Aerith Gainsborough (Japanese: エアリス・ゲインズブール Hepburn: Earisu Geinzubūru) — transliterated Aeris Gainsborough in the English releases of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Tactics — is a player character in Square's (now Square Enix) role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII. She was designed by Tetsuya Nomura with influence from Yoshinori Kitase, Hironobu Sakaguchi and Yoshitaka Amano.
In Final Fantasy VII, she is a young woman who joins the eco-terrorist organization AVALANCHE. As the story progresses, AVALANCHE begin to pursue the game's antagonist Sephiroth, and the player learns that she is the last surviving Cetra, or "Ancient", one of the planet's oldest races. She has also appeared in the later-released Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts series.
She is the first VWF champion, after winning the Championship Scramble in the series premiere of VWF Nitro. Her usage was more spiritual, as she can visualize the inner mind. But in the third season, Aerith was run over by a car, which her dark side consumed her; changing her innocence to pure evil. Her presence was felt, but Usagi wanted to help Aerith regain her old self, which happened at Rumble Roses 2013.
- VWF Champion - defeated Tifa Lockhart, Yuna, Rikku and Ami Mizuno in a Championship Scramble Match at Monday Nitro S1E1.