Oscar: The Endless Project is the ninth episode of Final Fantasy: Unlimited.
The episode begins with Lisa recalling the pair of dragons from the first episode, and their reappearances in more recent episodes. Yu brings Lisa back to earth (so to speak), mentioning she has just been sitting there and staring for a while now, which Ai concludes to be symptom of unanswered love for Kaze. However, she quickly drifts off into her thoughts again, with a new uncertainty regarding Kaze.
Construction of InfinityEdit
The group, Ai, Chobi, Kaze, Lisa, Lou and Yu, emerge from the station in a long metal hall. Lou is quick to claim that she is familiar with this place, and leads them to a production hall of some kind. All along the walls are a number of conveyor belts, passing copper cubes to the next worker in line, so that they are assembled and disassembled over and over again.
"Our work's never ending, our work is never done, building up, tearing down, it goes on and on." - Workers chant
The group quickly become amazed with the countless happy workers, and their endless work. Unseen to anyone, Crux floats overhead.
End of InfinityEdit
Within Guadium, The Earl is becoming greatly impatient, complaining that his lords have not recovered Omega yet before ordering everyone not to return until they find pieces of it. Oscha is surprised that he is also being dispatched as Crux appears on his shoulder to relay him her report.
Back in the factory, the group ponder if there is an end to this cycle, and if not why the workers pursue it. Lou explains that it will never end, as these people have found their way of life, and survive because of it. Kaze breaks into the others thoughts when he suddenly draws his gun, and Chobi begins to squeak, and becomes visibly agitated. Both Chobi and Lisa comment on how something has changed. Out of the blue, the workers begin to work faster and faster.
They have stopped disassembling, and seem to be making something permanent out of their construction project. The group watches in awe as all the smaller cubes are combined into one giant cube in the middle of the hall. Horrified to find their work has ended, the purposeless workers begin to despair and collapse as the cube transforms into the giant robot Cube Ashura.
End of the EndlessEdit
The robot begins to chase the group, and suddenly Kaze turns around, aiming his gun at the robot. However, he turns and fires into the shadows beneath one of the platforms at the sides of the hall. Seeing that Kaze pinpointed his location, Oscha emerges from the shadow as Kaze instantly opens fire. Oscha flinches from a direct hit to his belly, but the bullet fails to pierce, and rolls to the floor, leaving Oscha unharmed. Oscha introduces himself as one of the Four Lords of Gaudium, and explains he is hunting those that would harm Wonderland, declaring chaos to be the prime nature of the worlds. Kaze demands to know where Makenshi is, saying he has something to settle with him. Oscha refuses to say, only claiming that Makenshi doesn't even think of Kaze.
Kaze begins to prime the Magun, with Oscha having Cube Ashura counter with its missile attack. Lou, transformed, dissolves the rockets with one of her attacks, leaving Kaze to load the Magun. Oscha claims that Cube Ashura is completely impervious to attacks, taunting Kaze as to the colour of soil he will use. Kaze seems unfazed by these comments, and loads the Magun and summons Odin. Odin charges forward, destroying the next barrage of rockets launched by the robot. With a single thrust Odin's lance pierces through the robot, and dissipates, leaving the robot to collapse. As the dust clears, neither Oscha nor Kaze are present as smaller toy-sized version of Cube Ashura climbs from the rubble before being swiftly destroyed by Chobi's Chocobo Kick.
With the destruction of Cube Ashura, the workers return to their endless work. Lou decides to leave the group and search for Kaze, with her infatuation reaching new heights. They bid their final farewells, and Lou departs. Returning to Gaudium, though he is scolded, Oscha points out that he was not trying to find Omega or kill Kaze. Rather, Oscha's actions were revealed to be "feeding Chaos", commenting on its health and growth as a result of the workers' despair.
In this episode, only one combination of Soil is seen:
Facing the road of extinction in a flash of an instant/The moment that dictates the time of extinction - Steel Gray
The light that shines in face of courage/The light that dictates the time of eternity - Bullet Silver /Luminous Silver
The darkness that devours in the face of destruction/The darkness that dictates the time of destruction - Destroy Black/Demolition Black
The combination summons Odin; a mounted lancer, the seems to be able to destroy absolutely anything, as seen with the supposedly indestructible robot features in this episode.
- Ai Hayakawa
- Earl Tyrant
- Lisa Pacifist
- Kuroki Kaze
- Omega - Mentioned only
- Yu Hayakawa
- In the Japanese dub of the episode the workers sing to the Chocobo theme.