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Game Script by Lena

Version: 0.75 | Updated: 09/03/2003

FAQ:  Script for "Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos"

NES game is of course copyright 1990 Tecmo, Ltd.

Version 0.75

Authors:  Shishonee Lena Vargas, Uzma A. Sandhu & Matthew E. Robertson

Acknowledgements:
Mr. Taylor for inspiring me with the idea.
Tecmo for one of the best series of the NES era.

Table of Contents:
1.  General Introduction/Notes
2.  Script Itself
3.  Random Observations
4.  Contact Information
5.  Planned Changes

It should be known that as of this writing, this file is to be hosted only at
Gamefaqs (http://www.gamefaqs.com).  Hosting at other sites may be done via
written request.  Please see the Contact info.
This file is a non-profit production and should never be sold/bought.

1.  Introduction/Notes

I thought it best not to bother with a "what's new" section since this is
obviously the first version so all of it is new. Aside from that, we decided
on writing a game script for NG2 because all three of us really did like these
games and we still do.  So, for nostalgia, and just to have an archival text
version of the script for easy access (instead of having to find the cart and
setup the 'ole NES), Uzo and Matt undertook the task of actually getting the
text.  From there, we did the typing and proofing.

We decided not to change any of the text and thanks to Uzo and Matt's hard
work, I am able to confidently say that we have everything as it is in the
game.  If something here isn't, then it's an overlooked error, so please don't
hesitate to inform us.

We did include general notes on what would be happening on-screen as the
dialogue can't convey everything by itself.  Keep in mind these are general
notes, as we have no experience in stage direction nor how to properly format
these.

Also, it should be noted that I lost a segment of text (sorry you guys!).
It should be included in the next version and I will mark herein the portion
of lost text.  Well, without further delay, we present to you, the script for
this marvelous game.

2.  Script

Prologue:

[A view of the back of a cloaked man is displayed then switches to a view of
his masked face.  A lackey jumps in behind.]

Lackey:  Jaquio has been defeated.

Ashtar:  Just as I thought.  What about the Ninja?

Lackey:  He knows nothing yet.

[The view cuts to a close-up of Ashtar's masked face.]

Ashtar:  Good.  Continue the plan.

[The view zooms out again.]

Lackey:  What shall we do about the Ninja Dragon, sire?

Ashtar:  Nothing.  No further need for him.  At least, not for now.  Follow
the plan exactly.  Now, go.

Lackey:  Yes sire.  [Jumps away]

[Screen shifts to the view of Ashtar's back and scrolls left to right]

Ashtar:  ...
The time shall come...When the Gate of Darkness shall be cast open...All men
shall kneel before me...
[zoom into his face]
All shall hail me, Ashtar, as their new Master!  HA HA HA HA...  [fade]

One year after the fateful battle with JAQUIO...
A new adventure begins for RYU HAYABUSA, the Ninja of
the Dragon Sword.
[Title screen]

Act I
(end)

[A view of Ryu scrolls from the right]
Ryu:  Who ARE these thugs?

[Voice off screen]
Voice:  They told me you were good.

Ryu:  Who's there?

[A man's image scrolls from the left into view]
Man:  Go to the Tower of Lahja, if you want to save the girl.

[Close-up of Ryu's face]
Ryu:  You mean...?

[Change to Man]
Man:  Yes...Irene.  No time to lose, Hayabusa...Move it out.

[Close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  But who are you?  [shocked expression on his face] What the...?

[Switch to Man aiming a gun in Ryu's direction, shoots.  Switch back to
close-up of Ryu, looks to his side, screen scrolls to reveal enemy]

Enemy:  Aaargh...[Falls.  Change to side-view of Ryu's face]
Ryu:  Who are you?  What the...?  Where'd he go?

[change to where Man was previously standing, now empty]
Voice:  C'mon Hayabusa.  You may be the only one who can beat them.  But
there's no chance unless you hurry.

[change to close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  ...The Tower of Lahja...

Act II
(end)

[close-up of Ryu looking down]
Ryu:  You tried to ambush me.  Who are you?

[change to Ryu standing over body of an enemy]
Enemy:  We are tribesmen from the world of Chaos, lead by the Emperor of
Darkness, Ashtar...

Ryu:  Ashtar.

Enemy:  The end of your life draws near, Ninja Dragon.

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  ...Ashtar...The Emperor of Darkness.

Act III
(start)

[side-view of Ryu's face]
Ryu: I must find Irene before it's too late.

[screen pans and shows Ryu standing on a mountain top, looking at a tower in
the distance]

Act III
(end)

Irene:  Ryu...

[side-view of Ryu's face]
Ryu:  Irene, are you all right?

[Ashtar appears in front of Irene]
Ashtar:  I see you are still alive, Ninja.

**Ryu/Irene:  What the...?!

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  ...!?

[change to a sword which shoots a beam at Ryu]
Ashtar:  Take that!

Ryu:  Aargh!

Ashtar:  Ha, ha, I find it hard to believe...that a weakling like you was able
to defeat Jaquio.

[close-up of Ryu, wincing]
Ryu:  You...Ashtar!  That sword...

Ashtar:  Some warrior you turned out to be. [close-up of Ashtar] Die, little
Ninja.

[side-view of Irene's face]
Irene:  Nooooooo...!

[change to screen of a hand holding a gun on the left while on the right is
Ashtar with his sword slightly raised over a kneeling Ryu.  The gun fires at
Ashtar's back.  Ashtar looks to his side]
Ashtar:  What the...?  Who are you?

[screen scrolls to reveal Man with gun]

Ashtar:  How did you get in here, you sewer rat?

[close-up of Man]
Man:  Hand over the Sword and surrender.  This tower is completely surrounded.

[change to Irene.  Ashtar steps in front of her again]
Ashtar:  Ha, ha ha, If you want the Sword, you'll have to follow me...into the
Maze of Darkness.

Irene:  [as Ashtar vanishes with her] RYU...!

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  Irene!

**NOTE: It's unclear whether Ryu or Irene speaks here, though I place my bets
on Ryu.

Act IV
(start)

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  The sword...what is it?

[change to Man]
Man:  It's called the Sword of Chaos, grown out of the bone of the Demon.  The
same way your sword is supposed to come from the fang of the Dragon.

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  How can that be?  How do you know...?

[change to Man]
Man:  The name's Robert.  I'm with Special Intelligence, U.S. Army.  We have
to stop Ashtar before his sword reaches full strength...at any cost.

[side-view of Robert]
Robert:  Hurry, Ryu.  Hit Ashtar in the underground maze.

Act IV
(end)

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  What is he after?  What does he want from me?

[change to a zoomed out view of Ryu]

Ashtar:  Hear me, Ninja.

Ryu:  ...Ashtar!

Ashtar: [as a close-up of his face slowly appears behind Ryu] Come out and
fight.  Or the girl gets it.

[side-view of Irene's face]
Irene:  Don't do it Ryu.  They'll kill you!

[change to previous view]
Ryu:  Show yourself.  Or are you too much of a coward!

Ashtar:  Ha, ha, ha, ha...

[close-up of Ryu, determined _expression]
Ryu:  You fiend.  Irene, I'll save you.

Act V
(start)

[side-view of Ryu's face as he runs.  Change to Ashtar]
Ashtar:  To the one who releases Darkness with the immortal blood, he shall
receive the Power of the Almighty Evil.  The legend shall come true.
[close-up of Ashtar]
Ashtar: This earth shall fall into shadow and the demons of evil shall rule
forever.  Hm, hm, hm, hm...Ha, ha, ha, ha!

[change to Ryu running]
Ryu:  I'll get you, Ashtar!

Act V
(reach Ashtar)

Ryu:  Show yourself, Ashtar!

Ashtar: [in the darkness]  At last, the foolish little Ninja is ready to fight.
[appears] Take the girl.  [moves aside to reveal Irene]

[side-view of Irene's face]
Irene:  Ryu!

[side-view of Ryu's face]
Ryu:  Irene!

[close-up of Ashtar]
Ashtar:  And take that!  [stabs Irene in the back]

Irene:  Ah...Ryu...

[close-up of Ryu, shocked]
Ryu:  Irene...!!

[Ryu and Irene facing each other, Irene slowly sinks to the ground]
Irene:  Ryu...

[close-up of Ryu, shocked]
Ryu:  Irene...Don't die.

[change to blood-soaked sword, blood dripping.  Change to close-up of Ashtar]
Ashtar:  Ha, ha, ha, ha.  See how the Sword of Chaos trembles with delight!

[change to Robert with his gun behind Ashtar.  Ashtar looks to his side at
Robert.  close-up of Robert]
Robert:  Oh no.  They got Irene...

[Ashtar's sword fires a blast at Robert]
Robert:  Aaargh...

[close-up of Ashtar]
Ashtar:  Back off, you bothersome swine.  I'll deal with you later.

[close-up of Ryu, angry, with Robert off to the side]
Ryu:  Robert, take care of Irene.

[Dragon Sword glows]
Ryu:  Ashtar!

[change to Ashtar]
Ashtar:  So, your inner power is beginning to show itself eh?  But you know
you can never touch me with a sword so filled with hatred.  Fool!

[Chaos Sword glows. Change to close-up of Ryu, angry]
Ryu:  Enough of your games, Ashtar.  This is between you and me.

[close-up of Ashtar]
Ashtar:  You dare to do battle with Ashtar?  Foolish Ninja.  I'll show you just
how powerless you really are.

Act V
(end)

Ashtar:  ...Aaargh...The Force of Darkness shall soon awaken.  No one will be
able to stop it.

[Sword of Chaos vanishes.  change to close-up of Ashtar]
Ashtar:  Join forces, Shadow of Chaos.  Swallow this world into Eternal
Darkness...[fades out]

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  ...

Act VI
(start)

Ryu:  Irene, are you all right?

Irene:  Ryu, there's an altar...up ahead...somewhere...you must...destroy it.
Ryu:  I can't leave you here...

[close-up of Irene]
Irene:  I'll be all right.  You are the only one who can do it...the only one
who can stop them.  Go...hurry.

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  Alright...I'll go, Irene.  But I'll come back for you as soon as I can.
Hold on.

[close-up of Irene, smiles.  change to side-view of Ryu with Robert]
Ryu:  Robert, take Irene and get out of here now.

Robert:  Be careful.

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  You too, friend.  Take care of her.

Act VI
(reach a temple)

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  ....There.

[view scrolls up and reveals a large structure on the horizon.  Switch to side-
views of Robert and Irene]
Irene:  Huff, huff.

Robert:  You all right?  You wanna rest a while?

Irene:  No....I'm okay....What the...?

[change to a behind shot of the two to show a large star, then scrolls up, then
cuts to side-view of Irene]
Irene:  Ah!  Oh no, you...you're...

[side-view of Robert moves in]
Robert:  Who the heck...!

[close-up of darkened face]
Voice:  Hm, hm, hm, hm.

Act VI
(after Kelbeross)

[close-up of Ryu, looking down]
Ryu:  I've fought this creature before.  How could this be...?  [looks to the
right.  Change to Robert]
Robert:  ...Ooooh....
....Ryu....

[close-up of Ryu, shocked]
Ryu:  Robert?!  What happened?  Are you all right?

[side-view of Robert]
Robert:  Ryu....they got Irene.

[close-up of Ryu, shocked]
Ryu: ....!?

Act VII
(start)

[scene with Ryu at one side, Robert on right]
Robert:  Ryu, if the Gate of Darkness is opened, the Tribe from the dark world
will cause chaos.  That'll be the end of all mankind.  Hm?...Listen!

[close-up of Ryu, looking to the side]
Ryu:  They're coming again.  And there are quite a few of them.

[change back to overall view as before]
Robert:  I'll stay here and hold them off.  Ryu, you get going.

Ryu:  You're wounded.  I can't leave you alone...

Robert:  Don't worry about me.  Go!  [side-view of Robert] You're the only
one who can stop their evil plan now.  Now move!

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  ...I'll go, Robert....

[side-view of Robert]
Robert:  Don't forget to save the girl while you're at it.  Go....get going!

[side-view of Ryu]
Ryu:  Good luck.

[change to Robert with gun]
Robert:  OK, you freaks.  Come and get it!  You're going to dream your worst
nightmare.  No one ever gets past old "Jungle Rat" Rob!

[close-up of gun firing. Close-up of Robert, bleeding from mouth]
Robert:  So....this is the end of the road, eh?  It's dark...everything's
getting cloudy.  Ryu.  Get'em...for me.

[Robert fires again. Fades, opens to a close-up of Ryu running]

Act VII
(room)

[Ryu standing in front of a strange statue]
Ryu:  What's this place?...Irene!

[side-view of Irene]
Irene:  Ryu...Watch out!  It's him....

[side-view of Ryu]
Ryu:  Who?
Voice:  It's been a long time, Ryu Hayabusa.

[side-view of Ryu and Irene]
Ryu:  Who's there?!!

[change to a behind shot of Ryu to reveal a large star, then scrolls upward as
with Irene and Robert scene]
Figure:  Hm, hm, hm, hm....

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu: ...?!  You-

[Figure's face lights up]
Ryu:  JAQUIO!!  You are alive?!

{{**NOTE:  From here to the next section of Act VII, this is incomplete and
may not be correct either.  Please bear with it until the next version!**}}

[change to previous shot]
Jaquio:  One can never destroy the Power of Evil.  The spirit released after our
battle flowed into my body.  [close-up of Jaquio] I am reborn. And I've got the
dark Power of Evil.

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu: ....

[close-up of Jaquio]
Jaquio:  The spirit you defeated before was nothing more than a pawn.  Your
battle served only to awaken the ancient, true Spirits of Evil.

[change to shot of Sword of Chaos glowing]
Jaquio:  The Sword of Chaos simply sucks up your life force.  And when the
Sword of Chaos awakens, the Gate of Darkness shall be thrown open...And the
demon shall come back to life.

[side-view of Ryu]
Ryu:  What are you going to do with Irene?

Jacquio:  Her life force shall be used to call up the demons.  You shall
awaken them, she shall call them back to earth.

Act VII
(after fighting Jaquio)

Ryu:  ....Irene....

Irene:  ....Ryu....

[change to blood oozing along the floor from Jaquio's body, then to side-view
of Ryu]
Ryu:  Are you all right, Irene?

[change to blood nearing Sword of Chaos, then to Irene]
Irene:  ...We've got to...destroy this altar....

[change to blood making contact with Sword of Chaos]

Irene:  Ryu!  The Sword!  The Sword has been awakened by the blood of Jacquio!

[lightning flashes.  Side-view of Irene]
Irene:  ....Ryu!!

[change to side-view of Ryu]
Ryu:  ....Irene.

[Irene close-up, eyes close]
Irene:  Ryu....

[Ryu close-up, shocked]
Ryu:  Ireeeeene!!

[change to shot of Ryu holding Irene as Gate of Darkness opens behind them.
change to Ryu running]
Ryu:  ...Hm....

[change to Jaquio's hand in the pool of blood twitching.  Jaquio arises. change
to close-up of Ryu, shocked]
Ryu:  YOU?!

Jacquio:  Hmmm....Urrrrgh....

[Jacquio seemingly morphs into a demon.  change to side-view of Ryu]
Ryu:  What the....

Act VII
(after demon)

Ryu:  Huff...huff.  Is this finally the end of it all?

[demon still alive]

Ryu:  How do I fight such an enemy?

[Dragon Sword glows. change to close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  Father.  Sword of the Dragon Clan.  Give me strength.

[change to side-view of Ryu]
Ryu:  Demon!  You're mine.  Taste the true power of the Dragon Sword!

Act VII
(after Final Demon)

[Chaos Sword cracks and shatters.  Gate of Darkness closes and vanishes. Ryu
holding Irene]
Ryu:  Irene....Ireeeeene!!

[close-up of Ryu, angry]
Ryu:  Uhhhhh.  Uuuuuuooohhh!

[change to view of demon temple shaking and falling apart. Then to Ryu carrying
Irene as he stands upon mountain top.  They scroll to the right]

[Ryu, mask off, carrying Irene]
Ryu:  Irene...I'm so sorry.

[change to side view of Ryu]
Ryu:  My clan...defeating the demons...none of that matters...now that you're
gone....

[Dragon Sword glows.  change to close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  Wh....?  The Sword!

[Dragon Sword glows faster, turns into bright ball of light.]

Ryu:  The Dragon Sword....

[Ball of light hovers near Irene, then enters her]
Ryu: ...?  What the....

Irene:  Mmm...oh.... [opens eyes]

Ryu:  ....?!!! Irene!

[close-up of Irene]
Irene:  Ryu....?  Oh, Ryu!

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  It's a miracle!...Irene.

[close-up of Irene]
Irene:  Ryu.  What...what happened to me?  I feel like I've been dreaming...
for a long time.

[close-up of Ryu]
Ryu:  It's all right...it's over.  It's all over, Irene.  The Darkness is gone.

Irene:  Oh, Ryu..then...it's true.  The part about...you and I,...isn't it?

Ryu:  Yes, Irene.

[change to both of them looking]
Ryu:  Look, can you see how beautiful our world is, Irene?  And it'll stay like
this...forever.

[Ryu and Irene stand together as the sun sets and then sinks on the horizon.
The both of them scroll to the right]

`Fin

3.  Random "Did You Notice?"
-Ryu sure says "Are you all right?" plenty of times.  It's almost in every one
of his lines.
-Ashtar must've known about Rob's "Jungle Rat" nick since he refers to him as
a rat 2 of 3 times (and that's before 'ole Rob says it himself).
-There's no "congratulation! you are wiener!" screen of any kind. =/ bummer.

4.  Contact Information:

If the reader has a complaint, suggestion, question or information s/he would
like for us to see or add, s/he may contact any one of the following people:

Matt "I'm the REAL Rat!" @ Light_brand@hotmail.com
Shisho "Why only Irene as a sacrifice?" @ Dieffenbaker@msn.com
Uz "They should've kept it as 'THE' Jaquio." @ shooting_dancer_step@yahoo.com

Please be certain to use "Ninja Gaiden 2" as the subject, otherwise your email
will be deleted without being read (especially by Uz, the psycho won't read
anything with a strange subject/sender).

5.  Planned Changes:

I know it's odd to put this towards the end, but most people would rather get
to the meat of something and read extra text at the end, or at least that's
what I think.

Anyway, planned changes to this faq include:
-adding in the missing text from Act VII
-going over the entire text and checking the general notes for further clarity
-some basic formatting changes that we might make just to make things look
nicer
-maybe adding in a spiffy ASCI art piece near the top
-actual enemy boss names where applicable
-re-checking this typed version with the in-game text
-whatever other changes any of us come up with

That's it from us!
circa September 2003.

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