Poll: The Top Five Most Popular Final Fantasy Heroines In Japan

[Image via Final Fantasy Wikia] Everybody has his or her favourite Final Fantasy heroine. But which ones are the most popular in Japan? A new poll tries to that question.

According to Nico Nico News (via My Game News Flash), two hundred men and women in Japan were asked this month to list their fav female character in the FF series. Remember, this is just a poll, but regardless, here are the top five:

5. Oerba Dia Vanille (Final Fantasy XIII) - 3 per cent of the votes

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4. Serah Farron (FFXIII, FFXIII-2) - 4 per cent

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3. Tifa Lockhart (FFVII, FFVII: Advent Children) - 4.5 per cent

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2. Yuna (FFX, FFX-2) - 6.5 per cent

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1. Lightning (FFXIII, Lightning Returns: FFXIII) - 8.5 per cent

[Image via Final Fantasy Wikia] If you would have asked me prior to seeing the results who came in first, I would have said Yuna.

Two hundred people isn't a huge sample pool, and the fact that those polled were "students" might colour these results. It'd be interesting to see the same question put to more folks in Japan.


    Vanille beat Terra? Rydia? Aeris? Rinoa? Garnet? Shantotto? Ashe?

      the fact that those polled were "students" might colour these results

      This pretty much would explain why the older generation FFs are ignored, they probably would have been way too young to know about the heroines from those.

      In bigger polls in the past, Yuna and Rinoa were fairly popular.

      It's a generation thing, if 15 had a heroine she would likely be up the top of the list.

        I agree with this.

        It's all about generation gap with all polls these days.

        I have accepted the fact that I am way too old now to bother about these.

        Terra, Lydia would be up there. I would also vote Rinoa back in my younger years only out of adolescent student crush syndrome because she was "my" generation. Lulz.

        I guess Tifa is only up there because of her exposure to the masses via Advent Children.

    I guess as graphics get better so do the female's looks. Surprised Yuna got so high with that logic though.

    But I thought that powerful female characters did not exist in video games? Didn't Anita tell us that there's no women in video games unless they are sex-object-damsel-in-distress-prizes?

      But I thought that powerful female characters did not exist in video games?

      Oh there are plenty; she has a tendency to be selective in her examples and even overlooks prime examples of good independent female role models.

      Heaven forbid she actually looks at Samus Aran outside of Other M.

      Clearly not...

      But thank you so much for dragging this story down!!
      Anita wasn't here to reduce this to an agenda, but you stepped up like a champ...


    I know opinions can't be "wrong", but this list is wrong. 3 characters from the most poorly received game in the top 5!?

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