Total Nerd 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.
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1
2,380 1,306
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
2,128 1,250
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,901 985
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,813 958
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,915 971
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,629 825
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

7
1,682 551
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added

8
1,273 855
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,232 821
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

10
1,413 766
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

11
1,241 844
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

12
1,129 765
Cid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

13
1,132 703
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

14
947 691
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

15
1,240 600
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

16
1,091 649
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
1,031 647
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
1,186 896
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

19
1,066 413
Terra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

20
1,081 600
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
781 675
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
744 585
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
1,135 699
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

24
741 424
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

25
760 612
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII