Final Fantasy protagonists artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

A protagonist is the character which in a form of literature, the narrative is focused on. In the Final Fantasy series, every one of its game, movie, and animation installments has a main character from whose point of view the story is told.


Main series[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Warriors of Light - The heroes of destiny prophesied to restore light to the Crystals.

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

Firion - An orphan from Fynn who becomes the core of the Wild Rose Rebel Army.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The protagonist depends on the version being played.

Famicom version
3D versions

Luneth - A curious and adventurous youth, who accidentally stumbles on the Wind Crystal.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Cecil Harvey - A noble and fair Dark Knight from the kingdom of Baron, and the leader of its world renowned elite airship force, the Red Wings.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Bartz Klauser - A young man who travels the world with his companion and steed, Boco.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Though there is no set main protagonist, Terra Branford is the representative for most spin-offs, also appearing in the logo and her theme being the main theme, and is often considered the main protagonist for the first part of the game. Celes Chere is similarly often considered the main protagonist in the second half, as the World of Ruin scenario begins with only her in the party. Both women were once subjects of the Gestahlian Empire's experiments in the field of Magitek who come to stand on their own and venture out to see the world beyond their captive holdings.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Cloud Strife - An Ex-SOLDIER mercenary who is hired by the rebellious environmental activist group AVALANCHE.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Squall Leonhart - A student of the military schools known as Garden, destined to become a Legendary SeeD.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Zidane Tribal - An easygoing thief of the doubling Tantalus theater troupe, who is hired to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Tidus - A professional blitzball player from the city of Zanarkand who ends up in the world beyond its limits, into Spira.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Due to this being a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, there is no universal main character. Each player experiences the game as a protagonist of their own story as one of the Five Races in the realm of Vana'diel, being an adventurer who journeys far and wide in a world governed by crystals and made by gods that now sleep.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Vaan - A street urchin from Rabanastre, who despises the Archadian Empire for its cruelty and tyranny, and wishes to be a free-flying sky pirate.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning - A tough-willed young woman who ranks as a Guardian Corps Sergeant, in the world of Cocoon. Branded with the abhorred and feared mark of the l'Cie, she embarks on a quest to save her sister from the same fate.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Due to this being a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, there is no universal main character. Each player experiences the game as a protagonist of their own story as one of the Eight Races in the world of Hydaelyn, being an adventurer of the lands known as Eorzea.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Noctis Lucis Caelum - A well-to-do but withdrawn prince, and heir to the throne of Lucis, armed with great magical powers against forces out to conquer his kingdom and the world's Crystal.

Gladiolus Amicitia is the main character of the DLC episode "Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus."

Prompto Argentum is the main character of the DLC episode "Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto."

Ignis Scientia is the main character of the DLC episode "Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis."

Ardyn Izunia is the main character of the DLC episode "Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn."

In "Final Fantasy XV: Comrades," the player creates their own avatar.

Final Fantasy XVI[edit | edit source]

Clive Rosfield - The firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria.

Compilation of Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit | edit source]

Cloud Strife - The hero of Final Fantasy VII, now struggling to find redemption in his soul and to stop the return of Sephiroth.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Vincent Valentine - A former Turk, now a dark and mysterious character, with the ability to morph into various monsters.

Multiplayer Mode[edit | edit source]

Player Tsviet - A Deepground candidate whose memory has been erased, s/he tries to avenge his/her sister.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Zack Fair - A promising young SOLDIER, who aspires to achieve the legendary rank of First Class. Armed with his dream of becoming a hero.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

The Turks - Shinra Electric Power Company's Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department, being elite agents involved and tasked in the corporation's more shadowy and dirty affairs that cannot be leaked to the general consensus.

Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Serah Farron - Lightning's younger sister, who takes up arms to find her lost sister.

Noel Kreiss - A Young man from the future, who aids Serah on her search for Lightning and to create a new future.

Lightning is the main character of the DLC episode "Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess."

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Lightning - The hero of Final Fantasy XIII now tasked with saving a world that only has thirteen days left.

Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

Class Zero - A remarkable group of Agito Cadets from the magical academy of Akademeia. Ace is the pseudo-leader, as he narrates during the game's intro for the entire group, is the first member chronologically, is the first/default member to be controlled, is favored by Arecia the most, possesses unique powers the other cadets don't have access to, sings the game's theme, and has minor ties to the plot.

Final Fantasy Agito[edit | edit source]

Cadet - a player-customized character from the magical academy of Akademeia.

Final Fantasy XV Universe[edit | edit source]

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Nyx Ulric - A member of the Kingsglaive and skilled fighter with a close affinity to the magic of the royal family. During the war he was saved by King Regis when he was young, and as a result feels indebted to him.

Ivalice Alliance[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Ramza Beoulve - A novice warrior of the prestigious warrior noble Beoulve family, who opposes how the world works.

Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

Ashley Riot - A cold and strong Riskbreaker of the Valendia Knights of the Peace, who tasks himself the mission of further uncovering the conspiracy surrounding the heretic cult Müllenkamp and the Church of the Iocus Rood.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Marche Radiuju - A boy who ends up in the world of Dream Ivalice, but retains his memory.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

Vaan - A former street urchin from Rabanastre, now a sky pirate roaming the skies.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Luso Clemens - A mischievous and adventurous young boy who stumbles upon a grimoire that brought him to Ivalice.

Dive II Hunt: The Adventures of Sorbet[edit | edit source]

Sorbet - A wandering moogle adventurer who dreams of becoming the "Hunter Dive Master".

Standalone sequels[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Cecil Harvey - The king and Paladin of Baron.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Ceodore Harvey - The son of Cecil Harvey and Rosa Joanna Farrell, he is named after Cecil's older brother Golbez.

Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals[edit | edit source]

Linaly - A distant descendant of Bartz Klauser who has the ability to summon chocobos.

Prettz - Linaly's close friend who is a skilled samurai and bomb specialist.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Yuna - The former summoner who brought about the Eternal Calm in Final Fantasy X. She is currently in a sphere hunting group, the Gullwings.

Crystal Chronicles titles[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

Tipa Caravaners - The Crystal Caravan from Tipa who while on their journey, discovery the mystery behind the poisonous Miasma.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[edit | edit source]

Yuri and Chelinka - fraternal Clavat twins, a boy and a girl.

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

King Leo - A young Clavat king attempting to restore his father's kingdom.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord[edit | edit source]

Mira - the daughter of the former Dark Lord, who is trying to protect her tower from would-be do-gooders.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers[edit | edit source]

Layle - a self-confident Clavat hero with a mysterious psychic power.

Spin-off titles[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Benjamin - A young boy who gets more adventure than he ever dreamed of.

Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

Sumo - The character is a gladiator who escapes the servitude of the Dark Lord of the Glaive Empire.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

Due to the player being able to chose their main character as either a male or female human, male or female mutant, or one of three monsters, there is no universal main character. The first character created at the beginning of the game is an adventurer who effectively is the protagonist of the story.

Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

Like The Final Fantasy Legend, the player can chose between four races for the main character has there is no universal main character. The first character the player creates has a human mother and father. In Final Fantasy Legend III, the family makes a cameo appearance. The "main character" is depicted with the sprite uses by the human male and female children, making either the human male or female the main character.

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

Arthur - One of four children sent to the past to stop the Pureland Entity from flooding their world.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

Brandt - a young, 14-year-old boy who has to save the Princess.

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Tiz Arrior - a 19 year old young man (16 in japan version) who sets out on a quest to purge the Crystals of an infectious darkness.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Yew Geneolgia - A 16 year-old boy who sets out to rescue the kidnapped pope, Agnès Oblige, from the Glanz Empire and Kaiser Oblivion.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited[edit | edit source]

Yu and Ai Hayakawa - Twins who set out on a journey to the magical Wonderland to find their lost parents.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within[edit | edit source]

Aki Ross - A dying scientist trying to save Gaia from the alien Phantoms by finding the eight Spirits.

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