Welcome back to Platform Nation’s very own feature article titled Character Of The Week. If you have been a longtime reader you may have noticed that we took an extended break, but now will be back stronger then ever. Sit back relax and enjoy as we continue to bring you new characters to meet every week, each with a unique story to tell. Don’t expect to see the likes of Mario or Master Chief here as the underdogs will be highlighted and brought to light. This articles goal will be to give them a voice and stage that they may have not once had. We hope that you will come as readers to be educated and stay to indulge in some great conversation in the comments section below.
Our character we selected for the return article had to be one that somehow stood out or had some meaning behind it. Much thought had to go into who or what would be picked as our character of the week. Our feature character could not be a run of the mill character but had to be someone that readers could relate with in many aspects. We hope that you will share in our joy as we highlight another great character that may have been surpassed. Without further adieu we would like to bring to you this weeks featured Character Of The Week.
Yuna’s name means “moon” in Okinawan, to oppose Tidus, whose name means “sun.” This is also represented in their respective Moon and Sun Sigils used to power their Celestial Weapons. Her dress and necklace bear images of the hibiscus flower also named “yuna.” Yuna has a unique trait in her eyes called heterochromia; her left eye is a normal blue, while the right is that of a green similar to the Al Bhed race (her mothers side), though without the characteristic spiral. Her ensemble is similar to that of fellow 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. Accenting the ensemble is a patterned Obi (which is a Japanese type sash) with a Chōchō musubi knot and a decorative Obidome to cinch the cords. Completing the get up are two separate, kimono-like, sleeves hanging from her upper arms complete the white and blue ensemble.
Yuna Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X-2 would see Yuna stepping away from traditions set forth by her Yevonite up-bringing. Yuna now shows more skin while also donning a shorter haircut than in her previous appearance. She dons a modified halter-neck top for clothing that is embroidered with the symbol of the Zanarkand Abes ( Blitzball team that Tidus played on) across the chest and a pink hoodie in the back. She also possesses a large pouch that rests on her left hip over an ankle-length half-dress-like sash. Wearing the Gunner dressphere in combat, she wields her signature Tiny Bee Pistols. Yuna’s Tiny Bee Pistols are known to fire automatic bullets as well as an enchanted magical bullet after an automatic lock on.
Yuna Final Fantasy X2
Yuna is the female protagonist of Final Fantasy X
She is also the main protagonist of the sequel Final Fantasy X-2.
Yuna was designed by Enzo and voiced by Hedy Burress in the English version while the Japanese version features her voiced by Mayuko Aoki. Yuna is the only symbol of hope for the world of Spira, yet she fully understands what her role is. Yuna has many traits that make her easy to like, she is a gentle and honest person who seems to care more of others than of herself. Yuna seems to be loved and respected by all the characters of Final Fantasy X. Auron, Wakka, Lulu, Kimari, Tidus and Rikku become her trusted guardians.
Yuna will find 60 different staffs throughout the game, each with a different ability that only she can utilize. She also has the ability to summon great beasts called Aeons that she can also use in battle. When Yuna invokes an Aeon, it becomes a playable character in your party. Playing as Yuna, you will have the possibility to use any of the abilities of the Aeons she can invoke which gives you almost endless possibilities. Aeons can defend, attack, cast spells (just like any character in the game) and each also has a unique overdrive. Ifrit, Shiva and Bahamut show up again just like in previous Final Fantasy titles. New to the party are Valfor (similar to Phoenix from preceding Final Fantasy games), Youjinbo, Ixion, Anima, and the Magus Sisters. Yuna must complete side quests to obtain all forms of Aeons present in the game.
Yuna will also find herself by the end of the game in love with the leading male character, Tidus, but finds out just how much love hurts.
This concludes this weeks episode of Character Of The Week. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed your stay. Please, if you have any comments on the article, feel free to share them below!! Also, suggestions for future characters to be featured would be welcome and all will be taken into consideration. On to our next adventure! Who will we see featured as we go forward into next week? Make sure to check back often as new and exciting characters will be featured.