Perusing the internet for more knowledge on Final Fantasy VII, I came across a topic by ChipNoir. It’s a fan theory and a new interpretation of Jenova. She’s the “Calamity from the Skies” simply because she came from space. But the phrase also refers to the Meteor. It may be the will of Jenova, who’s influencing Sephiroth, to summon Meteor and destroy the Planet.
But what if Jenova rode a meteor to Gaia? This is what ChipNoir theorizes:
Something just occurred to me. I’m gonna write it here because I’m not sure there’s enough here to justify an editorial, but it just might. I wanna get some opinions first on the idea.
What if JENOVA arrived on Gaia riding Meteor? We know very little about her, except that she arrived sometime before 2000 years in the past, and whatever means of transportation she had made a really damned big hole in the Knowlspoll. What if Meteor itself isn’t just the means of destruction, but also the fact that it carries a JENOVA creature to ensure complete annihilation of life.
According to the planet’s own rules, the Lifestream can heal the planet, and continue the cycle of life. Meteor could possibly smash through to the core, but it still sounds like a planet’s lifestream could negate this, and indeed does. HOWEVER, we also know via EU material that JENOVA cells contaminate lifestream. It’s what’s allowed Sephiroth to return twice, and keeps other souls from being reintigrated into the lifestream. An infected soul like Hojo and Sephiroth can never return, ultimately weakening the power of the lifestream. So if a JENOVA is able to infect enough people, Meteor can do it’s job unimpeded.
Perhaps the Black Materia has been a JENOVA device all. A culture gets a hold of it, and in their ignorance, use it to pull a world cleansing apocalypses, and believing it can still be stopped. Only with JENOVA, it intends to finish the job, converting the entire planet to match her own lifeforce wavelength. It becomes a breeding ground for her kind to populate, and then this reduced husk of a planet becomes the next Meteor, just as Sephiroth said he would do with Gaia in AC. A new Black Materia finds a home in another world, and the cycle repeats.
So all along Sephiroth has just been fulfilling JENOVA’s imperative desire to complete Meteor, and her life cycle as an interplanetary parasite.
From what I gathered about ChipNoir’s theory: Meteor transported Jenova to Gaia yet the Lifestream stopped it. Jenova somehow survived, yet wants to travel the galaxies on yet another meteor. One user, Mled, rebutted this claim:
It is stated that Meteor will destroy the planet, so it could not have been the means of transportation for JENOVA or there would be no planet to play the game in.
Also, it wasn’t the Lifestream that stopped Meteor, it was Aeris controlling the Lifestream.
You also make the mistake of using stuff from the compilation to justify your concepts, since those were created later and did not exist in the original game.
You didn’t even understand the original game.
Harsh assessment. However, Mled is correct. ChipNoir has an interesting theory, but a few minor details out of place. It only raises the question, why is Jenova, a symbiotic host, summoning a Meteor to destroy the Planet? Why would it need to do so? This is why ChipNoir’s theory could make sense. Maybe it isn’t looking for a means of destruction. If Jenova is simply looking for a ride, certainly it would look for another Meteor. It would imply this is how she got to Planets the last time.
However, there’s no evidence of this. This weird quirk of Jenova makes her even more mysterious. What do you think?