Final Fantasy IX - Memoria Scenes
This scene occurs after Zidane ascends the Pandemonium tower...
...Zidane, can you hear me?
...I am speaking only to you.
what is this place?
Memoria... A place of memories.
Yes, your memories brought forth
Here, you shall witness
the entire truth.
You have no choice.
What are you talking about!?
...Zidane, what's going on?
You all heard me talking, right?
...Looks like I was the only one who heard him.
I was just talking to Garland.
He told me that our memories
created this place.
I don't know what the hell
he's talking about...
I guess we'll just have to move forward.
Scene of Alexandra Castle
Isn't this... Alexandria?
What is Alexandria Castle doing here?
Bahamut appears behind the castle
Dagger, Eiko, Zidane:
Bahamut destroys the castle
Dagger, Eiko, Zidane:
What!? What you talk about!?
I not see anything!
Of course you can't see anything.
You weren't with us at the time, so
it's not in your memory.
In his bid to defy me,
Kuja tried to acquire Alexander...
An incident, 10 years ago,
Two cloaked individuals try to enter a boat, below
Hey! What are you doing!?
You shouldn't go anywhere.
There's a storm.
You're gonna get washed away!
Dagger! I just saw a little girl
on a ship, and--
The boat, and the cloaked individuals, disappear
...I guess it was my imagination.
Yeah, it had to be. What I just saw
definitely isn't one of my memories.
(What's going on? That was my memory.)
(Why was Zidane able to see it?)
Yeah, what's up?
...You didn't imagine anything.
Wait, you saw it, too...!?
That means that little girl was you.
But... why was I able to see
something from your memory?
I don't know...
What's going on!?
Garland, can you hear me!?
I feared Gaia's eidolons more
However, I decided to deal with them
before they became a major problem.
The Eye Of Invincible
What is that thing...?
That eye... It's the same eye I saw
on the night of the storm at sea.
...Zidane, can you hear me?
What you just saw was from your memory,
and not Garnet's.
What!? I don't remember ever
being in a storm at sea.
You still don't understand...
You will find out soon enough...
What do you mean? Can other people's
memories become a part of my own?
Once you accept everything,
the answer will appear before you.
A tremendous force was summoned
to Gaia during the age of war...
However, the Gaians were not ready
to harness so great a power...
They were terrified and broke
the jewel into 4 pieces...
and they prayed never to see it again.
Assimilation of Gaia
What is this...?
Two moons colliding...?
No. They look more like planets.
Why does this look
That is a picture of Gaia being
assimilated by Terra.
Five thousand years ago, Terra, already an
old planet, sought to assimilate Gaia.
Terra needed to merge with a younger planet
However, there was
already life on Gaia.
And so, the story began...
I saw this in Oeilvert.
Life on Terra was coming to an end...
We had no choice but to proceed with
the fusion, which tragically destroyed
Terra's native civilizations.
Terra was too old
to assimilate everything.
Thus, I created the Iifa Tree
to regulate the flow of souls
back to Terra.
Wow! We in ocean now!
Fish everywhere! Yum, yum!
...What are you doing?
Swimming after fish.
Zidane, you help catch fish, too.
Ugh... What this?
Hard to breathe now.
That's because you think
we're inside an ocean.
I can breathe fine.
...We not in ocean?
I breathe okay now!
Fish all gone.
sequence is part of this scene...
Battle Versus Hades
Who dares disturb my sleep?
Leave at once, or you will die.
Prepare to die!
In battle versus Hades...
Wh-What!? You've defeated Ozma
I've come too far to retreat.
After battle versus Hades...
I commend you for overcoming me.
I shall reward you for your
Bring 2 Pumice Pieces here, and I will
synthesize them for you. The end product
is something only I can create.
So, Gaia used to be just
one big ocean...
How do you know?
...I don't know.
For some reason,
it's in my memory.
I wasn't even born at the time.
It doesn't make any sense...
And I was born on Terra, not Gaia,
so how can it be in my memory...?
...It's in my memory, too.
Gaia used to be covered with water.
I'm getting a similar
feeling as well.
(...Maybe that means all existence
can be traced back to a single source.)
(I don't understand...)
Birth of Gaia
That's one big fireball.
Could it be a moon...?
This is the birth of Gaia.
Over 5,000 years ago.
What's above that ladder?
See for yourself.
Terra reached the peak of its prosperity
at this time. The people believed that
their future was secure. Ultimately, that
very hubris led to Terra's demise.
Thus, I was created to deal with
Is this it? Is there nothing else?
This is space.
Your journey is
Do not fear. Step forward, and
you will be closer to the truth.
That's easy for you to say.
You have entered a new realm. There are
no more worlds. There is no more space...
Follow your memory, your original memory,
and march forth...
what exactly is our memory!?
Why can I remember other people's
experiences and events that happened
before my time?
Garland, please! Tell me!
...Do not limit memory to just one
individual's experiences from birth.
That is only the surface.
Every life born into this world,
whether natural or artificial,
requires a parent.
And that parent also requires a parent.
Life is connected, one to another...
If you trace the root of all life,
there exists one source.
The same can be said for memory.
All life constitutes an intelligence
that holds memory beyond experience.
Memory is not isolated within individuals.
It is an accumulation of generations of
memories that continues to evolve.
You can say that memory and evolution
go hand in hand.
But most life-forms do not understand
the true nature of memories...
...which explains why most memories
never cross paths.
...So, what am I gonna find by
tracing back our roots?
...A presence that presides over all life
and memories. The crystal...
You are on your own now.
Zidane... take care of Kuja.
...and protect the crystal.
Even if I were created to serve
one purpose alone, I do not regret
being born to this world.
Is this the crystal that
Garland was talking about...?
...It's time for us
to find out the truth.