Jenova∙LIFE, referred to as Jenova Life in the BradyGames guide, is a boss in Final Fantasy VII and the last boss of Part 1. The "J-E-N-O-V-A" music does not play in the battle, rather "Aeris's theme" continues playing from the previous scene. This is one of the few battles in the game to not trigger a victory pose.

If the player did not talk to the Innkeeper about the situation of the town during the Kalm flashback, defeating Jenova∙LIFE will trigger the "Aeris's ghost" event to occur the next time the player visits the Sector 5 Slums Church.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Formations[edit | edit source]

# Formation
671 Jenova▪LIFE

Locations[edit | edit source]

Forgotten City
Water Altar 671 (event)

Battle[edit | edit source]

Jenova∙LIFE attacks with Blue Light, Blue Flame, and uses Reflect for defense, and always uses as it as a counterattack after being hit with Magic Hammer or any magical attack. Her Blue Light attack may be used twice in one turn. All of her attacks consume MP and are Water-based.

Players should have the Enemy Skill Materia in this battle to learn Jenova∙LIFE's Aqualung ability.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Casting Magic Hammer will quickly prevent Jenova from using her most damaging attacks, but each time Magic Hammer is used on her, she will cast Reflect. Reflect is easily disabled with DeBarrier. As she only has 300 MP, three cycles of DeBarrier and Magic Hammer will render her unable to fight. Equipping a Water Ring will make the battle impossible to lose.

Non-reflectable spells and summons are useful, such as Comet, Beta, Bahamut, Kujata, Odin, and Titan. For other offense, Quake2 or Quake3 are good, as well as each character's best Limit Breaks. Casting Haste or Big Guard on the party would speed up the process.

The player can inflict Paralysis with Cloud's Cross-slash or Dazers won from Boundfat around Corel Valley, Corel Valley Cave, and the Forgotten City.

AI script[edit | edit source]

AI: Setup {

Count = Rnd(0..3)
SpclChance = 5

} AI: Main {

If (Count == 0 or 1) Then
{
Choose Random Opponent
Use Blue Light on Target
If (Rnd(1..SpclChance) == 1) Then
{
Choose Random Opponent
Use Blue Light on Target
}
Count = Count + 1
} Else If (Count == 2) Then {
Choose Random Opponent
Use Blue Flame on Target
If (Rnd(1..SpclChance) == 1) Then
{
Count = 3
} Else {
Count = 0
}
} Else {
Choose All Opponents
Use Aqualung on Target
Count = 0
}

} AI: Counter - General {

If (Jenova*LIFE's HP <= 25% of Jenova*LIFE's Max HP) Then
{
SpclChance = 2
} Else If (Jenova*LIFE's HP <= 50% of Jenova*LIFE's Max HP) Then {
SpclChance = 3
} Else If (Jenova*LIFE's HP <= 75% of Jenova*LIFE's Max HP) Then {
SpclChance = 4
} Else {
SpclChance = 5
}

} AI: Counter - Magical {

If ((Jenova*LIFE doesn't have Reflect Status)
AND (Jenova*LIFE's MP >= 30)) Then
{
Choose Self
Use Reflect on Target
}

}

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

PFF Jenova LIFE.png
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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

A party fighting Jenova∙LIFE in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Jenova∙LIFE appears as an enemy during an event called "Calamity From the Skies". Jenova∙LIFE uses Blue Light that covers the screen with a blue tint and forms blue clouds around the party that can explode and cause damage.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Jenova LIFE FFVII.png
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The dot (・) is an interpunct used in Japanese to indicate that a full proper noun is two separate words. It appears in Final Fantasy VII in the boss names of Jenova's parts and Sephiroth's boss forms.

The names of Jenova∙BIRTH, Jenova∙LIFE, and Jenova∙DEATH are alluded to Saṃsāra, the repeating cycle of birth, life, and death in Buddhism.

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