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Yuna
Japanese Name ユウナ
Romaji Yūna
Voice actor(s) Mayuko Aoki
Voice actor(s) Hedy Burress
Age 17 (Final Fantasy X)
19 (Final Fantasy X-2)
Height 5'3" (161cm)
Eye color Blue (left) and Green (right)
Hair color Brown
Laterality Right handed
Home Bevelle, Besaid
Race half-Al Bhed
Weapon(s) Rods (Final Fantasy X)
Default Dressphere Gunner
Overdrive Grand Summon
Special Dressphere Floral Fallal
Final Fantasy X Character
Final Fantasy X-2 Character
"The people and the friends that we have lost, or the dreams that have faded...never forget them."
—Yuna

Yuna is the female protagonist of Final Fantasy X and 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. The Al Bhed woman was the sister of Cid, who is the father of Rikku and Brother, Yuna's cousins. A unique trait of Yuna is her heterochromia; her left eye is a normal blue, while the right is that of a green similar to the Al Bhed race, though without the characteristic spiral.

A powerful summoner like her father, she embarks on a quest in Final Fantasy X to expel Sin, meeting Tidus during the quest he teaches her that there is more to life than sacrifice. In Final Fantasy X-2 she embarks on another quest, to uncover the mystery behind a movie sphere containing the image of a man resembling her lost love.

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Appearance

In her first appearance, in Final Fantasy X, Yuna is seen wearing an ensemble similar to those worn by Yevonites; with a blue plaited, flower-patterned dress, black boots, a black spaghetti-string camisole under a white sash of material that wraps around her neck and over her chest. A yellow patterned Obi with a Chōchō musubi knot and a decorative Obidome to sinch the cords. Two seperate, kimono-like, sleeves hanging from her upper arms complete the white and blue ensemble.

Yuna's Gunner Outfit broken down

In Final Fantasy X-2, her freedom from the Yevonite traditions are apparent in her new Gunner Dressphere outfit, as she exposes more skin. She dons a modified halter-neck top with the symbol of the Zanarkand Abes across the chest and a pink hoodie in the back. She also possesses a large pouch resting on her left hip over an ankle-length half-dress-like sash. She wields the Tiny Bee pistols while in the dress, however, while in other dresspheres, she is seen wielding her original summoning Staffs, the Nirvana, Tidus' Brotherhood and Caladbolg swords, a blue variant of Rikku's dagger blades, and Auron's Blurry Moon katana.

Yuna's brunette hair was originally straightened and shoulder-length in Final Fantasy X, however she changed her style in Final Fantasy X-2, cropping it slightly shorter and spikier in a style similar to that of Tidus save for a braided pigtail that stretches down to the ankles. Through both styles she keeps a small, blue-beaded earring that hangs from her right ear. She has a heart-shaped face with very small features in addition to the aforemention heterochromia. Her deck theme for the Lady Luck dressphere is spades and her Mascot dressphere is a Moogle. Throughout all of her wardrobe changes, she continually weares a specific silver pendant around her neck.

Story

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Final Fantasy X

"It would be so easy...to let my fate just carry me away...following this same path my whole life through. But I know...I can't. What I do, I do...with no regrets."
—Yuna
Yuna

Yuna was born in Bevelle to a Yevonite father and an Al Bhed mother. Her mother was killed in an incident involving Sin shortly after her birth, however. When Yuna was around the age of seven her father, Braska, resolved to become a Summoner to stop anyone else from suffering the lose of a loved one as he had. He enlisted an exiled warrior-monk named Auron and Jecht; a man who suddenly appeared in Spira and claimed to come from a city that no longer existed, as his Guardians. Braska began his pilgrimage to the temples of Spira to obtain the Final Aeon. While on the island of Besaid he asked Auron to take Yuna to Besaid so she may have a peaceful childhood. However, when the pilgrimage ended and Jecht and Braska sacrificed themselves to defeat Sin, Auron was mortally wounded by Yunalesca. Crawling down Mt. Gagazet, he makes it as far as the outskirts of Bevelle before he dies. Before dying, he places his mission to protect Yuna upon a Ronso named Kimahri Ronso.

Kimahri travels to Bevelle, where he meets Yuna and takes her to Besaid. Even though Kimahri initially attempted to leave afterwards, Yuna pleaded with him to stay and he complied. At Besaid, she becomes close friends with Lulu and Wakka - the two seeing her as a younger sister. Eventually, she too decides to become a Summoner like her father, and refuses to allow Lulu and Wakka to change her mind. She, Lulu and Kimahri travel through the Besaid Cloister of Trials where she begins praying to the Fayth to commence her role as a Summoner and obtain the Aeon Valefor. When she leaves the temple as a Summoner, she encounters Wakka and a young man named Tidus in the room alongside Lulu and Kimahri.

She begins her pilgrimage to Kilika with Wakka, Lulu, Kimahri and Tidus as her Guardians. Due to her previous encounters with Jecht, Tidus' father, she was the only person who believed at the beginning that Tidus came from Zanarkand. At the ruins of Kilika, she performed her first Sending and obtains the Aeon Ifrit. The group then leaves for Luca. At Luca, Yuna hears a rumor that her father's guardian, Auron, had survived and was wandering the city. She began a search with Kimahri and Tidus just before the opening Blitzball match, however Kimahri ends up in a fight with two other Ronso and Yuna herself ends up kidnapped by Al Bhed in the hopes of making the Blitzball Besaid Aurochs lose to them. However, Tidus, Kimahri and Lulu manage to rescue Yuna, while the Besaid Aurochs win their first match in 10 years. Auron becomes Yuna's guardian the group continues their pilgrimage. While traveling towards the Djose Temple, Yuna is caught up in Operation Mi'ihen, where she first meets Maester Seymour Guado and witnesses the failure of the operation against Sin. Upon reaching Djose Temple she meets another Summoner, Isaaru, and receives the Aeon Ixion. On the Moonflow, she is yet again kidnapped by the Al Bhed. Rescued this time by Tidus and Wakka her kidnapper, Rikku, opts to join the pilgrimage in an effort to keep her from harm. At Guadosalam Seymour, having headed off the group, proposes to Yuna, and she decides to visit the Farplane before making her decision. Upon the group's return from the Farplane, it is discovered that Seymour had left for Macalania Temple, and so the group proceeds to follow him.

Yuna's parents, her mother and Braska

Upon crossing the Thunder Plains on the way to Macalania, Yuna observes the contents of a Sphere left to her by Seymour's father in the Farplane and discovers that Seymour killed his own father in order to become Maester. She decides to play at marriage in order to get Seymour to talk. This backfires when her Guardians intervene and they end up killing Seymour and being chased out of the temple by the now-bloodthirsty Guado, out to kill the ones who murdered their leader. Yuna and the group escape, only to be trapped under the ice. After being saved by Sin under Jecht's influence, most of the party, except Yuna, are taken to Bikanel Island and Rikku leads them to the Al Bhed's Home. However the Guado are in the midst of an attack on the Al Bhed base. In an attempt to escape and locate Yuna, the Guardians board an airship and escape. Yuna, having been left behind by Sin, was captured by the Guado and forced to marry Seymour, who is now an Unsent. She would, however, use this opportunity to play at marriage just for a chance to Send him once and for all, as it is a Summoner's duty to lead the dead to where they belong. When her Guardians show up in an attempt to rescue her from the forced marriage she is stopped by Mika, who threatened to force the Warrior Monks to kill her friends if she continues on with the Sending. She finishes the marriage ceremony to save her friends but, when Seymour decides to have Tidus, Auron, Kimahri, Wakka, Lulu, and Rikku killed anyway, Yuna threatens to commit suicide by jumping off the church unless he frees them; when Seymour tells her that the idea was foolish, she proceeds to jump, saving herself by summoning the winged Valefor. She then escapes to Bevelle's Chamber of the Fayth, where she receives Bahamut. However, her Guardians once again follow her, the group is caught, and she is tried for murder and treason. She manages to escape her execution into Macalania Woods with her Guardians following.

Yuna and Tidus together in the Macalania Woods

Her faith in Yevon shaken, Yuna goes off to the spring to be alone with Kimahri in tow. Tidus goes after her, a mutual agreement between himself and the others, and, now knowing the truth behind the Final Summoning, apologizes for his eagerness to defeat Sin and filling her with hopes that they would be able to see his Zanarkand, believing that he had only stressed her out by doing so. However, Yuna assures him that he had in fact made her happy. Tidus attempts to convince her to quit her pilgrimage and stay with him, even toying with the idea of taking the whole group to his own Zanarkand. While Yuna considers it at first, her sense of duty to the rest of Spira was too great, and she resolved to go on; at that moment, Yuna, overwhelmed by the recent occurrences, lets down her emotional walls and breaks down crying. Tidus comforts her, and they kiss and share a moonlit tryst in the spring, with Tidus assuring her that he would always remain by her side no matter what.

On the slopes of Mt. Gagazet, Braska had left a video Sphere for Yuna, letting her know that whatever path she chose for her life, wether it be to duty or to herself, he would be proud.

Yuna and her Guardians then travel to Zanarkand, where she defies what the other summoners had done before her and refuses to sacrifice one of her Guardians to be the Final Aeon, forcing her to kill Yunalesca in self defence. Intrigued by Yunalesca's cryptic parting words, Yuna seeks out Grand Maester Mika in order to find out the truth behind Sin. Having learned the truth of Sin's rebirth, the group then hatch a plan to engage Sin head-on and venture inside to defeat the being at its core, the Unsent Summoner Yu Yevon. Yuna used all the Aeons she had obtained and managed to defeat Sin once and for all, becoming the High Summoner of the Eternal Calm. However, the destruction of Sin and Yu Yevon meant the fall of the Fayth and the death of Tidus, who was a product of the Dream Zanarkand created by Yu Yevon. During a tearful farewell Yuna tells Tidus that she loved him and after embracing Yuna, he jumps off the deck of the airship, disappearing into the Farplane. Though deeply saddened by Tidus' absence, Yuna informs the rest of Spira that she will stay strong aid in the reconstruction of Spira now that Sin was no more. Reminding them to not forget the people they have lost, or the dreams that have vanished.

Final Fantasy X-2

"I gave in, I accepted, I believed. I allowed it to be true. I thought I'd be able to go through with it without ever doubting myself. But I...It hurt so much."
—Yuna
Yuna's Final Fantasy X-2 artwork by Tetsuya Nomura.

Two years had passed since Yuna defeated Sin. Back on Besaid Island, her quiet life was shattered when she was contacted by Rikku, who had a gift from Kimahri - a sphere he found, which showed a man who bears a striking likeness to Tidus.

Yuna joins the Gullwings in order to find out more about the Sphere and wether or not it meant that Tidus was still alive. However, Yuna's Garment Grid is taken from her by a group called the LeBlanc Syndicate. Using her Garment Grid, the leader, LeBlanc, pretended to be Yuna and used her fame to gain money. Rikku and Paine enter the concert held by the fake Yuna in hopes to get Yuna's grid back. Yuna is left in Luca wearing the Mascot dressphere, where she pretends to not be "Lady Yuna". After getting her grid back, the group begins the search for Spheres.

The trio heads to Kilika Island, where they obtain a sphere. The sphere details events which the Gullwings wish they hadn't seen. However, they see 'him' in the sphere, who talks about a songstress called Lenne. Lenne resembles Yuna very much but has long hair and two earings that rest on her shoulders . The group decides to either give the sphere to the Youth League or New Yevon. Yuna, Rikku and Paine, together with Leblanc, Logos, and Ormi enter Bevelle, and manage to get down through where the old Fayth used to be, into an underground section where the sphere was found. The group must fight Baralai, the leader of the new group New Yevon, however they defeat him and enter the Vegnagun chamber, only to find Vegnagun gone and a twisted, Dark Aeon version of Bahamut in its place.
The group travels and visits Besaid Temple to rid the Dark Aeon Valefor, Kilika to beat Dark Aeon Ifrit and Djose Temple, where they defeat Dark Aeon Ixion. When they enter the chamber of the Fayth, Ixion explodes, knocking Yuna into the Farplane, where she sees 'him', however instead of Tidus the man turned out to be a look-a-like named Shuyin, an angry Unsent bent on revenge for his love's, Lenne's, death. However Yuna was able to see the real Tidus when she became trapped and heard his whistle. Upon seeing him, she tried to catch up to him, resulting in her finding herself back in Spira.

Lenne and Yuna

In an effort to quell the rising tension in Spira Yuna starts a concert on the Thunder Plains, where she wears the Songstress dressphere. As part of the concert, Shinra creates a sphere-screen so that people can better see. However, the songstress dressphere has an effect on the screen, and people end up seeing images of Lenne and Shuyin in front of Vegnagun just before their deaths.
After the concert the group travels into the depths of the Farplane, where they encounter Vegnagun. They defeat it, only for them to be attacked by Shuyin. They trick him into thinking that Yuna was Lenne, however the trick fails. They defeat him, and Lenne leaves Yuna the dressphere, encouraging Shuyin to return to the Farplane with her. He complies and the two are peacefully reunited forever.

While then leaving the Farplane, Yuna is met by the Fayth of Bahamut. He asks Yuna if she wanted another moment with "him" (Tidus), to which Yuna agrees and the Fayth find Tidus' pyreflies and restore him to life. Surfacing in Besaid, Tidus and Yuna reunite in each other's arms and Yuna begins retelling her story.

Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission

Three months after the events of Final Fantasy X-2, the now seperated members of the Gullwings had gone their own ways; with Yuna living with Tidus, Rikku working mission after mission and Paine wandering Spira by herself. However, each received a letter that called them back together to explore the Yadonoki Tower as a group. As the trio explore the ruins they converse with each other over what they'd been doing since they had seperated and why they hadn't stayed in contact. The conversations escalates as Rikku expresses her jealousy towards Yuna; who had reached her goal in life and had settled down. The angry bickering between the pair caused Paine to raise her voice against them. Eventually Paine revealed that the sender of the letters was herself; citing that it was her wish to not lose the friendship that they once shared three months previously, having learned from both her previous friendship with Nooj, Gippal and Baralai and from her own lonely travels. The trio eventually traveled to the top of the tower, where they found a broken machina and not much else, however due to their conversations they realise that the machina was a bit like their group; broken, seperated. As they vowed to be more than just strangers who had met by chance, becoming friends once again, the machina began to work, and their adventures continued...

Personality

Artwork of Yuna as a Songstress, by Yoshitaka Amano.

Yuna is a kind-hearted, loyal, honest and polite humanatarian who strives to see the best in others and has a very strong conviction to complete whatever task she feels is her duty to perform. She often places the needs of others above her own, often considering her needs secondary, or less significant, than the needs of others.

She, like most summoners, was a firm follower of Yevon's teachings and often came across as quite naive, believing that her duty to Spira's people and responsibility as a summoner was to defeat Sin. Described by Auron as serious to a fault, she would often hide her own feelings of fear, sadness, and desperation while encouraging others to express themselves in her place. She often seemed quite willing to carry others' burdens to ease their own pain, and was willing to sacrifice her own life to destroy Sin and give up chances for her own happiness if it meant it could help others. However, her contact with - and ever growing love for - Tidus caused her to begin questioning some of Yevon's teachings and became increasingly more direct and open.

When she learned of the hypocrisy in Yevon's upper levels, her Yevonite faith was profoundly shaken, but she resolved to continue her pilgrimage despite Tidus and Rikku's protests. When finally confronted with the truth of the Final Summoning and the "spiral of death" the summoner's pilgrimage ensured, her trust in Yevon was finally shattered. She refused to sacrifice one of her guardians to Yunalesca, and resolved to destroy Sin permanently without the "false hope" of the Final Aeon. After the painful sacrifice of her Aeons to destroy Yu Yevon and bring about an Eternal Calm, she was deeply saddened by Tidus' own departure, proclaiming her love for him just before he disappeared (in the Japanese original, she thanked him instead).

Three months later Yuna had undergone a complete makeover with a more revealing dress style and a new lease of life, being now freed from her former responsibilities as a summoner. Though still unflinchingly polite, soft spoken and driven, she was more worldly-wise, quite playful, and had learned to think and desire for herself. During her time with the Gullwings, Rikku served as a sort-of role model for her, as Yuna displays some of Rikku's eccentric behaviors and even uses some of Rikku's expressions, such as "Disasteriffic" and "Oh, poopie!". Though her friends would occasionally tease her as a pushover due to her inability to refuse a call for help, she could be quite stern and even intimidating if actually angered. She had also developed a strong dislike of sacrifice in the name of victory, a trait Tidus had instilled in her.

Yuna in Battle

Main article: Dressphere

In Final Fantasy X, as a Summoner and White Mage, Yuna uses various Rods to cast her magic and is protected by the Rings she wears on her left hand. As expected, her Strength and Defense are quite low, but she has very high Magic, Magic Defense, and Evasion. Yuna's Overdrive is Grand Summon.

In Final Fantasy X-2, before and during battle, Yuna can change her job class by changing dresspheres. She can use any of the common dresspheres.

Her Special Dressphere is the Floral Fallal.
Her Mascot Dressphere is the Moogle.

Scan

"She 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
"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?"
—Dossier description

Yuna's Rods

See: Yuna's Rods

Yuna's Rings

See: Yuna's Rings

Dresspheres

Yuna's Sphere Grid

Yuna's Sphere Grid area runs near Rikku's and Tidus', and her Sphere Grid color is white. The unique abilities that are in Yuna's default position on the sphere grid include the following:

Ability Description Ability Description
Pray Restores a small amount of HP to all allies NulShock Protects all allies from 1 lightning-elemental attack
Cure Restores HP NulTide Protects all allies from 1 water-elemental attack
Cura Restores greater amount of HP NulFrost Protects all allies from 1 ice-elemental attack
Curaga Restores even more HP Shell Lowers damage from magic attacks
Esuna Removes status ailments Protect Lowers damage from physical attacks
Life Revives KO'd allies Reflect Bounces magic attacks back to the caster
Full-Life Revives KO'd allies to full HP Dispel Removes positive status effects from enemies
NulBlaze Protects all allies from 1 fire-elemental attack Regen Gradually restores HP each round
Holy Deals holy magic damage


Blitzball Stats

Due to their babysitting Wakka and Lulu's baby, Vidina, the Besaid Aurochs allow the Gullwings to take their place in the tournament. Blitzball is available to play in Luca during Chapter 5 of the game. Elect to play the game as soon as you land, or drop in at the booth at Luca Stadium Entrance any time you feel like a blitzball match.


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Super Shots
Nil
Stats
LV Start Max
SP 30 30
EN 3 41
AT 3 28
PA 4 84
BL 2 73
SH 2 42
CA 1 65
RNG 39 119
REC 45 154
RCH 50 50
Yuna at the entrance of the Luca Theater


Sphere Break

Yuna Coin
Coin No. 57 Coin Value 9
Trait Coin Count Echo
Location Win from the Bevelle Core Sphere player in the Luca Stadium.

Etymology

Yuna's name is the Okinawan word for "Moon". It has also been said to mean "Bringer of peace". Yuna is also 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 an hibiscus as well.
Since Yuna's name means "moon", there is an obvious contrast between her and Tidus's name, which means "sun" in the same language. The contrast is also shown in-game as the Sun and Moon Sigil and Crest are items that upgrade Tidus and Yuna's most powerful weapons: Caladbolg and Nirvana.

Musical Themes

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"Yuna's Theme" from Final Fantasy X
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Though the actual songs are different, Yuna's themes in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 are simply called Yuna's Theme. Her theme in Final Fantasy X is a variant of Suteki Da Ne, the theme of her romance with Tidus, while in Final Fantasy X-2, her theme is an upbeat pop tune.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Kingdom Hearts II

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 all diminutive in stature and depicted as pixies. They originally are allied with Maleficent and spy on Sora, but don't seem particularly keen on being loyal to her; Rikku calls her "pret-ty lame", and the Gullwings as a whole seem out of the loop and never seem to 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 Gullwings keychain.

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special

Yuna appears as 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.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In addition to her friends and Guardians, Yuna also received training from the unsent summoner, Belgemine, during her pilgrimage.
  • Tidus and Yuna won 1st place in Game Informer magazine's "Best Couple of the Year" feature in its February 2009 issue.
  • Yuna appears as 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. 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 to the Gunner Dressphere. It should be noted that she doesn't have her long ponytail and her sash while she's a Gunner. Her main opponent is Kasumi. As of Dead Fantasy V, she's currently with Cloud, as he's apparently looking for Tifa.
  • Yuna was considered as a playable character in Dissidia Final Fantasy as the representing hero of Final Fantasy X if Seymour Guado had been chosen as the antagonist. However, Tidus and Jecht were chosen instead.
  • During the opening chase sequence where Paine and Rikku chase after the imposter "Yuna" the real Yuna can be seen in her Moogle Dressphere hiding amongst the crates in Dock 2.
  • As demonstrated by her ability to play Blitzball, Yuna can hold her breath for at least 5 minutes.
  • While Yuna professes her love for Tidus just before he disappears in the English version of Final Fantasy X, she is only able to formally thank him in the Japanese version. Making her need to see him again in Final Fantasy X-2 that much more pertentant.

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This article uses material from the "Yuna" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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