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Crisis Core Complete Guide Keyword Collection

by November 18, 2008 33 comments

Space Development Department

The department in charge of Shinra’s space development. Its manager is Palmer, and Cid, who is famed as a legendary pilot, also belongs to this department. In the era of this game, the launch of the rocket
“Shinra 26” is drawing near, and the department is seeing its golden age. However, as told in “FFVII” and “BC” after the rocket launch ends in failure, the department is downsized. Following this, it remained out of the spotlight until the Jenova War when the rocket is used as a counter-measure against Meteor.


Aerith and Tseng

Tseng was given the assignment to secure Aerith, the last surviving Ancient in the world, and for many years has continued to request her assistance for Shinra. However, Aerith despised Shinra for the lose of her parents at their hands, and refused all of his requests. But undeterred, Tseng continued to try to persuade her without resorting to force.

Incidentally, their relationship is also shown in “FFVII” and “BC”. According to rumours among the Turks, Tseng seems to harbour special feelings for Aerith, but whether those are love or not isn’t certain. On the other hand, Tseng also seems to be somewhat special to Aerith, and in “FFVII” she says: “…Tseng’s with our enemy, the Turks, but I’ve known him since we were little… There’s not a lot of people I can say that about. In fact, there are probably only a handful of people in the world who really know me.”


Meeting with Aerith

The scene from this game where Zack falls from the sector 5 mako reactor down to the slum church and meets Aerith is basically the same situation in which Cloud and Aerith meet in “FFVII”. According to Mr. Nojima from the development staff, this was made as a scene to intentionally connect them, and in the same way Zack’s “one date” line connects to Aerith’s “one date” line to Cloud in “FFVII.”


Aerith and Flowers

Aerith, a descendant of the Ancients, can read the feelings of flowers, and even in barren land like Midgar can make flowers blooms. In this game, through her meeting with Zack, she is seen experiencing the joy of selling flowers (closer to the joy of giving flowers to more people, rather than of monetary gains). It is probably because of this experience that she continues to sell flowers in “FFVII”.

What’s more, she doesn’t go lightly when it comes to people who damage her flower garden. Zack in this game, Reno in “FFVII”, and the AVALANCHE members Shears and Fuhito have all being on the receiving end of her anger.


Aerith’s House

Aerith’s house, in the sector 5 slum. She lives there with her foster mother Elmyra. It does not appear in this game, but in “FFVII” and “BC” there are flower beds in the garden filled with many types of flowers.


Aerith’s Letters

The letters Aerith wrote to Zack after he went missing following the Nibelheim incident. She wrote a total of 89 letters over 4 years; 88 of those were left with Tseng, and the final letter was given to the Angeal Copy that had settled in the church.


Essai

A SOLDIER 2nd Class who appeared in “BC”. He had been on assignments with Zack in the past, and since then they were close friends. He participated in the assault against AVALANCHE at Icicle Lodge in [ ν ] -εуλ 0002, and was killed in battle. During one of the flashbacks with Tseng in the D.M.W. in this game, there is a scene where Zack and Tseng visit the grave-markers of Essai and Sebastian.


Crescent Unit [aka: Engetsu Corps]

A special unit with the Wutai Army. An elite group, said to “appease the wrath of Leviathan and smite the enemies of Wutai,” and skilled not only in combat but also in espionage. Like other Wutai soldiers,
they are armed with gun-lances. For their uniforms, the privates wear uniforms with a grey base and trousers embroidered with a chakram*, and the commanders uniforms with a black base and trousers embroidered
with a dragon, and wear a mask. It is a custom for each member to be given a name related to the moon. The Five Saints of Wutai also belong to this unit, and after the end of the Wutai war they gathered
together the remnants of the Wutai army. They hate Zack for dealing the fatal blow to the Wutai Army in the attack on Fort Tamblin.

[NB: ‘Engetsurin’ means ‘chakram’, and has appeared in past FF games
as a weapon or item (named Razor Ring, Pinwheel, Moonring, etc. in the
English versions). In the Japanese version, the members were named
“[s/t]-moon”, which was replaced in the English version by the Latin
word for the first part of the Japanese names.]


Treasure Hunter

The profession Yuffie takes in her emails when she calls out Zack. The way she casually calls herself the treasure “princess” is a good reflection of Yuffie’s personality.

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33 comments

  1. Clerith4ever
    #1 Clerith4ever 10 November, 2009, 10:37

    WTF? Why don’t you guys translate the “park date” scene. This is bias Cloti BS at its best. What? TOO AFRAID to admit that Cloud and Aerith went on a date. Does that ruin your love Cloti since Cloud and Tifa have been on absolutely 0?…

    nah Im just kidding, it’s me Quexinos :monster:

    Good job with this Hito. I appreciate the hard work ^_^ I also love that Zack and Aerith pic on the cover, it’s sooo cute ^_^

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 10 November, 2009, 10:46

      ROTFLMAO

      You’re a sick puppy you know that? XD

    • Quexinos
      Quexinos 10 November, 2009, 11:28

      I was totally gonna just keep it and not say it was me but then I thought you might see my IP and get banny 😛

  2. Celes Chere
    #2 Celes Chere 10 November, 2009, 11:05

    Lol. Thanks again, btw. ♥

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  3. Squall_of_SeeD
    #3 Squall_of_SeeD 10 November, 2009, 17:39

    Great work as always, hito. Much appreciated.

    Quexinos: I knew that was you. XD Well played.

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  4. punkiemonkie
    #4 punkiemonkie 10 November, 2009, 20:22

    Thanks for this. 🙂

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  5. Jack
    #5 Jack 13 November, 2009, 00:56

    Actually I’m confused, how can Crisis Core start in 2000 but BC start in 0001?

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    • Suzaku
      Suzaku 13 November, 2009, 11:30

      Crisis Core starts in [ μ ] – εуλ 2000, Before Crisis starts in [ ν ] – εуλ 0001.

      To phrase it in common English, Crisis Core starts at the end of the “Mu Era”, and Before Crisis starts at the beginning of the “Nu Era”.

      They never explain the reason for the new era name, but my guess would be that the Shinra Company enacted a year zero when they defeated Wutai.

    • jack
      jack 14 November, 2009, 10:08

      That seems needlessly convoluted on the creators’ part. I wonder why they would do that, especially since people are going to be confused as to when exactly CC takes place before FF7. I mean, the hardcore researchers will know but the average gamer won’t.

  6. Mog
    #6 Mog 25 November, 2009, 04:14

    Icicle Inn/Lodge is on an island?

    What?

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    • punkiemonkie
      punkiemonkie 25 November, 2009, 21:26

      Well it’s on the northern continent, but I wouldn’t really call that an island. O_o

    • Ryushikaze
      Ryushikaze 26 November, 2009, 09:03

      In the same way that Greenland is an Island. It’s not big enough to be a continent unto itself just yet.

    • punkiemonkie
      punkiemonkie 26 November, 2009, 09:54

      Makes sense, but it still seems odd. I don’t remember it ever being referred to as an island in the game, but it is a heck of a lot smaller than the big continents.

  7. Ryushikaze
    #7 Ryushikaze 27 November, 2009, 05:30

    Hahahaha!

    Loads of pink arguments, rendered utterly moot by the guidebook.
    TTLY a different ribbon!

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    • punkiemonkie
      punkiemonkie 27 November, 2009, 22:05

      Eh?

    • Ryushikaze
      Ryushikaze 28 November, 2009, 23:55

      Oh, there was a Bruhaha that Aerith wasn’t wearing pink because of the promise, and that the ribbon she wears in FF7 was not the same ribbon she got from Zack in CC, and it was all related to the LTD, but it’s gloriously moot now.

    • punkiemonkie
      punkiemonkie 29 November, 2009, 19:39

      Oh, haha. Amazing what people will do to deny the canon material. 😉

  8. Squall_of_SeeD
    #8 Squall_of_SeeD 27 November, 2009, 07:33

    Great job with all these translations, hito. You’re a hero yourself (bad puns ftw!).

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  9. Splintered
    #9 Splintered 27 November, 2009, 08:16

    Hito, you are amazing. Thanks for this.

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  10. Quexinos
    #10 Quexinos 2 December, 2009, 08:39

    “which theories will be subsequently shot down and burned by the information?”
    You’re an ass, Mako XD

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  11. Ahvia
    #11 Ahvia 7 December, 2009, 20:22

    It seriously makes my day whenever these get posted, thank you so much for your work!

    rofl I love the blurb about the “portable terminals” and the radio towers that somehow still work. that is some GREAT service! I mean, being able to get messages while in a cave/basement, after your phone has been soaking in mako for 4 years? I think I want a portable terminal.

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  12. Quexinos
    #12 Quexinos 7 December, 2009, 21:53

    Hito’s the man 😀

    and I love how Cloud’s motion sickness gets its own section XD

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  13. X-SOLDIER
    #13 X-SOLDIER 8 December, 2009, 13:26

    Awesome job Hito. These updates have been just pouring in. It’s lots of little information that’s been filling in the gaps, and giving a really detailed image of everything in the games. Thanks a ton!!!

    X

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  14. Hinata Hyuga
    #14 Hinata Hyuga 8 December, 2009, 14:28

    Wow, Cloud’s so romantic. Taking Aerith out on a date in a junkyard. -_-

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 8 December, 2009, 14:45

      ROTFL. Well..he learned it from Zack apparently.

      Hell, if all it takes is going to a park and talking to someone to count it as a date, what the hell does that make the whole Lifestream sequence between Cloud and Tifa? :mon:

  15. OWA-2
    #15 OWA-2 9 December, 2009, 09:57

    Thankyou very much for all your hard work, Hito. It’s good to have you back.

    But I want to point two things:

    1) IIRC Yuffie’s father is named Godo, not Goto.

    2) In the Black Materia section, the text looks like is not formatted very well.

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  16. Squall_of_SeeD
    #16 Squall_of_SeeD 21 December, 2009, 10:34

    This has been such an awesome series, hito. Thanks again for all of this, and great job.

    I really like the entries on Corneo’s mansion and Zack’s flirting.

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  17. rabbitbooboo
    #17 rabbitbooboo 22 December, 2009, 01:08

    “Aerith alone appears to have been truly special to him (Zack).”
    Ooh, how sweet!! 🙂

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  18. zelene fair
    #18 zelene fair 23 December, 2009, 09:08

    hey i am new here and maybe some of you can helpme in all about this forum,
    and thanks for the translation
    bye

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  19. Shadowfox
    #19 Shadowfox 5 February, 2010, 20:19

    I want to point out that you accidentally wrote ‘feature’ instead of ‘feather’ in the ‘Zack’s Mental Image’ section.

    Thanks and keep up the great work, Hito.

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  20. Winter Strife
    #20 Winter Strife 5 February, 2010, 21:19

    This always makes my day, awesome job, keep it up! 🙂

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