Things Final Fantasy VII taught me about life

The cast of Final Fantasy VII remake standing in the city outskirts with a motorcycle.
The cast of Final Fantasy VII remake standing in the city outskirts with a motorcycle.
The main cast of Final Fantasy VII Remake (Artwork by Square Enix)

Environmental Consciousness

Cloud, Tifa and Barret stand in front of the Avalanche graffiti wall in the Midgar slums.
Cloud, Tifa and Barret stand in front of the Avalanche graffiti wall in the Midgar slums.
Avalanche gave me my first exposure to environmental activism.

Capitalism & Social Injustice

The entrance sequence to Midgar’s Sector 5 Slums.
The entrance sequence to Midgar’s Sector 5 Slums.
In Midgar, more than half of the population lives in slums like this.

Facing Past Trauma

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Tifa’s life-changing moment, witnessing her father’s murder.

Addressing Mental Disorders

Cloud suffering from one of his many memory-triggering headaches.
Cloud suffering from one of his many memory-triggering headaches.
Cloud’s post-traumatic stress disorder is a recurring theme in the game.

Seeing Beyond Gender Stereotypes

Cloud and Tifa have a deeper conversation under the Highwind airship.
Cloud and Tifa have a deeper conversation under the Highwind airship.
Cloud finally opens his heart to Tifa (1997 version)

Takeaways

Aerith gives Cloud a flower upon their first meeting.
Aerith gives Cloud a flower upon their first meeting.
Aerith giving Cloud a flower is admittedly the game’s most iconic scene.

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