Cloud Strife (handmedownhero) wrote,
Cloud Strife


Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy? Cloud's rather on the short side and well-built. He's gained muscle-mass since the original game and so actually looks like he could be able to lift his sword. :|

2. How old is he? 23! He spend from 16 to 20 in a tube, and from 20 to 21 in a coma. So technically that's only 18 years of development. /WHATEVER

3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch? He walks with his back straight-- army habit, probably -- but usually with his head bowed towards the floor if he's alone. If he's not, he'll carry himself with more confidence. DETERMINATION etc.

4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities? Post-AC, Cloud's in perfect health and in better shape than most Olympian athletes. Just don't ask him for blood donations. ):

5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid? He's pretty fluid? Nothing on ~Sephiroth~ level -- he's no dancer -- but there's definitely a point to his movements. He doesn't move like an awkward teenager lol. And some of his physical reflexes are 100% copied off-of Zack but that's a detail.

6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror? Cloud's pretty fucking smokin', both in a dress and out of it. He's pretty! Athletic! ~Mysterious~! For himself though, Cloud is Cloud. If you asked him how hot he thought he was he'd stare at you blankly. Cloud doesn't register himself as any kind of attractive and has trouble thinking other people would perceive him that way too. SO IF CLOUD EVER DOES SOMETHING SEXY AROUND YOU? HE'S TOTALLY UNAWARE OF IT.

7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred? Cloud's got a pretty fair complexion. If you look closely enough at his face you can see he's got some light freckles going on, too -- it's the same for most of his body. He's only got one scar that's on his chest from when Sephiroth impaled him in Nibelheim. The scar is larger/longer than the masamune because of all the squirming and struggling he did.

8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style. His hair is a ridiculous mess of blond spikes. NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT. You cannot tame the hair. It actually feels soft to the touch; kind of like down feathers. This only accentuates the chocobo jokes. :|

9. What color are his eyes? A deep blue, with an odd glow to them because of the mako. If you look closely enough, you can see a green ring around his pupil.

10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features? Pierced left ear. :|

11. What are his chief tension centers? He used to get headaches, but otherwise it's mostly his shoulders if he's been swinging his sword for... like, 24 consecutive hours XP thnx mako

12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit? He wears dark colors and ridiculous clothing I ALREADY EXPANDED ON THOSE CLOTHES IN HIS APP I REFUSE

13. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them? His clothes are half-loose/half-snug. He's been wearing similar clothes since he got in the army, so by now it's like second skin for Cloud.

14. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences? YES HE DOES :| FUCK CASUAL CLOTHES

15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando? ... B-Boxers?

1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse? He's in the middle between deep and normal. HE HAS A SOFT VOICE THAT IS HOW I DESCRIBE IT ALWAYS. It's Steve Burton's voice idk.

2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate? He's got a really soft-voice in normal conversation, and he usually pauses a lot. He's not much of a talker. :x AGAIN: Steve Burton.

3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics? APPARENTLY THE PEOPLE OF NIBELHEIM HAVE A CERTAIN... ACCENT/DIALECT PROPER TO THE REGION? So he speaks kind of like a hick. Lol.

4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency? HE ONLY SPEAKS ONE. Except for some Wutaian curses Yuffie taught the entire party BECAUSE SHE COULD.

5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations? no. I... no. :|

6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words? He's a RPG party leader. INSPIRATIONAL SPEECHES COME TO HIM NATURALLY FOR SOME REASON.

7. Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change? He's not much of a talker unless the party needs inspirational speeches. Does that count? :|

Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart? Cloud's pretty smart. He's no genius, and he doesn't have any actual education, but if he did he'd prolly have been good. Right now he's mostly "street-smart". If street-smart means fighting-smart. :|

2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate? Usually thinking on his feet. He goes with his impulse and then BROODS ABOUT EVERYTHING later.

3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical? Cloud is a healthy mix of both. His entire thought process is made of MULTIPLE CHOICES in my head. :|

4. What kind of education has the character had? uh... pretty basic schooling for a small mountain village brat and then he went in the army, where you are educated on how to not shoot stuff. HE HAS THE EDUCATIONAL EQUIVALENT OF A 6TH GRADER, PROBABLY.

5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about? He likes fighting and all things mechanical, but vehicles the most. He also likes most "hardcore" sports and chocobos. BASICALLY: MANLY ACTIVITIES.

6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert? introintrointrointro

7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven? Even tempered, melancholy, driven. The only mood swings he ever gets are if you mention Sephiroth, in which case SUDDENLY SO MUCH ANGER. Otherwise he's usually pretty mellow.

8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic? Cloud's awkward. :| He's not bothered by new people or situations, he's just not a social person by nature.

9. Is he more likely to act, or to react? Cloud's very much the react kind. Which is funny for a RPG leader/hero, but hey!

10. Which is his default: fight or flight? FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT. (I never ran from battles in my playthrough of ff7. |D)

11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks? Cloud's into teasing/light-hearted humor. He will dot at bad humor.

12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them? PROBABLY, BUT THERE ARE NO PSYCHIATRISTS ON GAIA, SO THE WORLD WILL NEVER KNOW.

13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person? The day Tifa's mom died/the day of her accident, the day he made his promise to Tifa at the wall, the day he got rejected from the SOLDIER program, the mission in Before Crisis, meeting Zack, the mission at Nibelheim, Zack's death, the entire Avalanche venture, Aerith's death, giving the Black Materia to Sephiroth and everything leading to it/around it, Tifa fixing his mind, defeating Sephiroth, and finally absolving himself by beating Sephiroth and the geostigma in Advent Children. /BREATHES

14. What does he fear? PRECIOUS PEOPLE DYING and closed spaces -- Cloud's claustrophobia is extremely specific, though; it has to be a close space he knows he can't get out of and that's not moving. He starts to panic in the submarine until it starts moving. Also he fears Sephiroth's "return" in the vaguest sense possible.

15. What are his hopes or aspirations? Living happily and the Planet being fine. (This works both in and out of the ship!) Since on the ship, he also wants Zack and Aerith to be able to live with them if they get back the Planet. Or just. HAVE HIS ENTIRE PARTY BE FINE. Etc.

16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him? How fucked up he really is inside. Also his mancrushes on Sephiroth (NON-EXISTENT NOW OKAY) and Zack. (... no that's ... stillthere).

1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents. His mom probably coddled him in a distant fashion. She loves him but keeps going WHY WON'T YOU GET A GIRLFRIEND etc. Cloud loves his mom, but he's had issues with her in the past he's all forgotten about the moment she died. His dad died when he was too young to remember.

2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like? IS A SINGLE CHILD OF AN OVER-BEARING MOM. :(

3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand? no ):

4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them? Tifa's his ... not-girlfriend/not-wife/closest friend. Marlene and Denzel are his not-kids. The rest of the party fit in as crazy cousins/uncles/house pet/whatever. (Barret is his not-husband shut up.) Zack and Aerith are also considered part of this family. :|

5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet? Zack. They met on a mission in the snowy mountains around Modeoheim. They bonded over being country boys. :|

6. Does he have other close friends? I ALREADY COVERED THE PARTY, BUT LET'S ALL LIST THEM ANYWAY. Zack, Aerith, Tifa, Barret, Yuffie, Cid, Vincent, Reeve/Cait Sith(...?!) and Red XIII. On the ship, he's good friends with Fai and Kay so far. And uh maybe other people I forget right now.

7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people? He gets along fine with people but doesn't make friends easily, because he's kind of closed-off/socially awkward.

8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends? WELL HIS FAMILY IS DEAD AND HIS FRIENDS ARE HIS FAMILY? THE PARTY GETS PRIORITY.

9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once? Never been married. He's in a sorta-kinda-not really couple with Tifa normally, but she's not there right now and they're not officially together anyway. MOSTLY HE'S GOT KIDS THOUGH.

10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse? Sorta-kinda-not-really with Tifa. Nothing official.

11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest? ... Tifa. His latest? Uh. Aerith. And then she died.

12. What does he look for in a romantic partner? He likes nice, pretty girls and APPARENTLY manly men. (/stares at his mancrushes) For romance though, Cloud's got nothing specific in mind. HE JUST LIKES BEING LOVED.

13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any? He has adopted brats with Denzel and Marlene. He's not that good a parental figure, but he tries, and the kids adore him.

14. Does he have any rivals or enemies? SEPHIROTH!!!!!11

15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale? Cloud's mostly straight. You have to be a pretty special guy to attract him. :|

16. How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him? Sex is nice, but not something Cloud couldn't live without.

17. What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits? I see Cloud as very kind/soft/gentle during sex. He likes things slow and he's not all that into ~epic domination~. He cuddles. YOU GET THE IDEA.

1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type? Cloud's a Leo.

Leos: In astrology, Leo is considered to be a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign I'LL GO WITH NO

2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life? Uh. He believes in the Planet. Otherwise, he can ... summon... various Gods. :| yeah ponder about that for a while ALSO AERITH IS JESUS

3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it? He's a RPG hero. His code is pretty straightforward for RPG heroes. DON'T KILL FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES. SAVE PEOPLE. etc etc

4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent? Indifferent. SERIOUSLY BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT SO LONG AS IT'S NOT BAD FOR OTHER PEOPLE (lookin' at you, Sephiroth and ShinRa)

5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them? He has a good reason for his epic prejudice against all thing ShinRa related and Sephiroth related. :|

Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt? Comfortable! :|

2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him? He's gone from country boy to army grunt to science experiment to science experiment on the run to eco-terrorist to delivery boy/hero. AKA: His social status is hilarious. Always. Right now he's a refugee on a spaceship. :D

3. Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others? In the bar with Tifa and the kids now that he's stopped bumming at Aerith's church. :| It's a pretty nice place for Edge. Cloud doesn't stay there often though. DELIVERY AWAYYY-- anyway right now he's ... again, on a spaceship. You should know this already.

4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on? ... His bike. XD;

5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else? Delivery boy! He's a great one and loves doing it. HE GETS TO FIGHT STUFF AND HELP PEOPLE ON HIS MOTORCYCLE.

6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time? HIS HOBBIES ARE SNOWBOARDING, CHOCOBO BREEDING/RACING, MOTORCYCLE RACING AND BEATING UP MONSTERS. :| s-so manry

7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods? He drinks alcohol now and then -- he's got a pretty good tolerance thanks to the Mako and he... does... live in a bar. XP Otherwise Cloud eats whatever's in front of him, but probably doesn't eat three full meals a day. More like two. He gets distracted and forgets about it.

Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite: (went with things I associate)

1. Color? Blue.
2. Smell? Grass.
3. Time of day? Sunset.
4. Season? Spring!
5. Book? . . . nothing really
7. Place? A snowy mountain.
8. Substance? ... clouds XP
9. Plant? GRASS HA
10. Animal? Chocobo 8D

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