History Headscratchers / FinalFantasyVII

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)
1st Jun '16 10:51:35 PM Etagirl
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** But throughout the game it's implied that joining the Lifestream is a good thing, that it's the most desirable outcome if/when a person dies. That remaining outside the Lifestream is a fate worse than death. But as I stated previously, it doesn't sound good at all. In that sense, it was promised that the Lifestream was an appealing afterlife.
1st Jun '16 8:51:32 PM JM1982
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*** "Even given everything listed above, why is the party wasting their time interfering with Shinra's attempt to save the world?" Did you even '''read''' any of the above replies that explain quite clearly why destroying the Huge Materia is a bad thing? And now, here's another thing to consider-Shinra's efforts are going to screw over the people of North Corel and Fort Condor by driving them out of their homes and killing who knows how many of them in the process, if the heroes don't interfere. And no, the ends do not justify the means-Barret held that attitude at the start of the game, and it's shown quite clearly that he was in the wrong.
17th May '16 4:18:31 PM trumpetmarietta
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**** Uh, I don't know where you're getting your "facts", but α Centauri is 4.37 light-years from Earth.
2nd May '16 11:35:37 PM timemonkey
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**So what? At what point was anyone promised an afterlife of any kind, let alone an appealing one? The cycle of life energy via the lifestream is simply the natural process of death and rebirth. Your memories might linger if you were strong willed but otherwise you're wiped clean and used to make new life.
17th Apr '16 8:17:50 AM Aquillion
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** Maybe a bigger question: ''Why does Sephiroth throw a Destruct materia at you?'' Like seriously. Who does that?
14th Mar '16 11:35:18 AM bassforte123
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** When it comes down to it, they could either let Shinra (who's track record of having any victory against Sephiroth is nil) take these priceless and powerful ancient relics and ram them into the supposedly indestructable meteor and hope it works, or they could take it for themselves and use it for their much more sensible goal of stopping Sephiroth himself and stopping Meteor that way while also not destroying these powerful artifacts in a one shot attempt. And seeing as it grants the party master materia, that was the right call.

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** When it comes down to it, they could either let Shinra (who's track record of having any victory against Sephiroth is nil) take these priceless and powerful ancient relics and ram them into the supposedly indestructable meteor and hope it works, or they could take it for themselves and use it for their much more sensible goal of stopping Sephiroth himself and stopping Meteor that way while also not destroying these powerful artifacts in a one shot attempt. And seeing as it grants the party master materia, that was the right call. Likewise, even if it did completely work, nothing really stops Sephiroth from summoning a new Meteor later. The rocket plan is essentially consuming valuable resources to buy time while the party's plan is to use those resources to attack Sephiroth himself with more power. So the deciding factor is whether you think more time or more power is most valuable in defeating Sephiroth himself.
6th Mar '16 10:35:04 PM Etagirl
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[[folder:What actually happens to you when you join the Lifestream?]]
*So from what I've read and heard it sounds like when a person dies they become apart of the Lifestream, losing all their memories, etc. But if so, that sounds like a terrible afterlife! So you basically become nothing when you die? You lose all your memories and consciousness? Please help me out here, 'cause I'm confused. I think joining the Lifestream is supposed to be a good thing but if you basically lose all your memories and can no longer think or anything (basically become the equivalent of a rock) that sounds more like a terrifying afterlife!
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27th Feb '16 8:53:41 AM MrUnderhill
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** I thought the whole point of having Rufus take over as president (as opposed to him being president from the start) was to establish Shinra as being bigger than just one person. It isn't like (for instance) ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' where the Empire is [[DecapitatedArmy pretty much done for]] after their leader is killed. President Shinra is ultimately unimportant and replaceable, and by logical extension, so is Rufus. Killing both of them would just leave someone like Scarlet, Hojo, Palmer, or [[TokenGoodTeammate (if you're lucky)]] Reeve to [[YouAreInCommandNow take their place]]. The real enemy is the organization itself, not any one person in it, so it literally takes something much bigger than a handful of terrorists to bring Shinra down for good.

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** I thought the whole point of having Rufus take over as president (as opposed to him being president from the start) was to establish Shinra as being bigger than just one person. It isn't like (for instance) ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' where the Empire is [[DecapitatedArmy pretty much done for]] after their leader is killed. President Shinra is ultimately unimportant and replaceable, and by logical extension, so is Rufus. Killing both of them would just leave someone like Scarlet, Hojo, Heidegger, Palmer, or [[TokenGoodTeammate (if you're lucky)]] Reeve to [[YouAreInCommandNow take their place]]. The real enemy is [[InherentInTheSystem the organization itself, itself,]] not any one person in it, so it literally takes something much bigger than a handful of terrorists to bring Shinra down for good.
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