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Game Script by wackypanda

Version: Final | Updated: 01/23/16

Mega Man X8 Game Script

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Table of Contents
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0. Things to Note/Contact Info
1. Opening
2. Noah's Park (Intro Stage)
	2.1 First Run
	2.2 Revisit (with Alia)
	2.3 Revisit (with Layer)
	2.4 Revisit (with Pallette)
3. After Intro Stage
4. Troia Base (Optic Sunflower's stage)
	4.1 Troia Base (As X)
	4.2 Troia Base (As Zero)
	4.3 Troia Base (As Axl)
5. Primrose (Gravity Antonion's stage)
	5.1 Primrose (As X)
	5.2 Primrose (As Zero)
	5.3 Primrose (As Axl)
6. Pitch Black (Dark Mantis' stage)
	6.1 Pitch Black (As X)
	6.2 Pitch Black (As Zero)
	6.3 Pitch Black (As Axl)
7. Booster Forest (Bamboo Pandamonium's stage)
	7.1 Booster Forest (As X)
	7.2 Booster Forest (As Zero)
	7.3 Booster Forest (As Axl)
8. Dynasty (Gigavolt Man-o-War's stage)
	8.1 Dynasty (As X)
	8.2 Dynasty (As Zero)
	8.3 Dynasty (As Axl)
9. Metal Valley (Earthrock Trilobyte's stage)
	9.1 Metal Valley (As X)
	9.2 Metal Valley (As Zero)
	9.3 Metal Valley (As Axl)
10. Central White (Avalanche Yeti's stage)
	10.1 Central White (As X)
	10.2 Central White (As Zero)
	10.3 Central White (As Axl)
11. Inferno (Burn Rooster's stage)
	11.1 Inferno (As X)
	11.2 Inferno (As Zero)
	11.3 Inferno (As Axl)
12. Encounters With Vile
	12.1 Encounters With Vile (As X)
	12.2 Encounters With Vile (As Zero)
	12.3 Encounters With Vile (As Axl)
13. Intermissions
	13.1 Noah's Park
	13.2 Troia Base
	13.3 Central White
	13.4 Inferno
14. Dr. Light Capsules
	14.1 Neutral Armor
	14.2 Troia Base
	14.3 Primrose
	14.4 Pitch Black
	14.5 Booster Forest
	14.6 Noah's Park
	14.7 Metal Valley
	14.8 Central White
	14.9 Inferno
15. Cutscenes Between Stages
16. After Beating Eight Mavericks
17. Jakob Stage
	17.1 Jakob Stage (As X)
	17.2 Jakob Stage (As Zero)
	17.3 Jakob Stage (As Axl)
18. After Beating The Jakob Stage
19. Gateway Stage
	19.1 Gateway Stage (As X)
	19.2 Gateway Stage (As Zero)
	19.3 Gateway Stage (As Axl)
20. After Beating The Gateway Stage
21. Sigma's Palace
	21.1 Sigma's Palace (As X)
	21.2 Sigma's Palace (As Zero)
	21.3 Sigma's Palace (As Axl)
22. After Beating Sigma
23. After Beating Lumine's First Form
24. After Beating Lumine's Second Form
25. Endings
	25.1 Easy Ending
	25.2 X's Ending
	25.3 Zero's Ending
	25.4 Main Ending
	25.5 Epilogue 1
	25.6 Epilogue 2
	25.7 Axl's Ending
26. Credits

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0. Things to Note
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- To my knowledge, all typos and punctuation errors in this script are in the
original text.

- To save space, Alia, Layer, and Pallette's navigation dialogues are written
in the "As X", "As Zero", and "As Axl" segments of each stage, respectively.
Navigator dialogue is not dependent on the Hunter in-game.

- The ellipses denoting silences were much longer in the original text. I
didn't feel like counting the number of dots.

 - Any suggestions can be sent to wackypanda@gmail.com .

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1. Opening
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[Scene begins with a shot of the Orbital Elevator.]

Narrator: The endless Reploid rebellions continue. Humans, however, have begun
migrations to the Moon, thanks to new technology. This plan is called the Jakob
Project, and an Orbital Elevator was built as part of it. Highly advanced new
generation Reploids have been brought to the moon's surface to work.

[Cargo containers travel along the rails winding around the Elevator. The
game's title flashes on the screen.* One starts sparking and shaking, before
something explodes and blows it off the rails. As it falls, the game's subtitle
"Paradise Lost" appears. The scene fades to black.]

***

[Smoke rises from the wrecked container.]

Announcer: There has been an accident on board the no. 4 descending container.
All personnel...

[The container is now shown wrecked and burning at the bottom of the Elevator.
X surveys the damage and speaks into his communicator.]

X: This is X. I've encountered an accident while on patrol of the Orbital
Elevator. Dispatch rescue Mechaniloids immediately...

[Sigma pries his way out of the container wreckage.]

X: Huh!?

[Sigma steps out of the wreck. X gapes in horror as an army of Sigmas emerge
from the flames.]

X: Si... Sigma?

[Some of the Sigmas step aside, revealing a white Reploid in their midst. X
grips his buster and glares at the Reploid as he speaks.]

White Reploid: To protect ourselves from damage during the accident, we had to
copy a sturdy Sigma body. We new generation Reploids enjoy complete and total
immunity to all viruses...

[The Sigma nearest the white Reploid begins to transform. X relaxes slightly,
having changed his buster back into his hand. All of the Sigmas revert into
normal green Reploids.]

White Reploid: So even copying something as dangerous as Sigma provides no risk.

X: Who're you?

White Reploid: I'm Lumine. I'm the director in charge of the Elevator and of
the Jakob Project.

[X continues staring at Lumine as the scene ends.]


* This is absent in the PC version.

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2. Noah's Park (Intro Stage)
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2.1 First Run
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[The alarm sounds.]

Alia: I'm picking up Maverick readings near the Jakob facility! All Hunters
near Point Galapagos, please dispatch immediately!

X: Roger!

[Axl warps into Noah's Park, followed by X.]

Alia: X... This new Maverick... It's pattern is very unusual. I'd like to do
some research on it, so try to pick up plenty of samples.

X: Got it. OK Axl, let's get going!

Axl: Ready when you are, X.

Alia: When you need Axl's help, call him in with a Character Change.

Axl: Better watch out, X. I might just steal your spotlight.

Alia: You two be careful. I'll send Zero over later to give you a hand.

[After you cross the river, a large crab-like Maverick is spotted.]

Alia: X, Axl! I've examined the data on that Maverick. Looks like it grabs its
opponents and immobilizes them. If you're grabbed by the enemy, call for a Tag
Assist and help is on the way!

[After you defeat the Maverick, your secondary character warps in.]

X: Alia... I got a sample of that Maverick for you.

Alia: I'd like to start analyzing it right away. Bring it to me as soon as you
can!

X: Roger. I'm on my way. Axl, I'm counting on you to clean up here.

Axl: No problem, X! This'll be a snap.

[X warps out, leaving you with only Axl.]

{On the lower cliff}

Alia: Axl, it looks like you'll need to hover over from the edge to continue
onward. To hover, press the jump button again and hold it while in mid-air.

[After the first enemy checkpoint, Zero warps in.]

Zero: Axl, pick up the pace! This is no time to slack off!

Axl: You show up late and have the nerve to complain? I can more than handle a
few Mavericks all by myself anyway.

Zero: That's the spirit! Let's move!

[After you drop in front of the waterfall, the crab-like Maverick appears
again.]

{If your Attack Gauge is full and you neglect it}

Alia: Now, you two! The Attack Gauge is full! You can use the Double Attack!
It's an ultra-powerful combo! Time it carefully!

[After you defeat the Maverick, your secondary character warps in.]

Axl: Ha! Piece of cake! Snagged a sample from that Maverick, too!

Zero: Nice work! Now, take it and head back, Axl.

Axl: OK! I'll leave the rest up to you.

[Axl warps out, leaving you with only Zero.]

{In front of the gray building}

Alia: It looks like the entrance to that building is above you. Use the Double
Jump to get up there.

[After the second enemy checkpoint, X warps in.]

X: Sorry to keep you waiting, Zero. How've you been holding up?

Zero: Barely broke a sweat... C'mon! Let's go!

{In front of the conveyor belt with the shield cannons}

Alia: I've completed my analysis of enemies who use protective barriers! They
can completely defend against normal attacks, but you can break their barriers.
X's full Charge Shot does the trick, as does Zero's third hit in a combo... And
Axl can break barriers with repeated concentrated shots.

[In the hallway before the boss room, your secondary character warps in.]

Alia: X, Zero... Can you hear me? That Maverick's signal is getting really
close now. According to my analysis, the Double Attack should work best on this
Maverick. When the Attack Gauge is full, use the Double Attack!

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2.2 Revisit (with Alia)
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{After reaching the waterfall}

Alia: Looks like there's a ledge above you. If you jump high enough, you can
reach it.


2.3 Revisit (with Layer)
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{After crossing the river}

Layer: There are parasitic Mechaniloids in Metal Valley called Bulbrites. They
attach themselves to other Mechaniloids to power them up. The results of this
powering up depends on the type of Mechaniloid.

{If Vile is in the upcoming enemy checkpoint}

Layer: I've detected a Maverick signal up ahead. The signal is really intense.
Be careful...

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2.4 Revisit (with Pallette)
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{After the first enemy checkpoint}

Pallette: Use your head to figure out if there's a way to break the rocks up
above.

{In front of the building}

Pallette: Hm? The lock seems to have opened.

{Below the compressors}

Pallette: There's a switch in there that appears to activate two doors.

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3. After Intro Stage
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[After defeating the crab-like Maverick, your primary character crosses to the
hole in the wall, where he narrowly dodges a missile barrage. Vile is standing
there, laughing maniacally.]

Vile: How nice to see you again, X!

[X points his buster at Vile.]

X: Vile!

[Axl looks confused. Zero helpfully explains.]

Zero: He used to be a Class A Hunter... but now he's our sworn enemy! He's a
Maverick and a wanted criminal.

[Vile chuckles at this flattering description.]

Vile: I'd love to stay and play, boys... but I'm afraid I have too much work to
do!

[Vile turns to a mechanism beside him which is holding Lumine in place.
Strangely, Lumine is not struggling, but has a faint smile on his lips...]

X: Lumine?

Vile: That's right. This orbital elevator is under our control now.

X: Just what do you plan to do?

Vile: It begins now, X. A new world will be born! Ha ha ha, ha ha ha...

[Vile flies off. Scene ends.]

[Scene begins at Hunter Base.]

Alia: They're after Lumine, the director of the facility. If that's the case...

[A picture of Lumine appears on the screen.]

Alia: Then the ultimate goal must be control of the Orbital Elevator!

X: I don't know what the deal is, but Vile kept talking about some new world
beginning.

Alia: They must be up to something big... Oh!

[The alarm sounds.]

Alia: I'm picking up a Maverick reading!

[The Stage Select panel is shown.]

{After you've selected your characters - if you are not playing a New Game+}

Alia: Let me introduce your new navigators...

Layer: Nice to meet you, Hunters. My name is Layer. My specialty is analyzing
enemy abilities. I hope I can be of use.

Pallette: Hi! I'm Pallette. I'm good at analyzing routes through stages.

Alia: I don't suppose I need to say it, but I - Alia - will also assist in
navigation. Before you head into battle, be sure to choose a naviagator to
assist you. Of course, if you're feeling confident, you can always choose to go
it solo.

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4. Troia Base (Optic Sunflower's stage)
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4.1 Troia Base (As X)
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Alia: You'll have to complete training sessions for each area in order to move
on. The next area may change depending on how well you've completed the
previous one.

{In the next room}

Alia: The training area will adjust its difficulty based on the scores you've
received. The enemies that appear in this mode will also become stronger as you
get better.

{In the hallway before the boss room - if you have met the conditions for
meeting Cut Man}

Alia: I have some important info, everyone! Unknown data has been downloaded
from the outside! It's titled "CM." I wonder what it could mean?

{After stepping closer to the boss door}

Alia: I've taken a close look at the area the target is in, but... I see
evidence of the shape having been changed many times by the program in charge.
The target itself likely possesses the ability to alter geographical features.

[When you enter the boss room, Optic Sunflower appears in a laser beam.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Optic Sunflower: A Maverick Hunter!? Here!? Who in the world are you? Why are
you here? Who am I?

X: He's gone totally berserk! We've got to stop him!

Optic Sunflower: Berserk? I don't think so. We may not be the good guys, but
we're no monsters. No one has the right to put a stop to our plans!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Optic Sunflower: X... Since you made it this far, you must have figured it out.
You must have an inkling as to what we're after here.

X: You Mavericks... You're under Sigma's control, aren't you?

Optic Sunflower: No one can control us. You old models cannot even begin to
comprehend my master's - OUR - greatness!

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4.2 Troia Base (As Zero)
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Layer: This place was originally a training facility for Hunters. It's
programmed so that you must clear each area in order to progress to the next.

{In the hallway before the boss room - if you have met the conditions for
meeting Cut Man}

Layer: What's this? It looks like some data has been downloaded from an outside
source... It's called "CM," whatever that means...

{After stepping closer to the boss door}

Layer: The management program of the training area is named "Helios," after the
sun. I've detected the energy used by "Helios" in the target. Apparently, the
target can alter its surroundings. It'll try to use the environment to its
advantage. Be careful!

[When you enter the boss room, Optic Sunflower appears in a laser beam.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Optic Sunflower: A Maverick Hunter!? Here!? Who in the world are you? Why are
you here? Who am I?

Zero: Aw man... He's gone off the deep end.

Optic Sunflower: No! No! No! We may not be the good guys, but we're no
monsters. Why don't you see?

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Optic Sunflower: Zero... Surely you've figured it out. You must have an inkling
as to what we're after here.

Zero: What would I know about how you Mavericks think?

Optic Sunflower: My master remembers you well. You had the chance to become the
ultimate destroyer. That's ancient history now.

- - - - - - - - - -


4.3 Troia Base (As Axl)
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Pallette: You have to clear each area in order to move on to the next one.
Depending on your score, the next training session will be altered.

{In the room with the armor capsule}

Pallette: I'm picking up what looks like an incredibly tough substance that is
resistant to attack. Only the power of a black hole could put a dent in it.
It'll take a huge amount of energy.

{In the hallway before the boss room - if you have met the conditions for
meeting Cut Man}

Pallette: Oh no! There's some outside data being downloaded! The filename is
"CM!" I can't figure out what this data could mean...

[When you enter the boss room, Optic Sunflower appears in a laser beam.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Optic Sunflower: A Maverick Hunter!? Here!? Who in the world are you? Why are
you here? Who am I?

Axl: This guy's outta control.

Optic Sunflower: That's where you're wrong. We may not be the good guys, but
we're no monsters. Such concepts are beyond the grasp of halfwits like you.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Optic Sunflower: Axl... The shape-shifter. The prototype of the Reploids who
will lead the new age...

Axl: So what? You sayin' I should join you? Tough luck, chump!

Optic Sunflower: If only you were a little smarter, you could have been chosen,
too...

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5. Primrose (Gravity Antonion's stage)
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5.1 Primrose (As X)
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Alia: Looks like there's a gravity control system in place in this facility.
You can probably open up new routes by rotating the gravitational pull.

{In the room with the two missile-bots standing on top of the blocks}

Alia: There are blocks around here that are affected by the changes in
gravitational pull. You should take note of the position of the blocks and
predict the way they'll move. Some enemies can be destroyed by falling blocks,
so be sure to use them to your advantage.

{In the room with green switches}

Alia: It appears that the gravity manipulation switches operate differently in
this room. They should help you find a route to the next area if you get stuck.

{In the hallway leading to the boss room}

Alia: I've detected a Maverick signal up ahead. There are no gravitational
switches in here. But apparently the target has the ability to alter gravity at
will. Be careful when gravity is altered. You don't want to get caught up in
the chaos.

[When you enter the boss room, a box appears and crashes to the floor,
revealing Gravity Antonion.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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X: You used to be an incredible scientist. What happened? What are you up to?

Gravity Antonion: Incredible scientist? Who are you to say such things? I don't
pursue my research just to earn praise from the likes of you.

X: Have you gone Maverick as well?

Gravity Antonion: Maverick? Once again, you attach labels to me. What
arrogance! Hmpf. At any rate, if you choose to stand in my way, I'll destroy
you!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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X: Did he... Did Sigma make you go Maverick?

Gravity Antonion: My master is not incorrect in his philosophy.

X: But Sigma plans to bring catastrophe to this world! He's evil!

Gravity Antonion: And the thought that it is this world that is evil has never
crossed your mind? Oh, forget it... If you get in my way, I'll destroy you!

- - - - - - - - - -


5.2 Primrose (As Zero)
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Layer: This facility has a gravity control system installed. If you change the
direction of the gravitational pull, items in the area may be affected.

{In the room with the Runnerbombs}

Layer: I've detected an enemy with copyable DNA. You can copy the ability to
walk on inhospitable surfaces.

{If Vile is in the upcoming enemy checkpoint}

Layer: My readings indicate a Maverick in the area ahead. You'd better be
careful.

{In the hallway leading to the boss room}

Layer: Here's what I know about the upcoming target: The room contains no
gravity switches, but the target has the ability to change the direction of
gravitational pull at will. Just like the other areas you've come to,
background objects may be affected. Now's your chance to use any weapons you
may have that aren't affected by gravity.

[When you enter the boss room, a box appears and crashes to the floor,
revealing Gravity Antonion.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Zero: You used to be an incredible scientist, but it looks like you've gone
Maverick now.

Gravity Antonion: Incredible? Maverick? What do those words even mean?

Zero: You'd have to ask someone smarter than me.

Gravity Antonion: Your honesty is matched only by your supreme foolishness.
Well, at any rate, if you choose to stand in my way, I'll destroy you!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Zero: Has Sigma made you like this? Did he force you and the others to go
Maverick?

Gravity Antonion: Maverick? You actually think you can sum my master up with
that word?

Zero: All I know about him is that we can't let him get away with this or the
world's in trouble.

Gravity Antonion: Your honesty is matched only by your supreme foolishness. If
you can't understand our great plan, then you must be eliminated.

- - - - - - - - - -


5.3 Primrose (As Axl)
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Pallette: There's a complex system of switches in this facility that changes
gravitational pull. Be careful of falling objects when you change the
gravitational direction.

{In the room with a narrow corridor filled with spikes to one side}

Pallette: It looks like this room has an extra teleporter... I wonder where it
leads to?

[When you enter the boss room, a box appears and crashes to the floor,
revealing Gravity Antonion.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Axl: Antonion... You used to be such a genius. Have you gone insane? What are
you planning?

Gravity Antonion: Insane? Ha ha. That's funny. Are you saying that you yourself
are perfectly sane? Are you even sure you're on the right side?

Axl: I'm pretty sure. It's not too hard to tell good from evil. That much I
know for sure.

Gravity Antonion: Ha! I couldn't agree more! The problem here is the world we
live in. But I plan to fix all that!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Axl: Antonion... Has Sigma made you go Maverick?

Gravity Antonion: You're the prototype for our new generation of Reploids.
Surely, you understand.

Axl: I don't even wanna understand. Sigma is the bad guy here. PERIOD.

Gravity Antonion: Ha ha ha ha! Fool! Very well, then. I'll destroy you!

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6. Pitch Black (Dark Mantis' stage)
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6.1 Pitch Black (As X)
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Alia: Be careful in there! There's an advanced security system in place that
will track you. The key to this mission is in skillfully evading detection.

{After walking some distance in the same area}

Alia: There's more to that security system than just stationary cameras. Drones
moving on the ground can be stopped with an attack. Give it a shot!

{In the elevator shaft after the second enemy checkpoint if you have not used
the generator}

Alia: There's a passage ahead with its lighting system completely shut off. I
am picking up a very faint source of light, though. You'll have to rely on that.

{In the hallway leading to the boss room}

Alia: The target has the ability to move freely in the darkness without
restriction. The darker it gets, the more dangerous a foe he becomes. I hope
you're ready for this.

[When you enter the boss room, Dark Mantis slides down the wall in front of X.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Dark Mantis: Hey! What's a Maverick Hunter doing here?

X: Dark Mantis... You've gone Maverick. I'm putting an end to your weapons
production.

Dark Mantis: You've gotta be kidding me. We new generation Reploids can't go
Maverick.

X: Then why are you making weapons?

Dark Mantis: Hmpf. Even if I explained, an old style Reploid like you wouldn't
understand.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Dark Mantis: Hey there, X... Looks like you can't accept the fact that we're
not Mavericks.

X: Are you making weapons for Sigma here? Is Sigma controlling you?

Dark Mantis: What exactly is controlling YOU, X? Hm? Your precious "justice"?
Is that it?

X: Dark Mantis... Your actions are those of a Maverick!

- - - - - - - - - -


6.2 Pitch Black (As Zero)
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Layer: If you're detected by the security system, patrol droids will be
dispatched. Be very careful and try not to get caught in there.

{After the first enemy checkpoint}

Layer: It looks like the security droids follow orders from a leader droid. The
one in charge orders them to capture intruders. As long as that leader exists,
the droids won't stop. There must be some way to stop it.

{After walking some distance in the same area}

Layer: There are security droids on patrol of the area. They have a search
function, so they're likely to spot you. Maybe if you find some way to fool
them, you won't be discovered...

{If Vile is in the upcoming enemy checkpoint}

Layer: I'm detecting a Maverick up ahead... Be careful.

{In the hallway leading to the boss room}

Layer: The target can move freely in dark areas. He'll move quickly in the dark
and toy with you before moving in for an attack. He can also heal himself.
Please be careful! You're in for a tough fight.

[When you enter the boss room, Dark Mantis slides down the wall in front of
Zero.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Dark Mantis: Whoa. Get a load of this guy. You're Zero, right?

Zero: If you really knew me, you'd be shaking in your boots right about now,
Maverick.

Dark Mantis: We new generation Reploids are designed so we can't go Maverick,
kid.

Zero: That may be, but you've pulled it off somehow, because what I'm staring
at right now is a Maverick.

Dark Mantis: You old style Reploids really don't understand a thing, do you?

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Dark Mantis: What a waste, huh, Zero?

Zero: What do you mean by that, Maverick?

Dark Mantis: You could have made a great general in our ranks. My master has
shown quite an interest in you, you know.

Zero: Hmpf! I'm not interested in joining up with Mavericks, thank you very
much. And don't worry... I'll be going after your boss as soon as I'm finished
with you.

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6.3 Pitch Black (As Axl)
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pallette: This facility boasts an incredibly advanced security system. I'll try
to help you find the lighting controls without being detected.

{After the first enemy checkpoint}

Pallette: Psst! ...Guys! I have some information for you! There seems to be an
old, out-of-use generator somewhere in this area. It was used for lighting and
operating ledges that allow access to high areas. If you can turn it on, you'll
be able to see a lot more! ...Did you catch all that?

{In the generator room}

Pallette: There it is! That's the abandoned generator. Huh? Oh no! It looks
like it's broken down from years of disuse. Maybe if you tried to jump start it
with a shock...

{In the elevator shaft after the dark passage - if you have not used the
generator}

Pallette: The elevator goes up really high... And it's so dark... How scary...

[When you enter the boss room, Dark Mantis slides down the wall in front of
Axl.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
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Dark Mantis: Hey, do you even know what the term "Maverick" means?

Axl: Maverick? It means scumbags like you, doesn't it?

Dark Mantis: Hmpf. How dare you accuse me of being something that I cannot be?

Axl: Are you talking about the new generation Reploids' inability to go
Maverick? If you're not Maverick, then just knock off the evildoing and we'll
call it a day.

Dark Mantis: You're awfully innocent for a prototype of us new Reploids. I'll
admit I'm a bit jealous.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
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Dark Mantis: I hear you're a prototype of us new generation Reploids. So why
did you become a Maverick Hunter?

Axl: Because I enjoy mopping the floor with the likes of evil Mavericks like
you, Mantis.

Dark Mantis: You don't understand a thing, do you? There is no such thing as
good and evil. You haven't realized that yet, have you?

Axl: I may be a prototype, but don't assume I'm anything like you Maverick
creeps!

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7. Booster Forest (Bamboo Pandamonium's stage)
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7.1 Booster Forest (As X)
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Alia: This facility was used for space research before the Orbital Elevator was
built. Now, it's just full of old rockets. What could a Maverick possibly want
here?

{When you reach the first set of conveyor belts}

Alia: There are containers laying around that will explode if you get too
close! They cause big damage. Get out of the way if you see signs of an
imminent blast.

{In front of the boss door}

Alia: The target is a power type Repliod. It possesses incredible attack
strength. Be careful not to get caught up in its close range attacks!

[When you reach the clearing at the top of the elevator, Bamboo Pandamonium
turns around to face X.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Bamboo Pandamonium: Did you know that the earliest form of rocketry was
missiles used for war?

X: ...

Bamboo Pandamonium: All of history has been spent making things whose sole
purpose is to destroy. Missiles... Reploids...

X: You talk like a Maverick. No Reploid wishes for destruction!

Bamboo Pandamonium: What wishes for destruction... is this world. We're just
helping it along and giving it what it wants...

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Bamboo Pandamonium: Did you know that the earliest form of rocketry was
missiles used for war?

X: ...

Bamboo Pandamonium: Destructive inventions like that are what has brought the
world to its current state.

X: Is that what you Mavericks believe? What Sigma believes? But... That's...

Bamboo Pandamonium: I know what you're going to say. You think that idea to be
Maverick, don't you? That's why we are forced to fight, you see.

- - - - - - - - - -


7.2 Booster Forest (As Zero)
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Layer: Just hearing the words "space rocket" is so nostalgic. How romantic...
Oh... Sorry. Anyway, don't worry. I'll navigate properly.

{When you encounter an enemy in Ride Armor}

Layer: It looks like the enemies are riding antique Ride Armor used when this
place was a factory. They may be old, but their Power Charge packs a punch.
Watch out when they charge.

{At the U-turn with the blue Reploid at the end}

Layer: I've detected an enemy with copyable DNA. Apparently, it's high mobility
can be copied.

{If Vile is in the upcoming enemy checkpoint}

Layer: Maverick signal detected. Its not too close yet, but you should be
careful.

{In front of the boss door}

Layer: It has the ability to attack targets from a great distance, though it
seems that its greatest asset is its powerful close range attacks. Its
defensive power is too strong. If only we had some sort of powerful weapon...
We could attack it head-on from the front and break through its defenses.

[When you reach the clearing at the top of the elevator, Bamboo Pandamonium
turns around to face Zero.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Bamboo Pandamonium: You mean to tell me you've never thought such things
yourself, Zero? That the world wishes for destruction and nothing more?

Zero: ...

Bamboo Pandamonium: That's why space rockets were invented. To escape this
destructive world.

Zero: Gimme a break... This perfect world you Mavericks keep blabbering about
doesn't even exist.

Bamboo Pandamonium: No. It doesn't. That's why we must destroy this one.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Bamboo Pandamonium: You mean to tell me you've never thought such things
yourself, Zero? That the world wishes for destruction and nothing more?

Zero: Is that what Sigma tells you?

Bamboo Pandamonium: Perhaps. Perhaps my master has also seen a little of
himself inside of you...

Zero: Whatever. It's finished between me and Sigma.

Bamboo Pandamonium: What will end, Zero, is this world.

- - - - - - - - - -


7.3 Booster Forest (As Axl)
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Pallette: This place was used to develop rockets, Now, some just call it the
"rocket ruins". Maybe there's still some old Ride Armor leftover around here
somewhere...

{After the first enemy checkpoint}

Pallette: I'm detecting some unusual data nearby. It seems really old, but it
could be useful.

{Before the area with upper and lower paths}

Pallette: There are many alternate routes through this facility. Some routes
are blocked with containers that can only be broken with Ride Armor.

[When you reach the clearing at the top of the elevator, Bamboo Pandamonium
turns around to face Axl.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Bamboo Pandamonium: You have the same copy ability that we new generation
Reploids enjoy.

Axl: ...

Bamboo Pandamonium: Have you ever thought that power could change the world?

Axl: The only thing I think is how it comes in handy in whipping you Mavericks!

Bamboo Pandamonium: Such petulance. I suppose we have no use for you after all.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Bamboo Pandamonium: You have the same copy ability that we new generation
Reploids enjoy. Why do you think my master overlooked you when he assembled the
others?

Axl: Your joy at being chosen by that worm proves just how Maverick you've
become!

Bamboo Pandamonium: It's because you are not needed in our new world.

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8. Dynasty (Gigavolt Man-o-War's stage)
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8.1 Dynasty (As X)
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Alia: Keep the target in your sights as he moves. If you attack it enough, you
should be able to stop its rampage.

{After you have shot Gigavolt enough times}

Alia: You've almost caught up to the target! Take him down before you miss your
chance!

[Gigavolt sets down on a platform. X jumps off his vehicle and lands on the
platform as well.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
X: Gigavolt Man-o-war! Return Megalopolis' energy supply to normal! If you
don't, the city will be, destroyed.

Gigavolt Man-o-War: ...

X: Has the change to Maverick even caused the loss of his speech capabilities?

Gigavolt Man-o-War: I'm no Maverick. Who are you, anyway?

X: I'm X! I'm a Maverick Hunter.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
X: Gigavolt Man-o-war! Has Sigma made you go Maverick?

Gigavolt Man-o-War: ...

X: Has the change to Maverick even caused the loss of his speech capabilities?

Gigavolt Man-o-War: I'm no Maverick... I'm not doing anything wrong... I'm
working hard to realize my master's dream of a new world.

X: You're Maverick! I'll have to stop you!

- - - - - - - - - -


8.2 Dynasty (As Zero)
- - - - - - - - - - -
Layer: The target is on the move. Chase it down, and stop it. Watch out for the
human aircars and signs. Drive safely!

{After you have shot Gigavolt enough times}

Layer: The target seems to be absorbing Megalopolis' energy into itself... If
you don't do something, we're in for a meltdown! Hurry and shoot him down!

[Gigavolt sets down on a platform. Zero jumps off his vehicle and lands on the
platform as well.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Zero: Return Megalopolis' energy supply to normal. Now...

Gigavolt Man-o-War: ...

Zero: He's so far gone, he can't even respond...

Gigavolt Man-o-War: I'm no Maverick... I'm not doing anything wrong...

Zero: Looks like I'll have to teach you a lesson!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Zero: Megalopolis' power out of control? How does this fit in to Sigma's evil
plans?

Gigavolt Man-o-War: ...

Zero: He's so far gone, he can't even respond...

Gigavolt Man-o-War: My master needs energy to make his new world a reality.

Zero: A new world? Well, that plan's not getting any farther than this!

- - - - - - - - - -


8.3 Dynasty (As Axl)
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Pallette: The evacuation's not over yet. Looks like there are still aircars on
the road. Be careful not to involve Reploids in this mess!

{After you have shot Gigavolt enough times}

Pallette: You're gaining on the target! Just a little more! Keep it up!

[Gigavolt sets down on a platform. Axl jumps off his vehicle and lands on the
platform as well.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Axl: What's going on here, Man-o-war? If you don't return the power to normal,
the people of Megalopolis will suffer.

Gigavolt Man-o-War: ...

Axl: He's so far gone becoming Maverick, he can't even talk...

Gigavolt Man-o-War: What? What's a Maverick? Do you know what it is?

Axl: Maverick? That's an out of control Reploid like yourself. I'll have to
take you down.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Axl: Has Sigma made you go Maverick? If I don't do something soon, there'll be
a meltdown and we'll all be toast.

Gigavolt Man-o-War: ...

Axl: I can't believe you would claim loyalty to a dirtbag like Sigma.

Gigavolt Man-o-War: I'm no Maverick. I'm in complete control of myself and my
actions.

Axl: Not realizing the evil you're doing just proves you're a Maverick!

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9. Metal Valley (Earthrock Trilobyte's stage)
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9.1 Metal Valley (As X)
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Alia: The minerals mined here are essential for space development... If you
don't put down this rebellion, the Jakob Project could be in danger.

[A giant Mechaniloid drops in behind you and the chase begins.]

{After you smash in the giant Mechaniloid's head with the crane}

Alia: I'm picking up a strong signal from a large scale Mechaniloid there!
Chase it down! You have to stop it before it self-destructs.

{A little way behind from your starting point}

Alia: The Mechaniloid signal is coming from just ahead! Be careful!

{In the hallway leading to the boss room}

Alia: It looks like the target up ahead is wearing some kind of special armor.
The armor is made to deflect shots fired at it, but there must be some way to
break it!

[When you enter the boss room, X moves to the back of the room. Crystals spring
up by the door and shatter to reveal Earthrock Trilobyte.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Earthrock Trilobyte: The minerals we mine here are essential to the development
of space.

X: What do you plan to do with these rare resources?

Earthrock Trilobyte: Even if I explained, I doubt a brainless Maverick Hunter
like yourself could understand. I'll bury you old heaps of junk right here!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Earthrock Trilobyte: Do you realize that the ore we mine here is used in space
development?

X: Sigma... He must be behind this! What does he want with these minerals?

Earthrock Trilobyte: My master... New world... Space resources... Even a
decaying pile of scrap like you can guess with that many hints, no?

X: ...

Earthrock Trilobyte: The end of your old world has come!

- - - - - - - - - -


9.2 Metal Valley (As Zero)
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Layer: This is a mine that produces ore used for space development. We think
one of the large Mechaniloids working here has gone Maverick.

[The aforementioned giant Mechaniloid drops in behind you and the chase begins.]

{After you smash in the giant Mechaniloid's head with the crane}

Layer: My readings indicate that giant Mechaniloid is going berserk. It might
explode. Chase it down and stop it! Please hurry!

{A little way behind from your starting point}

Layer: That Mechaniloid has made it to the warehouse ahead. It's hiding but
still dangerous.

{In the hallway leading to the boss room}

Layer: The target is equipped with a special armor that's super strong and
deflects shots. Even if you manage to break the armor, he'll just put it back
on. Taking care of that armor will be the only way to defeat this guy. Good
luck.

[When you enter the boss room, Zero moves to the back of the room. Crystals
spring up by the door and shatter to reveal Earthrock Trilobyte.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Earthrock Trilobyte: The minerals we mine here are essential to the development
of space. But I don't suppose that means much to you, does it Zero?

Zero: Space development? Mavericks don't usually worry about such complicated
issues.

Earthrock Trilobyte: Hmpf! I will not be insulted by a broken down scrap heap
like you!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Earthrock Trilobyte: The minerals we mine here are essential to the development
of space, Zero.

Zero: And you're mining it for Sigma? Are you crazy?

Earthrock Trilobyte: Have you given any thought as to why my master might want
resources such as this?

Zero: I don't need to know your plan to know that it stinks and I won't let you
get away with it!

Earthrock Trilobyte: You'll have to answer to my master sooner or later, you
worthless pile of scrap!

- - - - - - - - - -


9.3 Metal Valley (As Axl)
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Pallette: The ore mined here is used extensively in the Jakob Project... You
have to put down the rebellion immediately or risk the project!

[A giant Mechaniloid drops in behind you and the chase begins.]

{After you smash in the giant Mechaniloid's head with the crane}

Pallette: Emergency transmission! A large scale Mechaniloid inside is out of
control. If you don't stop it soon, it could self-destruct and take the whole
area with it!

{After dropping down from the cliff face}

Pallette: I'm detecting some data nearby. I think some routes you didn't have
access to before are now open.

{A little way behind from your starting point}

Pallette: The Mechaniloid should be in the warehouse up ahead. Be careful in
there!

[When you enter the boss room, Axl moves to the back of the room. Crystals
spring up by the door and shatter to reveal Earthrock Trilobyte.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Earthrock Trilobyte: The minerals we mine here are essential to the development
of space. I don't suppose a half-baked prototype like you could guess what I'm
getting at.

Axl: You Mavericks never made a lick of sense to me.

Earthrock Trilobyte: I've been chosen and you've been left behind. You'll never
be as brilliant as me!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Earthrock Trilobyte: Do you realize that the ore we mine here is used in space
development?

Axl: Let me guess... Sigma ordered you to dig it up for him, right?

Earthrock Trilobyte: A pile of junk prototype such as yourself dares to place
judgment on my master!?

Axl: You're the one with poor judgment, Trilobite. Getting fooled and used by
Sigma!

Earthrock Trilobyte: Our brand new world will soon be born! Fools like you from
the old world will fall!

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10. Central White (Avalanche Yeti's stage)
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10.1 Central White (As X)
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Alia: There's an emergency at the enviromental research center! Who knows what
could happen? Go as fast as you can, but watch out for crevasses.

{In the hallway before the boss door}

Alia: The target is highly resistant to cold. It can move freely in
snow-covered areas. Watch out for sudden movements!

[As you enter the boss room, X plunges into a snow-filled pit. Avalanche Yeti
emerges from the snow to face him.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Avalanche Yeti: I will not let you get in our way!

X: Avalanche Yeti! What do you think you're doing?

Avalanche Yeti: You old model Reploids have no business here. Get out of here,
X!

X: No way! If we don't repair this system, the world's ecological balance is at
risk! You're a Maverick!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Avalanche Yeti: You must not stand in the way of our - my master's - ideal!

X: Avalanche Yeti! What is Sigma trying to do?

Avalanche Yeti: My master no longer considers your world to be ideal. We intend
to fix things. It's too late, X. You and your puny Maverick Hunters have lost.

- - - - - - - - - -


10.2 Central White (As Zero)
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Layer: The enviroment is in great danger. The reasearch center's system is
down. Don't fall down any crevasses on the way there.

{The first time you encounter the yellow mini-boss}

Layer: You are now aproaching a flying object... It looks like a giant sea
creature. The soldiers it's dispatching will continue coming unless you destroy
the craft.

{In the hallway before the boss door}

Layer: It looks like this target suffers no loss of ability when fighting on
snow. Expect to be bombarded by freeze attacks. If you get frozen, you won't be
able to move for awhile, so use the Tag Assist.

[As you enter the boss room, Zero plunges into a snow-filled pit. Avalanche
Yeti emerges from the snow to face him.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Avalanche Yeti: Zero, even if you refuse to understand our ideal, at least
just* leave us be.

Zero: Hmpf. I could never understand the ideals of Maverick slime!

Avalanche Yeti: You truly are an old model, aren't you? You can't change the
world with that thinking.

Zero: Change the world? With destruction? Leave it to a Maverick to come up
with that.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Avalanche Yeti: Zero. My master sees a part for you in his new ideal world.

Zero: What do you Mavericks see in me? Aside from a potential beating, that
is...

Avalanche Yeti: Your world... Your ideals... are incomprehensible to my master.


* Spoken dialogue omits this word.

- - - - - - - - - -


10.3 Central White (As Axl)
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Pallette: Oh no! The environmental research center's system is down! If you
don't hurry, we could all be in great danger! Watch out for crevasses!

{On the platform where the Light capsule is blocked off by ice}

Pallette: In that frozen tundra, there's some ice that can't be melted with
normal heat. You'll need some kind of concentrated energy to break through. For
example, a laser might just do the trick.

[As you enter the boss room, Axl plunges into a snow-filled pit. Avalanche Yeti
emerges from the snow to face him.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Avalanche Yeti: So you are the prototype who can shape-shift?

Axl: If we turn Maverick this easily, I can't say I'm happy to be your
prototype.

Avalanche Yeti: Strong words for someone as lowly as a Maverick Hunter.

Axl: Who you callin' low? You're trying to destroy the world, not me!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Avalanche Yeti: You have the same abilities and potential as we new generation
Reploids.

Axl: I'm not exactly flattered by all this sudden attention from your boss.

Avalanche Yeti: Ha! We have no use for flimsy prototypes anyway...

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11. Inferno (Burn Rooster's Stage)
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11.1 Inferno (As X)
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Alia: This plant harnesses the heat of a volcano to incinerate garbage. It's a
dangerous place, but we have no choice but to put an end to the uprising.

{After you enter the second open area}

Alia: From here on in, you'll be up against a battery of lasers. Your best bet
is to take advantage of containers lying around to avoid taking damage.

{When you are nearing the bottom of the second open area}

Alia: The target is highly resistant to heat and has flame based weapon
systems. The key to this battle will be in figuring out a way to keep the
flames at bay.

[When you reach the bottom, Burn Rooster is violently kicking a machine. After
a while of this, he leaps in front of X, forcing X to jump backward, and then
hovers above him.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Burn Rooster: X! Recognize this place?

X: It's the borderland waste disposal center. Where garbage is pressurized and
burned... Why have you started a riot? What's going on here?

Burn Rooster: This is no ordinary riot. This is revenge! Revenge for all the
Reploids you labeled Maverick and threw onto this scrap heap!

X: Mavericks bring only disaster and destruction! We have no choice but to stop
them!

Burn Rooster: This is what you mean when you speak of justice? It's you who
should be scrapped! There's no place for Reploids like you in the new world we
will create!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
X: Burn Rooster, why have you started a riot? Is Sigma controlling you?

Burn Rooster: My master... He will have his revenge for all the Reploids whose
broken bodies rest here.

X: What does he plan to do? You know, he's just using you. Nothing more.

Burn Rooster: Using me? If that's the price I have to pay to bring about the
new world, so be it!

{After you beat Burn Rooster}

Alia: Emergency! Emergency! The volcano has gone out of control! Escape the
through the mouth of the volcano and await teleportation!

- - - - - - - - - -


11.2 Inferno (As Zero)
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Layer: This is a waste disposal facility that uses the heat of the volcano for
incineration. At its center is a core of molten magma. Please be careful!

{After the drop with spikes on the floor}

Layer: The enemy troops in this area are equipped with freeze weapons to
control the heat. If you're hit, you'll be temporarily frozen and unable to
move. Be careful.

{When you face the flying Reploid}

Layer: I've detected an enemy with copyable DNA. Take advantage of its flight
capability.

{When you are nearing the bottom of the second open area}

Layer: This target is resistant to heat and uses fire weapons. It seems to
possess the ability to power up its own abilities at will. Use barrier breaking
attacks to cancel the enemys' power up techniques. Good luck.

[When you reach the bottom, Burn Rooster is violently kicking a machine. After
a while of this, he leaps in front of Zero, forcing Zero to jump backward, and
then hovers above him.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Burn Rooster: Do you know what this place is, Zero?

Zero: The waste disposal center... After I'm through slicing and dicing, this
is where I'll toss what's left of you.

Burn Rooster: Hmpf. All I'm doing is listening to the cries of pain... The
cries of all the Reploids you've sent here because you decided they were
Mavericks.

Zero: If you can hear all that, I guess that means you're a Maverick too, huh?

Burn Rooster: Ha! You'll realize soon enough who's right and who's wrong in
this struggle.

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Zero: Why have you started a riot? Is this Sigma's doing?

Burn Rooster: Can't you hear them, Zero? The cries of woe from those Reploids
discarded here in the name of justice?

Zero: Woe? Give me a break!

Burn Rooster: You won't mock me when the new world becomes a reality!

{After you beat Burn Rooster}

Layer: The volcanic control system has gone haywire! The magma has begun to
flow backwards. The escape point is at the mouth of the volcano. Get moving!

- - - - - - - - - -


11.3 Inferno (As Axl)
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Pallette: This place is used to dispose of unusable parts. It's also known as
the "Maverick dump". This should be a dangerous mission, but I'll do my best to
help out.

{In the part of the level with the electric trap}

Pallette: The floor in this area seems to be structurally unsound. It might
break with a good kick. Zero should have a move he can use that should do the
trick...

{After the second enemy checkpoint}

Pallette: I found an area that's not in the original floorplan! It seems to be
really huge. Maybe there's something in there...

[When you reach the bottom, Burn Rooster is violently kicking a machine. After
a while of this, he leaps in front of Axl, forcing Axl to jump backward, and
then hovers above him.]

{{If you have not yet beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Burn Rooster: Know where you are, chum?

Axl: The name's Axl, and I'm no chum of yours. Anyway, this is the waste
disposal center...

Burn Rooster: It's so much more than that. It's the graveyard of all the
Reploids deemed Maverick.

Axl: Oh, so you thought you'd just start an uprising in return? That's Maverick
behavior.

Burn Rooster: This is what you mean when you speak of justice? It's you who
should be scrapped! There's no place for Reploids like you in the new world we
will create!

{{If you have already beaten four Mavericks}}
=============================================
Axl: Why did you start this riot? Are you being controlled by Sigma?

Burn Rooster: My master... He will have his revenge for all the Reploids whose
broken bodies rest here.

Axl: Sad story, but I'm afraid you've been lead astray. You can't believe the
things Sigma says.

Burn Rooster: I won't let you get in the way of our new world!

{After you beat Burn Rooster}

Pallette: Emergency transmission! The facility has lost control over the magma
flow! Quickly make your way to the mouth of the volcano before you burn up in
there!

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12. Encounters with Vile
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12.1 Encounters with Vile (As X)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
{First encounter in a random enemy checkpoint}

[X attempts to cross the room, when Vile warps in in front of him.]

X: Vile! Where have you taken Lumine? Do you plan to hinder the Jakob Project?

Vile: Reunited after all this time apart, and all you do is bombard me with
questions? Don't worry about our little Lumine. We're taking great care of him.
Ha ha ha... The Orbital Elevator is too important to us to hurt the one who
operates it.

X: Don't you know what you're doing? The Jakob Project is an important joint
venture between humans and Reploids!

Vile: Chill out, X... Let's enjoy this little reunion, OK?

{Second and subsequent random encounters}

[X attempts to cross the room, when Vile warps in in front of him.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha! Why don't you just give up now and get it over with? The
world as you know it? Mavericks? Kiss it all goodbye! Mayhem, doom, and
destruction! That's what we were built for!

{Encounter in Noah's Park after beating all eight Mavericks}

[Vile is seen in shadow in the back of the room. X attempts to cross, but Vile
fires at him.]

X: It's time to hand Lumine over, Vile. This time, I won't take "no" for an
answer.

Vile: Ha ha ha... Lumine? Always the positive thinker, aren't you? Look around
you, fool! Your world has already begun to crumble!

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12.2 Encounters with Vile (As Zero)
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{First encounter in a random enemy checkpoint}

[Zero attempts to cross the room, when Vile warps in in front of him.]

Zero: Vile! What do you plan to do with the Elevator and Lumine?

Vile: Lumine? Ha ha ha... Don't worry. We're taking very good care of him. The
Orbital Elevator is too important to us to hurt the one who operates it.

Zero: That toy's a little too complicated for Maverick's like you, Vile.

Vile: Ha ha ha... How I've missed you, Zero. What do you say we have a little
fun and make the most of this reunion?

{Second and subsequent random encounters}

[Zero attempts to cross the room, when Vile warps in in front of him.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha! Why don't you just give up now and get it over with? The
world as you know it? Mavericks? Kiss it all goodbye! Mayhem, doom, and
destruction! That's what we were built for!

{Encounter in Noah's Park after beating all eight Mavericks}

[Vile is seen in shadow in the back of the room. Zero attempts to cross, but
Vile fires at him.]

Zero: I'm through chasing you down. Let Lumine go. Now!

Vile: Lumine? Are you so dim as to think you're in a position to make demands?
Look around you, fool! Your world has already begun to crumble!

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12.2 Encounters with Vile (As Axl)
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{First encounter in a random enemy checkpoint}

[Axl attempts to cross the room, when Vile warps in in front of him.]

Axl: Vile, was it? What are you up to here? What do you plan to do with Lumine
and the Elevator?

Vile: Don't worry about Lumine. Unlike you, he holds some importance to our
plan.

Axl: I don't care if you were once a Class A Hunter... You're Maverick now, and
I know just how to deal with scum like you!

Vile: Ha ha! Did I make you mad? Bring it on!

{Second and subsequent random encounters}

[Axl attempts to cross the room, when Vile warps in in front of him.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha! Why don't you just give up now and get it over with? The
world as you know it? Mavericks? Kiss it all goodbye! Mayhem, doom, and
destruction! That's what we were built for!

{Encounter in Noah's Park after beating all eight Mavericks}

[Vile is seen in shadow in the back of the room. Axl attempts to cross, but
Vile fires at him.]

Axl: Oh man... I'm getting sick and tired of seeing your ugly mug so often.
It's time you let Lumine go and turned yourself in.

Vile: Lumine? Ha ha ha. The world's falling apart at the seams, and you're
worried about him? I'll send you to oblivion along with the rest of this rotten
world!

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13. Intermissions
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13.1 Noah's Park
- - - - - - - - -
[When the intermission is first unlocked, the alarm sounds.]

Alia: Emergency at Point Galapagos! Small Mechaniloids have gone berserk! Go
and get the situation under control!

{Once you enter the intermission}

Alia: The group of Mechaniloids running amok is composed of small crab-types.
They're gathered in huge numbers! Try to get as many as you can under control!

- - - - - - - - - -


13.2 Troia Base
- - - - - - - - -
[When the intermission is first unlocked, the alarm sounds.]

Layer: A new training program has been added to Troia Base. It's called "On
Parade." It was made with AI sampled from the Mavericks you've defeated. It
should make for some good training for you guys.

{Once you enter the intermission}

Layer: The time limit is 10 minutes. The program will power down if your Life
Energy or the time limit reaches 0. Destroy the Mavericks as fast as possible.
Use the most effective techniques you can.

- - - - - - - - - -


13.3 Central White
- - - - - - - - - -
[When the intermission is first unlocked, the alarm sounds.]

Pallette: Reports of a Maverick attack have come in from the Central White
environmental center. Apparently, the path to the center has been completely
blocked off with debris. No ordinary Reploid can get through to the center!
Hurry, everyone! Get to the scene as soon as you can!

{Once you enter the intermission}

Alia: Your mission this time is to destroy the debris blocking the path to the
center. The debris is composed of ice walls that can  be destroyed with Ride
Chaser shots.

- - - - - - - - - -


13.4 Inferno
- - - - - - -
[When the intermission is first unlocked, the alarm sounds.]

Pallette: Emergency transmission! A huge hole has opened up at the Inferno
disposal center! It's really deep. So deep that we can't even estimate how far
down it goes. That's where you guys come in! We need you to go there and check
out the depth.

{Once you enter the intermission}

Pallette: This mission's objective is simply to see how far down that hole
goes. Take it step by step and use all proper safety precautions. If you start
to fall, I'll teleport you back here before you get hurt.

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14. Dr. Light Capsules
----------------------

14.1 Neutral Armor
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**Note: This is said for whichever capsule you come across first.**

[The capsule opens and Dr. Light appears.]

Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. First, I'll give you the Neutral Armor. You can power
up this armor by adding parts to it.

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14.2 Troia Base
- - - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. Give these a try. They're Buster Parts H. Equip this
part, and you'll gain the ability to perform new kinds of Charge Attacks. Equip
this new ability and board the capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

- - - - - - - - - -


14.3 Primrose
- - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. Here you are... Head Parts I. With this part equipped,
you will cause damage to enemies by jumping near them. Equip this new ability
and board the capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

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14.4 Pitch Black
- - - - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. Here... Try Body Parts H. With this part equipped, you
will become invincible to weak enemy attacks. Equip this new ability and board
the capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

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14.5 Booster Forest
- - - - - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. This time, I've got Foot Parts I for you to try. Equip
this part to jump much higher than usual. Equip this new ability and board the
capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

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14.6 Noah's Park
- - - - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. I have new parts for you... They're Buster Parts I.
Equip this part, and you'll gain the ability to perform new kinds of Charge
Attacks. Equip this new ability and board the capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

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14.7 Metal Valley
- - - - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. This time, I want to try out Body Part I. If you equip
this, you will take half the damage you normally would. Equip this new ability
and board the capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

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14.9 Inferno
- - - - - - -
Dr. Light: X... I thought something like this might happen someday, so I've
prepared parts for you. Try out these Foot Part H. Equip this part to gain
speed in movement. Equip this new ability and board the capsule, X.

[Dr. Light disappears. X enters the capsule and receives the upgrade. Once
done, he steps out.]

Dr. Light: I hope this is the last time we need to use weapons of war like
this, X. I really do.

[The capsule closes.]

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15. Cutscenes Between Stages
-----------------------------

After beating one Maverick
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X: Darn!

Alia: X!? What's the matter? The mission's only just begun.

X: That's right... It's begun again... How long must this war go on?

Alia: ...

Axl: Just the thought of wiping the floor with those Mavericks makes my trigger
finger itch!

Alia: Axl!

X: No, Alia... Axl's right. There's no time to be wishy-washy here. Even as we
speak, Mavericks are causing havoc.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


After beating two Mavericks
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Layer: Great job, Zero.

Zero: Huh? Oh, thanks.

Pallette: Zero! Have you forgotten already? I'm Pallette. This here is Layer.
We're the new navigators here. Don't forget about us! Layer wanted to talk to
you and waited here the whole time for your return. Right, Layer?

Zero: Oh, sorry. Anyway, what is it, Layer?

Layer: Um... I did some research, but I'm unable to determine Lumine's
location. Um... Anyway... That's all.

Zero: Hmm. Well, no matter what the Mavericks are up to, looks like I'll have
to stop 'em.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


After beating three Mavericks
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alia: Phew... That's the third one. But we still don't know what the Mavericks
are up to.

Pallette: We still haven't determined exactly why the new generation Reploids
are going Maverick.

Layer: I'm running simulators right now, but it looks like their virus
resistance is absolute.

Axl: Yeah. I'm a new generation prototype and I can confirm that. I'm immune
myself.

Pallette: But if Axl's a prototype, then that means he could go Maverick,
too... But maybe since he's a prototype, he'll be OK. Let's analyze his data to
be sure.

Axl: What? Hey! I'm no Maverick! Heck, I'm a Maverick Hunter!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


After beating four Mavericks
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alia: I've completed the analysis of the Maverick data accumulated so far.

[The screen above the Stage Select panel flashes random data.]

Alia: What makes new generation Reploids resistant to viruses is their copy
chip. The copy chip can actually change a Reploid's DNA.

Axl: Did you examine my data?

Alia: Yes, I compared your data to the copy chips in new generation Reploids. I
found something very interesting.

[The screen displays an image of Sigma.]

X: Sigma!?

Alia: The data embedded in the copy chips closely resembles that of Sigma! I'm
not exactly sure what this means, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't worry
me...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


After beating five Mavericks
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X: Sigma... I've suspected as much ever since Vile showed up.

Alia: Whoever's behind it, they were most certainly after Lumine and the
Orbital Elevator. There are some dark forces at work behind the scenes here.
I'll continue my analysis.

X: I hope you uncover something. By the way, I noticed a Reploid copying
Sigma's body back at the Orbital Elevator. Could that be connected in some way
to them going Maverick?

Alia: I doubt it. Theoretically there's no danger in copying other's bodies. X,
you've fought Sigma bodies before, so you know how tough their design is.

X: I suppose all I can do now is continue taking care of the Mavericks and
collecting data.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


After beating six Mavericks
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Layer: Good work out there, X. Um... Zero looked awfully down in the dumps...

X: Oh? Are you worried about him, Layer?

Layer: No... Um... Not really... As an operator, I'm just concerned about the
overall welfare of the team. That's all...

X: Zero's been used before by Sigma to create a virus. He's upset that his data
was used in an attempt to destroy the world...

Layer: Oh, my... Poor Zero...

X: He shouldn't blame himself. The problem's already been solved anyway. It
seems Sigma may be involved in this new threat as well. Zero wants to take care
of him for good this time. So do I.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


After beating seven Mavericks
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alia: Phew... Looks like there's only one Maverick left. Could this be the last
of them? Or is this just the beginning?

Layer: It's been a long time since they've gotten their hands on Lumine. The
Elevator seems normal so far, but that's just making me more nervous...

Axl: Just try not to think about it. We've come this far. Let's just take care
of that last Maverick and move on, OK?

Alia: You're right, Axl. There's no time to be worried.

X: Right! Let's go!

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16. After Beating Eight Mavericks
-----------------------------
X: There's not doubt* in my mind now. This whole incident has Sigma written all
over it. Where is he, anyway!?

Alia: It's obvious that Sigma's involved. But things are bound to be different
this time. It doesn't seem as if he's controlling these new Mavericks like
puppets. They all seem to... BE him...

Axl: Do you mean copies of Sigma?

Alia: I'm... not sure. So far, all the sites attacked have been related to the
Jakob Project.

[An alarm sounds.]

Alia: Huh!? I'm picking up a transmission!

[X, Zero, and Axl gape as Sigma appears on the screen.]

X: Sigma!

Sigma: Long time no see, X.

X: You just don't know when to quit, do you?

Sigma: Don't worry, X. It'll all be over soon and we'll never have to meet
again. All the primitive space development of your world now belongs to me...

Zero: What? Space?

Sigma: That's right. Our future lies in the sky! Your old world has outlived
its usefulness.

X: Maverick scum! What's your scheme this time?

Sigma: Scheme? This is providence! I'm merely ushering evolution along its
natural path.

Axl: Evolution?

[The transmission is cut off.]

X: So, Sigma was really after the Jakob Project all along?

Alia: If you stop to think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Space development
and the emergence of new generation Reploids aren't unrelated.

Zero: So, he's causing these new generation Reploids to go Maverick, huh? We
can't let him get away with this.

Alia: Sigma's transmission was disrupted by the orbit of the satellite. This is
lucky! The Elevator is still functional, so we can use it to get to him!

[The Jakob stage is unlocked.]

* Spoken dialogue is "There's no doubt"...

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17. Jakob Stage
---------------

17.1 Jakob Stage (As X)
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Alia: The Orbital Elevator is used to transport equipment into space. Good luck
out there!

{When you are nearing the top}

Alia: You'll be reaching the top shortly. Be ready for anything.

[As you reach the top, the alarm sounds and Vile flies in.]

Vile: Ha ha ha. You're struggling awfully hard for a world that's doomed.

X: So, it was Sigma pulling the strings the whole time, wasn't it, Vile?

Vile: Ha ha ha... You finally piece it together, X? The Orbital Elevator... the
energy... the space minerals... the rocket data... The route to space - the
thing that's allowed this world to survive this long - is ours!

X: I don't care what you plan to do. I'll put a stop to it no matter what!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


17.2 Jakob Stage (As Zero)
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Layer: Orbital Elevator control system... all green. You're cleared to move in.

{When you are nearing the top}

Layer: You're approaching the top of the Jakob elevator. I hope you're ready.
...Oh no! Sensors indicate someone up there waiting to ambush you! Who could it
be?

[As you reach the top, the alarm sounds and Vile flies in.]

Vile: Don't you ever get tired of the whole "justice" thing?

Zero: Don't you ever get tired of being Sigma's lap dog?

Vile: The Orbital Elevator... the energy, the space minerals... the rocket
data... The route to space - the thing that's allowed this world to survive
this long - is ours! How can you take this world seriously when it's all about
to end?

Zero: Hmpf! I think I'll take care of you before I go after your boss.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


17.3 Jakob Stage (As Axl)
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Pallette: All I can do now is wish you luck. Come back safely, everyone!

{When you are nearing the top}

Pallette: You're almost at the top now. Good luck up there!

[As you reach the top, the alarm sounds and Vile flies in.]

Vile: Ha! You're still concerned with justice when the world is on the verge of
destruction?

Axl: You've got it, buddy! Thought I'd dispense a little justice your way
before I go after Sigma!

Vile: The Orbital Elevator... the energy, the space minerals... the rocket
data... The route to space - the thing that's allowed this world to survive
this long - is ours! At times like this, how important is your precious term
"Maverick"?

Axl: I'll tell you as soon as I'm done turning you into scrap!

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18. After Beating The Jakob Stage
---------------------------------
Zero: Vile... Sigma... Just like old times...

Layer: Zero... Does it remind you of the virus?

Zero: So, you heard about that? He tried to use me to destroy the world.

Layer: ...

Zero: That's why I've got to find him and turn him into a pile of molten scrap!
Be my navigator. Help me find that Maverick before he fulfills his plan!

[The Gateway stage is unlocked.]

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19. Gateway Stage
-----------------

19.1 Gateway Stage (As X)
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Alia: Make no mistake. Sigma is definitely in here somewhere. Be careful!

{After you beat the boss rematches}

Alia: Emergency! Emergency! Return immediately to the teleportation site!

[When you return to the starting point, X moves to the back of the room, where
a red laser narrowly misses him. Sigma drops in from behind.]

X: Sigma!?

Sigma: I shall allow you to call me by that name, for I am indeed Sigma.

X: You plan to take revenge on every Reploid... Every human... in the entire
world? You're completely mad! I'm putting a stop to this right now!

Sigma: Put a stop to what? We already control the moon. That old world has
decayed and rotted. I will usher in a new world to replace it! But, before
that, X, perhaps it's time for our final showdown!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


19.2 Gateway Stage (As Zero)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Layer: There's definitely something evil in here. It must be Sigma. Everybody
be careful.

{After you beat the boss rematches}

Layer: Emergency! Get out of there! Please make it back OK...

[When you return to the starting point, Zero moves to the back of the room,
where a red laser narrowly misses him. Sigma drops in from behind.]

Zero: Sigma!? Can't say I was looking forward to seeing you again.

Sigma: Zero. What a shame... You had the abilities and potential to become like
me.

Zero: You... you tried to use my DNA. I'll teach you what happens when you mess
with me!

Sigma: I'm afraid not. The moon is under my control and the plan is entering
its final stage. The moment of the world's unraveling is upon us!

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -


19.3 Gateway Stage (As Axl)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pallette: I'm picking up Sigma's signal. Be on your guard, everyone.

{After you beat the boss rematches}

Pallette: Emergency transmission! Evacuate immediately to the teleportation
site!

[When you return to the starting point, Axl moves to the back of the room,
where a red laser narrowly misses him. Sigma drops in from behind.]

Axl: Sigma!? Did you think you could keep us away by running and hiding in
space like a coward?

Sigma: Run? Hide? You're mistaken. We merely chose to leave that ignorant
planet behind.

Axl: Whatever you say. Either way, I'm gonna toast you right now!

Sigma: Which one of us will be "toasted?" Let us see... You are not one of the
chosen. Only we new Reploids may live in this new world! I've no use for flimsy
prototypes!

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20. After Beating The Gateway Stage
-----------------------------------
Alia: I'm picking up multiple Maverick signals on the moon's surface. What is
this?

X: I think it's Sigma...

Layer: How can you tell?

Zero: I can sense it, too. It's him.

Pallette: So you're saying that other was a copy?

Axl: Seemed like it.

X: Well, this is it... Sigma! I'm coming for you! Here we go, Hunters! Let's
move out!

[The Sigma's Palace stage is unlocked.]

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21. Sigma's Palace
------------------
**Note: The cutscenes after beating Vile and when Sigma grabs your character
only happen in Hard mode. On Easy or Normal mode, you proceed as normal after
fighting Vile and nothing special happens when Sigma grabs you. Here I assume
that the character who spoke to Vile before the battle is also the one who
landed the final blow on him.**

21.1 Sigma's Palace (As X)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alia (through static): This...Alia...... Can...hear...every......? Sigma...
...blocking...signal...*

[When you enter the building, X walks to the center of the room. There, you see
Vile standing on Ride Armor, blocking the other door.]

Vile: So, you still refuse to give up your struggle, huh? Are you so blind that
you've somehow convinced yourself that hope remains?

X: As long as I'm standing, there's hope! I'll defeat both you and Sigma!

Vile: Ha ha ha... I suppose it'd be a waste to just destroy you now. Maybe I'll
wait till the last possible moment and have a little fun with this.

{{After beating Vile - if Zero is your secondary character}}
============================================================
[X crosses to the center of the room, where Zero warps in to chat.]

X: ...

Zero: He was one tough customer, but no match for my skills. Time to take on
Sigma...

[X walks through the door that Vile was blocking. Zero attempts to follow, but
the door abruptly shuts.]

Zero: Oh no!

[Vile reappears behind Zero in heavily damaged Ride Armor.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Vile charges at Zero in the Ride Armor. Scene cuts to X outside the door as
the Ride Armor impacts.]

X: Zero!

[You are left with only X for the remainder of the stage.]

{{After beating Vile - if Axl is your secondary character}}
===========================================================
[X crosses to the center of the room, where Axl warps in to chat.]

X: ...

Axl: Phew! Finally showed him who's boss. Time to take on Sigma...

[X walks through the door that Vile was blocking. Axl attempts to follow, but
the door abruptly shuts.]

Axl: What!?

[Vile reappears behind Axl in heavily damaged Ride Armor.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Vile charges at Axl in the Ride Armor. Scene cuts to X outside the door as the
Ride Armor impacts.]

X: Axl!

[You are left with only X for the remainder of the stage.]

- - - - - - - - - - - - -
{When you confront Sigma}
- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sigma: Welcome, Maverick Hunter. It's good to see you again, X. Our meeting was
fated, X. Our destinies come to a head right here, right now. The time has come
to usher in a new age. And you, X, are an essential part of it.

X: ...

Sigma: Your dedication to what you refer to as "justice" is what first got me
thinking... I realized the imperfection of this world, and decided I must
change it.

X: Don't blame me for your insanity, Sigma!

Sigma: Ha ha ha... It's too late, X. The gears are in motion. There's no
turning back now. My children were the ones, X. The new generation Reploids
were the ones. My children are responsible for the development of space.
Mankind's lifeline...

X: Children!? What are you talking about?

Sigma: The Jakob Project... The program that gave birth to the new generation
Reploids... It was all my doing! The world that was birthed by that plan
rightfully belongs to me! Now, X... You will be destroyed along with the rest
of this decayed world!

[Sigma gets off his throne and prepares to fight. In the middle of the battle,
he seizes X by the throat.]

Sigma: Wallow in despair and hopelessness! The plan to destroy the world you so
love is finally coming to fruition! I shed no tears for you and your kind! Ha
ha ha ha ha! It will all be over soon!

X: Even if you were behind the Jakob Project... I won't give up until I've put
a stop to your evil scheme!

{{If Zero was your secondary character}}
========================================
[Zero warps in and breaks X free from Sigma's grip.]

Zero: Hey, am I late?

X: Zero! Are you alright?

Zero: Don't worry about me. We've got business to take care of here.

Sigma: Ha ha ha... What's this? Your friends arrived, eh? No matter! You are
powerless in the face of the ruler of the new world! Powerless!

[The battle resumes. You are now allowed to use Zero.]

{{If Axl was your secondary character}}
=======================================
[Axl warps in and breaks X free from Sigma's grip.]

Axl: Hey! I'm here!

X: Axl!

Axl: The gang's all here, huh X? Well then, let's go mop the floor with that
evil scum!

Sigma: Ha ha ha... What's this? Your friends arrived, eh? No matter! You are
powerless in the face of the ruler of the new world! Powerless!

[The battle resumes. You are now allowed to use Axl.]


* The parts that come through the static in spoken dialogue are "This is
Alia... Can you hear me, everyone?"

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21.2 Sigma's Palace (As Zero)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Layer (through static): This...Layer... Everyone...Can you...... Signal...
being... blocked...... ...Sigma...*

[When you enter the building, Zero walks to the center of the room. There, you
see Vile standing on Ride Armor, blocking the other door.]

Vile: So, you still refuse to give up your struggle, eh? Are you so blind that
you've somehow convinced yourself that hope remains?

Zero: Struggle? I'm just tired of running into you and Sigma every time I turn
around.

Vile: Ha ha ha... I suppose it'd be a waste to just destroy you now. Maybe I'll
wait till the last possible moment and have a little fun with this.

{{After beating Vile - if X is your secondary character}}
=========================================================
[Zero crosses to the center of the room, where X warps in to chat.]

Zero: Don't get lonely, Vile. Your boss will be joining you in the scrap heap
soon enough.

X: Phew... We did it. Let's go, Zero!

[Zero walks through the door that Vile was blocking. X attempts to follow, but
the door abruptly shuts.]

X: W-what!?

[Vile reappears behind X in heavily damaged Ride Armor.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Vile charges at X in the Ride Armor. Scene cuts to Zero outside the door as
the Ride Armor impacts.]

Zero: X!

[You are left with only Zero for the remainder of the stage.]

{{After beating Vile - if Axl is your secondary character}}
===========================================================
[Zero crosses to the center of the room, where Axl warps in to chat.]

Zero: Don't get lonely, Vile. Your boss will be joining you in the scrap heap
soon enough.

Axl: That about does it. Let's go!

[Zero walks through the door that Vile was blocking. Axl attempts to follow,
but the door abruptly shuts.]

Axl: What!?

[Vile reappears behind Axl in heavily damaged Ride Armor.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Vile charges at Axl in the Ride Armor. Scene cuts to Zero outside the door as
the Ride Armor impacts.]

Zero: Axl!

[You are left with only Zero for the remainder of the stage.]

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{When you confront Sigma}
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Sigma: Zero... Who could have imagined that we'd cross paths at the end of the
world. The moment your virus entered my system, the seed had been planted.
That's when it all began... The destruction of the world!

Zero: I've heard about enough of this garbage, Sigma.

Sigma: Don't get angry, Zero. I'm actually indebted to you. It is because of
you that my children are able to create this magnificient new world in space.

Zero: Children?...

Sigma: That's right. The new generation Reploids born of the Jakob Project all
bear copy chips containing my personal data. Now, the end of the world, and of
you, has come! Farewell!

[Sigma gets off his throne and prepares to fight. In the middle of the battle,
he seizes Zero by the throat.]

Sigma: Wallow in despair and hopelessness! The plan to destroy the world you so
love is finally coming to fruition! I shed no tears for you and your kind! Ha
ha ha ha ha! It will all be over soon!

Zero: Sigma! As long as I still function, you won't get your happy ending!

{{If X was your secondary character}}
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[X warps in and breaks Zero free from Sigma's grip.]

X: Zero! Are you alright?

Zero: X, you're OK!

X: I'm just glad I made it in time. Let's go!

Sigma: Ha ha ha... What's this? Your friends arrived, eh? No matter! You are
powerless in the face of the ruler of the new world! Powerless!

[The battle resumes. You are now allowed to use X.]

{{If Axl was your secondary character}}
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[Axl warps in and breaks Zero free from Sigma's grip.]

Axl: Hey! It's me, Axl!

Zero: Axl!

Axl: Looks like I made it in time. What do you think of me now, Zero?

Sigma: Ha ha ha... What's this? Your friends arrived, eh? No matter! You are
powerless in the face of the ruler of the new world! Powerless!

[The battle resumes. You are now allowed to use Axl.]


* The parts that come through the static in spoken dialogue are "This is
Layer... Everyone, can you hear me?"

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21.3 Sigma's Palace (As Axl)
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Pallette (through static): It's me... Pallette...... Listen...to...... Sigma
must...... ......interfering ...signal...*

[When you enter the building, Axl walks to the center of the room. There, you
see Vile standing on Ride Armor, blocking the other door.]

Vile: So, you still refuse to give up your struggle, eh? Are you so blind that
you've somehow convinced yourself that hope remains?

Axl: If all I have to do is defeat you, then I'm full of hope, buster.

Vile: Ha ha ha... I suppose it'd be a waste to just destroy you now. Maybe I'll
wait till the last possible moment and have a little fun with this.

{{After beating Vile - if X is your secondary character}}
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[Axl crosses to the center of the room, where X warps in to chat.]

Axl: Phew... Well, that about wraps that up!

X: Yeah. Let's go... Sigma's waiting.

[Axl walks through the door that Vile was blocking. X attempts to follow, but
the door abruptly shuts.]

X: W-what!?

[Vile reappears behind X in heavily damaged Ride Armor.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Vile charges at X in the Ride Armor. Scene cuts to Axl outside the door as the
Ride Armor impacts.]

Axl: Oh no! X!

[You are left with only Axl for the remainder of the stage.]

{{After beating Vile - if Zero is your secondary character}}
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[Axl crosses to the center of the room, where Zero warps in to chat.]

Axl: Phew... Well, that about wraps that up!

Zero: Yeah, but Sigma's still out there. It's too early to pat ourselves on the
back.

[Axl walks through the door that Vile was blocking. Zero attempts to follow,
but the door abruptly shuts.]

Zero: Oh no!

[Vile reappears behind Zero in heavily damaged Ride Armor.]

Vile: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

[Vile charges at Zero in the Ride Armor. Scene cuts to Axl outside the door as
the Ride Armor impacts.]

Axl: Oh no! Zero!

[You are left with only Axl for the remainder of the stage.]

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{When you confront Sigma}
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Sigma: Hmpf. So you must be the one they call Axl... The prototype of the new
Reploids. I'm surprised you've made it this far.

Axl: Hey... Stop calling me a prototype. I'm me. And you... You're a Maverick.

Sigma: You are a puny and weak prototype! Nothing more! Your copy ability is
far from developed. That's why you were left out.

Axl: The Mavericks are one club I'd prefer to be left out of!

Sigma: Only the pure new generation Reploids - my children - are worthy!

Axl: Your children?

Sigma: Yes, prototype... My children. The new generation Reploids born of the
Jakob Project all bear copy chips containing my personal data. And now, the
final phase of that project begins! You shall be destroyed!

[Sigma gets off his throne and prepares to fight. In the middle of the battle,
he seizes Axl by the throat.]

Sigma: Wallow in despair and hopelessness! The plan to destroy the world you so
love is finally coming to fruition! I shed no tears for you and your kind! Ha
ha ha ha ha! It will all be over soon!

Axl: Ha! If I give up now, all my efforts would be wasted. I refuse to give up!

{{If X was your secondary character}}
=====================================
[X warps in and breaks Axl free from Sigma's grip.]

X: Axl! Are you OK?

Axl: X! So you made it, too...

X: There's no time to lose! Let's finish this!

Sigma: Ha ha ha... What's this? Your friends arrived, eh? No matter! You are
powerless in the face of the ruler of the new world! Powerless!

[The battle resumes. You are now allowed to use X.]

{{If Zero was your secondary character}}
========================================
[Zero warps in and breaks Axl free from Sigma's grip.]

Zero: Looks like I made it in time.

Axl: Zero! You made it!

Zero: Well, I couldn't leave the whole thing up to you, could I? C'mon... Let's
go!

Sigma: Ha ha ha... What's this? Your friends arrived, eh? No matter! You are
powerless in the face of the ruler of the new world! Powerless!

[The battle resumes. You are now allowed to use Zero.]


* The parts that come through the static in spoken dialogue are "It's me,
Pallette! Listen to me!"

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22. After Beating Sigma
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Sigma: Impossible! How... could you... you couldn't... Destroy... the old
world... new age... Hrrgh!

[Sigma explodes.]

{If you are playing on Easy, the credits roll. If you are playing on Normal or
Hard...}

[The three Hunters stare at Sigma's dead body, still brandishing their
respective weapons. All exchange glances and briefly lower their weapons. They
look up as someone approaches. It turns out to be Lumine.]

X: Oh, Lumine. Are you OK?

Lumine: Am I OK?

[Lumine places his foot on Sigma's body.]

Lumine: Of course. Now that you've defeated Sigma, I suppose you're satisfied.
Thanks to you, the plan has gone smoothly.

Axl: But Lumine, weren't you just used by Sigma?

Lumine: Used? I don't think so. You see, he merely helped my plan along...

[Lumine crushes Sigma's body with his foot. He smiles menacingly and his eyes
glow red.]

Lumine: The new generation Reploids have been awakened, and the new world is at
hand!

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23. After Beating Lumine's First Form
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[Lumine hovers over the Hunters. X keeps his buster trained on Lumine, while
Zero and Axl stand ready to fight.]

X: Lumine! What are you doing? Don't tell me you've gone Maverick, too...

Lumine: Maverick? You don't really think that's the case, do you? That's why
you can't finish me off, right? You don't have it in you...

X: ...!

Lumine: The copy chips we new generation Reploids possess... They were derived
from data from hundreds of old model Repolids. That means, of course, that
Sigma was also included in the mix. Do you understand what I'm getting at here?

Axl: Copy chip? Sigma? That means* that I'll go nuts like he did?

Lumine: Sorry, but prototypes like you don't have the specs to cause something
like that. Besides... Was Sigma really crazy?

Axl: ...?

Lumine: He rebelled against your world. But he had his reasons... The rest of
us new Reploids could turn like that at any moment...

[There is a flashback to the army of copy Sigmas from the Elevator accident in
the beginning.]

Lumine (voiceover): This decision to wage battle against the old world was made
consciously.

[Back in the present, X still has his buster trained on Lumine.]

Lumine: In other words... We possess the power to go Maverick at will! X... Do
you really have what it takes to stop us?

[Zero continues staring at Lumine, while Axl looks at the floor.]

Lumine: You're merely tools of the humans... Tools of the old world... You
think you can stand up to those of us who have evolved this far?

[X turns away. Lumine cackles maniacally.]

Lumine: The world is changing! Therefore it's only natural that evolution takes
its course.

[Lumine holds out his hand as if to grasp the Earth.]

Lumine: Now line up to be exterminated!

[X lowers his buster and hangs his head. A shot rings out from beside him,
striking Lumine in the shoulder. Lumine grips his shoulder and scowls at the
culprit, who is none other than...]

Axl: Don't let him get to you, X. He's the enemy.

Lumine: Enemy... Ally... This issue isn't so black and white. Reploids, along
with humanity, have irrevocably changed. The nature of their existence has also
changed. You are not needed in our new world!

[Zero tightens his grip on his saber.]

Zero: You can babble all you want... But we're not going to let you get away
with this!

[X's eyes focus and he levels his buster. All three Hunters raise their weapons
and prepare for the final battle.]


* Spoken dialogue is "Does that mean"...

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24. After Beating Lumine's Second Form
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Lumine: Unbelievable... You may have defeated me, but it's too late to stop
what's already begun...

Axl: I'll take on plenty more like you, if that's what it takes.

Lumine: Ha ha ha. You really don't have a grasp of the situation, do you? Oh
well... You'll find out soon enough...

X: ...

[Cracks start developing on Lumine's dead body. X turns to look at Zero, who
shakes his head. Axl approaches Lumine's body. Lumine's body shakes and bursts
open, revealing tentacles which strike Axl in his forehead crystal. Zero
slashes at the tentacles, while X catches Axl and charges his buster. The
following Charge Shot obliterates Lumine's remains. Satisfied, X looks at Axl,
who is unconscious and can only groan in response.]

X: Axl!

[X and Zero look at each other. Scene fades out.]

Alia: X... X... Status report!

X: This is X... Axl...

[Axl is shown unconscious, eyes twitching.]

X: Axl has taken damage, but he's fine. We're headed back now...

[Scene ends.]

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25. Endings
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**Note: A character's ending is shown when you use that character to land the
final blow on Lumine's second form. Except for the Easy ending, which is shown
after the credits, all the ending bits are arranged in the order they are
shown.**


25.1 Easy Ending
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[The three Hunters stare at Sigma's dead body, still brandishing their
respective weapons. All exchange glances and briefly lower their weapons. They
look up as someone approaches. It turns out to be... Lumine?]

- - - - - - - - -


25.2 X's Ending
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[Scene begins with a view down the Orbital Elevator shaft.]

X (thinking): Awakening... That's how Lumine described it...

[X bows his head.]

X (thinking): He said this was evolution. If he's right... then what are we
doing?

[Scene ends.]

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25.3 Zero's Ending
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[Scene begins with a view down the Orbital Elevator shaft.]

Zero (thinking): If what Lumine said is right, then Sigma won't be coming back.

[Zero is shown leaning against the elevator wall.]

Zero (thinking): Maybe this means I won't have to fight anymore...

[Zero turns to look at X and Axl. Scene ends.]

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25.4 Main Ending
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[The party is riding home on the Orbital Elevator. Zero walks up to X, who is
carrying Axl and is apparently in deep thought. X turns to look at Zero.]

Zero: I bet you've been thinking about what Lumine was saying a while ago.

[X looks shocked, but says nothing.]

Zero: Well, don't let it get to you. Just becoming Sigma could hardly be called
evolution.

[X turns away and nods once. Zero turns his back and starts to return to his
spot, but stops.]

Zero: Anyway, X... Even if we Reploids are destined to join the scrap heap when
that evolutionary step does come about...

[X's eyes widen.]

Zero: We still have to fight. Not only against Mavericks but against our own
destiny as well...

[Scene ends with a shot of the Earth and the Elevator. Credits roll.]

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25.5 Epilogue 1
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[The following text appears after the credits.]

Narrator (no voiceover)*: When news of Lumine's going Maverick reached the ears
of those in power, it was decided that all new generation Reploids with copy
abilities still in production would be cancelled, and the manufacture and use
of copy chips would be terminated. However, with the development of space in
fullswing, the demand for these advanced new generation Reploids had not
dwindled. Years later, production in copy chips once again resumed, despite the
advice of those who had studied their history...


* In the PC version, sound files for voiced narration exist but are not used.

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25.6 Epilogue 2
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[A handwritten message from the late Dr. Thomas Light is shown.]

Humans and robots living in harmony and equality. That was my ultimate wish.
- Dr. Thomas Light

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25.7 Axl's Ending
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[Axl, still unconscious, groans in pain and turns his head slightly. Inside his
broken forehead crystal, something purple gleams ominously...]

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26. Credits
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- Capcom, for making this game.

- Various Youtube contributors, for use of their videos as references.

- The Mega Man Network. I based my script off the one they used to have and
filled in the gaps by playing the game and looking at videos.

- You, for reading.

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