Series appearances[edit | edit source]

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Aerith Gainsborough - A girl with the blood of the Ancients running through her veins, who Cloud would never forget.


Although she does not appear, Aerith's character profile is listed in the game manual.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning dressed as Aerith.

The dress once worn by a woman who was one with the planet; even now she lives on in the heart of many.


Lightning can wear Aerith's Final Fantasy VII outfit by equipping the garb called "Midgar's Flower Girl". Lightning wields Aerith's Guard Stick as weapon and wears a flower basket on her wrist as a shield. While in this garb, Lightning mimics Aerith's victory pose and the Final Fantasy VII victory theme plays at the end of battle. The garb could be acquired by purchasing the V-Jump strategy guide for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. In the United States, the code for the costume came with the collector's edition.[1]

Between December 17 and 20, 2013, Midgar's Flower Girl was available as a downloadable content, but has since been removed as it was meant to be a costume available through purchase of additional materials or non-standard editions.[2]

The garb's locked ability is a mastered Mediguard. It gives Maximum ATB: +30 and has Default ATB: 50%.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Aerith speaking to Ramza.

Aerith's sprite.

We've been searching for you, Aerith. Thought you'd kick'd away, eh? Hawking flowers for your mum again today, I see. Such a dear girl, always working so hard for your mum...

Ruffian harassing the Flower Peddler - The War of the Lions

An Aerith native to Ivalice makes a cameo appearance, where she is initially referred to as a "Flower Peddler" (or "Aeris" and "Flower Girl" respectively on the PlayStation). Aerith is listed as having the Chemist job, despite not being a playable character. She also wears a similar headdress of the female Chemist.

Aerith's portrait.

Aerith and her mother live in Trade City of Sal Ghidos, and owe a 30,000 gil debt with a band of ruffians. The criminals go so far as suggesting Aerith make the money by selling her body—but at this point Cloud Strife intervenes. After the fight, she asks if Cloud wants to buy a flower for 1 gil. When Cloud remains silent Aerith asks if something is wrong and if she reminds him of someone, to which Cloud responds "No... It's nothing" and leaves.

During the battle at Ziekden Fortress, Argath says "Had they been mongering flowers on some street corner, she would yet live", foreshadowing Aerith the Flower Peddler.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Aerith appears as a bonus character, fighting as an Assist-only character and a tutor for those who purchase Dissidia Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy and transfer the data to the game. She has two alternate outfits, her Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- outfit and an outfit based on concept art by Yoshitaka Amano.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Aerith is set to appear as a playable character.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Aerith's sprite.

In the slums of Sector 5 of the sprawling city of Midgar, Aerith makes her living by selling flowers. She is the last of the Cetra, an ancient people able to communicate directly with the Planet, and because of this she is hounded by Shinra. The massive corporation seeks a Promised Land, known only to these Ancients. Upon meeting Cloud, she journeys with him to discover her duty as the last of the Ancients.

Online description

Aerith appears as an unlockable character by collecting Red Crystal Shards.

Aerith possesses the rare Thoroughbred ability, which guarantees the chance to obtain a White Chocobo in field stages. Otherwise, her abilities are expected of a healer, a large amount Proactive abilities that can restore health and reduce damage taken.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

The Promised Land... A fateful encounter sets in motion the pendulum of fate. As Aerith searches for the traces of Zack living on in Cloud, the innocent love in her heart will make her destiny's plaything...


Aerith is an unlockable character, and is now unlocked by collecting Peach Crystal Shards.

She is a Defense oriented character. Aerith gains her signature Limit Break, Great Gospel, which restores 90% HP when a boss appears.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[edit | edit source]

Aerith's portrait.
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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Aerith is an ally and a summonable Legend. She is depicted in her Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts outfits, a school outfit, an event-related shrine maiden outfit and a swimsuit. Her abilities are Freeze, Comet, Comet 2, Fury Brand, Thundaga, Break and Holy. Her EX abilities are Bolt3, Fury Brand, Fat Chocobo, Holy [DFF], Graviga and Seal Evil.

She was first introduced in the event, Final Fantasy VII - Calamity from the Skies, in which her abilities and weapons were made usable to combat Jenova∙LIFE and Jenova∙DEATH.

Ability Cards
Legend Cards

Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Aerith's sprite.

This last of the magical Cetra was born in the icy north and raised in the slums.


Aerith can be purchased for $0.99 like all other premium characters. She is unique in a way that she can heal units: Aerith uses Healing Wind to instantly revive a player's character. It does not cause the enemy to attack, so one can quickly bring back every character with her.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Aerith's sprite.

Descendant of the ancient Cetra, a race of beings possessing the ability to speak with and nurture the planet, Aerith is a determined optimist who embarks on a journey to discover her own destiny.

Character Profile

Aerith appears as a playable character, representing Final Fantasy VII. She is the realm's primary White Mage, with access to numerous curative Soul Breaks.

Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]


Players can transform into Aerith via the Trance system.

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Final Fantasy World Wide Words[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

No. 1357 Aerith (7★).

Aerith appears as a summonable vision and optional playable character. She retains her original appearance. She serves as a character representative from Final Fantasy VII.

Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Aerith is drawn on a number of the job and battle cards. Her original dress, with ornate faerie wings and flower bouquets on each arm, was also an obtainable outfit for Echo during the Eclipse Contact FFVII Remake crossover event. While wearing Aerith's outfit, Echo mentions phrases that reference Aerith's background as an Ancient and her limit break, Great Gospel.

Echo appeared again as Aerith during the Scorpion Sting battle tower challenge, also based on Final Fantasy VII. However, the outfit was not obtainable during the challenge itself.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Aerith has multiple wind-elemental cards. One such card, depicting Aerith's promotional CG render, has the Planet Protector ability.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Aerith appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Final Fantasy VII technical demo[edit | edit source]

Aerith in the technical demo.

Aerith, along with Cloud, appears in the technical demo for PlayStation 3, which recreates the opening sequence of Final Fantasy VII. Her face is never fully shown and when her profile is shown early in the video, her hair blocks the viewer from seeing her clearly. Like in the original opening, Aerith inspects a broken Mako valve on a side street in Sector 8, then stands up and walks into the crowd with the camera panning out to show a view of Midgar.

Guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hearts[edit | edit source]

Aerith in Kingdom Hearts.

Aerith appears in the Kingdom Hearts series with Squall Leonhart, now referring to himself as "Leon", Yuffie, and Cid. The four form a resistance group against the Heartless, and in Kingdom Hearts II form the core of the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee dedicated to restoring the ruined world to its former glory as the Radiant Garden. Together with Cloud, the five lived in Hollow Bastion nine years before the start of the game, but were forced to flee to Traverse Town when the Heartless invaded.

Aerith appears to be second-in-command to Leon, and is frequently seen by his side. She knows of Cloud's feud with Sephiroth; telling Sora that Cloud was seeking Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and encouraging Cloud to settle the feud, certain he can find the light to combat the darkness Sephiroth represents. The ending shows Cloud reuniting with Aerith and the rest of the party at the library in Hallow Bastion. In the first Kingdom Hearts, she grants Sora an upgrade to his Cure magic. A special gummi ship blueprint called Aerith can be obtained by defeating 3000 Heartless and talking to Geppetto.

In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Aerith senses something amiss in the reconstruction of Traverse Town Sora visits, and is aware upon meeting him that she should know who he is, something other characters, including Leon and Yuffie, do not realize at first. She later concludes the three of them are recreations based on Sora's memories and do not actually exist, and warns Sora his memories will attempt to deceive him as he continues on.

Aerith returns in Kingdom Hearts II as a member of the Restoration Committee assisting Cid and Leon with city planning. During the great battle in Hollow Bastion, she heals her comrades, alluding to her primary role as a White Mage in Final Fantasy VII. Her design is based on her Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- attire.

Aerith makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] as one of the obtainable character assist cards. She appears in the remake, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], on several medals. Players can have their female avatar dress like Aerith in her Kingdom Hearts II outfit.

Aerith returns in the downloadable expansion Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind, along with fellow Restoration Committee members Leon and Yuffie.

Itadaki Street[edit | edit source]

Aerith appears in the opening walking beside Cloud Strife. She, along with other Squaresoft characters from the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series are playable characters in Itadaki Street Special, a game that resembles monopoly. It has only been released in Japan.

Aerith reappears in the mobile-phone edition of Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable. While initially not part of the player roster, she was later added on July 1, 2010, following the game's release.

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