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List of the best Final Fantasy characters from the original game to the newest titles in the series. These unforgettable characters, including Cid and Cloud Strife, are probably partially responsible for high sales across the Final Fantasy franchise, having sold millions of copies. Because of the popularity of the “Final Fantasy” franchise, some might even consider these characters among the greatest video game characters ever created. But which Final Fantasy characters are the best?

Choosing the best or greatest Final Fantasy characters can be difficult for both casual players and hardcore fans alike. There are powerful warriors, sensual sorceresses, and next-to-impossible bosses, all of whom come alive for players as they progress through the game. Most players generally, however, rank newer characters among their favorites, perhaps because of the higher quality graphics and game play newer systems allow. Technology has come a long way since the introduction of Final Fantasy in 1987.

Improvements don’t mean that older characters aren’t memorable or aren't integral parts of the Final Fantasy franchise, though. For example, can you imagine Final Fantasy without Sephiroth? Many fans rank him among the top characters in Final Fantasy. Another commonly seen character is Cid, who is consistently a fan favorite as well.

This is a list of the best Final Fantasy characters of all time. Some are playable, some are not, but they’re all consistently ranked as fan favorites. If you haven’t played the Final Fantasy series yet, you’re missing out on some of the most exciting video game characters out there.
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Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

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Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

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Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

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Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

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Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Vincent Valentine Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

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Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

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Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Cid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

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Rikku is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

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Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

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Yuna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

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Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

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Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

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Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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Tidus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

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Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

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Balthier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

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Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

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Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

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Terra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Terra

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Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII Final Fantasy IX

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Jecht is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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Reno is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Rydia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

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Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

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Fran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

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Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Shadow

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Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gilgamesh

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Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

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Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

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Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rinoa Heartilly

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Kuja is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Highwind Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

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Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Oerba Yun Fang Final Fantasy XIII

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Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

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Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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Ultros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ultros

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Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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Sabin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI

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Setzer Gabianni is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Setzer Gabianni

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Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time