- "This solitary young woman speaks little of herself - even her true name is a mystery. She is known to others simply as 'Lightning'."
- — Official Description
Lightning, real name Claire Farron, is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII and a playable character and narrator in Final Fantasy XIII-2.
In XIII, Lightning fights to save her younger sister, Serah, but turns into a Pulse l'Cie. She now fights for her survival and to see her sister emerge from her crystal stasis. In XIII-2, Lightning tries to free Fang and Vanille while now serving as a knight to protect the Goddess Etro's shrine in Valhalla from Caius Ballad, her fated rival.