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

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

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1,499 741
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

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1,531 758
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

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1,406 754
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

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1,288 651
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Vincent Valentine Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

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1,291 394
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

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970 686
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

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1,029 458
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

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925 676
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

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990 687
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

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922 602
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

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Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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910 544
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

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877 490
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

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753 540
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

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839 492
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

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799 294
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

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901 718
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

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868 458
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

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629 518
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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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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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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640 357
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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551 352
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

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Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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540 457
Reno is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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576 353
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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Lightning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

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597 348
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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

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520 464
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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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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Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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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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452 346
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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398 346
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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

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Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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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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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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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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Ultros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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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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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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Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

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