Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010 Video Game)
Jason Dohring: Terra
[Master Xehanort kills Master Eraqus in front of Terra's eyes]
Terra : Master Eraqus...
Master Xehanort : What a sight. Why do you trouble yourself with remorse, Master Terra? The man was bent on doing harm to your friend, his own pupil.
Terra : Master Xehanort... why?
Master Xehanort : You know, at times I find your progress quite striking, but you still fall short. Let all that anger out, my boy. Give your heart over to darkness.
Terra : [Brandishes his Keyblade] What do you mean?
Master Xehanort : Still so blind? Then I will make you see. Come to the place where all Keyblade Wielders leave their mark on fate: The Keyblade Graveyard! There, you will watch your dear Ventus and Aqua meet their ends, and the last light within you will die!
[Master Xehanort summons an orb of darkness which shrouds the Land of Departure completely]
Master Xehanort : You won't need a home anymore where you're going.
Terra : What? Xehanort!
[Master Xehanort enters a Corridor of Darkness and disappears before Terra can follow him. Terra watches with shock and regret as his homeland crumbles apart before him, and pulls his Wayfinder out]
Terra : Ven... Aqua... I won't let him hurt you.
[Leaves the Land of Departure]
[Master Xehanort and Vanitas defeat Terra, Aqua and Ventus in battle, but Terra faces the two again, this time alone]
Master Xehanort : Admirably done. I knew this was a journey you could make. Over the unseen wall that divides darkness and light. And I was not wrong, Terra.
Terra : My friend, Ven... you tell me, Xehanort... what did you do to him?
Master Xehanort : Why, I did him a favour and freed him of the darkness inside him. Alas, poor Ventus never had the fortitude for such strenuous trials.
Terra : XEHANORT!
[Terra fights both Master Xehanort and Vanitas, and appears to be winning. He starts struggling with Master Xehanort]
Master Xehanort : [to Vanitas] Go take what Ventus owes you, and take Aqua's life.
[Vanitas leaves the battle. Terra gives chase, but Master Xehanort blocks his way]
Master Xehanort : You see how powerless you are to save them? Savour that rage and despair! Let it empower you!
Terra : [Begins succumbing to darkness] You will pay, Xehanort! Was my Master... no, my father, Eraqus, not enough for you? Leave my friends alone!
Master Xehanort : Yes, boy! That's it! More! Let your whole heart blacken with anger!
[Terra gives in completely, screaming. They fight once again, and Terra wins. Master Xehanort kneels down, panting heavily. Terra moves in to finish him, but a quake distracts him]
Master Xehanort : Oh! There, you see?
[Points to a pillar of light behind Terra. Terra turns around and sees it]
Master Xehanort : The X-Blade has been forged!
Terra : Ven!
Master Xehanort : And now, Terra, it is time for the final union!
[Stabs himself in the chest with his Keyblade, releasing his heart]
Terra : What?
Master Xehanort : At last, our moment is here! Out with the old and brittle vessel, and in with a younger, stronger, new one! I swore I would survive and be there to see what awaited beyond the Keyblade War! And now it is your darkness that shall be the ark that sustains me!
[Directs his heart at Terra, who shields himself with his armour, but he begins choking. Master Xehanort smiles triumphantly as his body fades into darkness. The armour collapses off Terra, revealing that he is now the new Xehanort]
[Eraqus tries to kill Ven, but Terra gets in the way]
Master Eraqus : What?
Terra : Master, have you gone mad?
Master Eraqus : Terra! I command you, step aside!
Terra : No!
Master Eraqus : You will not heed your master?
Terra : I won't!
Master Eraqus : Why do all my attempts to reach you fail? If you don't have it in your heart to obey, then you will have to share Ventus's fate.
[Eraqus sheds a tear, and lunges at Terra. They start fighting]
Ventus : Enough, Terra! He's right!
Terra : Quiet!
Ventus : Terra...
[Eraqus fires a beam of light which knocks Ventus out. Terra picks Ventus up as Eraqus powers himself up with light. Terra counters by summoning dark powers]
Terra : You may be my master, but I will not let you hurt my friend!
Master Eraqus : Has the darkness taken you, Terra?
[Terra summons a portal and throws Ventus towards it]
Ventus : Wait, Terra!
[Ventus disappears with the portal. Eraqus and Terra fight. Terra wins]
Terra : [Noticing Eraqus panting] Wha... what have I done... Master, I just wanted to keep Ven safe.
Master Eraqus : No... you were right. I failed you, Terra. Perhaps I've no one to blame but myself for the darkness inside you. And now, I've done worse. Raised my Keyblade against you and Ventus. My own heart has darkness...
[Terra reaches out to Eraqus. Master Xehanort strikes Eraqus from behind, killing him. Eraqus vanishes completely]
Terra : Master Eraqus...
Terra : [to a crying Cinderella] You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
The Lingering Sentiment : Aqua... Ven... One day, I will set this right.
Terra : [to the Queen] You claim to be radiant, but all I see are shadows of jealousy hanging thick on your heart.
[Terra stands alone in the Keyblade Graveyard. Aqua approaches him]
Aqua : I was told the Master was struck down.
Terra : Yes, that's right. I was stupid and helped Xehanort do it.
Terra : The Master... he tried to hurt Ven. I only fought because I wanted to protect him. But I was tricked. Xehanort set the whole thing up. All so he could awaken the darkness inside me. You were right, Aqua, and so was the Master. I did need to be watched. I went astray, but no more.
Aqua : What else is darkness but hate and rage? Xehanort is feeding the dark fires within you, making you fight. You'll go astray again. Tell me, how does that honour our Master's memory, Terra?
[Ventus approaches them]
Ventus : Xehanort wants me and Vanitas to fight, and make some kind of X-Blade. But the Master said we can't let that happen, and he tried to destroy me for it.
Aqua : X-Blade?
Ventus : I still don't know exactly what it is, but it scares me to death, even just the thought of it.
Terra : Relax, Ven. We're here and we're going to take care of you.
Ventus : I may have to fight Vanitas after all. If I do, guys, I want you to...
Terra : The three of us can never be torn apart, right? I'll always find a way.
Ventus : I'm asking you... as a friend. Just... put an end to me.
[Terra and Aqua gasp. From afar, they notice Master Xehanort and Vanitas approaching them until they stop]
Master Xehanort : Behold. These lifeless Keys used to be full of power. United with the hearts of their Masters. On this barren soil, Keyblades of light and darkness were locked in combat as a great Keyblade War raged. Countless Keyblade Wielders gave up their lives all in search of one ultimate Key. And it will soon belong to me.
[He points to Ventus]
Master Xehanort : The X-Blade!
[Terra, Aqua and Ventus summon their armour and attack]
Master Xehanort : Darkness rules your heart. It gives me control. Muscle and sinew that once obeyed you now rebels against you. How you can remain here at all confounds the mind.
Terra : It's still my heart. You think you can just come in and take over? I'm not gonna sit by and let that happen.
Master Xehanort : Hmph. Don't even entertain any notion of escaping me, boy. In the end, your heart will be engulfed by mine forever.
Terra : Wrong. You're gonna get shown the door, old man.
Master Xehanort : As I recall, you couldn't even handle your own darkness. How, then, will you triumph over mine?
Terra : You'll find out soon enough.
Master Xehanort : [Suddenly realising Terra's trick] Oh, so that's how it is, is it? Someone else has set foot in your heart. Eraqus, you sly fox...
Terra : I'm not afraid of what the darkness holds now. Even if you do wrest control of my heart from me, even if you cast me in the deepest, darkest abyss, you'll never sway me from the one cause that pushes me to keep on fighting. Whatever the cost, I'm ready to pay it.
Master Xehanort : Brave words, to be sure. But I'm a patient man. We can take as much time as we need to settle this little property dispute. However, know this: You are just one of many roads that I might choose to take. Trust me. I made certain of that.