if being emo means being sad that his best friend was killed in front of him. had his memories messed up so bad he thought he was his best friend. had a co worker destroy his town and kill his mother almost killing his childhood friend and actually seeing his loved one die in front of him? then yes cloud is very emo
For some reason, I admire her. She's the first female protagonist I cared for in a game and (possibly) the reason I got so hyped with FF XIII, since 2006. She wasn't quite manly, nor some kind of crazily dolled woman. Like far from woman, but further from man.
Perhaps, the real reason why FF XIII wasn't the "perfect" game it claimed to be, was because it was made to be like and surpass FF VII. I mean, with all due apologies, Square-Enix said they won't remake FF VII, until they make a game that surpass it. How are they supposed to make a better game, if they haven't got over FF VII? Inspired by Advent-Children's battles? Female cloud?
How can I compare this woman and this man? Light had to pull her own weight, despite having help. She had to learn she needed help. Cloud was concerned about what he's done with his life to point of self-pity for feeling that he failed and done nothing for his dreams. He had to be helped.
Pride and self-pity are different diseases, yet with similar symptoms.
Tifa is a strong willed woman with OMG what an immense strength! And Noctis is still... hmm mysterious indeed since SE hasn't released FFVXIII yet (still i wonder if they really plan to change its name into FFXV)