Lightning is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII, and a pivotal character in the whole trilogy.

Lightning Farron was a soldier in the Guardian Corps, tasked to protect the people of Cocoon, until a Pulse Fal’Cie was discovered near her home town of Bodhum. Her sister, Serah, unknowingly approached the Fal’Cie and was branded, given the fated mark of a l’Cie.

The Sanctum ordered a Purge of all the residents and anyone who came into contact with the Fal’Cie, and so, Lightning boarded the Purge train to find, and ultimately, save her sister.

Orphaned at a young age, on the outside she appears cold and ruthless, unable to show emotion because she had to be strong for her sister. Underneath it all however, beats an unyielding heart, strengthened by her loyalty to those she cares for and her duty to protect her home and its people. In the face of adversity, she finally realises she can rely on others and, with their help, can achieve the impossible and change her fate.

Did You Know? Lightning is the second female protagonist in a mainstream numbered Final Fantasy game, the first often considered to be Terra Branford from Final Fantasy VI, although that game didn’t really have a clear protagonist.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    14 October 2020
  • Guide Author

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Six people, from very different backgrounds, get thrown together in a series of tumultuous events. A Pulse fal'Cie (a demi-god) has been found in the seaside town of Bodhum, a place where the fates of everyone converge and the discovery sets in motion a chain of events that will change the world forever. An innocent fireworks display in the town soon turns nasty when government soldiers storm the peaceful celebration and commit everyone to the Purge (sending individuals "contaminated" by the Pulse fal'Cie into exile). This is where your story and legend begins. Can you fight fate?

Our guide covers everything you need to complete the game 100% including:

  • A complete walkthrough of all thirteen chapters.
  • All Cie'th stone marks and missions completed, with detailed strategies for every one.
  • Weapons and Shop lists and much more!

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  • A detailed guide on the optimum Crystarium paths for all characters as well as optional uses for them.
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  • Complete trophy/achievement guide.

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