Having been born in a poor village, Abel was proud to have come so far and, believing it was important to maintain a goal in life, hoped to one day move his family into Sector 3. As Denzel's flashback begins in the novella, Abel is promoted to the head of the department and makes plans to move to Sector 5. Abel told Denzel that the people in the Slums below the plate ate rats and that he was lucky to be born above the plate.
On the day that Shinra destroyed Sector 7, Abel searches for his wife Chloe, but cannot find her. In desperation, he takes Denzel to Mr. Arkham and has him take Denzel to their Sector 5 home. Abel remains behind to find Chloe, and they are both killed when the plate falls.
|On the Way to a Smile|
|On the Way to a Smile: Episode Denzel|
|Aerith Gainsborough - Barret Wallace - Cid Highwind - Cloud Strife - Denzel - Marlene Wallace - Red XIII - Rufus Shinra - Sephiroth - Tifa Lockhart - Yuffie Kisaragi|
|Abel - Arkham - Chloe - Elena - Gaskin - Johnny - Kilmister - Mutten Kylegate - Pazu - Reeve Tuesti - Reno - Rick - Rin - Rude - Ruvie Tuesti - Sakaki - Veld - Vincent Valentine - Yuri|
|Cliff Resort - Cosmo Canyon - Edge - Forgotten Capital - Kalm - North Corel - Rocket Town - Materia Caves - Midgar - Wutai - 7th Heaven|
|Cellphone - Fenrir - Geostigma - Gilligan - Lifestream - Materia - Meteor - The Shera - Strife Delivery Service - World Regenesis Organization|