Final Fantasy VII Characters
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In gameplay terms, Final Fantasy VII's characters are only really differentiated by their weapon types and limit breaks, since any character has the potential to equip any materia and, eventually, have their statistics manipulated in any way desired. However, as far as plot is concerned, they are an interesting crowd — much more so, in our opinion, than FF7, FF8, and FF10 character designer Tetsuya Nomura's later creations.
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There is, however, a lot more to Cloud than meets the eye. Far from being the emotionless mercenary he perhaps wishes he could be, a complicated past causes him deep inner turmoil throughout the story. Does he even know himself exactly what happened on that day, five years ago? His account of events is certainly flawed, as you may well observe.