A protagonist is the character which in a form of literature, the narrative is focused on. In the Final Fantasy series, every one of its game, movie, and animation installments has a main character from whose point of view the story is told.
- Famicom version
- Four Onion Kids who are chosen by the Crystals.
- 3D versions
Though there is no set main protagonist, Terra Branford is the representative for most spin-offs, also appearing in the logo and her theme being the main theme, and is often considered the main protagonist for the first part of the game. Celes Chere is similarly often considered the main protagonist in the second half, as the World of Ruin scenario begins with only her in the party. Both women were once subjects of the Gestahlian Empire's experiments in the field of Magitek who come to stand on their own and venture out to see the world beyond their captive holdings.
Due to this being a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, there is no universal main character. Each player experiences the game as a protagonist of their own story as one of the Five Races in the realm of Vana'diel, being an adventurer who journeys far and wide in a world governed by crystals and made by gods that now sleep.
Lightning - A tough-willed young woman who ranks as a Guardian Corps Sergeant, in the world of Cocoon. Branded with the abhorred and feared mark of the l'Cie, she embarks on a quest to save her sister from the same fate.
Due to this being a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, there is no universal main character. Each player experiences the game as a protagonist of their own story as one of the Six Races in the world of Hydaelyn, being an adventurer of the lands known as Eorzea.
Zack Fair - A promising young SOLDIER, who aspires to achieve the legendary rank of First Class. Armed with his dream of becoming a hero.
The Turks - Shinra Electric Power Company's Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department, being elite agents involved and tasked in the corporation's more shadowy and dirty affairs that cannot be leaked to the general consensus.
Serah Farron - Lightning's younger sister, who takes up arms to find her lost sister.
Cadet - a player-customized character from the magical academy of Akademeia.
Nyx Ulric - A member of the Kingsglaive and skilled fighter with a close affinity to the magic of the royal family. During the war he was saved by King Regis when he was young, and as a result feels indebted to him.
Ramza Beoulve - A novice warrior of the prestigious warrior noble Beoulve family, who opposes how the world works.
Ashley Riot - A cold and strong Riskbreaker of the Valendia Knights of the Peace, who tasks himself the mission of further uncovering the conspiracy surrounding the heretic cult Müllenkamp and the Church of the Iocus Rood.
Luso Clemens - A mischievous and adventurous young boy who stumbles upon a grimoire that brought him to Ivalice.
Prettz - Linaly's close friend who is a skilled samurai and bomb specialist.
Crystal Chronicles titlesEdit
Benjamin - A young boy who gets more adventure than he ever dreamed of.
Due to the player being able to chose their main character as either a male or female human, male or female mutant, or one of three monsters, there is no universal main character. The first character created at the beginning of the game is an adventurer who effectively is the protagonist of the story.
Like The Final Fantasy Legend, the player can chose between four races for the main character has there is no universal main character. The first character the player creates has a human mother and father. In Final Fantasy Legend III, the family makes a cameo appearance. The "main character" is depicted with the sprite uses by the human male and female children, making either the human male or female the main character.
Arthur - One of four children sent to the past to stop the Pureland Entity from flooding their world.
Brandt - a young, 14-year-old boy who has to save the Princess.
Tiz Arrior - a 19 year old young man (16 in japan version) who sets out on a quest to purge the Crystals of an infectious darkness.
Aki Ross - A dying scientist trying to save Gaia from the alien Phantoms by finding the eight Spirits.