Vengeful Demon's Wail at the Prison Tower
1st Door: The Dark Haired Demon
B：???: —Have you ever envied someone?
B：???: Have you ever faced someone with the talent, opportunity, and riches that you lacked, and knelt down before them in defeat?
B：???: This world is rife with inequality, and so we shed our tears as we ruminate on the sanctity of fairness. Have you experienced that?
B：???: Do not answer. There is no need for you to.
B：???: Peer inside your heart. Do not turn your eyes from what you see. For that is what every heart holds. None can escape it.
B：???: It is what leads us to covet and begrudge one another, then shed tears of regret.
B：???: The sin of envy.
Mash: Um, is something the matter?
Fujimaru 1: Why do you ask?
Mash: Oh, it's just... You suddenly stopped walking and broke off in mid-speech.
Mash: You just kept standing there in silence, so I thought maybe something was worrying you...
Fujimaru 2: Good morning, Mash.
Mash: Good morning. I mean—
Mash: Senpai, were you doing your special move, the REM REM Trance? As in, sleeping while standing?
Mash: I was wondering if that was the case since you suddenly stopped walking and broke off mid-speech...
Mash: Your expression sort of looked vacant too. Are you not feeling well?
Fujimaru 1: I haven't noticed anything.
Mash: Oh, okay... Just in case, let's go get you a medical check-up.
Fujimaru 2: Just daydreaming?
Mash: It's possible. Let's get you checked out in case it was caused by magecraft.
Mash: First, let's get you to your room, Senpai. I'll call the Doctor over—
B：???: Welcome to the Prison Tower on the Isle of Despair, Senpai!
B：???: Sinner by the name of Fujimaru! This is a place beyond love and hate, thus any soul may be imprisoned here!
B：???: You are no exception.
Fujimaru 1: ...I'm in Chaldea.
B：???: Chaldea? No. You are certainly not. Ha, ha, ha, your beloved little friend is not here.
B：???: And neither is that meddlesome Doctor, nor that pervert who is so pleased with his own body's modification. You are the only one here.
B：???: ...Though, of course, I am here too.
Fujimaru 2: ...Who are you?
B：???: A Heroic Spirit who does not belong in this world. To borrow a phrase from your adorable friend.
B：???: A name comes to mind, does it not? Or have you already forgotten?
B：???: That is fine. Forget it all. Only a vengeful soul would seek to carve all things indelible upon itself.
B：???: Oh, that's right— Did you find that First Tower fun? No, it's all right. Don't speak. I don't actually wish to hear your opinions.
B：???: It was but an automatic reflex of hospitality. Like an involuntary reply to someone calling out your name.
B：???: The Second Tower welcomes you. Do enjoy it to its fullest extent.
Unknown Spirit: Uu...uuuuuuuuu... Uuuuuu...
B：???: See, they are all coming out to greet you. It seems they don't find the warm pulse of your soul likable.
B：???: It may not be like the First Tower, but a large number of dead souls have congregated here as well.
B：???: They seem severely agitated, don't they? They're resentful. And envious.
B：???: Of you! You, who stands in this room and yet still lives!
Fujimaru 1: They're going to attack me?!
Fujimaru 2: ...That's totally unreasonable!
B：???: Haha, calm yourself, Master. There are so many things you still need to know.
B：???: For instance, where, exactly, are you right now? And who am I?
B：???: That said, most of the information that awaits you will be quite trivial, but...you can at least learn one thing of importance.
B：???: For instance... Yes, the ugliness of you humans—
Fujimaru 1: With just one blow...
Fujimaru 2: Just exactly who are you!? Where am I!?
B：???: This is Hell. Namely, the Château d'If, the prison tower that lies beyond love and hate.
B：???: And I...
B：???: ...am a Heroic Spirit. A part of a tale that you should know quite well. I am one piece of the curse that has laid its shadow upon this world.
B：???: I, born of sadness and given form through my unending resentment, rage, and hatred as an Extra Class...
B：???: Yes— You can refer to me as Avenger.
B：Avenger: For so long as I live—
B：Avenger: Survive this, and you shall learn a great deal of things, though they may be twisted. This is a place for that.
B：Avenger: However, I am under no obligation to spend time teaching you how to obtain them.
B：Avenger: I have no intention of becoming your very own Abbé Faria. I shall have your soul battered and tossed about until I am sated.
Fujimaru 1: Abbé Faria?
Fujimaru 2: ...First of all, I've never even heard of an Avenger class.
B：Avenger: Haha! I told you it was an Extra Class, didn't I? Of course you've never heard of it.
B：Avenger: However, I shall teach you the absolute minimum of things you need to know, briefly that is.
B：Avenger: First, your soul has been imprisoned. To escape, you must pass the seven Halls of Judgment.
B：Avenger: Your voice shall not reach Chaldea, nor shall its voice reach you.
B：Avenger: If you're defeated and killed in the Halls of Judgment, you die. If you do nothing and seven days have passed, you also die.
B：Avenger: That is all.
Fujimaru 1: Why are you doing this?
Fujimaru 2: What about Mash? And Chaldea?
B：Avenger: Ha, ha! Who can say?
B：Avenger: This Château d'If is very different than the one that existed in history.
B：Avenger: It bears some similarity to the Singularities you have seen, but again, it's something else.
B：Avenger: This is a hunting ground. A type created by the King of Mages.
Fujimaru 1: Hunting ground for what?
Fujimaru 2: The Grand Caster?!
B：Avenger: Who can say?
B：Avenger: Now then, the first Hall of Judgment awaits. The first stage to mount in order to survive the Seven Nights.
B：Avenger: Seven Lords are waiting for you. Every single one of them is itching to kill you.
B：Avenger: Behold this! Savor this! First up is the Phantom of the Opera!
B：Avenger: Seeking a beautiful voice and detesting all things ugly, he is a monster of Envy who has come to kill you!
Phantom: Christine... Christine, Christine, Christine!
Phantom: I shall sing to you in your sleep...with all the love in my heart.
Phantom: Ahh, but tonight, a new star stands upon the stage! Ahh, who are you? You are not Christine!
Phantom: Here, my soul and my voice are bound up as one! Which is to say...
Fujimaru 1: He's attacking me now?!
B：Avenger: Of course he is! I already told you he was a monster that would kill you!
Fujimaru 2: Could it be due to a Mental Corruption skill?
B：Avenger: No, not at all! Hahaha! Try listening for a change! He has dominion over this room, and is here to kill you!
Phantom: Look not upon my face! Look not! Look not! You are not Christine, so I cannot bear it!
Phantom: Whoever you may be, I... I...cannot let you live.
Phantom: Oh, Christine! My love! Oh, Christine! My masterpiece!
Phantom: Let me dig my nails into a voice the equal of yours! Let me rip apart a throat the equal of yours and see it gush red!
Phantom: How I want... And want... And want... I am inconsolable tonight.
Phantom: ...Oh, how I envy all people, near and far!
B：Avenger: Take a good look, Master. This is man. This is a caricature of the human beings your world is overrun with!
B：Avenger: Fight. Kill. You don't have time to hesitate. Because—
B：Avenger: It makes no difference whether you believe me or not. There'll be no reasoning with him. He will kill you!
B：Avenger: Hahaha! Look! Just look! He can barely contain how badly he wants to add your throat to his collection!
Phantom: Sing! Sing, my angel! Tonight, there's no song better than your dying scream!
B：Avenger: What will you do? Only defend yourself? Or will you fight?
Fujimaru 1: ...I'll defend myself.
Fujimaru 2: ...I'll fight.
B：Avenger: Then take my hand! We will show this black-haired masked demon a true dance of death!
Avenger: How fragile! How fragile! You poor thing, all you can become is naught but an ugly monster!
Avenger: Château d'If is not the place for your soul! You are far too pitiful to be a murderer!
Phantom: From the end of time... I see a light... Does it open...an emotionless hole in my heart?
Phantom: Oh, my heart... Where are you? Oh, my love... Where are you?
Phantom: Christine... I offer my heart to you... Christine... I offer my love...to you...
Fujimaru 1: You're singing of love, huh?
Fujimaru 2: What a sad song...
Avenger: Are you certain? Listen carefully. That is the other song that black-haired murderer sings.
Avenger: My vengeful strike has shattered his Spirit Core and he has little time left, but his song will last till the very end.
Phantom: Christine... My love... I love you, but... Christine... I simply cannot endure...
Phantom: Noble Christine... The people who live with you... Beloved Christine... Everything in your world...
Phantom: The people who spend time with you... The world where the morning sun rises... I... I...
Phantom: —Sometimes... I envy them... And it drives me mad—
Avenger: Hahaha! Hahahahahaha! Hahahahahahaha!
Avenger: Phantom of the Opera, I have witnessed your envy. I have killed you, and I shall carry your ugliness in my heart and move onward!
Avenger: Be proud in hell. For you are a true human.
Phantom: ...Please, be careful. Fujimaru, my Christine.
Phantom: There is only one who will protect you in this twisted Château d'If.
Phantom: And that one may not necessarily be good.
Fujimaru 1: What do you mean?
Phantom: I'm sorry, Christine, my love. I can say no more.
Fujimaru 2: Weren't you just killed?
Phantom: I was indeed slain in the Hall of Judgment. But what died was my ultimate ugliness.
Phantom: However, we never...
Avenger: Hahahahahah! So this is what it's like to fight with a Master!
Avenger: I commend you on the brilliant moves you made. It may be a temporary contract, but you are a true Master!
Avenger: You mastered the use of a Heroic Spirit you'd only just met! Me! An Extra Class, an Avenger, no less!
Avenger: Now, on to the second Hall of Judgment! Six more Lords await!
Avenger: Roar like a tiger. For you are allowed to do everything.
Fujimaru 1: ...Hold it.
Avenger: Oh? Are you scared to go with me? Are you uncertain you're walking the right path?
Fujimaru 2: Can I really get out of here?
Avenger: Very well. I have but one thing to say in answer to your doubts.
Avenger: “Attendre et espérer.” Wait and hope.
2nd Door: The Devil of Purgatory
Mash: The Château d'If?
Mash: It was a prison tower that existed in France, in the Bay of Marseille. It was a fortress built in the 16th century.
Mash: It was primarily used to hold political and ideological offenders.
Mash: But the prison was closed at the end of the 19th century, and now it's just a historical site.
Mash: It became world-famous after Dumas wrote his novel—
B：Avenger: —Can you hear me, Master?
Fujimaru 1: ...I was just in Chaldea now.
B：Avenger: I guess you should properly recognize the reality.
Haha. Listen. You're still in Chaldea right now.
B：Avenger: Of course you are, your body is still there. Have you not noticed?
Fujimaru 2: Huh? Where's Mash?
B：Avenger: Your pretty little friend is still in Chaldea. And so is your body.
B：Avenger: Hah. I love the shocked look on your face! That's right, your body is still in Chaldea!
B：Avenger: What is trapped here is your soul. I said that before, didn't I?
B：Avenger: I know it's hard to wrap your head around the concept. The flow of time and the concept of space are different between here and there.
B：Avenger: These seven days may only be a single day in Chaldea.
Fujimaru 1: I'd hate if it was the other way around.
B：Avenger: Humph. It makes no real difference.
Fujimaru 2: Could it be seven years in Chaldea?
B：Avenger: It's very possible. Hah, your expression just changed, Master.
B：Avenger: If you want to stop the separation of your soul and body, it's simple. You must pass through the remaining six Halls of Judgment.
Fujimaru 1: But we're back in that cell.
Fujimaru 2: ...Do I have to start over?
B：Avenger: The concept of space is different here. Oh, I said this already.
B：Avenger: We always start here, but our destination will be different.
Let's go. The second judgment awaits you.
B：Avenger: ...Oh, that reminds me. Feel free to lay on that bed there if you want.
B：Avenger: Wait for a hand to reach out from somewhere to save you, and long for a miracle.
B：Avenger: That's the simplest solution. The rest will be taken care of automatically.
Fujimaru 1: ...What happens if I do that?
B：Avenger: Your soul rots, and you'll never wake up in Chaldea again. That's all.
Fujimaru 2: ...No, I'll pass.
B：Avenger: ...Humph. Then let's go.
C：Woman's Voice: ...Someone...
C：Woman's Voice: Someone... Oh...Is there no one there?
Fujimaru 1: I heard a woman's voice!
Fujimaru 2: I heard something!
B：Avenger: What's that look? You seem as if you want to help her.
B：Avenger: Is that your sense of justice?
Hahaha. You don't seem very concerned for yourself!
B：Avenger: Or do you just not understand the situation? Very well. Go help the voice, but...
B：Avenger: Stay on your guard. Or you'll die.
B：Avenger: —There they are. Is that it?
C：Woman: ...Help me...
C：Woman: I woke up here... ...alone in the darkness...
C：Woman: Where...am I? It's so dark... I'm so scared...
Fujimaru 1: Are you okay?
C：Woman: Thank you. I just found myself here...
C：Woman: This place is so dark, and so sad... I don't know why it feels this way...
Fujimaru 2: Are you the second Lord?
C：Woman: What? I don't understand. I just found myself here...
C：Woman: It's so dark and cold... Like a scream was frozen and hanged in the air...
C：Woman: Am I...dead? Have I gone to hell?
B：Avenger: Woman. Do you have a name?
C：Woman: I... I... No, I don't know. I'm sorry.
C：Woman: I don't know why I'm here, or where I am. And oh...my name!
C：Woman: I can't remember my name. Um... I was looking for something important...
C：Woman: ...I think I was...
B：Avenger: Hmmph. A woman whose name and memories were stolen? Interesting. Call yourself Mercédès, then.
B：Avenger: It was the name of a woman dear to a man who was robbed of his name, and everything he had, at the Château d'If.
Fujimaru 1: It's a good name.
Fujimaru 2: A man who was robbed of everything?
B：Avenger: Hmmph. You'll learn someday. That is, if you pass through all the Halls of Judgment.
B：Avenger: Now, Master. Fool, who would save this tainted world. What will you do with Mercédès?
B：Avenger: I will leave it to your judgment. Leave her here, or put her in a cell.
C：Mercédès: I-I don't want to be alone... It feels like something bad is staring at me...
B：Avenger: Shut up. The choice isn't yours to make.
Fujimaru 1: I'd feel bad leaving her here.
Fujimaru 2: ...I'll take her with me.
B：Avenger: No matter who this woman is, it doesn't change what you must do.
C：Mercédès: You... You would save me, even though you don't know who I am?
Fujimaru 1: Of course.
C：Mercédès: ...Thank you. May the blessings of God be upon you.
Fujimaru 2: Wait, and hope.
B：Avenger: Heh. Indeed. Indeed! No matter what happens, that is the only thing allowed by you humans!
B：Avenger: —Have you ever felt lust?
B：Avenger: That is my question for you in the second Hall of Judgment, Master.
B：Avenger: Have you ever longed to touch the body of another human being, with a properly developed personality?
B：Avenger: Have you ever driven reason and wisdom from your mind and given in to mad, bestial urges?
Fergus: Of course I have!
Fergus: Great Spin of Heaven and Earth! That's the way of the world! Of course, I do it all the time!
Fergus: How can you be a warrior or a hero without bestial lust? If you say what I do is a sin, very well! Hahaha!
Fergus: Then I stand here as the greatest of sinners! I am the leader of the Red Branch Knights, and former King of Ulster!
Fergus: AND I MOSTLY LOVE WOMEN!
Fujimaru 1: He's spun so much he doesn't care anymore!
Fujimaru 2: Mostly?
B：Avenger: Look into his heart. Do not avert your eyes. It is something all humans have, and none can escape it.
B：Avenger: That which seeks others, which shakes, which leads to sordid tears.
B：Avenger: The sin of lust—
Fergus: Who are you calling sordid!? I eat when I want to eat, and bed someone when I want to bed them!
Fergus: That is the true way of mankind! That is the greatest pleasure in life!
Fergus: Hahahaha! And of course, now is one of those times!
Fergus: You there, woman! I can tell! You're one who's worthy of respect, and difficult to bed!
Fergus: I find you quite attractive! Especially those protruding breasts!
Fergus: I was scared I'd have to drink and sleep alone here in this moldy prison, but my night's looking up already!
Fergus: YOU WILL BE MINE!
Fergus: And you, Fujimaru, and the new Servant!
You're, you know. Whatever. I don't need you.
Fergus: You're in the way. I'll kill you.
Fujimaru 1: ...Huh?
Fergus: I said I'll kill you.
Fujimaru 2: You're kidding, right Fergus?
Fergus: No, I'm not. I'm a Celt. I've decided I'm going to kill you for real.
Fergus: This is a self-evident principle. The law of survival.
Fergus: You're trying to kidnap my woman, aren't you? I can tell. Yes, I can tell. You're trying...
Fergus: ...TO STEAL MY WOMAN! AND! IT! AIN'T! HAPPENING!
Fergus: My sword lies in both heaven and earth, and my power spins in the heavens! Great Spin of Heaven and Earth!
Fujimaru 1: He's gone crazy!
Fujimaru 2: ...Mutation!
B：Avenger: Oh, I see. You're unaware of the Vision of Tnugdalus.
B：Avenger: What did you think that was? It's not Fergus, warrior of the Ulsters.
B：Avenger: It was what was seen by the medieval knight Tnugdalus, who fell into another world and came to know fear.
B：Avenger: In the fourth torture chamber of purgatory, created by the glory of the Almighty, lies a guard lifting up the jaw of a beast like a burning hill—
B：Avenger: It is the Devil of Purgatory!
C：Mercédès: The legend of Purgatory from medieval Europe, and the suffering of the soul... For some reason, I know them...
C：Mercédès: Once the Almighty captured those pious heroes who offered their worship to a foreign god!
B：Avenger: Of course, that's likely an interpretation brought by the passage of time, but this is the Château d'If! The prison of despair!
B：Avenger: If it's a place that has once proven that God shall not save everyone...
B：Avenger: ...Then it's only natural the unworthy would gather here!
Fergus: GIVE ME THAT WOMAN!
B：Avenger: Now what will you do, Master? Give this woman you don't know to the lusty hero?
B：Avenger: Or, despite not even knowing her name—
Fujimaru 1: Avenger! Lend me your strength!
B：Avenger: Very well! Let us see if the vengeful tiger's fangs can defeat the bestial demon of Purgatory!
Mash: —Senpai? Senpai?
Mash: ...Um, are you sure you're not sick? You don't look good.
Mash: Um, do you understand me? Do you remember what we were talking about?
Fujimaru 1: The Château d'If.
Mash: I'm glad. Your consciousness is intact.
Fujimaru 2: What was it again?
Mash: I knew it. Your mind isn't fully here.
Mash: Your eyes go out of focus as we talk and you keep mumbling—
Mash: I'll call the Doctor. He didn't see anything in that brief physical yesterday...
Mash: ...but I think you need a full medical checkup. It must be all those Rayshifts...
Fergus: Hey, excuse me, Master. Oh, you're here too, Miss Mash—Wait, what's going on here?
Fergus: You don't look good. You're pale. Actually, you're as white as a ghost!
Mash: Fergus, good timing! Can you help me with Senpai?
Mash: It's probably better to take Senpai directly to the medical room than wait for the Doctor...
Fergus: Of course. I had a feeling something might be bad. Looks like I was right.
Fergus: But I don't think that medical-whatsits are gonna help much. No point in worrying about it.
Mash: No point?
B：Avenger: —Well done. You have cleared the second Hall of Judgment.
B：Avenger: The Devil of Purgatory was defeated, and met his end. Now we proceed to the third hall.
C：Mercédès: U-Um... What am I supposed to do now?
Fujimaru 1: Let's go together.
Fujimaru 2: I won't leave you here.
C：Mercédès: Thank you... I don't even remember my name, but I'll do my best to be helpful.
B：Avenger: Do you have the strength to spare for a woman like this?
Haha. I'll admit that you have a generous spirit.
B：Avenger: That's right. It's too early for despair. You should just keep walking forward.
B：Avenger: If you despair and think you cannot fight anymore, tell me. I'll kill you, without waiting for the seven days to pass.
B：Avenger: But if you wish to continue—
Fujimaru 1: “Wait, and hope,” right?
B：Avenger: —Hahaha! That's right, my temporary Master!
3rd Door: Monster of R'lyeh
Dr. Roman: All vitals look fine. I'm not seeing any issues with the magical circuit either.
Dr. Roman: But this certainly isn't normal. Fujimaru, can you hear me?
Dr. Roman: ...No response. The eyes seem to be looking at us...
Dr. Roman: ...but the mind isn't here, and we're not getting any response from our answers. Even if the eyes are open, that's all that is.
Mash: I've been with you all the time these past three days... I should've realized something was wrong from the start.
Dr. Roman: I do see occasional magical circuit activity. That might be our hint.
Dr. Roman: Da Vinci and I will keep doing a detailed diagnosis and analysis.
Dr. Roman: Fergus seemed to know something, right?
But he wouldn't answer my questions.
Mash: Me neither. He said there was nothing we could do from here...
Mash: Senpai— Wake up, Senpai!
C：Mercédès: How are you feeling?
C：Mercédès: Oh, please keep lying down. There's no need to force yourself out of bed.
C：Mercédès: You seemed to be having a bad dream so I spoke to you. I apologize for scaring you.
Fujimaru 1: I was dreaming.
C：Mercédès: About your memories? You haven't lost yours like I lost mine.
C：Mercédès: The reason you can be so courageous... Is probably because of your memories.
C：Mercédès: I... I could never be like you.
Fujimaru 2: I think I saw Chaldea...
C：Mercédès: That's where you belong, isn't it? Chaldea...
C：Mercédès: I've never heard that name. But it's important to you, isn't it?
C：Mercédès: When you say the name, I can see the nobility in your eyes.
C：Mercédès: I'm so...jealous. I'm sure you know what you must do in life.
C：Mercédès: But I... I don't even know who I am.
B：Avenger: How does it feel to have a woman care for you? It's not a bad thing, is it?
B：Avenger: You're probably the first to turn a woman into a maid at the Château d'If, Master.
B：Avenger: You do like to sleep, though. You were out for an entire day.
Fujimaru 1: Good morning.
B：Avenger: There is no morning or night here. It is completely isolated from the outside world, so it's meaningless.
B：Avenger: Hello, my temporary Master. I have a question for your addled head.
Fujimaru 2: Wait. Was I out that long?
B：Avenger: The soul seeks rest of its own volition. You may not always be this way, but today you are.
B：Avenger: How does it feel to wake up, my temporary Master? I have a question for your addled head.
B：Avenger: —Have you ever been slothful?
B：Avenger: Have you ever known what you must do, but instead of exerting effort, given in to the temptation of rest?
B：Avenger: Have you ever acted, not as a gear in the machine of society, but as one who seeks only their own pleasure?
B：Avenger: Oh, there is no need to answer. That's what you're doing right now.
C：Mercédès: ...That's going too far, Avenger. Fujimaru is too exhausted to get up...
B：Avenger: Oh I'm sure. The connection between soul and body is becoming unstable.
B：Avenger: You're spending less and less time with your mind in Chaldea, correct?
B：Avenger: Do as you please. You can sleep here, or you can stand and face the third judgment.
B：Avenger: Whatever it is, you must choose.
Fujimaru 1: ...I'll get up.
B：Avenger: Haha, yes. That's perfect! As long as your soul continues, I shall witness its end!
B：Avenger: I am not going to slow my pace down. If you don't wish to be left behind, try your best to keep up.
B：Avenger: Focus on the existence of your magic circuits. You are human. You can only gain power through reason.
B：Avenger: Weave the magical energy from your body at Chaldea like you've done so far, to fuel your spells.
B：Avenger: Fight. Kill. Just as you've done on your way here.
Fujimaru 1: (Silence.)
B：Avenger: ...Haha. Did that anger you? Forgive me. These words and actions are the way of an Avenger!
B：Avenger: We gather malicious intent just by existing. You cannot escape hating us.
B：Avenger: You hate. Kill. Grind down. And then forget. Even though it is precisely that infinite cruelty which creates avengers of darkness.
Fujimaru 2: Was it okay to leave Mercédès?
B：Avenger: Let her wait in the cell. The Hall of Judgment that awaits is yours alone.
B：Avenger: To be precise, yes, this is your Château d'If.
B：Avenger: Your trapped soul forces fragments of the souls you've formed relationships with to come here, across time and space.
B：Avenger: Yes. You've forged a relationship with that woman. Or perhaps you will in the future.
B：Avenger: Don't think too much about it. Just keep killing the enemies you see.
B：Avenger: ...I would hope you'd understand by now...
B：Avenger: ...but the third judgment will pit you against the avatar of Sloth.
Gilles de Rais: —Oh Lord!
Gilles de Rais: Was it you who has brought me to this stage? Very well then! I shall perform, be it tragedy or comedy!
Gilles de Rais: But be warned. All of my performances shall be blasphemous!
Gilles de Rais: Shining one, tremble before my blasphemy! Holy one, let my mockery bring you to down to earth!
Gilles de Rais: Oh! Ooh! Blessings be upon this place! My heart is pounding like never before!
Gilles de Rais: I shall offer up to God the ultimate COOL! Yes, perhaps the soul of a hope-filled hero!
Fujimaru 1: How is that sloth?
Fujimaru 2: He looks ready to go to me!
B：Avenger: Hahahaha! What? That is the greatest sloth imaginable!
B：Avenger: He has forgotten his purity as a knight, and even what it was his Saint stood for!
B：Avenger: He let his soul rot, and fall! His is the lowest state of humanity!
B：Avenger: He is a manifestation of the worst that humanity can become!
Gilles de Rais: Your words honor me!
Gilles de Rais: Yes! Yes! And so my comedy shall make a mockery of the Lord!
Gilles de Rais: You, dark laughing man who doubts in the Lord, to hell you shall go! Along with that holy light!
Gilles de Rais: A soul filled with hope, refusing to give up hope that they will someday return, even in an eternal prison! How wonderful!
Gilles de Rais: No, no. It's never going to happen. No matter how much hope you have, you will end here.
Gilles de Rais: Did you know? The soul can feel pain.
Gilles de Rais: If I break the fingers of your soul, sever its limbs, slice open its belly, stir its intestines and rip out its eyes—
Gilles de Rais: You will fall into despair immediately! Faster than a shooting star in the night sky!
Fujimaru 1: I'll pass.
Fujimaru 2: He's crazy!
Gilles de Rais: Noble soul who would save the world! I shall send you to the pits of hell!
B：Avenger: Kill! Kill! Kill! He knows how to devour your soul!
Gilles de Rais: ...Hmm. That's not good, Fujimaru.
Gilles de Rais: You're not responding to even Lady Mash or the Doctor's calls? Your soul must have wondered off to some abyss indeed.
Gilles de Rais: I'm sorry. It seems a fragment of me has caused you problems...
Gilles de Rais: What a strange state you are in. I cannot save you.
Gilles de Rais: But don't worry. As far as I know, the light of your soul is without peer.
Gilles de Rais: You will someday return here, as long as that light does not go out.
Gilles de Rais: ...Of course, at my level, I have no way of knowing everything on your mind.
Gilles de Rais: But even so...
Gilles de Rais: May the blessing of my Holy Maiden be with you.
4th Door: God Doesn't Speak
Jeanne d'Arc: —Oh, good. You're awake.
Jeanne d'Arc: You can hear me, right Fujimaru? I can tell.
Jeanne d'Arc: There's something I want to tell you. It's a record from a long time ago, a tale of vengeance...
Jeanne d'Arc: A story of emotions that never faded, even if everyone forgot about them.
Jeanne d'Arc: It is the story of a man.
C：Mercédès: ...Good morning, Fujimaru.
C：Mercédès: I'm sorry I'm whispering.
You see, this morning... I'm not sure if it's morning, though...
C：Mercédès: Avenger seems rather angry about something.
C：Mercédès: So... You should probably try to not aggravate him.
Fujimaru 1: He's always angry.
C：Mercédès: Is he? He doesn't seem that way to me.
C：Mercédès: Usually he looks like he's having fun. But today...
Fujimaru 2: Is he that mad?
C：Mercédès: He usually seems to be having fun.
...Huh? Is that wrong?
C：Mercédès: It's not obvious, but he does seem to be enjoying himself...
C：Mercédès: But things are different today. He seems very upset...
B：Avenger: ...You're awake.
B：Avenger: We're going to the fourth Judgment. Don't fall behind.
Fujimaru 1: ...You're right.
Fujimaru 2: He's gloomier than usual?
C：Mercédès: Yes, that's right. Oh, and please take care today.
C：Mercédès: I'll be praying that you come back safe, and don't get hurt.
B：Avenger: ...I'll say this before we start.
B：Avenger: What you will kill this time, in the fourth Hall of Judgment, is the avatar of Wrath.
B：Avenger: Wrath. Anger. Fury. I define these as the strongest feelings.
B：Avenger: It can be a private rage that exists only within oneself, or an open rage against the entire world.
B：Avenger: Righteous rage draws people more than anything. Sometimes they even praise the tragedies it brings.
B：Avenger: A splendid vengeance, they call it.
B：Avenger: It doesn't matter who you are, or where you are. All humans love stories of revenge.
B：Avenger: That bastard refuses to admit this! She denies anger, the most pure emotion!
B：Avenger: Even placed in the role of the fourth lord, she still speaks of salvation and forgiveness!
B：Avenger: Unforgivable. Unforgivable! False salvation makes me want to vomit.
Fujimaru 1: Do you like wrath that much?
B：Avenger: Don't ask something so stupid. Let's go.
Fujimaru 2: “That bastard”?
B：Avenger: Indeed! That bastard! People may forgive, and God may forgive, but I will not!
B：Avenger: You! You will fight her in the next Hall of Judgment! You can use me in the next battle all you want.
B：Avenger: I shall gladly aide you! It will be an honor to rip her apart!
Gilles de Rais: ...You're here, then. Enemy of the righteous, who would lead the lost soul to further abyss.
Gilles de Rais: The other me was inflicted with madness, but I am Gilles de Rais, the knight who stands with the holy banner!
Gilles de Rais: My blade of righteousness shall condemn you!
Fujimaru 1: Saber Gilles de Rais!?
B：Avenger: He's slightly different than the last one. That bastard must have dragged him here.
B：Avenger: Right behind that knight. Behold.
Fujimaru 2: The fourth Lord...
B：Avenger: No. The fourth Lord is standing behind him. Look.
B：Avenger: Look! There she is! Bearer of the holy banner! She who foolishly calls herself a mediator, who speaks of God's blessing!
B：Avenger: Servant Ruler! I know your true name—
B：Avenger: Cursed Jeanne d'Arc! The woman who willingly came to the prison tower to stand in my way!
Jeanne d'Arc: ...Avenger. Yes, your words are true.
Jeanne d'Arc: I have come here to stop you. As one who was once a leader, I stand in your way.
Fujimaru 1: Holy Maiden Jeanne!
Fujimaru 2: She's the avatar of Wrath?
B：Avenger: That's right! Jeanne d'Arc is the avatar of Wrath! You should know this by now!
B：Avenger: She believed in humanity, believed in God, and was betrayed and burned at the stake!
B：Avenger: An eternal flame must burn within her heart. No, that flame should be her core!
B：Avenger: You should know sadness! You should be black flames of anger, hatred, and rage!
B：Avenger: You! You are the one most worthy of the fourth judgment!
Jeanne d'Arc: No, Avenger. I never felt wrath.
Jeanne d'Arc: I will not judge Fujimaru. I lack the right, and the will.
Jeanne d'Arc: Even if I did not manifest here properly... it matters not.
Jeanne d'Arc: It is you, Avenger.
Jeanne d'Arc: Poor, raging soul who is destined to hate the world and humanity forever.
Jeanne d'Arc: I will save you. Just as the holy banner still shines within the Château d'If.
B：Avenger: Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!
B：Avenger: SHUT UP!
Gilles de Rais: Jeanne, please stand back! My blade belongs to you and God, and now is the time to wield it!
Jeanne d'Arc: Gilles! No, he needs my—
Gilles de Rais: That dark presence! That black hatred! In this prison tower, even the salvation of the Lord cannot reach his soul!
Gilles de Rais: Oh Holy Maiden, that is not the soul you think it is! A soul gone mad must be judged by the blade!
B：Avenger: Hahahahaha! That's right! I am an Avenger, from beyond the horizon of love and hatred!
B：Avenger: Everyone says that is what I must be. They tell me to hate, to kill, to bury all my foes!
B：Avenger: And so that is what I shall be! I shall exact my vengeance on the world, as you wish me to!
B：Avenger: My beloved Haydée isn't here, nor is the noble Abbé Faria. So even God cannot save my soul!
Fujimaru 1: Haydée? Abbé Faria?
B：Avenger: You too! My temporary Master, you won't save me either!
B：Avenger: You cannot! These black flames shall never disappear!
B：Avenger: Haha! Hahahaha! Hahahahahahaha!
Fujimaru 2: Say it in a way I can understand!
B：Avenger: Yes, you're right! I'm saying I'll kill the fourth lord for you!
B：Avenger: I shall tear her banner of hope in two! Her light, her holiness, they mean nothing to me!
B：Avenger: That which is noble! That which is holy! It's all equally worthless!
Jeanne d'Arc: ...I have no choice. I cannot stop you with words.
Jeanne d'Arc: I will fight. Gilles, lend me your power!
Gilles de Rais: As you wish! Oh Holy Maiden, may victory go with you and the banner of the Lord's light!
B：Avenger: Hahahaha! Come! Come! I always wondered what God thought of me!
B：Avenger: Listen, Master! No matter what she says, she is a lord of the Hall of Judgment!
B：Avenger: Thus, you must fight, and win! If you want to survive—
B：Avenger: —Kill that Holy Maiden!
Jeanne d'Arc: ...It's the story of a man.
Jeanne d'Arc: The man was a sailor in Marseille. A happy man betrothed to a beautiful woman.
Jeanne d'Arc: But the man fell victim to a cruel trap.
Jeanne d'Arc: He was falsely convicted... And sentenced for the crime of treason.
Jeanne d'Arc: No one came to his aid.
Jeanne d'Arc: He was denounced in secret, betrayed by an old friend.
Jeanne d'Arc: Even the judge became his enemy out of greed.
Jeanne d'Arc: And the man...was sent to a prison tower in the bay of Marseille.
Jeanne d'Arc: Yes. The prison tower. The island of despair. The Château d'If, from which no one returns alive.
Jeanne d'Arc: He was trapped inside a living hell, his days and years stolen from him.
Jeanne d'Arc: Sometimes the man wished that he might starve to death, so great was his despair.
Jeanne d'Arc: And then...
Jeanne d'Arc: There was someone to give him a bit of guidance. An ancient wise man imprisoned there, Abbé Faria.
Jeanne d'Arc: The Abbé brought him hope. He was a tiny light shining at the bottom of the darkness.
Jeanne d'Arc: The man learned much from the Abbé, and when the priest died he escaped.
Jeanne d'Arc: He took the place of the Abbé's corpse in its bag, and escaped from the prison.
Jeanne d'Arc: By the time he made it out... fourteen years had passed.
Jeanne d'Arc: With the treasure of Monte Cristo, he began his revenge.
Jeanne d'Arc: He enacted revenge upon those who had forgotten him for fourteen years. On the cruel world which had allowed his betrayal.
Jeanne d'Arc: The man took the life of those who had sent him to that hell one by one...
Jeanne d'Arc: ...Yes, it is a very cruel, brutal story.
Jeanne d'Arc: But the people loved it. They applauded him for bringing righteous wrath against evil.
Jeanne d'Arc: He called himself the Count of Monte Cristo.
Jeanne d'Arc: The one man to return alive from the living hell made by man and society.
Jeanne d'Arc: The man who abandoned pity, ethics, and everything good in the human heart, and chose revenge.
Jeanne d'Arc: He... He is the world's most well-known seeker of vengeance.
Jeanne d'Arc: His name is—
B：Avenger: Haha! Hahahahahahaha! A mere fragment of a soul!
B：Avenger: ...You cannot extinguish the flames of my vengeance! Behold! Your knight has fallen in battle!
B：Avenger: And now it's your turn! Jeanne, you false saint!
Jeanne d'Arc: ...I admit it. This battle is yours.
Jeanne d'Arc: But I won't give up. I will stop you. All of your plans—
B：Avenger: She's gone! Haha! There's nowhere to run! Someday I will kill you!
B：Avenger: This is the Château d'If! None can ever return alive!
B：Avenger: Haha! Hahaha! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Fujimaru 1: Who are you, Avenger?
B：Avenger: ...Why are you asking this now?
B：Avenger: I am the one who guides your soul.
B：Avenger: I didn't tell you where we're going, did I? Oh, it's not to the Lord whom that Saint and her knight worship.
B：Avenger: I will only take you to one place... A place beyond the horizon of love and hatred.
B：Avenger: Whether you give up or not, your soul is going there.
B：Avenger: When that happens, will you return alive? Or...
B：Avenger: Will you be trapped forever, despair, go mad, and die?
B：Avenger: Look forward to it. I know. That is what I should have said.
B：Avenger: —Wait. And hope.
5th Door: Heartless Moonlight
C：Mercédès: ...I'm sorry? You asked where Avenger went?
C：Mercédès: Um, he just left. He said something about scouting outside.
C：Mercédès: He should be back soon. He said there's no need to follow him.
Fujimaru 1: Outside always seems the same.
C：Mercédès: Does it?
C：Mercédès: No, I never leave this cell... But it's strange.
C：Mercédès: The hallway beyond these bars never changes. It always just goes one way.
C：Mercédès: But at the end of it, there's always a different Lord in the Hall of Judgment, they say.
C：Mercédès: ...Avenger says that the hallway, and the Hall of Judgment, change each day.
C：Mercédès: You're getting further each day. Deeper and deeper in.
C：Mercédès: This cell moves deeper, along with you.
C：Mercédès: That's what Avenger said.
Fujimaru 2: ...Avenger's actually a nice guy.
C：Mercédès: ...You're right.
C：Mercédès: He may be rough with his words, but he doesn't seem to dislike you.
C：Mercédès: In fact...
C：Mercédès: No, never mind. Perhaps I'm imagining it.
C：Mercédès: ...You're fighting every day, aren't you? With the Lords in the Hall of Judgment.
C：Mercédès: The day you saved me, it was like something out of a myth.
C：Mercédès: The way you fought that monster who called itself Fergus...
C：Mercédès: It was like an ancient hero. It didn't seem real.
C：Mercédès: Avenger said that the souls gathered here were trapped by something.
C：Mercédès: Even Heroic Spirits... Powerful souls greater than humans...
C：Mercédès: I'm nothing like that. I couldn't be a Heroic Spirit.
C：Mercédès: But I... I'm here in Château d'If as well...
C：Mercédès: I am a trapped soul. Perhaps I was chosen as the avatar of some sin, too.
Fujimaru 1: It's probably the work of the King of Mages.
Fujimaru 2: It might just be bad luck.
C：Mercédès: Thank you, Fujimaru.
C：Mercédès: I wonder if anyone can truly exist without sin.
C：Mercédès: Anger, envy... The degrees may vary, but they're both the workings of a functional mind.
C：Mercédès: If they are sins, who but God could judge them?
B：Avenger: Have you awakened, my temporary Master? Then stand.
B：Avenger: Let us go. The fifth Lord awaits you.
Caligula: ...Lost one.
Caligula: To be lost and uncertain is man's destiny.
Caligula: But perhaps it's not quite right for me to speak of what life should be.
Caligula: Hmmph. I see surprise in your eyes. My madness is a gift of the lunar goddess, and sometimes it is lost.
Caligula: It doesn't happen normally, but this is the pit of hell. Even the goddess' eyes cannot see you here.
Caligula: ...But without madness, I cannot touch my beloved child. It is upsetting.
Caligula: I manifest as a Berserker class. I am not allowed to speak without madness.
Caligula: Only here, as your body and soul separate ever further, can I speak to you.
Caligula: Oh, Nero— Beloved child, the living image of my sister Agrippina.
Caligula: Please, please... Enjoy some happiness, no matter how small.
Caligula: I shall take with me madness and rage. May the path you tread be filled with roses of blessing.
Caligula: ...I'm sorry. I should be speaking to you, but instead my lips speak of my beloved niece.
Fujimaru 1: (Nero's great, huh?)
Caligula: ...I can see your thoughts in your eyes. Yes. Yes, you're very right.
Fujimaru 2: (I understand.)
Caligula: Yes. ...Yes.
Fou: Fou, kyau, kyaaau!
Caligula: Oh, beautiful beast! Will you guide me?
Fou: Fou, fou.
Caligula: Yes, there is little time. I must speak to you, Fujimaru.
Caligula: —Have you ever tried to devour everything?
Caligula: Have you ever eaten and eaten and been unfulfilled, as if you were a starving man?
Caligula: Have you consumed and consumed, making yourself a slave to the hunger of the soul?
Caligula: I have.
Or was that all I was?
Caligula: I ate. I consumed. I filled my unloved body with my desires.
Caligula: The sin of Gluttony. The malignant tumor of Rome.
Caligula: ...My life may have been evil. Indeed, I'm sure that's what later generations said.
Caligula: The moon goddess may have toyed with me, or perhaps I was born evil.
Caligula: But my soul was carved into history as a Heroic Spirit, not an Anti-Hero. And that...
Caligula: I must believe that somewhere in my heart, some tiny bit of love was left.
Caligula: And thus—
B：Avenger: I'll tell you who this Lord really is... He is the avatar of Gluttony.
B：Avenger: An avatar of evil, who devours all the pleasures of the world and still seeks more.
B：Avenger: Thus, he should be a very simple opponent. No need for complexities like last time.
B：Avenger: There's no need to think at all. You will win, if you stay true to yourself.
B：Avenger: ...Kill. All you have to do is kill.
D：???: Wooaaahh... Ooooh...
Caligula: I will... kill... kill! Oh... Oh goddess... Forgive my deeds!
Caligula: My deeds are... fate! I will...
Caligula: DEVOUR EVERYTHING!
Fujimaru 1: Caligula!
Caligula: Where is Nero... Oh, please... Please, just let her...
Fujimaru 2: I just met you...
Caligula: What are you? Would you stop me? I am... Emperor...
Caligula: I will eat! I can't even taste it anymore! But I will eat! I don't even know why anymore, but...
Caligula: The goddess Diana has allowed it all!
Caligula: ...I will simply...obey... fate!
B：Avenger: Hahaha! It seems he has failed to calm himself! He will not stop until he devours your soul!
B：Avenger: Feel free to keep talking to him. If you want to die here, go right ahead.
B：Avenger: You can stop going forward whenever you like. You can always give up.
B：Avenger: But your soul...doesn't seem to want to give up!
B：Avenger: Look, here he comes! If you don't want to die, then move!
B：Avenger: If you want to survive... Kill! All that stands in your way is your enemy!
Caligula: —And thus...
Caligula: Because I believe in that tiny remnant of love. Because I should be an Anti-Hero, but am a Heroic Spirit...
Caligula: I put some tiny bit of feeling into my mad screams.
Caligula: It's so small... But this is how I resist my cursed fate.
Caligula: ...Fujimaru. Even I can do this.
Caligula: So one who knows love cannot fall.
Caligula: I believe in you, child who keeps going forward.
6th Door: Vengeance is Mine...
B：Avenger: The sixth judgment. The sixth Lord—
B：Avenger: You will see for yourself that human desire has no limits.
B：Avenger: I've never seen a man more greedy than he. It is astonishing.
B：Avenger: Even the man who tried to offer his own daughter for wealth, money, and riches comes nowhere near him.
B：Avenger: His greed is for the world itself.
Fujimaru 1: You sound like you're having fun.
B：Avenger: ...Fun, you say?
B：Avenger: Hmmph. That's how I look to you? Then I must have very wicked tastes.
B：Avenger: First there was sorrow and tears. Then pain and suffering. Then he arrived to a great wish that could be called greed.
B：Avenger: It was never achieved, but his vengeance was the purest and noblest in the world.
B：Avenger: You would say I find that—fun.
But I do not deny it. I have given up all that is good in me.
B：Avenger: What is left must be like a demon. One who mocks the noble wishes of man.
B：Avenger: Haha. Hahaha. Fascinating! Indeed, you may be right.
Fujimaru 2: Do you like him(?)?
B：Avenger: Hmmph. Yes. I've never thought about it, but perhaps I do.
B：Avenger: He sought an answer. If there was no true righteous man in the world, he said...
B：Avenger: Or perhaps you could say he believed in nobility, and in human good, and thus denied a world where evil reigned?
B：Avenger: We will never know. Though, perhaps someone like you could understand him.
B：Avenger: Yes, he is the man who tried to do good for the entire world.
B：Avenger: He's very like you. He tried to save the world.
B：Avenger: Either way— I have a certain respect for him.
B：Avenger: His boldness. His nobility. His greed! They are worthy of acclaim!
B：Avenger: And thus...and thus... With the greatest respect...
B：Avenger: My black flames shall destroy them all. My flames burn brightest against righteousness and noble wishes.
B：Avenger: Be prepared, Master. You...
B：Avenger: You must crush this Greed that would devour the world. Kill, or be killed.
B：Avenger: To put it simply, yes—
B：Avenger: He is a tough foe. Let your guard down, and you will die.
Jeanne d'Arc: ...You're here then, Avenger.
Jeanne d'Arc: Last time I was defeated, but this time I've made my decision. I will defeat you, and stop you.
Jeanne d'Arc: I believe now that this is the way to guide you.
B：Avenger: No, no, no!
B：Avenger: Yes, I won't let you escape. I'll kill you someday. But not now! You're interrupting me, Holy Maiden!
B：Avenger: Your timing is almost as bad as Caderousse!
Fujimaru 1: Why are you so mad at her?
Fujimaru 2: ...You don't like Jeanne?
B：Avenger: It's because of who I am!
B：Avenger: If she refuses to admit the existence of wrath, it's the same as denying my existence!
Jeanne d'Arc: Keep raging, Avenger. Rage is, as you say—
Jeanne d'Arc: Not easily dispersed. I can understand that. I've seen it many times.
Jeanne d'Arc: Your anger will burn brightly, like straw set to flame.
Jeanne d'Arc: Until it burns the one who rages, and much of what surrounds him, to cinders.
Jeanne d'Arc: But...even if there is rage in your heart... You can still wish for forgiveness and salvation.
B：Avenger: Shut up! You would speak to me of forgiveness and salvation?
Jeanne d'Arc: Yes, because— You have experienced it once for yourself, right?
B：Avenger: Haha...hah...! Hahahahahaha! BWAHAHAHAHA!
B：Avenger: “That” is not me!
B：Avenger: Do not speak of my vengeance, woman!
B：Avenger: My black flames seek not salvation! My rage brings no forgiveness!
B：Avenger: “Tyger, tyger, burning bright. For if you travel to the horizon beyond love and hatred.”
B：Avenger: I am the Count of Monte Cristo! An eternal avenger! A wicked shadow carved into mankind's history!
Jeanne d'Arc: He truly is the Avenger of Château d'If. The man who returned to Paris and had his revenge...
Jeanne d'Arc: His true name is Edmond Dantès.
Jeanne d'Arc: In his bloody revenge, he also called himself... The Count of Monte Cristo—
Jeanne d'Arc: It must be the same name as the hope given to him by the Abbé, the treasure of Monte Cristo.
Jeanne d'Arc: But... His deeds brought only despair.
Jeanne d'Arc: Even beyond the horizon of love and hatred, his rage continued to burn bright.
Jeanne d'Arc: The Count of Monte Cristo. It is the name of a devil born only to seek revenge.
B：Avenger: I understand now, Holy Maiden. You and I can never get along!
B：Avenger: So I'll kill you here! I shall show you the true form of my resentment and grudge!
Jeanne d'Arc: !!!
D：???: Some feelings cannot be shared by mere words. Holy Maiden, you should know this well.
Jeanne d'Arc: ...I know. I know. But I just can't give up.
D：???: —And that is why God still loves you, I'm sure.
B：Avenger: —I've been waiting for you, other Ruler! Avatar of Greed!
B：Avenger: I see. What a wonderful idea! Meet an exception with an exception!
B：Avenger: One Avenger and two Rulers. Interesting. Truly interesting.
B：Avenger: Servant Ruler! Amakusa Shirou Tokisada!
Amakusa Shirou: —Hello, Avenger.
Amakusa Shirou: In a different place, we might have had a very different meeting.
Amakusa Shirou: You call yourself the Christ of Vengeance. Words and prayers will not reach you, I'm sure.
Amakusa Shirou: But I believe in you. More than you could know.
Amakusa Shirou: If you know what a living hell is, then you should know what is truly valuable.
Amakusa Shirou: You did not join in the King of Mages' plan. Therefore...
B：Avenger: —Shut up.
B：Avenger: He has no hatred in him. I've no interest in a being that exists outside of love and hatred.
B：Avenger: Don't get the wrong idea about me, Amakusa Shirou. I've never helped save the world.
Amakusa Shirou: ...That's true.
Amakusa Shirou: Oh well. I don't like fights, but I guess this is how I shall guide you.
Amakusa Shirou: Jeanne d'Arc. I'll ask for your help. As a fellow Ruler, not as one placed in the Château d'If.
Jeanne d'Arc: —Of course, Amakusa Shirou Tokisada.
Amakusa Shirou: Thank you.
...Do you feel a little conflicted about this?
Jeanne d'Arc: We can forget the past for now. I want to save him. As do you.
Jeanne d'Arc: So we must fight together, and there is no better ally I could ask for than you.
Fujimaru 1: We're fighting two Rulers?
B：Avenger: They have two, and we have one, huh? it does seem we're at a disadvantage, then.
B：Avenger: But that's wrong, Master! I have you, and your Servants!
B：Avenger: This is the Château d'If! God's light does not reach here, and he will not play favorites!
Fujimaru 2: ...It's like we're the bad guys!
B：Avenger: Hahahahahaha! That's a funny joke. Nothing could be more ironic, Master!
B：Avenger: I once learned that God does not save us! So now I will kill you, the avatars of His salvation!
Amakusa Shirou: I don't know about that—
B：Avenger: Let's go, Master. You and I are as one, now.
B：Avenger: Here in the Château d'If, where there is no salvation, if one continues to hope, and truly wants to go home...
B：Avenger: They must be guided!
B：Avenger: And I shall be the one to guide you!
Fujimaru 1: ...I'm going back to Chaldea!
Fujimaru 2: I know that already!
B：Avenger: Hahahahahaha! Yes! Yes! You roar like a tiger too!
B：Avenger: —Kill! Steal! Take back all that is yours!
Amakusa Shirou: ...Avenger. We wish to save you.
Amakusa Shirou: Both Jeanne d'Arc and I fought for the same reason. ...Am I right, Holy Maiden?
Jeanne d'Arc: Yes... But once again I wasn't strong enough—
Amakusa Shirou: Vengeance is not man's to perform. One does not need to refer to scripture to know this.
Amakusa Shirou: This is neither a prediction nor a prophecy, but a statement from me to you, Avenger.
Amakusa Shirou: Those black flames will someday destroy you as well.
B：Avenger: Are those your last words, Rulers?
B：Avenger: Even God himself cannot change my state as an eternal Avenger. Do you speak, knowing that?
Jeanne d'Arc: ...Nothing is eternal. Evil, in particular.
B：Avenger: Weak. Weak. What weakness! I cannot even bring myself to laugh!
B：Avenger: Know that weakness is what trapped you here as avatars of Wrath and Greed!
B：Avenger: If you had manifested in your true forms, you would not have been so easily...
Amakusa Shirou: —
B：Avenger: No, I won't say it. We'll meet again in another hell.
B：Avenger: You who do not lose your nobility, even here. I mock your God, but I do not mock you.
B：Avenger: You, Holy Maiden who forgives all without Wrath. And you, Saint of Greed, who stands against an evil world.
Jeanne d'Arc: ...I pray your soul...
Amakusa Shirou: ...finds rest, somewhere far from here.
B：Avenger: ...I've kept you waiting, my temporary Master.
B：Avenger: Only one Hall of Judgment remains. Perhaps you shall return alive after all.
B：Avenger: If you never give up, and you keep killing and pressing on, that is.
Fujimaru 1: Were we really supposed to defeat them?
B：Avenger: —Who can say?
B：Avenger: Their interest was in me. If they'd gotten what they wanted, what would've happened to you?
B：Avenger: Perhaps you would've been saved. Perhaps you would have been trapped here forever.
B：Avenger: There's no way to tell now, though! Whichever it was, you can do nothing but believe me!
Fujimaru 2: (Silence)
B：Avenger: ...Hmm. I like the look on your face.
B：Avenger: We're going back to your cell. This time, even I'm feeling tired—
7th Door: The Count of Monte Cristo
F：???: ...The man was saved, in the end.
F：???: When he finally achieved his bloody revenge, he abandoned all the evil he'd built up.
F：???: He regained once more the nobility he thought he'd lost.
F：???: His emotions. His love— His human goodness.
F：???: The man's name... His name, after he threw away the name of Count of Monte Cristo...
F：???: He became Edmond Dantès. The man who regained love, even after becoming a terrible avenger.
F：???: As he threw aside his revenge and set out on a journey, they say you could see a foreign princess at his side.
F：???: But... But now he is...
Fou: Kyuu, fou...
Mash: ...Yes, Fou. It's fine. I'm sure Senpai will wake up tomorrow.
Mash: We can't let ourselves get down. We must stay strong.
Mash: When Senpai wakes up, we can't be seen feeling sad.
Fou: Fou, kyuu! Fou!
Mash: Yes, I think so. We need to be ready for Senpai to come back at any time—
B：Avenger: ...Where is the woman?
B：Avenger: Hmmph. Don't look so confused. The woman. The one I called Mercédès.
B：Avenger: Where'd she go while I was gone? There's no place to go in the Château d'If.
Fujimaru 1: Huh? She disappeared...
B：Avenger: You've no idea then, I guess.
Fujimaru 2: The Hall of Judgment, maybe?
B：Avenger: Yes, that's the only part of this hell that you know.
B：Avenger: But the prison tower you've seen is only a small part of the whole that is the Château d'If.
B：Avenger: You have all you need, but there are many other wonderful rooms inside it.
B：Avenger: ...Well, it doesn't matter.
B：Avenger: Let's go. Get ready. The last Hall of Judgment has been prepared.
B：Avenger: Kill the seventh Lord. Do not hesitate. Do not be uncertain. There is only one path, anyways.
B：Avenger: You are very lucky.
B：Avenger: Not only that I'm personally at your side, but that you know naught of most of the hells within this place.
B：Avenger: Something must love you very much. A rain of tortures do not assault your senses.
B：Avenger: The screams of the imprisoned and dying do not assault your sense of hearing.
B：Avenger: The endless stench of death does not assault your sense of smell.
Fujimaru 1: That's a good thing.
B：Avenger: Hah! You're right about that! You're right about that indeed.
Fujimaru 2: How do you know so much about this place?
B：Avenger: Because of what I am. This is different in several ways from the real Château d'If...
B：Avenger: ...and in many ways its closer to what I am. Neverending grudge has altered its very essence.
B：Avenger: ...Well, whatever the reason...
B：Avenger: ...the only thing that assails you is the Halls of Judgment. Not that I envy you—
B：Avenger: But you walk a very different path than I do.
Fujimaru 1: No one's here?
Fujimaru 2: Didn't you say it was prepared?
B：Avenger: Let me tell you an old story. It'll help pass the time.
B：Avenger: ...I'd love a smoke, but I suppose I'll do without.
B：Avenger: It's a simple old story. But some say it's the greatest tale of revenge the world has ever known.
B：Avenger: There once was a fool who lived by the sea.
B：Avenger: He was an honest man. He didn't know that the world was full of evil.
B：Avenger: That was how the man fell into a trap. He was falsely convicted and sent to the Château d'If...
B：Avenger: He spent fourteen years in that hell, and when he escaped alive—he became an avenger.
B：Avenger: He threw aside all that was good in man, and attained the cunning and power of a devil.
B：Avenger: In his wrath, the man put all he had into his revenge.
B：Avenger: One by one he terrified and slew all those who had sent him to that hell.
B：Avenger: Heh... Oh, I can still remember their faces!
B：Avenger: The shock when I told them my name! The despair when the evil deeds they'd forgotten came back to haunt them!
B：Avenger: Haha—Hahahahahahaha! That was true vengeance! Righteous revenge!
Fujimaru 1: Is that...
Fujimaru 2: Was that man you, Avenger?
B：Avenger: Hmmph. Don't be in such a hurry. Let your elders finish their stories.
B：Avenger: But that's most of what I have to say. The man achieved his revenge, but let the last one go.
B：Avenger: ...Some say he abandoned his wickedness. They say at the very end, he regained his goodness.
B：Avenger: —That he gained love.
Fujimaru 1: ...Why are you so mad?
B：Avenger: ...The man did indeed stop seeking revenge. He probably did regain the love he lost.
B：Avenger: He disappeared, along with the captive princess who had loved him.
Fujimaru 1: A happy ending.
B：Avenger: Yes, it was.
Fujimaru 2: I've heard that story somewhere...
B：Avenger: ...I'm sure you have. A wicked author wrote it all down, and it became known throughout the world.
B：Avenger: The man's life became a story. Or perhaps the story was his life.
B：Avenger: Whichever way it was—
B：Avenger: The story received unparalleled acclaim, and countless emotions turned it into a myth of revenge.
B：Avenger: Once the man cried out for the god of vengeance, but sadly, in the end, became that god himself.
B：Avenger: The man's place was carved into history, in the vengeful form that existed in man's imagination.
B：Avenger: His soul became a Heroic Spirit, and when the King of Mages tried to incinerate time itself—
C：Mercédès: ...It became a very unique Servant. An Extra Class.
C：Mercédès: —And that's you, isn't it Avenger?
C：Mercédès: In the end, I... I never did remember who I was.
C：Mercédès: But I know you. I don't know why, but I know you.
Fujimaru 1: Mercédès?
Fujimaru 2: Are you the seventh
C：Mercédès: Hello, Fujimaru. No, not you. The one in black, I...
B：Avenger: Move! I prefer not to kill women.
Fujimaru 1: You're kidding me!
Fujimaru 2: You went all out with Jeanne.
B：Avenger: That was a Ruler. A human fortress. In body and soul, she's far too sturdy to be a woman.
C：Mercédès: This tower is a wicked thing, and so are you, Avenger.
C：Mercédès: You...cannot be allowed to exist in this world.
B：Avenger: —Oh, interesting. Another woman uttering those same words, eh?
B：Avenger: Mercédès. No, no, woman who has lost herself and wanders. Would you deny me? Here in the Château d'If?
B：Avenger: You are no weak woman. You are strong. Your strong soul rivals even that Holy Maiden.
B：Avenger: Show me what you really are! If I must not be allowed to exist...
B：Avenger: —Then reveal yourself! Use your full power to kill me!
C：Mercédès: I still don't know... Why, why am I here?
C：Mercédès: ...But there are those who will lend me strength.
Wraith: ...We will lend you strength...woman...
Wraith: ...We are wraiths who could not become Heroic Spirits...
Wraith: ...But we have never forgotten you for a moment...
B：Avenger: A convergence of the curses within the Château d'If? No. There's no hatred. No rage.
B：Avenger: Are those fragments of the souls that admire you? Hahaha! Splendid! Even the dead love you, woman!
B：Avenger: You must have walked quite the path in life. Perhaps you are a famous Heroic Spirit.
B：Avenger: —But a wraith without hatred is just a whisper on the wind.
Wraith: Moooaann! Avenger! Pitiful...me!
Wraith: This woman is our light, our one salvation. You must not reject—even her!
Wraith: No salvation... No salvation! At least, then, die! Like a moth burning at the flame!
C：Mercédès: ...Oh, don't force yourself to move.
C：Mercédès: Stay where you are. Though I doubt you could move at all.
C：Mercédès: Don't let it bother you. I've simply done what I felt I must.
C：Mercédès: Did the wraiths help me for the reason he said...
C：Mercédès: Because of who I was in life?
C：Mercédès: I am supposed to be the Lord of the seventh Hall of Judgment. One of the obstacles set to slay you.
C：Mercédès: For some reason I lost that role, as well as my memories.
C：Mercédès: I still can't remember. But...
C：Mercédès: I pray that the light shines down upon your path.
C：Mercédès: Much of what he says is lies, but one thing he said remains in my heart.
C：Mercédès: “Attendre et espérer.” Wait and hope.
C：Mercédès: ...What sad words, but what a strong wish that lives within them...
Avenger: Hahahaha! Die! Die! Leave nothing behind!
Avenger: Without hatred, you are weak! True, you had an advantage over me—
Avenger: But your blade could not touch me, woman. It was far too kind.
C：Mercédès: So it...seems...
C：Mercédès: I'm not the real Mercédès, but...
C：Mercédès: I pray that the light shines upon your path. Avenger... No...
C：Mercédès: —Edmond Dantès.
Fujimaru 1: She's gone...
Fujimaru 2: Was she a Heroic Spirit too?
Avenger: ...Who cares!?
Avenger: Haha. Hahahahaha! How hilarious! Those were her last words?
Avenger: Me, Edmond?
Avenger: No! No! First the Holy Maiden, then her! I am not him! I am not Edmond Dantès—
Avenger: That's the name of a miserable, innocent prisoner. The name of a man who was saved...
Avenger: ...by a miraculous love—
Avenger: That is not me. I am an Avenger! An eternal being of vengeance!
Avenger: The name of a human who lived and died as a man! How could it be worthy of me?
Fujimaru 1: Is that your True Name?
Avenger: ...We're done talking.
Avenger: The Château d'If's role will end soon. The seven judgments have been destroyed.
Avenger: All that's left is to go outside, into the sunlight. But...
Avenger: No human has escaped the Château d'If. With one exception.
Avenger: It is the same even now that a million hatreds have reformed this place. Only one may leave.
Fujimaru 1: But there are two people here.
Avenger: Yes. Yes, there are—
Fujimaru 2: I figured this was coming.
Avenger: Very perceptive. No, I suppose it's to be expected.
Avenger: The one who remains shall become the new Abbé Faria.
Avenger: They will end their life as one who shatters despair and guides towards hope. It's a meaningful way to end one's life.
Avenger: You, or me. One of us will survive and one of us will die.
Avenger: —Come, my temporary Master. Prepare yourself.
Avenger: Of course, I have no intention of dying. I was lucky enough to come back to this world.
Avenger: I will do as I please. I'll make you a second Abbé Faria, and live.
Avenger: Your story will end. It's that simple.
Avenger: Let us end this. In the last act of the play, your soul shall truly die.
Avenger: But if...
Avenger: If you say you will continue! If you have not yet lost hope!
Avenger: —Then slay me!
Avenger: To me belongeth Vengeance! I am the avatar of Pride, the Lord of the seventh Hall of Judgment!
Avenger: Fight me, and save the world— Hold nothing back!
B：Avenger: ...Heh, heh.
B：Avenger: Amazing. I see. You've learned how I fight... Your time as my temporary Master was well-spent.
B：Avenger: Hahaha! This feels good! Indeed! I wanted to taste this once!
B：Avenger: To be like the one person who gave me guidance... The noble Abbé Faria!
B：Avenger: I... I can be a tiny light of hope...
B：Avenger: To an innocent person— who fell into a terrible trap—
Fujimaru 1: Edmond Dantès...
B：Avenger: ...So you would call me that...too?
Fujimaru 2: Avenger!
B：Avenger: Haha! That's right! You understand me, Master!
B：Avenger: I shall admit it! You have done me a favor by killing me! You have guided me to victory—
B：Avenger: You don't understand? ...Yes, I'm sure.
B：Avenger: I knew naught of victory. Even as I found my place in history as an Avenger...
B：Avenger: Because Edmond was saved at the end...
B：Avenger: I, the one who failed to taste victory and achieve his revenge, continued to exist.
B：Avenger: But...you, Fujimaru. I guided you to victory, and you overcame the obstacles and escaped the prison tower.
B：Avenger: What an ending... ...filled with hope.
B：Avenger: I was without victory, and you allowed me to guide you, and earn that victory.
B：Avenger: You're so generous—Haha, Fujimaru!
B：Avenger: “We” have won! Not even the King of Mages is all-powerful!
Fujimaru 1: So this was Solomon's...
B：Avenger: Fool. You may speak of the King of Mages, but do not use his True Name carelessly.
B：Avenger: That name has become a curse. Just saying it aloud is enough to place that curse on you.
B：Avenger: That is how you came to be in this hell.
B：Avenger: You stared into his eyes in London, did you not? That was enough for him.
B：Avenger: It's called the Evil Eye. You were given a fatal poison then.
B：Avenger: He didn't let you go. He decided that you were already finished.
B：Avenger: But—Haha! Hahaha! This was the result! Too bad, King of Mages!
B：Avenger: Your single whim, your single cunning trap has met its end here!
B：Avenger: That's what you get for choosing me, you fool!
B：Avenger: Walk forth! Keep struggling! You have been released...from this prison of the soul!
B：Avenger: Someday you shall save the world!
Fujimaru 1: Will you disappear forever?
B：Avenger: ...You would wish to meet me, an Avenger, once more?
B：Avenger: Hahaha! HAHAHAHA! Then there is but one thing I can say!
B：Avenger: “Attendre et espérer.” Wait and hope!
Fou: Fou, fou, kyauu!
Mash: Senpai! It looks like Senpai's awake!
Mash: If I'm not dreaming, this means...
Dr. Roman: Yeah. Looks like a full recovery. Really, it's amazing...
Dr. Roman: Good morning, Fujimaru You were asleep a long time. Do you have a headache?
Fou: Fou, kyau! Kyuu!
Mash: Senpai. Good morning. ...I'm glad you're back.
Mash: I'm so glad—
Fujimaru 1: I'm home, Mash.
Mash: Yes— Welcome back, Senpai.