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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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1,923 1,067
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

2
1,771 1,043
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,571 780
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,484 788
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

5
1,614 800
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,368 419
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

7
1,344 694
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Vincent Valentine Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

8
1,029 717
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
971 626
Cid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

10
979 707
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
954 572
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

12
1,091 652
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
1,031 718
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

14
1,076 484
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

15
787 565
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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920 518
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

17
882 517
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

18
852 313
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

19
952 755
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

20
920 482
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

21
667 546
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

22
634 474
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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671 500
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

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677 371
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

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883 590
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

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566 483
Reno is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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586 374
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

28
616 394
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

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628 317
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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518 334
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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482 371
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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611 372
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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638 358
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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550 476
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

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490 345
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

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542 432
Fran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

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555 365
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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474 365
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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147 77
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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418 407
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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463 394
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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410 361
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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376 386
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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409 394
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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187 75
Ignis Scientia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
trevorbr added Ignis Scientia

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450 215
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 46 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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130 56
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Terra Branford Final Fantasy VI

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427 366
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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313 407
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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321 323
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro