Total Nerd The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time  

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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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1
1,960 1,089
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
1,800 1,062
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,602 796
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,509 800
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,635 820
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,397 431
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added

7
1,365 709
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

8
1,046 729
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
981 642
Cid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

10
996 721
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
1,110 662
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

12
1,049 730
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

13
1,097 490
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

14
965 584
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

15
797 575
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

16
932 527
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
895 526
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
866 322
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

19
969 771
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
935 493
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
674 557
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
644 481
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
678 510
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

24
693 376
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

25
897 598
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

26
575 491
Reno is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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27
595 379
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

28
638 323
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

29
529 340
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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30
493 377
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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31
621 401
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

32
618 375
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

33
646 362
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

34
556 482
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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35
493 351
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added

36
549 436
Fran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

37
564 368
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Final Fantasy IV

38
154 82
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

39
425 412
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

40
481 372
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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41
415 365
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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42
382 392
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

43
414 399
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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44
198 83
Ignis Scientia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
trevorbr added Ignis Scientia

45
465 402
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

46
453 221
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
139 60
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

48
433 371
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

49
321 410
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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50
323 328
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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