Take A Look At Lumina From Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Ishaan . January 16, 2013 . 10:35am

Last night, we reported a Jump magazine reveal of Lumina, a new character in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as well as two of Lightning’s customizable outfits—Dark Muse and Lonely Soul. You can read about them here and take a look at them in the Jump magazine page below:


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  • Bobby Jennings

    Wow, Lumina is hawt!

  • KingGunblader

    I’m assuming it’s not a coincidence that she looks almost exactly like Serah. She must be trying to manipulate Lightning somehow.

    • DemonicX

      Yeah, definitely has to be a reason for that. Lightning seems to also have some nice costumes. I just hope that majority of the costumes will be unlockable, not dlc..

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Lumina is hot, just saying

  • Utku Savaş

    Lumina. *NOT SERAH*

    • Christopher Abraham

      after that her other sister Lumia will appear

    • artemisthemp

      Lumina looks like a Cross between a Jester and Goth

  • Setsuna ♥

    Lumina looks like waifu material ~

    • MikelAL93

      A hot and sexy (yet cute) waifu that looks just like Serah, something I wanted to see in an FF game.

      Considering that Serah’s my favorite character in the FFXIII universe (Next to Lightning), I hope to see Lumina’s origins when the game comes out.

    • Zarx

      Lumina for waifu tier.

  • Steven Higgins

    Like I said in the previous thread, I’m guessing that “Lumina” is Serah brought back to life, memory wiped and under the control of the main antagonist.

    • Anime10121

      My thoughts are of the same mind, although she doesnt look like Serah to me, she undoubtedly has a connection to her.

      • komiko12

        Like what? Lumina is Serah’s version of a Nobody?

        • Half-Life… I mean, KH3 confirmed.

        • Anime10121

          Would be VERY funny if that was the case :D

    • Tiramii

      I’m agreeing with this. It seems logical.

    • Well, since Serah’s a seeress she probably turned into something like Yeul wherein there are many Yeuls that look the same but are still different from one another.

      • Steven Reece

        Didn’t Caius end the cycle of rebirth in XIII-2?

  • Shadowman

    Wow she cute.

  • Anime10121

    So glad Light’s alternate costumes look better than her main one :D Guess I’ll be running my Lightning around in alternate costumes for the entire game!

  • Since Lumina only LOOKS like Serah and since she looks like to be a new rival for Lightning…

  • AuraGuyChris

    Oh, please. Lumina is obviously Serah.

  • Kai M

    Lumina look just like Serah.

  • ElRobotico

    She looks like Serah O-o

  • imaguni

    yikes, that camo outfit…

  • SirRichard

    Either they’re trying to set up a plot twist people have already called, or they’re just not even trying to hide reusing assets any more. Maybe even both!

  • Despite the fact that I’m a bit skeptical over her character for now, her design is really good.

  • Ashley Green

    That outfit (Lumina), I love it

  • Brion Valkerion

    Ugh glad to see SE still isnt actually trying with this game. “Hey know whats interesting, a time travel game, a time travel game with someone who looks exactly like someone the main character knows but isnt them!!!”

    Oh and dresspher….costumes!

    • David Thompson

      There hasn’t been any mention of time travel in this game… and you do understand that dresspheres and alternate costumes are two entirely different things? I don’t see Lightning’s job changing. >_> Get your facts straight bro.

    • I can sense the hatred in this post.

    • Go back to GameFAQs!

  • Go2hell66

    in every ff there’s that one character that ticks me the hell off
    and i’m gonna bet that in FFXIII LR, lumina is that character

  • Jaikaru

    Well I don’t think Lumina looks like Serah o.ô her face looks totally different if you ask me.

    • LustEnvy

      Different in a good way. She looks like she’s scheming something, and totally sardonic. Serah looked like a damn doll with her eyes having zero expression but surprise…ALL THE TIME. It was disconcerting.

  • Oh look Lightning and Serah had a child. Or Toriyama resurrected Serah and went goth.

  • Damn you Square! You know my love for pink hair and gothic lolita knows no bounds! Best character in the game, calling it now =^_^=


    Lumina looks like Serah……..

    • Elvick

      I don’t even pay attention that much to these updates, but one of the last ones talking about her said that she looked like Serah. So I don’t know why you’re pointing out the obvious.

      • Waka The Baka

        It’s Lenne. She always does this. (ʳ ´º㉨º)ʳ You could have just not left a post about it….People will do want they want to do.

        • Elvick

          I could say that about your comment… but you wanted to comment so you did. Thus, one could conclude… that I wanted to comment, therefore did.

          • Waka The Baka

            I see sir……. (ʳ ´º㉨º)ʳ

    • That’s like saying the sky’s blue.

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    Wow square enix. You guys are hellbent on reusing every model over and over. New games should have new stuff, not the same stuff rearranged to seem new.

    • Nothing bad about reusing assets.

    • Morricane

      Fighting games do it, why not other games too?

  • Fap fap fap. Seriously, Lumina is sexy. I want her!

  • LustEnvy

    She looks better than Serah. Serah’s eyes, they haunted me. She looked like a soulless doll, that was surprised…all the time. Lumina looks like the sardonic version of Serah. I wholeheartedly approve.

    Looks like they sprinkled a little bit of Yuffie in her. <3

  • Nee Nee

    Burn it with water.

  • kroufonz

    not bad, i’d rather play as her rather than LR version of Lightning

  • kool_cid414


  • Spider-Man

    Lumina is MY waifu. Just like Serah.

  • when I read the name “Lumina” I thought wait you mean the sword from “Brave Fencer Musashi”

  • She is really pretty I’ll give her that.

  • Yvonne Tsang

    I’m sorry, but what the hell is Lightning wearing? Someone needs tips from her sister-lookalike.

  • Guest

    As always .. the secret weapon behind the “lovely” XIII Characters is . . . : PINK

    Oh Look .. looks like we will have another cute version of lightning , Great job square .. Claps to you , you do know how to impress your fanbase by just one thing .

    I like her name / her look by the way in the screenshoot more than other XIII characters honestly / oh and i’m a Diehard fan of Noctis .

    *Before anyone getting pissed .. This is freedom of speech*

  • Waka The Baka

    FF13-3 : Lightning’s not gonna save the world. She’s gonna spend her time lusting after Lumina. Hoping that she would be Serah and they can have an incestuous relationship. (ʳ ´º㉨º)ʳ

    • ResidentMetroid


    • Well, why the hell not?

    • DesmaX

    • FFmax


    • WingsOfEternity

      Best FF plot since XII

    • Ha!

    • Spider-Man

      Let’s ship it.

    • Christ

      Or she finds out that Serah wasn’t actually her sister, then they get laid. wait what?

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    hmm Other than the hair slightly resembling Serah’s the facial features look completely different to me.

  • Nightmesh

    This is gonna end up like the Ashe and Yuna debate isn’t it?

  • Sam Park

    If Serah is similar to Yuel, that mean she is also continuously reviving, so that means, oh crap they made this story even worse than before

  • LightZero

    I’ll hit it :p

    But no seriously Lumina for some reason looks sexy. I never really found Serah sexy at all. I guess she is Serah’s nobody of some kind.

  • Arizato

    Siliconera’s commenters really scare me. Talking about incest relationships and whatnot, that’s messed up. Lumina does look like Serah to me, Her hair is almost exactly the same…

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Lightning: I’ve just met you. This is crazy. But you are just like my sister who has just died for the second time.

    • juma086

      that…doesnt rhyme…

    • Lumina: You are reading too much bad fanfic.

  • FFmax

    Wtf? Is that Serah?

  • SerendipityX

    Actually when you think about it makes some sense. Serah essentially was another Yuel in FFXIII-2. So Lumina is just a different “Serah” reborn? @[email protected]

    • Spider-Man

      Possibly. However, I don’t understand why so many people have pink hair in the XIII universe.

  • It’s just my faith. The absolute truth.

  • So Lumina is a naughty-fied Serah? Cool.

  • costumes at least looks better than the default lightning Jansen outfit

  • lyhthegreat

    first its serah saving her sister…now its the other way round..

  • gRiMmYdArK13

    Her costume looks awesome but her face…no… Serah would look pretty in that! I hope Lightning has that kind of style when changing her outfit!

  • Göran Isacson

    Wow. She really does look like “wicked” Serah. That’s… something that makes me groan in frustration alright. But hey, maybe it will turn out that she IS Serah from an alternate timeline, could happen. I would say something about Lightning’s outfit, but that scan is way too crumpled and I can’t tell what’s going on and how it looks.

  • Guest

    Did my message get removed? Really, Siliconera…?

    • I just checked, and there are no comments from your user account that are pending or deleted. It might have been a glitch in Disqus. You can try making the comment again.

  • Lightning’s costumes reminds me of Kingdom Hearts’ Drive Forms.
    Is Lightning really awake? :P

  • Ali

    Ya’ll reckon FFXV is in production? What i wouldn’t give to be a sexy fly in that office!

  • Ethan Cassell

    She looks cool! All I think it really is that it could possibly be Sarah reincarnated. Or the same as Steven Higgins said.

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