- 1 Series appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy V
- 1.2 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.3 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.4 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.5 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.9 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.10 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.12 Triple Triad
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Series appearances[edit | edit source]
A 2D sprite of Sephiroth, modeled after style sprites, occasionally appears in the loading section of the Final Fantasy Anthology port.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Sephiroth stands apart from the other antagonists, acting to manipulate and trick Cloud on his own. Though the other villains do not understand why, Sephiroth had killed himself in a previous cycle of the war and as a result begins to remember things the others have forgotten, believing he has found the secret to ultimate power and knowledge beyond their scope. Alongside his manipulations of Cloud, Sephiroth aspires to attain this power for himself and survive the destruction of Cosmos and Chaos to become a god. He is ultimately defeated by Cloud, and fades away, although not before telling Cloud he will return as long as Cloud "remains the way he is".
His alternate form is his shirtless appearance seen in the last boss battle against him in Final Fantasy VII. Sephiroth's strongest weapon in Dissidia Final Fantasy is called One-Winged Angel, after his musical theme.
Sephiroth returns as a Warrior of Chaos alongside all the other characters from the original. He plays a minor role seeking to recover more memories of his home by fighting. When Kefka tells him memories return faster when one fights someone from the same world as them, Sephiroth challenges Tifa. Cloud intervenes on Tifa's behalf and defeats Sephiroth, causing him to retreat. In an unseen scene mentioned in his Museum profile, Sephiroth kills himself at the end of the twelfth cycle to see if he is truly "Sephiroth", or merely a manikin infused with the real Sephiroth's memories.
In his second alternate outfit, Sephiroth appears as he does in his original Tetsuya Nomura artwork with a simpler coat and different hairstyle. As a bonus fourth outfit available for download, Sephiroth wears his Kingdom Hearts coat and bears a differently designed wing.
Sephiroth is a playable character and a representative of Final Fantasy VII.
Sephiroth appears as a playable character. He is an green crystal greatsword-type character, slicing through his enemies with Masamune, dealing large amounts of BRV and HP damage. His normal abilities are "Fervent Blow" and "Octaslash", while his EX ability is "Black Materia", his LD ability "Scintilla" and his BT ability "Heaven's Light".
He was temporarily obtainabled in the character event "One-Winged Angel", but became permantently recruitable in Lost Chapter with the same name.
A legendary SOLDIER and war hero who learns that he was artificially created as an experiment of Shinra Inc. and turns on both the company and humanity. Defying even the strongest of Cloud's attacks and refusing to return to the Planet, he intends to let loose the ultimate destructive magic and have his vengeance on the world.
Sephiroth appears in both his human and Safer∙Sephiroth forms. His Safer∙Sephiroth form is a boss-type enemy in battle stages, while his human form is an unlockable character obtained by collecting Black Crystal Shards from Dark Notes only. His playable form is based on his appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy.
Tied with Kain for the highest raw strength, Sephiroth possesses an extra ability slot and a variety of magic attacks to accommodate his equally high magic. While he lacks a limit break, Sephiroth's useful abilities and essentially double offensive power make him one of the best party members to use in battle stages.
Sephiroth is an unlockable character, unlocked by collecting Black Crystal Shards. He is an Offense and Spell oriented type character. His manikin counterpart from Dissidia Final Fantasy appears as an enemy.
Sephiroth is an ally, a summonable Legend and a boss depicted in his default Final Fantasy VII outfit. His abilities are Draw Slash, Octaslash, Oblivion, Scintilla and Hell's Gate. His EX ability is Sudden Cruelty.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Sephiroth is a playable character who could initially be recruited during the Challenge Event Of Shinra and Legends as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Shinra Building Floors 66-70. The second chance to recruit him was during the Challenge Event The Jenova Project as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Shinra Cargo Ship on Classic difficulty. He has also appeared in Blood Madness and The Second Coming as the lead character, and was recruitable upon completing the Bonus Quest, "Complete Midgar Highway Elite (VII)".
Sephiroth appears as a summonable vision and optional playable character. A 5-7★ Rare Summon available since the event Nibelheim (which originally ran in May 2018 in the Global version), his job is listed as SOLDIER, and his role is Physical Damage. His Trust Master reward is the Masamune katana. His Super Trust Master reward is the passive ability Distorted Hero.
Sephiroth appears as a boss during select Final Fantasy VII Remake crossovers, and is an Ultimate Hero available to the player via lottery draw.
The Ultimate job was released as a supreme summoned job during the Final Fantasy VII Remake event in February 2018 along side with the Legend Warrior-type job titled Hero of Despair that gave the character a similar appearance to Sephiroth with Fire, Water and Dark Elemental affinities, its respective auto-abilities and unique ultimate skill.
Similar to other ultimate jobs, Sephiroth is a re-skin for any of the Warrior-type jobs selected adopting their respective elemental affinities with a change to the ultimate skill as well as 3 additional auto-abilities.
His Ultimate is Octaslash ∞. Sephiroth dashes toward the enemy, unleashing a flurry of slashes that break all targets on the final blow, inflicting various debuffs to enemies struck, granting the player a buff to warrior-type abilities and converting stocked Element Orbs to Prismatic.
Sephiroth appears as a summonable day one DLC Champion. When summoned, he appears surrounded by flames, reminiscent of the Nibelheim Incident, then rises up into the air, covered in formulas ranging in complexity to the area of a circle, to equations that appear to be from celestial mechanics and relativity, similar to Super Nova. Sephiroth then unleashes the spell upon the player's enemies, thereafter landing on his feet and walking away amidst the flames, echoing his exit during the Nibelheim Incident.
Sephiroth is considered an anti-Champion who brings about chaos and destruction in his wake. He possesses the ability to travel to and from Grymoire and many other worlds at his own discretion. Cloud searches for Sephiroth obsessively, to the point that he was willing to risk the lives of his own companions just for a chance at revenge.
There are many trading cards depicting Sephiroth. One displays the infamous scene of Sephiroth standing before the burning Nibelheim. Another shows his Dissidia Final Fantasy artwork. A third card uses Sephiroth's manikin in Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Imaginary Champion. His cards are either ice or dark-elemental.
Sephiroth appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Sephiroth appears as an optional boss and Cloud's arch-rival. It is implied this incarnation of Sephiroth is the physical embodiment of Cloud's dark memories, and as such cannot be permanently killed, as he implies Cloud has beaten him at least once before. Sephiroth attacks with sword combos, pillars of fire, meteors, and orbs of dark energy, and is commonly considered to be one of the hardest bosses in the series. Owing to his being the physical embodiment of Cloud's darkness, his face is noted to be the same as Cloud's in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
In the original Kingdom Hearts, Sephiroth, under the title "Platinum Match", challenges Sora in the Olympus Coliseum, and in Final Mix after their fight, Cloud appears and the two do battle, though the end result is not shown. Sora will receive the One-Winged Angel Keyblade, modeled after Sephiroth's Masamune, after defeating him in Final Mix. It should be noted that Sephiroth was some of the select bosses who first appeared in the localized release of the first game, and was added to the original Japan-exclusive Final Mix version as a result. Sephiroth was not voiced in Japanese in the first game until the Japanese 1.5 HD ReMix due to the original Final Mix game having only English voices with Japanese subtitles. Also in the first game, Sephiroth's render and in-game model are oddly right-handed.
In Kingdom Hearts II, Sephiroth appears during the siege on Hollow Bastion looking for Cloud and later saves him from a horde of Heartless. After slaying the MCP, he can be found in the Dark Depths. Sephiroth is intrigued by Sora's Keyblade, and challenges him to test its powers and faithfulness to him. Afterwards, Sephiroth shrugs off the defeat, and implies Cloud is the only one who stands a chance at defeating him. He orders Sora to tell Cloud where to find him, leading to a second confrontation between the two. Both of their battles end with the two vanishing in flashes of light to places unknown. In this game, Sephiroth's model is consistently left-handed like with all his other portrayals.
He also appears as several cards in Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]. He appears in the remake, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], on several medals.
Itadaki Street[edit | edit source]
Sephiroth appears as a playable character in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special along with Cloud, Aerith, and Tifa from Final Fantasy VII. He also appears as a character in Itadaki Street Portable.
He is set to appear in Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary.
Sephiroth appears alongside other Final Fantasy VII characters. Sephiroth is controllable both in his fully-dressed appearance and his shirtless appearance. He fights mostly with his fists, but can also do sword-draw attacks and various combos with the Masamune, as well as use a variation of Meteorain, Cloud's Limit Break in Final Fantasy VII.
Sephiroth's fighting style is based on Paul Phoenix's fighting style, Hybrid Martial Arts, as he uses one of his basic combo attacks, but also gains Ken's Demon Scissors. Like Cloud, Sephiroth's unique ability is to wield his Masamune as he deals double damage to his opponent in every three slashes. He relies on his Masumune to wipe out his opponents in both offensive and defensive attacks, and has a move where he grabs his opponent's neck and stabs to the opponent's chest for critical damage in a similar move used to kill Aerith in Final Fantasy VII. The way he wields the Masamune is left-handed. During charge, Sephiroth uses Cloud's Limit Break, Meteorain. His exclusive win animation is different than his victory pose in Final Fantasy VII as a temporary playable character: Sephiroth says "Hmph!" before slashing his Masamune thrice and assuming his fighting stance.
Sephiroth and his Masamune appeared as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. The collaboration event happened in the North American version from November 2, 2015 to November 15, 2015.
He was obtainable as a 6★ ranked unit named "Sephiroth" (セフィロス, Sefirosu?), with an attacker type and a dark element. In his standard evolution, he becomes a 7★ ranked unit named "Renegade Hero, Sephiroth" (堕ちた英雄・セフィロス, Ochita Eiyū Sefirosu?), with an attacker and devil type and dual dark elements. In his ultimate evolution, he becomes an 8★ ranked unit named "One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth" (片翼の天使・セフィロス, Kata Tsubasa no Tenshi Sefirosu?), with an attacker and devil type and dual dark elements. In his alternate ultimate evolution, he becomes an 8★ ranked unit named "Pixel Sephiroth" (ドット・セフィロス, Dotto Sefirosu?), with an attacker and devil type and a dark element. His enhance material was obtainable as a 5★ ranked unit named "Sephiroth's Masamune" (セフィロスの正宗, Sefirosu no Masamune?), with a dark element. It was obtained as a potential reward for defeating Neo Exdeath or Yiazmat.
As a 6★ ranked unit, Sephiroth wears his standard outfit and bears a ferocious purple aura. His active skill is "I am the chosen one." and his leader skill is "Draw Slash". After being evolved to his standard evolution as a 7★ ranked unit, he becomes shirtless and assumes a fighting stance with his masamune and a black wing sprouting from his back while being enveloped in a purple aura. His active skill is "I am the chosen one." and his leader skill is "Octaslash". After being evolved to his ultimate evolution as an 8★ ranked unit, Sephiroth wears his standard outfit while wielding his masamune and revealing his black angel wing while being enveloped in a dark shroud. His active skill is "I am the chosen one." and his leader skill is "Supernova". In his alternate ultimate evolution as a 8★ ranked unit, Pixel Sephiroth appears as an animated sprite version of his initial appearance. His active skill is "You are...a puppet." and his leader skill is "Black Materia". As a 5★ ranked unit, his enhance material appears as its standard incarnation, a long sword emitting dark electricity. Its active skill is "I am the chosen one."
Monster Strike[edit | edit source]
Sephiroth appears as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration.
Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble[edit | edit source]
Sephiroth has appeared in the Final Fantasy Dissidia Collaboration event as a befriendable Rank SSS Yo-kai of the Tough Tribe.
Sephiroth is a DLC Fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He was announced as the third character from the 2nd Fighter Pass at the The Game Awards 2020, on December 10th, 2020. His debut trailer, "The One-Winged Angel!", has several allusions to his home series, particularly the animated movie Advent Children (down to faithful recreations of certain scenes). Unlike the other characters, he does not join forces with the party, but rather seems to be against both Galeem and the party. His release date was December 22nd, 2020; however, players who already purchased the 2nd Fighter Pass were able to unlock him earlier in the limited special event called "Sephiroth Challenge", which ran from December 17h to 22th, where they had to defeat Sephiroth in a one-on-one stamina battle.
Sephiroth’s reveal trailer marks the first CGI appearance of Cloud in the Super Smash Bros. series, with all of his previous appearances in trailers and cutscenes instead using his in-game model. His inclusion in Smash Bros. also changes Cloud's Final Smash to Omnislash Ver. 5 if he is using his Advent Children alternate costume.
Prior to his debut in Ultimate, Sephiroth was alluded to in Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. In particular, Cloud's debut trailer has Cloud fighting Ike nearing the end that was taken directly from Cloud and Sephiroth's fight in the Lifestream in the ending to Final Fantasy VII, and Cloud's All-Star's ending has him glaring at Palutena while she's walking away from a blaze, alluding to Sephiroth and his role in the Nibelheim Incident. One of Cloud's unlockable images in Ultimate also features him wading through a body of water while carrying Zelda as she's struggling, indirectly alluding to Sephiroth's murder of Aerith and the funeral thereafter. In addition, the character Mewtwo's Classic Mode in Ultimate, "Psychic Control", has his "ally" being Cloud Strife in the third round after beating him in the second round, indirectly alluding to both Cloud's status as a failed Sephiroth Clone as well as Sephiroth frequently manipulating Cloud in his debut game for this reason.
Notably, Sephiroth's pose in his render bears a strinkingly similarity to his original artwork from Dissidia. Many of his animations and abilities also make allusions to Dissidia.
In terms of gameplay, Sephiroth is defined by his long reach attacks using Masamune (having one of the longest reaches in the game), with the drawback of many of those moves having considerable startup and/or ending lag, meaning Sephiroth is vulnerable during their execution unless properly taking distance from his opponents. His sword deals more damage depending on which part hits his opponents and the type of attack: in slashing attacks, the middle part of the blade deals increased damage and knockback; in thrusting attacks, the tip of the blade deals more damage and knockback instead. Sephiroth is classified as a lightweight character, meaning that, while boasting from a powerful moveset, he can be launched and K.O.ed faster than other characters.
Sephiroth is unique as he possesses a special fighter ability called One-Winged Angel, which activates based on the amount of percentage damage he has taken and depending on his number of stocks. While in this mode, he sprouts his signature black wing, increasing the power of his attacks, his movement speed, and granting super armor to all his Smash Attacks. This mode ends if Sephiroth is K.O.'ed or K.O.s an opponent.
A key part of Sephiroth's gameplay is defined by his Special Moves, which reflects his status as the ultimate SOLDIER with control over magic. His Neutral Special, Flare, launches a slow moving projectile, which can be charged into Megaflare and Gigaflare, increasing its damage and radius. His Side Special, Shadow Flare, has an unique property of dealing delayed damage, causing small spheres of darkness to circle his opponent upon hit, which will "detonate" after few seconds; this attack can be charged to increase the number of spheres for more damage. His Up Special is Blade Dash, a quick slash that can be aimed at virtually any direction; this attack can be charged, and when done so, turns Blade Dash into Octaslash, where Sephiroth performs multiple strikes at his opponents. His Down Special is Scintilla, where Sephiroth creates a barrier that can be used to counter attacks and destroy projectiles. Finally, his Final Smash is Supernova, where he briefly transforms into his Safer∙Sephiroth form and casts Super Nova (albeit with a much faster animation compared to the north-american version of Final Fantasy VII), dealing heavy damage and inflicting random status effects to his surviving foes (such as instant shield break, slowed movement speed, reversed controls, among others).
Overall, Sephiroth can be defined as a "glass-cannon" type of character, having a powerful moveset, yet slow and telegraphed, while being more frail than other characters in general (with his weight being as close as Pikachu's). Because of this, his gameplay style revolves around bait and punish strategies, while zoning his opponents with his massive range thanks to Masamune, as well keeping enemies at bay with his Special Attacks.