I’ve finally wrapped up my playthrough of Final Fantasy 7 Remake after 40-ish with the game. As such, there’s plenty to talk about, lots of stuff to speculate, and that’s what we’ll be doing today.
We’ll be talking about our favorite trio of Jessie, Biggs, and Wedge. Three characters who are nothing minor characters in the first game have become something more. It goes without saying that this goes into spoiler territory, so if you don’t mind being spoiled, then continue. So don’t blame me if you spoil something that you didn’t want to.
So let’s talk about Jessie first.
Ah, Jessie, that thirsty waifu that has set the internet on fire. There’s zero doubt that her role has not only been expanded in Final Fantasy 7 Remake but has captured the hearts of millions due to her charm, her sass, and she’s pretty kick-ass. Sadly, things don’t look too well for her, I’m afraid. When we last saw her, she, along with Biggs and Barrett, tried to stop Shinra from dropping the Midgar Sector 7 plate. During the battle, a Shinra helicopter enters the fray, and Jessie gets the idea to take it out with one of her special grenades, blowing everything up.
Cloud and Tifa eventually find her in bad shape, and it doesn’t look like she was going to make it. She succumbs to her injures, her light fades out, and poor Tifa lets out a few tears for her fallen companion and friend. However, seeing how Final Fantasy 7 Remake is all about changing destiny, there’s a chance she may have survived, but it hasn’t been confirmed. So, for now, Jessie is one of the many who gave up her life in the fight against Shinra.
Damn you, Shinra, damn you!
But wait…….. is that Jessie’s glove in the ending?
Surely Biggs made it out, ok?
Biggs, another character who had a small role in the original Final Fantasy 7, has become a fan favorite in the remake. Smart, tough, a smooth talker, and ostentatious. He was on the final battle to stop Shinra from dropping the Sector 7 plate. Running interfere for Barrett and crew and had been taking on a large number of Shinra soldiers alone. When Cloud found him, he was badly hurt and slumped up against a wall, looking like he was the next contestant who “Who gets to die next.” After a heartfelt conversation with Cloud, it looked grim as he lowered his head and was gone.
Or was he? Upon beating the game, we see that Biggs was somehow saved, either by those ghostly apparitions called the “Whispers” or if an Avalanche cell was able to recover him, or perhaps he woke up and strolled out himself.
Either way, he’s recovering at the Orphanage located in the Sector 5 slums. The question is, how did he get there? I suppose we’ll find out in the next Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodic release (not Integrade) whenever that is.
Wedge lives, at least, right?
Wedge, it would seem, has nine lives just like those cats he keeps company with. Every time we think we’d seen the end of him, he pops right back up. Like Jessie and Biggs, he was also on the plate battle. However, he was found earlier by Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith. Who went on to warn the citizens of Sector 7 to escape because the sky was about to fall. Then by some misfortune, a chuck of the plate was dropping right on top of Wedge. Surely, he was dead, right?
Nope, instead, he plummeted into a Shinra secret lab that was located under the Sector 7 slums the entire time (dun dun dun!). Luckily for him, Barret and Tifa were able to rescue him. This sidelined him for a while, but he solved up to save the team while they were fleeing from the Shinra HQ by calling in a helicopter.
The last time we saw Wedge, he was being attacked by those very same “Whispers” who were yet trying to fix Destiny by attempting to kill Wedge. You see, in Final Fantasy 7, Wedge, along with Jessie and Biggs, all die early on. The Whispers know this and are likely highly pissed that someone is trying to change fate. As Wedge is fighting for his life, he says he’s sorry and wanted to make a difference, while the camera fades to black and we hear the sound of glass shattering. This implies that he’s tossed through a window on a very high up floor on the Shinra HQ.
Of course, there’s a chance he does live, as we don’t get clear confirmation as to what happens to him. Sure, we get implications, but that sound of glass could be a number of things. So we’ll have to wait for the next Final Fantasy 7 Remake episodic release to see what happens to Wedge. I hope he lives; he needs a redemption arc or something.
There you have it, the outcomes of Jessie, Biggs and, Wedge during their adventures in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Be sure to come back as we’ll be diving into more lore and outcomes from the game.
Have you beaten the game yet, and if so, what did you think about it? We’d love to know in the comments below.