They are fighting in the ruins of an ancient city. To win one must kill or totally incapacitate the other. They are both in character.
Cloud reappears as the protagonist in the computer-animated sequel film, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children , in which he fights a new threat to the world while dealing with a seemingly terminal illness. Cloud was designed by Tetsuya Nomura , a character artist for the Final Fantasy series, whose role expanded during the title's development to include supervision over Cloud's personality. Yoshinori Kitase , director of VII , and Kazushige Nojima , one of the game's events planners, developed the story and wanted to create a mysterious character who acted atypically for a hero. After VII , Nomura assumed greater responsibility for Cloud's development, and his design was revised to better conform with the series' shift to a more realistic style. Cloud has garnered a primarily positive reception from critics. Described as iconic, Cloud has been cited favorably as an example of complex character writing in video games, as one of its first unreliable narrators , and for the game's depiction of his mental disorder. He has ranked highly in various character lists compiled by video game publications, and remains popular among fans, continuing to place highly in popularity polls conducted by Famitsu , Guinness , and other organizations.
Everyone knew that. But I can't remain trapped in an illusion anymore. I'm going to live my life without pretending. You just don't get it at all. There's not a thing I don't cherish! Nowadays, Cloud works as a simple mercenary with no real moral code nor ideals, taking any job for the right price. Now Cloud must work to take down his former employers alongside a group that doesn't trust him, fighting for a cause he has no interest in.