Aeris Is Dead, Get Over It Already

Aeris Is Dead, Get Over It Already

The latest episode of GameTrailers’ Mythbusters-esque Pop Fiction series adds a few more nails in the coffin of Final Fantasy VII’s flower girl.

Are fans still insisting there’s a way for Aeris (or Aerith, in Japanese) to come back to life 13 years after the release of Final Fantasy VII? Can’t we just let the poor girl die with some dignity, instead of subjecting her to the indignities of countless ridiculously complex and completely false ways to reanimate her perforated corpse?

Aeris death at the hands of Sephiroth was one of the most emotionally poignant moments in ’90s gaming. Wouldn’t bringing her back to life only serve to cheapen that? Sure it would be cool for Cloud’s ridiculously large sword to deflect Sephiroth’s ridiculously large sword at the last minute, perhaps while an electric guitar wailed in the background, but it didn’t happen.

I find the very suggestion that her death might be changed in the long-rumoured remake of Final Fantasy VII abhorrent.

Oh, and spoiler alert.


  • I was 13 when I first saw her fatal slaying, and it was an emotional moment in video games, it took me 2 years before I came back and finished the entire game (I borrowed it off a friend and couldn’t get the other discs, 1 at a time you see).
    But this is what I miss most from the Final Fantasy games, brooding emotionally charged characters who draw you into an in-depth story from start to finish. Cloud and Squall are still THE best FF characters (IMO) and the storylines have yet to be beaten. I hate all these happy-go-lucky boys that have replaced them who have as much depth as the mold on the bottom of my coffee cup (I should wash that soon).
    Yes the visuals have increased, but at what cost? At least Lightning was a step in the right direction. Oh, and Bring back Fran and Lulu…

    • oh god no.

      Squall is one of the worst protagonists the games ever had, half his dialouge was just “…” the dude needed a fucking backhand.

      The last thing we need is more fucking brooding pretty boys.

      • Pretty boys? Like Tidus? Snow? Zidane? Balthier? You mean those vapid pointless characters?
        Squall had a huge friggin’ scar on his face. And Cloud (excluding the Advent Children movie) was a block head. Hardly pretty.

        Plus, I liked the “backhand” dialogue. Some people needed it, like Zell.

  • So I guess that means Aeris’ ultimate weapon later in the game, was a mistake? They just forgot to remove it from the game?

  • I remember when that happened. I was like “woah, that’s pretty harsh, oh well”. I didn’t really like her anyway.

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