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Shuriken (Female)

Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura
AKA Cissnei, name input by player.
Japanese Name 手裏剣(女)
Romaji Shrikuen (Onna)
Weapon Rekka
Birthplace Unknown
Japanese Voice Actor Asumi Nakata
English Voice Actor Carrie Savage
Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- character
"When I was a kid, I always wanted to have wings. You know, like an angel."
—Cissnei, after learning of Genesis Rhapsodos in Crisis Core.

Shuriken (Female), real name chosen by the player, is a playable Turk in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- and appears in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- under the name Cissnei (シスネ Shisune), which she admits is not her real name.

She is warm-hearted and has a mothering side which can border on bossy, which often manifests in how she looks after her colleagues. Originally living in an orphanage, she was chosen for the Turks after her latent potential was recognized, and as a member of the Turks, she has received a strict training and education since she was young. In the history of the Turks she is the youngest person to join, a record that currently remains unbroken. She uses a large crimson shuriken called "Rekka" as her weapon of choice.



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She is usually perceived as quiet, and motivated by her job. She has a extremely sentimental quality in her speech and mind set, and is the typical "quiet girl" archetype. While she is rather cold hearted, she does show remorse (in Before Crisis, she apologizes for killing an enemy soldier), and could possibly have some selfish motive. She is generally reserved and keeps her poise, keeping it on a strict mission only basis. Even when casually talking to Zack Fair, she still doesn't forget her objectives.



Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-

Along with Katana (Male), she first appears in Episode 18, and at that time had been a Turk for several years. She would still be a Turk until the end of Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, where she and her fellow Turks fight Zirconiade in the Slums of Midgar.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura
"Wings symbolize freedom for those who have none. They don't symbolize monsters."
—Cissnei on LOVELESS Avenue

Still a member of the Turks, "Cissnei" continues to stay loyal to them. She makes her first appearance in Midgar during an attack on the Mako-rich city is launched by Genesis Clones, along with Reno, Rude, and Tseng. Soon after her first meeting with Zack, she would face off against a Genesis Copy. Zack enters and defeats the Copy before it had any chance to finish Cissnei off. She reveals to Zack that when she was little, she wanted to have wings, and that they symbolize freedom, not monsters. She would not be seen until later. During a Digital Mind Wave scene, Cissnei encounters Zack in one of the upper plates of Midgar trying to locate Dr. Hollander. It would be her idea to split up and look for him.

When Zack returns to Shinra Headquarters, she is talked about by a 2nd and 3rd Class SOLDIER when they talk about who they thought was the hottest woman in Shinra. Only when Zack mentions her does the 2nd Class remark about how good the black suit looks on her, and how fun it would be with her in Costa del Sol.

Cissnei at Costa del Sol.

She later appears in Costa del Sol on vacation with Zack after defeating Genesis. It would be cut short due to the Genesis Copies appearing and attacking cities. This would also include Junon. When she arrives with both Zack and Tseng, total chaos surrounds them. She and Tseng leave Zack to deal with the Copies whilst they moved to a higher level. Zack could eventually find Cissnei, and discover that he has a Fanclub. It would turn out that she is a member, due to her providing information under a code name in the club "Black Suit". The last place she is seen is during the end scene of this chapter when she runs past Zack along with Tseng attempting to capture Hollander, who is being flown away by Genesis Copies.

Later on, she soon finds Zack after he and Cloud escape the Shinra Mansion, and attempts to arrest them, but Zack subtly threatens Cissnei that he will not stop himself the next time she provokes him. As a result, Zack flees from the beach. As Zack picks up Cloud, Cissnei shows up again, and notices that Cloud has Mako Addiction. She feels sorry for them both and so she calls Tseng telling him that she has lost contact of the targets. Cissnei presents Zack with keys to a new Shinra motorcycle. Grateful for this, Zack leaves immediately with Cloud.

Cissnei armed with her signature weapon, Rekka.

Later on, she appears again in Gongaga Village where she tells Zack that Angeal was sighted, and that she left the Turks for a while, and would return to them soon. During the time they both have to talk, Cissnei informs Zack that he has great parents, and due to the fact of what has been going on with him, they are worried he will never find a wife. When she is asked about her parents, Cissnei states that she was raised by Shinra. As Zack prepares to leave, he asks her to keep his parents company, and probably because of this, he says that they will probably ask her to join the family. Strangely enough, she states it already happened. As Zack shouts her "Cissnei", she tells him that is not her real name.

As the game comes to a close, she is on the mission to get Zack before the army does, and states that she has to find him and tell him her real name. It is shown that she had deep feelings for Zack, and their relationship tended to be subtly flirtatious aside from professional.

After fighting off the threats of Zirconiade and Jade WEAPON alongside her fellow Turks in December of that year, she immediately fled from Shinra to freedom along with Verdot, Elfé, and her fellow teammates .

It is unknown what became of her, since she is never seen or mentioned again in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.


Stat Initial Level up
RP 1,000
HP 200 +70
MP 120 +7
Attack 20 +2
Defense 30 +1
Magic 5.5


Cissnei may be derived from "cisne", the Spanish word for swan.


  • Shuriken (Female) is the only playable Before Crisis Turk to be seen in Crisis Core.
  • Strangely, Cissnei, alongside Lazard, is the only main character in Crisis Core to not appear in any full motion video sequences, but only to have her voice be heard in one.
  • Though she is not directly mentioned by name, Cissnei could be assumed to appear with the other Before Crisis Turks alongside Veld in On the Way to a Smile: Case of Shinra.

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