Despite what Square Enix’s creative team would have us think, fate and destiny probably still play an important role in the game. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and beyond Even if the soldier zack fer It appears that he escaped death and joined the rest of the cast in a new timeline, the most likely outcome of a completely different – but equally tragic – fate.
Spoilers of the main game and Remake of FF7 following.
Originally Final Fantasy VII Timeline, Claude and Zack by being wounded Sephiroth following what is referred to as “The Nibbleheim incidentFive years before the events of the main game. Mad scientist Hojo kidnaps them and experiments on them for four years, increasing Cloud’s power but messing with his brain. After Zack separates them, they travel around for about a year until Shinra catches up with them on the outskirts of Midgar. Originally, Zack dies fighting Shinra’s soldiers, but only because the side defeats the Whisper Harbinger in the end. Remake of FF7past, present and future events change.
RebuildingThe final cutscene shows Zack surviving the battle and helping Cloud make his way to Midgar. It is plausible that these events take place in an alternate timeline distinct from the new continuity. However, it is entirely possible that when the party enters the Singularity at the end Rebuilding and destroyed the Whispers, they did not return to their homeworld. Instead, they were taken to another place: the timeline created by Whispers’ destruction where Zack is alive.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase has already confirmed that Zack will play a bigger role FF7 rebirth Compared to the original game
“In the original version Final Fantasy 7Zack Phair doesn’t show up much, Kitase said IGN In a Interview September 2023. “Due to the Revitalizationthere will be a new episode with Zack that will include even more of him Rebuilding. I can’t say more because I want players to play and experience this in their hands.
How exactly does this all go down? Good, Revitalization Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura It was confirmed on the official PlayStation blog In September 2023, the second part of the trilogy ends in the Forgotten Capital, where Sephiroth kills Aerith while she tries to use the white matter to summon the Holly.
Aerith says in June 2022: “The future—even if it’s written—can be changed. First look trailer To Revitalization. The original timeline has already been “written”, which is why Whispers worked to preserve this particular future. In other words, events can and should play out as they originally did, except where the characters make different choices.
Whispers may no longer be around to make sure everything goes exactly as planned, but it’s pretty certain that Aerith will still try to summon herself and be threatened by Sephiroth. Assuming they all exist in the same continuity, what will Zack do while Cloud and his friends look for Sephiroth? Most likely, after reaching the Ward 5 Church in the post-credits scene Reconstruction of Intergrade INTERmission The season Yuffie stars in, she tries to track down Aerith.
A tragic climax to all of this could be Zack finally reaching Aerith in the Forgotten Capital at the end of the game to knock her out of the way and take the hit himself. Whispers may not be around to ensure Zack’s death, but his continued presence in the timeline suggests all sorts of cosmic continuity issues. It could be the perfect tragic ending Revitalization Which inspires Aerith and Cloud to continue their mission to stop Sephiroth, in a way that thematically continues the original iteration without getting too complicated. As such, Aerith is able to successfully summon Holy to stop Meteor earlier than the original, but who knows what kind of consequences this will all have.
Is it fair that he makes the ultimate Zachryphis? Probably not, but something about it feels right.