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Early Material File Scenarios and Scripts – p. 528-529 of the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega

by March 21, 2009 16 comments

Hitoshura has done some more translations of the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega Early Material Files, this time…looking at the possible scenarios regarding Cloud and the revelation of the truth behind his existence. We’ll look at the first of these scenarios along with another scenario from page 527 of the FFVII Ultimania Omega that involves Barret, Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie. Enjoy!


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-=The Truth About Cloud=-

[ Materia Chamber ] (* note: Inside the crater in the finished game)

A dome, filled with around 500 materia the size of a person lined up in a radial pattern. Among these are some even larger materia. In the centre is an energy crystal (Ultimate Materia), and inside that is a new life form. It resembles Sephiroth. However, its body is complete naked, and the contours of the body are closer to that of a woman’s.

Tifa: “So the one who is trying to crash Meteor into the planet and bring about a Big Bang…”

Vincent: “That is what Sephiroth, the new life form before us, desires. But he didn’t know the key to calling forth Meteor. Even after obtaining the knowledge of the Ancients that had fused into the mako energy, he wasn’t able to learn of it. In order to obtain the Black Materia, the secret to casting Meteor, he required someone who was able to move around freely.”

Tifa: “Jenova?”

Vincent: “No, not Jenova.”

Rufus: “So that was your plan, Sephiroth?”

Turning around, you see Rufus standing there.

~omission~

Rufus: “Now, would you step aside? This toy is too much for you.”

Red XIII: “Forget about it. Look at the materia.”

Inside the 500 materia evil life forms (monsters) are now awakening.

Red XIII: “Sephiroth’s will must be very powerful. He has the power to draw out all the malevolent energy within the planet. That evil desire crystallised to form these materia. And he’s created soldiers to form an unholy army. You could say these materia are eggs waiting to hatch. With just the slightest shock the materia will shatter, and those devils will awaken.”

~omission~

Cloud is acting strange. He doesn’t respond to the player’s commands, and starts to walk towards Sephiroth in the huge materia. No matter what button you press, it feels like he’s being controlled. Cloud breaks the surface of Sephiroth’s materia with his sword, and places the Black Materia there.

Tifa: “Cloud! What are you doing? You mustn’t! If you do that, Sephiroth will cast Meteor!”

Tseng: “Is he insane?”

Rufus: “No, he’s not. This is who he really is.”

Red XIII: “What did you say!”

Rufus: “It’s just as Sephiroth said, that man doesn’t exist in this world. He’s a shadow created by Sephiroth. (To Cloud) When Sephiroth died when he fell into the mako reactor, he had a strong desire to live. Born as a result was Sephiroth’s shadow. Cloud, that’s you, isn’t it?

Cloud: “To complete my will, I needed to obtain Meteor. However, to do so I required a body able to move freely. That powerful will created the one called Cloud. Cloud’s memories are not his own. They are Sephiroth’s memories. The image of ‘Cloud’ created within Cloud’s memories is nothing but phantom. He’s the manifestation of a fraction of Sephiroth’s emotions.”

Rufus: “So you thought you were trying to stop Sephiroth’s plans, but you were just being used all along.”

Cloud: “But Cloud’s mission ends here.”


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In the Train

Having gotten through the ID check point and put on their disguises.

Barret: “Nnn~~!! Hey! Do you lot want some time off?”

Wedge: “Y, yes!! Ah…. never mind…”

Barret: “Alright!! All of ya, listen up!! If we complete this mission safely, we’re gonna have to lay low. I’ll take you lot with us! To the birthplace of AVALANCHE. The holy land for protectors of the planet, Cosmo Canyon.”

AVALANCE: “Whoo~!!”

Jessie: “Do they have hot springs?”

Barret: “Maybe there is.”

Biggs: “Can I wear this? I’ve always wanted to try wearing something like this, at least once.”

Barret: “Sure! Maybe you can.”

Wedge: “Do they have good food?”

Barret: “You bet they do. And good booze. A sky full of stars, as far as the eye can see. The sounds of bonfires in the distance. All that ’round you while you eat. How’s that, not bad, huh?”

Jessie: “Hey, what about Cloud?”

Barret: “Oh… him too.”

Biggs: “But his payment… we can’t afford it, right?”

Barret: “Don’t you worry about that!! If we can’t pay him, we’ll grab him by the scuff of his neck and drag him there!”

AVALANCHE: “Hooo~!!”

Barret: “See ya! You guys finish up here!”

* In the game Barret only talks about how he ‘swore with this friends that they would have a toast by the Cosmo Candle’, but it seems the details of that promise is in the above scene.

16 comments

  1. Dark & Divine
    #1 Dark & Divine 21 March, 2009, 02:32

    OMG! That was amazing! Lots of interesting stuff, specially in the Northen Crater scene! Sephiroth reborn as a woman, his crystal being called the Ultimate Materia, Cloud being created by Sephiroth’s will to live…

    And the scene with Barret and the others is also very nice. I like how Barret want to take them to Cosmo Canyon! It’s not a big deal, but i think it’s a nice interaction between the characters.

    But, come to think of it, it seems that some elements of the Northen Crater scene parallels some of the events of Advent Children.

    “When Sephiroth died when he fell into the mako reactor, he had a strong desire to live. Born as a result was Sephiroth’s shadow.”

    This resembles, to an extent, Kadaj, Yazoo and Loz, since they were remnants of Sephiroth, his shadows, in a sense.

    “Sephiroth’s will must be very powerful. He has the power to draw out all the malevolent energy within the planet.”

    Kinda parallels how Sephiroth was able to tainted the Lifestream and use his Negative Lifestream to corrupt the planet.

    But, really, i would love if the bit of Sephiroth being reborn as a woman would be present in FFVII. It would be so…unexpected!

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 21 March, 2009, 13:28

      Yeah, it really is interesting how the idea of the remnants of Sephiroth parallel this unused material.

      I personally would love to see this curvy, feminine Sephiroth. That would be quite…interesting and lulz-worthy. XD

      …It’d certainly add an interesting and unexpected dynamic to Cloud and Sephiroth’s rivalry wouldn’t it?

    • Ravynne
      Ravynne 21 March, 2009, 20:41

      I wonder if a female version of Sephiroth trapped in a giant materia crystal might look anything like, oh, I don’t know…

      http://screens.midgar-rock.org/dc/index.php?dir=opening&tot=165&img=78&page=2

      Maybe the SHM aren’t the only concept they borrowed from old unused ideas.

  2. Ravynne
    #2 Ravynne 21 March, 2009, 03:10

    So they intended to give Vincent more of a purpose in FF7. I’m surprised they had him say so much that was vital to the storyline. I wonder what would happen there if you never recruited him?

    The scene with Barret and AVALANCHE is actually present in my script for the FF7 Voice project, along with many other lines referred to as “dummied dialogue.” It was explained that these are lines and scenes that were cut from the final release of the game, but I’m not sure where they come from. Maybe they’re actually still coded into the PC version of the game data somewhere and the guy who compiled our script had some way to extract them? The wording of the version I have is different, and the differences feel like the differences between all of SE’s English scripts and fan translations of the same thing, so it could be legit.

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 21 March, 2009, 13:28

      They really bounced around a lot of ideas for Vincent and as you’ll see in another post, he definitely did have a different role and purpose in the earlier materials.

    • Ravynne
      Ravynne 21 March, 2009, 20:30

      If it’s the scenario where he flirts with the girls upon waking up, I’ve seen that one. xD

    • Martis
      Martis 25 March, 2009, 01:48

      Oh my! He does that?? XD Where can I see it?

    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 25 March, 2009, 04:02

      No, all these are unused scenarios and ideas from the development of FFVII. They aren’t in the game. These are just some of the ideas they had.

  3. ForceStealer
    #3 ForceStealer 21 March, 2009, 04:30

    That’s really funny, it seems they ripped the concept from the remnants right out of Cloud’s original role in FFVII.

    Makes it seem a little less random, doesn’t it?

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  4. Tennyo
    #4 Tennyo 21 March, 2009, 21:48

    Oh wow, DUDE! All that stuff about Cloud is really interesting! I immediately thought of the SHM when I read that. They are simply what Cloud was originally going to be!

    I’m glad that they changed it to make him into a real person and that Sephiroth was only telling a half-truth about him, though. 🙂

    Unless that would still be the case and this isn’t true as well?

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    • hitoshura
      hitoshura 22 March, 2009, 22:17

      There’s still more left :monster:

    • Ryushikaze
      Ryushikaze 23 March, 2009, 15:17

      It’s most likely the case that it was still a lie about Cloud, and that the finding of his true self would be required.

      But yes, Rufus’s explanation is dead out the Shinentai scenario.

  5. denmoe
    #5 denmoe 30 November, 2010, 03:58

    i like sephiroth being a man he my dream boy

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    #6 denmoe 30 November, 2010, 04:04

    one more post i love him and im not gay so that would be a big disappiontment for me im a fan girl not fan boy

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