Voting for Barrett caused Prof. Layton to lose. Voting for Vincent caused the hero Dunban to lose Voting for Cloud caused Sen. Steven Armstrong to lose Voting for Aerith caused Tharja to lose and, as pointed out, nearly caused Shepherd to lose.
Seriously, all the awful tragedies in history can be attributed to voting over FF7 characters. Great Depression? FF7's fault. WWII? FF7's fault. Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin"? FF7's fault.
The end of the world will not come about with a great inferno, a cataclysmic earthquake or a rain of nukes. No, it will come when FF7 wins the popularity contest of this video game website.
My name is Blaze, and I approve this message.
Now this will be a beautiful death. Iím jumping out the window, Iím letting everything go. http://i.imgur.com/W5SWlgF.png