Rocket Town - Huge Materia

Arrival at the Rocket

The Launch

The Huge Materia

The Escape Pod

Back on the Highwind

The Aftermath in Rocket Town


Cloud and the others arrive at Rocket Town.

Inside the inn...

Barkeeper
Seems like Palmer of Shinra, Inc. ordered soldiers to restore the rocket...

Man
Even with all this goin' on outside, that guy still won't come out of the bathroom? He must be a damn water tank!?

Back outside...

Mechanic
What's young president Rufus doing by getting all those mechanics together?

Redhead
The Shinra serious 'bout launching that piece of crap rocket? But why now...?

Old Man
There's a bunch of Shinra people here messin' with the rocket...
Is my rocket... all right?

Cloud heads for the rocket. Below, a couple stands watching.

Man
Mmmmm, a SPECTACLE.

Woman
Is something about to happen? Oh, I'm getting excited.

Soldiers
Those terrorists are here!

Cloud and the others fight off the first two soldiers and run up the stairs.

Commander
Don't let them get any further! Everyone, ATTACK---!

They fight off a second set of soldiers.

Commander
Urrrgh, you're not going anywhere! Uh un, nowhere!

They fight off the last of the soldiers outside of the rocket.

If Cid is not in the party...

Cid runs up the steps to join Cloud.

Cid
Wait, Cloud!
If you're gonna kick those *#$% Shinra out of my rocket, then take me with you!
ALL RIGHT! Let's show those &$!@& Shinra!

If Cid is in the party...

Cid
Goddammit, what the hell do they think they're gonna do to my rocket!?
I'm outta here, Cloud! I'm gonna kick those $^%$# Shinra right out of my rocket!

If Cloud attempts to leave the launchpad...

Cid
Cloud, what are you doin'!? There gonna launch the rocket!!

The couple still stands watching below.

Man
Mmmm, here comes some hard action!

Woman
What? You guys are terrorists? Wow, that's kinda exciting!

They continue up the ladder to the rocket and encounter Rude of the Turks.

Rude
...you again?
...We will eliminate everyone who gets in Shinra's way.

They fight and defeat Rude, who collapses on the walkway.

Rude
Ugh......... gh.........
......they got us.
...hmm.

Cloud and the others enter the rocket.

Commander
You... you! Why are you here? Rude of the Turks should've been here!!

Cloud
Too bad. Those guys are over there.

Commander
Oh man... the Turks, being done in like that... But, I won't let you through!

They fight off the commander.

Commander
urrrrgh...

They continue into the cockpit, where Cid's old crew is preparing for the launch.

Cid
Hey! What the hell're you guys doin'!?

Mechanic 1
Hey! Just when I thought somethin' was goin' on, you come back!

Mechanic 3
Listen to me, Captain. We're gonna launch this rocket!

Cid
Huh? What are you talkin' 'bout?

Mechanic 2
We're gonna load a Materia bomb in this and blow up Meteor.

Mechanic 1
Our rocket's gonna save the planet!

Mechanic 2
Urrrrgh. Man this is so COOL!!

Cloud
Wait a minute!

Cid
Shut up!! Just shut the hell up!

He turns back to his crew.

How's the rocket?

Cloud turns to the other party member and shrugs.

Mechanic 1
It's pretty much OK.

Mechanic 2
But...

Mechanic 3
We planned to run it into Meteor on Auto-Pilot, but the most important device is broken.

Cid
Broken? How's the repair goin'?

Mechanic 3
Shera's doin' it...

Cid
Oh great! What a buncha wizards you guys are! She's gonna take a 100 years!
I'll take over, so don't worry about the Auto-Pilot!
Hey, go ahead! Go tell everyone!

Mechanics
All right, Captain. Good luck.

They all run out.

Cloud
Hey, Cid! What're you doing!?
There are generations of knowledge and wisdom inside the Materia.
We're gonna borrow their powers and save the planet from Sephiroth.
There's no way that we can lose the Huge Materia. You understand that, right?

Cid
Yeah, I understand. I understand that Materia is precious, and I also understand what you're thinking.
But listen.
I don't give a rat's ass whether it's science or magical power.
No, I guess if I had to choose, I'd rather put my money on the power of science.
Humans who used to only roam around on the ground are able to fly now!
And finally, we're about to go into outer space.
Science is a "Power" created and developed by humans. And science just might be what saves this planet.
I was able to earn my living thanks to science. So to me, there's nothing greater!
Now quit your worrying 'bout what Shinra's gonna do!
I don't want to regret not having done something later.

Cloud
But, Cid......

Cid
Shut the hell up!! I don't wanna hear it!!
Alright, time to get to work! Anyone who ain't involved, get the hell outta here!

The rocket starts shaking.

Cid
What the hell......? What the hell happened!?

Palmer (over the intercom)
Hey-hey!

Cid
Palmer! What the hell did'ya do!?

Palmer
They said they finished repairing the Auto-Pilot. So, I laun---ched it!

Cid
Goddamn Shera! Why'd she pick today to get fast!

He runs to the control panel.

DAMN! Won't even budge! It's completely locked up!

Palmer
Hey-hey-hey! Almost lift off!

Cid
What the!? No countdown!? It just don't seem the same without it!

Palmer
Hey!!!! Hey-hey!!! Blast-----off!

The rocket blasts off from the launch pad and into space.

Cid
I finally made it... outer space...
Let's see, how's the course set...?
Yup, it's headed for a collision with Meteor.

Barret
Can't we do somethin'? We can't jus' leave it.

Tifa
Can't we do something? If it goes on, we're......

Nanaki
What should we do? Are we all going to die?

Yuffie
Hey old man! Do something!

Cait Sith
What shall we do? What shall we do?
I'm a toy, so I don't care, but for all of you it's a different story...

Vincent
We're in space now. A long rest...

Cid
That damn Palmer went outta his way to lock the Auto-Pilot device. We might not be able to change the course.

Cloud
...this is the end?

Cid
Huh? What the hell're you sayin'? You're still young, and you give up that easily?
I'm not gonna crash into Meteor.
Just watch.
I keep an Escape Pod on the rocket just for emergencies like this.
I deciphered the lock code on the Escape Pod. We'll bail right before we crash into Meteor.

Barret
Hey wait a second!
What's gonna happen to the Huge Materia?

Tifa
Hey, what about the Huge Materia?

Nanaki
But, what are we going to do with the Huge Materia? Are we just going to give it up?

Yuffie
Hmm? What are we gonna do with the Huge Materia?
If you don't want it, maybe... you could... give it to ME!

Cait Sith
By the way, what are we goin' to do with the Huge Materia?

Vincent
Then the remaining question is what to do with the Huge Materia.

Cid
......
If you want the Materia, do whatever you want!
The Materia should be there after you climb that ladder.

Cloud
...You sure?

Cid
I dunno...
I know what I said a minute ago.
But maybe all that I really wanted was just to go into outer space.
So, why don't you all do whatever you think is right?

If Cloud moves to leave the cockpit without getting the Huge Materia...

Cid
Hey, Cloud.
If you're goin' to get the Materia, it's this way.

Cloud has the option of climbing the ladder to where the Huge Materia is kept.

Cloud
I finally found the Huge Materia...

Cid
It's structured so that the lock can be opened if we enter the passcode from this control panel.
Hey Cloud, you know how to use it, right?
Everytime it says, 'Enter Passcode,' push one of those O X △ ◻ buttons.
If you punch in the right code, it'll unlock and you can get the Huge Materia!

Cloud
So, what order am I supposed to enter the passcode in?

Cid
I dunno. Just try and punch in the code randomly.

If Cloud inputs the correct code on the first try...

Passcode Confirmed
Identified as an Authorized User
Unlocked

Cid
Whoa, pretty good! You got the passcode in a single try!
You must've known the passcode. If not, it's impossible.

Received Key Item "Huge Materia"!

If Cloud inputs the wrong code on the first try...

Passcode input error
Unauthorized User identified
Protection System will activate in 3 minutes

Cid
Seems like you missed the code!
If we don't enter the correct passcode before the Protection System activates, we won't be able to get the Materia back!
I heard there's a passcode only the top people in Shinra know.
We probably have to enter that. Try and enter some codes while I try and remember that passcode!
I think the first digit wasn't a ◻.
I think the second digit wasn't an X...
The second digit wasn't a △. I'm sure of it!
The third digit was an X ......I think.
I'm pretty sure that the last digit was a △. No, maybe it was an X...?
I have a feeling you push the O only once...
Did you use the △? I'm pretty sure you didn't...
I think there was a key that you have to push twice...
Hmmmmmm, I can't remember. Give me some more time!

If Cloud inputs the correct code before the time runs out...

Passcode Confirmed
Identified as an Authorized User
Unlocked

Cid
Alright, Cloud!! It's unlocked!
Yup, my great advice saved the day.

Received Key Item "Huge Materia"!

If they fail...

Protection System Activated

Cid
Ahhh &$#$#! The Protection System just activated!
...Cloud, too bad, but we gotta let it go.

Cloud and the others make for the escape pod. As they pass through the engine room, one of the oxygen tanks explodes.

Cid
Grrrgh!
Damn! My leg's stuck in the debris......

Cloud
Cid!!

Cloud and the other party member move to lift the debris.

Barret
...damn! ...can't lift it!

Tifa
...I can't! It's so heavy, I can't lift it...

Nanaki
I can't do anything with my strength alone......!

Yuffie
I can't budge it by myself!!

Cait Sith
What shall we do--- It won't budge!

Vincent
...no. I can't lift it.

Cid
Don't worry 'bout me. Hurry up and go! If you don't hurry, the rocket's gonna crash into Meteor!

Cloud
...I can't go without my friends.

Cid
You ^%#@&%......! No time to worry 'bout other people!

Cloud
I'm gonna do whatever I can.

Cid
You're stupid. You're really $#&^%$* stupid.
Tank Number 8 blew up...... So Tank Number 8... really was malfunctioning......
Shera... You were right.
But, ......this is the end for me.

The door opens.

Shera
Don't say that, Cid.

Cid
Huh!? Shera!?

Shera
I tagged along. I'm coming to help you.

She moves to help Cloud pull.

Cid
You stupid &$#&%*%&%#!!
......Sorry.

With Shera's help, they manage to free Cid, and she leads them towards the escape pod.

Shera
The Escape Pod is this way. Please hurry.

They follow Shera to the pod.

Shera
Hurry. I'm going to detach the Escape Pod.

Cid
Hey, Shera! Does this Pod really fly?

Shera
It'll be OK. I've been checking it till now.

Cid
.........Then I'm relieved.

Shera
......Thanks.

They detach in the escape pod.

Cid (plastered to the window)
So this is...... outer space...
Man... it's the real thing... I'm really here in outer space...
So long, Shinra No. 26...

The rocket goes on to crash into Meteor. The explosion is blinding, but afterwards, Meteor remains, barely harmed at all.


Back on the Highwind...

Cloud
Rufus and the others plan was a failure...

Barret
What a bust... But I kinda hoped it'd work.

Cait Sith
We been botherin' them as much as we can...
But there ain't no other way... Wonder if we've been wrong all this time?

Nanaki
Makes you worry, doesn't it?

Tifa
Don't worry! Think!

Cid
Hey! The girl's right.
You start worryin' and there's no stoppin' it! Things just start fallin' apart and get worse and worse.

Barret
You're pretty damn optimistic! You up to somethin'?

Cid
Yeah, I been thinkin' about this and that.
All the time we been up here lookin' at the planet.
I been thinkin' even when we were floatin' in the ocean in that escape pod.

Cloud
I've... been thinking too. About the universe... planet... ocean.
How wide and big... No matter where I go and what I do it won't change a thing.

Cid
Maybe you're right.
But I came up with something different.
I always thought this planet was so huge.
But lookin' at it from space, I realized it's so small.
We're just floatin' in the dark. ......kind of makes you feel powerless.
On top of that it's got Sephiroth festerin' inside it like a sickness.
That's why I say this planet's still a kid.
A little kid sick and trembling in the middle of this huge universe.
Someone's gotta protect it.
Ya follow me? That someone is us.

Tifa
Cid... that's beautiful.

Barret
Yo! Cid! You even got to me!
Do, now what? How're we gonna protect the planet from Meteor?

Cid scratches his head and sits down.

Cid
...............I'm still thinkin' about that.

The others shake their heads and disperse.

Nanaki
Huh!?
Did you...... hear something?

They hear the Planet's screaming.

Tifa
The planet's scream...... or Meteor...? Is it this planet?

Cloud
Hey, how do we know that this is really the planet's scream?

Tifa
Did you forget?
Bugenhagen told us.

Cloud
Bugenhagen...

Nanaki
Let's go see Grandfather! To Cosmo Canyon!
I'm sure he'll be able to tell us something that will be helpful!

Barret
That Bugenhagen guy... He was a weird old dude.
I thought he was some kinda naturalist, but he was all into them machines.

Tifa
Did Bugenhagen...... tell you anything?

Nanaki
Hurry, hurry! We must go meet Grandfather!

Cait Sith
This's just between you 'n' me but...
That there Bugenhagen feller, used to be a pretty handy Shinra worker.
Yep, he ain't never bought no weapons or Mako though......

Vincent
The machines in Cosmo Canyon were presents of Dr. Gast.
Wrapped up in the planet's strange notions surrounded by Shinra-made machines...
Science and the planet lived side by side in that old man's heart.

Cid
Maybe it's just me, but has this ship been remodeled without me knowin' it?
All these switches and levers. They're kinda gettin' to me.

Yuffie
What? Are we there?
I know it's all for Wutai, But I can't take much more of this.

Learner Pilot (L10)
Shall we go?

Cloud
- Let's
- No, let's not


On returning to Rocket Town afterwards...

Inside the inn...

Barkeeper
Even though they failed to blow up Meteor with the rocket, the Shinra haven't given up yet...
Looks like they're gathering all the weapons from all their bases and are preparing for a final showdown.

Man
OK, which is it gonna be? Meteor hits us first, or that guy comes out of the bathroom?
I'm not movin' from this spot till I see it with my own eyes.

Inside a house...

Man
Even the rocket launch wasn't all THAT great.

Woman
Now that one of Shinra's greatest events is over, I guess it's back to the same old boring everyday life again...

In the Item Shop...

Woman
Is Gramps gonna stay like that even though rocket's gone?

Back outside...

Old Man
My, my precious rocket... It's gone.
Hmph, I know. No matter how much I look, the rocket's still gone.
But I just can't stop it. Just call it an old man's folly if you will.
Sorry to get you into this. For me, it's a kinda hobby.
But, out of appreciation, let me give you this.

Received "Venus Gospel"!

Old Man
I wish you'd take care of it and use it...
Maybe it's time for me to get a new hobby...
Mmm. You know that Shinra sports car at Cid's house? It might be fun to try and restore that thing...

Redhead
I get so restless now that the rocket's gone. And now that we can see Meteor clearly, ...I can't stand it.

Mechanic
I still can't believe that piece of crap rocket actually made it into space... I guess the mechanic was a genius.

Cid's house...

Shera
Now all we have to take care of is Meteor, right? You should be able...
Excuse me... ...Please take care of the Captain.


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