New rule: if it exists, there is a Skyrim mod for it. There’s bound to be other Final Fantasy mods for Bethesda’s Nordic opus out there already, but this is the first one flashy enough to catch my attention. It helps that I actually liked Lightning as a character; it’s just too bad that she was stuck carrying such a mediocre game in Final Fantasy XIII.
There are questions lingering in my mind, of course. Perhaps most importantly: what’s the point of this, exactly? Skyrim is always best played in first-person view, which means that you wouldn’t actually see your fancy Lightning model anyway, unless you’re constantly switching your perspective out to third-person just for a quick glance. “Yup, still lookin’ good!” you’ll say, before going back to hacking at things with swords.
If you apply this mod to NPCs instead, or a companion character, assuming you even can, then maybe that’s something. But there’s still the uncomfortable incongruity involved whenever you copy-pasta a Japanese-designed character into a western-developed game. More power to you if you’re unaffected by that style clash, but I’m not sure if it’s something I could deal with, short of completely replacing every other character in there.