Debut title: Final Fantasy IX
Year released: 2000
In search of his real home for much of Final Fantasy IX, Zidane Tribal was an enthusiastic addition the Final Fantasy family and still remains today as one of the most likeable characters in series history. A thief by nature, Zidane was a vibrant, flirtatious kid full of boundless energy for his party members to gravitate towards. When Zidane reveals himself to be alive at the end of the game—after we had thought him to be killed by the collapse of the Iifa Tree—you couldn't help but give a sigh of relief that our hero had managed to escape his brush with death. Good guys like him should never have to go.