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Dissidia's Missing Characters: Spinoffs

Dissidia's Missing Characters: Spinoffs

Written by Darryl — 16 Nov 2008

While probably not as potent as last week's list, there are still some big hitters that have appeared in Final Fantasy Spinoffs who many may feel they would like to see in Dissidia: Final Fantasy.

Unlike last week though, this list will only contain 5 characters, as well, there just haven't been as many original characters in spinoffs as there have been in the main Final Fantasy series.

As these characters don't appear in the main iterations of the Final Fantasy franchise, their inclusion would definitely have to be as bonus material, as they wouldn't be able to replace anyone from the other games.

5. Ashley Riot (Vagrant Story)

Firstly, we realise that Vagrant Story doesn't have the words Final Fantasy in its title, but it is technically part of the world of Ivalice and is tied in with both Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics, so that's our justification.

For anyone who played Vagrant Story, Ashley was a great main character and as he was the only real protagonist, it was easy to grow attached to him. Plus, could you imagine his EX-Mode if he was able to use the same kind of combat system as first shown in Vagrant Story?

4. Weiss The Immaculate (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)

Weiss the Immaculate was a difficult antagonist, but that's another story. The reason that we'd like to see him included is because he was the best of the best. Having beat both Rosso the Crimson and Azul the Cerulean both at the same time, it clearly shows he has some fighting skills up his sleeve.

Not only that, but he is also a wielder of twin Gunblade Katanas, so it would have been cool to seem him in battle and to be able to use such awesome weapons.

3. Ramza Beoulve (Final Fantasy Tactics)

Ramza Beoulve is the main character in Final Fantasy Tactics, and it would be fitting if such a stellar game had a representative in Dissidia: Final Fantasy. We decided to chose Ramza over Marche because Tactics started it all and there was only room for one.

Ramza's skills as a Squire would surely come in useful in Dissidia as he could have enhanced mobility and weapon upgrading would make things very interesting from a collectable perspective.

2. Paine (Final Fantasy X-2)

While many have complained that Final Fantasy X-2 was far too girly, Paine was a farcry from this as she not only wielded a massive sword, but she could also use it with extreme competance.

Combined with her combat skills, Paine is also very cold hearted and quick witted, which would have made her an interesting foil for the storyline. This is one character who would have been absolutely perfect for Dissidia.

1. Genesis Rhapsodos (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII)

Although he was originally unveiled in Dirge of Cerberus, Genesis Rhapsodos really came to the forefront of people's thoughts during 2007 when Crisis Core hit our PSPs.

He quickly became a hit with fans and his combat skills would definitely be an addition to Dissidia. He'd also get the chance to finish off his dual with Sephiroth, and maybe it wouldn't end the same way this time around?


Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.