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idk but aerith death become the drive that gets cloud to kill sephiroth is shown in the Gold Saucer scene where she says "I want to meet you. asks Marlene what -Cloud- is like "Things are -different- now, Cloud I want to meet you" > asks Cait Sith for an Aerith and Cloud compatibility. CloTi nonsense: "Aerith never knew 'the real Cloud', so she can't really love Cloud for . "I'm searching for you" and "I want to meet you" all mean that she has .
He merely acted out a false persona the definition of "persona" being "the mask or facade presented to satisfy the demands of the situation or the environment and not representing the inner personality of the individual"putting up a cool front to cover up his own inner weaknesses. However, Cloud's true personality was there all along. In the section of Cloud's profile that covers Crisis Core, all it says is that Cloud imitated Zack's personality.
Once again, it is confirmed that Cloud was merely acting out a false personality as a mask to hide behind. Cloud idolized Zack and promised a dying Zack that he would live out both their lives.
However, Cloud acts nothing like Zack. However, that is where the similarities end. Cloud is as cold and condescending toward others as Zack was carefree and warm. And you were saying Cloud "became" Zack where? The origin of the saying "not interested". In the scene when the young Cloud explains his mental state by saying, "I used to think people around me were foolish", surprisingly, he shows the posture of shrugging his shoulders.
If we consider this, the part of his coolness that keeps him away from the surroundings and the part of his asserting "not interested" all have nothing to do with the influence of Jenova cells, they belong to the real Cloud's personality. Honestly, that argument made about as much sense as a cat flap in an elephant house anyways. If Cloud was Zack all along and was controlled by Jenova, wouldn't he have become an entirely different person after the Lifestream event, where, according to you lot, he became his true self again?
And, yet, that doesn't happen, does it? Actually, Cloud stays exactly the same, doesn't he? Otherwise, Cloud is still the same introverted, quiet loner that he was before. After developing his personality by using Zack, who has cheerful characteristics, his memory as the base, Cloud still remained the part of coolness. Aerith's feelings for Cloud: Even though Aerith perceived that Cloud had lost sight of his true self, she still has great affection for him.
Nevertheless, she grew to love him anyways. And there were times that Aerith did catch a glimpse behind the mask Cloud presented to the world This line can infer that Aerith has seen through the essence of Cloud. Aerith detected that the present Cloud is not the real him during their encounters.
She knows it because of her mysterious, inherent ability. Her meaningful lines like, "I'm searching for you" and "I want to meet you" all mean that she has discovered the existence of the real Cloud, although he's not aware of it himself.
Aerith is there the whole time watching Cloud reconstruct his true identity. Japanese publications referring to the character with a Latin-text name have always used the name "Aerith", including the game manual with the Japanese edition of the game and in the Final Fantasy VII Official Establishment File prior to its release.
She wears brown boots and metal bracers on her wrists and around the edges of her jacket sleeves. In all her appearances Aerith's long light brown hair is plaited with a large pink ribbon; within the ribbon she keeps the White Materia orb given to her by her mother.
Segmented bangs frame Aerith's face and she has emerald green eyes. During a Wall Market quest she wears a red spaghetti-strapped formal gown with frill designs and red heels. Her long light brown wavy hair is let loose but retains her large pink ribbon. As a child, she wears a dark blue denim jumper dress with a light teal turtleneck, white socks and brown shoes.
Her ribbon is light teal. After her adoption, she wears a burnt orange loose collar shirt with a yellow collar, brown shorts and a matching short boots.Zack meets Aerith for the first time
Her ribbon is yellow. Advent Children with new details to her jacket, giving her two pockets on the breast and replacing the metal bands on the sleeves with leather belts.
This is how Aerith appears in most of her spin-off appearances. During their first date Zack Fair buys her the iconic pink hair ribbon, and later suggests Aerith continue to wear pink, likely prompting her wardrobe change to what is seen in Final Fantasy VII.
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In Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- Aerith wears a pink, white and red top tied around the neck with buttons up the front, and a frilly white and green skirt. In Kingdom Hearts, Aerith wears a variation of her original Final Fantasy VII attire, abandoning the jacket and bracers, instead wearing a series of metal bracelets on one arm.
She also wears a thick bright blue belt. As she was raised in the Midgar SlumsAerith maintains that she can take care of herself and can fight off Shinra troops, as well as demonstrating more subtle forms of savvy. Aerith is flirtatious with Cloud and possesses a carefree and naive nature, expressing a desire to fly on an airship when the party sails out of Junon.
When Aerith has made up her mind about something she will not listen to anyone who tells her otherwise. Though she means well, Aerith can be insensitive to other people's problems, like when Barret is troubled in the Gold Saucer. Aerith and Tifa often spend time together when the party splits up and are good friends, though both also appear slightly jealous of the other's closeness to Cloud.
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As a child, Aerith was reluctant to accept her Cetra heritage, and in Final Fantasy VII she admits to Cloud she considers herself lonely, as she is the only remaining Cetra. These traits may be influenced by her Cetra heritage allowing her to communicate with the Planet. Aerith has a strong sense of forgiveness, displayed in occasions such as with Cloud after the events at the Temple of the Ancients.
She even shows compassion to people who might not deserve the gesture, like Tseng. Aerith is portrayed as an independent, outgoing, motherly and kind young woman who displays an intuitive understanding of others and is deeply in-tune with nature.
Her extrovert personality is a contrast to Tifa's more withdrawn guarded mindset. In Aerith's later portrayals in Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Kingdoms Hearts her outgoing, playful nature is not as apparent, and instead shows a more prayerful and dreamy demeanor.
When she was barely twenty days old, Professor Hojo tracked Gast down, killed him, and captured Ifalna and Aerith.
The two became subject to numerous experiments at the hands of Hojo and Shinra as they researched the Cetra. Seven years later, inIfalna and Aerith escaped the Shinra Headquartersbut Ifalna was wounded and only made it as far as the train platform in the slums under Sector 7 before collapsing.
Elmyra Gainsborough was there to wait for her husband's return from the Wutai Warand before passing, Ifalna asked her to keep Aerith safe and so Elmyra brought Aerith home with her.
For years, Elmyra raised Aerith alone as her adopted daughter in the slums of Sector 5. Shinra relocated her, and Tseng of the Turkswho considered Aerith a friend, attempted to persuade her to join Shinra willingly instead of capturing her, but Aerith refused. At the time, the Wutai War ate up most of Shinra's resources, postponing the Neo Midgar project—the project Shinra primarily wanted Aerith for.