In his short and tragic life, with dreams of becoming a hero, this SOLDIER discovered too late the darkness that lurked in the 1st Class. Yet clutching to his pride and the dreams of those who had fallen, he battled on...
Zack appears as a playable character and is the main representative of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. He can be available from the start by transferring save data from the second demo of the game. However, if the player did not select him among their party of four, or download the demo, he can later be unlocked by collecting Red Crystal Shards.
He is an Offense oriented character. His Limit Break, Meteor Shots, deals damage in proportion to his Magic.
|Focus (Lv2)||9||Level 25|
|Brace (Lv2)||5||Level 30|
|Meteor Shots||18||Level 40|
|Focus (Lv3)||15||Level 55|
|Chi Blast (Lv2)||10||Level 60|
|Brace (Lv3)||7||Level 65|
|Chi Blast (Lv3)||15||Level 90|
|Added Cut||15||Level 95|
|Strength Up (Lv1)||5||Level 10|
|Mighty March (Lv1)||7||Level 15|
|Sacrifice (Lv1)||5||Level 20|
|Strength Up (Lv2)||10||Level 35|
|Mighty March (Lv2)||10||Level 45|
|Sacrifice (Lv2)||10||Level 50|
|Hero's Rime (Lv2)||26||Level 70|
|Strength Up (Lv3)||16||Level 75|
|Sacrifice (Lv3)||16||Level 80|
|Mighty March (Lv3)||15||Level 85|
Zack is an ally and a summonable Legend. He is depicted in his Final Fantasy VII outfit.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
A loyal and kind-hearted SOLDIER 1st Class, Zack was Aerith's first love and a close friend of Cloud. Zack comes to Cloud's aid when he succumbs to intense Mako poisoning.
In comparison to Cloud, Zack has higher Magic, Resistance, Mind, Evasion, and Speed, can't use Samurai abilities, has access to lower number of Spellblade abilities, but better access to Celerity abilities, and gains access to Support abilities.
His default Soul Break is Triple Cut which t the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals three successive attacks on random targets. The sword Buster Sword (VII-CC) allows Zack to use Rush Assault which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment launches a series of eight non-elemental attacks on a single target.
He can equip accessories.
Zack appears on a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Zack is a secret playable character unlocked by finishing the game with all the Final Fantasy VII characters. He functions more or less as a clone of Cloud in the arcade, versus, and minigame events. Like Cloud, he fights both hand-to-hand and with the Buster Sword, and has renamed versions of Cloud's techniques, including Meteo Shots, High Braver, True Cross-slash, and Unseen Omnislash.
Zack's fighting style is identical to Cloud's fighting style even his unique ability to wield the Buster Sword and to utilize few of his Limit Breaks. However the names of Cloud's Limit Break was later renamed to his own moves. His win animation is identical to Cloud's win animation.
In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, a slightly younger version of Zack appears in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep in the Olympus Coliseum world. He wears a Hercules-based version of his SOLDIER uniform and uses his original sword from Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-. He is shown fighting Terra, talking with Ventus, and flirting with Aqua, in the similar manner he flirted with Aerith in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-. He even asks Aqua out on a date. He retains his habit of doing squats. During the credits of the final episode of Birth by Sleep, he stands in the doorway of the Coliseum (much like he did at the end of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) watching Phil stand on Hercules while Hercules is doing push-ups. While Zack is in the doorway, he spots a single black feather falling, signifying the presence of Sephiroth.
According to an interview with Famitsu magazine, Tetsuya Nomura stated Zack was included due to his status as a character from Final Fantasy VII's past, to tie into Birth by Sleep taking place ten years before Kingdom Hearts. He is the only Final Fantasy character (aside from moogles) to appear in the game because Nomura felt the series would have too many side stories, which could confuse some players. A remix of the "Successor" theme from Crisis Core, titled "A Date with Fate", is featured in the game.