We'll do even better next time.Biggs
Biggs is a minor character in Final Fantasy VII, with a more prominent role in Final Fantasy VII Remake. He is a member of Avalanche under Barret Wallace. While in story scenes he is shown to have some combat skills, Biggs never joins as playable characters, guest or otherwise. Instead, he serves supporting roles, together with with his friends Wedge and Jessie focusing into the technological areas of Avalanche's efforts to oppose the Shinra Electric Power Company.
Early Japanese materials write Biggs's name as ビックス (Bikkusu?, with a "k" sound), which is the way the name of the original Biggs from Final Fantasy VI is written. Some instances of optional dialogue in Final Fantasy VII erroneously use this original name.
Biggs is a lean young man with swept-back brown hair and a bandana tied round his forehead. He wears an olive shirt and green three-quarter trousers, brown boots with silver fasteners round the ankle, brown gloves, and two belts: one black and one brown, the latter of which has a pouch on his left hip.
Biggs is hotheaded and energetic, and a bit of a complainer, being shown to gripe about Barret's strictness as he dozes off on the train. He enjoys drinking, as he is ecstatic over the refreshments Tifa provides for the rest of Avalanche upon their return from the Sector 1 Reactor, and invites Cloud to partake, as well.
Biggs and Wedge jump off the train with the rest of AVALANCHE, and take part in the attacks on Midgar's Sector 1 and Sector 5 Reactors. The mission is a success, and AVALANCHE retreat to the Sector 7 slums, where their hideout, 7th Heaven is located.
After resting up, AVALANCHE head for the train, but problems arise concerning Cloud's fake ID at the checkpoint, and Wedge shows up to warn the party that the train carriages are going to shut down to catch the intruders onboard. He, Biggs and Jessie stay behind, in disguise, while Cloud, Barret and Tifa escape into the underground railway system.
When Shinra attacks Sector 7 to drop the plate upon the Midgar Slums, Biggs and Wedge fight to defend the town. They are badly wounded along with Jessie. Biggs dies feeling he deserves punishment for the destruction he created by destroying the Sector 1 Reactor.
Behind the scenesEdit
In Final Fantasy VII Remake, Biggs is voiced by Gideon Emery, who previously voiced Balthier in Final Fantasy XII. The recording process was different when compared with Final Fantasy XII, as he did not have the animation ready when recording, and was not focused on fitting English lines to Japanese flaps; instead, he had a little animated reference, and his main focus was focusing on timing and not being a frame over. Emery felt leaving the "comfortable leading man lane" felt fresh, and enjoyed the wisecracks between Biggs, Jessie, and Wedge.
Biggs and Wedge appear with fire-elemental cards.
Biggs and Wedge are a recurring running gag in the Final Fantasy series. They almost always appear as a duo, and are named after Star Wars characters, Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker's Red Squadron wingmen in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.