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User Info: the_quickness

the_quickness
3 months ago#11
1. Zack doesn't join Avalanche. He doesn't need to meet up with Tifa for any real reason.
2. Cloud is hanging out with Zack still, at this point, and without seeing Tifa, doesn't have that spark to give him a sense of identity back.
3. Avalanche doesn't do so well without Cloud, Barrett botches his first job but maybe Sector 7 doesn't get flattened
4. If Cloud isn't mentally there, Sephiroth won't see the need to torture and abuse him, the guy's already gone, so Sephiroth can just proceed with the plan as normal
5. Aeris is still in trouble with the Turks but Zack's got this
6. Cloud is basically the new Marlene, never runs into Sephiroth or explains to people why Sephiroth is the real threat
7. Shinra bumbles about
8. Sephiroth wins
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User Info: T_Nori

T_Nori
3 months ago#12
Well then FF7 story will be about Zack , Cloud, Aerith and Sephiroth as the villian. Zack and Cloud will live with Aerith and Aerith will be the one to take care of of Cloud while Zack works as a mercenary, blah blah. Then one day Cloud's disappearance ( the REUNION) plus Shinra's motive to deal with Aerith plus Zack the traitor will force both of them to join with the Barret/Tifa and have to go on an adventure to find Cloud, deal with Sephiroth, and escape Shinra? Everything will be the same until the ancient city where they will find Cloud and Cloud will be the one who killed Aerith. Zack will become the one who will be tormented by Sephiroth mentally because his love died due to his "puppet" friend Cloud. Tifa will also be crushed mentally because she found out her first love was a "puppet" of evil. This will be Disc 1 story in general.

User Info: ShadeStrider1

ShadeStrider1
3 months ago#13
T_Nori posted...
Well then FF7 story will be about Zack , Cloud, Aerith and Sephiroth as the villian. Zack and Cloud will live with Aerith and Aerith will be the one to take care of of Cloud while Zack works as a mercenary, blah blah. Then one day Cloud's disappearance ( the REUNION) plus Shinra's motive to deal with Aerith plus Zack the traitor will force both of them to join with the Barret/Tifa and have to go on an adventure to find Cloud, deal with Sephiroth, and escape Shinra? Everything will be the same until the ancient city where they will find Cloud and Cloud will be the one who killed Aerith. Zack will become the one who will be tormented by Sephiroth mentally because his love died due to his "puppet" friend Cloud. Tifa will also be crushed mentally because she found out her first love was a "puppet" of evil. This will be Disc 1 story in general.


How exactly would Zack avoid the Reunion? If Cloud’s joining in, then there isn’t really a reason for Zack to resist Either, he too is a Sephiroth Clone.

Anyways, Cloud and Zack wouldn’t be drawn towards the reunion. The purpose of the Sephiroth Clones were to become mindless slaves to obey Sephiroth. Zack and Cloud as experiments were failures because they didn’t become mindless slaves.

And Who’s to say that Sephiroth couldn’t take control of Zack any time he wanted, like he did with Cloud?
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User Info: shadow666

shadow666
3 months ago#14
ShadeStrider1 posted...

How exactly would Zack avoid the Reunion? If Cloud’s joining in, then there isn’t really a reason for Zack to resist Either, he too is a Sephiroth Clone.

He was the only actual failed clone. Jenova isn't strong enough to influence healthy minds, so Hojo's experiment involved mako poisoning the victims so Jenova could take over. Zack was the lone Soldier along the subjects and had already proved strong enough to withstand the mako and Jenova cells, neither had any effect on him.
In Cloud's case, it was kinda real Cloud < Jenova's influence < fake Cloud. He recovered from the mako poisoning thanks to the new fake persona, but Jenova had taken control of his subconscious and contributed to that fake persona so Sephiroth could easily force it back to the surface.
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