Thanks to lulubear777 for the inspiration!
We know Cid is a crude old haggard with a foul mouth and a penchant for drinking and smoking. And the Cids in Final Fantasy is usually the oldest. He also has facial stubble, portraying himself as a man who doesn’t quite care about appearances.
But in Final Fantasy VII, he’s only 32! I’m sure the amount of abuse he does to his body smoking and drinking can take quite a toll. But I think everyone looking at his character field model would have thought him to be quite old, as in 50 years old (must be the hair). He even displays signs of having a midlife crisis and falls asleep at random times. And I’m not the only person who noticed:
lol i was always shocked when I saw cid’s age as 32. He looks like he’s pushing 50 in the character protrait! I mean, I know cigerettes and alchohol can age you prematurely but DAAAAAAAAMN. It’s even funnier when you realize pretty boy vincent is only 5 years younger (technically he didn’t age after becoming all vampire)
But even more perplexing is when you compare him to Barrett, the other older adult. Barrett is 35. So Cid is younger than Barret by three years? I would have never guessed. But did anyone think Barrett was 35, especially when compared to Cid? I would have thought Barrett to be in his late twenties, in between 25 – 29 years of age. Pretty strange, of course.
And technically, Vincent Valentine is the oldest of the group.