// Vanille: Whatcha doing?
// Snow: I was uh, talking to Serah. Just telling her that…we’re all gonna be okay.
// Vanille: Serah, you’d been crying, hadn’t you? Back when we first met?
I have been inspired by the amazing Livvy to talk a bit about the default roles of each Final Fantasy XIII character and what they say about them. Of this six roles (Damage dealing COMmando ; magic slinging RAVager ; defensive SENtinel ; buffing SYNergist ; debuffing SABoteur ; and healing MEDic), each character in XIII is intended to mainly develop three of those roles throughout the game. While in the late parts of the game you have the freedom to develop in all six roles, off-roles from the main ones cost far more CP (effectively experience) to develop.
Surprisingly, much of the characters’ personalities are actually reflected in their mechanics - the roles they have, sometimes the roles they don’t have, and occasionally even what abilities they learn in the roles!
So hit the jump for coverage, but be aware there are some spoilers involved!