The Dark Lord Canditates (Somewhere in the Wizardry Lab)
Soma Cruz: !! You!
(Celia and two others turns their attention to Soma) Celia Fortner: Ah...you've come. Just as I predicted. Soma Cruz: Celia Fortner... ???: You're kiddin', right? You tellin' me this punk's the lord of darkness? Ha! ???: Judging matters merely on appearance? Tsk, tsk. Simpletons are so vexing. ???: What'd ya call me, Dmitrii?! Dmitrii Blinov: Hmph. I merely stated a fact. Celia Fortner: Dario, Dmitrii. Both of you, enough. Dario Bossi: Tch! Dmitrii Blinov: ... Celia Fortner: Excuse their behavior. Welcome to our House, home to our Church. Soma Cruz: You talk as if you were expecting me... Celia Fortner: You fear that you will imperil innocents for who you are and can become. Am I not correct? Soma Cruz: ...Yes. I fell for your ruse. Why would you want to resurrect the dark lord? Celia Fortner: We do not desire the dark lord, per se. For god to be perfectly good, there must be a being of perfect darkness. Soma Cruz: That has nothing to do with me. If this world does need a perfect dark being, one should emerge. Isn't that how it works? Celia Fortner: Perhaps that is so. And perhaps it is not. What is true, however, is that the power of darkness steadily grows faint. The lord of darkness must be enthroned without fail. And not a moment too soon. Soma Cruz: But that doesn't mean... Dario Bossi: I heard enough already. Let's rip this punk apart right here and now! Celia Fortner: Have patience. He will try to stop me using whatever means. There is no need for haste. Dario Bossi: Hunh? What are you saying? Dmitrii Blinov: He is in our hands now. We can destroy him whenever, however we wish. Celia Fortner: Correct. This will also serve as a test for the both of you. Dmitrii Blinov: I see. Dario Bossi: Wait a second! Test? What test? I didn't hear about that! Dmitrii Blinov: Are you incapable of thinking even a little? There is but one dark lord, yet there are two candidates--you and I. Dario Bossi: Duh! I know that! Dmitrii Blinov: Then get this through your hollow skull. Whoever defeats this boy becomes chosen as the lord of darkness. Dario Bossi: Oh, I get it now... Yeah, okay! This'll make it fun! Next time I see you, punk, I'll burn you to ashes!
(Dario leaves) Dmitrii Blinov: I shall depart, also. I see no significance in my presence here at this time.
(Dmitrii leaves) Soma Cruz: So those two are the dark lord's candidates... Celia Fortner: Correct.They were born at the same time as Dracula's demise. They are inheritors of Dracula's dark powers. Soma Cruz: But that's no guarantee that they can become the dark lord. Celia Fortner: They can. By shattering Dracula's soul. If you wish to stop me, I shall be waiting for you at the top. I may even change my mind if you survive my traps.
First Battle with Dario (At the top of Garden of Madness)
Dario Bossi: Here at last! You really stepped outta bounds, punk! Soma Cruz: Huh? Dario Bossi: Dmitrii. I'm talking about Dmitrii. Soma Cruz: I didn't mean to kill your friend. I didn't finish-- Dario Bossi: Hunh? Whaddaya sayin'? I wanted to pummel that uppity jerk myself! Soma Cruz: Doesn't your friend's death mean anything to you? Dario Bossi: Him? Ha! You gotta be jokin'. Ah, let's get on with this already. Soma Cruz: Why do you want to become the dark lord anyway? Dario Bossi: Why? Look at this power!!
(Dario unleashes a powerful fire spell that burns the whole garden) Dario Bossi: Can you imagine how crazy it'll be with even more power?! Soma Cruz: You're insane... Dario Bossi: And you yap way too much! Come on, punk! I'll roast ya to a cinder!
Defeating Dario (Soon after, Dario loses the fight)
Soma Cruz: You can give up trying to become the dark lord. Dario Bossi: A punk like you... You're not walkin' away from this...
(Dario tries to conjure another powerful spell but suddenly Celia appears and intervenes) Celia Fortner: Dario, enough. Dario Bossi: Celia... Don't try to stop me! A man's got his pride! Celia Fortner: I know that. But I am not prepared to lose the last candidate. We'll pull back for now. I have another plan...
(Celia teleports Dario away) Dario Bossi: Wroaah! Celia Fortner: I underestimated you. But this game isn't over yet. I shall be waiting on the uppermost floor. Come if you dare!
A Battle Between Julius and Dario (Julius is on his knees after a battle with Dario)
Julius Belmont: Ungh! Soma Cruz: Julius!
(Soma approaches Julius) Julius Belmont: I'm fine. Don't worry. Dario Bossi: What? You done already? So much for the "legendary" Belmont! Julius Belmont: Hmph. Talk all you want... Dario Bossi: Hey, punk! Looks like I can get me a little payback from ya! But I'm not at full power just yet... The throne chamber on the top floor--you were headin' there, weren't ya? That's where we'll settle scores once and for all.
(Dario vanishes before their eyes) Julius Belmont: Watch it. He's tough. Especially for me, since I can't use Magic Seals. Soma Cruz: Hold on, Julius. You can't use Magic Seals? Julius Belmont: Uh-huh. What about it? Soma Cruz: Well, didn't you run into monsters that you couldn't destroy? Julius Belmont: No, I destroyed them before they could reconstitute. They weren't a problem. But this time, I don't think that'll work. Soma Cruz: (You've got to be joking. That should've been impossible.) Julius Belmont: Forget about me. You can go on. I'll be fine. Soma Cruz: He's expecting me. I'll be on my way. Julius Belmont: Watch out for his fire attacks. But you can do it. Don't disappoint me.
Second Battle with Dario (At Dracula’s throne room)
Dario Bossi: What took ya so long? Soma Cruz: Hmph, let's finish this. I'll show you why you can't become the dark lord. Dario Bossi: Hah! Even Belmont was no match for me. You think a punk like YOU can win? Soma Cruz: Was there ever any doubt? Power is nothing if you don't know how to use it. I'll never lose to a fool dominated by his own power like you. Dario Bossi: Well, what's the point of power if you don't use it? Don't act as if you know! It's about survival of the fittest! Let's see you try to survive this time! Graaaah!!
Soma Cruz: I cut off the power from the dark side using a Magic Seal. Give up. It's over... Dario Bossi: B-But... Genya Arikado: Get away from him, Soma!
(Arikado shows up and Dario is beginning to explode with overwhelming power) Dario Bossi: Nooooooooooo!
(Dario dies) Genya Arikado: He couldn't resist the demon that had fused with his soul. Soma Cruz: You're saying he lost to the demon's power? Genya Arikado: He perhaps could have been saved if the demon was cut free from his soul, but... Don't let it concern you. That's just what happens when you let your hunger for power overwhelm you. Soma Cruz: ... Arikado... What became of Celia? Genya Arikado: I'm sorry... We have units tracking her whereabouts now. Soma Cruz: Hmm... So we're done here. Let's get out of here.
Defeating Aguni (From the start of the battle, Soma enters the mirror behind Dario. He then fights the monster fused by Celia on Dario and defeats it eventually)
Dario Bossi: Wh-What did ya do, punk?! My power... It's gone... Soma Cruz: I destroyed the demon that fused with your soul. And your power with it. Dario Bossi: My... My power! Soma Cruz: Having power doesn't mean you can abuse it. Haven't you learned your lesson? Dario Bossi: Aiyeeee!
(Dario escapes and Celia suddenly shows herself) Celia Fortner: You are much more than I had imagined. Soma Cruz: I came as I promised. Let's stop this stupid chase. Celia Fortner: Very well. I can agree to that... Soma Cruz: You don't seem to be too concerned about this. It's as if you knew this was going to happen. Celia Fortner: Well, who am I to say? But there is more than one way to make a dark lord. Soma Cruz: You don't give up, do you? There aren't any more dark lord candidates. Celia Fortner: That may be true... But the game isn't over just yet. Soma Cruz: ... Celia Fortner: The center of the castle. I shall await for you there. Soma Cruz: Another trap? I thought we were gonna end this. Celia Fortner: Trust me, we will... But first, there is something that I wish you to see. I shall be waiting.