Rosso the Crimson (朱のロッソ, Ake no Rosso) was a member of the Tsviets and one of the antagonists of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. She is voiced by Atsuko Tanaka in the Japanese version and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn in the English version. Rosso's weapon is a unique double blade that is capable of gunfire, similar to a gunblade.
Rosso was born into Deepground in 1985, making her 25 in Dirge of Cerberus. She was the first of the Deepground experiments to be spliced with the genes of Genesis Rhapsodos. The success of her birth prompted further research and experimentation on Deepground troops. The rigorous training regiment of Deepground eventually shattered Rosso's psyche, leading to an obsession of bloodying her victims, hence her title "the Crimson".
During the events in the Online multiplayer mode of Dirge of Cerberus, Rosso explains that she wanted to see the outside world's sky since she had only ever seen projections. She decided to kill countless Deepground soldiers in order to get her point across. Soon after, one of the Restrictors appears before her and challenges her. Though she puts up a good fight, she is defeated by the Restrictor. Later on, she is summoned by the Restrictor along with Azul in order to spar with Weiss. She was defeated easily, but transforms into Bloodburst Rosso. Though she puts up a better fight the second time, she and Arch Azul are again defeated by Weiss. Soon after, with the Restrictor near death, the chips implanted in the Tsviets brain stems begins to wear off. Rosso and the other Tsviets laugh as the Restrictor breathes his last breath.
While Vincent Valentine is in Edge, he finds a near dead WRO soldier who tells him of a woman in red who slayed their troops in the warehouse and was gathering civilians. When Vincent arrives at the warehouse, Rosso is found to be more than a match for him and as a result, Chaos takes over and becomes too strong for Rosso to handle, resulting in her fleeing.
She met Valentine again in Nibelheim in the Shinra Mansion, where she stole the Protomateria, which was key to controlling both Chaos and Omega. This time, she was prepared to deal with Vincent and might have killed him if not for the timely intervention of Yuffie Kisaragi.
When the WRO launches its assault on Midgar, Rosso was shown briefly fighting with Cloud Strife. The exact outcome is unknown, though both Rosso and Cloud survived the encounter, suggesting there was no victor or possibly, in the former's case, unexpected retreat.
Rosso confronts Vincent for the final time in the old Shinra building. They engage in an all-out battle and Rosso was defeated. Badly wounded, Rosso, prideful to the bitter end, tells Vincent that he would not have the pleasure of killing her. Defiantly yelling "No one will ever stand above me!", Rosso collapses the portion of the building she stood on. She plummeted down, laughing maniacally to her probable death.
Rosso is fought as a boss in the Shinra Headquarters.
Her name is the Italian word for red, though the -o ending should be replaced with -a in keeping with gender, meaning that her name is technically masculine in Italian.
|Temporarily Playable Character|
|Multiplayer Mode Player Character|
|Argento - Azul the Cerulean - Nero the Sable - Rosso the Crimson - Shelke the Transparent - Weiss the Immaculate|
|Reeve Tuesti - Yuffie Kisaragi - Shalua Rui - Cid Highwind - Cloud Strife - Tifa Lockhart - Barret Wallace - Professor Hojo - Lucrecia Crescent - Grimoire Valentine - Restrictors - Sephiroth - Usher - Este-D - Officer-East - G|
|Kalm - Edge - WRO Headquarters - Nibelheim - Midgar - Shinra Headquarters - Sector 0 - Crystal Cave|
|Battle of Midgar - Chaos - Deepground - G Report - Lifestream - Materia - Protomateria - Shinra Electric Power Company - SOLDIER - The Shera - Tsviets - Omega - Omega Report - World Regenesis Organization - Worldwide Network - Synaptic Net Dive|
|Original Soundtrack - Redemption - Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collections
|Characters - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - G Reports - Gun Customization - Items - Locations - Omega Reports - Wallpapers - Walkthroughs|