Midgar is a metropolitan wasteland where the wealthy live with the poor beneath their feet. The once-promised utopia's construction has stalled for generations, leaving limited space on the upper plate. In the slums beneath the grass doesn't grow, and artificial lights shine down to replace the sun. Despite the living conditions, people are drawn to Midgar by the luxury of electricity provided by mako reactors. To those in the know, these reactors harvest and refine the lifeblood of the planet. Slowly but surely, these reactors are leading the world to ruin.