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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
Conflicts of Interest Redux 2/? (FF7 post-AC AU) (1 of 2)
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madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 28th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
What I don't understand is why the scientists didn't know that Specimen C wasn't alive and running around saving the world? Surely they would have recognized Cloud at some point in time, before he was seen by Dr Stevens after Cloud went unconscious.

Why would they recognize him? With the way Cloud and his friends were constantly moving around, it would be easy for the Project S2 scientists to completely miss him, especially if they weren't stationed in Midgar, or in the other major towns.

Most people, the scientists included, probably don't have a clue about the actual game events (i.e., Cloud and his friends tracking down Sephiroth, saving the world, etc.). All they probably knew was that a big glowing rock suddenly started to fall from the sky and that the Lifestream stopped it. Furthermore, for most of the game, Shinra Corporation was in control of the media and they had ample reasons to not publicize Cloud's activities or Sephiroth's return.

Also, I think it's very likely that after Meteorfall, Cloud decided to keep a very low profile and avoided as much publicity as possible. Given his withdrawn personality, Cloud would feel very uncomfortable with public attention -- after all, the man barely keeps in contact with the friends he traveled and risked his life with.

So it's quite feasible that Roissy and Montessi were unaware of Cloud's survival, especially when you consider that Hojo, the sneaky bastard, would have plenty of motivation (i.e., professional jealousy) to conceal that information from them. President Shinra was probably going to inform the scientists about Cloud's survival, but Sephiroth killed him off before that happened. Rufus didn't know anything about Project S2, so he had no reason to tell Roissy and Montessi about Cloud's activities.
5 hisses or Hiss in my ear....