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FF7 Forever Lost by Revenant-Wings FF7 Forever Lost by Revenant-Wings
The Greatest Romance of the Greatest fantasy

in my opinion of Coarse :D

this is my favorite Scene in Final Fantasy VII so i thought id illustrate it.
For all the people who love FF7 but havnt played or seen this great part, heres what happens :)


Sephiroth falls from the sky Above and his Sword Goes right through Aerith.

(Aerith's body falls forward. Cloud catches her before she hits the
floor, cradling her in his arms. Sephiroth stands, looking skyward, his
arms spread.)

Cloud
"...Aerith."

(He gently shakes her body.)

Cloud
"This can't be real!"

Sephiroth
"Do not worry. Soon the girl will become part of the Planet's
energy."
"All that is left is to go North. The ' Promised Land' waits for
me over the snowy fields."
"There I will become a new being by uniting with the planet. As
will this girl...

Cloud
"...Shut up."

(He bows his head closer to Aerith, trembling. He abruptly looks up to
Sephiroth.)

Cloud
"The cycle of nature and your stupid plan don't mean a thing."

(He slowly turns his head back to Aerith's sleeping face.)

Cloud
"Aerith is gone."
"Aerith will no longer talk, no longer laugh, cry...... or get
angry......"

(He holds her body closer to his and bows his head forward.)

Cloud
"What about us...... what are WE supposed to do?"

(He gently rests her on the floor.)

Cloud
"What about my pain?"

(He trembles.)

Cloud
"My fingers are tingling.
My mouth is dry.
My eyes are burning!"

(Sephiroth moves for the first time. He slowly lowers his arms and looks
at Cloud.)

Sephiroth
"What are you saying? Are you trying to tell me you have feelings
too?"

(Cloud quickly stands up to face Sephiroth.)

Cloud
"Of course! Who do you think I am!?"

(Sephiroth starts to laugh.)

Sephiroth
"Ha, ha, ha...... Stop acting as if you were sad."
"There's no need to act as though you're angry either."

(He rises into the air, looking down at Cloud.)

Sephiroth
"Because, Cloud. You are..."

(He rockets, spinning, high up into the air. His body becomes a tiny green
sphere, which lands at Cloud's feet. The screen glows red. Cloud covers
his eyes.)

(Boss battle with Jenova-LIFE)

(The screen goes black.)

Jenova
"Because, you are...... a puppet."

Cloud
"I'm...... a puppet?"
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:iconlustyvampire:
lustyvampire Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
This is pretty and really really awsome i love all their poses i cried at this part in the game :(
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deneco4 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Don't edit the tits next time
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flower-in-the-light Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Oh wow, I love this. The color, the layers, how you have Jenova looming over them...everything.
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Rune33 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Ah i wanna to cry during this scene when i first saw it. Cloud: You know She isn't really Dead. Shut Up Cloud I'm having a Moment. Sephiroth: you two are hopeless
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LizoLB Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many details, it's amazing O__O
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kTrox1322 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
This is awesome
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Spoonerism Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love your style. The line work is so kentic, yet the colouring so soft. It has such a wonderful dream like, faery tale-esque quality to it. Lovely work indeed. :D
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Krad-Eelav Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:star: This picture has been featured! [link] :star:

Have an awesome day! :D
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WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I've featured your deviation here! [link]
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aprillis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I love your first line:

"Greatest romance of the greatest fantasy." I AGREE!

Granted, FFVII isn't a love story like VIII or X, where the romantic overtones are blantant and 'purposely' there, but it's because scenes like these are unexpected in FFVII that it blows you away when it happens.

CloudxAerith is romantic because (in my opinion), even if Cloud is hiding behind Zack's persona and Aerith may be seeing Zack in Cloud -- the point is that they established a connection right from the start that lasted even after her death and after he regains his real self. They may have not known each other long but her death left such an impact on him that 'she is engraved in his heart forever'(Dirge of Cerberus Cloud's description).

Well you can call that deep friendship if you want, but what a waste of romance to deny Cloud and Aerith of a beautiful tragic relationship :)
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secretgal1234 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! There is so much detail and overlaying, but it all works together. Wonderful.
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WalkingFortress Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
if you ever read this i was woundering if your selling prints of this?
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Clouds Speech was very powerfull and moving... I almost cried when I first saw that piece. Didn't expect that in some videogame.
Yet, after thinking about it, Sephy's lines also hold something tragic...

Anyway, cool Pic. I love all the tubes and bandages and stars...
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tennyomelime Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! This is a fantastic piece! Your details here are just amazing, and the colors make it seem so melancholy. I love the liberties you've taken with the characters as well. Aerith's dress is so pretty and floofy. I love how her hair flows as well!

However, and I'm not making a comment on which girl is better (please don't mistake this as such) but what exactly about FFVII makes it so romantic? I fail to see any romantic undertones at all in that game. Both from a love point of view and a more broad fairytale-romantic sort of view (hard for me to explain to people but I'm hoping you get what I mean).

But anyway that's probably not even important. This piece is gorgeous and that's that. lol =P
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Cycnis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student General Artist
So beautiful, i loved this scene it was so memorable :D Though i dont think its the best pairing there XD Your colouring style looks so soft :)
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kaoSFell Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
This is a great piece of art.
That being said, you honestly think FFVII is more romantic than X or VIII?

:|
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Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Hi, you've been featured here:
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Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! :+favlove:
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chibipinkbunny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
That's such a beautiful picture, and so different from everything else! It's been a long time since I played FF 7, but I remember being mad. I probably cried because the Aerith theme would evoke tears, and sadness even years later. I didn't like FF 7 much after she died. I kind of remember that. I didn't even like Cloud until after playing Crisis Core. Ha, ha, though I like Zack much better ;) Anyway, the interesting thing about her death was that it was meant to be depicted as realistic. Instead of being prepared for what was to come, the characters were supposed to feel numb, and empty. I think you conveyed that well in this picture. One question though, isn't Sephiroth's wing black?
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SasarixZexion Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
wow i love this and just to say i hope to become as good of an artist as you well i guess ill have to keep drawing and hope for the future great job!!!
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JenovasReject88 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
simply amazing :D the detail and everything is just exquistite. this must have taken forever. but i can garente that it was sooo worth it. :D
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cleris4ever Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CloudxAeris Forever!!!
I've never seen a more beautiful or tragic love story than Cleris, and I never will.

:+favlove:
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:iconmaroy:
MARoy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that has to be one of the most beautiful things iv ever seen
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:iconmionechan:
Mionechan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my... the prettiest!
it`s so delicate, dramatic, sad and romantic all at the same time! perfect!!
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Canard-Pars Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
youjust did the best scene word for word!
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JICheshire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
the depth of this picture is infinite it has such beautiful detail I tip my hat to you
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:iconncloud:
NCloud Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Great FFVII art, just amazing, love it.
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:iconmeg-nificent:
Meg-Nificent Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous
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Dreamer-Of-Fate Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I -absoultely- frikiing -love- this!

no, really!
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BerserkChip Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Really well drawn, but there's WAY too many stars in that picture!
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Revenant-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Stars=WIN
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BerserkChip Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
But cloud lossed, didn't he? I mean, Aerith got murdered.
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Revenant-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
yeah she Died but by her dying the planet was in the end saved.
have u cleared 7??
i just finished Crisis core. Aerith was great in that
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BerserkChip Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Not really. I mean, yeah, her spirit kinda pulled cloud out of Sephiroth's trap at the end, but Holy was epic fail and the lifestream had to kick in to save everyone. I don't remember Aerith having a hand in that.

And oh, my, GOD!!! Crisis Core! The last fight in that game is the most tear jerking.... I'm still crying from that! And I beat it late December because I bought the Japanese version.
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koippura Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
why Jenova's nipples are censored? just a trivial question...
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Dagger-Aran-13 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
That part was so sad! :( I wanted to cry
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MaybeJustHappy Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
absolutely gorgeous!!!
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xXxEmoxRainbowxXx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
SPIIIIIIIIFFFFFYYYYYYYYYY!!! O.O
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jczeiger Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
i love this work. it looks like if final fantasy existed around the beginning og the rennaissance, probably one of the best pieces of art i have seen
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beepbeepglitch Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
:clap: this is fantasic! wonderful job! :+fav:
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iruna-chan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
:clap: Awesome!:D
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QueenOfCheese Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Spoiler alert...XD but I supose most people have played this!
I loved the discription, thats great!
I tryed to play this game again a year ago but I couldent get into it..haha the graphics pissed me off.

Your a master with detail (and everything else) love the censorship XD
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Minacoleta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love the massive amount of details in this picture... I could jsut stare at it for hours...

It's absolutely amazing.

It makes me want to draw so badly...
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Revenant-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
really???
tnx very much :D

i always wanted to illustrate this scene
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:iconminacoleta:
Minacoleta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! <33

I totally get you. Your picture is jsut... wow... >3>
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Littleasianperson Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
OMG! just today i have been on a tangent about how the remake of final fantasy 7 is going to drive me up a wall because i cried when aerith died as a polygon... and now i hafta watch her die in hd... so yea thank you for making my day! wonderful artwork and everything! just thought u should know that... XD
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AyaneShinobi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Your artwork is so gorgeous. I absolutely love your lineart; the lines are so crisp and flow smoothly. The colouring is beautiful as well; I like how they colours are very soft-toned. The detail is outstanding as well. Last but not least, I really love the new outfit you gave Aerith/Aeris; so much better than the original! :XD:
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Revenant-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
tnx very very much :heart:
are u a fan of FF7???
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AyaneShinobi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
I used to be a big fan of FF7 many years ago but the game I'm a big fan of (the most) is Final Fantasy XII. Although it is really nice to see that there is still a lot of fan artwork dedicated to FF7; it's such a classic game.
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beepbeepglitch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
this is amazing! great details and color!
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