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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
COI - Yes, Strife is unquestionably a total psycho
24 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: January 13th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
::crawling feebly to my computer::

Strife, WHY are you juggling with Meteor, hm? Didn’t we learn ANYTHING last time? You won’t succeed.

That materia he's playing around with ain't Meteor. It could be considered worse... ::hoarse evil wheeze::

I really like this analogy. Helps me feel like I’m getting a bit better view of your characterization too. :)
Thanks! Both psycho-Sephiroth and Strife are quite insane, but in considerably different ways. Sephiroth's madness could almost be considered... well, ideological in nature -- it's grandiose, detached, looking at the cosmic picture, etc. Strife's madness is much more in-your-face personal. Sephiroth views his enemies with more of an intellectual contempt and disdain, while Strife is much more emotional about his enemies, with much more of one-on-one, get-your-hands-dirty style.

Though I do wonder what the others are thinking when Sephiroth told Strife to let Zack go. For that matter, if he did let him go where would Zack go? Would he pass on? Take control? Hm….
I'm assuming for this snippet that the others somewhat realize that Zack exists as a semi-distinct persona within Cloud which gives his mind stability and structure, thereby making him the person that they know and trust. The only way Strife could seize control is if Zack was forceably shoved out of the way. So as for letting Zack go, the others would know that Sephiroth is wanting Strife to free Zack and allow him to take control again -- yeah, fat chance, but he had to try.

Trust me, Strife is definitely NOT going to be pushover -- he's going to push Sephiroth extremely hard and force Sephiroth to make certain very difficult choices. The only good thing about the situation is that Strife's so focused on personally persecuting his enemies, he doesn't have that much time to think of how to screw over the world. Although I'm sure he'll get around to that if given the opportunity.

In some ways, Strife is quite smart and cunning. The problem is that he's incredibly emotionally immature. So what you've got basically is an wholly self-centered, hostile teenager with a vicious temper and a chip on his shoulder about the size of Wutai -- except this teenager has the strength and power to deliver a fairly nasty beatdown to Sephiroth.

This is SO not good.

This makes me sad most of all because it means more scenes like the ones with the chocobos won’t be happening. :(
::pat pat:: Sorry about that. But there's quite a way to go before Strife makes his full-blown appearance. ^_^;;

bard_linn From: bard_linn Date: January 13th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*gives you honey-tea and soup* Feel better!

That materia he's playing around with ain't Meteor. It could be considered worse... ::hoarse evil wheeze::


Dangit. And poor Cloud is caught in the middle. :( I hope he gets to make some contribution on one side or the other by the end....

Yay! More Zack/Cloud and Seph interaction! ^.^
24 hisses or Hiss in my ear....