Tifa Lockhart

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Tifa Lockhart
Promotional image of Tifa for AC
Age 20 (in FFVII)
Weapon Glove
Height 5’4”
Birthdate May 3rd
Birthplace Nibelheim
Blood Type B

Tifa Lockhart is one of the main protagonists of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. A childhood friend of Cloud Strife, she is instrumental in getting him to join AVALANCHE and reconstructing his memories. Tifa's personality is kind and nurturing, but her shyness is what keeps her from truly opening up to Cloud.

Bright and optimistic, Tifa always cheers up the others when they're down. But don't let her looks fool you, she can decimate almost any enemy with her fist. She is one of the main members of AVALANCHE. She and Cloud Strife were childhood friends, and although she has strong feelings for him, she would never admit to them. (FFVII Game Description)


[edit] Compilation Appearances

[edit] Final Fantasy VII

Tifa first appears when Cloud and the members of AVALANCHE return to 7th Heaven, Tifa's bar in Midgar and AVALANCHE's secret base. When Cloud starts to leave, Tifa reminds him of the promise he made to her.
Cloud & Tifa's childhood promise
In the flashback sequence, a young Cloud and Tifa meet at the water tower in the center of Nibelheim. Cloud announces that he will be leaving town to join SOLDIER, and Tifa asks him to promise to return if she's ever in a bind. After some prodding, he makes the promise. Remembering this, Cloud agrees to stay as a member of AVALANCHE.

Tifa then joins in the next mission to blow up the Sector 5 Reactor. However, President Shinra anticipates the attack, unleashing Air Buster on the party. Cloud becomes separated from the group and meets up with Aeris Gainsborough. They later see Tifa being carted off to Wall Market and assume she has been kidnapped by Don Corneo. They manage to make their way into Corneo's mansion and find that Tifa intentionally came to question Corneo on the plans of Shinra.

When Corneo admits that Shinra is planning to collapse the Sector 7 pillar, crushing AVALANCHE and the rest of the inhabitants. Tifa and Cloud make their way to the top of the pillar, but are unable to prevent Reno from pushing the button. In the ensuing chaos, Aeris is kidnapped and Barret, Tifa, and Cloud are forced to make a daring escape.

The party heads to Shinra HQ to rescue Aeris and is imprisoned in the process. When the party is freed, they make their way up to the President's office to find him murdered. Tifa immediately recognizes the Masamune, and Cloud confirms it as Sephiroth's. The party flees to Kalm where Cloud recounts the events that happened in Nibelheim five years prior.
Cloud tells his story
He recalls encountering Tifa in a near-fatal state and gently moving her body in a more comfortable position. He also relates how he battled Sephiroth but can't remember the outcome. Tifa remains mostly quiet during Cloud's story, knowing that his facts are inaccurate. Doubting her own memory and wanting to protect Cloud, Tifa keeps her thoughts to herself and will for a large part of the game.

When the party reaches Nibelheim on their journey, the town seems unchanged and even Cloud's and Tifa's houses remain. The residents claim that Nibelheim was ever burnt down, nor do they recognize Cloud or Tifa. The houses are filled with strangers and mysterious black-cloaked figures. The party eventually finds Sephiroth in the Shinra Mansion's basement, who mentions the Reunion.

At the Northern Crater, Sephiroth reveals the truth about Cloud's memories, against the behest of Tifa. Cloud, weakened by Sephiroth's words, hands over the Black Materia to Sephiroth who uses it to summon Meteor. Tifa and the rest of the party escape with Rufus Shinra and Hojo on the Highwind. Tifa falls into a week-long coma, and Tifa and Barret are brought back to Junon and locked away. When Tifa awakens, Barret opens the blinds to show her that Meteor has been summoned and is ominously hanging in the sky. Rufus reveals that he will have Tifa and Barret executed as a means to calm the people during the crisis.

Scarlet locks Tifa in the gas chamber

Scarlet ecstatically places Tifa in the gas chamber, but when Sapphire WEAPON attacks, Tifa manages to break free and escape. Being pursued by Scarlet and some MPs, Tifa makes her way to the end of the Sister Ray where she and Scarlet engage in a slapping match. As the duel comes to an end, the Highwind flies overhead dangling a rope. Tifa leaps from the Sister Ray, catching the end of the rope and the party escapes to safety.

Tifa becomes the leader of the party in Cloud's absence. They eventually reunite with him in Mideel, only to find him in a near-comatose state, suffering from mako poisoning. Tifa chooses to stay with Cloud while the rest of the party hunts down the Huge Materia. When the party returns to visit Cloud, Mideel is attacked by Diamond WEAPON forcing Cid's party to flee. Tifa pushes Cloud, who is bound to a wheelchair, out of the clinic. However, the Lifestream bursts through the ground, and both Tifa and Cloud plummet into the Lifestream below.

Tifa & Cloud fall into the Lifestream

Entering Cloud's subconscious, Tifa helps him piece together his memories and return him to his true self. Although his memories of him before he was a SOLDIER were true, Cloud was never the 1st Class SOLDIER, but only a Shinra infantryman. It was Zack Fair who was the true 1st Class SOLDIER that befriended and challenged Sephiroth at the Nibelheim Reactor. Cloud traveled to the Nibelheim Investigation as one of the two MPs that accompanied Sephiroth. Shameful and embarrassed about never making 1st Class SOLDIER, Cloud hid his face from Tifa under his Shinra helmet. When Sephiroth had burned the town of Nibelheim, Cloud ran to the reactor to find both Tifa and Zack seriously injured by Sephiroth. Cloud had run into the reactor, stabbing Sephiroth with Zack's Buster Sword. Sephiroth struck back at Cloud, seriously wounding him. Cloud was unwilling to give up, and threw Sephiroth into a Mako pit inside the Reactor.

Events from Tifa's childhood are conveyed through Cloud's memories. Although they lived next door to each other, Tifa and Cloud weren't very close. When she was eight years old, her mother died, leaving Tifa to believe that her mother had gone to Mt. Nibel.
Tifa helps Cloud sort through his memories
Tifa and three of her friends left for Mt. Nibel, unknowingly followed by Cloud. Tifa's three friends would soon abandon her, but Cloud continued to follow her to protect her. However, the bridge collapsed, dropping both Cloud and Tifa to the ground below. Tifa succumbed to a coma, while her father blamed Cloud for putting her in danger. Cloud would eventually determine to join SOLDIER to impress Tifa and become like the great hero, Sephiroth.

Upon their return, Cloud apologizes to the party, and insists that they each find their reason for fighting before returning. The party departs, leaving behind Tifa and Cloud, who have nowhere to go. Although the scene differs depending upon the player's actions throughout the game, Tifa and Cloud may admit that they had heard each other's voices in the Lifestream. Tifa tells him that there are other ways without words to show someone that you care about them. The scene then shifts to dawn, where Tifa sleeps with her head on Cloud's shoulder.

When Tifa and Cloud return to the airship, the rest of the party joins the journey to the final battle with Sephiroth. The party travels back to the Northern Crater and are forced to fight Sephiroth in his inhuman forms.
After battling Sephiroth
Upon his defeat, Sephiroth is sent to the Lifestream where Cloud follows and finally eliminates him using Omnislash. Cloud looks up to see a hand reaching for his, and he raises his hand. When Cloud returns to his conscious, he finds Tifa reaching out for him and manages to rescue her before she falls.

The party watches as Holy fights Meteor, but realize that it is too late. Aeris summons the Lifestream to fight Meteor and save the planet.

[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis

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[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

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When Zack and the others arrive in Nibelheim, Tifa, at fifteen years old, approaches Zack and asks if they are the SOLDIERs that Shinra has sent. She attempts to say more, but runs off instead. Later, she joins the party as the guide to the reactor. Tifa leads them to the reactor, but is forced to remain outside, being prevented entry by Cloud who has hidden his identity. When they are attacked by Genesis copies, Cloud protects her, but is injured in the process. She carries him down the mountain back to the village where he remains under Zack’s care.

Later, during Sephiroth's hideout in the Shinra Mansion basement, Tifa e-mails Zack indicating that she dreams of having a blonde-haired SOLDIER to protect her.

When Sephiroth burns the town, Tifa takes after him in anger. Just outside the reactor, she finds her father, who dies before her eyes. She takes up the Masamune seeking revenge, but is easily cut down by Sephiroth. When Zack arrives, she pulls away, whispering her hatred of all things Shinra. Cloud arrives, sans helmet, and sets Tifa comfortably aside before confronting Sephiroth. (In the original game, a letter would indicate that Zangan, Tifa's martial arts instructor, had removed her from the reactor and taken her to Midgar.)

[edit] Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile

Tifa is the center of a portion of the novella called Case of Tifa. After the events of the original game, Tifa, Cloud, Barret, and Marlene rebuild 7th Heaven in Edge. After Barret leaves and finding Denzel, the four settle into a pseudo-family life, living above the bar. Although they are initially happy, Cloud becomes depressed over the past events and becomes distant from his family. Tifa asks a half-asleep Cloud if he loves her, but when he doesn’t answer, she asks if he loves Marlene instead, indicating that she still is unsure of how to properly communicate with Cloud. Eventually, Cloud would leave the bar with a smile, leaving Tifa to believe that everything would be alright. However, after Cloud hasn’t returned in some time, Tifa is left to doubt her assessment of the situation.

[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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Tifa in Advent Children

Set two years after the original, Tifa hasn't seen Cloud in some time, leaving her to tend to the bar and the children alone. Eventually, Tifa and Marlene make their way to Aeris' church to find that Cloud has been living there alone, silently succumbing to Geostigma. Tifa and Marlene agree to await Cloud's return, but instead Loz happens upon them during his search for Jenova. Tifa and Loz engage in a hand-to-hand battle, but Tifa is eventually overcome and Marlene is kidnapped.

Tifa & Loz fight

When Cloud returns, he finds Tifa unconscious and pulls her into his arms. After a brief conversation, both Tifa and Cloud pass out. They are brought back to the bar by Reno and Rude. When Tifa wakes up, she gently queries Cloud about his Geostigma, expressing her disappointment that he kept it secret. Reno and Rude return, telling them that the children are being held at the Forgotten City. After he asks the Turks to go, Tifa confronts Cloud about his fears and misgivings, eventually motivating him to track down the children himself.

Later, among the chaos at the center of Edge, Tifa finds Denzel under the Remnants' control. When Bahamut SIN attacks, she is temporarily knocked unconscious. When she wakes up, the members of AVALANCHE have returned to help fight the summon. Cloud, too, returns, indicating to Tifa that he has forgiven himself and is ready to move on. During the battle, each member of the party gives Cloud a lift, the final (living person) being Tifa who tells him that there is no giving up.

Tifa later watches from the Shera with the rest of the party as Cloud fights Kadaj and later Sephiroth. When Cloud is returned to the church from the Lifestream, he exchanges a smile with Tifa. She encourages Denzel to take Cloud's hand and be healed of Geostigma.

[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Last Order

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[edit] Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus

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Tifa makes a cameo appearance in this game, along with Barret and Cloud, leading the ground forces to attack Deepground in Midgar. Tifa later speaks with Vincent via cell phone, sending him a map of the Shinra building. Along with the rest of the cast, she witness Vincent's final attack on Omega.

During the closing scenes of the game, she is seen back at 7th Heaven with Shelke and Yuffie, who asks if Tifa has heard anything. Tifa replies that Cloud is still out searching for Vincent.

[edit] Other Appearances

[edit] Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

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Tifa appears in the Dissidia prequel as a representative of Final Fantasy VII. Seen speaking with Sephiroth, Tifa appears to have lost her memories. A hand-to-hand fighter, Tifa is described as a "Feint Striker". She uses her reels from Final Fantasy VII in her EX Mode.

[edit] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

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Tifa is a purchasable playable character in the iOS version of the game.

[edit] Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade

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Tifa appears as a Legendary character.

[edit] Final Fantasy All the Bravest

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Tifa appears as one of the random purchasable Premium characters in the shop.

[edit] Final Fantasy Record Keeper

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A member of AVALANCHE and Cloud's childhood friend, Tifa is a skilled martial artist. Though shy, she harbors feelings for Cloud. - official description

Tifa is a playable character representing Final Fantasy VII. She can be acquired by completing the Final Fantasy VII event dungeon Shinra Building Floors 26-30 for the first time. Tifa can also be acquired by completing the Arena - Middleweight (Knight's Path) challenge event dungeon for the first time.

[edit] Memory Crystal

Tifa's Memory Crystal can be acquired by completing the Arena - Heavyweight (Mage's Path) challenge event dungeon for the first time.

[edit] Record Materia

Tifa has one Record Materia. Pugilist's Lore can be acquired by breaking Tifa's level cap, and it allows her to deal slightly more damage when equipped with fists.

[edit] Abilities

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Tifa uses Beat Rush as her default Soul Break. By equipping the Grand Glove (VII), she can also use the Somersault Soul Break.

Tifa can use any Monk or Combat abilities up to Rank 5. She can also use Celerity abilities up to Rank 3.

[edit] Equipment

Tifa can equip the following weapons:

Tifa can equip the following armor:

[edit] Stats

Level HP Atk Def Mag Res Mind Acc Eva Spd
1 197 12 9 8 8 8 20 24 111
50 3624 110 86 78 78 72 22 26 148

[edit] Kingdom Hearts II

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Tifa is in Hollow Bastion searching for Cloud in order to help him with his darkness. She assists Sora during the Hollow Bastion invasion, and spars with Sephiroth to help save Cloud. She gives Sora the Fenrir keyblade and can be fought in Olympus.

[edit] LittleBigPlanet 2

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A Tifa costume was released as downloadable content on July 13, 2011 packaged in a bundle with Cloud, Aerith, and Vincent costumes.

[edit] Quotes

"Quit slapping me! You old wench!!!" (to Scarlet – FFVII)
"A memory is something that is consciously recalled, right? That's why sometimes, it can be mistaken or wrong. It's different from a memory locked deep within your heart." (FFVII)
"You sure are messed up, Cloud." (FFVII)
"Words aren't the only way to tell someone how you feel." (to Cloud – FFVII)
"Which is it? A memory, or us?" (to Cloud – Advent Children)
"Dilly dally, shilly shally." (to Cloud - Advent Children)
"Stop running! I know. Even if you find the kids, you might not be able to help them. Maybe something could happen that can never unhappen. That scares you, doesn't it? But you need to think about now. Really take it in! Look at you: you think you've got it so damn hard. Well, you hate being alone, so let people in! Sure, you may not answer the phone, but I don't see you throwing it away, either!" (to Cloud – Advent Children)
"Cloud, you can have my light." (KH2)

[edit] Gallery

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Artwork of Tifa from FFVII by Nomura
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10th Anniversary CG render of Tifa from FFVII
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Artwork of Tifa for Dissidia 012
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Tifa's Ex Mode in Dissidia 012
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Tifa's Advent Children form in Dissidia 012
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Tifa's Ex Mode for her Advent Children form in Dissidia 012
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Tifa's Crisis Core form in Dissidia 012
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Tifa's Ex Mode for her Crisis Core form in Dissidia 012
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Tifa's special Amano outfit for Dissidia 012
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CG render of Tifa for Dissidia 012

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