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                  **                                        **
                  **              THE BOUNCER               **
                  **                                        **
                  **                                        **
                  **         FAQ / MOVELIST / Q & A         **
                  **                                        **
                  **                                        **
                  **              VERSION 1.50              **
                  **              FINAL UPDATE              **
                  **                                        **
                  **        AUTHOR:  JABRONI KENSHIN        **
                  **         jabronikenshin@msn.com         **
                  **                                        **
                  **                                        **
                  ********************************************


Note from author: Thanks to a great person who goes by the name John Lee I can finally put
                  this FAQ to rest, because he helped me get the final character WONG LEUNG.

One more note: Just because it says Final up on top it doesn't mean there won't be any
               updates.  If there needs to be any changes made, I'll make it though
               don't expect too many from this point on.  However, when the US
               version comes out, I'm going to make an update as if there are any
               differences between the two versions of the game.

Important Note:  The game will not play without Duel Shock 2 compatible controllers, and
                 multiplayer requires the PS2 multi-tap also

=======================================
==  @>  ==        LEGAL STUFF        ==
=======================================

The Bouncer Copyright Squaresoft 2000
This FAQ Copyright Jabroni Kenshin, and can not by any means be posted, copied (whole or
in part) without given permission from author.

==========================================================
==  A>  ==        How to Change Laguage Settings        ==
==========================================================

One of the coolest thing about this game that it's in both English and Japanese!!!
For those who can't understand a shred of japanese here's instructions on how to
change the game language (if you haven't already figured it out).

First off go to options, the following screen will be laid out accordingly
(note the default language is Japanese)

CONTROLLER SETTINGS         LOAD & SAVE
SOUND SETTINGS              LANGUAGE SELECTION

                                     EXIT

Go to language selection (last option in 2nd row)

Go to the 3rd row, and change this option to the option on the left, this will
make all your menus in english, and from there you'll be able to understand
all the other options.

**NOTE:  On the Japanese version, this needs to be done as it doesn't
         save the language settings.

=============================================
==  B>  ==        TABLE OF CONTENTS        ==
=============================================

@>  Legal Stuff
A>  How to Change Language Settings
B>  Table of Contents
C>  Updates
D>  Q & A
E>  Story
F>  Characters
    1>  SION BARZAHD
    2>  VOLT KRUEGER
    3>  KOU LEIFOH
    4>  DOMINIQUE CROSS
    5>  DAURAGON C. MIKADO
    6>  KALDEA ORCHID
    7>  ECHIDNA
    8>  MUGETSU
    9>  WONG LEUNG 
    10> PD-4 
G>  Game Modes
    1>  Story Mode
    2>  Versus Mode
    3>  Survival Mode
    4>  Options
H>  Controls
I>  Move List
    1>  SION BARZAHD
    2>  VOLT KRUEGER
    3>  KOU LEIFOH
    4>  ECHIDNA
    5>  DAURAGON C. MIKADO (one-armed tied)
    6>  DAURAGON C. MIKADO (normal)
    7>  DAURAGON C. MIKADO (without jacket)
    8>  DAURAGON C. MIKADO (no shirt)
    9>  MUGETSU
    10> MUGETSU (unmasked)
    11> PD-4
    12> DOMINIQUE CROSS
    13> KALDEA ORCHID
    14> WONG LEUNG
    15> LEANN CALDWELL
J>  Game Tips / Secrets
K>  Loading Screen Dialogues
    1>  Sion Barzahd
    2>  Volt Krueger
    3>  Kou Leifoh
AA> Acknowledgements

===================================
==  C>  ==        UPDATES        ==
===================================

Version 1.50 1/08/01
  - Hopefully the final update that needs to be made
  - Added How to get Wong Leung (thanks to John Lee) and his move list
  - Added how to get Leann Caldwell
  - Added a bit more to the Q & A section

Version 1.40 1/07/01
  - Finished Sion Loading Screen Dialogue
  - Found out missing a few Loading Screen Dialogues for Kou and Volt and added them
  - Added LEANN CALDWELL to character move list
  - Added more moves to all characters

Version 1.30 1/06/01
  - Finished Kou's Loading Screen Dialogue
  - Added DAURAGON C. MIKADO (no shirt) to character move list
  - Added a more moves to Move list for all characters
  - Added a few more secrets and game tips
  - Added one Q & A to Q & A section

Version 1.20 1/05/01
  - Added Game Tips / Secrets section
  - Finished Volt's Loading Screen Dialogue and added a few moves to his move list
  - Started on Kou's Loading Screen Dialogue

Version 1.11 1/04/01
  - Added a bit more to Volt's Loading Screen Dialogue

Version 1.10 1/02/01
  - Added More Characters and moves to Move List
  - Added Loading Screen Diaglogues section
  - Changed order of FAQ
  - Added a few more questions to Q&A

Version 1.00 12/30/00
  - First Version of FAQ
  - Very Incomplete

=================================
==  D>  ==        Q & A        ==
=================================

Q:  Can I play it on the US PS2?
A:  Unfortunatly there hasn't been a Mod Chip to date that'll let you play imports on
    the PS2, so only those with a Japanese system can play the game (at least until
    march).

Q:  Does the Game require a high level of japanese to understand?
A:  No, the beauty of the game is that it's duel langauge both Japanese and English

Q:  Why is it that when I change my controller settings, then load my game in story mode
    that it resets to the controls I had before?
A:  What happens when you load your game is that it changes everything to last save state,
    if you want to have your changes to the controller settings kept when you load, you
    need to save it in the options menu

Q:  How do I use the Extra Skills?
A:  All extra skills are done by pressing a combination of buttons which can be found in
    either this faq or in the pause screen of the game.  Remember that SION, VOLT, and KOU
    need to earn their ES in the story mode.

Q:  What's the story??
A:  See info in next section

Q:  How long the game take??
A:  The game takes just about 4-6 hours to pass once, but however the game has tremendous
    replayablity, so it actually lasts longer.

Q:  Sometimes I do an attack that has all three bouncers teaming up on one character,
    How is this done?
A:  Basically all you have to do is taunt (Gesture) within a window of time while
    another character is doing a taunt.  When you here one of your teammates doing their
    gesture, try to do yours as quickly as possible an the tri attack will happen.
    Note that the attack depends on who you're playing at the time, and this attack will
    not work on bosses.

Q:  How do I unlock _________?
A:  See the GAME TIPS / SECRETS section of this faq

Q:  What's the main difference between the US game and the Japanese one
A:  Don't know yet as the US hasn't been released yet, though I'll make sure I'll put what
    differences there are (if any).

Any more questions please write to the author

=================================
==  E>  ==        STORY        ==
=================================

From DOG STREET, you can see the MIKADO BUILDING,
the headquarters of the multinational MIKADO GROUP corporation. 
You can expect to find many bouncers in the bars in this part of town. 
 
 
SION, KOU, and VOLT are bouncers who defend their bar, FATE,
from any hooligan that tries to invade their territory.  
 
DOMINIQUE, a young girl SION found lying in the middle of town,
eventually becomes a mascot for the bar FATE,
though nobody really knows where she comes from. 
 
For a while, everything is peaceful and boring.
Suddenly, however, DOMINIQUE is kidnapped by MIKADO's Special Forces. 
 
What is MIKADO up to?
What is DOMINIQUE's secret?
Can SION and the other bouncers save DOMINIQUE? 
The bouncers' longest night is just about to begin! 
 

======================================
==  F>  ==        CHARACTERS        ==
======================================

=====********************
= 1 =**  SION BARZAHD  **
=====********************
AGE : 19
HEIGHT : 5' 9" 

Bouncer at a bar called FATE.
After losing his girlfriend two years ago,
SION closed off his heart. 

But DOMINIQUE's bright and
warm heart is beginning to 
open him up again. 

Silver accessories are his trademark.
SION loves the DOG STREET brand


=====********************
= 2 =**  VOLT KRUEGER  **
=====********************
AGE : 27
HEIGHT : 6' 4" 

Bouncer at a bar called FATE.
Speaks little.
VOLT seems to know a lot about the MIKADO GROUP. 

His trademark facial piercings
make people more afraid of him
than necessary.



=====********************
= 3 =**   KOU LEIFOH   **
=====********************
AGE : 25
HEIGHT : 6' 1" 

Bouncer at a bar called FATE.
Easily excited and a bit of 
a smooth talker,
KOU lightens the mood 
around his friends. 

Not just a smooth talker,
KOU is a great fighter, too. 


=====*********************
= 4 =** DOMINIQUE CROSS **
=====*********************
AGE : 15
HEIGHT : 4' 10"

Rescued by SION, who found her 
collapsed in the middle of town. Bright and friendly, DOMINIQUE
is now a mascot for FATE, the bar 
where the bouncers work. 

SION and the other bouncers get into
a great deal of trouble because of her... 


=====************************
= 5 =** DAURAGON C. MIKADO **
=====************************
AGE : 26
HEIGHT : 6' 2"

The young leader of the 
multinational MIKADO GROUP corporation. 
He reached his current position 
because he is the adopted son of 
the previous leader. 
He has trained since his youth to 
lead the company. 
As a result, he reigns as a 
cold-hearted leader, calm and 
collected no matter what the circumstances. 
He is the mastermind behind DOMINIQUE's kidnapping.
His true motives will be unveiled as the story unfolds. 

=====********************
= 6 =**  KALDEA ORCHID **
=====********************
AGE : Unknown
HEIGHT : 5' 5"

A beautiful lady who is always by 
DAURAGON's side. There is always 
sadness in her face. 
She is the only one who truly understands him. 


=====********************
= 7 =**     ECHIDNA    **
=====********************
AGE : 25
HEIGHT : 5' 5" 

Executive member of the
MIKADO GROUP.
Unyielding and proud.
Her loud wardrobe and unique
hairstyle are her trademarks.
She and VOLT shared some
connection in the past... 


=====********************
= 8 =**     MUGETSU    **
=====********************
AGE : 30?
HEIGHT : 5' 11" 

Leader of MIKADO Special Force.
Possessing tremendous physical abilities,
MUGETSU attacks the bar FATE
and kidnaps DOMINIQUE with his team.  

=====********************
= 9 =**   WONG LEUNG   **
=====********************
AGE : Unknown
HEIGHT : Unknown 

A loyal servant of the MIKADO family since the previous CEO. 
He served as master to DAURAGON and SION, training them both in martial arts. 
He may look stern and uptight, but he is a man of character. 
He knows what DAURAGON is planning and is troubled. 

======********************
= 10 =**      PD-4      **
======********************

AGE : ??
HEIGHT : 5'11" 

Humanoid weapons developed by MIKADO, using bionoid technology. 
Because they are prototypes, there are very few operational units. 
They speak in a cold, mechanical, female tone of voice. 

======================================
==  G>  ==        GAME MODES        ==
======================================

=====*********************
= 1 =**    STORY MODE   **
=====*********************

This is for one player only, there are three modes avaiable
NEW GAME; LOAD GAME; EXTRA GAME
all of these are pretty self explanitory and are also described in the game.

The story mode has different branches, but for the most part there is really
only 1 story with 3 different views.

During the course of the story mode is where you unlock the extra characters
(see GAME TIPS / SECRETS section).

=====*********************
= 2 =**   VERSUS MODE   **
=====*********************

BATTLE ROYAL
This mode supports 2 to 4 players
It's basically last man standing rules

TEAM BATTLE
Only 2 players in this game
Each team consists of 3 members; 1 leader and 2 support
The object is to defeat the other teams leade, when this is achieved you win the round

=====*********************
= 3 =**  SURVIVAL MODE  **
=====*********************

START GAME
One player only, just as it says it's a survival mode.  Defeat as many opponents
as possible before you're stamina runs out.

RANKINGS
To view rankings

=====*********************
= 4 =**     OPTIONS     **
=====*********************

This is where you can change your CONTROLLER SETTINGS, SOUND SETTINGS, LANGUAGE SELECTION
LOAD & SAVE from memory card

====================================
==  H>  ==        CONTROLS        ==
====================================

Bouncer is unique that it takes full advantage of the duel shock controller
It uses the analog buttons along with the D-Pad as well.

For moving purposes, you can either use the D-Pad, or the left stick, when using the D-pad
take note that each direction is also analog or pressure sensative.  if you lightly hold the
direction you'll be walking, but if you apply maximum pressure you'll begin to run

As for the attack buttons, there are 2 levels that apply in THE BOUNCER, light and hard.
In the options for controller setting, there is section where you can change and
test sensitivity.  Any pressure below halfway will be considered light in the game, and
anything beyond halfway will be considerd hard.  Practice it for a while as it is very
useful in the game

=====================================
==  I>  ==        MOVE LIST        ==
=====================================
The characters are ordered as they appear in the select screen (left-to-right;
row 1 to row 2).

Legend
------
l  =  low attack (light press) 
L  =  low attack (hard press) 

m  =  mid attack (light press)
M  =  mid attack (hard press)

h  =  high attack (light press)
H  =  high attack (hard press)

j  =  jump attack (light press)
J  =  jump attack (hard press)

ES =  Extra Skill
G  =  Guard
D  =  Any direction
+  =  Press buttons simoultaneously

*  =  Move needs to be "purchased" in story mode

NOTE:  Moves for extra characters are listed as if they're at Rank: S
       (see GAME TIPS/SECRETS section on how to raise these characters rank).

=====******************
= 1 =** SION BARZAHD **
=====******************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M,m
M,m
l,L
L
j,J
J
D + h
D + m
D + l
D + j,j

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Buster Throw*
ES + h (grapple move)
Torpedo Kick*
ES + m
Ground Sweep*
ES + l,l,l,l,l,l
Floating Mine*
ES + j
Tornado Uppercut*
ES + h + j
Double Knuckle*
ES + m + l
Hurricane Blitz*
ES + l + j


=====******************
= 2 =** VOLT KRUEGER **
=====******************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J
D + h
D + m

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Shoulder Uppercut*
ES + h
Hammer Typhoon*
ES + m
Lift Up Slam*
ES + l (grapple move)
Power Bridge*
ES + j (grapple move)
Cannonball Strike*
ES + h + m (grapple move)
Earthshaker*
ES + m + l (grapple move)
Giant Swing*
ES + l + j (grapple move)


=====******************
= 3 =**  KOU LEIFOH  **
=====******************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H,H,H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J
d + l
d + j,j

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Heel Smash*
ES + l
Circular Uppercut*
ES + m
Double Spin Kick*
ES + j
Mountain Storm*
ES + h (grapple move)
Lightning Smash*
ES + l + j
Tiger Spin Kick*
ES m + l
Tiger Frenzy*
ES + h + j
Raging Tiger*
ES + h + m


=====******************
= 4 =**    ECHIDNA   **
=====******************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M
M
l
L
j
J
D + m


------------
Extra Skills
------------
Missle Kick
ES + j
Cyclone Drive
ES + l,l,l
Dead-End Carnival
ES + h,h,h,h
Double Slap
ES + m,m
Ambush Strike
ES + h + m


=====*****************************************
= 5 =** DAURAGON C. MIKADO (one-armed tied) **
=====*****************************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,H
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J
D + j,j

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Whirlwind Kick
ES + m
Crescent Moon Slash
ES + j
Triple Rave Kick
ES + h,h,h
Elbow Spear
ES + h + m


=====*********************************
= 6 =** DAURAGON C. MIKADO (normal) **
=====*********************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J,J
D + j,j

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Whirlwind Kick
ES + m
Crescent Moon Slash
ES + j
Dragon Claw
ES + h
Dragon Blitz
ES + h + m
Wyvern's Sting
ES + h + j (grapple move)


=====*****************************************
= 7 =** DAURAGON C. MIKADO (without jacket) **
=====*****************************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J,J
D + m
D + j,j

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Sonic Elbow
ES + m
Dragon Spiral
ES + l
Launcher
ES + j
Jet Uppercut
ES + m + l


=====*******************************************
= 8 =**     DAURAGON C. MIKADO (no shirt)     **
=====*******************************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J,J
D + m

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Sonic Elbow
ES + m
Dragon Spiral
ES + l
Flying Dragon Kick
ES + j
Rushing Beat
ES + m + l


=====******************
= 9 =**    MUGETSU   **
=====******************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H,H
m,m,m
m,M
M,M
l,L,L
L
j
J
D + h

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Ren-Getsu
ES + m,m
Gen-Getsu (Hell)
ES + l
Gen-Getsu (Heaven)
ES + h
Hi Getsu
ES + j,j


======****************************
= 10 =**    MUGETSU (Unmasked)  **
======****************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,m
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J
D + m

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Shi-Getsu
ES + m,m
Fuku-Getsu
ES + l,l
Ka-Getsu
ES + h,h
Ran-Getsu
ES + h + m


======******************
= 11 =**     PD-4     **
======******************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h,h
h,h,h,H
h,h,H
h,H
H
m,m,m
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
j,j(fast)
j,j,j(fast)
J
D + j

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Thunder Fall
ES + h
Lightning Whip
ES + m
Elbow Spin Break
ES + l,l
Lightning Viper
ES + h + m


======*********************
= 12 =** DOMINIQUE CROSS **
======*********************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J
D + m

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Spike Bomber
ES + j
Linear Drive
ES + m (grapple move)
Rolling Power Throw
ES + l (grapple move)
Destruction Uppercut
ES + h

======*******************
= 13 =** KALDEA ORCHID **
======*******************
Note: Kaldea has the ability to shapeshift, thus causing her to have two movelists
----------------------
Basic Arts (As Person)
----------------------
h,h,h
h,H
H,h
m,m
m,M
M
l
L
j
J


------------------------
Extra Skills (As Person)
------------------------
Griffin Talons
ES + j
Meteor Storm
ES + h
Griffin Tail
ES + m,m
Shape Shift
ES + l

-----------------------
Basic Arts (As Panther)
-----------------------
h
H
m
M
l
L
j
J

-------------------------
Extra Skills (As Panther)
-------------------------
Spinning Rush
ES + h
Wild Fang
ES + m (grapple move)
Shape Shift
ES + l


======************************
= 14 =**     WONG LEUNG     **
======************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m,M
M
l,L
L
j
J

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Step-In Elbow
ES + h
Vertical Smasher
ES + m
Launcher
ES + l
Cross Break
ES + m +l
Silent Exploder
ES + h + m
Wyvern's Charge
ES + h + j


======****************************
= 15 =**     LEANN CALDWELL     **
======****************************
----------
Basic Arts
----------
h,h,h
h,H
H
m
M
l,L
L
j
J
D + h
D + m
D + l

------------
Extra Skills
------------
Shuriken Kick
ES + h
Rising Spinner
ES + j
Shoulder Slam
ES + m (grapple move)
Somersault Edge
ES + h + j


===============================================
==  J>  ==        GAME TIPS / SECRETS        ==
===============================================

* GAME TIP -=- During the story mode, the best thing to do is concentrate on getting
               the stats up as opposed to getting more moves. This really helps the
               first time through the game...

* GAME TIP -=- Do a chain attack to get more Bouncer Points, to get a chain bonus
               defeat 2 or more enemies within 5 seconds of each other.

* SECRET   -=- To level up the extra characters you must beat them in story mode.  Every
               time you beat a character S/he will go up to the rank of the character
               that you beat them with.  With the case of Dominique, she goes up
               to match whomever is escorting her.

* GAME TIP -=- To access alternate costumes / colors for selected characters (all modes
               besides story) , hold either R1,R2,L1 or L2 while choosing character
               (note that R1 is actually the default costume/color).

* GAME TIP -=- Here's a reference for the signals Kou uses when he's dressed as the enemy
                 TRIANGE:  (Salute) Old Man in thought
                              Maintain security using extreme caution
                 CIRCLE:   (Right hand out palm up) A lady's temptation
                              Await for further orders
                 X:        (Hunched over) Lonely warrior
                              Eliminate all targets in combat.
                 Square:   (One Knee Up) Unparalleled friendship
                              Improve communication by empathizing with others

* SECRET   -=- The following are unlocked going through the game once:
               ECHIDNA, DAURAGON C. MIKADO (one-armed tied), DAURAGON C. MIKADO (normal)
               DAURAGON C. MIKADO (without jacket), MUGETSU, MUGETSU (unmasked), PD-4
               DOMINIQUE CROSS, KALDEA ORCHID

* SECRET   -=- The game has 6 endings. Each character has 2 endings, a normal one
               and a special one. If don't fufill the criteria for the special endings
               you'll get the normal endings.  Here's how to get the special endings:
                 SION:  Make sure Sion isn't the one to defeat Kaldea before the final
                        battle with Dauragon, then complete the game with him (unlocks Wong)
                 VOLT:  Make sure Volt is the one to defeat Echidna in every match that
                        involves her, and then finish game using Volt
                 KOU:   Go through entire story mode with Kou. (unlocks Leann)

* SECRET   -=- To unlock WONG LEUNG during story mode have either Kou or Volt beat Kaldea
               then finish the game with Sion. (Thanks greatly to John Lee)

* SECRET   -=- To unlock LEANN CALDWELL go through the entire game using only Kou
               (this is how I did it, if anyone knows a better way, let me know)

* SECRET   -=- To unlock DAURAGON C. MIKADO (no shirt) you must beat the story mode at
               least 3 times.

* GAME TIP -=- When going to get either Wong and Leann, be sure that Sion and Kou are already
               Rank S, so this way when you unlock them, they'll already be at rank S, and
               you don't have to go through the process twice.

====================================================
==  K>  ==        LOADING SCREEN DIALOGUES        ==
====================================================

The following section is the dialogues that come up during loading time. I placed
them in the order that the appear going through the game.

=====********************
= 1 =**  SION BARZAHD  **
=====********************

-= 13 YEARS AGO... =-

            Wong:  Why do you follow me?

            Sion:  Will I ever be...as strong as you?

            Wong:  That is up to you.

            Sion:  Hey, will you teach me?

            Wong:  It is my policy not to take any
                   deciples. It is late... Go home.

            Sion:  I...don't have a home...


-= 11 YEARS AGO... =-

            Sion:   

            Wong:  Giving up already?

            Sion:  N-No...! I'm just hungry!
                   Can't fight on an empty stomach!

            Wong:  Hmph... you are persistent...
                   I'll give you that.

            Sion:  Wh-What do I do...next?

            Wong:  Jump off of this cliff.

            Sion:  A-All right...

            Wong:  Whoa whoa... I'm kidding!
                   Come... It is time for dinner.


-= 9 YEARS AGO... =-

            Girl:  What're you doing?

            Sion:  Can't you tell? I'm training!

            Girl:  Looks like a lot of fun.

            Sion:  No one's stopping you
                   from doing it.

            Girl:  I get sick real easy, so...

            Sion:  ...What's your name?

            Girl:  Kaldea.


-= 5 YEARS AGO... =-

            Sion:  I finally made my master use one of his hands!

          Kaldea:  Wow! You finally did it!

            Sion:  Yea, but that geezer said it'd
                   take me a lifetime to make him
                   use both of his hands.

          Kaldea:  You two really do get along, don't you?

            Sion:  Kaldea, you parents are always
                   kind and caring to you, too.

          Kaldea:  I've never been scolded my whole
                   life. I don't know if you'd call 
                   that caring...


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

          Kaldea:  What is it?

            Sion:  Master Wong...hasn't come home...

          Kaldea:  What...?

            Sion:  He said something weird a while
                   ago...but I didn't expect him to disappear so suddenly...

          Kaldea:  Have you notified the police?
                   He could have been involved in some accident...

            Sion:  No accident could kill him! Even if
                   someone tried to murder him...
                   that old man wouldn't die...!


-= 2 YEARS AGO... =-

            Sion:  Here, congratulations.

          Kaldea:  Are you sure?

            Sion:  Of course! You got that job
                   at Mikado, right?

          Kaldea:  But... Can you afford this...?

            Sion:  Don't worry.

          Kaldea:  Tnak you. I'll treasure it.

            Sion:  OK, but don't go locking it away
                   in some box. It's a pendant.
                   You're supposed to wear it.


-= 2 YEARS AGO... =-

            Sion:  What do you mean an accident!?

 Kaldea's Father: There was an...
                  accident at Mikado and...

            Sion:  And...what hospital is she in...?

 Kaldea's Mother:  

 Kaldea's Father:  She...didn't make it...

            Sion:  Huh...?

 Kaldea's Father:  It was a...massive explosion...

            Sion:  You're lying...

 Kaldea's Father:  S-Sion!

            Sion:  THAT'S A LIE!


-= 2 YEARS AGO... =-

            Sion:  (Kaldea...)

             Man:  Hey! Watch it!

            Sion:  (...)

             Man:  Who the hell do you think you
                   are, running into me like that
                   without an apology!?
                   What's with the pathetic look on your
                   face? What, did your girlfriend dump you?

            Sion:  Errr...raaaaaaaah!!

-= 1 YEAR AGO... =-

            Sion:  ...

             Man:  Hey... Noticed you were looking at me,
                   You got a problem with me or something?

            Sion:  C'mon...

             Man:  What!?

            Sion:  Why don't you go ahead and kill me...

             Man:  What are you on!?

            Sion:  That is...if you think you
                   got what it takes...

             Man:  You're asking for it, you little...!!


-= 1 YEAR AGO... =-

            Sion:  Someone! Anyone!  Come and kill me!

            Sion:  Anyone!?
                   You can use a gun if you have to!

       Young Man:  Uh...umm...

            Sion:  You're going to be the one to kill me?

       Young Man:  I think I know a man...who
                   could get the job done...

            Sion:  Who is he?

       Young Man:  A man who works at a bar
                   called Fate!


-= 1 YEAR AGO... =-

         Customer:  Ah-aaaaahhhhh!

            Boss:  Hey, hey, you're scaring my customers.
                   Why don't you take it someplace else?

            Volt:  I think that's my job, Boss.

            Sion:  Those piercings make you look like a
                   demon straight outta hell, You think
                   you got what it takes to get me there?

-= 1 YEAR AGO... =-

            Sion: I'm...not dead...yet...

            Volt:  Not bad... for a little kid...

            Boss:  What do you think about
                   working for me, boy?

            Sion: What...?

            Boss:  He works for me as a bouncer.
                   It's your choice. No one's going to
                   stop you from leaving if you want to...

            Sion:  All right, I'll do it...
                   But only until I can beat him...!



=====********************
= 2 =**  VOLT KRUEGER  **
=====********************

-= 5 YEARS AGO... =-

           Boy A:  Dammit!
                   We've been had!

           Boy B:  I told you
                   We shouldn't have pushed it
                   while he was away!

           Boy A:  D-Damn...!
 
         A Voice:  You're right about that.
 
           Boy B:  V-Volt!!


-= 5 YEARS AGO... =-

             Man:  Guh... hua!

            Volt:  Giving up already?

        Mob Boss:  Impressive! Most Impressive!

            Volt:  !

        Mob Boss:  You just tore up one of my best men
                   like a dog on a rag doll.
                   how 'bout you pull a job for me? 

            Volt:  Why shoul I...?

        Mob Boss:  I need someone erased... In exchange
                   for your services, I'll keep my hands
                   off your turf...

            Volt:  ...


-= 5 YEARS AGO... =-

           Agent:  It's impossible... We can't stop him!

         A Voice:  Cease your attacks.
                   He's far more than any of us can handle!

           Agent:  M-Master Mikado!

          Mikado:  It appears he has some business to settle with me.

           Agent:  Stay in the car, sir! It's too dangerous out here!

          Mikado:  It won't make a difference whether
                   I'm in the car or not.

            Volt:  You... aren't afraid?

-= 5 YEARS AGO... =-

          Mikado:  Have you ever thought about
                   working for me?

            Volt:  I've come here to kill you.

          Mikado:  And thanks to that,
                   I was able to meet you.
                   Don't worry. I'll have a word
                   with that 'orginization.'

            Volt:  Who are you...?

-= 5 YEARS AGO... =-

           Woman:  So... you're the new rookie?

            Volt:  You're an agent as well?

           Woman:  The name's Aena Paula.
                   Codename: Echidna.

           Volt:   Who would've thought they'd
                   make a woman an agent.

         Echidna:  Hey, don't underestimate me.
                   You know as well as I do that
                   you've gotta be damn good to
                   work as a security agent here.


-= 4 YEARS AGO... =-

            Volt:  Echidna, get Master Mikado to safety!

         Echidna:  What about you, Volt?

            Volt:  I can handle this myself just fine.

         Echidna:  Are you crazy?!
                   You're going to get slaughtered!

          Mikado:  Let's trust Volt.

            Volt:  Get going, Echidna!

         Echidna:  ...!


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

         Echidna:  I challenge you...

            Volt:  What..?

         Echidna:  I've always wanted to
                   go up against you.

            Volt:  Unfortunately, I'm on duty
                   protecting Master Mikado.
                   And it's against my principles to 
                   raise my hand against a woman.

         Echidna:  ...!

         A Voice:  I see that man is an eysore to you...

         Echidna:  Huh...?


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

            Volt:  (Master Mikado... Forgive Me...!
                   I should not have taken my eyes off you...)

         Echidna:  You seem to be in in agony, Volt.

            Volt:  Echidna!
                   You were with Master Mikado!
                   How could you let him...!

         Echidna:  It couldn't be helped.
                   I'm much weaker than you,
                   I couldn't protect him...

            Volt:  Why you..!


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

            Volt:  What're you trying to say, Echidna?

         Echidna:  Now I'll be the one to move ahead...
                   Once I deal with you,
                   the one who conspired in the
                   death of Master Mikado

            Volt:  What!?

         Echidna:  FIRE!

            Volt:  Echidnaaaaaa!


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

             Man:  Looks like you've come to.

            Volt:  Where am I...?

             Man:  I found you out on the shore.

            Volt:  Why am I here..?

             Man:  I assumed you wouldn't want
                   the cops or docs involved.

            Volt:  ...

             Man: I did a lot of crazy things
                  when I was your age, too.


-= 2 YEARS AGO... =-

             Man:  You got a place to go?

            Volt:  I don't want to trouble you
                   anymore than I have.

             Man:  You interested in a job at my bar?
                   It sure would be help if I had
                   a bouncer like you.

            Volt:  A bouncer, eh...?


-= 2 YEARS AGO... =-

            Volt:  Well if it's okay with you...
                   I wouldn't mind working as a bouncer.

            Boss:  But the gunshot wound on your
                   forehead's gonna attract some
                   unwanted attention. How' bout we
                   cover it up with some body piercings?
                   But the only thing that would work on
                   that spot would be some horns.

            Volt:  Horns, eh..?
                   That might actually be appropiate.



=====********************
= 3 =**   KOU LEIFOH   **
=====********************


-= 17 YEARS AGO... =-

         Teacher:  Your boy is a genius.
                   Not only scholastically: he
                   is also musically and artistically
                   very talented.

          Mother:  Indeed. I want him to bring
                   honor to the Hurst family name.

             Kou:  I'd like to learn martial arts, too.

          Mother:  Absolutely not!
                   What if something happened
                   to you!


-= 13 YEARS AGO... =-

             Kou:  Mother, I have a favor to ask you...
                   I really want to learn Tae Kwon Do.

          Mother:  No son of mine will learn martial arts!
                   How many times must I tell you !?

             Kou:  Then I will leave this house!
                   I believe in order to be a proper heir to
                   the Hurst family, one must be strong, as well!

          Mother:  ...!


-= 11 YEARS AGO... =-

     Grandmaster:  It is amazing. I never expected
                   someone your age to be able to go
                   hand-to-hand with me.
                   If I had my way, I would
                   have you inherit this dojo.

             Kou:  Really!?

     Grandmaster:  But that is not possible.
                   You are the heir of the
                   Hurst family.

             Kou:  ...


-= 9 YEARS AGO... =-

          Mother:  You earned a doctorate at such
                   a young age. I'm so proud of you.
                   You are indeed a Hurst...

             Kou:  I'm sorry, but...
                   as of today, I renounce that name.
                   I aprreciate my birth into the Hurst family.
                   and I do appreciate the education you
                   have provided me. However, I've learned
                   something more important from Tae Kwon Do.

          Mother:  Wh-What are yo saying!?

             Kou:  From now on, I will live on with
                   my mastre's name: Leifoh.

-= 4 YEARS AGO... =-

  Senior Officer:  So you are the elite they've
                   been harping about.

             Kou:  I'm not elite.  I'm just here
                   to do a job that's worth
                   risking my life over.

  Senior Officer:  Heh... You passed.
                   According to our reports,
                   it appears you are from the Hurst family.
                   Depending on your reaction, I was
                   going to disqualify you.


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

  Senior Officer:  Allow me to introduce your
                   partner for the next mission.

             Kou:  A.. A woman?

           Woman:  I've got a name it's
                   Leann Caldwell.

  Senior Officer:  Her survival abilities may
                   be higher than yours.

             Kou:  ...

           Leann:   Is there something on my face?


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

           Leann:  I screwed up. I didn't expect
                   them to have so many on reserve...

             Kou:  You can make it out of here alone, right?

           Leann:  Alone..? What're you going to do?

             Kou:  I'll draw their attention.

           Leann:  That's suicide!

             Kou:  Just trust me.
                   And if we make it out of here
                   alive, you owe me a drink.

           Leann:  ...I'll think about it.


-= 3 YEARS AGO... =-

             Kou:  Hey! Heard you were promoted!
                   Congratulations!

           Leann:  I told high-command that it
                   was all because of you...

             Kou:  No, it was because of your
                   talent. Oh yeah, by the way,
                    you still remember the promise we made?

           Leann:  Huh?

             Kou:  You owe me a drink.


-= 1 YEAR AGO... =-

           Leann:  Did you call for me, sir?

  Senior Officer:  Here... I knew Mikado's solar energy
                   plan sounded fishy.

           Leann:  And there's also information about
                   surgical enhancements in here...

  Senior Officer:  This mission's going to be
                   our toughest yet...

           Leann:  Rest assured, I'm confident
                   he will be able to pull it off.


-= 6 MONTHS AGO... =-

             Kou:  A full-body tatto?
                   What the hell kind of mission is this?
                   I'm supposed to watch ove
                   the girl, right?

           Leann:  Than's not all.
                   It's also your job to prevent her from
                   falling into the hands of the Mikado Group.

             Kou:  You mean that mega-corporation!?

           Leann:  If all else fails, you job
                   is to eliminate her...

-= 6 MONTHS AGO... =-

            Boss:  You're an unfamiliar face.

             Kou:  Yeah, just moved into town...
                   hoping to find a job.

            Boss:  This place used to be pretty busy,
                   thanks to Mikado, but lately they
                   haven't been outsourcing much of
                   their work.

             Kou:  ... We've hit some bad times.
                   Drinking seems to help the time
                   pass, though...

-= 3 MONTHS AGO... =-

             Man:  Agh...!

            Boss:  Not bad at all for someone like you.

       Dominique:  Boss, why don't you hire
                   Kou as a bouncer, too?
 
            Boss:  Hey, hey, you know how expensive
                   it is for me just to keep two bouncers.

       Dominique:  I'll help clean the bar!

            Boss:  Ahhh, fine, fine... It's only because
                   you insist on it, Dominique...

             Kou:  I admire your good taste,
                   princess!



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For Gamefaqs.com and all the other great sites that host this FAQ

To John Lee for letting me know how to get Wong Leung.

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