FFVII Vincent Joins

Secret character Vincent joins in Final Fantasy VII.

Secret characters, also known as optional characters or hidden characters, are playable characters that do not join the party during the main storyline. They are hidden as rewards for completing sidequests. If their existence is even mentioned, it is often only vaguely hinted at.

List of secret charactersEdit

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit


Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI At one time or another, all of the main eleven party members join the party in the World of Balance. However, in the World of Ruin, only Celes, Setzer and Edgar are required to be found to complete the game—all other characters are optional.

  • Mog can first be found and recruited either in the World of Balance or the World of Ruin. He is found on the Narshe Cliffs in the World of Balance and in the Narshe Mines in the World of Ruin.
  • Umaro can be seen briefly during the World of Balance, but he can only be recruited in the World of Ruin when Mog is in the party, when apprehended in Yeti's Cave.
  • Gogo can be recruited in the World of Ruin, in Zone Eater's Belly.
  • Shadow can only be obtained permanently if the player waits for him on the edge of the Floating Continent. Otherwise, he is unobtainable for the rest of the game.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII By completing certain sidequests the following characters can join the main team:

Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX Though s/he must join the party for the party's trek to the Outer Continent, Quina can be recruited earlier. If the party ventures to Qu's Marsh after leaving Lindblum on foot, s/he can join until the end of Cleyra.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 The following Paradigm Pack monsters cannot be recruited by turning them into a crystal in battle, but instead require the player to search for them using the Moogle Hunt ability, or through completing an optional location. These monsters are unique and only one can be obtained, but can be reacquired as a drop from various versions of Valfodr, a DLC boss.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit


The following characters are added in The War of the Lions:

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit


Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit


Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit


Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit


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