!!'''This is an incomplete listing of the major characters that appear in ''FinalFantasyUnlimited''. As with the main page, information from Episode 25 or ''After'' from the spinoff projects should be in spoiler text.'''
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!Protagonists
!!'''Kuroki Kaze'''
[[quoteright:239:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/soilclaim_1268.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:239:"It has moved. '''''Soil''''' is my power! The Magun has thawed. ... The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided!"]]
->"I know nothing of ideals. As long as I get to finish things, I couldn't care less what happens to this world, or who dies!"
-->Voiced by: Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Japanese), James Hudson Brownlee (English)

Kuroki Kaze, more commonly known by the alias Kaze (real name unknown) is the man of the Black Wind and the possessor of the Magun. He awakes on Wonderland with little to no memory of his past, but finds himself drawn to protect others, despite his rather aloof nature. He also carries a grudge against Makenshi.

* AloofAlly: In the first half of the anime. His spotlight is gradually stolen by other characters; [[spoiler: Kumo]] takes his place in the second season.
* {{BFG}}
* CallingYourAttacks: "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided. The sleep that wraps death: Steel Gray. Bubbling and boiling blood: Heat Crimson. And finally, the light that penetrates darkness: Lightning Yellow. Howl! I summon you, Ixion!" Every. single. time. he uses the Magun, complete with an entire StockFootage sequence (though he does go through a number of summons, making people wonder [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys where in the hell he gets all those Soil bullets from]].
* CatchPhrase: "'''''Soil''''' is my power!" Also, "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided!" (or in some versions "I've chosen the Soil for the likes of you!")
* EstrogenBrigadeBait
* FanNickname: Known as "Rock-boy" on many forums due to his near-complete lack of emotions.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: He does this when he announces "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
** ScarsAreForever
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice / NotQuiteDead: At the end of Episode 25.]]
* {{Honorifics}}: "Kaze-sama~!"
* ICanStillFight: In episode 24, after having his ass handed to him by Kumo and spending quite some time unconscious in Jane's sickbay, the first thing he does upon waking is demand to know where Kumo is so that they can keep fighting.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: [[spoiler:It turns out to be true.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Really doesn't give a damn who gets hurt as long as he can fight Kumo and Chaos, and can't always be arsed to get up and help people who need him.
* KillItWithWater: "Come out! I summon you, Bismarck!"
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LoveTriangle: With Lisa and Dolk.
* MarriedToTheJob: "Where is White Cloud?"
* PetTheDog: He is incredibly tolerant of Lou and Moogle's clingy antics despite being TheStoic. Whenever he actually gets off his behind and helps Lisa of his own volition, it is always portrayed as a ''huge'' deal.
* PowerIncontinence
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Kaze's in episode 8 also counts as his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
-->'''Kaze:''' You cannot hurt me with such a weak gun. Is something wrong with the Magun? Why don't you use it?
* SummonMagic
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: When loading the Magun.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Pist and Oscha make a few attempts to avert this early on, but as it turns out to be useless anyway, they eventually give it up.

!!'''Ai Hayakawa'''
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[[caption-width-right:234:"I think he kinda likes you." "Are you nuts? Remember what he did to me last time?"]]
->'''Yu''': "So hey, sis, aren't you even scared?"
->'''Ai''': "We're going to look for mom and dad, you know. There's no time to be scared right now."
-->Voiced by: Haruko Momoi (Japanese), Jessica Schwartz (English)

One of the two Hayakawa twins. She tends to be more feisty than Yu, but also more practical. Fabula gives her a companion called "Poshepocket."

* BewareTheCuteOnes
* BrattyHalfPint
* BrutalHonesty
* FieryRedhead
* GirlishPigtails
* [[spoiler:KidWithTheLeash]]: To [[spoiler:Kaze's Magun]].
* OddFriendship: Her friendships with Clear and [[spoiler: Kumo]].
* ParentalAbandonment: The reason she and Yu went to Wonderland in the first place.
* PunnyName: Along with Yu, it makes "you and I."
* RunningGag: Chobi's fascination with her hair, LampShaded in the show's first closing credits theme
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:Her and Yu in the second season]].
* ThemeTwinNaming: "Ai" and "Yu" mean "love" and "courage" respectively

!!'''Yu Hayakawa'''
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yutorture_1805.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:"[[SwiperNoSwiping That's enough! Stop! Don't you see what you're doing?!"]]]]
->Yu: "Mind your manners, sis."
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukaImai (Japanese), Evan Slack (English)

One of the two Hayakawa twins. He possesses a tender, gentle nature and is good with animals.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* HeroicBSOD: After he finds out what his parents have really been up to all this time.
* [[spoiler:KidWithTheLeash]]: To [[spoiler:Kaze's Magun]].
* PunnyName and ThemeTwinNaming: Same as above
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:Him and Ai in the second season]].
* ShoutOut: His hairstyle comes from the Warrior's sprite in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI.''
* ShooTheDog: Tries (ineffectively) to make Chobi stay with Chocoimo's herd.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Putting Chocobaba's feather in his hair allows him to communicate with all chocobos.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Yu's name has been Romanized as Yu, Yuu, and Yuh. ADV went with Yu, but it's spelled Yuh whenever the show uses English text—some fans still can't agree on how it should be written.
* UselessProtagonist: Has a real complex about this. [[spoiler:Eventually outgrows it, to great effect.]]

!!'''Lisa Pacifist'''
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-->Voiced by: Creator/KyokoHikami, Shawn Sides

A twenty-two-year-old woman who the twins meet on the phantom train as they first travel to Wonderland. She quickly adopts the role of surrogate parent to them, but seems to have her own objectives. Whenever she's nervous, she smiles and laughs awkwardly, which only makes the people around her more suspicious. She is a practitioner of a rare technique called Kigen Arts, which she often uses for self-defense until TheCavalry comes to bail her and the twins out of dangerous situations.

* ButNotTooForeign: Russian father, Chinese mother.
* BreakTheCutie: Much of her backstory.
** TraumaCongaLine: [[spoiler:Most of After.]]
*** [[spoiler:BewareTheNiceOnes / UnwittingPawn]]: Plays right into [[spoiler:Herba]]'s hands this way.
* BrownEyes
* [[spoiler:EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses]]
* FauxActionGirl: For about the first half of the anime, though she certainly does try.
* {{Gainaxing}}
* KillItWithWater
* MagicSkirt
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:Her mother died when she was little, and her father neglected her.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To the twins.
* ShipTease: With Kaze, quite often.
* StepfordSmiler: Tries really hard. Doesn't get too far.
* TheWoobie

!!'''Shiroi Kumo'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Shanon Weaver (English)

An extremely taciturn, very powerful swordsman who first appears in the employ of the Earl. He seems to be most interested in settling some kind of score with Kaze, and actually helps the heroes on occasion. Eventually, it becomes clear that he's investigating Chaos for his own reasons. Called "Makenshi" by the Earl.

* {{Badass}}
** {{Badass Adorable}}
* {{BFS}}
* CryCute
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: His nickname sticks post-HeelFaceTurn.
* GoodAllAlong
* GreenEyes
* HeroicAlbino
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: Episode 25.
** [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
*** [[spoiler:KillTheCutie: Well,[[UnexplainedRecovery it almost killed him...]]]]
* [[spoiler:LonelyRichKid]]
* {{Moe}}
* OddFriendship: With Ai.
** ReplacementGoldfish: Seems to view Ai as a surrogate for Kiri.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The conclusion of his and Kiri's character arc, which was reduced to a summary in the After 2 CD booklet.
* PetTheDog
* [[spoiler:PowerIncontinence]]: During most of After.
* ShipTease: With [[FoeYay Kaze]], [[BroYay Kiri]], Crux, and [[spoiler:Aura]].
** LauncherOfAThousandShips
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TraumaCongaLine: His backstory.
* TheWoobie

!Allies
!!'''Chobi'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima, Samantha Inoue-Harte

A young chocobo who, like the rest of his kind, is especially enamored with Ai's hair. Starting in Episode 2, he is equipped with a watch that detects when the phantom subway is about to depart, and midway through the series he becomes able to conjure up the armor of the Ciel Chocobo, allowing him to fly. He can carry Lisa and the twins on his back.

* [[spoiler:TheMole]]
* TeamPet
* TransformationSequence

!!'''Knave'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/YukitoshiHori, Ken Webster

Leader of the Comodeen, the rebel faction against Earl. He tends to be played as a comedic character most of the time, but when push comes to shove he's a brave leader who'll risk his life for his men and his ideals.

* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking
* PluckyComicRelief
* FanDisservice: His ShowerScene and attempt to use CPR on Kaze.
* SupportingLeader

!!'''Cid'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/ToshihikoSeki, Robert Newell

Cid is a cheerful, optimistic, and energetic technician, a wizard at anything electronic. He spends most of his time, working with his many inventions. He has the unusual habit of naming his machines with female names, and treating them as if they were alive.

* BerserkButton: Don't hurt his machines if you know what's good for you.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DropTheHammer
* MrExposition
** TechnoBabble

!!'''Miles'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima

Knave's tomboyish second-in-command. She is often seen directing the soldiers. She wields a pan-flute version of the blowguns the generic members use.

* LuminescentBlush
* {{Tomboy}}

!!'''Fungo'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima

Fungo is a little peculiar, possessing instincts that border on precognition; feeling events before they occur. He usually serves as a warning to the others that danger approaches.

* BigEater
* DetectEvil
* IsItSomethingYouEat
* LovableRogue

!!'''Lou Lupus'''
-->Voiced by: Kaori, Larissa Wolcott

Lou is a werewolf, as per her race, but unlike (normal) werewolves, they transform not on nights with full moons, but by looking into the eyes of a member of their race, or their own via mirror.

* GenkiGirl
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
** [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
** [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: Volunteers [[spoiler:her soul to be used as Soil by Kaze]] during this sequence.
* LastOfHerKind
* SmittenTeenageGirl
* ThirdPersonPerson: In Japanese.

!!'''Clear'''
-->Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa

Clear is the embodiment of [[spoiler: Omega's heart and emotions]]. Appearing as a boy with blue/green hair, Clear ended up with a cloak of Flying Water to cover his entire body and hold his power at bay. He encounters Ai after she had fallen off the submarine in the Ocean Puzzle. Clear tried to steer clear of Ai out of fear of [[spoiler: killing her by accident]].

* BarbieDollAnatomy: He doesn't seem to be wearing anything besides a pair of gloves and boots.
* MysteriousWaif
* TheWoobie

!!'''Moogle Kupo'''
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[[caption-width-right:229:"Move, Magun! Just as the Soil guides you!"]]

->"At last, Kaze! You finally found a memory of me, buried somewhere deep within your heart!"
-->Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba (Japanese), Bill Wise (English)

Also known as [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Mogli, Moogle Kupow and simply Moogle]], Moogle Kupo is Kaze's partner. The two were separated, but the party discovered him in a village within the Ocean Puzzle. Kaze did not initially remember him, but the events of the episode sparked his memory and the two were reunited.

* BadassAdorable
* CloudCuckoolander: He regularly uses his pom-pom to apply electric shocks to himself to block out the effects of the strange radio tower in the village, which causes people to be trapped in nostalgic memories.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: In Episode 25, he transforms himself into the Soil Soul Gun Metal in order to aid in summoning Bahamut.]]
* {{Sidekick}}: To Kaze
* SoleSurvivor: Moogles were common in his homeworld of Windaria
* VerbalTic: How much he says "kupo" tends to depend on what version you're watching.

!!Crux
-->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue, Samantha Inoue-Harte

A fairy marionette brought to life, Crux's job is to spy on Kaze, Yu and Ai, and Lisa. Crux's entire vocabulary is made up of "kukuruyu", though the Lords seem to understand her. The Gaudium Lords treat her as a tool, rather than a helper, expect for Makenshi.

* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Instrumental to the heroes' victory in Episode 25, then teams up with Kiri's lingering ghost to rescue Kumo in the battle to save the Kigen Arts temple in After.]]
* HeelFaceTurn
* MoralityPet: To Kumo
* PokemonSpeak
* PuppyDogEyes

!Lords of Gaudium
!!Earl Tyrant
-->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima, Elena Carillo

Earl Tyrant is the primary antagonist of Final Fantasy: Unlimited. He appears as a spoiled young monarch, surrounded by his followers on his throne. [[spoiler: He is the physical extension of Chaos, thus his existence is dependent on Chaos spreading destruction and disorder.]] Normally he is a small, fat kid, with a foul temper. [[spoiler: His true form, Chaos Tyrant, he takes on the appearance of a mockery of a large, featherless, purple bird]].

* AGodIAm
* EvilOverlord: In a compact size.
* EvilPlan: See: Take Over the World.
* TakeOverTheWorld
* SealedEvilInACan: Wants to unseal Omega the destroyer, under his control, of course.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans

!!Oscha
-->Voiced by: KoujiIshii, Brian Jepson

Oscha, is one of the main antagonists of Final Fantasy: Unlimited. One of Earl Tyrant's four Lords of Gaudium, Oscha acts as his personal adviser to Tyrant. [[spoiler: Unlike his fellow lords, he is actually an aspect of Chaos. His role is to ensure the well-being of Chaos's avatar, which in this case is Earl Tyrant. After the Earl's defeat, he sets out to groom Ai and Yu into proper replacements.]]

* [[spoiler: BigBad: Along with Earl Tyrant. Although he's subservient to the Earl, the Earl's well-being is part of his plan.]]
* TheDragon
** [[spoiler: DragonAscendant: After the Earl dies.]]
** [[spoiler: DragonTheirFeet]]
* EvilGenius
* FauxAffablyEvil: He often adopts an affable demeanor that isn't genuine.
* HumanoidAbomination: He can absorb his arms into his torso, and his body is abnormally flexible.
* MagnificentBastard
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Exactly what he looks like beneath it is never revealed. [[spoiler: We do see part of his face when his mask cracks in the final episode, and his skin is heavily decayed.]]
* [[spoiler: MeaningfulName: Oscha = Chaos]]
* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan: Acts as this to Earl Tyrant in some ways. Oscha is the aspect of Chaos responsible for nurturing its Earl Tyrant avatar, and he's also the one who does most of the planning. After Tyrant's death, he focuses his efforts on the twins.]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom

!!Herba
-->Voiced by: Creator/KanaUeda, Jessica Smolins

Herba is one of the four Lords of Gaudium, Herba usually sits beside Earl Tyrant and act as his personal attendee. An attractive lady that resembles a plant, Herba carries an umbrella with her. Though she acts flighty, Herba tends to mock others and bear grudges. She has a tendency to end the names of people she likes with the word "baby", like "Makenshi-baby".

* BeautyIsBad: Very, very bad.
* [[spoiler: DragonTheirFeet: Survives the destruction of Gaudium with Oscha]]
* PlantPerson

!!Fungus
-->Voiced by: DaisukeGouri

Fungus, one of the four Lords of Gaudium, Fungus is the first to face Kaze and the Hayakawa twins Yu and Ai Hayakawa.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He cares a great deal for his homeland.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Shows Kaze respect and gratitude as he dies]].
* NoSympathyBetweenMooks: None of the others cry [[spoiler:over his "last" death]].

!!Pist Shaz XI
->"If you know your enemy and work out a plan, there is no one in the entire universe whom you need to fear."
-->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu, Edwin Neal

Pist Shaz XI, commonly referred to as Pist, is one of the central antagonists and, as such, one of the Lords of Guadium. He is confident and intelligent, able to create intricate plans quickly. However, it is usually his certainty in them that causes his plans to backfire and fail.

* FishPeople
* SinisterGeometry: That weird "Ocean Puzzle" of his.
* SurroundedByIdiots: He seems to think so.

!!Dolk Soljashy
-->Voiced by: Creator/KenNarita

Dolk is one of the antagonists in Final Fantasy: Unlimited After. [[spoiler:He would serve the Gaudium in their bid to conquer worlds]].

* [[spoiler:EmptyShell]]
* MindControl: [[spoiler:He's the one being controlled]].
* TheSoulless: [[spoiler: His soul is not where it's supposed to be. It's in his suitcase]]!

!Other Characters
!!Fabula
-->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue, Claire Hamilton

Fabula, is a minor character in the anime Final Fantasy: Unlimited. She has only two appearances within the series itself, instead appearing outside almost every episode to give a preview of the next episode. She is always seen within a winged clam shell.

* BigGood
* CrystalBall
* GodMode: Though she can only flex her abilities through loopholes.
* {{Narrator}}

!!Joe and Mary Hayakawa
-->Voiced by: Creator/TakumiYamazaki (Joe) and Creator/YukoMinaguchi (Mary), Brendan Walsh (Joe) and Katie Gilette (Mary)

Joe and Mary are the parents of Yu and Ai. The couple became famous after they journeyed into Wonderland to conduct experiments, publishing their findings in a world famous book. After they went missing on there second trip, Yu and Ai went searching for them.

* PutOnABus: In After.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Mary miscarried their original children, probably because of their abrupt transfer to Wonderland; they found and adopted Ai and Yu there instead.]]

!!Chocobaba and Chocoimo
-->Voiced by: RinMizuhara, Lainie Frasier

The Chocobo Sisters Chocobaba and Chocoimo are two elderly women who care for chocobos. The pair look nearly identical, and share many personality traits. Both sisters seem reluctant to offer any conclusive information to anyone.

* CatchPhrase: "At least that's the rumor!" and "Or something like that!" respectively.
** In close second are "It never ends" and "I don't know." Ai inevitably gets fed up and demands that they stop using those phrases.

!!Akai Kiri
-->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiTanaka

Madoushi, real name Akai Kiri, is the older brother of [[spoiler:Makenshi]], he looks similar except for his red clothes and hair. Like Makenshi, he wears a veil over his face because he breathes out Mist.

* CantCatchUp: To his own little brother, due to Kumo being Unlimited. He has just a ''little'' bit of a [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter complex]] about this.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Easily one of the most popular characters in the series, despite only showing up in one episode of the anime proper.
* FieryRedhead
* PosthumousCharacter

!!Aura
-->Voiced by: TomoeHanba

Aura is [[spoiler: Kaze's sister, and fellow Windarian]]. Though appearing only in Kaze's flashbacks in the series, she played a major role in relation to Makenshi. Until regaining his memory, Kaze seems to believe Makenshi was the one who killed Aura while seeing her through Lisa Pacifist.

* MagicSkirt
* PosthumousCharacter

!Other After-Exclusive Characters
!!Touya

Touya is Yu's best friend and the same age as the twins, whom he both knew since kindergarten.

* WhatAnIdiot

!!Kaori

* SatelliteCharacter