Sazh And Mog Also Return For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Spencer . August 21, 2013 . 12:22am



What happened to Sazh? In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII he lives in an a crashed airship he converted into a house. For hundreds of years, Sazh has been tormented since he wasn’t able to save his son, Dajh, who collapsed and has not awakened since.


This is a different Sazh than we saw in Final Fantasy XIII who was a cheerful character with an easy going personality. Sazh’s goal is to revive his son, but Dajh cannot awaken because his soul is in another place and Lumina may have something to do with this. In the game, Lightning will run into a baby blue chocobo who has clues on how to save Dajh.





Even though hundreds of years have passed, Mog from Final Fantasy XIII-2 hasn’t changed a bit. Mog regrets not being able to protect Serah, but Lightning forgives him. After XIII-2, Mog was sucked into a vortex of chaos and wandered in the Void Beyond. In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Mog is the leader of Moogle Village.



New garb called Heartstealer was revealed, which arms Lightning with a rapier. This outfit makes Lightning more agile and gives her an edge when evading attacks.



Army of One is one of Lightning’s abilities that can be activated when she freezes time by using Overclock. This lets Lightning do a barrage of attacks while you switch between the three types of garb you have equipped.



The Wildlands is the fourth continent in Nova Chrysalia and the last wilderness in the dying world. This area has a vibe similar to Gran Pulse where monsters run free and forests to run through. You can find the Moogle Village in this area and the Wildlands Station which is carved into the mountain.




Players will also find a white chocobo in the Wildlands that only response to Lightning. This wounded chocobo is called the "Angel of Valhalla" and Lightning saved it from a monster attack. You can help nurse the chocobo back to health by collecting gyshal greens from villagers.




Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII comes out on February 11 in North America and February 14 in Europe.

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  • Wait what

    This game looks so amazing.

  • AnimusVox

    Poor Sazh. It’s like the guy cant catch a break

    • roydgriffin

      They won’t even give him new clothes.
      It’s sad.

      • komiko12

        all budget for new clothes was spent on Lightning.

    • Revorse

      Isn’t that one of his theme songs too? Clever

  • iLoveLightning

    Wow this game looks fucking great.

  • SerendipityX

    Aww, that little crown on Mog’s head makes me feel all fuzzy inside.

    • iLoveLightning

      Pretty cute wasn’t it? ^_^ Looks like Lightning is grabbing his nose in one screenshot lmao

      • AnimusVox

        I admit, it looks like Claire bear is a big softy and not the tsendere type (or however the hell you spell that) in this one, and I find it kind of adorable >////>;

        • iLoveLightning

          Ikr, she’s actually really cute in this game ^_^ It’s nice how she can be tough, gorgeous and adorable all at the same time

  • Suriel Cruz

    I really like this Final Fantasy saga, therefore I will really like a GREAT ending to it, but I still haven’t heard of Summons… “I REALLY WANT SUMMONS!!!” Dx

    • nado92

      there will most likely not be summons because one the goddess etro was the one that gave them to lightning and the others. since she’s dead the summons have all but vanished

  • fireguardiancoty

    Watch the blue chocobo be Dajh.

    • Symbol de Au

      That was the first thing I thought. Second thing I thought was they misspelled Gysahl.

  • XiaomuArisu

    “Sazh who was cheerfull before,is not depressed to like the rest of the cast”
    That guy….SE must hate him

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      “Likeable characters other than Lightning?! Blasphemy!!” -S.E.

    • Chaos_Knight

      Sounds racist the way you put it.

      • OathkeeperSoraXIII


      • XiaomuArisu


  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Are these characters immortal or something? Why are they hundreds of years old but identical? Were they thrown into a time warp? I got to the start of the final dungeon of XIII-2 before my hard drive exploded.

    • Ehren Rivers

      Well, if you really want the spoilers… Time is essentially destroyed at the end of XIII-2. All concept of causality goes out the window, and the idea of “time” as human beings understand it doesn’t really exist. People no longer age or die of old age (although they can be murdered), but no new children can be born. As Chaos floods the planet, the world is sliding toward destruction and most of the people are wandering around in a bit of a daze. As it was described a few months ago, most people are unaware of exactly how much time has passed or when the end will come.

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        I appreciate your explanation!

  • Niermyico

    Wishful thinking but hopefully she has something new for her Overclock thing. Army of One, Legion of One, and ??? of One (XIII-3), you know.

  • Tienron

    SO…..every one spots a new outfit expect sazh…. i’m really disappointed in this

    • KingGunblader

      Fang and Hope have the same clothes. It’s even funnier with Hope because he got a new outfit in XIII-2, and has now reverted back to the original.

      • Tienron

        well fang was in a Crystal lol and hope never grew up it’s because it was a different timeline in the original timeline he’s still a kid and because Valhalla broke loose and time stopped he never aged into adulthood.

        • MogCakes

          So the awesome Hope we got in XIII-2 doesn’t even exist in LR? Damn…

  • Ronldbx6

    It’s kinda sad what happens to everyone in this game. On the other hand, that baby chocobo is so cute!

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    Is it so hard giving Sazh a new design? He is identical to his first appearance.

    • Arcana Wiz

      Fang and Hope too are the same, and i think noel too, so the only one who got it was Snow, now a villain in the game, i kinda liked old hope more…..

  • AndyLC

    “Heartstealer isn’t a thief outfit, it’s a Treasure Hunter’s outfit!”

  • AuraGuyChris

    A baby blue Chocobo helps Lightning? What’s next? A Golden Cucco will reveal her the entry to a sacred sanctuary hidden in the forest next to her hometown?

  • SS4Nels

    I’ll ne honest, I’m just happy to have more Lightning in my life.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Man I can see a lot of people killing off Sazh and Snow.

  • IS | 桂木

    You had my attention at Vanille and Fang, SE, now you have my money at Sazh.

  • NightzeroAX

    They didn’t even bother to give the man some new attire…..

    • Anime10121

      Nobody but Snow… :(

      (oh and Light herself)

  • Storm
  • Courtney Levi Osborn

    Ok so can someone explain to me where this fits into the timeline? I heard this wasn’t a sequel to XIII-2 but if this is hundreds of years after the events of it then it is kind of a sequel right? And I thought Dajh was saved in XIII? But I could be forgetting something from XIII-2 about him.

    • Ehren Rivers

      Technically yes, it would be a sequel. Square Enix has been trying to avoid giving people the impression that it’s a DIRECT sequel- That is to say, that in order to play it you will have to have played XIII or at least XIII-2. The way the game is set up now, supposedly, someone could come in that had never played the first two games and still both understand and enjoy the story.

      As for Dajh, it would appear that he fell comatose very shortly after the end of XIII-2.

  • kmantle

    It’s me, or FF XIII has been getting darker wich each game?

  • eilegz

    now vanille trailer on TGS and we are set

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha holy shit are they ever gonna give Sahz another storyline than fretting over Dahj? Doesn’t look like it…

  • MogCakes

    Moogle Village sounds like my kind of place.

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Is Nora Members going to return in LR FFXIII along with Jihl Nabaat, Yaag Rosch and is Cid Raines going to Return in LR FFXIII.

  • Frankie MacDonald

    Is Paddra Nsu Yeul coming back in lr ffxiii?

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