Sephiroth

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Sephiroth
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Sephiroth as he appears in AC
Age 30 (apx)
Birthplace unknown
Gender Male
Height 6'1" (apx)
Weapon Masamune

Sephiroth is the main antagonist of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. As a SOLDIER 1st class, Sephiroth became a worldwide hero, inspiring young boys around the Planet to join SOLDIER. During an investigation in Nibelheim, however, Sephiroth learned of the experiments that created him and, believing himself an Ancient, began his retribution on humanity.

"Even amongst the elite troops of SOLDIER, Sephiroth is known to be the best."


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[edit] Compilation Appearances

[edit] Final Fantasy VII

When Cloud Strife and his party are freed from prison, they make their way to President Shinra's office, only to find him murdered. Upon seeing the Masamune sword still in his body, Cloud concludes that Sephiroth, who was believed to be dead, must still be alive.

Cloud later recounts his tale of the events of Nibelheim that took place five years prior. During Cloud's flashback, Sephiroth is a guest party member. Cloud and Sephiroth had gone to Nibelheim during an investigation, and found Jenova. Sephiroth locked himself away in the basement of the Shinra Mansion, studying the research notes left behind. He eventually learned of his connection with the alien Jenova and fell into madness, and a profound hatred for humanity itself was born within him. Sephiroth burned Nibelheim and returned to the Mako Reactor. There he stole Jenova's head, and engaged in a battle with Cloud. However, Cloud is unable to recall the outcome of the confrontation.

The party first encounters Sephiroth on Shinra's boat to Costa del Sol. Unbeknownst to them however, this is not Sephiroth, but rather Sephiroth controlling the body of Jenova. Before becoming Jenova BIRTH, he hints at the Reunion.

When the party finally arrives in Nibelheim, they find Sephiroth once again in the Shinra Mansion basement where he invites Cloud to the Reunion. He also claims to be the "chosen one", believing he is a descendent of the Ancients destined to rule the Planet.

The party eventually learns that he is seeking the Black Materia at the Temple of the Ancients, and head there to impede him. There, Sephiroth teaches them of Meteor, the ultimate destructive magic. He tells them his plans to summon it, causing a great wound to the Planet. There the Lifestream will gather and he will merge with it, becoming god-like. After the Temple is turned into the Black Materia, Cloud, under Sephiroth's control, hands it over to Sephiroth and passes out.

Meanwhile, Aeris travels to the Forgotten Capital, where she seeks a means to stop Sephiroth. When Cloud and the rest of the party arrive, they find Aeris praying on the central altar. Cloud, again under Sephiroth's control, raises his sword to strike Aeris. However, with the help of his friends, Cloud breaks free from Sephiroth's control. Without Cloud as his puppet, Sephiroth descends from the ceiling and runs his sword through Aeris, killing her.

When the party reaches the Northern Crater, they find Sephiroth in his true form encased in mako. Cloud learns the truth of his memories, and his mind, in its weakened state, allows him to be easily controlled by Sephiroth. He once again unwillingly relinquishes the Black Materia to Sephiroth, who then successfully summons Meteor and establishes an energy barrier around the crater.

Should the player choose to visit the Crystal Cave with Vincent Valentine in the party, they will learn that Sephiroth's true mother is Lucrecia Crescent, who had visions of her son's madness and encased herself in mako crystals. During the boss fight with Hojo, the player may also learn that Hojo is Sephiroth's biological father if Vincent is in the party.

The party eventually returns to the Forgotten Capital with Bugenhagen where they learn that Aeris had indeed summoned Holy, but Sephiroth is holding back its power. Rufus uses the Sister Ray to destroy the barrier, allowing Cloud's party passage back into the Northern Crater. There, the party engages Sephiroth, who has already begun transformation into his god-like form, in battle. They defeat him, and Cloud is pulled into the Lifestream for a final showdown with Sephiroth. Using Omnislash, Cloud finally defeats Sephiroth.

Upon Sephiroth's defeat, Holy is released, but is too late to stop Meteor. Aeris then summons the Lifestream to successfully destroy Meteor and save the Planet.


[edit] Boss Battle

Sehpiroth is fought at the end of the game. For information on the battles, see Bizarro Sephiroth or Safer Sephiroth. His normal form is the final battle of the game. He does have stats, but Cloud's has the ability to use Omnislash. Using anything other than Omnislash will cause Sephiroth to counterattack and kill Cloud.


STATS
Level HP MP
50 1 0
Attack Defense Magic Mag Def Dexterity Evasion
0 0 0 0 100 0
AP Exp Gil
0 0 0
ELEMENTAL AFFINITIES
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Water Wind
- - - Immune - -
Gravity Poison Holy
Immune - -
STATUS IMMUNITIES
Death Sadness Slow Slow-numb Berserk
Immune - - Immune Immune
Near-death Fury Stop Petrify Paralysis
- - Immune Immune Immune
Sleep Confusion Frog Death Sent Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune -
Poison Silence Small Manipulate
Immune Immune Immune Immune
ITEMS
Drop Steal Morph
- - -
OTHER INFORMATION
Abilities -



See Also: Bosses (FFVII)


[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis

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[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

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Sephiroth in Crisis Core

At the beginning of this game, the Wutai war is coming to an end and Sephiroth has already achieved worldwide fame as an exceptional member of SOLDIER and a hero. Like many young men, Zack Fair joined SOLDIER to achieve similar fame, regarding Sephiroth as his own hero.

Zack is paired several times with Sephiroth after Zack's promotion to 1st class. During one investigation, Sephiroth flashes back to a time when he, Angeal Hewley, and Genesis Rhapsados were relaxing in the training center. Sephiroth proved to be beyond the power of his friends, effortlessly taking on Genesis. When Genesis is hurt, Sephiroth isn't allowed to offer his blood for transfusion, not understanding the reason. Sephiroth even hints that he may leave Shinra, particularly since his recent missions have been to track down his missing friends.

Sephiroth is eventually assigned to investigate the Nibelheim reactor along with Zack and Cloud. There is finds pods with monsters and a secret chamber labeled "Jenova". Upon learning that the monsters and Jenova, who he was told was his mother, Sephiroth becomes distraught, slashing his blade at the pods. Genesis appears to tell Sephiroth that he, too, was a part of the Jenova Project. Genesis tries to recruit him for his cause, but Sephiroth denies him. Still troubled by these newfound facts, Sephiroth locks himself in the basement of the Shinra Mansion to study the research left behind.

Just as in the original, when Sephiroth finally emerges, he burns Nibelheim and heads to the reactor. Tifa, who had taken up the Masamune for revenge, is struck down easily by Sephiroth. When Zack arrives, he battles Sephiroth, but is eventually defeated. Cloud arrives shortly after to take up the Buster Sword and impale Sephiroth as he speaks to Jenova. Cloud leaves him, and Sephiroth, who is largely unaffected by the wound, removes Jenova's head. As he tries to leave, Cloud engages him in battle. In different versions, either Cloud throws Sephiroth into the mako pool below or Sephiroth jumps in.

Shinra would later cover up the incident, rebuilding Nibelheim and sealing Sephiroth's records.


[edit] Boss Battle

The first boss fight against Sephiroth is in Chapter 8 in the Nibelheim Reactor. After his HP is depleted, the boss fight moves to a narrow walkway. He also shows up in Missions 5-2-1 and 5-2-2.


FIRST ENCOUNTER

STATS
Level HP (Normal) MP
36 52820 9999
Attack Vitality Magic Spirit Luck
40 120 38 128 62
Exp SP Gil
6415 600 0
ELEMENTAL AFFINITIES
Fire Ice Thunder
- - -
STATUS IMMUNITIES
Poison Silence Stun Stop
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Gravity Death Blast Wave Zantetsuken
Immune Immune Immune Immune
OTHER INFORMATION
Recovery Time Stagger Interrupt Float
1.5s 6 yes no
Drop -
Steal -
Effects -
Abilities



SECOND ENCOUNTER

STATS
Level HP (Normal) MP
36 31900 9999
Attack Vitality Magic Spirit Luck
40 126 38 165 64
Exp SP Gil
7358 1200 0
ELEMENTAL AFFINITIES
Fire Ice Thunder
- - -
STATUS IMMUNITIES
Poison Silence Stun Stop
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Gravity Death Blast Wave Zantetsuken
Immune Immune Immune Immune
OTHER INFORMATION
Recovery Time Stagger Interrupt Float
1.5s 6 yes no
Drop -
Steal -
Effects -
Abilities



STRATEGY

At the start of the battle, start slashing away at Sephiroth. Hit him with your strongest attacks and materia. Sephiroth will attack will his Masamune, but it won't do too much damage. Sephiroth's Octaslash is what will do the damage against Zack. Zack may be able to deflect some of the blows, but not all of them. Keep your HP up and have a Phoenix Down ready just in case. When you defeat Sephiroth, the floor will break and you'll both fall to a narrow walkway above the reactor. In this second encounter, Sephiroth will attempt to push Zack backward off the edge of the walkway. Don't strike at Sephiroth with your sword because deflected attacks will just cause Zack to get pushed back more. Throw some Hell Thundaga or other strong magic attacks at Sephiroth and hope for a Limit Break. Keep Zack's HP up and this battle shouldn't take too long.


See Also: Bosses (FFVII:CC), Fire Materia, Blizzard Materia, Thunder Materia, or Support Materia


MISSION 5-2-1

STATS
Level HP (Normal) MP
36 31900 9999
Attack Vitality Magic Spirit Luck
40 126 38 165 64
Exp SP Gil
1238 400 0
ELEMENTAL AFFINITIES
Fire Ice Thunder
- - -
STATUS IMMUNITIES
Poison Silence Stun Stop
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Gravity Death Blast Wave Zantetsuken
Immune Immune Immune Immune
OTHER INFORMATION
Recovery Time Stagger Interrupt Float
1.5s 6 yes no
Drop Silver Armlet (normal), Mountain Chocobo Armlet (rare)
Steal Hi-Potion
Effects -
Abilities



MISSION 5-2-2

STATS
Level HP (Normal) MP
36 52820 9999
Attack Vitality Magic Spirit Luck
40 120 38 128 62
Exp SP Gil
1522 400 0
ELEMENTAL AFFINITIES
Fire Ice Thunder
- - -
STATUS IMMUNITIES
Poison Silence Stun Stop
Immune Immune Immune Immune
Gravity Death Blast Wave Zantetsuken
Immune Immune Immune Immune
OTHER INFORMATION
Recovery Time Stagger Interrupt Float
1.5s 6 yes no
Drop Hyper Wrist (normal), Iron Bangle (rare)
Steal Hi-Potion
Effects -
Abilities



[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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Two years following the original, Cloud has been afflicted with Geostigma, causing him to have occasional flashbacks of Sephiroth. Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo are all Remnants of Sephiroth, similar to the clones seen in the original game. During Kadaj's initial conversation with Rufus Shinra, he reveals that by reuniting with Jenova's remaining cells, Sephiroth will use his body to return.

When Kadaj finally does absorb the Jenova cells, Sephiroth emerges to battle Cloud. Sephiroth reveals that he will use the Geostigma-infected people to control the Planet. Then he will use the Planet to traverse the universe in search of a new Planet to control.

During the battle between Cloud and Sephiroth, Cloud is obviously exerting effort whereas Sephiroth is not, leading the viewer to believe that he is not using his full strength. Sephiroth is eventually defeated, however, when Cloud uses Omislash Version 5. Sephiroth reveals his single black wing claiming that he will never be a memory before dissipating, leaving Kadaj behind.


[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Last Order

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[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus

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Though Sephiroth does not appear in the game, his origins are further explored through Vincent Valentine's flashbacks. Sephiroth's biological mother, Lucrecia, became impregnated by Hojo. They then agreed to use the unborn child in the Jenova Project, injecting the fetus directly with Jenova cells. Lucrecia later has visions of Sephiroth's future destruction. Soon after, Sephiroth is born and Lucrecia, eventually coming to regret her decision, demands to see her son only to be denied by Hojo.


[edit] Other Appearances

[edit] Dissidia: Final Fantasy

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Sephiroth is the Warrior of Chaos representing Final Fantasy VII, opposing Cloud.


[edit] Abilities

Bravery Attacks
Name Acquired Type CP (M) AP for Mastery Description Additional Effect
Reaper Initial Ground 30 (15) 120 strikes enemy three times for multiple damage Chase
Shadow Flare (ground) Initial Ground 30 (15) 120 four balls of energy surround the enemy then attack none
Sudden Cruelty Initial Aerial 30 (15) 180 strikes enemy twice, knocking them away Chase
Oblivion Level 3 Aerial 30 (15) 180 strikes enemy several times, knocking them away Wall Rush
Godspeed Level 8 Aerial 30 (15) 180 sends waves of energy at enemy; when one connects, strikes enemy with sword, knocking them away Wall Rush
Shadow Flare (midair) Level 19 Aerial 30 (15) 180 four balls of energy surround the enemy then attack none
Fervent Blow Level 24 Ground 30 (15) 120 sends waves of energy at enemy; when one connects, strikes enemy with sword, knocking them away Wall Rush


HP Attacks
Name Acquired Type CP (M) AP for Mastery Description Additional Effect
Octaslash (ground) Initial Ground 40 (20) 300 strikes enemy several times with sword Wall Rush
Scintilla (ground) Initial Ground 40 (20) 300 guards then strikes enemy twice Block, Wall Rush
Hell's Gate Initial Aerial 40 (20) 300 holding Square Button.png strikes enemy several times with sword; releasing creates a circle of energy none
Octaslash (midair) Level 13 Aerial 40 (20) 300 strikes enemy several times with sword Wall Rush
Scintilla (midair) Level 28 Aerial 40 (20) 300 guards then strikes enemy twice Block, Wall Rush
Black Materia Level 33 Ground 40 (20) 300 summons Meteor that crushes enemy (press Square Button.png to charge) Wall Rush (charged)
Heaven's Light Level 38 Aerial 40 (20) 300 moves upward to strike enemy with sword Wall Rush


[edit] Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

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Sephiroth returns in the prequel to Dissidia.


[edit] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

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Sephiroth will appear as a playable character.


[edit] Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Sephiroth appears as a Legendary character.


[edit] Kingdom Hearts

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Kingdom Hearts Wiki Article: Sephiroth

Sephiroth is a secret, optional boss at the Coliseum. After completing the Hades Cup, Sora can participate in the Platinum Match against Sephiroth. Sephiroth uses his infamous Heartless Angel attack to reduce Sora's HP and MP down to 1 point. After Sora defeats Sephiroth, Cloud enters the arena. Sephiroth explains that he's been searching for him, and invites Cloud to turn to the darkness. When he refuses, the two engage in battle but the outcome is unknown.

Sephiroth's One-Winged Angel music plays during the Platinum Match, and he is voiced by singer Lance Bass.


[edit] Kingdom Hearts II

Sephiroth is only fought once in Kingdom Hearts 2, where he reprises his role as Cloud's darkness. The same elements remain from the KH fight, only One Winged Angel is in its modern form, as is his voice actor (George Newbern). After being defeated by Sora, whom he sends to find Cloud, he duels Cloud and Tifa (Tifa came as Cloud's unwelcome back up) and teleports off with Cloud after Tifa threatens his control over Cloud.


[edit] Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring

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Sephiroth is a playable character in Ehrgeiz, along with Cloud and Tifa.


[edit] LittleBigPlanet 2

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A Sephiroth costume was released as downloadable content for LittleBigPlanet 2 on July 13, 2011.






[edit] Quotes

"What I have shown you is reality. What you remember, that is the illusion." (to Cloud – FFVII)
"I am the chosen one. I have been chosen to be the leader of this Planet. I have orders to take this planet back from you stupid people for the Cetra." (FFVII)
"Melding with the Planet...I will cease to exist as I am now...only to be reborn as a 'God' to rule over every soul." (FFVII)
"Only death awaits you all, but do not fear. For it is through death that a new spirit energy is born. Soon, you will live again as a part of me." (FFVII)
"Good to see you, Cloud." (Advent Children)
"I've thought of a wonderful present for you...shall I give you despair?" (Advent Children)
"Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away." (Advent Children)
"I will...never be a memory." (Advent Children)
"I see, so that's a Keyblade. So you must be it's chosen weilder... I wonder if it might change it's mind, once I defeat you" (to Sora, Kingdom Hearts II)


[edit] Gallery

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Artwork of Sephiroth from FFVII
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10th Anniversary render of Sephiroth from FFVII
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Artwork of Sephiroth from Dissidia
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Sephiroth's Ex mode in Dissidia
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Sephiroth's first alternate form in Dissidia
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Sephiroth's Ex Mode for his first alternate form in Dissidia
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Sephiroth's second alternate form in Dissidia
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Sephiroth's Ex Mode for his second alternate form in Dissidia
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Sephiroth's DLC Kingdom Hearts costume for Dissidia 012


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