One of the most important characters in Final Fantasy VII. Aerith is the last of the Ancients, possessing a close tie to the planet as the holder of the White Materiia. Aerith is fascinated by Cloud, recognizing her lost love Zack within him. Aerith is playful, coy, sassy, and strong-willed, with an optimistic view of life and humanity. She eventually realizes it is her destiny to protect the Planet from Sephiroth, and sets out alone.