Dec 11, 2016
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) (part 3 of 4)
Back at the church, one of the Things shows up. He briefly taunts Tifa, and then, after she puts on a glove in a menacing way, the two start to fight. It’s a really good fight sequence, though the laws of physics are seriously wounded in the process. We also get a piano remix of the fight music from the game, so that’s pretty fun.
Tifa beats the snot out of the Thing and gives the little girl a hug. Then they hear the Thing’s ringtone, which is, hilariously, the Final Fantasy Victory Music, something which makes the fanboy in me squee with delight.
The music pulls the Thing out from under the pile of debris he’s currently in. He banters with Tifa for a moment, and then somehow gets behind her, knocks her down, and is about to kill her, when the little girl throws a bit of materia at his head. It’s a small piece, so he of course glares at her, kills Tifa, and then grabs the girl and leaves.
Well, in fact, no, that’s not what he does, though that would be smart. Instead, he menaces the girl, grabs her, and runs off, leaving Tifa wounded (but not in any serious way) and alive. I’m not sure why he didn’t just kill her, aside from the fact that the story needs her alive for later.