Annette is Kidnapped (A mysterious priest appears before Annette)
???: How lovely... A fitting girl for Count Dracula. Now, come to me.
(Annette steps backward) Annette: No! I'll never submit to your master. I'd sooner die here! ???: Ha! So much the better. Besides, once you marry my lord, "death" will lose all meaning for you. Annette: ... Richter... ???: Hold a moment, Shaft! Shaft: Of course, Master. What brings you here? Dracula: That young lady has a certain "connection" with my old foes...the Belmonts. Bring her alive. I have a most amusing idea. Shaft: By your command. The Master bids you sleep, girl.
(Shaft puts Annette to sleep)
Dracula: We must prepare a proper welcome. Belmont...
Dracula: Belmont, son of Belmont. I've been waiting for you. Richter: Dracula. Die now, and leave this world. You'll never belong here! Dracula: Oh, but this world invited me. Your own kind called me forth with praise and tribute. Richter: Tribute? You're a thief. You steal men's souls, their freedom... Dracula: Freedom is always sacrificed to faith, good hunter. Or are you truly here by choice? Richter: All I'm here for is you. To hell with your heresy! You're nothing but a blight on mankind. Dracula: Ha! Mankind. A cesspit of hatred and lies. Fight for them, then, and die for their sins!
(Dracula stands up from his throne and raises the wind to Richter)
Dracula: Impossible... You've beaten me? Richter: I'm a Belmont. That's my job. Dracula: H-Humanity will call me back again. It always does. Its desire is insatiable... Richter: You're right. We never learn. But we'll have to someday. And in the meantime, if you do come back, someone like me will be waiting. Dracula: Amusing... We shall meet again, blood of Belmont!
Dracula: Completely impossible! Beaten by a little girl! Maria: Ha! Didn't you know? Good always wins! Dracula: Child... It's power that always wins. Good and evil are only words, illusions created by the powerful. Maria: I don't know what you mean, but I know you hurt a lot of people. No matter what you say, that's wrong! Dracula: So even as the world decays, innocence endures in eyes like yours. Fascinating...
Dracula and Annette (Dracula enters the room where Annette is imprisoned)
Dracula: Such a fine girl. Surely the blood of a beautiful woman will quench the thirst of my body!
(Annette holds her knife) Annette: Stay away from me! Dracula: (grins) What are you afraid of? In exchange for your blood, you can gain eternal life and beauty from me, can you not? Please, it's a simple matter. I get what I need, and you benefit as well. And then together, you and I shall reign over this world. Annette: If it means becoming a savage, I... I would sooner kill myself. Dracula: As you wish. However, what exactly makes me a savage? If my existence itself makes me savage, is that not the result of this world? Are not all the people of this age savages as well? If so, I should be a shining beacon for what this world wants me to be: the one to lead them. Do you not agree? Shaft: My lord count. Dracula: What is it? Shaft: There are intruders in the castle. Dracula: I see. Destiny can be quite fun at times. They've likely come to interfere. I hope you'll in a better mood later.
(Dracula locks the door with laughter and disappears)
Dracula: Once again, the blood of Belmont has defeated me... Perhaps this, too, is part of my fate. Richter: Death to you! The world is not yours to exist in! Dracula: It is not by my own power that I am resurrected. It is a greed of humanity which calls me back. And thus, by might, I rule. Might becomes the one and only justice in this world! Richter: Of all the self-serving claptrap! The same basic faith drives all people to seek, to come together, to move forward. That surely can't be an evil thing! Dracula: And yet, here I am. Do you not have any desires? Richter: Well... Dracula: It is by your desires that you humans prosper. And it is your faith which has ruled you. Considering that, can you really call me evil? Richter: But people cannot be ruled by power alone! The sacred, the honorable, the loved... Those things can rule humanity. Something evil will eventually fall to ruin! Dracula: I see... Perhaps you're right. (laughs) We shall meet again, blood of Belmont!
(Dracula laughs at Richter and fades away as the castle starts to crumble)
Dracula: Once again, the blood of Belmont has defeated me... Perhaps this, too, is part of my fate. Maria: It's your fault. For being so mean to everyone!
(The cat growls) Dracula: It is not by my own power that I am resurrected. It is a greed of humanity which calls me back. And thus, by might, I rule. Might becomes the one and only justice in this world! Maria: I don't understand what that means! No matter how complicated you make it, a bad thing is still bad thing! Dracula: So long as greedy humans exist, I shall be reborn. That's all you need to remember. (grins) You proved amusing to me. We shall meet again, blood of Belmont!
(Dracula laughs at Maria and fades away) Maria: What's he think is so funny?!
(The castle starts to collapse) Maria: Oh, it's crumbling! Everyone, run for it, quickly!
(Maria escapes from the castle with her familiars)