- "...Is Sector 7 far from here? I want to go to Tifa's bar."
- —Cloud Strife
Sector 7 (七番街, Nanaban-gai?) is one of the eight sectors of Midgar in Final Fantasy VII. The Sector 7 slums is the first town visited by the party after the attack on the Sector 1 Reactor, and is the home base of AVALANCHE. The most prominent location is Tifa Lockhart's 7th Heaven bar. Denzel was also born in Sector 7. Like every sector, it exists as both part of the slums and part of the plate. Only the slums section is ever shown in any Compilation of Final Fantasy VII media.
The town is visited twice during the course of the game. The first time, the members of the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE, along with their newly hired mercenary, Cloud Strife, enter Sector 7 to avoid capture by the Shinra Electric Power Company. During the stay Cloud and Tifa reminisce about the promise Cloud made to her just before he left their hometown of Nibelheim. Tifa convinces him to stay and fight alongside AVALANCHE to save the Planet.
When Cloud awakes, the player can spend some time shopping in Sector 7's shops before heading out to attack the Sector 5 Reactor. Shinra finds, through Don Corneo's assistance, the location of AVALANCHE's base, and decides to crush the terrorists by dropping the plate upon Sector 7. AVALANCHE fights for the pillar that sustains the plate, but cannot save Sector 7. The town is completely destroyed, killing the entire population of both parts of the sector, and the AVALANCHE members, Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie. Cloud, Tifa, and Barret Wallace all manage to escape.
Denzel is one of the few to survive the destruction, although he is orphaned. Together with other orphans, he joined in a band called Triple S, and made a living by selling scrap metal from the ruins of Sector 7 to the builders of the new city of Edge.
In Final Fantasy VII Sector 7 contains a lot of dummied dialogue that can only be accessed by hacking into the game data. Originally the scenes at Sector 7 contained more interaction between the AVALANCHE members and Cloud, references to Sephiroth, and even a glimpse of him via dream sequences, signs of Cloud's mental instability, and allusions to the nature of Materia.
One well-known hidden scene is where Tifa and Cloud talk outside 7th Heaven bar, Cloud vowing he is leaving AVALANCHE to settle the score with Sephiroth for what he did to Nibelheim, and Tifa being surprised Cloud knows so much about the incident. In the final game the scenes are shorter and leave out a lot of exposition and plot elements, to be introduced later in the game.
Support Pillar (Lower)Edit
Support Pillar (Upper)Edit
- Aero Combatant
- Aero Combatant x2
- Aero Combatant x2 (Back attack)
- Aero Combatant x2 (Ambush)
- Turks:Reno (Boss)
|"Under the Rotting Pizza" from Final Fantasy VII|
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On first coming to Sector 7, the first background music to play is "Under the Rotting Pizza" (腐ったピザの下で, Kusatta Piza no Shita De?), also known as "Underneath the Rotting Pizza". After Cloud accepts the mission to destroy the Sector 5 Reactor, the background music changes to "Barret's Theme" (バレットのテーマ, Baretto no Tēma?). Finally, during the final visit to Sector 7, the normal battle theme, "Those Who Fight" (闘う者達, Tatakau Monotachi?, lit. "Those Who Fight"), plays.
- According to an NPC conversation with one of Johnny's friends, the Sector 7 slums used to have a giant TV monitor like the one seen in the Sector 5 slums, but Barret shot it up when President Shinra was on. The remains of the shot-up TV monitor can be seen in the upper-left-hand corner of the map, behind the 7th Heaven.
- The crossroads area outside the pillar has the bottom section always cut off by two guards. By hacking the game one can find out the bottom path actually leads to the Sector 6 playground, but this route can never be taken in-game.