OKAY I THOUGHT OF SOMETHING
This has actually been bugging me for a while, because I like to write Advent Children fic and need lots of FF7 backstory for, you know... Remnant Revenge! So, like... Here be the curiosity I want answers to.
How was Jenova going to use the Planet as a vessel to infest another world?
Yep. That's it. Each block is a point and rebuttal:
- See, at first I was like, Jenova plunged into the Planet, riding on some other planet. That's how it works, that's how viruses work. Infest, consume, move on.
- Rebuttal: Maybe it did know. Maybe it was strategic enough to aim where it thought it could do the most damage at once. But after Jenova goes and kills all the inhabitants and life, wouldn't the Planet actually go cold and dead before it has a chance to utilise any particular energies? And did the peeps on the previous Planet have anything like what the Ancients made on this Planet?
- When Sephiroth died (or maybe he's preserved, but "like dead"), Jenova controlled his essence. That's its specialty: can control the memory of the dead (re: Kadaj, Loz, Yazoo AND the haunting story Ifalna tells Gast in Icicle). So that means... Jenova commanded Sephiroth to enter the Temple of the Ancients and activate the Black Materia. Of course, it couldn't, so it kind of lured Cloud & Co.TM to do it. Why would Jenova destroy the Planet if it's still on it? Would the energies more or less smash the Planet into a ball of fire that could act like a new Meteor?
- Rebuttal: Black Materia is specific to Ancients, which means wherever Ancients go they leave a terrible weapon behind for whomever can figure it out. That means that wherever Ancients go, Jenova won't go, because Cetra can stop Jenova. The only reason they couldn't this time was because of the trickery Jenova pulled when it first arrived. So that means that the Planet from which Jenova came at the beginning of Final Fantasy VII did not have Anceints nor Meteor. So now the Meteor theory is busty bust.
- Jenova's stuck big time. The Planet amasses Lifestream energy to a "wound" and heals itself. When Hojo went bananas and tried to send Sephiroth more Lifestream energy. Now. Is this the catalyst to create a new Meteor? It seems like it would, as it has all the knowledge and all the energy to power a thousand homes for a whole year, so it could warp the Planet inside-out and create a new Meteor on which to ride out.
- Rebuttal: Since Lifestream's actually more harmful on life in the long run, I don't see Jenova and Sephiroth wanting it all around them. Plus! It seems too passive to really ESPLODE. If we split hairs and think scientifically, Lifestream is actually not potent enough until it's condensed in Mako reactors, then "burned", or used, to make energy. So it's not powerful enough all alone. Either way, I don't think the Lifestream would let it ruin the Planet: as it's pure knowledge, it would seem like it ought to have a fail-safe for such a thing.
I got nothing else... -.- What've you got?
Providing proof is great. 8D It helps write the story better, donachano.