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What makes this game so popular? In my opinion, there are two reasons. Firstly, the complexity of the storyline, which includes eco-terrorism, global corporatocracy, an alien threat, a love Artists Psychology - Here's an interesting exclusive article Roland d’Humières, 56 years old psycho-analyst from Aix en Provence (France) has written for our Weblog. I think it to be a very interesting writing about the artists psychology, or maybe "arts psychology", what's behind an artists mind. Artists Psychology Whatever is his/her Art, painting, music, dance, writing, or any… triangle, and perhaps the most memorable villain in video game history – Sephiroth. This brings me to the second reason – Final Fantasy VII had an excellent cast of villains, which helped the player become invested in the game.
Along with Sephiroth, there were five other major villainous forces in FFVII, as well as a host of other lackeys and antagonists.
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At the head of the Mako research is Professor Hojo. Hojo conducts a series of what many people would consider immoral scientific experiments and enjoys “playing God”. He is directly responsible for the birth of Sephiroth, the game’s primary villain, and is also to blame for Cloud’s identity crisis.
Like most governments, Shinra had an intelligence agency called The Turks. The Turks are a shady organization who try, and often succeed, in kidnapping Aerith from the party. While you can rescue Aerith, The Turks seem to appear around every corner to provide resistance against your team of fighters.
The main villain, though, is undoubtedly Sephiroth. Sephiroth worked as a SOLDIER for Shinra before realizing that he was the result of a scientific experiment. He mistakenly believes himself to be a demigod, as he is born of Jenova’s cells (more on that later). The most villainous act Sephiroth commits is the killing of Aerith, one of the game’s main characters. This was a groundbreaking plot twist as far as video games were concerned at that time and is part of the reason why FFVII is so unforgettable. Sephiroth also uses his immense powers to summon a comet that could destroy the world.
In many ways, the true evil force in the game is Jenova. Jenova is an alien entity that came to the world thousands of years before the game and tricked the Cetra people, infecting them with a disease that almost wiped them all out. While its motives for doing this are not entirely clear, it is likely that Jenova wanted to destroy all living beings so that it could leech off the Lifestream of the world. However, Jenova was sealed off (it’s not reported by whom, but perhaps the last surviving Cetra managed it) where it was trapped for two thousand years.
It was later discovered by Shinra that Jenova was among the Cetras and had the potential to lead them to The Promised Land. Professor Hojo utilized cells from Jenova in numerous experiments, one of which was the creation of Sephiroth.
After Sephiroth killed President Shinra, he began a search to reunite all the components of Jenova that had been separated. At this point, Jenova was in total control of Sephiroth, who was just doing his “mother’s” bidding.
Naturally, at the end of the game, good triumphed over evil, and Sephiroth and Jenova were defeated. But were they killed? Judging by Advent Children, a film sequel to FFVII, Jenova is still alive and has the ability to bring Sephiroth back to life.
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