"Whenever I'm in trouble, my hero will come and rescue me. I want to at least experience that once."
The Seventh Heaven bar hostess, Tifa Lockhart, lets her buxom cheeriness lift patrons out of their gloom whenever possible. Few would learn of her own nightmares just by glancing at her face. Five years ago, Tifa witnessed her hometown burn, her father get slain, and her sweetheart Cloud disappear all in one night. Though mentally and physically wracked by the chain of events, the girl was brought to Midgar to recover, find work, and learn self-defense.
A tank top and mini-skirt give her ample mobility in any situation. When not serving drinks, Tifa pounds away at enemies with her tough-as-nails gloves and steel-soled boots, or gets creative executing a suplex. These strengths serve her in good stead when she joins AVALANCHE, a resistance group led by Barret Wallace, to counter the planet-molesting megacorporation known as Shinra.
One day, out of nowhere, Barret brings the newest member of AVALANCHE: Cloud. He's changed since Tifa last saw him. Does he remember his vow to her from long ago? Or have years of mercenary work put money ahead of childhood romances? To keep her old friend from getting away again, Tifa urges him to permanently lend his skills to their cause — and maybe rebuild their lives.
Selected game appearances
- Final Fantasy VII (1997)
- Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (1998)
- Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special (2004)
- Kingdom Hearts II (2005)
- Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006)
- Wikipedia - "Tifa Lockhart"
- Video Game Character Adaptations - "Tifa Lockheart"
- Final Fantasy VII instruction manual