From the spiky-haired Cloud Strife, to the uproarious and spunky Cait Sith, Final Fantasy 7 highlights a portion of the series' generally famous and most bizarre characters. Gamers for quite a long time have been befuddled by what kind of animal the emotionless Red XIII really is, however the head of Final Fantasy 7's change, Tetsuya Nomura, shares what they think he is.
Red XIII, or Nanaki, joins Cait Sith as the main non-human individuals from the player's party in Final Fantasy 7. The maroon creature hails from Cosmo Canyon, and joins the player's party ahead of schedule into Final Fantasy 7 (or late into Final Fantasy 7 Remake) during the party's seige on Shinra base camp to save Aerith Gainsborough. As the remnant of a dying breed, Red XIII was caught by Shinra and investigated by Professor Hojo, the frenzied researcher eventually wanting to interbreed him and Aerith to save both their species. After the occasions of Final Fantasy 7, and at what is viewed as the finish of the game's timetable, Red XIII shows up with his whelps sitting above the remains of Midgar.
As indicated by a meeting of Nomura, Final Fantasy 7's Red XIII is really a cat notwithstanding plaguing fan convictions. Reddit client Aliasis shared a statement from Nomura to the Final Fantasy 7 Remake subreddit where they clarify the beginnings of a scene in Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children where Cait Sith should be visible riding Red XIII. Nomura subtleties that during the production of Parasite Eve, they needed to make a game with no human characters, where the player controlled a feline that rode on the rear of a canine, thusly rousing the scene in the film. Notwithstanding this, Nomura states in interpretation, "However I surmise since Red XIII is a cat of sorts, it would really be a feline riding on a feline for this situation," prior to chuckling.
It is obscure the way that old this statement of Nomura's is, however it is in any case weird how Nomura's contemplations go against some of Red XIII's portrayal in the time since Advent Children's delivery. The most clear model is a notable line from Final Fantasy 7 Remake where Red XIII himself expresses that he is a "guinea pig canine," something Barret had a go at unraveling only a couple of scenes earlier. Fans all the more for the most part have portrayed Red XIII as blend between a lion and wolf, as he has the actual attributes of both, similar to the tail of a lion yet the nose of a wolf.
There is clearly still uncertainty seeing Red XIII as an animal, considering Nomura's own ambiguity with their "of sorts" reply. In any case, this loans a further feeling of satire to every one of the scenes where Red XIII is seen as a canine, realizing that the first maker has a more catlike imagining of him. Ideally players will actually want to exploit Red XIII's catlike like characteristics in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 through platforming or battle.