Birthday: August 19th
Weapon Type: Swords
The main character of Final Fantasy VII, Cloud grew up with Tifa in Nibelheim. He aspired to become a member of the elite Shinra group of Soldier and be just like Sephiroth. He failed in his mission and met Zack. Him and Zack were with each other for a while, going through many hardships until they got to Midgar. He then joined a group called Avalanche who rebelled against Shinra. His rival is Sephiroth and his main goal is to destroy him. He holds a giant blade at all times and is strong enough to be able to swiftly move the blade.
Birthday: December 15th
Birthplace: Corel Village
Weapon Type: Guns augments on his right arm.
Barret was born and raised in the mining village of Corel. When Shinra wanted to build a reactor there, the people refused but had to accept. When Shinra believed that the people were abusing the reactor, they set out for destruction. Barret lost his right arm in a skirmish with Shinra troops and after that, he had a gun put on the arm for his revenge on Shinra and started a group called Avalanche which was hell bent on destroying Shinra.
Birthday: May 3rd
Weapon Type: Gloves and Knuckles
Tifa grew up with Cloud, they were close at times, but a lot of other boys were around her most of the time so they could never really get together. After Cloud left, Tifa became really sad and eventually left Nibelheim to go the Midgar. There she joined the group Avalanche and started up a bar called 7th Heaven in Sector 7.
Birthday: February 22th
Birthplace: Icicle Village
Weapon Type: Rods
Aeris was born secretly in the Icicle Village and was soon taken by Shinra to Midgar. Her and her mother escaped to the Sector 5 slums. There, Aeris lives with Elmyra in her house. The Turks kept trying to capture her as she was the last of the Cetra race and valuable to Shinra, but she kept eluding them. She is the best magic user in the game.
Actually a teenager still in his years, Red XIII grew up protecting Cosmo Canyon and believing his father was a traitor. He got captured by Shinra and became a research specimen. He was eventually saved by Cloud and the group and also found the truth about his father. His grandfather, Bugenhagen, is human, which makes no sense but who's to argue.
Cait Sith was a fortuneteller in Gold Saucer when it met Cloud and the group. Reeve, Shinra's Head of Urban Development, created it to spy of Cloud and the group. It eventually earned it's keep and became a permanent member of the group, though quite useless.
Birthday: February 22nd
Weapon Type: Spear
Cid was going to be the first man in space on Shinra's No. 26 rocket. When Shera screwed up his rocket plan, she decided to let Cid live with her in Rocket Town. Cid is a tense man who swears a lot. He is the creator of such airships as the Highwind and Tiny Bronco.
Hidden Playable Characters
Birthday: November 20th
Weapon Type: Boomerang and Shuriken type weapons
Yuffie is usually the first secret character you encounter. Found in most forests, you can encounter her even before going to Junon for the first time. She was raised in Wutai, where she became a mischievous thief and left Wutai to try and find materia strong enough to save Wutai from the tourism that Shinra had brought. It gets very interesting when she first returns home with Cloud and the group.
Very mysterious, the second secret character you find sleeps in Nibelheim. A former Turk, Vincent was in love with Lucrecia, until an accident occurred which resulted in Vincent sentencing himself to life sleeping. Not much is known about his past, but he does swear revenge on Sephiroth and Shinra.