I had always seen him as the older and more mature member of the Turks. I was also kind of surprised at how young he looked. I don't mind one way or another though. Also I didn't know he had a dot on his head.
All of VII's concept art is like that. People always commented on Tifa's because they're exposed, but everyone's are. Cloud and Cid aren't wearing their belts high, their waists are really up there, lol.
Yes he does look like his art, but his art is a cartoon whereas the Remake is supposed to be realistic. It's real uncanny valley territory for me. One of the things I liked about FFXV was that the realistic human beings were a match for their surroundings. I realise SE have made a different stylistic choice for FFVIIR. It's just not the one I'd have made. Anyway, I'm not about to abandon my love for Tseng over it.
Well... (adjusts spectacles)... Tseng being from Wutai is just a really pervasive fanon. Wutai is widely identified with China/Japan, Tseng has a Chinese name, and his sprite looks vaguely Asian in the sense that he has long black hair, so... Plus, most fans who care about this character quite enjoy the thought that he exists in a perpetual state of existential angst and uncertainty due to the tension between his ethnicity and culture and his personal dedication to the evil capitalist empire that destroyed his homeland.
But no, canonically he's not from Wutai. On the other hand, he's not not from Wutai either. And I really really hope SE leaves it like that. No backstory thanks.
I've never collated the various fics that specifically address the origins of that tilak ( is it the 'mark of the bastard'? The 'mark of the traitor'? Symbol of the religious priesthood that raised him before he defected to Shinra? Just a really fortuitous mole?) but maybe I should. It's not like I have important things to do or anything...
I have never had that reaction to Indian food. Just saying.
Tseng dons the classic, dark blue Turk attire in Final Fantasy VII, and wears a similar, but black suit in the rest of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. He has dark brown eyes and shoulder-length, black hair occasionally tied in a ponytail. He has a tilak in the middle of his forehead.
Nice thanks! Wonder if me being completely unfamiliar with anything other than the OG FF7 would help or hinder my experience in the remake. I know it's being made with newcomers in mind, but maybe those more familiar with the lore will appreciate it more?
I might be better now that I've grown, but my best friend in grade school was Indian and whenever I ate there I had to have the special white kid's plate made. I get the gurgles just thinking about it.
I like that picture above...it has that 90's anime/manga feel to it. They all look cool.
As for the backstory stuff, I would love that for some areas of FFVII, but maybe not for every single element. Sometimes preserving the mystery is a critical part of an experience. In regard to the Turks, I actually wouldn't mind if they left their background mysterious. (It could still work if they chose to flesh it out a bit, but you'd have to be careful.) I wouldn't mind knowing more about Tifa's training and 'Zangan' style, though. Zangan is barely seen in the original game, haha. (It's also interesting that he wasn't cut down by Sephiroth during the Nibelheim massacre.)
I think looking young works in Tseng’s favor. He has watched over Aerith since she was a kid and there’s even a hint of romantic interest from Tseng towards Aerith in the OG, so the closer he is to her age the better. Otherwise I’d find things a bit weird.
I also like the idea that the youngest looking Turk is also the most mature and stern.