This is the script of the cutscenes in Last Story of Sonic Adventure 2.
[The alarm is blaring loudly]
- Eggman: Argh! What the... What's going on?! Why doesn't the Cannon fire?!
[Red light comes on]
- Eggman: What?! What's happening here?!
[Recording of Gerald activates on the terminal's screen]
- Eggman: It's... it's my grandfather! Gerald Robotnik!
[Sonic and Knuckles enter the RF, and the ARK starts to tremble.]
[Rouge drops down from above]
- Knuckles: You...? You haven't given up yet?!
- Rouge: It's all over for us...
- Knuckles: What do you mean?
- Rouge: I just received a message from my boss... The Space Colony ARK, is currently approaching earth at an incredible velocity. It, probably... will impact earth...
[The message from Gerald comes up on the computer nearby]
- Knuckles: What's that on the screen?
[Similar to Eggman's announcement that he would overtake the world, Gerald's recording plays all throughout the earth on every single television. In it, Gerald is looking at the floor and is bound to a chair by metal chains.]
- Gerald (video): This is a death sentence for every human being on earth. If my calculations are correct, the Space Colony ARK will impact the earth in twenty-seven minutes, fifty-three seconds. All of you will be destroyed, along with your beloved planet earth.
[The ARK hurtles towards the earth. Upon entering into the atmosphere of the planet, it becomes encased in a ball of fire.]
[The message continues to play]
- Gerald (video): I plan to give you a taste of my revenge, once all the seven Chaos Emeralds are collected. Once I initiate this program, it cannot be disabled. All of you ungrateful humans, who took everything away from me... will feel my loss, and despair!
- GUN Soldier (video): [off-screen] Is there anything else you want to say?
- Gerald (video): No...
- GUN Soldier (video): [off-screen] Ready!!
- Amy: What's going on here?! Who is that?
- Gerald (video): I plan to give you a taste of my revenge--
- Knuckles: Hey, the vibration's getting worse.
- Eggman: Professor Gerald Robotnik! One of the greatest scientific minds in the world, and my grandfather!
- Knuckles: What?! I knew you were behind all this! Stop it right now, or else--
- Eggman: --I'd have done this a long time ago if I had the chance.
- Sonic: What do you mean?
- Eggman: You're pretty persistent for a hedgehog, aren't you? You're still alive, huh?
- Sonic: Heh, just letting Knuckles pilot the shuttle all the way over here, was more dangerous than you could ever be!
[Eggman hands Rouge a computer disk]
- Rouge: What's this?
- Eggman: This is my grandfather's diary.
[Rouge puts the disk into the terminal by the wall and text starts scrolling up on the monitor]
- Rouge: I don't quite know what happened, or what went wrong. Was it a mistake to create the Ultimate Life Form? I thought it would be something that would benefit mankind... But then the military guards landed on the Colony that day. They were sent to destroy the research project that I had been working on. My colleagues at the research facility, my granddaughter Maria, I hope you are all safe.
[Rouge's voice begins to blend in with Gerald's, as he shifts to the main speaker]
- Rouge/Gerald: The colony was completely shut down, probably to prevent the prototype from falling into the wrong hands.
- Gerald: The ARK was shut down under the premise that there had been an accident. I found Maria's name among those who died when the ARK was shut down. She meant everything to me! And I couldn't bear the thought that she died because of my research. I lost everything! I had nothing more to live for! I went insane!! All I could think about, was to avenge her! Somehow, someway, I got scared as I no longer was able to control my thoughts. All I could think about, was that I wanted it all to end. Based on my original projections, I was able to complete my project; Shadow. I designed its mind to be perfect, pure... I will leave everything, to him. If you wish, release and awaken it to the world..
- Rouge: [still reading diary] if you wish to fill the world with destruction. [turns to Eggman] Oh, so that's why you released Shadow from the base!
- Eggman: The core of the Eclipse Cannon is now highly reactive and explosive. This is because of the energy of the Chaos Emeralds is overpowering it. If the colony collides with earth, it will shatter into pieces like my grandfather predicted! [affectionately] That mad scientist!
- Amy: That should be you, right?
- Tails: We have to stop the Space Colony, now!
- Eggman: The Space Colony ARK's position may have shifted due to the amount of energy given off by the Emeralds. We have to stop the energy!
- Tails: But... how?
- Rouge: Hmm, that's it. There is a way to stop the energy! [to Knuckles] We have to use your Emerald! You're the one who told me that the Master Emerald has the power to stop the Chaos Emeralds!
- Knuckles: That's right. [pulls out the Master Emerald] If I use this, I just might be able to stop the Chaos Emeralds!
- Tails: The reaction of the Chaos Emeralds is moving toward the Cannon's Core! It may be too late!
- Eggman: There still may be time left. If we pull together, we might be able to get to the shortcut that leads to the core!
- Sonic: No worries! Just leave it to me! I'm the world's fastest hedgehog!
- Eggman: Okay! Let's get to work!!
[Amy is pacing back and forth outside the RF]
- Amy: Ooh, I hate it when they leave me behind! [notices Shadow inside] Look! It's Shadow! [pauses] I've really gotta stop whining. Everyone's trying their best to help out, and so must I! [runs up to Shadow] Shadow, we need you! Please help us!
- Shadow: It's all going according to plan. There's no reason for me to help them. Besides, there's no way to save anyone.
- Amy: There has to be! I know that people fight over the most trivial things. Some people may be selfish, like the professor said... but they're basically good, if they try their best and never give up on their wishes. They always have a reason to be happy; that's why you should help them out! Saving them is a good thing! Shadow, I beg you, please do it for them! Give them a chance!
["Throw It All Away" plays as Shadow has a flashback of Maria.]
- Maria: [flashback] Shadow... I beg of you... please, do it for me... for a better future...
- Shadow: [flashback] Maria!
- Maria: [flashback] for all the people who live on that planet... give them a chance to be happy. Let them live for their dreams. Shadow, I know you can do it. That's the reason that you were brought into this world. Sayonara, Shadow, the Hedgehog.
- Shadow: That's what I've promised her... I must keep that promise... That's what Maria wished for...
[A tear drips down Shadow's face]
- Amy: Shadow?
- Shadow: I gotta go now. I have to keep my promise to Maria - and you.
[Shadow sprints off]
[Sonic and Knuckles make it to the Core, where they notice a raised area that resembles the Master Emerald's shrine atop Angel Island]
- Knuckles: What's that? It looks just like the shrine of the Master Emerald!
- Sonic: They probably designed the core like the shrine to harness the power of the Chaos Emeralds.
[They start running to the platform, but Gerald's message plays again]
- Gerald: All of you ungrateful humans, who took everything away from me, will feel my loss and despair!
[Dozens of Gerald's images fly through the room.]
- Gerald: All of you ungrateful humans, who took everything away from me, will feel my loss and despair!
- Sonic: Knuckles, here it comes!
[A light flashes and the Biolizard teleports into the center of the room, letting off a menacing screech. The beast drops down in the center of the chamber.]
- Knuckles: Could this be the prototype of the Ultimate Life Form that was supposed to be encapsulated?
[Shadow walks out past Sonic and Knuckles]
- Shadow: Leave this one to me.
- Sonic: Shadow, what're you doing?!
[Shadow walks up below the Biolizard, facing his prototype intently, then turns back to Sonic.]
- Shadow: I'll take care of this, while you run to get the Chaos Emeralds!!
[Sonic and Knuckles reach the platform and see a hole in the center for the Master Emerald to be inserted. Knuckles takes out the Master Emerald then puts it in.]
- Knuckles: The servers are the seven Chaos. Chaos is power, power is enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the Chaos. Only you can do this; stop the Chaos Emeralds!
[The Master Emerald spins rapidly and emits a green aura. Several mixed energies dash around, and the Biolizard screeches. After shrieking again, it uses Chaos Control to warp away.]
- Knuckles: Is it gone?
[Shadow jumps onto the shrine platform]
- Shadow: Is that what... Chaos Control is?
[The vibrations throughout the space station intensify]
- Knuckles: Since we stopped the Chaos Emeralds, why is the Space Colony still on a crash course to earth?!
- Eggman: [over speakers] The Prototype is still alive! He's controlling the Space Colony as it is falling to earth! He has become one with the Space Colony, and is determined to keep it on its collision course!!
[Sonic looks to Shadow]
- Knuckles: Sonic!
[Sonic looks at Knuckles, then back at Shadow; Shadow also looks at him. "Live and Learn" starts to play as Sonic and Shadow raises their hands in the air and the seven Chaos Emeralds encircle them. They close their eyes and focus, making the Emeralds spin rapidly around them. Opening their eyes, they absorb the powers of the Emeralds; transforming into their Super forms; Super Sonic, a gold color, and Super Shadow, a cream-white color.]
[The ARK is plunging down to earth, wrapped in fire. Sonic and Shadow speed to it, enveloped in a golden light.]
- Super Sonic: No way that's getting through!
- Maria: [voiceover] Shadow... I beg of you...
- Super Shadow: Maria!
- Maria [voiceover] Give them a chance... to be happy!
- Super Sonic: Now, Shadow!
[They both appose each other and fly faster to the ARK.]
- Super Sonic & Super Shadow: Chaos Control!!
[Both ram into the ARK, engulfing it in the light of Chaos Control. Having worn out his Super form, Shadow is falling down to the earth, with an purple-ish light under him.]
- Shadow: Maria... this is what you wanted, right? This is my promise I made to you...
[Shadow falls into the purple glow, which blinks out. The ARK reappears farther away, motionless.]
[The scene changes between various locations on earth, from the main city all the way to the desert. Everyone on earth is celebrating and cheering.]
[Sonic enters the room through the door]
- Rouge: Where is Shadow?
[Sonic looks down, sadly, then hands Rouge one of Shadow's Inhibitor Rings.]
- Rouge: Do you really think... that the professor created him, Shadow, to carry out the revenge on all those who live here, on earth?
- Sonic: He was what he was. A brave and heroic hedgehog, who gave his life to save this planet. Shadow the Hedgehog...
- Rouge: I guess you're right...
- Eggman: As a child, I looked up to my grandfather because of all the great things he accomplished in his life. He was my hero, and I wanted to be a great scientist like him. But... did he really mean to destroy us?
- Tails: I don't know. But what I do know is, we all did it together!
- Eggman: You're right.
- Knuckles: So what's next for you, Rouge? Off again to find those jewels you love so much?
- Rouge: Nah, I think I'm gonna give up this line of work. Too much work, for too little pay. Anyway... I've got something better than jewels that I'm thinking about right now... ...It'll all work out, you'll see.
- Knuckles: If you say so.
- Sonic: Created... the Ultimate Life Form.
- Amy: What's the matter, Sonic?
- Sonic: Oh, it's nothing. Come on! Let's go home! To the planet as cool and blue as me!
[Everyone leaves the room, but Sonic stops at the door and turns back to the windows along the wall]
- Sonic: Sayonara, Shadow, the Hedgehog.
[Sonic leaves as well. The camera shifts to outside the ARK as it slowly orbits around earth. The screen then turns black, the credits roll, and "Live and Learn" plays.]