Oerba Dia Vanille is the deuteragonist and the game's narrator in Final Fantasy 13
Oerba Dia Vanille is a character from the Final Fantasy 13 video game. She is a member of the group of characters known as the “l’Cie,” a group of people who are chosen by the gods to carry out a specific task. Vanille is an upbeat and cheerful person who tries to see the good in everyone and everything, but she also struggles with feelings of guilt and responsibility. In the game, she is a playable character who uses a variety of magical abilities in battle.
Vanille appears in Final Fantasy 13 and FF 13-2 with bright red hair pulled back in curly pigtails, emerald eyes, and pierced ears sporting silver hoops. She appears to be a young woman 19 years old. Vanille’s visage was reportedly influenced by Meisa Kuroki, a Japanese model, and singer. Vanille’s attire was modelled after the traditional clothing worn by Namibian Himba ladies. She is dressed in a pink halter top, an Ombre orange and yellow skirt, beige boots, and a fur pelt around her waist to carry her weapon, created from a bear she defeated. She had several bracelets on, three beaded necklaces, and a variety of other jewellery with beads strung throughout.
- Vanille has an odd, innocent demeanor.
- She cares a lot about others, especially her childhood friend Fang, and is considerate and sympathetic.
- She is soft-hearted and cries easily.
- When people make fun of her intelligence and claim she doesn’t take things seriously, she becomes offended.
- Vanille continues to be a kind and optimistic person despite many challenges and makes an effort to maintain optimism when others might give up.
- She hides her dread and shame behind her carefree façade, but when her guard is let down, she wallows in her agony and criticises herself for her shortcomings.
- She discovers her path to quitting avoiding her issues and past.
- The ability to use magic in battle, including spells that can heal allies, deal damage to enemies, and provide various types of support.
- The ability to summon powerful Eidolons to fight alongside her in battle.
- The ability to equip different combinations of runes to create unique spells, and to “fuse” runes together to create more powerful spells.
- The ability to use physical attacks in battle, including a boomerang as a weapon
- Versatility in adapting to different situations in battle.
Oerba Dia Vanille’s character has received a generally positive reception from critics and players. Many have praised her character development and the emotional depth she brings to the story. Some have also noted that her bubbly personality and unique design make her a standout character in the game. Overall, Vanille is generally well-liked by fans of the Final Fantasy series.