Final Fantasy 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.
list ordered by
1
2,464 1,342
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
2
2,190 1,275
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII
3
1,952 1,008
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
4
1,870 984
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
5
1,960 992
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII
6
1,670 845
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII
7
1,722 568
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added
8
1,309 875
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
9
1,471 785
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
10
1,268 840
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough
11
1,263 866
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
12
1,155 778
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
13
1,161 717
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
14
964 708
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
15
1,257 613
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy
16
1,114 664
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI
17
1,052 657
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
18
1,220 909
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
19
1,089 424
Terra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added
20
1,094 613
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX
21
801 684
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
22
1,170 716
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
23
748 603
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX
24
716 584
Reno is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added
25
772 623
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII