|Final Fantasy VII Boss|
|プラウド・クラッド (Puraudo Kuraddo)|
|Location||Midgar - Mako Cannon|
|Item Dropped||Ragnarok (Midgar only)|
|Abilities||Big Hand Clash, W Machine Gun, Beam Cannon, Knee Blend, Knee Fire, Materia-jammer*, Wrist Laser|
|Status Immunity||Death, Sleep, Poison, Confusion, Silence, Frog, Small, Slow Numb, Petrify, Death Sentence, Manipulate, Berserk, Slow, Stop, Paralyze|
|Other Information||Abilities whose names are not shown when used are highlighted in italics.|
The party cannot escape.
*Can only use this ability while Jamar Armor is still "alive".
The Proud Clod is a mechanical weapon designed by Scarlet and the Shinra Weapons Department in Final Fantasy VII. It is said to be equipped with "anti-WEAPON artillery", so it was presumably built to fight the WEAPONs. Scarlet and Heidegger pilot the robot from the armored cockpit in its chest. It attempts to block the party's progress when they return to Midgar, but is destroyed, presumably along with Scarlet and Heidegger. The theme of Shinra plays throughout the fight.
The Proud Clod's attacks, despite their names, are largely only fairly strong physicals. It can cast Reflect on the party by using Materia Jammer. When weak, the Proud Clod will kneel and count down to Beam Cannon, doing considerable damage to the entire party.
The Proud Clod makes a comeback in the Gold Saucer as the Special Battle available after obtaining Omnislash, the W-Summon Materia, and Cloud's Ultima Weapon. For defeating it, the party will obtain the Final Attack Materia.
- The Proud Clod shares many similarities with the Final Fantasy XIII boss, the Proudclad:
- There is an obvious similarity between their names - possibly the result of a mistranslation in the English version of Final Fantasy VII.
- The party encounters them upon returning to their home (Midgar or Cocoon).
- Both machines are piloted by figures from the antagonist operations who have attacked the protagonists on prior occasions (Yaag Rosch of PSICOM, or Scarlet and Heidegger of Shinra Electric Power Company).