Vincent is my all time favorite character ever! now I know no one cares what character I love most but I think Vincent deserves a little card love. If you've never seen him or even know who he is I'd be pretty amazed and you are probably too young to read this lol.
History: about twenty-five to thirty years before Final Fantasy VII, Vincent was a member of the Turks, then known as Shinra Electric Power Company. When he was assigned to supervise the Jenova Project in Nibelheim, he fell in love with a scientist named Lucrecia Crescent. When he discovered her link to his deceased father, Grimoire Valentine, Lucrecia distanced herself from Vincent and entered a relationship with her associate, Professor Hojo. ( just that part is pretty messed up) Lucrecia then had a baby, in witch they experiment on and at some point professor Hojo also does experiment on Vincent after he gets shot by the same. the story is pretty amazing but a little long.
needless so say he is connected basically in everything that had to do with final fantasy, I mean you heard of Sephiroth right? genova and Cloud... some of the biggest names in final fantasy. I found out they where going to add vincent to the KINGDOM HEARTS game series but clashed with cloud not only in the sense of style but in that cloud and valentine are very similar in attitude. BUT really that would have been amazing! like having two CLOUDS or two VALENTINES.
Vincent also appeared in the movie ( all time favorite animation movie) advent children. -IF YOU HAD NOT WATCHED YOU MUST! square enix does an amazing job at pretty much everything they do and even back then this was pretty top notch for me. The animation is beautiful, the characters looks so sharp and real. But getting back Vincent... I read that animation studios had a little bit of a hard time with Vincents famous red cloak not only because of it's color but because it's the swiftness of it. Like that part were he rescues Cloud.. I love that part!
after doing little cameos here and there he finally made a big appearance in his very own game - DIRGE OF CERBERUS- before this game came out I had played the regular version of final fantasy with the commands and all but this final fantasy game was in a league of its own! a different take on the game you'd expect dirge of cerberus blew my mind! I remember it now as if I was playing ninja gaiden. His amazing weapon and skills in the game made for an amazing and very entertaining game... not to mention they always had the best graphics even when ps4 and xbox one was yet to be made.
Vincent will always be my favorite character, he is dark, mysterious , silent but deadly...he was ment to be my fav... red and black are my favorite colors too ;) I even named a dog after him and since I don't have that dog anymore I will make my kid after him ( good thing he has a pretty normal name lol )
heres to VINCENT VALENTINE! don't underestimate him ever !