At age 21, Cloud Strife leads the life of a mercenary for hire. As an ex-member of Shinra’s elite squad known as SOLDIER, his fighting skills are in high demand. Cloud joins the rebel group, AVALANCHE, for their first strike against one of Shinra’s huge Mako Reactors that surround the city of Midgar.
The story line of Final Fantasy VII revolves around Cloud. In fact, most of the time you’re required to have him in your party because he plays a key role in most of the events in the game. Over time Cloud proves to be a great asset, because his powerful sword technique is nearly unmatched, especially when it comes to his powerful Limit Breaks. You’ll want to keep Cloud in your front line most of the time to take full advantage of his sword technique. His magic skills are solid, but don’t overload him with Materia.