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Vincent Valentine
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Portrait FF7 - Vincent Portrait
Also known as Vince/Vinnie
Japanese name ヴィンセント・ヴァレンタイン
Romaji Vinsento Varentain
Weapon Guns
Ultimate Weapon Death Penalty
Occupation Unemployed
Birthplace Unknown
Date of Birth October 13, 1950
Age 27 (physically)
57 (chronologically, Final Fantasy VII)
59 (Advent Children)
60 (Dirge of Cerberus)
Height 6' 0"[1] (184 cm)[2]
Blood type A
Japanese voice actor Kazuhiro Nakata (Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring)
Shōgo Suzuki
English voice actor Steven Jay Blum
Final Fantasy VII Character
A mystical man, stern and upright while at the same time dark and mysterious...
—Description

Vincent Valentine is an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII, and the main protagonist of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. A former Turk with a mysterious past, Vincent's secrets tie him directly to several of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII's main antagonists.

Vincent wields handguns in battle and his Limit Breaks cause him to shapeshift as a result of the experiments Professor Hojo performed on him. His Japanese voice actor is Shōgo Suzuki, and he is voiced by Steven Jay Blum in English. Since his introduction, Vincent has become one of the most popular characters in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

It's just that you're always so cold. I thought you didn't care what was happening."
"Cold? Hmm...... I guess that's just how I am, sorry.
—Cloud and Vincent
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Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

Vincent is a man physically in his late twenties, and stands roughly six feet tall. He has crimson eyes and long black hair. He wears a red bandanna with his fringe emerging over it. Vincent's most distinctive feature is his red cloak, held in place over his shoulders and lower face by several buckles. Underneath his cape Vincent's attire is black with several straps and buckles. Vincent wears a holster for his gun against his right leg, and pointed sabatons on his feet. He wears a golden gauntlet on his left arm. His weapon of choice is the Cerberus, a three-barreled revolver. Vincent has kept this look in all his appearances, with subtle variations. Vincent was originally intended to appear in Kingdom Hearts alongside Cloud Strife, but was removed (see below), and aspects of his costume were incorporated into Cloud's design, including the tattered red cloak and gauntlet.

In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Vincent's cloak was meant to have an organic feel and was difficult to animate. The developers decided changing his costume would be conflicting with his character, so Vincent was the only character in the film to appear the same as he had in Final Fantasy VII, although there are minor changes, such as a full bodysuit, a tattered cloak and a glove completely covering his previously partially bare right arm. All of the party members sport a pink ribbon on their left arm in remembrance of Aerith. Vincent is the only one who wears the pink ribbon on his right arm due to the golden gauntlet on his left arm.

In Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, Vincent's Galian Beast and Chaos forms incorporate his design into them; Galian Beast is wearing a shorter version of Vincent's cloak as a kilt, while Chaos's feet resemble Vincent's boots.

Vincent's primary weapon in both Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- is the handgun Cerberus, named after the three-headed dog which guarded the Greek underworld for its three barrels (each of which is ornamented with a dog head in place of the iron sights). There is a key chain attached to it that bears a Cerberus-shaped charm. In the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's prologue, when the Final Fantasy VII cast is shown fighting Sephiroth all wielding their base weapons, Vincent wields the Cerberus, rather than the Quicksilver.

Vincent Portrait

Dark and brooding over his past experiences, Vincent conceals many secrets. He speaks in a cryptic manner, when he talks about his past, calling his traumas 'sins'. Despite his cold hearted personality, he is not uncaring; at a point where Cloud admits he thought Vincent does not care about the Planet, Vincent brushes off the remark. He has a soft spot for Lucrecia, referring to her as a beautiful lady. He fiercely despises Professor Hojo for his immoral actions, and it is the promise of meeting him that stirs Vincent to accompany the party in Final Fantasy VII. Vincent is reluctant to speak, although when he does, he typically has something important to say.

Kazushige Nojima has noted Vincent is naturally a loner, and had he not been a former ally of Cloud and his friends, it is unlikely he would have joined them in the battle with Bahamut SIN in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.[citation needed] His voice actor, Shōgo Suzuki, noted Vincent's few appearances have a profound impact and that Tifa's remark "they're our friends", after Vincent's arrival, shows his underlying warmth. He is noted to be similar to Cloud, only more mature, which influenced his character and voice work. Vincent was originally intended to appear in Kingdom Hearts with Cloud, but it was decided to remove him due their similar brooding personalities and aspects of his design were worked into Cloud's new design for the series, which has been used for all of Cloud's appearances in the Kingdom Hearts series thus far, with the exception of Kingdom Hearts II.

StoryEdit

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That was my sin, and this...this is my punishment.
—Vincent, referring to his inability to stop the Jenova Project.
Vincent Turk

About twenty-five to thirty years before Final Fantasy VII, Vincent was a member of the Turks, then known as Shinra Electric Power Company "Department of Administrative Research". When he was assigned to supervise the Jenova Project in Nibelheim, he fell in love with a scientist named Lucrecia Crescent, an assistant to Gast Faremis. When he discovered her link to his deceased father, Grimoire Valentine, Lucrecia distanced herself from Vincent and entered a relationship with her associate, Professor Hojo. Lucrecia became pregnant and Hojo planned to use the fetus as a test subject for the Jenova Project.

Vincent objected to the use of humans — especially Lucrecia — as test subjects. In the interest of science Lucrecia proceeded with the treatment and became sick as a result. Vincent confronted Hojo in the Shinra Mansion's underground laboratory and amidst the heated argument Hojo shot Vincent in the chest. Hojo used Vincent's half-dead body as test subject for experiments involving strengthening the endurance of the human body, and metamorphosis, enabling the body to transform into various monstrous forms. While Hojo made Vincent's body stronger, the experiments were a failure because Vincent, though still living, remained in a death-like state.

As a last resort to rehabilitate him, Lucrecia infused the Chaos-tainted Mako into his broken-down body. The procedure worked, as Vincent's body, due to Hojo's previous experiments, was strong enough to become a vessel for Chaos; however, Chaos was uncontrollable and was only stopped when the Protomateria had a reaction to Chaos. The Protomateria, discovered by Grimoire alongside Chaos, was theorized by Lucrecia to have been created by the Planet "out of necessity as a means to control Chaos and prolong its own inevitable fate", and was placed in Lucrecia's laboratory.

Lucrecia put the Protomateria inside Vincent's chest, enabling Vincent to control Chaos to a degree. As a result of Hojo's experiments and the combination with Chaos, Vincent acquired superhuman abilities, such as amplified strength, speed, endurance, agility, regeneration, shape-shifting, and other powers. Vincent awakened on the operating table and responded to his modified body with anguish and rage.

Believing himself responsible for Lucrecia's illness after Sephiroth's birth, Vincent locked himself within a coffin in the Shinra Mansion basement, where he slept mostly undisturbed for thirty years to atone for his "sins". He constantly relived his nightmare as a punishment for his inability to stop Lucrecia from submitting to Hojo's experiment on her unborn baby.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

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Vincent sleeping inside his coffin.

When Zack Fair hears groaning emanating from a coffin in the Shinra Mansion basement, he opens it and is startled to find a sleeping person. Deciding against disturbing the slumbering man, Zack replaces the cover, which locks back into place.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

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On December 19th, 0006, in Episode 19, the player's Turk and Veld search for the Support Materia for the summon Zirconiade at the Shinra Mansion. Veld awakens Vincent and despite the differences in their physical appearances, recognize each other as Vincent and Veld were contemporaries at the Turks.

Vincent helps the Turks fight AVALANCHE and displays sharp shooting skills, though he is jaded after his long sleep. The Materia is hidden in the mansion and Vincent knows of its existence; he gives it to Veld before he returns to his rest, refusing to leave with the Turks.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

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Cloud and the party discover Vincent in a locked room in the basement of Shinra Manor in Nibelheim where he is talked out of his sleep and speaks to Cloud. Cloud tells him about Sephiroth, and Vincent, knowing he was the child Lucrecia had conceived, considers it another "sin" and returns to sleep. When Cloud tries to leave, Vincent follows and asks if they will meet Hojo. Cloud confirms, and Vincent agrees to accompany the party with plans of claiming revenge.

When the party discovers Lucrecia in Lucrecia's Cave, Vincent relives memories from his past, remembering the argument between himself and Hojo over Lucrecia, and Hojo shooting Vincent and experimenting on him. When the party confronts Hojo at the controls of the Sister Ray, Vincent claims it was Hojo, not him, who was meant to sleep and atone for his crimes.

Vincent, along with Yuffie, is not present in the ending FMV due to being optional characters. Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- retcons that the two returned to Midgar early to help evacuate the city before Meteor hit, saving many lives, including a heavily-injured Rufus Shinra. This occurs following Sephiroth's defeat, while the other party members watch the events from above in the Highwind. However, in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, both are seen with the rest of the group fighting Sephiroth during the last battle.

NovellasEdit

Vincent appears in the On the Way to a Smile novella "Case of Red XIII". He leaves Cloud and the others in the Forgotten Capital with a cold "bye". During his journeys he follows a Turk helicopter and arrives at a hunter camp near Nibelheim. He shoots down Red XIII when he attacks one of the huts. He explains to Red XIII his actions were wrong and leaves.

Vincent meets Red XIII later again at the Forgotten Capital. Red XIII is scared that, due to his long lifespan, he will lose everyone he loves and live a life of loneliness. Vincent comforts him and reveals he will always be with him because he is immortal and the two agree to an annual meeting in Midgar.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children CompleteEdit

Where can I buy a phone?
—Vincent walking up to the fight with Bahamut SIN
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Vincent in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

During the year following Final Fantasy VII Vincent traveled the world, mysteriously popping in and out, retrieving information and helping those in need, keeping looser connection with his friends than the rest of the party. In 0009 he follows rumors to the Forgotten Capital, where the Remnants of Sephiroth are stationed. After Tseng and Elena were struck down and tortured by the trio at the North Crater, Vincent rescued them and helped them recover, while getting as much information about the remnants as he could.

When Kadaj fights Cloud in the Forgotten City, Vincent rushes in and opens fire at Kadaj while picking up Cloud and carrying him to safety. Resting in a remote part of the forest, Vincent tells Cloud about Geostigma and Sephiroth's impending rebirth. Cloud, still tormented over his guilt at being unable to prevent Aerith's and Zack's deaths, asks Vincent if sins are ever forgiven. Vincent replies with "I've never tried". Cloud decides to try, and tells Vincent he would "phone in the verdict".

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Vincent rescuing Cloud.

Vincent shows up with the rest of AVALANCHE for the battle against Bahamut SIN, asking Tifa where he could buy a cellphone (he apparently is the only member of AVALANCHE without one). Aboard the Shera, Vincent explains to the party Kadaj is Sephiroth's "larva form" and would become him, while Cloud duels him atop the Shinra Headquarters' remains. Although the party are eager to help, Vincent says Cloud can handle him alone.

During the bonus feature, "Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII", Vincent calls Cloud. At some point after Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Vincent purchased a cellphone, and made a point to relay a message to Yuffie that she has no right to call it.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Hmph. Guess I have no choice. It's time... to save the world.
—Vincent
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A year following the events of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, in 0010, Vincent is called into duty when the mysterious group Deepground attacks people around the world. Vincent and the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) investigate and discover Deepground is a group born from secret experiments underground the Shinra Building trying to awaken the final Weapon, Omega.

Deepground hunt Vincent because he houses the Protomateria needed to control Chaos, the harbinger of Omega. Vincent fights off the constant attacks while trying to solve the mystery of his past and gets his answers with the help of a young Tsviet named Shelke.

Deepground steals the Protomateria from Vincent's body, and Chaos becomes increasingly unstable within him. It turns out a digitized version of Hojo is the plot's mastermind, but Chaos is unleashed and defeats Hojo, Deepground, and Omega. When Vincent concludes his mission, he disappears within the Crystal Cave where Lucrecia has lain for quite some time. Cloud's party sends a befriended Shelke to retrieve Vincent, who has made his amends and forgiven himself for his "sin".

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Vincent takes control of Chaos.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- reveals that when Vincent confronted Hojo he was shot and turned into a sample for Hojo's metamorphosis experiment. The experiment left Vincent effectively immortal and with the ability to assume various demonic transformations. Hojo considered the experiment a failure because Vincent remained in an unconscious state and Hojo left him for dead. Lucrecia took Vincent's body and attempted to save him by implanting the Chaos gene within him and while Vincent was revived he became Chaos itself and had no control over the form.

The Protomateria appeared and Lucrecia used it to suppress Chaos to allow Vincent to control the transformation. In a flashback, Vincent awakes on a lab table to find himself in a Galian Beast form. Hojo reveals he inadvertently saved Vincent's life, as his experiments had strengthened Vincent's body enough to house Chaos. It seems the longer Vincent lives the more transformations he can evolve and the stronger they become.

It is ambiguous precisely what happened between Vincent's awakening in the laboratory and the beginning of his extended slumber. In a note written by Hojo in Final Fantasy VII — the first clue provided for uncovering Vincent — he claims to have put Vincent to sleep in the basement himself. While there was originally much conjecture as to whether Vincent's sleep was voluntary or induced because of his attitude toward it, and the mystery of his in-game attire and long hair, a flashback scene in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- illustrates Vincent being experimented on and then immediately put to sleep in his appearance as a Turk. His change of appearance to his current design is unexplained.

Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode -Final Fantasy VII-Edit


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RecruitmentEdit

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Vincent joins the party.

In the Shinra Mansion, the player must get the Mansion Key from the safe upstairs. The combination is RIGHT TO 36, LEFT TO 10, RIGHT TO 59, RIGHT TO 97. Following the opening of the safe, a boss called Lost Number will appear. The key can be picked up from the safe after the battle and used to open the locked cellar in the basement. Inside, the player will find coffins, and one of them contains Vincent. The player must talk about Sephiroth when Vincent asks the party a question. When the coffin closes, the player must touch the coffin again and ask his name when Vincent poses another question. As the party leaves the cavern, Vincent will join.

It is possible to recruit Vincent on disc 3 after Hojo has already been killed. Vincent will still join the party, ready to exact his revenge.

In the PC version re-release acquiring Vincent earns the player the "Vincent" achievement.

BattleEdit

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CG render of Vincent.

Vincent uses a variety of different pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles, and has rather low stats. He is, however, one of the best magic users, his Magic being second to Aeris and Cloud, and tied with Cait Sith, while his max MP is second only to Aeris. Vincent has the least HP at level 99 of all characters, and possesses only marginally more Strength than Aeris. Along with Cait Sith, Vincent has the least Vitality at the highest levels, and his Dexterity is average. He has the highest Spirit rating, along with Cloud, Aeris, and Cait Sith. Vincent's starting level is determined by the following formula: [average party level + 3].

EquipmentEdit

See also: List of Final Fantasy VII Weapons#Vincent's Guns

Vincent's default weapon is the Quicksilver pistol, which he carries in his official artwork. His ultimate weapon is the Death Penalty, whose strength increases with the number of enemies Vincent has killed. Due to an overflow glitch, with his ultimate weapon, Vincent is capable of killing even the Emerald Weapon in one shot.

Vincent's guns have mediocre Attack power, but two of them have a 255% hit rate, meaning they will never miss, and all of his guns are long range. The 255% Accuracy makes Vincent a good choice for the Deathblow Materia, which inflicts double damage but has low Accuracy—the 255% hit rate can make up for this.

Limit BreaksEdit

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Main article: Limit (Final Fantasy VII)#Vincent

Vincent's Limit Breaks are different from the others'. He has only one Limit Break for each of the four levels and when Vincent initiates a Limit Break, he turns into a constantly berserk monster and stays that way until the battle is over, win or lose. When he shifts his form, Vincent's stats increase and his HP refills, but he cannot shift back at will. Thus, while his Limit Breaks can be powerful, they are risky. If Vincent should be knocked out he will transform back to his normal form. Vincent learns his new Limit Breaks the fastest of all party members. Vincent is the only character to find both his ultimate weapon and Limit Break Level 4 in the same place: Lucrecia's Cave.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Main article: Vincent (Boss)

Vincent is fought as a boss in the Training Mode of Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

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See also: Gun Customization

Vincent's default weapon Cerberus holds eighteen rounds and fires thrice the trigger is pulled. The weapon can be upgraded to either be lighter, hold more ammo (84 rounds at most), or do more damage. Vincent acquires two other guns early in the story. One, a bolt-action rifle, is christened the "Hydra". The other, the "Griffon", resembles a Thompson machine gun, and has a rapid-fire ability, although shoots slowly enough to only shoot one bullet. Later in the game he can acquire secret "gimmicked" versions of his main weapons. The new rifle is the Bayonet Rifle, which increases the power of Vincent's melee attacks when equipped.

The new machine gun is the Blast Machine gun, which is weak and inaccurate but always knocks down enemies when an attack hits. The new handgun is a "model gun", which starts out useless, but can be upgraded into the Ultima Weapon, the second strongest gun in the game. Finally, Vincent can use the Death Penalty in the final chapter, which produces a large explosion with each shot. With the exception of the Death Penalty, all guns can be equipped with accessories, such as longer or shorter barrels, a scope, and Materia.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-'s tutorial, framed as a training session during Vincent's days as a Turk, implies his natural Limit Break increased his strength and defense for a time.

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Creation and DevelopmentEdit

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According to the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega[3] Vincent's character changed several times during development, from horror researcher to chemist to detective, and finally to a former member of the Turks. An early artwork (see gallery) of him depicts Vincent wielding a scythe rather than a handgun. Although his connection to the Turks is only mentioned once when recruiting him in Final Fantasy VII, it is explained in detail in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. In Final Fantasy VII, a deleted scene involving Cloud explaining SOLDIER to the party would have involved Vincent, who would outright state he was a former Turk who investigated "the Sephiroth project" that would lead to SOLDIER's development.

In another early draft, Vincent was a detective working on supernatural cases, most of them were bogus. His last job was investigating Shinra's secrets to expose them to the world for the benefit of a rival company. Vincent's relationship with Hojo would have gone back to the Midgar University medical department, and then the Shinra Research Lab. Using leverage with Hojo's assistant, Lucrecia, Vincent delves deeper into Hojo's work. Hojo captures Lucrecia and uses her as part of the Jenova Project and Vincent tries to rescue her, but Hojo puts him to sleep for thirty years.

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When the party finds him, Vincent has no idea what year it is or even that he has had vile experiments done to him at all. He would join the party in the hopes of getting revenge on Hojo and finding out Lucrecia's fate. The player would not know Vincent could transform into monsters, and when it happens, Vincent would be the most shocked of all. His transformations could carry outside of battle, changing cutscenes depending upon his form. In this draft, Vincent's personality was wildly different with a far more suave and talkative demeanor. He would even go out of his way to flirt with female party members of the group.

Kazushige Nojima has noted that, although Vincent does not have many scenes, when he does speak he usually has much to say. Nojima compared him to Auron, as "even though he's supposed to be a silent character, he still tends to talk a lot".

Vincent's Job Class was originally listed as "Horror-Terror (Horror Researcher)".

Musical ThemesEdit

Vincent's theme is "The Nightmare Begins". It is played in several key scenes regarding Vincent and his past, including his introduction in the Shinra Mansion basement and during his flashback about Lucrecia.

Other AppearancesEdit

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain CallEdit

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Vincent appears as a playable DLC character, wearing his original Final Fantasy VII attire, and wields the Cerberus in battle.

He is a Speed and Spell oriented character. His Limit, Satan Slam, deals damage in proportion to his Magic.

StatsEdit

Level CP HP Strength Magic Agility Luck Stamina Spirit
1 10 208 10 11 15 12 12 15
50 37 3790 76 89 117 90 90 117
99 50 5512 117 136 180 138 139 179

AbilitiesEdit

Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Blink (Lv 1) 5 Initial
Vigilance 4 Initial
Fira 14 Level 20
Blink (Lv 2) 10 Level 25
Satan Slam 18 Level 40
Aerora 14 Level 50
Libra (Lv 2) 15 Level 55
Gravity 19 Level 60
Blink (Lv 3) 15 Level 65
Firaga 25 Level 85
Aeroga 25 Level 95
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Spirit's Hymn (Lv 1) 7 Level 5
Agility Up (Lv 1) 4 Level 10
Wind Rhapsody (Lv 1) 5 Level 15
Spirit's Hymn (Lv 2) 10 Level 30
Agility Up (Lv 2) 8 Level 35
Wind Rhapsody (Lv 2) 10 Level 45
Spirit's Hymn (Lv 3) 15 Level 70
Agility Up (Lv 3) 14 Level 75
Wind Rhapsody (Lv 3) 16 Level 80
Mighty Guard 40 Level 90


Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Vincent appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Vincent is an ally and a summonable Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. He is depicted in his Dirge of Cerberus outfit. His EX abilities are Nightmare and Splattercombo.


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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

Vincent appears in Final Fantasy Artniks.


Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Vincent appears in many cards in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. His cards are either earth or dark-elemental.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the RingEdit

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Vincent is a secret character in Ehrgeiz: God Bless The Ring, he's unlocked by finishing the game with Tifa. He uses his claw and spiky boots to aid his martial arts, and can fire his gun to attack from a distance. The gun can be charged, and charged shots create images of his Limit Break alter egos with each successful hit. For his alternate costume, he dons a Turk uniform.

Dead FantasyEdit

Vincent is set to appear in the fan-made movie Dead Fantasy created by Mounty Oum. A preview on YouTube shows that Naminé summoned Vincent with her Oblivion-like Keyblade, and that he will fight alongside Naminé against Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji. He was summoned from a red portal and the red from the portal collates into his cloak.

MerchandiseEdit

Vincent has appeared in numerous merchandise. All of Final Fantasy VII cast had action figures made by Bandai back in 1997, and later on Vincent has also had two Play Arts action figures. The first one is with a Quicksilver gun in the Volume 2 set of Final Fantasy VII Play Arts action figures, and another one in the Volume 1 of Advent Children: Final Fantasy VII Play Arts figures, where Vincent has a tattered cape and the Cerberus gun rather than the Quicksilver.

Other figures include the Final Fantasy Trading Arts Vol. 2. figure, and the collectible Coca-Cola figurine with a colored and a "red crystal" versions. Resin statue by Kotobukiya was released in 2001 and unlike the original Final Fantasy VII resin statues, the ones issued later don't have serial numbers and are not as valuable as collector items. Final Fantasy VII characters have appeared in key chains originally available from crane catcher games in Japan. Vincent is part of the "Set B" of these figurines.

The dirge associated with Vincent in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- has appeared in jewelry and key rings, t-shirts and even a Zippo lighter.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name "Vincent" is a Latin name meaning "victorious" or "conquering one". "Valentine" is a primarily masculine given name derived from the Roman family name Valentinus, which was derived from the Latin word valens, which means "strong and healthy".

TriviaEdit

  • Other than the overflow glitch with Death Penalty, there are two other harmless glitches associated with Vincent in Final Fantasy VII; the Vincent Mug Glitch and a glitch that occurs only in the original PC-version if Vincent is in the party during Aeris's death, where his character model is stuck with one leg extended into the air.
  • In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, when Vincent appears in the fight with Bahamut SIN, Denzel asks Tifa who he and Yuffie are, referring to their status as optional characters in Final Fantasy VII.
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Vincent costume in LittleBigPlanet 2.

  • A running joke about Vincent is that he is a vampire. In-line with common vampire myths, Vincent wears all black with a red cloak, is brooding, has pale skin and red eyes. Due to Hojo's experiments Vincent can shape-shift into various monstrous forms and is virtually immortal. He is first found sleeping in a coffin in the basement of the Shinra Manor, and is seen with a glass of red liquid (possibly red wine) nearby in the opening of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
  • Along with Cait Sith, Vincent is one of the only two Final Fantasy VII characters to have more than one playable appearance in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. However, if non-Compilation games are counted, Cloud, Tifa, Yuffie, Zack, and Sephiroth also have more than one playable appearance.
  • Vincent's costume appears as DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2.
  • Despite popular belief, Vincent does not use a cellphone in the opening scene of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-; he and Yuffie are using walkie-talkies.
  • While his scrapped class "Horror Teller" was not known of its properties, Vincent's Limit Break forms are themed of the kinds of terrors and evils from certain aspects of the corporeal world.
    • The Galian Beast represents the horrors of nature, from voracious monsters and beasts in the world outside of civilization.
    • The Death Gigas represents the horrors of science, creatures born of the unknown and accidents of experimentation.
    • Hellmasker represents the horrors of society, serial killers and psychotic murders born from the cruelties and evils that mankind can spawn from their sins and vices.
    • Chaos represents terrors of the occult and divine, devils, demons, the horrors of the spiritual underworld, and harbingers of the end of existence.
  • Vincent is one of the two playable characters in Final Fantasy VII who do not appear in any of the game's FMVs, the other being Yuffie Kisaragi. This is because the two characters are optional characters and may not have been recruited by the player by this time.
  • If Cloud goes to the Gold Saucer Round Square gondola with Vincent, Vincent will stand his back toward Cloud with one foot on the seat.
  • In the Shadow Hearts game series, there are three vampires, one for each main series game, who are a family and share their last name with Vincent, their names are Keith Valentine, Hildegard Valentine and Joachim Valentine.

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