In the first movie, “a curious sort of nothingness” was making the place disappear; in this one, it’s more of an attack by an army of monsters commanded by an evil creature named Xayide. You can tell she’s evil because she a brunette who wears devil fashions — glimmering red gowns, long black nails, that sort of thing — and she lives in a totally Goth castle that looks like a clawed hand. She’s a pretty clear opposite to the Empress, with her flowing white draperies and ivory-tower palace. Xayide’s takeover plan is — get this! — to impose Order on what she considers a Chaotic world.
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