Who is the worst Final Fantasy character ever?

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Regardless of how people feel about Vanille (who i really do like) or Rikku and Yuna (the same), or many other oddball characters from this Never-ending Series (*coughFinalFantasy47cough*), I feel the worst character was Vaan, Final Fantasy XII's poster child for the word Twink.

Say what you will about the plot and development, and the sequels for the handhelds... in the original, he was a pointless character created solely because the japanese don't like Bara-men that much. Androgynous for the win... meh.
Anyway, i'd gladly put up with Kooky, Mopey (to an extent), obnoxious, "ethnic" and whatever else than to have to deal with him.

It's a tie between Vaan and everyone in FF13 except the black guy.

Runner up is Squall, only because everyone made fun of him for being such an angsty teenager all the time.

Its no contest, Tidus.

HA HA HA HA HA
Im the Star of the Zanarkand Abes!

Fucking Dio. Making you fight for the Keystone? Throwing you in prison? I mean it's not like we're trying to save the world from complete destruction...

And look at that mustache-

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That just screams "douche".

But seriously, Eiko. Love the game, but... well, I named her Useless. That basically sums it up.

I have not really played past Final fantasy X so I would cast my vote for Tidus. I didn't really like his voice actor that much, it made him sound annoying actually. It made the game difficult to pay through.

jumjalalabash:

thelawgiver:
Vanille, by a hair. The voice-acting was atrocious, and the game itself wasn't much better. Everything about her character in particular was just...awful. Hope is a very, very close second. Everything about him was pathetic. He is a combination of the worst qualities of Vaan (shrimpy/insignificant) and Cloud (whiny/self-loathing).

Cait Sith also sucks pretty hardcore.

Sad thing is Cait Sith is among the most reasonable people in all the FF games. I like how he finally called out the elephant of the room that is Barret being a terrorist who killed hundreds of people. Hell when I think about it, Barret destroying that reactor probably killed more then anything Sephiroth did.

I was going to say Cait Sith until you pointed that out. He still does suck.
Quina was a useless character as was Zorn and Thorn. I hated Zorn and Thorn because it seemed like they were trying to replace the Biggs and Wedge trope.

I also hate Kuja. Whoever designed Kuja, must have thought "let's make Sephiroth, but dumb him down and make him gender ambiguous."

Wow all of my most hated characters are from Final Fantasy IX what does that tell you?

I would say Hope. Granted I didnt finish FF13 (I did with every other FF though) and I just never found any reason to like him at all. The closest saving grace I can think of for the character is that lightning made him less then useless

Selphie might be the second worst. She was just completely inconsequential to the story. I would like to say Penelo is about the same but then again she didnt get much screen time

Vaan: Starts out as a naive teenager with power fantasies, later on realizes that, and continues being the naive teenager with power fantasies. CHaracter development is supposed to allow the character to develop not remain the same

Aris Khandr:
I'm sad about how much hate Rikku and Vanille are getting, as they're my two favorites. :(

For me it was Auron. I hated that guy. I used him for a bit my first play through, but when I realized what a jerk he was, I promptly stopped. When he revealed himself to be a total hypocrite, too, I resolved never to touch him again. Rikku got his sphere grid, and Auron can GTFO.

No offense, but I fail to see how anyone could possibly hate Auron. (Of course I probably don't have the right mindset to see why.) Too me, he was my favorite character in that game.

Also, how was he a hypocrite? I haven't played the game in a while, so I may have forgotten.

"The dead MUST be sent." But, you know, not me. I'm too cool, and badass, and stuff for the rules to apply to me. Just those lesser people.

Aris Khandr:
"The dead MUST be sent." But, you know, not me. I'm too cool, and badass, and stuff for the rules to apply to me. Just those lesser people.

I'm aware of how the story goes. But he still annoys me. He doesn't give anyone else the option to say "No, I still have stuff to do." Nope, he insists Yuna send them on, all while he is dead and doesn't think that's hypocritical at all. As a general rule, though, I hate the "badass" archetype. Wolverine, Auron, Riddik, Batman, they all annoy me.

Tidus Stop being a Girl
Barret im not a Racist
Vaan MY GOD GET A SHIRT

and i liked Yuna

CkretAznMan:
Kadaj and his gang. Ugh.

Well, that is unless we're only talking about video games here, but whatever.

If you're going for movie characters I'd say the entire cast of Spirits Within. Stupid humans. No fantasy creatures and not a Cid to be seen (Sid doesn't count).

As for FF characters in game, the worst one ever is G. Because screw Gackt for trying to crow-bar his way into Final Fantasy VII. The only good thing about G is how often you get to beat him up. Yeah Gackt, that's what you get for outshining Klaha and Tetsu! How dare you release crap like Black Stone next to something good like Lu:Na!!

I also strongly disliked Vanille.

I actually really liked Cait Sith (Aka Reeve), as mentioned before he's a reasonable character and among the executives of Shin-RA he's the only one who clearly cares for the people. (In a similar vain, I liked the hint of Rufus having a change of heart in Dirge of Cerberus) Most characters are pretty bad though...

It's so hard to choose just one. Tidus I guess. I gave up on FFX because of him.

I bet no one has mentioned this one:

*AHEM*

Cid/Sid (Sp?) From The Spirits Within. Believe it or not, I actually enjoyed the movie. Not my favorite movie, but it was alright. However....Sid. Man, that old fart just made me want to punch him in the face. All he did was point everyone in the somewhat right direction while he stayed hope and perhaps had a nice, warm bath. Maybe even drinking tea. Then everyone would return, some were missing and then more catastrophe...but he somehow survived it all. But in case there's people out there who haven't seen the movie...


He truly had no contribution to the story. Everything that he did could have been done by someone else. Just my two cents.

Other FF characters that annoy me:
-Cloud: Countless sequels and spin-offs and his attitude remains the same. *Sigh*
-Yuffie: Spunky girl with no true addition to the story? I'll take Selphie over her any day of the week, thank you.
-Vaan: Nothing against him, just the fact that he also has no major contribution to the story. Heck, he had to have a sequel in order for people to notice him.
-Penelo: Love the character. Same thing as Vaan above.
-Quina: Girl or boy? Kid or adult?
-Wakka: He acts like a 10 year old. Tidus? Alright, he's still young. But Wakka looks older...what's his excuse?
-Rikku (FFX-2): Because she turned into a whore in that game. She was a fine character in FFX. She was even mysterious at the beginning. But in FFX-2, she goes from well rounded character to dumb sidekick with little clothing.
-Zorn and Thorn: Who are you guys?! Why won't you die? The queen died, why can't you?
-Elephant Lady (Queen Whatshername/Garnet's "mom"): Because she reminded me of Jinx. And I wasn't playing Pokemon.

Vaan. Hands down. He barely even needed to be there. In fact, according to the Final Fantasy wiki...

The Final Fantasy Wiki:
Vaan is known for being a compromise character, who was chosen as the title character because the Square Enix executives felt the original ideas for the game's main character, a much older, experienced man, would not appeal to target demographics.

I'll have to opt for Quina. I used him / her / it all of one time, then he / she / it was packed away, never to be seen again. Mind you, I did the exact same thing with Cait Sith, but he didn't annoy me like Quina did.

Not a big fan of Tidus, though he didn't stop me playing and enjoying FFX. His voice did grate on me though, and do not even get me started on the laughing scene. Even fake laughter doesn't make me cringe like that did. Vaan was forgettable too - Balthier should have been the main protagonist of that game. Hell, for me, he was. Vaan got relegated to being used when I had to, otherwise it was aaaaaall about Balthier.

Squall I'm fine with. Yeah he came with more baggage than an airport, but that didn't bother me. And I'm going to leap, fangirl like, on the post that cited Vincent - he wasn't the happiest of bunnies, but he had a list as long as your arm of reasons to be a bit hacked off. Plus, he's mine. Mine I tell you! :)

(I know he's not to everyone's taste, but I just can't stay away from the tall, dark, broody types).

Tidus is the worst
Mutha ****in' Auron is the best though!

Im gonna ignore FF XIII and X-2 because in my world those fucking things do not exist!
Probably Vaan. Hes just such a nothing character. Hes like a walking camera. Thats it.
Why not give us someone we actually give half a rats penis about SquareEnix?

scorptatious:

Aris Khandr:
"The dead MUST be sent." But, you know, not me. I'm too cool, and badass, and stuff for the rules to apply to me. Just those lesser people.

Auron knew he was unsent, but he promised Jecht to bring Tidus to Spira. He wanted to remain unsent until...

then afterwards after defeating Sin, he had no reasons left to stay.

I'm gonna say Kefka. I just don't like the way he laughs.
I'm also gonna say I only played FF 6 & 7.

Oh god...so many choices.

FF8
Oh god...the shit-storm starts
SQUALL: Do i really need to explain this one? I almost didn't add him in since the "Squall is dead" theory is completely awesome and actually makes the story pretty interesting...but that theory is prolly non-canonical, so it can't save him.
SELPHIE: NO.
ZELL: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
RINOA: Spend disc one gushing about Siefer. Spend rest of game gushing over Squall for no good reason.
IRVINE: Stops getting developed after disc one.
QUISTIS: Stopped getting development IMMEDIATELY. God damnit and this is the one non-annoying character that i want to like...but there's nothing there
THE REST OF THE CAST: WTF...

FF10
TIDUS: What the hell!? Ya know what, no. I'm not gunna run down every reason this character sucks. Spoony already did that for me!
WAKKA: Oh good god why. That hair is DUMB. That weapon is DUMBER. He is dumb.
YUNA: DOORMAT! NUFF SAID!
RIKKU: lol loli.
KIMARI: Quistis syndrome.

FF11
MY CHARACTER: My god he's a douche! (lol jk)

FF12
VAAN, PENELO, FRAN: Get out of my game you useless, uninteresting characters! Sure Balthier doesn't really need to be here either, but at least he's cool >_<.

FF13
My god do i wanna rip on this game...but i can't. Not because i like it, but because I've never played it, so i have no position on this. (but from what I've heard, i prolly would have plenty of chars here if i had played this)

Now for some obligatory FF love. Characters I like!
BARRET: Lol Mr.T. yea, thats basically the only reason I like him
RED13: lol doggie. Once again, i like the gimmick.
CAIT-SITH: lol moogle-cat-thing. Seriously, just put a wtf char in front of me and I'll prolly like it. Strange that that i hate FF8 so much then...
SIEFER: He electro-tortures Squall. Auto-props.
KEFKA: Oh god yes a villain i can love to hate!
LULU: Holy funbags! Lol, not the only reason. I actually find her seriousness to be quite refreshing after Tidus and Rikku get done destroying my eardrums.
AURON: FF games need more badasses! Also, seriousness helps too.
THE OTHER 3 CHARS IN FF12 THAT I DON'T HATE: Basch and Ache actually seem like complicated, well made characters, or at least waaaay better than most of the FF lot. And Balthier...well, he's just cool ^_^

TL;DR: Alot of annoying characters.

acer840:

scorptatious:

Aris Khandr:
"The dead MUST be sent." But, you know, not me. I'm too cool, and badass, and stuff for the rules to apply to me. Just those lesser people.

Auron knew he was unsent, but he promised Jecht to bring Tidus to Spira. He wanted to remain unsent until...

then afterwards after defeating Sin, he had no reasons left to stay.

Exactly.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

If XIII had been a better game, I wouldn't be so annoyed by its characters. But when the gameplay is so pitifully bad, it's hard not to focus on how equally terrible the characters and storyline are. X and XII had some very annoying characters as well, but those were infinitely better in terms of gameplay and story, so it muuuuch easier to overlook.

Tidus, Rikku, Kain, Cloud, the Warriors of Light from FFI and FFIII, Krile from FF5, Sephile from FFVIII, Kuja from FFIX, Dracula from FFI,and Cloud of Darkness

GroovyV:
Regardless of how people feel about Vanille (who i really do like) or Rikku and Yuna (the same), or many other oddball characters from this Never-ending Series (*coughFinalFantasy47cough*), I feel the worst character was Vaan, Final Fantasy XII's poster child for the word Twink.

Say what you will about the plot and development, and the sequels for the handhelds... in the original, he was a pointless character created solely because the japanese don't like Bara-men that much. Androgynous for the win... meh.
Anyway, i'd gladly put up with Kooky, Mopey (to an extent), obnoxious, "ethnic" and whatever else than to have to deal with him.

I love your post way too much after reading the first post. Made me chock on my danged cereal.

Michael Brunson:

jumjalalabash:

thelawgiver:
Vanille, by a hair. The voice-acting was atrocious, and the game itself wasn't much better. Everything about her character in particular was just...awful. Hope is a very, very close second. Everything about him was pathetic. He is a combination of the worst qualities of Vaan (shrimpy/insignificant) and Cloud (whiny/self-loathing).

Cait Sith also sucks pretty hardcore.

Sad thing is Cait Sith is among the most reasonable people in all the FF games. I like how he finally called out the elephant of the room that is Barret being a terrorist who killed hundreds of people. Hell when I think about it, Barret destroying that reactor probably killed more then anything Sephiroth did.

I was going to say Cait Sith until you pointed that out. He still does suck.
Quina was a useless character as was Zorn and Thorn. I hated Zorn and Thorn because it seemed like they were trying to replace the Biggs and Wedge trope.

I also hate Kuja. Whoever designed Kuja, must have thought "let's make Sephiroth, but dumb him down and make him gender ambiguous."

Wow all of my most hated characters are from Final Fantasy IX what does that tell you?

Ya its a shame Cat Sith was so fucking ugly and I can't stand looking at the guy.

Quina really needed more story outside of that damn frog minigame and the other party asking where the hell s/he came from.

Zorn and Thorn I have to speak out against. They weren't just pointless side characters. They were demonic mutant magic clowns who betray people and rip godly beasts of death out of people. They did have an actually role in the story unlike any of the Biggs & Wedges who ended being cannon fodder for evil guys plan.

Also how is Kuja a dumbed down Sephiroth. He is leagues more dangerous to the world and a way deeper character. Yes he is the biggest victim of FF9's art-style, but he is probably the best villain from all the FF games when you really look at what he does.

nothingspringstomind:
Khimari.
Not because he personally annoyed me for his personality, but because he was bloody useless.

FF7 was the only one with a good blue magic system, i.e. it wasn't one characters whole skill set.

FF5 the one that started it was pretty good at blue magic, it was a pool system. If Bartz gets hit with Goblin Punch everyone would know it, it wasn't a f'ing hassle to get everyone lvl5 Death for job grinding :D

Nautical Honors Society:
Well every final fantasy character from every game is the same just copy and pasted from one generation to the next, so it should be more like "what is the worst Final Fantasy character personality" and in that case I'd have to go with the kooky girl.

How many Final Fantasy games have you played again?

Man I do not understand all the Rikku hate. She was loads better than Lulu, the other non-lead female.

Anyway as for characters I hate:
Lulu: flat boring personality
Tidus: Already been mentioned
Vaan: Has no reason to exist

jumjalalabash:

Michael Brunson:

jumjalalabash:

Sad thing is Cait Sith is among the most reasonable people in all the FF games. I like how he finally called out the elephant of the room that is Barret being a terrorist who killed hundreds of people. Hell when I think about it, Barret destroying that reactor probably killed more then anything Sephiroth did.

I was going to say Cait Sith until you pointed that out. He still does suck.
Quina was a useless character as was Zorn and Thorn. I hated Zorn and Thorn because it seemed like they were trying to replace the Biggs and Wedge trope.

I also hate Kuja. Whoever designed Kuja, must have thought "let's make Sephiroth, but dumb him down and make him gender ambiguous."

Wow all of my most hated characters are from Final Fantasy IX what does that tell you?

Ya its a shame Cat Sith was so fucking ugly and I can't stand looking at the guy.

Quina really needed more story outside of that damn frog minigame and the other party asking where the hell s/he came from.

Zorn and Thorn I have to speak out against. They weren't just pointless side characters. They were demonic mutant magic clowns who betray people and rip godly beasts of death out of people. They did have an actually role in the story unlike any of the Biggs & Wedges who ended being cannon fodder for evil guys plan.

Also how is Kuja a dumbed down Sephiroth. He is leagues more dangerous to the world and a way deeper character. Yes he is the biggest victim of FF9's art-style, but he is probably the best villain from all the FF games when you really look at what he does.

Okay hold on. I will concede that Kuja does have some depth. Namely his relationship to Zidane. However Sephiroth wanted to wipe out life on the planet and turn said planet into a vessel to travel the universe eradicating all life. Second In all of the FF games Kefka is by far the best villain when you look at what he does. He decimates the world and kills tens of thousands of people.

Cridhe:

Nautical Honors Society:
Well every final fantasy character from every game is the same just copy and pasted from one generation to the next, so it should be more like "what is the worst Final Fantasy character personality" and in that case I'd have to go with the kooky girl.

How many Final Fantasy games have you played again?

10, 13, and 7. Only owned 10 and that was enough for me. Dot get defensive haha you know it's true.

I'd go with Vanille, though I'd prefer to just say every character from FF13 except Sazh, who was passable.

The entire cast of FF8...that game was so depressing when I got it and realized the series had peaked and had started its decline.

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