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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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1,657 965
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

2
1,774 1,006
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

3
1,463 723
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,496 738
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

5
1,378 734
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

6
1,259 631
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
1,264 378
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
946 674
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
1,008 448
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

10
901 660
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
970 670
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

12
1,022 604
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

13
890 527
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

14
897 590
Cid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time

15
862 473
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

16
738 529
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

17
779 285
Terra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

18
820 486
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

19
880 706
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

20
854 443
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

21
608 510
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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589 438
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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622 464
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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630 345
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

25
535 341
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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469 299
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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563 341
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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527 445
Reno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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442 349
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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814 543
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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587 338
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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584 368
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

33
509 451
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

34
577 289
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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511 347
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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456 319
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

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511 404
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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446 334
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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390 337
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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118 52
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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388 382
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Oerba Yun Fang Final Fantasy XIII

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379 367
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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437 366
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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405 206
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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344 364
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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292 382
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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301 305
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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95 42
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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399 348
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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368 294
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI