trapped in revamp hell
- Nov 1, 2009
KINGDOM HEARTS Union X updated with 1 new quest (No.977).
Additionally, the Keyblade War event scenes can now be viewed in the theater.
Watch the official English scenes, as well as JP-subbed with translations by goldpanner!
JP-Translations by goldpanner
(A man in a black coat stands on the hill overlooking Daybreak Town, watching as the dark skies glitch and bug out.)
???: Time’s almost up, Dandelions…
(Extended flashback of the Case of Luxu.)
Master: ...And this box need to stay out of sight.
Just watch with your own eyes—and my eye, of course—as things unfold between the others. Then when the time is right, go off and do your thing.
Luxu: What's in it?
Master: It's a secret. And, well, you see... the thing is... you can never, ever open it.
Luxu: Great, now I really wanna know.
Master: Ah, all right. I'll indulge you. But this secret stays between the two of us, and you have to promise never to open the box.
Luxu: I promise.
(The Master whispers in Luxu's ear. Luxu gasps)
Luxu: But why?
Master: You'll see.
Luxu: Can’t we skip this whole song and dance…?
Master: Oh, come on, Luxu. Don't be such a buzzkill.
Well, we'd be in quite the predicament if something were to happen to you, so I guess I'll give you one little hint.
Luxu: Really? What is it?
Master: A time may come when darkness blots out the sky at daybreak. The ark will depart, and this world will have fulfilled its purpose. If that happens, see it through to the end. Then, take a corridor and make your way to a new world as fast as you can.
Luxu: This world is going to end?
Master: Like I said before, right now we have no way to win against the darkness.
We needed more timeー time to train all those Keyblade Wielders, so that someday, the Keyblade will be passed to those chosen to defeat the darkness.
The Dandelions are seeds of light meant to be sown into the future. This world merely exists to hold the darkness back until those seeds are ready to fly.
Then, the sun will set on this duskless dawn. And our plan will have succeeded at last.
(Brain, Ephemer and Skuld do their best to take down Darkness, to no avail. In the end, Ephemer is the last one standing.)
Darkness: End of the line.
Ephemer: Yeah… There’s no way I can take you down alone. I can't even tell if our attacks are making any contact.
Brain: Heh, tell me about it.
Darkness: Well then, shall we call it here?
Ephemer: What do you mean, call it here? You gonna surrender?
Brain: Heh heh. You claimed you don’t have a goal, but that was a lie.
Brain: Seems like you're pretty desperate to get in our way, showing up out of nowhere like that. I don't know if darkness has pride or even a concept of death, but there must be a reason why you wouldn’t just withdraw.
Brain: Care to elaborate?
Darkness: Data is transmitted through electrical signals. The same goes for the hearts and minds of you humans.
An entire world made of those signals should not be underestimated. In fact, it's proven to be a very favorable environment for darkness to thrive and spread.
Brain: Is that why you slipped into the data world? Then, why did you have to hide inside Ven?
Darkness: Didn’t we tell you? Because it was decided.
Skuld: That's enough.
Ephemer: Skuld! You’re all right!
Skuld: So what if you read the Book of Prophecies? So what if this had already been written?
You hijacked Ven and killed Lauriam's sister. And now you're gonna pay for it!
(She gets back up on her feet and summons her Keyblade. Seeing Ephemer and Skuld's persistence, Brain returns to the battle as well.)
Brain: That's right.
Darkness: We are many, and we are one. But to remain as one requires will.
By assimilating him, we could separate into pure darkness and light, turning "me" into a single entity with "my" own will.
It was a necessary sacrifice.
(Lauriam has had enough, and joins the battle.)
Lauriam: So Strelitzia's blood isn't on Ven's hands. It's on yours.
Lauriam: How are our odds with one more?
Darkness: One more ally will make no difference.
???: Then how about two?
(A portal opens, and Player leaps into the fray with Keyblade in hand.)
Darkness: It is futile. Even if you do manage to defeat us, you will still lose.
Lauriam: I don't think so. We're taking you down and going back to the real world.
We will win.
Darkness: And how exactly do you plan on getting back? With the ark?
Lauriam: Yeah, just like the witch, right?
Darkness: You know nothing.
Brain: How do you figure?
Darkness: Even if you make it back to the real world, Daybreak Town will be consumed by darkness.
Ephemer: Are your little friends up to something in the real world?
Darkness: It is not us. It had simply been decided from the beginning.
When the ark is activated, this world will be swallowed by darkness. The first pod has already left, which means the end of this world is now set in motion.
Brain: But why would that─
Darkness: The ark was prepared as the last resort. A fail-safe, in the event that you cannot defeat us in this battle. When those pods are used, they activate the system designed to seal this world, trapping us within it. And with the witch's departure, the end of the world has begun.
Lauriam: We're just pawns in this game, set up to be sacrificed from the start?
Ephemer: No, I don’t believe it.
Lady Ava was the one who brought us together. I don't know about the other Masters, But Lady Ava would never have gathered the Dandelions just to throw us away like that!
Brain: It doesn't matter what the Masters may have had in store for us.
I believe in our leader.
Ephemer: Let's do this!
(Player and the Union leaders manage to beat back Darkness, or so it seems.)
Ephemer: Did we win?
Darkness: I have no form. I cannot be destroyed.
(Darklings appear to confront the wielders. They surround Ven, and turn their attention to him instead.)
Darklings: Y o u……
Player: So he's the one they were looking for…
Ephemer: But why?
(Ven finally wakes up. He puts his hand on his chest and begins to glow before emitting a powerful ray of light that extinguishes the Darklings.)
(He approaches Darkness with resolve.)
Ven: If you’re pure darkness, then that makes me pure light.
You became one with me, and were reborn as your own being— pure darkness with a sense of self…
You say you don't have form?
Then I'll just have to give you one again!
Ephemer & Skuld: Ven!
(He summons his Keyblade and prepares to make his move. Lauriam rushes forward and holds him back.)
Lauriam: I can't lose you too.
Ven: Thank you, Lauriam.
(Ven leaps towards Darkness as everyone watches in shock. A bright flash of light engulfs the room.)
(Meanwhile, in the real Daybreak Town, the Darkness that accompanied Maleficent is still in the ark chamber. He approaches the control panel monitoring the data worlds.)
Darkness: Now to see what's happening on the data side…
???: I thought you darkness all shared a single mind.
(A man in a familiar black coat approaches, carrying someone or something wrapped in white cloth under his arm.)
???: Or has another one of you split off from the collective and started working on your own?
Is that it?
Darkness: There shouldn't be any Keyblade Masters left in this world...
Who are you?
???: A holdover.
Luxu: Just goes to show, if you don't read the entire Book of Prophecies, you won’t get the full picture.
(He approaches the control panel and gazes up at the screen. Darkness moves away and watches from a distance.)
Darkness: Why are you here? You're only meant to observe.
Luxu: I’m here because your friend… or should I say, our teacher and master, told me to be.
Said I could watch over them if I was worried, even though meddling is strictly off limits.
“Look, but don’t touch.”
He never said anything straight in his life, but I've thought about it for a long time, and I think I finally know what he meant now.
(He presses a button and opens the pod in the center of the room.)
Darkness: You need to keep watch. If you use that, then your plan will have been for nothing.
Luxu: It’s not for me.
(He places the bundle inside the pod and closes the lid.)
Darkness: Oh? What's that?
Luxu: A seed of light to be sown into the future─
The true Dandelion.
(Flashback: Darkness speaks to the Master as he looks over Daybreak Town.)
Darkness: What do you plan on doing with this world, this time?
Master: When twilight ends, a new day begins…
I’ve determined that this world is comprised of three stages.
First, countless Keyblade wielders are brought together. Then, they lose their leaders. Amidst suspicion and anxiety, some will learn to stand on their own, separating the wheat from the chaff─
Finally, those who remain must decide what to do when faced with darkness in a sealed-off world.
And when all seven of the ark's pods depart, this world will come to an end.
Darkness: So you set up shop in this world just to end it?
Master: Well, that wasn't my sole purpose.
Darkness: You have the Book of Prophecies, and therefore knowledge of all things. We wouldn't think you'd need to bother with such time consuming, complicated plans.
Master: Wait, you think the Book is omnipotent or something?
Not a chance!
If it was that important, do you really think I'd let you get away with all that peeking I've been pretending not to see?
No, the Book doesn't cover everything about the future, not that I could even write it all down if it did. I only know of places and events witnessed by the Keyblade I entrusted to Luxu. And even then, I'm just transcribing select information from its journey.
That said, in practice, it doesn't really matter what is or isn't in the book. It's not the content that's important, but the "points" traced in order to write it.
Waypoints to the future.
Darkness: What do you mean?
Master: Anyone who uses an unfinished ark to travel through time will lose their body. But, if there is a medium at your destination in the future that can be used to restore yourself, and you are still remembered by people there, then your heart can reform your body, and you will return to this vessel.
What I wrote in the Book of Prophecies were waypoints.
Darkness: All this to make waypoints?
Master: Yes. Luxu will provide the memories. And my eye shall serve as the medium.
With these points leading to the future, I can connect them in a line and travel through time.
Darkness: You used your apprentice and the Book of Prophecies to travel into the future?
Master: I mean, it's not my final goal, but it is an important part of the process.
Besides, I'm not the only one using these waypoints. Others will follow.
Darkness: Seven pods in the ark, and seven crowns.
Master: Because there are seven lights, you see.
Darkness: Seven, including your apprentice...
Master: Who knows? I'm looking forward to finding out who will board the ark when the time comes.
Darkness: You're a sly man, through and through.
Master: I could say the same about you!
You must be cooking up some scheme yourselves, right?
Darkness: Indeed we are.
Master: Well, in any case, I've grown tired of watching you fight, so I looked to the future and saw something that caught my attention.
Darkness: What might that be?
Master: A world even I cannot know.