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Feral-verse: Contagion - prologue (FF7 AU, Feral-verse)
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jessara40k From: jessara40k Date: April 25th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, pretty much. And it's pretty close to how I saw it as well, at least for the packs I'd considered. I hadn't considered the Yuffie/Reeve/Red pack, but I did expect Rufus to be dominant with the Turks, and Aeris dominant with the OT4 if anyone was. I also expected Sephiroth to be the most 'submissive' of the OT4 pack, although I'd figured that would be more because he feels a bit guilty about his 'weakness' in letting Jenova take over so easily, and that would make him more...easy to persuade or talk into things than Zack and Cloud would be.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 25th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I also expected Sephiroth to be the most 'submissive' of the OT4 pack, although I'd figured that would be more because he feels a bit guilty about his 'weakness' in letting Jenova take over so easily, and that would make him more...easy to persuade or talk into things than Zack and Cloud would be.

Part of that passiveness is probably guilt, but I also think that a large part of it is his severe lack of socialization.Sephiroth tends to look to Cloud and Zack to give him clues and context for appropriate responses to non-combat and non-military situations.

Oddly, I think his fall under Jenova's influence would make him more stubborn and resistant in the present situation. He knows that Zack (and later Cloud) are behaving strangely and differently, which (from his own experience) makes him very uneasy and suspicious. It may take the other three ganging up on poor Seph to 'persuade' him that going feral is not so bad and is actually a hell of a lot of fun. ::evil grin::
jessara40k From: jessara40k Date: April 25th, 2007 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Part of that passiveness is probably guilt, but I also think that a large part of it is his severe lack of socialization.

True, I only remembered that after I posted my comment, but I still think guilt would play a part in his behaviour.

Oddly, I think his fall under Jenova's influence would make him more stubborn and resistant in the present situation. He knows that Zack (and later Cloud) are behaving strangely and differently, which (from his own experience) makes him very uneasy and suspicious.

I think that would depend on whether he cares more about protecting the humans who've rejected him so thoroughly, or on the acceptance of the people he loves. I think you see Sephiroth as less selfish than I do, because I'd think once he was convinced it was Aeris, Zack and Cloud there he'd happily let humanity go hang.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 25th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that would depend on whether he cares more about protecting the humans who've rejected him so thoroughly, or on the acceptance of the people he loves. I think you see Sephiroth as less selfish than I do, because I'd think once he was convinced it was Aeris, Zack and Cloud there he'd happily let humanity go hang.

Oh, I agree with you. Sephiroth really doesn't give a damn about humanity in general. And as you pointed out, if Aeris, Zack, and Cloud want to take over and prey on the world, that's perfectly fine with him... -IF- they're doing it of their own free will.

It's the convincing him that they're acting freely, of their own initiative that will be hard part, because Sephiroth absolutely abhors the idea that his lovers being used as puppets by some unknown force or entity, just as he was. From his own experience with Jenova, he knows how insidious that sort of mind control can be. Unfortunately, Zack's major freakout in the prologue is going to leave Sephiroth with a really bad first impression of the whole feral thing. ::sweatdrop::
jessara40k From: jessara40k Date: April 25th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
It's the convincing him that they're acting freely, of their own initiative that will be hard part, because Sephiroth absolutely abhors the idea that his lovers being used as puppets by some unknown force or entity, just as he was. From his own experience with Jenova, he knows how insidious that sort of mind control can be. Unfortunately, Zack's major freakout in the prologue is going to leave Sephiroth with a really bad first impression of the whole feral thing.

Ah yes, I can see what you mean now, but I still feel that once he actually transforms to feral form Sephiroth would be easier to sway to his lovers' way of thinking than the other way around. I'd think Cloud would claim Tifa and the kids as pets, or at least it might be a possibility.
65 hisses or Hiss in my ear....