- “If it means I can save this planet, I'll do anything. Even if it means giving up my... life.”
Fuhito (フヒト, Fuhito?) is the primary antagonist in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-. He is the intellectual force behind AVALANCHE, and excels in creating battle plans. Highly knowledgeable in not just matters of science, but also in terms of tactical warfare, he is helpful with conceiving tactical solutions and providing support from a strategic vantage. Fuhito is highly polite and calm to both his allies and enemies.
Fuhito is treacherous and cold to those around him, viewing them as tools and not as equals. His hero is mad scientist Professor Hojo, as the both share a similarly deranged view of science. He is also shown to have no patience with Shears. Fuhito fights with a modified gun that shoots out a high-powered blast of energy.
Fuhito's plans take preservation of nature to the extreme. He believes that all people should be returned to the Planet in order to stop the harming of the Planet and let it heal. To achieve his end of genocide, he is willing to do anything and everything. To this end, he uses Elfé in a plot to summon a creature called "Zirconiade". His coldness towards Elfé's deteriorating condition causes Shears to leave AVALANCHE.
Fuhito captures a disc containing data on SOLDIER, captured with the help of his personal attack squad of semi-human monsters called the Ravens. Fuhito orchestrates an AVALANCHE attack on Shinra Headquarters just so that he can meet Professor Hojo and show off his scientific genius.
Once gaining the Zirconiade Materia, Fuhito activates it and his body mutates, becoming one with the powers of Zirconiade. Due to this and the immense powers radiating from the Materia, Fuhito, with the infinite knowledge held within it, loses most of his sanity, but is able to keep only some of it when he battles the Turks. After his defeat, Zirconiade would be fully released, and Fuhito is killed. His plans fail once the Turks destroy Zirconiade.
Fuhito's human form is fought as a boss in Chapters 2, 7, 11, 14, 17, and 23. His transformation is fought after the initial battle with him in Chapter 23.