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TheMcD
May 4, 2013

Monaca / Subject N 2020
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Despair. Malice.
Values America can believe in.





♪ BGM: Wonderful Dead 004

Alright, time to head back into the subway.



♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead



To find the base, we have to find somewhere we can get into the sewer.
Hey, Komaru... Before we do that, there's something I want to know...
Hm? What about?
U-Um...you said...I'm...your friend?
I did say that. Why do you ask?
B-But, I've been thinking it over, and I have to tell you, my number one is still Master.
Um...okay?
But something like that... That's no good, right? Thinking you're...not as important as someone?
Toko... Do you know what friends are?
D-Don't patronize me! It's a relationship where people talk about love, and go eat sweets together on weekends... Become estranged when one of them gets a lover... Then, they learn to move past it, and have a--
W-Well, that's kinda right, but... Friends are more like...
Wh-What?
...Never mind. I dunno.
What the hell!? Talk to me, here!
Well, I don't think you have to really define it right now...just act like you normally do.
B-But...that's just... It's hard for me to accept it. I-It doesn't...feel real.
A-Am I annoying, Komaru? The way I am now... Don't I annoy you? I-I couldn't be friends...
Well, how about this...? Can I call you "Toki"?
...Who the hell is that?
It'll be your nickname!
Oh... I... I've never been called by a nickname before... Well, other than insults...
Never? Not even as a kid?
Well...I hope we get along together, Toki!



♪ BGM: DSO_Junk Food for a Dashing Youth

What happened, Toki? Are you okay, Toki?
Gah...i-it's fine... I will withstand it! I will go through this horrible friendship ritual!
Now, say it again! Say it one more time! I will not retreat!
...Toki.
Ugh! N-No! No, it's... It's too much!
...Never mind. I'm just gonna call you "Toko" again.
Y-Yes, thank you. The friendship was far too intense...

Toko's going to need some time to get used to this whole "friendship" idea.



♪ BGM: Wonderful Dead 004

Moving on, let's explore this subway.



We find ourselves stymied by a wall...



...but there's a collectible!









♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead

Wh-What brought this on?
The 3rd volume of "The Bomb" is so good, I gotta talk about it! But are you okay with spoilers?
Okay, how many times do I have to tell you? I have no interest in manga at all.
So Yoko, the girl from the 2nd volume, tries to stop Yume from giving in to despair. And she says this... Oh, it's so beautiful...
I'm tearing up just remembering it...
Oh Yumi, Yoko... I'm so happy for you...
Hey, Komaru! Come back to reality!
Huh? Did you...? You stopped calling me "Omaru"?
O-Oh, did I? Y-You're probably just mistaken.
No, I heard right! I tried to call you Toki, and you knew that and tried to call me by my name, right?
Wh-What, you got a problem with that? You think I'm too gloomy to have a character arc!?
No, it's not that at all... It just makes me really happy. Thanks, Toki.
Ughhhhhh!
S-Sorry! That slipped out on accident!
You're doing it on purpose, aren't you!?



♪ BGM: We Can't Change The World

Upon exiting the room, we find another Monokuma kid!

Y-Yeah...

What's in it?



♪ Jingle: Truth Bullet GET!

The final truth bullet!



Looks like you picked up Link. Link is a Truth Bullet that can control Monokumas by taking over their cyberbrains. It's not really fit for combat, but that doesn't mean you can't put it to good use.



Also, you can release a Link with the C Key. Now your "Hacking Gun" can actually hack things! Use it lots!



♪ BGM: Wonderful Dead 004

Well, before that, we have somebody to talk to here.



♪ BGM: We Can't Change The World

...What did you do...?
I killed a child and destroyed a Monokuma all by myself! Towa is safe now! There's no need to hide anymore!
...
You no longer need to worry about your families and friends being killed! You no longer need to see others killed! Hahaha, you should all be grateful! Cry in tears of joy that I've saved you all!
...She's completely gone.
My husband and daughter didn't die in vain! Thanks to them, I know Monokuma's weakness! Their deaths have been avenged!
I think it's best to just...leave her be.
Yeah... Sometimes its better not to wake up from a dream.



♪ BGM: Wonderful Dead 004

Now, let's take Link for a spin.



When you hit a Monokuma with it, you can then control it and use its attack. There's a time limit for how long you can control it.



In this case, we just have to dump the Bomber in front of the broken part of the wall.



Then we can blow the wall up by killing the Bomber.



And we can move on!



Next stop, the subway.



A subway with sparkles!



♪ Jingle: Hidden Kids Discovered!

Huh. So that means I missed both Jataro and Kotoko. Well, nothing to be done about that now.



While making our way through the trains and the rails, we find another collectible!



I... uh... huh. This is one weird kids' book.





Whoa there, Toko. Watch the fourth wall.



Next stop, another Monoku-Man puzzle room.



♪ BGM: It's a Monokuma World





♪ Jingle: Monoku-Man Activate

This is a relatively simple one.







Basically, we need some Link usage here. We move the Siren over to the one side of the breakable wall. We then use Dance on the Siren, that attracts the Destroyers and the Bomber to the same spot, then blow up the Bomber, which then blows up the rest.



Like so!



♪ Jingle: Monoku-Man Success



♪ BGM: Wonderful Dead 004

Next up, I get to experience the suicide dive attack the Destroyers have.



It can really catch you off guard when you're not expecting it.



Especially when it happens twice in a row.



Next up, we have another collectible.





The adults want to murder the kids. Nothing new there I guess.



Another collectible!







...hrm.



Another Monoku-Man room!



♪ BGM: It's a Monokuma World



♪ Jingle: Monoku-Man Activate





This one I screwed up at the beginning because I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I didn't notice the cracks in the floor. I first thought this was some sort of "blow up all the Bombers with one shot" thing, so I first just moved the Bomber on the right close to the others and blew it up. Instead, you're supposed to move the Bomber on the right to the crack in the floor on the left, then blow up the one you can still shoot at on the right.



Like so.



♪ Jingle: Monoku-Man Success

That clears the challenge...



...and causes a large area to just break off and fall down.



♪ BGM: We Can't Change The World

...You're awfully excited by all that destruction. You're actually a terrifying woman deep down...
Toko, look!



Let's go and check it out!



♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead

Y-Yeah, but... Do you really intend to go back to those guys? We're...fugitives, y'know? If we go back there, we'll be captured with no questions asked.
Well, maybe... But maybe not.
Which one is it!?
If we explain ourselves, I'm sure they'll understand! We have the same goal! We all want to stop those out-of-control kids, right?
And if it's for that cause, I bet they'll lend us a hand. And they'll rescue Byakuya, too!
Wow... You've changed quite a bit.
You really think those spineless cowards are going to risk it and cooperate with us?
It will be fine! I'm more of a coward than they are, but I'm still doing my best!
Well...if you say so. I believe you.
Gehe...gehehehe... A-After all we're...friends.
...You look really scary when you say that.
Wh-What do you mean I'm scary!?
F-Fine, be that way. Let's just hurry up and get over there.
Hey, wait, Toko! I was just kiddiiing!



♪ BGM: Like I Would Become A Monster



Next, we cut back to the Warriors of Hope's base, where Nagisa has Nagito tied up, and he's probably not very happy with him. As an aside, this is one of my two most favorite scenes in the game. It will probably become apparent why. I very highly recommend watching this one.



It's no use acting like you don't know! I heard it all!
...



Confess! You were lying to us the whole time!
Ha... Ahahah...



Like cookies, glassware, the window at that girl you like's house... More than plenty, dammit!
Sh-Shut up! We swore to make this town into a paradise! We promised that we'd change history! And this...guy...interfered.
Changin' history!? I dunno, you seem pretty *hysterical* enough to me!
I mean, what the hell's with you, Nagisa? What's up *your* rear end? Y'know what, actually, don't answer that. I wanna keep the ratings down.
Hahahaha!
Didn't I tell you to shut up!?



Ogeeerooo!
Oooh, so scary! And what are you going to do about me?
Th-This is your fault... It's your fault it's your fault it's your fault!
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!



♪ BGM: Ghost Stories From the School District of Revolution

...Huh? M-Monaca!? What did you say!?
Ahem, liiike I said, I was the one who asked Mister Servant to help me.
Wh-What did you tell him to do?
I asked him to bring Miss Komaru Naegi all the way back here.
Y-You're lying, right? Th-This is...some kind of joke, right?
Sorry, it's the truuuth!
Lies! Why? Why would you do something like that!?
Oh, that's too bad. No matter how smart you might be, you still don't understand it, hm?
But I guess that's to be expected. I never gave you a proper explanation.
EóExplanation? What are you talking about? What needs explaining? We're going to make a paradise, right? And... And that's why we caused this revolution, right?
Sorryyy, Monaca doesn't care about paradise or anything like thaaat.
...What?
Oh, I guess you can say that the paradise I want and the one you want are different things.
I have no interest whatsoever in a paradise where kids can live peacefully.
S-Stop kidding around, Monaca! What the heck is this?
Sorry, but this is all for the sake of the successor to Junko Enoshima.
Huh? Successor...?
Yes, the 2nd generation of Big Sis Junko. That's what I'm after.
My aim is different from Mister Servant's. But we agreed to work together at the beginning.
So don't get so jealous, Nagisa...
I-I don't understand... What are you talking about, Monaca?
It's fine, it's fine... You just have to keep doing your best for my sake.



...Huh?



♪ BGM: DSO_Ocean Breeze Dead End

Mmm...chu...mmm...



Wh-What are you doing?
You love Monaca, right? You can't live without Monaca, riiight? You love me sooo much, sometimes you even have perverted thoughts about me, riiight?
S-Stop... Please, stop!
You're glad you got to kiss Monaca, right? If you work hard, I can do other things too, y'know...





You have such a hard time, everyone has high expectations of you because you're so smart. And you even have high expectations for yourself. And you're always suffering from that, right?
I said, don't come near meee!



So Nagisa just straight slaps Monaca across the face.



She doesn't exactly seem fazed by it, though.

...What?
From the very start I never expected anything of you. Thatís why I kept the Successor a secret. After all, you're just a weak, weak little child that no one expects anything from.
I-I said get back!



At this point, he just starts slapping her repeatedly. She, again, doesn't really react.

Maybe it was all a misunderstanding.
Don't come near me! Get back, get back!



Seriously...



But...
Monaca loves how uncool and worthless you are, Nagisa!





♪ BGM: Silence ♫

Chu...mmm...mmm...
Mmm...mmmnnn...



For Monaca's sake... Kill all the adults. Risk your life for Monaca.
Isn't that nice, Nagisa?



Aaaand his mind's completely hosed.

That will be it for this little interlude, and this update as well. Next time, we'll rejoin Komaru and Toko on their way to the resistance base and see what awaits them there this time.