Cloud Strife

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Cloud Strife is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Square's (now Square Enix's) 1997 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII and several of its sequels and spin-offs.wikipedia
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Final Fantasy VII

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Cloud Strife is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Square's (now Square Enix's) 1997 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII and several of its sequels and spin-offs.
The game's story follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins an eco-terrorist organization to stop a world-controlling megacorporation from using the planet's life essence as an energy source.

Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)

Fighting against Shinra in the resistance group AVALANCHE, and driven by a feud with the primary antagonist, Sephiroth, Cloud learns to accept his troubled past and adapts to his role as a leader.
Character designer Tetsuya Nomura conceived and designed Sephiroth as an antagonist to - and direct physical opposite of - the game's main character, Cloud Strife.

Compilation of Final Fantasy VII

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Cloud Strife is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Square's (now Square Enix's) 1997 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII and several of its sequels and spin-offs.
Advent Children and the mobile title Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII are a sequel and prequel to VII, respectively focusing on Cloud Strife, the original game's main protagonist, and covert operatives known as the Turks.

Takahiro Sakurai

Teruaki Sugawara, the game's voice director, recommended Takahiro Sakurai, Cloud's Japanese voice actor, to Nomura for the role.
However, he has also voiced reluctant heroes (such as Mega Man X) as well as the occasional villain (Maximilien Robespierre in Le Chevalier D'Eon, Hiltz in Zoids: Guardian Force and Sasori in Naruto Shippūden). Sometimes, he is also typecast to play angsty and arrogant young men (such as his famous rendition of Cloud Strife in Compilation of Final Fantasy VII). He starred in the gag anime Osomatsu-san as the titular character of Osomatsu.

Yoshinori Kitase

Yoshinori Kitase, director of VII, and Kazushige Nojima, one of the game's event planners, developed the story and wanted to create a mysterious character who acted atypically for a hero.
Kitase referred to Final Fantasy VII and its protagonist Cloud Strife as his favorite game and character, respectively.

Lightning (Final Fantasy)

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His characterization and design have also served as trope for other characters, most notably Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.
Lightning has received mixed commentary from critics—much of it relating to her cold personality, which was compared to that of Final Fantasy VII's protagonist Cloud Strife.

Zack Fair

His sword previously belonged to his friend, Zack Fair.
During the game, Zack is revealed to have been Aerith Gainsborough's first boyfriend, as well as a friend of Cloud Strife, the game's protagonist.

Motomu Toriyama

The idea for Cloud's false persona arose after Nojima saw event planner Motomu Toriyama's standing animation depicting "Cloud showing off", which impressed him and inspired the basis for the scenario.
Toriyama also wrote and directed many of the scenes revolving around the romance between Aerith Gainsborough and Cloud Strife.

Steve Burton (actor)

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In English adaptations, Cloud is voiced by Steve Burton.
He also voiced the character Cloud Strife in a wide range of Square Enix products, including Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the Kingdom Hearts series.

Tetsuya Nomura

Cloud was designed by Tetsuya Nomura, a character artist for the Final Fantasy series, whose role expanded during the title's development to include supervision over Cloud's personality.
Nomura joined the film's crew after producer Yoshinori Kitase called him and eventually became the director because of his attachment to the character of Cloud Strife.

Super Smash Bros.

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Additionally, he has been featured in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series, and the Kingdom Hearts series by Square Enix.
The downloadable fighters are Mewtwo from Pokémon, Lucas from Mother 3, Roy from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, Ryu from Street Fighter, Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates and Bayonetta.

Tifa Lockhart

When approached by his childhood friend and AVALANCHE member, Tifa Lockhart, Cloud agrees to continue helping AVALANCHE.
A member of the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE and owner of the 7th Heaven bar in the slums of Midgar, Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy XIII

His characterization and design have also served as trope for other characters, most notably Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.
His guideline to Nomura was to make her "strong and beautiful", and she was intended to be reminiscent of Final Fantasy VIIs Cloud Strife.

Vincent Valentine

Stating that Cloud's left arm was inspired by Vincent Valentine, Nomura explained that he wanted to give the character a more demon-like appearance due to his ties to the dark side in the game.
If the player unlocks Vincent, he will join Cloud Strife's group to stop Sephiroth, as well as to seek revenge on Hojo.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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Cloud reappears as the protagonist in the 2005 computer-animated sequel film, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, in which he fights a new threat to the world while dealing with a sickness that infected his body.
Former Final Fantasy VII hero Cloud Strife, suffering from the same disease, goes to rescue the children.

Barret Wallace

Beginning the game with the placeholder name "Ex-SOLDIER", Cloud assists AVALANCHE's leader, Barret Wallace, in bombing a Mako reactor, power plants which drain the planet's "Lifestream".
Initially, the game was to have only three playable characters, with Barret one of those three, along with the protagonist Cloud Strife and the heroine Aerith Gainsborough.

Aerith Gainsborough

Cloud encounters Aerith Gainsborough, a resident of Midgar's slums.
Aerith Gainsborough is first introduced as a flower seller, when she briefly converses with Cloud Strife, a mercenary working for the anti-government group AVALANCHE, who are fleeing from the bombing of a Mako reactor.

Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII

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Cloud appears in a minor role in the cellphone game Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, a prequel set six years before Final Fantasy VII.
Multiple characters from VII make appearances either as cameos or supporting characters, such as protagonists Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Aerith Gainsborough, and Zack Fair; and originals antagonists Rufus Shinra, son of the company president; and Sephiroth, a SOLDIER who would go rogue.

Last Order: Final Fantasy VII

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The OVA Last Order: Final Fantasy VII serves as an alternate retelling of Nibelheim's destruction and Zack and Cloud's escape from Shinra imprisonment.
One storyline revolves around the Nibelheim scenario that focuses on Zack Fair, Cloud Strife, Sephiroth and Tifa Lockhart.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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He returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and is now playable in the initial release.
Other tweaks include new icons and gauges for character-specific abilities, such as Cloud's Limit gauge.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

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In the PlayStation game Final Fantasy Tactics and its PlayStation Portable update, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Cloud is accidentally pulled into the world of Ivalice by an ancient machine called "the Celestial Globe", which was activated by Ramza Beoulve.
War of the Lions also includes new playable characters from other Final Fantasy titles, such as Balthier from Final Fantasy XII and Luso Clemens from Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, as well as returning favorite Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII, who was playable in the original release of the game.

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Hired by Hades to kill Hercules, Cloud must fight Sora as a prerequisite.
Hades wanted to dispose of Hercules and tricked Cloud Strife into challenging Hercules in the Preliminaries at the Olympus Colliseum.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

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In the PlayStation Portable game Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Cloud is presented as a young Shinra infantryman who befriends Zack.
He also befriends Cloud, a Shinra infantryman.

Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII

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Cloud acts in a supporting role in the PlayStation 2 game Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.
The Tsviets were designed with the idea of creating a sense of balance for the warriors with which players would already be familiar; primarily Vincent, Cloud Strife and Sephiroth.

Kingdom Hearts (video game)

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In Kingdom Hearts, Cloud appears in the Olympus Coliseum world.
Cloud and Sephiroth, both from Final Fantasy VII, make appearances in Olympus Coliseum, where the player can fight them in tournaments.