Should Lightning have been a boy?

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2 years ago#1
I mean I like to think of myself as someone who doesn't care about the sex of the MC but the truth is that it does. I feel like Lightning in 13 was just a man in a womans body. Her personality seems like it was written for a male and it felt like Square made her a chick just so they could make her a chick. It was like they took Clouds personality and shoved it into a chick.

I'm all for chick main characters as well, but when they actually feel like chicks. Not when they're just there for sex appeal or something

Now I'm not saying this because of gender issues and whatever. I personally believe the reason female characters don't work as well is simply because of how men are pressured to like manly things. And playing as a chick main character is just unappealing for that reason.
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2 years ago#2
mistermikeymike posted...
I mean I like to think of myself as someone who doesn't care about the sex of the MC but the truth is that it does. I feel like Lightning in 13 was just a man in a womans body. Her personality seems like it was written for a male and it felt like Square made her a chick just so they could make her a chick. It was like they took Clouds personality and shoved it into a chick.

I'm all for chick main characters as well, but when they actually feel like chicks. Not when they're just there for sex appeal or something

Now I'm not saying this because of gender issues and whatever. I personally believe the reason female characters don't work as well is simply because of how men are pressured to like manly things. And playing as a chick main character is just unappealing for that reason.


Then it wouldn't be Final Fantasy XIII. XIII-2, and LR then.
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2 years ago#3
What made Lightning a man? That she punched people?
2 years ago#4
I'd be lying if I said Lightning being a woman wasn't one of the reasons why I love her character >3>
2 years ago#5
What would being a guy accomplish? Tori magically gets good writing skills?
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2 years ago#6
Wait, you're telling me she isn't a man?

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2 years ago#7
Don't really see a problem. Wouldn't make her character any better or worse. She's just some tough person without a penis.
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2 years ago#8
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2 years ago#9
Ah...the old female Cloud crap.

/golfclap
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2 years ago#10
No, she is perfectly fine as a woman, thanx.

......not to mention that she didn't act like a man at all.......
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