Seriously what's with the people putting Lightning in their list, the game hasn't even released yet so how can she be one of the Top 5 Characters of this gen, we don't even know what she does in her own game, there's no reason a character who's game has yet to even be released should be on a list of best characters.
Lightning RULES & will be the most famous FF character ever!
Your just jealous!!!!!!!!
Well who wouldn't want to be as popular as Lightning =P
Seriously though if you looked at the list, you'd see that the chocies were based on what the characters did in their games and their backstories and how they relate to the games stories as well as their personalities, since FFXIII hasn't even been released yet I don't see how Lightning could make a best character list.
You obviously haven't read the FF13 novels released by S-E online
Lightning sacrificed her name & dreams for her sister, is hot, has a cool sword, has a great voice, nice hairstyle & cool summon
What more do you need?!!!!!