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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
COI - Random COI drabble
41 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
plotbunnydoom From: plotbunnydoom Date: February 22nd, 2007 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel you've dealt pretty fairly with Tifa. Even in-game, she's pretty cool with non-Cloud related things, and I always liked her. But Cloud is her stupid point, and unfortunately it's a big one.

Sephiroth's honesty, on a side note, is really cool. And I have hopes that Tifa will change if they talk more like this.

However, I hope Tifa does something cool soon. :( She's been pretty hard to put up with since part 6, and I know she's capable of being totally awesome at times.

/end ramble
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: February 22nd, 2007 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's so easy to write Tifa as a whiny and/or conniving bitch, which I think is very unfair. At heart she's a good person, but like Cloud, her perception of the world has been distorted by her upbringing.

Sephiroth knows that he's responsible for a lot and refuses to make excuses for himself, even though there are damn legitimate ones. He doesn't forgive himself so he doesn't expect anyone else to do so either. Fortunately, he's very wrong about that. ^_-

Because the other guys like Red, Cid, etc. don't have the sorts of issues Tifa does, they don't share her overwhelming animosity toward Sephiroth. So with the others as a constant basis for comparison, she becomes increasing aware that she's behaving badly and unfairly.

So as COI progresses, Tifa doesn't like what she learns of herself and she does try to be fair and reasonable. It's not easy, though. Her growing awareness probably makes things even worse because now she feels guilty and defensive about what she knows is bratty and resentful behavior.
41 hisses or Hiss in my ear....