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Concept art of a SOLDIER 2nd Class NPC, whose character model Kunsel uses. Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura.
"The media chooses the heroes, man. That's just how it goes."
—Kunsel

Kunsel is a SOLDIER 2nd Class, and is one of Zack Fair's best friends, the only higher being his mentor Angeal Hewley and his countryboy friend Cloud Strife. He plays a minor role in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, and is not mentioned in any other game. He acts as a tutor for the player, giving the player the opening tutorials via Zack's phone, as well as giving him advice on what to do on and in between missions. His face is never seen, as he wears a SOLDIER helmet. He is voiced by Crispin Freeman in the English version, who also did the voice of Rude, although only has a brief spoken conversation with Zack early in the game.

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Kunsel is very knowledgeable about the workings of the Shinra Electric Power Company, which, although they work for, they would normally hear very little about. He finds out that the monsters in Midgar were let out of Professor Hojo's lab, that Director Lazard laundered money from Shinra, and that Professor Hollander had special ties to Banora, the hometown of M.I.A. SOLDIER members Angeal and Genesis Rhapsodos. He also gets information about the Turks hunting down two escaped "samples," and the mass desertion at SOLDIER.

Kunsel speaking with Zack at Shinra Building.

From what can be seen in-game, Kunsel is laid-back about his job and cares more for his friends than his career. Throughout the game, Kunsel sends e-mails to Zack about different information about the company and its employees. He also commonly goes out into Midgar during his off time, walking the streets or seeing LOVELESS. He is loyal to his friend Zack, even after he is declared dead. Perhaps due to his extensive knowledge of others declared dead by Shinra, he is ready to believe that Zack is still alive after four years of hearing nothing about him. When he gets news about the "samples" that escaped Nibelheim, he quickly sends Zack an e-mail, in which he tells him to get back to Midgar quickly and safely, never even hinting that Zack might be dead, or that the samples could be someone else. This is Zack's last e-mail in the game. If the player is able to defeat Minerva, Kunsel sends Zack an e-mail describing a SOLDIER legend AKA Zack.

It is unknown what happened to Kunsel after Crisis Core, although he hints in his last e-mails that he would leave Shinra in order to help his friend.

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