I know this sounds like a trick question. Over the years, we’ve seen several Warriors of Light. Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy III and V all had them. But while these characters comprise a group, some characters share the title of “Warrior of Light”. This would suggest that one Warrior of Light exists as THE Warrior of Light. But why the multiple Warriors of Light? And who is it?
When we think of the Warrior of Light, his traditional image from Dissidia comes to mind:
The Warrior of Light’s base outfit is adapted from Yoshitaka Amano‘s artwork of the Knight class from the original Final Fantasy. He wears pale blue armor with gold and khaki details, a horned helmet, and a long khaki cape. He has aquamarine eyes and long, silver hair. The Warrior’s appearance as a knight in his EX Mode is based on the Knight artwork for Final Fantasy, giving his armor various red and yellow highlights, coloring his cape gold, and shifting the horns of his helmet down to point forward
Due to technical limitations, the first Warrior of Light had red and clothing. Later editions give Warrior of Light dirty blonde hair. However, here, is name is Fighter. He upgrades to Knight. In Dissidia, this Warrior of Light is simply THE representative of Final Fantasy I’s Warriors of Light. He’s also a manikin from World B and thus based on the Warriors of Light from World A.
However, Final Fantasy Mobius has another Warrior of Light:
Wol is a “Blank,” one of the young men who wash ashore the strange land of Palamecia without any memory of their past.
Through his travels, he learns a great deal about himself as much as the secrets behind the laws and the great prophecy that rule over Palamecia.—Official site description.
They each have white hair, denoting their otherworldliness. And both are a part of the prophecy. However, unlike the previous Warrior of Light, who’s calm, stoic, and tactical, this one is sarcastic. Also, his name is literally “Wol”.
Final Fantasy XIV has a Warriors of Light that the players can create. And this is who I think it is. I think it’s…
That’s right. You. Or rather us. Final Fantasy I outright says it. The quote:
The Warrior who broke the 2000 year Time-Loop is truly a LIGHT WARRIOR…
That warrior was YOU!
That’s because you take on the task of saving the world everytime you play the game. You help out random strangers with their problems and save the world. However, it doesn’t solve the problem of why so many people can hold the title.