In a shocking admission by Final Fantasy XIII and Lightning Returns director Motomu Toriyama, he says that he created Lightning to be like his perfect wife and hopes that one day he will marry someone like her or just marry Lightning herself.Some have noticed that Toriyama has a slight obsession with Lightning, focusing on aspects like her breast size over spending time to fix the gameplay or the story in her games. Famitsu has reported that during a Q&A session with the Lightning Returns staff, Toriyama admitted to wanting to marry Lightning.
Q: Why continue Lightning’s story instead of moving onto another unrelated setting?
Nobuhiro Goto (character modeler): I created some character concepts unrelated to Lightning but…
Masaru Suzuki (designer): Toriyama-san demanded that we quit working on that and focus solely on Lightning once more.
Toriyama: I’ll admit that I said those things. There’s no shame in wanting to continue the story of a character that so many people love.
Goto: I would argue that only you love her, Toriyama-san.
Toriyama: That may be the case. But I do love her with all my heart. It’s the reason I wanted every little imperfection corrected in Lightning Returns so of course I wanted her breasts to be bigger and for them to jiggle. It’s only natural for a man to want his woman to look perfect.
Goto: I spent so many nights working on the improved model.
Suzuki: I told him that it was very unhealthy for Goto-san to spend so many hours on that character model. Instead of addressing my concerns, Toriyama-san told me to come up with a husband-like character that would look like himself.
Toriyama: That’s not going in the game though. It’s for my own personal use because I really do want to marry her.
(few seconds of silence)
Toriyama: What? I mean, if I can’t find a girl like her in real life, I will just make a marriage simulation game with Lightning so I can die happy.
Goto: I can never tell if you are serious when you say these things.
Toriyama: I am serious. In fact, I already have a few plans for this game. I doubt I will find a girl in real life who could match Lightning’s beauty and personality.
After assuring reporters that it was all a big joke, the Lightning Returns staff continued to answer questions until Toriyama started punching a reporter who jokingly said that he was going to marry Lightning first.