The protagonist of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Noctis Lucis Caelum(ノクティス・ルシス・チェラム, Nokutisu Rushisu Cheramu)is the last heir to the Caelum Dynasty, which rules over the only remaining city-state that controls the Crystals. Noctis attempts to protect his city-state against those who seek to conquer it and take the Crystals by force. Nomura has compared Noctis's family to the modern-day Japanese mafia. The color of his eyes have been shown to change from blue to crimson during battle; according to Nomura, the color changes are both intentional and significant.Noctis's full name is Latin (albeit incorrectly inflected) for "Light of the Night Skyand his nickname is "Noct".
His Personality Noctis's personality is different from any other character in the Final Fantasy franchise(including that of Cloud Strife of Final Fantasy VII and Squall Leonhart of Final Fantasy VIII)and is one that Nomura had wanted to try out for a long time.In the past, protagonists were given strong personalities while distinctive ones were delegated to the supporting cast, but Nomura states that Noctis's idiosyncrasies mark a departure from this tradition.Although his character is said to be hard to define given his complexities,a good measure of his personality can be sensed from his first meeting with Stella.Noctis hides his shyness underneath a façade of coolness in front of her, which creates a cold and unsociable impression.However, he smiles and acts more openly around his friends,a testament to Nomura's statement that "[Noctis] is not the least bit a silent, gloomy little boy x3