This is my entry in the Fanfic Contest “Through Darker Eyes.”
It’s short, but not too bad considering I learned about the contest a day before the deadline, yes? XD This is set after the first time the player fights Genesis in Modeoheim, when the extent of his degradation is revealed.
Anyhow, I think this was a really brilliant idea for a contest! The theme was very interesting and it’s really cool to see DA doing contests for writers.
I picked Genesis Rhapsodos from Final Fantasy VII, the antagonist of Crisis Core. I figured he would be a fitting candidate, since his roll as ‘enemy’ is only because the ‘hero’ is working for Shin-Ra.
If the game was told from the same point of view as FFVII, as Cloud Strife is against Shin-Ra, then the view of who is the ‘enemy’ and who is the ‘hero’ would be in reverse. It’s a fitting example for the theme of this contest, since Genesis was very conflicted about the lack of difference between enemies and allies, monsters and heroes.
He’s also my favorite antagonist, so it was an easy pick.
Thank you for reading! I’m happy to have been able to participate in this contest!
Genesis Rhapsodos, Final Fantasy, and everything else in this fic is © to Square Enix.