His naivety makes him quick to blame others for his misfortunes, and he is affected by harsh words and rash actions, especially when they involve personal subjects.
Besides coming from an upper class family and having little knowledge of how the world works, Hope has no battle experience and fears confrontation, and thus tries to flee from a fight when he has the chance.
When Hope was eight years old, he and his close friends Kai and Elida Karmic went on a school field trip to the Sunleth Waterscape with Sazh Katzroy as the pilot of their airship.
Hope's class took pictures with their toy cameras as they learned about the scenery and wildlife, and returned to a lake's shore for lunch.
Hope is a normal boy from a normal family whose childhood on Cocoon can best be described as uneventful.
Though confused by her cheerful demeanor, Hope initially turns to Vanille for emotional support and protection as she comforts him on the horrid situation he's plunged into.He has become emotionally disconnected from his memories, remembering past events as though he wasn't there.He still trusts and cares about Lightning, supporting her and promising to be on her side no matter what decisions she makes.As Lightning says in Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero -Promise-, Hope greatly resembles his mother as he inherited her silver hair, green eyes, and facial structure.Of all the playable characters, he is the shortest and the youngest.He wears gray pants, black boots, black and red storage packs along the left shoulder and waist of his coat, and retains his boomerang.In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Hope wears nearly identical attire to his Final Fantasy XIII outfit, only with a black-and-white chequered scarf rather than a green one.His l'Cie brand is on his left wrist, covered by a yellow wristband.In Final Fantasy XIII-2, Hope has slightly longer hair, retains his yellow wristband, and wears an Academy uniform of a long-sleeved yellow and white coat with a light blue necktie.Hope is close to his mother Nora, confiding in her and relying on her for protection, but has had a distant relationship with his father ever since he became a teenager.In Final Fantasy XIII Episode Zero -Promise-, it's said that Hope believes his father no longer keeps the promises he makes to him and his mother let alone listens to them, viewing work as more important than family.