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Aeris Is Dead, Get Over It Already

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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 thirteen 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 90's 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-rumored remake of Final Fantasy VII abhorrent.


Oh, and spoiler alert.