Sephiroth, an analysisSephiroth.Sephiroth, an analysis5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Once he'd been a hero. Parents would tell their children stories of him, as if he were a legend larger than life. He was a General who commanded not only SOLDIER, but could also take command of the Shinra Army when it was deemed fit. People wanted to be like him, people joined Shinra just for the slim chance of meeting him.
But then things changed. First his friend and fellow First Class Genesis defected, and then his other friend and fellow Angeal followed. To the outside world Sephiroth seemed cold to it and even within Shinra he was seen as a spoiled brat, but inside the stoic man was breaking. The invisible cracks were revealed only years later when he was sent to Nibelheim with Zack Fair and a few Infantrymen to investigate a reactor malfunction. The orders themselves seemed strange. Why send a SOLDIER to do a technicians work, let alone two? The truth was known only to President Shinra, for Professor Hojo had formulated those orders. His grand experiment was to be give