Typical geography of the Midgar Wastelands.
The Midgar Wastelands
are the large, desolate areas of desert surrounding the city of Midgar
. The geography is characterized by its expanses of mudflats and dried river beds, rocky outcrops, cliffs, mesas, and the treeless mountains on the horizon. It is suggested that these wastelands exist due to the nine Mako Reactors
of Midgar siphoning Lifestream
from the area, and the large amount of pollution given off by the gigantic Mako-powered city.
The last AVALANCHE base was located somewhere in the Midgar Wastelands. It has been destroyed by an airship bombing.
500 years after the events of Final Fantasy VII, it is shown that the area will become a dense forest once the Mako Reactors are permanently disabled.