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Link vs Cloud by firebird97 Link vs Cloud by firebird97
I am sure a lot of you have heard of the show "Death Battle" on ScrewAttack.com and youtube.com I recommend you guys watch some of their fights because they are pretty cool. They have done awesome fights like Goku vs Superman, Mario vs Sonic, to more obscure fights like Rainbow Dash vs Starscream and even Justin Bieber vs Rebecca Black. In my opinion, the best fight they have ever done is Link vs Cloud www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o2SV6…

The picture above is an edited version of another picture that was on the screwattack website that I just felt needed some extra touches. The original picture is here fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201…

The picture is drawn by TOKYO51zombie tokyo51zombie.deviantart.com/ I hope you guys check out the rest of his art on his page.


Also check out some of my own art of my OCs and also some of the literature I have done such as my OoT Link vs Cloud fight firebird97.deviantart.com/art/…

Alright bros stay chill.
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SonicandRBisawesome Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
SMASH 4!
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Aryandiani-Maecy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So, in conclusion... LINK'S KICKING CLOUDS BUTT!
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SyntheticShark Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Now it can come true! Cloud HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR SMASH! :D
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OniHelix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That fight was glorious. So many people go so angry about how nerfed Cloud was (2 materia and his base sword), but Link was far more nerfed. He was given a bow, a bunch of bombs, a clawshot, and a boomerang. Then he got some armor, not even including any of the stuff that made him flat-out invulnerable. Plus, even though he got the Master Sword, he got its weakest form. Literally, thing can be 4x stronger like in A Link to the Past. Plus, the part where Link dodged/blocked the Omnislash was ridiculously awesome, especially when Link turned it around and finished Cloud off. (Another thing that ticks people off. They claim that it was just the bombs that finished Cloud, which should be impossible as he's tanked a "Supernova", even though it was merely an overhyped solar flare since the sun didn't actually explode, regardless of the fact that Link simply used the bombs to throw Cloud upwards and perform the mother of all Fatal Blows.) It was a great fight, but in the end there are few who can step to Link and walk away.
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Azuma29 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cloud cast Bolt, Link use Magic shield... Bolt reflected back to Cloud 
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LivingArtifact Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Link from The Legend of Zelda deserves to return to Death Battle one day. If it's any other opponent he needs to fight against is none other but Simon Belmont from Castlevania as those two uphold a rivalry since the late 1980s and even more so since Castlevania II: Simon's Quest & Zelda II: The Adventures of Link came out on December 1st of 1988 in North America (no joke, what I tell you is true).
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I already know who would win. Link could just turn Simon into a blob. It'd be a very easy fight. But I am sure it would still look cool :)
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LivingArtifact Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
I'm thinking your talking about that Magic Spell called Spell you speak of as seen here: zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Spell_Spe…

It should be noted that it mentions that "Some of the most powerful enemies such as the Eagle Knights are immune to this effect" thus meaning that Simon Belmont can easily shrug off the effects just as much as Shao Kahn can shrug off M Bison's Psycho Power due to Shao Kahn eating souls for breakfast.
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Not just that spell though. There is the quake medallion, and the thunder medallion. Then Link also has access to Nayru's love *gives him invincibility* and chataou romani which gives him unlimited magic. Link could also use the giants mast making him over 100 times his original size, strength, and speed. His ability to stun foes and get behind them at fast speeds *hidden skills from Twilight Princess* his combat style in Wind Waker. His far faster projectiles such as arrows, boomerangs, sword beams, bombs, and other magic spells. He can also run past 30 miles per hour via pegasus boots and can reach speeds faster than 70 miles per hour as wolf Link. In his giant form he is about mach 1. If we were to get technical Link could also use a hammer with 1 megaton of force and lift objects weighing 1000+ tons. And if you still remain unconvinced, Link also has wielded the triforce before and with it he destroyed an alternate reality. Aka, another universe.
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LivingArtifact Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
True the Nayur's Love dose allow Link to become *invincible* but even that has its limits as it can't prevent Link from still get knocked-back or even knocked down if he got hit by a powerful blow while the Nayur's Love remains activated. Further more, while it has been stated that only Ganon within The Legend of Zelda franchise can deal damage to Link even with Nayur's Love activated, this alone means that beings *as powerful as* Ganon (such as Dracula from Castlevania) as well as beings more powerful then Ganon can still deal some degree of damage to Link even when Nayur's Love is activated. Last but not least, the biggest disadvantage of Link using Nayru's Love spell is the sheer fact he won't be able to use any other spell while Nayur's Love remains activated (this includes spells from outside The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time such as the Medallions from Link to the Past & Link's spells from Zelda II: The Adventures of Link. Because when Link casts Nayur's Love, he will have to wait until the duration period of that spell comes to its end).

In regards of the Medallion from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Link can only use such Medallions while wielding The Master Sword for if he's using any other weapon (such as The Megaton Hammer or other swords), Link won't be able to use them. In the case of the Ether Medallion, Link can freeze Simon Belmont with it but Simon Belmont will eventially break free from being frozen the same way he can break free from being turned to stone due to his Super Mortal Strength Ratings. Then in the case of Quake Medallion as well as the Bombos Medallion, while Link can use them to deal damage to Simon Belmont, Simon Belmont can slow down (but not stop) Link by means of the Stopwatch.

As for the Giant's Mask from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, that mask wasn't even used when Link entered Death Battle against Cloud since it can only be used (aside from select few glitches which were totally unintended to begin with) exclusively inside Twinmold's arena.

Then Chataou Romani, exactly to why Death Battle didn't used this is beyond me but what isn't beyond me is the fact it dose grant Link unlimited magical energy for a duration period of 72 hours prior upon being used.

I should mention that while Link dose have his fair share of projectile weapons such as Arrows, Boomerangs, Sword Beams and other magic spells, Simon Belmont also has his own projectile weapons too as he has the daggers (including the Gold Knife which explodes into fire), axes, the cross boomerang, holy water that explodes into a blue flame and can even throw pillars of flames (if we were to take Castlevania II: Simon's Quest into account since Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is canon, Simon Belmont will also bring Dracula's Ribs to counter Link's Hyrule Shield... yes he processed Dracula's Ribs).

While the Golden Gauntlets grant Link Super-Mortal Strength Ratings, Simon Belmont also starts out with Super Mortal Strength ratings on his own and even more so if ever allowed to bring The Nail of Vald from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.

As in regards of The Megaton Hammer, while Link can use that to cause small shockwaves, he won't be able to use any Shield since the hammer requires two hands to wield. Further more, Link also won't be able to use the Medallions since wielding the Master Sword in hand is required.

Then as your comment about "Link also has wielded the Triforce before and with it he destroyed an alternate realty" you said, I'm thinking you meant when Link used the Triforce to undo Ganon's Dark World from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past? I'm thinking that's what you meant by, through when Link appeared on Death Battle, the only Triforce he had with him is only The Triforce of Courage.

In either case, a fight between Link & Simon Belmont will be much more interesting since both have arch enemies that get constantly resurrected and both have to go into the respectful castles to meet them and fight them with the holy weapons Link & Simon Belmont wield (in Link's case, the Master Sword is his Holy Weapon while Simon Belmont has the Vampire Killer as his Holy Weapon).
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You do know that Link can switch weapons almost instantly right? Link could switch from the master sword to his other weapons pretty quickly. Link has also gained the power to slow down and even stop time. In fact he has stopped time in 2 games, the original Legend of Zelda and Zelda Phatom Hourglass.

There is a pretty logical reason for why Link wouldn't use the giant mask outside of the twinmold boss room. He would probably kill everyone if he used the mask anywhere else. A desert would be the perfect location to use the giant mask.

Actually when Nayru's love is in effect Link can't be hurt by anyone. Even Ganondorf *who is capable of strikes that are 100s of megatons of force, believe me I checked* And though Link can't use any magic while using it, he can also continue to use his items. Aside from that though, Link wouldn't even be able to be killed by Simon as Simon has never fought someone with such sheer power as Ganondorf and there is no weapon that can break through Nayru's love.

Also quick question, what was Simon's feat of strength? And I mean just in general. With or without any items what feat was it that he pulled off to have super human strength? Link also is naturally very strong as he has lifted and thrown armored Gorons who weigh around 5-10 tons and has also fished the Neptoona, a massive fish that is about the size of an Orca and most likely weighs the same, about 5 tons. However, being that he pulled it on his own out of water from 30 yards away it likely was even more weight. Plus it was also fighting against Link making it most likely being around 15 tons naturally. This is one of the incarnations that can stop time by the way. What was Simon's strength feat? So that it can be calculated in comparison to Link.
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LivingArtifact Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
As far as I'm concerned in regards of Simon Belmont's super-mortal strength ratings, Simon Belmont is known to break walls (even walls made of concrete, usually it takes Simon Belmont at least three hits to destroy a brick wall (especially the ones that have hidden items, giving reason to indicate that Simon Belmont has an uncanny knack of finding hidden items and even pathways). It should be noted that Simon Belmont back in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest wasn't able to do this until he found and equipped Dracula's Fang which allowed him to destroy walls in one hit (its likely the big reason why he couldn't destroy walls and floors back in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest was due to the sheer fact Dracula laid that curse on Simon Belmont's back wound and after resurrecting & destroying Dracula thus lifting the curse, Simon Belmont could very well have regained his full super mortal strength).

It should be worth mentioning that since Super Castlevania IV is going to be taken into account then Simon Belmont can also use the Vampire Killer to hang onto latching onto rings to swing over areas, he can even hang onto such rings with the Vampire Killer for as long as he wants since his super-mortal strength ratings allow him to do so (unless someone is trying to attack him that is).

I should also mention that if we were to also take Castlevania: Harmony of Despair into account (in addition to the fact that some of the other Belmonts have done the same), then Simon Belmont can also use the Vampire Killer to shoot fireballs in an attempt to counter Link's fire beams of light that come from the Master Sword. Taking Castlevania: Harmony of Despair also means that Simon Belmont will also be using Javelins as well.

My apologizes for the late response but I figured now is better for me to post it then later. In either case, a legitimate Death Battle between Link & Simon Belmont will prove more different since (as I said before and I'll say again) The Legend of Zelda & Castlevania do indeed have a permanent rivalry.

Speaking of permanent rivalry, Final Fantasy's permanent rivalry actually belongs with Dragon Quest itself (they used to call it Dragon Warrior in the US until Square Soft & Enix merged) as I also have a few Death Battle Ideas that do pit Final Fantasy Characters against Dragon Quest characters.
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well his appearance in Harmony of Despair isn't canon. Neither is the one in Castlevania Judgement.

As for the whole destroying walls thing. There is a big question to be asked. What is the greater feat? Lifting and then throwing 1000 tons over 50 feet away (enough force to cause a skyscraper to fall.) Or the strength to punch through concrete? This is like comparing Raiden's strengh to Thor's. Not even remotely close.

I actually did take into account Simon's swinging ability on and off pillars and ropes. While this does help in his mobility, there are things that make it a little less helpful. Link for one, can use whips as well in the same manner. He can also use the hookshot in order to zip across the battle field even fast. Link could also just slow down time so that Simon looks like he is moving in slow motion. Link could then just fire an arrow through Simon's head and finish the fight.

I am sure the fight between Simon and Link would be cool, but Link wins by a landslide. Though he cannot use most magic with Nayru's love he can use the Ocarina of Time which can pretty much finish the battle quite quickly.
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ExtravagantSnivy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CURSE YOU!  Rock on Link and Cloud
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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BubbaZ85 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super Smash Flash, anyone? XD
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol. I've heard of that game before. I've never played it before though lol
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BubbaZ85 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pain. The second one's a complete rehash, making the controls closer to the real SSB. :D
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah? Sounds pretty cool. I really want to play that Shonen Jump game on the DS. It's supposed to be really good.
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BubbaZ85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been playing Super Mario Bros. Crossover over on Exploding Rabbit. It's FUN! :la:
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. I kind of want to play the new Super Mario 3D World. It's supposed to be really good.
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BubbaZ85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have a 3DS, and I doubt I'm gonna be able to find an emulator for one. ;>_>
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's not for the 3DS lol. It's for the Wii U.
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
What are the percentages suppose to represent?
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The amount of damage each character has. Like in Super Smash Bros. I really don't know who would win this fight (I think it would be Link) but I just thought it would be a cool effect to add to the picture.
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Cool, thanks for clearing that up. :)
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I do agree this was one of the better ones and I in general agree with all of their conclusion with the exception of spiderman vs batman, that one was complete bull
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well their logic for Spider-Man vs Batman made sense. If both had been given time to prepare it would be close to impossible to see who would win. As for having them fight with their standard equipment I have to agree with their outcome. I like Batman more but he would need time to beat Spider-Man. That's my opinion though lol
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LivingArtifact Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I wouldn't be surprised, because if Batman brought collinear pesticide to combat Spider-Man with, Spider-Man would combat Batman with the exact same thing. Further more, you should take a very good look at this youtube video as seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRQaCv…
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Their were several articles of batmans basic arsenal they left out most obvious of all the batmobile and also neglected the fact that Batman would already have a basic understanding of Spider-mans fighting style from fighting the DC villain Blackspider who has essentially the same abilities minus Spidey's natural strength and intelligence 
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
To be fair, Spiderman's spider sense, did give Spiderman the advantage over most of Batman's equipment and stealth.
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
That's just it though, this is batman, the guy who sneaks into the same room as Superman who can see and hear cell division in real time and Martian manhunter who can pick a single mind out of a thousand from 30 miles away, if neither of them can tell when he enters or leaves the room, Spidey wouldn't have a snow balls chance in Hell
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Good point, but remember Spiderman has accomplished almost as much as Batman, but you know... Spider Sense is a real bitch. But if Batman just knew about the Spider Sense, then the fight would have been over when it started.
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
*before it started
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Yeah my mistake.
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. Now if it were Batman Beyond then it would be a lot harder for Spidey. He probably could win that too but with radar (basically what spider sense is) Terry would be able to fight it.
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Classof2012 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I would agree.
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TheHylianHaunter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link FTW!
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carrie-j Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah I've seen that one! (the video not the other picture)
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LivingArtifact Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
To be completely honest, I feel that Link & Cloud Strife should be set against different opponents and I do indeed have such opponents in mind...

Link from The Legend of Zelda vs Simon Belmont from Castlevania: livingartifact.deviantart.com/…

Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII vs Dart Feld from The Legend of Dragoon: livingartifact.deviantart.com/…

These match-ups make a lot more sense then setting Cloud Strife against Link, in the case of Link vs Simon Belmont, both have a lot in common for different reasons in addition to a legitimate rivalry since the late 1980s, with Simon Belmont serving as Link's Ultimate Imitator for different reasons. As for Cloud Strife vs Dart Feld, both also have a lot in common for different reasons also in addition to a legitimate rivalry since the early 2000s as The Legend of Dragoon is meant to serve as a legitimate competitor to Final Fantasy VII.

These two match-ups are something more people need to suggest to Death Battle, they just need to happen one day.
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firebird97 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think that one of my favorite death battles tbh
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