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Lightning

The main character from Final Fantasy XIII.

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a character in “Dissidia Gaiden: Two Sides To Every Story”, as played by LightningxAlchemist

Description

Regular outfit:
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This outfit is the most well known outfit for Lightning. It consists of Lightning having pink hair tossed over her left shoulder, a white vest with light brown pockets on it with her sheath for her Blazefire Saber, known as Blaze Edge, hanging from the back from her waist and with a red sort of half-cape attached to the back on the left side and fastened just under her busom with a dark brown belt and a light brown miniskirt with a belt accompanied by a pouch that wraps around her waist crooked and wraps around her left leg, along with dark brown and tan boots that go to her knees and blue gloves with an added arm sleeve under the left arm glove.

Alternate Outfits:

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~These are the lesser known outfits for Lightning, but still usable.~
Midnight Cloak -- This outfit is basically her original outfit, but with different colors and an overall more monochrome appearance. Her hair is platinum blonde rather then pink, her shoulder pad is black instead of brown, her undershirt is black rather then brown, her skirt is black rather then brown, her gloves are black rather then blue, her cape is black rather then red, the pouch strapped to her hip and leg is a dark brown rather then light brown, and her boots are black rather then dark brown and tan.
Guardian Corps Uniform -- An alternate outfit depicting Lightning's days in the Guardian Corps, which could technically be considered her very first outfit before she changed outfits. It consists of a black cap with the Guardian Corps symbol on the front on top of her trademark pink hair, as well as a tan shirt with dark grey sleeves long enough to consider a short dress and blue shoulder pads with a black belt around the waist and a tan turtleneck underneath, along with dark stockings and a pair of black boots that stop two-thirds of the way up her calves.
Aya Brea -- An alternate outfit modeled after the outfit Aya Brea wore in The 3rd Birthday, which could also be considered Lightning's casual outfit. It consists of a black U-neck vest and blue jeans that are shredded on the tops of the thighs kept on by a black belt and black boots that go to her knees.

Added Character Info:
Lightning's real name is Claire Farron, known as Éclair Farron in the original Japanese language version. She began using her code name of "Lightning" after losing her parents to escape the vulnerabilities and insecurities of her former self and in order to become a different person—strong enough to care for her younger sister Serah.

Personality

Lightning is outwardly a rather closed-off person, seeming cold and distant when you first see her, but she has a more caring side to her that she shows in rare moments. She is not someone who trusts people very easily and is almost always on her guard when other people are around, except her little sister, Serah, who she cares about intensely.

However, in battle, she is a fierce opponent to face, thanks to her upgraded version of a gunblade, a Blazefire Saber called Blaze Edge, enabling her to shoot at much further distances than the gunblade is able to and enabling her to unleash speedy combos.

Equipment

Lightning's weapon is a Blazefire Saber, known as Blaze Edge in the Japanese version, a fictional cross between a gun and a sword used by experimented soldiers. It has sometimes been called a gunblade by the gaming press in reference to the weapon which appeared in Final Fantasy VIII which was first used by Squall Leonhart and Seifer Almasy, although the Blaze Edge is able to shoot bullets from a distance, unlike the other weapon.

Early in the game, and like the other playable characters, Lightning becomes a l'Cie, a being magically marked by the god-like "fal'Cie" creatures to do their bidding. Lightning's mark appears in the middle of her chest so it is always covered within the game; it grants her superhuman strength as well as a rose-shaped crystal which she can use to summon the Eidolon Odin. In battle, Lightning can command Odin to turn into a horse-like creature that she mounts, taking up his double-bladed sword for a short amount of time. Her strongest unique special attack is called Army of One, or Scene Drive in Japanese version.

Theme Songs

Normal Theme
Final Fantasy XIII -- The Archylte Steppe

Normal Battle
Final Fantasy XIII -- Blinded By Light

Theme Vs Rival
Final Fantasy XIII -- Defiers of Fate

History

Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero: Promise is a series of web novellas written by Jun Eishima, depicting the thirteen days leading up to Final Fantasy XIII. The first part of the series, titled "Encounter", sees Lightning opposing the engagement of her younger sister Serah to Snow Villiers, the leader of the rebel group NORA. Lightning realized too late that Serah has become a l'Cie on her 21st birthday. After resigning her position as a member of the Guardian Corps with the rank of sergeant, she boarded a train holding Purge exiles, along with Sazh Katzroy, to save her sister.

When the train carrying the Purge exiles crosses through the Hanging Edge area of Cocoon at the start of the game, Lightning fights her way through the cars with Sazh rallying the exiles to derail it as PSICOM sends its forces after the train. As the surviving exiles escape and are found by NORA, Lightning advances to Anima to save her sister. Joined by Snow, along with Hope Estheim and Oerba Dia Vanille, two of the surviving exiles, Lightning finds Serah and the party witnesses Serah being turned into crystal. Lightning and the party defeats Anima, and they are marked as l'Cie when PSICOM destroys the Vestige. They awake in Lake Bresha; frozen solid as a result of Anima's death. After the party finds Serah, Lightning, skeptical of Snow's faith to save her sister, and the others leaves Snow behind in a fruitless attempt to break Serah out of her crystal stasis. The party later separates following a brief airstrike. After she inadvertently summons Odin, her Eidolon, she trains Hope to fight against the Sanctum. From there, she learns of Hope's mother, Nora, and helps support Hope's assassination attempt on Snow and the Sanctum. However, after meeting Oerba Yun Fang, Lightning realizes that she is misdirecting her anger and tries to persuade Hope to prevent his attempt on Snow.

During the course of the game, Lightning struggles to deal with her nature as a l'Cie while eventually realizing that she had hated herself for distrusting her sister, acknowledging Snow's relationship with Serah and his faith that they will restore her to normal as a result. After killing Orphan to save Cocoon, Lightning is allowed to continue her life as a human and ends the game reconciling with Serah, who has also been restored to normal.

In Final Fantasy XIII: Episode I, an epilogue chapter set after Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning leaves to find a way to save Fang and Vanille from their fate. Eventually, she finds herself in a dark void of sorts but decides to keep moving forward.

A direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII entiltled Final Fantasy XIII-2, taking place after Final Fantasy XIII: Episode I with Lightning returning as the main character in strange new world, was announced in January 2011.

In the fighting game prequel Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy, Lightning is one of the Warriors of Cosmos during the 12th cycle of conflict.

So begins...

Lightning's Story

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Lightning appeared behind Squall. "I'll go with him."

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Lightning just nodded, then turned to look at Squall. "Let's go," was all she said before she turned to walk off, her half-cape fluttering behind her.

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Lightning walked into the Chaos Shrine, looking around, though her face was as expressionless as ever as she looked around. "You would think there would be someone here..."

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Lightning turned to look at Garland. "We're looking for something," came her curt reply.

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Lightning kept silent, not really sure what to say at the moment, and she turned to look at Ramza.

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Lightning turned back to look at Garland again, waiting on his answer with her usual expressionless mask on her face.

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Lightning nodded. "I see no problem with that."

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Lightning walked up behind them, looking around coolly. "Don't know," came the pink-haired female's response. "But I'm getting a bad feeling from the place..."

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The pink-haired swordswoman followed Garland's gaze and looked up to the same place, watching Warrior of Light jump down and point his sword at Garland and her own gloved hand went to her Blaze Edge, drawing it and flicking it out into a sword before holding it up.

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Lightning watched the trickster run off, frowning slightly as she looked around, Blaze Edge still in her hand in sword form. "...That wasn't the feeling I was getting..." She blinked, feeling it again as she looked at Garland. "You feel it too?"

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Lightning walked up to the two, frowning and stopping nearby with one hand on her hip and the other near her Blaze Edge.

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Lightning narrowed her eyes at him, hand moving closer to her sword. "I'm not interested in your type," came the rather cold retort. "And I got here not long ago."

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Lightning turned to Faris. "You can have him if he's bothing you more then he is me."

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Lightning frowned as she moved her hand away from her sword, looking over at Bartz. "Shouldn't you be with your group?"

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Lightning nodded, understanding a little, as her own group had split up somewhat to sort of go their own ways.

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Lightning looked around. "They might end up showing sooner or later."