|Full Name||Cloud Strife|
|Current Age|| 21 (FF7),|
|Date of Birth||August 11 / August 19, 1986|
|Species||Human (infused with Jenova cells)|
|Main Weapon(s)||Broadswords (primarily the Buster Sword)|
|First Appearance||Final Fantasy VII (1997)|
|Family and Relations|
| Unnamed father (deceased),|
| Steve Burton (English),|
Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese),
Cloud Strife is the main protagonist of the game Final Fantasy VII and one of the most prominent Final Fantasy characters. Cloud is an arrogant mercenary who believes himself to be a member of a warrior unit named SOLDIER. With the help of his friends, he soon learns that there is more to being a swordsman than just physical strength, and that his memories of being a member of SOLDIER were fabricated.
Cloud Strife was replaced by Mario as the main character in Mushroom Kingdom's Final Fantasy, but he still appears in the game. He can be fought as an optional boss alone as Mario once you have access to the World Map. Heading straight up from Midgar, you can enter a small cave where he is standing. He challenges Mario to a duel, and his two current partners come as well. Cloud stops them, and says he wants to fight Mario alone. After the fight, he faints and falls to the ground. Suddenly, in a flash of light, he transforms into a Summon Materia, which allows you to summon him in a battle.
|“I'm searching, too.”|
“For your light? (gives something to Sora/Link) Don't lose sight of it.”
|—Sora/Link and Cloud|
Cloud also appears in KH: A New Beginning as a competitor in the Sea of Clouds Tournament. He was hired by the Eggplant Wizard to kill Pit and/or Sora and Link for his freedom. He wields his Buster Sword in battle. After Sora and Link defeat Medusa, they meet up with Cloud Strife. He rewards you with the Sonic Blade ability.