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This script was originally intended to be included in the walkthrough that I did for Curse of Darkness, but I thought that readers would rather have it separate since the walkthrough is quite larger than I was expecting. Anyway, I have tried to be really descriptive on many of the cutscenes described within and hopefully you will enjoy that aspect. Let me know what you think of the script if you would like. My email is berserker_kev@yahoo.com. Feel free to email me at any time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +++++++++++++++ ~~ GAME SCRIPT +++++++++++++++ In order to give the reader the full effect of each scene, I have included some character traits such as Isaac's constant laughing and giggling along with St. Germains constant hand gestures and expressions since that helps to define their characters. The script is slightly different from the in-game script since I have added the slightest word that the character may say to the side during cutscenes. Some of the subtitles in the game are wrong (very few) so mine will differ slightly from them. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Dracula's Curse +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Cutscene: Opening 1476 Valachia A great war raged between Dracula and humanity. Just when it seemed that there was no hope for mankind to prevail, out of the darkness and despair, a champion arose -- a true-blooded vampire hunter named Trevor Belmont. Belmont and his comrades triumphantly slew Lord Dracula -- a truly glorious victory for all. However, the evil one did not pass from this world in silence. With his final words, Lord Dracula left a demonic curse that enshrouded all of Europe in misery and torment. Ravaged by hideous plague and dire famine, the people's hearts turned black and murderous. The weak were slain without pity, while the land was pillaged and scourged without remorse. Three years have passed since the death of Lord Dracula -- and the invocation of Dracula's Curse. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ A Devil Forgemaster's Revenge +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: First meeting with Isaac (Camera shows view of the Abandoned Castle) (Hector runs toward the castle as the drawbridge falls down allowing him to enter. He runs to the front courtyard of the castle.) Hector: Show yourself, Isaac! I know you're here! (voice echoes) Isaac : Hector? Is that you? (Isaac stands on the stairs with Abel while Hector stands in the courtyard) Hector: I've finally tracked you down. Isaac : Eh, hehehe... You tracked me down? Hehehe... I was the one who lured you here. Hector... the fool who betrayed our Lord Dracula. Hector: That matters not. I've come to exact my revenge upon you! For the death of Rosaly! Isaac : Oh? And how will you have this "revenge"...hehehe...when you are utterly at my mercy. You relinquished your powers -- you couldn't even protect your own woman! And now, you think to defeat ME? Hehehe. (Hector looks downward while disgusted) Isaac : Lord Dracula is gone, but his powers are still here in Valachia... Even you must realize... Hector: Devil forging... Isaac : Indeed. With this, the most forbidden of arts, (walks toward Abel) a wisp of conjured matter can be transformed into a hellish devil! There are but two humans who possess this magnificent power: you and I. Hehe. Hector: Yes, to our lasting shame. But I shed that evil power -- never again will I use it. Isaac : Ah, but you will, Hector. And soon! You have no choice. Without it, I could crush you in an instant... but that wouldn't be very satisfying, now would it? You deserve a most gruesome fate for the humiliation you brought upon me 3 years ago. Bereft of the power of devil forging, you cannot hope to pursue me. That is why you will reclaim your powers, and thence, follow where I lead you... (starts to walk away then turns back toward Hector) But in the end, the glorious vengeance you seek will not be yours -- t'will be mine! Ehehe. Ehehehehahaha! (Isaac walks through the castle doors with Abel following) Hector: Wait! Isaac! (Isaac disappears in the darkness of the castle) Hector: Damn him. So be it. I must descend into darkness and reclaim that accursed power once more... Heed my words. (swipes arm forward) I will hunt you down like the beast you are! I will have my revenge. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ A Priest Who Has Come To Purify This Land. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Upon entering the Fairy Devil Forge Hector: this unearthly power... (Hector walks toward the Fairy ID tombstone) Hector: Is it coming from that tombstone? Heh, how conscientious of him. He carved the instructions into the stone, along with with the most difficult visualization. So, that's how badly he wants me to regain my powers... Very well. (Hector spreads out his arms as his hands start to glow) Hector: Heed my words, O great powers of darkness! Release to me one of the tortured souls! Let me infuse him with my life-force and awaken him to the world of the living! Immaculate being, appear before me know! (Hector blasts the Fairy statue with a shot of energy from his hands) (The Fairy Innocent Devil stretches as if woken from a long sleep and dashes to Hector's side. Hector watches as the Fairy circles around him then dashes away) Zead : (claps) Well, well, devil forging isn't it? Never seen that before. Quite impressive. It's enough to make your blood run cold. Hector: Who are you? Zead : Oh, my apologies, m'lord. I should have offered an introduction. I go by Zead. I'm here for one purpose only: to purify this land of the pestilent curse which infects it. Hector: I see. Zead : You, on the other hand, are pursuing the other devil forgemaster... are you not? The one you seek fled toward the chapel on the other side of the mountain. He made his escape through the back of the castle. Hector: What concern is this to you? Zead : He is the one protecting the curse. Ergo, he is an impediment to me... and to all those who abide in this land. Hector: I see. Very well. I, Hector, thank you for your help. Now if you'll forgive me, I must be on my way. (Hector walks away) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ First Meeting With Julia +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Baljhet Mountains (near Julia's Shop) (Hector runs down a pathway in the mountains then suddenly stops when he sees a woman kneeling down) Hector: It can't be... That's impossible... She can't be alive... (The woman looks up and notices Hector) Julia : Oh. May I be of service? Hector: Un, no... Forgive me. My name is Hector. What are you doing in a place like this? Julia : I could ask you the same question, sir. Hector: I am searching for someone. A man bearing the same crest I'm wearing. (The camera shows the back of Hector's outfit with what appears to be a crest of a black and white silhouette on each side symbolizing a devil forgemaster as Julia moves around to Hector's backside.) Julia : And this man... Is he your enemy? Or your friend? Hector: You sound as if you know him. Julia : Yes, quite so. Now answer me. Be he your enemy or foe? Hector: He is my most bitter enemy. Julia : I see... In that case... I shall help you. (They start to circle each other) Hector: Pardon me, m'lady, but by what reason would you offer me this boon? Indeed, by what reason should I trust it? Julia: Your enemy is my enemy... That is reason enough. If you are a devil forgemaster, you shall need a place to keep your "little friends" safe. Rest assured, you have no reason to refuse my help. Hector: You seem quite knowledgeable. Who are you exactly? Julia : A witch. I escaped from the western lands, where we were hunted like vermin. I have the power to envision the future. Hector: How interesting... And your name? Julia : Julia. My house is further on. I shall prepare an elixir that may be of use to you. Farewell... for now. (Julia walks to the back doorway) Hector: Julia... She is the very image of Rosaly. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Saint Germain Enters +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: In front of Garibaldi Temple (Hector walks toward the front of Garibaldi Temple and looks up to behold its magnificence) (The feet and legs of some unknown figure start to walk toward Hector) Hector : (slightly startled) St. Germain: I've been waiting for you Hector. Devil forgemaster. (bows) Hector : How do you know me? Who are you!? St. Germain: Sait Germain. (tips hat) I won't bandy words with you. (speaks with hand gestures) I have an urgent request... Please, refrain from pursuing Isaac any further. Hector : Bastard! So you're with Isaac! But that does not follow... Isaac wishes to fight me. For what purpose do you make this request? St. Germain: This will not make sense to you, but to put it simply, I seek to maintain the flow of a greater will. Hector : This is pointless. Out of my way! (walks toward St. Germain) St. Germain: (quickly speaks) Your beloved was killed on false allegations that she was a witch. I know how you feel, and I sympathize. Truly. But please look past your own grudges -- Hector : (interrupts) Wretch! (jumps back shocked and angry) How do you know of these things?! St. Germain: That...I cannot tell. I know far more than you imagine. But I cannot act upon that knowledge. That is my... heh, arrangement. I may only observe. (A sound of birds in the distance grabs St. Germain's attention as he turns to look to the side, interrupted, but quickly gets back to his conversation with Hector) St. Germain: I...I have no choice but to excuse myself. Please consider my request... The world hangs in the balance. (holds hands to symbolize scales) Goodbye. (tips hat) (Saint Germain teleports away) Hector : (confused, yet curious) Who was that!? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ First Meeting With Trevor +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Before Trevor battle in Garibaldi Temple (Hector walks into the room) Trevor: Wait! (steps out from side corner of the room near the door and holds up whip) That crest... Are you the devil forgemaster? Hector: (turns around) That whip... Could he be...? Trevor: Answer me! Are you the devil forgemaster?! Hector: I am! Trevor: Then this is the hour of your death! (Trevor stretches his whip and prepares to do battle) Battle Dialogue: Incinerate! Burn! Weak! If Trevor beats you: Your evil power can't beat me! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ "Are You Not Trevor Belmont?" ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Trevor battle in Garibaldi Temple (Both Hector and Trevor step away as the battle dies down. Hector falls to his knees then nearly hits the ground) Trevor: (points with whip) On your oath, are you truly the Devil Forgemaster? Hector: And if I am? Trevor: For one that served under Dracula, you seem much too weak. It's been said that the devil forgemaster's power rivals that of Death. Hector: Ah, so you are hunting for Isaac, as well, I see... Trevor: As well? Then you're not... Wait... I recall there was another devil forgemaster. They say he betrayed Dracula and forswore his power. But that was 3 years ago during the war... Could he have survived? It cannot be... Hector: Believe what you like. (gets up) But answer me this. Are you not Trevor Belmont... The one who defeated Lord Dracula? Trevor: That I am. Though, I did not fight alone. There were many brave warriors beside me. And your name, sir? Hector: Hector. Trevor: Hector... I shall remember that name. (Trevor walks toward the door as Hector stares) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Hector Interrupts a Meeting in the Aqueduct +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Shortly after entering Mortvia Aqueduct (Hector walks down the waterway and suddenly notices Zead looking off to the side by the edge of the waterway) Zead : (turns around while slightly surprised) Ah, I'm pleased to see you are unharmed. Hector : Did you think me dead? Zead : I saw him ealier... I feared that perhaps... Hector : I came too late then. Which way did he go? Zead : (points down the waterway) Along this path lies a forest. He went there. Probably making his way to the village on the other side. Hector : And what of your mission? To purfify this land and remove the curse? Zead : (stares downward) Yes, the curse. In the end, it is all Isaac; he is the source of this pestilence. He... (Zead looks around as if suddenly distracted by something) Zead : Ah, how could I forget? There is a matter I must attend to. By your leave. (Zead walks away while Hector turns around to watch him. Saint Germain slowly appears behind Hector. Hector turns back around quickly) Hector : You again? St. Germain: (tips hat) Oh, it's you. Haha... I was expecting someone else. You spoke with him didn't you? Hector : And why should I answer to you? St. Germain: Perhaps you'll except my advice, then. You would do well to avoid... him. Do not be drawn in by his words... Hector : (steps forward) Your advice is neither solicited, nor welcome. I will use any means necessary to achieve my revenge! (holds up fist) St. Germain: (holds up both hands) You've been warned. I would like to (points) speak with you further, but I must track him down quickly. He is the one being who is beyond my recollection. (tips hat) Goodbye for now. (Hector watches as Saint Germain teleports away) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ A Squabble in the Forest +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Upon entering the Forest of Jigramunt St. Germain: (in the distance) That is why I am telling you this. Hector : Voices? (Hector notices a conversation up ahead and quickly steps behind a tree) Hector : Who could it be? (camera shows Saint Germain talking to Zead in the distance) Zead : Do not go beyond your bounds. You mustn't speak nor act upon matters related to fate. You had better refrain from saying anything unsuitable. St. Germain: That is correct of course. But what about you? Is it not ludicrous for you to be guiding a traveler in these circumstances? Zead : I am merely lending assistance to one who is seeking what he already desires. It is the same with the curse. St. Germain: That is ridiculous. You have different rules for yourself-- Zead : This discourse is at an end. (Zead's calm nature fades as he suddenly becomes aggravated and a blade slides out from under his right sleeve) Zead : (approaches Saint Germain) I cannot have you interfering any longer! (Zead tries to strike Saint Germain, but Saint Germain quickly teleports behind him. Zead looks behind him angrily and runs then strikes at him again, then again, and again, but Saint Germain quickly dodges each attack then teleports away from the third strike) St. Germain: I will keep returning... until the day you finally surrender. (Saint Germain tips his hat and smiles with content then teleports away shortly before Zead strikes at him. Zead looks around angrily) Zead : No one escapes from me. (Zead strikes the area in front of him with his blade and opens a portal with a purplish glow as the blade tears through thin air. Zead steps through the portal as it fades behind him.) (Hector steps out from the back of the tree that he was hiding behind as his eyes show a look of shock.) Hector : So, those two are enemies... (A look of curiousity overcomes Hector as he looks onward.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Isaac Tests Hector's Abilities +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Isaac Boss Fight Beginning (camera zooms in on Isaac as he lifts his head) Isaac : So, you've caught up already. Hector: Isaac!! Isaac : Hmph, it's still too soon, but all the same... (Isaac twirls Chauve-Souris spear) Isaac : I'll test your ability and see how much of your power has been restored! (Isaac readies his spear) Battle Dialogue: Come on! How dare you! Not bad. Go! Kill! Is that your best? Die! Ah, hahahaha! No way! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ An Annoying Interruption +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Isaac 1 Boss Fight (As Hector and Isaac continue to battle each other, Abel swoops down to attack Hector. Hector ducks the attack, dodges Isaac's spear, then kicks Abel as Abel swoops by again. Hector jumps into the air and punches Abel to the ground then lands back on the ground. Hector dodges Issac's attacks then backflips away.) Isaac : Ah, how gratifying! Your power is indeed returning...but it's still not enough! (Isaac starts to rush toward Hector but is interrupted) Julia : Brother!! Stop! Isaac : Julia... Isaac : Return, Abel! (Isaac pulls his hand inward summoning Abel back) (Hector looks toward Julia) Hector: Brother? Isaac : What an annoying interruption. Well, so be it... It's still too early to finish you anyway. Regain more of your power first. (starts to disappear) You'll need it all if you hope to kill me. Hector: You're not getting away! (Hector rushes toward Issac but is stopped by Julia) Julia : No! Let him go! Hector: So, I was taken in... You were in league with Isaac all along. Julia : Think what you like. But I do wish for you to stop him. Honestly. Hector: Then why did you keep me from him? Julia : Because it is too soon. You still lack the strength and spirit to defeat him. Hector: I know that my strength is still growing. But what do you mean by my spirit-- Julia : You must understand this! My brother is in the venomous grip of Lord Dracula's curse. The desires of a single man mean nothing. The curse rules him. Hector: Then go with Belmont and one of his vampire slayers. Someone you can be sure of. Julia : No Hector, you must be the one to defeat him. My brother has always respected you. Only you can free him from the curse. And also... if you are the one to slay him... only then could I live with it. Hector: I understand... of course, he is your brother... forgive me. I was vexed; I did not mean to offend. Hector: I will take my leave of you now... and I will do what I can... (Hector walks away) Julia : Be vigilant, Hector. I have an ill feeling. It bodes not well. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Saint Germain's Test +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Before Saint Germain boss fight (Hector approaches St. Germain who is leaning against the clock tower) St. Germain: Oh! An unexpected guest. (bows) Hector : So, Zead hasn't slain you yet? St. Germain: (points) I see you were spying on us... But I am an expert at miraculous escapes. Despite that, however, I have fallen into his trap at last. Hector : Trap? What trap? St. Germain: Well, this space itself is a barrier... Which leads me to question... How did you get here? (points suspiciously) Hector : On foot. There were no barriers. St. Germain: Interesting. Most interesting -- yes, that is quite possible. (claps hands together and turns his back to Hector while most enthused) Hector : What are you saying? St. Germain: Well, in this space, I may be partially freed of the fetters of time. So that means I can have a direct physical effect here. For example... (reaches to the side and pulls a sword from thin air) I can fight you! (a look of excitement overcomes him) Hector : So, is that your intent? To stop me by force? St. Germain: Nooot exactly! But by fighting you, all that I need to know will be revealed. (St. Germain slashes his sword to the side and enters a sword stance) Battle dialogue: Now time advance! Now time reverse! Here we go. That's the spirit! If St. Germain beats you: "Is this destiny as well?" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ A New Destiny and a New Path for Hector +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Saint Germain boss fight (Hector jumps on St. Germain and holds his fist back ready to hit him) St. Germain: I surrender... I promise not to interfere with you again. Hector : Very well. St. Germain: (getting up) I now see how fascinating time, or rather, fate truly is. Hector : Just who are you? St. Germain: A traveler. Only, half here. Not allowed to speak the truth. Not allowed to act upon reality. Yet one who knows all... That about covers it. Hector : I see. Not allowed to speak the truth... St. Germain: Please forget everything I have told you. (holds up hands and speaks with gestures) A traveler merely passes through, touching nothing, changing nothing. But, there is one thing I can tell you. Hector : What is that? St. Germain: I feel a new destiny flowing out of you. Walk the path that is meant for you without fear... For you are no longer alone... (Hector stand speechless) St. Germain: (content with the words he just spoke) Give my regards to Zead when you see him. (St. Germain tips his hat as the barrier around the clock tower fades and he starts to teleport away) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Trevor Hunts the Devil Forgemaster +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Upon entering the room in the far northeast of the Aiolin Ruins (Isaac and Trevor are engaged in a battle as Hector enters. Trevor dodges the first strike but Isaac manages to scratch him across the chest with the side of a blade at the end of his Chauve-Souris spear. Trevor retaliates by latching his whip around Isaac's spear thereby locking it in place for a second.) Trevor: You are not without skill. (Trevor throws up Isaac's spear then quickly kicks Issac away. Abel dashes toward Trevor from the air, but Trevor quickly tosses throwing knives at Abel making Abel fall back and hold his shoulder in pain. Isaac looks toward Trevor with a look of disgust as the two prepare to battle once more. Trevor strikes his whip toward Issac and the whip latches onto the Chauve-Souris spear. Trevor pulls Isaac to the left then jerks him to the right causing Issac to fall to his knees. Isaac looks toward Trevor with a look of hate as Trevor swings his whip toward Isaac. Isaac backflips away as the whip strikes the ground, breaking the concrete. Trevor strikes again but Isaac quickly flips to the side as Trevor's whip misses and plows up concrete once again. Isaac lands next to his spear and quickly rolls toward it narrowly missing another whip strike. Isaac grabs the spear while rolling and quickly stands back up.) Isaac : Ha! You vanquished Lord Dracula by a fluke, a mere twist of fortune. Yet I grant, you are adept. (looks to the side) Hector!? (Isaac rushes toward Trevor and tries to hit him with the side of his spear as Trevor blocks the attack, but Issac counters with a kick to Trevor's chest. Isaac spins his spear and backs off) Isaac : I need not linger here any longer. I've gotten what I need. But mark me well... (a portal appears below Isaac) I will slay both of you, without fail. Without fail... (fades away) Trevor: So he escaped... (looks toward Hector) He fled when he saw you. There can be no doubt of it then. You are indeed his enemy. Hector: Just as I told you when we first met. Trevor: Be that as it may, I am the one who shall vanquish him. Your meddling is unwelcome. Leave him to me. (walks away) Zead : Pity. How unfotunate. (Hector looks over his shoulder as Zead appears) Zead : Such a rare opportunity. Squandered... (Hector turns his head back around while facing away from Zead) Hector: On the contrary. To obtain the vengeance I seek, Isaac must be slain by my hand alone. Ergo, nothing was lost. Zead : Think you so? Then you shall be glad to know where he is bound. Hector: (turns around) And where might that be? Zead : The castle ruins where we first met. Do you remember the place? Hector: How could I forget? Zead : Well said. At the top of those ruins, there is a hidden chamber. T'is there you shall find him. Hector: Then that is where I must go. (walks away then stops) Ah, I'd almost forgotten... Saint Germain gives you his regards. Zead : (curious) Saint Germain, you say? Did you meet him in the clock tower? Hector: Just so. He pledged he would no longer interfere in this matter. Zead : (holds up hand and walks to the side trying to deny what he heard) It cannot be... No, that is not possible... I must make haste to complete the final touches. I beg your leave. Adieu. (rushes off quickly) (Hector watches suspiciously as Zead departs) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Trevor Tests Hector's Abilities +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Before Trevor 2 boss fight (Trevor turns around to look) Trevor: Is that you Hector? Hector: It is. I was told a hidden chamber lies benath this castle. Isaac is there now. Trevor: What!? That's not possible. In order to open the passage to that chamber, the blood of my clan must... (realizes something) Oh, so that is why he fought me earlier. Hector: (steps forward) What is it, Belmont? Trevor: It cannot be avoided. You must show me just how much power you've gained. Hector: Wait. (raises hand and backs off) I have no reason to fight you. Trevor: This is your reason! Defend yourself! (rushes toward Hector) Battle dialogue: Holy Power! Die! Weak! Alright! Impossible! If Trevor beats you: So, this is the best the Devil Forgemaster can do? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ The Belmont Blood is the Key +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Trevor 2 boss fight Hector performs a roundhouse kick that narrowly misses Trevor as Trevor flips away from him) Trevor: (looks up) It's as if you're an entirely different person. (gets up from crouching) So, this is your true strength... Hector: (slightly angered) Why did you attack me? Trevor: The place to which Isaac has gone can only be entered by those who possess very advanced powers. I had to test you. (holds up hand) Hector: I see. Meaning, you would have me pursue him? Trevor: Indeed. But first you shall need my help. Come! (Trevor leads Hector toward the center of the room. Trevor pulls out a dagger from his belt and grabs the blade of the dagger with his other hand. He quickly jerks his right hand down the dagger in order to cut his hand. He holds out his fist and lets his blood drip on the carpet. The blood shimmers then a portal forms where the blood once lay.) Trevor: (stares downward) There. T'is done. Hector: So, the Belmont blood acts as a key... And what lies beyond this point? Trevor: Do not ask. If you knew, your heart might waver. For know, hold the image of Isaac in your mind. Think only of defeating him. Hector: Very well. (Hector steps into the middle of the portal) (Hector starts to fade) Trevor: Hector... Hunt him down. And when you have him, (shakes head) show him no mercy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Dracula's Castle Revived +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Dullahan boss fight (The engraving on the floor in the center of the room where Hector fought Dullahan starts to glow) Hector: (steps back) What is this? (The engraving lights up more as a crumbling sound is heard. Both Hector, in the Infinite Corridor, and Trevor, in the Abandoned Castle, look around in shock. The scene shifts to the ocean in the Mortvia Aqueduct as a storm rages and Tsunamis start to form. A bridge is shown rising up out of the water followed by a full view of Dracula's Castle connected to the bridge as lightining strikes in the background to foreshadow this unseen turn of events) (Back in Infinite Corridor) Hector: This enormous power... Dracula's Castle? (Back in the Abandoned Castle) Trevor: (looks around concerned) Have I arrived too late? Trevor: (suddenly leans forward from pain) Groah! (A dagger is shown exiting Trevor's chest from a backstabbing.) Trevor: Fiend! What are you doing here? (screen zooms out to show Isaac holding Trevor from behind) Isaac : I can't have you interfering beyond this point. I left that seal to Hector. Trevor: Impossible... The seal cannot be undone, except by a torrent of demonic energy. Hector could not know that... (Isaac looks to the side and grins then plunges the dagger deeper into Trevor's chest as Trevor yells.) Isaac : Do not equate a devil forgemaster's power with that of an ordinary sorceror. For a seal like that, the magic produced in battle is more than enough. Placing a guard there proved to be your downfall. Trevor: (sounds of pain) Isaac : Enough talk. (kisses the back of Trevor's head) Time to die! (Isaac quickly yanks the dagger out of Trevor's back and let's Trevor fall to the ground. Trevor falls to his knees then plunges to the floor as blood seeps out from underneath his chest.) (Isaac's laughing now fills the room and grows louder as the crumbling insues throughout the room.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ "Do Not Let the Curse Take Hold of You." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: As Hector approaches Dracula's Castle (Hector walks along the bridge to Dracula's Castle then stares up as the camera scrolls out to show the castle with a full moon in the background) (Julia walks up behind Hector while talking) Julia : Before you stands Dracula's castle... Hector: Aye. Julia : The curse that was unleashed 3 years ago still emanates from it. Does this mean the source of the curse is still present? At this rate... Hector: (interrupts) T'is likely the remnants of Dracula's magic. And all because of me. Damn! Julia : I know not what happened to you in the past, but there is no time now for regret. We must try to cleanse the castle and dispel the vile curse... Hector: (turns) If the curse spurs from demonic power, I may be able to find the source! Indeed, I must, for this is something that only I can do. Julia : Then make haste! If the castle is fully ressurected, it is possible that Dracula is revived! Hector: If that is so... We must call Belmont. It is he who slew Dracula before. He can help us now! Julia : Alas he cannot. Hector: But why? Julia : He suffered a terrible injury. I barely saved his life, but even now, it hangs by a thread. T'was my brother's work and no other... Hector: I see... Julia : A devil forgemaster is eaily suspectible to Dracula's magic. Do not let the curse take hold of you. I'm certain that she would not wish you to pay such a price for your revenge. Hector: So, you know about Rosaly...(stares downward) Julia : The hour is late. Away to your purpose. Hector: And you to safety, back to your home. (Hector walks away) (Julia holds up hands in a prayer pose) Julia: Hector... please do not die... (walks away) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ A Battle of Devil Forgemasters +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Before Isaac 2 boss fight (Hector and Issac meet in a reddish colored room near the top of the Dracula's Castle) Isaac : You resurrected the castle, Hector. Bravo. (claps) Hector: You wanted me to regain my powers. Now I see why. I fell right into your plot... After 3 years of peace, I'd lost my edge. Isaac : And I've sharpened mine. I've been waiting quite a long time to plot my revenge. (walks toward Hector) Not only did my Lord die because of you -- you stripped me of my pride, my home. Now I shall make you suffer as I suffered. You shall die a most painful, gruesome death! (Isaac takes out his laser blade and prepares to do battle) Battle dialogue: Come forth! Go! Kill! Die! No way! If Isaac beats you: Atone in death, you damned traitor! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Denying the Curse +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Isaac 2 boss battle (Isaac's Laser Blade flies through the air as Isaac is thrown to the ground. The Laser Blade lands in the hands of Hector as he rushes forth with Isaac's Laser Blade in a fit of rage and anger prepared to exact his revenge.) Hector: Die, Isaac! DIE!! (Hector suddenly realizes what he is about to do as a reminder of what Julia said earlier phases through Hector's mind as he comes to his senses.) Julia : Do not let the curse take hold of you. I'm certain that she would not wish you to pay such a price for your revenge. (Hector lowers the sword while speaking) Hector: This murderous impulse... This thirst for bloody vengeance... (raises hands) This is not me... (falls to knees) T'is the curse! Dracula's curse! (Hector falls to his knees with his hands buried around head as Dracula's flaming red eyes are shown above Hector) (Hands are shown as a clapping commences from some unknown figure with black gloves and purple sleeves as he enters the room and walks toward Hector) Zead : (claps) Oh-ho, and you would not fall prey to the curse. Praiseworthy, indeed. I wonder why. Was your desire for vengeance weak? Or was your spirit strong? No matter, either way, t'is well finished. Your efforts have been a great boon to me. The moment you wavered was all I needed. (A blue coffin rises from the floor and Isaac is lifted into the coffin. The coffin shuts and floats back under the floor as Hector raises his head to watch.) Hector: (turns head) Zead! So, you're the one behind all of this! Zead : You could say that. Hector: You used me to revive Lord Dracula! (Hector stands) Zead : Even so. Devil forgemasters alone are suffused in my master's magic. Thus, only a devil forgemaster can be the vessel for his reawakening. I knew you would be the best...material. Hmhe, yes, much more so than Isaac. That is why I guided you here. So that you may fully regain your powers. Hector: Who are you? Zead : However, for Lord Dracula to be reborn in you, the curse had to take hold of you. (walks to the side) When you rejected the curse, you proved to be useless. Truly, t'is most unfortunate. (Zead whips his hand downward as the familiar blade from earlier slides out from under his right sleeve. A sound of a heavy object being swung around is heard as the camera shifts back to Hector.) Hector: (shocked) That weapon... You are none other than Death! (Zead is shown swinging a scythe as Hector realizes Zead's true form through the priest disguise) (Zead's voice is amplified with a deeper and more sinister tone as if two separate voices are speaking while the following words are spoken. The sinister voice eventually drowns out the other and ends the dialogue.) Zead: Soon, my master will enter Isaac's body. Though you were favored, Isaac will do. Dracula will once more walk the night. And as for you, it is time for you to die! (Black vapors rise from around Zead as he stands with his scythe while preparing to shed his false disguise.) Death's battle dialogue: Feel the fires of hell! Out of my way! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ The Dark Lord Revived +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Before first Dracula boss fight (The same coffin that Isaac was closed in suddenly busts open as a mist is released. Dracula forms in the mist as he breathes a breath of relief upon his revival and looks toward Hector.) Dracula: Ah, the traitor Hector... Hector : Lord Dracula... You are reborn. Dracula: Why did you betray me? Hector : Why did you unleash your hatred upon the humans? When you began slaughtering them indiscriminately, I had no choice but to disobey you. Dracula: You side against me... for the sake of humans? Humans are not worth the air they breathe!! I was simply cleansing the world. Hector : It is not your place to judge the worth of humans. Dracula: The powerful always judge the weak. The humans made their judgement of me, as well. Thus I sentenced them to extinction. Sympathy is merely a form of weakness. You betrayed me Hector... And for that, the punishment is death. (sinister grin) Hector : I stand ready. I will not flee as I did before. (Hector enters battle stance) Battle Dialogue: Go! I'll reduce you to ashes! Scatter to the wind! Burn! Useless! Impossible! If Dracula 1 beats you: You die at my hands. You should be honored. Hahahahaha! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Dracula's Transformation +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Dracula 1 boss fight (Dracula staggers) Dracula: Power of darkness! (Dracula floats into the air as a transformation begins. His bat wings spread out as the floor in the surrounding area starts to break while he unleashes his might.) Battle Dialogue: Behold my power! I'll crush you! You're cornered! Die! If Dracula 2 beats you: Hehehehehahahaha! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ One Final Forging +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: After Dracula 2 boss fight (Dracula staggers backward in disbelief) Dracula: The transformation... was it... not complete? Hector : So it would seem. (Dracula start to glow a purplish color) Dracula: Oh! The curse. My soul may return to the abyss, but the curse will not be lifted. It will fester in the hearts of humans until they obliterate themselves... Hector : Have you forgotten? I am a devil forgemaster. I can turn your curse aside... Transform it into something harmless... (Hector watches Dracula as he starts to fade) Hector : And so it shall be. Rest in peace. (Dracula can no longer hold his power over Isaac's body as he screams while his essence fades) Dracula: Groaaaaaah! (The essence continues to fade into the air revealing Isaac who's exhausted body hits the floor. Hector stares at Isaac's body and starts to think back.) Hector : Now that I reflect upon it, Isaac's madness and Rosaly's death were both caused by the curse. This, then, is the final forge. (Hector holds out his hands as they start to glow.) Hector : Heed my words, O great powers of darkness! Release to me one of the tortured souls! Let me infuse him with my life-force and awaken him to the world of the living! Immaculate being... Appear before me now! (Hector focuses the power in both of his hands into a sphere in front of him and his power slowly starts to collect the remnants of Dracula's essence that form the curse.) Hector : Ah! It is too monstrous! (The essence continues to pour into the sphere near Hector then it explodes into a burst of light as Hector crouches in exhaustion.) Hector : T'is done. (The throne room starts to crumble around Hector) Hector : The struggle has ended. (looks around) I feel I can let go now, and die in peace. Julia : You look ghastly. Hector : Julia. (stands up) Why did you come here? Julia : I thought you might be contemplating something foolish. Like... "letting go." Hector : (look of content) You see through it all, don't you? Julia : You've paid your debt, have you not? From this day on, you must live true to your own heart. Hector : You are wise indeed, Julia... I cannot fall knowing that you would fall with me. (Hector steps toward Julia) Julia : Now that you realize, we must go. Let us depart. Quickly! (Julia hits the bottom of her cane against the ground as a portal quickly forms below both her and Hector.) (Julia turns to look toward Isaac's body) Julia : Farewell... Isaac... (Hector and Julia both teleport away as a column falls where they once were and the whole throne room starts to crumble.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ The Curse is No More +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Dracula's castle falls (A cutscene is shown where Dracula's castle crumbles and breaks apart. Dracula's remaining essence flows out of the castle in purplish light particles.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ A New Destiny +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Ending (A ray of sun shines through the black clouds as the scene shifts to Hector and Julia staring at the remains of Dracula's castle.) Julia : T'is over at last. Hector: Even so. I pray this will truly free the people's hearts... Julia : Those hearts are yet filled with darkness. The cursed has reached deep inside them. Its mark will not easily vanish. For my brother, only death could erase it. (saddened) Hector: Julia... Julia : (hopeful) All the same, people are not such fools. Their hope lies in one another. They shall realize that in time. Scars will fade and be lost to memory... Let us have faith in the morrow. Hector: Indeed. (Hector and Julia both stand together and look off toward the remains of Dracula's castle once again as the camera shifts to the sky.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ The Final Battle +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: The Future The camera scrolls down the clock tower as a familiar voice begins to speak.) St. Germain: Faith in the morrow? Those are fine words... But not for me. As one who travels through time, I see the morrow a bit differently. All the same, the flow of time has stabilized at last. For myself, I think I will go far into the future and see what awaits. There is one great battle yet to be fought -- the final battle between Lord Dracula and the humans. Perhaps they will remember your fight. Or perhaps it will start anew. (Saint Germain tips his hat to the screen and turns to walk through a portal that opens) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ Where Will Hector Go Now? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++ CUTSCENE: Epilogue (Julia and Hector walk down a path in the Baljhet Mountains) Julia : What now, Hector? Where will you go? Hector: Well... I have many friends I must conceal from the humans. I suppose I'll seek some hidden place where I can live in peace. Julia : No need to search out such a place... I know of one. Hector: (enthused) Pray, lead me there, I am in your debt. Julia : All that you may need you shall find here. (Julia points to her shop door) Julia : If that is fine with you. (Julia walks toward her shop as Hector looks on behind her) Hector: Well, I suppose... To stay here with you, Julia... T'is not a bad idea. (Hector walks toward Julia's shop) (The camera zooms away showing Hector and Julia walking to her shop together) (Credits) ~~ The End ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ~~ "TRUE TO YOUR DREAMS" LYRICS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ True to Your Dreams Performed by: Russel Watson When life is hard And no love enough, The truth is calling to be foretold Be strong, be bold, Let your heart unfold. Have strength to love with no thought for yourself. Strength, no shame, but something to be proud of, And pride's a thing that always is with you, If your heart is pure it will never desert you. Be true to your dreams. Don't doubt your heart, Even though powers oppose, You can stand tall when your soul is true. Love that's true can never be shaken, Like fire in the darkness It's the truth which shines When life is hard, And no love is enough, The truth's still calling to be foretold Be strong, be bold, Your heart will unfold. Have strength to love for yourself You will win with the truth in your soul. (thanks to various lyric sites on the net and the reader that emailed me about including this) +++++++++++++++++++ ~~ EVERYTHING ELSE +++++++++++++++++++ ++ Version History Version 0.9 - (June 16, 2006) - The document is complete, but I still need to proofread it and I will add the lyrics for "True to Your Dreams" shortly. Any errors that you see will be fixed in due time. Version 0.95 - (July 7, 2006) - Finally got around to proofreading the document. I will add the lyrics for "True to Your Dreams" on the next update. Version 1.0 - (May 3, 2007) - "True to Your Dreams" lyrics are now included. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ++ Copyright This document Copyright 2006 Kevin Hall (Berserker) Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Copyright Konami 2005. This document is for private and personal use only. Do not try to sell this document for profit. This is a free document and should remain free. Do not try to reproduce this document in any way, shape, or form. Do not alter this FAQ in any way. Use of this guide on any other web site, besides the sites that have contacted me, or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If you want to use this FAQ on your site, then contact me for permission first. This FAQ can only be found on a few sites as of now and I am keeping a list of those sites. 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