I'd say Vayne from FFXII, but then I have a bit of a man-crush on him, so I'm probably biased. I personally don't see the big deal with Auron, he seems like more of a cool guy, an awesome guy, than a stone cold badass, but I guess it's just a matter of opinion.
Hmm, I'll have to go with either Kain, or Dark Knight Cecil.
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I'll vote Lightning. She has a sword/gunblade, attitude, Army of One and when you develop her secondaries, she has Haste, Poison, Bravery and Faith. She also gets Elude. This means you cant hit her, and after she buffs, staggers and Poisons you, you're going down.
Vanille should be considered at least as an honorable mention, like her or not...don't let her kind demeanor fool you; she is a very deadly character.
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