Originally a member of SOLDIER, he is now a mercenary who will take any job...
— Description

This is Cloud.


Cloud Strife is the main protagonist of both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, who also appears in the spin-off games of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, including Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- and Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, as a supporting character.

An arrogant and proud swordsman at first, Cloud believes himself to be a member of an elite warrior unit called SOLDIER. He discovers the memories of who he was are not his own and, with the help of his friends, learns there is more to being a hero than possessing physical strength and fame.


Cloud SSF

Cloud in SSF.

Cloud appears as an unlockable character in this game. To unlock him, you should complete 100-Man Melee with any character. However, there is an easier way to unlock him that exists instead of that. You have to unlock Burly Brawl Melee and set a match with any character. Once the match has begun, use the Stage Clear glitch method and it will sent you to the "Warning! Challenger Approaching" screen of Cloud. Cloud may be one of the slower, but more powerful characters, due to his slow movement in some of his moves and running speed.


Cloud is the mercenary main protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. He wields a large sword called the Buster Sword, thanks to its size, Cloud's attacks actually have a longer range than any other character. In addition to only sword slashes, he can also cast a magic shield-like that only deals damage.


Standard Attack

Buster Slash

Side Attack

Double Buster Slash

Up Attack

Buster Raise

Down Attack

Magic Shield Cast

Down Aerial Attack

Buster Down Swipe


  • It was thought that Cloud would be the only one to represent the Final Fantasy series in both SSF and SSF2.
    • That change though, since that Black Mage made it in SSF2 Demo v0.7 without being announced about it.