SPOILERS~YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Well, technically Square Enix has already spoiled us of Zack 10 years ago in FFVII.
So this is a more visual spoiler from the latest compilation, Crisis Core.
(Warning again, she speaks of spoilers, so those who haven't played/don't have a PSP and is spoiler sensitive, better close your eyes so you won't read this)
Man, looks like I am sensitive when it comes to death, whether it is someone in real life or a fictional character, I always cry when I see one.
I cried TWICE in Crisis Core, once during Angeal's death (WAAAAA~~~even Zack cries for him...) and then the ending.
I don't know how many times have I watch the ending (which, besides watching it in the game, I also downloaded the ripped video from the internet), and I STILL can't hold back my tears.
So in the end, I decided to draw a fanart of the scene where Zack was shown taken to his afterlife in the Lifestream by Angeal. That part totally made my eyes flow like a waterfall and also the part where Cloud finally got his senses back remembering flashbacks of him and Zack.
When I think about it, Zack was all young, bubbly and hyper at the beginning of the game, but gradually throughout the game he starts to lose all that energy when he starts to lose his comrades one by one, particularly Angeal.
Coz like, well, Angeal died, Genesis; who could've been a friend and fellow SOLDIER comrade but went gugugaga just coz he got a friggin wing stuck behind his back and who else but Zack that can stop him, Sephiroth; yes, he was Zack's friend but then he got obsessesed with his so called mother and died, later he lost his trust with Shin-ra's Turks; namely Tseng and Cissnei, then got experimented and stuff and in the end, he only got Cloud, which costs his life to protect.
But at least he still got his charming smile in tact throughout the game and even when he died, he still smiled.
Thus end of Zack-ness.
If I owned FF7, all the characters I loved will live and the ones I hate dies. so Zack/FFVII (c) Square Enix.
Art (c) Me
Also see my other Crisis Core fanart, SOLDIERS --> [link]