Mechanical dance

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Mechanical dance
Mechanical dance overworld.png
Inflicted phobias
Phobias Teratophobia
Physical description
Species Human (Moonscorched)
Spiritual Information
Soul Shadowed soul
Item drops
Search Nothing
Steal (Condensed green, Condensed blue and Condensed lavender)
Overworld data
HP 14 (+1 extra shot)
Note Not executable
Cannot lose limbs using Rifle/Gunslinger
Not affected by Marksmanship
Battle Theme
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The Mechanical dance is a boss encountered in Fear & Hunger 2: Termina. If not dealt with properly, Olivia will turn into Mechanical dance due to Moonscorch on Day 3 Morning.

Lore

The Mechanical dance is the humanoid machine form that Olivia assumes when in her moonscorched state. Instead of legs, her form features a massive vent system, while her hands take on the shape of two blade-like appendages. Her turning animation suggests her wheelchair is fused to her as part of this state. Despite the power and strength conveyed by her new form, the Mechanical dance appears visibly distressed, weeping and lamenting that she has "been this way forever." This might moreso be a manifestation of her jealous fear of living in the shadow of her sister, Reila, as it is notable she felt this way even in her childhood, this being reinforced by the fact Olivia has the shadowed soul, as opposed to Reila's Radiating soul. The form may reflect Olivia's anxiety about being confined to a wheelchair and facing an indefinite future limited by her physical condition, as she fears that others will perceive her solely through the lens of her disability, rather than recognizing her for who she truly is.

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Warning! Speculation ahead!

Information below is hinted on, but wasn't directly confirmed in-game.

It is possible the Mechanical Dance gravitated towards the Museum due to its close proximity to Logic. The mechanised nature of the Mechanical Dance may dually be in part due to the influence of Logic, the Machine God, as Olivia has strong ties to Reila. Logic has been shown to be able to interfere with the workings of Rher, so it may be possible that she is capable of tainting the moonscorched forms of the contestants.

Location

Mechanical dance can be found wandering around in the Museum, where she can be found after taking a left and going south.

If Daan turns into Pocketcat, he will kidnap Olivia and make her moonscorch on Day 3 Morning.

On Day 3 Night, Olivia will moonscorch and turn into Mechanical dance.

Battle

Stats
Body Part HP Blunt Slashing Piercing Fire Otherwordly Ev. Rate Magic Ev. Resistances
Head 1400 120% 80% 80% 80% 80% 5% None None
Torso 1750 (7000) None None
Right Arm 800 None None
Left Arm 800 None None
  • Note: HP in parenthesis is only used for Damage-over-Time calculations.

Strategy

Fear & Hunger Mode

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Masoχ-S/M Mode

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Dialogues

Talk

  • Mechanical dance: “DON'T LOOK AT ME!”
    • Player: “I won't, just calm down!”
      • Mechanical dance: “D-DON'T! LOOK! AT! ME!”
        • Player: Close your eyes (Player skips 1-2 turns)
        • Player: “Why?”
          • Mechanical dance: “I'M A MONSTROSITY! AN ABOMINATION! PART MACHINE! BARELY HUMAN!”
            • Player: [INTIMIDATE] “Enough with the self-pity, you're a true eyesore, a freak!”
              • Mechanical dance: “!!” The mechanical dance seems shaken by your words... (Skips 1-2 turns)
            • Player: “...”
        • Player: “...”
    • Player: “What on earth has happened to you?”
      • Mechanical dance: “HAPPENED!? I'VE BEEN THIS WAY FOREVER!”
    • Player: Nevermind
  • If Mechanical dance was intimidated:
  • Mechanical dance: “Freak... I'm a... monster. I AM A FREAK. A MONSTER!” (can talk again on the next turn)

Interactions

“The mechanical monstrosity is down...”
Action Result Flavour text
Use Brain flower Failure “The soil, or the body doesn't seem fertile enough for seeds to grow.”
Use Heart flower Failure “The soil, or the body doesn't seem fertile enough for seeds to grow.”
Beat her Nothing “The kicks to the hull of the thing cause a hollow sound to echo.”
Medical diagnosis Nothing
Player:
“This thing is more of a machine than an organic being. Although parts of it look very human-like. You have no idea what the thing is.”
If Daan is in the party:
“This is beyond my expertise. I think we'd need an engineer for this job.”
  • Player: “I have no idea what this thing is supposed to be.”
    • Daan: “You haven't even looked at its insides. What's under the hood and all that.”
  • Player: “Are you suggesting it's somekind of a machine?”
    • Daan: “Looks like it. Feels like it. Sounds like it.”
If Daan and Abella are in the party:
Daan: “This is beyond my expertise. I think we'd need an engineer for this job.”
Abella: “... Don't look at me! I have no idea what is happening in this place!”
Search Nothing “The being has nothing of value.”
Leave Success Nothing
Devour Failure “You can't eat machinery!”
Harvest an organ Failure “There are no organs to harvest. Besides its head, there doesn't appear to be anything organic.”
Saw off her head (Head of the Mechanical dance) Nothing
Necromancy Failure “The soul is too corrupted and frail to be summoned back to the body. The necromancy failed.”

Trivia

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Gallery

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In-game Footage

All Moonscorched Contestants

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