Here is the page detailing the specific characters that inhabit the world of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Final Fantasy X-2]]''. Beware of '''spoilers''', both marked and unmarked.

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!!Tidus
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-> ''"Listen to my story. This... may be our last chance."''
--> Voiced by Creator/MasakazuMorita (Japanese) and Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (English).

The main character of the game, who finds himself apparently taken from his futuristic home city of Zanarkand to a place 1,000 years in the future, which is ravaged by a creature known as Sin. He's initially quite immature and ignorant about Spira, but over time, becomes more selfless and questions the basic assumptions many Spirans make about their world.

[[spoiler:It turns out that he is actually from an illusory copy of Zankarkand created by the Fayth, and [[NoOntologicalInertia his continuing existence is tied to theirs]]]].

* TheAce: He is this in blitzball. Wakka calls him a whiz kid. As a LampshadeHanging, his most powerful overdrive is called ''Blitz Ace''. Tidus, however, is [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter outmatched nevertheless]], as seen below.
* ActionSurvivor: Tidus probably never picked up a sword before Sin attacked, but that certainly isn't going to stop him.
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:A very rare case of an inversion. Spira is real, Tidus himself is just a dream.]]
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: As the ultimate aim of Yuna's mission is, in fact, [[spoiler:to die]], ''FFX'' is truly a test of this trope.
* AlwaysSecondBest: He'll always be "[--the son of--] Jecht."
** Even his team logo is an amalgamation of "J" and "T" ('''Jecht''' and Tidus).
* AmnesiacHero: Exploited. He pretends to be this to cover for his genuine reason for knowing nothing of Spira. Auron, who is in on it, encourages he does this to keep up appearances until he's fully up to speed.
* AncestralWeapon: The Brotherhood used to belong to Chappu, Wakka's brother. Wakka decides to entrust the sword to Tidus, because he reminds Wakka of Chappu. It also [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolizes]] the brotherly bond the two develop later on.
* AnnoyingLaugh: His forced-laughter scene in Luca is practically internet-famous. His ordinary laughter is pretty normal.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: A possible variant in the sequel game. At the end of the first game he vanishes after Sin is defeated once and for all because the dream of Zanarkand, which he's a part of, depended on it for its continued existence. However, if you get the best ending in X-2, then he's resurrected as a real person and reunited with Yuna]].
** [[spoiler: And again in the Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eien no Daishou~ novel after he is blown up (no, really) after kicking a bomb he thought was a blitzball.]]
* BadBadActing: The guy can't fake a laugh to save his life.
* {{BFS}}: While not as big as Auron's, the swords Tidus wields are quite large.
** OneHandedZweihander
* {{Bishonen}}: Described by many fans as looking like Meg Ryan.
* BodyguardCrush: Notably, his affection for Yuna is one of the main reasons he becomes her Guardian. [[spoiler:Likewise, Yuna has also fallen head-over-heels for Tidus, and the two finally hook up in Macalania Woods when Tidus tries to comfort her]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Tidus has waited years for this. When he finally has the chance, [[spoiler:he can only "call him out" because he's expected to, but he has sympathized too much with Jecht to mean a word of it]].
* CharacterDevelopment: To the point where his voice during early cutscenes, and his voice with him [[NarratorAllAlong as the narrator of his own story]], [[VocalEvolution were made to sound as different as possible in terms of maturity]].
** At Mount Gagazet, [[spoiler:he learns he's a fictional creation and he'll disappear if Sin is destroyed for good. He reacts with no angst or hesitation, and continues ahead with the plan, willing to die for the same exact reason he's tried to turn Yuna away from]]. This is a far cry from the selfish, juvenile, stubbornly dismissive Tidus we've known through most of the game.
* ChestInsignia: The symbol of the Zanarkand Abes. Possibly doubles as an OrphansPlotTrinket.
* TheChosenZero: As with the previous game's Zidane, his personality seems to be a throwback to more bumbling ''Final Fantasy'' heroes like Bartz and Locke.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Much of Tidus' development revolves around overcoming this. He's plagued by his [[AlwaysSecondBest inferiority complex]] [[WellDoneSonGuy over his dad]], is completely clueless to all the politics happening around him, and even considers himself the outsider of the group.
* CoolSword: Tidus' Brotherhood Sword. It's given to him early in the game by Wakka, and it's the sword [[IconicItem always shown with him in promotional artwork]] and actually ends up being his InfinityMinusOneSword to boot.
* CowboyCop: He'll protect the Summoner, whether Yevon likes it or not.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Subverted. His hair is dyed blond - In flashbacks, Tidus as a child has brown hair as well as his noticeable dark roots.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. The story starts with him and stays like this for a while. When Yuna shows up, she becomes the center of attention and the heroine, with Tidus stepping into the role of SupportingProtagonist for her. This is an arguably necessary perspective for the player to be introduced to the mysterious world of Spira alongside him, [[FishOutOfTemporalWater who knows nothing of it]]. The story still retains an important plot point ([[spoiler:Sin is Jecht]]) that is directly related to him, and [[spoiler:''much'' later, he jumps into the spotlight by forcing the group to TakeAThirdOption, giving the story its most important twist and becoming the hero and protagonist once again, it being ''Tidus'' who has to perform the HeroicSacrifice in the end instead of Yuna]].
* DoomedHometown: His version of Zanarkand is torn up by Sin.
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: His first task in the game is autographing blitzballs.
* EmotionsVsStoicism: His contrast with Yuna. Emotion eventually wins out.
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler:"I know it's selfish... BUT THIS IS ''MY'' STORY!"]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:Getting back to the Zanarkand he knows]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: One of the poster-boys that got Nomura (the character designer) such a divided fandom.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: [[spoiler:Or is he?]]
* TheFool: A classic cheerful, lucky, oblivious hero whose ignorance of the setting lets him play the part of AudienceSurrogate.
* FragileSpeedster: He starts off as this, with very high starting speed and agility but low strength.
* GenerationXerox: His father was a star blitzball player; he, too, accidentally got sucked out of [[spoiler:Dream Zanarkand]], and became a guardian.
* GenkiGuy: It's one of the things that makes him stand out in a CrapsackWorld.
--> '''Lulu:''' You really do come from a world where there is no Sin...
* GivingTheSwordToANoob: He can barely hold his [[StarterEquipment starter sword]] without tipping over. "Hope you know how to use it," indeed.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Fits the general good-hearted and innocent nature of the trope as well as fitting his sun theme.
* TheHero: Downplayed. [[ThisIsMyStory It's his story]], but the bulk of it is Yuna's pilgrimage. [[spoiler:It turns out he's TheChosenOne.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: An interesting example that demonstrates the trope's power. Of the two blitzball players, it would make more sense for Wakka to carry a more martial weapon as a current and former guardian, but it's Tidus who does because ''he's'' the hero, not Wakka.
* HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler: He's willing to go along with the Fayth's plan to stop the cycle once and for all, even if it means he will cease to exist]].
* HelloInsertNameHere: Gave some interesting problems for the ''X-2'' dubbing, which led to Tidus being the ''last'' character in a voice acted ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game (as of ''{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'') whose name could be entered by the player. ''KingdomHearts'' was the first game in which he's called by his name... '''and it's not even pronounced correctly'''. (See NoPronunciationGuide below.)
* AHeroToHisHometown: Star player of the Zanarkand Abes! ''(waits for applause)''
* HowWeGotHere: Tidus is the {{narrator}} of ''X'', telling the player the story (and his thoughts on the matter) up the group's campfire at the ruins of Zanarkand.
* IconicItem: The aforementioned pendant he wears around his neck, which is the insignia of the Zanarkand Abes, the blitzball team he and his father played for. [[spoiler:Yuna wears a similar pendant in the sequel, representing her memories of him]].
* ItWasAGift: Twice: A minor Longsword, given to him by Auron (the latter mentioned it was from Jecht), and later his signature Brotherhood.
* JerkassRealization: He had a brief one when he realized that the entire time he'd talked to Yuna about what they would do after she beat Sin, she was stoically accepting the fact that [[spoiler: there wouldn't ''be'' an after, because she'd be dead]]. In his defense, no one clued him in to this fact until after all that had happened.
* {{Keet}}: "HAHAHAHAHA!"
* LaserGuidedTykebomb and TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:He was sent by the Fayth to the ''real'' Spira to end Yu Yevon's [[ViciousCycle Spiral of Death]]]].
* LightningBruiser: Towards the end of his path, he starts becoming reasonably strong. While he lacks the punch of [[MightyGlacier Auron]], he can strike close to three times before Auron gets a second turn. With both Haste and Quick Hit, he verges on BladeSpam territory.
* LimitBreak: The Swordplay Overdrives [[SheFu Spiral Cut]], [[BladeSpam Slice and Dice]], [[SwordBeam Energy Rain]], and [[IKnowMaddenKombat Blitz Ace]].
* LovableJock: Not a high school setting, but a fair fit due to his good nature.
* MagicKnight: His main utility is as a speedy sword arm and a support caster with Time Magic.
* MagneticHero: Tidus' strongest tribute, which he naturally [[ItRunsInTheFamily inherited from Jecht.]] Quite suitably, Tidus' gameplay abilities focuses more on support magic.
* MakingASplash: His signature weapon, the Brotherhood, is made of water.
* MeaningfulName: Tiida is the Okinawan word for "Sun". Nomura wanted a break from the moody protagonists of ''Final Fantasy VII'' and ''VIII''.
* MixAndMatch: Of the Warrior and [[TimeMaster Time Mage]] classes.
* MrFanservice: Boyish good looks? Check. {{Bishonen}}? Check. Athletic build? Check. Real world female fans? Hoo boy, big check.
* NaiveNewcomer: At first.
** NewMeat: He's new to the Guardian game.
* NiceShoes: A pair of Blitzball boots.
* NoPronunciationGuide: It's "Tee-dus", not "Tie-dus". Since [[HelloInsertNameHere no one addresses Tidus by name during either game]], confusion is inevitable. That being said, the PAL release of the game came with a ''Beyond Final Fantasy'' DVD, which featured Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (the English VA for Tidus) pronouncing the names as "Tee-dus", & this pronunciation is also used in both ''[[DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'' games. The confusion mostly comes from ''KingdomHearts2'' using "Tie-dus".
* NumberTwo: Finds himself to be the Unofficial Vice-Captain of the Besaid Aurochs. [[spoiler: He even serves as Captain when Wakka sits out of the championship match.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: His father was a verbally abusive alcoholic who believed in ToughLove and couldn't figure out how to show his real affection towards him before he vanished ten years ago. His mother adored his father and ignored Tidus whenever Jecht was home, which was the root of why Tidus started to resent him. Without Jecht, she died of heartbreak, leaving Tidus alone.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Tidus chews Auron out for his secretive nature.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Wakka easily bonds with Tidus over their mutual love of blitzball, and because Tidus resembles his younger brother. It would also explain Lulu's early antagonism towards him.
* ResignedToTheCall: His goal is just to get home at first, and he's only tagging along because he doesn't really have any better ideas of what to do.
* RummageSaleReject: A combination wetsuit-hoodie and lederhosen.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: What prompted him to enter the Cloister of Trials in Besaid and part of what makes him question Yevon.
* SheFu: A RareMaleExample, with his Spiral Cut overdrive being the best example.
* ShonenHair: Earning him a dubious comparison to MegRyan.
* SoLongSuckers: If you use the Flee command with him to escape from a battle.
-->"Live and let live!"
* SpiritedCompetitor: "No, no, no, no, no. If I say, 'What's our goal?' you say, 'Victory!' When you play in a blitzball tournament, you play to win!"
* SupportingProtagonist: Starts off being the supporting protagonist to Yuna. Come the third act the duo end up having SwappedRoles and Tidus becomes the true lead.
* SwappedRoles: With Yuna. [[spoiler: Tidus initially serves as Yuna's Guardian, with Yuna having to make a HeroicSacrifice to defeat Sin. Come the big reveal, it turns out there is a way to defeat Sin without Yuna dying, but it will result in Tidus dying instead.]]
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Downplayed. [[spoiler:During the battle with Braska's Final Aeon (aka Jecht), a Talk option appears in the menu, allowing Tidus to reach out to his father and temporarily soothe his soul, reducing his [[LimitBreak Overdrive meter]], not his HP. [[ItOnlyWorksOnce It only works twice]], so you'd best save it for the second phase of the battle.]]
* ThisIsMyStory: Says so at multiple points. Auron also reminds him of this.
-->'''Auron''': "[[ArcWords This is your story.]]"
* TimeMaster: His sphere grid contains Time Magic such as [[CaffeineBulletTime Haste]], [[BulletTime Slow]], and [[TimeStandsStill Stop]].
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror]]: [[spoiler:He's a component of the summoned, dream Zanarkand, and isn't really real]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Tidus' voice ''does'' change over the course of the game, a fact which usually goes overlooked. His narration voice is what Tidus sounds like by the time he's reached Zanarkand; it's not exactly a BadassBaritone, but it is considerably more seasoned. He also gets far more powerful near the end of his Sphere Grid path.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler:Although it turns out that ''his'' world wasn't even real to begin with.]]
* {{Ubermensch}}: Not the most obvious example, but in the world of Spira, he fits the trope perfectly. Tidus does not give a crap about social norms and definitely lives by his own moral code, he is plenty charismatic, he will have Yuna live and be happy, even if all of Spira wants her to sacrifice herself. [[spoiler: He even goes up against and kills a god to do so]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Though his damage output is hampered by his lack of experience with a sword, the fact remains that he's an skilled athlete who can hold his breath for five minutes (the time of a Blitzball half) in a game that, in cutscenes at least, is shown to be pretty violent.
* WalkingDisasterArea: For some reason, Sin is actively seeking him out...
* TheWatson: Don't mind him. He's a little foggy from... um, [[RunningGag Sin's toxin.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: [[HeroesPreferSwords Longswords]].
* WhyCantIHateYou: His final moments with Jecht. Every boy needs a father.

!!Yuna
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->''"The people and the friends that we have lost, or the dreams that have faded... never forget them."''
--> Voiced by MayukoAoki (Japanese) and Hedy Burress (English).

The daughter of the previous high summoner, Braska, she becomes a summoner herself at the start of the game.

In X-2, she searches for clues about Tidus' whereabouts after finding a sphere that appears to show him imprisoned, resulting in her getting involved in the politics of the Eternal Calm-era Spira.

* AbsoluteCleavage: Her ''X-2'' default outfit: the only thing that compensates for it is the Zanarkand Abes' symbol formed from the laces.
* ActionGirl: In ''X-2''.
* AdrenalineMakeover: From Summoner to Gunner. Go figure.
* AngelsPose: With Rikku and Paine at the beginning of ''X-2''.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove
* ArrangedMarriage: ''Twice''; first with [[BigBad Seymour]], and again with an unnamed {{NPC}} before ''X-2'' begins.
* BadassAdorable: When she's kidnapped by the Al Bhed and the entire rest of the party races to rescue her -- [[RedundantRescue only to show up just as she's kicked all the Al Bhed's asses and is about to leave.]]
* BagOfSpilling: {{Justified|Trope}} due to the ending of ''X''. She may have lost the Aeons [[spoiler:due to them being closely related to the Fayth]], but her AdrenalineMakeover makes up for it in ''X-2''. Also played straight with her white magic spells. In ''X-2'', she has to learn them from scratch from the White Mage dressphere, just like Rikku and Paine.
* BountyHunter: In ''X-2''..
* CharacterDevelopment: From doormat to heretic in the original, to outlaw/pirate/rebel-with-a-cause in the sequel. Albeit still with some doormat tendencies, as Shinra points out.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In ''X-2''. Three words: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Hero. Summoner. Doormat."]]
* TheChick: Of ''X'''s, though she plays the role of TheHero, due to her going on the pilgrimage.
* ClingyJealousGirl: [[spoiler:"WHO THE HECK IS LENNE?"]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: She is captured on two occasions and rescues herself on both occasions.
* DecoyProtagonist: In ''X''.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Again, in ''X''.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Her ShutUpHannibal moment to [[spoiler:Yunalesca]].
* DistaffCounterpart: Both she and Tidus are stuck in the shadow of their famous fathers.
** {{Foil}}: But whereas Tidus hates Jecht for it and wants to prove himself better than him, Yuna loved Braska and hopes to match his level of power and heroism.
* DualityMotif: Her MismatchedEyes which are an indicator of her MixedAncestry.
* ExtremeDoormat: PlayedForLaughs in the sequel when it crosses into ChronicHeroSyndrome. "Hero, Summoner, Doormat."
* FairytaleWeddingDress: When she almost marries Seymour, she wears a fancy dress.
* {{Fangirl}}: She starts as a mild one for Tidus, and her [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter gushing over Jecht's legendary heroics]] annoys the younger Blitzballer to no end.
* FlowerMotifs: 'Yuna' is also the Japanese name for the sea hibiscus, and hibiscus patterns are seen on her skirt, obi, and necklace. Her unique dressphere in ''X-2'', Floral Fallal, also references this.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Her wedding dress is loaded with feathers, both edging the skirt hem and flaring from the back.
* GiantWaistRibbon
* GirlyRun: In ''X'' mostly, although her AdrenalineMakeover seems to cure her of that. [[spoiler: She sure surprises Tidus after his resurrection by pretending to girly run behind him before suddenly speeding up and overtaking him]].
* GoshDarnItToHeck: "Oh phoofie!!"
* {{Guile Hero}}ine: As a Gullwing in ''X-2''.
* TheGunslinger: As of X-2, where her default job class is "Gunner".
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:Her lover makes a HeroicSacrifice for the sake of Spira. Luckily, you can help get Tidus back in the sequel. Bonus points: Yuna gets to keep all of her {{badass}}ery too!]]
* HerHeartWillGoOn: [[spoiler: It happens one way or another in ''X-2''; either she stops mourning because she's reunited with Tidus (in the [[GuideDangIt Good or Perfect Ending]] if you choose so), or because she moves on (if you choose not to, or fail to gather the requirements altogether).]]
* HopeBringer:
** In the first game, of her father's reputation as the most recent High Summoner (the one who defeated Sin), Yuna is seen as the person with an equal or even greater chance of repeating his feat. She herself exemplifies this attitude by trying to make everyone's lives a little happier, no matter the cost, as she explains to Tidus.
** In the second game, she's not only lived up to the expectations set for her in the first game, but has created the Eternal Calm (effectively making her the greatest High Summoner ever), and she is possibly the most respected figure in the world. Not being one to rest on her laurels, however, she still travels the world to try and help people as best she can.
* {{Idiot Hero}}ine: Deconstructed. Yuna is more naive and sheltered than "dumb" ,and that naivete is exactly what causes her to make stupid decisions that endanger the party's lives, like [[spoiler:agreeing to marry Seymour to try and get him to confess to the sin of murdering his father]]. [[CharacterDevelopment She learns from it]].
* {{Humble Hero}}ine: Even after saving the entire world and ending a millennia-old cycle, she still doesn't think much of her feats. Justified in that, in her view, all of this is a PyrrhicVictory. She "won", but at a cost that feels like a defeat.
* TheIngenue: Raised in a very pampered and regal environment and treated with reverence for everyone who met her, thanks to her father's HeroicSacrifice. As befitting the trope, every villainous faction in the game wants to use her sheltered naivete and manipulate her for their own ends. Yuna, however, is far less gullible than they think.
* IsThisWhatAngerFeelsLike: She holds back her anger as best she can, sometimes denying to herself that's even what she's feeling. However, one visible example of this trope comes when she views the sphere where "Tidus" says he needs to save some girl named Lenne. At that point, she ''can't'' hold it in any longer and even asks herself "Why am I so mad?!" That would be [[{{Green-Eyed Monster}} jealousy]], my dear.
* TheKirk: Straddles the impulsive/rational line between Rikku and Paine.
* LadyOfWar: In ''X''.
* LimitBreak: The [[SuperEmpowering Grand Summon]] technique, which summons an Aeon with a fully charged Overdrive bar -- independent of its own Overdrive bar, allowing you to cast another Overdrive on its next turn.
* MeaningfulName: The yin-yang relationship between her and Tidus is hinted by Yuna's name, meaning "night" [[BilingualBonus in Okinawan]].
* TheMedic: As the WhiteMage of the party.
* MessianicArchetype: In ''X''. The population of Spira want her to stick to it in ''X-2'', disregarding her personal needs or desires.
* {{Miko}}: In the first game.
* MixAndMatch: Of the [[SummonMagic summoner]] and [[WhiteMage white magic]] classes.
* MixedAncestry: The daughter of a normal human and an Al Bhed. The reason for her different colored eyes.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: In-universe, her father deliberately named her after Yunalesca.
* {{Ojou}}: She's treated like a princess in 'X' because of her status and her father's as summoners.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: One way to interpret a few of her NiceGirl responses to being put down by others. For example, when Dona sneers at the "rabble" of guardians following Yuna and tells her "quality over quantity, my dear," Yuna responds that she only has as many guardians as she does people that she can trust with her life, though [[TakeThat she would never question Dona's ways]].
* PimpedOutDress: Her outfits are usually fancy dresses.
* ThePollyanna: She taught herself to always wear a smile and speak politely, even when she's actually angry or sad inside. [[spoiler:The moment that she finally breaks down and lets it all out is the catalyst for the romantic BigDamnKiss she shares with Tidus.]]
* PowerTrio: In ''X-2'', she's the Ego.
* RapunzelHair: In ''X-2'', her hair is tied in a long braid that falls ''past her knees''.
* RebelliousPrincess ''and'' TookALevelInBadass: In ''X-2'', although she had already shown some of her {{badass}} side at the end of ''X.''
* SamusIsAGirl: "And here I thought summoners were all old geezers."
* ShortHairWithTail
* ShowgirlSkirt: Her Gunner dressphere in X-2 has a frilly half skirt on her left side.
* SilkHidingSteel: Attempting to kill the groom at her wedding, for starters. Also, though she is unfailingly polite in ''X'', she will not take guff from anyone.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: It certainly ''isn't'' Seymour that she falls for...
* StarCrossedLovers: With [[spoiler: Tidus. [[EarnYourHappyEnding Play your cards right]], and you can [[OfficialCouple reunite them]] -- ''for good'' -- in the sequel.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Tidus unwittingly causes her to crack by talking at length about how beautiful his Zanarkand is, and how the whole party should go visit. (sniff...)
--> '''Yuna''': Summoners and their guardians are kind of like Spira's ray of light. A lot of people in Spira depend on us. [[LampshadeHanging I learned to practice smiling when I'm sad, you know?]] I know it's hard.
* SummonMagic: Her aeons.
* SuperMode: Her [[GreenThumb Floral Fallal]] Dressphere in X-2.
* TakeAThirdOption: She ends up taking one when she realizes the Final Summoning won't work against Sin, and her desire to save the world without sacrificing people to do so drives her in X-2.
* TonightSomeoneKisses: [[spoiler: With Tidus at Macalania Woods, after the Bevelle ordeal. [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy "Suteki da ne"]] only adds to the [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "daww"]] feeling as Tidus and Yuna begin their moonlit tryst]].
* UptightLovesWild: A gender-specific inversion. Yuna is prim and follows the rules; Tidus butts heads with every authority figure.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: While using items in combat in ''X''.
* WalkOnWater: She does this at the Kilika sending.
* WeaponOfChoice: A MagicStaff in the first game, GunsAkimbo in the second.
* WhiteMage
* WhiteMagicianGirl: In ''X'', her specialties are healing and summoning, while her physical attacks are laughable. In the sequel, she prefers GunFu.
* YamatoNadeshiko: In ''X''. She's a gentle and determined girl who is like a shaman, wears something like a kimono, and grew up on an island nation.

!!Wakka
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->''"After this tournament... I'm retiring. Win or lose, I'll be leaving Blitzball for good. But since we're here, we might as well win!"''
--> Voiced by Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese) and Creator/JohnDiMaggio (English).

One of Yuna's childhood friends, who is a few years older than she is. He had a younger brother named Chappu, who was killed on a Crusader operation against Sin while using a machina weapon, causing him to hate the Al Bhed and technology. He's also captain of the Besaid Aurochs, who have never won a single game of blitzball.

* AnimeHair
* AntiAir: Of a sort. He has very good starting Accuracy, making him the only character who can reliably hit flying enemies with his basic attack early on in the game. Other characters will catch up to him in this over the course of the game, though.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards both Yuna and Tidus (whom he gives a noogie), and later, Rikku.
* BigFun: Rikku jokes that he's putting on weight in X-2.
-->"I'm gonna be a father soon! Gotta have a little more ''presence'', you know?"
* ButtMonkey: In the ''Eternal Calm'' cutscene and FFX-2, Wakka becomes the butt of a lot of fat jokes. A bit jarring in that he has the exact same character model throughout the series.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* DoesntLikeGuns: On a stricter sense. Stretches to most machina as well as the Al Bhed that continue to use them.
* DumbIsGood: One of the most dependable friends you'll never meet, just as long as you don't talk politics or religion around him.
* FantasticRacism: Towards the Al Bhed in the first game. Almost ironic since he's arguably one of the most laid back characters in the game. The fact that his son's name (Vidina) is Al Bhed for "future" shows some ''major'' CharacterDevelopment.
** Interestingly enough, he's angry with Rikku when it turns out she's Al Bhed after the fight with her brother's machina, but when it turns out Yuna's half-Al Bhed, he asks himself "Yuna's Yuna, right?" This would suggest that after realizing that one of his closest friends is partially a member of a race he hates most, he's rethinking his attitude. Taken UpToEleven after he sees the Guado ransack the only Al-Bhed settlement in Spira just because Yuna happened to be there.
* HappilyMarried: With Lulu as of ''X-2''.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: Since his WeaponOfChoice is a piece of sports equipment.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: On the various {{Boss Battle}}s onboard the GlobalAirship, or even throwing them just as powerfully ''underwater''.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A Blitzball.
* TheLancer: He strikes a contrast with Tidus because they are both blizball playing guardians but stand on opposite sides of Yevon (devotion and disrespect) and use opposite sides of attacks (ball and sword).
* LimitBreak: The [[BettingMiniGame Slot]] skills, which are divided into [[ElementalPowers Element Reels]], [[MoreDakka Attack Reels]], [[StandardStatusEffects Status Reels]], and [[StuffBlowingUp Auroch Reels]].
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: About Yuna's heritage, and later about Rikku's identity as an Al Bhed.
* LongRangeFighter: His specialty, allowing him to easily hit aerial foes.
* MageMarksman: Wakka's primary ability is powerful ranged attacks and debuffs but he also has minor magical skills for LifeDrain and ManaDrain purposes.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: His blind religious devotion often puts him at odds with the events happening around him, and his attempts to cheer up Rikku and her family after the destruction of Home earn him nothing but mean looks and [[WhatTheHellHero a nasty scolding]].
* PapaWolf: Towards Yuna, of course.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Chappu and Yuna.
* PermaStubble
* PromotionToParent: Presumably happened with him and Chappu (although to hear him talk, Chappu was something of TheAce), and to a lesser extent, he and Lulu looked after a young Yuna. Chappu complains a little about Wakka acting like a surrogate parent in one sphere shown in X-2.
* RealMenLoveJesus: He's so passionately devoted to his faith that it causes problems later in the game. [[spoiler: In the beginning, he is easily the most devout of all eight playable characters, ''including Seymour, who is one of the leaders of the religion in question''. It takes the revelation of Rikku and Yuna's Al Bhed heritage, a collective telling off of him by her and the others, the destruction of Home, the revelation of Yevon's deep corruption, multiple assassination attempts on the party, and finally, the truth that Sin can never be destroyed by the Final Aeon for him to ''finally'' wise up for good.]]
* ReligiousBruiser: The most devout follower of Yevon in the party, and one of the physically strongest.
* StandardStatusEffects: His path's specialty is causing a lot of them such as darkness, silence, etc.
* TenMinuteRetirement: After the tournament in Luca, he retires from Blitzball, but [[GameplayAndStorySegregation can be re-recruited later in the game anyway.]]
* TragicBigot: His FantasticRacism towards the Al Bhed stem largely from Chappu dying in combat against Sin while using forbidden Al Bhed machina weapons.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WeaponOfChoice: [[IKnowMaddenKombat Blitz]][[HappyFunBall balls]].
* UnderdogsNeverLose: The Aurochs, despite not having won a game in over a decade, somehow manage to beat the Al Bhed Psyches in their qualifying match. To put this in perspective, the Psyches' goalie's catching stat is so high, it is ''numerically impossible'' for the low-level Aurochs to get past him in regular gameplay.
* VerbalTic: He does have one, ya.

!!Lulu
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-> ''"No matter how dark the night, morning always comes, and our journey begins anew."''
--> Voiced by Creator/RioNatsuki (Japanese) and Paula Tiso (English).

Another of Yuna's friends from Besaid. Lulu is a no-nonsense black mage and experienced guardian, though she still holds onto years of guilt after watching her first summoner die. She was in a relationship with Chappu, and was on her way to being his bride when he signed up for a foolhardy Crusader mission to keep her safe. Sin crushed him and left his body on the Djose shore. The losses throughout Lulu's life have made her fiercely protective of her loved ones, and thus she has dedicated her life to seeing Yuna through her pilgrimage.

* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Pale-skinned with very elaborately decorated black hair. She's seemingly cold and reserved with a no-nonsense attitude.
* AbsoluteCleavage
* ArmorPiercingSlap: You'd be expecting that she did this to Luzzu upon finding out that [[spoiler:he's the one who convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders' doomed-to-fail operation]], but it turns out that Lulu had already been told, and hit him when he did.
* BeautyMark: To the left of her lips.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Of the two previous summoners she guarded, one had a faith crisis and abandoned, and the other died without Lulu being able to protect her. Also, her fiancÚ died trying to fight Sin.]] No wonder she's such an IceQueen at first.
* BlackMage: The only character who doesn't have a hybrid class.
* CoolBigSis: Yuna sees her as an older sister, and later, Rikku does as well, so much that she wishes to learn magic. Rikku herself seems to fantasize about one day possessing Lulu's, ahem, [[UnusualEuphemism talent]].
* CrutchCharacter: Early in the game, Lulu will be the heaviest hitter thanks to her magic, which will also be crucial in several boss fights. Come post game however, the tides start to turn, especially when the player completes Yuna's Sphere grid and move her on to start learning Lulu's magic.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Lulu's cold demeanor and heavily sexualized outfit would make her a perfect evil sorceress in any other work, but it turns out that she's actually quite warm underneath it all -- she's just carrying a heavy burden of pain and guilt.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Tidus as she gets to know him and sees that he's an asset to their pilgrimage and not a liability. Her first sign of defrosting is when she drops her icy persona and shows genuine concern for Tidus' wellbeing after the aftermath of Operation Mi'ihen.
* DeadpanSnarker: ''Heavy'' on the deadpan, light on the snark. In fact, the creators of ''X-2'' said that they didn't include Lulu as the third playable character because her no-nonsense attitude would have completely shut down Yuna and Rikku's playful banter.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Yet another way in which she sort of stands out as strange having grown up on Besaid Island. Also one of the most intimidating party members until you get to know her better.
* FailureKnight: She has been a guardian to two summoners before Yuna, and one of them did not survive the journey to Zanarkand.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Especially when they are animate and can attack enemies for her. They are literally her weapon class.
* {{Goth}}: While there's no evidence of a goth subculture in Spira outside of her, it's obvious where the real-world inspiration for her character design came from.
** Real world Goth culture owes a lot to the influence of ''memento mori'', a Romantic-era art movement that emphasized the inevitability of death. It's not inconceivable that in a world like Spira, locked as it is in a spiral of death, there would be people who embraced that philosophy wholeheartedly.
* HappilyMarried: With Wakka as of ''X-2''.
* HeartbrokenBadass: She was engaged to Chappu before he died fighting Sin.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: How does that thing not slip?
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She somehow [[MarionetteMaster manipulates dolls to attack her foes]] (according to the scan description, not even ''Wakka'' understands how she does it), although they're put to better use as a focus for her magic.
* InformedAttribute: In ''X-2'', she's supposed to be heavily pregnant, but doesn't look it because she retains her model from the first game. Maybe the [[OfCorsetsSexy corset]] is hiding the bump...
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Elegant and more mature than the hero? Check. DefrostingIceQueen CoolBigSis? Check and check. Mastery of Black Magic? And check.
* LimitBreak: The [[SpamAttack Fury]] skill, which spams a low-power version of one of her Black Magic spells.
* MaleGaze:
** Take a good look at how the FMV introduces her. Take a good look at where Tidus' eyes wander when he's using the binoculars on the S.S. Liki. [[OverlyLongGag Take a good look]] at where the camera often focuses on her VictoryPose.
** The FMV showing her this way is due to her dress. Because [=FMVs=] are not rendered in real time with the same small handful of moving models, they hid her from view or only showed from the waist up so they didn't have spend the extra time and money making sure her overly complicated dress was the same each time.
* MamaBear: Towards Yuna in the beginning, toward Tidus once she warms up to him, and towards Rikku [[spoiler:starting around the time Home is destroyed.]]
* MsExposition: Despite her initial skepticism, she gradually comes to accept that Tidus knows diddly about how Spira works (sans Blitzball, of course). After a while, whenever a new situation pops up, she is is usually the first one over to explain it to him. However, when Tidus asks her if this means she believes his story, she dodges the question.
** In a subtle bit of CharacterDevelopment, over the course of the game Lulu starts to take the initiative in explaining stuff to Tidus instead of waiting to be asked.
* MsFanservice: Shares this role with Rikku in the first game. In ''X-2'', not so much.
* MyGreatestFailure: Her inability at protecting a past summoner. [[FailureKnight A large deal of guilt and grief for Lulu still stems from this very fact.]] [[spoiler:You can help her finally confront her inner demons at the Cavern of Stolen Fayth.]]
* NotSoStoic: Any moments concerning her [[MyGreatestFailure past failures]] tend to cause cracks on that [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] [[StepfordSnarker mask]] of hers. [[spoiler:Learning that her whole faith is basically a pack of lies]] is the most obvious example.
* PeekABangs: Covering the left side of her face.
* PimpedOutDress: It includes a low, gravity-defying corset, a fur-trim, and the front of the skirt is made up entirely of belts.
* PrettyInMink: Her dress is fur-trimmed, despite living most of her life on a tropical island, for [[FetishFuel some reason]].
* ParentalSubstitute: A mother figure for Yuna.
* PromotionToParent: For Yuna, after she came to Besaid.
* PungeonMaster: While all the characters make little quips the first time they use their unique abilities, Lulu's are ''always'' puns. For example, the first time she casts Blizzara, she'll snark "Let me break the ice."
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted. Not only are her eyes reddish-''brown'', but Lulu is actually a pretty nice and caring woman underneath that icy exterior. Well, at least if you're one of her TrueCompanions.
* SettleForSibling: Tidus points out there is [[{{UST}} definitely something between Wakka and Lulu]], but it is implied she has mixed feelings about becoming involved with her dead lover's older brother. In the end, she and Wakka tie the knot.
* SquishyWizard: Averted. Her HP isn't particularly good, but her Evasion and Magic Defense are ''godly'' (so much that most monsters will miss her most of the time). On top of that, she has above average defense.
* TeamMom: Sort of a surrogate mother to Yuna, plays tutor to Tidus, and acts as a voice of restraint and discipline for the party in general.
* TheSmartGuy: She's a mage and gives exposition. She shares this role with Rikku.
* TheStoic: Due in large part to being a BrokenBird.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Lulu is the tallest (also oldest) female party member, and she fits the dark, beautiful, and snarky traits just as well.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: During a Guadosalam sidequest, Tidus has the opportunity to profess his love for Yuna, express an interest in Rikku, or raise a naughty eyebrow at Lulu.
* TooManyBelts: That skirt of hers? ''All belts'' -- well, at least the part covering the front of her legs.
* {{Tsundere}}: Boy howdy. She's just as likely to berate her men as she is to praise them. She shows more of a deredere side around Yuna.
* VaporWear: The top of her dress seems to be a corset, with nothing else underneath.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where she draws items from in combat.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[MarionetteMaster Dolls]].
* WomanInBlack: As befits her dark and intimidating demeanor. [[spoiler:Also emphasizes the fact that Lulu is still in mourning for Lady Ginnem and Chappu.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: A gap in her skirt o' belts shows she's wearing [[StockingFiller black lacy stockings]].

!!Kimahri
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->''"Yuna needs Kimahri. Kimahri protect Yuna."''
-->Voiced by KatsumiCho (Japanese) and Creator/JohnDiMaggio (English).

A Ronso who was alienated from his own people after being unable to honorably accept defeat in a duel, which resulted in his horn being broken. He has been Yuna's protector since just after her father defeated Sinas part of a promise he made to a dying Sir Auron.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Chastised by fellow Ronso for his small size and broken horn.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy: He's a tall and muscular Ronso who can learn the ability to pierce armored enemies. While Yuna has many bodyguards, he's been protecting her for longer than any of them.
* BerserkButton: Just ''try'' to bring harm to Yuna while he's around.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', he plays a bit on the ReasonableAuthorityFigure to the Ronso, trying everything in his power to quell their violence. Yet when Garik uses violence on Kimahri, he uppercuts him and gives a borderline ReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* CatFolk
* TheChainsOfCommanding: It's all Kimahri can do to keep the Ronso from twisting the heads off every Guado in sight.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: A subtle example during his introductory cutscene in the Cloister of Trials; he spends much of the cutscene glowering at Tidus, but when Yuna stumbles on the stairs, he is the first to make a move to catch her, and is very gentle in helping her stand when he does so, establishing his [[BruiserWithASoftCentre soft centre]].
* GentleGiant
* HeroicSacrifice: Tries to take on Seymour Natus, solo, so that Yuna can escape but she comes back and is quickly followed by everyone else.
** Non-story wise he has a Self-Destruct overdrive.
* HulkSpeak: A trait common with all Ronsos.
* JackOfAllTrades: Has the smallest path in the Sphere Grid, but can make up for it by having a choice of the other characters' paths except for Auron's, though a few detours or a simple Teleport Sphere is enough to pop him onto that path. Teaching him a little of everything makes for excellent back-up in just about any role, like a support mage who can cast Esuna if Yuna is incapacitated. The trade-off is that he's also a...
** MasterOfNone: For a large majority of the game he'll basically be just an inferior version of whatever person he shares a sphere grid path with. Not helping is the fact that his InfinityPlusOne weapon is commonly considered downright impossible to unlock.
* MagikarpPower: Guess who learns Ultima? He can also learn the incredibly powerful Nova spell as one of his Overdrives.
* MixAndMatch: of the [[BladeOnAStick Dragoon]] and [[MegaManning Blue Mage]] classes.
* OurFounder: Earns himself a statue on the peak of Mt. Gagazet. If you manage to prevent a Ronso war, it's accompanied by a statue of Yuna.
* ParentalAbandonment: Notes that he no longer has a family shortly before reaching Mt. Gagazet; they presumably abandoned him when he was exiled.
* PantheraAwesome
* PetTheDog: Anyone can forget that he's a fierce warrior because he's also one of Yuna's most loyal Guardians (''before'' becoming a Summoner, even).
* PowerCopying: His Ronso Rage overdrives mimic monster abilities.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't say a word to Tidus until the aftermath of Operation Mi'ihen. He's apparently making up for being quite boastful when he was younger, at least according to the other Ronso.
* RoundhouseKick: One of his overdrive moves. As a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] bonus, it also works as as OneHitKill.
* SecretSecretKeeper: [[spoiler:It's implied by some of Yuna's dialogue about how they first met, as well as Auron's quite touching goodbye to him, that he knew that Auron was an Unsent the whole time]].
* SuddenlyVoiced: Tidus grows accustomed to flapping his gums ''at'' Kimahri, and is visibly startled when the Ronso suddenly talks back. Kimahri, like the other Guardians, is moved to console Yuna in the aftermath of Operation Mi'hen.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Like all other Ronso, he almost exclusively refers to himself by his own name, and rarely even uses second- or third-person pronouns.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[BladeOnAStick Spears]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Kimahri is devoted to Yuna and ensuring her safety and has been since he was 15.
* TheUnsmile: Tries out a big grin, at Tidus' behest.
** WhenHeSmiles: This is averted during the scene immediately following [[spoiler:Tidus and Yuna's kiss]]. Near the end of the scene, we cut back to him, still watching over Yuna; he gives a genuine smile at the two, then turns and leaves.
* YouNoTakeCandle: It's how all Ronso talk.

!!Auron
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-> ''"This is it. This is your story. It all begins here."''
-->Voiced by Creator/HideoIshikawa (Japanese) and Matt [=McKenzie=] (English).

One of Jecht's old friends, whom Tidus has known for some time. It is revealed that in Spira, he was one of the legendary guardians of the last successful summoner, Braska. It turns out that Braska sacrificed his life and Jecht became the Final Aeon to defeat Sin, an outcome Auron was highly displeased with. He attacked Yunalesca and was killed, but remained as an unsent in order to break the cycle.

* AndThisIsFor: Seriously, nothing can faze this dude. ...Except during the second battle with Seymour:
--> Talk>\\
'''Auron''': Although he was not the man I once knew, Kinoc was still my friend, Seymour! '''YOU WILL PAY FOR HIS DEATH!'''\\

* ArrangedMarriage: The reason he fell out of favor with Yevon was because he turned one down.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:He couldn't stop Braska and Jecht from sacrificing themselves in the Final Summoning, so he's determined to make sure their children end the cycle forever]].
* '''{{Badass}}'''
** BadassLongcoat
** HeartbrokenBadass
* {{BFS}}: And some of them are [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] to boot!
* BlackComedy: Appears to have developed something of a dark sense of humor. For example, before fighting Evrae in Bevelle, he lets out this gem:
-->'''Auron:''' ''(chuckling)'' The red carpet has teeth.
* BrokenPedestal: Quite disappointed to see Kinoc becoming more corrupt over time after rising in the Yevonite hierarchy, [[spoiler:but is still angry with Seymour when he kills him]].
* TheCameo: In ''X-2'', [[spoiler:he, Jecht, and Braska are heard (but not seen) shouting advice to the party in the final battles]]. He also appears in a secret cutscene with Gippal.
** He's also a party member in the Underworld level of VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII.
* ChasteHero[=/=]CelibateHero: Part of the reason he teamed with Braska was because he became ostracized from his WarriorMonk sect for refusing the hand of the High Priest's daughter.
* TheChessmaster: Half, and perhaps more, of the plot is his [[spoiler:and Jecht's]] plan. See ShipperOnDeck, too.
* CoolOldGuy: Despite being only 35 years old, but since other characters are about teenagers -- in their early twenties (or their ages are never stated, like Kimahri), he is definitely the oldest in the group.
* CoolShades: And, by extension, SunglassesAtNight.
* CoolSword
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: Auron's Armor Break and Mental Break abilities are specializing in destroying the enemy defenses. One of his Overdrives (Banishing Blade) inflicts all four Break abilities at once on a single enemy.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeadAllAlong
* DeadpanSnarker: He has a few moments, including the next one:
---> *Battle with Sin has ended, lots of soldiers died, most of them who turned down the CorruptChurch* \\
'''Auron''' (to Kinoc, one of the maesters): A swift retreat... satisfied?
* DefectorFromDecadence: You wouldn't know it to look at him, but this hardened merc was once a monk. One meeting with Yunalesca was enough to make him dissolve ties with the church.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:His own death ten years ago wasn't enough to stop him from fulfilling his promises to Jecht and Braska to take care of Tidus and Yuna]].
* EyeScream: One of the injuries that he sustained when he [[spoiler:attacked Yunalesca ten years ago]].
* FormerTeenRebel: Inverted; Auron was an upstanding monk in the old days. It was not until Braska'a Final Summoning that Auron realized that his years of service to Yevon [[ReligionOfEvil were wasted]].
* GargleBlaster: Whatever's in his jug. (It's a traditional sake jug, but it may also hold rice wine, in keeping with the Ronin theme.) In his Overdrive, he spits it onto his BFS, which causes '''dark fire and black holes'''. Another has Auron creating a whirlwind and then hurling his entire jug in, at which point the tornado turns into a fiery pillar.
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:Of course he can handle whatever's in there, ''he's already dead''!]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeroicBSOD: He got ''really'' messed up when [[spoiler:Jecht and Braska both died, and even more so when finding out that it all was in vain]]. Despite a few scenes, it's never quite shown, but [[ShellShockedSenior the result]] is clear.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Jecht and Braska. It's also implied that he was like this with Kinoc (or at least a BigBrotherMentor to him) before their falling out.
* IGaveMyWord: To find a portal to Jecht's Zanarkand, and watch over Tidus in his stead. Sound impossible? Not for this guy.
* IHatePastMe: A pyrefly reenactment of Auron falling to his knees as his friends march to their death. Just the sight of it is enough to make Mr. Cool fly into a screaming rage.
* LimitBreak: Bushido, which is learned from collecting Jecht Spheres, letting Auron unleash his [[StuffBlowingUp Dragon Fang]], [[RingOut Shooting Star]], [[SwordBeam Banishing Blade]], and [[TornadoMove Tornado]].
* [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: For Tidus.
* MightyGlacier: He has low speed, but is your physically strongest and most durable character.
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep
* MyGreatestFailure: Despite being one of the few guardians (perhaps the ''only'' one) to complete a successful pilgrimage, this is his motivation for becoming TheAtoner.
* NervesOfSteel: One of his random lines when entering the battle is "I foresee no difficulty". Even when it's just him facing down a Dark Aeon.
* TheObiWan: An odd example: while Auron ''succeeded'' in helping Braska finish the pilgrimage, [[spoiler:his failure to stop Braska and Jecht's SenselessSacrifice only served to continue Spira's ViciousCycle]]. It's a spin on being a FailureKnight.
* ParentalSubstitute: Looks after Tidus as a favor to Jecht.
** PromotionToParent: A cutscene during which Tidus talks about his mother's heartbreak when Jecht disappears indicates that despite Auron's promise to Jecht, he fears this happening because 'he wouldn't know what to do'. Given Tidus' age in the flashback and the tone of Auron's voice, It's implied that around this time Auron was still recovering from Braska's pilgrimage.
* PermaStubble
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: He gets several, like everybody else. They may also qualify for BondOneLiner.
* RatedMForManly
* {{Ronin}}: His arm is not broken or crippled. Keeping one arm out of its sleeve is a trait traditionally applied to ''ronin'', wandering samurai with no master to serve.
* RousingSpeech: Definitely the [[ScrewDestiny "now is the time"]] one at Yunalesca's dome.
* ShellShockedSenior
* ShipperOnDeck: His advice for Tidus definitely seems to be a nudge towards Yuna's direction.
* SkunkStripe
* SpikyHair
* SilverFox
* StandardStatusEffects: His special abilities like Wakka are mainly debuffing skills, Auron's specializing in whittling destroying enemy strength and defenses.
* TheStoic
** StoicWoobie
** NotSoStoic: His younger self was a lot more hot headed than he is now. [[spoiler: [[IHatePastMe Watching his younger self fail to think of a way to save Braska and Jecht causes him to lose composure in front of the entire group.]]]]
* TakingTheBullet: One of his abilities lets him take hits for other characters.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Tall? Check. Dark? Double-check. Snarky? Definitely.
* TranquilFury: He brings the beatdown like nobody else, but only three times in the game does he ever show any unguarded emotion: his IHatePastMe moment, his RousingSpeech, and his option to talk to Seymour during the first fight with him (which actually [[UpToEleven increases his strength for that fight]]).
* TheUndead: As an [[spoiler:unsent, he would fall closely to a revenant.]]
* UnfinishedBusiness
* VitriolicBestBuds: Amusingly, as shown in flashbacks he was a bit of a stick when he was younger and thus would frequently butt heads with the more boisterous and uncouth Jecht. Course, nowadays he looks back on their squabbles with fondness.
* WarriorMonk: He is a former one.
* WeaponOfChoice: {{BFS}}'s claiming to be [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: He and Kinoc are not on good terms at the moment, but it's implied that they used to get along. [[spoiler:And Auron is upset by Seymour killing Kinoc]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Few would guess he's supposed to be thirty-five.

!!Rikku
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->''"Memories are nice, but that's all they are."''
--> Voiced by MarikaMatsumoto (Japanese) and Creator/TaraStrong (English).

The daughter of Cid, the leader of the Al Bhed, and Yuna's maternal cousin. She is one of the first people to greet Tidus on Spira, until he's washed onto Besaid. She attacks the party in an attempt to kidnap Yuna and stop her pilgrimage, but the party is unaware that it was her. She is defeated and later joins the pilgrimage as a guardian, hoping that Yuna will give up on it.

In X-2, she and Yuna work with their new friend Paine on a quest to find spheres as part of the Gullwings, hoping for clues to what might have happened to Tidus.

* ActionGirl
* AffectionateNickname: She affectionately refers to her cousin, Yuna, as "Yunie".
* BadassAdorable: She's one of the nicest girls you'll meet, [[DeclarationOfProtection so long as you don't try to hurt Yuna in any way.]]
* BareYourMidriff
* [[BodyguardBabes Bodyguard Babe]][=/=][[DeclarationOfProtection I Will Protect Yunie]]: She initially tries to kidnap Yuna, so she couldn't go through with her pilgrimage. At the end of which [[spoiler: Yuna was to sacrifice herself to defeat Sin.]] But Tidus and the others foil her scheme[[note]]not realizing it was Rikku they were fighting at the time[[/note]], so she figured 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FPKmKYyBA4 and became one of Yuna's guardians.]]
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: In the second game.
* CuteBruiser
* CuteClumsyGirl
* DaddysGirl
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Her famously risque [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/6/64/Rikku.jpg thong/bikini miniskirt combo]] provides the page image.
* DualWielding: Second game.
* ExoticEyeDesigns
* FaceYourFears: Camped out in the [[MeaningfulName Thunder Plains]] for a week to face her fear of thunder.
* FanservicePack
* FearOfThunder: Has grown out of it by the time the sequel starts.
* {{Flanderization}}: The X-2 makes her a lot more perkier and ditzier.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GeniusDitz: Despite having ditz tendencies, she is a skilled chemist, and has more emotional savvy than you'd expect for a girl her age. X-2 put more emphasis on the Ditz part.
* GenkiGirl: Surprise, surprise, she and Tidus are LikeBrotherAndSister.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Tidus meets up with her again [[spoiler:after she tries to kidnap Yuna by way of HumongousMecha]], Rikku, completely in MaleGaze, strips out of her ''wet'' FormFittingWardrobe, lovingly rendered in full [=FMV=] graphics.
* GogglesDoNothing: Averted. When you first meet her, she's wearing them over her eyes and her menu portrait even shows her wearing them. When she joins the party for real later on, she ditches the diving suit and reveals her more iconic outfit, at which point they slide down around her neck and remain unused for the rest of the game.
* HiddenDepths: Rikku's aloof personality, cheerfulness, and BadassAdorable status may make her seem somewhat shallow to some. However, if you can get your RelationshipValues with her high enough, she opens up about a lot of her reasons for being such. Bottom line: the death of her mother taught her that you can't waste your life being sad, and that you need to live it up while you can, especially in a CrapsackWorld like Spira. There's more, but going too deep into it would take all day.
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted. All Al Bhed believe in the power of science over Yevon, but Rikku offers some perfectly reasonable justifications for her lack of belief in spiritual matters. There's also the fact that she believes in an afterlife of sorts, as shown from when she tells Yuna, and later Tidus, [[spoiler:that she'll "see them again"]]. It's really more like she's an AgentScully, who has ''a'' spiritual belief; just not the "main" one, as it were. It's ultimately Justified, since in Spira people can ''physically visit'' the Farplane.
* ItemCaddy: Through her ''Use'' command and Mix LimitBreak.
* ItemCrafting: Close enough: she has the ability to upgrade your weapons, adding abilities at the cost of items.
* {{Jailbait}}: And likely other relevant tropes. She's rather young in the first game.
* LimitBreak: Her [[ItemCrafting Mix]] Overdrive which lets her make some very potent attacks or supportive abilities from items.
* LoveableRogue
* TheMcCoy: She's more impulsive come X-2, which neatly fits her into this role in the YRP PowerTrio.
* MissingMom: Her mother died when a machina went on a rampage, leaving her with her father and Brother.
* MsFanservice: Her outfits are quite revealing, especially in the sequel. For a ''very'' specific scene, try the FMV reunion in the Moonflow.
* PluckyGirl
* PowerTrio: The Id in ''X-2''.
* RedemptionPromotion: Justified; when she's encountered as a boss during an attempt to kidnap Yuna (the party doesn't know it's her), she's using a machina.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Second game.
* {{Shorttank}}
* ShoutOut: She and the remainder of [[PowerTrio YRP]] have a lot, but perhaps the most notable is [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake? SNAKE!]] '''''[[SayMyName SNAAAAAAAAKEEE!!!!!]]'''''
* TheSmartGuy: She can work machina and has a 'mix' overdrive to create new abilites.
* TheSneakyGuy: She has a stealing ability.
* {{Stripperific}}: In ''X-2''. Get this - her bikini in the hot spring scene and her 'bare' dressphere are less revealing than her default outfit.
* SuperMode: Her [[MiniMecha Machina Maw]] dressphere in X-2.
* TeenGenius
* WeaponOfChoice: PowerFist or WolverineClaws with a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Targe]] in X, DualWielding [[KnifeNut knives]] in the second.
* WrenchWench

!!Paine
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->''"The hardest person to know is yourself."''
--> Voiced by Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese) and Gwendoline Yeo (English).

Only appears in ''Final Fantasy X-2''. The third member of the heroines, [[spoiler:who was once part of a task force composed of herself, Nooj, Baralai, and Gippal that entered the Den of Woe, which resulted in Shuyin possessing Nooj and turning him against his comrades]]. For her, the journey is largely about finding answers to the questions in her own past.

* ActionGirl: Makes even the White Mage class seem badass. Hell, her unique dress sphere is a giant Mech '''made entirely out of swords'''.
* BadassBack: Her usual fighting stance.
* BareYourMidriff
* TheChick: Despite her BigGuy status among the X-2 PowerTrio, she acted as this for the Crimson Squad, staying out of combat so she could be the sphere recorder for Nooj, Gippal, and Baralai.
* CombatStilettos
* TheComicallySerious: Part of the humor in the character is her reaction to Rikku's and Yuna's {{Genki|Girl}}-ness.
-->'''Rikku''': Doctor P is in the house!\\
'''Paine''': Stop that.\\
\\
'''Yuna''': Gimme a Y!\\
'''Rikku''': Gimme an R!\\
'''Paine''': Gimme a break.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* DefrostingIceQueen
* {{Expy}}: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' and ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy X2}}'' [[WordOfGod main writer Kazushige Nojima]] has stated he based her in many ways on ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'''s protagonist Squall.
* HiddenDepths: Speaks fluent Al Bhed, a skill she doesn't reveal until late in the game.
* PowerTrio: The superego.
* TheQuietOne
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted. It's the same deal as Lulu; snarky and grumpy overall friendly.
* TheSpock: More rational than the other two girls. When the Gullwings are deciding which side to give the Awesome Sphere, Paine responds that she doesn't trust the Youth League because they're too reckless.
* TheStoic
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Initially appears detached and aloof, but turns out to be quite friendly with Yuna and Rikku as the story goes on.
* SuperMode: Her [[RazorWings Full Throttle]] Dressphere in X-2.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: If you haven't guessed already, she shares most of Lulu's prominent traits, except not as motherly.
** She's also willing to let Yuna and Rikku be silly and carefree as long as she isn't dragged into it. WordOfGod has stated she was created because if Lulu had been the 3rd member, Yuna and Rikku would quickly be shut down by Lu's no-nonsense personality and the plot would have ground to a halt.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TooManyBelts
* WeaponOfChoice: [[CoolSword Swords]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Exploration of the Crimson Squad Massacre indicate that [[spoiler:she, Baralai, Nooj, and Gippal all used to be really good friends, though she definitely (probably) doesn't feel that way now]].
* WomanInBlack
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Even though she acts like Yuna is a naive younger sister, Paine is actually a year Yuna's junior.
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[[folder:Villains]]
!!Jecht
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->''"I ain't gettin' any younger, so I might as well make myself useful."''
--> Voiced by MasuoAmada (Japanese) and Creator/GreggBerger (English).

Tidus's father, an alcoholic who [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned him]] as a result of being brought to Spira. He's also the current Sin.

* AbusiveParents: Tidus does have a good reason to hate him, [[spoiler:which makes it more saddening since deep down Jecht genuinely loves him.]]
** [[spoiler:Luckily, Tidus genuinely loves him too, he just doesn't want to admit it.]]
* TheAce: Prior to Tidus.
* TheAlcoholic: Until that fateful incident with ze shoopuf...
** AlcoholicParent: Until an incident on the pilgrimage, in which he, while drunk, attacked a shoopuf, resulting in him swearing off alcohol.
* ArchnemesisDad: Tidus views him as this for a ''long'' time. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's not quite that bad, but there's still some resentment, and for very good reasons]].
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Arguably what he currently is now.]]
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: The only real reason he's on the bad side is because he was fused with Sin. When he fused with Sin, he became a Final Aeon in order to destroy Sin so as to save the world. In addition, Jecht was perfectly willing to die at the hands of his son if it meant eliminating Sin for good, although that didn't stop him from having to fight his son under Yu Yevon's influence]].
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He was at least partially in control of Sin when it attacked Tidus's Zanarkand at the very beginning of the game as he was able to consciously pick up Tidus and Auron and transport them to the Spiran mainland so that they could unite with Yuna to ultimately find a way to end the cycle of Sin permanently. It might have even started earlier than that with his decision to become the Fayth for Braska's Final Aeon if he knew that doing so would result in him becoming the next Sin (it's unclear in the game if he was aware of that part beforehand).]]
* {{BFS}}: And it becomes even bigger when Jecht powers up into [[spoiler:the Final Aeon]].
* BrokenAce: He's an alcoholic who can't connect with his son, succeeding only in estranging him, and only comes to terms with it after he can't do anything about it.
* CaptainsLog: Jecht recorded spheres of his journey to show his wife and Tidus, still hopeful he would find a way home someday. When Jecht came to accept he was trapped in Spira, he left behind spheres to help guide Tidus, should the same fate befall him.
* CallingYourAttacks: The "Sublimely Magnificent Jecht Shot Mark III."
* CoveredWithScars
* DeathSeeker: Once he realized he was trapped in Spira, he came to terms that his life was essentially over and his dream to make Tidus a star Blitzball player would never come true, hence the header quote said about his decision to [[spoiler:become the Final Aeon]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DisappearedDad
* EvilCounterpart: To Tidus.
* FinalBoss: Technically, as the Final Aeon, since he's the last boss [[spoiler: that can be lost to]].
* FinalBossPreview: Jecht calls out to Tidus [[spoiler:when the latter is sucked into Spira]]. Tidus returns to this void at the end of the game to [[spoiler:battle the Final Aeon]].
* GutturalGrowler
* HonorBeforeReason: Alluded to by Auron. If he ever used the phrase 'it's the right thing to do' to talk you into doing something, it meant he was about to get himself (and his companions) into a lot of trouble.
* [[spoiler:ICannotSelfTerminate: He can't control his own actions and thus needs your party to kill him, which also means he's unable to throw the fight with your party as well]].
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Neither he nor Tidus is very comfortable with the whole hero gig.
* {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]JerkassWoobie
* MemeticBadass: An in-universe example to [[spoiler:Dream]] Zanarkand. It's one of the ''many'' reasons why Tidus hates him. The shadow cast by his legend is bigger than the one cast by the man himself, which is already pretty big.
* MulticoloredHair: He dyes the tips of his hair red.
* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Apparently, he really liked the Song of the Fayth and even as Sin he's seen taking five to listen to it.
* OneWingedAngel
* RatedMForManly
* RightHandOfDoom: [[spoiler:In his Aeon form]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Over time, he takes Braska's pilgrimage more seriously and becomes a more focused individual. When his drunkenness causes him to injure a shoopuff, he stops drinking altogether.
* ToughLove: Jecht later claims that he wanted to toughen Tidus up, and was looking forward to seeing him become a star blitz player. He never told Tidus this ''directly'', [[RealMenHateAffection of course]].
* TragicMonster
* {{Troll}}: We don't know if he actually called it out in games, but he did call his Jecht Shot "Mark III" to get fans to come out in hopes of seeing the non-existent Mark I & II, which tells you something about him.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Hell, his only attire for his entire tenure in Spira is [[{{Stripperific}} board shorts, a metal armguard, and what looks like half a sari wrapped around his waist]]. That's even on ''Gagazet.''
* WellDoneSonGuy: Won't be winning any Father of the Year trophies soon. Although, once he becomes more humanized throughout the Jecht Spheres, we realize that Jecht was ultimately a father who was looking for the manual on child raising; and while he did love his son, he expressed it wrong.

!!Seymour Guado
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->''"Death is a sweet slumber. All the pain of life is gently swept away... Ah, yes. Don't you see... if all life were to end in Spira, all suffering would end. Don't you see? Do you not agree?"''
--> Voiced by Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese) and Alex Fernandez (English).

The son of Lord Jyscal Guado and a human, which resulted in him initially being exiled from Guadosalam, but Seymour returned as a summoner, gaining favor with the Guado and the Yevonite church. Seymour is one of the four maesters of Yevon, along with maesters Mika, Kelk Ronso, and Kinoc, being promoted fairly early on in the game. He seeks Yuna's hand in marriage to bring peace to Spira, [[spoiler:but in reality, plans on becoming one with Sin in order to kill as many people as he can to bring them peace, in his mind]]. Oh, and just in case the above quote didn't tip you off, he's a [[SarcasmMode perfectly sane individual]] [[ObviouslyEvil who could never be accused]] [[OmnicidalManiac of doing anything wrong]].

* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: So his Mom dragged him to Zanarkand at a young age in order for him to kill her for a political ploy. His Dad was totally on board with this.]] It explains a LOT of his nihilistic attitude.
* AnimeHair: Seriously, look at that picture and tell me how that is physically possible?
* AssimilationBackfire: What he hoped to pull on [[spoiler:Sin after being absorbed by it, hoping to learn to control Sin from within]]. Unfortunately for him the heroes get to him before he has the chance.
* ATasteOfPower: In the ''only'' battle you get to use him.
* BadassLongrobe
* BigBadEnsemble: With Sin.
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: He stops being significant long before the game's ending]].
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Seymour will [[EtTuBrute have a conniption]] if you sic Anima on him. His mother is Anima's fayth]].
* DarkIsEvil: His Aeon is the Dark Aeon, Anima, but once you get her on your side, it's [[DarkIsNotEvil the opposite]].
* DarkMessiah: He could be the poster boy for this trope.
* {{Determinator}}: Pretty much lampshaded by Tidus himself. Seymour is ''insanely'' determined and persistent in becoming Sin to kill everyone. ''Death'' doesn't stop him. ''Several times over.''
* DevilInPlainSight
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Invoked during the Fiend invasion of Luca so the people of Spira can come to see him as something of a savior.
** The ''true'' EstablishingCharacterMoment for him? "Pretend I didn't say it" after Wakka says that his condoning the use of machina is not something a Maester would say.
* FantasticRacism: This was the reason why he ended up exiled from the Guados as a child (by his own ''father'', no less), as the Guados were appalled by his Human/Guado hybrid status.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Although it's played mostly for {{Squick}}. Seymour is the sort of faux-complimentary creep you could see being a Facebook stalker in real life.
* {{Foil}}[=/=]EvilCounterpart: To Yuna. Both were [[HalfHumanHybrid born to one human parent and one parent of another race]]. Both their mothers died when they were young. Both had fathers who made difficult choices that involved [[ParentalAbandonment staying out of their children's lives for the sake of peace and their children's well-being]]. The key difference is in their upbringing: Yuna was loved throughout her life despite being half Al Bhed, and always had friends and people who cared about her; Seymour, in contrast, was hated for being half-Guado, was outcast, and grew up lonely and isolated. Hence their different philosophies about the meaning of life -- Yuna came to believe that life was worth living even despite the pain, while Seymour came to believe that life was ''about'' pain and suffering.
* ForcefulKiss: With Yuna, considered by many to be {{Squick}} seeing as [[spoiler:he's ''dead'']].
* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler:Only after his fourth defeat will you be finally rid of him]].
* FreudianExcuse[=/=]FreudWasRight: [[spoiler:Seymour was incredibly attached to his mother, who sacrificed herself to become a Fayth in order to make him strong. Seymour didn't take it well.]]
** [[spoiler:This becomes even worse in the English dub, where Hedy Buress voices [[LikeParentLikeSpouse both Yuna and Seymour's mother]].]]
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: Surprisingly enough, he takes relatively well his last defeat and sending]].
* GuestStarPartyMember: For one fight. He even levels up despite having no position on the sphere grid.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[HumanMomNonhumanDad Guado father, human mother]].
* HairAntennae: ''Huge'' ones!
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is constantly talking about the "sweet slumber of death", yet he refuses to move on to the Farplane.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty AndNowYouMustMarryMe
* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: {{Inverted|Trope}}. See EstablishingCharacterMoment above.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Kimahri, but because [[spoiler:he's an unsent]], he's barely even annoyed.
* ImprobableHairStyle: More like ''impossible''. Those hair antlers are many a cosplayer's defeat.
* InsaneTrollLogic: His modus operandi is to end all suffering in Spira... [[spoiler:by turning into the next Sin and [[KillEmAll killing everybody]].]] It's so stupid that even ''[[IdiotHero Tidus]]'' lampshades it.
--> "You're totally nuts!"
** Since it's simply an extrapolation of Yevon's teachings, he's totally right as far as he knows. [[spoiler:It's not like he knew that the Fayth themselves were working towards destroying Sin forever. [[StrawmanHasAPoint As far as he knew, they were aiding the spiral of death and part of the problem]].]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even Tidus had to admit a lot of what Seymour said during Operation Mi'ihen made sense.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Saying this guy is a dick is an understatement.
* KnightTemplar: His master plan to save the peoples of Spira [[spoiler:is to kill everyone so that they can be "free".]]
* {{Leitmotif}}[=/=]MusicalSpoiler: A sinister one present in fully six tracks in the game soundtrack, tying in with MusicalSpoiler because these tracks play well before the game outs him as evil... plotwise, at least. If Creator/SquareEnix didn't want us to think the man was evil, they shouldn't have played Arpeggios Of Malice in E(vil) Major every time he showed up.
* LittleNo: [[spoiler:His reaction upon being defeated for the final time]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His synopsis in the Ultimania reveals that his feelings for Yuna were genuine, and that part of his motivation to save Spira through death was his twisted way of earning her affection.
* MagicStaff: His WeaponOfChoice, and when in your party, he'll typically be dealing more damage then Auron! When you fight him, though, it's curiously absent.
* ManipulativeBastard: Although he clearly thinks that just ''having'' {{Evil Plan}}s makes him a [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] one.
* MercyKill: His ultimate goal is to perform a world-wide one.
* MixAndMatch: A [[SummonMagic summoner]] and a RedMage... basically, if it's magical, he can do it.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: Possibly doubling up as a ThanatosGambit. Upon the first fight, Seymour is killed by the party in self-defense. He seemed to have planned this, or at least he didn't care if he died. Because the Guados forbade Yuna to send his body to the Farplane, he ends up returning much stronger than ever and decides to fully enact his plans to [[spoiler:fuse with Sin and kill everyone in order to "end all suffering in Spira"]].
* ObviouslyEvil: You'll notice we're not spoiler tagging most of the stuff that has to do with him being a bad guy. That's because summoning a demon from the underworld ten minutes after you've been introduced as a character tends to mark you out as one.
** As all the aeons look rather demonic, the above example isn't even the most blatant. The near permanent smirk on his face, his theme song and Tidus' narrations clearly point out that he is not to be trusted early on, though.
** Even before the reveal, Seymour puts everyone at unease. The only ones who seem oblivious to him early on are Wakka and Yuna.
* OedipusComplex: He killed his father in order to take his place as the Guado Maester.
* OmnicidalManiac: Goes hand in hand with ObviouslyEvil.
* OneWingedAngel: Gets three of these throughout the four times you fight him.
* PetTheDog: Probably the closest thing to a redeemable, good-will, selfless act that Seymour ever committed was giving Baralai a place to stay after the latter and his party were ambushed by a Shuyin-possessed Nooj.
* RecurringBoss: You fight -- and defeat -- him four times. Yes, ''{{four|IsDeath}}''.
* RedRightHand: Veiny forehead? Check.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He killed his own father[[spoiler:, as revenge for exiling him as a child]].
** [[spoiler:He was also indirectly involved in the death of his mother, though we find out via flashback that he didn't want her to do this for him.]]
* SmugSnake: He's manipulative and scheming, but never really makes the leap into MagnificentBastard territory.
* StrawNihilist: ''The'' definitive example among ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' antagonists. Whereas being inherently evil and wanting to destroy the world [[ForTheEvulz just because it's there]] or as part of a VillainousBreakdown is a common motivation for them ([[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Exdeath]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Kuja]], etc.), Seymour is the only one who ''monologues'' about how life is meaningless and how the world can only be saved by being destroyed. (At least until ''Dissidia'' has Kefka follow in his footsteps.)
* TheStarscream: For the Church of Yevon.
* SpeciesSurname: Guado, like the rest of his kind.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: He quite literally ''massacres'' monsters in the Blitzball stadium. [[spoiler:Turns out that's nothing on what he plans to do to the world. It's also stated that he was the one who released the monsters he massacred in the first place.]]
* TheUndead: [[spoiler:A revenant type after his first boss battle.]]
* VillainousCrush: On Yuna.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Thanks to his otherwise unflattering robe.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: MetaphoricallyTrue. He legitimately believes that [[spoiler:the only way to free people from the cycle of suffering is via killing them, and seeks to take control of Sin to do so. Given that TheGovernment in Spira is dedicated to ensuring said cycle contiues forever, his plan is simply the ultimate conclusion of Yevon's philosophy.]] In fact, when he says "But even when I'm gone, Spira's suffering will prevail," he seems to say it with some sadness. The only reason he turns out to be wrong is because Yuna and her friends defy Yevon totally and ScrewDestiny.
* WholeCostumeReference: It's hard to notice this in the game itself, but look at the picture of him above. Now look up a good picture of Anima. It's subtle, but the resemblance can't be accidental.
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: He gloats over his killing of the entire Ronso clan to provoke Kimahri. The clan is still in shambles in ''X-2''; Seymour's enmity lives on.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: See WellIntentionedExtremist.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Taken UpToEleven. No matter what he does, what he plans, how ObviouslyEvil he acts, and how downright [[{{Squick}} creepy]] he gets, the public will instantly assume that he's the good guy and anybody who opposes him is a villain without even ''asking'' what the full story is. Somewhat justified in that he's basically one of the world's four Popes, but it's still frustrating for everyone who knows he's evil.

!!Sin

The "primary antagonist" of ''[=FFX=]'', it is an enormous SpaceWhale that was created by Yu Yevon to protect him during his perpetual summoning of Dream Zanarkand. Its name originates from the fact that people think that it was born from the sins of their forefathers during the Machina War. It has only one purpose: to bring destruction to technology, or at least any sign of progress in the world.

* BeamOWar: Against the Al Bhed lightning cannon in Operation Mi'ihen. [[ForegoneConclusion It won]].
* ColossusClimb: Its SequentialBoss battle consists of four parts: Dismantling both of its fins, then jumping onto its back to destroy its core, before finally fighting it head-on.
* TheDreaded: All of life in Spira revolves around the unending terror of a millennium of Sin's assaults, punctuated only by brief periods of peace when it's temporarily defeated and for a short time, people can sleep without fear. Every single character's life has been touched negatively by Sin. Every single one.
* EldritchAbomination: It's really hard to make out what it is, but Sin is very, very loosely based on a whale -- with limbs, multiple rows of eyes, and some kind of tower or city on its back. Its interior is an AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield too.
* GravitySucks: The basis of most of its attacks. It's also the name of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS5dY44Wo7I FMV cutscene]] when it charges its Terra Graviton attack.
* IWantThemAlive: He won't lay a tentacle on Tidus.
* TheJuggernaut: A giant beast that shrugs off everything thrown at it. This is why the pilgrimage is necessary; the Final Aeon is the only known weapon that can stop it and even that is temporary.
* {{Kaiju}}: To the point of being an {{Expy}} of Godzilla. "Gojira" is a portmanteau of "gorilla" and "kujira" for whale, and Sin is loosely based on it. It attacks from the sea, goes straight for cities or its offspring, and [[spoiler:it's the weapon of mass destruction of an ancient war gone horribly wrong]].
* KrakenAndLeviathan
* LivingBodysuit: For Yu Yevon
* LostInTranslation[=/=]{{Woolseyism}}: The Japanese name for the character is written "Shin", which can be interpreted as the English word "sin" (see below), but also, due to the Japanese language being abundant in homonyms, as [[GodOfEvil "god"]] or "truth".
* MeaningfulName: Its name is derived from the concept of willingly breaking taboos from one's religion, and the creature is named as such because the people believed it originated from the fact that they sinned or their forefathers sinned during the war.
** In the Japanese version, its name is written with katakana that reads as "Shin". "Shin" is one of several ways to read the kanji for "deity." A malevolent deity that goes around punishing people for their transgressions seems to be the character concept of Sin.
* MedievalStasis: The whole point of its existence. Sin seeks out and destroys all advanced technology, and spreads a religion that bans the use of technology, so that no civilization will create a ship powerful enough to venture out into the ocean and discover Dream Zanarkand.
* MookMaker: Nearly every encounter with Sin involves it spawning "Sinspawn." Some Sinspawn are themselves {{Mook Maker}}s as well, such as the ones that assault Zanarkand in the beginning.
* NonStandardGameOver: In the final phase of its SequentialBoss fight, [[spoiler:if it's allowed to use Giga Gravitron, it will blast away the ''entire airship''. Forget about summoning an Aeon as defense, as you'll still get the GameOver screen anyway.]]
* PapaWolf: "Sin ''always'' returns for its spawn."
* PopulationControl: Sin automatically seeks out populated towns and smashes them to bits. [[spoiler:This is Yu Yevon's way of ensuring that technology won't advance]].
* SequentialBoss: Fought four times in a row, although there is a short break before the last one in the sequence. [[SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity Appropriate]], seeing as the fourth battle is ThatOneBoss.
* SphereOfDestruction: Erects a gravity shield at Mushroom Rock.
** Sin first appears above Zanarkand as one of these. [[spoiler:This is caused by Jecht pushing his nose into the barrier surrounding Dream Zanarkand]].
* TimeLimitBoss: The last battle with him. If you don't defeat him before his Overdrive bar fills up, [[TotalPartyKill you're]] [[NonStandardGameover doomed]].
* ViciousCycle: Yu Yevon's Spiral of Death.

!!Yu Yevon
The founder of the religion of the same name, and father of Yunalesca. He was TheLeader of Zanarkand a thousand years before the game and led them in the great Machina War against Bevelle. He's the '''real''' BigBad of the game, lingering on as a mindless spirit that summons the armor known as Sin.

* AndIMustScream: The strain of [[spoiler:summoning Sin]] and [[spoiler:Dream Zanarkand]] at the same time broke his mind. Now he can't do anything else or even contemplate stopping.
* AntiVillain: He honestly doesn't know what he's doing anymore. Whether or not he's self-aware or even sentient isn't clear.]]
* AxCrazy: He'd have to be to have conceived of something like Sin in the first place.
* BigBad
* DemonicPossession: He possesses the Final Aeon that defeats Sin and turns it into a new Sin.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:He convinced all of his people to turn into fayths and began summoning Sin because the war with Bevelle seemed hopeless.]]
* TheFundamentalist: From what little we know about him, he was a pretty zealous leader, considering that he [[spoiler:condemned all of Zanarkand's citizens to becoming Fayths and ground technological progress to a halt for over a thousand years.]]
* FlatCharacter: Justified. He has an extensive background and possessed an identity at one point, but because of his actions prior to the game, he has become a blank slate. Just what he was like is never revealed, which has resulted in a couple of different character interpretations.
* GiantEyeOfDoom: Yevon's symbol is watching you. ''Always''. [[spoiler:The eye is, all intents and purposes, the final boss of the game]].
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Although we ''do'' see him for [[spoiler:the final battle, it is only in his parasitic form]].
* GodIsEvil: He's a summoner, but is [[spoiler:revered as a god by the people of Spira]]. At the time of the game, he is not aware of his actions and is said to be "neither good nor evil," but nevertheless acts as a destructive force.
* HiddenVillain: His name is not dropped until the third act of the game, and he does not even make an appearance until the final battle. Even worse, his human form is never seen. Despite this, his influence can be felt throughout the entire game through the Yevon religion.
* LuddWasRight: [[spoiler:The purpose of Sin is to keep Spira frozen in a pre-industrial dark age]].
* TheManBehindTheCurtain
* ObliviouslyEvil: Because his sense of self has been destroyed, he has ''absolutely'' no idea of [[spoiler:all the death and destruction he's causing during the game]]. However, he may have been evil prior to his mind wipe.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Said to to have been a "peerless" summoner.
* PostFinalBoss: The fight against him set up in a way that you cannot lose to him without intentionally trying to.
* RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler: His current form is quite appropriately, a giant parasite.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* ZeroEffortBoss: Just as Maester Mika implied, he's helpless without his armor or any Aeons to flee inside of. His feeble form will come as a surprise.

!!Yunalesca
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->''"It is better to die in hope than to live in despair. Let me be your liberator!"''
-->Voiced by Yoko Koyanagi (Japanese) and Julia Fletcher (English).

Yu Yevon's daughter, and the first summoner to defeat Sin. The original Final Aeon was created from her husband and guardian, Lord Zaon. Has been living in Zanarkand as an unsent for a thousand years, acting as the guide to the summoners who complete their pilgrimage.

* BareYourMidriff
* ClimaxBoss: An even bigger one than Seymour Natus was back in Bevelle, in both senses of the trope; not only are the stakes raised immensely upon confronting her, but Yunalesca is widely considered to be one of the hardest bosses in the game.
* CombatTentacles
* DaddysLittleVillain: The fact that she is so devoted to honoring Yu Yevon is one of the main driving forces behind the plot. Whether or not she commits her villainous actions because she thinks daddy would be proud or because he ''specifically told'' her to is a subject of much debate.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:She crosses it before she dies, as shown from how she believes that there is no hope for Spira without the Final Aeon]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* {{Fallen Hero}}ine
* GoodPowersBadPeople: Her hardest hitting attacks are all healing spells, which work quite well considering [[ReviveKillsZombie her habit of zombiefying the party.]]
* GorgeousGorgon: Transforms into one in his third form.
* HairAntennae: Though nowhere near as extreme as Seymour's.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:That hero was ''Auron''.]]
* KnightTemplar
* LadyOfWar
* OneWingedAngel: ''Twice''.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent[=/=]OurZombiesAreDifferent
* PrehensileHair: You know her one OneWingedAngel form? Yeah, that's really her hair. [[spoiler:Meaning she's freaking riding her hair and kicking back while kicking your ass in her final form.]]
* ScaledUp: Her third form resembles a giant Medusa head.
* RapunzelHair
** PowerMakesYourHairGrow
* SequentialBoss
* ShoutOut: Her OneWingedAngel seems remarkably similar to the goddess statue boss of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
** In addition, her overall design was reused from the Amano artwork of the Cloud of Darkness from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''.
* StrawNihilist
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Just look at her! Can you even call that "clothing"?
* ThongOfShielding

!![=LeBlanc=]
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->''"Errr, [=LeBlanc=]. Remember that name well, loves."''
-->Voiced by Satomi Yasuhara (Japanese) and Masasa Moyo (English).

Your initial antagonist in ''X-2'', leader of a rival group of sphere hunters.

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AnIcePerson: Knows the Blizzara Spell
* AntiVillain: She's antagonistic and disrespectful to Yuna, she's selfish, and she [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking forces all of her employees]] [[FashionVictimVillain into those horrible uniforms.]] But most of the crap that she does is all for her Noojie-Woojie. During the brief period where she thinks Nooj is gone forever, she's deeply depressed, and really doesn't care about the things that made her a "villain" in the first place.
* BlowYouAway: Courtesy of her fan.
* BreakTheHaughty: In Chapter 3. She bounces back in the next episode.
* CombatHandFan: Her main weapon is a rather fancy hand fan.
* CombinationAttack: "No Love Lost". Leblanc summons a tornado to send the Gullwings flying before Logos pumps lead into them while they're still in the cyclone. By the way the tornado ceases, Ormi finishes it off with a body slam that hits all three girls.
* DefrostingIceQueen: About the time she realizes that Spira is in deep, deep shit again, she starts to soften up and ends up helping Yuna.
* DarkActionGirl: She's actually not the slacker when it comes to fighting.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Sort of. When you last fight her, you receive the sphere that starts the ''real'' plot of the game. Up until that point, you were just hunting for spheres and beating up her henchmen.
* EnemyMine: Willing to team up with Yuna to take down Vegnagun. Although she does make a point of stating that she does ''not'' take orders from Yuna.
* HeelFaceTurn
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Who would have thought she [[spoiler:was taking in war victims and political refugees and letting them live with her in her BigFancyHouse?]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: She'll do ''anything'' for her "Noojie-woojie." [[spoiler:Too bad Nooj was at that point possessed by a vengeful spirit.]]
* MakingASplash: Knows the Watera spell.
* ManaDrain: Can cast Osmose to drain the player's MP.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In Chapter 2.
* PlayingWithFire: Knows the Fira spell.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Ormi and Logos along with the lesser henchmen are this whenever Leblanc's not joining the boss fights.
* TheRival: To the Gullwings.
* ShockAndAwe: Knows the Thunder and Thundera spells.
* ShoutOut: Almost assuredly to Doronjo, Boyacky, and Tonzra of ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}''.
** Her design/appearance, more specifically her face, somewhat resembles [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Tina Armstrong]].
* [[PaperFanOfDoom Steel Fan Of Doom]]
* StatusBuff: Can use "Love Trap" to cast Haste on her allies.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* TerribleTrio[=/=]GoldfishPoopGang: With her henchmen Logos and Ormi.
* TeamRocketWins: [[spoiler: They actually get the jump on the Gullwings in Chapter 2 by stealing the Awesome sphere.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: She and her henchmen truly step up their game in Chapter 2, going from [[spoiler: breaking into the Celsius to steal the Awesome sphere]], sending out {{Elite Mook}}s in boss fights, and unleashing new, damaging attacks. In fact, the trio even come up with a new CombinationAttack of their own when you fight them for the final time.
* TrickBomb: She can throw [[BlindedByTheLight "Flash Bombs"]] and "Hush Grenades" to inflict Blindness and Silence respectively.
* VaporWear
* WhiteMagic: Can cast "White Wind", which can heal a bit of her party's health and cures all negative status effects.

!!Shuyin
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->''"Share my despair!"''
--> Voiced by Creator/MasakazuMorita (Japanese) and Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (English).

The antagonist of ''X-2'', more or less. A thousand years ago, his girlfriend, Lenne, was a summoner in the war between Bevelle and Zanarkand. Trying to stop the war before she could be killed, Shuyin snuck into Bevelle to use their machina superweapon, Vegnagun, against them, but he was caught by the guards and shot to death alongside his beloved Lenne. Shuyin's soul was trapped as an Unsent in the Den of Woe, and he was forced to relive the image of his lover's death every day for one thousand years. Can you understand why he might be a little miffed?

* BigBad: Of ''X-2''.
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:He possessed Nooj, which caused him to fire on his friends (hence their breakup). Shuyin then lay dormant for a few years, until Nooj, Baralai, and Gippal meet up again, their mutual disgust of each other reawakening him and forcing him to jump to Baralai.]]
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[FateWorseThanDeath His torture?]] He was subjected to watching his one true love be callously killed, in a loop, for '''''one thousand years'''''. This [[StartOfDarkness pushed him even further over the edge than he already was]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds from living through it the first time.]]
* EvilLaugh: In the Den of Woe.
* EvilTwin: Of Tidus. Also results in a PaletteSwap due to [[spoiler:how he fights in the FinalBattle. He is Tidus in every aspect; attack animations, critical HP animation, and even his super attacks are just copies of Tidus' Overdrives!]] This could also count as FridgeBrilliance, [[spoiler:since the Wall of Fayth were forced to "dream" of Zanarkand, Tidus might be their representation of Shuyin.]]
* FinalBoss: Of ''X-2''.
* LargeHam: When totally batshit-insane.
* LivingBodysuit: His ability.
* LostSuperweapon: Attempts to use one.
* SealedEvilInACan: His spirit was sealed in the Den Of Woe, possibly because he was buried there.
* ThePowerOfHate: His hatred and anger at the circumstances of his and Len's deaths were enough to keep him as an Unsent. Not only that but it gave him lots of powers that normal Unsent don't usually have.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters Introduced in FFX]]

!!Brother

->''"Who is the leader? I am! I give the orders around here!!"''
-->Voiced by TakayukiYamaguchi (Japanese) and David Rasner (English).

Rikku's older brother. If he has a real name, it's never mentioned. He is seen piloting the party's airship in both games, but plays a larger role in ''X-2'' where he is part of the Gullwings.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: In a hidden X-2 cutscene, he comes to terms with Yuna not returning his feelings.
* CallingTheOldManOut: A subtle version: he and Rikku had a falling out with Cid in between the two games, so what do they do? They get their own airship, and its name is a jab at Cid's own. (Celsius to Fahrenheit, [[DontExplainTheJoke get it?]])
* TheCaptain: Rikku constantly finds herself wondering why he's in charge.
* ChivalrousPervert
* EightiesHair: Is that a mohawk?
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
** HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: A few signs point to his name actually being Brother. (He's listed as Brother in Blitzball, even before you can recruit him, and there is a question in Al Bhed to unlock a chest in Home that asks the name of Cid's son, to which the answer is Brother.)
* FunnyForeigner
* GeniusDitz: You might not guess it, but he is [[GameBreaker really, really good at Blitzball]].
* KissingCousins: Has a massive unrequited crush on Yuna, going so far as to learn English (or whatever the common language on Spira is) so he can talk to her. Rikku is not amused.
* LargeHam: Not only does he shout, he flaps his arms and punches.
** Use him in battle thanks to X-2's creature creator system, and he's having a rip-roaring good time in combat.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* YouNoTakeCandle: His English in the first game ("Trust...me. Me...take you there. No problem...[[VerbalTic ya]]?")

!!Maechen

->''"And that, as they say, is that."''
-->Voiced by Takuma Suzuki (Japanese) and Creator/DwightSchultz (English).

An old scholar who has surprising amounts of knowledge of Spira and its history. He first appears at Mi'ihen Highroad walking near a statue of Lord Mi'ihen.

* CozyVoiceForCatastrophes
* TheBore: In the sequel, Yuna has dialogue options begging him to stop his interminable lectures on Spiran history. (Unfortunately for her, you have to listen to ''all'' of it to get 100% completion.)
* BlackMage: [[spoiler:In the sequel the Black Mage Dress Sphere is made from his 1000 year old memories of Lenne.]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Just like Auron.]]
* MrExposition: His purpose, really.
* ExpositionBreak: Hell, it used to be called Maechen Period!
* RecurringTraveller: Despite being so old, he appears almost everywhere you go.

!! Rin
-> ''"May I help you?"''
--> Voiced by ShunsukeSakuya (Japanese) and TomKenny (English).

An Al Bhed entrepreneur who owns a successful chain of Travel Agencies, as inns are referred to in this universe.

* DangerDeadpan: When telling Cid that the Farenheit was being attacked from the inside, he has his same calm tone as always. When Cid remarks that he seems awfully calm about the situation, he merely replies, "I am calm about most things."
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Like most of the Al Bhed.
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity
* TookALevelInJerkass: If he is pinned as the "Mi'ihen Mystery" culprit.

!!O'aka

-> ''"O'aka XXIII, merchant extraordinaire, at your service!"''
--> Voiced by HidenariUgaki (Japanese) and Creator/DwightSchultz (English).

Or O'aka The XXIII, '''M'''erchant '''E'''xtraordinaire. He's a traveling merchant who follows Yuna's group to sell them weapons and items. Has a brother named Wantz who takes over the family business when O'aka is jailed for selling equipment to the enemies of Yevon (guess who).

* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Averted. If you helped him early on (donate over 10,000 gil to him during his start up), he gives you major discounts and in general sells you way better equipment than the stores.
* RecurringTraveller: For profit, of course.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: It turns out that O'aka's so generous to Yuna and her party because Yuna reminds him of his late sister, who was a summoner that was killed on her pilgrimage. Post main storyline in Luca, O'aka tells Tidus this, even getting lost in his thoughts when he describes Yuna looking so like his sister.]]
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: O'aka appears more than once just before a boss fight.
** [[spoiler:Lampshaded when your party kills Seymour, and he appears outside to leisurely sell you things while the Guado are out to kill you. When they storm out, he warps away with the Save Sphere.]]
* UnknownRival: To Rin, whom he dreams of one day surpassing.

!!Tromell Guado

-> ''"The Guado take care of Guado affairs."''
--> Voiced by RyuzoIshino (Japanese) and Creator/CoreyBurton (English).

Seymour's right hand man and the apparent leader of the Guado city. He seems old and speaks in a panicky, stretched tone.

* TheAtoner: In ''X-2''.
* BattleButler: Not particularly dangerous on his own. But he sics a horde of [[TheBeastmaster beastmaster]]s on Yuna's party.
* DestroyTheEvidence: [[spoiler:Destroys Jyscal's sphere,]].
* GenreBlind: So very, very much.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Like with all Guado, Trommel's hair grows up, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair is green]], and looks like tree roots. In fact, all of Trommel looks like a tree.
* LawfulStupid
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: States that he can't let the party escape because "Lord Seymour would never forgive us if we did," prevents them from [[spoiler:sending Seymour (indirectly enabling the massacre of the Ronso), and destroys the sphere proving that Seymour killed his father]] before sending the guards after them and reporting their actions.
* ReformedButRejected: At first, by ''himself'' as well as the Ronso.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If you had just [[spoiler:let Yuna send Seymour into the Farplane and not destroyed the evidence of your master's actions]], you could have averted the almost complete genocide of your people.

!!Bahamut

A boy who became a fayth. His aeon form is the strongest of the mandatory summons. Acts as the leader and messenger for the rest of the fayth.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BadassArmFold: In his summon form.
* BigGood: Arguably. He's the one that tells Yuna and Tidus how to beat Yu Yevon.
* AChildShallLeadThem: He figuratively leads Tidus through his journey in Spira, and is essentially the spokesperson for all of the aeons/the fayth in FFX.
* CreepyChild: He has a habit of appearing out of nowhere, hooded, and saying cryptic things before just as mysteriously vanishing.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears in [[spoiler:Dream]] Zanarkand, as well as a couple of Tidus' dreams long before you find out who he is.
* InTheHood: Always. You get a slight glimpse under the hood depending on the camera angle, but he never takes off the hood.
* MrExposition: Reveals the truth about Yu Yevon.
* SpiritAdvisor: To Tidus and then to Yuna, once she obtains him as an aeon.
* TheSmartGuy: Comes up with the strategy for [[spoiler:defeating Sin permanently.]]

!!Shelinda

* ButtMonkey: Spends most of the first game being this. Though, after the player beats Yunalesca, she's risen above it, and become a major organizer within Bevelle.
** To say she has ''risen above it'' is pushing it as the reason she eventually leaves the temple and becomes a reporter is because everyone was pushing her around so she clearly wasn't a very authoritative leader. The only reason she got the job as Captain of the Guard in the first place is because she was literally the last person in Bevelle qualified enough for it.
* ExtremeDoormat: Worse than ''Yuna'' in the first game. Part of her CharacterDevelopment is Tidus showing her she doesn't have to be this way. Falls right back into it in the second game. Maybe.
-->'''Paine:''' She complains, but you can tell she enjoys being a reporter.
* HealingHands: Has had some practice with White Magic, though it leaves her quite noticeably out of breath.
* HeroWorshipper: Has shades of this for Yuna.
* IntrepidReporter: In the second game.
* ShipperOnDeck: During the arc with Yuna's marriage, she clearly ships Seymour/Yuna. Don't be too hard on her, she didn't know Seymour was evil.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Characters Introduced in FFX-2]]

!!Baralai

-> ''"The world is changing, and there are many who are finding it difficult to keep up. New Yevon wishes to help those who feel lost in the winds of change."''
--> Voiced by KenjiSobu (Japanese) and Josh Gomez (English).

The courteous and softspoken leader of New Yevon, Baralai works as Praetor to reform the image of Yevon in the eyes of Spira's people, but he may not be able to bear the weight of the secrets that Yevon buried long ago on top of the past demons he already carries...

* BreakTheCutie: See DespairEventHorizon.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:The subject of Nooj's betrayal is clearly this for him. The tone Baralai's voice takes during his talk with Seymour after the Crimson Squad massacre as well as the fact that Shuyin possesses Baralai almost immediately after he confronts Nooj in the Bevelle Underground makes it clear that any thought of that incident and the events leading up to it is the point at which he is mentally and emotionally weakest]].
* FreudianTrio: The Id in the trio consisting of him, Nooj, and Gippal.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:By Shuyin, after he [[BodySurf hops]] from Nooj.]]
* JapanesePronouns: 'Boku'
* ShipTease: He has this with Yuna in an early scene and [[spoiler:Paine, as seen in the Crimson Spheres]].
* TheStoic: He's the most softspoken of the three leaders in Spira during FFX-2.
** NotSoStoic: For all the stoicism that he exudes whenever the Gullwings encounters him, he freaks out when [[spoiler:he and Gippal meet with Nooj in the Bevelle Underground.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With [[spoiler:Nooj, Gippal, and Paine]]. [[spoiler:From the scene in the Bevelle Underground, it's easy to see that though Gippal, Paine, and Nooj seem to have moved on from the Crimson Massacre incident, Baralai definitely hasn't]]. Almost screamed word for word:
--> '''Baralai:''' WHY DID YOU SHOOT?! WHY DID YOU SHOOT [[spoiler:GIPPAL AND ME]]?! WE WERE FRIENDS, AND YOU SHOT US IN THE BACK!! ''ANSWER ME!''
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Subverted. He comes off as a rather suspicious figure with implications of the victorious [[TheStarscream Starscream]] kind when first introduced, and there's plenty of reason to think he's evil, [[spoiler:given that he fights the party in order to protect yet another one of [[CorruptChurch Bevelle's]] dark secrets, and his sphere also reveals that after the Crimson Squad fiasco, he sought help from ''Seymour'' of all people. However, later on, it becomes clear that Shuyin-possessed ''Nooj'' is the actual villain, and Baralai doesn't get around to his FaceHeelTurn until after Shuyin swipes his body]]. The ending makes it pretty clear that [[spoiler:he's one of the good guys, working for the betterment of Spira]].
** In essence, he's basically a character inversion of Seymour. In the backstory, he mysteriously rises to leadership of a reformed New Yevon despite never even appearing in the first game, and there's a couple hints that an ArrangedMarriage was attempted between himself and Yuna. The developers clearly tried to paint an image of a Seymour expy early on, only to subvert it as he was GoodAllAlong. [[spoiler: Then double-subverted when Shuyin body hops over from Nooj, meaning that Shuyin is using Baralai's body to control Vegnagun.]]


!!Nooj

-> ''"My friends, stand with me, and together we will bring the truth back to the people."''
--> Voiced by Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Japanese) and Creator/GeorgeNewbern (English).

The leader of the Youth League faction who leads Spira's foolhardy and inexperienced youth in collecting spheres for the sake of documenting Spira's history. But is collecting spheres truly for the sake of Spira or for his own personal gain?

[[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Nooj.jpg Image, to avoid stretching the page.]]

* ArtificialLimbs: Two of them. No explanation how he lost them or why he needs a cane for supplemental support by X-2.
* BonusBoss: If the player enters the Den of Woe.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:As Shuyin explains, this made him an easy target for possession at the time of the Crimson Massacre.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:It's hard to tell how much of Nooj's actions were subconsciously driven by Shuyin following his possession in the Den of Woe two years prior, but it's clear that Shuyin is the one that shot Baralai, Gippal, and Paine and was also the one that surfaced in the Bevelle Underground.]]
* FreudianTrio: The Superego of the trio consisting of him, Baralai, and Gippal.
* ImprobableHairstyle: What is it with this series and antigravity hair?
* HandicappedBadass: Presumably, he can fight well enough to support the Gullwings in the final battle.
* RapunzelHair: It's almost as long as Yuna's braided hair.
* RebelLeader: As captain of the Youth League, which is essentially filled with the younger generation of Spira that, on top of being relatively inexperienced, does not understand that not everything can be solved with violence.
* RummageSaleReject: His outfit is nothing short of ridiculous.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: [=LeBlanc=] certainly thinks so.
* TooManyBelts
* WeUsedToBeFriends: See Baralai's entry.

!!Gippal

->''"Never been this close to a celebrity before..."''
-->Voiced by Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese) and Rick Gomez (English).

An Al Bhed that leads the Machine Faction from their base in Djose Temple. Cocky, confident, and cool enough to make even Rikku blush, this guy's got a really weird fashion sense, even for Spira.

* {{BFG}}: [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill With a]] ''[[ChainsawGood circular saw blade]]'' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill on the end.]] Also, [[RealMenWearPink it's pink.]] (Purple?)
* BonusBoss: If you go into the Den of Woe.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: A male version. He's well-liked, the leader of an organization and Yuna definitely takes notice when he walks past. And his theme music is a guitar riff that basically tells us "this guy is cool".
* EyepatchOfPower
* FreudianTrio: The Ego in the trio consisting of him, Nooj and Baralai.
* GenkiGuy: He tones it down when things get serious but he's quite the ray of sunshine.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Paine. It's subtle, but definitely there: Gippal is the only one that Paine bothers willingly showing her face in front of when YRP first meets the various leaders of Spira..
* RememberTheNewGuy: Remember when the party arrived on Bikanel Island? Gippal was there the entire time, having met up with Auron and [[spoiler:helping to protect Yuna]].
* ShipTease: He's got it with both Yuna and Rikku (more so with the latter, especially considering he seems to come on a bit too strong for Yuna's taste).
** MaybeEverAfter: Rikku definitely seems to show some concern for him when Djose Temple is attacked. And at the end they are seen leaving the Farplane holding hands.
* SpikyHair
* WeUsedToBeFriends: See Baralai's entry.

!!Shinra

-> ''"I'm only a kid."''
--> Voiced by Creator/AkenoWatanabe (Japanese) and Pamela Adlon (English).

An Al Bhed child prodigy that travels with the party in ''Final Fantasy X-2''.

* Creator/AkenoWatanabe
* CatchPhrase: Whenever someone asks him a question that he can't answer he'll say "I'm only a kid."
* ChildProdigy
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The Creature Creator sidequest portrays Shinra as this - he befriends all the fiends that you catch for his fiend arena and is responsible for their finding peace with their state of being, whether that means moving on to the Farplane or remaining as they are on Spira.
* InsufferableGenius
* ShoutOut: Shinra should [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII ring a few bells]].
** Might be more than a ShoutOut: the [[WordOfGod Ultimania]] states that Shinra researched how to extract life energy from the Farplane as a power source, and after generations this would become the process of extracting Mako energy as seen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''
* TeenGenius

!! Lenne
-> ''"I don't need anything else. Just knowing how you feel is enough."''
--> Voiced by Koda Kumi (Japanese) and Creator/CreeSummer (English/Speaking) Jade Villalon (English/Singing).

A popular Songstress and summoner from the original Zanarkand. A sphere of her imprinted with her consciousness is later acquired (unknowingly) by Yuna.

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Sadly Shuyin didn't hear it.
* TheIngenue
* PimpedOutDress: Her dressphere outfit.
* SilkHidingSteel: Though she looks frail and harmless, she was a summoner after all.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Shuyin.

!! Garik Ronso

A young Ronso warrior who feuds with Kimahri over what path the Ronso should take.

* AntiVillain
* BloodKnight: Wants to wipe out the Guado for Seymour's crimes.
* {{Revenge}}: He wants revenge on the Guado for the Ronso that Seymour killed.
* ShutUpHannibal: Kimahri delivers one of these to him.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He underestimates both Yuna and Kimahri, mistaking their desire not to go to war as a weakness.
* WorthyOpponent: When Yuna defeats him in battle he agrees to swear off his revenge and follow Yuna's lead.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Final Fantasy X -Will-]]

!! Chuami

* BrutalHonesty
* TheCynic: She outright scoffs at Yuna praying for peace on Spira.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Kurgum is her ChildhoodFriend. NOT her ChildhoodFriendRomance!
* {{Jerkass}}: She spends the majority of the audio drama insulting and criticizing everyone who doesn't share her views of the world. Like the fact that she's Auron's daughter and that Yevoners are weak and pathetic.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: She claims and whole heartedly believes that she is Auron's daughter but has nothing but her deceased mother's word as proof.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: She concludes that Yevoners are weak people who can't handle the new enlightened age.
* WhatTheHellHero: She is far from impressed with how Yuna deals with Spira and [[spoiler: the New Sin.]]
** She gets these from other characters as well since her {{jerkass}} nature ends up having her say stuff that piss people off.

!! Kurgum

* ChildhoodFriends: With Chuami
* ExtremeDoormat: With his abilities as a sender, he'd actually be more important than Chuami in their order, but as Chuami states, she's really the one in charge.
* HeroWorshipper: He greatly admires the party from the first game for defeating sin, but none more than Yuna.
* MagicDance: He is a Sender, meaning he can send the deceased on to the farplane, much like summoners in the previous era.
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