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You know, we had concerns about Noctis as a likeable character before Final Fantasy XV released, but now that we've finished the game and had time to think about it, we reckon Noct's actually a pretty good protagonist. But how does the immaculately groomed lead stand up to the heroes of Final Fantasy's past? Well, that's what we're here to find out.

We want you lot to vote on your favourite Final Fantasy protagonist - although we're going to have to set down some ground rules before we begin. For starters, we won't be including characters from the very first Final Fantasy or Final Fantasy III, mostly because neither title has a true 'protagonist'. The same obviously goes for Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV as well, since both online games see the player create their own character. Oh, and we won't be counting spin-offs or direct sequels, either - just the mainline titles in the series.

So, without further ado, let's see if we can settle this debate once and for all. Vote in our poll, and then share your reasons with us in the comments section below.

Who is the best Final Fantasy protagonist? (159 votes)

  1. Firion (Final Fantasy II)  0%
  2. Cecil (Final Fantasy IV)8%
  3. Bartz (Final Fantasy V)1%
  4. Terra (Final Fantasy VI)8%
  5. Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)25%
  6. Squall (Final Fantasy VIII)10%
  7. Zidane (Final Fantasy IX)15%
  8. Tidus (Final Fantasy X)9%
  9. Vaan (Final Fantasy XII)2%
  10. Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)11%
  11. Noctis (Final Fantasy XV)9%

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