FF7 Script - 9 - In the Name of the Son

Script, continued

Cait Sith
         "This way, Cloud!"

(He bounds up the stairs and motions for them to follow. They do so. They continue to climb the stairs, ascending a huge metal tower. At the top is a large instrument panel. Hojo is feverishly pressing buttons and flipping switches.)

Cloud
         "Hojo! Stop right there!!"

(Hojo does not turn to face them. He merely continues his work.)

Hojo
         "Oh... the failure."

Cloud
         "At least remember my name! It's Cloud!"

(Hojo stops working but still does not turn)

Hojo
         "Every time I see you, I..."
         "It pains me that I had so little scientific sense..."

(He resumes.)

Hojo
         "I evaluated you as a failed project."
         "But, you are the only one that succeeded as a Sephiroth-clone."
         "Heh, heh, heh......... I'm even beginning to hate myself."

Cloud
         "None of that matters... just stop this nonsense!"

Hojo
         "...nonsense?"
         "Oh, this?"

(He finally turns to look at Cloud.)

Hojo
         "Ha, ha, ha..."
         "Sephiroth seems to be counting on the energy."
         "So I'm going to lend him a hand."

Cloud
         "Why!? Why do that!?"

Hojo
         "Quit asking me why, you moron."

(He walks up to look Cloud in the eye.)

Hojo
         "Hmm... actually, you might be cut out to be a scientist."

(He turns back to the panel.)

Hojo
         "Energy level is at...... 83%. It's taking too long."

(He resumes his button-pressing.)

Hojo
         "My son is in need of power and help. ...That's the only reason."

Cloud
         "...your son?"

Hojo
         "Ha, ha, ha... Although he doesn't know."

(He begins to laugh so hard he has to stop working.)

Hojo
         "Ha, ha, ha... HA, HA, HA...!!"
         "What will Sephiroth think when he finds out that I'm his father?"
         "Always looking down on me like that."
         "HA, HA, HA...!!"

Cloud
         "Sephiroth is your son!?"

(Hojo resumes his work once more.)

Hojo
         "Ha, ha, ha..."
         "I offered the woman with my child to Professor Gast's Jenova Project."
         "When Sephiroth was still in the womb, we took the cells of Jenova..."
         "HA, HA, HA!!"

Cloud
         "I can't believe you're the one who did this..."
         "The illusionary crime against Sephiroth..."

(Hojo stops and calmly turns to face Cloud. They stare at each other for a long moment, then Hojo begins to laugh.)

Hojo
         "Heee, hee, hee, hee! No, you're wrong!"
         "It's my desire as a scientist! Heee, hee, hee, hee!"

(He stops abruptly)

Hojo
         "I... was defeated by my desire to become a scientist."
         "I lost the last time as well."

(He begins to gleefully dance about.)

Hojo
         "I've injected Jenova's cells into my own body!"
         "Heee, hee, hee!"
         "Here are......"
         "Heee, hee, hee!"
         "...my results!!"


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(Boss battle with Hojo. He undergoes three transformations during the battle, each more deformed than the last, as Jenova's cells take effect.)

Cloud
         "......"

(Cid sighs.)

Cid
         "%$#&$*&^%^"

Tifa
         "I can't believe Sephiroth is Hojo's son..."

(The sound of the wind and rain continues as the scene fades to black.)
 
 

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