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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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1,548 864
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII

2
1,461 815
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sephiroth Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,289 611
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Auron Final Fantasy X

4
1,330 617
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

5
1,192 644
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

6
1,118 535
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
1,074 317
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

8
806 580
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Yuna Final Fantasy X

9
894 385
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

10
770 581
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
837 586
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

12
772 458
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lulu Final Fantasy X

13
806 512
Cid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cid Final Fantasy VII

14
898 527
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zack Fair Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time

15
726 414
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

16
637 465
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

17
733 420
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

18
631 249
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

19
751 620
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

20
734 395
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

21
545 394
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

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504 391
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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535 440
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Barret Wallace Final Fantasy VII

24
392 240
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

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519 307
Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

26
540 301
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

27
503 232
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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466 383
Reno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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503 301
Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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680 479
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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402 264
Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

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386 297
Gilgamesh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Gilgamesh

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457 298
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

34
445 403
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

35
485 302
Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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445 315
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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445 363
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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350 333
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Oerba Yun Fang Final Fantasy XIII

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382 290
Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

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394 315
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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329 330
Kuja is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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363 167
Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 42 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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345 299
Shadow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Shadow

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293 325
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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50 19
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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355 306
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

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253 336
Ultros is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Ultros

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324 261
Sabin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI

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264 267
Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

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458 284
Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Beatrix