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Cloud Strife (Post-Nibelheim) Respect Thread (Part 2)

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all. There's not a thing I don't cherish!"

For the best quality, switch to blog format.

Part 1 and Part 2.

Because the original became too bloated to contain it all in one place.

Covers Cloud Strife Post-Nibelheim Incident. You can find Cloud Strife Pre-Nibelheim Respect Thread here.

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

OTWTAS: The Case of Yuffie

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Tifa Lockhart Profile p042-047
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Yuffie Kisaragi Profile p064-067

Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Magic

Here, magic is performed by tapping into the knowledge and wisdom of the Ancients held within Materia. Anyone with this knowledge can freely use the powers of the land and the Planet.

vs Bottomswell (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's magic is powerful enough to overpower Bottomswell's hydrokinesis.

Barrier/MBarrier/Wall/Reflect

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Barrier/MBarrier/Wall.

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Reflect.

Bio/ra/ga

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Bio/ra/ga.

Blizz/ard/ara/aga

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Blizz/ard/ara/aga.

Comet/eo

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cast Comet/eo.

Confusion/Berserk

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cast Confuse and Berserk.

Cur/e/a/aga/Poisona/Esuna/Resist/Full Cure/Regen

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Cur/e/a/aga.

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Poisona, Esuna, and Resist.

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Full Cure.

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Regen.

Death

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Death.

Dispel/DeBarrier

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cast Dispel and DeBarrier.

Escape/Remove

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cast Escape and Remove.

Fir/e/a/aga

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Fir/e/a/aga.

Flare

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Flare.

Freeze

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Freeze.

Gravi/ty/ra/ga

Here, here,and here, Cloud Strife can cast Gravi/ty/ra/ga.

Haste/Slow/Stop

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Haste, Slow, and Stop.

Life/Arise

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cast Life and Arise.

Mini/Toad/Break

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Mini, Toad, and Break.

Shield

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Shield.

Sleep/Silence

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cast Sleep and Silence.

Thund/er/ara/aga

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Thund/er/ara/aga.

Tornado

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Tornado.

Qua/ke/ra/ga

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can cast Qua/ke/ra/ga.

Ultima

Here, Cloud Strife can cast Ultima.

Enemy Skills

Frog Song

L4 Suicide

Magic Hammer

White Wind

Big Guard

Angel Whisper

Dragon Force

Death Force

Flamethrower

Laser

Matra Magic

Bad Breath

Beta

Aqualung

Trine

Magic Breath

????

Goblin Punch

Chocobuckle

L5 Death

Death Sentence

Roulette

Shadow Flare

Pandora's Box

Jenova's Mimic Ability

*Jenova's mimic ability*

Jenova has a mimic ability which allows it to read the memories and feelings of others, then adjust its appearance, speech and behavior accordingly to imitate what it has seen. Jenova once used this ability to get close to the Ancients and infect them with its virus, which killed many of them. This ability is not limited solely to Jenova itself, for those who have its cells within them possess it as well, though in an incomplete form. Immediately prior to the start of the game, when Cloud's mind was shattered, he ran into Tifa and seemed to immediately return to "normal" (-->P.13); this was because the mimic abilities of the Jenova cells inside Cloud read her mind, seeing her memories of him, which were then combined with his own ideal vision of himself, fashioning a new personality for him.

(Accompanying screenshot caption 1)

According to Ifalna, the Ancients infected with the virus lost their sanity and turned into monsters.

(Accompanying screenshot caption 2)

As Sephiroth said in the Whirlwind Maze, when Cloud met Tifa, he formed a new personality.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega

Here, Cloud Strife reconstructs his shattered mind from reading Tifa Lockhart's memories of him. His new personality was forged from both these memories and his ideal vision of himself.

Flight

Here and here, Cloud Strife displays some measure of flight and levitation.

Enhanced Senses

Here, Cloud Strife in his Mako Poisoned stated senses the arrival of the Ultimate WEAPON to Mideel.

Here, Cloud Strife is able to listen to the stream of consciousness that is the Lifestream, but is unable to understand what is being said.

Durability

Here, those that undergo the process of becoming like SOLDIER undergo a shortened lifespan via cellular degradation.

vs Sephiroth (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Sephiroth sends Cloud Strife flying high into the air with his slash.

Here, Sephiroth swats Cloud Strife into a far off building with a flying slash.

Here, Sephiroth gains the upper hand on an exhausted Cloud Strife in the next exchange and sends him flying into the walls of the ruined ShinRa HQ Building interior.

Here, Sephiroth torments Cloud Strife by flinging him into the sky and wounding him with "Octaslash". While injured and previously exhausted, Cloud Strife is still able to fight and largely intact, even managing to counter a few strikes during the entire disorienting exchange.

vs Bahamut SIN (Advent Children Complete)

Mechanics, creature designer, Takayuki Takeya wondered if Bahamut Shin could be beaten when he looked at it.

The fight with Bahamut Shin was done with the Weapon battles from the game in mind so that viewers could feel the whole party was fighting together.

Final Fantasy VII AC Limited Edition Staff Commentary Summarization
"in pain while in the fireball" - FFVII AC Limited Edition Collector's Set Bonus Script

Here, Cloud Strife endures his flight through Bahamut SIN's Peta Flare before having completed slicing through it with his Limit Break "Climhazzard/Ascension".

vs Loz and Yazoo (Advent Children Complete)

Outside Midgar (Geostigma Afflicted)

Here, Yazoo is able to propel his motorcycle into the air and aim his weapon to shoot Cloud Strife in the head. Cloud Strife is otherwise unharmed by Yazoo's attack (may or may not have deflected off Cloud's goggles).

Forgotten City (Geostigma Afflicted)

Here, Cloud Strife skids out off his motorcycle and Loz halts its forward momentum as it slams into his foot.

Here, Cloud Strife lunges at Loz, Loz sends him flying overhead with a kick. Yazoo jumps in to attack Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife manages to block the initial strike, only to get sent flying backwards by the follow up kick.

Here, Loz forces Cloud Strife onto the defensive with a Dual Hound enhanced strike to the gut and Cloud Strife is on the back foot the entire clash between himself and Loz and Yazoo. Cloud Strife is forced to retreat into the air by jumping away.

Here, Loz tosses Yazoo at Cloud Strife, Cloud Strife deflects Yazoo's gunfire before the pair have a brief exchange in the air where Yazoo kicks Cloud Strife away and disarms him with a well placed gun shot.

Here, Cloud Strife deflects more bullets as he is placed on the defensive as the trio block, counter, and dodge their respective attacks midair. Loz breaks more of the petrified tree by barreling through it. Cloud Strife is sent flying by a kick to end the exchange.

Egde/Midgar Highway (Geostigma Afflicted)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Loz's motorcycle crashing into his own.

Here, Loz ragdolls Cloud Strife around the highway tunnel for a bit after having eaten the explosion of his motorcycle.

Shinra HQ Building Rooftop (Geostigma Healed)

"Countless materia have been embedded in the arms of Yazoo and Loz. They unleash powerful magic (Comet, Flare, and explosive spells)." - FFVII AC Limited Edition Collector's Set Bonus Script

Here, an exhausted and wounded Cloud Strife is penetrated by gunfire from Yazoo.

Here, an exhausted and wounded Cloud Strife endures the final suicidal magic attack (comprised of Comet, Flare, and various explosive spells) from the combined forces of Loz and Yazoo.

vs Super Nova (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Super Nova

In FFVII it is the strongest technique that Safer Sephiroth uses, destroying planets with the power of an expanding sun, the resulting supernova obliterating his enemies. Within Crisis Core, it is one of the answers required to pass the Premium Fanclub’s test.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p079
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p079

Something is summoned forth by Sephiroth when both of his hands are raised. A meteor appears, destroying the planets of the solar system one by one. The meteor crashes in the sun, and because of this impact the sun starts to swell. It erupts in a Supernova, everything around is engulfed in the tremendous shock wave.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Sephiroth Profile p076-081
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p516
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p516

スーパーノヴァ (オリジナル版)

Supernova (Original Version)

The sentence is under the 3rd pic:

すさまじい爆風と衝撃が、太陽系のすべての惑星に押し寄せる

susamajii bakufuu to shougeki ga, taiyoukei no subete no wakusei ni oshiyoseru

A terrific blast and impact overwhelm all the planets of the Solar System.

Partial translation of FFVII Ultimania Omega p516

1. 両手をかかげ、セフィロスがその場から姿を消す。

Ryōte o kakage, sefirosu ga sono ba kara sugata o kesu.

With both hands up, Sephiroth disappears from the spot.

2. 超新星爆発が発生。宇宙間を 青色の閃光が走り抜けたのち……。

Chōshinsei bakuhatsu ga hassei. Uchū-kan o aoiro no senkō ga hashirinuketa nochi…….

A supernova explosion occurs. After the blue flash ran through the space...

3. すさまじい爆風と衝撃が、太陽系のすべての惑星に押し寄せる。

Susamajī bakufū to shōgeki ga, taiyōkei no subete no wakusei ni oshiyoseru.

Huge blasts and shocks hit all the planets of the solar system.

4. 爆風が太陽系全体を包みこみ、超新星の 光が銀河系のかなたまで明るく照らす。

Bakufū ga taiyōkei zentai o tsutsumi komi, chōshinsei no hikari ga gingakei no kanata made akaruku terasu.

The blast envelops the entire solar system, and the light of the supernova shines brightly into the galaxy.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p516
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p516-517

スーパーノヴァ (インターナショナル版)

Supernova (INTERNATIONAL VERSION)

First pic -> 両手をかかげ、セフィロスがその場から姿を消す (kanjis like 場 are a bitch to read with this picture...)

Rising both of his hands in the air, Sephiroth disappears from the place.

Second pic (Probably the most important here) -> 背景の雲がこまかく割れ、破片が宇宙空間へと吸いこまれていく

The Clouds in the Background disappear like broken glass, the fragments are sucked into Outer Space.

Third pic -> 太陽系の星々の位置を表した星図が映し出され

The position of each Planet in the Solar System is displayed on the Star Map (? Don't know if there's a real scientific term for that).

The rest of the pictures go back to just description like before, nothing interesting.

Partial translation of FFVII Ultimania Omega p516

スーパーノヴァ (インターナショナル版)

Supernova (INTERNATIONAL VERSION)

左ページのつづき

Continuation from the left page

First Pic -> 流星はさらに、太陽系最大の惑星JUPITER(木星=mokusei/Jupiter's name)に接近。

The Meteor approaches more and more from the Solar System's Largest Planet, Jupiter.

Second Pic -> ガズ惑星である木星の中心をつらぬく。

The Meteor runs right through the Giant Planet's core.

Third Pic -> 巨大な穴の闇いた木星は四方八方へ光を放ち、大爆発。

Light errupts from the giant hole in Jupiter, huge explosion ensues.

...................... Honestly the only thing it does is describe what happens in the pictures. Nothing new, it's just a description.

Partial translation of FFVII Ultimania Omega p517

スーパーノヴア

sūpānovua

Super Nova

異次元空間をも破壊し 絶望を贈る

i jigen kūkan o mo hakai shi zetsubō o okuru

Destroy different dimension space and give despair

The Supernova will destroy the dimensional space and bring despair

Dissidia Final Fantasy: Sephiroth EX Mode Super Nova Description

Here, here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife and company endure Sephiroth's "Super Nova".

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Safer Sephiroth's slashing his winged arm. The attack inflicts Paralysis and Blindness on those it connects with.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Safer Sephiroth's "Break".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Safer Sephiroth's "Deen".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Safer Sephiroth's "Flare".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Safer Sephiroth's "Heartless Angel".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Safer Sephiroth's "Pale Horse". The attack inflicts Frog, Sadness and Small on those it connects with.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Safer Sephiroth's "Shadow Flare".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Sephiroth's telekinesis hammers Cloud and friends with overwhelming power while he simultaneously keeps Holy at bay with his Will. The Party seems to overcome his telekinetic pressure/hold in order to initiate combat.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Blizzaga".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Firaga".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Graviga".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Heartless Angel".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bizarro Sephiroth's "Sephiroth Shock".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Stigma". The attack inflicts Poison and Slow on those it connects with.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Thundaga".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bizzaro Sephiroth's "Quaga".

vs Jenova SYNTHESIS (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova SYNTHESIS attacking with a series a smacks with her tentacles.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova SYNTHESIS' "Absorb".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures Jenova SYNTHESIS' "Biora".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Jenova SYNTHESIS' "Ultima".

vs Diamond WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Diamond WEAPON's "Diamond Flash".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Diamond WEAPON's "Diamond Fire".

Here, Cloud Strife endures a stomp from the Diamond WEAPON.

vs Emerald WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's "Air Tam Storm".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's "Emerald Beam".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Emerald WEAPON's "Emerald Shoot".

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Emerald WEAPON's Eye Beam.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's stomp.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's "Revenge Stamp".

vs Ruby WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Ultima".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Ruby Ray".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Ruby Flame".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Cometeo".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Shadow Flare".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Whirlsand".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Big Swing".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's claw swipe.

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's right tentacle attacks.

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's left tentacle attacks.

vs Ultimate WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Shadow Flare". As this was the last attack of the battle over Cosmo Canyon, it stands to reason it caused the crater that formed afterward.

Before, after, and size of the crater created by the Ultimate WEAPON's death throes

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Ultima Beam".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Quara".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Thunderball".

Here, Cloud Strife endures a claw swipe from the Ultimate WEAPON.

vs Lifeform N Hojo (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lifeform N Hojo's tail attack.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lifeform N Hojo's "Combo".

vs Helletic Hojo (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Helletic Hojo's lunging thrust.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Helletic Hojo's "Bio Gas".

vs Proud Clod (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, the Proud Clod is considered to be an Anti-WEAPON artillery.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Proud Clod's punch.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Proud Clod's small arms artillery.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures Proud Clod's "Beam Cannon".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Proud Clod's "Knee Blend".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Proud Clod's "Wrist Laser".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the self destruction of Proud Clod.

vs Elena (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Elena's punch, but is otherwise knocked unconscious (both the dodge by Cloud and punch by Elena is treated as some kind of comedy scene).

Here, Cloud Strife endures Elena's punch.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Elena's explosives.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Elena's large AOE explosives.

vs Reno (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife endures Reno's physical attacks.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Reno's "Electro-mag Rod".

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures Reno's "Electroprod".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Reno's "Neo Turk Light".

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures Reno's "Turk Light".

vs Rude (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife endures Rude's punches.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rude's "Blizzara".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rude's "Fire".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rude's "Grand Spark".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rude's "Thundara".

vs Oxygen Tank Explosion (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife and company tank the explosion of the Oxygen Tank aboard the Shinra No. 26.

vs Carry Armor (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Carry Armor's punch.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Carry Armor's "Lapis Laser".

vs Reawakening WEAPONs and Summoning Meteor (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife tank the explosion of Lifestream that ensued after the summoning of Meteor and the reawakening of the WEAPONs that destroyed the base of the Northern Crater.

vs Jenova DEATH (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova DEATH's "Red Light".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova DEATH's "Tropic Wind".

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova Body)

Here, Sephiroth slams into Cloud Strife and company with such force as to send them flying as he seeks to leave the ship.

Here, Sephiroth chucks a Materia at Cloud Strife with enough force to stagger him.

Here, Sephiroth slams into and slashes Cloud Strife and company with enough force to temporarily incapacitate them.

vs Whirlwind Maze Cyclone (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife can tank being tossed around and knocked backwards by Whirlwind Maze's cyclone.

vs Schizo (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Schizo's "Double Breath".

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures Schizo's "Left Breath".

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures Schizo's "Right Breath".

vs Stilva (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Stilva's "Magic Breath".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Stilva's "Trine".

vs Snow (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Snow's "Blizzara".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Snow's "Cold Breath".

vs Boulders (Final Fantasy VII)

Here and here, Cloud Strife crashes into a boulder, destroying it, and is otherwise unharmed.

Here, Cloud Strife crashes into a fallen stalactite, destroying it, and is otherwise unharmed.

vs Trees (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife crashes into a tree, knocking it over, and is otherwise unharmed.

vs Jenova LIFE (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Jenova LIFE's "Aqualung".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova LIFE's "Blue Flame".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova LIFE's "Blue Light".

vs Demon's Gate (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Demon's Gate shattering a large boulder on top of his head.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Demon's Gate's "Cave-in".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures Demon's Gate's "Demon Rush".

vs Red Dragon (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Red Dragon shakes the Temple of the Ancients.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Red Dragon's biting attack.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Red Dragon's tail attack.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Red Dragon's "Red Dragon Breath".

vs Rolling Giant Boulders (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife and company can tank being rolled over by numerous giant rolling boulders to no ill effect.

vs Rapps (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rapps' charging headbutt.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rapps' "Aeroga".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rapps' "Scorpion Tail".

vs Palmer (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Palmer's Mako Gun "Blizzara".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Palmer's Mako Gun "Fira".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Palmer's Mako Gun "Thundara".

vs Materia Keeper (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Materia Keeper's double stab.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Materia Keeper's "Big Horn".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Materia Keeper's "Hell Combo".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Materia Keeper's "Trine".

vs Lost Number (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife endures Lost Number's punches.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lost Number's "Aspil".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lost Number's "Biora".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lost Number's "Lost Blow".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lost Number's "Thundara".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Lost Number's "Quara".

vs Gi Nattak (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Gi Nattak's lance thrust.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Gi Nattak's "Drain".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Gi Nattak's "Fira".

vs Jenova BIRTH (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova BIRTH's "Gas".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova BIRTH's "Laser".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Jenova BIRTH's "Tail Laser".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Jenova BIRTH's "W-Laser".

vs Bottomswell (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bottomswell's ramming charge.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bottomswell's "Big Wave".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bottomswell's "Moonstrike".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Bottomswell's "Tail Attack".

vs Midgar Zolom (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Midgar Zolom's "Beta".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Midgar Zolom's lunging bite.

Here, Cloud Strife endures being swatted by Midgar Zolom's tail.

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, Sephiroth ragdolls Cloud Strife across the battlefield of the "Singularity" Midgar cityscape.

Here, Sephiroth's "Aeolian Onslaught" is unblockable by Cloud Strife.

Here, Sephiroth is able to send a defending Cloud Strife flying with a shower of Draw Slashes. Here, Sephiroth further enhances his Draw Slash with the power of his dark energy infused feathers and Cloud Strife is unable to block it (this attack is unnamed, but appears to be called 孤高の虚無 in the Ultimania).

Here and here, Sephiroth uses dark energy enhanced feathers as projectiles to harm and restrain Cloud Strife (though the attacks are unnamed, the Ultimania apparently calls them both 滅刃 and 影斬 respectively).

Here, Sephiroth uses Boundless Void on Cloud Strife and proceeds to assault him with attacks with his Masamune.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Sephiroth's "Hell's Gate".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Sephiroth's "Octaslash".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Sephiroth's "Heartless Angel".

vs Whisper Harbinger (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife and company tank being thrown into the air by the summons of the Whisper Harbinger's pair of tornadoes powerful enough to wreck the "Singularity" Midgar Highway.

vs Motorball/M.O.T.O.R. (Final Fantast VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Motorball/M.O.T.O.R. ramming into them.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s "Arm Attack".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s "Deadly Wheel".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s "Highway".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s "Rolling Fire".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s "Twin Burner".

vs Rufus Shinra (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rufus Shinra's "Shotgun".

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife endures Rufus Shinra's "Bright Lights" and an example of the kind of destruction they can cause.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rufus Shinra's "Guns Akimbo" and Dark Nation/Darkstar's "Follow Up".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rufus Shinra's "Think Fast".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Rufus Shinra's "Thunder Clap".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Dark Nation/Darkstar's physical assault.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Dark Nation/Darkstar's "Thunder".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Dark Nation/Darkstar's "Corkscrew".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Dark Nation/Darkstar's "Subdue".

vs Sample H0512 (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures Sample H0512's physical attacks.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Sample H0512's "Blizzard".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Sample H0512's "Fire".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Sample H0512's "Rolling Attack".

vs Whispers (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure being thrown out of the Shinra Underground Base by the assault of a group of Whispers.

vs Aps/Abzu (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, examples of Aps/Abzu's physical might.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Aps/Abzu's tail attack.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Aps/Abzu's "Lick".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Aps/Abzu's "Sewer Tsunami".

vs Airbuster (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife muses that the Airbuster is capable of fighting giant monsters and that the group would be better off fleeing than to fight it head on.

Here, the Airbuster is still only about 60% operational.

Here, Cloud Strife and company planned to sabotage Airbuster.

Here, here, and here, exposition related to M Units, AI Programming Cores, and Big Bombers.

Here, the Airbuster's "Tankbuster" destroys a large section of the steel Mako Reactor walkway.

Here and here, Cloud Strife tanks the self destruction of Airbuster.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Airbuster's "Big Bomber".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Airbuster's "Counter Attack".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Airbuster's "Energy Ball".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Airbuster's "Rear Gun".

vs Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, the Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel demonstrates the ability to jump several dozens of meters to get the drop on Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace.

Here, the Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel once more demonstrates the ability to jump around and away several dozens of meters.

Here, the Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel jumps away several dozen of meters once more and proceeds to damage large chunks of the Mako Reactor with its salvo of missiles. Here, another demonstration of the missile salvo and the damage it does to the Mako Reactor.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel's physical attacks.

Here, Cloud Strife endures Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel's "Rifle".

Here, Cloud Strife endures Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel's "Tail Laser". Here, a demonstration of the power of the Guard Scorpion/Scorpion Sentinel's "Tail Laser".

vs Free Fall (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife endures free falling from the top of Midgar's plates into Aerith Gainsborough's Church.

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife and company endure free falling into the sewers from the trap door in Don Corneo's Mansion.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure free falling into the Shinra Underground Test Site.

vs Train Jump (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife, Barret Wallace, and Tifa Lockhart jump off a moving train to no ill effect.

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife and company jump off the same train, but after having partially ensured the train slowed down some before the jump (not that this was necessary as demonstrated in the original timeline).

Resistances

vs Mental/Soul Manipulation

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

***Lifestream*** (Pages 216-217) (005.5)

Everything that lives on the Planet returns to the Planet, and new life is born from their life force, which is also the life of the Planet and is called "Spirit Energy." The flowing collective of this spiritual energy is called "the Lifestream." When those who live on the Planet die, their life force returns to the Planet, becomes part of the Lifestream and is eventually allocated into a new life that will grow. This cycle of energy normally allows the Planet to function richly.

...

*Mako poisoning*

The Lifestream is the place to which all life returns, and, as a result, it is overflowing with knowledge. Consequently, when one falls in the Lifestream, the surge of information entering their head exceeds their brain's tolerance level and the danger of their mind shattering becomes high. The state in which one's mind has collapsed like this is called "mako poisoning," and doesn't happen only by falling into the Lifestream, but also through being exposed to mako. Cloud has suffered from this condition on 2 occasions.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega
"The Lifestream is a mass of spiritual energy and one person alone couldn't stand against such an incredible spiritual current..."

So my spirit will become one with the Lifestream coursing through this Planet. I wonder if father will be there too. Does consciousness have a shape? …No, such a powerful flow of energy would shatter the consciousness of any single human being easily.

OTWTAS: The Case of Shinra

Here and here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife tank the explosion of Lifestream that ensued after the summoning of Meteor and the reawakening of the WEAPONs that destroyed the base of the Northern Crater. Cloud Strife proceeds to fall into the Lifestream below and follow the currents down to Mideel.

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife succumbs (for the secnd time) to a severe case of Mako Poisoning (a level of exposure no normal human could survive) and is able to overcome it and regain his original sense of identity with the help of Tifa Lockhart within the Lifestream.

"Stay where you belong: in my memories..."

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Cloud Strife (Post-Nibelheim) Respect Thread (Part 1)

"Alright everybody, let's mosey!"

For the best quality, switch to blog format.

Part 1 and Part 2.

Because the original became too bloated to contain it all in one place.

Covers Cloud Strife Post-Nibelheim Incident. You can find Cloud Strife Pre-Nibelheim Respect Thread here.

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

OTWTAS: The Case of Yuffie

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Tifa Lockhart Profile p042-047
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Yuffie Kisaragi Profile p064-067

Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Accolades

Chadley: "You've managed to fully tap into the potential once locked within you... By identifying and studying a subject with infinite potential such as yourself..."

It seems like you battle Weiss in the DLC. Why did you choose that character?

Nomura: Since the strongest character, Sephiroth, is already in the game, we wanted to have another formidable boss aside from Sephiroth, so we chose Weiss. I personally am curious as to how a battle would play out for the first time with Cloud versus Weiss. In fact, I even asked the team to add Weiss as a secret boss ever since the PS4 version.

FF7R Famitsu February 2021 Interview
"... After a succession of summoned beings awaits Shinra's ultimate weapon, one that only 1-C SOLDIER operators can hope to survive."
Rufus Shinra:
Rufus Shinra: "We need your power to stand up to Kadaj and his men."
Rufus Shinra: "As expected from the ex would-be SOLDIER. You haven't rusted a bit"

Limit Breaks/Abilities

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

Here and here, having your anger pushed to the limit, you can unleash unimaginable power as a Limit Break. Lower Limit Breaks have less power, but can be used more frequently. Higher Limit Breaks have more power, but can be used less frequently.

Omnislash V6

vs Sephiroth (Advent Children Complete)

"His last line doesn't make him sound entirely defeated. It's almost like he's not done yet, and he continues to linger out there, somewhere in space, waiting for the next chance. I discussed this with the voice director Shimizu, and asked him how defeared he wanted Sephiroth's final lines to sound."

Here, Cloud Strife's Omnislash V6 wounds Sephiroth to the extent he's no longer capable of sustaining his possession of Kadaj. He's otherwise left largely intact, if not fatally wounded, by the assault.

Omnislash

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Omnislash

Appears in name alone in a question when joining the Premium Fan Club. It is the strongest limit break belonging to Cloud in FFVII; a series of 15 consecutive highly charged sword strikes. In the final stages of the Jenova War, Cloud used this attack to finish off Sephiroth. In AC he also used the same attack to finish off Sephiroth, but the one used there is called “Omnislash Ver.5”, and is an evolved form of the aforementioned attack.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p499
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p499

Panel 1

大剣を頭上にかかげて、 静かに

闘気を髙め……。

Panel 2

限界に達した気を、 正面にかま

え直した剣にそそぎこむ。

Panel 3

目にも止まらぬスビー ドでモン

ス夕ーへと接近。

Panel 4

けさ懸けにー閃、さらに斬り上

げ、 突きと運続攻撃を行なう。

Panel 5

ふたたび斬り上げると同時に、

大きくジャンブ。

Panel 6

落下の勢いを利用して、 強烈な

ー撃をお見舞い。

Panel 7

羞地でくずれた体勢を立て直し

ながら、 剣を振り上げる。

Panel 8

突きから払いへの、 目にも止ま

らぬ運続攻繋。

Panel 9

返す剣で斬り上げてから、再度

強烈な突きをくり出す。

Panel 10

剣を振り上げつつ、 敵の頭上に

跳ぴ上がる。

Panel 11

落下しながらのするどい斬撃を

もうー度。

Panel 12

そこからも、 斬り上げ、 突きと

攻撃を仕掛ける。

Panel 13

三たぴ敵の頭上へとジャンブ。

その場で剣に力をこめる。

Panel 14

すベての力が集中した刀身は、

まばゆい光を放ち……。

Panel 15

たたきつけた渾身の一撃は、 閃光とともにモンス

夕ーに大ダメージを与える。

vs Sephiroth (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Sephiroth demonstrates how much stronger he has grown since the end of Final Fantasy VII by dodging, parrying, and countering Cloud Strife's Omnislash. Cloud Strife's efforts are met with him being impaled on the end of Sephiroth's Masamune for the finishing slash.

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Cloud Strife employs the Limit Break "Omnislash" to defeat Sephiroth's lingering will within the Lifestream. While Sephiroth's body is left largely intact, he no longer possesses the strength to retain his form and diffuses into the Lifestream.

Finishing Touch

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p499
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p499

Panel 1

ゆつく りと両腕を広げて呼吸を

整え‥‥‥。

Panel 2

天に向かつて剣をかかげ、 力を

こめる。

Panel 3

風をまとった剣を水平にかまえ、

腰を落とす。

Panel 4

大剣をひと振りすると、風は大竜巻へと

変化。 モンス夕一たちを巻き上げる。

vs Kadaj (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Kadaj leaps into the air to attack Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife counters Kadaj by hitting him with his Limit Break "Finishing Touch". Kadaj endures the attack.

vs Diamond WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, examples of WEAPON size in general.

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Diamond WEAPON flying into the air.

vs Emerald WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Emerald WEAPON flying upwards.

vs Ruby WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Ruby WEAPON flying into the air.

vs Ultimate WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Ultimate WEAPON flying into the air.

vs Proud Clod (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Proud Clod flying into the air.

vs Demon's Gate (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Demon's Gate flying into the air.

vs Midgar Zolom (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Midgar Zolom flying into the air.

vs Grosspanzer (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Grosspanzer flying into the air.

vs Gigas (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Gigas flying into the air.

vs Land/Sea Worm (Final Fantasy VII)

Here and here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Land and Sea Worms flying into the air.

vs Icicle (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Icicle flying upwards.

vs Hell House (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Hell House flying into the air.

vs Heavy Tank (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Heavy Tank flying into the air.

vs Ghost Ship (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Ghost Ship flying upwards.

vs Adamantaimai (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break Finishing Touch sends Adamantaimai flying into the air.

Meteorain

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498

Panel 1

周囲に風が巻き起こるほど、 剣

を大きく振りまわす。

Panel 2

力強くジャンプして上空へ。 同

時に剣が光を放ちはじめる。

Panel 3

光輝 く 大剣を振 り 切る と ` 隕石

群が発生。

Panel 4

つぎつぎと降りそそぐ隕石は、 大爆発を

起こ してモンス夕ーたちを粉砕する。

Climhazzard/Ascension

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p087
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p087

vs Bahamut SIN (Advent Children Complete)

Mechanics, creature designer, Takayuki Takeya wondered if Bahamut Shin could be beaten when he looked at it.

The fight with Bahamut Shin was done with the Weapon battles from the game in mind so that viewers could feel the whole party was fighting together.

Final Fantasy VII AC Limited Edition Staff Commentary Summarization
"Bahamut, having stored maximum energy, unleashes Mega Flare (later retconned to Peta Flare in FFRK) with uprecedented force. Cloud cuts through the blast and flies towards Bahamut. Cloud fuses his two swords and deals the finishing blow to Bahamut" - FFVII AC Limited Edition Collector's Set Bonus Script

Here and here, Cloud Strife's Climhazzard/Ascension cleaves through both Bahamut SIN's "Peta Flare" and Bahamut SIN itself, defeating it outright.

Here, here, here, and here, some examples of Bahamut SIN's vastly less powerful 'Mega Flare".

Blade Beam/Blade Burst

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498

vs Sephiroth (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash. Sephiroth dodges Cloud Strife's Blade Beams/Blade Burst.

vs Loz (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Loz sends a shockwave through the earth with a Dual Hound enhanced punch. Cloud Strife fends off Yazoo's gunfire with his Fusion Sword and prepares his Limit Break "Blade Beam" to counter to oncoming wave of earth. The attacks are equal and cancel out.

Cross Slash

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p087
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p087

Braver

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p498

vs Bahamut SIN (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break "Braver" smashes the armor covering Bahamut SIN's skull and physically overpowered its upwards ascent via flight.

vs Rufus Shinra (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife staggers Rufus Shinra via "Braver". Here and here, Rufus Shinra can block and parry "Braver".

Infinity's End

Counterstance

Focus Thrust

Summons

Summoned Beasts

Beings which are called forth from summon materia, many of which outwardly resemble monsters. As seen in the original game of FFVII, many of the summon beasts draw their targets into their own unique space in order to attack. However, Advent Children’s Bahamut Tremor, was a special summon beast who attacked while interacting with the real world.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
"Zack Fair: What? Wait... That's a Bahamut Fury!!! You took that from me!? No-no-no! Trust me, you don't want that! Give it back!... Narration: The Materia was sent back to Zack several days later. Its value was most likely lost on Yuffie, being more than she could handle."
"Subdue these legendary creatures to claim their materia."

Knights of the Round

"There are generations of knowledge and wisdom inside the Materia. We're going to borrow their powers and save the Planet from Sephiroth. There's no way we can lose the Huge Materia."
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496-497
Examples of Stars, Nebulae, and Galaxies present in Knights of the Round's Dimension

1. 未知の力に引き寄せられ` 敵の周囲の地面が大きく陥没。

"Drawn into an unknown power, the enemy's surrounding ground gives way to an enormous cave in"

2. くぼみから工ネルギーが噴き出し、 次元のはざまへの扉が開く。

"Energy spouts out from out of the cavity, and a door to the dimensional threshold opens"

3. 敵はくほみのなかの闔へ吸いこまれていき……。

"The enemy proceeds to be absorbed into the door within the cavity..."

4. 淡い光を放つ次元のはざまヘとたどり驚く。

"They pursue their course into the dimensional threshold, which casts a faint light, and become astonished"

5. 次元のはざまのかなたから姿を現した、 ひとり目の円卓の騎士。

"The first Knight of the Round revealed its form, from beyond (Beyond or other side, whichever you prefer) the dimensional threshold"

...

23. 闔のかなたで輝いていた光が強くなり、 ア一サー王が豊場。

"The light shining within the door becomes stronger, and King Arthur appears"

24. 顔全体を覆うカブトからわずかにのぞく目を光らせたのち......。

"And after taking a small peek from his helmet, which covers his entire visage..."

25. 深紅のマン 卜を広げ、 両手で聖剣工クス力リパ一を振りかざす。

"His deep crimson mantle spreads, and he brandished the Holy Sword Excalibur with both of his hands"

26. エクス力リパ一を豪快に振り下ろし、 円卓の騎士たちの運続攻撃をしめく くるア一サ一王。

"King Arthur magnificently swings Excalibur downwards, bringing the continued attacks of the Knights of the Round to a finish"

27. エクスカリパ一の衝撃波 が広がり、 空聞にヒビが入っていく。

"Excalibur's shockwave expands, and space proceeds to crack"

28. 空聞がこまかく割れ、 次元のはざまが消滅する。

"The space is minutely cleaved, and the dimensional threshold is annihilated"

Partial translation of p496 FFVII Ultimania Omega (Credits to Trexalfa)

Third pic -> 敵はくぼみのなかの闇へ吸い込まれていき

The opponent (party) is sucked up into a cavity filled with Darkness.

Partial translation of p496 FFVII Ultimania Omega

-> エクスカリバーの衝撃波が広がり、空間にひびは入っていく

The shockwave caused by Excalibur spreads out and a crack forms in Space.

Last Pic -> 空間がこまかく割れ、次元のはざまが消滅する

The Space is cut down, the DIMENSION thus vanishes.

Partial translation of p497 FFVII Ultimania Omega

1.計闇のかなたで輝ていた光が強くなり、アーサー王が登場。

Kei yami no kanata de terute ita hikari ga tsuyoku nari, āsā-ō ga tōjō.

The light shining beyond the darkness became stronger, and King Arthur appeared.

2. 顔全体を覆うカブトからわずかにのぞく目を光らせたのち。

Kao zentai o ōu kabuto kara wazuka ni nozoku me o hikaraseta nochi.

After keeping a close eye on the helmet that covers the entire face.

3. 深紅のマントを広げ,両手で聖剣エクスカリバーを振りかざす。

Shinku no manto o hiroge, ryōte de seiken ekusukaribā o furikazasu.

Spread the crimson cloak and shake the Holy Sword Excalibur with both hands.

4. エクスカリバーを豪快に振り下ろし、円卓の騎士たちの連続攻撃をしめくくるアーサー王。

Ekusukaribā o gōkai ni furi oroshi, entaku no kishi-tachi no renzoku kōgeki o shimekukuru āsā-ō.

King Arthur swings the Excalibur vigorously and finishes the continuous attack of the knights of the round table.

5. エクスカリバーの衝撃波が広がり、空間にヒビが入ってく。

Ekusukaribā no shōgekiha ga hirogari, kūkan ni hibi ga haitte ku.

The shock wave of Excalibur spreads and the space cracks.

6. 空間がこまか割くれ、次元のはざまが消滅する。

Kūkan ga komaka wari kure, jigen no hazama ga shōmetsu suru.

The space is broken up and the gaps between dimensions disappear.

Partial translation of p497 FFVII Ultimania Omega

Panel 1

未知の力に引き寄せられ` 敵の

周囲の地面が大きく陥没。

Panel 2

くぼみから工ネルギーが噴き出

し、 次元のはざまへの扉が開く。

Panel 3

敵はくほみのなかの闔へ吸いこ

まれていき……。

Panel 4

淡い光を放つ次元のはざまヘと

たどり驚く。

Panel 5

次元のはざまのかなたから姿を

現した、 ひとり目の円卓の騎士。

Panel 6

敵のもとへ高速移動し、 両手で

長剣をかまえ……。

Panel 7

すさま じ く強力な一撃で、敵を

水平に斬り払う。

Panel 8

ひとり目と入れかわりで、 ふた

り目の騎土が登場。

Panel 9

左手でヤリを回転させながら移

動し、 敵を背後から斬り刻む。

Panel 10

3人目の騎士は、 手にした赤い

ロッ ドから球体の炎を発射。

Panel 11

敵の周囲にとてつもない規棋の

大爆発が巷き起こる。

Panel 12

4人目の騎士がメイスを振りま

わして敵をたたきのめし......。

Panel 13

両手で長剣をかまえた5人目の

騎士が、すぱゃく敵を斬り上げる。

Panel 14

さらに、 銀色のハンマーで敵を

なぐりつける6人目の騎士。

Panel 15

水色のワンドを持った7人目の

騎士が、 白く輝く冷気を放つ。

Panel 16

生成された巨大な氷塊は、 すべ

ての敵を包みこむ。

Panel 17

三叉のヤを回転させ` 敵を足リ

元から斬りつける8人目の騎士。

Panel 18

9人目の騎士が、 右手に持った

錫杖を振り払い......。

Panel 19

敵に向かって数個の隕石を落下

させる。

Panel 20

ナギナ夕を回転させっつ頭上か

ら襲いかかる10人目の騎士。

Panel 21

11人目の騎士が、 両手で斧を

振り下ろして敵を斬り裂く。

Panel 22

剣をかまえた12人目の騎士が

敵をつらぬくと、あたりが静寂に。

Panel 23

闔のかなたで輝いていた光が強

くなり、 ア一サー王が豊場。

Panel 24

顔全体を覆うカブトからわずか

にのぞく目を光らせたのち......。

Panel 25

深紅のマン 卜を広げ、 両手で聖

剣工クス力リパ一を振りかざす。

Panel 26

エクス力リパ一を豪快に振り下ろし、 円卓の騎士

たちの運続攻撃をしめく くるア一サ一王。

Panel 27

エクスカリパ一の衝撃波 が広が

り、 空聞にヒビが入っていく。

Panel 28

空聞がこまかく割れ、 次元のは

ざまが消滅する。

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Safer Sephiroth endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Bizzaro Sephiroth endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

vs Jenova SYNTHESIS (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Jenova SYNTHESIS endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End" barring the final strike delivered by King Arthur's Excalibur.

vs Emerald WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, the Emerald WEAPON endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

vs Ruby WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, the Ruby WEAPON endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

Bahamut Zero

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496

Panel 1

地平線から、 陽光を背にバハム

ー卜零式が現れる。

Panel 2

宇宙空聞を高速飛行したのち、

6つの翼を順番に伸ばし……。

Panel 3

口を開いて、 青く輝く工ネルギ

ーをためはじめる。

Panel 4

絶大なる工ネルギーが、 まぱゆ

い光を発しながらロ元に集中。

Panel 5

集めた工ネルギーを、 宇宙空閤

から放出する。

Panel 6

地上の敵へ向かってまっすぐ突

き進む、 青色のエネルギー。

Panel 7

敵の上空の雲を突き破って地上

へ押し寄せ……。

Panel 8

敵に命中。 大量の光と熱があた

りに拡散する。

Panel 9

計り知れないほどの爆発が起こり、爆風がすべて

の敵を包みこむ。

Here, Summons as powerful as Bahamut Zero are born from the power of the Blue Huge Materia.

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Bahamut Zero's "Tera Flare".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Bahamut Zero's "Tera Flare".

Typhon

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Alright.

I see where that comes from, it depends how you want to interpret 天地崩壊 (This is Typhoon's designation/title it means "Collapsing World" or something to that effect). The main problem being 天地 / tenchi here.

For instance, the 5th pic:

- 放たれた閃光とともに、一瞬のうちに天地が逆転し...

- hanatareta senkou to tomo ni, isshun no uchi no Tenchi ga gyatuktenshi...

- With a flash of light, the World is reversed in an instant...

So, tenchi can mean World indeed, as well as mean Heaven & Earth, Realm... It's a pretty vague term all things considered.

I'm afraid to say this because I'm sure Megatron will jump on it, but it can also mean Universe.

In fact, my dictionary says:

Heaven and Earth, Universe.

Partial translation of p495 FFVII Ultimania Omega

Panel 1

色あざやかに輝く竜巻が発生し、

しだいに勢いを増していく。

Panel 2

竜巻を吹き飛ばしてテュポ一ン

が現れ、 不気味に笑う。

Panel 3

前方の顔が敵に向けて鼻息を吹

きかけると、 新たな竜巻が発生。

Panel 4

うしろを振り向き、 後方の顔が

大きくロを開く。

Panel 5

放たれた閃光とともに、 一瞬の

うちに天地が逆転し......。

Panel 6

地面がくずれ、 敵が真っ逆さま

に落下していく。

Panel 7

粉々にくずれ落ちた地面の破片が、 追い打ちをか

けるように敵に降りかかる。

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Typhon's "Disintegration".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Typhon's "Disintegration".

Hades

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Here, Reno and Rude discuss how the Gelnika was carrying Anti-Sephiroth Weaponry and Materia before WEAPON sank the plane (notable among them being the Highwind Limit Break, Hades Materia, and Double Cut Materia).

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Hades' "Black Cauldron".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Hades' "Black Cauldron".

Neo Bahamut

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

vs Diamond WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Diamond WEAPON endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

vs Emerald WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Emerald WEAPON endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

vs Ruby WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Ruby WEAPON endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

vs Ultimate WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Ultimate WEAPON endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

Phoenix

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

Here, an example of Phoenix's "Phoenix Flame" at Fort Condor.

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Phoenix's "Phoenix Flame".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Phoenix's "Phoenix Flame".

Alexander

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Alexander's "Judgement".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Alexander's "Judgement".

Kujata

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Kujata's "Tetra-Disaster".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Kujata's "Tetra-Disaster".

Bahamut

"A legendary summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet. According to oral tradition, there are many Bahamuts, each with their own powers and forms."
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients...
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients..."

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

Leviathan

"A summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is a tutelary dragon deity said to protect people from natural disasters..."
"A non-elemental entity capable of tremendous physical attacks. The patron deity of Wutai, this giant, serpentine entity is said to have quelled a great many calamities."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Leviathan's "Tidal Wave".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Leviathan's "Tidal Wave".

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Leviathan's "Tsunami".

Odin

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Odin's "Gungnir".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Odin's "Gungnir".

Titan

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

vs Diamond WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Diamond WEAPON endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

vs Emerald WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Emerald WEAPON endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

vs Ruby WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Ruby WEAPON endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

vs Ultimate WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Ultimate WEAPON endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

Ramuh

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Ramuh's "Judgement Bolt".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Ramuh's "Judgement Bolt".

Ifrit

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p491

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

Shiva

"An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands."
"An ice-elemental entity and ruler over the world of ice. It is said that she once saved the planet from certain destruction by staunching a great wound with a glacier."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p491

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Shiva's "Diamond Dust".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Shiva's "Diamond Dust".

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Shiva's "Diamond Dust".

Choco/Mog

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p490

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Choco/Mog's "DeathBlow!!".

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Choco/Mog's "DeathBlow!!".

Strength and Speed

Strength

Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, are several displays of Cloud Strife's ability to jump with superhuman agility through the air.

vs Omega WEAPON (Dirge of Cerberus)

Here, the Omega WEAPON begins to form, sending its tendrils into Midgar's Mako Reactors.

Here, Cloud Strife slices through the Omega WEAPON's tendril while both Chaos Vincent and himself are being bombarded by the Omega WEAPON's shockwave.

Notably?

Here and here, both Shelke and Chaos Vincent do varying degrees of damage to the Omega WEAPON's head (Shelke a decent sized hole and Chaos Vincent it's entire head respectively).

vs Building Debris (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Cloud Strife casually slices through numerous chunks of building debris sent flying by Bahamut SIN's "Mega Flare".

vs Boulder (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife kicks a large boulder in order to move it.

vs Scrap Metal (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife swings his Buster Sword with enough force as to send a large piece of scrap metal flying into a closing mechanical door in order to keep it open for Red XIII/Nanaki to pursue Hojo.

vs Reno's Pyramid (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife's able to destroy Reno's Pyramid trap with sword swing.

vs Tifa Lockhart and Barret Wallace (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, Cloud Strife's acrobatics and physical might allow him to catch a free falling Tifa Lockhart and Barret Wallace after the Valkyrie's destruction caused the platform they had been fighting on top of to collapse.

vs Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, Cloud Strife is able to lift and catch Aerith Gainsborough.

vs Metal Shipping Crates (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, Cloud Strife pushes large metal shipping crates on wheels.

vs Furniture (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife helps Aerith Gainsborough move a piece of furniture.

vs Metal Chain (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife slashes through a metal chain.

vs Barrels (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife pushes some barrels.

vs Grashtrike Webs (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife is able to tear off Grashtrike webbing that is adhering to a staircase.

vs Concrete/Metal Debris (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife lifts a piece of concrete debris off of Jessie's legs.

Here, Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart are able to push a substantial amount of concrete debris that is covering a door they need to exit.

Here, Cloud Strife lifts and tosses a various chunks of I Beams off of Jessie's body.

Here, Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace help lift a large chunk of metal debris off a person trapped underneath it.

Here, Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace push over a large wall of metal debris.

vs Cafeteria Tables (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife and company are able to destroy cafeteria tables and seating.

vs Padding/Forced Drama (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife struggles to break free of the grip of Dio's security mecha at Gold Saucer long after fighting and defeating far larger and more powerful examples of technology.

Here, Cloud Strife and company struggle to lift a thin piece of sheet metal off Cid Highwind because he needed to learn a lesson about not being a jerk or something.

vs Padding/Forced Drama (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, various examples of padding and forced drama that ignore Cloud Strife is acrobatic and swings a slab of steel heavier than himself like a butter knife.

Speed

vs Lightning (Final Fantasy VII)

Cloud Strife compared to lightning

Here, Cloud Strife's movements in comparison to flashes of lightning from within the Whirlwind Maze of the Northern Crater.

vs Machine Gun (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife dodges gunfire from a machine gun in Wall Market.

Here, here, here, here, here, and here, various examples comparing Cloud Strife to Helicopter machine gunfire.

Here, here, and here, various examples of Cloud Strife and company compared to the Valkyrie's machine gunfire.

vs Missiles (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife avoids several missiles.

vs Elena (Final Fantasy VII)

Here, Cloud Strife dodges Elena's punch.

vs Rufus Shinra (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"Shinra's vice president and the son of the president. He carries a custom-made shotgun and is protected by Darkstar, a military canine."
"A military canine serving as Rufus's personal guard dog. A one-off breed specially enhanced by Shinra's R&D Division, it follows its master's orders without hesitation, and will die to protect him."
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p660
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p660

Hurls and tosses 2 coins, shoots them and that produces a beam of light against the enemy

光線 means ray of light

A beam, in short

Partial translation of p660 FFVII Remake Ultimania (Credits to Trexalfa)

Here, after Rufus Shinra parries Cloud Strife's initial attack, Cloud Strife dodges the gunfire from Rufus Shinra and his military dog Darkstar's follow up jumping lunge attack.

Here, Cloud Strife dodges Rufus Shinra's "Bright Lights" attack.

vs Abzu (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, Cloud Strife and company avoid Abzu's "Blackwater Blast".

vs Eligor (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"A ghastly fiend that haunts the train graveyard and feeds on human fear to grow stronger. It is a manifestation of the memories and sorrows that linger in the train graveyard."

Here, Cloud Strife saves Aerith Gainsborough from Eligor's rampaging charge.

Here, Cloud Strife dodges Eligor's spear toss and rampaging charge while diving to block Eligor's Sweeping Gaze to protect both Aerith Gainsborough and Tifa Lockhart.

vs Crab Warden (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"A large sentry weapon manufactured by Shinra's Advanced Weaponry Division. It is an outdated model used during the last war, so it is kept in storage in the corkscrew tunnel. Slow but heavily armored and bristling with powerful weapons."

Here, Cloud Strife and company dodges the oncoming charge of Crab Warden.

vs Guard Dogs (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"Military canines trained by troopers from Shinra's Public Security Division. They are extremely obedient once trained, and can sniff out intruders and launch ferocious attacks when ordered."

Here, Cloud Strife dodges the assault of a charging guard dog.

vs Falling Debris (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart avoid large pieces of falling metal debris.

Here, Cloud Strife moves Tifa Lockhart out of the way of a falling metal shipping crate.

vs Leslie (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife and Leslie find themselves in a brief standoff that settles non-violently upon recognition of eachother.

Strength and Speed

vs Rosso the Crimson (Dirge of Cerberus)

"... Rising 300 meters above ground level, the steel plates surrounding the Shinra Building..."

Here, Cloud Strife and Rosso the Crimson clash with such force as to have their shockwave damage Midgar's steel plates 300 meters above their heads.

vs Sephiroth (Advent Children Complete)

"During all the battle scenes against Kadaj, I tried to keep Cloud's reactions to a minimum, only little grunts and noises. But for the fight scenes against Sephiroth, you'll notice that Cloud is breathing heavily, and he groans and grunts more often, showing just how difficult the fight is, how much more difficult it is for him to fight Sephiroth."
"Even during battle he talks with a calm, controlled tone. It's like he's transcended to another plane of existence... Even during battle, he's never short of breath; he's completely dominant in a way.

A nihilistic, reticent, former member of the Turks. While he was a bodyguard for ShinRa scientists, Hojo used him as a test subject in experiments that caused him to change into monsters (“Metamorphize”). The legendary demon “Chaos”, which resides in Vincent’s body gives him near immortality, and his appearance remains youthful, as if he is still in his 20’s from long ago. His marksmanship skills were unparalleled in his days as a Turk.

In Advent Children

When everyone wants to support Cloud, Vincent commands them to put their trust in Cloud’s hands. Not wanting to interfere, he believes that only Cloud has the power to destroy the curse from the past.

Compilation Check

The truth behind the 4th demonic transformation, Chaos.

Lucrecia gave Vincent secret reports that revealed the truth behind Chaos, the strongest of the four demonic transformations Vincent uses in FFVII. But why does Lucrecia give Vincent these reports? – The answer is revealed in Dirge of Cerberus.

Chaos was the unique lifeform that Lucrecia was researching, which possesses the ability to collect all living beings into the Lifestream. Therefore Lucrecia used this element to revive Vincent as he was approaching death and as a result granted him perennial youth. However, Chaos still posses a power so potent it could destroy the world and trying to suppress its power takes a great toll on Vincent.

[DC] The Ancient Materia is a special materia, and without it, Chaos goes wild.

[DC] DG snatches away the Ancient Materia from inside Vincent’s body, causing him to temporarily lose his sanity due to the awakening of Chaos.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Vincent Valentine Profile p068-071

Protomateria

Discovered by Grimoire Valentine at Chaos’s spring. Possessing antimatter-like properties, it is able to hold back Chaos’s emergence. Being that Chaos’s manifestation leads to the world’s end, it’s possible this materia exists so the planet can live a long life.

...

Chaos

A Weapon born from the stagnation of life. It appears when a planet is dying and takes up the role of harvesting all life. The harvested life is returned to the cosmos (sky) via Omega, the one who bears “the end name.” Presently, it dwells within Vincent’s body thanks to Lucrecia.

DC Official Complete Guide Terms

Here and here, Cloud Strife slices through numerous large chunks of ShinRa HQ Building debris.

Here, Cloud Strife's clash with Sephiroth craters the metal Sephiroth is standing on.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife leap high into the air. Both slice through a large piece of metal structure with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction.

Here, Sephiroth calls down lightning from the storm he created and both he and Cloud Strife begin to clash.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife clash as they travel on roof tops and through the air. Sephiroth sends Cloud Strife flying backwards to end the exchange.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife ping pong across the building's interior as they clash numerous times with one another.

Here, Cloud Strife shoves Sephiroth through numerous concrete floors to no particular effect.

Here, Cloud Strife jumps a great distance to avoid falling ShinRa HQ Building debris likely sliced up by Sephiroth.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash. Sephiroth dodges Cloud Strife's Blade Beams/Blade Burst.

Here, Sephiroth slices through part of a metal structure in Midgar's ruined cityscape with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction. Both Sephiroth and Cloud Strife leap far off into the distance afterwards.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash, ending in a short blade lock.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash within the confines of a cascade of falling ShinRa HQ Building debris.

Here, an exhausted Cloud Strife scales the side of the ShinRa HQ Building by jumping up its crumbled facade.

Here, Sephiroth gains the upper hand on an exhausted Cloud Strife in the next exchange and sends him flying into the walls of the ruined ShinRa HQ Building interior.

Here, Sephiroth torments Cloud Strife by flinging him into the sky and wounding him with "Octaslash". While injured and previously exhausted, Cloud Strife is still able to fight and largely intact, even managing to counter a few strikes during the entire disorienting exchange.

vs Kadaj (Advent Children Complete)

Geostigma Afflicted

Here, Kadaj dodges Cloud Strife's incoming attack by jumping far out of the way.

Here, Cloud Strife is briefly distracted by his Geostigma, giving Kadaj all the opening he needs to overwhelm Cloud Strife in their brief exchange of blows.

Here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj clash as their motorcycles skid towards the edge of the Highway.

Here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj clash once more, Cloud's sleeve rips from Kadaj's missed strike.

Here, Cloud Strife ducks a falling pillar.

Here, Kadaj attacks Cloud Strife with magic, misses, and blows up Aerith's Sector 5 Church flower bed.

Geostigma Healed

Here, Kadaj attacks Cloud Strife with magic. Cloud Strife easily manages to dodge and lunges at Kadaj to begin their battle.

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj block, parry, and dodge each others attacks as they dash and jump around the Midgar ruined cityscape.

Here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj run up the side of a skyscraper as they block, parry and dodge each other's attacks. Kadaj manages to briefly disarm Cloud Strife.

Here, Cloud Strife jumps after Kadaj who he had previously sent flying with his Limit Break "Finishing Touch".

Here, Kadaj distracts Cloud Strife by swatting at him with Jenova's "Head", jumps far away to catch the thrown "Head", and begins his "Reunion".

vs Bahamut SIN (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Cloud Strife saves Barret Wallace from falling building debris created by Bahamut SIN's "Mega Flare".

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife jumps after and clashes numerous times with Bahamut SIN.

vs Loz and Yazoo (Advent Children Complete)

Outside Midgar

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Yazoo's gunfire.

Here and here, Cloud Strife avoids Yazoo's gunfire.

Here, Loz blocks Cloud Strife's initial attack only for Cloud Strife to get distracted by his Geostigma allowing for Loz to disarm him when they next clash.

Forgotten City

Here, Cloud Strife manuevers through the gunfire of Loz and Yazoo.

Here, as Cloud Strife needs to defend against Yazoo's gunfire with his Fusion Sword, Loz comes in to initiate melee and they have a brief exchange before Loz's blocked punch sends Cloud Strife flying backwards.

Here, Cloud Strife lunges at Loz, Loz sends him flying overhead with a kick. Yazoo jumps in to attack Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife manages to block the initial strike, only to get sent flying backwards by the follow up kick.

Here, Cloud Strife deflects Yazoo's gunfire, his counterattacks are parried and fended off by Yazoo.

Here, Loz sends a shockwave through the earth with a Dual Hound enhanced punch. Cloud Strife fends off Yazoo's gunfire with his Fusion Sword and prepares his Limit Break "Blade Beam" to counter to oncoming wave of earth. The attacks are equal and cancel out.

Here, Loz forces Cloud Strife onto the defensive with a Dual Hound enhanced strike to the gut and Cloud Strife is on the back foot the entire clash between himself and Loz and Yazoo. Cloud Strife is forced to retreat into the air by jumping away.

Here, Loz tosses Yazoo at Cloud Strife, Cloud Strife deflects Yazoo's gunfire before the pair have a brief exchange in the air where Yazoo kicks Cloud Strife away and disarms him with a well placed gun shot.

Here, Cloud Strife deflects more bullets as he is placed on the defensive as the trio block, counter, and dodge their respective attacks midair. Loz breaks more of the petrified tree by barreling through it. Cloud Strife is sent flying by a kick to end the exchange.

Egde/Midgar Highway

Here, Cloud Strife avoids a dislodged metal sign.

Here, Cloud Strife avoids a crashing Helicopter.

Here, Cloud Strife avoids Yazoo's motorcycle gunfire.

Here, Cloud Strife avoids Yazoo's gunfire.

Here, Cloud Strife and Yazoo briefly clash while riding their motorcycles and push apart.

Here, Loz jumps to attack Cloud Strife, whiffs, and breaks the asphalt underneath his punch.

Here, Loz jumps from the ceiling to assault Cloud Strife and they briefly clash before Cloud Strife overpower Loz and sends him flying. Yazoo forces Cloud Strife to deflect his gunfire with his Fusion Sword and they both close in on one another to briefly clash.

Here, Loz halts the forward momentum of his motorcycle by gouging the asphalt with his fist, chucks it at Cloud Strife with his legs, and has Yazoo dodge under it as it passes by to hit Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife bisects the motorcycle with a slash of his Fusion Sword.

Here, Cloud Strife kicks Loz into his motorcycle.

Here, Loz and Yazoo clash with Geostigma Afflicted Cloud Strife and end up enduring the force of being thrown by Cloud Strife's whirling slash attack that destroyed Loz's Dual Hound.

vs Reno (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Cloud Strife casually clashes with and avoids an attack from Reno.

vs Shadow Creepers (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Cloud Strife swats a pair of Shadow Creepers.

Here, Cloud Strife swats another Shadow Creeper.

Here, Cloud Strife swats yet another Shadow Creeper.

Here, Cloud Strife takes out a trio of Shadow Creepers lunging at Denzel by chucking his sword like a boomerang.

vs Safer Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)'

Else If (Count == 4) Then {

Choose Self

Use <> (Fly Up) on Target

Stage = 1

Safer*Sephiroth's IdleAnim = Flying High

Safer*Sephiroth's HurtAnim = Flinch (Flying High)

Safer*Sephiroth's Range = 16

...

Else {

Choose Self

Use <> (Fly Down) on Target

Stage = 0

Safer*Sephiroth's IdleAnim = Flying Low

Safer*Sephiroth's HurtAnim = Flinch (Flying Low)

Safer*Sephiroth's Range = 1

Count = 0

Safer Sephiroth's AI Script

Here, Cloud Strife can harm Safer Sephiroth with his physical might.

vs Bizzaro Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

} Else If (Self is TempVar:Head) Then {

TempVar:Head's [4278] = 20

If (GlobalVar:BzDead-MainHead == 1) Then

{

Inflict Death on TempVar:Head

Remove TempVar:Head

All Allies' IdleAnim = Head KOed

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Head KOed)

...

If ((TempVar:MainBody's CustomVar:HRvvTurns == 0) Then

{

Remove Death Status from TempVar:Head

Activate TempVar:Head

TempVar:Head's HP = TempVar:Head's Max HP

Print Message [Head Portion (B) Revived]

GlobalVar:BzDead-MainHead = 0

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

All Allies' IdleAnim = Normal

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Normal)

TempVar:TurnTaken = 1

...

{

All Allies' IdleAnim = Normal

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Normal)

} Else {

All Allies' IdleAnim = Head KOed

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Head KOed)

...

} Else If (Self is TempVar:Head) Then {

If (TempVar:MainBody doesn't have Death Status) Then

{

Choose TempVar:Head's Last Attacker (General)

Use Demi3 on Target

Print Message [Head Portion (B) Dead]

Chose Self

Use <> on Target

TempVar:MainBody's IdleAnim = Head KOed

TempVar:MainBody's HurtAnim = Flinch (Head KOed)

TempVar:MainBody's CustomVar:HRvvTurns = Rnd(1..3)

If (GlobalVar:BzHeadDeaths < 249) Then

Bizzaro Sephiroth's AI Script

Here and here, Sephiroth's telekinesis hammers Cloud and friends with overwhelming power while he simultaneously keeps Holy at bay with his Will. The Party seems to overcome his telekinetic pressure/hold in order to initiate combat.

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife is able to harm, cripple, and kill various parts of Bizzaro Sephiroth's body.

vs Jenova SYNTHESIS (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Choose Self

Use <Right Hand Revived> on Target

Remove all Statuses from Jenova*SYNTHESISC

Jenova*SYNTHESISC's HP = [Jenova*SYNTHESISC's Max HP / 4]

All Allies' IdleAnim = Left Arm Dead

Use <Left Hand Revived> on Target

Remove all Statuses from Jenova*SYNTHESISB

Jenova*SYNTHESISB's HP = [Jenova*SYNTHESISB's Max HP / 4]

All Allies' IdleAnim = Normal

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Normal)

Jenova*SYNTHESISA's Def = 100

Jenova*SYNTHESISA's MDf = 180:::::

...

If (Jenova*SYNTHESISC doesn't have Death Status) Then

{

If (Jenova*SYNTHESISB has Death Status) Then

{

All Allies' IdleAnim = Left Arm Dead

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Left Arm Dead)

}

} Else If (Jenova*SYNTHESISB has Death Status) Then {

All Allies' IdleAnim = Both Arms Dead

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Both Arms Dead)

} Else {

All Allies' IdleAnim = Right Arm Dead

All Allies' HurtAnim = Flinch (Right Arm Dead)

Jenova SYNTHESIS' AI Script

Here, Cloud Strife is able to cripple Jenova SYNTHESIS' limbs and causes her main body harm with his physical might.

vs Diamond WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Else If (Count == 2) Then {

Print Message [Countdown]

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Diamond Weapon's IdleAnim = Countdown Stance

Diamond Weapon's HurtAnim = Flinch (Countdown Stance)

Stage = 1

Choose Random Opponent

Use <Diamond Fire> on Target

Count = Count + 1

Print Message [3]

...

} Else {

Print Message [0]

Choose All Opponents

Use Diamond Flash on Target

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Count = 0

Stage = 0

TempVar:L/SLimit = 0

Diamond Weapon's IdleAnim = Normal Stance

Diamond Weapon's HurtAnim = Flinch (Normal Stance)

...

Diamond Weapon's Physical Immunity = On

If ((Command is Summon or W-Summon or Limit) OR (Stage == 1)) Then

{

Diamond Weapon's Physical Immunity = Off

TempVar:L/SCount = TempVar:L/SCount + 1

If ((TempVar:L/SCount > TempVar:FlashLimit) & (Stage == 0)) Then

Diamond WEAPON's AI Script

Here, Cloud Strife is able to harm Diamond WEAPON with his physical might.

vs Emerald WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Else If (Count == 3) Then {

Choose Self

Use <> (Revive Eyes) on Target

Emerald Weapon's IdleAnim = Open Eyes

Emerald Weapon's HurtAnim = Flinch (Open Eyes)

Leg's IdleAnim = Leg: Open Eyes

Leg's HurtAnim = Leg: Flinch (Open Eyes)

...

If (BattleVar:EyesLeft == 0) Then {

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Count = 0

Emerald Weapon's IdleAnim = Closed Eyes

Emerald Weapon's HurtAnim = Flinch (Closed Eyes)

Leg's IdleAnim = Leg: Closed Eyes

Leg's HurtAnim = Leg: Flinch (Closed Eyes)

Stage = 0

}

} Else If (Count == 5) Then {

Choose All Opponents

Use Emerald Beam on Target

Count = Count + 1

If (BattleVar:EyesLeft == 0) Then {

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Count = 0

Emerald Weapon's IdleAnim = Closed Eyes

Emerald Weapon's HurtAnim = Flinch (Closed Eyes)

Leg's IdleAnim = Leg: Closed Eyes

Leg's HurtAnim = Leg: Flinch (Closed Eyes)

Stage = 0

...

Else {

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Count = 0

Emerald Weapon's IdleAnim = Closed Eyes

Emerald Weapon's HurtAnim = Flinch (Closed Eyes)

Leg's IdleAnim = Leg: Closed Eyes

Leg's HurtAnim = Leg: Flinch (Closed Eyes)

Stage = 0

Emerald WEAPON's AI Script

Here, Cloud Strife is able to destroy the Emerald WEAPON's various eyes with his physical might.

vs Ruby WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here, Cloud Strife can injure the Ruby WEAPON's tentacles enough to force it to withdraw them from underground.

vs Helletic Hojo (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

AI: Counter - General {

If (Helletic Hojo's IdleAnim == Both Arms Alive) Then

{

TempVar:HHGroup's HurtAnim = Flinch (Both Arms Alive)

} Else If (Helletic Hojo's IdleAnim == Right Arm Dead) Then {

TempVar:HHGroup's HurtAnim = Flinch (Right Arm Dead)

} Else {

TempVar:HHGroup's HurtAnim = Flinch (Left Arm Dead)

Helletic Hojo's AI Script

Here and here, Cloud Strife can cripple and destroy Helletic Hojo's limbs with his physical might.

vs Proud Clod (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Else If (Count == 7) Then {

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Proud Clod's IdleAnim = Kneeling

Proud Clod's HurtAnim = Flinch (Kneeling)

Count = 8

...

Else {

Choose Self

Use <> on Target

Proud Clod's IdleAnim = Standing

Proud Clod's HurtAnim = Flinch (Standing)

Count = Rnd(0..1)

...

AI: Counter - General {

If (Proud Clod's IdleAnim == Standing) Then

{

Proud Clod's HurtAnim = Flinch (Standing)

} Else {

Proud Clod's HurtAnim = Flinch (Kneeling)

Proud Clod's AI Script

Here, Cloud Strife destroys Proud Clod's Jamar Armor with his physical might.

vs Carry Armor (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

AI: Counter - General

{

If (Carry Armor's IdleAnim == Both Arms Empty) Then

{

Carry Armor's HurtAnim = Flinch (Both Arms Empty)

} Else If (Carry Armor's IdleAnim == Right Arm Full) Then {

Carry Armor's HurtAnim = Flinch (Right Arm Full)

} Else If (Carry Armor's IdleAnim == Left Arm Full) Then {

Carry Armor's HurtAnim = Flinch (Left Arm Full)

} Else If (Carry Armor's IdleAnim == Both Arms Full) Then {

Carry Armor's HurtAnim = Flinch (Both Arms Full)

Carry Armor's AI Script

Here and here, Cloud Strife destroys Carry Armor's limbs with his physical might.

vs Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Chapter 17

Here, Sephiroth cuts apart the steel walkway as Cloud Strife charges him. Cloud Strife jumps at Sephiroth, they clash, Sephiroth overpowers him and sends Cloud falling to the lab’s lower level below.

Chapter 18

For reference?

Here, Sephiroth absorbs the power of Meteor as some kind of power up before the final battle. Sephiroth displays both manipulation of the debris of the destroyed cityscape and the weather via his telekinesis.

Because why not kill the illusion of power growth by having the party fight the original game's final boss at comparable or higher power to the last time they had to do so. Its not like they had over a month more of preparation or anything.

Here, Sephiroth tosses the Shinra HQ Building and other assorted skyscrapers/debris at Cloud Strife and company via telekinesis.

Here, Cloud Strife manages to slice his way through numerous pieces of skyscraper and train debris.

Here, Cloud Strife rushes Sephiroth and blade locks him for a bit before Sephiroth overpowers him.

Here and here, Cloud Strife sends Sephiroth flying with a combination of slashes across "Singularity" Midgar's debris battle field as he jumps after him.

Here, Cloud Strife's able to parry Sephiroth's "Telluric Fury".

Here and here, Sephiroth endures the combination assault of Aerith's Ability "Ray of Judgement" or Tifa's Limit Break "Somersault" and Ability "Starshower" topped off by Cloud's downward slash sending him crashing through "Singularity" Midgar's building debris.

Here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife's final attack, an explosion of Whispers ensues and both Cloud Strife and Sephiroth travel to the Edge of Creation.

Here, Cloud Strife and Sephiroth clash a number of times before Sephiroth overpowers him.

Here, Cloud Strife and Sephiroth clash and dodge a couple strikes a piece.

Here, Cloud Strife after images at Sephiroth, Sephiroth blocks his strike.

Here, more clashing, parrying, and dodging for Cloud Strife and Sephiroth.

Here, the final blade lock, Sephiroth overpowers Cloud Strife after a few seconds.

vs Whisper Harbinger (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"An accretion of Whispers, the so-called arbiters of fate. The creatures appear when someone tries to alter destiny's course. They are connected to all the threads of time and space that shape the planet's fate."

Here, the Whisper Harbinger generates a pseudo black hole in order to draw in various pieces of "Singularity" Midgar structural debris. The Whisper Harbinger proceeds to throw what it has gathered at Cloud Strife.

Here, Cloud Strife manages to dodge, parry, deflect, and bisect various pieces of Whisper Harbinger thrown debris.

vs Whisper Rubrum/Kadaj (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"An entity from a future timeline that has manifested in the present day. It fights with a sword to protect the future that gave shape to it."
Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania p716

Here, Cloud Strife intercepts and blocks a charging Whisper Rubrum's attempted attack on Tifa Lockhart.

Here, Cloud Strife and Whisper Rubrum clash evenly with one another before breaking off.

vs Motorball/M.O.T.O.R. (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife's slashes are able to heavily damage Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s wheels.

Here, Cloud Strife slices clean through and off a large section of Motorball/M.O.T.O.R.'s body and wheels.

vs Helicopter (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife slices off the main rotor of a Shinra Hellicopter.

vs Shinra Transport Vehicle (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife slices off the wheel of a Shinra Transport Vehicle and forces it to skid out and crash.

vs Rufus Shinra (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"I heard President Shinra was killed. And his son Rufus, the new president, was badly hurt."

Here and here, Cloud Strife can block and overpower Darkstar's "Corkscrew".

Here and here, Cloud Strife can block and overpower Darkstar's "Whirlwhip".

Here, Cloud Strife blocks both Rufus Shinra's "Guns Akimbo" and Darkstar's "Follow Up".

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Rufus Shinra's recoil enhanced physical charge attack and the ensuing shotgun fire.

Here, Cloud Strife briefly trades blows with Rufus Shinra before disarming him of both of his shotguns.

vs Jenova Dreamweaver (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"A top secret Shinra experimental speciment. Information on it is scarce, but it is believed to induce hallucinations."

Here, Cloud Strife slices off one of Jenova Dreamweaver's many tentacles.

vs Failed Experiment (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"An experimental specimen kept in the Shinra underground research facility. It was human once, but cellular transplants from various large creatures have turned it into a terrifying creature. It leads a group of failed test subjects."

Here, here, here, and here, various examples of the Failed Experiment's physical might.

Here, Cloud Strife critically injures the Failed Experiment with a leaping slash of his sword and physically overwhelms it before it can assault Tifa Lockhart and Barret Wallace.

vs Reno (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"An operative with the Turks unit of Shinra's General Affairs Division. Fast and agile, he leaps in to attack with his special Shinra-made security baton."
"Cloud becomes Aerith's bodyguard and fends off the Turk who attacks them. As he's about to finish him off, the ghostly beings from Sector 8 appear before them."
Elena: "...Thanks to what you did to Reno, we're short-handed." Rude: "...Reno said he wanted to see you after the injuries you gave him healed. He wants to show his affection for you all... with a new weapon."

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Reno's kick after Reno had avoided Cloud Strife's sword swing.

Here, Cloud Strife blocks and avoids Reno's attacks after Reno had blitzed behind Cloud Strife.

Here, Cloud Strife has defeated Reno and had him at his mercy before the Whispers stepped in to intervene.

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Reno's jumping downward stab, Reno jumps away and avoids Cloud Strife's next sword swing.

Here, Cloud Strife and Reno briefly clash before Reno repels Cloud Strife backwards.

Here and here, Reno's injuries from the fight on top of the Sector 7 Pillar were sufficient to leave him incapable of moving.

vs Rude (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"An operative with the Turks unit of Shinra's General Affairs Division. As he possesses incredible strength and a well-toned physique, he prefers using his fists over weapons."
"Rude ambushes the two on the way to Aerith's house, but Cloud drives him away."

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Rude's kick.

Here, Cloud Strife pushes Rude back with enough force to break Rude's sunglasses through Rude's guard.

Here, Cloud Strife finishes his fight with Rude by bringing Rude to his knees.

Here, Rude avoids Cloud Strife's charging slash.

vs Ghoul (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"An aggregate of ghosts. The large amount of baleful energy that result from this aggregation allow it to use telekinesis."

Here and here, Cloud Strife is able to dodge and deflect Ghoul's telekinetically thrown objects.

Here, Cloud Strife is able to save Aerith Gainsborough and dodge Ghoul's fireball attack.

vs Hell House (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife dodges and slashes at the Hell House's "Chair Salvo" and performs a jumping downward stab into the Hell House's head to finish it off, penetrating clean through the metal plating, before jumping away in time for Hell House to explode.

vs Roche (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"A 3-C SOLDIER operator who loves bikes, speed, and anyone capable of going toe-to-toe with him. He is ostracized by many in the organization, however, due to his antics and general disregard for anyone's safety."

Here and here, its worth noting Cloud Strife never appears to take steps to kill Roche (both appear to treat it like a spar, Cloud even asking him "Satisfied?"), not viewing him as enough of a threat as to bother.

Relevance?

Here and here, he's more than willing to kill Johnny because his mouth is a threat to keeping AVALANCHE's secrets and Leslie if he so much as hints at betraying AVALANCHE with a trap.

Meaning?

Cloud was probably not fighting Roche seriously or treating him like an actual threat. Cloud's more than willing to kill credible threats to his friends and his own safety.

Here, an example of Roche's "Blade Beam".

Here, Cloud Strife and Roche clash after Roche had disarmed Jessie of her gun.

Here, Cloud Strife and Roche clash several times before briefly locking blades evenly.

Here, Cloud Strife gets serious, performs a jumping slash to disarm Roche, and proceeds to cripple his motorcycle with a jumping overheard sword slash.

Here, Cloud Strife blocks and parries Roche's charging slash.

Here, Cloud Strife has sufficiently beaten Roche to the point he's briefly staggered him into fatigue before the duel between the pair continues.

vs Sephiroth Clone (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife overpowers a Sephiroth Clone being possessed by Sephiroth's image.

vs Whispers (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife slashes through an oncoming Whisper.

Here, Cloud Strife clashes with the "Enigmatic Spectre".

Here, Cloud Strife slashes through the Whispers circling around Barret Wallace and Tifa Lockhart.

Here, Cloud Strife jumps high into the air to pursue Sephiroth. Cloud Strife dodges and swats aside all the Whispers that try to impede his progress.

vs Sweepers/Cutters (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here and here, during a scripted tutorial in Chapter 4 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we're informed summons may begin to stir should the enemy they're facing to be formidable. The "formidable enemy" in question is a pair of Sweepers. One of the potential summons for this scripted tutorial and summoning is Ifrit. Ifrit rouses from slumber because a pair of Sweepers are "formidable".

Here, here, and here, various examples of the physical feats performed by Sweepers/Cutters.

Here, Sweepers are powerful enough to take out an entire squad in seconds.

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Sweeper gunfire.

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Sweeper gunfire and sends it reeling with a single slash of his sword.

Here, in an artificial moment of peril forged to make the emotional impact of Wedge's future ambiguous death hit harder, Cloud Strife still reacts to block the oncoming chaing restraint gunfire of the Sweeper.

vs Sahagin (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"Aquatic creatures that have taken up residence in the sewers. They are intelligent enough to have created their own language, and they defend their territory with harpoons of their own fashioning."

Here, Cloud Strife deflects a thrust of the Sahagin's harpoon.

Here, Cloud Strife's sword slashes and kicks are strong enough to repel and send various Sahagin flying backwards.

vs Slug-Rays (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

"A compact sentry weapon manufactured by Shinra's Advanced Weaponry Division. Its gyroscopic control system enables the unit to track and engage intruders from the air at high speeds."

Here and here, Cloud Strife blocks and parries the on coming charges of several Slug-Rays. The resulting impacts destroy the Slug-Rays.

Here, Cloud Strife's attacks on the Slug-Rays damage the train car the fight takes place within.

vs Shinra Infantry (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Chapter 2

Here, Cloud Strife's cuts a member of the Shinra Infantry down as he goes to escape from the Shinra Infantry's hail of gunfire to the top of a passing train.

Chapter 4

Here, Cloud Strife blocks and avoids the gunfire of several Shinra Infantry and proceeds to strike down a Shinra Infantry with a single swing of his Buster Sword.

Chapter 8

Here, Cloud Strife blocks the gunfire of Shinra Infantry while also sending them flying from the force of his attacks.

Chapter 16

Here, Cloud Strife blocks the gunfire of a pair of Shinra Infantry.

Chapter 17

Here, Cloud Strife swings his Buster Sword with enough force that the impact's shockwave sends the surrounding Shinra Infantry staggering backwards.

Here, Cloud Strife takes out and avoids the gunfire of Shinra Infantry while riding a motorcycle.

Here, Cloud Strife blocks Shinra Infantry gunfire and proceeds to use his Buster Sword as a fulcrum to lift his motorcycle into the air and use its momentum to take out numerous members of the Shinra Infantry surrounding Heidegger.

Here, Cloud Strife tosses his Buster Sword with enough force to embed it into the glass of the Shinra HQ Building's exterior. Cloud Strife proceeds to crash through the damaged window and catch his Buster Sword upon impact.

Chapter 18

Here, Cloud Strife blocks the gunfire of Shinra Infantry in pursuit of the party on motorcycles. Cloud Strife proceeds to systematically take down the pursuing Shinra Infantry with his Buster Sword. Cloud Strife was sending both the Shinra Infantry and the Motorcycles flying upon impact.

vs Don Corneo (Final Fantasy VII Remake)

Here, Cloud Strife sends a leaping Don Corneo flying backwards onto his bed with a kick.

"Nailed it, I know, thank you. Moving on."
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Cloud Strife (Pre-Nibelheim) Respect Thread

"If only I were SOLDIER..."

For the best quality, switch to blog format.

This covers Cloud Strife up to the Nibelheim Incident. Believe it or not, the guy has feats notable enough to catalog before he gets juiced up on Jenova Cells and Mako Energy by Hojo.

Think of this as a prelude to the main thread... as that's already too long and I might as well distinguish between era better this way.

You can find Cloud Strife Post-Nibelheim Respect Thread here.

Anyway?

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

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Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Tifa Lockhart Profile p042-047
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Yuffie Kisaragi Profile p064-067

Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Combat Ability

vs Griffon

Here, Cloud Strife demonstrates some modest competency with an assault rifle as he downs a Griffon about to attack Zack Fair.

Strength and Speed

vs Sephiroth (Nibelheim)

Cloud’s Skill with Greatswords

As a regular member of the Shinra Army, Cloud’s standard armament in this game is an automatic rifle, but as demonstrated in Scene 08-19 where he impaled Sephiroth with the Buster Sword he is adept at wielding greatswords. He appears to have had some grounding in using swords, and there is also a scene in “BC” where he fights back against an elite AVALANCHE unit with a large sword.

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A Natural Talent for Swordsmanship.

In BC the 14 year old Cloud, on an escort mission, steals a sword from the enemies’ elite Raven soldiers, and shows amazing swordsmanship for his first time to the amazement of the Turk working with him. It is probably because he has this natural talent for using large swords that he able to use Zack’s Buster Sword so well.

[BC] The Turk also expresses surprise at Cloud handling the sword so well that one wouldn’t expect it from just having watched others.

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Here, here,and here, an Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife stabs Sephiroth through the torso with the Buster Sword.

Here, an Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife takes a jumping slash at Sephiroth before being parried aside and sent flying through the doorway. Sephiroth's slash causes the the walls of the Mako Reactor to super heat from the force.

Here, here, here, and here, an Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife gets impaled by Sephiroth only to physically overpower and ragdoll him into his first defeat.

vs Ravens

For context?

Here, Ravens are on the same level as SOLDIER.

Here, Ravens are considered to be SOLDIER redesigned.

Essai

A SOLDIER 2nd Class who appeared in “BC”. He had been on assignments with Zack in the past, and since then they were close friends. He participated in the assault against AVALANCHE at Icicle Lodge in [ ν ] -εуλ 0002, and was killed in battle. During one of the flashbacks with Tseng in the D.M.W. in this game, there is a scene where Zack and Tseng visit the grave-markers of Essai and Sebastian.

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Here, a pair of Ravens one shot the pair of 2nd Class SOLDIERs Essai and Sebastian.

Here, a single Raven proves able to one shot a pair of 2nd Class SOLDIERs Essai and Sebastian.

So, what can someone of 2nd Class in SOLDIER do? Or maybe even a lower class?

Here and here, during a scripted tutorial in Chapter 4 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we're informed summons may begin to stir should the enemy they're facing to be formidable. The "formidable enemy" in question is a pair of Sweepers. One of the potential summons for this scripted tutorial and summoning is Ifrit. Ifrit rouses from slumber because a pair of Sweepers are "formidable".

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."

Of similar note? For a summon on Ifrit's general level like Shiva?

"An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands."
"An ice-elemental entity and ruler over the world of ice. It is said that she once saved the planet from certain destruction by staunching a great wound with a glacier."
"A 3-C SOLDIER operator who loves bikes, speed, and anyone capable of going toe-to-toe with him. He is ostracized by many in the organization, however, due to his antics and general disregard for anyone's safety."

Here, Roche, a 3rd Class SOLDIER, overpowers a number of Sweepers.

Furthermore?

The SOLDIER cadets fight not only monsters, but the Cutter enemy, Scorpion Sentinel, and other Shinra machines. What is the reason behind that?

Nomura: It’s all part of their SOLDIER training. They have to undergo various situations to experience realistic battles.

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You also can refer to Zack Fair during his time as a 2nd Class SOLDIER. Notable feats of his during that time included fighting Ifrit and Bahamut.

vs Bahamut

"A legendary summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet. According to oral tradition, there are many Bahamuts, each with their own powers and forms."
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients...
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients..."

Here, the beginning (upon summons, Bahamut drags Zack Fair into its own dimension). Here, the ending.

Here, Zack Fair endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

vs Ifrit

Here, the beginning (upon summons, Ifrit drags Zack Fair into its own dimension). Here, the ending (Zack Fair beat Ifrit hard enough to leave it temporarily knocked out/crippled on the ground).

Here, Zack Fair endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

And these are all indeed expected of a 2nd Class SOLDIER, Zack Fair saw no promotion to 1st Class SOLDIER until April of the next year, a good 4-5 months after his skirmishes with Bahamut and Ifrit respectively.

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October

· Genesis, who had been dispatched to Wutai, deserts the military, taking with him a host of 2nd and 3rd Class SOLDIERs. This becomes known as the Mass SOLDIER Desertion Incident.

November

· Zack trains and performs various missions as a SOLDIER 2nd Class.

· Zack and his mentor, Angeal, are sent to Wutai to take part in an operation to bring an end to the Wutai War. Zack Fair encounters Yuffie Kisaragi for the first time here, and soon thereafter meets Sephiroth as well. Angeal goes missing.

December

· Rufus Shinra assumes the position of Shin-Ra Vice President. At this time, he leaves on what is ostensibly a long-term business trip.

· Zack and Tseng go to Banora Village, which they learn has been converted into a stronghold for his army, with the residents slaughtered. All the evidence is destroyed by a Shin-Ra airstrike.

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April

· Zack is promoted to SOLDIER 1st Class. On the same day, Genesis invades Midgar with his army of Genesis Copies.

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Anyway?

Here and here, the Player Turk is assisted (they consider him a lifesaver) by an emotionally heightened (he was desperate, doesn't even remember what happened) Cloud Strife defeat a pair of Ravens.

Here, the Player Turk has assessed Cloud Strife to be a future SOLDIER.

vs AVALANCHE Troopers

Here, an emotionally heightened Cloud Strife defeats a pair of AVALANCHE Troopers in a single attack.

vs Tree Trunk

Here, a trio of Shinra Infantry demonstrate they're strong enough to lift, carry, and move a large downed Tree Trunk with little difficulty. As Cloud Strife is among there number, it stands to reason he can accomplish the same.

vs Hollander

Here, Cloud Strife briefly grapples with Hollander before being overpowered.

Funnily enough, of all his feats before his later enhancement, his showing vs Hollander's the only one of its nature that "poor". Other than that, when his emotions are peaked out, distinguishing him from the Turks or SOLDIER is difficult to do.

Durability

vs Sephiroth (Nibelheim)

Here, Cloud Strife endured the fire Sephiroth set ablaze in Nibelheim and went after him into the Mako Reactor.

Here, an Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife takes a jumping slash at Sephiroth before being parried aside and sent flying through the doorway. Sephiroth's slash causes the the walls of the Mako Reactor to super heat from the force.

Here, here, here, and here, an Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife gets impaled by Sephiroth only to physically overpower and ragdoll him into his first defeat.

vs Angeal Hewley

Here, both Cloud Strife and Tseng survived Angeal Hewley’s (offscreen) assault.

vs Ravens

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures a beating from a Raven.

vs G Deleter/G Legion

Copy Technology

Technology which, by transplanting the cells of a G-Type SOLDIER into a physically strong subject, copies the donor’s abilities, appearance, and characteristics onto the subject. However it does not always yield perfect results, and differences in appearance and ability may arise based on the subject’s latent potential. For example, the reason the Genesis and Angeal Copies in the game seem weaker than their originals is due to the subject’s latent potential being inferior to the originals, and are unable to fully utilise the abilities they received.

The influence of the copying process also extends to the subject’s mind, and if the subject’s will is weak their will is completely taken over by that of the cell donor and leads to the breakdown of their sense of self, like the SOLDIER operatives who become Genesis Copies. Conversely, if they are strong willed, they can maintain their identity while still being influenced by the will of the cell donor, such as Lazard as an Angeal Copy.

...

Genesis Copy

Subjects of the copy technique where Genesis’ cells were used. Though they are all humans their individual differences become more prominent during the process, as seen with the G-Assault and the G-Warrior, showing how an individual’s latent abilities can become integrated into the changes in form and strength that takes place during the copy process. The rate of their degradation also varies from individual to individual, along with influences from the state of Genesis’ cells, and thus his own degradation quickens the degradation of all Genesis Copies.

...

SOLDIER Degradation

A symptom of a particular flaw inherit within the G-Series SOLDIERs and their copies. It is due to an imperfect integration of Jenova cells into their bodies, and the symptoms worsen as their genetic information is spread to other beings. The first signs of degradation are changes in skin quality and hair color, and as the body’s natural immune system is damaged the subject’s skin and muscle tissue begin to degrade. Furthermore, the subject looses their ability to restrain themselves from giving in to brutal outbursts, which can temporarily raise their skills in combat, but they run the risk of eventually devolving into monsters.

...

Hollander’s Degradation

During the scenes in Gongaga Hollander’s degradation is revealed, because he used the same cells [from Gillian] he had originally transplanted into Genesis, and thus converted himself into a G-Series SOLDIER. The reason why his degradation is progressing at a remarkable rate and why his one wing is so small is because he does not have the same physical strength as Genesis.

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G-Type SOLDIER

Those created by Project G, and used to refers to Angeal and Genesis (in a broader sense, it also includes Hollander, who had applied the same treatment to himself during the game). The Copy ability they possess is the influence of Jenova’s own abilities to convert its target into a monster by implanting it with a virus it generates within its own body, and to mimic the form of people the target knows through reading their memories and emotions. However, as the Jenova cells are not fixed in their bodies, a G-Type SOLDIER will succumb to degradation symptoms as time passes.

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Genesis Army

An army formed by Genesis, Hollander, and Lazard, and comprised of Genesis and Angeal Copies. It was based out of Banora and Modeoheim. The people who were turned into Genesis Copies were those who Genesis took with him during the Mass SOLDIER Desertion.

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For context?

Here, Zack Fair notes G Eraser is a cut above the G Copies he's fought with masks (of which were still all formerly members of SOLDIER).

Here, Zack Fair blocks a strike from G Warrior (a weaker variant of G Deleter), he notes that G Warrior's a cut above the rest, the attack having stung him a little.

Here and here, G Blader (a G Copy of similar power to G Deleter) is capable of taking out numerous 3rd and 2nd Class SOLDIERs.

Anyway?

Here, Cloud Strife endures an attack from G Deleter/G Legion.

vs AVALANCHE Troopers

Here, AVALANCHE Troopers punch a large stone statue obstructing a wide hallway with enough force to shatter it.

Here, an AVALANCHE Trooper can push over a large stone statue.

Here, Cloud Strife endures a beating from an AVALANCHE Trooper.

vs Helicopter Crash

Here, Zack Fair, Tseng, and Cloud Strife survive a helicopter crash.

vs Free Fall

Here, Sephiroth, Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, and Zack Fair survive free fall from towards the top of Mount Nibel.

Here and here, Cloud Strife endured falling from the top of Mount Nibel with only a pair of scraped knees as a child.

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Player Turk (Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII) Respect Thread

The Turks Alvis (Rod) and Emma (Gun)
The Turks Alvis (Rod) and Emma (Gun)

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The Player Turk, while not confirmed to canonically be any specific Turk, is notably depicted in the Reunion Files as both Alvis (Rod) and Emma (Gun). From that, in addition to the clips used of Alvis in the Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII Compilation, this thread makes the assumption the events of Before Crisis are largely attributed to either or sans Chapter 19 which was demonstrated to have been all Cissini per Crisis Core.

So, long story short, substitute out whatever gunfire animation we're stuck with for Alvis (Rod)'s melee attack animation we get to briefly see in the fight with Zirconiade for most of the presented strength feats.

Anyway?

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

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Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Tifa Lockhart Profile p042-047
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

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Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Limit Break

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Here and here, having your anger pushed to the limit, you can unleash unimaginable power as a Limit Break. Lower Limit Breaks have less power, but can be used more frequently. Higher Limit Breaks have more power, but can be used less frequently.

vs Incomplete Zirconiade

Here and here, Fuhito's plans for AVALANCHE involve wiping out all life on the Planet and the materia embedded into Elfe's hand is able to accomplish this goal.

Recall?

Here, here, and here, Sephiroth and Elfe clash blades with one another and cause a notable crater to form beneath their feet. Sephiroth senses the Zirconiade Materia in Elfe and notes she possesses an "exceptional strength" within her and warns not to take her lightly.

So even the incomplete Summon Materia of Zirconiade (without Support Materia) has the power to compete with Sephiroth in some capacity.

Anyway?

Here and here, Zirconiade has the power to scorch the Planet's surface of all life. Zirconiade can only be summoned if the summoner possesses all the required Materia. Without the Support Materia to sustain Zirconiade's Materia, the Zirconiade Materia steadily drains the life force out of Elfe in compensation for being incomplete. There are four Support Materia in total, collecting them all will prevent Zirconiade from draining Elfe's life force.

Here, here, and here, Zirconiade is the summon that will reduce the entire world to ashes, burn everything away. That said, the Summon Materia on its own is incomplete and can't summon Zirconiade by itself (thus the Materia drains Elfe's life force to compensate until her death). The Summon Materia needs 4 Support Materia to carry out Zirconiade's summons. Summoned this way, Zirconiade would be imperfect and not fully manifest its power.

Here, ZIrconiade is considered to be a summon that would scorch the Planet.

Here, here, here, here, and here, Zirconiade begins the process of summoning and the four Support Materia fuse with Zirconiade's own Materia thereafter. Zirconiade is considered the summon that reduces everything to ashes. Zirconiade was incompletely summoned via being called forth by its incomplete Materia. In order to materialize completely, the Materia previously in Elfe's body needed to be offered to the summoned Zirconiade. Once fully materialized Zirconiade would be unbeatable. Its defeat required all 4 of its energy supplies be cut off.

Zirconiade

「 BC 」

The summon monster of legend, called the World-Burner. Inside the summoning materia, there is a symbol of a pyramid-shaped crystal. If the four support materia are not assembled, the summon cannot be successful, and the body will be damaged. By using the support materia during the imperfect summon, Zirconaide can be summoned, however, if it’s done this way, Zirconiade’s True Divine Power cannot be utilized.

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Here and here, the half dead Player Turk dredges up the last of their strength to use their Limit Break and put Incomplete Zirconiade down.

Summons

Summoned Beasts

Beings which are called forth from summon materia, many of which outwardly resemble monsters. As seen in the original game of FFVII, many of the summon beasts draw their targets into their own unique space in order to attack. However, Advent Children’s Bahamut Tremor, was a special summon beast who attacked while interacting with the real world.

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"Zack Fair: What? Wait... That's a Bahamut Fury!!! You took that from me!? No-no-no! Trust me, you don't want that! Give it back!... Narration: The Materia was sent back to Zack several days later. Its value was most likely lost on Yuffie, being more than she could handle."
"Subdue these legendary creatures to claim their materia."
All Summons the Player Turk has available (sans Titan and Typhoon)

Shiva (here and here)

"An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands."
"An ice-elemental entity and ruler over the world of ice. It is said that she once saved the planet from certain destruction by staunching a great wound with a glacier."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p491

Ifrit (here and here)

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p491

Ramuh (here and here)

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492

Titan (here and here)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492

Odin (here and here)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

Leviathan (here and here)

"A summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is a tutelary dragon deity said to protect people from natural disasters..."
"A non-elemental entity capable of tremendous physical attacks. The patron deity of Wutai, this giant, serpentine entity is said to have quelled a great many calamities."
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

Bahamut (here and here)

"A legendary summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet. According to oral tradition, there are many Bahamuts, each with their own powers and forms."
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients...
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients..."
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

Kjata (here and here)

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

Hades (here and here)

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Here, Reno and Rude discuss how the Gelnika was carrying Anti-Sephiroth Weaponry and Materia before WEAPON sank the plane (notable among them being the Highwind Limit Break, Hades Materia, and Double Cut Materia).

Typhoon (here and here)

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Alright.

I see where that comes from, it depends how you want to interpret 天地崩壊 (This is Typhoon's designation/title it means "Collapsing World" or something to that effect). The main problem being 天地 / tenchi here.

For instance, the 5th pic:

- 放たれた閃光とともに、一瞬のうちに天地が逆転し...

- hanatareta senkou to tomo ni, isshun no uchi no Tenchi ga gyatuktenshi...

- With a flash of light, the World is reversed in an instant...

So, tenchi can mean World indeed, as well as mean Heaven & Earth, Realm... It's a pretty vague term all things considered.

I'm afraid to say this because I'm sure Megatron will jump on it, but it can also mean Universe.

In fact, my dictionary says:

Heaven and Earth, Universe.

Partial translation of p495 FFVII Ultimania Omega

Panel 1

色あざやかに輝く竜巻が発生し、

しだいに勢いを増していく。

Panel 2

竜巻を吹き飛ばしてテュポ一ン

が現れ、 不気味に笑う。

Panel 3

前方の顔が敵に向けて鼻息を吹

きかけると、 新たな竜巻が発生。

Panel 4

うしろを振り向き、 後方の顔が

大きくロを開く。

Panel 5

放たれた閃光とともに、 一瞬の

うちに天地が逆転し......。

Panel 6

地面がくずれ、 敵が真っ逆さま

に落下していく。

Panel 7

粉々にくずれ落ちた地面の破片が、 追い打ちをか

けるように敵に降りかかる。

Bahamut Zero (here and here)

"There are generations of knowledge and wisdom inside the Materia. We're going to borrow their powers and save the Planet from Sephiroth. There's no way we can lose the Huge Materia."
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496

Panel 1

地平線から、 陽光を背にバハム

ー卜零式が現れる。

Panel 2

宇宙空聞を高速飛行したのち、

6つの翼を順番に伸ばし……。

Panel 3

口を開いて、 青く輝く工ネルギ

ーをためはじめる。

Panel 4

絶大なる工ネルギーが、 まぱゆ

い光を発しながらロ元に集中。

Panel 5

集めた工ネルギーを、 宇宙空閤

から放出する。

Panel 6

地上の敵へ向かってまっすぐ突

き進む、 青色のエネルギー。

Panel 7

敵の上空の雲を突き破って地上

へ押し寄せ……。

Panel 8

敵に命中。 大量の光と熱があた

りに拡散する。

Panel 9

計り知れないほどの爆発が起こり、爆風がすべて

の敵を包みこむ。

Here, Summons as powerful as Bahamut Zero are born from the power of the Blue Huge Materia.

Enhanced Senses

Here, the Player Turk senses the bloodlust of the Turk Two Guns.

Here, the Player Turk is sensitive to the immense pressure and aura that Incomplete Zirconiade is exuding.

Combat Ability (Chapters 1-17)

vs Ravens

For context?

Here, Ravens are on the same level as SOLDIER.

Here, Ravens are considered to be SOLDIER redesigned.

Essai

A SOLDIER 2nd Class who appeared in “BC”. He had been on assignments with Zack in the past, and since then they were close friends. He participated in the assault against AVALANCHE at Icicle Lodge in [ ν ] -εуλ 0002, and was killed in battle. During one of the flashbacks with Tseng in the D.M.W. in this game, there is a scene where Zack and Tseng visit the grave-markers of Essai and Sebastian.

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Here, a pair of Ravens one shot the pair of 2nd Class SOLDIERs Essai and Sebastian.

Here, a single Raven proves able to one shot a pair of 2nd Class SOLDIERs Essai and Sebastian.

So, what can someone of 2nd Class in SOLDIER do? Or maybe even a lower class?

Here and here, during a scripted tutorial in Chapter 4 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we're informed summons may begin to stir should the enemy they're facing to be formidable. The "formidable enemy" in question is a pair of Sweepers. One of the potential summons for this scripted tutorial and summoning is Ifrit. Ifrit rouses from slumber because a pair of Sweepers are "formidable".

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."

Of similar note? For a summon on Ifrit's general level like Shiva?

"An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands."
"An ice-elemental entity and ruler over the world of ice. It is said that she once saved the planet from certain destruction by staunching a great wound with a glacier."
"A 3-C SOLDIER operator who loves bikes, speed, and anyone capable of going toe-to-toe with him. He is ostracized by many in the organization, however, due to his antics and general disregard for anyone's safety."

Here, Roche, a 3rd Class SOLDIER, overpowers a number of Sweepers.

Furthermore?

The SOLDIER cadets fight not only monsters, but the Cutter enemy, Scorpion Sentinel, and other Shinra machines. What is the reason behind that?

Nomura: It’s all part of their SOLDIER training. They have to undergo various situations to experience realistic battles.

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You also can refer to Zack Fair during his time as a 2nd Class SOLDIER. Notable feats of his during that time included fighting Ifrit and Bahamut.

vs Bahamut

"A legendary summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet. According to oral tradition, there are many Bahamuts, each with their own powers and forms."
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients...
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients..."

Here, the beginning (upon summons, Bahamut drags Zack Fair into its own dimension). Here, the ending.

Here, Zack Fair endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

vs Ifrit

Here, the beginning (upon summons, Ifrit drags Zack Fair into its own dimension). Here, the ending (Zack Fair beat Ifrit hard enough to leave it temporarily knocked out/crippled on the ground).

Here, Zack Fair endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

And these are all indeed expected of a 2nd Class SOLDIER, Zack Fair saw no promotion to 1st Class SOLDIER until April of the next year, a good 4-5 months after his skirmishes with Bahamut and Ifrit respectively.

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October

· Genesis, who had been dispatched to Wutai, deserts the military, taking with him a host of 2nd and 3rd Class SOLDIERs. This becomes known as the Mass SOLDIER Desertion Incident.

November

· Zack trains and performs various missions as a SOLDIER 2nd Class.

· Zack and his mentor, Angeal, are sent to Wutai to take part in an operation to bring an end to the Wutai War. Zack Fair encounters Yuffie Kisaragi for the first time here, and soon thereafter meets Sephiroth as well. Angeal goes missing.

December

· Rufus Shinra assumes the position of Shin-Ra Vice President. At this time, he leaves on what is ostensibly a long-term business trip.

· Zack and Tseng go to Banora Village, which they learn has been converted into a stronghold for his army, with the residents slaughtered. All the evidence is destroyed by a Shin-Ra airstrike.

[ ν ] – εуλ 0001

April

· Zack is promoted to SOLDIER 1st Class. On the same day, Genesis invades Midgar with his army of Genesis Copies.

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Anyway? Initially?

Chapter 5

Here and here, the Player Turk fights their first Raven, they're mostly cautious of the Raven's use of Death magic.

Here, the Player Turk considers fighting 3 at once to be bad odds for them coming out on top.

Here, the Player Turk judges that they can take on the Ravens individually.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights a pair of Ravens at the same time and manages to come out on top, they consider the fight to have been thrilling.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights a Raven that had just put Cloud Strife down for the count. The Player Turk wins the fight, but the Raven she defeated survived the battle to fight another day.

Here and here, the Player Turk is assisted (they consider him a lifesaver) by an emotionally heightened (he was desperate, doesn't even remember what happened) Cloud Strife defeat a pair of Ravens.

Afterwards? During their next few appearances?

Chapters 7, 9, and 10

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats the Raven Tierce (the fight had to be close, they were surprised they managed to win). Here and here, the Player Turk fights Tierce again, finding it odd that he was still alive after their last fight. Here, Fuhito explains his Ravens can and will regenerate when they fall so long as they're placed into the capsule technology AVALANCHE has available. He considers them immortal and completely indestructible.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats the Raven Kyneugh.

Here, the Player Turk considers fighting Raven Kyneugh, Sears, and Fuhito all at once to be "risky".

Here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights Raven Kyneugh again. While the Player Turk wins over the Raven, he continues to regenerate faster than ever and Fuhito stipulates he'll continue to do so as much as he needs to do so. The Player Turk only puts the Raven down for good by throwing his body into the incinerator via Gravity magic before he can revive himself after being put down for the count.

For reference? Prior to this fight?

Here, Zack Fair cuts down Raven Kyneugh in a single stroke battle (though they move at comparable speeds).

Moving forward?

Chapters 14, 16, and 17

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a trio of Ravens. The Player Turk by now no longer considers fighting Ravens to be a challenge.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a trio of Ravens disguised as Elfe, Sears, and Fuhito respectively (the Player Turk was unaware of this, thus they're shocked they were able to put them down).

Here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a large number of Ravens on their own before the Turk Two Guns comes to assist them with the remainder.

Here and here, an injured Sears and the Player Turk fight and defeat a pair of Ravens. Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk and an injured Sears do some more of the same.

vs Sears

Here and here, the Player Turk and Sears fight. Sears acknowledges the Player Turk has gotten "a little better" since the last time they had seen each other.

Here and here, the Player Turk and Sears fight once more. The Player Turk is defeated by Sears, but survives the beating and Sears acknowledges the Player Turk's growing strength.

Here, the Player Turk fights Sears once more.

Here and here, the Player Turk is forced to fight both Fuhito and Sears at the same time. The Player Turk is soundly defeated, but survives the beating.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats an injured Sears. This is their only victory over the man.

vs Fuhito

Here and here, the Player Turk and Two Guns fight Fuhito accompanied by some Ravens. Fuhito appears to be winning the fight at the point they were interrupted.

vs Essai and Sebastian

Here, the Player Turk ends up fighting Essai and Sebastian to no resolution (Zack Fair ends up showing up and ending the conflict "peacefully").

vs Azul

Here and here, the Player Turk defeats Azul in combat. This defeat is what convinces Azul that he should join SOLDIER in order to get stronger.

vs Player Turk Clone

Here and here, the fledgling Player Turk fights and defeats a clone of themselves produced by AVALANCHE.

vs Lost Number

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk and Veld are trapped in an illusion by Lost Number.

Here and here, the Player Turk defeats a Lost Number, but still finds themselves trapped in the illusion.

Here and here, the Player Turk defeats a pair of Lost Numbers, but still finds themselves trapped in the illusion.

Here and here, after Veld is petrified by the final Lost Number, the Player Turk manages to defeat them and release both themself and Veld from the illusion and Veld petrification.

vs Chimera

Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk and an injured Sears call a truce to defeat a collection of Chimera that are surrounding them. The Player Turk defeats their part of the pack of Chimera first.

vs Dragon

Here and here, the Player Turk fights a Dragon, only to find themselves overwhelmed.

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats some Dragons.

vs Kimara Bug Queen

Here and here, the Player Turk and Reno fight and defeat the Kimara Bug Queen and destroy their nest.

vs Kimara Bugs

Here, Kimara Bugs are impervious to the Player Turks physical attacks, they require that the Player Turk use Water magic to defeat.

Here and here, Kimara Bugs are able to burrow through solid ground.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a Kimara Bug.

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk (and Reno) fight and defeat several Kimara Bug nests.

Here and here, the Player Turk and Reno fights and defeats Kimara Bugs.

vs Grand Horn

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a trio of Grand Horns.

Here, here, here, and here, the injured Player Turk defends an unconscious and injured Zack Fair and Cloud Strife from a group of Grand Horns.

vs Guard Hound

Here and here, the Player Turk defeats a trio of Guard Hounds. Here, the Player Turk fights an additional pair of Guard Hounds.

vs AVALANCHE Troopers

Here and here, the Player Turk defeats a trio of AVALANCHE Troopers.

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a large group of AVALANCHE Troopers.

vs Helicopter

Here and here, the Player Turk is unable to prevent the Helicopter from flying off.

vs Thugs

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a Thug. Here and here, the Player Turk defeats the same Thug again and his group of friends.

Combat Ability (Chapters 18-24)

vs Jade WEAPON

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...

10/5
· The Turks defeat renegade AVALANCHE leader Fuhito and the summon Zirconaide. Elfe, the former leader of AVALANCHE is ostensibly executed along with her father, Veld, but their deaths are actually faked.

· Due to the destruction of Zirconaide, an imbalance in the planet’s ecology is created and the Jade Weapon awakens. It pursues the now exiled Turks who defeated the summon, judging them as threats to the planet.

12/9

· The renegade Turks destroy the Jade Weapon.

· FFVII Begins

...

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Jade Weapon: A Weapon that looks like a fighter plane. It flies throughout the world, calling upon its Clusters to bomb its targets.

Zirconiade

「 BC 」

The summon monster of legend, called the World-Burner. Inside the summoning materia, there is a symbol of a pyramid-shaped crystal. If the four support materia are not assembled, the summon cannot be successful, and the body will be damaged. By using the support materia during the imperfect summon, Zirconaide can be summoned, however, if it’s done this way, Zirconiade’s True Divine Power cannot be utilized.

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vs Incomplete Zirconiade

Here and here, Incomplete Zirconiade was able to absorb the Player Turk's attacks before the other Turks had destroyed its energy sources off screen (I'm a bit confused, what with the ZIrconiade and Support Materia fusing and having been destroyed by Sears, but whatever Square).

Here, the Player Turk begins their fight with Incomplete Zirconiade anew.

vs Zirconia Guard

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats Zirconia Guard.

vs Zirconiade Infused Fuhito

Here, Fuhito fuses himself with the Zirconiade Materia and four Support Materia in order to power himself up and deliver the complete set to Zirconiade.

Here, Zirconiade Infused Fuhito is empowered by the wisdom of the Ancients flowing into him from his fusion with the Materia and one shots Sears, fatally wounding him.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats Zirconiade Infused Fuhito, crippling him enough that Sears uses the last of his life force to fuel some kind of kamikaze Limit Break that destroys the Zirconiade Materia and the 4 Support Materia alongside of Zirconiade Infused Fuhito.

vs Fuhito

Here, the Player Turk fights Fuhito to no conclusion in order to try and protect Elfe.

Here, the Player Turk is saved from Fuhito's attack by Sears. Here and here, the Player Turk and Sears team up in order to defeat Fuhito. Sears lands the final blow, defeating Fuhito for the moment.

vs Land Worms

Here, a single Land Worm proves itself to be more than a match for a trio of New Ravens.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a Land Worm.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats the Land Worm that had defeated that trio of New Ravens. The Land Worm was in possession of a Zirconiade Support Materia.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a Land Worm while protecting Shalua Rui from harm.

vs New Ravens

Chapter 18

Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats numerous New Ravens, they're noted to be far stronger than they had been before the Player Turk had received Mako Poisoning.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights a couple New Ravens while in pursuit of Red XIII/Nanaki.

Chapter 20

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights a trio of New Ravens. One of them transforms into the Player Turk. They are defeated, but the New Raven that had transformed flees away from the Player Turk and is caught by Sears. Sears notes the Player Turk is still slower than Reno. The pair teams up to defeat the last New Raven.

Chapter 21

Here, the Player Turk fights a New Raven while escorting Shalua Rui.

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats several New Ravens while escorting Shalua Rui.

Here, Sears and Veld help bail the Player Turk out when they're overwhelmed by the sheer number of New Ravens surrounding them while escorting Shalua Rui.

Chapter 22

Here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights through several waves of New Ravens and defeats them all.

Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights through numerous waves of multiple New Ravens in pursuit of a New Raven escaping to Fuhito with the Zirconiade Support Materia. Its at this point the Player Turk considers fighting the New Ravens "too easy" and to be an "easy victory" for them to achieve.

Basically?

The Player Turk, and the Turks in general, is on the order of 1st Class SOLDIERs themselves.

vs King Behemoth

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a King Behemoth.

vs Behemoth

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a Behemoth.

Here, here, and here, the Turk Martial Arts (Female) defeats a pair of Behemoth on her own before being overwhelmed and requiring that Sears save her from the last one.

vs Red XIII/Nanaki

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats Red XIII/Nanaki.

vs Materia Keeper

Here and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats the Materia Keeper that had been in possession of a Zirconiade Support Materia.

vs Mighty Grunts

Here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights several waves of Mighty Guards before succumbing to exhaustion and being taken down by their attacks. Veld fights his own waves before doing much the same later on in the fight.

vs Sample H0512

Here, the Player Turk fights and defeats a trio of Sample H0512.

vs ???

Here and here, the Player Turk and Reno fights and defeats ??? (some species native to Cosmo Canyon they confused for Red XIII/Nanaki).

vs Moth Slashers

Here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk fights and defeats several Moth Slashers.

Strength and Speed (Chapters 1-17)

Speed

vs Bullets

Here and here, the Player Turk compared to AVALANCHE gunfire.

vs Dragon

Here, the Player Turk dodges a Dragon's Flamethrower attack.

Strength

vs Steel Girder

Here, the Player Turk destroys a large steel girder blocking their way to helping Sears.

vs Stone Statues

Here, here, here, here, and here, the Player Turk destroys a number of large stone statues blocking their way down the hall.

vs Train Car Wall

Here, the Player Turk damages the train car wall with their attack.

vs Kimara Bug Nests

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk manages to destroy several Kimara Bug nests.

Strength and Speed (Chapters 18-24)

Speed

vs Incomplete Zirconiade

Here, Two Guns avoids a pair of Zirconiade's strongest attacks.

vs Fuhito

Here, the Player Turk avoids one of Fuhito's projectile attacks.

Strength

vs Boulders

Here, the Player Turk breaks off and moves numerous boulders impeding their progress.

vs Rubble

Here, the Player Turk destroys a large pile of rubble.

vs Mighty Grunts

Here, the exhausted Player Turk tosses a trio of Mighty Grunts off themselves and Veld.

vs Crates

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk destroys a number of crates impeding their flight from the New Ravens.

vs Shinra Troopers

Here, here, and here, the Player Turk knocks out a number of Shinra Troopers in order to procure their Shinra Building Security Keycards.

Durability (Chapters 1-17)

vs Sephiroth

Here and here, the air pressure of Sephiroth's slash is so great the Player Turk can't even move.

Here, here, and here, Sephiroth attacks the Player Turk. The slash's impact leaves behind a substantial crater. The Player Turk survives the strike, albeit critically wounded.

vs Elfe

Here and here, the fledgling Player Turk loses their battle with Elfe and endures her final attack while running away.

vs Sears

Here, the fledgling Player Turk endures Sears final strike, though incapacitated.

Here, the Player Turk endures a strike from an enraged Sears.

Here, while Sears acknowledges that the Player Turk is growing stronger, he still incapacitates them with his final blow.

Here, the Player Turk endures a punch from an injured Sears that was meant to send them flying to safety away from a Mako Reactor explosion.

vs Fuhito

Here, the Player Turk is incapacitated by Fuhito's final attack, albeit still alive and intact.

vs Raven Kyneugh

Here, the Player Turk endures Raven Kyneugh's strike.

vs Azul

Here and here, the Player endures several attacks from Azul.

vs Dragon

Here, the Player Turk endures a couple attacks from the Dragon before succumbing to their wounds and falling over.

vs AVALANCHE Troopers

Here, the Player Turk jobs to an AVALANCHE Trooper.

Durability (Chapters (18-24)

vs Incomplete Zirconiade

Here, Player Turk endures and dodges some of Incomplete Zirconiade's attacks.

Here, Incomplete Zirconiade forces the Player Turk to once more endure one of its attacks.

In between all that?

Here, Nunchaku tanks Incomplete Zirconiade's strongest attack.

Here, Rod tanks Incomplete Zirconiade's strongest attack twice.

Afterwards?

Here and here, the Player Turk endures while Rod, Nuncaku, and Two Guns survive Incomplete Zirconiade's strongest attack.

Here, here, and here, Incomplete Zirconiade explodes, destroying its dimension. Every Turk in Zirconiade's dimension survives.

vs New Ravens

Here, the Player Turk endures a surprise attack from a New Raven.

vs X Cannon

Here, the exhausted Player Turk and Veld endure the X Cannon's cannon fire.

Here, the exhausted Player Turk appears to endure most of the X Cannon's cannon fire, though Veld appears to have at least attempted to shield them from harm.

vs Mighty Grunts

Here, the exhausted Player Turk and Veld endures the attacks of the Mighty Grunts.

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WEAPON (Final Fantasy VII) Respect Thread

For the best quality, switch to blog format.

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

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Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

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Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

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Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

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All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

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Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Accolades

Here, Reno and Rude discuss how the Gelnika was carrying Anti-Sephiroth Weaponry and Materia before WEAPON sank the plane (notable among them being the Highwind Limit Break, Hades Materia, and Double Cut Materia).

Here and here, the Cetra were informed by the Planet of the wound/crater left in the Northpole by Jenova's arrival and that Jenova fell from the sky creating it. 1000s of Cetra gathered to heal the wound to the Planet, but it still only healed itself after many years due to the severity of the wound. The snow in the north never melts and the land around the wound withered due to the Lifestream being expended in order to heal the Planet. Thereafter Jenova went about her Cetra extinction spree, taking the forms of dead loved ones to deceive them and infect those it came into contact with the virus that drove them mad and transformed them into monsters.

Here, in response to Jenova, the Planet created the 8 WEAPONs in order to see Jenova destroyed. Before they could be deployed, Jenova was sealed away by the remaining living Cetra and the Planet has kept the WEAPONs on standby as it watches the sealed Jenova just in case Jenova rouses once more. The Planet cannot fully heal so long as Jenova exists.

Here and here, a full view of the crater left behind by Jenova's impact on the Planet and discussed how the impact from her arrival pushed the up the land to form "Gaea's Cliffs".

Here, according to Professor Gast (informed by Ifalna, the Ancient and Aerith's mother), WEAPONs are the monsters created by the Planet that appear when the Planet's in danger and destroy everything.

Here, the WEAPONs are collectively summarized as being "legendary monster from the past".

[ Approximately 2000 years before FFVII ]

·An extraterrestrial life form that will later be named Jenova crash lands on the planet while traveling through space on a meteorite. The indigenous Cetra race gather at the impact site in an effort to heal the massive wound to the planet, but are soon confronted by Jenova. The creature nearly wipes out the entire Cetra race before it is defeated and sealed in a geological stratum. Enormous creatures later called Weapons were created by the planet to combat Jenova, but with the creature defeated by the few surviving Cetra, the Weapons are placed in stasis within the crater formed by Jenova’s meteor. The impact crater will eventually become known as the Great Northern Crater.

...

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

For the sake of planetary self defense, “Things The Planet Deems Evil” are removed from existence. After Jenova, the “Calamity from the Sky” was successfully sealed, they slept stretched along the Northern Crater. However, when Sephiroth summoned Meteor, the crisis awakened the planet’s judgment of danger. Humans were “Deemed Evil by the Planet”, and various places were attacked.

...

Jenova

「 FFVII – AC – CC – DC – LO 」

A life form from another planet, which arrived on the planet on a meteorite approx. 2000 years ago. While it is not yet completely clear what it truly is, it is extremely intelligent and has the ability to mimic any other living being. It has an instinctive drive to destroy planets, and is a highly dangerous entity, so as the ‘Calamity from the Sky’ it was sealed by the Ancients. It was excavated by the ShinRa Company and used as a valuable basis of living body experiments, but together with Sephiroth who was created by those experiments it once again came back into action to destroy the planet. Even though most of its physical body was lost during the Jenova War its malevolent will remains, lurking in the Lifestream.

...

Reunion

「 FFVII – AC 」

One of the properties Jenova possesses is that separated pieces of flesh, called cells, will regenerate back to their original form – working toward the phenomenon of reunification. This is shown by instance(s) when both Jenova, who is practically close to immortal, and the son whom should be called Sephiroth, are resurrected sooner or later even after being destroyed.

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***Jenova*** (Pages 210-213) (005.1)

An intelligent life-form from somewhere in space. Approximately 2000 years ago, it crash landed at the North Pole ["Knowlespole" in the English localization of the game] (the vicinity of Icicle Lodge's ["Icicle Inn" in the English localization] present location), negatively affecting the Planet; it came to be feared as "the Calamity from the Skies" by the Ancients, who still existed in great numbers at that time. Vicious, extremely aggressive and cunning. Having no thoughts of creating anything following bringing destruction, it only follows its instincts to incite ruin, utilizing its mimic ability (-->P.211) to infect other living organisms with its virus. In addition, due to its abnormal resilience, even if dismembered, its cells will call out to one another, seeking to reunite into their original form (-->Reunion/P.211). The scar Jenova's landing left on the Planet remains even to the present day, being now known as "the Northern Crater."

(Accompanying screenshot caption)

The parts that are separated from the main body are still able to function as extensions. That is what those monsters called "Jenova" are that Cloud and company fight during the journey.

*Professor Gast and the Jenova Project*

Approximately 2000 years ago, Jenova collided with the Planet, and although the Ancients were nearly reduced to extinction, some Ancient survivors managed to seal Jenova underground in a deep sleep. However, Jenova would awaken because of Gast's guidance of Shin-Ra's Science Department.

...

***The WEAPONs*** (Page 215) (005.4)

The WEAPONs, created by the Planet itself, exist for the sake of acting as a self-defense mechanism [for the Planet]. Once, when the Planet had been injured after Jenova collided with it, Jenova became an impediment [to the Planet healing], and the Planet manufactured the WEAPONs to remove the creature by force. However, because the survivors of the Cetra succeeded in sealing Jenova away, the Planet mixed the WEAPONs with the natural mako within the Northern Crater and put them to sleep for a long time; until they -- perceiving the crisis to the Planet -- awakened simultaneously with Sephiroth calling Meteor. Regarding everything as a threat to the Planet, humans and civilizations became targets of the WEAPONs' destruction, though they faced opposition in Cloud and his friends.

(Accompanying screenshot caption)

Within the Northern Crater, where the Lifestream swells, the WEAPONs were put to sleep. Their faces are visible within the enormous mako which formed within the crater.

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Jade WEAPON

Jade WEAPON
Jade WEAPON

Accolades

[ ν ] – εуλ 0007

...

10/5
· The Turks defeat renegade AVALANCHE leader Fuhito and the summon Zirconaide. Elfe, the former leader of AVALANCHE is ostensibly executed along with her father, Veld, but their deaths are actually faked.

· Due to the destruction of Zirconaide, an imbalance in the planet’s ecology is created and the Jade Weapon awakens. It pursues the now exiled Turks who defeated the summon, judging them as threats to the planet.

12/9

· The renegade Turks destroy the Jade Weapon.

· FFVII Begins

...

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Jade Weapon: A Weapon that looks like a fighter plane. It flies throughout the world, calling upon its Clusters to bomb its targets.

Zirconiade

「 BC 」

The summon monster of legend, called the World-Burner. Inside the summoning materia, there is a symbol of a pyramid-shaped crystal. If the four support materia are not assembled, the summon cannot be successful, and the body will be damaged. By using the support materia during the imperfect summon, Zirconaide can be summoned, however, if it’s done this way, Zirconiade’s True Divine Power cannot be utilized.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania:

Dimensional Manipulation

-WEAPON Dimension Mode: Prologue-

...

Verdot So did I. But WEAPON was merely biding its time. We've discovered a dimensional distortion in the sky. Our investigation shows that WEAPON is hiding there and undergoing some form of metamorphosis in order to revive....

Balto: Metamorphosis?

Verdot That's right. We're currently trying to determine the scope of its new abilites. This time around, we'll be fighting WEAPON in a completely different dimension.

...

-WEAPON Dimension Mode: Rescue Mission-

Balto: Great! So this is the sub-dimension created by WEAPON. Not a very cheerful place. Wait for me, friend, I'll take them all down and get you out of here!

Balto: Wha-!? There's no signal here? Then that means I won't be able to call anyone? I'll have to do this the old-fashioned way!

...

WEAPON Dimension Mode: Rescue Request

Inside the sub-dimension.

Cissnei: I don't like this... I seem to be trapped somewhere... I can't move or even see anything.

Before Crisis WEAPON Mode Script

Sapphire WEAPON

Sapphire WEAPON
Sapphire WEAPON

Accolades

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Sapphire Weapon: Swimming in the sea, the Weapon in lapis lazul. Once it has found its mark it opens its mouth, it releases a concentrated beam of radiation.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania

**The WEAPONs that appear in the story** (005.4A)

Sapphire WEAPON

The navy blue WEAPON that swims through the ocean, it is not possible to actually fight it. When Tifa and Barret are in Shin-Ra's Junon offices, it draws near, but is defeated and sunk by the Mako Cannon.

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Magic

vs Junon

Here, the Sapphire WEAPON fires its Radiation Beam at Junon, vaporizing a large chunk of metal building in the process.

Strength and Speed

Here, we see the Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby WEAPONs flying away from the Northern Crater in seconds.

vs Lightning

Frame by Frame of Sapphire WEAPON compared to the lightning

Here, the Sapphire WEAPON's movement/speed compared to a flash of natural lightning.

vs Junon and Shinra's Conventional Military Artillery

Here, nothing within Junon's array of conventional military artillery defensive technology is capable of damaging or slowing down the Sapphire WEAPON's collision course with Junon at "70 knots".

Durability

vs Mako Cannon (Junon)

Here and here, the Mako Cannon powered by Huge Materia fires its first shot at the Sapphire WEAPON, the Sapphire WEAPON is hit dead on to no avail.

This is arguably one of a pair of explanations for the impact crater sitting at the bottom of the ocean (the other being its the location where the Emerald WEAPON landed in the ocean after flying away from the Northern Crater).

Underwater Impact Crater: created by the Emerald WEAPON or Mako Cannon?

Here, the second shot from the Mako Cannon in Junon powered by Huge Materia took the head off the Sapphire WEAPON. Presumably, the first shot hit it somewhere on its armored hide rather than its comparatively less durable face?

vs Junon and Shinra's Conventional Military Artillery

Here, nothing within Junon's array of conventional military artillery defensive technology is capable of damaging or slowing down the Sapphire WEAPON's collision course with Junon at "70 knots".

Ultimate WEAPON

Ultimate WEAPON
Ultimate WEAPON

Accolades

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Ultima Weapon: Wandering the heavens at amazing speeds, the jet black Weapon. When it departs, it fills the air with high-density energy.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania

**The WEAPONs that appear in the story** (005.4A)

Ultimate WEAPON/Ultima WEAPON

The winged, jet-black WEAPON that owns the skies. It fights Cid and company in Mideel, but has been arranged to be fought many times.

...

Where is the Ultima Weapon?! (Page 386)

After the Crater’s barrier disappeared, Ultima Weapon, which was previously fought in Mideel, materializes on the World Map and continues to be engaged in further combat from here. However, apart from the final battle stage being set in the Cosmo area, it cannot be defeated and will fly away and escape halfway through each fight. After being hit many times, it is necessary for Ultima Weapon, which has been flying in the sky, to stay still in a location it decides on. Hence, if you’re asking what can be done if the main/important opponent cannot be found, the only option is to wander the World randomly searching for it.

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Magic

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Shadow Flare". As this was the last attack of the battle over Cosmo Canyon, it stands to reason it caused the crater that formed afterward.

Before, after, and size of the crater created by the Ultimate WEAPON's death throes

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Ultima Beam".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Quara".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ultimate WEAPON's "Thunderball".

vs Mideel

Here, here, here, and here, the presence of the Ultimate WEAPON alone is enough to violently excite the Lifestream beneath Mideel and cause a large earthquake and collapse of the sheet of earth's crust the settlement sits on top of.

Strength and Speed

vs Junon Area

Before, after, and size of the crater created by the Ultimate WEAPON after the Meteor Crisis began

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, Cloud Strife endures a claw swipe from the Ultimate WEAPON.

vs Highwind

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p302
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p302

Here, the Ultimate WEAPON flies off into the distance, its passing by the Highwind causes it to rock in the sky and become unstable.

Here, the Highwind rams into the Ultimate WEAPON, momentarily halts its forward momentum, and is violently repeled by the impact.

Durability

vs Junon Area

Before, after, and size of the crater created by the Ultimate WEAPON after the Meteor Crisis began

vs Highwind

Here, the Highwind rams into the Ultimate WEAPON, momentarily halts its forward momentum, and is violently repeled by the impact.

Diamond WEAPON

Diamond WEAPON
Diamond WEAPON

Accolades

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Diamond Weapon: Slowly advancing over the ground, the shimmering silver Weapon. From its shoulders it can free an infinite number of flares.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania:

**The WEAPONs that appear in the story** (005.4A)

Diamond WEAPON/Diamo WEAPON

The WEAPON from the earth that shines white. Outside Midgar, this WEAPON from the earth sparkles. During its invasion of Midgar, both it and the Northern Crater's barrier were hit by a beam from the Mako Cannon. In the International version [of the game], it fights Cloud and company, but the developments that follow are the same.

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Magic

vs Midgar

Here and here, the Diamond WEAPON fires numerous Flares from its shoulders at Midgar, carving up chunks of the landscape they fly on by and heavily damage the top of the ShinRa HQ Building.

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Diamond WEAPON's "Diamond Flash".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Diamond WEAPON's "Diamond Fire".

Strength and Speed

Here, we see the Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby WEAPONs flying away from the Northern Crater in seconds.

Here, the Diamond WEAPON is casually able to lift itself up over a falling ledge.

Here, the Diamond WEAPON causes a massive earthquake just by moving through and emerging from underneath the ocean.

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, Cloud Strife endures a stomp from the Diamond WEAPON.

vs Highwind

Here, the Highwind rams into the Diamond WEAPON, fails to make it so much as budge, and is violently repeled by the impact.

Durability

vs Highwind

Here, the Highwind rams into the Diamond WEAPON, fails to make it so much as budge, and is violently repeled by the impact.

vs Sister Ray

On huge pillars, constructed almost overnight in Sector Eight, sat a dangerous looking weapon, a cannon hastily flown in from Junon. Scarlet, Head of the Department for weapons research, was responsible for overseeing the development of this super weapon, naming it “Sister Ray”, which seemed like a funny name, considering this weapon was their last defense against Sephiroth. Sister Ray was connected to all of the Mako reactors surrounding Midgar by a pipeline system, and the power was further amplified by means of a Huge Materia.

OTWTAS: The Case of Shinra

Here, Rufus Shinra plans to destroy Sephiroth with the Sister Ray and moved it to Midgar to do so as it was useless in Junon without its Huge Materia. Here, the Sister Ray fires Mako powered shells.

Here, the Sistser Ray begins to charge itself to fire on the Diamond WEAPON and Sephiroth's barrier.

Now, let's compare its performance vs the pair, shall we?

Here, the Sister Ray punches through the Diamond WEAPON with little resistance or loss of momentum. It continues its flight towards its main target at the Northern Crater.

Here, Sephiroth's barrier manages to hold off the Sister Ray's firepower for several seconds before succumbing to the full impact. The Sister Ray's momentum is entirely depleted by the effort and travels no further.

Emerald WEAPON

Emerald WEAPON
Emerald WEAPON

Accolades

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Emerald Weapon: With the appearance of a suit of armor, the blue-green Weapon moves unseen through the deep sea. [In the Battle] It shoots beams from the eyes on both of its shoulders.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania:

**The WEAPONs that appear in the story** (005.4A)

Emerald WEAPON

The green WEAPON that travels hidden in the deep sea. Appearing only in the International version, it is also possible to fight it, but without a special Materia, it is inevitably going to be a bitter fight.

...

Pay Special Attention to the Green Body (Page 385)

In the International version, stalking the seas is an enormous green object. They approach thinking that it is ShinRa’s submarine . . . . . and suddenly you’re thrown into battle, and realize that its true form is actually Emerald Weapon. Thankfully, escape is possible. However, for this moment/situation, wanting to explore this situation and selecting to battle it is just the true nature of the situation.

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Magic

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's "Air Tam Storm".

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's "Emerald Beam".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Emerald WEAPON's "Emerald Shoot".

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Emerald WEAPON's Eye Beam.

Strength and Speed

Here, we see the Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby WEAPONs flying away from the Northern Crater in seconds.

vs Ocean Floor

This is arguably one of a pair of explanations for the impact crater sitting at the bottom of the ocean (the other being its the location where the Sapphire WEAPON was hit by the first shot of the Mako Cannon and where the mako enhanced shell subsequently detonated).

Underwater Impact Crater: created by the Emerald WEAPON or Mako Cannon?

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's stomp.

Here, Cloud Strife and company endure the Emerald WEAPON's "Revenge Stamp".

vs Submarine

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p306
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p306

Here, the submarine piloted by Cloud Strife and company impacts the Emerald WEAPON and is violently repeled backwards through the ocean floor level waters.

Durability

vs Knights of the Round

Only 5 AI Scripts in the game acknowledge the usage of Knights of the Round having occurred at some point in the same battle or one preceeding it.

Those are Emerald WEAPON (counterattacks with Air Tam Storm), Ruby WEAPON (counterattacks with Ultima), Jenova SYNTHESIS, Bizzaro Sephiroth (use against Jenova SYNTHESIS increases its HP; if used on Jenova, it stands to reason it'd be used here too hence the increase in HP), and Safer Sephiroth (use against Jenova SYNTHESIS increases its HP; if used on Jenova, it stands to reason it'd be used here too hence the increase in HP).

Ergo, its fair game to suggest they were employed in all 5 battles in relation to character durability whereas other characters obviously possess no such reference or canonical reason for it possibly appearing in the fight.

AI: Counter - General

{

If ((Last Command wasn't Limit) & (Stage == 1) & (BattleVar:EyesLeft > 0)) Then

{

If (Last Attack was Bahamut, Neo Bahamut or Bahamut ZERO) Then

{

TempVar:Angry = 0

} Else {

Choose All Opponents

Use Revenge Stamp on Target

TempVar:RvStamp = TempVar:RvStamp + 1

}

}

If (TempVar:RvStamp >= 10) {

TempVar:Angry = 1

}

If (Last Attack was Knights of Round) Then

{

TempVar:Angry = 1

If ((Emerald Weapon's HP <= 50% of Emerald Weapon's Max HP) & (Stage == 1))

{

Choose All Opponents

Use Aire Tam Storm on Target

Emerald WEAPON's AI Script
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Examples of Stars, Nebulae, and Galaxies present in Knights of the Round's Dimension

1. 未知の力に引き寄せられ` 敵の周囲の地面が大きく陥没。

"Drawn into an unknown power, the enemy's surrounding ground gives way to an enormous cave in"

2. くぼみから工ネルギーが噴き出し、 次元のはざまへの扉が開く。

"Energy spouts out from out of the cavity, and a door to the dimensional threshold opens"

3. 敵はくほみのなかの闔へ吸いこまれていき……。

"The enemy proceeds to be absorbed into the door within the cavity..."

4. 淡い光を放つ次元のはざまヘとたどり驚く。

"They pursue their course into the dimensional threshold, which casts a faint light, and become astonished"

5. 次元のはざまのかなたから姿を現した、 ひとり目の円卓の騎士。

"The first Knight of the Round revealed its form, from beyond (Beyond or other side, whichever you prefer) the dimensional threshold"

...

23. 闔のかなたで輝いていた光が強くなり、 ア一サー王が豊場。

"The light shining within the door becomes stronger, and King Arthur appears"

24. 顔全体を覆うカブトからわずかにのぞく目を光らせたのち......。

"And after taking a small peek from his helmet, which covers his entire visage..."

25. 深紅のマン 卜を広げ、 両手で聖剣工クス力リパ一を振りかざす。

"His deep crimson mantle spreads, and he brandished the Holy Sword Excalibur with both of his hands"

26. エクス力リパ一を豪快に振り下ろし、 円卓の騎士たちの運続攻撃をしめく くるア一サ一王。

"King Arthur magnificently swings Excalibur downwards, bringing the continued attacks of the Knights of the Round to a finish"

27. エクスカリパ一の衝撃波 が広がり、 空聞にヒビが入っていく。

"Excalibur's shockwave expands, and space proceeds to crack"

28. 空聞がこまかく割れ、 次元のはざまが消滅する。

"The space is minutely cleaved, and the dimensional threshold is annihilated"

Partial translation of p496 FFVII Ultimania Omega (Credits to Trexalfa)

Third pic -> 敵はくぼみのなかの闇へ吸い込まれていき

The opponent (party) is sucked up into a cavity filled with Darkness.

Partial translation of p496 FFVII Ultimania Omega

-> エクスカリバーの衝撃波が広がり、空間にひびは入っていく

The shockwave caused by Excalibur spreads out and a crack forms in Space.

Last Pic -> 空間がこまかく割れ、次元のはざまが消滅する

The Space is cut down, the DIMENSION thus vanishes.

Partial translation of p497 FFVII Ultimania Omega

1.計闇のかなたで輝ていた光が強くなり、アーサー王が登場。

Kei yami no kanata de terute ita hikari ga tsuyoku nari, āsā-ō ga tōjō.

The light shining beyond the darkness became stronger, and King Arthur appeared.

2. 顔全体を覆うカブトからわずかにのぞく目を光らせたのち。

Kao zentai o ōu kabuto kara wazuka ni nozoku me o hikaraseta nochi.

After keeping a close eye on the helmet that covers the entire face.

3. 深紅のマントを広げ,両手で聖剣エクスカリバーを振りかざす。

Shinku no manto o hiroge, ryōte de seiken ekusukaribā o furikazasu.

Spread the crimson cloak and shake the Holy Sword Excalibur with both hands.

4. エクスカリバーを豪快に振り下ろし、円卓の騎士たちの連続攻撃をしめくくるアーサー王。

Ekusukaribā o gōkai ni furi oroshi, entaku no kishi-tachi no renzoku kōgeki o shimekukuru āsā-ō.

King Arthur swings the Excalibur vigorously and finishes the continuous attack of the knights of the round table.

5. エクスカリバーの衝撃波が広がり、空間にヒビが入ってく。

Ekusukaribā no shōgekiha ga hirogari, kūkan ni hibi ga haitte ku.

The shock wave of Excalibur spreads and the space cracks.

6. 空間がこまか割くれ、次元のはざまが消滅する。

Kūkan ga komaka wari kure, jigen no hazama ga shōmetsu suru.

The space is broken up and the gaps between dimensions disappear.

Partial translation of p497 FFVII Ultimania Omega

Panel 1

未知の力に引き寄せられ` 敵の

周囲の地面が大きく陥没。

Panel 2

くぼみから工ネルギーが噴き出

し、 次元のはざまへの扉が開く。

Panel 3

敵はくほみのなかの闔へ吸いこ

まれていき……。

Panel 4

淡い光を放つ次元のはざまヘと

たどり驚く。

Panel 5

次元のはざまのかなたから姿を

現した、 ひとり目の円卓の騎士。

Panel 6

敵のもとへ高速移動し、 両手で

長剣をかまえ……。

Panel 7

すさま じ く強力な一撃で、敵を

水平に斬り払う。

Panel 8

ひとり目と入れかわりで、 ふた

り目の騎土が登場。

Panel 9

左手でヤリを回転させながら移

動し、 敵を背後から斬り刻む。

Panel 10

3人目の騎士は、 手にした赤い

ロッ ドから球体の炎を発射。

Panel 11

敵の周囲にとてつもない規棋の

大爆発が巷き起こる。

Panel 12

4人目の騎士がメイスを振りま

わして敵をたたきのめし......。

Panel 13

両手で長剣をかまえた5人目の

騎士が、すぱゃく敵を斬り上げる。

Panel 14

さらに、 銀色のハンマーで敵を

なぐりつける6人目の騎士。

Panel 15

水色のワンドを持った7人目の

騎士が、 白く輝く冷気を放つ。

Panel 16

生成された巨大な氷塊は、 すべ

ての敵を包みこむ。

Panel 17

三叉のヤを回転させ` 敵を足リ

元から斬りつける8人目の騎士。

Panel 18

9人目の騎士が、 右手に持った

錫杖を振り払い......。

Panel 19

敵に向かって数個の隕石を落下

させる。

Panel 20

ナギナ夕を回転させっつ頭上か

ら襲いかかる10人目の騎士。

Panel 21

11人目の騎士が、 両手で斧を

振り下ろして敵を斬り裂く。

Panel 22

剣をかまえた12人目の騎士が

敵をつらぬくと、あたりが静寂に。

Panel 23

闔のかなたで輝いていた光が強

くなり、 ア一サー王が豊場。

Panel 24

顔全体を覆うカブトからわずか

にのぞく目を光らせたのち......。

Panel 25

深紅のマン 卜を広げ、 両手で聖

剣工クス力リパ一を振りかざす。

Panel 26

エクス力リパ一を豪快に振り下ろし、 円卓の騎士

たちの運続攻撃をしめく くるア一サ一王。

Panel 27

エクスカリパ一の衝撃波 が広が

り、 空聞にヒビが入っていく。

Panel 28

空聞がこまかく割れ、 次元のは

ざまが消滅する。

Here and here, the Emerald WEAPON endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

vs Submarine

Here, the submarine piloted by Cloud Strife and company impacts the Emerald WEAPON and is violently repeled backwards through the ocean floor level waters.

Ruby WEAPON

Ruby WEAPON
Ruby WEAPON

Accolades

Weapon

「 FFVII – BC 」

...

Ruby Weapon: The Ruby-colored Weapon lives in the desert area. It lies in wait, and attacks with its extremely hard shell and its two huge, body-length tentacle hands.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania:

**The WEAPONs that appear in the story** (005.4A)

Ruby WEAPON

The WEAPON of deep crimson that lies hidden in the desert sands. A formidable opponent, like the Emerald WEAPON also included in the International version, it was arranged to be fought most effectively 1-on-1.

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Magic

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Ultima".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Ruby Ray".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Ruby Flame".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Cometeo".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Shadow Flare".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Whirlsand".

Strength and Speed

Here, we see the Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby WEAPONs flying away from the Northern Crater in seconds.

vs Cloud Strife and Friends

Here, the Ruby WEAPON can casually burrow its tentacles through the desert the fight between itself and Cloud Strife takes place within.

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's "Big Swing".

Here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's claw swipe.

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's right tentacle attacks.

Here and here, Cloud Strife endures the Ruby WEAPON's left tentacle attacks.

vs Highwind

Here, the Highwind rams into the Ruby WEAPON's head, is violently thrown backwards by the impact, and the Ruby WEAPON rapidly pulls itself out from underneath the desert it had previously been buried under.

Durability

vs Knights of the Round

Counter - if attacked

If (Number of Targetable Opponents > 1) AND (Stage == 0) Then

Use Whirlsand on random opponent

Else If (Stage == 1) Then

If (Last Command was Summon or W-Summon) AND (Last Attack was Knights of Round) Then

Use Ultima on last attacker

Ruby WEAPON's AI Script

Here and here, the Ruby WEAPON endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

vs Highwind

Here, the Highwind rams into the Ruby WEAPON's head, is violently thrown backwards by the impact, and the Ruby WEAPON rapidly pulls itself out from underneath the desert it had previously been buried under.

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Sephiroth Respect Thread (Part 2)

"I've thought of a wonderful present for you... Shall I give you despair?"

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Part 1 and Part 2.

Because the original became too bloated to contain it all in one place.

Covers Sephiroth, Jenova, and the Sephiroth Remnants because they're all ultimately similar, just that Sephiroth is the strongest among them and can replicate what they've performed.

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

OTWTAS: The Case of Yuffie

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Tifa Lockhart Profile p042-047
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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Yuffie Kisaragi Profile p064-067

Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Octaslash

Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

Here and here, having your anger pushed to the limit, you can unleash unimaginable power as a Limit Break. Lower Limit Breaks have less power, but can be used more frequently. Higher Limit Breaks have more power, but can be used less frequently.

vs Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Sephiroth torments Cloud Strife by flinging him into the sky and wounding him with "Octaslash". While injured and previously exhausted, Cloud Strife is still able to fight and largely intact, even managing to counter a few strikes during the entire disorienting exchange.

vs Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth uses "Octaslash" on Cloud Strife.

vs Post Modeoheim Zack Fair (Crisis Core; Nibelheim)

Here, Sephiroth's "Octaslash" physically overwhelms Zack Fair.

Strength and Speed

No real reason to separate them into categories. Sephiroth's speed feats mostly consist of comparing him to other characters with their own anyway.

vs Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete)

"During all the battle scenes against Kadaj, I tried to keep Cloud's reactions to a minimum, only little grunts and noises. But for the fight scenes against Sephiroth, you'll notice that Cloud is breathing heavily, and he groans and grunts more often, showing just how difficult the fight is, how much more difficult it is for him to fight Sephiroth."
"Even during battle he talks with a calm, controlled tone. It's like he's transcended to another plane of existence... Even during battle, he's never short of breath; he's completely dominant in a way.

A nihilistic, reticent, former member of the Turks. While he was a bodyguard for ShinRa scientists, Hojo used him as a test subject in experiments that caused him to change into monsters (“Metamorphize”). The legendary demon “Chaos”, which resides in Vincent’s body gives him near immortality, and his appearance remains youthful, as if he is still in his 20’s from long ago. His marksmanship skills were unparalleled in his days as a Turk.

In Advent Children

When everyone wants to support Cloud, Vincent commands them to put their trust in Cloud’s hands. Not wanting to interfere, he believes that only Cloud has the power to destroy the curse from the past.

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The truth behind the 4th demonic transformation, Chaos.

Lucrecia gave Vincent secret reports that revealed the truth behind Chaos, the strongest of the four demonic transformations Vincent uses in FFVII. But why does Lucrecia give Vincent these reports? – The answer is revealed in Dirge of Cerberus.

Chaos was the unique lifeform that Lucrecia was researching, which possesses the ability to collect all living beings into the Lifestream. Therefore Lucrecia used this element to revive Vincent as he was approaching death and as a result granted him perennial youth. However, Chaos still posses a power so potent it could destroy the world and trying to suppress its power takes a great toll on Vincent.

[DC] The Ancient Materia is a special materia, and without it, Chaos goes wild.

[DC] DG snatches away the Ancient Materia from inside Vincent’s body, causing him to temporarily lose his sanity due to the awakening of Chaos.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Vincent Valentine Profile p068-071

Protomateria

Discovered by Grimoire Valentine at Chaos’s spring. Possessing antimatter-like properties, it is able to hold back Chaos’s emergence. Being that Chaos’s manifestation leads to the world’s end, it’s possible this materia exists so the planet can live a long life.

...

Chaos

A Weapon born from the stagnation of life. It appears when a planet is dying and takes up the role of harvesting all life. The harvested life is returned to the cosmos (sky) via Omega, the one who bears “the end name.” Presently, it dwells within Vincent’s body thanks to Lucrecia.

DC Official Complete Guide Terms

Here, Sephiroth demonstrates how much stronger he has grown since the end of Final Fantasy VII by dodging, parrying, and countering Cloud Strife's Omnislash. Cloud Strife's efforts are met with him being impaled on the end of Sephiroth's Masamune for the finishing slash.

Here, Sephiroth appears to start the collapse of the top of the ShinRa HQ Building via Telekinesis. Sephiroth's ensuing sword slash produces a shockwave sufficient to destroy and scatter the collapsing top of the ShinRa HQ Building.

Here, Sephiroth appears to have slashed a large metal tube structure off part of the ShinRa HQ Building with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction.

Here, Cloud Strife's clash with Sephiroth craters the metal Sephiroth is standing on.

Here, Sephiroth slices through part of a metal structure in Midgar's ruined cityscape with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction. Both Sephiroth and Cloud Strife leap far off into the distance afterwards.

Here, Sephiroth slices through one of the building's support pillars with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife leap high into the air. Both slice through a large piece of metal structure with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction.

Here, Sephiroth slices through ShinRa HQ Building debris with such speed and force as to cause it to super heat from the friction.

Here, Sephiroth sends Cloud Strife flying high into the air with his slash.

Here, Sephiroth calls down lightning from the storm he created and both he and Cloud Strife begin to clash.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife clash as they travel on roof tops and through the air. Sephiroth sends Cloud Strife flying backwards to end the exchange.

Here, Sephiroth swats Cloud Strife into a far off building with a flying slash.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife ping pong across the building's interior as they clash numerous times with one another.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash. Sephiroth dodges Cloud Strife's Blade Beams/Blade Burst.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash, ending in a short blade lock.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife continue to clash within the confines of a cascade of falling ShinRa HQ Building debris.

Here, Sephiroth gains the upper hand on an exhausted Cloud Strife in the next exchange and sends him flying into the walls of the ruined ShinRa HQ Building interior.

Here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife clash one final time before Cloud Strife uses Omnislash V6.

vs Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete; Kadaj)

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj block, parry, and dodge each others attacks as they dash and jump around the Midgar ruined cityscape.

Here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj run up the side of a skyscraper as they block, parry and dodge each other's attacks. Kadaj manages to briefly disarm Cloud Strife.

Here, Kadaj distracts Cloud Strife by swatting at him with Jenova's "Head", jumps far away to catch the thrown "Head", and begins his "Reunion".

vs Vincent Valentine (Advent Children Complete; Kadaj)

Here, Kadaj's final attack on Cloud Strife is deflected by Vincent Valentine's precision aim. Kadaj is forced to dodge Vincent Valentine's incoming form and deflects the bullets fired at him with his sword.

vs Geostigma Afflicted Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete; Kadaj)

Here, Kadaj dodges Cloud Strife's incoming attack by jumping far out of the way.

Here, Cloud Strife is briefly distracted by his Geostigma, giving Kadaj all the opening he needs to overwhelm Cloud Strife in their brief exchange of blows.

Here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj clash as their motorcycles skid towards the edge of the Highway.

Here, Cloud Strife and Kadaj clash once more, Cloud's sleeve rips from Kadaj's missed strike.

vs Reno and Rude (Advent Children Complete; Kadaj)

Here, Kadaj has soundly defeated Reno and Rude off screen.

vs Buster Sword (Advent Children Complete; Kadaj)

Here, Kadaj kicks over the Buster Sword that has been embedded into the ground to function as a gravemarker for Zack Fair.

vs Geostigma Afflicted Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete; Loz and Yazoo)

Outside Midgar

Here, Yazoo dodges Cloud Strife's attack after he'd been blocking Yazoo's gunfire.

Here, Loz blocks Cloud Strife's initial attack only for Cloud Strife to get distracted by his Geostigma allowing for Loz to disarm him when they next clash.

Here, Yazoo is able to propel his motorcycle into the air and aim his weapon to shoot Cloud Strife in the head.

Forgotten City

Here, Cloud Strife skids out off his motorcycle and Loz halts its forward momentum as it slams into his foot.

Here, as Cloud Strife needs to defend against Yazoo's gunfire with his Fusion Sword, Loz comes in to initiate melee and they have a brief exchange before Loz's blocked punch sends Cloud Strife flying backwards.

Here, Cloud Strife lunges at Loz, Loz sends him flying overhead with a kick. Yazoo jumps in to attack Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife manages to block the initial strike, only to get sent flying backwards by the follow up kick.

Here, Cloud Strife deflects Yazoo's gunfire, his counterattacks are parried and fended off by Yazoo.

Here, Loz sends a shockwave through the earth with a Dual Hound enhanced punch. Cloud Strife fends off Yazoo's gunfire with his Fusion Sword and prepares his Limit Break "Blade Beam" to counter to oncoming wave of earth. The attacks are equal and cancel out.

Here, Loz forces Cloud Strife onto the defensive with a Dual Hound enhanced strike to the gut and Cloud Strife is on the back foot the entire clash between himself and Loz and Yazoo. Cloud Strife is forced to retreat into the air by jumping away.

Here, Loz tosses Yazoo at Cloud Strife, Cloud Strife deflects Yazoo's gunfire before the pair have a brief exchange in the air where Yazoo kicks Cloud Strife away and disarms him with a well placed gun shot.

Here, Loz breaks an ancient petrified tree with a punch.

Here, Cloud Strife deflects more bullets as he is placed on the defensive as the trio block, counter, and dodge their respective attacks midair. Loz breaks more of the petrified tree by barreling through it.

Egde/Midgar Highway

Here, Cloud Strife and Yazoo briefly clash while riding their motorcycles and push apart.

Here, Loz jumps to attack Cloud Strife, whiffs, and breaks the asphalt underneath his punch.

Here, Loz jumps from the ceiling to assault Cloud Strife and they briefly clash before Cloud Strife overpower Loz and sends him flying. Yazoo forces Cloud Strife to deflect his gunfire with his Fusion Sword and they both close in on one another to briefly clash.

Here, Loz halts the forward momentum of his motorcycle by gouging the asphalt with his fist, chucks it at Cloud Strife with his legs, and has Yazoo dodge under it as it passes by to hit Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife bisects the motorcycle with a slash of his Fusion Sword.

Here, Loz ragdolls Cloud Strife around the highway tunnel for a bit after having eaten the explosion of his motorcycle.

vs Reno and Rude (Advent Children Complete; Loz and Yazoo)

Here, Loz jumps high into the air to attack Reno, Reno dodges Loz's attack.

Here, here, and here, Yazoo dodges, blocks, counters, and jumps around Reno as he attempts to fend off the Remnant of Sephiroth. Reno is ultimately sent flying back Yazoo's kick to end the exchange.

Here, Rude and Loz get into a brief grapple. Rude gets in a headbutt and tries to toss Loz only to get thrown by Loz in return.

Here, Loz sends both Reno and Rude flying away with a punch.

Here, Loz pushes his and Yazoo's motorcycles apart with a kick in order to avoid Helicopter gunfire from Reno.

Here, Yazoo moves his arm into position as his motorcycle moves in slow motion in order to have it aimed to shoot Reno's flight controls.

vs Tifa Lockhart (Advent Children Complete; Loz)

Here, Tifa Lockhart and Loz briefly clash before Tifa Lockhart starts to hammer Loz with a flurry of strikes. Loz is otherwise fine.

Here, Tifa Lockhart kicks Loz in the face, Loz responds with a punch augmented by his Dual Hound.

Here, Tifa Lockhart and Loz begin their exchange once more. Loz dodges Tifa Lockhart's initial leg sweep on for her to begin laying into Loz again with a combination kicks that send Loz moving backwards.

Here, Loz wins his grapple with Tifa Lockhart and sends her flying backwards with a push his Dual Hound and a kick.

Here, Tifa Lockhart dodges Loz's punch augmented by Dual Hound that breaks the wall and lays into him with a punch and slams him into the ground by pouncing on his chest with both legs.

Here, Loz grabs Tifa Lockhart by the ankle, swings her around, destroys a number of pews, and tosses her across the Church into the opposite wall.

Here, Loz throws a broken pew at Tifa Lockhart, blitzes down the aisle as she's distracted destroying the projectile, and knocks out Tifa Lockhart with a few attacks from his Dual Hound.

vs Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth)

Here, Safer Sephiroth attacks Cloud Strife with a slash of his winged arm. The attack inflicts Paralysis and Blindness on those it connects with.

vs Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII; Bizarro Sephiroth)

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth attacks Cloud Strife with Sephiroth Shock.

vs Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova SYNTHESIS)

Here, Jenova SYNTHESIS attacks Cloud Strife with a series a smacks with her tentacles.

vs Midgar Zolom (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova Body)

"Our enemy is someone that could do this?"

Here, Sephiroth has impaled the corpse of a Midgar Zolom on a tree near the Mythril Mines.

vs Cloud Strife and Friends (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova Body)

Here, Sephiroth slams into Cloud Strife and company with such force as to send them flying as he seeks to leave the ship.

Here, Sephiroth chucks a Materia at Cloud Strife with enough force to stagger him.

Here, Sephiroth slams into and slashes Cloud Strife and company with enough force to temporarily incapacitate them.

vs Tseng (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova Body)

Here, Sephiroth cripples Tseng with a single charging slash. Here, Tseng has survived a Fir/e/a/aga from Genesis Rhapsodos.

vs Sephiroth Clones (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova Body)

Here, Sephiroth kills a pair of Sephiroth Clones with a slash, sending them flying.

vs Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth cuts apart the steel walkway as Cloud Strife charges him. Cloud Strife jumps at Sephiroth, they clash, Sephiroth overpowers him and sends Cloud falling to the lab’s lower level below.

Here, Cloud Strife rushes Sephiroth and blade locks him for a bit before Sephiroth overpowers him.

Here and here, Sephiroth ragdolls Cloud Strife across the battlefield of the "Singularity" Midgar cityscape.

Here, Sephiroth's "Aeolian Onslaught" is unblockable by Cloud Strife.

Here, Sephiroth is able to send a defending Cloud Strife flying with a shower of Draw Slashes. Here, Sephiroth employs more Draw Slashes to attack Cloud Strife. Here, Sephiroth further enhances his Draw Slash with the power of his dark energy infused feathers and Cloud Strife is unable to block it (this attack is unnamed, but appears to be called 孤高の虚無 in the Ultimania).

Here, Sephiroth's Hell's Gate.

Here, Cloud Strife and Sephiroth clash a number of times before Sephiroth overpowers him.

Here, Cloud Strife and Sephiroth clash and dodge a couple strikes a piece.

Here, Cloud Strife after images at Sephiroth, Sephiroth blocks his strike.

Here, more clashing, parrying, and dodging for Cloud Strife and Sephiroth.

Here, the final blade lock, Sephiroth overpowers Cloud Strife after a few seconds.

Here, Sephiroth blitzes Cloud Strife and disarms him.

vs Whispers (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Sephiroth Clone Possession)

Here, Sephiroth slashes at a number of Whispers and destroys them/sends them flying away.

vs Barret Wallace (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Sephiroth Clone Possession)

Here, Sephiroth kills both President Shinra and Barret. The Whispers try to prevent it, but fail to do so.

vs Enraged pre-Jenova Enhancement Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

Cloud’s Skill with Greatswords

As a regular member of the Shinra Army, Cloud’s standard armament in this game is an automatic rifle, but as demonstrated in Scene 08-19 where he impaled Sephiroth with the Buster Sword he is adept at wielding greatswords. He appears to have had some grounding in using swords, and there is also a scene in “BC” where he fights back against an elite AVALANCHE unit with a large sword.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

Trivia 3

A Natural Talent for Swordsmanship.

In BC the 14 year old Cloud, on an escort mission, steals a sword from the enemies’ elite Raven soldiers, and shows amazing swordsmanship for his first time to the amazement of the Turk working with him. It is probably because he has this natural talent for using large swords that he able to use Zack’s Buster Sword so well.

[BC] The Turk also expresses surprise at Cloud handling the sword so well that one wouldn’t expect it from just having watched others.

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Here, an Injured Sephiroth blocks Cloud Strife's jumping slash, sends him flying through the doorway with his parry, and slices through the walls of the Mako Reactor with enough force to cause the wall to super heat.

Here, alternatively, Sephiroth impales and lifts a charging Cloud Strife before being overpowered and ragdolled by him into the ceiling and falling into the Mako.

Here, alternatively, Sephiroth parries Cloud Strife's charging stab and impales him before tossing him across the room.

vs Jenova (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

***Jenova-SYNTHESIS*** (Page 204)

The forms of Jenova that have been fought up to this point (BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH) were parts of the body which escaped from the Shin-Ra building. In regard to Jenova-SYNTHESIS, this form that was arranged to be fought inside the Planet, it is the head of Jenova that Sephiroth had in hand five years ago and the other parts Shin-Ra had, their Reunion complete. As such, its appearance differs from the previous forms: the image of this form's upper body has become strong, it being the closest to perfection.

...

***Jenova*** (Pages 210-213) (005.1)

An intelligent lifeform from somewhere in space. Approximately 2000 years ago, it crashlanded at the North Pole ["Knowlespole" in the English localization of the game] (the vicinity of Icicle Lodge's ["Icicle Inn" in the English localization] present location), negatively affecting the Planet; it came to be feared as "the Calamity from the Skies" by the Ancients, who still existed in great numbers at that time. Vicious, extremely aggressive and cunning. Having no thoughts of creating anything following bringing destruction, it only follows its instincts to incite ruin, utilizing its mimic ability (-->P.211) to infect other living organisms with its virus. In addition, due to its abnormal resilence, even if dismembered, its cells will call out to one another, seeking to reunite into their original form (-->Reunion/P.211). The scar Jenova's landing left on the Planet remains even to the present day, being now known as "the Northern Crater."

(Accompanying screenshot caption)

The parts that are seperated from the main body are still able to function as extensions. That is what those monsters called "Jenova" are that Cloud and company fight during the journey.

*Professor Gast and the Jenova Project*

Approximately 2000 years ago, Jenova collided with the Planet, and although the Ancients were nearly reduced to extinction, some Ancient survivors managed to seal Jenova underground in a deep sleep. However, Jenova would awaken because of Gast's guidance of Shin-Ra's Science Department.

...

***The WEAPONs*** (Page 215) (005.4)

The WEAPONs, created by the Planet itself, exist for the sake of acting as a self-defense mechanism [for the Planet]. Once, when the Planet had been injured after Jenova collided with it, Jenova became an impediment [to the Planet healing], and the Planet manufactured the WEAPONs to remove the creature by force. However, because the survivors of the Cetra succeeded in sealing Jenova away, the Planet mixed the WEAPONs with the natural mako within the Northern Crater and put them to sleep for a long time; until they -- perceiving the crisis to the Planet -- awakened simultaneously with Sephiroth calling Meteor. Regarding everything as a threat to the Planet, humans and civilizations became targets of the WEAPONs' destruction, though they faced opposition in Cloud and his friends.

(Accompanying screenshot caption)

Within the Northern Crater, where the Lifestream swells, the WEAPONs were put to sleep. Their faces are visible within the enormous mako which formed within the crater.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega

[ Approximately 2000 years before FFVII ]

·An extraterrestrial life form that will later be named Jenova crash lands on the planet while traveling through space on a meteorite. The indigenous Cetra race gather at the impact site in an effort to heal the massive wound to the planet, but are soon confronted by Jenova. The creature nearly wipes out the entire Cetra race before it is defeated and sealed in a geological stratum. Enormous creatures later called Weapons were created by the planet to combat Jenova, but with the creature defeated by the few surviving Cetra, the Weapons are placed in stasis within the crater formed by Jenova’s meteor. The impact crater will eventually become known as the Great Northern Crater.

...

Jenova

「 FFVII – AC – CC – DC – LO 」

A life form from another planet, which arrived on the planet on a meteorite approx. 2000 years ago. While it is not yet completely clear what it truly is, it is extremely intelligent and has the ability to mimic any other living being. It has an instinctive drive to destroy planets, and is a highly dangerous entity, so as the ‘Calamity from the Sky’ it was sealed by the Ancients. It was excavated by the ShinRa Company and used as a valuable basis of living body experiments, but together with Sephiroth who was created by those experiments it once again came back into action to destroy the planet. Even though most of its physical body was lost during the Jenova War its malevolent will remains, lurking in the Lifestream.

...

Reunion

「 FFVII – AC 」

One of the properties Jenova possesses is that separated pieces of flesh, called cells, will regenerate back to their original form – working toward the phenomenon of reunification. This is shown by instance(s) when both Jenova, who is practically close to immortal, and the son whom should be called Sephiroth, are resurrected sooner or later even after being destroyed.

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"What I want, Cloud... is to sail the darkness of the universe with this planet as my vessel... just as my mother did long ago..."

Here and here, the Cetra were informed by the Planet of the wound/crater left in the Northpole by Jenova's arrival and that Jenova fell from the sky creating it. 1000s of Cetra gathered to heal the wound to the Planet, but it still only healed itself after many years due to the severity of the wound. The snow in the north never melts and the land around the wound withered due to the Lifestream being expended in order to heal the Planet. Thereafter Jenova went about her Cetra extinction spree, taking the forms of dead loved ones to deceive them and infect those it came into contact with the virus that drove them mad and transformed them into monsters.

Here, in response to Jenova, the Planet created the 8 WEAPONs in order to see Jenova destroyed. Before they could be deployed, Jenova was sealed away by the remaining living Cetra and the Planet has kept the WEAPONs on standby as it watches the sealed Jenova just in case Jenova rouses once more. The Planet cannot fully heal so long as Jenova exists.

Here and here, a full view of the crater left behind by Jenova's impact on the Planet and discussed how the impact from her arrival pushed the up the land to form "Gaea's Cliffs".

Here, here, and here, an injured Sephiroth slices off Jenova's head and begins to carry it around with him.

vs Jenova's Visage (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

Here, here, and here, Sephiroth breaks and lifts up Jenova's Visage.

vs Post Modeoheim Zack Fair (Crisis Core; Nibelheim)

Here, Zack Fair reacts to and blocks Sephiroth's slash.

Here, Zack Fair takes a jumping slash at Sephiroth, Sephiroth deflects him to the side.

Here, Sephiroth's "Draw Slash" is blocked and endured by Zack Fair.

Here, Sephiroth uses "Draw Slash" against Zack Fair.

Here, Sephiroth's "Blade Beam" is blocked by Zack Fair.

Here, Sephiroth's strike is dodged by Zack Fair, both Sephiroth and Zack jump dozens of meters into the air.

Here, Zack Fair briefly holds his ground with Sephiroth in a blade lock before being overpowered and sent flying.

Here and here, an alternative take from Last Order (Zack appears to struggle far more than he had in Crisis Core, but this is explainable by being an interpretation/report of events by the Turks in the area).

vs Player Turk (Before Crisis; Nibelheim)

Here and here, the air pressure of Sephiroth's slash is so great the Player Turk can't even move.

Here and here, Sephiroth attacks the Player Turk. The slash's impact leaves behind a substantial crater.

vs Tifa Lockhart (FInal Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

"I used the Cure spell on you many times... and my Cure spells weren't helping."

Here, Sephiroth briefly grapples with and slashes Tifa, sending her flying from the force. She's crippled to the extent that her Master Zangan's numerous attempts at casting Cure are ineffectual.

vs Dragon (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

Here and here, Sephiroth kills a Dragon.

vs Genesis Rhapsodos and Angeal Hewley (Crisis Core; Pre-Nibelheim)

Here, Sephiroth parries and blocks numerous strikes from Angeal Hewley and Genesis Rhapsodos.

Here, Sephiroth engages in a blade lock with both Angeal Hewley and Genesis Rhapsodos before overcoming them both.

Here, Sephiroth and Genesis Rhapsodos exchange blows before blade locking, both disengage as Angeal Hewley jumps in to attack Sephiroth.

Here, Sephiroth bats Genesis Rhapsodos’ jumping attack away, trades blows with Angeal Hewley, and overcomes Angeal Hewley in a blade lock.

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos imbues his sword with magical power and begins clashing evenly with Sephiroth. The ensuing blade lock damages the Mako Cannon beneath their feet. Sephiroth manages to push Genesis Rhapsodos backwards.

Here, Sephiroth and Genesis Rhapsodos continue to block and parry each others blows before engaging in another blade lock. Sephiroth pushes Genesis Rhapsodos back out of the blade lock, Genesis Rhapsodos blocks Sephiroth’s next strike.

Here, Sephiroth sends Genesis Rhapsodos hundreds of meters into the air (though Genesis Rhapsodos did block Sephiroth’s attack). Sephiroth jumps after Genesis Rhapsodos and continues their exchange of blows.

Here, Sephiroth overpowers Genesis Rhapsodos’ Firaga assault with Blade Beam. Genesis Rhapsodos endures the first Blade Beam. Genesis Rhapsodos' strikes are able to match Sephiroth’s subsequent Blade Beams. Sephiroth’s Blade Beams slice through the Mako Cannon.

Here, Sephiroth slices up large swathes of the Mako Cannon as he reengages with Genesis Rhapsodos.

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos further empowers his sword with magical energy, Genesis Rhapsodos and Sephiroth clash and crater a large section of steel on the Mako Cannon as their blade lock ends relatively evenly (slight advantage Sephiroth).

vs Elfe (Before Crisis; Pre-Nibelheim)

Here, here, and here, Sephiroth and Elfe clash blades with one another and cause a notable crater to form beneath their feet. Sephiroth senses the Zirconiade Materia in Elfe and notes she possesses an "exceptional strength" within her and warns not to take her lightly.

vs Helicopter (Before Crisis; Pre-Nibelheim)

Here and here, Sephiroth's slash destroys a Helicopter in a single attack.

vs Behemoth (Before Crisis; Pre-Nibelheim)

Here, Sephiroth has killed a Behemoth. The Behemoth's corpse is lodged inside a notable crater shaped roughly in its own outline.

vs Ifrit (Crisis Core; Pre-Nibelheim)

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."

Of similar note? For a summon on Ifrit's general level like Shiva?

"An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands."
"An ice-elemental entity and ruler over the world of ice. It is said that she once saved the planet from certain destruction by staunching a great wound with a glacier."

Here, Sephiroth intercepts and slices through Ifrit's thrown fireball after breaking his way into Ifrit's dimension.

Here, Sephiroth defeats the crippled Ifrit with a single stroke.

vs G Assailant (Crisis Core; Pre-Nibelheim)

Copy Technology

Technology which, by transplanting the cells of a G-Type SOLDIER into a physically strong subject, copies the donor’s abilities, appearance, and characteristics onto the subject. However it does not always yield perfect results, and differences in appearance and ability may arise based on the subject’s latent potential. For example, the reason the Genesis and Angeal Copies in the game seem weaker than their originals is due to the subject’s latent potential being inferior to the originals, and are unable to fully utilise the abilities they received.

The influence of the copying process also extends to the subject’s mind, and if the subject’s will is weak their will is completely taken over by that of the cell donor and leads to the breakdown of their sense of self, like the SOLDIER operatives who become Genesis Copies. Conversely, if they are strong willed, they can maintain their identity while still being influenced by the will of the cell donor, such as Lazard as an Angeal Copy.

...

Genesis Copy

Subjects of the copy technique where Genesis’ cells were used. Though they are all humans their individual differences become more prominent during the process, as seen with the G-Assault and the G-Warrior, showing how an individual’s latent abilities can become integrated into the changes in form and strength that takes place during the copy process. The rate of their degradation also varies from individual to individual, along with influences from the state of Genesis’ cells, and thus his own degradation quickens the degradation of all Genesis Copies.

...

SOLDIER Degradation

A symptom of a particular flaw inherit within the G-Series SOLDIERs and their copies. It is due to an imperfect integration of Jenova cells into their bodies, and the symptoms worsen as their genetic information is spread to other beings. The first signs of degradation are changes in skin quality and hair color, and as the body’s natural immune system is damaged the subject’s skin and muscle tissue begin to degrade. Furthermore, the subject looses their ability to restrain themselves from giving in to brutal outbursts, which can temporarily raise their skills in combat, but they run the risk of eventually devolving into monsters.

...

Hollander’s Degradation

During the scenes in Gongaga Hollander’s degradation is revealed, because he used the same cells [from Gillian] he had originally transplanted into Genesis, and thus converted himself into a G-Series SOLDIER. The reason why his degradation is progressing at a remarkable rate and why his one wing is so small is because he does not have the same physical strength as Genesis.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

G-Type SOLDIER

Those created by Project G, and used to refers to Angeal and Genesis (in a broader sense, it also includes Hollander, who had applied the same treatment to himself during the game). The Copy ability they possess is the influence of Jenova’s own abilities to convert its target into a monster by implanting it with a virus it generates within its own body, and to mimic the form of people the target knows through reading their memories and emotions. However, as the Jenova cells are not fixed in their bodies, a G-Type SOLDIER will succumb to degradation symptoms as time passes.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

Genesis Army

An army formed by Genesis, Hollander, and Lazard, and comprised of Genesis and Angeal Copies. It was based out of Banora and Modeoheim. The people who were turned into Genesis Copies were those who Genesis took with him during the Mass SOLDIER Desertion.

Crisis Core Complete Guide

Here, Sephiroth kills a G Assailant with a pair of slashes.

vs G Avengers, Sweepers, and Bee Saucer Is

Here, Sephiroth destroys the collective group of enemies before Zack Fair has time to act in his aid.

vs AVALANCHE (Before Crisis; Pre-Nibelheim)

Here, the aftermath of Sephiroth's slaughtering of numerous AVALANCHE Troopers.

Durability

Here, Lucrecia explains how her Jenova Cells wouldn't allow her to die despite wanting to die. Lucrecia, knowing Sephiroth has Jenova Cells much like she does, speculates he'd similarly be unable to die easily.

vs Omnislash V6 (Advent Children Complete)

"His last line doesn't make him sound entirely defeated. It's almost like he's not done yet, and he continues to linger out there, somewhere in space, waiting for the next chance. I discussed this with the voice director Shimizu, and asked him how defeared he wanted Sephiroth's final lines to sound."

Here, Cloud Strife's Omnislash V6 wounds Sephiroth to the extent he's no longer capable of sustaining his possession of Kadaj. He's otherwise left largely intact, if not fatally wounded, by the assault.

vs Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete)

Here, Cloud Strife shoves Sephiroth through numerous concrete floors to no particular effect.

vs Finishing Touch (Advent Children Complete; Kadaj)

Here, Kadaj leaps into the air to attack Cloud Strife. Cloud Strife counters Kadaj by hitting him with his Limit Break "Finishing Touch". Kadaj endures the attack.

For comparison's sake? Let's look at Cloud Strife's battle with Bahamut SIN.

Mechanics, creature designer, Takayuki Takeya wondered if Bahamut Shin could be beaten when he looked at it.

The fight with Bahamut Shin was done with the Weapon battles from the game in mind so that viewers could feel the whole party was fighting together.

Final Fantasy VII AC Limited Edition Staff Commentary Summarization

Here, Cloud Strife's Limit Break "Braver" smashes the armor covering Bahamut SIN's skull and physically overpowered its upwards ascent via flight.

"Bahamut, having stored maximum energy, unleashes Mega Flare (later retconned to Peta Flare in FFRK) with uprecedented force. Cloud cuts through the blast and flies towards Bahamut. Cloud fuses his two swords and deals the finishing blow to Bahamut" - FFVII AC Limited Edition Collector's Set Bonus Script

Here and here, Cloud Strife's Climhazzard/Ascension cleaves through both Bahamut SIN's "Peta Flare" and Bahamut SIN itself, defeating it outright.

vs Geostigma Afflicted Cloud Strife (Advent Children Complete; Loz and Yazoo)

Here, Loz endures the force of having his motorcycle thrown and crash by Cloud Strife's motorcycle's storage mechanism for his Fusion Sword opening violently.

Here, Loz endures Cloud Strife kicking him and having his motorcycle blow up in his face.

Here, Loz and Yazoo clash with Geostigma Afflicted Cloud Strife and end up enduring the force of thrown by Cloud Strife's whirling slash attack that destroyed Loz's Dual Hound.

Here, Loz and Yazoo endure the explosion caused by the bomb Rude had personally produced. The explosion is violent enough to jossle Cloud Strife's highspeed motorcycle and cause him to briefly lose control from numerous kilometers away.

vs Reno and Rude (Advent Children Complete; Loz and Yazoo)

Here, Rude and Loz get into a brief grapple. Rude gets in a headbutt and tries to toss Loz only to get thrown by Loz in return.

Here, Loz and Yazoo each endure Reno and Rude's punches that send them both flying.

vs Tifa Lockhart (Advent Children Complete; Loz)

Here, Tifa Lockhart and Loz briefly clash before Tifa Lockhart starts to hammer Loz with a flurry of strikes. Loz is otherwise fine.

Here, Tifa Lockhart kicks Loz in the face, Loz responds with a punch augmented by his Dual Hound.

Here, Tifa Lockhart and Loz begin their exchange once more. Loz dodges Tifa Lockhart's initial leg sweep on for her to begin laying into Loz again with a combination kicks that send Loz moving backwards.

Here, Tifa Lockhart dodges Loz's punch augmented by Dual Hound that breaks the wall and lays into him with a punch and slams him into the ground by pouncing on his chest with both legs.

Here and here, Tifa Lockhart propels herself at Loz, drags his face across the floor, tosses him into the air, and slams him back down in the pews with a one armed throw. Loz is otherwise alright despite her attacks.

vs Omnislash (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

Omnislash

Appears in name alone in a question when joining the Premium Fan Club. It is the strongest limit break belonging to Cloud in FFVII; a series of 15 consecutive highly charged sword strikes. In the final stages of the Jenova War, Cloud used this attack to finish off Sephiroth. In AC he also used the same attack to finish off Sephiroth, but the one used there is called “Omnislash Ver.5”, and is an evolved form of the aforementioned attack.

Crisis Core Complete Guide
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p499
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p499

Panel 1

大剣を頭上にかかげて、 静かに

闘気を髙め……。

Panel 2

限界に達した気を、 正面にかま

え直した剣にそそぎこむ。

Panel 3

目にも止まらぬスビー ドでモン

ス夕ーへと接近。

Panel 4

けさ懸けにー閃、さらに斬り上

げ、 突きと運続攻撃を行なう。

Panel 5

ふたたび斬り上げると同時に、

大きくジャンブ。

Panel 6

落下の勢いを利用して、 強烈な

ー撃をお見舞い。

Panel 7

羞地でくずれた体勢を立て直し

ながら、 剣を振り上げる。

Panel 8

突きから払いへの、 目にも止ま

らぬ運続攻繋。

Panel 9

返す剣で斬り上げてから、再度

強烈な突きをくり出す。

Panel 10

剣を振り上げつつ、 敵の頭上に

跳ぴ上がる。

Panel 11

落下しながらのするどい斬撃を

もうー度。

Panel 12

そこからも、 斬り上げ、 突きと

攻撃を仕掛ける。

Panel 13

三たぴ敵の頭上へとジャンブ。

その場で剣に力をこめる。

Panel 14

すベての力が集中した刀身は、

まばゆい光を放ち……。

Panel 15

たたきつけた渾身の一撃は、 閃光とともにモンス

夕ーに大ダメージを与える。

Here and here, Sephiroth is able to endure Omnislash long enough for Cloud Strife to complete the entire string of attacks. While Sephiroth's body is left largely intact, he no longer possesses the strength to retain his form and diffuses into the Lifestream.

vs Super Nova (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth)

Here, Safer Sephiroth tanks the expansion of the Sun and the ensuing explosion caused by his own Ultimate Technique.

vs Knights of the Round (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizzaro Sephiroth)

"There are generations of knowledge and wisdom inside the Materia. We're going to borrow their powers and save the Planet from Sephiroth. There's no way we can lose the Huge Materia."

Doesn't hurt to remember that the power Cloud plans to borrow includes the creation of the Master Summon Materia, of which Knights of the Round is included, amongst all the other weaker summons.

Additionally?

Only 5 AI Scripts in the game acknowledge the usage of Knights of the Round having occurred at some point in the same battle or one preceeding it.

Those are Emerald WEAPON (counterattacks with Air Tam Storm), Ruby WEAPON (counterattacks with Ultima), Jenova SYNTHESIS, Bizzaro Sephiroth (use against Jenova SYNTHESIS increases its HP; if used on Jenova, it stands to reason it'd be used here too hence the increase in HP), and Safer Sephiroth (use against Jenova SYNTHESIS increases its HP; if used on Jenova, it stands to reason it'd be used here too hence the increase in HP).

Ergo, its fair game to suggest they were employed in all 5 battles in relation to character durability whereas other characters obviously possess no such reference or canonical reason for it possibly appearing in the fight.

AI: Setup

{

Turn off Death Handling for Safer*Sephiroth

TempVar:CharLv99 = GlobalVar:CharLv99

TempVar:BzHeadDeaths = GlobalVar:BzHeadDeaths

If (GlobalVar:JenovaKoR == 1) Then

{

TempVar:JenovaBonus = 80000

Safer Sephiroth's AI Script

AI: Setup {

TempVar:MainBody = Bizarro∙Sephiroth A

TempVar:Head::= Bizarro∙Sephiroth B

TempVar:Core::= Bizarro∙Sephiroth C

TempVar:RightMgc = Bizarro∙Sephiroth D

TempVar:LeftMgc:= Bizarro∙Sephiroth E

Turn off Death Handling for Bizarro∙Sephiroth

If (Self is TempVar:MainBody) Then

{

TempVar:CharLv99 = GlobalVar:CharLv99

If (GlobalVar:JenovaKoR == 1) Then

{

TempVar:JenovaBonus = 60000

Bizarro Sephiroth's AI Script
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496-497
Examples of Stars, Nebulae, and Galaxies present in Knights of the Round's Dimension

1. 未知の力に引き寄せられ` 敵の周囲の地面が大きく陥没。

"Drawn into an unknown power, the enemy's surrounding ground gives way to an enormous cave in"

2. くぼみから工ネルギーが噴き出し、 次元のはざまへの扉が開く。

"Energy spouts out from out of the cavity, and a door to the dimensional threshold opens"

3. 敵はくほみのなかの闔へ吸いこまれていき……。

"The enemy proceeds to be absorbed into the door within the cavity..."

4. 淡い光を放つ次元のはざまヘとたどり驚く。

"They pursue their course into the dimensional threshold, which casts a faint light, and become astonished"

5. 次元のはざまのかなたから姿を現した、 ひとり目の円卓の騎士。

"The first Knight of the Round revealed its form, from beyond (Beyond or other side, whichever you prefer) the dimensional threshold"

...

23. 闔のかなたで輝いていた光が強くなり、 ア一サー王が豊場。

"The light shining within the door becomes stronger, and King Arthur appears"

24. 顔全体を覆うカブトからわずかにのぞく目を光らせたのち......。

"And after taking a small peek from his helmet, which covers his entire visage..."

25. 深紅のマン 卜を広げ、 両手で聖剣工クス力リパ一を振りかざす。

"His deep crimson mantle spreads, and he brandished the Holy Sword Excalibur with both of his hands"

26. エクス力リパ一を豪快に振り下ろし、 円卓の騎士たちの運続攻撃をしめく くるア一サ一王。

"King Arthur magnificently swings Excalibur downwards, bringing the continued attacks of the Knights of the Round to a finish"

27. エクスカリパ一の衝撃波 が広がり、 空聞にヒビが入っていく。

"Excalibur's shockwave expands, and space proceeds to crack"

28. 空聞がこまかく割れ、 次元のはざまが消滅する。

"The space is minutely cleaved, and the dimensional threshold is annihilated"

Partial translation of p496 FFVII Ultimania Omega (Credits to Trexalfa)

Third pic -> 敵はくぼみのなかの闇へ吸い込まれていき

The opponent (party) is sucked up into a cavity filled with Darkness.

Partial translation of p496 FFVII Ultimania Omega

-> エクスカリバーの衝撃波が広がり、空間にひびは入っていく

The shockwave caused by Excalibur spreads out and a crack forms in Space.

Last Pic -> 空間がこまかく割れ、次元のはざまが消滅する

The Space is cut down, the DIMENSION thus vanishes.

Partial translation of p497 FFVII Ultimania Omega

1.計闇のかなたで輝ていた光が強くなり、アーサー王が登場。

Kei yami no kanata de terute ita hikari ga tsuyoku nari, āsā-ō ga tōjō.

The light shining beyond the darkness became stronger, and King Arthur appeared.

2. 顔全体を覆うカブトからわずかにのぞく目を光らせたのち。

Kao zentai o ōu kabuto kara wazuka ni nozoku me o hikaraseta nochi.

After keeping a close eye on the helmet that covers the entire face.

3. 深紅のマントを広げ,両手で聖剣エクスカリバーを振りかざす。

Shinku no manto o hiroge, ryōte de seiken ekusukaribā o furikazasu.

Spread the crimson cloak and shake the Holy Sword Excalibur with both hands.

4. エクスカリバーを豪快に振り下ろし、円卓の騎士たちの連続攻撃をしめくくるアーサー王。

Ekusukaribā o gōkai ni furi oroshi, entaku no kishi-tachi no renzoku kōgeki o shimekukuru āsā-ō.

King Arthur swings the Excalibur vigorously and finishes the continuous attack of the knights of the round table.

5. エクスカリバーの衝撃波が広がり、空間にヒビが入ってく。

Ekusukaribā no shōgekiha ga hirogari, kūkan ni hibi ga haitte ku.

The shock wave of Excalibur spreads and the space cracks.

6. 空間がこまか割くれ、次元のはざまが消滅する。

Kūkan ga komaka wari kure, jigen no hazama ga shōmetsu suru.

The space is broken up and the gaps between dimensions disappear.

Partial translation of p497 FFVII Ultimania Omega

Panel 1

未知の力に引き寄せられ` 敵の

周囲の地面が大きく陥没。

Panel 2

くぼみから工ネルギーが噴き出

し、 次元のはざまへの扉が開く。

Panel 3

敵はくほみのなかの闔へ吸いこ

まれていき……。

Panel 4

淡い光を放つ次元のはざまヘと

たどり驚く。

Panel 5

次元のはざまのかなたから姿を

現した、 ひとり目の円卓の騎士。

Panel 6

敵のもとへ高速移動し、 両手で

長剣をかまえ……。

Panel 7

すさま じ く強力な一撃で、敵を

水平に斬り払う。

Panel 8

ひとり目と入れかわりで、 ふた

り目の騎土が登場。

Panel 9

左手でヤリを回転させながら移

動し、 敵を背後から斬り刻む。

Panel 10

3人目の騎士は、 手にした赤い

ロッ ドから球体の炎を発射。

Panel 11

敵の周囲にとてつもない規棋の

大爆発が巷き起こる。

Panel 12

4人目の騎士がメイスを振りま

わして敵をたたきのめし......。

Panel 13

両手で長剣をかまえた5人目の

騎士が、すぱゃく敵を斬り上げる。

Panel 14

さらに、 銀色のハンマーで敵を

なぐりつける6人目の騎士。

Panel 15

水色のワンドを持った7人目の

騎士が、 白く輝く冷気を放つ。

Panel 16

生成された巨大な氷塊は、 すべ

ての敵を包みこむ。

Panel 17

三叉のヤを回転させ` 敵を足リ

元から斬りつける8人目の騎士。

Panel 18

9人目の騎士が、 右手に持った

錫杖を振り払い......。

Panel 19

敵に向かって数個の隕石を落下

させる。

Panel 20

ナギナ夕を回転させっつ頭上か

ら襲いかかる10人目の騎士。

Panel 21

11人目の騎士が、 両手で斧を

振り下ろして敵を斬り裂く。

Panel 22

剣をかまえた12人目の騎士が

敵をつらぬくと、あたりが静寂に。

Panel 23

闔のかなたで輝いていた光が強

くなり、 ア一サー王が豊場。

Panel 24

顔全体を覆うカブトからわずか

にのぞく目を光らせたのち......。

Panel 25

深紅のマン 卜を広げ、 両手で聖

剣工クス力リパ一を振りかざす。

Panel 26

エクス力リパ一を豪快に振り下ろし、 円卓の騎士

たちの運続攻撃をしめく くるア一サ一王。

Panel 27

エクスカリパ一の衝撃波 が広が

り、 空聞にヒビが入っていく。

Panel 28

空聞がこまかく割れ、 次元のは

ざまが消滅する。

Here and here, Safer Sephiroth endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

Here and here, Bizzaro Sephiroth endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End".

vs Bahamut Zero (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

"There are generations of knowledge and wisdom inside the Materia. We're going to borrow their powers and save the Planet from Sephiroth. There's no way we can lose the Huge Materia."

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p496

Panel 1

地平線から、 陽光を背にバハム

ー卜零式が現れる。

Panel 2

宇宙空聞を高速飛行したのち、

6つの翼を順番に伸ばし……。

Panel 3

口を開いて、 青く輝く工ネルギ

ーをためはじめる。

Panel 4

絶大なる工ネルギーが、 まぱゆ

い光を発しながらロ元に集中。

Panel 5

集めた工ネルギーを、 宇宙空閤

から放出する。

Panel 6

地上の敵へ向かってまっすぐ突

き進む、 青色のエネルギー。

Panel 7

敵の上空の雲を突き破って地上

へ押し寄せ……。

Panel 8

敵に命中。 大量の光と熱があた

りに拡散する。

Panel 9

計り知れないほどの爆発が起こり、爆風がすべて

の敵を包みこむ。

Here, Summons as powerful as Bahamut Zero are born from the power of the Blue Huge Materia.

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Bahamut Zero's "Tera Flare".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Bahamut Zero's "Tera Flare".

vs Typhon (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Alright.

I see where that comes from, it depends how you want to interpret 天地崩壊 (This is Typhoon's designation/title it means "Collapsing World" or something to that effect). The main problem being 天地 / tenchi here.

For instance, the 5th pic:

- 放たれた閃光とともに、一瞬のうちに天地が逆転し...

- hanatareta senkou to tomo ni, isshun no uchi no Tenchi ga gyatuktenshi...

- With a flash of light, the World is reversed in an instant...

So, tenchi can mean World indeed, as well as mean Heaven & Earth, Realm... It's a pretty vague term all things considered.

I'm afraid to say this because I'm sure Megatron will jump on it, but it can also mean Universe.

In fact, my dictionary says:

Heaven and Earth, Universe.

Partial translation of p495 FFVII Ultimania Omega

Panel 1

色あざやかに輝く竜巻が発生し、

しだいに勢いを増していく。

Panel 2

竜巻を吹き飛ばしてテュポ一ン

が現れ、 不気味に笑う。

Panel 3

前方の顔が敵に向けて鼻息を吹

きかけると、 新たな竜巻が発生。

Panel 4

うしろを振り向き、 後方の顔が

大きくロを開く。

Panel 5

放たれた閃光とともに、 一瞬の

うちに天地が逆転し......。

Panel 6

地面がくずれ、 敵が真っ逆さま

に落下していく。

Panel 7

粉々にくずれ落ちた地面の破片が、 追い打ちをか

けるように敵に降りかかる。

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Typhon's "Disintegration".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Typhon's "Disintegration".

vs Hades (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495
Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Here, Reno and Rude discuss how the Gelnika was carrying Anti-Sephiroth Weaponry and Materia before WEAPON sank the plane (notable among them being the Highwind Limit Break, Hades Materia, and Double Cut Materia).

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Hades' "Black Cauldron".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Hades' "Black Cauldron".

vs Neo Bahamut (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizzaro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p495

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Neo Bahamut's "Giga Flare".

vs Phoenix (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

Here, an example of Phoenix's "Phoenix Flame" at Fort Condor.

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Phoenix's "Phoenix Flame".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Phoenix's "Phoenix Flame".

vs Alexander (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Alexander's "Judgement".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Alexander's "Judgement".

vs Kujata (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p494

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Kujata's "Tetra-Disaster".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Kujata's "Tetra-Disaster".

vs Bahamut (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

"A legendary summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet. According to oral tradition, there are many Bahamuts, each with their own powers and forms."
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients...
A non-elemental entity capable of unspeakable destruction. Regarded as a symbol of might since the time of the Ancients..."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

vs Leviathan (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

"A summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is a tutelary dragon deity said to protect people from natural disasters..."
"A non-elemental entity capable of tremendous physical attacks. The patron deity of Wutai, this giant, serpentine entity is said to have quelled a great many calamities."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Leviathan's "Tidal Wave".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Leviathan's "Tidal Wave".

vs Odin (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p493

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Odin's "Gungnir".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Odin's "Gungnir".

vs Titan (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Titan's "Anger of the Land".

vs Ramuh (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p492

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Ramuh's "Judgement Bolt".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Ramuh's "Judgement Bolt".

vs Ifrit (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

"A powerful djinn with control over scorching flames hot enough to turn the whole world to ashes."
"A flame-wielding summon recreated in virtual reality. This entity is said to have given humans the gift of fire, and is widely known as the incarnation of creaion and destruction."
"This great horned beast is capable of untold devastation and can reduce anything in its path to a pile of smouldering ash."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p491

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

vs Shiva (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

"An ice-element summon recreated in virtual reality. It is the manifestation of a queen who once healed the planet's wounds with ice, as evidenced by the existence of permafrost in the polar lands."
"An ice-elemental entity and ruler over the world of ice. It is said that she once saved the planet from certain destruction by staunching a great wound with a glacier."
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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p491

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Shiva's "Diamond Dust".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Shiva's "Diamond Dust".

vs Choco/Mog (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p490

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures Choco/Mog's "DeathBlow!!".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures Choco/Mog's "DeathBlow!!".

vs Highwind (Final Fantasy VII; Safer Sephiroth/Bizarro Sephiroth)

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p075

Highwind

As the Highwind hovers above in the sky on standby, Cid sends out the signal. The Highwind aims for the clusters of monsters, firing out a huge salvo of missiles. Amidst the rain of falling missiles, a pillar of fire rises up to engulf the entire field.

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Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p515

Here, Reno and Rude discuss how the Gelnika was carrying Anti-Sephiroth Weaponry and Materia before WEAPON sank the plane (notable among them being the Highwind Limit Break, Hades Materia, and Double Cut Materia).

Here, Safer Sephiroth endures the entirety of Cid Highwind's Limit Break "Highwind".

Here, Bizarro Sephiroth endures the entirety of Cid Highwind's Limit Break "Highwind".

vs Knights of the Round (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova SYNTHESIS)

AI: Setup {

TempVar:Ultima = 9

GlobalVar:JenovaKoR = 0

If (Self is Jenova*SYNTHESISA) Then

...

If (Self is Jenova*SYNTHESISA) Then

{

If ((Jenova*SYNTHESISA's HP < 15000) AND (TempVar:Ultima > 5)) Then

{

TempVar:Ultima = 5

}

If ((Last Command was Summon or W-Summon)

AND (Last Attack was Knights of Round)) Then

{

GlobalVar:JenovaKoR = 1

}

}

} AI: Counter - Death {

If (Self is Jenova*SYNTHESISA) Then

{

If ((Last Command was Summon or W-Summon)

AND (Last Attack was Knights of Round)) Then

{

GlobalVar:JenovaKoR = 1

Jenova Synthesis' AI Script

Here and here, Jenova SYNTHESIS endures the entirety of the Knights of the Round's "Ultimate End" barring the final strike delivered by King Arthur's Excalibur.

vs Northern Crater Impact Event (Final Fantasy VII; Jenova SYNTHESIS)

***Jenova-SYNTHESIS*** (Page 204)

The forms of Jenova that have been fought up to this point (BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH) were parts of the body which escaped from the Shin-Ra building. In regard to Jenova-SYNTHESIS, this form that was arranged to be fought inside the Planet, it is the head of Jenova that Sephiroth had in hand five years ago and the other parts Shin-Ra had, their Reunion complete. As such, its appearance differs from the previous forms: the image of this form's upper body has become strong, it being the closest to perfection.

...

***Jenova*** (Pages 210-213) (005.1)

An intelligent lifeform from somewhere in space. Approximately 2000 years ago, it crashlanded at the North Pole ["Knowlespole" in the English localization of the game] (the vicinity of Icicle Lodge's ["Icicle Inn" in the English localization] present location), negatively affecting the Planet; it came to be feared as "the Calamity from the Skies" by the Ancients, who still existed in great numbers at that time. Vicious, extremely aggressive and cunning. Having no thoughts of creating anything following bringing destruction, it only follows its instincts to incite ruin, utilizing its mimic ability (-->P.211) to infect other living organisms with its virus. In addition, due to its abnormal resilence, even if dismembered, its cells will call out to one another, seeking to reunite into their original form (-->Reunion/P.211). The scar Jenova's landing left on the Planet remains even to the present day, being now known as "the Northern Crater."

(Accompanying screenshot caption)

The parts that are seperated from the main body are still able to function as extensions. That is what those monsters called "Jenova" are that Cloud and company fight during the journey.

*Professor Gast and the Jenova Project*

Approximately 2000 years ago, Jenova collided with the Planet, and although the Ancients were nearly reduced to extinction, some Ancient survivors managed to seal Jenova underground in a deep sleep. However, Jenova would awaken because of Gast's guidance of Shin-Ra's Science Department.

...

***The WEAPONs*** (Page 215) (005.4)

The WEAPONs, created by the Planet itself, exist for the sake of acting as a self-defense mechanism [for the Planet]. Once, when the Planet had been injured after Jenova collided with it, Jenova became an impediment [to the Planet healing], and the Planet manufactured the WEAPONs to remove the creature by force. However, because the survivors of the Cetra succeeded in sealing Jenova away, the Planet mixed the WEAPONs with the natural mako within the Northern Crater and put them to sleep for a long time; until they -- perceiving the crisis to the Planet -- awakened simultaneously with Sephiroth calling Meteor. Regarding everything as a threat to the Planet, humans and civilizations became targets of the WEAPONs' destruction, though they faced opposition in Cloud and his friends.

(Accompanying screenshot caption)

Within the Northern Crater, where the Lifestream swells, the WEAPONs were put to sleep. Their faces are visible within the enormous mako which formed within the crater.

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[ Approximately 2000 years before FFVII ]

·An extraterrestrial life form that will later be named Jenova crash lands on the planet while traveling through space on a meteorite. The indigenous Cetra race gather at the impact site in an effort to heal the massive wound to the planet, but are soon confronted by Jenova. The creature nearly wipes out the entire Cetra race before it is defeated and sealed in a geological stratum. Enormous creatures later called Weapons were created by the planet to combat Jenova, but with the creature defeated by the few surviving Cetra, the Weapons are placed in stasis within the crater formed by Jenova’s meteor. The impact crater will eventually become known as the Great Northern Crater.

...

Jenova

「 FFVII – AC – CC – DC – LO 」

A life form from another planet, which arrived on the planet on a meteorite approx. 2000 years ago. While it is not yet completely clear what it truly is, it is extremely intelligent and has the ability to mimic any other living being. It has an instinctive drive to destroy planets, and is a highly dangerous entity, so as the ‘Calamity from the Sky’ it was sealed by the Ancients. It was excavated by the ShinRa Company and used as a valuable basis of living body experiments, but together with Sephiroth who was created by those experiments it once again came back into action to destroy the planet. Even though most of its physical body was lost during the Jenova War its malevolent will remains, lurking in the Lifestream.

...

Reunion

「 FFVII – AC 」

One of the properties Jenova possesses is that separated pieces of flesh, called cells, will regenerate back to their original form – working toward the phenomenon of reunification. This is shown by instance(s) when both Jenova, who is practically close to immortal, and the son whom should be called Sephiroth, are resurrected sooner or later even after being destroyed.

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"What I want, Cloud... is to sail the darkness of the universe with this planet as my vessel... just as my mother did long ago..."

Here and here, the Cetra were informed by the Planet of the wound/crater left in the Northpole by Jenova's arrival and that Jenova fell from the sky creating it. 1000s of Cetra gathered to heal the wound to the Planet, but it still only healed itself after many years due to the severity of the wound. The snow in the north never melts and the land around the wound withered due to the Lifestream being expended in order to heal the Planet. Thereafter Jenova went about her Cetra extinction spree, taking the forms of dead loved ones to deceive them and infect those it came into contact with the virus that drove them mad and transformed them into monsters.

Here, in response to Jenova, the Planet created the 8 WEAPONs in order to see Jenova destroyed. Before they could be deployed, Jenova was sealed away by the remaining living Cetra and the Planet has kept the WEAPONs on standby as it watches the sealed Jenova just in case Jenova rouses once more. The Planet cannot fully heal so long as Jenova exists.

Here and here, a full view of the crater left behind by Jenova's impact on the Planet and discussed how the impact from her arrival pushed the up the land to form "Gaea's Cliffs".

vs Reawakening WEAPONs and Summoning Meteor (Final Fantasy VII; Meteor Crisis)

Here and here, Sephiroth and Cloud Strife tank the explosion of Lifestream that ensued after the summoning of Meteor and the reawakening of the WEAPONs that destroyed the base of the Northern Crater.

vs Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife's Limit Break "Ascension".

Here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife's Limit Break "Cross Slash".

Here and here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife's combination of slashes that send him flying across "Singularity" Midgar's debris battle field.

Here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife's parrying of his Telluric Fury.

Here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife's final attack, an explosion of Whispers ensues and both Cloud Strife and Sephiroth travel to the Edge of Creation.

vs Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough/Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here and here, Sephiroth endures the combination assault of Aerith's Ability "Ray of Judgement" or Tifa's Limit Break "Somersault" and Ability "Starshower" topped off by Cloud's downward slash sending him crashing through "Singularity" Midgar's building debris.

vs Aerith Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures and is driven back by Aerith Gainsborough's Fir/e/a/aga.

vs Barret Wallace (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures and is driven back by Barret Wallace's Maximum Fury.

vs Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures and is driven back by Tifa Lockhart's Limit Break "Somersault" .

vs Bahamut (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Bahamut's "Mega Flare".

vs Leviathan (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Leviathan's "Tsunami".

vs Ifrit (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Ifrit's "Hellfire".

vs Shiva (Final Fantasy VII Remake; Unknown)

Here, Sephiroth endures Shiva's "Diamond Dust".

vs Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

Cloud’s Skill with Greatswords

As a regular member of the Shinra Army, Cloud’s standard armament in this game is an automatic rifle, but as demonstrated in Scene 08-19 where he impaled Sephiroth with the Buster Sword he is adept at wielding greatswords. He appears to have had some grounding in using swords, and there is also a scene in “BC” where he fights back against an elite AVALANCHE unit with a large sword.

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Trivia 3

A Natural Talent for Swordsmanship.

In BC the 14 year old Cloud, on an escort mission, steals a sword from the enemies’ elite Raven soldiers, and shows amazing swordsmanship for his first time to the amazement of the Turk working with him. It is probably because he has this natural talent for using large swords that he able to use Zack’s Buster Sword so well.

[BC] The Turk also expresses surprise at Cloud handling the sword so well that one wouldn’t expect it from just having watched others.

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Here, here, and here, Sephiroth endures Cloud Strife stabbing him through the torso with the Buster Sword.

Here, here, here, and here, Sephiroth endures being ragdolled by an Enraged pre-Jenova Enhanced Cloud Strife that just managed to physically overpower him.

vs Dragon (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

Here, Sephiroth tanks the Dragon's Flame Thrower.

vs Free Fall (Final Fantasy VII; Nibelheim)

Here, Sephiroth, Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, and Zack Fair survive free fall from towards the top of Mount Nibel.

vs Genesis Rhapsodos (Crisis Core; Pre-Nibelheim)

Here, Genesis Rhapsodos casts Firaga, Sephiroth swats a few out of the sky before they overwhelm him and begin to combine into a larger mass of fire. Here, an example of what Genesis can accomplish with his "Fir/e/a/aga".

Resistances

vs Bad Breath (Mental Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, Transmutation, and Size Manipulation)

Here, Cloud Strife's Enemy Skill "Bad Breath" is ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Dimensional Manipulation

Here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Remove" is ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Mental/Soul Manipulation

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"After plunging himself into the Lifestream... Sephiroth's body was diffused into the flow, but it drifted to the Northern Cave and reunited there due to his strong will"

[ ν ] – εуλ 0002

...

October

The remains of Sephiroth’s body drift to the Northern Crater. There, he absorbs knowledge from the Lifestream, and with the power of the head of Jenova and his own will, Sephiroth begins to create a new body.

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Here, Sephiroth has gained the knowledge and wisdom of the Ancients having traveled the Lifestream after Nibelheim. He's additionally gained the knowledge and wisdom of those that came after the extinction of the Ancients.

Here, Sephiroth is able to entirely resist the "voices of the planet" that are "howling in pain". Their words don't reach him, all their moments and memories are like rolling off his back.

The woman had sensed a different presence within the Lifestream cycling around the planet. It was the vehemence of a strong will, one that would never join with the planet. She knew this consciousness. It was the man who had taken her life. A merciless spirit hidden behind a beauteous wall. That spirit was now operating from within the Lifestream.

Lifestream White 1

***Lifestream*** (Pages 216-217) (005.5)

Everything that lives on the Planet returns to the Planet, and new life is born from their life force, which is also the life of the Planet and is called "Spirit Energy." The flowing collective of this spiritual energy is called "the Lifestream." When those who live on the Planet die, their life force returns to the Planet, becomes part of the Lifestream and is eventually allocated into a new life that will grow. This cycle of energy normally allows the Planet to function richly.

...

*Mako poisoning*

The Lifestream is the place to which all life returns, and, as a result, it is overflowing with knowledge. Consequently, when one falls in the Lifestream, the surge of information entering their head exceeds their brain's tolerance level and the danger of their mind shattering becomes high. The state in which one's mind has collapsed like this is called "mako poisoning," and doesn't happen only by falling into the Lifestream, but also through being exposed to mako. Cloud has suffered from this condition on 2 occasions.

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"The Lifestream is a mass of spiritual energy and one person alone couldn't stand against such an incredible spiritual current..."

So my spirit will become one with the Lifestream coursing through this Planet. I wonder if father will be there too. Does consciousness have a shape? …No, such a powerful flow of energy would shatter the consciousness of any single human being easily.

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Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Berserk/Confusion/Silence/Sleep" are ineffective against Sephiroth.

Here, here, here, and here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Death" and Enemy Skills "Death Sentence/L5 Death/Roulette" are ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Petrification

Here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Break" is ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Poison Manipulation

Here, here, and here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Bio/ra/ga" are ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Size Manipulation

Here and here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Mini" and Enemy Skill "L4 Suicide" are ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Time Manipulation

Here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Stop" is ineffective against Sephiroth.

vs Transmutation

Here and here, Cloud Strife's Magic "Toad" and Enemy Skill "Frog Song" are ineffective against Sephiroth.

"I will...never be a memory..."

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"Good to see you, Cloud."

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Part 1 and Part 2.

Because the original became too bloated to contain it all in one place

Covers Sephiroth, Jenova, and the Sephiroth Remnants because they're all ultimately similar, just that Sephiroth is the strongest among them and can replicate what they've performed.

I'm not pretending to make this for this website specifically, so standards of evidence may vary. I just happen to like the blog format here the best. As my intention is to be as complete as possible, regardless of your standards, I'm pretty sure you'll find something to use in here.

On what qualifies as a feat for the purposes of this collection? As video games seem to be one of those things that lack universal standards?

Things like HP, other stats, and status conditions are obviously gameplay and play no part in evaluation.

What's left of relevance then?

The animations and how they interact with the models are removed from the statistics used to determine game mechanics. In general, I prefer to take the animations and how they interact as being representative of their capabilities unless otherwise clarified to not be so by the developers. Repeated animations that couldn't feasibly be repeated aren't something to concern oneself with either. In consideration to disk space and internal storage/memory, its a bit ridiculous to ask for unique animations to the effect of preserving some arbitrary form of continuity when the animation just exists to represent what came to the development team's imagination.

Doesn't have to be your take, just happens to be mine and elsewhere.

Will/Mental/Spiritual Power Mechanics of FFVII

Here, here, here, and here, the Lifestream is the merged/convergent path of energy (Spirit Energy) of the consciousness/hearts/souls for all living things roaming the Planet. New life born with Spirit Energy and die to return it to the Planet (with some exceptions). Spirit Energy is what makes it possible for the planets to form in Final Fantasy VII. Without Spirit Energy, the planets cannot retain their shape and are destroyed. Shinra's use of Mako Energy will deplete the Lifestream over time and lead to the death of the Planet.

"It's full of the knowledge of the Ancients. No...not knowledge...consciousness...a living soul..."
"To an operative, nothing compares to the experience gained on the journey to SOLDIER 1st Class. Operatives tap into these past achievements to carry out feats otherwise inconceivable. In fact, without being able to recall such experiences, an operative would find himself unable to improve his skills."

The man could sense the Lifestream trying to erode his spirit– the memories of his former experiences, thoughts and emotions. If he allowed himself be taken into the current, the being he once was would soon disseminate and disappear amongst the spirit energy cycling around the planet.

Lifestream Black 1

Some of the people possessed wounds that even the materia Yuffie had couldn’t heal but, she was sure they would heal gradually if cared for well. The problem was Yuffie herself didn’t have the mental power. Materia was the crystallization of the Lifestream. To withdraw the power from the stabilized crystal, some form of shock is required and this is triggered by the mind waves of the user. As a result of that, the materia user’s mind is significantly weakened.

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Limit Breaks

When your spirit energy rises to its ultimate limit, for a short while it aligns with and emits from your body. Furthermore, Zack is unusual in that he can copy Limit Breaks, such as taking Aerith’s “Healing Wind” Limit Break from FFVII and turning it into his Limit Break “Healing Wave”. In the same way, Cloud takes his Limit Break “Meteor Rain” from the original Limit Break Zack created based on him called “Meteor Shot”.

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039
Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p039

Omnislash

When the limit is reached, his sword is imbued with fighting spirit from the heart for just a moment. In the blink of an eye, 14 hits of damage are dealt one after another…. Cloud then dramatically leaps into the air and brings his sword down for the final slash.

Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega: Cloud Strife Profile p036-041

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p045

Final Heaven

Brandishing her right hand, she concentrates her fighting spirit into her clenched fist. With the fist that starts to emanate light depending on the amount of spirit energy gathered, she deals a massive blow to the monster! The spirit energy that is sent into the monster through her fist starts to destroy it from within, crushing it together with a big explosion.

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Final Fantasy VII 10th Anniversary Ultimania p067

All Creation

After setting up the weapon to break the seal, she focuses her spirit. Before the eyes of the concentrating Yuffie, a large mass of spirit which glows violet, appears. After the spirit energy has formed up sufficiently, it is directed towards the enemy. The released spirit becomes an obi of light and shoots towards the enemy group, engulfing them.

FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania: Yuffie Kisaragi Profile p064-067

Essentially?

The Soul = Will/Mind. Memories/Thoughts/Emotions are essentially the main power-sources in FFVII. The more heightened a characters emotions, the stronger that character will grow and perform.

Accolades

Safer Sephiroth

Sephiroth having neared godhood. Having only a single arm turned into a wing makes one think of a “One-Winged Angel,” which is also the title of his theme song. At the start of development he was tentatively called “Master Sephiroth.”

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A legendary member of SOLDIER once revered as a hero.

In the original game, after learning that he was the product of genetic experimentation, he decided he was fated to destroy the planet—and he had more than enough power to do so.

During his stint in SOLDIER, he learned well how to slash enemies with an impossibly-long sword. His fighting prowess is perhaps the only thing he values from the time he considered himself to be human.

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It seems like you battle Weiss in the DLC. Why did you choose that character?

Nomura: Since the strongest character, Sephiroth, is already in the game, we wanted to have another formidable boss aside from Sephiroth, so we chose Weiss. I personally am curious as to how a battle would play out for the first time with Cloud versus Weiss. In fact, I even asked the team to add Weiss as a secret boss ev