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Celebrating the real heroes of Final Fantasy VII

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Celebrating the real heroes of Final Fantasy VII


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I was talking to a friend recently and she gave me some information about the various ShinRa guys... well the Turks, Rufus and Reeve that was written up in the Ultimania Omega. So I'm going to share and maybe we can get some discussion going on in this community.

*Rufus Shinra*
Places of appearance: The Shin-Ra headquarters and various other places

The only son of President Shinra. Cunning but cold-hearted, it's said that no one has ever seen him bleed or cry and he has unfavorable criticism within society. As he carried thoughts of controlling the world through fear, his father regarded him as dangerous. After Sephiroth murdered his father, he was given a perfect opportunity to assume position as the new president. In the hopes of finding the Promised Land, he initiates a pursuit of Sephiroth. In the latter half of the story, he works to conceive plans stop to Meteor and the WEAPONs, ironically taking up the position of protecing the world from dread.

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In a meeting of the board of [Shin-Ra's] directors, measures to counter Meteor and the WEAPONs are put into action.

Places of appearance: The Sector 7 support pillar and various other places

Leader of the Turks. Though he is still young, he has been active [as a Turk] for more than 10 years. In the present, his subordinate, Reno, is directed to carry out many operations, and he [Tseng] isn't given much field work. A calm, polite person, he doesn't usually let his emotions show on the surface, and has reservations concerning Aerith [,who he has been ordered to apprehend], [and] for whom he has come to harbor special feelings.

Places of appearance: The church in the slums and various other places

A young man with firey red hair. The condition of his uniform suggests the attitude and personality of one who is irresponsible, but his self-confidence and pride as a Turk is twice that of most men. In his work and in his personal life he has his own way of doing things, adding his peculiar motto "zoto" to the ends of sentences when speaking.

Places of appearance: The Shin-Ra headquarters and various other places

Reno's partner since old times. Contrasting with Reno in numerous ways, mainly in putting work before talk, silence is the closest thing to his motto. Despite appearances, he is not bald for fashion purposes, this being a natural development instead. He secretly likes Tifa, even though she's an enemy.

*Urban Development Department*
Places of appearance: Shin-Ra headquarters

Very serious, middle-aged and [in possession of] a strong sense of
responsibility. There is a distinct line of demarcation between this man of proper tact and the other executives. His attachment to Midgar is deep, as he has watched over since its conceptual stages; therefore, throwing that same city into disorder is painful for him. He is able to portray life-like capabilities in the inanimate Cait Sith doll, which he controls by remote from within the Shin-Ra headquarters, tracking Cloud and company's movements.

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In a meeting of the executives [during the discussion to drop the Sector 7 plate], he is straightforward in his position, frankly presenting his opinion of the situation, but as usually happens, he gives in at the end.

Places of appearance: The Mythril Mines and various other places

A blemish on the Turks. After Reno was injured while carrying out orders to drop the Sector 7 plate, she was chosen as a newcomer to the shorthanded group. Having a loose tongue as a weakness, she carelessly discloses secret information, and as someone who tackles every situation with complete dedication, she has numerous complaints with her seniors' [Reno and Rude] laid-back attitudes.

Am I the only one who feels that Elena gets no love from the canon writers?

From: sleepykelvina
2006-04-03 02:39 pm (UTC)
he is not bald for fashion purposes, this being a natural development instead *dies* I guess ShinRa doesn't produce Rogaine amoung its weapons and such. *snerks*

*groans* She's no more a blemish than Reno is. She may be the over-eager rookie in the beginning, but she does come a long way by her last appearance in the game. I mean, someone has to keep those boys in line.

Allow me to point out the fact that she is higher leveled than Reno and Rude in the final battle where you take on all three of them in Midgar. Yeah, she made a mistake by spilling the beans in the Mythril caves, but can you really say that's enough to call her a disgrace to the organization?

This makes me an unhappy fangirl. :-p
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[User Picture]From: xandrabelle
2006-04-03 02:47 pm (UTC)
Poor Elena. *pat pat*

I found it interesting that Rude was naturally bald too. Tis a good thing he looks so good that way too. The earrings really help the cool look as well, hehehehe.
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From: sleepykelvina
2006-04-03 02:51 pm (UTC)
It's an interesting piece of trivia. But Rude would look weird with hair. At least he's got his little gotee thing.
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[User Picture]From: xandrabelle
2006-04-04 03:02 am (UTC)
You know Rude is hot, very very hot.
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[User Picture]From: adrenalynnrush
2006-04-03 06:38 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I told you that Elena gets no love even from the creators when I gave you the bios. *pets her* And really, you can kind of see her growing over the course of the game...just like with Yuffie and some of the others.

If you wanted to read the full translation I got those out of, you can find the file here.

yes, I ended up joining. Think I'll lurk for a while though.
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[User Picture]From: xandrabelle
2006-04-03 11:39 pm (UTC)
Of course! You're the friend that I was referring to the intro, lol. I'm glad to see you lurking about here.

It's interesting that I find Reno's bio syncs with what I always thought about him. He's very confident and dedicated, and has pride in being a Turk. That's probably why he's stuck to it through thick and thin. I like to think Reno has a good work ethic, which is probably why Tseng continues to keep him around. Ha ha.
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[User Picture]From: turk_elena
2006-04-03 11:15 pm (UTC)
*sob* No love indeed. Poor Elena. I adore her. (Ahahahah, obviously?)

Also, Tseng's bio gives us a useful bit of info--From it we can possibly figure out how long the Wutai war was. :D
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[User Picture]From: xandrabelle
2006-04-03 11:34 pm (UTC)
Wait, I'm confused, how do you extrapolate how long the war lasted from him being with ShinRa for 10 years before the game? I know that it had to be long enough for Sephiroth to be involved... It was over by the time of Before Crisis right?
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