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Top 7 Most Favorite Female RPG Characters

FF XII Lightning character art

Every game has a lot of characters in it. It could be man or woman, boy or girl. Although male characters are easier to find, there are some who were a female. Like in RPG, even though I found more male characters in it, there are some games that entrust female characters with important role in the story. Here are top 7 most favorite female RPG characters that you might have known before.

7. Yuna

Yuna - Final Fantasy X

Yuna is a playable character in Final Fantasy X and the main protagonist in Final Fantasy X-2. In Final Fantasy X she becomes a summoner and embarks on a journey to defeat Sin, which is threatening Spira. She accompanied with Tidus as her guardian and beginning to find another reason to live. In Final Fantasy X-2 Yuna dressed up more uniquely as a Sphere Hunter.

Why Yuna easily being loved by players is probably because of her courage to take a huge responsibility despite of her kind and polite attitude. Usually a cheerful and calm girl like her in a game will behave like a princess and being the one who is saved. But in fact, Yuna is the one who tries to save the others. Even though she has guardians with her, she refuses to act like a princess.

6. Aqua

Aqua - Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Aqua is one of the main protagonists in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, and a Keyblade Wielder alongside Terra and Ventus. She came from a place called Land of Departure, where Keyblades apprentices take their Master Qualification Exam to qualify for their Mark of Mastery. Aqua shows some similarities with Kairi by making good luck charms, and holds a strong sense of justice just like Sora.

Aqua has a lot of reason to be loved. First, her sweet appearance; second, she is the mixture of the good things that Sora and Kairi has: devoted to her friends and has the desire to do what is right. In the game, she always worries about Terra and Ventus who are two of her closest friend. She is strong-willed, kind, serious, intelligent, and responsible; makes her to be the most reliable of the trio.

5. Lulu

Lulu - Final Fantasy X

Lulu appears in Final Fantasy X as a playable character who brings a doll with her. In game, she also serves as the guardian of Yuna, along with Tidus and the others. She specialized in Black Magic and supports the team with the offensive spells in battle. Lulu seems like a cold and self-possessed at first, but she is actually kind-hearted, caring and also intelligent, often helps the team with her knowledge.

She might be not too popular compared to the other female protagonists in Final Fantasy series, but some people love her when they notice her good side. She also has a seductive side, which make her an idol for those who worship an elegant, hot-looking woman in a game. Being a mother figure to Yuna and Tidus is also the strong point why people love her, instead of thinking about her negatively.

4. Aerith Gainsborough

Aerith Gainsborough - Final Fantasy VII

Aerith is one of the playable characters of Final Fantasy VII. She is the last descendant of Cetra, a race known for its powerful magical ability, which makes her becomes the target of Shinra. She meets with Cloud in Midgar and shows some affection to him. Although she looks fragile somehow, she is a useful character in battle, with her ability to buff the party with positive status enchancements.

Why people loves Aerith is because she has an upbeat and joyful character, totally different with Cloud’s personality. Often in the game she becomes the one to cheer up the party; which is really helpful in the dark environment of most places in the game. She also has a strong sense of forgiveness, and even shows compassions to her enemies, with her kind and motherly nature.

3. Lightning

Lightning - Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning is the main protagonist in Final Fantasy XIII, and some other sequels of it. In Final Fantasy XIII, her main goal was actually to save her sister Serah but become involved in a scheme that endangers her home. In Final Fantasy XIII-2, she serves as a knight protecting the goddess Etro. And in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII she became the main character again, trying to protect the world.

Her pink hair is her trademark, but that is not the reason why people love her. Her personality is what makes her a favorite: determined, concentrated, and independent. Initially she is cold and often distancing herself from her companion, being selfish too sometimes. But she proves to be a fine leader and starts to shows compassion and trust others.

2. Rikku

Rikku - Final Fantasy X-2

Rikku is a playable character in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. She is the daughter of Cid, a hero from Final Fantasy VIII. In Final Fantasy X, she is one of the only three characters who can fights underwater. She is able to steal and use items to various effects that can’t be achieved through standard item command. In Final Fantasy X-2, she also specializes in stealing, but with a more revealing outfit.

It is easy to love Rikku as our favorite. Her stylish appearance and personality makes her easily loveable to most players. She is a cheerful, energetic and a happy-go-lucky character and a good friend to the others. She often shows a high spirited behavior and brings the positive vibes to the team. The other important thing why she is popular is because of her intelligence that often helps the party.

1. Tifa Lockhart

Tifa Lockhart - Final Fantasy VII

Tifa is a playable character in Final Fantasy VII, and also Cloud’s childhood friend from Nibelheim. She is also a member of a resistance group called AVALANCHE which fights Shinra Electric Power Company. She supports Cloud wholeheartedly and helps him until the end. Tifa is a martial artist who has a shy and emphatic personality and often acts as a motherly figure towards her teammates.

Who doesn’t know her? Everybody knows her. She is like a diva among the other female characters in Final Fantasy series. Her appearance only is enough to make her an idol among the others. Stylish, sporty, and sweet at the same time is what makes her lovable. Not only that, she is a formidable opponent for her enemies, as she is a fighter-type female who will do anything to assist her friends.

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It seems like Square Enix is good at making a lot of loveable female protagonist with a strong personality. All of the favorite female RPG characters above are from the games made by Square Enix. If I have to choose, I would choose Tifa also as my favorite, as I’m a type of player who thinks high of a character using knuckles. It is best for me to use a fighter-type character, such as Tifa.

Which one is your favorite female RPG character? Do you have another suggestion? Please share your thoughts below.

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