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Mt nibel

Mt. Nibel.

Mt. Nibel (ニブル山, Niburu-yama?) is a mountain near the village of Nibelheim in Final Fantasy VII. It is the site for the Nibel Reactor where Jenova was stored for some time. In Final Fantasy VII the player must cross the mountain to get to Rocket Town. Mt. Nibel is also a playable location in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- and also appears in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-.


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South Mako Cave.

Many years ago, Mt. Nibel was one of the many earliest locations which Shinra decided to open a Mako reactor at. While the nearby town of Nibelheim prospered due to the power it supplied, its forests and wildlife withered away due to its effects, and eventually became a barren coarse wasteland notorious for its dangerous monsters, from which many of the locals speak tales of people who ventured into its heights only to never return alive from again.

In 1995, Tifa Lockhart tried to climb Mt. Nibel to be reunited with her recently deceased mother, whom she believed she could meet if she crossed the mountain. A young Cloud Strife followed, but when Tifa was injured and fell into a coma, the local townsfolk blamed him and Tifa's father forbade Cloud from approaching Tifa.

Five years prior to the events of Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth, Zack Fair, and several Shinra troops—including Cloud Strife—were sent to Nibelheim to investigate the reactor. With Tifa as their guide, the party was forced to advance through the caverns after a rope bridge snapped. They came across a Mako fountain, and while Tifa marveled at it Sephiroth explained the nature of magic and Materia.

Mt. Nibel is later revisited during Final Fantasy VII when the party crosses the mountain to reach Rocket Town.

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Final Fantasy VIIEdit



Cave InfrastructureEdit



North Mako CaveEdit

Mako FountainEdit

South Mako CaveEdit


Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Final Fantasy VIIEdit



Battle background.


Wooden BridgeEdit

Western BaseEdit

Cave - Western BaseEdit


Battle background.

Cave - Past Mako FountainEdit

Reactor ApproachEdit

Pipe Room*Edit

*Enemies only appear here during normal visit.

Musical themesEdit

"Under the Rotting Pizza" from Final Fantasy VII
FFVII - Underneath the Rotting Pizza
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Like in Nibelheim, the track "On That Day, 5 Years Ago" (5年前のあの日, Gonen Mae no ano Hi?) continues to play in Mt. Nibel. When the party returns to Mt. Nibel, "Under the Rotting Pizza" (腐ったピザの下で, Kusatta Piza no Shita De?) plays as the background music.

In Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, "March on the Frontier" plays as the background theme.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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