Series appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Cloud, designed as a sprite.

A 2D sprite of Cloud occasionally appears in the loading section of the Final Fantasy Anthology port.

Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding[edit | edit source]

Cloud snowboarding.

Cloud was the sole playable character. The objective is to snowboard down tracks while dodging moogles, doing tricks off ramps, and collecting balloons.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike[edit | edit source]

Cloud was the sole playable character. The announcement trailer showed him riding the Hardy-Daytona while wielding the Buster Sword. He could summon certain party members from Final Fantasy VII to do special abilities, and use his Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII while battling the enemies on the course full of obstacles.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning can wear Cloud's SOLDIER 1st Class uniform as a garb, together with the Buster Sword and SOLDIER's Band. While wearing the outfit Lightning performs a variation of Cloud's victory pose. It has the locked ability Heavy Slash.

The outfit is available as a pre-order bonus or as downloadable content.


Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

A Male Miqo'te wearing Cloud's Advent Children outfit.

The "Strife" set is available as a veteran reward for players who have subscribed for 720 days. Advent Attire is an outfit from Mog Station. It is a Veteran Rewards, a special in-game item bonus awarded based on how long the player has had an active subscription. Veteran Rewards are distributed via the moogle delivery service once the player has reached a certain number of days subscribed. Previously, Advent Attire became available at rank 10 after 720 days of being subscribed, but in patch 4.1, the rank and days were greatly reduced, now only requiring Rank 2 after 60 days.

NameTypeiLvDescription
EquipPatch
MaterialsCrafting
Strife VestBody1

Defense: 6 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 8)
Magic Defense: 13 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 16)

All Classes 12.51
Strife GlovesHands1

Defense: 4 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 6)
Magic Defense: 9 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 11)

All Classes 12.51
Strife BagsLegs1

Defense: 6 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 8)
Magic Defense: 13 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 16)

All Classes 12.51
Strife BootsFeet1

Defense: 4 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 6)
Magic Defense: 9 (FFXIV HQ Icon.png 11)

All Classes 12.51

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as a legendary (5-stars) card.

Cloud Strife Card
FFXIV TT Cloud Strife.png
Card No. 74
Total stats 29
Type None
Description
Obtain 'Buy: Manderville Gold Saucer (1,000,000 MGP)


Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Cloud's portrait.

Cloud is a bonus playable character who can be recruited into Ramza Beoulve's party by embarking on a sidequest involving the Constructs and the Zodiac Stones. Besrudio will come up with a dimensional portal device that will summon Cloud, but he will not become a party member until Ramza meets the flower girl Aerith; Cloud will defend her from thugs and join Ramza's party.

While Cloud retains most of his abilities from Final Fantasy VII, he cannot use his Limit skills until he obtains the Materia Blade.

Cloud's sprite.

While Final Fantasy VII lists Cloud as a Leo, his zodiac sign in Final Fantasy Tactics is Aquarius. Cloud is the only male character able to equip a Ribbon. This is no longer unique in The War of the Lions version, as the Onion Knight can also equip what is otherwise female-exclusive equipment.

Bravely Default: Praying Brage[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as a collaboration character from Kingdom Hearts χ [chi]. He makes an appearance in his outfit from the Kingdom Hearts series.


Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

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Cloud appears as a Warrior of Cosmos, and stands as the hero representing Final Fantasy VII, opposing Sephiroth.

Seeking the Crystals in the company of Firion, Cecil, and Tidus, Cloud is seen by his comrades as a composed and level-headed warrior. Cloud later admits his hesitations for fighting and departs to search for a reason to fight on his own, eventually joining Terra.

His alternate outfit is his Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children outfit and weapon.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Cloud appear as a warrior of Chaos. Though he is summoned to fight by the god of discord Cloud doesn't care about the war, as he has been through several cycles and knows the fighting is pointless. When Sephiroth attacks Tifa, Cloud intervenes to save her.

Cloud's second alternate outfit is based on Yoshitaka Amano's artwork of him, giving his uniform blue details and white boots, as well as the original SOLDIER logo on his belt. As a bonus fourth outfit, Cloud dons his Kingdom Hearts attire. This outfit can be obtained in Japanese by buying Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep - Final Mix, or pre-ordering Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy from GameStop in the US.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

Cloud Strife.

Cloud is a playable character classed as a Heavy-type, and can now increase the effectiveness and range of his attacks by charging them, further increasing his already high damage output.

Cloud is summoned as a warrior of Materia to fight in the new war to produce enough energy to sustain the existence of this world.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Cloud appears as an obtainable character.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Once a member of SOLDIER, the elite fighting force of the Shinra company, this blunt young man with his haughty words and deeds often invites animosity from those around him. While lending his strength to the anti-Shinra terrorist group AVALANCHE, however, he learns that the madman who stole his home from him is alive and so he sets out to hunt down Sephiroth for the final resolution to their battle.

Online description

Cloud appears as a default playable character.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

Cloud is a default playable character. If the player did not select him among their party of four, he can later be unlocked by collecting Yellow Crystal Shards. Cloud in his Cloudy Wolf attire appears as a playable character, and is purchasable through DLC.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[edit | edit source]

Cloud is one of 28 default playable characters. Cloud's Cloudy Wolf form is a playable character, and was available to players if they collected 250 play points from March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as a playable character. His initial weapon is the Buster Sword.


Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Cloud is an ally and a summonable Legend depicted in both his Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children outfits, as well as an event-related reindeer outfit. His abilities are Blade Beam, Climhazzard, Cross-Slash, Finishing Touch, Meteorain, Rising Fang and Sonic Break. His EX abilities are Sonic Break, Finishing Touch, Cross-slash, Omnislash, Omnislash ver.5, Meteodrive and Knights of the Round. He was first introduced as an event ally in the event, Winter Holiday Campaign while wearing an exclusive reindeer suit.

Leveling him up in this event granted the player the Cloud II summon stone, along with each level-up at a specified number granting players an additional summon stone. He was re-introduced in the following event, Final Fantasy VII - Calamity from the Skies, in which his abilities and weapons were made usable to successfully combat Jenova∙LIFE and Jenova∙DEATH.

He was present as an ally during the coinciding events, Final Fantasy Special Event Parts 1 & 2 - Shattered World and Final Fantasy Special Event Parts 1 & 2 - Showdown, in which he was unlocked by clearing the Big Bridge stage. In this event, his overdrive granted individual players a big increase in their attack for five minutes. Leveling him up to 99 in these events granted the player his individualized SSR weapon, Flayer. In battle, Cloud is armed with his Buster Sword and uses the ability Sonic Break.

Portraits
Ability Cards
Legend Cards


Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as all three elemental type cards (fire, lightning, and ice) and his cards are either R, SR, or SR+. His card artwork appears from Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Dissidia Final Fantasy.


Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Cloud's sprite.

This self-styled SOLDIER member packs a huge sword and sports a chocobo hairdo.

Description

Cloud is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. He uses Meteorain during battle.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Cloud's sprite.

Cloud appears as a recruitable character. He joins the party after clearing Mako Reactor No. 5 for the first time.

Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers-Force[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy World Wide Words[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as a summonable vision and optional playable character. A 5-7★ Rare Summon available since the event Destroy the Reactor, Cloud's job is listed as SOLDIER, and his role is Physical Damage. His Trust Master reward is the passive ability materia Buster Style (an extremely important piece of the so-called "TDH" build), whereas his Super Trust Master is the Ultima Weapon (FFVII), a two-handed greatsword with 180 ATK and non-standard variance.

His uniform was available as a mission reward to the Destroy the Reactor exploration.


Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Cloud's SOLDIER 1st Class uniform is available for Wol as the warrior-type job as part of the collaboration event FFVII Remake Prelude. The job's Ultimate is Omnislash. In the second collaboration event, Cloud's appearance is made available to Wol.

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Cloud.

A warrior who wields a huge buster sword. When trouble strikes at the Library of the Ancients, Cloud steps in to help the people there.

Official Website Description

Cloud appears as a summonable Champion.

Who's Who[edit | edit source]

CV: Steve Burton / Takahiro Sakurai
Age in Grymoire: 21
Notes: Buster sword / Chocobo haircut / Former member of SOLDIER / The quiet, serious type / Keeps his cool / Fights against the Federation with the League of S
Cloud and the League
The Grymoirian Cloud used to work for Shinra as a member of SOLDIER. However, a certain incident caused their paths to diverge.
Quistis asked Cloud to stay on with the League of S as a freelance mercenary, and Cloud agreed...Under one condition.
The Condition
Cloud’s condition for staying with the League was this: SeeD must agree to help him track a man down, and if Cloud should decide to pursue the manhunt alone, they must not interfere.
Cloud seeks vengeance. His reasons are unclear, but when it comes to this one man, he goes blind with rage.
Antichampions
Enna Kros created the Champions as a kind of antibody to make her worlds and the people within them stronger; when a menace like the Cogna appears, the Champions awaken and fight it off.
But there are also "Antichampions" who work not to save the word, but to destroy it. The man with silver hair whom Cloud is pursuing is just one of these Antichampions.
The Man with the Silver Hair
Cloud never explains why he holds such a fierce grudge against the silver-haired man. Still, Grymoire’s Mediums often suffer the same fate as their originals. We never meet Zack and Aerith in Grymoire, so the dots shouldn’t be very hard to connect.
Although Cloud’s past haunts him, that doesn’t mean he’s doomed to dilly-dally, shilly shally forever. After all, he’s got both Tifa and his allies in the League of S to help him turn things around.
First World of Origin
FINAL FANTASY VII
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Final Fantasy VII technical demo[edit | edit source]

Cloud in the demo.

Cloud and Aerith appear in the PlayStation 3 tech demo, which recreates the Final Fantasy VII opening sequence in advanced graphics. The scene of Cloud leaping from the train shows only him with no Shinra or AVALANCHE members present. His hair is modeled after his Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children appearances.

Chocobo Racing[edit | edit source]

Cloud.

Cloud is a secret character riding the Hardy-Daytona.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Cloud is represented by many cards: five are of the Fire element, three are of the Shine element, two of the latter being promotional cards, and one is of the Wind element.

The fire-elemental cards depict his Final Fantasy VII artwork, his Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- render, an image of Cloud from a promotional image of Final Fantasy VII, an artwork of him and Aerith from Final Fantasy VII and an artwork of him and Red XIII from Final Fantasy VII. The three shine cards depict his Dissidia Final Fantasy art, his Theatrhythm Final Fantasy art, and his Kingdom Hearts art, the latter of which was distributed with Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix. His wind card depicts artwork of Cloud riding a chocobo from Final Fantasy VII.


Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as an opponent and on Triple Triad cards in the version available via the Final Fantasy Portal App. On Easy he uses rules All Open and Same. On Normal and Hard he plays with Same and Plus. On Hard the rare five star cards of himself can be won from him, among other cards. He uses the trading rule One.

Guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[edit | edit source]

Cloud is an initial playable character who fights primarily with martial arts, but can wield the Buster Sword as well for slower but stronger attacks. Cloud's special attacks include Omnislash, Braver, and Meteorain. His alternate costume gives him a Shinra infantry uniform. Cloud is fought as an optional boss in the Arcade mode in the Golden Saucer. To reach him, the player must defeat all of the opponents up to Sasuke in the arena in under 3 minutes and 20 seconds. His title is "Guardian", and defeating him under the proper conditions allows the player to fight "Summoner" Tifa.

Cloud's fighting style is Ken "Godhand" Mishima's fighting style known as Mishima-Style Fighting Karate, as he utilizes his basic combo attack and three of his moves, such as the "Demon Scissors", "Flash Punch Combo" and his "Dragon Uppercut". His unique ability is to wield his Buster Sword to deal double damage in every three slashes, or utilizing his Limit Break such as Braver and his ultimate Limit Break, Omnislash. During charge, he can execute his Limit Break, Meteorain to make extensive damage on his opponent. His win animation is his win animation in Final Fantasy VII but minor changes as he spins his Buster Sword three times instead of seven times. This win animation is later used in both his appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy respectively. In Dissidia Final Fantasy NT he can spin his Fusion Swords twice instead of thrice like in the previous games.


Kingdom Hearts[edit | edit source]

Cloud artwork from Kingdom Hearts.

Cloud appears in the Kingdom Hearts series as a withdrawn and quiet swordsman seeking his arch-rival Sephiroth across several worlds, wishing to end a grudge between them.

In the first game, he makes a deal with Hades that the god will help him find Sephiroth if Cloud kills Hercules. This leads to a battle between Cloud and Sora, whom Hades orders Cloud to kill. Cloud either fails or he beats Sora but refrains from killing him, and Hades is prompted to release Cerberus. After Sora dispatches Cerberus, Cloud departs, but returns after Sora defeats Sephiroth to fight him.

In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, a memory-based version of Cloud fulfills the same role, only seeking his lost memories instead of Sephiroth who does not appear. Similarly, a data-based version of Cloud appears in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, hired by Hades to defeat Hercules within the glitched labyrinthine coliseum. Cloud is defeated by Sora and Hercules, and later briefly joins the party. In the game's final world, a data-based Castle Oblivion, a memory-based version of the data-based Cloud appears.

In Kingdom Hearts II, Cloud returns appearing in Hollow Bastion, wearing his outfit from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Cloud is again seeking Sephiroth, and confronts him after Sephiroth spars with Sora. Cloud helps Leon defend Hollow Bastion and is generally closer to the other Final Fantasy characters than before; including Tifa, the manifestation of his light[1], who is pursuing him as he pursues Sephiroth, the manifestation of his darkness.

In Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, Cloud appears as a boss in various coliseum cups. After the player beats Cloud in the Hercules Cup in the first Kingdom Hearts they receive the Metal Chocobo Keyblade, which is modeled after the Buster Sword. The Metal Chocobo reappears in both Chain of Memories and Re:coded. In Kingdom Hearts II, after Sora watches Cloud and Sephiroth's fight, Tifa gives him the Fenrir Keyblade, modeled after a motorcycle key. In Chain of Memories, Cloud can be obtained as a summon. A special gummi ship blueprint called Fenrir can be obtained. It shows Cloud riding the Fenrir and wielding the Buster Sword. In Kingdom Hearts III Cloud makes a cameo represented as a stone statue in the narration of the Olympus world, with the narrator referencing Hades attempt at using him to advance his plans for conquest.

In the English release, Cloud is voiced by Steve Burton. In the Japanese version, he is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.

Cloud also makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] as one of the obtainable character cards. He appears in the remake, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], on several medals. Players can have their male avatar dress like Cloud in his Kingdom Hearts outfit and Kingdom Hearts II outfit. He also appears as a boss and ally.


Itadaki Street[edit | edit source]

Cloud.

Cloud is a playable character in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special alongside several other Final Fantasy characters.

Cloud is a playable character alongside several other Final Fantasy characters in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable. He is set to appear in Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary.

Cloud is a playable character in Itadaki Street Mobile, alongside several other Final Fantasy characters.


Puzzle & Dragons[edit | edit source]

Cloud and his Buster Sword appeared as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. The collaboration event happened in the North American version from 2 to 15 November, 2015. Cloud is depicted with the Hardy-Daytona and Fenrir in his evolutions.

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Monster Strike[edit | edit source]

Cloud appears as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration.

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Super Smash Bros.[edit | edit source]

See also: Strife Cloud on SmashWiki
Cloud in Super Smash Bros.

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Cloud is a playable DLC character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players can use him to battle other iconic video game characters, such as Mario or Pikachu. He was released along with Midgar as a stage on December 15th, 2015. Players can choose between both his Final Fantasy VII garb, which borrows from its design as seen in Dissidia Final Fantasy, and his Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children outfit, complete with a Fusion Swords-style Buster Sword. His third alternate costume removes the sleeve, as shown near the climax of the movie. Cloud is voiced by his Japanese voice actor in all versions. His victory fanfare is from Final Fantasy VII and replaces the original results screen tune if he wins, a first for the series.

Cloud uses his Buster Sword and physical attacks. He is fast with quick range thanks to his massive sword and decent jumping ability. Cloud can fight decently in the air or on the ground, but most of his attacking power comes from his unique Specials based on his Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII. His standard B is Blade Beam for a ranged attack on the ground or in the air. His Side Special is Cross-Slash, which can hit several times if it connects, but leaves him vulnerable if blocked. His Up Special and recovery move is Climhazzard. Pressing the button again will bring him down for a second hit, though if performed at the wrong time, this can cause Cloud to suicide off the stage by mistake. Cloud's taunts include his victory pose as well as the Magic Materia animation.

Cloud's most unique feature is his Down Special, which is the Limit Charge. This causes a menu box to appear over Cloud's head showing the Limit Charge meter, which builds if Cloud gives or receives damage. Once full, he will be surrounded by a blue aura similar to his appearance in Advent Children when using Limit Breaks. In this state, each of his Specials is enhanced, such as the Blade Beam dealing consecutive hits with the last one launching the opponent. A Limit-Charged Climhazzard has far greater recovery power, and the Down Special is replaced with Finishing Touch, which only inflicts 1% damage but has powerful launching capability.

Cloud's Final Smash is Omnislash, which starts with him flying in a straight line, then pulling off a visually impressive series of attacks in the air before launching the opponent into the distance. If Cloud is not facing a nearby opponent this attack can miss.

His Boxing Ring title is "SOLDIER 1st Class".

When Kirby eats Cloud, he will wear Cloud's haircut as a hat and wield the Buster Sword to perform Cloud's Blade Beam attack; this does not, of course, give Kirby access to Limit Breaks since he can only copy a character's default B button move.

In the Nintendo Direct held on November 12th 2015, a trailer was released announcing Cloud would join Smash Bros. The reveal trailer included several in-jokes to Final Fantasy VII including Cloud carrying Wario from the WarioWare series' motorbike, Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series kneeling before him in a pose similar to Aerith's when she first meets Cloud, and Cloud appearing dazed while on the King of Red Lions from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, referring to Cloud's motion sickness while on the Cargo Ship. At the end of the trailer, where Cloud confronts Ike from the Fire Emblem series, the camera angles flash back and forth between the two before Cloud finishes off Ike with Omnislash, alluding to Cloud's metaphysical duel with Sephiroth at the end of Final Fantasy VII. During his Classic/All-Star clear movie Cloud lies on the floor with Dr. Mario and Jigglypuff (with its nurse costume) beside him, referring to the segment in Final Fantasy VII where Cloud is hospitalized due to Mako poisoning. According to lead developer Masahiro Sakurai, he got many requests to include a Final Fantasy character, with Cloud being the most requested.[2]

Cloud returns in Super Smash Bros Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch, being unlocked as the 55th character through VS matches, or clearing Classic Mode as Samus Aran after unlocking Dark Samus.


Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble[edit | edit source]

Artwork

Cloud has appeared in the Final Fantasy Dissidia Collaboration event as a befriendable Rank S Yo-kai of the Brave Tribe. He has a Rank Z Limit Break form which can be obtained by fusing him with Aerith's Ribbon.

Fanmade media[edit | edit source]

Cloud makes a brief cameo in two strips in the fan-made webcomic 8-Bit Theater as a potential Light Warrior. His attempts to prove his skills to Fighter are to use an overly-long and flashy summon sequence to summon a chocobo, and showing off the Buster Sword, which he is unable to hold due to its weight. Fighter falls asleep during the summon sequence, and rejects him as a Light Warrior when the Buster Sword falls on him.

On YouTube Cloud appears in ScrewAttack's DEATH BATTLE series against Link from the Legend of Zelda series. During the battle, Cloud uses the Firaga and Thundaga Materia, as well as many of his Limit Breaks. Cloud ultimately loses due to Link's focus on adaptability and strategy against Cloud's emphasis on strength and overpowering his enemies. He returns in the spinoff rapid-battle series DBX, where he squares off against Guts from the manga and animé series Berserk. Cloud prevails this time, with the commentators noting that he had the bigger sword.

Cloud makes a guest appearance in Monty Oum's Dead Fantasy series in his Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children attire, wielding the main blade of his Fusion Swords and riding the Fenrir motorcycle. His debut appearance is Dead Fantasy IV and he demonstrates using one of his Limit Break, Blade Beam, to knock most of the Kasumi Alpha clones flying away to save Yuna. As Cloud and Yuna are ready to strike the clones, Kasumi, Yuna's main rival, tells them that she can deal with her antagonist clones and teleports away. Cloud later drives his motorcycle along with Yuna.

In Dead Fantasy V, Cloud is seen in Tifa's flashback after the former was incapacitated by Tenjin Mon Sect ninjas led by Hayate. He stopped Tifa from falling into the cliff, but failed, as a white feather appears to float away which leads him to find Tifa in a luxurious city. Cloud is last seen with Yuna watching the helicopter that Helena and Hitomi ride along with an injured Tifa. In the upcoming Dead Fantasy IX, Cloud's main rival was to be Helena Douglas as he and Yuna would infiltrate DOATEC to save Tifa. Since Monty's death, the series ended up in a permanent hiatus.

Before the release the preview of Dead Fantasy VIII, Cloud was seen talking to Cissnei during Naminé's first introduction clip then both are seen walking away separately until Rikku and one of Hayate's shinobi followed suit. In one of the previews, Cloud was seen talking to Denzel, voiced by his current Japanese voice actor, Takahiro Sakurai.

Allusions[edit | edit source]

Zidane makes a reference to Cloud.

Games[edit | edit source]

Cloud makes many minor cameos, but not guest appearances, in other games in the series:

  • In the instruction manual for Final Fantasy Origins, Cloud is an example name chosen for the Warrior class in Final Fantasy.
  • In Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- there are several posters of Cloud around Edge, showing a silhouette of his original artwork from Final Fantasy VII on a green background.
  • Cloud's name makes a cameo in the Final Fantasy VIII shop in Esthar City with the title "Cloud's Shop".
  • In Final Fantasy IX, Zidane says "no cloud nor squall shall hinder us" during the production of I Want To Be Your Canary, referring to Cloud and Squall Leonhart, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VIII. Zidane later comments "I remember a guy with spiky hair who carried something like this" when he sees a large sword, similar to Cloud's Buster Sword, hanging in a weapon shop.
  • In Final Fantasy Dimensions, when the Mysterious Old Man tries to introduce himself as "Clou-", Alba replies her name might as well be "Aeri-".
  • An NPC in the Miner quests in 1.0 version of Final Fantasy XIV mistakenly called players by the wrong name. He would call a Midlander Hyur "Cloud", and a Miqo'te "Aerith".
    • Cloud Strife is also among the names used in example sentences for the chat log filtering configuration.
  • Users in Square Enix Members Virtual World community can make their character appear as Cloud in his Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children attire. The avatar was released to celebrate the Japanese release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete.

Additionally, Cloud has been referenced in many games outside of Final Fantasy:

  • In Parasite Eve II, there is a laboratory where Aya Brea tries to use a computer infected with a virus called "Fatekeeper". The anti-virus, "Cloud", is found inside the September issue of a magazine called "Aeris".
  • In Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring, Cloud's moveset are a combination of Ehrgeiz characters moves consist of Clair Andrew's Rave Kicks, Prince Doza's Kickboxing Combos, Han Daehan's Heel Smash, Koji Masuda's PK combo and Ken "Godhand" Mishima's Back Punch and his Dragon Uppercut. When wielding the Buster Sword, his charge meter will slowly deplete when it is used; it is also depleted when utilizing his Limit Break while wielding the weapon.
  • Cloud's costume in Gunslinger Stratos 2 was released in November 2014.
  • Cloud's costume appears in Mainichi Issho.
  • Like Sephiroth, Vincent, Aerith, and Tifa's, Cloud's costume is available for LittleBigPlanet 2.
  • The internet MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing features an enemy called the Protagonist, a parody of Cloud, featuring item drops such as the Ridiculously Huge Sword and Super-Spiky Hair Gel.
  • Cloud's Final Fantasy VII outfit and weapon are the inspiration for the Rare Mercenary job in Pop Up Story ~Mahou no Hon to Seijuu no Gakuen~. Girl students vary slightly from boy students by wearing a gray vest and shorts instead of pants.

Television[edit | edit source]

Cloud referenced in Steven Universe.

In the TV show Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island, Fred parodies Cloud in the episode "Sir Nutalot". It is said Fred is taking the role of the hero. A Sephiroth parody also appears in the episode.

In the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken (Season 2, episode "Rodiggiti"), Cloud, Tifa, Yuffie, Barret, Aerith and Sephiroth appear as employees at a burger chain. Cloud Strife is the fry cook, Barret is a burger chef, Aeris is working the register, while Tifa and Yuffie have unclear roles, and Sephiroth is the manager. "One-Winged Angel" plays humorously during Sephiroth's entrance with lyrics consisting only of HAM-BUH-GAH! said over and over.

In the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe (season 1, episode 16 "Steven the Sword Fighter"), the main character, Steven, plays with action figures of video game characters, among them is Hero from episode supervisor Ian Jones-Quartley's childhood webcomic RPG World, a character based on Cloud[note 1]. The character Holo-Pearl impales the Hero's figure in the same manner Sephiroth impaled Cloud during the Nibelheim incident.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kingdom Hearts Character's Reports Vol.2
  2. Cloud Strife To Be Available Later Today For Super Smash Bros. Siliconera


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