'Final Fantasy VII' (1997)

Tifa puts up with a lot in Final Fantasy VII, running the bar, hosting Avalanche meetings, helping take care of Marlene, and even taking care of Cloud when he's suffering his massive breakdown partway through. We're still not sure where she falls in terms of the whole Cloud/Zack thing, but suffice to say she's a trooper the whole time. And unlike Aeris, she doesn't get herself killed before the first disc's even over.