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Cloud Strife

#1
Name: Cloud Strife

Spent OM: 4900

Starting Proficiencies: (2600); Physical Strength (1000), Ranged (1000), Ranged Materialize (600)

Starting Powers: (1100/8000); Burst Movement (800), Super Jumping Basic (300)

Moves: (900); Buster Sword (300), Materia: Lightning (300), Materia: Fire (300)

Super Moves: (0); 

Transformations: (0); 

Assists: (0); 

Items: (300); Mobile Dataverse Device (100), Communicator (200)

Artefacts: (0); (just your currently held artefacts, if any. If stored in a base, indicate as such here)

Consumed OM: (0); (for consumed items, OM given to other characters, or OM permanently lost from respecs or refunding purchases)

Bases: (0); (enter locations of bases you own here)

Unlocks: (0); (for Power Cap increases, discovered routes, etc)

Base stats: 
ATK: 3
DEF: 3
SPD: 2
TEC: 2
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#2
HISTORY
Early Life
Cloud was born in the mountain village of Nibelheim, and was a neighbor of a girl a year younger than him, Tifa Lockhart. His father died when he was young and he was raised by his mother. Cloud had no close friends and perhaps as a coping mechanism, convinced himself he was superior to the other village children and so didn't care for their company. He had a crush on Tifa, but hated her friends, calling them immature. Although the two consider each other (and are considered by others) to be childhood friends, by Tifa's own account they were not close growing up, despite him having been her neighbor.

When Cloud was nine, Tifa's mother died, and Tifa insisted she could meet her by crossing Mt. Nibel. Cloud followed her and when she took a misstep, he tried to catch her but they both fell. He escaped unharmed but Tifa's life was in grave danger. The townsfolk believed the expedition up the mountain to have been Cloud's idea, and Tifa's father forbade Cloud from approaching her. Cloud blamed himself for failing to save her and developed an anger problem, getting into fights for little to no reason.

At the age of fourteen Cloud learned of Sephiroth and his exploits. Resolving to become a hero like him, Cloud decided to set out and join SOLDIER. He called Tifa out to the water tower to tell her about his departure, hoping to impress her, and upon her request promised to save her if she ever found herself in trouble. The following spring, he left for Midgar, the metropolis that is Shinra's seat of power.

Life With Shinra

Cloud's dreams were cut short; despite his bravado he never made it into SOLDIER and instead became a mere Shinra infantryman. On June 28th, 0001, Cloud is among those ordered to protect Professor Rayleigh in Midgar from the insurgency organization AVALANCHE (as depicted in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII). Though he is unsuccessful, their lives are saved by the Player Turk. During the incident Cloud displays impressive sword skills for a regular infantryman.

In autumn, while working for Shinra (during Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII), at the age of fifteen, he meets a first-class SOLDIER named Zack Fair on their way to Modeoheim and the two befriend after learning they are both "backwater experts". When he and Zack infiltrate a Mako Excavation Facility, they encounter Genesis Rhapsodos and Dr. Hollander, former Shinra employees who have turned against the company. When Hollander attempts to escape, Cloud briefly captures him. Hollander breaks free and Cloud gives pursuit, but both he and Tseng—the leader of the Turks, Shinra's intelligence agency—are taken down by the rogue SOLDIER 1st Class Angeal Hewley.

At the age of sixteen, Zack and Cloud meet again on September 0002 while protecting the city of Junon from Genesis's attack. On September 22nd, 0002, Cloud returns to Nibelheim along with Zack and Sephiroth to investigate a damaged Mako Reactor on Mt. Nibel, and Tifa is to act as their guide. Embarrassed of his failure to join SOLDIER, Cloud hides his identity from the townspeople, and especially Tifa, by always wearing his helmet, although he does visit his mother who asks about his new life with Shinra.

When the expedition reaches the reactor Sephiroth discovers Professor Hojo's experiments with humans mutated into monsters dubbed makonoids and Jenova, whom Sephiroth mistakenly believes to be his mother. Cloud is knocked out by Genesis and is helped back into town by Tifa. When Cloud regains consciousness, he is angry at not being strong enough. Sephiroth locks himself in the Shinra Manor's basement for several sleepless days, immersing in Professor Gast Faremis's writings, and discovers his dark past, as well the secrets regarding the Cetra and the Promised Land. On October 1st Sephiroth destroys the village on a rampage, fueled by his newfound hate for the "traitors" of the Ancients, the humans.

Cloud witnesses his mother's death in the ensuing fire and rushes to the reactor to confront Sephiroth where he finds both a gravely wounded Tifa and a barely conscious Zack. Cloud picks up Zack's Buster Sword, catches Sephiroth off guard in the reactor core, and impales him. When Cloud returns to attend to Tifa, a wounded Sephiroth emerges from the reactor core, but when Cloud attacks again, Sephiroth stabs him with his Masamune. Cloud summons previously unknown strength and uses the katana as a lever to hurl Sephiroth into the Mako pit below before collapsing.

Cloud and Zack, as well as other survivors in the town (with the exception of Tifa who was rescued by Zangan before Shinra arrived), become Professor Hojo's test subjects. Injecting them with Jenova's cells and exposing them to Mako, Hojo attempts to test his Jenova Reunion Theory and turns them into Sephiroth Clones, people whose wills can be over-ridden by Sephiroth's. Since Zack had gone through a similar process in SOLDIER, his body resists the experiments, but Cloud develops a severe Mako poisoning. Hojo labels the two failures, places them in a cryogenic sleeping state and leaves them in their pods in the Shinra Manor basement.

On The Run from Shinra
Four years later (December 19th, 0006) Zack breaks out of his confinement and helps a vegetative Cloud escape, giving him a SOLDIER uniform to wear as his old clothes are soaked with Mako. Due to the experiments Cloud is weak and delirious, but during their journey Zack tells the unresponsive Cloud about his life and his plans for both of them to become mercenaries in Midgar. Though Cloud is unable to partake in the events, he is present when Zack defeats Genesis.

After almost a year of running, the pair arrives outside Midgar in September 0007. The Shinra forces catch up and Zack fights to defend both Cloud and himself against overwhelming numbers. Zack is gunned down, but the soldiers ignore the vegetative Cloud. He regains some awareness and crawls over to Zack who entrusts the Buster Sword to him, telling his legacy will live on inside Cloud, before dying. Buster Sword in hand, Cloud trudges off towards Midgar.
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#3
APPEARANCE

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Cloud Stands at 5'7” and has blue eyes that glow (due to having been experimented on by Professor Hojo and being exposed to Mako). He wears the standard SOLDIER 1st Class outfit; indigo pants with a sleeveless shirt, and a belt. He also wears brown boots and gauntlets with a pauldron over his left shoulder.
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#4
MOVES

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Buster Sword (300) - The Buster Sword is Cloud's signature weapon. It is, roughly, 6ft long from the tip of the blade to the bottom of the handle. The hand-guard is made of a gold plated steel and has four slots on each side for Cloud to slot materia into. The blade has two holes near the base of the blade that sit just above the hand-guard. Cloud uses these holes to clip the weapon to his back via leather straps and clips while he's not fighting.

Materia: Lightning (300) – Cloud focuses for three, activating his materia. He then throws his hands out in front of him (whether he is wielding his sword or not) and summons a bolt of yellow electricity, from the sky, to strike his opponent's location. The bolt of lightning travels as fast as an arrow and covers an area of 2 feet in diameter, giving minor electrical burns to anything caught by the move. The maximum range for this attack is 25 meters. Unfortunately Cloud must stand still while using his materia, otherwise he will not be able to focus on it enough.

Materia: Fire (300) – Cloud focuses for three seconds, activating his materia. He then throws his hands out in front of him (whether he is wielding his sword or not) and summons a pillar of fire at his opponent's location. The pillar of fire covers an area of 2ft in diameter around his opponent. The beginning of this attack starts with the ground below his opponent heating up for three seconds. after which fire will erupt from the ground, giving minor burns to anyone caught by the flames. The maximum range for this attack is 25 meters. Unfortunately Cloud must stand still while using his materia, otherwise he will not be able to focus on it enough.

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TRANSFORMATIONS
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