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

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1,287 716
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,127 536
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,141 550
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

5
1,039 577
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

6
979 475
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
914 273
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
689 512
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
681 507
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

10
784 339
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

11
738 525
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

12
730 453
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

13
675 402
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
773 466
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

15
638 359
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

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559 402
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

17
638 369
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

18
660 544
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

19
631 352
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

20
525 216
Terra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

21
460 347
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

22
464 386
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

23
423 347
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
399 266
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Beatrix

25
411 324
Reno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

26
435 263
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

27
406 188
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

28
387 343
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

29
477 255
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

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450 250
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

31
394 270
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

32
393 309
Fran is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Fran Final Fantasy XII

33
337 250
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

34
403 255
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

35
577 416
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

36
309 192
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

37
422 265
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

38
331 251
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

39
330 232
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

40
335 269
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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279 289
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

42
299 292
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Oerba Yun Fang Final Fantasy XIII

43
304 260
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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252 279
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

45
303 140
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Highwind Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

46
303 264
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

47
224 279
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

48
231 226
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

49
282 229
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI

50
205 231
Setzer Gabianni is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Setzer Gabianni