Characters in Final Fantasy 7 Remake are the playable characters of the game, each character consists of their own unique set of attacks, abilities, skills, stats, and equipment. Players take control of Cloud Strife, the main protagonist of the game, as well as creating a party of up to two allies, in the remake, players can now switch to different characters depending on the battle situation. Players can also stick with the same character and issue orders to party allies. This page covers a list of all the playable characters in Final Fantasy VII Remake.


Final Fantasy VII Remake Characters

Cloud Strife

The main protagonist of the game. An ex-SOLDIER: first class, Cloud came to Midgar to start a new chapter of his life as a mercenary. At the invitation of his childhood friend, Tifa, he accepted a job with Avalanche. He may bring his buster sword to bear against Shinra troopers, but he does not care for the plight of the planet. For him, this is a job and nothing more.


Barret Wallace

The leader of an independent Avalanche cell in Midgar, Barret was disavowed by the old guard for his extreme methods that attracted too much attention. He subsequently came to Midgar, where he resolved to continue to pursue his vendetta against Shinra with a small but trusted group of followers. When not fighting against the corporation, he and his comrades serve in the neighborhood watch and keep the people safe─including his daughter Marlene, who he dotes on as a loving father.


Aerith Gainsborough

Aerith is a flower seller who lives in the Sector 5 slums, who first meets Cloud on the streets of Midgar after the bombing of Mako Reactor 1. Shinra has kept a close eye on her ever since she was a child, as she has the ability to hear the voice of the planet. She is often found tending a modest bed of flowers at an old church in Sector 5.


Tifa Lockhart

A loyal member of Avalanche─an underground organization opposed to Shinra─Tifa also runs Seventh Heaven, a popular bar in the Sector 7 slums. Although she bears a terrible grudge towards Shinra, she is not convinced that bombing mako reactors is the solution. As she struggled to reconcile her cause with her conscience, Tifa was reunited with her childhood friend, Cloud, for the first time in years...



Currently NON-PLAYABLE. Red joins your party but you cannot control him. A red lion-wolf-like beast, Nanaki or better known as Red XIII is a specimen that was held captive by the Shinra Corporation and was experimented on by Professor Hojo, he is a warrior who wishes to fulfill his duties of defending the planet.






INTERmission Characters

Yuffie Kisaragi

Yuffie Kisaragi is a ninja from Wutai who sneaks her way into Midgar and devises a plan with Avalanche HQ for a thrilling mission to steal the ultimate materia from the Shinra Electric Power Company.

Sonon Kusakabe

COMPANION CHARACTER. Sonon trained under Yuffie's father and harbors a deep resentment for Shinra, following the devastation caused by the war between Shinra and Wutai. He has been assigned to work with Yuffie as she infiltrates Midgar - essentially making her his boss.

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    • Anonymous

      Wow, there are a lot of people *****ing about not being able to play characters that weren't playable this far into the story? Did you play the original? I am so happy they didn't tinker with the story at all, only expanded it. In order to play these characters in Midgard the makers would have had to completely gut the storyline.

      • Anonymous

        Not buying until red 13 as playable. him and Cait Sith are two of the biggest reasons why I have such a find likeness for Final Fantasy 7 playable character roster because it wasn't just generic humans.

        • Anonymous

          Straight up, I’m holding in high hopes that the second half of the game they allow you to have party management and more than just 4 playable characters... wait sorry 3 aerith is supposed to die. So my main gripe Red XIII hands down my favorite character. Take some time and make them playable characters. By all accounts Red XIII, Cait Sith, Yuffie, Cid, and Vincent Valentine will not be playable characters. I mean for crying out loud Vincent Valentine got his own game so please make him a playable character he was a fan favorite. I can’t get down with this and it will be the determining factor on wether I buy part two or not.

          • Start out by saying NOT a fan boy VII is all of that kind of person. Love the game, but it was not to me the solid perfection and blend of story, character, and events of VI. I always have said it is a flawed masterpiece. Certainly to the gaming community and history of games it is a milestone that deserves praise. The gripes below.....some are just outright I dunno.....sounds like 7 year old kids complaining that they did not get a ribbon too. I played through VII Remake (Several times now) and I am not getting tired of it by any stretch. (Being 19 at the time of VII's release) I remember reading articles about stuff having to be removed, such as the fight with Reno in the church. How awesome it was to have that in there now, without the weird skip of it in the original. How amazing the dialogue was not only as conversation, but tension, drama, just sucks you right in. And the characters voices are like the best in the series for voice acting. Yeah Red XIII is not a playable character in this particular section of the Remake. But uh....not for naught.....he was barely used in the original Midgar section. Yeah you had him in menu, and you could equip him, but you got him in a few random encounters, and a boss fight. (Two if you put him in your party, and that boss fight is now relegated to the motorcycle chase. So really to ***** about that as the end all of your experience....says a lot about you. If that triggers you, I would hate to see what life is like for you. Or clearly you do not realize there are more sections of this title to come. I was scared of the word remake. Been seeing films (stares at Disney making live action versions of their animated films) that have just***** all over the skepticism was rampant with me. But I can assure you this has elevated VII for me to a whole new height. Even with the freak out issues folks have with the ending, because their interpretation of it is FACT, I cannot wait to see where it is going. I am all in for this ride.

            • Anonymous

              I have played this game more than 10 run through and i'm telling you guys this remake is soo freaking awesome and BS, why because they added some other*****ty uneccesary stuff in the game to improve it, that is why it is awesomely bull*****and EPIC so i gave the it a 4.9/5 :) and for the original 5/5 i just hated the idea they did not include Vincent coz he's my favorite and not Cloud strife... Peace and stay safe

              • Anonymous

                Lmfao this game follows true to the story. The people complaining should realize how big the world of FFVII is. This game does the original justice by expanding on every part of the world. Yea so what if we only get half the party members? Up to the end of this game you have the SAME PARTY MEMBERS IN THE ORIGINAL. Get your head out your ass if you think they're gonna add the other characters right away just because yall want it. They're staying true to the story for the most part. In the original Red joins after you leave midget. Cait Sith joins at the Gold Saucer. Vincent in Nifelheim. And Yuffie in her side mission. THEY AINT CHANGING THAT KIDDOS

                • Anonymous

                  Sorry my ignorance but, wheres Yuffie, Vincent, Cid, and the cat like thing (i cant rememebr the name)? I never played FF7 to the end but i know about those characters. They simply dont appear?

                  • Anonymous

                    Yall griping about the characters not here but dont realize that those characters come after this game ends at the end of the midgar part so how can you gripe bout later characters when the game doesnt even go that far

                    • Anonymous

                      As one of the biggest fans of the Original Final Fantasy VII game I can tell you that this is a great retelling of the original story. This remake is really trying to make the world more immersive this time around. If you have played the other Final Fantasy VII spin offs and watched the movies you will realize that this remake is really expanding on the world and the characters as actual beings that have hobbies, relationships, and even have an impact on their surrounding world in one way or another. If you do not dedicate time to really observe the world they created you will completely miss it. Pay attention to the people's comments. Try to understand how the main characters impact people in the city. This game is really thought out and really rich with a in depth story, but yes you will completely miss it if you do not take the time to understand it. This is not your typical hack and slash rpg.

                      • Anonymous

                        This some garbage. Sid, Red XIII, Yufia, and Vincent cannot be used?!!!!! I’m returning this game. Square Enix, you are dumb and did no justice to this remake. You failed at the one game that basically brought the world together. You’re all stupid developers and didn’t learn a damn thing

                        • Anonymous

                          Those Characters were not until after Midgar.. So its following the correct path and will force us to buy more of the FFVII updates to play them

                          • Anonymous

                            #NotMyFF7 Seriously disappointed so far. 9 hours in, and on chapter 8. The "classic" combat system should be turn based not twitch based. Non-playable characters from the original, unnecessarily looooong and/or pointless social sequences. The game itself is split into 3 parts... the second one JUST went into development. *Rumors* No Knights of the round or Hades summon materia... lame AF. I'll be selling my copy and NOT buying the other parts.

                            • Anonymous

                              I just got the game and like some, and I do mean some of the changes, BUT I am not happy that the only playable Characters are Red XIII, Cait Sith, Yuffie Kisaragi, Vincent Valentine, and Cid Highwind are not playable. Each of these characters brought a certain flair to the game that made this a game I rated in the top ten of my all time favorites. To have them out of it all together or even not even playable is a MAJOR disappointment.

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