|Raid on Midgar|
|Final Fantasy VII|
Midgar is fired upon by Diamond Weapon.
|Location:||Midgar and Sector 8|
|Result:||Decisive AVALANCHE victory.|
Shinra Company destroyed
Diamond WEAPON destroyed
Sephiroth's energy barrier gone
|AVALANCHE||Shinra Inc.||Professor Hojo||Diamond Weapon|
|Cloud Strife||Rufus Shinra|
|None||Almost total annihilation, including Scarlet, Heidegger, and Proud Clod; Rufus Shrina presumed dead||Hojo||Diamond Weapon|
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Before the BattleEdit
Cloud Strife's party has found out from Bugenhagen that Aeris had managed to cast Holy in an attempt to stop Sephiroth's Meteor from destroying the Planet. Sephiroth is holding Holy back, and the only way to save the Planet is by destroying Sephiroth himself. As the party is leaving the Forgotten Capital, they pick up a strange signal and discover Diamond Weapon is attacking Midgar. They fly the Highwind to Midgar to confront Diamond Weapon and protect the city.
Both the Highwind and the Diamond Weapon arrive at the outskirts of Midgar around the same time. Cloud chooses two allies from AVALANCHE to help him fend off the Weapon. After inflicting minor damage to it, Reeve Tuesti, the Head of Urban Development in Shinra (acting through Cait Sith) orders the party to get away, for the Sister Ray is being launched. Diamond Weapon fires at the city before Sister Ray's energy blast destroys it, along with the energy barrier around the crater. Even after having been destroyed the Weapon's beams of energy hit the Shinra Headquarters and leave President Rufus Shinra injured and thought dead by both AVALANCHE and Rufus's minions alike.
The party flies to the North Crater with the intention of defeating Sephiroth, only to find that Scarlet and Heidegger are ordering Reeve to turn off the Mako Reactors, but Reeve is not able to. They discover it is Hojo's doing, and if they don't stop him the reactors will explode, destroying Midgar. Reeve is caught and arrested for his double-agent role. The party parachute to Midgar and can choose to confront the Turks, depending on previous actions, and then defeat Scarlet and Heidegger piloting the Proud Clod. Once they reach Hojo, he reveals himself as Sephiroth's father and that he is going to fire Sister Ray again, giving his son a burst of energy to help him out. The party kills Hojo and his samples, but because he experimented with his Mako Juice on himself, he is reborn as the monster Helletic Hojo and then Lifeform-Hojo N. They then deactivate the Mako Reactors before it is too late. Before his demise, Hojo was able to upload his consciousness onto the Worldwide Network as revealed in the sequel Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
With the death of Hojo, the destruction of Shinra, and the elimination of Sephiroth's enemy barrier, the battle proves to be a decisive victory over both of AVALANCHE's enemies. Unfortunately, there is only a week before Meteorfall, so the party is forced to hurry into the North Cave to confront Sephiroth and Jenova, and release Holy to combat Meteor.