Jump scan shows Vanille in Lightning Returns
posted on 10.02.13 at 12:56 PM EDT by (@salromano)
The saint who awakened from the crystal.

The latest issue of Jump magazine formally introduces the return of Oerba dia Vanille in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The saint who awakened from the crystal, Vanille woke up possessing special powers. As a saint who can hear the voices of the deceased, she is safeguarded at the Luxerion Salvation Temple.

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  • Tac-Mex

    A saint? Well, she doesn’t seem to look like a “saint” if you know what I mean…

  • Elvick

    That’s an ugly hat.

  • 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.

    • Budgiecat

      He looks like an angry blonde Marluxia…..

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    SE needs a better hat designer ASAP

  • EX+

    The hell is up with that hat?

  • DarthBrian

    VANILLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • TimesTicking

    So… What is the story of this game?

    • Syltique

      Black chaos is expanding and swallowing up the entire world. There’s only 13 days left until then. Lightning is trying to save as many people as she can before the end.

      There’s more mysteries, but that’s the basic idea..

      • Kobracon

        Also time has stopped for a 1000 years. No one has aged or has a sense of time, so they prolly don’t even know its been a thousand years

        • Budgiecat

          How can anyone live for that long and not go insane

          • Kobracon

            Like I said, since they don’t have to keep track of time, they prolly don’t even realise its been that long

            • Budgiecat

              Its still a long time regardless if you can keep track of it or not

  • artemisthemp

    So happy to have Vanille back :)
    Hopefully she have a bigger part in Lightning Return than FFXIII-2

  • Surgeon of Death

    In a game that sells itself on costumes, would it kill square enix to give the main cast new ones? I mean it’s been like 1000 years……

    • Kobracon

      Well…Snow is VERY different…

      • Surgeon of Death

        I know. But who else?

        • Kobracon


          • Surgeon of Death

            Still not enough. + Isn’t she dead?

            • Kobracon

              I can’t recall her name, but isn’t there are an evil girl that you meet who looks JUST like Serah for some reason? She wears all black and summons a dragon to fight Light?

              • Budgiecat


                named after the Chevy car no one likes…

                • Kobracon

                  Cars are those metal things with 3 wheels right?

                  • Budgiecat

                    Cars is a pillar man vampire that’s thousands of years old!

  • Gojira Twit

    lol all they did was give her a hat.

    Future DLC: new Vanille hats for 2.99USD

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      What is this, TF2?

  • kiri25

    I missed the a announcement about the aerith costume for ffxiii- lighting returns. I wonder if we’ll see tifa’s now?

  • Kobracon

    Yay Vanille! What on Pulse is happening with the story? Why are these 2 uncrystallized? Why is Serah evil?? aaaargh!

    PLEASE SE, all I ask is that you resolve the story properly!

    • Budgiecat

      Toriyama – “no..” *giggles like a 12 yr old Japanese idol singer*

  • Budgiecat

    Oh wow they actually gave her a new outfit (a whole new hat!!) instead of being lazy like they did with Fang, Sazh, Noel and Hope That’s 2 out of 6. Not bad odds?

  • Serovath

    i really hope the story ends well. from my point of view now they are just adding the characters in cause they can.

    but what i am saying, i’ll buy any game with lighting in it.

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    I wish she were a party member >_<

  • Raiger

    Miss Light should really give a hat or two from her collections for Vanille…*facepalm
    but i’m really glad to see her returning again ^^

  • HeatPhoenix

    wow is there a way to make me like this game less yes they just found it fuck her

  • Articuno76

    To me the Aeris outfit is the news here. Or have we already known about this for yonks?