I’m a zoomer who just beat the original the other day, I absolutely agree. Like the core of his arc is overcoming his anxieties and realizing he’s good enough. I love how he [spoiler:lit]was still able to kill Sephiroth and save Tifa as a normal marine, like without any SOLDIER/mako/Jenova enhancements but STILL felt horrible about never making it into SOLDIER.[/spoiler:lit] It just made him feel so real and relatable, he overlooks his own achievements and sees himself as worthless, because of some deeply rooted anxieties along with wanting to impress Tifa.
/blog, sorry i had to gush abt that, like i wasn’t expecting FF7 to resonate with me this hard