Quotes from the game
Lightning: You want "quiet", you better take the next train.
Lightning: There's you.
Hope: It's my name, not who I am.
Lightning: I was just like you. My parents died. I had to be strong for Serah, so I thought I needed to forget my past. And I became Lightning. I thought by changing my name, I could change who I was. I was just a kid. Lightning. It flashes bright, then fades away. It can't protect. It only destroys. Serah tried to tell me, but I wouldn't listen. I threatened her. The only one who believed her was Snow.
Hope: Don't say it! Don't say his name. It bring everything back. I keep playing it in my head, what happened to her. And then I see his stupid face and—and he's smiling. How can he smile when she's dead? I know! There nothing I can't do. I hate knowing that. No matter what happens, she's not coming back! When I was fighting, there was no time to think about it. It felt good just to give in. But now you start talking about hope... I'm sorry. I'm messed up.
Lightning: No...it's my fault.
Hope: All these colors. What's it mean?
Fang: Means we're doing our job. Makin' a lot of PSICOM guys nervous.
Snow: Not anymore, it's not!
Dysley: What can mere men do? Without our help, death is all of which you're capable. You saw the fools. A mindless mob, drunk on the fear of a few l'Cie.
Lightning: If they only knew a l'Cie was the one filling their glasses!
Dysley: L'Cie? You mean me? Oh child, perish the thought. I am more than that!
Dysley transforms into Barthandelus, his true form.
Barthandelus: I am fal'Cie! My name is Barthandelus! Voice of the Sanctum, and Lord-Sovereign of the Cocoon fal'Cie. Your kind feared the darkness, so we gave you light. You begged us for the Purge, and did it not come to pass? Now you spurn our counsel? You must learn your place!
Vanille: Didn't wanna interrupt. And, well, I didn't quite know where to begin.
Sazh: You don't have to begin anywhere. What happened to Dajh, wasn't your fault.
Vanille: But Sazh...
Sazh: Mm mm. You got more than enough weight on your shoulders already. It was my fault at Euride, lettin' Dajh outta my sight like that. That one's on me.
Fang: I couldn't figure it out, But then it all made sense, after hearing that story from Raines, You already knew. You knew Ragnarok was the name of destruction.
Vanille: It wasn't fair. You had to do all the horrible stuff and I didn't have to do anything—
Fang: That is no reason to lie to me! You think that's what I want? You of all people! Poor kid, You've had it rough.
Fang: Listen, you're not alone anymore
Vanille: (crying) I'm so sorry.
Fang: Keep that up and you'll have me crying soon. We have a new family now. We stick together, you hear me?
Vanille: Yes, I promise.
Barthandelus: I resigned, appointing Raines as Primarch in my stead.
Snow: Raines? He's alive?
Galenth: The puppet is restrung to serve my needs, yes. Its eyes have long since turned to glass. Of course, the Cavalry's eyes will see our friend as nothing more than a traitor to their cause. They' say the fal'Cie got to him too, or some such drivel. And imagine—when I spread word that it's Orphan tugging at his strings—what happens next.
Sazh: You're gonna use the Cavalry to take the thing out?!
Barthandelus: Perhaps. Or perhaps, I'll feign the howling of Pulsian wolves and let the fear-addled sheep slaughter themselves first. Either way, the end is at hand. But what of yourselves? Will you enjoy the festivities beside me? Or perhaps... Greet the end here, in the land where it all began?
Lightning and Snow: Serah!
Dysley: (appearing) Dreams, meanwhile, shatter in a flash. (He thumps his staff and the crystals shatter.)
Lighting: Think! Where's the real Serah?
Sazh: Hey, listen. It isn't real. It's fal'Cie smoke and mirrors.
Hope: Yeah. They don't work wonders. They play tricks.
Hope: Yeah, Fang. Who'd be dumb enough to swallow that crock?
Fang: (having a flashback) Listen, you're not alone anymore. We have a new family now. We stick together, you hear me?
Vanille: Yes, I promise.
Lightning: No. We overreach you.
Orphan: Is that so?
Lightning: You don't believe in anything. You gave up on life before you were even born. Sat poisoning Cocoon from the inside, waiting for someone to come and destroy you. Sure, you think the end of the world is salvation. All you care about is death's release. So take it, and leave the rest of us alone. We don't think like that. When we think there's no hope left, we keep looking until we find some. Maybe Cocoon is past saving, but it's our home. And we'll protect it or die trying! We live to make the impossible possible! That is our Focus!
Lightning: I believe you. Congrats.
Fang: (voiceover): When prayers turn into promises, not even fate can stand in their way.
Vanille: We held the light of hope in our hearts, and achieved the impossible. Now we live on, to greet a new dawn.
Quotes about the game
"Game two: One of the old gods saw the plight of the humans and decided to intercede, but screwed up time in the process to where there are paradoxes happening everywhere... Well, okay, she messed up with time and it screwed somebody in the future so bad that they have taken it upon themselves to kill the time goddess, and you need to try to stop him, so that time doesn't end.
"Game three: Uh-oh, you failed — time ended. There is thirteen days left to the end of the world. 500 years have passed and no one's been able to die, no one's been able to age. Thirteen days to the very End of the World — do something about it.
"The premise alone, on its own, if you ignore everything else, is super rad and extremely FromSoft."