- Cloud Strife -

"There's not a thing I don't cherish!"


Occupation:
- Shinra Trooper
- Mercenary
- Delivery boy
Weapon:
- Buster Sword
- Fusion Swords
Height: 5'7"/173cm
Birthdate: August 11, 1986
Hometown:
- Nibelheim
- Midgar
- Edge
Blood Type: AB


Relatives:
- Mother (died during the Nibelheim Incident)
- Father (died when Cloud was very young)
Official appearances:
- Crisis Core
- Before Crisis (Chapter 5, 12-13, 19, 21 (mentioned))
- Last Order
- Final Fantasy VII
- The Maiden who Travels the Planet
- Final Fantasy Tactics
- Chocobo Racing
- Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring
- Final Fantasy V (Final Fantasy Anthology version)
- Itadaki Street Special
- Itadaki Street Portable
- Itadaki Street Mobile
- LittleBigPlanet (costume)
- Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
- Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
- Kingdom Hearts Trading Card Game
- Kingdom Hearts Mobile
- Kingdom Hearts coded
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
- Dissidia [duodecim] prologus 012 Final Fantasy
- Dissidia [duodecim] 012 Final Fantasy
- Dissidia Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy Brigade (summon)
- On the Way to a Smile
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Advent Children
- Advent Children Complete
- Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII
- FINAL FANTASY VII Lateral Biography TURKS -The Kids Are Alright-
- Dirge of Cerberus
- Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII Compilation

Original descriptions:

    - CC -
    A young man from Nibelheim who dreams of joining the
    elite ranks of SOLDIER. He befriends Zack while on
    assignment together. Though Cloud is but an infantryman
    at this point, a great destiny that he could not
    have imagined awaits him.


    - FFVII -
    The main character of Final Fantasy VII.
    Originally a member of SOLDIER, he is
    now a mercenary who will take any job.
    After being hired by AVALANCHE, he
    gradually gets caught up in a massive
    struggle for the life of the planet. His
                        enormous sword can cut almost anything
                        in two.


    - FFVII PSN -
    The main character in FINAL FANTASY VII.
    Originally a member of SOLDIER, he is now
    a mercenary who will take any job. After
    being hired by AVALANCHE, he gradually
    gets caught up in a massive struggle for
    the life of the planet. His enormous sword
                        can cut almost anything in two.


    - Ehrgeiz -
    An ex-SOLDIER of the Shinra Company who now works freelance.
    The large sword he carries has the destructive power to
    split anything in two.





    - Dissidia 012 -
    Destiny's burden weighs heavily on his giant sword
    A reserved young man who brandishes a large sword with ease. He leads
    his companions with his sound judgment, but secretly suffers from low
    self-confidence.

    Battle Concept: Buster Basher
                        Cloud uses his large sword to deal powerful attacks that send his foes
                        flying. His attacks send foes smashing into walls, making it easy to deal
                        extra damage to them.


    - Dissidia -
    An acerbic young swordsman with glowing eyes. Wielding a blade as large as
    he is, he deals terribly powerful attacks that send foes flying.
    In the original game, Cloud joined the anti-Shinra group AVALANCHE to
    fight for the future of the planet. Along the way, he and his companions
    pursued the legendary SOLDIER member, Sephiroth, who razed Cloud's
    hometown to the ground many years past.


      - Kingdom Hearts -
      Cloud, age 22

      A mysterious warrior that wields an
      impressive sword. He keeps very much to
      himself, which makes him something of an
      enigma. What is he seeking?


                        A fighter hired by Hades to compete in
                        the Coliseum. Despite his association
                        with Hades, his heart remains untouched
                        by the Heartless. Cloud keeps very much
                        to himself, which makes him something of
                        an enigma. What is he seeking?


            - Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories -
          A swordsman hired by Hades to take
          out Hercules. Cloud seeks the true memories
          he has lost. Were they memories of someone
          dear to him, or memories of his own hazy past?




    - Kingdom Hearts II -
    A "SOLDIER" who effortlessly wields
    a hefty sword. He once fought against
    Sora and his friends under contract
    with Hades.

    Cloud hates letting other people see
                        what he's thinking, so he can be an
                        enigma to other people.

                        He searches for Sephiroth, hoping
                        to settle things once and for all
                        with his inner darkness.


    - TURKS -The Kids Are Alright-
    Evan requests Cloud's services for
    a delivery, unaware that the latter
    is one of the heroes who saved the
    world.




    - AC -
    A mercenary once hired by the anti-Shinra
    group "Avalanche". Cloud became
    entangled with a much greater battle for
    the life of the planet itself. He fought for
    the world, and at the end of a bitter
    struggle saved the planet.

                        While various versions of his past were
                        intertwined in his memories, Cloud
                        managed to regain an understanding of who
                        truly he is during his journey in FFVII.
                        Despite this, he now forsakes human
                        contact and prefers living alone.


    - ACC -
    A mercenary once hired by the anti-
    Shinra group "Avalanche". Cloud
    became entangled with a much greater
    battle for the life of the planet itself. He
    fought for the world, and at the end of a
    bitter struggle saved the planet.

                        While various versions of his past were
                        intertwined in his memories, Cloud
                        managed to regain an understanding of
                        who truly he is during his journey in
                        FINAL FANTASY VII. Despite this, he
                        now forsakes human contact and
                        prefers living alone.


    - DC -
    A companion of Vincent's that was at
    the center of the struggle three years
    ago or the life of the planet.

    After the battle he started a delivery
    service in the city of Edge near
                        Midgar. While Deepground has
                        started waging attacks against the
                        world, he is nowhere to be found...




Further information:
Originally a troubled boy from Nibelheim who left his hometown
to join SOLDIER and prove his strength. Unfortunately, he failed
to become a SOLDIER and instead joined the regular Shinra Army.
During his time as a trooper he met the SOLDIER 1st Class Zack,
whom he worked with on several missions, and they became friends.
After being sent to Nibelheim to assist Zack and Sephiroth in
inspecting the local Mako Reactor, he lost his mother and home
when Sephiroth went mad and burned the town. Cloud confronted
Sephiroth in the Nibelheim Mako Reactor and defeated him,
though he was severely wounded. He, along with Zack and the
surviving villagers, then became the subjects of Hojo's Sephiroth
Clone experiment. After four years, Zack managed to break them out
of the Shinra Manor research facility and carried the Mako poisoned
and barely conscious Cloud with him on their journey back to Midgar.
When Zack was killed on the outskirts of Midgar, Cloud reformed his
shattered consciousness by merging his friend's personality with his
own and, bearing the Buster Sword, made his way to the city.

By chance, he met his childhood friend Tifa, whom he had last met and
saved during the Nibelheim Incident, and, posing as an Ex-SOLDIER
1st Class, joined the new AVALANCHE led by Barret as a mercenary.
As Cloud was swept up in the struggle to save the Planet from the
Shinra Company and ultimately Sephiroth, his flawed personality began
to break apart and he fell under the control of Sephiroth.
But with the help of Tifa he was finally able to regain his true self
and together he and the others defeated Sephiroth.

After the Meteor Crisis was over, Cloud and Tifa settled in the new
city of Edge and founded the new 7th Heaven bar, where they would live
with Marlene. Cloud also started his Strife Delivery Service and began making
deliveries all over the world. During this time, Cloud carried a lot of grief
and guilt over not being able to prevent the death of Aerith and visited places
such as her grave in the Forgotten City and the church in the slums,
where he one day found the orphaned Denzel.
Cloud contracted Geostigma not long after this and left his family in
7th Heaven to live alone in the church. About two years after Meteorfall,
when Sephiroth tried to regain his physical form, Cloud was able to
meet Aerith and Zack again and overcome his guilt.
After defeating Sephiroth once more, Cloud and the other Geostigma
victims were cured by the miraculous spring in Aerith's church.

During Deepground's assault on the world and the attempted awakening of Omega,
Cloud and the other companions came to the aid of Vincent and the WRO during
the final battle in Midgar.