Vermilion Bird symbol on the left side of his shirt or jacket.
Machina finds Qun'mi with single deck blackjack games in vegas most of her body encased in stone, having been abandoned there by Milites after she empowered the Ultima Bomb that destroyed the Lorican Alliance.
After the cadets return from the mission to reclaim Eibon, they assemble in the classroom to hear their next orders from Kurasame, but Machina doesn't attend.
Rem reminds them they have come to the temple independent of Arecia, and thus cannot be revived.
The cadetmaster and the provost further manipulate Machina by claiming his espionage is done out of honoring his brother's death, and that if he doesn't want to be the spy they can ask Rem instead.She tells him that she still keeps the Knowing Tags of all the people from their village and Machina, saddened, wishes he had been stronger to protect them.Kurasame explains to the rest the upcoming battle plan against the joint Militesi-Concordian forces, as after the queen's assassination the new King of Concordia allied with Cid Aulstyne of the empire.In the morning the others get ready to leave him behind until he shows up, cheering Rem.Machina retreats to the back garden where he laments on his reasons for doing it: he fears losing Rem and all of his memories of her.Machina visits the chocobo stables where he feels a sense of nostalgia of Izana when remarking the name "Chichiri" would be a good name for a chocobo.Machina and Rem are hurt by their answer, feeling the cadets never knew other lifestyles exist, and resolve to help them.
However, he doesn't have any knowledge of any ulterior motives, and is thus dismissed.
Rem finds the rest of Class Zero and asks if they feel bitter for fighting and training all their lives, and yet the Rubrum higher-ups never reward them.
Although Rem is hurt by his decision, Machina leaves to resume his secret activities.
Machina swears that this time he will not let anyone else die, Arecia noting that even if Machina forgets the events of this cycle, his soul will always remember his fear of loss and craving for power.Class Zero is officially enrolled in Akademeia, the magic academy of the nation of Rubrum, with Machina and Rem transferred to it as its newest recruits.Rem says that if the Crystals are the root of evil, they will destroy them.Class Zero who wields twin rapiers.She asks if he remembers vowing to become a soldier to protect her, and he hasn't forgotten.