We Asked AI Who The Strongest Final Fantasy Character is, And the Answer Might Surprise You

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The Final Fantasy series is one of the most, if not the most, iconic franchises in video game history. There’s a multitude of characters from protagonists, antagonists and even side characters that rank among peoples’ favorites of all time. Not to mention, some of the characters are even considered some of the strongest in all of gaming.

Though, is there one that stands out as the strongest in the entire franchise? Universes differ in most entries, and some would immediately answer Cloud Strife or Sephiroth given their popularity and fandom.

Did you ever stop and ask yourself what ChatGPT, the popular AI chatbot thinks regarding the topic? Does it align? Or does it have an answer that some might not have even considered?

We asked ChatGPT who it thinks is the strongest character in the Final Fantasy series. Here’s what it had to say:

"In the Final Fantasy series, there are several characters who are often considered as exceptionally powerful. However, if I had to lean towards selecting one character as the strongest, it would be Gilgamesh.Gilgamesh is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy series known for his incredible strength, versatility, and his ability to traverse different dimensions. He wields multiple weapons and has the power to summon various forms of himself from alternate realities. His encounters with the player characters often prove to be challenging, showcasing his formidable combat abilities and resilience.Gilgamesh’s popularity and appearances across multiple Final Fantasy titles, including Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy XII, have solidified his reputation as one of the strongest characters in the series."

Strongest Final Fantasy Character of All Time, According to AI

The chatbot does end its prompt by mentioning that the concept of “strength” can vary, so Cloud or Sephiroth fans might be able to convince ChatGPT otherwise.

Or, perhaps the chatbot will change its opinion once Final Fantasy XVI releases this summer. The next entry in the storied franchise releases June 22 as a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5. The story takes place on Valisthea and follows protagonist Clive. Once Clive’s quest concludes, perhaps ChatGPT is convinced there’s a new strongest character in the entire franchise.