Disc OneFinal Fantasy VII opens with a young woman dressed in pink walking out of an alleyway and into the streets of Midgar. A train speeds through the city and stops in Sector 1. Barret Wallace and three other members of the rebel group, AVALANCHE, jump off the train to head for the Shinra Mako Reactor to blow it up. Cloud Strife, a mercenary hired to assist them in their challenging task, jumps out behind them. Barret explains to Cloud about how Shinra is draining the life of the Planet, and it's up to them to stop it. Cloud, former SOLDIER 1st Class, claims not to care about the fate of the Planet and is only doing it for the money.
During the escape, Cloud bumps into the young woman selling flowers. He purchases a flower from her, and they part ways amidst the chaos. Cloud is tracked down by the Shinra infantry and quickly surrounded. He makes a daring escape by jumping off the bridge onto a moving train below.
The group eventually reaches their secret hideout in a bar called 7th Heaven. Cloud's childhood friend, Tifa Lockhart, welcomes Cloud back and asks about the mission. When Barret and Cloud bump heads later, Cloud decides to move on from the group.
Tifa joins the next mission to blow up another reactor, however when the alarm sounds, Barret, Cloud, and Tifa are forced to jump from the train. President Shinra, who unleashes a new mechanical weapon on them. After the battle, the weapon explodes, and Cloud hangs precariously from the edge of the bridge. While Tifa and Barret make their escape, Cloud falls into the slums below. Aeris Gainsborough, and agrees to be her bodyguard. Reno of the Turks arrives and chases them through the roof of church. Aeris explains to Cloud that she is wanted by Shinra, joking that they must want to recruit her as a member of SOLDIER. She also recognizes the glow in Cloud's eyes as mako, a mark of SOLDIER.
Cloud escorts Aeris home, where her mother Elmyra requests that Cloud sneak out in the middle of the night without telling her. When he lays down to rest, he dreams back of when he visited his mother, recalling it was the last time he slept in a comfortable bed.
As they rest, Cloud spots Tifa on the back of a chocobo cart being pulled into Wall Market. Cloud and Aeris quickly follow, and find out that Tifa has been taken to Don Corneo's mansion.
After battling back to Sector 7, they find Wedge on the floor, who tells them that Barret is at the top of the pillar. Tifa asks Aeris to go to the bar and take Marlene to safety, while she and Cloud try to stop the collapse. When they reach the top, they reunite with Barret and battle Reno. They are unable to stop him from setting the bomb, which no one can disarm. Reno escapes onto a Shinra helicopter where Tseng has captured Aeris, the last Ancient. When Aeris shouts to Tifa, Tseng pushes her back into the helicopter and they fly away. Biggs, Wedge, Jessie, and the other residents of Sector 7. When he shouts Marlene's name, Tifa is reminded that Aeris brought her to safety. Cloud wanders off, intent to rescue Aeris.
Tifa and Barret follow Cloud to Aeris's house where they explain to Elmyra that she was kidnapped. When Cloud asks about Aeris being an Ancient, Elmyra explains that she adopted Aeris. During the war, Elmyra would go to the train station and wait for her husband to come home. One day, she found a dying woman and her child.
The party determines that they will head to Shinra HQ to rescue Aeris. They slowly make their way up the tower. While eavesdropping on a meeting, the party learns that Hojo, a Shinra scientist, has determined that the "specimen" is inferior to her mother, but is sufficient to breed in order to continue his research. The group follows Hojo into his lab where Cloud spots a tank. Jenova… Sephiroth…" and falls back, clutching his head. Barret takes a look inside, and mumbles about the creature that has no head. They continue on to the next level, and find Hojo attempting to breed Aeris with an animal. He claims that both specimens are the last of their kind, and breeding them will only help their races. When Barret shoots the container, it opens and the animal jumps out at Hojo. After Hojo flees, the animal apologizes for his aggressive behavior and introduces itself as Red XIII.
The party then starts their escape, but are captured by Rude of the Turks and taken to the President. The President tells them about the Ancient race called the Cetra. The Cetra had the ability to lead the way to the Promised Land. President Shinra is convinced that this land is rich in mako, and he plans to siphon the mako to sell. The party is sent to prison cells, where Aeris explains that she sometimes can hear the voices of the Ancients. They decide to rest for a while, but when Cloud awakens, his cell door is open. When he looks into the hallway, he finds the guards slaughtered and a trail of blood. Cloud wakes up Tifa and frees the others, and they follow the trail of blood to Hojo's lab. There, Cloud sees that the Jenova chamber is empty. Palmer, one of the Shinra executives, comes out from hiding and confirms that Sephiroth did indeed murder the President.
The party soon spots the President's son, Rufus Shinra, making an escape on a helicopter.
The party reunites in Kalm and meets at the Inn. Here, Cloud explains his relationship to Sephiroth while recalling the events of five years past. Cloud begins his tale with his ride to Nibelheim, Cloud's hometown, and how he and Sephiroth were assigned to investigate the reactor. He claims that he and Sephiroth were both members of SOLDIER and friends that had been on several missions together. When the truck was attacked, Sephiroth easily defeated it. When they approached the gates of the town, Sephiroth asked Cloud about how it felt to return home since he didn't have one of his own. His mother, Jenova, had died in childbirth. Barret recognizes the name Jenova as the creature from Shinra HQ, but Tifa scolds him for interrupting. Cloud remembers that he visited his mother, and searched for Tifa in her house. Not finding her, he returned to the Inn where he found Sephiroth uttering that he felt he remembered this place.
While making their way through the mountain, a bridge collapses and they lose one of the MPs. However, Sephiroth insists that they continue on without him. They eventually came across a mako fountain. Sephiroth explains that it is materia in its most natural form. He teaches them that condensed mako become materia, which holds the knowledge of the Ancients, allowing users to wield powerful magic and abilities. At the reactor, Sephiroth ordered the MP to keep Tifa outside against her protests. Inside, Sephiroth found a sealed door labeled "Jenova". Gast, who believed that Jenova was an Ancient. Sephiroth deliberated over his origins and insisted that Cloud leave him alone. Sephiroth then locked himself away in the basement of the mansion for seven days.
Cloud returned to the mansion days later. Sephiroth had become maddened, accusing Cloud and all humans of being traitors. He explains that the goal of the Jenova Project was to create humans with the abilities of the Cetra so that they may find the Promised Land. Sephiroth believed that he was a descendent of the Cetra, produced for this purpose. He left the mansion to seek his "mother", and when Cloud followed him, he found Nibelheim in flames.
Cloud chased after him, coming across Tifa and her dead father.
While Barret becomes confused by the story and storms out, Tifa remains silent. They decide to continue their journey to find Sephiroth. Elena accidentally tells them that Sephiroth is heading for Junon. After exiting the other side of the mine, this is the earliest point in the game that the player can seek out the optional character, Yuffie Kisaragi. After battling her, she will join the party. Eventually, they reach Junon and find that Shinra is developing the town similar to Midgar, building an upper city with the town becoming a slum. After rescuing a young girl from a monster, the party rests in one of the villager's homes. While sleeping, Cloud hears a voice again, this time questioning why he didn't meet up with Tifa five years ago. When he wakes up, he attempts to ask Tifa. She deliberately avoids answering, claiming that she doesn't remember. Before the conversation can continue, they are interrupted by noises from outside. In the upper city, Shinra rehearses for the inaugural parade for Rufus.
When the boat docks in Costa del Sol, Cloud finds Professor Hojo relaxing on the beach. North Corel, where Barret is scorned by the townspeople. They blame him for the destruction of the town, and Barret, normally hot-headed, quietly accepts their accusations.
After sneaking onto the Shinra cargo ship, an alarm sounds. The party runs below deck where they find Sephiroth, who has killed the crew members. Sephiroth flies off, leaving the party to battle Jenova BIRTH. After defeating it, only the arm of Jenova remains behind. While the rest of the party prepares to disembark, Cloud wonders if it truly was Sephiroth and if the Promised Land really does exist.
Upon reaching the tram, Barret explains the Corel was his hometown. Scarlet, Barret convinced his best friend Dyne to allow the reactor to be built. One day when Barret and Dyne were out of town, the reactor exploded. Shinra accused the townspeople of being in league with a terrorist group. They burned Corel to the ground, killing everyone including Barret and Dyne's families.
The party boards the tram and flies to the Gold Saucer, a place of amusement rides and games. They decide to take a break against Barret's angry protests. Barret storms off alone while the others take recreation. Cloud meets the owner of the Gold Saucer, Dio, who informs him that a man in a black cape and a tattoo of the number one came passing through. Cait Sith, a fortune telling cat riding an animated stuffed moogle. He agrees to read Cloud's fortune, and after several meaningless ones, he reads, "What you pursue will be yours, but you will lose something dear." Despite Cloud's protest, Cait Sith insists on joining the party to find out whether or not his prediction will come true.
When Barret and Dyne returned home, they saw the smoke rising from the town. When they tried to return to Corel, Scarlet intercepted them and ordered the troops to shoot them.
When Cloud arrives at the Battle Arena, all the people have been killed. One of the survivors tells him that a man with a gun-arm was the culprit. Dio accuses Cloud's party of the crime and sends them to Corel Prison, a desert prison beneath the Gold Saucer. They find Barret and ask if he were indeed the one who killed everyone. He runs away asking them to leave him alone. However, they follow him into one of the rundown houses where he continues his story.
Barret eventually finds Dyne, who has since gone mad with anger. Dyne explains that he has lost everything including his wife and daughter. When Barret tries to tell him that Marlene is still alive, Dyne engages him in battle. Mr. Coates, the guard, that they have the Boss's permission to leave. After Cloud wins a chocobo race, the party is released from prison. Dio, who realizes he falsely accused the group, gives them a buggy for their troubles.
When the party arrives in Gongaga, the Turks are already waiting for them. After defeating Reno and Rude, Cloud realizes that someone in their group must be a traitor, but refuses to dwell on it. At the ruined reactor, Cloud learns that Shinra is searching for Huge Materia, but doesn't understand what that means. Zack, joined SOLDIER years ago but never returned home. Aeris instantly recognizes the name, and the parents ask if she was his girlfriend that Zack wrote them about. Unable to answer, Aeris runs out of the house. Aeris tells Cloud that Zack was her first love, but five years ago he went on a mission and didn't return. Cloud finds it odd that he never heard of Zack considering they were both 1st Class SOLDIERs. Tifa, too, seems to have recognized Zack's name, but when Cloud asks her about it, she vehemently denies knowing him.
The party continues on their journey, but the buggy breaks down just outside of Cosmo Canyon. Upon entering the town, they learn that it is Red XIII's hometown, and that his true name is "Nanaki". Red XIII explains that when his home was attacked years ago by the Gi Tribe, his mother fought bravely, and his cowardly father ran away. With no hesitation, Red XIII runs to his grandfather Bugenhagen to let him know he has returned. To everyone's surprise, Bugenhagen was human, but never the less the person who was closest to Red XIII. Bugenhagen informs Cloud that Red XIII is younger than he seems at forty-eight, the equivalent to sixteen in human years. Lifestream. It's this energy that allows the creation of new life, and without the Lifestream, the planet would break apart and die. Everyday, mako reactors suck up the spirit energy, taking away from the life of the Planet.
Outside, Cloud speaks with his party members and again Red XIII reiterates how he despises his father. Bugenhagen, overhearing this, takes Red XIII into the Cave of the Gi. They fight through the cave while Bugenhagen tells them of a great warrior. Seto. Seto stands a top a cliff, turned to stone by the poisoned arrows of the Gi. He had risked his life to save Cosmo Canyon, and remained their watching over the village. Realizing that he had been wrong, Red XIII howls to his father, proud to be the son of Seto. Even though he believes that the Planet can not be saved, Bugenhagen convinces Red XIII to continue on his journey with Cloud because he also believes that it is important to try.
When the party arrives in Nibelheim, Cloud and Tifa are shocked to find the town in one piece, as if it were never burned down. However, they do not recognize any of the townsfolk, who claim that Nibelheim was never burned down. A report left behind by a Shinra employee explains that the town was recreated, but the clones never left. Around the town, Cloud finds these strange cloaked characters muttering about "Sephiroth" and "Reunion". Heading into the mansion, the player comes across another optional character, Vincent Valentine. Lucrecia. He reveals that Lucrecia worked with Professor Gast on the Jenova Project, allowing herself and her unborn son to be experiments. He scolds himself for not stopping her and goes back to sleep, refusing to speak any further with the party.
Continuing on, the party reaches Rocket Town, where a huge rocket marks the center of the town. After finding a small plane, the Tiny Bronco, they ask the woman of the house, Shera, if they can borrow it. She refers them to the "Captain" who is currently working on the rocket. Cid Highwind, who explains that he is waiting for Rufus to arrive with some news about the Space Program. When Cloud asks to borrow the Tiny Bronco, Cid refuses, and the party returns to Shera. She goes on to tell them that Cid was meant to be the first man in space, but Shera insisted on checking the oxygen tanks for safety. He was forced to abort the launch to save her life and his dream was never realized.
Cloud heads for the library where he encounters Sephiroth. He asks Cloud if he will be at the Reunion, but Cloud doesn't understand. Sephiroth explains that Jenova, a calamity from the skies, will be at the Reunion. When Cloud realizes that Jenova may not be an Ancient, Sephiroth expresses that Cloud doesn't have the right to participate in the Reunion. Sephiroth throws a materia at Cloud and flies out of the mansion. On their way out of the mansion, Vincent agrees to join the party if it means he will encounter Hojo.
When Rufus arrives, he informs Cid that he has no intention of reopening the Space Program, but only came to use the Tiny Bronco. Meanwhile, Palmer sneaks into the yard attempting to steal the plane, but the party intercepts him.
Eventually, the party learns from a weapons seller that he sold a Keystone, an item said to open the Temple of the Ancients, to Dio. The party returns to the Gold Saucer, and Cloud wins the Keystone from Dio. When the tram breaks down, the party is forced to spend the night at the Ghost Hotel where Cloud recounts the events of the game. Later, Cloud will go on a date with one of the party members (Aeris, Tifa, Yuffie, or even Barret, depending upon the player's actions).
Deeper in the temple, Aeris finds a pool, a living consciousness of the Cetra. They show the party a vision of Sephiroth deep in the temple, seeking to become one with the Planet and cutting down Tseng. When the reach the inner room, Sephiroth is still there, and explains to them that when the Planet is wounded, it gathers spirit energy to heal itself.
The next morning, Cait Sith joins the party and tells them the location of the Temple. When they arrive, Aeris presses her ear to the ground, claiming to hear the voices of the Ancients. They proceed inside and find Tseng seriously injured. He turns over the Keystone and tells them that Sephiroth is inside. He reveals that Sephiroth wasn't looking for the Promised Land after all.
Upon examining the model of the temple, the party realizes that the temple itself is the Black Materia. In order to obtain it, someone must solve the puzzle and the temple will shrink, killing the person inside. Cait Sith sacrifices himself to obtain the Black Materia, but immediately after, a new Cait Sith is sent to join the party.
While unconscious, Cloud has a dream of a white forest. Aeris appears and tells him to rest.
The party follows her through the white forest and to the City of the Ancients. At the center of the city, Cloud finds Aeris praying at the alter. He raises his sword to her, and fights the mysterious urge to kill her.
Cloud holds Aeris's body, expressing his anger and sorrow. Sephiroth mocks Cloud's feelings, telling him to stop pretending that he's sad.
Later, Cloud speaks to the party, telling him that there's a part of him he doesn't understand – the party that made him give the Black Materia to Sephiroth. He resolves to track down Sephiroth, and asks his friends to journey with him, to keep him from doing anything terrible. They all agree to continue the journey and stop Sephiroth.
 Disc TwoIn the middle of the night, Cloud has a vision of Sephiroth heading north. He gathers the party together and arrive in Icicle Inn, a small snowy village. In one of the houses, Cloud finds old videos belonging to Professor Gast. In the videos, Gast interviews Ifalna, the last Ancient.
The party snowboards down the mountain and travels through the Great Glacier to arrive at the Northern Crater. When they arrive, Cloud spots the Highwind in the sky. Inside, Rufus is ecstatic to have found the Promised Land. Hojo is also aboard, curious about the Reunion.
As they walk, they are engulfed in a vision of Nibelheim five years past.
Tifa begs Cloud not to listen, prompting Sephiroth to deride her, threatening to reveal what's in her heart. Tifa turns away, and Cloud asks her if Sephiroth speaks the truth. Sephiroth tells him that his Jenova cells have merged with Tifa's memory of the real Cloud, creating this version of him.
Cloud and Tifa suddenly appear next to the Shinra members, and possessed, warns them about Reunion. The party member with the Black Materia arrives, and Cloud takes it from him. Hojo is excited to see that at least one of his experiments made it to the Reunion.
Meanwhile, the Shinra executives have dropped from the airship, and marvel at the Promised Land before them. When they see movements inside the mako crystals, Hojo happily remarks that it is WEAPON, and is surprised to see it truly does exist.
While the rest of the team waits at the entrance, the party member with the Black Materia is surrounded by green and cut off from the rest of the party. Tifa runs up to him, crying that Cloud needs help. The party member then runs ahead, and Tifa transforms back into Sephiroth, who reminds him to bring the Black Materia.
The real Sephiroth is then revealed, encased in mako. Hojo continues to show excitement, but Tifa reminds him that Cloud has the Black Materia, and should Sephiroth summon Meteor, it would be the end of everything.
Tifa has a dream of when she first encountered Cloud since he had left to join SOLDIER. At the train station in Midgar, she found him on the ground.
Rufus comes in shortly after, explaining how he plans to use them as scapegoats. He plans to execute them to appease the masses and prevent panic.
When Tifa wakes up seven days later, Barret tells her that they are in Junon and Cloud's whereabouts are unknown. He explains that the WEAPONs are causing destruction all over the Planet, and that they are running out of time. When Tifa doesn't understand, Barret brings her to the window and shows her that Meteor has been summoned.
Meanwhile in Junon, Rufus and Heidegger prepare the large mako cannon to use again Sapphire WEAPON. As WEAPON approaches, they fire the cannon, but it isn't enough to stop the creature.
Tifa manages to climb out of the hole, but Scarlet won't let her go so easily.
In the gas chamber, Tifa manages to get a hold of the key and free herself from the chair, but she is still trapped inside the room. Cait Sith comes up with a plan and Barret decides he is trustworthy even if he works for Shinra, and they exit the room. Sapphire WEAPON attacks the harbor, creating a massive hole in the gas chamber. Immediately after, the large cannon retaliates, destroying the WEAPON.
While in Mideel, Tifa overhears people talking about a spiky-haired young boy that washed up a week prior.
Without Cloud, the party is unsure what to do next, and Tifa is particularly lost. Barret is surprised to see the normally tough Tifa in such a state, reminding her that they did just fine before Cloud joined AVALANCHE. The party realizes why Cloud had been acting so strange, and resolves to find him. Red XIII suggests they look into an island in the south where the lifestream flows at the surface. With that, the party heads to Mideel.
Having lost three important party members, Barret is at a loss for direction. Cait Sith interrupts to allow the party to listen in on a Shinra executive meeting. Fort Condor and North Corel as well. Upon hearing that Shinra is headed for North Corel, Barret decides that it is their next destination. However, realizing that he is not cut out to be the leader, he appoints Cid since he is the pilot of the Highwind.
By the time the party arrives in North Corel, Shinra has already acquired the Huge Materia and taken it on board a train.
The nurse informs Cid that Cloud's condition remains unchanged, and she is worried about Tifa who hasn't rested. When they hear a rumbling outside, Cid rushes to join the party and finds Ultimate WEAPON attacking the village. They manage to chase the creature away, but the damage is done and the Lifestream breaks the ground apart.
Knowing that their mission isn't complete, the party heads to Fort Condor. After defending the giant condor from the Shinra troops, the egg hatches and a baby condor is born. The leader of Fort Condor hands over the Huge Materia in thanks. After all the hard work, the party decides that it is time to visit Cloud and Tifa back in Mideel.
As she tries to run away, she finds herself in a strange place, surrounded by different versions of Cloud.
Entering the first location, Tifa finds that she is back in Nibelheim five years past.
Moving to the next memory, Tifa and Cloud are at the well where they made their childhood promise.
Realizing that if she brings up a memory, the Jenova cells will create it. But if Cloud can remember something on his own, and Tifa remembers it as well, then they will know that it is a true memory.
Cloud remembers the first time he saw Tifa's bedroom. Tifa had three friends that always hung around with her, and Cloud was an outsider, not welcome in the group. The one day that Cloud was allowed in her room was the day that Tifa's mother died. Tifa and her friends ran off to Mt. Nibel with Cloud following behind. She wondered if her mother had gone over the mountain, and decided that she would go there to find her. Her friends only followed her part of the way, however, before abandoning her.
They revisit the memory of the Nibelheim incident, and after she is cut down by Sephiroth, it is the black-haired SOLDIER who comes to her side. Cloud remembers that it was Zack who was in Nibelheim that day.
Cloud continues to remember, explaining that after he had moved Tifa to the side, Sephiroth emerged holding Jenova's head.
Having all of his memories restored, Cloud's separated personalities combine and Cloud is able to reform. Together with Tifa, he leaves the Lifestream. They wake up in the ruined village of Mideel, surrounded by their concerned friends.
 Disc Three
An optional but important scene can be viewed if the player chooses to revisit Nibelheim. Returning to the basement of the Shinra Mansion, Cloud will remember how he escaped Nibelheim after his battle with Sephiroth. After being wounded by Sephiroth, Hojo collected both Cloud and Zack and used them in experimentation. Cloud was injected with Jenova cells and mako, resulting in his glowing blue eyes.
Four years later, Zack managed to escape, freeing Cloud as well who was suffering from mako poisoning. Zack replaced Cloud's mako-soaked clothes with a 1st Class SOLDIER uniform and carried Cloud out of Nibelheim. He eventually found a ride on the back of a truck. Even though Cloud was unable to respond, Zack still decided that they would become mercenaries together.
The party still has to track down the last Huge Materia located in Junon. When they arrive in Junon, they notice that the Sister Ray is missing, but have little time to dwell on the fact. They head to the underwater reactor, and engage Shinra in a submarine chase. Shinra escapes with the Huge Materia, however, and heads to Rocket Town. Wanting to protect his rocket, Cid and company fight their way onto the ship. Shinra plans to use the rocket to launch the Huge Materia at Meteor, and Palmer launches the rocket with the party on board. The controls are locked, but Cid has an escape pod for emergencies.
Cid's dream is finally realized as he watches Shinra No. 26 head for Meteor. As the escape pod hurdles towards the Planet, the rocket crashes into Meteor. A few pieces of Meteor break off, but it wasn't enough to stop it from its course.
After retrieving the key from the bottom of the ocean, the party returns to Bugenhagen at the Forgotten Capital.
Cait Sith informs Cloud that the large cannon has been moved to Midgar, and has been named the Sister Ray. Shinra plans to use the cannon to destroy the barrier around the Northern Crater.
Meanwhile, while the other executives are elsewhere, Rufus watches from Shinra Headquarters as both the barrier and WEAPON are destroyed.
Realizing the barrier is gone, Cloud's party determines that they may be able to reach Sephiroth. Cait Sith informs them, however, that with the president's death, the executives are in disarray. Reeve Tuesti is the person controlling Cait Sith, and places him under arrest. As he is taken away, Reeve pleads with the party to stop Hojo from using the Sister Ray.
The party makes their way up to the Sister Ray control panel where Hojo is attempting to send the cannon's power to Sephiroth. Lucrecia) that was carrying his child was offered to Gast's Jenova Project. She was injected with Jenova's cells while pregnant, and the result was Sephiroth. Hojo also reveals that he has just injected himself with Jenova cells, prompting him to turn into a monster and attack the party. The party defeats him and shuts down the Sister Ray. With the majority of Shinra executives dead, the party wonders if it is the end of the Shinra Company.
The team parachutes from the Highwind down into Midgar. On their way to Sister Ray, they run into Scarlet and Heidegger who have developed a new weapon, Proud Clod. They attack the party, but are defeated. Proud Clod explodes, killing both Scarlet and Heidegger.
The party gathers on the Highwind with only a few days before Meteor impacts the Planet. With the final battle ahead of them, Cloud advises his friends to go and find their own reasons for fighting. When they return, if they choose to do so, they will go and fight Sephiroth together.
The party heads to the Northern Crater and makes their way down to the center of the Planet where Sephiroth is waiting. They find him standing in front of a white light they believe to be Holy. Sephiroth transforms into a monster and attacks the party. After defeating his first form, Sephiroth turns into the one-winged angel, but is defeated again. When they finally defeat Sephiroth, Cloud determines that it is up to Holy to save the Planet.
As the green swirls of the Lifestream surround Cloud, a woman's hand reaches out toward him.
As Tifa and Cloud climb back onto the ledge, they find that their friends are also safe. As the caves crumble around them, the Highwind crashes in through the ceiling. The party escapes the Northern Crater as Meteor presses down onto Midgar. The city begins to crumble, but Holy shoots from the Northern Crater, forming a barrier between Meteor and Midgar.
In the final FMV of the game, five hundred years later, Red XIII is running through the plains accompanied by two cubs. They jump up onto a cliff overlooking Midgar, now an overgrown ruins.