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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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1,648 959
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

2
1,762 1,003
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

3
1,458 716
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,490 734
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

5
1,374 731
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

6
1,257 625
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
1,260 374
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
942 670
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
1,003 446
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

10
900 656
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
969 665
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

12
1,018 602
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
888 523
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
892 587
Cid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

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15
858 469
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

16
733 527
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

17
776 282
Terra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

18
818 482
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

19
876 703
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

20
852 441
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

21
605 506
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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622 460
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

23
586 436
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

24
626 342
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

25
534 337
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

26
468 295
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

27
563 336
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

28
526 442
Reno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

The Hottest Female Villains

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441 345
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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809 540
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

31
582 336
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

32
584 364
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

33
577 285
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

34
508 448
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

35
509 344
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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456 315
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

37
509 401
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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443 332
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

39
389 333
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

40
116 50
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

41
387 379
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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376 365
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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437 363
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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404 202
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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341 361
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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292 379
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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301 301
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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94 38
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Terra Branford Final Fantasy VI

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397 345
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

50
367 290
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI