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** While the Dark Emperor is a proud CardCarryingVillain, the Light Emperor is more of a ManipulativeBastard, but no less evil. There are multiple hints in how he talks about it that his bid for forgiveness isn't exactly in good faith. He's "good" only insofar as he entertains a diplomatic approach to stopping the heroes before deciding to straight-up kill them.

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** The Dreadnought was all he thought he needed, at the time? You just happen to be strong willed enough to continue the fight. The Emperor starts to look CrazyPrepared by having the Cyclone available-- he didn't need to use it on Bafsk, since they could be enslaved, but your party just wouldn't ''stay down''. (And remember, you start the game being revived after an attack by Dark Knights; if that (the revival) doesn't happen, the Emperor is more likely to win without someone strong opposing him.)

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* On the [[WeaponofMassDestruction Cyclone]], where did the Fortress within come from? If the Emperor had the power of the sky fortress and nigh-invulnerable Cyclone all along, why even go through the trouble to enslave the people of Bafsk and build the Dreadnought which would eventually be destroyed by the [[AttackItsWeakPoint Sunfire]]?


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*** If I learned something from Silent Hill 3, it's that "forgiving" someone for a sin is to accept to carry the burden of said sin for him. In a way, forgiving the light half is making Minwu, Josef, Scott and Ricard to condone all the actions the Emperor did.

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*** If I learned something from Silent ''Silent Hill 3, 3'', it's that "forgiving" someone for a sin is to accept to carry the burden of said sin for him. In a way, forgiving the light half is making Minwu, Josef, Scott and Ricard to condone all the actions the Emperor did.

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*** If I learned something from Silent Hill 3, it's that "forgiving" someone for a sin is to accept to carry the burden of said sin for him. In a way, forgiving the light half is making Minwu, Josef, Scott and Ricard to condone all the actions the Emperor did.


* ON THE SUBJECT OF THE GAME ITSELF, why did the party turn down the Emperor's offer in SoR? It seems to me like they just had a petty grudge against the DesignatedVillain, given that ''this was not the emperor that committed all those atrocities''. Or maybe the Light Emperor is an UnreliableNarrator.

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* ON THE SUBJECT OF THE GAME ITSELF, why did the party turn down the Emperor's offer in SoR? [=SoR=]? It seems to me like they just had a petty grudge against the DesignatedVillain, given that ''this was not the emperor that committed all those atrocities''. Or maybe the Light Emperor is an UnreliableNarrator.



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** Basic Eastern philosophy. Evil cannot be destroyed only sealed. If it is destroyed then something will replace it to "keep the balance". Often is it worse than before to prevent future imbalance.



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** Maybe he's not technically a dead human at that point, but a live demon.
*If Ultima and especially Destroy were so dangerous and had no practical use anymore, why weren't the tomes just destroyed? Why bother with the dungeons, Leviathan, and Deumion?


* When you fight the Emperor at the end of the game, he's undead. The Blood Sword heals undead enemies and hurts the user when used against the undead. So why is the Blood Sword so effective against the Emperor?

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* When you fight the Emperor at the end of the game, he's undead. The Blood Sword heals undead enemies and hurts the user when used against the undead. So why is the Blood Sword so effective against the Emperor?Emperor?

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** Cid could have been knocked out when they were first captured. He could have just woken up in the cell to the fake Hilda, and wouldn't have known any better. Or they were both knocked out, it doesn't change the fact that the swap would have happened while Cid was unconscious. It's always possible that they were separated briefly, and on being reunited, Cid never even entertained the idea that it might not be the real Hilda.

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** Cid could have been knocked out when they were first captured. He could have just woken up in the cell to the fake Hilda, and wouldn't have known any better. Or they were both knocked out, it doesn't change the fact that the swap would have happened while Cid was unconscious. It's always possible that they were separated briefly, and on being reunited, Cid never even entertained the idea that it might not be the real Hilda.Hilda.
* When you fight the Emperor at the end of the game, he's undead. The Blood Sword heals undead enemies and hurts the user when used against the undead. So why is the Blood Sword so effective against the Emperor?


* Why has this been remade three times and ''FinalFantasyVII'' no times?
** [[YourMileageMayVary It has the greatest system ever. The story is actually fun to go through. The fact that some consider 7 to be one of the weaker games in the series.]] [[SarcasmMode 7 can still be played in it's original format, 1-6 can't unless you're a system collector.]] Granted, 4-6 don't get remade enough, but at least 7-10 can still be played easily on newer systems.
** More to the point: Why hasn't this been remade with a leveling system that isn't so totally fucked?
*** Because that'd be changing it to the point where you might as well just make a new, different game.
*** Actually, it has. Play the GBA or PSP remakes. The leveling system is much more generous in those.
** Aside from the above points: what's the point of remaking VII? Better graphics, and a few minor bugs fixed. The game is very playable and already immensely popular the way it is. Remaking it would stink of "cash cow". What was the point of remaking this game? To improve the system, add some more personality to the characters, and do other things the game's original format sadly forbade. I would personally rather see improvements to games that need improving than ruining a game that is fine the way it is.
*** Besides, improving the graphics of VII would only remove its distinct visual style which is part of the experience. Only the technical aspects could be improved anyway. In terms of visual design, VII is still a very appealing game by looks.

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* Why has this been remade three times and ''FinalFantasyVII'' no times?
** [[YourMileageMayVary It has the greatest system ever. The story is actually fun to go through. The fact that some consider 7 to be one of the weaker games in the series.]] [[SarcasmMode 7 can still be played in it's original format, 1-6 can't unless you're a system collector.]] Granted, 4-6 don't get remade enough, but at least 7-10 can still be played easily on newer systems.
** More to the point: Why hasn't this been remade with a leveling system that isn't so totally fucked?
*** Because that'd be changing it to the point where you might as well just make a new, different game.
*** Actually, it has. Play the GBA or PSP remakes. The leveling system is much more generous in those.
** Aside from the above points: what's the point of remaking VII? Better graphics, and a few minor bugs fixed. The game is very playable and already immensely popular the way it is. Remaking it would stink of "cash cow". What was the point of remaking this game? To improve the system, add some more personality to the characters, and do other things the game's original format sadly forbade. I would personally rather see improvements to games that need improving than ruining a game that is fine the way it is.
*** Besides, improving the graphics of VII would only remove its distinct visual style which is part of the experience. Only the technical aspects could be improved anyway. In terms of visual design, VII is still a very appealing game by looks.


*** Besides, improving the graphics of VII would only remove its distinct visual style which is part of the experience. Only the technical aspect could be improved anyway. In terms of visual design, VII is still a very appealing game by looks.

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*** Besides, improving the graphics of VII would only remove its distinct visual style which is part of the experience. Only the technical aspect aspects could be improved anyway. In terms of visual design, VII is still a very appealing game by looks.

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*** Besides, improving the graphics of VII would only remove its distinct visual style which is part of the experience. Only the technical aspect could be improved anyway. In terms of visual design, VII is still a very appealing game by looks.


* What was Cid's angle when the party rescues him from the Dreadnought? He was escorting Hilda to meet up with the party, the both of them got captured, then the two of them were separated and he was imprisoned with "Hilda"(Lamia Queen) for a while before being rescued. Two issues with this: If he knew the princess was replaced, why didn't he tell the party? He's not part of the rebellion, but I don't see him just Sabotaging them. And if he didn't know, how was he kept out of that loop?

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* What was Cid's angle when the party rescues him from the Dreadnought? He was escorting Hilda to meet up with the party, the both of them got captured, then the two of them were separated and he was imprisoned with "Hilda"(Lamia Queen) for a while before being rescued. Two issues with this: If he knew the princess was replaced, why didn't he tell the party? He's not part of the rebellion, but I don't see him just Sabotaging them. And if he didn't know, how was he kept out of that loop?loop?
** Cid could have been knocked out when they were first captured. He could have just woken up in the cell to the fake Hilda, and wouldn't have known any better. Or they were both knocked out, it doesn't change the fact that the swap would have happened while Cid was unconscious. It's always possible that they were separated briefly, and on being reunited, Cid never even entertained the idea that it might not be the real Hilda.


*** Zombie Borghen says that he can't die and that he'll just keep coming back if he gets killed. That being the case, it really depends which version of Zombie Borghen died first; if it was the version in Pandaemonium, he probably got tired of being killed by Firion and his party, and decided to pick on Josef instead. Otherwise, the Soul of Rebirth party probably killed him first, and the Emperor got annoyed at Borghen's constant failures and stuffed him inside that chest in Pandaemonium as a punishment.

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*** Zombie Borghen says that he can't die and that he'll just keep coming back if he gets killed. That being the case, it really depends which version of Zombie Borghen died first; if it was the version in Pandaemonium, he probably got tired of being killed by Firion and his party, and decided to pick on Josef instead. Otherwise, the Soul of Rebirth party probably killed him first, and the Emperor got annoyed at Borghen's constant failures and stuffed him inside that chest in Pandaemonium as a punishment.punishment.
*What was Cid's angle when the party rescues him from the Dreadnought? He was escorting Hilda to meet up with the party, the both of them got captured, then the two of them were separated and he was imprisoned with "Hilda"(Lamia Queen) for a while before being rescued. Two issues with this: If he knew the princess was replaced, why didn't he tell the party? He's not part of the rebellion, but I don't see him just Sabotaging them. And if he didn't know, how was he kept out of that loop?

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