Even though it’s been shot down more times than American’s space program, every damned week I see web sites/threads (not here, obviously)/message boards telling me some new way to bring back Aeris. This thread is dedicated to all those funnymen/morons who spread these rumours.
And here are some of the better/dumber ones:
Incomprehensible and seemingly-random button combinations when Aeris appears in the ending FMV
First revive Zack (without telling us HOW THIS IS DONE) and on Disc 4 take him to the Lake where she’s ‘buried’.
Complete the second, and only second, disc without taking a hit over 100hp, and she’s be alive (how you find her they NEVER SAID).
Get every single item in the game, complete every minigame perfectly, see every optional cutscene, and she’ll appear magically. Probably carried there by elves.
Hold out for three days when CLoud is giving Sephy the Black Materia in the ruins of that Temple and he won’t. Therefore Aeris doesn’t have to go to the City, etc.
And, my personal favorite, said by someone with obviously no knowledge or playing-time of FFVII whatsoever:
Steal the Masamune from Sephiroth, take it to the ruined reactor and use the Masamune, and you’ll have a weird dream sequence with her (apparently this must be done on Disc 2), and when you get to Disc 4 she’ll be waiting inside the Northern Crater (again where she is is UNSAID). This, however, can only be done in New Game+
There about a dozen more sitting in .txt files on my old HD somewhere. Bless these idiots, may they rest in pieces.