Barret Wallace is the 35 year old leader of AVALANCHE. The goal of AVALANCHE is to prevent Shinra from using Mako energy, the life source of the planet, as a source of power. He comes off as brash and angry at first. He will do whatever it takes to save the planet from Shinra, and he doesn’t seem to care about the consequences. The only thing he does seem to care about is his daughter, Marlene. Barret dives deeper into anger after Shinra drops a plate on the Sector 7 slums, killing fellow AVALANCHE members Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie in the process. It isn’t until much later in the game that Barret starts to show his softer side. He truly cares for the planet, and he only wants the best for future generations. He realizes that his acts of terrorism directed at Shinra led to the deaths of innocent lives. He follows Cloud until the end of his journey to save the planet, but also to atone for his past mistakes.
“I don’t got any answers. I wanna be with Marlene… But I gotta fight. ‘Cause if I don’t, the planet’s gonna die… So I’m gonna keep fightin’!” – Barret