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The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time 

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List Rules Vote up the best Final Fantasy characters of all time, from any version of the game.

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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Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
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Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added
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Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
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Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII
6
Auron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
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Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII
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Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough
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Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
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Terra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added
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Yuna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
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Lightning is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
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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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Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX
15
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X
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Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI
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Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly
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Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy
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Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
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Cid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
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Tidus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X
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Balthier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Beatrix
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Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
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Noctis Lucis Caelum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
ariefdanial32 added Noctis Lucis Caelum