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Mother Lightning by Owlteria Mother Lightning by Owlteria
Okay, this is a scene from my fanfiction where Lightning is an awesome mother (^◇^)
I really wanted to see her with a child and that's what came out of a quick 10 minute sketch with crappy color. But I've captured the scene very well imo, exactly like I imagined. I love their expressions. I had it in my mind and I wanted to bring it on paper as quickly as possible :D

Sorry about my inner cinema, but it's only fanfiction. I think Lightning would be a great mother if she get used to it (^Д^) She did a more or less good job on Hope in the main game, haha ^o^
So what do you think about Light as a mother figure?

Lightning belongs to Square Enix
Artwork (c) me
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KKBatoretto Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Your colouring is amazing!

I think Lightning would work really well as a mother since, like you said, she was a really good motherly role figure to Hope. That's why I can't imagine them as a couple!

And I love how the kid has purple hair, makes me think of Caius! I really like Lightning and Caius together, and it annoys me because it was doomed since the beginning! Though despite that I mostly imagine lightning as Asexual and Serah is the most important thing for her, I don't imagine her being with any guy because Serah is too important.
Owlteria Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your opinion! It was FFXIII's most big plot failure: making the story Serah-central. That useless character destroyed every story part which includes NOT Lightning or Snow. I really wanted to learn more about Fang and Vanilles life on Grande Pulse or other supporting characters. But...FFXIII, especially LR is only about Lightning/Serah/Snow, more or less.
Anyway, thanks though!
KKBatoretto Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, apparently they were thinking of making Vanille the main character at some point, and I personally think it would have worked better, because in the end, the game was actually about Vanille and Fang and Lightning and Co. Were completely irrelevant
dainlord Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
bitte schick mir einen link mit der geschichte!!! ich kann mir lightning auch sehr gute als mutter vorstellen^^
Owlteria Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, du bekommst eine Nachricht von mir :)
Timingchameleon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
final fantasy 13- the third :starring lightning and (whos?) son lol
xtaysamaxGirlLovex Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love Lightning as a mother figure but I always picture her as a single mother. I just don't like her being with a man (Final Fantasy men or not). The American idea is that men are superior and Women are inferior so it would REALLY anger me if someone that didn't know Lightning saw that I paired her with a man and then thought of her as inferior because of it. So to make her a single mom I just made Noctis the biological father and then turned him into a complete douche by making him cheat on Lightning (and I made the baby look nothing like him XD). No offense to Noctis lovers or anything I'm not trying to bash him it's just part of my story (in case any Noctis lovers see this comment). Although for some reason I DESPISE Noctis. No idea why I just hate his guts.

Anyways, I really like this picture and the whole Lightning Mom type series you've been doing <3
lucky1One Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
i totally agree with u she would be a great mom.she was after all the mother figure for serah
Owlteria Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your comment!
Actually, I comprehend and support your point of view. First: I can't say anything about Noctis, since I don't know anything about him because Versus hasn't been released yet. Second: I hate crossovers. With a few exceptions. But usually, I hate them and FFXIII Lightning with Noctis together is a crossover. Third: I don't understand why "Lightis"-Fans prefer the Lighting/Noctis couple; They have nothing to do with each other and their relationship is completely pointless. Well, I don't like that kind of pairing after all, but I accept everyone's opinion, no matter how different they are. Maybe Noctis is a nice guy and he will be more interesting when I'm able to play Versus but for now it's just to early to form a view on him. Not least because of the lack of Versus information. (-_-°)
For Lightning, I think she's fine with a guy (It still depends who). But in her case, the man is always definitely the inferior! XD So I guess it's not bad at all to pair her up with a man...but everyone has different opinions and that's okay how it is. :nod:

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it! (^Д^)
xtaysamaxGirlLovex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't mind crossovers depending on who the person is. I like pairing Lightning with Tifa or Aerith because of their personalities (and nothing to do with Cloud). Or Yuna. When I do crossovers I do it based on personality rather than their story and/or universe. Noctis is just a prince who thinks his life is so difficult since he has to fight a girl he loves since she's from the opposing kingdom. Obviously there's more to it but that pretty much sums up the whole storyline in basic (and fairly boring to me honestly) terms. Most people pair him with Lightning because they think he's a cool emo prince which is definitely not a good reason to pair him with her. But that's just my opinion on the situation. Like I said, to each their own.
Not intentionally trying to make you uncomfortable or anything but my view on pairing Lightning with men is also influenced by the fact that I prefer female-female relationships over female-male. Especially with Lighty-Bear. Although in girl-girl relationships they can't realisticly reproduce so if I want to make them have babies I have to invent some creative way that one could get the other pregnant. For instance, when both agree to conceive the one wishing to impregnate the other places their palm over the other's pelvis. Genes representing all of their different traits (randomly picked by the body) are manifested into cell-things (similar to sperm) and transfered into the other's body to search for an egg. =] And I just came up with that idea right this very second ;D!

No problem! ;3
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