Vincent Valentine is a recurring character in The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, appearing in every game and movie in the series -- Final Fantasy VII, Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, and Final Fantasy Advent Children; he is presumed to reappear in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII episodic pseudo-remake. He is a fan favorite in the Final Fantasy VII segment of the Final Fantasy metaverse, but also one of the favorite playable characters in the entire franchise.
A pale skinned, red eyed person with what looks like a cybernetic arm (it is in fact a gauntlet), Vincent is considered as mysterious as he is interesting. He notably sleeps in a coffin and possesses other vampiric traits although he is revealed to not be one, much to the party's relief, though he is easily the oldest member of the party, having been in love with the woman who would come to be Sephiroth's mother, Lucretia.
As a Sephiroth Clone like other heroes such as SOLDIERs Cloud Strife and Zack Fair, Vincent has the genes of an alien creature inside of him; in his case this allows him to transform into vicious beasts in combat; unfortunately he loses all sense of holding back and he will go berserk in all forms. Many of these forms relate to Halloween: While his Galian Beast form is based on the series' Behemoth monsters and his Chaos form appears to be based on Final Fantasy I's final boss (although is also a Demon), his Death Gigas is based on Frankenstein's monster and his Hellmasker is a combination of Jason Voorhees and Leatherface.