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This has been bothering me since I was a child.

In the 1997 game Final Fantasy 7, there's a point in the second disk where:

Meteor has just appeared in the sky. Tifa and Barret are due to be executed as scapegoats for it and Junon is being attacked by a Weapon. Tifa escapes the gas chamber through a hole created by the Weapon attack. Then runs down Junon's cannon to escape. Scarlet, of Shinra, catches up and the two fight.

This fight is unique in the game, however, because it's a slap-fight with added dialogue. However this seems very out of character. Tifa is known to be a skilled martial artist. This means that even without her weapons, she'd be a formidable fighter.

Why, then, do they stand there having a rather pathetic slanging match with slaps? Wouldn't Tifa just do some MMA and throw her off the cannon?

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    It's supposed to be funny. Which in fairness, it is. – Valorum May 21 at 9:54
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    Before being a skilled fighter, Tifa is a highly sexualized young female character and it was 1997. When she fights another girl, she fights like a girl. – Taladris May 21 at 10:00
  • There is a time for fighting, and there is a time for slapping. – Misha R May 21 at 19:46
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    Misogyny. The answer is misogyny. – melissa_boiko Jul 17 at 13:24

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