Cid Highwind

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Cid Highwind
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Cid as he appears in AC
Job Pilot
Age 32
Weapon Spear
Height 5'8"
Birthdate February 22nd
Birthplace Unknown
Blood Type B

Cid Highwind is one of the main protagonists in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. He is a good-hearted Captain who sacrificed his long-awaited dream of being the first man in space to save his assistant, Shera. Cid often swears and smokes, traits uncommon to Final Fantasy protagonists. His attitude is often misleading because of his crudeness, but does display moments (in his unique way) where he deeply cares for his fellow party members and the Planet.


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[edit] Compilation Appearances

[edit] Final Fantasy VII

Upon first meeting Cid Highwind in Rocket Town, the party learns he once worked for Shinra as he tells them of his dream of being the first man in space. Cid verbally abuses his housemate, Shera, seemingly using her as the woman which he ventilates his anger on. Despite the party's sympathy, Shera tells the party how she was the cause of the failed rocket launch, leaving Cid to wait for another unlikely opportunity. She claims that because of the incident, she doesn't mind how Cid treats her. Cid joins the party after Rufus Shinra denies the space program and they make an escape on the Tiny Bronco.

Cid later steals the Highwind from Shinra, escaping from Junon. They begin a search for the missing Cloud, and upon finding him in Mideel, Cid becomes the party leader in both Cloud and Tifa's absence. Subsequently, he leads the party in the defense of Fort Condor and North Corel during Shinra’s attempts to claim the Huge Materia.

Cid gladly returns the role of leader to Cloud, claiming he was no good at keeping track of who had what materia. The party returns to Rocket Town to stop Shinra from using the rocket as a weapon against Meteor. The party gets trapped in the rocket and launched in space. Cid revels in his realization of his dream as the first man in space.

During their escape, Cid becomes trapped under the very oxygen tank that Shera had claimed was defunct. She is aboard the rocket, and enters to help release Cid and escape with the party. Despite his treatment of Shera, Cid comes to a realization that Shera most likely saved his life - not to mention the fact that he develops a sincere respect for her knowledge. He verbalizes an apology and reveals he deeply cares for her well-being despite all that has happened.


[edit] Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile

Cid is mentioned in the novella to be working on a new rocket with Shera. He invites Barret to work with him in searching for a new source of energy through the use of oil.


[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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Cid first appears in the film to save Tifa and Denzel from the Shadow Creepers. He introduces his new airship, which he has named "Shera", and aids in the battle against Bahamut SIN. He appears with the rest of the cast at the end of the film in the church.


[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus

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In this game, Cid has been appointed head of the airship division of the WRO and aids Vincent Valentine several times throughout the story through the use of his newest airship, the Shera. It is also revealed that Cid has in fact married Shera prior to the events of the game.


[edit] Other Appearances

[edit] Kingdom Hearts

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Kingdom Hearts Wiki Article: Cid

Cid runs the Accessory Shop in Traverse Town. Instead of smoking a cigarette, he chews on a toothpick, He asks Sora to deliver a book to Merlin, who reveals the book to be The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Cid later shares his knowledge of Gummi Ships, and installs special gummies to Sora's ship. He leaves the accessory shop and sells gummi pieces near the entrance to the Second District.

During the closing credits, Cid has found Cloud and reunites with Leon, Yuffie, and Aerith.


[edit] Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

Cid reappears in ReCoM, telling Sora about the boss Heartless in Traverse Town.


[edit] Kingdom Hearts 2

Cid is the leader of the Restoration Commitee, using a giant computer to run the machinery necessary to rebuild. He is the creator of the MCP deletion program, which leads to a comical fight with Merlin. This is the first Kingdom Hearts title he speaks in.


[edit] Quotes

"Sit your ass down in that chair and DRINK YOUR GODDAMN TEA!" (FFVII)
"Even the moon'd tire of waitin' around for your ass!" (to Shera-FFVII)
"I don't give a rat's ass whether it's science or magical power. No, I guess if I had to choose, I'd rather put my money on the power of science. Humans who used to only roam around on the ground are able to fly now! And finally, we're about to go into outer space. Science is a "Power" created and developed by humans. And science just might be what saves this planet. I was able to earn my living thanks to science. So to me, there's nothing greater!" (FFVII)
"I want you to know that I didn't dislike him. Gotta admit he was a strange dude. Just when you thought he was cool, he'd go and do some damn fool thing. And when you thought he was smart, he'd show how stupid he was. Everything about him from his movements to his speech were kinda odd." (on Cloud-FFVII)
"I know how tough it is bein' a leader, because I've been one. I always forget who has what materia." (FFVII)
"I always thought this planet was so huge. But lookin' at it from space, I realized it's so small. We're just floatin' in the dark. ......kinda makes you feel powerless. On top of that it's got Sephiroth festerin' inside it like a sickness. That's why I say this planet's still a kid. A little kid sick and trembling in the middle of this huge universe. Someone's gotta protect it. Ya follow me? That someone is us." (FFVII)
"Shit! Shit! Shit! What the hell's with this place!" (FFVII)
"Hey, do you know who I am? I'm Cid—that's who the hell I am! Now just let me handle it!" (FFVII)
"This's gonna be a big splash. Hold on to your drawers, an' don't piss in 'em!!" (FFVII)
"But you do look like a Sora, so lucky me!" (KHReCoM)
"One homemade program, a loony wizard special!" (KH2)


[edit] Gallery

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Artwork of Cid in FFVII
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Promotional CG image of Cid
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Artwork of Cid in KH


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