It will take more than your average grunt to take me down!
Age: 16-23 (ages throughout the game)
Weapon of Choice: Sword, Buster Sword
Zack is a SOLDIER 2nd class operative and he's training at the hands of one of SOLDIER's prudest members, Angeal. Zack is an energetic young man brimming with excitement and vigor. Although he dreams of one day becoming a hero like his idol, Sephiroth, Zack must first overcome his limitations. Zack's primary weakness is not physical, but mental.
Honor can be quite a burden at times
Weapon of Choice: Buster Sword
Angeal is a SOLDIER 1st class operative who carries himself with the dignity and honor befitting his positions. Angeal grew up in the small village of Banora, as a childhood friend of Genesis. Once in SOLDIER, Genesis and Angeal befriended Sephiroth and the three became the most successful and popular SOLDIER operatives ever.
The wind sails over the water's surface. Quietly, but surely
Weapon of Choice: Rapier
Genesis is the son of wealthy parents who grew up on a hill above the village of Banora. He joined SOLDIER at an early age along with his friend Angeal. Genesis turns to the epic poem loveless for his inspiration and guidance. He devotes much of his spare time looking for hidden meanings within the poem and hypothesizing about its lost final act.
SOLDIER operatives are amazing. I really wonder if I have what it takes...
Age: 15-21 (ages throughout game)
Weapon of Choice: Gun
Cloud is the uncertain, soft-spoken infantryman who despperately wants to join SOLDIER, but probably never will. He befriends Zack by coincidence on a missoin and has the good fortune to be taken under his wing. Cloud is clearly in over his head in Crisis Core and is more of a liability for Zack than he is an asset.
Depending on what happens, I may abandon Shinra
Weapon of Choice: Masamune
Sephiroth is the most famous and highly regarded SOLDIER 1st class operative and is considered by all of Midgar to be a tremendous hero. He is a man of few words who prefers to let his sword to his talking. Although he is close friends with Genesis and Angeal, a part of him always felt that he was a breed apart, unique, and alone.
I feel so safe with you, Zack
Age: 16-22 (ages throughout the game)
Weapon of Choice: Icicle Lodge
Aerith is a young girl living beneath the Midgar plate in the Sector 5 slums. She's pretty, well-liked and, although she spends her time tending the flowers she grows in an abandoned Church, she has never actually seen the sky. She meets Zack through happenstance and immediately takes a liking to him.