Midgar - Shinra's Collapse

The Sister Ray Fires

Conflicts at Shinra HQ

Descent into Midgar

The End of the Turks

Confronting Hojo


If, in following Diamond Weapon, the Highwind rams into it...

Cid
Hey, HEY! What're ya tryin' to do? Break the Highwind? Let's fight on the ground!

They reach and fight Diamond Weapon some miles outside of Midgar, but cannot defeat it. It turns towards Midgar, leaving them behind.

Barret
Wassup, Mr. Monster? What're you lookin' at?

Tifa
What's wrong? Are you still looking for something...?

Nanaki
Something's wrong...

Yuffie
Huh? It's looking somewhere else. Doesn't it want to fight us?

Cait Sith
What's going on?

Vincent
Doesn't look like it's after us. Something else...

Cid
What's wrong? It's like you're blowing us off!

Cloud
No, it's...... feeling something. ......Yeah, it senses murder.

Barret
Let's go back to the Highwind!

Tifa
Let's go to the Airship!

Nanaki
Let's watch from the Airship!

Yuffie
OK, can we go now!?

Cait Sith
Let's go back to the Airship.

Vincent
We should go back to the ship now.

Cid
To my ship!

The others run out. If Cait Sith is in the party, he hangs back with Cloud.

Cait Sith
Oh no! We gotta get outta here!
Something big... I'm talkin' REALLY BIG's comin'!

Otherwise, Cloud's PHS rings.

Cait Sith
Oh no! Let's hurry out of here!
Something big... I'm talkin' REALLY BIG's comin'!


Meanwhile at Shinra Headquarters, Rufus now stands alone in his office.

Heidegger
Hah, hah, hah, Mr. President, preparations for Sister Ray are now in order.

Scarlet
Hah, hah, hah!
Anytime is fine.

Rufus (laughing)
......Fire.


Drawing power from all of Midgar's reactors, the Sister Ray fires a shot northward. The glass on the Shinra building shatters. Diamond Weapon fires a salvo back at Midgar. On the deck of the Highwind, Cloud and the others stand watching.

Tifa
Which direction is it going to attack from?

Nanaki
Midgar!

Barret
Marlene!!

The shot from the Sister Ray goes right through Diamond Weapon as the Highwind flies past. The Weapon flies back.

Barret
Damn...

Nanaki
It went right through Weapon......

Cloud
I see! They're after Sephiroth! The crater on the Northern boundary!


The shot continues on to the Northern Crater and slams into Sephiroth's barrier, destroying it. Back at Shinra Headquarters...

(operator)
Sir! Weapon's been defeated!!
The barrier has disappeared!

There is a pause.

Sir! A mass of high density energy is heading towards Midgar!

Rufus turns and looks. In the street below, people are running away from the Shinra building.

People Fleeing
WHOOA-- Weapon's attacking!
Run for your lives!!

Rufus stands in his office as the blast hits the upper floors of the Shinra building.


Back on the Highwind, Cloud and the others have returned to the bridge.

Cloud
What happened to...... Sephiroth?
Northern Cave...
Let's go see what happened to it.

Barret
When AVALANCHE was jes startin', we used to put up flyers everywhere.
And now, we're up against Sephiroth. How about that?
Feels like a long time ago.

Tifa
Now we're going to fight Sephiroth.
I wonder what the inside of that cave looks like? You think Sephiroth is just sitting there waiting for Meteor?

Nanaki
Will we save the world if we beat Sephiroth?
I'm frightened, but I'll do my best. Let's hurry to the Northern Cave!

Cait Sith
......Wonder what that Sephiroth feller's up to?

Vincent
Defeat Sephiroth... Defeat the son of that beloved woman...
Am I on the verge of committing another sin......?
Or am I atoning as best I can for only watching...?

Cid
Maybe this is the time?

Yuffie
What's the pilot like?
Tell him Yuffie says if he pilots the plane smoothly, give him my autograph...

Learner Pilot (L14)
Hey, Cloud!!!

Cloud
- Y, yeah, let's go!
- U, uh wait

They fly to the Northern Crater, finding the barrier gone.

Cloud
Sephiroth's energy barrier is gone......
Cid! Can the Airship get inside?

Cid
Huh? He's my student, ain't he!? Of course he can go anywhere!

Cloud
Right, sorry about that.

Cait Sith gives a sudden start.

Barret
Yo, Cait Sith! Now what?

Cait Sith
Hold it!
Scarlet! Heidegger! What's going on?


Back at Shinra Headquarters, Reeve, Heidegger, and Scarlet stand in the conference room.

Heidegger
Strange. I can't reach the President!

Reeve
Not the President. To Sister Ray!

Scarlet
Ha, ha, ha. What is it Reeve? You're speaking strangely.

Reeve
None of that matters!
The reactor's output is increasing all by itself!

Scarlet
Ww, wait a minute. That's not wise!
It must cool for 3 hours or it won't work. Reeve, shut off the machine!

Reeve
We can't do that! It's inoperable!

He pulls out his cell phone.

Someone has switched the machine over to mainframe operation!
We can't operate it from here.

Reeve
What about the mainframe? Who!?

He turns to Heidegger.

Hey, call the mainframe!

Heidegger
Huh? Why are you giving orders?

Reeve
I don't give a damn about the details!!


At the Sister Ray's controls...

Hojo
Ha, ha, ha...... Just you wait, Sephiroth.
I'll give you all the Mako you want.

Reeve
Hojo, STOP! The cannon, no, Midgar itself is in danger!

Hojo
Ha, ha, ha...... One or two Midgars? ...it's a small price to pay.

Reeve
Hojo! HOJO......!!

Hojo
Show me...... Sephiroth.
It should be near...
Ha, ha, ha...... Go beyond the powers of science...
Before your presence, science is powerless...
I hate it, but I'll concede to it.
Just... let me see it.
Ha, ha, ha......


Back on the Highwind...

Barret
YO! Do somethin'! Ya big cat!

Cait Sith
We're sunk. Hojo's doing this on his own......
...? ...? H, huh!?
I don't like this......

Barret
You're busted, Reeve!
Too late tryin' to hide it now...

Cloud
Can't you stop the Mako reactor?

Cait Sith
......We can't stop it.

Barret
You're from Shinra, ain't ya? So why's it impossible!?

Cait Sith
............

Cid
We came a long way to get here. You better not double-cross us now!

Cait Sith
I can't make you trust me......

Cid
You damn fool! Don't you understand anything I'm saying?
I don't give a damn about Shinra. If you're a man... no, if you're a human being, you'll save the planet! Don't you even care?

Cait Sith
No way! If we shut down the reactor, all hell will break loose!!

Cid
Why? Can't you just shut off the valve?

Cait Sith
Yeah, it's easy to shut off the reactor's pipe valves......
But the reactor made a path for the energy to escape from below.
Once you open that, it'll be impossible to close it until everything blasts out...
And we can't try to stop the energy from gushing out......

Barret
An explosion!!

Cait Sith
This blast'll be way stronger than when the number 1 reactor blew up!

Barret
Damn...!

Cait Sith
Forget about that......... the CANNON! We've got to get to Midgar! That's the first thing!!

Cloud
Must stop Hojo... first.


At Shinra HQ...

Reeve
Looks like Cloud and the others are on their way. Stay out of the way!

Heidegger
Ghaa haah hah hah!
Don't be so ludicrous! I don't recall you giving me any orders!
The Peace Preservation will give their best effort to make the enemy retreat!
Because of them, I...... I...!

Reeve
That's a private matter......

Heidegger
The President is dead! Now I'm doing things my way!
Ghaa haah hah hah!

Scarlet
Ha, ha, ha.
Heidegger! Now I'm going to use the new weapon!

Two Shinra soldiers run in to restrain Reeve. Scarlet and Heidegger leave the Conference Room.

Reeve
Hey! Wait!!
Cloud, everybody! Sorry......
But!!


Back on the Highwind...

Cait Sith
But!
But you'll come, won't you!?

Cloud
I know!

Cid turns to the pilot.

Cid
Hey!
I'm leaving the ship in your hands!

Pilot
I'm heading for Midgar!

Barret
Comin' and goin'... gettin' pushed around.
But I got a debt to all them back in Midgar that I can't never repay...

Tifa
It's all right.
You're here... Everyone's all together
Together... we can do anything. We've worked this hard already.

Nanaki
I wonder why Hojo performed so many of these experiments?
Why couldn't he content himself with quiet research?

Cait Sith
I can't 'pologize to y'all enough.
If I was just a bit more o' a better feller Ain't none of this woulda happened...

Vincent
Hojo... what a queer fellow.
Such utter lack of scientific talent... compared with the genius of Dr. Gast......
Lucrecia chose him trying to protect him...
Now I understand... I understand... but...

Cid
We're busy runnin' back and forth!
Even my bikini goddess would be pantin' about now!

Yuffie
Headed for... Midgar?
Uh, a, anywhere's fine... I don't care. Just hurry up and land this thing.

Learner Pilot (LV14 Limit Break!)
Yo, Cloud! Whacha gonna do?

Cloud
- Move it!
- Wait

They fly the Highwind back to Midgar.

Pilot
We've reached Midgar!

Barret
Even if we get there, Midgar's under martial law!
There'll be no way we could slip into the slums.

Tifa
Looks like all transportation from the slums is cut off......

Cid
Hey, hey, whaddya think we have Highwind for?
Where are we now!?

Barret
Huh? Where are we...?

Cid
If land's no go... We'll go by air!

Cloud
Okay then! We'll parachute into Midgar!!

Everyone runs from the bridge and gathers on the deck outside.

Cloud
Here we go!!

They all jump off the Highwind and parachute into Midgar, landing in 8th Street, Sector 8. Cait Sith approaches Cloud once he's landed.

Cait Sith
Heidegger is going after you all.
That's why it's dangerous out there. Let's go underground!

Cloud joins the others around an entrance to the Sector 8 underground.

Barret
Sounds strange comin' from me...
But it feels like home bein' back in Midgar.
Kinda makes me sick...

Tifa
We sure got to know the Midgar underground.

Nanaki
I have an old score to settle with Hojo, so let's hurry and go!

Yuffie
This place smells gross. Let's get this over with!

Vincent
So it was Hojo who stirred up all this commotion, after all these years...?

Cid
Yeah! Let's get it over with!

Cait Sith
This is where we go in.

He opens a grate into the underground.

Please! Hurry and come to the Mako Cannon!

Cloud and the others make their way through the underground and reach the train tunnels. If Cloud travels backwards down the tunnel instead of ahead, he first comes across Barret.

Barret
Leave this to me! Hurry to the cannon!

He starts firing towards their rear.

Farther back, he encounters Nanaki at the branch marked 2.

Nanaki
I smell it! The cannon's not this way!

He runs in the other direction.

Going back far enough, Cloud will reach the end of the tunnel, and the W-Item materia.

Cloud
Dead end!

Going forward again, eventually the Turks will intercept Cloud.

Elena
Oh no! They're here!

Cloud and the others turn to face her.

Elena
What are we going to do!? I think it's okay for you to ignore your orders now.

Reno and Rude walk up from behind her.

Reno
...Elena, don't act so weak.

Rude
We're Turks, Elena.

Elena
...Yes, sir. You're right.

Rude
Come on, we've got work to do.

Reno
I'm not really up for it, but...

Elena
Our orders were to seek you out and...
...Kill.
Our company may be in turmoil, but an order's an order.
That's the will and spirit of the Turks! Believe it!

If you completed the Wutai sidequest with Don Corneo, the dialogue continues. Otherwise, Cloud and the others will automatically enter a battle with all three Turks.

Cloud
......

Elena
What are you doing! Let's go!

Cloud
- Okay, let's end this
- No, let's not go

Okay, let's end this

Reno
I know we have a weird relationship, but...
We have to end this... like Turks!

A battle ensues.

Elena
Try this on for size!
Yeow! That hurts!
Take THAT!!

Rude
............

Rude (on defeat)
Reno! Elena! Let's pull out!

Reno (on defeat)
Let's call it a day.

They flee.

No, let's not go

Elena
You showing pity!? Don't take the Turks for fools!

Reno
Wait, Elena.

Elena
Reno! You're not violating the order... are you!?

Reno
Shinra's finished. It's come down to this.

Rude
......

Elena
Rude...

Reno
Elena, you were a great Turk!

Elena
......

Reno
Farewell. If we both survive...
If we can save our lives...

He walks off.

Elena
Remember the spirit of the Turks...!

She salutes and runs off.

Rude
Our mission's finished...

He follows the others.

Cloud and the others move on. At the first branch in the tunnel, they find Yuffie.

Yuffie
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon---!

In the tunnel beyond, Tifa is crouched down on the tracks. She stands.

Tifa
I'm all right! Hurry and go to the cannon!

At the next branch is Cid.

Cid
Which way...!?
Goddamn, piece of $#@^% cannon!!

Going left from here takes them to the Shinra building. As they approach the entrance...

Cait Sith
No, no! The Sister Ray's not this way!

It is possible to enter the Shinra building anyway, but it is empty of employees below the 66th floor, which Cloud can only view from the stairwell.

2nd Floor Shop
Welcome... to the fully automated store. Place your order... now.

63rd Floor Computer
......ga...... ......gaga...... ga......

Eventually Cloud and the others emerge into the streets of Sector 8 again, near the supports for the cannon. They start down the street, but the ground begins shaking, and they stop and look back.

Barret
What the... hell is that!!?

Tifa
This can't be...

Nanaki
!?

Yuffie
Are you serious...?

Vincent
......!

Cid
Hey-hey! You serious...?

Cait Sith
No, no way...... I didn't know they completed it...

A huge robot comes to a stop behind them and a hatch opens.

Heidegger
G'yaaa, Haaa, Haaa!!! Here they come!
G'yaaa, Haaa, Haaa!!! So they really showed up!

Heidegger and Scarlet step out onto the robot's hand

Heidegger
You sure did treat us like dogs up to now!!

Scarlet
You killed off a lot of my precious soldiers!

Heidegger
G'yaaa, Haaa, Haaa!!! But let's see how you do against anti-Weapon artillery!

Scarlet
You guys are worthless, but my proud creation is a sure thing!

They go back inside the hatch.

Scarlet
I'll show you the destructive power of the Proud Clod!

A battle ensues, and they defeat the Proud Clod.

Scarlet
Not that! This is the proud Clod.........!?

Heidegger
Whoooooa!!

The Proud Clod explodes.

Cait Sith
We don't got any time! Please get on with it!

It starts to rain, and Cloud and the others move on down the street and start up the stairs to the Sister Ray.

Cait Sith
This way, Cloud!

Vincent (on a lower platform, watching)
Damn! Hojo...!

If Barret is in the party, there is a treasure chest on the stairs.

Barret
Hey! This is...

Received "Missing Score"!

Barret
This is great. Hold on, Hojo......!

They climb to the top of the stairs and reach Hojo, who is working at the cannon's controls.

Cloud
Hojo! Stop right there!!

Hojo
Oh... the failure.

Cloud
At least remember my name! It's Cloud!

Hojo
Every time I see you, I...
It pains me that I had so little scientific sense...
I evaluated you as a failed project.
But, you are the only one that succeeded as a Sephiroth-clone.
Heh, heh, heh...... I'm even beginning to hate myself.

Cloud
None of that matters... just stop this nonsense!

Hojo (pausing)
...nonsense?
Oh, this?

He turns around.

Ha, ha, ha...
Sephiroth seems to be counting on the energy.
So I'm going to lend him a hand.

Cloud
Why!? Why do that!?

Hojo
Quit asking me why, you moron.
Hmm... actually, you might be cut out to be a scientist.

He turns back to the controls.

Energy level is at...... 83%. It's taking too long.
My son is in need of power and help. ...That's the only reason.

Cloud
...your son?

Hojo
Ha, ha, ha... Although he doesn't know.
Ha, ha, ha... HA, HA, HA...!!
What will Sephiroth think when he finds out I'm his father?
Always looking down on me like that.
HA, HA, HA...!!

Cloud
Sephiroth is your son!?

Vincent
......!

Hojo
Ha, ha, ha...
I offered the woman with my child to Professor Gast's Jenova Project.
When Sephiroth was still in the womb, we took the cells of Jenova...
HA, HA, HA!!

Vincent
You......!

Cloud
I can't believe you're the one who did this...
The illusionary crime against Sephiroth...

Hojo turns around.

Hojo
Heee, hee, hee, hee! No you're wrong!
It's my desire as a scientist! Heee, hee, hee, hee!

Vincent
......
I was...... wrong. The one that should have slept was...
...You, Hojo!

Hojo
I... was defeated by my desire to become a scientist.
I lost the last time as well.
I've injected Jenova's cells into my own body!
Heee, hee, hee!
Here are......
Heee, hee, hee!
...my results!!

Cloud and the others enter a battle with Hojo.

Hojo
Gwah, haw, haw!!
Haw... now let's see
how the Mako juice is reacting?

Hojo morphs into Helletic Hojo, and later into Lifeform Hojo. Cloud and the others manage to defeat him.

Cloud
......

Barret
Anyway... that's the end of the cannon...

Tifa
I can't believe Sephiroth is Hojo's son...

Nanaki
The father...

Yuffie
How sad... for him...

Vincent
Hojo...rest in peace...

Cid
%$#&$*&^%^

Cait Sith
I'm so glad you came.


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