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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?

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Brother is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Brother Final Fantasy X
2
Hope Estheim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
3
Snow Villiers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
4
Vaan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XII
5
Edward Chris von Muir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IV
6
Cait Sith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
7
Seymour Guado is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X
8
Quina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IX
9
Gau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Gau Final Fantasy VI
10
Oerba Dia Vanille is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
11
Sazh Katzroy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy XIII
12
Cid Pollendina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Cid Pollendina Final Fantasy IV
13
Umaro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Umaro Final Fantasy VI
14
Gogo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Gogo Final Fantasy VI
15
Penelo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
AlexanderRay added
16
Selphie Tilmitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VII
17
Tellah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy IV
18
Serah Farron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
AlexanderRay added
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Eiko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Eiko Final Fantasy IX
20
Relm Arrowny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Relm Arrowny Final Fantasy VI
21
Paine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X-2
22
Bartz Klauser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy V
23
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy X
24
Zell Dincht is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII
25
Irvine Kinneas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Final Fantasy Characters Of All Time
Final Fantasy VIII