Developers working on the Final Fantasy 7 franchise have revealed that Barret is able to lift Cloud’s Buster Sword.
Barret is strong enough to lift Cloud’s Buster Sword , the iconic sword that has become the symbol of Final Fantasy 7 , including the remake. The information was given by the developers currently working on the franchise, in the first of a series of interviews published by Square Enix on the sidelines of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the game.
Maasaki Kazeno, the Character Modeling Director of the series, however, explained that lifting the Buster Sword is different from knowing how to use it in battle. So, “If you extrapolate this difference in terms of simple physical strength, then yes, Barret does look like he could lift and chop with the Buster Sword in one hand. However, that is a very different thing to asking if he could wield it as a weapon. If we assume that the Buster Sword is made from iron then it would be a gigantic sword that weighs around 40kg and there would be many factors required to actually wield it effectively, other than just brawn.”
Of course Cloud has some exceptional features to be able to use it effectively in battle. After all you are a Soldier.