Top 5 of Final Fantasy's Most Evil Bad Guys

Brandon Thompson writes: "Gamers have seen few franchises with histories as impressively deep and memorable as the Final Fantasy series. Besides being known for great story lines lovable heroes, Square/Enix's uber-popular franchise is also known for having some of the meanest and most evil baddies in the history of video games.

What does it take to make a successful bad guy who makes a real impact on gamers? The character's costume certainly plays a part. Maybe it's how dramatic of an introduction the character has? Maybe it's all about how insanely crazy, strong, and determined the antagonist is. We still think the costume plays some part. You be the judge."

Final Fantasy A2: the Sealed Grimoire Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy Dissidia Final Fantasy Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Young King and the Promised Land Final Fantasy Final Fantasy Agito XIII Final Fantasy CC: Little King Final Fantasy CC: My Life as a Darklord Final Fantasy Chronicles My Life As A Darklord Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Dark Lord Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Chiisa na Ousama to Yakusoku no Kuni Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Young King Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales 2 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Final Fantasy Gaiden Final Fantasy Gaiden: The Four Warriors of Light Final Fantasy II Final Fantasy II: Anniversary Edition Final Fantasy III Final Fantasy IV Final Fantasy IV Online Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Final Fantasy IV: The After Years - Rydia’s Tale Final Fantasy IX Final Fantasy Series - All Formats Final Fantasy Tactics Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy VII: Endless Crisis Final Fantasy VIII Final Fantasy WiiWare Final Fantasy X Final Fantasy X-2 Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XI A Crystalline Prophecy Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection Final Fantasy XI: A Shantotto Ascension Final Fantasy XI: War of the Godess final fantasy XI: wings of godness Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Final Fantasy XII Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Final Fantasy XIII Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Small King and the Promised Country Final Fantasy: My Life as a King Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers Nintendo DS PS2 PS3 PSP Wii Xbox 360 gofanboy.com
Read Full Story >>
vgn244905d ago

No Villian will EVER compare to Sephiroth man. He rocks. No one can disagree.

hay4905d ago (Edited 4905d ago )

Kefka been there before and surpassed him. As I love Sephiroth, he's my favourite villain, Kefka is much more than him. Makes Sephy look like a wannabe.

vgn244905d ago

You're just saying that because I said "No one could disagree" lol

blitz06234905d ago

Sephiroth is more bad ass than Kefka, but no one will be crazier than Kefka. The guy is a definition of 'evil'. He should be tops in that list, not Sephiroth.

vgchica4905d ago

from the article - "While we’re not allowed to number our top five lists anymore, there’s little doubt that Sephiroth would top the list if it were titled "popular" bad guys. Even though he's not the most evil, his hatred puts him in the top five."

Why can't you number a top 5?

charlescox44905d ago

How can they give honorable mention to Edea fromVIII? She wasn't that hard.

NegativeCreepWA4905d ago

lol, Sephiroths a little mommas boy always crying for mother. Kefka actually destroyed the world unlike the rest of them.

K-Tuck4905d ago

Sephiroth is a big wet p(an)sy. I'd rate Kuja over him, and Kuja is basically a schoolgirl.

Cerebellum4905d ago

Hands down: Sephiroth. What other villian has a symphony orchestra perform his theme song to live audiences? huh huh? That's right, Sephiroth PWNS!!!

N4Flamers4905d ago

was that a chick dressed as him in the pic. I would have to say the one I hated the most was seymor from FFX. Turned his mom into a summons and kept her in the basement all chained up.

iamtehpwn4905d ago (Edited 4905d ago )

Sephiroth has more rich character development, and a more obvious motivation for destruction. While Kefka is insane, Sephiroth was once psychology (seemly) normal, and even a great hero at one point.

He also didn't think what he was doing was wrong at all. Sephiroth honestly thought he was saving the world by becoming it's God.

radphil4905d ago (Edited 4905d ago )

"Sephiroth is more bad ass than Kefka, but no one will be crazier than Kefka. The guy is a definition of 'evil'. He should be tops in that list, not Sephiroth."

I kinda agree with that, though they did say they aren't allowed to number them. :p

Granted Sephiroth is another likeable villian from the FF series, I'd have to give the Bat**** crazy overall title to Kefka. The amount of stuff Sephiroth did in FF7 is kinda pale in comparison to the amount of grief, death, and overall things Kefka did in FF6.

However Sephiroth did make it seem more personal to what he did, which still makes him on the top lists.

+ Show (10) more repliesLast reply 4905d ago
qface644905d ago (Edited 4905d ago )

why would sefi top the list the list said most evil bad guys technically speaking compared to what some of the other FF have done and what some of them actually are like the embodiment of malice itself sefi isn't really all that evil just someone who went insane

its just a popularity thing in the end anyways

SprSynJn4905d ago

For the love of God man, periods!!

George Sears4905d ago

I define evil as someone for no remorse or compassion for no living being on this planet. A pure malicious conscious from beggining to end. Someone that not even his/her mother would love. For this, Kefka takes the specifications perfectly. A pathetic weakling from the start of the game, towards becoming something like the devil itself. But regardless of his power, he was always an evil twat.

CountDracula4905d ago

Most Final Fantasy characters (Bad guys included) are pretty much wimps.

capn_crunch4905d ago

Barthandelus in XIII was pretty lame, even if it wasn't hermaphrodite lame like almost all other FF villains, he was pretty lame.

Most evil had to be Kefka... sorry Sephiroth fans, he was just a lonely kid who missed mommy.

midgard2274905d ago

dear god, main villain of ff13 was probably the worst villian in any game since xenosaga 2....probably cuz they r both popes.....but UGhhh, i think ff13 wuda been better if guy cid, or guy with silver hair or even jihl (chick with huge rack) was the main villain.

i loved the whole cast except for main villain. uggh i hate him so boring

kevnb4905d ago

first game in the series I quit before finishing.