Lightning comes off as cold and uncaring at first. She does not give much attention to those she does not care for deeply. She tends to hide her true feelings and close herself off from other people. She holds a great deal of responsibility on her shoulders. She has a very strong sense of duty and loyalty. She took on the role of a Guardian Corps member and it fit her well. It hardened her to others, however, just a little more.
She holds a lot of guilt for the things she has done. She hides her emotions well, but those closest to her can see through her defenses. She is level headed, and tends not to rush into things unless the situation demands it. She prefers to be careful and keep the people she cares about safe. Though, she is quick to take a hit to protect others. She is a straightforward and generally honest person. She is willing to fight for what she believes in and doesn't let others stand in her way. She is easily aggravated by the “hero” personality, especially when it puts the person and the people around them in constant danger. She has little patience for stupidity and naivety. She cares about people fiercely, and have mercy for anyone that stands in her way. She has determination like no other and if you hurt the things she cares about you are as good as dead.
Lately things have been...hard. For a while she felt better. Lighter, carefree and actually happy. But having her emotions sapped out of her by Bhunivelze was sure to have some negative effects. She goes between her emotions being too much, too fast, to seemingly nothing at all. She’s not had time to speak to anyone about it, but it’s a moot point now. She’s angry that is seems once again she’s meant to fight, the only reason she can imagine she'd be brought to some strange world, when she wanted nothing more than to leave that on the shoulders of someone else. No god or Fal’Cie could make her bend but these world’s rules seemed...different.
Light's hard to get close to. She's closed off and cold, but she's not unwilling to set down her pride when she needs to. If she considers you a friend she would fight and die for you. She'd rather die than see anyone she cares for hurt, though she's not always successful in that.
She won't go out of her way to make enemies, but she's not exactly known for kindness or warmth. Her aloof demanor, and quite frankly mean tendencies will make her quite a few enemies. Not to mention she has a knack for getting thrown into wars that aren't her own. She's tired of playing knight to gods. Or pawn....whichever it may be.
Lightning is fairly closed off to this idea. Though, not for the reasons she tells herself. There is a chance someone might be able to melt her frozen heart. She's not particularly open to love, however, physical entanglements aren't off the table entirely. Just know that for the most part there won't be any sort of romantic emotions attached to that. Her heart belongs somewhere else. ( I ship Hope and Lightning. No matter what her feelings for him are pretty strong but she's written it off as impossible for a whole list of reasons. I won't force anything if it's not a reciprocated ship but there will be at least some one sided emotions there.)