A 2D sprite of Cloud occasionally appears in the loading section of the Final Fantasy Anthology port.
Cloud was the sole playable character. The objective is to snowboard down tracks while dodging moogles, doing tricks off ramps, and collecting balloons.
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 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.
Cloud's Advent Children is available as a veteran reward for players who have subscribed for 720 days.
Cloud appears as a legendary (5-stars) card.
|Cloud Strife Card|
|Totaltotal stats of the card||29|
|Obtain||'Buy: Manderville Gold Saucer (1,000,000 MGP)|
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 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.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
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.
Cloud reappears alongside all the other characters from the original, but now he is aligned with 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.
Cloud returns as a playable character.
He is classed as a Heavy-type character, and can now increase the effectiveness and range of his attacks by charging them, further increasing his already high damage output.
Cloud appears as an obtainable character.
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.
Cloud appears as a default playable character.
Cloud's most obvious trait is his high strength, coupled with abilities to assist in defence and agility, makes him a solid starting party member. His main purpose, however, is to tackle the many bosses encountered in Dark Notes, which are mandatory to complete to obtain more playable characters. With his ability to boost his strength, Cloud is almost a no brainer for taking out many enemies in a row. As a downside, he possesses the lowest luck of all party members.
His Limit, Omnislash, deals damage to boss-type enemies in direct proportion to Strength.
Ability Slots: 3 (1 Proactive, 2 Omni)
- iOS stats
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Initial|
|Focus (Lv1)||4||Level 5|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||6||Level 20|
|Focus (Lv2)||9||Level 45|
|Weapon Break (Lv3)||10||Level 65|
|Focus (Lv3)||13||Level 75|
|Strength Up (Lv1)||5||Initial|
|Wind Rhapsody (Lv1)||5||Level 10|
|HP Up (Lv1)||4||Level 15|
|Lance (Lv1)||8||Level 25|
|Strength Up (Lv2)||10||Level 30|
|HP Up (Lv2)||8||Level 35|
|Wind Rhapsody (Lv2)||10||Level 50|
|HP Up (Lv3)||14||Level 60|
|Strength Up (Lv3)||16||Level 65|
|Lance (Lv2)||14||Level 70|
|Wind Rhapsody (Lv3)||15||Level 80|
|Lance (Lv3)||20||Level 85|
It all started with the Nibelheim Incident. For Cloud, confronting his own past will embroil him in merciless conflict. Finding out who he is, seeing reality from illusion... In the end, it will all be to save the Planet.
Cloud returns as 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 is a great beginner's choice for new players, as his Strength is his most notable trait along with his balanced selection of abilities to both further damage enemies while also boosting the parties defences. He's also one of the few characters that can innately summon the Knights of the Round, further cementing him as a solid hero for Quest Medleys. As before, a minor downside is his low Luck, which can result in him being unable to avoid damage in music stages.
His Limit, Omnislash, functions the same as before, dealing damage to boss-type enemies in direct proportion to Strength.
Summon: Knights of the Round
|Armor Break (Lv1)||2||Level 5|
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Level 15|
|Chi Blast (Lv1)||5||Level 20|
|Focus (Lv2)||9||Level 35|
|Chi Blast (Lv2)||10||Level 55|
|Focus (Lv3)||15||Level 70|
|Chi Blast (Lv3)||15||Level 80|
|Added Cut||15||Level 90|
|Mighty March (Lv1)||7||Level 10|
|Lance (Lv1)||8||Level 25|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv1)||7||Level 30|
|Sacrifice (Lv2)||10||Level 45|
|Mighty March (Lv2)||10||Level 50|
|Lance (Lv2)||10||Level 60|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv2)||10||Level 65|
|Sacrifice (Lv3)||16||Level 75|
|Mighty March (Lv3)||15||Level 85|
|Lance (Lv3)||20||Level 95|
Cloud returns as one of 28 default playable characters.
His Limit, Omnislash, functions the same as before once more, dealing damage to boss-type enemies in direct proportion to Strength.
Summon: Knights of the Round
|Lv||Ability 1||Ability 2||Support|
|1||Weapon Break I||Counter I||Sinewy Etude I|
|5||Weapon Break I||Counter I||Sinewy Etude I|
|10||Weapon Break I||Counter I||Sinewy Etude II|
|15||Weapon Break I||Counter II||Sinewy Etude II|
|20||Weapon Break II||Counter II||Sinewy Etude II|
|25||Weapon Break II||Counter II||Cheer II|
|30||Weapon Break II||Chi Blast II||Cheer II|
|35||Weapon Break II||Chi Blast II||Cheer II|
|40||Barrage II||Chi Blast II||Cheer II|
|45||Barrage II||Chi Blast II||Cheer III|
|50||Barrage II||Chi Blast II||Cheer III|
|55||Barrage II||Chi Blast II||Sinewy Etude III|
|60||Barrage II||Chi Blast II||Sinewy Etude III|
|65||Weapon Break III||Chi Blast II||Sinewy Etude III|
|70||Weapon Break III||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
|75||Weapon Break III||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
|80||Weapon Break III||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
|85||Weapon Break III||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
|90||Omnislash||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
|95||Omnislash||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
|99||Omnislash||Counter III||Sinewy Etude III|
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.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
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.
This self-styled SOLDIER member packs a huge sword and sports a chocobo hairdo.
Cloud is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. He uses Meteorain during battle.
An ex-SOLDIER whose true memories have been lost, Cloud joins the rebel group AVALANCHE's fight against the Shinra Company in an attempt to save the planet, and discover more about his own identity.
Cloud appears as a recruitable character. He joins the party after clearing Mako Reactor No. 5 for the first time.
Cloud is a SOLDIER, whose combat role is Physical Attack.
Cloud possesses high HP and Attack growth, and fair Defense and Speed. His Resistance score is also slightly above average for a physical fighter. He could be considered a "star player", as he is frequently the first to receive the game's newest features as they are introduced, however, due to power creep, his soul breaks usually fall behind quickly after while other characters' soul breaks sometimes stay relevant. Cloud has the potential to wield some of the most powerful attacks, whether single-target or multi-target. Cloud can unlock access to basic Knight abilities and most Spellblade abilities through the use of Record Spheres, and when combined with his native Rank 5 Combat and Samurai access makes him a decently flexible unit. Only the Keeper could easily surpass Cloud in flexibility, though the former's stats are far weaker overall and effectively give the latter a decisive advantage.
- Record Spheres
|Job||S.Lv 1||S.Lv 2||S.Lv 3||S.Lv 4||S.Lv 5|
|Red Mage||+1 ATK||+1 DEF||+1 RES||+60 HP||+2 ATK|
|Warrior||+1 ATK||+70 HP||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+2 ATK|
|Knight||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+100 HP||+1 DEF||+2 DEF|
|Spellblade*Requires mastery of Red Mage and Warrior's Record Spheres.||+3 ATK||+170 HP||+5 ATK||+6% Spellblade Ability Damage||Use 5★ Spellblade Abilities|
|Samurai*Requires mastery of Warrior's Record Sphere.||+3 ATK||+4 ATK||+170 HP||+6 ATK||Minor Paralyze Resistance|
|Paladin*Requires mastery of Knight's Record Sphere.||+3 DEF||+3 ATK||+5 ATK||+250 HP||Use 3★ Knight Abilities|
Cloud can use Celerity abilities up to rarity rank 3, Samurai abilities up to rarity rank 5, the Spellblade abilities up to rarity rank 4, and Combat abilities up to rarity rank 5. Via Record Spheres, he gains access to Knight abilities up to rarity rank 3 and his available Spellblade abilities increases to rarity rank 5.
His initial Soul Break is Sonic Break, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment unleashes three rapid sword slashes with a multiplier of 0.5x that of a conventional attack.
The sword Buster Sword (VII) can grant Cloud access to Braver which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment unleashes a powerful attack on one target with a multiplier of 4.8x.
The sword Hardedge (VII) grants him access to Cross Slash which at the at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment damages and Paralyzes a single target with a multiplier of 5x.
The light armor Cloud's Guise (VII) grants him access to Climhazzard which at the at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment assaults a single target with 7 wind attacks and endows the user with the power of wind. Each hit has a multiplier of 0.73x.
The sword Organics (VII) grants him access to the Super Soul Break Blade Beam which and at the at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment attacks all enemies three times at a distance for a multiplier of 2.05x per hit. It also gives a bonus of 10 Attack when mastered.
The sword 1st Fusion Sword (VII) grants him access to the Burst Soul Break Fenrir Overdrive which at the at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals 8 physical attacks to random targets with a multiplier of 1x. Furthermore, it grants Haste and Burst Mode to the user. The burst commands he gets access to are Whirl Slash, 2 attacks to all targets with a multiplier of 0.7x per hit and a 80% chance for critical damage, and Quad Cut, 4 attacks to one target with a multiplier of 0.5x per hit and a 80% chance for critical damage. It also gives a bonus of 10 Attack when mastered.
The sword Ultima Blade (VII) grants him access to the Burst Soul Break Cloud Cycle which at the at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals 8 wind and non-elemental physical attacks to random targets with a multiplier of 0.83x per hit, and endows the user with the power of wind. Furthermore, it grants Haste and Burst Mode to the user. The burst commands he gets access to are Sonic Rush, 4 wind and non-elemental attacks to one target with a multiplier of at least 0.14x per hit, multiplier increasing corresponding to the user's Attack, and Slashing Blow, 2 wind and non-elemental attacks to all targets with a multiplier of 0.65x per hit and increases the user's Attack by 30% at the cost of 30% Defense for 20 seconds. It also gives a bonus of 10 Attack when mastered.
The sword Ragnarok (VII) grants the Overstrike Soul Break Finishing Touch, which for one Soul Gauge segment wraps a single foe in a massive cyclone, then drops it onto the battlefield with tremendous force, the impact causing significant wind and non-elemental damage with a multiplier of 12x that can break the damage cap. It also gives a bonus of 10 Attack when mastered.
After breaking Cloud's first Memory Crystal he automatically gains the Record Materia, SOLDIER Strike, increasing damage dealt by 10% when a sword is equipped. His second Record Materia, SOLDIER Counter, allows the user a 15% chance to counterattack with a conventional attack when physically attacked, and is obtained by completing the objective: Win the Jenova BIRTH battle in the Cargo Ship Elite dungeon without Cloud being KO'd. Breaking his second level cap offers a chance to obtain Mako Might, which lets the user start the dungeon with 1 soul break bar filled. Breaking his third level cap and raising him to Level 99 is rewarded with his fourth Record Materia, Truthseeker, increasing damage dealt by 30% when a sword is equipped.
Cloud can equip the following weapon types: daggers, swords. and katanas. The swords Buster Sword (VII), Hardedge (VII), Organics (VII), 1st Fusion Sword (VII), Ultima Blade (VII) and Ragnarok (VII) allow Cloud access to Braver, Cross Slash, Blade Beam, Fenrir Overdrive, Cloud Cycle and Finishing Touch respectively.
He can equip accessories.
Cloud appears as a character and summonable vision. His job is listed as SOLDIER.
Cloud's Trust Master reward is the Buster Style special ability.
- 5★ - No. 0681: "A young man at the center of a struggle to save his planet on a distant world. Cloud is a former Shinra SOLDIER, an elite group within Shinra's private army. After a request from his childhood friend Tifa, he joins the terrorist group AVALANCHE in their mission to destroy one of Shinra's mako reactors. Amidst the fighting he meets a flower girl by the name of Aerith, whom he attempts to save after she is captured by Shinra and taken to their headquarters. This is where Cloud learns that the legendary SOLDIER Sephiroth has somehow come back to life."
- 6★ - No. 0682: "A young man at the center of a struggle to save his planet on a distant world. A former Shinra SOLDIER, Cloud joins the terrorist group AVALANCHE in their fight against Shinra, and eventually learns that Sephiroth, his nemesis, is still alive. He then decides to leave Midgar in order to pursue him and stop his plans. However, the more he chases after him, the more he realizes that he is not acting of his own volition, and gradually comes to fear his own self."
- —Entries for different versions of Cloud.
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.
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.
Cloud appears as a summonable Champion.
- 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.
- 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
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.
Cloud is a secret character riding the Hardy-Daytona.
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.
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.
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.
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 in the game. 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, 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 the Japanese version, Cloud is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai, while in the English release, he is voiced by Steve Burton.
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 and his Kingdom Hearts outfit was available from July 1, 2016 to July 11, 2016 for players to dress their avatar (male only). He also appears as a boss and ally.
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 and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary.
Cloud is a playable character in Itadaki Street Mobile, alongside several other Final Fantasy characters.
Puzzle & DragonsEdit
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.
Cloud appears as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration.
- See also: Cloud on SmashWiki
Cloud is a playable DLC character in the Nintendo-themed fighting game where 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.
- ↑ Kingdom Hearts Character's Reports Vol.2
- ↑ Cloud Strife To Be Available Later Today For Super Smash Bros. Siliconera