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Final Fantasy IX - Garland's Scene

This scene occurs after Zidane ascends the Pandemonium tower...

Battle With Garland

There's the observatory... You told me you'd become my angel of death....

But think for a moment... Isn't life death itself? It must kill other life-forms to survive...

Sometimes it even kills those with whom it shares blood...

To live is to give life meaning, yet one must take others' lives to survive...

A mature civilization becomes aware of this paradox...

Terra's souls will sleep until they forget such nonsense. They will begin a new life in a new dimension.

It's a world in which life and death become one...

That is the dimension in which we are meant to live, as beings that transcend life and death!

Zidane... I'll ask you one more time. Who are you!?

You're a sad man, Garland...

We know more than you... We're not perfect, but we have friends who help us.

That is reason enough for us to live!

It took us a long time, but we've all found our way.
We live not to forget our past, but to learn from it!
We may be weak, but that's what makes us work together and help one another!
Then show me! Lecture me again when you are on the verge of death!
Battle with Silver Dragon
Garland, tell me... What is it that you want to accomplish?
The restoration of Terra! Isn't it obvious!?
No! That's what the people of Terra want.

Why aren't you asleep with the rest of them?

I was created to oversee Terra...

I exist to wait for a time when this world is without life or death...

I am the absolute controller of this planet!

Battle with Garland
You fight well...
Give it up, Garland!
What the--
Kuja, aboard the Invincible

This is too easy!

The invincible is mine! Now, I have the power to control all souls!

Garland gave me everything without a fight.

The old fool was too busy dealing with him.

Now, only death awaits him.

Poor Garland... Bitten by his own dog...

This is no accident.

Fate has chosen me to become the new ruler of Terra!

Time for me to put on the finishing touches.

Kuja floats down to the party and Garland
I must say... I truly love you all.

You not only broke the seal to Terra, but did me the favor of defeating Garland!

Zidane... You are truly an extraordinary Genome, deserving of my love!

What are you doing here, Kuja!?
That's not a very nice way to greet your brother.
Shut up! You're no brother of mine!
Oh, such ferocity... Master Garland, he intends to fight Terra.
Kuja... What are you scheming?
Scheming? Me? Watch me as I defeat these enemies of Terra!

Come on, now! You may sleep alongside the souls of Terra.

For all eternity!

Battle with Kuja
End of battle Kuja enters Trance

Th-The time is now...

This... is the power of Trance!


I'll show you my true power!

Ultima is unleased onto party
Yes! This is the power I've longed for!!!

The mighty power of souls! They assault any threat that tries to destroy them!

Wh-What do you mean...?
It's Trance! You know how it works.

But a normal Trance won't be enough to defeat you... You're all as resilient as oglops.

Even tiny moogles possess the power of Trance... When I saw that in Gulug Volcano, I came up with a plan.

It was easy. I just needed to borrow the power from wretched souls that can't die...

Where did I acquire it? It was the Invincible, or should I say, that large eyeball in the sky?

The ship sucked up the souls of Madain Sari, the Iifa Tree, Alexandria, to feed upon them...

When it fought Bahamut at the Iifa Tree, the Invincible drew in a powerful spirit... Can you guess to whom it belonged?

That's right! It was your mother's soul. A wretched soul that clung to life to the bitter end.

The souls trapped inside the Invincible welcomed me with open arms.

They were fed up with being your prisoners, Garland.

So, Master Garland. You are no longer needed. And after you've worked so hard...

I shall rule Terra and Gaia with my unconditional love from now on...

What will you do with such... power?
Master Garland... You, of all people, should accept defeat gracefully.
How sad... Any last words?
Your power is... meaningless.
Kuja kicks Garland over the edge of the cliff
Now, it's your turn... Should I kill you quickly to show my appreciation for all you've done?

Or should I kill you slowly and painfully to show you my love...

Oh, I've got a great idea! How's this? I'll make you pillars for my castle!

You'll all decorate my castle as a symbol of my eternal kingdom... How do you like that?

No... Never!
Garland's memory:
You could never build an eternal kingdom...
That voice... Garland!?

Did you leave something behind?

Garland's memory:
Do you think a defect like you could last forever...?
...What? What do you mean!?
Garland's memory:
I built you to last only until the worthy Genome, Zidane, grew.

It was too dangerous to let you last any longer than that.

What are you saying...?
Garland's memory:
There's a limit on your life... You'll be dead soon...

Even as I die, you'll have died without ever leaving your mark on the world...


H-Ha ha ha... What an interesting lie. You're telling me that my life will end soon?

Ha ha ha... Nice try, Garland, but I won't fall for your silly tricks... Garland?


Garland!? Answer me!

Garland's memory:
You were created to destroy. You are a mortal...
A mortal...?

...I'm finished?

I don't believe you! Why would I believe such a silly story!

You're telling me that I'll die soon, now that I'm more powerful than anyone?

I'm gonna... die!?

Lose my soul...?


What comedy! Zidane, isn't it hilarious!? I'll die just like the black mages I so despise!

I single-handedly brought chaos unto Gaia, but in the end, I'm nothing but a worthless doll!



...I won't let it happen.

I won't... I won't let this world exist without me!

Kuja proceeds to destroy Terra ...