Aerith Gainsborough is a playable character in Final Fantasy VII. She meets Cloud Strife in Midgar, and they become close, leading her to join his mission to fight Shinra and hunt down Sephiroth.


Aerith is the only living Cetra, an ancient race with powerful magical abilities, and so the Shinra Electric Power Company hunts her, seeking to exploit her powers. Aerith is upbeat, carefree and joyful, being flirtatious towards Cloud and also compassionate towards others.

Aerith uses staves in battle, and stays in the back row by default, as she primarily uses magic from equipped Materia in battle. Her Limit abilities are all defensive, either providing restorative abilities healing other party members or granting them positive status enhancements.

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