Post by Lana on Sept 16, 2017 22:41:42 GMT -5
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Mid to Early 30's
Director of the Turks
The Turks and Rufus ShinRa
Before joining the Turks, Tseng was raised with the values and traditions of Wutai. He tends to be rather old fashioned with his thoughts due to this fact. He comes across rather cold and emotionless at times, giving the impression that he does not care. Only a few can see how much the man does care and worry, namely about the ones he considers family. The Turk is also quite loyal, almost to a fault. His silence, even under intense torture, is part of the reason he was recruited to ShinRa. Due to this, he is a man of few words.
Tseng tends to only show concern for his team and charge. This is part of the reason he trusts them with his own life. They have never let him down before. As for anyone else, that trust is nonexistent. The man trusts no one else outside of that circle. His job always takes priority in his life, and he does not do much outside of it. The Director spends most of his time working. If not working, then it might be possible that he is reading and old book or educating himself in some manner. With this interest in knowledge and work ethic, it can be presumed that he is quite intelligent and has the ability to talk himself out of a situation. If talking is not an option,
the man has no qualms about getting his hands dirty.
Tseng joined the Turks as a child. The full details behind when and how he became a Turk are unknown. His first appearance is in Before Crisis when he is being trained by his teacher, Veld. Tseng is the one to take over as Director when Veld walks out on the Turks. There is a switch in power when Veld is the one believed to be shielding information about Avalanche. The turks, including Tseng, sent after the former Director to capture him. However, they end up joining him instead to find the Support Materia for Zirconiade and save Elfé, Veld's daughter. After Veld escapes Scarlet, he and his daughter are "killed" by Tseng to keep them safe. This is where he officially takes over as head Turk, after Rufus manages to save the remaining Turks by managing to keep the department from being shut down. This is where his trust and respect of rufus begins.
Tseng is later seen when Zack Fair accompanies him on a few Shinra assignments during the events of Crisis Core. This happens after Angeal and Genesis go missing. Tseng becomes close enough with Zack that before Zack leaves for Nibelheim, he asks Tseng to look after Aerith for him. Tseng agrees since he is already watching her due to Aerith's background. Shinra had placed him to keep an eye on the Ancient years before. But, after the Nibelheim incident, Tseng has the Turks out looking for Zack in order to save him from SOLDIER. Tseng actually stating that they need to find him so he can deliver about eighty-eight letters from Aerith. But sadly, they weren't able to get to him in time.
He is seen, in Last Order, going through the Shinra files on the Nibelheim incident and directing the Turks by his cell phone to capture Zack and Cloud alive before the army gets to them. His failure to do so may be why he lets Aerith go in Final Fantasy 7. He is also seen in a flashback which occurs after the Nibelheim incident receiving orders from Professor Hojo, to start cleaning up.
In Final Fantasy 7, he is first seen after kidnapping Aerith in the helicopter and keeping her from escaping and assisting Avalanche. ShinRa requiring the Ancient to help with locating the Promised Land. Yet, he later releases her after he realizes that Rufus is wrong. Earlier, he had been one of the many to try and persuade a young Aerith to become part of Shinra, willingly. But, Aerith turned him down every time. He appears a few times to stop Avalanche starting at the Shinra Building, appearing with Rude and Elena in the Mythril Mines, and with Scarlet at Gongaga. Tseng finally appears at the Gold Saucer to take the Keystone from Cait Sith after the Reeve controlled robot stole it from Cloud. But their head start does not last long when he is attacked by Sephiroth at the Temple of the Ancients. This happened after his request to the female rookie, Elena, about going out on a date. He gives the Keystone to Cloud and his allies before being left behind. Elena later confronts the group in Icicle Inn that she was pissed at Avalanche for almost killing her boss. It is rumored that Tseng survived the attack due to Veld entrusting him with Full Cure Materia.
After the collapse of Shinra, Tseng is sent to retrieve Jenova's head from The Northern Crater, only to be interrupted by Kadaj and his gang. Tseng and Elena are then tortured by the three remnants in an attempt to find the location of Jenova. The torture being intense enough to leave their ShinRA ID badges completely soaked in blood. Vincent is quoted as saying the two were brutally tortured and that he did his best to save them. Obviously, the details of who saved them and what truly happened are kept hidden and under tight wraps. The two, being cared for by Vincent, manage to appear in time to save Rufus from falling to his death and are both seen standing by the president's side when the healing rains fell.
In Dirge of Cerberus, he is probably one of the Turks that were trusted enough to deliver the finances from Shinra to Reeve. Funding that Rufus is making to make amends for his part in almost destroying the world and his mistakes.
"Don't worry. Thanks to you, my salary's better."
"Look...for yourself... Damn... Letting Aeris go was the start...of my...bad luck... The President...was wrong..."
"Sh*t!! What's that guy doin' here?!"
Tseng felt himself sigh at the man's voice. 'Dear Gaia, kill me now. Please?' But the plea met deaf ears as he listened to Cid stomp his way over to his position. From the sound of the footsteps, he sound highly irritable and ready to pick a fight. Tseng really did not have the ammo or the energy to deal with this sort of fight, not in the slightest. All he did was listen to the foot steps till they stopped right in front of him. The Turk didn't bother to open his eyes yet. Not after being awake most of the evening trying to find his way home after getting trapped in Agrabah."Yer a long way from Gaia, Tseng. What happened? Did Rufus finally croak and yer on ya own now??"
A slight bit of irritation grew on his face for a moment as he opened his eyes to meet Cid's. But, he was not going to listen to insults sitting down. So, in a rather simple motion, Tseng got to his feet. He fixed his tie a little bit so he didn't look too sloppy before draping his jacket over his left arm instead of his right. He needed his gun arm free if something went wrong. "If Rufus passed, I'd be back in Wutai, not here. But yes, I am on my own at the moment, Mr. Highwind." He didn't feel comfortable calling the terrorist by his first name, so he improvised. However, Tseng decided to be a little bit more sarcastic. "However, Rufus is perfectly fine last I spoke to him. He's actually walking rather well now." Tseng kept his normal blank and calm expression even as the foul-mouthed sky-pirate continued.
"Actually, never mind him. How the @%&*$£# did ya get 'ere from Gaia?"
".....I stumbled through some sort of portal. How are you here?" Tseng kept his demeanor perfectly. Was there really any other way of traveling then through these black holes? If there was, that would be news to Tseng. Tseng really knew nothing about where the hole came from or what a heartless was, even though he had had run ins with the Shadows before.
Tseng seemed surprised that Cid hadn't started anything yet, physically. Maybe Cid knew about the truce Vincent and Rufus agreed to? Yet, he admitted Cid's tone could have been a bit less aggressive. Thats when Tseng noticed that even the closeness of Cid was making him uneasy. When did he get so close? It was probably since the road was crowded and he'd been pushed closer and closer. But the feeling didn't show and the turk wasn't about to back off, not that he could anyway. If he moved, that would be a weakness and Tseng needed to keep the discussion from becoming an argument or fight.
But yes, Cid was probably not the really terrorist. Tseng was a Turk and he had done plenty wrong to Avalanche. But they had a job and were protecting the company. Avalanche had blown up plenty of reactors and killed enough themselves, without ShinRa's help. It was true that Tseng had given Reno the order to blow the Sector Six support beam and personally after capturing Aeris on President ShinRa's command. Rufus's father was, and always would be, a complete bastard and Tseng was glad Rufus wasn't like him. If Rufus had been as cruel, the turks would have abandoned him like the rest of ShinRa after Meteorfall. But they hadn't. The Turks had taken care of Rufus and looked after him. Rufus was like family now. Really, Tseng was not this horrible man that everyone made him out to be. Neither was Rufus or the rest of the Turks.
The Head of the Turks had helped the world on many occasions as well. He was not just this horrible assassinate. He had taken out people of utter importance in destroying the world. He'd personally stopped a few attacks on the understructure of the slums. He'd helped in Aeris's escape from ShinRa and given Cloud the key to get the Black Materia in the Temple of the Ancients after Sephiroth had almost killed Tseng. Tseng had risked his life to help with the evacuation of Midgar even though he was still injured at the time. There was also the fact he had helped keep Jenova out of Kadaj's hands till Cloud came to his senses and helped them. This action actually got Elena and himself beaten to death by Kadaj before Vincent had rescued them. But none of these things seemed to be noticed.Thus was the life of a Turk.
After a moment of silence, Tseng finally decided to ask Cid a question. "...Do you know where we are? I haven't found out just yet..." Tseng did not keep eye contact as he asked his question. Instead, he was scanning the marketplace for anyone that might have been with Cid. But it looked like the Space Captain was alone. Tseng felt bad for Cid since the man was without his airship or planes. Ironically, Tseng didn't know that Cid was making "Gummi Ships". Boy, was Tseng going to make a face when Cid told him how he arrived on the world. Actually, Cid had a lot to tell the Turk if he wanted to. Everything about the different worlds and the heartless threat. Even the basics like a "Keyblade" and the like. It was something Tseng needed to know.
For a moment, Tseng was trying to remember the first time he met Cid in person. Ahead of time, he had heard that Cid was an excellent mechanic and could fly anything he could get his hands on. However, Palmer never talked as kindly. That man was as bad as Heidegger, ShinRa, and Scarlet. Reeve was the only executive Tseng would talk to and do favors for even though Heidegger was in charge of the Turks after Verdot's "death". But anyway, Tseng had been the one to introduce Rufus to Cid in the first place. Though, Rufus had been an ignorant brat about it since his father had sent him in his place. Rufus never was able to do much on his own, especially after turning on his father. But that had nothing to do with Cid or the current situation. There was no need to dwell on the past.
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