NieR:Automata Weapon Stories

Small Swords

? Faith /???

LV1
In the capital of a distant Eastern land, there lived a poet who was devoted to his art. But his words failed to touch the hearts of the people, and he could make no profit from them. Soon, his life became unbearably hard.

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LV2
Seeing the limits of his talent, the poet chose to abandon the pen and work the land instead. Soon, his lily white skin began to grow dark, and his once frail body became sinewy and tough.

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LV3
He eventually married a kind woman, and several years later, they had a child. As the peaceful, uneventful days went on, the man began to feel that there could be no greater happiness in life.

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LV4
Or so the poet wrote before he put down his pen, swallowed the paper whole, and prayed that the next life might turn out so well. He then took Faith—already stained with the blood of another—and plunged it deep into his chest.

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? Iron Pipe / ????

LV1
Dad, if you’re cold, I can give you my hat.
You’re the best father in the world, after all!

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LV2
Dad, if you’re hungry, you can have my cookie.
You’re my favorite person in the world, after all!

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LV3
Dad, if you’re scared, I can sleep by your side.
You’re my closest friend in the world, after all!

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LV4
So please don’t go anywhere. All right, Dad?
Don’t leave your Yonah all alone.
…Okay?

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? Beastbane / ????

LV1
Once upon a time, there were three princesses. The middle princess wasn’t very bright, but was renowned by all as a great beauty. Once she came of age, she was married off to the king of a neighboring nation.

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LV2
The neighboring king adored his new wife and treasured her looks above all else. He gave the middle princess six new dresses and eight fresh flowers every day, and his love caused her beauty to shine all the more.

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LV3
The middle princess did all she could to remain beautiful for her king, but she knew time would eventually catch up with her, as it did for all. So after much hard thought, she developed a cunning plan.

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LV4
The middle princess had herself stuffed and mounted so she could remain beautiful for all time. The king wept joyful tears at the sight, but alas, two years later, war broke out, and her body was crushed under the rubble of the castle.

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? Phoenix Dagger / ??????

LV1
The girl lay there on the day of her wedding. Her parents and beloved were dead, and she herself had been violated in front of their corpses. As she swore to kill those who had done this terrible deed, a shining songbird appeared.

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LV2
“Allow me to grant your wish,” said the bird. “Wish upon this dagger, and never forget this hatred that you feel.” The girl grasped the weapon and spat out a tearful curse: “I vow not to forget. Please! Give them a painful death!”

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LV3
Time passed, and eventually, she got her revenge. Years later, when she was an old woman, the songbird appeared anew. “What of your vow?” it asked. But she did not understand. And come to think of it, what became of her beloved dagger?

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LV4
That night, bandits broke into her house, assaulted her daughter, and murdered her grandchild. The songbird then reappeared with a single question: “How long will your hatred burn this time?”

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? Ancient Overlord / ????

LV1
One day, a young girl’s village was sacked by bandits. To protect her family, she took up a dagger her father had found in the mountains and killed one of them, an act that shocked her family. But the bandits fled, never to return.

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LV2
Five years?passed. Then ten. Then twenty. Though the family she protected began to grow old, the girl never aged. Eventually the other villagers began to shun her.

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LV3
With no one to turn to, she finally left her village and began to wander the earth, visiting many strange lands in the process. As the years passed, her skill and fame as a master swordfighter grew to legend.

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LV4
Eternal life, a powerful weapon, and boundless experience—she used these talents to become queen of a nation. And yet, there was emptiness in her life, for she still desired the kindness her family denied her after that fateful day.

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? Type-4O Sword / ??????

LV1
YoRHa R&D Team Journal: August 29
Held a progress-report meeting for the new weapon. Considering how many observers we have from the other orbiting satellites, I can tell they expect a lot from us.

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LV2
YoRHa R&D Team Journal: December 10
We had our first core-installation experiment today. Saw some troubling signs, including issues with unexpected irregular output and core perimeter defenses.

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LV3
YoRHa R&D Team Journal: January 8
The circuits of three consecutive staffers burned out after attempting to remove the core’s protection. I’ve requested replacement personnel.

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LV4
YoRHa R&D Team Journal: January 15
Command pulled the plug on our project. The weapon will go into official operation with the core still sealed.

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? Type-3 Sword / ?????

LV1
The craftsman’s weapons were neither flashy nor attractive, but they never once failed in battle. This reliability afforded him a never-ending stream of loyal clients.

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LV2
Yet something nagged at the craftsman. Though he’d forged many a weapon, he’d only tested them on pigs and cows. He wondered what it might feel like to use them on another human being.

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LV3
The craftsman took a sword to a battlefield and slashed at corpses, disappointed at how easily the sword slid through them. It wasn’t satisfying at all. He wanted to really feel like he was ripping through flesh.

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LV4
The craftsman modified a sword in search of that feeling, not thinking at all of the pain it would cause—until one night, a bandit broke into his home, snatched the weapon up, and showed him exactly how effective it was.

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? Virtuous Contract / ????

LV1
How long can I fight amidst this bloody vortex of a battle field? How long, I wonder?

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LV2
How long can I continue to protect what I love amidst this endless war? How long, I wonder?

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LV3
How long can I continue to believe in a world laden with deceit and folly? How long, I wonder?

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LV4
How long can I lie to myself as I despair at the dark future of this world? How long, I wonder?

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? Cruel Oath / ????

LV1
Once, long ago, there was a group of seven boys who were born in the same village. Though they were not brothers by blood, they treated each other as family.

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LV2
One cold night, a fortune-teller appeared and warned of a traitor among them. The boys laughed it off and went about their business, but the next morning, one of them lay dead.

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LV3
With each passing night, another boy died. The survivors grew more and more suspicious of each other, each harboring terrible doubts about what happened to their brothers.

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LV4
On the morning of the seventh day, a single survivor stood tall. Cleaning the blood from his hands, he chuckled to himself. “Better go find the traitor!”

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? YoRHa-issue Blade / ???????

LV1
Morning, listeners! It’s time to kick off another installment of Listener Letters with your favorite radio idol, DJ 24D! Now let’s get this day started right, shall we?

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LV2
How’s it going, listeners? Yeah, I know… You’re all still thinking about that clean-up operation yesterday, right? We may have lost a lot of good people, but it’s still our job to get up and at ’em, right?

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LV3
Howdy, listeners! Your favorite radio idol DJ 24D hasn’t been receiving many letters lately. Don’t you like me anymore? Ha ha! Or maybe no one is even listening? Whee hee hee! Anyway, who’s ready to kick things off?

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LV4
Hello? Is anyone there? Is this thing even on? It’s me, radio listeners! 24D! I’m an idol, remember? An idol! An idol an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol?an idol an

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? Machine Sword / ???????

LV1
The more old records I read, the more fascinated?I become by the species known as humans. We machines must do all we can to preserve these precious artifacts and continue to record their contents.

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LV2
I see from these records how important predation and reproduction were to human survival. And yet, they viewed such acts as sinful. I wonder why?

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LV3
I found a famous human book today, but after reading it ten times, it still makes no sense to me. What possible attraction could there be to such a thing?

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LV4
Eureka! It seems the answer was in front of me all along! I am simply incapable of comprehending anything—about humanity OR the world in general! Ah, how wonderful it is to live in a world swaddled in mystery!

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? Engine Blade / ????????

LV1
A small prince rests alone in a vast, vast bedroom. He wishes his father knew how much he hates sleeping alone, but he doesn’t dare to tell him. For the king is a very busy man and must not be disturbed.

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LV2
A king sits alone in his vast, vast office, drowning in affairs of state. All he wants is to see his family and hug his son, but he cannot. For his every waking moment must be spent in service of the people.

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LV3
One day, while eating dinner, the king asks his son what he most desires in the world. He hopes he will say that he wants them to spend more time together, but instead the boy simply points at a sword hanging on the wall.

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LV4
The ancient sword is considered the sign that one is ready to rule. “Someday,” the king chuckles. His son faintly smiles back at him. All he really wanted was for his father to read him a bedtime story…

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? Cypress Stick / ??????

LV1
I was in a dead sleep when mum started shouting. “Wakey-wakey!” she squawked. “Rise and shiiine! Today’s a very important day! Today’s your first visit to the castle!” …Annoying, right? But I got up anyway.

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LV2
Today’s my 16th birthday, and I have an audience with the king. Mum’s apparently worried that he’ll charge me with some big important task, so she gave me a cypress stick for…some reason. Pffft. Like that’ll help.

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LV3
As we walk to the castle, Mum keeps blabbing about how excited she is and how long she’s been waiting for this day. She’s told me this story a million and one times, so I just keep quiet like always.

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LV4
When we arrive, I see my friend coming out of the castle. He’s 16, too, but his fearless gaze makes him look like a legendary hero-to-be. I’m sure he’s got a lot to live up to! MY dad’s just a carpenter, so I’ve got it easy, heh.

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Large?Swords

? Iron Will / ??

LV1
The sword’s blade, dulled by years of idleness, was–as its name implied–a mere iron hunk. Its blood-drenched youth was little more than a series of rusted memories which grated against its pockmarked steel.

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LV2
Who could wield?this hunk of iron now that its edge was gone? Who might love it when all it could do was bash dully against a foe instead of cutting through flesh and bone? Who would devote themselves to such insanity?

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LV3
The sword signed softly, pleased to finally be at rest. But before it could peacefully crumble into dust, a group of power-hungry fools took it up and denied its reverie anew.

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LV4
Red rust was the weapon’s tears. The blood, fat, and muscle it tore through was proof of its curse. Now let it hew bone once more! Let it ravage flesh! Let it do all this and more as atonement for its sins!

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? Fang of the Twins / ????

LV1
Twin swords were sacrificed to twin gods and bound to an unbreakable dual-bladed axe. Whenever nicked or damaged, it would instantly repair itself. The two blades would never part. They would be together for the rest of time.

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LV2
The souls in the blade yearned to be as one. To grow old as one. To fall in love as one. It is why we both love the same person.

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LV3
I am myself. I am myself!
Look at me. Look at me!
Give me love. Give me love!
Stop copying me. I’m not!

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LV4
We are together. We are one. Life or death. Even if we kill our foes. Even if we kill each other. Our two bodies will be as one for all time. Someone separate us. Oh god please someone help m

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? Beastlord / ?????

LV1
Once upon a time, there were three princesses. The eldest princess was tought by all to be the most brilliant woman in the kingdom, and she soon sat upon the throne of her homeland as their queen.

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LV2
The new queen raised a mighty army. To afford the endeavor, she taxed her people, and in turn, they were given jobs in new factories created to support the war effort.

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LV3
People worked. Money flowed. As the army grew strong, the demand for factories grew with it. And then the cycle repeated. More work. More money. More work. More money. The queen’s plan proceeded just as she had envisioned it.

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LV4
TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN THE KINGDOM, WE WERE CONVERTED TO MACHINES TO ENHANCE OUR OUTPUT IN FACTORIES AND THE MILITARY. OUR QUEEN IN TURN BECAME THE CONTROL SYSTEM THAT RULES US TO THIS DAY.

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? Phoenix Sword?/ ??????

LV1
One day, a hawk lost its way in the woods. Its proud wings soon grew weak as it tried in vain to find its way home. As death approached, a songbird took pity on the hawk and did its best to offer aid.

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LV2
The songbird slowly nursed the hawk back to health. The beautiful sight of the small white bird nestled in the elegant wings of the hawk soon made it the envy of all the creatures in the forest.

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LV3
When the hawk was fully healed, it knew it was time to leave the forest. But before flying away, it promised the songbird it would one day return. In turn, the songbird gave the hawk one of its shining feathers as a token of friendship.

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LV4
As promised, the hawk eventually returned–but with a human in tow. “Well done,” said the human. “These feathers will sell for a great price at the market.” Then he slew the songbird in one blow and plucked its carcass clean.

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? Type-4O Blade / ??????

LV1
Development Journal: 0503 Takada
I’ve come up with an incredible idea–something no one has ever done before. I’m going to start testing it out first thing in the morning.

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LV2
Development Journal: 0704 Takeda
The boss turned down my idea of infusing metallic alloys with magical elements. Thrice-damned fool! Doesn’t he see how much money we could make from this?

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LV3
Development Journal: 1201 Takada
Things aren’t going well. My hair is falling out. I think it’s the stress. I’ve got to find a way to make this project succeed, and soon!

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LV4
Development Journal: 1215 Fujita
I looked over the data, but couldn’t work out the problem. I’m not giving up though. With Takada dead, it’s up to me–I’m the only one who can carry on his work…

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? Type-3 Blade / ?????

LV1
The greatsword was known for the intense pain it inflicted upon its victims. This is what drove the man to carry it despite its weight, for he knew it would make others fear him, and thus could he avoid needless conflict.

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LV2
The man’s reputation spread through the village despite never having drawn the blade. “Don’t make him use that horrid weapon,” the villagers whispered. The man smiled at this, for he knew that fear was the best path to peace.

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LV3
Soon, the man had craftsmen forge a host of similar weapons. He gave them to all the other villagers in the hope it would force people to solve conflicts with words instead of violence. And his plan worked…for a while.

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LV4
Keeping all sides in check is simple when no one uses their power. But once that seal is broken, the end is nigh. Thus did the peaceful village transform itself into a living hell over the space of a single night.

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? Virtuous Treaty / ????

LV1
FIRST ENCOUNTER
WITH
MY LOVER

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LV2
FAILED TO CONNECT
WITH
MY LOVER

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LV3
FAR AWAY
WENT
MY LOVER

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LV4
WITH DEATH
WENT MY LOVER
TO ETERNITY

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? Cruel Blood Oath / ????

LV1
I’ll never forget the time we met. I knew ours was a love that would last for eternity.

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LV2
But even when by his side, his feelings were a mystery. It was painful not to know what he was thinking. So painful.

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LV3
When i was close, I hurt him. Yet being distant hurt him more.

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LV4
I finally found my place in life. A place where I am as close as possible, yet eternally distant.

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? Machine Axe / ???????

LV1
HuMAN fiGhT. WHy?

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LV2
Why…humans love?

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LV3
Why do humans band together?

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You–why are you alive?

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Spears

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LV1
Legends tell of a mighty warrior who had no equal in battle. Granted immortality by a phoenix, he wandered from war to war, forever searching for ways to prove his strength.

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LV2
Eventually, the man’s immortal body proved too much for his spirit, and he ran himself through with his own spear again and again. But each time he did, the would closed over itself, leaving not even a scar.

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LV3
He leapt from cliffs, threw himself into raging seas, and lit himself aflame, but nothing worked. Then, one day, he slipped mercifully into unconsciousness, and awoke centuries later to find a songbird on his chest.

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LV4
“You have atoned for your sins,” said the bird. “If you wish me to free you from your solitary existence, I will gladly do so.” The man wept tears of joy and whispered thanks to the gods before suddenly stomping the bird to death.

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LV1
Once upon a time, there were three princesses. The youngest princess was widely regarded as the ugliest woman in all the land, but her heart was gentle, honest, and pure.

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LV2
Hoping to aid others in need, the youngest princess would travel to the fields to offer succor to peasants–but they would reject her kindness with cruel words.

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LV3
The youngest princess knew her looks were driving people away, yet she kept donating her life to the service of others, figuring that the fault lied in her own lack of devotion. Day after day this continued, for years without end.

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LV4
The youngest princess died alone, curled in the back of a damn, wet alley. She was so ugly that no one had the courage to give her a proper burial. Instead, she rotted where she lay, turning ever uglier until she faded into the earth.

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? Dragoon Lance / ??????

LV1
I had a dream. A dream about the day we met. He was small. He was insignificant. He was weak. Yet he hated the world just as I did.

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LV2
I decided to aid him, and he did the same for me. Thus was our friendship born.

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LV3
It wasn’t perfect, of course. Mistakes were made along the way. Still, we remained friends.

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LV4
The blue wind that caresses these grasslands has a pleasing scent. I bring my cheek to his and he twitches, almost as if tickled. Then I spread my wings and I let him ride me into the skies above.

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? Spear of the Usurper / ???????

LV1
In a distant kingdom, there lived tow princes. The son of the queen consort was clever of mind but weak of flesh. The son of the king’s second wife was dimwitted, yet charming, and quite gifted in the art of war.

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LV2
Which prince would succeed the throne? When news came down that the king had died in battle, the two men each declared themselves the next true king, rallying the people to take the side of one or the other.

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LV3
In the midst of this coronation battle, a third man appeared claiming to be a prince. Bright, capable, and brave, he dispatched the two foolish brothers and went on to become a wise and just king beloved by all.

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LV4
Decades later, the king announced on his deathbed that he wasn’t royalty at all, but in fact was the son of a commoner. Upon hearing this revelation, the people stormed the castle and hung their beloved ruler from the rafters.

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? Type-4O Lance / ??????

LV1
Hi guys! It’s me, 42S–your favorite YoRHa Squadron idol from North 12C Defense HQ. I’m here with the latest hot scoops from the front line, so let’s get out there and do our best, all right? Goooo team!

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LV2
Hey ho, battlefield buddies! I’m not gonna lie here–the current war situation isn’t looking too optimistic. But we’re expecting reinforcements from our orbiting satellite bases any moment, so don’t give up yet! Glory to mankind!

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LV3
Mayday! Mayday! This is Publicity Agent 42S from North 12C Defense HQ! Is anyone listening? Our facility has been completely surrounded by machines! I don’t know how much we can ho–

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LV4
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? Type-3 Lance / ?????

LV1
The unadorned lance pierced her foes with machine-like accuracy. The grind of metal of bone in tandem with the pained screams of her victims created sweet music in the mercenary girl’s ears.

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LV2
Day after day, she returned to the battlefield to compose more music. Here, a giant of a man, fat rippling from his sides. There, a slimmer gentleman whose bones would surely produce a sweeter sound. Ah, who to stab first!?

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LV3
The girl fought for an age, stabbing uncountable foes in an effort to find the ideal scream–that sonorous, bone-grinding sound. Yet perfection eluded her no matter how hard she tried. Would she ever find what she sought?

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LV4
Suddenly, she turned to find a fine-looking hunk of meat at her side. Stabbing it produced a scream so pure, she couldn’t help but smile. She continued to smile as she stabbed, no longer able to recall that the hunk was her own child.

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? Virtuous Dignity / ????

LV1
The elegant white spear was crafted by a tyrant as a gift for his wife–whose parents he had killed years earlier. She slipped it under the bed they shared, then later used it to run him through 30 times.

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LV2
The spear’s second owner was a courageous, bandit-fighting mayor. In her later years, her strength faded, until one night, a pack of young thugs surrounded her and took all that she had–including her life.

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LV3
The third owner was a greedy merchant who lived to swindle customers. Soon, she found herself shunned and penniless, and so decided to hang herself. The unused spear rested in a corner of her home as a decoration.

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LV4
The fourth owner was a meek young boy who wanted to aid his sickly younger sister. He gave all to his cause–including his very existence and that of all else in the world.

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? Cruel Arrogance / ????

LV1
The dark, hideous lance was crafted by a beautiful female artisan. As people far and wide praised its design, the artisan’s apprentice grew jealous and slew her, the lance itself soon vanishing into the mists to time.

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LV2
The lance’s second owner was a puppeteer who crafted a clockwork doll capable of doing nearly anything. When he put the lance in the doll’s hand, she lashed out and pierced the puppeteer’s skull right between the eyes.

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LV3
The third owner was an infant prince who was gifted the lance by the queen regent. She died soon thereafter, and on the night of her funeral, the lance vanished from the infant’s room, leaving behind only a tiny corpse in the crib.

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LV4
The fourth owner was a simple, honest man who wanted to aid his sickly daughter. He gave all to this cause–including his very existence and that of all else in the world.

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? Machine Axe / ???????

LV1
HuMAN fiGhT. WHy?

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LV2
Why…humans love?

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LV3
Why do humans band together?

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LV4
You–why are you alive?

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Combat Bracers

? Angel’s Folly / ?????

LV1
Once, there was a demon who held an affinity for angels. He dreamed of serving alongside them and their god, yet cursed the impossibility of it all. Then one day, he came to earth, bringing himself a step closer to heaven.

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LV2
An angel was sent to slay the demon. When the evil one saw his foe, he burst into tears and revealed his plan. “Please,” the demon begged, “you must give me a set if white wings for my very own!”

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LV3
The angel agreed to trade a set of white wings for the head of another demon. Overjoyed, the demon killed one of his own and plucked the head right off its still-warm body.

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LV4
The angel then led the demon to heaven, where he underwent centuries of the cruelest tortures imaginable. Finally, the pain was so great that he lost consciousness–at which point his dark wings turned the promised shade of white.

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? Demon’s Cry / ?????

LV1
Once, there was a gentle angel who came to earth to provide salvation for those in need. Whether it was curing illnesses, offering blessings, or cheering the sad, he was always there when needed.

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LV2
The angel, however, provided aid to sinners and non-believers as well–an act which was strictly forbidden. Each time he did so, a single white feather would fall away from his glorious wings.

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LV3
One day, the angel came across a young girl with an illness that pained her deeply. But he could do nothing to help the child, for all his feathers had long since fallen off.

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LV4
The angel cursed both himself and the cruelty of the world. The resulting hatred stained his body and his wings, turning them both black as night. Then, crying tears of blood, he brought his hands to the girl’s neck.

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? Type-4O Fists / ?????

LV1
> System YoRHa
> Unit Data Uploading…
> Checkout H.C.

LV2
> Close I.O.
> Duplicate Core
> Find YoRHa unit

LV3
> Updating Data…
> Checking Data
> Purge Conversation Log

LV4
> Purge Unit Data
> Purge System Data
> Exit

? Type-3 Fists / ????

LV1
The man wailed an inhuman scream as he brought his fist down on his opponent’s skull. He brought it down again. And again. And again. Until the victim was nothing more than a splatter of blood and bits.

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LV2
The man had a beautiful wife that drove everyone wild with jealousy. They lived a simple, happy life, yet the man always strove to keep his wife safe above all else.

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LV3
One night, the man came home to find a stranger in his bed. His wife told him that he had forced himself on her, at which point the husband flew into a rage and vowed to exact revenge.

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LV4
The man bought a weapon from a craftsman famed for forging instruments of pain, then used it to punish his wife–for he could not abide that she failed to protect her virtue. His revenge was complete.

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? Virtuous Grief / ????

LV1
I see you in my sleep.
Restless sleep.
My heart flies to pieces each time I wake.
I burn to see you in the real world.

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LV2
I hunt for the woman who pines for you.
The scream pleases me.
Your body and heart shall be mine.

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LV3
Your heart. I love for it.
Yet it does not return my love in kind.
All you care for is your cold, dead wife.
So I must at least take your body.

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LV4
Your head is mine. Beautiful head.
The eyes that scorned me are so lovely now.
Hate me if you like. Begrudge me all.
You are still mine forever.

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? Cruel Lament / ????

LV1
I take up the sword and battle for you.
My heart knows not fear,
instead burning with a love strong and pure.

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LV2
I swing my sword for you,
spattering blood across my sleeve.
I smile as the chaos continues.

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LV3
I brandish my sword for you.
Victims uncountable. Victims beyond measure.
Their dying wails become the song of my sleep.

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LV4
I cry out “Give me your head!”
I capture you as you flee and take it.
I do all this for you. For you. For you.
…Who are you?

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? Machine Heads / ???????

LV1
I ? ? LACK ? ? PARTS

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LV2
I ? ? AM? ? ? ? ? USELESS

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LV3
MY? ? ? ? ? EXISTENCE ? ? IS ? ? UNNECESSARY

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LV4
I ? ? TRIED I ? ? TRIED? ? SO ? ? ? HARD? ? ? ? ? MOMMY

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? Emil Heads / ???????

LV1
[09/02/12422]? I confirmed that the machine lifeforms released by the aliens have reconstructed their network. I’ve started to see units with gravity-controlling capabilities again as well.

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LV2
[10/15/12422]? I was spawned about a week ago, so I don’t have clear recollections of anything before that. Say, I wonder where the Original disappeared to all those millennia ago…

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LV3
[12/14/12422]? I confirmed that the 25th one born after me has stopped his biological activity. Although we’re technically immortal–since we can respawn indefinitely and all–we’re still not exempt from death.

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LV4
[01/19/12423]? Our memories are only copies, so they’re pretty vague. That android wearing black… I have the feeling I’ve met her before. She had a complicated look on her face, but I can’t remember anything..

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Source: Japanese Wiki