Fungus: Eternal Life is the twelfth episode of Final Fantasy: Unlimited.
Meeting of the LordsEdit
Sitting in his throne room, Earl Tyrant examines a crystal Oscar has presented to him. Oscar claims that it is the crystallized form of Omega; as Omega is mostly a creature of emotion, when it is calm it reverts to a crystalline form. Herba enters moments later, holding another crystal in her hand, to which the Tyrant express great joy. Pist also arrives and presents a third crystal to their master.
The whole room is stunned when Makenshi enters holding a crystal the size of a man, and the Earl can not help but express his joy. As a reward, the Tyrant appoints him the fifth Lord of Guadium.
Oscar, noticing Fungus hiding near the door, asks him how his search is going. He reports that he is yet to find anything, despite his efforts. Due to his failed attempts to defeat Kaze and how his failing to locate Omega, the Tyrant expresses his dissatisfaction with Fungus, and warns him that continued failure will cause him to become angry, which scares Fungus greatly.
Rest and RestorationEdit
Far away, safe on the train; Ai, Chobi and Yu sleep peacefully as Lisa watches over them. One after the other, the three awaken from their slumber, with Yu expressing concerns over Lisa's sleeping patterns, or the lack of sleep.
Angry with his embarrassment before the other Lords of Guadium, Fungus vows to redouble his efforts and locate a piece of Omega for the Earl. As he marches to fulfill his vow, Oscar lowers himself from the ceiling before Fungus, informing him that Crux has located a place that promises him great power.
The episode cuts to a desert like world, filled his tall rock monoliths. As one collapses, Kaze is seen walking away from it. He ponders for a moment on who is his true enemy; Omega or Makenshi? He concludes that it is indeed Makenshi that he hunts.
Oscar leads Fungus to one of the worlds in an airship; one filled his fungi of all shapes and sizes. Oscar claims that the world before them is what remains of Fungus's homeworld. Fungus is overjoyed to see his home again, revealing that he is the only survivor of his people.
Inspired, he commands Oscar to inform the Earl that he will rebuild his army, and use it to capture Omega.
The Battle BeginsEdit
Ai, Yu, Lisa and Chobi disembark from the train and soon emerge into the same world Oscar and Fungus were just overlooking. Ai immediately complains about the smell, and the height of the exit to the ground. They ponder for a moment about how they can descend, until Chobi activates his wings and takes flight with the three on his back.
The children and Chobi note that something smells nice, however Lisa warns them that the smell is coming from the mushrooms and seems concerned about something. After a moment, she spots Fungus standing atop a particularly tall mushroom.
Fungus seems angered that others found their way into his world, and is further agitated when Kaze appears. Lisa still seems distracted, noting that the world feels different from the others. Kaze opens fire on the Lord of Guadium, but to no avail.
The others take cover as Fungus inhales the sores surrounding him, causing him to grow to a colossal size. He punches Kaze with his new size and strength, sending him flying.
A moment later a familiar cry in heard from the dust; "Soil, is my Power!"
Kaze arms and loads the Magun while Fungus taunts him. Kaze fires, summoning Ixion to destroy Fungus. The blast is so great that Chobi has to take flight once more to save the others from the destruction. However, as soon as the dust begins to settle, Fungus is revealed to be rebuilding himself from the spores around him.
Fungus laughs off Kaze's attempt to kill him, and tears a toadstool out of the ground, transforming it into a club. Kaze, determined to emerge victorious, loads the Magun again, this time summoning Phoenix. The destruction is not just contained to Fungus; the entire landscape is set ablaze, leaving the others to marvel at Kaze's power. However, the fires are quickly extinguished when a blizzard of spores gather and rebuild Fungus. Fungus delivers another blow to Kaze, sending him flying once again. The episode ends with Ai, Lisa and Yu amazed at Fungus's new found power.
This episode marks the first time when a summon is reused from an earlier episode, and when more than one summon is used in a single episode. Details are as follows:
- The deep sleep that envelops death/The sleep that engulfs death - Steel Gray
- The rising of boiling blood/Bubbling and boiling blood - Heat Crimson
- The brilliance that pierces the darkness/The light that penetrates darkness - Lightning Yellow
The combination summons Ixion, a horse like creature which creates a destructive orb of lightning around itself.
Also appearing is:
- Origin of all /The origin of all things - Mother Black
- Burning all to ashes /A heat that will scorch all creation - Fire Red
- The critical point of all/The critical point of everything - Burning Gold
This summons Phoenix; a fiery bird that enters the target's body then explodes in a brilliant flash of fire.