Genesis’ Abduction At The End Of Crisis Core [Explained]

Learn all about the two individuals who abducted Genesis at the end of Crisis Core.

At the end of Crisis Core Reunion, Weiss The Immaculate and Nero The Sable make their debut, and they are the ones who took Genesis after his defeat at the hands of Zack Fair. 

Key Highlights

  • After Zack Fair defeats Genesis, he is abducted by 2 members of SOLDIER.
  • Their names are Weiss, The Immaculate, and Nero, The Sable.
  • They are part of a secret section of Shinra called Deepground.
  • Deepground aims to implant Genesis’ genes onto its elite members, which is why they abducted him.

Abduction Of Genesis At The End Of Crisis Core

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The Abduction Of Genesis By Weiss The Immaculate | Screenshot Grab: eXputer

In Chapter 10 of Crisis Core Reunion, Zack Fair encounters Genesis deep underground. Genesis, empowered by merging with the Mako lifestream, confronts Zack, but Zack ultimately defeats him.

Meanwhile, Director Lazard and an unconscious Cloud Strife are attacked by Shinra troops. Despite a valiant effort, Lazard and an Angeal copy are gravely injured.

Upon returning to the surface with Genesis, Zack discovers Lazard and the Angeal copy near death. After a brief exchange with Genesis, Zack sets off with Cloud for Midgar.

Shortly after their departure, two mysterious SOLDIERS, Weiss, The Immaculate, and his brother Nero, arrive and take Genesis with them. Weiss’s distinctive white hair confirms his identity.

Weiss, The Immaculate

Weiss The Immaculate, alongside Nero The Sable, is one of the leaders of Tsviets, which is a part of a secret organization of Shinra called Deepground. He is a calm and collected, charismatic, and sadistic individual who delights in fighting and bloodshed.

He fights using two blades fitted with a gun, similar to Squall. These weapons are used in conjunction with him to slaughter any opponent. He cares little for anyone other than his brother Nero, as he claims Nero is the one who ever cared for him. Weiss The Immaculate can also be found in Final Fantasy VII Remake as a boss in the battle simulator. 

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Weiss The Immaculate | Image Credit: eXputer

Nero, The Sable

Nero The Sable, also known as Nero The Pitch Black Darkness is Weiss’ younger brother and one of the leaders of the Tsviets. He conjures powers of darkness that allow him to absorb enemies or make copies. He is an emotionless and psychopathic individual who likes to toy with his opponents, giving them a faint hope of victory and immediately ending them.

Nero was raised as a weapon and cared little for anything else other than his brother. He loves his brother Weiss deeply and is willing to do anything for him.

Nero, The Sable, can also be fought in Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intermission as a boss.

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Nero The Sable | Image By eXputer

Reason For Genesis’ Abduction

Genesis was abducted because his genes could be copied onto other living beings to enhance them. Deepground aimed to enhance its elite tsviets by copying Genesis’ cells, which is why Weiss and Nero referred to him as “brother.”

This gene-copying initiative is part of Project G (Genesis), wherein Jenova’s cells were implanted into Genesis to grant him Jenova’s powers. However, Project G was considered a failure compared to Project S (Sephiroth), as Sephiroth proved to be stronger, faster, and more skilled than other SOLDIER members. Sephiroth’s success in wars for Shinra, like the conflict with Wutai, led to him being hailed as a hero and legend.

Unlike Sephiroth’s cells, which cannot be transferred to other beings, Genesis’ cells possess this flexibility. Hence, Deepground seized the opportunity to kidnap Genesis to utilize his genes for their purposes.


With our explanation of who took Genesis at the end of Crisis Core, you will have a better understanding of the Final Fantasy VII universe and its characters and be able to appreciate it for the masterpiece it truly is.

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