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
2,050 1,140
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
1,874 1,102
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,674 835
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,587 834
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,699 854
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,459 463
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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7
1,423 741
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

8
1,097 761
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,186 683
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

10
1,045 751
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
1,018 671
Cid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

12
1,093 755
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

13
1,009 608
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

14
1,127 521
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

15
837 604
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

16
979 553
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
924 558
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
925 345
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

19
1,020 807
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
968 523
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
703 587
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
665 507
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
704 537
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

24
727 397
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

25
950 631
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

26
607 512
Reno is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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27
620 403
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

28
514 397
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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29
648 396
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

30
560 366
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

31
640 419
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

32
664 346
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

33
675 381
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

34
578 504
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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35
593 382
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Final Fantasy IV

36
576 456
Fran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

37
506 373
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added

38
181 96
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

39
448 431
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

40
498 387
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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41
430 414
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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42
401 412
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

43
429 382
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

44
226 105
Ignis Scientia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
trevorbr added Ignis Scientia

45
481 419
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

46
476 232
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
154 81
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

48
446 391
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

49
334 429
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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50
334 346
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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