Who are the worst Final Fantasy villains

5 underrated Final Fantasy villains

Warning: spoilers for FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY IV, FINAL FANTASY VI, FINAL FANTASY VIII, and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2.

Of course, the community had the floor. Notunderrated.

After all, Hojo is the architect of the conflict in FINAL FANTASY VII, and Ultros has appeared in several FINAL FANTASY games and even in a movie (KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV).

I understand you, at least as far as Hojo is concerned.

But that's enough fanboying - fans had plenty of alternative suggestions, so here are some of the FINAL FANTASY villains you think deserve more attention.

Caius Ballad - FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

Even in FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, you might think that Caius Ballad is just another madman who wants to destroy the universe.

But as the game progresses, you realize that there is a lot more going on beneath the surface and that Caius is actually an extremely complex and tortured character. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 is essentially an extremely twisted love story.

See, Caius is head over heels for the seer Yeul - a servant of the goddess of time Etro.

His logic is that if he can stop time on his own, he can free Yeul of its fate - and he will make every effort to achieve that goal.

Biggs and Wedge - FINAL FANTASY VI

You meet these two steel soldiers right at the beginning of FINAL FANTASY VI when they search the city of Narshe for an esper - a rare being of incredible power.

Wedge and Biggs (or Vicks if you're old-fashioned) don't say so much other than distrust their magical companion Terra, but their actions speak volumes.

It is immediately clear that the esper hunt is not a peace mission.

It's a brutal scene - the city isn't up to its advanced technology - but eventually the couple achieve their goal.

You might not be in the game long, but Wedge and Biggs managed to make a big impact anyway.

Rubicante - FINAL FANTASY IV

The leader of the four archfiends in FINAL FANTASY IV is a far more nuanced villain than you might expect.

Rubicante makes an instant impression in the game - he's the one leading the bloody assault on Eblan, destroying the life of party member Edge in the process.

But while he's definitely a villain, Rubicante is surprisingly honorable too.

Amazingly, he has also revealed that he has at least one code that approximates - for example, he condemns the crazy scientific antics of Dr. Lugae (another bad guy who might make this list easy).

All of this makes old Rubes (as nobody calls him) one of the most memorable characters in the FINAL FANTASY IV saga.

Plus, this guy can really rock a cape.

Ultimecia - FINAL FANTASY VIII

I don't think FINAL FANTASY VIIIs Ultimecia is underrated like Caius.

But one FINAL FANTASY player defended the creepy sorceress so passionately that we think it's only right to include her here.

In fairness I can see why it might be considered overlooked.

Ultimecia is not like that.

However, when they do so and see the full extent of their insane (but commendably ambitious) plan, they find that she poses a great physical threat as well.

While not as flashy as other FINAL FANTASY antagonists, it is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous.

Warmech - FINAL FANTASY

Warmech is one of the best and worst things about the original FINAL FANTASY.

Best of all because it's definitely one of the coolest enemies in the game - a super-energetic two-legged robot that looks like it emerged from a sci-fi movie.

The worst because Warmech can mess up your party.

As if its high HP and nuclear attacks weren't bad enough, the mechanical monstrosity is able to repair itself and automatically heals itself every turn.

But if you triumph against Warmech, you will be rewarded with a ridiculous amount of experience and gil. reeeealWell.