Loving your favorite Final Fantasy characters is like revealing your zodiac sign: once you tell everyone what it is, people will judge you for who it is and why you like them. All in good fun, of course, but then you start to wonder which characters best represent your sign.
So why not have a little fun exploring this rabbit hole and find out which heroes or villains best match each sign’s traits? Who knows, maybe the stars will align in your favor and you will find your match.
12 Zack Fair (FF7) – Aries
Aries are known for being very bold when it comes to getting what they want, which makes them ambitious. They are also prime for leadership positions because of their enthusiasm and how contagious it can be to those below them. However, they tend to be impulsive and can act quickly without thinking out of anger.
Although Zack Fair wasn’t a SOLDIER leader or anything, he has qualities that would make him a great leader if he had more time to do so. However, it was this impulsiveness that eventually reared its head when he decided to rescue Cloud from Shinra HQ, ultimately taking his life.
11 Sephiroth (FF7) – Taurus
If there’s one thing Taurus is known for, it’s stubbornness and patience. When they have a goal they want to work towards, they will put all their energy into making that goal a reality. Once they make up their minds about something, they stick to it until proven otherwise, and sometimes not even then.
Sephiroth (and Jenova to a lesser extent) waited for the right time to return to Shinra HQ to restart his plan to take over the life stream and absorb it into himself. Nothing will stand in the way of his plan and he will use anything and anyone he can to accomplish it.
10 Basch Von Ronsenburg (FF12) – Twins
Gemini among the stars is based on a pair of Gemini constellations in the northern celestial hemisphere of the planet. For those born in June, it represents the duality of humanity and personality. Members of this sign are known for being both communicative and manipulative in the same sentence. At least in theory.
Basch finds himself in a situation that reveals he too is a twin, and the juxtaposition between the two pairs is unusual. One stands for doing the right thing, while the other demands order under his heel and will betray his entire family to achieve it. This is a tragic story of brothers who could not see eye to eye until it was too late.
9 Yuna (FF10) – Cancer
To know a Cancer is to know someone who cares deeply about those they love. They are also loyal and protective of them, so be careful. On the other side of this coin, Cancers will hold deep grudges against those who hurt them, even if years have passed. Their hearts are sensitive and they remember both the good and the bad.
Yuna only wants to protect Spiro, just like her father ten years ago. Even when Yevon, the church that guides and protects the summoners, turned against her, she continued to strive to sacrifice herself for the greater good. The summoner may be soft-spoken, but she has a will of steel.
8 Squall Leonhart (FF8) – Lion
Leos have a bad reputation for wanting to be the center of attention all the time. In fact, their very presence automatically draws all the attention to themselves with their outgoing personality. Leo will help you with anything from being the life of the party to being the head of a business.
At first glance, Squall doesn’t fit the archetype. He is independent, aloof, he would rather be alone. Nevertheless, he gains a strong team of allies throughout the game as you watch him grow from an anti-social loner into a true leader with a deep sense of loyalty. As he begins to overcome his stubborn streak that lasts part of the game.
7 Fire Science (FF15) – Virgo
Virgos are known to be very detail-oriented and analytical, with a touch of perfectionism. These qualities are also associated with a precise Virgo, who is known for being hardworking and well-treated, a loyal friend, and someone who will go out of her way for you. If you’re worth it.
Ignis is as accurate as it gets. He had been in the service of the prince who became Noctis’s king since childhood, and had become a friend and confidant of the young prince, so much so that he risked his life and lost something dear to him just to protect Noctis. Ignis would do it again in a heartbeat if it meant keeping Noctis safe.
6 Princess Garnet to Alexandros (FF9) – Libra
It is no coincidence that the symbol most associated with the scale is the balance scale. It symbolizes the need for balance in life. Always the go-between or the fairest friend you know, Libras will sometimes sacrifice a bit of their happiness to try to keep the peace if they’re not careful.
Princess Garnet has always had a compassionate heart and when she was raised to rule as a queen, she knew she wanted to extend that compassion to her citizens when she ruled. Due to tragedy, she had to step into this role earlier than she had planned, but after witnessing so much loss around the world, it only strengthened her determination to be the best queen she could be.
5 Ultimecia (FF8) – Scorpion
Scorpios have a reputation for being ruthless, manipulative and generally outspoken. If you don’t understand Scorpio, these traits can leave a negative first impression. However, this intensity is often more passionate than cruel, which is why they are misunderstood.
Unfortunately, Ultimecia became passionate about one thing during her time around: staying alive. The goal of becoming immortal drove her to experiment extensively, until she finally settled on the idea of compressing time into a single point, becoming ruler of the past, present, and future. What greater manipulation than time itself?
4 Balthier (FF12) – Archer
The two most notable traits of a Sagittarius are their love of freedom to travel and discover new things, and their sense of humor. They don’t let life or circumstances hold them back for long and are always looking for their next adventure. That’s a fitting description for a leading man, isn’t it?
Enter Balthier: a former judge turned free-spirited sky pirate who is up for any adventure as long as it ends up being treasure. Balthier does not believe in leaving anyone in harm’s way and will help anyone in need as he wants to restore a sense of justice to the world. He is the hero of his own story and arguably the true hero of Final Fantasy 12.
3 Lightning (FF13) – Capricorn
The Capricorn sign is usually known for being disciplined, in control, and practical in most situations. They are the ones who know how to keep a cool head when times get tough, making them a prime choice for leadership in a crisis. However, if they are not careful, this logical thinking could come off as more pessimistic instead of realistic.
Lightning, at the beginning of the trilogy, is a soldier of great skill matched with an aloof personality who refuses to allow herself to open up and become vulnerable to anyone else. Well, who else but her sister Serah, until the events of the game. Over time, he opens up and learns to let people in and that not everything can be solved with a cold calculation.
2 Terra Branford (FF6) – Aquarius
An Aquarius never conforms to what others want and will tell you that right to your face. They are known for walking their own path and not judging other people’s paths. People of this sign also tend towards humanitarian causes and contribute their part to making the world somehow better.
Terra Branford refused to become the weapon she was destined to become. Freed from her programming, she joined a resistance group to free the world from the clutches of the Gestahlian Empire. Her desire to right the wrongs she committed while under the Empire’s control shows her Aquarian qualities.
1 G’raha Tia (FF14) – Pisces
Depending on your perspective, Pisces can be the emotional core of the group with an empathetic heart, dreamers with extraordinary imaginations, and maybe even a bit of a procrastinator if they’re stuck in their own heads. Once you gain their trust, you will have a friend for life.
This friend for life is exactly what the Warrior of Light found in G’raha Tia. What began as a simple exploration of a mysterious crystal tower turned into a bond over adventure, loss, and admiration. He wears his heart on his sleeve as a member of the Scions, making him the heart of the group.
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