Favorite Female Final Fantasy Characters

Who is your favorite female character of the Final Fantasy franchise?

The Top Ten

1 Tifa Lockhart 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.

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.

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..

I love the part where she fights Loz. How awesome is that? - ParkerFang

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2 Aerith Gainsborough

Aerith is the opposite of Tifa in every way: She's important to the story, plays a role in battles that no other character really has the skills or abilities to play, is worth getting emotionally invested in, doesn't get excessive unnecessary attention from fans just because her boobs are bigger than her brain, and oh yeah, Cloud actually has feelings for her. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go listen to the story of how she totally actually likes Zack and isn't just shipped with him by Tifa fanboys who try to act like they care about girls who have the gall to not have massive tits.

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. - Sephirotha

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 ...more

Most Innocent of Them All!

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3 Lightning

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

More than Lightning strikes during very bad weather

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4 Yuna Yuna Yuna is a fictional character from Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. She was first introduced as the female protagonist and one of the main playable characters of the 2001 role-playing video game Final Fantasy X, appearing as a summoner embarking on a journey to defeat the world-threatening monster ...read more.

She has incredible inner strength and fully devoted to bring happiness to her people even at the cost of her life and happiness. She is elegant and reserved yet very strong and loyal. She is like a Goddess figure to the people.

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 was the prettiest ff girl (still is) but they ruined her in ffx-2. A gun user? SERIOUSLY?

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5 Rinoa

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.

Actually my favourite final fantasy character

She's awesome but not as awesome as Aerith

Rinoa should be number one. Sorry Tifa - ParkerFang

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6 Terra 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.

She goes through an emotional journey. She starts off as a mindless minion of the Empire through mind control. She then attempts to understand the world once she is freed. Wanting to who she is, where she comes from. She then discovers that she is an esper/human with innate magical abilities. She questions where her alliance lies in two scenarios and ultimately chooses to save the world. In the WoR, she becomes a role model and protecter of orphans. She starts out confused and powerless but ends as a role model and hero who stops kefka. How is she number 10?

Should be higher - ParkerFang

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7 Rikku

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!

Okay 1st of all Rikku is THE BEST, if it wasn for her I would probably have broken my controller from anger

She is sexy, cool, has a great personality and can kick butt. I also love her attire

Rikku is one of the BEST FF charcters

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8 Yuffie

Sure yuffie is a nutty, sneaky "parasite" in most peoples opinion, but in my opinion she is my favorite ff girl character. She is cute, has a cute personality, a cool weapon, and she's a female ninja! (It's a given that all video game female ninjas are hot...) say what you like, I think she's adorable.

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9 Serah 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) - lucyheartfilia615

She is very kind, gentle, and sweet, and she fights for what she believes in. I also find her relationship with her sister Lightning to be sweet and relatable.

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

Serah best grill in final fantasy

10 Marlene Wallace

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Lulu

She isn't just a black mage; she is a modern-day gothic witch. BADASS!

Gorgeous! Lulu is so underrated.

The Best Black Mage Ever

12 Garnet/Dagger

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

She is beautiful, just like what Alexandria knows her for.

13 Ashe
14 Celes 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. - maxlamb1

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15 Beatrix
16 Fran

She is the best in my opinion

17 Penelo
18 Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
19 Oerba 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.

Badass, hot, underrated woman with stunning eyes.

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.

A unique character. I know FF13 wasn't incredible, but at least Fang was good and Lightning was OK, but her fan base is awful. And Hope is a crybaby.

20 Paine
21 Oerba Dia Vannille

She is so beautiful and has great quotes, she is sweet and loves Hope. And saying her name is satisfying, because the sound of it

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

22 Rydia
23 Ultimecia Ultimecia

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 ...more - sapphirewhirlwind

24 Quistis Trepe

She was always so much more interesting to me than Rinoa. She lost her job and her faith, but found it once again in her friends.

As a big fan of FF8, I know Rinoa is the main female interest, but I always had a thing for the teacher. Plus, she's a solid battle member from early on. Go Quistis!

25 Cindy Aurum

Best mechanic ever...a very outgoing and energetic character.She should be one of the top contenders in this list.

26 Refia

She is protective and motherly, as well a rebellious and free thinker

27 Lumina

Best character ff needed someone new I just love her, why do people not like her!

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28 Freya Crescent Freya Crescent

She's easily left unmentioned when discussing women in the Final Fantasy series. I bet it's because of her taking a backseat in the game when her arc's over. You gotta admit she packs a punch.

29 Lenna Charlotte Tycoon
30 Rosa

Always been my favorite.

31 Quistis
32 Sephiroth

She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen

33 Paddra Nsu-Yeul
34 Yunalesca

Absolutely one of the hottest final fantasy girls! She's hot, um her face could look better but that doesn't matter when she has a really sexy bodyj(ust look at that ass)

35 Serah
36 Aki Ross

A scientific protege, she was one of the first ever photorealistic computer-generated human characters to be created and used in film and was intended to be the world's first computer generated "virtual actress".

37 Caius Ballad
38 Cindy MacKenzie
39 Rom
40 Eiko Carol

Cutest ff girl ever

41 Kefka Palazzo Kefka Palazzo
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