Total Nerd The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time  

Brandon Michaels
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List Rules Vote up the worst Final Fantasy characters of all time, from any version of the game. Vote down the characters you don't mind that much.

Final Fantasy games are known for their rich lore, sprawling overworlds, and innovative combat systems, but their true legacy is creating at least one cringe-worthy character in every title.

The worst characters in Final Fantasy come in all shapes and sizes; the good the bad and the Quina (like, seriously what was the deal with that?).

Bad characters started appearing in the FF series as early as 1990 when then franchise launched (the protagonist didn't even have a name in the original Final Fantasy!), but ever since Square merged with Enix to form Square Enix, they've been trying to reinvent the wheel with every new release.

So what's it take to make the cut as one of the worst characters in FF history? Some are simply boring or poorly written, others are utterly useless in combat, and some are just so weird you have to wonder if developers just ran out of ideas.

So here they are, the worst characters from Final Fantasy games. Some are party members, some are NPCs, some are even leading characters, but they all have one thing in common - they're just the worst.

From The Guardians of Light to Noctis Lucis Caelum, who do you think are the worst Final Fantasy characters?

list ordered by

1
189 104
Brother is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Brother Final Fantasy X

2
194 127
Hope Estheim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

3
170 125
Snow Villiers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

4
165 122
Vaan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

5
110 70
Edward Chris von Muir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

6
151 121
Seymour Guado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X

7
142 121
Cait Sith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

8
136 118
Quina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

9
111 110
Gau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Gau Final Fantasy VI

10
105 122
Oerba Dia Vanille is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

11
104 131
Sazh Katzroy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

12
108 146
Selphie Tilmitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VII

13
61 83
Umaro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Umaro Final Fantasy VI

14
67 95
Tellah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IV

15
61 86
Cid Pollendina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Cid Pollendina Final Fantasy IV

16
55 78
Gogo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Gogo Final Fantasy VI

17
54 91
Relm Arrowny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Relm Arrowny Final Fantasy VI

18
74 131
Eiko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Eiko Final Fantasy IX

19
76 135
Paine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X-2

20
7 8
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
AlexanderRay added

21
91 163
Noctis Lucis Caelum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Noctis Lucis Caelum Final Fantasy XV

22
112 202
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X

23
5 5
Serah Farron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
AlexanderRay added

24
5 6
Penelo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
AlexanderRay added Penelo

25
49 95
Bartz Klauser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy V

26
74 148
Zell Dincht is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

27
73 150
Steiner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Steiner Final Fantasy IX

28
70 145
Irvine Kinneas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

29
55 117
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XII

30
52 118
Seifer Almasy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Brian deBourguignon added

31
60 137
Kimahri Ronso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X

32
59 136
Quistis Trepe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

33
71 166
Yuffie Kisaragi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

34
53 129
Oerba Yun Fang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII

35
64 163
Rinoa Heartilly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Rinoa Heartilly Final Fantasy XIII

36
70 177
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X

37
46 139
Garnet Til Alexandros XVII is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IX

38
60 200
Squall Leonhart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII

39
51 191
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X