Anyone have favorite Final Fantasy characters? (including FFVII)
from VanHalbgott@lemmus.org to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 01 Apr 22:51
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Winco@lemmy.sdf.org on 01 Apr 23:03 next collapse

That’s a tough one. Three favorites off the top of my head would be Cecil from 4, Steiner from 9, and zidane also from 9 (when he’s not being overdramatic).

Fake4000@lemmy.world on 01 Apr 23:31 next collapse

Kefka the menace and Beatrix from FF9.

Kefka was bent on destroying stuff, but Beatrix, she does a 180.

cloudless@lemmy.cafe on 01 Apr 23:58 next collapse

Sabin FF6. He’s the only one who can suplex a train.

strongarm@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 02 Apr 17:59 collapse

I love the character concept with Sabin, it was peak Street Fighter II days for me too, so doing the Bumrush with Sabin was so awesome

toxicbubble@lemmy.world on 02 Apr 00:40 next collapse

sazh ff13

Omegamanthethird@lemmy.world on 02 Apr 00:43 next collapse

Bartz and Faris FFV

Cait Sith, Aerith FVII

Zach Fair Crisis Core

Squall, Rinoa, Zell, Quistis, Seifer, Laguna FFVIII

Vivi, Steiner FFIX

Tidus, Yuna, Auron, Wakka, Rikku, Lulu, Jecht FFX

Balthier FFXII

Vanille, Sazh, Snow FFXIII

Caius FFXIII-2

Ignis FFXV

Cid, Dion, Clive FFXVI

ouRKaoS@lemmy.today on 02 Apr 10:44 collapse

FFX

No one likes Kimari, lol!

meteokr@community.adiquaints.moe on 02 Apr 01:25 next collapse

Ritz from FFTA. Always loved her character, a protagonist gone rogue to pursue what they believe in, even against their own friends. Then, when confronted directly, backs down and recognizes our own determination to end the isekai. Really excellent character arc and growth throughout the game. Loved that she also breaks the rules of the game itself by being a human with viera job classes.

hansl@lemmy.world on 02 Apr 01:36 next collapse

The Red Mage from FF1. My first team was four Red Mage.

ytsedude@lemmy.world on 02 Apr 01:39 next collapse

I know this is the ultimate cliche answer, but it’s gotta be Sephiroth for me. The original FVII just caught me at that perfect time.

Spoilers ahead…

When you play through FFVII (the original, that is–I haven’t played the remakes yet), you only just hear about Sephiroth at first. Then you see some of the carnage that he’s caused: the President of Shinra dead at his desk and the super difficult snake boss piked on a giant stake.

In one of the flashbacks, he’s doing freaking research. That sounds boring and bland, but it was a level of depth to a villain that most people (or at least I) had never seen before. In another flashback, Cloud as a new recruit is with Sephiroth, and the difference in power is incredible. Sephiroth makes child’s play of this enormous dragon.

The final battle(s) is fantastic, and his theme song–hinted at throughout the game by Uematsu’s classic score–is iconic. Phallic imagery aside, the Masamune blade is simple but super cool. And he freaking kills Aerith?! Can he do that?! A friend of mine stopped playing the game for weeks after he got to that part.

A lot of these things are super common in games now, and I know there are several games before FFVII that had characters with this amount of depth (FFVI comes to mind), but Sephiroth is just the coolest, man!!

VanHalbgott@lemmus.org on 02 Apr 14:48 collapse

Agreed.

K3zi4@lemmy.world on 02 Apr 02:03 next collapse

So many amazing characters throughout the series.

Some examples I’d say:

Stetzer, Edgar & Sabin, even edgelord Shadow has a fantastic backstory. VI had such a large cast with such unique stories all round, I only wish a few were fleshed out a little more, Locke felt a little bland in comparison, but that could simply be translation not giving him as much of a personality, or maybe I’ve played it too many times.

Vivi in IX will always have a really touching story, the whole concept of trying to understand the world and his own existence from a very naive perspective. The fact that they still managed to portray that with wisdom and grace within that naive framework was just pure poetry, imo, and very much a staple of Japanese cultural fable/storytelling.

Ashtear@lemm.ee on 02 Apr 03:40 next collapse

My retro favorites are Rikku (especially in FFX-2) and Celes from FF6. Rikku’s the type to light up a room, and it turns out I have a thing for quirky, techie girls from persecuted minority groups which would later come up with Tali’zorah in Mass Effect. Of course, Rikku’s more daughter goals than girlfriend goals now that I’m older. Awkward.

With Celes, there have been better, deeper portrayals of depression in RPGs since, but back in the 90’s I really appreciated seeing a character that isn’t boundlessly confident and has trauma to work through. Love her story.

I also really liked Aranea from FF15. Still feeling robbed that we never got her DLC.

LEONHART@slrpnk.net on 02 Apr 03:48 next collapse

Take a wild guess…

Kolanaki@yiffit.net on 02 Apr 04:27 next collapse

Vivi?

actionjbone@sh.itjust.works on 02 Apr 05:01 next collapse

It’s Umaro, isn’t it?

d3Xt3r@lemmy.nz on 02 Apr 09:21 next collapse

Starts with a T and ends with an a?

VanHalbgott@lemmus.org on 02 Apr 14:49 next collapse

Sephiroth?

azurekevin@lemmy.world on 03 Apr 04:24 next collapse

Looks like most people didn’t care enough for VIII, huh?

demonsword@lemmy.world on 08 Apr 17:12 collapse

GAU!

Aztechnology@lemmy.world on 02 Apr 04:49 next collapse

Lot of final fantasy characters I like but an underrated one I always liked was Kuja from FFIX

Knew he was predestined to die and still chose to fight against his creators to defeat them.

chalk46@fedia.io on 02 Apr 10:27 next collapse

Gau is kind of a fun character to play if you get good with his rages

MacedWindow@lemmy.world on 03 Apr 22:39 next collapse

Exdeath for sure. His WWE entrance music plays and he walks on screen and wrecks the place. He is so maniacal and I love it.

noxy@yiffit.net on 04 Apr 03:29 collapse

nanaki

always and forever