Final Fantasy director Motomu Toriyama has said that Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning may appear in future titles in the series.
Speaking with Siliconera, Toriyama said:
“For Lightning, her story ends here in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13, as this game is meant as a finale to this series. But we know that Lightning is an extremely popular character, even when compared to other Final Fantasy characters. So there is a possibility that Lightning would appear in other future Final Fantasy titles, not as a protagonist, but as a guest character.”
I understand that a lot of people dislike Lightning, she is a very serious character unlike a lot of the hopeful and optimistic characters in the Final Fantasy universe, but fortunately for those people Lightning Returns is likely to be the last game in which she will feature heavily. For fans of Lightning it will be nice to see her cameo in future games, it is always nice to see references to previous titles in series’ so overall I think this is a good idea.
Let me know in the comments what you think about Lightning, should she feature in future games or should she be erased from FF history?