Rude is a tall, naturally bald Turk and Reno's partner. In response to the notion that Rude was African in descent, Nomura stated that he thought of him as more South American. Rude is a superb physical combatant and prefers to use his fists in battle, though generally doesn't speak much. In Final Fantasy VII, he appears alongside his Turk colleagues and reveals to Reno that he has a crush on Tifa Lockhart, though no close relationship develops between them. Rude appears in Before Crisis, which details his crush on an AVALANCHE spy named Chelsea; she leaves because of their differing lifestyles and the player Turk is left to confront Rude about her departure. In "Case of Shinra", Rude still works for Shinra and works with the Turks to find Rufus, and returns in Advent Children, where he assists Cloud. During the course of the film, Reno refers to the bombs Rude had built to destroy Loz and Yazoo as "Shinra's finest". Rude and Reno later regroup with Tseng and Elena, and are shown witnessing Rufus getting cured from Geostigma. Rude makes minor appearances in both Last Order and Crisis Core; in the former, he works under Tseng to try and capture Zack, while in the latter appears with Reno, awaiting Tseng's command to defend Midgar against Genesis copies. He later appears in a DMW sequence with Reno and Cissnei, and at the end of the game is sent out by Tseng to retrieve Zack alive. Rude is voiced by Taiten Kusunoki in Japanese and Crispin Freeman in English.