|Voice actor(s)||Mayuko Aoki|
|Voice actor(s)||Hedy Burress|
|Age||17 (Final Fantasy X)|
19 (Final Fantasy X-2)
|Height||5' 3" (161 cm)|
|Eye color||Heterochromia - Blue (left), Green (right)|
|Race||Human (Half-Al Bhed)|
|Weapon(s)||Rods (Final Fantasy X)|
Tiny Bee Pistols (Final Fantasy X-2)
|Celestial Weapon||Nirvana (Final Fantasy X)|
|Special Dressphere||Floral Fallal|
|Final Fantasy X Character|
|Final Fantasy X-2 Character|
- “Daughter of High Summoner Braska. Honest and determined, Yuna embarks on a pilgrimage to obtain the Final Aeon and defeat Sin. Yuna is learning the mystical art of summoning aeons—powerful spirits of yore.”
- —Booklet description
Yuna is the deuteragonist of Final Fantasy X and the main protagonist of its sequel, Final Fantasy X-2. She is the daughter of High Summoner Braska and an unnamed Al Bhed woman, who died when Sin attacked her ship at sea. Yuna's mother was the sister of the Al Bhed leader Cid, who is Yuna's uncle and the father of Rikku and Brother, Yuna's cousins.
In Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna is a sphere hunter on a personal quest to uncover the mystery behind a movie sphere, and becomes involved in rising political tensions and an ancient force that threaten to end Spira's Eternal Calm.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Final Fantasy XEdit
- “I will defeat Sin...I must defeat Sin.”
Yuna wears an ensemble similar to, but widely varied from, those worn by Yevonites: a purple pleated, flower-patterned dress; black boots; a black spaghetti-string camisole under a white sash that wraps around her neck and over her chest; and a yellow patterned Obi with a Chōchō musubi knot and a decorative Obidome to clinch the cords. Two separate, kimono-like sleeves complete the outfit.
Yuna has shoulder-length brunette hair. Through both Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 she wears a small, blue-beaded earring on her right ear, hidden by a lock of her hair, woven into blue beads with gold rings around the larger, middle bead. She wears a silver pendant. Yuna has heterochromia: her left eye is blue, while the right is green to represent her half-Al Bhed heritage, though without the characteristic spiral.
Yuna is a kind-hearted, loyal, honest, and polite humanitarian who strives to see the best in others and has a strong conviction to complete whatever task she feels is her duty. She is naive, always believing the best of people, and often places the needs of others above her own. Like most summoners, Yuna is a devout follower of Yevon's teachings. She hides her feelings of fear and sadness while encouraging her friends to express themselves in her place. She is willing to carry others' burdens and sacrifice everything she has to destroy Sin, giving up chances for her own happiness if it means helping others.
Her interactions with Tidus make her question Yevon's teachings, and she becomes more direct and open. When her faith in Yevon is shaken, Yuna must find her own path in life and pursue her goals without the backing of faith.
Final Fantasy X-2Edit
- “After defeating Sin, Yuna returned to her home on Besaid. The days passed without incident, but still she sensed something was missing in her quiet existence. A movie sphere that Rikku shows her gives her a reason to journey once more. For now, life as a sphere hunter affords Yuna the chance to live on the wild side. Old habits die hard, though. Yuna still can't walk away from people in need.”
- —Booklet description
Yuna's attire changes for each of the dresspheres, with details that distinguish her from Rikku and Paine. Yuna's default appearance is the Gunner dressphere, an outfit given to her by Rikku in Eternal Calm. Yuna retains her beaded earring and silver pendant. She dons a modified halter-neck top with the symbol of the Zanarkand Abes across the chest and a pink hood. She wears yellow armbands over her biceps, a black bracelet on her left wrist, and denim boyshorts. She carries a pouch on her left hip over an ankle-length blue and white sash and wears laced knee-high boots. Wearing the Gunner dressphere in combat, she wields her signature Tiny Bee pistols.
In the other dresspheres, Yuna wields her original summoning staves, the Nirvana, Tidus's Brotherhood and Caladbolg swords, a blue variant of Rikku's dagger blades, and Auron's Blurry Moon katana. Her deck theme for the Lady Luck dressphere is spades and her Mascot dressphere is a moogle. Her special dressphere is Floral Fallal whose appearance is designed after the hibiscus flower; 'Yuna' is the Japanese name of the Sea Hibiscus, the flower on her obi and her skirts in Final Fantasy X.
In a bonus cutscene where the girls spend time in a hot spring in Mt. Gagazet, Yuna wears a pink and cream halter bikini swimsuit.
Two years after Final Fantasy X, Yuna has undergone a transformation with a new revealing dress style and more adventurous personality. Yuna's hair is cropped shorter, resembling Tidus's hairstyle, with a red braid stretching down to her ankles. Freed from her responsibilities as a summoner, Yuna has a new lease on life and a chance to live on the wild side. Though still unflinchingly polite, soft-spoken, and driven, she is now athletic, more worldly-wise, outspoken, and playful. Yuna has developed a go-getter attitude, willing to jump headfirst into danger and take serious action if need be, while also considering to resolve issues without violence. She has learned to think and desire for herself, and no longer lets herself be used by anyone.
During her time with the Gullwings, Rikku serves as a role model for Yuna, as she mimics some of Rikku's eccentric behavior and uses some of her expressions. Yuna has gotten in touch with her Al Bhed heritage, learning the language and occasionally using it. Though her friends tease her for being a pushover as she cannot refuse a call for help, she can be stern and even intimidating if angered. Yuna has developed a distaste for sacrifice in the name of victory, a trait Tidus instilled in her. A number of changes in her personality have her resembling Tidus, in both her looks, attitude, and combat style in certain dresspheres.
Yuna was born in Bevelle to a Yevonite father, Braska, and an unnamed Al Bhed mother. When Yuna was four, her mother was traveling on a ship to the Al Bhed Home to repair her relationship with Cid when she perished during an attack from Sin, and Braska resolved to become a summoner to defeat the monster. Leaving behind a seven-year-old Yuna in Bevelle, Braska and his two guardians, Auron and Jecht, travel to Zanarkand, obtain the Final Aeon from Yunalesca, and defeat Sin with the Final Summoning, but Braska and Jecht sacrifice their lives in doing so.
During in their travels, Braska requested Auron to bring Yuna to Besaid following Sin's defeat, to ensure she'd live a peaceful life. But Auron, who was mortally wounded by Yunalesca, only made it as far as the outskirts of Bevelle before passing on the request to Kimahri Ronso. Back in Bevelle, Yuna heard her father had defeated Sin and met Kimahri, who took Yuna to Besaid, placed her in the temple's care and stayed with her at her request. Yuna grew up with Wakka, Lulu, and Wakka's brother Chappu.
- “I've done it! I have become a summoner!”
- —Yuna's opening lines
Ten years later, Braska's Calm has ended and a seventeen-year-old Yuna decides to follow in his footsteps and become a summoner despite her friends' objections. After heading into Besaid Temple's Cloister of Trials with Lulu and Kimahri, the villagers worry when Yuna does not return after almost a day of prayer to the fayth. When Wakka and a young man named Tidus arrive to check on her, Yuna emerges as a full-fledged summoner. After summoning her first aeon, Valefor, the villagers celebrate Yuna's achievement and she introduces herself to Tidus. The next morning, Yuna, Wakka, Lulu, Kimahri and Tidus depart Besaid on a ship for Kilika.
En route, Yuna converses with Tidus and figures through his mention of Jecht being his father that he must hail from Zanarkand as he claims. The boat is attacked by Sin but the group stops it from sinking them. Sin destroys most of Kilika Village, and Yuna performs her first sending to send the souls of the deceased to the Farplane. On the way to Kilika Temple, Yuna asks Tidus to become her guardian. Despite Wakka's objections, Yuna wishes for Tidus to come along, whether or not he is a guardian. After obtaining Kilika's aeon, Ifrit, and meeting a rival summoner named Dona, the group travels to Luca for the Besaid Aurochs' blitzball tournament. When the party splits, Yuna, Tidus, and Kimahri search the city after hearing rumors of Auron being around. When Yuna worries about being separated, Tidus suggests on using a whistle signal to ensure they will find each other.
Yuna is kidnapped by the Al Bhed Psyches to force the Aurochs to lose their blitzball game. She is saved by Tidus, Lulu, and Kimahri before the Aurochs are about to play against the Luca Goers. Hearing Tidus was saved by an Al Bhed ship when he arrived in Spira, Yuna asks if Cid was on the ship, but Tidus answers no. Yuna reveals to him her half-Al Bhed heritage, and how her mother told her to seek out Cid if she ever needed help. Fiends attack the blitzball stadium and Auron appears to help dispatch them. The newest Maester of Yevon, Seymour Guado, summons his aeon, Anima, to destroy the fiends and awe the spectators with its power. Auron and Tidus join Yuna's party as guardians. Yuna shows Tidus she has learned how to whistle as he had taught her. She admits she laughs and smiles to hide her sadness and tries to help him do it too.
The party arrives at the Djose shore to witness the untimely Operation Mi'ihen, which ends in disaster. Seymour asks if he could be Yuna's "pillar of strength". When the party arrives at Djose Temple, they meet another fellow summoner, Isaaru, and after receiving the aeon Ixion, they set off for the Moonflow. While crossing the banks via shoopuf, Yuna is again kidnapped by the Al Bhed with the Extractor, but is saved by Tidus and Wakka.
After arriving at the other side of the river, Tidus learns it was Yuna's cousin Rikku who piloted the Extractor. After talking with Rikku in private, Yuna makes Rikku her final guardian, and the assembled party heads for Guadosalam. Welcomed by Seymour, he shows Yuna and her guardians a sphere with images of Zanarkand, Yunalesca, and her husband, Zaon. Seymour proposes to Yuna, for the union would bring hope to Spira. To help make her decision, Yuna visits the spirits of her parents in the Farplane, but when they leave, the spirit of Seymour's deceased father, Jyscal Guado, drops a sphere as Yuna sends him. The party heads through the Thunder Plains towards Macalania to find Seymour again.
When they rest at the travel agency, Yuna views Jyscal's sphere where he confesses Seymour murdered him, but she does not reveal its contents to anyone. Yuna announces she has decided to marry but still continue her pilgrimage. When the party reaches Lake Macalania, the Al Bhed make another attempt to kidnap Yuna, but she and her guardians fight them off. Since Yuna is escorted to Macalania Temple ahead of her guardians, she has already received Macalania's aeon, Shiva, by the time her guardians learn the truth about Seymour.
Yuna and her guardians kill Seymour when he attacks them after finding Yuna knows about him having murdered his father. Before Yuna can send him, the Guado force the party to escape the temple and the lake, but they end up trapped underneath the ice. The ground they're standing upon is actually Sin and the party is teleported to Bikanel Island and separated. While the guardians awaken and reunite in the desert, Yuna is nowhere to be found, for she was found by the Al Bhed and taken to the Summoners' Sanctum in Home, where she found Dona and Isaaru, before the Guado attacked and took her to Bevelle to marry a now-unsent Seymour. When Rikku leads the other guardians to the Al Bhed Home, she reveals to Tidus the Final Aeon needed to defeat Sin not only kills Sin, but the summoner as well, meaning Yuna will die if she goes through with her pilgrimage.
With help from the Al Bhed, Tidus and the other guardians travel to the Palace of St. Bevelle and crash Yuna and Seymour's wedding on Cid's airship, the Fahrenheit, but are ambushed once they reach the great staircase. Seymour deduces Yuna's plan to play at marriage to send him, and Grand Maester Yo Mika threatens to kill her guardians. Yuna complies and her guardians are forced to watch the ceremony resume. When Seymour orders her guardians to be killed, Yuna threatens to commit suicide. She lets herself fall off the temple rooftop and in midair summons Valefor, who flies her away to Bevelle's temple.
The guardians escape to the Bevelle Temple, where they break into the Chamber of the Fayth. Yuna receives Bahamut, but the party is arrested once Tidus carries her out of the chamber. Yuna and her guardians are put on trial by the Maesters of Yevon for treason. During the trial, it is revealed Mika is an unsent and all previous attempts to stop Sin were in vain. They are branded traitors of Yevon and imprisoned in the Via Purifico. Yuna, Lulu, Kimahri, and Auron escape the underground dungeon after Yuna bests Isaaru in an aeon duel. When the party reunites on the Highbridge, they defeat Seymour's new form and escape back to the Macalania Woods.
Her faith in Yevon shaken, Yuna goes off to the spring to be alone with Kimahri keeping watch. Tidus goes after her, and having discovered the truth behind the Final Summoning, apologizes for his eagerness to defeat Sin, talking about things after defeating Sin and how they would visit his Zanarkand, believing he had only depressed her but Yuna assures him he had made her happy. Tidus wants her to quit the pilgrimage and stay with him, and while Yuna considers it at first, her sense of duty to the rest of Spira is too great. Tidus comforts her and they share a kiss in the spring. She resolves to go on, with Tidus assuring he will always remain by her side.
Despite being branded traitors of Yevon, the party continues onward through the Calm Lands to Zanarkand. At Mt. Gagazet, despite the Ronso forbidding their progress, Yuna explains her sincere resolve to save Spira. Kelk Ronso, who had brought the charges against Yuna and her guardians in the Bevelle court, became disenchanted with Yevon after the trial's revelations and left his post; Yuna's appeal moves him to let them pass. A sphere left by Braska is found on the slopes, in which he lets Yuna know whatever path she chose for her life, whether it be to duty or to herself, he would be proud. They are attacked by Seymour Flux, whom they defeat, but Yuna reels from a revelation concerning her goal: Sin is Jecht.
Ascending Gagazet, the party finds a mass number of fayth performing a summoning and Bahamut's fayth reveals to Tidus 'his Zanarkand' is a dream of the fayth and he is a dream as well, but he conceals this from the others. At the summit with the ruins of Zanarkand in view, Rikku despairs about Yuna's impending fate. Yuna thanks Rikku for all she has done and comforts her. Unbeknownst to Yuna, she drops a sphere and Tidus views it. Having been recorded at the Mi'ihen Highroad, it contains Yuna's reflections and farewells for her guardians at the time, subtly revealing she had already fallen in love with Tidus at that point. Within the Zanarkand ruins, the party witnesses several images of summoners and guardians from the past. They are met by Yunalesca, the summoner who would transform one of Yuna's guardians into the Final Aeon and defeat Sin.
Refusing to sacrifice any of her friends, Yuna decides the Final Summoning is a "false tradition" to continue Spira's cycle of death. Resolving to save Spira without the falsity of Yevon's teachings, the party fells Yunalesca for good, ending the tradition of the Final Summoning. They are picked up by Cid's airship and Yuna meets her uncle for the first time. The party returns to Bevelle, where they learn of Sin's cyclical existence from Maester Mika. Tidus and Yuna are coaxed by Bahamut's fayth the means to approach Sin is the "Hymn of the Fayth", and the key to truly defeating Sin is its core power, Yu Yevon.
With the airship, the party launches a head-on attack on Sin that allows them to travel inside it. The party encounters and defeats Seymour for good in his final form, enabling Yuna to finally send him. At Dream's End, they find Jecht, who transforms into Braska's Final Aeon. They defeat him and all of Yuna's aeons when they become possessed by Yu Yevon, and finally Yu Yevon itself. Spira's cycle of death is put to an end, but for Yuna, it is a bittersweet victory, for Sin's defeat signals the disappearance of those from Dream Zanarkand - including Tidus. Yuna proclaims her love for him and watches him jump off the airship into the Farplane.
Back at Luca, Yuna, now High Summoner of the Eternal Calm, whistles by the ocean in the hopes Tidus will answer, until Lulu sends for her. In the stadium, Yuna addresses the people of Spira the need to stay strong, welcome Spira's long-awaited peace, and rebuild their home. She concludes that the people lost are to never be forgotten.
- “An eternal Calm. A slightly chubby Wakka, and my 2 minutes, 41 seconds. It's not much...but it's enough. Still...it's okay to want more, isn't it?”
Two years after defeating Sin, Yuna has led a quiet life back in Besaid, frequently visited by Rikku and people from all over Spira, including members of the Youth League and New Yevon, two factions that have risen to support the people of Spira after Yevon's collapse, lead by Nooj and Baralai respectively. The members of both groups wish to persuade Yuna to join their causes, but Yuna wishes to remain neutral. She is also being pressured by people who wish for her to marry and settle down, and when Wakka tells her about an arrangement being made between her and the son of New Yevon's chairman, Yuna turns it down, knowing that New Yevon would only use her.
One day, Rikku arrives and presents a sphere discovered by Kimahri. The footage shows a man resembling Tidus caged in prison demanding to "see the summoner". This motivates Yuna to believe Tidus might still be alive and she decides to journey again, after which Rikku reveals she has brought new clothes for Yuna to go "incognito" because of her celebrity status. Without telling anyone, Yuna leaves Besaid with Rikku and joins the Gullwings, an Al Bhed sphere hunting group led by Brother and his two friends, Buddy and Shinra. The group includes Paine, a mysterious young woman who keeps to herself who joined the Gullwings shortly before Yuna did.
- “Who's Lenne? Why...why am I so mad? Who the heck is Lenne!”
With their airship base, the Celsius, Yuna, Rikku, and Paine travel throughout Spira in search of treasure spheres. They gain a rivalry with the Leblanc Syndicate to the extent that its leader, Leblanc, steals Yuna's Garment Grid to perform a concert in her likeness. Rikku and Paine infiltrate the concert in Luca while Yuna dons a moogle costume to disguise herself and keeps a low profile. When Rikku and Paine chase Leblanc out to the docks, Yuna hides nearby. When Leblanc and her two henchmen, Logos and Ormi, confront Rikku and Paine, Yuna joins the battle and reclaims her Garment Grid. Afterward, Yuna finds herself dancing uncontrollably and overcome by someone else's excitement.
The Gullwings explore the recently discovered floating ruins at the peak of Mt. Gagazet and run into Leblanc, Logos, and Ormi again, and race them to the top of the ruins. Leblanc and her goons get stuck and the girls reach the structure at the top first, where they claim the treasure sphere containing images of Zanarkand. News spreads about an "awesome sphere" found in Kilika, which draws the attention of both the Youth League and New Yevon. Yuna believes if the two sides cannot decide who should have the sphere, the Gullwings should take it.
They seize the sphere whose the footage shows the mysterious man standing before a large weapon, mentioning someone named Lenne. Yuna doubts the man in the sphere is Tidus and wonders who Lenne is. Having seen the sphere, Yuna decides to give it back. During her mini-concert on the deck of the Celsius that night, Yuna gets angry and storms off to bed. The next morning, Yuna dreams of her and Tidus being gunned down by soldiers in front of the machina weapon shown in the sphere, though Rikku tells Yuna to "blame it on her new jammies", since she was sleeping while wearing the Songstress dressphere.
The awesome sphere is returned to either the Youth League or New Yevon, and it is learned from Nooj or Baralai the colossal weapon called Vegnagun. The Gullwings learn that Leblanc, Logos, and Ormi broke into the airship and stole the broken sphere they obtained from the Zanarkand Ruins. Yuna, Rikku, and Paine steal uniforms from members of Leblanc's gang to sneak into Chateau Leblanc in Guadosalam, where YRP discover Leblanc already had the other half of the broken sphere, and stole their half to make it whole. Leblanc, Logos, and Ormi discover and fight them, after which Leblanc lets the girls watch the restored sphere.
After watching the sphere, it is learned Vegnagun hides underneath Bevelle. Forming a truce with their rivals, the sphere hunters travel to Bevelle and enter the underground passage in the temple formed after the fayth's disappearance. They find themselves in a secret complex filled with machina and when YRP reach Vegnagun's lair, they face an antagonistic Bahamut. Yuna places herself between it and her friends and begs it to stop, but the girls are forced to fight it. The sphere hunters find Vegnagun is gone and a large hole is left in its place.
Fiends pour out of the temples, and Nooj, Baralai, and Gippal go missing. Following the battles with aeons in their respective temples, deep holes are left behind in the Chambers of the Fayth, where Shinra says the fiends are coming from. After defeating Ixion in Djose Temple, its surprise death blow attack sends Yuna falling into the chamber's hole and she lands in the Farplane. Yuna is suddenly wearing the Songstress dressphere and it emits pyreflies. She encounters the mysterious man from the spheres and asks if he is Tidus, but he reveals himself to be an unsent named Shuyin.
Calling her Lenne, Shuyin tells Yuna how he despises Spira's inability to change after a thousand years as everyone continues to fight among themselves. He plans to use Vegnagun and destroy Spira to end the fighting and avenge Lenne's death. As Shuyin embraces Yuna, she feels emotions that aren't hers and wonders if they belong to Lenne. Shuyin's spirit has possessed Baralai to travel to the heart of the Farplane, and Nooj and Gippal have been following their friend to save him. Nooj and Gippal give Yuna spheres for Paine, and follow Baralai farther into the Farplane.
Yuna, now frustrated with only getting more questions than answers, tries to escape the Farplane. Close to giving up, she hears a familiar whistle and sees an image of Tidus. She follows him and emerges in the Bevelle Underground. Back on the Celsius, Yuna tells everyone what happened and learns that Lenne wore the Songstress dressphere over a thousand years ago. Throughout Spira, tension rises between the Youth League and New Yevon, so Yuna performs a concert on the Thunder Plains to express Shuyin's hatred of war and unite everyone. During the concert, Lenne's spirit appears, and it is revealed Shuyin and Lenne were gunned down by Bevelle soldiers after she stopped him from activating Vegnagun.
It's learned that Lenne was a famous songstress and summoner from Zanarkand who was called to the front lines during the Machina War, and Shuyin tried to use Vegnagun to save her. Now knowing Lenne chose her to help Shuyin's spirit rest in peace, Yuna plans to try talking to Shuyin and tell him how Lenne felt. YRP are visited by Leblanc, who connects to the CommSphere that was thrown into the hole in Djose Temple after Yuna fell, which shows Gippal and Nooj discussing the latter's plan to stop Vegnagun.
Using one of the holes in the temples, YRP travel down into the Farplane in search of Shuyin and Vegnagun. Bahamut's fayth appears to Yuna and explains that the aeons were possessed and corrupted by Shuyin's despair. When Yuna learns of Nooj's plan to draw Shuyin back to himself and then take his own life, she objects, wishing not to repeat the actions taken to defeat Sin; her plan being to convince Shuyin to yield for Lenne's sake. After destroying Vegnagun and besting Shuyin, Lenne's spirit puts Shuyin's hatred to rest and they return to the Farplane together.
Bahamut's fayth asks Yuna if she wants to reunite with Tidus and if she accepts, Tidus will surface in Besaid and a joyous reunion is celebrated. If the player gets a 100% completion rate, Yuna and Tidus will travel to the Zanarkand Ruins, where he explains his theory of the fayth gathering his thoughts and putting them back together. Upon hearing Tidus may still be a dream, Yuna asks him if he will disappear again but Tidus says they should just cherish each other. Yuna playfully pushes Tidus into the water and sees he did not disappear. She stands in the same place Tidus stood two years ago when he told his story to the others, bringing the story full circle to its conclusion.
- “Those times when he was gone, my life was so mixed up and lonely. But it all changed in that moment when we came flying back to the island...Now, I'm so preoccupied with him, I wouldn't leave for the world! We've been so happy and peaceful, I feel as though I want time to stand still for us.”
In the three months after defeating Shuyin, the Gullwings have gone their separate ways: Yuna and Tidus are living together in Besaid, Rikku continues working mission after mission, and Paine is wandering Spira by herself. Each receives a letter that calls the trio back together at Luca to explore the newly discovered Yadonoki Tower. As the trio explores the ruins they discuss what they had been doing since they had separated. Paine has something she needs to say to them but won't reveal what and Yuna and Rikku don't pry. Yuna talks about her life with Tidus in Besaid and how it hurts to be away from him now that he is back, wishing that time would stand still for them.
The girls discuss why they had not stayed in contact. The conversations escalate when Rikku cannot say what she wants to do with her life and expresses her jealousy towards Yuna, who had reached her goal in life and settled down. The bickering between the cousins causes Paine to raise her voice to them. Eventually, Paine reveals she had sent the letters as she did not want to lose the friendship they shared.
When Rikku talks about her memory of that day in Zanarkand two years ago, Yuna says she chose to continue on her pilgrimage because it was her sacred duty as a summoner, and even though she did not know everything about what the pilgrimage involved, she was glad to have her friends with her along with their support. Realizing they all felt lonely and wanted to come back together, the girls agree to stay in contact.
The trio travels to the top of the tower, where they find a broken machina and not much else. Paine tells Yuna and Rikku to look around and see that aside from the machina, they are the only things around. They realize the machina is a bit like their group: broken and separated. As they vow to be more than just strangers who met by chance and become friends again, the machina springs to life, and their adventures continue...
Final Fantasy XEdit
- “Yuna was taken to Besaid after losing her father ten years ago. There she grew up with Wakka and Lulu, choosing to follow in her father's footsteps and become a summoner. Being very honest and open, she can't keep a secret for long.”
- —Scan description
Yuna is a Summoner and White Mage. Her Strength and Defense are low, but she has high Magic, Magic Defense, and Evasion. Her Agility is one of the highest in the game. When using a counter attack, Yuna performs a regular attack on a ground-based fiend, and a forceful upper-left swing on flying fiends.
- See also: List of Final Fantasy X Weapons#Yuna's Rods and List of Final Fantasy X Armor#Yuna's Rings
Yuna uses rods for weapons and rings for armor.
Yuna is the only party member who can summon aeons, and the only one with abilities outside the Sphere Grid. When summoned, an aeon replaces the current party in battle and can be controlled, having special attacks and an Overdrive of its own. With the Summoner's Soul and Aeon's Soul key items the player can teach aeons new abilities and raise their stat attributes at the expense of various items.
Yuna's default position on the Sphere Grid runs near Rikku's and Tidus's, and her representing color is white. Yuna has no Skill nodes and one Special Ability node. The "Nul" spells and Pray are both quick to cast, and act on the whole party. Within the Lv. Locks of Yuna's grid area are the following Wht Magic nodes:
|Pray||Restores a small amount of HP to all allies (Actually Special, not Wht Magic).||NulBlaze||Negates one fire-elemental attack or spell.|
|NulFrost||Negates one ice-elemental attack or spell.||NulShock||Negates one thunder-elemental attack or spell.|
|NulTide||Negates one water-elemental attack or spell.||Cure||Restores a little HP to a party member.|
|Cura||Restores a moderate amount of HP to party member.||Curaga||Restores a lot of HP to a party member.|
|Regen||Gradually restores HP each turn.||Esuna||Removes most status ailments.|
|Life||Revives a fallen party member with 50% of their max HP.||Shell||Increases party member's Magic Defense.|
|Protect||Increases party member's Defense.||Reflect||Reflects spells back at the caster.|
|Dispel||Removes positive status buffs.||Holy||Deals massive holy-elemental damage to one enemy.|
|Auto-Life||Automatically revives fallen party member upon KO with 25% max health.|
|Yojimbo||Cavern of the Stolen Fayth*|
|Magus Sisters||Remiem Temple*|
Yuna's Overdrive is Grand Summon, which summons an aeon with a full Overdrive gauge. After the Overdrive is executed, the gauge will return to its previous state.
Final Fantasy X-2Edit
- “A young lady once willing to throw all she had away to defeat Sin. But is the new Yuna prepared to do the same should she stand against Vegnagun?”
- —Final Fantasy X-2 Dossier description
- For the properties and abilities conferred by Yuna's dresspheres in Final Fantasy X-2, see the links in the Dresspheres gallery below.
Yuna has thirteen dresspheres. Each one acts as a job class and has unique abilities.
In her Trainer dressphere, Yuna's pet is a dog called Kogoro that resembles aeon Yojimbo's dog. Her Mascot dressphere is a moogle, and her special dressphere is Floral Fallal, where she dresses as a large purple flower.
- Main article: Yuna/Quotes
In Chapter 5 of Final Fantasy X-2, the Besaid Aurochs are babysitting Wakka and Lulu's baby, Vidina, and allow the Gullwings to take their place in the tournament. Blitzball is available to play thereafter. Choosing 'Luca' from the airship's location menu drops Yuna off less than ten yards from the booth at the Luca Stadium Entrance, at which the player can select the option to play the game. Team improvement points, capped at 100, are acquired over time.
|Coin No.||57||Coin Value||9|
|Trait||Coin Count Echo|
|Location||Win from the Bevelle Core Sphere player in the Luca Stadium.|
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
The original concept of Final Fantasy X story was that "a person would reach the end of life at 17 years of age". That theme of "inevitable death" was carried over to become Yuna's fate in Final Fantasy X.
In early development, character designer Tetsuya Nomura designed Yuna in a different outfit, but after learning Yuna would dance during the sending, he changed it to a furisode to have something that would "flow" as Yuna danced.
When asked about Yuna's drastic wardrobe change in Final Fantasy X-2, Tetsu Tsukamoto, the game's alternate costume designer, replied, "From a planning standpoint, I would say that the differences are due to the changes in Spira between Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. Final Fantasy X had more of a darker, religious feel, whereas in Final Fantasy X-2, there is a huge cultural change. I think those changes are reflected in the character designs."
In Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna's change in personality is connected to her quest in finding a new role for herself since she is no longer burdened by a summoner's responsibilities. Through Rikku's influence, Yuna begins finding her new self. With her new clothes and attitude, Yuna can be seen as a different person, but inside, she is the same Yuna from Final Fantasy X. "It is her realization of a stronger and more confident woman inside herself that drives the story of Final Fantasy X-2."
Yuna's Japanese voice actress is Mayuko Aoki and her English voice actress is Hedy Burress.
While voice acting as Yuna in Final Fantasy X, Hedy Burress tried to translate duty, respect, and honor while also trying to retain her gentleness and femininity because of her appearance, but found it dichotomial to balance the two. She considers her relation with Tidus to be 'humanizing' as it balances Yuna between her duty to Spira and her emotional side. Hedy stated she tries to relate to the character she's portraying and joked she wasn't able to save the world so that part 'escapes' from her portrayal of Yuna.
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- See also: Yuna's Ballad
Yuna has two themes attributed to her named "Yuna's Theme". The one from Final Fantasy X is a remix of "Suteki da ne", the theme of her romance with Tidus. The one from Final Fantasy X-2 is an entirely new composition and an upbeat, pop tune.
Another theme associated with Yuna in Final Fantasy X-2 is "Yuna's Ballad". An album dedicated to Yuna and Tidus is Feel/Go Dream: Yuna & Tidus.
A concept CG render of Lightning wearing Yuna's outfit was shown during E3 2013 when Motomu Toriyama discussed various costume possibilities for her.
- Main article: Yuna/Dissidia
Yuna is a playable character and is one of the more seasoned Warriors of Cosmos, having fought in several cycles and recovered almost all her memories of home. Traveling alongside Jecht, Yuna runs across Tidus who has lost his memories and been summoned as a Warrior of Chaos by the Emperor to defeat Jecht.
Yuna pursues Tidus to try and awaken his memories of them, but the Emperor attacks her. Tidus intercepts the blow, and Yuna battles the Emperor. In the aftermath the two find Jecht and Tidus collapsed, and the Emperor spirits Jecht's body away while Tidus is taken to safety. Yuna later accompanies the surviving Warriors of Cosmos to the Lands of Discord where they sacrifice themselves sealing the portal the manikins are emerging from.
Yuna's first alternate outfit is based on Yoshitaka Amano's artwork of her, removing the floral pattern from her skirt and giving her a lighter color scheme. Her second alternate outfit is her bridal gown from her wedding to Seymour. Yuna's outfit available as downloadable content is her Gunner appearance from Final Fantasy X-2.
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- “The daughter of High Summoner Braska, who defeated Sin ten years prior, Yuna chooses the path of the summoner to follow in her father's footsteps. She acts ever cheerful and bright in an effort to live up to the expectations of those around her. After meeting Tidus, a stranger who claims to have come from Zanarkand, she begins her own pilgrimage to find a way to defeat Sin.”
- —Online description
Yuna has the second highest natural Magic of all characters, after the equal Vivi and Shantotto. However, her supportive spell pool, average Agility, Luck and HP, rounded off by her low Strength, make her a more suitable support character than the two aforementioned Black Mages.
- “Daughter of High Summoner Braska who defeated Sin ten years earlier, she became a summoner with full knowledge of all it would entail. Though burdened with her mission and the serious expectations that go with it, she puts on a brave and cheerful face.”
- —Character Description
Yuna is an ally and a summonable Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. She is depicted in both her default Final Fantasy X and default Final Fantasy X-2 outfits. Her abilities are Heavenly Strike and Mega Flare.
She was first introduced as an event ally during the coinciding events, Final Fantasy Special Event Parts 1 & 2 - Shattered World and Final Fantasy Special Event Parts 1 & 2 - Showdown, in which she was unlocked automatically as a bonus character. Leveling her up to 99 in these events and claiming an SSR ticket yielded her individualized SSR weapon, Yuna's Staff. In battle, Yuna is armed with her staff and uses the ability Heavenly Strike.
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- “Beyond having a father who saved the world, this girl also blows a mean whistle.”
Yuna is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. She summons Valefor during battle.
Yuna is represented in eight cards: six of the Aqua element (one being Promotional) and two of the Shine element.
In her regular cards, she is depicted in her Final Fantasy X promotional poster art, official Final Fantasy X artwork, Final Fantasy X-2 Songstress promotional poster and in her Final Fantasy X-2 artwork and render. Her Shine cards depict her in her Dissidia artwork and in a screenshot from the FMV of Kilika's sending. Her promotional card depicts her in the Final Fantasy X-2 YRP promotional poster.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
- For more information, see Kingdom Hearts Wiki: Gullwings
Yuna appears in Kingdom Hearts II along with Paine and Rikku wearing her costume from Final Fantasy X-2. The Gullwings are diminutive in stature and depicted as pixies. They are allied with Maleficent and spy on Sora, but are not loyal to her and the Gullwings as a whole seem out of the loop and never know where Maleficent is.
After Donald mentions Leon has treasure, the Gullwings agree to change sides and help Leon defend Hollow Bastion. They later confront Sora, Donald, and Goofy in their lie, but having been told of his battle with Organization XIII, they let it slide and give him the Gullwing Keychain for his Keyblade. During the ending, Yuna, Paine, and Rikku are at the Hollow Bastion hideout stealing Yuffie's sea salt ice cream and being chased around.
Yuna is a playable character in this special edition of the Monopoly-like video game available only in Japan in a chibi version of her Final Fantasy X appearance, alongside Tidus and Auron, and a chibi version of her Final Fantasy X-2 appearance, alongside Rikku and Paine.
Hanjuku Hero 4: 7-Jin no Hanjuku HeroEdit
A parody of Yuna appears in this Square Enix game from the Hanjuku Hero series. She is identical to Yuna's Gunner design but has blonde hair, brown eyes, and white paint below her eyes.
In Popular CultureEdit
- For more information, see Dead Fantasy Wiki: Yuna.
Yuna is a primary character in the fan-made Dead Fantasy series, being the first character to appear. She fights alongside Rikku, Tifa, Rinoa, Kairi, and Cloud against certain characters from Dead or Alive; her main opponent is Kasumi. While originally utilizing her Gunner dressphere in Dead Fantasy I and Dead Fantasy II, she later changes to her summoner outfit in Dead Fantasy IV, before being forced back into the Gunner dressphere after her aeons are defeated by Kasumi's clones.
Yuna does not have her long ponytail and her sash when she is in her Gunner dressphere, and she has wristbands on both wrists opposed to just the left one. As of Dead Fantasy V, she is currently with Cloud, after he saved her from Kasumi's clones, as he is looking for their ally, Tifa. Yuna has also appeared in the Dead Fantasy - Gee music video in her Songstress dressphere.
Yuna has three action figures in the Final Fantasy Play Arts Action Figures series: two from her appearance in Final Fantasy X (a new figure was released to commemorate the HD release), and one from her appearance in Final Fantasy X-2. Yuna in both her Final Fantasy X summoner outfit, and her Final Fantasy X-2 Gunner dressphere, appears in Final Fantasy Trading Arts Kai Mini series of figures.
Yuna has a figure in the Final Fantasy X 1/6 Scale Figure Collection wearing her regular summoner outfit from Final Fantasy X; a prepainted set of 1/6 scale PVC figures was made by Kotobukiya in 2001. Final Fantasy X Yuna Wedding Cold Cast is a limited edition statue of Yuna in her wedding gown. Yuna also has a Coca-Cola bottle cap figure released as part of a marketing campaign in Japan.
For Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna's Tiny Bee guns have been released as merchandise in the form of a controller for the PlayStation 2 console. The Final Fantasy X-2 "Yuna" Zippo lighter represents the Gullwings with the wing of a seagull embossed on the lighter. The Final Fantasy X-2 Minimum Collection set includes miniature figures of the YRP.
A 1/6 scale PVC statue of Yuna in her Gunner dressphere setup was produced by ArtFX of Kotubukiya. Yuna's special dressphere, Floral Fallal, was released as Final Fantasy Creatures Fan Book Vol 2 figure. Two official phone straps of Yuna for Final Fantasy X-2 were also released: one of Yuna in her Gunner dressphere, and another of her as a Songstress. Yuna's silver necklace from Final Fantasy X-2 has also been released as merchandise.
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Yuna's name is the Okinawan word for "moon". It has also been said to mean "bringer of peace". Yuna is the Japanese name of the Sea Hibiscus, the flower on her obi and her skirt. In Final Fantasy X-2, her special dressphere Floral Fallal represents a hibiscus as well.
Since Yuna's name means "moon", there is a contrast between her and Tidus's name, which means "sun" in the same language. The contrast is shown in-game as the Sun and Moon Sigil and Crest are items that upgrade Tidus and Yuna's Celestial Weapons.
- Yuna is one of the few Final Fantasy characters who are crossbreeds, along with Cecil Harvey, Golbez, Terra Branford, Aerith Gainsborough and Seymour Guado.
- Tidus and Yuna won first place in Game Informer magazine's "Best Couple of the Year" feature in its February 2009 issue.
- Yuna's character model was used in the development of Final Fantasy XIII before the actual characters were finished.
- During the opening mission in Final Fantasy X-2, the player can find an oversized moogle hiding among the crates in Luca's docks, who is Yuna in disguise. Approaching her is necessary for 100% completion.
- As demonstrated by her ability to play blitzball, Yuna can hold her breath for at least five minutes. However, in the Eternal Calm scene, she claims her record is 2 minutes and 41 seconds.
- Yuna professes her love for Tidus just before he disappears in the English version of Final Fantasy X. In the Japanese version, she formally thanks him.
- Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy is the only game in which Yuna says the names of Tidus and her aeons, due to the option to change their names in Final Fantasy X.
- Yuna has the same Japanese voice actress as Seven from Final Fantasy Type-0 and Selphie from her Kingdom Hearts appearance.
- It is never specified if Yuna had singing talent in Final Fantasy X-2, as she always sang while wearing the Songstress dressphere, implying she could have gotten it from Lenne.
- After the battle with Biran and Yenke on Mt. Gagazet, they say they will make a statue of Yuna with a 'grand horn on its head', possibly a reference to summoners in past Final Fantasy games who are often seen with horns on their heads.
- In the background of Yuna's Final Fantasy X-2 promotional poster, the words "Yuna Live" are written in Spiran script.
- ↑ Final Fantasy X’s Original Idea And Other Reflections From Yoshinori Kitase - Siliconera
- ↑ http://flaregamer.com/b2article.php?p=81&more=1#more81
- ↑ http://uk.ps2.ign.com/articles/442/442025p1.html
- ↑ http://www.gamesradar.com/exclusive-interview-final-fantasy-x-2/?page=2
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tzf-baZ1Bc#t=30m29s