An Important NPC From Final Fantasy XIII Surprisingly Returns For Lightning Returns

By Spencer . November 12, 2013 . 4:28pm

cidAll of the playable characters from Final Fantasy XIII make an appearance in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, but I didn’t think we would see General Cid Raines again. Because of, well, you know what happened in Final Fantasy XIII.


Dengeki PlayStation reports that Cid Raines will be in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, but details on what his role is have not been revealed.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII comes out next week in Japan.

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  • Detrimont

    awesome, his (spoiler) crystal form model was in the data of XIII-2, and i actually expected it to be seen in XIII-2.
    but anyway, seeing as Fang and Vanille are out of crystal stasis, it makes sense for Cid to be out as well

    • LightZero

      Um…I wasn’t aware of (spoiler) that he enter a crystal stasis after getting a bullet in the head.

      • Someone probably revived him. This world is supposed to be the merging of the worlds of life and death, so I would imagine that the souls of the dead would exist somehow in this new world.

        Also, this is Final Fantasy. Guns are almost worthless in these games for hurting people.

        • Arcana Wiz

          yep final fantasy where a critical hit of a gunshot will do a lot less damage that a sword impalement……

        • Rogerrmark


          I won’t be surprised if Hope’s parents return as well.

      • Detrimont

        did we actually see him die though, all i remember was the gunshot

  • Ben Sylvia

    Oh cool, he was pretty awesome. Was hoping he’d be in Dissidia duodecim, but this is cool too.

  • surakian

    My favorite FFXIII character is Cid Raines so I’m kind of sort of crying.

  • Guest

    “Hell, why not just bring them all back?”
    -Harry, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


    As he was one of my favorite boss fights in XIII, I’m excited to see him return.

  • Armyofoneix

    *reads title* i bet its cid
    *clicks* i knew it


      for some reason it was obvious to figure out

      • Mr_SP

        Was expecting Strong Mom, actually…

  • AoNoise

    “My dream is but a Squeenix fancy now…”

  • Yeah! Cid! I love the design for this Cid. :)

  • Thrasher429

    At this point it probably shouldn’t just be called Lightning Returns anymore.

    • s07195

      Everyone Returns: Final Fantasy 13… XD

      • Everyone But Team NORA and Maybe Rygdea and Hope’s Parents Returns Final Fantasy XIII.

  • Ferrick

    FFXIII – Everyone returns

    • gulabjamal


    • Utku Savaş

      And everyone lives. Everyone lives happily ever after. Mark my words, even this game takes place in a chaotic purgatory world, when everything is said and done, everyone will come back to the real world. And this makes the first two games completely garbage.

      • new_tradition

        I’m willing to bet the first game will still have merit, but I wouldn’t be surprised if FFXIII-2 just disappeared, lol >_>

        • id be okay if XIII-2 disappeared…

        • Lynx


          Even if I liked the time travel gimmick and the joke endings, the plot was pretty damn stupid even by Final Fantasy standards.

      • Ric Vazquez

        LOL, that would be so cliched

    • artemisthemp

      Does this mean Orphan returns also :P

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Nice! Glad to see Cid Raines make a comeback in this one. This may sound a little farfetched and silly but i have a feeling Barthandeleus and probably Jihil Nabaat might make a return as well in some form or another.

  • echokanon

    next, space pope returns

  • new_tradition

    Duuuuuuude, this is so weird. I was just thinking if he’d maybe get a mention, but a full out cameo (it seems)? F-yeah ♥

    Oh man, now I want more people. Rygdea was pretty kewl, so if he’s somewhere, that would be awesome. I’d love any reason for Jihl to come back to life so I can beat the crap out of her in-canon and not through DLC, haha. Yaag was pretty kewl too, but I didn’t hate him. Reminded me a bit of Beatrix from FFIX. But man oh man, if that glorious entity Dysley makes a returns, I will scream. He’s such a dick but I love him xD

    (Awwwwwww, now I want Nora to come back. Mom’s are tough, damn it T.T)

  • komiko12

    Might as well bring the final boss of FFXIII back.

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      Fal’Cie don’t have souls as far as I’m aware. Once they die they’re gone for good. Only humans have souls due to Etro

  • If you’re gonna do that, you might as well add more l’Cie as…you know…new characters, ancient l’Cie who were supposed to have been frozen themselves. But I guess that would make the game a little too interesting, so I guess it’s not worth the effort.

  • FFmax

    One of the cooler characters in this series. I think that Square really underutilized him.

    • Sylveria

      There’s no room for any interesting or complex characters in the FF13 saga. It would take away focus from Lightning and Toriyama wont allow his waifu to be upstaged.

      • Shady Shariest

        …Unless it is a cat fight between Lighting and his second favorite? :3

      • OathkeeperSoraXIII

        Which was why XIII-2 focused on Serah and Noel? :S =P

  • Yvonne Tsang

    Was so scared it would be Chocolina… Or is she already confirmed?! D:

    Anyway, the more fine men in my FF, the merrier.

    • Anime10121

      Yep she was in one of the very first trailers :P

  • Loli Summoner

    The thumb nail spoiled it for me,also I think Cid would have been a great MC for ff13 lol he looks fitting.He is handsome,badass,has a serious determined personally.Yup he would have been a great protagonist.

  • Shady Shariest

    Let the Cid rain upon you!

    • Anime10121

      I dont get i….WAIT :D

      • Shady Shariest

        I specialize in those kinda jokes :3
        Most often the first things that pop to my head :D

  • eli-boo’s waifu

    I actually just started playing FFXIII for the first time ever.

    I don’t really care about spoilers though.

  • Manzoku

    Chocolina, Square. Make it happen.

    • Anime10121

      She’s already in. She was seen in one of the earliest trailers.

  • fayt255

    My favorite character in FF 13 returns is great news!

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