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All right, ladies! Line up in front of the Don!


Kotch is one of Don Corneo's henchmen in Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake, where his role is expanded. He is a slum-dwelling criminal who, along with Scotch, also works as an announcer at the Corneo Colosseum for the Corneo Cup.



Kotch has a tall blond mohawk and a red puffer vest he wears unzipped. In Final Fantasy VII Remake he wears shades and leather gloves. He wears blue trousers in the original, but green trousers in the Remake, and tall boots.


Kotch is a low life criminal who seems content on obeying Corneo to take part in his boss's decadent lifestyle. He relishes at the matches taking place at the local battle arena, and delights at a chance of taking Corneo's "rejects" for himself after each audition. He is ultimately cowardly and targets those weaker than himself. After Shinra Electric Power Company ransacks Corneo's mansion, Kotch is left begging for help from any random passerby, and then flees without trying to help his boss.


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Kotch and Scotch host the Corneo Cup at the Corneo Colosseum in the Wall Market slum town. Madam M's team of Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough are unexpectedly enrolled in the last minute, and the crowd wastes no time in antagonizing the pair, all the while Kotch and Scotch egg them on to keep the energy high. Cloud and Aerith win round after round, until Kotch and Scotch announce a surprise bonus round against the Hell House. Cloud and Aerith yet prevail, winning Madam M the cash prize of 1,000,000 gil.

Corneo is hosting an audition for the role of his "bride" and Kotch is the one who orders a disguised Cloud, Tifa and Aerith to line up in front of Don Corneo. If Corneo picks Tifa as his date, Cloud goes down to the dungeon to see Kotch chasing Aerith in circles, but she handles the situation alone and kicks Kotch down the stairs. If Aerith is chosen as Don's date, Kotch is found down in the dungeon, knocked out by Tifa.

After the Sector 7 plate falls the party can return to Don's Mansion in Wall Market. The mansion is mostly empty except for the dungeon room where Kotch is tied to a table. In Final Fantasy VII Remake, the party can hear him begging for someone to come and free him, and when Cloud and friends do so, he explains that the don's mansion was raided by Shinra and that Corneo has gone into hiding. In the original game the party will be given the option to help him. If the player helps him, Kotch will explain that Shinra agents came and took Corneo somewhere due to having leaked information to Avalanche. Kotch then runs off, never to be seen again.

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