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Reno (レノ, Reno) is a prominent member of the Turks, ranking directly below Tseng. He appears in Final Fantasy VII and Compilation of Final Fantasy VII titles.


Final Fantasy VII[edit]

In Final Fantasy VII, Reno is first encountered when he enters a derelict church in the slums of Midgar's Sector 5 in an attempt to capture Aerith (where he instructs his subordinates to be careful not to step on the flowers after stepping on them himself). Not long after, he activates the bombs that blow up the Sector 7 support pillar before having a brief battle with Cloud, Tifa, and Barret. This fight leaves him temporarily incapacitated.

Reno later reappears outside of Gongaga with Rude, having been assigned to intercept AVALANCHE. Despite the rivalry between the two groups, he is not beyond teaming up with Cloud and his companions in Wutai, where both parties had to work together after each had a member kidnapped by Don Corneo. After this incident, Reno's group receives new orders to search for Cloud but Reno decides not to fight Cloud on the pretext of being off duty (Reno, Rude, & Elena).

Near the end of Final Fantasy VII's second disc, the player has the option to fight Elena, Reno, and Rude, or refuse the battle. The Turks survive either way.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit]

Reno has a prominent role in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Consistent with his attitude at the ending of Final Fantasy VII, Reno possesses no true hostility towards his former enemies. The Turks are on the same side as AVALANCHE and join the fight against the film's villains. Reno and Rude primarily serve as the film's comic relief. His comical role includes being locked out while Cloud and Rufus have an important talk, bringing out his weapon and accidentally hitting Rude in the head, being knocked back several hundred feet by Yazoo and landing on Rude, climbing a building to save Rufus and using Rude's head as support, stepping on and crushing Rude's trademark sunglasses, having a child stick his fingers up his nose while rescuing him from Bahamut SHIN, insulting Jenova and then apologizing to Loz and Yazoo about insulting Jenova before he realizes what he said.

He is voiced by Keiji Fujiwara in the Japanese version, and Quinton Flynn in the English version.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Reno sports a lanky physique, unkempt red hair terminating in a long ponytail and two symmetrical red tattoos on his cheekbones. He is always seen wearing goggles on his forehead. He is also much less attentive to dress code in comparison with his sharp-suited colleagues, Rude and Tseng. He wears the Turks uniform but with his jacket unbuttoned and his shirt untucked and open-necked without a tie. He uses an Electro-Mag Rod as a weapon. Reno is left-handed.


He is characterized as arrogant, cynical, and somewhat lazy, but is highly skilled and takes pride in his work. Reno also has a penchant for gossiping and is a competent helicopter pilot. In the Japanese versions of both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, he is portrayed as being somewhat less cynical, clumsy and more of a comical character. His fighting skills are obviously far above the level of a normal human, but he is defeated with relative ease by Loz and Yazoo, having landed only one blow.

An interesting aspect of Reno's personality is his unique speech pattern. In the original Japanese version of Final Fantasy VII, Reno frequently ended his sentences with the phrase "zo, to" or a slightly more formal "yo, to". The closest English equivalent to this pattern is adding "yo" to the end of a sentence, though there is truly no correct translation, as his speech pattern is merely how he signifies his sarcasm.