Okay! Let's bring out someone you may remember from his appearance in Soul Blazer. Or perhaps 'appearance' isn't the right word in this case... anyway, please welcome my first guest, known only as "The Master"!

The audience applauds, but noone comes out.

Well? Where is he?

Oh, he's here... aren't you?

(voice from above) I sure am.

...the hell?

Probably a lot closer to the other place, Darkie.


Alrighty, Master... can I call you Master?

Sure, why not. Everybody else does.

Well then, Master, could you introduce yourself, for those who don't know who you are?

What do you mean, you already introduced me.

What I mean is, tell everyone a little bit about yourself.

What's there to say? I am The Master. That is all.

Um, okay... so, why can't we see you?

Because you don't believe in me. Only those who believe can see me.


Nah, I'm kidding. Truth is, I'm hanging upside-down from the ceiling, and speaking through a megaphone.

Ah, well that explains it. ...Why?

The benefits are twofold. It makes me both hard to ignore and hard to hit.

Heh. You don't need to worry about that though, right? I mean, you're supposed to be some kind of god-like entity who sends celestial beings to Earth to right wrongs.

Come again?

...You are a god-like entity, right?

Nope. I'm just a guy who likes to hang from ceilings and shout at people.


You'd be surprised how well people listen to loud voices coming from above.

Uh... huh... So, why send the Blazer to go beat up Deathtoll and save the souls of all living things?

Ah, yes, Blazer. I love that kid. Did whatever I told him, the sap. I tell him to go save the world, he goes and saves the world.


Heck, afterwards, when I told him he couldn't go back without losing his memory, he believed it so strongly, he actually did end up losing his memory! Ha ha ha! What a joke, huh?

Damn, you're a real bastard, aren't you?

Yep. Frustrating, isn't it?


Come on. I know you're jealous. Me being free to do all that stuff, and you being tied down with that contract and all...

... I'm going to hurt you now.

Ha! You'd have to come up here first!

Not necessarily.

Remember the contract, Darkie...

Yeah, that's right. You can't harm anyone, so I'm just going to point and laugh at you now. Ha ha!

Correction: That particular stipulation only applies to non-evil people. And since you're obviously evil... sayonara. *fires a huge dark energy blast at the ceiling*

Wha? No, wait! Gyaaaaaaaah!

Oh great. Nice job, Darkie. There goes the ceiling again.

It was worth it.

Well, he did deserve it, I'll agree with that. Ahem, yes, sooo... that was our first guest, The Master! We'll be right back, after the break.

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