- See also: Princess Sarah
Sarah (セーラ, Sēra?) is a non-playable character from the original Final Fantasy. She is the Princess of Cornelia, daughter to the King of Cornelia and Queen Jayne, and has an unnamed younger sister. Notably, while in the remakes of the original Final Fantasy she has green hair and blue dress, in the games where she appears as a bonus character she has light pink and blond hair and gold dress referencing Yoshitaka Amano's artwork.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
In her sprite appearance Sarah has long mint green hair and blue eyes. She has a golden ornamental headband with a large red jewel and a golden pendant with a similar jewel. She wears a floor-length white dress that leaves the shoulders bare and has long sleeves.
In her Yoshitaka Amano artwork appearance that her appearances in other media are based on, Sarah wears a golden yellow sheer halter-neck type dress with separate sleeves of the same fabric and a long flowing golden head scarf over her head piece. Her head ornament and her jewellery are still accentuated by red jewels, but they are more elaborate with her head ornament having two horns and her single pendant has transformed into a complex piece of jewellery that appears to be part of her dress. Her hair is pink in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
Sarah is demure, polite, and comes across as a stereotypical 'damsel in distress' character, needing rescuing from danger, but the short amount of time she is involved with the Warriors of Light proves to be the help that they need in the end.
Before the game's start, Sarah is kidnapped by Garland, and held hostage in the Chaos Shrine. The soldiers of the kingdom attempted to rescue her, but Garland was a master swordsman and defeated all of them. Garland stole Sarah's precious Lute and planned to ransom her life for the kingdom.
Eventually the Warriors of Light rescue her. She wished for them to stay, but knew that still needed to restore light to the Crystals. In return, she gives them the lute, which later enables them to expose a hidden passage in the Chaos Shrine when they travel to the past towards the end of the game.
- “A princess of Cornelia raised in the loving care of the king and queen. She looks after her younger sister diligently with kind-hearted devotion. Captured and held within the Chaos Shrine by Garland, she is saved by the Warriors of Light and returned to her castle, after which she includes them in her tender care.”
- —Online description
Princess Sarah appears as a playable sub-character in Theatrhythm, obtained by collecting Golden Crystal Shards from Dark Note bosses. To use Princess Sarah in the iOS port, the player must buy her from the online store. In this game, her appearance is based directly on her original artwork by Yoshitaka Amano, like the Warrior of Light.
Sarah's raw stats are the worst in the game, at Level 99 all her stats are among the lowest of all characters in each category. The exception is her high Luck, being among the best. Sarah's high stats are compensated somewhat by her variety of song abilities that boost the entire party's stats including her own, as well as abilities to reduce the damage to the party and restore their HP. Sarah's Soul Voice allows her to grant very powerful buffs to the party, doubling the effects of her song abilities. She also has the benefit of four ability slots, all of which can be set to Reactive or Protactive skills, giving the player total freedom in customizing her abilities.
|Pray (Lv 1)||Initial|
|Cheer (Lv 1)||Level 30|
|Pray (Lv 2)||Level 45|
|Cheer (Lv 2)||Level 65|
|Pray (Lv 3)||Level 70|
|Cheer (Lv 3)||Level 90|
|Elegy (Lv 1)||Initial|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv 2)||Level 5|
|Hastemarch (Lv 2)||Level 10|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv 2)||Level 15|
|Mana's Paean (Lv 2)||Level 20|
|Paeon (Lv 1)||Level 25|
|Soul Voice||Level 35|
|Elegy (Lv 2)||Level 40|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv 3)||Level 50|
|Paeon (Lv 2)||Level 55|
|Hastemarch (Lv 3)||Level 60|
|Mana's Paean (Lv 3)||Level 75|
|Paeon (Lv 3)||Level 80|
|Elegy (Lv 3)||Level 85|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv 3)||Level 95|
Princess Sarah appears as an allied Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. She is depicted in her Final Fantasy outfit. She is first introduced as an event ally in the event, Final Fantasy Special Event Part 1 - Shattered World, in which she was unlocked automatically as a bonus character. Leveling her up to 99 in this event and claiming an SSR ticket yielded his individualized SSR weapon, Rune Axe. In battle, Princess Sarah is armed with her Lute and uses the ability Soul Voice.
Sarah is depicted in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with her Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Yoshitaka Amano artworks. The Theatrhythm card is part of the "Aqua" set and the Amano artwork card of the Shine set.
- Through all her appearances, Sarah has three different hair colors: blond in the NES version of original Final Fantasy as well as in Amano's artwork, mint green in post-NES remakes of original Final Fantasy, and pink in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.