View Full Version : Cloud+Tifa or Cloud+Aeris?

11-19-2016, 04:31 AM
Who do you think Cloud is better paired with? Tifa or Aeris? I personally am Team Tifa, since I feel they are more connected in a sense to each other romantically in the game. The way Tifa feels obligated to take care of cloud after he is rendered a vegetable is a task I think you'd only do if you truly loved someone. Also, the scene outside the airship in disk three is cute as hell. I think the whole Cloud and Aeris thing stems from Aeris missing Zack more than anything.

11-19-2016, 04:34 AM
I know that fans are either team a or team b, but I like both, I really honestly feel like old Cloudy had the feels for both girls. Not in a dodgy manner, just that he strongly cared for them both.

I disagree about Aerith only loving Cloud as a reminder for Zack, maybe at the beginning, but with the Cloud/ Aerith date, Aerith says that Cloud and Zack are different, and she wants to meet the real Cloud. Again, like Cloud himself, I think she had feelings for both Cloud and Zack, Cloud as somebody new, and Zack as a old sweetheart. Because you never really move on from your first love.

Wolf Kanno
11-19-2016, 05:14 AM
I honestly prefer the CloudxAerith pairing, if only because I feel Cloud needs someone like Aerith, whereas Tifa is just as emotionally clingy as Cloud is and I don't feel either of them are emotionally strong enough to build a lasting relationship with each other that would actually work outside of fiction. While Tifa certainly started Cloud's journey, I feel it was Aerith who really brought out a bit more of his character, whereas Cloud sticks to being a bit of a cold-hearted jerk in the very beginning around Tifa. Course we can argue that most of that was Zack coming through, but if playing through the VII compilation has taught me anything, it's that Zack was a cool dude and Cloud could stand to be more like him anyway.

I also just feel like Cloud and Tifa's whole relationship is just as much of a lie as Cloud and Aerith's in the sense that the revelations of Cloud's past show that the two barely spoke or knew each other before Cloud called her out to the water tower, and yet even Tifa is so far into the "childhood sweethearts" spiel her pre-teen self developed that even she forgot how little she really knew about the guy. So I don't really feel her past with Cloud gives her any more of a right to Cloud than Aerith; being alive by the end does. ;)

11-19-2016, 05:20 AM
I respect everyone's opinion, I think its fun to see what other people think about the subject.:love:

11-19-2016, 01:16 PM
I prefer Cloud with Tifa. It seems more real to me, and I love how they always have each other's back. I also really love all the scenes they have together, particularly the Lifestream sequence. He only knew Aerith for three months, and, for me, you can't be completely in love in three months. If she didn't die, maybe things could have been different, but she did.

11-19-2016, 09:48 PM
The game already stated Cloud needs an older woman that cares about him.

=> Aerith

Forsaken Lover
11-22-2016, 03:01 AM
The game already stated Cloud needs an older woman that cares about him.

=> Aerith

That was his mom.

Note: I am a Cloud/Aerith fan and was thinking of this exact quote but a single NPC is not "the game."

I used to, back when I first played VII, really root for Tifa. She's so sweet and absolutely devoted to Cloud. Cloud in turn was this dork who admired her from afar and always wanted to impress her. I think ti's really easy to relate to these two more than anyone else in the party.

But over the years, I think I've come to look at things more...I dunno, not objectively but in a way that takes the narrative into account. Aerith is probably the most important person in the party even after her death. She and Cloud have a peculiar yet touching relationship given their respective pasts with Zack. (who is a schmuck and not nearly as good as Cloud) Nevertheless, there is a tragic beauty to how Aerith never met "the real Cloud." As the journey unfolded more and more of Cloud came out but she still never met the real deal.

Perhaps I'm a sucker for tragedy but this tangled wave and the fact Aerith died makes me ship these two so hard. What could have been and all that.