Cloudine “Thunderhead” Strife, formerly known as Cloud Strife, is an AVALANCHE member and retired SOLDIER operative. Previously identifying publicly as male, Strife revealed her identity as a trans woman. She publicly announced her name change from Cloud to Thunderhead during an audition. She’s the most famous openly transgender woman in Don Corneo’s Mansion.
During her interview with Don Corneo, Strife came out as a trans woman, saying
“Wa, wait a sec! I mean, uh, please wait a moment!”
Strife cross-dressed for many hours and did squat-thrust matches to shape her thighs. She stopped after her attempt to rescue Tifa Lockhart became more serious. Strife recounts having permission to explore her gender identity on her own in the Honeybee Inn…
She has not undergone cosmetic surgery nor sex reassignment surgery; this healthy-looking girl states life as a woman is primarily a matter of the mission at hand. She has denied the sexual attraction to men, only women. She will continue to pursue Tifa Lockhart for now.
During an escape from Shinra Headquarters, Strife caused several fatal multiple-vehicle collisions on a Shinra Highway in Midgar. Strife’s
Hardy-Daytona Buster Sword collided into Shinra motorcycles, injuring them. Accounts of the sequence of collisions have varied, as have the number of people injured. Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges. Shinra Headquarters brought three civil lawsuits. Financial details remain undisclosed in either case. The third lawsuit is ongoing.