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  3. Did Tifa use sarcasm with Barret on the Shinra HQ stairs in the original script?

User Info: slk_23

4 weeks ago#1

From 1:33 to 1:40

Barret: " much farther do these stairs go on?"

Tifa: "Why don't you ask them?"

Talking like that is a very American thing to do; I can't imagine Tifa saying anything sarcastic like that in the Japanese script. Besides, the English version was very heavily mistranslated in a lot of places and even had some nuances lost in that very same conversation. For example, Tifa later asks Barret and Cloud to climb the stairs ahead of her because she doesn't want them looking up her skirt. I'm sure that was obvious in Japanese, but the English script from 3:02 to 3:22 doesn't convey that at all:

Tifa: "What about me!? I'm human too! Oh, do what you want, I'm going on!"

Tifa: "......?"

Tifa: "Yaah! Barret! You go first!"

Barret: "What're ya ignorant? I didn't mean that..."

Tifa: "All right, all right!"

Tifa: "Cloud, you go on ahead too!!"

You see, it's basically totally incoherent and nonsensical. It's weird that Tifa would trust Barret and Cloud with her life, but she can't get past the idea of them trying to sneak a peak when they have such an important mission to do. How do you think this will be addressed in the remake?

User Info: UnlessJack

4 weeks ago#2
Who knows but I guarantee she isn't going to drop the R-e-t-a-r-d bomb in the remake, if they even bother to redo this scene. Gamefaqs won't even let me type actual word out here.
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User Info: GoukiAkujiki

4 weeks ago#3
f***ing slk topic.

User Info: 1ofaDragon

4 weeks ago#4
There are various interpretations
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User Info: JaredLB

4 weeks ago#5
Honestly, her reaction to Coud and Barret possibly looking up her skirt is pretty similar to an Asian friend of mine. I don't know about the sarcasm though. All of my Asian friends are either blatantly honest or serious, but never really sarcastic.

Though, there's a lot of stuff they'd have to change from the original to the remake, after what things they have changed. Like how Yuffie refers to Tifa as "hey, Boobs."
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