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Lightning is a character from Final Fantasy XIV, appeared exclusively during the limited time event Lightning Strikes to commemorate the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Final Fantasy XIV producer, Naoki Yoshida, said the sidequest was tied directly into the Lightning Saga, but not linked with the lore and story of Final Fantasy XIV.[1]


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Lightning is a rare type of character not functioning as any of the jobs in Final Fantasy XIV. She wields her iconic gunblade, the Blazefire Saber, and maintains her Commando fighting style and animations from Final Fantasy XIII.

Triple Triad[]

Lightning appears as a legendary (5-stars) card. It used to be the most powerful card with its total number of 36 (9 A 7 A) before Square Enix quickly decreases it to 27 (9 1 7 A) during an emergency server maintenance they had shortly after the Gold Saucer update.

Lightning Card
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Card No. 9 1 7 A
Total stats 27
Type None
Description "It's not a question of can or can't. There are some things in life you just do."
Obtain Win the Manderville Tournament of Champions.


Behind the scenes[]

Her Final Fantasy XIII attire, hairstyle, and weapon were available for players during the Lightning Strikes event. Currently, they are on sale in Mog Station.

Though in appearance she looks like a Midlander Hyur, Lightning's character model is actually a special one, being her original model.

Ascian Igeyorhm reused Lightning's hairstyle, and still is the only NPC to use this hairstyle.