Mystery Final Fantasy XIII Character Revealed
Plus, what's the summon that turns into Sazh's hotrod?
by Anoop Gantayat
October 14, 2009 - Two big questions from the Tokyo Game Show Final Fantasy XIII trailer have at long last been answered courtesy of Shounen Jump. Want the name of that mysterious black-haired girl? Want the know what form Sazh's summon takes before it turns into that sweet hot rod? Then read on!
First up, mystery girl. Her name is Oerba Yun Fang. The description in Jump describes her as a strong lady with lots of mysteries.
Here are just two of the mysteries we've already come up with.
First, something we saw in the TGS trailer. Yun Fang is a l'Cie like Lightning, Snow and the rest of the good guys . But her comments in the TGS trailer suggest that she's on good conditions with the government that's trying to rid Pulse of her kind. Mysterious!
Second, something about her name. You might remember the name Oerba from Vanille's full name of Oerba Dia Vanille. Is it just a coincidence that the two have the word Oerba in their name? Mysterious!
While Yun Fang's tone in the TGS trailer suggested that she might be a villain, she's actually a playable character. It appears that she uses a sphere as her weapon. She's paired with one of the most recognizable summons of them all: Bahamut! Bahamut in FFXIII isn't as large as one might expect given his name, but he does have massive claws.
The talk of summons brings us to Sazh. The TGS trailer showed Sazh's summon transforming into a sports car, but we never got a good look at the summon in full bipedal form. At long last, Jump has revealed the summon to be Brynhildr, and not Ifreet as many had assumed given the fire-like visuals in the transformation sequence.
Brynhildr looks massive when standing next to Sazh. He wields a giant axe, but we're not sure how much we'll be using it! We like seeing Sazh in his hot rod, so we'll be switching Brynhildr to driving mode whenever possible.