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The Final Fantasy series has featured many antagonists, both minor and major, who serve as enemies to the player party. Below is a list of the key antagonists from each installment.

List of antagonists[]

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Final Fantasy[]

  • Garland - The first boss, who used to be a loyal knight, but betrayed Cornelia and kidnapped Princess Sarah. Although he may seem a simple knight that the Warriors of Light had to kill, not even they can predict what Garland sets in motion. He is the main antagonist.
  • Four Fiends - Four demons representing the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. They capture the four Crystals and steal their light, causing chaos in the world.
  • Chaos - The demon king, created when Garland merges with the essences of the Four Fiends. He is the one causing the time loop. He is the final boss.

Final Fantasy II[]

  • Borghen - The Emperor's general and a former noble of Kashuan turned traitor.
  • The Dark Knight - Maria's brother Leon, working for the Emperor.
  • The Emperor - He is the ruler of Palamecia that unleashes war on the world. He comes back to life after dying by splitting his soul with the powers of Light and Darkness, thus becoming the ruler of Heaven and Hell himself. He is the main antagonist and the final boss.

Final Fantasy III[]

Final Fantasy IV[]

  • Baigan - Baron's captain of the Royal Guards, who betrays his kingdom to gain more power.
  • Dr. Lugae - An insane scientist that follows Golbez, and performs experiments on humans to serve his own purposes. He turns Edge's mother and father into monsters.
  • Archfiends - Golbez's minions, each of whom battles the heroes at least twice. Their names are inspired by names of devils in Dante's Inferno: Scarmiglione, Cagnazzo, Barbariccia, and Rubicante.
  • Golbez - Cecil's brother who is under the control of Zemus. Golbez takes command of the Red Wings airship fleet and attacks the world to steal the Crystals and summon the Giant of Babil.
  • Zemus - A Lunarian who believes the Lunarians should annihilate humans and take over Earth. He can control people's minds, and after he dies, his hate manifests into a creature called Zeromus. He is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

  • Rydia? - a mysterious girl whom Cecil and his friends encounter while confronting an outbreak of monsters within the Sealed Cave.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

  • Mysterious Girl - A powerful girl who slightly resembles Rydia. She is gathering the eight Crystals for an unknown reason.
  • Kain? - The evil side of Kain Highwind who joins the Mysterious Girl in her plot to retrieve the Crystals.
  • Dark Knight - Much like Kain's evil side, Cecil's has reappeared. He attempts to deceive Ceodore and his family, and kill the party.
  • The Creator - The original creator of the Crystals who seeded them on many worlds to create life, it has deemed the inhabitants of the Blue Planet as evolutionary failures that must be destroyed. It is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy V[]

Final Fantasy VI[]

  • Ultros - A wisecracking, carnivorous octopus who follows the party to get revenge for his rising number of defeats, as well as to try and devour them. He eventually gets a job working at the Dragon's Neck Coliseum and gives up his chase.
  • Gestahlian Empire - Led by Emperor Gestahl, the Empire seeks the power of magic to control the world, and has developed Magitek as a result of their research into espers.
  • Kefka Palazzo - An experimental Magitek Knight driven insane by his augmentation. Kefka develops a hatred of everything and begins acquiring power on his own while serving Gestahl, eventually becoming the God of Magic by absorbing the power of the Warring Triad. He is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy VII[]

  • Shinra Electric Power Company - The company that controls the world. Shinra extracts life energy from the Planet for profit and has conducted a series of genetic experiments involving this energy. Staff members include the Turks and President Rufus Shinra.
    • President Shinra - The leader of Shinra Electric Power Company, he hungers for money and power and doesn't care for the consequences of his actions.
    • Rufus Shinra - The son of Shinra and Vicepresident of the Company, he became the president after his father's death. A very ambitious and smart man, Rufus is a schemer who wont hesitate to fulfill his ambitions.
    • Heidegger - The head of public safety usually works alongside Scarlet.
    • Scarlet - The head of weapons development, she is a ruthless and cruel woman.
    • Palmer - The head of the space program, he attempted to steal Cid's plane.
    • Professor Hojo - Shinra's top scientist and Sephiroth's father who conducted a number of experiments with Jenova's cells on his son, leading to the development of SOLDIER.
  • Turks - The Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department, they work as an intelligence agency for Shinra, performing black ops, like espionage, kidnapping or murdering.
    • Tseng - The leader of the Turks.
    • Reno - A member of the Turks he is usually partnered with Rude. He initially appeared to capture Aerith in Sector 5 slums church.
    • Rude - A member of the Turks he is usually partnered with Reno.
    • Elena - The newest member of the Turks, despite her chatty nature, she takes her job seriously.
  • Jenova - The Calamity from the Skies, Jenova fell to the Planet long ago and attempted to destroy it. Her cells are used by Shinra to create members of SOLDIER.
  • Sephiroth - The first and strongest SOLDIER, who is claimed to have disappeared five years ago. Upon learning the origins of his birth, he went insane and now claims his birthright as an Ancient as the motivation to ascend to godhood through the destruction of the Planet. He is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[]

  • Shinra Electric Power Company - The company that controls the world. Shinra extracts life energy from the planet for profit and has conducted a series of genetic experiments involving this energy. Staff members include the Turks, President Shinra, Heidegger and VIP Rufus Shinra.
  • Don Corneo - The crimelord who controls Wall Market and is in cahoots with Shinra.
  • Sephiroth - The first and strongest SOLDIER, who, Cloud claims to have killed five years ago, but who now appears in his hallucinations and dreams to taunt him. He is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[]

  • Kadaj - A remnant of Sephiroth who embodies Sephiroth's insanity. He becomes Sephiroth after fusing with Jenova.
  • Loz - A remnant of Sephiroth who embodies Sephiroth's physical strength.
  • Yazoo - A remnant of Sephiroth who embodies Sephiroth's allure.
  • Sephiroth - the antagonist of Final Fantasy VII, who is resurrected with the help of his three remnants. He wants to crush Cloud's spirit and find a new planet to call home, using the Planet as his vessel.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[]

  • Fuhito - A twisted scientist for AVALANCHE who is using the Materia embedded in the back of his commander, Elfe's hand to destroy humanity and return them to the Planet.
  • Zirconiade - an ancient summon with the power to destroy the world.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-[]

  • Deepground - A top secret confidential and controversial unit of SOLDIER made up of abducted and experimented former units for the purpose of Shinra's goal of attaining more lethal and calculating efficiency in its armies.
  • Tsviets - The leading warriors of Deepground.
    • Weiss - The misantrophic and violent leader of the Tsviets, who commands a campaign to wipe out the Planet. He is a main antagonist.
    • Nero - Brother of Weiss and second in command. A dry and cold but loyal Tsviet who commands an eldritch power over darkness gained by experiments related to WEAPON done during his conception.
    • Rosso - A psychotic female Tsviet born as the result of an experiment to successfully splice Genesis's DNA into a living subject, and became mentally deranged upon being exposed to Deepground's regiments.
    • Azul - A former resident of Costa del Sol who aspired to join SOLDIER in his youth. Having undergone various experimentation to augment his already prodigious strength, including Mako doping and the "Metamorphose" Project, he remains the strongarm of the Tsviets, including heavy weapons and shock tactics through transforming into a Behemoth like monster.
    • Shelke - She is 19-years-old though permanently stuck in the body of a young girl.
  • Professor Hojo - Having uploaded his consciousness onto the Planet's Worldwide Network, Hojo later fuses with the Deepground soldier Weiss, and effortlessly controls him, and in turn, all of Deepground, to his unknown bidding. He hopes to summon the Omega Weapon to start life over again. He is the main antagonist.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[]

  • Dr. Hollander - A scientist who worked on the Project G side of the Jenova Project that created Genesis and Angeal Hewley. Joins with his creation when Genesis defects from Shinra.
  • Angeal Hewley - A mentor and friend of Zack Fair who joins Genesis in his rebellion against Shinra to cure himself.
  • Genesis Rhapsodos - A SOLDIER defector and product of the Jenova Project who is at war with Shinra and the world due to learning of his true birth and origins. Though he considers himself a monster that threatens the world, he ultimately wishes to fulfill the romance of the famous play LOVELESS and seek what is known as the "Gift of the goddess". He is the main antagonist.
  • Sephiroth - A SOLIDER 1st class who is driven insane by the revelation of his creation, spurred on by the words of Genesis about Jenova's true nature.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

  • Vinzer Deling - The president of Deling City, whose popularity among his followers hide a tyrannical dictatorship that aims for world conquest. He is responsible for the attempted Siege of Dollet and his rule has already taken control of neighboring country Timber.
  • Edea Kramer - A sorceress possessed by Ultimecia, who uses her body to terrorize the world and search for Ellone using Galbadia's military.
  • Seifer Almasy - Squall Leonhart's heated rival and a SeeD candidate. Due to inappropriate protocol, Seifer fails the final exam, and his taste of failure leads him to become a Sorceress Knight and commander of the Galbadians under Edea.
    • Raijin- He, Fujin, and their leader Seifer, make up the Balamb Garden disciplinary committee. Despite being physically formidable, Raijin tends to be the underdog of the group whom both Fujin and Seifer boss around.
    • Fujin- She is a member of Balamb Garden's disciplinary committee alongside Raijin and Seifer Almasy. Her most distinguishable trait is her manner of speech.
  • Adel - A sorceress and former ruler of Esthar. Her reign of tyranny caused the beginning of the Sorceress War, and ordered the abduction of hundreds of young girls with potential sorceress powers, one of which was Ellone, whom Laguna Loire set out to rescue, along with stopping Adel's destructive ambitions.
  • Ultimecia - A sorceress from the future who possesses and manipulates people from the past to achieve time compression. She has a burning hatred for SeeD. She is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy IX[]

  • Queen Brahne - The queen of Alexandria and adoptive mother of Garnet. She was a sweet queen until Kuja corrupted her. She now seeks the power of the eidolons to conquer the Mist Continent.
  • Beatrix - The top general and most trusted warrior of the all-female army of Alexandria. Loyal to her nation without wavering convictions, she stands against any opposition as a powerful adversary.
  • Zorn and Thorn - Queen Brahne's court jesters and mages. Loyal to the most powerful, after Brahne's death, they started to work for Kuja.
  • Lani - A bounty hunter that initially worked with Amarant. She pursued the heroes to the Outer Continent.
  • Garland - The leader of the dead planet of Terra. He is using his Angels of Death to disrupt the Cycle of Souls in Gaia to create a homeland for Terra's lost people.
  • Kuja - A Genome with a soul, he can be considered Zidane's older brother. As Garland's Angel of Death, it is in his nature to cause war and chaos. Upon learning of his mortality, he resolves that if he can't live, no one can. He is the main antagonist.
  • Necron - A mysterious entity which appears after Kuja is defeated and seeks to return the world to nothingness. He is the final boss.

Final Fantasy X[]

  • Sin - A massive, whale-like beast that terrorizes the world of Spira. It is the main antagonist.
  • Seymour Guado - A half-human, half-Guado maester and the latter race's delegate to the maesters' council, who believes that the only way to end Spira's suffering is to destroy it. He wishes to become Sin to achieve his goal. He is a major antagonist.
  • Wen Kinoc - The human delegate to the council of maesters, and the most overtly corrupt aside from Seymour, Kinoc tricks the Crusaders into a suicide mission against Sin and presides over Yuna's forced wedding to Seymour.
  • Kelk Ronso - The Ronso delegate to the council of maesters and Chief Justice of the high court at Bevelle. He opposes the party after they are framed as traitors, but is nevertheless far more honest and reasonable than the other three on the council.
  • Yo Mika - Grand Maester of Yevon and chief spiritual teacher to all of Spira. He at first seems to be a harmless, kindly old priest, but is later revealed as the mastermind of a vast web of lies and propaganda to keep himself in power.
  • Yunalesca - Yu Yevon's daughter and an unsent who gives Spira false hope through the Final Summoning to destroy Sin.
  • Jecht - Tidus's father with whom he has an antagonistic relationship. As Braska's Final Aeon he forms the current Sin. He is a reluctant antagonist.
  • Yu Yevon - The ancient summoner worshiped by Spira. In reality, he is the source of all their troubles, terrorizing the world clad in his armor known as Sin. It is implied that Yu Yevon has become a mindless entity, as his only purpose is to continually summon Dream Zanarkand. Nonetheless, he is the final boss.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

  • Leblanc - Founder of the Leblanc Syndicate, a rival sphere hunter to Yuna and the Gullwings, and a thorn in their side.
    • Logos- Member of Leblanc Syndicate. Like the rest of the syndicate, Logos is loyal to Leblanc and exceedingly cocky and intelligent. He is the brains of the Leblanc Syndicate, and tries to keep Ormi under control when the latter gets agitated.
    • Ormi- Member of Leblanc Syndicate. Ormi is dimwitted and lets his emotions get out of hand, being held back by the more rational Logos. Ormi is devoted to Leblanc and strives to serve her and help accomplish whatever goals she may set for the syndicate.
  • Shuyin - A blitzball player from Zanarkand 1000 years ago, now a vengeful unsent spirit. Consumed in malice and grudging contempt for a world without him and his lover, such feelings motivate him to use the machina weapon Vegnagun to destroy Spira. He is the main antagonist and final boss and resembles Tidus in appearance.

Final Fantasy XI[]

  • Shadow Lord - The Lord of the Beastmen, he started the Crystal War and formed the Beastmen Confederacy. He is the main antagonist and final boss of the original Final Fantasy XI.
  • Kam'lanaut - A Zilart prince and Eald'narche's brother. He was seen to the public as a hero and founder of Jeuno's current state.
  • Eald'narche - The main Zilart prince who wants to open the gates to paradise, and tried doing so by manipulating the Shadow Lord. He is the main antagonist and final boss of Rise of the Zilart.
  • Nag'molada - A member of the Armahrwn Society and a diplomat of Jeuno. His desire for the "truth" is what sets many of the events in motion in Chains of Promathia. He appears as an anti-hero, until the final chapters.
  • Promathia - The Twilight God, and creator of the Beastmen. He punished the people of Vana'diel for trying to open the gates to paradise. He is the main antagonist and final boss of Chains of Promathia.
  • Razfahd - The young, misled vizier of Aht Urghan, his lust for power and control nearly leads to the second Ragnarok through Alexander's manipulation and revival. He is the main antagonist of Treasures of Aht Urghan.
  • Spitewardens - A group of undead souls who serve Lady Lilith.
  • Lady Lilith - A mysterious woman from an alternate future of Vana'diel. Her goal is to make her own dark future come to pass. She is the main antagonist and final boss of Wings of the Goddess.
  • Hades - A mysterious been sealed by the founder of Adoulin thousand of years ago. He wants to disrupt the cycle of death and rebirth. He is the main antagonist and final boss of Seekers of Adoulin.
  • Cloud of Darkness - A dark entity who has consumed many worlds before and plans to take over Vana'diel, taking away color and life from the world in the future. She is the main antagonist of Rhapsodies of Vana'diel and the true final boss of Final Fantasy XI.

Final Fantasy XII[]

  • Ba'Gamnan - A bangaa bounty hunter that chases Balthier.
  • The Occuria - A race of ancient, godlike beings, also known as "The Undying", that seek to control the world and the course of history by giving power to those they favor.
  • Venat - A rogue Occuria who believes that mankind should be able to forge their own history free of the gods. It uses the Archadian Empire to further this goal.
  • Dr. Cid - Balthier's father and a scientist of Archadia who, with the help of Venat, created the manufacted nethicite that allows Archadia to come to power.
  • Archadian Judges - The supreme enforcers of Archadian law. Each wields extraordinary legal power in his or her own right over lower-ranked Archadian officers.
    • Bergan - A cruel man, he strongly believes in military might, and that only the strong should rule, with an iron fist.
    • Drace - The only woman among the judges, she is very vocal in her mistrust towards Vayne and is very loyal towards Larsa.
    • Ghis - An arrogant and cunning man with a condescending attitude.
    • Zargabaath - A man that acts as a voice of reason and moderation among his fellow judges.
  • Gabranth - A ruthless and feared man among the Archadian Judges who direct his hatred towards his twin brother Basch fon Ronsenburg. He killed Vaan's brother, Reks, and is the bodyguard for Larsa, answering to Emperor Gramis.
  • Vayne Solidor - The Emperor of Archades who murders his father to gain control of the Empire. He wishes to use the power of nethicite to conquer Ivalice and declare himself the next Dynast King. He is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

  • Ba'Gamnan - A bangaa bounty hunter that is after Vaan and his party.
  • Judge of Wings - A powerful Judge-like antagonist, whose real identity being that of a viera named Mydia. She craves the powers of auracite, but in truth is being controlled by Feolthanos to exact his revenge upon Ivalice.
  • Feolthanos - The leader of the aegyl who went mad after the Occuria locked him away in Lemurés. He is the main antagonist and final boss.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

  • Cid Raines - A brigadier general working for the Sanctum who was unwillingly made a l'Cie by Barthandelus and whose Focus is to guide Lightning and her fellow Pulse l'Cie.
  • Jihl Nabaat - A cruel, but intelligent, PSICOM officer who views l'Cie as subhuman.
  • Yaag Rosch - A lieutenant colonel of the Sanctum who sees all l'Cie as threats to the peace and prosperity of Cocoon.
  • Barthandelus/Galenth Dysley - The leader of the Lindzei fal'Cie and lord sovereign of Cocoon through his guise as the Sanctum's Primarch Galenth Dysley. His ultimate goal is to kill Orphan to open the Door of Souls at the cost of Cocoon and the lives of its citizens. To reach this end, he uses Lightning and her friends as tools to reach his goal. He is the main antagonist of the game.
  • Orphan - The fal'Cie that acts as the source for Cocoon's power. Orphan wishes to bring about the return of the Maker by summoning Ragnarok to destroy Cocoon to open the Door of Souls even if it means he must die in the process. He is the final boss of the game.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

  • Caius Ballad - An immortal man from Gran Pulse who wishes to destroy the goddess Etro to negate time to save his companion Yeul from her curse of reincarnation. Caius wants to stop seeing Yeul die and is willing to destroy the world to save her. He is the main antagonist.
  • Alyssa Zaidelle - A woman whose continued existence in the timeline is a paradox. She wants to foil Serah and Noel's plan to correct the timeline so she can continue to exist.
  • Adam - A sentient man-made fal'Cie who uses humans to preserve its existence.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

  • Lumina - She was created from Lightning's inner emotional turmoil and connected to the Chaos. Lumina is a playful prankster who interferes Lightning in her journey. In some of her encounters she causes mischief, although at other times she helps Lightning.
  • Bhunivelze - The central deity of the universe, the creator of the gods Pulse, Lindzei and Etro. He was in a deep sleep as his creations acted on his behalf. Upon awakening Bhunivelze decided to create a new world and chose Lightning as his servant to provide him with human souls. He is the main antagonist and final boss.
  • Caius Ballad - Now kept alive by the will of Yeul, Caius resides in the Wildlands as her guardian, continuing to wait for when he can die.
  • Snow Villiers - Once an ally of Lightning and now the Patron of Yusnaan, Snow wishes to fight Lightning and die by her hand as punishment for failing to protect Serah.
  • Noel Kreiss - A former ally of Lightning now acting as a vigilante in Luxerion, Noel believes that he must kill Lightning to ensure a bright new future for the world.

Final Fantasy XIV[]

  • Ascians, a secret society determined to resurrect the dark deity Zodiark by influencing world events to their design.
    • Lahabrea - The first of the unsundered encountered, possessing the body of Thancred for a time while manipulating Gaius into doing his dirty work.
    • Elidibus - The second of the unsundered and the Emissary of the Ascians who approaches the Scions on seemingly diplomatic grounds.
    • Nabriales - A sundered, high-ranking Ascian who abducted Minfilia when she refused to yield the Tupsimati to him.
    • Igeyorhm - Another sundered, high-ranking Ascian who works alongside Lahabrea during Heavensward.
    • Emet-Selch - Also known as Solus zos Galvus and Hades, he is the final unsundered who orchestrated the Allagan Empire and founded the Garlean Empire as its first emperor, being the grandfather of Varis zos Galvus and great-grandfather of Zenos yae Galvus.
    • Fandaniel - A rogue, sundered Ascian who allied himself with Zenos. Unlike the rest of his brethren, he has no interest in restoring the world to its original state and seeks to recreate the Final Days on the Source so that he may end his fragmented, immortal existence.
    • Mitron - A sundered Ascian who, along with Loghrif, orchestrated the Flood of Light in the First, only to transform into the first sin eater, Eden, upon his defeat at the hands of Ardbert and his group.
  • The Garlean Empire, an aggressively expansionistic state that had already conquered most of Ilsabard and Othard before invading Eorzea, and rules its provinces with an iron fist.
    • Gaius van Baelsar - Leader of the XIVth Imperial Legion who leads an invasion of Eorzea fueled by the beliefs of his country. Originally spearheading an official invasion, after the instigation of the Seventh Umbral Era and amid growing political instability at home, he leads his own personal invasion with the XIVth Legion.
    • Nael van Darnus - Legatus of the Garlean Empire's VIIth Imperial Legion. In reality, she is a ruthless woman named Eula Darnus who assumed her late brother's identity and believes the empire's invasion of Eorzea is of divine intervention to save its people from their pagan ideals. She is eventually possessed by the will of the moon Dalamud and orchestrated the events that led to the Seventh Umbral Calamity.
    • Nero tol Scaeva - Head of Magitek research, a ruthless man who is loyal to the Empire, yet is mistrusted because of his attitude.
    • Livia sas Junius - Gaius's adopted daughter and his most fanatical follower.
    • Rhitahtyn sas Arvina - A former mercenary and native of a country annexed by the Garlean Empire, awarded his current ranks by Gaius himself.
    • Varis zos Galvus - New emperor succeeded the throne from his late grandfather Solus zos Galvus.
    • Regula van Hydrus - Legatus of the VIth Imperial Legion. He seeks the secrets of Azys Lla so the Garlean Empire can use the Allagan knowledge kept within to trap primals to stop their cycle of rebirth.
    • Zenos yae Galvus - Legatus of the XIIth Imperial Legion, son of the emperor Varis zos Galvus. He serves as the Imperial Viceroy of Ala Mhigo since the presumed death of Gaius van Baelsar, while also overseeing the occupied territory of Doma.
    • Asahi sas Brutus - A Garlean ambassador and a member of the Populares who journeys to Doma under the pretenses of peace, though in reality he seeks revenge against the Warrior of Light for Zenos's defeat in Ala Mhigo.
    • Noah van Gabranth - Legatus of the IVth Imperial Legion from the Republic of Landis, having reached the rank of legatus despite not being a pureblooded Garlean.
    • Valens van Varro - Legatus of the reformed VIIth Legion and the head of Garlemald's Weapon project. His hatred for Gaius is his prime motivation for spearheading the Ultima Weapon project, and stands in direct contrast to what Gaius stood for while serving the Empire.
  • Primals - Powerful magical beings whose very existence drains the land of life while gives the Garlean Empire justification in invading foreign lands.
  • Teledji Adeledji - Head of the Mirage Trust and member of the Ul'dahn Syndicate. Incited unrest in Ul'dah to push the Carteneau Reclamation Bill in a bid to seize the ancient superweapon Omega discovered under the Carteneau Flats.
  • Lolorito - Chairman of the East Aldenard Trading Company and member of the Ul'dahn Syndicate. Effectively the most powerful man in Ul'dah, and is has more-or-less taken control of the city-state government as of the start of Heavensward.
  • Ilberd Feare - An Ala Mhigan refugee recruited as the Captain of the Crystal Braves. He allies with the Monetarists and leads the Braves in betraying the Scions before descending into extremism as a leader in the Ala Mhigan resistance.
  • Nidhogg - One of the first brood, this great wyrm has led the Dravanian Horde in a bloody vendetta against the Holy See of Ishgard for the past thousand years.
  • Thordan VII - Archbishop of the Holy See of Ishgard, who seeks the power of the primals to become a God-King using an eye of Nidhogg. He leads the Heavens' Ward, a group of skilled knights chosen as personal guard to the Archbishop himself.
    • Zephirin de Valhourdin- A former commander of the Temple Knights, Ser Zephirin is the Very Reverend Archimandrite of the Heavens' Ward.
    • Vellguine de Bourbagne- The Unbreakable Stone Spear, Ser Vellguine is second-in-command to Ser Zephirin, and is the oldest and longest serving member of the Heavens' Ward.
    • Charibert de Leusignac- A former inquisitor with a sadistic streak, Ser Charibert is perhaps best known for his ruthless persecution of heretics and his brutal interrogations, which often ended in the conviction and execution of the accused.
    • Grinnaux de Dzemael- A member of House Dzemael, Ser Grinnaux the Bull is a peerless warrior. Yet while his combat abilities are exceptional, his disagreeable personality has led to more than a few altercations with others.
    • Adelphel de Chevraudan- A young knight, born of a lesser house and famed for his elegant swordsmanship, Ser Adelphel trained rigorously from a young age at the behest of his father, who believed it would help him to excel in high society.
    • Paulecrain de Fanouilley- A man of humble origins, Ser Paulecrain rose from poverty by his skill with the lance alone.
    • Haumeric de Peulagnon- Having graduated from Saint Endalim's Scholasticate as one of the Trinity, Ser Haumeric's future among the Vault's elite was all but secure.
    • Guerrique de Montrohain- A former Temple Knight, Ser Guerrique earned much glory during his time as a heavy infantryman.
    • Hermenost de la Treaumaille- Ser Hermenost is a veteran knight who joined the Heavens' Ward during the tenure of the previous archimandrite. A former friar, he is a man of deep and abiding faith.
    • Noudenet de Jaimberd- Ser Noudenet had little interest in the power struggles within the Holy See and instead devoted himself to aetheric research.
    • Janlenoux de Courcillant- Knighthood cannot be passed from father to son, and so Ser Janlenoux, despite being the eldest son of a knight, earned his spurs like many others: through hard work and dedication.
    • Ignasse de Vesnaint- A former dragoon with a distinguished career, Ser Ignasse has slain countless dragons with his peerless technique.
  • Warriors of Darkness - A mysterious group of five warriors from another version of Hydaelyn who allied with the Ascians to save their world from ruin.
    • Ardbert - A male Hume Warrior who leads the group. Uses the pseudonym "Arbert" in Eorzea.
    • Branden- Known as the Knight of Darkness, he is a male Galdjent Paladin. Uses the pseudonym "Blanhaerz" in Eorzea. In the First, he was a knight charged to protect the princess of Voeburt but became disgraced by betrayal.
    • Renda-Rae- Known as the Ranger of Darkness, she is a Mystel Bard who poisoned Alisaie Leveilleur during their initial confrontation. Uses the pseudonym "J'rhoomale" in Eorzea. In the First, she was a legendary, emboldened hunter who sought after the highest marks for the thrill but sought revenge after Balam-Quitz killed her original comrades.
    • Nyelbert- Known as the Magus of Darkness, he is a male Elf Black Mage. Uses the pseudonym "Naillebert" in Eorzea. In the First, he and a fellow elf were the product of generations of arranged marriages to create exceptionally powerful mages born of mixed genetics. He lost his friend to a botched rift summoning and sought for a way to bring him back.
    • Lamitt- Known as the Devout of Darkness, she is a Dwarf White Mage. Uses the pseudonym "Lamimi" in Eorzea. In the First, she forsook tradition to save her sister and other afflicted dwarves from a petrifying disease.
  • Yotsuyu goe Brutus - A cruel Doman woman that serves as imperial viceroy of Doma.
  • Fordola rem Lupis - A traitor to her homeland of Ala Mhigo and now serves under the Garlean Empire, stationing in Ala Mhigan territories as commander of the Cania Lupi.
  • Omega - An alien, reality-altering machine initially believed to be of Allagan design, it seeks strength to return to its home planet.
  • Vauthry - The hedonistic mayor of Eulmore who allows people to live their lives in his twisted paradise until the end comes. He is also secretly the Lightwarden Innocence.
  • Ran'jit - Led the armies of Eulmore against the sin eaters while serving as a mentor of the reincarnations of Minfilia Warde. Obsessed with the safety of the girls, he willingly became an enforcer of Vauthry.
  • Meteion - A creation of Hermes designed to study life across the universe, she and her sisters fell to despair upon realizing that extraterrestrial life had perished as a result of their own actions. She is the cause of the Final Days that befell Etheirys.

Final Fantasy XV[]

  • Ardyn Izunia - Chancellor of Niflheim who introduced magitek to the imperial army and amassed political power and influence. Born Ardyn Lucis Caelum, he was once an heir to the throne of Lucis chosen by the Crystal to save the world from the Starscourge, a phenomena long feared to bring about plague on the people and darkness upon the world. He absorbed daemons into himself, making him immortal and ridding of the people their ailments, but was denied ascension by the gods for becoming corrupted and had his birthright taken from him by a jealous and conniving relative who became chosen by the gods. For this, he seeks revenge against the Crystal and the royal line of Lucis by killing the True King. He is the main antagonist and final boss.
  • Iedolas Aldercapt - Leader of the forces of Niflheim, who invades the country of Lucis under the pretense of signing a peace treaty to steal the Crystal. He seeks to conquer the world to fulfill the imperial dream of uniting Eos as the ancient civilization of Solheim once did.
  • Aranea Highwind - A mercenary, captain of Niflheim's Third army Corps 86th Airborne Unit. Her loyalty towards the empire she serves wavers, and her true feelings start to show when she spends time with Prince Noctis and his friends.
  • Verstael Besithia - Imperial Research Minister who developed magitek technology under Ardyn's guidance by harnessing the power of daemons. He is Prompto's biological father. He considers even the astrals science experiments.
  • Ravus Nox Fleuret - Older brother of Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, and a high commander of the Niflheim army. He has desired Lucis's downfall ever since it seemingly abandoned Tenebrae when Niflheim invaded them ten years ago. He has a new mechanical arm made using magitek, giving him supernatural powers. He is loyal to his sister, who wants to convince him to help Noctis.
  • Ifrit - The Astral of Fire, who betrayed his brethren and instigated a devastating war born of his hate of mankind a millennia ago, which led to the spread of the Starscourge and the fall of Solheim. Ardyn summons him in front of the Citadel of Insomnia to fight Noctis and his comrades.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV[]

  • General Glauca - The main antagonist and head of the magitek infantry of the Niflheim Empire. He sets out to murder King Regis and retrieve the Ring of the Lucii during the peace treaty-signing.
  • Ardyn Izunia - Chancellor of Niflheim who visits the Crown City to broker a peace treaty to King Regis. His true motive is to instigate a war that would lead to Lucis's and its royal line's downfall.
  • Iedolas Aldercapt - Emperor of Niflheim and the main representative for Niflheim during the peace treaty in Insomnia. He claims to stand for peace, but his true motive is to steal the Crystal for his pursuit of world dominance.
  • Ravus Nox Fleuret - Former prince of Tenebrae, now a high-ranked staff officer of Niflheim who visits Insomnia with other Niflheim officials. Holding a grudge toward the Lucian royalty, he seeks the power of the Ring of the Lucii.
  • Titus Drautos - Leader of the Kingsglaive, whose true identity as General Glauca is exposed during the invasion of Insomnia.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

  • Bestrald Larg and Druksmald Goltanna - Dukes of the Ivalician provinces of Gallionne and Zeltennia respectively, Larg and Goltanna are two pompous, selfish noblemen who initiate the War of Lions to place their own puppet rulers on the throne. They initially seem to be the architects of the war, but are really themselves hapless puppets of the Lucavi.
  • Argath Thadalfus - One of Larg's knights, serving alongside protagonist Ramza Beoulve at the start of the conflict. He is a firm believer in iron-fisted rule of nobles over commoners, and witnessing his atrocities convinces Ramza that both sides of the war are equally cruel.
  • Wiegraf Folles - Leader of the Corpse Brigade, a violent revolutionary group of civilian drafted warriors who were denied pay and reward after the Fifty Years' War. They target the nobility of Ivalice as recompense for their actions. After the death of his sister, his grief and rage become the motive for him to join the Knights Templar. Unable to move on and with obsession to rid of Ramza Beoulve as vengeance, this leads into him becoming the host for the Lucavi Belias.
  • Marcel Funebris - Leader of the Church of Glabados, holding the title High Confessor. He aggravates the hostilities between Larg and Goltanna from the shadows with the ultimate aim of ending the conflict himself and getting all the glory, but he is ultimately as much a pawn of the Lucavi as they are.
  • Alphonse Delacroix - Second-in-command of the Church of Glabados who is helping the Lucavi demons retrieve the auracites, magickal stones which are the Lucavi's conduits to exist in Ivalice. He is himself host to the Lucavi Cúchulainn.
  • Messam Elmdore - The charismatic Marquis of Limberry and Goltanna's right-hand man. He is the host of the Lucavi Zalera
  • Celia and Lettie - Marquis Elmore's beautiful henchwomen, who are really Ultima Demons under Zalera's command.
  • Dycedarg Beoulve - Ramza's brutal older brother, leader of the Order of the Northern Sky, one of the primary advisors to Duke Larg, and host of the Lucavi Adrammelech.
  • Folmarv Tengille - Leader of the Knights Templar who is being controlled by the Lucavi to resurrect their leader. He is the personal host of the Lucavi's second in command, Hashmal.
  • Delita Heiral: Ramza's childhood friend, whose heart is hardened and ambitions enflamed by the war. He attempts to manipulate every faction involved in the conflict into annihilating one another.
  • Saint Ajora Glabados - Worshiped as a saint, but with a view to summon the Lucavi.
  • Ultima - The Bloody Angel. Ultima is the leader of the Lucavi demons and her revival is the true purpose of the War of the Lions. She is the final boss.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

  • Llednar Twem - The personification of Mewt's anger and hatred.
  • Li-Grim - The incarnation of all the dreams that make up the world of Ivalice. She pretends to be Mewt's mother and grants him everything he wishes for.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

  • Khamja - A foreign syndicate, comprised of ruthless leaders with ties to Cid's past.
  • Illua - Leader of Khamja. An expert samurai, she carries her dark grimoire with one hand and a deadly katana with the other.
  • Ewen - A agile and secretive ninja, Ewen is a man of few words, preferring to let his katana do the talking.
  • Neukhia - A demon from the Rift, called by the twin Gran Grimoires. It is the final boss.

Vagrant Story[]

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

  • Marshal Cid Aulstyne - The leader of Milites. He sends his imperial soldiers and airships to invade the other nations to seize their Crystals. Although he is the main antagonist he fights the manipulation of the true antagonist, Gala, and with him, becomes the final boss, The Rursan Arbiter.
  • Brigadier General Qator Bashtar - The second-in-command of the forces of Milites, a fervent supporter of his country and a skilled handler of Magitek armor.
  • Nimbus - A Militesi Primus l'Cie of great age whose goal is to fulfill his Focus.
  • Qun'mi Tru'e - A newly-created female Militesi l'Cie who takes on Class Zero during the war between their countries.
  • Gilgamesh - A Black Tortoise l'Cie who has lost sight of his Focus.
  • Gala: One of the key figures who watches over Orience. He sends the Rursus to lay waste to Orience during Tempus Finis and appoints the one who becomes the Judge, who judges whether the Agito has appeared.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

  • Elgo - A Red Mage who joins the Warriors of Light on their quest to collect the shards of the world's crystal. He is revealed to be the Avalonian Emperor who seeks immortality, first from use of the world's crystal and then from the energy flowing from the world of Nil. He is the main antagonist and the final boss.
  • Four Generals - The four leaders of the Avalonian army. While three of them, Baugauven, Asmodai and Styx, are loyal to their roles, Vata first sought vengeance upon the Empire, which destroyed his home, then both fought and aided the Warriors in their quests.
  • Divine Generals - Three magical beings, Imperio, Shango and Cocytus, who are created from the bodies of the defeated generals in the wake of the world's crystal being repaired.
  • Cid - Commander of the Empire's air forces. It is he who orders the theft of the crystal from its temple.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[]

  • Raem - A monster born from the cataclysm that spread Miasma through the world and feeds on memories.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[]

  • Cu Chaspel - A servant to Galdes, with ties to the protagonist Yuri and Chelinka's family.
  • Galdes - A leader, Hierophant of the Crystal Temple. Has a plan involving crystal users.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[]

  • Dark Lord - An evil king that once ruled over the land.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[]

  • Larkeicus - An ancient immortal archaeologist and inventor who has a plan to alter the past.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers[]

  • Blaze (Crystal Chronicles) - A clavat and a Crystal Bearer with the power to create and control fire at will and wont hesitate to abuse of them. Former partner of Layle, he is later hired to capture him.
  • Jegran - The high commander of the lilty army, he will do whatever it takes for the shake of the Lilty Kingdom.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[]

  • Vile Four - Four elemental monsters that serve the Dark King, they attack the four regions of the world and drain the Crystals of their strength.
  • Dark King - A green-skinned spider king in the guise of a human, watching the world secretly from atop the Focus Tower. It is he who ordered the Vile Four to drain the Crystals in an attempt to destroy the world.

Final Fantasy Adventure[]

  • Dark Lord - An evil tyrant who seeks the Power of the Mana Tree, so he can take over the world.
  • Julius - Found and raised by Dark Lord, Julius is actually the last citizen of the Vandole Empire. After learning this, he seeks the Power of Mana, so he can rebuild Vandole and use it to dominate the world.

The Final Fantasy Legend[]

  • Four Fiends - The Four Fiends are under the control of Ashura.
  • Ashura - Ashura is responsible for commanding the Four Fiends that antagonized the heroes throughout the story.
  • Creator - He had originally created humanity, the Tower, Ashura, and is the mastermind behind all the events that plagued humanity from the very beginning.

Final Fantasy Legend II[]

  • Ashura - Ashura became a god with MAGI and now rules Ashura's World. He wants to get the ultimate MAGI so that he can conquer the other worlds. Once the heroes defeats him, stating that his minions had already shrunk themselves and entered the body of the Ki to steal her MAGI.
  • Ninja - He raided the Guardian's Base and stole all the MAGI they had collected from across the worlds on behalf of the "new gods". Ninja kidnaps Lynn in order to lure Dad, he threatens to kill her, but Dad leaps at him into a portal. The heroes think that this marked the end of both but a short while later the lone Ninja reappears, taunting the heroes before engaging in a fight and is defeated.
  • Venus - She rules over her own city where she exiles anyone that didn't live up to her extreme standards of "beauty". The heroes stay in the city, but find out that they were lied to by Venus about the existence of MAGI in her world and they go hunt it down themselves. Much later when Venus shows no sign of stopping, the heroes confront the goddess and defeat her, freeing the inhabits of the city from her tyranny.
  • Echigoya - A criminal who smuggles bananas (opium in the Japanese version). When the heroes arrive in Edo World, they work with a Hana to try and stop his criminal empire but find out that he is in alliance with Sho-gun who granted him immunity to the law in exchange for great monetary reward. The heroes confront the two and Echigoya attacks alongside an impressive total of nine guards but is still defeated by them.
  • Sho-gun - A corrupt official who runs Edo World, he worked in alliance with the smuggler Echigoya to supply the world with illegal bananas (opium in the Japanese version). He planned on using MAGI to squeeze more money out of the townsfolk. After Echigoya defeat, they track down Sho-gun at his castle where they defeat him. He calls an unexpected "ally" in the form of his demonic-looking father, however Magnate is displease with Sho-gun's failure and kills him.
  • Magnate - The true mastermind behind the banana smuggling fiasco (opium ring in the Japanese version). However Magnate was not really concerned with this subplot, simply using it as a means to get MAGI. After disposing of his son Sho-gun, obviously displeased with his son's failure. He transporting himself and the heroes to the rooftop of Edo Castle where they engaged in a battle for control over their MAGI and was defeated.
  • Apollo - He seeks all the MAGI in the worlds, but waits patiently until the heroes collect them all but a single one which he keep safe. Once the heroes have accomplished this task, Apollo appears before them and demands they hand over all their MAGI to him which they eventually submit to. Apollo is confronted again in Central Shrine, he tries to obtain true godhood and they engage him in battle, however due to the level of power he absorbed he was able to take on a secondary form and rapidly began to melt until he violently exploded due to missing the 78th MAGI.
  • Arsenal - Due to Apollo's abuse of MAGI causes the Arsenal to become active. This powerful ancient security-system prepares to destroy the worlds in order to restore order. The heroes, aided by the goddess Isis, fought their way to the machine and destroyed it.

Final Fantasy Legend III[]

  • Dogra - The heroes attempt to rescue Lara, a young girl who Dogra has kidnapped and brainwash into a servant, however after Lara was freed she joined the heroes and together they went deeper into the dungeon to confront Dogra himself.
  • Ashura - He used a strange disease to transform humans into monsters, stronghold is South Tower. The heroes went after Ashura when rumors persisted that he had some Talon Units, Ashura informed the heroes that the Units were no longer in his possession but fought them.
  • Chaos - Ruler over his own castle, he had stolen the Future Unit which the heroes needed to time-travel into the future. The heroes confronted Chaos, he informs them that their future was already doomed and now they were too before engaging them in a fight, but he was defeated.
  • Maitreya - She kidnapped a girl named Faye in order to force her to draw the Mystic Sword Xcalibr. The heroes pursued her to the tower atop a large mountain on Floatland, Maitreya wastes little time with pleasantries and attacks the heroes but is defeated.
  • Fenrir - He acts as the guard to Faye's prison within the North Maze in Pureland, the heroes faced him and defeated him.
  • Guha - Guha and the Buzi engaging in an argument, with him questioning why the Masters had to destroy other worlds while Guha argued it was not his choice to make and that it was the will of Master Xagor, the heroes interrupts them much to Guha surprise that people are able to oppose the Master's will and engaged the heroes in battle.
  • Dahak - A guardian who blocks the heroes' path in Southwest Ruins and attacks them on sight. The heroes manage to defeat him, but Dahak's image manages to live on via the power of Xagor. He is revealed to be a slave to the Masters rather than a true antagonist.
  • Jorgandr - Battles the heroes after it summoned a large sandstorm that engulfed the Talon and subsequently caused it to crash. The monstrous Jorgandr proceeded to instantly attack the heroes on the ground but was defeated.
  • Agron - Guards the Barrier Machine in Eastern Ruins which prevented people from entering the Goht Region. The heroes confronted Agron in battle, attempting to slay him with the Mystic Swords but he informs them that he's protected from the swords because of the machine. Dion destroys the machine and a angered Agron attacks the remaining heroes, only to meet defeat.
  • Ballor - Acting as a guardian who blocks the path of the heroes in Xagor's Castle. He also acts as a messenger, informing the heroes of Xagor's true nature and mocks them before engaging them in battle. Even after his defeat, he mocks them with his dying words that Xagor was they are late and that Xagor is now invincible.
  • Xagor - The leader of the Masters and residing within a castle high atop Mt. Goht. He created the Water Entity, which was slowly flooding the World and unleashing monsters upon humanity.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[]

  • Servants of Chaos - The seven demons that were sent by Chaos to cause destruction throughout the world. Each of which battled the heroes two times. Their names were inspired by names of the seven princes of Hell from Christian demonology. They are Lucifer, Asmodeus, Mammon, Leviathan, Belphegor, Beelzebub, and Satan.
  • Chaos - The Demon King, Chaos was sealed inside the Star Chamber three hundred years before the events of the game. He is the darkness within the hearts of men and wishes to flood the world in darkness.

Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

  • Warriors of Chaos - The champions summoned by Chaos to combat the warriors of Cosmos in endless conflict.
  • Chaos - the God of Discord who seeks to destroy Cosmos, his right hand Garland has helped to engineer the chain of events to have Chaos seek to end all reality during the final cycle of the war.

World of Final Fantasy[]

  • Brandelis - An entity seeking the destruction of Grymoire.
  • Segwarides - Known as the Man in the Golden Mask, he is a member of the Bahamutian Federation.
  • Pellinore - Known as the Plumed Knight, she too is a member of the Bahamutian Federation.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

  • Kingdom of Fennes- A nation of barbarians led by king Muraga.
    • Muraga Fennes- He is the king of Fennes and feared for his brutality, infamously called as the King of Savages for his ruthlessness in combat.
    • Melnia- She is the reigning queen of Fennes following Muraga's defeat.
      • Ranell- The handmaiden of Melnia.
    • Oldoa- A distant cousin of Muraga, she serves as one of his strategists.
      • Kilphe- She serves as Oldoa's right hand.
    • Rairyuu- A shinobi of Gouga who works with Fennes to fulfill his objective of exterminate the village of Saiga.
  • Kingdom of Wezette- The kingdom of Wezette is one of largest nations in Ardra and is ruled by King Khury Wezette.
    • Khury Wezette- He is the dictator king of Wezette. He is known for his talent in archery and does not have any trust for his subjects who have revolted in the past.
    • Viktora- A dragoon who secretly allied with Khury to destroy the rebellions, as he promised to make her his queen.
      • Luartha- An ally of Viktora who helps her in her plots.
    • Serjes- A lancer who leads Wezette's first division, «Equito». Due to cold treatment from Khury, he has lost all love for his country, but he continues to follow the king's orders because he doesn't want to abandon his beloved subordinates.
  • Gouga Clan- A clan of shinobi that desire the destruction of the Saiga clan.
    • Mariale- Current head of the Gouga clan.
    • Zazan- A warrior affiliated with Gouga. He loves nothing more than slaughter.
  • Crystal Sanctum- The Crystal Sanctum is a theocracy founded by Sadali Crysthea. It preaches about using the power of Crystals for good.
    • Sadali Crysthea- The leader of the Crystal Sanctum. Sadali is highly ambitious and has manipulated events to plunge other nations into war in a bid to increase his own power as he fears the threat of Rundall.
    • Dorando- A fiendish mercenary traveling the land. He works for Sadali only because he is sure Sadali will come into power and is plotting to use Muraga for his own benefit.
    • Gargas- Dorando's younger brother, a fiendish mercenary who travels the land doing anything for status and fortune.
    • "Grace"- A woman created by Sadali who constantly follows him around like a shadow, acting as his personal guard.
    • "Murmur"- A woman created by Sadali who constantly follows him around like a shadow, acting as his personal guard.
    • "Whisper"- A woman created by Sadali who constantly follows him around like a shadow, acting as his personal guard.
    • Xiza- Under secret orders from Sadali, she was sent to Hourne as a spy with the objective of causing a rebellion and annihilating the nation.
    • Vistralle- His true identity is that of a spy sent by Sadali to prepare for the inevitable rebellion.
    • Sterne Leonis- One of the princes of Leonis, he has a deep hatred towards his father Oelde, which Sadalis took advantage for to bring him to his side.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited[]

  • Oscha - The Earl's right-hand man, one of the Four Lords of Gaudium.
  • Herba - One of the Four Lords of Gaudium.
  • Fungus - One of the Four Lords of Gaudium.
  • Pist Shaz XI - One of the Four Lords of Gaudium.
  • Soljashy - A new member of the Lords of Gaudium.
  • Earl Tyrant - A young child in control of Wonderland. A spoiled child, he is really the human embodiment of Chaos.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within[]

  • Phantoms - Alien ghosts that came to earth via a meteor crash. They attack humans out of pain and agony.
  • General Hein - A general who won't listen to Aki Ross about the phantoms, and will destroy them at any cost, even the world.
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