Favorite Female Final Fantasy Characters

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Tifa Lockhart
The mixture between beauty and her caring personality really appeals to me as an individual. She is not has childish, naive and/or helpless as other characters in Final Fantasy. Also she is able to take care of herself, without seeming too emotionally reserved (or cold). In addition to that, is she capable of criticizing her friends and teammates, without being aggressive.
It's not just all about being beautiful, she has nice personality, my favorite in all FF's, because she's a fist fighter, a caring mother for Marlene and Denzel, a cheerful member of the AVALANCHE, kind personality and very supportive to her teammates, especially for Cloud... That's what I like about her..
The greatest heroine of Final Fantasy, no contest. Beautiful, gentle, can take care of herself, confident in her ability, agile, loyal, devoted, talented, charming, and compassionate.
[Newest]Awesome brunette that kicks ass OBVIOUSLY

Well, firstly lightning's very different from normal final fantasy female chraceters. She's an athlete and warrior not to mention kind of like cloud. She starts off her journey as cold and merciless (kind of emo) person and under the influence of her companions, starts to open up more. She's also the opposite of a girly girl, very serious and values personal space. In that sense, the creators have portrayed her exactly as they had planned.
Ligthning is the best, unlike others I don't see her as emo, or a girl cloud, I see her as a unique character who goes through a journey in order to understand people, she is very strong, and determined, and she has a special bond with serah who she would give up her life for, she forms all of these bonds with people, and goes from not understanding anyone to caring for the people she made a connection with she is a great character, she is perfection.
--i like her.. she's so unique... For me she is the best female final fantasy character.. she is a female version of cloud strife and because of her integrity I think she is stronger than him
[Newest]Most gorgeous women alive beside jen ledger

Her sweet and upbeat personality kept me form dropping the controller for final fantasy 10... Throughout the game she didn't change much, but she was one of the anchors on the party that kept the game interesting. She can kick some butt, has a great voice, and is not to bad to look at either! Especially in final fantasy x-2!
She is sexy, cool, has a great personality and can kick butt. I also love her attire
In FFX Rikku is cute and sweet, She's pretty and so kind and in FFX-2 She's way more Hot Sexy, She is beautiful. both Rikku are wonderful, enchanting and so magical, I love her so much with all my heart

She's pretty beautiful and nice kind heart and she will summon bahamut if you don't like her
Most beautiful final fantasy character
In FFX Yuna is cute and sweet, She's pretty and so kind and in FFX-2 She's way more Hot Sexy, She is beautiful. both Summoner and Gunner Yuna are wonderful, enchanting and so magical, I love her so much with all my heart

5Aerith Gainsborough
Aeris. Okay, well my favorite of all is Fran and I could also easily vote for Yuna and Celes, but Aeris is a great character who gets too much hate for... essentially for being a nice person, dying while trying to save the world, and wearing a pink dress. You know, I'm not a fan of pink, but I love Aeris. And she looks GREAT in it. I really like her pretty character design (especially in Advent Children she has a lovely face), she makes fighting with a metal stick look cool (just steal her a better one in the Train Graveyard if you want her to be a good fighter! ), has wonderful healing magic (Breath of the Earth and Great Gospel), grows flowers in a church in the slums and has been evading capture her whole life. I find her character design refreshingly different since it's so folk-influenced- like 80s fashion meets a beautiful natural folk singer look. But most of all, I appreciate her personality which is simple and clever, upbeat, energetic, outgoing, playful and pleasant. Like Tifa she nurtures Cloud although she also plays with him and teases him a little lovingly, trying to get him out of his shell. Aeris got him to CROSS-DRESS to rescue Tifa. So, I rest my case!
Who doesn't love Aerith? She's a beautiful young woman who I would love to ask out if she didn't have Zack as a boyfriend. She has a wonderful theme and even though her death scene wasn't that sad, it did give off a mournful feeling to the scene nonetheless. Aerith is a wonderful character who deserves a bit more credit than being an airhead.


I'm a very shy person so Aerith inspires me to become more confident with her outgoing personality and kindness. She always tried to look on the bright side of things and did ultimately save the planet with holy and the lifestream.
[Newest]Young beautiful and kind.

While in trance, summon an eidolon. Look at her butt, it looks like she is wearing a thong.


Her chemistry with Squall, not just romantically, but how she helps him develop as a character, is the truest show of a great supporting character, a great romantic intrest, and a great video game character. Plus awesome dog.
Well is a little bit hard to choose some of the characters, all of them are so cool, but I chose Rinoa because she come from my favorite FF, beside she is so cute, of course Lulu is the one that drive me crazy.

The Best Black Mage Ever

10Terra Brandford
Terra is by far the most in depth female character in the franchise, I have experienced; I have only played and finished up to 8 and have not played II or III, not to be confused with US II and III which I played multiple times of each. Terra begins out an emotionally distraught and confused young woman trying to grasp the finer points of reality, like love and by the second half of the game she's become a mother figure/role model and leader for a town of orphans; taking care of multiple children is no easy feat. By the end of the game she comes to understand herself, her place in the world and what motivates her. Some have called her a wimp and others ask 'why her? '. She is anything but a wimp to endure what she's went through and why her? Look at what happens to her and the fact in the end she grows right into her own. So why not her?
Terra is one of those people who may look like a pushover, but she in many ways tramples Cloud in quality. Cloud got Mako poisoning and had a mental breakdown well Terra was enslaved for 16 years by a mad clown. Who could fail to memorize her since she was the first main female protagonist in any final fantasy.
A brilliant protagonist, a steampunky blank slate who develops kick ass battle powers and whose emotional journey can be empathised with by everyone. Plus check out the beautiful art Amano did for her, she's fabulously designed.

The Contenders



13Celes Chere
All right, y'all, time to respect your roots: This little magic sword-master here was the surprise protagonist courtesy of the biggest twist in the history of Final Fantasy. We met her as a villain, watched her grow, change allegiances, sing opera, engage in an understated and beautifully subtle love story, unite her forces in an apocalyptic wasteland, lose her father-figure and still manage to save the world. History professor out.




16Serah Farron
I have honestly always loved serah even more than I do lightning. Lightning is my second favorite. I especially love the relationship she has with that brown haired guy (sorry I forgot his name)


Sexiest and kinders female character in all of the Final Fantasy saga, followed closely by Yuna. These two are the best by far.


18Oerba Dia Vannille
She's just so nice and happy... How can you not like her?

Ultimecia dons a skin-tight red satin ball gown with a plunging neckline that ends just over the crotch, exposing her neck, chest, stomach and abdomen; only partially obscuring the breasts. A black-fur ruffle travels the edge of the bodice to travel along the collar, the ruffle is largest behind the neck, resting over her shoulders and covering the junction of her black feathered wings (it is unknown whether the ruffle is attached to her wings or just rests upon them). The hemline extends to drag along the floor behind her. Long red-blouse sleeves join with her taloned hands, which are colored purple.

Ultimecia is an immensely powerful and highly developed Sorceress with her personal power focusing on time and space manipulation. This power is shown in the final battle, where she will often cast spells that involve bending space, such as Bio, Quake, and Meteor or absorb fallen party members into time in the battle against her. Furthermore, she has a devastating magical attack that is similar to Heartless Angel called Hell's Judgement. With Hell's Judgement, Ultimecia can reduce the entire party's health to one point, and she employs it very often in the final battle.


20Marlene Wallace

21Oerba Yun Fang
She's VERY underrated... Just because she's not your usual "elegant ff girl" doesn't make her a bad character... People just hate to mention her.. I mean... She's beautiful, strong and a REAL badass, unlike Lightning who's trying hard to look badass. Sigh.
Fang doesn't get enough credit sure she's not the protagonist in ff13 but she's pretty badass has an awesome weapon and personality.


Best character ff needed someone new I just love her, why do people not like her!
Love her, my Idol Lightning, tifa, and serah are all sluts, love lumina, she should be number.1

24Lenna Charlotte Tycoon

Always been my favorite.



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