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Crisis Core FMV - Sephiroth's sparring match (+ translation)
For those who might not have seen it, I just wanted to add this little gem to my Crisis Core video collection, because it's one of the finest bits of Sane!Sephiroth eyecandy around.

Sephiroth's so badass AND he so totally knows it.

It even has a new version of "One-Winged Angel" toward the end, and we all know what THAT means, right?

EDIT: Here's a translation of the scene, from Chocolinx's translation at the Advent Children Crisis Core Forums (just follow the instructions to access the Spoiler Forum).

Genesis and Angeal sit side by side on top of the Junon Cannon. Genesis reads his favourite verse from Loveless out loud.

Genesis: 「The most profound gift is given by the Goddess herself and in pursuit of this gift we set on a journey and take flight. Hopeless as it may seem we stand and carry onward with the ripples of water that surface on our hearts.」
Sephiroth: 「Loveless」 Act 1
Genesis: Sad isn't?
Sephiroth: Having you read it to me, makes me remember some awful things.
Angeal: Don't go dropping your sword because you're too scared.
Genesis: I wonder which one you're talking about?
Sephiroth: Looks like you need to brush up your sword skills.
Angeal: As expect of Sephiroth huh?
Genesis: Angeal, stand back please. I'd like to duel Sephiroth alone.
Angeal: Genesis---!
Genesis: I too would like to become a hero.
Sephiroth: Very well.
Genesis: When will you stop acting so relaxed?.

Genesis gets the jump on Sephiroth and starts casting multiple spells. Genesis skillfully controls his firas and directs them at Sephiroth. It appears Sephiroth has taken a full blow at his Firas and in the smoke Sephiroth is no where to be seen.

Angeal: Stop this at once. Do you plan on having this place destroyed?
Genesis: All I want to be is a hero!

Genesis sticks his palm in Angeal's face and starts casting a spell! Angeal takes a full blow at it! Suddenly Sephiroth breaks himself free from Genesis' magic. Now Sephiroth is on the push and Genesis is being pushed back. Sephiroth with many quick swings of his swords ends up destroying the Jeuno Cannon. Angeal jumps in and tries one more to stop the two.

Angeal: That's enough!!
Sephiroth: Angeal---
Genesis: You're in my way!

Genesis attempts to break through Angeal by casting another spell, but ends up breaking Angeal's sword. The shard of the sword ends up hitting Genesis on the shoulder and the VR training ends.

Genesis: It's just a small scratch. If I just leave it alone it'll quickly heal. 「We still have our promise for tomorrow. Let us return to the place where you first came from.」

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

12 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
ozzypoos From: ozzypoos Date: September 21st, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw that FMV at the beginning of the week... and I'm still fangirling over Sephiroth's sheer awesomeness in it *________* it's so rare that you find any good battle scenes with Sephiroth, and even rarer to find them when he's all pretty and sane >_> I couldn't help but want to see Sephiroth continue to kick Genesis' ass in it -coughs- especially when his theme music came on XD

I think about the only thing that can top this video... is a game based around Sephiroth as the main character and set at the beginning to the end of the Wutai war ♥

Sorry for the random posting... I began reading your COI Fanfic like back in 2002/2003 and only now found there to be some wonderful snippets posted on your journal of events set before the fic and chapters ahead of where the last one ended ♥ And even despite it being what? -counts- like 4 years since I read it... your Sephiroth and Zack interaction still makes me squee happily to this day <3 So yeah... I'll stop with the randomness and return back to Sephiroth's awesome CC appearance.

Have you watched the FMV of Zack's battle with Sephiroth? I couldn't help but wish Sephiroth used his sword more effectively at the end though >_>;;;;
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: September 21st, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your interest in COI (and your patience!). ^_^; I've really become a total Zack-fangirl over the years, and now with Crisis Core, it's even worse. At the moment, I've been obsessive working on Feral-verse, because I want a really alive Zack around for Sephiroth and Cloud. ::evil grin::

Have you watched the FMV of Zack's battle with Sephiroth? I couldn't help but wish Sephiroth used his sword more effectively at the end though >_>;;;;

Which one? I've seen the battle early in the game during a VR training mission. I'm still looking for a good video of the Nibel Reactor confrontation.
ozzypoos From: ozzypoos Date: September 22nd, 2007 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
No need to thank~ It's a wonderfully awesome fanfic &heaerts; Hehe yeah~ it was your fic mainly that made me fall in love with Zack's awesome character :3 Probably because of just how much he still cares for Sephiroth even after all that's happened >_> Usually I find that fics focus too much on the whole Cloud thing in that regard not that I don't like that at all! But Sephiroth would have to be my favourite character and it's nice to see that not everyone hates him sometimes >_>, so yeah~ it's always refreshing to read Zack in that manner :3 mehehe yeah I've been reading the Feral-verse one and it's been pretty damn interesting XD I'm not use to reading fics where there actually is a female interest, since I'm typically a yaoi only reader, but I made an exception because it's Aerith :3 I'll be looking forward to the next chapter of either of those two fics :-"

Which one? I've seen the battle early in the game during a VR training mission. I'm still looking for a good video of the Nibel Reactor confrontation.

I haven't been able to find the Nibel Reactor confrontation either, so yeah, I was talking about the VR training one before :3 That part at the end when Sephiroth brings his sword up to hover over Zack even though it's technically not real it got my fangirl mode cheering for some clothes ripping action -coughs- >___> anyway! yeah XD;;;;
kikotei From: kikotei Date: September 21st, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
guh.... ::drools::

Also, Shinra brand holodeck ::snicker::
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: September 21st, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
And believe me, I can think of some very interesting uses for a Danger Room/Holodeck. Think of all the possibilities with respect to... err, 'training missions'. ::leer::
kikotei From: kikotei Date: September 22nd, 2007 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I so went there too, just I was at work and we had just opened to the public for the day so I had to be careful in case anyone got in a position where they could read my screen. Mmmm, the possiblities....
pyrotechnik From: pyrotechnik Date: September 21st, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for sane!Sephiroth. But the canon? Can you say phallic symbol? I loved all the air time Sephiroth got, no wing needed there! And then the whole ending, that really cracked me up. Thanks for sharing this.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: September 21st, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad to share the eyecandy! ::drool::
skyemarie From: skyemarie Date: September 21st, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm confuzzled. is this a new movie or vids from a game? i watched the one you posted the other day as well...so beautiful. btw...who is genesis? i totally love him in the fmv...for some reason he makes me think of gackt.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: September 21st, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ummm... you haven't heard about "Crisis Core"? It's a newly released game for the PSP which is a prequel to the original Final Fantasy VII game and whose main character is Zack. It basically shows the events leading up to the original game.

Search on YouTube and you'll find lots of other Crisis Core videos.
crack_fairy From: crack_fairy Date: September 22nd, 2007 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
that's because genesis was modeled after gackt... gackt did the voice acting for him too. XD

kuro_fenikkusu From: kuro_fenikkusu Date: October 8th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Waddaya mean no fangirl screaming?! My father is now wondering about my sanity from all this!
12 hisses or Hiss in my ear....