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    Final Fantasy XIII

    Game » consists of 17 releases. Released Mar 09, 2010

    This entry into the Final Fantasy universe is set in the worlds of Pulse and Cocoon. Players take control of multiple characters who are caught in a war between these worlds.

    Do You Like The Name Lightning For The Protagonist?

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    #1  Edited By TLT21

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    #2  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

    I'm undecided. Its a bit weird, but so are most FF names. I suppose I'll get used to it.

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    #3  Edited By suneku

    I like the ring to it.

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    #4  Edited By Trickster

    I would think that it is her codename?

    If it is her name then it's a bit wierd, will be even wierder casting water with a character named lightning

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    #5  Edited By TLT21

    Well i guess the first time i heard Cloud Strife i thought it was a bit weird too.

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    #6  Edited By Trickster

    Think I was to young to care about character names when i bought FFVII, but i see your point :)

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    #7  Edited By Psytek

    I miss the days where you could choose the name of the main character, I called cloud something stupid, can't remember now what it was.

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    #8  Edited By Pakorn

    Think about the storm related naming conventions for the main characters in many of the more recent Final Fantasy games. It fits with the theme there.

    Cloud
    Squall
    Tidus
    Lightning

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    #9  Edited By Zaxex

    Not a fan of the name personally, perhaps lightning will seem more appealing after playing the game. :P

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    #10  Edited By Disgaeamad

    It's pretty fitting, I'd say, although I'll agree with the idea that it might be a codename.

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    #11  Edited By ethanpaige

    I like it. It's... different. Then again main characters in FF games tend to have unique names.

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    #12  Edited By hungrynun

    Lighting is a sick name. Alias or not.

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    #13  Edited By sdodd02

    eh, it's okay I guess.

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    #14  Edited By RVonE

    I'm having a hard time believing that's her actual name. it must be an alias or something. While all Final Fantasy protagonists have weird names, at least they kind of sound like actual names when taken in context. Also, they usually have a first and last name.
    I wonder what she's currently called in Japan. Do you think it's just the Japanese word for lightning?

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    #15  Edited By BoG

    I think they're trying REALLY hard to make her like Cloud. Cloud, Lightning, I'm catching a pattern here. Personally, I don't like it so much, but I didn't like the name Zidane, either. i've since warmed up to the name, and love FFIX.

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    #16  Edited By AndrewGaspar

    Eh... I'm iffy on her name.

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    #17  Edited By RVonE
    BoG said:
    "I think they're trying REALLY hard to make her like Cloud. Cloud, Lightning, I'm catching a pattern here. Personally, I don't like it so much, but I didn't like the name Zidane, either. i've since warmed up to the name, and love FFIX.
    "
    Yeah, FFIX is just so good it makes you love any name.
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    #18  Edited By Whittico

    Ehh, I dunno. When I first heard the name in my head, I thought it was stupid, but it's quickly growing on me. Plus, I agree that it's probably not her real name just an alias she goes by... Hmm, what if they make it so that you can give her a name, but she still goes by Lightning, like a create a athlete mode in any number of sports games?

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    #19  Edited By ijyt

    Now all I can think about is Lightning McQueen.

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    #20  Edited By Aljosa15

    It's not her real name. It's a codename for her because she resembles Cloud Strife.

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    #21  Edited By Shane

    "It's her codename because she resembles Cloud Strife"

    WTF are you talking about, Is Cloud Strife in FF13 or something? That's hardly the reason she was given the codename, as someone earlier said, it's fits in with all the other characters named after natural phenomena

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    #22  Edited By Leon31

    Torn; as a code name it is a good name that describes how she attacks and moves, though I hope they go farther into her character and tell us her actual name. Just have to wait till next year(hopefully) I guess.

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    #23  Edited By dartagnan

    when I heard 'Lightning' was her name, I wanted to go and punch a friggin' baby, has to be one of the most unoriginal names ever.

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    #24  Edited By Lost_In_Gaming

    That's not even a name...at least in America.  "If you don't like America, then you can GET OUT!"  :P  It's probably sounds better in Japanese, like every JRPG.

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    #25  Edited By queen_valentine

    I like it. Isn't it a codename for her real name though? Isn't that what Square had said?

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    #26  Edited By AuthenticM

    Guys, Lightning isn't her real name. Nomura himself has said it's her code name. Her real name won't be reveiled until the game's launch (probably). Geez, do you guys live under a rock? They've said so a long time ago (read: over a year).

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    It's her code name... I want to know her real name. Needless to say, I like it.

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    #28  Edited By AuthenticM

    I just had an epiphany! If they continue the trend like they said they would...

    -FFVII: Cloud
    -FFVIII: Squall
    -FFX: Tidus
    ...
    -FFXIII: RAIN

    Something in me tells me her name will be Rain (or Raine, Rayn, Rayne). It's actually a beautiful name, when you think about it.

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    #29  Edited By Lies

     I dunno. I kinda like Lightning. I wouldn't mind if it was the final name.

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    #30  Edited By LightYagami245
    Lies said:
    " I dunno. I kinda like Lightning. I wouldn't mind if it was the final name.
    "
    I thought Lightning will be a code name. Her real name will be revealed in the game, but I think I heard somewhere that she doesn't remember it. This is probably a rumor though.
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    #31  Edited By the_spork
    Pakorn said:
    "Think about the storm related naming conventions for the main characters in many of the more recent Final Fantasy games. It fits with the theme there.

    Cloud
    Squall
    Tidus
    Lightning
    "
    Yeah Lightning fits the theme and I'm fine with it, but naming someone Lighting does make it feel like they're running out of storm related names.
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    #33  Edited By Wesley

    Its abit naff but hey, it's not a far cry from 'Cloud'.

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    #34  Edited By herrbasan

    Just think about how great it will be in the story, when you learn her true name. Always some nice story assets in names.

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    #35  Edited By Celegus

    There's been worse, and there's definitely been better. I'm hoping it'll make more sense once we know more about the game.

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    #36  Edited By Flame_Blade88

    Yeah like others are saying, that's not her real name. Lightning is her code name.

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    #37  Edited By pikastar

    When I first heard that her name was Lightning I thought it was a little weird. But now I think it is pretty cool, whether it is her alias or not. Wouldnt mind at all if thats what she is called through the majority of the game. I just hope that if it is an alias that her real name wont be horrible.

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    #38  Edited By hazelnutman

    I like it a lot.

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    #39  Edited By Wanderer5

    It sound kinda weird, but it also sound cool. But I didn't know it was her code name.

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    #40  Edited By BloodCurse

    I don't mind the name.  I'm pretty glad to see a woman as the main character.  Hopefully she'll be a tough-as-nails chick (seems that way so far); if she ends up being a damsel in distress having to be rescued by a dude who looks like a chick, I'll be pissed.

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    #41  Edited By SecondCity

    I don't see how it could be a bad name.

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    #42  Edited By calf_exercises

    its no worse than cloud is it?

    btw, was cloud even a main charecter, I've never played a FF game but this one might be my first

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    #43  Edited By evilhomer

    no

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    #44  Edited By Kushiel

    I'm not really crazy about it, to be honest.  I'm not sure why, but "Lightning" just seems a little too awkward to be her real name... I hope it is a codename or whatever, I hadn't heard that rumor but it gives me hope!  Regardless, I'm sure this game is going to be amazing, I haven't ever played a FF game that I didn't love. 

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    #45  Edited By HoldSteady828
    Breaking News: Final Fantasy Character's Name Baffling, Weird
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    #46  Edited By Shigginator

    I think it's an unusual name, but the name of the characters really doesn't matter as far as I'm concerned.

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    #47  Edited By Shygirlfrumfl

    I like the name Lightning sounds cool and dark.Although is Lightning her real name or just some codename?Well Lightning is still cool and imo it suits her well.

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