A member of the Guardian Corps which protect Cocoon, a floating continent where people live in paradisaical peace. Events lead to her receiving the curse of the Pulse fal'Cie from the underworld and being pursued by the very Sanctum forces that she herself has been a loyal part of. As she runs from these authorities, her Focus is revealed and it drives her to stand in defiance of the sacred beings her people call gods.
Lightning is a playable character in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival. Her original form represents Final Fantasy XIII, while Lightning #2 is a separate playable character representing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Lightning appears as a default playable character.
Lightning has great all-around stats and abilities, but she's ultimately outclassed by other characters that excel in their field. She's one of three characters to possess the rare ability Hero's Rime, which boosts the stats of all party members. All of her abilities cost high CP, however, so the must player must gain more experience for her, or utilize other characters that fare better with the abilities.
Her Limit Break, Omega Weapon, adds +75 to her Strength and Magic.
- Type: Magic
- Ability Slots: 4
- 3DS stats
- iOS stats
|Counter (Lv1)||5||Level 5|
|Libra (Lv1)||20||Level 20|
|Omega Weapon||18||Level 40|
|Counter (Lv2)||10||Level 50|
|Counter (Lv3)||16||Level 85|
Lightning is a playable character, and is one of the few characters to have a 2nd variation.
Known as 'Lightning', this soldier and her sister met an unimaginable fate: to be chosen as a Pulse l'Cie and made enemy to all they know. Yet even if she must fight the whole world, her resolve will not falter.
Lightning represents Final Fantasy XIII, donning her Guardian Corps attire, and is available from the start. However, if the player did not select her among their party of four, she can later be unlocked by collecting Red Crystal Shards.
Lightning is Balance oriented. Her 1st variation's Limit Break, Omega Weapon, adds +75 to her Strength and Magic,
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Level 5|
|Armor Break (Lv1)||2||Level 20|
|Counter (Lv2)||10||Level 50|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||6||Level 55|
|Libra (Lv2)||15||Level 60|
|Armor Break (Lv2)||7||Level 75|
|Added Cut (Lv3)||15||Level 85|
|Counter (Lv3)||16||Level 90|
Lightning is awoken by Bhunivelze and made "savior" - and robbed of something precious in the process. As the world nears an end that even almighty God cannot prevent, Etro's former champion takes on her final battle.
Lightning #2 is the representative of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, wearing her Equilibrium outfit, and can be available from the start by transferring save data from the second demo of Curtain Call. However, if the player did not select her among their party of four, or download the demo, she can later be unlocked by collecting Green Crystal Shards.
She is Balance oriented. Her Limit, Army of One, deals damage based on her Strength, Agility, and Stamina.
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Level 10|
|Haste (Lv2)||6||Level 25|
|Libra (Lv1)||20||Level 35|
|Army of One||18||Level 40|
|Invisible (Lv2)||9||Level 50|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||6||Level 65|
|Added Cut||15||Level 75|
|Weapon Break (Lv3)||10||Level 95|
Lightning is a playable character, unlocked by default at the start of the game.
Her limit, Army of One, deals damage to boss enemies.
- Type: Strength
- Summon: Odin
|Added Cut I||1-9|
|Added Cut II||45-69|
|Added Cut III||70-89|
|Weapon Break I||25-44|