Final Fantasy 7's Cast, Revised

Here's comic artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey's take on the main cast of Final Fantasy 7.

Re-imagining this game is nothing new, but Draper-Ivey's designs here don't go changing anyone's outfit. Instead, by altering the race of each character, they show that everything iconic about this cast has to do with their original designs, haircuts and weapons, not the colour of their skin.

"I decided to do heroes and villains from a game I'm fond of and make them people of colour", he says. "I specifically chose FFVII because it's already a diverse cast and to Square Enix's credit, you could literally tell the same story with these designs".

You can see more of Draper-Ivey's art at his Facebook page.


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    they show that everything iconic about this cast has to do with their original designs, haircuts and weaponsUmm, if you're changing the hair style then it's not really iconic. The hair colour yes, but not the style. At any rate, they show that it's the costume and weapons that are the iconic part of each character's design.

    I don't think that Sephiroth really works, but the others all seem fine.

      Really? I think it is the best one

        The art is great of course. They all come across as pretty realistic looking race-swapped people that you might run into on the street but there's something about the white dreads that just looks off to me.

      Yeah I feel it loses, Sephiroth's ethereal feel of being otherworldly.

    Black Cloud looks like upcoming Florida rapper XXXTentacion.

    Looks cool. Nothing groundbreaking about race-swapping iconic characters though. This smells more like pandering if anything. Is Tifa cosplaying Poison from Final Fight?

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