Sector 007, also known as the Tellar sector, is an Alpha Quadrant sector of space that is located in the heart of the United Federation of Planets, according to Federation measurement standards and terminology in stellar cartography.
As the sector's common name indicates, this sector contains the planet Tellar and its star, 61 Cygni, and its system. The sector was bordered towards the galaxy's upper reaches by the Sol sector. Towards the galaxy's rimward regions, sector 007 is bordered by the Terra Nova sector. Moving counter-clockwise around the galactic center, this sector is bordered by the Alpha Centauri sector. (ST reference: Star Charts)
Sector 7 is a town within the city of Midgar in Final Fantasy VII. It is the first town visited by the party after the attack on the Sector 1 Reactor, and is the home base of AVALANCHE. The most prominent location is Tifa Lockhart's 7th Heaven bar. Denzel was born in Sector 7.
The town is visited twice during the course of the game. The first time, the members of eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE along with their newly hired mercenary Cloud Strife enter Sector 7 to avoid capture by the Shinra Electric Power Company. It is here that Cloud and Tifa reminisce about the promise Cloud gave to her just before he left their hometown of Nibelheim. Tifa convinces him to stay and fight along side AVALANCHE to save The Planet from Shinra's destructive abuse of the Planet's resources.
When Cloud awakes, he spends some time shopping in Sector 7's shops before heading out to attack the Sector 5 Reactor. However, that assault would fail and Shinra decides to take desperate measures in order to crush the terrorists.
To be sure that the group was completely destroyed, the plate was planned to be dropped upon Sector 7. But AVALANCHE was not about to give in to Shinra without a fight. A battle is fought on the Pillar. The Turk member Reno is defeated, however this cannot save Sector 7. The town was completely destroyed, killing its entire population and the AVALANCHE members Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie. Cloud, Tifa, and Barret Wallace all manage to escape on a wire.
Many people are killed in the destruction, but Denzel was one of the few to survive. He is now orphaned thanks to the fall of the Plate. Together with other orphans, he joined together in a loose band called Triple S and made a living by selling scrap metal from the ruins of Sector 7 to the builders of the new city of Edge.
*This store can only be accessed just before the events on the Pillar.
|"Under the Rotting Pizza" from Final Fantasy VII''|
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On first coming to Sector 7, the first backgroud music to play is "Under the Rotting Pizza" (腐ったピザの下で Kusatta Piza no Shita De), also known as "Underneath the Rotting Pizza". After Cloud accepts to destroy the Sector 5 Reactor, the background music changes to "Barret's Theme" (バレットのテーマ Baretto no Tēma). Finally, during the final visit to Sector 7, the normal battle theme, "Let the Battles Begin" (闘う者達 Tatakau Monotachi, lit. Those Who Fight), plays.
|Cloud Strife - Barret Wallace - Tifa Lockhart - Aeris Gainsborough - Red XIII - Cait Sith - Cid Highwind - Vincent Valentine - Yuffie Kisaragi|
|Temporary Playable Characters|
|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|
|Humans - Red XIII's Species - Cetra|
|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|
|Highwind - Buggy - Cargo Ship - Chocobo - Motorcycle - Submarine - Tiny Bronco - Shinra No. 26|
|Original Soundtrack - Reunion Tracks - Piano Collections
|Accessories - Armor - Demo - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Materia - Timeline - Walkthroughs - Wallpapers - Weapons|
|“||We're the government. Sector Seven.||”|
|“||Never heard of it.||”|
—Agent Simmons and Ron Witwicky
Sector Seven is a secret American government agency, which deals with extraterrestrial technology and threats. It has been around for quite some time, but how long exactly depends on who you ask (see Trivia for more).
It is so secret, it has its own secret website.
Sector Seven sometimes operates through the front companies S7 Industries. and Sectors Even.
Sector Seven was founded over 100 years ago by a group of seven men:
They are known as "The First Seven," and are said to have "hid the past to protect the future," whatever that means. Their portraits adorn a wall in the lobby of the present day Sector Seven headquarters, as a local pizza boy can attest.
In 2007, after the detection of a "blip" that matched their "threat profile," Agent Alexander Powers informed the organization that war might be imminent and that they were humanity's only hope. He and research scientist Rebecca Howard, ex-lovers, clashed several times over her desire to go public with information about the N.B.E. threat and seek assistance from other nations. This escalated with the detection of "N.B.E. Two," with whom Dr. Howard argued in favor of making contact.
Meanwhile, the mysterious Agent X began hacking into the Sector Seven network and leaking information to the public.
In 2007, preceding the main Transformer conflict, a lone operative of a third Transformer faction was able to infiltrate the Hoover Dam base and almost obtain the "cube", simply by changing shape when people were coming. If it had reached the "cube", the results would have been horrific.
According to Tom Banachek, Sector Seven was convened 80 years ago under President Hoover. (Banacheck later also states that the First Seven found the All Spark cube in 1913, but that might have been before Sector Seven was formally created.)
A Sector Seven field team under Director Seymour Simmons headed to the Witwicky residence upon learning of Samuel James Witwicky's living car. Taking Witwicky and Mikaela Banes into custody, Simmons began to interrogate Sam and Mikaela aggressively, until the field unit's convoy was ambushed by Optimus Prime...who ripped off the roof of their SUV. Although they attempted to resist the Autobots, Ironhide alone had more weapons than all of them, and Jazz soon disarmed them. A backup team arrived to capture any of the Autobots they could, but were only successful in capturing Bumblebee and the two teens.
Taken to Hoover Dam, Simmons and Tom Banachek showed the teens, an army ranger unit, and Defense Secretary Keller the frozen N.B.E.-01, who Sam Witwicky identified as Megatron, leader of the Decepticons. However, Starscream arrived and destroyed their external power lines, while Frenzy sabotaged Megatron's stasis controls. With Megatron minutes away from thawing, Sam tried to convince Simmons to release Bumblebee, but Simmons was only convinced by Captain Lennox...who put a gun to Simmons's chest. However, Bumblebee, who was constantly being doused with cryoblasts, nearly lashed out at Sector Seven, before Sam calmed him and took him to the All Spark. Beyond providing a small amount of soldiers to assist the ranger unit under Lennox, Sector Seven played no serious role in the Battle of Mission City, which was mostly decided by the Autobots.
Sector Seven's time had come—and they had done nothing but make the situation worse, all their secret weapons being ineffective against the Decepticons, and having alienated the Autobots. Sector Seven was terminated in an effort to better cover up the existence of the Transformers, but it may have been influenced by their loss of control over the situation.
Sector Seven had made the situation so bad that, in an alternate timeline, a single second's difference by Sam at Mission City led to the conquest & Decepticon occupation of the United States and the gradual transformation of Earth into a new Cybertron, and their Hoover Dam base is used by Megatron to store Optimus Prime's frozen body. Nice one, guys.
The only member of the organisation seen so far fighting the Decepticons is Tom Banachek. His knowledge of the Hoover Dam base proved invaluable, as did his knowledge of (and probable involvement in) a nanovirus that targets All Spark operational frequencies: a weapon Sector Seven created in case they lost control of the All Spark and needed to destroy it. Why they hadn't used it when Megatron gained the All Spark at Mission City? Because they suck.
Sector 7 was later reformed under President Allen, and Tom Banachek is now in charge of it. Their current mandate is to stop everyone on Earth realising that Megatron's aforementioned gradual transformation of Earth was not fully stopped and the planet is facing techno-organic armaggedon. This will not end well.
When Sector Seven was shut down, Simmons stole aLL of their files and Frenzy's head for himself. Among the things in their files are pictures pf places that have Cybertronian glyphs and pictures of what Simmons suspects are Cybertronians, something he calls Project Blackknife. Simmons said that he believed that there were Cybertronians scattered all over the world and tried to get Sector Seven to look for them, but failed. Simmons proves to have been right about that as those Cybertronians are Seekers who have been on Earth for an untold amount of time that is likely at least thousands of years.
As an exceptionally well-funded secret government organisation, Sector Seven is at the cutting edge of human (or alien-derived) technology in their quest to better understand the Ice Man, the Cube, and to seek other N.B.E.s on Earth.
To counter public suspicion and the information about the N.B.E.s leaked by Agent X, Sector Seven employed a mass disinformation program in the form of a road tour at various cinemas across America. Black Peterbilt cabover trucks pull large, armoured trailers containing sophisticated communications and scanning equipment, as well as a small cage for containing any captured N.B.E.s assigned agents happen to find. However, the communications equipment aboard these trailers are frequently susceptible to displaying emergency communiques from Sector Seven Command showing a very well-edited and scored satellite video feed of an alien robot attack in Qatar, usually in the presence of ordinary civilians.
The Sector Seven Mobile Commander unit looks a lot like Motormaster
The M9-2 Harpoon Gun is a weapon developed by Sector Seven, under the direction of Rebecca Howard. The intial protoype was completed in 2003. Featuring an armor-piercing projectile that weighs 21.2 kilograms, the weapon has a range of 55 meters with a muzzle velocity of 324 meters per second.
Primitive by N.B.E. standards, the weapon is nevertheless effective at subduing non-hostile aliens and contain them for cryo-freezing.
Once an N.B.E. has been located within range of Sector Seven field units, Mobile teams are sent out in pursuit vans to intercept and capture them (alive if possible). Equipped with the standard array of sophisticated communications equipment one comes to expect from Sector Seven, the vans are armed with a passenger-side M9-2 harpoon gun and generally carry a squad of troops armed with portable cryo-freezing units.
Sector Seven uses modified AH-64 Apache helicopters fitted with cryo-stasis rocket pods to capture N.B.E.s
For operations within urban/suburban zones or for human targets, Sector Seven agents travel in custom black GMC Yukons. They do not hold up well to being lifted by their roofs by large N.B.E.s, nor can they withstand electromagnetic pulses.
Based upon the Chenowth Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV) formerly used by the United States Military, this all-purpose, high-speed recon and attack vehicle can be fitted with Sector Seven's specially-developed weapons, ranging from cryo-freezing cannons (though this requires cryo-tanks to be installed in the rear compartment) to belt-fed automatic grenade launchers capable of firing armor-piercing sabot rounds.
These large treaded robots patrol the interior of Hoover Dam serving as security patrols. They are also found at certain military installations seemingly not in association with the secret agency. They are equipped with two powerful cannons.
A number of other Transformers from the Movie toyline are robots in disguise as Sector Seven vehicles, some straight from the screen, others straight from Gradius. These include:
Various movie-related media have offered contradictory information regarding when Sector Seven was originally founded:
Of course it's possible that all this is simply part of the mystery surrounding such a shady group... but then again, why should Banachek lie to the United States' Secretary of Defense about the founding date of his organization?
Then again, perhaps there were two versions of Sector Seven: one that began before 1897, create for the study of the Beast Wars (yes, they know about those), and the other, studying the All Spark and Megatron after their discovery date. As for the All Spark differences...well, it is a superpowered life-giving cube. Couldn't it be in two places at once?