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.
list ordered by

1
2,209 1,223
Cloud Strife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

2
1,989 1,192
Sephiroth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

3
1,780 917
Auron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

4
1,697 902
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

5
1,802 924
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

6
1,521 791
Vincent Valentine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Gaia, Final Fantasy VII

7
1,558 519
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added

8
1,184 813
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

9
1,308 722
Zack Fair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

10
1,138 793
Aeris Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Aeris Gainsborough

11
1,174 798
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

12
1,066 665
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

13
1,065 738
Cid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

14
900 651
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time

15
1,189 570
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy

16
1,037 611
Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VI

17
972 615
Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

18
1,002 382
Terra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added

19
1,111 854
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy X

20
1,017 571
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

21
740 638
Barret Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

22
699 558
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

23
1,052 661
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

24
733 583
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

25
648 549
Reno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
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