Of all of the Final Fantasy characters, a handful stand out above the rest. Be it for their great writing, dynamic personalities, or just sheer badassery – these Final Fantasy characters are the best of the best.
No Squall....really One of the best character development in the franchise From a lonely selfish Jerk from disk 1 to a brave heroic leader surrounded by new friends by disk 4
People like to hate on Squall for no reason. I thought he was great. Though I think Shadow will forever be my favorite FF character. At least, in terms of the "good" guys. I just remember flipping out when I first played the game, seeing the dog run out and destroy enemies lol.
Yeah true...it's another nit pick for FF8 by people who at the time were p***** off that FF8 was NOT a direct sequel to FF7....you know the new fans who didn't realise all FF games are different stories. Then this spread to people and over time these opinions on FF8 spread to other people who hadn't played it yet and pretty soon most people were hating on it for no reason. So they decide to nit pick FF8 to death with whatever they can come up with Squall being an emo - It's called character development, play the whole game and you will see thats not the same guy in the end we started with. The game was about Squalls journey and how it changed him for the better Junction System - People in one breath say it's too complicated...in the next they talk about how easy it is to max out all stats with magic WITH the junction system. Please make up your mind Drawing magic - How it was really hard to get magic in the game because you had to draw it in battle when really you never had to. There was pink magic points in the game, you could refine items into magic and you also had the Island of Heaven and Hell. Story with plotholes - Come on it's FF, what story does not have plotholes and complicated plotlines. Need a complicated story which is awful look at FF13. Anyway yeah...you get my point.
FF8 was perfect to me, playing it now it just so much better than ff7 at this point and time. I was one of those guys who always hyped up ff7 and played it until my thumbs got sore! we all now that takes ages with rpg's lol i bought ff8 for the vita and i told myself i was just going to play it through once and here i am on my second playthrough trying to get everything! The story is much more mature to me and the characters evolve in a awesome way. The dialogue is awesome and kept me hooked the entire time.
Balthier and Fran.
yeah Cloud over Squall is a poor choice. Cloud has zero personality and zero character development of his own...hated that emo prick. Squall was great, tons of character development.
Funny how in lists like this you always get two or three characters from the same FF...and it's always FF7. <sigh> It's like because of how popular FF7 is you HAVE to include them in top " " lists even if you think differently. I can't speak for this person, this might be his opinion who knows but I doubt all of them really think like that.
Cloud was a great character, denying he had personality is completely absurd and really if you played the game he wasn't really emo.Saying that bs just makes it look like you havent played it and are just blindly hating it.
@ KingKellogg I have played the game multiple times and it's always the same, great start, great gameplay, great music but the game falls apart after disc 1. Cloud is an emo prick and is really undesirable to play as. I find it funny that FF7 defenders claim he isn't emo but EVERYTHING he is in after he is emo, not just the movie sequel...Kingdom Hearts (which was released years before Advent Children and when ff7 fanboys claim his 'emo personality started') Cloud was emo and miserable, fighting him was easily the best thing ever to put him in his place. Maybe you just can't make out his miserable personality through text but for me it really hurt the game.
* just played FF8 for the first time And holy crap Squall is an amazing character, the amount of growth he had alone was fantastic.
I like how in each disc he has a different kind of tone to him. His character in each disc slowly changes and the best part is that the way each disc ends it sets up that change so he smoothly moves into it.
No Squall, Basch fon Ronsenburg, Vincent Valentine or even Auron?! :o I really preferred Squall over Cloud and he had a personality that succeeded Cloud's... Vincent Valentine is another underrated character even though he got his own game but still fails to see the limelight.
Wakka because he is voiced by Bender
It took me three playthroughs of FFX before I realized that..... Lol! That revelation when I was watching the ending credits roll again, and saw John DiMaggio in there.
Vivi and Zidane, because FFIX is my favorite also Squall definitely should also be on this list
Which head did you think with when you made that decision?
I thought FF9 character design was really brilliant especially Freya, Vivi & Amarant
Mines Cloud, Squall, Tifa, Sephiroth, Auron, Fran, Tidus, Yuna, Sid and Yuffie
zell final fantasy 8 cyan ff8 seltzer ff 6 moogle ff6 sabin deserves to be first though... favorite character ever : )
FF Tactics fans here and i salute your choice sir ^^
Guess the author never played IX...
ViVi is #3, so I would guess that he has. Opinion pieces should be read as just that.
Where's zack fair?, if you played crisis core you'll hate cloud an love zack, that bastard threw away zack's buster sword.
Squall Cloud Zidane Vivi Barrett Vincent Sabin Locke Sepiroth Kefka
My top ten in no order that are playable characters Auran Squall Irvine Cid Highwind Cloud Balthier Basch Freya ViVi Fran
the dynamic duo biggs and wedge FTW
Ok list but I would have added Lulu on there
And what bloody FF is your favorite I want to know? Is it one with that fairy tidus? Cloud is emo? Having been compared to cloud in HS, I find it amusing. Cause I was QB in HS. EMO= Wanting to die. or to have the world watch you die. Tears to the emo is a sign of streangh. (yeah really.) I don't remember cloud wanting to die, or being self sacrificing? He just didn't give a rats ass about anyone other then his own. I would rather be some one with very little moral compass (which I am) then the pixie who's always waiting to fly into a bus. for whatever reason. To many FF after 7,8,9 suffer from this. Like my old man once told me as a wee lad. "MAN UP" Some one should tell em that.
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