History FanFic / TheFifthAct

19th Nov '17 8:23:10 PM TheSinful
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* ExactWords: When questioned about his Mako infused eyes, Cloud says he had an extreme case of Mako poisoning but recovered, which is true but not related to his eyes.
30th Oct '17 10:11:07 AM malias
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* {{Trigger}}: See BerserkButton above.
5th Oct '17 1:22:21 PM lilyofthevalley
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* [[spoiler: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being experimented on by Hojo, unbalanced by the truth of his origins and seeing Sephiroth burn down the Shinra Mansion allows Jenova to possess Cloud in Nibelheim]]

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* [[spoiler: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Being [[spoiler:Being experimented on by Hojo, unbalanced by the truth of his origins and seeing Sephiroth burn down the Shinra Mansion allows Jenova to possess Cloud in Nibelheim]]



** [[spoiler: Just as he is about to kill Zack, Aeris contacts Cloud through the Lifestream and breaks Jenova's hold on him.]]
** [[spoiler: Genesis saves Cloud and Sephiroth's lives when he reflexively casts a Sleep spell on Cloud.]]

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** [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just as he is about to kill Zack, Aeris contacts Cloud through the Lifestream and breaks Jenova's hold on him.]]
** [[spoiler: Genesis [[spoiler:Genesis saves Cloud and Sephiroth's lives when he reflexively casts a Sleep spell on Cloud.]]



** [[spoiler: Genesis nearly loses his friends due to distrust sown but he not only saves his friends but saves the man who rescued him from death and gains a new appreciation on life.]]
** [[spoiler: After dealing with Cloud's hostile and volatile nature throughout the story, Sephiroth and Cloud finally bury the hatchet and he finds out more of his human side.]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Besides Hojo, everything involved in Cloud's capture and Cloud's attempt to murder Sephiroth is pretty much treated as water under the bridge.]] The moral of the story is forgiveness so it's to be expected.

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** [[spoiler: Genesis [[spoiler:Genesis nearly loses his friends due to distrust sown distrust, but he not only saves his friends but friends, he saves the man who rescued him from death and gains a new appreciation on life.]]
** [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After dealing with Cloud's hostile and volatile nature throughout the story, Sephiroth and Cloud finally bury the hatchet and he finds out more of his human side.]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Besides [[spoiler:Besides Hojo, everything involved in Cloud's capture and Cloud's attempt to murder Sephiroth is pretty much treated as water under the bridge.]] The moral of the story is forgiveness so it's to be expected.



* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Angeal betrays Cloud to Hollander and Hojo out of desperation for a cure. He comes to regret it eventually, and turns {{Face}} again shortly before the cure is found.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Angeal [[spoiler:Angeal betrays Cloud to Hollander and Hojo out of desperation for a cure. He comes to regret it eventually, and turns {{Face}} again shortly before the cure is found.]]



** Genesis never defects [[spoiler: but Angeal does.]]
** [[spoiler: Hollander's death cuts short any further experimentation on his end. It also cripples Lazard who was his sponsor. ]]
** [[spoiler: Since Hojo and Jenova are dead, there will be no Geostigma or DEEPGROUND.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A Nibelheim local comments that Mayor Lockhart doesn't like Cloud because he's afraid "he'll leave a trail of bastards" [[spoiler: Guess what Cloud's father did?]]

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** Genesis never defects [[spoiler: but defects, [[spoiler:but Angeal does.]]
** [[spoiler: Hollander's [[spoiler:Hollander's death cuts short any further experimentation on his end. It also cripples Lazard who was his sponsor. ]]
** [[spoiler: Since [[spoiler:Since Hojo and Jenova are dead, there will be no Geostigma or DEEPGROUND.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A Nibelheim local comments that Mayor Lockhart doesn't like Cloud because he's afraid "he'll leave a trail of bastards" [[spoiler: Guess [[spoiler:Guess what Cloud's father did?]]



* [[spoiler: HeroicBastard]]: [[spoiler: Cloud turns out be President Shinra's illegitimate son]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroicBastard]]: HeroicBastard: [[spoiler: Cloud turns out be President Shinra's illegitimate son]]



** [[spoiler: Hojo's habit of disabling the audio functions of the security cameras so he wouldn't have to hear the experiments' screaming, allows Kunsel and Cloud to make an escape plan without him finding out.]]

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** [[spoiler: Hojo's [[spoiler:Hojo's habit of disabling the audio functions of the security cameras so he wouldn't have to hear the experiments' screaming, allows Kunsel and Cloud to make an escape plan without him finding out.]]



* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: Cloud is not that different from Sephiroth, to the point that Jenova was able to possess him.]]
--> In that split second, he'd wondered what he'd do after he killed Sephiroth.
-->His first thought had been to destroy [=ShinRa=]. Destroy the company that had drained the Planet, dropped the Plate on Sector 7, and made Sephiroth possible in the first place. Destroy the man ''who left his mother in Nibelheim to die.''

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* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: Cloud [[spoiler:Cloud is not that different from Sephiroth, to the point that Jenova was able to possess him.]]
--> In -->In that split second, he'd wondered what he'd do after he [[spoiler:he killed Sephiroth.
Sephiroth.]]
-->His first thought had been to destroy [=ShinRa=]. Destroy the company that had drained the Planet, dropped the Plate on Sector 7, and made Sephiroth possible in the first place. Destroy the man ''who [[spoiler:''who left his mother in Nibelheim to die.'''']]



** [[spoiler: Also, to Lazard. Both are half-brothers, abandoned by Shinra and had to work their way to the top]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Cloud misinterprets Sephiroth's burning of Shinra mansion as a sign that he was falling into evil.

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** [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, to Lazard. Both are half-brothers, abandoned by Shinra and had to work their way to the top]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Cloud misinterprets Sephiroth's burning of Sephiroth [[spoiler:burning Shinra mansion mansion]] as a sign that he was falling into evil.



** [[spoiler: Angeal throws away his honor and ''backstabs'' Cloud when it became clear that he was dying and time was running out.]]

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** [[spoiler: Angeal [[spoiler:Angeal throws away his honor and ''backstabs'' Cloud when it became clear that he was dying and time was running out.]]



* [[spoiler: RedemptionEarnsLife: Angeal]]

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* [[spoiler: RedemptionEarnsLife: Angeal]][[spoiler:Angeal]]



* [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice: Cloud fully intended to kill Sephiroth, even after Sephiroth freed him from Jenova's influence and destroyed the remains of the project, even if he had to lose his own life in the process.]]

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* [[spoiler: SenselessSacrifice: Cloud [[spoiler:Cloud fully intended to kill Sephiroth, even after Sephiroth freed him from Jenova's influence and destroyed the remains of the project, even if he had to lose his own life in the process.]]



* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop: Cloud didn't plan to survive killing Sephiroth.]]

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* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop: Cloud [[spoiler:Cloud didn't plan to survive killing Sephiroth.]]
9th Nov '16 7:37:56 AM Boobah
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** Further justified[[spoiler: because the Planet "misplaced" it to set up Cloud's PeggySue adventure.]]
11th Oct '16 6:15:32 PM Materioptikon
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* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler: Sure, he succeeds in kidnapping Cloud and sold him out to Hollander in order to find a cure. He then finds out that Hollander has no intention of curing him and fully intends to experiment on Cloud to find out what made Cloud superior. Then Hollander is killed and Cloud kidnapped ''again'' with no cure to show for it. He betrayed Cloud's and his friends' trust, is now a fugitive and has completely betrayed his ideals.]]

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* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler: Sure, he Angeal succeeds in kidnapping Cloud and sold selling him out to Hollander in order to find a cure. He then finds out that Hollander has no intention of curing him and fully intends to experiment on Cloud to find out what made Cloud superior. Then Hollander is killed and Cloud kidnapped ''again'' with no cure to show for it. He betrayed Cloud's and his friends' trust, is now a fugitive and has completely betrayed his ideals.]]
11th Oct '16 5:53:15 PM Materioptikon
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* KarmicJackpot: Cloud, upon witnessing Genesis suffering due to the initial stages of his degradation, unthinkingly gives him a vial of spring water so he can heal himself. End result: [[spoiler:the world is spared the horrors of ''Crisis Core'', Sephiroth never goes insane, and EverybodyLives (Hojo and Hollander don't count).]]
8th Oct '16 8:07:06 PM Materioptikon
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* RankUp: Cloud is promoted to Second-Class after a few months and is promoted to First Class a few months after that. His rise in the ranks is the shortest since Sephiroth

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* RankUp: Cloud is promoted to Second-Class after a few months and is promoted to First Class a few months after that. His rise in the ranks is the shortest since SephirothSephiroth's.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Lord Godo Kisaragi, Yuffie's father. Cloud convinces him that open defiance of Shinra will be worse for Wutai than opening diplomatic channels, ending the Wutai War early before the country is too badly hurt.
21st Jul '16 11:58:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Hojo. [[spoiler: He's the only character to figure out on his own that Cloud is from the future. With his only clue being Cloud's S cells]]
30th May '16 6:17:55 AM SonofAkatosh
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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Angeal betrays Cloud to Hollinder and Hojo out of desperation for a cure. He comes to regret it eventually, and turns {{Face}} again shortly before the cure is found.]]

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* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: Angeal betrays Cloud to Hollinder Hollander and Hojo out of desperation for a cure. He comes to regret it eventually, and turns {{Face}} again shortly before the cure is found.]]



* FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler: Angeal]] sells Cloud out to Hollinder in hopes of finding a cure, only for Hollinder to reveal he has no intentions of finding a cure and wants to experiment to find out how Cloud's version of the SOLDIER formula. Then Hollinder is killed and Hojo takes Cloud instead.

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* FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler: Angeal]] sells Cloud out to Hollinder Hollander in hopes of finding a cure, only for Hollinder Hollander to reveal he has no intentions of finding a cure and wants to experiment to find out how Cloud's version of the SOLDIER formula. Then Hollinder Hollander is killed and Hojo takes Cloud instead.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Angeal is horrified when he realizes that Hollinder has no interest in curing him but he doomed Cloud to experimentation for ''nothing.'']]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: Angeal is horrified when he realizes that Hollinder Hollander has no interest in curing him but he doomed Cloud to experimentation for ''nothing.'']]



* OhCrap: Cloud's reaction [[spoiler: the man who kills Hollinder turns out to be ''Hojo.'']]

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* OhCrap: Cloud's reaction [[spoiler: the man who kills Hollinder Hollander turns out to be ''Hojo.'']]



* SelfMadeMan: Lazard's backstory. He rose from the slums to being Director of Solider.

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* SelfMadeMan: Lazard's backstory. He rose from the slums to being Director of Solider.SOLDIER.



* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop: Cloud didn't plan to survive killing Sephiroth]]

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* [[spoiler: SuicideByCop: Cloud didn't plan to survive killing Sephiroth]]Sephiroth.]]



* TreacheryCoverUp: The Turks cover up Hollinder and Hojo's betrayal [[spoiler: and why Cloud and Kunsel disappeared for months.]]

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* TreacheryCoverUp: The Turks cover up Hollinder Hollander and Hojo's betrayal [[spoiler: and why Cloud and Kunsel disappeared for months.]]



* YouAreNotAlone: The Aesop of the story

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* YouAreNotAlone: The Aesop of the storystory.



* NotSoAboveItAll: One of the omakes has Cloud and Sephiroth trapped in a time loop. Sephiroth takes the opportunity to cause as much havoc as he can (burning down Shinra HQ, quitting SOLIDER etc) and enjoys it immensely.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: One of the omakes has Cloud and Sephiroth trapped in a time loop. Sephiroth takes the opportunity to cause as much havoc as he can (burning down Shinra HQ, quitting SOLIDER SOLDIER etc) and enjoys it immensely.
28th Oct '15 10:07:58 PM JustCause
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** Part of the reason Cloud was captured so long was that his would-be rescuers didn't trust each other and couldn't communicate effectively. It takes a [[spoiler: ContrivedCoincidence and EleventhHourRanger to get them moving]].



* AHouseDivided: Cloud's rescue team has a chronic inability to work together. Genesis doesn't respect Zack's advice, the two stalled for so long because they were suspicious of Sephiroth, Angeal despite knowing more than most only communicates in CrypticConversation and Kunsel runs off into leads without bothering to tell anyone. No wonder they needed a [[spoiler: ContrivedConcidence and an ElevethHourRanger to get them moving]].
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