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Final Fantasy VII

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Somebody I know told me that Cloud's girlfriend was Aerith, although I doubt that. Does anyone know who it is? I dont want to start any trouble. I'm not a big fan of the Final Fantasy series, but can somebody answer this for me?

Edit: I should have been more clearer, I didnt sound like I was. I should have asked who is clouds girlfriend.

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  • I'm not sure he's explicitly with anyone, though the closest is probably Tifa.

  • I always assumed he was single. He looked too depressed to be with somebody.

  • Cloud and Aeris (do NOT correct my spelling) were clearly interested in each other, but unfortunately she died before anything could happen. Cloud and Tifa, on the other hand, were childhood friends and it's sort-of hinted that they may, at some point, hook up after the games/film, though it's never explicitly said.

    So Aeris was never Cloud's girlfriend, though she might have been if she hadn't died. If you want more info on the history of all this, then here we go...

    Cloud is basically a nobody. He leave Nibelheim full of dreams of becoming a big-time SOLDIER, but ultimately ends up as one of the nameless grunts that make up the Shinra army. However, there's a guy named Zack who IS a SOLDIER, and the two become friends. Zack also dates Aeris at some point.

    After Cloud and Zack return to Nibelheim and Sephiroth goes bat-shit insane, the two escape with Zack badly injured. The two almost make it to Midgard before Zack dies, and Cloud, who's suffering an identity crisis, basically takes on Zack's life. Eventually he bumps into Aeris, and she's drawn to him because he reminds her of Zack, though she kind of learns to like Cloud for who he is as well.

    Then Cloud goes bananas, Sephiroth proclaims he's a god and Aeris gets a sword through the chest. So much for that romance. It's shown, however, that as she becomes one with the Lifeforce, she reunites with Zack and they're happy ever after. Despite being dead. Go figure.

    I think I've got that fairly accurate, though I'm sure someone will correct me. It's been a while since I played the game, watched the move and read the short stories.

  • @Leplaya said: I always assumed he was single. He looked too depressed to be with somebody.


    I always assumed he was in a relationship. He looked too depressed to NOT be with somebody.

    @Leplaya said: Cloud and Aeris (do NOT correct my spelling)


    Got it, spelling is off-limits.

    So Aeris was never Cloud's boyfriend, though she might have been if she hadn't died.


    What.

  • If Aeris hadn't died, there's a chance that she and Cloud might have ended up as Boyfriend and Girlfriend. Not that hard a concept to understand.

  • I don't know though...that would make Aeris(th) like that chick from legends of the fall.

  • @Darth Marsden said: If Aeris hadn't died, there's a chance that she and Cloud might have ended up as Boyfriend and Girlfriend. Not that hard a concept to understand.

    Reread what you said. Carefully.

  • @Darkblader said: Somebody I know told me that Cloud's girlfriend was Aerith, although I doubt that. Does anyone know who it is? I dont want to start any trouble. I'm not a big fan of the Final Fantasy series, but can somebody answer this for me?

    Edit: I should have been more clearer, I didnt sound like I was. I should have asked who is clouds girlfriend.


    In FF7, you have the option of which person you would like Cloud to pursue a relationship with (Aeris/Aerith or Tifa). At the Golden Saucer, you go on a date with the girl you chose and do such things as ride the ferris wheel. There may be further interactions which vary depending on which girl you choose, but the initial visit to the Golden Saucer is the one place that comes to my mind at present.

    For anyone confused about the names Aerith vs. Aeris: Aeris is the name given in the english releases of the game. My wife says that her brother's copy of FF7 called her Aerith, but also that he had the PC version. Whether this is accurate or not I have yet to verify.

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    @Chyron8472 said: In FF7, you have the option of which person you would like Cloud to pursue a relationship with (Aeris/Aerith or Tifa). At the Golden Saucer, you go on a date with the girl you chose and do such things as ride the ferris wheel. There may be further interactions which vary depending on which girl you choose, but the initial visit to the Golden Saucer is the one place that comes to my mind at present.

    For anyone confused about the names Aerith vs. Aeris: Aeris is the name given in the english releases of the game. My wife says that her brother's copy of FF7 called her Aerith, but also that he had the PC version. Whether this is accurate or not I have yet to verify.

    A) Who you go out with at the Gold Saucer is not a direct player choice. The game memorizes with whom you've been most friendly with and that's the person to surprise you with a date at the Gold Saucer. I've heard it could even be Yuffie or Barret, but that might just be a cruel internet rumor. :D

    B) The Aerith-Aeris discussion is pretty futile. Japanese does not have the "th" sound, so the English translation from the Japanese letters used an "s"; however, I think I've seen Tetsuya Nomura's original character design with the European letters "Aerith". So it's rather unclear what was "intended", and if there is a "correct" spelling. Funny story: The German version - one of the most horrible translations in the history of gaming - was obviously translated from the US version (!) and used "Aeris". I immediately changed it to "Aerith" back in 1997. So there you have it. :D

    Update: I was speaking about this character design thingy. At least I can confirm that it already existed in 1997. ;)

  • You can go on a date with Barret as well, and I don't think Cloud could be considered gay. Cloud is single all throughout the game, and I don't think he's ever even had a girlfriend. He was too busy trying (with little success) to advance his career to become a Soldier. Tifa is his childhood friend, and though he probably had a crush on her at some point, and maybe even she has some feelings for him, they're not in a relationship during the game (nor in the prequel Crisis Core, in which he's already left to become a Soldier). Aeris is, however, very close to be his girlfriend before she dies, and there's definately something going on between them from the start (although Cloud is too messed up in the head to make something out of it).

    To make the answer short, no, she isn't.

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