Vincent is a secret playable character in Final Fantasy VII. Vincent is a Gunner and wields various firearms. His special ability is to transform into monsters that augment his powers, but he loses control of his actions. His ultimate weapon, Death Penalty, deals more damage the more enemies Vincent kills and is found in the cave behind the waterfall.

Vincent can be recruited in the party in the Shinra Mansion. On a technical level, Vincent occupies the same party slot as Sephiroth does for the flashback. The game only properly updates the slot during the character naming screen, so he will not function correctly if this is bypassed when adding him to the party by non-standard means.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Victory pose.

Vincent uses a variety of different pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles. Being a ranged fighter, he will do full damage with physical attacks from the back row. His unique Limit Break heals and transforms him, but the player loses control of him. His victory pose is to spin his gun a few times before returning it to its holster. He will not pose in his transformed state.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Vincent in battle.

Vincent has rather low stats. He is, however, one of the best magic users, his Magic being second to Aeris and Cloud, and tied with Cait Sith, while his max MP is second only to Aeris. Vincent has the least HP at level 99, and possesses only marginally more Strength than Aeris. Along with Cait Sith, Vincent has the least Vitality at the highest levels, and his Dexterity is average. He has the highest Spirit rating, along with Cloud, Aeris, and Cait Sith.

Vincent's starting level is determined by the following formula: [average party level + 3].

LV Exp HP MP Strength Dexterity Vitality Magic Spirit Luck +
2 7 187 - 197 19 - 24 9 - 11 5 - 7 10 - 12 11 - 13 11 - 13 14 - 16
3 35 201 - 215 28 - 30 9 - 13 5 - 9 10 - 14 11 - 15 11 - 15 14 - 17
4 98 219 - 233 35 - 37 10 - 15 5 - 10 11 - 16 12 - 17 12 - 17 14 - 18
5 210 235 - 251 40 - 43 11 - 16 6 - 11 12 - 17 13 - 18 13 - 19 14 - 19
6 385 253 - 269 46 - 49 12 - 17 7 - 12 13 - 18 14 - 19 14 - 20 14 - 20
7 637 269 - 287 53 - 56 13 - 18 7 - 13 14 - 19 15 - 20 15 - 21 14 - 20
8 980 287 - 305 58 - 62 14 - 19 8 - 14 15 - 20 16 - 21 16 - 22 14 - 20
9 1428 303 - 323 64 - 68 15 - 20 9 - 15 16 - 21 17 - 22 17 - 23 14 - 20
11 2695 337 - 359 76 - 81 17 - 22 10 - 17 18 - 23 19 - 25 19 - 26 14 - 21
12 3639 398 - 420 84 - 90 18 - 23 11 - 18 19 - 24 20 - 26 20 - 27 14 - 21
13 4675 426 - 456 92 - 98 19 - 24 12 - 19 20 - 25 21 - 27 21 - 28 14 - 21
14 5891 467 - 497 100 - 106 20 - 25 13 - 20 21 - 26 22 - 29 22 - 29 14 - 21
15 7302 503 - 538 108 - 114 21 - 26 14 - 21 22 - 27 23 - 30 24 - 31 14 - 21
16 8922 544 - 579 115 - 122 22 - 27 15 - 22 23 - 28 24 - 31 25 - 32 14 - 21
17 10765 580 - 620 123 - 130 23 - 28 15 - 22 24 - 29 26 - 33 26 - 33 14 - 21
18 12845 621 - 661 130 - 138 24 - 29 16 - 23 25 - 30 27 - 34 28 - 35 14 - 21
19 15177 657 - 702 138 - 146 25 - 30 17 - 24 26 - 31 28 - 35 29 - 36 14 - 21
21 20656 739 - 784 153 - 162 27 - 33 18 - 25 28 - 33 31 - 38 31 - 38 15 - 22
22 24827 826 - 871 162 - 171 28 - 34 19 - 26 29 - 35 32 - 39 32 - 39 15 - 22
23 28457 886 - 944 171 - 180 29 - 36 20 - 27 30 - 36 34 - 41 33 - 40 15 - 22
24 32424 953 - 1011 179 - 189 30 - 37 21 - 28 31 - 37 35 - 42 35 - 42 15 - 22
25 36744 1013 - 1078 188 - 198 31 - 38 22 - 29 32 - 38 37 - 44 36 - 43 15 - 22
26 41431 1080 - 1145 196 - 207 33 - 40 23 - 30 33 - 39 38 - 45 37 - 44 15 - 22
27 46501 1140 - 1212 205 - 216 34 - 41 23 - 30 34 - 40 40 - 47 39 - 46 15 - 22
28 51968 1207 - 1279 213 - 225 35 - 42 24 - 31 35 - 41 41 - 48 40 - 47 15 - 22
29 57848 1267 - 1346 222 - 234 36 - 43 25 - 32 36 - 42 43 - 50 41 - 48 15 - 22
31 70905 1394 - 1480 239 - 252 39 - 46 26 - 33 38 - 44 45 - 52 44 - 51 16 - 23
32 79149 1497 - 1583 248 - 263 40 - 47 27 - 34 39 - 46 47 - 54 45 - 52 16 - 23
33 86931 1583 - 1677 257 - 272 41 - 48 28 - 35 40 - 47 49 - 56 46 - 53 16 - 23
34 95207 1669 - 1771 266 - 283 42 - 49 29 - 36 41 - 48 50 - 57 48 - 55 17 - 24
35 103992 1746 - 1857 276 - 293 43 - 50 29 - 36 42 - 49 51 - 58 49 - 56 17 - 24
36 113302 1823 - 1943 284 - 302 44 - 51 30 - 37 43 - 50 52 - 59 50 - 57 17 - 24
37 123151 1909 - 2029 293 - 312 45 - 52 31 - 38 44 - 51 53 - 60 52 - 59 17 - 24
38 133555 1986 - 2115 302 - 321 46 - 53 31 - 38 45 - 52 54 - 61 53 - 60 17 - 24
39 144529 2072 - 2201 311 - 331 47 - 54 32 - 39 46 - 53 55 - 62 54 - 61 17 - 24
41 168248 2235 - 2373 329 - 350 49 - 56 34 - 41 48 - 55 58 - 65 57 - 64 17 - 24
42 181023 2345 - 2494 339 - 361 50 - 57 35 - 42 48 - 55 58 - 65 58 - 65 18 - 25
43 194429 2455 - 2615 349 - 371 50 - 57 35 - 42 49 - 56 58 - 65 59 - 66 18 - 25
44 208481 2565 - 2725 359 - 381 51 - 58 36 - 43 49 - 56 59 - 66 60 - 67 18 - 25
45 223194 2675 - 2835 368 - 391 51 - 58 37 - 44 50 - 57 60 - 67 61 - 68 19 - 26
46 238584 2774 - 2945 377 - 401 52 - 59 37 - 44 51 - 58 61 - 68 62 - 69 19 - 26
47 254665 2873 - 3055 387 - 411 52 - 59 38 - 45 51 - 58 62 - 69 63 - 70 19 - 26
48 271453 2983 - 3165 396 - 421 53 - 60 39 - 46 52 - 59 63 - 70 64 - 71 19 - 26
49 288963 3082 - 3275 406 - 431 53 - 60 39 - 46 53 - 60 64 - 71 65 - 72 19 - 26
51 326210 3291 - 3495 425 - 451 54 - 61 41 - 48 54 - 61 66 - 73 67 - 74 19 - 26
52 345977 3401 - 3618 434 - 462 55 - 62 41 - 48 55 - 62 67 - 74 68 - 75 20 - 27
53 366527 3511 - 3741 443 - 472 55 - 62 41 - 48 56 - 63 67 - 74 69 - 76 20 - 27
54 387875 3621 - 3864 454 - 483 56 - 63 41 - 48 56 - 63 68 - 75 69 - 76 20 - 27
55 410036 3744 - 3987 463 - 493 56 - 63 42 - 49 57 - 64 69 - 76 70 - 77 20 - 27
56 433026 3854 - 4110 474 - 504 56 - 63 42 - 49 57 - 64 70 - 77 71 - 78 20 - 27
57 456859 3977 - 4233 483 - 514 57 - 64 43 - 50 58 - 65 70 - 77 72 - 79 20 - 27
58 481551 4087 - 4356 494 - 525 57 - 64 43 - 50 59 - 66 71 - 78 72 - 79 20 - 27
59 507117 4210 - 4479 503 - 535 58 - 65 44 - 51 59 - 66 72 - 79 73 - 80 20 - 27
61 560932 4443 - 4725 522 - 556 59 - 66 45 - 52 60 - 67 73 - 80 74 - 81 21 - 28
62 589211 4551 - 4845 538 - 572 59 - 66 45 - 52 60 - 67 74 - 81 75 - 82 21 - 28
63 618425 4659 - 4965 554 - 588 60 - 67 46 - 53 61 - 68 75 - 82 76 - 83 21 - 28
64 648589 4767 - 5085 568 - 602 60 - 67 46 - 53 61 - 68 76 - 83 77 - 84 21 - 28
65 679718 4875 - 5205 584 - 618 61 - 68 46 - 53 62 - 69 76 - 83 77 - 84 21 - 28
66 711828 4983 - 5325 600 - 634 61 - 68 46 - 53 62 - 69 77 - 84 78 - 85 21 - 28
67 744933 5091 - 5445 614 - 648 61 - 68 46 - 53 63 - 70 77 - 84 78 - 85 21 - 28
68 779049 5211 - 5565 630 - 664 62 - 69 46 - 53 63 - 70 77 - 84 79 - 86 21 - 28
69 814191 5319 - 5685 646 - 680 62 - 69 47 - 54 64 - 71 78 - 85 80 - 87 21 - 28
71 887614 5547 - 5925 670 - 710 63 - 70 47 - 54 64 - 71 79 - 86 81 - 88 22 - 29
72 925925 5667 - 6045 682 - 724 63 - 70 47 - 54 65 - 72 79 - 86 81 - 88 22 - 29
73 965323 5775 - 6165 693 - 736 64 - 71 47 - 54 65 - 72 80 - 87 82 - 89 22 - 29
74 1005823 5883 - 6285 702 - 746 64 - 71 47 - 54 66 - 73 80 - 87 83 - 90 22 - 29
75 1047440 6003 - 6405 713 - 758 65 - 72 48 - 55 66 - 73 81 - 88 83 - 90 22 - 29
76 1090190 6111 - 6525 724 - 769 65 - 72 48 - 55 67 - 74 81 - 88 84 - 91 22 - 29
77 1134087 6231 - 6645 733 - 778 65 - 72 48 - 55 67 - 74 81 - 88 84 - 91 22 - 29
78 1179147 6339 - 6765 743 - 789 66 - 73 48 - 55 68 - 75 82 - 89 85 - 92 22 - 29
79 1225385 6459 - 6885 753 - 800 66 - 73 48 - 55 68 - 75 82 - 89 86 - 93 22 - 29
81 1321456 6675 - 7125 772 - 820 67 - 74 48 - 55 69 - 76 83 - 90 87 - 94 23 - 30
82 1371319 6757 - 7207 773 - 821 68 - 75 49 - 56 70 - 77 84 - 91 87 - 94 23 - 30
83 1422421 6839 - 7299 774 - 822 69 - 76 49 - 56 70 - 77 84 - 91 88 - 95 23 - 30
84 1474777 6921 - 7391 775 - 824 70 - 77 49 - 56 71 - 78 85 - 92 88 - 95 23 - 30
85 1528402 7003 - 7483 777 - 826 70 - 77 49 - 56 71 - 78 85 - 92 88 - 95 23 - 30
86 1583312 7085 - 7575 779 - 830 70 - 77 49 - 56 71 - 78 85 - 92 89 - 96 23 - 30
87 1639521 7177 - 7667 783 - 834 70 - 77 49 - 56 71 - 78 85 - 92 89 - 96 23 - 30
88 1697045 7259 - 7759 787 - 840 71 - 78 50 - 57 72 - 79 86 - 93 89 - 96 23 - 30
89 1755899 7351 - 7851 792 - 845 71 - 78 50 - 57 72 - 79 86 - 93 90 - 97 23 - 30
91 1877658 7525 - 8035 804 - 858 72 - 79 50 - 57 72 - 79 87 - 94 90 - 97 23 - 30
92 1940593 7607 - 8127 810 - 864 72 - 79 50 - 57 73 - 80 87 - 94 91 - 98 23 - 30
93 2004919 7699 - 8219 817 - 871 72 - 79 50 - 57 73 - 80 87 - 94 91 - 98 23 - 30
94 2070651 7781 - 8311 823 - 878 73 - 80 51 - 58 73 - 80 88 - 95 91 - 98 23 - 30
95 2137804 7873 - 8403 830 - 886 73 - 80 51 - 58 73 - 80 88 - 95 92 - 99 23 - 30
96 2206394 7955 - 8495 837 - 893 73 - 80 51 - 58 74 - 81 88 - 95 92 - 99 23 - 30
97 2276435 8037 - 8587 844 - 900 74 - 81 51 - 58 74 - 81 89 - 96 92 - 99 23 - 30
98 2347943 8129 - 8679 852 - 908 74 - 81 51 - 58 74 - 81 89 - 96 93 - 100 23 - 30
99 2420933 8211 - 8771 859 - 915 74 - 81 51 - 58 74 - 81 89 - 96 93 - 100 23 - 30

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Vincent's default weapon is the Quicksilver pistol, which he carries in his official artwork. Vincent's guns have mediocre Attack power, but two of them have a 255% hit rate, meaning they will never miss, and all of his guns are long range. The 255% Accuracy makes Vincent a good choice for the Deathblow Materia, which inflicts double damage but has low Accuracy—the 255% hit rate can make up for this.

Vincent's ultimate weapon is the Death Penalty, whose strength increases with the number of enemies Vincent has killed. Due to an overflow glitch, with his ultimate weapon, Vincent is capable of killing even Emerald Weapon in one shot.

Limit Breaks[edit | edit source]

Galian Beast.

Vincent's Limit Breaks are different from the others'. He has only one Limit Break for each of the four levels, and when Vincent initiates a Limit Break, he turns into a berserk monster and stays that way until the battle is over, win or lose. When he shifts his form, Vincent's stats increase and his HP refills, but he cannot shift back at will. Thus, while his Limit Breaks can be powerful, they are risky. If Vincent is knocked out he will revert to his normal form.

The offensive properties of Elemental or Added Effect do not carry over to his Limit Break forms, perhaps because he's not using his weapon to attack. Defensive Materia set-ups continue to work. Vincent learns new Limit Breaks the fastest of all party members. Vincent is the only character to find both his ultimate weapon and Limit Break Level 4 in the same place: Lucrecia's Cave.


Quests[edit | edit source]

Field model.

Recruiting Vincent[edit | edit source]

In the Shinra Mansion, the player must get the Mansion Key from the safe upstairs. The combination is RIGHT TO 36, LEFT TO 10, RIGHT TO 59, RIGHT TO 97; hints to where to find the codes are explained in a letter found near the entrance, but the player doesn't need to find the hints if they know the correct code.

Following the opening of the safe, a boss called Lost Number will appear. The key can be picked up from the safe after the battle and used to open the locked cellar in the basement. Inside, the player will find coffins, and one of them contains Vincent. The player must talk about Sephiroth when Vincent asks the party a question. When the coffin closes, the player must touch the coffin again and ask his name when Vincent poses another question. As the party leaves the cavern, Vincent will join.

Vincent joins the party.

It is possible to recruit Vincent with Tifa or Cid as party leader, which gives a slightly different dialogue, and even after Raid on Midgar, when the target of his hatred has already been killed. Vincent will still join the party, ready to exact his revenge.

In the PC version re-release acquiring Vincent earns the "Vincent" achievement. Recruiting him in the PlayStation 4 version earns the "Won't You Be My Valentine?" trophy.

Lucrecia's Cave[edit | edit source]

Vincent as a Turk.

After Cloud returns to the party after the Mideel events, the player can travel to Lucrecia's Cave for a unique quest when Vincent is in the party. Upon first entering the cave with Vincent, Lucrecia Crescent will appear and tell of the experiments through which Hojo had put her, Sephiroth, and Vincent in Shinra Mansion.

Afterwards, the player must exit and fight ten random encounters. Returning with Vincent in the party, the player can find his Limit Break manual and his ultimate weapon, Chaos and Death Penalty, respectively, at the back of the cave, which is otherwise empty.

Unique scenes[edit | edit source]

When the party, as a whole, meets at the Gold Saucer's Ghost Square inn and discusses the next plan of action (after obtaining the Keystone), Cait Sith suggests that Cloud explain the overall reason behind their journey thus far, since he, Vincent (if he has been recruited at the time), and Cid were all not part of the party at the start of the journey. Cid will agree, after which Vincent, if he is in the party, will chime in with his own agreement, as well. Then, at the end of the meeting, Vincent will approach Cid and invite him to join him in returning to their rooms. However, Cid will not hear him due to having fallen asleep during the meeting (which he will do regardless of whether or not Vincent has been recruited by this time).

Vincent has additional dialogue during the confrontation with Hojo if he is in the party. After learning of what he did to Lucrecia, he angrily tells Hojo that he, not himself, should have been the one forcibly put to sleep.

Glitches[edit | edit source]

Other than the overflow glitch with Death Penalty, there are two other harmless glitches associated with Vincent: the Vincent Mug glitch, and a glitch that occurs only in the original PC-version if Vincent is in the party during the scene at the end of Part 1, where his character model is stuck with one leg extended into the air.

Vincent's Limit Break forms behave oddly under All Lucky 7s since he seems to revert to using his gun though there is no animation for it.

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