The problem with JRPG villains (and villainesses) is that their motivation often just boils down to destructive nihilism, which is a cop out coughSEPHIROTHcough. It’s almost too easy. But the irony of creating a destructive being named “Mother” isn’t lost on us. Yes, she gave birth to a demon race, blah blah blah. But we never really get to KNOW her, because, well, take a look at her. We didn’t really want to.