Question about reunion theory

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Why does reunion theory matter? I'm just wondering why Hojo cared whether or not the seph "clones" would be drawn to jenova/seph. I get that he made "clones" to see if he could make super powerful soldiers, but does it matter if they reunite? just wondering.
 

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Hojo was an insane scientist. While he worked for Shinra and sometimes feigned interest in the Shinra Electric Power Company's objectives, that was really all secondary to him. He was really interested in testing the boundaries of science. He not only blurred the lines of ethics, he removed them outright. Science had no boundaries for him. After all, this is the guy who thought it would be fascinating to mate Red XIII and Aerith...

The Reunion Theory was a theory Hojo came up with (which appears to have been true) that Jenova's cells would always seek each other out. Hojo noticed that Jenova's cells were still 'alive' in a some way, despite the lifeform being 'deceased' in a medical sense. The entity was an alien not unlike some Lovecraftian cosmic horror or the creature in John Carpenter's The Thing. Jenova defied the science of Hojo's planet, and this fascinated him and kindled his curiosity.

So when Hojo injected Jenova cells into Shinra SOLDIERs, this was only officially speaking an attempt to fulfill Shinra's desire for super soldiers. Hojo's true motives were to test what would happen with Jenova's cells if they were separated and placed in different people. He wanted to see if they would seek each other out, and seek out the main bulk of the corpse of Jenova to become a complete lifeform again.

When the Nibelheim Incident occurred he injected Jenova cells into all of the survivors. Most of them were villagers and their minds weren't strong enough to retain their identities, so they became mindless zombies focused on the Reunion (which was what Hojo desired). Cloud was stronger, but he also suffered and with Mako in the mix ended up repressing his true memories. Zack was strong enough to resist the cells, it seems, but his life was cut short soon afterwards anyway so we don't really know if there would have been any long term effects on him.

I think that Hojo initially expected that the Reunion would occur in Midgar, where Jenova's body was being held. He did not foresee Sephiroth actually hijacking the Reunion and overpowering Jenova's corpse, using it to break out of Midgar and then moving the Reunion to where Sephiroth was resting in the North Crater.

Hojo's interest in the Reunion was, I believe, purely academic. He wanted to see what would happen so that he could record it and publish articles about it. Whether or not he could find useful applications for his research was of little importance to him. Shinra would continue to fund him if he could let them use his research for their own aims, but that's aside from his own motivations which were a little more chaotic.
 

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Hojo was an insane scientist. While he worked for Shinra and sometimes feigned interest in the Shinra Electric Power Company's objectives, that was really all secondary to him. He was really interested in testing the boundaries of science. He not only blurred the lines of ethics, he removed them outright. Science had no boundaries for him. After all, this is the guy who thought it would be fascinating to mate Red XIII and Aerith...

The Reunion Theory was a theory Hojo came up with (which appears to have been true) that Jenova's cells would always seek each other out. Hojo noticed that Jenova's cells were still 'alive' in a some way, despite the lifeform being 'deceased' in a medical sense. The entity was an alien not unlike some Lovecraftian cosmic horror or the creature in John Carpenter's The Thing. Jenova defied the science of Hojo's planet, and this fascinated him and kindled his curiosity.

So when Hojo injected Jenova cells into Shinra SOLDIERs, this was only officially speaking an attempt to fulfill Shinra's desire for super soldiers. Hojo's true motives were to test what would happen with Jenova's cells if they were separated and placed in different people. He wanted to see if they would seek each other out, and seek out the main bulk of the corpse of Jenova to become a complete lifeform again.

When the Nibelheim Incident occurred he injected Jenova cells into all of the survivors. Most of them were villagers and their minds weren't strong enough to retain their identities, so they became mindless zombies focused on the Reunion (which was what Hojo desired). Cloud was stronger, but he also suffered and with Mako in the mix ended up repressing his true memories. Zack was strong enough to resist the cells, it seems, but his life was cut short soon afterwards anyway so we don't really know if there would have been any long term effects on him.

I think that Hojo initially expected that the Reunion would occur in Midgar, where Jenova's body was being held. He did not foresee Sephiroth actually hijacking the Reunion and overpowering Jenova's corpse, using it to break out of Midgar and then moving the Reunion to where Sephiroth was resting in the North Crater.

Hojo's interest in the Reunion was, I believe, purely academic. He wanted to see what would happen so that he could record it and publish articles about it. Whether or not he could find useful applications for his research was of little importance to him. Shinra would continue to fund him if he could let them use his research for their own aims, but that's aside from his own motivations which were a little more chaotic.
Ok. Thanks for clearing it up!
 
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