Snow Villiers - Final Fantasy XIII

He might have a silly, effeminate name, but all Snow, the broad-shouldered, bandanna-wearing fist fighter from FFXIII, wants is to be a hero. But when his wife is turned to crystal, his world turns upside down. How he deals with this, and his difficult relationship with Lightning, and the young Hope, who blames him for his mother's death, is perhaps the most interesting aspect of FFXIII. On a more juvenile level, he's great because his punches sound incredibly meaty and he summons the sexy Shiva sisters, who come together to form a motorbike which he rides on. You don't have to be Professor Love Muscle to spot the sexual references here...

Aeris Gainsborough - Final Fantasy VII

Aeris' enduring appeal owes much to her shocking death halfway through FFVII. She's been martyred, in a way. Up to that point, she was a likeable, inoffensive love interest in the stereotypical Japanese fashion; a flower girl with secrets and a talent for spell casting. But she was valued more on a pure gameplay level: she was also extremely useful in combat, and one hell of a healer. After her heartbreaking death, and subsequent burial, players felt a hole not only in their hearts, but in their balanced front line party makeup. Still, her death ranks as one of the most memorable video game scenes of all time, and one of the bravest moves on the part of a game developer. Watching it on YouTube now, it's hard not to feel tears well up. Well, sort of.

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kenichi's Avatar


I respect what people choose and sees on their own opinion about these things... But you CLAIMINGLY say that it's our favorite characters in FF? Hell no!

What a BOLD CLAIM! You claiming that "Our favourite characters from Square Enix's fantasy universe." are the ones you picked? You don't even show any vote system or people who liked these people the most. Your top 7 isn't even much popular comparing to squall or even Vivi.

It's quite obvious that you are too much of a "fan boy" to other series of FF that you over look the other characters from the Final Fantasy series. The heck, even one of your so called "Top 10 Final Fantasy Characters" doesn't include Vivi in it.

Vivi is understandable and can be one of the top ten characters in Final Fantasy history for it's popularity on the net, the same time of how many liked Vivi so much. Yet you include some of the least likable characters, who do not even deserve to be on the Top 10.

Your not the type who could judge and gives opinion on these.
Posted 20:48 on 02 October 2013
tehauty's Avatar


I absolutely hate when these are badly written, and OBVIOUSLY favor one final fantasy, showing how BIAS it is.

How about the fact that most die-hard fans of FF state 4 as their favorite, and in every poll over recent years, Squall is a more favored hero over Cloud. And I know this was made in '10. When I say recent years, I mean since around '07-ish.

This list isn't even worth adding mine to. Mine would actually be diverse, and accurate, rather than seeming like it was made by a VII fanboy.
Posted 19:09 on 31 August 2012
McSquizz's Avatar


10: Wakka
9: Cloud
8: Sephiroth
7: Fang
6: Kain
5: Lightning
4: Celes
3: Tidus
2: Auron
1: Sazh
Yeah, Cloud is just an emo kid with a sword, but he was the first to make it look cool. That still isn't enough to get him to the top 3.
Posted 03:47 on 05 August 2011
Tidus114's Avatar


My top ten:
1. Tidus
2. Cloud
3. Auron
4. Squall
5. Zidane
6. Cecil
7. Lightning
8. Sephiroth
9. Jecht
10. Wakka
Posted 03:55 on 21 February 2011
Deoxyslover's Avatar


My top 10

1) Squall Leonheart (Final Fantasy VIII)

2) Kuja (Final Fantasy IX)

3) Auron (Final Fantasy X)

4) Laguna (Final Fantasy VIII)

5) Cecil Harvey (Final Fantasy IV)

6) Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)

7) Genesis Rhapsados (Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII)

8) Balthier (Final Fantasy XII)

9) Gabranth (Final Fantasy XII)

10) Zidane Tribal (Final Fantasy IX)

The Final Fantasy XIII characters don't impress me.
Posted 16:40 on 12 November 2010
Epyon's Avatar


I have a serious problem with your depiction Cloud was emo and Tifa was the one that stood up to him about?

Tifa: Don't you remember our promise?
Cloud: What does this have to do with my pay?
Aerith: why are these people chasing me?
Cloud: For a SOLDIER candidate, you're pretty slow.

Tifa: ...
Aerith: ...
Cloud: Hey, why is everyone so down?

Tifa: I bet Aerith would be much more up front...
Aerith: I wanna meet the real you
Cloud: I'm right here?

Confrontation with Sephiroth:
Cloud: Hey Tifa? Why are you so worried, it's all smokes and mirrors don't you know. Nothing to worry about.

Cloud was WAAAY more secure then Tifa.
Posted 17:49 on 03 October 2010
Gordo01's Avatar


FF 7 to this day is one of the best rpg games of all time imo. Sony could make a fortune on a remake on the psn marketplace
Posted 08:18 on 15 March 2010
FantasyMeister's Avatar


One of my top ten: Vivi

Click for Image
Posted 13:04 on 12 March 2010
Endless's Avatar


Tifa and Rikku have been two of my favourites along with Cloud. I actually quite liked Squall as well.

Lulu was brilliant, it's a shame Paine from FFX-2 wasn't in the original, she was pretty excellent too.

And for the record Aeris was useless gameplay-wise. Tifa and Cid all the way. Actually Yuffie was a fairly cool character too...they sure know their stuff. So many good memories associated with FF games and characters.
Posted 07:44 on 12 March 2010
Wido's Avatar


Must agree with Jamin about Sazh. He's a great character! Good feature lads.
Posted 20:12 on 11 March 2010
guyderman's Avatar


Snow? A Licky Boom Boom Down? :)
Posted 17:19 on 11 March 2010
Jamin's Avatar

Jamin@ wyp100

Sazh is awesome. Quite unlike anything the FF universe has thrown up before. He's subtle, and a fantastic contrast to the confident, over-the-top badass that is Lightning. He represents the player; a normal guy caught up in an ridiculous fantasy. And he's funny, in a pathetic kind of way.

Maybe Snow will grow on me, but right now (16 odd hours in), he's a boring stereotype. But I'll trust you and give him some more time.
Posted 17:17 on 11 March 2010
wyp100's Avatar

wyp100@ Jamin

Sazh? Really? God he annoyed me.

Auron could have made it. He was great.

And Snow? Easily my fav from FFXIII. Might be a controversial choice, but he grew on me.
Posted 16:45 on 11 March 2010
El-Dev's Avatar


Square Enix know how to draw pretty women I'll give them that.
Posted 16:43 on 11 March 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


you could feesably make a top 10 FF games...
Posted 15:52 on 11 March 2010

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