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Hi-Fi Rush – Who is Korsica?

Head of Security and master of wind sounds like a pretty sweet gig.

After a surprise release following an Xbox Direct, Hi-Fi Rush has now made its way to Xbox Game Pass and Steam, and many players are turning up the beat with Hi-Fi Rush's Chai and friends. The game offers players plenty in the way of dialogue and backstory for its characters, especially what eventually becomes the main group. Spoilers ahead, as one of the members of the final group is Korsica, the Head of Security who worked under Kale at Vandelay University. However, many players are wondering more about her character, such as her backstory and personality.

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Who is Korsica in Hi-Fi Rush?

Korsica's role in Hi-Fi Rush

First and foremost, Korsica is the former Head of Security at Vandelay University. She handles all manner of clearance, logistics, software, and muscle required to perform her job. However, she is notably the only Department Head at Vandelay University without direct access to Project SPECTRA, making her the oddity among the group.

Eventually, Chai and the team have to find her to get her SPECTRA passcode, leading to a confrontation with her. Before and during the confrontation, Korsica is torn between staying loyal to Kale and the University and denouncing them for the information she uncovers on SPECTRUM and Kale's mistrust of her. After Chai defeats Korsica in combat, he saves her life when Kale attempts to kill her right after firing her. Talk about a rough day.

After this, Korsica's life is saved by some medical procedures performed by Peppermint and CNMN, and she decides to join the team to take down Kale and Vandelay University. In combat, her abilities function to create wind that stuns enemies and puts out fires, making her crucial to late-game combat. Outside of combat, she can use her wind abilities to overheat generators, allowing players to progress through later levels and reach secret areas.

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Korsica's backstory

Korsica's backstory is unfortunately fairly vague, but we know some core details concerning how she ended up as Head of Security. First, when she was very young, she and many of her fellow villagers were saved from a natural disaster by Roxanne Vandelay and Vandelay Technologies. This would cause her to idolize Roxanne and her work, leading to her getting a job at Vandelay Technologies before grinding her way up to Head of Security. Notably, she became Head of Security before Kale took over the operation, and when he did, she was immediately skeptical, though at the time, had no basis for her nervousness.

Korsica's personality

Korsica's personality is one of skepticism and logic. Though not necessarily a mistrusting character, she can typically sense when things are off in her day-to-day. Because of this, and the fact she is not a selfish person, she is the only department head without direct access to SPECTRA, as well as the only head to have doubts about Kale's leadership.

Her logic shows through her careful planning and decision-making. She sees herself as the opposite of Chai's quick thinking and on-the-fly game plan, as she would rather calculate every possible issue that could arise and ways to counteract anything that goes wrong. She is very similar to Peppermint in this regard, though at times Korsica's nerves get in her way like Macaron; she would certainly argue that her nerves and instincts are a strength, not a weakness.

Lastly, she's not one for jokes, especially if those jokes are Chai's puns, which she finds groan-worthy.

Korsica's relationships

Though a department head, Korsica had next to no friends within Vandelay Technologies. She looked up to Roxanne before her disappearance, and at first, she mostly trusts Kale, but as her mistrust grows deeper, she begins to distance herself from everyone within Vandelay Technologies.

Once she joins the group, she quickly becomes a core part of the strategy and forms friendships with Macaron and Peppermint. Notably, the game suggests on a few occasions that Peppermint may be attracted to Korsica, though Korsica doesn't seem to show mutual feelings.

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