"This body is... the punishment that's been given to me..."
From his heavily red and black garb to his sin-provoked nightmares, Vincent Valentine is a shady man with multiple burdens. Once a Turk, a stealth operative for the Shinra megacorporation, he familiarized himself with its staff and inner workings. He was not prepared when Lucrecia, the scientist he loved, became a test subject in the Jenova Project and grew terminally ill as a result. Vincent confronted the project leader, Hojo, who ended not only the argument, but the Turk's career and humanity as well, one twisted act following another. When Cloud Strife and company find him locked away in a coffin, Vincent has been asleep for thirty years.
Like a vampire shunning sunlight, the man refuses the travelers' questions until they speak the name of their target: Sephiroth. The elite officer, like Lucrecia, was a subject in the Jenova Project — and now he's bent on genocide. But why? Knowing that Cloud and his allies seek answers and atonement as badly as he does, Vincent lends his secret skills to the group, awaiting a payback encounter with Hojo.
Selected game appearances
- Final Fantasy VII (1997)
- Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (1998)
- Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006)
- Wikipedia - "Vincent Valentine"
- Video Game Character Adaptations - "Vincent Valentine"
- Final Fantasy VII instruction manual