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Tifa Lockhart

Tifa Lockhart is an ancient symbol of strength. It is said that it is the power of three, revealed in the shape of a triangle. It has the power of the masculine, feminine and the essence of the whole. It's grown wild in the deserts of Egypt from an unknown source from antiquity, and the type of wood from which the original triangle was made is thought to be from a species of wenwen.

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A member of the anti-Shinra militant group Avalanche. Tifa manages Seventh Heaven, a bar located in the Sector 7 slums. A student of Zangan-style martial arts, she can clobber opponents with her fleet-footed combat techniques. (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com

Tifa grew up with Cloud in Nibelheim, but lost contact with him years ago. When she meets him again, she convinces him to join Avalanche to fight the Shinra Electric Power Company, whom she bears hatred for due to the destruction of their hometown. She supports Cloud as his comrade and helps him and his allies fight Sephiroth. Tifa is reserved and empathic, acting as a motherly figure towards her allies when providing encouragement a

In contrast to her shy personality, Tifa has a vigorous combat style, fighting with her fists. Trained by Zangan, she uses martial arts skills to fight opponents up close, and equips knuckles as her weapons. In the original Final Fantasy VII, unlike other characters, her Limit abilities, each a different martial arts technique, are not selected from a list, rather, each ability can be used consecutively if the slots land on the "Yeah!" reel for the ability. Tifa has a similar role in Final Fantasy VII Remake as an agile close combat fighter making use of powerful techniques in battle, with a unique ability based on her Unbridled Strength chi level. (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com)nd emotional support. She also serves as the voice of reason grounding them to think things through and do the right thing. (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com)Tifa Lockhart is a playable character in Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake. She is the main protagonist of the novel Final Fantasy VII Remake Trace of Two Pasts, and also plays a supportive role in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, and Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-. She is a friend of Cloud Strife, and a member of the resistance group Avalanche. (Source:finalfantasy.fandom.com))

Thea died when Tifa was eight years old in 1995, leaving Tifa upset and confused, and causing her to grow apart from her friends. Coping with her trauma, Tifa came to believe her mother had gone to Mt. Nibel, and that she could meet her again if she crossed the mountain. Tifa headed off to Mt. Nibel with a group of friends, and Cloud followed to protect her. Instead, her friends turned back, and Tifa took a misstep on a rickety bridge; Cloud tried to catch her, but they both fell. Her father found her severely injured, in a coma for seven days, and blamed Cloud for leading her to Mt. Nibel. (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com In their pre-teens, Tifa's friends began to view her differently, seeing her as a potential partner in life, though she would politely decline spending time with them alone. Instead, Tifa grew a connection to a white cat she owned named named Mal, gifted to her by the village chief. After spraining her ankle when Mal leapt from her arms and coming down with a fever, the entire village chased after the cat to no avail. Later, Claudia Strife brought the cat to Tifa's house, as Cloud had found it in the mountains, but was too embarassed to bring it himself. Tifa had developed an admiration for Cloud, believing him to be something unreachable. (Source:finalfantasy.fandom.com))

finalfantasy.fandom.com finalfantasy.fandom.com))Tifa training under Zangan in Last Order: FiIn 0000, five years after Thea's death, Cloud decided to join SOLDIER like his idol Sephiroth, in part to impress Tifa. He too called Tifa out to the water tower to tell her of his plans, which Tifa found reminiscent of the others' desire to leave. Tifa made Cloud promise to protect her if she was ever trapped or in trouble. (Source:nal Fantasy VII. (Source:

Two years later, on September 21, 0002, a 15-year-old Tifa worked as a tour guide in Mt. Nibel (the same mountain where she had her injury). (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com)

Unbeknown to her, Cloud was one of the two Shinra guards accompanying Zack and Sephiroth, but concealed his identity due to his shame of failing to enter SOLDIER. He prevented her entry to the reactor, and unsuccessfully attempted to protect her from a monster attack shortly after (trying to anonymously keep his promise). She protected him instead, and helped him down the mountain. Afterward, Tifa messaged Zack, expressing her worry for the soldier who helped her. (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com Later, Sephiroth went berserk when he learned of his origins and who "his mother" is, and on October 1st set Nibelheim ablaze before setting off to the reactor. Brian Lockhart and others followed, but Sephiroth slew them. Tifa found her father dead at the Nibel Reactor with Sephiroth's Masamune. Declaring her hatred of Sephiroth and Shinra, she attacked him, but Sephiroth disarmed her and cut her down. Tifa fell down the steps and slumped to the ground. (Source:finalfantasy.fandom.com))

Wishing to avoid Shirna-affiliated clinics, Tifa ended up in the hands of quack doctors, who patched her up but stole money so she would owe them, and against her will, took a topless photograph of her. Tifa stayed at Stargazer Heights, an apartment complex in the Sector 7 slums, owned by the landlady Marle. When Marle needed surgery and saw the photo from Tifa's surgery at the quack doctor's, she became protective of Tifa. Much later, Tifa found and beat up the son of one the quack doctor who stole money. (Source: finalfantasy.fandom.com To pay for her treatment, Tifa worked at a bun stall in the Sector 7 slums. There, she met Barret Wallace and Marlene Wallace at the bar and restaurant Seventh Heaven, which she bought and became the owner and proprietor of, to give them a place to stay. Tifa joined Avalanche, an anti-Shinra resistance group led by Barret, including Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie Rasberry. Jessie took a liking to Tifa, giving her encouragement that she was grateful for. (Source:finalfantasy.fandom.com fTo pay for her treatment, Tifa worked at a bun stall in the Sector 7 slums. There, she met Barret Wallace and Marlene Wallace at the bar and restaurant Seventh Heaven, which she bought and became the owner and proprietor of, to give them a place to stay. Tifa joined Avalanche, an anti-Shinra resistance group led by Barret, including Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie Rasberry. Jessie took a liking to Tifa, giving her encouragement that she was grateful for. (Source:inalfantasy.fandom.com)))

Tifa Lockhart (Japanese: ティファ・ロックハート, Hepburn: Tifa Rokkuhāto) is a character in Square's (now Square Enix) role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII, its high-definition remake, and several of its sequels and spinoffs. Created and designed by Tetsuya Nomura, she has since appeared in the fighting game Ehrgeiz and made cameo appearances in several other titles, as well as the CGI film sequel to Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children and related games and media in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Named the pin-up girl of the "cyber generation" by The New York Times, Tifa has been compared to Lara Croft as an example of a strong, independent and attractive female character in video games. Media have repeatedly praised both the character's strength and appearance and described her as one of the best female characters in gaming. (Source: en.wikipedia.org A member of the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE and owner of the 7th Heaven bar in the slums of Midgar, Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Convincing him to join the group to keep him close and safe, she later assists him in saving the Planet from the game's villain, Sephiroth. Installments in The Compilation of Final Fantasy VII later expanded upon her character, such as in the film Advent Children, where she attempts to convince Cloud to let go of his self-imposed guilt and move on with his life after Sephiroth's defeat. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

When the Final Fantasy VII Remake was developed, Square modified Tifa's original appearance to make her look more realistic as members from the staff realized her design would not fit fight scenes. As a result, she was given black undergarments and a tank top, giving her a sporty feel. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Introduced in Final Fantasy VII, Tifa is the childhood friend of Cloud Strife and owner of the 7th Heaven bar, as well as a member of the eco-terrorist organization AVALANCHE, who oppose the megacorporation Shinra and their use of Mako energy as a power source. She convinces Cloud to join the group to keep a closer eye on him after noticing his personality has changed, and she follows him in pursuit of the game's antagonist, Sephiroth. Unable to keep him from being manipulated by Sephiroth, she helps him recover after his mind becomes fractured and they realize their mutual feelings for one another, working together to defeat Sephiroth. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Years later, after Sephiroth destroyed the town of Nibelheim, Cloud rescued Tifa after she was wounded by Sephiroth. Surviving the incident, Tifa was taken to safety by her martial arts instructor Zangan, eventually arriving in Midgar and meeting AVALANCHE's leader, Barret Wallace. Upon recovering, she joined AVALANCHE so as to get revenge for the destruction of her home. She eventually encountered an incoherent Cloud at the city's train station and convinced him to work for Barret, so as to keep him close and safe. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The novella "Case of Tifa", written as part of the On the Way to a Smile series, is a story set between the original game and Advent Children. Told from her point of view, the story details how she creates a new 7th Heaven bar in the city of Edge and attempts to hold onto the concept of a normal family with herself and Cloud, despite him beginning to isolate himself from others. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Outside of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Tifa appears in the fighting game Ehrgeiz, as an unlockable character and an optional boss. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Tifa, from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, makes her appearance in the STATIC ARTS statuette line, clad in her stylish dress! We get to see another side of this martial artist, with Tifa in a more formal attire. Our designers meticulously recreated every detail–from the luxurious texture of her dress, the choker-style necklace, the embellishments wrapped around her waist, all the way to her earrings. Capturing the moment Tifa leans in, with her hands folded behind her back, this is a well-crafted statue that carefully considers the beauty you see in her extended arms and legs, as well as the texture of her skin. (Source: store.na.square-enix-games.com The hashtag started when artist Strawderryst issued a challenge to people to post Tifa with short hair and posted her own take. Strawderryst told Polygon that she issued the challenge because she loves Tifa as a character. “As an artist and a person who likes to imagine, I have many ideas and headcanons and her short hair was one of them,” she told Polygon over Twitter. (Source:www.polygon.com))

a quick fanart #TifaShortHair ✨#tifa #TifaLockhart #FF7R pic.twitter.com/iIjyFXk2Rq (Source: www.polygon.com Also, dressing up characters and trying on new skins is a giant aspect to expanding on enjoyment of playing a game. Making fan art is almost feels an alternate way to get that feeling — and it feels especially fun for such a widely loved character like Tifa. (Source:www.polygon.com))

Tending on Twitter as #TifaShortHair, everyone’s favorite female Square-Enix RPG brawler, who’s known for her long flowing hair, is being redrawn as fan art with short hair and even bob hairstyles. Started by user Strawderryst, the idea took off online and there are now numerous pieces of fan art depicting Tifa with short hair, one user even added her new look to an FFVII mod. (Source: hypebeast.com The exact size of each Tifa Lockhart figure is W56mm x D82mm x H243mm Weight: 167g (main body) W103mm x D103mm x H249mm Weight: 196g (including pedestal). Anyone interested in getting one of these figures for themselves can head over to their official links right here: Static & Jointed. Each figure costs 16,280 yen (Approximately $142.36) and has a set release date of June 04, 2022. (Source:twinfinite.net))

Today, Square Enix has released two brand new versions of Tifa Lockhart’s blue dress figure from the Final Fantasy VII Remake. As you can see in the images below, the Wall Market models of this beloved FFVII character come in both jointed and static. (Source: twinfinite.net)

Yuffie Kisaragi, Aerith Gainsborough, and Tifa Lockhart-Final Fantasy VII. #finalfantasyVii #cosplaygirl #costume #cosplayclass (Source: www.pinterest.com)

 

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Also, dressing up characters and trying on new skins is a giant aspect to expanding on enjoyment of playing a game. Making fan art is almost feels an alternate way to get that feeling — and it feels especially fun for such a widely loved character like Tifa. (Source: www.polygon.com

Tending on Twitter as #TifaShortHair, everyone’s favorite female Square-Enix RPG brawler, who’s known for her long flowing hair, is being redrawn as fan art with short hair and even bob hairstyles. Started by user Strawderryst, the idea took off online and there are now numerous pieces of fan art depicting Tifa with short hair, one user even added her new look to an FFVII mod. (Source: hypebeast.com Tifa Lockhart, a member of the anti-Shinra organization, from the Final Fantasy VII Remake game, makes an appearance as a Play Arts Kai figure! (Source:www.bigbadtoystore.com))I like this one a lot, because it mimics the style of the concept art for the original Final Fantasy 7 released in 1997. (Source:www.polygon.com))

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Check out the FFVII community’s take on Tifa Lockhard with short hair below. Fans of the franchise will appreciate this new take on such a classic video game character. (Source: hypebeast.com Check out the FFVII community’s take on Tifa Lockhard with short hair below. Fans of the franchise will appreciate this new take on such a classic video game character. (Source:hypebeast.com))

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