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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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1,607 931
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

2
1,723 981
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

3
1,436 695
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,468 715
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

5
1,334 716
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

6
1,233 612
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
1,230 360
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
922 648
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
986 435
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

10
877 643
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
949 653
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

12
1,000 590
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

13
871 512
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
881 577
Cid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time

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838 462
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

16
718 519
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

17
805 471
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

18
755 278
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

19
856 692
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

20
833 431
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

21
595 493
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

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614 445
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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573 425
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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611 333
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

25
522 328
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

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453 284
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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521 430
Reno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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436 333
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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548 330
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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785 528
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

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571 328
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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576 353
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

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499 436
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

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563 276
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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451 304
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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500 335
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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498 393
Fran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

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430 322
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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383 324
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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380 366
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Oerba Yun Fang Final Fantasy XIII

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102 42
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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366 355
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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431 351
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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398 193
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 44 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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334 352
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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286 370
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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294 294
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

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389 335
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

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82 35
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Terra Branford Final Fantasy VI

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361 285
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI