Yuffie Kisaragi is an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII, and the protagonist of an additional episode introduced in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. She also has appearances throughout the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. Yuffie is a Ninja and a Thief, wielding a large shuriken as her weapon of choice. Yuffie is a materia hunter, originally encountered in various forests on the planet. As a mischievous and cunning ninja, she desires to restore her homeland Wutai to the glorious nation it was before being conquered by the Shinra Electric Power Company. She initially helps the party only out of her own self-interest, before befriending them and becoming a valued member. Despite her obnoxious personality, Yuffie is friendly, helpful, optimistic and willing to help the party in their battles. In Final Fantasy VII, Yuffie is one of two optional characters along with Vincent Valentine. She can be discovered in various forests on the world map after the events at the Mythril Mine, encountered as the Mystery Ninja, but has little impact on the main storyline. She wields shurikens in battle for ranged attacks, and her Limits usually involve her hitting multiple enemies at once. Yuffie is the youngest member of the party and usually depicted as the shortest. She has short black hair (occasionally depicted as brown) and dark brown eyes. Throughout all of her outfits, she wears a white headband, sometimes with a second black band tied over it. Her outfits are variations on a sleeveless top, a pair of shorts (sometimes with a belted hip-pack resting on her right hip), and large boots, with some ninja armor and weaponry. Her weapon of choice is the large 4-Point Shuriken, though she also has a pair of kunai knives tied to the ends of the headband to hang down her back. Yuffie's main attire, seen in Final Fantasy VII, comprises a green, sleeveless turtleneck jumper that bares her midriff, 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. Throughout her appearances in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, she always wears a different outfit, most variations on her main attire. In Before Crisis and Crisis Core, the younger Yuffie wears two different green and yellow sleeveless vests with hoods; in Before Crisis, she also wears orange shorts, while her shorts are covered by the vest in Crisis Core. In Advent Children, she wears a black tank-top with a white Hawaiian flowered design underneath a sleeveless dark-gray vest, and in place of her gauntlets is a black cloth that starts below her left elbow and covers her left hand. In Dirge of Cerberus, she wears a blue and black strapless top, 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, orange denim short-shorts with a yellow belt tied with a cord, and braced black boots. Yuffie also wears disguises. One of these is a moogle hood depicted in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Dirge of Cerberus, a tattered white and brown cloak with a hood with a red pompom and nose and buttons for eyes that covers much of her visage. She also disguised herself as a reporter in Final Fantasy VII. Yuffie is mischievous, cocky, and rebellious, acting brash and aggressive. In the beginning, she only cares for the prospect of obtaining materia and earning money, to the point of double-crossing them and others to steal it. However, she is not averse to heroics, and later becomes a reliable ally and caring friend. Yuffie is brash and cocky, bestowing honorific titles onto herself, such as "the single white rose of Wutai", and provoking her opponents with insulting nicknames. She is usually bright and cheerful, adopting a playful attitude, though she struggles with motion sickness, both seasickness and airship sickness. During these times Yuffie seeks solace to suffer her affliction alone, though seems to enjoy encouragement and sympathy from Cloud who is likewise prone to motion sickness. Yuffie's motivation for materia hunting stems from a desire to restore Wutai to its former glory. She had been raised on stories of Wutai's greatness prior to Shinra's arrival, and greatly resented how it had since become a tourist town. She was consumed by this goal, and by her hatred of Shinra, having no sympathy for anyone who trusted them. When she confronted her father with this, he initially chastised her lack of maturity; when she proved her strength by defeating Wutai's guardians, he reconciled with her and imparted his wish to do right by Wutai, but warned that a desire for strength merely begets a dangerous cycle. Following this, Yuffie adopted the larger cause of helping the planet, growing into heroism and becoming a reliable friend to Cloud and his party. She retained her desire for materia, however, asking the party to sign it to her once the quest was finished. Despite her devotion to her hometown, Yuffie had little respect for its customs and traditions, and disliked following them. She disrespected authority figures, be they Godo, Shinra (including friendly individuals such as Zack), or the Avalanche party leader. She later softened her stance, and did not show hostility to the party later on; she even briefly appeared to have a crush on Cloud, though it manifested only in the optional date scene. Yuffie later followed Vincent around and attempted to phone him numerous times, much to his annoyance. In Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Yuffie's personality is more fleshed out. Unlike her original self, she is not selfish, and genuinely shows respect for others, in her own way. She sees the struggles that the people of Midgar go through due to Shinra's actions, sympathizing with them. She also and recognizes that the members of Avalanche HQ are good people that can be trusted, different from the ones she encountered before. She'll often gift people Da-chao beans as a way to greet or express gratitude. Despite this, Yuffie still retains her cocky attitude, showing high self-esteem and acting flamboyant whenever she has the opportunity, to the point of being childish, much to the dismay of her partner and subordinate, Sonon Kusakabe.