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A “smaller, more honest soul”…It’s true that a simple spark can ignite hope, breathe fire into the hearts of the weary. The ability to derive strength from hope is undoubtedly mankind’s greatest attribute.

Which is why I will focus all of my power to snuff it out.

How does it feel, knowing that all of your time and effort has been for nothing? That your guardians have failed you? That everything you’ve built will be torn down before your very eyes?

Your faith in mankind was not misplaced. When banded together, unified by a common enemy, they are a noticeable threat. But divide them, place doubt into their minds, and any semblance of power they once had will wash away.

Of course, they won’t realize it at first. Like you, they’ll cling to their fleeting hope, their aspirations. But this is merely the first move.

So you send your guardians, your Huntsmen and Huntresses, and when they fail and you turn to your “smaller soul,” know that you send her to the same pitiful demise.

This is the beginning of the end, Ozpin.

And I can’t wait to watch you burn.

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