Vincent Valentine

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Character
Name: Vincent Valentine
Occupation: Hitman, Turk (formerly)
Title/Rank: N/A
Location: Nibelheim Mansion
Status: Alive
Relationships: Cloud (friend), Barret (friend), Aerith (friend), Red XIII (friend), Tifa (friend), Yuffie (friend), Cid (friend), Cait Sith (friend), Sephiroth (enemy), Hojo (enemy), Lucretia (love interest)
Fandom: Final Fantasy
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Vincent is a main character in the Square Enix video game Final Fantasy VII.

Canon

Quiet and sombre, Vincent boasts the achievement of being the only character in Final Fantasy VII more depressed than Cloud.

With a similar demeanour, similar hatred for Hojo, Sephiroth and the Shinra, and even (somewhat) similar backstories, Vincent joined the party after learning of their shared enemies.

Between his nightmares, uncontrollable transformations, and feeling of eternal guilt for what he let the Turks and Dr. Gast do to his love interest Lucretia, Vincent has a hard time staying positive. However, he still manages to appear badass, running with his cape in full flutter and mistaking marks of concern for compliments, for example thinking Cloud called him 'cool' when he actually said 'cold'.

And while his past certainly does haunt him, Vincent's self confidence and sense of duty see him through.

Fandom

Shipping

Vincent seems to be quite fond of Cid, as shown by a line of dialogue in the 'Temple of the Ancients' arc; "Hey Cid! Let's go back to our rooms!"

Vincent's usual lack of enthusiasm isn't present, implying that he actually cares about Cid. Vincent/Cid is therefore a fairly common ship.

Other fans enjoy seeing Vincent paired up with Cloud, Yuffie, Sephiroth, Reno (or any other Turk), or Lucretia, the latter being close to canon.

Another thing worth noting is that Vincent's Limit Break allows him to transform into various creatures, one of which is known as the Galian Beast. Due to it being physically similar to Red XIII, dedicated fans could even justify a Vincent/Red XIII ship here.

Archives and Fannish Links

Dirge of Cerberus

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