A coldhearted former hero who wields an extremely long sword.
A legendary member of SOLDIER once revered as a hero.—Dissidia Final Fantasy description
Sephiroth: “There you are.”
Tifa: “Do I…know you?”
Sephiroth: “I am your enemy. That is all you need to know.”
Tifa: “A warrior of Chaos, you mean.”
Sephiroth: “Yes. Now, fight me. Provide me with some challenge before you die.
But he remembers Cloud well, subtly manipulating him:
Sephiroth: “I knew you’d come. You always do as you’re told, don’t you?”
Sephiroth: “You look for a reason because you don’t want to be swept into a fight…” [Hmph] “But all you do is look. You do nothing to follow that desire. That is why you are so eager to make someone else’s reason your own.”
Cloud: “What’s your point?”
Sephiroth: “Your companions could get hurt, yet they’d still have the will to continue their search. But what about you? You’re nothing but a puppet that gets swept away, unable to make any decisions on its own.”
Cloud: “You’re wrong! I just–“
Sephiroth: “So…I’ll continue to provide you with a reason– every time you need one.”
Cloud: “Shut up! I’ve had enough of being told what to fight for. I came here of my own will!”
Sephiroth: “All you’ve ever wanted was to cling to old memories.”
Yet even though he’s on Chaos’ side, he has no desire to fight the endless cycle of war. He only cares to regain his memories, even going so far as to commit suicide in front of his teammates.