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Tifa Lockhart FFVII Advent Children Complete Character Bio from Dengeki PS3

by April 10, 2009 34 comments

Included in the April Dengeki PS3 magazine, which also included interviews with Nomura, Nojima and Nozue, were newly written character profiles that serve as an introduction to the main characters of FFVII Advent Children Complete. Within them are some general points of interest to their character and some interesting new bits that highlight what’s new in their appearance in the film. Hitoshura has translated them and we’ll be releasing some right up until ACC’s release. Enjoy!


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A member of the anti-Shirna organization AVALANCHE, and Cloud’s childhood friend. She is the only person who knows his past, and the one person who understands him. In the previous battle, she supported Cloud not only in battle but also mentally, and at the final stages of their fight was a great help to him. When that long battle drew to a close, she reopened the bar she formally worked in, Seventh Heaven. She now runs the bar on her own, while taking care of the two children Marlene and Denzel. Unlike Cloud, who is dragging on the past and unable to move forward, Tifa has the strength to accept reality and try to move forward. Perhaps acting as the mother for the two children has giving her further strength.

With the sudden appearance of Kadaj’s gang, she too is once again dragged into battle. She gives encouragement to Cloud, who is unable to shake off his doubts, and creates the catalyst for him to regain the will to fight. Hopefully this also leads to her own salvation as well.

Compilation of FFVII for Tifa

Before Crisis -FFVII-
Tifa appears in chapter 12, “Awakening Tearing Peace Asunder,” which shows the Nibelheim Incident and the start of Sephiroth and Cloud’s connection. We see Tifa as she was at 15 years old. She appears as an innocent and lively young girl, sporting an iconic cowboy hat. She is hired as guide to the mako reactor, but when Sephiroth is driven mad she receives a severe injury.

Crisis Core -FFVII-
Chronologically overlaps with “BC”, this time progressing through Zack’s point of view. In “CC” as well, the development and details of the Nibelheim incident are shown.

Final Fantasy VII
As one of the core members of the anti-Shinra organization AVALANCHE, Tifa participated in various bombing missions. But after reuniting with her childhood friend Cloud, she sets out with him on a journey in pursuit of Sephiroth. She continued to support him at all times, such as when Cloud fell into the Lifestream, and she devotedly nursed over him.

FFVII Advent Children
After the previous battle, she reopens Seventh Heaven in the city of Edge. She starts living with Marlene, Barret’s adopted daughter who he left in her care, and Denzel, a boy Cloud took in. During the fight with Kadaj’s gang, she and her friends defeat Bahamut SIN. At the end of a long struggle, she gently welcomes back Cloud on his return home after settling things with himself.

Dirge of Cerberus -FFVII-
Along with Barret and the others, Tifa rushed to the aid of Vincent, who is fighting against the Deepground SOLDIERs in order to put an end to his past.

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[FFVII]
Previously, Cloud had promised Tifa that he would “protect her if she were in a bind.” Perhaps this promised has been her long-standing support.

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[CC]
In “CC” she undertakes the role of guide for the mako reactor investigation team. From her asking about Cloud to Zack and the others, you can tell she has been concerned about him for a long time.

34 comments

  1. Tennyo
    #1 Tennyo 10 April, 2009, 06:23

    Oh she’s the catalyst, huh? 😉

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 10 April, 2009, 06:39

      Of course she is, who else would it be? ^^

    • Aerith Gainsborough
      Aerith Gainsborough 10 April, 2009, 07:28

      Well certainly not me. OVER it.

    • Tennyo
      Tennyo 10 April, 2009, 07:43

      Well I can think of someone else that a certain group of people wish that it was. lol

      And who is this above with the Aerith persona? lol

  2. DillyDally
    #2 DillyDally 10 April, 2009, 06:38

    the mother of two children, so cute~

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  3. BBM
    #3 BBM 10 April, 2009, 07:43

    Oh wow.

    “She is the only person who knows his past, and the one person who understands him.”

    “She gives encouragement to Cloud, who is unable to shake off his doubts, and creates the catalyst for him to regain the will to fight.”

    “At the end of a long struggle, she gently welcomes back Cloud on his return home after settling things with himself.”

    The only person who understands him, eh? :monster:

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  4. sloppygegger
    #4 sloppygegger 10 April, 2009, 09:29

    she gently welcomes back Cloud on his return home after settling things with himself. huh aw that’s nice

    Cloti-fan

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  5. fairheartstrife
    #5 fairheartstrife 10 April, 2009, 12:45

    Of course, the Cloti in me is pleased with her connection to Cloud, but I like how they address her guilt a bit here also.

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  6. namake
    #6 namake 10 April, 2009, 14:35

    clo–ti…over–load….can’t…proce..ss…*dies*

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  7. CelesChere
    #7 CelesChere 11 April, 2009, 04:12

    I think my favorite part of this is:

    “You can tell she’s been concerned about him for a long time”. I have my reasons. 😉

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  8. bobbolo
    #8 bobbolo 13 April, 2009, 05:32

    Tifa ROCKS…ur socks…;)
    anyways she rocks!!

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  9. sloppygegger
    #9 sloppygegger 13 April, 2009, 11:45

    this is very cloti just as aeriths is very zerith >_< yay

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  10. TiffanyLockheart
    #10 TiffanyLockheart 14 April, 2009, 01:08

    awwww im a huge cloti fan =]
    I hope there is more kawaii clips with her and cloud >_< xD

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    • LockhartStrife
      LockhartStrife 18 July, 2009, 14:46

      agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Pennyxz
    #11 Pennyxz 15 April, 2009, 15:45

    Ok!! now im sure!! Cloti 1000000%, in this new movie must have some cloti, too many coincidences now!!

    “At the end of a long struggle, she gently welcomes back Cloud on his return home after settling things with himself.” … so, i suppose that after this, the “20 minutes” whole thing will show up??? Im soooo excited!!! in any part of the original AC this happend…. and what means “settling things with himself”??? tooo suspicious, love it!!

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  12. Lily
    #12 Lily 17 April, 2009, 04:32

    if Tifa really understood Cloud she wouldn’t be so harsh on him >.<‘
    besides Cloud loves her only as a sister =D if they really were meant to be together they’d already would be

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    • Makoeyes987
      Makoeyes987 Author 17 April, 2009, 05:53

      Funny how the creators don’t seem to think she’s too hard on him. In fact they say she understands him quite well. And I don’t know many men who try to start a family with their sister. That’s kinda weird actually.

  13. Ryushikaze
    #13 Ryushikaze 17 April, 2009, 05:54

    Except she does understand him. Creator fiat.
    She isn’t harsh on him. Creator fiat.
    He loves her physically, and they have already gotten together. Under the highwind. Also creator fiat.
    Lily, please take these into the forum proper, if you would, so that we may give this topic the thorough flogging it so deserves.

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  14. HelpfullAlly
    #14 HelpfullAlly 21 April, 2009, 06:23

    clo–ti…over–load….can’t…proce..ss…*dies* [2]

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  15. clotifan
    #15 clotifan 19 July, 2009, 17:09

    Tifa is cute
    especially in her cowboy outfit

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    • ffsuperfan
      ffsuperfan 11 October, 2010, 09:04

      no, she’s HOT.

  16. cloudxtifa foever!!
    #16 cloudxtifa foever!! 6 February, 2010, 02:22

    cloud and tifa have feelings for each other. especially on the case of tifa.
    she asks the sleeping clouf if she loves her

    tifa: do you love me?
    cloud wokes up
    tifa: do you love marlene?
    then etc…

    wohooo! go cloud and tifa! the author also assured that they will be together for sure!!!! hohoho

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    • DarkRose_93
      DarkRose_93 13 March, 2010, 14:32

      Overload proof of love

      Do you love me? She’s obviously not sure, Ahh so much love

    • Ryushikaze
      Ryushikaze 15 March, 2010, 19:26

      He must have given her a reason to make her believe he had loved her previously, otherwise, she would have no reason to ask the question of a sleeping Cloud.
      And even with your ‘somuchlove’ comment, DR, you fail to note that there’s even less expression of love from Cloud towards Aerith.

  17. FereXKangel
    #17 FereXKangel 17 April, 2010, 23:55

    Really there’s enough evidence to say that CloTi REALLy love each other…
    oh and the insterting part is that majority of the main staff menders for Square-enix says that there interested for Cloud’s future so since he’s in his 20’s there going to be another FFVII movie or game….(JUmps up and down) Man I can’t wait when Square-enix makes the other FFVII movie or game!!

    !!!LOVE YOU SQUARE-ENIX!!! XD

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  18. Jolivhanna
    #18 Jolivhanna 20 October, 2010, 07:07

    Seriously, if ANY two characters completely and thoroughly understand and respect each other in FF7, it’s Cloud and Tifa, hands down. I’ve never seen such promising ground for a relationship between two characters in a game -no, in FICTION! 🙂 It’s obvious not just from the original game’s ending but also the compilation as a whole, that these two share something they’ll never have with anyone but each other. They have an unbreakable bond of trust (which anyone will tell you is absolutely paramount in a long-term relationship), they have the deepest respect for each other, and they are the utmost dedicated to one another. When two people love each other that much, it hardly matters at all whether or not the relationship ends up romantic – you just know the love, respect and trust between them will always be there between them.

    Aerith would be a fantastic person to be with anyday – everyone who knows her knows that, including Cloud I’m sure, and he undeniably had a very strong bond with her. But as true as that is, Cloud’s bond with Tifa is so much more personal to HIM, so much more meaningful to his real persona (as opposed to the Jenova/Mako induced one he was stuck with for much of the game). It’s thanks to Tifa that Cloud became CLOUD again – Aerith expressed to Cloud her longing for the real him to come out, but Tifa is the one who made it happen.

    In Advent Children, Cloud had left Tifa because he felt he had failed her, AGAIN – not to mention he felt that both Aerith’s and Zack’s deaths were his fault, hence his going to both Aerith’s church and Zack’s deathplace. That’s the thing with Cloud, he burdens himself way too much with stuff that just isn’t his fault. Tifa knows Cloud well enough to recognise this – that’s why she resorted to being harsh with him, to get him to snap back to reality before he does more damage to his person. In other words, she cares for him WAY to much to just let him be so unfair to himself. She understands him more than anyone, that’s shown time and time again. And she’s the one who knows best how to interact with him as an individual.

    I think one thing that really shows this well is the voice messages that Tifa sends Cloud after he leaves. She’s not all like “You get back here now, how dare you leave me and our children like this” – she lets him know whenever he gets a call for a delivery, and asks how he is. That’s it – Tifa just wants Cloud to be okay, that’s all that matters to her. She doesn’t put him under any pressure, she doesn’t judge him, and she not only forgives him for his desertion but welcomes him back warmly when he returns to his life with her and the kids. If that’s not complete understanding on Tifa’s part, I don’t know what is.

    Anyway sorry that ended up so long, I just felt this was the best way of putting in words why Tifa really is the ideal partner for Cloud. It really is touching, her utter dedication to Cloud and his well-being… *sniff*

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    • CG
      CG 9 October, 2012, 04:40

      Well said. <3

  19. michelle
    #19 michelle 17 November, 2010, 04:42

    CLOTI FOREVER AND EVER :p

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  20. clotifan
    #20 clotifan 23 December, 2010, 08:50

    CLOTI FOREVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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