Sarah was the first princess to appear in the series, and in future installments to the series other princesses would be named after her, making Sarah a recurring name in the Final Fantasy series. While initially a minor character, since the release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy the princess has discarded her NPC status and has been appearing more often as a playable character.
In her NES sprite appearance, Sarah has blonde hair and wears a purple dress.
In her post-NES remakes' 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 other media appearances (based on her Yoshitaka Amano artwork), Sarah has pink hair, blue eyes, 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 jewelry 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 jewelry that appears to be part of her dress. Since the release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, this has became the trademark appearance of Sarah.
Sarah is demure, polite, and comes across as a stereotypical "damsel in distress" character, needing to be rescued 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.
Sarah was 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 them. Garland stole Sarah's precious Lute and planned to ransom her life for the kingdom.
The Warriors of Light rescue her. She wishes for them to stay, but knows they need to restore light to the Crystals. In return, she gives them the lute, which later enables the warriors to expose a hidden passage in the Chaos Shrine when they travel to the past.
Princess Sarah appears as a light-elemental summon. She can be obtained as a summon through the game's summon drawing shop. The design for the Princess Sarah summon are based on her Yoshitaka Amano artwork from the original Final Fantasy.
Princess Sarah's special attack is Hero's Spring, which raises the attack, magic, and speed of all party members for three turns. Summoning Princess Sarah costs 2 points from the consumption gauge. Princess Sarah's phantom stone is an SSS rank summon and she has a summon cost of 20 to equip to a character.
Her artwork was done by freelance artist Aoki.
Princess Sarah allows the wielder to use the following abilities:
- Shining Lute Z
- Shining Lute Χ
- Shining Lute Ω
- Upgrading stats
|Rank||Maximum Level||Phantom Stone Cost||Max HP||Max MP||Max Attack||Max Magic||Max Speed||Components Needed|
- Passive abilities
- The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Princess Sarah.
|Ability-Type||Effects||Minimum Rank to Activate|
|Shining Lute||Start of battle negate damage 1 turn.|
Dark damage - 20%
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.
Princess Sarah appears as an unlockable character, obtained by collecting Golden Shards. In this game, her appearance is based directly on her original artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
Her stats and abilities are Support oriented.
|Cheer (Lv1)||8||Level 30|
|Pray (Lv2)||18||Level 45|
|Cheer (Lv2)||10||Level 65|
|Pray (Lv3)||27||Level 70|
|Cheer (Lv3)||12||Level 90|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv2)||10||Level 5|
|Hastemarch (Lv2)||10||Level 10|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv2)||10||Level 15|
|Mana's Paean (Lv2)||10||Level 20|
|Paeon (Lv1)||16||Level 25|
|Soul Voice||25||Level 35|
|Elegy (Lv2)||15||Level 40|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv3)||15||Level 50|
|Paeon (Lv2)||25||Level 55|
|Hastemarch (Lv3)||15||Level 60|
|Mana's Paean (Lv3)||15||Level 75|
|Paeon (Lv3)||35||Level 80|
|Elegy (Lv3)||20||Level 85|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv3)||15||Level 95|
A princess of Cornelia, Sarah is abducted by the knight-turned-traitor Garland. Her kindness and faith propel her to attempt reasoning with him, but her words cannot break through the chaos within his heart...
Princess Sarah returns as an unlockable character, and is now unlocked by collecting Peach Shards.
She is once again Support oriented.
|Cheer (Lv2)||10||Level 35|
|Pray (Lv2)||18||Level 45|
|Cheer (Lv3)||12||Level 85|
|Pray (Lv3)||27||Level 90|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv2)||10||Level 5|
|Mana's Paean (Lv2)||10||Level 10|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv2)||10||Level 15|
|Mighty March (Lv2)||10||Level 20|
|Spirit's Hymn (Lv2)||10||Level 25|
|Hastemarch (Lv2)||10||Level 30|
|Soul Voice||25||Level 40|
|Elegy (Lv2)||15||Level 50|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv3)||15||Level 55|
|Mana's Paean (Lv3)||15||Level 60|
|Fortune's Refrain (Lv3)||15||Level 65|
|Mighty March (Lv3)||15||Level 70|
|Spirit's Hymn (Lv3)||15||Level 75|
|Hastemarch (Lv3)||15||Level 80|
|Elegy (Lv3)||30||Level 95|
Princess Sarah returns as a playable character, and is now available to play from the beginning.
|Lv||Ability 1||Ability 2||Support|
|1||Paeon I||Spirit's Hymn I||Sinewy Etude II|
|5||Paeon I||Spirit's Hymn I||Sinewy Etude II|
|10||Paeon I||Hastemarch II||Sinewy Etude II|
|15||Paeon I||Hastemarch II||Mana's Paean II|
|20||Paeon II||Hastemarch II||Mana's Paean II|
|25||Paeon II||Spirit's Hymn II||Mana's Paean II|
|30||Paeon II||Spirit's Hymn II||Hero's Rime II|
|35||Elegy II||Spirit's Hymn II||Hero's Rime II|
|40||Elegy II||Hastemarch III||Hero's Rime II|
|45||Elegy II||Hastemarch III||Sinewy Etude III|
|50||Elegy III||Hastemarch III||Sinewy Etude III|
|55||Elegy III||Soul Voice||Sinewy Etude III|
|60||Elegy III||Soul Voice||Mana's Paean III|
|65||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Mana's Paean III|
|70||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
|75||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
|80||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
|85||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
|90||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
|95||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
|99||Paeon III||Soul Voice||Hero's Rime III|
Princess Sarah appears as an allied Legend. 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.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
- Attack Images
The princess of Cornelia, Sarah was kidnapped by Garland and hidden away in the Chaos Shrine until the Warriors of Light came to her rescue.
Sarah is a Princess, whose combat role is Healing Magic.
Unlike many of her peers, Sarah is able to equip heavy shields. Like other White Mages, she has excellent Mind. Like Eiko, however, she is also a Bard. Thus, Sarah is worthy as the primary healer and buffer who can also tilt battles in the party's favor. With the Warrior of Light being a Paladin, one might also use Sarah on offense against the undead while he puts up the buffs in her place.
- Memory Crystal acquisition
Sarah, together with Garland, is the only character to require that both of her Memory Crystals be purchased from the shop in Doorway to Another Realm. They require 1,200 and 2,500 Prismatic Seeds, respectively.
Her default Soul Break is Leading Light, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals white magic holy damage to all targets.
She can equip accessories.
- No. 049: "A princess from the far-off world of Corneria, whose story is sung in a tale of the Warriors of Light. Raised with care by the king and queen, she has a sister whom she looks after dutifully. Beloved throughout the realm for her beauty and kindness, she is imprisoned by the fallen knight Garland and imprisoned in the Chaos Shrine. In time, she is rescued by the Warriors of Light and returns to the castle, where she prays for the heroes' safety in their journey to restore the light of the crystals."
- No. 050: "A princess from the far-off world of Corneria, whose story is sung in a tale of the Warriors of Light. Beautiful and kind, she is beloved by all in the realm. Her kidnapping and imprisonment at the hands of the fallen knight Garland devastates the kingdom, but she is rescued by the Warriors of Light. She entrusts to the heroes her magic lute, which grants them passage to their final confrontation with Chaos, and the end of their long journey."
- —Entries for different versions of Princess Sarah.
Princess Sarah appears as an obtainable character. Interestingly, while her in-game sprite shows her wielding a royal scepter, she cannot equip staves or rods of any kind. However, for some reason, she can equip spears.
Princess of Cornelia and its ruler. Unable to abide the dire situation she finds her kingdom in, she fearlessly charges right into the heat of battle.
Princess Sarah appears as a supporting character.
- CV: Brooke Lyons / Harumi Ichiryusai
- Age in Grymoire: 21
- Notes: Determined ruler of Cornelia / Elegant, kind, and polite / Disguises herself as a commoner to visit town
- Streetwise Sovereign
- Princess Sarah isn't one to warm a throne. The princess is convinced the only way to truly know her people is to walk among them.
- One moment she's sneaking off into town; the next, she's rushing off to some battlefield. It's so compulsive that even she surprises herself with where she ends up. The brigade captain shadows her on these excursions to ensure her safety, but she has yet to realize it.
- As for Princess Sarah's "disguise", well...she isn't fooling anyone. What she considers common clothing is actually quite fine; between that and her refined speech, she sticks out like a sore thumb. Still, the Cornelians do their best to humor her. What a warmhearted and considerate people!
- First World of Origin
- FINAL FANTASY
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.
Princess Sarah's World of Final Fantasy incarnation appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
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.