Mt. Nibel is a mountain located near the small village of Nibelheim in Final Fantasy VII. It is the site for a Shinra Mako Reactor and is where Jenova was stored for some time. The mountain can be crossed, and on the other side is the Rocket Town area. It is also a playable location in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-.
Many years ago, Tifa Lockhart tried to climb Mt. Nibel in order to be reunited with her dead mother, whom she believed she could meet if she crossed the mountain. A young Cloud Strife followed, but when Tifa was injured by a fall, the local townsfolk blamed him and her father forbid him from coming near Tifa.
Five years prior to the events of the game, Sephiroth, Zack Fair, and several Shinra troops including Cloud Strife, were sent to Nibelheim to investigate the reactor and reports of monsters nearby. With Tifa Lockhart as their guide from Nibelheim, the group climbed Mt. Nibel; however, a broken bridge divided the party up. From here, Cloud and Sephiroth traveled through the caverns. This is the only place in which Sephiroth is a member of the party, however he cannot be controlled. Due to his high level and stats, Sephiroth is easily capable of defeating the monsters in Mt. Nibel.
Finally the party reached the peak and entered the reactor, where several human test subjects lay in tanks of Mako, and the remains of Jenova were sealed in a separate chamber. Troubled by the idea that he was created by the same process as the beings in the Mako tanks and the words of Genesis, Sephiroth returned to Nibelheim to investigate the matter using the abandoned Shinra mansion and the research notes in its basement.
With what he learned, Sephiroth was driven mad and razed Nibelheim before returning to Mt. Nibel to claim the remains of Jenova, who he had come to believe was his mother. Pursued by Zack, Cloud, Tifa and her father. Sephiroth fatally wounded Zack and Tifa's father and also flung Tifa down the industrial stairs, in the process of destroying the machinery in Jenova's chamber and claiming her head. Stabbed and heavily wounded by Cloud using Zack's Buster Sword, Sephiroth impaled Cloud with his sword, but Cloud was able to reverse the attack to pitch Sephiroth over the bridge and into the Lifestream, or down the shaft in the Jenova room, as depicted in Crisis Core.
During the events of Final Fantasy VII, Cloud Strife and his party cross through Mt. Nibel on during their worldwide journey after Sephiroth.
*No enemies appear here during the flashback
**Enemies only appear here during the flashback
|Cloud Strife - Barret Wallace - Tifa Lockhart - Aeris Gainsborough - Red XIII - Cait Sith - Cid Highwind - Vincent Valentine - Yuffie Kisaragi|
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|Rufus Shinra - President Shinra - Professor Hojo - Tseng - Reno - Rude - Elena - Heidegger - Scarlet - Palmer - Reeve Tuesti - Gast Faremis - Lucrecia Crescent - Mayor Domino - Zack Fair|
|Elder Bugah - Bugenhagen - Big Bro - Biggs - Chole - Choco Billy - Chocobo Sage - Cloud's Mother - Mr. Coates - Dio - Don Corneo - Dyne - Eleanor - Elmyra Gainsborough - Ester - Godo Kisaragi - Elder Hargo - Deputy Mayor Hart - Mr. Holzoff - Ifalna - Jenova - Jessie - Joe - Johnny - Kalm Traveler - Marlene Wallace - Mukki - Myrna - Priscilla - Seto - Shera - Teioh - Wedge - Zangan|
|Locations on the Planet|
|Midgar - Sector 1 Reactor - Sector 8 - Sector 7 - 7th Heaven - Sector 5 - Sector 5 Reactor - Sector 5 Church - Sector 6 - Wall Market - Train Graveyard - Shinra Headquarters - Kalm - Chocobo Farm - Mythril Mines - Fort Condor - Junon - Junon Underwater Reactor|
|Costa del Sol - Mt. Corel - North Corel - Gold Saucer - Wonder Square - Battle Square - Corel Prison - Gongaga - Cosmo Canyon - Cave of the Gi - Nibelheim - Mt. Nibel - Rocket Town - Ancient Forest - Crystal Cave|
|Bone Village - Sleeping Forest - Forgotten Capital - Icicle Inn - Great Glacier - Gaea's Cliff - Whirlwind Maze - Northern Crater - Chocobo Sage's House|
|Cargo Ship - Wutai - Temple of the Ancients - Mideel - Cloud's Subconscious - Materia Caves - Goblin Island - Cactus Island - Round Island - Sunken Gelnika|
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|AVALANCHE - Black Materia - Buster Sword - Chaos - Condor - Date Mechanics - Gi Tribe - Hardy-Daytona - Holy - Huge Materia - Jenova Project - Keystone - Leviathan Scales - Lifestream - Lunar Harp - Mako - Mako Reactors - Makonoid - Materia - Meteor - Nibelheim Incident - PHS - Promised Land - Shinra Electric Power Company - Siege of Fort Condor - Sister Ray - SOLDIER - Sephiroth Clones - Turks - Weapon - Wutai War - White Materia|
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|Tseng - Cissnei - Reno - Rude|
|Aerith Gainsborough - Cloud Strife - Cloud's Mother - Professor Hojo - Dr. Hollander - Gillian Hewley - Minerva - Tifa Lockhart - Yuffie Kisaragi|
|Midgar - Shinra Headquarters - Wutai - Fort Tamblin - Banora Village - Sector 8 - Sector 1 - Sector 5 Reactor - Sector 5 - Modeoheim - Costa del Sol - Junon - Nibelheim - Mt. Nibel - Gongaga Village - Banora Underground - Chocobo Farm|
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