Each character gets a line of dialogue before facing off with Sephiroth, spoken dependent on how you’ve formed your parties. I wish all of them were spoken, because they do such a great job articulating the characters, what they care about, and the direction of their arcs.

Not only Aeris…
Holy is the prayer of AVALANCHE… Of Marlene and Dyne…… And everyone on the planet!

Barret has always fought for the planet and those closest to him, but sometimes in a way that was self-righteous or myopic. Now, he can see and articulate the big picture, and remember they’re fighting for everyone.

Aeris is here… everyone is here… Cloud is here with us!
There’s still many things for us to do… I’m not giving up!!

Tifa struggles at so many different points with doubting herself and hesitating, but she’s certain and determined about this - and knows she can count on “the real Cloud,” there with them.

I’m going to see it through to the end. For our future… And that of the planet…
I understand now, Grandpa. This is my mission!
I won’t let the Lifestream… or the Life of the Planet wither away!!

Nanaki has struggled with his identity and who he will grow into in his life - his “mission” - and sees clearly now that he needs to look to life beyond the home he grew up in.

Hoo-ok……! I can’t be foolin’ around in the bottom of this hell hole…
I still have lots of stuff to do with my life!

Cid was stuck in Rocket Town, tethered to his past disappointment and fatalistic even in his rebellion. Now, he sees hope - and lots of things left to do with his life.

Maybe…maybe I shouldn’t have come…
I don’t need…materia……any…
Nope, I still want it!! This an’ that an’ everything…MINE! And I’m never gonna give any up!!

Yuffie’s a bit more funny and full of moxie, but plays her vulnerability and occasional cowardice against her truest nature - stubborn and unyielding in her drive, even if it is a little selfish.

Cait Sith
Maybe we were a little late in noticing the trouble that we were getting into…
But, there’s still time… We should still be able to get out of it! Even if we can’t get EVERYTHING back to normal!
We should be able to protect what’s most important!!

Reeve now accepts responsibility for his involvement with Shinra. Having objected before, but far too quietly, he’s finally stepping up to listen to his conscience and protect what matters to him. 

I was frozen in time…… But now I feel as though my time is finally about to begin…!
Sephiroth, now it’s your time to sleep between the ages!!

Vincent wrapped himself in his own suffering and withdrew from the world, but has finally found a worthwhile stake in it once again, and therein a chance to start over.

Okay but imagine: The Chocobros (+ a couple extra) meeting Avalanche

Cloud & Noctis:
- comparing/showing off their swords
- who’s the #1 shy edge lord idk it’s a fuckin toss up
- sharing tips on how to maintain the Chocobutt hairstyle
- probably become best friends but both are too cool (they think) to admit it

Prompto & Yuffie:
- way too much energy
- oh shit where’d they go
- running around taking pictures and playing pranks on everyone
- Prompto develops a crush on her because who doesn’t he have a crush on
“The what???”

Ignis, Vincent, & Nanaki:
- deep ass conversations you can’t even handle it
- Vincent probably isn’t talking tho
- I can see Iggy and Nanaki getting along so well

Cid & Cid:
- grumbling and swearing
- probably drinking some god damn tea
- talking about airships, weapons, vehicles, whatever they’ve been working on
- talking about “them crazy fuckin kids” but they secretly love them

Gladio, Barret, & Tifa:
- you’ve got a front row seat to thE GUN SHOW
- Gladio and Barret trying to out-do each other, probably end up sparring
- Tifa shows up in all her 5'4" glory and knocks them both off their feet (literally)
- Gladio digs that, Barret wants to kill him even more

Luna & Aerith:
- YOU KNOW these angels will be talking about flowers
- Aerith’s lilies and Luna’s sylleblossoms
- Aerith braiding Luna’s hair
- you’ll get cavities if you go anywhere near them, way too sweet.

Ardyn & Sephiroth:
-sharing tragic backstories and their descent into madness
- Pres & Vice Pres of the Magnificent Hair Committee
- “I impaled Cloud with my sword, twice”
“Brilliant! I made Noctis push his best friend off a moving train”
- *high five*

anonymous asked:

There's one major thing that bothered me about 7's story. Cait Sith's first death was played as this big emotional thing, but before this happened we've already been told back at Gold Saucer that Cait Sith is a remote control body. And to top it off he returns just minutes later at the worst moment possible.

I do think it’s meant to be somewhat comical, and contrast with the actual meaningful death that follows shortly thereafter… but I don’t know how effective it is, all told. I’d just as soon leave it out.