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This is Esther. She may look kinda funny... But there's no better manager in the races...

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Esther, also known as Ester prior to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, is a minor character in Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. She is the best manager for Chocobo riders in Gold Saucer's Chocobo Square.

After overhearing a conversation between Cloud and his party with Mr. Coates in the Corel Prison, she agrees to help Cloud out by teaching him about racing Chocobos. Esther gives Cloud a Chocobo for the race, and if the player fails, she will keep on giving better and better Chocobos until they win.

After Cloud wins the race, Esther can be found at the Chocobo Square. Talking to her allows the player to register one of their own Chocobos in a race and ride them after acquiring the Highwind and Cloud rejoins the party. The first time the player wins ten races with the same S-rank Chocobo (19 race wins in total), Esther will give the player the Sprint Shoes, Precious Watch, Cat's Bell, Chocobracelet and Counter Attack Materia.


Esther wears a pink dress with a red bow-tie and a white apron, and wears a yellow Chocobo feather in her hair.