FF 35th

22 years ago, Final Fantasy IX's most underrated hero changed the series forever

“To be forgotten is worse than death.”

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Square Enix / Yoshitaka Amano
Final Fantasy IX has some of the series’ best characters.

It’s packed with memorable character arcs, most notably Vivi and Zidane’s struggles to understand and accept their own identities.

Square Enix

Square Enix

Of all the characters trying to make sense of their place in the world, the one fighting the hardest to be remembered has largely been forgotten by fans, ironically mirroring her story in FFIX.