"What do I have to be sad about? I am the chosen one."
Sephiroth is the boastfully ultimate product of the Shinra megacorporation's science and military facilities. Standing over six feet tall, wielding an equally rare and lengthy Masamune, the elite officer outclasses all other SOLDIERs in power and persona. Add his silver hair to the mix and he wonders about his parentage — which no one in Shinra reveals to him beyond the name "Jenova."
On a mission to inspect a Mako reactor near the town of Nibelheim, Sephiroth found chambers containing mutated humans alongside one chamber labeled "Jenova." "Was I created this way too?" he thought. Back at the town's mansion he studied research notes by the scientist responsible for these experiments. The reports, though incomplete, were enough to temper his feeling like a mutation into rage against all humanity, starting with the roast of Nibelheim.
Thought to have disappeared then, Sephiroth returns with a deadlier agenda on his hands. Bodies pile up as he seeks a position beyond elite officer of Shinra's SOLDIER branch. Those who follow his black cape are in for several rude surprises — not least of which is a "calamity from the skies."
Selected game appearances
- Final Fantasy VII (1997)
- Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (1998)
- Kingdom Hearts (2002)
- Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special (2004)
- Kingdom Hearts II (2005)