Final Fantasy 7: Ranking Every Main Character From Worst To Best

Cloud, Aerith, Tifa and the rest, but who comes out on top?

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1997's Final Fantasy VII is remembered fondly for its amazing storyline, excellent (for the time) cutscenes, and for putting JRPG's on the map in the western world.

Arguably the most well liked of the Final Fantasy titles, audiences have been waiting for a long time to be able to play with today's capabilities.

And, while Square Enix are finally dropping a full remake in March 2020, let's celebrate the original and all the characters it introduced to us. Everyone has their favorite, whether it be through personality, usefulness, how they impacted the story or just simply how cool they looked.

It's a tall order, but sound off down in the comments how close we got.

Honorable Mention: Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie, the lost members of AVALANCHE. Three of the first characters we meet, while they each had distinct personalities, we never got to spend enough time with them. Here's hoping they get more screentime in the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

And now, sorted by a mix of everything including gut-feeling, is the definitive list of worst-to-best characters. Probably.


Note: SPOILERS within, for the original version of Final Fantasy VII.


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