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Genesis Rhapsodos Respect Thread

The world needs a new hero!
The world needs a new hero!

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I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

OTWTAS: The Case of Yuffie

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Tifa Lockhart Profile p042-047
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Yuffie Kisaragi Profile p064-067

Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Limit Breaks

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

Here and here, having your anger pushed to the limit, you can unleash unimaginable power as a Limit Break. Lower Limit Breaks have less power, but can be used more frequently. Higher Limit Breaks have more power, but can be used less frequently.

Purgatorial Wave (Genesis Avatar)

Apocalypse

Black Flurry

Summons

Summoned Beasts

Beings which are called forth from summon materia, many of which outwardly resemble monsters. As seen in the original game of FFVII, many of the summon beasts draw their targets into their own unique space in order to attack. However, Advent Children’s Bahamut Tremor, was a special summon beast who attacked while interacting with the real world.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
"Zack Fair: What? Wait... That's a Bahamut Fury!!! You took that from me!? No-no-no! Trust me, you don't want that! Give it back!... Narration: The Materia was sent back to Zack several days later. Its value was most likely lost on Yuffie, being more than she could handle."
"Subdue these legendary creatures to claim their materia."

Ifrit

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."

Here, Ifrit's "Hellfire".

Here, upon summons, Ifrit drags Zack Fair into its own dimension.

Bahamut

"A legendary summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet. According to oral tradition, there are many Bahamuts, each with their own powers and forms."
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients...
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients..."

Here, Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

Here, upon summons, Bahamut drags Zack Fair into its own dimension.

Bahamut Fury

Here, Bahamut Fury's "Exa Flare".

Here, Angeal Hewley leaves Bahamut Fury to Zack Fair, opting to fight the Degrading Genesis Rhapsodos. The implication being that Genesis is the greater threat even degraded. Also, upon summons, Bahamut Fury drags Zack Fair into its own dimension.

Combat Ability

A SOLDIER 1st Class who possesses combat abilities that rank equal to Sephiroth’s

Crisis Core Ultimania: Genesis Profile

Q7-1: In DC’s G Reports, it says that “G”, one of the ‘two taboos’, bears an epithet signifying ‘unique’. What does this mean?

A7-1:The ‘two taboos’ refers to Sephiroth and Genesis. In comparison to Sephiroth, the strongest and worst SOLDIER who tried to seize the life of the planet, Genesis was considered a unique SOLDIER who sealed himself away to protect the planet.

Crisis Core Ultimania Scenario Q&A

vs Zack Fair (Post-Modeoheim; Genesis Avatar)

Here, the beginning. Here, the ending.

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos absorbs the "Red Globe".

A huge red globe held within the bows of a giant tree growing in the Banora underground were light breaks through the cave ceiling. Genesis unexpectedly found this type of materia, and during his “reproduction of LOVELESS” he established that it was “The Gift of the Goddess”. It’s environment is engulfed with the Lifestream, and the power it grants to Genesis can be seen, but the fine details of this process are unknown.

Crisis Core Complete Guide: The Red Globe p275

In Scene10-04 Genesis refers to the Divine Protection of the Planet, meaning the Planet’s Energy AKA the Lifestream. Genesis absorbed some Lifestream into his body, and in that way received the Divine Protection of the Planet, furthering his belief that he represents the hero of Loveless.

Crisis Core Complete Guide: The Divine Protection of the Planet p294

It is also worth considering the sheer size of the Red Globe compared to Huge Materia.

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What has Huge Materia accomplished again?

"There are generations of knowledge and wisdom inside the Materia. We're going to borrow their powers and save the Planet from Sephiroth. There's no way we can lose the Huge Materia."

Here, Shinra plans to deal with Meteor by blasting it out of the sky by detonating it with Huge Materia (a single Huge Materia houses 330 times more energy than normal Materia). Here, when normal Materia gets near Huge Materia some kind of reaction should occur. Here, Materia as rare as Huge Materia is sure to have a special consciousness enclosed in it. Here, Summons as powerful as Bahamut Zero are born from the power of the Blue Huge Materia.

Here and here, we see the efforts of what 0 to 4 Huge Materia can accomplish against Meteor (it accomplished little towards their goal, albeit causing it significant damage to the Meteor's surface).

Here, the Mako Cannon in Junon powered by Huge Materia took the head off the Sapphire WEAPON.

On huge pillars, constructed almost overnight in Sector Eight, sat a dangerous looking weapon, a cannon hastily flown in from Junon. Scarlet, Head of the Department for weapons research, was responsible for overseeing the development of this super weapon, naming it “Sister Ray”, which seemed like a funny name, considering this weapon was their last defense against Sephiroth. Sister Ray was connected to all of the Mako reactors surrounding Midgar by a pipeline system, and the power was further amplified by means of a Huge Materia.

OTWTAS: Episode Shinra

Here, Rufus Shinra plans to destroy Sephiroth with the Sister Ray and moved it to Midgar to do so as it was useless in Junon without its Huge Materia. Here, the Sister Ray fires Mako powered shells.

Here, the Sistser Ray begins to charge itself to fire on the Diamond WEAPON and Sephiroth's barrier.

Now, let's compare its performance vs the pair, shall we?

Here, the Sister Ray punches through the Diamond WEAPON with little resistance or loss of momentum. It continues its flight towards its main target at the Northern Crater.

Here, Sephiroth's barrier manages to hold off the Sister Ray's firepower for several seconds before succumbing to the full impact. The Sister Ray's momentum is entirely depleted by the effort and travels no further.

vs Zack Fair (Post-Modeoheim; Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, the beginning. Here, the ending.

Magic

Here, magic is performed by tapping into the knowledge and wisdom of the Ancients held within Materia. Anyone with this knowledge can freely use the powers of the land and the Planet.

Fir/e/a/aga

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos destroys a large section of Hojo's lab with his "Fir/e/a/aga".

vs Sephiroth (Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos casts Firaga, Sephiroth swats a few out of the sky before they overwhelm him and begin to combine into a larger mass of fire.

vs Angeal Hewley (Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Angeal Hewley prevents Genesis Rhapsodos from completing his Firaga assault on Sephiroth and Angeal Hewley endures Genesis Rhapsodos' Firaga.

vs Zack Fair (Post-Modeoheim; Degraded Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Zack Fair endures Degraded Genesis' "Fir/e/a/aga". Sephiroth blocks it with his "Barrier".

vs Tseng (Degraded Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Tseng endures Genesis' Fir/e/a/aga.

Thund/er/ara/aga

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos’ "Thund/er/ara/aga" and magically enhanced sword shatter Angeal Hewley’s blade and the shrapnel from it cuts into Genesis Rhapsodos’ shoulder.

Strength and Speed

On account his strength and speed feats are one and the same, largely just keeping up with characters that have their own, the sections are consolidated into one.

vs Sephiroth (Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Sephiroth parries and blocks numerous strikes from Angeal Hewley and Genesis Rhapsodos.

Here, Sephiroth engages in a blade lock with both Angeal Hewley and Genesis Rhapsodos before overcoming them both.

Here, Sephiroth and Genesis Rhapsodos exchange blows before blade locking, both disengage as Angeal Hewley jumps in to attack Sephiroth.

Here, Sephiroth bats Genesis Rhapsodos’ jumping attack away, trades blows with Angeal Hewley, and overcomes Angeal Hewley in a blade lock.

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos imbues his sword with magical power and begins clashing evenly with Sephiroth. The ensuing blade lock damages the Mako Cannon beneath their feet. Sephiroth manages to push Genesis Rhapsodos backwards.

Here, Sephiroth and Genesis Rhapsodos continue to block and parry each others blows before engaging in another blade lock. Sephiroth pushes Genesis Rhapsodos back out of the blade lock, Genesis Rhapsodos blocks Sephiroth’s next strike.

Here, Sephiroth sends Genesis Rhapsodos hundreds of meters into the air (though Genesis Rhapsodos did block Sephiroth’s attack). Sephiroth jumps after Genesis Rhapsodos and continues their exchange of blows.

Here, Sephiroth overpowers Genesis Rhapsodos’ Firaga assault with Blade Beam. Genesis Rhapsodos endures the first Blade Beam. Genesis Rhapsodos' strikes are able to match Sephiroth’s subsequent Blade Beams. Sephiroth’s Blade Beams slice through the Mako Cannon.

Here, Sephiroth slices up large swathes of the Mako Cannon as he reengages with Genesis Rhapsodos.

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos further empowers his sword with magical energy, Genesis Rhapsodos and Sephiroth clash and crater a large section of steel on the Mako Cannon as their blade lock ends relatively evenly (slight advantage Sephiroth).

vs Angeal Hewley (Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Angeal Hewley rushes in between and blocks both Sephiroth and Genesis Rhapsodos’ final clash.

vs Angeal Hewley (Degraded Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos and Angeal Hewley clash before flying off.

vs Zack Fair (Post-Banora; Degraded Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Zack Fair blade locks with a degrading Genesis Rhapsodes.

Here, degrading Genesis Rhapsodos manages to break free of Zack Fair’s blade lock.

Here, Zack Fair and degrading Genesis Rhapsodos trade blows and grapple fairly evenly.

Here, Zack Fair and degrading Genesis Rhapsodos trade blows, degrading Genesis Rhapsodos has a slight edge, Zack Fair is kept on the defensive.

Here, Zack Fair and degrading Genesis Rhapsodos briefly grapple, Zack Fair headbutts degrading Genesis Rhapsodos, and they trade and dodge some blows before degrading Genesis Rhapsodos retreats and charges at Zack Fair.

vs Zack Fair (Post-Modeoheim; Degraded Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Degraded Genesis kicks a weakened (here, here, and here) Zack Fair to little effect.

Durability

vs Zack Fair (Post-Modeoheim; Genesis Avatar)

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos is able to endure the process of absorbing the power of the Red Globe.

Here, Genesis Avatar reverts to Genesis Rhapsodos after enduring a beating from Zack Fair.

vs Zack Fair (Post-Modeoheim; Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos endures the full force of Zack Fair's final slash.

vs Sephiroth (Prime Genesis Rhapsodos)

Here, Sephiroth overpowers Genesis Rhapsodos’ Firaga assault with Blade Beam. Genesis Rhapsodos endures the first Blade Beam. Genesis Rhapsodos' strikes are able to match Sephiroth’s subsequent Blade Beams. Sephiroth’s Blade Beams slice through the Mako Cannon.

Here, Sephiroth slices up large swathes of the Mako Cannon as he reengages with Genesis Rhapsodos.

vs Genesis Rhapsodos (Prime)

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos’ "Thund/er/ara/aga" and magically enhanced sword shatter Angeal Hewley’s blade and the shrapnel from it cuts into Genesis Rhapsodos’ shoulder.

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