Cloud Strife as I would like to put whether some like it or not is the ICON of the video gaming world. Final Fantasy VII has had such an Impact on gamers with it's graphics, story line which will be hard to beat for a very long time, and then there are the characters. Cloud Strife still till this day can make an impact on the gaming world as most have seen his appearance in Kingdom Hearts.
Example of the ICON, is now they are making a movie of Final Fantasy VII.
See IMPACT people.