Post by tseng on Oct 4, 2010 1:55:51 GMT -5
Tseng was a brash youth who would often let his own emotions control him. This is an internal conflict that he has had to face through out his career. There was a mission in which Tseng was sent to rescue a kidnapped Shinra soldier. He was later faced with the decision to save the soldier’s life, or to recover stolen weapons that were to be sold on the back market. Following is emotions, he chose to save the Soldier rather than to protect Shinra’s secrets. Veld, Tseng’s mentor and cheif of the Turks, told Tseng that he was wrong for choosing the soldier’s life over ShinRa’s secrets, and that he was a Failure as a Turk. For this, Tseng feels guilty until at a later time when Veld is met with the same choice. On a mission to a ship to retrieve some data, there is an explosion that causes the ship to sink. Tseng gets trapped under a girder and, remember Verld words, tells Veld to leave him behind and finish the mission. Veld chooses, instead, to save Tseng. He later tells Tseng that he was wrong, that sometimes there is more to life than just the job. Tseng faces the hard choice of choosing between his emotions and his job, again, when he is told that the charges will be dropped for his involvement in rescuing Veld of he turns both in both Veld and Elfe (the leader of Avalanche). Tseng claims to have made his choice before he shoots the two and loads them into a truck to take them away. As it turns out, Tseng chose to go with his emotions. Elfe and Veld were still alive when Tseng loaded them into the truck and this allowed the two to escape from ShinRa. With Elfe and Veld assumed to be assassinated by Tseng, he has proven his loyalty to Shinra as far as know, and he returns to work. After this, Tseng lets his hair fall from his clasp--a symbol of letting of the past and moving on.
Name: Tseng / 曾(Zeng)
Alignment/Affiliation: Director to the Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department (a.k.a. Turk Division), Shinra Electric Power Company
Appearance: Tseng has long dark hair and wears something on his forehead that resembles a tilaka.
In his youth, he was easily influenced by his emotions. He was often rash, acting first and thinking later. However, with aid from Veld, he was able to learn how to rein in his emotions and exert self control. Now, he is usually calm and collected. However, when circumstances get the best of him, he can lash out.
There is some signs that Tseng might be, if not religious, at least spiritual. The Tilaka that he wears on his forehead symbolises the mind’s eye, and is associated with aiding in meditation and seeking spiritual enlightenment. It is usually warn for religious or spiritual reasons, but can also be warn to honor a person, event, or victory. It is not a permanent marking, because it is usually applied though the use of power, paste, or ash. Another sign of Tseng’s spiritualityis his view on Aeirth and how he was lax in bringing her to Shinra. According to Reno, Tseng had a crush on Aeirth. However, that was not the only reason for his delay. Tseng he also viewed that, due to being a Cetra, she would be the savior of the world. Seeing her as a sort of Cetra-Massiah, any help that ShinRa would get from her would have to be of Aerith’s own will. Then again, this also could have had something to do with what Veld once told him: “Life is about more than just a job.” Because he cared for her, he could not bring himself strictly follow orders and bring her in. He wanted her to come as a friend, not a prisoner.
Abilities: Full Cure (Materia)
In the years since the destruction of ShinRa’s previous headquarters, along with the constant watchful eye of Edge’s media broadcast agencies, it seemed that ShinRa’s employees had unanimously decided to return to the company and atone for the past. In this new wave of altruism spreading throughout the corporate ladder, the ShinRa General Electric Company was working diligently toward turning a “new leaf.” And while most ShinRa personnel wanted to do so by working hard toward implementing policy changes, the President’s approach to the company’s new initiative was decidedly more intrusive.
After the former president’s association, Rufus’s subsequent ascension, and the events leading to Midgar’s destruction, much information was lost. Those “in the know” if ShinRa’s secrets where killed before Rufus was ever made aware of them. As a result, the tenuous reconstruction that ShinRa had been building was nearly lost to the forces of Deep Ground. Not wanting such an occurrence to happen again, Rufus had entrusted Tseng and the senior TURKS with conducting their most critical mission to date—the complete and thorough investigation of the ShinRa Electric Power Company, itself.
With the ShinRa company turning a new leaf, it was the President’s will to comb through the company’s past and uncover any loose ends that needed to be tied up, albeit discreetly. And, due to the sensitive nature of Deep Ground’s secrets, Tseng was tasked with going through those particular records, himself.
The large expanse of his once Spartan office was now overrun with boxes upon boxes of files and folders. Across the north wall was spread an assortment of computer towers that were salvaged from the ruins of a recently uncovered Deep Ground laboratory.
It was late—probably sometime past two in the morning, if Tseng was to venture a guess. A half-filled mug of lukewarm coffee sat, untouched, on his desk, while he sat transfixed at one terminal.
It was yesterday afternoon when he had started going through the laboratory’s data archive that he came across the notes of one Dr. G—a Deep Ground scientist whose harrowing experimentations were starting to give Professor Hojo’s scientific perversions a run for their money.
The Bio-Medical Division had a tendency toward designating their projects and employees with unimaginative, single-letter code-names, and this particular letter was used multiple times by that department—Professor G, Project G and Subject G being three predominant examples. That being the case, it was surprising to see this particular “G” attached to the Weapons Research and Development Department.
Further delving into the laboratory records revealed that the codename belonged to a man named Velent Gram. From the nature of his work, he looked to be a cyberneticist. Initially, he looked to be nothing more than a run-of-the-mill ShinRa Researcher, who worked mainly in cybernetic weapons development. That was, until he defeated and tried to flee from Deep Ground with what was recorded as “Classified Data.” It after the attempted defection and “rehabilitation” into Deep Ground that Dr. Gram’s research took different turn.
…Efforts toward mitigating the onset of necrosis was unsuccessful in Biomort Specimen IV… Increasing input to sixty percent on BS-V…
Although much of the vernacular went over Tseng’s head, he was able to get the gist this particular document. It made for a truly morbid read that made the hairs on the back of Tseng’s neck rise.
…Necrosis rate stabilized…Tissues and organs show no more signs of degradation… Inclusion of MAKO into the bypass unit was successful… Biomort Specimen V shows an increase in motor activity…
For this Dr. Gram was experimenting with what sounded like a bio-mechanical form of necromancy.
Dr. Gram was currently unaccounted for among the SOLDIERS killed and captured from Deep Ground.
He had disappeared from the confines of Deep Ground not long before the Tsviets had revolted against the resistors and overthrew Deep Ground. And if Tseng was understating Dr. Gram’s notes correctly, the subjects of three experiments that he conducted within the laboratory were also unaccounted for.
Namely, Projects MOG, RAG, and DOG.
…The MAGUS Sisters…
Tseng exhaled as he leaned back in his chair and lifted his right hand to pinch bridge of his nose between thumb and forefinger.
This was what exactly what ShinRa needed—another mad scientist on the loose.
With a sigh, Tseng lowered his hand and stood. He could hear his spine pop from sitting too long as he stretched. After making his way around an obstacle course of boxes, files, and folders, Tseng arrived back to his desk. He then took a seat and shook the mouse of his computer before waiting for the computer to load out of sleep mode.
It was getting very late, but it looked like he have to stay at work for quite a while still. He was going to have to file a report on his finding, and it looked as though this find would keep him up all night.