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)
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)
Richter: It's over, Dracula!
(Suddenly, Shaft shows up and blocks Richter's attack) Shaft: I will not allow this! Richter: Damn! Shaft: Count Dracula must not be allowed to lose!
(Shaft and Dracula vanishes away) Richter: No! They got away! Damnit! I was so close...
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!
The Brink of Death (Maria enters Dracula's Throne Room)
Dracula: Are you lost, little one? Maria: I know exactly where I am! I've come here for you! Dracula: Ah, your blood sings with power! Such a treat, and on the eve of such a glorious feast! Come, girl, and feed your master! Maria: Uh-uh! You want blood, come get it yourself!
(Dracula stands up from his throne and raises the wind to Maria)
Maria: All right, Mr. Bad Man, ready to die?
(Suddenly, Shaft shows up) Shaft: I will not allow this! Maria: What's going on?! Shaft: Count Dracula must not be allowed to lose!
(Shaft and Dracula vanishes away) Maria: They got away... And I almost had him, too!
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...