Quotes: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
: It's over! This world was not meant for the likes of you! 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! Dracula
: Preposterous. Which one of our claims is true? I shall give you the answer, along with death's embrace!
— Fan translation of the Original Japanese Intro in Symphony of the Night
: Belmont, son of Belmont, I've been waiting for you. note 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! Dracula
: Ha! Mankind. A cesspit of hatred and lies. Fight for them, then, and die for their sins!
: Once again, the blood of Belmont has defeated me... Perhaps this too is part of my fate. 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? Richter
: Well... 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! Dracula
: I see! Perhaps you're right. Hahahahahahaha! We shall meet again, blood of Belmont! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!