The Midgar Wasteland is a desolate area surrounding the city of Midgar and, later, the city of Edge, in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. Barren of flora due to the siphoning of the Planet's life energy in Midgar, the area is a wasteland.
- 1 Story
- 2 Enemies
- 3 Other appearances
- 4 In popular culture
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Etymology
Story[edit | edit source]
Zack and a Mako-poisoned Cloud escape from confinement in the Shinra Manor basement, and a year later make it to the Midgar Wasteland where Shinra soldiers ambush the two. Zack sets Cloud down so he can fight the soldiers, but is gunned down and left for dead, while Cloud escapes unharmed.
Cloud drags himself to his dying friend, who presents him with the Buster Sword and announces him as his "living legacy", before passing away. Zack's death, his Mako-poisoning delirium and the experiments he had to endure at Professor Hojo's hands in the Shinra Manor alter Cloud's psyche, and his memories are warped, placing himself in Zack's shoes in most of them. Cloud makes it to Midgar alone, believing himself to be an ex-SOLDIER.
Two years after Meteorfall, the now rusted Buster Sword marks the spot where Zack died. Cloud is in the wasteland listening to a voicemail left by Tifa on his phone, before he prepares to return to Edge, unaware that he is being watched by the Remnants of Sephiroth—Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo. Believing Cloud to know the location of their "mother", Jenova, Kadaj summons Shadow Creepers to ambush Cloud while Loz and Yazoo chase him on their motorcycles. Cloud fends off the brothers and the Creepers with his Fusion Swords, and Kadaj calls off the ambush to seek his answers elsewhere.
In Advent Children Complete, after the reborn Sephiroth and his remnants have been felled and Geostigma has been cured, Cloud returns to the Midgar Wasteland to retrieve the Buster Sword, polishing it and placing it on display in the Sector 5 Slums Church. Yellow flowers bloom on the spot where the sword was kept, with Cloud telling Denzel the spot is not a grave but a place where a hero began his journey.
After disrupting a Deepground raid at Kalm, Vincent Valentine is recruited by Reeve Tuesti to assist the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) in freeing the city of Edge from a similar attack. After receiving a message from Weiss the Immaculate, declaring Deepground is going to purge the world, the WRO convoy on route to Edge is attacked and Vincent is forced to traverse the Midgar Wasteland to reach the city.
Final Fantasy VII epilogue[edit | edit source]
Five hundred years later, it is revealed that the wasteland is no more, having been taken over by lush vegetation, while Red XIII and two cubs arrive on a precipice overlooking the Midgar ruins.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Midgar Wasteland appears as a battle background in Battle Music Sequences for "The Price of Freedom" and "Last Order". A different version of the Midgar Wasteland appears in the BMS for "Beyond the Wasteland."
The Outskirts of Midgar can be bought from the cash shop as a premium stage and contains the following premium enemies:
- SOLDIER 3rd Class
- Death Machine
- Sword Dance
- SOLDIER 2nd Class
- Master Tonberry
- SOLDIER 1st Class
- Ultimate Weapon
- Safer Sephiroth
In popular culture[edit | edit source]
For more information, see Dead Fantasy Wiki: Midgar Wasteland.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
A wasteland is land that is uncultivated or barren.