not remembering zelda fond of link ... true oudou has his chance !!... well ... a bit not really xD
Link rescuing Zelda is the theme for the game - it's like Mario and Princess Peach, that's the way things work. ^_^ Besides, Ganon always loses to Link, so Karasuma will always lose to Harima!
I thought Aeris died. o_o Not that I've played the game.
It got pretty solemn... Almost all FF series has those character which needs to sacrifice their lives for the sake of others..