When you start off the game you begin playing as Cloud. He is a Soldier member for the Shinra company. The Shinra company is an energy company that has ties to the corrupt government that controls the world through the power created at their Mako reactor power plants. Mako is a substance that is pumped and refined from the Earth to power all of the cities. Sounds a lot like oil doesn't it? In the game they build these reactors everywhere with no regard for the people that live around them, because of the way they refine the mako into energy, they are very dangerous and even release what looks like harmful emissions. Cloud is a Soldier first class for the Shinra company. He wields powers unlike that of any other human. Every soldier has been genetically modified, and infused with mako energy. This changes the color of all of their eyes to a light blue color. This shows that they have had exposure to the mako energy. Once they have been altered by the mako energy they are given powers that allow them to harness the powers of Materia. Most materia stones are infused with mako energy that are found throughout the Earth that allow people that have them to perform magical spells and abilities. Do you think any of the power companies today could be performing genetic experiments on humans? We already know that BP has genetically altered bacteria so that it can degrade oil from their huge oil spill, but do you think humans are being altered to be better "soldiers"? It is very possible. Why are we still so dependent on oil? Sure the answer is obvious we need massive amounts of energy to survive comfortably, but maybe there is another reason? What do we really know about what oil is? Scientists to this day are learning more and more about the mysterious fossil fuel. Our rations are limited also, just as in the game mako sources are depleting.
Mako is part of the lifestream. The lifestream, as described by the game, is where all spirits go when they die to be reborn again, and to feed the planet the information that has been collected by the soul while being here on Earth. This is all a very strange take on what oil could very possibly be, and it seems like it correlates with reality somewhat. This brings me to the next part of the story.
Although Cloud is the hero of the story, Sephiroth would be considered his nemesis. Sephiroth IS the most powerful of the soldier group, and he has one major difference, he was not created using the power of mako energy. He was created with another source of energy, a huge meteor that fell from the sky. The Shinra company upon researching this meteor, found something called Jenova. Jenova appears to be an alien of some sort that has traveled using the calamity that fell from the sky. This is how Sephiroth was created, instead of being a standard soldier created from mako energy, he was created using Jenova's cells. His eyes instead of being blue, are a bright green. He wields the most power in the soldier group, and the power absolutely corrupts his mind. He turns his back on Shinra, and promises to take back the Earth from the Shinra company, and for his mother Jenova. The Sephirot or Sephiroth in Hebrew are the 10 attributes or emanations in the Kabbalah, that transform your being into a higher realm of consciousness. This is all very strange, and leads me to believe that the game's creators could believe that the Kabbalah was derived, or even created by extra terrestrial beings. The use of the name Sephiroth "the one winged angel", or "fallen angel" as shown above, is very mysterious in itself. What could all of this mean? I believe that the popularity of this game has to do a lot with how true it holds to our actual reality. Final Fantasy history shows that the story lines of every game, has never been so close to actual reality. Could this be our not so distant future? I believe that these games are very well written, but when they are so well written you can make connections in the real world, then you could have a secret society like group of people that understand the subtle clues that are in the game to tell the grand story of creation, and to keep insider secrets. This is not the first game to show such agendas, and believe me it won't be the last.
Here are some interesting Final Fantasy 7 videos...
Sephiroth's Meteor Spell he uses in the final battle...Could this be comet Elenin that could destroy Earth in real life?
Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core game for the PSP - Shows just how powerful Sephiroth really is...
From the movie: Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children - Final battle between Cloud and Sephiroth
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**UPDATE FOR GAMEFAQS FORUM THREAD**
I wanted to post a response to a forum thread that was created about this article. The link to this article is here...
I just want to point out most of the stuff I have mentioned in this article must not be taken with a "grain of salt". This is a story, a story of epic proportions. In order to have an epic video game, especially a video game called by most "The Greatest Video Game of All Time", you must have an epic story. Where does this epic story come from? I mentioned the Illuminati to grab people's attention, but as I said in the VERY FIRST paragraph of this article, what we are really talking about is a secret society. A secret society without names that runs billion dollar companies that will always be successful with their pawns and sub-companies that run them, that is of course, until they don't want them successful anymore. I am flattered that they have mentioned me on gamefaqs.com. I just wish the gamers there would have a little more brain power. They quickly jump to the "Illuminati" being a rumor. Like I said, the Illuminati stuff should have been squashed in the first paragraph, but let us continue. They are also quick to mention the comments from my followers on this site. Really? Who the hell are you to be judging people, and what they believe. What do catholics call it? Sacrilegious? People need to do some serious research. Whether or not you believe a group called "The Illuminati" (dramatized of course) runs our planet is irrelevant, it is a well known and PROVEN FACT that a select few groups/companies/organizations actually do run our planet. The Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, The Bilderberg group, The United Nations, etc, etc. Its all in the paper work. Don't be naive. Read. It helps. Freedom of information act anyone? I can't believe they even go as far as to mention the Cold War. The Cold War was started by a rumor! How ironic. These people really need to get over themselves. You can call my points theory, and continue with pointless name calling. This game is in fact related to a grand story. Probably one that is told to every Freemason in the world. One story you still have yet to unravel.
Here are some great comments that I found interesting on that thread:
YonKitoTaoshibe, Posted 11/14/2011 7:42:47 AM
Personally, I didn't really think that FFVII had much to do with the illuminati. I thought it was more about 'Gaia theory'. Gaia theory is a form of agnosticism that considers the earth a body of which every living organism is a cell. It explains such things as global warming as the earth natural reaction to a negative stimuli.
LegendofLegaia, Posted 11/15/2011 2:31:48 AM
Why are we still so dependent on oil?
Because we need the electricity to play Final Fantasy VII, of course.
Speaking of which, am I the only one who thinks that it's a bit hypocritical when any video game, cartoon, etc. pulls some "save the environment" bull****? I mean, it doesn't ruin a game for me (after all, Mother 3 and Legend of Legaia are some of my favorite RPGs and they had the same kind of message), but it's kind of annoying to get an environmental message from a video game that essentially wastes electricity for the sake of entertainment.
It's like the way I can't stand Captain Planet because of all of the trees that show probably killed (it's a cartoon), yet it insists that you should start treating the planet better.
AirBorn Coffe Table,Posted 11/16/2011 2:00:29 PM
Hey! Hey! Oil is a lot like Mako. Our government does mean things for oil.
This government group makes super soldiers. Is our government making super soldiers?
The lifestream is...a...related to oil, in the sene that dead stuff makes oil.
Sepiroth was made from the cells of an alein. Hmm.
And don't you think Sepiroth's summon, "Super Nova", is alot like a come that could actually hit us?
Do you think the Phoenix represents the dying US?
That article says nothing about anything, other than the guy is into FF7 and Conspiracy theories.
Final Fantasy 7: The Illuminati Manifesto&