Final Fantasy XIII’s Lightning could return in future titles


Whilst Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII brings closure to the rose-haired heroine’s story, it may not be her last appearance within the series.

When asked as to whether we would ever see Lightning within another Final Fantasy title, director Motomu Toriyama reiterated how popular the character has been even in comparison to others throughout its history.

“For Lightning, her story ends here in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as this game is meant as a finale to this series. But we know that Lightning is an extremely popular character, even when compared to other Final Fantasy characters,” Toriyama explained.

“So there is a possibility that Lightning would appear in other future Final Fantasy titles, not as a protagonist, but as a guest character.”

[Thanks Siliconera]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.


  1. Lightning will either appear as a physical representation of Etro to Noctis during the course of FFXV, or she will appear in KH3.

    Or both. 🙂

    ..or neither 🙁

  2. Oh god no…please no more 13 and lightning. She had her time as the cloud clone but please we need more characters like Terra and Tidus.


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