Gametrailers Top 10 Final Fantasy Characters

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Zerox20

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I agree with it as well, not catering to all the "popular" vote makes it even better. =)
 
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Usually these things aren't surprising but this one is as it's not based on popularity.

#1 spot is well deserved.

They clarified in the beginning that the list was constructed based on the depth of the characters in the series. Lightning never had much depth.
Lightning's just a marketing tool. That's about it.
 

Zack

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Kefka has depth? please.
*hands start to shake and teeth begin to grind*

I agree. Definitely a pretty solid list. I'd probably replace Sephiroth with Cloud and Balthier with Terra, but that's just me. =]
 
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You can't list every Cid in the series as one character! Boo! Foul! (though we all know FFVII and FFXII Cids are the best Cids)

I do love Kefka more than Sephiroth, but ehhh, I wouldn't have blatantly mentioned depth as a criterion for the list. We love Kefka because this seemingly comic-relief clown villain ends up becoming one of the most maniacal, psychopathic, genocidal demigods of destruction in the JRPG genre, not necessarily because he has a lot of layers with more complex motives.

Personally, I'd have Terra in there, and higher than Celes. I'd have supplanted Sephiroth with someone else. Not sure who my number 1 would be though. I have a few candidates up for the position, but I've been finding it a challenge to adequately express why beyond some of the more superficial reasons. It certainly doesn't help that in recent years I've been exposed to a lot of writing that have solidly become a benchmark for me in terms of quality, execution, characters and the right amount of depth and complexity, that the writing and storytelling in the Final Fantasy games in general retrospectively seem stilted and amateurish.
 

Zerox20

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I think they put Kefka on there because as the game progresses you learn more and more about Kefka and why he is "crazy" and things of that nature. From a pure intrigue factor I know when you play FF6 you always stay half interested just because of him as bad guy in my opinion. I wouldn't go as far to say as comic relief but he does have his moments!

and just cause I like this emoticon... :cookie: COOOKIIEEE
 

Sapientia

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Yes, because I'm going to break down in tears for the lack of Lightning.
Haha. No.
Kind of disappointed Balthier didn't make it. His charm and backstory with Cid was really interesting. And I just thought at the beginning of the game he was some pirate looking to line his pockets~
Don't know much about Kefka but from what I do...well, alrighty then. Not my list, anyhow.
 

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Yes, because I'm going to break down in tears for the lack of Lightning.
Haha. No.
Kind of disappointed Balthier didn't make it. His charm and backstory with Cid was really interesting. And I just thought at the beginning of the game he was some pirate looking to line his pockets~
Don't know much about Kefka but from what I do...well, alrighty then. Not my list, anyhow.
Balthier did make it, though. And deservedly so.
 

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Yes, because I'm going to break down in tears for the lack of Lightning.
Haha. No.
Kind of disappointed Balthier didn't make it. His charm and backstory with Cid was really interesting. And I just thought at the beginning of the game he was some pirate looking to line his pockets~
Don't know much about Kefka but from what I do...well, alrighty then. Not my list, anyhow.
What are you talking about? Balthier was on the list.