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Top 6 Saddest Moments In Final Fantasy

Top 6 Saddest Moments In Final Fantasy

Written by Lauren — 09 Mar 2016

There are many moments that make us upset in the Final Fantasy series. The games' ability to make you feel for the characters and the world they inhibit is both legendary and in some ways notorious.

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With director Hajime Tabata promising a real tear jerker with Final Fantasy XV, we're presenting to you, in no particular order, some of the saddest moments in the Final Fantasy series. Grab those tissues, it's going to get emotional!

Be careful though! There are spoilers ahead!

Laguna Remembers Raine

The ending of Final Fantasy VIII is quite confusing when you take into account fan theories like Squall's being dead and Rinoa is Ultimecia. However, there's one thing that's for sure. One of the game's most beloved couples, Raine and Laguna, are far too cute and because of this, it's really hard to accept that she's dead. There's a small scene in FFVIII's ending where a young Laguna can be seen proposing to Raine which is ridiculously adorable. Then right after, there's a scene with Laguna visiting her grave and with the music swelling in the background, it's just too difficult to not get through the ending without tearing up.

Vivi's Letter

Last letters are never nice and Vivi's is no different. It's revealed during the game that black mages only live for a very short period of time and unfortunately this meant that by the time the epilogue takes place, Vivi is already gone. His letter to his friends is gut wrenching and is read over small scenes featuring the main cast. Overall it's a very bittersweet moment as Vivi leaves the world feeling accomplished, but I challenge anyone to get through it without shedding a tear.

Tidus Disappears

The ending of Final Fantasy X is really tough to take. Tidus is one of the only Final Fantasy protagonists in the main series to actually "die" at the end of the game. Granted he comes back in the sequel, but when the first game was out, Tidus was seen as dead by the end of the game and boy did it hurt. Not only do you see Tidus disappear but you also see Yuna breakdown, a rarity for such a strong willed character. The music as well makes this a perfect storm of tears for all those who witness it.

Aerith's Death

The death of Aerith is one of the most emotional/memorable scenes in the series. Many people still grieve Aerith's death to the point where some even insist that she didn't die by Sephiroth's hand, but was accidentally drowned by Cloud. Either way, Aerith's death shocked many and still remains as one of the biggest moments in video game history. It's okay if you shed a tear for Aerith. We're all here for you.

Zack Dies

You spend most of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII enjoying the story of Zack, a SOLDIER, who dreams of nothing more than being a hero. His trials and tribulations in the game all lead up to one moment where Zack finally succumbs to death. Even the gameplay simulates his dying showing flashes of his memories. Then the final scene of Crisis Core you're made to watch a terribly sad scene featuring Zack handing off his signature buster sword to Cloud leading to the events of Final Fantasy VII. Even though you know full well that Zack's death is coming, it still hits you like a ton of bricks.

Class Zero Dies

Final Fantasy Type-0 sees a TON of shocking deaths throughout and the fact that the characters never remember those who have died makes it hard to grieve a bit. However at the end of the game, Class Zero finally ends the cycle that keeps the living from remembering the dead and you're treated to a scene of the 2 remaining Class Zero members, Machina and Rem, grieving over their friends' deaths. It's a really tough scene to watch. Even the scene before it where the characters discuss their now unobtainable dreams is enough to set you off.

Those are our top 6 saddest moments within Final Fantasy series. Let us know what you think are the saddest moments within the Final Fantasy series!


Lauren is a self-confessed Squall addict and will fight to the death whenever questioned. You can often find her scouring retailers for her next casual cosplay features! Feel free to follow her on Twitter.





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