Reeve Tuesti (リーブ・トゥエスティ, Rību Tuesuti) is a non-playable character in the game Final Fantasy VII. He was in charge of Urban Development at the Shinra corporation. He controls the robotic Cait Sith. Reeve was born in 1972, making him thirty-five during the events of Final Fantasy VII.
Reeve plays a minor role as an architect, who designed the Mako Reactors. He supports the cancellation of the Space Program following the crash in Rocket Town. He later supports the Turks when they briefly split from Shinra by using his Cait Sith to aid them.
Even though Reeve does not appear in Crisis Core, Zack receives mail named "Midgar Construction Project" from him as the Director of City Planning.
Although a fairly influential character, Reeve only appears a few times, the first time being in a cutscene where he protests to President Shinra about destroying Sector 7 and framing it as AVALANCHE's attack. Later in the game, when Cloud overhears the meeting in the Shinra Building, Reeve was present as well. Afterward, he left the meeting in anger, as Sector 7 has already been completely reduced to rubble, and President Shinra decided to leave it in its current state.
As the game advances, Cait Sith joins the party. Afterward it turns out Reeve was using Cait Sith as a spy to track down Cloud and the gang. However, after saving Barret's life and helping to complete the puzzles in the Temple of the Ancients, he regains the party's trust. Reeve initially intended to merely spy on and sabotage AVALANCHE, but after witnessing certain events at the Temple of the Ancients, Forgotten Capital, particularly the murder of Aeris at Sephiroth's hands, and the Northern Crater, he decided to help them instead, letting them eavesdrop on Shinra meetings through Cait Sith, and, as a reversal, tries to keep Shinra forces off AVALANCHE as they try to undermine Sephiroth's plans.
Unlike many of the Shinra executives, Reeve also seems to show sincere concern for the Midgar's citizens, other people, and eventually, the Planet itself. This trait is seen by his supporting the defecting Turks and gets accentuated even more when he creates the World Regenesis Organization (WRO) after the Shinra Company's fall.
During the time of the Advent Children episode, Reeve goes into Johnny's Heaven and interviews Denzel, a previously Geostigma-inflicted orphan in Cloud and Tifa's care. Reeve listens intently as the boy explains what has happened to him in the past- including the destruction of Sector 7 and the events that followed the Meteorfall. It has also been revealed that Denzel was the one who kept Reeve's own mother Ruvie company since the fall of Sector 7 until she died shortly after the Meteorfall due to Geostigma. Johnny, who has been listening the whole time, rejects to the idea of having Denzel join the army. However, Reeve decides as of that moment on that children will be no longer accepted in the WRO. Before he left, he thanked Denzel for looking after his mother.
In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, he calls Cloud's cell phone, saying that he has seen the ads for the Strife Delivery Service and offers to help out. During the battle in Edge against Bahamut SIN, Reeve sends in Cait Sith to help out AVALANCHE in their fight. Also, it can be seen on the sign closing off the highway to Midgar that only WRO (Reeve's organization to restore the world) members are allowed to cross. The WRO work to bring scrap and rubble from Midgar to Edge to aid in its construction. Reeve himself can be seen very briefly with the other members of AVALANCHE at the end if the film, he is holding Cait.
Reeve Tuesti plays a major role in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. He leads the World Regenesis Organization, or WRO, a service hoping to rebuild the Planet after the loss of Mako energy. It has its own army, which takes the place of Shinra's army in peace-keeping and order. Yuffie Kisaragi is a member, heading espionage and intelligence for the army. Most of the party members from Final Fantasy VII willingly help out Reeve and the WRO.
Just before the game's start, Reeve invites Vincent Valentine to a festival in Kalm. When the mysterious Deepground attacks, he and Cait Sith shanghai Vincent into fighting with him and the WRO. Throughout the game, he acts as an informative ally, giving the game direction. Reeve operates from the WRO base, watching the actions of the world and commanding the WRO. He plans a joint attack on Midgar in order to wipe out Deepground, letting Yuffie, Vincent, and Cid Highwind lead an attack from the air, while Cloud, Tifa, and Barret lead an attack from the ground.
In the Ultimania, Reeve is revealed to have controlled Cait Sith using his special ability, "Inspire", in which he is able to bring inorganic things to life; his "child", the cat-shaped robot Cait Sith, can be controlled from a great distance. The accent that Cait Sith has is said to have been inspired from his parents.
According to the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega, in an early draft of the script, Reeve was an "Inspire", a person who can breathe life into inanimate objects, such as the Cait Sith dolls. There was also a plot point considered where the party would have to shut down the world's Mako Reactors in order to defeat Sephiroth. Due to the party's lack of time, Reeve does it himself, ending his loyalty to Shinra. Both of these plot points were removed before the game was released.
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