"The current bearer of the Lucian Throne. In spite of his younger appearance, Noctis bears the makings of a true king, and ultimately a hero who despises tyranny and tragedy above all else."
After being trapped in fourteen harrowing cycles of death and rebirth for the Astral God King Bahamut's own amusement, Noctis learns of Bahamut's true nature late in the fifteenth and final cycle. Now with the treacherous dragon ultimately destroyed, his lies are exposed and the Lucian bloodline, including Ardyn, are redeemed of their complicity in Bahamut's evil, with Noctis and Lunafreya surviving to live happily together.
"Spare me your 'sacrifices must be made for the greater good' nonsense, you lying sociopath!"
Having matured a great deal afer learning the full truth about Ardyn, Noctis is now resolute, courageous, empathetic, heroic, and deplores the needless suffering of others to the point of going out of his own way to alleviate or even prevent such tragedy that comes with the cruelest situations imaginable. Noctis has an enormous sense of responsibility in doing everything within his power to ensure the masses and even his closest allies never have to be sacrificed or betrayed for any greater good. He also has high respect for Sora, despite their differences, and Lightning.
Noctis does not tolerate narrow-minded, fatalistic egotists like the self-deified DracoRex who used his family and lied to the people of Eos, and shows little hesitation in killing anyone who sinks as low as the Draconian had. This is because among the terrible consequences Bahamut's actions had despite his final defeat, the fact that Noctis will always be (somewhat) haunted by his and Luna's continuous previous deaths at the hands of the Great Betrayer, and that Bahamut made Somnus Lucis Caelum into a hypocrite and such a massively controversial figure, are among the most horrifying.
Noctis' appearance in Kingdom Hearts IV and onward is exactly the same as his original design as first seen in the E3 2006 trailer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
He is also planned to have an original character theme, Cruel Fate's Demise (残酷な運命の終焉 Zankoku na Unmei no Shūen), performed by Ichiro Mizuki of Mazinger fame.
- Noctis, at some point, alludes to Stella Nox Fleuret, Lunafreya's spiritual predecessor who was also planned to appear in Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
- Stella is also the name of the daughter he and Lunafreya conceived after The Dawn of the Future.
- Noctis' backstory, and also his late appearance in the game is a metaphorical allegory of Final Fantasy Versus XIII's development cycle, cancellation, and to a lesser extent, it's revival as Final Fantasy XV.
- The fact that he died thirteen times in Bahamut's "game of fate" is an allusion to the numbers 13 and 15. This plot point was conceived to help maintain continuity between the game and novel without entirely compromising the impact of Bahamut's heinous actions.
- An earlier version of Gokai's "Versus XV theory" stipulated that Makuta Scryptorek altered time and space to keep the Dawn of the Future from happening until Scryptorek's death; this would have served as an allegory to the DLCs' cancellation and revival in novel format, and is/was also why Noctis would not appear in Bionic Fantasy even if GokaiWhite had wanted to include him.
- The two new Supreme Royal Arms made for Noctis, which function even if the Ring of the Lucii is no longer intact, are named in reference to: