Recently Kotaku ran an article where the writer explained that they had their sexual awakening while playing Final Fantasy X.
This didn’t strike me as odd, until I noticed that the author focuses heavily on the relationship between Tidus and Yuna, ignoring the obvious Best Girl of the game. I’m talking, of course, about Lulu, the goth big sister-figure to Yuna who handles the elemental damage spellcasting duties for the party as they journey across Spira.
So today we’re giving her the attention she is due by featuring her on our weekly Waifu Wednesday. Because here at Rice Digital, we’re all about righting wrongs (and anime tiddies).
Who is Lulu?
Some people take the role of Big Sister very seriously. For Lulu, it became a full-time occupation as she travelled with Yuna across the world in order to defeat Sin, the city-destroying monster that terrorises the people of Spira. Armed with her ability to cast powerful elemental magics, a dour attitude, and a very low-cut dress with far too many belts, she proves a powerful ally and a frightening enemy to have to face. As a Guardian, Lulu is one of the first people to join your party and remains a solid choice to bring with you throughout the story.
Lulu’s goth look isn’t just for show, however. As the story unfolds, we discover that she is in mourning for her ex-boyfriend, who was killed while fighting Sin. This manifests in her being harsh and sardonic toward everyone around her, except for Yuna. Like everyone else in the party, she takes her role of protecting Yuna very seriously and the few kind words she offers are generally directed to the young summoner.
Why we love her
Fans who have been paying attention will know that I have a type and that type is “women who scare me”, of which Lulu is one of the scariest. With some of the most powerful magical spells at her disposal and the ever-intimidating Auron standing just behind her, Lulu is not one to be trifled with. She can be cold at times but still loves and cares deeply for those around her, even warming up to Wakka over the course of the game. If she can find a redeeming quality to Wakka, then there might even be hope for me, right?
Like most characters that fall into the “women who scare me” category, Lulu eventually opens up about herself, revealing her (incredibly well-founded) distrust of the dominant religion of Spira as well as those at the top of it. She walks into every situation with confidence and direction, never seeming at a loss for words. Normally those words are scathing, but that is just part of the attraction. Never underestimate the value of someone who will tell it like it is.
Why you’ll love her
With her powerful magic attacks and “big tiddy goth girlfriend” aesthetic, it is hard to find a reason not to love Lulu. She knows she is beautiful, as well, adding Tidus to “the list” if the player chooses to express their attraction toward her. Confidence like that is hard to come by, so it’s no surprise that she so effortlessly captured our attention. Lulu doesn’t need your attention and she doesn’t need your affection, but she will gladly accept your adoration.
If you’re like me and like women who can light you on fire with a thought, Lulu is going to be right up your street. You can pick up Final Fantasy X (and its criminally underrated sequel, X-2) for all the consoles and even Steam, so you’ve got no excuse not to check out our girl.
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