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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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Auron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

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893 476
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
901 481
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

4
694 371
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

5
681 295
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Vincent Valentine Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

6
629 394
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

7
518 151
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
508 272
Cid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

9
513 341
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

10
463 311
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
441 338
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

12
502 231
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

13
436 249
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
413 215
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

15
498 307
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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414 234
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

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355 252
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

18
426 348
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

19
324 224
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

20
286 116
Terra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

21
379 235
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

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258 209
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

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254 225
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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231 156
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Beatrix

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244 206
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

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252 157
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

27
246 207
Reno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

28
302 151
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

29
285 148
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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266 148
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

31
248 189
Fran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

32
288 162
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

33
215 148
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

34
189 146
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

35
342 253
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

36
190 150
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

37
209 174
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

38
159 92
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

39
162 49
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 39 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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152 176
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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187 168
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

42
152 172
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

43
190 155
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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127 99
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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141 157
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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175 167
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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160 142
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

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196 138
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI

49
149 133
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

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134 133
Setzer Gabianni is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Setzer Gabianni