There’s something really disturbing about this woman’s attitude. She hardly seems opposed to the idea that so many people living in Sector 1 had to die for AVALANCHE’s cause. Most of what troubles her is that their deaths were frightening and painful. It’s as though she sees the deaths of so many Midgar citizens as inevitable.
mollythoughts/ but then again, this woman lives in the slums of midgar - arguably the worst part of the entire world to live in (with maybe the exception of lower junon). since we don’t get a look at what the other slums look like, we only have 7 and 5 to go on, and they’re not exactly portrayed as the exemplar place to live. it’s mentioned before you even get to the slums - these people don’t live here because they want to. VII is a pretty shady game in some aspects, and right now i’m thinking mostly about the turks and all of the on-the-side stuff that Shinra does, but it really wouldn’t surprise me if poverty is absolutely rampant and there are people dying in the slums every day. i’m also now thinking of the sick general in the pipe. sure, it might not be a kind thing to say, but this woman’s logic might not be particular to just her. she’s talking about a majority of people that probably don’t have the same living circumstances as people in the slums, but with only a single point of view to go on, it’s understandable at least to me that she wouldn’t want their suffering to be prolonged like some peoples’.