I don’t know what inspired this.  Probably just the fact that Square Enix seems obsessed with that one scene where Sephiroth stands in the flames (Yes, those are all different links).  Seriously, with how many times he stands in those flames, he has got to be suffering some nasty 3rd degree burns by now.  Just don’t ask about the weird yaoi stuff in the second panel and Mortal Kombat’s Dan Forden in the third.  Wow, this ended up being a really strange comic.