Prince of Persia

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The Prince of Persia series is a video game trilogy created by Ubisoft.

Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

The Prince

  • Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time and I can tell you they are wrong. Time is an ocean in a storm. You may wonder who I am or why I say this. Sit down and I will tell you a tale like none you have ever heard. [First and Last lines in the Trilogy].
  • Father, I have brought us honour and glory.
  • Trust not a man who has betrayed his master, nor take him into your own service- lest he betray you too. I learned the truth of this to my sorrow the day we arrived in Azad as the Sultan's honoured guests.
  • When a man is faced with his own death, he finds the impossible less of a barrier.
  • He now had his prize, but for some unknown reason coveted the Dagger as well. Well, I would give him what he sought. I would plunge it into his foul and treacherous heart!
  • Finding my way to the baths from here should be easy, I'll just ask the next sand creature that I meet - 'Excuse me, could you direct me to the baths please? Thank You!' 'Don't mention it! I used to be a bath attendant back when I was alive!'. Its my own fault, i've been too lenient. Probably because I felt sorry for her. Women should know their place. Well, it stops now! (pause) Why am I talking to myself?
  • My father's army sacked your palace, captured you as a slave, you have every reason to hate me...now you want me to trust you?
  • I had faced my enemy, I had looked into his eyes, and I had lost...everything.
  • ....and though I fought until the desert sands themselves were red with blood; I could not bring back the dead.
  • To live forever...when all I love are dead, and I to blame? No. I choose death.
  • Despite all the warnings that I would fail, I have vanquished the Empress and prevented the creation of the sands of time. I have defeated the Dahaka, and fate itself.
  • I had saved my own life- and did not even know it.
  • You had your chance to take me; you won't get another.
  • No, Kaileena, you can change your fate, I have done so! A terrible beast was destined to take my life, but I have freed myself from-
  • I do not want to hurt you, Kaileena...But I must finish this!
  • I've been thinking, Kaileena. There is little for you on this island, and there will be less still once I have stood before your Mistress. Come with me to Babylon, you'll have a chance to start a new life, free from the evils of this place.
  • (warcry) For Babylon!
  • This storm shows us no mercy. We shall respond in kind!
  • ...For the first time in my life... I am afraid.
  • Do not worry Kaileena, No harm will come to you in Babylon.
  • You will pay for what you have done to my people!
  • To undo what I have done? Surely you must think I'm a fool.
  • What if...What if Kaileena didn't die in the Past, but in the Present. The Sands would be created...but the Maharajah would fail to find them. They'd never be brought to his palace, and I'd have never released them! The Dahaka will have no business with me!
  • I have seen the error of my ways, and I have atoned for the transgressions of my past...I am no longer that person.
  • Experience has taught me that wishful thinking only leads to disappointment.
  • I am the Architect of my own Destruction.
  • DIE, YOU BASTARD!
  • You will pay for this transgression.
  • I have more important matters to attend to.
  • I will only be given a second chance... to fail.
  • I died!

Vizier (Zurvan)

  • Your majesty- I trust you will remember your promise. The Maharajah's treasure vault lies within.
  • Inside the hourglass is a marvel that no living man has seen. Alas only the dagger can unlock the sands of time, but it belongs to a greater one than I; a young prince dearer to his father then all the wealth of India. Perhaps he would oblige...
  • Ah, you must be the Prince of Persia, come home at last! Too late, I'm afraid.
  • Give me the dagger; you have unleashed the sands of time. I can undo what you have done... Give it to me!
  • A wild tale indeed. I have a simpler version. A Persian soldier, lusting for glory, entered the chambers of the Maharajah's daughter, and was slain by me...
  • Farah will make an excellent Queen, after we make some... Modifications.
  • I am Zurvan, God of Time!
  • This is not what the dagger has promised!!

Farah

  • Why did I trust you; why didn't you trust me?
  • If it comforts you to mock me then by all means continue, but you are so focused on killing him that you've thrown strategy completely out the window! You could have died...
  • Kokolukia...
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • I saw what you did in the workshop, and what the Old man said is true. You are a Prince.
  • If this tomb is to be ours, at least the dagger will be buried with us. And... we are together.
  • You don't understand, I need that dagger to-
  • What is he like... your father?
  • Look! a crack!
  • Prince? You're a Sand monster?... You lied to me all this time! Stay away from me!
  • You are right to be cautious, but fight as bravely as you may, you cannot defeat this enemy! The Sands will spread! They will consume... Everything! I have heard it said that you are kind as well as brave. Please, help me find the hourglass...
  • Prince, There's still something I don't understand... How did you really know my name?
  • Listen to this:[reading] "Love is life, so if you want to live, die in love, die in love if you want to stay alive."
  • I'll cover you!
  • Seven years? What are you talking about?
  • I owe you thanks... But why did you invent such a fantastic story? Do you think me a child, that I would believe such nonsense?
  • Wait... I don't even know your name.

Kaileena (Empress of Time)

  • I had hoped the Dahaka would kill you, I had hoped Shahdee would keep you from the island or the towers would finish you off; I even cursed the sword I gave you and yet you did not die!
  • Be free now Prince, Your journey is at an end.
  • How dare you stand before me and admit failure, You should have died to protect me!
  • You may wonder why I would let this come to pass. So many dead, and Likely more to follow, an Empire reduced to rubble, a Prince cast to the streets and hunted like a common criminal. But I had seen the timeline, and of all the futures lay bare to me, this one held the most promise of them all, for the Prince would have an opportunity to set things right. Watch now, see the thing of which I speak...


  • Prince, of all the possible futures, this one held the most promise, but something has changed...
  • Haha, It will take more than a simple sword strike to penetrate my defences!
  • You should know that it was not love that drove him, but duty. I was his responsibility, and he had made a promise, a promise that was now broken and undone. Like all mistakes he had made, the Prince intended to fix this. A noble goal to be certain, but a selfish one as well. For he was motivated to ease his own pain.
  • I have activated the Island's portals. You will travel to his time, engage him at sea and kill him... Kill them all!
  • And so the Prince and Farah separated. She sought to save lives, he to end them.
  • I have seen your future... And it does not look good.
  • This world was not meant for me, but there are others, and I will find my place just as you have found yours.
  • You are wasting your time, I can see the future!
  • As our ship lay sinking in the harbour, The Prince found himself in a city quite different from the one he had left behind...
  • I told you to leave and yet you kept coming back. I began to wonder, if you could change your fate, perhaps I could change mine!
  • Let time run its course.

I have known my whole life that what is written in the timeline cannot be changed!


  • They say knowledge is power but I say it is a poison. Knowing the exact date and manner of her death torments her. The closer it draws the greater her pain.

Shahdee

  • His ship approaches, it is just as the timeline foretold, I am sorry Empress.
  • Is that the best you have to offer?
  • Fool don't you know... You cannot change your fate.
  • You call yourself a master swordsman?
  • If you want to try and change the timeline, you can do it yourself!
  • It seems the Empress overestimated your abilities.
  • You will never reach our shores alive!

The Dark Prince

  • All that is yours is rightfully mine... and mine it will be!
  • You really do have a way with women. Those you don't get killed can't get far enough away from you.
  • I did not spin myself out of the ether, I was not conjured by some mad vizier. I am you! Your rage, your pride, your selfish ways; they give me form and substance!
  • Seasons change, tastse change... but people? People never change, and you delude yourself beleiving otherwise...
  • You mean to kill me then, to cut me down like all your other enemies. Swing that sword Prince! We’ve seen how well that works.
  • Do you think you would be here now if not for me? How many times did I save you? How many times did I unblock you path, take down your enemies, remind you of your mission? While all you did was cry about your father and Kaileena and Farah, how everything bad always happens to you! Boo-hoo, Prince!
  • If I am selfish Prince, it is because you are. If I am ruthless and reckless and lacking in morals it is because you are.
  • Such violence! Your anger serves only to feed me. So I have to ask, have you really changed? After all I am right here standing before you!
  • Blue? That’s not my favourite colour.
  • While I admire your bravado... It would be wise for you to show some respect!
  • I am your untapped potential, your unrealized dreams! I am part of you.
  • Tick tock, Prince. Tick, tock.
  • Time is precious. Time is fleeting. Time... Is something you have very little of.
  • Would you like to have a drink?
  • Maybe Babylon is better off in Zurvan's hands.
  • You call yourself a warrior!? Ha Ha!
  • I have nothing but noble intentions~
  • No! what are you doing?
  • Do not ignore me! Do not leave me behind! NOOOO! [Last words].

The Old Man

  • Go then, my Prince
  • You cannot change your fate. No man can

Dialogue

Farah: So it's true, he was a traitor?
Prince: Take this, return it to your father's treasure vaults...guard it well...
Farah: I owe you thanks, but why did you invent such a fantastic story, do you think me a child, that I would believe such nonsense?
[Prince kisses Farah]
Farah: [pushes him away] I said I owe you thanks. You presume too much.
[Prince rewinds time]
Farah:...Such a fantastic story, do you think me a child, that I would believe such nonsense?
Prince:...You're right, it was just a story [gives her the dagger].
Farah: Wait, I don't even know your name...
Prince: Just call me...Kokolukia...

Shahdee: You will never reach our shores alive!
Prince: For your sake...You better hope I don't!
[Fight ensues]

[Shahdee Raises sword and scars the prince]

Prince: Urgh! YOU BITCH!
Shahdee: It seems the Empress overestimated your abilities
Prince: The Empress?

Kaileena: Prince, of all the possible futures this one held the most promise...but something has changed.
Prince: Do not worry, Kaileena, no harm will come to you in Babylon...I promise.

Prince: [touches water and reverts back from being the Dark Prince] Water seems to fight this corruption... Why didn't you tell me this?
Dark Prince: [chuckles] What? And ruin all the fun?

Farah: Do you think you could move a little faster?
Prince: You're more than welcome to come down here and try it yourself! (mumbles) Seven years, and still nothing has changed...
Farah: Seven years? What are you talking about?
Prince: It was... er... figure of speech!
Farah: There's something very odd about you.
Dark Prince: [chuckles] She has NO idea.

Farah: I will cover you!
Prince: Please don't; You're liable to hit me.
Prince:*gets hit by an arrow* OUCH!
Farah: Oops, sorry!

Prince: Wait Farah!
Farah: How do you know my name?
Prince: Yes...um...I...
Dark Prince: I eagerly await your response.
Prince: I have heard tales of a beautiful...and brave Princess of India. One who has travelled to Babylon to punish an evil Vizier who has caused her...great distress.

(Farah raises her bow, readies an arrow, and aims toward the Prince)

Dark Prince: See? Now she's going kill us.

Farah: Try moving the switch forward.
Prince: With my luck it will probably spring some horrible trap, or summon sand monsters, or bring about the end of the world!
Farah: Would it kill you to show a little optimism?
Prince: Experience has taught me that wishful thinking only leads to disappointment.

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