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mad_hax_man
1 month ago#151
1Tekkaman posted...
Still wrong. She's a well-developed character.

Actually make an argument about why she is a well developed character. If you don't, I will take that has you conceding that she isn't

Litane posted...
I'm not denying that Tifa is most famous for her assets but I somehow doubt she was anyone's first exposure to big tiddies in gaming. She was a lego block for 99% of FFVII. Lara Croft had been on the scene for a couple of years at that point and she was a way bigger cultural icon.

I think Tifa's looks are only part of the over all package, but that package isn't a particular deep one. It's as much about Tifa embodying certain romantic fantasys - The girl next door who falls in love with you after you save her and then dedicates most of her time to sorting your issues around rewarding you with love at the end.

For the record, I was willing to let this topic die but MEGAze called me out in another thread, soooooo......

-Nothing suggests that Tifa has any form amnesia. Sure, in the real world people get can get certain forms of amnesia from trauma, but we need to be careful about taking real world phenomena and applying to fantasy stories, especially stories that don't establish a nuance understanding of trauma and psychology.

-Having examined some of the core scenes as well as ones that MEGAze as pointed out, I can say:
-Tifa doesn't assume Sephiroth is a good guy cause he killed Shinra. She assumes he is protecting The Promised Land, which isn't inconsistent with him burning down her home town, especially given the reason he did and especially considering Tifa's current role in aiding a terrorist acts.
-Most of what MEGAze claims is evidence of Tifa's amnesia is really her uncertainty about how to approach Cloud about his memory issues.
-At most, most of her doubts about her own memory seem to be related to Cloud knowing things he shouldn't have if he wasn't there but now knowing other things he should have known when we was there.
-Speaking of which, Tifa clearly has enough memory to be able to sort through when Cloud should or shouldn't know.
-She is confident enough in her memory that by the time they reach the North Crater that she knows what Sephiroth is doing to mess with Cloud - trying to show Cloud that he wasn't there.
-Whats more, If Tifa's arc is her finding her memories of the incident, there isn't any real resolution to the arc. When we see what actually happened, either through Sephiroths illusion or by Clouds memories, there is no real indication that this is news to her.

On a related note, I think BobbyRicky's point stands, even if it is rudely phrased. SE doesn't really have a tendency to write its main female love interests this way, and this arc MEGAze is proposing would involve a layer of subtetly, nuance and depth that most FF's, including VII don't really demonstrate elsewhere
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mad_hax_man
1 month ago#152
Arvis_Jaggamar posted...

I don't think the wealth of Tifa R34 is as much a factor as this board thinks, since not everyone is quite as obsessed with hentai as the gaming community is. Do note that Tifa is super popular among female gamers as well, many of whom aren't quite as enthusiastic about pornography as their male counterparts.

I think it is connect, but its not a one to one correlation
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DanielsonsXe
1 month ago#153
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