Job: Flower Merchant
Age: 22
Weapon: Rod
Height: 163cm
Birthdate: February 7
Birthplace: Unknown

Young, beautiful and somewhat mysterious, Aeris met Cloud while selling flowers on the streets of Midgar. She decided to join him soon after. Her unusual abilities enable her to use magic but she seems more interested in the deepening love triangle between herself, Cloud and Tifa.

Our verdict:

As one of the main characters in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, with one of the greatest set of characters of all time, Aeris Gainsborough falls somewhat short of her colleagues in almost every way. She’s dull, she is bland, her magic isn’t particularly good or useful and she is at best whinie. To be fair, she has some good points, but the aforementioned “love triangle” is less than appealing, and frankly her — “I’m just a girlie, help!” — attitude is very trying. Ever heard of feminism, Aeris?