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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 a Shinra Electric Power Company Mako 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, 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.

They reached the reactor but Tifa was forbid entry due to not being affiliated with Shinra. Inside was a sealed chamber with the text "Jenova" above the door, and Sephiroth deduced the reason the reactor was malfunctioning was a broken section in the Mako purification tanks, as Hojo had placed several makonoids — human test subjects — in the tanks.

Troubled by the idea he was created by the same process as the beings in the Mako tanks (as well as Genesis Rhapsodos explaining that Sephiroth was "Shinra's perfect monster"), Sephiroth returned to Nibelheim to investigate the matter. For several sleepless days he stayed in the Shinra Mansion's basement to read on the Jenova Project. Sephiroth was driven mad by the findings and razed Nibelheim before returning to Mt. Nibel to claim Jenova's remains. Tifa chased after him with a newfound hatred for SOLDIER and Shinra, but was easily cut down. Zack battled Sephiroth, but was defeated. Cloud, having followed Zack and Tifa, defeated Sephiroth and flung him into the Lifestream below the reactor. The collapsed Zack and Cloud were claimed by Shinra and used as test subjects, but before Shinra's arrival Tifa's teacher, Zangan, took Tifa away to Midgar to recover.

During the events of Final Fantasy VII, Cloud Strife and his party cross Mt. Nibel during their worldwide pursuit of Sephiroth.


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Cave InfrastructureEdit



Nibel Reactor EntranceEdit

Nibel ReactorEdit

Container Room
Jenova's Chamber

North Mako CaveEdit

Mako FountainEdit

South Mako CaveEdit

Items FoundEdit

Crisis CoreEdit

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Enemy formationsEdit


Battle background.


Wooden BridgeEdit

Western BaseEdit

Cave - Western BaseEdit


Battle background.

Cave - Past Mako FountainEdit

Reactor ApproachEdit

Reactor AreaEdit

In Front of the ReactorEdit

Pipe Room*Edit

*Enemies only appear here during normal visit.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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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. Inside the reactor, "The Skyscraper of Iron and Steel" plays.


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