Cloud Strife

Game: Final Fantasy VII
Genre: RPG 
Year: 1997
Biters: Vyse (Skies of Arcadia), Tidus (Final Fantasy X), Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)

Complex Says: Cloud went a different route with RPG style in Final Fantasy VII. Not only was his blasé attitude cool, but his style was dope. Cloud skipped the scarf and cape, and he even passed on armor (that shoulder pad wouldn’t protect us from a cold). Cloud’s choice to go all black everything and show a little skin got the heroes after him biting his style. Hero characters will do anything to have as many action figures as our boy Cloud. You can’t top the original (or beat him in fanboy polls.)