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5th story EN

Apr 27th, 2017
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  2. | NieR: Automata Lore Guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/nier/wiki/lore |
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  6. This is a TLDR from Chinese translation and is NOT ACCURATE. The ENDING IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT REALLY HAPPENED LIVE AT THE CONCERT.
  7. Complete translation, as well as full recital video with subtitles, can be found here
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  9. >>> https://theark.wiki/ <<<
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  47. quick tl;dr but accuracy not 100% atm.
  48. 1st Act: September 05, pod042 talks about 2B rebooting successfully. Brings up the fact that 2B was "killed" by A2 1718 hours/72 days ago. 9S stopped moving 740 hours ago. As of current moment, 9S reboot failure. 345 different combination has been formulated to try and even after 34,500 attempts, 9S still fails to reboot and suggest that 9S' data may disappear. 1st Act ends with 2B narrative about packing some minimum luggage to start searching for a method to reboot 9S and believes that she can find such a method.
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  50. 2nd Act: September 14th, 2B learns of the happenings from her death until the collapse of the tower from pod04, which is all the A2/9S things we know ingame during C/D. Pod153 mentions the disappearance of the satellite base. Narrative from 2B about YoRHa androids and their difference due to the Black Box enabling their high performance at the cost of being difficult to repair/maintain. The repair/maintain issue is probably why 9S is struck in addition to the satellite base incident. Despite 2B being in poor condition due to fatigue/lack of maintenance, 2B still continued in the hopes of finding other YoRHa survivors. Pod153 notifies 2B of mail from some "Jessica" who mentions about the [Ark] and it may have information of use.
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  52. 3rd Act: September 17, basically the mail from 2nd Act included coordinates among the Ark rubble. 2B start to hardcore miner-mode and dig through the rubble despite pod42 warnings that lack of maintenance will lead to serious damage. Even after serious damage with blood apparently everywhere and 2B losing sense of touch in her arms, she continues to search for the Ark's memory unit. It is revealed here that the Ark is actually made from a combination of complicated crystals which forms its huge memory unit. The act ends with 2B shutting down due to overload.
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  54. 4th Act (First Half): September 17th, pod042 removes some "nanocomputer" component from 2B, allowing 2B to reboot successfully. Narrative from 2B with some technical mumble about reversing engineering and extracting information from a light-emitting crystals (unlikely that I can tl this technical bit properly atm) and create a vaccine that can 'cure' 9S.
  55. After a few failed attempts with newly created vaccine, Pod042 brings up possibility of 9S' self-elimination of his conscious or according to records of A2's body*, the possibility of 9S conscious moving to the Ark is present.
  56. *tl note: the chinese source specifically states records from YoRHa A2's body, the word for body used is of a mechanical context and may or may not = corpse.
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  58. 4th Act(Seond Half): Pod153 concludes that reboot of 9S impossible but some of his memory still exist and can be played. Pod153 asks 2B if there is a need to repair 9S' memory components which 2B tells pod153 to do so. 9S' data was recovered and the playback starts. What 9S says is similar to what he says ingame if you reject the offer to board the Ark. 9S: "2B, we will not exist forever, we will eventually return to the earth, meeting you gave meaning to my birth" 2B: "Nines" Then narrative from Pod042 about how 2B simply stopped moving on the spot. Its illogical and (the pods) are unable to understand why did 2B stop moving and stop talking. Pod153 concludes that 2B/9S continued to be imprisoned in the never ending of living only to die, and that all existences exist only to be destroyed.
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  61. Notes from original jp>chinese translator: He does not really have any concrete opinion atm as he does not know what exactly to say but his stance remains the same: "This concert may not represent the final part of Yoko's story and so he urges everyone to remain patient as it is Yoko's usual trend to make use of different forms of media to tell his story. As long as you follow the series, maybe you may get a good ending one day"
  62. He ends off by saying there are 2 more N:A related books which are for sales and he hopes that everyone will show $upport. He would also like to thank everyone(most likely the chinese side) for their support towards him.
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  67. Some clarifications:
  68. 1) The bold line is indeed correct[I asked translator about Pod 153 line about disposing of 9S body], the translation from the Chinese source reflects similarly. To add on to the same scene after 2B's reply:
  69. Pod153: Understood.
  70. 2B(narrative): The remains of 9S does not have anymore signs of contamination after repairing. With a face as if 9S had fallen into deep slumber. I prepared my weapons with some light luggage and stood up. I have no choice, in order to reboot 9S, there must be a way, this is what I believed.
  71. -End of Story 5, 1st Scene-
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  73. 2)[about 2B last "reaction"] To illustrate this point, I will just add on to the pieces that i tl ytd.
  74. 9S: "2B, we will not exist forever, we will eventually return to the earth, meeting you gave meaning to my birth"
  75. 2B: "Nines"
  76. Pod042:"2B stopped moving at that spot. Stopped.....stopped....moving. Its illogical, extremely unconventional behaviour. But....(we) do not understand even til this date. Why has 2B stopped moving. Why has 2B stopped talking. I wonder if the feelings (we) shared has gone somewhere?
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