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- This article is about the event based in Final Fantasy XIII. For the event based in Final Fantasy X, see Defying Fate
In this "mini-gauntlet" event, players took part in the battles that served as tests for Lightning and her fellow l'Cie allies in their times of greatest despair. Cid Raines, leader of the Sanctum government's Cavalry division, was also turned l'Cie by his superior, the fal'Cie Barthandelus, and squares off against Lightning's party in a bid to defy his own fate.