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.
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 of Spira as a summoner, obtaining the aid of various aeons, entities of great power, to help her in her fight against Sin. She had many guardians, among them 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 lost his memories of her.
In the game's story mode, her opposing villain is the Emperor.
Yuna's default appearance is of her summoner's kimono from Final Fantasy X. She has brown hair, 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 wears a yellow patterned obi adorned with hibiscus flowers with a chōchō musubi knot and a decorative obidome to cinch the cords and two sleeves on 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 what she wore during her wedding to Seymour Guado: a white, strapless gown cut in the front to reveal her thighs with a train behind her. The dress has white feather ornamentation on the front hem and a pair of small feathered wings attached to a 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" from Final Fantasy X-2. She wears a white and pink spaghetti-string camisole with the Zanarkand Abes logo on her chest with a pink hood and yellow armbands. She wears a pair of denim hot pants with a blue half-skirt covering her left hip that reaches to her ankles held up by a brown belt with a pouch. She has a shorter, layered haircut, reminiscent of Tidus's, save for a long ponytail that reaches to her ankles wrapped in a pink sleeve. She wears knee-high black boots. Despite being dressed as a Gunner, she is still a summoner in gameplay.
Yuna's manikin, Ephemeral Summoner, is orange.
Yuna is a kind, and the most mature one of the new team. She is a selfless young woman who has gained her memories of her companion and friend, Tidus. The Emperor describes Yuna as a "seasoned one" because of her worrying about Tidus and trying to protect him. Yuna tries her best to help and protect her friends.
After receiving her dormant crystal from Cosmos, Yuna travels with Jecht, but they are 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 running off. Convinced that he is Tidus, Yuna follows him.
When Tidus and Jecht are about to duel, Yuna intervenes and tries to return Tidus's memories by staying by his side until he remembers her. The Emperor appears and attacks Yuna, but Tidus steps in 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 leaving Yuna devastated. Laguna and Vaan appear and cheer Yuna up, and the three return to Cosmos and talk to Lightning and the Warrior of Light. After learning of Warrior and Kain's plan, they refuse to go along and vow to fight the manikins to the very end. Yuna leaves Tidus in Cosmos's care, lead to Cosmos resurrecting Tidus as one of her warriors in the thirteenth cycle.
Yuna travels with Lightning, Vaan and Laguna for the portal, reuniting with Kain and Tifa along the way. When the six reach Orphan's Cradle Yuna tells Tifa and Vaan 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 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 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 party 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 party. 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 passes 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 defeat Golbez and join up with Laguna, Kain, Tifa and Vaan, leading into the introductory sequence of Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy 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.
Yuna is described as a Grand Summoner and her attacks involve summoning aeons to fight for her: Valefor, Ifrit, Ixion, Shiva and Bahamut. Yuna's attacks are powerful and when summoning, her aeons can act as temporary shields weakening (but not annulling) damage.
|Move||Type||CP (Mastered)||AP||Priority||Effect||Damage type||Obtained||Image|
|Meteor Strike||Ground||30 (15)||80||Melee Low|
Ranged LowShiva's attack in EX Mode
MagicalShiva's attack in EX Mode
|Summon Ifrit to attack twice with his claws, sending the opponent away.
In EX Mode, Shiva attacks by unleashing an ice shatter after Ifrit swipes, followed with a ice shard that drops on the opponent to direct to Ifrit's final claw attack.
|Energy Blast||Ground||30 (15)||80||Ranged Low|
Melee LowIfrit's attack in EX Mode
PhysicalIfrit's attack in EX Mode
|Summon Valefor to fire five light orbs at the opponent.
In EX Mode, Ifrit appears with a slash which directs the opponent into Valefor's light orbs.
|Aerospark||Ground||30 (15)||80||Melee MidCharge attack|
Ranged LowThunder disks, Bahamut's attack in EX Mode
MagicalThunder disks, Bahamut's attack in EX Mode
|Summon Ixion to charge forward with its horn to knock the opponent upwards, then fire disks of energy at them. Can be delayed by press.
In EX Mode, Bahamut appears above and blasts the opponent with a single Impulse.
|Impulse||Aerial||30 (15)||80||Ranged Low||None||Magical||Initial|
|Summon Bahamut to fire a ball of energy. Can hold to fire four balls of energy.
In EX Mode, Valefor appears and fires a fast energy ball which directs the opponent into Bahamut's Impulse blasts.
|Heavenly Strike||Aerial||30 (15)||80||Ranged Low|
Melee LowIxion's attack in EX Mode
PhysicalIxion's attack in EX Mode
|Summon Shiva to perform a three-hit combo with ice.
In EX Mode, Ixion appears in between Shiva's attacks, which he slashes to the right, then left and finishing with a uppercut.
|Sonic Wings||Aerial||30 (15)||80||Melee Low||Chase|
Wall RushBahamut's attack in EX Mode
|Summon Valefor to spin from underneath the opponent, then knock them back with a gust of wind.
In EX Mode, Bahamut joins Valefor to blast the opponent away with a more powerful, stronger gust of wind.
|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 fire a beam of energy, then send a burst of fire forward. Turns to track the opponent during start-up.
|Hellfire||Ground||30 (15)||150||Melee HighClose range start-up|
|Summon Ifrit to create damaging pillars of fire. Has a 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 that hits the opponent multiple times and explodes.
|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 energy ray. Yuna can move slightly while using the attack.
Yuna's EX Mode is Grand Summon, named after her Final Fantasy X Overdrive. She gains an aura of pyreflies and 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 each of her aeons performs its Overdrive, unique attack or both while Yuna Sends the opponent. The player has to enter button commands that appear on the screen as Yuna dances while on a sprout of water (similar to the Final Fantasy X sending in Kilika Port in that aspect), and the aeons attack the opponent from all directions. The player has to wait for the ring of light to appear around the command input and then press it just as it vanishes. After the sequence, Yuna ends the EX Burst by spinning and consuming the opponent in an explosion of pyreflies, with the last hit dealing HP damage.
|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 conjures the glyphs seen in Besaid Temple's Cloister of Trials to summon her aeons. This alludes both to her origins as a summoner from Besaid, and her methods of summoning aeons in Final Fantasy X where she'd summon them through the glyphs of each temple.
- The name of Yuna's EX Mode refers to her Overdrive in Final Fantasy X, where she would summon an aeon that has a full Overdrive bar. The appearance of pyreflies around her alludes to the Oversoul term for fiends in Final Fantasy X-2 that become stronger than normal.
- The scene where Yuna walks barefoot on water refers to her performance of the sending in Kilika Port in Final Fantasy X. A further reference to the Kilika sending is that she performs her EX Burst, To the Farplane, on a waterspout. This scene is also depicted in the Final Fantasy X logo.
- 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.
- The five aeons Yuna can summon are Valefor, Ifrit, Ixion, Shiva, and Bahamut. These are the mandatory aeons in Final Fantasy X, as Yojimbo, Anima, and the Magus Sisters are optional.
- Yuna's Bravery moves are special attacks used by the aeons in Final Fantasy X, with exception of Energy Blast, which is Valefor's second Overdrive. In the same vein, her HP attacks are the aeons' Overdrives from Final Fantasy X.
- Yuna turns her staff 360 degrees when using Hellfire. This alludes to her animation of summoning of Ifrit in Final Fantasy X.
- Yuna spins her staff when she summons Bahamut to use Mega Flare. The spinning motion is in conjunction with the spinning wheel on Bahamut's back when he performs his Overdrive in Final Fantasy X.
- When Yuna charges Bahamut's Impulse, she poses the same way she does when performing a summoning, throwing her arms back and looking up.
- 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 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.
- The name of Yuna's battle style alludes to her Overdrive in Final Fantasy X.
- When Yuna is searching for Jecht she whistles and Tidus comes to her, referring to how Tidus told her to whistle for him if she was lost and that he would come find her in Final Fantasy X.
- 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 where Leblanc impersonated her at a concert in Luca.
- When the Warrior of Light faces Yuna he says, "You can choose your own path," alluding 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, 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.
- 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.
- 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 Order's 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 opened and looking around with amazement on her face.
- Yuna can equip guns, a reference to her default class of 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.
- The added effect of Yuna's best exclusive weapon, Spira's Hope, is Cat Nip, which was a powerful accessory especially for Gunners in the original Final Fantasy X-2, where it could enable a Trigger Happy attack that dealt 9999 damage with every hit.
- 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 returns from death as a corrupted soul, the two have 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 and chasing after him despite his fighting for the side of Chaos, alludes to the plot of Final Fantasy X-2, where she, upon mistaking Shuyin for Tidus, becomes a sphere hunter in the hopes of finding him.
- At the start of Yuna's final battle with the Emperor, she states, "This is my story. It has a happy ending!", referring to 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" as she did in Final Fantasy X.
- When Cloud and Ultimecia face Yuna their lines are, "You sure have a solid resolve," and "You seem to have resolve," respectively. This alludes to the first battle against Seymour at Macalania Temple when choosing Yuna's 'Talk' command to Seymour, he responds, "Your eyes, they burn with resolve."
- When the developers decided to add Yuna 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 simultaneously. To save memory in the UMD and ease the strain put on the PlayStation Portable'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 Final Fantasy marks the first time Yuna refers to Tidus and her aeons by name, because in Final Fantasy X the player can name them.
- 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.