FF7 Remake’s Chapter 12 ends with one of the game’s biggest and most impactful moments, with a cameo of a character we’ll surely see again.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a complete reimagination of the original game built from the ground up. For the most part, it sticks true to the original story’s Midgar section, only taking time to expand the universe and show just how great Midgar is. The Midgar section of the original game only covered the first few hours of the original game, meaning a lot of places and people aren’t in the Remake.
That being said, after the ending events of chapter 12, a small cat can be seen falling to its knees at the edge of the destroyed plate. Returning fans immediately recognized this character as Cait Sith and appreciated the tiny cameo, even though this was long before the character was introduced in the base game.
*** This Article Contains Spoilers For The Original Final Fantasy 7 ***
Who Is Cait Sith
Cait Sith is the sixth party member to join your team in the original game. After leaving Midgar, the party travels between a few cities and eventually to the Golden Saucer, where they meet Cait Sith. While there are two other party members you can get, Cait Sith is the last one to be introduced through the main story and a required tag-along after meeting them. Cait Sith is the small cat that rides on the back of a large Moogle, shouting commands through a megaphone.
While Cait Sith seems like a small Moogle-riding cat, it is a remote-controlled puppet the Shinra company used to spy on Cloud and his party. While it is first a mystery, Cait Sith admits to being Reeve Tuesti, the head of Urban Development. Cait Sith is only allowed to stay in the party after Shinra takes Marlene, Barret’s adopted daughter, hostage. Over the later events of the game, the party grows to trust Cait Sith more, and it shows Reeve’s having a slow change of heart and fully believing in Cloud’s mission.
Cait Sith’s Motives
Reeve Tuesti is shown to be the one person who disagreed with the idea of dropping the plate on the slums. This is continued in the Remake, as the one scene we see of Cait Sith is his despair at seeing the results of the plate being dropped. While he still agrees to be a spy within Cloud’s party, his faith in Shinra begins to form cracks.
Reeve begins to see just how bad Shinra is and goes as far as fully turning over to Cloud’s side in the later events of the game. He starts as a spy for Shinra and eventually turns around and becomes a spy for Avalanche. Shinra’s motives are self-preservation and what they think is best for themselves and their elites, while Avalance fights for regular people and the planet. After Meteor is summoned, he fully joins Avalanche, as they are the ones actually fighting to save the planet.
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