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Manly Cloud by GENZOMAN Manly Cloud by GENZOMAN
HEY! HAPPY THANKSGIVING GUYS!! :D

Again I was talking with that friend I told you a time ago... yeah, the same guy wich dont like Zelda games for how Link looks (My favorite Link is toon link, the one of Oracle games and from Twilight princess)

Here is the link BTW.
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And, well, the chat started pretty well, About the new SF4 and the new characthers and about the new released screens of FFXIII and there he started to complain about the news FF.

Acording to him:
"since FFVII the charas are more feminine , for example, Cloud: Blond, green/bluish eyes, thin and emo, do you know what he needs to be a real hero?MUSCLES, A MANLY BEARD OR MUSTACHES, ASSASSIN EYES, A MORE BIGGER SWORD, HE TRAVEL SO HIS CLOTHS NEEDS TO BE DIRTY, HE FIGHT, SO HIS CLOTHS MUST BE STAINED WITH BLOOD, POUCHES TO CARRY THE MATERIA AND KILL SEPHIROTH WHIT HIS OWN HANDS LIKE A MAN"

me: dude that looks like a nightmare to me. O_o
I love the work of Amano, Yoshida and of course Nomura, I think each one give the best for FF (my favorites: FFV-VI-VII-IX-X-tactics) But let me show you how could look your "manly cloud"
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I still preffer the Cloud of the Original FFVII, more than the one of the movie or his later apparitions :p
Hey Square-Enix guys!!! I still waiting for a remake, that game was good, Manly tears when Aeris... well, U now, dont want to spoil the game :p

Just 4 fun and part of "manly series"
Bamboo/3 hours or so/PSCS2/Music: The otherworld - FFX OST

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GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
hahah seems cloud went to fist of the northstar universe for training and came back like this. Yes japan can make manly as well. Just take a look at kenshiro and co even rei whos supposed to be the pretty boy is manlier than most square characters
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Gurratheman Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totaly agree with your friend. Get rid of those androgyn girly-looking emo boys, its time to put on the bigboy pants and man up.
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Virte Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Best cloud ever! Like seriously! Well done. I love it!!!
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:iconthe-legendary-sword9:
LOLOL! so good!

seriously, draw more of your friends ideas and suggestions, they are epic/funny!

i love how badass and hillariously overdone in masculinity cloud is in this picture.

will you draw more like this, or more comedic parts?

also yes, i would love it if square enix did a modern re-make of the FF VII and of FF VIII for PS3/PS4.
it would rock so hard!

keep up the good work sir!
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Xarti Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, wow, so manly!
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:iconangchi:
ANGCHI Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I would  have love to see him like that in the game! Epic pic! keep up the good work!
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LA--RANA Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! jajajajjaja risas y aplausos!!!! gran trabajo con Cloud! :iconxd1plz:
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BigGuns007 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I think most Americans would prefer this version over the teenage angst one. Its just culture. :p 
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongoodrageplz: EXCELLENT WORK
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...featured here
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:iconpetitspas:
Petitspas Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Well, at least Asia doesn't have the hypervirilism trouble. XD
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:iconsonicjkevin:
sonicJKevin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
holy §hhh this is awesome! Masato Inohara (Burning Spirit) [V2] 
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Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Er, there is such a thing as being TOO manly XD
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:iconsebastianssire:
SebastiansSire Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just way to epic... to say anything...
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:icontropenamer:
tropenamer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I AM A MAAAAAAN! *punches Sephiroth*
*cradles hand* owwwwww! What does that never work?!
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Migael-Morningstar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Ugh, I'll never get the people that bitch about rpg characters being "too androgynous". "Manly" is overrated. Why can't you kick ass and be attractive as well? Not every hero needs to look like a viking, and as for muscles you can be toned without being bulked. Strength can lie equal parts in skill and technique than brute force; I've seen an little eight year old kid kick a college jock's ass because the kid knew how to fight properly. It's the same kind of people who bitch about female heroes in games. Girls can kick every bit as much ass as men and they don't have to look butch to get there. Slender people are generally more flexible and agile and thus can often nail techniques better so long as they have the balance. For me, it's more about aesthetics; if I'm going to be staring at the same characters for hours, I want them to be pretty characters. All that said though; the drawing's damn good and I love the tattoo.
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the-third-guy Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
It really all comes down to a matter of opinion.  While I completely understand why people prefer their video game characters to look like Sora from Kingdom Hearts for example, I honestly believe that these types of characters are too androgynous.  I've always preferred characters like Kratos from God of War and Death from Darksiders 2 for the same reason you like androgynous characters: aesthetics.  When I play a video game, I want the playable character to look like a badass, and I personally don't find skinny, feminine looking dudes badass.  Like I said, it all comes down to a matter of opinion.
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Migael-Morningstar Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I'm not really knocking characters like Kratos and Death - they're awesome. I'm just saying that there's room for both and people can be powerful and intimidating without having to be big and/or scary looking. Basically, I'm saying there's no need to knock either. After all, Bruce Lee wasn't remotely a big guy, but he was still pretty much badass incarnate by most standards. 
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the-third-guy Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Honestly, I can respect that.  I'm just saying that it's all an opinion thing.
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vikkiverni Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Late reply but...
you lost me at "why can't you kick ass and be attractive as well?"

attractiveness is a subjective term, what you are attracted to might not be attractive to other people, sorry but androgynous guys are a turn off for me personally, and I *THINK* bishie look is overrated and undesirable, but to each their own.

"Not every hero needs to look like a viking, and as for muscles you can be toned without being bulked. Strength can lie equal parts in skill and technique than brute force; I've seen an little eight year old kid kick a college jock's ass because the kid knew how to fight properly."

I think what you are referring to also has to do with the fact that most of those characters draw their strength from "magic" rather than actual strength, because it looks improbable when a twinky guy long hair over one eye lifts an oversized blade with one arm.

"It's the same kind of people who bitch about female heroes in games. Girls can kick every bit as much ass as men and they don't have to look butch to get there."

Okay besides the awful sweeping generalization you did I'll just point out that there is nothing more fun than watching a femme fatale kick butt. That said, biology did grant men the advantage in the physical department, and that is ok, i love being thrown around by a big man, but he will still need my permission because we are equal.

"Slender people are generally more flexible and agile and thus can often nail techniques better so long as they have the balance."

Fair point but flexibility and agility don't do much when you have to move a giant boulder out of the way

"For me, it's more about aesthetics; if I'm going to be staring at the same characters for hours, I want them to be pretty characters."

Well at least here you clarified that this is simply your taste, but again I have to counter that character aesthetics are a matter of personal taste and not some global absolute. For example I prefer the really manly men and the really femenine women. That being said i find it boring when every guy and girl in a game is the same. Variety and diversity is the best way to make a cast in a video game in my opinion, something some of those RPG series seem to sometimes skip and just flood it with androgynous guys and magical girls. It's nice to have a bit of everything, because well...EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT! that way I can pick who to focus on

"All that said though; the drawing's damn good and I love the tattoo."

agreed :)
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Migael-Morningstar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
"I think what you are referring to also has to do with the fact that most of those characters draw their strength from "magic" rather than actual strength, because it looks improbable when a twinky guy long hair over one eye lifts an oversized blade with one arm." No, when I said "Strength can lie equal parts in skill and technique than brute force; I've seen a little eight year old kid kick a college jock's ass because the kid knew how to fight properly," I meant that literally. I took martial arts as a teenager and I did see things like that. Kids and girls can fight every bit as well as strong guys and sometimes better. My instructor used to knock the pompous out of new guys that thought they were badasses by having them suit up in two layers of padding and getting one of the young kids to knock the crap out of them. It was an effective attitude adjustment.

"Fair point but flexibility and agility don't do much when you have to move a giant boulder out of the way" - see the above example. It really can do much when people know the technique to put behind that flexibility and agility.

"Variety and diversity is the best way to make a cast in a video game in my opinion" I do agree with this; I just hate when people harp about having the bishies and girls in with the manly men. Personally I think you do need your Zangief's and Zhang Fei's and your Barrett Wallace's to balance out your Cammy White's and Zhao Yu's and Tifa Lockheart's, but without the more effeminate characters too, I really wouldn't be interested. I don't think it's an accident that almost nobody cared about the all-male cast Street Fighter 1 but Street Fighter 2, which introduced Chun Li and Cammy, is the game that made the whole genre become huge.
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everlivingnova Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
when i first saw this, i must've had the biggest dopiest grin on my face ever, love the pipe the tattoo and the beard/mustache. this pic makes me lul everytime.
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DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Blizzard presents: Final Fantasy 7.
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BrettSmith1106 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If only Tetsuya Nomura didn't rule Squeenix with an iron fist
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ChickenKai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Hmmmm, if Cloud was like this, then Zack Fair had been still alive. They would have small mercenary office when Sephy decides to drop rocks on the planet. Zack (as a fair guy) decides to let Cloud has his personal vendetta upon Sephy and borrows his sword for Cloud and who then embarks to northern continent by swimming. During that time Zack borrows the rocket from rocket town and shoots out to the meteor with very long rope. He lassos meteor and starts to ride it to other direction, during that time Cloud has pierced Sephiroth with his unbreakable hairpike and chopped off his head as a trophy and grumpily steps outta northern crater. Then he sees Zack riding on meteor and doing goofy stunts with and Cloud looks away grunting silently his only phrase in whole game:

''Show-off''...
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fictionalz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and if my english was bad, im sorry for this. im still learning english language.
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fictionalz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if final fantasy vii was a western game, it would look like this.
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InoeOrihime Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG! this is beautiful! XD 
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:iconmitochondria55:
mitochondria55 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Wow. Sephiroth just got pawned.
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deviantoptimus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Cloud: Made in America
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Chinchikurin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You just made my day, thank you :D
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:iconunonyan:
unonyan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice one haha amazing O.O and the dead headoof sephiroth ^^
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TaiyoTsuki5000 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WTF!?!?!? XDDDDDD
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KhristianDeMedich Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why, Genzo? Why u.u
You used to be cool... This makes me sick.
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AndrewHaydeeKC Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That heart in his Arm should say: Tifa
Because Tifa and Cloud are couples and Aeris is Zack's couple
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Lady-Lumiya Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
WOW that's not just manly cloud. that is extremely super manly cloud O.o It's great =D
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bobapanda Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Love it. Aerith FTW
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lolman4199 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
You gave him a smoking pipe. Brilliant.
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GuarganRamb Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this. This. THIS. THIS. IS PURE WIN.
Love how he has Sephiroth's head in his hand.
You, sir, deserve this::iconfreeinternetplz:
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Dude, this is bloody brilliant and both you and your friend have awesome imaginations.
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RebellionFighter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Pipes sure hell are manly. Cicarettes are for wimps.
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:iconheartssoul:
HeartsSoul Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Damn....
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:icontyzranan:
tyzranan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
aswm
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GodSlayer777 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha cool
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:iconclassof2012:
Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
FUCK YEAH. Essence of Manlyness!
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Final Fantasy 7 is my favorite (I'm still trying to defeat the Emerald and Ruby weapons though).
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nikolacroft Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sepiroth's expression is funny :D.
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MaidenoftheFlowers Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I love that Aeris tattoo.
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Kitoma-Foxx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Ok you like totally should make more 'Manly' Game characters man it would be awesome!
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:icondanteburns:
DanteBurns Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
It's like a cloud barret hybrid!
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