I have to say that I think that because of their stories in the games, I think both Kuja and Golbez are both some of my favorite villains and characters in Final Fantasy (though if I had to choose between the two, I'd have to go with Golbez).
Very sad piece...Kuja may be the best written vilian in FF, as he gets redemption, and has some very good psychological explanations. The whole situation with Garland and Genomes is very interesting, as Garland himself is a bio-android, created buyh the Terrans, so it's an interesting example of an synthethic life form, creating his own synthethic life, and being abusive towards his creations...
Kuja... even though he's been cruel... he made his little brother Zidane (as well as his comrades) escape to safety. Despite his hatred, his pride hurt to the most since he'd found out about his mortality, he realized only in the very end what the meaning of life was. And here, Zidane cannot help but cry... over his older brother's "corpse".
Bravo! Such a marvellous picture, a perfect match of desperation and realization of someone's loss!
I remember seeing this picture on your website quite some time ago and got excited when I found it here. I think this picture is actually what made me realize what a tragic villain Kuja is, and what a sympathetic hero Zidane is. I could go on and on, but you've probably heard it all before in the previous comments. It's a beautiful picture, and successfully captures the dark, tragic and lonely atmosphere of the scene.
I absolutely love this. Though the commenter beneath me may not feel sympathy for Kuja, I feel that he is one of the very few truly sympathetic villains, and the game absolutely hammers that in. Zidane understands it. Yes, Kuja did some horrible things. Unspeakable atrocities, really. But there are reasons he was the way he was, and in his last scenes particularly, he betrays a pained and fearful nature that's at his core. Zidane understood this and knew that that could have very well been him, had things gone differently. While I'm not sure he would cry like this particularly, this picture captures the feeling of the whole thing. And I love it so much for that.
My favorite game and my favorite characters of all time.