|Death Battle Combatant|
The Guardian of the Lifestream
|Origin||Final Fantasy VII|
|Appearance(s)||Link VS Cloud|
|“||This ends here!||„|
|~ Cloud using Omnislash Ver. 5 during his battle with Link|
Cloud Strife is the protagonist in Final Fantasy VII, and arguably one of the most popular characters in video game history. He appears in the 22nd episode of Death Battle, Link VS Cloud, where he went up against Legend of Zelda protagonist, Link.
At a young age, Cloud strove to join the illustrious Shinra organization. Instead, he was forcefully exposed to Mako poisoning, a raw energy drained from the planet itself. He gained the memories of his deceased friend, Zack, and went on to be the guardian of the Lifestream from planetary threats such as the evil Sephiroth.
DEATH BATTLE! Analysis
- 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
- Cloud is the first Square Enix character in Death Battle, the next four being Tifa Lockhart, Lara Croft, Sephiroth and Sora.
- Despite losing his Death Battle, his battle with Link was considered one of the closest fight in Death battle history, with the only Death Battle 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 off his appearance from Dissidia Final Fantasy, with voice clips originating from the same game.
- Cloud is the third Death Battle loser to win in DBX after Ryu and Wolverine, and with the next six being Mega Man, Darth Vader, Chun-Li, Thor, The Hulk and Jotaro Kujo.