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So, after bombing Reactors 1 and 5, what do the eco-terrorists do? They go for the trifecta and take out Mako Reactor 7! Another attack by amateurs who don't care about collateral damage. The sky is falling and Avalanche is to blame!

Kyrie, spreading Shinra propaganda about Avalanche

Kyrie Canaan [ˈkɪərieɪ] is a minor character in Final Fantasy VII Remake, and the female protagonist in The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story. She is a former delinquent from Midgar's Sector 5 Slums who later serves as a detective alongside her boyfriend, Evan Townshend.



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Kyrie is a young woman with long, black hair with bangs and striking brown eyes inherited from her grandmother, Mireille Dudley. Being a tomboy, she wears sporty clothing: a cropped gray double-breasted vest with six buttons and a gray cropped undershirt; cutoff denim short shorts with black biker shorts underneath; long gray and black striped stockings; and black lace-up calf-high boots. Kyrie wears various unique accessories, including burnt sienna gloves, three wallet chains attached to her shorts, and a belt with a crescent moon-shaped buckle like the pin on Evan's hat. A dark teal gatsby hat and a blue scarf hanging from her belt were added to her outfit in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

In The Kids Are Alright, Kyrie dons several outfits and accessories. Her main ensemble now includes a racing jacket with a design of a Bomb on the back turned into a sleeveless top by her friend and colleague, Leslie Kyle.


Five gil apiece—cough it up! The truth ain't free, you know!


During her tenure as a swindler and pickpocket, Kyrie was mischievous, spunky, and deceptive. She survived the poverty in the slums of Midgar, though it got her into trouble. She was an opportunist who'd use any angle she saw to get what she wanted, even if it meant attempting to cash in on the public's anxiety during a time of uncertainty. When Barret comments on her tenacity, he says that it's a miracle Kyrie has managed to stay alive. After Cloud, Barret, and Tifa go out of their way to help her out, the lesson Kyrie is supposed to learn ultimately goes over her head as she promises to "only steal from the right people". Despite her criminal behavior, Kyrie has a caring and playful relationship with her grandmother, her sole surviving relative. However, as Mireille points out, much to Kyrie's dismay, she tends to be nosy, get involved in others' business, and doesn't take responsibility for her actions.

In Rebirth, Kyrie has shown to have not learned her lesson in Midgar, using her con artist skills to pass herself off as an experienced mercenary but in reality she lies about her experience and passes off Cloud's success as her own, which aggravates him to no end. Whenever her lying and con artist skills get herself into an actual job she has no true ability to complete, and into trouble, she wholly expects Cloud to clean up her mess, once again refusing to take responsibility for her actions and barely shows gratitude for his efforts. However, she does try to compensate Cloud for helping her. Kyrie's antics ultimately came to a head when the mayor of Costa del Sol hired Cloud to not only finish the job he originally hired Kyrie for but also "take care of her" which meant to kill her, leading Kyrie to panic for her life, knowing full well that she couldn't talk herself out the situation. Fortunately, her grandmother entered and once more scolded her for her lack of thinking things through and her poor judge of character, such as taking a job from someone as shady as Costa del Sol's mayor. This ultimately led Yuffie to speak up and call out on both of their behaviors, leading Kyrie to admit that while she admires her grandmother as the Guardian Angel of the Slums and what she does for the downtrodden, she feels she can't live up to her grandmother's name or even be the third Guardian Angel, stating that was her grandmother's identity and not her own. Mireille likewise admits she tended to push Kyrie into following her footsteps without considering what her granddaughter actually wanted. After making amends and understanding each other, Kyrie expressed happiness in becoming her grandmother's partner-in-crime, using both of their skills to help each other out and be the Guardian Angels of the Slums, thereby beginning to turn herself around.

Meeting Evan inspires Kyrie to turn her life around; she leaves her life of crime, cuts ties with those trying to tempt her back, and acts more mature to gain Evan's approval. They form a complicated relationship as she knows he strives to do good things but puts up a front and acts like a tough guy. Likewise, Evan understands that Kyrie isn't a terrible person despite her criminal background but an irresponsible troublemaker. She is eager to assist him in his detective work to aid and support others in need. While working together, Kyrie and Evan develop feelings for each other, which they consummate by the novel's epilogue. As an investigator, Kyrie finds joy in making people happy. She helps Evan and, in some ways, herself, answer questions about the mysteries of Shinra's remnants and Meteorfall's impact on Edge's inhabitants.

Kyrie suffers from pyrophobia, a fear of fire, ever since a friend of hers died in a fire. Reno and Rude say Kyrie reminds them of her old friend Aerith with how both women, despite their boldness, "underestimate" the Turks.


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Early life[]

In 1990, in a secluded part of the Sector 5 slums, Kyrie was born into a thieving family; her parents were pickpockets, and her grandmother Mireille was a thief. Growing up, she used to play with her friends in the old church. Their favorite pastimes included holding pretend wedding ceremonies, and they would avoid Aerith, who tended to the flowers there. Kyrie explains later to the Turks it was because the kids all thought Aerith was creepy.

One day, Aerith told Kyrie to hurry home. Though disturbed by Aerith's otherworldly demeanor, Kyrie followed her advice and saw her parents' bodies carried in after being killed for stealing a man's wallet once she got there. From then on, Mireille raised the orphaned Kyrie.

At some point, Kyrie was involved with a group of kids that included a boy named Kadaj. They were involved in an arson incident in the slums that resulted in a large fire that took Kadaj's life and caused Kyrie's fear of fire.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[]

What? It wasn't me. You've got the wrong girl! Never committed a crime in my life!

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Kyrie gets off a train at the Sector 7 Slums station.

Sometime after Avalanche destroys Mako Reactor 1, they sneak aboard a train to escape back to the Sector 7 slums. Kyrie rides in the same car as Cloud, Jessie, Biggs, and Wedge, scanning it for someone to rob. She departs the train at the Sector 7 Undercity station before the Avalanche members return to their base at the Seventh Heaven bar. Just outside the bar, Kyrie is among a small group discussing the reactor explosion. She tells how the expressway to the Sector 8 station collapsed due to the explosion and how the relief efforts aren't going well despite Shinra sending in their military to help. She asks each listener for three gil since she risked her life to get the information, and nothing is free.

Kyrie Canaan speech from Final Fantasy VII Remake

Kyrie speaks before a crowd about Avalanche.

Sometime after Shinra drops the Sector 7 plate, Kyrie returns to the church for the first time in years to get flowers for those who died in the disaster and learns that the Turks kidnapped Aerith. The following day, after Cloud, Tifa, and Barret leave Marlene with Elmyra Gainsborough to save Aerith, they encounter Kyrie. Standing on a podium above a small crowd, she delivers "topside news" about Avalanche, such as the fall of the Sector 7 plate being their fault, Wutai funding their activities, and that they're the foreign nation's pawns despite advocating the people of the slums. When finished, Kyrie tries to con the crowd out of five gil apiece, but the people grow paranoid over the possibility of another war with Wutai, forgetting about Kyrie and how she just tried to scam them.

While exploring the slums, Cloud, Tifa, and Barret hear from the reporter Damon that someone stole the key to Don Corneo's secret vault. Mireille thinks that Kyrie might know something. They run into Johnny, whom a girl fitting Kyrie's description mugged.

Finding her in the church while hiding from Shinra, Kyrie nervously feigns innocence but relaxes after Tifa mentions Johnny's wallet. Recognizing Cloud as the mercenary who's been helping the people in the slums, Kyrie asks for his help. She claims she stole from Shinra unknowingly when she took the key to Corneo's vault, and they're now after her. When Tifa tells her to return the stolen items, Kyrie refuses, shedding crocodile tears and begging for protection from Shinra's goons, so Cloud agrees to deal with Shinra for her. Kyrie perks up and tells them Shinra's people are waiting for her at the Corneo Colosseum.

After taking Kyrie's place and winning the match, Kyrie thanks Barret, Cloud, and Tifa and tries to leave, but Mireille appears and scolds her, revealing their kinship. Kyrie returns the key and Johnny's wallet and leaves the church.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth[]

Kyrie left Midgar to establish herself as a mercenary, wanting to forge an independent path separate from her grandmother, "the Angel of the Slums". Not cut out for mercenary work, however, she ended up doing only a lot of advertising while being unable to complete any jobs on her own without Cloud Strife and his party's aid. After bailing her out, Cloud asked her to stop posing as a mercenary, as it was giving in said profession a bad name.

Kyrie established yet another mercenary outpost on the beach on Costa del Sol, where the local mayor hired her to rid the local private beach of fiends. She again considered the job too tough, and unknown to her, the mayor became fed up with the lack of results and hired Cloud to both clean the beach, and to "deal with Kyrie". Cloud instead let Kyrie know that the mayor was plotting for her demise, where she realized she was over her head. Having felled the fiends, Cloud considered driving Kyrie out of Costa del Sol as completing the mayor's request, and Kyrie again agreed to leave.

Mireille appeared to chastise her, advising Kyrie to stick to their tried and true methods over playing mercenary. Kyrie argued that she wanted to forge her own path and that she did not want to become the next "Angel of the Slums" as that was Mireille's thing. Mireille understood where Kyrie was coming from and promised to help her find her own way and stop putting pressure on her to follow in her footsteps. The two left town but on their way ransacked the mayor's belongings, leaving a calling card behind.

In Zack Fair's reality, Zack initially entrusted an unconscious Cloud to Kyrie's care after following a Shinra News broadcast on an outdoor screen. Later, Kyrie considered joining Avalanche, but when no one showed up at the designated meeting spot but Zack, she made an excuse and skulked away.


Kyrie and Mireille survive Meteorfall, and Kyrie becomes acquainted with Leslie Kyle. A week after Meteorfall, Kyrie meets Evan while he walks around the plate at night. She is sitting by a roadside near abandoned houses and bleeding from her right knee. Evan directs his flashlight at her and, just before he leaves, Kyrie asks if he's a local and if he has water for her to wash her wound. Evan answers yes to both questions, and though Kyrie says she only needs half, Evan offers to let her use the last of his water.

After stopping the bleeding, Kyrie's knee still hurts when she tries to walk, so Evan offers to carry her on his back. Traveling to the slums, the two introduce themselves, but Kyrie uses her grandmother's name. While Evan takes Kyrie down Corkscrew Tunnel, she asks if she can carry his shoulder bag since it is chafing against her sore foot, and Evan lets her. They make it to the slums train station, where they smell burning corpses nearby, the bodies of those who died from Geostigma. Kyrie thanks the exhausted Evan, jumps off his back, and points behind him, telling him she thinks a woman is calling him. Thinking it could be his missing mother, Evan looks where Kyrie pointed. When he turns back around, he sees her running off with his bag, and he's too exhausted to give chase.

Half a day later, Kyrie returns to Evan, who had stayed in the slums since she robbed him, and tells him to go with her. She admits how she would pretend to be hurt, ask to be carried by her mark, and exhaust the person before holding a knife to their throat and rip them off. Kyrie explains she would target middle-aged men who look in poor physical shape. However, she got genuinely injured this time, and since Evan was kind to her, Kyrie debated whether to complete the scam. After she apologizes, Evan asks why she came back for him. Kyrie says she got told off by her grandmother. She leads Evan to her house, introducing him to Mireille. Evan gets his bag back before Kyrie tells him her real name.

Three days later, after Evan seemingly gives Kyrie and Mireille a chance to make it up to him and they take him in, Kyrie returns home at night from "work" during which she met with her friend, Fabio Brown, to help him with a job in the Sector 7 undercity. A man who formerly lived on the Sector 7 plate was looking for something and asked Kyrie and Fabio for help. They brought in Leslie while he called three more friends, and the six of them searched until they found what the man was looking for: a giant safe. Grateful, he paid them a large sum of money, and they split it between themselves. This job eventually leads to founding the detective agency called Mireille's Investigative Services.

The following day, after Evan goes back to his former home on the Sector 6 plate and returns to the slums, Kyrie meets him at the station and introduces him to Leslie and Fabio, saying they'd be partners in the detective business with them. The company takes off as they focus on missing persons since Meteorfall separated many relatives and friends. Sometime later, Mireille falls ill and passes away. Now all alone, Kyrie becomes depressed but, to overcome her grief, she remodels her home into an office for the detective business with help from her friends.

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Tomboy Bandit[]

Kyrie's quest in Final Fantasy VII Remake is started in Chapter 14, "In Search of Hope", by talking to Johnny at the Sector 5 undercity station, and then finding Kyrie in the church.

Fort Condor[]

Kyrie Canaan from FFVII Remake Episode INTERmission

Kyrie is a Rank 1 player of Fort Condor available to challenge in "Mastering Fort Condor" during Chapter 1, "Wutai's Finest". She plays with many attack units. She is in the northwest end of the Residential Area, between Stargazer Heights and Seventh Heaven. Deploying defense units is ideal. She only has a single unit from defense and ranged, so Yuffie can have one unit to counter each. Kyrie will charge 3 gil per match, or 10 gil after being defeated for the first time, though rematches will be free.

In hard mode, Kyrie is a Rank 5 player. Using Sorcerer Board II, the player can unleash all three attack spells onto Kyrie's headquarters, to deplete most of its health. From there, the player only needs to focus on attacking the HQ to win; there is no need to defend one's own towers. To get to the enemy HQ the fastest, the player can let Kyrie deploy units that then approach Yuffie's towers without deploying any units yet, as to avoid the player's units getting stuck with engaging the enemy units, rather than attacking the HQ. The Guard Dog (Vanguard) is a cheap unit that heads straight to the nearest outpost, which moves the territory line right up to Kyrie's HQ. The player can then deploy units right in front of the enemy HQ to quickly win. If the units get defeated and the territory line is pulled back, the player can repeat with deploying a Guard Dog first, from whichever side Kyrie does not have a barracks set up.

Board Units Reward(s)
Battalion Board I[note 1]
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HP Up materia icon for Fort Condor from FFVII Remake INTERmissionHP Up
Security Officer (Vanguard)
Elite Security Officer (Vanguard)
Elite Helitrooper (Vanguard)
Shock Trooper (Vanguard)
Security Officer Barracks (Vanguard)
Monodrive (Ranged)
Elite Riot Trooper (Defense)
Elite Security Officer (Vanguard)
Condor Coin x2
Battalion Board I[note 2]
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  1. In hard mode, Kyrie uses "Altered Battalion Board I" where her outposts are buffed and the speed is at 3.
  2. Kyrie gives Battalion Board I if she is the last Rank 1 opponent whom Yuffie beats, though this board can also be purchased from Old Snapper after Yuffie is eligible to play against Rank 2 opponents.

Musical themes[]

In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Kyrie is associated with "New Merc in Town".

Behind the scenes[]

Both Scenario Writer Kazushige Nojima and Director Tetsuya Nomura wanted to include Compilation of Final Fantasy VII elements in the remake, and thus the first part had Leslie and Kyrie.[2] As Kyrie was not in the original game, the crew of the remake included her in the background of scenes from the beginning as a subtle way to try to get players to notice her.[3]



The name Kyrie derives from the Greek word κυριος (kyrios), meaning lord. It also comes from the Kyrie eleison, a Christian prayer meaning "Lord, have mercy".

Canaan is a masculine biblical name that describes a merchant or trader derived from the ancient name of the territory that became Israel. It also describes the predominant tribe conquered by the Hebrew peoples circa 1000 BCE.

The transliteration of her name, Kirie, is also a feminine Japanese given name meaning "fog painting" (霧絵) or "paulownia painting" (桐絵). The family name Kanan means "southern fruits" (果南).