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A coldhearted former hero who wields an extremely long sword.
Dissidia 012 description
A legendary member of SOLDIER once revered as a hero.
Dissidia Final Fantasy description

Sephiroth is a Warrior of Chaos in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He also appears in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and its arcade version. He is a legendary SOLDIER operative who wields an impossibly long blade with great ease. One day, he discovered the secrets of his past and went insane. In battle, he combines long reach with swift swordplay that crushes opponents in the blink of an eye. Standing apart from the other antagonists, Sephiroth has little interest in either destroying the world or ruling it, working towards a separate goal. His immediate desire is to face his archrival, Cloud, whose emotions he manipulates to force him into battle, sometimes for no reason other than to fight him.

Profile Edit

Appearance Edit

Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Sephiroth alts

In the original Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Sephiroth's default appearance is based on his appearanceSephiroth AC CGI artwork in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII with some changes to resemble Yoshitaka Amano's artwork of himAmanoSeph; his belt is ornate and decorated with beads, he wears a bracelet with similar beads on his right wrist, and his pauldrons have a different design. He wears white and lavender sashes under his coat, both a reference to Amano's design and to his wingsSafer sephirothFFVII as Safer∙Sephiroth‎.

Sephiroth's first alternate outfit, "Executioner", is based on his appearanceSephiroth Final BossFFVII in the final scripted battle in Final Fantasy VII, leaving him shirtless with black pants being colored lighter than the original.

Sephiroth's second alternate outfit, "Custom Coat", is based on his Tetsuya Nomura artworkSephiroth-FFVIIArt for Final Fantasy VII. He wears a less elaborate coat with no sashes or beads, a different belt with the original SOLDIER logo, differently styled bangs and different pauldrons.

Like Cloud and Squall, Sephiroth's DLC outfit, "Kingdom Hearts Gear", is his appearanceSephiroth - Kingdom Hearts Artwork from the first Kingdom Hearts. Sephiroth's coat flares out behind him and has a tattered appearance. The linings of his coat are red, and he has red wing-like protrusions from his wrists. His hair and pauldrons are styled in the same manner as his Final Fantasy VII alt outfit, and he has a higher collar. Sephiroth's wing, which is always present in Kingdom Hearts, is only present in his EX Mode, and is dark blue and black with a stylized design. This outfit is available for download on the PlayStation Store.

His manikin version, Imaginary Champion, is light blue.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

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  • Operative of Legend I - Default coloration. An updated version of his main Dissidia appearance and Yoshitaka Amano art.
  • Operative of Legend II - 1st alternate coloration. Recolors Sephiroth's hair white, and his sash both under his coat and right pauldron are colored red. It is based on Messam Elmdore from Final Fantasy Tactics, who in turn was based on Sephiroth.
  • Operative of Legend III - 2nd alternate coloration. Recolors his sashes black, and his coat maroon. Based on Genesis RhapsodosGenesisCGModel-CrisisCore from Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, another character whose appearance was based on Sephiroth's.
1st Alternate Costume
  • One-Winged Angel I - Default coloration. An updated version of his "Kingdom Hearts Gear" DLC outfit from Dissidia 012. His hair is based on his Kingdom Hearts II design, while his single black and blue wing is retained, due to EX Mode being reworked into EX Skill.
  • One-Winged Angel II - 1st alternate coloration. Colors the inlay of his coat silver, his chest belt brown, the wing design on his wrists fuchsia, and his large black wing with a fuchsia gradient on the feathers.
  • One-Winged Angel III - 2nd alternate coloration. Colors his chest belt black, the inlay of his coat and wing design on his wrists colored gold, and his large wing with a golden gradient on the feathers.
Weapons

Sephiroth equips katanas and greatswords:

  • Masamune - Default weapon. The blade is slightly shorter than it was in the PlayStation Portable Dissidia games.
  • Mako Katana - 1st alternate weapon. An industrial blade which bears the Shinra logo and a Mako glow on the guard.
  • Cetra Blade - 2nd alternate weapon. A large saber with a more ornate black and white blade. The handguard resembles black feathers, commonly associated with Sephiroth.
  • Second Coming - 3rd alternate weapon. A more wild sword with a unique wavy and jagged gold blade, with the guard featuring a snake eye at its center.

The alternate weapons have not appeared in the Final Fantasy series prior, and are original designs for Sephiroth in the Dissidia series. The Mako Katana is based on the time Sephiroth served Shinra, and resembles the blades wielded by Weiss in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. The Cetra Blade is named after the Ancients he initially believed to be descended from, and is similar in design to Genesis Rhapsodos's rapier. The Second Coming is in reference to the initial days of the Jenova War upon his supposed return; the snake eye on the guard and wavy blade refer to the Midgar Zolom encountered during the party's pursuit of Sephiroth.

Sephiroth's default player name is Nameless Hero, and his manikin counterpart is renamed Ethereal Savior.

Personality Edit

As disorder grows in strength, I seem to be regaining my memory. I once took my own life... Perhaps to find a lasting truth beyond this world's illusions.
—Sephiroth

Much like his appearance in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth is calm and detached. He is disinterested in the battle between Cosmos and Chaos, preferring to only fight to test the other warriors (with the exception of Cloud), and work toward his own goals. Sephiroth is insightful, aware of Golbez's true intentions, and knowng of his own nature as a tool in the cycles of war.

In Dissidia 012, Sephiroth does not possess many memories, and desires to fight Cloud to regain them. To his frustration, he cannot do so due to the Warriors of Chaos forbidding him to fight against one another. Under Kefka's guidance he attacks Tifa, though disappointed she does not remember him. Following Cloud's intervention, he swears that he will have his revenge regardless of their circumstances.

In Dissidia NT, Sephiroth recognizes the threat of the planesgorgers early on, but conceals it from the warriors of Materia.

Story Edit

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Treachery of the Gods Edit

Dissidia012

Sephiroth in Opening

Sephiroth fighting Tifa in the opening FMV.

At an unknown point in the cycles of battle, Sephiroth ended up joining the fray. Although formally a member of Chaos's faction, Sephiroth has no interest in the battle between chaos and harmony, and instead only cares for regaining his memories. In Prologus, Sephiroth is the third Warrior of Chaos whom Lightning and the Warrior of Light face. He asks the Cloud of Darkness to lend some of her powers in the battle, stating that he has some interest in her abilities. After the battle, he comments to the two Warriors of Cosmos that they did not give it their all. He advises them to put up a good fight next time, as otherwise there is no meaning for them to exist in the world they are in.

During the war, Kefka comes across Sephiroth and tells him that as the warriors fight, their lost memories return to them, and they return faster when fighting someone from their own world. As Sephiroth is forbidden to fight Cloud since he is a Warrior of Chaos as well, Kefka suggests he attack Tifa. Because Cloud remembers her, he may intervene, and Sephiroth will have reason to dispatch both of them and recover his memories.

Also remembering Tifa, Sephiroth defeats her, recovering many of his memories, but realizes there are still more to obtain. He pities Tifa when he deduces she does not remember him. Cloud arrives, having been alerted to the battle by Kefka, and attacks Sephiroth who prepares to kill Tifa. Though Sephiroth is defeated, he escapes, telling Cloud he will return to take his life in return for his betrayal later.

Light to All Edit

Dissidia

Sephiroth wol fight

Sephiroth fights Warrior of Light after injuring Firion.

During the previous cycle of war, Sephiroth took his own life in front of the Emperor. Though the other servants of Chaos do not understand why, Sephiroth did this to regain his full memories, as well as to find out if he was just a manikin with his memories, or the real deal (he later confirms he is indeed the real Sephiroth). As a result, Sephiroth remembers his ties to Cloud and goads him into taking the path he chooses for him to take. To that end, Sephiroth attacks his allies Tidus, Cecil, and Firion, and steals Firion's rose.

Firion pursues Sephiroth to the Planet's Core, losing to him before the Warrior of Light arrives and sends him back to Cecil and Tidus while he battles Sephiroth. Although the Warrior defeats Sephiroth, he is unable to subdue him, making the latter realize that Cloud is the one meant to defeat him. Sephiroth questions the Warrior's reason for fighting—to end the war—and accuses him of finding pleasure in the fighting as he does. Sensing Cloud is near, Sephiroth leaves to meet with him.

Sephiroth fights Cloud

Sephiroth fights Cloud.

Sephiroth approaches Cloud and prepares to battle him, but Cloud refuses to fight, claiming a battle would be pointless. Sephiroth asks if Cloud would fight him if he had a reason, and shows him Firion's rose. Worried about what Sephiroth has done to his friends, Cloud follows Sephiroth to the Planet's Core. Sephiroth tells Cloud he acts like he wants a reason for fighting, but makes no effort to find such a reason, which is why he eagerly accepts the motivations and reasons of others as his own. Accusing Cloud of being a puppet who cannot act on his own, Sephiroth offers to continue to give Cloud reasons to fight, which Cloud refuses. The two battle, and Cloud defeats Sephiroth and finds his Crystal. Sephiroth warns that taking the Crystal will mean Cloud will continue to be drawn into a battle, a fate he accepts. Sephiroth departs, telling Cloud he will always pull his strings, and to remember Cloud only obtained his Crystal with Sephiroth's guidance.

Later, the Emperor and Ultimecia offer Sephiroth a role in their plan to rule existence. Sephiroth refuses, and leaves when the two turn their attention to the spying Bartz nearby.

After Cosmos is destroyed, and with Chaos's power growing, Sephiroth comes across an idea: to merge soul with the core of the world as Chaos begins to destroy them, and become a god. Cloud and Sephiroth confront each other again, Sephiroth telling Cloud he is infected by a disease—hope. Cloud says it is something he must endure to keep going and the two battle. Cloud prevails and insists he is no longer tied to Sephiroth. Sephiroth vanishes in a flash of light, telling Cloud that his shadow is burned into his heart, and he will continue to return as long as Cloud is who he is. He has fully regained his memories, which motivate his final actions, although it is left unclear whether he intended to end the war for good, or if he wanted to ensure a continuation of the cycles of war.

Official Quests Edit

Sephiroth is the focus of two official quests. "Sephiroth's Quest 012: The Hero's Memory" focuses on Sephiroth's actions in the twelfth cycle after his battles with Cloud and Tifa. Now remembering Jenova as his "mother" and the concept of the Lifestream, Sephiroth thinks the cycle of war is similar, as the slain warriors are purified and reborn in the next cycle without memories. Sephiroth suspects that there could be numerous other warriors in past cycles who were not revived, and when he learns of the origins of the manikins, wonders if this is the fate of such warriors. Sephiroth kills himself, represented by him fighting another Sephiroth, and fades away wondering what fate awaits him in the next cycle, if he will be reborn or cast aside as useless.

In "Sephiroth's Quest 013: Shape of the World", Sephiroth awakens in the thirteenth cycle. Despite being purified of his memories like the other defeated warriors, he retains a weak grasp of the events of the previous cycle, remembering Cloud as a warrior of Chaos who was reluctant to fight. Informed that his archrival has switched sides to fight for Cosmos, Sephiroth attacks Firion, Cecil, and Tidus to steal Firion's wild rose, planning to use it to goad Cloud into fighting him again.

Rebirth of the cycles Edit

DissidiaNT Sephiroth is among the villains summoned by Spiritus for the new war. Shantotto stumbles upon Sephiroth with the Cloud of Darkness and Kefka heading to meet Spiritus. In response to Cloud of Darkness's retort that Kefka "never changes" in regards to his glee at death and doom, Sephiroth says beings like Kefka thrive in the ensuing chaos.

Sephiroth attempts to ambush Bartz while the latter fights Exdeath (none of whom are aware that Materia and Spiritus had summoned them back). His attack is blocked by Cloud, with Sephiroth acknowledging his rival has indeed returned to the conflict. As the planesgorgers arrive Exdeath deduces this was Sephiroth's plan. Cloud charges at Sephiroth and demands to know what he did. Sephiroth departs with Exdeath, leaving a cryptic hint to Cloud that "soon, [the Warriors of Spiritus and Materia's] goals will align", citing they'll meet again once they do.

Sephiroth aligns with the Emperor to find summons, and duels with Terra Branford at Midgar. After subduing her, he attempts to finish her off, but a hail of spells sent by Kuja forces him to back off. After Kuja heals her, the two, along with Zidane, fight Sephiroth and the Emperor. They are interrupted by planesgorgers, with Sephiroth remarking their conflict has "awakened the beast" and retreats at the Emperor's command.

True to Sephiroth's predictions, the Warriors of Materia and Spiritus call a truce to stop Shinryu and stage a mock battle to draw the dragon into the open. Sephiroth fights Lightning among raining rubble, knocking her gunblade away, although Noctis retrieves it and returns it to her. Once Shinryu finally awakens, Sephiroth joins in the final assault against the dragon god, and finally bests him. With the battle finally over, Sephiroth departs to his homeworld, leaving behind a crystal imbued with his essence for Spiritus to use in his place.

Spoilers end here.

Gameplay Edit

Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Sephiroth uses a Focused Blade style, bombarding his enemies with swift sword attacks that often use links similar to "just frame" or one-frame links seen in other fighting games. His Bravery attacks hit multiple times with a single button press, and hitting Circle again will continue the combo. Pressing it too soon prevents Sephiroth from finishing the first strike before moving on to the second, mitigating overall damage. Timing is crucial to maximizing Sephiroth's power. When properly timed his melee strikes are powerful, though even then, he lacks ranged capabilities. Sephiroth's ground speed is fairly fast, but he is not as fast as other characters. His HP attacks are versatile and hit over a wide area around him, but are weaker at long range.

Boss Edit

In Dissidia, Sephiroth is fought in Destiny Odyssey I and VII, Shade Impulse, Distant Glory, and Inward Chaos.

In Dissidia 012, he is fought in Report #5, Beyond Doubt, Champions of her Will, and Conclusion of the Cycle chapters of Story Mode.

Attacks Edit

Bravery Attacks Edit
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Reaper Ground 30 (15) 120 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Reaper
Attack the opponent with three sword swings that hit multiple times.
Shadow Flare
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 120 Ranged Low None Magical Initial DFF Shadow Flare
Summon four orbs of darkness around the opponent that converge upon them.
Fervent Blow Ground 30 (15) 120 Ranged LowSword blows
Melee LowEnergy waves
Wall Rush Physical Level 24 DFF Fervent Blow
Swing sword to fire multiple energy blades. If they hit the opponent, lunge forward and slash them away.
Sudden Cruelty Aerial 30 (15) 180 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Sudden Cruelty
Two-hit aerial combo that knocks the opponent away.
Oblivion Aerial 30 (15) 180 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Level 4 DFF Oblivion
A lunging slash that hits multiple times. Will track the opponent vertically before lunging at them.
Godspeed Aerial 30 (15) 180 Ranged LowSword blows
Melee LowEnergy waves
Wall Rush Physical Level 8 DFF Godspeed
Swing sword to fire multiple energy blades. If they hit the opponent, lunge and knock them down.
Shadow Flare
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 180 Ranged Low None Magical Level 19 DFF Shadow Flare
Summon four orbs of darkness around the opponent and converge upon them.
Dissidia 012
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Reaper Ground 30 (15) 100 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Reaper
Attack the opponent with three sword slashes that hit multiple times.
Shadow Flare
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 80 Ranged Low None Magical Initial DFF Shadow Flare
Summon four orbs of darkness that surrounds the opponent and converge on them.
Transience Ground 30 (15) 80 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical
Magical
Level 8 Sephiroth Transience
A quick, short-ranged sword slash that hits multiple times before knocking the opponent away.
Fervent Blow Ground 30 (15) 100 Ranged LowSword blows
Melee LowEnergy waves
Wall Rush Physical Level 32 DFF Fervent Blow
Swing sword and fire multiple energy blades. If they hit the opponent, lunge forward and knock them away.
Sudden Cruelty Aerial 30 (15) 100 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Sudden Cruelty
Attack the opponent with two sword slashes that hit multiple times.
Oblivion Aerial 30 (15) 100 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Level 4 DFF Oblivion
Charge forward hitting the opponent multiple times, then knock them downward.
Godspeed Aerial 30 (15) 100 Ranged LowSword blows
Melee LowEnergy waves
Wall Rush Physical Level 16 DFF Godspeed
Swing sword and fire multiple energy blades. If they hit the opponent, lunge forward and knock them downward.
Shadow Flare
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 80 Ranged Low None Magical Level 24 DFF Shadow Flare
Summon four orbs of darkness that surrounds the opponent and converge on them.


HP Attacks Edit
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Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Octaslash
(ground)
Ground 40 (20) 300 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Octaslash
A multi-hit slash attack. Has good tracking.
Scintilla
(ground)
Ground 40 (20) 300 Block Mid
Melee MidBravery hits
Melee HighHP hit
Block
Wall Rush
Physical Initial DFF Scintilla
Block opponents' attacks, then counterattack with a lunging strike that stuns the opponent before striking them a second time.
Black Materia Ground 40 (20) 300 Ranged High Wall RushFully Charged Magical Level 33 DFF Black Materia1
DFF Black Materia2
Hold Square to charge energy and summon a meteor to hit the opponent. Uncharged, the meteor is flung from above Sephiroth very quickly, but has short range. Fully Charged, the meteor descends from above the opponent slowly, pushing them downwards and exploding upon contact with the ground.
Hell's Gate Aerial 40 (20) 300 Melee High None Physical Initial DFF Hell's Gate
Rise into the air and descend to stab the opponent and drive them down. If stopped in the air, unleash a circular wave of energy around Sephiroth. If it comes in contact with the ground, create a fissure of stone spikes that has a high reach into the air.
Octaslash
(midair)
Aerial 40 (20) 300 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Level 13 DFF Octaslash
A multi-hit slash attack. Has good tracking.
Scintilla
(midair)
Aerial 40 (20) 300 Block Mid
Melee MidBravery hits
Melee HighHP hit
Block
Wall Rush
Physical Level 28 DFF Scintilla
Block opponents' attacks, then counterattack with a lunging strike that stuns the opponent before striking them a second time.
Heaven's Light Aerial 40 (20) 300 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Level 38 Dissidia Sephiroth Heaven's Light
Swing sword and charge upwards on an angle.
Dissidia 012
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Octaslash
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Octaslash
Quickly charge forward while slashing the opponent multiple times. Has good tracking.
Scintilla
(ground)
Ground 30 (15) 130 Block Mid
Melee High
Block
Wall Rush
Physical Initial DFF Scintilla
Guard against attacks, then swing sword to hit multiple times, stunning them before striking a second time. Second strike hits over a large horizontal area.
Black Materia Ground 30 (15) 150 Ranged High Wall RushFully Charged Magical Level 28 DFF Black Materia1
DFF Black Materia2
Hold Square to charge energy and summon a meteor to hit opponents. Uncharged, the meteor is flung from above Sephiroth very quickly, but has short range. Fully Charged, the meteor descends from above the opponent slowly, pushing them downwards and exploding upon contact with the ground.
Hell's Gate Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee High None Physical Initial DFF Hell's Gate
Hold Square to swing sword and rapidly descend to stab opponents and drive them down. Release button to stop and unleash a circular wave of energy around Sephiroth. Creates a fissure that sends rocks up into the air on impact with the ground.
Octaslash
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Level 12 DFF Octaslash
Quickly charge forward while slashing multiple times. Has good tracking.
Scintilla
(midair)
Aerial 30 (15) 130 Block Mid
Melee High
Block
Wall Rush
Physical Level 20 DFF Scintilla
Guard against attacks, then swing sword to hit multiple times, stunning them before striking a second time. Second strike hits over a large horizontal area.
Heaven's Light Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Level 36 Dissidia Sephiroth Heaven's Light
Swing sword and charge upwards on an angle.


EX Mode Edit

Sephiroth EX Mode Full
Dissidia Final Fantasy - Sephiroth's EX Burst

Dissidia Final Fantasy - Sephiroth's EX Burst

Super Nova

Sephiroth's EX Mode is Reunion, in which he gains a single black wing over his right shoulder as seen in Advent Children and the Kingdom Hearts series. In EX Mode Sephiroth gains the abilities "Glide" and "Heartless Angel". Glide lets Sephiroth fly through the air by holding X, while Heartless Angel is a special attack usable by holding Right shoulder button and Square. The attack has a long charge time, but if successful it instantly saps the opponent's Bravery to one. The attack will not work if Sephiroth is inflicted with Break status when the attack finishes charging, but it will ignore protective summon effects like Demon Wall or Alexander. In which, with the latter summon, Heartless Angel will force the opponent to have a Bravery freeze of 1.

Sephiroth's EX Burst is Super Nova. The player must repeatedly tap circle to fill the Limit meter. Successfully filling the meter will have Sephiroth slash his opponent towards the sun, and as it grows to giant size, the opponent is consumed into a hellish inferno while Sephiroth stands in front of the screen posing during the "Nibelheim Incident". Failing to fill the meter will have Sephiroth perform a normal sword slash.

Equipment Edit

Sephiroth can equip Katanas, Spears, Shields, Gauntlets, Helms, Light Armor, and Heavy Armor. In Dissidia 012, Sephiroth can no longer equip Spears, but he can equip Greatswords and Chestplates.

Exclusive Weapons Edit
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Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Masamune Blade 53 ATK +37 Damage +5%. Trade: 15460 gil, Uchigatana, Wyvern Horn x3, Oath Shard x2
Masamune 95 ATK +64 Damage +10%. Trade: 29570 gil, Masamune Blade, Beastlord Horn x5, Oath Crystal x3
One-Winged Angel 100 ATK +69 Damage +15%.
Minor Sneak Attack Effect.
Trade: 31920 gil, Masamune, Life of the Planet x5, Oath Orb x5
Dissidia 012
Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Masamune Blade 30 BRV +41
ATK +40
DEF -2
Damage +5%. Trade: 61000 gil, Claymore, Scarletite x1, Champion's Desire x5
Masamune 90 BRV +34
ATK +63
DEF -1
Damage +7%. Trade: 158,000 gil, Masamune Blade, Electrum x1, Champion's Dream x5
One-Winged Angel 100 BRV +39
ATK +68
DEF -1
Damage +10%.
Minor Anti-EX Effect.
Trade: 182,800 gil, Masamune, Life of the Planet x1, Champion's Hopes x5

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

Type: Vanguard - Pressing R1 at the right time after a bravery attack will allow Sephiroth to perform a dash cancel with less startup.
EX Skill: Jenova - Create an aura around Sephiroth that slows down any affected enemies.

AbilitiesEdit

Move Damage Input Type Power Frame Data Image
Telluric Fury Bravery DFF2015 II IconDFF2015 Right IIDFF2015 Right IIDFF2015 Right II Ground DFF2015 Trembling Earth
Move forward while slashing any nearby foe with your sword. A properly timed dash cancel out of this move will have no startup. (Opponent cannot recover during combo)
Aeolian Onslaught Bravery DFF2015 Up + II IconDFF2015 Right II Ground DFF2015 Gust
Move forward rapidly with two forceful swings of your sword. A properly timed dash cancel out of this move will have no startup.
Shadow Flare Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon Ground DFF2015 Shadow Flare
Spawn a magic force that sucks in nearby foes before exploding.
Empyrean Wrath Bravery DFF2015 II IconDFF2015 Right IIDFF2015 Right IIDFF2015 Right II Aerial DFF2015 Surging Sky
Move forward while slashing any nearby foe with your sword. A properly timed dash cancel out of this move will have no startup. (Opponent cannot recover during combo)
Aeolian Onslaught Bravery DFF2015 Up + II IconDFF2015 Right II Aerial DFF2015 Gust
Move forward rapidly with two forceful cuts of your sword. A properly timed dash cancel out of this move will have no startup.
Zanshin Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon Aerial DFF2015 Zanshin
Slash your sword in the air, emitting three waves of energy at your foe. (Can move while performing)
Heaven's Light Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Rush DFF2015 Heaven's Light
Charge into your foe and follow up with an upward strike. A properly timed dash cancel out of this move will have no startup.
Hell's Gate Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon Rush DFF2015 Hell's Gate
Aim your sword downward and plunge into your opponent. Hold Circle to continue your descent until you reach the ground. A properly timed dash cancel out of this move will have no startup.
Scintilla HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Scintilla
Generate a shield that counters bravery attacks, then lunge forward and pursue foes after countering.
Heartless Angel HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Sephiroth Heartless Angel
Send a nearby for flying with your sword's corrupt energy and afflict Doom on a successful hit.
Black Materia HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Black Materia
Call down a massive meteor to crush foes from a distance.
Octaslash HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Octaslash
Attack a nearby foe with a whirlwind of slashes and finish with a downward stroke.
Jenova EX Skill DFF2015 I Icon DFF2015 Jenova
Create an aura around yourself that temporarily slows the movement of enemies near you.

Gallery Edit

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Allusions Edit

  • Most of Sephiroth's moves are allusions from the games and other media in which he appeared on:
    • Hell's Gate is an aerial downward stab based on the attack he used to kill Aerith Gainsborough.
    • Octaslash is Sephiroth's special attack and Zack Fair's Digital Mind Wave in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
    • Shadow Flare, Heartless Angel, and Super Nova are three of Safer∙Sephiroth's attacks in Final Fantasy VII, though the Dissidia version of Shadow Flare is based on the Kingdom Hearts version.
    • Oblivion is based on one of Sephiroth's attacks in the Kingdom Hearts series, where he dashes past Sora and strikes him multiple times.
    • Black Materia, when fully charged, represents Meteor, which Sephiroth cast using the Black Materia to harm the planet to draw out the Lifestream. The uncharged versions resemble the Comet spell.
    • His aerial block stance in the two Dissidia games is based on the manner he blocked Cloud's charge at his first scene in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, after Kadaj initiated the Reunion, but the only difference is that Sephiroth is on the ground in the movie, while he is airborne in the game.
  • The "disease" Sephiroth mentions in Shade Impulse refers to Geostigma, which Cloud was infected with in Advent Children.
  • In a conversation with Garland, Sephiroth reveals he killed himself in the previous war against Cosmos to ascertain the true nature of life and free his spirit from flesh to become more powerful. This refers to the Nibelheim Incident, where Sephiroth was "killed" and traveled the Lifestream, emerging years later as a more powerful being.
  • Some of Sephiroth's victory lines came from Advent Children:
    • "I will never be a memory", is what he says when Cloud defeats him.
    • His line in Shade Impulse "On your knees! I want you to beg for forgiveness", and his defeat line "Where did you find this strength?", were said to Cloud during their battle.
    • His greeting to Cloud in Destiny Odyssey VII, "Good to see you, Cloud", is his greeting to Cloud in Advent Children.
    • His line before their battle at the end of Destiny Odyssey VII, "If it's despair you want, then I shall provide", is a paraphrase of another line during his battle with Cloud in Advent Children, "I've thought of wonderful present for you. Shall I give you despair?" The line is also referred to at the beginning of his EX Burst, when he says, "I bring you despair".
  • His EX Mode, Reunion, refers to the Reunion Theory, the process in which Jenova reassembles itself, after being destroyed or its cells scattered.
  • When defeated by a character other than Cloud in Shade Impulse, Sephiroth says he will go on a journey as "his Mother did", and create a shining future in the Promised Land, paralleling his conversation with Cloud in Advent Children.
  • Firion's intro line against Sephiroth refers to the party chasing Jenova taking on the form of Sephiroth for majority of Final Fantasy VII.
  • Several of Sephiroth's victory and defeat lines refer to lines he uses in Final Fantasy VII. "Stop pretending you're sad", was said to Cloud after Sephiroth murdered Aerith. "Open a new door" and "You will live again as part of me" refer to his lines to Tseng and Elena in the Temple of the Ancients. "So how does it feel?" and "What should I be sad about?" are lines to Cloud during the initial Nibelheim flashback sequence. His intro to Cloud, "You ignorant traitor", is taken from Cloud's flashback of the Nibelheim Incident.
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Compilation scenes recreated in Dissidia.

  • In the cutscene of Cloud's battle with Sephiroth in Destiny Odyssey VII, several scenes allude to titles in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. The scene where Cloud crosses the Buster Sword over the Masamune is identical to part of Sephiroth's battle with Cloud in the Nibel Reactor in Crisis Core. After being knocked back, Cloud descends after Sephiroth, who rights himself and knocks Cloud through the air, a reference to Sephiroth's first scene in Advent Children. When Cloud lands, the camera pans along the Masamune up to Sephiroth's face, similar to the climax of their Advent Children battle. Finally, as the two face off at the end of the scene, the camera angles and poses are identical to their scripted battle at the end of Final Fantasy VII.
  • One of Sephiroth's weapons, Masamune Blade, is the item that can acquired from the Gold Saucer on Final Fantasy VII but has no use. The Masamune is Sephiroth's signature weapon. The One-Winged Angel is named after Sephiroth's iconic theme, a naming convention shared with Kefka's strongest weapon, Dancing Mad.
  • During his defeat in Shade Impulse, Sephiroth vanishes in a flash of golden light rather than dark light as most of the Warriors of Chaos, similar to how he vanishes at the end of the Final Fantasy VII.
  • The trade accessory needed for Sephiroth's One-Winged Angel, "Life of the Planet", is given the following description: "You chose to believe, even if it wasn't true... That's all". This refers to Sephiroth's mistaken impression of being an Ancient and subsequent refusal to abandon his delusions of superiority after learning that he is not one.
  • Sephiroth's statement to the Warrior of Light, regarding how only Cloud can defeat him, mirrors a statement he made to Sora in Kingdom Hearts II. His statement to Cloud regarding how Sephiroth will always be a part of him is also from Kingdom Hearts II. One of his defeat lines, "The Planet has forsaken me," is similar to what Sephiroth says when Sora defeats him in the Platinum Match in Kingdom Hearts. One of his victory exclaims in Dissidia 012, "Know your place," is what he says in his boss battle in Kingdom Hearts II when he shifts into the second phase of his attack pattern.
  • Sephiroth's response to Cloud's statement of "What I want most, I'll find myself!" being "You are nothing... but a puppet" refers to what Sephiroth tells Cloud before transforming into Jenova∙LIFE, and what Jenova herself tells Cloud in the aftermath of the battle.
  • Before Cloud joins the fight between Sephiroth and Tifa in Dissidia 012, Sephiroth points his sword directly at her, similarly to when Tifa intervened in Sephiroth and Cloud's battle in Kingdom Hearts II.
    • In the same scene, Cloud placing his Buster Sword on Sephiroth's neck resembles a scene where Zack did the same to Sephiroth during the Nibelheim Incident.
  • When fighting the Emperor in Dissidia and Dissidia 012, Sephiroth states "I am the chosen one" and "I will rule the planet!" respectively. This is what Sephiroth said to Zack Fair during their fight in the Nibel Reactor.
  • The manner he strikes Squall in the opening FMV of Dissidia resembles the ending cutscene of Sephiroth's battle with Zack at the Nibel Reactor, in which Sephiroth performs a mid-air slashing cut, hitting the opponent's sword.
  • His debut trailer for the 2015 arcade version of Dissidia has four allusions to his past appearances:
    • The first few seconds have it zooming through areas of Midgar with images of Sephiroth and Cloud flashing each time, in the manner as during the final duel between the two in Final Fantasy VII.
    • Sephiroth and Cloud rushing at each other and locking blades while glaring at each other just before the title card for Sephiroth is unveiled, is based on their first moves in the Kingdom Hearts rereleases in the cutscene depicting Sephiroth and Cloud encountering in the Olympus Coliseum.
    • The battleground used in the trailer, Midgar, refers to their fight during Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
    • Sephiroth's pose in the ending is based on his victory pose in Final Fantasy VII when acting as a guest character in flashbacks, as well as a similar pose when winning the play-duel between himself and Genesis/Angeal in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
  • His appearance when about to fight Terra have him slashing a scaffolding multiple times before flying through the resulting debris, alluding to how he carved up a simulated version of the Sister Ray during his duel with Genesis in a similar manner in Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core. Similarly, Terra when knocked back briefly fired fire spells at Sephiroth, similar to how Genesis did so.
  • Elements of his fight with Lightning (and to a lesser extent, Noctis) in the climax to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT resemble portions of his fight against Cloud in Advent Children, and to a lesser extent Crisis Core.
  • One of his custom quotes has him saying "Mother...", alluding to his obsession with Jenova in the Compendium for Final Fantasy VII and his belief that Jenova was his mother after going insane.
  • One of Sephiroth's poses when starting a match in Dissidia NT has him tap his head and swing his sword to his left, a reference to when Genesis finishes reading LOVELESS and Sephiroth tells him he has "beaten it into his head" before their battle atop Junon's Mako Cannon in Crisis Core.

Trivia Edit

  • Sephiroth is the only Warrior of Chaos who summons his weapon in a cutscene, and does so in a flash of light like the Warriors of Cosmos. The other Warriors of Chaos are never shown summoning their weapons, and usually carry them around.
  • Like Cloud and Squall, Sephiroth's ultimate weapon in Dissidia shares its name with a Keyblade—in this case, the Keyblade Sora gets after the Coliseum battle against Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix.
  • Sephiroth is one of three Warriors of Chaos when defeated in Shade Impulse to fade away in light instead of shadows, the only others being Jecht and Kuja. Coincidentally, all three have a slightly more friendly relationship to their rivals in Dissidia NT (although to a far lesser extent in the case of Cloud and Sephiroth).