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Final Fantasy VII: The Sevening
Final Fantasy VII: The Sevening
is an exaggerated, manga-styled
of the landmark
Final Fantasy VII
. It is serialized on
It pokes fun at everything from
to the game's questionable translation.
Note that the
archives only go up to page 252, further pages can be found on
ObstinateMelon's Deviantart page. Contains examples of: Affectionate Parody: It's clear that the artist absolutely loves the game. Alt Text: Only on the first few pages, then they're replaced by real text and are absent completely from the deviantART page. Ambiguously Gay: Cloud has his slips every now and then, much to Tifa's irritation. Angrish: On Page 355, while chasing Yuffie through the streets of Wutai.
Cloud: "Aaaarrg gaaraara rafslkdaash'afjs'p!"
Tifa: "M-Maybe the rest of you should scout out the area before Cloud explodes." Ascended Extra: Johnny. Zangan has recently joined him. Ate His Gun: A Shinra soldier does this after Vincent gets done telling him his tragic backstory. Atomic F-Bomb: Cloud drops one when he realized he could have taken the elevator instead of all the stairs. Ax-Crazy: Dyne, to the point that he wants to hunt down and kill his own daughter, under the justification that he'll be reuniting her with his deceased wife. Beach Episode: lampshaded when the party visit Costa Del Sol.
Cloud: "Every crappy Anime show has a beach or hot spring episode dedicated to the sole purpose of shameless and blatant sexploitation. I demand that my party be dressed as ridiculous as I am!" Beautiful All Along: Averted by Aeris, if Cloud's reaction (or lack thereof) is any indication. Big Eater: Wedge is seen eating in most of his appearances. When asked to guard an exit, he sets up a table next to it, and starts eating a pie. He's inexplicably eating fried chicken on the train. He's even clutching a pizza when he falls off the Sector 7 support pillar. Big "NEVER!": Cloud shouts it a few times, like when he photo bombs a picture because he will not be left out of it. "Blind Idiot" Translation: Referenced every now and then. Aeris's "This guy are sick" line is left intact, coupled with the derpiest expression imaginable. Berserk Button: President Shinra flips out when Barret spits on him. Brick Joke/ Chekhov's Gun: Jessie's ID card Also, Cloud sending Yuffie flying during the battle with Bottomswell. Cloud seriously regrets throwing away all of the GP he'd saved up when he gets to the Gold Saucer. Suicide is against the law, as Cloud found out. The Cameo: Jeez. *Deep breath*, Bomberman, Bomb Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Firion, Bartz, Ultros, Frog, Solid Snake, Lightning, Mario, Edgar and Sazh just to start with. Captain Obvious: After Yuffie traps everyone but Cloud in a cage in Wutai, Aeris informs Cloud that she and the rest of the group might be trapped. Catfight: Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: "Impossibly-quick-wardrobe-change!" Chivalrous Pervert: Cloud. Oh Cloud. Chocolate Baby: One of the kids Mog and Mogrita have is yellow, unlike the other white ones. Cloudcuckoolander: Aeris. It is at least given some explanation due to her growing up entirely in Midgar; a lot of the things the party sees are new to her. Comically Missing the Point: Cait Sith correctly predicts the future and gives Cloud a fortune cookie that says Aerith Dies. Cuteness Proximity: Tifa veers towards this, letting Cait Sith remain on the team just because he's adorable. Deadly Euphemism: Dyne:
Eleanor is all alone right now. I have to bring her daughter to her. (Puts on
.) Marlene wants to see her mom, doesn't she?
Death Glare: Sephiroth literally does one in Cloud's flashback. It makes a dragon's head explode. Department of Redundancy Department: "IT'S HELLFIRE... IN THE NAME OF HELL!" Destruction Equals Off Switch/ Cutting the Knot: One strip has Cloud stab a control console to make a door open. In the game, one has to complete an irritating puzzle to open said door. Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: At the Train Graveyard, Tifa fights off Doomtrain by performing a full suplex on it. Cloud and Aeris are utterly awestruck by the sight (and in the former's case, aroused). Discredited Meme: Done in a flashback. Monster: "Help! I've fallen and I can't get-" Cloud: "I'm not finishing that joke because it's overplayed" Disney Villain Death: Don Corneo suffers this fate after Rude shoots him with a spitball. Disproportionate Retribution: Cloud attacks Rinoa for giving Tifa a less revealing outfit (namely what Tifa wore in ): Advent Children The Ditz: Aeris. Don't Explain the Joke: Missingno, you don't need to tell us why you would consider Lost Number a brother. Doomed by Canon: Aeris is, of course, going to die. Like nearly everything else, this is Played for Laughs. Driven to Suicide: Vincent kills a Shinra soldier by weaponizing his wangsty backstory.
Vincent: You look like someone that wants to hear about my tragic past. Drowning Their Sorrows: Reno is doing this in Wutai while lamenting his Villain Decay. Fan Disservice: Hojo in Costa del Sol. Tifa and Aeris even cast blind on themselves. Fandom: Reno has a pretty... enthusiastic one. Flynning: It seems two guys swordfighting on motorcycles isn't as awesome as it seems it would. French Jerk: Joe the champion Chocobo racer. Forgotten Fallen Friend: Subverted. Cloud is reluctant to join forces with the Turks because they destroyed Sector 7, killing Biggs, Wedge and Jessie. Barret, on the other hand, had forgotten who they were until Cloud reminded him and thought their names were Jessie, James and Meowth. Funny Background Event: On occasion. On page 304, for instance, one panel has Cloud and Tifa talking to Zangan, while in the background, Barret is shooting at some birds, Yuffie is stealing the buggy's wheels (yet it still drives off at the end of the comic somehow) and Aeris and Cait Sith are putting flowers in Red XIII's fur. Gamer Chick: Yuffie is an expert at Street Fighter. At the Gold Saucer, she refers to herself as the Game Queen, cosplays as Sakura and has an army of adoring subjects. Gasp: Whenever it's comically dramatic. Genki Girl: Aeris, surprisingly enough. Gilligan Cut: Cloud plays Yuffie in Street fighter. Giving Up On Logic: Cloud does it at the end of Page 169. He keeps falling into the major error of trying to understand the universe he's stuck in. Unfortunately, that's not gonna happen. Gory Discretion Shot: Poor Wedge... But he lives! ...well, until everyone in the sector gets crushed. Biggs gets one when he blows himself up with a grenade to take out several troops in pursuit of the heroes. Groin Attack: First Rufus and later 'Sephiroth' do this to Cloud. Hello, Nurse!: Unlike the original game, people tend to notice that Tifa is unusually buxom and Stripperiffic. Actually lampshaded by Cloud at one point: Cloud:
, Tifa! What are you wearing?!"
"You don't like it? But business has nearly doubled!"
This gets a callback in the Nibelhim flashback, when she shows up wearing the cowgirl outfit. Hypocritical Humor: Yuffie, the former Trope Namer for Wutai Theft, complains about an area filled with enemies who steal. Idiot Hero: Cloud. It'd be more accurate to say he's an idiot with occasional heroic tendencies. Incredibly Lame Pun: Yuffie's Steal/Steel pun from the Wutai event is naturally referenced. Her and Cloud's reactions to the line are predictable. Cloud: I was cool with everything up until now, but you're going to pay for that terrible joke! Get back here! Innocent Fanservice Girl: Having lived all her life in the slums, Aeris doesn't know how beaches work, and ends up undressing completely. Knight of Cerebus: For a affectionate parody and comedy rendition of the story, the author managed to make Dyne WAY creepier. Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: Cloud makes a reference to , and is annoyed when no one else gets it. Lunar Let's Split Up, Gang: Now provides the trope picture.
Red XIII: Lol k bye! On the other hand, defied when the group leaves Kalm and Barret tries to enforce the Arbitrary Headcount Limit. Tifa stops him, since it makes no real sense to do. The Load: The rest of the party cannot stand Cait Sith. According to Cloud, "It's not really part of the party; we just can't figure out how to kill it." Marty Stu: In-universe, so not YMMV. Cloud accuses Vincent Valentine of being one. Mundane Made Awesome: Fuck yeah, SAFETY! Mundane Utility: Whenever Cloud remembers that he can use magic outside of battle. Never My Fault: When its revealed that the plan to drop Sector Seven was mostly a failure, President Shinra blames Reeve for coming up with it. Nightmare Face: Yuffie makes one in Page 159. Nightmare Fetishist: Vincent is outright turned on when Odin speaks about how he will slay his foes. No Fourth Wall: "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: "Actual (adjective) (character) quote of the day!" Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The battle against Don Corneo's pet Rancor. We don't get to see it, but the characters assure us that it was indeed awesome. Only Sane Man: While none of them seem to be able to keep hold of the Sanity Ball for very long, some manage to keep it longer than others. Papa Wolf: Barret sics Ifrit on Dyne after he threatens to kill Marlene, even though he'd never used Materia before and didn't know how. Plot-Based Photograph Obfuscation: when Cloud meets Zack's parents in Gongaga, Mrs Fair shows him a happy family portrait with a young Zack conveniently censored by a simple question mark point on his face. Plot Twist: Yuffie complains that it's "going to be one of those plot twist games". Recurring Traveller: Somehow, Johnny is always one step ahead of the party. Remembered Too Late: Joe doesn't remember until after Cloud has won the Chocobo race that he could have flown over all the pits instead of following the track. Reference Overdosed: Plenty of shout outs, both to other Final Fantasy games and unrelated works. Revive Kills Zombie: Cloud beats a few monsters with Phoenix Down, but also tries it on Vincent, since he did pop out of a coffin. Road Trip Episode: page 271 has everyone pile into The Buggy and do stereotypical road trip things like suggest travel games, ask "are we there yet?" incessantly, sing "99 bottles of beer on the wall", and get carsick Rule of Cool: Barret asks why Cloud just hopped on a motorcycle when they were trying to escape, and Cloud just responds "Because it's radical". Rule of Cute: Tifa doesn't mind Cait Sith that much because "HE'S SUCH A CUTE KITTY!". Running Gag: Cait Sith keeps getting destroyed. Yuffie puking. Thaaaat's Reno! Cloud bursting into rooms while screaming a one liner. The party getting most of their plot-advancing exposition from old men. The various Lame Pun Reactions. Scene Transition: This trope actually appears as a character in the comic. He acts as a narrator and aids the gang in shifting scenes. He doesn't seem to get along well with the other characters. Shout-Out: There's in the seven second page! Solid Snake, Captain Falcon, G. I. Jane, Mr. T, of course, Wedge and Biggs (started from Star Wars and Final Fantasy IV onwards), Bubba, and rebel scum. Spell My Name with an S: A constant source of jokes, and not just with Aeris/Aerith. Butz/Bartz also makes a cameo appearance. Spit Take: Happens to Cloud in Gongaga, when a random encouter interrupts him siphoning a fuel tank. Spoofed with Their Own Words: Melon loves using the bad translations to spoof the game. Stay in the Kitchen: As though Cid wasn't sexist enough, he's shocked that Aeris and Tifa are in the party instead of the kitchen. Straight Gay: Don Cornelo picks "Cloudia" out of the lineup, of course... Hilarity Ensues. Suplex Starter And Finisher: On a demonic train, no less. Symbol Swearing: For some reason Cid does this, while Barret can turn the air blue as he likes. Take That: Whenever Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children comes up:
Cloud: Oh god, is that my horrible vision incarnate!? Taking You with Me: Played for dark laughs by Biggs here. There Is Only One Bed: Spoken word for word by Tifa, in regards to her and Cloud's prison cell having only one bed. They Killed Cait Sith: Luckily for Cait Sith, he's a robot and new models replace the destroyed ones. Lampshaded on at least one occasion:
Cait Sith: Do you know how long it took to ship another one of me out to the middle of the desert!? This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Cloud fighting Rufus and Barret fighting Dyne. The latter is even lampshaded by Tifa, but Cloud cuts her off. Thousand-Yard Stare: Played for laughs and lampshaded in Page 189. Town Girls: Tifa, Aeris, and Yuffie Touché: Cloud admits Cait Sith has some usefulness after he uses his Limit Break to summon a Cat Girl in a Fur Bikini. Cloud: "well played, talkin cat robot." Transparent Closet: He doesn't deny it, but the officer who orders Cloud around doesn't confirm it.
Cloud: "... By the way, watching me the whole time while getting undressed? Really creepy, dude."
Officer: "Nonsense, it was completely necessary." Unfortunate Implications: Cloud notes In-Universe that the rest of the minorities in the game are in prison. Unwanted Harem: This comic makes Tifa and Aeris explicitly this to Cloud. Victoria's Secret Compartment: Parodied on Page 356. While the party is searching for Yuffie in Wutai, Aeris tries looking in Tifa's cleavage. Vitriolic Best Buds: Lampshaded. After mocking Barret's command decisions for most of the comic so far:
Cloud: "Hey! Stop harassing my freaky-techno-buddy!" *punches Loitering Lou in the face* Tifa: "Wow, did you just act out of character for Barret?" Cloud: "Of course. I'm the only one allowed to push him around." Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Lampshaded. Cloud wonders if "this comic is going to stop puking everywhere". Webcomic Of The Game: Of Final Fantasy VII What Were You Thinking?: WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?! Who Writes This Crap?!: Characters are often seen reading and commenting on the game script. Why Don't You Marry It?: Red XIII in response to Cloud talking about how strong Sephiroth is. Wimp Fight: The aforementioned Tifa/Aeris Catfight. Made funnier when you remember Tifa is an expert Martial Artist. Wingding Eyes: Usually the girls get heart eyes around Cloud, but Ester gets star eyes after Cloud tells her some of the Badass stuff he's done. You Need to Get Laid: Cloud says that about a 5 year old girl, but she really was an obnoxious know-it-all to him. You Can Talk?: Cloud to Red XIII, on Page 90.
Cloud: "...THIS DOG IS FUCKING TALKING!" Your Head Asplode: See Death Glare above. Your Mom: Cloud says that Reno looks kind of silly searching for the kidnapped Yuffie and Elena in the mouth of a Wutai statue. Reno's response? Reno: Your mom looks kind of silly searching in here. Cloud: YOU TAKE THAT BACK! Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Given what it's based on, this is a given.