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#1 May 20 2013 at 11:41 AM Rating: Default
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Find your favorite FF Villain Smiley: smile And did they get the spot they deserve on the list?

http://www.gamesradar.com/top-100-villains-video-games/
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#2 May 20 2013 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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Kefka. Not bad. Guess if he were reoccurring he'd be higher on the list.
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#3 May 20 2013 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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The best inclusion on the list for me is definitely #38, the Yeti from Ski-free. I had tons of fun trying to outrace him for as long as possible. Ah the good old days of our Compaq Presario 286.
#4 May 20 2013 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I cannot believe they put lucas blight at # 93.... He is right next to kefka as far as RPG villains... The guy was insane and so much fun Smiley: lol
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#5 May 20 2013 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow! Kefka got #2 Smiley: lol I am surprised, i would have given him #1, but considering ganandorf has had more sequels where he is the bad guy, and more recent, i can kinda understands... Tho i would still put luca blight above Sephiroth....
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#6 May 20 2013 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Tom Nook from animal crossing at number 80, laughed when I read the entry for him. I was wondering when I would find Ganondorf was surpised by that one.
#7 May 20 2013 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
I think Kefka and Ganondorf are interchangable at the top spot, like 1 and 1A.
#8 May 20 2013 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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Ganondorf beat out kefka and seph?? Lies!
#9 May 20 2013 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
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As much as I like Kefka as a villain, I feel like their description oversells him and attempts to develop his character beyond what's actually in the game.
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#10 May 20 2013 at 2:50 PM Rating: Good
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Kachi wrote:
As much as I like Kefka as a villain, I feel like their description oversells him and attempts to develop his character beyond what's actually in the game.


Care to elaborate? I thought the majority of it was a pretty spot-on description.
#11 May 20 2013 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
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I do feel like it over-analyzed Kefka a bit, but it's mostly right.

I'm VERY disappointed that Luca Blight ranked so low. Guy lost to a grue. Seriously? It took an army to bring the guy down, laughing all the way, and the thing that goes bump in the night is a scarier villain? Call me when Luca is scared off by a flashlight.
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#12 May 20 2013 at 3:08 PM Rating: Decent
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BartelX wrote:
Kachi wrote:
As much as I like Kefka as a villain, I feel like their description oversells him and attempts to develop his character beyond what's actually in the game.


Care to elaborate? I thought the majority of it was a pretty spot-on description.


If you link/quote the description, I'll say more (not going to find my way back to it), but they make it sound as though the game really fleshed him out as a character. He was a great villain, but more archetypal than "human." You don't actually learn THAT much about him and his background, and I don't think most people would consider him especially "relatable" (and if you know anyone who does, please, check them into the nearest psych ward immediately).
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#13 May 20 2013 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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Kefka is the most beautifully realised, nuanced, off-kilter, and flat-out terrifying villain in the entire history of Final Fantasy. He might not be a genetically modified, single-minded supersoldier or an omnipotent sorcerer capable of bending time and space to his will, but that’s exactly why he’s so scary. Kefka is a big bundle of psychosis and very human frailties who clawed together every last scrap of (ultimately apocalyptic) power he gained through his own desperate rage.

Long before that point though, he was still the most effortlessly cruel of all Final Fantasy bad guys, poisoning a besieged town’s water supply even after the battle was all-but won. Following that, he brought about the end of the world as a casual side-effect of his ultimate grasp for power, then spent the days after the end of days nihilistically torturing and destroying the world’s put-upon survivors simply for his own amusement. A horrific, anarchic nightmare of a man/god, Kefka is regardless far from unrelatable. Essentially an angry, petulant toddler in the body of an apocalyptic harbinger of destruction, underneath his countless atrocities there always lay a scared, sad, out-of-control kid just trying to make sense of his lot.


I agree with you that he's not incredibly relatable in that he's bat-sh*t crazy, but other than that I felt like they nailed him. I think what they meant by relatable was that he acts like an 8-year old boy with a magnifying glass over an ant hill most of the game.

He's definitely cruel, off-kilter, and power hungry. He's apocalyptic and maniacal, and definitely does half the stuff in the game for his own amusement... I will never forget that laugh. Most of his power he gained himself through betrayal and crazy amounts of rage. I dunno, maybe the description was a bit wordy, but all-in-all I thought what they described is what I think of when I think of Kefka.
#14 May 20 2013 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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I do feel like it over-analyzed Kefka a bit, but it's mostly right.

I'm VERY disappointed that Luca Blight ranked so low. Guy lost to a grue. Seriously? It took an army to bring the guy down, laughing all the way, and the thing that goes bump in the night is a scarier villain? Call me when Luca is scared off by a flashlight.


Same here, luca blight is one of the most memorable villains of the PSX era, he was so twisted and cruel, and had fun being that way too.
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#15 May 20 2013 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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To be honest I didn't recognize half of those villains. Not a bad list overall but the Reapers from Mass Effect deserve to be a lot higher up. Always found those guys very interesting. The top 10 are pretty solid. Sephiroth, Kefka, Liquid Snake/Ocelot, Bowser, Arthas and Ganondorf are all legends.

Oh, and for the record: Sephiroth > Kefka. Kefka is classic but overrated.

Edited, May 20th 2013 7:49pm by BrokenFox
#16 May 20 2013 at 6:24 PM Rating: Good
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BrokenFox wrote:
To be honest I didn't recognize half of those villains. Not a bad list overall but the Reapers from Mass Effect deserve to be a lot higher up. Always found those guys very interesting. The top 10 are pretty solid. Sephiroth, Kefka, Liquid Snake/Ocelot, Bowser, Arthas and Ganondorf are all legends.

Oh, and for the record: Sephiroth > Kefka. Kefka is classic but overrated.

Edited, May 20th 2013 7:49pm by BrokenFox


The reapers where overrated, all talk no substance, i was expecting more from them, specially a final showdown with the big bad one, but he just showed up, beam you up, left lol

And no... Kefka >>>>>>>>>>> Kuja >>>>>> Sephiroth. Sephiroth is the most overrated villain in history, he has no feats, and he is a kefka clone.... Tsk Tsk!
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#17 May 20 2013 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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No substance? Harvesting the universe for trillions of years is pretty **** impressive. I like that their existence and motives were left a mystery. That's what made them interesting.
#18 May 20 2013 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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They where not... i assume you did not play the DLC ?
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#19 May 20 2013 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Only From Ashes.
#20 May 20 2013 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Well i do not want to spoil it for you, but the recent DLC'S explain why the reapers do what they do, their origin etc etc.
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#21 May 20 2013 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
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Ostia wrote:
And no... Kefka >>>>>>>>>>> Kuja >>>>>> Sephiroth. Sephiroth is the most overrated villain in history, he has no feats, and he is a kefka clone.... Tsk Tsk!


This. Absolutely this.


See Ostia, we don't always have to disagree. Smiley: grin
#22 May 20 2013 at 8:54 PM Rating: Good
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Ostia wrote:
And no... Kefka >>>>>>>>>>> Kuja >>>>>> Sephiroth. Sephiroth is the most overrated villain in history, he has no feats, and he is a kefka clone.... Tsk Tsk!


This. Absolutely this.


See Ostia, we don't always have to disagree. Smiley: grin


Smiley: lol I keep telling You! Smiley: lol
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#23 May 20 2013 at 8:54 PM Rating: Good
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Fun list. I had a feeling they would rate Vaas above Handsome Jack even though Jack was infinitely more awesome and developed than Vaas (guess if your game is better funded and more gritty you win). Also, where's Shadow Link? Other than that I wasn't surprised by much, other than LeCheck from Monkey Island being so high up on the list.
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#24 May 20 2013 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Arthas would have been my #1, in all honesty.
He has a great amount of texture, and the nature of his character is a story of the human condition that so many of us can relate to.
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#25 May 20 2013 at 10:15 PM Rating: Default
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Jecht! Gosh I forgot about him. What an awesome game.

Psycho Mantis??? That was one of the best games I"ve probably ever played.

Although I don't know if I'd say it's number 1 I will say that Ganondorf from Ocarina of time was one of the funnest bosses to play ever.
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#26 May 20 2013 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
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I kind of object to Jecht even being in that list.

He's not a villain.

Sure he became Sin, but it wasn't because he wanted to blow things up, and you could even argue that Sin itself isn't inherently evil.
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