Shinra SOLDIER 1st Class. Upbeat and brimming with vitality, he dreams of becoming a hero, but is caught up in a certain incident with his friend Cloud while on a mission. It is during their life-or-death escape from this plight that Zack makes up his mind to become a mercenary.
Zack is depicted in a black 1st Class SOLDIER uniform.
In his alternate costume, Zack is depicted in his time as a SOLDIER 2nd Class. His hair has several bangs hanging over his face and he wears an indigo SOLDIER uniform, gloves and boots.
|5★ (EX)||70||Unleashed Power: Equips the EX Ability Apocalypse.|
|Buster Sword ver. Z (VII)|
|5★||35||SOLDIER Martial Arts:
|5★||15||Pride Carried On:
|Shinra Alpha (VII)|
|Bulletproof Vest (VII)|
- Command abilities
|Steals enemy's BRV.|
|Expends BRV to deal HP damage.|
|BRV, Melee, Buff|
|5-HIT BRV attack.
Provokes the target and grants Action Delay Down. Deals more damage when an enemy is targeting the user.
|BRV+HP, Melee, Buff|
|8-HIT BRV+HP attack.
Grants Max BRV Up. Deals more damage when an enemy is targeting the user.
|Self, Buff, Overflow|
|Slightly raises Initial BRV for 2 turns.
BRV stolen can overflow by a small amount for 2 turns. No action delay. Doesn't increase turn count. Decreases Friend Support and Summon action count.
|EX Ability, BRV+HP, Magic, Buff, Debuff|
|6-HIT AoE BRV+HP attack.
HP damage is divided equally amongst all enemies. Raises the total potency when an enemy is targeting the user. BRV can overflow up to 150% Max BRV. Provokes all enemies for 4 turns (Lock debuff). Grants BRV Barrier for 4 turns. BRV Barrier nullifies BRV damage under 150% Initial BRV. If the incoming BRV damage is above that %, lowers BRV damage by that value. Dispelled if broken.
- Passive abilities
- Zack's trailer shows him fighting both a Laguna and King manikin in the rain with a knocked-out Cloud beside him. This alludes to him fending off countless gunmen while trying to protect Cloud in the ending of Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
- Zack's alternate skin depicts him with a standard issue SOLDIER sword as opposed to his primary Buster Sword in its artwork (making him one of the few characters to have a different weapon wielded in his alternate skin artwork), though he cannot equip it.
- The way Zack poses when about to use his EX Ability alludes to the pose he makes on the title screen for Crisis Core.