History Headscratchers / FinalFantasyVII

7th Aug '16 6:25:29 PM nombretomado
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*** Tifa never uses materia at all during the movie. Neither do any of the other heroes. Perhaps you're thinking of her appearance in ''DeadFantasy'' instead?

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*** Tifa never uses materia at all during the movie. Neither do any of the other heroes. Perhaps you're thinking of her appearance in ''DeadFantasy'' ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' instead?
29th Jul '16 7:31:46 PM PurpleAlert
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** I think she's just into schmucks. Corneo's mansion, anyone?
29th Jul '16 7:29:23 PM PurpleAlert
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*** Smug, bratty nihilism aside: actually, yes, we ''are'' shown that there is an afterlife in FFVII, and it's not just a cycle of life energy and it's not only accessible to the Ancients, because Zack is ''clearly shown'' to be there with Aerith. It's implied at various points that a person's ''body'' dies and the energy and matter that gave them mortal life returns to the lifestream to become new life, but a person's ''consciousness'' clearly survives after death.
29th Jul '16 6:37:36 PM PurpleAlert
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* Hojo is a crazy asshole. That's the reason. But there are (to his perspective) a few practical reasons to do this:
** He didn't give a damn about Lucrecia and considered her worthless. To him, she was about as much of a mother to Sephiroth as a petri dish is the mother of a bacterial culture. The point was to infuse an unborn child with Jenova's cells, so in his opinion, he wasn't fabricating anything.
** Lucrecia was a Shinra employee who, after the experiments on her, couldn't die. Hojo ''planned'' on Sephiroth eventually seeking out the truth of his parentage, that was part of his goal for him from the beginning. If he told Sephiroth that his mother was an ordinary woman named Lucrecia, Sephiroth would have found her eventually and the much less glorious truth would have derailed Hojo's plans for him before they began. It also would have exposed his probably-way-too-illegal-to-ignore practices to the Shinra executives; Vincent was an expendable Turk, Lucrecia was a scientist with a long history within the company. If he gave Sephiroth any reason to go looking for her, that's the end of his plans.
** Hubris in general. Telling Sephiroth that his mother was basically ''sentient cancer'' wouldn't have given him the proper amount of pride in his parentage or faith in his own powers. It's implied that Hojo knew quite well that Jenova wasn't ''really'' one of the Ancients, especially after Ifalna's death, but he couldn't let a little thing like that stop him.


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** Probably destroyed, one way or another. The dumbest thing they could have done is leave it for people to find, and since virtually nobody knows about him at all (in VII, anyway) the simplest answer is Hojo dumped him over the side of a frozen mountain and let the wolves have him.
22nd Jul '16 7:53:34 AM thekeyofe
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** My headcanon (I don't recall if this is backed up anywhere in the game) is that while you may lose your ''personal'' identity (unless you're strong-willed like Sephiroth or Aerith) you don't become "nothing." Your thoughts join with the thoughts of every being that has ever lived as a sort of gestalt consciousness. While that's a far cry from most people's conception of heaven, I don't think that's a bad existence. Also, it's entirely plausible that you retain your sense of "self" for a while after death (anywhere from a few hours to a few years) before your consciousness is fully absorbed into the collective consciousness of the lifestream.
20th Jul '16 8:57:59 PM Hydrosoul
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[[folder:Sephiroth's parentage fabrication]]
His biological father, Professor Hojo, told the young Sephiroth his mother's name was "Jenova" and that she died giving birth to him. His real mother being Lucrecia Crescent, why did Hojo chose to fabricate Sephiroth's parentage?
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[[folder:Gast's body]]
What happened to Gast Faremis's body?
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9th Jul '16 9:48:20 PM AxelFive
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** Whatever Vincent was wearing when he went into the coffin was surely eaten up and threadbare and both utterly horrible smelling and possibly moldy by thirty years of accumulating sweat. My theory is he scrounged up what articles of clothing in the manor were still wearable, and they just didn't want to have to make another sprite to represent his messed up clothes.
9th Jul '16 9:22:06 PM AxelFive
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* The big thing that separates Reeve from the rest of the party is that Reeve isn't a genetically modified super human, or a martial artist, or an ex-government hitman, or a self-taught spear expert. He's just a pencil pusher. Reeve isn't a combatant, so why would he risk his life as just another liability when he can send in his golem to fight in his stead?
3rd Jun '16 4:36:49 PM randomtroper89
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* Aerith as participating in [[strike:prostitution]] EnjoKosai. Explain please.

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* Aerith as participating in [[strike:prostitution]] EnjoKosai.CompensatedDating. Explain please.
2nd Jun '16 2:14:17 PM nombretomado
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** Also notice how Omega Weapon, the most drastic contingency plan of the Lifestream, is nothing more than ''the Jenova life cycle 2.0'' (become abomination, consume local lifestream, migrate to Space, repeat). Jenova may be simply an extraterrestrial Omega in that sense, landing on planets to propagate its own version of life, except that her/its biology and offspring are so completely ''alien'' to the Planet's inhabitants that they end up viewing it as a dark god heralding the apocalypse (similar to how HPLovecraft's protagonists interpret extraterrestrials as eldritch omnipotent gods beyond the limits of reality)

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** Also notice how Omega Weapon, the most drastic contingency plan of the Lifestream, is nothing more than ''the Jenova life cycle 2.0'' (become abomination, consume local lifestream, migrate to Space, repeat). Jenova may be simply an extraterrestrial Omega in that sense, landing on planets to propagate its own version of life, except that her/its biology and offspring are so completely ''alien'' to the Planet's inhabitants that they end up viewing it as a dark god heralding the apocalypse (similar to how HPLovecraft's Creator/HPLovecraft's protagonists interpret extraterrestrials as eldritch omnipotent gods beyond the limits of reality)
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