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Women of Final Fantasy - The Best Fan Art Including Lightning, Yuna, Tifa and More

By Jo Craig

June 29, 2021

Final Fantasy has no shortage of beautiful characters with ethereal faces and the best hair you’ll ever see in pop culture. 

It’s also no secret that the long-running franchise has predominantly been helmed by male leads, with memorable female characters scattered within each title. 

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of fan art celebrating the women of Final Fantasy, from Lightning to Yuna, with a few Final Fantasy 7 favorites.

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Lightning – Final Fantasy 13

Raivis Draka is a freelance artist from Latvia who has created an atmospheric image for Final Fantasy 13‘s Lightning in her element.

Raivis Draka

Terra Branford – Final Fantasy 6

Muju‘s explosive display of warm colors in this renaissance style brings new life to the character who produced one of Final Fantasy‘s most recognizable themes.

muju

Lunafreya Nox Fleuret – Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy fans wished they had seen more of this character during 15‘s narrative, but this artwork by EssyIt is a wonderful reminder of her small part as she waits for Leviathan.

EssyIt

Aranea Highwind – Final Fantasy 15

This character also had a small part in 15‘s narrative, where she served as a boss before the mercenary joined Noctis’ party for a short while.

Baka-neearts‘ royal portrait emphasizes Aranea’s dominance and highlights the red tints to her armor.

Baka-neearts

Aerith Gainsborough – Final Fantasy 7 / Remake

Aerith’s thoughtful portrait by SteamyTomato is mindful of the Ancient’s innocence and kind-hearted demeanor, shedding some light over Midgar.

SteamyTomato

Tifa Lockhart – Final Fantasy 7 / Remake

Tifa has become one of Final Fantasy‘s most popular female characters, and this portrait by Liang-Xing is a beautiful illustration.

The colorful overhead stars is reminiscent of Tifa’s childhood scene with Cloud before he sets off for Soldier training.

Liang-Xing

Yuna – Final Fantasy 10

Most millennials will remember Yuna from the Final Fantasy installment of that era, posing as a playable character and summoner, before going on to lead Final Fantasy X-2.

This abstract image by sasanomesi combines many elements from Final Fantasy 10, including the Bahamut summon and the main character Tidus.

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Jo Craig
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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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