No. 2 – Kefka
There's a reason why everyone says that villains make the best characters. That's because they do! They get to have the most fun. What would Batman be without his gallery of rogues? Just some weirdo in a cape and cowl. Speaking of Batman's rogues gallery, Kefka reminds us a lot of a certain psychotic clown. Out of all the many villains that have appeared in Final Fantasy games, Kefka is the one who really seemed to relish being a bad guy, just like the Joker. The cackling, the manic humor, the sociopathic disregard for other people, it's all there. He was so evil! But he was also a buffoon. And the path that Kefka takes, from mincing adviser, to ruler of the world, to bona-fied wrathful god in the clouds, is all just deliciously over-the-top. Kefka is one of the best villains in all of video games and definitely near the top of the heap of Final Fantasy characters.