* HilariousInHindsight: When Cait Sith is introduced he's easily damaged and is nearly useless in a fight. Reeve is frustrated but later has an idea to improve Cait Sith's fighting capabilities. Consider how useful he was in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - that was ''after'' Reeve upgraded him!
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Rufus.]] He's the one controlling AVALANCHE for most of the game in order to [[spoiler:discredit his father and make Shinra look bad, and many of AVALANCHE's attacks, such as sabotaging the rocket into space, are done to further that goal.]] Why? So he can take over Shinra. And he's a KarmaHoudini to boot, [[spoiler:since the President can't admit that the Vice-President and his own son was scheming with his enemies right under his nose.]]