I think the thing that sets FF7and Crisis Core apart from most of the others in the series, is the "love triangle" effect. In Crisis Core, Cissnei obviously had feelings for Zack, but Zack seemed devoted to Aerith. Fast forward to FF7. Cloud quickly develops deep feelings for Aerith, while Tifa seems to play much the same role that Cissnei did; the victim of unreciprocated love. I suppose you could draw some conclusions about the Cloud-Aerith relationship; Cloud, basically being Zack incarnate, was attracted to the same girl, and Aerith, still in love with Zack, would fall for a man nearly identical to him.
What I'm curious of, however, is did Cloud ever truly overcome his feelings for Aerith? Tifa seems to be a close friend, but perhaps only that; a friend. She never really came across as *the* love interest, which leaves some questions. I was surprised in Advent Children, that the Cloud-Tifa relationship seemed to have reverted back to a bit more distant friendship.
So, what do yall think? I guess I still favor the Zack-Aerith and Cloud-Tifa ties, but what are your thoughts?
I think that you're right on the whole thing. I also think that in Advent Children, they did the whole distant friendship thing because Cloud seemed to have distanced himself from everyone. So it only seems logical that their relationship would become more distant, and i think that it helped the storyline along by doing that.
There's really no point to another one of these topics.
According to the Ultima, it's Zack/Aerith, Cloud/Tifa, and there never was any triangle of the sort between Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith... or so says the creators after their many sequals/prequals, retconning, and everything else.
I support none of the three above together at all, so it matters not to me.
The love triangle only seemed to present itself because of optional dialogue. If you had Cloud direct all of his attention at Tifa instead of Aerith, you'd never have thought of her (Aerith) as anything more than his friend. AC seems to clarify that Aerith ends up with Zack after death, and it seems likely that Cloud and Tifa hooked up from his upbeat attitude in DoC.
Envy is ignorance...imitation is suicide. - Ralph Waldo Emerson http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/killer7/laugh.mp3
in A/C cloud and Tifa are married, (atleast that is what i thought from the red string on their arms)
Barret, Yuffie, Red XIII, Vincent, Cid, and Cait Sith all have that pink ribbon in memory of Aerith.
Although you could've just mentioned the nice little ring Tifa has on her hand... of course you only really see it for a split second in one scene but the camera does zoom in on it.
Look at the scene where Reno and Rude go to Cloud and Tifa to tell them that Kadaj and co are at the Forgotten City. It's the part after Vincent saves Cloud where they show the Reno/Rude part again but this time add in the part where Tifa yells out Cloud xD.
canonically ness beats an annoying fat idiot in a spider mech, so i think hed have no problem handling one who doesnt have a spider mech -Chrebet808