Greatest Final Fantasy Characters

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We all know Final Fantasy for being the best RPG series of all time (fact). One of the major factors in contributing in its unquestionnable prestige is the character design in the games. But who, of all of them, is the greatest?

The Top Ten

1 Cloud Strife Cloud Strife

I think he was the most human (besides Squall and Locke) of all the main characters. His complexities, inability to understand who he is and eventual "rebirth" are what make him an interesting hero. He's not perfect, he is flawed and that makes for great storytelling.

He looks awesome! Got impaled by Sephiroth 2 times! Cutting a motorcycle in half! Able to carry large, broad, swords! MAN HE IS A BAD ASS!

Cloud is way more powerful than any other Final Fantasy Character.

Cloud is the second best video game character ever! He is also the best final fantasy character ever! I have bought a real metal cloud buster sword and it was worth every penny! #ff7cloudbaby

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2 Sephiroth

The embodiment of SEXY, EPIC, and EVIL rolled into one. The villains of all villains and the reason why Cloud is a HERO. If Zack Fair was the inspiration as a hero by Cloud then Without SEPHIROTH as the villain, then there will never be a hero.

Hands down to SEPHIROTH. Enough said. - pierreanime

epic hair and epic voice and epic sword and he freaking destroyd the solar system what do you want more from a final fantasy viilian

The Most Villain Character of Final Fantasy Series..Ever...

A proper villain with a proper story arc. The back story of Sephiroth could make a good game itself.

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3 Squall Leonhart Squall Leonhart

255 accuracy, hits even when blinded. I haven't played all FF games but only Squall and Seifer have this feat of not missing an oponent. Seifer is the only character to break Odin, Squall is the only character Seifer has respected. This is all numbers yes, as for the character Squall has problems may be not as much as Cloud but his determination and will is equal to that of Tidus. Overall FF8 is an RPG that actually wanted us not to level, that presented a villain (Seifer) in Holy knight clothing and an adverse her Squall looking like the villain form the start. No other game including baldur's gate nwn, the diablo and any other ff has such a cruel plot as FF8 does. FF8 sure has looholes as it deals with the time paradox but charaterwise, Squall is the most established in terms of story and most powerful due to 255 acc. In all FF games

Squall he is you typical emo in final fantasy 8

He's cool. All that inner moodiness, angsting and uncertainty about things is pretty believable in a 17 year old. He's just a confused kid trying to make sense of an entire school full of people relying on him the way they do. He doesn't realize that his skill with the Gunblade and his outward apparent stoicness make him a figure in the eyes of people like Rinoa on whom they want to depend. I like how he grows into a mature and reliable person through his friends and Rinoa. He's a natural badass. Also, childhood abandonment issues and literally revisiting his own past and seeing the events that will cause Matron to start Garden... wow. Great lead protagonist.

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4 Aerith

Aerith is a strong girl. She doesn't have the best looks (those belong to Tifa :3), but she has a lovable personality. Just as you start to like her a lot (and as you start to plan her healing usefulness in battle), Sephiroth happens. So not only have you been traumatized, but you've also lost your main healer. What a dick you are, Sephiroth.

Aerith (or aeris) is a feminine and realistic character you'll enjoy because she's the best female character of all time in final fantasy history because she's so peaceful, harmonious, Angelic and easyto love then suddenly she perishes by the Evil Sephiroth but that's what made Final Fantasy VII (7) amazingly marvellous story so thank you for the creator of final fantasy VII (7) for creating Aerith as a character! I'm from New Zealand Friday 17th May 2014!

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5 Zack Fair Zack Fair

I really don't get how Cloud is #1, but the man who made Cloud everything he is, is ranked #5 even below Aerith... Zack is a hero amongst heros in the Final Fantasy world. He was easy going, determined, and kind hearted. After being kidnapped, he carried Cloud to freedom for 10 months trying to make it back to Midgar to see Aerith again. He even entrusted his Buster Sword to Cloud and named him his living legacy. I feel like his death was the saddest in any of the games. He fearlessly sacrificed himself for his friends and the people he loved, and Aerith never even knew the lengths he endured to make it back to her. The fact that his honor or legacy is barely ever mentioned again (because Cloud lost his memories of Zack) is tragic and makes him even more appealing of a character. I encourage all Final Fantasy fans to play Final Fantasy Crisis Core (it takes place before the events of FF7) and to watch the movie Final Fantasy: Advent Children. You'll really get an understanding of why ...more

He is the embodiment of heroism within the Final Fantasy series and deserves respect. If it weren't for him Cloud wouldn't even be on top; hell, he might not even have survived and yet everyone takes Zack for granted.

Zack is a SOLDIER First Class, he has that training. Cloud basically learned through experience, which can be helpful at times, but the actual military training is probably more useful. - Jamshidi

Zack Flair is the totipotential hero with even cooler looks than cloud strife and could have been the best SOLDIER guy ever if he had the same JENOVA cells as cloud had

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6 Kefka

What? What is Sephiroth doing on 2nd place? Kefka is the best villain in the FF franchise and he's at the 17th place! He needs to get higher!

The others may as well be the dirt on the bottom of his boots! Or the dirt stuck to the bottom of that dirt!

Kefka is the best villain ever in the franchise, and I think Sephiroth is a little bit overrated - Nintendonix

Do I look like a waiter?

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7 Tifa

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 - lexifoxi

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8 Lightning

Everyone is on drugs if they don't think the destroyer of a universe is the strongest.. Get out of your comfort zone and admit Lightning is the strongest!

She is a very independent, strong woman who doesn't take crap from anyone.

The Sailor Jupiter and R136a1 of Final Fantasy

Not only is she one of the most beautiful characters in final fantasy,she has the most character growth(next cloud,squall,zidane and Ramza) of most of the final fantasy characters going from a stone cold soldier to showing emotion and having great compassion for not only her sister but her other teammates to.

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9 Vincent Valentine

Vincent Valentine is my favourite fictional character ever, he's such the emo cinnamon rolls and he's adorable and a cutie pie, and is by far the hottest

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10 Zidane

Zidane is just awesome because of his laid back personality and his heart.he saves his enemies from death I mean who does that zidane is a true hero in the final fantasy worlds

Zidane was pretty cool until he headbutted materazzi

...awesome

The Contenders

11 Tidus

Tidus has probably the most depth of any character 1-10. He becomes mature and a man before your eyes, he knows what it means to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the ones he loved and cared for, he becomes a powerful character that starts off weak and inexperienced in battle and he is the most relatable of any character in the series. His psychological problems are similar to what most of us face and even though it's a vice to Tidus he stands his ground and keeps fighting. Tidus never gives up in the face of despair making him the quintessential character you would want to take into any battle.

Most op underrated ff character

Best ever

Tidus I a whiny little bitch, why is he even here?

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12 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.

Shes tough hot and is sexy with guns

The best female lead!

The best beautiful Summoner! YUNA POWAH

Kindness. Strong. Have many esper.

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13 Rikku

The best( so is Auron)

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15 Vivi Ornitier

I only like her because I had a friend named Vivienne AND FINAL FANTASY BOO YAH

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16 Lulu
17 Cecil

CECIL IS THE BEST WITH DARK LIGHT POWERS - rockisgood132

How is Cecil not in the top 3. He is far better than any of the characters in the top 10. This list is just FF7 biased

By far my favorite video game character

18 Kuja Kuja
19 Freya Crescent

She as a character has to deal with most of her people beins slaughtered before her eyes, her life love having amnesia, and the destruction of both cities she knew as home. Through all this, she remains a loyal compainion, not to mention being one of the more capable player characters in FFIX.

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