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Submitted by Nova_Crystallis 644d ago | news

Japan ranks their favorite female characters from the Final Fantasy series

Japan ranks their favorite Final Fantasy females with Lightning as the over all winner. (3DS, Android, Final Fantasy, iPhone, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)

j-blaze  +   644d ago
Rikku should be on top imo
DragonKnight  +   644d ago
One would think that Rikku, being the most "anime" style female character that's been in the series so far, would have been at the top. Lightning is only there because she's the newest and more people know her. I mean, she has the personality of wood. So unless the Japanese audience likes emotionless women (and their programming suggests that that couldn't be further from the truth), there's no other logical explanation than either this was a VERY small poll or it's because Lightning is fresh in their minds thanks to Square-Enix trying to force her down everyone's throat.
SuperSonic266  +   644d ago
No garnet should be

Final fantasy ix > everything
Hicken  +   643d ago
Rikku's been my hands-down favorite since I first laid eyes on her. I doubt that's ever gonna change.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   644d ago
People are fickle and short sided so the newest game should be expected to be on top.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   644d ago
Lightning number one? are you kidding me Japan?
She had the emotionally depth of a cardboard box.
I would personally choose Aerith or Terra from FFVI.
linkenski  +   644d ago
Japanese people have a very different way of looking at characteristics of people. The more women sound like little girls the more sexy they are. It's pretty disturbing to me.
tubers  +   644d ago
Does Lightning's Japanese voice sound like a little girl?
MaxXAttaxX  +   643d ago
Lightning doesn't sound like a little girl.

But character design may take priority over depth. She's also the latest character so is likely that this may skew her popularity.
linkenski  +   640d ago
Alright i don't know the latest FF games, so i cant attribute that generalization to Lightning, and i didn't mean to, but i just meant to say that Japanese people look at different things than most people in the west do, when they try to choose what character is better than the other.
Snookies12  +   644d ago
Terra definitely, she was absolutely amazing for a character. Especially the way she struggled to find her place in life after the world ended. Man, I still remember some of those scenes with her so fondly.
arronax-1  +   643d ago
How dare people have an opinion of their own.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   643d ago
Yeah people can have their own opinion.
So what's your point?
Ironic much?
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ayabrea93  +   644d ago
I don't think lightning should be top but I'm happy tifa, aerith and Yuna are in the top 4. Tifa especially took me surprise with the emotional depth she has in vii.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   644d ago
Yeah I loved Tifa in FFVII.
Probably one of the most interesting side story's in a FF game. I always remember the scene where she goes on a date with Cloud when they were young and it's all awkward between them lol

*sigh*
I really miss when FF was good.
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Fishermenofwar  +   644d ago
What about the obese Magus sister...She was smokin!!!
majiebeast  +   644d ago
Lightning has the character depth of a box of cereal.
Summons75  +   644d ago
So does cloud but you don't see people crying about him...
zerocrossing  +   644d ago
Did you FFVII? all the way through?
hay  +   644d ago
Cloud cried long enough for himself.
Nerdmaster  +   644d ago
Hated Lightning on top, but no Vanille in the list at least. It looks like not even japanese people like retarded teenage girls. I hope they take this as a hint to stop making this kind of characters.
TheLyonKing  +   644d ago
Rikku the top if i was to bang one but Lightening is a very strong character.

My favorite is either Tifa or Quistis
chadwarden  +   644d ago
Lightning's the best!
Blastoise  +   644d ago
Hurray for Faris. She was a badass pirate afterall
raiden-49  +   644d ago
ff13-3 might do well in Japan if Lightning is number one but i hope its the last ff game with Lighting in it for a while.
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Djinn  +   644d ago
Hurray for lightning!!! Good to know Japan's taste isn't completely terrible. Can you believe the idiots who say Rikku should be higher? LOL. Clearly they just hate FFXIII. Hee Hee.
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AdmiralSnake  +   644d ago
Rolf @ people crying about lightning winning the top spot.
o-Sunny-o  +   644d ago
Lightning is a joke. Vanille and Rikku are actually my favorites..LuLu was kool.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   644d ago
I guess the japanese really like Lighting. Personally Fang is my favorite of FF females.
Louis_Guzman  +   644d ago
Did you FFVII???
strigoi814  +   644d ago
Lightning is a male
Gekko  +   643d ago
I can't say that I'm surprised. This sort of thing happens in anime as well where when a new anime gets released everyone claims it to be their all time favourite in polls.

It's too bad it wasn't stated how many people actually voted.
Hydralysk  +   643d ago
Can't say I'm surprised, FF females have always been pretty underwhelming. Hell Aeris is probably the most iconic female character, and that's just because she got stabbed.
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SugarSoSweet  +   643d ago
God Lightning was terrible...
DonFreezer  +   643d ago
Yuna is by far the most beatiful and humble Final Fantasy female character
Son_Lee  +   642d ago
Lightning is awesome, but nobody beats Tifa. NOBODY.

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