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They are going to do this as team! Actually working as one may be another story...

Noob: La croisée des destins (2017) is the sequel to Noob: La Quête Légendaire and the last entry in the Noob movie trilogy. It was released in Febuary 2017.

Having collected the materials to make the only weapons that can prevent The End of the World as We Know It in the Fictional Video Game world of Olydri, Gaea, Sparadrap and Omega Zell now need to get them crafted and use them to fight a powerful world boss controlled by their former shared guild master Arthéon. However, their temporary parting to get the weapons crafted shows that that despite their current respective successes, the very flaws that prevented them to from working as team when they were guildmates and drove Arthéon away in the first place are still present.

In addition to Arthéon, various antagonists, both among players and Non Player Characters, are on the last leg of their respective plans, some of which are enough of a threat on their own to require Godzilla Threshold measures.

The movie provides examples of:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Ash turns out to be one.
  • Assassination Attempt: One of these between the Coalition's leader and the Order ultimately causes the alliance between the three player factions decided in the first movie to end in this one.
  • A Taste of Their Own Medicine: Ash has slipped into doing this to Gaea, by seeming to show genuine support in her enterprise of being part of the group that will fight Arthéon, only to ask to get paid for it later.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: The apprentice to the blacksmith who is supposed to craft Gaea's weapon. The blacksmith has him carry his tools including the anvil, a bunch of swords in case they need to use them, and extra things "because he doesn't like him".
  • Deus ex Machina: The below case of inverted Heroism Equals Job Qualification. A high-paying job that she'll probably love is already quite the windfall for Gaea who's a Starving Student in real life, but the identity of the person offering her the job also means that she can continue her Horizon activities without any complaints from her boss.
  • Drop the Hammer: Omega Zell's legendary weapon consists of a pair of massive battle hammers.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: Dead manages to find Tenshirock just in time to overhear the end of his discussion with Ash and Abraham, and hence his statement about the family therapy being a joke to him.
  • Faking the Dead: Abraham turns out to actually be under his second identity, being officially dead under the first one.
  • Funny Background Event: The Beleaguered Assistant to the blacksmith can be seen beating his master up while Cetardüs is talking to Gaea.
  • Heroism Equals Job Qualification: Inverted for Gaea. The second stinger reveals that minor character Papy PK is actually the head of a well-known bank. The financial situation in which she put the Coalition in the first movie prompts him to offer her a high-paying job.
  • Only in It for the Money: Abraham is okay with putting a bunch of money into Tenshirock's plans because any means of laundering money is convenient for him, no matter what it happens to be.
  • Possession Burnout: One of the quests is to fetchthe plant that will help Pironess recover from getting possessed by Dörtos and help her with other issues.
  • Prove I Am Not Bluffing: The Soulless from the beginning of the movie, that some suspect to be a Fake Defector, gets the opportunity to shoot Dörtos when the latter offers to free him, proving that his Mook–Face Turn is real in the process.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Subverted. But since it's Gaea doing it in the middle of the battle against Arthéon, the subversion catches just about everyone off-guard.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Present as a Funny Background Event between the blacksmith and his Beleaguered Assistant while Cetardüs is talking to Gaea.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Omega Zell and Gaea's weapons need to be forged by one. The one forging Gaea's uses tools, while those forging Omega Zell's are earth elementalists.
  • Unusual Hiring Practices: Gaea is a Starving Student living off a scholarship that she's trying to stretch as long as she can according to All There in the Manual. In the MMORPG that she's playing, she manages to put a whole in-game faction in debt to her via earning in-game currency as a Con Woman with a thing for Blackmail, saving it for years, spending it all in creating a shortage of basic materials in a time of high demand, and reselling it all at inflated prices. This impresses a minor character enough to offer to hire her into a high-level job in a notoriously corrupt bank.
  • Wham Line: The explanation to Ash's "I am not Chinese" Catchphrase is unexpected, to say the least.