Aeris’ death in FFVII is one of my favorite examples of how to do character-death in a story correctly and how to have a female character die without giving up her agency. She didn’t die to create angst for Cloud (Cloud was already a spikey little ball of it) and she didn’t die to give anyone motivation to hunt down Sephiroth—they were already hunting him. She died because if Sephiroth hadn’t killed at that point in time, she would defeated him all on her own. Aeris died because she was a legitimate threat. And even after death, everyone else fucks up so the HBIC has to reach out from grave to save their asses—and continues to do so into Advent Children! If Sephiroth hadn’t killed her, she would’ve beat the game at disc one, and probably used the next two discs to take over Shinra, clean up the Midgar slums, establish new, reliable, eco-friendly energy for the world, which crowns her as Empress and begins a new Golden Age.
I would so go back and feed my neopets if I remembered my username and password
My account was frozen. They refuse to unfreeze it.