Vanille Returns With A Funky Costume In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By Ishaan . October 2, 2013 . 12:35pm

Another Final Fantasy XIII character is confirmed to be returning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Oerba Dia Vanille will be making her return in the game, a page from Japan’s Weekly Jump magazine confirms.



Vanille turned into a Crystal along with Fang, but awakened a few years prior. She’s at “The Order” in Luxerion, can hear the voices of the dead, and wishes to put them to rest.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    It’s her old costume… with a hat. DAMN, they’ve been lazy with the returning characters’ designs. :/

    At least Snow looks nice. I guess that’s something.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Maybe she’s hiding something :/

      • Seraph

        Ohgod. Don’t tell me she’s gone bald.

      • Chris Yuen


      • Solomon_Kano

        She could hide a Chocobo under there…

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          You think… there could be more than one?

          • Solomon_Kano

            Dual Chocobos!?

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            Now what would she need those for…

          • Pablo Sanchez

            fat chocobo?

      • Thrasher429

        They couldn’t figure out how to make her less bubbly and energetic so they threw on a heavy hat instead to stop her bouncing around. Look how crouched over the poor girl is

    • kylehyde

      I don’t know why my previous post doesn’t appear but in case

    • Sesshomaru

      He looks neato.

    • Rohan Viajar

      and yet, Lightning gets a whole bunch of designs/costumes.

    • Thrasher429

      I think it’s strange that pretty much every character except for Lightning looks for the most part the same as they were seen in the last game or in Snows case more badass. Hope however is back to how he looked in FFXIII, did Japan not go as crazy for his character design in 13-2 or something.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I wish I knew. I rather liked his older look. Bah.

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      I imagine Vanille saying “Hey if Light has 120 costumes then I can make my own original new outfit. *puts hat* There.*

    • Auvers

      I agree, I’m pretty disappointed considering how much they’ve done for Lightning (and alot of that stuff seems so out of character, like cat ears?)

    • Charles Parker

      Snow’s been running around not frozen in crystal for 500 years. The article says Vanille just woke up a few years ago.

  • DrakeClawfang

    Queen Vanille Amadala eh?

  • Arcana Wiz

    OK she really looks like a important religious figure….. by SE standards and history……
    Vannile confirmed to be one of the characters to Lighting beat.

    • The text running down the middle of that spread calls her a Saint (聖女) so the religious vibe definitely intentional.

      I get a good laugh out of that cause I can’t help but read the デス at the end as “DEATH” due to the emphasis.

  • Jake_Indiman

    So does this mean that Lightning has to beat all of her former comrades who have become something like the unsent?! Craziness!

    • Ferrick

      nah, it seems that she (light) is working with hope

  • Another costume update? I’m so excited! (spoilers: not really)

  • Sesshomaru

    It has horns on it like a Judge from XII.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Why the hell does SE insist on showing us every little thing? Its like they don’t want any scene in the game to surprise us.

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      They didn’t force you to click this article though…or did they?

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Everything is in the thumbnail and title. I’m not blaming siliconera, but SE is just going all out. I guess they’re trying to prove this will be the ultimate XIII title.

        • OathkeeperSoraXIII

          SE did confirm ages ago and multiple times too that the XIII cast would all have closure in this game. Them showing off those character’s is hardly spoiling. The real spoilers are the details in the article regarding Vanille. Meaning you read the article and didn’t try to avoid being spoiled :P

          • Scrooge_McDuck

            “SE did confirm ages ago and multiple times too that the XIII cast would all have closure in this game.”

            That was also a spoiler.

          • OathkeeperSoraXIII

            It’s more stating the obvious than a spoiler. They were obviously going to return and have closure in the final game…

          • Scrooge_McDuck

            Returning characters are nice and all, but not every game has or need those. The character arcs for Fang, Vanille and Sazh, for example, are done; they don’t need closure.

          • OathkeeperSoraXIII

            Lightning’s job is to guide the souls to the next world, It would be weird if we didn’t see her saving her friends.

            Also it disregards what Snow and Light said at the end of XIII when they turned back from being Cie’th. They said something around the lines of how in their dream they were all smiling and Fang and Vanille were there too beside them.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Fact: They’re just showing us 1/13 of everything else in the game.

    • fireguardiancoty

      Spoilers: Lightning is in the game

  • Did she borrow some fashion tips from Lady Gaga?

  • Sergio Briceño

    Final Fantasy Pie: The Reunion.

  • AoNoise

    Glad to see Vanille. She’s my favorite character in FFXIII. I hope she gets more than 3 minutes on-screen in this game tho’.

    But seriously… she has no funky costume… just a hat. *sighs*

  • leingod

    So Vanille’s back, and Lightning gets a summoner Yuna outfit as well. I wonder if all these outfits will change her stance or something, like on the pic?

  • Yay Vanille! =^_^=

  • Jordan Coleman

    Well I’m not surprised, really the outfits have been getting pretty awful since the first game. It’s like they are just throwing whatever the heck they want without thinking it through.

    Still, it’s nice to see Vanille. I didn’t dislike her.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Wonderful, the most god-awful annoying character returns. I kept hoping and praying when I played XIII that she would get the Aeris treatment, but sadly it was not to be.

  • Learii

    I miss her =(

  • Cuz why not? It would be a sin if Vanille doesn’t come back for this game when Fang comes back from a frozen imprisonment too. [/sarcasm]

  • Giuseppe Nelva

    Not surprised, since she was confirmed to be back two months ago.

  • Rake

    Needs more Szah

  • the_rain

    That headgear doesn’t go well with her original costume. They should have redesigned her entire costume.

  • MrJechgo

    Please don’t make her as obnoxious as the previous game this time SE ¬_¬;

  • Göran Isacson

    Vanille. Vanille what r u doin? We don’t let the Pope get away with his silly hat, what makes you think we’ll give you that grace?

  • midgard229

    why is it that these headlines always have to spoil????

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