Vincent Valentine was an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII, and main character of the spin-off Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. A former Turk with a mysterious past, Vincent's hidden secrets tied him directly to several of the Compilations main antagonists. Vincent's weapon of choice was a handgun and his Limit Breaks caused him to shapeshift as a result of the experiments Professor Hojo performed on him.
During the Dissidian Wars, Vincent fought for the Chaos side after Garland sensed Vincent's connection with a form of Chaos. Vincent himself cared little for the wars but when forced to fight would do do so mercilessly. After the Chaos warriors experienced a blow to Chaos' power they used Vincent's connection to revive Chaos. Vincent was not resurrected in the following cycle...
Vincent's main outfit is based on his Dirge of Cerberus attire, he wears a red band and his tattered red cape, held in place over his shoulders and lower face by several buckles. Vincent's body attire is black with several straps and buckles including a holster for his gun against his right leg, and pointed sabatons on his feet. He also wears a golden gauntlet on his left arm. During EX Mode Vincent becomes the Galian Beast (based mostly upon the DoC version) where it has grey fur and rags of Vincent's cloak hanging off it's waist.
Vincent's first alternate costume, "Demon's Cloak," portrays him in his original attire from Final Fantasy VII where his cape is less tattered, he wears a diffferent gauntlet and his colour scheme is duller in colour. In EX Mode the Galian Beast has more purplish fur and no cloak hanging off.
His second alternate costume, "Turk's Uniform," dresses Vincent in his past attire as a Turk agent dressing him in a black-blue suit and styling his hair more tidily. The Beast's tattered clothing reflects the suit instead of his cloaks.
His DLC outfit, "Chaos Within," portrays Vincent in his Chaos form minus the wings, giving him a demonic ragged appearance. In EX Mode the Galian Beast gains Chaos Vincent's Crest instead of horns and has crimson fur.
Vincent's manikin, Imaginary Sinner, is Light Blue
Vincent is a Bestial Gunner where his attacks concentrate on hitting opponents from a distance. Vincent’s arsenal of Brave attacks and HP attacks can attack for long periods or have good aiming allowing additional coverage. While quick to attack Vincent is slow to move on the ground but is quicker in the air. He also has a slow falling speed which allows him more distance for his jumps. A disadvantage in using Vincent is the difficulty in using him, as he cannot Wall Rush any of his attacks and many of his gun-based attacks have lag-times if firing for too long meaning he is easy to catch up on the off chance that he misses.
Fire several close-range shots at once at opponent, each hit being quite weak.
Fires bullets that can hit from a distance and home in on opponent so as not to miss.
Fires quickfire explosive shots that deal damage from both close-range and long-range.
Vincent uses his gauntlet to attack by slashing from up close. Can knock an opponent down or stun them.
Releases a flow of Lifestream that spreads out from Vincent, deals less damage the further away it hits. Has a slight absorbing effect.
Fires large bullets that homes in on the opponent, if it hits them in midair will make them fall to the ground.
Charges Gun and releases powerful homing bullets that explode on contact and can pierce weak guards.
Throws a large ball of fire towards opponent.
Tilting his Rifle sideways and wielding one handed, Vincent then swings, blasting anything that gets in a horizontal range of effect. If timed correctly Vincent can spin and release a second wave of bullets
Lightning strikes vertically around Vincent to deal damage to any nearby opponents
A line of ice is unleashed and moves quickly forwards towards Opponent.
Brave to HP Attacks
Slash and Tear
(Chained from Iron Claw) Charges at opponent and proceeds to slash them. Has a slight absorbing effect.
(Chained from Cerberus, Hydra and Griffon) Fire a long flurry of bullets straight forward at opponent, can send them flying if enough bullets hit them. Can continue firing for long periods but Vincent cannot move except to turn
(Chained from Negative Lifestream) Unleashes a stream of flares in a horizontal line in front of Vincent, they explode upon contact with the opponent.
EX Mode - Galian Beast
Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Doubles Critical hit rate during EX Mode.
Increases spread and appearance of shots, recovery time after using gun-based attacks is almost instant.
Close Range attack. Beast Vincent charges at the opponent and deals a series of multiple hits to the opponent until hitting a wall or (non-breakable) obstacle. Vincent is invincible while charging.
Vincent charges into opponent and fires of several shots at opponent. A limit bar appears which has to be quickly filled, if it fails to be filled then Vincent finishes with Beast Claw. If filled, Vincent charges up Gun with energy and as a finishing attack fires thousands of shots into his opponent.