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Series appearances Edit

Final Fantasy V Edit

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Cloud-FF5

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

Final Fantasy VII: Snowboarding Edit

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Cloud snowboarding.

Cloud is the playable character, a mobile remake of the Final Fantasy VII snowboarding minigame. The objective is to snowboard down tracks while dodging moogles, doing tricks off ramps, and collecting balloons.

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Edit

FFVIIGB Cloud was the playable character in the game for Android and iOS based on the G-Bike minigame in Final Fantasy VII where Cloud rides motorcycles through highways battling monsters. 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

LR

LRFFXIII SOLDIER 1st Class

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

XIV

AdventAttireFFXIV

Cloud's Advent Children outfit will be available as a new veteran reward for players who have subscribed for a total amount of 720 days.

Triple Triad Edit

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

Cloud Strife Card
FFXIV TT Cloud Strife
Card No. 74
Totaltotal stats of the card 29
Type None
Description
Obtain Purchase in Manderville Gold Saucer for 1,000,000 MGP.


Final Fantasy Tactics Edit

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FFT Cloud Strife 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.

FFT Cloud 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 in Final Fantasy Tactics 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

BDPB 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

Dissidia

Cloud Dissidia Artwork

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

Dissidia012 Cloud reappears in the prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy 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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia

DFF2015 Original SOLDIER 1st A

Cloud returns in the arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy.

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.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Edit

DFFOO Cloud Strife

Cloud is set to appear as an obtainable character.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

TFF

Theatrhythm cloud
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 is a default playable character.

He is an Offense and Defense oriented character. His Limit Break, Omnislash, deals damage in direct proportion to his Strength.

Stats
Level HP CP Strength Magic Agility Luck
1 325 5 20 15 15 9
10 1,297 10 46 33 35 21
20 2,376 16 74 55 56 34
30 3,456 22 102 76 78 48
40 4,535 28 131 97 99 61
50 5,615 33 159 118 121 74
60 6,694 39 188 139 142 87
70 7,774 45 216 160 164 100
80 8,072 50 224 166 170 104
90 8,370 50 233 172 176 108
99 8,638 50 240 177 182 111
iOS stats
Level HP Strength Magic Agility Luck
1 325 SS C C D
99 8638 SS C C D
Abilities
Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Weapon Break (Lv1) 3 Initial
Focus (Lv1) 4 Level 5
Weapon Break (Lv2) 6 Level 20
Omnislash 18 Level 40
Focus (Lv2) 9 Level 45
Weapon Break (Lv3) 10 Level 65
Focus (Lv3) 13 Level 75
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
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

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Edit

TFFCC

Theatrhythm CC Cloud

Cloud returns as a playable character, and is one of the few characters to have a 2nd variation. His first variation is of his SOLDIER attire in Final Fantasy VII, and is available from the start. However, if the player did not select him among their party of four, he can later be unlocked by collecting Yellow Crystal Shards. His second variation is his attire from Advent Children, and is purchasable through DLC.

His first variation is Offense oriented, while his 2nd version is more Defense oriented. Both versions have Limit Breaks. Omnislash for the 1st variation, functioning the same as before, deals damage in proportion to his Strength, and Omnislash ver. 5 for the 2nd variation, dealing damage in proportion to his Strength and Agility.

Cloud Edit
Stats
Level CP HP Strength Magic Agility Luck Stamina Spirit
1 5 323 20 10 10 8 17 10
50 33 5576 155 80 79 63 137 79
99 50 8578 234 121 118 95 206 118
Abilities
Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Focus (Lv1) 4 Initial
Armor Break (Lv1) 2 Level 5
Weapon Break (Lv1) 3 Level 15
Chi Blast (Lv1) 5 Level 20
Focus (Lv2) 9 Level 35
Omnislash 18 Level 40
Chi Blast (Lv2) 10 Level 55
Focus (Lv3) 15 Level 70
Chi Blast (Lv3) 15 Level 80
Added Cut 15 Level 90
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Sacrifice (Lv1) 5 Initial
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 #2 Edit
Stats
Level CP HP Strength Magic Agility Luck Stamina Spirit
1 8 325 20 10 11 10 17 10
50 37 5612 157 80 89 79 137 80
99 50 8633 237 120 134 119 207 121
Abilities
Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Counter (Lv1) 5 Initial
Weapon Break (Lv1) 3 Initial
Sic (Lv1) 10 Level 10
Brace (Lv1) 3 Level 15
Berserk (Lv1) 5 Level 25
Counter (Lv2) 10 Level 35
Omnislash ver. 5 18 Level 40
Weapon Break (Lv2) 6 Level 45
Brace (Lv2) 5 Level 50
Berserk (Lv2) 10 Level 60
Counter (Lv3) 16 Level 70
Thoroughbred 10 Level 75
Weapon Break (Lv3) 10 Level 80
Brace (Lv3) 7 Level 85
Berserk (Lv3) 15 Level 95
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
HP Up (Lv1) 4 Level 5
Forest Nocturne (Lv1) 5 Level 20
HP Up (Lv2) 8 Level 30
Forest Nocturne (Lv2) 10 Level 55
HP Up (Lv3) 14 Level 65
Forest Nocturne (Lv3) 16 Level 90

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

TFFASC

TFFASC Cloud Portrait
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Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB 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

Artniks 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

ATB

Cloud ATB
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

FFRK

FFRK Cloud FFVII Sprite
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.
—Description

Cloud appears as a recruitable character. He joins the party after clearing Mako Reactor No. 5 for the first time. Cloud's designated role is SOLDIER.

Assessment

As the player's first dedicated warrior, Cloud possesses high HP, Attack, Defense, and Speed growth. His Mind and Resistance scores are also above average for a fighter.

Stats
Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 200 12 8 7 8 8 20 20 92
10 1,008 30 26 15 20 18 20 20 99
20 1,740 50 42 24 35 30 20 20 105
30 2,417 70 57 35 49 43 21 21 112
40 3,060 90 72 46 64 57 21 21 117
50 3,679 110 85 58 78 72 22 22 123
60 4,279 130 99 70 92 87 22 23 128
65 4,574 140 105 76 100 95 23 23 131
70 4,865 150 112 82 107 102 23 23 134
80 5,438 170 125 95 121 118 23 24 139
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
Abilities

Cloud can use Celerity abilities up to rarity rank 3, Samurai abilities up to rarity rank 3, 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. 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. The sword Hardedge (VII) grant him access to Cross Slash which at the at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment damages and Paralyzes a single target. Blade Beam is Cloud's third Soul Break when equipped with the Organics (VII) and attacks all enemies three times.

After Cloud's level cap is increased he automatically gains the Record Materia, SOLDIER Strike, which when equipped allows the user to deal more damage when equipping swords. His second Record Materia, SOLDIER Counter, which when equipped allows the user a chance to counterattack when directly attacked. His third Record Materia, Mako Might, which when equipped increases the Soul Break gauge by 1 at the beginning of the battle.

Equipment

Cloud can equip the following weapon types: daggers, swords. and katanas. The swords Buster Sword (VII) and Hardedge (VII) allow Cloud access to Braver and Cross Slash, respectively.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, helms, light armor, and bracers.

He can equip accessories.

Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

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Final Fantasy World Wide Words Edit

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FFWWW Cloud
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Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius 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

World

WoFF Cloud Strife
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 WhoEdit

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 Condition
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
First World of Origin
FINAL FANTASY VII
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Final Fantasy VII technical demo Edit

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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

ChocoRacing

Chocobo Cloud

Cloud is a secret character riding the Hardy-Daytona.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

TCG 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

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

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

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.

Kingdom Hearts Edit

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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[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 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.

Itadaki Street Edit

Itadaki-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.

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

Puzzle & Dragons Edit

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Promotional artwork.

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

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Edit

See also: Cloud on SmashWiki
SSB4 - Cloud Strife

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.[2]

References Edit

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