The solitary young woman speaks very little of herself, even her true name is a mystery. She is known to others simply as "Lightning". Lightning's weapon is a Blaze Edge, a ficitonal cross between a gun and a sword used by soldiers in experiments.
An irrepressible, fiery young man, Snow dives headfirst into danger using nothing but his powerful physique as a weapon. Snow is the head of Team Nora, a resistance group against Cocoon.
Vanille is an endearing young woman with a sunny disposition. Her bright personality gives no hint of dark resolve. She is exiled from her home village and serves as the game's narrator.
Sazh is a friendly, cheerful man who is never without his curious companions - a chocobo chick and a pair of pistols.
Hope has enjoyed an uneventful youth on Cocoon. His life is truned upside down at the hands of the Sanctum's Purge.
A raven-haired woman from the Oerba Village. She is a I'Cie from Pulse but orginally worked for the Cocoon Sanctum under Cid.