But if that's the case, you have to ask:
If they were able to somehow protect themselves from Sin's time stop, wouldn't Lavos be able to just laugh it off- given that he has much better time manipulation feats than any of the FFX crew?
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The simpler explanation is of course that the water just hangs in place from the residual effects of a giant ball of gravity distortion carving a hole in the world.
Particularly as we see the effect progressively collapsing.
A Flock of Sheep.
A Pack of Wolves.
An Inconvenience of Heroes.
Looks like he pulls it down a bit before breaking the shot into his destructive five way, then we cut back to a space-veiw where we can still see th clouds forming and indentation under where the moon was at the start of the clip.
But in this case, I'm going to go with I definatly agree with you that this was not a time stop.
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