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NOTICE REGARDING THE ARTICLE'S NAME - The topic of discussion, of whether or not the article shall be named Aeris Gainsborough or Aerith Gainsborough, has been one of frequent debate here. Currently, the last debate in July 2008 agreed to move the article to "Aerith", when previously it had been "Aeris". This was due to a new policy set in place to use the most recent naming conventions, and the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII has used the name "Aerith". However, a compromise has been made and kept even when the article was at "Aeris". When referring to the character in Final Fantasy VII, refer to her as "Aeris", as this was her name in that game. If referring to her in a game like Crisis Core or Kingdom Hearts, where her name is given as "Aerith", refer to her by that name. Simply put, refer to the character by whatever name the game you are adding information on calls her. Please keep all this in mind before moving the article, or making any changes between the names "Aeris" and "Aerith" in this or any other articles.

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Cloti? Cleris? Edit

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I'm a Clessie and Clopris kinda person.

I think it's stupid too.

Necrophilia- it's a weird matter. Look it up if you dare.  ILHI 19:58, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

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Nah, Clessie or Clopris.  ILHI 20:40, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
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I wanted Cait Sith ;_;. There was just no way.  ILHI 20:51, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
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This was an argument? I thought everytime people joined names to signify a relationship, it was just a joke conversation.  ILHI 20:55, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
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{{User:ILHI/T|21:01, 24 July 2008 (UTC)|I'm just speaking in general "Who Cloud should be with" terms.

CloTi! all the way. the only reason i think Cloud ever had feelings for Aerith was becasue he had Zack's memoriesKaospyri 22:44, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

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Light of the night [11:18pm, September 12, 2009] : Um..actually speaking, to drake clawfang in particular,there is official evidence saying that Cloud loves Tifa in the ff7 10th anniversary version ultimania :

"With the support of former allies and Tifa, an important woman to him and now also part of his family, Cloud regains the courage to move forward."

"She and Cloud came to realize their feelings for each other in the end of the story, and live together in AC and DC. Because he contracted Geostigma, he left Tifa and the children, and began living in the Slum church.

The more he realizes how happy he is living with Tifa and the children, the more the fear of losing that and regrets toward the past trouble Cloud…

"A Promise to Tifa, Etched in his Memory. it seems that the idea that he must keep this vow was forever in Cloud’s mind. In BC he is obsessive about protecting people, and if he runs out of strength part way though he will mention the “promise.” [BC] If he runs out of strength part way through the story, he will say regretfully that he “couldn’t come through on my promise to her.”

"The happier he is now, The more Cloud is tormented by painful “memories” of the past. Amidst the course of him trying to ascertain his memories, they became aware of the thoughts/feelings which each other was holding."

"Following this, the pair experience many hardships, such as the Nibelheim incident which also appears in CC, and the Jenova War in FFVII, and through these the distance between them shortens."

But then again, I'm not denying he loved Aerith,(in my logic) but I think he has moved on. And I'm sorry if I sparked up any anger or anything.

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- I've been playing Crisis Core and I would swear that when Zack meets Aerith that it is stated somewhere in the in-game dialogue or information that Aerith is, for sure, 15 years old at the time of their meeting. Can someone else officially confirm or deny?

Death Edit

Ok this is kind of a survival issue thing ok Aerith died after being stabbed in the stomach by sephiroth but Cloud was stabbed twice in the stomach by sephiroth when Nebelheim was burned down and Cloud survived

18:53, 15 March 2009 (UTC) Kaospyri 18:53, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, but Aerith is (mostly) human whereas Cloud is a SOLDIER.

Cloud was wearing body armor and is a trained soldier (the regular kind), Aerith is a flower girl wearing a dress. It's also shown in Last Order that Cloud's willpower alone was what let him survive the stabbing and hurl Sephiroth into the reactor. That's not to say that Cloud was ok, since he was severely harmed by the stab and it was Zack who pretty much had to help him from there on out. Diablocon 18:57, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

armor isn't a factor SOLDIER's dont have armor bodies only there sholders and legs...(retarded choice of armor) but your right with the training and by the way Zack had to help Cloud due to Mako Poisoning (I feel smart)Kaospyri 06:48, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Development Edit

Where are people getting these development stories from? the whole "aerith falling in love with Sephiroth and then finding out he's her brother" sounds completely made up, but if there's a source then...well it should be linked. Earisu 04:29, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

It's from the Ultimania Guides, and we don't link sources. Drake Clawfang 04:37, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Aerith's English Voice Actors Edit

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Tie. Mandy Moore and Andrea Bowen. Mena Suvari didn't......not suck. --Zack fair 007 21:51, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
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EtymologyEdit

I don't believe the part in that section that says Aerith is supposed to sound like Earth is accurate. In japanese, earth is pronounced aasu and Aerith/Aeris is pronounced Earisu. They don't sound much like each other.Cid of the Lufaine 13:10, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, and it was originally translated as "Aeris", because it was similar to the Japanese for Earth. But this "sounding like Earth" thing wasn't noticed by the translators. So when SE did the translations for the other games, they changed it to "Aerith" (the Jap for Aerith can be translated as either) to be closer to the English of "Earth".
That's all BS, but it might be true.  ILHI 23:00, October 31, 2009 (UTC)
According to Wikipedia, the "earth" bit is taken from Famitsu magazine. Drake Clawfang 23:37, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

Hey guys Edit

I am new here so I am wondering if it was Aeris or Aerith? Because you know I always knew my baby girl to be Aeris.--PurpleHighwind 14:54, November 6, 2009 (UTC)

A can of worms, you have opened here. The short answer is "it's both, but more recently Aerith". -- File:FFIII-nes-sage.gif Saethori (T / C) - 20:33, November 6, 2009 (UTC)

Regarding the name… Edit

If the official, retconned version is "Aerith," why shouldn't that be the name the character is referred to in general now instead of the old mistranslation? That's something I simply cannot understand. Herman2000 15:28, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

They don't listen.FaythOfFenrir 01:04, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

True, it is written in big bold letters in the top of this talk page, but nobody read it. Jesus.201.68.38.220 02:17, January 04, 2010 (UTC)

Late reply is late, but anyhow -- I read the thing at the top of this page, but -- it doesn't make any more sense to me now than it did back then. --Herman2000 15:21, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Aerith is her name, but when the english tranlation was made, the translators at SE made a mistake and changed the last two letters to "s" instead of "th", because the closest thing to "th" in Japanesse is a character that is more closely linked to the "s" sound. It was retconned in later installments in the Colpilation because they made sure to put her correct name. But, as her name was Aeris in te original VII game, then she is referred to Aeris when talking about VII, but referred to as Aerith when talking about everything else she is involved in. I'm pretty sure that was what you were talking about, and I think that this should answer your question. A.J. two (Smashboards) 17:25, June 5, 2010 (UTC)

Because I don't care about what's been made 'official'. I've known the character as Aeris since I first played VII 10 years ago, I'm not going to change it because Square said so. --Haveanicedays 04:50, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

I know this is a dry subject but, Havenicedays: and I've known her as Aerith for as long as I've known her. If Square Enix says that her official name is Aerith, then her official name is Aerith, regardless of your own personal opinion on the matter, and any and all validation that "Aeris" has at being her official name is completely invalidated, making it a fan-name, so as a professional Wiki it is our job to keep the fan names out of the articles. I think we should just get rid of the "Aeris" thing altogether and have her referred to as "Aerith". period.--ShadowsTwilightDissicon ff4 Kain1 02:52, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

It is true. The change is official, and I don't listen. That's because I don't care. I'm used to doing it one way, I'm not changing it, period. Who cares, anyway? Haveanicedays 00:33, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

You obviously do that a dead topic is revived three times, twice by you, just to declare you don't care about it. Doreiku Kuroofangu 01:01, June 3, 2011 (UTC)
Good point! Still, what I don't care about is the change itself, not the topic at hand. I also don't understand why people care if I am reluctant to accept the change. So...yeah. Haveanicedays 02:39, June 3, 2011 (UTC)
You know what I don't care about? The fact that you don't care. This page is supposed to be about the maintenance of the Aerith Gainsborough page, not about your opinion on what her name should be. If you feel the need to announce your lack of caring again, take it to the forums. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 13:26, June 3, 2011 (UTC)
Note the initial question regarding the name. I was responding to it, as everyone else had. I don't think it's fair that I can't opine here as the others did. Haveanicedays 05:27, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
The initial question is fine, but you've revived a dead conversation several times to say something amounting to "I don't care". Drop it. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 05:42, June 8, 2011 (UTC)

Aerith's death Edit

I have a question regarding Aeris's death:

It says under the 'Death' section that Sephiroth killed her. Upon completing the game and looking back in retrospect, wouldn't it be more accurate to say that 'Jenova killed Aeris'. Please correct me if I'm wrong this is merely my own contention...

Yes, that is a bit of a grey area, really. Both statements are right. You could say Sephiroth killed her and you could say Jenova killed her. Jeppo (Talk | contribs) 23:24, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
Technically, the Masamune killed her. When you really think about it, it doesn't matter all that much who happened to be holding it at the time. It's all really semantics, but in the end it was Sephiroth that did it through intent, even if he had a puppet perform the actual deed. - File:FFIII-nes-sage.gif Saethori (T / C) - 04:27, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
At that point, I think Jenova was pretty much following ol' Sephiroth's orders. Either way, you would be right.

Jenova is the one that killed Aerith it doesn't matter if it was by Sephiroth's will, this has to be stated in the wiki

The most accurate statement would certainly be that a fragment of Jenova, in the form of, and acting under the will of, Sephiroth, killed her. There is no reason that the wiki cannot state this; the description of the incident is already within spoiler tags, right? Though you may prefer a sentence structure that doesn't double-nest comma parentheses :P -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 20:42, November 14, 2012 (UTC)
The Ultimanias treat the act as being performed by Sephiroth through Jenova. Doreiku Kuroofangu 23:04, November 14, 2012 (UTC)
Adjusted wording to clarify earlier the Sephiroth being interacted with is a manifestation through Jenova, and adjusted the death scene description. Doreiku Kuroofangu 23:08, November 14, 2012 (UTC)

You are just confusing people with your description, when you say Sephiroth then impaled Aerith and leave behind a part of Jenova as it appears now on Aerith page, you are implying Sephiroth is Phisically there. Well this is imposible as we know he is frozen inside the northen crater. When people who are not very familiar to the game read it they will be really lost, how can Sephiroth be there and later frozen for 5 years. There should be at least some clarification to avoid confusion.

The correct way to say it would be making it clear that this is Jenova transformed to look like Sephiroth and acting as he wills, every time we see Sephiroth in disc one we fight Jenova, this is because it is her leaving pieces of herself behind not Sephiroth. Well IMO anyway.

"The correct way to say it would be making it clear that this is Jenova transformed to look like Sephiroth and acting as he wills" - this explanation was added to the article, as I said. Doreiku Kuroofangu 01:07, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry to bother but I can't see where this is stated, this is what I see:

"Sephiroth descends from the ceiling and impales her with the Masamune. Aeris collapses into Cloud's arms as her hair ribbon unravels, her Materia bouncing off the altar into the water below. Enraged, Cloud turns on Sephiroth, who detaches a part of Jenova's body to fight Cloud"

Doesn't say Jenova anywhere, could you tell me where it is? And also, in this same wiki on the Jenova page under the "In Sephiroth's form" headline clearly states what I say and is in contradiction to this page where everything Jenova did in Sephiroth's form is explain as just Sephiroth. I haven't checked Sephiroth's page but I think all pages should state similar ideas so confusion is avoided. Thank you.

Read the entire section.
"Cloud, Tifa and Barret attempt to rescue her from the Shinra Headquarters, but are captured themselves. Aeris's heritage is made known to them, and during their captivity, Sephiroth manifests through the remains of Jenova to attack Shinra, the group's cells opening in the process."
Doreiku Kuroofangu 01:35, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

If someone fails to read that specific line he or she will be as lost as I was as Sephiroth is mentioned from there on, not Jenova, the other pages make it clear when talking about Jenova in Sephiroth's form and just Sephiroth. At least under the FF7 headline this should be fixed as nearly everytime Sephiroth is mentioned there it is actually Jenova in Shephiroth's form. Sorry to bother again.

If one wants to learn more about the specifics of Sephiroth and Jenova they can check their articles. For Aeris's story it matters that Sephiroth wanted to kill her and that's it. Sephiroth lost his human body when he fell to the bottom of the Mako Reactor in Nibelheim, but in FFVII he is seen using either Jenova's body or a new version of his body he is reconstructing in North Crater, or some kind of hologram, who the hell knows how that one works, but looks like Sephiroth can conjure up images like when he summons the scene of Nibelheim in Whirlwind Maze. But there is no "real" Sephiroth anymore, he is always using something else than his original body. The specifics are less relevant than that it is still Sephiroth who is operating here.
I'll still add a little reminder to the death scene as that is pivotal to Aeris.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 01:52, November 17, 2012 (UTC)
I don't see how someone can not read that line, if they skip it then too bad, you can say that of any story, the reader wil be confused if they skip ahead. The article has established that the Sephiroth seen is physically Jenova in Sephiroth's form acting through it, that is enough. Doreiku Kuroofangu 01:53, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

There is a "real" Sephiroth, the one fronzen at the northern cavern is actually the real one that Cloud beat at Nibelheim reactor. I think you should at least place a hiperlink or use bold text in that specific line so it outstands a little more. Because if someone is just interested in reading about her death and not her hole FF7 article they will surely miss it.

Place a what? If someone is reading the article fine then they should not miss it, basic reading comprehension is expected for a wiki, I think. Doreiku Kuroofangu 02:17, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

A hyperlink or a link it's the same. Well I mean if you can make the page clearer just by adding Jenova in Sephiroth's form where it should be added then I don't know where the need to have just Sephiroth comes from. I can do it in a minute, if it's to much for you. Of course if someone will change it back tomorrow there's no point to it. I just don't know why is it so hard.

I don't see the need to constantly remind readers of a fact listed just a couple paragraphs up the page in the same section. Again, basic reading comprehension, there is no need to emphasize information now stated twice in the article. Doreiku Kuroofangu 02:55, November 17, 2012 (UTC)

Well ok thank you for your time.

Personally, I don't think we should take the director's word that he "always" intended Aerith to die. I think there's plenty of evidence that this is a decision that is made late in development. There's the obvious fact that she continues to have unique dialogue after her death, which proves a script was written for her all the way until the end of the game. Then, there's the fact that Great Gospel is impossible to obtain unless you already know the story, considering how far out of your way you have to go early on to get it. All of her limit breaks and abilities were put in the game (as opposed to Cait Sith who only has two, so maybe HE was supposed to be the one to die? Just a thought), but you can't get them unless you already know she's going to die. Third, the director's mother died about two thirds of the way through development, after which he wrote in Tifa as a character. Word on the street was that Tifa was written in as an alternate love interest and to replace Aerith after her newly scripted death. Now, that's just circumstantial evidence, but I think the three of these makes a good enough case to call her death a late-in-development addition until proven otherwise. Just my two cents.68.42.32.128 03:51, March 14, 2016 (UTC)

Unless we have something solid, we're sticking with the official story. Cat (meowhunt) 04:19, March 14, 2016 (UTC)
Okay, but I'll trust your "official story" can explain the discrepancies I mentioned above, and said discrepancies will be explained away via "official" sources. I mean, it seems to be weird suggesting that they wilfully wrote dialogue for a character they knew was going to be dead at the time, not to mention to suggest they went out of their way to do hours of programming they knew 90% of all players would never take advantage of.68.42.32.128 04:40, March 14, 2016 (UTC)
It is entirely possible that the time of death was not clear until late in the writing/development process. Writing a story isn't a very clean thing in game dev, it's usually started well after significant chunks of the game are already made and is heavily constrained by what is already there, and how much time there is to code in extra things the story needs. However, at this point, we're basically just conjecturing at each other. Unless something can actually be proved either way, it's all meaningless, and the word of the developers is all we have to work with. -- Some Color Mage ~ (Talk) 05:24, March 14, 2016 (UTC)
Aeris has dialogue after her death because of lack of communication between people or possibly changes in development. So the main place she has dialogue is the Great Glacier. For some reason all the characters models exist in all the areas there even if no scene occurs (so they'll never display). Giving her lines in the scenes where party members do appear then doesn't sound all that strange to me. This has also otherwise been explained by her time of death being different (instead at the Northern Cave), which has some evidence but I don't buy it. She doesn't appear before in Icicle Inn fields, or after in Whirlwind Maze fields.
The other places she has dialogue is during Huge Materia quests. But there are other various indicators that these would have been available on Disk 1, or at least have been designed with the people working on it thinking that. For example, Cloud, Tifa, and Aeris all have lines for Fort Condor Huge Materia quest, yet none of them are available.
Her having all her Limit Breaks could be very likely intended. If your goal was to kill off a main character unexpectedly, don't you think you would want to make them as much like a main character as possible? Vincent and Cait Sith have fewer Limit Breaks, but those Limit Breaks lead to more options (Vincent's forms use two attacks, Cait Sith's Slots has many results), so they have reasons to be special. Also Great Gospel isn't impossible to obtain without knowing the story. The cave's available as soon as you get the buggy, and the weapon seller's house is optional, but you are sort of expected to go there for a hint in the story. The mechanics might seem obscure, but Chocobuckle is too-- it's a jRPG. JBed (talk) 06:34, March 14, 2016 (UTC)

possible Trivia add-in? Edit

I noticed that Aeris has a huge similarity with the creature called a Lemure. Search it and it will show a FF3 monster that looks nearly exactly like her. They both have the same hair, clothes and are both related with flowers. The name Lemure comes from roman mythology and is basically a ghost that has not been able to rest due to improper burial. lol...I guess tossing her in a lake wasn't enough. Now I know that the time the games were obvious far apart, but we have all seen the slow creation of monsters and characters that the FF series makes. Just saying it may be worth adding. oh yeah here is a source for the Lemure mythos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemure wreckingballpaul

Lemure is a FF5 enemy, but it's still an interesting catch. --Adonzo 05:43, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

Nomura was a monster designer in FFV, so I guess he had Aerith's design in mind. --BurstDragon 15:38, June 1, 2010 (UTC)

Fiona from Shrek series Edit

Don't you think Fiona's design from Shrek series is based on Aerith's? Both have similiar long, dark hair pinned in queue, wear long dress, are somewhat someone special (Aerith is an Cetra, and Fiona is a princess). Kaimi 17:01, August 8, 2010 (UTC)

Name in trivia Edit

While I understand the logic behind referring to her as Aeris in material relating to the original FF7, this leads the Trivia section to jump back and forth on names, mainly when dealing with the event of her death. Since her death is a story event, I'd argue that it's just as apt to say "Aerith's death" as "Aeris' death" since she was already dead when referred to as Aerith in Advent Children. So would it be okay to make it consistently Aerith in the trivia? The FF7 section is relegated to a section separately, but this is randomly mingling with the Aeriths. Dazuro 02:16, December 26, 2010 (UTC)

Aerith's Dissidia Assist Moves Edit

In Aerith's Dissidia description, its says, "She is able to perform her Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII when called, including Seal Evil and Planet Protector, along with the ultimate white magic, Holy"

But when I saw this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iP9Lkz1z6E I noticed that the second time Aerith appeared as an assist, she increased Tifa's bravery points. Is that her Healing Wind Limit break or a Cure spell? If it's either, shouldn't we include that in the description?

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Reformat Aerith's Dissidia section? Edit

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sounds good to me, although if there is going to be an attack table on it, by my personal preferences I'd say that gives us juuuuuust enough to make it a seperate page, but that's just me. either way, I agree on the attacks table--ShadowsTwilightDissicon ff4 Kain1 19:04, March 18, 2011 (UTC)

No, there really isn't enough to merit a whole page. It's fine right where it is. If she had plot importance or really anything but an appearance and four attacks, it would be different. Bluestarultor Best-of Stellar Arena sigicon BSA 19:22, March 18, 2011 (UTC)
I was just saying, my personal standards would say that she deserved her own page, if your's disagree, that's fine too--ShadowsTwilightDissicon ff4 Kain1 14:35, March 19, 2011 (UTC)

Dissidia 012 ability images Edit

Should we get images of her using Seal Evil, Cure and Holy? We have images of everyone else's abilities, and even though she's an assist, it would be nice to have them for completion's sake. Especially if we're gonna have a mini ability table. And I'd like Cure and Holy for the main pages about those spells. HarpieSiren 23:42, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

I'm no one important but this gets my vote, give her a small assist table? Keyface 23:44, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
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Can someone please help me? Okay on Aerith's Wiki it says "If you have the patch you can play as Aerith after she dies but it does not change the story line." -What is the patch? And I have Dissidia 012 for the psp. How can I get Aerith?

Ehh if it really says that it should be removed. If you hack your save you can add any playable character into your party for any part of the game, so also Aeris even after she dies. It makes the game crash in some places though, so it's not really that special. To get Aeris as an Assist character you must buy Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy. You can download it from the PSN.Keltainentoukokuu 05:00, May 17, 2011 (UTC)

Cleris and zatif Edit

Aeith never force Cloud to like her, she just went with him and his friends, and tried to make Cloud change, as well Tifa tried to change cloud to but faild. Aerith open up Clouds mind to how he felt, and he begin to smile again. And after Aerith died Cloud just seem so upset again, and runed away. if someone don't get over someone and wait, they can get very upset. But if they move on, and try to love someone else like Aerith did, they be more happy. But Cloud did not. Poor cloud </3

Tifa and zack well as I see it, zack looked like Cloud. Both Tifa and Aerith have seen it, that Cloud and Zack looked like. But one thing that did not match was the personality. Zack was more then a hero and Tifa wanted one, and waited so long for Cloud to be hers. But then the carming Zack came and changed that. In final fantasy 7, you see Tifa looks/stares at Zack when she have a look in to Clounds mind. One of the art from squere enix, you see Zack kissing Tifa laying in bed hurt after sephirth hit her. One other thing Tifa did not want cloud, and the others to look on a photo of her and sephiroth that have another solider in it, sins Cloud tought he was the soldier in it with them. But in real fact zack was in it. Way do she be so scared to show it? Do she have to hide something from everyone, and him? who knows her real feelings for zack.

Article protection Edit

This article probably needs to be protected because anons completely ignore the "DON'T CHANGE IT TO AERITH" note. Most of the reverts I see are people who change Aeris to Aerith in the FFVII related sections. Anyone else agree? AmbieSushi 13:59, November 9, 2011 (UTC)

That is still not vandalism, however. Articles probably shouldn't be protected unless they get repeatedly vandalised. The Aerith<-->Aeris thing is a nuisance but rather benign really as far as offences go.Keltainentoukokuu 14:26, November 9, 2011 (UTC)

Trivia: Four Deaths Edit

Under the Trivia section, it claims "Aerith is one of only four main playable characters of the series to die during the events of her game, although whether or not one of these deaths is canon remains debatable." Perhaps the other characters should be named and linked at this spot, especially the debatable character? --Hoogathy 00:21, February 13, 2012 (UTC)

Or get rid of that altogether? FFII's characters say hi, and one could argue they are 'main'. C A T U S E 00:24, February 13, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, "main character" is debatable. I assume the "canon debatable" death is Golbez, but what of the Eblan Four in the same game? Point should just be removed. Doreiku Kuroofangu 00:27, February 13, 2012 (UTC)
Removed the comment for now. Perhaps a more accurate tally could be added, since it would be a somewhat interesting tidbit. (ie. "Aerith is among the x number of main playable characters who die... etc.") --Hoogathy 01:16, February 13, 2012 (UTC)
That'd be more suited for the Did You Know app, dontcha think? C A T U S E 01:57, February 13, 2012 (UTC)
If it qualifies for that app, it kinda counts as Trivia, does it not? --Hoogathy 02:08, February 13, 2012 (UTC)

Cloti/Cleris Edit

"Regardless, the notion of having two concurrent heroines and the protagonist torn between them was something Kitase liked, describing it as something new not present in past Final Fantasy games." Confirmation from Wikipedia which cites the Ultimania, hopefully this'll resolve the edit war. Though I think Yuan already did that. Cat: meowhunt 02:15, May 22, 2012 (UTC)

And if we're going to start subjecting the articles to our own interpretations, especially when it concerns the LTD, we need to stop referring to Cloud and Tifa as childhood friends, since by their own admission they didn't know each other that well. But if we're just going to base articles on personal interpretation then we should put a big banner on our main page reading "We're talking out of our asses". Doreiku Kuroofangu 02:18, May 22, 2012 (UTC)

Naw. Lots of other wikis get away with it, why shouldn't we? (NOTE: This is a joke, please don't take seriously, I don't like nonsense being added to articles either)C A T U S E 04:45, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

ACC Edit

"Aerith is no longer seen on the field in the ending in Advent Children Complete during Cloud riding his motorcycle during the credits." - can someone verify if this is true or not? Doreiku Kuroofangu 15:10, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

Aeris has been cut from the Complete ending, at least in the Japanese version of the film I have seen.Keltainentoukokuu 15:14, June 8, 2012 (UTC)
Trivia 

Cloud and Aerith both show up in Parasite Eve I and II. Why is someone deleting this? It's pretty cool trivia.

Tot111 15:42, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

PC Name Edit

According to the website, she's Aerith. Unless we want to wait for it to actually be released, the PC re-release will be the most recent version of the original game, which would mean, in accordance with our naming policy, Aeris would become Aerith the wiki-over. Anyone have thoughts on this? Doreiku Kuroofangu 20:18, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

We should wait to be certain (I don't want to be eaten alive by fanboys/fangirls!) and then probably post a forum topic so that people know about the change. But yeah, finally we can come to a conclusion about this, and not have Aeris on some pages and Aerith on others. Blah. C A T U S E 20:26, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, you are right, it would be the most recent translation.
Yes, you are right, it hasn't been released yet.
For all we know that's just what they wrote on the website and they're just going to put out the old version without any changes, regardless of what they put on the website. 79.69.221.245 20:28, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
Wouldn't be the first time they cocked it up. I hope they'll use Aerith though, for wiki-consistency.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 23:56, July 16, 2012 (UTC)

Nickname (Japanese Version) Edit

I'm don't know if this information is worthwhile, but Aerith's nickname in Japanese is "Ohana no Onee-chan" (お花のお姉ちゃん). I'm a bit of an otaku, so sorry if any is getting tired of posts like these. --Dethklok91 (talk) 05:38, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

We are a wiki on the English versions of the games, so trivia regarding the Japanese language is only mentioned if notable in same form regarding the English version, such as mistraslations, Etymology, or language-based puns. Likeacupcake 07:27, October 11, 2012 (UTC)
Really? Fairly sure we mention this kind of thing all the time. Things lost in translation from Japanese to English. For example, from Rinoa: "One development point that did not make the Japanese-to-English translation was Rinoa's habit of forming cutesy words (much like Selphie). One such word was oHARO~ ("ohayo" (good morning) and "HELLO" put together). " 79.69.199.226 21:02, October 11, 2012 (UTC)
There's also something like that mentioned with FFXIII where Serah calls Lightning "big sister" in the Japanese but just "Lightning" in English. I think Aeris's nickname could be mentioned in the name section since she has one, but it should have context on who calls her that and why.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 22:38, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

A bandEdit

So when I scroll down new elec-dance releases, I will very regularly see artists whose name is a reference to something in popular culture.

And recently I found one called "Aeris". This is significant since the vocalist on the track was Jess Morgan, and it was remixed by Re:Locate and Robert Nickson.[1] And it turns out that the aforementioned two remixes are the two people who make up the music act, "Aeris". Don't know those people? Well if you are invested enough in the modern trance scene you probably know who they are, even if Wikipedia says none of them are notable enough.

Of course, nothing connects FFVII Aeris with this artist. Although TBH, I've never heard "Aeris" used anywhere other than FFVII??? Eh, just something I thought was interesting. 79.69.204.230 00:36, October 30, 2012 (UTC)

Name change when using cheats Edit

I may have mentioned this before, but I do very strongly remember that as a child, playing Final Fantasy VII, I had previously used an Exploder cheat disc and put cheats for the game into it, including the Revive Aeris cheat. Upon activating the cheat, her ingame name became Aerith. So somewhere down the line, the name Aerith must have been floating around before they decided Aeris was the actual spelling- which it wasn't, I suppose. But I think it's probably worth a mention on the article. Discuss? Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle 12:02, March 7, 2013 (UTC)

Aeris's "default name" in the game is Aerith, but the name entered into the "name this character" field when that screen pops up is "Aeris". If you put Aeris in your party without the select name screen ever showing for her, she is Aerith. I think it is already in the article tho.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 13:36, March 7, 2013 (UTC)
I did have a look, couldn't see anything, but yeah, Some Color Mage said pretty much the same thing. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle 13:46, March 7, 2013 (UTC)
The first section of the page. The one entitled "Name". The one you made this edit to, making it clear you understood what was said. 92.28.179.2 18:22, March 7, 2013 (UTC)

Piret Gainsborough Edit

Is there a twin blonde version of Aerith in this game?

https://www.facebook.com/gainsborough.piret
https://www.facebook.com/PiretRhapsodosGainsboroughOfficial
https://piretgainsborough.tumblr.com/

This person says there is. :/ --Chris (talk) 16:01, October 29, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but with all respect to you, I must say there there is no such person as 'Piret Gainsborough' in Final Fantasy VII universe. In my opinion, it's just an OC (short for 'Original Character').—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 15:58, October 29, 2013 (UTC)
I tried telling her, but she refuses to listen...
--Chris (talk) 16:01, October 29, 2013 (UTC)
Really, it's alright for people to create 'Original Characters' for already existing universes, including Final Fantasy VII one. The actual 'problem' starts where that person says that his/her character appears officially in the universe which is false and creates misinformation among the fans.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) ∙ 16:10, October 29, 2013 (UTC)
That's what I mean. Her Tumblr as well as her Fan Page(s) are lying to everyone, and they eat it up. They say she's officially in the games. Lookit the Tumblr link. :O I'm not against OCs, just against Falsehoods and Lies. She doesn't like it when people correct her, and point out the many flaws in her 'idea'.
--Chris (talk) 06:16, October 30, 2013 (UTC)

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Story section headers Edit

This one is painful. I'm trying to retitle the section headers under Story so that they are based on events and not releases, due to overlapping storylines and such and as per what I'm doing with other FFVII characters. However, I can't think of any real section headers that aren't spoilerific. "Death", "Post-Death" and such are way too spoilerish. My concern is that the Table of Contents is not wrapped in spoiler tags and is easy for anyone to see before scrolling down the page at all. Any thoughts?--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 11:46, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

That's a difficult one if you don't want to go for spoilers...however, people who search for Aeris will find that the Aeris' Death article is the third one that appears in the dropdown, so honestly, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle 12:06, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
Maybe you could phrase it like an euphemism of returning to the planet.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 16:21, December 2, 2014 (UTC)
I don't think Aeris's death is too big a spoiler. That being said, if it's really bothering you, you could split it into sections like Pre, during, and post party, which does spoil that she leaves the party, but nothing else. That's my two cents. Jimcloud 18:59, December 5, 2014 (UTC)