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

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

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

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1,573 778
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Squall Leonhart Final Fantasy VIII

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

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

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1,328 408
Vivi Orunitia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Erralisis added Vivi Orunitia

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

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1,053 469
Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Bahamut Final Fantasy

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

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

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

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1,009 701
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Rikku Final Fantasy X

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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

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Kefka Palazzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kefka Palazzo Final Fantasy VI

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

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Terra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Roger Meiklejohn added Terra

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Red XIII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Red XIII Final Fantasy VII

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926 733
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Tidus Final Fantasy X

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892 470
Zidane Tribal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Zidane Tribal Final Fantasy IX

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

The Most Absurd Final Fantasy Weapons Ranked By Impracticality

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Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Quistis Trepe Final Fantasy VIII

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Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII Final Fantasy IX

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658 361
Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kain Highwind Final Fantasy IV

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567 361
Locke Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Locke Cole Final Fantasy VI

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Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fant... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
-1457535884307 added Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

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Celes Chere is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Celes Chere Final Fantasy VI

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

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Reno is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Reno

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Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV

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Lightning is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Lightning Final Fantasy XIII

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Laguna Loire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Laguna Loire Final Fantasy VIII

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Jecht is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Jecht

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Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ray Peace added Rinoa Heartilly

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Rydia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
vedderx79 added Rydia Final Fantasy IV

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Edea Kramer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
gilgethan added Edea Kramer

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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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Freya Crescent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Freya Crescent

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

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Beatrix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Beatrix

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

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Kuja is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Kuja

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Cid Highwind is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Seifer Almasy Final Fantasy VIII

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Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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Terra Branford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Terra Branford Final Fantasy VI

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

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Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
kierandell1409 added Edgar Roni Figaro

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Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Kimahri Ronso Final Fantasy X

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Sabin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Final Fantasy Characters of All Time
Sabin Final Fantasy VI