Love is a difficult factor, and maybe moreso in a universe like Final Fantasy 7. In each the unique compilation and barely in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, it’s clear that Aerith and Cloud have a budding-turn-romantic relationship. However, whereas Zack Fair (Aerith’s old flame) dies in Crisis Core within the unique sequence, it appears he could also be alive and properly within the remake.
Defeating the Whispers modifications future, and it may very well be that impacts the previous, current, and future. Some have theories about Zack Fair current in an alternate timeline or one thing, but it surely’s clear from FF7 Remake Intergrade that he’s on the lookout for Aerith. For him, it appears nothing has modified, and he’s trying to reunite along with her. There’s only a downside with that, particularly on the idea that he’s within the present timeline and has by some means survived Crisis Core.
The FF7 Love Triangle: Zack, Cloud, and Aerith
In the unique compilation, there’s a little bit of a transparent throughline that Zack was Aerith’s old flame and she or he finally grows to like Cloud too. Her emotions aren’t essentially difficult by that, particularly as Cloud grows to take care of his PTSD and Zack manifestation. However, it’s exhausting to not see how at the least a part of her emotions for Cloud are resulting from Cloud subconsciously dwelling as Zack. He principally loses his personal persona for that of Zack’s, and that may be difficult by the truth that Zack Fair continues to be alive in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
It’s not precisely potential to “romance” Aerith in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, however by giving her essentially the most consideration and rising nearer to her, it’s potential to unlock Aerith’s Resolution Scene in Chapter 14. As the 2 proceed to develop nearer, whereas Zack presumably lags behind for a bit, it stands to cause Aerith and Cloud might start growing these emotions.
Changes are more likely to occur, even accelerating or altering the occasion, however when/if Zack exhibits up, that’s going to be awkward. He isn’t simply her misplaced old flame anymore, he’s alive and properly. She’s growing emotions for Cloud, however she might start questioning them upon the conclusion that Cloud has been dwelling as Zack, assuming this modifications occasions from the primary recreation. For Cloud, this begs many questions of who he’s and the way he desires to maneuver ahead. The Final Fantasy 7 Remake already has to deal with Cloud’s PTSD fastidiously, however throw love within the combine and it’s going to get awkward quick.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Does Aerith Know Zack is Still Alive?
While it’s just a little foggy given the issues of the unique Final Fantasy 7 compilation, Aerith didn’t seemingly find out about Zack’s dying till she was within the lifestream. Some have speculated that she felt his life drive go without delay, however didn’t realize it was him for positive or how he died. That’s one factor that’ll seemingly be addressed, however on the identical time, there’s a little bit of a mixture right here too.
At some factors in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Sephiroth suggests he’s conscious of the unique timeline and the way he fails to establish his objective. Aerith additionally exhibits moments the place her readability or data is rather more than it appears. If she is conscious of the opposite timeline and what occurs there, then she might have extra foreknowledge about Zack and Cloud. If so, and that is simply hypothesis, that’s solely going to make the connection that rather more awkward.
Knowing she shouldn’t love somebody due to this and never loving them are two separate issues, but it surely’s not unattainable. Either means, if she and Cloud proceed to fall for one another after which Zack enters the scene, it’s solely sure to get extra awkward than earlier than.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is on the market now on PS4 and PS5.