The Cloud of Darkness is a playable character and boss in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia who can be recruited during Act 2, Chapter 9 of the main storyline.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Cloud of Darkness's appearance is based on artwork by Yoshitaka Amano, depicting them with pale skin and a red and black cloak attached to gloved wrists. The main body appears female, with wild silver hair, red eyes, and a heart-shaped mark in the center of her forehead. They wear a two-piece bikini in shades of black, red and yellow, with various black and red markings throughout the torso and hips. There are two red bands around the left leg, and their toenails are polished red. Two mouthed tentacles extend forward from the back; depending on the weapon equipped, they may resemble carnivorous roses, demon heads, or the Ahriman seen throughout the series.

Personality[edit | edit source]

As in their original role as well as their Dissidia universe appearance, the Cloud of Darkness is nihilistic and will employ any means necessary to achieve their end, including manipulating others in order to push the world to the brink of disaster so that they may gain strength to bring about the Void. They possess no allegiance to either of the gods and seek only to destroy. The Onion Knight is seemingly the only warrior aware of their true nature.

As three beings of one consciousness, the Cloud of Darkness always speaks of themselves in the second-person plural.

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Story[edit | edit source]

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The Cloud of Darkness first appears in Imber Manor alongside Kefka.

They are neither seen nor mentioned until much later in the game. In Act 2 Chapter 9, they give Ace the brilliance of his dark manikin, reminding him of his tragic fate back in his world. They go as far as mentioning his Mother, Dr. Arecia, to manipulate him so he could cause a flood of darkness to return the world back to nothingness.

Under their guidance, Ace recreates a replica of the war-ravaged Orience to put himself at ease, using the dark manikins of his fellow cadets as pawns in a greater scheme. All the while, his mind is slowly poisoned by the Cloud of Darkness's machinations, turning him against his Light World allies so that a battle with him would allow the Cloud of Darkness to manifest and carry out their malicious agenda. Ace is defeated and returns to sense, leaving the entity themselves to engage the party. After their defeat in a brutal battle, they leave their dimensional coordinates behind. The Onion Knight objects vehemently to taking them, but Mog accepts them.

Spoilers end here.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons
Image Name Grade CP Effect
DFFOO Destructive Tentacles (III)+.png Destructive Tentacles (III)+
妖目の魔手【III】+
7★ (EX+) 100
Absolute Nothingness Extension:
  • Improves EX Ability [Anti-air] Particle Beam.
DFFOO Destructive Tentacles (III).png Destructive Tentacles (III)
妖目の魔手【III】
5★ (EX) 70
Absolute Nothingness:
  • Grants access to EX Ability [Anti-air] Particle Beam.
Based on the weapon of the same name from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
DFFOO Grim Tentacles (III).png Grim Tentacles (III)
幽鬼の魔手【III】
5★ 35
Wave Bringing Nil:
  • Raises BRV damage dealt with Wide Angle Particle Beam, Zero-Form Particle Beam
  • When using Wide Angle Particle Beam:
    • Moderately raises BRV damage dealt to a single target
Based on the weapon of the same name from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
DFFOO Voracious Tentacles (III).png Voracious Tentacles (III)
魂喰の魔手【III】
5★ 15
Tentacles in the Dark:
  • When using Insulating Appendages:
    • Raises BRV potency
    • Annulling Power boost
  • Raises BRV damage dealt with Toying Appendages, Uncanny Beam
  • When using Uncanny Beam:
    • Deals 20% HP damage to non-targets
Based on the weapon of the same name from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
Armor
Image Name Grade CP Effect
DFFOO Cloud of Darkness's Cape (III)+.png Cloud of Darkness's Cape (III)+
暗闇の雲のマント【III】+
7★ 130 Fortitude:
  • Raises HP by 680
  • Raises ATK by 72
DFFOO Cloud of Darkness's Cape (III).png Cloud of Darkness's Cape (III)
暗闇の雲のマント【III】
5★ 90 Guardian:
  • Raises INT BRV by 110
  • Raises DEF by 84
Based on the Cloud of Darkness's cape in its official appearance.
DFFOO Cloud of Darkness's Armguard (III).png Cloud of Darkness's Armguard (III)
暗闇の雲のアームガード【III】
5★ 35 Destruction:
  • Raises MAX BRV by 220
  • Raises ATK by 72
Based on the Cloud of Darkness's armguards in its official appearance.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Command abilities
Move Type Attributes Obtained Image
BRV Attack
ブレイブ攻撃
BRV Magic Default 150px
Steals enemy's BRV.
HP Attack
HP攻撃
HP Magic Default 150px
Expends BRV to deal HP damage.
Insulating Appendages
HP Magic Default DFFOO Insulating Appendages.jpg
2-hit group magic BRV attack + single-target HP attack
Self: 4 turns Annulling Power (Raises MAX BRV, ATK)
Increases special effect Darkness by 1 (limit 5)
Further increases special effect Darkness by 1 (limit 5) when inflicting Break
Amount stolen BRV may exceed MAX BRV increases with special effect Darkness level
BRV Attack becomes Toying Appendages, HP Attack becomes Uncanny Beam while Annulling Power active
Triggers Counter (2-hit magic BRV attack; increases special effect Darkness by 1 [limit 5]) when taking HP attack
Wide-Angle Particle Beam
HP Magic Crystal STR 20 DFFOO Wide-Angle Particle Beam.jpg

DFFOO Zero-Form Particle Beam.jpg
4-hit group magic BRV attack + group HP attack
Deals total HP damage to each target
Consumes all special effect Darkness
Becomes Zero-Form Particle Beam while special effect Darkness 5
Break Reset Burst
BRV Magic, Cancel Break Crystal STR 65 DFFOO Cloud of Darkness Break Reset Burst.jpg
2-hit magic BRV attack
Cancels target's Break
Anti-air Particle Beam
高射式 波動砲
HP Magic EX Ability DFFOO Anti-Air Particle Beam.jpg
6-hit magic BRV attack + HP attack
Stolen BRV may exceed MAX BRV up to 150%
Increases special effect Darkness by 1 (limit 5)
Further increases special effect Darkness by 1 (limit 5) when inflicting Break
Amount stolen BRV may exceed MAX BRV increases with special effect Darkness level
Passive abilities

Unlockables[edit | edit source]

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Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • Members of Class Zero play with the entity's gender nonconformity, referring to them as female. Neither the Onion Knight nor the Cloud of Darkness themselves will refer to them as such.
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