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The death of Aeris -- or is it Aerith these days? -- in Final Fantasy VII is one of the most memorable moments in gaming history. Fanboys shed a tear once Sephiroth's Masamune sword impaled the lowly flower girl. Throughout the years, artists have applied their personal touch to Aerith's shocking goodbye. Below is a collection of this artwork. After viewing this gallery, check out the artists' personal pages for more amazing pieces.
Warning: Many of these images are graphic and are rated "M" for Mature. Proceed at your own risk.
Painting by Deviant Artist RussianTsarina
Artwork by Deviant Artist NeverDiexArtwork by Deviant Artist JohnnyBuddahFist
Painting by Deviant Artist DestinyFall
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Haha only a few of these were any good. The clay one (that is clay right?) is pretty funny.
Fringing crazy fanboys!
Most of these are more funny than actually good.
This is so sad....
Most of these are awful. The play-Doh one is hilarious though.
I didn't really like any of them. I feel like the ones that are "funny" cheapen the gravity of the sacrifice she made for her world. And the ones that aren't trying to be funny don't do justice to the beauty and the tragedy of that moment.
Did that cosplayer sacrifice herself for the sake of capturing that iconic image? I mean Sephiroth is building up some dangerous momentum in midair there...
am i the only one who saw this death scene and went "meh"? though that might have to do with the fact that FF had lost it's appeal to me by this point
A few of these looked awesome, but the last one, the clay figurines, and the live people just looked weird and didn't fit with everything else.
That last one is pure gold.
I, for one, was glad to be rid of her.
the cosplay is photoshop cuze you can cleary see that the swords shadow is shorter than the sword itself
I saw a few funny ones and several disturbing ones. A couple were really good though.
*tear* I'm not crying because it's sad. I'm crying because I am laughing so hard
The first one was the best for it showed the love and passion yet the sadness of our lovely companion falling to her death. Good by Aeris, we still do miss you.
I never saw it as sad but simply furthering the story.
The last one doesn't make sense. Why the somber look Sephiroth? That look should only be made if Cloud and Sephiroth are gonna make out, not while killing Aeris. Oh Deviant art, how you disappoint me sometimes.
The second and fourth pic are actually really good, especially the second. The fourth one is sort of disturbing too...
Hahaha. How funny.