Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Rowan is an older man of average build, though his physical state has regressed as a result of being comatose due to mako poisoning. He appears rather gaunt, with the skin on his face sunken in and sagging. He has dark brown hair that is seen in an unkempt and shaggy state.
Story[edit | edit source]
Rowan Rasberry lives in Sector 7 with Jessie's mother. He previously worked as a maintenance supervisor in one of Midgar's eight mako reactors. His daughter, Jessie, was working as an actress at the Gold Saucer when, on the opening night of one of her starring performances, he collapsed from exhaustion inside the reactor. His unconscious body remained in the core of the reactor, near mako storage, for several hours until he was rescued. The fumes surrounding Rowan induced mako poisoning upon him, and his illness left him in a comatose state.
This incident led to Jessie's departure from her stage career, after which she began to take an interest in the science of the planet. She eventually joined Avalanche to fight against the company that devastated her father. Jessie believes that Rowan's soul is suspended between life and death, and that her work will bring it to rest. Rowan's current state is seen when Jessie, along with her companions Biggs, Wedge, and Cloud, infiltrate her family home to retrieve her father's Shinra identification card.