cloud and tifa Coming into Final Fantasy VII Remake, voice actresses Britt Baron and Briana White–the girls behind 2 of Final Fantasy’s most cherished female personalities, Tifa and Aerith–understood they were interfering with a long, pregnant heritage of lovers. But one thing that they did not reasonably anticipate? Those lovers were dividing themselves into loyal legions above their characters.
Though Tifa and Aerith aren’t the sole female personalities –supporting cast member and Tifa’s fellow Avalanche manhood Jesse, and mystical magic artifact-swiping ninja Yuffie Kisaragi say hello –their essential roles in the overarching narrative and giant-sword-toting hero Cloud Strife’s arc’ve catapulted them into the forefront. But that place has swallowed a specific corner of Final Fantasy fandom that places itself in an endless discussion over a unique question: Are you currently Team Tifa or Team Aerith?
“I’d questions because online there’s lots of Team Tifa/Team Aerith and that I was perplexed,” Baron, who performs with the former object of both of these faction’s affections at Remake, lately told io9 on the telephone. “Are we playing that? Is that a competitive connection?”
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To be honest to lovers, this isn’t always a particularly competitive battle, rooted less in that of those girls is the more appealing or competent and more about precisely which protagonist is their preferred regarding Cloud’s connections. Its ancient story arcs prepare the prospect of love between Cloud and Tifa–his childhood friend who he conveys a great deal of affection for–or Aerith, who finds himself attracted to Cloud because of familiarities with a former paramour of her. At one stage, when seeing an entertainment mega-complex called the Golden Saucer, players may select which of those two that he could choose on a date (he could, naturally, also wind up with fellow party members such as the above Yuffie or, played a joke back in 1997, man ally Barrett).
However, while you will find seeds, the match never heals Aerith and Tifa as two girls competing for your love of the male protagonist and does Remake. On the contrary, it treats them as one of the most influential friendships in the sport –something Baron and White were equally surprised and happy to hear, having heard about the murmurs of”Team Tifa/Team Aerith” talks ever since they had been cast. “It is so fascinating because I believe Britt had said if we were at [gaming conference ] PAX East collectively it did take her a bit by surprise,” White added, “these women weren’t likely to be pitted against each other. . .and it took me by surprise, too.”
“Early on, it was quite apparent no, Tifa and Aerith are just two powerful girls that work and fight along with one another, and care for one another, which has been really exciting for me personally,” Baron noticed of her aid that Tifa and Aerith wouldn’t be at odds over their feelings for Cloud. “I believe, particularly in this moment, it could have been disappointing when we had played to the’girls are trapped up against every other/fighting with this individual’s affection.’ I simply needed it for a representation of 2 powerful females that are distinct but can work together and be friends, as that is real life”
For White, the bond between Tifa and Aerith, and involving their fellow personalities, was clearly one which echoed during Final Fantasy’s history. “Among those things that is true in so many excellent Final Fantasy games would be that the link between personalities,” she added. “And you see it. But there is something about how Final Fantasy produces a personality which causes you to fall in love together. . .but additionally they all fall in love with one another, and also have special bonds with one another.”
“I feel that is what makes me gravitate towards those characters. You get to realize their humanity in each character. So it only seems to make as much sense it is the same at Remake,” White continued. It just looks so natural. How backward is that?”
“I have lots of female friends whom I love and love and encourage and develop, and I believe in the press, we frequently see depictions of girls fighting each other, backstabbing one another, and that is not real or true for my expertise,” Baron reasoned. “I adored Tifa and Aerith’s relationship during this entire match –it was exciting to me personally. Plus, it was fascinating to meet Brianna in actual life finally. Because I had spent a lot of hours, you know, speaking to her voice [from the recording booth]!”