Johnny: "And the Winners have been decided!
Scroll down to see the judges' verdicts and the result!
But I'll have to warn you, the judges can be a bit...
...random. Trick or Treat?"
*Johnny makes his awesome entrance, accompanied
by a rain of confetti and a thick smokescreen,
holding a red microphone in his hands*
Johnny: "Are you ready guys!? It's time to P-A-R-T-Y!!!
I have the honor of announcing what you've all
been waiting for:
JoHoNNY'S FANTASTIC HALLoWEEN CoNTEST - MARK II! Hosted by yours truly! Thank you for comin'
(it really means a lot to me)!
Last year was such a blast...I didn't know so many of
you would be interested in my contest...I love you
guys! Seein' all of your clever, funny and scary
creations and celebratin' Halloween together with
you all for an entire month...man, what an exciting
experience it was! My goal is to make this year's
edition of our HALLoWEEN CoNTEST just as great!
Let's have a look at the rules..."
Johnny: "The rules are, just like last year, as simple
as they could be:
I accept anything within the theme of Halloween,
may it be wallpapers, horror stories, avatar
snapshots of you dressed up for this awesome holiday,
lyrics, AMVs, drawings, cosplay, photos, pumpkins,
ghosts, monsters, gremlins...You name it!
It doesn't even have to be related to Square Enix.
What's important is that you're puttin' your heart into this!
(And havin' fun while you're at it!)
Submit as many entries as you'd like.
- How to Submit Your Entry/Entries
Johnny: "This is a three-step thing, so make
sure to read it through carefully!
1. Come up with a fitting entry.
2. Go through with it.
3. Post it, or link to it, in JoHoNNY'S HEAVEN (you can find my bar in the group - Final Fantasy VII Excavation -)
AND write a journal entry about it, open to all members or everyone
(we wanna spread the Halloween spirit to as many people as possible,
you know) between October 1, 00:00 and October 31, 23:59
(NA SEM time)."
- Judging Procedure
Johnny: "All entries will be judged by a trio of secret
judges. There will be different judges for each entry.
I have sent out invitations to pretty much everyone,
so we'll jus' have to wait and see who shows up!
(Actually, this was Grimoa's idea. He didn't like
the way I judged things last year, he said...
So totally Rude!! DX)
All entries will be awarded 0-7 points in 7
different categories. Therefore, the minimum
score is 0 and the maximum is 49.
As you might suspect, I won't be a judge this time myself,
but, even so, I don't have anythin' against bribing. ;) "
Johnny: "Of course, there will be prizes!
The winner will receive free drinks, meals, snacks and
'Nillabars at JoHoNNY'S HEAVEN for an entire year!
Fantastic, isn't it?
And, as if this wasn't enough, the winner will also
receive a date with no one less than The Famous Paleon..."
*A gunshot echoes through the bar and Johnny's microphone
suddenly becomes dead silent*
Grimoire: Enough. That's as far as you go...I don't
remember ever having agreed to anything like that
being a part of the prizes...
Johnny: "I was improvising! ...Maybe I just got a little
too carried away...maybe. It can happen to anyone!
Even the best! But, you know, it's still not a bad
idea...you sure you arn't interested?"
Johnny: "...I guess not."
*After getting a hold of a new microphone
(a blue one this time)*
Johnny: "...alright. Sorry about that. On with the show,
let us continue!
There will be three winners:
- The First Prize Winner will, apart from what's
been mentioned above, receive a Halloween OR
Christmas themed artwork, drawn by Grimoire,
featuring a Square Enix Character of his or her choice
(anyone from Cloud Strife to Break will do).
- The Second Prize Winner will receive a Halloween OR Christmas
themed artwork, drawn by Grimoire, featuring a Square Enix enemy
of his or her choice (anything from Seymour to Mr. Dallas).
- The Third Prize Winner will receive a Halloween OR Christmas
themed artwork, drawn by Grimoire, featuring a Square Enix
mascot of his or her choice (anything from a Moogle to Emil).
The winners will be announced shortly after October 31, 2011."
Johnny: "So, what are you waiting for?
I know what I'm waiting for: YOUR Entries! Good Luck, look out for Black Widows
(and undead Deepground Soldiers), and may
the best man, woman, or monster (or whatever) win!"
- Contest Entries -
- October I -
Johnny: "And we have our first entry!"
- The Protoheim Incident - A Dinofabula - Submitted by:Grimoire Journal Entry
A life form in a state of suspended animation,
excavated from a 65,000,000 year-old stratum.
Professor G. named this life form "Dinosaur"...
Date: X/X/XX- Dinosaur verified as an Ancient... Date X/X/XX- Dinosaur Project Approved. Mako Reactor 0 authorized for use...
"...I've always felt since I was small...
That I was different from the others. Special, in some way.
But... not like this..."
"The Dinosaur Project wanted to produce people
with the powers of the Ancients......
no, the Dinosaurs.
...I am the one that was produced."
"Professor G., leader of the Dinosaur Project and genius scientist,
"Let's go to Dinotopia...You should have ruled this planet.
You were stronger, smarter. But then they came...
Those inferior dullards...
They came and took this planet away from you..."
The Silver-Haired Protheesaur shut himself inside the Valentine Manor...
He proceeded to review book after book, like a Protheesaur possessed.
The lights in the basement never went off...
And on the seventh day...
Grimoire: Oh, hello there, Vergil. What have you been up t...
*Sees the disaster*
Grimoire: ... . No...Vergil, what have you done!!!?
My dear library of Dinosaur books...this cannot... T___T
*It seems this was too much for poor, old Grimoire.
The Paleontologist lies there collapsed, dead silent.*
Vergil: "...Squee?" *Walks over and gnaws on the mantle.*
"...TwT Professor G... Why didn't you tell me?
Why did you die...?"
And thus, this sad story was thereafter referred to as
"The Protoheim Incident".
Vergil: "Those worthless creatures are stealing the planet
But now I'm here with you so don't worry...
let's take this planet back together, M..."
*Johnny gazes at the apparently lifeless contestant,
who is still lying on the ground, dead silent*
Johnny: "...well, on we go!
Luckily, three judges actually showed up today:
Let me present team Shinigami
(or Triple S, as I'd like to call them)!"
William T. Spears: "Unfortunately, we did not come here to
judge this contest. We have a soul to collect.
...but since this time of the year is special,
we might as well..."
*Writes down the score*
Undertaker: "I, on the other hand, decided to drop by
plainly out of my own curiosity.
And I would have regretted it had I not!
Aah, this tragic tale, such beautiful, pure despair...
how could I not love the deep feeling of resignation
Grell Sutcliff: "Hmm...Well, I have to admit that it is
kind'a creepy, what with the head and stuff...
but just where's the blood?!
You can't have a horror story without any blood!
Therefore, no high score, m-hm~♪:"
Grell: "DEATH! Better luck next time...ah, what a shame.
There won't be any..."
*Walks over to the contestant*
Grell: "? Something doesn't feel right."
*Investigates the victim*
Grell: "Just as I thought. There isn't even a
trace of a soul in this trashy rag! Only an old
mantle and a...oh my, what a beautiful red scarf.
I'll take this one." *Yoink*
Undertaker: "He-he-he... Maybe there wasn't any soul
in that one in the first place?"
Grell: "Oh...that's just too creepy. *shivers* Wiiiill!~♪:"
Will: "Hand me the Death Note."
*William has a look*
Will: "...Just as I suspected. Grell Sutcliff, you have,
once again, misread our orders."
*Stabs Grell in the head with his scythe*
Grell:"OUCH! That hurts!!"
Will: "The first four letters of the name are indeed
the same, but the last four are completely different."
*Stabs Grell again, causing him to drop the scarf*
Grell:"You're so mean! Am I not allowed to make the
tiniest mistake once in a while? No one would want
a lady who is too perfect..."
*Grell is stabbed again, knocking him over*
Will: "I am sorry to have taken up your time today."
*Bows to Johnny*
Will: "Well then, we will be on our way."
*Will picks up Grell with his scythe and leaves the scene*
Undertaker: "He-he-he...the youngsters certainly enjoy
themselves these days. I'll be staying here for a while,
if you don't mind?"
*Disappears into the spoon tunnel*
Johnny: "Oh, s-sure. Just tell me if there is anything
I can get you. It's all on the h-house..."
- The Protoheim Incident - A Dinofabula - Score: 34
Rin: "Because you're cute...and I have a road roller."
She wasn't going to enter, but...
This is her Halloween outfit."
Rin: "Nee, choudai?" *giggles*
Johnny: "...So, it's Rin's cute Halloween outfit,
but Len's the one who's wearing it?
Man, I really can't tell the two of you
apart even when you dress normally!
You're simply amazing.
Now, lesse what our cute judges have to say.
Today, I'm happy to present Team YRP!!
Yuna: "Thank you Johnny.
It is an honour to be here.
When Brother forwarded us your invitation,
we were so excited. And I am happy that
we could drop by today, since your entry
is so cute, Rin and Len. Thank you for
participating. Ohh...this is going to be
difficult. I have had a look at the scores
given out by previous judges, and going by
them, I think it'll be..."
Rikku: "Yunie, don't be so stiff!
We're here to have fun, remember?
So, I say: Let's Party!!
Anyway: What a cute entry!! You really went
for cuteness, right? Still, I think that Rin
probably would have done the dress more
Rikku: "...E lyhhud pameaja fryd E zicd cyet...Rin,
eh y tnacc...?! Pft...Bwahahahaha!!!
Syopa E cruimt ycg Shinra du syga y licdus
Tnaccbrana vun res. Ur, hajanseht sa."
Paine: "So you're into crossdressing, huh?
If you ask nicely, I might give you one
of my leftover dresspheres."
Johnny: "Thank you! And therefore the total score is:"
- Vocaloid Halloween Costume - Score: 24
- October X -
Johnny: "Entry nr. III!"
- Cooking with Angeal: GongaGratin - Submitted by:Angeal Journal Entry
Balto: My beautiful, lovely, rare, exotic ladies...
...never will I hear their happy splashing again...
...what a terrible nightmare.
This, if anything, is a true horror story. ..."
"...and now you're going to enter with this desecration?!"
Zack: "But it turned out so good.
Besides, you're the one who called the recipe
a nightmare and this whole incident a horror
Angeal, please enter the contest!"
*She looks in Balto's direction, then lowers her head*
...Something tells me that I am supposed to
take Balto's side, but it's just that...it really is
delicious. Please, by all means: Do go ahead, Angeal."
Angeal: "...I didn't mean for it to turn out like this.
Balto: "It's waaay too late now."
*He snatches the recipe and holds it up for everyone to see*
- GongaGratin -
Ingredients: - Freshly picked potatoes
- Tiny fishes
(The rarer, the better. However, a can of anchovies will do just fine.)
(Remember that cream is always a very important ingredient!)
- Parsley or similar jungle herb
1. Chop the potatoes into strips and place them in an oven pan
until they cover the bottom.
2. Spread the fishes over the potatoes.
If you're using canned anchovies, pour in the liquid as well.
3. Slice and add the onions.
4. Add as much cream as you like.
5. Cover the fish and onions with another layer of potato strips.
6. Add a little more cream and a few slices of butter.
7. Cover the pan and put it in an oven at 400¨¬F for about 45 minutes.
8. Decorate with parsley for that special jungle feeling.
Johnny: "And...how, exactly, is this a horror story?"
Zack: "Well, you see...I was helping Angeal prepare
dinner, and, after I had fetched a bunch of potatoes,
he said that we could do with some fish. Then I
remembered Balto-nii's aquarium, and one thing led
to another...heh...sorry about that, Balto-niisan.
Oh, can I be a judge? Although the food doesn't
move very much now, the catch itself was...
...me and my big mouth."
*Angeal has a regretful look on his face*
Balto: "Cissnei, could you please stop eating
t...them in front of me?"
*Ah, Halloween. A wonderful time of treats...and perhaps
some tricks. Tonight however was a quiet night, with
our usual much abused Jenovan starting his shift at
the Usual Place...MakoDonalds. The atmosphere was
more cheerful than usual as our favorite Jenovan
had just decorated for the holiday...*
Sephy: "Ah, the decorations are now up. This place looks
less like a DUMP and more like someplace...
Kadji: "Decorations up Big Brother!"
Paine: "We're finished!"
Balthier: "Some service please!"
Sephy: "Customers aren't normal..." T_T
Balthier: "Hey! I'd like an order of everything!
Do hurry! And put it on my credit!"
Sephy: "...But you're a Sky Pirate.
I've been told no credit for you."
Kadji: "We do have free drinks!"
Sephy: "But the boss..."
Kadji: "It's ok! It's Halloween!"
Yuffie: "All that decorating made me thirsty..."
Kadji: "Drink up everyone!"
Balthier: "That's more like it!"
Zazhy: "Free drinks, huh?"
Kadji: "Yup Yup!"
Balthier: "Very re-urk!" *collapses*
Sephy: "You fool! What have you done to our
Kadji: "Oh, just put some of Mother's cells in the drink dispenser... ":3
Yuffie, Paine, Reno: "Re...u...nion...."
Sephy: "YES. Now, NO ONE will be evil to me.
Now we Jenovans shall rule the WORLD with Mother."
Kadji: "Oh Big Brother, you're so smexeh when you
talk all evil like!" <3
Sephy: "Come! We march on the world!"
Zazhy: "I gotta stop them..? A dressphere?!
Well, worth a shot! What tha?!"
*The rest of the partons at MakoDonalds were
under the influence of Jenova cells. Sephy,
their leader, had ordered them to march.
Sazh found a dress sphere but it was not
what he expected...*
Zazhy: "The hell is this?!"
*Obtained King of Pop Dressphere!*
"I...I feel the need to dance..."
Sephy: "Nice moves, mortal."
Kadji: "Where is this music coming from?!
*A familiar but very THRILLING song starts playing...
and Sazhy bursts out in song!*
It's close to midnight
Something freaky walkin near the park
You see the McM sign
Ain't cholesterol tryin ta stop ya heart
You go to eat
But burgers made by Jenovans are creepy
You wanna hurl
But that blue starts glowin in your eyes
'Cause it's REUNION
And there is no escape
From the urge to reunite
You know it's REUNION
You're fighting for your life
Cause it's a
Reunion tonight, yeah
You see the black hoods
But this ain't no Organization XIII
You're growing Silver Hair
You're all pale and reachin for the sunscreen
You brush your hair
And notice that you're goin silver
But all the while
You feel the urge to take up the march
'Cause it's Reunion
There ain't no chance
That you'll miss the gathering at North Cave
You're fighting for your life
But there's a Reunion
The time it grows near
The clones start marchin to the Whirlwind Maze
The call of Mother is very strong
(She's very strong)
This is the end of the March
They've all got blue eyes
The Clones closing in on every side
They look just like you
Walking toward the point of no return
Now is the time
For you and I go and meet our Mother
All through the night
Big Brother'll make everything all right
He's a smexey sight
This is Reunion
'Cause Meteor will punish
All the fools who will dare try
Cause Mother'll kick their butts
And have a
(REUNION here tonight)
'Cause it's REUNION
Big Brother'll save us
and cast Meteor on everyone
So everyone let's go
And meet up for a
Meet you at Shinra Mansion tonight
Vincent: "I...should probably do the rap thing that the
Immortal Vincent Price did but...I...just don't do
that sort of thing. The girls seem to like me just
Dead Master: "You're so hawt Vincent!" <3
Kosmos: "My programming tells me that you are indeed this
thing described as "hot"."
Zazhy: "How do you do it man! Teach me Master!"
Vincent: "Um...no." --_--
*The dressphere that Paine had left behind
at MakoDonalds turned out to be more than Sazh
had bargained for,but had some serious power.
Not only did he have new abilities to sing and
dance, but he managed to draw all of those who
had injested the Jenova Cell soft drinks into
the Dance Vortex with him!
Was it enough to stop the Reunion?!*
Zazhy: "Whoo! I'm gonna get buns of steel dancin
like that! Hope it was enough to stop them...
Sephy: "That was a nice diversion, mortal, but I'm afraid
it won't be enough! This Reunion will go on!"
Zazhy: "Crap! The good is this thing when it doesn't work?!"
Sephy: "Brothers and Sisters! Follow me to the Reunion!"
Kadji: "Oh Big Brother...you sound like a real leader!" <3
Sephy: "Follow me to Victory!"
Zazhy: "They're headed to.....?"
*Where are they headed?! Why to...*
Zazhy: "Mr. Mako Donut shop?"
Zazhy: "Damn man, quite the party in this place!"
*Indeed! All of the Jenova tainted peeps had followed
the Jenovans to the shop!*
Sephy: "YES. Now my plan will be fulfilled!"
Zazhy: "I don't get it man. I thought you were
headed to the North Cave to cast Meteor?"
Kadji: "Meteor was several FF installments ago!
We're beyond that now!"
Zazhy: "Then what were you...?"
Sephy: "Now that I have everyone under my command...
look at all the Tip money my minions have showered
on me! "
Zazhy: "Don't tell me..."
Sephy: "I shall use the power of Mother to get myself
gil and a girlfriend!"
Kadji: "Big brother, you're a genius!" <3
Miku: "Hello there, Silver haired bubby..." :3
Zazhy: "I wasted a perfectly good night on this mess..." T_T
Kadji: "Big Brother! This is the first episode where you
haven't been abused!"
Sephy: "Mother's cells are miraculous!" T_T
The End...for now....
"We are here today to pass the verdict.
...At first, I was going to give this entry a pretty high
score, but someone made me change my mind. Suit yourself."
Alphonse: "But we really did enjoy ourselves...
Besides...a camera never lies."
Ed: "What is THAT supposed to mean!?"
Ed: "...Come on, what're you hiding this time?"
"...but it looked so lonely...and lost. I'm sorry..."
Ed: *Sighs* "Not again..."
Al: "...She can help us judge the entry!"
Ed: "A cat!? How would it be able to do that!?"
Al: "We count the times she meows! Right, Shijima?"
Yomi: "Um...this is my entry.
But Yuki's going to tell everyone about this...this...
creeps me out." TWT
Yuki: "Ok. All MakoDonalds foolishness aside,
this one is true. First some backstory.
Going on 12 years ago, I was enrolled in
art school and finishing up my A.F.A.
Met my husband there but that's another
story for another day. At this point,
hadn't even known him but for about a
month. Was working full time and going
to school full time as well. Rented a
room but Jeff had more room at his place
for working on large and ambitious projects.
One of the classes I was taking at the time
was a multimedia class and we had to pick
an object and render it in 15 different
mediums for the mid term grade.
Up until moving to this part of the state,
hadn't encountered many Catholics and it went
without saying that I became interested in
iconography when I came in contact with it.
Since I was seeing so much of it, I chose
statues of the Holy Mother as my subject and
set about collecting as many as I could find,
going to the flea market for my finds...
(For the record, I was respectful to the statues
and the finished project presentation ended up
looking like a shrine.) To this end, the lady
I was renting a room from gave me one of my most
beautiful ones: an Italian plaster figure of Mary.
I was interested in the depictions of the
Virgin of Guadalupe and set about making a similar
set up using this one. At Jeff's I set about making
a small alcove using flowers and semiprecious gemstones.
It got late and I called it a night. I turned it toward
the door and shut it as he had a cat and didn't want
her to disturb it.
Not 10 minutes later, I hear a large crash in
the room. Jeff got up and checked it out, asking
where I'd put the project. I ran over to it...and
the sight was rather odd. The alcove was turned
opposite to the direction I put it, door open,
and was across the floor. The statue? Broken in
3 very neat pieces...and upside down. No other breaks!
Couldn't blame this on the cat, she never entered
the room nor could she have as the door was closed.
Over the years, I've tried to glue it back together
...using every type of glue/epoxy possible....no luck.
Just last week, it landed on the floor, no one near it,
no cats, and broke again. It was even toward the middle
of my desk...and it fell to the floor.
Johnny: "If it wants to be broken that badly then
maybe you really should let it be..."
*All of a sudden, the loud roar of motorcycle engines tears
through the air. Johnny is almost run over and has to retreat,
taking cover behind the counter*
Kadaj: "Today, we have come to play! You should be happy.
But, sadly enough, we didn't receive an invitation...
I take it we were simply left out, no?"
Loz: *To Johnny* "Wanna play?"
Yazoo: "You will regret it if you don't."
Johnny: "...go ahead, play around as much as you like...
customer's always right!"
("What a nightmare...")
Kadaj: *Spots the statue*
Loz: "How come Mother's here?"
Yazoo: "Big Brother must have hidden Mother in this dump."
Kadaj: "We will bring Mother with us...and together,
we will create a shining future!"
*Takes the Head*
Loz: "How come Mother's broken?"
*Takes the Body*
Yazoo: "Because Mother knew we were coming
to pick her up."
*Takes the Feet*
Kadaj: "This is a gift from her...she always does so
much for us. Everything will be all right now...
come, let's go to where Big Brother is."
*The trio finally leaves to Johnny's great relief*
Johnny: "I really don't understand how you're
able to put together a fantastic costume
just like that. Such talent! I always end
up buying my stuff, like this outfit.
Over to the judges!"
Biggs: "I have to agree with Johnny. That's an
amazing dress! Hmm...actually, AVALANCHE could
do with someone like you. You could help us with
our disguises, if it's not too much to ask?
I'd better talk to Barret about this..."
Wedge: "That's such a lovely picture.
Somehow it makes me think of those old
childrens' storybooks I used to read to my
little brother and sis until just recently.
Oh, and those're your avatar clothes, right?
It's so impressive how you managed to sew
an exact replica of them!"
Jessie: "That's so beautiful...
You're pretty skilled, you know? Make
sure to nurture that talent of yours and
You know, once upon a time I too used to sew.
Nowadays I'm only famous for my bombs..."
- Alone... - Score: 33
- October XXXI -
Johnny: "She always gives me nightmares..."
- The Crow: Knight of the 'Nilla - Submitted by:Gaia Journal Entry
It happened one dark Halloween night, as Gaialei Strife, Mukki Force's
"Knight of the Nilla" was making the rounds with the object of
affection. Punks invaded from all sides in that dark alleyway.
"CLOUD RUN!!!" she shouted as she engaged with the enemy, but Cloud,
inflicted by a strong incantation, could neither run, nor fight with her.
It drove her mad, giving her more strength to carry on.
She was able to protect Cloud until the spell wore off, he tried to
drag her out of the alleyway to fight, but she stayed behind,
to cover his escape, and was cut down.
As she lay there, dying on the dark streets of Midgar,
she cursed herself for not being strong enough.
"Do you desire strength, young one?"
The voice was clear, yet coming from all over
"...I.... I want strength enough...
to protect what I love... WHO I love..."
A giant black bird descended upon her, as she floated in what seemed
like a grey fog.
It landed beside her, it's midnight eyes peering deep into her.
"You seek to protect those you love...
and so I will bind you to me.
You will live, young one,
but you will exist only to protect."
"I...already exist that way... I'm a Knight...."
"No... You are a Crow..."
Cloud was surprised to see her wounds healing rapidly,
a ragged gasp for air sounding througout the dark streets.
Gaia opened her eyes, and as the makeup appeared around her face,
she looked up at Cloud and smiled.
"See?? I will always exist to protect you..."
And so, like that Halloween night so long ago, Gaialei dons a familiar face,
fighting for justice, for love, and for those she loves.
She is the Crow: Knight of the 'Nilla.
"Well...all's well that ends well."
*Thinks to himself* "Why does Cloud
always get all the chicks?!"
"Anyway...over to the famous Triple S!"
...but why are you so scared, Johnny? It's
just a disguise. Right, Gaia-neesan?
It's a very good one though."
Denzel: "Mm...but creepy. You're not looking very
cute with all that makeup. Maybe you should
wash it off before Tifa sees you."
Rick: "Don't be so rude, Denzel. Not to a girl!
It's a great dress-up! It's cool and scary
Keep going. I'll make sure to give you a
score that'll make up for Mr. Grumpy's."
Denzel: "But I only told her what I thought
I bet Cloud will think the same...shouldn't
a jury be honest?"
- The Crow: Knight of the 'Nilla - Score: 34
- 3rd Place -
Johnny: "You know what? Here's another
last minute entry!"
Mokenik: "Hello everyone, i know i still haven't finished
the deadliest warrior yet i've been ignoring it, but anyways
here's the 2nd dissidia dream battle using characters not in
Dissidia or duodecim.
The Overlord (Overlord or Overlord 2 for 360 and
other systems) vs Magus (Chrono Trigger)
This is a battle of a Chaos Warrior (overlord) vs Cosmos's
chosen (Magus) and it looks to be a good match up.
First we focus on the Overlord. He doesn't speak
much but you will hear Gnarl (his head minion)
speaking during the fights. All of his bravery
attacks focus around using his minions.
He has 4 types of minions in Overlord the game,
brown which are fighters/ damage dealers,
green which are immune to poisons and when
used with a guard mark (ground bravery attack)
makes them invisible to enemies and the
greens jump the enemy when they get close,
Blues which are magic users and are immune to
all magic damage, so you can't counter them with
magic attacks, and reds which are immune to all
fire, and throw fireballs at nearby enemies
when used with a guard mark (air bravery attack).
His bravery attacks with the minions do smaller
damage than all other characters, but hit many
more times than most bravery attacks, so it
still deals around normal damage. The Overlord
is the master of all hp attackers himself
however, using his weapon (mace, axe, or
sword/greatsword) or his array of fire spells.
He has only really a few hp attacks, with the
fire ones being both air and ground.
When he enters EX Mode, Gnarl appears and
helps with fighting, increasing all power of
minion attack damage. His EX burst starts
with two hits followed with a minion counter.
Begin pressing O as fast as you can to get the
maximum of 80, and then the attack starts with
a barrage from the browns, then back attacks
from greens, followed by attacks from the blues,
then fireballs from the reds, knocking the
enemy into the overlord's flamethrower spell,
followed by an inferno spell blasting them
into the air, and finishing with a fireball
spell creating a huge Flare attack dealing
the HP damage.
Next will be an explanation of Magus and the
Ok we all saw the Overlord and his abilities
in battle. Now let's take a look at an iconic
character in Square Enix history, who'se game
got integrated into the Final Fantasy universe
as a result of a remake for the PSX. Magus,
also known as Janus, of Chrono Trigger.
Chosen by Cosmos as a result of the summoning
of the overlord by Chaos. She trusted him for
his resolve to find Schala.
Anywho.... On to the abilities. Magus is
considered to be a more magic inclined character,
much like Exdeath or Golbez, only a warrior of
cosmos instead (strange i know). Most of his
attacks bravery wise are either quick scythe
attacks or decently powerful magic attacks
including Thundara, blizzara, and fira.
His HP attacks deal with his power of Dark magic,
and are attacks like Black Hole, Dark Matter,
Dark Mist, and Dark Bomb.
In EX Mode he glows with a dark aura and his
magic power increases. He also has a chargeable
extra HP attack stolen from Lynx of Chrono Cross,
which deals with a large attack by strange demonic
cats. His EX burst is his triple technique Dark
Eternal, in which upon successful button presses
(much like golbez) has Marle and Lucca appear for
the iconic super spell which deals good bravery
damage and an hp attack.
Battleground: Magus's Ritual Room (where you fight him in 600 AD)
Overall Winner: Magus couldn't deal well with the
minion attacks and therefore lost of the assault
from the minions.
Johnny: "Man, so many words...I'm glad that
I'm not a judge this year...I m-mean,
over to the judges: The Original AVALANCHE!"
Fuhito: "Fu fu fu...You seem to be taking far from
everything into consideration. An absolute
winner will not be decided so easily, neither
will the two units be well-balanced enough for
a game like Dissidia. Yet, your dedication
Elfe: "What an intense battle...
If they only had a reason to fight each
other, a purpose for their battle.
Then I am sure that both of them would
be even stronger."
Sears: "What a fight! I'd really like to challange
those guys someday. They seem to be pretty
talented. I could really need a good fight
2 - Halloween with the Phantomhives - By Tanaka - 35
2 - Heaven and Hell - By Pazu and Rin - 35
3 - The Crow: Knight of the 'Nilla - By Gaia - 34
3 - The Protoheim Incident - A Dinofabula - By Grimoire - 34
4 - Haunted object? You decide - By Yomi - 33
4 - Alone... - By Ripax - 33
5 - Trick or Treat? - By The Ripax Siblings - 27
6 - Halloween Special: Dissidia Dream Battle - By Mokenik - 26
7 - Vocaloid Halloween Costume - By Rin - 24
8 - Tarutaru Bozy - By Emily - 20
9 - Cooking with Angeal: GongaGratin - By Angeal - 17
Johnny: "First of all: Thank you, THANK YOU everyone
who participated! (And all judges as well.)
Your amazing and astonishing entries left me dumbstruck.
It was such an awesome experience to host this year's
edition of JoHoNNY'S FANTASTIC HALLoWEEN CoNTEST,
and I hope that you all will return next year.
I also hope that you had as much fun as I did over
this past month.
HALLoWEEN's such a great holiday, don't you think?
You did get as many treats as you set out to get yesterday,
right? If not, there's still plenty of candy and sweets
over at JoHoNNY'S HEAVEN, so don't hesitate to drop by
whenever you feel like it. And with that, I'd like to
say a few things to the Honourable Winners."
Johnny: "YukiTsubaki: YOU DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!
Man, you're so skilled!
Congratulations to a simply awesome entry in
every aspect! It was fun, had a lot of spirit
and was a bit scary, too...
What more could anyone ask for?
Nothin', that's the answer!
As promised, everythin's on the house for a whole
year. And of course that includes all 'Nilla products
I can get my hands on. The 'Nilla supplier has been missin'
in action for quite some time though...but nevermind that!
You'll also receive a Halloween OR Christmas themed artwork,
drawn by Grimoire, featuring any Square Enix character of
your choice. Got any ideas yet? I can't wait to see how
this prize will turn out! Talk to Grimoire about it once
you have made a decision, won't ya? Two years in a row...
Man, what an unbeatable champion. I'm already lookin'
forward to next years entry!"
Johnny: "Tanaka: Who would have guessed that an
ol' guy like you would take home second prize?!
You prove that old folks also got what it takes
(from time to time...)! You guys really love your
cute little Bocchan, don't you? What a nice
little party you threw for him...it brings
tears to my eyes. And that self-portrait of
yours was jus' fantastic! Maybe you should
wear a pupmkin for a hat more often? Somehow
it really suits you!
Make sure to go 'n discuss your prize,
a Halloween OR Christmas themed picture drawn
by Grimoire, featuring any Square Enix enemy
of your choice, with him as soon as you've decided on
somethin'. As long as the enemy's connected
to Square Enix, there's no limitations whatsoever!
Congratulations and thank you once more!"
Johnny: "Pazu, Rin: You were awesome!
Jus' as the Chocobo said,
the two of you were both cute and cool.
If you ask me, it's no surprise that you, too,
ended up with the second place prize. I bet you'll
come up with a great idea for your prize:
a Halloween OR Christmas themed picture
drawn by Grimoire, featuring any Square Enix
enemy of your choice. Go 'n talk with Grimoire
right away, won't ya? Good boys!"
Johnny: "Gaialei_Strife: How can you always be so scary? T_T
You give me the creeps...and nightmares! I haven't
been able to sleep since I saw your entry.
Man...anyway...you're so scary that I'm even
afraid to face you and tell you that you
won third prize: a Halloween OR Christmas
themed artwork, drawn by Grimoire, featuring a
Square Enix mascot of your choice drawn by Grimoire.
Take your time and come up with a good idea now.
...or hurry of 'n talk to him right away.
Johnny: "And...Grimoire. How could YOU (of all people)
too win third prize? Your entry wasn't even
scary! I don't get it...I won't even go over
the prize with you, since you should know it
already. Strange things happen, I guess..."
Johnny: "Hey! I'm not finished yet!
I will hereby announce that a Special Prize
will be given to the most distinguished trio
of judges, namely: Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo! Even though you weren't even invited in the first
place, you'll now get a picture of whatever you want.
...and I can already guess the result..."
Johnny: "...And to make up for this, another Special
Prize will be given out for a very
Halloweenish picture. This one!"
Johnny: "Same prize as the previous one: anythin'll do.
You'll be busy from now on, won't ya, ol' G?
And, with that, thank you, see you at JoHoNNY'S
and have a great day!"