Red XIII

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Character
Name: Red XIII/Nanaki
Occupation: Genetic experiment, Guardian of the Canyon
Title/Rank: N/A
Location: Cosmo Canyon
Status: Alive
Relationships: Cloud (friend), Barrett (friend), Aerith (friend), Cait Sith (friend), Tifa (friend), Yuffie (friend), Cid (friend), Vincent (friend), Sephiroth (enemy), Seto (father), Bugenhagen (grandfather)
Fandom: Final Fantasy
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Red XIII is a main character in the Square Enix video game Final Fantasy VII.

Canon

Red XIII was presumably captured by Hojo prior to the events of Final Fantasy VII. The last of his species, Red was abused as Hojo's genetic experiment.

He escaped the mad scientist's trap by playing dumb and pretending to be feral. When Aerith was locked in the same cage as him, he used Barret's sabotage to his advantage, and attacked Hojo at first opportunity.

Don't be deceived by appearances however, because Red XIII is both extremely intelligent, and of very sage character. Even his age is deceptive, with the incredible longevity of his species allowing him to live three, even four times longer than humans. Often the voice of logic and reason amidst the madness that comes with saving the planet, Red XIII is almost always one pounce ahead.

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Shipping

Red XIII may sound like a human, and have a human grandfather, but human he is not. Red therefore isn't easily shipped, outside of human AUs.

Plothole

Red XIII is hailed as the last of his tribe, yet is seen in a cinematic at the end of the game, 500 years after the events of the game, with children.

If Red was the last of his kind, how did he have them?

Fans have speculated many mad capped theories, varying from asexual reproduction, to Red originally being human, and cursed to look like the wolfesque species he is, to cross-breeding, to the game lying about Red being the last one, and many more.

Irrespective however, this lapse in consistency has certainly been noticed.

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