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Why Final Fantasy VI’s Kefka is the Best Video Game Villain of All Time

From Bowser and Dr. Robotnik to M. Bison and Dr. Wiley, gaming has had many iconic villains. But as well known as those villains are, some of the best villains are found in the Final Fantasy series.

When you think of Final Fantasy villains, who immediately comes to mind? If you were playing games in the PlayStation 1 era, no doubt Sephiroth will be the first one you think of. But while he is doubtless the most famous villain of the series, he is far from the greatest villain Final Fantasy has to offer. That dubious honor instead falls to Kefka, the main antagonist of Final Fantasy VI.

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Snookies121355d ago

C'mon, we all know why... He actually wins and destroys the world. How many villains actually accomplish destroying the world and become a God? Besides, he's not caught up on petty ideals or anything. He just wants to destroy and kill. The very definition of evil. Then again, there was a reason for his insanity, the way the Magicite poisoned his mind.

zerocrossing1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

Destroying the world is a pretty sound indication of a good villain, that and on disc DLC...

Snookies121355d ago

Lol! That was a good one, and I agree 100%

adorie1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

It wasn't magicite that "poisoned" his mind, it was when he was infused using magitek that screwed him up, he was among the first for augmentation, when Celes received hers, the process had been refined, which is why she's not insane like Kefka.

@Snookies, I didn't disagree with you, btw. ;]

zerocrossing1355d ago

FF6 sounds like a pretty awesome game, I'll have to play it sometime.

Snookies121355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

Yeah, realized that mistake afterwards and couldn't edit lol! You're right though, it was the magitek infusion that broke his mind.

EDIT: No worries regardless, always gotta expect at least one disagree on a comment. :]

kma2k1355d ago

@ Zerocrossing i am in no way telling you not to because it is my favorite all time but its not a "play it sometime" game its a LONG LONG game. Sadly/Proudly i can say ive actually beat the game 7 times with all characters at level 99. Yea ive spent way to much of my life playing it lol

Snookies121355d ago

@kma2k - Whew, I'm not weird then... I've at least gone through the game from start to finish 7-8 times...

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Ranma11355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

Luca Blight is a pretty under rated villian...

http://cdn.lordyuanshu.com/...

adorie1355d ago

I haven't played Suikoden II in awhile. But, Luca went down by deception, Kefka needed to go by adventurers collecting ancient magics and items that were unearthed when the world was undone. (by Kefka and with the power of Goddess statues)

Luca was ruthless though and I agree to a point, that he is underrated.

Kratoscar20081355d ago

In Persona 2 we have Nyarlathotep, he is more of a villain because he is not crazy he enjoys causing troubles and suffering to people. In Persona 2 he managed to destroy the world by making people wish for it, he destroyed the world appart from a city called Sumaru. In the end a higuer being (His good counterpart called Philemon) created a new world because Nyarlathotep won the bet they had that humanity would or not destroy itself and thus created a new timeline called Persona 2 Eternal Punishment where P3&P4 take place (As the game Persona 2 Innocent Sin the P3&P4 cast is dead).

Not only that, as long as people have any negative emotion Nyarlathotep cant die so is is like 10 levels above Kefka.

Not only that he crafted a 10 year scheme for his plan to come to motion, he has all the time of the world to destroy it.
Best villain ever: Persona 2 Nyarlathotep.

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kma2k1355d ago

The laugh...that is all!

Snookies121355d ago

Yeah, it's almost iconic.

caseh1355d ago

UWAHAHAHAHA...or something like that. :D Here it is in all its pixelated 16-bit glory:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Ron_Danger1355d ago

Eff that... Handsome Jack all the way!!

Kos-Mos1355d ago

Well, Final Fantasy VI is the best video-game of all time so it`s correct. Perfection as far as it can be achieved in video-games. Comparing this with games like cod, gow, gears, me, gta, killzone, halo is an utter disgrace to the intellectual mind.

Spookshow1355d ago

Back when storytelling mattered more than shiny graphics or fps count, back when you didn't need online to have a good time and DLC was nothing to be upset about.

Long gone are those golden days...

COD/Halo days have come now.

Sad, isn't it?

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