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10 Useless JRPG Characters That Only Made Your Party Out of Sympathy

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10 Useless JRPG Characters That Only Made Your Party Out of Sympathy

Hope – Final Fantasy XIII

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JRPG parties have, since time immemorial, been made up of all kinds of heroes that fate has drawn together to save a world from darkness… but there is always that one character we could probably do without. Totally useless, they are an active drag on a players psyche.

Hope is one such. He loses his mother in a futuristic fascist purge, which is a pretty rough card to be dealt in the opening moments of any narrative… but does he have to be such a baby about it?

He proceeds to spend the majority of the first game blaming Snow for his mother’s death and plotting revenge against him. Finally, after getting really worked up over it, Hope confronts Snow and ultimately accepts that it was, you know, the fascist’s fault.

Also, he wields a boomerang, which is a weapon that is super cool in real life, but kind of ridiculous even in a series renowned for ridiculous weaponry

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