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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
2,226 1,229
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
2,008 1,196
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,789 924
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,706 908
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,809 930
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,531 793
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

7
1,567 521
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added

8
1,187 818
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,313 727
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

10
1,145 796
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
1,181 802
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

12
1,071 738
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

13
1,072 668
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

14
901 653
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

15
1,191 572
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

16
1,041 613
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
975 616
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
1,005 384
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

19
1,114 856
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
1,022 572
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
742 641
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
702 559
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
1,062 665
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

24
734 586
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

25
658 393
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV