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19th Sep '17 1:20:44 PM DrSleep
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* SymbolicBaptism: The game ends with a heroic character creating a pool of water beyond the grave. This mysterious pool cures Geostigma, a disease born of the villain's hatred, of anyone who steps in the pool.
17th Sep '17 8:43:24 AM ErikModi
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Right after Tifa [[IAmNotLeftHanded (seemingly)]] defeats Loz, the classic ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' victory chime [[ThemeTuneCameo starts playing in the background]]. It turns out to be [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn the ringtone to Loz's cellphone]].

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Right after Tifa [[IAmNotLeftHanded (seemingly)]] defeats Loz, the classic ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' victory chime [[ThemeTuneCameo starts playing in the background]]. It turns out to be [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn the ringtone to Loz's cellphone]]. Bonus points for the music in their fight scene basically being a piano cover of the game's standard fight theme.
16th Sep '17 9:31:13 AM DanteVin
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* HiddenInPlainSight: "A ''good'' son would have known."

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* HiddenInPlainSight: [[spoiler:Rufus has Jenova's head all the time, Kadaj doesn't seem to notice this at all despite being near him for most of the president's screen time]].
--> '''Rufus Shinra:'''
"A ''good'' son would have known."
16th Sep '17 9:27:08 AM DanteVin
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* FightScene: It would be more accurate to say the movie contains a few non-{{Fight Scene}}s instead. The original cut of the film is ninety minutes long; the fight with Bahamut SIN starts about halfway in, and the rest of the movie is basically one long fight, while a hefty amount oof the film's first half is also filled with fighting.

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* FightScene: It would be more accurate to say the movie contains a few non-{{Fight Scene}}s instead. The original cut of the film is ninety minutes long; the fight with Bahamut SIN starts about halfway in, and the rest of the movie is basically one long fight, while a hefty amount oof of the film's first half is also filled with fighting.
6th Jul '17 7:27:36 AM xcountryguy
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* BackFromTheDead: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Sephiroth]] is resurrected by Kadaj eating Jenova cells. [[spoiler:Cloud gets shot in the back and caught in an explosion after the Sephiroth bttle, but is stopped from entering the Lifestream by Zack and Aerith; he emerges in the Lifestream-infused pond in Aerith's church.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Sephiroth]] is resurrected by Kadaj eating Jenova cells. [[spoiler:Cloud gets shot in the back and caught in an explosion after the Sephiroth bttle, battle, but is stopped from entering the Lifestream by Zack and Aerith; he emerges in the Lifestream-infused pond in Aerith's church.]]



* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Cloud tries to repeat the ending of ''Final Fantasy VII'' and [[spoiler: kill Sephiroth with omnislash, but it becomes immediately apparent that Sephiroth was ready this time. Instead it's Sephiroth who makes a repeat performance by skewering Cloud through the stomach like he did during their skirmish in Nibelheim when Cloud goes in for the final slash. Sephiroth even takes the time to mock him for it.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Sephiroth:''']] Is this the pain you felt before...Cloud? Let me remind you. ''This'' time you won't forget.

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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Cloud tries to repeat the ending of ''Final Fantasy VII'' and [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill Sephiroth with omnislash, but it becomes immediately apparent that Sephiroth was ready this time. Instead it's Sephiroth who makes a repeat performance by skewering Cloud through the stomach like he did during their skirmish in Nibelheim when Cloud goes in for the final slash. Sephiroth even takes the time to mock him for it.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Sephiroth:''']] [[spoiler:'''Sephiroth:''']] Is this the pain you felt before...before... Cloud? Let me remind you. ''This'' time you won't forget.



* WorfHadTheFlu: Tifa gets her butt handed to her by Loz once he stops holding back. She later remarks to the others that in the two years since Meteorfall they all lost the level of strength they once had, and that only Cloud has managed to regain it.

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Tifa gets her butt handed to her by Loz once he stops holding back. She later remarks to the others that in the two years since Meteorfall they all lost the level of strength they once had, had and that only Cloud has managed to regain it.
25th May '17 2:29:19 PM PlasmaTalon
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:After spending the entire story pursuing Jenova, when Kadaj finally gets her head he doesn't know what to do next. Lampshaded by Cloud who points out that as a fragment of Sephiroth he's acting on instinct rather than thought.]]
11th Feb '17 10:33:22 PM StevieWillShowYou
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Two years have passed since the destruction of Meteor in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. People all over the world have become infected with the deadly Lifestream-distributed disease Geostigma; in spite of this, humanity keeps rebuilding society in the wake of Sephiroth's attempts at global destruction. In the city of Edge (built from the ruins of Midgar), Cloud now lives a quiet life with Tifa, Marlene, and a sickly orphan named Denzel. To Cloud's dismay, he soon discovers his own Geostigma infection -- and realizes that the influence of Sephiroth has not yet died off when three young men bearing a resemblance to the "One-Winged Angel" come looking for Cloud and the remnants of Shinra...

Limited-edition copies of the movie came bundled with a novella detailing several characters' points of view during the two-year TimeSkip. The ''Advent Children Complete'' UsefulNotes/BluRay re-release included an OVA version of one of the novella's stories and added additional footage to the film which either expanded on the plot ([[ReCut a necessary move]]) or altered parts of it ([[RetCon not so necessary.]])

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Two years have passed since the destruction of Meteor in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. People all over the world have become infected with the a deadly Lifestream-distributed disease called Geostigma; in spite of this, humanity keeps rebuilding society in the wake of Sephiroth's attempts at global destruction. In the city of Edge (built Edge, built from the ruins of Midgar), Midgar, Cloud now lives a quiet life with Tifa, Marlene, and a sickly orphan named Denzel. To Cloud's dismay, he soon discovers his own Geostigma infection -- and realizes that infection, which threatens to shatter his new life. To make matters worse, the influence of Sephiroth has not yet died off when three still remains: Three young men bearing a resemblance to the "One-Winged Angel" have come looking for Cloud and Cloud--and the remnants of Shinra...

Shinra--for their own sinister purposes.

Limited-edition copies of the movie came bundled with a novella detailing several characters' points of view during the two-year TimeSkip. The ''Advent Children Complete'' UsefulNotes/BluRay re-release included an OVA version of one of the novella's stories and stories; it also added additional footage to the film which that either expanded on the plot ([[ReCut a necessary move]]) or altered parts of it ([[RetCon not so necessary.]])
necessary]]).






* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Sephiroth, Cloud, Kadaj... Basically anyone who uses any kind of blade has one of these. Cloud's and Sephiroth's are so sharp that they can apparently cut through ''entire skyscrapers''. In fact, in ''Complete'', the friction generated by the cuts are so great as to produce enough heat to '''''set the concrete/rebar chunks on fire'''''.
* AdultFear: The silver-haired men kidnap innocent children, effectively brainwash them and then put them in harm's way (said harm being a ''gigantic dragon''). For any good parent, the first part alone is utterly terrifying. Somehow this does not prevent them from getting a [[spoiler:RedemptionInTheRain scene]] at the end of the movie.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Sephiroth, Cloud, Kadaj... Basically Kadaj--basically, anyone who uses any kind of blade has one of these. Cloud's and Sephiroth's are so sharp that they can apparently cut through ''entire skyscrapers''. In fact, in ''Complete'', the friction generated by the these cuts are so great as to produce produces enough heat to '''''set the concrete/rebar set aflame chunks on fire'''''.
of concrete and rebar.
* AdultFear: The silver-haired men kidnap innocent children, effectively brainwash them them, and then put them in harm's way (said harm being a ''gigantic dragon''). For any good parent, the first part alone is utterly terrifying. Somehow this This somehow does not prevent them the trio from getting a [[spoiler:RedemptionInTheRain scene]] at the end of the movie.



** Before ''Complete'' more adequately explained the plot, the best way of comprehending the movie (as well as learning of other interesting information) was to buy the ''Reunion Files'' book, the filmic equivalent of an FF ''Ultimania'' book. Whilst it's technically only available in Japan, it's also thankfully fully bilingual, featuring both English and Japanese text.
** Besides the ''Reunion Files'', a series of [[http://xcomprandomness.co.uk/ff7novels/ novellas]] collectively called "On the Way to a Smile" documents the events between the film in the game, including how Edge was built, how Cloud and Tifa ended up living together, what the party members were doing during their two years off, who Denzel is, what Geostigma, [[spoiler:and Aerith's role in all of this]] is in greater detail. To say the novellas explain a lot of stuff not present in the film would be an understatement.

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** Before ''Complete'' more adequately explained the plot, the best way of comprehending the movie (as well as learning of other interesting information) was to buy the ''Reunion Files'' book, the filmic equivalent of an FF ''Ultimania'' book. Whilst it's While it is technically only available in Japan, it's also thankfully fully bilingual, featuring it does feature both English and Japanese text.
** Besides the ''Reunion Files'', a series of [[http://xcomprandomness.co.uk/ff7novels/ novellas]] collectively called "On the Way to a Smile" documents the events between the film in game and the game, including how Edge was built, film. This includes detailed explanations of the construction of Edge, how Cloud and Tifa ended up living together, what the party members were doing during their did in the two years off, year interim, who Denzel is, what Geostigma, Geostigma is, [[spoiler:and Aerith's role in all of this]] is in greater detail.this]]. To say the novellas explain a lot of stuff not present in the film would be an understatement.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Everyone seems a lot more concerned about Sephiroth's return than the silver-haired men kidnapping every single child in Edge. Somewhat justified in that Sephiroth posed a danger to the entire world, but still.
* AnimeHair: Cloud's hair is not as bad as it could have been, but it was still present. The movie's about him, after all.

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* AMillionIsAStatistic: Everyone seems a lot more concerned about Sephiroth's return than the silver-haired men kidnapping every single child in Edge. Somewhat justified in that Sephiroth posed a danger to nearly destroyed the entire world, but still.
* AnimeHair: Cloud's hair is not as bad as it could have been, but it was still present. The movie's movie is about him, after all.



* ArmorIsUseless: None of the characters wear metal armor, except perhaps for Cloud's pauldron, which is never used. Averted when Cloud gets shot in the face, but only his goggles get shot off... although it is quite possible that TheGogglesDoNothing, and Cloud's face is just THAT tough.
* ArtEvolution: An "all-at-once" example. The original game had a very anime and cartoony design, even beyond the silly Lego-people polygons. Following the trend of the main series as a whole, Square Enix decided that in FFVII's next generation, they should go as realistic as possible. The new style stuck, and the entire Compilation has been near-photorealism since.
* ArmCannon: Barret, now [[{{BFG}} bigger]] and [[MoreDakka better]] than ever.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Pretty much every fight scene violates physics. It's only of a question of whether a given scene makes physics merely go weep in the corner or actually commit suicide. Unlimited jumping distances might be the most common thing. [[RuleOfCool Fortunately it all is also incredibly cool.]]

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* ArmorIsUseless: None of the characters wear metal armor, except perhaps for Cloud's pauldron, which is never used. Averted when Cloud gets shot in the face, but only his goggles get shot off... although it is quite possible that TheGogglesDoNothing, TheGogglesDoNothing and Cloud's face is just THAT that tough.
* ArtEvolution: An "all-at-once" example. The original game had a very anime and cartoony design, even beyond the silly Lego-people polygons. Following the trend of the main series as a whole, Square Enix decided that in FFVII's next generation, they should go as realistic as possible. The new style stuck, and the entire Compilation has been near-photorealism since.
since. (This also extends to the in-the-works remake of the game.)
* ArmCannon: Barret, now whose cannon is [[{{BFG}} bigger]] and [[MoreDakka better]] than ever.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Pretty much every Every fight scene violates physics. It's only at least one law of a question of whether physics; how many laws a given fight breaks differs from scene makes physics merely go weep in the corner or actually commit suicide. to scene. Unlimited jumping distances might be are the most common thing. [[RuleOfCool Fortunately it all is also incredibly cool.]]law broken. RuleOfCool applies here, though.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The Reunion Files]]'', Sephiroth had "ascended to a new level of existence" following his death and resurrection. That he never blinks, breaths, or loses his [[DissonantSerenity calm]] tone during the final battle was meant to emphasize how inhuman he'd become.
* AudibleSharpness: In ''Complete'', Sepiroth's Masamune gives off a high, clear, chilling tone... And he doesn't even need to swing it for it to produce this sound; if the camera is anywhere near the blade it practically sings about its ability to cut anything apart to the viewers.
* BackFromTheDead: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Sephiroth]] is resurrected by Kadaj eating Jenova cells. [[spoiler:Cloud gets shot in the back and caught in an explosion at the very end, but is stopped from entering the Lifestream by Zack and Aerith, and he emerges in the Lifestream-infused pond in Aerith's church.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: According to ''[[AllThereInTheManual The Reunion Files]]'', Sephiroth had "ascended to a new level of existence" following his death and resurrection. That he never blinks, breaths, or loses his [[DissonantSerenity calm]] tone during the final battle was meant to emphasize how inhuman he'd he had become.
* AudibleSharpness: In ''Complete'', Sepiroth's Masamune gives off a high, clear, chilling tone... And he doesn't even need to swing tone--even if it for it to produce this sound; if is perfectly still. If you can see the camera is anywhere near the blade Masamune, you will hear it practically sings all but sing about its ability to cut anything apart to the viewers.
apart.
* BackFromTheDead: [[LateArrivalSpoiler Sephiroth]] is resurrected by Kadaj eating Jenova cells. [[spoiler:Cloud gets shot in the back and caught in an explosion at after the very end, Sephiroth bttle, but is stopped from entering the Lifestream by Zack and Aerith, and Aerith; he emerges in the Lifestream-infused pond in Aerith's church.]]



** Aerith's spirit aids Cloud in battle against Bahamut SIN, joining in the FastballSpecial, and she later uses her Great Gospel limit break from beyond the grave in order to cleanse Midgard and Edge of Geostigma.
** During the battle against Sephiroth, Zack's spirit asks Cloud if he wants some help, but is turned down. However, his pep talk spurns Cloud into a HeroicSecondWind that allows him to triumph.

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** Aerith's spirit aids helps Cloud in the battle against Bahamut SIN, SIN by joining in the FastballSpecial, and she FastballSpecial. She later uses her Great Gospel limit break from beyond the grave in order to cleanse Midgard and Edge of Geostigma.
** During the battle against Sephiroth, Zack's spirit asks Cloud if he wants some help, but is turned Cloud turns him down. However, his The pep talk spurns eventually pushes Cloud into a HeroicSecondWind that allows him to triumph.



** Two in a row. [[spoiler:After Cloud defeats Sephiroth, he tells him: "Stay where you belong... in my memories." Sephiroth's response is to [[DeathGlare look Cloud in the eye]] and declare "I will... ''never'' be a memory"]], doubly badass for quoting his own OminousLatinChanting ("Noli manere, manere in memoria").

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** Two in a row. [[spoiler:After Cloud defeats Sephiroth, he tells him: Sephiroth: "Stay where you belong... in my memories." Sephiroth's response is to [[DeathGlare look Cloud in the eye]] and declare say, "I will... will ''never'' be a memory"]], doubly memory."]] Doubly badass for quoting his own OminousLatinChanting ("Noli manere, manere in memoria").



* BadassDecay: Invoked in-universe: When Cloud fights Kadaj, Tifa tells the others that they'd all become weaker over the two-year timeskip, but that Cloud [[TookALevelInBadass has regained that strength]].
* BadassLongcoat: Sephiroth.
** Yazoo wears one making him look just like Sephiroth.
** Tifa and Cloud's ShowgirlSkirt thingies seem to echo this.
* BadassNormal: Rude. In a world where just about every fighting adult can practically fly, and even Reno has crazy climbing skills, Rude manages to hold his own against Loz with nothing but fists (and some awesome shades). Also, [[spoiler:he manages to stop Loz and Yazoo with his homemade bombs]].
** Rufus Shinra too. Played Kadaj like the bush-leaguer he is without so much as getting out of his wheelchair and then [[spoiler:engages Kadaj in a sky-diving chase sequence in pursuit of Jenova's head]].

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* BadassDecay: Invoked This is invoked in-universe: When Cloud fights Kadaj, Tifa tells the others that they'd they had all become weaker over the two-year timeskip, but that Cloud [[TookALevelInBadass has regained that strength]].
* BadassLongcoat: Sephiroth.
BadassLongcoat:
** Sephiroth, of course.
** Yazoo wears one making that makes him look just like Sephiroth.
** Tifa and Cloud's ShowgirlSkirt thingies outfits seem to echo this.
* BadassNormal: Rude. In a world where just about every fighting adult can practically fly, and even Reno has crazy climbing skills, Rude manages to hold his own against Loz with nothing but fists (and some awesome shades). Also, [[spoiler:he and a pair of sunglasses. [[spoiler:He also manages to stop Loz and Yazoo with his homemade bombs]].
bombs.]]
** Rufus Shinra too. Played fools Kadaj like the bush-leaguer he is without so much as getting out of his wheelchair and wheelchair, then [[spoiler:engages Kadaj in a sky-diving chase sequence in pursuit for control of Jenova's head]].



** Cloud. He tried right after the game, and made a good run of it, but his survivor's guilt eventually caught up with him. Contracting Geostigma put the final nail in the angst coffin. However, events in the movie (spelled out in the Ultimania) make it clear Cloud has dealt with his major issues and finds his promised land surrounded by his friends and his family by the final end.

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** Cloud. He Cloud tried right to have one after the events of the game, and he made a good run of it, but his survivor's guilt eventually caught up with him. Contracting Geostigma put the final nail in the angst coffin. However, But the movie's events in the movie (spelled out in the Ultimania) make it clear that Cloud has finally dealt with his major issues issues, and he soon finds his promised land surrounded land--surrounded by his friends and his family by family--by the final end.



* BigDamnHeroes: Cloud in ACC arrives just in time to see Denzel about to be devoured by Shadow Creepers and a collapsing building falling on a stunned Tifa. He [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throws]] parts of his [[BifurcatedWeapon bifurcated]] BFS and tags all three Shadow Creepers, saving Denzel. He then ''[[AbsurdlySharpBlade slices a building in half]]'' to get to Tifa before she gets squashed. Ladies and Gentlemen, [[HesBack the man is back in the game!]]
** There's also Tifa about to face Bahamut SIN all by herself... until Barret along with every other party member comes along to help her.
* BishonenLine: Kadaj gets even ''more'' bishonen and far more powerful when he [[spoiler:briefly turns into Sephiroth]].

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* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Complete'', Cloud in ACC arrives just in time to see Denzel about to be devoured by Shadow Creepers and a collapsing building falling on a stunned Tifa. He [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throws]] parts of his [[BifurcatedWeapon bifurcated]] BFS Fusion Sword and tags all three Shadow Creepers, saving Denzel. He then ''[[AbsurdlySharpBlade slices a building in half]]'' to get to save Tifa before she gets squashed. Ladies and Gentlemen, [[HesBack the man is back in the game!]]
from being squashed.
** There's also Tifa about prepares to face Bahamut SIN all by herself... herself until Barret along with every other steps in--and brings the rest of the party member comes along to help her.
with him. "Reunion", indeed.
* BishonenLine: Kadaj gets even ''more'' bishonen and bishonen--and far more powerful when powerful--when he [[spoiler:briefly turns into Sephiroth]].



* BlockingStopsAllDamage: The first thing Sephiroth does is block Cloud's swing so dead he and his BFS suspend in midair for awhile. More easily justified than most, as his strength is so much higher that blocking is almost a formality. It should be noted that the force of Cloud's blow was enough to crush the metal pipe [[spoiler:Sephiroth]] was standing on, but of course does nothing to [[spoiler:Sephiroth]] himself.
* BloodierAndGorier: The ''Complete'' recut. While the characters didn't recieve apparent battle damage in the original version of the movie, Complete shows characters getting dirty as they fight, and damage being done to Bahamut SIN (armor breaking off the face, revealing flesh and blood). The biggest change is toward the end of the fight between Cloud and Sephiroth, where Sephiroth stabs Cloud repeatedly in mid-air to the point that he's a bloody mess, barely able to stand.
* BloodlessCarnage: Played mostly straight in the original, but gruesomely averted in ''Complete'' when Sephiroth repeatedly impales Cloud in mid-air near the end of their fight leaving him a bloody mess.
* BondVillainStupidity: Sephiroth, who has at least two good chances to kill Cloud and decides to fight and taunt him a bit more. It arguably makes sense with Sephiroth. Dude's been waiting two years for his revenge; he's going to take his time and enjoy it.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted with Vincent's triple-barrel handgun, Cerberus. During the Bahamut fight, he stops twice to reload in the span of thirty seconds (once on top of a building spire, then on ''Bahamut's shoulder'') Played straight by every other gun wielder in the movie.

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* BlockingStopsAllDamage: The first thing Sephiroth does is block Cloud's swing so dead that he and his BFS sword suspend in midair for awhile. More easily justified than most, as his strength is so much higher that blocking is almost a formality. It should be noted that the The force of Cloud's blow was enough to crush the metal pipe [[spoiler:Sephiroth]] Sephiroth was standing on, but of course does nothing to [[spoiler:Sephiroth]] Sephiroth himself.
* BloodierAndGorier: The ''Complete'' recut. While the characters didn't recieve apparent battle damage in the original version of the movie, Complete ''Complete'' shows characters getting dirty as they fight, and as well as damage being done to Bahamut SIN (armor (e.g., some armor breaking off the face, revealing flesh and blood). The biggest change is toward the end of the fight between Cloud and Sephiroth, where Sephiroth stabs Cloud repeatedly in mid-air to mid-air--to the point that he's Cloud becomes a bloody mess, mess who is barely able to stand.
* BloodlessCarnage: Played As noted above, this is played mostly straight in the original, but gruesomely it is averted in ''Complete'' when Sephiroth repeatedly impales Cloud in mid-air near the end of their fight leaving him a bloody mess.
fight.
* BondVillainStupidity: Sephiroth, who has Sephiroth gets at least two good chances to kill Cloud and Cloud, but decides to fight and taunt him a bit more. drag things out for the sheer enjoyment of it all. It arguably makes sense with Sephiroth. Dude's Sephiroth, as he has been waiting two years for his revenge; he's going to take his time and enjoy it.
chance at revenge.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted with Vincent's triple-barrel handgun, Cerberus. During the Bahamut SIN fight, he Vincent stops twice to reload in the span of thirty seconds (once on top of a building spire, then on ''Bahamut's shoulder'') Played This is played straight by every other gun wielder in the movie.movie, though.



* TheCoconutEffect: The entire reason Cloud is constantly depicted as angsty in the movie (despite the fact that he got over his problems by the end of the game) is because at this point the fandom had made this out to be his primary mental characteristic and wouldn't recognize him otherwise.

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* TheCoconutEffect: The entire reason Cloud is constantly depicted as angsty in the movie (despite the fact that he got over his problems by the end of the game) is because at this point the fandom fandom. They had made this out to be turned his angst into his primary mental characteristic characteristic, and wouldn't they seemingly would not recognize him otherwise.



** Though there's a recap at the beginning, the movie sorta requires that you play the game to really make sense out of it. Luckily, the DVD came with a recap of key events.
** ''Complete'' comes with an additional feature that recaps the events of the other spin-offs, although ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' is glanced over, as it's set a year after ''Advent Children''.
* CoolBike: Needless to say, Cloud's Fenrir. Bonus points for having a built-in sword rack for his new CoolSword.
** The Remnants of Sephiroth's motorcycles are pretty cool too.
* CoolShades: Rude's, the guy even has [[strike:a spare pair]] [[RunningGag many spare pairs]] in his jacket. Some parts of the fandom insist that Rude has a special Materia just for producing CoolShades. Cloud's goggles are pretty cool too.
** Spare sets or a costuming Materia, Rude has good reason for taking such measures as the first set get stepped on by Reno during their brawl with Yazoo and Loz.
* CoolSword: Cloud's new Fusion Swords - currently the page image for BifurcatedWeapon.

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** Though there's there is a recap at the beginning, the movie sorta really requires that you to play the game if you want to really make sense out of it. Luckily, the The DVD came (and Blu-ray) come with a recap of key events.
events, though.
** ''Complete'' comes with an additional feature that recaps the events of the other spin-offs, although ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' is glanced over, as it's it is set a year after ''Advent Children''.
* CoolBike: Needless to say, Cloud's Fenrir. Bonus Fenrir, which gets bonus points for having a built-in sword rack for to hold his new CoolSword.
** The motorcycles used by the Remnants of Sephiroth's motorcycles are pretty cool Sephiroth count, too.
* CoolShades: Rude's, the guy even Rude has [[strike:a spare pair]] [[RunningGag many spare pairs]] of sunglasses in his jacket. Some parts of the fandom insist that Rude has a special costuming Materia just for producing CoolShades. Cloud's (Cloud's goggles are pretty cool too.
often counted, too.)
** Spare sets or a costuming Materia, Rude has good reason for taking such measures as the measures: The first set get is stepped on by Reno during their the brawl with Yazoo and Loz.
* CoolSword: CoolSword:
**
Cloud's new Fusion Swords - Swords, which is[=/=]are currently the page image for BifurcatedWeapon.



** Loz and Yazoo's gunblades, bonus points for having a cool name: The Velvet Nightmare.
** Then, of course, there was [[spoiler:Masamune]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Reno, possibly. [[spoiler:President Shinra turns out to be a Crouching Cripple Hidden Badass.]]

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** Loz and Yazoo's gunblades, which get bonus points for having a cool name: The Velvet Nightmare.
** Then, of course, there was [[spoiler:Masamune]].
is Masamune, the sword of Sephiroth.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Reno, possibly. Reno possibly qualifies. [[spoiler:President Shinra turns out to be a Crouching Cripple Cripple, Hidden Badass.]]



* CurbstompBattle: Kadaj has NOTHING on Cloud once he gets healed from his Geostigma.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: More or less IS this trope.
* DarkMessiah: Kadaj really channels this in the scene at the lake.

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* CurbstompBattle: Kadaj has NOTHING on gets stomped by Cloud once he gets healed from the latter has his Geostigma.
Geostigma infection healed.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: More This movie is, more or less IS less, this exact trope.
* DarkMessiah: Kadaj really channels this in the scene at the lake.



* DefiantStoneThrow: Marlene gets a Defiant ''Materia'' Throw that hits Loz in the back. This... [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter backfires]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "Desaturated" variant. Most scenes take place in a ruined city under cloudy skies, so there's a lot of greyness.
* DemotedToExtra: All the original playable characters not named Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Vincent. ''Especially'' Red XIII, who gets exactly one line before the end of the film, mostly because his model was a pain to render, what with all that fur.
* DeusExMachina: Aerith using Great Gospel from beyond the grave to cure Cloud's Geostigma and drive away Kadaj, and later to dispel the dark Lifestream and heal the rest of Midgar.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Kadaj. He's the BigBad of the film and even engages Cloud in a SwordFight near the finale, but is ultimately a [[ThePawn pawn]] in Jenova and Sephiroth's endgame and is replaced by the latter.
** [[spoiler:He also suspects it all along, going so far as to voice his distress at the prospect to Rufus when they're alone in the high-rise.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Basically everything involving the children. They all qualify as being [[LittlestCancerPatient little cancer patients]], but then it goes FromBadToWorse when [[spoiler:they're kidnapped by the silver-haired men]] who have some very... questionable attitudes towards them. Finally, there's their [[spoiler:baptism]] by Cloud.
** In the game, Materia was put into slots on weapons. Here, when Kadaj gets Cloud's Materia stash, he ''infuses a sphere of Materia into his arm''. Alright, doesn't ''really'' look like Souba's got Materia slots, but that still raises implications. Next time we see him, he summons Bahamut SIN and constantly blasts people with magic. That would require, at minimum, two Materia pieces - one for the summon, one for the energy spell. Okay, little diversity never hurt a video game character, but still... When Yazoo [[spoiler:shoots Cloud in the back]], we see him and Loz each raise one arm. When they start glowing and are revealed to be ''pumped full'' of Materia of multiple different colours, you can tell [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin they've been getting the good stuff]].

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* DefiantStoneThrow: Marlene gets a Defiant ''Materia'' Materia Throw that hits Loz in the back. This... [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter backfires]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: "Desaturated" variant. Most scenes take place in a ruined city under cloudy skies, so there's a lot of greyness.
* DemotedToExtra: All the original playable characters not named Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Vincent. ''Especially'' Red XIII, who gets exactly one line before the end of the film, mostly because his model was a pain to render, what with all that fur.
* DeusExMachina: Aerith using Great Gospel from beyond the grave to cure Cloud's Geostigma and drive away Kadaj, and later to dispel the dark Lifestream and heal the rest of Midgar.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Kadaj. He's the BigBad of the film and even engages Cloud in a SwordFight near the finale, but is ultimately a [[ThePawn pawn]] in Jenova and Sephiroth's endgame and is replaced by the latter.
** [[spoiler:He also suspects it all along, going so far as to voice his distress at the prospect to Rufus when they're alone in the high-rise.
It backfires horribly.]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: This film has a "desaturated" variant. Most of its scenes take place in a ruined city under cloudy skies, so there is a lot of greyness.
* DemotedToExtra: All of the original playable characters not named Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Vincent receive a demotion. Red XIII gets the worst of it; he has exactly one line before the end of the film, mostly because of how much time it took to render his model.
* DeusExMachina: Aerith uses her Great Gospel limit break from beyond the grave to cure Cloud's Geostigma and drive away Kadaj; it later dispels the dark Lifestream and heals the rest of Midgar.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Kadaj is the BigBad of the film; he even engages Cloud in a SwordFight near the end. But he is still just a [[ThePawn pawn]] in Jenova and Sephiroth's endgame, moreso when Sephiroth resurrects using Kadaj's body.
** [[spoiler:Kadaj suspects his status as a pawn the whole time; he even voices his distress to Rufus.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Basically This is basically everything involving the children. They all qualify as being [[LittlestCancerPatient little cancer patients]], but then it goes FromBadToWorse when [[spoiler:they're they are kidnapped by the silver-haired men]] men, who have some very... questionable attitudes towards them. Finally, there's And there is also their [[spoiler:baptism]] baptism by Cloud.
** In the game, Materia was put were placed into slots on weapons. Here, when In the film, Kadaj gets Cloud's Materia stash, he ''infuses infuses a sphere of Materia into his arm''. Alright, doesn't ''really'' look like Souba's got arm. (His sword, Souba, does not appear to have Materia slots, but that still raises implications. Next implications.) The next time we see him, Kadaj shows up, he summons Bahamut SIN and constantly continually blasts people with magic. That This would require, at minimum, two Materia pieces - pieces--one for the summon and one for the summon, one for the energy spell. Okay, little diversity never hurt a video game character, but still... When After Yazoo [[spoiler:shoots shoots Cloud in the back]], back, we see him and Loz each raise one arm. When arm; they start glowing and soon reveal that they are revealed to be ''pumped full'' pumped full of Materia of multiple different colours, colours. At this point, you can tell [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin they've been getting the good stuff]].



** Yazoo gets bonus points for doing this ''and'' GunsAkimbo when he dual wields ''[[GunBlade Velvet Nightmares]]''
* DumbMuscle: Loz is physically the strongest of the Remnants, but has the mental capacity of a child.

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** Yazoo gets bonus points for doing this ''and'' GunsAkimbo when he dual wields ''[[GunBlade his GunBlade, Velvet Nightmares]]''
Nightmares.
* DumbMuscle: Loz is the physically the strongest of the Remnants, but he has the mental capacity of a child.



** Not so much [[ForgivenButNotForgotten "forgiven" as "forgotten"]], but everyone's attitude towards working with Shinra is basically *shoulder shrug*. Even [[WellIntentionedExtremist Barret]] is without complaint, and he witnessed them personally kill his original team ''and'' drop the Sector Seven plate on the slums. That being said, [[DemotedToExtra he wasn't the focus of the movie]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Sephiroth, Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo. Particularly [[TenderTears Loz]].
* ExactWords: Barret's "He's got ten minutes" line during the fight with Kadaj? Check the timestamp. Now check the timestamp during [[spoiler:the RedemptionInTheRain scene]]. The entire Cloud vs Kadaj[[spoiler:/Sephiroth]] battle lasted ''no longer than ten minutes'', including slow motion scenes, DeadPersonConversation and [[LimitBreak Omnislash]] [[FinishingMove Version]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Seven]].
* FastballSpecial: ''All the party members'' perform it on Cloud. Yes, even ''[[KilledOffForReal her]]''. Note that this is not on separate occasions... this is the aerial equivalent of a bucket brigade, with Cloud as the (highly ballistic) bucket.

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** Not so much [[ForgivenButNotForgotten "forgiven" as "forgotten"]], but everyone's attitude towards working with Shinra is basically *shoulder shrug*. "meh". Even [[WellIntentionedExtremist Barret]] is without complaint, and he witnessed them saw Shinra personally kill his original team ''and'' and drop the Sector Seven plate on the slums. That being said, [[DemotedToExtra he wasn't the focus of the movie]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Sephiroth, Kadaj, Loz Loz, and Yazoo. Particularly [[TenderTears Loz]].
* ExactWords: Barret's "He's got ten minutes" line during the fight with Kadaj? Check the timestamp. Now check the timestamp during [[spoiler:the RedemptionInTheRain scene]]. The entire Cloud vs Kadaj[[spoiler:/Sephiroth]] Kadaj[=/=]Sephiroth battle lasted ''no longer than ten minutes'', including minutes''; this includes the slow motion scenes, DeadPersonConversation the DeadPersonConversation, and [[LimitBreak Omnislash]] [[FinishingMove Version]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Seven]].
* FastballSpecial: ''All the party members'' perform it on Cloud. Yes, even ''[[KilledOffForReal her]]''. Note that And this is not on separate occasions... this occasions--this is the aerial equivalent of a bucket brigade, with Cloud as the (highly ballistic) bucket.



* FightScene: It'd be more accurate to say the movie contains ''non''-{{Fight Scene}}s. The original cut is 90 minutes long. The fight with Bahamut Sin starts about 45 minutes in, and the whole rest of the movie is one long fight. A good chunk of the first half is fighting too.
* {{Flanderization}}: Cloud's angsting went from pretty minor in the original game to taking over his characterization here. At the end of the game, he seemed to be mostly over his issues. On the other hand, WordOfGod says that depression is a standard side effect of geostigma, and that Sephiroth was [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him through it. On the other, other hand, WordOfGod also says that they deliberately regressed Cloud's emotional state so he'd feel more "familiar" to viewers (even though the movie actually makes him far ''more'' angsty than he was in the game), making the geostigma side effect just a justification for that.
** As a matter of fact, although Cloud is the more obvious example, ALL of the characters of the game receive this to different degrees. Though for the other characters, a large part of it is that Cloud dominates the screen time so we barely see them do anything.
* TheGunslinger: Yazoo and Vincent

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* FightScene: It'd It would be more accurate to say the movie contains ''non''-{{Fight Scene}}s. a few non-{{Fight Scene}}s instead. The original cut of the film is 90 ninety minutes long. The long; the fight with Bahamut Sin SIN starts about 45 minutes halfway in, and the whole rest of the movie is basically one long fight. A good chunk of fight, while a hefty amount oof the film's first half is fighting too.
also filled with fighting.
* {{Flanderization}}: Cloud's angsting went from pretty minor in the original game to taking over his characterization here. At the end of the game, he mostly seemed to be mostly over have resolved his issues. On the other hand, But WordOfGod says that depression is a standard side effect of geostigma, and that Geostigma--and Sephiroth was also [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him through it. On screwing with Cloud's head]] the other, other hand, whole time. Then again, WordOfGod also says that they deliberately regressed Cloud's emotional state so he'd he would feel more "familiar" to viewers (even though the movie actually makes him far ''more'' angsty than he was in the game), making which turns the geostigma Geostigma side effect just into a justification for that.
justification.
** As a matter of fact, although Although Cloud is the more obvious example, ALL all of the characters of from the game receive this to different degrees. Though for the other characters, a large part of it is that Cloud dominates the screen time so we barely see them do anything.
* TheGunslinger: Yazoo and VincentVincent.



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: An unusual in-universe example. Cloud accuses Kadaj and co. of being this; stating that they don't really know ''why'' they're being antagonistic. Kadaj, however, [[ShutUpKirk doesn't]] [[TalkToTheFist care.]]

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: An The film has an unusual in-universe example. Cloud accuses Kadaj and co. the Remnants of being this; stating this, even telling them outright that they don't really know ''why'' they're being antagonistic. Kadaj, however, have no idea why they are doing what they are doing. Kadaj [[ShutUpKirk doesn't]] refuses]] [[TalkToTheFist to care.]]



* GogglesDoNothing: Reno's don't seem to do anything other than to look cool and give him red rings around his eyes. Completely averted with Cloud, though--in addition to their regular purpose (keeping dirt out of his eyes) the goggles also prevent him from taking a bullet right between the eyes.
* HeelFaceReturn: Rufus shows up and explains he's seen the error in his ways and is working to undo the damage he did. His repentance kind of makes sense in that the consequences of Shinra Company's activities were extremely dramatic by the end of the game, and nearly were even worse.
* HellBentForLeather: Pretty much everyone who can be considered badass.
* HellishPupils: Sephiroth and his remnants have these. The children infected with Geostigma develop them after drinking the water corrupted by Kadaj, and Cloud sporadically develops them whenever his Geostigma acts up.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Rude and Reno
* HiddenEyes: The animators were careful to make sure Rufus's eyes were never visible under his cloak, to hint he may have been disfigured somehow. [[spoiler:It's also to convey that he's hiding something very closely but you can't figure out quite what.]]

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* GogglesDoNothing: Reno's don't goggles seem to do anything nothing other than to look cool and give him red rings around his eyes. Completely This is completely averted with Cloud, though--in addition to their regular purpose (keeping dirt out of his eyes) eyes), the goggles also prevent save him from taking a bullet right between to the eyes.
head.
* HeelFaceReturn: Rufus shows up and explains he's that he has seen the error in his ways and is working to undo the damage he did. did as a member of Shinra. His repentance kind of makes sense sense, in that the consequences of Shinra Company's Shinra's activities were extremely dramatic by nearly brought about the end of the game, and nearly were even worse.
world.
* HellBentForLeather: Pretty much everyone who can be considered badass.
badass wears some leather.
* HellishPupils: Sephiroth and his remnants the Remnants have these. The children infected with Geostigma develop them after drinking the water corrupted by Kadaj, and Cloud sporadically develops them whenever his Geostigma acts up.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Rude and Reno
Reno.
* HiddenEyes: The animators were careful to make sure Rufus's eyes were never visible under his cloak, to hint he may have been disfigured somehow. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler:It also to convey conveys that he's he is hiding something very closely something, but you can't cannot figure out quite what.]]



* HighlyVisibleNinja: Yuffie
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Sephiroth hijacks Kadaj with around ten minutes left in the film and manages to put Cloud on the end of Masamune before it's over.]]

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* HighlyVisibleNinja: Yuffie
Yuffie.
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Sephiroth Sephiroth hijacks Kadaj with around ten minutes left in before the film final battle, and he manages to put Cloud on the end of Masamune before it's it is over.]]



** Some posters and UsefulNotes/BluRay covers feature [[http://www.deathfall.com/forums/images/movies/427.poster an impending clash shot]] between Cloud and Sephiroth.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Kadaj's katana (which is basically two blades on one hilt), Cloud's ''Fusion Swords''.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Aerith Gainsborough Die]]: As it was in FFVII, one of the reasons for Cloud's depression until he finally allows himself to be forgiven... [[AesopAmnesia even though he seemed to have gotten over somewhat in the original game.]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Used throughout. Characters swinging their {{BFS}} around like they weighed about as much as a butter knife, [[BladeSpam striking ninety times a second]], ParryingBullets, you name it.

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** Some posters and UsefulNotes/BluRay Blu-ray covers feature [[http://www.deathfall.com/forums/images/movies/427.poster an impending clash shot]] between Cloud and Sephiroth.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Kadaj's katana (which is basically two blades on one hilt), hilt) and Cloud's ''Fusion Swords''.
Fusion Swords count.
* [[ILetGwenStacyDie I Let Aerith Gainsborough Die]]: As it was in FFVII, the game, this is one of the reasons for Cloud's depression until depression--until he finally allows himself to be forgiven... [[AesopAmnesia even forgiven. ([[AesopAmnesia Even though he seemed to have gotten over somewhat in the original game.]]
]])
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Used This is used throughout. Characters swinging their {{BFS}} around like they weighed about as much as a butter knife, [[BladeSpam striking ninety times a second]], ParryingBullets, you name it.
4th Dec '16 10:58:16 PM Xtifr
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'''''Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children''''' is {{the movie}} sequel to the seventh entry in the [[RunningGag magnitude-describingly]] popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series.

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'''''Final ''Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children''''' Children'' is {{the movie}} sequel to the seventh entry in the [[RunningGag magnitude-describingly]] popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series.
30th Oct '16 6:08:11 PM Ciel12
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This reunion is for you.''

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This reunion is for you.''
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* TogetherInDeath: Zack and Aerith.
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