You hated your father
and merged with your mother.
Here’s the second character in my Final Fantasy Villains Series – Sephiroth.
The focus of this series was to depict the FF villains not as demigods destroying the world, but to be sympathetic to their human failings. Their flaws are present in all of us, I think, and it’s poignant to remember that we’re all villains in our own way too.
Sephiroth’s story has close parallels with Oedipus. They both unknowingly operate under mistaken identities, unaware of their true parentage. Because of that, I wanted to highlight Sephiroth’s strange relationship with his mother.
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