Oates, known as Mugi in Japanese, is a minor character in Final Fantasy VII Remake. He is a young boy living in the Sector 5 Slums. He seems to distrust many adults, but does like Aerith Gainsborough, and asks for her help when things go awry. He hangs out at the slum kids' "secret playground" that leads to their hideout, but the hideout has become infested with monsters. When Aerith brings Cloud Strife to help the kids, Oates supports him by giving him clues on people who may need help around the slums so Cloud can build up his reputation as a mercenary. Oates acts as something of a spokesperson for the collective of slum kids when dealing with Aerith and Cloud. After the Sector 7 plate fall, Oates is looking for the missing children in the Sector 5 slums cemetery.