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We understand she's embarrassed about her real name Lalatina and noble status. But was it ever explained how/why she specifically came to choose to go by Darkness of all possible names?

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There is nothing confirmed, but there are a lot of possibilities.

  1. Darkness is a status effect in Final Fantasy, which is also known as Blind. It makes the affected miss their attacks. So her nickname could be a reference to this.

  2. It could refer to her masochism, her inner "Darkness"

  3. It could be a slightly modified Dustiness. Dustiness in Japanese is ダスティネス. Darkness is ダクネス.

Keeping the first and the last two katakana of Dustiness, changing the "su" ス into a similar looking "ku" ク and discarding the other two katakana, and you have Darkness.

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