Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011 Video Game)
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: [voiceover] My hopes go with you, Noel Kreiss. Become an arrow through time, and speed your way to Serah. Be there for her... because I no longer can.
Hope Estheim: [observing Noel with Serah's dead body] Noel? But why...? You were safe, everything was fine.
Noel Kreiss: The future changed. It changed. If you change the future, you change the past. The effects ripple outwards, up and down the timeline. The seeress is forced to see it all.
Hope Estheim: You mean Serah... she saw this vision?
Noel Kreiss: Yes. And it killed her. Serah. She knew the risk. If we altered the future, she knew what would happen; that her life could be in danger. But she still chose to save it. I wanted to protect her... I thought I had. I thought she was safe.
Mog: [collapses as the sky goes dark] Kupo? Kupo? Kupo! The goddess... She has gone, kupo.
Caius Ballad: [voiceover] The Heart of Chaos beats in my chest, a manifestation of Etro. Should this heart stop beating, the goddess will die once again.
Noel Kreiss: [staring at his hands in shock] I killed the goddess?
Caius Ballad: [voiceover, as a distant bell tolls and darkness overtakes the world] When the goddess dies, the chaos of Valhalla is unleashed. The chaos has the power to warp the timeline and destroy the past.
[Bands of chaotic energy overwhelm the world. In Valhalla, Lightning is shown sitting in crystal on the throne of the goddess Etro. A caption appears: "To Be Continued..."]
Caius Ballad: [secret ending - "The Goddess is Dead"] They have seen all of history, all of its possibilities. They have seen all the endings. But they must know, the goddess Etro is already dead. Her end is final. No man, woman, or god can bring her back now. Ignorant and blind to their true mission, they did exactly what I wanted.
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: [voiceover] That time was lost; yet time continued onward.
Caius Ballad: If you change the future, you change the past.
Serah Farron: It keeps changing?
Caius Ballad: Change is the constant.
Historia Crux Narrator: [if the player selects Valhalla -Year Unknown- in the Historia Crux] Time flows in circles. Until all possibilities have been tested, it will remain locked in this arc for all eternity. Here, a moment in history endlessly repeats itself. Perhaps the same tale has been acted out in the same place at the same time for eons beyond counting, but such knowledge will never be the province of mankind. Only the goddess atop her throne in the timeless realm of Valhalla can see the span of history in its entirety. But now her temple lies dormant, and the bells ring a funeral dirge. The battle to decide the fate of the world begins once again...
Caius Ballad: Two hundred years ago, you learned the forbidden history, and were entombed in that tower as a consequence. But now you stand before me, alive and well once again. What can that be, if not a paradox?
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: [prior to her first battle with Chaos Bahamut] Forgotten time, be reborn!
Serah Farron: We have to stick together, Noel. I've got no one else I can count on but you.
Noel Kreiss: We have the same hope, the same road to travel.
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: Serah, I'm sorry.
Snow Villiers: [in a flashback to "Final Fantasy XIII" on the Oracle Drive] 'Ey, 'ey, 'ey, the apologies can wait! We've got a wedding to plan, right?
Hope Estheim: Snow, you don't mess around, do you?
Snow Villiers: Come on.
Sazh Katzroy: Kid doesn't miss a beat.
Snow Villiers: Whaddaya say? Lightning, I swear to you! I *will* make her happy!
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: I believe you.
Serah Farron: [narrating] My memories... They're real, aren't they?
Serah Farron: My sister is also somewhere in Valhalla. What's her part in all this?
Paddra Nsu-Yeul: The warrior? She stands guard over Etro's temple. She is unable to leave the Unseen Realm. And so, she turned to you for aid.
Serah Farron: [Live Trigger option - What does a servant do?] If I'm a servant of the goddess, what am I supposed to do?
Paddra Nsu-Yeul: Etro only gives, she does not command. The use of these powers is left up to you. Repair the timeline if you will. Or warp it beyond recognition, as your conscience allows.
Caius Ballad: [having trouble in his battle with Lightning] The goddess made a wise choice. Powers of chaos, bend to my will!
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: [a fake, presented from the chaos] You've changed history and you're back where you belong. This is it. Your adventure's over.
[extends her arm towards Serah]
Claire 'Lightning' Farron: Serah, come with me. Your family's waiting.
Serah Farron: Yes. My family... That's right. I'm home. My family are all here.
Serah Farron: Deep in my heart, the truth still glinted like a razor. This wasn't real. It was a dream. If I accepted it, my journey through time would end. But... My sister was here. Snow was here. If I stayed, I would be with everyone I'd ever loved. This is what I'd been searching for, all this time. I'd found my home. I'd found happiness.
[the player is presented with an option - "Lightning is showing me a world of hope. Should I quit the journey and stay with her?" If the player chooses "No"... ]
Serah Farron: I couldn't do it. When I had lost faith in the future, Noel came and gave me hope. Snow left his home and his friends. He traveled through time to save others. Hope worked feverishly to save Cocoon. And then... There was Vanille and Fang, trapped in crystal, holding Cocoon in the sky. I couldn't desert them to live in this world of dreams. I couldn't betray them.
Noel Kreiss: So, Noel. You haven't told me why you're traveling through time.
Snow Villiers: Long story short, I'm trying to save humanity.
Noel Kreiss: Save humanity? Why? What happens to us?
Snow Villiers: I lived at the end of days. I've seen how we end. And I'm the only one who can change it.