Yeah, but the Zack in CC has had his characterisation developed in a certain direction designed to appeal to romantic fans which was only one of many directions his OG characterisation left him open to. I don't accept that the Zack we see in CC is precisely the Zack the writers of the OG had in mind. I'm not saying CC Zack is a betrayal of their ideas or anything, just that I don't believe they intended him to be quite so dorky or such a loser with women until Aerith came along. I mean, CC Zack flirts, but he gets put down pretty much all the time. Therefore, you cannot backwards extrapolate from the Zack in CC and say that OG Zack was the identical character.