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Blog Cast Sin Arc: New Episodes Mondays and Fridays
Power and Daisuke: *Sitting in the Blog Cast Manor.*
Power: Ah, Daisuke, let me tell you, it's good to have you back.
Power: Hey, hey, hey. What's with the depressed sounding "yeah"?
Daisuke: Things have been a little rough between Shinobu and I since I left.
Power: Oh, she's probably just upset you left and didn't talk to her for so long.
Daisuke: Yeah. Let's hope that's it.
(Later, in Another Room)
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Frank and Onsokumaru: *Sitting around the room.*
Power: *Reading a manga.*
Kaede: *Reading from a textbook.*
Daisuke and Shinobu: *Looking away from each other.*
Onsokumaru: *Reading a magazine.* Oh, hey, Kid, Shimizu, come here. You two have to see this babe.
Power: You showed me that one the other day.
Daisuke: I'm not really into flipping through magazines to check out babes anymore.
Onsokumaru: Alright. Your loss.
Frank: Oh! Speaking of magazines, did I happen to mention what I read in a magazine recently?
Kaede: If it involves how people like some celebrity and that's stupid, we've heard the rant before.
Frank: No, no. This is different. I've read that one out of every two clones lose their children. The other is a man and thus can't have a child.
Power: *Stands up.* They WILL have children, Frankie! This was just a set back planned by a psychopath. And don't think for one second I'll let you come any further between them!
Daisuke: Yeah, do me a favor and get in the middle of this, will you, Power?
Kaede: He was just making one of his sick jokes. And it wasn't even a good one.
Power: I know what he was doing. And if he does it again, I got an Automail Break with his name on it!
Kaede: *Looks at Shinobu.* Why is Power obsessed with this?
Shinobu: *Shrugs.* He's taking it harder than Daisuke and I though.
Onsokumaru: We'll return to your regularly scheduled soap opera in a minute, but first, a word from Onsokumaru. Shut up! You guys are all teenagers.
Daisuke: Shinobu, Kaede and I are 19 and Power's almost 19. We're adults.
Onsokumaru: Then act like adults. Or at least teenagers and make out. Just quit the drama.
Power: Onsokumaru, I'm sure if you remember the pain of losing a girlfriend...
Shinobu: I lost Daisuke, he didn't lose me!
Daisuke: Oh, I'd lose myself before I let you lose me! Frankie, give me that magazine!
Frank: It actually wasn't real. I was hoping you'd get that.
Onsokumaru: Alright, listen up! This room will not be interested more in the drama of what Frankie did than whatever I'm looking at! Daisuke, in one corner! Shinobu, in the another!
Daisuke and Shinobu: *Stand up and walk over to corners.*
Power: Onsokumaru, you can't do this! You're just pushing them apart more!
Onsokumaru: I'm trying to keep everyone from killing each other. Now, one more crazy thing happens, and I'm leaving!
*The door opens and a man walks in.*
Man: *Picks up a trash can and walks out.*
Onsokumaru: ...Yeah, I hired a janitor. *Walks out. Walks back in.* Oh, but don't think for a second that my leaving means I can't see you. *Walks out again and slams the door shut.*
Frank: I was just trying to break the tension.
Daisuke: Oh, shut up, Frankie. You're lucky to be here.
Frank: I think you're lucky to be here.
Power: Well, I gotta go grab another manga. *Walks over to the door and turns the doorknob.* He locked us in!
Daisuke: He can't do that!
*Footsteps are heard outside the room then stop.*
Power: Either Onsokumaru or that Janitor... NAKED HOT CHICK!!! ...It's the Janitor. HEY, GIGGLES!!! WE'RE LOCKED IN! OPEN THE DOOR!!!
*Laughter is heard, then footsteps resume.*
Shinobu: Okay, now things are getting scary.
Kaede: What's going on? *Runs over and wraps her arms around Power.*
Power: No clue, but it's great. *Smiles.*
*A poster falls off a wall to reveal the words "NOONE LEAVES ALIVE" written in blood.*
Power: Okay, now it isn't great. ...Wait a second... It's Onsokumaru!
Kaede: There's blood on the wall, Power. What does that have to do with Onsokumaru?
Power: Everything. Onsokumaru is pulling some hoax.
Daisuke: Probably to teach us something.
Shinobu: Teach us what?
Daisuke: That the girls need to strip naked for him or we die?
Kaede: This makes no sense.
Power: It does if you seen as many Halloween specials as I have. The locked door, a scary janitor, a warning in blood and our soon-to-be first victim. *Points to Frank.*
Frank: Me? Why me?
Daisuke: Well, it's certainly not gonna be any of us.
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu and Kaede: *Chuckle.*
Kaede: Come on.
Power: What's he thinking?
*A sound like a heartbeat is heard outside the door.*
Kaede: Okay... what's that?!
Power: Our hearts beating in fear... And now, something horrifying will walk through that door!
*The door opens.*
Glider and Jane: *Walk in.*
Glider: *Holding a basketball.*
Glider: Who put blood on the wall?
Power: What are you guys doing here?!
Jane: Glider and I have a bet we're settling through a game of hoops. But we both need a team.
Daisuke: Did you guys see Onsokumaru out there?
Glider: Actually, no. It was really quiet too. Creepy when you consider how loud this place usually is.
Shinobu: Why creepy? Why'd you say that? Why?
Glider: I think because of the Janitor.
Power: I knew it! This is straight out of that one episode "The Janitor of Death!" from that one show. But it's too obvious. No. This is the work of a truly diabolical villain.
Daisuke: Oh yeah. The real killer in that was the one who worked with the Janitor.
Power: Yeah. That means...
Power: Of course. I just feel sooooo bad Frankie has to be the first to die.
Frank: QUIT SAYING THAT!
Glider: Wait, what do you think Onsokumaru is trying to do?
Daisuke: I think... he knows we're too old for someone raising their voice to scare us. That's why he changed the Manor into a chamber of horrors!
Kaede: Dr. Onsokumaru's House of Terror.
Frank: HA! I'm not scared of any of this. Nothing scares me. Except clones mating! And if I wanna mock her, I will! *Looks at Power.* So, what are you gonna do about it?
*The lights go off.*
*The lights go back on.*
Daisuke: *Holding Power.* Huh?
Power: *Jumps out of Daisuke's hands.* Ah, reflexes are good as always, Dai. Good to see that.
Power: No, you see, Kae, you scream when the lights go off. When the lights are on-
Kaede: AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! *Points to a wall.*
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Glider and Jane: *Look over at the wall and see Frank.*
Frank: *Pinned against the wall by a pencil through the head.*
Jane: Oh my gosh! They killed Frankie!
Power: YES! FINALLY! Wait...
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider and Jane: *Scream and run out of the room.*
*Lights start flickering as music plays.*
Singer: Welcome to our Manor on high~! This is where you're gonna die~! Death is on the menu tonight~!
Power: Oh, you so ripped that one off, Onsokumaru.
Shinobu: Wake up, Power! Onsokumaru wouldn't go this far!
Power: Oh, so you'd rather believe there IS a killer on the loose?
Shinobu: We can fight a killer! Look, I have my kunai! *Reaches into her pocket.* Uh... I forgot them...
Glider: I didn't bring any weapons.
Daisuke: I left my sword at the place I'm crashing at.
Power: One option left... *Claps his hands and grabs his Automail. Pupils narrow.* Uh... Okay, he stopped my Alchemy. As powerless as this makes me feel... It's just Onsokumaru... *Chuckles.*
Shinobu: Look, I'm terrified. Can't we just leave?
Power: Of course not. Onsokumaru probably took all the keys then locked and chained the doors.
Glider: So, what happens next?
Power: There's a strange masked figure that creeps behind us that we don't see.
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider and Jane: *Look back.*
*A man in a skull mask runs in front of the six.*
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider and Jane: *Look forward.*
Power: Next, the lights go off and Onsokumaru appears, revealing his master plan.
*The lights flicker.*
Onsokumaru: *Standing in front of the six.*
Daisuke: Ahhaha! Onsokumaru! Thought you could pull one over on us. *Walks over to Onsokumaru.* You did outdo yourself though. I mean, killing Frankie, obvious, but a pencil? That was brilliant.
Power: I knew it. *Walks over to Onsokumaru.* So, what was the big lesson? Stay in school? Don't fight? Girls should strip naked for you? *Pats Onsokumaru on the shoulder.*
Onsokumaru: *Falls to the floor face first, revealing a knife in his back.*
Shinobu: *Falls to her knees.*
Jane: Oh my gosh! They killed Onsoki!
Daisuke, Shinobu, Glider and Jane: *Scream and run back into the room.*
Power: *Wide-eyed.* I was wrong...
Kaede: Shut up and let's go! *Grabs Power's arm. Screams and drags Power into the room.*
Shinobu: Onsokumaru is dead! Onsokumaru is dead!
Daisuke: But how? He can't die!
Power: He was the obvious suspect! It's my fault! The second I suspected him, I dug his grave!
Kaede: Well, who's safe?!
Power: Those of us who... have not attempted to have children... if you catch my drift.
Shinobu: Oh no...
Glider: If that's the case, I guess only Power and Kaede live.
Power and Kaede: *Slowly look at each other.*
Kaede: Wait... Onsokumaru is dead...
Power: Yeah, but we knew h- Frankie's dead.
Power and Jane: Go, Frankie~! Go, Frankie~!
Daisuke: OKAY! Listen, as glad as I am for Frankie, I'm terrified for us!
Power: Okay, let's recap.
Jane: Frankie's dead! Onsokumaru is dead! We're locked inside the manor with a killer!
Glider: Okay, we just have to figure out who the killer is.
Kaede: Let's split up an-
Power: NO! BAD IDEA!
Kaede: Okay, let's just stay here and be fine. *Sits down on a chair and hugs her legs.*
*The sound of wheels is heard outside the room.*
Power: No. No. Don't say it.
Daisuke: The killer is the Janitor.
Power: And he's dead.
Daisuke: Don't act like this is some manga or something. This is serious!
Power: You and Shinobu keeping your distance is wrong! You two should be together and be happy!
Shinobu: What does that have to do with this?
Power: Nothing like this happened when you two were together! And because you two are apart, we're all dead!
Jane: Now, wait. Just because two people are dead, that doesn't mean we all are. We can live without Frankie, and Onsokumaru will be missed, but we can live with these loses.
*The wheeling sound gets louder.*
Kaede: HE'S GETTING CLOSER!!!
Glider: Let's get out of here!
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider and Jane: *Run out of the room and see a trash bin.*
Daisuke: Where is he?
Jane: On his way.
Power: Nope. *Walks over to the trash bin and pulls the Janitor's body out.*
Kaede: Give me a second... *Breathes deeply.* Okay... AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Jane: Okay, the killer's dead. We're all safe.
Glider: I don't get it. It had to be the Janitor.
Daisuke: Who else is in here?
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider and Jane: *Look back. Look forward.*
*The man in the skull mask runs behind the six.*
Shinobu: Okay, explain this.
Power: Easily. The dead janitor means the end of the obvious suspects. Just like in that special "The Dead Janitor".
Daisuke: Again, the killer was the Janitor's PARTNER!
Kaede: Focus. That means...
Daisuke: ...one of us is the killer.
Power: Like in the one Halloween special "One of us is the Killer".
Shinobu: Okay, quit that.
Power: Why? Do I... *Tilts his head to the side.* ...upset you?
Shinobu: Of course!
Daisuke: Upset you enough to... *Tilts his head to the side.* ...kill?
Shinobu: No. And enough with the head tilting.
Daisuke: Alright. Let's face it, everyone. One of us is a crazy, villainous psychopath with a taste for death.
Jane: *Looks at Shinobu.*
Shinobu: *Looks at Power.*
Power: *Looks at Daisuke.*
Daisuke: *Looks at Glider.*
Glider: *Looks at Kaede.*
Kaede: *Looks at Jane.*
Shinobu: Okay, none of us can be the killer. Someone else is in here. Let's just look for a way out.
Jane: Alright. I'm the oldest, so I-
Glider: I'm actually a few weeks older than you.
Jane: Oh, good. Glider volunteers to do it, people!
Daisuke: Oh, thanks, Glider. You get to stand out here by yourself. You really are a great guy!
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede and Jane: *Walk back into the room.*
Glider: *Sighs.* Fine. *Starts walking up and down the hallway.* I can't believe they tricked me like that. *Walks up to a woman.* AH!
Woman: Excuse me.
Glider: I mean, hello.
Woman: I'm not a killer.
Glider: That's what they all say. One show even has a Halloween special called "They all say they're not the killer".
Woman: *Kisses Glider.*
Glider: Okay, you're not the killer.
Woman: You see, I was asked to come here by this guy named Onsuka or something and I got locked in.
Glider: Well, don't worry, ma'am. I'll keep you safe from the killer. I'm Gilbert David Jones, but you can call me Glider. *Holds out his hand.* And you are?
Woman: Yoko Suo.
Glider: Wonderful name.
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede and Jane: *Standing behind the two.*
Jane: *Clears her throat.* Well, she doesn't look like a killer to me.
Glider: *Looks over at the five.* Oh. *Clears his throat.* Sorry, guys.
Daisuke: You can hang out with us, Yoko.
Shinobu: Yeah. As long as we stand together, we'll be safe.
*A phone starts ringing.*
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider, Jane and Yoko: *Reach into their pockets and pull out cell phones.* No signal...
Glider: *Looks over at a wall and sees a pay phone.* What the... Since when has this been here?
Kaede: *Glares at Yoko.* AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
Kaede: Yes, girl. I scream. Not you.
Glider: *Picks up the phone.* Hello?
Caller: (On the other end) Do you like scary movies?
Glider: I much prefer spy movies.
Jane: Give it here. *Grabs the phone and pulls it off the cord.* Uh... Whoops.
Daisuke: WE COULD HAVE CALLED FOR HELP!!!
*The phone rings again.*
Jane: *Holds the phone up to her ear.* Hello? ...Oh, hi. ...Yeah. ...Uh huh? ...Ooh. ...Right. ...Alrighty, bye! So, that was the killer.
Daisuke: What did he say? Was he mad?
Jane: He said what every killer says. He's coming here. He wants to kill us. He wants us to wait right here.
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider, Jane and Yoko: *Run away.*
Jane: *Tosses the phone away.*
(A Few Minutes Later)
Power, Daisuke, Shinobu, Kaede, Glider, Jane and Yoko: *Walking through a library.*
Shinobu: *Turns to Kaede.* You know, I don't trust with Yoko girl.
Kaede: I know. We know nothing about her.
Jane: Since when has this Manor had a library?
Glider: I dunno.
Power: Okay, guys. As much as this goes against everything I'm inclined to believe when dealing with killers, we should split up. Then the killer can't get us all in one go.
Daisuke and Yoko: *Walk between two shelves.*
Daisuke: You know, I don't get why someone would do this to us. We're good people.
Yoko: Don't worry. We're all scared. But we'll get out of this. *Kisses Daisuke.*
Daisuke: *Steps back.* Okay... I believe you...
*Books fall on top of Yoko.*
Glider: *Runs over.* YOKO! I'll save you!
Yoko: It's too late.
Glider: No, it isn't. They're just books. And you can clearly talk just fine, so you didn't ever get a co-
Yoko: Look, I'm dying. But I saw the killer. The killer... is...
Glider: *Leans closer to Yoko.*
*Books fall on top of Glider.*
Jane: *Runs over.* GLIDER! Yoko... GLIDER! Oh, he was my friend and bed mate. Yoko... meh. Didn't know her. Wait... I was staying with Glider. Now I can't afford to stay at my apartment! *Runs towards a window and opens it.*
Kaede: *Runs over.* Jane, wait! I need a place to stay. Together, you and I can make the rent.
Jane: Hey, that's a good idea. Thanks.
*The man in the mask pushes Jane and Kaede out the window.*
Power, Daisuke and Shinobu: *Run up to the man in the mask.*
Power: Okay, I know I said it alot before, but I'm certain this guy is the killer.
Masked Man: *Walks towards Daisuke and Shinobu.*
Daisuke: Why are you doing this?!
Masked Man: *Grabs Daisuke and Shinobu's hands. Places Daisuke's hand on top of Shinobu's.*
Power: *Grabs the masked man by the shoulders.* REVEAL YOURSELF!
Masked Man: *Pulls off his mask to reveal himself as another Power.*
Power: *Eyes widen.*
Daisuke: Power? Power?
Power: *Sleeping on a couch.*
Daisuke: *Standing above Power.*
Shinobu, Kaede, Frank and Onsokumaru: *Sitting around the room.*
Power: *Sits up and opens his eyes.* GIIIIIIGAAA!!! *Looks around.* Daisuke.
Daisuke: Wake up. Onsokumaru said he'll kill you if you don't get up.
Onsokumaru: *Glaring at Power.*
Power: No. He's not the killer. I am.
Power: *Stands up.* Sorry. I need to get a drink. *Walks out of the room.*
Glider: *Standing in the hallway.* Yo!
Power: Ah! Glider, what are you doing here?
Glider: Waiting for someone to invite me in. I don't want to seem impolite.
Glider: So, I overheard you say you were the killer?
Power: I had a nightmare that I killed everyone so Daisuke and Shinobu could be together.
Glider: *Sighs.* I figured this would happen. You must feel responsible because of messing with the timeline.
Power: I guess.
Glider: Power, it's not your fault. If the baby had been born, do you think anything good would have come of it? Frankie probably would have killed it himself.
Power: But at least that way he'd be in jail.
Glider: *Sighs.* Look, it was just a dream.
Glider: But this isn't. *Smiles evilly and starts strangling Power.*
Power: *Eyes open. Sits up in a bed. Breathing heavily.* Whew. That's the last time I ever eat cookie dough and watch horror movies and specials while sick. That was the worst fever dream ever. *Lies back down.* Oh well. Just gonna have to deal the rest of my nightmares. *Closes his eyes.*
*A man in a skull mask jumps out from behind a dresser and runs out of the room.*
Power: *Standing in a living room, tapping his foot.*
Shinobu: *Walks into the room.*
Power: *Looks at Shinobu.* Well? Did Miyu tell you?
Shinobu: Don't worry, Power. Vanity didn't do anything like that to Miyu.
Power: Whew. Thanks, Shinobu. But, I don't get it. Why is Miyu so...
Shinobu: Cold? You're her hero.
Shinobu: Well, you're the hero of many, but Miyu more so. You helped her when she was a little girl. You gave her the thing she wanted most in the world. I guess you could say she sees you as a knight in shining armor. Knowing that, try seeing this from her point of view. The one she always thinks will save the day and come through for her, just leaving her like that.
Power: Uh... *Lowers his head.* Yeah. That was horrible of me. I should have... *Shakes his head.* No. The past is the past. *Looks up at Shinobu.* I have to make it up to her!
Shinobu: *Nods.* Exactly.
Power: *Chuckles.* And I have just the way to do it too.
Miyu (Voice-over): Last time on Blog Cast Evolution, Vanity had kidnapped me, and tried to put her soul in my body. However, Power appeared and managed to save me... at the last second... Vanity was defeated and I was freed. But, Vanity had told me that I'm involved in the reason Power has Automail. Why does he always hide things from me?!
*The Blog Cast logo appears. The word Evolution appears in front of it and attaches underneath the logo.*
Practically crawling along the ground~ *Miyu walks through a city.*
it's the same humdrum climb again and again~ *Miyu stops walking and looks around.*
I just breathe deeply, my fate carved in stone~ *Miyu sighs sadly.*
I knew it wasn't enough,~ *Kenji sits at a table, with a plate in front of him.*
with the rumbling of each day crushing me~ *Kenji cuts a steak on the plate and looks out the window.*
Then the needle-like rain stopped,~ *The screen splits, showing Kenji and Miyu's eyes widening.*
and you arrived~ *Power stands in front of a black background, smiling.*
Sha la la~ *An image of Zabefa is shown.*
I sing for you~ *The image changes to a scene of Power, Miyu and Kenji sitting in a karaoke box, while Zabefa sits on Power's head, singing.*
Sha la la~ *An image of Power is shown.*
Fight for myself~ *The image changes to Power running towards Avarice.*
Sha la la~ *An image of Miyu is shown.*
I sing for you~ *The image changes to Miyu looking at Kenji and smiling.*
Sha la la~ *An image of Kenji is shown.*
I can't stand the boredom anymore~ *The image changes to Kenji looking over at someone and glaring at them.*
Courage to fight back on this stage where I've been standing still~ *Power runs towards Avarice and slashes his blade at him. Avarice jumps back and goes to punch Power.*
I don't care, I don't care~ *Power catches the punch and smirks, punching Avarice in the face.*
I wonder if you'll laugh at my very existence~ *The scene changes to Power wrapping his arm around Kenji's shoulder.*
The scenery flowered by at the pace I started running~ *The scene changes to Kenji and Miyu sitting in a field, looking up at the sky. Kenji looks at Miyu and frowns.*
I don't care, I don't care, I don't care~ *A glowing Philosopher's Stone is shown in someone's hand. Invidious is shown, smiling insanely. Avarice is shown, smiling.*
Are you going to go check to see whether or not it's right?~ *Kenji looks down at his right arm as a cut slowly heals. The Blog Cast Evolution logo is shown. Power, Miyu, Kenji and Zabefa appear in front of the logo.*
Kenji: *Walking through a hallway.* I got lucky this time. If that wound really had gone through me, Power and Miyu would know about the Philosopher's Stone for sure. *Holds up his right hand.* I need to get it out soon. I can't keep it up much longer...
Kenji: *Looks over and sees Power and Daisuke.*
Power: *Sitting in a chair.* Kenji, I know it seems shocking now, but don't broadcast it to everyone.
Daisuke: *Standing behind Power. Groans.* Focus...
Kenji: *Walks over.* What are you doing?
Power: Gonna take Miyu out for the day. Make it all up to her.
Daisuke: Because this guy can't properly groom himself, he needs me to do that for him.
Power: Hey, I never learned how to clean up for a date. Kaede and Tsuruya always let me go the way I was, and most other dates were first dates.
Daisuke: *Picks up a comb.* Whatever you say, Wild Boy. Just try not to undo my handiwork too easily this time.
Kenji: You sure depend on others alot, Power.
Power: I'm good in my fields, Daisuke's good in everything else. It's a good balance.
Daisuke: Balance? *Chuckles.*
Power: Oh, by the way, Kengo. About Edwin Fuchs. I'm sorry, but I had to destroy all proof he committed any crimes.
Kenji: What? Why?
Power: Teaching him a little lesson. See, apparently, he DOES need proof in court. And, while it was obvious to everyone he was guilty, since I destroyed all evidence, he couldn't be convicted. Of course, unlike a certain scarred television star, he had no reason to want to live in prison, so he didn't plead guilty. So, he's a free man. A VERY free man. He was fired, so no job to hold him back. His family and friends probably all cut off ties to him. He doesn't even have any house to sleep in. He's sleeping out on the street, little money to buy food, no way to find work since noone will hire him. *Smirks.* I made sure there was at least a chance for him to get work. After all, unlike him, I'm willing to allow second chances. He could get picked up to do some criminal work. Of course, since he DID arrest alot of people, some of whom I believe WERE guilty, and since he'd probably try and sell them up the river to get his spot on the police force back, it's highly unlikely any criminals will work with him. But who knows?
Kenji: *Wide-eyed.* Power... If I've ever done anything to hurt you, I am sorry.
Daisuke: Why do you always have to go against the law?
Power: Two things. First, I had more respect for the law than that guy.
Kenji: Hate to say it, but he's telling the truth.
Power: And second, who needs the law? I got my morals!
Daisuke: Kenji, little lesson for you. He only says that because of his own problems with the law.
Power: That guy had a knife!
Daisuke: You didn't need to swing a wrecking ball at him!
Power: The cops weren't doing anything and I didn't have time to think of something better! My body just kinda moved on it's own.
Kenji: You really should have let the cops handle it, Power.
Power: They were more focused on a guy who parked too close to the curb! Someone would have died if I didn't take action! If laws and rules are justice, I don't want any justice in my life. Justice should be compassion!
Daisuke: *Yawns.* Yeah, here he goes again...
Power and Daisuke: You arrest the guy who tried to save someone, but not the guy who tried to kill a person! HA!
Power: You can quit that whenever you'd like.
Daisuke: I know.
Kenji: Anyway, it's a good thing I ran into you. Would it be possible for you to spar with me today, Daisuke?
Kenji: I just... my fight against Ryuji the Hunter, and now this... I'm tired of feeling weak and powerless.
Power: Why didn't you say something to me, Kengo? I could train you whenever.
Kenji: Then I'd just feel like I'm relying on you even more.
Daisuke: Well, I'm busy today. Shinobu and I have a mission we were asked to go out on. Sorry, kid.
Kenji: *Sighs.* It's fine.
Power: I could probably give Todoroki a call, see if he'd do it.
Power: Yeah. He's a pretty good teacher. And I don't think he has anything else to do today. Once Daisuke finishes up-
Daisuke: I'll give him a call. You just focus on finding something good to wear.
Power: What do you mean?
Daisuke: You're not planning to wear the trench coat, are you?
Power: Yeah. Why not?
Daisuke: That isn't the kind of outfit you wear when you take a young woman out.
Power: What else do you want me to wear?
Daisuke: Something presentable.
Daisuke: I'll lend you one of my shirts.
Power: But they have buttons and collars!
Power: They're the ultimate lack of freedom. Too stuffy.
Daisuke: You'll wear one and like it.
Power: You know, Rei's working on a new coat right now. If I get to her place soon enough-
Daisuke: You're not wearing a trench coat.
Power: Hate you so much right now...
Daisuke: Why is Rei making a new coat anyway? Your old one isn't ripped.
Power: She's doing it to commemorate me defeating Vanity.
Daisuke: Oh, yeah. Doesn't that just leave two left.
Power: Pretty much. *Smirks.*
Kenji: Regret, Anger, Epicure, Covet and Vanity. We've beaten them all. The only two left are Avarice and Invidious...
Avarice: *Staring out a window.* This is it...
Invidious: *Walks into the room.* King Avarice?
Avarice: You and I are all that are left, Invidious.
Avarice: Don't you know? Vanity's dead. You and I are the last two Homunculi "alive".
Invidious: Right, sir...
Avarice: I suppose that isn't completely true. Because we travel through time and worlds, the others could still be alive in other worlds. And we know of one who still lingers, even if slightly.
Avarice: *Breathes in deeply.* It's been good.
Invidious: Are you alright?
Avarice: Yes, Invidious. Thank you for your worry. I am simply taking a second to enjoy this life.
Invidious: Right... We'll probably be next.
Avarice: Yes. I just hope I'll have enough time to complete my goal.
Invidious: We could complete mine if you'd let me kill him.
(Back at Daisuke's House)
Miyu: *Sitting on a bed.* He still refuses to tell me...
*A knock is heard on the door.*
Miyu: Who is it?
???: Zabefa! Can I come in?
Miyu: Oh, Zabefa. *Stands up and walks over to the door. Opens the door.*
Power: *Standing outside the room.*
Zabefa: *Sitting on Power's head.*
Power: *Smiles.* Hey, Miyu.
Miyu: Uh... *Starts closing the door.*
Power: *Places his foot in the doorway.* Miyu, wait!
Miyu: Why? So you can lie to me more?
Power: Oh, come on, Matsumoto. How can I give you the truth if you won't talk to me?
Power: *Smiles.* Come on. Let's go on a date. *Chuckles.*
(Later, at Blog Cast Headquarters)
Kenji: *Standing in a boxing ring.*
Todoroki: *Standing in front of Kenji, throwing punches at him.*
Kenji: *Dodging the punches.*
Todoroki: You're doing good, Kenji.
Kenji: Thanks. But this still isn't good enough.
Kenji: I need to learn how to take a punch.
Todoroki: What? *Punches Kenji in the face.*
Kenji: *Falls to the floor.* Uh...
Todoroki: *Eyes widen.* Oh my gosh! I'm sorry!
Kenji: *Sits up and grabs his cheek.* It's fine... I need to learn how to endure pain...
Todoroki: *Sits down in front of Kenji.* What's gotten you so eager to learn how to fight? According to Power, you're more the studious type.
Kenji: I know. And I'm grateful every day for my knowledge. But that can only get me so far.
Todoroki: Is this because of the Vanity thing? Power told me you did good in that fight.
Kenji: I had a scythe. I could do good with a weapon, but Power gave Vanity a few good punches and Miyu's able to fight with just her fists.
Todoroki: Yeah. I suppose it does seem like they did most of the work... But you did good too! After all, someone with a scythe could destroy the world if they wanted.
Todoroki: Never mind.
Kenji: The thing with Vanity isn't the only reason. *Looks down at his left arm.* There was my "fight" with Ryuji the Hunter, if you can call it a fight.
Todoroki: Yeah. Power told me about that last time you guys stopped by. It sounded like you did pretty good though.
Kenji: Only because of Power's Soul Road thing. When I punched Ryuji in the face, he struck me back, knocking me out. And the Lesser Homunculi managed to knock me out too.
Todoroki: So, your problem is endurance?
Kenji: I can handle getting wounded. That's not what I'm worried about. I just want to be able to stay conscious in a fight.
Todoroki: You really seem to feel strongly about this issue.
Kenji: That guy says he's out to stop crime, but he isn't. My mother might not have taught me all the right things, but there is one thing I know for certain. Only the worst of offenders should be executed. There shouldn't be such a thing as being killed for committing one crime.
Todoroki: *Smiles.* Because we all sin, right?
Kenji: I don't approve of what he did, but when Power killed Covet, he did it because he genuinely believed she was a danger. That's the one thing I truly respect above all else about Power. He's stupid, crazy, couldn't handle a proper life if he tried... but he follows his beliefs, his heart, to the very end.
Todoroki: And Ryuji doesn't?
Kenji: I don't think so. He has that attitude of all crimes are equal. I'm not saying you should treat some people horribly, while others should be worshipped, but there are some people who deserve different treatment.
Kenji: For example, if some kid was starving and stole some bread, I would let him go.
Todoroki: Uh... *Laughs.*
Kenji: Hey, what's so funny?!
Todoroki: That... *Chuckles.* What you just said... *Chuckles harder.* That's just like... *Laughs harder. Wraps his arms around his stomach and falls backwards.*
Kenji: Don't keep me guessing. Tell me why that's funny.
Todoroki: *Breathing heavily. Sits up.* Whew... That's funny because Power said something just like that when fighting F-Kira.
Todoroki: "Did I ever say I was out to stop crimes?" That's how it started. "If I were to find a poor little orphan stealing a loaf of bread so he had something to eat... Yeah. I'd let him go." Power doesn't care about the law or those who enforce it. All he cares about is protecting people from pain.
Kenji: He said that... Wait, why does he hate pain so much?
Todoroki: Yeah. That's something I wondered too. He even admits pain is a natural part of life. We have to learn from it. But there are still things Power doesn't want to happen.
Todoroki: *Sighs.* He told me he was going to tell her anyway. *Pulls a cell phone out of his pocket and dials a number.* Hey, Jerrica? ...Yeah. You're here, right? ...Sorry. Busy training Kenji. I need you to do me a favor. ...Grab the files on that incident. ...You know, THAT incident. ...The one where Power lost his left arm. ...Yes, that one! *Sighs.* ...Yeah. ...Fine. ...Thanks. ...Talk to you in a bit. *Places the phone back in his pocket.*
Kenji: What was that about?
Todoroki: You want to know why Power doesn't like others being hurt, right? I'm getting the files on the incident for you now.
Kenji: Uh... Thank you.
Todoroki: No need. *Chuckles.* You're a good kid, Kenji.
Todoroki: You already have the type of mindset we need in the Blog Cast.
Kenji: What do you mean?
Todoroki: Jerrica, Karame, Kurosaki and myself... We're all ex-members of F-Kira's army. *Smiles.* Until I met Power, I was working as the bodyguard of Jerrica, one of the three assassins of F-Kira. But every last one of us was offered redemption by Power. Unlike the others, I didn't even have a good reason for joining. Jerrica joined out of admiration for one of F-Kira's higher-ups. Karame joined to make sure his sick sister's medical bills were paid. And Kurosaki had no choice in joining. But I joined because my old friend betrayed me. I told Power that reason, and he still offered me a spot as a member of the Blog Cast.
Todoroki: That's why I admire him so much. I was far from the best person. I wouldn't blame anyone for turning me away. But Power welcomed me with open arms. He was even willing to allow F-Kira a second chance. He says he gave me the role as permanent leader because I was more responsible than him, but there's one thing he had that every leader should.
Kenji: And that is?
Todoroki: Kindness. What kind of team is it if the leader turns people away constantly? Instead, Power worked with me in order to help me become a better person. *Smiles.* I owe him every day for that.
Kenji: Uh... Thinking about it, Power was willing to give me a second chance after I, unknowingly, helped my Mother make those earpieces.
Todoroki: Well, I think that's been a long enough break. *Stands up.* Let's go! Round Two!
Kenji: Huh?! But I'm not-
Todoroki: Come on! On the battle field, your opponent won't give you a chance like this!
(Meanwhile, with Power and Miyu)
Power and Miyu: *Sitting in a restaurant, at a table.*
Miyu: I thought you said you were going to tell me the truth about your Automail.
Power: I am. Doesn't mean we can't have a nice meal first.
Miyu: There's another reason, isn't there?
Power: ...You're too good for me, Miyu. *Sighs.* I don't know how you'll see me once you learn the truth about my sin. I just want to have a nice time with you first. Just in case it's our last.
Miyu: Uh... What could he have done that even he thinks would make me hate him that much?
Power: Order whatever you want. I'll spend all my cash today if you want me to.
Miyu: Thanks, I guess...
Power: Just get through this...
Miyu: This is really nice and all, but can we go somewhere a little different?
Power: Sure. Wherever you'd like.
Miyu: Oh, and change into your usual outfit. Black sleeveless shirt, blue trench coat, you know. Oh, and mess up your hair. I like the "just got out of bed" look you usually have.
Power: *Smiles.* Yes, ma'am. *Chuckles.*
(Meanwhile, in A Different World)
Man: *Running through the streets. Runs into an alley and up to a wall.* Oh, please... no...
Ryuji: *Walks up behind the man and kicks him in the back.*
Man: *Falls to the ground.*
Ryuji: *Points a gun at the man and pulls the trigger.*
*Blood splatters across Ryuji's face.*
Ryuji: *Smirks. Chuckles evilly.* Another law breaker dead. So why... *Growls.* WHY?! WHY DO I STILL FEEL INCOMPLETE!?!?!?
|Power: (In Kenji's voice) Ryuji the Hunter! You say you act in accordance with the law! However, if you kill those who break the law, you can never expect them to learn from their actions!|
Ryuji: *Shaking in rage.*
|Power: *Punches Ryuji in the face.* PUUUUUUNCH!!!|
|Kenji: Because you're too much of a coward to kill another human.|
|Kenji: *Punches Ryuji in the face with his left arm.*|
Ryuji: Keeeeenjiiiii... MIZUBAGUUUUUUUUU!!!! *Punches the ground.* I WILL KILL HIM!!! HE ONLY FOUGHT BACK BECAUSE I ATTACKED HIS FRIENDS! HE FELT PERSONALLY INSULTED!!! I WILL NOT LET YOU CONTINUE ON!!! DO YOU HEAR?! YOUR DEATH WILL BE SLOW AND PAINFUL!!! HUMILIATED IN FRONT OF MILLIONS! DO YOU HEAR ME, KENJI MIZUBAGUUUU!?!?!?
???: Well, well, well. If it isn't my favorite unstable little slimeball. Ooh, and it seems your hair has already started to go prematurely gray. It must be from all the stress you put yourself under.
Ryuji: *Turns around and glares at a shadowed figure.* Yoooouu...
Shadowed Figure: Now, now. Calm down. I'm simply here to offer you a chance for revenge against Kenji Mizubagu.
Ryuji: HE'S THE ONE WHO WANTED REVENGE FOR ME ATTACKING HIM FRIENDS!!!
Shadowed Figure: Yes. You keep lying to yourself. But, hear my proposal, shall you?
(Later, Back with Kenji)
Kenji: *Lying on the floor, breathing heavily.* I think I'm dead...
Todoroki: *Standing above Kenji, holding a bucket.* Come on, get up. *Pours water from the bucket on Kenji.*
Kenji: *Sits up.* AH! Shouldn't you only do that if I'm unconscious?
Jerrica: *Walks in, holding a folder.* Niwa! Squirt! Quit messing around! You made me get this, right?
Todoroki: Thanks. *Walks over.*
Jerrica: *Hands Todoroki the folder.* Still, I have to admit, this was a strange request. You know these are highly classified documents.
Todoroki: Yeah. That's why I'll be reading them to him. He just has to listen.
Jerrica: But this?
Todoroki: It's time he knows.
Kenji: Knows what? *Stands up.*
Jerrica: This is the reports from an older member of the Organization and an old Blog Cast Member, Gilbert David Jones, a.k.a Glider.
Todoroki: Eight years ago, Power was asked to go on a mission with Glider to the past. There's a report by Power too, but his report is filled with major rewrites. He wanted to make sure it wouldn't be the go-to case report.
Jerrica: *Leans against a wall.* When Power and the others first formed the Blog Cast, they had an enemy calling himself Magnesteel.
Todoroki: We've known it was a certain someone's alias for a long time now, but we've never known why he took the alias until recently. It seems Regret wanted to distant himself from the members of AVARICE.
Kenji: *Eyes widen.* Regret?
Jerrica: The mission this report is on was to find the point in time Regret originated from and stop him before he appeared.
Kenji: So... this is the mission where...
Todoroki: ...Power lost his arm and created Regret. Power's probably telling Miyu, so I figured you should know.
(Meanwhile, with Power and Miyu)
Power and Miyu: *Sitting on a hill, eating crepes.*
Miyu: Just like when you returned.
Power: Yeah. Alot sure has happened since then...
Miyu: Meeting Kenji, fighting the Homunculi... You were even caused trouble because of my father...
Power: That wasn't so bad. We saved the world.
Miyu: You're just like him...
Miyu: You're like my father.
Power: Uh... Not this again. You do realize I constantly pop in on Lemmy.
Miyu: I meant with me.
Miyu: He wasn't there for my mother and... you're never there for me!
Miyu: I mean... you are there, but you're always LATE! You saved me from my mother, but she had already hurt me. You saved me from Mr. Akari, but everyone already hated me. You saved me from Vanity... and she was seconds away from invading my body! How can I believe you won't be too late one day?!
Miyu: Having a hero who's always late... Do you know how that feels?!
Power: *Eyes widen.* Miyu... I'm sorry. But, I wanna tell you something. You remember when we first met, right?
Power: You approached me. You thought you knew me. There's... a good reason for that. Four years before we met, I went to the past on a mission for the Organization. That's... *Holds up his left arm.* ...how I ended up losing my left arm.
Miyu: So, now he's telling me?
Power: I had met a girl named Mayumi. She was beautiful. Blond hair, blue eyes. Just like you. But... she had something that made everyone hate her. Eventually, she ended up dying, and I gave up my arm trying to bring her back. That's how Regret was made. That was my first step to becoming the Double Road Alchemist. However, the story doesn't end there. Because Mayumi was reincarnated. And, four years ago, I met her reincarnation. She was the cutest little girl. Only 10, but she was soooo strong. Well, mentally, at least.
Miyu: *Eyes widen.* Don't tell me...
Power: And, because of me making Regret, this little girl ended up getting the power to tell when people were close to death. Side effect of almost having part of her soul pulled out. It eventually dwindled down, since her soul had been left as it was for five years, and her mother stopped trying to make her use it.
Miyu: *Tears start forming in her eyes.* No... You don't actually mean...
Power: At first, I only wanted to meet the girl so I could make up for not saving Mayumi, b-
Miyu: SHUT UP!!!
Power: *Eyes widen.* Miyu?
Miyu: *Tears start falling down her cheeks.* Shut up! Shut up! SHUT UP! You think this will cheer me up?! Are you telling me the only reason we met was because I'm supposed to be the reincarnation of this Mayumi girl?! Even if I want to believe it's a lie, the fact that you're saying it just... breaks my heart! How is that supposed to cheer me up?!
Power: *Smiles.* You didn't let me finish. At first, my only reason for meeting you was because you were Mayumi. But! Then I got to know you as Miyu Matsumoto. The one I care about isn't Mayumi, but you, Miyu.
Power: Mayumi is gone. You may be her reincarnation, but you aren't her. Likewise, if I was reincarnated, I wouldn't be Power Hashiba. We decide who we are for ourselves, Miyu. I'm not telling you this because I want you to know I see you as Mayumi. I'd never do that.
Miyu: Then why are you telling me it?!
Power: You're not Mayumi. *Smiles.* But don't you get it? I never was able to save her. And you aren't her. Which means, I'll ALWAYS save you. You're Miyu Matsumoto. The girl who waited long enough for me.
Miyu: *Eyes widen.* Power...
Power: Besides, you wanted to know the truth, right?
(Back with Kenji)
Kenji: *Wide-eyed.* Power really sacrificed his arm to save someone.
Todoroki: It wasn't someone he knew for a long time, but they had become friends. He also was responsible for it. It was his interactions that caused Mayumi to commit suicide.
Kenji: But... I thought Regret was a man.
Jerrica: Mayumi had two souls in her. A girl and a guy. Sadly, the one Power brought back ended up being the guy. That guy became Regret, who nearly destroyed space and time.
Kenji: All he wanted to do was save someone and-
Todoroki: Overall, he won.
Kenji: But it all ended up-
Jerrica: Victory comes at a price, Squirt.
Kenji: Yeah. Power always says that. He had to leave because he beat F-Kira. But, didn't F-Kira had two big followers or something?
Todoroki: Aisha Inya and Balthor. Daisuke and Shinobu defeated them. Their price was leaving this timeline to fight Regret in Power's place. Also... a member of the Blog Cast gave his life fighting them. All in all, Power got off easily.
Kenji: *Looks at his left arm.* Still... to give up his own arm...
Todoroki: *Looks over at Jerrica.*
Jerrica: *Looks at Todoroki and smirks.*
(Back with Power and Miyu)
Power: What's up, Miyu?
Miyu: That story... It's the truth, right?
Power: Yeah. Why?
Miyu: How do you do it? You've seen so many tragedies... How do you keep going on?
Power: Because I see people smiling. I just can't help but feel happy myself. *Smiles and chuckles.*
Miyu: Uh... *Smiles.* You're amazing, Power.
Power: *Smirks.* I know. *Sighs.* Also, I should apologize. Not just for lying to you for so long, letting Vanity get a hold of you, and for causing the pain you were put through as a child... but also for treating you like a child.
Power: Since we started traveling together, I haven't been able to stop seeing you as that little 10-year old girl I met. But now I'm seeing you differently. *Smiles.* I'm seeing you as the beautiful young woman you've become.
Miyu: *Smiles.* Good. You should. *Chuckles.*
Miyu: It's fine, Power. I forgive you. For everything. Besides, it's not like we could have realized Yuriko and Manami would be there.
Power: Yeah. Oh! And Kenji and Eiji realized something.
Power: Yuriko and Manami were working for Vanity.
Miyu: Yeah? So?
Power: Vanity wasn't the kind of person who would take alternate versions of people away and steal their name, simply to get them to work for her. When we found out she was using the potion, we confirmed it.
Miyu: Confirmed what?
Power: Vanity had access to Yuriko and Manami, who only have those names because their Master stole their real names.
Miyu: That means... *Eyes widen.* Yuriko and Manami's Master...
Power: Yeah. Their Master is the same person as the Homunculi's Creator.
(Later, Back at Daisuke's House)
Power: *Lying on a bed.* Whew... Well, that's all settled. *Breathes in deeply.* I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. WHEW!
*A knock is heard on the door.*
Power: It's unlocked!
Kenji: *Walks in and over to Power.*
Kenji: *Holds out his right hand.*
Kenji: You really are stupid, aren't you? Shake it.
Power: Uh... *Grabs Kenji's hand and shakes it.*
Kenji: You did something stupid, but that just makes you a better man than I could ever be.
Power: Uh... Thanks. *Releases Kenji's hand.*
Kenji: Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go use the restroom. *Walks out of the room.*
Miyu: *Lying on a bed, holding her bracelets.* Power really gave up his arm to save my past life, huh? *Smiles and places the bracelets around her wrists.* Let me say for her, Power. Thanks. *Chuckles.*
GoldPsy: *Standing in an alley. Sniffs the air.* Just as I thought... So, you really are the one behind the Homunculi... *Grabs his forehead and growls.* How could I have been so foolish?
(Back at Daisuke's House, with Kenji)
Kenji: *Standing in a bathroom, in front of a sink. Gulps. Holds up a box cutter and cuts his wrist. Bites his lower lip.* As much as it hurts... Please let it keep hurting... *Looks down at the cut and sees it healing. Eyes widen.* I was afraid of this... When will this stone drain? *Drops the box cutter and his hands start shaking.*
Even if it's hidden by the rain~ *Power sits on a street corner, looking up at the sky as rain falls.*
The sun must be there~ *The clouds part and sun shines down as Power covers his eyes with his right hand.*
I had even lost a dream~ *The scene changes to Power lying faint on the ground as his left arm lies next to his body.*
I will never forget that smile that gave me courage~ *An image of Miyu smiling is shown. The scene changes back to Power, Automail forming on his left shoulder as he stands up.*
I keep on believing because I have you~ *The scene changes to Power fighting Vanity. Power falls to the floor and Miyu calls out to him.*
Light starts flowing out of my heart~ *Power stands back up and pulls his right arm back, running towards Vanity.*
Just like a flower with no name on the street~ *The scene changes back to Power sitting on the street corner. He slowly stands up.*
When I stumble and fall~ *Power looks at Miyu, Kenji and Zabefa.*
I will get up on my own~ *Power smiles and runs over to the three.*
Power Hashiba - Vic Mignogna
Miyu Matsumoto - Brina Palencia
Kenji Mizubagu - Chris Burnett
Zabefa - Carrie Savage
Avarice - Johnny Yong Bosch
GoldPsy - Duncan Brennan
Invidious - Greg Ayres
Daisuke Shimizu - Chris Sabat
Shinobu Shimizu - Carrie Savage
Todoroki Niwa - Micah Solusod
Jerrica - Alexis Tipton
Ryuji the Hunter - J. Michael Tatum
The opening is Crawl by Veltpunch, the opening to Nabari no Ou
The ending is Kimi Ga Irukara by Issei Eguchi, the first ending to Kenichi
Any parody or reference in this episode is also not owned by me. Shinobu is a character from Ninja Nonsense.
And finally, Arc 3 ends.
Personally, I think this arc was a real turning point, since the first half was mostly about Kenji's character development, and the second half was about Miyu's.
Anyway, Arc 4 should be coming soon. But before that, the BCE movie! More will be revealed about it soon, so look forward to that.
Thanks for reading.
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