Characters I Would Like To See In The Next Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Alright, so maybe “Dissidia 3” is just some far-off possibility right now. I don’t know that a third Dissidia Final Fantasy game has even been discussed, but if it did happen, it would most likely be on the PS4, since Sony has given up on the PS Vita, and that means it could be much better than it’s predecessors, with more options, more playable characters, vast arenas, bigger and more interesting world maps, basically there’s no aspect of Dissidia that couldn’t be further improved upon by moving it to a big console like the Playstation 4. And if there were a new game, I think that Square should definitely take the route they did in Theatrhythm and include characters from every branch of the series. And with that in mind, here are my top picks for characters that should be included in the next Dissidia game!

Genesis

GENESIS RHAPSODOS
from CRISIS CORE: FINAL FANTASY VII
Possible WARRIOR OF COSMOS

Genesis would be a great choice for a variety of reasons. First of all, he’s never been playable, and he’s an extremely powerful force in the Final Fantasy VII universe who could cause a ruckus on either side. At first I thought he might be a Warrior of Chaos, but Genesis believes very strongly in “The Goddess” and is her servant within the universe of his own game, not to mention he considers himself a hero and an adversary to Sephiroth, so I actually foresee he and Sephiroth having a far more climactic clash than Cloud and Sephiroth. He’s got the cool looks, easily some alternate costumes (degraded Genesis, evil-looking Genesis from the end of Dirge of Cerberus, etc.), not to mention he’s a very aerial character who could fly and he’s got that cool flaming rapier to work with. He seems like, thematically, a very good choice, as his obsession with the Goddess Minerva could easily be changed to a fierce loyalty to Cosmos.

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DELITA HEIRAL
from FINAL FANTASY TACTICS
Possible WARRIOR OF CHAOS

Final Fantasy Tactics is easily the most underrated game in the entire series, and Delita has yet to see any love, even though he’s one Final Fantasy’s most compelling characters. I’m not going to include Ramza or Agrias in this list, but it wouldn’t hurt to have one of them fighting for Cosmos and Delita fighting for Chaos. In fact, I suspect Delita would probably begin as a warrior of Cosmos, betray her for Chaos, and them betray Chaos at the last moment for his own good, as it would mirror his storyline in his original game. Delita could wax philosophical and give great speeches about the nature of harmony and chaos, as well his own role, and his refusal to be a puppet to masters he refuses to serve. Delita has a slew of Holy Sword techniques to play off of, giving him great long-range and close range ability. Plus, he’s already got a few outfits stored up.

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CAIUS BALLAD
from FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Definitely a WARRIOR OF CHAOS

If there is a third Dissidia game and Caius isn’t included, I will be severely agitated. Caius is quite literally a Warrior of Chaos. His endless struggle with Lightning in Valhalla perfectly mirrors the endless struggle of Cosmos and Chaos. Not only does Caius use the power of Chaos, as well as hold the heart of the Goddess of Death who lives in a sea of chaos, his name is in fact a transliteration of the word “chaos.” He would easily be a loyal servant to the Goddess of Discord, and of course he and Lightning could have some fierce battles. I definitely think Valhalla would be included as a stage, as well. As a l’Cie, there’s a large pool of abilities to pull from, as well as his ability to summon Chaos Bahamut. He is a shoe-in for the Dissidia universe.

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ZELL DINCHT
from FINAL FANTASY VIII
Possible WARRIOR OF COSMOS

I was always kind of surprised that Zell wasn’t included in the first place, particularly in Dissidia 012. Laguna seems like a strange choice to me even now, as he’s basically the Dissidia universe’s version of Samus Aran, and loading someone down with gadgets, rocket launchers and machine guns would have worked far better with Edgar from Final Fantasy VI. Zell, however, is meant for Dissidia. He’s a brawler, and there are only two of those among the cast so far (Tifa and Prishe). He also has a huge variety of moves available to pull from with his limit break, Duel. Zell can punch fissures into the ground, shoot energy balls at opponents, as well as battle them up close and personal. Besides, an upbeat character like Zell is sure to spice up the mood that the typically dreary Final Fantasy heroes bring to the series. Also, we’ve got at least three outfits already: his battle attire, his school uniform, and his SeeD uniform. Also can he have a shirtless costume? No reason other than that I’ve always had a crush on him.

Vivi

VIVI ORNITIER
from FINAL FANTASY IX
Possible WARRIOR OF COSMOS

Vivi is another character that I’m surprised hasn’t been added to the roster yet, as he is the series’ most recognizable Black Mage. As such, I could see him beginning as a Warrior of Chaos, perhaps being manipulated by Kuja, but ultimately siding with Cosmos. Vivi has a host of black magic attacks that have never been used in the series like Doomsday or Meteor. His fascination with life and death would play well with the dynamic of the tone of endless struggle in Dissidia. Also his friendship with Zidane was one of the most endearing things about Final Fantasy IX, so he could bring that to the table as well. Also we know that his EX Mode would be Trance, and his abilities would all become more powerful with Double Black Magic.

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PAINE
from FINAL FANTASY X-2
Possible WARRIOR OF CHAOS

Let’s face it: any of the good guys who work for Chaos ultimately come over to Cosmos in the end. That still doesn’t mean they can’t begin on the wrong side though. I’m not including Rikku on this list, but she is a good candidate, with all of her Alchemy skills, and if YRP were all in one game, well that would just be pretty awesome. Pain could also have the ability to Spherechange between Warrior, Dark Knight, Gunner, etc. Her EX Mode would be her Special Dressphere. Besides, the spinoff games need some more representation, and she’s a perfect character to represent X-2. I like Shuyin and all but since he’s just a Tidus copy he wouldn’t really work, and Lenne, well… singing has never been an effective method of combat.

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OERBA YUN FANG
from FINAL FANTASY XIII
Possible WARRIOR OF CHAOS

Fang started out as a bad guy in Final Fantasy XIII, or at least she seemed to be, so I could easily see her cocky attitude and extreme muscle playing out well on the side of Chaos. Between her Highwind ability, her love of fighting, and her transformable staff, she’s a natural born fighter who would do well in a realm of endless war. If Vanille weren’t included in the game, I imagine she would form a close bond with someone she loves and wants to protect, like Terra or Ultimecia. Definitely a girl, at least.

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NOCTIS LUCIS CAELUM
from FINAL FANTASY XV
Possible WARRIOR OF COSMOS

As a servant of the Goddess Etro, as well as the only real representative we have for Final Fantasy XV so far, Noctis just makes perfect sense. Also, I know nothing about him so I can’t really say what his role would be or what his abilities would be like, but we know he can wrap around, and that he uses a gunblade, so he’ll fit right in in Dissidia. Also he’s got those cool light sword things that he didn’t in any way steal from Vergil of Devil May Cry. Nu-uh. (Side note: am I the only one who thinks that Noctis looks like Tetsuya Nomura? Surely I can’t be the only one who sees it.)

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VAYNE SOLIDOR
from FINAL FANTASY XII
Possible WARRIOR OF CHAOS

Seriously why wasn’t Vayne even included in the FIRST Dissidia? I love Gabranth but his play style sucks, I mean come on, you can ONLY deal HP damage when in X Mode. That shit gets old FAST. And besides, we could always use more fist fighters. I’m thinking Venat could follow him around the way Ansem’s Heartless does in the final battle of the first Kingdom Hearts game. Vayne, with his endless plotting and betrayal, is a perfect fit for the warrior of Chaos. I can already see him overthrowing the Emperor, or trying to wrestle power out of the hands of Chaos himself. And he’s got Quickenings too, as well as a cool metal dragon form for his EX Mode. And we can never have enough British accents and witty dialogue.

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AGNES OBLIGE
from BRAVELY DEFAULT
Possible WARRIOR OF COSMOS

Though Ringabel would make a good character to throw into the fray as well, Agnes was essentially the main character of Bravely Default, in the same way Yuna was really the main character of Final Fantasy X. Agnes’ story of being manipulated and lied to could play well with the Dissidia dynamic, as the gods are pretty sketchy when it comes to keeping their warriors informed of what’s really going on. She could also use a lot of White Magic abilities, and no character has really brought White Magic to the table as a viable combat style. She also has about a million outfits and jobs that she could change into during battle, and we already know her alternate costume would probably be the Bravo Bikini. Then again, if I had included Ringaebl, we might get to see him in his Wakoku Warrior outfit… now I’m rethinking this decision… no! Dissidia definitely needs more girls, it’s a sausage-fest as it is.

and finally…

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COSMOS
from DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY
I’m gonna say definitely a WARRIOR OF COSMOS

It was very surprising to me that she wasn’t included as a playable character from the beginning, particularly in Dissidia 012. I know, I know, she has to conserve her powers and all that because she’s losing the war, but still, since Dissidia 012 seemed to hint that she was still alive and kicking, it only makes sense to have her jump into the fray. There’s pretty much no end to the kind of white magic or light attacks she might use. We’ve played as Chaos (well, I haven’t because I’ve never beaten the extra Scenario), now it’s time to play as Cosmos.

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