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Elma at Mi'ihen Highroad

Elma is a non-player character from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. She is a member of the Chocobo Knights, who participate in Operation Mi'ihen along with captain Lucil and Clasko. According to the Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega, Elma is 19 years old during Final Fantasy X.

Elma is playable via the Creature Creator in the International and HD Remaster version. She can be captured in the Mushroom Rock Road area with an SP pod during Chapter 2 and 3 (must side with the Youth League).

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Appearance[edit | edit source]

Elma's Final Fantasy X-2 portrait.

Elma is a young woman with chin-length black hair and brown eyes. She wears a brown headband and, on top of it, a thin belt-like strap with three diamond-shaped dangles. Her outfit consists of a long-sleeved short dress in shades of black, gold and white. The dress ends in a white pleated skirt. She wears golden fingerless gloves and thigh highs. She completes her outfit with red armor pieces: a breastplate, pauldrons, armguards, a tasset open in the front, shin guards and matching flat shoes.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Elma is cheerful, bubbly, and somewhat tomboyish. She is always ready to welcome Yuna. She becomes hostile to Yuna if she gives the "Awesome Sphere" to New Yevon, even though she only claims she's just doing her job as captain and she won't set a bad example by running away. This shows that Elma still sees Yuna as a friend but she has to do her duty as captain. They return to being friends after her concert in the Thunder Plains.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Elma at Mi'ihen Highroad.

Yuna's party meets Elma on the Mi'ihen Highroad the Chocobo Knights are guarding. During Operation Mi'ihen with the Chocobo Knights decimated, Elma escapes with Lucil and Clasko, and the trio is later found at Djose Temple. She expresses optimism that once they round up more chocobos, the mounted forces will ride again. After the operation, Elma joins the trio to guard Yevon temples, displaying her loyalty to Captain Lucil.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Elma as a member of the Youth League.

Following Sin's defeat, Elma joins the Youth League with her comrades, and holds a position of authority directly beneath Lucil, having been promoted captain. When the Gullwings complete the gauntlet, they are greeted by Elma who is happy to see them and she enjoys her position.

If the party sides with the Youth League, Elma is happy at Yuna but if the party sides with New Yevon, she is not happy and battles them, not wanting to run away since she is the captain. After Yuna's concert, Elma enjoys it and will express the League's interest in a truce. If the party sides with the Youth League, they are allowed to join the tournament and they battle Elma. After Lucil is defeated, they praise each other's skills. Elma is amongst the people listening to Lucil's speech.

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Gameplay[edit | edit source]

In Final Fantasy X-2, Elma is fought twice at Mushroom Rock Road.

In the International and HD Remaster versions of Final Fantasy X-2, Elma can be recruited into the Gullwings and be used as an ally in battle. She can be caught in Mushroom Rock Road in Chapters 2 and/or 3 using a Special Pod in the Creature Creator feature.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Elma is a German name, commonly used as a short version of names ending in -elma. It also could be a feminine take on Elmo (an English name meaning "Protector").

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega
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