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The Berserker/Script

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To the west of Elibe lies an archipelago known as the Western Isles. Here, a sacred weapon lies waiting, the seal guarding it broken However, to retrieve the weapon, one must pass a trial. Armads, a sacred axe filled with the destructive force of thunder. To wield it, one must prove one's worth. Hector faces a test unlike any he's ever experienced.


Hector: Hey, it's pitch black in here! Agh, and it's full of smoke... Hey, Graybeard Athos, you sure this is the right place?
Athos: Yes. Armads, the legendary weapon of Durban the berserker, who took its name as his own. Armads is here.
Hector: If I've got that, I can help out Eliwood, can't I?
Athos: This battle axe is so tremendous that normal men cannot even lift it. However, it's possible that you might be strong enough.
Hector: C'mon, let's go. I want to get my hands on it!
Athos: Slow down, you fool! The spirits of the soldiers who once fought at our side against the dragons now guard the legendary weapon even in death.
Hector: ...And if I can get through them, I can take the axe, right?
Athos: There are more of them than I'd imagined. You can't do this alone. You must have help.
Hector: Fine with me, but how many people can come with me?
Athos: Too many will simply serve to excite the guardians. Call as few allies as possible.
Hector: Bah... I don't get it, but I'll do as you say.
Athos: ...Be on guard, Hector. Every act of strength you perform has consequences...
Hector: Don't worry. I'll get that axe! Now if we're calling allies, let's call them and get moving!
(Hector leaves)
Athos: Hmph... You are a bold one. That is your strength, but also your weakness. Your recklessness may one day be your undoing...


Nils: I see...shades of the battle yet to come...

Nils: A moment, please... ... ... ... ...The air... It's a poison cave! There much power here. The axe... It has...guardians? Only Lord Hector and a few others can enter. But who to take? Peerless strength... That is what you need.

Nils: ...That's it. Would you like me to repeat this augury?

In battle

Player phase of turn 1, if Mark is present and Eliwood is deployed

Eliwood: Mark... I'm sure you already know, Hector's as strong as they come. But...I'm worried. I've known him since we were kids,'ve probably seen it, too. The weakness hidden within the heart of his strength. Mark, we have to protect Hector. I'm sure he'll stomp and yell about it, but ...we're friends. Let's go, Mark!


Hector: All right! This is the throne. Athos Graybeard! I made it!
Durban (off-screen): ...Let...
Hector: What was...
(Durban appears)
Durban: ...Let me fight... Me... Let me fight...
Hector: Wha-What are you supposed to be?
Durban: My name is...Durban... I am called Armads...
Hector: What is going on here?
Durban: I am power. Power without peer. I am the dragonhunter. I am the fleshbiter, the bonecrusher, the skullbreaker, the doombringer.
Hector: ......
Durban: I require no seals. I have no need of this idleness called peace. Power unused is power wasted. Better to lie spent in the grave than to sit in wait. I care not who... I would fight someone...
Hector: This is one dangerous-looking fellow... Hey, Durban... I mean, Armads... Whatever. Doesn't matter. Hey, you, lend me your strength!
Durban: You desire strength? Then prepare yourself. Once you have gained such power... Your life will not end in a comfortable bed. You will die on the battlefield. In the savage garden of war's bloody delights.
Hector: ...I don't care. I will help my friend. That's why I've come this far. Armads! Your power! Lend it to me.
Durban: ...It is yours.

Eliwood: Hector!
Lyn: What have you been doing? I'm glad to see that you're well...
Hector: Hey, I told you not to worry. Here, look at this. It's the thunder hammer.
Athos: So, you have acquired Armads, have you, Hector?
Hector: Yep. OK, Eliwood. Now it's your turn.
Unknown:[Note 1] Mm, let's go!

(At the shrine to Roland)

Athos: Now we will leave Eliwood to his task and wait outside.

(Hector and Lyn leave)

Lyn: I wonder if Eliwood is all right.
Hector: He is. No need to worry about Eliwood.
Lyn: You're right...
Hector: Aha! Look! He's coming out!

(Eliwood and Athos exit the cave)

Hector: So this is the legendary blade...
Lyn: Durandal, the sword of sacred fire. ...It's strange, isn't it? I've never seen it before, and yet it feels so familiar...
Eliwood: I will use this to battle Nergal. Come! To the Dragon's Gate... What?!
(Light flashes)
Eliwood: The sword... It's glowing... Watch out! Something's coming...

(A dragon appears)

Eliwood: It can't be...
Lyn: It's a...dragon!
Hector: No!!! How is it possible!?
Eliwood: Get back, everyone!

(Eliwood attacks the dragon with Durandal)

(The dragon collapses; Hector, Lyn, and Athos move to Eliwood)

Hector: Eliwood! Are you all right?
Eliwood: I think so... My body moved on its own. It was as if the sword itself was guiding my arm.
Athos: The sword of sacred fire was made to combat dragons. With so much power, who can say what it might be capable of? But this ice dragon... Surely...
Eliwood: Is something the matter, Lord Athos...
Athos: No...
Nergal (magically): Let me be the one to answer that.

(Nergal teleports to the group)

Eliwood: Blackheart! Nergal!
Nergal: Ninian proved useless. I've come for a replacement.

(Nergal teleports Nils to his side)

Eliwood: Nils!
Nergal: Don't waste your breath. He won't be awake for some time. Nils will do for me what Ninian would not.
Eliwood: Scum! What have you done with Ninian!?
Nergal: It's not what I've done. It's what you've done, Eliwood.
Eliwood: What?
Nergal: Eliwood, did you never once question it? Why the siblings were needed to open the Dragon's Gate? Why did it have to be Ninian and Nils?
Eliwood: ......
Nergal: The answer is simple. The Dragon's Gate cannot be opened by humans. Why would humans be able to open a gate that was designed...for dragons?
Eliwood: ...What?
Nergal: It's pitiful, really. Poor Ninian's plight. Coaxed by my honeyed words, she passed through the gate... Though unable to return home, she refused to aid me and wandered lost and alone, until...she was slain by the hand of the one she loved.
Eliwood: What... What are you saying?
Nergal: Can you not guess? Or is it that you are afraid to know? Very well. Let me tell you, Eliwood. The ice dragon there... The beast slaughtered by your hand...

If Eliwood and Ninian unlocked their A support
Nergal: That is Ninian. The girl you loved. The girl you swore to protect.
If Eliwood and Ninian did not unlock their A support
Nergal: That is Ninian. The girl who adored you.

Nergal: She returned to her true form and lost all human memory. Yet you, above all else, remained in her heart, and she came here.... Look upon the creature you have slain. That is Ninian.
Eliwood: ...Ah...
Nergal: Go on, look. She's using the last of her strength to take human form for one last time. I believe there may still be time enough to say farewell. You know, of course, that you cannot save her.
Eliwood: Nergal!! You foul demon!!
Nergal: It's not me. You, Eliwood. You killed her. You--
Eliwood: I... Aaaaaaahhh!!!
Hector: Calm down! Get hold of yourself, Eliwood.
Eliwood: I... I......

(Ninian returns to her human form)

Ninian (off-screen): Lo...Lord Eliwood...
Eliwood: ...Ninian?

(Eliwood moves to Ninian)

If Eliwood and Ninian unlocked their A support

Ninian: ...Ah...
Eliwood: Ninian! Ninian!
Ninian: Eliwood...
Eliwood: Ninian... Please, Ninian, don't die... I... What have I done?
Ninian: I'm glad...
Eliwood: What?
Ninian: You're unharmed, my lord... I'm glad...
Eliwood: Ninian...
Ninian: ...Lord Eliwood... Please... ... .........
(Ninian dies)
Eliwood: ...Ninian... Ninian? You can't... Answer me... ...There's so much I haven't told you... You...can't... Why......

If Eliwood and Ninian did not unlock their A support

Ninian: ...Ah...
Eliwood: Ninian! Ninian!
Ninian: Eliwood...
Eliwood: Ninian... Please don't die... I... What have I done?
Ninian: I'm glad...
Eliwood: What?
Ninian: That you are unharmed, my lord... I'm so glad...
(Ninian dies)
Eliwood: ...Ninian... Ninian? You can't... Answer me...

Regardless of Eliwood and Ninian's support level

Eliwood: Niniaaaaaaan!!!!
Nergal: That's enough. You will await the end of the world trembling in the shadows of dragons!
Athos: I will not permit it. Instead, I will see you perish in flame!!

(Athos attacks Nergal; he crits, dealing 5 damage)

Nergal: The purest fire... Flame breath. Very impressive, Archsage Athos. However... However, fire is no longer my foe! Look! Not even a legendary blade can cause me harm! At long last, I am impervious! Ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
Athos: ...Gaa...
Nergal: Miserable, aren't you, Athos? Yet out of respect for the great man you used to be, I'll leave. After all, 500 years ago, we followed the same path, did we not, old friend? Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

(Nergal teleports away; Hector and Lyn move to Athos)

Hector: What do we do now? Not even legendary weapons can stop him!
Nils (off-screen): ...Uhh... ...
Lyn: Nils! You're awake! Are you OK?
Nils: ...Ninian! ......Ninian. ...Ninian!? Where is my...
Lyn: ......
Hector: .........
Eliwood: ...Nils... ...I'm so sorry.
Nils: ...Uuh...

Nils: Aaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

Battle quotes

Fighting Kaim

Kaim: I am Kaim. You who search for power... You...must prove your worth to me...

Defeating Kaim

Kaim: ...Seal... ......could not... ...prote...ct... Such re...gret......

With Hector

Kaim: Tremendous......strength...


  1. No character's mouth moves when this line is spoken. It is attributed to the character in the mid-left position, but no character is set to that position—Lyn is in the far-left and Eliwood in the left; additionally, an off-screen character would typically speak from the "far-far-left", and there is no context to suggest that a character is speaking from off-screen.