Final Fantasy has been the leading role-playing game since it's beginnings in the late 1980's, but it wasn't until Final Fantasy VII's release on the Sony Playstation 1 that they really made their market on the gaming industry, and the world!
As all great things, Final Fantasy has spawned some incredible characters, with amazing quotes to match, here are some of the best.
-Final Fantasy VII-
CLOUD - "No one lives in the slums because they want to. It's like this train. It can't run anywhere except where its rails take it."
SEPHIROTH - "What I have shown you is reality. What you remember...that is the illusion."
AERIS' LAST WORDS - "Then I'll be going now. I'll come back when it's all over." - oddly poignant!
SEPHIROTH - "You are just a puppet. You have no heart and cannot feel any pain." Is he talking about himself, or someone else....
VINCENT - "The gate of tomorrow is not the light of heaven, but the darkness in the depths of the Earth."
CID, ABOUT CLOUD - "Just when you thought he was smart, he'd go off and do some damned fool thing."
CLOUD - "If this is all a dream, don't wake me up."
TIFA - "Oh! Cloud! Your hair looks like a Chocobo!"
-Final Fantasy VIII-
SQUALL - "...whatever..."
SQUALL, REFERRING TO HIS DREAM OF LAGUNA - "I dreamt I was a moron."
SEIFER - "Listen up! Teamwork means staying out of my way!"
LAGUNA, GIVING A BIG SUGGESTION TO WHY SQUALL THINKS HE'S A MORON! - "I brought the wrong map..."
SEIFER - "Great. I have one chicken wuss and one kid who just entered puberty in my team!"
-Final Fantasy IX-
BEATRIX - "There's no difference between them and me. We're all just blindly following orders. My heart and my will will mean nothing..."
FREYA - "To be forgotten, is worse than death."
FREYA - "We live not to forget our past, but to learn from it!"
BLACK MAGE 123 - "I think the language of music is universal. Don't you agree?"
MARCUS - "No cloud, no squall shall hinder us..."
EIKO - "I don't wanna be alone anymore..."
GARNET/DAGGER - "Someday I will be Queen, but I will always be myself."
QUINA - "I do what I want! You have problem?!"
RED AMARANT - "The only dependable thing about the future is uncertainty."
VIVI - "How do you prove that you exist...? Maybe we don't exist..."
ZIDANE - "You don't need a reason to help people."
EIKO - "The spell is actually much longer, but the eidolon asked me to hurry it up."
MOGUTA - "I'm kupo about Kupo-Nuts!"
CONDE PETIE RESIDENTS - "Rally-ho!"
MOGMATT - "Rally-Kupo!"
-Final Fantasy X-
LULU, IF YOU HAVE HER USE FIRE MAGIC - "Need a light?"
AURON - "Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!"
TIDUS, TO AURON - "Don't break any bones old man!"
AURON - "The red carpet has teeth."
KIMAHRI RONSO - "Pick spot! Shut up! Wait!"
WAKKA - "Those sand-blasted grease monkeys!"
AURON - "Once Lady Yuna fixes her hair, we leave."
RIKKU - "You can cram your happy festival, you big meanie!"
TIDUS - "This is my story..."
-Final Fantasy X-2-
RIKKU - "Y.R.P. in position...it's show time girls!"
YUNA - "Give me a Y!"
RIKKU - "Give me an R!"
PAINE - "Give me a break!"
RIKKU - "Disaterrific!"
RIKKU, WHEN CHANGING INTO A SAMURAI - "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Rikku!"
SHINRA, USUALLY WHEN THE SMART KID ISN'T BEING SO SMART - "I'm just a kid!"
PAINE, WHEN SHE'S PREPARING TO USE FIRE MAGIC - "Smoking's bad for you!"
SHINRA - "Hero. Summoner. Doormat."
YUNA, ANGRILY AND A LITTLE TOO LOUDLY - "Who the heck is Lenne?"
-Final Fantasy XII-
ASHE - "You're sky pirates, aren't you? Then steal me!"
BALTHIER - "Im the leading man, might need to do something heroic"
VAAN, DISTRACTING GUARDS - "Hey, bucketheads!"
BALTHIER - "I'm the leading man, and you know what they say about the leading man? He never dies."
-Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children-
DENZEL - "SON OF A BITCH!!"
TIFA - "Dilly dally, shilly shally!"
YAZOO, TO LOZ - "Don't cry."
VINCENT - "This is my phone...Tell Yuffie she has no right to reach this number..."
VINCENT - "Where can I buy a phone?"
LOZ, INTO HIS PHONE -"I'm not crying."
-Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII-
CISSNEI - "Wings are a sign of freedom, for those who have none."
CLOUD, LAST LINE OF THE GAME - "My name is Cloud. SOLDIER, first class."
ZACK, REFERRING TO ANGEAL'S SWORD - "I'm sorry if your sword got any wear, tear or rust on it."
ZACK - "No way! He just ate my hair!"
ZACK - "Boy, oh boy. The price of freedom is steep."
There are many more quotes, not only in these specific games of the Final Fantasy series, but in all of the others too. Which ones are your favourites?