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Tear Jerker / Sonic Shuffle

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  • Void's loneliness, his quest to become whole, and not knowing why he exists makes him one of the saddest antagonists of a Sonic game.
    Void: I was looking for everyone... So I could be whole. And I found everyone... But everyone ran away from me. I tried to reach them, but...
  • At first, Lumina solely blames Void for Maginaryworld's troubles.
    Lumina: Illumina wished for a beautiful dream world... But Void was born...
    Void: Why are you trying to stop me? Why are you tormenting me? I only want to...
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  • As the journey continues, Lumina succumbs to despair, worrying that no one dreams of Maginaryworld or even dreams at all. Void even comforts her over the matter.
    Lumina: I sent everybody a message. To the people who dreamed of this world. But... You were the only one who answered. My message did not reach anybody else. Nobody dreams of this world. Did everyone forget to dream? Is a dream not precious any more? Am I the only one who is all alone? I'm no different from Void...
    Void: Come on... Let's be whole. You're suffering because you're missing something... Maginaryworld... Pieces of dreams... Come on... There's nothing to be afraid of if we're together.
  • Everyone's speech at the end about their dreams and how negative emotions can make them stronger.
    Sonic: Void... Anger, Sadness, Despair, and Emptiness... Aren't dreams born because everyone has these feelings? Don't these feelings make our dreams even stronger? Void... He was probably part of the Precioustone. He was part of a feeling that is necessary for dreams to come true.
    Tails: Lumina... Can't you accept Void for what he is? Dreams probably can't exist without it... It's the same with me. When I'm down and I feel I can't go on any more... that's when I know I have to try harder! Because I have my own dreams!
    Amy: It's a dream because it hasn't been fulfilled yet... But one day you'll make it come true. You can live through each day because you have dreams! No matter how small they are.
    Knuckles: Dreams don't betray us. When we lose ourselves... that's when we lose our dreams. It's not that dreams don't come true. We just give up on them. We know that... and you should know it better than us...
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  • After spending the entire game alone, Void reunites with Lumina to become Illumina.
  • When Void begins to shift into his monstrous Battle Form at the end of the story, you can really hear the anger, despair, and emptiness in his voice as it lowers in pitch while saying “born” drawn out and exaggeratedly.


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