Early Life Edit
Cloud was born in a sleepy mountain village called Nibelheim and was neighbors with Tifa Lockhart. When he was young, his father died, and he was raised by his mother. Cloud grew up isolated from the rest of the village, and soon developed a crush on Tifa. When Cloud was nine, Tifa's mother died. Tifa believed she could be reunited with her mother if she crossed Mt. Nibel, and Cloud followed. Tifa soon became injured in a fall and Tifa's father blamed Cloud, believing it to have been his fault. Tifa's father forbade Cloud from coming near Tifa. Cloud blamed himself for Tifa's injury, thinking that he could have saved her. As a result, Cloud developed a bit of an anger problem, always getting into fights, not even caring who it was with. Yet in spite of this new show of aggression, Cloud was still just a quiet kid who rarely had much of anything to do with the other kids in the village. When Cloud became thirteen, he learned of Sephiroth and the heroic things he did. Longing to be a hero like him, Cloud set out to join SOLDIER. He told Tifa about what he was doing, hoping to impress her. Upon her request, he agreed to come save her if she ever found herself in trouble. The following spring, Cloud set out to Midgar in pursuit of his goal.