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The Death of Ariel

article by Ben Lincoln

 

Near the end of the original Soul Reaver storyline, Raziel would have fought Kain one last time (see The Final Battle with Kain). However, none of his abilities would have been sufficient to kill him. Raziel's only option was to use the Reaver to consume Ariel's soul, imbuing it with the necessary power.

This event is depicted in one of the Chronoplast FMVs. The location in which the FMV is set cannot be discerned; this may have been intentional in order to give the developers more flexibility when finalizing that portion of the game. Ariel cannot leave The Pillars during the normal course of the game, but the dialogue for the deleted sequences implies that her death may have occurred elsewhere - possibly at Kain's mountain retreat (see The Mountain Retreat).

Although deleted from Soul Reaver, this aspect of the storyline eventually made an appearance in Defiance.

 
[ The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death ]
The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death
[ The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death ]
The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death
[ The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death ]
The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death
[ The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death ]
The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death
[ The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death ]
The Chronoplast FMV of Ariel's death
 
Audio Reconstruction
File Size Author
Raziel Consumes Ariel's Soul 460 KiB CD/TLW
Based on unused audio extracted from Soul Reaver and arranged by Ben Lincoln. The dialogue for this sequence as included in the data files for the retail game appears to be incomplete.
 
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