect body lined up 
    for
          you.
    Eddie: OH?
    I-No: Just one problem...are you brave enough to take it?
    Eddie: DON'T BE IMPERTINENT, JUST TELL ME.
    I-No: I'm thinking about Dizzy. The strongest Gear on earth.
    Potemkin: ...I can't let you leave after hearing that name.
    Eddie: IN THAT CASE, I WILL BEGIN WITH YOU, PIG!
    
    (May Ship)
    Johnny: Yoooo! Dizzy!
    Eddie: OH? WELL, WELL.... COULD DIZZY BE LOCATED AROUND HERE?
    Johnny: ...Who're you? If you're trying to get your hands on my crew, you'd 
    best
            give up now. I can be a very jealous man.
    Eddie: YOU CAN WRITHE OVER YOUR LOSS AS LONG AS YOU WANT...IN HELL!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: Johnny...!
    Eddie: FAMILY LOVE.... SOMETHING I HAVE LITTLE EXPERIENCE WITH. WEAPONS DO 
    NOT
           FORM FAMILIES.... THEY FORM ARSENALS.
    May: You know what? I think you're just feeling sad and lonely.
    Eddie: YOU THINK SO, HUH?
    May: But.... My Johnny has been hurt, and so I'm sad too, you know!
    Eddie: I SEE.... AND IN THIS MANNER, HUMAN CONFLICT BEGINS.
    
    (Verdant)
    Eddie: SO, WE FINALLY MEET.
    Dizzy: Who are you...?
    Eddie: MY BRAIN CELLS ARE TELLING ME.... THAT YOU ARE MY TRUE ENEMY...AND MY
           TRUE HOPE.
    Dizzy: I...I can feel it, too. I know the Forbidden Beasts were developed to
           fight against the Gears. But there's no reason why we have to fight 
    at
           all.
    Eddie: YOU ARE CORRECT. THAT'S WHY I AM ATTACKING YOU OF MY OWN PURE WILL!
    Dizzy: Such a shame.... I really regret this.
    
    (Unknown)
    Eddie: FINALLY.... I HAVE FOUND MY BODY....
    I-No: Just a second there, partner. I'm gonna be taking in this Gear for 
    myself.
    Eddie: YOU BASTARD! THAT'S NOT A PART OF OUR DEAL!
    I-No: Oh, you finally noticed? Sheesh! It's about time.
    Eddie: I'M NOT GOING DOWN YET! NOT WHEN I'M SO CLOSE!
    I-No: You haven't got much longer to live, do you? Why the hell don't you 
    just
          lie down and die?!
    
    (after the fight)
    That Man: ...A Gear and a Forbidden Beast, huh. I-No's certainly stirred up 
    a
              lot of trouble.... ...Well. It looks like he's still breathing. 
    This
              isn't any normal Beast we're dealing with. He defeated Dizzy, 
    after
              all. Raven!
    Raven: Right here, sir.
    That Man: Take this man back as a sample.
    Raven: Yes, sir.
    That Man: As for me.... I think I'll chat with that Gear for a little while.
              ...These living weapons are exceeding their given specifications.
              Perhaps this too is what one might call "evolution"....
    (Pic of That Man standing in front of a huge test tube inside a laboratory, 
    where Eddie is being stored. Eddie looks very complex and more like a huge 
    gothic devil)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    FAUST
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	There was once a doctor called Doctor Baldhead, who was recognized as a 
    very respectful doctor who was very good to heal people, even when they 
    found themselves in life and death situations. His healing skills were 
    second to no one, and he saved many lives in the operation table. One day, a 
    young girl came to him in an apparently critical condition. It didn't seem 
    to be anything that Doctor Baldhead couldn't handle, but soon enough, the 
    situation grew out of control, and the girl died on the operation table due 
    to severe blood loss. Baldhead could not come to terms with the loss, and 
    soon began to lose his sanity. He went out on a killing rampage, using a 
    huge scalpel, decimating opponents as he went, always knowing the critical 
    points and weak spots of every body he found. Baldhead finally found out, at 
    the end of the first Sacred Knights tournament, that all the bloodshed was 
    not going to bring the little girl back to life. Baldhead retreated into 
    seclusion, and hid his own identity underneath a paper bag he used as a 
    mask, and changing his name to 'Faust'. Faust goes back to healing people as 
    usual, trying somehow to undo the damage he had done to so many people 
    during his psychotic streak. That is, until one day he finds out that the 
    death of the little girl under his supervision was a planned death, and not 
    accidental. Faust departs once more to find the answers to his disturbing 
    past.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Emotional scars can only be cured by oneself, but I will help you 
    as
             much as possible.
    Vs. Ky: The road may be troubling, but you must continue down the path. Be
            patient. Eventually, you will find the light.
    Vs. Axl: Your constitution already exceeds the boundaries of medical 
    science!
    Vs. Anji: Don't be single-minded. It will only serve to bind you later on.
    Vs. Baiken: Those who take heart in vengeance can be blinded and lose 
    direction.
                Be wary.
    Vs. Eddie: If the dead are truly destined to die, then it is not my place to
               impede upon this fate.
    Vs. Millia: You possess an extremely strong will, but your future is not 
    bright.
                You know what happens next.
    Vs. Chipp: Victory or defeat can be decided in a split second. Even the
               slightest misstep can be costly.
    Vs. Faust: You can imitate my outer self, but you'll never mimic the hollow
               realms of my heart.
    Vs. Jam: A refined sense of charity can help to expand one's horizons. I'm 
    sure
             you'll become a master chef!
    Vs. Potemkin: You have superior ability as a fighter. But my desire for 
    justice
                  is stronger.
    Vs. Venom: What an innocent man, not willing to be deceived by sweet 
    advances of
               evil. You possess a deep, dark soul....
    Vs. Johnny: Your sword is not one to be silenced so easily, is it? I had 
    best be
                on my way.
    Vs. Bridget: Kindness will overcome sadness. I am certain your wish will 
    come
                 true.
    Vs. Slayer: A witty, debonair monster. I won't bother to ask you why you put 
    on
                such a mask.
    Vs. May: Sometimes, strong belief can bring much power to a girl. This is 
    the
             true meaning of love!
    Vs. Dizzy: Neither compassion nor hatred.... It would seem that there's no 
    need
               to worry about your future.
    Vs. Zappa: I pledge to devote myself to the healing of the sick! 
    Unfortunately,
               you don't qualify as one of my patients.
    Vs. I-No: Your every glance betrays your scheming intentions. You may get up 
    if
              you wish, but you'll never catch me off-guard.
    Vs. Testament: Summons are a speciality of mine as well, you know. My timing
                   against them is quite refined.
    Vs. Robo Ky: Your artificial body is staggering! You...wouldn't consider
                 donating it to medical science, would you?
    Vs. Kliff: Impressive! It takes an iron spirit and years of training to 
    become
               that skillful. Still, I fear your time is almost up.
    Vs. Justice: Please forgive me. I don't have the power to save you.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #0409
    Name: Faust
    Height: 9'3"
    Weight: 121 lbs.
    Birthday: Unknown
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Race: Unknown/Unknown
    	Recently-divulged information has led to a renewed interest in this 
    subject, a well-known rogue physicist. Using his skills in medicine, the 
    subject can change bodily shape and even engage in teleportation and other 
    occult arts. His skills remind us of a certain project of ours that ended in 
    failure.
    	If our hunch is correct, then the subject's capture is a matter of great 
    urgency. Otherwise, he shouldn't pose too much of a threat.
    	Risk Rating: B
    
    	"A doctor's job is to cure."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No
    |
    Jam K.
    |
    Dizzy
    |
    Slayer----------
    |		    |
    (continues)    (no continues)
    |		    |
    Chipp Z.       May--------------------------------
    |		    |						  |
    Eddie  	  (defeat May in more than 30 sec.)(defeat May in less than 30 sec.)
    |		    |						  |
    I-No 		   Zappa					Eddie
    (path #1)	  (path #2)					  |
    							      Venom
    							     (path #3)
    
    - Depending on whether you defeat May in less than 30 seconds or not will 
    define which path you will take (path # 2 for more than 30 seconds, and path 
    #3 for less than that).
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed May's 
    path #2.
    
    (Docks)
    Faust: Excuse me, miss. Where do you plan on going with that smell of blood 
    upon
           you?
    I-No: You reek of blood, yourself.
    Faust: Well, I am a doctor, after all.
    I-No: Oh? You're a doctor, eh? Would you like to tag along with me? You'll
          probably be able to make a fortune.
    Faust: It is my belief that prevention is more important than cure. I'm 
    gonna do
           you a favor and cure that personality of yours.
    I-No: Take this!
    
    (China)
    I-No: Bah, I don't have time for this.
    Faust: ...I won't let you get away, you know.
    Jam: Hey, you! Crazy bag man!
    Faust: Are you...referring to me?
    Jam: Did you burn down my restaurant? Come on, spill it.
    Faust: Of course not. Now, if you don't mind, I have someone I must catch up
           with.
    Jam: Hah! You wouldn't be running away if you didn't have something to hide!
         Wait just a minute!
    
    (Verdant)
    Dizzy (Necro): KWOOOOOON!
    Faust: Long time no see.... But, it doesn't look like you're in the mood to
           chat. Is this also that woman's doing? I'm afraid I'm going to have 
    to
           use some of my strongest medicine!
    
    (Castle)
    Dizzy: Uuhn....
    Faust: You should be fine now.
    Slayer: Well, now. I thought it was going to be my job to stop her.
    Faust: And who might you be?
    Slayer: I'd like to ask you the same question. You're neither a Gear nor a
            human. What are you?
    Faust: I am human, thank you very much. What about you? Neither Gear, nor 
    human,
           nor machine....
    Slayer: Looks like we have a common interest. I think now would be a good 
    time
            to see just what you're made of.
    Faust: Fine by me. I'd like to dissect you, as well.
    
    (after the fight)
    Faust: So, you're a Nightcrawler.... I have heard of your kind before. Your
           regenerative abilities are amazing.
    Slayer: I can do without the odd compliments. What about you? It's unusual 
    for a
            human to have attained such unique abilities.
    Faust: As a doctor, it is my duty. Well then, I must be off.
    Slayer: What an interesting man.... Is he also one of the forms humanity 
    will
            take?
    
    -Continues-
    (Colony)
    Faust: You there, sir. You look to be in need of medical attention.
    Chipp: Shut up. I hate doctors and I hate medicine.
    Faust: Those eyes, that ambition.... You are headed off too battle, are you 
    not?
    Chipp: What if I am?
    Faust: You cannot fight in that condition.
    Chipp: That's none of your business!
    Faust: I can't allow that. I won't take much of your time. Allow me to cure 
    you.
    Chipp: 'Cure'? With that killer scalpel?
    Faust: I'm afraid so.
    
    (Hell)
    Eddie: IT IS JUST AS SHE SAID. AN OUTCAST LIKE YOU WILL MAKE THE PERFECT 
    SHELL
           FOR ME.
    Faust: Oh, no! With symptoms like that, you must stay in bed!
    Eddie: NOW! GIVE YOUR BODY TO ME!
    Faust: ...This is very unfortunate.
    
    (Unknown)
    Faust: I must stop you.
    I-No: Since when did a doctor like you become the defender of justice?
    Faust: I do this not as a doctor, but as a man. I cannot turn a blind eye to 
    the
           spreading of suffering anddeath.
    I-No: What are you talking about, you bag-headed, perverted, white-smocked
          psychopath!
    Faust: ...?
    I-No: I know all about you. You carved up untold numbers of people, laughing 
    the
          whole time. Are you saying you're trying to redeem yourself after all
          that?
    Faust: I cannot make up for the lives I took. ...But I will not run away 
    again.
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: ...Hmph. You hypocrite.
    Faust: Don't speak.
    I-No: The truth is, you still enjoy it, don't you? Bathing in blood as you 
    rip
          through people's organs. (hit)
    Faust: Now, it is time for you to sleep. It is true.... The joy of death and
           destruction is still with me. But people have the ability to choose. 
    And
           my hands, blood-stained as they may be, are needed somewhere. The joy 
    of
           knowing that is far more important to me.
    (Pic of Faust attempting to give a sick child in bed inside a hospital room 
    a shot in the arm. Faust looks charmed, while the kid looks worried)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -No continues + after fight with Slayer-
    (Phantom Town)
    Faust: So that's what they call a Nightwalker.... Looks like he'd make for a
           fascinating research subject.
    May: ...Excuse me, pops?
    Faust: What can I do for you, miss?
    May: D-did you see one of my friends around here? Wearing this uniform. P-
         perhaps with wings?
    Faust: ...Yes. Indeed, I did. If you're looking for her, she's....
    May: Ahhhh, I can't stand it any longer! I'm starting to get the chills, and
         I've got goosebumps popping up all over my body.... You, you must be 
    bald!
         You're bald, aren't you?!
    Faust: ...Hello? Are you listening to me?
    May: I'm sorry, I can't stand baldies.
    Faust: No, I mean, don't you want to find your friend?
    May: Get away from me!!!
    
    -Defeat May in more than 30 seconds-
    (after the fight)
    Faust: ...Well, she was certainly a lively one. She reminds me a little of 
    that
           girl.... I wonder if I should use my special medical techniques to
           research a hair growth formula?
    Zappa: Ah! Ah! Ah! I've finally found you!
    Faust: ...And who might you be?
    Zappa: I've been looking all over for you. There's something wrong with 
    me....
           Every now and then I lose consciousness, you see.... And then when I 
    wake
           up.... (possessed) KYYYAARRRRRGGGGHH!
    Faust: ...I see. That's pretty serious.
    
    (Pic of Faust leaning over a knocked out Zappa, putting a stethoscope on his 
    chest. Faust looks puzzled)
    Faust: Those are fascinating symptoms.... This raises the human body's 
    potential
           to a whole new level. To be honest, I feel it would be a waste to 
    cure
           such an important medical discovery.... But then, there's no need to
           worry about that right now, because even I don't know how to cure 
    this. I
           truly wonder what his story is....
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat May in less than 30 seconds + after fight with May-
    May: Kyaaahh!
    Faust: Miss, are you alright?
    May: Yeah, I'm fine....
    Faust: Blood.... The red, flowing blood...!
    May: Um, pops? Are you okay?
    Faust: Huff, huff.... Ah, I seem to have lost control for a moment. I'm 
    fine.
    May: Alright.... Well, I have to go now. Thanks for telling me about my 
    friend.
    
    (Hell)
    Faust: It looks like my time may be up.... I've gotten too used to living
           peacefully as a doctor. Despite the oath I swore upon back then.... 
    Zato-
           One, boss of the Assassins' Guild. There is something I wish to ask 
    you.
    Eddie: HAHAHAHAH! YOU FOOL! ZATO IS DEAD!
    Faust: Then you are in my way. Get out of it.
    Eddie: YOU THINK I'M GOING TO JUST LET YOU GO? I WILL CLAIM YOUR BODY FOR MY
           OWN!
    
    (Nirvana)
    Venom: What does a renegade doctor want with me?
    Faust: I wish to have a look at the Guild's assassination records.
    Venom: Absurd. Do you really think we'd show you that?
    Faust: Well then, I'm afraid I'm going to have to take them.
    
    (after the fight)
    Venom: What do you want to know? No...I think I already know. It is true 
    that
           the Guild once murdered a girl under the guise of a medical mishap.
    Faust: So it was you...!
    Venom: I am not the one that gave the order. The number of lives I have 
    claimed
           pales in comparison to you. Doctor Ba-. (hit)
    Faust: The value of life is not measured in numbers. And I would appreciate 
    it
           if you did not call me by that name. So, who hired you?
    Venom: I'd love to say that. I can't tell you because of my loyalty.... 
    ..But
           the actual assignment came from one of your colleagues. He was merely 
    a
           puppet, though. Have you heard of the Postwar Administration Bureau?
    Faust: I'm afraid not.
    Venom: Search out the head of the United Nations. You'll find them.
    Faust: Why are you suddenly being so open with this information?
    Venom: Well.... It would seem that they've decided to do away with the 
    Guild.
    Faust: What the...?!
    (Pic of Venom and Faust surrounded by a legion of Robo Kys. Venom is facing 
    towatds the Robo Kys in the back, while Faust poses with his determined 
    closed fists pose next to him)
    Venom: If I survive, I'll tell you everything you want to know. About the 
    truth
           of that organization.
    Faust: Now that we've come this far, I won't let you die. Saving lives is 
    what a
           doctor's job is all about!
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    I-NO
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Very little is known about this mysterious woman. She is presumed to be a 
    musician since she likes to carry around an electric guitar and play some 
    heavy notes, but her intentions are so obscure that no one has managed to 
    guess what she has in mind. She seems to be just wandering around causing 
    turmoil wherever she goes, and creating conflict between parties. Her 
    innocent exterior hides a corrupted heart and a passion for watching people 
    suffer.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: I like it wild, but you need more stamina.
    Vs. Ky: Work on your technique a bit, and I'll be happy to be your partner
            again.
    Vs. Axl: That was my first operetta, but I think I liked it.
    Vs. Anji: I'm not very good at Japanese music.
    Vs. Baiken: With all these instruments, it's hard to choose which one to 
    use.
                Mind if I test them on your body?
    Vs. Eddie: How many of those big, manly drills can you put out at once?
    Vs. Millia: An icy gaze and a windswept hair.... What a beautiful pose!
    Vs. Chipp: I'm worn out. Please, stop moving already.
    Vs. Faust: I'm sorry, would you have preferred me in a nurse's outfit? Maybe
               next time....
    Vs. Jam: Hmm, do you think bare legs are more attractive? Will I get more 
    looks?
    Vs. Potemkin: See? I'm always on top! After all, you're too heavy....
    Vs. Venom: An empty de capo. Stoic men are so charming!
    Vs. Johnny: Laying a sexy man flat on the ground feels like a fortissimo 
    inside.
    Vs. Bridget: You're an amazing tenor! I can't resist it any longer.... Won't 
    you
                 join with me?
    Vs. Slayer: You may be old, but you haven't gone soft yet, have you? Come 
    on,
                let's play some more!
    Vs. May: Aren't you a little young to be fighting for love?
    Vs. Dizzy: I feel like I'm taking on three partners at once.... It really 
    turns
               me on!
    Vs. Zappa: Why are you arching your back like that? Was it that good for 
    you?
    Vs. I-No: Cover songs are nice, but nothing beats the original.
    Vs. Testament: That was wonderful! The finale to a sad song should always be
                   sung in unison.
    Vs. Robo Ky: Ooh, I like the way you're shaking right now.... Can you feel 
    it
                 bursting out from the very core of your body?
    Vs. Kliff: So you're the master of a thousand battlefields, huh? ...Could 
    you
               teach me some of your techniques?
    Vs. Justice: I knew right away you were created by that man.... You were a
                 failure, but you're still brutal.
    
    	The following quotes are from the CPU I-No in Arcade Mode (the last boss), 
    which tend to be a bit more 'aggressive' than normal I-No:
    
    Vs. Sol: That man and I form a fermata together. Now crawl before me in 
    despair!
             Haha!
    Vs. Ky: You wave around your naked weapon and pounce on women? My, you're 
    quite
            the beast, aren't you, boy?
    Vs. Axl: Worn out already? You're still in the etude! You'll never please a
             woman like that....
    Vs. Anji: I'll play you a rondo, so you can dance until you die!
    Vs. Baiken: Whoa, sexy lady! That's quite an impressive display there! 
    Hahaha!
    Vs. Eddie: Eww, what a stench! Get back to the sewer where you belong!
    Vs. Millia: You old maid! What, do you think you'd catch a man by hopping 
    around
                like that?
    Vs. Chipp: I've never seen such weak thrusting. What, are you trying to make 
    me
               beg for it?
    Vs. Faust: Oh, I'm sorry, you prefer knives, right? I'll be glad to cut you 
    up,
               if you get down on your knees and beg!
    Vs. Jam: I don't know much about fighting with bare hands, but I'm good with 
    my
             fists, if you know what I mean.
    Vs. Potemkin: You've certainly got the size, but moving that slow is just as 
    bad
                  as finishing too fast.
    Vs. Venom: What kind of weapon is that? Perhaps you'd prefer I used a
               conductor's baton.
    Vs. Johnny: Hah, playing a tremolo with your own body? That's quite 
    impressive!
                Hehehe!
    Vs. Bridget: Ahhh, the sweet sounds of a child screaming. It strikes right 
    at my
                 heart. Cry some more for me!
    Vs. Slayer: I don't side with humans OR with monsters! You look better as a 
    bat!
                Haha!
    Vs. May: Horny little brat! Go home and drink your father's milk!
    Vs. Dizzy: Those are some nice wings. If I plucked and roasted them, would 
    they
               taste like chicken?
    Vs. Zappa: I'll snap your spine and...bah, there's no point in even trying 
    to
               talk to you!
    Vs. I-No: Cover songs are nice, but nothing beats the original.
    Vs. Testament: You're completely out of sync. Get out of here before I 
    re-tune
                   your face!
    Vs. Robo Ky: What's a straw-man like you trying to act human for?
    Vs. Kliff: Don't get cocky on me, old man. You can act as big as you want; I
               don't want to deal with your wrinkled hide!
    Vs. Justice: Is that all you've got? I'll rip you out of your shell and 
    scoop
                 out your insides.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #4689
    Name: I-No
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 101 lbs.
    Birthday: Nov. 25
    Blood Type: AB
    Race: Unknown/Unknown
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN! UNKNOWN!
    	Risk Rating: S
    
    	"So...care to dance?"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    May
    |
    Axl L.
    |
    Eddie----------------------
    |				   |
    (less than 181 sec.)     (more than 181 sec. and no continues)
    |				   |
    Millia R.----------      Robo Ky - Testament - Dizzy - May
    |		       |						 (path #3)
    (defeat Millia)  (perform Instant Kill on Millia)
    |			 |
    Bridget	     Eddie
    |			 |
    Jam K.	     Dizzy
    |               (path #2)
    Sol B.
    (path #1)
    
    - In order to define whether you take path #1/#2 and path #3, you must 
    defeat your first 3 opponents (May, Axl, and Eddie) in less than 3 minutes 
    total in order to take path #1 and #2, and take more than 3 minutes to go to 
    path #3.
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Last Will and 
    Testament) on Millia or not will define whether you will take path #1 or #2.
    - Both your final battles against Sol (path #1) and Dizzy (path #2) will be 
    rather intense. Sol will be in permanent Dragon Install mode, and will 
    slowly regain energy, as well as Dizzy, who also inflicts double damage as 
    well, but the catch is...you also have the ability to heal, and can also 
    inflict twice as much damage than before.
    - Path #3 tends to be pretty fun, since you attain the ability of doing 
    double damage/healing for the last 3 fights. However, May (last opponent in 
    path #3) has the ability to heal, but that's all she has going for her. 
    Enjoy being the cheap version of I-No....
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Johnny's 
    path #2.
    
    (May Ship)
    I-No: What a cute boat. It's a shame I have to wreck it.
    May: ...Who's there?!
    I-No: Aww, even the captain is cute. But you're a bad girl. I'll take out 
    anyone
          that interferes with my master.
    May: Johnny! Everyone! Leave this to me!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: Argh.... She's too strong....
    Dizzy: I will not allow this to continue!
    I-No: I agree. Playtime is over. (explosion)
    Dizzy: Kyaaaaaaaaahhh!
    May: Dizzy!
    I-No: Oh.... She didn't have to go falling off like that. Well, I'll be on 
    my
          way, then. Ciao!
    May: Stop!
    
    (London)
    Axl: Hey babe. Are you all by yourself?
    I-No: That's right.
    Axl: That's a nice guitar you've got there. Perhaps we could go somewhere 
    and
         listen to you play it? Just the two of us?
    I-No: Why, I'd love to. Listen with all your heart, okay? I'll send you 
    straight
          to heaven!
    
    (after the fight)
    Axl: Oww....
    I-No: We're not done yet. Stand up.
    Axl: I-I've had enough music.... Really....
    I-No: How sad. You have no staying power. Anyway, if you run into a man 
    named
          Sol, tell him I-No's looking for him. See ya.
    Axl: Oh, so she's an acquiantance of Sol's, huh? No wonder she's so 
    strong....
    
    (Hell)
    Eddie: SHAAAAA.
    I-No: What's that supposed to mean? What a rude child.
    Eddie: I WILL TAKE YOUR BODY.
    I-No: That's a pretty lame pick-up line. The one before it was better.
    
    (after the fight)
    Eddie: WILL NO ONE ACCEPT ME INTO THEM?!
    I-No: Surely you've realized by now? A mere human can never become your 
    vessel.
    Eddie: I REFUSE TO MERELY ROT AWAY.
    I-No: Just do what I tell you. If you do, I'll send you the perfect vessel. 
    Now,
          go!
    
    -Less than 181 seconds up to this point-
    (Russia)
    Millia: Who's there?
    I-No: Kyaah!
    Millia: Uh, what?
    I-No: Please, someone save me!
    Millia: What are you doing?!
    
    -Defeat Millia normally-
    (after the fight)
    Millia: What was that for?!
    I-No: (Damn, she's still alive). I'm so sorry I panicked like that.
    Millia: What's wrong?
    I-No: I was attacked by a black beast over there and I just didn't know what 
    to
          do with myself!
    Millia: Black...beast? Could you tell me where it was?
    I-No: Over that way.
    Millia: Thank you!
    I-No: Heheheh. That was easy.
    
    (Verdant)
    Bridget: Excuse me? Hello?
    I-No: My, what a cute young lady.
    Bridget: I'm not a lady. I'm a bounty hunter.
    I-No: Oh, I'm sorry. Listen up then, boy.... It's dangerous out here. You'd
          better head on home now.
    Bridget: You don't believe me, do you? Maybe this will help you understand a
             little.
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: Well, you've obviously got the skill to back up your words.
    Bridget: Thanks. You're pretty strong yourself.
    I-No: You said you're a bounty hunter, right? Who are you pursuing?
    Bridget: Well, to be honest.... I'm afraid I don't have any recent bounty
             contracts.
    I-No: Well then, why don't you take this one?
    Bridget: What? Are you sure? Thank you very much! Let's see.... "The 
    assassin
    	   Millia, a.k.a. The Blonde Huntress".
    
    (China)
    Jam: Aiyahhh! My restaurant's been burned to the ground!
    I-No: Mmmm, I love the smell of freshly burnt wood.
    Jam: Who are you?
    I-No: This area looks much nicer, too, now that the ugly restaurant's out of 
    the
          picture.
    Jam: What did you just say?! I bet you're with the ones who were responsible 
    for
         this!
    I-No: And if I was?
    Jam: Then I'm hauling you over to the police!
    
    (after the fight)
    Jam: I can't believe I lost....
    I-No: Oh, quit feeling sorry. I was just picking on you a little bit.
    Jam: Huh?
    I-No: Here, take this. Maybe it'll make you feel better.
    Jam: What's this? ...A wanted list?
    I-No: You need money, right? With your skills, you could become a great 
    bounty
          hunter.
    Jam: I've already done that before.... Don't tell me I have to go back to 
    THAT
         lifestyle again...?
    I-No: Life's full of peaks and valleys, isn't it? Guess you'll just have to 
    hang
          in there.
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: Well, the setup's complete. Now all I have to do is wait. Hmm, what 
    shall
          I do next?
    Sol: ...There won't be any 'next'.
    I-No: My, my, the Immoral Flame arrives at last. You're late. I've been 
    waiting
          for you.
    Sol: ...I've waited for this as well.
    
    (after the fight)
    Sol: Argh....
    I-No: Nuh-uh, you're not getting up! (hit/explosion/crashing sound/hit) I 
    like
          you with your face in the dirt like that. It suits you well! (barrier
          sound) Argh?! Raven? What are you doing?!
    Raven: Stand down.
    I-No: Ahh!
    That Man: Forgive me, I-No. I must punish you.
    I-No: I was only stopping those who would get in your way....
    That Man: (hit) They must not be killed. They are the factors that will 
    change
              history - the only hope for us all. Men must become more than men, 
    and
              Gears must become more than Gears. That is my true desire.
              Frederick.... Don't die.
    (Pic of I-No lying down in a very suggestive position surrounded by pink 
    crystal walls)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Last Will and Testament on Millia + after fight with Millia-
    (Hell)
    Millia: Kyaahh....
    I-No: Hmm, I wonder if I went a little too far.
    Millia: ....
    I-No: Sigh, humans are so frail. What a bother. And here I was thinking I'd 
    help
          you meet up with your precious 'Zato'. Hmm, now that I think about it, 
    I
          wonder how Eddie's doing?
    Eddie: GYYYAAOH!
    I-No: Sigh, I knew you wouldn't be able to do it. ...Hmm? What do you think
          you're doing? You've lost, now disappear.
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: Looks like we meet again.
    Dizzy: Why do you do these things?
    I-No: Oh, please. Look who's talking. You enjoyed bullying my pet, I see. 
    Tsk,
          tsk, what a cruel child.
    Dizzy: That was because.... He suddenly attacked....
    I-No: I had to waste my precious time putting him away for good. At least 
    finish
          him off. Sheesh.
    Dizzy: I see.... You enjoy people's suffering.
    I-No: That's right. You people have no meaning beyond your ability to amuse 
    me!
    Dizzy: I see. I guess I have no choice. I will show you no mercy!
    I-No: Alright then, let's dance!
    
    (after the fight)
    Dizzy: How....
    I-No: You can't get up? My, that is a problem, isn't it? It's about time 
    your
          friends caught up to you, don't you think? Since they're friends of 
    yours,
          I'd better prepare a very special welcome for them.
    Dizzy: I won't let you! That much I will never allow! (flashing effect)
    (Pic of I-No hopelessly trying to cover herself from the light that covers 
    her up)
    I-No: What is this power?! My body...it's burning! Impossible! I'm I-No! I 
    can't
          die! Someone! Please...hel...p.....
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat first 3 opponents in more than 181 seconds in total + no continues + 
    after fight with Eddie-
    (Paris)
    I-No: Looks like I got a little sidetracked.
    Robo Ky: TARGET_ACQUIRED. ANALYZING_COMBAT_ABILITY. OPENING_FILE_0X13FF.
    I-No: Hmm? Well well, if it isn't a dog from the Postwar Administration 
    Bureau.
          I'll tear you apart.
    
    (Hell)
    Testament: Stop, woman.
    I-No: Are you talking to me?
    Testament: You have an incredible spiritual aura for a mere human. Are you 
    the
               one who attacked the Jellyfish?
    I-No: Are you that concerned about that girl? Such heartwarming love for 
    one's
          fellow Gear. But don't worry. I'll send her along after you in due 
    time.
          So, relax...and die!
    
    (Grove)
    I-No: Looks like we meet again.
    Dizzy: Why do you do these things?
    I-No: You're in the way. That power of yours.... It's not something a little
          girl like you should have!
    Dizzy: I didn't choose to have this power. However....
    I-No: However...what? Say it.
    Dizzy: This power is a part of me. If you wish to fight, I will not hold 
    back.
    I-No: I'll enjoy your screams!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: Dizzy!
    Dizzy: ...Stay back!
    May: What are you doing to my crewmate?!
    I-No: Do you even need to ask? I'm doing what I l-o-v-e doing! (hit)
    May: I'll never forgive you! Never!!!
    I-No: My, what spirit! I see...so you're May. May the Japanese! You've saved 
    me
          some trouble. Come on, let's go!
    
    (Pic of I-No carrying an unconscious May in her arms, with a fiery 
    background behind her)
    I-No: Ahhh, that felt so good.... The power of the Japanese.... It's hard to
          believe that's a mere fragment of your power. But even that was 
    enough.
          That's all I needed to see. So, shall I squash you now? Hmm...Nah. 
    You'll
          make for excellent research material. My master will surely be 
    pleased.
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JAM KURADOBERI
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Jam has mastered the different versions of the Chinese martial arts at a 
    very young age, but not only are her skills worthy of praise; she 
    compliments her abilities in martial arts with her ability to use Ki force, 
    inner energy that allows her to enhance her moves to levels superior to 
    those of normal humans. However, surprising as it may seem, Jam's passion 
    does not reside in fighting, but in cooking. Jam loves to cook delicious 
    Chinese dishes, and her dream was to build her own restaurant. Jam's belief 
    is that the customer should always have a smile on their faces, mostly due 
    from excellent service. In order to fulfill her dream, she entered the 
    second Sacred Knights tournament in an attempt to claim the bounty on the 
    head of Commander Gear Dizzy. She managed to reach the secret forest where 
    Dizzy was living, but she had found the young Gear already defeated. Taking 
    advantage of the scenario, Jam claimed the bounty of 500,000 world dollars 
    and finally built her own restaurant. She is making a name for herself, and 
    her cuisine has gained an incredible reputation. But destiny will soon deal 
    her a harsh hand....
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: That was close! Your style is simple, but your power is 
    overwhelming!
             Whew....
    Vs. Ky: Oooh...I think I hurt myself! Are there any hot men around who want 
    to
            carry me away?
    Vs. Axl: What a tease. It's not the size of your weapon that matters, it's 
    how
             you use it.
    Vs. Anji: You macho types are all alike. That "dance" or whatever you call 
    it is
              ugly as sin, too.
    Vs. Baiken: So much defense. How boring! You look kinda old, too.
    Vs. Eddie: You can change your shape all you want. You're too weak no matter
               which one you use!
    Vs. Millia: Screaming at the top of your lungs is a great way to focus your
                energy. Why don't you try it sometime?
    Vs. Chipp: It was kinda pathetic to see you try to carry on against me. Must 
    be
               humiliating. What a pity!
    Vs. Faust: Aaaaah! It's some kind of alien! I'm getting outta here, fast!
    Vs. Jam: Come on, I'm more than just those two things. Can't you imitate any
             other parts of me?
    Vs. Potemkin: All that muscle...what a waste! Is your brain all muscle too? 
    Ya
                  big dummy!
    Vs. Venom: That's a toy you've got there! And those balls are like stones, 
    you
               big cheater!
    Vs. Johnny: Come on! You may be fast, but how often do you connect? Give me 
    your
                best shot!
    Vs. Bridget: That smell.... Hey, you're a guy, aren't you? Come back and 
    visit
                 me in five years, kid.
    Vs. Slayer: Your body is stiff. That's what you get for eating nothing but
                Western food. No good, no good.
    Vs. May: What's a girl like you doing here? Stick with what you know, kid!
    Vs. Dizzy: Looks like you've cheered up a little! I'll treat you to lunch, 
    as
               thanks for saving my restaurant!
    Vs. Zappa: Ack! It's an alien! ...Hmm, actually, you're pretty good-looking. 
    Too
               bad your style is whacked.
    Vs. I-No: I don't listen to that noisy pop music. Besides, your sound is 
    played
              out. You should just give it up.
    Vs. Testament: Aiyah! Are you alright? I didn't mess your pretty face, did 
    I?
    Vs. Robo Ky: Aiyahh! Do you always bleed oil like that? No wonder you're so
                 flammable....
    Vs. Kliff: I'd say it's about time to go back to the farm, sir.
    Vs. Justice: Aiyah! I'm never gonna destroy that thing.... I'm outta here!
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #7403
    Name: Jam Kuradoberi
    Height: 5'4"
    Weight: Unknown
    Birthday: Feb. 8
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/Chinese
    	Though she is a chef, subject is one of the world's most proficient 
    wielders of Ki force.
    	Of the five occult arts, the field of 'Ki' energy is the least explored and 
    understood.
    	Most of its' users are of Eastern descent, aiding the theory that heredity 
    plays a role.
    	Subject's life goal is to discover new and useful cuisines. Control will 
    not be an issue.
    	Although she poses little threat in and of herself, her capture is still 
    desirable.
    	Therefore, she should not be taken lightly.
    	Risk Rating: C
    
    	"My abilities are unmatched! Have a taste for yourself!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Robo Ky--------
    |		   |
    (win)		  (lose)
    |		   |
    Sol B.	  I-No
    |		   |
    Faust		  Venom
    |		   |
    Ky K.		  Millia R.
    |		   |
    Slayer	  Johnny - I-No
    |		   	     (path #2)
    Chipp Z.--------------------------
    |		 			    |
    (defeat Robo Ky in 1st match)   (perform Instant Kill on Robo Ky in 1st 
    match)
    |					    |
    Robo Ky				   Robo Ky
    (path #1)			   	    |
    					   Robo Ky
    					    |
    					   May
    					  (path #3)
    
    - Depending on whether you win or lose the first match against Robo Ky will 
    define whether you take path #1/#3 or path #2. This first match with Robo Ky 
    is also important, because depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill 
    (Gasenkotsu) or defeat him normally will define whether you will take path 
    #1 or #3.
    - Your second match against Robo Ky will have two handicaps: he is immune to 
    normal attacks, which means you must use special or Overdrive moves to 
    damage him, and he also has the ability to heal. Furthermore, in path #3, 
    Robo Ky comes back with even more handicaps: in the third match, he also 
    becomes immune to special moves, which means only Overdrive attacks will 
    damage him. And in the fourth match, he deals MEGA damage. You'll probably 
    be fed up of Robo Ky by the end of Jam's story. :)
    - Your last battle against I-No in path #2 will be tough because I-No 
    inflicts double damage and she slowly heals.
    
    (China)
    Jam: Oh, no! Fire! My restaurant....
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT.
    Jam: Who's there?
    Robo Ky: I_CANNOT_ALLOW_YOU_TO_ESCAPE....
    Jam: Cough, cough.... Ugh, I can't breathe. There's too much smoke....
    
    -Defeat Robo Ky-
    (after the fight)
    Robo Ky: ...RETREATING_FROM_CURRENT_AREA.
    Jam: Hold it, fire-boy!
    
    (Paris)
    Jam: Ahhh, that stupid arsonist!
    Sol: Mmm?
    Jam: Wait a minute.... Are you the one who set fire to my restaurant?
    Sol: ...Move.
    Jam: You're not getting away from me!
    
    (Zepp)
    Jam: Man, that guy sure knows how to run.... I wonder if there's any other
         suspicious characters around.... ...Ah-hah! That guy's about as 
    suspicious
         as they come! Hey, you! Crazy bag man!
    Faust: Are you...referring to me?
    Jam: Did you burn down my restaurant? Come on, spill it.
    Faust: Of course not. Now, if you don't mind, I have someone I must catch up
           with.
    Jam: Hah! You wouldn't be running away if you didn't have something to hide!
         Wait just a minute!
    
    (Paris)
    Ky: Pardon me. May I have a word with....
    Jam: Aiyahhh! I've found the arsonist! It was you all along!
    Ky: Arsonist? Excuse me?
    Jam: That uniform! It's the same one I saw before! You've got a lot of 
    nerve,
         returning to the scene of the crime like this! Prepare yourself!
    Ky: ...Heavenly Father, are you testing my willpower yet again?
    
    (Castle)
    Jam: That wasn't him either, huh? So who the heck was it, then?
    Slayer: Well, well.... How fascinating.
    Jam: ...Huh? Who's there?!
    Slayer: I can see you use Ki force as well.... It's no wonder you've been
            targeted.
    Jam: Targeted? So it was you who started the fire?
    Slayer: No.... Although I suppose you won't believe me. Actually, I am here
            because I am interested in your technique.
    Jam; Oh yeah? Then taste the fighting arts of 4000 years of Chinese history!
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: Thanks for the display. The secrets of the Orient are like nothing 
    I've
            seen.
    Jam: Are you the arsonist?
    Slayer: Do I look like one?
    Jam: Well.... It was too dark and smoky to see very well, but.... ...No. I 
    guess
         it wasn't you after all, was it?
    Slayer: There is a group that is pursuing those who can use Ki force. 
    They're
            the ones who burned down your restaurant.
    Jam: Really? Are you serious?
    Slayer: Farewell for now.... Be careful.
    
    (China)
    Chipp: You're Jam Kuradoberi, aren't you?
    Jam: Who're you?
    Chipp: PREPARE_TO_DIE!!
    Jam: (blocking sound) You're.... You can use Ki force too?!
    
    (after the fight)
    Jam: Hey, come out of there! I see where you're hiding, buster!
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT.... YOU_HAVE_SEEN_THROUGH_MY_PERFECT_HIDING_PLACE.
             RESISTANCE_IS_FUTILE. SURRENDER_IMMEDIATELY.
    Jam: I'm gonna make you pay for my restaurant!
    Robo Ky: IMBECILE! I_HAVE_ALREADY_RECORDED_ALL_OF_YOUR_MOVES!
    
    (Pic of Jam kicking various copies of Robo Ky out of sight, watched through 
    a glowing sphere, as some creepy hands loom over in the foreground)
    ???: Hmm.... What an interesting sample.
    Jam: Yah! Yah! Yah! ...Tohhhh!!
    Robo Ky: ...BZZZZT.
    ???: Analyze it and take it over to the development staff. This information
         could be useful for our next simulation subject.
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Lose against Robo Ky + after fight with Robo Ky-
    Jam: Aiyahhh! My restaurant's been burned to the ground!
    I-No: Mmmm, I love the smell of freshly burnt wood.
    Jam: Who are you?
    I-No: This area looks much nicer, too, now that the ugly restaurant's out of 
    the
          picture.
    Jam: What did you just say?! I bet you're with the ones who were responsible 
    for
         this!
    I-No: And if I was?
    Jam: Then I'm hauling you over to the police!
    
    (after the fight)
    Jam: Ahh, how humiliating....
    I-No: Oh, quit feeling sorry. I was just picking on you a little bit.
    Jam: Huh?
    I-No: Here, take this. Maybe it'll make you feel better.
    Jam: What's this? ...A wanted list?
    I-No: You need money, right? With your skills, you could become a great 
    bounty
          hunter.
    Jam: I've already done that before.... Don't tell me I have to go back to 
    THAT
         lifestyle again...?
    
    (Nirvana)
    Jam: You there! Stand still for a minute while I tie you up! That bounty's 
    mine
         for sure now!
    Venom: A bounty hunter, eh? Sorry, but I'd rather make you my sparring 
    partner.
    
    (Russia)
    Jam: Bounty number one.... Check. Hmm...I think I'll make this "Blonde 
    Huntress"
         girl my next target. "A brazen witch who uses her transformable hair to
         seduce men and women". What a horrible lady!
    Millia: Who's that?
    Jam: Ah-hah! I have you now! You brazen transformable hair witch! Let's do 
    this!
    Millia: ...That hurts, you know. There's nothing more important to a woman 
    than
            her modesty.
    
    (May Ship)
    Johnny: Well, well.... What's going on here?
    Jam: Hey! You're on my bounty list, too!
    Johnny: Well, I can't argue with that. I like it when a woman takes the 
    direct
            approach.
    
    (after the fight)
    Jam: How can this be?! You're saying you're NOT wanted?
    Johnny: Yep. That list of yours is chock full of mistakes. Millia hasn't had 
    a
            bounty on her head for ages now. ('Course, I can't really say the 
    same
            for myself, but....)
    Jam: I don't know what to say....
    Johnny: Look, someone's obviously trying to play you for a fool. You got any
            idea who?
    Jam: ...That woman...! I'll get her for this!
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: Well? How's the bounty hunting coming along?
    Jam: You thought you could pull one over on me, didn't you?!
    I-No: So you finally figured it out, huh? Stupid cook! Thanks to you, I was 
    able
          to squash all the little bugs standing in my way. Now all I have to do 
    is
          gather 'em up and throw 'em in the incinerator.
    Jam: Not if I can help it!
    
    (China)
    Jam: I'm really sorry for all the trouble I've caused you.... The least I 
    can do
         is prepare a good meal for you!
    Johnny: I'd love nothing more than to share a moment at the table with you, 
    my
            gentle ladies. How 'bout it, Millia? ...Oww!
    Millia: ...Would you mind not touching me with your dirty hands?
    Johnny: Pardon me. I appear to have gotten drunk off your immaculate beauty.
    Venom: Beauty? Easy for you to say.... You have no idea what she's really 
    like.
    Millia: What did you just say?
    Jam: Look, you two.... How about you lay off the wine for now, huh?
    Venom: Shut up! It's all because of you that Zato's gone now....
    Millia: I had to do it to keep on living. I'd do it again, you know.
    Venom: You bastard!
    Johnny: Whoa there, man! We're trying to have a nice dinner here.... Can't 
    you
            save that for later?
    Millia: Would you shut up?! Get out of my way!
    Johnny: Hey, hey, no need to lose your cool....
    (Pic of Millia, right, and Venom, left, facing off each other. Millia is 
    jumping into the air, while Venom is dashing atop the restaurant's roof. 
    Down below, in the dining table, Johnny watches over, as Jam kneels on the 
    ground, looking pretty sad)
    Venom: Take this! Dim Bomber!
    Johnny: Whooaa!!
    Millia: I'm gonna cut you to pieces! Iron Maiden!
    Johnny: Whaaa?! (explosion)
    Jam: ...Ahhhhh.... My stand.... It's completely ruined!
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Gasenkotsu on the first match vs. Robo Ky + after fight with Chipp-
    Jam: Hey! You think I don't see you?
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT.... YOU_HAVE_SEEN_THROUGH_MY_PERFECT_HIDING_PLACE.
    Jam: So you've come back for more, eh? You're not even one bit sorry, are 
    you?
    Robo Ky: THE_TARGET'S_BATTLE_POWER_HAS_BEEN_FULLY_CALCULATED.
             I_HAVE_DETERMINED_THAT_THE_BEST_PLAN_OF_ACTION....
    Robo Ky #2: ...IS_GROUP_WARFARE.
    Jam: Aiyaah! How many of you are there? I'll...I'll destroy every one of 
    you,
         one by one!
    
    (after the next 2 fights with Robo Ky)
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT!
    Jam: They just keep coming and coming!
    Robo Ky: BZZZZT.... REQUESTING_BACKUP!
    Robo Ky #2: BACKUP_ARRIVED!
    Robo Ky #3: BACKUP_ARRIVED!
    Robo Ky #4: BACKUP_ARRIVED!
    Jam: Why the heck are there so many of them?!
    Ky: Stop right there!
    Jam: Oh, great, another one?
    Ky: No. I'm here to help you.
    Jam: You...You're...You're the guy from the fire!
    Ky: I apologize for not coming sooner. Please allow me to take care of these
        robots.
    Jam: You got it!
    Ky: Be careful, though. There may be some other brainwashed victims around.
    May: Must...kill...you...!
    Jam: And there's one right now. I'll take care of this one for you!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: Thank you very much. You really helped me out.
    Jam: No way! I'm the one who should be thanking you!
    Ky: No, no.... It was entirely our fault for bringing trouble to others. The
        Postwar Administration Bureau has sunk its' claws into the highest 
    levels of
        our government.
    Jam: That doesn't sound good.
    Ky: It's terrible. They're decaying the very ideas of justice and law.... 
    And
        the worst part is...I can't do a single thing about it.
    Jam: Don't let yourself get so depressed. You'll never win if you do. You 
    know
         what's good when you're feeling down? Some really yummy food!
    Ky: Hmm.... Perhaps you're right.
    Jam: Come on, it's such a nice day today! Why don't we go out to eat?
    Ky: But...I...I still have work to do, so....
    Jam: Awwwww....
    Ky: ...Well, I guess I do need to repay you for all your trouble. Alright 
    then,
        allow me to join you.
    Jam: That's the spirit! Here, bear up a little!
    (Pic of Jam and Ky sitting on the ground, with a picnic meal lying in fron 
    of them. Jam crawls up from behind, with a heart-shaped pickle in her 
    chopsticks, and offers it to Ky in a very provocative fashion, as Ky seems 
    to deny it)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    JOHNNY
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Johnny used to respect his father very much. He was a loving man who would 
    take anyone in, even strangers, into his house, and give them help and 
    shelter. Johnny admired the human value of his father, until one day, his 
    father was killed by a Gear during the Holy War. Johnny became an orphan and 
    an outcast. Johnny grew up with great knowledge of swordsmanship, as he has 
    became a master of the Japanese sword, wielding it at blazing speeds. Johnny 
    then went out to create a band of pirates that did not use the sea, but the 
    sky, as their pillaging route. He named them the "Jellyfish Pirates". Johnny 
    and the Jellyfish Pirates created an airship called the "May Ship", which 
    they would use to carry out their criminal duties. Soon enough, various 
    aircrafts were raided by the Jellyfish Pirates, which had the particular 
    feature that most of the crew was made up of female personnel. This probably 
    has to do with Johnny's womanizing attitude and bragging abilities. Even 
    though a Gear had killed his father, Johnny did not harbor a hatred against 
    them, and even decided to follow his father's example. In fact, he even took 
    a Commander Gear in as part of his crew: the lone Gear, Dizzy, whom Johnny 
    picked up in the forest she was hiding in after she was defeated by Sol 
    Badguy.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: THAT is how you draw a sword. Do you understand now?
    Vs. Ky: You're a handsome little guy, but you still can't run with #1.
    Vs. Axl: Nice reach! But let's be serious. Before that thing hits me, I can 
    draw
             my sword at least ten times.
    Vs. Anji: What an eccentric guy.... You should be happy I bothered to 
    accompany
              your dance with my waltz.
    Vs. Baiken: A glamorous lady like you deserves nothing more than my loving
                embrace. Come on, come here!
    Vs. Eddie: Sorry, but my sword wasn't made for slicing up the dead. Let's 
    just
               leave it at this, okay?
    Vs. Millia: You know, the Jellyfish Pirates are always looking for new 
    female
                crew members.... Why not check us out?
    Vs. Chipp: Hey, you're pretty fast there. But as long as I can defend 
    against
               it, what's the point?
    Vs. Faust: Ugh. I thought I could get through to you. Guess you're just too
               dangerous to deal with.
    Vs. Jam: You trying to seduce me or what? That outfit of yours is pretty 
    racy.
             You'd better be careful, little lady.
    Vs. Potemkin: Haven't you heard of etiquette? You're sweating like a pig. 
    You
                  could at least put on a shirt!
    Vs. Venom: It's important to dress properly for a fight. Perhaps it's time 
    for
               you to find a new outfit....
    Vs. Johnny: Why anybody would even attempt to duplicate a stunning body like
                THIS is beyond me....
    Vs. Bridget: What an unsatisfying match. You can't possibly take on my style
                 with an infantile weapon like that....
    Vs. Slayer: Half of humanity has need of my services. I'm a very busy man. 
    If
                this is just for fun, next time I'm gonna charge admission!
    Vs. May: What are you doing here? I asked you to take care of the ship while 
    I
             was away!
    Vs. Dizzy: Looks like you're getting better at controlling your power. Hey,
               don't forget to make dinner for me tonight!
    Vs. Zappa: Don't cry, fair lady. I'd wipe your tears away if my hand didn't 
    go
               right through them....
    Vs. I-No: The piece will be an ensemble. If you're in the mood, I'll do the
              honor of being your clef.
    Vs. Testament: No matter how strong you are, no one can get in the way of me 
    and
                   a woman. No one!
    Vs. Robo Ky: You've changed quite a bit since the last time we met. Do all 
    cops
                 look like that these days?
    Vs. Kliff: You've mastered the mighty Dragonslayer. I'm impressed! But I
               wouldn't expect to pick up many girls with that thing.
    Vs. Justice: Victory comes from digging deep within your soul. Don't think I
                 enjoy this, though.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #7505
    Name: Johnny
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 159 lbs.
    Birthday: Oct. 24
    Blood Type: O
    Race: Human/American
    	Subject is the leader of the Jellyfish air pirates, and a key underworld 
    figure.
    	His mastery of Japanese sword fighting makes him extremely dangerous in 
    one-on-one combat.
    	His true power, however, lies in his personal ties with Zepp's president 
    Gabriel and the IPF's Ky Kiske. It is highly likely that the Jellyfish are 
    far more than a mere gang of thugs.
    	A self-styled noble bandit, he always tries to help those less fortunate. 
    Capturing a hostage may be the best way to control his actions.
    	His overall clout makes him a major threat.
    	Risk Rating: A
    
    	"I'm absolutely perrrrfect!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No----------------
    |			  |
    (defeat I-No)      (perform Instant Kill on I-No)
    |			  |
    Testament		 Slayer
    |			  |
    Bridget		 Ky K. - Chipp Z. - Robo Ky
    |			  			  (path #3)
    Jam K.------------
    |		      |
    (no continues)   (continues)
    |			|
    Eddie		     I-No
    |			|
    Dizzy		     Testament
    |		     (path #2)
    I-No
    (path #1)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Joker Trick) on I-No or 
    not will define whether you will take path 1#/#2 or path #3.
    - Both of your second encounters with I-No (in paths #1 or #2) will be 
    fought with a handicap against you: she will deal double damage, and has the 
    ability to slowly heal. Same handicap applies for your fight against Dizzy 
    in path #2.
    - You final battle against Testament in path #2 will be slapped with 2 
    handicaps against you: first of all, Testament will be immune to normal 
    attacks, so you can only damage him with special or Overdrive attacks. 
    Secondly, you can't jump, either.
    - Path #3 also has its' share of handicaps (kind of redundant, isn't it?). 
    In your match against Chipp, he will be immune to normal attacks, so you can 
    only damage him with special or Overdrive attacks. In your last match with 
    Robo Ky, you can't hurt him with either normal OR special moves, which 
    leaves you only one move to use: his Overdrive attack (Johnny Special).
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Chipp's 
    path #3.
    
    (May Ship)
    I-No: Well, imagine that! Finding that girl in a rusty old ship like this.
    Johnny: While you may be a fine woman, I'm afraid I simply cannot ignore 
    that
            remark of yours. Where did you come from, anyway?
    I-No: What's it matter to you? There's a beautiful woman in front of you. 
    Aren't
          there more pressing matters on your mind?
    Johnny: Well, I must admit, I'm charmed by your....
    May: Johnny! What are you doing?!
    Johnny: ...I mean, I'm afraid I'll need to punish you for breaking into my 
    ship.
    I-No: It's a shame you had to go and say that.... Prepare to regret it...for 
    a
          long time to come!
    
    -Defeat I-No normally-
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: You're no ordinary fighter, that's for sure.... I'd like to take a
            moment or two to find out what your problem is with us.
    I-No: Oh, it's quite simple.
    Dizzy: Huh? Me? Kyaaaaaaaaahhh! (hit)
    Johnny: Dizzy, no! Hey, what the hell was that for?!
    I-No: You turned me down and now you're going after me again? That's not 
    very
          refined of you.... (explosion)
    April: Johnny! The engine's exploded!
    I-No: Catch you later!
    Johnny: Damn! She got away. Land this thing somewhere!
    
    (Hell)
    Testament: What is this, some kind of joke?
    Johnny: Huh? Sorry, but we're busy now. Can you come back later?
    Testament: I'm here to see Dizzy. What happened to her?
    Johnny: Dizzy, huh.... Well, uh.... Hmm. How should I put it....
    Testament: I said, what happened to her? If you don't want to tell me, I'll 
    just
               have to force it out of you.
    Johnny: ...She was attacked and fell off the ship from about 20000 feet up.
            Alright?
    Testament: It was a grave mistake to leave Dizzy in your custody. You 
    bastards!
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: Look, I'm sorry, okay? I'm going to save her. Don't worry about a 
    thing.
    
    (Verdant)
    Johnny: First things first.... Where did she land?
    Bridget: Excuse me, mister....
    Johnny: Call me 'Studmaster'.... ...and I'll listen to whatever you have to 
    say.
    Bridget: Alright then, Studmaster.... Let me tie you up.
    Johnny: Huh?!
    Bridget: Hey, you promised you'd listen to me!
    Johnny: Argh...I can't break a promise made to a woman.
    Bridget: ...I'm a guy.
    Johnny: Oh, well in that case....
    
    (after the fight)
    Bridget: Man, I hate adults.... They're all terrible.
    Johnny: Well, you're the one who tried to haul me in, no? What are you, a 
    bounty
            hunter or something?
    Bridget: Right. This lady in red told me about Johnny of the Jellyfish 
    Pirates.
             She said he'd fetch a lot of money if I could take him to the
             authorities.
    Johnny: A lady in red? Did she have a guitar and a weird hat, too?
    Bridget: Yeah, she did.
    Johnny: Alright, thanks. Man, what a conniving little.... If I ever see her
            again....
    Jam: Stop right there! You're a wanted man!
    Johnny: ...What, again?
    
    -No continues-
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: I know I'm nothing but a lowdown bandit anyway.... ...But I'm 
    starting
            to get a little sick of myself.
    Eddie: YOU, IN THE BLACK. STOP RIGHT THERE.
    Johnny: Hmm? You trying to start something? ...Well, if you're a guy, I'd be
            more than glad to take you up on the offer. If I have to fight 
    another
            lady or little squirt, I don't know what I'm gonna do.
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: She should be somewhere around here.... Ah-hah! There she is. Hey,
            Dizzy!
    Dizzy: ....
    Johnny: You're pretty badly hurt. Damn, that stupid wench.... I'll get her 
    for
            this....
    Dizzy (Necro): SHIGYAAAAAHHH!
    Johnny: Whoa, what the hell?!
    
    (Unknown)
    Johnny: You've really put me through a lot of crap, you know that? ...But 
    that's
            not even the worst part. The worst part is, you hurt one of my crew. 
    I'm
            sorry, but not even I have the patience to go easy on you now.
    I-No: What're you going on about, you big trenchcoat fake?! I'll rip apart 
    that
          face of yours and turn it into a graffiti scrawl.
    Johnny: Oooh, now that's a bad idea. If something happens to my face, the 
    world
            may never recover....
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: Yaaaaaaahh!
    Johnny: Ugh....
    Dizzy: Are you alright?
    Johnny: Ahh, this is nothing worth worrying about. The tall, dark stranger 
    never
            loses a fight. That's just how it is. I'd be more worried about
            yourself, Dizzy.... Are you really okay? That was a pretty nasty 
    fall,
            you know.
    Dizzy: It was nothing serious. My leg hurts a little, though....
    Johnny: Well, in that case.... Up you go!
    (Pic of Johnny carrying Dizzy in his arms, with a gleam in his shades and a 
    dreamy background)
    Dizzy: Agh! Um...I'm not too heavy for you, am I?
    Johnny: You kidding? This is no problem.
    Dizzy: Ah...okay....
    Johnny: Besides, we're family. The ties that bind us together, and all of 
    that.
    Dizzy: Family.... We're all family.
    Johnny: Right. And now, I think we should start heading for the rendezvous
            point.
    Dizzy: Okay!
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Continues + after fight with Jam-
    (Unknown)
    Johnny: Alright, then.... This should be the place.
    I-No: Move!
    Johnny: Oh, you again? I'm not dumb enough to follow your orders.
    I-No: Man! Of all the people in the world I could've run into, why you?
    Johnny: And listen up. My ship isn't rusty. Or old.
    I-No: Shut up! I'm sick of your stupid narcissism!
    
    (Hell)
    Johnny: Hmm. She looked like she was already pretty wounded....
    Testament: You.... What were you doing here?
    Johnny: So you found her, huh? Is she alright?
    Testament: She's fine. I'm just relieved someone else didn't find her first.
    Johnny: ...Thanks.
    Testament: This disaster was caused by letting her live with humans like 
    you. I
               suppose humans simply cannot engage normally with Gears after 
    all....
    Johnny: ...That's not true.
    Testament: You can say whatever you want.... ...But are you ready to back up
               your words?
    Johnny: Back them up, huh? I'm ready to go all out if you are.
    Testament: Fine by me. Just keep in mind that you're in my world now. If you
               think you can take it, feel free to test yourself against my 
    will!
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: That good enough for you?
    Testament: Alright. Keep that up and I'll let you protect her. ...But no 
    more
               second chances. If you do anything to hurt her again.... 
    ..That'll
               be the last day I bother tolerating the human race.
    Johnny: I'll keep that in mind. Man, he's uptight.... There's just no 
    dealing
            with guys like that.
    Dizzy: Ugh.... What...happened to me?
    Johnny: Dizzy? Come on, let's go home.
    (Pic of Johnny and Dizzy standing together, looked from behind. Johnny is 
    running his arm over Dizzy's shoulder, and has no hat. They both look at the 
    May Ship flying slightly above the ground, with the sunset behind the ship)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Joker Trick on first match with I-No + after fight with I-No-
    I-No: This isn't looking good for me.... I think I'll bail for now. Ciao!
    Johnny: Whatever. Just get out of my face. Man, who on earth is she, anyway?
    Slayer: You're a very lucky man.... Fending her off like that.
    Johnny: ...Who the hell are you?
    Slayer: Oh, just a humble advisor who happened to be passing by.
    Johnny: Man, what is with all these people today.... This ship isn't your
            personal playground!!
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: This ship, a playground...? A very apt turn of phase, I must say.
    Johnny: You're really getting me tired, you know that?
    Slayer: This ship will soon become one of the great pleasure centers of the
            world.
    Johnny: What're you talking about?
    Ky: My name is Ky Kiske, International Police Force. Please stop your craft
        right now.
    Slayer: See what I mean? The supernatural, the unhuman, the Japanese.... The
            hunt for human life has begun.
    Johnny: Did you say...Japanese?
    Ky: Please turn May over to me. I believe she is with your ship?
    Slayer: Anyway, that's the way it is. Have a nice trip.
    Johnny: Wait!
    April: What'll we do now, Johnny?
    Johnny: Storm that guy's ship, that's what. Full speed ahead. Turn the nose
            around when we get close enough.
    April: Aye-aye, sir!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: Oof!
    Johnny: Alright, that's enough. You're not even trying, are you?
    Ky: Okay...you win for now. I must admit my own doubts about this mission as
        well.
    Johnny: Finally found some room for other people's opinions, eh? How much 
    have
            you heard?
    Ky: All they told me was to track down May and capture her alive.
    Johnny: What the hell're they thinking.... ...?! Hey, you there!!
    Chipp: (clashing sound) JOHNNY DIE! JOHNNY DIE!
    Johnny: ...Who's this knob? He doesn't seem to have much of a vocabulary.
    Ky: He's a wanted criminal.... That's odd. I thought he was already in jail.
        You'd best be careful. He can use Ki force.
    Johnny: First the Japanese, now a Ki user.... I think I can see where this 
    day
            is going.
    
    (after the fight)
    Robo Ky: TARGET'S_BATTLE_ABILITY_ANALYSIS_COMPLETE!
    Johnny: ...A relative of yours?
    Ky: Please, don't even joke about it!
    Robo Ky: SURRENDER_NOW! I_HAVE_FULLY_ANALYZED_YOUR_ATTACKS!
    Johnny: Well, you've both got that same stubborn streak, I see.
    Ky: Bah!
    Johnny: Worry not, friend. The master swordsman is here!
    
    (after the fight)
    Robo Ky: NO.... IT'S_NOT_OVER_YET!
             THE_POSTWAR_ADMINISTRATION_BUREAU_WILL_NOT_LET_YOU_GET_AWAY_THAT
             EASILY! (explosion)
    Ky: A mere automation! Why did I let him so deeply disgrace the name of law 
    and
        order?
    Johnny: That's the spirit! So, you ready to jump over to our side?
    Ky: Oh, I can't do that. I'll fight my way in through the proper 
    authorities.
    Robo Ky #2: (flash) RAY_DIVIDER!
    Robo Ky #3: (flash) STUN_EDGE!
    Ky: Oh, great.... There's more than one of him. Indeed, there seems to be 
    more
        than I thought. Would you mind helping me out?
    Johnny: ...Forget it. April! We're going back. You ready?
    April: A-okay! I've tacked us on from 300 meters below.
    Johnny: Well, I guess that's it, then. See ya later!
    Ky: ...Wait. Please.
    Johnny: Oh, come now. You really think thieves can be friends with the 
    police?
    Ky: I know. I know. Just remember.... Once I'm through with this, I'm coming
        over to arrest you.
    Johnny: Go ahead. Anytime.
    (Pic of Johnny leaning on a rail at the deck of the May Ship. A cat wearing 
    a pirate hat is sitting next to him)
    Johnny: Whew...I guess it's about time I told her the truth.... What do you
            think?
    Cat: Meoowwww....
    Johnny: ...Yeah, I guess you're right.
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    JUSTICE
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	The Gears were magical weapons created to wage battles and define the path 
    of wars. However, there were a select few Gears who were able to control 
    other Gears, and whose existence was vital to the other Gears. These Gears 
    were called the Commander Gears. One of such Gears was Justice. He was a 
    very powerful Gear with incredible power and sheer ferociousness. But 
    humanity would soon regret his existence when he suddenly became aware of 
    himself, instead of thinking like a weapon. Tired of being manipulated by 
    humans, and seeing the potential in the Gears, he decided to lead all the 
    Gears in all-out battle against the humans. This dark period of history was 
    called the Holy War. They ultimately managed to seal Justice in another 
    dimension, but his seal would not bane him from this mortal plain entirely. 
    Manipulating the mind of the humanoid Gear Testament, the first Sacred 
    Knights tournament was created. This was about to trigger another war of 
    catastrophic proportions, but Justice was finally defeated and destroyed by 
    Sol Badguy. Justice's twisted dream of a world dominated by Gears came to an 
    abrupt end that day.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: I am Gear No. 1. The first complete and absolute of my kind.
    Vs. Ky: So this is the Sacred Order. The very essence of human good.... How
            pitiful.
    Vs. Axl: I can sense the aberrations in your body.... What is an interloper 
    like
             you doing here?
    Vs. Anji: Another Japanese man.... It looks like they haven't all died out 
    yet,
              after all.
    Vs. Baiken: Slaughter brings about hatred, and hatred brings about 
    slaughter. It
                takes a sinful being to turn that cycle to one's own side.
    Vs. Eddie: Go away. Those who are not human are not my enemy.
    Vs. Millia: You've strengthened your body with magic.... Too bad you'll 
    always
                be second class.
    Vs. Chipp: A high-speed approach to battle.... I see there is something to 
    be
               learned from you.
    Vs. Faust: This being is not in my data.... You are a precious sample. I 
    look
               forward to analyzing your DNA.
    Vs. Jam: So, you've mastered Ki force.... There's still not enough power 
    behind
             your attacks.
    Vs. Potemkin: You cannot defeat me with raw power. Is your patriotism 
    clouding
                  your judgement?
    Vs. Venom: Did you expect to win without putting your life on the line?
    Vs. Johnny: So this is what they call "divine speed". The idiocy of humans 
    never
                fails to make me laugh.
    Vs. Bridget: I'm not crushing you.... I'm crushing the future that lies 
    before
                 you. The human race must multiply no further.
    Vs. Slayer: This battle is between us and the humans. This is no place for
                beings like you, Nightwalker.
    Vs. May: Pathetic Japanese.... It disgusts me to think that there are still
             survivors.
    Vs. Dizzy: It's time for you to go to sleep.
    Vs. Zappa: Gathering spirits and wielding them as weapons.... An effective
               strategy.
    Vs. I-No: A causal interference body, huh.... What does the future demand of 
    us?
    Vs. Testament: What an interesting sample defect. How can a Gear who can 
    think
                   for himself justify this resistance?
    Vs. Robo Ky: A non-organic spiritual power amplifier? What on earth are they
                 thinking...?
    Vs. Kliff: It's finally time for this old soldier to fade away.
    Vs. Justice: What's behind this machine? Humans love wasting their time on 
    such
                 useless contraptions.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #6661
    Name: Justice
    Height: 7'7"
    Weight: 487 lbs.
    Birthday: Sep. 2
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Race: Gear/Unknown
    	A fully sentinent Gear, and the instigator of the holy war between Gears 
    and humans.
    	Most Gears are programmed to destroy everything in their path. Some 
    humanoid Gears, though, can acquire the ability to reason.
    	In addition to its' sentinence, Justice held the power to control every 
    Gear in existence, no matter their origin. This made Justice the only 
    'complete' Gear man has ever created.
    	Sealed in another dimension, it managed to escape but was soon destroyed by 
    Sol Badguy.
    	As such, a risk assessment is unnecessary.
    	Risk Rating: None
    
    	"My mission...is genocide."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Kliff U.
    |
    Ky K.
    |
    Sol B.
    (path #1)
    
    - Yes, Justice's Story Mode only contains 3 matches. It's pretty 
    straightforward too, as there are no special conditions to fill in order to 
    reach other paths. It basically tells you the story of the first Guilty Gear 
    game, so it has no relevance to this game at all, more like a historical 
    reference, if you may.
    
    (Black screen)
    That Man: Him... ...and you. I curse my powerlessness. But there is no other
              way.
    
    (Dragon Lair)
    Kliff: How many times have we met like this?
    Justice: Seventeen.
    Kliff: Excellent. Let us make today the last day of the Crusades!
    
    (after the fight)
    Justice: How can you think you can win with that aging body?
    Kliff: Because there are others who will take my place. That is the strength
           that we humans have.
    Ky: Master Kliff!
    Kliff: There are those who can carry on both my technique and my spirit.
    Ky: You! Justice!
    Justice: You show a good spirit in your eyes. The pretty eyes of someone who
             knows nothing yet but battle.
    Ky: What nonsense!
    Justice: ...Of course, I still have no intention of losing to you.
    
    (Shrine)
    Justice: ...That was a merciless enemy. Mankind is blessed with much greater
             skills as a fighting species than mere Gears. Or perhaps, it was 
    for
             precisely that reason that they created us. To provide a release 
    for
             their urge to fight, instead of destroying each other. ...If that 
    were
             true, it would be the ultimate irony. Don't you agree, Immoral 
    Flame?
    Sol: ...I've heard enough of your ramblings. Prepare yourself!
    
    (after the fight)
    Justice: Hmm.... That mark on your forehead.... You're...a Gear, aren't you. 
    A
             surviving humanoid Gear that I was unaware of. Now this is a 
    surprise.
             Very well, then. Join with me and revel in destruction!
    Sol: ....
    Justice: (clashing sound) ...How dare you! Why do you disobey my orders?!
    Sol: (clashing sound) You can ponder that in hell!
    
    (Black screen)
    That Man: Eventually, heaven and earth will fall, and man and beast will be 
    no
              more. If this suceeds.... ...You will surely be known as the 
    greatest
              traitor of all time. I have no right to apologize to you. All I 
    can do
              is pray. Frederick.... You are the world's only hope....
    Ky: ...What in the world is this? Justice is losing power? This fire and
        lava.... It must be.... Attention, all support units! The time has come 
    to
        engage and seal away Justice!
    (Pic of the full moon night sky)
    Narrator: After a hundred years, two pillars of hope met on the battlefield. 
    In
              the year 2175, with the sealing of Justice, the Crusades finally 
    came
              to an end. Once again, mankind began to walk along the road to 
    peace.
              Still, even to this day.... There are very few who know the 
    truth....
              ...About the blood tragedy that stood behind those fateful events.
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
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    KLIFF UNDRSEN
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    	Back in the times before the Holy War, Kliff was reknown as an expert 
    knight who was able to wield a sword like no other, and his loyalty and 
    bravery were reknown throughout the world. Having slained many dragons in 
    his life, Kliff was granted the greatest gift a knight could ask: the 
    'Dragonslayer', a huge sword that only the most powerful knight could wield. 
    As time passed by, Kliff grew older, and even though his body became more 
    frail, he could still retain his young body when he managed to expel his 
    whole power, even though it was only for a couple of seconds. He originally 
    created the Sacred Order of Holy Knights, whose mission was to protect the 
    world from any possible threat. This threat manifested itself shortly after, 
    with the rebellion of the Gears. Kliff and his best disciple, Ky Kiske, 
    decided to take matters into their own hands and wage the Holy War against 
    the Gears, being led by Justice. But Kliff also had a personal motive: his 
    son, Testament, who had became a humanoid Gear, was organizing the first 
    Sacred Knights tournament, using the name of Kliff's order. Kliff managed to 
    break the control Justice had on his son, but Kliff was no longer in 
    condition of fighting anymore. As the tournament ended, Kliff decided to 
    relinquish control of the Sacred Order to Ky, and retired from active duty.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Well, what say you to that? The experience of age has its' 
    benefits.
    Vs. Ky: You've improved.... I see making you leader was the right choice.
    Vs. Axl: Your clothes, your mouth.... You're trying to look younger than you
             are. But why?
    Vs. Anji: Hmm.... You're quite a spirited man, considering your slender 
    size.
    Vs. Baiken: A mere woman cannot.... Well, never mind that. Let's just say 
    that
                your soul is not evident in battle.
    Vs. Eddie: Looks like you're time is up. You have any regrets? If you do, I
               might be able to help.
    Vs. Millia: You seem to be troubled, somehow. Why don't you tell what is it 
    that
                bothers you...?
    Vs. Chipp: Your skill is unquestionable, but you lack control. You must 
    learn to
               keep your excitement at bay during battle!
    Vs. Faust: And I thought that all young people today were a lost cause....
    Vs. Jam: You buffoon! Don't waste food like that!
    Vs. Potemkin: You can't overpower this old dog.
    Vs. Venom: You've killed before.... You'll pay dearly for that.
    Vs. Johnny: An Iaido swordsman, eh? That's an old style for a young un like 
    you.
                Of course, it wasn't enough to beat me.
    Vs. Bridget: A mere child, turning a toy into a weapon.... And I thought 
    peace
                 had come to the land!
    Vs. Slayer: What is a Nightwalker doing here? Depending on how you respond, 
    you
                may not be leaving alive.
    Vs. May: I worry about your potential.... But now is not the time for that. 
    It
             is time for you to leave here.
    Vs. Dizzy: So much power.... But everyone in the world carries a weight 
    around
               like that. It's nothing to be ashamed of.
    Vs. Zappa: Quit flopping around like that and stand up straight! A true man
               faces what's in front of him!
    Vs. I-No: I appreciate your shallow advances, but you're taking this a bit 
    too
              far. What are you really up to?
    Vs. Testament: You've grown to be a fine man.... I have no further regrets.
    Vs. Robo Ky: What, are they leaving the fighting to mechanical men now? The
                 Sacred Order isn't what it used to be....
    Vs. Kliff: I don't know where you got that sword, but I think it's a bit too
               heavy for you! You'll break a hip wielding it!
    Vs. Justice: I'm sorry.... I'm afraid there's no room in the coming years 
    for
                 either one of us.
    
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    KY KISKE
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    	Being a young boy, Ky Kiske always dreamed of joining the Sacred Order of 
    Holy Knights. Being of noble blood, Ky grew up admiring people such as Kliff 
    Undrsen for their bravery and strength. Ky trained himself in mind, body, 
    and soul to become a top-notch knight and defend the ideals of justice. A 
    religious man at heart and dedicated to the mastery of the sword, Ky finally 
    managed to gain a place in the Holy Knights, and even got to fight alongside 
    his idol, Kliff. However, the situation soon prompted Ky to give his best, 
    as the Holy War against the Gears, led by Commander Gear Justice, soon 
    began. Ky then realized that being a Holy Knight was much more than just a 
    title; it had to do with putting your life on the line in order to protect 
    your friends, family, and the innocent. Using his power of electricity, Ky 
    defiled the power of Justice, but was thwarted in his attempt when Sol 
    Badguy arrived first and destroyed Justice. Ky was enfuriated for being 
    bested by a man who had no interest in anything but himself, and cursed his 
    own weakness. After the war ended, Kliff retired, and Ky was appointed as 
    head of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights, which now worked with the newly 
    created International Police Force. Ky accepts the task with responsibility, 
    and vows to stop all those criminals who create chaos. Less than common 
    criminals are what Ky will be expecting during the days after the end of the 
    Holy War....
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: That look you're giving me.... I feel like I haven't won.
    Vs. Ky: Impersonating an officer, are you? I'm afraid you're no match for my
            men.
    Vs. Axl: Regardless of the outcome, we can still shake hands afterwards. I'd
             like to keep that kind of relationship.
    Vs. Anji: Such smooth movement.... If you hadn't given up then, I might have
             been....
    Vs. Baiken: I've never seen such flawless swordsmanship before. Very 
    impressive!
    Vs. Eddie: You defiled others in life, but now it is you who is defiled in
               death.... It is almost too pathetic.
    Vs. Millia: You're asking me if I held back? True, it wasn't my best effort.
                That's the least any man would do.
    Vs. Chipp: I've never seen such speed! It took some time to adjust.
    Vs. Faust: All these bizarre moves.... Have we met before?
    Vs. Jam: Uh, maybe you shouldn't kick so high. People's eyes tend to wander, 
    you
             know.... ...Hey! Ouch!
    Vs. Potemkin: If you had removed those bonds, it could have gotten ugly. 
    Let's
                  continue to do our best to serve the public!
    Vs. Venom: Conscience is born from regretting your past mistakes and making
               things right. You should give it a try sometime.
    Vs. Johnny: A chivalrous criminal is still a criminal. Why can't you direct 
    all
                of that power towards more lawful means?
    Vs. Bridget: Even with those weak arms, you covered yourself impressively.
    Vs. Slayer: If you are truly of noble cali.... Hmm? He walked off laughing! 
    Did
                I really win?
    Vs. May: Please. It is not safe here. I will escort you to the gate.
    Vs. Dizzy: You've gotten much better at controlling your power. Now if only 
    you
               could hide your wings and your tail....
    Vs. Zappa: Just looking at you I think it's pretty obvious. Tell me...who 
    sold
               you that stuff? This is for your sake as well!
    Vs. I-No: I see nothing but evil in your eyes. You may be a woman, but I'll
              never let my guard down.
    Vs. Testament: You were a dangerous opponent. If I lost my focus for even a
                   second, I would've been in big trouble.
    Vs. Robo Ky: I used to wish I had a copy of myself during hard jobs, but 
    this is
                 ridiculous!
    Vs. Kliff: Thank you, my lord, for the lesson. Your swordsmanship is
               outstanding.
    Vs. Justice: So this is Justice.... The commander of all evil. What 
    sorrowful
                 eyes....
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #4515
    Name: Ky Kiske
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 128 lbs.
    Birthday: Nov. 20
    Blood Type: AB
    Race: Human/French
    	Former leader of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights, this charismatic 
    swordsman is now a head figure in the International Police Force.
    	Though fearsome as an enemy, his sense of duty to the law makes him easily 
    controllable.
    	Subject is being used as the base type for our Imitation Series. The 
    completion of this project will be a boom to our war potential.
    	His political power makes him a valid threat.
    	Risk Rating: B
    
    	"No matter what.... The world needs justice."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Venom
    |
    Slayer
    |
    Anji M.----------------------------------
    |						     |
    (defeat Anji)				    (perform Instant Kill on Anji)
    |						     |
    Baiken--------------------------------  I-No - Eddie - EX Zappa - Sol B.
    |						  |                           (path #3)
    (defeat Baiken in more than 30 sec.) (defeat Baiken in less than 30 sec.)
    |						  |
    Chipp Z.				        Bridget
    |						  |
    Jam K.					  Jam K.
    |						  |
    Johnny					  Chipp Z.
    (path #1)					  |
    						  Robo Ky
    						 (path #2)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Rising Force) on Anji 
    or not will define whether you take path #1 or path #2/#3. Also, depending 
    on whether you defeat Baiken in more or less than 30 seconds will define 
    which path you will take: either path #1 (more than 30 seconds) or path #2 
    (less than 30 seconds).
    - Both your fights against EX Zappa and Chipp (in path #2) will have the 
    same handicap: they will be immune to normal attacks. You must damage them 
    with special or Overdrive attacks.
    - The final battle with Robo Ky in path #2 has a pretty hefty handicap: you 
    can only damage him with Overdrive attacks.
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Sol's 
    path #2.
    
    (Nirvana)
    Ky: You over there.... Stop where you are.
    Venom: Mmm?
    Ky: You're Venom of the Assassins' Guild, correct? You're under arrest for
        first-degree murder.
    Venom: You're all alone, are you not? Keep yapping, if you like. You'll 
    regret
           it later.
    Ky: Justice isn't about numbers. And numbers do not equal power. Allow me to
        show you why.
    
    (Castle)
    Slayer: Hmph. Your skills are impressive.
    Ky: And who might you be?
    Slayer: I had a bone to pick with the man lying over there.
    Ky: I don't know who you are, but this man is a criminal. I'm about to take 
    him
        in to the proper authorities.
    Slayer: A walking embodiment of law and order, I see. You need to stop 
    looking
            upwards all the time. Sooner or later, you're going to trip on
            something.
    Ky: Are you trying to confuse me? I'm afraid it's not going to work.
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: You're more stubborn than I thought. Here, take a look at this.
    Ky: What's this...? Ahh, the latest bounty list.
    Slayer: Indeed. You know anything about the new names on there?
    Ky: What on earth.... Why is this name on the list?!
    Slayer: What did I tell you? Someone's trying to trip you up.
    Ky: Wait a minute...! Sigh.... He got away.
    
    (Colony)
    Ky: Mr. Anji Mito, I presume. There's something I'd like to speak with you
        about.
    Anji: Yeah? What is it?
    Ky: Well.... As a Japanese, you are currently wanted by the authorities.
    Anji: Heh, so that's it, huh? Well, if you think I'm going to surrender 
    quietly,
          I've got news for you!
    Ky: Wait, please! That's not what I meant!
    
    -Defeat Anji normally-
    (after the fight)
    Ky: Are you conscious?
    Anji: ...Yeah. Somehow.
    Ky: Well, in that case, would you care to talk to me?
    Anji: ...Alright. I'll tell you what you want, okay? Get that sword out of 
    my
          face.
    Ky: My apologies. Deserting a Japanese camp is a direct violation of the 
    law.
        But this case is a little different. Nobody's ever put a bounty out for
        something like this before, and the reward is simply astounding.
    Anji: ...So something fishy's going on, huh?
    Ky: That's what I am trying to figure out. So just try to stay alert for a
        little while.
    Anji: Alright. You do the same.
    
    (Colony)
    Ky: ...Whew. That wasn't very polite. I need to be more careful in the 
    future.
        Are you Ms. Baiken? The Japanese Baiken?
    Baiken: ...Another bounty hunter, huh? Get the hell out of my face!
    Ky: No, you've got it all wrong! Wait a minute...!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: ...As I was trying to say, someone's been putting huge bounties on the 
    heads
        of anyone who's Japanese.
    Baiken: I don't need you to tell me that! I've been getting chased by all 
    kinds
            of nuts lately.
    Ky: I'll look into the matter for you.
    Baiken: Bah, do whatever the hell you want. I don't give a crap about what's
            happening to you.
    Ky: Thanks for your cooperation.
    
    -Defeat Baiken in more than 30 seconds-
    (Colony)
    Ky: Whew.... That took more work than I thought. Now, who's next.... Chipp
        Zanuff. You're wanted under suspicion of first-degree murder....
    Chipp: What? You wanna go? C'mon, man!
    Ky: ...However, I believe that this is likely some kind of mistake....
    Chipp: What, you gettin' chicken now? Let's go!
    Ky: Look, just listen to what I have to say. If you continue, I'll have to
        arrest you for insulting an officer of the law.
    Chipp: You should have said that to begin with. Let's get moving!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: ...No, I'm trying to tell you! Someone is abusing the bounty system for 
    his
        own needs!
    Chipp: ...So, in other words, someone's tricked all of your dumb asses.
    Ky: Well, I...I apologize for this. But why do you have to....
    Chipp: How should I know?!
    Ky: ...Thank you for your cooperation. Excuse me.
    
    (China)
    Ky: Pardon me. May I have a word with....
    Jam: Aiyahhh! I've found the arsonist! It was you all along!
    Ky: Arsonist? Excuse me?
    Jam: That uniform! It's the same one I saw before! You've got a lot of 
    nerve,
         returning to the scene of the crime like this! Prepare yourself!
    Ky: ...Heavenly Father, are you testing my willpower yet again?
    
    (after the fight)
    Jam: Oh.... So it wasn't you, huh? Guess I went a little too far, didn't I?
    Ky: No.... Forget about it. Just try to be careful for a little while....
    
    (May Ship)
    Ky: ...I can see why they'd want the Japanese, but what do those last two 
    have
        to do with anything...? Ah, well...I'm down to the last name of the 
    list....
        May, of the Jellyfish Pirates.
    Johnny: You have some business with my little princess?
    Ky: Yes, sir. The bounty on your heads.... ...has gone up nearly ten fold 
    over
        the past few days.
    Johnny: So?
    Ky: I believe there may be some conspiracy behind this....
    Johnny: If there's a problem in the group, then we take care of it...within 
    the
            group. I don't care if there's a conspiracy or not, you're all 
    enemies
            to me.
    Ky: You're sure of yourself? In that case, I'll have to interrogate you with 
    all
        my might.
    Johnny: Well said, pal. Bring it on.
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: For someone like you to get so serious, there must be a good reason....
    Johnny: You better quit talking while you're ahead, man.
    Ky: In that case, feel free to pretend that I am talking to myself. I have
        always been opposed to the Japanese protection system.... ...but now I 
    see
        it for what it truly is. Someone is trying to gather all the Japanese
        together in the name of security. They can't be up to anything good.
    Johnny: Someone who's got the police by the balls, I'd say. I'm gonna crush 
    them
            straight from the outside.
    Ky: In which case, I will pursue them from the inside.
    Johnny: And we didn't meet here either, okay?
    Ky: Let's clear this little problem up as quickly as possible. Once that's 
    done,
        I can finally get around to arresting all of you.
    Johnny: Yep. I was born to be arrested, I guess.
    Ky: Why must I make friends with the hated and make enemies of the 
    respected....
        ...It's times like these when I miss the days of the war. The days 
    before I
        discovered the little space between good and evil....
    (Pic of Ky sitting behind a table in an office, without his turncoat, 
    looking through some papers)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Baiken in less than 30 seconds + after fight with Baiken-
    (Verdant)
    Ky: Well, on to the next bounty....
    Bridget: Wait! I'm not gonna let you get away this time!
    Ky: What's wrong, madam?
    Bridget: Gimme back my bounty money!
    Ky: Wow.... You're fast!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: ...An impostor? Of me?
    Bridget: Right. Some guy wearing your uniform.... He walked off with all of 
    the
             criminals I rounded up for him.
    Ky: I see. If you're telling the truth, then I'd best not leave him running
        free. I'll start looking for him inmediately.
    
    (China)
    Ky: She told me that the impostor went this way, but....
    Jam: Hold it, you arsonist! I'm not letting you get away this time!
    Ky: Er, that wasn't me. It was someone who looks just like me.
    Jam: Don't mess with me! You're just wasting your time! That uniform, that
         blonde hair.... Once I've seen someone, I don't ever forget what he 
    looks
         like!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: I see.... So the impostor made his way through here as well.
    Jam: Aiyahh...I'm really sorry. I think the other guy went that way.
    Ky: Thank you very much.
    
    (Phantom Town)
    Robo Ky: WELL, LOOK_AT_THIS. YOU'VE_FINALLY_CAUGHT_UP_TO_ME.
    Ky: ...This is absolutely amazing.
    Robo Ky: MMM? WHAT_IS?
    Ky: The fact that people are actually confusing you with me. How very
        unpleasant.
    Robo Ky: DON'T_RUSH_OFF, NOW. YOU_FIRST_OPPONENT_IS_RIGHT_HERE.
    Chipp: ....
    Ky: What are you doing here?
    Chipp: ...Die.
    Ky: Your eyes.... Those aren't the eyes of a sane man.
    Robo Ky: TARGET_LOCKED. ACTIVATE_BATTLE_ABILITY_GAUGE. 
    OPEN_FILE_NUMBER_0x1414
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: So you're brainwashing people....
    Robo Ky: CORRECT. I_FIND_ASSIMILATION....
             ...MUCH_MORE_EFFECTIVE_THAN_SIMPLE_ERADICATION
    Ky: Imagine.... A simple mechanical man, testing living beings as pawns.
    Robo Ky: EXACTLY. I_HAVE_FULLY_ANALYZED_ALL_OF_YOUR_BATTLE
             ABILITIES_FROM_THE_PREVIOUS_FIGHT.
    Ky: Did you think I exposed all my abilities back there? Allow me to show 
    you
        the ancient techniques of the Sacred Order of Holy Knights!
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: Alright.... Who's pulling your strings?
    Robo Ky: THEY_WON'T_LET_YOU_ESCAPE.
    Ky: I am not running. Indeed, I plan to chase them down.
    Robo Ky: HAH.... YOU'LL_UNDERSTAND_SOMEDAY.... THE_WAR.... 
    NEVER_REALLY_ENDED.
    Ky: What?! What do you mean?
    Robo Ky: THE_POSTWAR_ADMINISTRATION_BUREAU.... 
    THEY_WILL_NEVER_LET_YOU_GO_FREE.
             LOOK_AROUND_YOURSELF!
    (Pic of Ky holding Robo Ky's detached head, and surrounded by several other 
    Robo Kys)
    Ky: ...Now I understand. You were just buying time. You've got me completely
        surrounded, haven't you? ...Too bad there's not enough of you. Back 
    during
        the war, I wouldn't have even considered this a threat to my life. It 
    looks
        like the Postwar Administration Bureau still has a few things to learn 
    about
        me. (clashing sound)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Rising Force on Anji + after fight with Anji-
    (Docks)
    Anji: Uggghh....
    Ky: ...Well. I must have overdone it. I can't even talk to him. Now what 
    should
        I do...? (clashing sound) Who's there?!
    I-No: Aww.... You're so cute. I couldn't bear to hit you.
    Ky: I can smell the blood on your hands!
    I-No: It just won't do for someone like you to get in my way, you see. 
    Still,
          you came all this way. ...I might as well play with you.
    
    (Hell)
    I-No: Ahh, hahaha! So you go around attacking women with that big blade of
          yours, huh? You stinking animal!
    Ky: You've finally revealed your true colors....
    I-No: Oh, pipe down! This guy is all the action you deserve.
    Eddie: THAT BODY.... HAND OVER YOUR BODY!
    Ky: What the...?
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: What have you done to my dearest pet...!
    Ky: Halt! You're not getting away!
    
    (Phantom Town)
    Zappa: He-He-Help me! The red girl.... She's....
    Ky: Are you alright? Don't worry. You're safe now.
    Zappa: It's all over.... Everything...I'm gonna faint....
    Ky: Hang on! Get a grip of yourself!
    Zappa (possessed): HEEEEEEEEEE....
    Ky: Huh?
    
    (Paris)
    Ky: Where are you? Over here? (slash)
    I-No: Oof.
    Sol: All taken care of. Now leave.
    Ky: I'm afraid I cannot. As an officer, I must bring the body to the local
        police station.
    Sol: This isn't any place for the likes of you, man.
    Ky: That is for me to decide.
    Sol: You got a lot of nerve, you know that?
    Ky: Do not misunderstand me. I am merely performing my duty.
    
    (Pic of Sol and Ky's silhouettes in front of a fiery background. Sol is 
    standing with his back facing Ky, quite relaxed, while Ky is still in guard)
    Sol: Alright, that's enough.
    Ky: Why are you hiding it?
    Sol: What?
    (Close-up of Ky's face)
    Ky: I know you are going after the man who created the Gears. If his work 
    was
        the root cause of the war, it is also my duty to chase him.
    (Sol appears in the foreground, his cocky smile barely visible. Ky stands 
    behind him, concerned)
    Sol: You'd better stop.
    Ky: Why? I am fully prepared to die for the sake of justice!
    (Close-up of Sol's face with his mocking smirk)
    Sol: Justice?
    (Back to the pic of Sol standing in the foreground with Ky behind him)
    Sol: What if your pursuit of this 'justice' brings an end to the current 
    peace?
         Would you be able to live with that?
    (Close-up of Ky's eyes)
    Ky: I...but....
    (Back to the former pic)
    Sol: ...I knew it. See, this is why spoiled brats like you should just stay 
    out
         of all this.
    (Sol vanishes, Ky tries to reach out for him)
    Ky: Wait! Sol! ...Sigh.
    (Black screen)
    Ky: What was going on behind the scenes during the war?
    (Pic of Ky standing in front of a stained-glass window from a cathedral, as 
    cherry blossom leaves fall)
    Ky: Is it really necessary to disrupt the earth and hurt defenseless
        citizens....
    (Close-up of Ky's face, sideways, with his eyes closed)
    Ky: ...Just to find out what happened? ...Well, if it is....
    (Ky opens his eyes)
    Ky: ...Then I'll have no choice but to be your enemy. Is that what you 
    want?!
    (Black screen)
    Ky: Sooooolll!!
    (Pic of Ky opening his arms and looking to the skies with a sight of 
    desperation, as the stained glass window still stands behind him)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    MAY
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    	This upbeat and cheerful young lady is a member of the Jellyfish Pirates, a 
    band of air bandits that use an airship named after May herself (the 'May 
    Ship') to commit their crimes. May always lives in high spirits, doing her 
    best to help her crew members (like April, one of her best friends and 
    fellow crew member aboard the May Ship) and most of all, her captain Johnny, 
    whom May has a huge crush for. Everything she does seem to search the 
    approval of Johnny himself. But May is no helpless girl, either...She is 
    able to wield a huge anchor and summon creatures from the sea to help her. 
    May has also made friends with the new crew member, a special person called 
    Dizzy, who Johnny took in after a bounty was placed on her head, since Dizzy 
    is no other than a Commander Gear. However, May does not realize that she 
    herself has a past shrouded in mystery, which is closely tied to the 
    disappeared country of Japan. May also has a certain phobia towards bald 
    people....
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: I don't care who you are. Nothing can stop a maiden in love!
    Vs. Ky: Cute.... But too young for my tastes. I like 'em a little bit older.
    Vs. Axl: Ugh, my timing was just awful. Listen, could we go one more time 
    before
             you run into Johnny?
    Vs. Anji: Hey, isn't it dangerous to fight with your glasses on?! I mean, 
    that'd
              be no problem for Johnny, but....
    Vs. Baiken: (Wow, look at those breasts!) Too bad Johnny doesn't like rough
                girls!
    Vs. Eddie: Hah! Whatever! I'm not afraid of you! You're already dead!
    Vs. Millia: Oh, I'm so jealous of your hair! You've got great control!
    Vs. Chipp: You sure move around fast.... And you fell down even faster!
    Vs. Faust: Ugh, that gave me chills. You're bald under there, aren't ya?
    Vs. Jam: (What a great set of legs....) Johnny doesn't go for your type, 
    though.
    Vs. Potemkin: Oh, don't be so gloomy! Lots of girls go for macho men!
    Vs. Venom: It's better than nothing, but.... Doesn't all that hair get 
    annoying?
    Vs. Johnny: I'm sorry, Johnny. But you know, this is for the good of our 
    love!
    Vs. Bridget: Children shouldn't tease us adults, you know. You need to learn
                 some respect, little boy!
    Vs. Slayer: Wow, he's so handsome.... Ah! No! I mean, um, Johnny is so much
                better looking than you! So there!
    Vs. May: Trying to masquerade as me to get close to Johnny, huh? He wouldn't
             even give you the time of day!
    Vs. Dizzy: This is a part of your crew training. You never know what 
    challenges
               might be waiting for you when you go shopping.
    Vs. Zappa: Ack! Um, no, it's nothing. It's just...your body is pretty 
    flexible!
               Um, so, can you walk? (Why's he laughing...?)
    Vs. I-No: Johnny's got far better taste than to be attracted by you!
    Vs. Testament: You try to look all handsome, but you're just a tough guy 
    punk.
                   Boooorrrring.
    Vs. Robo Ky: Um, are you okay? You're blowing smoke out of your head.... 
    Uh-oh,
                 now you're twitching....
    Vs. Kliff: Wow, old man! Your hair's amazing! What's your secret?
    Vs. Justice: That's what happens to anyone who messes with Johnny! (...I 
    won! I
                 can't believe it!)
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #4058
    Name: May
    Height: 5'2"
    Weight: 104 lbs.
    Birthday: May 5 (presumed)
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/Unknown
    	Subject works directly under Johnny as a member of the Jellyfish air 
    pirates.
    	She wields a ship's anchor as a weapon.
    	Her complete devotion to Johnny will make her easy to control, should the 
    need arise.
    	Although her birthplace is unknown, evidence suggests that she is of 
    Japanese descent. We are currently seeking confirmation on this matter.
    	While not particularly dangerous by herself, the thought of a powerful 
    organization like the Jellyfish Pirates holding a Japanese woman is rather 
    disturbing.
    	Risk Rating: A
    
    	"I'll do anything for Johnny!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No
    |
    Testament
    |
    Zappa
    |
    Faust------------------------------------
    |					           |
    (defeat Faust in more than 30 sec.)     (defeat Faust in less than 30 sec.)
    |						     |
    Millia R.-----------------------------  Anji M. - I-No - Robo Ky
    |					        |			   (path #3)
    (defeat Millia in more than 30 sec.) (defeat Millia in less than 30 sec.)
    |				              |
    Eddie						  I-No
    |				              |
    Potemkin					  Bridget
    (path #1)					 (path #2)
    
    - The only thing you should be worrying about here is how fast you defeat 
    both Faust and Millia. Defeating Faust in less than 30 seconds will take you 
    to path #3, while defeating him in more than 30 seconds will prompt you for 
    a match with Millia, where the 30 second rule also applies (more than 30 
    seconds will lead to path #1, while less than that will take you to path 
    #2).
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Anji's 
    path #2.
    
    (May Ship)
    May: Such nice weather we're having.... Hey, why don't we knock off work 
    today
         and go to port somewhere?
    April: Forget it! We're already in the red this month as it is.
    May: Oh...okay.... Well, hopefully something'll come to us instead. 
    (explosion)
    I-No: Oh, I'm so sorry! I didn't mean to dent your lovely ship like that.
    April: Oh, no, not more expenses...!
    May: Look, I don't know who you are or where you're from.... ...but what the
         hell did you just do to our ship?!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: You're paying me back for the deck damage! Got it?
    I-No: You're cute, you know that? Too bad my beef's not with you....
    Dizzy: Huh? Kyaaaaaaaaahhh! (explosion)
    May: Dizzy?!
    I-No: Catch you later!
    May: Hey! Wait....
    Testament: ...What's going on here?
    May: It's Dizzy.... She's got pushed right off the deck.... Hey, wait a 
    minute!
         Who are you?
    Testament: Is that how you repay her?
    May: Huh?
    Testament: Is it your people's custom to betray the trust of a Gear with a 
    human
               heart?
    May: No! You don't understand!
    
    (Phantom Town)
    May: He must've been a friend of Dizzy's. ...I guess I'd be upset too if I 
    found
         out that a friend of mine was pushed off the side of a ship. ...I 
    wonder
         where she landed, though?
    Zappa: Excuse me.... You there, the cute little pirate lady....
    May: Huh? What is it?
    Zappa: I'm looking for a doctor named Faust....
    May: Uh-huh, and...?
    Zappa (possessed): ...AND I HATE YOUUUUU!!
    May: Hey, that's not very nice!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: Man, the people you run into....
    Faust: Oh, my, you appear to be injured.
    May: Hey.... I've seen you before. What was your name again?
    Faust: My name is Faust. I'm a doctor.
    May: Faust? I just ran into a guy looking for a doctor named Faust.... He 
    went
         right up and started attacking me all of a sudden.... Scared the 
    bejeezus
         out of me.
    Faust: I'm terribly sorry. Let me take a look at your injuries.
    May: Weird.... I'm feeling this kind of chill....
    Faust: Chill? That's not a good sign. Your wounds might be infected.
    May: I'm getting goosebumps. And that can only mean....
    Faust: Oh, dear. I'll need to begin treatment quickly....
    May: You're bald, aren't you, mister?
    Faust: Pardon?
    May: I hate, hate, HATE bald people!
    
    -Defeat Faust in more than 30 seconds-
    (Russia)
    May: Whew.... This should be far enough away from him.
    Millia: Hey, girl, what're you doing at a place like this?
    May: Oh, thank God.... Someone with hair.
    Millia: Huh...? What're you talking about? Even if you are a child, some 
    things
            are just better left unsaid, you know.
    May: Oh.... Sorry. I didn't mean to touch any sore nerves.
    Dizzy: Kyaah! Help!
    Eddie: YOUR BODY WILL BE MINE!
    Millia: That voice...Zato?!
    May: Hey, it's Dizzy!
    Millia: What're you following me for?
    May: Huh?
    Millia: Zato...he's my target, alright? This isn't something a child should 
    see.
            So how about you just be nice and stay here for a while?
    May: I can't do that! My crew is in danger!
    Millia: Sorry, kid, but I'm not playing around here.
    
    -Defeat Millia in more than 30 seconds-
    (Hell)
    Eddie: WHO ARE YOU?
    May: That girl's part of my crew. I'm here to get her back!
    Eddie: A HUMAN LIKE YOU? YOU THINK A LUMP OF FLESH AND BONE CAN DEFEAT ME?
    May: You bet! Here goes!
    
    (Docks)
    May: Dizzy! Where are you?! (smash/bullets fired/hit/smash) Dizzy? Are you
         alright?
    Potemkin: Dizzy's right here. I've taken care of the one who caused all 
    this.
    Dizzy: Ooooooohh....
    May: What's wrong, Dizzy? Are you okay?! How could you do this to Dizzy?!
    Potemkin: Hey! Wait! What are you doing?
    
    (after the fight)
    Dizzy: Huh...? I....
    May: Oh, wonderful! You're alright! April, do you copy?
    April: Loud and clear. Did you find Dizzy?
    May: Yep! She doesn't seem to be too badly injured, either.
    April: Alright. I'll send out a pickup vessel right now.
    Dizzy: I'm sorry for making you do all this....
    May: What're you talking about? We're all part of the same crew, you know.
    Dizzy: Right.... Thank you very much.
    May: C'mon, don't worry about it! I'd do this for anyone. You don't have to 
    feel
         like you owe me anything.
    Dizzy: Okay....
    May: Well! How about we start heading back, then? Everyone's waiting for us.
    Dizzy: Okay!
    Potemkin: ....
    (Pic of May, Dizzy, and April atop a small plane heading for the skies. May 
    points upwards, as a world map lies beneath them. On the map lies Potemkin 
    face first, with May's anchor atop his back)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Millia in less than 30 seconds + after fight with Millia-
    (Docks)
    May: It's you! I knew it!
    I-No: Oh, great. Not this kid again.
    May: What the hell are you doing to my friend?!
    I-No: Hmmm.... Well, for starters, I could rip off those weird-looking wings 
    of
          hers. Or maybe I should go for the tail first? This monster's trying 
    to
          act human.... ...I'm just trying to beat some sense into it.
    May: Dizzy isn't a monster! She's not a monster at all!
    I-No: Oh? And what exactly makes a Gear anything but a monster?
    May: I'll pummel anyone who talks trash about my friend!
    
    (Verdant)
    May: Dizzy, are you okay?
    Dizzy: Yes...I'm fine.
    May: Thank goodness. Alright, let's go home.
    Bridget: Wait just a minute!
    May: Huh?
    Bridget: I'm going after the bounty on that girl's head.
    May: Bounty...? I didn't realize you still had one.
    Dizzy: I tried to tell her that myself...but she wouldn't listen to me.
    Bridget: I don't care what you say, I'm gonna take that girl back to the
             authorities.
    May: Hey! Hold on there, buster! Dizzy! The ship's gonna be here soon, so 
    you go
         on ahead, okay?
    Dizzy: Okay. Sorry about all this....
    Bridget: Hey! Wait!
    
    (Pic of May and Bridget sitting down on the ground, talking. At the left, 
    May seems concerned, while at the right, giving his back towards the screen, 
    Bridget seems to be explaining something)
    May: Look, that bounty list of yours is totally outdated.
    Bridget: What? No way.... This is a police blotter. Just because the reward
             changed doesn't mean it's invalid all of a sudden, right?
    May: Well, normally, yeah. This is more of a political situation, though....
    Bridget: Oh...Really?
    May: Right. As far as the world is concerned, this girl's dead. So don't 
    tell
         anyone, okay?
    Bridget: But....
    May: Oh, and one more thing. Dizzy's never done anything bad in her 
    lifetime.
         Ever. Do you believe me?
    Bridget: ...I believe you. I'm sorry to put you through all this trouble. 
    I'll
             make sure to keep my list updated from now on.
    May: Wonderful!
    Bridget: Come to think of it.... There was a call earlier for a girl with an
             anchor....
    May: Uhh...really? I wonder who it could be? I certainly don't carry 
    anything
         like that around....
    Bridget: ...Well, I guess having a bounty on your head doesn't necessarily 
    make
             you a bad person.
    May: Right, right! Exactly! I mean, Johnny's got, like, zillions on
         his...whoops.
    Bridget: You know, May, you sure know a lot about the bounty situation. 
    Could
             you tell me about some of them?
    May: Ah, well...uh.... Sure.... No problem!
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Faust in less than 30 seconds + after fight with Faust-
    (Colony)
    May: Sigh.... Where on earth did Dizzy run off to?
    Anji: Hey there, little lady.... What's troubling your mind today? Oh, hold
          on.... You're that Japanese girl, aren't you?
    May: Japanese?
    Anji: ...Oh. Never mind.
    May: What's that mean? I've been wondering about that....
    Anji: Oh, um, it's a grown-up thing.
    May: I'm a grown-up! If you don't tell me, I'll have to hurt you!
    Anji: Agh!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: Well?
    Anji: Sigh.... Japan is the name of an island nation that was destroyed 
    during
          the Crusades.
    May: That's it? Then why did Johnny keep it a secret from me all this 
    time...?
    Anji: Because of the Japanese survivors. They're so scarce that they were 
    all
          put into protective custody. I managed to escape. If you blab about it
          carelessly, the police will come running.
    May: So that's how it is....
    Anji: I'll let you find out the rest for yourself.
    May: Thanks, pops!
    
    (Docks)
    May: That took up way too much time.... ...Hey! There you are, Dizzy!
    I-No: Oh, great. Not this kid again.
    May: What the hell are you doing to my friend?!
    I-No: Hmmm.... Well, for starters, I could rip off those weird-looking wings 
    of
          hers. Or maybe I should go for the tail first? This monster's trying 
    to
          act human.... ...I'm just trying to beat some sense into it.
    May: Dizzy isn't a monster! She's not a monster at all!
    I-No: Oh? And what exactly makes a Gear anything but a monster?
    May: I'll pummel anyone who talks trash about my friend!
    
    (May Ship)
    Johnny: You. Glad to see you safe.
    May: Sorry I took so long.
    Johnny: Looks like Dizzy wasn't seriously hurt, either.
    May: ...Great.
    Johnny: What's wrong? You don't look too happy.
    May: Um...well.... It's just that...I don't remember a thing about my past. 
    And,
         I mean, I used to think that was fine and all.... ...but lately, I've 
    been
         realizing that I want to know what happened.
    Johnny: Really....
    May: Wait! No! The Jellyfish Pirates.... I know that's my REAL family. And 
    you,
         Johnny, you always look after me so much, and.... ...and, and, auuggh, 
    what
         am I saying?!
    Johnny: I understand.
    May: No, you don't understand! Listen.... ...Johnny? (explosion)
    Robo Ky: TARGET_DETECTED! COMMENCING_ATTACK! RESISTANCE_IS_FUTILE.
             SURRENDER_IMMEDIATELY...EH?
    May: I can't believe this!! Why'd you have to show up at a time like this?! 
    I'm
         not gonna let you go home without paying the price!
    
    (after the fight)
    May: This is horrible!! Why does everything always turn out like this?
    Johnny: Now, now. You're in a bad mood, aren't you?
    May: Sniff.... Just forget about me, alright?
    Johnny: May.
    May: Yeah....
    (Pic of Johnny and May holding hands and close to each other, dancing atop 
    the deck of the May Ship)
    Johnny: My little princess.... Would you care to dance?
    May: ...I'd be happy to.
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MILLIA RAGE
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	A gorgeous woman whose gracious beauty matches her deadly prowess as an 
    assassin. Millia joined the Assassins' Guild at a very young age, and soon 
    enough learned to lose her innocence and give in to the cold-blooded spirit 
    of an assassin. Her eyes lacking emotion or pity, Millia would accomplish 
    her tasks effectively and without fail. She accomplished with the help of 
    her own, long blonde hair. Having been subject to the same experiment that 
    her leader, Zato-One, in the ways of the dark arts, Millia's hair gained the 
    ability to grow and become as sharp as any blade. Zato-One was the man who 
    guided Millia through all the way, training her well as an assassin. 
    However, Millia was hired to eliminate her own benefactor when he turned his 
    back on the Assassins' Guild. Millia seemed to be haunted by Zato-One, as 
    she blames him for making her the monster she was. Millia finally managed to 
    do away with Zato-One in the first Sacred Knights tournament, or so she 
    thought. Having retired from the assassin industry, Millia now lives her 
    life helping the authorities disband criminal gangs in order to keep her own 
    freedom. She will know soon enough that she will not be able to do away with 
    her past so easily.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Were you trying to help me? I may not have another chance. For now, 
    I
             thank you.
    Vs. Ky: I mean you no disrespect, but.... Can't you take this a little more
            seriously.
    Vs. Axl: Don't stare at me like that!
    Vs. Anji: You're a sore loser to the end. I kind of like that.
    Vs. Baiken: You're too emotional. You've got to be more alert or you'll 
    never
                catch me off-guard.
    Vs. Eddie: You make me sick when your face flickers like that. If you're 
    dead,
               then get yourself buried already.
    Vs. Millia: Do you know how hard I worked to become this powerful? It didn't
                just happen overnight.
    Vs. Chipp: So fast....
    Vs. Faust: Not to make you feel better, but.... It's never too late to just
               start over from scratch, you know.
    Vs. Jam: Abandoning your dream so easily? Maybe giving up is a smart move.
    Vs. Potemkin: What a solid guy....
    Vs. Venom: Aren't you his right-hand man? I'm going to kill him, you know. 
    Try
               not to hold a grudge, pal.
    Vs. Johnny: You're always SO confident.... Ugh, I can't stand it!
    Vs. Bridget: Be careful with that thing. It doesn't look like a toy meant 
    for a
                 child.
    Vs. Slayer: Don't pity me; I chose this path. After I fulfill my goal, then 
    I
                can start worrying about regret.
    Vs. May: What pure eyes.... I hope you never lose that quality.
    Vs. Dizzy: Good thing for me you're not accustomed to battle.... Your 
    potential
               is unbelieveable.
    Vs. Zappa: I've often been told I have bad luck with men, but this is 
    strange.
               When we look at each other, our eyes don't meet.
    Vs. I-No: Don't you just hate chicks like that? All talk and no prowess.
    Vs. Testament: Don't move.... If you remain still, you can go quickly and
                   easily....
    Vs. Robo Ky: An assassin is an unfeeling machine. That's what I was taught 
    back
                 then...but that just doesn't cut it anymore.
    Vs. Kliff: No matter how old they are.... ...all men care about is size.
    Vs. Justice: My hair.... It's ruined!
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #8127
    Name: Millia Rage
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 106 lbs.
    Birthday: Unknown
    Blood Type: B
    Race: Human/Russian
    	Formerly a hired assassin, the subject is now working with the IPF to 
    dismantle the Guild and capture Zato-One in exchange for her acquittal.
    	The test case for an undisclosed new form of occult art, she uses her hair 
    as a weapon.
    	It is believed her hair falls under the same classification as Gears and 
    Forbidden Beasts.
    	She can be easily controlled if her desire for revenge agaisnt Zato is used 
    against her.
    	Although she is not a major threat, her capture and dissection will offer 
    insight into the forces that drive her hair.
    	Risk Rating: C
    
    	"Why must you torment me, even after death?"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    I-No
    |
    Bridget
    |
    Jam K.------------------
    |				|
    (defeat Jam)	     (perform Instant Kill on Jam)
    |				|
    Venom			     Sol B.
    |				|
    May			     Eddie
    |				|
    Slayer------------     I-No
    |		      |   (path #3)
    (defeat Slayer) (perform Instant Kill on Slayer)
    (path #1)		|
                     Eddie
    		     (path #2)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Iron Maiden) on Jam or 
    not will define whether you will take path #1/#2 or #3. Likewise, if you 
    defeat Slayer normally in path #1, you will reach the end, but if you 
    perform the Iron Maiden on him, you will gain access to path #2.
    - Both of your final battles against Eddie (path #2) and I-No (path #3) will 
    have the same handicap: both will be able to inflict double damage and will 
    be able to heal themselves gradually.
    - Your match with Slayer has another handicap: he will be immune to normal 
    attacks. You must perform special or Overdrive moves in order to damage him.
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Sol's 
    path #1.
    
    (Docks)
    Millia: Who's there?
    I-No: Kyaah!
    Millia: Uh, what?
    I-No: Please, someone save me!
    Millia: What are you doing?!
    
    (after the fight)
    Millia: What was that for?!
    I-No: (Damn, she's still alive). I'm so sorry I panicked like that.
    Millia: What's wrong?
    I-No: I was attacked by a black beast over there and I just didn't know what 
    to
          do with myself!
    Millia: Black...beast? Could you tell me where it was?
    I-No: Over that way.
    Millia: Thank you!
    
    (Verdant)
    Millia: That's strange. She said this was the place.
    Bridget: Ah, there she is. Ms. Millia Rage, I presume?
    Millia: Yeah but who are you?
    Bridget: I'm Bridget. I'm a bounty hunter.
    Millia: Um, okay. So what does a bounty hunter want with me?
    Bridget: Well, I'm here to catch you, of course. Let's see.... "The assassin
             Millia, a.k.a. The Blonde Huntress". Yep, no question about it. "A
             brazen witch who uses her transformable hair to seduce men and 
    women".
    Millia: ...Oh, brother. I don't even know where to begin with that one.
    Bridget: Well, here we go!
    
    (after the fight)
    Millia: Something's wrong with your contract. It's true I was once an 
    assassin,
            but that bounty's been lifted from my shoulders for a long time now. 
    You
            sure your information isn't outdated?
    Bridget: That's weird.... I heard this was the latest info.
    Millia: Sigh.... Oh well. Just be careful about picking the wrong target.
    Bridget: Sorry about that....
    
    (China)
    Jam: Ah-hah! I have you now! You brazen transformable hair witch! Let's do 
    this!
    Millia: ...That hurts, you know. There's nothing more important to a woman 
    than
            her modesty.
    
    -Defeat Jam normally-
    (Nirvana)
    Millia: Does someone have a grudge against me or something?
    Venom: Earning grudges is just a part of the job. Even for an ex-assassin.
           Although the contract that's out on your head wasn't my doing.
    Millia: Oh, it's you again. You know, I'm getting real tired of you.
    Venom: I'm well aware. ...But you are the one who killed master Zato.
    Millia: That is true. You holding a grudge about that?
    Venom: It is my privilege to hold grudges on his behalf.
    Millia: And you're planning on involving me in your obsession with him? 
    You've
            come to resemble Zato, you know.
    Venom: Say what you will. I will uphold my loyalty. I don't expect someone 
    like
           you, who threw everything away, to understand.
    Millia: What a pain....
    
    (May Ship)
    Millia: I wonder where Zato...no, rather, I wonder where that 'shadow' went?
    May: Huff...huff...I think I'll be okay. I made it this far, after all.
    Millia: Well, hello there. What are you doing here, child?
    May: Ah, thank goodness.... You're not a baldy.
    Millia: Now wait a second.... What do you mean, 'baldy'? Child or not, you
            shouldn't go saying things like that.
    May: I'm sorry. I didn't mean it like-
    Dizzy: Kyaah! Help!
    Eddie: YOUR BODY WILL BE MINE!
    Millia: That voice...Zato?!
    May: Hey, it's Dizzy!
    Millia: What're you following me for?
    May: Huh?
    Millia: Zato...he's my target, alright? This isn't something a child should 
    see.
            So how about you just be nice and stay here for a while?
    May: I can't do that! My crew is in danger!
    Millia: Sorry, kid, but I'm not playing around here.
    
    (Hell)
    Slayer: Millia Rage.
    Millia: Come on, move. He'll get away.
    Slayer: ...That sad animal is already at the end of its' life.
    Millia: What?!
    Slayer: There's no need for you to get involved. How about you just leave 
    him
            be?
    Millia: No. I must finish him with my own hand.
    Slayer: Zato is dead, Millia. There's no need to obsess over a corpse.
    Millia: ...Look, I listened to what you had to say, so would you please move
            now?
    Slayer: I'm afraid I can't do that. I still have my responsibility as the
            founder of the Guild.
    Millia: ...So it's you.... No wonder my hair is restless. But really, at 
    this
            point, there's no need for me to be worrying about you.
    
    -Defeat Slayer normally-
    (after the fight)
    Millia: ...Is killing you beyond my power?
    Slayer: I'm sorry, but it would appear so.
    Millia: This was just a bid for time, wasn't it? Why do you protect that 
    beast?
    Slayer: I am not protecting him. Surely you've realized it? He represents 
    your
            future form as well.
    Millia: I will not become like him!
    Slayer: Perhaps that is true, for now. But time will have its' way with you. 
    You
            can still save yourself, if you change the path upon which you 
    tread.
    Millia: My...path...?
    (Pic of Millia standing, looking to the skies, from a bird view)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Iron Maiden on Slayer + after fight with Slayer-
    Slayer: Argh!
    Millia: Looks like I've finally gotten through to you. Now, will you move?
    Slayer: I don't want to let you pass. Surely you realize that that hair of 
    yours
            is alive?
    Millia: ...Of course. I know it better than anyone.
    
    (Hell)
    Eddie: GYURROOOHH!
    Millia: ...He really is a sad being. I'll put you out of your misery.
    
    (Pic of Millia with her hair totally loose, grasping her shoulder, which has 
    a wound on it. The sky behind her is a bloody dusk)
    Eddie: GYARRRGGGHH!
    Millia: ...Well, that settles that. I think I.... ...used too much of my 
    power.
            Argh.... No. I can still make it. I'm not like him yet. I've finally
            gotten my life back. It starts here. The future...starts here.
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Iron Maiden on Jam + after fight with Jam-
    Jam: You call that modesty?!
    Millia: The loser will always look worse. Enough about that.... Anyway, 
    there's
            no bounty on my head.
    Jam: That can't be! The contract says....
    Millia: Hey, who gave you that?
    Jam: A woman in red clothes.
    Millia: Red clothes.... Did she perhaps have a guitar?
    
    (Paris)
    Sol: ...What the hell do you want?
    Millia: Well, look who it is.... Hey, I'm chasing after a musician in red. 
    Is
            she perhaps an acquaintance of yours?
    Sol: ...Give up and go away.
    Millia: I thought so. I didn't want to interfere with you, but you're making 
    it
            awfully difficult this time.
    Sol: Don't blame me for what happens to you....
    
    (Hell)
    Eddie: GYARRRGGGHH!
    Millia: Is this really what I've been chasing? It's already on the verge of
            death. What a sad sight. Don't worry. I'll make it painless....
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: Oh, brother. I can't help watching this. (shot)
    Eddie: GYYYAAOH!
    I-No: What a worthless creature. I wanted you to kill each other, and you 
    didn't
          even hurt her.
    Millia: I knew it was you who was behind this. The contracts and Eddie were 
    both
            your doing, I assume?
    I-No: Heheheh. It's so much fun to watch the little bugs squash each other.
    Millia: I give you my thanks. I've experienced much trouble because of all 
    this.
            But I have a feeling that if I just defeat you, I can finally sleep 
    in
            peace.
    I-No: Oh you're gonna sleep in place, alright!
    
    (Pic of Millia, with short hair now, running her hand through her hair, 
    having a happy smile on her face as she looks back with her hair running 
    through the wind. Behind her, in a small grass hill, there is a tombstone 
    with what's left of Millia hair atop it)
    Millia: Phew. It's finally over. Revenge sure leaves one feeling empty when 
    it's
            finally done. Not that I expected anything more. Rest in peace, 
    Zato.
            I'll never forget you. The assassin Millia will always be with you. 
    You
            saved me, raised me, dirtied my soul...and loved me. So this is 
    yours.
            Heh...I feel as if I've finally been freed from a heavy burden. Ahh, 
    the
            wind.... What a pleasant breeze. Well, then.... Where shall I go 
    from
            here?
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    POTEMKIN
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    	Born in the floating continent of Zepp, Potemkin soon became part of the 
    rigorous system that ruled Zepp for so many years. Being a highly advanced 
    country that was proficient in the development of machines and was highly 
    industrialized, the government of Zepp treated their population as machines 
    themselves. Potemkin was reduced to being a mere slave, and in order to 
    ensure that he wouldn't escape, his superiors cast upon his body a heavy 
    mechanic collar and wristguards, that not only slowed down his movements, 
    but were also installed with a bomb, set to explode in case Potemkin decided 
    to escape. Potemkin worked hard against this handicap, and builded up his 
    body by carrying heavy weights and manuevering big machinery. The result was 
    that Potemkin became a huge behemoth, whose strength could bend steel with 
    the greatest of ease. But Potemkin longed for freedom, and thus he 
    befriended a rebel leader called Gabriel. Gabriel was set to unleash a 
    coup-de-etat on the rulers of Zepp, and Potemkin offered himself to help. He 
    fought in the first Sacred Knights tournament in order to discover the 
    secrets of the Gears, who could possibly pose a threat to Zepp. Gabriel 
    managed to assume leadership of Zepp in that period of time, and once he 
    did, he made Potemkin his right-hand man. Even though the bomb in his armor 
    was removed, Potemkin continued to fight with it, considering that it helped 
    him augment his strength. Now, Zepp has became much more intrigued with the 
    nature of the Gears, and Gabriel has comissioned Potemkin to find out what 
    is truly behind the ambition of the Gears.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: I have the will of my country behind me. What do you have? 
    Anything?
    Vs. Ky: There's no need for words. If you want a rematch, I'll grant it 
    anytime.
    Vs. Axl: That sure is long, but it's too thin. You can't stop my rush with 
    an
             attack like that.
    Vs. Anji: You're treating this war like it's just another street brawl. Your
              manner is truly splendid.
    Vs. Baiken: Your eyes exude the knowledge of life. Truly a great fighter for 
    a
                woman!
    Vs. Eddie: It is not my predilection to go beating on a dead horse...but I 
    have
               little pity for a cannibal.
    Vs. Millia: I'm not used to your battle style. Perhaps I went a little too
                far.... You aren't hurt, are you?
    Vs. Chipp: I admire your ferocious tenacity, but you've got to learn when to
               pull back.
    Vs. Faust: Your attacks are relentless! That was a painful battle.
    Vs. Jam: I always believed a fist with an ambitious spirit could crush any
             sword. I now see that this applies to women as well.
    Vs. Potemkin: You thought you could fool me, huh? Two of us couldn't exist 
    in
                  this world. You should've known better.
    Vs. Venom: Your feeble distractions did nothing to compromise my 
    determination.
    Vs. Johnny: Your skill with the sword is truly unquestionable. But you might
                want to cut down on the chatter a bit.
    Vs. Bridget: A brilliant performance. To call that mere child's play would 
    be a
                 disservice.
    Vs. Slayer: The tide of battle is turned by what lives in your heart. If you
                wish to fight, show me your spirit!
    Vs. May: Please, do not look at me like I'm some kind of mythical beast.
    Vs. Dizzy: I'll dispense with the formalities. If you've found companions, 
    I'd
               advise you to stick with them.
    Vs. Zappa: Your moves are awe-inspiring! I acknowledge your determination, 
    but
               it is what led you to your downfall.
    Vs. I-No: One should choose their partners with care, you know. Even in this
              place we have some civility.
    Vs. Testament: You've got some good tricks. But without any soul in them,
                   they're useless against me.
    Vs. Robo Ky: What a wonder of engineering.... I had no idea anyone outside 
    of
                 Zepp had this kind of technology.
    Vs. Kliff: Your skill truly transcends your age. I admire your resolution!
    Vs. Justice: I'm sorry, but.... The human race has to survive.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #9989
    Name: Potemkin
    Height: 8'
    Weight: 1446 lbs.
    Birthday: Oct. 18
    Blood Type: O
    Race: Human/Zeppian
    	Former slave of the empire of Zepp, subject was the vanguard of the Zepp 
    revolution and currently works for the new government.
    	With his giant frame and mastery of Zeppian combat, his sheer battle power 
    is comparable to that of an entire guard-based army division.
    	However, as an officer of Zepp, he can be easily diverted due to his 
    loyalties toward his country. The real danger lies in his ties with Gabriel, 
    Zepp's current president. With this in mind, he is considered to be a 
    moderate threat.
    	Risk Rating: B
    
    	"My fist is clenched for justice."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Slayer
    |
    Baiken
    |
    Testament
    |
    Eddie-------------------------
    |					|
    (no continues)		     (continues) - I-No
    |							   |
    Dizzy--------------------------------     Bridget
    |						 |    (path #2)
    (defeat Dizzy in more than 30 sec.) (defeat Dizzy in less than 30 sec.)
    |					       |
    Johnny					 May
    (path #1)					 |
    						 Robo Ky
    						(path #3)
    
    - Your battle with Dizzy will certainly be a tough one, since she can 
    inflict double damage and can gradually heal herself. The catch here is that 
    you must defeat her in less than 30 seconds if you want to gain access to 
    path #3 (more than 30 seconds for path #1). As you might have considered, 
    it's a pretty tough task. Although there is a way.... ^_-
    - Your final battle with Johnny in path #1 also has a handicap: you can only 
    damage him with Overdrive attacks (he is immune to normal and special 
    attacks).
    - Likewise, your final match against Bridget in path #2 also has a small 
    catch: you are unable to jump. It's not as annoying as the battle with 
    Johnny, though....
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed May's 
    path #3.
    
    (Castle)
    Potemkin: What are you doing here?
    Slayer: Gabriel's apprentice.... I've heard about you.
    Potemkin: I am no longer an apprentice. I serve the public of Zepp and 
    protect
              the peace.
    Slayer: Fascinating. Show me this 'peace' of yours.
    
    (after the fight)
    Potemkin: So why did you come here all of a sudden?
    Slayer: Ah, well, the stars were quite beautiful tonight.
    Potemkin: ....
    Slayer: ...That, and I wanted to convey a warning to an old friend.
    Potemkin: To the President?
    Slayer: Do you know where the last remaining Gear is now?
    Potemkin: Officially, she no longer exists.
    Slayer: Oh? Perhaps you should try looking up the place where this 
    "nonexistent"
            girl was staying. Farewell.
    
    (Colony)
    Potemkin: I can't believe they couldn't even take care of one girl. I guess
              pirates are nothing but pirates, after all.... You there, 
    swordswoman.
              Wait a moment.
    Baiken: What do you want, ya big freak?
    Potemkin: I'm afraid I can't explain why, but I need you to turn around and
              leave this place immediately.
    Baiken: ...What, do you think I'm gonna just pick up and go based off that?
    Potemkin: Hrm. I suppose you're right.
    
    (Hell)
    Potemkin: ...Why are you here?
    Testament: That's my line. I left things to the humans, and look how they 
    turned
               out.
    Potemkin: ...I don't know how to begin apologizing.
    Testament: Then move.
    Potemkin: Could you give humans just one more chance? I beg of you.
    Testament: Enough!
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: My, that's a nice body you've got there, big boy.
    Potemkin: I'm not interested in flirting with you. The musician in red.... 
    I've
              heard you're the one responsible for all this.
    I-No: ...Oh dear, so you already know me?
    Potemkin: I'm afraid I'll have to take you into custody.
    I-No: Hmph! You aren't even worth the trouble of stepping on. Go on, go get 
    him!
    Eddie: I WILL NOT HAND HER OVER.
    Potemkin: I'll teach you not to play with people's lives, dog.
    
    -Continues-
    (Docks)
    Potemkin: ...Now where did that woman go? (explosion)
    I-No: ...ugh.
    Potemkin: I guess she's getting what she deserved.
    Dizzy (Necro): Kill! Kill! Kill!
    Potemkin: I see, so that's it. Just what should I do next, I wonder?
    
    -Defeat Dizzy in more than 30 seconds-
    (after the fight)
    Potemkin: ...Forgive me.
    Dizzy: Kyaah!
    Johnny: Dizzy! You! What have you done to my crew member!
    Potemkin: You didn't do a very good job of keeping your subordinate under
              control.
    Johnny: Is that so.... So is Zepp still after the Gear?
    Potemkin: It would be madness to leave it in the hands of a bunch of air
              pirates.
    Johnny: If you've come to take her, I'll spare you no mercy.
    Potemkin: So be it!
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: ...I'll give you credit for your strength. But that's not a very 
    elegant
            way to fight.
    Potemkin: ...Well then.... How about...this!
    Dizzy: Ah, excuse me....
    Johnny: Forced justice isn't going to bring people happiness.
    Potemkin: ...I don't need a parasite like you to lecture me!
    Dizzy: What are you doing?
    May: ...Oh, Dizzy, you're alright!
    Dizzy: Those two are....
    May: Really, I think we should just leave them alone.
    Potemkin/Johnny: Arrrrrghh!
    (Pic of Johnny, left, and Potemkin, right, pointing fingers at each other in 
    a heated argument. Dizzy is between the middle of them, below. She looks 
    frustrated)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -No continues + after fight with Eddie-
    (Docks)
    I-No: Bah, did you catch up with me already?
    Potemkin: Did you think a frightened beast like that would slow me down?
    I-No: Eww, keep away from me! I hate sweaty men. Come here, I'll wash you 
    off
          with your blood!
    
    (Verdant)
    Potemkin: I've lost Dizzy again. Where did she go?
    Bridget: Hey, pops. You chasing the Gear as well?
    Potemkin: (He overheard me.... I mustn't be so careless....) Yes, something 
    like
              that.
    Bridget: Well, you can't. That's my bounty.
    Potemkin: I don't mean to be rude, but you'd best give up on that and run 
    along.
    Bridget: Don't you think that's a little bit selfish?
    Potemkin: Wait!
    (moments later)
    Potemkin: A bog.... You led me here, I see.
    Bridget: Well, I didn't want to, but I had no choice. It's not really a big 
    deal
             for a light kid like me, but.... I think perhaps someone of your
             stature might have a little trouble keeping their feet above 
    ground....
    Potemkin: Your strategy is commendable, but don't let your guard down just 
    yet.
    Bridget: Of course. Now come on, let's have a good time!
    
    (Pic of Bridget, at the left, sitting in front of Potemkin, who is at the 
    right. Bridget seems to be explaining something to Potemkin, as Potemkin 
    holds Bridget's yo-yo with his fingers)
    Bridget: Eh? The bounty was lifted?
    Potemkin: Yeah, that Gear is already dead.
    Bridget: That's no good. What am I supposed to do now?
    Potemkin: With your skills, you can do anything you want.
    Bridget: I guess you're right. There's other bounties and all.
    Potemkin: Why don't you come and work for my country as a trainer?
    Bridget: Eh?
    Potemkin: That toy of yours is quite powerful.
    Bridget: Oh, this? You use it like this....
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Dizzy in less than 30 seconds + after fight with Dizzy-
    Potemkin: Forgive me.... No pirates here.... I'd better return to the base 
    for
              the moment.
    
    (Zepp)
    May: ....
    Potemkin: So you've come, have you. She's still sleeping, so don't wake her.
              I'll turn her over, as per the President's order. But this cannot
              continue....
    May: ....
    Potemkin: ...Wait, who the hell are you?
    
    (after the fight)
    May: Ow ow ow ow....
    Potemkin: I see you're back to your senses.
    May: Ugh. Wh-what happened to me?
    Potemkin: I'll explain later. For now, get behind me.
    May: Okay.
    Potemkin: You there. You don't really think you're going to get away, do 
    you?
    Robo Ky: BZZZT....
    May: I remember now! I lost to that thing!
    Potemkin: Well, fortunately I don't need to show any mercy to a mechanical 
    doll.
    
    (after the fight)
    May: What's going on? What is all this?
    Potemkin: Looks like you've recovered. Think you can jump from here?
    May: Huh?
    Potemkin: I'm asking if you can jump down from here. And take Dizzy with 
    you.
    May: Ah...okay....
    Potemkin: Give a message to Johnny for me. Tell him that the Postwar
              Administration Bureau has begun to move.
    May: Well, okay, but....
    Potemkin: That's all. Now, go!
    (Pic of Potemkin, seen from the back, surrounded by a huge bunch of Robo 
    Kys)
    Robo Ky: BZZZT...BZZZT...BZZZT....
    Potemkin: Strength in numbers, huh.... But you underestimate the conviction 
    of a
              Zeppian soldier. With courage in my legs, justice in my fists....
              ...And a spirit greater than the tallest mountain.... You will now
              face Potemkin, First Class Guard of the Zepp Republic! I accept 
    your
              challenge!
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    ROBO KY
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    	Monitoring the moves of those who participated in the past Sacred Knighs 
    tournaments, the Postwar Administration Bureau, an organization that lies 
    within the shadows, has created a series of mechanical androids in order to 
    investigate and analyze the moves of the strongest fighters in the world via 
    an advanced system of memory storage and battle data analysis. These robots 
    were created using the image of the brave Sacred Knight Ky Kiske, and even 
    use alternate versions of his moves. Produced in mass quantities, these 
    robots now go around the world behind the track of those who had fought in 
    the past tournaments. They are to report to their superiors when they have 
    finished analyzing their battle data, and eliminate all that oppose them.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: BZZZT.... BEGIN_SELF_CHECK.... BURN_DAMAGE_OVER_70_PERCENT_OF_BODY.
             I_WON! HALT! WHERE_ARE_YOU_GOING?
    Vs. Ky: THOSE_EYES_OF_YOURS.... I_FEEL_LIKE_I_DIDN'T_EVEN_WIN.
    Vs. Axl: THIS_SPECIAL_ARMOR_HAS_A_MELTING_POINT_OF_6000_DEGREES.
             YOUR_FIRE_DOESN'T_EVEN_MAKE_IT WARM.
    Vs. Anji: 
    YOUR_MOVES_ARE_ILLOGICAL_AND_YOUR_UNSCIENTIFIC_WEAPONRY_HAS_NO_EFFECT
              ON_ME.
    Vs. Baiken: BZZZT.... METAL_SENSORS_ON! THE_DARK_ARTS_DO_NOT_WORK_ON_ME!
    Vs. Eddie: THIS_IS_THE_BEST_THEY_CAN_DO_WITH_BIOTECHNOLOGY?
               HARDWARE_WILL_ALWAYS_REIGN_SUPREME_OVER_WETWARE!
    Vs. Millia: USING_NEW_PARTS_TO_ENHANCE_YOURSELF....
                THAT_WON'T_HELP_YOU_UNLEASH_YOUR_LATENT_POWER_YOU_KNOW.
    Vs. Chipp: WITH_MY_SENSOR_EYES....
               ANYTHING_UNDER_THE_SPEED_OF_SOUND_IS_PRACTICALLY_STANDING_STILL.
    Vs. Faust: MEDICINE_IS_USELESS_TO_MY_NOBLE_BODY! WITH_THE_RIGHT_PARTS....
               I_AM_INVINCIBLE!
    Vs. Jam: FOOD?
             I_HAVE_NO_NEED_FOR_SUCH_AN_INFERIOR_METHOD_OF_ENERGY_REPLENISHMENT.
    Vs. Potemkin: BZZZT.... WHAT'S_WRONG? I'M_OVER_HERE.
                  TRY_WORKING_ON_YOUR_AIM_A_BIT. HEHEHEHEHE!
    Vs. Venom: USE_AS_MANY_BALLS_AS_YOU_WANT. WITH_MY_CALCULATION_CAPABILITIES, 
    N-
               BODY_PROBLEMS_ARE_LIKE_TWO_PLUS_TWO_TO_ME!
    Vs. Johnny: BZZZT.... IF_YOU_CANNOT_DODGE,
                THEN_WHY_NOT_JUST_TAKE_A_HIT_AND_COUNTER?
                YOU_CAN_ALWAYS_GET_A_NEW_SET_OF_LIMBS!
    Vs. Bridget: BZZZ. HAHAHA! WERE_YOU_TRYING_TO_PUT_ME_OFF-
                 GUARD_WITH_YOUR_WORTHLESS_MOVES?
    Vs. Slayer: BZZZT.... ATTACK_METHOD_UNKNOWN.... ANALYSIS_IMPOSSIBLE.... 
    WELL,
                WHATEVER. I_WON.
    Vs. May: LITTLE_FISH_LIKE_YOU_DO_NOT_INTEREST_ME. GO_AWAY.
    Vs. Dizzy: CALCULATING_SPIRITUAL_POTENTIAL.... OUT_OF_RANGE! OVERLOAD! 
    OVERLOAD!
               DANGER! DANGER! DANGER!
    Vs. Zappa: A_VENGEFUL_SPIRIT? YOU?
               I_REFUSE_TO_FIGHT_AGAINST_SUCH_AN_UNSCIENTIFIC_ENEMY!
    Vs. I-No: SUPERSONIC_WAVE_ANALYSIS_COMPLETE! WHILE_UNCOMMON,
              YOUR_ATTACK_IS_EASILY_ANNULED_BY_MY_NEUTRALIZERS.
    Vs. Testament: BZZZT.... A_MULTITASKING_SUMMON_ATTACK?
                   TOO_BAD_MY_ANALYSIS_IS_COMPLETE. YOUR_TIME_IS_UP!
    Vs. Robo Ky: WHAT? ANOTHER_MODEL? WHEN_DID_YOU_DESERT_OUR_LINE_OF_COMMAND?
    Vs. Kliff: YOUR_BODY_PARTS_ARE_TOO_WORN_OUT.
               WHY_DON'T_YOU_TRY_TRADING_UP_FOR_SOME_NEW_ONES? BZZZ. HAHAHAHA!
    Vs. Justice: WHEW.... LOOKS_LIKE_IT'S_BEEN_MOMENTARILY_DEACTIVATED.
                 I_HAD_BEST_CALL_FOR_REINFORCEMENTS_RIGHT_AWAY.
    
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    SLAYER
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	The ancient legend of vampires lives once again in the form of Slayer, a 
    highly respected noblesman who enjoys living in his secluded castle amidst a 
    deep darkness. Slayer is actually of a race called "Nightwalkers", immortal 
    beings that walk the earth and seldomly age their bodies. It is unknown for 
    how much time Slayer has been roaming the mortal plain, but he has seen 
    countless events unfold in front of his eyes, including the Holy War that 
    pitted humans against Gears. Slayer is actually the original founder of the 
    Assassins' Guild, said to be created hundreds of years ago. His original 
    ambition was to use the Guild and its' members to punish those who used 
    their power to abuse innocent people, but somewhere along the way the 
    message was corrupted, now reducing the Guild to a mere band of criminals. 
    Slayer stepped away from the ranks of the Guild, and now watches how 
    humanity recovers itself from the Holy War from the sidelines. Slayer is a 
    literate man who is very polite and knows much wise lore. He is usually very 
    confident and is very perceptive as well. He lives with a mysterious woman 
    called Sharon, who doesn't speak awefully much, but is also said to be an 
    immortal just like Slayer. Slayer is also friends with Gabriel, current 
    president of Zepp. Even though his powers of darkness are fearsome, he 
    appears to not be using his full potential....
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Your skills are impressive. Someday I'd like to fight you for 
    real....
    Vs. Ky: Tell me.... Why is a man of your caliber so afraid of me?
    Vs. Axl: Your harmless looks are deceiving. Is that your secret? Hey, stop
             looking at Sharon like that!
    Vs. Anji: In order to dazzle, you must first be dazzling. Of course, your
              abilities are simply too weak to begin with.
    Vs. Baiken: Ahh, mademoiselle. You are like a weeping girl adrift in a sea 
    of
                blood. The epitome of the human way of life!
    Vs. Eddie: The pain and loneliness of the Nightwalkers is nothing but an
               illusion. The most important thing is merely 'existing'.
    Vs. Millia: Your pity causes you to hesitate, thus faltering your 
    determination.
                But that is what makes you 'you'....
    Vs. Chipp: If you consider yourself a man of intelligence, take this battle 
    to
               heart and learn from your mistakes.
    Vs. Faust: The human race can be so diverse and fascinating. Perhaps your
               ancestors were just like you.
    Vs. Jam: You merely need to practice. With your technique, perhaps you could
             even beat me someday.
    Vs. Potemkin: Strength and conviction alone are not enough. Like master, 
    like
                  student, I suppose.
    Vs. Venom: What would you think of a Snow White for whom the prince never 
    came?
               Would you be satisfied with just leaving it at that?
    Vs. Johnny: A haiku for you, good sir. "Wearing sunglasses. As the day turns
                into night. Will lead into trouble".
    Vs. Bridget: If your skills were improved, I'd be your petron in a 
    heartbeat.
                 Wait, Sharon! It was just a figure of speech!
    Vs. Slayer: Come now, do you really think Sharon wouldn't be able to tell us
                apart? Sh-Sharon, why do you look so nervous?
    Vs. May: A haiku for you, my dear. "Night of falling stars. Blasted into 
    tiny
             bits. The whale soars the sky".
    Vs. Dizzy: I must apologize. I wanted to see for myself that which this 
    world is
               so focused on....
    Vs. Zappa: Is submitting to possession a part of being human? If so, you 
    must
               choose your partner wisely. Right, Sharon?
    Vs. I-No: You purr like a kitten. Interesting...so this is the 'real' you, I
              see.
    Vs. Testament: You needn't be so anxious. You'll find meaning to your life 
    in
                   due time.
    Vs. Robo Ky: So you're the latest toy, eh? I swear, people get sick of the 
    old
                 stuff so quickly nowadays.
    Vs. Kliff: Strange. As old as I am, I still feel deferential to you. Perhaps
               maturity cannot be measured with an hourglass.
    Vs. Justice: Some things can only be seen and heard from the darkness. The 
    root
                 cause of the Crusades never made sense to me.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #3309
    Name: Slayer
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 154 lbs.
    Birthday: Oct. 31
    Blood Type: Unanalyzable
    Race: Non-human/Transylvania
    	Subject is an entirely different form of life, completely inapplicable to 
    any previously known categories. Neither human nor Gear in origin, his DNA 
    structure bears no relation at all to anything currently on record.
    	It is unknown how many other beings like this one are in existence, and 
    whether or not they have any relation to the human race.
    	Besides his name (Slayer), all we know about the man is that he founded the 
    Assassins' Guild.
    	His battle abilities and his combat style have no known method of 
    suppression, making him an unmatched threat of the highest caliber.
    	Risk Rating: S+
    
    	"It's been a while since I've walked the earth."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Ky K.
    |
    Faust
    |
    Potemkin-----------------
    |				 |
    (defeat Potemkin)		(perform Instant Kill on Potemkin)
    |				 |
    Chipp Z.			Sol B. - I-No
    |					  (path #3)
    Jam K.--------------------------------
    |					        |
    (defeat Jam with less than 75% life) (defeat Jam with more than 75% life)
    |						  |
    Dizzy						  Millia R.
    |						  |
    Eddie						  Venom
    (path #1)					 (path #2)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (All Dead) on Potemkin 
    or not will define whether you will take path #1/#2 or path #3.
    - If you defeat Jam with more than 75% of your life meter remaining, you 
    will gain access to path #2, whereas if you defeat her with less than 75% of 
    your life meter remaining, you will take path #1.
    - In all of your final battles (against Eddie, Venom, and I-No) you will 
    have to face the same handicap: characters that inflict double damage and 
    heal gradually. The only remedy you can find is that Eddie starts with less 
    energy than usual.
    
    (Paris)
    Slayer: I'm looking for a police officer named Ky.
    Ky: I am Ky. What can I do for you?
    Slayer: Nothing special. I've just come to pay a visit. It is customary for 
    the
            king of the night to request permission from the protector of the 
    day
            before venturing into the sunlight.
    Ky: ...That speech.... Are you a nightwalker?
    Slayer: That's not the most elegant way to put it, but...yes. Now, let me 
    test
            your skill.
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: Hmph. I've shamed myself in front of you.
    Slayer: No, not at all. You're quite impressive.
    Ky: Still, why are you here?
    Slayer: When the sun sets, the moon rises.... Here, have a look at this.
    Ky: A bounty list.... Wait a minute, this says...!
    Slayer: Exactly. Doesn't it seem a little suspicious that those names are on
            this list?
    Ky: I am in your debt. I will investigate this matter at once.
    
    (Zepp)
    Slayer: Now, it's been said that there's nothing new under the sun.... But 
    even
            where I live, where the sun doesn't shine, I've never run into 
    anything
            like THIS before....
    Faust: Then it would seem we've got something in common. I've seen those 
    who've
           gone beyond human and those who've lost their humanity altogether.... 
    But
           this is the first time I've seen one who actually looks human and yet 
    is
           not.
    Slayer: I'm surprised you even understand human speech. Show me what else 
    you're
            capable of.
    Faust: My pleasure. I'm interested in your anatomy as well.
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: I must say, the passage of time never ceases to produce new and
            interesting things.
    Potemkin: Are you Slayer? I bring a message from the President.
    Slayer: Well, what is it?
    Potemkin: I'm afraid you'll have to take it from me.
    Slayer: It's so like Gabriel to do it this way.
    Potemkin: What do you mean by that?
    Slayer: If he wanted me to train his apprentice, he could have just said so. 
    En
            garde!
    
    (after the fight)
    Potemkin: You win.
    Slayer: Don't worry, you still have plenty of room to grow stronger.
    Potemkin: And I intend to.
    Slayer: Now, what was that message?
    Potemkin: The youngest of the Gears has been let loose in the wild.
    Slayer: I see. I'll keep that in mind.
    
    -Defeat Potemkin normally-
    (Colony)
    Slayer: I don't want to sound like a crotchety old man, but....
    Chipp: Hey, you! Over there!
    Slayer: ...People were certainly more polite back in my day.
    Chipp: It's you, right? The head of the assassins!
    Slayer: Tremble before me, boy. I will rend your soul with the elegance of 
    the
            ages.
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: I'm impressed at your ability to wield Ki force at such a young age.
    Chipp: You're the one who killed master Tsuyoshi!
    Slayer: Revenge? An admirable motive. In that case, I will swear upon my 
    honor.
            As long as you live, I will not die at the hand of anyone but you.
            Polish your skills and face me again.
    
    (China)
    Jam: Who are you?
    Slayer: I see you can use Ki force as well.... It's no wonder you've been
            targeted.
    Jam: Are you a bounty hunter as well?
    Slayer: No.... Although I suppose you won't believe me. Actually, I am here
            because I am interested in your technique.
    Jam; Oh yeah? Then taste the fighting arts of 4000 years of Chinese history!
    
    -Defeat Jam with less than 75% of your energy left-
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: The arts are indeed ancient, but it seems your study of them is 
    lacking.
            If you train for another hundred years or so, perhaps you'll be able 
    to
            beat me.
    Jam: ...What are you going to do to me?
    Slayer: I'm not going to do anything. But I will leave you with a 
    warning....
            There is a group that is pursuing those who can use Ki force. 
    They're
            the ones who placed the bounty.
    Jam: Really? Are you serious?
    Slayer: Farewell for now.... Be careful.
    
    (Verdant)
    Dizzy (Necro): KIIIYAAAAAH!
    Slayer: It irritates me to think I'll be helping Gabriel by doing this. But 
    I
            can't leave something this interesting to be handled by others. 
    Come!
            You may be a Gear, but you are the offspring of humans. I shall show 
    you
            the power of the humans' archenemy. We who walk the night!
    
    (after the fight)
    Dizzy: I used my power again....
    Slayer: Sleep now. Your friends will come for you soon.
    Dizzy: Are you the one who rescued me?
    Slayer: I apologize for the rough treatment. Farewell.
    
    (Hell)
    Slayer: Now, let's put an end to this.
    Eddie: I KNOW YOUR COMPANION. HER UNDYING BODY IS PERFECT FOR ME.
    Slayer: Zato.... I'm sorry. Even though you have fallen, you were still the
            leader of the Guild. I will give you a proper burial. ...As for 
    YOU....
            You're about 400 years too young to even consider touching Sharon.
    
    (after the fight)
    Eddie: GIIIYOOOOOW!
    (Pic of Slayer and Sharon walking down a forest path at night, Sharon 
    holding Slayer's arm and smiling, as Slayer seems to be waving his hand)
    Slayer: What a sorrowful man.... Men do not know their place in the world.
            Because of that, they prosper, only to end up suffering in their
            prosperity. Perhaps it was necessary that we were cast out into the
            twilight. For when the sun sets, the moon rises.... And some flowers
            shine their most beautiful under the moonlight. In other words, that 
    is
            where true happiness lies. Don't you agree, Sharon?
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Jam with more than 75% of your energy left + after the fight with 
    Jam-
    Jam: I can't believe I lost....
    Slayer: The arts are indeed ancient, but it seems your study of them is 
    lacking.
            If you train for another hundred years or so, perhaps you'll be able 
    to
            beat me.
    Jam: ...What are you going to do to me?
    Slayer: I'm not going to do anything. But I will leave you with a 
    warning....
            There is a group that is pursuing those who can use Ki force. 
    They're
            the ones who placed the bounty.
    Jam: I see....
    Slayer: Farewell for now.... Be careful.
    
    (Russia)
    Millia: Slayer.... Founder of the Guild.... I thought you were only a 
    legend.
    Slayer: You must be Millia, the assassin. I apologize for what happened to 
    Zato.
    Millia: Ex-assassin, thank you. Now, what are YOU doing here, after all 
    this?
    Slayer: I came to bury Zato.
    Millia: I'm afraid that's my job.
    Slayer: Oh? What does he mean to you?
    Millia: I couldn't possibly hate him enough.
    Slayer: Is that all?
    Millia: Enough talk!
    
    (Nirvana)
    Millia: Zato....
    Slayer: Dark Magic.... You used it not only on yourself, but on your
            subordinates as well.... Has the Guild fallen that far?
    Venom: Slayer.... I've heard so much about you. I'm the man who took charge 
    of
           the Guild after Master Zato passed away.
    Slayer: Venom, right? I have no need for false words of respect. I can feel 
    your
            hatred.
    Venom: What do you intend to do with the Guild?
    Slayer: Eliminate it.
    Venom: Then I cannot allow you to proceed.
    Slayer: That's a bold statement. It'll take quite a bit to finish me off.
    Venom: You're old. Human knowledge and technique have evolved.
    Slayer: Human techniques can never exceed my own. Come, young one. I will 
    teach
            you the difference between man...and immortal.
    
    (after the fight)
    Venom: You win.
    Slayer: An unsatisfying victory. Your moves are well-honed, but you cannot 
    beat
            me with that hesitation in your heart.
    Venom: Hesitation? Me?
    Slayer: If you do no understand, keep pondering it until you do. I will 
    leave
            the Guild to you.
    (Pic of Slayer sitting in a big chair inside a dark library, as he smiles at 
    Sharon, who brings him some tea in a platter. Behind Slayer, the shadow cast 
    by the candlelight reflects a dark bat image)
    Slayer: It is foolish to spend one's life for the sake of the dead. 
    Regardless
            of what becomes of the Guild, the dead will neither rejoice nor 
    grieve.
            I imagine that young one knows that in his heart.... ...But a human
            lives a hundred years at best. It's not unusual for a human to spend
            that entire time hesitating. What do you think, Sharon?
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform All Dead on Potemkin + after fight with Potemkin-
    Sol: Well, well, I didn't expect to find you here.
    Slayer: I didn't intend to get your attention, actually. You're quite
            perceptive.
    Sol: ...Then fight a little more quietly, would ya?
    Slayer: Hah, I see your tongue is as sharp as always. Are you still pursuing
            that one?
    Sol: What is it you want to say?
    Slayer: There are very few people on this earth... ...who can take out a 
    fully
            independent Gear.
    Sol: You wanna be reduced to ash, don't you?
    Slayer: I see your temper hasn't changed a bit, either....
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: What's an old geezer like you doing here?
    Slayer: I've come to watch.
    I-No: What?
    Slayer: It isn't that man's style to cause this kind of random destruction. 
    I
            assumed it had to be a clueless underling gone wild. I'm looking 
    forward
            to see how he punishes you.
    I-No: That's it, you're dead! I'll burn you to ashes, dissolve you into 
    water,
          turn you into a mud pie... ...feed you to pigs, and turn you into
          excrement!
    Slayer: Well I must say, you're quite the hospitable one. But it'd be quite 
    rude
            to bother a pig with all that. Don't you think?
    I-No: Shut up and die!
    
    (after the fight)
    That Man: I'm sorry for the trouble. Noble one.
    Slayer: I've abandoned that name. 'Nightwalker' is fine.
    That Man: I apologize. So the passage of time affects even you, I see.
    Slayer: I'm not made of stone, you know. Still, it is as you say. Have you
            changed as well? Fighting hopelessness that the eye cannot see, 
    seeking
            a hope that does not come.... ...Turning the whole world into your
            enemy.... Surely, it must be difficult.
    That Man: Change is not an option for me. The Noble ones may cease their
              manhunting, but I myself could not change. Ever.
    Slayer: So you live only for atonement.... I don't understand that kind of
            sentiment, but...I'll chalk it up as human nature and leave it at 
    that.
            I'm sure we'll meet again. Farewell.
    That Man: ...Atonement.... If it can be atoned, it is not truly a sin. A 
    sinful
              Gear...hmm....
    (Pic of Slayer flying into the full moon sky with some bats by his side, as 
    a castle lies beneath him)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    SOL BADGUY
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	This legendary fighter possesses an incredible power and a very obscure 
    origin to go with it. Known as the "Immoral Flame" (due to his extensive 
    usage of the fire element in battle), Sol used to work for the Sacred 
    Knights of the Holy Order many years ago before he left the organization and 
    decided to go solo. Sol does not like to talk much, and when he does, he 
    usually doesn't have nice words for anyone. He is cold and merciless. 
    However, deep within his body resides the awesome power of a Gear. Soem say 
    that Sol is a prototype Gear, a human being who was part of the original 
    experiments that created the Gears, and who took the power of the Gear 
    within himself. Due to that, Sol is able to wield such amazing strength, and 
    grant him the gift of an extended lifespan. Sol has walked the world for 
    many years now, and has been recognized for defeating the two Commander 
    Gears in the two Sacred Knights tournaments that have been held: he 
    destroyed Justice in the first tourney, and then defeated Dizzy in the 
    second competition, but unlike his nature, he spared Dizzy's life. Sol now 
    wanders the world in search for answers about his past, and anyone who 
    stands in his way might just sample his raging blade!
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Give me a break....
    Vs. Ky: What's wrong with you? Don't give me that dirty look.
    Vs. Axl: Sorry, I've got no time for you.
    Vs. Anji: You're getting on my nerves....
    Vs. Baiken: What's with all these women? What a drag....
    Vs. Eddie: Go burn in your grave!
    Vs. Millia: That was your last chance. If you get up again, you're gonna pay
                with your life.
    Vs. Chipp: Keep your mouth shut, punk.
    Vs. Faust: Bastard....
    Vs. Jam: What're you staring at? You waiting for something? Go on, get outta
             here!
    Vs. Potemkin: You're far too slow....
    Vs. Venom: I'm finished with you. Go away.
    Vs. Johnny: Is that all you've got for me? You're no fun at all.
    Vs. Bridget: Get lost. I'm not a babysitter.
    Vs. Slayer: What, are you bored or something?
    Vs. May: You were prepared to lose, weren't you?
    Vs. Dizzy: You should know better than to be out wandering around.
    Vs. Zappa: ...That thing's pretty nasty.
    Vs. I-No: If you don't want to sing for me, just say so. I'd be happy to 
    beat
              the sound outta you.
    Vs. Testament: You don't give up easily, do you? Get lost before I mess up 
    that
                   pretty face you're so proud of.
    Vs. Robo Ky: One of you's bad enough.... Now there's even more of you?
    Vs. Kliff: Sheesh.... Take it easy from now on, old man.
    Vs. Justice: So long.... Sleep well.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #9641
    Name: Sol Badguy
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 163 lbs.
    Birthday: Unknown
    Blood Type: Unknown
    Race: Unknown/American
    	Solid information on this subject's history is, regrettably, still hard to 
    come by.
    	Here is what we know: After joining the Sacred Order of Holy Knights in 
    2172, he deserted and became a bounty hunter. One account places the subject 
    in the year 2099 - exactly as he looks today - participating in the Gear 
    Project.
    	Though his motives are unknown, he has been spotted hunting down and 
    destroying Gears.
    	His victory over Justice should serve as ample evidence of his superhuman 
    battle ability. His occult powers easily surpass all known limits.
    	Because of his muddy past and inmense power, he is considered to be 
    incredibly dangerous.
    	Risk Rating: S
    
    	"You won't escape me...."
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Axl L.
    |
    Jam K.
    |
    Millia R.-------------------
    |				    |
    (defeat Millia normally)  (defeat Millia via time over)
    |				    |
    Anji M.			   EX Venom
    |				    |
    Johnny----------------	   Slayer
    |			    |   (path #2)
    (more than 120 sec.) (less than 120 sec. and no continues)
    |			    |
    Eddie		         Testament
    |			    |
    I-No			   Dizzy
    (path #1)		  (path #3)
    
    - In order to reach path #2, you must defeat Millia after the timer runs 
    out. Likewise, in order to reach path #3, you must defeat everyone up to 
    Johnny in less than 2 minutes. Considering you must defeat 5 opponents 
    within that timespan, things can get pretty hectic. My suggestion is that 
    you should use Sol's Instant Kill move whenever possible.
    - Both of your final battles against I-No (path #1) and Dizzy (path #3) have 
    the same handicap: they can inflict double damage and heal gradually. I 
    personally think Sol's special intro against I-No is quite hilarious, I 
    might add. ^_^
    - In your final battle against Slayer in path #2, you can only damage him 
    using special or Overdrive moves, since he is immune to normal attacks.
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Dizzy's 
    path #2.
    
    
    (London)
    Axl: Oh! Hey, man. It's been a while.
    Sol: I don't need anything from you.
    Axl: You sure that's all you've got to say to me?
    Sol: Huh?
    Axl: I happened to run into an acquaintance of yours just now. She seemed to 
    be
         looking for you. A woman in red.... Not half bad, either.
    Sol: ...Keep talking.
    Axl: Hold on there! How 'bout a quick match first?
    Sol: Geh. Whatever.
    
    (China)
    Sol: (I-No.... She's already in action?)
    Jam: Stop right there!
    Sol: ...?
    Jam: Are you the one who set fire to my restaurant?
    Sol: ...Move.
    Jam: You're not getting away from me!
    
    (Russia)
    Millia: Well, look who it is.... Hey, I'm chasing after a musician in red. 
    Is
            she perhaps an acquaintance of yours?
    Sol: ...Give up and go away.
    Millia: I thought so. I didn't want to interfere with you, but this time, I
            can't back off.
    Sol: Don't blame me for what happens to you....
    
    -Defeat Millia normally-
    (Colony)
    Anji: Yo! Long time no see.
    Sol: ...Great. More trouble.
    Anji: If you're around, then I guess I've come to the right place after all.
    Sol: What is it you want to know so badly?
    Anji: Oh, the origin of the Gears, the truth behind the war, the mysteries 
    of
          the gods, the secrets of nature. ...You know, this and that. The more 
    I
          know, the happier I get. That's just the way I am.
    Sol: You'll ruin yourself eventually.
    Anji: Well, if I do, then it's no big deal. That'll just mean I wasn't up to 
    the
          task. I won't hold it against you.
    Sol: Then let's see if you're up to fighting me!
    
    (May Ship)
    Sol: (That was a little too easy....)
    Johnny: Yo! You're here too, huh?
    Sol: Why the hell do you have to be here?
    Johnny: Well, one of my new crew members vanished somewhere around here, 
    so....
    Sol: And?
    Johnny: Sorry if I'm intruding, but how about you leave this one to the
            Jellyfish Pirates, eh? ...I'll take that as a "no".
    
    -More than 120 seconds up to this point-
    (Hell)
    Sol: (Why'd I waste my time with that fool? ...Huh?) (...She's close. Am I
         almost there?)
    Eddie: HEH HEH HEH.... SO THE KNIGHT FINALLY BURSTS ONTO THE SCENE.
    Sol: ....
    Eddie: THE DEMON KNIGHT SAVING THE DEMON PRINCESS. I DON'T KNOW WHO TO 
    CONSUME
           FIRST.
    Sol: ...Die.
    
    (Unknown)
    I-No: Well, if it isn't the Immoral Flame.... I had no idea you were still
          crawling around the earth.
    Sol: ...Get him out here.
    I-No: I won't let you lay a finger on that person.
    Sol: ...I don't need anything from you.
    I-No: Don't get cocky around me, you putrid freak. Your life is a complete 
    waste
          of expendable resources. Why don't you just go die somewhere?
    Sol: Cut me a break, sheesh....
    
    (after the fight)
    I-No: You've really got some flash, don't you? Too bad it's not over yet.
    That Man: (explosion) Stand down, I-No. Well, Frederick.... How long has it
              been?
    Sol: Deiyaahhh!!
    That Man: (block) Don't be so quick-tempered, now.
    Sol: (explosion) Gugh!
    That Man: One day the real battle will come.... A menace will come to this
              planet that'll make the Crusades seem like a dim memory.
    Sol: So? So what?!
    That Man: We need a warrior.... A warrior with a hundred years of experience 
    and
              a vast knowledge of the ancient arts.
    Sol: It's a little too late to butter me up now!
    That Man: Go ahead. Hate me. Your hatred builds up your power. Farewell for 
    now,
              Frederick.
    (Pic of Sol holding his sword amidst a fiery inferno)
    Sol: Son of a...! I swear upon my life.... I'll get my revenge!
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Millia via time over + after fight with Millia-
    (Nirvana)
    Sol: (I've wasted too much time....)
    Venom: Is that you, Immoral Flame?
    Sol: What do you want?
    Venom: Sorry, pal, but I need you to be my guinea pig.
    Sol: What?
    Venom: Oh defiler of the way of man.... Oh great monster, below humankind.
           You'll be the perfect subject to consummate my training!
    Sol: Keep dreaming!
    
    (Docks)
    Slayer: Stop right there. I see your skills are as honed as ever.
    Sol: Was that guy your idea, or what?
    Slayer: I must have caused you some inconvenience. I'm quite ashamed of 
    myself.
    Sol: So, what do you want?
    Slayer: Oh, I just want to meddle in your affairs a little.
    Sol: Sorry, I don't have time.
    Slayer: So you'll take me by force then? Go ahead. I don't mind.
    
    (Pic of Slayer sitting in front of Sol, who is also sitting, with his back 
    towards the screen, atop a building. Slayer has his legs crossed as he holds 
    his pipe in one hand, and waves the other, apparently explaining something. 
    Sol just sits there in lotus position and listens)
    Slayer: Had enough yet? I'd like to discuss something with you when you're 
    done.
    Sol: You're really stubborn, you know that? What is it?
    Slayer: It's about them.... They've started to move.
    Sol: Who started to move?
    Slayer: The Postwar Administration Bureau. The people behind what you call 
    the
            Crusades. You...have heard about them, haven't you?
    Sol: Keep talking.
    Slayer: They're apparently going after Japanese people.... Along with the 
    Gears.
            Including the Gear that was just recently discovered.
    Sol: ...!
    Slayer: Are you interested now? If you are, why don't you look around and 
    see
            what you find?
    Sol: You son of a....
    Slayer: I told you.... Just random meddling. Farewell.
    Sol: ...Sigh. That old bastard's too much for me to deal with.
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat first 5 opponents in less than 120 seconds in total + no continues + 
    after fight with Johnny-
    (Hell)
    Sol: (Not this waste of life....)
    Testament: I thought you'd come here, Gear hunter.
    Sol: Huh? You sure you wanna stick your neck out while I'm around?
    Testament: I swore to protect her with my life. You may go no farther!
    Sol: Move!
    
    (Docks)
    Dizzy (Necro): Kissshhhaaaaaah!
    Sol: You're as energetic as ever. I like that. It's okay to be scared.... 
    Just
         don't ever give up.
    Dizzy (Necro): Gah!
    
    (after the fight)
    Sol: Simmered down yet? ...Hopefully this'll be enough to take care of
         things. ....
    Dizzy: ...Hmmm? What happened to me? I feel so.... What is this? I used all 
    my
           powers, and yet...I feel so...warm....
    (Pic of May running towards Dizzy with her arms waving in the background, 
    atop the ceiling of a building. The May Ship is floating in the sky. In the 
    foreground, Sol looks over his shoulder with his sword on his back)
    May: Ah-hah! There she is!
    April/Johnny: Heyyyyy!
    Dizzy: May! Johnny! April!
    Sol: (Farewell....)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    TESTAMENT
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Son of the legendary Sacred Knight Kliff Undrsen, Testament admired and 
    respected his father above all people. He wanted to become as strong and 
    brave as he was, and in order to do so, Testament joined the ranks of the 
    Sacred Knights of the Holy Order. But he didn't have the natural skills that 
    his father did, and was considered to be weak. Until the day Testament was 
    offered a chance to become even stronger. Testament accepted, and he was 
    enlisted in the Gear project. Experiments were conducted on him, until he 
    became a humanoid Gear, a person who enjoyed the powers of a Gear, but was 
    still human in itself. Testament's life changed from there on, becoming 
    ambitious for power, and loathing humans for mistreating Gears and 
    eliminating them when they were no longer neccesary. This anger and hatred 
    towards humans was furthered when Justice, Commander Gear with his own sense 
    of self, controlled Testament as well as the rest of the Gears with his mind 
    control. Under Justice's influence, Testament held the first Sacred Knights 
    tournament in order to eliminate all possible threats to Justice's 
    destructive path. The plan backfired when Sol Badguy, a prototype Gear and 
    Gear hunter, destroyed Justice. All Gears who were being controlled by 
    Justice ceased to function, as well as Testament. But Testament wouldn't be 
    claimed by death as he was awakened once again by yet another commander 
    Gear, although this time, it was a gentle Gear: Dizzy. Testament was charmed 
    by the natural kindness and innocence of Dizzy, who did not wish to cause 
    any trouble, and was determined to live peacefully. Testament made a vow to 
    protect Dizzy from any harm, and stayed with her in the forest to protect 
    her from the external threats that would surely arrive from the second 
    Sacred Knights tournament, which had placed a bounty on her head. Once 
    again, Sol managed to slip past Testament and defeated Dizzy, but did not 
    eliminate her. Testament lost the custody of Dizzy to the Jellyfish Pirates, 
    whose captain, Johnny, promised to take good care of Dizzy and show her the 
    world. But Testament is not yet so confident about humans as to let Dizzy 
    out of his sight. He wields his scythe and summons his undead spirits as he 
    continues on a path of solitude and grief.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: My heart pines when I think about you! Get out of my face!
    Vs. Ky: You should go home now. This is no place for the hand of law.
    Vs. Axl: You still don't get it, do you? There's no way to kill me by pure
             physical means.
    Vs. Anji: I only wish to battle those who fight for their souls. To hell 
    with
              those who fight solely for the money!
    Vs. Baiken: It is our lot in life to continually face the enmity of people 
    like
                you....
    Vs. Eddie: So, a failure like you still clings horribly to life.... But 
    then,
               maybe things are better this way.
    Vs. Millia: Your soul is a mere shell.... Did you think you could win 
    without a
                soul?
    Vs. Chipp: With speed like that, it shouldn't take long at all for you to 
    get
               out of my way.
    Vs. Faust: I can't lose to someone like you. I've got a life of my own to 
    live,
               you know.
    Vs. Jam: Another golddigger, huh? Heh heh.... Well then, how much am I 
    worth?
    Vs. Potemkin: I'm quite used to being treated like a monster, but I didn't
                  expect it from you....
    Vs. Venom: Take that weird style of yours back to the pool hall where it
               belongs.
    Vs. Johnny: It looks like I got the winning card... ...and you got the 
    joker.
    Vs. Bridget: Be thankful I went easy on you. It could've been a lot 
    worse....
                 Now leave.
    Vs. Slayer: So, this is the power of the thousand year darkness? How frail.
    Vs. May: Child or not, I cannot go easy on you. Please leave.
    Vs. Dizzy: I can relax now that you're safe under the protection of that 
    group.
               You need not come here again.
    Vs. Zappa: Every part of me is blessed with elegance. A low-level spirit 
    like
               you has no chance of winning.
    Vs. I-No: My blade spares no one. If you do not wish to meet your death, do 
    not
              return to this place.
    Vs. Testament: Fool.... You obviously do not understand the burden of 
    carrying
                   summons.
    Vs. Robo Ky: They're still making machines with hearts...? There's no end to
                 what humans will do.
    Vs. Kliff: Father...I....
    Vs. Justice: This is how it should have been from the start. Father! My 
    revenge
                 is finally complete!
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #3360
    Name: Testament
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 161 lbs.
    Birthday: May 9
    Blood Type: Unanalyzable
    Race: Gear/Swiss
    	One of the few humanoid Gears, and one of the few Gears to retain a sense 
    of self after the Gear cell-grafting process. He became an enemy of the 
    human race after aligning with Justice.
    	Subject organized the first Sacred Knights tournament in an attempt to 
    revive Justice.
    	Currently, he is still evading capture.
    	One account mentions a link with Commander Gear Dizzy, but this has yet to 
    be confirmed.
    	His pure hatred of man and incalculable power make him one of the most 
    dangerous living beings on Earth at the present time.
    	He should be viewed as a major threat.
    	Risk Rating: S
    
    	"Damn dirty humans!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    May
    |
    Johnny
    |
    Venom
    |
    Axl L.-----------------------------
    |					     |
    (defeat Axl in more than 30 sec.) (defeat Axl in less than 30 sec. + no
    |					     continues)
    Potemkin-----------          	     |
    |	    		 |		    I-No - Dizzy (path #3)
    (defeat Potemkin) (perform Instant Kill on Potemkin)
    |			 |
    Anji M.		Slayer
    |			 |
    Johnny		Sol B.
    (path #1)	     (path #2)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Seventh Sign) on 
    Potemkin or not will define whether you will take path #1 or #2.
    - Likewise, if you defeat Axl in more than 30 seconds, you will head towards 
    path #1 and #2, but if you wish to take path #3, you will have to defeat Axl 
    in less than 30 seconds AND not use any continue. This means that you only 
    have one shot at defeating Axl within that time limit, which makes it sorta 
    tricky.
    - Your final battle against Dizzy in path #3 will have the usual boss 
    handicap (she can inflict double damage and heal gradually). Your other 
    final battle with Johnny in path #1 also has a special handicap, which isn't 
    very noticeable at first, but once you get hit by a Mist Finer, you'll see 
    why....
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed I-No's 
    path #2.
    
    (May Ship)
    Testament: So this is the Jellyfish.... (explosion) ...Certainly is noisy.
    May: Ow ow ow....
    Testament: What's wrong? Where is Dizzy?
    May: Ahh! How did you make it in here? You aren't in cahoots with her, are 
    you?
    Testament: Without even pausing to apologize for your rudeness, you're 
    already
               accusing me of false offenses? You've been spoiled a little too 
    much,
               young lady.
    May: Whaaaat?!
    Testament: I think it's time for a little disciplinary action.
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: You'd better quit while you're ahead.
    Testament: You've done a poor job of raising her.
    Johnny: ...It's your fault for barging in here without telling anyone!
    Testament: I prefer to show up...unannounced.
    Johnny: ...Well, I'd like to welcome you with open arms.... ...But we're all 
    in
            kind of a tizzy right now, so could you come back later?
    Testament: I think I already know the answer to my question, but.... ...What
               happened to the person I allowed you to keep here?
    Johnny: ...Welllll.... You know, this and that.
    Testament: I said, what happened to her?!
    
    (Nirvana)
    Testament: She's missing? This is what I get for entrusting her with a group 
    of
               mere humans.
    Venom: ...I figured I'd find you here.
    Testament: ...You're that bastard from the Assassins' Guild. I don't know 
    what
               you want from me.... ...But you're going to need more than 
    stealth to
               defeat me.
    Venom: ...That's not a problem. You'll make a fine experiment. I've always
           wanted to try killing someone who isn't human.
    Testament: Soon you'll regret that foolish desire....
    
    (London)
    Testament: Do people think nothing but war and killing anymore?
    Axl: Hey.... Looks like you're here after all, huh?
    Testament: What do you mean, after all?
    Axl: Well, I mean, Sol's here, 'that man' is here.... I figured it's 
    probably
         all related somehow....
    Testament: ...Sol and 'that man' are here?
    Axl: ...Oh, you didn't know? Uhh, how about you just forget what I just 
    said,
         okay?
    Testament: No, how about you tell me a little more instead?
    
    -Defeat Axl in more than 30 seconds-
    (Zepp)
    Testament: These humans are far too much trouble for me. But still.... Why 
    did
               'that man' get involved in all of this?
    Potemkin: Halt. That Gear has left your custody, hasn't she?
    Testament: Hmph.... This is what I get for entrusting her to humans. I'm 
    going
               to take Dizzy back for the last time.
    Potemkin: While I regret your unexpected loss, I'm afraid that Zepp....
    Testament: Zepp has no business meddling in this affair!
    
    -Defeat Potemkin normally-
    (Colony)
    Testament: So, history repeats itself once more.... People see Gears as 
    nothing
               but tools. They long after power too great for their own bodies 
    and
               end up destroying themselves.
    Anji: Well said, there. Though I gotta say.... We're not all like that, you
          know.
    Testament: ...No. At least, people like you aren't. Pursuing knowledge for 
    the
               sake of knowledge.... ...You cheerfully unleash unforeseen 
    tragedy
               into the world. Now get out of here before you do it again!
    
    (Hell)
    Dizzy: ....
    Testament: What's wrong? Hang on! ...Did something happen to you?
    Johnny: ...You're a little late. I already killed the one responsible for 
    this.
    Testament: ....
    Johnny: Sorry.... I did what I could.
    Testament: All her life, this girl has received nothing but abuse from the 
    human
               race.... But she still believed in them with all her heart. Look 
    at
               what it got her! Now I know for sure. Humans are bred for nothing 
    but
               evil. The Gears exist to deliver pain and defeat to this supreme
               evil.
    Johnny: I know this sounds mean...but I don't think that's what she wants 
    out of
            life.
    Testament: Dizzy is dead!
    Johnny: ...Is that so. I know we're supposed to be dirty humans and all 
    that....
            ...But as a person, I can't let you get away now.
    Testament: Don't worry. I have no intention of letting you go anywhere,
               either.... ...Because in just a few moments, you're going 
    straight to
               hell!
    
    (after the fight)
    Johnny: Oooh.... Ugh.
    Testament: Feel the pain for what you have done, human!
    May: Johnny!
    Johnny: Ooooh.... Get away! All of you!
    Testament: ...Dizzy, cover your eyes for a little while. The world wil 
    return to
               tranquility soon.... And then we can finally return to the 
    forest.
               The forest that you loved so much. The chirping of the birds, the
               rustling of the trees.... We'll be surrounded by it once more. Go
               ahead, humans! Scream! Run for your lives! From the edges of the
               ocean to the boundaries of heaven.... ...You'll all be burned 
    away
               soon. That's the reason we were put on this earth!
    (Pic of Testament holding Dizzy in his arms, with a red sky as a background)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Seventh Sign on Potemkin + after fight with Potemkin-
    (Castle)
    Slayer: Well, well, well.... You must have some skill if you can defeat him 
    with
            just one hit.
    Testament: ...Who are you?
    Slayer: Oh, just a former enemy of the entire human race.
    Testament: A Nightwalker.... If you were really the humans' enemy, why were 
    you
               all destroyed?
    Slayer: Can't you guess? It's because the humans gave birth to their own 
    worst
            enemy. I just figured I'd drop by and pay my respects to our 
    successors.
    Testament: Don't waste your breath on me, ancient vampire. I have far more
               pressing concerns on my mind.
    Slayer: Listen, kid, you shouldn't treat the invitations of your 
    predecessors so
            lightly. Come on, let's go!
    
    (after the fight)
    Testament: Are you satisfied now, old man?
    Slayer: Mmm. I'll tell you one more thing as a reward. The organization that
            turned you into a Gear.... It's starting to function again.
    Testament: ...You're kidding me! I thought the Postwar Administration Bureau 
    was
               taken apart.
    Slayer: Oh, you'll learn the truth eventually....
    Testament: Why must he be so damn mysterious....
    
    (Hell)
    Sol: ...Not you again.
    Testament: Well, you're an obstinate one. Why are you still hunting down 
    Gears?
    Sol: Why the hell should you care?
    Testament: Still playing the lone swordsman role, are you? Let me open up 
    those
               eyes for you.
    
    (after the fight)
    Sol: Sigh, I don't have time to be messing with you.
    Testament: ...Then why don't you get out of my affairs?
    Sol: ...YOU need to get out of MINE.
    Testament: What are you doing here, anyway?
    Sol: ...'That man' has returned.
    Testament: The Gearmaker? Why didn't you say so earlier?
    Sol: ...I'm not handing him over to you.
    Testament: Hmph. Whatever. The Gearmaker, the Postwar Administration 
    Bureau....
               Why is everyone moving at the same time?
    Sol: Who knows. Just remember this: This mistake....
    Testament: ...Cannot be made again, right? Hmph. I'll beat you down after 
    I'm
               done with the others.
    Sol: Just try it. Later.
    Testament: Pfft. I didn't want to end this without finishing you off, 
    but....
               ...Farewell. Until the time comes. ...My friend of war.
    (Pic of Testament in the foreground, and Sol standing behind him, with his 
    back turned towards the screen)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Axl in less than 30 seconds + no continues + after fight with Axl-
    (Docks)
    I-No: Bah! That girl's too damn powerful!
    Testament: Stop right there, woman. Where are you going?
    I-No: Hah! So you two monsters hang out together, huh?
    Testament: You.... What did you do to the girl?
    I-No: That stupid Gear was trying to pretend she was human.... ...So I just
          dragged out her true form. Have a look! Here's what your lovely 
    princess
          really looks like!
    Testament: Your ears and eyes must have rotted away. That was merely her 
    call
               for help. Her pure innocence makes her cry and bleed in the heat 
    of
               battle.... And you feast on her pain for your own amusement! YOU 
    are
               the real monster!
    I-No: Hah! A Gear, complaining to me about life.... This is absolutely
          hilarious!
    
    (after the fight)
    Dizzy (Necro): KYOOOOHHH!
    Testament: It's alright. You can hold back your tears. I'll take in all your
               anger and sadness.... ...As long as I have the ability to do so.
    
    (after the fight)
    Dizzy: Huh...? Is this a dream?
    Testament: Your nightmare is over.
    Dizzy: Testament? How did you get here...?
    Testament: I was worried about you. When I came up to check up, this was how 
    it
               looked.
    Dizzy: I'm sorry.
    Testament: No. I'm not blaming you for anything. It was my fault for letting
               these humans take you in.
    Dizzy: But.... The people in Jellyfish, they really aren't bad. I just lost 
    my
           balance when I fell off the ship....
    Testament: ...Are you happy now, living outside the forest?
    Dizzy: Yes! Everyone's so fun to be with.
    Testament: I see.... Well, if you run into anything, you can come back to me
               anytime. I'll still be protecting the forest for you.
    Dizzy: Thanks.... I appreciate it. I'm not sad or anything, but.... ...Would 
    you
           mind if I came to visit every now and then?
    Testament: Hmm? It looks like your friends are here. I'd best be leaving 
    soon.
    Dizzy: Why don't you say hello to them? You've come all the way here....
    Testament: That's alright. I've already taken care of the greetings.
    Dizzy: Huh?
    Testament: Farewell. Take care of yourself.
    Dizzy: Wait! Testament! I'll come visit you soon, okay?!
    May: Hey, there you are!
    April: See? I told you to trust me!
    Dizzy: May! And April, too!
    May: Everyone's worried about you! C'mon, let's go!
    Dizzy: Thanks, you guys. And thanks.... ...Testament.
    (Pic of Testament standing on a building's roof, looking over his shoulder 
    as the May Ship departs into the sunset sky)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VENOM
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	An orphan at a very young age, Venom had no place to go until he was picked 
    up in the streets by Zato-One, leader of the Assassins' Guild. It was 
    Zato-One who taught Venom in the ways of the assassin, fully taking 
    advantage of Venom's biterness towards life and his sudden rage. Venom 
    quickly became an effective criminal wielding a pretty unconventional 
    weapon: a pool cue, using pool balls as projectiles. Venom held Zato-One in 
    high regard until the day they informed him about his disappearance, and 
    rumors of his death began to spread. Venom was in disbelief. He set out to 
    the second Sacred Knights tournament to find out how true these news were, 
    but he soon testified with his own eyes that Zato-One was indeed, no longer 
    the man he once knew and worshipped. Zato-One had became possessed by the 
    own shadow that gave him unnatural power, and was now nothing more but a 
    predator of souls. Venom was shocked, but it also gave a new purpose to his 
    life: he would honor Zato-One's memory by taking the Assassins' Guild to a 
    new level and expand its' sphere of influence in Zato-One's name.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: You still have some energy to fight. If you choose to do so, be
             prepared. I'm nearly flawless.
    Vs. Ky: Even if you're in the front line, you don't deserve to sacrifice
            yourself.
    Vs. Axl: And I thought I had reach.... It seems that yours is even bigger 
    than
             mine!
    Vs. Anji: You can turn any situation into a new attack with one look.... A
              technique I am currently working on myself.
    Vs. Baiken: Nothing slices and slashes better than a Japanese katana. 
    Perhaps
                yours is a little dull.
    Vs. Eddie: Master Zato.... Why does it have to be like this?!
    Vs. Millia: He really cared for you.... Why did you betray him?
    Vs. Chipp: Your speed is revolutionary. It'll help you cover up your 
    weaknesses.
    Vs. Faust: The Guild's doctors are among the finest in the world. If you 
    think
               you can handle it, you're welcome to join.
    Vs. Jam: We've got some martial artists in the Guild, but I've never seen 
    anyone
             with as much destructive power as you.
    Vs. Potemkin: If there's nothing else, you can always rely on your weapon. 
    I'll
                  have to keep that in mind.
    Vs. Venom: Feel free to impersonate me.... It's your soul that will pay the
               price.
    Vs. Johnny: Why did you hesitate just now? If you hadn't, you might have 
    won.
    Vs. Bridget: Your technique was perfect, but I saw it all coming. A yo-yo 
    just
                 isn't enough to stop an opponent like me.
    Vs. Slayer: The Guild belongs to Master Zato. I will not turn it over. Not 
    even
                to you.
    Vs. May: Inexperience is nothing to be ashamed of.
    Vs. Dizzy: You possess unbelieveable power. If a scabbard exists that can
               contain it, it would be best to keep it sheated.
    Vs. Zappa: With my profession, I get all kinds of opponents. At this point, 
    a
               mere ghost doesn't surprise me at all.
    Vs. I-No: Like a child who plucks the wings from an insect, once you learn 
    how
              your target works, the rest is easy.
    Vs. Testament: How can one person break so many bodily limits at once? You 
    and I
                   are obviously made from different stock....
    Vs. Robo Ky: You're nothing but a puppet, aren't you? Who's pulling your
                 strings, anyway?
    Vs. Kliff: I cannot take the life of one who is not long for this world. We
               strike only when the time is right.
    Vs. Justice: We'll pile up the bodies until the mound of waste blocks the 
    sun.
                 That is how the Guild does its' work.
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #4385
    Name: Venom
    Height: 5'10"
    Weight: 146 lbs.
    Birthday: Unknown
    Blood Type: A
    Race: Human/English
    	Subject became the top-ranking official in the Assassins' Guild after 
    Zato's disappearance. He leaves most Guild work to his subordinates.
    	His fighting style, using a pool cue and ball as its' main components, 
    makes use of multiple objects not normally treated as weapons - a trademark 
    of his assassin upbringing.
    	While lacking in close-combat experience, his skills as an assassin are 
    top-notch. But his loyalty towards Zato makes him easily malleable.
    	As the leader of one of the world's most influential guilds, he poses 
    considerable risk.
    	Risk Rating: B
    
    	"Zato...I'll protect the Guild for you!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    Jam K.
    |
    Chipp Z.
    |
    Faust--------------------
    |				 |
    (defeat Faust normally) (defeat Faust via time over)
    |				 |
    Dizzy				 Eddie
    |				 |
    Testament			 Ky K.
    |				 |
    Sol B.			 I-No---------------------------------
    |			 	 |						  |
    Slayer			 (defeat I-No in less than 50 sec.) (defeat I-No in more
    (path #1)			 |						 than 50 sec.)
    				 Eddie					  |
    				(path #2)					 Millia R.
    										(path #3)
    
    - In order to reach path #2/#3, you must defeat Faust after the timer runs 
    out. Likewise, if you defeat I-No in less than 50 seconds, you will access 
    path #2, whereas if you take more than 50 seconds to defeat her, you will 
    take path #3.
    - Your final battles against Slayer (path #1) and Eddie (path #2) both have 
    their own handicap: Slayer has Gold Mode powers, and Eddie is immune to 
    normal attacks (you must use special and Overdrive moves in order to damage 
    him).
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Millia's 
    path #1.
    
    (Castle)
    Slayer: Attention, everyone. Is is I, Slayer. As founder of the Guild, I 
    hereby
            make the following announcement to all members: The Guild is now
            dissolved. That is all.
    Venom: ...What's that senile old coot think he's doing? I'm not good enough 
    to
           take him on myself, though.... Before I can bring him down, I need to
           prepare myself.
    
    (China)
    Jam: You there! Stand still for a minute while I tie you up! That bounty's 
    mine
         for sure now!
    Venom: A bounty hunter, eh? Sorry, but I'd rather make you my sparring 
    partner.
    
    (Colony)
    Venom: Chinese martial arts with a pinch of Ki force.... His combat skills 
    were
           based on hand-to-hand combat as well. That was definetly useful 
    practice
           for me.
    Chipp: ...Don't move. I'll make you pay for what you did to my master!
    Venom: Hmm. Your speed is practically superhuman.... I think I'll take you 
    on so
           I can get used to it.
    
    (Zepp)
    Venom: Doctor Faust, right?
    Faust: You appear to be troubled. Is something the matter?
    Venom: The art of assassination is based on anatomy and dynamics. We 
    anticipate
           the opponent's movements, based on his center of gravity, and then 
    strike
           at a vital point. But when facing him.... This knowledge proves 
    entirely
           fruitless. It's a hindrance.
    Faust: I see. I see....
    Venom: So I need to find someone who's so separated from human decency that 
    his
           moves are totally unpredictable. Doctor Faust.... Please allow me to
           fight with you.
    
    -Defeat Faust normally-
    (Verdant)
    Dizzy: ...Umm, who's there?
    Venom: The sheer power of a Gear completely overwhelms an assassin's cheap
           tricks. Drowning myself in a torrent of power like yours should be
           perfect for my training.
    Dizzy: Argh! What are you doing?
    Venom: Sorry, but I need you to further my training.
    
    (Hell)
    Testament: What'd you do to Dizzy?!
    Venom: She's not dead. I just user her as a test case.
    Testament: A test case?
    Venom: I need to learn the moves that put the Gears on top in so many 
    battles.
    Testament: Draw your weapon! And prepare to burn in hell!
    
    (Paris)
    Sol: ...Eh?
    Venom: This is it. The hot blast of death that attracts me from afar.
    Sol: ....
    Venom: I'm sorry, but I need an opponent.
    Sol: ...Get outta my face.
    
    (Castle)
    Slayer: You are...Venom, are you not?
    Venom: I'm the man who took charge of the Guild after Master Zato passed 
    away.
    Slayer: The Guild no longer exists, you know.
    Venom: I can't let that happen. The Guild is a shining monument to Master 
    Zato's
           power. I must protect it, even if it means killing you in the 
    process.
    Slayer: Heh. You've got spunk, I'll give you that much. But I don't consider
            myself weak enough to lose to a human.
    Venom: That overconfidence of yours will cost you your life.... I have moves 
    in
           my repertoire that can destroy any enemy...human or not.
    Slayer: How fascinating.... Let's have a look, then.
    
    (after the fight)
    Slayer: You certainly have the skill to back up your words.... But I'm 
    afraid
            you'll need a bit more power before you can destroy me.
    Venom: If I can't destroy you, I can always seal you away. I'll give you an
           eternity to think about what you've done. You deserve it for looking 
    down
           at Master Zato like that.
    Slayer: What, are you trying to bore me to death now? I suppose I should 
    just
            blame this on karma.
    Venom: It'd be far too good a fate for you. Humans have no need for the so-
           called 'guidance' of the Nobles. The age of nobility is about to 
    expire.
    (Pic of Venom sitting atop a throne, with a servant kneeling before him, his 
    back turned towards the screen)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Faust via time over + after fight with Faust-
    (Hell)
    Venom: Great. Why did I waste all that time on a stupid doctor.... Hmm.... 
    What
           is that?
    Eddie: MMM? WELL, IF IT ISN'T ZATO'S LITTLE CHOIR BOY.
    Venom: Don't you dare desecrate his his body any more!
    
    (Paris)
    Eddie: YAAAOOOOOHH!
    Venom: Too late to run now!
    Ky: Halt! You're Venom of the Assassins' Guild, correct? I hereby place you
        under arrest under the law of the land.
    Venom: Get the hell out of my way!
    
    (Docks)
    Venom: ...Woman. Did you see a living shadow pass by just now?
    I-No: Huh? Whatever are you talking about?
    Venom: Are you hiding something? If you are, I'm going to make you regret 
    it.
    I-No: Oh, really? Then why don't you step on up and show me how!
    
    -Defeat I-No in less than 50 seconds-
    (Hell)
    Venom: I can see you're getting weaker.... I guess you're running out of 
    time.
    Eddie: GIVE...ME...YOUR BODY!
    Venom: This is pitiful. I can't believe someone like you managed to defile
           Zato.... Let's go. You've got no place to run, and no place to hide.
    
    (after the fight)
    Eddie: GIYOOOOOHHH!
    Venom: Hmph. Disgusting cannibal. ...Anyway, I feel so tired. I think...I 
    think
           I'll just rest up for a bit. Zato...I'll be by your side soon.
    (Pic of Eddie and Venom's limp hands lying beside each other)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat I-No in more than 50 seconds + after fight with I-No-
    (Hell)
    Millia: You're late.
    Venom: Millia?
    Millia: I already took care of him for you.
    Venom: ....
    Millia: So what're you gonna do now?
    Venom: Follow Master Zato's legacy. I'll make sure the Guild continues to 
    expand
           its' business.
    Millia: Expand its' business? Do you really think that's what that man 
    really
            wanted? He was a stupid coward! The Guild was just a shield to 
    protect
            himself with.
    Venom: Watch your mouth, woman. As chief of the Guild, it's time for me to 
    pass
           judgement on you. Prepare to receive your punishment for betraying 
    the
           Guild!
    Millia: So life and death revolve around you now, do they? It must be nice 
    to
            have so few worries in life.
    Venom: That's right. I'm confident in the path I have chosen.
    
    (after the fight)
    Millia: You...you defeated me....
    Venom: Millia.... You were supposed to be free of the Guild.... ...But you 
    kept
           on going back to Zato. I wanted to devote my heart and soul to that
           man.... ...But now I have to face the embarassment of his loss every 
    day
           of my life. Although we took different paths in life, we're really 
    not
           all that dissimilar. Kind of like twins separated at birth.
    Millia: Lord, I hope not. ...Die! (block)
    Venom: It's a shame things had to be this way. (slash/thud) And with that, I 
    am
           once again alone.
    (Pic of Venom, with his back turned towards the screen, standing in front of 
    2 graves as the sun sets in the horizon)
    Venom: Master Zato.... Please consider this empty life my offering to your 
    soul.
           As long as I have life, I swear I will bring the Guild to new heights 
    of
           power. May this offering make it to your soul.... ...No matter where 
    it
           may be.
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    ZAPPA
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	This common young man appears to be quite normal in appearance, but in 
    reality, he is being haunted by a wayward spirit that has possessed his 
    body. This female ghost can also summon the help of other violent entities 
    to aid her in her quest for vengeance. Zappa always loses consciousness when 
    he is possessed, and after the ghost leaves, he remains clueless about what 
    happens. His body also bends to unthinkable angles whenever he is under the 
    influence of the spirits. Zappa has became quite concerned about these 
    happenings, and has decided to go see the person who he thinks can heal him 
    from such terrible disease: doctor Faust. Zappa is actually quite polite and 
    simple-minded, but becomes a terrible beast when possessed.
    
    ARCADE QUOTES
    Vs. Sol: Oh, my, what's this guy doing on the ground? Are you alright? He 
    looks
             like he's mad at me for some reason....
    Vs. Ky: My body...not again. Please, officer, help me! Eh? What are you so 
    angry
            about? I'm under arrest? What the...?!
    Vs. Axl: Just when I thought I'd finally met a normal person, he's lying 
    face-
             down on the ground. I'd best leave him alone....
    Vs. Anji: 'Dear Mother, the other day, I found an obviously criminal 
    exhibionist
               lying on the road. The city is a scary place.... '
    Vs. Baiken: Hey, you shouldn't wave your sword around like that. You could 
    hurt
                someone! Man, what's with her....
    Vs. Eddie: Hello? Are you awake? Oh, no! He's not breathing! And his skin is
               pale!
    Vs. Millia: 'Dear Mother, the other day, a woman lying on the ground gazed 
    at me
                with tearful eyes. It seems I've fallen for her.'
    Vs. Chipp: This guy's hair is pure white! What sort of horrible thing must 
    have
               happened to him while I was sleeping?!
    Vs. Faust: So anyway, Doctor...what the?! He was fine just a moment ago! Who 
    did
               this to him?!
    Vs. Jam: I HAD A SIMPLE DREAM.... MY ONLY DREAM.... AND YET THAT MAN 
    DESTROYED
             IT. I WILL NEVER FORGIVE HIM!
    Vs. Potemkin: A gorilla's collapsed on the ground! No, it's even bigger than 
    a
                  gorilla! I'd better not get too close to it....
    Vs. Venom: I CAN SEE IT...I CAN SEE IT! YOU TOO CARRY RESENTMENT UPON YOUR
               SHOULDERS....
    Vs. Johnny: NO FORGIVENESS! I WILL CURSE ALL MEN WHO BREAK THE HEARTS OF 
    WOMEN!
    Vs. Bridget: 'Dear Mother, I saved a girl who collapsed in the forest. I was
                 hoping for a wife, but she turned out to be a man!'
    Vs. Slayer: Ah! Someone's lying upside down! Oh, never mind, it's just my 
    head
                that's upside down.... Err, wait, my head?!?
    Vs. May: There's a girl lying on the ground! Hey, are you okay? Huh? Stay 
    back?
             *sob*
    Vs. Dizzy: 'Dear Mother, I saw a winged woman lying in a crater the other 
    day.
               What's this world coming to?'
    Vs. Zappa: Oh no, he's dead! Wait, it's me! Does this mean...I'm dead?!
    Vs. I-No: Argh, my parts are moving in weird directions again! My ears! My 
    arms!
              My legs! Even my head!
    Vs. Testament: Oh, no, Death himself has finally came for me! ...Um, what 
    the
                   heck is he doing lying on the ground?
    Vs. Robo Ky: Um, excuse me, officer.... Agh! You're in pieces! Wait, are you 
    a
                 doll or something? Oh man.... Why me?
    Vs. Kliff: E-excuse me, you there, with the beard. Are you alright? Oh my, 
    he's
               crying....
    Vs. Justice: Ohh, the light! It's calling to me! Look, there's my body, so 
    far
                 below me... ...below me?!
    
    STORY MODE
    Postwar Admin. Bureau Report #6940
    Name: Zappa
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 146 lbs.
    Birthday: June 15
    Blood Type: A
    Race: Human/Australian
    	The so-called 'vengeful spirit' that this subject carries has yet to be 
    confirmed, but has been spotted by several eyewitnesses.
    	Theories abound on its' origin. Some say it is the embodiment of someone's 
    innermost thoughts; others say it's a prewar experimental weapon.
    	Regardless, the subject is confirmed to have an extremely rare form of mind 
    parasite.
    	If captured, the insights his body could bring to mental weaponry could be 
    useful.
    	However, his motives see-saw between his own desires and those of his 
    parasite.
    	As such, he should be approached with caution.
    	Risk Rating: B+
    
    	"Doctor Faust! Help meeeee!"
    
    STORY MODE MAP
    May
    |
    Axl L.
    |
    Baiken
    |
    Anji M.----------
    |		     |
    (defeat Anji)   (perform Instant Kill on Anji)
    |		     |
    Sol B.          I-No
    |		     |
    Faust-------    Ky K.
    |	      |  (path #3)
    (lose)     (win)
    (path #1)  (path #2)
    
    - Depending on whether you perform the Instant Kill (Frightening!) on Anji 
    or not will define whether you will take path #1/#2 or path #3. Likewise, 
    depending on whether you win or lose against Faust will define which ending 
    you will see (#1 or #2). This task is kinda hard, considering Zappa has VERY 
    little health when he starts the match, which means you should even look out 
    for tick damage.
    - In order to gain access to path #3, you must first have completed Sol's 
    path #2 and Ky's path #3.
    
    (May Ship)
    Zappa: I can't stand this! My body's in horrible shape. I've got to hurry up 
    and
           find a doctor. Excuse me.... You there, the cute little pirate 
    lady....
    May: Huh? What is it?
    Zappa: I'm looking for a doctor named Faust....
    May: Uh-huh, and...?
    Zappa (possessed): ...AND I HATE YOUUUUU!!
    May: Hey, that's not very nice!
    
    (after the fight)
    Zappa: My head is killing me.... Agh! No wonder! I've got this huge bump on 
    the
           back of my head. Something must've happened while I was unconscious.
    
    (London)
    Zappa: Pardon me, traveler.
    Axl: Yeah? What's up?
    Zappa: Could you help me find a doctor named Faust...?
    Axl: What, that wacko? What do ya need from him?
    Zappa (possessed): ...I'LL CURSE HIM UNTIL THE END OF TIME!!
    
    (after the fight)
    Zappa: Ow ow ow ow ow.... Where did all these burns come from? I just want 
    to
           know what the heck I'm suffering from....
    
    (Colony)
    Zappa: Ex-excuse me. Miss samurai?
    Baiken: I'm not a samurai. What do you want?
    Zappa: I've heard there was a doctor named Faust somewhere around here....
    Baiken: That demon doctor? You're a strange one, aren't you....
    Zappa: Wh-where is he? (possessed) I have to hurry or.... Arg, 
    arrrrrggghhhh!
    
    (after the fight)
    Zappa: Ahh! Now I'm bleeding! I gotta get something to stop this! Where is 
    that
           doctor? I better find him soon! Um...sir?
    Anji: Yeah? Hey, what's that heavy-looking thing on your shoulder?
    Zappa (possessed): KIYAAAAAAHHHH!
    
    -Defeat Anji normally-
    (Paris)
    Zappa: Oh, great.... Now my arm's going off in some weird direction. My 
    knee's
           wobbling, too.... S-Someone.... Anyone...! Help meeeee!
    Sol: Huh?
    Zappa: Oh...please.... Take me to a doctor.... (possessed) I'LL SCORN YOU 
    UNTIL
           I DIEEEEEEE!!
    
    (Zepp)
    Zappa: Aagh! I'm burned all over my body! Jeez! I can't take this anymore! 
    I'm
           gonna die!
    Faust: Is this where the injured is located?
    Zappa: Ahhhhh.... Are you D-Doctor Faust?
    Faust: Yes, I am.
    Zappa: Oh, thank God! There's something wrong with me.... Every now and then 
    I
    lose consciousness, you see.... And then when I wake up.... (possessed)
    KYYYAARRRRRGGGGHH!
    Faust: Hmmm...alright. I see where the problem is.
    
    -Lose against Faust-
    (after the fight)
    Zappa: Oh, man...I'm hurting all over! Ah! Doctor Faust! Thanks a lot, doc! 
    I'm
           still alive thanks to you!
    Faust: Oh, not at all. You were in very serious condition.
    Zappa: Um...so.... What's wrong with me?
    Faust: Well, to put it succintly....
    Zappa: Yes...?
    Faust: Your sickness....
    Zappa: Uh-huh?
    Faust: ...cannot be cured by modern medicine!
    Zappa: Whaaaaa?!
    Faust: I think it'd be best for you to go someplace remote... ...and train 
    your
           body to retain your strength. If I can find a suitable treatment for 
    you,
           I will pay you another visit.
    Zappa: Hey.... Doc.... Hold on a sec.... (possessed) HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE!
    (Pic of Zappa leaning backwards, holding his head in desperation. In front 
    of him, Faust stands pointing at him in the middle of a spotlight, with 
    little angels floating around him)
    PATH #1 COMPLETED
    
    -Defeat Faust + after fight with Faust-
    Zappa: Oh, man...I'm hurting all over! Ah! Doctor Faust! Thanks a lot, doc! 
    I'm
           still alive thanks to you! ...Doctor? Doctor Faust? Oh, why? Why did 
    this
           have to happen? Ahhh...I can't go on...I'm losing it.... (possessed)
           HISSSSSSSSSSSS!!
    (Pic of Zappa walking over a small hill with a red sky in the background, as 
    the huge, ugly head of the woman possessing him appears from beneath him, 
    surrounded by bones)
    PATH #2 COMPLETED
    
    -Perform Frightening! on Anji + after fight with Anji-
    (Docks)
    Zappa: Oh, great.... Now my arm's going off in some weird direction. My 
    knee's
           wobbling, too.... S-Someone.... Anyone...! Help meeeee!
    I-No: My, my, my.... You're pretty flexible. Hey, how far can you bend this,
          anyway?
    Zappa: (crack) Owwwwwww!! (possessed) DIEEEEE!!
    I-No: Huh? Hey! What's with you?
    
    (after the fight)
    Ky: Halt! You're not getting away!
    Zappa: He-He-Help me! The red girl.... She's....
    Ky: Are you alright? Don't worry. You're safe now.
    Zappa: It's all over.... Everything.... I'm gonna faint....
    Ky: Hang on! Get a grip on yourself!
    Zappa: (possessed) HEEEEEEEEEE....
    Ky: Huh?
    
    (black screen)
    Zappa: Huh...? Hey! I'm still alive! Ahh.... It's so wonderful to be alive.
           But.... Hold on.... Where am I? Why's it so dark and cold? And what's
           with these iron bars? ...Hey! Wait a minute! This is a jail cell!
    Ky: A police holding cell, to be exact. You're staying in here until you 
    realize
        that jumping an officer of the law isn't a smart idea.
    Zappa: Umm.... Jumping an officer? What're you talking about?
    Ky: No regret at all. I see.... Looks like it'd be best to keep you in 
    custody
        for a while longer.
    Zappa: ...Huh?! Wait a second! Hey! Wait! Officer! Why is this happening to 
    me?!
    (Pic of Zappa in the prison cell, sitting on the ground, his head sinked in 
    his knees, with his back towards the screen. The dog, the ghosts, and Raou 
    -his spirits- surround him, looking sorry for Zappa)
    PATH #3 COMPLETED
    
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    CREDITS
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    	Well, this is the end of this document! I hope you enjoyed this FAQ as a 
    lot of work was put into it, and a lot of heart, too! First, I would like to 
    thank you, the reader, for actually going through the trouble of accessing 
    this file and reading it. Kudos! Secondly, I would like to thank Edward 
    Chang for the different story paths. His FAQ has direct translations from 
    the Japanese version, so I guess it can be considered more accurate. Anyhow, 
    thanks to everyone, and hope to see you next FAQ!
    
    - First update finished on November 21, 2003
    
    Kailu Lantis
    lantiskailu@hotmail.com
    
    

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