Final Fantasy VII
by Alan Danzis
Spoiler: Wait, So I Leveled Up Aerith Only to Watch Her Die?!
Platform: PlayStation, Windows PC
Most people are going to say this twist should be #1—and many of them might be right. Losing a character in RPG isn’t new. But Final Fantasy VII built up the entire character of Aerith, allowing you to go on a perfect date with her (assuming you weren’t an ass and wound up with Tifa or even Barrett).
This was all with good reason, considering Sephiroth jumped down and stabbed her in the back. It was such a shocking moment that you probably didn’t even believe it. Many gamers obsessed over with trying to bring her back alive since they had spent so many hours leveling her up. And sure enough, some claim to have even done it, while others refuse to give up.