Top 15 Most Fascinating Final Bosses


Hardcore gamers have compiled a list of the games whose final bosses they find the “most fascinating”, the most popular franchises unsurprisingly dominating the ranking as the more unique yet obscure bosses are strangely nowhere to be found.

The ranking, boasting 10,000 votes:

1. Bowser (Super Mario Brothers)


2. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)


3. Zoma (Dragon Quest)


4. Dhaos (Tales of Phantasia)


5. Dragonlord (Dragon Quest)


6. Red (Pokemon)


7. Cynthia/Shirona (Pokemon)


8. King Dedede (Kirby)


9. Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)


10. Big Boss (Metal Gear Solid)


11. Gilgamesh (Fate/stay night)

12. Green (Pokemon)

13. Ganon (Legend of Zelda)

14. Flandre Scarlet (Touhou Project)

15. Duke Pantarei (Tales of Vesperia)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)



    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How the Fuck is Kefka not at the top of this god damned list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 11/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sephiroth wanted to use the planet as his ship to sail around the galaxy, consuming the lifestream to power his journey..thats fucking badaass

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    Comment by Kudeh
    07:27 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Because he's only fascinating when you're 8.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually you're thinking of Sephiroth's appeal to adolescents. Because once you look past his chiseled features, long sword & incredibly emo fashion......he's an incredibly weak minded & just plane boring villain. Kefka has actually DONE evil things to earn his spot as MOST LETHAL FF villain....I mean how many FF villains have beaten & scattered heroes, changed the FACE OF A PLANET & CONQUERED IT, & in general actually ACCOMPLISHED what they set out to do? I'll give you a's a VERY short list of FF Villains & Kefka is at the top. NOTHING that seph did can hold a candle to Kefka's abominations.

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    Comment by Kudeh
    22:16 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (-0.2)


    As you can see, people who think Kefka is great are 8-year-olds. lol.

    Kefka is a generic evil clown. Who gives a fuck what he did? Only 8-year-olds; lol, it's like saying "my dad could beat your dad in a fight", when your dad is a homeless alcoholic. He's a very one-dimensional character with a simple personality, a simple plan and simple motives, and that makes him a boring villain.

    And btw, quite a few FF villains have done what you said, and all of them had more personality than Kefka. Even Cloud of Darkness lol.

    Comment by Anonymous

    better than being 5 to get fascinated with sephiroth

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    Comment by John Hayabusa
    08:12 01/11/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    No Steven Armstrong? Do you even NANOMACHINES, SON?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    same here , armstrong was damn rad and the boss theme..fucking awesome.

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    Comment by Siveria
    10:26 01/11/2015 # ! Good (+0.3)

    #2.. REALLY? the guy is a obsessive compulsive momma's boy, hes pathetic, kinda like the ff7 fanbase to be honest.

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    Comment by Riiku
    03:03 02/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, really. Evil yaoi bishounens all the way.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Kudeh
    22:23 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    They'll never get over it.

    It's been almost 20 years and they're still butthurt about FF switching to Sony and becoming popular with the mainstream.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Switch Sephiroth with Kefka and you got yourself a much better list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... comparing Sephiroth to a mamma's boy is like saying Zeus hurling Hephaestus off mount Olympus was like a spanking.

    Kefka vs Sephiroth is a difficult one though, because Kefka was batshit crazy, and endearingly so because it's a very easy mental jump to have a batshit crazy jester progress to batshit crazy powermonger in the right circumstances, which they did.

    Sephiroth was a more menacing villain in the sense of how he got into the heads of the protagonists and had enough mystery to his growth as a presence to be the reason he stuck in everyone's minds, so I put them relatively equal on a different playing field.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    kefka dont waste time playing with people's emotion. he straight up obliterate them while dancing mad

    Comment by Anonymous

    Kefka for president!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    He's already running, he just has a different tupee and calls himself Trump.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:16 03/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Emo Sephiroth over insanity itself Kefka? smh

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's just a meaningless vote poll. You lot take these things way to seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's a popularity contest, much like most of these crappy lists.

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    Comment by Dokuro-chan
    11:41 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Flandre Scarlet would get my vote.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But Flan isn't even the final boss...

    Final =/= Extra

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would hardly call them fascinating.

    The fact that I have not masturbated to a single one of them is telling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    you dont masturbate to kefka? blasphemy!

    though i'll give you a pat on the back for not masturbating to sephy-chan

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    My god this is an atrocious list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree.
    I don't know most of the bosses on that list, but of those I know, I believe only Red deserves to be there.

    There are plenty of Zelda bosses more fascinating than Ganon, and Psycho Mantis was leagues ahead of Big Boss.

    Bowser is plain boring, and Green and Cynthia are just Champions whom you never get to challenge until your team's been weakened by the rest of the Elite 4. Nothing fascinating, really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 06/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course, you didn't read that it said FINAL boss instead of mid level boss. Yes, Psycho Mantis IS fascinating and I know many a person who would love to have a spinoff about him alone, but he wasn't the final boss.

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    Comment by foeevaddr
    05:29 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    wrong picture for Red

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So VERY wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:34 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess hardcore gamers didn't met jon irenicus from BG2, i'm getting old

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 25/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's cause this is a japanese list. Obviously most of em have never played western classics like bg2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Luca Blight - Genso Suikoden II

    You need 3 party @6 each (totals 18 people)
    You need an ambush of Archers
    You need to duel him 1 on 1

    DIE PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 02/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cynthia definitely is interesting!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Harcore gamers" compiling a list of final bosses w/o Tyrant Overlord Baal. I lol'd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always found it fascinating how Wheskar is gay for Tyrant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone got kefka's and sephiroth's position changed

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kefka over sephiroth especially considering ol Seph's ENTIRE PURPOSE is based on a lie he fed himself....such a weak, easilly dupped mind trapped inside an admittedly impressive body. Kefka laps Seph with his inhumane atrocities as well....what's more impressive; burning down a small town & killing a CEO.....or conquering the World? Kefka 1.....sephiroth 0!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont forget that kefka practically burned the whole world

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 02/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    i like how all the bosses are either based on nintendo or final Fantasy characters,its not like There are other games after all

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 08/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look at all the insecure fuckboys still whining about Sephiroth two decades later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 24/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    An actually interesting final boss would be The Transcendent One from Torment 1.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 16/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So everyone in the comments are arguing about the positions of Kefka and Sephiroth... Meanwhile, I completely fail to see what's even vaugely fascinating about Bowser.

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    Comment by YotaruVegeta
    23:04 05/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Big Boss is the final boss of Meta Gear, not MGS. #nerd

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    Comment by Rya
    05:08 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why you shouldn't just let anybody vote.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 01/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, this is why voting is stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 03/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cynthia is hardly fascinating but I do remember her as one of the hardest Pokemon matches in my life. Aside from Black/White 2's Champions Tournament.

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    Comment by jr240483
    18:50 03/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    OF course shirona is interesting considering she was the first female champion in the entire franchise. and probably the most overused female character other than the main for those 18+ fanart doujins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 05/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Helba from Netslum in .hack// you forgot about her.

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    Comment by jr240483
    18:56 03/11/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not surprised Shirona is on this list as well as sephiroth and big boss. but red and green???? definitely a majority of the voters are gamers from generation 1 and 2 if their willing to include those two that shouldnt even sniff this list.


    we definitely know he's a badass and all that,but he's from an ero visual novel, not an actual game and those none ero games for the vita shouldnt count.

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