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A former sergeant of the Guardian Corps that goes by the name of Lightning. In an effort to save her one and only sister, she gives up everything she has to battle against destiny. While her unsociable demeanor once made her seem unapproachable, she realizes that she is not alone during her journey, ultimately opening her heart to others.

In-game description

Lightning is a playable character in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia who can be recruited at the end of Chapter 8 of the main storyline.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Lightning wears a primarily white Guardian Corps military uniform, adorned with several belts and buckles and a red cape on her left shoulder.

Her first alternate costume, Knight of Etro, is her attire as a Knight of Etro in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Lightning wears silver and gold armor with a large feathered sash. The Goddess's Grace shield is part of her costume but has no effect on gameplay.

Her second alternate costume, Equilibrium, is her main garb in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The "Night Lotus" shield is featured on her garb in its original appearance, but is absent both in the artwork and in-game.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Lightning is a strong-willed and self-sufficient fighter. She initially attempts to take on Garland herself, refusing the help of the party. She retains the suspicion of godlike beings she gained as a L'Cie and was quick to join the Returners for the opportunity to find her own answers independent of the gods' instructions. Even after regaining her memories as the Knight of Etro, Lightning dislikes and mistrusts Materia. Lightning is protective of her old friends and slowly forms friendships with similarly-minded people in Mog's party. She is especially protective of Serah. She sometimes has difficulty understanding the personalities from different worlds, such as Selphie, causing her to treat their oddities with vexation and suspicion.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Lightning joined Edgar's Returners, sharing their skepticism in the explanations given by the gods and Mog. She is first seen fighting Garland on the way to Capta Est Tower. Though Mog's party encounters her several times as they traverse the volcanic caverns and ascend the tower, she elects to continue her running battle with Garland on her own. Lightning engages Garland in a final battle next to the Torsion at the tower's peak. The battle between two summoned champions agitates the Torsion and causes it to go out of control, and Dark Bahamut emerges. After Mog's party helps her defeat it, Lightning begins traveling with them full-time.

When Serah appears in Utopia Niveus, Lightning insists on protecting her, even though Serah is there after her own journey and protests that she is capable of fighting herself. Lightning continues to wear herself down until the other warriors join Serah in lecturing her, and she reluctantly agrees to stop trying to cover every attack. Later, Snow helps convince her that she should trust in Serah's abilities rather than continue viewing her as a little sister who needs protecting. When Lenna joins the party, Lightning commiserates with Faris over worrying about reckless sisters, though Serah is irritated at the evident hypocrisy.

In Act 2, Caius attempts to harness the properties of the gods' world, supposedly to atone for his misdeeds in his own. He attempts to convince his old foes and the Akademeia students to join him in undoing the events of their most painful memories. Although Lightning has no memory of him or Etro, she doesn't accept his intentions. After several encounters with the Dark Manikins, Lightning recalls her experiences as Etro's Champion through the Brilliance they bestow upon her. This cements her refusal to accept Caius, and they defeat him.

Spoilers end here.
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Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons
Image Name Grade CP Effect
DFFOO Durandal (XIII).png Durandal (XIII)
デュランダル【XIII】
BT 130
Fighting Despair with Hope:

Equips the BT ability: Gestalt Drive.

Based on its version from Final Fantasy XIII.
DFFOO Overture (XIII)+.png Overture (XIII)+
オーバーチュア【XIII】+
6★ (EX+) 100
Momentary Sword Dance Extension:

Improves the EX Ability: Army of One.

DFFOO Razor Carbine (XIII).png Razor Carbine (XIII)
スラッシュカービン【XIII】
5★ (LD) 90
Shadowless Flash:

Equips the LD Ability: Crushing Blow.

Based on its version from Final Fantasy XIII.
DFFOO Overture (XIII).png Overture (XIII)
オーバーチュア【XIII】
5★ (EX) 70
Momentary Sword Dance:

Equips the EX Ability: Army of One.

Based on its version from Final Fantasy XIII-2.
DFFOO Flamberge (XIII).png Flamberge (XIII)
マグナムブレイズ【XIII】
5★ 35
Bright Blaze:

When using Flourish of Steel, Flourish of Steel+:

  • BRV damage boost
  • Commando boost
  • Self: 3 turns BRV Regen
  • Raises turn rate when inflicting Break or attacking target afflicted with Break
Based on its version from Final Fantasy XIII.
DFFOO Sword of an Evanescent Glimmer (XIII).png Evanescent Glimmer's Sword (XIII)
たまゆらの雷光の剣【XIII】
5★ 15
Dark Glimmer's Power:

Slightly increases BRV damage dealt with Sparkstrike, Sparkstrike+, Flourish of Steel, Flourish of Steel+

Original weapon.
It's a greyscale version of the Blazefire Saber.
DFFOO Blazefire Saber (XIII).png Blazefire Saber (XIII)
ブレイズエッジ【XIII】
5★ 15
Lightning Streak:

When using Sparkstrike, Sparkstrike+:

  • BRV damage boost
  • Ravager boost
  • Self: 3 turns ATK Up II
Based on its version from Final Fantasy XIII.
Armor
Image Name Grade CP Effect
DFFOO Raijin Ring (XIII).png Raijin Ring (XIII)
天雷の指輪【XIII】
7★ (BT) 210
Essence of Offense:
  • Increases maximum BRV damage dealt so it exceed 9999 by 15% (up to 11498).
  • Obtainable BRV and maximum HP damage dealt may exceed 99999 by 15% (up to 114998) to self.
Original design.
DFFOO Guardian Corps Uniform (XIII)+.png Guardian Corps Uniform (XIII)+
ライトニングモデル
【XIII】+
6★ 130
Tenacity:
  • Raises INT BRV by 110
  • Raises ATK by 72
DFFOO Lightning's Model (XIII).png Guardian Corps Uniform (XIII)
ライトニングモデル【XIII】
5★ 90
Sanctuary:
  • Raises HP by 680
  • Raises DEF by 84
Original armor.
Based on the "Guardian Corps Uniform" costume from Dissidia NT.
DFFOO Royal Armlet (XIII).png Royal Armlet (XIII)
ロイヤルガード【XIII】
5★ 35
Shatter:
  • Raises INT BRV by 110
  • Raises MAX BRV by 220
Original armor.
DFFOO Aurora Scarf (XIII).png Aurora Scarf (XIII)
閃光のスカーフ【XIII】
4★ 20
DEF +84:

Raises DEF by 84

Original armor.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Command abilities

Sparkstrike - 3-hit melee Lightning BRV attack. Grants Ravager (Raises MAX BRV and Speed) for 3 turns

Flourish of Steel - 3-hit BRV + HP attack. Grants Commando (Raises MAX BRV and Attack) for 3 turns

Passive abilities

Unlockables[edit | edit source]

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Allusions[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lightning is one of the few characters to be wielding a different weapon compared to her signature one in her alternate skin artwork. She instead wields her EX weapon.
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