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                                   Final Fantasy VII
          Solo Character Initial Equipment No Materia (SCIENM) Challenge Guide
                                      Version 1.0
                       by Anthony Morales (a.k.a Fantasy Gamer)
    NOTE: This challenge is intended ONLY for those ELITE Final Fantasy Gamers.
             A. Diary... Fantasy Gamer's Fiercest "Last Boss" Battle
             B. Best Places to Level Up
             C. Item whereabouts
             D. Cross the Mythril Marsh Without Chocobo (Optional Way)
             E. Cait Sith's Instant Death Combination
             F. SCIENM Battle VS WEAPONS
             G. The Author
    X   . CREDITS
    WARNING: This guide may contain spoilers. It is, therefore, advisable that you
    finish this game (by your own) at least once.
                                    I. INTRODUCTION
    Finally, I was able to post my very first FAQ!
    I'm going straight to the point. I'm tired of hearing gamers say, "Final Fantasy
    VII is SOOOOOOOOOOOO easy!". If you believe you're a tough one and Final Fantasy
    VII just don't have what it takes to challenge your ego, why not take the
    challenges available out there. If those challenges are not enough, I'm throwing
    SCIENM Challenge for you. Don't brag if you've waltzed right through the Solo
    Character,No Materia, Initial Equipment, and/or Low Level Challenge. Combining
    them is a different story!
    A big part of the guide focuses on Boss Strategies and Dungeon Survival. I made
    this guide in a way that no enemy boss will be skipped. Even the optional ones
    will be tackled with, except for Emerald and Ruby Weapon... but, don't worry! I'm
    offering you a little help on how to beat those two ogres in a Solo Character
    Inital Equipment and No Materia BATTLE!
    I was doubtful at first if a SCIENM Challenge is possible, but I was able to do
    it. Now here I am presenting this FAQ. For those who are interested in taking
    this "Ultimate Final Fantasy VII Challenge... So Far"- lots of luck!
    Happy gaming!
    Fantasy Gamer
    "Let's mosey!"
                                II. POSSIBLE QUESTIONS
    1. Q: What is a SCIENM Challenge?
          means that you have to kill your other partymates before engaging with the
          enemy, equip your initial set of weapon and armor, and never use materia in
          ANY way.
    2. Q: Is it really possible to beat a SCIENM game?
       A: Definitely! I will not have the guts to make this guide if I myself did not
          finish it.
    3. Q: Why is accessory allowed?
       A: It is optional. There are parts of the game that will require you to level
          up a lot just to pass. The use of Accessory is part of the strategy to beat
          some enemies in SCIENM.
    4. Q: Is it allowed to use the W-Item trick?
       A: No. SCIENM is also a No Materia game. Getting all the needed items such as
          X-Potions is part of the challenge.
    5. Q: Can I use my Chocobo Lure materia? I want to breed my own chocobo to get
          lots of GP.
       A: The use of any materia is prohibited in the No Materia part... not even
          using the Chocobo Lure to catch a chocobo for crossing the Mythril Marsh.
    6. Q: Where can I get lots of GP if I can't race my own chocobo?
       A: You can get an easy 30 GP in the Moogle game in Wonder Square. You may also
          try the baketball game there. You can receive up to 300 GP if you're good.
          If you have enough time and patience to wait, try the Chocobo Race. Finally,
          once in a while, there is a guy that randomly appears near the entrance of
          Gold Saucer selling GP for 10000 Gil:100 GP (you can only get a max of 100
          GP every time he appears).
    7. Q: Can you beat the WEAPONS in a SCIENM game?
       A: Basically, Diamond and Ultima are the only WEAPONS you can beat in a normal
          SCIENM game. Ruby and Emerald are too hard for us to tackle in this
          challenge... except if you use Cait Sith's instant death Slot combination.
    8. Q: How hard is this SCIENM thing?
       A: Enough to make you throw your Dual Shock Controller once in a while. He, he!
    9. Q: How can I get the Omnislash?
       A: Once you have enough GP, go to the Battle Square in Gold Saucer and fight
          your way to the top while collecting enough BP to buy it. You have two
          options: (1) Get it in disc 1 for 51200 BP, but weaker enemies, or
          (2) Get it in disc 2 for 32000 BP, but you have to fight stronger enemies.
          Choose your own style. I used the second option.
    10.Q: What can I get in beating a SCIENM game?
       A: Like other challenges out here, you will not receive any special item in
          beating a SCIENM game. All you get is a little boost in your ego and you
          can yell with all you care that you're an elite Final Fantasy Gamer!
                          III. FINAL FANTASY VII CHALLENGES
    There are so many gamers complaining how easy Final Fantasy VII is. As one good
    fan of this game, I have the SCIENM Game offered to those who want challenge!
    Solo Character (SC)- this is "a la Solid Snake" quest. Save the world alone! Use
                       all the equipments available and any materia combo you want.
                       Enemies in group or ambush, or pincer ambushes are the
                       ingredients for "Game Over". You need to think very fast to
                       avoid wasting your precious turn. This can be the basis of
                       the hardest FF7 challenge that will be available in the
    Initial Equip (IE)- You don't really need to be so powerful to win this game.
                       What you need is enough HP to survive the enemies' attacks.
                       Just pack lots of HP Plus and/or level up a lot + with
                       support characters, it will make it even easier.
    No Materia (NM)   - you are prohibited to use materia in any way, but you can
                       equip the most powerful weapon and armor in the game. A
                       little level up is enough to finish this challenge.
    Initial Limit (IL)- you can use anything, but you should stick to your initial
                       limit. With materia, no problem! You can even do a Low-Level
                       game in cojunction with this one.
    No Save (NS)      - what a lousy challenge! All you need is to make sure that
                       your PS One or PS2 is well-ventilated to avoid overheating.
                       Otherwise, you will have to resort to playing the game so
                       fast making this challenge some sort of Low Level game. It
                       will also require your FF7 knowledge, though.
    No Item (NI)     - you need to have a good knowledge of materia combo. Make
                       good use of the inns.
    Low Level (LL)   - You have to beat the game with as low level as you can
                       (can you say < Lv 30?), but you can abuse everything the
                       game has to  offer. You just need to pack your characters
                       with lots of HP Plus materia + good weapon + your most
                       powerful armor. The thing that made this easier than
                       SCIENM, as I believe, is the fact that you can use more than
                       one character in the battles. This means that you can have
                       a support character that can heal you or revive you while
                       the others hack the enemies to death. You just have to be
                       very patient to find Movers to level up your materia without
                       gaining exp. Group target attacks by enemies is very
    SCIENM           - combine the first three challenges and you have the idea of
                       SCIENM. You really have to level up a lot... I admit that
                       but, in a Solo Character game, it's not that easy... and
                       besides, leveling up is so boring. I recommend that you
                       LEVEL UP ONLY WHEN EXTREMELY NEEDED, so it will become some
                       sort of a Low Level game in it's own right. The Initial
                       Equipment part makes it far more challenging. Be very careful.
                       The No Materia part is not a big problem unless you're a big
                       materia-dependent gamer... you'll have a hard time adjusting.
                       Leveling up is not the sole key for survival in SCIENM.
    SCIENM + Initial Limit (SCIENMIL)- I don't know if it is possible but, I'm
                       pretty sure it will be very hard... even just the leveling
                       up process, not to mention how you will get X-Potions.
    Low Level Initial Equipment No Materia- Low Level + SCIENM... only with support
                       and weaker characters! I'll do this if I have time.
    Item Only (IO)    - All you can use to fight is the Item command. Seems impossible.
    Enemy-Skill Only (ESO)- an interesting challenge. I don't have enough time to try
                       it now, though.
    No Item + No Inn + No Materia + E-Skill Only- IMHO, impossible without Manipulate.
                       No Manipulate= No Magic Hammer= No MP soon= Game Over.
    Note: All statements above are all based on my own opinion and experiences in
    trying some of these challenges. MAKE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT!
                                 IV. SCIENM RULES
    In BATTLE, the only commands you can use are: Attack, Limit, Defend, Change,
    and Item.
    In MENU, you can use all except Magic, Materia, Equip and PHS.
    The hardest part of SCIENM Challenge.
    For the sake of this FAQ, I will use Cloud as my main character. I don't have
    enough time to make a separate FAQ for the other characters. I will only use the
    other characters in the following part of the game:
    Aeris- when the Turks attack in the church in Sector 5.
    Barret- during your battle with Hundred/Heli Gunner in your escape in Midgar,
          duel with Dyne, vs Rapps in Da Chao, and when the WEAPON attacks Junon.
    Yuffie- when battling the gods of the pagoda... who else?
    Tifa- before looking for Cloud in Mideel.
    Cid- during the Huge Materia Quest in Mt. Corel.
    I suggest that you stick with Cloud and Barret as your only choice of main
    character in SCIENM since they have the most basic weapon and armor in the game.
    Characters like Cait Sith and Cid has a decent piece of armor, which may take some
    of the challenge in your respective SCIENM game.If you want Tifa, I think you will
    not succeed. Tifa has a very weak defense... with the Initial Equipment handicap
    on, she might fall down easily. Also, her Limit Breaks are not as astounding as
    Cloud's and Barret's. If you still insist, try your luck.
    A good handicap in conjunction with Solo Character.
    This part prohibits the use of any weapons or armors besides the ones each
    character have at the time they join your party:( All equipments found on your
    journey should be sold for quick cash:)
    Accessory is a BIG exemption in the IE part. I can't imagine it being possible
    to finish SCIENM without at least, the Ribbon... not actually but, if you want to
    to have a 100% true SCIENM game, I'm warning you that you will have to resort to
    lots of level up making the challenge a lousy one.
    No materia shall be used during the game in any way, except as collection. It
    should never be equipped to use Magic, Summon, Command, and Support; change
    status; and sold for money regardless of price... not even the Chocobo Lure to
    catch Chocobos!
    There are times when a character joins the party with materia equipped. In those
    cases, you should de-equip it as soon as possible. Never ever attempt to use it!
    The following characters have some materia equipped when they join:
    Cloud- Lightning and Ice magic materia
    Red XIII- Fire magic materia
    Yuffie- Throw command materia
    Cait Sith- Manipulate command materia
    Don't mind about Cloud and Sephiroth's materia in the Kalm flashback, the Huge
    Materia, and the Black and White Materia as they don't affect the SCIENM game.
    For the best SCIENM experience, change your ATB to ACTIVE... like what I did.
    You'll feel more nervous and you have to think faster when doing the battles.
    Every second will matter. A wrong move could mean death. You might even want to
    make the battles FAST... like what I did...again. Isn't it exciting?
                                V. BASIC SURVIVAL TIPS
    1. Always be cautious of your HP. Whenever it goes pretty low, use healing
       items. You never know when an enemy will make critical hits or ambush
    2. Save often. You can use only one character in battle. If he dies, you have
       to restart from where you last saved.
    3. Learn the art of escaping. Although it is not recommended to run often
       because you will miss lots of experience necessary to successfully beat the
       hard bosses further in the game. Run if you think you cannot beat the enemy.
       Remember that "discretion is the better part of valor".
    4. Be sure to collect all treasures in the towns and dungeons. It will help you
       earn some money to buy healing items early in the game.
    5. Prioritize healing items such as Potions and Hi-Potions whenever you visit
       the stores. They are your "LIFE" in this quest. Once you have the Tiny Bronco,
       you can start stocking X-Potions in Wutai... and be sure you get a lot! Also
       keep a Hyper or two in your inventory to put you in Fury status whenever the
       need arises.
    6. To be safe while earning some Gil, fight only near a town. This way, you
       can easily rest at the inn when you're seriously injured avoiding waste of
       precious items.
    7. Learn your level 3 limit as soon as possible. They will be your best friends
       in tackling the enemies while you still have to win the Omnislash. Use
       Meteorain for boss battles, and Finishing Touch for normal encounters. The
       latter is especially useful in getting X-Potions in the Wutai Area.
    8. Learn the timing. I find it safer to attack just after the enemy attacks you.
       This way, you will have the idea of how much damage an enemy can deal. In the
       long run, it will help you in planning whether to attack or to heal.
    9. Try and try until you die... reload... and try again...until you succeed.
       Some enemy bosses will be a big pain in the ass. Be accustomed to seeing the
       Game Over screen. Don't worry, there are only a few of them.
    10.Lastly, don't forget to smile. It's my most essential tip for survival. It
       is very important especially when fighting the Carry Armor. You need to
       smile each time you see "Mr. Game Over" or you'll lose your sanity, or you'll
       die because of high blood after your 20th attempt to beat him.
                               VI. SCIENM CHALLENGE GUIDE
    Area    - designates the location
    Notes   - look here for reminders and other must-NOT-forgets.
    Boss    - boss name; can either be a semi-boss, optional boss or true boss.
    HP      - number of Hit Points of the enemy.
    Info    - boss' attacks, abilities, moves, and characteristics.
    Strategy- the strategy I used to beat them.
    My Level- current level of the character I used at the start of the battle.
    Lasted  - time elapsed to finish the battle/s.
    Note: When I say 100% SCIENM, it means No Accessory allowed.
                                        DISC 1
    Area      : MIDGAR, REACTOR 1:
    Notes     : Check the downed guards to get your first stock of Potions.
    Boss      : Guard Scorpion
    HP        : 800
    Info      :
         Regular atack- a tail attack.
         Tail Laser- will hurt if you attacked him while tail is up.
    STRATEGY  : Just attack normally and heal when HP drops below 200. It's almost
    impossible to die here.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 7
    Lasted    : 5 minutes
    Area      : MIDGAR, REACTOR 2:
    Notes     : When on the train, be sure not to be get caught by the alarm or you
              will have to face an endless number of combatants.
    Boss      : Air Buster
    HP        : 1200
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Counterattack- counters all physical attacks
         Big Bomber- will surely hurt a weak character
    STRATEGY  : Keep a balanced combination of attack and healing.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 9
    Lasted    : 7 minutes
    Notes     : Try not to leave this area until you've got a Deadly Waste.
    Boss      : APS
    HP        : 1800
    Info      : Sewer Tsunami- can deal damage depending on where it comes from.
    STRATEGY: Use Cross-slash to paralyze him. Just hack him to death after that.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 10
    Lasted    : 5 minutes
    Area      : TRAIN GRAVEYARD:
    Notes     : Just be cautious about the enemies here. They come in groups and can
              become a nuissance. This is the place I first died...(shame on me).
              Also, try to get some Graviball from Deenglow here.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 10
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : SECTOR 7 SLUMS:
    Notes     : You can buy supplies from the man near the gate.
    Boss      : Reno
    HP        : 1000
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Pyramid- a sure Game Over attack. You're alone... remember?
    STRATEGY  : This battle will be a little difficult if you try to beat him at
    a low level. Well, we can't help it. This will give you an idea of the battle
    against the Carry Armor. These are the possible ways to defeat Reno:
    1. A little luck is needed if you don't want to take some boring level ups.
    To cause more damage, use Grenades... and hope to get more critical hits...
    at least 2.
    2. Learn Climhazzard or Meteorain.
    3. This strategy is bad. Do not kill Barret. Instead, skip his turns. This way,
    the chance of Reno using his Pyramid to you is lesser.
    4. If you still lose, level up more :(
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 11
    Lasted    : 5 minutes, 3 attempts
    Area      : SHINRA BUILDING
    Notes     : This is optional, but if you got the Star Pendant in the 63rd Floor
              it will surely make the next boss a little bit easier.
    Boss      : SAMPLE HO512
    HP        : 1000
    Info      :
         Shady Breath- poison attack
         Fire- attack of the little critters, which deals great damage.
    STRATEGY 1: Focus all attacks to Sample H0512. If the Sample HO512-OPT's Fire is
    too damaging, you can kill them... but leave at least one to avoid them from being
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, be sure you have lots of HP. Their poison
    and fire attacks are very fatl when combined.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 12
    Lasted    : 5 minutes
    Notes     : You need at least 30 Potion and 5 Hi-Potion (for emergency) for this
              battle. This is going to be a long fight.
    Boss      : "Gunner"
    My Level  : Barret @ Lv 11
    Lasted    : 10 minutes
    Form 1    : Hundred Gunner
    HP        : 1600
    Info      :
         Sensor Cannon- a more powerful attack that he will use when near death.
         Aux Artillery
         Hidden Artillery
         Main Artillery
         Wave Artillery
    STRATEGY  : Attack with Grenades and normal Gun-arm while waiting for your Big
    Shot limit. Don't forget to keep your HP high.
    Form 2    : Heli Gunner
    HP        : 1000
    Info      :
         AB Cannon- single target
         Firing Line- all targets... you're solo!
         C Cannon- single target + random negative status
         Flying Drill- single target, close-range attack
    STRATEGY: (same as the Form 1 strategy)... that's all you can do anyway.
    Notes     : This is a pretty easy fight:)
    Boss      : Rufus
    HP        : 500
    Info      :
         Regular Attack- Shotgun for Rufus, Fang for Dark Nation
         Barrier/MBarrier- protective spell used by Dark Nation
         Laugh- an annoying move that will not build up your Limit bar.
    STRATEGY  : Toss a Grenade to kill Dark Nation. Rufus rarely attacks. Just keep
    pummeling him with your physical attacks and he should retreat.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 13
    Lasted    : 5 minutes
    Area      : MIDGAR, HIGHWAY
    Notes     : Be sure Cloud's in the back row.
    Boss      : Motor Ball
    HP        : 2600
    Info      :
         Initiative- will ensure that he will always have the first move.
         Regular attack- a rifle attack.
         Twin Burner- fire attack that will fill your Limit Bar fast.
         Rolling Fire- deals huge amounts of damage. Use a Hi-Potion fast!
         This will also fill your Limit bar fast.
    STRATEGY  : Your Limit is your best friend here. With his powerful atacks, you
    can be sure to have your Limit ready every now and then. Always keep your HP high.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv13
    Lasted    : 10 minutes
    Area      : MIDGAR AREA
    Notes     : Many enemies come in groups from now on. Don't let your guard down.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 13
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : KALM TOWN
    Notes     : (boring... the flashback)
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 14
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : CHOCOBO FARM
    Notes     : The inn's the only important thing here.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 14
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : MYTHRIL MARSH
    Notes     : Try to cross the swamp while avoiding the Midgar Zolom or kill it if
              you can! I've managed to cross this area without being caught... and not
              only once, but 5 times! Note that you cannot use the Chocobo Lure
              materia to catch Chocobos:)
    Boss      : Midgar Zolom
    HP        : 4000
    Info      : Unless you're near Lv 30, he's almost impossible to beat.
         Regular Attack- a fang attack
         Tail Attack- will kick your character out of the battle... at least
         not Game Over like the Yan's Snort attack in FF9.
         Beta- a fire-based enemy-skill that he will use when he stands up tall
         and you attack him.
    STRATEGY  : Toss Deadly Waste to poison him and keep healing!
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 14
    Lasted    : ????
    Area      : MYTHRIL CAVE
    Notes     : Enemies comes in groups of up to five. The Ark Dragon can put up a
              fight if it appears with other enemies.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 14
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : FORT CONDOR
    Notes     : An optional area where you have to play a strategic mini-game. The
              free accommodations is fair enough payment for your effort. Try to win
              the strategy game to receive some good items. Return here often.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 15
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : JUNON AREA
    Notes     : You can get Yuffie in the forest here but, it is risky because
              enemies come in groups.
    Boss      : Mystery Ninja
    HP        : ????
    Info      : All she can do is her pathetic long-range physical attack.
    STRATEGY  : Just slice and dice her to humiliation.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 15
    Lasted    : 3 minutes
    Area      : JUNON HARBOR
    Notes     : Before continuing to Junon, I wish you have learned Meteorain
              already. If not, you're going to have a hard time like me. Also, buy
              lots of Grenades in the Item Shop.
    Boss      : Bottomswell
    HP        : 2500
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Big Wave- can deal a considerable amount of damage.
         Aqualung- water-based enemy-skill that he rarely uses.
         Bubble- like Reno's Pyramid, this will prevent you from controlling
         your character. Luckily, it is not an instant Game Over move:)
    STRATEGY  : Cloud cannot fight him with regular attacks. Your only way to do
    damage is to toss Grenades and use Limit when ready. If he uses his Bubble, it
    will continously reduce your HP until you die. I don't have Meteorain when I
    fight him. What I did is to toss a Deadly Waste I got in the Underground Sewers
    and hope to Poison him. After that, just follow the basic strategy.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 15
    Lasted    : 3 minutes, 5 attempts
    Area      : CARGO SHIP
    Notes     : Be sure YOU'RE AT THE BACK ROW!
    Boss      : Jenova BIRTH.
    HP        : 4000
    Info      :
         Regular attack- a regular laser attack. He can use it 2x times!
         Tail Laser- like Guard Scorpion's but, much more powerful. He can
         use it 2x in a turn! What a cheat!
         Stop- will prevent you from moving for a short time.
    STRATEGY  : You need at least 10 Potions to survive. Few Grenades will not hurt.
    Be sure YOU'RE AT THE BACK ROW because the Tail Laser is considered physical.
    I knew it only in my third attempt to beat him.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 16
    Lasted    : 7 minutes, 3 attempts
    Area      : COSTA DEL SOL
    Notes     : Buy some Soft here.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 16
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : MT. COREL
    Notes     : Some enemies can use Petrify you so having some Soft will be very
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 16
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : NORTH COREL
    Notes     : Try to fight outside the village and get some T/S Bomb. The inn here
              is also very cheap- 50 Gil.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 16
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : GOLD SAUCER
    Notes     : ---
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 16
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : COREL PRISON
    Notes     : Avoid the Bandits here 'coz they might steal some of your precious
                items like the X-Potions.
    Boss      : Dyne
    HP        : 1200
    Info      :
         Regular attack- a gun-arm attack
         S-Mine- a little more powerful than his regular attack.
         Molotov Cocktail- this will hurt but, not enough to take you down.
    STRATEGY  : Put Barret to Fury and keep that Big Shot pumping!He will fall after
    3-4 Big Shot.
    My Level  : Barret @ Lv 13
    Lasted    : 3 minutes
    IMPORTANT: Once you have the Buggy, return to the first continent and go to the
    cave on the other side of the mountain near Midgar and try to get the Bolt
    Ring. No. GET THE BOLT RING! The last 2 digits of the number of battles you had
    should be the same. I got mine in my 122nd battle... I suppose that the last two
    digit should be even or else, you'll get Mythril. Also, try to get some T/S Bomb
    from Flapbeat here.
    Area      : GONGAGA, JUNGLE
    Notes     : This area is optional but, let's at least take down the Turks:)
    Boss      : Reno and Rude
    HP        : 2000 each
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Electropod- Reno's new move.
         Fire- used by Rude. Ouch!
    STRATEGY  : Try to knock Rude first 'coz his Fire attack can cause some serious
    damage. Keep your HP high.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 21
    Lasted    : 5 minutes, 2 attempts
    Notes     : Be sure to bring some Phoenix Downs. Most enemies can cast Death
              Sentence so you need to kill them fast. You can instantly kill the Gi
              Spector with a Phoenix Down but it is not 100% to hit him.
    Boss      : Gi Nattak and Soul Fires (x2)
    HP        : 5500
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Absorb- drains your HP or MP
         Fire 2- used by Soul Fires
    STRATEGY 1: Toss a Phoenix Down or 2 on Gi Nattak and wave your good bye. If you
    want a fair fight, be sure you got the Fire Ring along the way.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, you have to level up a lot!
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 23
    Lasted    : 15 seconds
    Area      : NIBELHEIM
    Notes     : Avoid the mansion for now 'coz you're not strong enough to face the
              boss here.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 22
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : MT. NIBEL
    Notes     : Be sure you have Meteorain by now.You need at least 25 Hi-Potion to
              be safe.
    Boss      : Materia Keeper
    HP        : 8400
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Hell Combo- not a REAL hell.
         Big Horn  - will bring you to critical HP. Hi-Potion fast!
         Trine     - a deadly lightning elemental magic that can kill you.
         Cure 2    - will surely make the battle a little longer.
    STRATEGY 1: You need the Bolt Ring if you want to stand a chance to beat this
    boss. If you do not have Meteorain, all your attacks can be easily countered
    with his Cure 2. Don't forget to put your character in the back row. It took
    me 24 Meteorain while he used 7 Cure 2 before I           beat him.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, level up a bit more to survive Trine.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 24, Bolt Ring, 15 Meteorain
    Lasted    : 13 minutes
    Area      : ROCKET TOWN
    Notes     : Nothing important to do now.
    Boss      : Palmer
    HP        : 6000
    Info      :
         Mako Gun- can deal considerable amount of damage.
         Taunt   - slaps his butt.
    STRATEGY  : Use Cross-slash to paralyze this big chunk of fat. Attack him the
    usual way.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 25
    Lasted    : 8 minutes
    Area      : WUTAI AREA
    Notes     : You can now start collecting X-Potions here from the Bizzarre Bugs.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 26
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : DA CHAO
    Notes     : You can get Light and Lunar Curtains in this area from Garuda and/or
    Boss      : Rapps
    HP        : 6000
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Aero 3- if you're not fast enough.
    STRATEGY  : Use Barret's Mind Blow at the start of the battle. Just attack him
                regularly after that.
    My Level  : Barret @ Lv 21
    Lasted    : 5 minutes
    Area      : WUTAI, PAGODA
    Notes     : You can't beat all the 5 gods at your current level.
    Boss      : "gods of the pagoda: part 1"
    Floor 1   : GORKI
    HP        : 4000
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Demi 2- reduces your current HP by half.
    My Level  : Yuffie @ Lv 30
    Lasted    : Sorry... lost my notes
    Floor 2   : SHAKE
    HP        : 5000
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Rage Bomber- will seriously damage you. Heal fast!
    My Level  : Yuffie @ Lv 30
    Lasted    : Sorry... lost my notes
    Area      : SHINRA MANSION
    Notes     : I believe you can beat the boss in the mansion now.
    Boss      : Lost Number
    HP        : 7000
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Fire 2- heal!
         Bolt 2- heal!
         Quake 2- heal!
         Lost Blow- Killer at low level!
         Once you destroy the first form, his attacks and speed will be boosted.
    STRATEGY  : Be sure you're at the back row and you have Meteorain. Your level
    should also be close to 35, or else, his Lost Blow will instantly kill you.
    Not that hard if not for that deadly atack.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 35
    Lasted    : Sorry, lost my notes
    Area      : WEAPON SELLER
    Notes     : ---
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 35
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : GOLD SAUCER
    Notes     : If you win  in the Battle Square, you will receive some Acccessories.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 35
    Lasted    : ---
    Notes     : He's no Ruby Dragon of FF8.
    Boss      : Red Dragon
    HP        : 6800
    Info      :
         Regular attack- will hurt a lot.
         Fire Breath- not much of a problem.
    STRATEGY  : It will help to have a Deadly Waste to poison him but, not a neccessity.
    2x Meteorain is enough to best him.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 39
    Lasted    : 3 minutes
    Notes     : My first RPG "Game Over" happened here back in 1999.
    Boss      : Demon Gate
    HP        : 10000
    Info      :
         Regualar attack
         Cave-in- you can survive.
         Demon Rush- who-ah!
    STRATEGY  : He's no problem contrary to popular belief. 3x Meteorain will kill
    Just be sure you're in the back row.
    My Level  : Cloud @ LV 40
    Lasted    : 3 minutes!
    Area      : CITY OF THE ANCIENTS
    Notes     : Be sure you got the Water Ring along the way.
    Boss      : Jenove LIFE
    HP        : 10000
    Info      :
         Aqualung- water-based.
         Pale Light- water-based.
         Reflect- bounces some magic you cast on her.
    STRATEGY 1: Equip the Water Ring... PERIOD!
    STRATEGY 2: Be sure you have enough HP to survive Aqualung.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 42... but, any level will do
    Lasted    : Sorry, lost my notes
                                        DISC 2
    Area      : ICICLE INN
    Notes     : There are some useful items here. Raid the houses!
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 42
    Lasted  : ---
    Area      : GREAT GLACIER
    Notes     : If you still want to get Alexander, touch the hot spring and fight
              the boss.
    Boss      : Snow
    HP        : 8000
    Info      : She's not a real boss. You can beat her with regular hack n' slash.
    STRATEGY  : If you have some Fire Veil, you can take her down faster.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 42
    Lasted    : Sorry... lost my notes
    Area      : GAEA'S CLIFFS
    Notes     : Don't forget that there's a healing spring at the top. Use it
                without well.
    Boss      : Shizo (two targets)
    HP        : 18000 each
    Info      :
         Fire 2/Fire 3- fire element.
         Ice 2/Ice 3- ice element.
         Frozen Breath- left head only; ice element.
         Flame Breath- right head only; fire element.
         Quake 3- earth-based magic. Will bring you to low HP.
         Lightning ?- when you destroy a head.
         Final attack- may kill you if your HP is not full.
    STRATEGY 1: Equip Fire Ring to nullify the other head's attacks. Concentrate all
    your offense on the Ice-element head. If you think you're near to killing them,
    make sure you have full HP. It's Final Attack might kill you.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, you'll be spending more for healing items.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 43
    Lasted    : 7 minutes
    Area      : WHIRLWIND MAZE
    Notes     : Check the downed monks for items.
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 43
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : SUNKEN CRATER
    Notes     : Another Jenova.
    Boss      : Jenova DEATH
    HP        : 25000
    Info      :
         Tropic Wind- fire-based.
         Red Light- fire-based.
         Silence- prevents you from using magic thru materia only.
         Reflect- bounces some spells casted on her back to the caster.
    STRATEGY 1: If you have the Fire Ring equiped, you'll be safe but it will take you
    longer to beat him.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, use the regular attack-limit combo and
    don't forget to heal.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 43
    Lasted    : 4 minutes
    Area      : JUNON
    Notes     : ---
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    My Level  : Barret @ Lv 35
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : MIDEEL
    Notes     : ---
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : ---
    My Level  : Tifa @ Lv 32
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : MT. COREL
    Notes     : Act fast!
    Boss      : "cart guards"
    Lasted    : defeated Cart 5 with 56 seconds left
    Cart 1    : Gas Ducter
    HP        : 3000
    Info      :
          Regular attack- punch
          Smog Alert - poison attack that can also cause Sleep.
    Strategy  : Swift Bolt 4x.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 36
    Cart 2    : Gas Ducter (x2)
    HP        : 3000 (each)
    Info      :
          Regular attack- punch
          Smog Alert - poison attack that can also cause Sleep.
    Strategy  : Swift Bolt 4x.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 36
    Cart 3    : Wolfmeister
    HP        : 20000
    Info      :
          Regular Attack
          Heavy Sword- single target hard blow.
          Adrenaline- increases his defense.
          An all target attack- you're solo, right?
    Strategy  : T/S Bomb 4x + Swift Bolt 3x.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 36
    Cart 4    : Eagle Gun
    HP        : 17000
    Info      :
          Regular Attack
          Dual Wing Fire
    Strategy  : T/S Bomb 2x + Swift Bolt 3x.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 37
    Cart 5    : Attack Squad
    HP        : 1300
    Info      : Regular attack.
    Strategy  : Fire Veil 2x.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 37
    Area      : FORT CONDOR
    Notes     : ---
    Boss      : ---
    HP        : ---
    Info      : ---
    Strategy  : Like the other battles here, I assume you can win the strategy battle.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 37
    Lasted    : ---
    Area      : MIDEEL
    Notes     : Your first WEAPON battle!
    Boss      : Ultimate WEAPON
    HP        : ????
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Quake 3
         Ultima Beam
    STRATEGY  : Just attack him normally and he'll fly away soon.
    My Level  : Cid @ Lv 38
    Lasted    : 1 minute
    Area      : WUTAI, PAGODA
    Notes     : Don't attempt Godo without Doom of the Living. You can use Bloodfest
              if you have a high level.
    Boss      : "gods of pagoda: part 2"
    Floor 3   : CHEKHOV
    HP        : 6000
    Info      :
         Stare Down- will paralyze you temporarily.
         Absord- can deal up to 350 damage.
    STRATEGY  : Normal attacks will do.
    My Level  : Yuffie @ Lv 37
    Lasted    : 3 minutes
    Floor 4   : STANIV
    HP        : 6000
    Info      :
         Regular attack- can deal up to 320 damage.
         War Cry- causes Sadness.
    STRATEGY  : Normal attacks will do.
    My Level  : Yuffie @ Lv 38
    Lasted    : 19 minutes
    Floor 5   : Godo
    HP        : 18000
    Info      :
         Beast Sword- can deal up to 280 damage.
         Demi 3- minus 3/4 current HP.
         Drain- can deal up to 180 damage.
         Bio 2- 0 damage. Thanks to Ribbon.
         Trine- can deal up to 930 damage.
         Sleepel- Rhanks to Ribbon.
         Mini- Thanks Ribbon!
         Cure 2- you'll hate this one.
    STRATEGY  : Equip Ribbon. You need lots of patience to beat him. Start the battle
    with Doom of the Living ready to deal an early damage. His attacks are nothing to
    worry about. If you can afford, use Hero Drinks to boost your attack damage a bit.
    I noticed that it's better to attack ONLY when Doom of the Living is ready. If
    you do otherwise, he'll just counter every damage you deal with Cure 2.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, be sure to use Vaccine.
    My Level  : Yuffie @ Lv 38
    Lasted    : 19 minutes
    Notes     : The most frustrating part of SCIENM. Don't attempt this area without
              learning Omnislash. No matter how hard, you have to have it! If you're
              not up to the task of getting it, have at least a VERY high level +
              Meteor Rain.
    Boss      : Carry Armor (3 targets)
    HP        : Body 24000, Arms 2x 10000 (each)
    Info      :
         Lapis Laser- will fill your Limit bar faster. Don't forget to heal.
         Grab- "Game over"
    STRATEGY  : Our main objective is to destroy those arms before they grab you.
    Start the battle with Omnislash ready and use it A.S.A.P. While waiting for
    Omnislash to be ready, continously toss Swift Bolt to help weaken those arms.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 45
    Lasted    : 6 minutes 45 seconds, 24 attempts
    Area      : SUNKEN GELNIKA
    Notes     : Enemies here are quite powerful at your current level.
    Boss      : Reno and Rude (Optional Battle)
    HP        : 15000 and 20000 respectively.
    Info      :
         Regular attack- can deal up to 350 damage.
         Neo Turk Light- confuses you.
         Lightning- after casting it, he remained standing there for the rest of the
            battle... I don't know why?
    STRATEGY  : Start the battle with Omnislash 'coz you're not going to use
    Omnislash for a while with their pathetic damage. To make the battle shorter,
    put your character in the front row to deal more damage.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 46
    Lasted    : 8 minutes
    Area      : ROCKET TOWN
    Notes     : talk to the old man here after the rocket collides with Meteor
              to receive an item.
    Boss      : Rude
    HP        : 9000
    Info      :
         Lightning 2- can deal up to 440 damage.
         Cure 2- I hate enemies with Cure abilities!
         MBarrier- halves magic damage against him.
    STRATEGY 1: Enter battle with Omnislash ready and use it A.S.A.P. Equip the Bolt
    Ring to null his Lightning 2.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM, just heal often.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 47
    Lasted    : 3 minutes
    Area      : MIDGAR AREA
    Notes     : Swift Bolt! Swift Bolt! Swift Bolt!
    Boss      : Diamond Weapon
    HP        : 30000
    Info      :
         Regular attack- stomp; can deal up to 1100 damage.
         Beam attack- can deal up to 740 damage.
         Diamond Flash- if he finishes his countdown, he'll use this.
            Will bring you to critical regardless of your HP.
    STRATEGY  : You will NEVER be able to beat him with brute force alone. Toss a
    lot a Swift Bolt. You need about 30-40 of it.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 47
    Lasted    : 8 minutes
    Notes     : Beat one, and they'll run away.
    Boss      : Reno, Elena, and Rude (Optional Battle)
    HP        : 25000, ????, 28000 respectively
    Info      :
         Regular attack- can deal up to 360 damage.
         Electropod- can deal up to 900 damage.
         Opening Attack- magic that can deal up to 650 damage.
         Regular attack- magic that can deal up to 750 damage.
         Counterattack- counters any physical attack you give.
         Confu- grrrr!
         Change- can change from front to back row, vice versa.
         Regular attack- can deal up to 1200 damage.
         Grand Spark- can deal up to 1100 damage.
         Turk Light- deals up to 600 damage.
    STRATEGY  : They are hard. The best tip I can give is to put Cloud at the back
    row. Use Light Curtain if you have some ,but it is not necessary. If you can reach
    the point where you can use Omnislash 5x, you'll never see the Turks again. This
    battle is a little hard so don't lose your patience.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 49
    Lasted    : 6 minutes, 5 attempts
    Area      : MIDGAR, TO SISTER RAY
    Notes     : He have enough HP to keep you busy.
    Boss      : Proud Clod
    HP        : Head 60000 and Body 20000
    Info      :
         Regular attack- rifle attack; can deal up to 560 damage in the back row.
         Wrist Laser- can deal up to 330 damage. Can use 2x in a turn.
         Knee Blend- can deal up to 320 damage. Can use 2x in a turn.
         Knee Fire- can deal up to 320 damage. Can use 2x in a turn.
         Beam Cannon- can deal up to 1100 damage.
         Materia Jammer- will not affect you.
         He's too SLOW!
    STRATEGY  : Be on the back row. The normal Attack-Limit combo will be all right.
    Keep your HP high. As you can see, most of his attacks can be done twice in a
    turn. I beat him with 6x Omnislash and 32 regular attack.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 49
    Lasted    : 28 minutes
    Area      : MIDGAR, MAKO CANNON
    Notes     : This is long and continuous battle.
    Boss      : Professor Hojo
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 51
    Form 1    : Hojo
    HP        : 13000
    Info      : Summon- calls for Poodler Sample and Bad Rap Sample. Bad Rap Sample
    can attack 2x in a turn.
    STRATEGY  : Concentrate all your attacks on Hojo. He have unlimited summon.
    Lasted    : 4 minutes
    Form 2    : Heletic Hojo
    HP        : Body 26000, Right Arm 5000 and Left Arm 24000.
    Info      :
         Regular attack- can attack 2x in a turn. Can deal up to 1700 damage.
         Bio Gas- can deal up to 1400 damage + poison.
         Confu- confuses you.
         Sleepel- casts sleep on you.
         Regenerate- can revive fallen parts.
    STRATEGY  : This is the most powerful form of Hojo. Move fast and keep you
    HP high.
    Lasted    : 10 minutes
    Form 3    : Lifeform Hojo
    HP        : ????
    Info      :
         Regular attack- can deal up to 500 damage.
         Combo attack- can deal up to 750 damage + poison and sleep.
         Silence- you don't have to worry about this.
         Slow- makes your ATB bar fill slower.
    STRATEGY 1: Use 2x Omnislash will end Hojo's craziness.
    STRATEGY 2: If you want a 100% SCIENM , cast a Vaccine a tthe start of the battle
    to prevent abnormal status by Combo Attack.
    Lasted    : 4 minutes
                                        DISC 3
    Area      : JUNON AREA
    Notes     : Be patient to chase him.
    Boss      : Ultimate WEAPON (Optional)
    HP        :
    Info      :
         Regular attack
         Ultima Beam- not quite powerful.
         Shadow Flare- hope he will not use this if your level is low.
         Earth 3- heal fast!
    STRATEGY  : Just keep hacking him with your sword, but don't forget to heal.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 60
    Lasted    : Sorry... lost my notes.
    Area      : NORTH CAVE
    Notes     : Your last Jenova.
    Boss      : Jenova SYNTHESIS (3 targets)
    HP        : Body 60000, Right Arm 10000 and Left Arm 8000.
    Info      :
         Regular attack- a slap attack; deals 800-1000 damage + poison
         Bio 2- moderate poison.
         Absorb- deals up to 1200 damage but she never really absorbs it.
         Countdown to Ultima- if her countdown ends, she'll cast this deadly spell
         dealing up to 4700 damage.
    STRATEGY  : Well, attack him normally. It will be helpful to start the battle
    with Omnislash ready because you won't be using that every now and then because
    of her pathetic slap. Concentrate on the body. If you destroy the body, you
    destroy all. If you're strong enough, you can kill her before the countdown ends.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 75; Lv 65 in first attempt and I won!
    Lasted    : 5 minutes
    Area      : NORTH CAVE
    Notes     : This is it! You'll soon learn what is really meant by "LAST BOSS".
    Boss      : "final boss"
    FORM 1    : Bizzaro Sephiroth (5 targets)
    HP        : Head 9000, Core 50000, Arms 2x 9000 (each) and Torso 30000
    INFO      :
          Regular Attack- magic attack that deals up to 850 damage.
          Fire 3- deals up to 3000 damage.
          Ice 3- deals up to 3500 damage.
          Quake 3- deals up to 4100 damage.
          Bolt 3- deals up to 3900 damage.
          Stigma- deals up to 1700 damage.
          Demi 3- less 3/4 of current HP.
          Heartless Angel- HP down to one!
          Bizzaro Energy- regular heal by about 6600.
          Aurora Fence- revives your fallen allies at critical HP!
    STRATEGY 1: Be sure you have the Tetra Elemental equipped!... or else you're
    going to spend most of your time healing later. First, you have to use a Hero
    Drink to boost your attack a little. At the early part of the battle, concentrate
    on destroying the arms first. Although Sephy can revive those arms, it will
    help you in concentrating all your attacks at the core. Whenever an arm is
    revived,destroy it immediately. Now that arms are gone, attack the core. Whenever
    a part is revived, destroy it immediately. Once you destroy the Core, he will stop
    in using his Bizzaro Energy. Keep hacking and you'll win soon.
    STRATEGY 2: If you a 100% SCIENM, take some time to get Vincent. You should
    encounter Yin Yang at the mansion basement and received a MIRROR. Rather than
    using Tetra Elemental, equip the Ribbon. This way, all if Bizzaro Sephy's
    elemental attack will bounce back to him dealing additional damage to him and at
    the same time making your battle against Safer Sephy easier... but, I prefer
    Strategy 1. You will appreciate the hardship of "Last Boss" battle that way. Use
    the rest of Strategy 1.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 76; Lv 65 in first attempt and I won!
    Lasted    : 12 minutes
    FORM 2    : Safer Sephiroth
    HP        : ????
    Info      :
         Regular attack- deals up to 3500 damage.
         Shadow Flare- deals 6400-6700 damage with MBarrier off.
         Deen- deals about 1200 damage.
         Pale Horse- deals up to 2100 damage + negative status.
         Supernova- will make you critical regardless of HP, plus random negative
            status... usually, Frog, Silence and Confuse.
         Break- earth element. Can deal up to 4000 damage.
         Wall- casts Barrier + MBarrier on himself. I think ,not a big deal.
         DeSpell- removes any positive stat you have like Barrier, MBarrier, and even
            the effect of Vaccine!
         Ascends- use magic items.
         Descends- you can attack him physically and with limit.
    Sephy has the following pattern at the start of the battle:
    Shadow Flare
    Pale Horse
    After that, his move will be a little randomized, but the following will be the
    basic pattern:
    Shadow Flare- very rare
    Pale Horse
    Shadow Flare- very rare
    Regular attack/ Wall/ DeSpell/ Deen... and the cycle goes on.
    STRATEGY 1: If you don't have enough HP to contain Shadow Flare, you'll die. You
    might want to use a Lunar Curtain but, don't depend on it too much. I have
    experienced that sometimes it doesn't matter if you're in MBarrier or not. I
    even experienced that the damage was bigger when I am in MBarrier. Start the
    battle with Vaccine. Keep healed. You may use a Hero Drink if you want. Whenever
    you've been DeSpelled, use a Vaccine until you consume all. With the pattern I
    gave above, you will know when to attack or prepare to heal. Never use regular
    attacks. It's a waste of turn. Always use Fire Veil/Swift Bolt when he ascends.
    When he use Wall, you may want to use a Holy Torch but, again, don't depend on it.
    I have experienced also that his Wall doesn't have any effect. There are some
    instances that my attacks deals more damage when he's Walled. With Supernova, you
    can be sure that you're not going to miss Omnislash. The bad part of this battle
    is when you have already consumed all your Vaccine. Usually after her Supernova
    and Pale Horse you'll be in Frog, Confuse, and Sadness status. Stock lots of
    Remedy, Maiden's Kiss and Hyper. Hope you'll not use a Vaccine after you've been
    inflicted with those negative status... like what happend to me! Don't worry, for
    the first time you'll know what does it really mean to face "THE FINAL BOSS".
    STATEGY 2: Now that you are equipped with the almighty Ribbon, all it takes to
    stop you is the deadly Shadow Flare. Use the rest of Strategy 1.
    My Level  : Cloud @ Lv 76
    Lasted    : 41 minutes, 3 attempts
    FORM 3    : Sephiroth
    HP        : ????
    Info      : Regular attack- Masamune
    Strategy  : Come on! You've got a hard time to reach this far. Finish him ---
    Omnislash style!
    Lasted    : Never mind!
                     CONGRATULATINS! Your SCIENM Quest ends here.
                 Enjoy the "sweetest" Final Fantasy VII ending, EVER!
                                   VII. MISCELLANEOUS
    A . Diary... Fantasy Gamer's Fiercest "Last Boss"Battle!
    I will share you my own experiences in fighting the "Last Boss". If you don't
    know, it took me 3 good attempts to best him and I want you to learn from my
    mistakes. Look at my mistakes and try to avoid it in your own games.
    The numbers will represent the turns in the battle. I will use "E" as an accronym
    for Enemy's Turn and Atk for Regular Attack. Let's start!
       -> Jenova SYNTHESIS
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 65
    Accessory: Talisman (Spirit + 10%)
    HP       : Lost my note... but I'm sure it's < 4500 HP
    1 . Vaccine
    2 .    E- Atk
    3 . Hero Drink
    4 .    E- Absorb
    5 . Hero Drink
    6 .    E- Atk- (missed!)
    7 . Atk
    8 .    E- Bio 2
    9 . Atk
    10.    E- Atk
    11. Atk
    12.    E- Absorb
    13. Atk
    14.    E- Atk
    15. Atk- (Critical!)
    16.    E- Absorb
    17. Atk
    18.    E- Bio 2
    19. Atk
    20.    E- Atk
    21. Atk
    22.    E- Absorb
    23. Omnislash- (Destroyed arms!)
    24. Atk- (missed!)
    25.    E- Revived arms
    26. Atk
    27.    E- Atk
    28. Atk- (missed)
    29.    E- Absorb
    30. Atk
    31.    E- Atk
    32. Atk- (missed)
    33.    E- Absorb
    34. X-Potion
    35.    E- Bio 2
    36. Atk
    37.    E- Atk
    38. Atk
    39.    E- Absorb
    40. Atk
    41.    E- Atk
    42. Omnislash- (Destroyed arms!)
    43. Atk
    44.    E- Revives arms
    45. Atk
    46.    E- Atk
    47. Atk
    48.    E- Absorb
    49. Atk
    50.    E- Atk
    51. X-Potion
    52.    E- Absorb
    53. Atk- (missed)
    54.    E- Bio 2
    55. Atk
    56.    E- Countdown- 5
    57. X-Potion
    58.    E- Countdown- 4
    59. Skip
    60.    E- Countdown- 3
    61. Skip
    62.    E- Countdown- 2
    63. Skip
    64.    E- Countdown- 1
    65. Skip
    66.    E- Ultima- (Survived!)
    Lasted: 10 minutes
       -> Bizzaro Sephiroth
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 65
    Accessory: Talisman (Spirit + 10%)
    HP       : Lost my note... but I'm sure it's < 4500 HP
    1  . X-Potion
    2  .    E- Atk
    3  .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    4  . Vaccine
    5  .    E- Bolt 3
    6  .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    7  . X-Potion
    8  .    E- Quake 3
    9  .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    10 . X-Potion
    11 .    E- Stigma
    12 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    13 . Hero Drink
    14 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    15 . Hero Drink
    16 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    17 . Hero Drink
    18 .    E- Ice 3
    19 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    20 . X-Potion
    21 .    E- Fire 3
    22 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    23 . X-Potion
    24 .    E- Atk
    25 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    26 . Hero Drink
    27 .    E- Bolt 3
    28 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    29 . X-Potion
    30 .    E- Quake 3
    31 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    32 . X-Potion
    33 .    E- Stigma
    34 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    35 . Omnislash- (Destroyed head and 2 arms!)
    36 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    37 . X-Potion
    38 .    E- Revived head
    39 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    40 . Atk
    41 .    E- Atk
    42 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    43 . Atk
    44 .    E- Atk
    45 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    46 . Atk- (missed)
    47 .    E- Atk
    48 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    49 . X-Potion
    50 .    E- Atk
    51 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    52 . Atk
    53 .    E- Atk
    54 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    55 . Atk
    56 .    E- Stigma
    57 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    58 . X-Potion
    59 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    60 . Atk
    61 .    E- Atk
    62 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    63 . Atk- (Critical!)
    64 .    E- Atk
    65 .    E- Bizzaro Enery
    66 . Atk
    67 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    68 .    E- Revived 2 arms
    69 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    70 . Atk
    71 .    E- Bolt 3
    72 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    73 . X-Potion
    74 .    E- Quake 3
    75 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    76 . X-Potion
    77 .    E- Stigma
    78 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    79 . Hero Drink
    80 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    81 . Hero Drink
    82 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    83 . Omnislash- (Destroyed head and 2 arms!)
    84 .    E- Atk
    85 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    86 . Atk- core
    87 .    E- Atk- (missed!)
    88 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    89 . Atk- core
    90 .    E- Aurora Fence
    91 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    92 . Atk- core
    93 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    94 . Atk- core
    95 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    96 .    E- Stigma
    97 . Atk- core
    98 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    99 . Atk- core
    100.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    101. Atk- core
    102.    E- Atk
    103.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    104. Atk- core- (Destroyed core!)
    105.    E- Atk- (missed!)
    106. Atk- head
    107.    E- Atk
    108. X-Potion
    109.    E- Atk
    110. Atk- head- (Destroyed head!)
    111.    E- Atk
    112. Atk- torso
    113.    E- Atk
    114. Atk- head
    115. Atk- head- (Critical!)
    116.    E- Revived head
    117. Atk- head
    118.    E- Atk
    119. Atk- head- (Destroyed head!)
    120.    E- Atk
    121. X-Potion
    122.    E- Revived head
    123. Atk- head
    124.    E- Atk
    125. Atk- head- (Critical!)- (Destroyed haed!)
    126.    E- Atk
    127. Atk- torso
    128.    E- Atk
    129. Atk- torso
    130.    E- Revived head
    131. Atk- head
    132. Atk- head- (Destroyed head!)
    133.    E- Atk
    134. X-Potion
    135.    E- Atk
    136. Atk- torso
    137. Fire Veil
    138. E- Aurora Fence
    139. Fire Veil
    140.    E- Revived head
    141. Fire Veil
    142.    E- Atk
    143. Fire Veil
    144.    E- Heartless Angel
    145. X-Potion
    146. Fire Veil- (Destroyed head!)
    147. Fire Veil
    148.    E- Revived head
    149. Omnislash
    150.    E- Atk
    151. Atk- torso
    152.    E- Aurora Fence
    153. Atk- torso- (Killed Bizzaro Sephiroth!)
    Lasted: 50 minutes!
       -> Safer Sephiroth
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 65
    Accessory: Talisman (Spirit + 10%)
    HP       : Lost my note... but I'm sure it's < 4500 HP
    1 .    E- Wall
    2 . Hero Drink
    3 .    E- Ascends
    4 .    E- Shadow Flare- (6370 damage)- (GAME OVER)
     -> Jenova SYNTHESIS
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 74
    Accessory: Talisman (Spirit + 10%)
    HP       : 6738
    1 . Vaccine
    2 .    E- Atk
    3 . Hero Drink
    4 .    E- Absorb
    5 . Hero Drink
    6 .    E- Atk
    7 . Omnislash- (Destroyed arms)
    8 .    E- Revive arms
    9 . Atk- (missed)
    10.    E- Atk- (missed!)
    11. Atk
    12.    E- Absorb
    13. Atk
    14.    E- Atk
    15. Atk
    16.    E- Absorb
    17. Atk
    18.    E- Bio 2
    19. Atk
    20.    E- Atk
    21. X-Potion
    22.    E- Absorb
    23. Atk
    24.    E- Atk- (missed!)
    25. Atk
    26.    E- Countdown- 5
    27. Skip
    28.    E- Countdown- 4
    29. Skip
    30.    E- Countdown- 3
    31. Skip
    32.    E- Countdown- 2
    33. Skip
    34.    E- Countdown- 1
    35. Skip
    36.    E- Ultima- (Survived!)
    Lasted: 7 minutes
       -> Bizarro Sephiroth
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 74
    Accessory: Tetra Elemental (Absorbs elemental attacks)
    HP       : 6738
    1 . Vaccine
    2 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    3 .    E- Atk
    4 . Hero Drink
    5 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    6 .    E- Bolt 3
    7 . Hero Drink
    8 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    9 .    E- Quake 3
    10. Hero Drink
    11.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    12.    E- Stigma
    13. Hero Drink
    14.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    15. Omnislash- (Destroyed head and 2 arms!)
    16.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    17.  Atk- core
    18.    E- Revived head
    19.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    20. Atk- core
    21.    E- Atk
    22.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    23. Atk- core
    24.    E- Atk
    25.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    26. Atk- core
    27.    E- Atk
    28.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    29. Atk- core- (missed)
    30.    E- Atk
    31.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    32. Atk- core
    33.    E- Stigma
    34.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    35. X-Potion
    36.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    37. Atk- core
    38.    E- Atk
    39.    E- Bizzaro Energy
    40. Atk- core- (Destroyed core!)
    41.    E- Atk
    42. Atk- head
    43.    E- Atk- (missed!)
    44. Atk- head- (Destroyed head!)
    45.    E- Atk
    46. Atk- torso
    47.    E- Atk
    48. Atk- torso
    49. Omnislash- (Killed Bizzaro Sephiroth!)
    Lasted: 10 minutes
       -> Safer Sephiroth
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 74
    Accessory: Tetra Elemental (Absorbs elemental attacks)
    HP       : 6738
    1 .    E- Wall
    2 . X-Potion
    3 .    E- Ascends
    4 .    E- Shadow Flare- (dealt 6741 damage vs my 6738 HP)- (GAME OVER)
       -> Jenova SYNTHESIS
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 75
    Accessory: Ribbon (Resists status change)
    HP       : 6834
    1 . Hero Drink
    2 .    E- Atk
    3 . Hero Drink
    4 .    E- Absorb
    5 . Omnislash- (Destroyed arms!)
    6 . Atk
    7 .    E- Revived arms
    8 . Atk
    9 .    E- Atk
    10. Atk- (Critical!)
    11.    E- Absorb
    12.    E- Atk
    13. Atk
    14.    E- Absorbs
    15. Atk
    16.    E- Bio 2
    17. Atk
    18.    E- Atk
    19. X-Potion
    20.    E- Absorb
    21. Atk
    22.    E- Atk
    23. Atk- (missed)
    24.    E- Absorb
    25. Omnislash- (Killed Jenova SYNTHESIS!)- (Got 60000 exp)- (Level UP)- :(
    Lasted: 5 minutes
       -> Bizarro Sephiroth
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 76
    Accessory: Tetra Elemental (Absorbs elemental attacks)
    HP       : 6942
    1  .    E- atk
    2  . Vaccine
    3  .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    4  .    E- Bolt 3
    5  . Hero Drink
    6  .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    7  .    E- Quake 3
    8  . Hero Drink
    9  .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    10 .    E- Stigma
    11 . Atk- right arm
    12 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    13 . Atk- right arm
    14 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    15 . Atk- right arm
    16 .    E- Ice 3
    17 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    18 . Atk- right arm- (missed)
    19 .    E- Fire 3
    20 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    21 . Atk- right arm- (Destroyed right arm!)
    22 .    E- Atk
    23 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    24 . Atk- head
    25 .    E- Atk
    26 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    27 . Atk- head- (Destroyed head!)
    28 .    E- Quake 3
    29 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    30 . Atk- left arm
    31 .    E- Atk
    32 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    33 . Atk- left arm- (Critical!)
    34 .    E- Revived head
    35 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    36 . Atk- head
    37 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    38 . Atk- head- (Destroyed head!)
    39 .    E- Atk
    40 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    41 . Atk- left arm- (Destroyed left arm!)
    42 .    E- Atk
    43 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    44 . Atk- core- (missed)
    45 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    46 . Atk- core
    47 .    E- Atk
    48 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    49 . Atk- core
    50 .    E- Atk
    51 .    E- Bizzaro Energy
    52 . Omnislash- (Destroyed head and core!)
    53 .    E- Atk
    54 . Atk- torso
    55 .    E- Revived head
    56 . Atk- torso
    57 .    E- Atk
    58 . Atk- torso
    59 .    E- Atk
    60 . Atk- torso
    61 .    E- Atk
    62 . Atk- torso
    63 .    E- Atk
    64 . Atk- torso
    65 .    E- Atk
    66 . X-Potion
    67 .    E- Heartless Angel
    68 . X-Potion
    69 . Omnislash- (Killed Bizzaro Sephiroth)
    Lasted: 12 minutes
       -> Safer Sephiroth
    My Level : Cloud @ Lv 76
    Accessory: Tetra Elemental (Absorbs elemental attacks)
    HP       : 6942
    1  .    E- Wall
    2  . Lunar Curtain
    3  . Holy Torch
    4  .    E- (Ascends)
    5  .    E- Shadow Flare
    6  . X-Potion
    7  .    E- Atk
    8  . Vaccine
    9  .    E- Pale Horse
    10 . X-Potion
    11 .    E- Supernova
    12 . X-Potion
    13 .    E- Break
    14 . Hero Drink
    15 .    E- (Descends)
    16 . Hero Drink
    17 .    E- DeSpell
    18 . Hero Drink
    19 .    E- Deen
    20 . Hero Drink
    21 .    E- Atk
    22 .    E- (Ascends)
    23 .  X-Potion
    24 .    E-Pale Horse
    25 .  X-Potion
    26 .    E- Supernova- (Frog!)
    27 .  X-Potion
    28 .    E- Break
    29 . Maiden's Kiss
    30 .    E- (Descends)
    31 .    E- Wall
    32 .    E- Shadow Flare
    33 . X-Potion
    34 .    E- Atk
    35 .    E- (Ascends)
    36 . X-Potion
    37 .    E- Pale Horse
    38 .    E- Supernova- (Sad frog!)
    39 . X-Potion
    40 .    E- Break
    41 . Maiden's Kiss
    42 .    E- (Descends)
    43 . Hyper
    44 .    E- DeSpell
    45 . Atk- (1 damage!)
    46 .    E- Deen
    47 . Holy Torch- (missed)
    48 .    E- Ath- (missed!)
    49 . Fire Veil
    50 .    E- (Ascends)
    51 . Fire Veil
    52 .    E- Pale Horse- (Sad frog!)
    53 . Remedy
    54 .    E- Supernova
    55 . X-Potion
    56 .    E- Break
    57 . Fire Veil
    58 .    E- Descend
    59 . Fire Veil
    60 .    E- Wall
    61 . Fire Veil
    62 .    E- Shadow Flare
    63 . X-Potion
    64 .    E- atk
    65 .    E- (Ascends)
    66 . Omnislash
    67 .    E- Pale Horse- (Sad frog!)
    68 . X-Potion
    69 .    E- Supernova
    70 . X-Potion
    71 .    E- Break
    72 . Remedy
    73 .    E- (Descends)
    74 . Fire Veil
    75 .    E- DeSpell
    76 . Fire Veil
    77 .    E- Deen
    78 . X-Potion
    79 .    E- Atk
    80 .    E- (Ascends)
    81 . X-Potion
    82 .    E- Pale Horse- (No negative status!)
    83 . X-Potion
    84 .    E- Supernova- (Confused frog!)- OMG!- (Nervous)
    85 . X-Potion- (To SEPHY!!!)
    86 . Atk- self- (Confusion removed)- (Thanks goodness!)
    87 .    E- (Descends)
    88 . X-Potion
    89 .    E- Wall
    90 . Remedy
    91 .    E- Shadow Flare
    92 . X-Potion
    93 .    E- Atk
    94 .    E- (Ascends)
    95 .    E- Pale Horse- (Frog!)
    96 . Vaccine- OMG!- Shi#^@*!- (I'm immune to status change but, I'm a FROG!)
    97 .    E- Supernova
    98 . X-Potion
    99 .    E- Break
    100. Remedy- (No effect because of VACCINE!)
    101.    E- (Descends)
    102. Fire Veil
    103.    E- DeSpell- DESPELL!!! Thanks so much! Whoo-hooh!!!
    104. Remedy
    105.    E- Deen
    106. Omnislash- Whoo! Omnislash did up to 7300 damage each! (Killed "Last Boss"!)
    Lasted: 41 minutes!
    -+- VS Jenova SYNTHESIS
                            Attempt 1     Attempt 2     Attempt 3
    Vaccine            :       1             1             -
    Hero Drink         :       2             2             1
    X-Potion           :       3             1             1
    Omnislash          :       2             1             2
    My Level           :      65            74            75
    No. of Turns       :      66            34            25
    Lasted(in minutes) :      10             7             5
    Accessory          :   Talisman      Talisman       Ribbon
    -+- VS Bizzaro Sephiroth
                            Attempt 1     Attempt 2     Attmept 3
    Vaccine            :       1             1              1
    Hero Drink         :       6             3              2
    X-Potion           :      16             1              1
    Omnislash          :
    E- Bizzaro Energy  :      37            14             18
    My Level           :      65            74             76
    No. of Turns       :     153            49             69
    Lasted(in minutes) :      50            10             12
    Accessory          :   Talisman  Tetra Elemental Tetra Elemental
    -+- VS Safer Sephiroth
                            Attempt 1     Attmept 2     Attempt 3
    Vaccine            :       -              -            1
    Hero Drink         :       1              -            4
    X-Potion           :       -              1           20
    Omnislash          :       -              -            2
    Shadow Flare Damage:    3980           6741         6420
    My Level           :      65             74           76
    No. of Turns       :       4              4          106
    Lasted(in minutes) :     < 1            < 1           41
    - How stupid of me to use Vaccine in all my battles against Jenova SYNTHESIS and
    Bizzaro Sephy!
    - There is no need to use Hero Drink in battles against Jenova SYNTHESIS and
    Bizzaro Sephy. The damage of Omnislash will still be the same with r without it.
    No problem if you got lots of  Hero Drink like me. If not, better save it against
    Safer Sephy to slightly increase your defense.
    B . Best Places to Level Up
    I did not list all the enemies in the following areas. I included only the best
    sources of experience in each place. Experience received vary depending on the
    number of enemies appearing at each battle encounter.
    Magic Pots x1 or x2      - 8000-16000 exp
    Master Tonberry          - 6000       exp
    Dark Dragon              - 5000       exp
    Dragon Zombie            - 4000       exp
    Head Hunters x3 or x4    - 1950-2600  exp
    Spirals x2 or x3         - 1400-2100  exp
    Sea Worm                 - 1300       exp
    Bound Fats +  Malldancers- 1920-2260  exp
    Unknown                  - 1500       exp
    Unknown 2                - 3000       exp
    Unknown 3                - 2000       exp
    Serpent                  - 1400       exp
    C  . Item Whereabouts
    Most items listed can only be gotten from treasure chests and as battle spoils
    (in a SCIENM Game) because if you still don't get it, No Materia = No Steal and
    No Morph. I put only those items which, I think may help you in your quest.
    Item     : X-Potion (heals character to full HP)
    Location : Wutai Area, Da Chao
    Enemy/ies: Bizzarre Bug
    Note     : the most important item in the SCIENM game. Be sure to have lots of it.
    Item     : Vaccine (prevents status change)
    Location : Icicle Inn (1) and North Cave (2), Coral Valley
    Enemy/ies: I think, rare drop from Bound Fat.
    Note     : needed if you want to add the Accessory in the Initial Equipment
    handicap of SCIENM.
    Item     : Hero Drink (increases stats in battle)
    Location : Random prize in Chocobo Square, Icicle Inn (1), and North Cave (2)
    Enemy/ies: ---
    Note     : will definitely make battles a little less harder.
    Item     : Holy Torch (casts DeSpell)
    Location : Sunken Gelnika
    Enemy/ies: Super rare spoil from Serpent
    Note     : useful for the last boss, but not necessary.
    Item     : Mirror (casts Reflect)
    Location : Shinra Mansion
    Enemy/ies: spoil from Yin Yang when trying to get Vincent
    Note     : can be useful against Bizzaro Sephy if you don't have Tetra Elemental.
    Item     : Light Curtain (casts Barrier)
    Location : Sunken Gelnika; Da Chao
    Enemy/ies: Super rare spoil from Unknown; Random spoil from Garuda
    Note     : not important, but can be helpful.
    Item     : Lunar Curtain (casts MBarrier)
    Location : Da Chao
    Enemy/ies: Random spoil from Foulander and Garuda
    Note     : extremely needed if you want to beat the last boss at a lower level.
    Item     : Graviball (casts Demi)
    Location : Train Graveyard
    Enemy/ies: Deenglow
    Note     : helpful in the Corel Huge Materia quest.
    Item     : T/S Bomb (Casts Demi 2)
    Location : outside Corel Village.
    Enemy/ies: Flapbeat
    Note     : needed in the Corel Huge Materia quest. If you plan to fight Emmy, you
    need lots of it.
    Item     : Deadly Waste (Casts Bio)
    Location : Shinra Building
    Enemy/ies: Genenes
    Note     : needed in the battle against Bottomswell if you're low level.
    D  . Cross the Mythril Marsh without Chocobo (optional way)
    Try to cross the swamp. When the Midgar Zolom comes near, quickly Save your
    game and reload. Now, the serpent is far but, you're still in the same place
    where you saved. Continue to cross the swamp until you reach the cave:)
    E . Cait Sith's Instant Death Combination
    Row 3 Cait Sith faces. This works just like Selphie's The End in FF8.
    Even though you beat the SCIENM Game... "one of the hardest FF7 Challenges... so
    far", I know many of us has still an empty place in our hearts because there are
    still two bosses standing alive, namely, Ruby and Emerald WEAPON. Although not
    easy, there's really a way in beating these two behemoths! This part is my little
    way of helping you fill up that emptiness.
    Before you start raising your eyebrows, I want to make this clear... "SCIENM
    Battle VS WEAPONS"... stressing the word "BATTLE"! This means that the SCIENM
    aspect will apply only to the "WEAPON Battle" alone. This further means that, you
    can use your beloved materia, your best weapons, and your other partymates to
    power up your characters before fighting the two:) You may use your save files
    from your previous games, preferably those with maxed-out-stat characters. This
    part is just for additional "fun and challenge", and not a real part of the
    SCIENM Challenge.
    I suggest you use either Cloud or Cid to confront Ruby and Emmy for one good
    reason- their Lv 4 Limit Breaks are the most devastating ones in the game!
    Equip Yuffie with her Conformer + Morph materia. Go to the Sunken Gelnika and
    start morphing the enemies there for the invaluable Stat Sources. The following
    enemies can also be morphed into Sources:
    Location: Mt. Corel
    Bagnadrana- Guard Source
    Location: Gonaga, Meltdown Reactor
    Heavy Tank- Power Source
    Location: Mt. Nibel
    Screamer  - Power Source
    Location: Mideel Area
    Spiral    - Guard Source
    Location: Chest in the Temple of the Ancients, Battle Square
    8 Eye- Magic Source
    Location: Whirlwind Maze
    Killbin- Mind Source
    Dragon Rider- Guard Source
    Location: Mako Cannon
    Maximum Kimaira- Guard Sorce
    Location: Sunken Gelnika
    Unknown   - Power Source
    Unknown 2 - Guard Source
    Unknown 3 - Magic Source
    Serpent   - Mind Suorce
    Bap Rap   - Luck Source
    Poodler   - Speed Source
    You should have around 200+ in all stats. The most important stats, Defense and
    Luck should be maxed out.
    For Ruby WEAPON
    - 50+ X-Potion
    - 1 Vaccine
    - 4+ Hero Drink
    - Dazers (Optional)
    - Tetra Elemental accessory
    For Emerald WEAPON
    - 99 X-Potion
    - 99 Graviball and/or T/S Bomb
    - 4+ Hero Drink (Optional)
    - Power Wrist or Championship Belt
    VS Ruby
    1. Engage in battle with the other party members dead... that's basic.
    2. The first move you have to do is to use Vaccine to avoid status change.
    3. Prioritize healing over offense. Usually, you have to use X-Potion after his
    4. His Ruby Flame will heal you because of Tetra Elemental!
    5. Use your Hero Drink whenever he uses Ruby Flame. Use at least 4.
    6. Once you're done with the Hero, your attack will deal between 2500-3500 HP of
       damage and your defense will increase significantly.
    7. His claws can kill you if your HP is less than 8000.
    8. There are 2 ways to kill Ruby:
       a. Pound him with Omnislash in his regular stance. It is risky but you can
          kill him in just 30 min.- 1 hour. I was able to beat him with this
          method about 8 times already.
       b. Destroy the claws and attack normally. All he can do without his claws
          are his pathetic Big Swing and Comet 2. Note that he can always revive
          his claws. This is a safe method but, it will take you forever. I tried
          this one once but, it is boring so I finished him with the first method.
    VS Emmy:
    I always thought Ruby was harder than Emmy but, not now!
    1. Change your ATB to FAST. This will save you time.
    2. Prioritize healing over offense.
    3. Use Hero Drink in the first few openings. This will significantly reduce the
       emeralds' damage.
    4. Use any opening you see to toss a Graviball or T/S Bomb... 9999 damage!
    5. Start the battle with Omnislash ready. Use this to take down the first
       batch of emeralds that will appear.
    6. Learn the timing of "when will the emeralds appear?". Be sure you have
       Omnislash ready to destroy most of them when they show up.
    7. One good news: Aire Tyre Tam will do no damage!
    8. I beat him only once in SCIENM battle but, I forgot to use the AWESOME
       Gravibal and T/S Bomb. Now, with those two, I'm sure you'll have a better
       chance to win:)
    Both Ruby and Emmy may become a pain in the ass in a SCIENM battle but, with
    enough practice and patience, you'll even surpass what I did!
    Real Name: Anthony Lawrence M. Morales
    User Name: Fantasy Gamer
    E-mail   : fantasy_gamer_x@yahoo.com
    Gender   : Male
    B-day    : February 24
    Country  : Philippines
    First Visited GameFaqs.com   : ?? June   2000
    Joined GameFaqs Message Board: 27 August 2002, 1:48:35 AM
    Boards I don't fail to visit: Final Fantasy VII
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                                   VIII. LEGAL STUFF
    This guide is solely intended for the public use in the world wide web. All
    information and work in this document is copyright (c) by Anthony Lawrence M.
    Morales unless otherwise stated. Without my permission, no other site may post
    this guide except GameFAQs.com, nor anyone is allowed to reproduce this guide,
    in any way, for commercial purposes.
    Please do not take the credit for someone's work. We authors spent lots of
    sleepless nights just to be able to present guides for you gaming enthusiasts...
    we deserve the credit for all our hard work.
    You can see this guide at:
    www.gamefaqs.com  - the latest version is always found here!
                                  IX. VERSION HISTORY
    ?? February 2003 - started the SCIENM Challenge.
    ?? March    2003 - finished the SCIENM Challenge.
    24 March    2003 - started the SCIENM Challenge Guide.
    24 June     2003 - finished Version 0.8.
                     - guide partially complete, but can stand alone already.
         26 June     2003 - submitted Version 0.8 to GameFAQs.com.
         02 July     2003 - Version 0.8 posted in GFAQs.com.
    14 July     2003 - started first update.
    24 July     2003 - finished first update. Version changed to 0.99.
                     - guide finished... there's still place for improvement.
                     - some grammar and typo error were corrected.
                     - some info corrections made.
                     - format slightly changed.
                     - added more info about boss attacks/moves/abilities.
                     - major additon: Diary
         25 July     2003 - submitted Version 0.99 to GameFAQS.com.
         25 August   2003 - Version 0.99 posted in GFAQs.com.
    30 September 2003 - started second update.
    30 October   2003 - finished second update. Version changed to 1.0.
                      - added a little tip in battle against Reno in Sector 7.
                      - some more typo error were corrected.
                      - corrected some boss info errors.
         30 November 2003 - submitted Version 1.0 to GameFAQs.com.
                                      X. CREDITS
    I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the following who helped me make
    this guide in any way:
    -+- Squaresoft (now Square-Enix)
        For making one of the best games of all times, and the best RPG for me.
        You've been robbing me lots of my precious time with this game since I
        played it in April 1999. Keep up the great work guys!... I will be very
        glad to see a remake of this classic in the future :)
    -+- GameFAQS.com/ CJayC
        For hosting this guide... (my very first FAQ), in this great site. In just
        a span of one week, it was posted!
    -+- Gamefaqs Final Fantasy VII Message Board Users
        For inspiring me to make this guide, and for helping me in any way.
        -> For all those who gave their criticisms, suggestions, and wish of good
        luck in my topic, "Fantasy Gamer's SCIENM Challenge Journal", in the GameFAQs
        Final Fantasy VII Message Board, posted Feb-Mar 2003, thanks a lot guys!
        -> gabelogan54, Vincent 21, glenn frog knight and MAKdaddy914
        For giving additional info regarding boss' abilities/attacks/moves.
        -> Eternal Hate
        For additional Jenova DEATH info.
        -> SineNomine and Rebelx3030
        For Hundred/ Heli Gunner, Lost Number, Gas Ducter, Wolfmeister and Eagle Gun
        -> MadGamer
        For the Cait Sith instant-death slot combination info.
        -> shadow411
        For additional info about enemies that can be morphed into sources.
        -> Vincent 21, Nightwind and gunbladelad
        For the info about Graviball and T/S Bomb location.
        -> E-mailers
        For the overwhelming amount of e-mails I am receiving saying that I did a
        great job and they liked it.
    -+- My Parents
        For buying my Sony Playstation (and my PS2) ... allowing me to enjoy this
        great game.
        This guide is made for you!
    Special Thanks to:
    -+- Fantasy Gamer
        For encoding and editing this guide.
    -+- Kuya Arpee (a.k.a. Ryu, Shooter)... you know who you are
        For being a good gaming pal and my living FF7 guide back in 1999.
                                   XI. Parting WORDS
    Tell me what you think about this guide... comments, suggestions, added info,
    corrections, and constructive criticisms are all welcome.
    If you think you should be given credit but was not included in the list,
    contact me and I'll make the appropriate actions.
    Don't hesitate to e-mail me if you have anything in your mind regarding gaming.
    I am one of the most hospitable FAQ Contributor here. You're guaranteed to get
    a reply as soon as I read your mail :)
    I will be more than wiling to help in any way I can. God bless!
    Fantasy Gamer
    "Let's mosey!"
                       THANK YOU FOR READING! HOPE YOU LIKED IT!
                                   Final Fantasy VII
         Solo Character Initial Equipment No Materia (SCIENM) Challenge Guide
                             Date Started : 24 March 2003
                             Date Finished: 24 June  2003
                                   by Fantasy Gamer

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