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

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1,159 553
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,185 564
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

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1,084 585
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

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1,015 486
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Vincent Valentine Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

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951 279
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

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709 527
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
700 520
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

10
804 348
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

11
754 538
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

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748 462
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

13
695 414
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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803 480
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

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658 369
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

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577 416
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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656 381
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

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676 560
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

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552 222
Terra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

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655 362
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

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480 353
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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442 353
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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478 396
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

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427 334
Reno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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452 271
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

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429 196
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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401 358
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

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488 265
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

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460 261
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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Fran is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

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403 280
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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332 199
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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344 260
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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416 262
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

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600 431
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

36
437 271
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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346 240
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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341 258
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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295 294
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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351 277
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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310 301
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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264 286
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

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316 147
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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313 271
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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232 290
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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241 234
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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292 233
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI

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213 235
Setzer Gabianni is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Setzer Gabianni

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227 206
Prompto Argentum is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
IllusionDance added Prompto Argentum