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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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1,542 864
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

2
1,458 814
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,285 609
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,324 617
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

5
1,189 643
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

6
1,113 535
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Vincent Valentine Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

7
1,069 317
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
801 579
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
892 383
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

10
766 581
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
832 585
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

12
802 512
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

13
769 457
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
895 526
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time

15
730 419
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

16
722 414
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

17
626 249
Terra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

18
635 464
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

19
746 616
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

20
730 394
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

21
541 393
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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501 390
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII Final Fantasy IX

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532 440
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

24
514 307
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

25
465 382
Reno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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539 300
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

27
389 240
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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385 295
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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499 232
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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502 300
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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443 401
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

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455 298
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

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482 302
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

34
443 314
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

35
444 362
Fran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

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680 475
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

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400 264
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

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379 290
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

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328 329
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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392 314
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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349 332
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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360 167
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 42 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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342 299
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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292 323
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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355 304
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

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47 19
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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251 335
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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262 267
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

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321 261
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI

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457 283
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Beatrix