Cid is an ally and a summonable Legend. He is depicted in his default Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children outfits. His EX abilities are Big Brawl and Dragon Dive.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
A legendary pilot in Shinra's space program. Cid was chosen to be their first astronaut, but the program was canceled. He chose to remain in Rocket Town, biding his time, and still harboring his dreams of space.
Cid is a playable character who can be recruited as the First Time Reward for completing the Record of Ultima Weapon (VII) on the Classic difficulty track. He could also be recruited during the Challenge Event Blood Madness as the First Time Reward for completing the event's stage Rocket Town on the Classic difficulty. He could further be recruited in The Lone Wolf's Lament, Cloudy Wolf and The Second Coming.
Cid is a Pilot whose combat role is Physical Attack.
He is at his best with a spear and given a spear from his native Realm, his attacks can be brutal, and often incorporate a buff or debuff to assist the party as well. His Speed lags behind fellow Dragoons Kain, Freya, Kimahri, and Fang; but his Defense makes up for it and gives the party another reliable tank with a good range of combat skills.
His default Soul Break is Boost Jump which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals ranged damage to one target equal to 150% damage potency of a conventional attack. The spear Trident (VII) allows Cid to use Dynamite which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical damage to all targets, temporarily lowering their Attack. The spear Pole Axe (VII) grants Cid the Hyper Jump, which for one Soul Gauge segment allows him to strike a single foe four times, then grants him Haste plus bonuses to Attack and Defense upon finishing the attack.
He can equip accessories.
Cid appears with wind-elemental cards. One of the cards is his Tetsuya Nomura artwork and the other is his official promo poster for Final Fantasy VII. His card featuring his promo poster image bears the Highwind ability, named for his ultimate Limit skill. Another card depicting Cid from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete also exists.
Cid has a Triple Triad card.
Cid makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts as a Gummi Ship expert, engineer and merchant. He is the ally of Aerith, Yuffie and Leon, but takes a passive role helping Sora with Gummi engineering and construction. Cid is older in the series, being forty-two in the original Kingdom Hearts. A special gummi ship blueprint called Cid can be obtained by defeating 500 Heartless and talking to Geppetto in Traverse Town.
A memory-based version of Cid makes a cameo in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. In Kingdom Hearts II, Cid is in charge of the Hollow Bastion security systems and instrumental in restoring the world by creating a program to allow Tron to destroy the MCP controlling the world's computer systems. He retains his distaste of the supernatural, as he openly criticizes Merlin and his reliance on magic. Otherwise, his swearing is toned down, and while he does not smoke, he chews on a toothpick to provide the same sort of imagery.
Cid appears in the mobile phone game, Kingdom Hearts coded and its remake for the Nintendo DS, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded; in Re:coded, though Cid does not reprise his role as a salesman or a Gummi engineer, he instead appears as a guardian for the duck triplets Hewie, Dewie and Louie.
Cid is seen fighting in the manga version of Kingdom Hearts. Instead of using a spear, he uses a flamethrower type device to defeat the Heartless.
Cid makes an appearance in [chi Kingdom Hearts χ [chi]] as one of the obtainable character cards. He appears in the remake, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ on several medals.