: Genesis Rhapsodos | ジェネシス・ラプソードス, Jeneshisu RapusōdosuSex
: MaleDate of Birth
: January 8, 1977Zodiac (Occidental)
: CapricornZodiac (Oriental)
: 23-30 (Crisis Core), 30 (Final Fantasy VII; inactive), 32 (Advent Children; inactive), 33 (Dirge of Cerberus)Height
: 190 cm (6' 3" wink Weight
: 84 kg (185 lbs.)Blood Type
: AM. B.
: Unknown, raised in BanoraAffiliation
: Shinra Electric Power Company | 神羅電気動力株式会社, Shinra Denki Dōryoku Kabushiki-gaishaOccupation
: SOLDIER First ClassSocioeconomic Level as a child
: Upper class (by Banora's standards)Socioeconomic Level as an adult
: Upper middle class (by Midgar's standards)Income
: Human, though his genome was tampered with in an attempt to create a human with Jenova's power and abilities, but he was ultimately deemed a failure. Consequently, after sustaining what should have been minor injuries, his recovery never came, and instead his body began to degrade. He was eventually cured of this degradation and does not show any signs of deterioration.Ethnicity
: East Asian. Or at least it would be if Final Fantasy VII took place in a world where East Asia actually exists. Since it does not, I would like to propose that Genesis' biological parents (not the adoptive parents that raised him in Banora, whom he later murdered) were originally from Wutai. Ironic, then, when one considers that he returned to his homeland as a conqueror for the opposing army.Sexuality
: Heterosexual. However, it should be noted that he is rather difficult to please. His pride in himself also extends into how he judges others, should he find himself in a romantic or sexual situation, the other party would have to be worthy of his presence - meaning that she would have to be physically attractive as well as intelligent and strong enough to stand on her own yet still possessed of feminine grace and style. See what I mean?Physical Appearance
: Genesis cuts a statuesque and imposing figure, with a self righteous arrogance about his posture, and his head always tilted at a proud angle. He is utterly striking to look at, the kind of man who draws stares of both curiosity and admiration in equal measure, partly due to how he looks, and partly due to his bearing. His hair reaches the nape of his neck, long and layered, straight and deep auburn in color. His eyes are a vibrant sky blue, the hallmark of a SOLDIER operative, made all the more unsettling by his vertical elliptical pupils, which lend a rather feline appearance to his visage and further cements his belief that he is not quite human. The skin folds on his upper eyelids and covers the inner corners of his eyes, a physical trait common among those of Wutai ethnicity. His most notable feature is the large black-feathered wing he bears on his left shoulder; a constant reminder of what he believes himself to be, it is kept retracted and hidden when not in use. He is habitually clad in dark colors, usually black and red, which offsets against his creamy complexion to striking, although entirely unintentional, effect. His clothes are stylishly cut, simple but elegant pieces. He is not above making the occasional statement, so there are more flamboyant pieces to be found in his wardrobe. His jackets and coats are almost exclusively red, and he is rarely seen without one on. Footwear is restricted to black boots of varying heights, most commonly reaching his knees. In terms of accessories, he has a few pieces of white gold jewelry that he wears on occasion, but he is more typically adorned with a white gold earring on his right ear and a stud in his left.Personality
: Obsessed with the epic poem LOVELESS, passionate to a fault, deceivingly corrupt, and ashamed of himself though damned if he would ever truly admit it, Genesis had transformed from a dramatic SOLDIER striving to be the best, to little more than a monster set out to do just what monsters do – destroy. He claims to have lost his dreams and his honor, though there is some hope yet for his redemption. His refusal to join his "hellspawn" was the first step in that direction.
It cannot be denied that Genesis is susceptible to haughtiness almost as a defense mechanism to preserve what he would like to think as superiority, and consequently the “cold” portion of his personality becomes visible. He rarely cares to notice anyone he considers inferior to himself. Apathy goes hand in hand with such arrogance, but when someone catches his attention, his interest can veer into obsession.Talents/Skills
: Genesis has all the abilities and traits normally possessed by SOLDIER operatives, including superhuman strength, endurance, speed, and agility. His pride and ranking as a SOLDIER First Class is not unfounded by any means. He is trained with both melee weapons and magic and utilizes both with equal skill in combat. His weapon of choice is the Rapier, a large sword with a bright red blade. Genesis is able to channel magic into his rapier, endowing it with a bright red aura and causing runic symbols to appear along its length. He is also highly educated in anatomy (pressure points and arteries, nerve clusters, joint manipulation..) and possesses excellent marksmanship. When fought with his wing present, he is able to command the feathers to fly about and use them in projectile attacks. This same wing enables him to fly.Weaknesses
: The most obvious weakness previously was his degradation. Despite his enhanced physical attributes, injuries and any sort of strenuous activity became a chore, and highly exerting. The long-term effects of this may be gone, but the mental aspects are still very clearly burned into his mind.
When pushed enough, Genesis also tends to have a temper that leads him into doing something rash—the perfect example being his duel against Sephiroth. It should be noted that when his emotions slip, his wing has a tendency to spring free. His inspiration is both a gift and a curse.
His failure to become a hero has pushed him into a mindset that is all his own. At the very least, Genesis makes it look rather classy, though perhaps that is more of a negative advantage than anything else.