- “...All right, I'll tell you. 'Cause I want to destroy everything. The people of this city. This city itself. The whole world!”
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
When the Shinra Electric Power Company wanted to build a Mako Reactor near the town, Dyne originally opposed it. When there was an explosion at the reactor, Shinra took revenge on the town of Corel and burned it down, killing his wife, Eleanor, and Barret's wife, Myrna.
Dyne assumed Marlene, then a newborn, was killed, as well. When Barret and Dyne tried to escape from Shinra, the troops fired upon them, causing Dyne to trip and fall into a deep crevice, but Barret was able to grab hold of Dyne's arm, preventing his fall. On order from Scarlet, the Shinra soldiers fired again directly into the friends' arms, causing Dyne to fall, destroying his left and Barret's right hand in the process.
Thinking his friend was dead, Barret adopted Marlene. Dyne, like Barret, had his hand replaced by a machine gun. Dyne was thought to be dead, until Cloud and his friends discover people killed in the Gold Saucer. A survivor tells them they had been shot by a man with a machine gun for an arm, whom everyone, unaware of Dyne's existence, assume to be Barret.
The party is accused of being the attackers and arrested. Without trial, they are summarily thrown into the Corel Prison. The party is told by Mr. Coates that they need the boss's (Dyne's) permission to get out of the prison. Barret meets up with Dyne, who, in grief over his family's death and the state of the world, states that he wants to destroy everything. To try and help ease his pain, Barret tells Dyne that Marlene is still alive.
While happy to hear this news, Dyne subsequently hints that he intends to kill Marlene and reunite her with Eleanor, thinking it will ease her loneliness, and as a result, he fights Barret. After Barret wins, Dyne claims that his hands are too stained with blood to ever have a right to hold Marlene again. His final act is to give his permission for Cloud and his party to leave the prison before committing suicide by jumping off a nearby cliff.
Dyne appears in the novella Hoshi wo Meguru Otome. Since his death, Dyne has become tormented by the memories of his actions, and his gun-arm symbolically appears soaked in blood because of it. With Aerith's assistance Dyne is able to come to admit he wanted the world to be destroyed when he was alive, and is eventually able to free himself from his torment and find solace. As a reward for this, the Lifestream accepts him and he is greeted by a vision of his wife as he dissolves.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
According to the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega, Marlene was originally going to be Barret's daughter rather than Dyne's. Dyne originally wanted to fight Barret because he still had someone in this world, while Dyne was left with no one. Dyne had many proposed names in the early drafts, such as Duel, and Vicks.
- Main article: Dyne (Boss)
Dyne is fought during the events of Corel Prison.
- Included with the International Version's special fourth disc is a large collection of various background items seen during the course of the game. Dyne's pendant is one such item that can be viewed.
- When Barret confronts Dyne, Dyne is seen limping. It is unclear if this is the result of further injuries from his fall.
- Dyne's left arm is the one replaced on both his field model and battle model, and is said by Barret to be the one the doctor replaced. However, when Scarlet shoots at him and Barret, he is seen holding onto Barret with his right arm.
- Due to graphical limitations, however, the bullets are never shown. If they only hit Barret's arm it may have caused Barret to lose his grip, meaning Dyne's left arm may have been damaged by his fall, with his right arm not having suffered an injury.