|Also known as||Mystery Ninja, Treasure Princess|
|Occupation||Materia Hunter, Ninja|
|Date of Birth||November 20, 1991|
|Age||9-15 (Before Crisis, Crisis Core)|
16 (Final Fantasy VII)
18 (Advent Children)
19 (Dirge of Cerberus)
|Height||5' 2" (160 cm)|
|Japanese voice actor||Yumi Kakazu|
|English voice actor||Christy Carlson Romano (Kingdom Hearts, Advent Children)|
Mae Whitman (Kingdom Hearts II, Dirge of Cerberus)
|Final Fantasy VII Character|
Cunning and sly, she may look like a common thief, but Yuffie is a very skilled and powerful ninja...
Yuffie Kisaragi is an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII. She is a Ninja and a Thief, wielding a large shuriken. As a rebellious and cocky tomboy, Yuffie desires to restore her homeland Wutai to the glorious nation it was before being conquered by the Shinra Electric Power Company. Despite her obnoxious personality, Yuffie is friendly, helpful, optimistic and willingly helps the party in their battles.
Yuffie is a Materia hunter who can be found in various forests on the Planet after the events at the Mythril Mine. As one of the optional characters, Yuffie has almost no impact on the game's main storyline, but there are some changes made to various scenes in the story if she is recruited by the player.
Yuffie is the youngest member of the party and is usually depicted as the shortest. She has short black hair that is sometimes depicted as brown. Her hair is a bit longer in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, where it reaches down to her shoulders. Yuffie's eyes are dark brown in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, and her Play Arts figures, and purple in her main concept images. Her weapon of choice is the large 4-Point Shuriken.
In Final Fantasy VII, Yuffie wears a white headband with a green, sleeveless turtleneck jumper that bares her stomach and a pair of tan shorts with no belt and an unbuttoned/unzipped fly. Over her left arm she wears a protective gauntlet that originates from a single pauldron over her shoulder, presumably meant to also act as a shield. The gauntlet is held in place via a strap tied across her chest and around her back. Ninja-mail mesh covers part of her right arm and left leg, and an additional piece of armor covers the rest of the thigh. She wears a smaller wrist-covering gauntlet on her right arm, orange fingerless gloves, and orange sneakers with white leg warmers.
In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, two years later, Yuffie wears a black tank-top with a white Hawaiian flowered design underneath a sleeveless dark-gray vest. Both stop just below the rib-cage, revealing her midriff. Her shorts, while still khaki, now fold back (showing the interior fabric to be black) over a dark-gray belted hip-pack that rests across her right hip. Yuffie's green forehead protector is replaced by a black long headband with white stripes on the rims. A white wristband on her right arm and a black cloth that starts from below her elbow and partially covers her left hand replace the gauntlets, while khaki-colored, laced knee-high boots with black socks that have two white stripes at the top, replace the sneakers and legwarmers.
The animators for the film have noted that Tetsuya Nomura wanted Yuffie to have a "cute" face, and her facial animations were constantly redone. Her Wutai heritage gave them an opportunity to use Japanese clothing styles not present in the other characters' appearances.
In Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, one year after Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Yuffie wears her long, black and white headband seen in most of her outfits. Her attire includes a blue and black strapless top that reveals the midriff, with shoulder straps and a black and yellow belt looped from underneath her shirt and over her shoulder that hikes the shirt further up her stomach. She wears orange denim short-shorts with a yellow belt tied together with a cord, and a yellow pouch closed with string crossed over to create a loop that attaches to two buttons, as well as a dark grey (although appearing white in game-play) wristband on her left arm, and a dark blue fingerless glove with off-white adjustable string that covers her entire right forearm. Braced black and blue-grey boots with a yellow band across the foot of the boot and white thigh-high socks complete her ensemble.
In Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, a 9-year-old Yuffie wears a green and yellow vest/hoodie underneath a white singlet and white shorts.
In Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- she wears a green sleeveless hoodie, revealing her midriff with a yellow button-up vest over the top. Her orange shorts are buttoned and tied with a green rope. The shorts also have external pockets that extend beyond the pant legs. She wears white wristbands.
Throughout all of her outfits she wears a white headband, sometimes wearing a second, black band tied over the white one. In Final Fantasy VII she has a pair of kunai knives tied to the ends of the headband to hang down her back.
Yuffie has a cocky, proud, brash personality, and she can be aggressive. Yuffie is a tomboy and acts unashamedly towards her goals. She bestows honorific titles on herself, such as "Great Ninja Yuffie", "The Single White Rose of Wutai" and states everyone is "Dyin' to talk to a babe like [her]". Despite being the daughter of Wutai's leader, Godo Kisaragi, Yuffie has little tolerance for tradition and is rebellious to Wutai's old-fashioned ways, which lead to her clashing with her father.
Yuffie is clever and cunning, but despite this, she is not averse to heroics and is a reliable ally and caring friend.
Yuffie is the subject of two running jokes in the series. One is her motion sickness, as she gets ill whenever on a moving vehicle, be it an airship or a boat. The other is her obsession with Materia. In Final Fantasy VII, she claims she wants Materia because Shinra banned it in Wutai and she wants to use it to restore Wutai's glory. However, her obsession is intact in her appearances before and after the game, having found various other reasons to hunt the magical baubles.
Yuffie was born at an unspecified time, but seems to be somewhere around the end of the Wutai War. Her mother is never mentioned but according to the "Creation Materials" section in the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega guide, her mother was named Kasumi and died from an illness when Yuffie was young. As a child, Yuffie watched Wutai turn into a tourist resort and grew up on stories on how the area used to be a place of honorable mystique before Shinra's arrival.
Meeting Zack and the TurksEdit
For the glory of Wutai!
- —Yuffie in Crisis Core
In Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, a 9-year-old Yuffie first appears when Zack invades Fort Tamblin, proclaiming herself as "Wutai's Greatest Warrior". Zack plays along with her antics and she runs off. After losing the war to Shinra, Yuffie's father and the leader of Wutai, Godo Kisaragi, turns their hometown into a tourist attraction. This does not suit Yuffie, who thinks about restoring Wutai to its former glory. At some time after the war, Godo is given a list of SOLDIER email addresses and locations of rare treasure by an unidentified blond man (speculated to be Lazard Deusericus or Rufus Shinra in the Crisis Core Complete Guide), but Godo does nothing with the information.
Yuffie steals the information from her father and sends Zack emails about rare treasure, intending to ambush him at the end of each mission and either steal from him, or seize the treasure for herself. She fails on both counts when Zack either does not fall for her ruses, or the treasure she finds is not up to her standards. As Yuffie continues to taunt Zack through emails the locations she leads him to become more dangerous, Yuffie getting her information from an anti-Shinra group based in Wutai. On the final mission, Yuffie steals Zack's Bahamut Fury Materia and escapes. She mails it back to him a few days later, not understanding how to use it.
During Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, Yuffie encounters the player Turks in Wutai, where AVALANCHE has set up a stronghold in the pagoda. Pursued by AVALANCHE, she is saved by the player Turk and starts scheming to steal their Materia moments after learning what Materia even is.
Yuffie follows the player Turk into the AVALANCHE base and steals the bomb detonators planted in the pagoda, and the player Turk must chase her and get them back. Yuffie accidentally presses the detonator switch, and she and the Turk must cooperate to escape. Once they rendezvous with Tseng, Yuffie realizes the player Turk is with Shinra and flees.
Joining Cloud and MeteorfallEdit
The party runs into a Mystery Ninja in a forest who attacks them but is soundly defeated. After demanding a second round and having been turned down, Yuffie joins Cloud's party with the idea the others are intimidated by her might despite her loss.
In Junon Yuffie forges a bond with Red XIII after Cloud is unanimously voted to infiltrate the Upper Junon. On the Shinra Cargo Ship, Yuffie disguises herself as a crew member, but suffers from seasickness, and says she does not want to be part of the investigation on Sephiroth's appearance on the ship. In Costa del Sol, Yuffie works part-time at the Materia shop for the day, only to steal the shop's Materia overnight.
Later, when Barret is talking about the fate of his hometown, Corel, which was burned down by Shinra, the party is unanimously sympathetic toward him if Yuffie is not present. If she has been recruited by this time, she will not hesitate to voice her lack of sympathy for Barret, citing he should never have trusted Shinra.
Yuffie has a chance of being Cloud's date in Gold Saucer when the party goes there to retrieve the Keystone. If Yuffie is Cloud's date the two will take part in a play and go sightseeing on the gondola, where Yuffie will kiss Cloud and then get angry at his unresponsiveness.
After Tifa and Barret have been imprisoned in Junon and Sapphire Weapon attacks the city causing enough commotion for the two to escape, Yuffie disguises herself as a news reporter and assists Cait Sith and Barret in their escape.
Yuffie steals the party's Materia when they enter Wutai, and they must chase her and save her from Don Corneo before she returns them. Yuffie proves herself to her father by beating the bosses of Wutai's Five Story Pagoda, and her father begins to understand the reasoning behind her position.
If Cloud talks to Yuffie right before descending to the Northern Cave for the final showdown against Sephiroth, she will try to make Cloud sign a contract that says when the war against Sephiroth is over, the party's Materia will belong to her. Cloud refuses, saying he gets airsick whenever he reads while flying.
Being an optional character, Yuffie does not appear in the ending FMV. It is later explained that she and Vincent were absent because they went to Midgar to help evacuate the citizens and Shinra personnel before Meteor hit. After placing an injured Rufus Shinra aboard a helicopter, Yuffie warns Vincent to be careful in his search of the Mako Cannon. She later saves him as the building collapses from a lightning strike.
In On the Way to a Smile, following Meteorfall, the group returned to the Forgotten City to pay their respects to Aerith. Following this the group parted ways, with the majority of the group's destructive Materia being given to Yuffie in name but being kept "for safe custody" by Cloud.
Returning to Wutai with the expectations she would be treated as a hero for saving the world from Sephiroth, Yuffie returned to discover her home town in ruin. Forgetting about fame, Yuffie offered her healing Materia to help those wounded after the Lifestream had passed through Wutai during Meteorfall.
After a while a strange epidemic arose and, believing Yuffie to be the carrier, her father locked her within the family dojo to both quarantine her and protect her from the townsfolk. Freed by Yuri, a childhood friend, the pair left Wutai to investigate the Materia Caves for a Materia that might cure the "Midgar Disease". Calling via cellphone but unable to find an answer on whether one existed from Cloud or Tifa, Yuffie and Yuri explored the caves newly opened when the Lifestream had erupted from the earth.
While finding no Materia within the caves, the pair encountered many monsters. During a battle, a stray fireball released a black liquid from the ground which appeared sentient, and chased Yuffie and Yuri out of the cave, where it infected Yuri with Geostigma. Encountering Nanaki, who was traveling the world, Yuri revealed he had visited Midgar before Yuffie's arrival and that he believed he was the one to infect Wutai with the "Midgar Disease".
Returning to Wutai to discover the township had begun separating those infected from the populace by building a hut at the town's outskirts, Yuffie looked after those quarantined within the hut. Two weeks later, with the number of those infected increasing in spite of the quarantine, it was theorized the disease was not due to infection. Yuri hypothesized only those who had already been sick or injured and were thinking they were "going to die" were infected, admitting that he himself had thought he was going to die when he became infected in the cave. The township was made aware of the black water Yuffie and Yuri had encountered and warned the populace of the possibility of infected water.
One year later, the number of "quarantine" huts had increased to two and the following year Yuffie embarked to investigate the Materia Cave to the north, passing Corel where she ran into Cid and Nanaki while Cid was testing his new oil-fueled airship. After Cid inadvertently left Nanaki and returned to Rocket Town, he and Yuffie continued on to the northern Materia Cave in search of a Materia that might cure Geostigma.
All right, who's been touching my materia?
- —Yuffie to Tifa in Advent Children
During Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, when Cloud's cellphone is lost in the lake in Forgotten Capital Yuffie's voice recording plays among others, where she says, "Surprise! It's me, Yuffie", although her voice is difficult to pick out as other pieces of dialogue are being played at the same time. Yuffie mentions the children from Wutai have gone missing, and tells Cloud to call her if he knows why.
Yuffie appears in person along with the other playable characters from Final Fantasy VII during the battle in Edge. She arrives via Cid's airship (still showing signs of motion sickness after parachuting down). She helps the party defeat Bahamut SIN, and brings Cloud's Materia collection from the Midgar ruins aboard the Shera.
During the bonus feature "Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII", Yuffie sends a "Closed for Business" sign to Barret through the Strife Delivery Service as a way of getting Cloud to take a day off. She seems to call Vincent Valentine in the time after Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children because Vincent asks Cloud to relay a message to her, claiming she has no right to call his phone.
I am the champion of the earth and the sky. I am the conqueror of evil. The single white rose of Wutai... Yuffie Kisaragi!
- —Yuffie in Dirge of Cerberus
In Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, having joined the World Regenesis Organization, Yuffie is in charge of the espionage and intelligence gathering. Yuffie works to fight against Deepground in 2010. She is the one who rescues Vincent from Rosso the Crimson in the Shinra Mansion, where the bloodthirsty Tsviets were about to kill him, and takes him back to the WRO Headquarters.
Onboard the Shera, she suffers from motion sickness, and leads the troops from the airships to the ground for the Battle of Midgar to shut down a generator inside the Shinra Building. Yuffie and Vincent go into Deepground to kill Weiss, but are stopped by Nero, who sucks Yuffie into darkness, kidnapping her and Vincent goes to save her, since Nero's darkness does not affect him. Yuffie and other AVALANCHE members aid Vincent in Omega's destruction and she is seen last in 7th Heaven, asking Tifa if she has heard from Cloud, most likely concerning Vincent's whereabouts.
As a party member, Yuffie wields giant shuriken which functions like a boomerang. While she is below average on the main stats, she has high Dexterity and has the best Luck. Most of her weapons are long range and thus do full damage from the back row.
Yuffie's starting level is decided by Cloud's level; the lowest she can start is 17 and the highest is 42.
|Cloud's level||Yuffie's level|
Yuffie's default weapon in Final Fantasy VII is the 4-Point Shuriken, which she also wields in her other appearances. The Rising Sun has the highest attack of any Double Materia growth weapon. The Oritsuru has 90 attack strength with eight Materia slots and normal growth, and is the strongest weapon with eight Materia slots, excluding those with no Materia growth. Yuffie's ultimate weapon, the Conformer, does more damage the higher the level of the enemy, does normal damage when using Morph, and when used against allies it deals 1 HP damage but there is no attack sound and no damage numbers are displayed.
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- Main article: Limit (Final Fantasy VII)#Yuffie
In Final Fantasy VII, Yuffie's Limit Breaks have fair power, and most of them hit multiple enemies. She learns her Limit Breaks slightly quicker than other party members. Her Clear Tranquil ability is one of the two healing Limit Breaks not learned by Aeris; the other one is Cait Sith's Moogle Dance. All of Yuffie's Limit Breaks, besides Clear Tranquil, rely on Yuffie's physical strength. Yuffie is the only person to have a Limit Break that is strictly a ground attack, as Landscaper misses flying opponents.
As Enemy EncounterEdit
- Main article: Mystery Ninja
The Mystery Ninja is an enemy fought in various forests on the Planet as a random encounter. The forests are located in the Junon Area, the Gongaga Area, the Nibel Area, the Rocket Launchpad Area, the Woodlands Area, the Mideel Area, on Goblin Island, and on Round Island. Mystery Ninja's level, stats and abilities depend on the player's level, not of where she is fought.
How to recruit YuffieEdit
After winning against Mystery Ninja, a defeated Yuffie lies on the ground. There is a Save Point on the field, but if the player uses it, Yuffie will disappear and steal something from the party. The same thing happens if the player enters the menu at any point during the scene.
If the player chooses to go up to her, a series of dialogue initiates.
|Order||Dialogue||Correct response||Incorrect response|
|1||"You spiky-headed jerk!|
One more time, let's go one more time!"
|Not interested||All right|
|2||"You're pretty scared of me,|
|......petrified||You're gonna lose again|
|3||"I'm really gonna leave!|
|Wait a second!||Go ahead...|
|4||"You want me to|
go with you?"
|......That's right||You kiddin'?|
I'll go with you!"
|......Let's hurry on||......What's your name?|
An incorrect answer causes her to steal something and flee. The exceptions are incorrectly answering the first and last questions, in which case she will move into another battle with the party, or simply run off without stealing anything, respectively. After choosing all the correct answers, the player names the character. Choosing a correct answer boosts Yuffie's score in the date mechanics (see below). She will also return anything she stole during previous failed encounters with her.
Recruiting Yuffie in the PC version re-release of Final Fantasy VII earns the player the "Yuffie" achievement.
There also exists a glitch concerning the event, where the player can access PHS when not intended to be possible.
- Main article: Date Mechanics
The party member who takes Cloud Strife on a date during the party's second plot-related visit to Gold Saucer is decided by a hidden value in the game determined by the player's dialogue and party member choices. Depending on the player's choices, Cloud may go on a date with Aeris, Tifa, Yuffie, or even Barret. Yuffie starts with 10 points compared to Aeris's 50 and Tifa's 30, meaning the player must deliberately lower the latters' and boost the former's to get the date with Yuffie.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
Yuffie and Vincent were almost cut from the game due to lack of time, and they became optional characters. The main reason for there being so many cutscenes for Yuffie is because event planner Jun Akiyama, who was in charge of them, had a strong attachment to her. Her appearing in a battle and the scene with her afterwards were his ideas, and as development moved along the scope expanded.
According to the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega, in earlier versions of Final Fantasy VII, Yuffie and Wutai as a whole were very different from the finished product. Yuffie was envisioned as a 25-year-old bounty hunter seeking Cloud and Sephiroth, and she in turn had a bounty on her head. Posters showing her stats would be found around the world, and Yuffie's stats, abilities and level would change when the party acquired her depending on which poster was inspected last. She was also intended to be an ex-SOLDIER.
The Wutai subquest would have involved Shinra placing Wutai goods under high taxes, straining their economy. Yuffie would have stolen the party's money to try and help, but the town would reject the funds. A Shinra spy in Wutai, Sera, would have spread pro-Shinra propaganda, and planned to blow up the "Ten Face Mountain" to level Wutai and build a Mako Reactor in the ruins. Cloud and his allies would have to climb the mountain and stop her. Her mother's name would have been Kasumi Kisaragi and she would have died while Yuffie was still young.
In the Character Files section of the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega Early Material Files, the recruitment info says Yuffie was planned to be available any time after passing Kalm. This may be why Yuffie has a spoken line in the Marshes scene involving a slain Midgar Zolom, which cannot normally be seen in the game.
Yuffie is voiced by Yumi Kakazu in Japanese and by Christy Carlson Romano in English in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and by Mae Whitman in Kingdom Hearts II and Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
|"Descendant of Shinobi"|
|Trouble with the audio sample?|
Yuffie's theme is "Descendant of Shinobi," which plays during the sequence after the party defeats her in battle and during many other scenes involving her. It is set in G major. This theme appears in a vocal form on the Final Fantasy Song Book "Mahoroba" album.
The theme "Stolen Materia" is a variation of Yuffie's character theme set in E minor and is often used in association with her, generally whenever she is behaving in a sneaky or untrustworthy manner. It first plays when the party arrives in the Wutai area, again when they realize that much of their Materia has been stolen, after Yuffie locks two party members in a cage in her house, and once again when she and Godo agree to steal the party's Materia at the top of the pagoda.
Yuffie appears as a support character in Final Fantasy VII G-Bike. Her Unison Limit Break is Greased Lightning.
Yuffie makes a cameo as a tutor from the in-game manuals, explaining battlegen to the player alongside Red XIII. Yuffie is also the name of a Ghost Card; which is a Level 45 Cloud with the White Gem and Snowboard items equipped. The card can be won through Battlegen.
Yuffie appears as a DLC character.
She is a Speed and Treasure oriented character.
|Steal (Lv1)||16||Level 10|
|Choco Cure||2||Level 15|
|Haste (Lv2)||11||Level 30|
|Cry (Lv2)||14||Level 40|
|Steal (Lv2)||20||Level 45|
|Escape (Lv2)||3||Level 55|
|Haste (Lv3)||17||Level 65|
|Cry (Lv3)||24||Level 75|
|Steal (Lv3)||24||Level 80|
|Escape (Lv3)||4||Level 90|
|Treasure Hunter (Lv1)||12||Initial|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv1)||7||Level 20|
|Agility Up (Lv1)||4||Level 25|
|Treasure Hunter (Lv2)||16||Level 35|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv2)||10||Level 50|
|Agility Up (Lv2)||8||Level 60|
|Treasure Hunter (Lv3)||20||Level 70|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv3)||15||Level 85|
|Agility Up (Lv3)||14||Level 95|
Yuffie appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character. Her initial weapon is the 4-Point Shuriken.
Yuffie appears as a Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. She is depicted in her default Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Kingdom Hearts outfits. Her abilities are Greased Lightning and All Creation. Her EX abilities are Landscaper, All Creation and Bloodfest. Her abilities and summon stone are obtained from inviting a certain number of friends to play Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
Yuffie appears in Final Fantasy Artniks.
Yuffie appears in the Japan-exclusive Final Fantasy trading card game published by Square Enix. Her cards are wind-elemental, reflecting her use of throwing weapons in battle.
Yuffie appears on a Triple Triad card.
Non-Final Fantasy Guest AppearancesEdit
- See also: Final Fantasy in Popular Culture
Yuffie is a secret playable character in the game Ehrgeiz: God Bless The Ring, she's unlocked by finishing the game with Cloud. She primarily fights with punches and kicks, but can also perform several slash attacks with her shuriken and throw many smaller shuriken for ranged attacks. She uses Sasuke's fighting style. Her alternate costume is a palette swap based on the early concept color scheme for Final Fantasy VII seen above.
- For more information, see Kingdom Hearts Wiki: Yuffie
In the Kingdom Hearts series, Yuffie appears as part of Squall Leonhart's party, who is now referring to himself as "Leon". She is accompanied by Aerith and Cid. She maintains her boastful personality, albeit toned down, and refers to herself as "The Great Ninja Yuffie".
In Kingdom Hearts, Yuffie's role was originally meant to be filled by Rikku from Final Fantasy X, but due to there already being a character called Riku, Yuffie was elected instead to avoid name confusion. Her outfit is based on the original design for Rikku, albeit in Yuffie's colors.
Originating from Hollow Bastion, the group fled to Traverse Town when Maleficent took over the castle. The three assist the game's main protagonist, Sora, in his adventures, helping him fend off the Heartless and giving him advice and information.
In the original Kingdom Hearts game, a special gummi ship blueprint called Yuffie can be obtained by defeating 1500 Heartless and then talking to Geppetto in Traverse Town.
In Kingdom Hearts II, Yuffie is part of the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee and works towards restoring the ruins of Hollow Bastion to the home she once knew. Yuffie appears as an opponent in various Coliseum cups in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, using her shuriken and ninja skills, including teleportation and healing.
In the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts, Yuffie is voiced by Yumi Kakazu, while in the English release she is voiced by Christy Carlson Romano. In the English version of Kingdom Hearts II, she is voiced by Mae Whitman.
In the credits roll for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, 'Yuffie' is misspelled as 'Yufeie'.
Yuffie makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] as one of the obtainable character cards.
Yuffie appears as a playable character card in the Japan-exclusive board game video game, Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable.
Kisaragi (如月) is the Japanese name for the month of February.
Yuffie is one of the few characters to retain a true Japanese name in the English versions across all Final Fantasy games; most other character names are western-style names. The only modification made to Yuffie's full name is that the developers anglicized the name by adding a second F and an E to the spelling of her original Japanese given name Yufi. In French, her name, while pronounced the same way, is written Youffie.
When fought as an opponent Yuffie is known as the Mystery Ninja. ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.A
- Yuffie is the only party member to be fought against.
- Yuffie's dialogue when met as a Mystery Ninja changes if either Tifa or Cid are the party leaders. She calls Tifa "Boobs" and Cid a "Cranky-legged old man".
- When Cid gains the position of leader, and the party begins their quest for the first two Huge Materia, Yuffie is the only character who does not have extra dialogue each time the player completes a Huge Materia event.
- Even though Yuffie can only be fought in forests as Mystery Ninja, the scene that takes place immediately after is on a grassy plain with no trees is sight.
- In a bit of foreshadowing, if Yuffie is in the party after they liberate the Tiny Bronco, she immediately suggests heading to Wutai, for "No reason at all".
- Yuffie is assumed to have a decent relationship with Red XIII, seeing as how he is the one she went off to talk to when Cloud was picked by default to be the one to use Priscilla's dolphin to get up to Junon. She also appears alongside him in Dissidia Final Fantasy (see below). However, it was revealed she tends to make fun of him to blow off steam.
- Yuffie seems to have a good relationship with Vincent Valentine, whom she nicknamed Vince (along with Cid Highwind). According to Vincent himself, she likes to call him for no reason. In the ending of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, she is most worried about Vincent's disappearance out of everyone. This may be a reference to them both being secret characters in Final Fantasy VII.
- Yuffie seems to look up to and respect Aeris. She never refers to her as any derogatory nicknames like she does to the others, and she never pokes fun at her. When Sephiroth kills Aeris, Yuffie cries and hugs Cloud. In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, everyone in the party except Vincent sports a pink ribbon on their left arm in remembrance of their fallen friend (Vincent wears a ribbon on his right arm, because he has a gauntlet on his left arm). Yuffie is the only one to sport three pink ribbons: one on her upper left arm and another two on her shuriken.
- Yuffie has had a different outfit in each of her appearances in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, and appears to be the only character to have a different outfit in Dirge Of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
- Though her age is given as 16 in the original Final Fantasy VII instruction manual, the website for the PlayStation Network downloadable version of Final Fantasy VII gives her age as 19; her age during the events of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
- Yuffie is one of the two playable characters in Final Fantasy VII who do not appear in any of the game's FMVs, the other being Vincent Valentine. This is because the two characters are optional characters and may not have been recruited by the player by this time, and redoing various FMVs to accommodate their recruitments might have been too costly for Square.
- Yuffie's Limit Break Bloodfest has the same name as one of Seifer's attacks from Final Fantasy VIII.
- The Yuffie Warping Glitch lets the player skip to different points in the game. The glitch only works in the PC versions.
- Yuffie has a themed parfait at Artnia Cafe. It's flavor is Matcha green tea and is topped with a chocolate shuriken.
- ↑ http://na.square-enix.com/ff7psn/
- ↑ Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega p.40
- ↑ FFVII 10th Anniversary Discussion: p. 8 to 13 of the FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania translated by TheLifestream.net
- ↑ http://thelifestream.net/final-fantasy-vii/4108/early-material-file-character-files-p-520-523-of-the-final-fantasy-vii-ultimania-omega/