Barret Wallace is the 35-year-old leader of the rebel team known as AVALANCHE. He leads the team in the quest to stop Shinra’s Mako Reactors and save the life of the planet. Although he is truly devoted to the team, Barret often regrets having to leave his young daughter, Marlene, alone or in the care of others. Barret’s motives are unclear, but most believe that Shinra was somehow responsible for the death of his wife.
Although he may not look it, Barret Wallace is one of the most versatile characters in the game. Unlike most, he has weapons for close- and long-range combat, which enables him to perform well in either rank. You’ll want to keep Barret in the back rank most of the time. This enables him to cause heavy damage using his normal attacks and Limit Breaks without taking an equal amount in return. Avoid loading Barret up with Materia that reduces his hit points and strength. You may want to use him as a damage magnet later, and if so he’ll need to be as strong as possible.