Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Who is Chadley and how to complete his Battle Intel Reports

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Okay, but seriously, Chadley is a stupid name. If you started up Final Fantasy 7 Remake, you probably have some questions about this Chadley character, his Intel Reports, and why you should bother with what are essentially pretty dull side quests. Or maybe you don't, and you blew off this kid and his achievement list. Why do you want to help this weird robot Shinra clone kid? Oh, right, Materia.

Who is Chadley? I don't remember him.

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Chadley is a brand new character introduced in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, whose purpose seems to be to introduce certain Materia earlier in the game. Chadley begins his odd, mechanical introduction explaining that he works as an intern for Shinra Research and Development. This, of course, is a huge red flag for Cloud, the ex-SOLDIER who really would rather Shinra just stopped existing.

However, with a quick promise that he plans on undermining Shinra from the inside, some oddly specific comments about how Cloud "of all people" would understand his mission, and a promise that Cloud can basically kill him later, Cloud is ready to work hand-in-hand with this odd, robot child. Well, we never said Cloud was the brightest crayon in the box. Still, it's pretty difficult to get through this game without completing at least some of Chadley's Intel Reports, and once you see the rewards, you'll probably aim to complete them all.

What are Chadley's Battle Intel Reports?

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Starting in Chapter 3: Home Sweet Slum, you can start on Chadely's Battle Intel Reports. You see, Chadley needs data on various battle mechanics. It's just that simple. He'll give you an assignment involving materia, or the elements, or some other aspect of battle and, once you've completed his task, he'll offer you a reward. Some of these are easier to complete than others. Some you'll complete without even thinking about, while others will take a lot more effort, but they all lead up to Combat Simulations with some of the most iconic faces of the Final Fantasy franchise.

Why should I give this kid intel?

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While common sense says Cloud probably shouldn't trust the weird robot kid who works for Shinra and just so happens to know that Cloud has a bone to pick with them, you're going to want to complete most, if not all of these quests for one reason: Materia. There are several Materia that can only be obtained from Chadley, including most of the Summons. Keep in mind, in the original Final Fantasy 7, you didn't get to summoning until much later in the game. Because Final Fantasy 7 Remake only covers the Midgar portion of the storyline, Chadley serves as a way to introduce those Summons much earlier. There are 20 Intel Reports in total, four of which grant you most of your Summon Materia:

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Report NumberTitleTaskReward
Battle Intel Report 01Monster Bio Pt. 1Assess two enemy typesAuto-Cure Materia
Battle Intel Report 02Magic Elements Pt. 1Use Fire, Lightning, and Ice on vulnerable enemiesWind Materia
Battle Intel Report 03The Stagger Effect Pt. 1Use unique abilities on staggered enemiesFirst Strike Materia
Battle Intel Report 04The Stagger Effect Pt. 2Stagger 15 enemy typesATB Boost Materia
Battle Intel Report 05Combat Simulation: ShivaDefeat ShivaShiva Summon Materia
Battle Intel Report 06Monster Bio Pt. 2Assess 10 enemy typesSteadfast Block Materia
Battle Intel Report 07Magic Elements Pt. 2Exploit weaknesses of 15 enemy typesSteal Materia
Battle Intel Report 08The Manipulation TechniqueDefeat 2+ enemies with a single attackProvoke Materia
Battle Intel Report 09Monster variants Pt. 1Defeat monsters of 3 unique varietiesSynergy Materia
Battle Intel Report 10Combat Simulation: Fat ChocoboDefeat a Fat ChocoboFat Chocobo Summon Materia
Battle Intel Report 11Monster Bio Pt. 3Assess 20 enemy typesItem Master Materia
Battle Intel Report 12The Stagger Effect Pt. 3Increase Stagger damage bonus to 200%Parry Materia
Battle Intel Report 13Refocus AnalysisTrigger Refocus twiceATB Assist Materia
Battle Intel Report 14The Stagger Effect Pt. 4Stagger 40 enemy typesATB Stagger Materia
Battle Intel Report 15Combat Simulation: LeviathanDefeat LeviathanLeviathan Summon Materia
Battle Intel Report 16Monster Bio Pt. 4Assess 30 enemy typesEnemy Skill Materia
Battle Intel Report 17Weapon AbilitiesAcquire all 16 Weapon AbilitiesSkill Master Materia
Battle Intel Report 18MP ConsumptionMaster all 12 types of Magic MateriaMP Absorption Materia
Battle Intel Report 19Monster Variants Pt. 2Defeat monsters of 10 unique varietiesHP Absorption
Battle Intel Report 20Combat Simulation: BahamutDefeat BahamutBahamut Summon Materia

And then what?

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Upon completing each task, return to Chadley, and present him with your findings. He'll reward you by unlocking the next Intel Reports, and giving you access to those otherwise difficult (and in some cases, impossible) to find Materia. And, if he is secretly reporting those findings back to Shinra, at least you'll have Bahamut by your side when they come for you, right?

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