Soma Cruz: Uh, h-hello. Y-You're human, aren't you? Graham Jones: Relax. My name is Graham. Let's just say... I'm a missionary. Soma Cruz: Oh... I'm... Soma, Soma Cruz. Graham Jones: You weren't here in this shrine before, were you? How did you get here? Soma Cruz: I'm not sure. I went through the shrine gate... and BOOM I was here. Graham Jones: I see... Soma Cruz: Uh, can I ask you a question? Graham Jones: Go ahead, I don't mind. Soma Cruz: Is it true that this is Dracula's castle? Graham Jones: It most certainly is. Soma Cruz: But, isn't Dracula's castle in Europe somewhere? Graham Jones: In theory, yes. But his TRUE castle exists somewhere else. Soma Cruz: His true castle? Graham Jones: Yes. It's a well known fact in the underworld. Do you believe in vampires? Soma Cruz: Well, uh, no. I thought the story of Dracula was made up, actually. Graham Jones: No, it's all true. It was leaked to the outside world. Usually, the church handles these things with utmost secrecy... Over the course of time, Dracula has resurrected many times... when people lost faith... and craved chaos and destruction... Soma Cruz: So... are you trying to tell me now that Dracula has been resurrected? Graham Jones: No. Dracula perished in 1999. You know of the prophecy of 1999, don't you? Soma Cruz: Nostradamus' great prophecy...? Graham Jones: That's right. Dracula was resurrected exactly as he predicted. But, vampire hunters destroyed him completely. They ended his regeneration cycle sealing his castle... the symbol of his demonic power, inside the darkness of an eclipse. Soma Cruz: And that eclipse is where we are now...? Graham Jones: Yes, but there's still more to the story... Soma Cruz: There's more? Graham Jones: "In the year 2035, a new master will come to the castle, and he... will inherit ALL of Dracula's powers." Soma Cruz: But that's...! Graham Jones: Yes. That time is now! I better get going.. Is that all, then? Soma Cruz: Oh, yes. Thank you. Graham Jones: Farewell and be careful.
Second Encounter with Graham Graham Jones: So we meet again! I'm glad to see you're unscathed.
Soma Cruz: Good to see you, too. Uh... I've got something I want to ask you. Graham Jones: Sure, go ahead. Soma Cruz: Someone told me that YOU are to inherit Dracula's powers... Graham Jones: I take it that lady from the church told you that, didn't she? Soma Cruz: It's not true, is it? Graham Jones: The term 'inherit' is incorrect. Soma Cruz: It's true then! Graham Jones: I was born on the very day that Dracula was destroyed... So, in short, that means that I AM Dracula! Soma Cruz: That can't be right!? You've been so kind and friendly to me! Graham Jones: That is because I don't consider you a threat to my mission. But that being said, you have made it this far... I sense a power within you. Do tell me... what kind of power has awoken within you? Soma Cruz: ......... The power to rule... Graham Jones: WHAT!? You foolish boy! That's impossible! Soma Cruz: Huh? Graham Jones: I can't remain here any longer. I must get to the throne! Your name is Soma, right? You are wrong, Soma! I will not allow you to rule!!!
(Graham lefts in run)
(Soma sees Graham is stabbing Yoko with a knife) Graham Jones: Damn! I hate to be interrupted! Soma Cruz: YOKO!!
(Graham vanishes and Yoko collapses) Soma Cruz: Are you alright? If you're OK, say something! Anything!!
(Yoko keeps herself steady) Yoko Belnades: I'm... al...alright. Thank you... for rescuing me. Soma Cruz: Graham, that bastard! What has he done?! Yoko Belnades: He has... absorbed this castle's power... and he's gotten much stronger. Oww, aaah... My plan has... failed... Soma Cruz: Save your strength! There's no need to speak! Yoko Belnades: Be... cautious of him... But d-don't... overexert... yourself...
(Yoko faints) Soma Cruz: What?! YOKO!!! Oh, she's just unconscious... She's still breathing.
(Arikado enters) Genya Arikado: I underestimated the amount of power he acquired... Soma Cruz: Don't just stand there mumbling! Yoko's in bad shape! Genya Arikado: Go! I will see to her wounds. Soma Cruz: I can't just leave her like this! She's my friend! Genya Arikado: Do not worry about her. I believe there are other things you need to do. Soma Cruz: Graham went to the throne. What's there? What are you hiding from me?! Genya Arikado: I cannot say. You must go there yourself. And if you don't... you will lose Mina... and Yoko as well! Their fate is in your hands! Soma Cruz: Damn you! I...don't like your attitude, but I don't think you're lying. I feel as if I'm being manipulated. I don't like it, but I'll do as you say. But if we ever escape from this castle alive, I want to know everything.
Graham Jones: You're too late, Soma! Dracula's power is already in my grasp.
(Soma runs toward Graham) Soma Cruz: Dracula's power doesn't concern me! I came here to find a way out of this castle. Graham Jones: With my new abilities, I can get you out of here quite easily... You, however, have some property of mine in your possession. The souls of MY demons are under YOUR control. Can I forgive such a crime? NO! NEVER! Soma Cruz: If I knew how, I'd return them all to you right here and now! Graham Jones: Even if you return them, you have still committed the crime of stealing. Don't you know that? It's only right that thieves receive the punishment they deserve. Soma Cruz: You are one selfish bastard! Graham Jones: You are guilty of grand theft. Therefore, I sentence you to death! Soma Cruz: You're insane! Graham Jones: And, as a special treat, I myself will deliver the punishment!
Defeating Graham Graham Jones: Tha..that's not... NOOO!!!
(Graham vanishes away in death) Soma Cruz: The magical powers he absorbed have abandoned him.
(Arikado enters the room, surrounded by a red aura) Genya Arikado: The castle is weak now! The portal to your world should be opening! Soma Cruz: So what should I do? Genya Arikado: Order the castle to open the portal! It has felt your power and may obey! Soma Cruz: Alright. I'll give it a try. I command you... to open! Return all of us living beings to where we came from! Genya Arikado: ...... Soma Cruz: ...... Nothing happened...? Genya Arikado: You're wrong. The fabric of space is beginning to tear...
Soma's Revelation Graham Jones: Nooo! this cannot be!!! Does this mean that I'm not Dracula?!
(Graham vanishes away in death. The Throne Room is suddenly filled with black vortexes of energy) Soma Cruz: Wha...what's this? Whoa, something is... flowing into me! NO, WAIT! PLEASE... STOP! NOOOOOOO!
(Some screams. He now has red eyes and a dark look on his face) Soma Cruz: Finally... I clearly understand... everything. I am...Dracula. This is like a bad joke. Come out, Arikado. I know you're here.
(Arikado enters the room, surrounded by a red aura) Soma Cruz: Why did you force me to awaken!? I was just fine as I was. Genya Arikado: Yes, you weren't supposed to come to this castle in the first place. Soma Cruz: Then why did you make me come here!? Genya Arikado: Your soul and Dracula's magical powers are one and the same. No matter what we did, this day was destined to come. That being so, I decided to awaken you somewhere I could use MY powers. Soma Cruz: Huh? What do you mean? I don't understand. Genya Arikado: Because you are now one with him, an evil spirit must be flowing into you. Soma Cruz: Yes. It started not too long ago, and it's slowly filling me up... I'm doing all that I can to keep from being consumed by it. Genya Arikado: Once you have finished absorbing all of it, his powers will be yours. You will then become the evil count... I do not want to let that happen! Soma Cruz: Neither do I! Genya Arikado: I know. That is why I chose the dangerous route. Soma Cruz: The dangerous route? Genya Arikado: The evil in this spirit comes from those who seek chaos and destruction. So we need to cut off the source of the chaos influencing the spirit. Soma Cruz: Is that possible? Genya Arikado: This castle is a product of Dracula's magic. It's a spiritual world. My point is this... a stream of chaos exists within this castle as well. There is a place where only you, Dracula, can go. That's where the chaos is! Soma Cruz: I'll go, I'm not afraid... but what do I do once I get there? Genya Arikado: You'll have to stop it using your own strength. You already succeeded in reaching the throne. I'm sure you can do it. Soma Cruz: If it will make me myself again, I'll do whatever it takes. Genya Arikado: As long as my powers continue to affect this place, the flow of the evil spirit into you will be slowed down. Go quickly!