Layer 05 Script
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Voice: If you can hear it, it is talking to you.
Voice: If you can see it, it is yours...
Title: DISTORTION Layer 05
Deus: Human beings may not evolve any longer.
Deus: The incidence of cancer in humans is far lower than that in any other animal.
Deus: There is a theory that human being is a neoteny and will never evolve anymore.
Deus: If that is true, what a stupid animal they have become.
Deus: They forgot the force which operates themselves, and they are only satisfying their desires.
Deus: Don't you think they're worthless?
Deus: Human beings are only so much.
Deus: But, you don't have to remain as such a miserable human being.
Deus: Now, human beings have created the exit.
Lain: What is it?
Deus: The network. It's the Wired, Lain.
Lain: Who are you?
Deus: I'm God.
Man: Hey, shall we go and have something?
Man: Aren't you hungry?
Man: How about going to a swimming pool next time?
Lain: Tell me a story.
Lain: Please, please.
Lain: Tell me... a story.
Doll: Which story do you want, Lain?
Lain: Well... Well...
Lain: Something I don't know.
Doll: What you don't know is what does not exist.
Doll: I can't tell a story that does not exist.
Doll: You know this, don't you?
Doll: Well, how about this? There is a prophecy before every event.
Doll: Only when there is a prophecy can the event occur.
Lain: Who? Who makes the prophecy?
Announce: At various places in Tokyo, the "VTCZX" Traffic Information Service System has sent the wrong information.
Announce: Especially at crowded crossings, the automatic driving programs of cars and trucks interfered with each other and went out
Announce: There was an accident resulting in death at Shibuya, Tokyo.
Announce: But the Information Agency says that the system has already been fixed and the problem will never occur again.
Taro: Excuse me?
Taro: Want to go out with me?
Taro: No... Then, see you later!
Mika: This is disgusting...
Mika: It'll leave a stain.
Tissue Paper: Hell is full of the dead.
Tissue Paper: The dead will wander.
Mika: What is it?
Mika: It's bad luck.
Woman: What is she doing?
Man: Is she crazy?
Lain: Love me, love me...
Mika: What is she doing?
Mask: The prophecy will be fulfilled, Lain.
Lain: It can't be a prophecy.
Mask: Yes, it's a prophecy.
Mask: History is not a collection of independent points we passed through in time.
Mask: Someone connected them with lines. No, they were forced to connect.
Lain: Who? Who connected them?
Reika: What did you do yesterday?
Juri: I didn't know you could do so much.
Alice: You can already do such a major "hack".
Lain: What do you mean?
Reika: Don't play innocent.
Lain: I really don't know.
Alice: Didn't you do it, Lain?
Navi: There is a report that the accident of the network last afternoon may have been a deliberate act.
Navi: The Information Inspection Department of the Information Agency has begun to investigate the cause. The network was...
Clerk: Total 948 yen.
Clerk: Thank you. Please take your time.
Alice: It's there again.
Alice: SPAM. Indiscriminate mail. They're persistent.
Reika: Is it "Fulfill the prophecy"?
Juri: Is it a declaration of war by a group of heretics?
Alice: I talked to a "geek" friend who I met in the Wired.
Alice: She said that they were sent by the "Knights".
Juri: What's the Knights?
Alice: I've heard that it's a group of great hackers.
Reika: But I thought hackers doesn't usually work together.
Alice: I agree. But Knights may not be an organisation, but something else.
Alice: And they're very influential in the Wired and do lots of things.
Juri: So it must be a secret society.
Reika: Is it fun to do something like that?
Alice: It feels like they aren't doing it for money or fun.
Mother?: It is said that the Wired is an advanced upper layer of the real world.
Mother?: The flesh in the real world is just a hologram of the information in the Wired.
Mother?: Because, human consciousness is just a physical phenomenon of electrical signals in the synapses.
Mother?: The reason of the existence of the flesh is only to confirm your existence the way you're doing right now.
Lain: Are you really my mom?
Mika: Were you at Shibuya?
Mika: No, it's nothing.
(Now you can see the emblem of Knights surrounding Mika.)
Girl: Don't you think he looks good?
Girl: How did you do with him?
Girl: Please tell me.
Water: "Fulfill the prophecy"
Mika: ...What prophecy?
Mika: Why? I should be having dinner with my dad and mom right now...
Mika: Is somebody there?
Mika: I know you're there.
Door: "Fulfill the prophecy" "Fulfill the prophecy"
Door: "Fulfill the prophecy" "Fulfill the prophecy"...
Lain: Are you really my dad?
Father?: In the wired, there may be more than just electrical information.
Father?: When the telephone network and radio were invented, I believe that a new world was created.
Father?: God is only a concept in the real world.
Father?: But, I think there may be a "Deus" in the wired.
Father?: I don't know if it should be called God or not.
Father?: But I think that he may rule the Wired the way God is said to.
Lain: I may have talked to God.
Father?: Deus in the wired may be able to affect this real world in some way.
Father?: Yes, by a prophecy.
Lain: What's up?
Mika: Nothing serious.
Lain: Who's next today?
(Adapted from  and from memory. Originally translated by Keisuke Shindo.)