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Meanwhile, Nene Tamayo, the original PBB winner, sneaks into a jungle in Saranggani. As a Philippine Army reserve, she is on a recon mission there.

Nene: May natanggap akong lead na ang formula (sudden close-up of face, a.k.a. the Balitang K effect) Spectrum 90 (return to normal camera mode), na isang kemikal na kontra-bulate, ay minomodipika ngayon bilang isang weapon of mass destruction sa isang secret base dito sa kagubatan ng Saranggani. Ni-retrieve iyon ni Toni Falco: Agent X-Pulpol, ngunit bakit meron pa ring nagtangkang gumawa ng kawalang-hiyaang ito? Malalaman ko ito sa pagmamasid ko.

She searches the primarily lush green fields for clues, until a monster shows up.

Nene: Inaatake mo ako, ha? Pwes, wala kang kawala sa baril ko!

A BATTLE COMMENCES!

Ally: Nene
Enemy: Saranggani Grizzly

Nene chooses to attack Saranggani Grizzly. She deals 124 damage to Saranggani Grizzly.
Saranggani Grizzly chooses to attack Nene. He deals 43 damage to Nene.
Nene chooses to attack Saranggani Grizzly. She deals 140 damage to Saranggani Grizzly.
Saranggani Grizzly chooses to attack Nene. He deals 44 damage to Nene.
Nene chooses to attack Saranggani Grizzly. She deals 143 damage to Saranggani Grizzly. Saranggani Grizzly is KO’d.

BATTLE WON!

Nene: OK, itutuloy ko na ang pagmamasid.

(Dungeon portion: Make Nene shoot her way into the depths of the jungle. Recommended dungeon BGM: “Snake Man’s Stage” from Mega Man 3.)

After penetrating deeper, Nene finds an unbelieveable discovery. Five elaborately-designed high-speed spaceships glow brighter than the hot midday sun right in front of her eyes.

Nene: Wow… mga spaceship… bakit sila nandito? At nasaan ba ang mga piloto nila?
Bubbly girl’s voice: Mga piloto ba kamo? Kami iyon!

Nene turns around to find none other than the five members of the Galaxy Angel Brigade.

Nene: Ha? Mga Galaxy Angels? Napapanood ko lang kayo sa TV, pero bakit napunta kayo rito?

The bubbly girl, Milfeulle, approaches Nene.

Milfeulle: Ah! Siguro’y ikaw ay isa sa mga fans ng show namin, no? Kung gayon, ikinagagalak namin kitang makita!
Nene: Ehehe… meron pa akong misyon, kaya kailangan ko na ngayong umalis.
Milfeulle: Huwag muna! Mukhang napapagod ka kasi, eh! Heto, nag-bake ako ng pineapple upside-down cake para sa iyo!
Nene: Thanks, ha… pero di ako nagugutom. At bakit nag-bake ka sa masukal na gubat na ito?
Milfeulle: Meron kasi akong dalang portable microwave oven…

While the chit-chat between Nene and Milfeulle continues, the other Angels (even Normad) begin to wonder.

Normad: Haaay. Si Milfeulle talaga. Walang ibang iniisip kundi ang pagkain.
Vanilla: Ang pagiging patay-gutom ay isa sa mga pitong nakamamatay na kasalanan.
Forte: Eh, ang mas nakapagtataka sa ating lahat ay kung bakit nabuhay tayo samantalang malaking pagsabog ang naging katapusan ng ating show.
Ranpha: Ewan ko ba. Parang… meron pang misyon na ibibigay sa atin, eh. Namimiss tuloy natin si Col. Volcott.
Mint: (while using her laptop) Mga kasama, mukhang natanto ko na ang dahilan. Nang mangyari ang pagsabog, biglang lumitaw ang isang portal at hinigop tayong lahat nito, pati na ang mga Emblem Frame natin. Nawalan tayong lahat ng malay pagkatapos. Kaya, hayun.
Ranpha: Hmm… mukhang posible ang hypothesis mo, Mint.
Normad: Walang dudang ito ang dahilan kung bakit tayo nasadlak sa kagubatang ito. Maswerte nga kayo at bingyan pa kayo ng isa pang tsantsa matapos ang makailang-ulit na mga kapalpakan ninyo.
Forte: (while pointing her gun at Normad) Hoy, daldalerong manyika, tumigil ka sa mga pambabatikos mo! Daig ka pa ang isang nagtutungayaw na pulitiko!
Normad: Ikaw ang nagsabi niyan, hindi ako.
Mint: Forte, tigilan mo yan! Si Milfeulle kasi…

Forte notices Milfeulle still convincing Nene to eat her cake.

Milfeulle: Sige na, please. Kainin mo na, kundi baka mapanis ito!
Nene: Sabi nang ayokong kumain nito eh! Baka ako ma-diabetes nito!
Forte: (approaching Milfeulle and Nene) Sandali lang, Milfeulle. Kakausapin ko lang ang babaeng sundalong ito.
Milfeulle: Oh… sige. Pero mamaya na ang cake, ha? (walks away from Nene)
Forte: Babaeng sundalo.
Nene: Yes, Forte Stollen?
Forte: Sa wakas ay nakahanap na ako ng isang katapat. Isang sundalong babae na magaling sa pagbaril.
Nene: Oo. Nakita ko sa TV kung gaano ka kahusay bumaril. Medyo nainggit ako, eh.
Forte: Hmph… sinabi mo pa. Pero ngayon, itsa-chalengge kita sa isang Western-style gunfight!
Nene: Hinding-hindi ako tatanggi dito sa challenge mo. Dahil ako, si Nene Tamayo, ang unang nanalo sa Pinoy Big Brother, ay kayang lagpasin ang bawat pagsubok!
Forte: Eh… Nene, ano nga ba ang Big Brother na yan?
Nene: Saka ko na ipapaliwanag ito… pagkatapos nito! (draws her gun)
Forte: Wala nang atrasan ito! (draws her gun)

While the two pose and point their guns at each other, Mint prepares a simulation program that captures the look and feel of the wild, wild West. And the gun duel begins.

FINAL ROUND — FIGHT!

[Duel: Nene Tamayo versus Forte Stollen]

Attack:
Kung marunong kang magdasal, umpisahan mo na!
Masikip ang mundo para sa iyo!
Bayolente! Papalag ka?
Aatras ka, aabante ako!
Uulan na ng bala!

Defend:
Kahit sa bala, kakapit ako.
Kailan titigil ang putukan?
Huwag mo akong ipagkamalang kawawang cowboy.
Kailangan mo bang ubusin ang bala mo para ako’y talunin?
Sige, baril ka ng baril!

Deathblow:
Pasasabugin ko ang mundo mo!
Wala ka nang lupang tatapakan!
Humanda ka… oras mo na!
Uubusin ko… ang tapang mo.
Barya lang ang halaga ng ulo mo.

[End of duel]

The duel ends, and the simulated Western backdrop turns back into the lush forest.

Forte: Nene… napatunayan mo. Sige, sama ka sa amin bilang tunay na ika-anim na miyembro ng Angel Brigade.
Nene: Hindi ko tatanggihan ang offer mo, pero… kailangan ko talagang umalis. Nagsayang ako ng oras dito.
Forte: Sandali lang, Nene.
Nene: Bakit, Forte?
Forte: Tutal, nandito lang naman kami, pati na rin ang nagsasalitang manyika na si Normad at ang mga Emblem Frame namin… pero wala kaming ginagawa sa ngayon. So… pasali kami sa iyo, ha?
Nene: (Hmm… pagkakatiwalaan ko ba sila? Tutal, medyo palpak ang ibang mga ginawa nila, pero meron din silang mga matagumpay na misyon. Sige nga, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.) Walang problema, Angel Brigade.
Milfeulle: Yehey! May panibago tayong kasama! Pero… namimiss ko tuloy si Chitose.
Ranpha: Huwag mong babanggitin ang pangalan ng backstabber na iyon.
Mint: Binabalik lang niyan ang mga masasamang gawain niya dati.
Normad: Ewan ko ba kung ano ang nasa utak ng mga tao… puro paghihiganti.
Vanilla: Nasa Diyos pa rin ang paghihiganti.

Nene and the Angels then begin to find the base using the Emblem Frames (Nene rides on Forte’s for posterity), and then they set out to accomplish the mission that was bestowed on Nene.

Milfeulle: Ah, Nene, kaya pala pumunta ka rito dahil hinahanap mo ang formula (sudden close-up of face) Spectrum 90.
Mint: Pero, Nene, sa totoo lang, hindi namin alam kung ano ang planetang ito, e.
Nene: OK, Angels. Nandito tayo sa bansang Pilipinas sa planetang Earth.
Normad: At saka, may kutob ako na bumalik tayo sa panahon ng 21st century.
Ranpha: Hmm… lalo nang dumadagdag ang mga misteryo. Bakit kaya?
Forte: Sandali lang, mga kasama. May nasagap ako sa radar. Baka iyan ang kinaroroonan ng base na nagtatago ng formula (sudden close-up of face) Spectrum 90.
Milfeulle: Kami rin.
Nene: Ah! Walang dudang ito nga iyon! Kundi dahil sa inyo, hindi ko matatapos ang misyon ko!

Suddenly, gunfire greets the six.

Nene: Naku! Mukhang na-detect tayo ng mga kalaban!

But before they can fire, the Emblem Frames are quickly shot down. Afterwards, they crash near the base. Nene and the Angels are then driven into unconsciousness.

Some hours elapse, and the six gain consciousness. When they open their eyes, they’re immediately greeted by…

Several tents that contain artillery and ammunition.

An old shed that has a moderately-sized satellite dish juxtaposed to it.

Scores of heavily-armed men pointing their guns at the six, who are now bound in ropes.

And the worst part of it all, a familiar face from the Angels’ past.

Milfeulle, Mint, Ranpha, Forte, Vanilla: CHITOSE KARASUMA?!
Chitose: Ahahaha! Tumpak, Angel Brigade. Akala ninyong matatapon ako na parang manyikang nawalan na ng silbi? Pwes, nagkakamali kayo. (approaches Nene) At ikaw naman, babaeng palaban, nabisto mo na ang kinalalagyan ng formula (sudden close-up of face) Spectrum 90.
Nene: Oo! At kahit nahuli mo kami, nahulog ka pa rin sa aming bitag.
Chitose: Baliktad yata ang takbo ng isip n’yo. Matagal ko gustong maging kaibigan n’yo. Kaya lang, iniitsapwera n’yo lang ako. Kaya matagal na rin ang aking pagkapoot ko sa inyo, Angel Brigade. Sige, mga bata, sa aking kumpas ng kamay, pagbabarilin sila!
Chitose’s underlings: Yes, ma’am!

While Chitose raises her hand, the members of the Angel Brigade think that it’s the ultimate end for them, but a voice penetrates their senses.

Col. Volcott’s voice: Mga pinakamamahal kong Angels… alam ninyo na wala ako upang gabayan kayo. Pero kahit na wala ako, nasa alaala n’yo pa rin ako. Kaya tibayan ninyo ang loob, Angel Brigade. Ilabas ang mga natatangi ninyong lakas!

Inspired by their beloved commanding officer’s message, the Angels suddenly glow, and in a quick flash of light, they break out of their ropes. Nene breaks free too, consequently.

Chitose: Anong…?
Nene: Ngayon, babaeng nagkakanlong ng weapon of mass destruction, humanda ka!

What follows is a scene worthy of pure ownage, as Nene and the Angels decimate Chitose’s underlings with their powers.

Chitose: Ah… hindi… ito maaari. Pero kahit na wala ang mga bata ko, ako pa rin ang mananaig! Dahil nasa akin mismo ang tanging botelya ng formula (sudden close-up of face) Spectrum 90. (shows the bottle)
Milfeulle: Chitose! Parang awa mo na! Tigilan mo ang pagmmomodipika sa forumla (sudden close-up of face) Spectrum 90, sa ngalan ng ating pagkakaibigan!
Chitose: Walang kai-kaibigan, walang kumpa-kumpare, walang kama-kamag-anak! Lilkidahin ko kayong lahat, mga walang-puso! Ahahahaha!
Nene: Bah! Ginagaya mo pa si Erap!

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: Nene, Milfeulle, Mint, Ranpha, Forte, Vanilla
Enemy: Chitose Karasuma (HP: 3,798)

Nene chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 143 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Milfeulle chooses to cast Bread Anvil on Chitose Karasuma. She deals 247 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Mint chooses to cast Kigurumi: Onion Knight on all allies. All allies’ ATK increased by 15.
Ranpha chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 390 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Forte chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 334 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Vanilla chooses to cast Divine Divinity on Chitose Karasuma. She deals 335 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Chitose Karasuma chooses to cast Wow Maling-Mali! on all allies. She deals 97 damage to each ally.
Nene chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 243 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Milfeulle chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 170 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Mint chooses to cast Kigurumi: Moogle on all allies. All allies’ HP’s are restored to full.
Ranpha chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 400 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Forte chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 340 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Vanilla chooses to cast Divine Divinity on Chitose Karasuma. She deals 324 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Chitose Karasuma chooses to cast Practical Joke on Forte. She deals 106 damage to Forte.
Nene chooses to defend.
Milfeulle chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 170 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Mint chooses to defend.
Ranpha chooses to attack Chitose Karasuma. She deals 272 damage to Chitose Karasuma.
Forte chooses to do a cooperative attack with Nene named “Gunslinger Girls”. That attack deals 949 damage to Chitose Karasuma. Chitose Karasuma is KO’d.

BATTLE WON!

Chitose: Patawad… Angel Brigade… Gusto ko… maging… kaibigan ninyo… (passes out)
Nene: Pero hindi sa paraang palihim at marahas.

After the battle, several police cars arrive at the site. The policemen then arrest Chitose, and Nene successfully retrieves the bottle of the formula…

Normad: (sudden close-up of face) Spectrum 90! Akala ninyo makikita ang mukha ng narrator? Hindi, a!

Some hours later, at the headquarters of AFP’s Southern Command…

Southern Command Chief: Reserve Private First-Class Nene Tamayo, congratulations on a job well done.
Nene: (salutes) Sir, yes, sir!
Southern Command Chief: And you, members of the so-called Galaxy Angel Brigade from an another dimension, congratulations for helping Pfc. Tamayo on her task.
Milfeulle, Mint, Ranpha, Forte, Vanilla: (salutes) Sir, yes, sir!
Southern Command Chief: And as a reward for you all, the Chief of Staff of the AFP, as well as the secretary of national defense, recommends you all to a friendly yet upstarting mercenary army: the Nueva Liga Filipina. May you enjoy your company with that army, because it will someday help us all.
Nene, Milfeulle, Mint, Ranpha, Forte, Vanilla: Sir, yes, sir!
Southern Command Chief: All right, you may all go now. Dismissed.

Nene and the Angels then leave the HQ. As they ride on an AFV going all the way north, they’ll face a staggering mission prepared for them in Luzon… as future Stars of Destiny.

Stars Introduced So Far

Tensoku – Speedy Star
(Dai Zong, the Godspeed Guardian)
Nene Tamayo

Tenjyu – Star of Longevity
(Li Jun, the Dragon who Roils Rivers)
Milfeulle Sakuraba (Galaxy Angel)

Chisyu – the Complete Star
(Ch’en Ta, the Gorge-Leaping Tiger)
Ranpha Franboise (Galaxy Angel)

Chiin – Hidden Star
(Yang Chun, the White Spotted Snake)
Forte Stollen (Galaxy Angel)

Chiku – Empty Star
(Zhou Tong, Xiang Yu Minor)
Mint Blancmanche (Galaxy Angel)

Chisatsu – Searching Star
(Li Yun, the Black-eyed Tiger)
Vanilla H (Galaxy Angel)

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Trouble is brewing in Manila because of the impeding network wars, but do we know about the developments in Visayas and Mindanao? For this episode and the next, yes, we will.

Kim Chiu, the PBB Teen Edition champion, is already in Nueva Liga Filipina. But what of the other PBB winners, Keanna Reeves and Nene Tamayo? Their sagas begin here.

At the Kurusugawa Electronics laboratory in Cebu…

Technician 1: All necessary preparations complete. No pre-simulation glitches found. All systems clear.
Technician 2: Commencing dungeon simulation mode for HMX-12 and HMX-13.

In a blink of an eye, the large room in the laboratory where Multi and Serio are confined turns into a medieval-styled dungeon, complete with treasure chests, monsters, and other dungeon paraphernalia.

Technician 1: Sigurado ba tayo sa ginagawa natin?
Technician 2: Relaks lang. Inutusan lang naman kasi tayo ni boss tsip na i-test ang battle and survival capabilities nina Multi at Serio, eh.
Technician 1: Sa kadahilanang sumali sila sa giyera laban kay Melficio Victorialuna? Tayo’y mga buhay sa saksi na pwede silang maging mga battle robots, kaya di na kailangan pang mag-testing nang ganito.
Technician 2: Huwag kang pakasiguro. Malay mo, baka may mga kahinaan pa rin sila.
Technician 1: Ehh… wateber.

Meanwhile, inside the simulated dungeon…

Multi: S-Serio, mukhang nakakatakot dito!
Serio: Tumigil ka sa pagiging balat-sibuyas mo. Hindi ka magtatagumpay sa simulasyong ito kung ganyan ka.

A bunch of virtual monsters charge towards the maid robots’ direction.

Serio: Huwag panaigin ang takot! Lumaban na tayo, Multi!

A BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: Multi, Serio
Enemies: Goblin x4

Multi chooses to attack Goblin A. She deals 123 damage to Goblin A. Goblin A is KO’d.
Serio chooses to attack Goblin B. She deals 135 damage to Goblin B. Goblin B is KO’d.
Goblin C chooses to attack Multi. He deals 32 damage to Multi.
Goblin D chooses to attack Serio. He deals 31 damage to Serio.
Multi chooses to attack Goblin C. She deals 139 damage to Goblin C. Goblin C is KO’d.
Serio chooses to attack Goblin D. She deals 110 damage to Goblin D. Goblin D is KO’d.

BATTLE WON!

Serio: Kita mo? Kapanatagan ng loob ang kailangan.
Multi: Sorry, ah, Serio.
Serio: Wala nang oras para sa pagpaumanhin. Kailangan nating tapusin ang dungeon na ito.

(Dungeon portion: Make Multi and Serio survive in the simulated dungeon. Recommended dungeon BGM: “Technical Power” from To Heart 2.)

Meanwhile, outside the lab…

Keanna: Totoo ba yung mga tsismis na merong bagong maid robot na dinedebelop dito sa Kurusugawa Electronics? Kung totoo nga, bibili ako ng isa para kay Rustrum!
Audience member: Rustom, hindi Rustrum!
Keanna: (deadma mode, facing the screen) Pakealam mo? Mayaman ako sa letter R!

And so the PBB Celebrity Edition champion sneaks past inattentive guards to enter the laboratory. With her magic, she bypasses through several security checks.

Finally, she spots the room where the new maid robot, HMX-14, a.k.a. Chenelyn, sleeps in her hibernation capsule.

Keanna: Yes! Totoo nga ang mga tsismis! Well, nangangati na ang mga kamay ko sa kasabikan! Parang… gusto ko na siyang i-take-home!

But once she approaches the control panel for the capsule, she is greeted by the occult girl, Serika.

Keanna: Yeagh!
Serika: (cold stare) …
Keanna: S-sino ka?
Serika: (whisper) Anong ginagawa mo rito?
Keanna: Ehehe… bumibisita lang…
Serika: …

Suddenly, an explosion occurs near the capsule. Alarms flood the various parts of the lab immediately after that. And the worst part of it all… Chenelyn breaks out of the capsule.

Keanna: Inangkupo! Bakit nagkaganito? Dahil ba sa kaengutan ko?
Serika: (whisper) Chenelyn, anong ginagawa mo?
Chenelyn: (monotonous robot voice) WALA AKONG PAKIALAM! GUSTO KONG LUMAYA! GUSTO KONG LUMAYA!

Chenelyn then fires a laser beam at Keanna and Serika, but the two dodge the attack.

Keanna: Gusto mo ng laban, ha? Pwes, lalaban din ako! (Saka na yung pagbigay ng robot na iyon kay Rustom!)
Serika: (whisper) Huminahon ka, Chenelyn.
Chenelyn: HINDI AKO MAGIGING MAHINAHON HANGGA’T DI KO NAWAWASAK ANG ELITISTA-KAPITALISTANG KUMPANYANG ITO! HINDI KASI SILA NAGBABAYAD NG REBOLUSYONARYONG BUWIS!

Instead of attacking Keanna and Serika, Chenelyn fires her laser beams at several parts of the lab. Keanna and Serika chase after her to try to suppress her attacks.

Meanwhile, the technicians who are in charge of Multi and Serio are startled by the alarms.

Technician 2: Na-detect ko na kung sino ang may pakana ng atake! Walang iba kundi ang prototype HMX-14 Chenelyn!
Technician 1: Aru, Diyos ko! Bakit siya pa?
Technician 2: Mukhang may nang-hack sa console na nagkokontrol sa capsule niya! Tapos nilagyan pa siya ng malicious program sa system niya!
Technician 1: Sige, ia-abort ko na ang dungeon simulation nina Multi at Serio!
Technician 2: OK, gawin mo na ngayon!

The dungeon simulation program is then aborted. Multi and Serio knew of it because they, too, have heard the alarms.

Technician 1: Multi! Serio! Dali!
Multi & Serio: (approaching the technicians) Bakit naman?
Technician 1: Si Chenelyn, umaatake sa lab natin!
Multi: HA?!
Technician 2: Tigilan n’yo si–

The technician’s instruction is cut short by an explosion in the wall. Out of the rift comes Chenelyn, who now exudes a crimson aura.

Chenelyn: BUWIS O KAMATAYAN?
Technician 2: Anong sinasabi mo? Nagbabayad kami ng buwis, ah!
Chenelyn: HINDI ITO ANG KATOTOHANAN! KUNG NAIS NINYONG MABUHAY, BAYARAN NINYO KAMING MGA MIYEMBRO NG ARMADONG KILUSAN PARA SA BAYAN! HINDI ANG PAMAHALAANG MAPANIIL!

Keanna and Serika then enter the rift in the wall.

Multi, Serio, Technicians 1 & 2: Serika? {Multi & Serio} Lady Serika? {Technicians 1 & 2}
Serika: (whisper) …Multi… Serio…
Keanna: (Ah! Sina Serika, Multi, at Serio pala sila, ha? Yung ilan sa mga bayani ng Edsa War!)
Chenelyn: MGA PANAGDAG NA HANGAL! MAMATAY KAYONG LAHAT NA KAPITALISTA! (powers up)
Serio: Serika, Multi, kailangang labanan natin si Chenelyn… kahit hindi natin gusto.
Multi: Kahit na… mawasak siya?
Serika: (shakes her head slowly, signifying that there’s no other choice) …
Technician 2: Mag-ingat kayo, Multi, Serio, at Lady Serika.
Technician 1: Huwag ding kalimutan yung babaeng kasama nila, ha?
Keanna: (Pagkakataon ko na upang i-testing ang opensib madyik ko!)

While Chenelyn is powering up her crimson aura, Keanna, Multi, Serio, and Serika charge towards her. And you know what it means.

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: Keanna, Multi, Serio, Serika
Enemy: HMX-14 Chenelyn (HP: 3,809)

Keanna chooses to cast Allure on HMX-14 Chenelyn. But nothing happened!
Multi chooses to cast Buga-Buga Spears on HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 547 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
Serio chooses to cast Maser on HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 380 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn. (Note: The damage inflicted from Maser to its target is equivalent to the first three digits of its max HP.)
Serika chooses to cast Kidlat1 on HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 390 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
HMX-14 Chenelyn chooses to cast Crimson Charge on all allies. She deals 96 damage to each ally.
Keanna chooses to cast Barako on Multi. Multi’s ATK increased by 15.
Multi chooses to attack HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 370 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
Serio chooses to attack HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 270 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
Serika chooses to cast Kidlat1 on HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 400 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
HMX-14 Chenelyn chooses to cast Debilitating Dagger on Serika. She deals 106 damage to Serika. Serika is Paralyzed.
Keanna chooses to attack HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 70 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
Multi chooses to use Blood of Andy Gibb on Serika. Serika is no longer Paralyzed.
Serio chooses to cast Maser on HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 380 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
Serika chooses to attack HMX-14 Chenelyn. She deals 72 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.
HMX-14 Chenelyn chooses to attack Keanna. She deals 173 damage to Keanna. Keanna is in critical condition.
Keanna chooses to cast Barako on Serio. Serio’s ATK increased by 15.
Multi chooses to do a cooperative attack with Serio named “Pride of Kurusugawa Electronics”. That attack deals 940 damage to HMX-14 Chenelyn.

HMX-14 Chenelyn: *krrrsssshhhh….* CRITICAL SYSTEM ERROR! CRITICAL SYSTEM ERROR! EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN IN 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

The berserk robot has been deactivated.

BATTLE WON!

Technician 1: Haaaayyy… salamat.
Technician 2: Dahil sa natamong pinsalang pisikal, mukhang nabura na ang malicious program. Great job, Multi and Serio. At dahil naipakita ninyong dalawa ang battle and survival capabilities ninyo, pasado kayo sa medyo naunsyaming dungeon simulation test. Congratulations.
Multi & Serio: Walang anuman.
Technician 2: At salamat din sa inyo, Lady Serika, sa pagtulong ninyo sa ora de peligro na ito.
Serika: …
Technician 2: Ngayon, ang mga immediate priorities natin ay ang mga repairs kay Chenelyn at sa mga nasirang bahagi ng lab, at saka ang enhancement of security measures.
Technician 1: Hoy, p’re, nakalimutan mo yung babae kanina. Di mo ba napansin? Si Keanna Reeves yun!
Technician 2: Ha?
Technician 1: Tumulong kasi siya sa atin… kahit na sabihing lumusot siya rito sa loob.
Keanna: OO! Ako nga iyon! Ang nanalo sa PBB Celebrity Edition; no more, no less!
Technician 1: (approaches Keanna) Walang duda! Ikaw nga! Walang anumang produkto ng “salamat po, dok”. Pwedeng… pa-autograph?
Keanna: Sure. Tee-hee!
Technician 2: Hooooyyy… wala tayong panahon para diyan. (pushes Technician 1 away from Keanna’s sight, then returns and faces Keanna) Ehem. Ms. Keanna Reeves, dahil sa ipinakita mong pagtulong kina Lady Serika, Multi, at Serio, inirerekomenda kita bilang isang trainee dito sa Kurusugawa Electronics. Aalalayan mo sila para sa isang top-secret mission sa Luzon.
Keanna: Hmm… medyo mahirap ito, pero game pa rin ako!
Multi: Wow! Ang saya! May bago akong makakasama!
Serio: Mas mabuti na ang marami kung sama-sama sila.
Serika: (smiles slightly) …
Techinican 2: Good, good. Ngayon, humayo kayong apat! Inaasahan kayong lahat ng presidente ng zaibatsu natin na pangalagaan ang maganda nating pangalan dito sa Pilipinas.

Keanna, Multi, Serio, and Serika then bid the staff at the Kurusugawa Elecronics lab in Cebu a warm goodbye. The four will have a mission prepared for them in Luzon… as future Stars of Destiny.

Stars Introduced So Far

Tenbi – Lowly Star
(Shi Jin, the Nine Dragon)
Multi (HMX-12) (To Heart)

Tentai – Retreating Star
(Li Heng, the Winged Tiger)
Serio (HMX-13) (To Heart)

Chiketsu – Noble Star of Wisdom
(Xuan Zan, the Disgraced/Ugly Warrior)
Keanna Reeves

Chizen, Silent Star
(Pan Rui, Demon Lord Who Roils the Earth)
Serika Kurusugawa (To Heart)

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Note: I’ve decided to write an intermission portion before proceeding to the next episode. This is to give the readers a more in-depth idea on the Stars of Destiny recruited so far.

Legend:
Name of star and its translation
(Person who represented the star in “Water Margin”)
Person who occupies the star in this story (and its source, if possible)
Brief biography
Star is/is not a battle member
If battle member, the type of weapon used by the Star
If battle member, the level 1/2/3 weapon names

And now, the Stars.

Tenkai Star – The Chief Star of Heaven
(Song Jiang, the Opportune Rain)
Matthew Luke Laonglaan
A boy who lost his parents to an accident that happened after the campaign against Melficio Victorialuna. Without any relatives to depend on, he now lives with his childhood friend, Hyacinth. Fate will pave the road for him and her to meet the other 106 Stars of Destiny.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Long rod and blunt rapier
Weapon Names: Hiro & Lucia / Cloud & Aeris / Faroush & Lyon

Tengou Star – Star of Conflagration
(Lu Jun-Yi, the Jade Ki’rin)
Gabby Lopez
One of ABS-CBN’s head honchos. He works hard in order to make ABS-CBN a reputable media network, but worries about the worsening row with GMA.
Battle Member: No

Tenyu – Star of Bravery
(Guan Sheng, the Great Sword)
Hero Angeles
One of the original warriors who fought alongside Hiroyuki and co. He becomes a celebrated hero, but he is still hounded by people who have tarnished his reputation. A prophecy states that a big issue will force Hero to leave ABS-CBN and transfer to GMA, and once he’s booted out, a series of unfortunate events will come to ABS-CBN. That fate must be reversed by Hero himself.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Knightsword
Weapon Names: Sel Legendary Sword+3=1b / Vorpal Sword / Glamdring

Tenyuu – Star of Heroic Ferocity
(Lin Chong, the Leopard Headed)
Joseph Bitangcol
Hero’s greatest rival for the hand of Sandara. At first, he may be an antagonist in Hero’s eyes, but once he fully realizes his manipulation by an evil force, he will fight with Hero and Sandara.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Knightsword
Weapon Names: Caim’s Sword / Zardoz’s Sword / Machete’s Sword

Tenmou – Star of Swift Courage
(Qin Ming, the Fire in the Thunderclap)
Sandara Park
One of the original warriors who fought alongside Hiroyuki and co. She broke off with Hero at Joseph’s recommendation after the great war, realizing the prophecy against Hero without her knowing it.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Twin daggers
Weapon Names: Byellunggum / Walgwanggum II / Haedonggum II

Teni – Star of Majesty
(Hu-yan Zhuo, Double Rod of Iron)
Asa Shigure (Shuffle!)
One of the six girls who were magically summoned to the Philippines by an unknown summoner. Harbors some kind of grudge against Kaede Fuyou, who accuses her of stealing Rin Tsuchimi from her.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Short spear
Weapon Names: Rin / Rin+ / Rin++

Tenei – Heroic Star
(Hua Rong, Li Guang Minor)
Hyacinth Monterola
Matthew’s childhood friend since kindergarten. She always looks after his well-being the way Lyon looks after the Prince in Suikoden V.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Giant balisong
Weapon Names: Paraluman / Sinagtala / Lakambini

Tenki – Lofty Star
(Chai Jin, the Little Whirlwind)
Boy Abunda
A showbiz commentator with a professional attitude and a kind heart. He represents the wishes of many Filipinos who advocate to bring Hero back to ABS-CBN.
Battle Member: No

Tenfu – Star of Wealth
(Li Ying, the Eagle Who Smites the Heavens)
Mike Punzalan
An anime voice actor who expresses concern about the MTRCB’s edict of banning some anime titles from being aired. He decides to fight it, even if it costs his life.
Battle Member: No

Tensyo – the Wounded Star
(Wu Song, the Ascetic)
Willie Revillame
The host of Wowowee. Even though he suffered a loss of some kind with the Ultra stampede, he still works hard to help less-fortunate people via his game show.
Battle Member: No

Tenritsu – Star of the Standing Spear
(Dong Ping, Warrior of the Two Spears)
Athrun Zala (Gundam Seed / Gundam Seed Destiny)
Kira’s best friend. Forgetting old misunderstandings, he promises to stand by him until the end.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Handgun
Weapon Names: .357 Aegis / .45 Aegis / .50 Aegis

Tensyo – the Swift Star
(Zhang Qing, the Featherless Arrow)
Kira Yamato (Gundam Seed / Gundam Seed Destiny)
Reunited with his old friend Athrun, the two have assisted ABS-CBN in its major events as leaders of its mecha division, starting with the Claudine Barretto-Raymart Santiago wedding. Their experience as Gundam pilots will be useful sometime in the future.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Handgun
Weapon Names: Lacus / Lacus+ / Lacus++

Tenan – Dark Star
(Yang Shi, Blue Faced Beast)
Pritong Kandule (Ragnarok Online – The Legend of Pritong Kandule series)
The swordsman who always swears and always wields a Double Vital Falchion (’cause he’s an AGI Knight). Helps Hero recognize his greater potential.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Falchion
Weapon Names: Double Vital Falchion / Double Vital Falchion +7 / Double Vital Falchion +10

Tenyu – Guardian Star
(Xu Ning, Master Halberdier)
Erich Gonzales
The winner in Star Circle Quest Season 2. As a fellow champion, she sympathizes with Hero regarding his situation. A master of the spear.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Spear
Weapon Names: Ati-Atihan Spear / Scorpion / Feather Spear

Tenku – Empty Star
(Suo Chao, the Swift Vanguard)
Mel Tiangco
One of the pillars of GMA News and Public Affairs who was once affiliated with ABS-CBN. Still has a bone to pick against her former student, Korina.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Hammer
Weapon Names: Bisig Bayan Hammer / Kapuso Hammer / Whitesmith’s Hammer

Tensatsu – Murderous Star
(Li Kui, The Black Whirlwind)
Zenki (Zenki)
He was supposed to be one of the guards in the Claudine-Raymart wedding, but after messing it up a little, he was teleported back to Japan by Chiaki. After a long sermon, Chiaki commands him to search for the seeds of Karuma in the Philippines, which she feels are running rampant due to smuggling.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Hand axe
Weapon Names: Golden Axe 1 / Golden Axe 2 / Golden Axe 3

Tenhei – Leveled Star
(Zhang Heng, the Boatman)
Kim Chiu
The winner in Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition. Being one of the many Chinese-Filipinos out there, she stands up for their rights against discrimination and victimization by ultra-nationalists and kidnap-for-ransom groups.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Spiked bracers
Weapon Names: Chun Li’s Bracers / Punk Bracers / Peng Yu Bracers

Tenson – the Broken Star
(Zhang Shun, Dances in the Waves)
Gerald Anderson
One of the contestants in Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition and paired with Kim. Supports Kim in every way he can, therefore he and her are regarded as the next Hero and Sandara.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Two-handed sword
Weapon Names: Zweihander / Morglay / Keough’s Sword

Tenken – Dagger Star
(Ruan the Second, He Who Ghouls Avoid)
Ayu Tsukimiya (Kanon)
One of the six girls who were magically summoned to the Philippines by an unknown summoner. Her “uguu” and her fondness for taiyaki are some of the components of her personality.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Staff
Weapon Names: Taiyaki Staff / Winged Staff / Staff of Memories

Tenzai – Star of Sin
(Ruan the Fifth, the Reckless Brother)
Misuzu Kamio (AIR)
One of the six girls who were magically summoned to the Philippines by an unknown summoner. Her “gao”/”nihaha” and her fondness for any type of juice are some of the components of her personality.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Puppet
Weapon Names: Triceratops Doll / Tyrannosaurus Doll / Stegosaurus Doll

Tenhai – the Vanquished Star
(Ruan the Seventh, the Ravenous Deathlord)
Reverie Planetarian / Yumemi Hoshino (Planetarian)
A humanoid robot who serves at the Manila Planetarium. The reason behind her admission to the planetarium is a mystery.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Mini-UFO
Weapon Names: Gentle Jena / The Prayer / Loving Depths

Tenrou – the Goal Star
(Yang Xiong, He who is Equal to Guan Suo)
Nash Aguas (Goin’ Bulilit)
The first Star Circle Quest Grand Kid Questor. He wields a smaller version of the weapon used by Nash Latkje (Gensosuikogaiden), the double snake sword.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Double snake sword
Weapon Names: Dahong Palay / Cobra / Anaconda

Tensui – the Star of Intelligence
(Shi Xiu, One Who Heeds Not His Life)
Nikki Bagaporo (Goin’ Bulilit)
The cute girl who loves to sing. Also a finalist of the first Star Circle Quest.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Microphone
Weapon Names: Ordinary Microphone / Gary V’s Microphone / WWE Announcer’s Mic

Tenbou – Savage Star
(Xie Zhen, Double Headed Snake)
Arcueid Brunestud (Lunar Legend Tsukihime)
One of the six girls who were magically summoned to the Philippines by an unknown summoner. A vampire who, interestingly, isn’t vulnerable to sunlight one she set foot in the Philippines.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Claw
Weapon Names: Claws of Blood / Claws of Shadow / Claws of the Moon Princess

Tenkoku – Wailing Star
(Xio Bao, Double-tailed Scorpion)
Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
One of the six girls who were magically summoned to the Philippines by an unknown summoner. Possesses excellent swordsmanship.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Great sword
Weapon Names: Blue Saber / Rosalian Saber / Excalibur

Tenkou – Clever Star
(Yan Qing, Graceful One)
Korina Sanchez
One of the pillars of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. She has fought bravely to preserve her precious hairbrush.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Two-handed sword
Weapon Names: K Prime / Balitang K / Rated K

Chikai – Chief Star of Earth
(Zhu Wu, Strategist of Divine Skill)
Ogie Diaz
With his alter-ego, Gosh Abelgosh, he hosts the “S.H.O.K.E” portion of Magandang Umaga Pilipinas. He will later serve as the assistant strategist in the hero’s army.
Battle Member: No

Chirei, Clever Star
(An Dao-Quan, God of Medicine)
Hattori Sohma (Fruits Basket)
The doctor who is cursed to be a dragon when he is hugged by someone of the opposite sex. He may be a bit cold, but he’s always serious in his work.
Battle Member: No

Chikyu, Intelligent Star
(Hu-la Niang, the Ten Foot Green Snake)
Mizuki Takase (Comic Party)
One of the six girls who were magically summoned to the Philippines by an unknown summoner. Kazuki is (obviously) not with her now; but she fights to go back to her beloved.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Racket
Weapon Names: Iron Racket / Golden Racket / Platinum Racket

Chikou, Wild Star
(Kong Ming, the Pleiades in the Night Sky)
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
He was supposed to be one of the guards in the Claudine-Raymart wedding, but after messing it up a little, Raymart reprimands him. Later, he must search for a female ninja who equals him.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Kunai
Weapon Names: Onimaru / Kitsunemaru / Hokagemaru

Chigaku – Star of Music
(Yue He, the Iron Throat)
Lito Camo
The famous composer of novelty songs. After witnessing the final battle against Melficio Victorialuna, he decided to compose a series of songs to celebrate the struggles made against him.
Battle Member: No

Chima – Devil Star
(Song Wan, the Guardian God in the Clouds)
Katie Minami (Mirmo De Pon!)
With her fairy, Mirmo, plus her friends (who are not Stars of Destiny, by the way), she renders her services to ABS-CBN as Korina’s senior PA.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Fairy (Mirmo)
Weapon Names: Mirmo I / Mirmo II / Mirmo III

Chitan – Short Star
(Zou Yuan, Dragon Out of the Woods)
Yumi Fukuzawa (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
The petit soeur to Sachiko. Always sticks to Sachiko wherever she goes, making Matthew feel the same way to Hyacinth.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Crossbow
Weapon Names: Sachiko / Sachiko+ / Sachiko++

Chikaku – Corner Star
(Zou Run the Unicorn)
Sachiko Ogasawara (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
The Rosa Chinensis en Bouton and the representative of the Mountain Lily Council (Yamayurikai) to ABS-CBN. She must solve the mystery of who is the mastermind behind the off-airing of her show on ABS-CBN.
Battle Member: Yes
Weapon Type: Longbow and arrow
Weapon Names: Astarea Bow / Lily Bow / Rose Bow

Chisyu – Prisoned Star
(Zhu Gui, Demonic Beast on Dry Land)
Kazuma Azuma (Yakitate! Japan)
With his “solar hands”, the pieces of bread that he makes are usually over-the-top. He has to get used to being a subordinate to Jang Geum, though.
Battle Member: No

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PROLOGUE: After Mr. Lopez has learned that GMA will launch a nuclear strike against the Kapamilya Network, he has decided to pour out all his resources to formulate weapons in order to counter the Kapuso Network’s missiles. First, he enlists the Raijin-Oh team’s help, then sets Voltes V to auto-pilot mode (because of Sandara and Joseph’s absence), then drains all of the money that was supposed to be used for ABS-CBN’s anime programming for the development of an orbital attack satellite. Some viewers boo-booed Mr. Lopez’s decision, saying that Gundam Seed Destiny must be aired before 2006 ends, and that dream might go to waste if the money used for licensing and localizing the show went to other things.

First week of August 2006. Clear skies.

The MTRCB fiasco has been resolved, therefore the plans to turn Matt’s and Hyacinth’s houses into one single stronghold finally fall into place.

Ogie: (Gosh Abelgosh mode) Dahil natapos na sa wakas ang sigalot sa MTRCB, pwede ulit nating pag-usapan ang tungkol sa renovation.
Boy: Mga kaibigan, sinabi ni Korina noong araw na kailangan nating mag-ambag.
Korina: OK, sino ba ang pabor sa planong ipinanukala ko?

Everyone in the stronghold raises his/her hands.

Matthew Luke: Mukhang excited kayong lahat na gawing isang malaking base ang mga bahay naming dalawa.
Hyacinth: Kung gayon, pwede nating simulan ang pag-aambag ngayon.

Everyone in the stronghold contributes some of the money that they had; his/her contributions are not too small to justify stinginess nor too large to drain his/her personal funds. Kaede voluntarily acts as the collector, by the way.

Kaede: Ayan na! Nakolekta na ang pera!

Korina computes the contributed money, and…

Korina: Total collected money: Php94,845!
Kazuma: Sapat na puhunan iyon para makapagtayo ako ng panaderya rito!
Mizuki: Uhh… Kazuma, tigilan mo iyan.
Kazuma: Siyempre, joke lang ang sinabi ko kanina! Hehehe…
Ogie: (Gosh Abelgosh mode) Ngayong nakapag-ambag tayong lahat, pagtutunan natin ngayon ng pansin ang pangalan ng ating headquarters, pati na rin ang pangalan ng ating samahan.
Matthew Luke: Buti’t nasabi mo. Nakumpleto namin kasi ni Hyacinth ang lahat ng mga games sa Suikoden series.
Hyacinth: Sa Suikoden, binibigyan ng player kasi ng pangalan ang headquarters at saka ang army na pinangungunahan ng bida.
Matthew Luke: Sige, magpanukala tayo muna ng pangalan ng ating HQ.

Evryone in the stronghold simultaneously tosses out random names.

Hyacinth: Kayong lahat, isa-isa muna, ha? Sige, Hero, mauna ka.
Hero: Akari Kamigishi Castle, sa ngalan ng isa sa mga dati kong kasama.
Sir Mike: Ako naman, Archangel Castle, mula sa Gundam Seed, siyempre.
Kira & Athrun: (Suportahan ta ka!)
Erich: Orange Castle!
Kim: Peng Yu Castle!
Arcueid: Ito naman… Castle of the May Sigh Shimmering on the Pale Blue Water.
Saber: Over my dead body!
Matthew Luke: Haaaayyy. Dapat ang pangalan ay makapagbibigay sa atin ng… sense of pride! Isang katibayan na ipinagmamalaki natin ang base of operations nating lahat!
Boy: Hmmm… pero nasa iyo pa rin ang huling desisyon, Matt.

After some deep thinking…

Matthew Luke: It’s final. The decided name of the stronghold: Balay Kapatiran.
Nash: Magandang pangalan iyan!
Nikki: Madali pang tandaan, di tulad ng pangalang ibinigay ni Arcueid!
Arcueid: Eh kasi, sumagi talaga sa isip ko ang pangalang iyon.
Hyacinth: Wala nang tutol diyan sa pangalang iyon?

Silence follows.

Hyacinth: We therefore conclude that the official name of our headquarters is Balay Kapatiran. Ngayon naman, pagdedesisyunan natin ang pangalan ng ating samahan. Sige, Dok Hattori, mauna ka.
Hattori: Tohru Honda Army, sa ngalan ng babaeng kasama nina Yuki, Shigure, at Kyo.
Mizuki: Comic Revolutionary Army!
Naruto: (Ngek! Para tayong partido komunista!)
Willie & Lito: Wowowee Army!
Naruto: (Mas OK…)
Katie: Fairy Army naman! Mas maikli, mas masaya!
Mirmo: Aprub ako dyan!
Sachiko: Rose Army ang sa amin ni Yumi.
Boy: Pero nasa iyo pa rin ang huling desisyon, Matt.

After some deep thinking…

Matthew Luke: It’s final. From this day on, the decided name of our army: Nueva Liga Filipina.
Korina: Dahil inspirasyon mo si Rizal?
Matthew Luke: Itinatag kasi ang La Liga Filipina ni Rizal para sa pagkakaisa ng bayang Pilipino. At ngayon, dahil nagbabadya na naman ang pagkakawatak-watak, nararapat lamang na tayong mga Stars of Destiny ang sasalba sa pagkakaisa mula sa masamang kapangyarihan ng Trapo Rune. Ituloy nating lahat ang sinimulan ni Rizal at ng iba pang mga bayani ng ating Inang Bayan!

The rest cheer in jubilation.

Hyacinth: Ngayong meron nang sariling pangalan ang grupo natin, simulan na natin ang aktwal na renovation.

And so, the (incomplete) collection of the Stars of Destiny, the Nueva Liga Filipina, has officially started its operations. For the renovation of the Balay Kapatiran, work was divided into different committees.

The ABS-CBN Anime Force decides to buy the necessary materials for renovation.

The SCQ Teens decide to buy some books on interior design.

And some of the remaining people (Hyacinth’s parents and Kaede included) volunteer to clean up and/or rearrange existing portions of the stronghold.

But what of the two childhood friends?

Matthew Luke: Siyanga pala, may mas importanteng gawain na aasikasuhin namin.
Hyacinth: Iyon ay ang mag-recruit ng iba pang Stars of Destiny.
Sir Mike: After all, because we recognize you two as the esteemed leaders of our army, hindi namin kayo pinagbabawalan. Kaya lang, mag-ingat sa mga potential recruits na may hidden agenda. Tingnan ninyo ako dati, pinagtulungan ako ng isang kasamang dubber sa ABS-CBN na hindi ko muna papangalanan. Pinipilit niya kasi ang kanyang mga kagustuhan sa mga kapwa dubber, kaya dumistansya muna ako pansamantala sa dubbing.
Matthew Luke: Tatandaan namin iyan, Sir Mike.
Hyacinth: Thank you sa advice mo. Sige, mauuna na kami, ha?

With that, the two childhood friends embark on a brand-new mission. Their first destination: Manila Planetarium, where rumors of a robot working there are rife, according to news reports.

Matthew Luke: (glossing over a newspaper) Hmmm… Medyo kokonti ang mga litrato rito, at minimal ang mga pagkakakilanlan sa robot na iyon.
Hyacinth: Siguro’y dahil sa mga inconvenient visiting hours ng planetarium, eh.
Matthew Luke: Mas mabuti kung magtanong-tanong tayo sa mga taong nasa vicinity ng planetarium.
Hyacinth: Game ako!

The two ask several people wandering about P. Burgos Street in Luneta, where the planetarium resides.

Food stall vendor: Robot ba kamo? Wala akong nakitang robot eh, basta isang babae lang sa loob, mukhang kinse o disisais anyos…
Foreign tourist: A robot in the planetarium? Sorry, I can’t help you, ’cause I’ve never visited there before.
Casual bystander: Robot, ha? Sumilip ako minsan doon sa loob ng planetarium. Meron akong nakitang babae doon, paulit-ulit ang sinasabi niya. “Nakapasok ba kayo ng planetarium? Yung walang kupas na serye ng liwanag? Sila’y naghihintay sa inyo.” o anumang katulad nito. At saka, asul pala ang damit niya.

Thanks to those people who provided the info, they finally enter the planetarium (which is, thank God, open).

The planetarium’s interior is a bit less cheery because of inconsistent maintenance. What’s worse, its projector is close to obscurity, and its telescope is gathering dust.

Amidst that unsettling background, the energetic greetings of the girl in blue resonate in Matt’s and Hyacinth’s ears.

Girl in blue: Congratulations! Kayo ang aming ika-2,500,000 kustomer!
Matthew Luke: Uhh… eksakto ba talaga ang bilang mo?
Girl in blue: Hindi naman talaga. Ang totoo ay kayo ang aming ika-2,497,286 at ika-2,497,287 kustomer, dahil dalawa kayo.
Hyacinth: Eh, ang importante’y… robot ka ba talaga?
Girl in blue: Opo. Ako po ay si Reverie Planetarian, ang opisyal na robot caretaker. Mabuhay at maligayang pagdating sa rooftop planetarium ng Flowercrest Department Store!
Matthew Luke: Reverie, haller! Hindi ito Flowercrest Department Store, no? Ito ay ang Manila Planetarium, dito sa P. Burgos Street, Luneta Park, Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines!
Reverie: Ay naku, nagkamali ako. (bows) Talagang-talagang ipinagpapaumanhin ko kayo. (stands) Inakala ko po kasi na nasa Flowercrest Department Store pa ako nang gumising ako mula sa aking periodic nocturnal hibernation.
Hyacinth: Robot ka nga, eh bakit nagkamali ka?

And then Reverie proceeds to enumerate lots of defects (thankfully, none of them are physical) on her system.

Matthew Luke: Hinay, hinay. Tama na ang pagdadakdak tungkol sa mga depekto mo. Ang importante ay… kailangan ka namin sa aming samahang nagngangalang Nueva Liga Filipina. Kailangan mong umalis sa nakakabagot na lugar na ito.
Reverie: Alam ninyo, Mr. at Ms. Customer, magagalit sa akin si Manager, kaya magbigay kayo ng sapat na dahilan kung bakit kailangan kong umalis dito. Magagalit din si Miss Jena, ang pinakamamahal kong projector, sa parehong kadahilanan.
Hyacinth: Manager? Eh walang ibang tao rito sa planetarium kundi tayong tatlo na lamang! At yung si Miss Jena… ang projector na nandito ay hindi siya.
Reverie: (bows) Ipinagpapaumanhin ko uli ang naging pagkakamali ko, Mr. at Ms. Customer! (stands) Kasi po, sina Manager at ang mga iba pang mga kasama ko ay nangakong magbabalik pagkatapos ng kanilang bakasyon. Naghintay ako nang matagal at sa ngayon ay naghihintay pa rin ako.
Matthew Luke: Alam mo, Reverie, mas masaya sa amin eh. Mahihigitan ng kasiyahan mo sa piling ng grupo namin ang kalungkutan mo sa paghihintay sa manedyer na yan.
Hyacinth: Kahit ang mga robot na tulad mo ay may karapatan ding mag-day-off.

Reverie tilts her head slightly to the left in bewilderment.

Reverie: Ha? Walang day-off sa aming mga robot.
Matthew Luke: Kung gayon ay baka masira ka dahil walang maintenance staff na mangangalaga sa iyo.
Hyacinth: O baka naman… kikidnapin ka tapos gagawin kang weapon of mass destruction ng North Korea!
Reverie: (bows) Labis na ipinagpapaumanhin ko ang mga maling pag-aakala. (stands) Kaya, mula ngayon, ako, si Reverie Planetarian, ay kabahagi na ng inyong samahang Nueva Liga Filipina. Para sa aking paunang pagkilala sa inyong samahan, ilahad ninyo ang mga pangalan ninyo.
Matthew Luke: Ako ay si Matthew Luke Laonglaan.
Hyacinth: At ako naman ay si Hyacinth Monterola.
Reverie: Ang mga pangalan ninyo ay agad na inilagay sa aking database. Ang mga iba pang datos tungkol sa samahang ito ay ilalagay kung sakali akong makasumpong ng mga iyon.
Matthew Luke: Sige, alis na tayo. Nababagot na ako rito, eh.

(Note: Revvie herself doesn’t know that she has been warped to the Philippines, but she was warped from the Flowercrest Dept. Store planetarium to the Manila Planetarium WAY before the actual events in “Planetarian” happened. This note is intended to clear any confusion regarding her warping to the Philippines.)

Matt, Hyacinth, and Revvie go outside the dreary planetarium when…

Ayu: Matt-san!
Misuzu: Hyacinth-san!
Hyacinth: Ayu! Misuzu!
Matthew Luke: Saan ba kayo nagsususuot?
Ayu: Eh kasi inutusan kaming dalawa na bumili ng meryenda ng mga kasama natin.
Misuzu: Kaya naisipan naming bumili ng taiyaki at peach juice para sa kanila. Wala namang convenience store malapit sa headquarters na nagbebenta ng mga iyon, kaya dumayo kami sa isang specialty foods shop na malapit sa Roxas Boulevard. Pauwi sana kami ngayon nang makasalubong namin kayo, nihaha.
Hyacinth: Aaahhh, kaya pala may mga plastic bag kayo.
Ayu: Uguu? (notices Revvie) Reverie?
Misuzu: Reverie Planetarian? Ikaw ba talaga?
Reverie: (tilts head slightly) Kayong dalawa na ngayon ko lang nakilala, bakit alam ninyo kung sino ako?
Misuzu: Siguro’y guniguni lang namin iyon, nihaha.
Matthew Luke: O sige, Reverie, yung babaeng may winged backpack ay si Ayu Tsukimiya, at yung babaeng may blonde at mahabang buhok ay si Misuzu Kamio.
Reverie: Ang mga pangalang iyon ay agad na inilagay sa aking database.
Hyacinth: Oh, paano na? Pupunta na kami nina Matt at Reverie doon sa Baywalk.
Ayu: Sasama kami sa inyo, uguu!
Matthew Luke: At bakit?
Ayu: Nararamdaman namin ni Misuzu na may isang espiritu ng babae doon sa Baywalk. Una naming napansin iyon bago kami namili.
Hyacinth: Hmmm… may naalala pala akong report na may nagpapakitang babaeng espiritu doon sa Baywalk. Hindi naman siya mukhang while lady, at lalong hindi siya nananakot ng tao.
Matthew Luke: E paano naman yung binili ninyong meryenda? At baka magugutom ang mga kasama natin doon sa kahihintay sa inyo!
Misuzu: Gao! Huwag kayong mag-alala! Ite-text lang namin sila na kasama namin kayo!
Matthew Luke: Hmm… hindi kami tutol diyan. Kungsabay, mas marami ang mare-recruit kung mas marami ang magre-recruit.
Reverie: At mas marami akong matututunan sa pagdiskubre sa mga lugar na wala sa sakop ng aking geographical database.
Hyacinth: Let’s go, sago!

And so Matt, Hyacinth, Ayu, Misuzu, and Reverie trudge towards the direction of the Baywalk.

Stars Introduced So Far

Tenhai – the Vanquished Star
(Ruan the Seventh, the Ravenous Deathlord)
Reverie Planetarian / Yumemi Hoshino (Planetarian)

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A six-man party is formed to infiltrate the MTRCB’s office. The required party members: Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko. For the sake of completion, the party is composed of Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko, Korina, and Erich.

Meanwhile, before the raid on the office, the two perpetrators of the “Hello, Henry?” scandal, Felipe Gozon and Emily Abrera (they’re also the ones who manipulate Laguardia behind the scenes), expect the expected.

Gozon: Sila na naman? Hindi sila tumitigil sa mga pananabotahe sa mga plano natin!
Abrera: Ngayon, masisilat na sila. Dahil ang mga guwardiya sa building na ito ay pawang mga malalakas na halimaw. Sila’y mamamatay sa sindak tulad ng mga biktima ni Sadako.
Gozon: Teka muna! Di mo ba alam na yung babaeng may berdeng buhok ay mula sa isa sa mga anime na ipinagbawal natin?
Abrera: Aah, si Asa Shigure, mula sa “SHUFFLE!”, ha?
Gozon: Dahil sumapi na siya sa mga pesteng iyon, bigyan natin siya ng isang espesyal na regalo kung sakaling makatuntong siya rito.
Abrera: Ano?
Gozon: I-summon natin ang kanyang matinding kaaway, ang babaeng psychotic na ang paboritong sandata ay isang cutter… si Kaede Fuyou!
Abrera: Magaling, magaling!

And so, the two summon Kaede using some devilish chant. After a few minutes, Kaede shows up in front of them.

Kaede: Anong maipaglilingkod sa inyo?
Gozon: Miss Kaede, kung meron kang makitang babae na may berdeng buhok at nagngangalang Asa Shigure, supilin siya agad! Pati na rin ang ibang taong magtatangkang pasukin ang gusaling ito!
Kaede: Heh heh heh. Masusunod… Panginoong Gozon at Panginoong Abrera.

Kaede’s eyes now show the signs of psychosis.

Meanwhile, back at Hyacinth’s house, Asa suddenly recovers.

Asa: *Huff… huff…* Bakit bigla akong nagising?
Female voice: Asa… Asa…
Asa: Ha? Kaede?
Kaede’s voice: Nagbabalik ako… upang ligpitin kita…
Asa: Anong?
Kaede’s voice: Hinding-hindi ko makakalimutan ang ginawa mong pang-aagaw mo kay Rin mula sa akin.
Asa: Akala ko ba, tapos na ang lahat?
Kaede’s voice: Hindi pa tapos. Kaya halika na, doon sa opisina ng Movie and Television Review Classification Board. Magtutuos tayo roon. Heh heh heh… (fades)
Asa: Kaede, talagang ililigtas kita mula sa psychosis mo.

And thus she sneaks out of the house without Hattori and the others knowing it. Some minutes later, Hattori and Lito come to the room where Asa was resting.

Hattori: Asa? Bakit siya nawawala?
Lito: Di pa siya nakapagpahinga nang sapat… ano na ang ginagawa niya?

The raid now starts.

(Dungeon portion: Tear your way through monsters just like before. Recommended dungeon BGM: “Introduction to the Darkness” from Romancing SaGa.)

Halfway through the path to the MTRCB, the party faces the girl with the cutter.

Kaede: Heh heh heh. Dumating kayo sa wakas. Alam ninyo, medyo bored na ako. Kaya… okey lang ba na bigyan ko kayo ng panandaliang aliw?
Matthew Luke: Ikaw si Kaede Fuyou, no? Yung… kakilala ni Asa?
Kaede: Tumpak. At alam ko at alam din ninyong lahat na ako ay inutos nina Panginoong Gozon at Panginoong Abrera para pigilan ko kayo na makalapit sa kanila.
Hyacinth: Obvious ba, Binibining Cutter?
Yumi: Tama na ang dada.
Sachiko: Kailangan nating makarating sa opisina ng MTRCB!

Suddenly, Asa pops up in front of Kaede.

Kaede: Heh heh. Sa wakas, dumating na ang mag-aagaw na pokpok.
Asa: Huwag na huwag mo akong tatawaging pokpok!
Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko: A… Asa?! Paanong…?
Asa: (faces the party with a smile) Mga kasama, huwag kayong mag-aalala. Ako na ang sasalba sa problemang ito. (faces Kaede) Sige na, Kaede. Kumawala ka mula sa pesteng psychosis na iyan!
Kaede: Mas mabuti pa kung kumawala ka sa mundong ito… (brandishes cutter) Asa!

THE TIME OF RETRIBUTION — DECIDE THE DESTINY!

[Duel: Asa Shigure versus Kaede Fuyou]

Attack:
Tikman mo ang talim ng cutter ko!
Hindi lang ito isang ordinaryong cutter!
Huwag kang kukurap!
Okey lang ito; para itong kagat ng langgam.
Sa akin lang si Rin! Wala nang iba!

Defend:
Heh heh heh…
Heh…
Tutunganga ka lang ba?
Kakaba ka ba?
Nanginginig ka ba?

Deathblow:
Ang isang katulad mo… ay dapat mamatay!
Inagaw mo sa akin si Rin, kaya dapat kang mamatay!
Asa… asa ka!
Rin, ililigtas kita mula sa pokpok na nasa harapan ko!
Espiritu ng cutter, bigyan mo ako ng kapangyarihan!

[End of duel]

Kaede: Natalo mo ako, Asa… pero nagsisimula pa lang ang laban!

Afterwards, Kaede transforms into a monster due to malice-induced psychosis. She now takes the form of a six-armed lamia, with each arm wielding a sword that exactly looks like a cutter.

Kaede: Asa… asa ka pa! Heh heh heh! At para sa inyong mga matitigas ang ulo, sabay-sabay kayong mamamatay kasa ang pokpok na ito!
Asa: Baka hindi ko siya kaya nang mag-isa… Matt, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko, mga kasama, sama-sama tayong lumaban.

With that premise, Asa joins the party. Because the max party size is exceeded, Erich decides to take the sidelines.

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: The ones who you brought at the beginning of the raid
Enemy: Malice Kaede Fuyou (HP: 2,506)

Required party members: Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko, Asa

Starting line-up: Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko, Asa, Korina

Matthew Luke chooses to attack Malice Kaede Fuyou. He deals 167 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.
Hyacinth chooses to attack Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 130 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.
Malice Kaede Fuyou chooses to attack Asa. She deals 56 damage to Asa.
Yumi chooses to cast Aimed Shot on Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 306 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.
Sachiko chooses to cast Aimed Shot on Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 214 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.
Malice Kaede Fuyou chooses to cast Rain of Cutters on all allies. She deals 95 damage to each ally.
Korina chooses to attack Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 153 damage to her.
Asa chooses to cast Cheerful Pierce on Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 191 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.
Malice Kaede Fuyou chooses to cast Psychosis Dirge on Asa. She deals 106 damage to Asa. Asa is now in critical condition.
Matthew Luke chooses to use Gatorade on Asa. Asa recovers 150 HP. Critical condition removed.
Hyacinth chooses to defend.
Malice Kaede Fuyou chooses to cast Cutter Dart on Asa. She deals 66 damage to Asa.
Yumi chooses to attack Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 130 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.
Sachiko chooses to attack Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 381 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou. A critical hit!
Malice Kaede Fuyou chooses to attack Asa. She deals 65 damage to Asa. Asa is now in critical condition.
Korina chooses to attack Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 400 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou. A critical hit!
Asa chooses to cast Cheerful Pierce on Malice Kaede Fuyou. She deals 443 damage to Malice Kaede Fuyou.

Malice Kaede Fuyou: GGGGGWWWWAAAAAHHHHH!!! Pagbabayaran mo ito ng kamatayan mo, Asa!

(explodes)

BATTLE WON!

On the spot where the monster exploded, a girl lies unconscious. But then, she wakes up.

Asa: K-Kaede? OK ka na ba?
Kaede: Ahh… ughh… nasaan ba ako…? (gasps) Ha? Asa?
Asa: Kaede! Mabuti’t naaala mo pa ako. Nandito na tayo sa Pilipinas.
Kaede: At saka… sino ba… ang mga kasama mo?
Asa: Heto, ipapakilala ko sila sa iyo.

Asa introduces the rest of the party to Kaede.

Matthew Luke: Kaede, meron pa kaming misyon na kailangang tapusin.
Sachiko: Tumuloy ka muna sa headquarters namin. Magpahinga ka kung gusto mo.

With those instructions, Kaede prepares to leave the building.

Asa: Kaede…
Kaede: Ano iyon, Asa?
Asa: Sorry doon sa isyung may kinalaman kay Rin.
Kaede: (smiles) OK lang iyon. Mula noong nalaman ko na nagka-psychosis ako, tinigilan ko na ang pagiging selosa. Gets mo, Asa?
Asa: Teehee! Oo! Sige, paalam!
Kaede: Goodbye, Asa! Goodbye, mga bago kong kaibigan! Kita-kits mamaya!

And with that, Kaede finally leaves.

Asa: Ngayon, mga kasama, kailangan nating ayusin ang gusot sa MTRCB na yan!
Hyacinth & Yumi: A.k.a. The MTRCB Shuffle!
Matthew Luke: Haha. Talaga kayo o…

(Dungeon portion, again: Course your way to the second half of the path to the MTRCB’s office. The dungeon BGM is the same as before.)

And after a long, grueling trudge, the team finally finds Gozon and Abrera, with Laguardia still being manipulated by them.

Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Hello, Gozon.
Yumi & Sachiko: Hello, Abrera.
Gozon: Ang ganyang pagbati… ay hindi akmang-akma.
Abrera: Siguro’y alam ninyong lahat ang mga dati naming plano na binisto ng mga kaalyado ninyo.
Matthew Luke: Siyempre. Ang pagtanggal sa ilang mga sensitibo kuno na mga anime.
Hyacinth: Ang pamimilit kay Hero Angeles na lumipat sa GMA.
Yumi & Sachiko: Tinanggal ninyo ang anime na pinagmulan namin, ang MariMite!
Asa: Pati na rin ang anime na punagmulan ko, ang SHUFFLE!
Matthew Luke: Pati si Laguardia, nadamay! Kailangan talagang tapusin kayong dalawa dahil hindi mapapatawad ng mga nanonood ng TV at pelikula ang mga kalapastangan ninyo!
Laguardia: (from a corner of the office) The edict is still enforced. All violators must be put to death.
Gozon: Ayan! Sabi iyan ni Laguardia, ha? Hinding-hindi mababali ang mga kautusan niya!

Out of nowhere…

Mysterious man: Hold it!
Abrera: Sino na naman itong sawsawero?
Mysterious man: Ako si Sir Mike Punzalan, dubber extraordinaire! Tinututol ko at ng ibang mga televiewers ang mga walang-habas na pagba-ban sa mga shows ng mga makikitid ang utak na tulad ninyo! Therefore, I demand an overhaul of MTRCB, where no censorships nor bans will be enforced due to narrow-minded morality!
Hyacinth: Sir Mike…
Sir Mike: Kung sang-ayon kayo sa ipinaglalaban ko, I won’t stop you.
Gozon: Magsasanib-pwersa pala kayo, ha?
Abrera: You will all die!

The two prepare for a transformation.

Gozon & Abrera: Kapangyarihan nina Orochimaru at Karuma, ibigay sa amin!
Gozon: Orochi Felipe Gozon, engage!
Abrera: Orochi Emily Abrera, engage!

Gozon turns into a green humanoid who looks like Akuma, while Abrera turns into a half-human, half-plant creature who hangs from the ceiling of the office.

Gozon & Abrera: Tikman ang kapangyarihan namin, mga hampas-lupa!

They both let out a sonic slash that knocks Sir Mike out.

Yumi & Sachiko: Sir Mike!
Asa: Namimihasa talaga kayong dalawa!
Gozon & Abrera: Simula ngayon, ang MTRCB ang magiging unang sandalan ng moralidad!
Hyacinth & Asa: Baluktot na moralidad kuno!
Gozon & Abrera: Tumahimik kayo! Idaan na lang natin sa laban!

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: The ones who you brought at the beginning of the raid
Enemy: Orochi Felipe Gozon (HP: 4,340), Orochi Emily Abrera (HP: 2,460)

Required party members: Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko, Asa

Starting line-up: Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Yumi, Sachiko, Asa, Korina

Matthew Luke chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hyacinth named “Osananajimi”. That attack deals 10 hits and 446 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon.
Orochi Felipe Gozon chooses to attack Asa. He deals 66 damage to Asa.
Yumi chooses to cast Aimed Shot on Orochi Felipe Gozon. She deals 307 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon.
Sachiko chooses to cast Aimed Shot on Orochi Felipe Gozon. She deals 215 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon.
Orochi Emily Abrera chooses to cast Riot of the Blood on all allies. She deals 105 damage to each ally.
Korina chooses to attack Orochi Emily Abrera. She deals 154 damage to her.
Asa chooses to cast Cheerful Pierce on Orochi Felipe Gozon. She deals 201 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon.
Orochi Felipe Gozon chooses to cast Raging Demon -Shun Goku Satsu- on Hyacinth. Hyacinth is instantly KO’d.
Matthew Luke chooses to use 1-Use Defribulator on Hyacinth. Hyacinth is revived with 61 HP left.
Hyacinth chooses to use Gatorade on herself. Hyacinth recovers 150 HP. Critical condition removed.
Orochi Emily Abrera chooses to cast Ya Otome on Yumi. She deals 8 hits and 86 damage to Yumi.
Yumi chooses to do a cooperative attack with Sachiko named “Yuri-Filled Arrows”. That attack deals 15 hits and 511 damage to each enemy.
Orochi Felipe Gozon chooses to attack Matthew Luke. He deals 75 damage to Matthew Luke.
Korina chooses to attack Orochi Felipe Gozon. She deals 401 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon. A critical hit!
Asa chooses to cast Cheerful Pierce on Orochi Felipe Gozon. She deals 444 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon.
Orochi Emily Abrera chooses to attack Korina. She deals 82 damage to Korina.
Matthew Luke chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hyacinth named “Osananajimi”. That attack deals 10 hits and 815 damage to Orochi Felipe Gozon.

When the HP of either Gozon or Abrera is below 25% (in this case, it’s Gozon’s HP that’s now below 25%), the two enemies unleash a powerful attack called “Verdant Censorship”, causing the party’s HP’s to be down to 1.

BATTLE ENDED — OR MAYBE NOT?

Gozon and Abrera: BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Kami ngayon ang mga hari ng MTRCB! Kami na ang mga guwardiya ng moralidad!
Matthew Luke: Arrgh… mga… hinayupak… kayo…
Asa: Pagbabayaran… n’yo… ito…

The two are ready to obliterate Matt & co. once and for all when…

Sir Mike: Freedom… Aegis… I summon you…

Sir Mike presses a button that ACTUALLY summons the Freedom and Aegis Gundams. That button, by the way, is the fabled “Wish Button” Lost Technology that he got from an auction.

And in a split second, the two Gundams appear right in front of the MTRCB office.

Kira: Party time! Buti na lang at kinumpuni ang mga Gundam natin!
Athrun: Teka muna, Kira…
Kira: Ano?
Athrun: Ang mga nakahiga… sina Matt iyon!
Kira: Oo nga no? At yung mga dalawang berdeng halimaw… sina Gozon at Abrera ang mga iyon!
Athrun: Aahh… yung mga sangkot sa “Hello, Henry?” scandal.
Kira: At yung isang taong kasama nina Matt… di ba, si Sir Mike Punzalan iyon? Yung naghawak sa ating show?
Athrun: Buti’t naalala pa natin siya. Pinasalamat natin siya dati dahil maganda ang kontribusyon niya sa show natin.
Kira: Sige, dahil ngayong nasa kagipitan siya, natural na ang tumulong sa kanya.
Athrun: Sinabi mo pa, eh!

The two Gundam pilots then send a message to the still-weakened Matt & co., as well as Sir Mike.

Kira: Matt! Sir Mike!
Matthew Luke: Athrun?
Sir Mike: Kira?
Asa: Mga… kasama n’yo rin ba ang mga robot na iyon?
Hyacinth: Oo.
Athrun: Makinig kayong mabuti! Pasasabugin namin ang mga dalawang kalaban, kaya lumayo muna kayo mula sa expected radius of the explosion!
Gozon & Abrera: Mga sawsawero na naman? Kahit na robot pa kayo, hindi kayo makakaligtas sa amin!
Kira: Itong bagay sa inyo! (fires a long-lasting stun gun on the two enemies)
Gozon & Abrera: AAAAAAHHHHH!!!
Asa: Kira! Athrun! Meron akong naisip!
Athrun: Ano iyon, Asa?
Asa: Pagsasamahin namin ni Sir Mike ang mga kapangyarihan namin para lumikha ng isang barrier na poprotekta sa amin, pati na si Laguardia, mula sa explosion na gagawin ninyo!
Sir Mike: Sige, gagawin ko na ito.
Asa: Ngayon na! (poses) Ren’ai Ranger, power up! Ha!

Asa transforms into the Shuffle Ranger.

Asa and Sir Mike: (while holding and raising their hands) Barrier of Great Sheltering, materialize!

A barrier forms and protects practically everyone in the office, including Laguardia and excluding Gozon and Abrera.

Gozon & Abrera: GGGRRRR!!! Mga imoral na hangal!

Asa and Sir Mike: Sige! Tapos na ang barrier! Kira, Athrun, prepare to fire!
Kira & Athrun: Affirmative! All weapons ready! Targets confirmed! Ready… aim… FIRE!

With the combined power of their guns, the Gundams pulverize Gozon & Abrera, bringing the team to victory.

BATTLE WON!

After the climatic battle, the office of the MTRCB is almost a smoldering ruin, but the people who have been protected by the barrier made it without a single scratch.

Laguardia: Ugghh… ano ba ang ginagawa… ko…?
Yumi: Ha? Laguardia?

Matt & co., as well as Sir Mike, nurse Laguardia back to health while Kira and Athrun are looking on from outside the office, still in their respective Gundams.

Laguardia: Kayong mga taong hindi ko pa kilala… maraming salamat.
Sachiko: Don’t mention it.
Laguardia: Alam ninyo, we at MTRCB got way too far in doing what the law told us. We were created only to review and classify shows and movies, not to censor or ban them altogether. But because narrow-minded morality got in the way, we violated the law, so to speak. Pinalala pa ito dahil sa pakikilalam nina Felipe Gozon at Emily Abrera.
Matthew Luke: Alam naming lahat ang situwasyon mo.
Laguardia: So therefore, for the remainder of my tenure of chairpersonship, I will vow never to ban nor censor any show becuase of narrow-minded morality. We will just set strict guidelines on the airing times of certain types of shows, especially anime.
Hyacinth: At paano naman yung edict na pinalabas ninyo kamakailan lang?
Laguardia: Of course, wala na iyon. The TV networks can have their right to air the shows that I unwillfully banned.
Asa: Salamat, Chairman Laguardia.

From the outside of the office…

Kira: All’s well that ends well, right?
Athrun: Teka muna. Sino ang magbabayad sa repairs ng MTRCB?
Kira: Uhh…

Some hours later, back at Hyacinth’s house…

Sir Mike: Matt, Asa, Kira, Athrun, mga bago kong kaibigan, maraming salamat sa pagtulong ninyo sa aking ipinaglaban.
Asa: Siyempre naman. Te-hee!
Sachiko: Hindi naman kami umaasa ng kabayaran.
Sir Mike: Hindi naman ito talaga kabayaran, pero… pwede ba akong sumali sa grupo ninyo?
Hyacinth: Sure na sure!
Kira: Ang isang kaibigan ng mga Gundam pilots na tulad namin ay siya ring kaibigan nating lahat.
Matthew Luke: It’s final. Sir Mike Punzalan, you are therefore a part of our group from now on. Congratulations.

And rounds of applause from the (still incomplete) Stars of Destiny rock the house in acceptance of Sir Mike’s assimilation.

Meanwhile, back at the GMA HQ…

Because Gozon is gone, GMA declares an all-out war against ABS-CBN. What’s the war plan, you say?

Wilma Galvante: Dahil wala na si Komrad Gozon, tayong lahat ng mga Kapuso ay magdedeklara ng all-out war laban sa pesteng ABS-CBN! Maglalagay tayo ng mga nuclear missiles na pupunta sa direksiyon ng mga Lopez! Isang pindot lang ng butong ito, magugunaw na ang kabila! Magtatagumpay tayong mga Kapuso! Magiging No. 1 tayo forever and ever!
Rest of GMA’s top brass: Viva Kapuso! No. 1 pa rin tayo!

The network war heats up more than you expect.

Stars Introduced So Far

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The exodus has began.

The thirty-odd people who left the premises of ABS-CBN have nowhere to go… or so in their wildest dreams.

Matthew Luke: Masakit nga. Hindi na tayo pangangalagaan pa ng ABS.
Hyacinth: At dito sa EDSA, baka may mangyaring masama sa ating lahat. Lalo na kung malaki ang grupo natin.
Athrun: At pagpipiyestahan ng mga loko-loko ang mga Gundam namin.
Matthew Luke: (light bulb appears) Aha! Meron akong naisip!
The rest: Ano?
Matthew Luke: Pupunta na lang tayong lahat doon sa bahay ko at sa bahay ni Hyacinth. Magkapitbahay kasi kami.
Hyacinth: Pero kung iisipin ninyong sabay-sabay tayong pupunta, mali ang akala ninyo. Heto, bibigyan namin kayo ng address namin. Kayo ang pupunta nang hiwalay at sa magkakaibang oras para walang suspetsa.
Mizuki: Sige, game kaming lahat!

And Matt and Hyacinth give their addresses, plus several directions in order to get to the destination, in their own handwriting to their fellows. Soon after, the group disperses, with each member finding individual ways to get to the two’s houses.

July 20, 2006.

The two childhood friends are waiting for their fellows to arrive at their houses as instructed (remember, their houses are next to each other). Some of them have come already, namely the Ren’ai Rangers, Hero and co., and the ABS-CBN Anime Force.

Meanwhile, an edict has been released by the MTRCB, right in front of many reporters.

MTRCB Chairman Consoliza Laguardia: By the power vested in me, the following anime shows have been evaluated and thus considered to be banned in Philippine airwaves.

She then gives a PowerPoint presentation of the titles that she referred to as banned.

Ichigo 100%
DearS
Girls Bravo
Da Capo (and Da Capo Second Season)
Ikki Tousen
Green Green
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
School Rumble
SHUFFLE!
Mahoromatic
Kore ga Watashi no Goshujin-sama (He is My Master)
Futakoi (and Futakoi Alternative)
Honey and Clover
Sister Princess
Raimu-iro Senkitan
Amaenaideyo!

Laguardia: We made this edict in order to prevent catastrophes that occurred with the airing of Maria-sama ga Miteru. If anyone should violate this edict, we have no other choice but to put the violators to swift and immediate death. That is all.

Later that day, the rest of the fellows arrive safely at Matt’s and Hyacinth’s houses. The group gathers in front of them, along a modestly-sized street.

Matthew Luke: Mabuti naman at nadito kayong lahat na ligtas at buo.
Hyacinth: Medyo matagal ang hinintay naming dalawa, pero mabuti’t matagumpay ang plano natin.
Willie: Hmm… ang lalaki pala ng mga bahay ninyo… kapag pinagsama ang mga iyon, mas malaki pa ito sa set ng Wowowee.
Matthew Luke: Pareho kaming mga nasa upper-middle class kasi.
Hyacinth: Sige, pasok muna tayong lahat sa bahay ko. Tutal, medyo gutom tayong lahat, kaya naghanda ang mga magulang ko ng meryenda.
The rest of the group: Sige.

Hyacinth introduces her parents to the rest of the group.

Hyacinth: Ito po ang tatay ko, si Reginald. Ito po naman ang nanay ko, si Ma. Yukina.
Reginald & Ma. Yukina: Nice to meet you all. Halina kayo, kumain muna.

The group munches on the tortilla chips with salsa that Hyacinth’s parents served. Of course, some of them never forget to chat while eating.

Nash: Teka muna, yung salsa ba, gawa sa kamatis?
Nikki: Oo naman, Nash. Sinasabi ng mommy ko na maganda ang kamatis sa katawan dahil isa itong gulay.
Yumi: Pero napagaralan ko sa Lillian High na ang kamatis ay technically isang prutas.
Nash: Paano ninyo nalaman, Miss Yumi?
Yumi: Malalaman mo pagtuntong mo ng high school. Tuturuan ka kasi ng biology.
Nash: Biology? Di ba parang Bioman?
Pritong Kandule: P***, anong akala mo sa biology, sentai?
Kim: Ah-ah-ah. (covers P. Kandule’s mouth) Ninong, bawas-bawasan mo naman ang pagmumura, lalo na pag may bata.
Misuzu: Nihaha. Si Ninong talaga, o.
Hattori: Hmph. Tama na ang pag-aargumento sa kamatis. Ubusin muna natin ang mga pagkain natin. Masarap pa naman ang tortillang may salsa.
Ma. Yukina: (approaching, carrying a tray full of drinks) Oh, kayong lahat, mag-juice muna.

While everybody drinks, Ogie once again takes on the persona of Gosh Abelgosh.

Ogie: Mga kaibigan, meron akong magandang plano para dito.
Sandara: Ano iyon, Gosh Abelgosh?
Ogie: Dahil pawang malalaki at magkalapit ang mga bahay nina Matt at Hyacinth, ipinapanukala ko na pagsamahin ang dalawa para gawing isang malaking base of operations para sa ating lahat.
Hero & Joseph: Magandang ideya iyan!
Kira: Hmm… oo.
Athrun: Dito na natin iparke ang mga Gundam natin!
Hyacinth: Ma, Pa, okey lang ba sa inyo?
Reginald: Hindi kami tutol dyan, as long as na walang manggugulo sa loob.
Ma. Yukina: At kung gagastusin ninyo ang renovation, ha?
Korina: Walang problema. Pag-iipunan nating lahat ang pera para sa renovation.
Boy: Ayan, final na ang plano para sa renova–

But before Boy finishes his sentence, Asa suddenly faints.

Mizuki: Asa! Gumising ka!
Ayu: Uguu… bakit nangyari ito?
Hattori: Kayong lahat, lumayo muna nang konti! Baka hinimatay si Asa. Lalapatan ko muna ng paunanang lunas.
Katie: A.k.a. first aid.

Afterwards, Rei suddenly enters the house.

Rei: Rosa Chinensis! Meron akong mensahe mula sa Lilian High!
Sachiko: Ano iyon, Rosa Foetida?
Rei: Ayon sa Mountain Lily Council, mukhang hindi tumitigil ang MTRCB sa pagtanggal sa mga “sensitibong” anime tulad ng MariMite! Meron pa raw halos 20 anime shows na ginawa nilang banned, at kasama pa ang show na pinagbibidahan ng isa sa mga kasama ninyo, si Miss Asa Shigure!
Yumi & Sachiko: What the heck?!
Katie: Ano naman kaya ang atraso ng MTRCB kay Asa?
Mirmo: Malay natin. Ewan ko ba kung ano ang nasa isip ng mga loko-lokong iyon.
Lito: Dok Hattori, pagpahingain mo muna si Asa sa taas.
Matthew Luke: Mukhang meron na naman tayong problemang kailangang aksyunan. Aksyon ngayon! Hindi salita, hindi pangako, hindi press release!

Meanwhile, back at ABS…

One of the country’s prominent dubbers, Sir Mike Punzalan, feels bad about the MTRCB’s edict.

Sir Mike: Ganito ba ang ginagawa ng isang ahensya ng pamahalaan that is supposed to be ONLY classifying shows, not banning or censoring them? Mukhang minamanipula na ang batas ng ilang taong makikitid ang utak. Sige… nagpasya na ako. I’ll fight the MTRCB’s edict, even if it costs me my own life.

Stars Introduced So Far

Tenfu – Star of Wealth
(Li Ying, the Eagle Who Smites the Heavens)
Mike Punzalan

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(Dungeon portion: The ABS-CBN compound has turned into a monsters’ breeding ground, so a party must be organized to fight the way through this. Recommended dungeon BGM: “Labyrinth of Illusion” from Romancing SaGa.)

And after tearing through so many monsters, Hero and co. finally trace the unholy trio at Studio 1.

Hero: Nahanap ko rin kayong mga pampasira ng showbiz! Di n’yo ba alam na marami nang mga artista ang sinira ninyo? Sina Bayani Agbayani, Aubrey Miles, at marami pang iba!
Sandara: Sawa na kami sa mga manipulasyon ninyo. Oras na para isalba ang ABS-CBN mula sa kapahamakan!
Joseph: Ngayong nalaman ko na ang tunay ninyong pagkatao, oras na para ligpitin kayo!
Kris: Aha aha aha! That’s a laugh! Matatalo n’yo ba kami gamit ang mga pipitsugin ninyong mga sandata?
Cristy: Mas mahalaga ang pangalagaan ang mga mahahalagang tao ng showbiz kaysa sa itutok ang atensyon sa mga laos na artista na ubod pa ng yabang.
Alfie: Ang tigas talaga ng ulo mo, Heroine. Akala mo babalik ka? Hindi ah!
P. Kandule: Kayo talagang mga p***! Wala kayong magawa kundi manipulahin ang Kapamilya Network na parang ginawa ng mga p*****t na mga dating namahala sa EL YU DYI! PBP! PBP!
Mizuki & Sachiko: Ngayon lang namin nakilala si Hero, pero madali naming naunawaan ang hinaing niya, kaya sumama kami sa krusada niya kontra kayong mga tiwali!
Kim & Hyacinth: Panahon na… upang ipakita sa madla ang mga halimaw na sumapi sa inyong tatlo!
Kris: Monsters… hahahaha! You are all right! Kaming lahat ay nag-borrow ng powers mula sa mga unknown creatures!

Just then, Korina, Mel, Boy, and Erich show up between the opposing sides from different places in the studio.

Korina: Mareng Kris? Anong nangyayari dito?
Katie: Ma’am K, you’re back!
Korina: Oh, save the greetings for later, Katie. Eh kasi…
Mel: (thinking) Hmm… mga asungot mula sa Ka-familia… (gasps) Korina? Ikaw na naman?
Korina: Kayo na naman, ex-sensei?
Boy: Korina! Mel! Tigilan na ang pagtititigan ninyong dalawa!
Erich: Nagpa-power-up kasi sina Kris, eh!
Matthew Luke & co.: Boy Abunda and Erich Gonzales?

While the people wonder, Kris, Cristy, and Alfie have finished powering up. They all emit some kind of Super Saiyan-esque aura.

Kris: This is super-duper power! I’m the ultimate taklesa ever!
Cristy: Sa pamamagitan ng kapangyarihan ko, magiging mas perpekto na ang mundo ng showbiz dahil madudurog na parang insekto ang mga katulad ninyong walang delikadesa!
Alfie: Pamumunuan namin ang buong Philippine Showbizlandia! Kahit ang mga estasyon ng TV at radyo, luluhod sila sa amin!

Boy then walks near the unholy trio.

Boy: Mula sa ngayon, ipinuputol ko na ang ating pagkakaibigan. Nagsalita na ang sambayanang Pilipino: kailangan ninyo ng isang matinding hagupit sa puwet para naman matino kayo.
Kris, Cristy, Alfie: Boy, kumampi ka sa mga pesteng iyon? Mamatay ka!

With just a swipe of their hands, they all knock Boy out cold.

Erich: Grrr! Ganyan ba ang matinong usapan?
Korina: Kris! Di ko alam na ganyan ka pala! Wala na akong magagawa kundi turuan kita ng leksyon!
Mel: (thinking) Oh well… sa ngayon, kakampi muna ako kay Koring. Tapos…
Boy: Kayong lahat… lalo ka na, Hero… pag-igihan ninyo… ugh… (turns unconscious)

Hero and the rest of his allies draw their weapons, and…

Hero: Oras na… para sa makatarungang paghihiganti. RETRIBUTION IS NIGH AGAINST YOU FILTHY DEVILS!

A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!

Allies: Anyone from Matthew Luke, Hyacinth, Zenki, Naruto, Katie, Sachiko, Yumi, Mizuki, Asa, Ayu, Misuzu, Arcueid, Saber, Kim, Gerald, Kira, Athrun, Pritong Kandule, Hero, Sandara, Joseph, Korina, Mel, Erich (maximum party size of 6)
Enemies: Kris Aquino (HP: 3,390), Cristy Fermin (HP: 3,400), Alfie Lorenzo (HP: 4,300)

Required party members: Hero, Sandara, Joseph

Starting line-up: Hero, Sandara, Joseph, Kim, Gerald, Erich

Sandara chooses to cast No Dong on Kris Aquino. She deals 543 damage to Kris Aquino.
Hero chooses to cast Disabling Slash on Alfie Lorenzo. He deals 169 damage to Alfie Lorenzo. But Alfie Lorenzo is not paralyzed!
Joseph chooses to cast Cometdance on all enemies. He deals 145 damage to each enemy.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast James K N B? on Hero. She deals 112 damage to Hero.
Cristy Fermin chooses to cast Hilom on Kris Aquino. Kris Aquino’s HP is restored by 248 points.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 50 damage to Hero. Hero is in critical condition.
Kim chooses to do a cooperative attack with Gerald named “PBB Teens Assault”. That attack deals 7 hits and 229 damage to Cristy Fermin.
Erich chooses to cast Double Thrust on Cristy Fermin. She deals 526 damage to Cristy Fermin.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast Barako on Alfie Lorenzo. Alfie Lorenzo’s ATK increased by 10.
Cristy Fermin chooses to cast Crispy Pata Libelous Strike on Hero. She deals 95 damage to Hero. Hero is KO’d.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. Only Erich is Poisoned.
Sandara chooses to use 1-Use Defribulator on Hero. Hero is revived with 51 HP left.
Hero chooses to cast First Aid on himself. He recovers 150 HP. Critical condition removed.
Joseph chooses to cast Cometdance on all enemies. He deals 143 damage to each enemy.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast James K N B? on Hero. She deals 102 damage to Hero.
Cristy Fermin chooses to cast Hilom on Kris Aquino. Kris Aquino’s HP is restored by 246 points.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 50 damage to Hero. Hero is in critical condition.
Kim chooses to use Gatorade on Hero. Hero recovers 150 HP. Critical condition removed.
Gerald chooses to cast Bash on Cristy Fermin. He deals 651 damage to Cristy Fermin.
Erich chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on herself. Erich is no longer Poisoned.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast Barako on Cristy Fermin. Cristy Fermin’s ATK increased by 10.
Cristy Fermin chooses to cast Crispy Pata Libelous Strike on Hero. She deals 85 damage to Hero.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 50 damage to Hero.
Sandara chooses to do a cooperative attack with Joseph named “New Loveteam Attack”. That attack deals 6 hits and 329 damage to Cristy Fermin.
Hero chooses to use Gatorade on himself. He recovers 150 HP.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast Barako on herself. Her ATK increased by 10.
Cristy Fermin chooses to cast Hilom on Alfie Lorenzo. Alfie Lorenzo’s HP is restored by 246 points.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 49 damage to Hero.
Kim chooses to cast Kikou-Ken on Cristy Fermin. She deals 507 damage to Cristy Fermin.
Gerald chooses to use Gatorade on Hero. Hero’s HP restored to full.
Erich chooses to cast Double Thrust on Cristy Fermin. She deals 415 damage to Cristy Fermin.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast James K N B? on Hero. She deals 92 damage to Hero.
Cristy Fermin chooses to cast Hilom on herself. Her HP is restored by 135 points.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 49 damage to Hero.
Sandara chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hero named “Old Loveteam Attack”. That attack deals 6 hits and 600 damage to Cristy Fermin. Cristy Fermin is KO’d.
Joseph chooses to attack Kris Aquino. He deals 157 damage to Kris Aquino.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast James K N B? on Hero. But Hero dodges the attack!
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. But nothing happened!
Kim chooses to cast Kikou-Ken on Kris Aquino. She deals 496 damage to Kris Aquino.
Gerald chooses to use Gatorade on Hero. Hero’s HP restored to full.
Erich chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hero named “SCQ Teen Champions Attack”. That attack deals 15 hits and 720 damage to Kris Aquino.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast James K N B? on Hero. She deals 91 damage to Hero.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 48 damage to Hero.
Sandara chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hero and Joseph named “Combined Loveteam Attack”. That attack deals 12 hits and 732 damage to each enemy.
Kris Aquino chooses to cast Barako on herself. But nothing happened!
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 47 damage to Hero. Hero is in critical condition.
Kim chooses to cast Kikou-Ken on Kris Aquino. She deals 469 damage to Kris Aquino.
Gerald chooses to cast Bash on Kris Aquino. He deals 561 damage to Kris Aquino. Kris Aquino is KO’d.
Erich chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hero named “SCQ Teen Champions Attack”. That attack deals 15 hits and 610 damage to Alfie Lorenzo.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. All allies are Poisoned.
Sandara chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on herself. Sandara is no longer Poisoned.
Hero chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on himself. Hero is no longer Poisoned.
Joseph chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on himself. Joseph is no longer Poisoned.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. But nothing happened!
Kim chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on herself. Kim is no longer Poisoned.
Gerald chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on himself. Gerald is no longer Poisoned.
Erich chooses to use Herbolario’s Antidote on herself. Erich is no longer Poisoned.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. But nothing happened!
Sandara chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hero and Joseph named “Combined Loveteam Attack”. That attack deals 12 hits and 723 damage to Alfie Lorenzo.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. But nothing happened!
Kim chooses to do a cooperative attack with Gerald named “PBB Teens Assault”. That attack deals 7 hits and 629 damage to Alfie Lorenzo.
Erich chooses to cast Double Thrust on Alfie Lorenzo. She deals 527 damage to Alfie Lorenzo.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Hangin on Hero. He deals 49 damage to Hero. Hero is KO’d.
Sandara chooses to use 1-Use Defribulator on Hero. Hero is revived with 52 HP left.
Hero chooses to cast First Aid on himself. He recovers 150 HP. Critical condition removed.
Joseph chooses to cast Zardoz’s Fury on himself. His ATK increased by 20.
Alfie Lorenzo chooses to cast Enveloping Fungi on all allies. But nothing happened!
Kim chooses to defend.
Gerald chooses to defend.
Erich chooses to defend.
Sandara chooses to do a cooperative attack with Hero and Joseph named “Combined Loveteam Attack”. That attack deals 12 hits and 900 damage to Alfie Lorenzo. Alfie Lorenzo is KO’d.

BATTLE WON!

Cristy: Aghh… sige na… susuko na ako… Mangagako akong… hindi… sisira ng pagkatao… ng mga artista…
Alfie: Ako rin… hindi… na ako… magtuturo ng pagsisipsip… sa mga nakatataas… sa showbiz…
Hero: Siguraduhin ninyong hindi ninyo tatratuhin na parang itlog ang mga pangako ninyo. At ikaw naman, Kris… (points sword at her)
Kris: Ahahahahahaha! Paano ako susuko sa iyo, hampas-lupang artistang laos na anak ng barakong luslos!
Hero: Kris! Talagang matigas ang ulo mo! Namana mo iyon mula kay alam-mo-na-iyan!
Kris: Just give it up already! I choose na ipagpatuloy ko ang pagmumulto sa iyo, Mr. Hero Angeles! And to the rest of you… I will do a Douglas MacArthur! Ahahahahahaha! (leaves via teleportation)
Cristy & Alfie: Kris… sana… magbago ka na… (sleeps)

Just then, Boy recovers from his unconsciousness.

Boy: Ughh… Tapos na ba… ang laban?
Matthew Luke: Opo. Tapos na.
Korina: Nangako sina Cristy at Alfie na magbabago sila, pero si Kris… hindi ko alam kung ano ang nasa utak niya… Itutuloy ko pa ba ang pagkakaibigan ko sa kanya?
Mel: OK, tapos na ang kontrata! Babayou, mga asungot na #2! (leaves)
Korina: Mel, bumalik ka!
Mirmo: Hoy, Ma’am K, tigilan n’yo na iyan. Sa ibang araw n’yo na siya patulan.

Boy fully regains his strength, and then the entire ABS-CBN compound is cleared of all monsters.

Boy: Mga kaibigan, maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat sa naibigay ninyong tulong sa ating krusada para maibalik si Hero Angeles dito sa ABS-CBN. Tara na, ating mga kaibigan. Mag-usap tayo.

And then the combined force introduce themselves.

Some hours later…

ABS-CBN’s officers congratulate Hero and co. for restoring order. And by the way, they were cleared of the effects of the hallucinating gas that the unholy trio sprayed on them.

Mr. Lopez: Thank you all for restoring order to ABS-CBN and for undertaking the voice of the people that Mr. Hero Angeles must be brought back to right where he started.
Ms. Charo: Nagkamali kami sa aming desisyon na pagbawalan si Hero na pumunta rito. Hindi namin alam na iyan ay magbubunga ng kapahamakan sa Kapamilya Network.
Mr. Lopez: But in exchange, dapat ninyong gawin ito. Medyo masakit sa kalooban natin lahat, pero ito’y makakabuti na rin.
Matthew Luke & Hyacinth: Ano po iyon?
Mr. Lopez: You all must set up a base independent from ours in order to prevent further controversies.
Hero, Sandara, Joseph: Pero…!
Korina & Boy: Paano kaming mga empleyado ng ABS?
Ms. Charo: Oo nga. Masakit. Ngunit kayong mga empleyado ng ABS ay hindi masisisante.
Korina & Boy: Hay salamat.
Kira: Masikip na kasi ang mga docks dito sa ABS dahil kina Voltes V at Raijin-Oh.
Athrun: Kailangan ng mga Gundam namin ang konting breathing room.
Mr. Lopez: And as a parting gift, we give you the new members of the army that will someday be the peacemaker in our still-brewing war against GMA.

One by one, Willie Revillame, Nash Aguas, Nikki Bagaporo, Ogie Diaz, and Lito Camo introduce themselves.

Willie: Wowowee! Sigurandong mawilili tayong lahat kapag naayos na ang gusot sa pagitan ng dalawang higanteng istasyon na ito!
Nash & Nikki: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Siguradong goin’ bananas ang army ninyo kapag isinama kaming mga bulilit sa inyo!
Ogie: (as Gosh Abelgosh) Hindi matutulog ang mga tsismosa hangga’t hindi nasosolusyunan ang tinatawag na “network wars”.
Lito: Nangako akong hindi iiwan si Willie bilang kaibigan, at saka para mataasan ang morale ninyo gamit ang aking musika.
Mr. Lopez: Tandaan ito, kayong lahat na nandirito. Wala man kayo pansamantala rito sa Kapamilya Network, my heart is still with you all, fellow Stars of Destiny.
Hyacinth: Alam n’yo rin ang tungkol sa mga Stars of Destiny?
Mr. Lopez: Yes. Noong nawala na ang epekto ng gas na ibinuga nina Kris, nagpakita ang isang babae at sinabi niya ang tungkol sa mga Stars of Destiny. Sila raw ang susugpo sa bumabalik na pagkakahati-hati ng mga Pilipino. At ako ang isa sa mga iyon.
Ms. Charo: Kaya mga bata, pag-igihan ninyo ang trabaho. Mapalad ang nagkakaisa, Kapamilya man o Kapuso.
The combined force: OPO!

And the (incomplete) Stars of Destiny all leave the premises of ABS-CBN. The new problem: where will the new stronghold be?

The HELLO HENRY SCANDAL, Part 4
Legend: A-Emily Abrera, G-Felipe Gozon

Conversation on 18 23:55 July 2006

A: Hello, Henry? Palpak na ang plano natin!
G: Ma’am?
A: Si Hero, bumalik na rito sa ABS, punyeta.
G: Siguro may nagmanipula para mabigo ang tagumpay sana natin.
A: Ok, Ok. Pero may back-up plan ako.
G: Ano?
A: Si Laguardia……… (line cut)

Meanwhile, when Henry learned that Hero really came back to ABS…

“AAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!! Palpak na naman ang mind alteration technique ko! (pauses) Hmm… mas mabuti kung magla-lie low muna ako. Hahayaan kong dumami ang kaalyado ni Hero, saka ko na sila pagmamanipulahin! AHAHAHAHAHA!!!”

Stars Introduced So Far

Tensyo – the Wounded Star
(Wu Song, the Ascetic)
Willie Revillame

Tenrou – the Goal Star
(Yang Xiong, He who is Equal to Guan Suo)
Nash Aguas (Goin’ Bulilit)

Tensui – the Star of Intelligence
(Shi Xiu, One Who Heeds Not His Life)
Nikki Bagaporo (Goin’ Bulilit)

Chikai – Chief Star of Earth
(Zhu Wu, Strategist of Divine Skill)
Ogie Diaz

Chigaku – Star of Music
(Yue He, the Iron Throat)
Lito Camo

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