Squall's Dead - a theory of what really happens in Final Fantasy VIII
Before Rinoa met Squall she knew Seifer and she thought she was in love. So in that sense, her relationship with him was purely business. and then Rinoa interrupts him. There are also several hints that suggest Seifer and Rinoa were a couple before Squall met her. What do u guys. Rinoa wouldn't wait until marriage, but she would wait for love i think. Lenores Sanity We see Seifer as pushy, yes. But for all we know.
For her part, Quistis never shows any indication of being aware of their existence. Quistis initially joins Squall to prepare him for his upcoming field exam. She later takes Squall into her confidence and tells him personally about her demotion. This furthers the player's perception of Squall's awkwardness and anti-social tendencies. When Irvine refreshes the main characters' memories about the orphanage, they remember that Squall's asocial behavior began when Ellone, an older sister figure to Squall, left the orphanage unexpectedly.
As a result of these revelations, Quistis recognizes that her feelings for Squall are more sisterly than romantic. Quistis was originally supposed to fill this part, but Nomura decided a long skirt worn over pants would look better.
The role was eventually passed to Selphie. Nomura was surprised when the writers cast her as a teacher, despite being around the same age as the rest of the group. Selphie Tilmitt[ edit ] "Selphie" redirects here. For the Indonesian designer, see Selphie Bong. She is active and energetic, although slightly clumsy. She wields nunchaku in battle,  and her Limit Break Slot allows the player to cast a random spell numerous times as well as certain magic used exclusively in her limit break.
She asks Squall to show her around because she recently transferred. During the Dollet exam, Selphie joins Squall's team after Seifer abandons them. When Galbadia launches missiles at Trabia Garden, she reacts with outrage and helps destroy the missile base. Selphie was the second character that Nomura drew, after Squall, intentionally giving her an impractical hairstyle.
When he first designed Selphie, Nomura drew her in overalls; however, he realized that none of the characters would be wearing a skirt.
In the end, he gave Selphie a mini-skirt and let Quistis have pants. Seventeen years old,  Zell is a martial artist who fits the role of unarmed character, just like Tifa Lockhart did in the previous game, Final Fantasy VII. Zell attacks with punches and kicks, his weapons being gloves,  and his Limit Break, Duel, requires the player to input button combinations on the controller to deal damage. Zell lived at the same orphanage as many of the other protagonists; this is where Seifer first began to bully him.
He was later adopted by the Dincht family in the town of Balamb. He is voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama in Japanese. He is one of the Garden's elite sharpshooters,  always carrying his rifle. Moments before the assassination attempt, he explains to Squall that he always chokes under pressure. In spite of his nerves and under intense pressure, he fires an accurate shot, but Edea uses magic to stop the bullet.
However, the others could not remember this because of their use of Guardian Forces GFmagical beings who cause severe long-term memory loss as a side effect.
He gave Irvine a handsome appearance, but a casual personality, hoping that this would make him less attractive than Squall. Keeping with this idea, Nomura gave him goggles; however, this idea was abandoned in favor of an American cowboy-like appearance to set him apart from other goggle-wearing characters in the Final Fantasy series.
His weapons' name is given as "katal" in the English localization of the game. Following the failed mission in Centra, Kiros is separated from Laguna and Ward.
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He heals quickly and decides to leave the Galbadian army, but soon finds that life without Laguna lacks excitement. His subsequent search for Laguna brings him to Winhill after nearly a year. Like Ward, Kiros' interactions with Laguna are based on the staff's interactions during development. An imposing man, he wields a large harpoon in battle; in his Limit Break, Massive Anchor, he uses it to crush his opponents from above.
Squall and Seifer sparring. Even though Seifer had great potential to become a SeeD, his behavior made him fail the exams, and he was labeled a "problem child". Seifer's "romantic dream" is to become a sorceress' knight and he has borrowed books from the Balamb Garden library related to the subject.
When he was seventeen, Seifer dated Rinoa Heartillya girl working in a resistance group to free the occupied nation of Timber. By the age of eighteen, Seifer is in instructor Quistis Trepe 's class, but has little respect for his young teacher, and openly defies her.
He strikes at Squall's face, giving him a bloody scar. As Seifer lets his guard down, Squall retaliates, leaving a mirrored scar on Seifer's face.
Seifer begrudges having Squall and Zell in his team and declares that the Squad B rule is to follow his command. Unlike the others Seifer does not wear the the cadet uniform for the mission, and during the boat trip to Dollet acts indifferent and bored when Xu explains their objective, dissatisfied his squad was not given a more important task than securing the central square.
Seifer and his squad arrive. Upon arriving to Dollet Seifer leads his squad to their post on the central square, and upon clearing it of enemy soldiers becomes frustrated with the following idleness. They spy the Galbadians heading to the mountains toward a radio tower, and, acting on impulse, decides to abandon their assigned position, with Squall and Zell following behind.
Seifer goes on ahead leaving Squall and Zell behind when Selphie Tilmitt catches up with the them, bearing a message to the squad leader. Seifer single-handedly clears the radio tower of soldiers before taking the elevator to the top, where the squad finds Biggs and Wedge activating the tower.
Selphie delivers the withdrawal order to Seifer, announcing they only have 30 minutes until the boats will leave. Seifer is furious they are ordered to withdraw when there are still enemy forces around, but is unwilling to be left behind.
He again abandons his team to make his way back to the beach on his own, leaving Squall, Zell and Selphie to fight the X-ATM sent to pursue them. Everyone makes it back to the beach to withdraw in time, and upon arriving in Balamb Harbor Seifer complains about his squad members' incompetence to Fujin and Raijin who had arrived to greet him.
The exam results are announced, but because of Seifer's disobedience during the engagement he fails and grudgingly applauds Squall, Zell and Selphie, all of whom pass. Seifer takes the President Vinzer Deling hostage. While Seifer is sent to be disciplined for his actions Squall, Zell and Selphie are assigned their first SeeD mission: Rinoa, whom Seifer had introduced to SeeD to hire them, is a member of said faction.
Having heard of this mission, Seifer breaks out of the discipline room injuring many in the process, and embarks to assist the Forest Owls by holding the President of Galbadia hostage during a broadcast from the Timber TV Station. Backed into a corner and watched on by Squall, Zell, Selphie and Quistis—Seifer's former teacher who had been sent to retrieve him—Seifer is saved by Sorceress Edea. Appealing to Seifer's darker side, she convinces him to follow her. Seifer is announced executed by the Galbadian government and Rinoa reveals her past with Seifer to Squall and his party.
Seifer is believed dead until he shows up in Deling Citystanding at Edea's side having become her sorceress' knight. Squall, with their new ally, Galbadia Garden sniper Irvine Kinneashad been assigned to assassinate the sorceress during her welcoming parade.Final Fantasy VIII walkthrough - Part 28: Fisherman's Horizon (Squall and Rinoa's date)
Despite having been saddened by the news of his death, Rinoa acts indifferent when informed Seifer is alive but that he may soon be killed by Squall. Edea blocks Irvine's shot with a spell and Squall breaks into the sorceress's parade to fight her one-on-one.
Seifer stops him and, declaring his new status as hero and sorceress' knight, fights Squall. And he gets the girl. The first disc had a fairly high level of realism despite the fantasy and low sci-fi topics present.
Rinoa had a dog that attacks for her at times, as earthly dogs are known to do. In the Shumi Village you can learn who the Moombas are, who they evolve from, and so on and so forth. The game takes the plot developments of the dream very seriously and treats them all as truth, which makes the dream theory especially difficult to argue. And who knows, maybe they did. It should also be noted that Moombas, these benevolent creatures that try to help Squall and his friends escape despite their limited verbal communication, are literally lions.
And lions, of course, are of particular importance to Squall whose symbol is a lion named Griever. The Master of Garden is a giant yellow sloth alien creature? You gotta be kidding me!! I dunno about you guys, but this is typical dream material in my opinion.
Seifer's relationship with Rinoa?
Of course, NORG and his kind are fully explained in the game if you take the time to seek the information they present, but there are no hints presented in the story to suggest this sort of twist was coming. When walking around the Garden in the beginning of the game, you often see the cult-looking guys in red robes wandering about and sometimes conversing with you briefly. I more than once thought they looked a bit creepy though, and I can easily imagine that Squall would have thought the same and integrated their possible backstory into his dream.
The story goes on as if NORG had never come into it. Also in the NORG section, another little twist comes to the surface. Cid and Edea are married! And, like NORG, it comes completely out of left-field. The twist does not conflict with existing story information, yet it seems so out-of-place and unrealistic. You guys get the point. What I wanted to point out on the subject of fate and destiny and all that hullabaloo is simply this: When Squall and Friends get the last train for Deling City moments before it disembarks, Irvine comments on the luck by saying, "Hmm Fate becomes such a prevalent topic that many players come away feeling that fate was one of the most important elements of the Final Fantasy VIII story and the answer to all questions.
Fate is the reason why this lowly cadet instantaneously becomes the leader of Garden. Fate is the reason why everyone in your party apparently knew each other as children.
Fate is the reason why everything falls into place like a perfect fantasy. Just stay close to me. Not only does Rinoa show little appreciation for Squall through disc one, but there are many allusions to her on-going relationship with Seifer. Their relationship appears to have been on a sort of hiatus while Seifer was studying at the Balamb Garden, but their affection and romantic connection is still in place when this story occurs.
In the ballroom scene, Rinoa flirts with Squall casually, but appears to take no actual interest in him as an individual. I'm looking for someone. I can't be on the dance floor alone. Her abruptness suggests that her real interest lies elsewhere.
You know, from the party There's two others with me. Her demeanor suggests a fondness for him that she does not openly let on. So you were looking for the headmaster at the party?
Cid is such a nice man. I really didn't think SeeD would come out to help a measly little group like us. But after explaining our situation to him, Cid gave the go ahead right away!
Now that you guys are here, we'll be able to carry out all kinds of plans! No, he's not a SeeD. He was always full of confidence, smart Just by talking to him, I felt like I could take on the world.
I think it was love. I wonder how he felt? It was last summer Lots of fond memories This is not a good beginning to a love story for Squall and Rinoa. She calls him mean, callous, insensitive, and chastises him for not communicating his thoughts to her and the others in the party. Rinoa does not show Squall the least bit of affection until the end of disc one when Squall and Irvine save her from some strange iguana creatures.
I was really, really scared. I couldn't fight alone You're not ready for all this. He mentions the possibility to Rinoa, who obviously may be heavily affected by Squall trying to kill her romantic interest.
He was in the parade with the sorceress. What does it mean? Would I have to go through Seifer? That's the way it goes as a SeeD. You can't choose your enemies That's the kind of world you live in. You've had a lot of emotional training. Of course, I'd rather it not happen Furthermore, Squall does not want to kill Seifer. Squall and Seifer have a history of quarrels and petty competition, but Seifer is still a comrade.
In the final exam in Balamb, Squall and Zell worked together with Seifer despite their differences. The only reason to kill Seifer is his apparent alignment with the Sorceress, which is never fully explained.