Cloud Strife is cool, but he’s not. He can fight people on the back of a sexy motorcycle, yet he fumbles when he tries to talk to women. He’s tortured, but barrels forward with his convictions regardless. Cloud Strife contains multitudes, and I would argue that nothing embodies this vibe more than him riding a Segway.
On Thursday, Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. The game is the next installment of a series that reimagines the original Final Fantasy 7, which was released in 1996. The trailer looks stunning — old pals like Cait Sith return, and Sephiroth’s swooping locks suggest he’s found the world’s best hair routine. And while I can say I’m personally just as excited to join back up with Aerith and Tifa, one moment stole the show: Cloud Strife on that Segway.
It’s only a few moments, but we see him chugging along on a little Segway in a quaint seaside town. It’s truly a sight to behold — and if that wasn’t enough, Cloud also appears to be wearing capris or hiked-up joggers of some sort. The silly sight has inspired a wave of memes and fan art on social media sites like X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, and Reddit.
Make way for him pic.twitter.com/JgMRsHMrz4— Takusi - FF7 EVER CRISIS (@Takusi_artist) September 14, 2023
I can't wait for this scene pic.twitter.com/FhmEZw1OKP— Jess Howard (@awildjessichu) September 14, 2023
If the memes have inspired you and you’d like to take this bad boy out for a ride, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be released on PlayStation 5 on Feb. 29, 2024.