Having been affected by the Geostigma, Cloud hides his left arm where the symptoms have been appearing. The Geostigma brings back painful memories and regret, making Cloud feel unworthy to protect his new family. But with the Sephiroth’s genetic trio emerging (Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo), Cloud must take up his sword once more to keep the children safe.
Most people will agree with me that the swords are just as or more impressive than the cosplay. Great work! Thanks for sharing the picture, Monk!