Any black characters?

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I must confess I'm not the die hard fan of video games, leave alone Final Fantasy. I'm just wondering do Final Fantasy have black characters anywhere? Well, most video games I've seen people play don't have them. I think there should be a balance in all races since these games are played world wide.
 

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Most Final Fantasy characters are racially ambigious characters with both Caucasian and Asian features. They are designed to look mixed race to appeal for both Asians and the west.

Final Fantasy do have Black characters through out it's history. I will only list down the playable ones.

Barret from Final Fantasy 7 is a playable character. He is also one of the favorites. You can customize him as the leader instead of Cloud if you like.

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At Final Fantasy 8, There is Kiros. He is playable once you got to Laguna's arc because he is Laguna's partner.
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Final Fantasy 12 have Fran. She is a Black woman with rabbit ears.
She is an archer and she can also cast spells. She is a playable character who is relevant to the story.


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Sazh is one of the major characters in Final Fantasy 13.He is also the oldest playable character since most playable characters are teenagers to early 20's. if you love gun slinging characters you will love him.
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Also, do not forget about Leo Cristophe in Final Fantasy 6- he was the highest ranking officer in the oppressive empire-but I think he played a bad guy. Although Leo was a fair and noble type of guy-but he has a lot of features of a black man as well ?
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I don't agree with SJW influence in the gaming or movies. I think people should stop expecting races to make into the games and the movies. I mean this is really turn off for the people who are not racist and are forced characters of certain race on them. It's really sad that people are forcing race to be included in the games.
 

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I don't agree with SJW influence in the gaming or movies. I think people should stop expecting races to make into the games and the movies. I mean this is really turn off for the people who are not racist and are forced characters of certain race on them. It's really sad that people are forcing race to be included in the games.
So you want nothing but white characters?

Final Fantasy characters are not even white as they have strong Japanese features covered by the blue eyes and blond hair.They use Japanese motion capture models as base of the characters then give them blue eyes.

Tidus looks like an Okinawan who got blond hair because of too much sun exposure.
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I think a game is not appealing if it has only a single race. It should have a mix to rule out issues to do with racial descrimination.
 

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So you want nothing but white characters?

Final Fantasy characters are not even white as they have strong Japanese features covered by the blue eyes and blond hair.They use Japanese motion capture models as base of the characters then give them blue eyes.

Tidus looks like an Okinawan who got blond hair because of too much sun exposure.
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No I never said, what skin color I want in characters.

What I meant is people should not dictate game studios and movie companies to please the minority. They should write stories naturally. That's why Blade is more natural than forceful black panther character. You get what I am saying?
 

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This stuff gets tough. I mean, I'm all for movies etc. reflecting the population depicted (That's an reasonable compromise.). For instance, since the USA is in many places black and white, I think black and white is a good USA representation. However, though, FF is universal.
 

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This stuff gets tough. I mean, I'm all for movies etc. reflecting the population depicted (That's an reasonable compromise.). For instance, since the USA is in many places black and white, I think black and white is a good USA representation. However, though, FF is universal.
Yes pretty much and instead of seeing things from majority and minority angle. People have to see things in more natural ways. That's how things should be. Making things changed to please the minority sounds like forceful propaganda.
 

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Yes pretty much and instead of seeing things from majority and minority angle. People have to see things in more natural ways. That's how things should be. Making things changed to please the minority sounds like forceful propaganda.

This subject is a bit complex. I mean, the diversity I saw on The Hunger Games seemed natural, but not Star Wars (the newer ones). Anyway, looking at this deeper, I think many cultures have a majority and a minority. But if things are portrayed as being mixed equally like 50 to 50, then it seems unnatural (something not done on The Hunger Games)..
 
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This has gotten so much deeper than i thought it would. On a lighter note, Luca was a black character. Luca first appeared in Final Fantasy IV. She's the aristocrat of the dwarves in an underworld kingdom and the child to king Giot. She appears several years later with a drastic change in appearance.
 

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There are always racists complaining about seeing anyone different. In that case, complaints about diversity have be taken with a grain of salt. Anyway, there is also the fact that this Un-PC obsession is often hiding some chip on the shoulder. Has anyone noticed that? I mean, did black kids beat someone up - or what? :D
 
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I think a game is not appealing if it has only a single race. It should have a mix to rule out issues to do with racial descrimination.

I believe it will be wrong for us to take this too far in the sense that the developers of the games that we play always try to makes things more balanced as regards the race of characters and that is the reason why when will play some of the characters of final fantasy, you will notice that some are blacks in colour while some are having the skin of Asian people.

So, in my opinion, I don't think that the developers of final fantasy did it with interest to displaying the characters with one colour or race since we have black characters in the game as well.
 

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Regardless of their Skin color, All Final Fantasy characters are aliens. Non of them lives on Earth. Also not all of them lives on the same universe. We never really had an earthling Final Fantasy character.
 

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In as much as the characters in Final Fantasy games appear to have some kind of mixed skin color, I still do believe that majority of the characters in the game are more of Asian origin and nature than other part of the world. Is that a hit or a miss on the part of Square Enix?
 
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The one I remember most is Sazh. The game caught me by surprise when I thought he shot his head with his gun because he lost hope. I was relieved to know that he didn't shot himself. One of the most memorable scenes in FFXIII-1 for me. :D
 

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This subject is a bit complex. I mean, the diversity I saw on The Hunger Games seemed natural, but not Star Wars (the newer ones). Anyway, looking at this deeper, I think many cultures have a majority and a minority. But if things are portrayed as being mixed equally like 50 to 50, then it seems unnatural (something not done on The Hunger Games)..
Diversity for the sake of appeasement to minority never seems natural. That's why blade is more realistic than black panther. And there is a cult for blade movies and mangas and anime too. But the thing is that these days in the name of diversity people are forgetting the natural flow and quality of jobs, movies, acting, etc.
 

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The one I remember most is Sazh. The game caught me by surprise when I thought he shot his head with his gun because he lost hope. I was relieved to know that he didn't shot himself. One of the most memorable scenes in FFXIII-1 for me. :D

Sazh definitely didn't shot himself although he led most people to think that he did. It was such a funny event.

 

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Diversity for the sake of appeasement to minority never seems natural. That's why blade is more realistic than black panther. And there is a cult for blade movies and mangas and anime too. But the thing is that these days in the name of diversity people are forgetting the natural flow and quality of jobs, movies, acting, etc.

Well, not trying to be Mr. teary eyed over-sensitive, but it's quite sad the world has gotten like this. I mean, certainly it was the gaming world that was a launching pad for a lot of this despicable politics, to be frank (Gamergate, for instance). Politics that isn't just about being different (which is still sort of bad), but also a cover for some test of seeing who is the better/worse race.
 
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Sazh definitely didn't shot himself although he led most people to think that he did. It was such a funny event.


If one is quick to conclude, such person would believe that Sazh shot himself in that scene but it wasn't what transpired. He is such a funny guy, I love the his hair style.
 
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