Total Nerd The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best Final Fantasy characters of all time, from any version of the game.

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
2,000 1,113
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
1,836 1,079
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,635 815
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,538 819
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,670 838
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,428 447
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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7
1,400 723
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

8
1,071 748
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,022 735
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

10
1,141 674
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

11
1,001 657
Cid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

12
1,069 743
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

13
986 597
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

14
1,112 507
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

15
817 590
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

16
964 540
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
913 541
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
895 332
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

19
994 794
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
952 509
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
691 572
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
656 495
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
697 524
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

24
712 387
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

25
919 620
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

26
591 503
Reno is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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27
608 392
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

28
637 385
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

29
655 335
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

30
632 409
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

31
503 387
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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32
543 355
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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33
659 373
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

34
567 496
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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35
583 374
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Final Fantasy IV

36
563 446
Fran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

37
502 364
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added

38
173 90
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

39
436 420
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

40
491 381
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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41
424 373
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

42
393 402
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

43
423 410
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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44
473 412
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

45
211 96
Ignis Scientia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
trevorbr added Ignis Scientia

46
465 227
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

47
151 69
Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

48
441 380
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

49
328 420
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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50
329 338
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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