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Japanese ティファ
Rōmaji Tifa
Voice actors (Ja:) Ayumi Ito
(En:) Rachael Leigh Cook
Homeworld Radiant Garden
Origin Final Fantasy VII
Game Kingdom Hearts II

Kingdom Hearts II
Final Fantasy VII
A young woman in search of a certain someone.
Unflinching, unrelenting, Tifa has looked far and wide.
Her journey won't be over until she finds the person she seeks.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
A young woman in search of a certain someone.

Tifa & Aerith
A girl on a journey to find someone, and her friend with mysterious powers.
"He doesn't have to. He just needs someone to surround him with light."
—Tifa to Sephiroth

Tifa is a character in Kingdom Hearts II that originates from Final Fantasy VII. Her role in Kingdom Hearts II is the manifestation of Cloud's inner light.[1]


Tifa was intended to appear alongside Cloud and Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, but she was removed due to time constraints.[2]


Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

When Sora and company revisit Hollow Bastion for the first time, they meet Tifa in Ansem the Wise's study, who claims she is looking for "a guy with spiky hair". She departs after searching through the study, and apologizes for bothering them.

During the Heartless invasion, Tifa, who has been tracking Cloud, nearly catches up to him, but he chases after Sephiroth, leaving her to fight a large group of Heartless on her own. She later fights alongside Sora in the Ravine Trail, preceded by Yuffie and Leon, and followed by Cloud.

After Sora defeats Sephiroth in battle, he finds Cloud and tells him that Sephiroth is waiting for him at the Dark Depths. When the confrontation reaches its climax, Tifa arrives to help Cloud. To banish Sephiroth's dark influence from Cloud, Tifa claims that all Cloud needs is to surrounded by someone with in light, protecting him from that darkness will always be there. She fights with Sephiroth very briefly, thus giving Cloud the light to overcome his darkness. Afterwards, the two men return to battle and disappear once again, leaving her to continue the pursuit. Before she leaves, Tifa gives Sora the Fenrir Keychain as a token of gratitude for his help.

Other appearances[edit]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit]

Tifa's Premium Heart in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

In Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Tifa's EX Mode allows her to don her ultimate weapon, the "Premium Heart" set of fighting gloves. In their Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy incarnation, the gloves have a Kingdom Hearts-style heart on them.


Like Cloud, Tifa's appearance in Kingdom Hearts II is based on her look in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. She has long, roughly waist-length, brown hair that is tucked behind her ear on the left side, showing that she has a silver, teardrop-shaped earring. Her eyes are rust colored and she seems to wear pink lipstick. She wears a black, leather tank top with a zipper down the front overtop a slightly longer, white tank top (similar to her original shirt in Final Fantasy VII). Tifa also wears a black, leather skort with two black ribbons tied on either leg. The back of this skort is quite long and reaches the floor. She also wears black, leather gloves and black and white shoes, with black ribbons tied around each.


Tifa is portrayed as kind and strong, possessing a rather direct personality. She is shown to be unflinchingly loyal and persevering, as demonstrated by her continued quest to help Cloud, despite setbacks. She is brave and confident of her abilities, as shown by her brief fight against Sephiroth.


Tifa possesses the same tremendous strength she did in Final Fantasy VII, easily capable of high level martial arts such as lifting a gigantic portrait of Xehanort, and kicking a wall hard enough to shake a whole room.

Tifa has access to several of her Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII, including Beat Rush, a series of palm strikes, Waterkick, a series of kicks, and Final Heaven, consisting of a roundhouse kick, a burst of energy, and a Somersault. Her Seventh Heaven attack is named after Tifa's bar in Final Fantasy VII.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Tifa briefly assists Sora on the Ravine Trail before the Battle of 1000 Heartless.

Ability Description
Palm Strike (掌打
Tifa performs one palm strike with each hand.
Beat Rush (掌打ラッシュ
Shōtei Rasshu
?, lit. "Palm Strike Rush")
Tifa performs a series of palm strikes, and ends with a backhand blow.
Waterkick (水面蹴り
?, lit. "Surface Kick")
Tifa performs a sweeping kick, back kick, and two spinning kicks in order.
Seventh Heaven (セブンスヘブン
Sebunsu Hebun
Tifa jumps forward and performs a 2-stage roundhouse kick.
Final Heaven (ファイナルヘヴン
Fainaru Hevun
Tifa approaches with a roundhouse kick, and releases fighting spirit from her fist.


Tifa FFVII.png

Tifa Lockhart is a character from Final Fantasy VII.

Tifa grew up in the same village as Cloud Strife, Nibelheim, until he left for Midgar to become a Shinra Soldier, not achieving SOLDIER yet. A few years later the fateful Nibelheim Incident took place. Sephiroth killed several people and burned down the village. Tifa, with Cloud and Zack, tried to fight Sephiroth. Tifa and Zack got beaten badly, but Cloud managed to defeat Sephiroth.

In the intervening years between this event and the beginning of Final Fantasy VII, Tifa trained in martial arts to become stronger and joined AVALANCHE, an anti-Shinra group, where she also finds Cloud. When they learn that Sephiroth is still alive and plotting evil, they decide to fight him again, with the help of other characters. This quest to find and battle Sephiroth makes up the bulk of Final Fantasy VII.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Kingdom Hearts II Character Reports Vol. 2, Tetsuya Nomura: "As a symbol of light, like Sephiroth, it's possible that she too was incorporeal. That last scene where she goes off to search for Cloud, you could say, is a metaphor for how Cloud's light still hasn't lost him, even though he's disappeared off with his darkness, and it is trying to shine on him again... I'm pretty sure I didn't manage to get all that across very well." Translation via Goldpanner
  2. ^ Kingdom Hearts II Ultimania, Tetsuya Nomura: "In fact, back when we were working on Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, some of the staff members wanted to have Tifa show up. They said 'Battling with Tifa would be fun, in a melee sense' and originally wanted to add both Sephiroth and Tifa (into Kingdom Hearts Final Mix), but due to tight schedules, we could only go with one character, so we inserted Sephiroth into Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. Because of that, we decided to let Tifa show up in this game." Translation via Maiki.