Xtra Spicy Enforcer 34
Hitting the High Ethereal's ship, but on Xtra Spicy and with the plot cut out.
Fortunately, I remembered the dumb exploding bridge this time and so did not go plummeting to my doom there. Overall the mission was very straightforward, in fact, and the main hurdle to overcome was my irrelevant-to-this-mission habit of running down Data Points. I get better over the course of the video, but I never fully stop... in part because it makes it easier to see the powerups. Really don't want to be whoops replacing my Nuker with a Flamethrower.
The High Ethereal itself was a bit hairy in the second stage of the fight, as if I wasn't getting the right powerups I was at serious risk of being overwhelmed with no recourse, and there were in fact a couple of times I thought I was going to die. I pulled through on my first try, though, surprisingly. Notably, unlike a couple of the bosses, Xtra Spicy clearly toughened the High Ethereal. I was worried this was going to be a joke of a fight from me having maxed Nukers and all.
But wait, we're not quite done with Xtra Spicy...