Luna made many fond memories with Noct in their childhood, but their days of innocence ended abruptly when the empire overtook her home of Tenebrae. Through adversity, she became the youngest Oracle in history. Adored and respected the world over, she now travels in search of communion with the gods to aid Noctis on his journey.
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, also known simply as Luna (ルーナ, Rūna?), is the main heroine in Final Fantasy XV and one of the two main characters in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. She has a major role in Final Fantasy XV -The Dawn of the Future-, which depicts an alternate ending to the saga.
A former princess of Tenebrae, she is a captive of the Niflheim Empire. Able to talk to the gods, Lunafreya is the youngest Oracle in history. Despite it being under Niflheim's control, Tenebrae has some autonomy thanks to her. She is the younger sister of Ravus Nox Fleuret, and Prince Noctis's betrothed. Lunafreya is the daughter of the Queen of Tenebrae, Sylva Via Fleuret. She has two dogs: the white Pryna and the black Umbra.
Lunafreya is the presence that supports Noctis for him to fulfill his destiny. They are childhood friends but their feelings for each other are complicated, as both must uphold the burdens that come with their status.
- 1 Dossiers
- 2 Profile
- 3 Story
- 4 Gameplay
- 5 Musical themes
- 6 Other appearances
- 7 Behind the scenes
- 8 Merchandise
- 9 Gallery
- 10 Etymology and symbolism
- 11 External links
- 12 References
- Oracle of Tenebrae blessed with the power to commune with the gods. One of the sole remaining descendants of House Fleuret, she and her brother remain leaders of their homeland, now an imperial protectorate. Beloved world over, Lunafreya travels around Eos and uses her power of prayer to heal those afflicted with the Starscourge. Her next destination: Altissia, where she is to wed her fiancé Prince Noctis as a condition of the armistice between Lucis and Niflheim.
- As an infant, Lunafreya was called upon by the Divine Host of Messengers, a sign of the promise she held as the future Oracle. This auspicious visit also signified the start of her journey: in time, she would come to forge covenants with each of the Six to beseech them to share their blessings with the Chosen King, Noctis. Though the imperial assault on Insomnia nearly stops her from completing her calling, she narrowly manages to escape with her life—as well as the Ring of the Lucii, a gift from King Regis.
- Moments after forging a covenant with the Hydraean, Lunafreya suffers a mortal wound at the hands of Ardyn. With her dying breaths, she summons the last of her strength to revive Noctis and awaken the Rulers of Yore slumbering in their tombs across Eos. Lunafreya then entrusts the prince with his father's ring, and with that she is swept beneath the waves. Though she no longer enjoys a physical presence in the world, she will remain forever more in the hearts of the people.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
As a child, Lunafreya wore a white dress with a ruffled hem and a zipper at the back. Her hair was shorter and she had bangs.
As an adult, she has long blond hair styled in side-swept bangs with a double braid going across her crown and the rest twisted and pinned up. She has blue eyes and wields a double-sided trident, the traditional weapon of Oracles.
She usually wears a more casual knee-length white dress that has a single lace sleeve surrounded by a black strap with an intricate design. A metal patch of Tenebrae's insignia is worn over her left breast. With this outfit, she wears white high-heeled sandals. Her more formal wear that appears in her official renders, is an elegant long white dress that she wears with heels.
Lunafreya's wedding dress is designed by real-life designer, Vivienne Westwood. It is a sleeveless floor-length gown with twin tail lapels that flare out on the sides from the waistline. A half skirt partially covers the front of the main skirt midway down. The bust is asymmetrical. The gown comes with a pair of matching fingerless evening gloves. Her wedding ring is black with small diamonds or crystals around the front.
In Final Fantasy XV -The Dawn of the Future-, she wears an oversized black robe with mismatched boots and wields a red-tipped spear. She later wears a dark version of the dress she had in Altissia, with her right arm being disfigured from the bicep down with daemonic burns. Her final look is how she appears in the game's logo.
Personality[edit | edit source]
I do not fear death. What I fear is doing nothing and losing everything.
Lunafreya in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
She is a noble and dutiful woman who talks about her hopes and dreams and acts on her own initiative. She is always cordial and polite to those around her, but is also a political strategist who puts her duties and the well-being of her people above her own needs. She focuses on the future and works to prevent the world from plunging into complete darkness. Befitting of her duties as Oracle, Lunafreya possesses unparalleled compassion.
Lunafreya and Noctis have a complicated relationship. They are childhood friends, but are being made to marry to bring their kingdoms together. Lunafreya loves Noctis who doesn't have the confidence to respond, although he thinks highly of her and grows to return her love. She's is one of the most important presences that supports Noctis for him to fulfill his destiny. She holds King Regis in the highest regard and doesn't blame him for what happened to Tenebrae, unlike her brother Ravus. She trusts her brother despite him serving the empire.
She is devoted to the Astrals and their will, although in The Dawn of the Future she was not privy to the full scale of Bahamut's plan and rebels against him.
Hobbies and mannerisms[edit | edit source]
She enjoys tea and growing flowers. Lunafreya loves sylleblossoms, the blue flowers native to her homeland. The first page of the notebook shared between her and Noctis displays an ageless sylleblossom carefully pressed into the paper. A household servant mentions to Noctis how Lunafreya would personally water the flowers, cultivating a wide, beautiful field of sylleblossoms that spreads across the lands of Tenebrae.
In Japanese, Lunafreya always speaks, even to Noctis, using formal Japanese known as keigo (敬語). There are many different levels of formal Japanese, and she uses the most respectful forms. The only exception is when she speaks with Leviathan, where she uses more commanding and somewhat rougher language. Lunafreya attaches the honorific "sama" (様) to Noctis's name, which in this context can be translated as "prince," but Lunafreya's use of honorifics mostly reflects her upbringing as a princess of Tenebrae. When using pronouns to refer to Noctis, Lunafreya uses "anata" (あなた／貴方). While it can be used to mean "you" in a general sense, there are many more connotations attached to it, such as a romantic connotation.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
If you know of any who are bedridden, or unable to come to me... Pray, send word, and I...shall go to them. I follow my calling. I will not halt my steps for anything else.
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
Lunafreya is an Oracle who prevents the plague Starscourge from advancing via her powers and presence. The plague makes daylight vanish from the world, and she prevents the world of Eos from plunging into an eternal night. As the Oracle she has the power to heal those affected by the plagues of darkness, and people travel long distances to be seen by her. She works tirelessly to help any who seek her out, and she is highly revered by all across Eos.
Story[edit | edit source]
Childhood[edit | edit source]
Lunafreya and her older brother Ravus were once royalty of Tenebrae and were close allies with the royal family of Lucis. When she was born, Lunafreya was met by the High Messenger of the Astrals, Gentiana, who in time would tell her she is ordained to work with Prince Noctis of Lucis to bring light back to the world. Lunafreya and Noctis are childhood friends, and the memories they share are cherished by both. The two spent time together following Noctis's near-death experience with a marilith, when a twelve-year-old Lunafreya kept him company while he was recuperating. During his stay Noctis referred to her as "Luna," and the abbreviation stuck.
During this time, she told Noctis about the Crystal of Lucis and how his lineage had been chosen by the gods to expel the plague of darkness from the world. Though the eight-year-old Noctis did not understand what it meant, he promised her he would do it. She showed Noctis her red notebook and the pressed sylleblossom within, telling Noctis the flowers are used to weave the royal family's crowns. The two would continue to keep in secret contact via her dog, Umbra, that acts as a magical Messenger.
Niflheim invaded Tenebrae and killed many officials of the royal family, including Lunafreya's mother, Queen Sylva, who was also the Oracle. While fleeing from imperial forces with Regis and Noctis, Lunafreya chose to stay behind as not to slow him down, and Tenebrae was surrendered to Niflheim's control. She was held in captivity, so it is implied she had a rough childhood. As the sole remaining descendants of House Fleuret, Lunafreya and Ravus remain leaders of their homeland, now an imperial protectorate. When she was thirteen she entered into a covenant with Shiva, Gentiana's true form. This was the year Shiva awoke as a giantess and attacked Niflheim before being subjugated by the imperial magitek army.
As told in Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a 16-year-old Lunafreya's pet dog Pryna went missing while covertly visiting Noctis in Insomnia. When she returned, she had a handkerchief around her injured leg that read "Prompto". Gentiana suggested they find out Prompto's identity. Lunafreya sent Prompto a letter thanking him for saving Pryna and for being a friend to Noctis, prompting Prompto to self-improve and to befriend the prince.
When Lunafreya was sixteen, she became the youngest Oracle in history under supervision from the empire, and began to travel the lands to heal people with her powers. As told in Final Fantasy XV -The Dawn of the Future-, her training for the post included physical fitness—including spearmanship—meditation, singing, dancing, fasting, visiting statues of previous Oracles and spending days in isolation.
The treaty-signing[edit | edit source]
Twelve years after the invasion of Tenebrae, the Niflheim Empire offers peace terms to Lucis; as part of these terms Lunafreya is to be betrothed to Noctis. The terms are accepted and the wedding is planned to be held in Altissia. She publicly supports the peace treaty in a radio broadcast, and promises that her marriage will not hinder her duties as the Oracle even though her travels will be temporarily suspended until the wedding.
As depicted in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, King Regis sends one of his Kingsglaive, Crowe Altius, to bring Lunafreya to Altissia. The plan goes awry when Lunafreya is caught leaving by Ravus and a squad of magitek soldiers, and they force her to return to her room. Emperor Iedolas Aldercapt brings Lunafreya with him to Insomnia, the Crown City of Lucis, and she is escorted to the Citadel by Nyx Ulric, a member of the Kingsglaive.
Lunafreya greets Regis warmly, though Noctis and his friends have already departed to Altissia. At the party in Caelum Via before the signing, she learns from Nyx that the Kingsglaive soldier sent to escort her was killed. She expresses remorse and receives a hairpin from Nyx that had been intended for Crowe to give to her. Later that night she is confronted by General Glauca, who asks her if she really thought that the peace treaty was real.
Glauca imprisons her on a fleet of airships outside the borders of Insomnia. The Kingsglaive arrive to rescue her, but Lunafreya's kidnapping was a trap for them; many of their body are traitors. Nyx escorts her to safety on a hijacked airship after escaping Ultros, a daemon unleashed upon them. The imperials steal the sacred Crystal, and Lunafreya insists on returning to the Citadel against Nyx's advise to escape. Resolved to reach King Regis, she leaps off the airship and is caught by Nyx who reluctantly follows her.
The two arrive at the throne room to find Regis in combat with Glauca. Glauca removes the Ring of the Lucii from Regis and Ravus, who had remained behind to take his revenge on Regis, puts it on. The ring is a Lucian royal heirloom that contains the collective powers and wisdom of each Lucian monarch and grants its immense power only to those it deems worthy. Ravus is burned when the ring rejects him. Nyx, Lunafreya, and Regis escape, and Regis gives the ring to her to pass on to Noctis. Regis erects a magical barrier between them despite her pleas to not leave them. Regis requests Nyx to protect her and the two watch on helplessly as Glauca kills Regis.
Nyx and Lunafreya flee while being pursued by Niflheim forces. Nyx discovers he can no longer use magic as the result of the king's death, and soon realizes that Niflheim is using Lunafreya's hairpin to track their whereabouts. She picks up the tracer Nyx drops and tosses it into a machine that explodes.
The two arrive at a rendezvous point with plans to meet with the Kingsglaive leader, Titus Drautos. They are accosted by one of the traitorous Kingsglaive, Luche Lazarus. She reluctantly tricks Lazarus into putting on the ring to gain its power, and takes it back from his burning corpse. Drautos arrives, but another former Kingsglaive member, Libertus Ostium, rams him with a car, forcing Drautos to reveal himself as Glauca. To fend off the powerful imperial commander, Lunafreya readies to put on the ring until Nyx stops her and puts it on himself.
After being deemed worthy to wield the ring by the past kings of Lucis, Nyx orders Libertus to get Lunafreya out of the city. The Ring of the Lucii returns to her care after Nyx receives its powers. Nyx remains behind to battle Glauca while Libertus escapes with Lunafreya. They part ways on the outskirts and Lunafreya blends in with the refugees, meeting Gentiana and her dogs outside the city. She expresses silent relief that Noctis still lives upon finding their notebook on Umbra.
To awaken the Six[edit | edit source]
En route to his destination, Noctis is shocked to learn that Insomnia has fallen and that his father and his betrothed are believed dead. In truth, she escaped Niflheim's conquest of Lucis, and lets Noctis know she is fine via a message delivered by Umbra. She appears in Noctis's visions when he confronts the Astrals, the gods of Eos, also referred to as the Six. Noctis learns that she is rousing the Six, speaking to the Astrals on his behalf so that he can forge covenants with them and gain their power.
Ravus becomes the high commander of the Niflheim army after Glauca's death. He is ordered to hunt down his sister, but ignores the orders. Instead, he helps Lunafreya escape Lucis back to Tenebrae. Ravus disagrees with her mission to help Noctis reclaim his throne, not believing Noctis is worthy of her sacrifice, as communing with the gods is making her ill. He talks with her on her field of sylleblossoms, imploring her to stop sacrificing herself for Noctis, whom he believes will not be able to fulfill the prophecy as the King of Light. She asserts that it is ordained that Noctis is the Chosen King, and that Ravus of all people should know this as he was personally judged by the Lucian kings of old and rejected. Ravus accuses her of throwing her life away, but Lunafreya asserts it is her choice.
Lunafreya is sad the carefree days of their childhood are over, and all she sees ahead of them is more darkness. She is heartbroken she can't share her life with Noctis like they had dreamed, but Gentiana comforts her and promises to make her feelings known to Noctis in time.
She makes her way to Altissia where the sea goddess Leviathan resides. She is sheltered by the local government, although Niflheim wants them to release Lunafreya to them. Ravus is in Altissia as well, and when they meet she asks him to take the ring to Noctis, but he tells her it is her mission. When she informs him that her flesh is failing her, Ravus insists that she must fulfill her calling and that, although she may no longer have the strength to complete her duty, she has the willpower to find the strength. He encloses the ring in her hand and comforts her.
Altissia is where Lunafreya and Noctis were supposed to have gotten married, and her wedding dress is on display as a memorial to her. Noctis makes his way to Altissia and negotiates with the first secretary for Altissia to let Lunafreya perform the ritual to rouse the Leviathan. He succeeds, and though Niflheim soldiers approach her as she receives the Trident of the Oracle, she brushes their weapons aside and makes a public appearance to address the masses. She gives a speech where she explains that the world is being encroached by darkness, and that she will perform a rite of summoning. Noctis is among the crowd and is moved by her speech.
The empire attacks and disrupts the summoning. Lunafreya beckons to Leviathan, but her words do not reach the angered Astral who tries to devour her. Lunafreya repels Leviathan with the magic of the Trident of the Oracle to convince her to at least test Noctis, who is caught amid the chaos. Chancellor Ardyn Izunia of Niflheim appears and wounds Lunafreya, knowing Noctis would witness it. As she grips to Ardyn's arm, her healing powers activate, as he is tainted by the powers of darkness. He casts her aside and departs. Lunafreya summons the power of the kings of old to aid Noctis via the Oracles' trident, really one of the thirteen royal arms. Noctis fights Leviathan with the power of kings and wounds her. When the Astral god Titan appears to oppose Leviathan, Lunafreya shields an unconscious Noctis from the tidal wave.
Lunafreya speaks to Noctis in a dream world where she gives him the Ring of the Lucii. She disappears into the abyss, but promises to always watch over Noctis. Ravus and Ignis find the dying Lunafreya and unconscious Noctis on the Altar of the Tidemother. As her life fades, Ravus flies into a rage, but is quelled by Ignis. Ravus laments how the only thing he wanted was for Lunafreya to be happy and free to live a life of her own choosing, but knows her spirit will not rest until the prophecy has been fulfilled. Her body disperses into light, and her spirit appears to Ravus who begs her not to leave, but she vanishes.
The world proclaims her to be dead, unable to find her body. When Noctis awakens days later, he learns she has died but that she had left him a message in the notebook. On the last page he finds a pressed sylleblossom. Noctis continues his journey to the imperial heartland to salvage the Crystal whose light he believes will save the world. When the train passes Shiva's corpse, Gentiana reveals her true identity as the Glacean to him. She bequeaths the Trident of the Oracle to him and delivers Lunafreya's feelings to him as she had promised. Noctis learns how much she had loved him and experiences a ghostly vision of her that disappears as he reaches out to her.
The finale[edit | edit source]
When Noctis returns to Insomnia after his ten-year slumber, Lunafreya appears to him, and summons the Astrals to dispel the daemonic Wall Ardyn has erected over the Citadel. As she touches Noctis she disappears. When Noctis fights Ardyn the latter taunts him by recalling that when he killed Lunafreya, Noctis had lain there powerless to prevent it.
Noctis fulfills the prophecy and banishes darkness from the world at the cost of his own life. When Noctis's spirit confronts Ardyn in the realm beyond, Lunafreya's spirit briefly aids Noctis as he and the spirits of the past Lucian kings prepare to deliver the final blow. Wearing her wedding dress, she appears with Noctis at the Lucian throne. King Regis congratulates the two after thanking Lunafreya for her efforts and declares them man and wife. After looking at the photo given to her by Noctis, Lunafreya kisses him and closes her eyes, preparing to sleep alongside Noctis.
Alternate ending[edit | edit source]
Episode Ignis[edit | edit source]
If Ignis decides to follow Ardyn to Zegnautus Keep after their encounter in Altissia, a mysterious voice tells him about the prophecy that must be fulfilled to cleanse the world of Starscourge. The "mysterious voice" has Lunafreya's voice actress, but whether it is her is unknown. In this alternate ending Ignis chooses Noctis over the world and it appears the prophecy remains unfulfilled. Ghostly sylleblossom petals swirl by Ignis who is healed of his injuries even though he had offered his life as sacrifice to save Noctis, implying Lunafreya's influence.
Dawn of the Future[edit | edit source]
Ardyn accumulates power too great for the True King to purge with the Ring of the Lucii, and Bahamut decides to proceed with his original plan of destroying Eos. When Lunafreya died in Altissia, Gentiana lulled her into sleep like when she was a child, but ten years later Bahamut revives her with a new power—to absorb daemons—and sends her to destroy Ardyn and take on his darkness. Lunafreya meets a girl named Sol who begins to help her get back to Lucis from the imperial lands where she was revived. Sol is skeptical of the gods and inspires Lunafreya to doubt her calling as well and to consider what she personally wants out of life, but she feels following her god-given destiny is the only path available for her.
She learns that Noctis will die if he follows his calling, and communes with the Astrals in her dreams, but Bahamut prevents her from talking to Gentiana. Using her newfound powers is slowly turning her into a daemon, her Oracle powers only barely allowing her to withstand it, but she keeps doing it so they can keep moving in a hostile world clad in perpetual darkness and void of people. Lunafreya writes her thoughts and experiences in a notebook for Noctis to one day read, though Umbra is unable to reach him for the time being.
When Lunafreya learns that Sol descends from the Aldercapt dynasty, she doesn't care. Sol was once saved by Aranea Highwind and was raised by her, and when they learn Aranea is trapped in Solheimian ruins surrounded by daemons, Lunafreya decides to aid in a rescue attempt, not because it is her "calling", but because she wants to help. Inside the ruins she receives visions from a statue of Aera Mirus Fleuret, the first Oracle who was once Ardyn's betrothed. Aera asks Lunafreya to save Ardyn, and Lunafreya learns her new power is the same Ardyn had used 2,000 years ago to heal people of the Scourge by taking it into his own body, but this had led to his downfall and rejection of the gods.
They destroy an imperial magitek weapon called Sapphire Weapon that was hidden in the ruins, and Lunafreya reverts a daemonified Aranea, but the toll of the battle against the Weapon and absorbing Aranea's Starscourge act as a catalyst to turn Lunafreya into a daemon. She yet retains her sentience, and Sol protects her from being killed by Aranea. Lunafreya is captured and brought to Lestallum, mankind's final safe haven, where the Hunters and Kingsglaive ponder what to do with her.
Gentiana manages to impart to Lunafreya the truth about Bahamut, but is interrupted when he notices what she is doing. The now-daemonic Lunafreya is freed by Solara and Aranea, and she is taken to Insomnia by the former so she can speak with Ardyn: not to fulfill her new "calling", but to defy the gods and save Noctis. Before leaving, she sends Umbra with a final message for Noctis: to meet her at Insomnia's Citadel.
She plans to trick Bahamut into unleashing Tera Flare so the other Astrals can block it and thus exhaust him, forcing Bahamut into slumber. Ardyn is unconvinced and summons Ifrit when Lunafreya tells him of Aera's message. Lunafreya absorbs the Scourge from Ifrit and makes a Covenant with him, but this final effort fully turns her and she attacks Noctis when he arrives in answer to her summons. Bahamut announces humanity's coming end and orders Lunafreya to carry out her role: absorb the world's darkness to energize Tera Flare. Lunafreya's darkness is drained to power Tera Flare, which is blocked by the other Astrals' intervention.
Noctis rescues Lunafreya, but she is dying. In the same place she originally said goodbye to Noctis, she finally hears him ask her to live with him. She agrees, and survives with a weak pulse. After Noctis and Ardyn cooperate to destroy Bahamut, magic is lost and the Astrals and the Crystal vanish. Before shattering, the Crystal absorbs all remnants of the Scourge, cleansing Eos. As her final act Shiva heals Lunafreya so she can live a happy life with Noctis. Noctis and Lunafreya embrace, and Lunafreya says a final tearful goodbye to Gentiana as the sun rises.
In the epilogue narrated by Regis, the world is slowly rebuilt; Altissia and Tenebrae are restored, Lestallum remains a central community, and the thawing of Shiva's ice allows the Niflheim continent become fertile once more. Noctis and Lunafreya are married in Altissia, as the spirits of Regis and Ravus look on. Regis ends by wishing the couple happiness.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Haruyoshi Sawatari, a producer at Business Division 2 who is leading development on the post-launch content, has said that if there's a demand to be able to play as a heroine like Luna, they will consider this for future downloadable content.
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
On the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV: Original Soundtrack her theme is simply "LUNA". It was arranged and composed by John R. Graham and Yoko Shimomura. In Final Fantasy XV, "Prayer de LUNA" and "LUNA" were composed by Yoko Shimomura and arranged by Yoshitaka Suzuki and Shota Nakama. Her theme plays at the end of Chapter 9.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Omen[edit | edit source]
Lunafreya appears in the short film unveiled at Paris Games Week 2016 that depicts a premonition King Regis has of his son's possible fate that he seeks to avert. She is embroiled in a battle of her own, calling out for Noctis, who chases after her white dog Pryna through various dreamscapes. On reflective surfaces, Noctis has Lunafreya's reflection, and Pryna has Umbra's, her other dog. Noctis is ultimately unable to save her, appearing over her with fiery eyes and her trident in hand as if possessed, and as if he had been the one to kill her.
Lunafreya makes a cameo in the "A Nocturne for Heroes" event in the light portal that guides Noctis back to Eos. The Warrior of Light, Cid nan Garlond, and Kipih Jakkya all reach to see the female figure, and Kipih thinks she must be Noctis's fiancée.
Lunafreya is a playable character in Final Fantasy Record Keeper released on the Japan version of the game since August 2019.
Lunafreya is an optional 5-7★ playable character released for summoning in the Japanese version since May 2019, and December 2019 in the Global Version.
The Oracle of Eos who kept the Starscourage at bay.
Ability Card description
Lunafreya is a light-element ability card. Her ability is Oracle's blessing, which restores HP, removes all ailments, increases resistance to all elements and adds Wall and Snipe. She produces seven light orbs in battle. Her auto-abilities are Life Element Starter+1 and Job Change Recast. She can be obtained from the Ability Card Shop or through Summoning.
Lunafreya appears as a guide to the player.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Replacing Stella[edit | edit source]
As we made adjustments and tried to complete the story of FFXV in a single title, it soon became clear that we needed to change the heroine's role into something bigger.
Lunafreya first appeared in the Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer, where glimmering motes surround her. She replaces Stella Nox Fleuret, the game's previous major female character during its time as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The overhaul of her character was due to changes in the game's plot that as a result Stella no longer fit.
The switch from Stella to Lunafreya was spurred by the development team's decision to construct the plot to fit within a single game. In the process, the Stella character's role was altered and expanded, and her identity was changed. Within the overall theme of "journey," the developers also needed to decide the position a heroine should take, and thought that rather than having a passive heroine who needs to be saved, a more determined heroine who actively engages with the events would suit better, and to play that role they thought they needed a different character.
Character design[edit | edit source]
Lunafreya was designed by Yusuke Naora, the art director of Final Fantasy XV, who aimed to have her design exude an indomitable will. The way her eye and lip makeup is applied was altered, and her hairstyle was made to look like it would need the assistance of a handmaiden to reflect her nobility. To achieve the desired look, Naora worked with a professional hair and makeup stylist. They deliberately left some dispersion and variability at the tips of her hair to avoid her looking "too prim", as imperfections would give her a more relatable charm.
Lunafreya's appearance was designed to be pure and heroic. Her ascension to the role of Oracle has given her time to come to terms with her fate, unlike Noctis. This relationship called for her to be older than Noctis, and affected many design decisions. To depict a strong-willed woman, the developers focused on the form of the eyes and mouth, and explored the expression beyond the shape. They wanted to incorporate the essence of her Kingsglaive incarnation, to give her an air of grace and strength she could project by simply standing. Her expressions had to depict several complex elements, such as her concern for the future and her will to overcome it and move forward. She will not let any personal fear stand in her way. All of these features combined make her facial expressions serious and somewhat sad.
She has five different attires for Final Fantasy XV: a formal white dress she wears in Altissia in Chapter 9, a casual white dress she wears in most other scenes, a white gown she wears in the end of Chapter 9 scene, a bridal dress designed by Vivienne Westwood, and a white dress she wore as a child. She has yet more attires for Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. The white casual lace dress she wears most often in Final Fantasy XV seems to be based on a design by the fashion label Roen for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. A black lace dress was once showcased alongside Noctis's suit. In the final game, the dress she wears is white and of slightly different design.
The likeness of Russian model Sonya Maltceva is used to portray Lunafreya and motion capture for the character is provided by Amanda Piery in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Her look has been slightly altered since she was unveiled.
Cancelled DLC[edit | edit source]
Lunafreya was supposed to have her own DLC episode in 2019, along with Aranea and Noctis. Its working title was "The Choice of Freedom". However, the DLC was cancelled and the director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, left Square Enix, and the story of the DLC is novelized in Final Fantasy XV -The Dawn of the Future- instead.
Curiosities[edit | edit source]
The only place where Luna's birthday is mentioned is on FINAL FANTASY XV First Master Guide, where Luna's birthday is given as 4th September. Her birthday is the same day as Milleuda Folles's from Final Fantasy Tactics.
The key item description to the Lovers' Notebook depends on the messages the player had Noctis write to Lunafreya before the notebook enters the player's inventory after the end of Chapter 9.
The photo left on the throne after Noctis's passing, and the same photo he hands to Lunafreya at the wedding, depends on which photo the player chooses from their album right before the final battle. The 1.00 version of the game had an alternate version of the ending where she sheds tears when she looks at the photo. The ending cut scene in the current game is a reworked version of the original.
Voice[edit | edit source]
In the English versions, Lunafreya is voiced by Lena Headey in Kingsglaive, and by Amy Shiels in Final Fantasy XV. Her younger self is voiced by Liliana Chomsky in both the movie and game. She speaks with an upper class English accent in the English localization, presumably to reflect the Japanese version's more keigo manner of speaking (see Hobbies and mannerisms for more details).
She is voiced by Rina Kitagawa in the Japanese versions of Final Fantasy XV and Brotherhood, and by Shiori Kutsuna in Kingsglaive.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Lunafreya Nox Fleuret is the present head of the royal family of Tenebrae, now a province of the Niflheim Empire. As the Oracle, she uses her powers to commune with the gods and beseech their aid in her quest to save the world.
As the youngest Oracle to take her post, she is wise, valiant, and determined—a girl with strong inner fortitude that does not yield in the face of adversity, adored and respected by the world over.
Although her arranged marriage to Prince Noctis of Lucis was part of the peace terms, Lunafreya and her fiance are bound by destiny, and Noctis is the only person in her life that calls her by the nickname 'Luna.'
Play Arts Kai description
Lunafreya's crescent moon pendant is available as official merchandise.
- Product Size（Body part）： approx. W13.5mm x D 1.7mm x H 20.5mm
- Chain Length(Incl. Fastener)： approx. 460 (mm)
- Weight：4.7 g
During the New York Toy Fair in February 2017, an unpainted version of Lunafreya's Play Arts action figure was displayed. It comes with the Trident of the Oracle.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology and symbolism[edit | edit source]
Luna means "moon" in Latin, Italian, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish. This may play on her role as the Oracle keeping the darkness of the night at bay, being the light that illuminates the darkness of the night. It is thematically similar to "Stella", the Latin word for "star" and the name of Stella Nox Fleuret, whom Lunafreya replaced during the development of Final Fantasy XV.
Freyja is a Norse goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death.
Frenum, a word that means "bridle" in Latin.Frena is the plural form of
Nox means "night" in Latin.
foil or small sword. In English it is an ornament resembling a small flower. It can also mean "blossom" as in a "flower's blossom." Luna is associated with blue flowers known as sylleblossoms.Fleuret is the French name for a light fencing
Her aspects could allude those of the Woman of the Apocalypse, one of many major figures of salvation in the Book of Revelations. She is described as "a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars" (12:1). The woman is pregnant and about to give birth, "travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered" (12:2)." The child she is to give birth to is said to grow into a "man who will rule with an iron rod", but is chased by "the Dragon", or Satan or Lucifer, who seeks to devour her child. Upon the Dragon waging its war in the heavens, the Woman escapes into the wilderness onto Earth, to where the Dragon gives chase. Heaven gives wings to the Woman, with which she further eludes the Dragon's breath of water that floods the land, which is absorbed by the earth. The Dragon declares "to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (12:17). Though Lunafreya does not bear direct reference to this, aspects of the Woman is significant in her design and story elements and imagery.
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- Official Final Fantasy XV cosplay reference guide
- Official Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV cosplay reference guide
References[edit | edit source]
- FINAL FANTASY XV First Master Guide (V Jump Books)
- Character profile in Final Fantasy XV: Official Works
- FINAL FANTASY XV EPISODE ARDYN PROLOGUE Q&A (9:03) (Accessed: April 13, 2021) by FINAL FANTASY XV at YouTube
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- The Girl in Final Fantasy XV TGS14 Trailer Is Not Stella (Accessed: March 31, 2020) at Square Portal
- Full Recap of Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report 6.0 (Accessed: May 27, 2018) at FinalFantasy.net
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