“I couldn’t erase my past. I could only compromise and live on.”
I have a lot of favorite Tifa moments but I decided to focus on how Tifa’s depicted in Case of Tifa. Originally, I wasn’t too fond of the novel but I’ve really grown to appreciate how introspective it is and how the reader gets to see just how multi-dimensional Tifa is. You see Tifa at one of her lowest points at the start of the novel and there are so many great moments - from her breaking down crying over Aerith at her burial site to resolving to live on with her regrets and guilt about AVALANCHE’s actions during the original game instead of trying to run away from it. I really wish this novel would have gotten the ‘Eternal Calm’ treatment and had gotten it’s own animated short because personally I think the events in CoT are essential to understanding Tifa and her position in Advent Children.
so Zack arrives at the church just in time to find Aerith being menaced by this… weird winged dog thing. he’s ready to cut it down, until it reveals that it’s an Angeal copy- which shouldn’t be possible, since Angeal’s dead