Australia,January 16, 2007 - It seems that flavour of the week right now is covering videogame-related injuries, deaths and misdemeanours. Now, according to a translated report by Expatica, two 15 year old teenagers in Germany have been arrested for murder.
Although not mentioned in the initial translation, it has now been revealed that the two teens used the aliases 'Sepheroth' and 'Reno' - taken from the iconic Final Fantasy VII characters. They allegedly stabbed a couple to death in their home. They were arrested after kidnapping a female friend and holding her hostage for an hour before giving themselves up.
The damning part of this whole incident, beyond the tragic and gruesome nature of the crimes, is that the broader media caught wind that the teens had a copy of Final Fantasy VII installed on their computer.
In Germany, Final Fantasy VII is now being referred to as a 'Killerspiele'; which translates as 'killer game'. Now not even the sacred Final Fantasy brand name is free from the taint of violent crime. LINK
Millions of people have bought FF7 and 2 people muder some one because they like the names of the charecters. Lets see do we check the motive, the backgrounds, were these guys on drugs. Nah they played video games that's what caused it.
AHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAAAAA!! Oh man....what idiot noob DOESN'T have Sephiroth in their name? I doubt it even has anything to do with them being anything but messed up in the head....not messed up in the head over Final Fantasy.