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Top 7 Most Favorite Male RPG Characters

Most Favorite Male RPG Characters

There are a lot of good RPG titles that are too memorable to forget. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger are some great titles in the heart of RPG lovers, including me. Look at how many sequels those titles have made; a proof that they are loveable. In those games, there are characters which make the game more alive. The characters are divided into protagonists and antagonists.

Most gamers will have some favorite characters that they love most. Their favorite characters aren’t just the protagonist; some even idolized the bad guys too. It is all because of the charisma that every character has, that makes an antagonist could become an idol too. For you who love RPG, here are top 7 most favorite male RPG characters that you might have ever known before.

7. Kefka Palazzo

Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI

Kefka is the main antagonist in Final Fantasy VI, who acts as Emperor Gesthal’s court mage. Although he works under the Emperor, he has schemes for his own benefits. Kefka is a high ranking member of the Gestahlian Empire, and the one responsible for Magitek (magic-powered robot) experimentation. He is also one of the leaders of the imperial army, leading troops into battles.

Why Kefka is being loved as an antagonist is probably because he is anti-mainstream compared to the other villain. While most villains in the Final Fantasy series were distant, cold, and ruthless, Kefka is loud, short-tempered, and destructive. Towards his subordinates, Kefka shows little patience and often talking down to them, making him somewhat different with his insanity.

6. Tidus

Tidus - Final Fantasy X

Tidus is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy X. He is a famous Blitzball (a kind of sport played inside a sphere of water) player from Zanarkand and the son of Jecht. His adventure begins when his hometown attacked by an enormous monster called Sin. He traveled along with Yuna, a summoner who is trying to put an end to Sin. In the game, Tidus is one of three characters who can fights underwater.

What makes Tidus loveable is probably because everyone sees his carefree and upbeat side. His comments and actions throughout the game are interesting and also childish sometimes. Tidus is an easy-going type who never gets worried of the present situation. But above all that, he cares about his friends and he can be serious when he knows the burden he bears.

5. Crono

Crono - Chrono Trigger

Crono is the silent, main protagonist of Chrono Trigger. His trademark is his red spiky hair for sure, and a Son Gohan-like artwork from Dragon Ball series. Crono is originally from the city of Truce, along with her friend Lucca. His adventure began when he met Marle at the Millennial Fair, and tried Lucca’s invention: Telepod. He tried to save Marle who was thrown into the past.

Since Crono is a silent protagonist, his action is really depends on how you direct him. But there are reasons why people love him as an RPG character. First, is his appearance; for people who know Dragon Ball series will notice that the artwork was drawn beautifully by Akira Toriyama. And the second is because his ability and strength in battle. Most of the combined tech will involve him on execution.

4. Link

Link - The Legend of Zelda

Link is the main protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series. He is considered to be the everlasting hero of the franchise, since he is always appeared in a neverending line of incarnation. This classic hero with a Peter Pan-style appearance is the star of more than 10 series of Legend of Zelda. He traveled the world to defeats legions of monsters, exploring the ruins and dungeons to collect mythical items.

Link is loveable, without a doubt. It is enough reason for him to star in a lot of series of Legend of Zelda in Nintendo consoles. For some reason, he always starts dozing off at the start of the game, making him somewhat unique compared to the others. He has a basic hero characteristic with his bravery, determination, and wisdom. His signature sword-style is probably why people adore him too.

3. Sephiroth

Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII

Sephiroth is the main antagonist of Final Fantasy VII, and also one of the major antagonists in the Final Fantasy extended universe. He is an unmissed able Final Fantasy antagonist that will always be remembered. Sephiroth is SOLDIER’s proud warrior who becomes twisted once he knew about the experiment that made him. In the end, he hates everything and he tries to destroy the world.

Sephiroth is a cool and graceful villain with his specific character. Although he is cold, he is a professional who values his friendship with Angeal and Genesis. He is willing to offer his blood for a transfusion to help Genesis. He isn’t born as a villain, but a certain revelation droves him mad and changes everything. Both of his good and bad side is a whole package that people loved.

2. Sora

Sora - Kingdom Hearts III

Sora is the main protagonist in most of Kingdom Hearts series. He is a Keyblade wielder, who possesses a strong sense of justice and values friendship. He lives on Destiny Island along with Riku and Kairi. Sora is a spirited youth who sets on a journey to find what lies beyond his home. In the process, he meets Donald and Goofy and starts to think about how to protect the world from evil.

The reason why people love Sora is obvious. He has a typical brave and heroic personality, and willing to risk his life to save someone he doesn’t even know yet. He is also loyal to his friend, even going as far as forgiving Riku who tried to kill him. Sora often shows his smiles most of the time as an optimistic person. His capacity to forgive is truly remarkable, and unmatched by other RPG characters.

1. Cloud Strife

Cloud Strife - Final Fantasy VII

Cloud is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy VII and the most popular persona among the RPG characters. Although he isn’t a silent protagonist, Cloud doesn’t speak too much at first. As a former SOLDIER’s proud swordsman, he became arrogant and selfish. After he discovers about his past, he began to value friendship and starts protecting others, even the Planet.

Cloud has many reasons to be loved by players. First is his trademark weapon Buster Sword. Second, it is his cool and somewhat arrogant personality. His physical appearance is also the reason why he is popular for both genders. His rivalry with Sephiroth is also one of the memorable fights ever in RPG world that is hard to forget. With all those reasons, I guess he deserve to be the number one in the list.

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Although I have to admit Cloud’s fame and popularity among others, my favorite is Sora. Both have spiky hairs, but I prefer to choose Sora over Cloud. Sora has a fun and optimistic character that makes me enjoy while playing him. His sword fighting-style is also nice to perform. The other reason is, he has a lot of Keyblades to collect and it is usable, making it more fun to use him in the battles.

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

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A fellow RPG addict who played a lot of classic masterpieces from Square, Square-Enix, and Tri-Ace. "The epoch may change, but the classics will remain eternal"

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