Edge (エッジ, Ejji?) is a city built to the east of the remains of Midgar, after it was destroyed by Meteor. It appears in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. It was built on the outskirts of Sectors 3 and 4 by surviving inhabitants of Midgar after Meteorfall, who were trying to rebuild their homes and businesses, using reconstruction material found in the ruins of Midgar, with the help of some children orphaned by Geostigma and Meteorfall who salvaged useful items in return for food and money. Denzel was amongst these children.
Following Meteorfall and the destruction of Midgar, there were many people who traveled to the town of Kalm to take refuge. Residential houses became emergency shelters and the inn offered free rooms to refugees but the sheer volume of refugees forced some people to live on the streets. The near-immediate introduction of a new disease that began to plague the populace did not help matters.
Under the threat of death from an unhappy public blaming the Shinra Electric Power Company for Meteorfall, Rufus Shinra, now residing in Kalm, concocted a plan to redirect the populace's energies toward rebuilding their homes, using the wreckage from Midgar and build a new town on the eastern-side of Midgar.
Employing volunteers, Rufus managed to manipulate his then capturer, Mutten Kylegate, into beginning the process of the town's construction, with Kylegate naming the town "Edge", before Kylegate's death at the hands of Kilmister's manipulations.
As the town grew, Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Barret Wallace, and Marlene Wallace moved into the city, building a new Seventh Heaven bar. Barret eventually left to settle his past, leaving Marlene in the care of Cloud and Tifa. Cloud began operating the Strife Delivery Service out of the bar, delivering packages around the world, and the orphan Denzel came to live with them after Cloud found him collapsed at the Sector 5 Church. Eventually however, Cloud abandoned the home, the three unaware of where he went or why.
The city is the primary setting of Advent Children. The Remnants of Sephiroth come here seeking the remains of Jenova. Lacking a Reunion instinct to detect her presence, they kidnap the orphaned children of the city that have been infected with Geostigma, promising them they will cure them and be a family together. Yazoo takes the children to the Forgotten Capital, where Kadaj activates their Reunion instincts so they can sense Jenova.
The Remnants return to Edge and stake a claim at the Meteor Monument in the center of town, believing Shinra has hidden Jenova's remains inside. Kadaj takes Rufus Shinra to a skyscraper under construction and has him watch as he summons Bahamut SIN to attack the city, destroying the Meteor Monument. As Reno and Rude battle Yazoo and Loz, Cloud and the other Final Fantasy VII party members defeat Bahamut SIN.
During the battle, Rufus reveals he has been keeping Jenova's remains under his cloak, and hurls them off the building. The enraged Kadaj attacks Rufus and leaps of the building to catch the container, he and the other Remnants riding onto the highways into the ruins of Midgar as Cloud gives chase.
Following the disappearances of 1200 people from Junon under unexplained circumstances, citizens living in Edge began hearing shrieks and screams coming from Midgar.
Not long after, Edge comes under attack by an army known as Deepground, headed by Tsviets known as Rosso the Crimson and Nero the Sable. After disrupting a Deepground raid at Kalm, Vincent Valentine is recruited by Reeve to assist the WRO in freeing Edge from the Deepground attack. After receiving a message from Weiss the Immaculate, declaring that Deepground was going to purge the world, the WRO convoy on route to Edge is attacked and Vincent is forced to traverse the Midgar Wasteland to reach the city.
Arriving to an empty city, Vincent searches the fog-filled streets and meets Shalua Rui in search of her sister, Shelke Rui, one of the Tsviets. Finding a kid who had managed to escape capture, Vincent discovers that the majority of the city's remaining populace had been taken to a warehouse in the city.
Discovering and entering the warehouse, Vincent is confronted by Rosso the Crimson who reveals to him that he is carrying a Protomateria that unlocks the secret to controlling Omega. As she attacks him in an attempt to obtain the materia, Vincent inadvertently transforms into Chaos, driving off Rosso but soon passing out. He is later discovered by Shalua, who brings him to WRO Headquarters to recuperate.
Edge is located in the northwest of Gaia's eastern continent, directly to the east of Midgar.
- Meteor Square
The central plaza of Edge, some time after the establishment of Cliff Resort as a care center for those stricken with Geostigma, Rufus Shinra suggested that Shinra build a monument within the plaza to "commemorate how the planet repelled the Meteor", and to also claim Edge as being owned by Shinra.
While some people protested the building of the monument, seeing Shinra's true motives behind its construction, the protests were quickly silenced by the Turks and construction of the monument was carried out.
One year following the memorial's destruction by Bahamut SIN during the incident surrounding Sephiroth's remnants, the soldiers of Deepground occupy the plaza as part of their siege of the city. Vincent Valentine traverses the empty plaza, where the Meteor Monument is still under reconstruction, while searching for surviving residents and remaining WRO soldiers.
- The 7th Heaven Bar
- Main article: 7th Heaven (Advent Children)
A public bar owned and run by Tifa with help from Cloud and Barret before their departures.
Originally a derelict highway, the WRO uses this highway to transport materials between Midgar's remains and Edge. The Highway is a massive toll-paid highway that stretches through the center of the city.
While still under construction, a vast portion of the highway was destroyed by the Turks in their pursuit of Yazoo and Loz as the Remnants in turn were chasing Cloud who was chasing Kadaj.
A warehouse located on the outskirts of the city, those captured during Deepground's occupation of Edge were brought to this warehouse where they were contained and moved to Midgar to be sacrificed to awaken Omega.
Defended by Rosso, Vincent inspects this warehouse and is confronted by Rosso, who reveals to him the Protomateria used to control Chaos under his possession.
The warehouse was also available as an arena in the Play Online Multiplayer portion of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- in Japan.
- The city shares its name with the setting of a previous work of Square and Tetsuya Nomura, The Bouncer.
- It appears that the LOVELESS play from Midgar's LOVELESS Avenue moved to Edge after Meteorfall, as there are posters and signs all over Edge, including inside Seventh Heaven.
- Some of the street signs in Edge illustrate the existence of a Silence Street, an allusion to the spell Silence.
- Find the Way Street, another street in Edge, is a possible allusion to the background music "Find Your Way" from Final Fantasy VIII.
- The Meteor Monument closely resembles the Final Fantasy VII logo.
- Shalua Rui states there were supposed to be around 500 people still living in Edge during the raid by Deepground. It is unknown whether this was the city's estimated population or the number of those remaining after a mass evacuation.
- In Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, a poster of Cloud's silhouette can be seen while traversing the rooftops surrounding Meteor Square.
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