- "All these guardians... and Sir Auron, too? And I hear Maester Seymour's quite taken with you. The world must look different when you're the daughter of Lord Braska."
- —Dona to Yuna
Dona (ドナ, Dona?) is a summoner from Kilika in Final Fantasy X. Her guardian is Barthello. She has a tendency of giving Yuna and her guardians a hard time. Two years later, in Final Fantasy X-2, she makes her home in Kilika and acts as a minor supporting character.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Dona has hazel eyes, dark skin, and black hair tied up in a bun trailing into a ponytail, adorned with a feathery blue-white band. She has a red diamond mark similar to a tilak in the center of her forehead. She wears a revealing outfit consisting of an off-white bra on strings, dark blue thong, black stockings and heels and long off-white skirt split in the back and front fading into gray towards the bottom. Both front and back are cross-laced. She wears dark blue sleeves held by crossed white strings and yellow gloves accented with red crystals, a red rope reminiscent of Japanese ceremonial elements and miko accessories, tied crossways around her shoulders and in a large bow in the back.
At the beginning of Final Fantasy X Dona is rude towards Yuna and her guardians, causing trouble several times, but after being kidnapped by the Al Bhed, she considers quitting her pilgrimage and no longer views Yuna as a rival.
In Final Fantasy X-2, Dona lives in newly rebuilt Kilika and is a member of of recently found Youth League, while her lover Barthello has joined an opposing group, New Yevon. She is helpful toward Yuna as long as Yuna won't oppose Youth League. Dona is strict to Barthello in Final Fantasy X, but some time after the start of Eternal Calm develops feelings for him, although she hides it.
The party first meets Dona in the Kilika Temple. She treats Yuna condescendingly, and Yuna asks her politely to leave. When Tidus is told he cannot enter the Cloister of Trials as he is not yet an official guardian, Dona and Barthello show up and try to get Yuna into trouble by shoving Tidus down the elevator to the Trials anyway. She later appears on the boat to Luca, cuddling up to Barthello.
Dona tries to gain access to Mushroom Rock Road during Operation Mi'ihen, which she fails to do as the guards are not letting summoners through. If Yuna talks to her Dona returns to Rin's Travel Agency, but if Yuna ignores her, Dona witnesses Seymour getting Yuna's group past the guards into Mushroom Rock, and leaves in a temper.
At the Djose Temple, Dona arrives just as Yuna begins praying to the fayth and mocks Yuna over her relationship with Seymour and having Auron as a guardian commenting, "The world must look different when you're the daughter of Lord Braska".
Later, the party discovers a distressed Barthello in Macalania Woods, who says he has lost Dona. She has been captured by the Al Bhed and in the besieged Al Bhed's Home, Dona is found down in the Summoners' Sanctum where she spent time with and befriended Yuna. The Al Bhed kidnapped her because they did not want her to die to save Spira with the Final Aeon.
The party meet Dona again later on the airship, doubting her abilities as a summoner. Depending on Tidus's answer, Dona and Barthello will either quit the pilgrimage and remain in the Djose Temple, or keep traveling and can be met again when going back to the Zanarkand Temple after defeating Yunalesca and obtaining the airship, disappointed in how the the temple is empty and they cannot obtain the Final Aeon.
Dona lives in Kilika with Barthello and is a staunch Youth League supporter, which causes a split between the two with Barthello going to Kilika Temple. During the Great Sphere Hunt she joins the Youth League's assault on the temple and is shocked when Yuna and the Gullwings steal the sphere. After the party decides which group to return the sphere to, her attitude to them becomes warmer or harsher, depending on whom Yuna decides to give it.
Dona helps Yuna, Rikku, and Paine get in to Kilika Forest when fiends pour out of the temple by distracting the gate guard. Later, Yuna converses with her on the CommSphere in Kilika and witnesses her to reconsider her feelings for Barthello.
In the final chapter, if the player succeeds in Kilika, Dona reconciles with Barthello on Kilika Temple's steps, happily reuniting.
The name Donna is a Latin name that means "lady" or "woman". "Dona" is the Spanish spelling.
- Despite acting as a rival in Final Fantasy X, Dona is never fought.
- Although not much is known about Dona's fighting abilities, she is skilled in the summoner's arts and is shown in a cutscene at the Summoners' Sanctum summoning Valefor.
- Upon meeting for the first time Yuna kneels to both Isaaru and Seymour, who are both summoners, but not to Dona.
- In Final Fantasy X-2, Dona is the only Youth League member who doesn't salute to Nooj during the event in Kilika.