Claire “Lightning” Farron is one insanely popular video-game heroine, albeit most gamers of the west seem loth to admit it. In Japan, Lightning was voted the all-time favorite Final Fantasy female, beating Yuna, Tifa and Aeris. Lighting has become a cultural gaming icon: a role model known for her courage and elegance.
So how is it that this inspirational character from Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 became the focus of bra-size and jiggling breast conversations leading up to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII? What happened along the way?