- “...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. It also appears in some form in On the Way to a Smile: Episode Denzel, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Dirge of Cerberus -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 AVALANCHE's home base and an unrevisitable location. The most prominent location is Tifa Lockhart's 7th Heaven bar. Denzel was born on Sector 7 Plate. 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.
In 1992, Ifalna arrives on the Sector 7 Slums train station with her daughter Aeris, but passes away entrusting her daughter to a passerby called Elmyra Gainsborough, who had come to the station to wait for her husband who was away at the Wutai War. Elmyra's husband never returned, and she took Aeris home with her to Sector 5 Slums.
In October of 0007 Tifa finds a delirious Cloud from the Sector 7 Slums train station and is startled. Cloud snaps out of his stupor and recognizes Tifa. Though the reunion of the childhood friends is joyous, Tifa notes a strangeness in him, as Cloud claims they last saw each other five years ago, whereas Tifa knows it to be longer than that. To keep an eye on him and to discover the reason behind Cloud's inconsistent memories, Tifa convinces Cloud to stay with the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE that she is also a member, whose hideout is at the Sector 7 Slums.
In December AVALANCHE, along with their newly hired mercenary – Cloud – bomb Sector 1 Reactor and retreat to the Sector 7 Slums to avoid capture by the Shinra Electric Power Company. Cloud and Tifa reminisce about the promise Cloud made to her before he left their hometown of Nibelheim, and Tifa convinces him to fight alongside AVALANCHE.
The next morning Cloud can spend time shopping in slums' 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 destroyed, killing the entire population of both parts of the sector, and the AVALANCHE members Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, while Cloud, Tifa, and Barret Wallace escape.
Denzel is one of the few to survive the destruction, having lived on the upper Plate of Sector 7 with his family, but 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 Slums contain 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.
The General Store in Final Fantasy VII can only be accessed just before the events on the pillar. The Iron Bangle armor can only be bought here, and the player will never be able to get additional copies once Sector 7 becomes inaccessible.
Final Fantasy VIIEdit
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit
|Fire Ring||3,000 gil|
|Fire Armlet||3,000 gil|
|Ice Ring||3,000 gil|
|Ice Armlet||3,000 gil|
|Lightning Ring||3,000 gil|
|Lightning Armlet||3,000 gil|
|Dragon Armlet||20,000 gil|
|Wizard Bracelet||80,000 gil|
|Element Blade||20,000 gil|
|Brigand's Gloves||10,000 gil|
|Mog's Armlet||10,000 gil|
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|
|Trouble with the audio sample?|
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.