Total Nerd The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time  

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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
1,833 1,078
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

2
1,995 1,112
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

3
1,633 813
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,533 817
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,668 836
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,424 446
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added

7
1,397 722
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

8
1,067 746
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,138 673
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

10
1,015 735
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
999 657
Cid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

12
1,064 742
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

13
982 596
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

14
1,108 506
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

15
816 588
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

16
959 539
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
910 540
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
890 332
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

19
991 791
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
949 508
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
687 571
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
656 494
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
692 523
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

24
707 387
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

25
589 501
Reno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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26
913 618
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

27
605 391
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

28
634 384
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

29
631 409
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

30
652 334
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

31
502 387
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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32
542 353
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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33
655 373
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

34
566 494
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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35
580 374
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Final Fantasy IV

36
560 445
Fran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

37
500 363
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added

38
168 90
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

39
433 420
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

40
488 381
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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41
391 401
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

42
422 373
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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43
421 409
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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44
211 94
Ignis Scientia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
trevorbr added Ignis Scientia

45
472 411
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

46
464 227
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
149 67
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

48
441 379
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

49
328 418
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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50
329 336
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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