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US box cover art for Mega Man ZX.

Script from the game Mega Man ZX, Vent's storyline only (See also: Aile's storyline).

Note: Because of the huge amount of dialogue that there is in this game, optional and side missions have been omitted from this script. This script contains only the main missions.

Scene 1: The New World

(The scene opens as a flock of birds flies by. A blond-haired figure stands on a hilltop, speaking into a communicator.)

???: Hello! Thank you for calling Giro Express Transporters! We can take anything, anywhere!

???: Giro? Is that you?

Giro: Ah, the Guardian... or should I say client.

???: Did you receive the package from the archaeological recon unit?

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Giro: Yes, I got it.

???: My unit is heading for the agreed upon rendezvous point. It's a little sooner than expected, but let's meet up there.

Giro: Alright.

(The scene shifts to show Vent looking out over the valley with the Slither Inc. building prominently visible.)

Giro: Hey Vent! You ready to move out?

(Giro walks over to Vent, who was too deep in thought to notice.)

Giro: Vent! Did you hear me!?
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Vent: ...

Giro: You can see the Slither Inc. building from here. This country sure has grown and prospered thanks to them.

Vent: Bigger's not always better. If their security force had come sooner ten years ago... My mom might still be alive.

Giro: I'm sorry that you lost your mom in the Maverick raids. I understand how you feel, but don't let on about your feelings in town. We were experiencing an energy crisis and suffering from never-ending Maverick raids. But that company stepped up and fixed all of those problems. As far as the people are concerned, the president of the company, Serpent, is a genuine hero. Anyway, we better get going. Our client is already on their way to the rendezvous point.

(Giro and Vent walk back to their motorbikes.)

Vent: Hey Boss, just who are those Guardians that we took the job request from? They haven't even told us what's in the package they want delivered so badly.

Giro: The Guardians are a defense force that banded together to fight the Mavericks. Right now, they're moving from place to place investigating the cause of Maverick outbreaks. As for the package, try not to ask too many questions. I'm sure it's very important and very dangerous. It's probably better we don't know.

(Three energy shots suddenly come from off-screen and hit Giro's bike. They both duck down behind the bikes.)

Vent: W-what's going on!?

Giro: Those are Mavericks! How did they get here!?

(Three Galleons appear and fire at Giro's bike, which starts to smoke.)

Giro: Ah! They must be after the package!

(The Galleons fire at both bikes and Vent's suddenly explodes, throwing him and the package off the side of the cliff.)

Vent: Aaaah!

Giro: Vent!

(The scene fades to black.)

Scene 2: Deliver the Biometal

(The scene fades to show Vent waking up in the middle of a shady forest next to a river.)

Vent: Ow...

(Vent gets to his feet.)

Vent: Ugh, that was a bad fall.

Giro (over radio): Vent! You okay!? The package! Do you see it!? It should've fallen near you.

(Vent sees a floating object a short distance away.)

Vent: That must be it...

Giro: Listen! Grab the package. Then take it to the rendezvous point and give it to the Guardians! I'll join you later once I take care of business up here! Protect that package at all costs!

(Vent runs over to grab the strange object, but is stopped by three strangers. Two soldiers aim their guns at Vent.)

Bar: Who are you!? What are you doing here!?

Vent: W-wait! I'm just here to deliver a package.

Prairie: Lower your weapons.

(The two soldiers put away their guns.)

Prairie: Are you a transporter?

Vent: Yeah I am... Are you Guardians?

Prairie: Yes. We heard an explosion and came to investigate.

(Suddenly a giant snake-like Mechaniloid, Giga Aspis, appears and rears up in front of the group.)

Maquereau: W-what's that!?

Vent: That must be the leader of this group of Mavericks.

(Maquereau and Bar fire at Giga Aspis, but are unable to do any damage.)

Bar: Prairie! It's too dangerous! Take the Biometal and get out of here!

(Giga Aspis whips its tail around and knocks the two soldiers away.)

Maquereau: Aaagh!

(Prairie runs over and kneels by them.)

Prairie: Nooo!

Maquereau: J-just take it... and... go!

(Vent approaches.)

Vent: Hey! Please get up! We need to move! They're after the package! Just leave it! If we take it with us, they'll hunt us down!

Prairie: But I can't let the Biometal fall into the wrong hands!

Vent: Whatever it is, it can't be worth throwing your life away!

Prairie: But... Sis... She left that for us. It's too valuable to just give it up now!

(Giga Aspis appears again. Vent dashes in front of Prairie.)

Vent: You've got to be kidding! What now? I can't handle this alone.

(The strange object, Biometal Model X, floats down to Vent.)

Model X: But we can together. I'll lend you a hand.

(Model X starts to glow brightly around Vent.)

Vent: Aaaaaagh!

Model X: Biolink Established! M.E.G.A. System Online!

(A new blue-colored armor scheme materializes on Vent. He fires a Buster shot at the Mechaniloid, which reels back in pain. Vent stares down at his new Buster in surprise.)

ModelX vent

Vent: *panting* The power of the Biometal is amazing!

Model X: Don't be afraid. I'm Biometal Model X.

Vent: Model... X? I can hear you in my head. How are you doing this?

Model X: We have to move away from here or that girl will get caught in the middle. With our combined strength, we can fight them off!

Vent: ...

(Giga Aspis flees off screen. Maquereau sits up and Prairie stands.)

Prairie: He transformed!? Is he one of the chosen ones?

Vent: Hey, you! I need to deliver this to the rendezvous point, right? You just wait here!

(Vent starts to run after Giga Aspis.)

Prairie: W-wait!

(Vent stops again.)

Prairie: I have a name! Prairie. The name's Prairie.

Vent: Sorry. My name's Vent and I'm your transporter! Stay there. I'll get help!

Prairie: Okay... Be careful Vent!

(Vent fights through the area, destroying several Mavericks. He eventually finds Giga Aspis again, and fights it until he destroys it.)

Vent: We did it... You said your name was Model X. Why did you help me?

Model X: Do I need a reason to help people? You seemed determined to help that girl even though you've never met her before. I just lend you a helping hand, you're the brave one.

Vent: Brave? Me? Not hardly. I just know if I didn't at least try, I'd always regret it.

Model X: ...

Vent: The rendezvous point is up ahead.

(Vent enters a transerver room and sees Fleuve and a few other Guardians waiting inside.)

Vent: I'm the transporter. I have your package. Some of your comrades need your help.

Marue: No way! Come on! Prairie and the others need us!

(Marue and two other Guardians leave, leaving only Fleuve.)

Vent: Everyone seems awfully worried about that Prairie girl...

Fleuve: Amazing... It looks like you've managed to link up with the Biometal. Anyway, I'm glad it made it to us safe and sound.

Vent: Hold on. There was a man traveling with me. You haven't seen him have you?

Fleuve: No. You're the only one that I've seen so far.

(Marue contacts them over radio.)

Marue: This is the rescue squad, we've found the others! We'll treat the wounded and then head on back to HQ.

Fleuve: Hold on. You haven't spotted another transporter out there, have you? Apparently a transporter has gone missing in the area.

Marue: Hey! There's some serious smoke rising from the next area. It's totally like someone has fallen under attack!

Vent: No... Boss! I'm going to need to borrow this Biometal a little longer. I have to save him!

Fleuve: What!? You would put the Biometal at risk again!?

Vent: My boss is in danger. I don't have time to argue!

Fleuve: B-but!

Prairie: Wait! Fleuve! Let him go!

Fleuve: Prairie!? Okay, we'll provide backup then. You may already know this, but these devices known as transervers are scattered throughout the country. With these devices you can save your data and check mission requests. Let's start with saving data.

(Vent chooses whether to save or not.)

Fleuve: I've just received orders from HQ. You currently have two mission requests. One mission is to find your fellow transporter. The other mission is to complete a trial in order to get permission to enter Guardian HQ. Complete the two missions and return the Biometal to HQ. At HQ, we'll sign off on the transporter request and your work will be done. You can decide which mission to start first at the transerver.

Vent: I see... I just have to complete those two missions then. Hold on Boss, I'm coming!

Scene 3: Locate Giro

(Vent chooses the "Locate Giro" mission and uses the transerver to teleports to Area B. He immediately sees some destroyed Mavericks.)

Vent: There are signs of a struggle here. Following the trail should lead to my boss.

Prairie: Vent? Come in Vent. About the Mavericks that attacked us, something with the whole thing is bothering me. There might be a clue in the ruins about what's causing the Maverick outbreaks. Check them out and see if you can find something.

(Vent continues through the area until he comes across a strange chip.)

Vent: Is this a computer chip?

Prairie: It must be a part that fell off one of the Mavericks. If you bring it back to HQ, we can analyze it. It might give us the lead we need. If you find anything else, bring that back too.

(Vent eventually encounters a large enemy airship. He defeats the ship but is unable to completely destroy it. A red-armored figure jumps in and slashes the ship with a beam saber, destroying it.)

Giro modelZ

Vent: Is this the power of Biometal?

???: It looks like you came in contact with the Biometal too.

(The figure glows brightly, then appears as Giro.)

Vent: Boss!

Giro: When the Mavericks had me cornered, the Biometal suddenly started to shine. The next moment, I was fighting them off in that form. I knew we were hauling something important. But I had no idea of the power that was hidden in that package.

Vent: Huh? How do you know about the Biometal?

Giro: Ah... Well... I heard about it when I got the request. They told me to keep it quiet because it would be too risky to let anyone know what was inside.

Vent: Oh... I see.

Giro: At least we know the two Biometal fragments are safe now. I'm going to use the transerver to go back to Guardian HQ. I'll be waiting. Don't take too long.

(Giro walks offscreen.)

Prairie: It sounds like you managed to meet up with Giro. That's a relief. Oh, be sure to go to the transerver in the back room and select Mission Report. Then send confirmation to HQ that the mission has been completed.

(Vent returns to the transerver and does a Mission Report.)

Scene 4: Pass the Test

(Vent chooses the "Pass the Test" mission and uses the transerver to teleports to Area C.)

Prairie: Hold on. It looks like Slither Inc's security force is starting to patrol the area.

Vent: Patrols? They've never done that before.

Prairie: Slither Inc. must have already heard about the Maverick attack. If you stay transformed, they might think you're in league with the Mavericks and attack you on sight. I'm sure the people around town will also find it hard to approach you if you look like that. In any case, it's too dangerous to walk around town transformed. Be careful.

(Vent finds a Guardian member, Dorado.)

Dorado: You're going to undertake the trial for permission to enter HQ right? There are four Guardians hidden like me throughout town. If you can find all of us, you pass the test. Let the trial begin! Good luck!

(Vent eventually finds a Guardian named Oelliet.)

Oelliet: Hoho! I shoulda known I'd get spotted in this hiding place. You aren't gonna catch my comrades so easily though. They're in places that require more than just strolling on in. Press the +Control Pad diagonally down to crouch while walking. Look around different places, you never know what you might find. I'm heading back to HQ. Good luck with the rest of the trial!

(Oelliet teleports away. Vent continues on and eventually finds another Guardian named Carrelet.)

Carrelet: Oh, looks like you found me! You should be careful of the security patrols. As long as they're giving you the green light, you're safe from attack. But if you're caught with a weapon they will open fire, no questions asked! Anyway, I'm heading back to HQ. Good luck with the trial!

(Carrelet teleports away. Vent continues on and eventually finds a Guardian named Congre near some security Mets.)

Congre: Yikes! Oh! You finally found me. I was afraid of running into the security force and getting hurt. That's why I've been hiding here. *phew* I thought they would find me for sure. Now I can finally head back to HQ.

(Congre teleports away. Vent continues on and eventually finds the last Guardian, Thon.)

Thon: Grahaha! Great job findin' me boy! I wish we had more of your kind in the Guardians. I know ya have work to do, bein' a transporter an' all. So I'll be headin' back. See ya later boy!

(Thon teleports out. Prairie contacts Vent over radio.)

Prairie: It looks like you found them all. Head to Area C-2 and get the certification for passing the test. That will conclude your trial.

(Vent travels to Area C-2 and sees Dorado waiting outside a transerver room.)

Dorado: You passed the test. Here, take this.

(Dorado gives Vent a Stuffed Animal.)

Vent: A stuffed animal? This is my certification!?

Dorado: You better take care of that. It's one of Prairie's most prized possessions. Anyway, that concludes your trial. There's a transerver in the room behind me. Don't forget to file a mission report!

(Vent goes back to the transerver and does a Mission Report.)

Fleuve: Mission accomplished. Well done. You have permission to travel to HQ. Use the transerver to get here.

Scene 5: Guardian HQ

(Vent teleports in to the Guardian HQ and sees Giro, Prairie, and another Guardian waiting for him.)

Vent: This is the Guardian HQ? I have to admit I wasn't expecting an airship.

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Prairie: The Guardians have to explore the world, so we need a convenient method of staying mobile.

(Prairie walks over to Vent and Giro.)

Prairie: I'm glad you both are okay.

Vent: Oh Prairie, I found this computer chip while I was out there. Here, take it.

(Vent gives Prairie the Computer Chip.)

Vent: As for the certification that I passed the trial. This is it... right?

(Vent gives Prairie the Stuffed Animal.)

Prairie: Yes, that was a gift from Sis. It holds a lot of memories for me. Thank you for bringing it back.

Giro: Vent! You can't just call her by her first name! Got it? Hmph, kids...

Prairie: Don't worry about it, Giro. I want to apologize for the grave danger I put you both in. Let's meet at the command center and I will explain everything there. It's out of this room and to the left.

Giro: *sigh*

Vent: ...

(Prairie, Giro, and the Guardian exit the room and Vent follows after. They meet in the Command Center, where Prairie is sitting at the main computer.)

Prairie: Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Guardian Headquarters. And...

(She stands up.)

Prairie airship

Prairie: I am Prairie, the commander of the Guardians.

Vent: The commander of all the Guardians!? Th-then that means...

Giro: She's a very important client. Which is exactly why I want you to call her by her proper title.

Vent: How did a little girl like Prairie become the leader of the Guardians!?

Prairie: The sentient machines known as Mavericks continue to attack people. This terrible situation should not even exist. Hundreds of years ago, man and machine put aside their differences and agreed to a truce. The Guardians have continued to investigate the root cause behind the current Maverick outbreaks. One day we found a research lab belonging to a certain scientist.

Vent: A "certain scientist?"

(Prairie bows her head.)

Prairie: The first commander of the Guardians... The one who disappeared. She was my Sis.

Vent: So you took over when she was gone...

Giro: And we were hauling the Biometal that you found at the research lab.

Prairie: A long time ago, the world humans and machines was saved by a group of legends. Biometal are fragments containing the consciousness of those legendary heroes. There might be some hint regarding the Maverick outbreaks in the data stored at the lab. Fleuve's personal laboratory is right next to the transerver room. Take the Biometal data there for analysis. I'll be here analyzing that computer chip that you brought back.

(Giro and Vent go to Fleuve's lab.)

Fleuve: Oh, good, good. I have been waiting for you! Now, where is this fragment of Biometal?

(Vent gives Fleuve Model X. Fleuve analyzes it on the computer.)

Fleuve: Ah, excellent... Data transfer complete. Much appreciated! You can take the Biometal back now.

(Fleuve gives Model X back to Vent.)

Scene 6: Model ZX

(An alarm suddenly goes off.)

Operator: Mavericks detected in Area D! Mission objectives will be relayed on arrival. Move out and await further orders. I repeat! Mavericks detected in Area D! Mission objectives will be relayed on arrival. Move out and await further orders.

Giro: Area D... That's right next to the Slither Inc. head office!

Fleuve: It's too dangerous for you to go back to town now. We must hurry to the command center.

(Fleuve, Giro, and Vent go to the Command Room.)

Prairie: It looks like our enemy is on the move.

Giro: "Enemy?" So they're not just random Maverick outbreaks?

Prairie: After I did a little snooping on the chip you brought back, I found that there is a program controlling the Mavericks. There is someone behind the Maverick attacks, but they're just making them seem like random raids. They must be trying to steal the Biometal you were carrying.

Vent: Serpent's security force... Where are they? Why haven't they arrived yet!?

Prairie: It takes time for them to be recalled to the head office from their patrol routes in the city. Guardian ground forces are moving to intercept the Mavericks in Area D.

Maquereau: Ground forces reporting! The Mavericks are heading for the residential district. Troops are exchanging fire on the highway in Area D.

Vent: No!

(Vent starts to run out of the room.)

Fleuve: Vent!? Where are you going!?

Vent: I can help them if I use the Biometal!

(Giro walks towards Vent.)

Giro: Think, Vent! That Biometal is exactly what they want! You'll play straight into their hands if you go out there to fight!

Vent: I lost my mom to a Maverick raid... If the security force had reached us in time, she would still be alive today. They had the power to prevent that horrible attack. But they did nothing... I refuse to be like them!

(Vent runs out the door towards the transerver.)

Prairie: Vent!

Giro: Why won't he ever listen!?

(The scene fades out to show Vent, merged with Model X, running towards Area D. Giro appears, merged with Model Z, and dashes in front of Vent.)

Giro: Hold on, Vent!

Vent: Boss, I...

Giro: I'm not going to try and stop you. But I'm not going to let you play the hero alone. Come on Vent, let's go!

Vent: Right!

(Giro dashes ahead. Vent follows, fighting through many Mavericks until he comes across a wounded Maquereau.)

Maquereau: Another transporter!? You came too? The other one rescued me and continued on alone. You have to save him!

(Vent rushes ahead and soon finds Giro, still Megamerged, lying on the ground with three unknown Reploids standing over him.)

Vent: Boss!?

???: Ah, you've come. Model X, the blue Mega Man. It's time to see the legend in action.

(The tallest Reploid raises a hand over Giro, who starts to glow.)

Giro: Ugh... Stay... away... It's a trap... Aaaarghh!!

(The three strangers teleport away. Giro gets to his feet, shaking and his eyes glowing red.)

Vent: Boss! What happened!?

Giro: Vent! Sh-shoot me...

(Giro attacks Vent, who is forced to fight Giro until he stops.)

Vent: Stop it! Come on Boss, stay with me!

Giro: Grr... aaagh!

(A thunderbolt suddenly strikes Giro, who crumples to the ground.)

Vent: Boss!!!

(Vent runs over to Giro and sees the three strangers watching from a short distance away.)

???: Model X, the blue Mega Man... Model Z, the red Mega Man... Such disappointments. The Biometal the Guardians found might as well have been tin can scrapings.

Vent: Who are you!?

Serpent: The name is Serpent. I rule all that lies before me. I am the Model W Mega Man!

Serpent first

Vent: Serpent!? You're the president of Slither Inc.!

Serpent: I see my reputation precedes me. You'd do well to remember me, blue Mega Man!

(Vent points his Buster at Serpent, but his arm is shaking.)

Vent: You're the one behind the Mavericks and what happened to Boss!

??? (female): You're shaking... Is it anger... Or fear?

??? (male): Hmph, at least the red one was more of a man than this.

Vent: I'll show you what kind of man I am!

(Vent starts to charge his Buster.)

Serpent: Prometheus.

Prometheus: Ah, poor blue Mega Man. What you mistake for courage is nothing more than mere recklessness.

Vent: Quiet!

(Vent fires, but Prometheus reflects the shot with his beam scythe and it hits Vent instead.)

Vent: No!

Serpent: Chosen ones like us, who can control the Biometal's M.E.G.A. system and transform. We are called Mega Men. The chosen few are the shepherds for guiding the flock in a new world. But you've proven with your pathetic abilities that not all Mega Men are fit to rule.

(Serpent raises a hand and strikes Vent with another lightning bolt, which forces him to demerge with Model X. Vent collapses to the floor near Giro.)

Vent: Aaagh!

Serpent: Pull the password data out of them.

Pandora: Understood...

(Pandora raises her staff and two pieces of her helmet float over and begin retrieving the data from Vent and Giro.)

Prometheus: That was far too easy. What should we do with them?

Serpent: Leave them to the Mavericks and carry on as you were. A battle between the evil Mavericks and the good Slither Inc. security force. Classic. The people of this town will go on with their lives as usual. We need the facade of peace to continue on just a little bit longer. Eventually they will all become a glorious sacrifice for Model W.

Vent: W-what!?

(Pandora's helmet pieces float back with the data.)

Pandora: Password data retrieval complete...

Serpent: Gyahaha! Now we have all of the passwords. Let's go. It's time to proceed with Project Haven.

(Serpent and Pandora teleport out.)

Prometheus: It seems the heroic legends of Model X and Z are nothing more than that, legends.

(Prometheus teleports away.)

Vent: Argh... My body... won't move...

Giro: Never... give up... You still have something... you must protect.

Vent: Boss! You're awake!

Giro: Model Z, listen... Don't worry... about me...

Model Z: Do you know what you're asking? Your body is already beyond recovery. If you transform back, you will not survive the wounds...

Giro: Please... lend your strength... to Vent...

Model Z: ...Alright, I will...

Giro: Vent... be strong...

(Giro demerges with Model Z, who floats over to Vent. Giro shimmers, then turns into a red Cyber-elf and flies slowly away.)

Vent: Boss! Boss!!! Not again... First my mom... Now Boss... I can't protect anyone...

Model X: Vent. This is your last chance. If you combine the power from the two Biometal fragments, you might be able to transform again. I can't be certain whether or not you'll be able to bear the strain when the two fragments are combined.

(A group of Galleons appear and surround Vent, pointing their guns at him.)

Model Z: It's your decision. You alone must make it. Do you have the will to fight? Do you have what it takes to continue where that brave man left off?

(Vent reaches out for the two Biometals.)

Vent: Model X... Model Z... Power... I need your power. I need to protect the people, all of them! Give me the strength I need to fight for those I care about!

(Vent merges with both Model X and Model Z, blasting the Galleons away.)

Model X: Vent, our strength...

ModelZX vent

Model Z: ...Is yours! And Giro's spirit is also with you!

Vent: Let's do this!

(Vent runs to the right, only to see Serpent's airship flying away.)

Vent: That's a Slither Inc. airship!

(Vent starts to chase the ship, but it flies away.)

Vent: No... This isn't good!

Prairie: Vent... The battle between the Mavericks and the security force has begun. You can't stay there. It's too dangerous. Return to HQ immediately.

Vent: Prairie... let me fight. I must... protect them... Every last one of them!

(Vent uses the transerver to teleport to Guardian HQ, still merged with Model ZX.)

Prairie: Vent...

Vent: I'm fine. I can't sit on the sidelines wiping my tears away while the world falls to pieces. Serpent said he would sacrifice the country to power Model W. I have to keep fighting. We must stop Serpent. Boss would want it that way. That's why he gave me Model Z.

Prairie: Alright... We've analyzed the data and foud out a few things. Model W has the power to corrupt machines and humans alike. That's what has been causing the Maverick outbreaks. But Serpent only has the Model W Biometal fragment now.

Vent: How could he control Boss and the Mavericks with just one piece?

Prairie: The Model W Core is lying dormant somewhere waiting to be awoken. I'm not sure what that "Project Haven" Serpent mentioned is... But I think he's going to try and awaken Model W. He'll use it to take over the world.

Vent: Where's the Model W Core now?

Prairie: I'm not sure... Some of the data was corrupt and we couldn't complete the analysis. What I do know is that the six passwords encoded into the Biometal fragments are the keys. Combined they will unlock the seal that contains the core. I managed to get Model X and Model Z first...

Vent: But Slither Inc. found the other four. It looks like we don't have much choice. We have to fight and take them by force!

Prairie: I'm going to simulate the data and narrow down the Biometal locations using the Maverick signatures. Once I get a mission plan together, I'll add that information to the transerver. Vent, be careful out there!

(Vent goes back to the transerver.)

Operator: Vent! I sent a yellow card key to the server. You'll be able to open yellow doors with it.

(Vent gets the Yellow Card Key.)

Scene 7: Find the Survivors

(Vent chooses the "Find the Survivors" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area F.)

Prairie: The distress call definitely came from this area. The signal is too weak to pinpoint the exact location.

Vent: I can't get a lock on it either. I'll proceed and let you know if I find anything.

(Vent fights through the stage until he detects a radio signal.)

???: ...

Vent: Hey! Is anyone here! I came to help! Tell me where you are!

???: ...

Vent: Strange. There's no reply.

Prairie: The source of the signal is definitely coming from near your position. The device emitting the signal should be close. Try to locate it.

(Vent eventually enters a room with a dormant computer.)

Vent: Prairie, I found the terminal that has been sending out the signal. But there's no one around.

Prairie: What? I wonder what could have happened there?

(The computer suddenly turns on.)

Vent: What's this? There's a data disk still in the terminal.

Computer: I don't have much longer. I pray that this data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

(An old image is shown of several scientists, including Serpent, studying Model W.)

Model w flashback

Computer: The recon unit has unearthed a strange metal in this area. It seems... conscious. It began to speak to us in our minds. The commander called it "Biometal Model W." We continued to research the Biometal under her orders. However, everyone was complaining of unexplained headaches and a strange numbness... Upon hearing this, she removed us from the site and continued the research on her own. Despite these precautions, our unit was annihilated. One of our own had suddenly gone mad...

(The computer shuts down again.)

Vent: That's the end of the data.

Prairie: Sis... This is a report from the first commander's recon unit! The distress call must have been activated to make sure someone would find this data. But the recon unit is... gone.

Vent: Stay with me, Prairie. I need to know where the Biometal is.

Prairie: Vent?

Vent: Slither Inc. might have the rest of the data. Don't give up on your sister just yet.

Prairie: You're right. I'm sorry Vent. I'm reading the Biometal signature just beyond the locked door. We'll hack the lock from Guardian HQ.

Vent: Looks like we're back in business!

(Vent enters an underwater area and eventually enters a large room.)

???: Oh my! What's that disk you've got there? Agh! I thought I told you Mavericks to leave anything of importance with me! Hmph! Worthless fool!

Vent: I knew it. You're after this disk! Where's the rest of it?!

Lurerre: Oh my my... You must be one of those horrid interlopers trying to stop poor Lord Serpent's plan. Well hmph! I'm not telling you anything, so how do you like that!? I am the lovely Pseudoroid Model L, Lurerre. I'm going to tear you apart piece by piece! Prepare for the end, little man!

(Vent fights and defeats Lurerre.)

Lurerre: Oh my... Oh my... Goodbye cruel world. How could this be?! Done in by a creepy little runt!

(Lurerre explodes, and Model L is left behind.)

Model L: I am the Biometal of the Ice, Model L. Thank you for freeing me from that awful body. You're looking for the rest of the data disk, right? I'm sorry, but it has already been taken away somewhere. A hundred years have passed since the war, but it looks like some things will never change...

Vent: A man named Serpent is attempting to reawaken Model W. To stop him, I need your help and the password.

Model L: Hmm... Model Z, I heard the story about Serpent. I know you were linked with a host body, but I heard he beat you in combat.

Model Z: Yes... My failure led to the death of a good man named Giro.

Model L: I see... Alright, I'll join you. It should be an interesting challenge to take on the one who bested the great Model Z. I'll give you my password, but the data is split into two halves. The other Pseudoroid with my power has the remaining half. I won't be able to give you the complete password until you defeat him.

(Model L joins Vent. Vent heads over to a transerver and reports the mission. While there, he gives Prairie the Data Disk 1, and receives a Blue Card Key.)

Scene 8: Search the Plant

(Vent chooses the "Search the Plant" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area E.)

Prairie: The plant... It's still active and producing energy. According to the database, it has been offline ever since the Maverick raid. There's something fishy going on. Be careful, Vent.

(Vent fights through the Mavericks in the area until he comes across a room full of hundreds of Cyber-elves in many different containers.)

Vent: What's this? There are tiny balls of light circling around the facility.

Prairie: This signature... Cyber-elves!?

Vent: Cyber-elves? What are those?

Prairie: Sentient programs created with pure energy and made in the image of elves. I don't understand why there are so many of them here. That power plant... It must be using the Cyber-elves to generate power!

Vent: So that's the secret behind this place.

Prairie: Unbelievable! Cyber-elves are all sentient beings like the rest of us! Vent, please, you must shut down that power plant!

(Vent continues through the stage until he sees the silhouette of a winged Pseudoroid, who jumps down to hover in front of him.)

???: Well, well... It looks like you've found the skeleton in our closet. That's unfortunate. Now I can't let you leave in one piece.

Vent: You're one of the Mavericks that Serpent is controlling!

???: You've done your research. It looks like I can skip the introduction. However, make no mistake, I'm not just a simple puppet like those Mavericks. I'm an artificial Mega Man created to draw out the power of the Biometal. I'm the Model H Pseudoroid, Hivolt. Have no fear... it'll all be over soon. You'll just feel a little jolt before you sleep forever!

(Vent fights and defeats Hivolt.)

Hivolt: Hah... The energy we've produced here is already well on its way to Lord Serpent. All that's left is for him to hack into the Model W Core. Poor misguided fool. Your end draws near as a new age is beginning!

(Hivolt explodes, and Model H is left behind.)

Model H: I am the Biometal of the Wind, Model H. Thank you for saving me, young hero.

Vent: Lend me your strength, Model H. I have to find the passwords and destroy the Model W Core before it's too late!

Model H: Do you think that will end this?

Vent: What do you mean?

Model H: All of this was started by a single man. Even if you destroy the Model W Core and stop Serpent... What's to stop another madman from rising up and taking his place?

Vent: I... don't know... But what I do know is that Serpent is about to destroy the world! I'm the only one that can stop it now. I can't give up!

Model H: Hmph. Those humans we fought so hard to protect hundreds of years ago have been lulled into a false sense of security by the empty promise of peace. But I still believe our fighting had meaning. So, young hero, yes I will lend you my strength. Serpent has separated my data into two halves. There is another Pseudoroid with the other part. If you can defeat it, I will be able to give you my password.

(Model H joins Vent. Vent heads over to a transerver to report the mission and receives the Green Card Key.)

Scene 9: Secure the Biometal

(Vent chooses the "Secure the Biometal" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area H.)

Prairie: Vent! Mavericks are concentrating in that area! It looks like they're after the Biometal too, so be careful!

Vent: ...

Prairie: Vent? Did you hear me? What's wrong?

Vent: O-oh, I'm on my way! I never thought I'd be back here again...

(Vent fights through the abandoned amusement park until he encounters a giant Met. He fights and destroys it.)

Vent: Argh! That wasn't the one with the Biometal.

Prairie: Vent, what's going on? You've been acting strange ever since this mission started.

Vent: Prairie! Where's that Biometal signature!?

Prairie: Vent, get ahold of yourself! What's wrong with you?

Vent: ...I've been here before... ten years ago. My mom brought me here.

Prairie: Ten years ago... That was when the Mavericks attacked! So...

Vent: Yeah... I can't stop thinking about it since I got here. Maybe history will repeat itself and I'll be helpless to do anything again.

Prairie: Vent... remember that you're not alone. Don't try to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. You've got me and the other Guardians... And you've got Giro watching over you too. We'll save this country together!

Vent: Prairie... Thank you. Recommencing mission!

(Vent continues through the stage until he finds a mandrill-like Pseudoroid.)

???: Ook! Ook! So a Maverick has come to take me back, eh? I was having such a good time playing with my new powers in this place filled with such fond memories.

Vent: Memories...?

???: Ten years ago, I was just another Maverick going wild in this place when Lord Serpent took notice of my talent. Now I'm one of his executive officers! Ook! Ook! It's incredible!

Vent: Your little story about ten years ago eased my conscience. Now I'm not going to feel bad about taking you out!

Purprill: Ook? You're actually going to fight me? This should be a blast! I'll show you just how powerful the Pseudoroid Purprill really is!

(Vent fights and defeats Purprill.)

Purprill: N-nooo! I'm to powerful to be beaten! I'm an... officer... I should be... unstoppable... Ooook!!!

(Purprill explodes, and Model P is left behind.)

Model P: Drowning in his own power... What an appropriate end for a low-life that wanted it so badly. I am the Biometal of the Shadows, Model P. You fought bravely. Model X, since you are lending your power to this one, am I to assume the time has come?

Model X: It has. Someone is trying to revive Model W. Will you help us stop him?

Model P: It is our destiny across the ages to protect the world of Man. Let us once again become humanity's blade for striking down evil. I apologize that I cannot hand over the password. Serpent split my data up into two parts. The other part is contained in a different Pseudoroid. As long as that Pseudoroid is operational, you will never reach Model W.

Vent: So that means there's another enemy out there with the power of Model P.

(Model P joins Vent. Vent heads over to a transerver to report the mission and receives the Purple Card Key.)

Scene 10: Fight the Mavericks

(Vent chooses the "Fight the Mavericks" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area G. He immediately sees an injured Maquereau outside of the burning building.)

Maquereau: Oww... The other Guardians went further on to try and save more people. They were surrounded by Mavericks and haven't come back. Use this old portable transerver. Please, you have to save everyone!

(Vent enters the building and finds Chene, another Guardian.)

Chene: I came here to try and help people, but I can't get through the flames. You could use the dash jump to leap over them! Please! Do whatever you can to help the others!

(Chene teleports away. Vent finds Allen, a little boy, on the lowest floor.)

Allen: Nooo! I can't find Bosch! Someone! Please save him!

(Allen teleports away. Vent finds Platane, another Guardian, on the 5th floor.)

Platane: Thank you for coming to save us! Just remember to transform back to normal before talking to people. Otherwise they'll be too afraid to accept your help. Of course us Guardians know you and won't be afraid.

(Platane teleports away. Vent finds Gayark, a Slither Inc. employee, in the 1st room.)

Gayark: Why me!? How did I end up in this mess? Hey, you there! Would you give me a hand? I'll make it worth your while! This is nothing compared to the value of a life. Please take it. It's yours!

(Gayark gives Vent 100 E-Crystals and teleports away. Vent finds an old man named Kaspar in the 2nd room's window.)

Kaspar: I was too slow and couldn't escape in time. If you hadn't come along, I would have become one extra crispy old man. There are a lot of others that need rescuing.

(He teleports away. Vent finds Banite, another Guardian, in the 3rd room.)

Banite: You there! Are you here to help with the rescue operation? Beyond that window, some of us went inside to help, but the fire has surrounded them and now they are trapped. If you stand in front of the window and press up on the +Control Pad, you can enter inside.

(Banite teleports away. Vent jumps through the window and finds Sole, another Guardian.)

Sole: We came to help too, but we got surrounded by the flames. There are others who need your help in the area. Please, you have to help them! Oh! By the way, make sure you aren't transformed when you talk to the townspeople.

(Sole teleports away. Vent finds a girl named Sonya in the 4th room.)

Sonya: Thank you for saving me. There are other people trapped here too. You can reach the next building over from the top floor... The sprinkler system controls are over there and locked. Take this key and you should be able to access them.

(Sonya unlocks the 8th room before teleporting away. Vent jumps through the window of the 5th room and finds a girl named Thalia.)

Thalia: It's so hot and scary... Where are mommy and daddy? I want to see mommy and daddy! I wanna go home!

(Thalia teleports away. Vent finds a girl named Silvia in the 5th room.)

Silvia: I sprained my ankle and fell behind. I was worried I wouldn't make it out of here alive since I couldn't move. I'm so lucky you came along when you did! Please, take this.

(Silvia gives Vent an energy capsule and teleports away. Vent finds a boy named Malisan through the window of the 6th room.)

Malisan: Did you come to help us? Thank you... I think someone is controlling the Mavericks. This fire is all his fault! He should be at the top of this building, getting ready to head to the next one over. You've got to teach him that if you play with fire, you get burned!

(Malisan teleports away. Vent finds a man named Luke on the 7th floor.)

Luke: *cough cough* Who are you? Did you come to save us? As you can see, this room is covered in smoke. Some of the people escaped through the room windows. They might still be waiting for help on the other side.

(Luke teleports away. Vent continues through the facility until he encounters another Pseudoroid.)

???: I came all this way expecting to find a great warrior, but you are just a boy. All this associating with Mavericks and kidnapping people is interfering with my training.

Vent: Kidnapping? What have you done with everyone!?

???: I have no need to tell you. Serpent promised to take me beyond the limits of my training give me the power of a god if I helped him. It sounded like an excellent proposition. I will do whatever it takes to get power.

Vent: That's not true power! You can't get it through evil.

Fistleo: You might turn out to be a stubborn opponent after all. My Biometal is burning to get a piece of you. The name is Fistleo, I am the Model F Pseudoroid. You are about to find out just how true my power really is!

(Vent fights and defeats Fistleo.)

Fistleo: How could this happen!? I was transformed into a Pseudoroid... I was supposed to have the power of a god... But I was beaten by a little boy!

(Fistleo explodes, and Model F is left behind.)

Model F: Yahoo! Thanks for saving me! I am the Biometal of the Flame, Model F! Let's get a move on! Who are we gonna take down next?

Vent: H-hold on a second. I haven't even told you what's going on.

Model F: I know, I know, Serpent is up to something sneaky with that Model W. It's all so complicated. I don't really know what's going on. I just know that he used my power to do his dirty work. If you're out for payback, I'm your model! Got a problem with that?

Vent: N-no...

Model F: Oh, the password. Sorry, but I can't give the whole thing to you yet. Serpent split my power down the middle and the other part is with another Pseudoroid. If you can take that one down, I can give you the password.

(Model F joins Vent. Vent heads over to a transerver to report the mission and receives the Red Card Key.)

Scene 11: Attack on Guardian HQ

(Prairie contacts Vent after he finishes his 4th mission report.)

Prairie: Vent! Can you hear me!? Come in! HQ radar has spotted multiple Slither Inc. airships! Their fleet is flying full speed straight at us! Please get back here! We need your help!

(Vent teleports back to Guardian HQ and rushes to the Command Center.)

Vent: Prairie, what's the status on the enemy fleet!?

Prairie: Not good! They're right on top of us! This ship wasn't designed for heavy battle. If the enemy boards us, we're done for!

(An alarm goes off as the ship shakes.)

Operator: Slither Inc.'s fleet has fired an opening volley! Returning fire!

Prairie: All hands man the port and starboard machine guns! Don't let them get any closer!

(The ship shakes again.)

Prairie: Vent! You have to get to the deck and do what you can to stop those boarding parties!

Vent: Leave it to me! No one's going to get hurt on my watch! I'll protect the Guardians!

(Vent dashes to the top of the ship to see numerous Galleons boarding. He destroys several enemy deployers only to see Prometheus and Pandora dash inside, along with more Galleons.)

Vent: They're the ones from before!

Prairie: Enemy troops have boarded the ship! They're heading for the engine room down below! You have to get down there and protect the engines! Hurry!

Vent: Hmph! Don't worry, they won't get through me!

(Vent rushes down to the engine room. He sees Prairie, Maquereau, Prometheus, and Pandora already there.)

Maquereau: Hey you! Stand away from the reactor!

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(Maquereau fires, but Pandora blocks the shots with her shield.)

Pandora: Move aside...

(Vent enters the room and dashes in front of Maquereau.)

Vent: Prairie, are you alright!?

Prairie: Vent!

Pandora: You... The boy from before... Model X... Model Z... together...

Prometheus: Or should we just say Model ZX now? Serpent's orders are to eliminate the Guardians here and now... Such a waste. It's time for one final test to see if you will make a worthy sacrifice for the revival of Model W.

Vent: Sacrifice!? Me!?

Pandora: Prometheus... It's not fair...

Prometheus: Don't worry, I'll be sure to leave some fun for you. That is unless he's too fragile and gets blown to pieces.

(Prometheus activates his beam scythe. Pandora teleports out.)

Prairie: Vent!

Vent: Get back Prairie! I'll handle him!

(Prairie and Maquereau leave. Vent battles Prometheus and eventually defeats him.)

Prometheus: Interesting... You're more powerful than I expected. You've combined the Biometal fragments to draw out more power. Excellent feature. That woman knew what she was doing when she created that Biometal...

Prairie: Wait!

(Prairie runs back into the room.)

Prairie: "That woman!?" You're talking about Sis!

Prometheus: Oh, you know her? Well then you must not be of this time either... Haha... What an interesting little connection you two have!

(Prometheus floats upwards. Vent runs towards him.)

Vent: Wait! Get back here!

Prometheus: Hmph. Don't be so quick to bear your claws to me little one. It'll cost you your life, just like it cost the red Mega Man his.

Vent: Why you-!

Prometheus: Haha... Consider yourself lucky to be alive. Remember this moment and how I let you live! If you want to press your luck, we'll be waiting! Hahahahaha!

(Prometheus teleports out.)

Operator: Commander Prairie! The enemy fleet is moving away!

Prairie: The enemy has retreated. I want a damage report! And make sure the wounded get priority.

Operator: Understood.

Prairie: Vent, come back to the command center.

(Vent and Prairie return to the command center.)

Prairie: There's something we need to talk about.

Vent: Is this about Prometheus saying you were not of this time?
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Prairie: Did you know that a long, long time ago humans and machines were at war with each other?

Vent: I've heard about it, but that was hundreds of years ago. It's just history now.
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Prairie: I'm a machine born of that era. I was designed to look like a person. I'm a Reploid.

Vent: You're a Reploid build hundreds of years ago!?

Prairie: But Sis... She was not a Reploid. She was human. She was a scientist who tried to protect us Reploids when no one else would. When the war ended, Human and Reploid were both living in harmony, and peace had finally prevailed. But the sentient machines known as Mavericks continued to threaten mankind. Sis formed the Guardians and tried to locate the source of the Maverick outbreaks in order to stop it. But Sis... She... she's gone. And...

Vent: You've been fighting Mavericks for centuries... Fighting for the ones you love just like me... Well, not quite like me. You've been at it much longer than me.

Prairie: Vent...

Vent: Boss told me never to give up. That I still had something I must protect. We must destroy Model W and stop the Maverick outbreaks! For Boss... For mom... For your sister... For everyone that we hold dear in our hearts!

Prairie: You're right... Thank you, Vent. Let's get this mission underway!

Scene 12: Save the People

(Vent chooses the "Save the People" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area I.)

Prairie: The life signs look like they're located in the very back of the area. Since you defeated the one in charge of the power plant operation, some of the equipment isn't functioning now. If you could just find a way to get the electricity flowing...

Vent: Electricity. Alright, I'll figure something out.

(Vent fights through the stage, destroying various Mavericks, until he encounters another Pseudoroid.)

Hurricaune: Let me guess, you're here to save the poor folks in the next room? I'm afraid chivalry is dead my boy. They're valuable sacrifices for the resurrection of Model W. Cyber-elves exposed to data on fear are the key to reviving Model W. I am the Model H Pseudoroid, Hurricaune! You're about to become the next sacrifice. Just make sure to scream for me!

(Vent fights and defeats Hurricaune.)

Hurricaune: Hah... Not bad... Do whatever you want with the people in the next room... It won't matter anyway. Model W's awakening will still come to pass! Ahahaha!

(Hurricaune explodes, and the second half of Model H is left behind.)

Model H: It looks like you've recovered the password and my power. I am grateful. However, it will take time to reassemble the password into something you can use. Please be patient.

(The other half of Model H joins Vent. Vent enters the next room and sees several townspeople being held behind an energy barrier.)

Prairie: The people are in that room. You have to free them.

(Vent destroys the barrier.)

Leonardo: W-we're saved!!! We were just about to become Cyber-elves! Thank you for rescuing us!

Vent: "Become" Cyber-elves? What are you talking about?

Leonardo: Those bad guys, they steal our memories and change us into Cyber-elves. They were also trying to scare us before we changed. I saw them... I saw the others changing one-by-one into those Cyber-elves.

Prairie: So that's how they were able to create so many of them... They're even crueler than I had imagined. We'll send the people back to town. Thank you for saving them, Vent.

(The townspeople teleport away. Vent heads over to a transerver to report the mission.)

Scene 13: Recover the Disk

(Vent chooses the "Recover the Disk" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area J.)

Prairie: The data disk contains the report that Sis was working on while she was in the recon unit.

Vent: So it contains the rest of what we decoded from the other disk we found at the distress call source...

Prairie: We found the enemy delivery unit along with a Biometal signature. There must be something important stored on that disk. The Biometal signature is further back in the same area. Be careful, Vent.

(Vent fights through the area and eventually encounters a large Pseudoroid.)

???: Hwahaha! So you're the great Mega Man that keeps trying to interfere with our plans. I suppose it's asking too much to expect someone so young to understand what we're trying to do. You should respect your elders and listen to us old folk.

Vent: I don't usually listen to shady types like you that go around and hide the truth. So don't expect any respect from me.

Leganchor: Hwahaha! Sometimes ignorance is bliss little one! I am the Model L Pseudoroid, Leganchor. It looks like I'll have to teach you some respect.

(Vent fights and defeats Leganchor.)

Leganchor: Why... Why do you fight so hard? Why do you risk your life for those fools? Youth is wasted... on the young...

(Leganchor explodes, and the second half of Model L is left behind.)

Model L: How could anyone give my power to someone like that!? I'm sorry, it'll take some time to recover the password. I'll make sure it's available before you have to take on Model W.

(The second half of Model L joins Vent. Vent picks up Data Disk 2.)

Prairie: Vent, the data disk is...

Vent: Yeah, the recon unit report is on it.

???: The recon unit was wiped out by the act of one of our own. His name is Serpent and he was always the one most interested in the Model W fragment. He erased the research data and vanished with the Biometal. I've never heard of a Maverick that powerful. Model W must have transformed him into "something else." We now know that Model W has the power to create an enemy much more terrifying than the Mavericks. I only hope that our sacrifice bought the commander enough time to escape. I don't have much longer. I pray that this data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Prairie: Serpent was awfully worried about the data leaking out. He must have known the reaction the people of this country would have if they knew the truth. Send the data disk along with your mission report. We can't allow the information contained on it to get out until we know exactly what it is.

Vent: Alright, I'll send it.

Prairie: Sis... She must have gotten away while the others protected her.

Vent: ...

(Vent goes back to the transerver and sends the mission report along with Data Disk 2.)

Scene 14: Attack the Excavators

(Vent chooses the "Attack the Excavators" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area K.)

Prairie: The dig sites looks like it continues deep underground. Try to find a way down there.

(Vent fights through the stage, ending up deep underground. He encounters Maquereau again.)

Maquereau: We were sent here to check out the trap in the area. According to reports, lava flows through the next area and sweeps intruders away. That lava will do you in if you come into contact with it.

(Vent encounters another Pseudoroid a short time later.)

Flammole: Hmm? Oh... It's you. You're the one goin' around stealin' the Biometal. I could feel your presence a mile away. It was drilling straight through the ground to me. Lord Serpent said there was an even more powerful Biometal buried deep beneath the surface. But! Nothin' is comin' up! I am the Model F Pseudoroid, Flammole. I'll take ya down and the Biometal you stole will be back, safe in our hands!

(Vent fights and defeats Flammole.)

Flammole: I see now... You weren't the one I sensed... It musta been... Model W? Or... Is it somethin' else entirely!? Aaagh!

(Flammole explodes, and the second half of Model F is left behind.)

Model F: Haha! What a waste that a loser like that had my power! Sorry, but it'll be some time before I can recover that password. Don't worry, I'll get it for you.

(The other half of Model F joins Vent. Vent goes back to the transerver and sends the mission report.)

Scene 15: Protect the Lab

(Vent chooses the "Protect the Lab" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area L.)

Prairie: Vent! The enemy has commenced their attack! If we don't hurry, all of the data in the research lab will be lost! The room with the data should be up ahead!

(Vent fights through the Mavericks in the stage until he eventually encounters a large, heavily armored Pseudoroid.)

Protectos: You've come at last... The foolish Mega Man who has sided with the Guardians. All of the data that was found here is now in my internal data disk. I just need to destroy this room with you in it, and all of the loose ends will be tied up. I am the Model P Pseudoroid, Protectos! I will crush anyone that stands in our way!

(Vent fights and defeats Protectos.)

Protectos: Ugh! No! How could anyone break through my armor! Rrraaagh!!

(Protectos explodes, and the second half of Model P is left behind, along with Data Disk 3.)

Model P: Oh how the mighty have fallen. Strong armor is nothing compared to the power of will. It will take some time before I am capable of recovering the password. The password will be ready when you need it.

(The other half of Model P joins Vent.)

Prairie: That data disk was left behind by Sis. It had to be. Please don't forget to bring it back to HQ.

(Vent picks up the Data Disk 3.)

???: Biometal Report Classification #315000 *Model W* ...discovered... conscious...metal...Bio...tal Model W. .......................

Vent: It looks like the data was corrupted. I can't read it.

Prairie: We might still have something that can recover the data at HQ. Please send it to us along with your mission report.

(Vent goes back to the transerver to send the mission report, along with Data Disk 3.)

Scene 16: Faded Memories

(Prairie contacts Vent over radio after the last mission report has been submitted.)

Prairie: We finally have all six Biometal fragments. We must regroup and prepare. Head back to HQ.

(Vent uses the transerver to teleport back to Guardian HQ. He goes into the Command Room to find Prairie waiting for him.)

Prairie: Good work. We've successfully recovered the content on the data disk you brought back from the research lab. It was left behind by Sis after all.

Vent: It looked like a report about the Biometal. What was on it?

Prairie: It describes Model W, Model X, Model Z... Everything about the Biometal. Including its true nature.

Vent: ...

Prairie: In the war hundreds of years ago, there was a man who tried to conquer the world. In order to carry out his mad scheme, he created a giant battle station in space known as Ragnarok. He fused with Ragnarok, but he was challenged by a hero and defeated. Ragnarok broke apart and fell through the atmosphere, burning brightly like a shooting star in the night sky. That image will be burned into my mind forever.

Vent: Then that means Model W is...

Prairie: Yes, the soul of that man contained in a fragment of Ragnarok. That's Model W. Sis recognized its existence and set about to create something capable of fighting the threat. She used her research to create Biometal with the powers of legendary heroes from an age long ago.

Vent: So she succeeded. What happened next?

Prairie: I don't know. That's where the data ends.

Vent: Oh... Model X, do you know what became of Prairie's sister?

Model X: I'm sorry. I don't remember anything. All our memories of the moments after our creation were erased. Vent. We have assembled all of the passwords. With them, you can enter the ruins where the Model W Core lies.

Vent: They've been digging and are probably close to the core by now. We have to hurry!

Prairie: You're right! I'll enter the mission data into the transerver right away! Vent, this is going to be dangerous. Be careful!

Scene 17: Stop the Dig

(Vent chooses the "Stop the Dig" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area M. He soon comes to a locked door with six glowing rocks around it, each with the initial of one of the Biometals.)

Vent: Model W is close...

Model Z: We'll open the door when you're ready.

Vent: I'm as ready as I'll ever be.

Model X: Everyone... Input your passwords.

(The six Biometals demerge and hover around Vent.)

Model H: I am the wind that blows through the sky, Ventus Airus.

(A green light floats from Model H and lands on its respective lock.)

Model L: I am the water that flows across the land, Glacius Passio.

(A blue light floats from Model L and lands on its respective lock.)

Model F: I am the fire that brings heat to all life, Flamma Wies.

(A red light floats from Model F and lands on its respective lock.)

Model P: I am the shadow that never leaves the side of justice, Umbra Profess.

(A purple light floats from Model P and lands on its respective lock.)

Model X: I am the light that illuminates all possibilities, Lumine Infinitus.

(A pale blue light floats from Model X and lands on its respective lock.)

Model Z: I am the courage that fights for beliefs, Fortitude Creed.

(A pale red light floats from Model Z and lands on its respective lock. All six of the lights converge on the topmost lock and the door is unlocked. Models X and Z merge again with Vent.)

Model X: Let's go!

Model Z: The rest is up to you.

(Vent continues through the door and fights through the rest of the stage until he comes to a large room. Serpent teleports in.)

Serpent: Well well, it looks like you found me. I never imagined that little boy I met would survive this long.

Vent: Serpent!

Serpent: It's a shame you're too late. Witness the power to control the world! The true form of Model W!

(Vent notices a giant spiked machine in the background.)

Vent: !!!

Serpent: Do you feel it!? Its glorious presence is starting to rise! Even the precious Biometals in your possession are insignificant compared to the might of Model W! Finally, the power is mine! All of it! Pandora!

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(Pandora teleports in.)

Serpent: We have an honored guest favoring us with his presence. Take good care of him.

Pandora: I will...

Serpent: Project Haven is now in its final stage! Gaze upon the beginning of a brand new age!

(Serpent teleports away.)

Pandora: Model ZX... Mega Man... You will not... interfere...

(Vent fights and defeats Pandora. The room starts shaking and the giant machine starts to rise.)

Vent: No! Model W!

Pandora: The wheel of fate... in motion... No on can stop... our destiny of destruction... Not you... Not Serpent... No one...

Vent: What!?

(Pandora teleports away. The ground stops shaking.)

Vent: Destiny of destruction!? What are they trying to do!?

Prairie: Vent! The Slither Inc. fleet is on the move!

Vent: I couldn't stop the reawakening of Model W in time! Can you catch them?

Prairie: We'll do what we can! Hold on! Wh-what's this!? There is a massive outbreak of Mavericks detected in the western region of Area D! The readings are off the chart and interfering with our ability to track Model W!

Vent: Seeerpeeent!!!

Prairie: I've added the mission data for the Mavericks! Get prepared and start the mission ASAP! I'll do what I can to get a fix on Model W's signature!

Vent: Do your best!

(Vent returns to the transerver and sends the mission report.)

Scene 18: Repel the Army

(Vent chooses the "Repel the Army" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Area O.)

Prairie: Vent! You made it to Area O. The Maverick army is drawing closer to the residential district with every passing second. We need to stop them and avoid as many Guardian casualties as possible. Find the Maverick leading them and take it out!

(Vent fights through the Mavericks in the stage until he encounters Prometheus and Pandora.)

Vent: I should've known you two would be behind this, Pandora and Prometheus!

Prometheus: Well, we've finally drawn the curtain and have arrived at our final act! You and Serpent, the two holders of the power fighting each other to the end! Yes... It was just as Model W had foreseen.

Vent: Model W!? What about Serpent!?

Pandora: Biometal is... a conscious entity. It can... control the weak.

Prometheus: Did you really think Serpent had the willpower to control Model W!? He is just a simple pawn!

Vent: You've been using Serpent from the start!

Pandora: It's too late... Model W... about to awaken.

Prometheus: We'll keep you occupied while you wait Mega Man... Model ZX!

(Vent fights and eventually defeats Prometheus and Pandora.)

Vent: Just who are you if you're not in league with Serpent?

Pandora: We are... the voice of Model W.

Prometheus: Hah-hahaha! If you want to know more, you'll have to face Model W! You. Serpent. The citizens of this country. All of you were just players on a stage acting out your parts just as Model W had written them.

(Prometheus and Pandora teleport away.)

Prairie: The Maverick activity is finally subsiding. You must have taken out their leader!

Vent: It's not over yet. Have you pinpointed Model W's current location?

Prairie: I'm sorry. We're going to need a little more time with that. Vent, come back to Guardian HQ while we try to find it.

(Vent returns to the transerver and sends a mission report.)

Scene 19: Model W's Location

(Vent and Prairie meet in the Command Center of Guardian HQ.)

Prairie: Vent. We've tracked down Model W's location. It's in the tallest building right in the center of the country - Slither Inc's head office. I'm detecting a huge concentration of energy amassing within the building. Something big is about to happen. It's going to be dangerous.

Vent: I know it'll be dangerous, but this is something I have to do.

Prairie: Vent... I know it's a little late, but... I'm so sorry I keep putting your life in jeopardy. If I never would have made that transporter request, you wouldn't have gotten wrapped up in all this. And Giro... I feel like I've caused you so much pain and suffering.

Vent: Please don't feel that way. I'm grateful to you.

Prairie: Really? Why?

Vent: It's my fault that I couldn't save Boss. I wasn't strong enough. But now I have the power of the Biometal. Thanks to you and the Biometal, I finally have the strength to protect the ones I care about.

Prairie: Vent...

Vent: I'll be back soon. I'm off to end this nightmare!

Prairie: The final mission data has been added to the transerver. Vent, make sure you come back to us, okay?

Scene 20: Destroy Model W

(Vent chooses the "Destroy Model W" mission and uses the transerver to teleport to Slither, Inc.'s HQ. While fighting through the stage, he finds a room full of teleporters and rematches against all of the defeated Pseudoroids.)

Hivolt: The curtain is rising on a new age! Unfortunately, you won't be around to see it. The light of the new world burns too brightly for people like you!

(If Hivolt defeats Vent)
Hivolt: You just don't have what it takes to understand our true vision. What a shame...

(If Vent defeats Hivolt)
Hivolt: *cough cough* I have no fear of the end! My spirit will fuse with Model W and Lord Serpent!

(Hivolt explodes.)


Hurricaune: Hmph. You're a real pest! Still trying to fight the inevitable. Lord Serpent will be victorious! I'll carve you up and then you'll realize how futile your battle was!

(If Hurricaune defeats Vent)
Hurricaune: You must have been quite brave to dare challenge me! Well, bravery isn't everything.

(If Vent defeats Hurricaune)
Hurricaune: Agh! I will continue to live on as one with Model W... I don't care how long it takes, I will defeat you!

(Hurricaune explodes.)


Lurerre: Unbelievable! You've been bothering poor Lord Serpent this whole time! You little brat! I'm going to grind you up!

(If Lurerre defeats Vent)
Lurerre: Oh my! Was that all you had? You little monster, you barely put up a fight!

(If Vent defeats Lurerre)

Lurerre: Oh! Lord Serpent... Take my spirit... it's yours to have! As for you, I hope you get squished like the bug you are!

(Lurerre explodes.)


Leganchor: Youth truly is wasted on the young. You still continue to defy Lord Serpent!? You're blind to reality! The world that Lord Serpent is building is the next step in humanity's evolution!

(If Leganchor defeats Vent)
Leganchor: Youth was against you... It takes maturity beyond your years to be a true Mega Man!

(If Vent defeats Leganchor)
Leganchor: If only you could become one with Model W, you too would understand the truth. We must evolve... with a new world...

(Leganchor explodes.)


Fistleo: Another chance to fight the kid. My spirit is on fire! Alright boy! Show me your strength!

(If Fistleo defeats Vent)
Fistleo: You did not even have the courage to forget the past, how did you expect to emerge victorious!?

(If Vent defeats Fistleo)

Fistleo: Even if it is only in spirit, I will continue to fight! I will become one with Model W! This... this is what Serpent must have been saying about the power of a god! It is incredible... Simply incredible!

(Fistleo explodes.)


Flammole: Haha! You should thank me. I went through all the trouble of diggin' your grave! Now I just have to bury ya!

(If Flammole defeats Vent)
Flammole: Hmm! It's goin' to be tough to put your pieces back together again... I guess I'll just scatter some dust on ya and skip the grave!

(If Vent defeats Flammole)
Flammole: I can sense the shockwaves of Model W ripplin' underground... Feel free to take your dirt nap when Model W is done with you!

(Flammole explodes.)


Purprill: Ook! Ook! It's a miracle! I'm back and feeling great! I'm sorry, this won't be a fair fight! I'll probably take you down with one hit!

(If Purprill defeats Vent)
Purprill: Ook! Ook! Your spirit is far too weak to be absorbed into Model W!

(If Vent defeats Purprill)
Purprill: Ook... Ook! Done in again! Oh well, at least I was back for a little while. Lord Serpent! Take my spirit, I freely give it to Model W!

(Purprill explodes.)


Protectos: I never expected you to make it all the way to our head office... But this is where your journey ends. Your smug sense of righteousness will be your undoing!

(If Protectos defeats Vent)
Protectos: You should feel proud! You have become the first stepping stone on the road to a new world!

(If Vent defeats Protectos)
Protectos: Lord Serpent... He will leave a big footprint in history! The footprint left behind where he crushes you!

(Protectos explodes. Vent continues through the area until he finds a room full of hundreds and hundreds of Cyber-elves in containers.)

Vent: Cyber-elves! Why are there so many of them!?

(Serpent teleports in next to another giant spiked machine.)

Serpent: You must be wondering why we need so many Cyber-elves to awaken Model W... Hmph! A child like you could never understand that! Their fright... It becomes the power that drives Model W!

Vent: What!?

(The room starts shaking. Model W appears next to Serpent.)

Serpent: Model W, it's time! The despair and fear of this country are yours!

(The Cyber-elves' containers are broken, and they start being pulled towards Model W Core and absorbed.)

Serpent: By joining us, the weak are freed from their suffering! The chosen one, Mega Man, will save the people! That is the glory of Project Haven!

Vent: Mega Man will save the people!? Where did you get all of these Cyber-elves!?

Serpent: Ten years ago, people fell victim to a Maverick raid. My company's security force dealt with the Maverick threat and were welcomed back as heroes. Since then, this country has been plagued by raid after raid and my company has always come to the rescue. I was able to earn the trust of the people, while at the same time harvest the spirits I needed! This country's history is merely one facet of a greater plan - Project Haven.

Vent: So you just used the victims of the raids ten years ago, people like my mom to create the Cyber-elves!? All of it! My mom! Boss! Prairie's sister! You're behind all of their losses!!

Serpent: Survival of the fittest! The strong survive while the weak fade away! It's the classic struggle for life! The spirits of the people have given me what I need to obtain the power of Model W! Look at you! You're only able to stand before me today thanks to the power of Model Z absorbed from that red Mega Man! Everything has been leading up to this moment. You and me!

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(The Model W Core absorbs the last Cyber-elves. Serpent Megamerges with Model W.)

Serpent: Your fear and despair combined with my joy in victory... They shall be the ultimate gift to Model W!

(Vent fights and eventually defeats Serpent.)

Serpent: Gyahahaha!

Vent: What's so funny, Serpent!?

Serpent: It's just as Prometheus and Pandora said. You are the final key. Right now... you are being controlled by a powerful emotion...

(Serpent raises his arms.)

Serpent: Emotion so powerful it exceeds even mine!

(The Model W Core sends out a strange purple shockwave. Vent suddenly demerges as a glowing purple energy is pulled from his body and absorbed into the Model W Core)

Vent: My transformation was cancelled! What's... going on!?

(The room starts shaking again.)

Serpent: The emotion driving you now... That emotion is not bravery... It's not born out of some sense of righteousness... It's hate. Your hate for me and everything I've taken from you!

Vent: What!?

(Model W Core starts glowing bright red and begins to merge with Serpent.)

Serpent: Hahaha... Gyahahahahaha! The new age is beginning right now before your very eyes. The age of the Mega Man... The destined ruler!

(Serpent grows into a monstrous form and finishes merging.)

Vent: That means... I was the key for awakening Model W? All of the pain... All of the fighting... Was a mistake?

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Model X: Don't give up yet.

Model Z: Your battle is not over.

Vent: Eh!?

(Models H, L, F, and P appear and hover around Vent.)

Model H: We did not lend you our power just to let you carry out some kind of petty revenge...

Model F: Beating up someone just because you don't like them is nothing more than the action of a playground bully.

Model L: Don't give in to the hate. If you fight the flow, you just end up swimming in place.

Model P: Even in the darkest tunnel, there is always a light at the end of it for you to follow.

(Models X and Z also appear start to hover around him.)

Model X: Your power is not based on hate. Your real power. Your wellspring of bravery lies within you!

Model Z: Look within yourself!

(Vent Megamerges with Models X and Z.)

Vent: You're right. I made a promise to you on that day! I said I will protect the people! All of them!

Serpent: Well then. If you're so sure of yourself, let's find out which Mega Man is destined to rule the world!

Vent: I don't care about ruling the world! Serpent, if you want to be the Mega Man destined to rule the world, then I am the Mega Man that is destined to save it!

(Vent fights Serpent's merged form. He eventually defeats it after it grows several levels larger.)

Scene 21: Your Own Destiny

(Rocks start to fall from the ceiling as the room is falling apart.)

Vent: You're no Mega Man, and you're no ruler. You're just a tool. Model W manipulated you. You've played with lives and you're nothing more than a Maverick!

Serpent: A Maverick!? Me!? How dare you call me a Maverick! You're the one stopping progress. You're the one denying change. Maybe you're the Maverick! People and society are destined for change! They must shed their hate-filled hearts and suffering bodies. We must move forward! We must have change!

Vent: I will not let anyone get stepped on in your road to "progress!"

Serpent: On a planet... Life is born... Humans and machines... Waves of war and peace roll on. And in every age, a fool like you tries to fight it. You don't want to see anyone get hurt. You want to protect the ones you care about. You don't want to lose anything. By acting on that desire, you continue to make choices that avoid the pain. The Mega Man destined to save the world? Unchanging life... A world devoid of the light of hope. What's the point!?

Vent: But...!

(The six Biometals demerge and hover around Vent again.)

Model X: Vent! Everything's falling apart! You've got to get out of here!

(The scene shifts to show the Slither Inc. building start to collapse. Serpent's voice is heard from the remains of his Model W Core merged form.)

Serpent: The destiny of destruction... still awaits... So long as you have hearts, hate will lurk in the shadows... You who possess the wellspring of emotion known as the heart... You are the true Mavericks!!

(Serpent explodes and the scene changes again as the Slither Inc. building collapses. The scene fades out to white and back in to show Vent floating in a white void, with the six Biometals hovering in a circle around him.)

Vent: "We must move forward. We must have change." I couldn't think of anything to say to that.

(A red Cyber-elf floats down to Vent's level.)

???: Well then, why did you decide to fight?

(The Cyber-elf turns into a hologram of Giro.)

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Giro: Why? Because you wanted to change the world. You decided that you did not want to be a slave to destiny. You are the one that fought to change that destiny.

Vent: Boss!?

Giro: You were a real pain.

Vent: ...!?

Giro: You never treated the clients with respect. You ignored me. You were always reckless and ran off on your own. Yeah, you were definitely a real pain. You drove me crazy, but I always cared about you. Even the times you drove me crazy... Every moment is a precious memory to me.

Vent: Boss...

Giro: Strip away the hate and the sorrow from our hearts and what's left? Serpent threw away everything until nothing was left and tried to change the world. Vent. What will you do?

Vent: I'll never get over the grief I feel for your loss or the loss of my mom. But, those memories are proof I am alive. Difficult memories... Sad memories. But I don't want to lose them! I will protect all of them!

Giro: Then it's your turn, Vent. Guide the world. Bring the world the future you think it deserves. That's my last job request for you, transporter.

(Giro flies away. Vent floats down to land on the highway of Area D.)

Model X: Everyone hides some painful weakness in their heart. But that pain is what allows people to reach out to others.

Model Z: Face your destiny and carve out a new future for yourself. That's the struggle that you and every living thing on the planet must cope with.

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(The six Biometals join Vent again.)

Prairie: Vent!

(Vent turns around to see Prairie and the other Guardians waiting for him. Prairie and Vent run towards each other).

Vent: Facing our destinies and carving out the future... That's our struggle. I have something I must protect. And now I have the power to protect it. I will fight! I will fight for what I believe in!

(The game credits roll as Vent is seen running along the highway.)


End of Script


References

  • Game Script found at GameFAQs contributed by user RandyPandy.


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