|Death Battle Combatant|
The Guardian of the Lifestream
|Origin|| Final Fantasy VII|
|Appearance(s)|| Link VS Cloud|
Deadpool VS Mask (cameo)
|“||I know. I'm not alone... Not anymore.||„|
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.
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
- Age: 24
- Height: 5'7"
- Superhuman Strength & Speed
- Retains Zack's Memories & Skills
- First Class Soldier Training
- Impulsive & Moody
- Inferiority Complex
- Length: 6'
- Width: 2'
- Base Power: 19
- Base Accuracy: 96%
- 2 Linked Martial Slots
- Single-Edged Broadsword
- Passed Down between Angeal, Zack, & Cloud
- 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)
- Cross Slash (Paralyzes Foes)
- Meteorain (Launches up to 6 Meteors)
- Omnislash Version 5
- 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.)
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
- Cloud is the first Square Enix character to appear, with the next six being Tifa Lockhart, Lara Croft, Sephiroth, Sora, Edward Elric and Esdeath.
- Cloud and his opponent are the 12th pair of combatants to fight against each other in both DEATH BATTLE! and One Minute Melee, after Deadpool & Deathstroke, Hercule Satan & Dan Hibiki, Green Arrow & Hawkeye, Vegeta & Shadow, Natsu Dragneel & Portgas D. Ace, Lucario & Renamon, Luigi & Tails, Mario & Sonic, Sephiroth & Vergil, Jotaro Kujo & Kenshiro and Ryu & Jin Kazama, and with the next two pairs being Ken Masters & Terry Bogard and Mob & Tatsumaki.
- 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.