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Cloud Strife9
The Guardian of the Lifestream
Cloud Strife
Origin Final Fantasy VII
(1997)
Company Square Enix
Appearance(s) Link VS Cloud
Deadpool VS Mask (cameo)
I know. I'm not alone... Not anymore.
~ Cloud

Cloud Strife is one of the main protagonists of the Final Fantasy series. He appeared in the 22nd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Link VS Cloud, where he fought against Link from the The Legend of Zelda series.

History

At a young age, Cloud strove to join the illustrious Shinra organization to become a First Class SOLDIER like his hero, Sephiroth, but he never qualified and instead enlisted as an infantryman in Shinra's army. During a mission to his hometown, Nibelheim, Sephiroth went mad after learning about his origins, forcing Cloud and his friend Zack Fair to attack their former idol.

Shortly afterward, the two were forcefully exposed to Mako radiation, a raw energy drained from the planet itself. Zack helped Cloud escape at the cost of his life. Due to exposure to Mako radiation and the injection of Jenova's cells, Cloud inadvertently creates a false personality largely based on Zack's and becomes a mercenary. Once he found out Sephiroth was alive and was planning to destroy the planet, he and his party set out to stop the villain at all costs.

DEATH BATTLE! Info

Background

  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Superhuman Strength & Speed
  • Retains Zack's Memories & Skills
  • First Class Soldier Training
  • Impulsive & Moody
  • Inferiority Complex

Buster Sword

  • Length: 6'
  • Width: 2'
  • Base Power: 19
  • Base Accuracy: 96%
  • 2 Linked Martial Slots
  • Single-Edged Broadsword
  • Passed Down between Angeal, Zack, & Cloud

Materia

  • Fire/Firaga Level (Fire, Fira, & Firaga attacks; Projectile Based Pyrokinesis; Use Slightly decreases Strength)
  • Lightning Bolt/Thundaga Level (Thunder, Thundara, & Thundaga attacks; can summon lightning from the sky; can launch bolts of electric magic; use slightly decreases strength)

Limit Breaks

Armor

  • Ziedrich (Defensive Stregth: 100%; Magic Defensive Strength: 98%; 20% power increase; halves damages; 0 materia slots)
  • Metal Pauldron
  • Ribbon (grants immunity to status ailments including burn, ice, poison, etc.)

Feats

  • Defeated Sephiroth/Jenova 3 times
  • Killed Bahamut SIN
  • Works Best as Point Man in a Team
  • Focuses on Overpowering Foes
  • Has Survived Several Longfalls
  • Shrugged of Impalement Multiple times

Comparison to Link

Cloud Strife

  • Jenova Cells extremely vulnerable to the Master Sword's Magic.
  • Naturally Faster & Stronger
  • Building Limit Breaks take time
  • More Predictable Fighting Style
  • Ribbon Nullified Arrow Magic
  • Straightforward & Predictable combat failed against Link's analytical style

Link

  • 10 Generations of Experience
  • Shield means better defense
  • Less Predictable Fighting Style
  • Expert at Finding Weaknesses
  • Can fight up close or at a distance
  • Smarter Fighter
  • Support items match Cloud's superhuman abilities

Deadpool VS Mask

Cloud can be seen during Deadpool VS Mask in one of the alternate realities that were shown in the background when Deadpool was using the Continuity Gem. Instead of the strike being blocked, Cloud cuts Link cleanly in half.

DBX

Cloud appeared in Season 2 of DBX, where he fought against Guts from the Berserk series and won.

One Minute Melee

Cloud appeared in a Bonus Episode in Season 6 of One Minute Melee, where he fought against his DEATH BATTLE! opponent Link and lost again.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Cloud is the first Square Enix character to appear, with the next seven being Tifa Lockhart, Lara Croft, Sephiroth, Sora, Edward Elric, Esdeath and Crona.
  • Despite losing his fight, his battle with Link was considered one of the closest fights in DEATH BATTLE! history, with the only episode rivaling it in that regard being Hulk VS Doomsday.
  • Cloud and Link were the first two combatants to have 3D models.
    • Cloud's appearance is based on his appearance from Dissidia Final Fantasy, with voice clips originating from the same game.

References

DEATH BATTLE Combatants
Season 1 Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Akuma - Shang Tsung | Rogue - Wonder Woman | Goomba - Koopa Troopa | Mike Haggar - Zangief | Leonardo - Donatello - Michelangelo - Raphael | Zitz - Leonardo | Yoshi - Riptor | Felicia - Taokaka | Kratos - Spawn | Bomberman - Dig Dug | Vegeta - Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Justin Bieber - Rebecca Black | Luke Skywalker - Harry Potter | Chun-Li - Mai Shiranui | Starscream - Rainbow Dash | Master Chief - Doomguy | Dr. Eggman - Eggman's Infantry - Badniks - Metal Sonic - Dr. Wily - Wily's Infantry - Robot Masters - Bass | Princess Zelda - Princess Peach | Thor - Raiden | Link - Cloud Strife | Batman - Spider-Man | Pikachu - Blanka | Son Goku - Superman
Season 2 He-Man - Lion-O | Shao Kahn - M. Bison | Ryu Hayabusa - Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine - Black Orchid | Fox McCloud - Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator - RoboCop | Luigi - Tails | Venusaur - Blastoise - Charizard | Fulgore - Sektor | Godzilla - Gamera | Batman - Captain America | White Tigerzord - Gundam Epyon | Ryu - Scorpion | Deadpool - Deathstroke | Kirby - Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge - Sol Badguy | Gaara - Toph Beifong | Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Chuck Norris - Segata Sanshiro | Guts - Nightmare | Iron Man - Lex Luthor | Beast - Goliath | Solid Snake - Sam Fisher | Darth Vader - Doctor Doom | Son Goku - Superman | Donkey Kong - Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine - Raiden | Hercule Satan - Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long - Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man - Astro Boy | Green Arrow - Hawkeye | Red - Charizard - Tai - Agumon
Season 3 Dante - Bayonetta | Bowser - Ganondorf | Ratchet & Clank - Jak & Daxter | The Flash - Quicksilver | The Joker - Sweet Tooth | Mewtwo - Shadow the Hedgehog | The Meta - Agent Carolina | Cammy White - Sonya Blade | Tracer - The Scout | Ken Masters - Terry Bogard | Amy Rose - Ramona Flowers | The Hulk - Doomsday | Roronoa Zoro - Erza Scarlet | Deadpool - Pinkie Pie
Season 4 Lara Croft - Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck - Shovel Knight | Venom - Bane | Megazord - Voltron | Natsu Dragneel - Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero - Glacius | Android 18 - Captain Marvel | Metal Sonic - Zero | Lucario - Renamon | Balrog - TJ Combo | The Shredder - Silver Samurai | Smokey Bear - McGruff the Crime Dog | Thor - Wonder Woman | Naruto Uzumaki - Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman Beyond - Spider-Man 2099 | Sephiroth - Vergil
Season 5 Black Panther - Batman | Raven - Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo - Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot - Spyro the Dragon | Sora - Pit | Leon S. Kennedy - Frank West | Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate | Ryu - Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack - Afro Samurai | Carnage - Lucy | Optimus Prime - RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing - Daredevil | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Ultron - Sigma | Master Roshi - Jiraiya | Thanos - Darkseid
Season 6 Aquaman - Namor | Mega Man - Mega Man X - Mega Man Volnutt - MegaMan.EXE - Star Force Mega Man | Black Widow - Widowmaker | Captain Marvel - Shazam | Wario - King Dedede | Ben Tennyson - Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee - Mitsuru Kirijo | Johnny Cage - Captain Falcon | Aang - Edward Elric | Ghost Rider - Lobo | Dragonzord - Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha - Hiei | Ganondorf - Dracula | Mob - Tatsumaki | Deadpool - The Mask | All Might - Might Guy
Season 7 Miles Morales - Static | Black Canary - Sindel | Leonardo - Red Ranger | Genos - War Machine | Gray Fullbuster - Esdeath | Goro - Machamp | Cable - Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom - Jake Long | She-Ra - Wonder Woman | Beerus - Sailor Galaxia | Zuko - Shoto Todoroki | Wally West - Archie Sonic | Queen Maeve - A-Train - The Deep - Starlight - Billy Butcher | Winter Soldier - Red Hood | Venom - Crona
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