This is an incomplete listing of the major characters that appear in Final Fantasy: Unlimited. As with the main page, information from Episode 25 or After from the spinoff projects should be in spoiler text.
Kuroki Kaze, more commonly known by the alias Kaze (real name unknown) is the man of the Black Wind and the possessor of the Magun. He awakes on Wonderland with little to no memory of his past, but finds himself drawn to protect others, despite his rather aloof nature. He also carries a grudge against Makenshi.
- Aloof Ally: In the first half of the anime. His spotlight is gradually stolen by other characters; Kumo takes his place in the second season.
- Calling Your Attacks: "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided. The sleep that wraps death: Steel Gray. Bubbling and boiling blood: Heat Crimson. And finally, the light that penetrates darkness: Lightning Yellow. Howl! I summon you, Ixion!" Every. single. time. he uses the Magun, complete with an entire Stock Footage sequence (though he does go through a number of summons, making people wonder where in the hell he gets all those Soil bullets from.
- Catchphrase: "Soil is my power!" Also, "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided!" (or in some versions "I've chosen the Soil for the likes of you!")
- Fan Nickname: Known as "Rock-boy" on many forums due to his near-complete lack of emotions.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: He does this when he announces "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided!"
- Good Scars, Evil Scars
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of Episode 25.
- Honorifics: "Kaze-sama~!"
- I Can Still Fight!: In episode 24, after having his ass handed to him by Kumo and spending quite some time unconscious in Jane's sickbay, the first thing he does upon waking is demand to know where Kumo is so that they can keep fighting.
- I Was Just Passing Through: It turns out to be true.
- Jerkass: Really doesn't give a damn who gets hurt as long as he can fight Kumo and Chaos, and can't always be arsed to get up and help people who need him.
- Kill It with Water: "Come out! I summon you, Bismarck!"
- Laser-Guided Amnesia
- Love Triangle: With Lisa and Dolk.
- Married to the Job: "Where is White Cloud?"
- Not Quite Dead: At the end of Episode 25.
- Pet the Dog: He is incredibly tolerant of Lou and Moogle's clingy antics despite being The Stoic. Whenever he actually gets off his behind and helps Lisa of his own volition, it is always portrayed as a huge deal.
- Power Incontinence
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Kaze's in episode 8.Kaze: You cannot hurt me with such a weak gun. Is something wrong with the Magun? Why don't you use it?
- Summon Magic
- Theme Music Power-Up: When loading the Magun.
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Pist and Oscha make a few attempts to avert this early on, but as it turns out to be useless anyway, they eventually give it up.
Ai: "We're going to look for mom and dad, you know. There's no time to be scared right now."
One of the two Hayakawa twins. She tends to be more feisty than Yu, but also more practical. Fabula gives her a companion called "Poshepocket."
- Beware the Cute Ones
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Brutal Honesty
- Fiery Redhead
- Girlish Pigtails
- Kid with the Leash: To Kaze's Magun.
- Odd Friendship: Her friendships with Clear and Kumo.
- Parental Abandonment: The reason she and Yu went to Wonderland in the first place.
- Punny Name: Along with Yu, it makes "you and I."
- Running Gag: Chobi's fascination with her hair, Lamp Shaded in the show's first closing credits theme
- Screw Destiny: Her and Yu in the second season.
- Theme Twin Naming: "Ai" and "Yu" mean "love" and "courage" respectively
One of the two Hayakawa twins. He possesses a tender, gentle nature and is good with animals.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Heroic BSoD: After he finds out what his parents have really been up to all this time.
- Kid with the Leash: To Kaze's Magun.
- Punny Name and Theme Twin Naming: Same as above
- Screw Destiny: Him and Ai in the second season.
- Shout-Out: His hairstyle comes from the Warrior's sprite in Final Fantasy I.
- Shoo the Dog: Tries (ineffectively) to make Chobi stay with Chocoimo's herd.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Putting Chocobaba's feather in his hair allows him to communicate with all chocobos.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Yu's name has been Romanized as Yu, Yuu, and Yuh. ADV went with Yu, but it's spelled Yuh whenever the show uses English textsome fans still can't agree on how it should be written.
- Useless Protagonist: Has a real complex about this. Eventually outgrows it, to great effect.
- Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami, Shawn Sides
A twenty-two-year-old woman who the twins meet on the phantom train as they first travel to Wonderland. She quickly adopts the role of surrogate parent to them, but seems to have her own objectives. Whenever she's nervous, she smiles and laughs awkwardly, which only makes the people around her more suspicious. She is a practitioner of a rare technique called Kigen Arts, which she often uses for self-defense until The Cavalry comes to bail her and the twins out of dangerous situations.
- But Not Too Foreign: Russian father, Chinese mother.
- Break the Cutie: Much of her backstory.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Faux Action Girl: For about the first half of the anime, though she certainly does try.
- Kill It with Water
- Magic Skirt
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother died when she was little, and her father neglected her.
- Parental Substitute: To the twins.
- Ship Tease: With Kaze, quite often.
- Stepford Smiler: Tries really hard. Doesn't get too far.
- The Woobie
- Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Shanon Weaver (English)
An extremely taciturn, very powerful swordsman who first appears in the employ of the Earl. He seems to be most interested in settling some kind of score with Kaze, and actually helps the heroes on occasion. Eventually, it becomes clear that he's investigating Chaos for his own reasons. Called "Makenshi" by the Earl.
- Badass Adorable
- Cry Cute
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His nickname sticks post-HeelFace Turn.
- Good All Along
- Heroic Albino
- Heroic Sacrifice: Episode 25.
- Lonely Rich Kid
- Odd Friendship: With Ai.
- Replacement Goldfish: Seems to view Ai as a surrogate for Kiri.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The conclusion of his and Kiri's character arc, which was reduced to a summary in the After 2 CD booklet.
- Pet the Dog
- Power Incontinence: During most of After.
- Ship Tease: With Kaze, Kiri, Crux, and Aura.
- Theme Music Power-Up
- Trauma Conga Line: His backstory.
- The Woobie
- Voiced by: Akiko Yajima, Samantha Inoue-Harte
A young chocobo who, like the rest of his kind, is especially enamored with Ai's hair. Starting in Episode 2, he is equipped with a watch that detects when the phantom subway is about to depart, and midway through the series he becomes able to conjure up the armor of the Ciel Chocobo, allowing him to fly. He can carry Lisa and the twins on his back.
- Voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori, Ken Webster
Leader of the Comodeen, the rebel faction against Earl. He tends to be played as a comedic character most of the time, but when push comes to shove he's a brave leader who'll risk his life for his men and his ideals.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Fan Disservice: His Shower Scene and attempt to use CPR on Kaze.
- Supporting Leader
- Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki, Robert Newell
Cid is a cheerful, optimistic, and energetic technician, a wizard at anything electronic. He spends most of his time, working with his many inventions. He has the unusual habit of naming his machines with female names, and treating them as if they were alive.
- Berserk Button: Don't hurt his machines if you know what's good for you.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Drop the Hammer
- Mr. Exposition
- Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima
Knave's tomboyish second-in-command. She is often seen directing the soldiers. She wields a pan-flute version of the blowguns the generic members use.
- Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima
Fungo is a little peculiar, possessing instincts that border on precognition; feeling events before they occur. He usually serves as a warning to the others that danger approaches.
- Voiced by: Kaori, Larissa Wolcott
Lou is a werewolf, as per her race, but unlike (normal) werewolves, they transform not on nights with full moons, but by looking into the eyes of a member of their race, or their own via mirror.
- Genki Girl
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
- Last of Her Kind
- Smitten Teenage Girl
- Third-Person Person: In Japanese.
- Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa
Clear is the embodiment of Omega's heart and emotions. Appearing as a boy with blue/green hair, Clear ended up with a cloak of Flying Water to cover his entire body and hold his power at bay. He encounters Ai after she had fallen off the submarine in the Ocean Puzzle. Clear tried to steer clear of Ai out of fear of killing her by accident.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: He doesn't seem to be wearing anything besides a pair of gloves and boots.
- Mysterious Waif
- The Woobie
Also known as Mogli, Moogle Kupow and simply Moogle, Moogle Kupo is Kaze's partner. The two were separated, but the party discovered him in a village within the Ocean Puzzle. Kaze did not initially remember him, but the events of the episode sparked his memory and the two were reunited.
- Badass Adorable
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He regularly uses his pom-pom to apply electric shocks to himself to block out the effects of the strange radio tower in the village, which causes people to be trapped in nostalgic memories.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Episode 25, he transforms himself into the Soil Soul Gun Metal in order to aid in summoning Bahamut.
- Sidekick: To Kaze
- Sole Survivor: Moogles were common in his homeworld of Windaria
- Verbal Tic: How much he says "kupo" tends to depend on what version you're watching.
- Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue, Samantha Inoue-Harte
A fairy marionette brought to life, Crux's job is to spy on Kaze, Yu and Ai, and Lisa. Crux's entire vocabulary is made up of "kukuruyu", though the Lords seem to understand her. The Gaudium Lords treat her as a tool, rather than a helper, expect for Makenshi.
- Voiced by: Akiko Yajima, Elena Carillo
Earl Tyrant is the primary antagonist of Final Fantasy: Unlimited. He appears as a spoiled young monarch, surrounded by his followers on his throne. He is the physical extension of Chaos, thus his existence is dependent on Chaos spreading destruction and disorder. Normally he is a small, fat kid, with a foul temper. His true form, Chaos Tyrant, he takes on the appearance of a mockery of a large, featherless, purple bird.
- A God Am I
- Dystopia Justifies the Means
- Emotion Eater: Taken a bit more literally then with most; having the emotions prepared into actual dishes.
- Evil Overlord: In a compact size.
- Evil Plan: See: Take Over the World.
- Royal Brat
- Take Over the World
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Wants to unseal Omega the destroyer, under his control, of course.
- Voiced by: Kouji Ishii, Brian Jepson
Oscha, is one of the main antagonists of Final Fantasy: Unlimited. One of Earl Tyrant's four Lords of Gaudium, Oscha acts as his personal adviser to Tyrant. Unlike his fellow lords, he is actually an aspect of Chaos. His role is to ensure the well-being of Chaos's avatar, which in this case is Earl Tyrant. After the Earl's defeat, he sets out to groom Ai and Yu into proper replacements.
- Big Bad: Along with Earl Tyrant. Although he's subservient to the Earl, the Earl's well-being is part of his plan.
- The Dragon
- Evil Genius
- Faux Affably Evil: He often adopts an affable demeanor that isn't genuine.
- Humanoid Abomination: He can absorb his arms into his torso, and his body is abnormally flexible.
- Magnificent Bastard
- Malevolent Masked Man: Exactly what he looks like beneath it is never revealed. We do see part of his face when his mask cracks in the final episode, and his skin is heavily decayed.
- Meaningful Name: Oscha = Chaos
- The Man Behind the Man: Acts as this to Earl Tyrant in some ways. Oscha is the aspect of Chaos responsible for nurturing its Earl Tyrant avatar, and he's also the one who does most of the planning. After Tyrant's death, he focuses his efforts on the twins.
- White Mask of Doom
- Voiced by: Kana Ueda, Jessica Smolins
Herba is one of the four Lords of Gaudium, Herba usually sits beside Earl Tyrant and act as his personal attendee. An attractive lady that resembles a plant, Herba carries an umbrella with her. Though she acts flighty, Herba tends to mock others and bear grudges. She has a tendency to end the names of people she likes with the word "baby", like "Makenshi-baby".
- Beauty Is Bad: Very, very bad.
- Dragon Their Feet: Survives the destruction of Gaudium with Oscha
- Plant Person
- Voiced by: Daisuke Gori
Fungus, one of the four Lords of Gaudium, Fungus is the first to face Kaze and the Hayakawa twins Yu and Ai Hayakawa.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He cares a great deal for his homeland.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Shows Kaze respect and gratitude as he dies.
- No Sympathy Between Mooks: None of the others cry over his "last" death.
Pist Shaz XI
Pist Shaz XI, commonly referred to as Pist, is one of the central antagonists and, as such, one of the Lords of Guadium. He is confident and intelligent, able to create intricate plans quickly. However, it is usually his certainty in them that causes his plans to backfire and fail.
- Fish People
- Sinister Geometry: That weird "Ocean Puzzle" of his.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He seems to think so.
- Voiced by: Ken Narita
Dolk is one of the antagonists in Final Fantasy: Unlimited After. He would serve the Gaudium in their bid to conquer worlds.
- Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue, Claire Hamilton
Fabula, is a minor character in the anime Final Fantasy: Unlimited. She has only two appearances within the series itself, instead appearing outside almost every episode to give a preview of the next episode. She is always seen within a winged clam shell.
Joe and Mary Hayakawa
Joe and Mary are the parents of Yu and Ai. The couple became famous after they journeyed into Wonderland to conduct experiments, publishing their findings in a world famous book. After they went missing on there second trip, Yu and Ai went searching for them.
- Put on a Bus: In After.
- Replacement Goldfish: Mary miscarried their original children, probably because of their abrupt transfer to Wonderland; they found and adopted Ai and Yu there instead.
Chocobaba and Chocoimo
- Voiced by: Rin Mizuhara, Lainie Frasier
The Chocobo Sisters Chocobaba and Chocoimo are two elderly women who care for chocobos. The pair look nearly identical, and share many personality traits. Both sisters seem reluctant to offer any conclusive information to anyone.
- Catchphrase: "At least that's the rumor!" and "Or something like that!" respectively.
- In close second are "It never ends" and "I don't know." Ai inevitably gets fed up and demands that they stop using those phrases.
- Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka
Madoushi, real name Akai Kiri, is the older brother of Makenshi, he looks similar except for his red clothes and hair. Like Makenshi, he wears a veil over his face because he breathes out Mist.
- Can't Catch Up: To his own little brother, due to Kumo being Unlimited. He has just a little bit of a complex about this.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Easily one of the most popular characters in the series, despite only showing up in one episode of the anime proper.
- Fiery Redhead
- Posthumous Character
- Voiced by: Tomoe Hanba
Aura is Kaze's sister, and fellow Windarian. Though appearing only in Kaze's flashbacks in the series, she played a major role in relation to Makenshi. Until regaining his memory, Kaze seems to believe Makenshi was the one who killed Aura while seeing her through Lisa Pacifist.