"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 fists..."
Born in Nibelheim, Tifa knew Cloud Strife since childhood and, following the destruction of her town, became a member of AVALANCHE to fight against the Shinra Electric Power Company.
An independent and strong-willed young woman with a motherly streak, Tifa is quick to hide her true feelings due to her shyness. She owns and runs a bar and restaurant called 7th Heaven, located in Sector 7 slums of Midgar, which also serves as an AVALANCHE hideout.