The Essentia 2000
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The Essentia 2000, or simply referred to as Essentia, is a main character in YIIK, who wields her trusty Von Blade. She becomes a party member in Chapter 4. She's immensely aware of her other selves, such as the Essentia 1999 and the Essentia 28-90.
Personality[edit | edit source]
A plastic android seeking an end to a vicious cycle.
The Essentia 2000 often delivers stories to other people, answering whatever questions they may have about the universe. They tend to be very direct with the things they say. The Essentia is obsessed with their parallel lives, and will frequently tell stories from the perspective of the life they had experienced. They also have a sense of humor, but they don't tell jokes very often.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Alex[edit | edit source]
Vella[edit | edit source]
Story[edit | edit source]
In the Winter of 1993, a physicist named Naila El-Amin was fascinated by the metaphysical results of her experiments. After her husband left, she became depressed and eventually became aware of the Soul Space. She wanted to leave and explore reality, but her body was too weak. In order to circumvent this, she aimed to create a robotic vessel for herself- The Essentia 2000.
In another reality, a Russian woman named Vladimira Tesar had similar goals to Naila El-Amin, but was not depressed or physically weak. She created her own Essentia 2000 before Naila did. It's implied the Essentia Vladimira made is the one that Alex meets.
The Tour of Parallel Lives[edit | edit source]
Essentia brings Alex on a tour to meet her parallel lives.
Oda Kreutzer[edit | edit source]
Oda Kreutzer lived in Pontresina, Switzerland, alongside her four brothers and parents. Oda spent most of her time alone, imagining writing and other worlds. While wandering the Pontresina Valley, she found "another world" with her other selves. She left for the Soul Space at the age of 13. The Essentia 2000 remarks about how she wasted her potential since she entered the soul space at such an early age.
Naila El-Amin[edit | edit source]
Naila El-Amin was a scientist in Sweden. She had three children, who she refuses to name. Her husband was kind to her and the children, but was often violent with the people that worked for him. Naila met another man who she fell deeply in love with, to the point she forgot her own name and family. After six weeks, her lover vanished. Naila returned home to tell her family what had happened, but everyone had disappeared. She realized she had developed a terminal illness, and began to construct The Essentia 2000.
Serna Yemina[edit | edit source]
Serna Yemina is a Palestinian girl dealing with financial troubles. She tells the story of a woman she loved. While Serna was often frustrated that happiness was temporary, when Serna was with her, she always felt happy. But after six months being with her, she died doing something Serna warned her not to do. Because of this, Serna entered the Soul Space. After finishing her story, she repeats the phrase "Why did you leave me?" to Alex and Essentia, as if she's on repeat.
Yuzu Imajo[edit | edit source]
Main Article: Yuzu Imajo
Eventually, Essentia meets someone she's initially not familiar with, Yuzu Imajo.....
The Y2K Problem[edit | edit source]
Vs. Proto Ultima Alex[edit | edit source]
Originally the game would've opened with a tutorial sequence where you played as the Essentia. She meets up with Marlene, who helps guide her through her dungeon of the mind. Oddly, Essentia has no voice, with Krow asking if "he" took her voice from her. They head towards an alternate Alex and attempt to kill him, but are unable to.
The Ultima Ending seemingly picks up from where the cut tutorial left off. Essentia is face to face with Proto Ultima Alex, who she explains as a "proto-monster" she being trying to kill for a long time. She is surprised to see Alex and The Player there. She reveals her body is actually called The Essentia 9802, elaborating that she has not entered the Player's reality, as "...you do not yet face the choice of what direction your life would take." She remarks about how Alex took that role instead. Essentia helps Alex, the player, and their friends to defeat Proto Ultima Alex.
I.V[edit | edit source]
Not much has been revealed of Essentia's involvement in I.V yet.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Essentia has a lot of unique attributes comparted to other party members. Instead of having HP, Essentia uses EN. Every attack Essentia performs will drain EN. When EN reaches 0, Essentia will be knocked out but will revive on her own in a few turns. Only certain items will heal Essentia, such as the 9-volt. It's a waste to use HP items on her.
Defending is replaced with charging, which allows Essentia to heal EN for a specified amount of turns. The more EN there is needed to be healed, the longer the amount of turns will need to be for a full heal.
Beat Down[edit | edit source]
Similar to Alex's Beat Down, Essentia pulls out her Von Blade which spins and certain segments must be hit to gain a combo. The segments cannot be hit multiple times like in Alex's Beat Down. As the minigame progresses, it spins faster and faster until you mess up. This is the only ability Essentia has which has a minigame assigned to it.
Machine Gun[edit | edit source]
"Do light damage to all enemies."
No minigame. All enemies are targeted and delivers X shots [Specification needed] in total. If there is only one enemy, they will be hit multiple times.
Missile Launcher[edit | edit source]
"Launch heavy projectiles at all enemies!"
No minigame. A stronger variant of the Machine Gun ability. All enemies are targeted and delivers X shots [Specification needed] in total. If there is only one enemy, they will be hit multiple times.
Sleep Shot[edit | edit source]
"Tranquilize a target."
No minigame. Similar to Alex's Smooth Jazz, this inflicts an enemy with sleep.
Self Destruct[edit | edit source]
"Self destruct causing massive damage!"
Essentia's body shuts down for 5 turns and then deals damage to everyone- including party members. The move will not kill enemies, but it will drain most enemy's HP to near zero. A simple LP toss from Alex should enough to deal the final blow. After Essentia successfully self destructs, she will go down again for another 5 turns before being able to be controlled again.
Nothing is currently known about how Essentia works in I.V.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Essentia's Portrait in the Old Combat status menu.
The Essentia ToonThousand.
Essentia about to awaken
"Hello, Alex, my favorite soul."
The Essentia finally meets Alex.
Essentia taking Alex's mighty throne (a stool).
Wasn't this a dream?
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the Old Combat, defending is still possible when not on full EN with Essentia if you quickly select it before it gets replaced with "Charge."
- Essentia mentions one of her parallel lives is someone named Aalis Albert, but there is seemingly no other information about this character.
- The Essentia in your reality is referred as "Essentia 997" in the files.