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Richter Belmont: Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!Dracula: What is a man?! A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk, HAVE AT YOU!!!
Dracula: It was not by my hand that I am once again given flesh. I was called here by...humans...who wished to pay me tribute!
Richter: Tribute!?! You steal men's souls and make them your slaves!
Dracula: Perhaps the same could be said of all religions...
Richter: Your words are as empty as your soul! Mankind ill needs a savior such as you!
—Symphony of the Night Intro
Richter Belmont: It's over! This world was not meant for the likes of you!Dracula: Preposterous. Which one of our claims is true? I shall give you the answer, along with death's embrace!
Dracula: My own powers did not bring about my own resurrection. It was greed, the greed of you men which summoned me back. And is justice not decided by might alone?
Richter: Only you would make such a selfish claim! Humanity is guided by their shared convictions. They seek only each other, coming together, and moving forward.
Dracula: Oh, but the truth is that humanity also bears burgeoning desires within them, which leads them to submit to their religious creeds, yes?
Richter: Mere power is not what leads mankind. Respect and a merciful heart: these are what truly guide humanity!
—Fan translation of the Original Japanese Intro in Symphony Of The Night
Count Dracula: Belmont, son of Belmont, I've been waiting for you.Dracula: Ha! Mankind, a cesspit of hatred and lies. Fight for them, then, and die for their sins!
Richter Belmont: 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!
Count Dracula: Once again, the blood of Belmont has defeated me... Perhaps this too is part of my fate.Dracula: I see! Perhaps you're right. Hahahahahahaha! We shall meet again, blood of Belmont! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
Richter Belmont: 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 the 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?
Dracula: It is by your desires that you humans prosper, and it is your faith that 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!
—PSP Rondo of Blood Version (actually the ending)