Ultimecia was a strange villain. We don’t really know much of her actual plan, except for to become a “living god”. Otherwise, she was kinda weird. The Dissidia games don’t do her eccentric nature justice (her voice actor is much more sultry than I imagined). So why was her personality so weird?
Schizotypal Personality Disorder. A pattern of peculiarities best describes those with a schizotypal personality disorder. People may have odd or eccentric manners of speaking or dressing. Strange, outlandish or paranoid beliefs and thoughts are common. People with schizotypal personality disorder have difficulties forming relationships and experience extreme anxiety in social situations. They may react inappropriately or not react at all during a conversation or they may talk to themselves. They also display signs of “magical thinking” by saying they can see into the future or read other people’s minds.
In the case of Ultimecia, she actually can read minds. She does have magical powers (as opposed to just magical thinking). And she does use them to subtly provide the world with hidden messages of her coming. Can these still be evidence of a personality disorder? Yes, I think so. In a world where magic exists, being a magical entity can warp one’s minds to have these personality traits.
But, like Squall, her emotions are flat at times, yet wildly inappropriate:
…Lowlifes. …Shameless filthy wretches. How you celebrate my ascension with such joy. Hailing the very one whom you have condemned for generations. Have you no shame? What happened to the evil, ruthless sorceress from your fantasies? The cold-blooded tyrant that slaughtered countless men and destroyed many nations? Where is she now? She stands before your very eyes to become your new ruler. HAHAHAHAHA! A new era has just begun. This is reality. No one can help you. Sit back and enjoy the show. Rest assured, you fools. Your time will come. This is only the beginning. Let us start a new reign of terror. I will let you live a fantasy beyond your imagination.
“…SeeD… SeeD……SeeD…… SeeD, SeeD, SeeD! Kurse all SeeDs. Swarming like lokusts akross generations. You disgust me. The world was on the brink of that ever-elusive ‘time kompression’. Insolent fools! Your vain krusade ends here, SeeDs. The price for your meddling is death beyond death. I shall send you to a dimension beyond your imagining. There, I will reign, and you will be my slaves for eternity. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.”
Ultimecia wears a skin-tight red gown with a plunging neckline that exposes her neck, chest, stomach and abdomen, and only partially obscures her breasts. A black collar extends down the neckline to her waist; the collar rests over her shoulders and covers the junction of her black feathered wings.
Her ending speech seems to be a reflection of her social anxiety and a lack of discomfort with close relationships.