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Author: David Wald (dragonblade3325)
Email: illuminatingdarkness@hotmail.com
©2004 dragonblade3325
Version: .96



*** This is the complete game script for both modes of KH:CoM. Keep in mind
that of course, this document is full of spoilers. Note that I have created
this as if the reader is playing the game for the first time. A name covered by
question marks is for when that character's name has not yet been revealed in
the game, or when that character's silhouette and not image appears in the
game at that point.


==================================SORA'S STORY=================================

The game opens with an FMV of Sora seeing a strange hooded figure who says:
"Ahead lies something you hold dear — but to claim it, you must lose something
first," and him approaching Castle Oblivion.

Donald: Looks like nobody's home.

Goofy: You sure we should just barge in like this?

Donald: We have to if we're gonna find the king...

Goofy: The king?! King Mickey's here?

Donald: Maybe, maybe not. Something told me he'd be here, that's all.

Goofy: Really?! But...now that you mention it, I was thinkin' the same thing.

Sora: Are you serious? So was I! One look at this castle, and I just knew:
      They're here.

Goofy: Well, whaddaya know! Great minds think alike, I guess.

Jiminy: Guess again! This can't be mere coincidence.

Donald: Why, Jiminy? Don't tell me that—

Jiminy: I felt it, too!

Goofy: Gawrsh, maybe it's contagious.

Donald: Or maybe something funny's going on! I think we should check it out.

Sora: Okay.

Donald: Hey, where are you going?

Sora: To check it out! What's the matter, scared?

Donald: D-Don't be ridiculous! Come on, Goofy!

Goofy: Okay, but we should shut the door behind us. Sora!

The strange hooded figure that appeared in the opening FMV comes on-screen.

Sora: Who is THAT?!

Donald: It must be a Heartless! Let's see how it handles my magic! THUNDER!
        Huh? That's odd. THUNDER! THUNDER! Umm... FIRE! Blizzard? I don't get
        it. Why isn't my magic working?

Unknown: I should think it's obvious. The moment you set foot in this castle,
         you forgot every spell and ability you knew...though the forgetting
         does not end there. 
  
         In this place, to find is to lose and to lose is to find. That is the
         way of things in Castle Oblivion.

Sora: Castle Oblivion?

Unknown: Yes...Here you will meet people you know. People you miss.

Sora: Look, there's no one — Riku! You mean Riku! He IS here!

Unknown: Do you want to find him? If you do...

The Unknown travels through Sora in a phantom-like manner.

Sora: What did you do?

Unknown: I sampled your memories. And from them, I made this. This is the key
         to reuniting with those you hold dear.

The Unknown throws a card to Sora.

Sora: What is this, a card?

Unknown: A promise. Use that card and press on. You will find your friend.

The World Menu opens w/ Traverse Town on screen.

Unknown: Hold the card before you. The door will open, and beyond it a new
         world.

You select to enter Traverse Town.

Sora: Like this?

Unknown: Yes. Go, Sora. To lose and claim anew, or to claim anew only to
         lose...

The Unknown vanishes.

Sora: C'mon, guys — let's go.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Traverse Town|~~~~~~~~

You automatically appear in Traverse Town.

Sora: Wait, this can't be right. We're in Traverse Town!

The Unknown reappears on-screen.

Unknown: It isn't reality that you see. This town is an illusion conceived by
         your memories ingrained in that card.

Sora: My memories?

Jiminy: Forget about that, Sora! We're two heads short!

Sora runs around looking for Donald and Goofy, but to no avail.

Sora: Donald? Goofy? Guys, where are you? What did you do with them?

Unknown: They are at the mercy of the cards now. Master the cards, and their
         strength will be yours again.

The first battle tutorial begins...

Unknown: The laws of this castle require that your friends be transformed into
         cards. (Donald card appears on screen) If you value your friends, you
         will pick them up without fail.

You are told how to move with the control pad and you pick up the Donald card.

Unknown: Cards you pick up are added to the top of your stack. Use them, and
         your friends will come to your aid.

You are told how to use cards and you use the Donald card.

Unknown: The cards you use vanish, but they will reappear to aid you time and
         again. Cards are the hearts of your friends.

         Everything in this castle is ruled by cards. Whether an enemy or a
         door stands in your way, cards are the only way to proceed. But you
         mustn't forget your own strength.

You are told how to jump and dodge roll and you do so.

Unknown: First think for yourself. Move, then use the cards.

You use 3 attack cards.

Unknown: Good. Every move you make causes a card to disappear. If you use up
         all your cards, you will be unable to act. But there is a solution.
         Keep using cards until you run out, and I will show you.

You use the rest of your cards.

Unknown: There. You have no more cards, and without them, no power. If you want
         that power back, you must focus. Bid the cards return to you...and
         they will.

You are told how to reload cards and you do so.

Unknown: The strength of your heart brought back the lost cards. You can recall
         spent cards at any time — you need only wish it. But each time you do,
         the cards will take longer to return.

         The cards are by no means unlimited. Use them wisely. Anticipate the
         flow of battle and choose the most effective cards. You may use any
         card in your deck. 

You are told how to cycle through cards and you do so 6 times.

Unknown: The four card types you use in battle are grouped into two wider
         categories.

         The first category includes attack cards, magic cards, and item cards.

         The second category consists entirely of enemy cards. To use cards
         from a different category —

You are told how to switch between card categories and you do so.

Unknown: Cards will empower you whether you are attacking or defending. But it
         is up to you to decide when to attack and when to defend. Do not
         forget it. 

The first battle tutorial ends and Donald and Goofy are back on-screen.

Sora: Are you two all right? Where have you been?

Donald: You tell us! When you opened the door, there was this weird light...and
        the rest is a big blank.

Jiminy: Well, try to remember what happened. I need to keep my journal up to
        date.

Goofy: Hey, wait a second... Donald, where'd you get the new duds?

Donald: You too, Goofy! Somebody's been messing with our clothes!

Sora: The cards again?

Unknown: That is for you to ponder. Master the cards and make your way through
         the castle. From here on, you walk alone.

Goofy: You mean we can't go with him? That's not fair!

Donald: Yeah! Sora can't do anything without our help!

Sora: Thanks a lot, Donald!

Goofy: You sure you'll be okay?

Sora: Of course! You want me to go alone? Fine. I can take care of myself.

Unknown: Hmm, the hero speaks boldly. Go, then. The rest of Castle Oblivion
         awaits. Walk the avenues of latent memory, and you shall meet someone
         dear to you.

The Unknown vanishes.

Jiminy: I have a really bad feeling about this...

Sora: Relax, Jiminy. I'm ready for any tricks he's got up his sleeve. How hard
      can it be to figure out these cards? All I have to do is use one in front
      of that door over there. 

You are told about field controls, you obtain the Key of Beginnings card, and
then synthesize the next room. Upon entering the next room the Traverse Town
Intro occurs. After approaching the save point in the room and being told about
saving, you will then be told about field objects. Following that, a Shadow
will appear on-screen, you will be told about entering battles and you will
have to fight your first battle.


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*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
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Sora: Hmm, fighting alone isn't as easy as I thought...

Donald and Goofy appear on-screen.

Sora: Aaaah!! Don't pop out of nowhere like that!

Donald: It's not our fault. We don't know what's going on either.

Goofy: Gawrsh, your fighting's gotten kinda rusty. You sure you don't need us?

Sora: I'm fine, honest.

????: Think like that, and you're as good as Heartless fodder.

Sora: Leon, it's you! What are you doing in Castle Oblivion?

Leon walks on-screen.

Leon: Castle Oblivion? What are you talking about? This is Traverse Town. And
      how do you know my name? I've never seen any of you before in my life.

Sora: Quit playing, Leon! We all fought the Heartless together! You know that!

Leon: Look, I don't know what you're talking about. I don't even know your
      names.

Goofy: You don't?

Leon: Sorry.

Sora: I can't believe it. How can you have forgotten about us?

Leon: Hey, I feel for you. But you've got the wrong guy. Happens all the time.
      Don't take it so personally, Sora.

Donald: You DO know his name!

Leon: Now, now hold on! Why do I know your name?

Goofy: You think Leon's just kidding around?

Donald: If he is, it's not very funny. Sora's really hurt.

Leon: Who's kidding around, Goofy? You and Donald are the ones who —

Goofy: Hey!

Leon: I don't get it... What's happened to my memory?

??????: I dunno, Leon. Maybe Aerith was onto something after all.

Yuffie walks on-screen.

Yuffie: She said she sensed some uncanny kind of power and asked us to look
        into it. Well, we looked. And this is as uncanny as it gets. Maybe we
        should bring Sora and the others to Aerith.

Sora: Yuffie, you know my name!

Yuffie: Yep! Looks like you know mine, too.

Leon: A friend of yours?

Yuffie: Nope! Total stranger. But I definitely know his name. Strange, yes, but
        convenient! We can skip the introductions.

Leon: Well, gee, Yuffie. I guess all our problems are solved.

Yuffie: Anyways, I'm gonna run ahead and fill Aerith in. Leon, you give Sora
        and the others the grand tour. See ya later!

Leon: Well, let's get on with it. Come on, follow me. Be careful, though. There
      are still Heartless wandering around town. I'd better teach you how to
      protect yourself in battle.


The second battle tutorial starts...

Leon: See the numbers printed on your cards? They range from 0 to 9. Higher
      numbers mean stronger cards. If you and your enemy both play a card at
      the same time, the higher card wins. Go on, try it out. 

You use 9 cards.

Leon: See how it works? Playing a card higher than your opponent's and breaking
      through their defenses...is called a "card break." Playing a lower card
      results in your attack being deflected. Even powerful cards can be
      deflected if the enemy's card is higher. Whoever is on the losing side of
      a break is left wide open to attacks. Don't let that person be you.

      Cards with 0 as their value are special. No matter what card the enemy
      plays, you can break it with a zero card. But you have to wait until
      AFTER the enemy plays their card. If you play the zero card too soon, the
      enemy can break it with any card they play. In other words, it's the most
      powerful card if it comes last, and useless if it comes first.

      Try to make the most of it. Card values also affect the cost of
      assembling a deck. Keep that in mind.

      Now it's time to teach you how to stock cards. You don't have to use
      battle cards one at a time. You can also assemble three cards and use
      hem all at once. This is called stocking cards. Stocking cards and using
      them in threes is much stronger than using cards individually. Go on,
      give it a try. Stock any three cards in your deck. Remember, you
      need three cards or it won't work.

You are told how to stock cards and you stock 3 of them.

Leon: The sum of your three stocked cards becomes the value you play. The value
      is usually high and hard to break, and the combo attack deals a lot of
      damage. Don't hold back. Show me what you can do. 

You are told how to execute a stock combo and you do so.

Leon: Combo attacks aren't the only benefit of stocking cards. Choose your
      cards carefully and you can unleash special abilities called "sleights."
      
      Sleights come in all varieties, and each has its own unique card
      combination. You should try it out once you've collected more cards and
      learned a sleight or two. But keep one thing in mind. Every time you use
      a sleight, you lose the first card you picked for the sleight. You can't
      reload it. The lost card won't return until the end of the battle.
      Relying only on sleights will cause your cards to run out. That means
      trouble.

The second battle tutorial ends.

Leon: Think you've got the hang of it, Sora?

Sora: Yeah, more or less. I'll pick up the rest when I fight some real battles.

Leon: Here, I found this lying around. You take it. Remember what I told you
      and make good use of it. 

You get a Simba card and the Key of Guidance card.


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*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Sora walks into a room to see Aerith.

Sora: Aerith, tell me you haven't forgotten me, too.

Aerith: I don't know whether to say "nice to meet you" or "good to see you
        again." It feels like a little of both. I don't think I know you, but I
        still feel like you belong here.

Yuffie: Yeah, exactly! Like we've never met, but it still doesn't feel weird
        knowing your name.

Sora: But I'm telling you, we HAVE met. We took on the Heartless together. We
      were a team!

Leon: It feels like you're right... But I can't remember.

Sora: Then I guess you won't remember what you told me. In Hollow Bastion, when
      I sealed the Keyhole: "We may never meet again..." 

Leon: ...but we'll never forget each other.

Sora: See, you do remember!

Yuffie: He's right, Leon! I remember you saying that, too.

Leon: I guess I can't write it off as a coincidence, then.

Aerith: I don't think I have any memory of it...but somehow I still remember.
        Maybe Sora's heart is doing the remembering for us.

Sora: How does THAT work?

Aerith: We don't know you, Sora, but your heart is full of memories of us
        together. Those memories must resonate in our hearts, too. Maybe they
        tell us things we couldn't otherwise know. 

Leon: So you're saying that Sora's memories are affecting ours?

Aerith: His memories do seem to have a certain power.

Sora: Maybe it's like that guy said, then. This town is just an illusion.
      Something my memories created.

Aerith: And...there's someone special to you in this town?

Sora: How did you — Ah, I get it. My memories are resonating with yours,
      telling you what happened. Anyway, yeah. A friend of mine is somewhere in
      this town — I mean, Castle Oblivion.

Yuffie: Castle Oblivion? What's that? There aren't any castles in Traverse
        Town.

Sora: That's not quite what I mean.

Aerith: Sora probably still has his own questions. Right?

Sora: Right. We just got here, after all. It wouldn't hurt to take a look
      around.

Leon: Then go have a walk around town. There are Heartless, but that's no
      problem for you.

Sora: So you know I can fight!

Leon: I can't say I remember, but I am starting to believe.

You get the Key to Truth card.


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*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Sora walks into the town plaza to see Cid.

Cid - Well, whaddaya know. It's Sora! Wait, what am I saying? I don't know you.
      But you do LOOK like a Sora, what with the spiky hair and baggy pants...
      Guess I just call 'em like I see 'em.

Sora - It's okay, Cid. That's my name.

Cid - So you've heard of me! Well, I can't say as I'm surprised.

Sora - Anyway, maybe you can help me out. A friend of mine's supposed to be
       somewhere in this castle — er, town.

Cid - Yer friend, huh? Lately all this town sees is Heartless. Can't even take
      two steps without gettin' attacked. This plaza's the worst. Word is we'll
      have a jumbo-sized Heartless on our hands when that bell rings. If you
      value your hide, you'll get out of here while the gettin's good.

Cid leaves.

Goofy - Gawrsh, maybe he's right...

Sora - Don't you want to see the Heartless?

Donald - NO, we DON'T! The bell!

The ground begins shaking.

Goofy - Sora, look out!

Guard Armor appears and you battle it. Upon winning you get experience and the
Guard Armor enemy card.

Yuffie: So your friend wasn't here?

Sora: No, I don't think I'll find him in this town. But he's somewhere in this
      castle. I just know it.

Cid: Castle? Like this whole town's inside some humongous castle? Hoo, that's
     rich!

Leon: He's probably right, Cid. We may not understand what's going on, but Sora
      does. He can see that reality is bigger than just this world.

Sora: I wish I was that sure.

Leon: You'll be okay, Sora. No matter what shape reality takes, you can handle
      it. I may not remember you, but I know you in my heart.

Sora: Leon...

Yuffie: Take care, Sora.

Cid: I'm a little lost...but best of luck anyway.

Everyone leaves and then Aerith returns.

Sora: What's wrong?

Aerith: I don't have all the answers, but there's something I thought you
        should know. Your memories created this town, right?

Sora: That's what the guy who gave me the card said.

Aerith: If that's true, then this town is just a figment of your mind...and so 
        are we.

Sora: But...you can't be a figment! You're standing right here. The town is
      here, too!

Aerith: But I'm not really me. I don't remember the things I should. I sense
        things I shouldn't. Sora, beware your memories.

        In the journey to come, you'll be faced with more illusions. Sometimes
        the shadows of your memory will deceive you, try to lead you astray.

Sora: So, uh...what exactly does that mean?

Aerith: I'm just another illusion, Sora. The truth is out of my reach.

Sora: Don't say stuff like that. It's depressing...

Aerith: No, Sora! You mustn't let illusions distract you from what's truly
        important.

Sora: Okay.

Donald: Sora!

Goofy: Are you ready to go?

Sora: Yeah, be right there.

Sora turns back towards where Aerith was, but she is no longer there.

Sora: Well, Aerith, I'd better be going. Aerith?

Donald: What about her?

Sora: She's gone! I was just talking to her, and now she's gone!

Goofy: Aerith left with Leon and the others, remember?

Sora: Huh?!

Donald: You were standing her by yourself. WE wondered what was going on.

Sora: So this is what she meant...

You're sent to the exit room and you exit Traverse Town.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 1-2 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Unknown: Well, Sora? Did you enjoy meeting your memories?

Sora: It was good to see everyone again. But why show me an illusion? What do
      you want from me?

Unknown: That depends on what you have to give. 

Sora and the Unknown ready to fight as a spiky, red-head in a black coat
appears.

????: Boo.

Unknown: What do you want?

????: I got bored, what with you hogging the hero.

The Unknown throws cards to the other man.

Unknown: Perhaps YOU'D like to test him.

????: Perhaps I would.

The Unknown vanishes.

????: Looks like it's my show now, Keyblade master. My name is Axel. Commit it
      to memory. 

Sora: Um...sure.

Axel: Good, you learn quick. So, Sora, now that we're on a first-name basis...
      (summoning weapons) ...don't go dying on me!

You battle Axel giving you experience, a fire card, and world cards. Upon
completion of the battle, Axel is no longer in the room.

Goofy: More cards?

Jiminy: Hmm... They look kind of like the card that made Traverse Town.

Sora: Then we need these to go on...

Axel: Correct

Axel reappears, surpising the trio.

Donald: Axel!

Axel: After an introduction like that, you don't think I'd just give up the
      ghost?

Sora: So you were just testing our strength.

Axel: Congratulations, Sora. You passed! You're ready to take on Castle
      Oblivion. Follow your memories. Trust what you remember, seek what you
      forget...and you will find someone very special.

Goofy: You mean Riku and the king?

Axel: Well, I don't know. You'll just have to give some more thought to who's
      most important to you. Our most precious memories lie deep in our hearts,
      out of reach. But you can find yours, Sora.

Sora: Where? How?

Axel: The light within the darkness. You've lost sight of it, Sora. You've
      forgotten forgetting.

Sora: Light? I don't understand...

Axel: Would you like a hint?

Goofy: Well, Sora?

Sora: No, I want to figure it out for myself. And if you get in my way —

Donald: He won't! We won't let him!

Axel: That's my kind of answer. Just what I'd expect from the Keyblade master.
      But be forewarned... When your sleeping memories awaken, you may no
      longer be you.

Axel disappears.

You head for the second floor and are told about exiting and re-entering
floors.

Jiminy: Hmm...

Sora: Something wrong, Jiminy?

Jiminy: What Axel said's been bothering me... What could he have meant by "you
        may no longer be you"?

Sora: Come on. How can I be anyone besides me?

Jiminy: I know, I know. Still, it always pays to be careful.

Goofy: Yeah, just about anything could happen here in Castle Oblibbity...uh,
       Oblostemy...

Donald: Oblivion!

Goofy: Right, what you said.

Sora: We'll be fine. Whatever they're cooking up, together we can handle it.

Goofy: Hey, remember that other castle we explored together? With all the
       contraptions?

They all think.

Sora: When was that?

Donald: Contraptions? I don't remember any castle like that. What was it
        called?

Goofy: Gawrsh, what was it again? Holla... Holler... I forget.

Donald: Oh, for Pete's sake!

Sora: You sure you didn't make it up?

Goofy: I don't think so...


                           ~~~~~~~~|Agrabah|~~~~~~~~

You enter to see Aladdin surrounded by Heartless.

Goofy: Look, Sora! Someone's in trouble!

Donald: We'd better do something!

Sora: Looks like you could use some help!

Aladdin: Thanks! I thought I was done for!

You battle a group of Heartless and afterwards another group appears.

Donald: They just keep coming!

Aladdin: Guess we'd better see if the legends are true. (holding up lamp) Magic
         lamp, my first wish! Get rid of these Heartless!

Genie: Did someone say "wish"? Then stand back, kids, genie of the lamp coming
       through! There ain't nothin' I can't make right as rain — well, if we
       HAD rain. But enough dry jokes! One Heartless disappearing act, coming
       right up!

Genie causes Heartless to disappear.

Goofy: Gawrsh!

Donald: Why didn't you call him in the first place?

Aladdin: It's not that simple. You see —

Genie: I couldn't have said it better myself. But I will anyway! I'm strictly
       limited to three wishes per master. And no wishing for more wishes!

Genie disappears.

Sora: So you've got two wishes left? Better use them carefully.

Aladdin: I've got to get back to the palace somehow. But with all these
         Heartless...

Goofy: Hey, Sora. We're headed that way too, so why don't we go with Aladdin?

Sora: Sounds like a plan.

Aladdin: That would be great! Thanks a lot, guys!

You get the Key of Beginnings card and upon entering the next room, the Agrabah
Intro occurs.


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*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Goofy: So, uh, why are you going to the palace, Aladdin?

Aladdin: It's this magic lamp I found in the Cave of Wonder. I need to get it
         to the palace right away! I'm lucky I made it back to Agrabah in one
         piece! The cave was crawling with Heartless.

Sora: Wasn't there anyone else there to help you out?

Genie: I know how you feel, Master. I've been delivering happiness for 2,000
       years. And what help do I get? I keep dreamin' someone will wish me
       outta this gig. But go figure the odds on that.

Aladdin: Well, how 'bout I use my third wish to set you free?

Genie: Doth my pointy ears deceive me? Master, you'd do that for me? You're not
       just pullin' my topknot now, are you?

Aladdin: I promise, Genie. Anyway, there's only one thing I really want.

Genie: Then we'll just have to DO something about that, Al! Can I call you Al?
       So, what'll it be? Fame? Fortune? A herd of luxury camels to call your
       very own?

Aladdin: Well, there's this girl. Her name is Jasmine. She's princess of
         Agrabah. And...that's the problem. It's hard for a guy like me to get
         a chance to see her. That's how this all started. Jafar, the royal
         vizier, said he would help me meet Jasmine.

Sora: Sounds like your wish should be that you can see Jasmine anytime you
      want, huh?

Genie: Well, I've got just the package for you! You'll not only meet the lady,
       you'll go in style...as PRINCE ALI! How d'ya like the sound of that, Al?

Aladdin: Me, a prince! Can you really do that?

Genie: In an Agrabah minute!

Aladdin: I guess the legends were true after all. Sora, let's hurry to the
         palace!

You get the Key of Guidance card.


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*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Upon entering the room, everyone looks to see Jasmine in trouble, surrounded by
a group of Heartless.

Donald: Hey! Look at that!

Aladdin: Who is that...? It's Jasmine!

Goofy: She needs our help!

Sora: We'll never make it in time!

Aladdin: Then I've no choice. Genie, I wish for you to save Jasmine!

Genie: Can do! CHAAARGE!

Genie causes Heartless to disappear.

Aladdin: Jasmine!

Goofy: We're lucky! She fainted, but it looks like she's okay.

Sora: But now you've only got one wish left.

More Heartless appear.

Aladdin: Not again! Sorry, Genie. But you're the only one who can —

Sora: Wait! This is your last wish! Don't waste it. This time, let US handle
      the wish-granting!

You battle against a group of Heartless and get an ether card.

Sora: See? We didn't need Genie this time.

Aladdin: Thanks, Sora. So I'm down to my last wish...

The screen begins flashing.

Sora: What the —

Donald: Wak! What's happening?

Aladdin: Oh, no! The lamp! It's gone!

Jafar: Hmm, it seems my plans have gone amiss. I was certain you'd waste your
       last wish...what with poor Jasmine in distress and the Heartless to deal
       with. (holding up the lamp) But no matter. At last the lamp is mine
       to command!

Aladdin: Why are you doing this, Jafar? I brought the lamp, just as you asked!

Jafar: Don't think you can fool me boy! You were going to use the lamp to win
       Jasmine! But we can't have that, now can we? You see, I am the one
       Jasmine will marry!

Sora: You?!

Jafar: If I marry Princess Jasmine, nothing can stop me from becoming king of
       Agrabah! You're nothing more than a pawn in my game, street rat! Genie!
       My first wish! Deliver Jasmine to me!

Genie carries Jasmine to Jafar.

Aladdin: Genie! What are you doing?

Genie: Sorry, Al. My hands are tied on this one. I gotta obey whoever has his
       mitts on the lamp.

Jafar: Precisely. Farewell, Aladdin...you fool!

Jafar leaves with Genie and Jasmine.

Aladdin: Great. Now I've lost Jasmine AND the lamp.

Sora: Well, you can feel bad about it some other time. If you don't pull
      yourself together, you'll never see Jasmine again! You lost the lamp. So
      what? You can still save her on your own.
  
      Losing someone you care about is bad, but not as bad as never getting
      them back!

Aladdin: Sora... You're right. I can't give up now! I'm going to save Jasmine!

Donald: But Jafar's got the lamp. We can't just walk up to him and expect to
        win...

Aladdin: Maybe we can. I've got an idea. Listen up!

You get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Jafar: What's this? Has Aladdin given up on his precious Jasmine already? Well,
       I'm not going to waste a wish on the likes of you three. I'll deal with
       you myself!

Sora: Aladdin! Now!

Aladdin jumps on-screen.

Jafar: What? You! Genie, seize him!

Aladdin runs for Jafar but Genie appears.

Genie: Al, forgive me!

Genie knocks Aladdin away.

Aladdin: Oof... You fell for it, Jafar!

Jafar: What do you mean?

Sora: He means that you just blew your second wish! Only one left!

Aladdin: Go ahead, use it to win Jasmine's heart. You'll still have us to deal
         with!

Genie: Oh, NOW I get it. Al, you are so clever!

Jafar heads towards Aladdin.

Jafar: Well, well. The cunning of a rat. But, unfortunately, you can't see
       beyond the cheese. Your little ploy changes nothing! I can crush you
       once and for all AND make Jasmine my own! Genie! My last wish! Transform
       me into an all-powerful genie!

Screen flashes and Jafar becomes a Genie inside a lava-filled room.

Sora: It's so hot! Jafar must be doing this..

You battle Jafar and obtain experience and the Jafar enemy card upon winning.

Donald: That takes care of that!

Sora: Yep! Jasmine's saved and we got the lamp back, too! Hey, Aladdin, don't
      you still have one wish left?

Genie: He sure does. Time for me to make a prince outta this guy! 'Course, I'd
       like to be free. But like they always say, genies can't be choosers.
       You're probably miffed about that whole puppet-of-Jafar thing, anyway.
       Go on, Al. Wish for what's really in your heart. Be a prince. Get the
       girl.

Aladdin: Okay, here goes. I wish for Genie's freedom!

Genie gains his freedom.

Genie: But Al...!

Aladdin: Now no one like Jafar can use you for evil again. Genie, you're free!

Genie: Al, I'll never forget this. But what about Jasmine? What are you gonna
       do?

Aladdin: I was wrong, Genie. If I used your help to win Jasmine...I'd be no
         better than Jafar. Jasmine means the world to me. I want to show her
         the real me.

Sora: That's the spirit!

Aladdin: Thanks, Sora. And good luck!

Sora: What for?

Aladdin: I was ready to give up back there, but then you said some things to
         keep me going. That's when it hit me. You must be looking for someone
         you care about, too.

Sora: Yeah...

Aladdin: Listen, Genie...

Genie: Say no more, little pal! I know JUST what you're thinking. Here you go,
       Sora!

Genie gives Sora a Genie card.

Genie: Whenever you need me, just call. That okay with you, Al?

Aladdin: Of course!

Sora: Are you sure?

Genie: Anytime at all. Hey, without you guys, I might never have been able to
       ditch that lamp! And I think Aladdin will be fine on his own now.

Sora: Wow, thanks a lot!

Aladdin: Let's hope both our wishes come true, then. Take care, Sora!

You are sent to the exit room and you exit Agrabah.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 2-3 Interlude|~~~~~~~~


Donald: What is it, Goofy?

Goofy: It's that castle I mentioned earlier. I'm sure I didn't make it up. That
       was the castle where Sora used the Keyblade to free Kairi's heart. Then
       he disappeared for a while, remember? I'll never forget how worried I
       was.

Sora: Oh, yeah! When I turned into a Heartless! Wait... That happened in...a
      castle?

Donald: You forgot? Well, I remember it perfectly.

Sora: What was the castle called then?

Donald: Easy! It was... Hey, Jiminy. You wrote down everything that happened in
        your journal, right?

Jiminy: Every letter! I finished off the first volume right before we got to
        this castle. Let's see if I can find the old book...

        Ah, here it is! Let's have a look... Th-This isn't possible! All the
        entries have vanished! Every page, blank!

Donald: What?!

Jiminy: How could this happen? I take such good care of my journals! All that
        hard work, gone...

Sora: What kind of castle is this...

You head towards Floor 3 and there is a scene of a blonde-haired girl drawing.
On the next floor, Donald and Sora stop to talk.

Donald: Something funny's going on... How could everything Jiminy wrote vanish
        like that?

Sora: Maybe it's not just stuff we write down. Goofy said we've been to some
      other castle. But I don't remember it at all. None of us really do.
      Maybe...Maybe we don't remember because those memories are gone.

Donald: Gone? Don't be ridiculous!

Jiminy: Wait! Remember what that guy in the black hood said? "In this place, to
        find is to lose and to lose is to find." He was talking about memories!

Sora: So if we keep going, we'll lose our memories... No wonder they call it
      Castle Oblivion.

Donald: So...the higher we go, the more we forget? What if we forget everything
        and can't get it back?

Sora: I'd forget Riku and Kairi, too...

Donald: Maybe we should turn back.

Goofy: Don't worry! We might forget where we've been or what we saw, but we
       won't forget our friends.

Donald: What makes you so sure?

Goofy: Sora, when you turned into a Heartless, did you forget about us?

Sora: Of course not! I'd never forget you!

Goofy: Well, see, there ya go! No matter what happens, you won't forget your
       friends.

Sora: Yeah... You're right. Thanks, Goofy.

Donald: I guess there's nothing to be scared of after all. So let's go!

Donald begins to walk away.

Sora: Hey, Donald... Back when I was a Heartless, who was the one who clobbered
      me, hmm?

Donald: THAT's what you should be forgetting!

Sora and Goofy laugh.

Sora: Ha ha ha!


                       ~~~~~~~~|Olympus Coliseum|~~~~~~~~

Donald looks at a flyer on wall upon entering.

Donald: Look, an announcement!

Everyone goes to look.

Jiminy: Well, I'll be. It's for some sort of contest. They're calling it the
        "Olympus Coliseum Survival Cup." Contenders have to run an obstacle
        course, battling each other along the way.

        And listen to this: "The great hero Hercules will also compete for the
        Cup." It says here he's never been beaten.

Sora: Sounds like fun. Why don't we enter, too?

Gooyf: I thought you'd say that. Whenever there's a contest, you're rarin' to 
       join up.

Donald: You're going to compete even if we don't, right?

Sora: Uh-huh.

Donald: Guess we'd better tag along, then.

Jiminy: Hold it, everyone. There's more... "Only contenders who finish the
        preliminary course may enter the main competition." It says the
        preliminary course is just ahead.

Sora: Then what are we waiting for? Let's go!

Everyone runs off, then Hades comes on-screen.

Hades: Whoa-whoa-whoa, wait just a MINUTE! What is THIS? "Hercules is a model
       of true strength and gallantry - the perfect hero"?! (going into a rage)
       Oh, he's perfect, all right. PERFECTLY INFURIATING! Just thinking about
       that little sunspot makes me boil! Grraah! I'd like to send him to the
       Underworld...permanently!

?????: Which is why you hired me.

Hades: (simmering down) That's right. You're my man...Cloud.

Cloud walks on-screen.

Hades: Your job is to beat Hercules in the games. And once you've got him
       cornered...finish the job. Do that for me, and —

Cloud: You restore my lost memories. As we agreed.

Hades: You have my word.

You get the Key of Beginnings card and the Olympus Coliseum Intro occurs.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Phil: Huh? Where did you come from? Don't tell me you guys finished the
      prelims!

Sora: We sure did. And now we want to go for the Cup!

Phil: Well, you came to the right place. Not that you stand a chance against
      Herc.

Donald: Why not?

Phil: Two words. You—ain't–heroes.

Sora: You're wrong!

Goofy: Yeah, he said three words.

Sora: Not that! I mean, how can we prove we're heroes unless you give us a
      chance?

(Hercules comes on-screen)

Hercules: He's right Phil. They cleared the prelims. I think they deserve a
          shot.

Phil: Hmm...you got a point there, Herc. But still -

Hercules: Of course, we could always cancel the games.

Sora: Cancel them? What for?

Hercules: Old Phil's prelim course was so hard, no one else could finish it.

Sora: Is that right? Then it's settled! Let us compete, and you won't have to
      cancel the games! How about it, Phil?

Phil: Okay, you got me over a barrel, so fine. Here's how it works, kid —

Sora: It's Sora — not "kid."

Phil: All right, all right. Sora, since your team and Hercules are the only
      contenders —

Cloud: They're not. (coming on-sceen) The games have a new challenger. Name's
       Cloud.

Phil: The more the merrier! Now the games will really be something to see!

Hercules: I'm looking forward to this. Don't expect me to pull any punches!

Sora: Hey, as long as you don't expect me to take them! Let's give it our best.

Cloud: Whatever.

Phil: Okay, let's get this show on the road! But first I gotta explain the
      rules.

      Rule #1! First one through the obstacle course wins!

      Rule #2! In the event of a tie, a battle will determine the winner!

      Rule #3! You can interfere with your opponents on the course!

      And finally...Rule #4! All challengers have to give it everything they
      got!

Everyone lines up.

Phil: All right, enough with the spiel. On your marks... Get set... GO!!

The race begins and you get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of GUidance Room  *
**************************

The trio sees Cloud.

Goofy: Gawrsh, that was nice of him to wait for us to catch up!

Donald: He's not waiting! Remember Rule #3? "You can interfere with your
        opponents on the course"!

Sora: He's looking to narrow the field!

They get ready to fight Cloud.

Cloud: You can put that away. I'm not looking for a fight with you, so keep
       walking.

Goofy: See? He was waitin' for us to catch up.

Donald: Well, we've caught up. Let's take him up on his offer and keep going!

Sora: I don't see a downside...

They begin walking off, then Sora turns around.

Sora: Listen, are you sure?

Cloud: I'm not here for the Cup. Just Hercules. Today he loses more than the
       competition.

Sora: You don't mean... But why?! What did he do to you?

Cloud: This is business. Stay out of it. Go win your Cup.

Sora again readies to fight.

Cloud: Do you realize what you're doing?

Sora: Rule #3! You can interfere with your opponents. Right? You're not the
      only one who wants to fight Hercules.

Cloud: Big mistake.

You battle Cloud and get experience and a hi-potion card. Upon winning the
battle Cloud is nowhere to be seen.

Sora: Where did Cloud go?

Jiminy: He headed for the finish line! We'd better go after him!

Sora: Right!

Everyone runs off and you get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

The trio enters to see Cloud on a knee.

Hercules: You lost! Give it up, Cloud!

Cloud: (getting up) We're not done yet...

Hercules: I can't guarantee your safety if we keep going like this!

Cloud: Better worry about yourself. Looks to me like you're slowing down a bit.

Hercules: Urgh...

Sora runs to Hercules and readies to fight.

Sora: Don't worry! I'll back you up!

Hercules: Sora?

Cloud: Get all the backup you want. I'm going to finish you and get back my
       memories!

Sora: Your memories?

Hades: Now, now, Cloud, we don't want to spill the beans.

Hades walks on-screen.

Hercules: Hades! You!

Donald and Goofy run to Sora and Hercules.

Hades: Looks like you oversold yourself, Cloud. All you did was wear him down.
       This doesn't look good for your performance rating... Let me put it this
       way: You, my spiky-haired friend, are fired.

Cloud: But...my memories! We had a deal!

Hades: Did you really think you could get back your lost memories just like
       that? Get a grip!

Cloud: Why, you —

Hades: I said, you're through! This time I'll take care of Irk-ules myself!

Hades uses energy to push everyone but Hercules away.

Sora: Hey?!

Hades: Rule #5! It's never too late to enter the games.

Hercules: Hades, you were behind this from the start!

Hades: Cloud may have failed to take you out, but he did break you down. Time
       for Plan B. Pack your pita, Herc, 'cause you've just won a free trip to
       the Underworld — paid by me!

Sora: Hold it, hothead!

Sora, Donald, and Goofy run back on-screen.

Hercules: Sora, no!

Sora: Come on, Herc — how can we go one-on-one if you're in the Underworld?

Hades: Good point, kid. I guess you'll just have to go with him!

Hades: Rule #6! There are no rules! Ha ha!

You battle Hades and get experience and the Hades enemy card for winning.

Sora: What?! The games are cancelled? How come?

Phil: Three words! Everyone's pooped!

Goofy: Wait a minute, that was only two —

Sora: You gotta be kidding! What about my match with Hercules?

Hercules: I'm sorry, Sora. But you wouldn't want me to compete in this
          condition. Let's have a match when I'm fit again. Can you wait?

Sora: Okay. I'll hold you to that.

Hercules: Then it's settled!

Jiminy: Sora, over here! He's coming around.

Everyone walks to Cloud.

Sora: You okay?

Cloud: Yeah. Sorry I messed up your games.

Cloud begins walking away.

Sora: Hey! Hope you get your memories back! Forget about what Hades said.
      Sometimes the tiniest thing can make you remember stuff you forgot years
      ago. If it's an important memory, there's no way it could ever be gone
      forever. That's what I think, anyway.

Cloud gives Sora a Cloud card.

Cloud: That's for you. For helping me out.

Sora: Sure you don't want to just come with us instead?

Cloud: (flicking his hair) Sorry. Not interested.

Cloud walks off, you are sent to the exit room, and you exit Olympus Coliseum.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 3-4 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Donald: I hope the king is okay...

Sora: Why bring that up all of a sudden?

Donald: I just wanted to make sure I haven't forgotten about him.

Goofy: And?

Donald: I still remember perfectly! Goofy and I are on a quest to find him.

Goofy: Yep! The king helped save the world by staying on the other side of the
       door to darkness.

Donald: If Goofy still remembers, then I won't forget anytime soon.

Sora: And me — I'm looking for Riku. He was with the king when the door closed.
      That was easy. I guess we really can't forget the most important
      memories.

Donald: I hope not...

You head towards Floor 4 and Axel is seen talking to a blonde-haired woman in a
black coat.

???????: Wow, Axel, you seem pretty intrigued by this Sora kid.

Axel: And you're not?

???????: I haven't made up my mind...but I'd like to know what's on yours.

Axel: He became a Heartless, Larxene — and you know what happens to people who
      do.

Larxene: People who lose their hearts also lose their minds, their feelings...
         They're consumed by the darkness.

Axel: Right. But that didn't happen to Sora. He held on to his feelings, even
      as a Heartless. Only one other man ever managed to do that.

Larxene: So it's the strength of his heart that intrigues you — the heart
         chosen by the Keyblade.

Axel: What makes his heart shine like that? What sleeps in his most secret
      depths?

Larxene: The heart is a mysterious thing, Axel.

Axel: Maybe so. But unlocking its secrets is the whole reason we, the
      Organization, exist.

Upon entering Floor 4, the trio talks with one another.

Donald: So except for our friends, we're forgetting everything bit by bit...

Goofy: Hmm... I wonder what we just forgot.

Everyone thinks.

Goofy: I can't think of anything. Guess I musta forgot it... But whatever it
       was, it must not have been that important, a-hyuck!

Sora: Right, or else you wouldn't have forgot it. (holding out Kairi's charm)
      See, look at this.

Donald: What's that?

Sora: It's a good luck charm Kairi gave me. It's special to her, so I promised
      I'd return it. I'll never forget that promise. That's why I'll never
      forget Kairi. (turning around and putting charm away) I wonder what she's
      doing now...

An image of Kairi appears and then her hair begins turning lighter.

Sora: What —

The image disappears.

Sora: Oh... Who...who was that?

Donald: Hello? You still with us?

Sora: Huh? Oh, nothing. Never mind.

Goofy: Well, let's keep going.


                          ~~~~~~~~|Wonderland|~~~~~~~~

Goofy: Hey, somebody's comin'.

White Rabbit: (running in) I'm late! I'm late! I'm dreadfully, awfully late!
              The queen will roast me for dinner! If I'm late for the trial,
              it'll be off with MY head next!

Sora: What do you mean, "off with your head"?!

White Rabbit: Oh my fur and whiskers! I'll never make it!

The White Rabbit runs off.

Sora: Off with his HEAD?

Donald: For such a peaceful-looking place, it sounds pretty dangerous!

Everyone walks off, you get the Key of Beginnings card, and the Wonderland
intro occurs.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

The trio enters to see Alice on trial.

Goofy: Gawrsh, looks like some kind of get-together. What's the occasion?

Donald: Hey, this must be that trial the White Rabbit was talking about!

White Rabbit: Alice! Do you understand the charges against you?

Alice: Of course not! I've done nothing wrong!

Queen of Hearts: Feigning ignorance, dear? You are charged with aiding the
                 Heartless who threaten this kingdom!

Alice: Fiddlesticks! Where's the evidence?

Queen of Hearts: The evidence is... I forgot! That's the evidence! Because you,
                 Alice, are the one who stole my memory!

White Rabbit: We can't rid the kingdom of Heartless until we get Her Majesty's
              memory back. This is a serious crime!

Alice: This is so unfair! So what if you're a queen! Don't blame me just
       because you can't remember things!

Queen of Hearts: Such insolence! You're talking to the Queen of Hearts! And I'd
                 have let you go, had you apologized straightaway! What a 
                 brazen thief!

Sora: Who's the brazen one?

Sora runs forward.

Goofy: Uh, Sora?

Queen of Hearts: The court has reached a verdict! The sentence is death!

Sora: Hold it!

Goofy and Donald run to Sora.

Sora: This trial is a farce! You should investigate before you arrest innocent
      people!

Queen of Hearts: What is the meaning of this? Are you saying Alice didn't steal
                 my memory? I suppose you know who the real culprit is, then!

Sora: Huh? I, er...

Queen of Hearts: Speak! Or Alice's sentence will be carried out! Now, out with
                 it! Who's the thief?

Sora: Um...uh...I'm the thief!

Everyone's astonished.

Queen of Hearts: Say that again?

Goofy: Gawrsh, really?

Sora: Of course not! But what else am I supposed to say?

Queen of Hearts: Cards! Seize them all!

You battle the Card Soldiers and get the Card Soldier enemy card by winning.

Sora: Whew...

Donald: Hey! Where's Alice?

Goofy: Looks like she escaped.

Queen of Hearts: Perhaps she did. But YOU won't!

[More card soldiers come forth]

Donald: I think we've been trumped!

Sora: Run!

They run away as the card soldiers begin to follow; you get the Key of Guidance
card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Sora and gang see Alice as they enter.

Sora: Things got a little crazy back there, but at least you're okay.

Alice: I don't mean to be ungrateful, but...was that true, what you said? Are
       you the thief?

Sora: What? Of course not! Why would I steal the queen's memory?

Goofy: Yep, Sora only said that 'cause he wanted to save —

Donald: — to show off!

Alice: Is that right? Well, you saved me all the same. Thank you, Sora.

The Cheshire Cat appears.

Alice: Oh, look! It's the Cheshire Cat!

Cheshire Cat: Feeling better after that mad dash? You're not out of the woods
              yet! (disappearing and reappearing on another tree) The queen's
              stickler for justice! She won't forget you till she remembers!
              She won't stop hounding you till you get her memory back! Did she
              forget because she remembers? Does she remember that she forgot?
              Doesn't matter, I suppose.

Sora: I don't know — I think we oughta just stay away from her.

Jiminy: That's all well and good for us, Sora, but what about Alice? If the
        queen catches her again, it's off with — well, you know.

Sora: Then I guess we'd better do something about the queen.

Cheshire Cat: You should do something. But you don't have to do anything.

Sora: Huh?

The Cheshire Cat changes trees again.

Cheshire Cat: If you can't remember something, it's like it never happened.
              Likewise, if something never happened, you can't remember it. Try
              too hard to remember, and your memory might lie to you.

Sora: Lie?

Cheshire Cat: (disappearing) That's all I'll say. The rest is for you to figure
              out.

You get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Goofy: Gawrsh, what's with the sudden change of scenery?

Alice: Let's look around! (running forward) Oh, dear!

Queen of Hearts: Thought you'd seen the last of me, did you?

Sora: Uh-oh...

Queen of Hearts: Game's up scoundrels! For stealing my memory, I sentence you
                 to...(screen flashes) I sentence you to...I...sentence...Oh?
                 What's going on? Where am I?

Donald: Huh?

Queen of Hearts: What in the world am I doing? Confound it, I can't remember!

Sora: What's wrong with her?

Goofy: Maybe somebody swiped her memory again?

Alice: Sora, watch out! Something's coming!

The Trickmaster appears.

Sora: So this is what stole the queen's memory!

You battle the Trickmaster and get experience and the Trickmaster enemy card
for winning.

Queen of Hearts: You there! All of you! What is the meaning of this? Where did
                 that Heartless come from?

Sora: How would WE know?

Queen of Hearts: So, you refuse to answer? You're hiding something! They're
                 plotting against me! Seize them immediately!

The Card Soldiers get ready to get Sora and co.

Alice: Please, Your Majesty, wait! It was you who commanded us to destroy the
       Heartless.

Sora: Huh?

Alice: Your Majesty, in her prudence, didn't completely trust us at first. And
       so, at Your Majesty's command, we fought the Heartless to prove
       ourselves. Isn't that right, Sora?

Sora: We did? I mean, we did! Your, uh, Majesty.

Queen of Hearts: I...told you...to do that?

Alice: But Your Majesty, don't you remember?

Queen of Hearts: Don't be ridiculous! I never forget anything! Of course I gave
                 the command. Alice, Sora, you did splendidly.

The Queen of Hearts and card soldiers leave.

Alice: Well, that was close.

Sora: Way to improvise! I never would've thought of that.

Alice: But the Cheshire Cat said as much. "Try too hard to remember and your
       memory might lie to you." The queen would never admit she forgot. So
       instead, she remembered something...that didn't happen! She ended up
       fooling herself.

Sora begins to think.

Alice: What is it, Sora?

Sora: Hmm...it's nothing. Well, I guess you'll be safe now.

Goofy: And that queen won't give us any more trouble! After all, we got rid of
       the Heartless, just like she commanded!

Donald: Don't tell me you've been fooled, too!

You are sent to the exit room and you exit Wonderland.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 4-5 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Sora stops as Donald and Goofy continue on.

Sora: Who was that I remembered earlier? It wasn't Kairi... Was there...someone 
      else? What was her name again? I know it, it was... It was...

Donald comes to Sora.

Donald: Sora, snap out of it!

Sora: Wh-What?!

Donald: Get a move on! You want to find Riku and the king, don't you?

Sora: Well, yeah...

Donald walks off again.

Sora: Darn! It was on the tip of my tongue...

You head towards Floor 5 and see a scene of the blonde-haired girl drawing
again.

Sora: I remember!

Donald and Goofy turn to Sora.

Sora: There was another girl.

Goofy: (looking around) What? Where?

Sora: No, no, I mean on the islands where I used to live. Besides Kairi and
      Riku, there was one other girl I was friends with. The four of us used to
      play together all the time.

Jiminy: Well, I'll be! I think that's the first time you've ever mentioned her.

Sora: Yeah...I forgot all about her. I think she went away when I was still
      little.

Donald: That's strange. Why are you remembering all that now?

Sora: I'm not sure. But it's been coming back to me in places as we go through
      the castle.

Goofy: So what's her name?

Sora: I don't remember. I feel kinda dumb. Here we are, saying we won't forget
      our friends...and I can't even remember her name.

Donald: Sora...

Goofy: Well, there's no rush! Let's keep going. You're bound to remember it,
       just like the rest!

Sora: I guess so.


                           ~~~~~~~~|Monstro|~~~~~~~~

Sora: What a weird place! Everything's kinda springy and soft.

Goofy: Nice and warm, too. I'm startin' to feel like a nap.

??????????: Shouldn't you be a little more worried?

Donald: Who's there?

??????????: Don't you get it? You're inside the belly of Monstro the Whale.

Jiminy: Why, I know that voice...Pinocchio? Pinoke, it's you! Come on out!

Pinnochio: (coming on-screen) Is that you, Jiminy? Gosh, I never though I'd
           meet you here.

Jiminy: You can't get away from me, son. I'm your conscience. Your conscience
        should guide whatever you do. Remember?

Pinocchio: Sure, Jiminy. I've been a good boy while you were gone. I didn't
           tell a single lie. (nose growing) Uh-oh!

Jiminy: Well, for Pete's sake!

Pinocchio: Oops! But...how did YOU end up inside Monstro, anyway?

Sora: We, uh, sort of used a special way...

Goofy: It's so special, we don't know how we did it!

Pinocchio: That's too bad... I was hoping you could help me and Father get out
           of here.

Jiminy: Well, I'll be! Geppetto's here, too?

Pinocchio: Sure. Want to see him? Follow me!

Everyone runs off, you get the Key of Beginnings card, and the Monstro intro
occurs.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Jiminy: Geppetto!

Geppetto: Bless my soul, it's Jiminy Cricket. How in the world did you get
          here?

Jiminy: You tell me! How does a clockmaker wind up in the belly of a whale?

Geppetto: Well, it's a long story...

The screen goes black as Geppetto tells story.

Donald: So you sailed out to look for Pinocchio...

Goofy: ...and Monstro swallowed you!

Geppetto: Well, it was worth it, because I found my son.

Sora: But now you can't get out, can you? It must be awful being stuck inside
      Monstro.

Geppetto: Not if Pinocchio and I are together. I couldn't live without him.
          There's nothing better than being reunited with someone you care
          about.

Sora: I feel the same way, Geppetto.

Geppetto: I don't care if I'm trapped here, so long as I have Pinocchio. He's
          such a good boy.

Jiminy: Well, he still tells fibs. But with a little help from me...

Geppetto: Oh, Jiminy, you worry too much.

Sora: (looking around) Speaking of Pinocchio... Where is he?

Donald: He was here a minute ago. Where's he gone this time?

Geppetto: I expect he's off exploring. That boy has been poking around just
          about every square inch of Monstro. He won't tell me why it's so
          important. I tell him it's dangerous, but he won't listen.

Jiminy: That puppet's a handful! Sora, if you don't mind...

Sora: I know, I know. You want us to help you find him, right? C'mon guys,
      let's get going!

Everyone runs off and you get Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

You enter to see Pinocchio running around.

Pinocchio: Oh!

Sora and crew run on-screen.

Jiminy: Pinocchio, you naughty boy! You know Geppetto worries when you wander
        off by yourself.

Donald: Jiminy was worried, too!

Pinocchio: I'm sorry...

Sora: What are you doing, anyway? Looking for something?

Pinocchio: Um...yeah, I'm looking for treasure!

Pinocchio's nose grows again.

Jiminy: Here we go again!

Pinocchio: But, Jiminy...

Goofy: Now, don't be so hard on the little fella, Jiminy. We promise not to get
       mad, Pinocchio. Is that why you're afraid to tell? No need to fret. Tell
       us the truth — we'll understand. Put yer trust in Goofy!

Pinocchio: I was looking for a way out. Father says he's happy, but it's my
           fault we're stuck here. I shouldn't have run away from home. I want
           to help Father get home to the workshop. But he'll worry if I tell
           him what I'm doing.

Jiminy: I get it. So that's why you had to lie.

Goofy: You did it 'cause you love your dad!

Donald: All you need now is courage!

Pinocchio: What?

Donald: Tell Geppetto the truth. With a little courage, you can do it! If you
        tell him how you really fell, I bet he'll help you find a way out.

Sora: And we'll give you a hand!

Pinocchio: Really? You'll help us? Okay, I'll give it a try! Wish me luck,
           Jiminy!

Jiminy: No more keeping secrets, then. Have we got a deal?

Pinocchio: Sure! I'll be brave and tell Father how I really feel. No lies this
           time!

Jiminy: Great! Then your nose won't —

The ground begins shaking.

Sora: What's happening?!

Donald: I got a bad feeling about this!

Jiminy: Pinocchio, run for it!

Pinocchio runs and Parasite Cage appears.

Sora: Pinocchio, where are you?

Pinocchio: Help! I'm trapped!

Sora: What?!

You battle parasite cage and get experience and the Parasite Cage enemy card
for winning.

Pinocchio: Help me! I'm scared!

Sora: Pinocchio, be brave!

Pinocchio: How?

Sora: Don't give up! Try fighting your way out!

Pinocchio: Be brave... Okay, I'll try!

Pinocchio fights his way out of Parasite Cage.

Jiminy: Pinocchio, are you all right?

Pinocchio: Don't worry, I'm okay. Just a little sticky... But I have a great
           idea! The Heartless spit me out when I started struggling. Why don't
           we try the same thing with Monstro?

Sora: Of course! If we're lucky, Monstro might cough us up!

Donald: Great idea! Let's go deeper inside and try it!

Pinocchio: I'm going, too!

Jiminy: No, it's too dangerous.

Pinocchio: Aw, c'mon...

Jiminy: You should be with Geppetto. No use escaping from Monstro if you two
        get separated again!

Sora: Leave this to us.

Pinocchio: I guess you're right. Be careful, everybody!

Everyone but Pinocchio runs off and you get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Everyone looks around.

Goofy: Looks like this is as far as we go.

Sora: Ready, then? Let's shake things up!

Donald: It would be easier if we had someone to fight...

Sora: Perfect timing. Looks like we've got company!

A group of Shadows approach and you battle the shadow storm, getting a Dumbo
card for winning.

Sora: Whew...

The ground shakes.

Goofy: What now?

Jiminy: It's working! Monstro's gonna sneeze!

Sora and company are dazed on the floor and then they stand up.

Sora: Oww... Now I know what getting shot out of a cannon feels like.

Goofy: Where's Pinocchio and his dad?

Jiminy: They're gone. They must've gotten out safely.

Sora: Without you, Jiminy? I thought there was no escaping your conscience!

Jiminy: I don't mind being left behind, as long as they're both safe. Maybe
        Pinocchio doesn't need me after all.

Sora: What do you mean?

Jiminy: That little puppet used to have trouble telling right from wrong. But
        he's come a long way. Maybe he doesn't need Jiminy Cricket anymore.
        Maybe he's better off without me nagging him all the time...

Sora: Don't you remember what Geppetto said? "There's nothing better than being
      reunited with someone you care about." I bet Pinocchio's counting the
      days till he can see you again.

Jiminy: Well, what do you know... You might be right.

You are sent to the exit room and you exit Monstro.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 5-6 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Donald: Hey, Sora! Did you remember anything else about that girl?

Sora: Yeah, bits and pieces.

Goofy: Tell us about her! Talking about it might help you remember.

Sora: Okay. Um...She was quiet...and almost always drawing pictures. While we
      were all swimming at the beach, she'd draw a picture of it instead.
      Sometimes she drew us, too! She was really good at it. I think sometimes
      Riku and I would fight over who would get his picture drawn next.
     
      But one day, she was gone. Just like that. I think our parents knew the
      reason. They might've even tried to explain it to me. But I was little. I
      probably didn't understand what was happening. I remember crying a little
      after she was gone. But that's it. I still can't remember her name.

Donald: Still, up until now you didn't remember any of that! At this rate,
        you'll think of her name in no time!

Jiminy: Anyone notice something odd? Sora's remembering things, instead of
        forgetting them. Hmm... Maybe forgetting things is the only way to
        reach the memories buried deeper down.

Goofy: You mean you have to forget to remember?

Sora: So it's like those black-robed guys said. "Our most precious memories lie
      deep in our hearts, out of reach." And all that stuff about finding being
      losing and losing being finding... I didn't get it at first, but maybe
      this is what they were talking about.

Donald: Aww, that's no fair! Why aren't the rest of us remembering anything
        yet? Come on, Goofy! We're not forgetting fast enough! Let's move!

You head towards Floor 6 to see another scene with Axel and Larxene.

Larxene: It looks like Sora's memories have taken root, just as we planned.

Axel: Let's see how far our boy will go, then. Think it's time for another
      round?

Larxene: Only if it's my turn to play. You had your fun on the first floor.

Axel: (throwing cards to Larxene) Remember, Larxene. Our job is to deliver him
      in one piece.

Larxene: Fine. But who says I can't have my way with him first?

Axel: Don't break him.

Larxene: Do I detect a soft spot?

Axel: He's partly one of us.

Larxene: I'm not going to break the toy, Axel — just play with it. I'm not
         dumb.

Axel: Then you won't mind the warning. Remember, Sora is the key. We need him
      if we're going to take the Organization.

Larxene: So you're in on it, too? Well, keep it under your hood until the time
         is right.

Larxene disappears.

Axel: You would have been wise to do the same, Larxene.



Goofy: So, Sora... Have you remembered your friend's name yet?

Sora: Nope. For whatever reason, her name's the only thing that isn't coming
      back.

Donald: That must be driving you crazy. You have the memories, but no name to
        go with them.

Sora: Heh...yeah.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Halloween Town|~~~~~~~~

Goofy: Gawrsh! Don't like the looks of this place. I bet it's crawlin' with
       ghosts!

Donald: Well, then. What's there to worry about? You won't be spooked if you
        already know what's coming!

Goofy: You really think so?

Donald: Trust me!

????: Welcome to Halloween Town!

Screen goes black and Jack appears.

Donald: Wak! A ghost!

Jack: Wow, that was the best shriek I've heard in ages! If you're THAT easy to
      scare, I'm gonna have a great time!
     
      Sorry, I haven't even introduced  myself. I'm Jack Skellington! Halloween
      Town is my town. I'm the king of nightmares and the master of terror! If
      you want chills and horror, you've come to the right place!

Donald: Well, we don't!

Jack: At the moment, we've got a little problem in Halloween Town.

Sora: What kind of problem?

Jack: Well...a problem like this!

Heartless appear.

Sora: Gyaaa!

You battle the Heartless.

Donald: What's the big idea! Why'd you go and call the Heartless?

Jack: I didn't call them. In fact, I'd love to get rid of them. The Heartless
      go around attacking people, instead of just scaring them.

Sora: Why are they here?

Jack: I was just going to go ask Dr. Finkelstein the same question. I'm heading
      to his laboratory right now. Follow me!

Jack walks away.

Jiminy: Sora, what should we do?

Sora: I guess we'd better go.

Donald: I don't like this. What if he's leading us right to the Heartless?

Jack: Bingo! You saw right through me!

Screen goes black and Jack reappears.

Donald: Wak!

Jack: Ha ha ha, just a joke! Now let's get going!

Jack walks away and the rest follow, you get the Key of Beginnings card, and
the Halloween Town intro occurs.


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*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Jack: Allow me to introduce Dr. Finkelstein, the world-famous genius!

Dr. Finkelstein: Yes! Maybe I'm TOO smart. I'm afraid I've created something
                 horrible!

Goofy: Gawrsh! What's that?

Dr. Finkelstein: Well... Have you ever stopped to think about "true memories"?

Sora: True memories?

Dr. Finkelstein: Our hearts are full of memories — but not all of them reflect
                 the truth. The heart isn't a recording device. Even important
                 memories change with time. They warp or fade, leaving us with
                 but a shadow of what we hoped to remember.

Sora: Could that be happening to me?

Dr. Finkelstein: It happens to everyone. Some memories grow ugly, and some
                 become more beautiful. If we could recover our true memories,
                 the world would seem completely different. So, I devised a
                 potion from forget-me-nots that brings our true memories back.

Sora: Did it work?

Dr. Finkelstein: Well, that's the problem...

Jack: As soon as the doctor got a whiff of the potion, Heartless started
      popping up!

Donald: Sounds to me like the experiment failed.

Dr. Finkelstein: No! My research is flawless! I just need another look at the
                 potion to find out what went wrong! Unfortunately...it's
                 vanished.

Sora: Maybe someone swiped it?

Dr. Finkelstein: It must've been Sally! Jack, you've got to find her and get my
                 potion back.

Jack: Leave it to me!

Sora: Can I tag along?

Jack: What for?

Sora: I want to know more about these "true memories" the doctor keeps
      mentioning.

Jack: Excellent! Let's go find Sally, then!

They all leave and you obtain the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Everyone walks up to Sally.

Jack: There you are Sally! I thought I'd find you here.

Sally: Who are your friends?

Jack: They're interested in true memories. You have the potion don't you?

Sally: Well...yes.

Sora: Could you give it back?

Sally: I guess so, if you insist. But...I'm afraid. All the Doctor did was
       smell it, and the Heartlesss appeared. What if someone drinks it?

Jack: Are you kidding? What could be more exciting?

Sally: I'm worried, Jack. Isn't there another way?

Sora: Any ideas, Jack?

Jack: I can't think of a thing.

Oogie Boogie: (jumping out of a nearby coffin) I can! Give it here!

Sally: Oh, no! The potion!

Everyone runs to Oogie Boogie.

Jack: Oogie! You again!

Oogie Boogie: Jack, where are your manners? I'm just helping you put the potion
              to good use! You should thank me! Well, well. Just one sniff, and
              the Heartless appeared. What would happen if I chugged the whole
              thing? THAT would be scary! Poor Jack! You can't hold a candle to
              Oogie Boogie. Halloween Town is going to taste pain and despair
              beyond any nightmare!

Oogie Boogie runs off.

Jack: Pain and despair? Oogie, you monster!

Sora: C'mon, Jack! We've gotta go after him!

Everyone runs off while Sally pauses and You get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Jack: Oogie! Hand over the potion!

Oogie Boogie: You fools don't know when to quit! Say...all this runnin' around
              is making me thirsty!

Sora: Oogie! No!

Oogie Boogie: Yes!

Oogie Boogie drinks the potion.

Sora: Oh, no...

Oogie Boogie: Ahh! Lip-smacking good! Now I can awaken my true memories! Agh!
              What's this? What... Something's welling up deep inside me — 
              something...scary!

Jack: Oogie! What's going on?

Oogie Boogie: No! Get back! Stay away from me! Get away! You're s-s-scaring me!

You battle Oogie Boogie and get experience and the Oogie Boogie enemy card by
winning.

Everyone is back at Dr. Finkelstein's lab.

Dr. Finkelstein: Confound that Oogie Boogie! He drank nearly all of my precious
                 potion! There are only a few drops left!

Goofy: Sora, why don't you ask the doc if you can drink the rest?

Sora: No. I'd better not.

Dr. Finkelstein: What, don't you want it? Too bad. It would've been a great
                 experiment.

Sally: Now, Doctor...

Jack: Don't you want to find out about your true memories?

Sora: Of course — now more than ever. But there's this guy — Axel. I promised
      him I'd find the truth on my own.

Dr. Finkelstein: I just don't understand. When I inhaled the potion, Heartless
                 appeared...and when Oogie drank it, he was overcome with fear.
                 What could it mean?

Sally: It means the potion was a failure.

Dr. Finkelstein: No! I can't be wrong! Oogie MUST have found his true memories!
                 Hm... True memories must unbalance the heart and cause
                 unpredictable changes within!

Sora: Then...what about me? What happens when my true memories awaken?

Dr. Finkelstein: Perhaps something even more terrifying... But this is all just
                 a hypothesis. I can't be sure without further research.

Dr. Finkelstein leaves.

Jack: What's wrong, Sora? Does the doctor's theory scare you?

Sora: Well, yeah — a little.

Jack: That's good to hear! Fear and insecurity are signs of a strong heart.
      Without that strength, your zest for life would fade...as would your
      taste for fear. And believe me, that would really ruin my fun.

Sora: Thanks, Jack. I'll remember that.

Jack: Then good luck, gentlemen! May you always enjoy being frightened!

You are sent to the exit room and you exit Halloween Town.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 6-7 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

The trio walks forward to see Larxene there.

Donald: You're with Axel, aren't you!

Larxene: Ooh, aren't you clever. The name's Larxene. Are you enjoying your stay
         in Castle Oblivion? I bet it's nice to peel all the worthless memories
         away...and awaken the true memories that lie deep in your heart.

Sora: True memories?

Larxene: But you're still forgetting something, aren't you, Sora? The most
         important thing. When that poor girl hears you've forgotten her name,
         she'll be heartbroken.

Sora: You know her?! Is she...here?

Larxene: U-huuuuh. The bad guys are holding her deep within the castle. And
         you, the hero, have to go save her. Sadly, there's a catch...

Larxene runs through Sora and there is a short FMV with Sora's charm falling.

Larxene: I'M a bad guy, so you have to go through me!

Sora: Uhhh...

Goofy: Sora!

Sora: What's...that? Is that mine?

Larxene: Tsk, tsk. You've been wearing it all this time, and you forgot? No,
         you couldn't have. The memory is engraved in your heart. Now think,
         Sora. What oh what could it be? Who gave it to you?

Sora: Na...Na...mi...?

Larxene: That's right! Free the memory from your heart!

Sora: Nami...Naminé.

Larxene: Well, it's about time. That's right...Naminé. She's the one that gave
         you the cheesy good luck charm. Not that you remembered.

Larxene disappears and reappears on other side of Sora.

Larxene: No surprise, seeing as you forgot her NAME. Talk about heartless! It'd
         serve you right if I smashed this piece of junk!

Larxene readies to smash the charm and Sora jumps up to stop her.

Sora: Don't you touch it! Naminé gave me this. It's precious to me!

Larxene: Precious? Spare me! Ten seconds ago you didn't even know what it was!

You battle Larxene and get a thunder card.

Larxene: Hey, you're not half bad. Guess you really are a hero. A heartless
         hero!

Sora: Who asked you?!

Larxene: Does it hurt 'cause it's true? Grow up, Sora. If you're going to be a
         baby, then here — play with these. (throwing Sora world cards) They're
         more cards made from your memories. Say "thank you" like a good boy.
         Ta-ta!

Larxene vanishes.

Sora: Wait, Larxene! (running forward and looking around) Where are you? Don't
      you dare hide from me! Show yourself!

Everyone runs to Sora.

Jiminy: Sora, calm down! She's not coming back.

Goofy: Sora?

Sora: I hate her. It's not fair that she's the one who made me remember...
      Naminé is too special for that.


You head towards Floor 7 and see a scene scene with Axel and Larxene.

Larxene: Whew... Throwing the battle back there really wore me out.

Axel: Throwing the battle? Looks to me like you plain old lost the battle.

Larxene: H-How dare you! You just don't appreciate the finer nuances of —

?????: Axel is right. That was an ungainly performance, Larxene.

A man with light-brown hair in a black coat walks on-screen.

Larxene: Vexen!

Vexen: Humbled by someone of such limited significance. You shame yourself and
       the Organization.

Larxene: Grr..

Axel: Can we help you, Vexen? It's not very often we see you topside.

Vexen: I came to lend a hand. I remain unconvinced of any potential in this
       "hero" you've been coddling. Perhaps an experiment would put my doubts
       to rest.

Larxene: I knew this would happen. Everything's an experiment with you.

Vexen: I'm a scientist. Experimentation is what I do.

Axel: Whatever, Vexen. Do what you want. But cut the act. Testing Sora is just
      an excuse to test your little follower.

Vexen: Follower? I'll have you know he's the product of much research.

Larxene: What he is is a toy.

Vexen: Hmph. I see I'm wasting my time.

Axel: Have your fun. But take this with you. A wild card to keep the game
      fresh. (throwing a card to Vexen) Now don't tell me I don't respect my
      elders.

Vexen: I dare say I won't.

Riku appears in corner and screen fades.



Donald: Sora, slow down!

Sora: We don't have time! They've got Naminé. We have to rescue her!

Sora runs forward and Goofy and Donald try to catch up.

Goofy: Huff, huff... Sora sure seems worked up.

Donald: Can you blame him? After all this time, he finally remembers Naminé...
        only to find out she's being held prisoner!

Goofy: Good point, Donald. If we heard the king was in danger, we'd be upset,
       too.


                          ~~~~~~~~|Atlantica|~~~~~~~~

Goofy: Gawrsh! This looks like the bottom of the sea.

Sora: It sure does. So how come we can breathe?

Goofy: Hm...beats me! Maybe someone cast a spell on us?

Sora: It's just like breathing air!

Donald: But it's not air. See? Someone's swimming this way!

Ariel: (swimming on-screen) If anyone asks, you didn't see me!

Donald: What?

Ariel: Sorry, I don't have time to explain. Just promise you won't tell!

Something Ariel's holding sparkles.

Goofy: Hey, what's that sparkling thingy you got there?

Ariel: Oh, nothing — nothing at all! Remember, you didn't see me!

Ariel swims off.

Sora: She was hiding something.

Donald: I wonder what it was?

You get the Key of Beginnings card and the Atlantica Intro occurs.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Sebastian: Oh, woe is me...

Sora: Is something wrong?

Sebastian: Everything's wrong! Someone stole the king's magic trident.
           Atlantica is defenseless! And to top it off, Princess Ariel has
           disappeared! King Triton's worried sick. He won't leave his
           chambers.

Sora: Ariel? She disappeared?

Sebastian: Ariel's friend Flounder would know where she is, but now he's gone,
           too.

Sora: Wait a sec...Didn't we just see Ariel?

Goofy: Yep. But she didn't look real happy to see US! Hey, wasn't she carrying
       something when we saw her?

Sora: You don't think that was the trident?

Jiminy: You know, maybe it was.

Donald: But that means Ariel stole it!

Jiminy: There must be some explanation.

Sebastian: Oh, Ariel! Where have you run off to this time? If anything happens
           to you... It's all my fault! Sebastian, you are the world's worst
           guardian! What if she ran away because of my nagging? King Triton
           will banish be forever!

Sora: He'll pop his shell if we tell him Ariel took the trident.

Goofy: Guess we'll have to get to the bottom of this ourselves!

You get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Sora: There she is!

Ariel: This is all my fault. I wish I'd never taken Daddy's trident. I
       should've known things would turn out this way.

Donald: She DID steal it!

Goofy: Pipe down! Somebody's comin'!

??????: No need to worry, child. You did the right thing.

Ursula comes on-screen.

Ursula: Why, I'm sure you'd do anything in the world to help your little
        friend. Poor Flounder has been swept away to the human world. That's no
        place for a little fish. Why, if we don't hurry, you might not have a
        friend to save...

Ariel: No!

Ursula: Besides, you're not GIVING me the trident, dear — just letting me
        borrow it for a bit. You can save Flounder! Lend me the trident, and
        I'll help you!

Ariel: But...Daddy needs the trident to defend Atlantica I need time to think,
       Ursula.

Ursula: Well, it's all the same to me. Just remember, your little friend is
        dodging fishhooks while you twiddle your fins. Well, you can come see
        me once you've made up your mind.

Ursula leaves.

Ariel: What am I going to do?

Sora: Don't trust Ursula, that's for sure.

Ariel: How long have you been listening?

Sora: Oh, long enough.

Donald: It doesn't matter. Sora's right! Don't rust that sea witch! Ursula's up
        to no good. It's written all over her face.

Ariel: Then we all agree! The problem is, I don't have a clue where Flounder
       is. Ursula's the only one who can help.

Sora: What about us? Let's go talk to Ursula. You shouldn't have to do this by
      yourself.

Ariel: Really? You'll come with me?

Sora: You bet! I know how it feels to have friends in trouble. Let's get going!

You get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Ursula: My, so many guests! Have you made up your mind, my dear?

Ariel: I'll do anything for Flounder. But I need proof I can trust you. You
       said we could save Flouder if I gave you the trident. Well, prove it!

Ursula: But of course! See?

Ursula waves her hand and Flounder appears.

Flounder: Ariel!

Donald: I knew something was fishy!

Ursula: There you have it. If you want your precious Flounder back, give me the
        trident!

Ariel gives Ursula the trident.

Ursula: Ha ha! Mine at last! Now I'm ruler of all the seas!

Ariel: Let Flounder go!

Ursula: But of course! I'm feeling generous.

Flounder is let go.

Ursula: Which reminds me... You always wanted to see other worlds, didn't you?
        Well, dear, I know just the world to send you to! Unfortunately, this
        will be a one-way trip!

The ground shakes and Ursula becomes large.

Ursula: The sea and all its denizens shall grovel before me!

You battle Ursula and get experience and the Ursula enemy card by winning.

Flounder: Please don't be mad, Ariel. Ursula tricked me.

Ariel: Flounder, as long as you're safe, nothing else matters. Now all we have
       to do is return the trident and everything will be okay.

Sora: But what if the king finds out you're the one who took it in the first
      place?

Ariel: I'll be grounded for ages...

Sebastian: Ariel! Ariel! Where are you, girl? If you can hear me, please
           answer!

Ariel: It's Sebastian! He came all this way just to find me.

Goofy: Yep, and when he does, you're gonna get it!

Sora: Hey, I know! Why don't you just say Ursula stole the trident? And you got 
      it back all by yourself! Then there's no way you'll get in trouble!

Ariel: I just had the same idea! But...I can't do that. I don't want to get in
       trouble, but I can't lie. Not about this. I know I haven't made the best
       decisions lately. It was a mistake to take the trident. But I made that
       mistake because I wanted to help you, Flounder. I'm proud of that.
       Blaming someone else would mean giving those feelings up. So, I'm going
       to tell the truth.

Jiminy: She's right, Sora! Honesty is the best policy.

Sora: Hey, I was just kidding! Great, now I'M the one in hot water!

You are sent to the exit room and you exit Atlantica.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 7-8 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Sora sees Riku upon entering the hallway.

Sora: You, you're...Riku?!

Sora and gang run to him.

Sora: What are YOU doing here?

Riku: Don't sound so happy to see me, Sora. Let me know if I'm getting in the
      way of something more important.

Sora: No, of course not! I only meant —

Riku: Spare me. I bet you'd all but forgotten about me.

Sora: Are you crazy? I came all this way because I was LOOKING for YOU!

Riku: But not anymore, right? Now it's Naminé this, Naminé that. You don't care
      about me any more than you care about how Naminé feels.

Sora: What's that supposed to mean?

Riku: Never even gave it a thought, did you? Just 'cause you want to see Naminé
      doesn't mean it goes both ways.

Sora: Very funny!

Riku: Who's joking? Naminé doesn't even want to look at you.

Sora: Why not?!

Riku: Ask your memories. If you bothered to remember why Naminé left the
      islands...

Sora: Why? Did I do something? Is it my fault? Riku...

Riku: Go home, Sora. I can take care of Naminé. Anyone who goes near her...
      (taking on his dark powers) ...goes through me!

Sora: What's your problem! We finally find each other and you do this!

Riku: Since when have you cared about me? Naminé's not the only one who's sick
      of you.

Sora: Riku, no!

You battle Riku and get an Aero card. Following battle, Riku runs off.

Sora: Riku, come on! Wait!

You head towards Floor 8.

Sora: Riku! Where are you?

Goofy: Sora, are you okay?

Sora: Forget about me. What's happened to Riku?

Jiminy: He sure was acting strange. It's almost as if the Heartless were
        controlling him again.

Sora: No way! Ansem got to him once, but Ansem's history. We saw to that.

Goofy: I wonder what's wrong with him, then...

Donald: Hold on... Isn't the king supposed to be with Riku? If something's
        happened to Riku, then the king might be in danger! We gotta help him!

Sora: Yeah...

Donald: Sora...

Jiminy: Hey, Riku is still your friend, and that's no mistake.

Sora: You sure?

Jiminy: I know he said some awful things to you back there. But don't forget — 
        we're in Castle Oblivion. People lose their memory here a little bit at
        a time. Riku's probably forgotten that he and you were friends. That's
        all.

Sora: So it's not that he doesn't like me—he just forgot?

Jiminy: That'd be my guess. So instead of being sad, let's figure out a way to
        make Riku remember. It's not like you to mope. Let's work together and
        get through this.

Goofy: Jiminy's right. Don't push your friends away.

Sora: Yeah...okay.

Donald: No, no, NO! That's not what the Keyblade master should sound like!

Sora: Huh? Okay, how's this, then... (walking in front of everyone and holding
      up the Keyblade) I'll save Naminé, Riku, AND the king...and I'll do it
      blindfolded!

Jiminy: That's it, that's the spirit!

Sora: Heartless? Hah!! Forces of evil, do your worst!

Jiminy: Good, good! Now you're sounding heroic!

Donald: Boy, he sure knows how to get carried away...

Goofy: Yep, that's our Sora!


                         ~~~~~~~~|Never Land|~~~~~~~~

Sora: Now where are we?

Goofy: The floor is kinda unsteady. I can hear the ocean, too...

Donald: I know! We must be inside a ship!

Sora: Well, we'd better find a way out. But which way do we go?

Tinker Bell flies in.

Donald: Wak!

Sora: Who are you?

Jiminy: Maybe she's trying to help us.

Tinker Bell flutters in agreement.

Goofy: Looks like you're right!

Tinker Bell and the others leave, you get the Key of Beginnings card, and the
Neverland intro occurs.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Sora: Is it just me, or are all the rooms starting to look the same?

Goofy: Maybe we're just goin' in circles?

Donald: Some help SHE was.

Goofy: I think you mighta ruffled her feathers, Donald.

????? ???: Tink, what are you doing! You weren't supposed to bring the pirates
           WITH you!

Peter Pan: (appearing on-screen) Stay back, pirates, or this will be the last
           fight you pick!

Donald: Don't be so rude! We're not pirates! We're only here because...
        because...Um...why are we here, Sora?

Sora: How am I supposed to know, Donald? Goofy, what do you think?

Goofy: Gawrsh, beats me.

Peter Pan: Okay, okay, I get the picture. Sora, Donald, and Goofy, right? I
           guess pirates wouldn't get lost on their own ship. And you're
           dressed funny.

Donald: There you go again!

Sora: Wait, so if you though we were pirates...This must be a pirate ship!

Peter Pan: That's right. You're trapped inside the notorious Captain Hook's
           vessel.

Donald: Well, if we're trapped, that means you are, too!

Peter Pan: Me? Don't be silly. No one can capture Peter Pan! I'm just lying low
           until it's time to make my move.

Goofy: Uh, what move is that?

Peter Pan: The pirates kidnapped my friend Wendy. She's got to be somewhere on
           this ship. I didn't expect there to be so many watchmen, though. I
           sent Tink to look for a way around...but all she found was you.

Sora: I bet I know what Tink had in mind! If we all make a big enough racket,
      we can distract the pirates!

Tinker Bell flutters in agreement.

Goofy: Gawrsh, you musta read her mind.

Sora: So how 'bout it? Let's work together, at least until we get above deck.

Peter Pan: Well, why not? Of course, I could save Wendy myself, if I wanted to.
           But you guys look like you'd be stuck without me.

Donald: Don't you have any manners?

You get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Peter Pan: There she is!

Wendy: Peter? Peter Pan!

Peter Pan: Wendy, are you okay? I've come to rescue you with my three
           assistants! C'mon, let's get off this ship and go explore Never
           Land! We'll never grow up!

Wendy: Listen, Peter. There's something I've got to tell you. I want to go home
       to London.

Peter Pan: What are you talking about? Stay here in Never Land, and you can be
           a kid forever. Every day'll be an adventure! If you go back to
           London, you'll stop being a kid. You'll grow up and we'll never see
           each other again!

Wendy: I know, Peter. But...I still want to go home.

Peter Pan: I came to rescue you! And you don't care if you ever see me again!

Wendy: No, you don't understand!

Peter Pan: Suit yourself! And while you're at it, rescue yourself! I'm leaving.

Peter flies off.

Sora: Hey, wait a minute —

Donald: There he goes.

Wendy: Peter...

Sora: Not very thoughtful, is he? What do we do now?

Goofy: Hey, I've got an idea! Why don't we think of something after we get to
       the deck?

Donald: What kind of idea is that? But you do have a point...

Sora: Well, there's still trouble waiting outside. Wendy, you stay here. We'll
      try to create a distraction.

Wendy: Okay, I understand.

Goofy: Maybe if you stay here, Peter will change his mind and come back.

Trio runs off and you get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Donald: Whew! We finally made it out!

????: There you are, you rascals!

[Hook appears]

Hook: I'll teach you to stow away on Captain Hook's vessel! Friends of Peter
      Pan, I'll wager!

Donald: Are we his friends?

Goofy: He sure didn't seem to think so.

Sora: Yeah, the way he took off like that. He even ditched Wendy.

Hook: I'm not finished talking yet! How dare you ignore me and plot behind my
      back! Uncivilized brats! You're in cahoots with Peter Pan, no mistake!

Sora: If you say so. Either way, you're gonna let us off this ship.

Goofy: And Wendy's coming with us.

They prepare to fight.

Hook: Think again, you scallywags! Hook's one step ahead of you!

Wendy is shown on the gangplank.

Sora: Wendy!

Hook: Any trouble, and Wendy swims with the sharks!

Donald: You wouldn't!

Hook: Believe me, I'd rather not. After all, I need Wendy to lure out that
      blasted Peter Pan!

Peter Pan: Then I'll just have to take the bait, you old codfish!

Peter flies to Wendy.

Wendy: Peter!

Peter Pan: Here I am, Hook! Miss me?

Hook: Insolent pup! Today is the day you pay for taking my hand!

Peter Pan: Uh-oh!

Peter rescues Wendy and Hook almost falls off the gangplank.

Hook: Agh? Wa–wa-wa-wa-whoa! You've made a fool of me for the last time, Pan!
      I'll skewer the lot of you!

You battle Hook and get experience and the Hook enemy card from winning.

Sora: Thanks, Peter, we owe you one.

Peter Pan: Well, at first I thought I'd let you handle the situation...But I
           couldn't just stand by when things got out of hand. It looks like I
           might've underestimated you, though. You did good!

           Look, Wendy, about London... Are you sure you won't change your
           mind?

Wendy: Peter, I'm sorry. But I really want to go home.

Peter Pan: I was afraid of that... Everyone grows up — and grownups always
           forget. First you'll forget what it feels like to be a kid, and then
           you'll forget about me.

Wendy: How can you say such a thing, Peter? I'll never forget you.

Peter Pan: Sure, that's what you think now. But when you try to remember me,
           the memories will be gone. You'll forget — little by little, one
           memory at a time. Once you're grown up, there won't be a single
           memory left.

Sora: Don't say that. Memories — even important ones — don't come back to us
      whenever we want them to. But that doesn't mean the memories are gone.

      It's more like...like they're sleeping. So when the right thing comes
      along and wakes the memory up, we can remember it. The memories engraved
      in our hearts never go away. I'm sure of it.

Wendy: He's right, Peter.

Peter Pan: Never, huh? It's funny. Grownups shouldn't be able to see me
           anymore...But I have a feeling you guys just might be different.
           Okay, Sora! If you say we'll meet again, then I believe you!

Peter picks up Wendy.

Wendy: Oh, Peter!

Peter Pan: Let's go, Wendy. London is waiting. Goodbye, Sora. I'll be waiting
           to see what you look like all grown up!

They leave and Tinker Bell comes to Sora.

Sora: What's the matter, Tink?

You get a Tinker Bell card from her.

Sora: This must be a gift from Peter.

Donald: Maybe he's not such a thoughtless guy after all.

A moogle falls from the air and lands on Donald.

Donald: Oww!

Goofy: Another gift from Peter?

Donald: What's the big idea!

They all laugh.


                     ~~~~~~~~|Floors 8-9 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Trio moves forward and Riku is there.

Riku: Can't take a hint, can you? Leave, Sora.

Sora: I'm not leaving until I rescue you and Naminé.

Riku: Hah! What makes you think I need rescuing?

Sora: Then think of Kairi. She wants you to come home, too. Don't you remember?

Riku: You're the one forgetting. I told YOU to take care of her. At Kingdom
      Hearts — when we closed the door to darkness. Give it up, Sora. I'm not
      going back to the islands, and you're not changing my mind.

Sora: It's not just Kairi! What about the rest of our friends?

Riku: You can have them. I forgot about those losers ages ago.

Sora: Listen to yourself! 

Riku: What about you, Sora? Do you even remember what they all look like?

Sora: Of course I... [he thinks]

Riku: Don't feel bad. That's what this castle does to you if you stay too long.
      You forget all the useless stuff and remember for the first time what
      really matters. I remembered it, Sora. The one thing most important to
      me. I'm staying here to protect Naminé. Nothing else matters!

Sora: Hey, Riku... (readying to fight) Mind if I jog your memory?

Riku: Go ahead and try.

You battle Riku.

Riku: Grrr...Too bad, Sora. Nothing's coming back to me. Maybe you should try
      hitting a little harder.

Sora: No, that's enough! C'mon, Riku... Let's quit pushing each other around
      and go help Naminé.

Riku: What, together? That is so like you. You're always trying to worm your
      way into my heart!

Sora: Whoa, whoa, time out! When did I ever do that?

Riku: Hmph, you probably forgot. It never mattered to you how I felt!

Riku runs off.

Sora: I won't let you push me away.


You head towards Floor 9 and you see a scene with Axel and the blond-haired
girl.

Axel: Heh heh... I know exactly how you feel. Don't get your hopes up. Nobodies
      can't be somebodies. But think, Naminé. I'm sure there's SOMETHING you
      could do...



Sora: Why... I don't get it. We both want the same thing. We both want to help
      Naminé. So why are we fighting? I mean, Riku and I have bumped heads over
      stuff in the past...

Donald: That's for sure!

Goofy: Well, the more you fight the closer you must be.

Sora: Yeah, I know. But Riku doesn't seem to feel that way...

Donald: Have a little faith, Sora! You guys used to be inseparable, right? You,
        Riku, and Kai...Kai...And, um, what's-her-name.

Jiminy: This is awful. Our memories are fading fast. We'd better hurry, Sora.
        I'm sure you and Riku can talk things out.

Sora: You're probably right. After all, the three of us were never apart! Me,
      Riku...and Naminé.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Hollow Bastion|~~~~~~~~

Goofy: I hear voices! I wonder who it is.

Jiminy: Shhh! I think something's wrong!

Beast: But Belle, I don't understand! I came her to rescue you!

Belle: I didn't ask you to come. And it doesn't matter anyway. I'm not going
       back with you, so you're wasting your time.

Beast: Have you lost your mind? How can you stay here with that witch?

Belle: I've nothing more to say. Now leave, before Maleficent finds you.

Belle walks away.

Beast: Belle...why?

Sora and co. run forward.

Sora: I'm not sure what's going on, but...is everything okay?

Donald: Don't feel bad. There must be a reason she said those things.

Beast: Keep your sympathy. No one could ever care for a beast like me.

Beast walks off.

Goofy: Sure wish there was somethin' we could do for him.

You get the Key of Beginnings card and the Hollow Bastion intro occurs.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Sora and co. approach Belle.

Belle: Who are you? Did Maleficent kidnap you, too?

Sora: Uh...not exactly. It's a long story. Hey, wait a sec... So, you've been
      kidnapped? You don't want to be here?

Belle: No, I don't. That witch Maleficent forced me to come here. I have no one
       to talk to. Books are all I have to ease my loneliness. And then there's
       him...Oh, I've missed him so much.

Goofy: You mean the Beast? Then why were you so mean to him before?

Sora: Yeah. You really hurt his feelings.

Belle: You don't understand. I can't let him see how I really feel.

Sora: Why not?

Belle: It's just that — Oh no, she's coming! Hide, quickly! There's no time to
       explain. Hide yourselves! Now!

Sora and co. run off and Maleficent comes.

Belle: Oh... Good day, Maleficent. What brings you here?

Maleficent: He was here — yes? He risked his life to come and save you. Why do
            you reject him?

Belle: I won't ask for his help.

Maleficent: Oh, and why is that?

Belle: You know very well why. I'm not going to fall into your trap!

Maleficent: Then I have no choice but to make you BEG for his help!

Maleficent and Belle vanish as Sora and co. return.

Sora: No! She got away!

Donald: What should we do?

Sora: Help her, of course! What else?

They leave and you get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Maleficent: What are you waiting for? Call to him!

Belle: No! I won't let you hurt him!

Maleficent: Then I shall make you scream! The fool will come running the moment
            he hears your cries.

Sora: Enough!

Sora and co. run in.

Sora: The Beast isn't the only one you have to deal with.

Maleficent: Begone, boy. You have no business here. Unless, of course, you wish
            to join in the screaming! Yes... When that brute hears your shrieks
            of terror, he'll come right to me!

Beast: Don't trouble yourself, Maleficent. I'm here.

Beast walks in.

Belle: You came! No! You mustn't! I told you to leave this place! Leave me
       alone! I never want to see your face again!

Beast: Belle...

Jiminy: What an awful thing to say!

Beast: All right. If that's how you feel, I understand. My hideous form is
       punishment for being selfish and unable to love. Transformed into a
       monster, loved by no one, I only became more selfish.

       And then I met you, Belle. You're the only person who accepted me.
       Little by little, you warmed my cold, selfish heart. The memories of our
       days together are my most precious. I won't cast them aside. So I'm
       sorry, but I can't leave you here...even if you hate me for it. Consider
       it my final selfish act.

Belle: But why...

Maleficent: Well, well. I never dreamed such ugliness could hide so beautiful a
            heart. This calls for a change of plan. Beast, I shall claim your
            heart instead of Belle's!

Belle: No! Please! (running in front of Beast to take an energy blast) Unnh...?

Belle's heart departs from her body and she disappears.

Maleficent: Well, so much for the change of plan. Belle's heart it is. It seems
            her cold words spoke little of her true feelings. Ha ha ha, she
            loves you, Beast! I can feel it shining in her heart!

Beast: You fiend! Release Belle's heart at once!

Maleficent vanishes in darkness.

Beast: Where is she?

Sora and gang run to Beast.

Sora: She went that way! That's the way the shadows fled.

Beast: What are you doing here?

Donald: No time to talk! We gotta go after them right away!

Beast: You'd help me?

Goofy: You bet! After what you just said, we GOTTA help you!

Sora: Let's go get Belle's heart back!

Beast: Right!

They run off and you get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Maleficent: You've done well to make it this far, Beast. As your reward, I'll
            tell you why Belle rejected you. My dark magic requires hearts of
            utmost beauty. Belle was perfect. Deep in her heart, her love for
            you shone with uncommon radiance. But she guessed my plans. By
            denying her love for you, she put her heart beyond my reach.

Beast: But she saved me! She protected me!

Sora: She couldn't hide how she really felt...

Beast: I've heard enough! Release her heart, Maleficent! If you don't...

Maleficent: Hm hm hm...

Beast: Witch! Do not try my patience!

Maleficent: Don't you realize why I am telling you all this? Did you think it
            was out of kindness? I did it to erase your doubts. Now your heart
            is beginning to shine with love for Belle. The perfect fuel for my
            dark magic! I shall have your heart, too, monster!

They ready to fight.

Sora: Not if we stop you!

Maleficent: You dare to challenge me? Pitiful fools!

Maleficent turns into a dragon and you battle Dragon Maleficent, netting you
experience and the Dragon Maleficent enemy card for winning.

Belle's heart is released and she reappears.

Beast: Belle! Thank goodness...

Belle: Please forgive me. I had to be cruel to you. But I guess I couldn't hide
       my true feelings...

Beast: I'm the one who should apologize. For just a moment, I doubted your
       love. I never want to remember those feelings of despair.

Belle: Then don't. Let's replace the sad memories with happier ones — starting
       now.

Beast: Belle...

Goofy: There they go with the mushy stuff, a-hyuck!

Sora: Yeah. We'd better give them some privacy.

Donald: Good idea! Let's keep moving.

They leave, you are sent to the exit room, and you exit Hollow Bastion.


                    ~~~~~~~~|Floors 9-10 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Donald: Where's Riku? I thought he'd be here waiting for us.

Goofy: Guess he finally got fighting out of his system.

Sora: I sure hope so.


You head towards Floor 10 and see a scene with Axel, Larxene, and Vexen.

Larxene: Now what, Vexen? Looks like your little toy isn't taking orders
         anymore.

Axel: Now Larxene... Shouldn't we give Vexen the benefit of the doubt? Riku
      could be hiding as part of some elaborate plan to lure Sora deeper into
      the castle.

Larxene: Oh, of course! Why didn't I see it before? Terribly sorry, Vexie. I
         guess I'm just used to you and your research being more funny than
         formidable.

Vexen: Hold your tongue!

Larxene: Aww, are you sulking? Ha ha, you are so half-baked.

Vexen: You're hardly one to talk, you conniving little —

????????: That will do.

Vexen: Marluxia!

A hooded figure walks forward and unmasks.

Marluxia: Your project has failed, Vexen. Do not disappoint us again.

Vexen: Disappoint YOU? You presume too much, No. 11. I am No. 4, and I will not
       stand for your snide remarks!

Marluxia: Yes, you will. This castle and the girl Naminé have been entrusted to
          ME. Defy me, and you defy the Organization.

Larxene: Unless I'm mistaken, treason is a CAPITAL crime...

Vexen: This is absurd!

Marluxia: In the name of the Organization, I pronounce your project a failure.
          This lapse must be reported to the Superior.

Vexen: No... Please, don't! I beg of you! Leave him out of this!

Marluxia: I will, under one condition.

Vexen: What condition?

Marluxia: You must eliminate Sora personally.

Vexen: Eliminate him?!

Marluxia: You refuse?

Vexen: No...I mean...but...Why would you want that?

Marluxia: Just do it.

Vexen vanishes.

Axel: He'll really do it, you know. He's got no choice.

Marluxia: Neither do we. (walking to Naminé) What to do? Your hero is soon to
          be wiped from existence. But he made a promise to you, didn't he?
          Isn't that right, Naminé?

Naminé: ...Yes.



Donald: The tenth floor already... We've come a long way.

Jiminy: And we've lost ten floors' worth of memories. Sora, it's not too late.
        We should turn back.

Sora: No, I can't do that. That would be breaking my promise.

Jiminy: Promise? What promise is that?

Sora: When we were little, I made a promise to Naminé. I told her I'd always
      keep here safe, no matter what. But I didn't remember until I started
      forgetting everything else. I can't believe I forgot something that
      important! But I can still make up for it now. From now on, I'm keeping
      my promise.

Jiminy: Okay, Sora. We understand.


                         ~~~~~~~~|100 Acre Wood|~~~~~~~~

Pooh is walking around and Sora comes.

Sora: What's wrong, little fella?

Pooh: I'm looking for my friends.

Sora: Are they around here? It looks like nobody's here.

Pooh: So I guess I'm looking for nobody.

Sora: Hmm? You're looking for nobody?

Pooh: Yes. I keep looking, but I'm getting nowhere. All this searching is
      making me hungry. I wonder if there's a bit of honey around here. But if
      I start eating. I'll have to stop searching...

Sora: Why don't we look for your friends together?

Pooh: You mean, look for nobody?

Sora: No, for your friends. They might be around here. Let's find them
      together.

Pooh: Are you looking for my friends too?

Sora: No, but I'm looking for some friends of my own.

Pooh: Are they Pooh's friends? Now, just a minute... I'm Pooh, not you.

Sora: That's right. I'm Sora! My friends are different from your friends. But I
      know what it's like to miss your friends. So why don't we look for them
      together?

Pooh: That sounds perfect.

You are told how to go through the 100 Acre Wood and the 100 Acre Wood intro
occurs.

You and Pooh jump in cart and a wheel falls off and then you go to Piglet.

Piglet: Ooooh! Oh no, oh no, oh no... I-I-I'm nobody. You needn't pay me any
        mind!

Sora: You're not Pooh's friend?

Piglet: N-N-N-No! Um, oh, no, I mean, I'm not NOT Pooh's friend... I'm... 
        I'm...

Pooh: (walking forward) Why, hello there, Piglet.

Piglet: Oh! It's you, Pooh! I'm so relieved... I finally found someone! I got
        separated from the others. I was so worried, I didn't know what to do.

Sora: That explains why you were so fidgety.

Pooh: Piglet, why don't you come with us to look for the rest of our friends?

Piglet: What? Oh my, I don't know... Hm... What should I do...

Sora: Guess he doesn't want to come. Let's go, Pooh.

They start walking off.

Piglet: Oh! Wait!

Pooh: Did you make up your mind?

Piglet: Well, no, I'm still thinking. But I found something strange in the
        bushes. I wouldn't know what to do with it. You can have it.

You learn Confuse. Next you walk to balloons near bushes, Pooh flies up and Owl
stops him and brings him down.

Owl: Are you all right, Pooh?

Pooh: I had a wonderful time, Owl. I could do that all day.

Sora: Maybe you should use a balloon to look for your friends.

Owl: You might think so, young man. But the problems start when you find them.
     Once you find your friends, how do you get down to them?

     A balloon goes where the wind blows. You've no control over where you go.
     What if you saw your friends, but the wind kept them just out of reach? I
     think I'd rather keep looking for my friends, than find them and not be
     able to reach them.

Sora: You've got a point.

Owl: If you want to find someone, you'd best do it on foot. It can be quite
     exciting to stumble across a friend where you least expect them!

Pooh: Well, that's certainly how I feel when I stumble across some honey!

Owl: That's the spirit, Pooh! The trick is to keep moving and keep looking.

Pooh: All right, Owl, that's what I'll do. I can't wait to find that honey...

Sora: Don't worry, I'll help Pooh find his friends.

Owl: Splendid! Here's something to speed you on your way.

Owl gives you a Spellbinder card. Next you lead Pooh to hole with tracks to
rescue Roo.

Pooh: Well, if it isn't you, Roo! What were you doing in that hole?

Roo: I was so busy looking for Tigger, I fell right in!

Pooh: Then why didn't you jump right out again?

Roo: I was waiting for Tigger to come along! Then when Tigger fell in the hole,
     why there I'd be! He'd be so surprised! Doesn't it sound fun?

Sora: But what if he doesn't fall in?

Pooh: I think Tigger would bounce right over the hole.

Roo: To tell the truth, I was getting a little lonely and tired of waiting for
     him to fall in.

Sora: Instead of waiting, why don't you see if you can find him?

Roo: You're right! That's a great idea!

Roo gets ready to leave but comes back.

Roo: By the way, I found this in the hole. Why don't you take it?

Roo hops off and you get an Elixir card. Next you take Pooh to beehive near
Eeyore to get him to be chased and reveal Eeyore's tail.

Pooh: Oh, my poor head...

Eeyore: Well, much obliged, Pooh.

Pooh: Much obliged to you too, Eeyore. But what for?

Eeyore: For running into that tree and getting my tail back for me.

Pooh: Why, I was just trying to get away from those honey bees. All I wanted
      was a tiny taste of honey...

Eeyore: Oh, is that so? Well, you helped me anyhow.

Sora: I though there was honey in that tree too. I never guessed we'd find your
      tail.

Eeyore: Oh, just an accident. Of course. No one would help me on purpose. But
        I'm still obliged. Thank you, Pooh and Sora.

Pooh: You're welcome, Eeyore.

Eeyore: Here's something for you.

Sora: Hey, it's okay, Eeyore. It was just an accident.

Eeyore: I know, but this fell down along with my tail. It's my accidental thank
        you.

You learn Bind. Next you lead Pooh to stumps by Roo and have him jump across 4
in counterclockwise fashion, causing Tigger to come.

Tigger: So, you feel like some bouncin' with Tigger, eh?

Pooh: Did you see me jump? Sora showed me how.

Tigger: You got the idea, kiddo! But you're still not doin' it right!

Sora: What do you mean?

Tigger: Just imitating Tigger's no good, no matter how much you like my
        bouncin'! You gotta try all kinds of bouncin'! Make up your own style!
        I'm Tigger, and you're you! That's why it's fun!

Sora: We wanted you to notice. That's why Pooh was imitating you.

Tigger: Now I see! If you wanna see Tigger bounce, just say the word! Here I
        go!

Tigger will bounce around.

Tigger: How'm I doin'?

Sora: Ha ha... Nobody bounces better!

Tigger: But don't just do what I do! You gotta bounce your own way if you wanna
        be a bouncer like Tigger! Hoo hoo hoo!

Tigger goes off.

Pooh: Why, look Sora. Tigger dropped something...

You learn Idyll Romp. Next you lead Pooh to area just beyond first set of posts
and hit 14 cabbages that are tossed in your direction.

Sora: That was close! Are you okay, Pooh?

Pooh: Yes...I seem to be.

Sora: Where did all those cabbages come from?

Rabbit: Yoo-hoo!

Rabbit comes.

Pooh: Hello, Rabbit. What's all the fuss?

Rabbit: Did you see my cabbages come rolling past?

Sora: You mean THOSE cabbages?

Rabbit: My goodness! There they are, all nicely stacked! How kind of you.
        Carrying them is so troublesome, I thought I'd try rolling them! But it
        didn't work very well.

Pooh: So that's why those cabbages came chasing after us. It gave us quite a
      turn.

Sora: We almost got bowled over, you know.

Rabbit: I'm very sorry... I was going to carry them in my cart, but someone
        broke it! It's quite annoying! I wonder who it was?

Pooh: Well, Rabbit, Sora and I —

Sora: Whoa, whoa! Umm...Pooh, we'd better get going! We're in a hurry, right?

Pooh: Yes, I suppose you're right. Goodbye, Rabbit.

Rabbit: Just a moment! I must repay you for stacking my cabbages. Thank you
        very much. I don't know how I would've managed without you.

Sora: Ha ha ha... Maybe you would've managed BETTER without us...

Rabbit: Now, what do you mean by that?

Sora: N-Nothing!

You learn Synchro. Lastlyl, you lead Pooh to log at end of world.

Sora: I guess we can't go any farther. So what do you think, Pooh? Wasn't it
      more fun looking for friends together?

Pooh: Yes...you were right, Sora. I'd like you to have this, with my thanks.
      (You get a Bambi card) Whew...I've walked so far, I think I need a little
      rest. If only I had a nice pot of honey to keep me company...

Sora: Well, I'd better be going.

Pooh: Where are you going?

Sora: I've gotta keep looking for my friends.

Pooh: Then I'd better help you look for them, too.

Sora: That's okay, Pooh. You should stay here, in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Pooh: You mean...this is goodbye?

Sora: No way! I'll always know where to find you. If I don't forget...

Pooh: Don't worry, Sora. You can count on me. Even if you forget Pooh, I won't
      forget you.

Sora: Thanks, Pooh.


                    ~~~~~~~~|Floors 10-11 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

The trio runs up to see Vexen.

Sora: Who are you?!

Vexen: That's no way to greet a stranger, Sora. I am Vexen. I've come to
       collect your debt.

Goofy: Do you owe him something?

Sora: Of course not!

Vexen: Oh, but you do. You owe me for reuniting you with your former friend.

Sora: You don't mean —

Vexen: Yes. I am the one who brought Riku to you.

Sora: So...you're the one... You're the one who's been controlling him! What
      have you done with him?

Vexen: I see no need to tell you. Why trouble in your final moments?

You battle Vexen.

Vexen: Splendid! As expected, you don't die so easily.

Sora: As if I'd ever lose to you!

Vexen: You'll yet have your chance. As we fought, I delved deep into your
       memory...and look what I found. This is a card crafted from memories
       locked in the other side of your heart. If you want to fight me for
       real, then step into the world within this card!

Vexen throws you a world card and vanishes.

Sora: Come back! (looking at card) Other side? What's he talking about?


You head towards Floor 11 and see a scene with Axel, Larxene, and Marluxia.

Larxene: Is it just me, or has Vexen finally lost it? Now he's done something
         REALLY rash...What now, Axel? The show's over if Sora finds out about
         the other side.

Axel: If he just passes through without catching on, we can patch things up
      later. But if not...

Marluxia: Let Naminé handle this. In the meantime, Axel, you know what to do.

Axel: No, I don't. Maybe you could spell it out for me.

Marluxia: Rid us of our traitor.

Axel: Done. There's no taking that order back later.

Axel leaves.



Jiminy: A card made of memories from the other side of your heart...I wonder
        what it does?

Sora: Only one way to find out. Besides, it's the only card we have left.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Twilight Town|~~~~~~~~

Goofy: Gawrsh... Where are we, Sora?

Sora: Hmm...I dunno...I've never been here.

Donald: Me neither.

Jiminy: But that can't be right! Up until now we've only been to places in
        Sora's memory.

Sora: Maybe so, but I definitely don't remember this.

Donald: Maybe you forgot this town just like the other stuff.

Jiminy: This is terrible. Our memories are practically gone.

Sora: We'll be okay. See, look at this...

Sora shows them charm.

Goofy: Naminé's good luck charm!

Sora: There's a special memory that goes with this. One night, when Naminé and
      I were little, there was this meteor shower. Naminé started crying. She
      said, "What if a shooting star hits the island?" So I said, "If a
      shooting star comes this way, I'll hit it right back into outer space!" I
      was swinging this toy sword around the whole time. Naminé just smiled and
      said "Thanks." And then she gave me this.

Screen goes black and an image of Naminé appears with Sora.

Naminé: Sora, I'm so sorry. All this, because of me...

The image vanishes.

Sora: Naminé said she had it ever since she was a baby.

Donald: And she gave it to you? Wow...

Sora: Yeah. So I promised her... "From now on, I'll bring you good luck. I'll 
      keep you safe." I really let her down...

You get the Key of Beginnings card.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

The trio walks in front of a mansion.

Goofy: What's the matter?

Sora: I feel kind of funny. I'm sure I don't know this place, but it's starting
      to feel real familiar...

Donald: Then you must've been here before.

Sora: That's just it. I never have.

Goofy: Maybe it's like with Naminé. You forgot other stuff, so now you remember
       this place.

Sora: No...it's different. With Naminé, the memories of us together sort of
      came drifting back piece by piece. But here, there are no memories.
      Everything feels familiar, that's all.

Vexen: Does it, now? (appearing) A question, then, Sora... Which is more real
       to you: your memories of Naminé, or the familiarity you feel here?

Sora: Naminé, of course! Whatever I feel here is just some trick of yours!

Vexen: Ha ha ha... The memory's wiles are cruel. In its silence, we forget. And
       in its perversion, it binds our hearts firmly.

Sora: I don't have time for your riddles!

Vexen: Then recall that this place was made from another side of your memory.
       Yes, the other side of your heart knows this place. The other side
       remembers.

Sora: You're wrong! I don't know this place!

Vexen: If you remain bound by the chains of memory, and refuse to believe your
       heart...then you may as well throw your heart away. You're no Keyblade
       master, no master of anything — just a slave to twisted memories. Just 
       like my Riku. You're not fit to exist.

Sora: YOUR Riku? (readying to fight) You're so full of it! YOU'RE the one who
      changed Riku, aren't you? Every word you've said is a lie! I'd never
      throw away my heart! I'm gonna take you down and save Riku and Naminé.
      THAT's what's in my heart!

You battle Vexen and get experience and the Vexen card by winning.

Vexen: Urrgh... Such strength, even at the mercy of your memory... You ARE
       dangerous! You must be exterminated!

Sora: Fine, whatever! Just put Riku back the way he was!

Vexen: Put him back? Fool of a boy! Even now you understand nothing. The Riku
       you speak of has but one fate — to sink into the emptiness of darkness.
       And you will share that fate, Sora! If you continue to seek the girl
       Naminé, the shackles will tighten... You'll lose your heart and become
       Marluxia's pawn!

Sora: Marluxia? Who's that, and what do they have to do with Nami—

Axel's weapon strikes Vexen from behind.

Vexen: Gaah?!

Vexen falls to knees and Axel appears.

Sora: Axel!

Axel: Hey, Sora. Sorry to cut in right when he was getting to the juicy bits.

Vexen: Unnngh... Axel, wh...why...?

Axel: You sure love to talk. It's about time you shut up — forever.

Vexen: No... Don't do it...!

Axel: We're nobodies, Vexen. We've got no one to be — but we still "are." So
      look on the bright side. You're off the hook. Now you can be nothing
      instead of just being nobody.

Vexen: M-Mercy, Axel! I don't want to...go yet...

Axel: NOW you can tell me I don't respect my elders.

Axel slashes Vexen; Vexen dies and disappears.

Sora: What the... What ARE you people?

Axel: Wish I knew the answer to that myself.

Axel disappears, you are sent to the exit room, and you exit Twilight Town.


                    ~~~~~~~~|Floors 11-12 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

You see a scene with Axel, Larxene and Marluxia.

Larxene: Nice work, Axel. Good riddance to that blabbermouth.

Axel: Marluxia, you used Vexen to test Sora's strength, right?

Larxene: Not just Sora's. Yours too, Axel. We weren't sure if you had it in you
         to take out a fellow member of the Organization. Well, I guess you
         did. You can join the big leagues now. With the three of us, taking
         over the Organization will be child's play.

Axel: I see. And that's where Sora comes in, right?

Larxene: Right. He wants to see Naminé, so we give him what he wants.

Marluxia: Rejoice, Naminé. The hero you've longed for is nearly here.

Naminé: I'm... I'm very happy.

Larxene: Are you, now? Well, in your fits of happiness, try not to do anything
         to hurt Sora's feelings. Am I clear?

Naminé: Yes.

Marluxia: All you need do is layer the memories, one by one, and bring his
          heart closer.

Marluxia and Larxene disappear.

Naminé: Sora... Even if you come for me — what then?



Sora and co. walk forward to see Riku.

Riku: Enough, Sora! You'll just hurt Naminé if you go any further.

Sora: What, you still want to fight? Vexen's gone — you're free!

Riku: Free? I'm protecting Naminé from you because it's what MY heart tells me
      to do. I promised her... I promised Naminé I'd keep her safe.

Sora: You...did?

Riku: There was a meteor shower one night when she and I were little...Naminé
      got scared and said, "What if a shooting star hits the islands?" So I
      told her, "If a shooting star comes this way, I'll protect you" And
      then —

Sora: You made a promise! And you had a toy sword!

Riku: Y-Yeah... How do you know about that?

Sora: But...that was MY promise! On the night of the meteor shower, I said I'd
      protect her!

Riku: Liar! It was just me and her!

Sora: Oh yeah? Then how come she gave ME her good luck charm?

Riku: Her what?!

Sora: (holding out charm) See?

Riku: But... Where did you get that? Oh, I know what you're trying to pull.

Sora: Huh?

Riku: That's a fake. I've got the real one right here!

Riku holds out charm.

Sora: What... TWO of them?!

Riku: I'll teach YOU to make stuff up!

You battle Riku. Upon winning, Riku runs off and drops his charm.

Sora: Riku!

Sora runs to charm.

Donald: This is...Naminé's good luck charm, isn't it?

Sora: It's just like the one she gave me. How'd he get this?

Charm floats in air and turns into a world card.

Goofy: It turned into a card...



Donald: Ahh, somebody tell me what's going on here...

Sora: Let's just keep going, okay? It doesn't matter anymore.

Donald: Of course it matters! Don't you think it's weird that you and Riku have
        the same exact memory? You can't both be right.

Sora: (running to Donald) Oh, so I'm wrong, huh? Fine, don't believe me!

Goofy: That's not what Donald meant. We're just worried.

Sora: Then let's hurry up and ask Naminé. That should clear it up, right? Look,
      we don't have time to sit around. So LET'S GO.

Goofy: Sora...what's happening to you?

Sora: What's that supposed to mean?

Goofy: You always get real touchy when it comes to Naminé. Did you ever ask
       yourself why?

Donald: Before we came to this castle, you didn't even know her name. Now she's
        all you think about.

Goofy: It doesn't make sense. Maybe you should stop and think things through?

Sora: Think things through? You mean abandon her, is that it?

Donald: No, but —

Sora: Whatever, do what you want. Lay back, take a nap, I don't care! I'M going
      to find Naminé!

Sora runs off.

Donald: Sora!



You see a scene with Axel and Naminé.

Axel: You're all he's got left. If you don't stop this, no one will.

Naminé: But...it's too late now.

Axel: Oh, I don't think you should give up just yet. By the way, Naminé. I
      don't see Marluxia around. Do you?

Naminé: What are you trying to say?

Axel: There's no one here to stop you. Do it right.

Naminé runs off.

Axel: Hm hmm... Ha ha haaa! Now THIS should be good. All the actors are in
      place. Now, Sora! Naminé! Riku! Marluxia! Larxene! It's about time you
      gave me one hell of a show!




Jiminy: Sora, you shouldn't talk to Donald and Goofy like —

Sora: Keep it to yourself!



                        ~~~~~~~~|Destiny Islands|~~~~~~~~

Sora: I'm not going crazy. Right? I know exactly where this is... Yeah! This is
      our island — where Naminé and I used to play together!

?????: Heeeey!

Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie run up.

Wakka: Whassup, Sora!

Selphie: So, whatcha wanna do today?

Sora: Hey, guys! Am I glad to see you, uh...

Tidus: "Uh" what?

Wakka: We got food on our faces?

Selphie: Please, Wakka — only you could be dumb enough to not notice food stuck
         to your face.

Wakka: Hey, whoa! That's hittin' below the belt, ya?

Tidus: I dunno, Wakka. I think Selphie's on the mark.

Wakka: Aw, not you too, Tidus!

Sora: Oh, yeah... You're Selphie, Wakka, and Tidus, that's who you are!

Wakka: You hit your head?

Sora: No, uh...just thinking aloud.

Selphie: I know...you're thinking about HER again!

Tidus: Ohhh, I get it. Yeah, he's a total zombie when she's on his mind.

Wakka: That would explain why he's actin' all funny toward us.

Selphie: I bet you want us to take a hike so you two can be ALONE, huh?

Sora: Umm...I guess.

Selphie: All right, all right. We'll disappear for awhile. Go get her, cowboy.

Tidus: We'll try to be quiet while we SPY on you! Heh heh...

Wakka: Hey, Sora's serious. Give the man some room.

Tidus: Ha ha, just kidding!

Selphie: See you later, Sora!

They run off and then Sora runs off, you get the Key of Beginnings card, and
the Destiny Islands intro occurs


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Riku: Hey, Sora. What's the big rush?

Sora: I know you... You're Riku!

Riku: Gee, thanks for remembering me. It's been, what, a couple of hours?

Sora: Er...never mind. Are you okay? Are you still under his control?

Riku: What are you TALKING about?

Sora: I get it... You must be the Riku from my memories.

Riku: "The Riku From My Memories"? Sounds like you're stuck in the land of make
      believe.

Sora: I guess I kind of am.

Riku: Ha ha, you're such a kid. How are you gonna take care of HER if you act
      like that?

Sora: So you know where she is? I've been —

The ground shakes.

Sora: What's happening?

Riku: How should I know! Whatever it is, it can't be good. I'm gonna go warn
      the others!

Sora: Then I should go —

Riku: I know, I know! It's your job to look after her. So get going!

Sora: Okay!

They run off in opposite directions and you get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Sora: The island's breaking up!

You battle Darkside and get experience and the Darkside enemy card for winning.

Sora: I have to keep her safe... Naminé! Can you hear me? (seeing her and
      running to her) Naminé...

Naminé: Sora...you came for me.

Sora: Naminé...finally...I've been through so much just to see you.

Naminé: I could say the same. But I messed up. I really wanted to see you...but
        not like this.

Sora: Not like what?

Naminé: I was alone for so long. I couldn't bear it anymore... So I beckoned
        your heart to lead you here. And I'm so glad you found me. But your
        heart, I had to —

Sora: No, it's okay. I promised I'd protect you. That's why I came.

Naminé: Thank you. Oh, Sora, forgive me... I'm not supposed to be in this
        picture.

Naminé: She's right.

Another Naminé appears.

Sora: Naminé?!

Naminé: That's not me. I'm not in your heart. I'm not in anyone's heart. I
        never have been.

Sora: (backing away) What... What are you saying, Naminé? What's gotten into
      you?

The screen goes blurry.

Sora: We were inseparable! But then I lost you... I came here so I'd never lose
      you again!

Naminé: Was it really me you came for?

Sora: Of course it was! I may have forgotten things in this castle, but not
      you! Look! You gave me this, didn't you?

Sora holds out charm.

Naminé: You still have it! My good luck charm...

Naminé: No, Sora! Don't believe me!

Sora: What am I supposed to do...

Naminé: Think, Sora. Think of the person who's most special to you. See that
        faint glimmer way in the back of your heart? That's a piece of your
        memory, Sora. Call out to it! No matter how far away the light gets,
        your heart's voice will always reach it.

Sora: But I already know who's most special to me. It's you, Na—

You will see an FMV of the charm turning into Kairi's charm and Naminé turning
into Kairi.

Sora: Who... Who was that? I can't remember her, but she feels so...familiar.
      (looking around) Wait, what about Naminé? Where did she go?

Sora runs off and you get an Oathkeeper card, you are sent to the exit room,
and you exit Destiny Islands.


                    ~~~~~~~~|Floors 12-13 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Sora runs up to Naminé.

Sora: Naminé! It's not you. The person most special to me — it's not you.

Naminé: No. The girl you care about... the one who was always with you... It's
        not me. It's her.

Sora: But...who is she? I just... I can't think of her name. If she's so
      special to me, why can't I remember?

Naminé: It's because I went into your memories and —

Riku: Let ME explain this. Plain and simple. Your memory is a train wreck.
      You're not the one who's meant to protect Naminé — I AM. But you and your
      messed up memories always get in the way!

You battle Riku and get experience and the Riku enemy card by winning. Sora
then walks up to Riku.

Sora: Riku!

Riku: Want some more?

Riku knocks Sora away.

Naminé: Sora!

Riku walks over.

Sora: Riku...why...

Riku: Looks like I win.

Naminé: Stop! Riku, no!

Riku: You're through, you fake!

Naminé: I said, STOP!

Riku suddenly stops.

Sora: R-Riku...?

Riku falls.

Sora: Riku! RIKU! What did you do? What did you do to Riku?

Larxene: She broke his heart. More like smashed it, really.

Larxene walks in.

Sora: Smashed?! But that means he's...he's...

Larxene: Ah ha ha! You're so much fun to watch. If it's Riku you're worried
         about, then worry no longer. Riku was never here.

Sora: What do you mean?

Larxene: You want me to tell you? Gee, I don't know... I just HATE spoilers...

Sora: Quit playing games!

Larxene: All right, have it your way. It'll kill you to hear this — but I can
         live with that. That thing lying there is a puppet Vexen made. Nothing
         more than a toy. It's laughable, really. It called you a fake, but IT
         was the fabrication all along.

Sora: A fake? A fake Riku?!

Larxene: Fake in every way. It was only finished recently. And without any
         past, how could it remember anything? Its memories with Naminé were
         planted, not real. All this time it's been picking fights with you
         over bogus memories. Isn't that right Naminé? Behind that cute little
         face you do some awful things.

Sora: No...not Naminé.

Larxene: You are so STUPID. Don't you get it? Messing with people's memories is
         about all she's good at. She steps into people's hearts and rearranges
         their memory. If she wants, she can even draw new memories of things
         that never happened. The girl you've been dying to protect...is a
         manipulative witch who shackles people's hearts with phony memories!

Sora: Then my memory... Everything I remember...it's...

Larxene: Lies, lies. All lies! An illusion Naminé made. Binding you in the
         chains of your own memory was central to our trap. It makes me tingle
         to think how easily you were duped. This was our chance to make the
         Keyblade master our puppet! We nearly had you... But that jerk Axel
         used Naminé to wreck everything! He betrayed us!

Sora: You'll pay...

Naminé: (running in front of Larxene) Don't!

Larxene: Excuse me? It's a little late to grow a conscience, witch. Last I\
         checked, YOU'RE the one who got him into this mess.

Naminé: I know, but —

Larxene: I should tell you that I am in an EXTREMELY foul mood. Thanks to you,
         all our plans are toast!

Larxene swipes Naminé away.

Sora: Naminé!

Larxene: What what what? Do I detect DISTRESS? You don't even know her!

Sora: Maybe not. But I still made a promise. I promised Naminé I'd keep her
      safe. Maybe my memories are fake. But they're still mine, and I'm gonna
      be true to them.

Larxene: What an idiot! There is no promise, there never was! YOU ARE
         DELUSIONAL. Must you insist on playing the hero? Oh, whatever. It's
         your funeral. Nighty-night, you sham!

Larxene prepares to strike at Sora then suddenly Goofy pops up pushing Larxene
away and Donald heals Sora as he rushes in.

Donald: You have to go through us!

Sora: Donald! Goofy! You came back?

Goofy: Of course we came back. We were worried about you!

Donald: We weren't about to let you have all the fun yourself!

Goofy: Right! It's always been the three of us...

Donald: And it always will be! Got it, Larxene?

Larxene: Have it your way. Thrice the pain for you means thrice the fun for me!

You battle Larxene and get experience and the Larxene enemy card by winning.

Larxene: No... Nooooo!! I refuse to lose to a bunch of losers! I... I'm
         fading?! NO...this isn't...the way I... I won't...ALLOW...

Larxene fades away.

Goofy: Gawrsh, you must be Naminé! We're friends of Sora, I'm —

Naminé: Goofy, I know. And this is Donald.

Donald: Gee, how'd you know?

Goofy: Congratulations, Sora! You finally found your friend.

Jiminy: Hmm, where to begin...Naminé, I know it's not easy, but could you tell
        us what's going on?

Naminé: I don't mind. It's my fault, after all. I took the people and memories
        in Sora's heart...and little by little replaced them with false
        memories that I made.

Donald: So the promise Sora made to keep you safe...

Naminé: It was all a lie. Sora never promised me anything. Me being on the
        islands — that was a lie, too. This is our first meeting. I was never
        Sora's friend...

Sora: You were never anything...more than that, either...

Naminé: I'm sorry. In your true memories, I was never there.

Jiminy: So you're the reason the rest of us lost our memories, too. Can we ever
        get them back?

Naminé: Not right away. If we go to the thirteenth floor I can fix everything.
        But Marluxia...

Jiminy: Is that the person who made you tamper with our memories?

Naminé: He said he'd keep me locked away in this castle forever if I didn't
        obey. I've been alone for so long...

Goofy: So you did as you were told because you were lonely...

Naminé: I'm...I'm so sorry...

Sora: Don't be. Please don't cry...

Naminé: I know. I don't have the right.

Sora: That's not what I meant! Look...I'm really not happy about you screwing
      around with my memories. But you know, I can't really get mad at you,
      either. These memories that you gave me... In my head I know they're
      lies, but they still... feel right. Like my promise. I said I'd protect
      you... that I wouldn't make you cry... So if you cry now, I feel guilty.
      Like I let you down somehow. So please...don't cry. Don't apologize.
      Until I get my memory back, smile, laugh, be happy. It's easier on me
      that way.

Naminé: Sora...

Donald: Goofy, don't you think he's laying it on a bit thick?

Goofy: I don't know. Sora's always like this around girls, a-hyuck!

Sora: Shut up, you two! I thought you lost your memories!

Donald: Friends don't forget things like that!

Sora: Gimme a break...

Naminé: Hee hee...

Sora: There! That's it! That's the Naminé I remember. I used to really like it
      when you smiled. I mean, in my fake memory. But what I'm felling now
      isn't fake. It's real.

Naminé: You're sweet, Sora.

Sora: Well, we've still got work to do.

Donald: Yeah, let's go get our memories back!

Goofy: Marluxia is up there, so you'd better stay here, Naminé.

Sora: Goofy's right. Could you look after Riku for me? We'll come get you after
      this is over.

Naminé: Okay. Be careful, Sora.

Donald and Goofy walk off.

Sora: I'll be fine... I promise!

Sora runs off and you get an Oblivion card.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Castle Oblivion|~~~~~~~~

Sora: Who was it? Who gave me this? It's no use.

Donald: Can't you remember?

Sora: I only remember Naminé. Do either of you remember anything?

Donald: No, nothing. I think Goofy and I are supposed to be looking for someone
        important, too. But I can't remember... Um...you know, I'm just a
        teeny-weeny bit...scared.

Goofy: Then let's make a promise!

Sora: Huh?

Goofy: What you said back there got me thinking. It's easier to face the scary
       stuff when you've got a promise to keep!

Sora: So it's like...courage.

Donald: That's a great idea! So...what should we promise?

Goofy: That's easy! No matter what happens — even if we end up far apart or
       forget each other...

Goofy puts his hand out.

Sora: All for one, one for all.

Sora puts his hand out.

Donald: And that's a promise.

Donald puts his hand out.

You learn Trinity Limit, you get the Key of Beginnings card, and the Castle
Oblivion intro occurs.

Upon entering the fourth room, Marluxia pops in on Naminé w/ Riku.

Upon entering the tenth room, Axel walks in on Marluxia...

Marluxia: You're a fool among fools to show your face here, traitor!

Axel: Traitor? I don't know what you're talking about.

Marluxia: Why did you let her go? You and your cursed meddling! He was ours!
          The Keyblade master could have been our slave!

Axel: Right, your big plan. You use Naminé to rewrite Sora's memory piece by
      piece. He becomes her puppet. Then, using Naminé and Sora, you and
      Larxene overthrow the Organization. Did I get it right? 'Cause that
      would make YOU the traitor, Marluxia. Not me.

Marluxia: But you eliminated Vexen!

Axel: Yeah, come to think of it. So what? All I did was weed the garden. And I
      had to be sure you two trusted me.

Marluxia: I see...a double agent. You've been investigating our conspiracy from
          the start.

Axel: Moving on... I believe you ordered me to "rid us of our traitors."
      (summoning his weapons) I always follow orders, Marluxia.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings room  *
****************************

Axel: Larxene paid the price for disloyalty. You're next, Marluxia. In the name
      of the Organization you betrayed, I will annihilate you!

Marluxia: Go ahead, then — strike!

Naminé appears between them.

Axel: What kind of game is this? You think cowering behind Naminé will stop me?
      Think again. Your little mascot can keep you company in the void.
      Farewell, Marluxia.

Marluxia: Oh, I think not. Are you listening, Sora?

Sora and co. run in.

Axel: Huh?

Marluxia: Axel is willing to harm Naminé just to get at me! Destroy him!

Sora gets ready to fight and Marluxia/Naminé vanish.

Axel: Well, well, Sora. Marluxia made you his puppet after all.

Sora: Never. After I finish you, he's next.

Axel: Hmm... Listen, Sora. We've got more in common than you think. I'd rather
      not fight you...but I do have a reputation to think of!

You battle Axel and get experience and the Axel enemy card for winning.

Axel: You're not half bad. Looks like it was worth saving your hide after all.

Sora: Saving me? What do you mean?

Axel: Sorry... I'd hate to kill the suspense.

Axel disappears.

Sora: Axel!

The trio runs off.

You enter the final room...

Marluxia: So you've destroyed Axel. You have my thanks, Sora. Or perhaps I
          should thank the power of the Keyblade. How I long to make it my own
          and have the Organization at my mercy!

Sora: Get real, Marluxia. Let Naminé go!

Marluxia: You cannot win as long as she is in my hands. Naminé... Erase Sora's
          memory!

Naminé: But...if I do that...

Marluxia: Yes. If you uproot the memories you planted...then Sora's heart will
          collapse and all his memories will be torn asunder.

Goofy: Sora's heart...

Donald: Collapse?!

Marluxia: I'd prefer the Keyblade master unmarred...but even a riven heart can
          be rebuilt with time. Sora will yet be my slave. Do it, Naminé!
          Obliterate his memory!

Naminé: No. Sora forgave me even though I deceived him. I could never break his
        heart! I don't care what you do to me. I won't hurt Sora!

Marluxia: Then you'll pay the price —

Sora: Do what he says, Naminé! I don't care! Erase my memory!

Goofy: Sora, what are you saying?

Sora: Who am I going to look after if I don't have you? Do it, Naminé! Erase my
      memories, break my heart... I'll still have my promise. I'll still
      protect you!

Naminé: Sora...

Sora: I don't need my memory to take on Marluxia.

Donald: Yeah! Even if Sora forgets, we won't!

Goofy: All we gotta do is remember for him!

Sora: With everyone else's memories, I can piece my own together again in no
      time!

Marluxia: Ignorant fool! If Naminé destroys your memory, you'll be naught but a
          lifeless shell. Your heart will be unable to feel, to care! Just like
          that pathetic imitation of Riku.

Riku: Guess again.

Riku comes and knocks Marluxia away.

Marluxia: It cannot be!

Sora: Riku!

Riku: No, not Riku. Just someone's pet project.

Marluxia: But...you're an empty shell! You've been stripped of all you had!

Riku: What did I ever have? My body and heart are fake. But there's one thing
      you can't take from me anyway... even if it is a lie! I will protect
      Naminé. Phantom promise or not, it's MY promise!

Marluxia: Know your place! You would chain your heart with false memories? Cast
          your heart's freedom aside? (summoning his scythe) You turn from the
          truth because your heart is weak. You cannot defeat me!

You battle Marluxia and get experience and the Marluxia enemy card for winning.

Donald: We...we got him?!

Marluxia: You could say that. But what you destroyed was just an image of me.
          No more than a petty imitation.

Riku: So what! (slashing at Marluxia who disappears in a petal trail) Grrr...
      Another trick.

Sora: The real Marluxia's in there?

Naminé: Yes.

Sora: Whatever's on the other side is powerful... I can feel it.

Goofy: Well then, we'd better hurry up and stop it!

Donald: Let's do this!

Sora: Riku... Keep Naminé safe.

Riku: Me?

Sora: You don't want to?

Riku: All right.


You head to the door.

Donald: This is it, Sora! The final battle!

Goofy: You ready to go?

You choose to enter the door.

Marluxia: Drown in the heart-torn world of nothingness! I shall scatter your
          heart to the empty winds!

The ground shakes as Marluxia appears.

You battle Marluxia. After the battle, Sora closes the door with the Keyblade.

Sora: Are you okay, Riku?

Riku: I'm not Riku. I'm fake. I can't remember when I was created, or why...
      All I've got left is you and Naminé. But those memories aren't real...

Goofy: Naminé, can you put Riku's memory back to normal?

Naminé: It...It doesn't work that way.

Riku: It's all right. Don't worry about me.

Riku walks off.

Sora: Wait! (running to Riku) Who cares if someone made you? You have your own
      heart. Those feelings and memories are yours and yours alone. They're
      special!

Riku: Sora, you're a good person. I don't have to be real to see how real your
      feelings are. That's good enough for me.

Riku leaves and vanishes.

Sora: Riku! Riku...

Donald: Can you fix our memories?

Naminé: Yes. Just because you can't remember something doesn't mean it's gone.

Goofy: What do you mean?

Naminé: Remembering one thing leads to remembering another, and then another...
        Your memories are connected, like links in a chain. Those same chains
        are what anchor us all together. I don't destroy memories. I just take
        apart the links and rearrange them. You still have all your memories.

Jiminy: So you can put them back together?

Naminé: Yes, but first I have to undo the links I made. Then I have to gather
        up the memories scattered in your hearts and reconnect them. It will
        take time. But I think it will work. No, I'll MAKE it work. It's my
        turn to help you out.

Sora: All right. We're in your hands.

Jiminy: Hey... Wait just a second! You said you'd have to undo the links you
        made. But that means —

Naminé: Yes, Jiminy. You won't be able to recall what happened in this castle.

Sora: Not even you?

Naminé: I'm sorry. It's the only way. You have to choose, Sora. You can lose
        your memories of this castle and reclaim your old memories...or keep
        your memories here and give up the memories that you've lost.

Sora: I have to choose?

Naminé: Yes.

Sora: Put me back the way I was.

Naminé: Okay, I understand! Who needs false memories, right? Especially when
        you have real memories of people who are really important to you.
        Anyone would say the same.

They all walk to a flower-looking contraption.

Donald: We have to sleep in these to get our memories back?

Naminé: You'll be fine. It might take a little time, but I'll take care of you.

Goofy: But when we wake up, we won't remember you anymore...

Donald: How are we going to thank you later?

Jiminy: No problem, Donald! I'll make a note in my journal: "Thank Naminé."

Donald: Of course! Why didn't I think of that!

Goofy: Good night, Naminé.

Naminé: Good night.

Donald and Goofy walk off.

Naminé: You too, Sora.

Sora: Okay.

Naminé: It may have started with a lie, but I'm really glad I met you, Sora.

Sora: Yeah, me too. When I found you... Even when I remembered your name, I was
      so, so happy. The way I felt was no lie.

Naminé: Goodbye.

Sora: No, not goodbye! I'll find you again after I wake up. And we'll be
      friends for real. Promise me, Naminé.

Naminé: You'll only forget.

Sora: I won't. Even if you take apart the chain of memories in my heart, the
      links will stay there. This memory will always be inside me somewhere.

Naminé: I guess you're right. Let's promise, then.

Sora: I'll see you again, Naminé.

They shake hands and Sora jumps in contraption.

Naminé: Sora... The loose links will sink into the darkness in your heart.
        You won't be able to just reach in and pick the one you want. But
        there's another promise you made — a promise to someone you could never
        replace. She's your light. The light within the darkness. If you can
        remember her...all the memories lost in the shadows of your heart will
        come into the light.

Sora: Another promise...

Naminé: Look at the good luck charm. I changed its shape when I changed your
        memory. But when you thought of her, it went back to the way it was.
        You're remembering...

Sora looks at charm and all of his friends appear before him in an FMV; focus
is placed on Kairi.

Sora: Kairi! All my friends... Naminé?

Naminé: Don't worry. You'll forget me...but we have our promise, so I can come
        back to you.

Sora: A promise is a promise.

Naminé: One day it'll be our light, the light that brings us together. I'll be
        in your heart until that time comes.

Sora: I know. Forgotten, but not lost.


[Credits roll]


After credits and closing pictures...

"fading memories...reconstructed memories...and a dream - a dream of you in a
 world without you"


================================REVERSE REBIRTH================================

*** Before you go on, please have played through Sora's Story or have read the
dialogue from it up top. The events of Reverse Rebirth coincide with many of
those in Sora's Story as well as help to explain or add on to some of the
details expressed in Sora's Story. Also, certain characters in this mode are
revealed in Sora's Story for the first time.


[Reverse Rebirth begins with Riku lying on the ground]

Riku: Urgh...Where...where am I...

???: Sleep.

Riku: Who's there?!

???: Sleep. Here, between light and dark.

Riku: Between...what? The king! Where's the king?! Together we closed the door
      to darkness, and after that... Grr, why can't I remember?

???: Your king is far away. Sleep, and leave the war with darkness in his
     hands. The thorny light of awakening will bring only anguish to one in
     your state. Turn from the light. Shut your eyes.

Riku: You talk like I'm some kind of demon of the dark.

???: Can you face the truth?

A glowing dark energy ball appears in front of Riku.

???: Here, blanketed by the darkness, sleep is safety. Sleep is eternal.

Riku: Is this...a card?

???: It is a door to the truth. Take it, and your sleep ends. Take it, and take
     the first step toward the truth. But know this: The truth will bring you
     pain. Will you still go? There can be no returning to the sweet security
     of sleep.

Riku takes the card from the energy ball.

Riku: Yeah, well... Seems like a boring place to take a nap anyway.

???: Well said, Riku.

Riku appears within Castle Oblivion.

Riku: A door to the truth, huh...


                       ~~~~~~~~|Hollow Bastion|~~~~~~~~

Riku: This is Maleficent's castle! How'd I end up HERE? Someone must have
      brought me here while I was sleeping. But who?

???: What you see is not real. It's the world of your memory.

Riku: My memory?

???: The things you remember of Maleficent's castle from your time there. Those
     memories became a card, and that card made this world. The things you see 
     — you've seen them all before, haven't you?

Riku: Yeah... So what now? Am I supposed to learn something while I'm here?
      Maybe run into someone I know?

???: Ordinarily...yes. You would meet the people in your memories.

Riku: Ordinarily? Hey, I'm asking you a question! Fine. But it'd better be you
      I run across next, Voice. I'm sick of talking to thin air.

Riku runs off and you get the Key of Beginnings card.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Riku: It's like he said — everything's just how I remember it. Even this
      room...

???: It must be nice being back in your old bedroom. Think of all the
     memories...

Riku: You again. Sorry, but these memories I could do without. Maleficent gave
      me this room.

???: So she did. And you lived here, tempted by the darkness she offered. You
     cast away your home, your friends, everything... But at least they gave
     you a nice room.

Riku: Shut up.

Riku runs off and you get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Riku: No one here, either... There's nothing but Heartless in this castle.
      Voice! I know you're watching — so explain this. Where are the people
      from my memories? Tell me!

???: Are you sure you want to see them?

Riku: Of course I do.

???: But you cast them aside. To reach the outside world, you passed through
     the door to darkness. Behind you, you left family, friends, home — 
     everything — all in pursuit of darkness.

Riku: But I cast that aside, too!

???: Then what do you have to show for it? First your home, then the dark. Your
     heart only knows how to throw things away. It's empty, like that room.
     Like your memories. That's why no one is in the castle with you. Your
     heart is hollow except for the darkness you couldn't quite shake off.

Riku: You're full of it! I rejected the darkness!

???: Ha ha ha... Did you really, now?

You get the Key to Truth card.


***********************
*  Key to Truth Room  *
***********************

Maleficent: I knew you'd return, Riku.

Riku: Maleficent! You're alive?!

Maleficent: You haven't been paying attention. I am but a figment of your
            memory.

Riku: Of all the people I could run into, it had to be you...

Maleficent: Who else? Your heart is steeped in darkness. You can only see
            people who exist in that same darkness — people like me.

Riku: No...

Maleficent: Be grateful you have someone to keep you company. Your heart is
            empty. Were it not for the darkness in your heart...you would be
            completely alone.

Riku: That's sounding pretty good right about now.

Maleficent: Come, now. You once clung to me to sate your hunger for darkness.
            You want me here. Who else but I can give you the darkness you long
            for?

Riku: There was a time I did want you around. I surrendered my heart to the
      dark. But never again. You and your darkness have nothing to offer. All I
      did was lose myself... Empty myself! I'm finished with all that. If I'm
      stuck seeing people like you, people of the dark... I'll take you out one
      by one.

Maleficent: Then don't forget to take yourself out last. Because you, like me,
            are one of the dark.

Riku: That's fine with me. I turned to darkness because my heart was weak. I
      hate that weakness. It's like I'm my own enemy. And seeing people like
      you embrace the darkness just makes it worse! Enough talk, Maleficent.

Maleficent: So you hate the darkness enough to fight it... Oh, the agony you
            must feel! Let me end your pain, Riku — end it forever with the
            wondrous power of darkness!

You battle Dragon Maleficent and get experience and the Dragon Maleficent enemy
card by winning. You then exit Hollow Bastion.


                  ~~~~~~~~|Basements 12-11 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

???: Why do you shun the dark?

Riku: Oh, come on. I know you heard every word I said to Maleficent.

???: Darkness is your weapon. I need you to accept it.

Riku: What do you care?

???: Stop resisting and accept the darkness. You must...if you are to serve me
     again!

Ansem appears.

Riku: Ansem... Just as I thought.

Ansem: You don't seem surprised.

Riku: You always were chatty when it came to darkness. So let me guess... You
      want to pull me back into the darkness and play puppet master again...
      right?

Ansem: Clever boy. You'll make a fine host. Now, surrender to me again and —

Riku: You're insane! There won't be an "again"! [He tries to hit Ansem and is
      pushed back by energy] Unnh...

Ansem: Did you really think you could harm me? A weakling like you couldn't
       even defeat Sora — and you had darkness on your side.

Riku: Excuse me for...being weak...

Ansem: You need the darkness. Submit! Bow to the darkness, and bow to me.

Riku: Not a...chance...

Ansem: Only darkness can help you now.

??????: You're wrong!

A glowing energy ball appears with Riku.

Riku: That voice...! Your Majesty, is that you?!

Mickey: You betcha! Riku, you're not alone. Listen careful now, Riku. The
        light'll never give up on you. You'll always find it, even in the
        deepest darkness! But you have to believe!

Riku: I will. Hear that? I'm not losing to the darkness today, Ansem.

Ansem: You think some feeble light can save you from the darkness I command?
       Fool!

You battle Ansem.

Riku: That all you've got?

Ansem: It seems you are intent on resisting the darkness. Very well. See with
       your own eyes.

Ansem shows Riku some cards.

Riku: What are those?

Ansem: They are cards crafted from your memory. Advance through the worlds they
       beget, and you will come to understand... Chasing the light will not
       distance you from the dark. You cannot run.

Riku: Who's running? Give me the cards. I'll enter those worlds. And in the
      end, if I haven't given up...I win.

Ansem throws Riku the cards.

Ansem: I have one more gift for you.

Riku is given dark powers.

Riku: What did you do?!

Ansem: I tempered the darkness that remains in your heart.

Riku: What, you still think that I'd rely on darkness?

Asnem: Whether or not you use it is your choice. (vanishing) I'll be waiting,
       Riku...for you to come to your senses and yield to the darkness!

You are told how to use dark mode.


You head towards Basement 11 to see a silver-haired man in a black coat
standing alone and then a large, brown-haired man in a coat appearing with him.

??????: Don't I even get a hello, Lexaeus?

Vexen appears.

Vexen: What's going on, Zexion? I demand an explanation.

Zexion: Nice to see you too, Vexen. You know, it's deplorable... The
        Organization used to be the rope that binds us. And now it's full of
        kinks.

Vexen: How dare you!

Lexaeus: Let it go, Vexen. Zexion, tell us. What did you detect?

Zexion: Visitors. I picked up two scents in the castle's lowest basement. One
        of them was Maleficent, but —

Vexen: Absurd. The witch is gone. She cannot return from the realm of darkness
       of her own volition.

Zexion: If you'd let me finish... The scent belonged to a very convincing
        double. But I can't say much beyond that, since the would-be Maleficent
        is no more. Our other visitor saw to that.

Lexaeus: Who is it?

Zexion: I don't know... But the scent was very similar to the Superior's.
        Exactly similar, if I may say.

Vexen: Rubbish!

Zexion: Fact, Vexen. Now, what shall we do?

Lexaeus: Let us bide our time and see what develops.




Riku: Something...tastes kind of funny... What is it? It's so familiar...
      Darkness. The taste of darkness. What's happened to me... The darkness
      even seeps into my senses.

Mickey: Don't you worry, Riku.

Riku: Your Majesty!

A fuzzy image of Mickey appears.

Riku: What happened to you? You're all...fuzzy.

Mickey: I can only send a little bit of my power here. But I have a request.

Riku: A request? From Your Majesty?

Mickey: Riku, don't let go of yourself just because darkness has a hold on you.
        Fight the darkness inside you! It won't be easy... But don't forget!
        Even in the darkest darkness, there's always a little light.

Riku: Light...within darkness?

Mickey: You and I have seen it! The far-off, welcoming light inside the door to
        darkness... The light of Kingdom Hearts, Riku — it'll show you the way.
        Please don't give up. Believe in the light. That's all I ask.

Riku: Okay...I'll try my best.

Mickey: And I'll try to find a way to reach you. I'll come, I promise.

They try to shake hands.

Riku: You're...an illusion? My hand passes right through you.

Mickey: But we shook hands, in our hearts. We're connected, you and me.

Riku: Yeah...I guess so.

Mickey disappears.


                           ~~~~~~~~|Agrabah|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Agrabah


                  ~~~~~~~~|Basements 11-10 Interlude|~~~~~~~~


You head towards Basement 10 to see a scene with Zexion and Vexen.

Zexion: I've identified the scent. It's Riku.

Vexen: Riku? But Riku is gone! He and that king were lost when they ventured
       beyond the door to darkness. How could he have escaped?

Zexion: Riku once shouldered the darkness. Perhaps that made him half-dark.

Vexen: And that's why you mistook him for the Superior. Fascinating... The dark
       power given to Riku facilitated his escape from the realm of darkness.
       One with ties to both the Keyblade and the powers of darkness... This
       merits further research.

Zexion: What I want to know is why Riku appeared here in Castle Oblivion.

Vexen: Ha! That's simple. His existence resonates with that of another hero.
       Sora came, so Riku followed.

Zexion: Sora's in the castle?

Vexen: Yes, he and his companions arrived earlier. By now that dog Marluxia is
       already using Naminé to meddle with Sora's heart.

Zexion: Interesting. I had no idea.

Vexen: I don't think Marluxia plans to hand Sora over, but...he can play his
       little game. If he gets Sora, then we need only acquire Riku. If he
       truly is like the Superior, then we will be untouchable!


                           ~~~~~~~~|Monstro|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no Dialogue in Monstro


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 10-9 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Riku sees Vexen when entering the hallway.

Vexen: Riku, I presume?

Riku: Who are you? Are you with Ansem?

Vexen: You are half correct. Let us say that it's not the Ansem you know. He is
       Ansem and he is not — which is the say he is nobody.

Riku: Nobody, huh? Sorry, riddles aren't my thing. Try making some sense.

Vexen: He belongs to neither the light nor the dark, but walks the twilight
       between. As do I. And for that matter — Ha ha, that's right. We have
       much in common.

Riku: Maybe we do... But so what! Is that an invitation to join your club?
      Yeah, there's darkness inside me, just like you said. But darkness is my
      enemy! And you are, too, for making everything around here reek of it!

Vexen: Oh ho, so it's a fight you want. Very well — a fight you shall get!

You battle Vexen.

Vexen: Ha ha ha... This battle has made it clear. The darkness coursing through
       you is a tremendous power. All you needed was the right provocation.

Riku: Great. So this was a trick?

Vexen: Precisely. Your fiery reaction provided just the data I needed. You have
       my thanks, Riku!

Vexen vanishes.


                         ~~~~~~~~|Never Land|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Never Land


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 9-8 Interlude|~~~~~~~~


You see a scene with Zexion and Lexaeus.

Lexaeus: Where did Vexen go?

Zexion: He's off using Riku's data to create some kind of replica.

Lexaeus: And what of Sora?

Zexion: Naminé is shuffling his memories as we speak. Marluxia may well get his
        puppet. He's a danger to us all. Larxene's not to be trusted, either.

Lexaeus: Nor is Axel. Who knows what that one is thinking...

Zexion: Let's observe a little longer, then speak with Vexen.

Lexaeus: But Vexen despises Marluxia. Think of the mess it would create...

Zexion: That's why Vexen must be told. Better he clean up the mess than us.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Traverse Town|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Traverse Town


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 8-7 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Riku: What the... What are you supposed to be?

???? ???????: Surprised? I guess you would be.

Riku Replica (yeah the same one from Sora's Story) walks on-screen.

Riku Replica: I bet it's not every day you meet your twin. Too shocked to
              speak? This should come as a relief, then: I'm a replica of you
              that Vexen made.

Riku: What, you mean a fake me?

Riku Replica: I didn't mean "fake"! Just because you're real doesn't mean
              you're better! We share the same body and the same talents. There
              is one easy way to tell us apart, though. Know what that is?
              Unlike you, I'm not afraid of anything.

Riku: Are you calling me a coward?

Riku Replica: You ARE a coward. You're afraid of the dark! The darkness inside
              you scares you witless.

Riku: Look, I —

Riku Replica: But I'M different. I embrace the darkness. I can make it do
              whatever I want. In other words... I can wipe the floor with you!

You battle Riku Replica.

Riku: Hey, FAKE. I thought you were gonna wipe the floor with me.

Riku Replica: Go on, laugh. I'm still new. I'll get stronger and stronger, just
              you wait. It won't be long before I surpass you. Next time we
              fight, you're finished!

Riku: Sorry, you missed your chance. I'm finishing you first, right here!

Riku charges while Riku Replica stands up and uses dark energy to push Riku
away.

Riku Replica: Ha ha ha! It's nice to have darkness on my side. (walking to
              Riku) How could you be scared of something so thrilling! You're
              missing out.

Riku: Shut up!

Riku Replica: So now the coward is playing tough guy. That's cute. See you next
              time, Real Thing. Try not to miss me.

Riku Replica runs off.

Riku: Come back here! I'll show you who's a coward. Punk.


You head towards Basement 7 to see a scene with Vexen and Riku Replica.

Vexen: How did it feel to fight the real Riku?

Riku Replica: He's spineless. I'll be running circles around him in no time.

Vexen: Before that, wouldn't you like to meet another hero?

Riku Replica: You mean that Sora kid. He's here in the castle, I hear. Want me
              to take care of him?

Vexen: Nothing's definite, but yes, it may come to that. I intend to make good
       use of you.

Riku Replica: No worries. Sora's just one more person to crush on the way to
              Riku.




Riku: Come on out, you fake! Show yourself!

Ansem: Fake? Oh, I don't think that's the right word.

Ansem appears.

Riku: What are you saying? He's just a copy of me — he said as much himself.

Ansem: A copy, yes — or maybe a model. He is an example of what you should be.
       He accepts the darkness... just as you once accepted me. But now, you
       are afraid. Perhaps YOU are the one who is being fake.

Riku: Name one time I've been afraid of the darkness!

Ansem: In the card-worlds, you grappled desperately with the darkness.
       Desperation is a product of fear. You fight the darkness because it
       frightens you.

Riku: Oh, I get it. You think I'll stop fighting the darkness just to prove I'm
      not afraid of it. Nice try. But I'm gonna keep fighting.

Ansem: Tsk, so stubborn. (throwing Riku more cards) Then continue your fight,
       if you must. Eventually, you will see. You cannot resist the dark.

Ansem vanishes.


                          ~~~~~~~~|Atlantica|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Atlantica


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 7-6 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

You head towards Basement 6 to see a scene with Axel, Larxene, and Vexen; the
same one from Sora's Story with more.

Axel: Can we help you, Vexen? It's not very often we see you topside.

Vexen: I came to lend a hand. I remain unconvinced of any potential in this
       "hero" you've been coddling. Perhaps an experiment would put my doubts
       to rest.

Larxene: I knew this would happen. Everything's an experiment with you.

Vexen: I'm a scientist. Experimentation is what I do.

Axel: Whatever, Vexen. Do what you want. But cut the act. Testing Sora is just
      an excuse to test your little follower.

Vexen: Follower? I'll have you know he's the product of much research.

Larxene: What he is is a toy.

Vexen: Hmph. I see I'm wasting my time.

Axel: Have your fun. But take this with you. A wild card to keep the game
      fresh. (throwing Vexen a card) Now don't tell me I don't respect my
      elders.

Vexen: I dare say I won't.

Riku Replica: (walking in) But it's just a card. What good is that?

Axel: That card contains Sora and Riku's memories of their home.

Larxene: This is your chance to get your hands on the real Riku's memories. All
         you need is that card and a little help from Naminé. Maybe we'll get
         her to make you forget you're fake...Better yet, we could remake your
         heart so you can be just like the real Riku.

Riku Replica: Hey, hold on! What do you mean, remake my heart?! The real Riku's
              a wimp who can't deal with the darkness inside him. What do I
              want with the heart of a loser?

Larxene: Any objections, Vexen? Do you or don't you want to test Sora?

Vexen: It must be done.

Riku Replica: What?! Vexen, how could you!

Vexen: Didn't I say I intended to make good use of you?

Larxene: Relax, kiddo. It won't hurt...much!

Riku Replica: I'll show YOU hurt!

Riku Replica readies to strike Larxene and she pushes him away.

Larxene: Stupid little toy! What made you think you could even SCRATCH me? But
         look on the bright side... Naminé will erase the memory of me knocking
         you flat along with everything else. She'll implant the loveliest
         little memories you could ever hope for. So what if they're lies?

Riku Replica: No...(Screen goes black) NOOO!!!


                       ~~~~~~~~|Olympus Coliseum|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Olympus Coliseum


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 6-5 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

You head towards Basement 5 and see a scene with Larxene and Naminé.

Larxene: Why so glum, Naminé? Is something on your mind? Feeling bad about
         tinkering with Sora's memory? Or maybe you —

Riku Replica: Knock it off, Larxene. (walking in) Naminé wants to forget about
              Sora.

Larxene: You don't say.

Riku Replica: Don't worry, Naminé. I'll make whatever's hurting you go away.
              (holding out charm) I swear it on the good luck charm you gave
               me. I'll be back.

Riku Replica leaves.

Larxene: Simply amazing. It's like you completely rebuilt his heart... The good
         luck charm was an especially nice touch. I didn't know you could use
         memories to transform objects like cards into keepsakes. Just like you
         changed Kairi's good luck charm. It won't be long before Sora forgets
         her completely! And then he'll be yours to —

Naminé: He won't forget. No matter how much I change his memory, Sora will
        never forget Kairi. Memories of me will just make his feelings for\
        Kairi stronger. Because... Because I'm her shadow.

Larxene: So what? There's your incentive not to screw up. Rewrite Sora's heart,
         and you can be somebody, not just the shadow of somebody. In Sora's
         heart, you can be real.


                          ~~~~~~~~|Wonderland|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Wonderland


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 5-4 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

You head towards Basement 4 to see a scene with Zexion and Lexaeus appearing.

Zexion: Is something troubling you, Lexaeus?

Lexaeus: Vexen is no more.

Zexion: Yes, his scent is gone. It was Axel. You know, it's deplorable...
        Agents of the Organization striking each other down —

Lexaeus: The bigger problem is Sora. His strength exceeds Vexen's, and yet
         surely Naminé has subverted him by now. It's only a matter of time
         before he ends up Marluxia's puppet.

Zexion: So what do you propose? Shall we destroy Sora before Marluxia secures
        him?

Lexaeus: That won't be necessary. If Marluxia is to hold the light, then we
         will hold the dark.

Zexion: Riku...



Riku: Just one card left. If I get through this, can I finally rid myself of
      the dark?


                        ~~~~~~~~|Halloween Town|~~~~~~~~

*** There is no dialogue in Halloween Town


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 4-3 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Riku sees Lexaeus upon entering the hallway.

Riku: That scent... You're another "nobody."

Lexaeus: You've done well to make it this far, Riku. Your reputation is well
         deserved. But to be scared of the darkness... What a waste.

Riku: I'm...I'm not scared.

Lexaeus: I can see that you are. You have the potential to control it. Cast
         away the fear that weakens you. Unbind your heart, and take hold of
         the darkness within.

Riku: And if I say no?

Lexaeus: Then you end here — light, darkness, and all!

Lexaeus uses a dark energy blast.

Riku: Urgh!

Lexaeus: See the power of darkness! I, Lexaeus, will not yield to a
         frail-hearted craven! Now, end your resistance, and let the darkness
         in!

You battle Lexaeus and get experience and the Lexaeus enemy card by winning.

Lexaeus: Such... Such power!

Riku: Huff...huff... What's wrong...Lexaeus... Is that all...darkness can do?

Lexaeus: Well...It seems...I am beaten... But the Organization shall triumph! I
         may perish, but all the darkness within me will billow forth and
         devour you!

Lexaeus disappears with a dark energy blast leaving Riku engulfed in darkness.

Riku: What the — (lying in the darkness) What...what happened? Where am I...

?????: I can see... I can see clearly!

Riku: Lexaeus?!

?????: Riku... I can see your heart...

Riku: No, it can't be... Darkness this foul could only belong to one person...

?????: That's it, remember me... Let me drift into your heart...

Riku: Ansem!

?????: Mwa ha ha... You called my name, Riku... You're thinking about me... 
       You're afraid of the darkness I command. Good... The more you think of
       me, the closer my return draws. And when I awaken...

Ansem: (appearing) Your heart will be mine!

??????: Riku, fight! Don't let Ansem take you!

The glowing energy ball appears.

Riku: That voice...

Mickey appears between Riku and Ansem.

Riku: Your Majesty!

Ansem: Meddlesome king!

Riku appears back in Castle Oblivion alone.

Riku: Unnh... The king... protected me? Your Majesty, where are you? Please
      answer! You're with me...aren't you...


You head towards Basement 3 to see a scene with Zexion.

Zexion: First Vexen, and now Lexaeus is gone as well... What's to become of the
        Organization?

Axel comes in.

Axel: Larxene's out of the picture, too. Naminé turned on her. Gee, I wonder
      who's next?

Zexion: Maybe you.

Axel: Me? Naah. I already took my pounding from Sora. He thinks I'm done for
      good. I don't plan on doing a repeat performance anytime soon. No, I
      think Marluxia's next in line to go.

Zexion: You think Sora will win. Because anyone who beats you is unbeatable — 
        is that it?

Axel: That's the idea. Marluxia plotted to use Sora against the Organization...
      so it's fitting Sora should be his downfall.

Zexion: Then...we won't be needing Riku anymore.

Axel: Good luck disposing of him. You want to take on someone who wasted
      Lexaeus?

Zexion?: That's not how I do things. Tell me, did you get the data on Riku's
         home?



Riku: Huh? The air has changed... One of the scents has died — a really strong
      one.

Zexion appears.

Zexion: That was Marluxia, keeper of this castle. Ex-keeper, I should say. The
        Keyblade master just finished him off.

Riku: Keyblade master... You mean Sora! Sora is here?!

Zexion: Would you like to see him? Or should I say, can you face him?

Riku: What does THAT mean?

Zexion: Darkness and Ansem's shadow nest within your heart. Aren't you ashamed
        to face Sora in that state?

Riku: What —

Zexion: Sora's fate is to battle the darkness. As the hero of light, he must
        oppose hosts of the dark — in other words, you. If you don't believe
        me... (He throws Riku a card) ...then you had better see the truth for
        yourself.

Riku: This card! This is our —

Zexion: Yes, your home.

Zexion disappears.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Destiny Islands|~~~~~~~~

Riku: I never thought I'd miss the island winds so much... Funny — there was a
      time I couldn't wait to get off this rock. And now I'm acting all
      relieved. (walking forward and stopping) Is that...?

Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie are there.

Riku: Hey! (running to them) What's with you guys? I don't think I've EVER seen
      the three of you so quiet. What, is there something on my face?

They vanish.

Riku: Guys?!

You get the Key of Beginnings card.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Riku runs out onto the island with the bridge to see Kairi there.

Riku: Kairi... (walking to her) Hey, Kairi. Don't tell me you —

Kairi vanishes.

Riku: Ah... No, no, NO!

Zexion: (appearing) Surely you knew this would happen.

Riku: Why would I know that?!

Zexion: You've been to a number of worlds in your memory before this one. And
        in those worlds, you met only dark beings. That's all that's left in
        your heart: dark memories. Your memories of home are gone — each and
        every one.

Riku: That's a lie! I remember everyone from the islands! Tidus and Selphie and
      Wakka...Kairi and Sora, too! They're my...my... They're my friends...

Zexion: And who threw away those friends? Maybe it's your own actions that you
        forgot. You destroyed your home!

Darkness shrouds the area and it turns to night.

Riku: This is...that night!

Zexion: The islands you grew up on were sundered, scattered... Many hearts were
        lost to the darkness. Because of what YOU did!

Another Riku is present on-screen.

Riku: N-No...

Zexion: You hated being an islander, cut off from other worlds. So you opened
        the door to darkness and destroyed the islands. YOU did that! And now
        you belong to the darkness. Look at what you are!

The other Riku turns into Darkside.

Riku: This...this can't be ME?!

You battle Darkside and get experience and the Darkside enemy card for winning.
After the battle, Sora comes on screen and swings Keyblade at Riku.

Riku: Sora?!

Sora does it again.

Riku: Stop it, Sora! Don't you recognize me?

Sora: Yeah, I recognize you. I can see exactly what you've become!

Sora knocks Riku over with Keyblade.

Riku: Gaah!

Sora: Look at you, shrinking away from the light... You're not Riku anymore...
      You're just a pawn of the darkness. So be it. It's time for you to face
      the light!

Sora shoots light energy outwards and Riku is engulfed in light.

Riku: I'm...fading... Consumed by the light...

Kairi: You won't fade.

Kairi appears.

Kairi: You can't fade. No power can defeat you — not the light, not the dark.
       So don't run from the light — and don't fear the darkness. Both will
       make you stronger.

Riku: Darkness, too?

Kairi: Especially darkness. Because that power is yours alone. The darkness in
       your heart is vast and deep...but if you can stare into it unflinching,
       you'll never know fear again.

Riku: All this time I've been pushing the darkness away...

Kairi: Just be brave. Know that the darkness is there and don't give in. Do
       that, and you'll gain strength unlike any other. You'll be able to
       escape the deepest darkness —

Riku: — and I'll be able to see through the brightest light...

Kairi: Follow the darkness, Riku. It'll show you the way to the friends you
       miss.

Riku: But can I face them...

Kairi: You don't want to?

Riku: You know I do. And I will! The darkness — MY darkness — will show me the
      way! (reappearing) Darkness, awaken!

Riku goes to dark mode and strikes at Sora.

Sora: Im...Impossible!

Zexion is revealed as the Sora imposter.

Zexion: How did you find me in the light!

Riku: You reek of the dark. Even the light can't block out the smell. I
      followed the darkness right to you.

Zexion: Heh... After all your protests you're still just another darkling.

Riku: I know who I am.

Zexion: Since when? You were terrified of the dark before —

Riku: I'm not now!

Riku strikes at Zexion.

Zexion: Ngaah... Hypocrite!

Zexion disappears.

Riku: He got away.

You exit Destiny Islands.


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 3-2 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

You head towards Basement 2 to see a scene with Zexion.

Zexion: What, what IS he?! No one's ever worn the darkness the way he does.
        It's NOT POSSIBLE!

Axel and Riku Replica are there in the room.

Zexion: Waaah! Riku?!

Axel and Riku Replica walk forward.

Zexion: Oh...Oh, yes, of course. Vexen's replica. Good thinking. We can use
        this Riku to defeat the real one. Axel?

Axel: Say, Riku. It must be hard now that you know you're not real. I bet you'd
      LIKE to be real.

Riku Replica: Yeah.

Axel: Well, you can. All you need is strength that the real Riku doesn't have.
      Get that, and you can be a new person, your OWN person. Not Riku, not
      anybody else. You won't be someone else's copy. You'll be you.

Zexion: Axel! What are you telling him?!

Axel: You know, I bet he's as good a place to start as any.

Zexion: Have you lost your mind?!

Axel: Sorry, Zexy. Saving you doesn't seem half as entertaining as observing
      Sora and Riku.

Riku Replica walks towards Zexion to absorb him.

Zexion: No...STOP!!!



?????: Riku... Riku...

Riku: Who's there? Of course, that voice!

Ansem: I know you can feel it, Riku — the grip I have on your heart. You've let
       the darkness in. And all-consuming darkness is what your heart shall
       become!

Riku: I'm not like that anymore!

Ansem: I think you are.

Riku suddenly starts floating.

Riku: I...I can't move!

Ansem: The deeper the darkness runs in you, the stronger I become. Controlling
       your body is an effortless task.

The energy ball comes to Riku.

Ansem: Graah... You, interfering again!

Riku descends.

??????: Golly, I'm glad I made it in time! That should keep Ansem tied up for a
        while.

Mickey: (walking in) Sorry I couldn't come sooner, Riku.

Riku: Your Majesty, it's you!

Mickey: You betcha! (Riku touches him) Huh... Hey!! Cut it out, that
        tickles!

Riku: Ha ha, this time you're real. No illusions. I'm so glad you came!

Mickey: I promised, didn't I?

Riku falls over.

Riku: Don't worry, I'm okay. Just really relieved, that's all. I've been alone
      so long that having someone else around is a little...overwhelming. But
      how did you get here, Your Majesty? I thought you were really far away.

Mickey: This card showed me the way. [Mickey holds up a card] I was lookin' for
        the way out of the realm of darkness, and then this card came along. As
        soon as I picked it up, it showed me your heart, waaay out beyond the
        darkness. And that's how I tracked you down. I guess the card thought
        it belonged with you.

Riku: (taking the card) Maybe you're right.


                        ~~~~~~~~|Twilight Town|~~~~~~~~

Riku: Where am I now? I don't remember this place. Your Majesty, do you know
      where we are? Your Majesty?

Ansem: His Majesty is not here.

Ansem appears.

Ansem: You must battle me and the darkness alone!

Riku prepares to fight.

Ansem: Giving up already? Then accept your fate, and accept Ansem as your
       master!

Riku: You're not Ansem. Your scent — it's different. The Ansem in my heart
      smells darker, more foul. But not you. It's not darkness I smell, it's...
      something else. I know. You're the one who guided me when this all
      started. You pretended to be Ansem and gave me the card, to make me face
      the darkness.

Ansem: Correct.

The man pretending to be Ansem reveals himself as a man dressed in crimson
clothing with one eye covered.

???: Call me DiZ — it's as good a name as any. I've been watching you all
     along.

Riku: Who are you really? What do you want from me?

DiZ: I want you to choose.

Riku: Choose?

DiZ: You are special. You exist between light and dark. You stand in the
     twilight. I want you to meet Naminé, then choose.

Riku: Naminé? Who's that?

DiZ: You'll just have to meet her and find out.

DiZ disappears.

Riku: Hey, wait a sec!

You get the Key of Beginnings card.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings Room  *
****************************

Riku: Maybe Naminé is in here...

???? ???????: Hold it, Real Thing.

Riku Replica walks on-screen.

Riku Replica: Well, well. You've changed. Last time we met you were afraid of
              the darkness, but not anymore.

Riku: How can you tell?

Riku Replica: Because I'm you.

Riku: No, I'M me.

Riku Replica: "I'm me," he says. It must be nice, being real. A fake like me
              could never get away with saying that. That's right, I'm a phony!
              The way I look, the way I feel, everything!

Riku Replica taps into his dark powers.

Riku Replica: I thought by finding some new strength I could be someone,
              someone who's not you! But nothing changes... I'm still just
              empty! Everything about me is borrowed. As long as you're around,
              I'll never be anything better than a shadow!

You battle Riku Replica. Afterwards, Riku Replica appears fading.

Riku Replica: So...this is the end. Figures. But I'm not afraid. Good riddance
              to an artificial life. I never had a real heart. Even what I'm
              feeling now is probably fake.

Riku: What are you feeling?

Riku Replica: What happens when someone who's not real dies? Where will my
              heart go? That is, if it doesn't disappear completely...

Riku: It'll go somewhere. Probably the same place my heart will go.

Riku Replica: Heh... How original. Oh, well.

Riku Replica vanishes and you get the Key of Guidance card.


**************************
*  Key of Guidance Room  *
**************************

Riku walks in to see Naminé in the room where Sora and co. entered the strange
memory-restoring contraptions.

Riku: You're Naminé?

Naminé: Yes.

Riku: So...that was you.

Naminé: Huh?

Riku: Nothing, never mind.

Naminé: Please...come this way.

Naminé leads Riku to contraption with Sora.

Riku: Hey! It's Sora! What did you do to him?

Naminé: Nothing, he's just sleeping. He has to, to get his memory back.

Riku: Tell me what happened.

Screen goes black as she tells him what happened.

Riku: I see... Sora chose to forget about this castle and get back his old
      memories.

Naminé: You have a decision to make, too.

Riku: Why? No one's been messing with my memories.

Naminé: It's not about your memories. It's about your darkness. In your heart
        is darkness, and in that darkness is Ansem. Right now, he's at bay...
        but eventually he'll awaken, and he'll conquer you when he does. Before
        that happens, let me lock your heart tight. I can make it so Ansem
        never escapes.

Riku: And what happens to me if I let you do that? Will I forget everything,
      like Sora? I will, won't I...

Naminé: The darkness in your heart will be sealed along with your memory.
        You'll stop remembering the darkness. You can go back to the way you
        used to be. It's your choice, Riku. So...choose.

Riku: Sora looks like he hasn't got a care in the world. Will I sleep that
      well?

Naminé: Yes.

Riku: Sora always did as he pleased. It doesn't matter what we were doing —
      he'd still go off and leave me with all the work. Take the raft we were
      gonna use to leave the islands. That was all me. I've made up my mind.
      When this slacker wakes up, I'm gonna tell him off good. I told him to
      take care of Kairi, and here he is taking a nap! But I can't chew him out
      if I've been sleeping, too. Keep your lock. I'd rather just finish Ansem
      off once and for all.

Naminé: But if the darkness he wields gets the better of you...

Riku: I'll make that darkness show me the way.

Naminé: That's true.

Riku: Why do I get the feeling you knew I'd say that?

Naminé: I didn't know. I hoped. I want you to face the darkness, because you're
        the one who can.

Riku: So that's why you came to me in the light. As Kairi.

Naminé: You knew?!

Riku: I knew as soon as I met you. Somehow you...smell the same. Look after
      Sora.

Riku walks off and you exit Twilight Town.


                   ~~~~~~~~|Basements 2-1 Interlude|~~~~~~~~

Mickey: So, you decided not to go to sleep, huh?

Riku: How'd you know that?

Mickey: DiZ told me.

DiZ is there.

Riku: You know him?

Mickey: I'm not really sure. I can't help feeling that I met him somewhere
        before...

Riku: Hey, Voice. DiZ. Who are you?

DiZ: Nobody...or anybody. It all depends on whether you choose to believe in me
     or not.

Riku: Boy, you really like pushing decisions on other people.

DiZ: And you pushed away slumber and chose to face Ansem.

Riku: What, wrong answer?

DiZ: It was your answer. I'm just here to watch.

Riku: "Watch," as in support me, or "watch me get toasted"?

DiZ: You choose. Then you need only believe in your choice. (throwing card to
     Riku) That card will draw the darkness inside you out into this world.
     Finish your business with Ansem.

Riku: Let's go, Your Majesty.




Riku: So this card will draw Ansem out...

Mickey: Don't you worry! Together, we can defeat him!

Riku: I'm glad you said that...but I have to face Ansem alone.

Mickey: But...but why!

Riku: There's no point in doing this if I can't do it on my own. But I have a
      favor to ask. If Ansem wins, he's going to enslave me. If that happens, I
      want you to destr—

Mickey: Sure, I'll save you, pal!

Riku: Huh? You're not listening. I want you to destroy Ansem and me with —

Mickey: No can do! I already made my choice. No matter what happens, I'm going
        to be there to help you. I'm not backing down. Unless you don't believe
        I'll come through for you...

Riku: It's my choice to believe or not. I know you'd never let me down, Your
      Majesty.

Mickey: Same here. You won't lose — not in a million years.

Riku: Not in a billion years!


                        ~~~~~~~~|Castle Oblivion|~~~~~~~~

Riku: Show yourself, Ansem!

Ansem: Ha ha ha... What's the rush? I'll be here... At the heart of darkness...
       I'll be watching as you plunge into the very darkness you wield.

You get the Key of Beginnings card.


****************************
*  Key of Beginnings room  *
****************************

Riku: Come on out, Ansem. I can smell you.

Ansem appears.

Ansem: Oh, I know what you can do. Your skill with darkness has matured. But I
       do not understand. Why accept darkness and still refuse me? You and I
       are similar. We both follow where the darkness leads. We exist in the
       same space — so why deny me? Perhaps some part of your heart still fears
       the dark?

Riku: Wrong. The truth is...You just really stink.

Ansem: You're a fool to choose a fight with me. You've been conquered by me
       once before. You should know what sort of power you face.

Riku: Oh, I do. I used all the power you had to give and still lost to Sora.
      I'm not impressed.

Ansem: Very well. Then sink into the dark abyss!

You battle Ansem.

Ansem: Insolent brat!

Ansem uses dark energy to push Riku away.

Riku: Ansem! (slashing through Ansem) You're finished!

Ansem: Hardly...finished...I gave you...the dark...My shadow...lingers...I will
       return!

Ansem vanishes.

Mickey: I know you wanted to do this alone, but you don't mind a LITTLE help,
        right? Let's go, Riku.


Mickey and Riku appear at the castle entrance.

Mickey: So, Riku...what's next? Are you going home?

Riku: I don't know if I can. It's still there. His scent...it's faint, but not
      gone. I can't go home until it is. His darkness may still have a hold on
      me...

Mickey: Your darkness belongs to you. Just like your light. Until now, I
        thought darkness was nothing but bad. But my time with you made me
        change my mind. You've chosen a road I never thought of. Light and
        dark, back to back. With you, they mingle in a way no one's ever seen
        before. I want to see where that road leads. And if it's okay, I want
        to walk the road with you.

They shake hands.

Riku: Wow, Your Majesty, I don't know what to say... Thanks.

Mickey: Oh, you don't have to call me that, heh heh!

Riku: Fair enough, Mickey.


You see the closing FMV of Mickey and Riku walking down a road in black coats
and coming  to DiZ who is standing at the crossroads.

Riku: What are you making me choose now?

DiZ: Will you take the road to light — or the road to darkness?

Riku: Neither. I'm taking the middle road.

DiZ: You mean the twilit road to nightfall?

Riku: No...The road to dawn.

[Credits roll]


After credits and closing pictures...

"walking this road without you to remake forgotten promises and meet you at
 road's end"




Version History
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12-24-04    Version .5      Sora's Story script done.

12-28-04    Version .95     Reverse Rebirth script done and added ending line
                            after credits in Sora's Story.

12-29-04    Version .96     Made some formatting changes.


Credits
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- myself (David Wald)

- snoceete for offering some formatting suggestions that I used

- GameFAQs

- Square Enix, Disney, and Jupiter for their collaboration and creation of a
  great game.


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