|First meeting||Altar Cave|
|Final Fantasy III Character|
- “An orphan raised by Nina and Elder Topapa in the village of Ur. Adventurous by nature, his curiosity gets the better of him as he tumbles into a hole created by the great earthquake.”
- —Final Fantasy III instruction manual.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Luneth has long silver hair and violet eyes, and in his Freelancer outfit, wears a purple turtleneck covered by a dark sweatshirt and a vest. He wears long pants, knee-high boots, and carries a fanny pack. His theme color is purple, shown in his Job armors, while his turtleneck collar can be seen while he is wearing robes. The tri-square pattern on his vest is also a pattern used to distinguish his Job outfits from his allies'.
Luneth is described by Doga and Unei as the light of courage. Sure enough, it was his tendency to travel recklessly that lead him to the Wind Crystal in the first place. In the opening FMV, Luneth is shown as a Warrior, reflecting his bravery and will to fight. Most times, he will instantly jump into situations or fights despite the dangers. He is quite cheerful and positive when meeting other characters, but can often be too impulsive or blunt, causing his allies to scold him.
Luneth and Ingus were shown arguing in the opening FMV, reflecting their opposite personalities, but while the party traverses a cave, Ingus saves Luneth from falling off a cliff. Luneth assumes the de facto role of leader, speaking on behalf of the team and motivating them to continue on their quest. His defending Arc from the bullies in Ur shows that he has a "status" as a leader-like figure among the children.
Luneth is an orphan who was raised in the remote village of Ur by the priest Topapa and his foster mother, Nina. Ten years ago, when he was very young, Luneth and his biological parents were dwellers of the surface world below the Floating Continent. While traveling on Cid Haze's airship one day, the ship was engulfed in a thick, vast darkness and crashed on the Floating Continent. Luneth's parents were killed on impact, but Luneth survived together with Cid, who took the surviving child to Ur and gave him to the elder Topapa. From that time onward, Nina and Topapa raised Luneth and Arc as their own sons.
At age fourteen, Luneth was exploring the Altar Cave when an earthquake struck and he fell into a hole. There he found the Wind Crystal, which chose him as a Warrior of Light and instructed him to find the other three destined. He and Arc went to Kazus, meeting Refia on Cid's airship, and then Ingus at Castle Sasune, both places affected by the curse of the Djinn. With the help of Sara Altney, they were able to defeat it. The Crystal brought the four of them before it again and declared them to be Warriors of Light. From then on they were charged to defeat Xande, a sorcerer who had flooded the surface world with darkness. After solving the problems caused by Xande's servants on the Floating Continent, he and the others traveled to the Surface World.
There, the party teams up with Aria Benett, the last priestess of the Water Crystal. She and Luneth become close friends as they retrieve the crystal's shard from the Temple of Water and travel to the Cave of Tides to restore the crystal itself. Immediately after she restores the crystal, Aria protects Luneth from an ambush by the Kraken at the cost of her own life. After the Kraken's defeat, she dies in Luneth's arms.
Luneth serves as the de facto leader of the party, being the first one to speak with the Crystal and the default character on the overworld screen (although the party leader can be switched to any of the others). After Xande and the Cloud of Darkness are defeated, he returns to Ur with Arc.
Luneth appears in several character cards.
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- “An orphan raised by Elder Topapa in the remote village of Ur. Became a Warrior of Light with the Wind Crystal's revelation and is charged with saving the world. His strong spirit is unmatched.”
- —Character Description
Luneth appears as a Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
Luneth appears in several cards in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. He is shown in his CG Freelancer outfit, and other cards depict him in the Dragoon, Scholar, Red Mage and Onion Knight jobs.
The Onion Knight in Dissidia Final Fantasy has an alternate outfit that is directly based on Luneth. His hair becomes straight, long, and silver. His eyes become violet and his costume color changes, but takes on Refia's coloration, which is possibly in reference to the coloration of the Unnamed Hero Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
Users in Square Enix Members Virtual World community can make their character appear as Luneth. Luneth's hair costs 100 crystals and his clothes cost 480 crystals.
Despite having been given to a male character in Final Fantasy III, Luneth is usually a female name derived from the Latin luna, or "moon".
- Luneth is the only player character in the game with his own unique body armor. He is initially equipped with a Vest that cannot be obtained otherwise; however, it is also the weakest armor in the game (together with the Rusty Mail) as it provides only minimal Defense and Magic Defense.
- When the player fights the Iron Giant, Arc will yell out "L-Luneth!", however if the player renames Luneth it will be L-[insert name here] instead of changing it to the appropriate first letter.
- Unused text from the game has a brief disagreement between Luneth and Ingus. It's likely that the moment in the opening FMV where Ingus shoves Luneth depicts this scene.