"Cloud Strife, first class solider"
1000th post! Enjoy!
Oskar Vega’s Teen Titans
Wonder Woman v3 #37
Jason Todd, Donna Troy, and Kyle Rayner all kept in touch after the Crisis. It freaks out the Titans and the League when they see the Red Hood conversing amiably with Troia and Green Lantern, discussing lunch plans in the middle of an alien invasion. It disturbs Batman, Wonder Woman, and Hal especially, and all three protégés relish in the feeling.
OH MY GOD NOOOO SHHHHHH
SHHHHHH SHHH SHHHH
COME HERE OH MY GOD
OH GAWD NO! ALL THE FEELS!
I love how Aerith is the easiest to see in his eye.
Yeah, and remember how a bunch of shippers said that we were crazy for seeing her there.
That was fun.
Yeeesh, I remember why I avoided most of the FFVII fandom for 10+ years except for a select few websites. The way they gang up against CloudxAerith fans attempting to invalidate the shippers and the pairing is really infuriating, especially when they try to force down their (wrong) opinions on us.
I really, really like Zack and Aerith but let‘s be honest here, Aerith has mentioned many times in the original game and ultimanias/novellas that she was over him. There‘s an entire novella (Maiden of The Planet, from Ultimania Omega) where Zack meets her in the afterlife and flirts with her and she completely brushes him off. In fact, she has explicitly stated that she loved Cloud more than Zack. This ship has been sunk since 1997.
And for everyone stating that Cloud and Tifa is canon, no it‘s not. This is an example of mass brainwashing just because it‘s the fan-preferred pairing in the fandom. If they aren‘t together in Advent Children (2 years after FFVII), and still aren‘t together in Dirge of Cerberus (4 years after FFVII), and that Cloud was running away from her in Kingdom Hearts II and called her his friend in Dissidia 012 (plus tons of quotes by the creators mentioning that they were friends, including Nomura who have said that they have no idea what were Cloud and Tifa‘s relationship after FFVII) — then it‘s safe to say that Cloud and Tifa aren‘t together. Simple as that.
(Not to mention that Nomura, who said he doesn‘t know the status of Cloud and Tifa‘s relationship after FFVII, is the same guy who created an ENTIRE side-story for Cloud and Aerith in Kingdom Hearts, even hinting that the very nature of their relationship may be answered in the ending of the game (spoiler: they reunited along with various disney couples). Why do Square Enix avoid addressing Cloud x Tifa, but freely hint at Cloud x Aerith in multiple games and merchandise (FF Tactics, Kingdom Hearts, Dissidia, FFIX, Itadaki Street, FF Brigade, etc) and in quotes like ‘Aerith is engraved in Cloud‘s heart forever‘ and ‘Cloud was Aerith‘s friend and lover‘? You do the maths.)
Really, I don‘t like getting involved in the FFVII love triangle debates, but getting harassed for years on youtube for simply shipping a less popular (but just as valid) pairing is making me lose my patience. So stop telling me that CloudxAerith is a fanon pairing, and I‘ll stop quoting evidence that CloudxAerith is more canon than your ship kthxbye.