Yusufa is shown to wear a blue dancer's outfit that consist of a short decorated crop top and a long loincloth much like Primrose and the other dancers, she is also shown to have short brown hair that reaches to her chin, along with wearing a decorated necklace as well.
Yusufa is normally kind, but when seeing an injustice she is shown to stand up to people. She is also shown to be friendly, as she managed to befriend Primrose, a cold and closed-off girl who was constantly ostracized by the other dancers.
When she was a child, Yusufa was sold to Helgenish in Sunshade, presumably by her parents. Upon arrival, Yusufa felt lonely and excluded, as everyone else was "cruel" and "miserable". However, she eventually found strength due to Primrose and her strong demeanour.
During the events of Octopath Traveler, Yusufa is shown to be the only dancer who likes Primrose. She stands up for Primrose when she is mocked by the other dancers. Later, when Primrose identifies one of the three men who killed her father, Yusufa helps Primrose pursue him by distracting Helgenish. However, as a result of this, she is captured by Helgenish and murdered in front of Primrose. As she is dying, Yusufa recalls her history to Primrose and asks her if she considers her a friend. Yusufa dies happy after Primrose confirms that Yusufa is indeed her friend.
Primrose Azelhart: Her best friend
- "I was worried about you. How is your foot?" —to Primrose Azelhart
"Yusufa" is novel derivative of "Yusuf", a popular male name in the world from which Joseph is derived. Yusuf/Joseph is a prominent figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Through betrayal, he was sold into slavery when he was a child.