Author of FFVII: Lifestream & FFVII: Reflections
Going through that scene again, I was wondering why Cloud acted with such familiarity toward President Shinra, as if he'd met him before. I know he thinks he's done the things that Zack did, but I don't remember Zack ever meeting the President. As for the President, it's understandable why he doesn't recognize Cloud, but he still sees the mako glow in his eyes and says he's the one who left SOLDIER. But wouldn't he be aware of a supposed SOLDIER 1st Class who defected and know exactly who that was? As I'm sure he knew who *cough*Genesis*cough* was. As we know, there were never that many of them, so it shouldn't have been hard for even the President to know who they all were, by sight if not by name, and that Cloud didn't fit the description of any of them. Or did he know that Cloud wasn't who he thought he was?