This isn't a page listing theories about Cave Story, the forums are there for that, but rather lines of dialogue that may need to be commonly referenced by same said theories. As such if you have not played Cave Story fully, then don't read on, there WILL be major spoilers, no if, buts, or maybes about it.
I repeat, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
Red is Bad
This is our farm.
We raise flowers here.
My job is to watch over the farm.
We Mimigas depend on these flowers for sustenance.
Red flowers, though, are bad news.
If you eat a red flower, they say your blood starts to boil, and soon you fall over dead!
Good thing we don't have any of those growing here.
This is the farm where we grow flowers.
My job is to protect this farm...
To us Mimiga these flowers are a precious source of food.
But not the red flowers.
I heard that if we eat red flowers our blood pressure skyrockets and we'll die in an instant!
Fortunately, on this farm we don't grow those vile red flowers.
Everyone Knows Dragons Can't Fly
Oh! You startled me...
The girl in Arthur's house, right?
She's living with Toroko.
Sweet girl, that.
Says she's searching for a "Sky Dragon"...
Dragons that soar the skies...
Do those kinda things really exist?
Geez, you scared me...
You mean the girl staying at Arthur's house, right?
She lives together with Toroko.
That girl's a real cutie.
She must be lookin' for flying dragons.
Wonder if there really is such a thing...
...Dragons that fly in the sky.
Wait.. Who killed Arthur Again?
I can't believe it...
Toroko's elder brother, Arthur, was a fabulous warrior.
But he was killed by one of the Doctor's goons.
And now, I...I couldn't protect her...
Not Toroko too...
Toroko's older brother, Arthur was our strongest warrior.
But he was killed by the Doctor himself.
I wasn't even able to protect Toroko...
All Hail Arthur
Toroko's brother Arthur fought against a horrific red monster...
The terrible demon of this island that feasts on Mimigas.
It's not the Doctor, it's...something else.
That demon has lived on this island for ages.
It came here to the village, but Arthur single-handedly drove it back.
His gallant figure alone shielding our village from harm...
I'll never forget it, as long as I live.
He may have finally been killed by the Doctor, but he was a true hero.
Toroko's older brother, Arthur, fought a red ogre...
This island's terrible ogre.
The thing would eat Mimiga after Mimiga...
This really has nothing to do with the Doctor but...
The ogre has lived on this island since the old days.
Arthur sent that evil beast away from our village permanently.
It was so brave of him to put himself in harm's way for the sake of the island.
I'll never forget it.
Though Arthur was killed by the Doctor, he is still a real hero to us Mimiga.
The Rosetta Cap
Are you from around here?
Doesn't look like it, does it.
The words on your cap there...
That's not a language they have on this island.
...Did you get lost?
I'll let you come with me.
We can get off this dump together.
In return, you're gonna help me.
Are you from this island?
You don't seem like you are.
The letters on your cap aren't from here.
Maybe you're lost?
I'll let you come with me.
We can get off this island together, if you want.
But in return, you're gonna have to help me.
Ten Year Nap
This is one of the armed scout robots that were dispatched to this island 10 years ago.
He is an armed recon robot that was dispatched to this island ten years ago.
So you're one of the...
I hadn't even noticed.
My, my, you certainly are well-built.
You are the one from ten years ago, aren't you.
I didn't realize it at all until just now.
You are indeed well-made.
Our real mommies were killed by robots.
We hadn't even opened our eyes yet...
But Curly raised us.
Our real mother was killed long ago by the robot.
And she's the one who raised us, even before we could open our eyes.
Old woman Jenka used to be in charge of the Sand Zone.
She and her puppies.
Her house is...
...Somewhere in the Sand Zone...?
Granny Jenka used to look after the Sand Zone a LOOONG time ago with all her puppies.
Granny Jenka's house is...
Somewhere in Sand Zone.
Jenka Exposition Part 1
You're a soldier from the surface, aren't you.
It wasn't long ago that hundreds of robots like you came to this island.
Countless Mimigas perished at their hands.
As did the humans who tried to protect them.
Cornered, the Mimigas finally ingested the forbidden red flowers, and in their murderous rage began to strike back against the robots.
Had the red flowers not existed, the Mimigas might have vanished entirely from the island...
By the way...
You must be a soldier from the surface.
It's been a long time since all those robots, just like you, came to this island.
They were responsible for the deaths of so many defenseless Mimiga...
And for the lives of the brave men and women who tried defending the Mimiga.
Due to effects of consuming the forbidden red flower...
...the cornered Mimiga became utterly rabid.
They fought back viciously against the robots that had invaded their island.
Who knows, had there been no red flower, it's very possible that the Mimiga on this island might have been annihilated...
Jenka Exposition Part 2
Have you ever seen a frenzied Mimiga?
The cornered Mimigas hoped that the red flowers would grant them strength.
They ate them, and then they fought the robots.
However... Do you know what happened to them afterwards?
It is a sad tale...
The enraged Mimigas, likely unable to control their own actions, disappeared without a trace.
If rumors are to be trusted, they descended to the surface, where humans live.
An army of ferocious Mimigas loosed upon the earth...
If that were true...
Do you understand now?
Do you understand how dangerous the red flowers are?
Have you ever seen an enraged Mimiga?
"Eating the red flower will make me stronger."
A great many of the Mimiga believed this and chose to eat the red flower.
Then, and only then did they fight back against the battalions of robots.
Do you know what happens afterwards to a Mimiga filled with such rage???
It was so terrible...
Perhaps they couldn't control themselves...
Well, most of the Mimiga who consumed the red flower were never to be seen again.
They went missing.
I heard a rumor that they supposedly made it down to the surface...
Where the humans live.
The thought of the enraged Mimiga anywhere close to the surface...
If it's really true...
Do you yet realize it?
Do you realize how dangerous the red flower actually is?
How's it going, Jenka?
How you doin' auntie?
Even a witch like me grows old and frail...
All I can do now is place my faith in you...
Even a witch can't cheat age or growing old...
Believing in you is my last and only option now.
Do Not Pass Go Part 1
Long, long ago, there lived a witch on this island.
She's the one who constructed this labyrinth, in order to keep us Gaudis penned up.
It was ages ago...
A witch lived alone in solitude here on this island.
That witch would ultimately use her magic to create this labyrinth and confine us Gaudi within.
Do Not Pass Go Part 2
The one who sealed us up in here is a witch named Jenka.
...But it's not because she hates us or anything.
We're here in this labyrinth in order to protect something.
...I don't really remember what it is anymore, but that's all right!
A witch named Jenka locked us in here.
It's not like she hates us.
The reason she put us in the Labyrinth is to protect some kind of secret kept in here.
But we Gaudi have bad memories so we forget what we're protecting.
Tastes Like Chicken
Aah... I'm SO hungry for Mimiga flesh...
YOU smell a bit like Mimiga.
Gaah... I want to eat Mimiga...
What's that scent?
I faintly smell Mimiga on you.
Have you ever seen the outside of this island?
This island is floating high in the skies.
As to how it manages to float...
That secret lies within this maze.
Ever seen the outside of this island?
It's floating high up in the sky.
How the island happens to float...
The secret to that is hidden deep inside this labyrinth.
Booster's Final Moments
Oh! What are you doing here?!
Really, so Misery sent you here too...
Maybe there's a silver lining after all...
You see, this island floats in the sky by the power of a certain organism, and I've recently discovered its location.
The organism lives somewhere within this very labyrinth. If one could destroy it, the island would cease to function.
The doctor must really be in a rush, to send you into the very heart of this island.
Take this with you.
Got the Booster v0.8.
This little machine will help you fly. If you press the Jump Button in midair, you can hover.
Use it on the Item Screen to equip it.
The minute I was sent flying, I thought it was all over. And yet it enabled me to meet you once again... It looks like my luck has run out here.
I pray for your victory...
Oh! Why are you here?!
I see... Misery sent you down here, too...
This might be good luck arising from misfortune.
The thing is... This island floats in the sky because of some kind of life force. I recently uncovered the location of that life force.
Somewhere in this labyrinth... lies that life force.
If it can be destroyed, then the functions of the island might just cease.
Right about now I think the Doctor should surely be in a huge panic... You were sent into the heart of this island!
Here, take this.
Obtained Booster v0.8.
This little machine will help you fly into the air. You can hover while airborne by pressing the jump button.
Use the Sub-Screen to equip and unequip the Booster.
I thought I was in big trouble the moment I caught air. But, thanks to that, I was able to see you... Looks like, with this, I've used up my last bit of good fortune.
Best of... luck...
How to Service Flooded Robots
Surface-developed robots have limitations on their operation underwater.
If they are submerged for too long a period, their system automatically shuts down to avoid short-circuiting.
The following is a description of the proper method of caring for a flooded robot.
Robots manufactured on the surface have limited aquatic mobility.
In the case of flooding, the system will automatically initiate a shutdown to prevent from short circuiting.
Below are instructions on how to service flooded robots.
Wife Bore Child?
Words light up the screen.
04-08-08 Wife bore child.
Text is displayed on-screen...
04.08.08 My child is born.
Turned Into a Mimiga Part 1
Don't kill me!
I'm a human! I just got magically turned into a Mimiga! I'm human!
You're not one of those killer robots?
Well, you scared the pants off me, jumping out like that!
You wouldn't be that savior, would you?
Don't kill me!
I'm a human!
I was turned into a Mimiga by magic!
You mean, you're not a killer robot?
You startled me pretty badly by coming in so suddenly.
Are you here to save us?
Turned Into a Mimiga Part 2
I'm Itoh, one of the humans who came to this island to do research.
That witch Misery turned me into this...
I managed to get away, but...just look at me.
And now I'm stuck here!
You climbed up from the outside, didn't you.
I'm an engineer of considerable talent, but I'm deathly afraid of heights...
Oh, woe, woe is me...
I never should've come to this island in the first place.
I'm one of the humans who came to study the island.
Misery gave me this lovely new Mimiga appearance.
I could probably run away, but take a look at me and how I am now.
You must have climbed all the way up the wall from outside.
I'm quite a capable engineer, but I also have an innate fear of heights.
I shouldn't have come to such a place like this floating island.
It's the red flowers that make us powerful warriors!
We Mimigas had this ferocity in us all along.
So the time we fought the robots wasn't just an old legend!
Bloom, little flowers...
Truth be told, I'm getting a bit sick of farming.
The red flower will turn us into the strongest warriors!
In fact, we Mimiga have been this powerful all along.
The battle fought against the robots wasn't just a legend.
I wonder when they'll bloom...
I'm getting really sick and tired of all this farming.
Chivalry is Dead
So you are the savior Sue spoke of.
Oh, thank goodness...
I'm Momorin Sakamoto.
I used to take my chances working at the Doctor's side.
But once he found the seeds, he had no more use for me.
So he had me tossed off the edge of the island.
Chivalry is dead, let me tell you.
But that's neither here nor there.
Right now I'm working on building a rocket, one that will get you to the Doctor's throne.
I don't quite have all the parts yet, though.
So you're the hero Sue's been talking about.
I'm Momorin Sakamoto.
I took my chance working at the Doctor's side.
But after the flower seeds were located I was of no use to the Doctor.
I was thrown off of the island unceremoniously.
Not very nice...
Men who treat women without respect are barbarians.
Anyway, that aside.
I'm presently building a rocket for you.
It will take you all the way up to the Doctor's throne.
But evidently I don't have enough of the parts.
I remember now.
Your name's Quote!
You and I...
Back then, a huge number of robots were sent to this island from countries on the Earth's surface.
Their target was the awesome power kept within this island...
The =Demon Crown=.
But you and I, we were different.
The two of us were sent in order to destroy that power.
When we got here, the island was in a shambles.
The robots had torn it all to pieces...
And countless Mimigas had been slaughtered...
Finally, one man got the =Demon Crown= in his possession.
The robots' work was done, and the island fell silent.
But that was just the beginning of the tragedy.
With the crown in hand, the man turned the Mimigas into killers and began his assault on the Earth.
I tried to stop him.
You were there too.
That's...as far as I can remember.
I'm pretty sure we were able to wound him.
But we seemed far out of our league...
Do you remember anything?
Now I remember!
Your name's Quote!
You and I are...
Before, a great number of us robots were sent to this island...
We were sent by the countries of the surface.
The purpose of the mission... it was the incredible slumbering power found on this floating island...
And it was also about the Demon Crown.
But you and I were different.
We were sent on a mission to destroy that power.
The island, it was in a mess when we landed.
Ravaged by the robots...
They murdered scores of poor little Mimiga...
It was horrible...
And finally, one man seized the Demon Crown.
The robots' mission was complete and the island fell totally silent.
But that was simply the beginning of the tragedy.
The man who was able to capture the crown turned the Mimiga into beasts, and they began attacking the surface.
I faced him and tried my best to defeat him.
You were with me then.
That's all I can remember.
The crown bearer was surely injured by both our attacks that time.
How about you?
Can you recall something?
The Crown Bearers
Hell Narrative Part 1
Did you know that the witch-woman Jenka once had a brother?
His name was Ballos.
Like his sister, he wielded powers far beyond those of mortals...
Did you know that the woman named Jenka had a younger brother?
His name was Ballos.
And like his sister he possessed magical powers that no man had.
Hell Narrative Part 2
He used his magical powers to help and guide people, and the people loved and trusted him in return.
Even more than they did their own king...
He led and protected the people with his magical power.
They loved and trusted him, Even more than their own king.
Hell Narrative Part 3
The jealous king had Ballos apprehended and thrown into prison, where his punishment was brutal and cruel.
Humans can be terrible creatures indeed...
Jealous of Ballos, the resentful king caught and imprisoned him.
His punishment was severe and cruel.
Humans truly are terrible creatures...
Hell Narrative Part 4
Under the extreme cruelty of the torture, Ballos's magical abilities finally ran wild.
The king was engulfed in the swirl of magic and destroyed in an instant.
In a single night, the kingdom that Ballos so loved was reduced to ashen ruins.
Ballos was driven into a state of pure, uncontrollable rage by the punishment.
Weakened by the torture, he was helpless to contain the fury.
The king and kingdom were swallowed by Ballos' wild magical force.
The life that he loved so dearly was turned into ruins in a single night...
...Shrouded only by fiery hot ashes.
Hell Narrative Part 5
Jenka, seeing her brother's madness, confined him to this floating island.
That was the most she could do.
Even as he was, she could not bring herself to kill her own brother...
Driven insane by his punishment, Ballos was confined to the floating island in the sky by his sister, Jenka.
That was all she could do.
For Jenka, killing her own younger brother would be impossible.
Hell Narrative Part 6
It was Jenka's daughter Misery who made Ballos create the =Demon Crown=.
She was subsequently cursed by the crown, forced to do the bidding of all who wear it.
If the crown is destroyed, the curse is lifted.
Jenka's witch daughter, Misery, is to blame for the Demon Crown...
She forced Ballos to create it.
Because of this offense, she was cursed by the Crown, compelled to obey whoever possesses it.
The curse can be lifted if the Demon Crown is destroyed.
Hell Narrative Part 7
Even if the Crown is destroyed, it will only rise again every time, so long as Ballos yet lives.
Such is the strength of his soul that permeates the Crown.
The Demon Crown will be restored anew an infinite number of times so long as Ballos' heart still beats...
That is the supreme magical power of his eternally enraged soul.
It is intrinsically imbued into his evil creation, the Demon Crown.