This episode is dedicated to my grandma, who’s now sleeping eternally.
Back at Balay Kapatiran…
The result of the duel between Kris and Hope didn’t go past Mr. Tulfo’s radar, of course. He summons the entire army, who are busy with both training and R&R.
Mr. Tulfo: Everyone, behold the viewing globe… er… screen.
Matthew Luke: Huh? May sumasalakay na halimaw?
Genjo Sanzo: Tipikal na eksena iyan sa mga tokusatsu shows.
Saber: Eh di sugurin natin siya agad!
Mr. Tulfo: Op op op. Huwag kayong magmadali. Nakikita rin ng monitor ang battle power ng halimaw. Base dito… talagang tumatagingting ang endurance nito. Kaya magpadala kayo ng team na may great endurance levels. Dapat sabayan din ito ng emergency supplies. Maliwanag?
Hyacinth: Yes sir!
Mr. Tulfo: You must also decide three separate teams which will be dispatched to deal with the anomalies in Makati, Guimaras, and Davao.
Matthew Luke: Understood.
(Please form your first party, which is named the “Fending Off Party”. Members indicated with an asterisk are required.)
*Note: The Fending Off Party (Matt and Hyacinth included) must have great endurance, as the upcoming boss battle will take three episodes.
1. Matthew Luke *
2. Hyacinth *
1. Michael V. (Support Ability: Yari Ka! — randomly bring out practical jokes that attack an enemy)
2. Dr. Belo (Support Ability: Rejuvenation — status ailments of every ally in party are automatically healed at the end of battle)
(Please form your second party, which is named “Team Makati”.)
5. Pritong Kandule
1. Boy (Support Ability: Usap Tayo! — lowers enemy encounter rate)
2. Sir Mike (Support Ability: Lapat-Tinig — all stats are slightly enhanced for anime/non-anime characters who are/were dubbed by ABS-CBN’s dubbers)
(Please form your third party, which is named “Team Guimaras”.)
1. Lito (Support Ability: Agimat ng Salabat — increase party’s resistance to Silence)
2. Willie (Support Ability: Boom Tarat Tarat — randomly boost a random ally’s stats)
(Please form your fourth party, which is named “Team Davao”.)
1. Kazuma (Support Ability: Bread Gift — enemies always drop Bread along with their normally dropped items)
2. Sir Gabby (Support Ability: Nagmamahal, Kapamilya — all stats are slightly enhanced for ABS-CBN-affiliated characters)
Mr. Tulfo: Everyone, godspeed.
The Fending Off Party and Team Makati are transported to their intended destinations via Viki’s teleportation; Team Guimaras and Team Davao are transported via the Emblem Frames.
Upon touching the hallowed grounds of Mendiola, the Fending Off Party sees the horror of Hope’s malice-induced form.
Hope: MAGBABAYAD KA, KRIS! MAGBABAYAD KA! HINDI SAPAT SA IYO ANG SAMPUNG LIBONG KAMATAYAN! GGGGRRRRRWWWWWAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!
Hyacinth: Hindi ko akalaing… magkakaganito siya sa sobrang selos.
Matthew Luke: Miss Hope Centeno, gisingin mo ang konsiyensiya mo! Porke ba selos lang ang nasa isipan mo, magkakaganito ka agad!?
Hope: (faces the party) KAYO — KAYO BA AY MGA GALAMAY NI KRIS?
Hyacinth: Siyempre naman, hindi! In fact, kalaban namin siya!
Hope: HINDI AKO NANINIWALA SA INYO! DAHIL ALAM KO KAYO. KAALYADO NINYO SI GABBY LOPEZ, NA SOBRA ANG PABOR SA P.I. NA KRIS NA IYON. MAY CONSPIRACY NA NAGAGANAP SALAMAT SA INYO, KAYA SAMA-SAMA KAYO NG HAMPAS-LUPANG IYON NA MASUSUNOG SA IMPIYERNO!
Matthew Luke: Urghh…
Hope: TAPOS NA ANG PANAHON NG PANANALITA. PATUTUNAYAN KO SA INYO AT SA BUONG PILIPINAS NA DAPAT MAGKASAMA KAMI NI PAPA JAMES, HINDI HABAMBUHAY, KUNDI MAGPAKAILANMAN! GGGGRRRRRWWWWWAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!
A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!
Allies: The ones who you enlisted into the Fending Off Party
Enemy: Malice Hope Centeno (HP: ????)
Matthew Luke chooses to transform into the Second Blessed Being, Yukito Kunisaki.
Voice of Matthew Luke’s wristband: Standing by.
Matthew Luke: Protagonist Change!
Voice of Matthew Luke’s wristband: Complete.
Matthew Luke chooses to cast Crow’s Mark on Malice Hope Centeno. That attack deals 418 damage to Malice Hope Centeno.
Hyacinth chooses to transform into the Second Blessed Being, Refia.
Voice of Hyacinth’s wristband: Standing by.
Hyacinth: Heroine Change!
Voice of Hyacinth’s wristband: Complete.
Hyacinth chooses to attack Malice Hope Centeno. She deals 934 damage to Malice Hope Centeno. A critical hit!
Batista chooses to attack Malice Hope Centeno. He deals 1200 damage to Malice Hope Centeno.
Kim chooses to do a cooperative attack with Gerald named “PBB Teens Assault”. That attack deals 7 hits and 687 damage to Malice Hope Centeno.
Zenki chooses to cast Boulder Crush on Malice Hope Centeno. He deals 604 damage to Malice Hope Centeno. Malice Hope Centeno’s DEF decreased by 22.
Malice Hope Centeno chooses to cast Envious Discharge on all allies. That attack deals 251 damage to each ally.
Michael V.’s support ability, Yari Ka! is activated. The spell “Whoopee Cushion” is cast on Malice Hope Centeno. Malice Hope Centeno’s DEF is reduced by 30, but her ATK is increased by 30.
BATTLE TO BE CONTINUED NEXT EPISODE.
Upon setting foot in Makati’s central business district, Team Makati faces the exact same scenario they have seen before in the HQ’s control center: royal rumbles among white-collared workers (the “bulls” and the “bears”) a la Dungeons and Dragons. Their main objective: take out the source of the medieval-style brawling, which badly hurts the economy because of the Philippine Stock Exchange, amongst all other businesses, not functioning properly.
(Dungeon portion: Survive your way through the brawl-infested streets of the Makati CBD. Recommended dungeon BGM: “Divine Bloodlines” from Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles / Rondo of Blood.)
The team decides to take a break from the fighting and shelters inside the very first maid cafe in the Philippines: Manga Kissa 10. There…
Girl’s voice: Oh, yes! Meron nang sasagip sa akin!
Party member 1: S-Sino ka, Miss Blondie?
Girl: Huwag n’yo naman akong tawaging Miss Blondie, teehee. (strikes a pose) Ako si Lemmy Miyauchi. It is my pleasure to meet you, goshujin-sama. Welcome to Manga Kissa 10, the very first maid cafe in the Philippines!
Party member 2: Parang… naalala kita. Ikinuwento dati sa akin ni Matt na kayo raw ay isa sa mga kasama nina Hiroyuki at Akari sa Edsa War.
Lemmy: Right on the mark, y’all! In fact, sobrang miss ko sila. Saan ba kasi sila pumunta, huh? But never mind. I’m working here to pay for my own education here in the Philippines. Pero nakakabagot na rito ever. Wala pa kasi kaming mga customers. Bakit may royal rumble pa sa labas?
The party explains the whole situation to Lemmy.
Lemmy: Since you explained to me the whole situation, sasali ako sa inyo~!
Party member 1: Meron ka bang alam sa pakikipaglaban?
Lemmy: Well, of course! I can do archery.
Party member 2: Kung gayon, tayo na!
Lemmy asks permission from her manager to leave, which is then approved. She then joins the party.
(Note: Whether Lemmy joins the battle members or the entourage is entirely up to you. For this storyline’s purpose, she’ll join the entourage.)
The trudging of the streets continues. Twenty minutes later, the party chances upon an abandoned tower. There they sense the source of the entire anomaly.
Reaching the rooftop, they find themselves face-to-face with the menacing Polar Bear X. They feel a menacing, chilling, aura from him.
Party member 1: Stop this madness, Polar Bear X!
Polar Bear X: Rrrrrrr!!!! (NEVER!)
Party member 2: You’re going down!
Lemmy: Time to shoot my great balls of fire on you! (aims her bow and arrow at Polar Bear X)
Team Makati charges at the polar bear, and…
A BOSS BATTLE COMMENCES!
Allies: The ones who you enlisted into Team Makati
Enemy: Polar Bear X (HP: 11,000)
Vanilla chooses to cast Divine Divinity on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 250 damage to Polar Bear X.
Mint chooses to attack Polar Bear X. But Polar Bear X dodges the attack!
Polar Bear X chooses to cast Cirno’s Revenge on all allies. That attack deals 350 damage to each ally. Pritong Kandule’s INT decreased by 27.
Arcueid chooses to cast Drain Claw on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 338 damage to Polar Bear X. Arcueid restores 169 HP.
Mizuki chooses to cast Hyakuretsu Save on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 640 damage to Polar Bear X.
Pritong Kandule chooses to cast Bash on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 215 damage to Polar Bear X.
Serika chooses to cast Apoy1 on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 878 damage to Polar Bear X.
Vanilla chooses to cast Divine Divinity on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 254 damage to Polar Bear X.
Polar Bear X chooses to attack Arcueid. But Arcueid deflects the attack!
Mint chooses to attack Polar Bear X. She deals 314 damage to Polar Bear X.
Arcueid chooses to attack Polar Bear X. She deals 290 damage to Polar Bear X.
Mizuki chooses to cast Kazeha Itsumo Haruichiban on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 960 damage to Polar Bear X.
Pritong Kandule chooses to cast Magnum Break on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 482 damage to Polar Bear X. Pritong Kandule loses 81 HP. Pritong Kandule is in critical condition.
Serika chooses to use a Barkada Blowout Kit on all allies. All allies’ HP’s are restored to full.
Vanilla chooses to cast Divine Divinity on Polar Bear X. That attack deals 262 damage to Polar Bear X.
Polar Bear X chooses to attack Vanilla. He deals 272 damage to Vanilla.
Mint chooses to attack Polar Bear X. But Polar Bear X dodges the attack!
Arcueid chooses to attack Polar Bear X. She deals 326 damage to Polar Bear X.
Mizuki chooses to defend.
Pritong Kandule chooses to attack Polar Bear X. He deals 562 damage to Polar Bear X. A critical hit!
Serika chooses to cast Yelo1 on Polar Bear X. Polar Bear X restores 583 HP because he absorbs all Ice-elemental attacks.
Polar Bear X chooses to attack Arcueid. He deals 183 damage to Arcueid.
Lemmy: Hey! Lemme handle this one!
Lemmy dials the number of an obscure sentai group on her cellphone. Seconds later, the Los Amigos Fantasticos appear before Polar Bear X!
Polar Bear X: Raaarrrrr?! (Not you guys again?!)
Amigo 1: Guess it’s deja vu all over again.
Amigo 2: Well, we have no time for sentimental crap.
Amigo 3: We must whoop his butt again, right!
Los Amigos Fantasticos: Los Amigos Fantasticos! 3-in-1 Final Smash!
The combined and coordinated attack of the Los Amigos Fantasticos deals 99999 damage to Polar Bear X.
Polar Bear X: Rarrrggghhh… geeerrrr! Graaaaahhhhhh!!! (I’ll never be defeated again… never! Graaaaahhhhhh!!!)
Polar Bear X explodes in glacial glory.
Team Makati is amazed at Lemmy’s unpredictable, yet very helpful, action. At the same time, spells and swords no longer clashed, the medieval-styled royal rumble between the “bulls” and the “bears” ends, and it’s back to serious business as usual in the financial district. Long story short: the anomaly in Makati is gone.
Amigo 3: Well then, fine lady. I’m glad that we’ve met you at the cafe, since you’ve used our powers to finally restore Makati to what it really was.
Amigo 2: We were busy… uhm… uh… doing our thesis, right?
Amigo 1: Until you called us to come to the rescue! We never thought that pesky polar bear will wreak havoc again.
Lemmy: Teehee… it’s nothing.
Los Amigos Fantasticos: We’ll definitely see each other again (since you have our number). Till next time! Los Amigos Fantasticos!
The sentai group then leaves in a triple-colored rainbow.
Lemmy: OK. Ngayong naayos na ang gusot, I can now, like, come back to the cafe. (checks the clock) Oh! Uwian na pala! Ah, never mind. I’ll notify the manager na mag-reresign na ako.
Party member 1: Resign?
Lemmy: I’ve made up my mind. Dahil kayo pala ang mga miyembero ng Nueva Liga Filipina, sasali agad ako sa inyo, alrighty?
Team Makati immediately approves.
Lemmy: Yahoo! I’m sure I can enjoy your entire company! Baka makita ko pa ang mga old friends ko. Hee hee! (strikes a pose) Let’s go, everyone!
Lemmy learned Summon Los Amigos Fantasticos!
(Note: The conversations within this quest will be slightly different if anyone from Multi, Serio, Shiho, and Serika is in Team Makati; as Lemmy will recall her old friends.)
Meanwhile, at the homebase of ABC-5…
Tony Boy: I’ll show to the entire Philippines na pwede kong i-shake ang mga TV nila! After all, I’m true to my word of true Philippine broadcast reform, kaya…
Mr. Conjuangco then arranges an urgent meeting with the representatives of a Malaysian-backed company. With the upcoming block-time agreement between the two companies, two anime series and two transformation belts that will be given to two worthy persons will help the Nueva Liga Filipina. But how will all of this work? Find out next time!
Stars Introduced So Far
Chikatsu – The Eminent Star
(Ou Peng, the Flying Squirrel)
Lemmy Miyauchi (To Heart)