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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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980 517
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

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2
993 524
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

3
833 370
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
769 403
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

5
747 322
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
698 425
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

7
585 177
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
550 306
Cid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

9
558 378
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

10
510 338
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
477 367
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

12
549 253
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

13
478 275
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
458 244
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

15
554 330
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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16
457 263
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

17
385 278
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

18
461 386
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

19
355 253
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

20
334 134
Terra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

21
417 258
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

22
282 234
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

23
277 226
Reno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

24
275 253
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII Final Fantasy IX

25
259 183
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Beatrix

26
337 168
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

27
280 179
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

28
266 232
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

29
277 208
Fran is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

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294 168
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

31
315 171
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

32
309 184
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

33
211 164
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

34
235 170
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

35
373 282
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

36
237 191
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

37
212 173
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

38
191 106
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

39
171 197
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

40
206 184
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

41
188 66
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Highwind Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

42
170 188
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
149 113
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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196 188
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

45
182 161
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

46
206 174
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

47
154 179
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

48
170 148
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

49
151 151
Setzer Gabianni is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Setzer Gabianni

50
210 154
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI