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|“||I can hear it. I can hear the planet.||„|
|~ Aerith Gainsborough.|
|“||You worry too much. I'm not some princess who needs to be coddled.||„|
|~ Aerith to Cloud.|
Aerith Gainsborough is a playable character and the female lead in Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake. She is a recurring character in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, appearing as a supporting character in Advent Children, Before Crisis and Crisis Core.
She is the last of the Cetra, an ancient race with powerful magical abilities, and so the Shinra Electric Power Company hunts her throughout her life, seeking to exploit her powers.
Outside of the series' continuity, Aerith is also a recurring minor character in the Kingdom Hearts series, a recurring playable character in the Itadaki Street series, and a minor character in Final Fantasy Tactics, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
In Japanese, Aerith is voiced by Chihiro Tanaka as a youth in the Remake, and Maaya Sakamoto in all other speaking roles. In English, Aerith is voiced by Mandy Moore in Kingdom Hearts, Mena Suvari in the Kingdom Hearts II and Advent Children, Briana White and Capri Oliver in the Remake as an adult and a youth respectively, and Andrea Bowen in all other speaking roles.
Aerith is forgiving, as seen with Cloud after the events at the Temple of the Ancients. She even shows compassion to people who might not deserve the gesture, like Tseng. Aerith is portrayed as an independent, outgoing, motherly and kind young woman who is deeply in-tune with nature. Her extroverted personality is a contrast to Tifa's more withdrawn and guarded mindset.
- Aerith's first name was mistransliterated as 'Aeris' in the English-language versions of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Tactics. The correct spelling is given in all of her subsequent English-language appearances.