History TearJerker / GuiltyGear

11th Aug '16 3:05:34 AM Vulcan422
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* TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka R. Kreutz, Sol's old [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they're [[IveComeTooFar well beyond the point of talking it out]]. There's too much history for just words at this point. Even Sin notes the air of tragedy to the situation. Also, while Sol's words seem like he's finally eager to settle the score once and for all, his tone of voice is noticeably softer and calmer after finally knowing the truth of everything. He's resigned and committed himself to this, having accepted that this is simply the way things ''have'' to be.]]

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* TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka R. Kreutz, Sol's old [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they're [[IveComeTooFar well beyond the point of talking it out]]. There's too much history for just words at this point. Even Sin notes the air of tragedy to the situation. Also, while Sol's words seem like he's finally eager to settle the score once and for all, his tone of voice is noticeably softer and calmer after calmer. Even though both men have finally knowing come to terms now that the truth of everything. He's resigned and has been revealed, they've fully committed himself to this, having and accepted that this is simply the way things ''have'' to be.it ''must'' be, without exception.]]
11th Aug '16 3:02:15 AM Vulcan422
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* In way, TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka, Sol's old [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they ''have'' to fight. There's too much history for just words at this point. While Sol does seem like he's looking forward to the fight he's wanted for years, there's still a sense of tragedy to it all, as Sin notes (in his own goofy way).]]

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* In way, TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka, Asuka R. Kreutz, Sol's old [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they ''have'' to fight.they're [[IveComeTooFar well beyond the point of talking it out]]. There's too much history for just words at this point. While Sol does Even Sin notes the air of tragedy to the situation. Also, while Sol's words seem like he's looking forward finally eager to settle the fight he's wanted score once and for years, there's still a sense of tragedy to it all, as Sin notes (in his own goofy way).tone of voice is noticeably softer and calmer after finally knowing the truth of everything. He's resigned and committed himself to this, having accepted that this is simply the way things ''have'' to be.]]
4th Aug '16 1:56:13 PM SpaceDrake
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* In way, TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka, Sol's old [[VitrolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they ''have'' to fight. There's too much history for just words at this point. While Sol does seem like he's looking forward to the fight he's wanted for years, there's still a sense of tragedy to it all, as Sin notes (in his own goofy way).]]

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* In way, TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka, Sol's old [[VitrolicBestBuds [[VitriolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they ''have'' to fight. There's too much history for just words at this point. While Sol does seem like he's looking forward to the fight he's wanted for years, there's still a sense of tragedy to it all, as Sin notes (in his own goofy way).]]
4th Aug '16 12:57:06 PM SpaceDrake
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* Sol's ending in the first game. This is the moment that establishes Sol's characterization as a ByronicHero, and kickstarts the plot of the series. A mortally-wounded Justice furiously demands to know why Sol, a Gear, is immune to her mind control abilities as a Commander Gear. Sol reveals he is the Prototype Gear, and Justice's last words are her realizing that Sol is the man she once knew as Frederick, and wishing that she, him, and That Man could be together again . With those words, a shocking and tragic revelation dawns upon Sol - [[spoiler:Justice might somehow be Aria, his former lover, and he has just killed her, losing her for a second time]].[[note]]Note that the original release is a ''lot'' more vague on all, invoking no names, and had people speculating as to the relationship between Sol, Justice, and That Man for the bettr part of fifteen years. It was ''Xrd'' that clarified a number of points.[[/note]] Enraged, Sol swears to find That Man and beat some answers out of him.

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* Sol's ending in the first game. This is the moment that establishes Sol's characterization as a ByronicHero, and kickstarts the plot of the series. A mortally-wounded Justice furiously demands to know why Sol, a Gear, is immune to her mind control abilities as a Commander Gear. Sol reveals he is the Prototype Gear, and Justice's last words are her realizing that Sol is the man she once knew as Frederick, and wishing that she, him, and That Man could be together again . With those words, a shocking and tragic revelation dawns upon Sol - [[spoiler:Justice might somehow be Aria, his former lover, and he has just killed her, losing her for a second time]].[[note]]Note that the original PS1 release is a ''lot'' more vague on all, all this, invoking no names, and had people speculating as to the relationship between Sol, Justice, and That Man for the bettr better part of fifteen years. It was ''Xrd'' that clarified a number of points.points, though the Accent Core version filled in one or two details.[[/note]] Enraged, Sol swears to find That Man and beat some answers out of him.
4th Aug '16 12:54:58 PM SpaceDrake
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* Sol's ending in the first game. This is the moment that establishes Sol's characterization as a ByronicHero, and kickstarts the plot of the series. A mortally-wounded Justice furiously demands to know why Sol, a Gear, is immune to her mind control abilities as a Commander Gear. Sol reveals he is the Prototype Gear, and Justice's last words are her realizing that Sol is the man she once knew as Frederick, and wishing that she, him, and That Man could be together again. With those words, a shocking and tragic revelation dawns upon Sol - Justice is Aria, his former lover, and he has just killed her, losing her for a second time. Enraged, Sol swears to find That Man and beat some answers out of him.

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* Sol's ending in the first game. This is the moment that establishes Sol's characterization as a ByronicHero, and kickstarts the plot of the series. A mortally-wounded Justice furiously demands to know why Sol, a Gear, is immune to her mind control abilities as a Commander Gear. Sol reveals he is the Prototype Gear, and Justice's last words are her realizing that Sol is the man she once knew as Frederick, and wishing that she, him, and That Man could be together again. again . With those words, a shocking and tragic revelation dawns upon Sol - Justice is [[spoiler:Justice might somehow be Aria, his former lover, and he has just killed her, losing her for a second time. time]].[[note]]Note that the original release is a ''lot'' more vague on all, invoking no names, and had people speculating as to the relationship between Sol, Justice, and That Man for the bettr part of fifteen years. It was ''Xrd'' that clarified a number of points.[[/note]] Enraged, Sol swears to find That Man and beat some answers out of him.



* [[spoiler:The flashback of the destruction of Japan. ''No one was happy''. The scientist who'd be known as That Man turned Aria into the Justice that destroyed Japan because of desperation that an unknown force is coming out from Japan and would wipe out humanity. We saw how That Man sounded full of anguish as he overrode the command for Justice to unleash the Gamma Ray on Japan, and in the end [[IDidWhatIHadToDo apologized for what he had to do.]] Compounding on this, Aria was utterly devastated at the damage she caused.]]
* Elphelt's Episode Mode story in -REVELATOR-. Full stop. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like she's forgotten everything and has returned to her original programming of finding true love, but being forbidden by the Universal Will to actually fall in love. In her sub-boss fight, it's revealed that all of her experinces from the 1st fight onwards have been a simulation. She is presented with a simulation of Sol that acts absolutely nothing like him, until Bedman decides he has had enough of Ariels' simulation and pleads with Elphelt in a heartfelt manner to not wake up from the dream-state she's in. Elphelt doesn't listen, and when she wakes up, '''she is inside of Justice, acting as her core'''.]]
* Axl's predicament in ''-REVELATOR-''. [[spoiler: In his Arcade Mode story, he finds out that both he and I-no, who are time travelers, aren't even human. They're beings called "magical foci" which are formed in the Backyard from people's deepest desires, and have the ability to change the course of the future. Because of their immense, world-altering power, they are seen as "errors" by the Backyard. Jack-O' then reveals to him that he cannot go back to his own timeline, because that possibility no longer exists. The current world has rendered it impossible, and if he does decide to do something to change that, then the current world will be destroyed - erased from the flow of time and overwritten by Axl's decision. He spends the entirety of Story Mode in a deep depression, completely lost on what to do until the very end, where he chooses the current world over his dream of seeing his girlfriend Megumi again. He bursts into tears as he saves Sol.]]
* [[spoiler: As of -REVELATOR-, '''Bedman's entire existence'''. He and his sister were born with a condition that caused their minds to accelerate and grow at a rapid pace, but this rendered their bodies ill and frail because they couldn't keep up with the speed at which their minds processed information. To save their lives, their parents had no other option but to put them into a permanent state of sleep. Their minds, however, had accelerated to the point where they could potentially kill people from the dream world, because the dream world is, in fact, the Backyard. The Universal Will found him and lured him into becoming her pawn in exchange for the Absolute World. He was tricked into believing that the "Absolute World" meant that he could see his sister again and be able to leave a lasting mark on reality without the need for killing. Ariels used him as her personal assassin, but he continued rolling with it because the ends justified his means. His entire motivations are then shattered by Robo-Ky, and he is defeated by Venom. He declares his intentions to use his remaining life to tend to the victims, but Ariels reveals her deception in a sickeningly cruel fashion, and reveals that the Absolute World is one in which all of humanity is destroyed and replaced with her "perfect humans". Bedman flies into a rage at his betrayal and the weight of his sins finally dawning on him, and defiantly but futilely tries to defeat Ariels. He then dies by turning into stone and crumbling away, regretfully crying that he has to atone.]]

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* [[spoiler:The flashback of the destruction of Japan. ''No one was happy''. The scientist who'd be known as That Man turned Aria into the Justice that destroyed Japan because of desperation that an unknown force is coming out from Japan and would wipe out humanity. We saw how That Man sounded full of anguish as he overrode the command for Justice to unleash the Gamma Ray on Japan, and in the end [[IDidWhatIHadToDo apologized for what he had to do.]] Compounding on this, Aria Aria, internally, for all her later bluster as Justice was utterly devastated at the damage she caused.]]
* Elphelt's Episode Mode story in -REVELATOR-.''Revelator''. Full stop. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like she's forgotten everything and has returned to her original programming of finding true love, but being forbidden by the Universal Will to actually fall in love. In her sub-boss fight, it's revealed that all of her experinces from the 1st fight onwards have been a simulation. She is presented with a simulation of Sol that acts absolutely nothing like him, until Bedman decides he has had enough of Ariels' simulation and pleads with Elphelt in a heartfelt manner to not wake up from the dream-state she's in. Elphelt doesn't listen, and when she wakes up, '''she is inside of Justice, acting as her core'''.]]
* Axl's predicament in ''-REVELATOR-''.''Revelator''. [[spoiler: In his Arcade Mode story, he finds out that both he and I-no, who are time travelers, aren't even human. They're beings called "magical foci" which are formed in the Backyard from people's deepest desires, and have the ability to change the course of the future. Because of their immense, world-altering power, they are seen as "errors" by the Backyard. Jack-O' then reveals to him that he cannot go back to his own timeline, because that possibility no longer exists. The current world has rendered it impossible, and if he does decide to do something to change that, then the current world will be destroyed - erased from the flow of time and overwritten by Axl's decision. He spends the entirety of Story Mode in a deep depression, completely lost on what to do until the very end, where he chooses the current world over his dream of seeing his girlfriend Megumi again. He bursts into tears as he saves Sol.]]
* Also, the confrontation between Sol and [[spoiler:That Man. Sol had his ''suspicions'' before, but he now has to confront the fact that he absolutely, positively did kill Aria when he took down Justice. It's actually Ky who helps him through it, and the ''scream'' of anguish can still be heard from outside the walls of the Illyrian Palace.]]
* [[spoiler: As of -REVELATOR-, ''Revelator'', '''Bedman's entire existence'''. He and his sister were born with a condition that caused their minds to accelerate and grow at a rapid pace, but this rendered their bodies ill and frail because they couldn't keep up with the speed at which their minds processed information. To save their lives, their parents had no other option but to put them into a permanent state of sleep. Their minds, however, had accelerated to the point where they could potentially kill people from the dream world, because the dream world is, in fact, the Backyard. The Universal Will found him and lured him into becoming her pawn in exchange for the Absolute World. He was tricked into believing that the "Absolute World" meant that he could see his sister again and be able to leave a lasting mark on reality without the need for killing. Ariels used him as her personal assassin, but he continued rolling with it because the ends justified his means. His entire motivations are then shattered by Robo-Ky, and he is defeated by Venom. He declares his intentions to use his remaining life to tend to the victims, but Ariels reveals her deception in a sickeningly cruel fashion, and reveals that the Absolute World is one in which all of humanity is destroyed and replaced with her "perfect humans". Bedman flies into a rage at his betrayal and the weight of his sins finally dawning on him, and defiantly but futilely tries to defeat Ariels. He then dies by turning into stone and crumbling away, regretfully crying that he has to atone.]]



-->[[spoiler: '''Johnny''']]: "[[DisappearedDad Pops...]] [[PleaseWakeUp Wake up... it's still the afternoon]]"

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-->[[spoiler: '''Johnny''']]: "[[DisappearedDad Pops...]] [[PleaseWakeUp Wake up... it's still the afternoon]]"afternoon...]]"
* In way, TheStinger of ''Revelator''. [[spoiler:That Man is finally unmasked as Asuka, Sol's old [[VitrolicBestBuds Vitriolic Best Bud]] and partner in the Gear Project, and it seems like they have no reason to fight now that Aria's been saved... except they both know they ''have'' to fight. There's too much history for just words at this point. While Sol does seem like he's looking forward to the fight he's wanted for years, there's still a sense of tragedy to it all, as Sin notes (in his own goofy way).]]
2nd Aug '16 6:55:19 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[spoiler: As of -REVELATOR-, '''Bedman's entire existence'''. He and his sister were born with a condition that caused their minds to accelerate and grow at a rapid pace, but this rendered their bodies ill and frail because they couldn't keep up with the speed at which their minds processed information. To save their lives, their parents had no other option but to put them into a permanent state of sleep. Their minds, however, had accelerated to the point where they could potentially kill people from the dream world, because the dream world is, in fact, the Backyard. The Universal Will found him and lured him into becoming her pawn in exchange for the Absolute World. He was tricked into believing that the "Absolute World" meant that he could see his sister again and be able to leave a lasting mark on reality without the need for killing. Ariels used him as her personal assassin, but he continued rolling with it because the ends justified his means. His entire motivations are then shattered by Robo-Ky, and he is defeated by Venom. He declares his intentions to use his remaining life to tend to the victims, but Ariels reveals her deception in a sickeningly cruel fashion, and reveals that the Absolute World is one in which all of humanity is destroyed and replaced with her "perfect humans". Bedman flies into a rage at his betrayal and the weight of his sins finally dawning on him, and defiantly but futilely tries to defeat Ariels. He then dies by turning into stone and crumbling away, regretfully crying that he has to atone.]]

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* [[spoiler: As of -REVELATOR-, '''Bedman's entire existence'''. He and his sister were born with a condition that caused their minds to accelerate and grow at a rapid pace, but this rendered their bodies ill and frail because they couldn't keep up with the speed at which their minds processed information. To save their lives, their parents had no other option but to put them into a permanent state of sleep. Their minds, however, had accelerated to the point where they could potentially kill people from the dream world, because the dream world is, in fact, the Backyard. The Universal Will found him and lured him into becoming her pawn in exchange for the Absolute World. He was tricked into believing that the "Absolute World" meant that he could see his sister again and be able to leave a lasting mark on reality without the need for killing. Ariels used him as her personal assassin, but he continued rolling with it because the ends justified his means. His entire motivations are then shattered by Robo-Ky, and he is defeated by Venom. He declares his intentions to use his remaining life to tend to the victims, but Ariels reveals her deception in a sickeningly cruel fashion, and reveals that the Absolute World is one in which all of humanity is destroyed and replaced with her "perfect humans". Bedman flies into a rage at his betrayal and the weight of his sins finally dawning on him, and defiantly but futilely tries to defeat Ariels. He then dies by turning into stone and crumbling away, regretfully crying that he has to atone.]]]]
* While some of the reactions to Bedman's Instant Kill are [[Funny/GuiltyGear hilarious]] or [[NightmareFuel/GuiltyGear horrible]], some can potentially fit in here too...
-->[[spoiler: '''Johnny''']]: "[[DisappearedDad Pops...]] [[PleaseWakeUp Wake up... it's still the afternoon]]"
20th Jul '16 6:02:04 AM Vulcan422
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** And if you're wondering how this could get any sadder, Dizzy is also present in ''Side Red''. But this isn't the Dizzy you know. This is a Dizzy who's been totally broken by humanity's hostility towards Gears and has ended up just like her mother Justice, hating humans and wanting nothing more than to see them all dead just so that Gears can have a chance at existing. It's both chilling and heart-wrenching to hear that sweet girl acting the complete opposite of how she does in the main series. [[spoiler: And with -REVELATOR- revealing that, yes, Sol is her father, it retroactively makes the Drama CD's ending even more tragic. Sol was forced to kill his lover Aria, and now ''he has to kill his own daughter''.]]
2nd Jul '16 6:11:49 PM Vulcan422
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** Revelator's ending theme, Freesia, is even worse. [[spoiler: Even though he knows full well that he's met a lot of people who do care for him over his 100+-year-long life, Sol still isn't willing to open up, and still feels absolutely miserable without Aria. The fact that this ending theme can happen right after his ending, where Jack-O' reveals that she, for all intents and purposes, IS Aria, truly maximizes the heart-wrenching factor of the song. And then it goes beyond even that when, thanks to revelations later on in the story, the song can also apply to Aria herself. She isn't willing to merge with Jack-O' and come back to life because of her regret over what the Universal Will made her do as Justice.]]
18th Jun '16 5:34:05 AM Vulcan422
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* Axl's predicament in ''-REVELATOR-''. [[spoiler: In his Arcade Mode story, he finds out that both he and I-no, who are time travelers, aren't even human. They're beings called "magical foci" which are formed in the Backyard from people's deepest desires, and have the ability to change the course of the future. Because of their immense, world-altering power, they are seen as "errors" by the Backyard. Jack-O' then reveals to him that he cannot go back to his own timeline, because that possibility no longer exists. The current world has rendered it impossible, and if he does decide to do something to change that, then the current world will be destroyed - erased from the flow of time and overwritten by Axl's decision. He spends the entirety of Story Mode in a deep depression, completely lost on what to do until the very end, where he chooses the current world over his dream of seeing his girlfriend Megumi again. He bursts into tears as he saves Sol.]]

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* Axl's predicament in ''-REVELATOR-''. [[spoiler: In his Arcade Mode story, he finds out that both he and I-no, who are time travelers, aren't even human. They're beings called "magical foci" which are formed in the Backyard from people's deepest desires, and have the ability to change the course of the future. Because of their immense, world-altering power, they are seen as "errors" by the Backyard. Jack-O' then reveals to him that he cannot go back to his own timeline, because that possibility no longer exists. The current world has rendered it impossible, and if he does decide to do something to change that, then the current world will be destroyed - erased from the flow of time and overwritten by Axl's decision. He spends the entirety of Story Mode in a deep depression, completely lost on what to do until the very end, where he chooses the current world over his dream of seeing his girlfriend Megumi again. He bursts into tears as he saves Sol.]]
* [[spoiler: As of -REVELATOR-, '''Bedman's entire existence'''. He and his sister were born with a condition that caused their minds to accelerate and grow at a rapid pace, but this rendered their bodies ill and frail because they couldn't keep up with the speed at which their minds processed information. To save their lives, their parents had no other option but to put them into a permanent state of sleep. Their minds, however, had accelerated to the point where they could potentially kill people from the dream world, because the dream world is, in fact, the Backyard. The Universal Will found him and lured him into becoming her pawn in exchange for the Absolute World. He was tricked into believing that the "Absolute World" meant that he could see his sister again and be able to leave a lasting mark on reality without the need for killing. Ariels used him as her personal assassin, but he continued rolling with it because the ends justified his means. His entire motivations are then shattered by Robo-Ky, and he is defeated by Venom. He declares his intentions to use his remaining life to tend to the victims, but Ariels reveals her deception in a sickeningly cruel fashion, and reveals that the Absolute World is one in which all of humanity is destroyed and replaced with her "perfect humans". Bedman flies into a rage at his betrayal and the weight of his sins finally dawning on him, and defiantly but futilely tries to defeat Ariels. He then dies by turning into stone and crumbling away, regretfully crying that he has to atone.
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18th Jun '16 5:04:04 AM Vulcan422
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* Elphelt's Episode Mode story in -REVELATOR-. Full stop. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like she's forgotten everything and has returned to her original programming of finding true love, but being forbidden by the Universal Will to actually fall in love. In her sub-boss fight, it's revealed that all of her experinces from the 1st fight onwards have been a simulation. She is presented with a simulation of Sol that acts absolutely nothing like him, until Bedman decides he has had enough of Ariels' simulation and pleads with Elphelt in a heartfelt manner to not wake up from the dream-state she's in. Elphelt doesn't listen, and when she wakes up, '''she is inside of Justice, acting as her core'''.]]

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* Elphelt's Episode Mode story in -REVELATOR-. Full stop. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like she's forgotten everything and has returned to her original programming of finding true love, but being forbidden by the Universal Will to actually fall in love. In her sub-boss fight, it's revealed that all of her experinces from the 1st fight onwards have been a simulation. She is presented with a simulation of Sol that acts absolutely nothing like him, until Bedman decides he has had enough of Ariels' simulation and pleads with Elphelt in a heartfelt manner to not wake up from the dream-state she's in. Elphelt doesn't listen, and when she wakes up, '''she is inside of Justice, acting as her core'''.]]
* Axl's predicament in ''-REVELATOR-''. [[spoiler: In his Arcade Mode story, he finds out that both he and I-no, who are time travelers, aren't even human. They're beings called "magical foci" which are formed in the Backyard from people's deepest desires, and have the ability to change the course of the future. Because of their immense, world-altering power, they are seen as "errors" by the Backyard. Jack-O' then reveals to him that he cannot go back to his own timeline, because that possibility no longer exists. The current world has rendered it impossible, and if he does decide to do something to change that, then the current world will be destroyed - erased from the flow of time and overwritten by Axl's decision. He spends the entirety of Story Mode in a deep depression, completely lost on what to do until the very end, where he chooses the current world over his dream of seeing his girlfriend Megumi again. He bursts into tears as he saves Sol.
]]
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