Lightning (Japanese: ライトニング,Raitoningu), original name as Claire Farron (Japanese: エクレール・ファロン,Ekurēru Faron, Eclair Farron) in the Japanese version, is a Rank S Yo-kai of the Brave tribe. She is a character from the Final Fantasy series, appearing as the protagonist of Final Fantasy VIII.
Lightning is a young woman with wavy rose pink hair and pale aqua eyes. Lightning's eye color has been officially noted to be blue, though in the FMVs and promotional art they often appear green due to green aspects around the pupil. In Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fragments Before, Serah says Lightning resembles their mother.
In Final Fantasy XIII, she wears a variation of the standard Guardian Corps uniform. The green metallic pauldron over her left shoulder bearing
yellow stripes denotes her previous rank as a sergeant. She carries her gunblade in a black case which hangs off her belt, and wears a necklace with a lightning bolt pendant. Her l'Cie brand is located slightly above her left breast. She has a navel piercing, although it can be difficult to spot.