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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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Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
2
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII
3
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
4
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
5
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII
6
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added
7
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII
8
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
9
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
10
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough
11
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
12
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
14
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy
15
Terra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added
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Cid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
17
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X
18
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
19
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
20
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI
21
Reno is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added
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Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX
23
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX
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Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII
25
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII