- “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 a playable character in Final Fantasy X, and 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.
In Final Fantasy X, 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. She wears a 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.
In Final Fantasy X-2, two years later, Yuna has undergone a transformation with a new revealing dress style and a more adventurous personality. Yuna retains her beaded earring and silver pendant, but her hair is cropped shorter, resembling Tidus's hairstyle, with a red braid stretching down to her ankles. 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 Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm. 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.
- “I will defeat Sin... I must defeat Sin.”
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, becoming apologetic when she feels she has let someone down. 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.
- “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
In Final Fantasy X-2, freed from her responsibilities as a summoner, Yuna has a new lease on life. Though still unflinchingly polite, soft-spoken, and driven, she is now athletic, cosmopolitan, outspoken, and playful. Yuna has developed a go-getter attitude, willing to jump headfirst into danger but also considers to resolve issues without resorting to violence. She has learned to think and desire for herself.
During her time with the Gullwings Rikku serves as a role model for Yuna, as she mimics some of Rikku's eccentric behaviors and uses some of her expressions. Yuna has gotten in touch with her Al Bhed heritage, learning the language. Though Yuna's friends tease her for always getting dragged into trouble and being a pushover as she cannot refuse a call for help, she can be stern and 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, including 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. Yuna was four years old when her mother was killed in an attack from Sin during her travels to the Al Bhed Home, with the intention to repair her relationship with her brother, Cid. Her death established Braska's resolve to become a summoner and defeat Sin.
A seven-year-old Yuna was left in Bevelle when Braska and his two guardians, Auron and Jecht, left on his pilgrimage to Zanarkand. Braska obtained the Final Aeon and defeated Sin with the Final Summoning, and perished along with Jecht. Braska had requested Auron to bring Yuna to Besaid following Sin's defeat to ensure she'd live a peaceful life, but Auron was mortally wounded by Yunalesca and 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!”
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, Yuna spends 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 figures through Tidus's 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 the sending to send the souls of the deceased to the Farplane. 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 there 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 and Yuna shows Tidus she has learned how to whistle as he had taught her. She tells him how she fakes cheeriness 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. Before heading into battle, the group runs into Kinoc, which Lulu later explains to be one of the four maesters of Yevon. Ultimately, Operation Mi'ihen ends in disaster due to Sin overpowering the Crimson Squad and their machina, which leaves Yuna to perform yet another the sending. Seymour, who was there to supervise the operation, as well as aid in battle, 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 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 Al Bhed 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 Woods to find Seymour again.
When they rest at a travel agency Yuna views Jyscal's sphere where he confesses Seymour murdered him, but she does not reveal its contents to anyone. Near the end of their crossing of the Thunder Plains, Yuna announces she has decided to marry but will 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 confront Seymour over his crimes and the situation escalates when he attacks them and they are forced to kill him. Before Yuna can send him, the Guado force the party to flee the temple and they end up trapped underneath the ice. While there, Yuna eventually explains her intentions of marrying Seymour, only to be shortly whisked away by Sin to Bikanel Island along with her guardians. While the guardians 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 before the Guado attacked and took her to Bevelle to marry a now-unsent Seymour. Rikku 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. While her guardians are held at gunpoint, Yuna complies to Maester Mika's ultimatum and her guardians are forced to watch the ceremony be completed. When Seymour orders her guardians to be killed, Yuna threatens to commit suicide and lets herself fall off the temple rooftop but summons Valefor in midair, 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 where 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 encounter a slain Kinoc, defeat Seymour's fiendish form and escape back to 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 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 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 promising he will always remain by her side.
Despite being branded traitors of Yevon the party continues onward through the Calm Lands toward Zanarkand. At Mt. Gagazet Yuna explains her resolve to save Spira to the Ronso and Kelk Ronso lets them pass. While traversing the mountain, a sphere left by Braska can be 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 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. After defeating Sanctuary Keeper at the summit, with the ruins of Zanarkand in view, Rikku despairs about Yuna's impending fate. Despite this, she thanks Rikku for all she has done and comforts her. While proceeding to Zanarkand, Yuna unknowingly 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 images of past summoners and guardians and are met by Yunalesca, the summoner who would transform one of Yuna's guardians into the Final Aeon to defeat Sin, as Braska did ten years ago with Jecht.
Refusing to sacrifice any of her friends, and knowing that the Final Aeon will in time become the new Sin, 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: 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, and Yuna finally sends 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 himself. 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 the aeons and 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, as well as "the dreams that have faded," should 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 later Yuna has led a quiet life back in Besaid, frequented 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 who wish for Yuna to join their causes, but she remains neutral. She is being pressured 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 that shows a man resembling Tidus caged in prison demanding to "see the summoner". This motivates Yuna to journey again, and Rikku gives her new clothes to go "incognito" due to her celebrity status. Yuna leaves to join 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.
- “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 Spira in search of treasure spheres. They gain a rivalry with the Leblanc Syndicate and 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 and her two henchmen, Logos and Ormi, out to the docks, Yuna joins the battle and reclaims her Garment Grid. Afterward, Yuna finds herself dancing uncontrollably being 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 claim the treasure sphere containing images of Zanarkand.
News spreads about an "awesome sphere" found in Kilika drawing the attention of both the Youth League and New Yevon. Yuna believes if the two factions cannot decide who should have the sphere, the Gullwings should take it. They seize the sphere whose footage shows the mysterious man standing before a large weapon, mentioning someone named Lenne. Yuna doubts the man is Tidus and wonders who Lenne is. Having seen the sphere, Yuna decides to return it. 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 is called Vegnagun. Leblanc, Logos, and Ormi broke into the airship while they were away 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 theirs to make it whole. Leblanc, Logos, and Ormi fight them, but afterward Leblanc lets the girls watch the restored sphere.
From the sphere it is learned Vegnagun hides underneath Bevelle. Forming a truce with their rivals, the sphere hunters enter the underground passage in the Bevelle Temple formed after the fayth's disappearance. In a secret complex filled with machina the YRP reach Vegnagun's lair and 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 that emits pyreflies and she encounters the mysterious man from the spheres who 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. He plans to use Vegnagun and destroy Spira to end all wars 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 deeper into the Farplane.
Frustrated with getting more questions than answers, Yuna tries to escape the Farplane. Close to giving up, she hears a familiar whistle and sees an image of Tidus and follows him to emerge in the Bevelle Underground. Back on the Celsius Yuna tells everyone what happened. 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 from the Songstress dressphere 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. Her memories coalesced into a sphere, which the Gullwings now use as the Songstress dressphere. Now knowing Lenne chose her to help Shuyin's spirit rest in peace, Yuna plans to try talking to him and tell him how Lenne felt. Using one of the holes in the temples YRP descend into the Farplane in search of Shuyin and Vegnagun. Bahamut's fayth appears to Yuna and explains 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 fade away together.
Bahamut's fayth asks Yuna if she wants to reunite with Tidus and if she accepts, Tidus will surface off the Besaid coast 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 reassembling his pyreflies. Upon hearing Tidus may still be a dream, Yuna asks him if he will disappear 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.
- “I'm a different person now. I don't feel like I need to keep busy anymore. I'm fine with staying in one place and taking it easy.”
Over the next three months the Gullwings have gone their separate ways. Each girl receives a letter that calls the trio back together at Luca to explore the newly discovered Iutycyr Tower and as the trio explores the ruins they discuss what they had been doing since they had separated. After Yuna refuses to help Rikku out, she claims Yuna doesn't want to see her anymore, but Yuna denies it. 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, and when he was gone she needed a change, which is why she joined the Gullwings, but is now fine with a relaxed life. The conversation escalates when Rikku cannot say what she wants to do with her life and expresses jealousy towards Yuna for settling down, something Rikku feels she's unable to do. She says Yuna is wasting her life and their bickering causes Paine to raise her voice and ask what's the point of reuniting if they are only going to fight.
Paine reveals she sent the letters because as she felt something amiss during her lone travels across Spira. The girls learn they have changed and fear growing further apart as long as they're together. Yuna believes they had gotten along before only because they'd had to work together and that they probably never got along to begin with. Atop the tower the group finds a broken-down machina and the girls decide to go their separate ways but will always cherish the time they had together. With their friendship renewed, the machina springs to life and their adventures continue.
Months later, Tidus and Yuna go on a trip together and end up shipwrecked on an uncharted island. Tidus' new casual attitude towards life has made Yuna cold and distant. The two argue and Tidus accidentally gets himself killed by kicking a bomb that was disguised as a blitzball. Coming to after fainting from the shock, Yuna learns the island is the home of an ancient unsent summoner from the time of Zanarkand's golden age that acted as a sanctuary during the Machina War. Yuna recalls Tidus from the Farplane, but breaks up with him upon realizing he is the not the same man she fell in love with.
Yuna becomes a part of the group called Yevoners whose main temple is located on Besaid. She acts as a priestess and spends her days praying for Spira's peace to the bygone fayth. Since then, she prohibits Yevoners from performing "beckonings" outside of the Farplane.
Six months later, at the request of Baralai, the leader of Spira Council, two youths named Chuami and Kurgum arrive at Besaid to meet with Yuna. Chuami and Kurgum meet Lulu and Wakka who take them to Yuna, who has returned to the mannerisms and dress style of her summoner days. Kurgum shows Yuna a movie sphere with a recording of two shoopufs at the Moonflow. The shoopuf was the last of its kind but it mysteriously reappeared one morning, causing Yuna to believe the shoopuf had been beckoned.
Kurgum tells Yuna she must accompany him and Chuami back to Bevelle and address the Council. When Yuna refuses, Chuami tells her about having met an injured Tidus (who now resides in Bevelle), compelling Yuna to take action. As Chuami, Kurgum, Yuna and Wakka stop at the Moonflow on the way to Bevelle, they see the shoopufs and a crowd of onlookers where half of the people are illusions created by the pyreflies. They see a father and daughter with the illusion of the girl's mother who answers her request for them to go home together, which stuns the group, since the illusions normally can't hear or speak. Kurgum insists the illusions should be sent to the Farplane, but Yuna says they don't have the right to interfere with the reunion.
Returning to Bevelle, they find Sin has been reactivated, possibly beckoned by someone, and Yuna rushes to meet with Tidus. Yuna had previously told Chuami that Tidus is her boyfriend, but when Chuami and Kurgum eavesdrop on the conversation between the two it seems they are breaking up. Yuna is jealous of Tidus's friend, Marphie, but soon tells him she doesn't care anymore, and has already got another person she likes. Tidus asks who it is but Yuna tells him it's someone he doesn't know and leaves.
Chuami and Kurgum part ways with the latter accompanying Yuna and Wakka, and the former returning to Besaid with Tidus. On a ship with Lulu and Chuami, Tidus says he wants to follow Yuna and the others on her new journey since he promised to be with her forever. Elsewhere, Yuna delivers a speech to a crowd in a stadium, proclaiming she will defeat Sin once more.
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. She is also a skill-type character: her Strength, Defense and Accuracy are low, but she has high Magic, Magic Defense, Evasion, and Agility. When using a counterattack, Yuna performs a regular attack on a ground-based fiend, and a forceful upper-left swing on flying fiends.
When Yuna is low on HP she will slouch forward with her knees bent and hold her chest in pain. When she is at quarter HP left she will kneel on the ground.
- Note: Values in parentheses are node stat bonuses.
|Stat||Base Value||Sphere Grid|
|HP||475||3075 (2600)||2275 (1800)|
|MP||84||344 (260)||304 (220)|
|Strength||5||15 (10)||25 (20)|
|Defense||5||15 (10)||28 (23)|
|Magic||20||63 (43)||61 (41)|
|Magic Defense||20||56 (36)||53 (33)|
|Agility||10||46 (36)||37 (27)|
|Luck||17||27 (10)||17 (0)|
|Evasion||30||68 (38)||58 (28)|
|Accuracy||3||7 (4)||3 (0)|
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:
- Note: Abilities denoted with an asterisk (*) are available in the International, PAL, and HD Remaster version of Final Fantasy X.
|Cure||Restores a little HP to a party member.||Esuna||Removes most status ailments.|
|NulBlaze||Negates one fire-elemental attack or spell.||NulShock||Negates one thunder-elemental attack or spell.|
|NulFrost||Negates one ice-elemental attack or spell.||NulTide||Negates one water-elemental attack or spell.|
|Life||Revives a fallen party member with 50% of their max HP.||Pray||Restores a small amount of HP to all allies (Actually Special, not Wht Magic).|
|Cura||Restores a moderate amount of HP to party member.||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.||Curaga||Restores a lot of HP to a party member.|
|Regen||Gradually restores HP each turn.||Holy||Deals massive holy-elemental damage to one enemy.|
|Auto-Life||Automatically revives fallen party member upon KO with 25% max health.||Quick Pockets*||Swiftly use items with reduced recovery time (normally in Standard Sphere Grid).|
Auto-Life is through the Level 4 Lock, making it unattainable at the beginning of the game.
|Valefor||Besaid Temple||Ifrit||Kilika Temple|
|Ixion||Djose Temple||Shiva||Macalania Temple|
|Bahamut||Bevelle Temple||Anima||Baaj Temple*|
|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.
- 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.
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 acting as a job class with 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.
The girls all have different EXP totals and therefore progress at different rates. Yuna tends to lag behind, so she has the slowest level growth. However, in the International/HD Remaster versions, players can help mitigate Yuna's slow progress by having captured fiends fight alongside her to help her catch up with or get ahead of Rikku and Paine.
- 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.
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|Trait||Coin Count Echo|
|Location||Win from the Bevelle Core Sphere player in the Luca Stadium.|
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
- “She has lived her life up until now simply following the creed that she believed in but when her whole world is shaken she then has to pick herself up and find a new way forward with her own willpower. That was the kind of strength we wanted to show in her.”
- —Yoshinori Kitase
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.
The developers wanted to depict a heroine who is not physically strong, but who has a strong will and determination. 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.
In the Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster Yuna will occasionally say lines in Japanese during battle. The lines were done by her English voice actress, Hedy Burress. This is because in the original Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission Square got the English voice actresses to record the new English battle dialogue for the Festivalist and Psychic dresspheres, and recorded Japanese quotes one might hear any time during a battle. For Yuna these new battle quote are Zenkai de ikuyo (Let's give it our all), Yuuna, mairimasu (Yuna's here), Oshimai (And that's the end) and Korede sayonara (This is the end for you).
|"Yuna's Theme" from Final Fantasy X|
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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.
- “The garb worn by a summoner who brought the Eternal Calm to a faraway land called Spira.”
As a part of the Final Fantasy Go There campaign, Lightning can wear Yuna's summoner robes from Final Fantasy X along with her default staff and ring, called Spira's Summoner, and her Final Fantasy X-2 outfit with the Brotherhood sword, called Sphere Hunter. While in this garb, Lightning mimics Yuna's victory pose and the Final Fantasy X victory theme is played at the end. The garb contains the locked ability Elementa.
The garb is obtained by purchasing Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on PlayStation 3 or Vita (JP), as Amazon.com pre-order bonus (NA), or in the first print copies of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (EU).
A concept CG render of Lightning wearing Yuna's outfit was shown during E3 2013 when Motomu Toriyama discussed various costume possibilities for her.
Yuna appears as a recruitable character in Final Fantasy Tactics S. She is of the Visitor race and has Summoner and Gunner as her main jobs. Her attacks are Pray and Tiny Bee and her abilities are Summon Valefor and Trigger Happy.
- 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 is an unlockable character, and is unlocked by collecting Turquoise Shards.
She is a Support oriented character.
|Pray (Lv1)||10||Level 5|
|Boost (Lv1)||8||Level 20|
|Escape (Lv1)||2||Level 25|
|Boost (Lv2)||14||Level 50|
|Escape (Lv2)||3||Level 55|
|Pray (Lv2)||18||Level 60|
|Escape (Lv3)||4||Level 75|
|Boost (Lv3)||20||Level 85|
|Pray (Lv3)||27||Level 90|
|Mana's Paean (Lv1)||7||Initial|
|Luck Up (Lv1)||5||Level 10|
|Paeon (Lv1)||16||Level 15|
|Mana's Paean (Lv2)||10||Level 35|
|Paeon (Lv2)||25||Level 45|
|Mana's Paean (Lv3)||15||Level 65|
|Paeon (Lv3)||35||Level 80|
Yuna returns as a playable character, and is one of the few characters that have a 2nd variation. Her 1st version is her Summoner garb from Final Fantasy X, and is now unlocked by collecting Peach Crystal Shards. Her 2nd version is the main representative of Final Fantasy X-2, donning her Gunner Dressphere, and can be available from the start by transferring save data from the second demo of Curtain Call. However, if the player did not select her among their party of four, or download the demo, she can later be unlocked by collecting Indigo Crystal Shards.
Her 1st variation is Support and Defense oriented, while her 2nd version is Spell oriented. The former gains a Limit Break, The Sending, and deals damage in proportion to her Magic and Spirit, while the latter's Limit, Trigger Happy deals damage in proportion to her Strength, Agility and Luck.
|Protect (Lv1)||10||Level 5|
|Sic (Lv1)||10||Level 30|
|Boost (Lv2)||14||Level 35|
|The Sending||18||Level 40|
|Protect (Lv2)||15||Level 45|
|Sic (Lv2)||15||Level 70|
|Boost (Lv3)||20||Level 75|
|Protect (Lv3)||20||Level 80|
|Full Cure||50||Level 95|
|Paeon (Lv1)||10||Level 10|
|Spirit Up (Lv1)||4||Level 15|
|Paeon (Lv2)||22||Level 50|
|Spirit Up (Lv2)||8||Level 55|
|Paeon (Lv3)||30||Level 85|
|Spirit Up (Lv3)||14||Level 90|
|Invisible (Lv1)||6||Level 5|
|Trigger Happy||18||Level 40|
|Forest Nocturne (Lv1)||5||Initial|
|Mana's Paean (Lv1)||7||Initial|
|Shell (Lv1)||8||Level 10|
|Forest Nocturne (Lv2)||10||Level 25|
|Mana's Paean (Lv2)||10||Level 30|
|Shell (Lv2)||13||Level 35|
|Sight (Lv1)||16||Level 60|
|Forest Nocturne (Lv3)||16||Level 75|
|Mana's Paean (Lv3)||15||Level 80|
|Shell (Lv3)||23||Level 85|
Yuna appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.
- “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 her Final Fantasy X and default Final Fantasy X-2 outfits, a furisode, a Maid outfit, a Shrine Maiden outfit and her wedding dress. Her abilities are Heavenly Strike and Megaflare. Her EX abilities are Magus Sisters (Delta Attack), Summon Valefor, Burst Shot, Potshot, Sonic Wings, Scattershot, Summon Anima, Flare Whirl, Grand Summon (Energy Blast), Sending, Charge & Assault and Grand Summon (Megaflare).
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.
- “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 appears in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
Yuna is set to appear in Final Fantasy Explorers. She wears her Gunner dressphere from Final Fantasy X-2.
Yuna is represented in nine cards: seven 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 artworks, 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.
She also appears in a card for Valefor.
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 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 makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] as one of the obtainable character cards.
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.
A Yuna-inspired card was released in the mobile card game Million Arthur as part of the Final Fantasy Go There campaign.
Square Enix Legend WorldEdit
Yuna from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 makes an appearance as a card.
Gunslinger Stratos 2Edit
Yuna's costume is to be released in November 2014.
- 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.
Yuna's and Tidus's characters may allude to the Chinese concept of the Yin and Yang. yin and yang are concepts used to describe how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent giving rise to each other as they interrelate. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, and male and female) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality of yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine, and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise.In Chinese philosophy,
Yin is the negative/passive/female principle in nature, and may allude to many other concepts e.g. the moon, shaded orientation, something covert or concealed, "of the netherworld", overcast or sinister.
Yang is the positive/active/male principle in nature, and may allude to many other concepts e.g. the sun, open, overt, and "belonging to this world".
- Yuna is one of the few Final Fantasy characters who are mixed-race, 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.
- It is never specified if Yuna had singing talent in Final Fantasy X-2, as she always sang while wearing the Songstress dressphere, implying that she could have obtained 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Final Fantasy 10: Kitase reveals the secrets of its success — Gamestm
- ↑ 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