Alvinz
01-12-2007, 03:52 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII

The main character's name is Lightning! (The elfy looking fantasy chick)

Anyone seeing a ressambelance? First Cloud, then Squall and now Lightning. What next? Snow? Hail? Rain? (although rain would almost definitely be spelt as Raine!)

Chrissss
01-12-2007, 04:59 PM
Then there already was a Raine.

Albel
01-12-2007, 05:12 PM
What does squall have to do with weather?

Alvinz
01-13-2007, 11:17 AM
You don't know? Look up a dictionary!

barretboy14
01-13-2007, 11:33 AM
It also has been recently released that this character's name is related to weather, and that he is not related to Lightning in any way.

Lets take a few minutes to guess. Also isn't lightning evil if she was born to destroy the world?

GT_Stevo
01-13-2007, 01:04 PM
squall -noun
1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet.
2. a sudden disturbance or commotion.

Who is the "he" that Wiki! is referring to in their quote about the relation to Lightning?

ekinserge
01-13-2007, 02:17 PM
tsunami

GT_Stevo
01-13-2007, 02:42 PM
Already done in FFX; Tidus.

ekinserge
01-13-2007, 02:47 PM
flood

GT_Stevo
01-13-2007, 02:53 PM
Haha.. or how about "Rita" or some other hurricane/flood mess.. ;-p

ekinserge
01-13-2007, 02:56 PM
Haha.. or how about "Rita" or some other hurricane/flood mess.. ;-p

cool!

Ragnarok3
01-23-2007, 03:34 AM
i got it! slight drizzle!... yer right that isnt funny=(

Venom
01-24-2007, 12:03 AM
What a shitty name.

GT_Stevo
01-24-2007, 02:59 AM
Wonder if the Thunder Cats will make a cameo...? =P

Andyuk
01-24-2007, 03:05 AM
Lets take a few minutes to guess. Also isn't lightning evil if she was born to destroy the world?

Ever play final fantasy 9?

z.zetsumei
01-24-2007, 05:27 AM
Wonder if the Thunder Cats will make a cameo...? =P

Thundercats HO!!!!

Thundercats + Family Guy = Awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4crvIpX0OvA)

TM
01-25-2007, 09:21 PM
Yay thundercats!
we have lightning all we need is thunder!

Ketevan
01-25-2007, 09:25 PM
So how does Zidane relate to the weather?

TM
01-25-2007, 09:30 PM
I dunno maybe it's his hair.

GT_Stevo
01-26-2007, 07:24 AM
So how does Zidane relate to the weather?

FF9's characters weren't done by Tetsuya Nomura, thus the characters don't have anything to do with weather. :-P

ekinserge
01-26-2007, 04:30 PM
tetsuya nomura=weatherman?

z.zetsumei
01-26-2007, 06:10 PM
Tetsuya Nomura = out-of-ideas-so-I'm-borrowing-stuff-from-other-characters man

GT_Stevo
01-26-2007, 10:04 PM
Tetsuya Nomura = out-of-ideas-so-I'm-borrowing-stuff-from-other-characters man

Haha, I believe it... There was a Chinese graphic novel made a long time ago called "The Legend of Wind and Cloud" that focused around two brothers named Wind and Cloud. The biggest difference between Nomura's characters would be that they'd get slaughtered by the novel's guys in like one hit.


GT_Stevo
02-16-2007, 06:20 PM
Oh, and the lead in FF versus XIII is going to named Storm. Hopefully, with no relation to Storm from X-Men.

jap0911
02-17-2007, 01:40 AM
Geez...
Cloud, Squall, and Tidues still sounds like name...
But LIGHTNING?
Man, Nomura-san, sometimes you should use some other names other than weather stuffs, really.

Akira*
02-17-2007, 02:53 AM
Already done in FFX; Tidus.

Isn't Tidus supposed to mean Sun in some from of japanese oppossed to Yuna which means Moon?

Akira*
02-17-2007, 02:55 AM
Isn't Tidus supposed to mean Sun opposite to Yuna whihc means Moon in some for of Japanese?

GT_Stevo
02-17-2007, 11:14 PM
I dunno about that, but you probably aren't the too far from the truth on that one. But the name "Tidus" does sound a lot like "tidal," and since FFX's plot is built around the seas, one would assume...


Geez...
Cloud, Squall, and Tidues still sounds like name...
But LIGHTNING?
Man, Nomura-san, sometimes you should use some other names other than weather stuffs, really.

I know, right? He could of at least called Lightning Raikou (Japanese for "lightning"), and Storm Arashi (Japanese for "storm"), or even Makaze which is "storm caused by the devil" (which would sound oh-so-much cooler).

jap0911
02-18-2007, 12:30 AM
I love Makaze A LOT MORE than LIGHTNING ^_^

Sandal Hat
03-28-2007, 12:42 PM
What's a Vaan consequently. I don't know if it's a weather term or not, and I'm too lazy to look it up.

Revaninja
03-28-2007, 05:51 PM
Well Vaan is a name of a river somewhere but Vayne is more likely a Weather Vain said the same way.

Silfurabbit
03-28-2007, 06:09 PM
What does squall have to do with weather?

a Squall is a type of storm I think

z.zetsumei
03-28-2007, 11:48 PM
a Squall is a type of storm I think

Actually, it's this (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/squall):


1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet.
2. a sudden disturbance or commotion.
–verb (used without object) 3. to blow as a squall.

Cascade
04-04-2007, 04:36 PM
Lightning isn't a horrible name. It's a bit cliche sounding, but it probably isn't to the Japanese. I mean, think of it this way; considering the weather names, it could have been something like "Zephyr."

GT_Stevo
04-05-2007, 03:27 PM
This is true... But 'Zephyr' just kind of glides off your tongue.. :-P

z.zetsumei
04-05-2007, 05:37 PM
This is true... But 'Zephyr' just kind of glides off your tongue.. :-P

Not to mention the fact that the Japanese would mangle the word "lightning" to all hell.

Hynad
04-05-2007, 07:44 PM
Well, I don't remember in what interview I saw that, but Nomura said that Lightning was not her real name, that is was more like a code name she would have for some time during the game... If I can just find that link now...

GT_Stevo
04-06-2007, 02:09 PM
Not to mention the fact that the Japanese would mangle the word "lightning" to all hell.

"Rightning!"

z.zetsumei
04-06-2007, 05:16 PM
"Rightning!"

That sounds like a term used to describe a Right-winger.

KnightOfTerra
04-06-2007, 06:59 PM
Let's not forget Fujin and Raijin!!

teddyplanet
04-06-2007, 09:17 PM
I dunno about that, but you probably aren't the too far from the truth on that one. But the name "Tidus" does sound a lot like "tidal," and since FFX's plot is built around the seas, one would assume...

Well if you read the Wikipedia article on either Tidus or Yuna, it says that his name comes from the Okinawan word 'tiida' which means sun. 'Yuna' is supposed to be the Okinawan word for moon.

Rythmic Roxas
04-06-2007, 09:48 PM
Well if you read the Wikipedia article on either Tidus or Yuna, it says that his name comes from the Okinawan word 'tiida' which means sun. 'Yuna' is supposed to be the Okinawan word for moon.

Yeah that makes alot more sense beecause most of the scenes with yuna have to do with the moon, and the fact that Yuna had a some blue and whit symbolizing the night sky while tidus had a bright yellow shirt symbolizing the sun.

Lil' Sain
04-07-2007, 04:00 AM
What does squall have to do with weather?

(if this isn't all ready answered)

a squall is like a short gust of wind according to google

GT_Stevo
04-13-2007, 09:39 PM
Yeah that makes alot more sense beecause most of the scenes with yuna have to do with the moon, and the fact that Yuna had a some blue and whit symbolizing the night sky while tidus had a bright yellow shirt symbolizing the sun.

That would make sense.


98% of us will die sometimes in out lives

I like that. I'm using that.

Marina
05-06-2007, 05:20 PM
Wow! Now I know when Cloud disguised as girl in FFVII mini-game looked like.(She look like Cloud+Squall that I thought she was male main character at the first glance anyway):D

J. Peterman
05-09-2007, 01:34 AM
huh what the heck?

Spilled
05-27-2007, 01:44 PM
lightning is a cool name!! in japanese you say 'raitoningu' x_X

GT_Stevo
05-29-2007, 06:29 AM
Umm.. What's up with these "Onion Kids" that are all over the forums?

tru0001
05-29-2007, 10:14 AM
Haha, I believe it... There was a Chinese graphic novel made a long time ago called "The Legend of Wind and Cloud" that focused around two brothers named Wind and Cloud.

The Feng Yun dedicated Site!
www.geocities.com/omnifire_x/Feng_Yun.html

Feng (Wind) and Yun (Cloud) weren't actually brothers..... I'm watching the TV series now....

Back to the subject: Lightning? WTF but glad it's a code name

Kurisutaru
05-29-2007, 10:46 AM
I didn't like the name Lightning at first, but it's definitely grown on me. xD I wonder what her real name will be though. Hopefully it's better.

Spilled
05-29-2007, 11:57 AM
Umm.. What's up with these "Onion Kids" that are all over the forums?

? :-(

GT_Stevo
05-30-2007, 04:06 AM
Back to the subject: Lightning? WTF but glad it's a code name

Kinda makes one wonder if there are any other code names assigned to other characters like "Thunder" or "Breeze"... If I were in charge, I'd have a group of bad asses (be they good or evil) that had the 4 names of havoc; Tornado, Earthquake, Flood, and Maelstrom! :-P

Reality.Fantasy
05-31-2007, 03:47 AM
Lightning is a codename? Phew, good.

Well, if Cloud worked so well... maybe Lightning will too?

> _ > < _ <

Shumagaki
06-12-2007, 04:20 PM
Is anyone else a little disappointed that the main character in FFXIII isn't more.. well.. feminine looking, for a female lead?

Don't get me wrong, it will be a totally moot point probably, but still. I wonder why they designed the character that particular way.

GT_Stevo
06-20-2007, 02:29 PM
I actually thought the same thing when I saw her. The first thing that comes to mind when you see Tifa or Aeris is usually "aww, they're so cute.. too bad they're a bunch of polygons." When I saw Lightning the first time I thought she was a hard ass tomboy.

But yeah, you're definitely right, she isn't dressed to impress in any of the trailers. :-P

DarkClownNizzo
06-20-2007, 07:15 PM
When I first saw her I thought she was another goddamn pretty-boy protagonist.

My mind was set at ease when I learned she was in fact a girl.

dalkin
07-01-2007, 11:06 AM
I knew Lightning was in the game but I didn't know she would be the main character. Kadaj is also to make an appearance in the game. Storm would be a good name if it hadn't been used by loads of people already.

growlanser Rocks
07-02-2007, 01:59 AM
yeah she certainly doesnt have the (ahem) feminine aspect as say Tifa and other heavily loaded ff female characters, but i guess since she's the lead character she has to be tough. i also heard that she might be a co-main character, i heard rumors their was also a guy

River Angel Odin
08-16-2007, 04:45 PM
I absolutely love Lightning's character design. x_x When I pick up my copy of FFXIII, I'm definitely making her costume for it.

Scryer
08-17-2007, 04:11 AM
I don't mind Lightning's character design. I think that it will suit the game appropriately.

The plot sounds awesome (assuming that the wikipedia link was correct).

I really don't care if the main characters of final fantasy are named after weather elements because so far, all of their names have suited them (or so I continue to think) so to say.

Captain_Thunder
08-17-2007, 04:48 PM
As for Lightning looking feminine:

I thought she was pretty hot when I first saw her, but she gets more "meh" each time I see her.

And her name is stupid.

River Angel Odin
08-17-2007, 10:30 PM
I don't think her name is stupid, especially since it's actually a codename. From what I've seen so far, I think it suits her.

[.Pearl.]
08-19-2007, 03:35 AM
What a shitty name.
D; That's what I was thinking.
But I read somewhere that she'd lost her memory and so that was just what she called herself. I really hope she remembers her past and gets a better name early in the game.

But I still think her design is uberly kick-ass. >D

Zachron
09-08-2007, 09:16 AM
Umm.. What's up with these "Onion Kids" that are all over the forums?

The default title for someone who has posted more than 10 or so posts but less than 50, or mayby 100, who hasn't made a custom title, is Onion Kid. Most who bear that title have simply not gone back to their profiles to change it. At this forum you start out able to set your own title, before you even make your first post.

As for the chick's appearance. I think, after having made each successive male lead, since cloud, look progressively more effeminate, the decision to make "Lightning" a female was passed from up top after seeing what the drawings looked like, and someone sayiing, "I pity that boy if he's not gay... I wonder what fag drew him?"

To save face, the designer would have had no choice but to say, "Well actually, he's a she," then proceed to mumble unders his breath, "well, back to the drawing board." This is however an opinion that is more guided by my sense of humor than my sense of how things are, and is most definitely subject to bias.

bennimo225
12-23-2007, 10:46 AM
Yeah, lightning is a bit weak...but, then again, did no-one question "Cloud" all those years ago?

Hynad
12-23-2007, 03:29 PM
Cloud was his real name. But we've been told by S-E that Lightning is just a code name for her in the game. My guess is that she'll be some kind of Terra (Tina) character controlled by an evil empire... and they will have given her the name Lightning or something like that.

tidusfan1
12-23-2007, 10:24 PM
oh I know whats next: sleet that might be the main charater of ff14

FainaruFantaji
12-24-2007, 07:40 PM
I actually thought the same thing when I saw her. The first thing that comes to mind when you see Tifa or Aeris is usually "aww, they're so cute.. too bad they're a bunch of polygons." When I saw Lightning the first time I thought she was a hard ass tomboy.

But yeah, you're definitely right, she isn't dressed to impress in any of the trailers. :-P

Damn you!!! I laughed for 10 minutes because of that "...too bad they're a bunch of polygons."

As for Lightning`s design I think that she`s really, really cute, at first I thought that her face is so-so, but when I saw that extended trailer and how she winked when she saw Mr.33 I realized how cute she is!
The name sounds good, I was a bit disappointed when I heard that it`s only a code name, I think that those names created from nature elements are suiting FF characters very well.
Back to the design I think that her legs looks a bit too thin below the knee, but I like her arms and bust very much [although not much is seen yet *gives a kinky glance*].

However it`s going to be Tifa rules!!!

tidusfan1
12-28-2007, 11:52 PM
Tifa is the best FF girl (her and rikku) and I don't agree that lightning should be more feminine looking after all she's not there to look cute she's there to kick ass right and it's usually the side kick that's cute right. (I don't think she's ugly)

Scar Man
01-07-2008, 07:23 AM
is there a male protagonist in this game?

tidusfan1
01-10-2008, 12:08 AM
I hope so the FF bishounen well is starting to dry up

crushingsword
01-28-2008, 01:17 AM
lightning..........boring name

Bus Driver
01-28-2008, 04:14 AM
Hmmm...the in-battle screens look good...not sure quite what to say about this one yet. Although this did catch my eye....

A blond, bandanna-wearing male, who has been shown riding Shiva in her motorcycle form, wielding a gun with a laser sight attached, to come to Lightning's aid when she is outnumbered by soldiers

Shiva can turn into a motorcycle now.....?

kamari-ice
01-28-2008, 06:05 AM
I like the fact that Lightning is her codename. It makes her more mysterious. Like, now I want to know what her real name is, and her true motives. It's going to be very interesting. :)

Marshall Lee
01-28-2008, 07:52 AM
is there a male protagonist in this game?

Possibly the big guy that is suppsoedly her teammate, however as far as I know Lightning is the main PC.

RikkuYunaRinoa
01-28-2008, 10:07 PM
i wonder if they will have it so you can choose who you move around the towns with, i have always thought that you should be able to choose??

yeah so far all i know is that lightning is the main person.

virtualchan
01-30-2008, 10:57 AM
i wonder if they will have it so you can choose who you move around the towns with, i have always thought that you should be able to choose??

yeah so far all i know is that lightning is the main person.

i think u could in a few of them...like number 6 u didn't have to put locke as ur number 1

so lightning is the name for only part of the game...hmm before or after the sex change...

tidusfan1
02-03-2008, 12:15 AM
I want to hear more about the mysterious blond.

RikkuYunaRinoa
02-03-2008, 12:40 AM
there is a good amount of information on wikipedia, just look under final fantasy XIII..

chocobocloud
02-04-2008, 04:39 PM
lightning is not her name.She call herself lightning,but her real name is still unknow.

FainaruFantaji
02-04-2008, 11:17 PM
I wonder if I should be posting it here, but... Maybe you`ve already seen it and it doesn`t show anything what hadn`t been seen by any of us yet, but... here you go:

sacredmoon
02-08-2008, 06:01 PM
Has anybody read about Nomura's recent interview with Fanmitsu? He talks about the main characters' personalities a little bit:

�- While designing Final Fantasy VII, they were indecisive about how spiky to make Cloud�s hair.
- Since people are more used to the beautiful CGs of FF characters, Nomura prefers his own artworks to not be shown out in the open too often and thinks that the Final Fantasy illustrations done by Yoshiyuki Amano are what people prefer to see.
- Normally draws with just a mechanical pencil, then scans and digitally colours his artworks.
- Buys games based on Famitsu reviews.

- Lightning from FF XIII: Has muscular legs, she isn�t sweet, strict to herself and to others, and doesn�t like whiners. She is quite like a military soldier.
- FFXIII scenario writer, Motomu Toriyama wanted her to be more muscular and macho, but Nomura thought people wouldn�t be fond of her as a main character if he designed her that way.
- Aya (Aya Brea from PE3) is a bid more rounded than Lightning.

- Versus 13 heroes� clothes will probably be revised.
- Versus 13 main character is unlike Cloud nor Squall as people are expecting. Everyone�s impression on him will greatly change once they hear him speak. Many people may not like him.
- His name will be related to weather just like Lightning, but personally Nomura has gotten bored of this naming tradition.
- The next time they reveal new Versus 13 info, they will reveal the main character�s name.

- Agito characters are being called after their weapons between the development staff members, like how the boy with the cards is known as �Card-kun�. The girl with glasses is being called �Class President� just because of her image, though.�

Source: ff-xiii.net

Zemener Azon
02-13-2008, 05:45 PM
What if the characters name was Blitz? Or The Paralyzer?

all_we_know
02-14-2008, 06:40 AM
i thought lightning looked like a pretty sick character tbh. she has a cool edge to her, but i dont think she looks that like dude-ish like others said.

"Versus 13 main character is unlike Cloud nor Squall as people are expecting. Everyone’s impression on him will greatly change once they hear him speak. Many people may not like him"

for some reason after i read that, it makes me think that his voice will either be really deep, or nasally and snobby/annoying.

Marshall Lee
02-14-2008, 07:54 AM
Hmmm...she's not sweet and strict to herself. I'm getting Squall popping into my head more so than Cloud :P I suppose it is entirely different being that this time round it's a female lead, she seems pretty cool so far.

I'm just wondering what kind of service she is in: military like many have speculated, military academy ala FFVIII, mercenary/rogue ala Cloud Strife. I hope that Lightning is just her code name, which I read somewhere that it was merely being used as one idk.

swordie
02-14-2008, 08:09 PM
ahaha lol now the prob is well what name will the main char of ffv13 be?

thunder?Hail??? snowe?aura?

lowenthal_cloud
06-08-2008, 06:53 PM
Oh, and the lead in FF versus XIII is going to named Storm. Hopefully, with no relation to Storm from X-Men.

Or it could be Arashi in Japanese. Storm = Arashi in Japanese, and I hope that it doesn't have any relations to X-Men, no affense but I hate the X-men as well as most marvel characters, Final Fantasy characters kick their butts so much! >:D

Lightning, maybe it reflects something from her past, beside no one knows her real name yet!

Before you guys get so damn ticked off by her code name, maybe you should think it may have a meaning. I mean, why else would she give herself that name, anyway? People should jump to conclusions, okay?

Lighning & Storm, or Storm & Lighning, maybe it's a connection?

lowenthal_cloud
06-08-2008, 06:57 PM
i thought lightning looked like a pretty sick character tbh. she has a cool edge to her, but i dont think she looks that like dude-ish like others said.

"Versus 13 main character is unlike Cloud nor Squall as people are expecting. Everyone�s impression on him will greatly change once they hear him speak. Many people may not like him"

for some reason after i read that, it makes me think that his voice will either be really deep, or nasally and snobby/annoying.

That does make sense, but it may not be like that, it could be more of a loner, who doesn't like getting to know others... Or just plain straight forward, I forget the word that describes what I'm trying to say... maybe stubborn, no... I don't remember now... I little help here?

execrable gumwrapper
06-09-2008, 01:17 AM
That does make sense, but it may not be like that, it could be more of a loner, who doesn't like getting to know others... Or just plain straight forward, I forget the word that describes what I'm trying to say... maybe stubborn, no... I don't remember now... I little help here?

'Cause that's so unlike Cloud/Squall :rolleyes:

DreinIX
06-09-2008, 02:35 PM
That does make sense, but it may not be like that, it could be more of a loner, who doesn't like getting to know others... Or just plain straight forward, I forget the word that describes what I'm trying to say... maybe stubborn, no... I don't remember now... I little help here?

Selfish? Arrogant?

execrable gumwrapper
06-09-2008, 06:23 PM
Introvert.

DreinIX
06-09-2008, 07:35 PM
I feel so stupid. I had in mind things that would make him less likable.

hellsing_vincent
06-10-2008, 06:17 PM
playing though FF 2 on psp
Hasn't really blown me away yet

execrable gumwrapper
06-10-2008, 06:38 PM
How the fuck does that relate to this thread?

hellsing_vincent
06-10-2008, 06:54 PM
commenting on DreinIX's
last comment

execrable gumwrapper
06-11-2008, 04:28 AM
How the fuck does that relate to his comment?

Slavka
06-12-2008, 10:08 PM
I don't think anything this guy says relates to anything...

Harkus
06-13-2008, 06:27 PM
playing though FF 2 on psp
Hasn't really blown me away yet

haha that was random.

Destai
06-14-2008, 12:30 AM
playing though FF 2 on psp
Hasn't really blown me away yet

ha dont hold your breath.

JoSephiroth
07-10-2008, 03:49 AM
Isn't Lightning a nickname or codename? Something about her involvement in an organization similar to that of AVALANCHE... Something about destroying Cocoon... Fuck I don't remember. I'm probably hallucinating.

virtualchan
07-10-2008, 08:51 AM
I'm probably hallucinating.

That's the only reason I'm ever on this website.

joshuatan
02-19-2010, 03:38 PM
She is named Lightning to match her speed

joshuatan
02-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Lightning is not her real name, juz some sort of code name
Her real name is Eclaire Farron

LordBlackudder
02-19-2010, 04:25 PM
What does squall have to do with weather?

a type of cloud. or something like that.

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