|Original Game||Final Fantasy X|
|EX Mode||Grand Summon|
|EX Burst||To the Farplane|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Mayuko Aoki|
|English Voice Actor||Hedy Burress|
|Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Character|
- “A young summoner whose prayers call forth aeons and who is tasked with battling alongside them. Accepting her fate with youthful optimism, she admirably continues her fight.”
- —Dissidia 012 Description
Yuna is a Warrior of Cosmos and is the third representative for Final Fantasy X in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. She once traveled across her world as a journeying summoner, obtaining the aid of various aeons, entities of great power, to help her in her imminent fight against Sin, along with Tidus. Yuna now uses her aeons as her primary fighting style in the battle against the forces of Chaos. She regained her memories of Tidus sometime during the cycle of wars, but he has sadly lost all of his memories of her.
In the game's story mode, her opposing villain is the Emperor.
Yuna's default appearance is of her original summoner dress in Final Fantasy X: a blue, pleated furisode kimono with hibiscus floral pattern, black boots, and a black spaghetti-string camisole under a white sash of material that wraps around her neck and over her chest. She also wears a yellow patterned obi also adorned with hibiscus flowers with a chōchō musubi knot and a decorative obidome to cinch the cords in addition to two separate sleeves hanging from her upper arms.
Yuna's first alternate outfit, "Violet Hakama", is based on an artwork drawn by Yoshitaka Amano. Her summoner dress is a lighter lavender color, with no floral pattern and her hair has a lighter brunette shade.
Yuna's second alternate outfit, "Wedding Dress", is the outfit she wore during her marriage ceremony to Seymour Guado: a white, strapless gown cut in the front to reveal her thighs while a train drags on the ground behind her. The dress has white feather ornamentation on the front hem and a pair of small feathered wings attached to a small bouquet of roses on the back. White gloves, a tiara, high-heeled boots and a silver necklace complete the ensemble.
Yuna's DLC outfit is her "Gunner Dressphere" costume from Final Fantasy X-2. She wears a white and pink spaghetti-string camisole with the logo for the Zanarkand Abes on her chest with a pink hood and yellow armbands. She also wears a pair of denim hot pants with a blue half-skirt covering her left hip that reaches to her ankles and is held up by a brown belt with a pouch on it. She has a shorter, layered haircut, reminiscent of Tidus's, save for a long ponytail that reaches to her ankles and is wrapped in a dark pink sleeve and a pair of almost knee-high black boots to complete the outfit. Despite being dressed as a Gunner, she is still a Summoner in gameplay.
Yuna's manikin, Ephemeral Summoner, is orange.
After receiving her dormant crystal from Cosmos, Yuna travels with Jecht, but they end up getting separated. Lost and alone, she whistles for Tidus, wondering if their promise will hold true in this world as well. He does not recognize Yuna because his memories of her have been erased, and unknown to Yuna, he, too, is looking for Jecht. Tidus warns her of the dangers of battle before promptly running off. Convinced that he is truly Tidus, Yuna follows him.
When Tidus and Jecht are about to duel, Yuna stops them and tries to bring Tidus' memories back, intending to stay by Tidus's side until he remembers her. The Emperor appears and attacks Yuna, but Tidus steps in between and receives the blow instead. Yuna asks Jecht to watch over Tidus as she fights the Emperor. After the duel, the Emperor disappears with an unconscious Jecht, who gave up his light to save his son. This leaves Yuna devastated. Laguna and Vaan appear and cheer Yuna up, and the three of them return to Cosmos and talk to Lightning and the Warrior of Light. After they learn of Warrior and Kain's plan, they refuse to go along, and vow to fight the manikins to the very end. Yuna presumably leaves Tidus in Cosmos's care (which would lead to Cosmos resurrecting Tidus as one of her warriors in the thirteenth cycle).
Yuna then travels with Lightning, Vaan and Laguna and head for the portal, reuniting with Kain and Tifa along the way. When the six of them reach Orphan's Cradle Yuna talks with Tifa and Vaan, telling them she'll pretend she is looking forward to the oncoming battle. Later, at the Empyreal Paradox, the three of them, along with Laguna and Lightning, fight against Garland, The Emperor, the Cloud of Darkness, Kefka and Ultimecia, with Yuna dueling the Emperor again. Afterward, along with Kain, they face off against a horde of manikins and close the portal, but are eventually defeated. As Shinryu takes Cosmos and the other warriors to the thirteenth cycle, Yuna and the others fade away in front of the Warrior before he is taken away himself.
After the player defeats the Southern Lufenia Gateway to access the northern continents, Yuna can be found wandering near the Crescent Lake teleport stone, provided she is not currently in the player's party. When spoken to she says that though she hoped they could have returned home after the war, it was a false hope the warriors nurtured while they were used as pawns, and the story's ending had thus already been decided. As the world of Confessions of the Creator is a hypothetical nightmare world where the cycles of war kept going and Feral Chaos killed all summoned warriors, this Yuna is likely a spectre of the Yuna of this alternate world. She vanishes when the player advances past the Mirage Sandsea to the Lands of Discord.
Yuna takes a main lead in "Yuna's Quest 012: In Such A Place". Traveling with Lightning, the two are called back to Order's Sanctuary by Cosmos. Along the way they meet Golbez, who fights them. The two defeat Golbez and join up with Laguna, Kain, Tifa and Vaan, leading into the introductory sequence of Dissidia 012 where the six are lost. In "Vaan's Quest 012: A Voice to Call Back", Vaan speaks to Yuna about his encounter with Tidus, who inquired about Jecht fighting for Cosmos. Vaan, unaware of Tidus's name, describes him as a sad boy his age, confusing Yuna about who it could be, as she remembers Tidus as cheerful and upbeat. Yuna also appears in "Lightning's Quest 012: One Can Fight Together", where she is concerned over Lightning spending time alone. After the two confront Exdeath, Lightning recalls some of her memories, and tells Yuna to call her "Light", grateful for Yuna's encouragement.
- See also: Yuna/Dissidia/Quotes
Yuna is described as a Grand Summoner and her attacks involve her summoning her aeons to fight for her, including Valefor, Ifrit, Ixion, Shiva and Bahamut. Yuna's attacks are fairly powerful and when summoning, her aeons can act as temporary shields, weakening (but not annulling) damage. That it is her aeons attacking and not Yuna herself also results in her not being staggered when some of her attacks are blocked. A downside to Yuna is that she is mostly a mid-ranged fighter, which makes her vulnerable to melee and long-range fighters.
|Move||Type||CP (Mastered)||AP||Priority||Effect||Damage type||Obtained||Image|
|Meteor Strike||Ground||30 (15)||80||Melee Low|
|Summon Ifrit to attack twice with his claws. In EX Mode, Shiva drops an ice shard at the enemy while Ifrit attacks them.
|Energy Blast||Ground||30 (15)||80||Ranged Low|
|Summon Valefor to shoot five fast projectiles. In EX Mode, Ifrit attacks the enemy with his claws while Valefor shoots projectiles.
|Aerospark||Ground||30 (15)||80||Melee Mid|
|Summon Ixion to dash towards the opponent and knock them into the air, then fire thunder disks at them. Can fire more disks by delaying press. In EX Mode, Bahamut shoots a large projectile at the opponent from above, while Ixion throws thunder disks at them.
|Impulse||Aerial||30 (15)||80||Ranged Low||None||Magical||Initial|
|Summon Bahamut to shoot a projectile of energy. Can hold to charge and fire four separate projectiles with strong homing. In EX Mode, Valefor shoots a single, fast but short ranged projectile at the enemy, while Bahamut shoots his projectiles at them.
|Heavenly Strike||Aerial||30 (15)||80||Ranged Low|
|Summon Shiva to hit the enemy twice, then drop an ice shard on them. Fast execution but low range. In EX Mode, Ixion strikes the opponent with his horn while Shiva hits them with her ice shard.
|Sonic Wings||Aerial||30 (15)||80||Melee Low||Chase|
|Summon Valefor to dive under the opponent and spin them into the air with a gust of wind. In EX Mode, Bahamut helps Valefor hitting the opponent with her wings, and throws them forward.
|Move||Type||CP (Mastered)||AP||Priority||Effect||Damage type||Obtained||Image|
|Energy Ray||Ground||30 (15)||150||Ranged High||None||N/A||Initial|
|Summon Valefor to shoot an blast of energy forward that explodes. Turns to track opponent during start-up.
|Hellfire||Ground||30 (15)||150||Melee High|
|Summon Ifrit to create a wall of fire. Has high reach into the air. Can do Bravery damage on start-up at close range.
|Thor's Hammer||Aerial||30 (15)||150||Ranged High||Absorb||Magical||Initial|
|Summon Ixion to create a large orb of lightning in the air. Turns to track during start-up, can hit foes both above and below.
|Diamond Dust||Aerial||30 (15)||150||Ranged High||None||Magical||Level 19|
|Summon Shiva to unleash a frozen gust of wind that condenses into a shard of ice. Fast execution but low range.
|Mega Flare||Aerial||30 (15)||150||Melee High||Wall Rush||Magical||Level 36|
|Summon Bahamut to fire a powerful beam of energy. Yuna can move slightly while using the attack.
Yuna's EX Mode is Grand Summon, where she gains an aura of pyreflies. While in EX Mode Yuna gains the ability Double Summons, which automatically calls a second aeon to attack when Yuna uses a Bravery attack, increasing the length and power of her attacks.
Yuna's EX Burst is To the Farplane, where she calls out all aeons at once to attack while performing a Sending ritual. Button commands appear as Yuna dances, and rings of light appear around these commands. The player must wait for the ring of light to close in on the shown button and press it just as the ring vanishes. Missing a button input results in an aeon not appearing and less Bravery damage done during the sequence. Yuna ends the EX Burst by spinning and consuming the opponent in a burst of pyreflies.
|Yevon's Will||30||BRV +41|
|EX Intake Range +1m||Trade: 61000 gil, Healing Staff, Scarletite x1, Summoner's Desire x5|
|Yunalesca's Staff||90||BRV +34|
|EX Intake Range +2m||Trade: 158000 gil, Yevon's Will, Electrum x1, Summoner's Dream x5|
|Spira's Hope||100||BRV +39|
|EX Intake Range +3m|
Cat Nip effect
|Trade: 182800 gil, Yunalesca's Staff, Braska's Sphere x1, Summoner's Hopes x5|
- Yuna can be seen turning her staff 360 degrees when using Hellfire. This is a reference to her animation of summoning of Ifrit in Final Fantasy X.
- Yuna conjures the glyphs seen in Besaid's Cloister of Trials to summon her aeons in Dissidia 012. This alludes both to her origins as a summoner from Besaid, and her methods of summoning aeons in the original game, where she'd summon them through the glyphs of each temple.
- The name of Yuna's EX Mode is a reference to her Overdrive in Final Fantasy X, where she would summon an aeon that has a full Overdrive bar of its own. The appearance of Pyreflies around her alludes to the Oversoul term for fiends in Final Fantasy X-2 where they become stronger than normal.
- The scene where Yuna walks barefoot on water is a reference to her performance of the Sending in Kilika in Final Fantasy X. A further reference to the Kilika Sending is that she performs her EX Burst, To the Farplane, on a waterspout.
- The only five aeons Yuna can summon are Valefor, Ifrit, Ixion, Shiva, and Bahamut. The fact that they are the only aeons in her arsenal could perhaps be a reference to them being the only five aeons the player was required to obtain in Final Fantasy X, as Yojimbo, Anima, and the Magus Sisters were all optional aeons.
- Yuna's EX Mode ability in the game's Japanese version is "W-Summon", which is the name of a Command Materia in Final Fantasy VII that allows the equipped party member to perform two summons a turn.
- Yuna's EX Burst alludes to Tidus's comment on the act of the Sending in Final Fantasy X: "People die and Yuna dances." During her EX Burst, just as she is about to deal the final blow, Yuna flips her hair in a similar manner as she did when she is seen by Tidus in the Besaid Temple before taking her pose like that of the promotional poster for Final Fantasy X. The line Yuna says when initiating her EX Burst, "I will end the spiral of conflict," alludes to the 'spiral of death' Spira is caught in in Final Fantasy X, along with the cycle of war in the Dissidia series. As she uses her EX Burst, she says, "Sins of time eternal... I will cast them away," referring to Sin.
- When starting a battle with Yuna, she walks and holds her staff the same way as in the beginning of the Sending in Kilika, and then takes her battle pose by spinning around in a similar fashion as in the end of her EX Burst.
- Yuna's Bravery moves are special attacks used by the aeons in Final Fantasy X, with exception of Energy Blast, which is Valefor's secret Overdrive. In the same vein, her HP attacks are the aeons' Overdrives from Final Fantasy X.
- Yuna spins her staff when she summons Bahamut to use Mega Flare. This spinning motion is in conjunction with the spinning wheel on Bahamut's back when he performs his Overdrive in Final Fantasy X.
- The name of Yuna's battle style is an allusion to her Overdrive in Final Fantasy X.
- When Yuna is searching for Jecht, she whistles and Tidus comes to her, referencing how Tidus told her to whistle for him if she was lost and that he would come find her, as seen in the original game.
- When she is about to fight against herself, she says, "Is that me? Or are you an impostor?", referring to the beginning of Final Fantasy X-2, in which she had an impostor performing a concert in Luca in her place.
- When the Warrior of Light faces Yuna, he says, "You can choose your own path," which alludes to the message Braska left for his daughter Yuna in Final Fantasy X.
- When Kefka faces Yuna, he asks, "Would ya summon the Destroyer? Pretty please?", referring to Sin, which was the "Destroyer" of Spira.
- Her encounter lines to Kain and Exdeath are, "I will fight to end everyone's sorrow," and, "I want to put an end to everyone's sorrows!", respectively, referring to when she faces Yunalesca and vows to defeat sorrow.
- Her encounter lines to Vaan and Prishe are, "It'd be great if I could fly freely like you...", and, "You're so upbeat! I should emulate you," respectively, referring to her transition into a sphere hunter in Final Fantasy X-2, flying around Spira in an airship and modeling herself after her cousin Rikku.
- When Cosmos summons Crystals, beams of light rush through the Sanctuary. When lights spins around Yuna, she assumes a similar pose to that when Seymour Guado was showing memories from Farplane spirits, with her arms softly opened and looking around the place with amazement on her face.
- Yuna can equip guns in combat, a reference to her default class, Gunner, in Final Fantasy X-2.
- Yuna's defeat cry, "It's because I was naive," alludes to what Auron said about her when first arriving in the Macalania Woods, after her statement of getting married to Seymour: "She's naive, serious to a fault, and doesn't ask for help."
- Yuna's story begins on a beach, a reference to her pilgrimage beginning in Besaid.
- When Yuna charges Bahamut's Impulse, she poses the same way she does when performing a summoning, throwing her arms back and looking up.
- The added effect of Yuna's best exclusive weapon, Spira's Hope, is Cat Nip, which is a powerful accessory especially for Gunners in the original Final Fantasy X-2.
- As an unlockable voice clip, Yuna can instead say, "I will do it without false hope," at the end of her EX Burst, a line she said to Lady Yunalesca in Final Fantasy X. She also refers to "false hope" in Confessions of the Creator when speaking of her failure to end the cycles of war.
- Yuna's opposing villain in story mode is the Emperor, which may allude to her fight with Seymour Guado due to a number of similarities between them: like Seymour, the Emperor dies in his story and returns to life as a corrupted soul, and the two resemble each other at first glance, with similar hairstyles, choice of weapon, and status as powerful and respected mages. When Yuna (and later Tidus) fights the Emperor, "Fight with Seymour" is the music track used for the battle.
- Yuna's hope of finding Tidus in the war and chasing after him after finding him, despite his fighting for the side of Chaos, seems to allude to the plot of Final Fantasy X-2, where she, upon mistaking the game's villain, Shuyin, for Tidus, becomes a sphere hunter in the hopes of finding Tidus.
- At the start of Yuna's final battle with the Emperor, she states, "This is my story. It has a happy ending!", referencing the recurring phrase from her games, particularly her words from the main ending of Final Fantasy X-2: "This is my story. It'll be a good one."
- The name of Yuna's exclusive weapon, Spira's Hope, is derived from the line Seymour said to her after Operation Mi'ihen: "But you... are a summoner. You are Spira's hope."
- During his interactions with Yuna, Yuna refers to Jecht as "Sir Jecht", just as she did in Final Fantasy X when referring to Jecht.
- When the developers decided to add Yuna to the game, there was discussion on if she should appear as a summoner or as a dressphere-based character. Under Tetsuya Nomura's advice, it was decided to have Yuna be a summoner, because that was her role in the main series.
- Yuna's summons were difficult to implement, as they can cause multiple character models to appear on the screen at once. To save memory in the UMD and ease the strain put on the PSP's CPU, her aeons only show half their bodies emerging from crests of light.
- When Yuna wins a battle, she performs her Victory Pose with a random aeon.
- With the exception of the pyreflies that float around her, Yuna is the only character who gains no aesthetic changes when entering EX Mode. As a result, Yuna has the fewest renders in the Museum.
- Dissidia 012 marks the first time Yuna refers to Tidus and her aeons by name. This is because in Final Fantasy X, the player is able to name them, leaving their names unable to be spoken by the other characters, who instead refer to them by pronouns.
- During Chase Sequences, when using the Bravery attack, the aeon summoned by Yuna varies depending on which direction the analog stick is moved along with : Neutral will result in Ifrit, and will result in Ixion, and and will result in Shiva. HP attacks in Chase Sequences are only performed with Shiva.
- When facing Ultimecia, Yuna will say "I will give it all I've got", but if one has subtitles switched on, the text will say: "I will give it my all I've got". It is likely to be error in subtitles as the spoken line is grammatically correct.