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->''You Haven't Seen Anything Yet...''

A FanFilm series of CGI fight sequences, made by amateur film maker Creator/MontyOum, creator of the ''{{Haloid}}'' crossover video. It stars the casts of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' (+ ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'') and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' (+ ''KingdomHearts'') beating the stuffing out of each other in the most awesome ways imaginable.

Since mere words fail to properly describe it, watch it [[http://www.gametrailers.com/game/monty-oum/4712 here.]]

Like [[WikiRule everything else]] on the Internet it has [[http://deadfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Dead_Fantasy_Wiki its own wiki.]] Most new updates can be found on its {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112273905485453&v=wall group.]]

Monty is currently working on RoosterTeeth Production's flagship, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', as well as a brand new series, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/roosterteeth/comments/14ywbf/hey_guys_monty_here_ask_me_stuff/c7ht1sg?context=3 Unfortunately]], this means that we may not see Dead Fantasy again for a while. In the meantime, you can check that stuff out.
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!!This work contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Oh yes.
* AnimatedActors: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1USOygdZrhs&t=7m50s Naminé's Skype call]] shows characters hanging out around the Dead Fantasy set during their break from filming.
* AnnoyingArrows: Taken UpToEleven in Part V.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Hitomi delivers one at the end of Part V. Somehow without even making physical contact (though that was likely an animation oversight).
* ArtEvolution:
** From Part III onward there is a visible jump in polygon count, facial expressions and realism of movement.
** Here's [[http://montyoum.deviantart.com/#/d35tsg8 a preview]] of Part VI for comparison. It's probably not even the final version of that scene.
** And on a wider scale, Dead Fantasy as a whole is the pinnacle achievement of Monty Oum's art, which started with photo manipulation.
* AutobotsRockOut: At the end of Part II, the electric guitars cut in as Rinoa gets the teleportation spell going.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Even if it is possible with the circular guards, attaching daggers to your feet seems somewhat counterproductive.
* BadassBoast: Not the characters, since they don't talk (yet), but the author declaring "You haven't seen anything yet" at the end of Part II has to count for something.
* BadassNormal: Hitomi is the only one so far who doesn't use her own magic. She makes up for it with enough CharlesAtlasSuperpower to throw chunks of building around.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Hitomi, when [[spoiler:she gets some materias]].
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Tifa vs. Hitomi, with the expected straight use of ConvectionSchmonvection.
* BeamSpam: Kairi can do this while in her Final Form analog as Naminé/Nu-13. It's pretty obviously a ShoutOut to the same use of the trope in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' as well as Nu-13's moveset in Blazblue.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
** Played straight in Parts I, II and IV.
** Horribly, HORRIBLY averted in Part V, which is like a fight scene out of ''Film/KillBill''.
* BigDamnHeroes: In order of appearance - Rikku, Hitomi, Tifa, Rinoa, [[spoiler:Cloud]], and [[spoiler:Hayabusa]]. It's gotten to the point where only one fight so far had a definite winner, because nobody showed up to interfere.
* {{Bishounen}}: [[spoiler:Cloud]] has never been prettier, [[ViewerGenderConfusion causing at least one person to ask]] whether this was a [[GenderFlip female]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII version]] of said character.
* BloodierAndGorier: The first four parts are relatively light-hearted compared to Part V. Before that Monty Oum made a point that "the girls were having fun", in a sort of supernatural badass training exercise, by animating their faces rather light-hearted. We're pretty sure that Tifa stopped having fun when [[spoiler:she became a human pincushion]].
* BloodlessCarnage:
** The first two parts.
** The fifth part is... [[BloodierAndGorier quite the opposite]].
* BottomlessMagazines: We don't see her load new clips, but every so often a distinctive lock and load sound is heard between her barrages, coupled with an animation of Yuna sliding both guns near her hips for a brief moment. Her [[AbnormalAmmo Gun Magic]] attacks, on the other hand...
* BulletHell: Several of Yuna's special moves invoke this.
* CastHerd: The five portals Rinoa opens at the end of Part II serve to pair up characters with their [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou designated opponents]] (see MassTeleportation below), and also divide the cast up into manageable groups:
** Tifa vs. Hitomi, the only fight we've seen more or less resolved so far, with the addition of Hayate, his ninja {{mooks}}, and Helena.
** Yuna vs. Kasumi, with Yuna's [[SummonMagic Aeons]], an army of [[DoppelgangerAttack Kasumi clones]], [[spoiler:Cloud, Hayabusa and Momiji]].
** Rikku vs. Ayane. Promo shots suggest that they'll be fighting in some kind of underground base.
** Kairi goes for Rachel, but when Rachel eludes her, she ends up by herself. The WIP footage from part VIII shows her [[spoiler:transforming into Naminé to go up against Hayabusa and Momiji, with an assist from Vincent Valentine.]]
** Rinoa vs. Rachel. We don't know much about what will happen to them, except for a shot of Rachel in chains.
* CatFight: Used to have an all female cast until {{Fan Girl}}s demanded [[spoiler:Cloud]].
* ChainPain: The ninjas in Part V attempt to subdue Tifa with chains.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Hitomi again. Everyone else has blatant superpowers, either through Materia or ninjutsu, whereas Hitomi is just very strong, very fast, and really, REALLY good at fighting. Good enough to outfight [[spoiler: Tifa]], who was loaded up with [[spoiler:Materia]] and pretty clearly portrayed as the second most powerful combatant in Part II after [[spoiler:Rinoa]], using nothing but Wing Chun.
** Tifa may have materia, but she primarily fights with her ungodly strength as well, and once deprived of the materia, she continues to devastate most of her opponents.
* CherryBlossoms: Kasumi's motif, appearing whenever she teleports.
* ClothingDamage: [[spoiler:Tifa starting]] in Part III. By Part V, it's more FanDisservice than FanService thanks to the addition of blood and visible injuries.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Tifa's [[TimeStandsStill time freeze]] ability sets off a particularly impressive coordinated [[AttackPatternAlpha three-way attack]].
* ConservationOfNinjutsu:
** Subverted in Part IV, where [[spoiler:[[DoppelgangerAttack ninja clones]] prove superior to [[SummonMagic the Aeons]]]].
** Subverted again in Part V, where individual ninja mooks go down like tenpins, but enough of them can push Tifa to her limits far more than any single fighter we've seen. Judging by what little we see of Kasumi's fight it went down in a similar way.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Part II. Under certain conditions, even ''running on lava'' has no consequences, other than [[IncendiaryExponent setting shoes on fire]].
** ShownTheirWork: Yuna can indeed use [[WhiteMagic Barfire]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', here cranked UpToEleven like everything else.
* CoolGuns: The soldiers at the end of Part V appear to be armed with H&K G36 rifles with silencers, and what looks like ACOG scopes.
* CrossCounter: Happens between Tifa and Hitomi at the start of Part III.
* CurbStompBattle:
** When she is introduced in Part II, [[MagicKnight Rinoa]] pretty much wipes the floor with Team DOA.
** [[spoiler:Hitomi delivers one to Tifa in the later half of Part III]].
*** [[spoiler:And then Hayate delivers one to a wounded and weakened Tifa in Part V]]. Poor girl.
** In Part IV, [[spoiler:Cloud makes a rather spectacular appearance by wiping out a crapload of ninja clones attempting to ZergRush Yuna]].
* DanceBattler: Rinoa uses some genuine ballet moves in Part II, including arabesques and tour jetes.
* DeadlyDisc: Rinoa's blaster edge, "Silenced Tear".
* {{Determinator}}: Tifa in Part V, getting to ImplacableMan levels.
* DivingSave: Rikku pushes Yuna out of the way of a flying block in Part I and Ryu Hayabusa pulls Mamiji out the way of one of Naminé!Kairi's attacks in Part VI.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: The tornado doesn't seem to affect the fighters at all unless they actually touch the funnel cloud. Of course, since they're apparently [[NighInvulnerable made of indestructium]], all the funnel cloud does is pick them up for some cool midair fight scenes.
* DramaticChaseOpening: Part I begins with Yuna being pursued by Kasumi and Ayane.
* DrunkenBoxing: Tifa uses this style to great effect when fighting for [[ImprovisedWeapon and with]] the "ether" bottles.
* DualWielding: A lot. Listed below:
** Rikku - daggers;
** Kairi - Keyblades ("Oblivion" & "Oаthkeeper");
** Tifa - bottles / steel pipes / katanas;
** Rinoa uses ''two'' {{Swiss Army Weapon}}s - a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Gunblade]] ("Vanishing Star") and a Blaster Edge, [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon an energy shield / boomerang with a cutting edge ("Silenced Tear")]].
* DynamicEntry:
** [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Including one with a motorcycle and a BFS.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Ryu Hayabusa]]'s entrance - eight kills in about a second.
** [[spoiler: Vincent Valentine]]'s entrance, as shown in a preview clip for Part VIII.
* EverythingBreaks: Obvious trope is obvious.
* {{Fanservice}}: [[BigYes YES!]]. Yes, yes, yes!
** Besides the obvious, Monty refers to ''DF'' and ''{{Haloid}}'' as "fanservice videos" because he initially only wanted to do movies with original characters.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFrlFeK8guY This]] is just a software test. [[BlatantLies Honestly.]] More specifically, he was testing his new MotionCapture system and seeing as he used to be a semi-professional dancer [[ItMakesSenseInContext it makes perfect sense.]]
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcK7Y9VSs5M this one]] is for testing [[MouthFlaps lip sync]].
* FeatherMotif:
** Rinoa's wings can be seen as a continuation of her FeatherMotif from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Her custom gunblade, Vanishing Star, [[http://montyoum.deviantart.com/gallery/3395589?offset=24#/d19idue is also shaped like a feather.]]
** Kairi also seems to have gained one, using a feather to transform into a Final Form analog with 6 Keyblades for wings, controlled by Naminé.
* FlashStep:
** [[spoiler:Hayate]] seems to be taking a page out of a certain [[Manga/{{Bleach}} shinigami squad captain's]] book.
** While no match for him, Tifa can apparently do a split kick and a jump kick almost simultaneously.
** Rikku does some after Tifa casts Hastega.
** Namine also performs this move while maneuvering around Momiji's attacks and catching one of the Keyblades that was knocked away during her final attack.
* FoeTossingCharge: Tifa, while on a platform, literally picks up one of the ninja standing between her and her target and hurls the poor {{Mook}} over the railing. Three more try to restrain her with chains and get tossed around like ragdolls.
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** That flickering during Tifa's flashback is not something Monty would leave in by accident.
** Cloud's entrance is foreshadowed in the title sequence of Part IV with a split second silhouette of him on his bike.
** In Part V, right after Tifa [[spoiler:is defeated]], pause and look very carefully at her lower back, under her shirt. [[spoiler: ''Glowing white materia'']].
* GravityScrew: A lengthy fight takes place while the girls are ''sliding down the wall of a huge ass tower''.
* GrayAndGreyMorality: {{Invoked}} by [[WordOfGod Monty himself]]. He stresses constantly that there isn't a good or bad side, and that everyone should [[RuleOfCool just focus on the fighting]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: ''Constantly''. Also combined with FastballSpecial in Part I when Rikku throws Kasumi at Yuna to save her.
* GunFu: Yuna's main combat style, when not using magic.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Tifa cuts two ninja in half in Part V, using both the vertical and horizontal varieties.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Where Yuna keeps her ether bottles in Part II.
* [[HowMuchMoreCanHeTake How Much More Can She Take]]: EVERYONE. Getting shot ''in the head at point blank'' or hit by an axe, which can ''cut buildings in half''. No problem! Tifa is a particularly {{egregious}} example.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Where the girls keep their weapons when they need to grab something.
** Yuna's guns are kept on her lower back with SticksToTheBack.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Part V features Tifa kicking ass with a ''garage jack!''
* InevitableWaterfall: Lavafall to be precise.
* IntercontinuityCrossOver: [[CaptainObvious Yeah]].
* InterestingSituationDuel: Practically every single episode.
* IntimidationDemonstration: When Hitomi first appears in Part I, she does some martial arts moves to impress her opponents.
* JigglePhysics: Surprisingly little, considering some of the [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive source material.]] When asked about this Monty Oum's reply was: [[DoubleEntendre "I do it all by hand. But only when it's important."]]
* KamehameHadoken: Rinoa blasts the DOA team with Holy ''inside a tornado''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[spoiler:As Tifa]] found out the hard way, fists and metal pipes are just no match for a katana [[DualWielding or two]].
* KiAttacks: [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Even characters who didn't originally have them]].
* KungFuWizard: Tifa, especially in Part II. Also, [[{{Ninja}} Kasumi]].
* LadyOfWar: Rinoa.
* LightningBruiser: Tifa.
* LimitBreak: Including the TropeNamers themselves.
** Particular mention goes to Tifa, who can shatter a stone wall using only [[FoeTossingCharge Meteor Strike]] and Kasumi's face.
** During a BigDamnHeroes moment, [[spoiler:Cloud]] uses one we all remember from hours at the console - [[spoiler:Blade Beam]].
** Ayane's [[ChargedAttack Art of the Raging Mountain God]], which [[EverythingBreaks breaks everything]].
** All of Yuna's Aeons. (The ones she summoned, anyways. She never got around to summoning Anima, Yojimbo, or The Magus Sisters.)
** Rinoa's using her Angel Wings Limit break making for huge spell action, and then uses her Wishing Star Limit Break on the entire other side inside of a tornado, which she created also.
* LimitedWardrobe:
** Justified, since characters are constantly fighting. Part II and Part IV introduce temporary costume changes, using [[KingdomHearts Drive Forms]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Dress Spheres]] respectively.
** Everyone in the music videos gets alternative outfits, mostly HotterAndSexier ones.
* LittleMissBadass: Kairi. Oh so very, very much.
* LovelyAngels AND AmazonBrigade: Part I is the former, Part II and beyond are the latter, as the cast expands for both sides.
* LudicrousGibs: As soon as Tifa gets her hands on a sword in Part V, things get exceedingly gory.
* MassTeleportation: The end of Part II. Seems to have no other function than to pair characters with their [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou preferred opponents]].
* MagicWarrior: Kairi and Rinoa.
* MegaManning: In Part III, [[spoiler:[[BadassNormal Hitomi]]]] proceeds to steal a few of [[spoiler:Tifa's materia (read ''beat them out of her'')]] and starts using their magic herself.
* ModestyBedsheet: [[MsFanservice Tifa's]] partially transparent sheet stays up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aI9Szj1wv8 even without an arm to hold it up.]]
* MoreDakka: Yuna demonstrates this after Tifa casts [[SuperSpeed Haste]] on the FF team during Part II.
* {{Ninja}}: The entire DOA team, minus Hitomi. And [[spoiler:Helena]], if she ever fights.
* NoFlowInCGI: Surprisingly {{averted}}, especially considering it's an amateur production.
** Tifa's outfit in V, in particular, ripples fairly realistically in the wind and as she moves.
** And taken to its logical extreme with Kasumi's skirt in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFrlFeK8guY Music Video,]] to the point where it's moving too ''much'' to look like real fabric. This directly leads to numerous {{Panty Shot}}s.
* OffWithHisHead: Tifa decapitates one of her opponents in Part V.
* OneManArmy: Tifa in Part V, and this is ''while bleeding from multiple wounds and suffering more as she goes''.
* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: Tifa]] takes several sword cuts with visible blood sprays in part V and isn't slowed down in the slightest and even after having a sword stuck through the upper arm, is still able to use that arm just fine. And then there are the arrows.
* PantyShot: Several in I and II, though a few have to be freeze-framed to be seen. In III and onward, Monty seems to be moving away from this, unless he can't avoid it.
** Interestingly, even though we got a quick upskirt just shortly beforehand, Kairi in one obvious frame [[GoingCommando doesn't have any underwear on]]. Possibly an animation slip-up, possibly not.
* PeopleJars: At the end of Part III.
* PopularityPower: The DOA team suddenly being able to go toe-to-toe vs. fully-levelled Final Fantasy characters is a subversion, since if you go by fandom backing Team Final Fantasy should be [[DavidVersusGoliath winning by a landslide]] (and they kind of do during most of Part II). In Part V's live screening you can hear everyone cheering for Tifa and quite a few people wondering who [[spoiler:Hayate]] is.
* PortalCut: Poor, poor Bahumut.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: [[RuleofCool Given the nature of the series]], everyone has gotten general boosts in powers and stats.
** Yuna makes full use of GunKata, which she isn't shown to use in ''FFX-2''.
** According to some previews, Rikku will be utilizing dresspheres that weren't present in her home game.
** Tifa uses drunken boxing, a fighting style she's shown no previous experience with.
** Rinoa now has a gunblade and is in permanent [[LimitBreak Angel Wings]] status.
** Kairi goes from only taking out a handful of Shadows to giving Sora a run for his money.
** Kasumi utilizes her [[KiAttack Torn Sky Blast]] and [[TeleportSpam teleports]] much more liberally than in DOA.
** Ayane is fighting with the sword that Genra, her deceased father, used, despite never being shown to use it herself.
** Like Tifa, Hitomi uses wing chun at one point, despite being mostly known as a karate practitioner.
** Previews and statements from Monty seem to imply that Rachel will be tapping into her fiend blood in [[SuperpoweredEvilSide ways she hasn't shown before]].
** Momiji is shown to be armed with incendiary kunai and dual sai blades, in addition to her naginata and bow.
* PowerGivesYouWings:
** Rinoa has angel wings to accompany her [[TookALevelInBadass new levels in badass]].
** Naminé has ''Keyblade wings'' with very versatile applications as seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6KQ_eYyhok this preview for DFVIII.]] (spoilers for newly introduced characters)
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: And kicked, and thrown, and [[BlownAcrossTheRoom blasted]]. Tifa and Hitomi even perform double knockdowns on each other this way. The laws of physics must be out to lunch. Or they're [[RuleOfCool too busy watching]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Tifa pulls off a few kick versions of this in Part II. Hastega is a glorious thing.
* ReverseGrip: Kairi holds Oblivion like this.
* {{Roboteching}}: Employed by Yuna's [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells bullets]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Depending on who you count as "royal" there are three [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princesses]], two high priestess-esque {{White Magician Girl}}s, and one [[RoyalBlood clan leader/king]] dishing out asskicking at any given time.
* RuleOfCool
* SecondHourSuperpower: Hitomi being able to punch the [[spoiler:materia]] out of Tifa at the end of their fight, but not at the beginning. Why can she USE said [[spoiler:materia]] immediately, without being told how? [[NewPowersAsthePlotDemands Anyone's guess.]]
* SetSwordsToStun: Almost everyone is being blasted in the face with magic. ''How'' are they still standing exactly?
** [[HighlyVisibleNinja Kasumi]], [[ActionGirl Ayane]], [[LoveableRogue Rikku]], [[MagicKnight Rinoa]], and [[BadassAdorable Kairi]] are all using [[HeroesPreferSwords blades]].
** [[TheGunslinger Yuna]] has [[GunsAkimbo guns]]. They appear to fire [[AbnormalAmmo blasts of light]].
** [[LightningBruiser Rachel]] is using her [[DropTheHammer war hammer]].
** [[CuteBruiser Tifa]] and [[BadassNormal Hitomi]] are hitting with [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower concrete-crushing force]].
* SerialEscalation
* SleepCute: Yuna blacking out on Cloud's shoulder as he drives is an "awwwww" worthy moment.
* ShoutOut:
** Some of Tifa's DrunkenBoxing moves are lifted straight from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf45hmO_1ak Jackie Chan.]]
** Hitomi's [[FinishingMove last attack]] in Part III is identical to [[Characters/SoulEater Black Star's Big Wave technique]]. Some of her moves before that look suspiciously like counterattacks from ''{{Tekken}}''.
** Tifa, when holding a pipe as weapon, using ''at least'' one move from [[{{Characters/SoulSeries}} Kilik]].
** In Part III, there is a shot of Tifa standing all badass with a wall of fire behind her. 9 out of 10 viewers will immediately remember Sephiroth as he appeared in ''Advent Children''.
** In the same video, Tifa and Hitomi do a slow-motion simultaneous punch, which is exactly like - even in camera angle - the one Jin and Kazuya pulled on a trailer for ''{{Tekken}} 6''.
** Keeping with the ''{{Tekken}}'' references, Yuna uses a couple of Lili's moves in Part II.
** [[spoiler:Hayate]] [[Manga/{{Bleach}} "pulling a Byakuya"]] on Tifa, as one fan put it.
** The opening sequences for Parts III and IV are shout outs to the ones from ''FFVII'' and ''FFVIII''. IV's is also a shout out to ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
** In Part V Tifa takes a page out of Cloud's book and while being surrounded jumps onto a passing train.
** In part II, Hitomi almost perfectly emulates [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS7hkwbKmBM Daigo's epic tournament victory]] from [[StreetFighter Third Strike]] against a hasted Tifa. Even the "parrying" sound effect is used (but instead of comboing into the win after parrying Tifa's attacks, Hitomi gets flipkicked in the face, and eats a [[LimitBreak Final Heaven]] shortly afterwards).
** In Part III, right after the rather lengthy opening credits "When Angels Cry" comes up on the screen as the soundtrack from ''DevilMayCry 3'' starts.
** Based on what little we've seen of Naminé in previews and promotional stuff, it looks like she's gonna be borrowing some moves from [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Nu-13]]. The ending of the preview, complete with [[spoiler:Vincent Valentine]] beside her, makes it look like she's channeling Xehanort from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''.
** Ayane's ninjutsu, particularly when she does a series of hand signs before smashing the tower, borrows the "jutsu use" sound effect from ''{{Naruto}}''.
* SoftGlass: Tifa just smashes through a window at full speed and keeps on going. Mind you, this is Tifa we're talking about.
* SpinAttack: Valor Form Kairi seems to be aping Roxas's fighting style as well as his [[DualWielding twin Keyblades]].
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Ayane can block bullets with her double sword Genra ''without even holding it''.
* {{Squee}}: Admit it, YOU probably did when you first watched these.
** A rare male example, usually with the appearance of a new fighter. Tifa!
** And a very straight example later with [[spoiler:Cloud]].
* SteppingStonesInTheSky:
** More like stepping stones ''in the middle of a friggin' tornado''.
** Tifa also uses the ''Dead or Alive'' fighters as time frozen stepping stones to climb high enough to knock them all into position for Rikku's tackle attack.
* SteppingStoneSword: Rachel perches on her hammer while waiting for the fight to fall to her.
* SummonMagic: Yuna pulls out her old Summoner garbs to fight the Kasumi clones. Sadly, [[spoiler: the Aeons weren't a match for the TeleportSpam ZergRush tactics the clones employed.]]
* SuperSpeed: Team FF in part 2, courtesy of Tifa's Hastega.
* SwordPointing: Rinoa does this toward her opponents in Part II.
* TakingTheBullet:
** Okay, so Kasumi only takes a punch, but a pretty damn hard one.
** Rikku seems willing to Take The ''Stone Pillar'' in Part I, when she shoves Yuna out of the way, but she does manage to dodge it herself.
* TeleportSpam: Kasumi's favorite tactic in battle. She can use it with both allies and enemies. It can also cut [[SphereOfDestruction pieces of the landscape]] or [[PortalCut opponents]]. [[spoiler:''Her clones can do it too'']], which is bordering on GameBreaker. Nevertheless, Yuna manages to counter it twice during Part II, by [[AwesomenessByAnalysis predicting exactly where she would teleport to]] or just by [[MoreDakka completely saturating the air with bullets.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: A side effect of the fact that Monty actually builds his movies around the songs and not vice versa. The biggest comes in Part V - right after Tifa's flashback, the gentle music suddenly jolts back to life, and Tifa goes on a bloody rampage.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing:
** The bonus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFrlFeK8guY music video,]] featuring Kasumi, Tifa, and Cissnei. Which probably qualifies as FetishFuel for many.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcK7Y9VSs5M The sequel]] ups the ante with ''nine'' girls dancing at once.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Or should we say "Launching your enemy's sword with a pipe always works"?
* TimeStandsStill: Tifa's Stop materia, which can even freeze enemies in midair.
* ToBeContinued: After the end of every episode so far, usually in those exact words.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Kairi goes from a DesignatedVictim to ActionGirl MagicWarrior in 4 seconds after activating [[SuperMode Valor Form]].
** Rinoa was already fairly powerful in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', being a Sorceress and all, but she was still just a powerful spellcaster. In Part II, though she goes full-on ''Valkyrie'', complete with sword, shield, and wings.
* TornadoMove: ''Dead Fantasy II''. During the fight on the ice, Rinoa Heartilly creates a huge tornado that sucks all of her opponents into itself.
* TrainEscape: Tifa does it in the beginning of Part V.
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Very much so.
* VictoryByEndurance: Hayate adopts this tactic in ''Dead Fantasy V'', by having his ninja assault Tifa after she's been beaten and severely weakened by Hitomi. Hayate doesn't attack until she's on the brink of exhuastion; having expended her remaining energy dispatching all but two of his squad.
* WeHaveReserves: A possible explanation for why [[spoiler: Hayate lets his ninja fight against Tifa, dying in the dozens, eventually weighing her down with numbers.]] And he does that in spite of the fact that he can [[spoiler: down her at pretty much any time he wants, since she was already tired from fighting Hitomi.]]
* WhamEpisode: [[BloodierAndGorier Parts III and V]], which introduce [[FirstBlood blood]], [[LudicrousGibs gore]] and [[DeaderThanDead death]] to the series. Part IV is [[MoodWhiplash nothing like that]]. Unless you feel [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman sorry for]] [[BloodlessCarnage the]] [[SummonMagic Aeons]].
* WorldOfBadass: Oh so much. Everybody is ridiculously powerful in this.
* WorthyOpponent: Possibly Hitomi and Tifa. Supported by one interpretation of Hitomi [[spoiler: slapping Hayate after he and his ninja ZergRush absolutely brutalize Tifa]].
* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: After getting hit with Tifa's Darkness spell in Part III, Hitomi gets right back up and starts fighting blind. ''[[spoiler:And winning]]''.
* ZergRush:
** Kasumi Alphas pull this off against Yuna.
** The ninjas wearing Tifa down in Part V.
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