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In Final Fantasy VII is there any way to save Aeris?

I heard once you could bring her back to life.

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@Davide Spoiler in title, please reformulate the question to avoid reveal Aeris story –  Drake Jul 12 '10 at 11:55
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@marco I hope that is sarcastic. The only thing that is even more common knowledge among gamers is the cake being a lie. Besides, a spoiler for a game which is from 1997? –  Macha Jul 12 '10 at 23:22
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Spoilers should be kept sacred. xkcd.com/606 I'm that guy, but farther behind. –  JamesGecko Jul 13 '10 at 3:18
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@macha I am not sarcastic, spoiler rules should be general and not released-year dependent –  Drake Jul 13 '10 at 8:03
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a dumb rumor. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Jul 6 '13 at 3:01
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No. You can cheat with things like the game genie, but she cannot be "legally" brought back.

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It is possibly to prevent her death; don't progress in the main storyline far enough to cause her to die. This will prevent you from completing the main story, but you will have saved her life! Is finishing the game really worth Aeris' life?

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Technically Nick is right ! –  BlueTrin Apr 19 '13 at 9:08
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Normaly Nope. (makes it more impactful!)

There was a rumor I read that there was going to be a way to resurect Aris, but due to time restraints for the Japan launch this was taken out. And aparently there are a few dead end dialogues and mini side quests around that don't lead to anything but where for the purpose of this.

The USA version has an extra FMV and other bits added in that they didn't have time for in the Jap version, however it's all minor and If the rumor of time was the reason she couldn't be brought back to life then this is a good thing as it add's a great level of emotion to the game.

  • Each FF game someone major normaly dies.. sob.
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i don't remember anyone major dying in ff8... –  z - Apr 19 '13 at 12:02
    
@spartacus The FF series itself is what died in FF8. –  Fambida Jul 6 '13 at 18:23
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Here you can watch a really well made video from the pop-fiction gaming series about this myth. It is not possible without cheating

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No, but you can see her again. On disc three, revisit the church in Midgar in the Sector 5 slums. A silhouette of Aeris (or her "ghost" as some fans will say) will appear near the flower patch for a brief moment.

Aside from that, only cheats (gameshark, etc.) can get her back to your party.

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