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Analyzing LOVELESS

I've been looking at thread on finalfantasyforums.net and someone started talking about LOVELESS.

Well, the actual text and statements found are really not coherent or there are different versions of it, so the thread author tried to do some interpretations himself to get something that did make sense. I just wanted your input on this:

(Actual text assembled together - Not by me, so I don't know if it's accurate)

Prologue (Poem)
When the war of the beasts brings about the world’s end
The goddess descends from the sky
Wings of light and dark spread afar
She guides us to bliss, her gift everlasting

Act I (Poem)
Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess
We seek it thus, and take to the sky
Ripples form on the water’s surface
The wandering soul knows no rest.

Act II (Poem)
There is no hate, only joy
For you are beloved by the goddess
Hero of the dawn, Healer of worlds

Dreams of the morrow hath the shattered soul
Pride is lost
Wings stripped away, the end is nigh

Act III (Poem)
My friend, do you fly away now?
To a world that abhors you and I?
All that awaits you is a somber morrow
No matter where the winds may blow

My friend, your desire
Is the bringer of life, the gift of the goddess

Even if the morrow is barren of promises
Nothing shall forestall my return

Act IV (Poem)
My friend, the fates are cruel
There are no dreams, no honor remains
The arrow has left the bow of the goddess

My soul, corrupted by vengeance
Hath endured torment, to find the end of the journey
In my own salvation
And your eternal slumber

Legend shall speak
Of sacrifice at world’s end
The wind sails over the water’s surface
Quietly, but surely

Act V (Poem-By Genesis)
Even if the morrow is barren of promises
Nothing shall forestall my return
To become the dew that quenches the land
To spare the sands, the seas, the skies
I offer thee this silent sacrifice




I'm beginning to suspect that these "Three Heroes" that Genesis is so convinced of are not him, Angeal (funny, my first name is 'Angela' the second 'a' and 'l' have been switched over) or Sephiroth, but someone else.

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I know nothing of most of the compilation, but just a casual glance over the poem looking for "three friends" it sounds like Zack, Sephiroth, and Cloud. BUT THIS IS ME COMING IN WITH CASUAL KNOWLEDGE OF ANYTHING AFTER LAST ORDER AND AC. And also being tired and not reading closely at all. But yeah.

Edited at 2009-04-10 03:28 am (UTC)
I think that *your* point of view is more accurate since the rest of us tend to over analyze it.

This text is (at this time) exclusive to Crisis Core and it's been referenced in just about everything else - but that was just about it.

Just about all of the game of CC was spoken from Genesis and that egotistical guy was so convinced that it was him and his two friends: Angeal and Sephiroth.

I got a video that demonstrates on how much he is dead set on analyzing it to the way he wants.



I don't know if you've seen it, but I've noticed that there's always an long-eye candy cgi video in the beginning, middle, and end of the game. This one is in the middle.

It has some spoilers - to sum up, Zack and Sephiroth started an investigation on why soldiers were disappearing.

At the time, they had NO idea that it would lead to learning about the truth about JENOVA. (Sephiroth didn't spontaneously snap; It was also the fact that the pieces were right there in front of them and they missed it until that point)

Spoiler note that there is no way to avoid seeing: Angeal is actually the original owner of the Buster Blade.

My little little obsessive note: at about 3:37 I noticed a defensive maneuver by Seph where he had to brace his arm on the reverse side of the masamune.
I always thought it was Zack, Cloud, and Aerith. There was this one part in CC, in the labs under Banora where Zack has to solve a riddle centered around Loveless. I think even Genesis says something like, "one friend is lost, one flies away, and one becomes (is left) a hero." Or something like that. It reminded me of Zack/Aerith/Cloud relationship.
My thoughts exactly... It did mention a lady on the other side... and she's the only one remotely related that connects CC and FF7... but that's just me.
Rufus - AC

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