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Shadow Of The Erdtree Final Boss's Cut Dialogue Discovered

Cut dialogue from Elden Ring: Shadow of The Erdtree's final boss has been discovered, but it seems it was removed for a good reason.
Shadow Of The Erdtree Final Boss's Cut Dialogue Discovered

The final boss of Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree, Promised Consort Radahn, is no joke. While he is a menacing enemy to face, the boss remains silent throughout the entire fight, not uttering a single word. Recently, however, it was discovered that Radahn originally had some one-liners meant to enhance his aura.

A data miner uncovered these unused lines of dialogue, suggesting they were cut for a specific reason. So, let's delve into the details of these cut lines from the final boss of the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.

Shadow Of The Erdtree Final Boss's Cut Dialogue Explained

*Spoiler warning for those who haven't faced Promised Consort Radahn yet*

In a recent Reddit post, user LaMi_1 discovered that the final boss of Shadow of the Erdtree originally had at least three lines of dialogue. These lines seem to have been intended to be said sequentially, similar to the iconic "I am Malenia, Blade of Miquella. And I have never known defeat." Radahn's lines were reported, "I am Radahn," followed by "born of red-maned Radagon, and Rennala of the Full Moon." He would conclude by proclaiming, "I am a lion bred for battle."

This addition might have enhanced the narrative aspect of the fight, as Radahn is currently silent, leaving all the talking to Kindly Miquella. However, it appears the dialogue was removed to avoid muddling the narrative. While the first two lines are fine, the last one presents some issues.

When you defeat Radahn and Miquella, you get the Remembrance of a God and a Lord, which reads: "In their childhood, Miquella saw in Radahn a lord. His strength, and his kindness, [that] stood in stark contrast with their afflicted selves. And so Miquella made his heartfelt wish that Radahn would one day be his king consort." This kindness that Miquella saw would be at odds with Radahn describing himself as "a lion bred for battle."

Shadow Of Erdtree Final Boss Cut Dialogue Revealed
While the cut dialogue is pretty cool and ominous (as are most FromSoft boss voice lines) Radahn not speaking is better for the narrative it seems. (Picture: Shane / FromSoftware)

This might seem like a nitpick, but it would cast Miquella's view of Radahn as misguided or naive and raise further doubts about the current narrative idea that Miquella resurrected Radahn and brainwashed or mind-controlled him to serve his vision of a kinder world. Of course, this is speculative, but having Radahn as a silent warrior ultimately suits the theme of the DLC better, focusing on Miquella's journey through the Land of Shadow and his ascent to godhood.