April 19, 2024

Cloud Strife, the broody protagonist of Remaining Fantasy VII and its remakes, has a fairly elaborate backstory. He grew up in Nibelheim, went on to change into a SOLDIER, and obtained combined up with Sephiroth alongside the best way. However after virtually 30 years, we nonetheless don’t know who his father is. Nonetheless, as Sq. Enix has expanded the universe with new video games and different exterior media, followers assume we may be closing in on studying who Cloud’s pricey previous dad may be because of a brand new gentle novel

Spoilers for Remaining Fantasy VII, Ever Disaster, and The First Soldier observe, in addition to a basic gesturing at one thing from Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth.

The idea that’s been choosing up steam for the previous yr is that Glenn Lodbrok, a personality within the video games Remaining Fantasy VII: The First Soldier and Ever Disaster. At a look, the resemblance is there—each Glenn and Cloud are blondes with blue-green eyes. The timeline additionally looks as if it may line up. Glenn is proven as an grownup in The First Soldier, at a time when Cloud was only some years previous. In order that’s among the simple shit out of the best way.

Within the unique Remaining Fantasy VII, Cloud merely says his father died when he was younger, which is why his mom Claudia was residing alone in Nibelheim. Glenn doesn’t die in The First Soldier, however he may even have “disappeared,” which appears to presumably line up with how the prolonged universe stuff talks about Cloud’s dad. Audrey Lamsam, the CEO of Aitai Japan Inc. and frequent Remaining Fantasy fan translator, posted in regards to the new Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth “World Preview” e-book. She hypothesizes that Glenn may be Cloud’s father primarily based on a few intriguing traces traces.

In response to her translation, Cloud’s father is described within the e-book as “an upbeat and optimistic man” who would say, “hey, so long as ya obtained 2000 gil in your pockets, you possibly can go wherever you want and overcome virtually something.” Cloud and his mom every obtained 2000 gil from the pockets his dad left behind, including as much as 4000 gil in complete. At one level in The First Soldier, Glenn is revealed to owe his teammate Matt 4000 gil. The quantities are conspicuously the identical, which suggests Glenn used borrowed cash to provide Cloud and Claudia some money in case he didn’t come again from wherever he went.

Glenn holds a weapon.

Picture: Sq. Enix

Lamsam additionally factors out that the e-book doesn’t say Cloud’s father is useless, however says that he “left” or “disappeared.” In concept, this may very well be one of many diverging paths within the Remaining Fantasy VII Remake timeline. He may need died within the unique Remaining Fantasy VII however merely disappeared within the Remake continuity.

Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth does reference the occasions of The First Soldier, so you probably have by no means performed it, it may be price watching some clips on YouTube or enjoying via Remaining Fantasy VII: Ever Disaster, which comprises the story of The First Soldier. Is an eventual Cloud Strife dad reveal within the works right here? We will solely speculate. However on condition that Remaining Fantasy VII Remake and its sequels are doing so many sudden issues with the supply materials, it doesn’t look like a stretch.

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