Paine was a playable character who first appeared in Final Fantasy X-2. She was one of the three playable characters, and the most reserved of the girls. Her past was a mystery for most of the game but hints at her connection to the Crimson Squad.

During the Dissidian Wars, she acted as a lone wolf, allying herself to Chaos. It was through the intervention of Yuna that she later sided with Cosmos in various Cycles. Due to similar personalities she was both fascinated and often at odds with Squall.


Paine's Base Attire is her starter outfits as a Warrior. Her EX Mode is her Full Throttle Dressphere

Paine's alternative outfit 'Gothic Fighter' is based on her artwork where she is portrayed in longer darker clothes but less ornate

Her 3rd Outfit 'Black Nightmare' is her Dark Knight Dressphere, Dressing Paine in spiky black armour.

Her DLC Outfit 'Demon Warrior' is her Samurai Dressphere, dressing her in ornate battle armour and equiping a large katana.

Paine's Manikin Ephemeral Punisher is Orange


A Brave Chainer, Paine has only one HP attack for main use. However she has a large arsenal of Brave to HP attacks allowing her to chain her attacks for HP damage instead. Her speed is fast and she can attack quite quickly with mild guard-breaking potential. In EX Mode she does gain several long-range HP attacks to make up for her limitations.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Flametongue Ground Swings a sword glowing with flames that can knock opponents away.
Ice Brand Ground Stabs quickly forward with an Ice-covered sword, Can initiate a chase.
Darkness Ground/ Aerial Fires dark orbs at opponent that swirl, knocking them towards Paine. Blocks magic attacks
Liquid Steel Aerial Stabs downwards from the air with a stream of water flowing from her sword.
Thunder Blade Aerial Spins a Sword round creating a bolt of vertical lightning below Paine

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Sword Strike Ground/ Aerial Swing sword in an upwards arc to knock the opponent away. Can be Wall Rushed for additional damage.

Brave to HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Sinister Blade Ground (Chained from Flamtongue or Ice Brand) Stabs with weapon, if it connects follows up with a blast of darkness from hand. Can Wall Rush for extra damage
Shock Strike Ground/ Aerial (Chained from Flametongue or Thunder Blade) Stab opponent with sword and follow up with a large explosion sending opponent flying.
Cold Steel Ground/ Aerial (Chained from Ice Brand or Liquid Steel) Rushes at opponent and swings sword in a circle round Paine. Stuns opponent if on the ground, throws opponents if in the air.
Black Sky Aerial (Chained from Thunder Blade or Liquid Steel) Charges or Drops into opponent and slashes quickly at them before leaping off.

EX Mode - Full Throttle

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate during EX Mode
Glide EX Ability Glides through the Air by holding X
SOS Critical EX Ability Increases Paine’s damage output , the lower her current HP is in relation to her max HP.
Sword Dance EX Burst Paine charges at her opponent and proceeds to slash continually at them. This EX Mode works like Jecht’s because it uses two timers to determine the strength of her end attacks. If both arrows are stopped in the centre she finishes with two ripping strikes, if one arrow is stopped only one strike, if none are stopped she merely stabs her target.

HP Attacks - EX Mode

Name Type Description
Fiers Ground Strikes opponent from a distance with blades and can stun them
Violent Wing Ground Slashes forward and releases a shockwave that travels a long-distance.
Sword Strike Ground/ Aerial Swings wing swords in an upwards arc, then stabs forward to knock the opponent away. Can be Wall Rushed for additional damage.
Buckle Feather Aerial Strikes repeatedly at opponent with wings. Unblockable and breaks guards.
Crazy Wing Aerial Fires sword feathers at opponent. Slightly home in on opponent.


Paine can equip Swords, Greatswords, Daggers, Katanas, Parrying Weapons, Bangles, Hats, Hairpins, Clothing, Light Armour and Female Exclusives.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Black Blade 30 ATK +44
DEF -1
Physical Attack +5% Trade: 61,000 gil, Rapier, Scarletite x1, Punisher's Desire x5
Skullsword 90 ATK +63
DEF -1
Physical Attack + 7% Trade: 158,000 gil, Blade Blade, Electrum x1, Punisher's Dream x5
Crimson Blood 100 ATK +69
DEF -1
Physical Attack +10%
Last Chance Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Skullsword, Crimson Sphere x1, Punisher's Hopes x5