Holy shit, I can't believe it took me this long to make this. I am Tifa's #1 fan!
Tifa Lockhart is a female protagonist in Final Fantasy VII. She is Cloud's childhood friend from Nibelheim and a member of AVALANCHE. However, her personality is much more laid back and selfless. She owns a bar entitled Tifa's 7th Heaven, located in Sector 7 of Midgar, which also serves as a hideout for AVALANCHE. She is a Monk who was taught martial arts in Nibelheim by her master Zangan.
Many fans consider her to be a sex symbol for the Final Fantasy series due to her revealing attire, slim body, and large breasts.
And she is indeed sexy, heheh.
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Tifa was born in Nibelheim, the same town where Cloud was born, twenty years before the main plotline of the game. She is out-going, lively, and quickly gains quite a lot of friends. Although she and Cloud lived very near each other, and were only a year apart, they were never that close. She and the others ignored Cloud through most of their childhood. However, one year before Cloud left Nibelheim to become a SOLDIER, Tifa made him promise to come and save her if she was ever in trouble.
Tifa's mother died when Tifa was eight years old, leaving her upset and very confused. Instead of believing that her mother was dead, Tifa believed she had gone to Mt. Nibel. Tifa heads off to Mount Nibel, and Cloud followed to keep her safe, but Tifa still fell from the rickety bridge in the mountains. Tifa's father arrived at the scene, and finding her hurt, blamed Cloud for leading her to Mt. Nibel. Upset and angry, Cloud swore to become a SOLDIER, like his idol Sephiroth.
Some years later, At the age of 15, Tifa is working as a tour guide in the Nibelheim mountains. Before Crisis shows us that she spends her time taking martial arts lessons from Zangan and playing with her pet Kitten, who only appears in the cell phone game.
A few days before the Mako Reactor event the Turks attempt to parachute down to Mt. Nibel. Unfortunately the wind veers them off course and they land east of the Reactor. This is where they come across Tifa, who was chasing after her cat before she ran into some tough monsters. The Turks rescue Tifa and then head back to Nibelheim.
Days Later, Sephiroth and a SOLDIER called Zack arrive at Nibelheim, to investigate mysterious monster attacks in the vicinity, as well as check out the Mako Reactor of Mt. Nibel. They hire Tifa, now a student of Zangan, the town's martial artist master, as their guide in the mountains. However, during their stay, Sephiroth discovers the horrible truth of his origins, and loses his mind. He attacks Nibelheim, and burns the city to the ground, heading for Mt. Nibel. Zack follows him into the Mako Reactor. Tifa tries to follow them inside, but a soldier (unbeknownst by her, it is Cloud) stops her. When she eventually manages to get inside, she discovers her father has been killed by Sephiroth. Enraged by her loss, she heads for the Mako Reactor core, but is struck down by Sephiroth. Cloud suddenly appears, and defeats Sephiroth despite being impaled by Sephiroth's Masamune blade, and throws him down into the reactor core. Tifa is severely wounded, and doesn't remember Cloud saving her. After the incident she grows to hate Shin-Ra.
Some time later, she moves to Midgar, and opens a bar there; Tifa's 7th Heaven, which secretly operates as a base for the anti-Shin-Ra group AVALANCHE. Tifa finds a confused and disoriented Cloud in the slums, where he claims to have completed his goal of being a SOLDEIR first class. Together they complete several missions to destroy Midgar's Mako Reactors. However Shin-ra drops the upper plate above Sector 7, effectively crushing AVALANCHE and an untold number of civilians. AVALANCHE members Jessie, Biggs and Wedge are killed.
After discovering Sephiroth's return in the Shin-Ra tower, the party begins to follow him in order to get revenge for Nibelhiem.
Later in Kalm. Cloud decides to tell his unknowing friends the story of his past and Sephiroth, but Tifa is troubled by what she hears. A lot of things he is saying does not match up to what actually happened, and that there are a lot of holes in his story. But she keeps her worries to herself.
When they arrive at Nibelheim, they discover that the town has been rebuilt, and the villagers (who are really actors hired by Shin-Ra to cover up the Sephiroth incident) do not remember Cloud or Tifa ever living there.
Tifa from Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenAt the top of Mount Gaea, Cloud is being controlled by Sephiroth to give him the Black Materia, and falls into the Lifestream. Tifa is elected temporary leader of the player characters while Cloud is gone. He is later found in Mideel, suffering from an overdose of Mako. Tifa stays behind to watch over Cloud, and Cid is elected leader. Later, the friends decide to check up on Cloud, who is not showing any signs of improvement. However, suddenly, the Ultimate Weapon appears, and Mideel is swallowed by the Lifestream, and Tifa and Cloud falls into it.
Tifa has now entered Cloud's mind, and together they work through Cloud's painful memories, and uncover the truth about the Nibelheim incident, and brings Cloud back. After their assault on Midgar, they reflect on their past and future.
After the ultimate defeat of Sephiroth, Cloud is stuck on a ledge, and Tifa tries to rescue him. They are ultimately saved by Cait Sith, and escape in Cid's Airship. The omnipotent Meteor, summoned by Sephiroth, looms closer to the earth, but a white light, which is Holy appears and tries to stop Meteor. It fails, however, and Meteor destroys Midgar. Suddenly, the Lifestream appears, and stops Meteor, and the last thing seen before the credits is Aeris' face.
Tifa is a Monk, and thus has high physical stats. However, stat differences in Final Fantasy VII are unnoticeable for most characters. With the right Materia, however, she can be the strongest character in the game.
Tifa's Limit Breaks are unlike most Final Fantasy VII characters. Instead of selecting a move from a list, Tifa's Limit Breaks consist of consecutively hitting the opponent with each move adding on to the previous. Each move deals physical damage to a random opponent. The Limits are selected through a selection process similar to the Slot skill from Final Fantasy VI. Each time the reel hits "Yeah!" damage is doubled, and each time it hits "Miss," the attack does not connect. The player stops the reel, and later skills have "Yeah!" harder to hit and surrounded by "Miss."
Beat Rush - Tifa performs several close-up punches and kicks.
Somersault - Tifa back flips into the air while dealing a physical blow with a kick.
Waterkick - A circling sweep kick accompanied by water splashing out of nowhere.
Meteodrive - Tifa picks up her opponent in a vertical suplex position and drops, slamming the opponent to the ground.
Dolphin Blow - A watery uppercut complete with a dolphin coming out of nowhere.
Meteor Strike - Tifa picks up her enemy, spins him around, jumps high into the air and flings him downwards.
Final Heaven - Tifa pulls back her fist, gathering energy and causing it to glow, before thrusting forward, lunging through her enemies and creating a small nuclear-like explosion in her wake that knocks them over.
This is a vid of Tifa's Final Heaven Limit Break:
And now a vid of Tifa fighting Loz:
So sexy, yet so powerful. I think this calls for a sexy animation!
I love you V2D. By the way this was very well done. You've come a long way since your first respect thread. Tifa's awesome. I like Aerith more, but mostly because of nostalgia and what happened to her.