Princess Sarah (セーラ姫, Sēra Hime?), also given as Princess Sara (セーラ, Sēra? or サラ, Sara?), is a recurring name used by several princesses in the Final Fantasy series. She is also depicted in the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary logo.
Sarah is a princess of Cornelia in the original Final Fantasy. Her abduction by the corrupt knight Garland triggers the plot into motion. Upon being rescued, she gifts the Warriors of Light with a Lute, which they later use to progress in their quest.
Princess Sara of Sasune meets the party while on her way to stop Djinn of Fire. Later in the game, she would help save the light warriors from the Curse of the five wyrms, along with Desch, Alus Restor, one of the Four Old Men, and Cid Haze. In the Nintendo DS remake, she and Ingus have a small love story.
Sarah is Garnet's real name, before she was adopted by Queen Brahne. The player must go to Madain Sari on disc 4 and reveal the hidden text on the Eidolon wall to find this out. This makes her the first playable Princess Sarah in the series.
Sarah is one of the four Warriors of Light, traveling to save the crystals from the Avalon Empire. It is later revealed in the game that she is the second princess of Burtgang. Thus, this revelation makes her the second playable Princess Sarah.
Sarah is set to appear in the game.
Sarah is depicted with her Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Yoshitaka Amano and Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls artworks. The Theatrhythm and Dawn of Souls cards are part of the Aqua set and the Amano artwork card of the Shine set.
In Popular CultureEdit
In the webcomic parodying the original Final Fantasy, Sarah is so used to being kidnapped that she's become accustomed to it, and as a result of being exposed to villains frequently is more evil and intelligent than most of the comic's villains. She decides to help Garland learn to become a villain because of his incompetence, and after being rescued seizes control of Cornelia from her father through trickery. Her evil appearance is based on Princess Sara Altney while her standard appearance is a recolor of Aria Benett's sprite.
Sera is Latin for "heavenly" or "winged angel", and also a variant of the name Sarah, (שָׂרָה in Hebrew) the Hebrew name for "princess", or a woman of high rank.
- The name Sara (セラ, Sera?) appears within a list of unused playable character data within Final Fantasy VI game's data. It is unknown if it would have been the name of a princess or not.
- Despite not being a princess, Serah Farron from the Lightning Saga uses an alternative form of the name Sarah. Her Japanese name Sera (セラ?) spelled the same way as the dummied Sara from Final Fantasy VI. Serah's role in Final Fantasy XIII and Lightning Returns is also similar to the Princess Sarah in early games, a non-playable character that needs to be saved/rescued by the party.
- In Chrono Trigger, Schala's Japanese name is (サラ, Sara?) and she's the princess of Zeal.