Why do you think Final Fantasy 1 characters failed to be iconic

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Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield were replaced as protagonist in many Resident evil sequels yet people still know them.

Frank West is not the protagonists of the sequels of Dead Rising and fans of the game still knows who he is.

There are so many Game protagonists who were replaced on sequels but managed to be iconic.

For sure Warrior,Monk, White Mage, Thief, Red Mage and White Mage are kind of Empty Vessel protagonists you can rename but there are other replaced protagonists who managed to stay relevant even if they are not used again.
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This game is actually popular during it's prime. We won't have a Final Fantasy 2 without this one. In a game where the protagonists are replaced on every sequel the characters of the first game failed to immortalized because this game didn't age well.

I remember this game having a rivalry with another RPG titled Dragon Warrior. This game is actually fun and it is a piece of history everyone should try.

The Warriors of Light not having formal names really worked against them. This is a game you should enjoy for the game play and not the story. You may say Warrior of Light, Black Mage, White Mage and the rest of the gang don't have much character development but this is one of the first few games to have a story.
 

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The characters in Final Fantasy 1 had names though-and so the Fighter's name was Zest and he had short red hair, also the Thief's name is Sauber and he had long golden hair. The Black Mage's name was Daewoo and he was kind of a quiet man. The White Mage's name was Floe and was the only female of the group. The Monk's name is Fritz-but does not appear in the game-and the Red Mage's name is Puffy, and she does not appear in this game as well.
 
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They only have names on that book but they don't have names on the game which worked against them in the long run.
 

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There was never a time that the first game of any series gaming franchise would be 100% perfect. It's just the case with Final Fantasy one, as in my opinion it's just the stepping stone to the subsequent FF games version we have today.

Although looking at the latest Final Fantasy games with its graphics and features, it would seem that FF 1 wasn't iconic as you put it but I think that during its first release, it was truly a masterclass.
 

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I don't really know the answer to this. I suppose it's because of time. I mean, for instance, the early part of the 20th century produced actors like Cary Grant, Peter Sellers, and Jimmy Stewart - but who remembers them? However, though, I don't think that much time has progressed with Final Fantasy. Has it?
 

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There was never a time that the first game of any series gaming franchise would be 100% perfect. It's just the case with Final Fantasy one, as in my opinion it's just the stepping stone to the subsequent FF games version we have today.

Although looking at the latest Final Fantasy games with its graphics and features, it would seem that FF 1 wasn't iconic as you put it but I think that during its first release, it was truly a masterclass.
True that. The game was just kick starting. I think we should cut them some slack. Seriously they were just laying the foundation.
 

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True that. The game was just kick starting. I think we should cut them some slack. Seriously they were just laying the foundation.

I think I read on one comment where someone said that without the Final Fantasy 1, we wouldn't have up to Final Fantasy 15 which we have today and the preparation of FF 16 already in the making. FF 1 literally laid the foundation of all the FF games we play today and all we can do is appreciate it and not condemn it.
 

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I think the graphics plays a big part. At that time the graphics was very new in the market. Yet the SE and other companies took the gamble and made the games. And slowly as 3D entered into market. Things have changed a lot. So I think iconic characters happened as the 3D games came into play.
 
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