— PaperCLM (@ClmPaper) January 23, 2022
Unlike the video of her appearance during the Senate, a lot of the memes of Tifa in Italy are actually pretty wholesome- featuring the Final Fantasy Heroine sporting the country’s national flag in totally uncompromising positions.
Fanartists in particular are taking the opportunity to draw Tifa, who by many standards is already an incredibly popular character to do fanart of.
Having her be associated with the same country that served for the backdrop of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo is simply a great prompt for artists looking for an excuse to draw her again.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Italy without some reference to Italian cuisine, and the fanart community didn’t disappoint:
— Vore Magala🏳️⚧️🦊 (@mewvore) January 22, 2022
It wasn’t just the 2D artists either- fans made sure to update her elegant dress from Final Fantasy VII Remake to represent her new Italian citizenship in a way that was only slightly more subtle than giving her a Mario mustache:
Tifa knows, you all know.
— GuiNRedS – Red Star (@guinreds) January 22, 2022
Of course, the image macro artists were sure to whip out some choice memes as well, because you couldn’t have a social media event without them:
Seeing a lot of Tifa Italia memes.
Lemme join. pic.twitter.com/NAy2ftNd46
— 山の翁 🇵🇭🇯🇵 (@YukitoOnline) January 23, 2022
Considering the absolute abysmal state of the world, it’s just the uplifting boost we need having people celebrate elected lawmakers watch everyone’s PS1 crush get her back blown out for 30 seconds.