You see the thing is though, is I feel as though Cloud is the more DESERVING Final Fantasy rep, but I think Square Enix is DETERMINED to shove Lightning down everyone's throats. ....Even though no one really likes her. So that's why I feel as though she would get in over Cloud.
I wish we could just have both. To appease the Lightning fans ANNND to add more ovaries to the roster, as well as have the face of FF (Cloud) represented as well.
That'd be a good idea. And you know, that brings up a question I'd like to ask: Why not have multiple characters representing a series?
Putting both Lightning and Cloud in would be a win-win decision: Square Enix and the Lightning fans (by the way, yes, she has fans, just like Cloud does. Stop acting like she doesn't) get a character they want, and the Cloud fanboys get a character they want. Problem solved, everybody's happy.
It's still possible, but no one is considering it since a duplicate rep hasn't shown up yet. Very likely a sequel would do this though.