Template:FFVII Enemies The Sweeper is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII. Sweeper is encountered in the Sector 1 Reactor, the opening location of the game, and in the north section of the Train Graveyard soon after. It is also a possible encounter in the second round of the Battle Square before obtaining the Tiny Bronco. In the Battle Square it has enhanced stats with double the normal HP and Attack and Magic Attack increased by 25%.
It is slightly stronger than the other enemies at the locations it is first encountered as it will not die in one hit, unlike most of the other enemies, as it has high HP.
It attacks using its arm-mounted guns, and uses them to shoot bullets (the attacks Machine Gun and W Machine Gun) or gas (Smoke Shot). It will use Machine Gun on the character in the party with the lowest current HP, W Machine Gun on whoever has the highest current HP, and Smoke Shot on anyone who is not afflicted with Darkness. However since neither Sweeper, nor any of the opponents it appears alongside with, use attacks that inflict Darkness, this scenario is unnecessary. Also its first move is selected randomly, but the Sweeper will cycle through its moves for the rest of the battle.
It is weak to Lightning.
The way the AI for the Sweeper is coded suggests that it is more likely to use W Machine Gun as its first turn than Smoke Shot or Machine Gun.
- In the 1996 demo version of the game, instead of the Guard Scorpion, a larger-than-usual Sweeper is used instead. Sweeper does not otherwise appear in this version of the demo.