I promise I'll be uploading my NY photos when I can make my digital camera stop hating all that is creation and also me. XD
For no reason I've been watching a lot of LPs, in particular HC Bailly's SNES Final Fantasy VI one. He's got Shadow back in the WoR and it getting all the dreams. That reminded me of the BRING GENERAL LEO BACK TO LIFE DUDE rumours.
I wasn't really ONLINE during the big old heyday of those, or in FF fandom. I started up online in 1996 in Sailormoon and X-Files fandom, and the first final Fantasy I knew of was VII from the commercials. I still remember how cool those were. But I digress! Two of my friends had FFVI - well, it was FF3 here then (and both of them had the version with the corrected-but-still-present SKETCH BUG, hence the dorky tags, lolle) - and they were active in gaming fandom, so I heard about all the character resurrection theories from them. I forget totally how one was supposed to bring back Aerith, it had to do with getting the White Materia back somehow but apart from that I got nothin'.
I do, however, remember how one was supposed to get General Leo back. Well, this was the way I heard, there are other theories.
Shadow has five dreams, right? Well, according to the theory I heard, he actually has SEVEN. You must get all five dreams before shooting for six and seven or it won't work. You also have to have done the Phoenix/Rachel subplot. Basically, when you get the seventh dream, Shadow will remember something about that half-submerged house in Mobliz, the one you can't get into. There was something here about getting a key from some old lady too, I forget where she was said to be. But after that, if you go to the house, somehow Shadow will get into the house and bring out a book/a relic/it depends obviously. You trade this to the kooky old man in Kohlingen, who gives you a Resurrection Potion he made from something the Phoenix esper left. You pour this on Leo's grave and VOILA HE JOIN YOUR PAR-TAY.
It's total nonsense of course, but it was plausible enough to drive my friend C nuts off his gourd trying to get those elusive two more dreams.
SO! Anyone else remember a rumour like that? XD If so, post 'em in ye comments, I'm in a nerdy nostalgic mood and I love urban legends like that.