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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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1
2,125 1,182
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
1,917 1,157
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,715 878
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,645 866
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,743 898
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,463 773
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

7
1,495 498
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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8
1,136 788
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,252 700
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

10
1,095 767
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
1,131 777
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

12
1,037 710
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

13
1,024 643
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

14
863 637
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

15
1,152 557
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

16
1,004 593
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
943 592
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
956 372
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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19
1,056 836
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
985 555
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
715 620
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
673 543
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
713 566
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

24
1,004 645
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

25
626 529
Reno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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26
603 375
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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27
743 424
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

28
658 440
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

29
636 431
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

30
667 422
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

31
686 364
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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32
527 426
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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33
693 405
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

34
588 534
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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35
623 393
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Final Fantasy IV

36
477 437
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

37
591 481
Fran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

38
517 397
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added

39
200 116
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

40
515 409
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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41
267 113
Ignis Scientia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
trevorbr added Ignis Scientia

42
409 428
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

43
441 405
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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44
437 443
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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45
489 450
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

46
489 255
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

47
453 415
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

48
343 455
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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49
170 106
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

50
343 372
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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