kaibasgirl - This one is for you even though you’ve never read Homestuck, buuuuut it’s about the Final Fantasy XIII series so I know you’ll love it. Anyway, in the multimedia hypertext webcomic Homestuck, the characters come to play a game called Sburb (basically) - within which they have to grow into their Roles, which are a combination of Class and Aspect. Class is sort of like a class in a video game - some are gender-specific or biased towards a certain gender, plus it’s implied that there are pairs of related/inverse/opposite classes. And aspect is sort of like an element or allegorical focus, with a similar inverse/opposite pairs deal. Homestuck canon mentions fourteen Classes (two “master classes”, Muse and Lord, plus Page, Heir, Seer, Sylph, Bard, Rogue, Mage, Maid, Thief, Knight, Prince, and Witch) and Twelve Aspects (Space, Time, Life, Doom, Light, Void, Breath, Blood, Heart, Mind, Hope, and Rage). Nowwwww that you got that infordump, here’s the FFXIII part:
It’s fun to think up what roles characters from other media are/would get. And I was thinking, Hope would be a Page of Light. Page is a class that starts off very weak, unable to really use his aspect productively, and Light is knowledge/information, fortune, uncovering hidden information, and narrative focus - which fits with Hope, who starts off the youngest and in some ways most unsure (Pages being childlike.naive/innocent/lacking maturity to start), incapable of using his talents productively, but with a drive to increase fortune around him, to access narrative import and information, being all researchy and stuff.
Lightning, meanwhile, is definitely a Maid of Hope. Maids are probably an active class (they empower themselves with their Aspect in some way, that is), who appear to be in service to their Aspect - which Lightning grows into as the Guardian of Souls and whatnot. Her aspect is certainly Hope - which is associated with hopefulness, belief in the impossible, angels/the divine, and potential. Lightning is in service to the hope of all the souls, is angelically associated, and bound to the potential of the new world.
I find it cute that in this setup Hope is a Page of Light - because he kinda is Light’s page, her herald, the one she mentors and guides, her follower and banner-carrier, perhaps? And Light is a Maid of Hope - possibly stuck cleaning up Hope’s messes, &c.
(There are a few other obvious roles - Yeul is a Seer of Doom, Serah a Sylph of Time, Snow a Knight of Heart …)