Legend of Legaia Ep. 36 – THE FINALE

THE FINALE – Legend of Legaia Ep. 36

This is it, guys. Last time, we defeated Songi and managed to save the Great Genesis Tree. We also got our characters their ultimate magic (not that I’ll end up using it). But now, with the Great Genesis Tree saved, we can get into Rim Elm/Juggernaut. And then we can… uh…

What the heck butt are we supposed to do once we get in there?

Well, I guess I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.

SO LET’S GET TO IT.

MUSIC: World Map After Juggernaut

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I think I forgot to show it off before, but here’s what Rim Elm looks like now from the outside. Just a pile of organic mass, surrounded by bone spires.

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Gala: Vahn, are you all right? I understand how you feel. Even if we defeat Juggernaut… your family and fellow villagers may not return to normal.
Noa: Vahn! Vahn… I understand. I understand how you feel, Vahn! So I’ll wait for you. I’ll wait until you feel you’re ready for this. I’ll wait until you’re ready to fight Juggernaut.
Vahn: You guys… thank you. But now, more than anything, I am PISSED. So let’s get in there and finish this once and for all!
Noa: Vahn! You’re all right now? You’re all right, aren’t you?
Gala: Before our own eyes, we’ve seen many towns recover from the ravages of the Mist! We have made many miracles happen! So… so…
Noa: Vahn, you’re not alone! Everything we did together, everything we are going to do… it will never ever, ever, EVER be undone! That’s why…

I actually kind of like how both Noa and Gala’s thoughts trail off here. It’s such a serious situation, and they’re trying very hard to console Vahn, but at the same time… they can both remember what happened to Conkram. The only way to know if Rim Elm can be saved is to try though.

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Terra: Now! Now’s the time to bring forth the power of the Great Genesis Tree!
Meta: Vahn, are you prepared? There’s no point fighting Juggernaut from the outside! Juggernaut’s weak spot is on the inside!
Terra: Are you ready, everyone? We’ve got to cut an opening and crawl into Juggernaut’s body!
Ozma: We must work together! Let’s go!

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Eeeewwwww…

Noa: So, is that it? Are we going to enter Juggernaut’s body through his mouth?
Gala: It sure seems that way! Brace yourselves! It’s gonna be a wild ride!

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Ew ew ew. So this is the last dungeon: Juggernaut. Everything in here is constantly pulsing and moving and gross and ew.

MUSIC: Bio Castle

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On the other hand, it’s a very straightforward dungeon. There’s really only one path to follow for quite awhile.

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The only enemies in here are Level 3 Seru. Nighto, Swordie, Barra… we’ll be seeing almost everyone. The rewards for battles are pretty good, and battles aren’t particularly tough either, though some can be. The biggest problem is that battles take FOREVER. Enemies have so much HP now. I wise up after awhile and throw on the Good Luck Bell to lower the encounter rate though.

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We’re also going to find everyone’s best equipment in here. It’s all scattered around, but I’m going to wait to show it off until everyone has their entire ensemble.

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But as you can see, everything provides quite a respectable boost, at least +10/+15 compared to what everyone already has equipped.

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Battles like these are not an uncommon sight. 3 Level 3 Seru is pretty much the norm.

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This room is particularly unsettling. All the tendrils at the top and bottom of the screen constantly expand and contract and sway.

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We’ve got Freeds all up in here.

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Ew. I don’t even want to know what that is…

Lymph fluid?

OH, MAN, I JUST GROSSED MYSELF OUT SO HARD.

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The Crimson Book is a pretty awesome accessory, but we receive it so late that it’s not even really worth it to equip it.

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Those Mushuras look pretty badass.

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You can see the little “Enc Down” arrow, showing that I equipped the Good Luck Bell. This next part involves a lot of circling around if I want to get all of the chests, and I most certainly do.

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Still managed to run into these guys.

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We find this going left at the fork. That means that we of course have to go right as well.

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That’s all the equipment to be found in this rapids area.

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ON TO THE NEXT!

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Ew ew ew.

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Hunter: Vahn? Is that… is that you? Vahn? Get out! I mean it, Vahn. You must get out of here. This is a hellish place!
Woman: Oh, Vahn! Please help us! Save us from this pain!

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Another Lost Grail, which lets you survive a hit that would otherwise kill you. I wonder if these disappear after one use… I have one in my inventory, but haven’t ever bothered to use it. That would only make sense though. Otherwise that would be kind of broken.

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Noa: Maya! Are you all right? Are you in pain?
Maya: Don’t worry. I’ve still… got some fight left in me!
Gala: Just hang in there! We’ll save you! I promise!
Maya: Okay… Oh, I’m sorry… I’m so… tired…
Noa: Maya?
Gala: Come on, let’s go! It’s time to take out Juggernaut for good!
Noa: Hang in there, Maya. We’ll get Juggernaut!

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Vahn: I’ve been looking for you, Mei.
Mei: Oh, thank you. I knew you would come, Vahn! But please… don’t look at me. I must look horrible. Don’t look at me! I look awful…
Noa: That’s not true! You look the same, Mei! Just as pretty as ever!
Mei: You’re so sweet, Noa. Thank you so much. And I told myself… that I wouldn’t cry. I told myself… I’d be strong!
Gala: Hang in there, Mei! We’ll finish off Juggernaut! Then we’ll rescue everyone!
Mei: Wait, Vahn. Take this… with you…

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Mei: Promise me, Vahn. Promise that you’ll come back… alive!

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Nene: Am I going to die? Tell me! Am I going to die like this?
Vahn: No! I’ll save you!
Nene: Okay, I’ll wait for you. I believe you…

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Vahn: Destroy Juggernaut!
Val: I see. I’m sure you can do it. Take this with you. Vahn, I’m so proud of you.

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All right, we’re getting deeper now, and… ugh, what are those balls in the background of the battle screen? Blech!

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In this hallway, there is a semi-hidden item that would certainly behoove you to find it.  Walk against the right wall, and mash X constantly, until you find…

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Noa is the REAL Juggernaut here.

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Sorry, I missed a shot of the Ra-Seru Club’s stats 😦 It’s for Gala though.

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Ep. 35.mp4_20150726_175833.809Well, it’s not the last fight yet, but everyone’s final equipment set is complete. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Here’s Vahn:
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Noa:
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And Gala:
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Gala wins this round. He looks insanely metal.

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Noa: I feel a breeze! There’s a breeze coming from over there!
Gala: W-What’s that?
Noa: Ah! Waaaaaa!
Gala: What’s wrong, Noa? What are you shouting about? H-Holy…

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Gala: Y-You!
Noa: Are you all right, Gala? Please, don’t let go!
Gala: I’m trying, but… my hand… I can’t get a good grip! We’re slipping…

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WELP.

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Gala: Noa! Where do you think you’re going on your own? Vahn, we have to follow Noa!

MUSIC: Cort’s Theme

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Gala: Just as Songi said, Cort has fused with Juggernaut and is still alive. But how horrifying. How bizarre… He couldn’t be human anymore.
Noa: No! No! Stop! Stop it! Cort, come back! Turn back into a person again! Why did you do it? You’re my brother! You’re supposed to be human! I’m a human! I know about love! I am human! I hate being alone! It’s good to be human! So Cort, be human again!

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Noa: Cort!
Cort: Human? Humans are weak. Humans are dirty. I gave up being human to become a mighty being. I am a being that transcends humans! Even the Seru! A perfect entity! A perfect entity! Perfect entity! Humans are imperfect. I will use all my powers to destroy them!
Noa: No! You’re wrong, Cort!
Cort: Who interferes?!
Noa: It’s me, Noa!
Cort: Noa? Who is Noa? I know no Noa!

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Cort: I NEED NO NOA!

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Noa: Cort…
Cort: I sense the presence of humans! Weak, dirty humans! I do not need humans! I must destroy the humans here!

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OH SNAP, HERE WE GO!

MUSIC: Final Battle

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THIS IS IT. The final battle! Against… Cort? Juggernaut? JuggerCort? I’ll just go with Cort.

As usual, first order of business is Spirit.

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Cort hits pretty hard, but not as hard as Songi did, surprisingly. Plus, the party is decked out in the best equipment possible.

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He definitely hits harder when you haven’t used Spirit though.

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Of course, last boss has to have a full party attack.

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I’m surprised at how short the animation is. I mean, damn, when we fought Cort the first time, I had to split his Evil Seru Magic into 3 .gifs.

And like the older bosses, he charges up before using this, which allows you to basically halve the damage, which helps a ton.

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I think Noa takes less damage from Cort.

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We’re pounding out the damage pretty hard though.

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This is actually a pretty easy fight. Like I said, Songi is much more difficult. I think the equipment makes a big, big difference in this battle.

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Meta: We all did the best we could.
Terra: Now the human world will return to normal. However… Hari did the best he could, but I think Noaru Valley is done for. The age of Seru… Our era is over.

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Noa: No! Terra, don’t leave me alone! Don’t leave me!?
Terra: Noa, your parents were killed by a Seru. Yet, you want to be with me, a Seru? And besides, you’re not alone. You have Vahn and Gala.
Gala: Ozma, we have experienced life and death together. How can you leave me now?
Ozma: Oh Gala, has your dependence on me caused you to forget your own abilities?
Meta: Vahn, your heart is so full of warmth.

MUSIC: Noa’s Dream

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MUSIC: Juggernaut Clears Away

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… and brought to humankind a new world of true peace, completely free of the Mist. Children of Rim Elm! Be proud of Vahn, whose home is our village!

MUSIC: Rim Elm Rebuilt

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Dr. Usha: I have a Soren take me all the way here only to find that the biggest hero, Vahn, is about to leave!
Nene: W-Who… is this person?
Vahn: Dr. Usha, a brilliant scientist.
Dr. Usha: Correct. I am Usha, veritable warehouse of knowledge. Well, never mind that. Vahn, I want you to tell me why you are leaving.

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So, I have to admit, I don’t know if it makes a difference or not, but I tried to make it seem as though Vahn and Mei would end up together. But out of all the choices here, only the third one really makes sense to me. Beyond that, I pick it for reasons you’ll see soon anyways.

Dr. Usha: Oh, I see! How forward of me to ask such a question. Yes, well, if those are your intentions, then it’s fine with me. Here’s what I’ll do! I’m going to write a book about the life of our great liberator! I will remain in Rim Elm to gather material for my book until you return, Vahn. Those two there. They must be your family, Vahn? Pardon me for disturbing your saying farewell to Vahn. Tell me everything outside.
Val: What a character you are, Dr. Usha! Ha ha! Very well. I will tell you what you want to know.

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Nene: I’m sure you’ll be all right, but take care anyway! Good luck!

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Maya: But it’s out of my hands. I hope everything works out well for the both of you. Good luck. Let me worry about things here.

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Hey, Zalan’s here!

Zalan: My son, Pepe, and I are traveling the world together on a jewel buying trip!
Pepe: I’m learning the secrets of the jewelry business as we travel. Vahn, if you ever need a wedding ring, I’ll give you a good price!

There are a ton of people around Rim Elm now.
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Val: We were talking about how the Ra-Seru’s amazing powers healed my legs, and how everyone in the village feels as if they’ve been reborn. The Ra-Seru have given us a new lease on life. It’s a miracle we’ll never stop talking about.
Dr. Usha: Fascinating. A most fascinating story. Vahn, Val is a wonderful father, and Nene is a wonderful sister. But Vahn, your face says you want to ask me about the world outside the village. My intuition was right, as usual. Well then, I will make it brief. First of all, you do know that no more Seru will be created anymore, yes? Our good friends in Sol are still experimenting, but it’s no use. With Uru Mais destroyed and the Seru-kai gone, no new Seru will ever appear again. What’s more, the Seru already here are gradually losing their power. My calculations show that most of the Seru will die off in the next year or so. We avoided the Seru in the age of Mist, but losing them completely is another matter. The Soren, the flying carts and others who relied on the Seru may return to the Stone Age. But Vahn, I have faith in human potential! The human race will never die out, as long as we have people like you to carry on Tieg’s wishes.

That’s a pretty good epilogue, actually.

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Mei: Vahn, I’m engaged to marry Ixis.
Vahn: Ixis… Ixis… who is that again?

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Vahn: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… Er, uh, I mean *ahem* That’s wonderful! Congratulations!

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Mei: Vahn, you love Noa, and you’re going to tell her that, right? Maybe the four of us could have a double wedding! I’m so happy right now! Tee-hee! Be careful, Vahn. I’ll be waiting for you to return.

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Village Elder: After the village was rescued from Juggernaut, and Noa left the village, Noa was carrying a baby, wasn’t she? Noa refused to tell me who the baby was, but that was her brother Cort, wasn’t it?
Vahn: Yes, I think that was Cort.
Village Elder: As I suspected. Cort, too, must have been reborn when we received new life from the Ra-Seru. I know that it was Cort who brought the Mist into the world. And I also know that Cort is Noa’s only blood relative. Noa must have been trying to leave with Cort unnoticed. She must have decided to raise Cort by herself. Noa is quite a young woman. Hmm… Vahn, are you about to leave Rim Elm? Have you said goodbye to everyone?
Vahn: No, but there are WAY too many people to talk to.
Village Elder: Good luck to you. See the distant lands, the rich world for all humans!

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Well, I talked to ALMOST everyone, actually. I forgot about Tetsu, and apparently Luctes was there in town. I must have missed him though.

MUSIC: Ending

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And that’s it! We did it, everyone!

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We get a shot of Noa in Jeremi with her baby brother.

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Gala has returned to his position as Master Teacher at Biron Monastery.

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Cara and Grantes are still happy together in Buma.

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Saryu apparently snagged himself a regular bride, rather than a Seru bride.

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Sol is still a bustling town, as always.

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With Dr. Usha visiting Rim Elm, it looks like Mrs. Usha has taken over his experiments. They seem to be going… not so well.

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The Flying Seru is still in operation, but who knows for how much longer?

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The Soren are going to have to leave their camp soon, as their Seru Wings will soon start to fail.

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And on top of Conkram, a pair of flowers begins to bloom.

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And we get a final statistics screen! 40 hours of gameplay, not too bad. 10 or so hours of that was probably grinding though. ~750 battles, and everyone topped 4,000 damage. I slacked off on gathering magic near the end of the game, and I missed a bunch of silly side games, but no real side quests.

Well, everyone, that’s it! That was Legend of Legaia. I’m going to make a retrospective, wrap-up post as well, so join me next time for the LAST Legend of Legaia episode by Save File, before I move onto the next Screenshot Let’s Play! Thanks for reading everyone, I really hope you enjoyed it.