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Shelke the Transparent, real name Shelke Rui, is the third member of the Tsviets from Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. She is 19-years-old though permanently stuck in the body of a young girl.
She was voiced by Fumiko Orikasa in the Japanese version, and by Kari Wahlgren in the English version.
Shelke has pale skin, light blue "mako eyes", and short red hair with bangs that frame her face. She wears a blue turtleneck Deepground uniform with gloves and a breastplate bearing the Deepground insignia. Her uniform has containers on the back of her legs to hold her sabers. She fights with two EM sabers, linked with a cord similar to nunchaku. Her main skill within the Tsviets is retrieving information from the Worldwide Network by means of a Synaptic Net Dive (SND), but her skills are not limited to computers.
Due to spending ten years in Deepground she became a shadow of her former self, a hollow shell devoid of emotion. Suffering from isolation and mental scars, she talks in a robotic manner and thinks like a computer, making decisions based on logic rather than emotion. As she interacts with Vincent Valentineand his friends, Shelke encounters an unforeseen side effect from her work within the Tsviets by experiencing Lucrecia Crescent's memories and feels what she would have felt compelling Shelke to help Vincent Valentine, although she never admits to this. The experience allows her to regain her emotions and develop an attachment to Vincent, supposedly as a result of absorbing part of Lucrecia's consciousness.
Apart from Lucrecia's memories and emotions, Shelke develops a genuine sense of camaraderie and loyalty, defending the WRO crew and assisting them to the best of her abilities out of a sense of duty to respond to those who trust in her. As a result, she begins, in her own way, to care for those around her.