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  • Vidal: You could have obeyed me!
    Doctor: But Captain, to obey, just like that, for obedience's sake... without questioning... That's something only people like you do.


  • Ofelia: Many, many years ago in a sad, faraway land, there was an enormous mountain made of rough, black stone. At sunset, on top of that mountain, a magic rose blossomed every night that made whoever plucked it immortal. But no one dared go near it because its thorns were full of poison. Men talked amongst themselves about their fear of death, and pain, but never about the promise of eternal life. And every day, the rose wilted, unable to bequeath its gift to anyone... forgotten and lost at the top of that cold, dark mountain, forever alone, until the end of time.


  • Carmen: You're getting older, and you'll see that life isn't like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you'll learn that, even if it hurts.


  • Pan / Pale Man: And it is said that the Princess returned to her father's kingdom. That she reigned there with justice and a kind heart for many centuries. That she was loved by her people. And that she left behind small traces of her time on Earth, visible only to those who know where to look.


  • Ofelia: [to the giant toad[ Hello, I am Princess Moanna, and I am not afraid of you.
    Ofelia: [to the giant toad [Hello, I am Princess Moanna, and I am not afraid of you.
    Ofelia: [to the giant toad] Hello, I am Princess Moanna, and I am not afraid of you.


  • Pan / Pale Man: A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess' soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning...


  • Ofelia: Are you a fairy?


  • Pan / Pale Man: The moon will be full in three days. Your spirit shall forever remain among the humans. You shall age like them, you shall die like them, and all memory of you shall fade in time. And we'll vanish along with it. You will never see us again.


  • Pan / Pale Man: I have so many names, names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am... [inutterable beastly and woodland sounds]. I am a faun.


  • Mercedes: No... he won't even know your name


  • Ofelia: Hola.


  • Ofelia: He's no my father, the captain is not my father.
    Ofelia: He's not my father, the captain is not my father.


  • Ofelia: You'll meet her, she's very pretty, even though sometimes she's sad for many days at a time. You'll see, when she smiles, you'll love her.


  • Mercedes: My mother told me to be wary of Fauns.
    Mercedes: My mother told me to be wary of fauns.


  • Ofelia: Hi! Are you a fairy?


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