Annette is Kidnapped (A mysterious priest appears before Annette)
???: How lovely... A fitting girl for Count Dracula. Now, come to me.
(Annette steps backward) Annette: No! I'll never submit to your master. I'd sooner die here! ???: Ha! So much the better. Besides, once you marry my lord, "death" will lose all meaning for you. Annette: ... Richter... ???: Hold a moment, Shaft! Shaft: Of course, Master. What brings you here? Dracula: That young lady has a certain "connection" with my old foes...the Belmonts. Bring her alive. I have a most amusing idea. Shaft: By your command. The Master bids you sleep, girl.
(Shaft puts Annette to sleep)
Dracula: We must prepare a proper welcome. Belmont...
Dracula: Belmont, son of Belmont. I've been waiting for you. Richter: 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!
(Dracula stands up from his throne and raises the wind to Richter)
Dracula's last line to Belmont is not depicted in the dialogue box, it instead is heard during the FMV where he stands up to confront Richter. Video: (dialogue at 0:24)
Dracula: Impossible... You've beaten me? Richter: I'm a Belmont. That's my job. Dracula: H-Humanity will call me back again. It always does. Its desire is insatiable... Richter: You're right. We never learn. But we'll have to someday. And in the meantime, if you do come back, someone like me will be waiting. Dracula: Amusing... We shall meet again, blood of Belmont!
Dracula: Completely impossible! Beaten by a little girl! Maria: Ha! Didn't you know? Good always wins! Dracula: Child... It's power that always wins. Good and evil are only words, illusions created by the powerful. Maria: I don't know what you mean, but I know you hurt a lot of people. No matter what you say, that's wrong! Dracula: So even as the world decays, innocence endures in eyes like yours. Fascinating...
Dracula and Annette (Dracula enters the room where Annette is imprisoned)
Dracula: Such a fine girl. Surely the blood of a beautiful woman will quench the thirst of my body!
(Annette holds her knife) Annette: Stay away from me! Dracula: (grins) What are you afraid of? In exchange for your blood, you can gain eternal life and beauty from me, can you not? Please, it's a simple matter. I get what I need, and you benefit as well. And then together, you and I shall reign over this world. Annette: If it means becoming a savage, I... I would sooner kill myself. Dracula: As you wish. However, what exactly makes me a savage? If my existence itself makes me savage, is that not the result of this world? Are not all the people of this age savages as well? If so, I should be a shining beacon for what this world wants me to be: the one to lead them. Do you not agree? Shaft: My lord count. Dracula: What is it? Shaft: There are intruders in the castle. Dracula: I see. Destiny can be quite fun at times. They've likely come to interfere. I hope you'll in a better mood later.
(Dracula locks the door with laughter and disappears)
Dracula: Once again, the blood of Belmont has defeated me... Perhaps this, too, is part of my fate. Richter: 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 a 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 which 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. (laughs) We shall meet again, blood of Belmont!
(Dracula laughs at Richter and fades away as the castle starts to crumble)
Dracula: Once again, the blood of Belmont has defeated me... Perhaps this, too, is part of my fate. Maria: It's your fault. For being so mean to everyone!
(The cat growls) Dracula: It is not by my own power that I am resurrected. It is a greed of humanity which calls me back. And thus, by might, I rule. Might becomes the one and only justice in this world! Maria: I don't understand what that means! No matter how complicated you make it, a bad thing is still bad thing! Dracula: So long as greedy humans exist, I shall be reborn. That's all you need to remember. (grins) You proved amusing to me. We shall meet again, blood of Belmont!
(Dracula laughs at Maria and fades away) Maria: What's he think is so funny?!
(The castle starts to collapse) Maria: Oh, it's crumbling! Everyone, run for it, quickly!
(Maria escapes from the castle with her familiars)