, His superiors including his teacher Quistis Trepe consider him challenging to deal with but respect his talents.  In the video game it is implied the character Laguna Loire is Squall's father but Square Enix has never confirmed this idea.  The games' Event Director Hiroki Chiba said that his favorite moment in the Final Fantasy franchise was Squall and Rinoa's embrace with Faye Wong's "Eyes On Me" playing.  Squall also appears as an opponent in Olympus Coliseum tournaments, where he is often paired with other Final Fantasy characters. Ultimately though, the story was appropriately rich enough to keep us going, and all felt right by game’s end. The design team set out from the beginning to make Rinoa's clothing more realistic than past Final Fantasy games. Art director Yusuke Naora also said that "I sometimes really admire them for the time, energy, and money they spent on the costumes.  The original video received more than 1 million views as of March 2020. They also praised her romance with Squall, calling both their relationship and Final Fantasy VIII one the most romantic Final Fantasy titles. , Squall appears as a non-playable character in Kingdom Hearts, in which he wears a short leather jacket with red wings on the back and a Griever necklace.  Designers also based Rinoa's appearance on feedback Nojima got after developing Final Fantasy VII.  According to Glenn Morrow of RPGamer, most of the arguments in favor of it have potential but also opined that the theory is "in no way" plausible.  GamesRadar described her as "rough around the polygonal edges, sure, but feminine enough to make fanboys latch on for years to come. During their adventure, she is briefly possessed by the evil sorceress Ultimecia and becomes a sorceress herself once the spirit leaves her body. He returns in Kingdom Hearts II and is voiced in the English version by Doug Erholtz, who said he had a "fun journey" voicing Leon and that it was a "really fun role to play". Squall stumbles back and falls off the platform. It's really not and there is nothing to support the notion. That was when Ultemecia took over Adel. , For the Kingdom Hearts series, Nomura decided to use Squall as a mentor character to newcomer Sora. He was modeled after the actor River Phoenix. Squall, in a moment of purity, states that even if the entire world decides to stand against Rinoa, he'll go … In this sense, it would be the love of another person. So to sum it up Laguna, Raine, Caraway, Rinoa, Squall, Ellone, Seifer, Cid, Edea, Martine & Xu are all related through Blood & Marriage (& Adoption in Seifer’s case) I will now prove in a few days after you have had time for all this to sink in just how I know / suspect all of this. Ellone went to the white seed ship at that time. Rinoa is turning to Squall, who has just been impaled. RELATED: 10 Hidden Details You Didn’t Know About Rinoa In Final Fantasy 8: Remastered Zell displays trademark characteristics of Cancer, who tend to be loyal, sympathetic, and very tenacious.  IGN's Justin Kaehler and Naomi Cheung remembered the "hot" Rinoa as one of the game's main strengths. ", Some critics focused on the relationship between Rinoa and Squall. In fact the entire Eden raid is meant to mirror the development between Squall and Rinoa using Gaia and Ryne. During the dance, she manages to charm the usually antisocial Squall into dancing with her. 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GamesRadar called Squall the fifth-best Final Fantasy hero of all time, praising the development of his personality and his improved interactions with other characters.  While listing him as one of the most overpowered characters in the franchise, The Gamer said Squall's antisocial personality might divide gamers.  When Game Revolution's Johnny Liu expressed the wish that the game had voice acting, he specifically mentioned Rinoa.  Reed also included the theory of Rinoa being Ultimecia on the list of top nine lingering plotlines in video games. Sorceresses in the world of Final Fantasy VIII are prone to becoming evil and wreaking terrible destruction; at the time of the game, the world is just recovering from a conflict known as the Sorceress War. Character artist Tetsuya Nomura designed her to be cute, not beautiful. Squall and Rinoa being siblings was, basically, an idea concocted by fans of incest, for whatever reason, whom just find it funny. When you look at the facts, it really seems like Squall and Rinoa’s romance in Final Fantasy VIII was their tribute to a relationship they brutally and tragically sank. Language: English Words: 2,230 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 7 Hits: 36; The Promise by aejrogota Fandoms: Dissidia: Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XIII Series General Audiences; No Archive Warnings Apply; F/M; Complete Work; 24 Dec 2020. The Theory In November 2001, a Rinoa shrine entitled “Girl Next Door” went online.  AJ Glasser, also of GamesRadar, said Squall "has all the emotional depth of a fingernail" and that Rinoa's traits make the duo more engaging across the narrative. She is a teenaged member of a resistance faction known as the Forest Owls. Squall Leonhart (スコール・レオンハート, Sukōru Reonhāto) is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy VIII.He is a young student at Balamb Garden who is identifiable by the scar on his face that a fellow student, Seifer, inflicted.He rarely speaks and has the reputation of being a lone wolf. Yes Artemis and Loghrif also share a scene that is referencing Squall and Rinoa but that is Gaia's past ascian self. Meanwhile, Squall confronts his personal anxieties fueled by ongoing developments, such as Headmaster Cid appointing him as SeeD's new leader and his increasing attraction to Rinoa. Critics and players alike have praised Rinoa for her personality and her beauty. , Rinoa Heartilly is the 17-year-old daughter of General Caraway, a high-ranking officer in the Galbadian army, and Julia Heartilly, a famous singer. His reserve, indifference, and cynicism would give way for this one important battle. And then he tries to free her by, uh, punching the seal thingy. Every theory should exist on their own merit. Besides, many of these theories have very little to do with one another. He is voiced by David Boreanaz in the English version of the game and Hideo Ishikawa in the Japanese version.  According to Ryan Woo of Complex, "critics/fanboys had a somewhat legitimate point—why the hell was Squall such a sphincter, when he had a dime like Rinoa constantly hitting on him? She is called the "princess" of the group. It's less than effective. You've missed out on so much. Originally a pre-rendered video, the demo recreated the ballroom dance scene in real-time.  In this game, he works with his friends to restore their world.  Arnold Katayev of PSXextreme praised Squall's redesign in Kingdom Hearts as the game's best character design. IGN noted that their first dance together was both cute and awkward. A Wild And Distant Shore - Duration: 5:53.  Brett Elston, also from GamesRadar, believed her character was too stereotypical. Squall's first voiced appearance is in the first Kingdom Hearts game, in which he is voiced by Hideo Ishikawa in Japanese and by David Boreanaz in English; Doug Erholtz has since assumed the role for later English-speaking appearances. Some reviewers, however, called their relationship forced and criticized that they expressed their feelings so late in the story.  RPGamer called Squall "everyone's favorite orphan" and said although he tries to distance himself from others, "he can't help but draw people to him, be it sorceresses or gun-slinging ladies' men".  She has been noted due to her beauty by multiple video game publications. All I did … 20:35. Squall Quezactol, Ifrit Siren Rinoa, Shiva, Brothers, Carbuncle Quistis Leviathan, Diabolos.  The website called Squall and Rinoa the best couple created by Square Enix, noting the differences between them and that their relationship is the first in the series to drive the plot of a game. I didn't know about it until now. 0.00 s. SD.  Ultimecia then possesses Adel and leaves Rinoa to die. When we removed most of the ads from NG in January, our goal was to hit 4,000 active Supporters in 2020.  Complex listed him as the one of the greatest Final Fantasy characters. There's almost NOTHING in VIII that's left unclear when you finish the game. Squall was born after Laguna went on his way again and when their mother (can't remember her name) died they were taken away and seperated, Squall went to … Squall was born after Laguna went on his way again and when their mother (can't remember her name) died they were taken away and seperated, Squall went to the Orphanage at then and met the others for the first time. 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Lazy Character Clichés", "7 characters you're totally not interested in saving", "Editorials - Rinoa And Ultimecia: Sorceress of the Past and the Future? Negative. Movies Games Audio Art Portal Community Your Feed. Squall HP-J Curagax100 Str-J Thunderx100 VIt J Regenx50 Mag-JBillzarax50 ST-ATK J Deathx100 Rinoa HP-J Regenx50 Str-J Firax100 Mag-J THunderx100 Elem Dx2 Firex100 Blizzardx100 Quistis HP-J Curagax75 Mag-J THundara x80 I never had any trouble because I would normally one shot weaker mobs. At the Tokyo Game Show , there were hundreds of people dressed up as Final Fantasy VIII characters," including Rinoa.  Rinoa first meets Squall at the SeeD inauguration ball at Balamb Garden. Concerned, Rinoa goes to Edea Kramer, a former Sorceress herself, for advice. New to Gfycat? See more ideas about squall, final fantasy, final fantasy art.  The 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World includes a dream sequence referencing a similar scene involving Squall and Rinoa at the end of the game. Nomura stated that the reason Rinoa did not appear in the franchise was because he did not have a clear understanding of Rinoa's personality. Squall closes his eyes and dies. He would have to do whatever he could to save the person who needs him.  Square's Hiroki Chiba said the scene in which Squall and Rinoa embrace in space is his favorite in the Final Fantasy franchise due to the use of Faye Wong's song "Eyes On Me" in the background and because he had to adjust every frame to make the scene work. Along with the ‘Squall’s Dead’, 'Rinoa is Ultimecia’ is one of the more famous theories about Final Fantasy VIII. Rinoa first meets Squall at the SeeD inauguration ball at Balamb Garden. Squall is a secret character in Chocobo Racing and Itadaki Street Special, and a sprite version of him occasionally appears on the loading screen of the PlayStation version of Final Fantasy VI. 27 likes. He is forced into a heroic role midway through the game when Cid, headmaster of Balamb Garden, appoints him the leader of the academy. It is just a signature. Character artist Tetsuya Nomura found Rinoa the hardest character to design in Final Fantasy VIII. Squall's relationship with Rinoa was criticized by Edge, which said, "He [Squall] suddenly falls in 'love' with [Rinoa] at the end [of Final Fantasy VIII]". Rinoa appears in Square's and Sony's PlayStation 2 technology demo. When Squall starts yelling, Rinoa starts hammering on the glass. A better love story then Twilight :) Squall-Leon and Rinoa <3 ~Trouble~ Squall and his comrades learn that they, along with Seifer and Ellone, were all raised (except for Rinoa) in an orphanage run by Edea; after eventual separation, they later developed amnesia due to their use of Guardian Forces.  Ashley Reed of GamesRadar criticized the over-reliance of Rinoa's character on the damsel in distress cliche, alongside other traits that made the character unlikable.  In 2011, American beauty YouTuber Michelle Phan made a tutorial on how to recreate Rinoa Heartilly's make-up.  Edge compared Squall unfavorably with Final Fantasy VII protagonist Cloud Strife, saying Squall's angst "didn't seem to have any context" unlike Cloud's, which developed from one of the pivotal events in Final Fantasy VII.  Ultimecia then uses Rinoa to release Sorceress Adel from her orbital prison. He appears as a playable character in every Dissidia: Final Fantasy title and his Kingdom Hearts design is available as downloadable content (DLC) in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. In particular, Edea advises Rinoa to fin… ♥Rinoa & Squall♥-Suteki da ne Spanish-(No seria mejor) - Duration: 4:57. , For the Kingdom Hearts series, some parts of Squall's design were changed to reference Rinoa's, most notably the wings in his jacket. ♥ RinoaMoogle 28,333 views. Squall-Leon and Rinoa Love. Jack Patrick Rodgers of PopMatters said Squall's cynicism and frustration with those around him made him a strong character but "coldly inhuman". I’m here waving at you because we’re hoping to boost our Supporter count.  1UP.com ranked Squall second on its list of the "Top 5 Most Irritating RPG Protagonists" and stated although he was an attempt to "cater to the fedora-wearing, trench-coat-clad folks", his lack of social skills alienated players. You know the part where Ellone sent Rinoa and Ultimecia back in the past and then bring Rinoa back? He is 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall.  GameSpy included Squall in its article "Videogame Characters Who Would Suck in Real Life", saying in reality he would be a terrible soldier.  Squall also appears as a premium character in Pictlogica Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy: All The Bravest, both of which are designed for Android and iOS. , During one of the cutscenes of Final Fantasy VIII, Squall is impaled by Edea Kramer in battle, creating the theory Squall dies in battle. The entire ending portion is recreating Squall and Rinoa reuniting after being separated.  Rinoa discovers that she now has Edea's magical powers from her time possessed by Ultimecia, making her a Sorceress as well.  GameZone rated him the fourth-best character in the franchise, saying while fans "either love or hate this guy" he becomes, despite little dialogue, the "ultimate anti-hero" of an entertaining journey. And that's how Squall finally hugged. Companion fic to "an accident of luck".  A memory-based version of Squall (as Leon) appears in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories teaching gameplay in a tutorial. Also, if this scenario isn't already weird enough, consider that Rinoa is not on good terms with her father, making the task of ensuring her own existence even more awkward. Agree 0 Disagree 1 -+ SPAM Inappropriate.  Squall plants the ideas for Garden and SeeD in her mind, creating an origin paradox; Squall must become the leader of Balamb Garden so he can pass its version of SeeD tradition to Edea, who teaches them to her husband Cid, who co-founds Balamb Garden, which admits Edea's orphans—including Squall). Rinoa's love interest, Squall Leonhart, volunteers to be her knight.  Nomura designed Squall to contrast with Laguna. When your story is character-centered, you'd better center it on a character the audience can care about. The scar on Squall's forehead was also left ambiguous although Nomura said it was important for him. Squall was designed by Tetsuya Nomura with input from game director Yoshinori Kitase. , At the beginning of Final Fantasy VIII, Squall is known as a "lone wolf" because he never shows his feelings and seems unresponsive to his associates. [Major Spoilers For Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII] RELATED: FFVII Cosplayer Finds Way To … Related tags. Squall Leonhart was the first character Nomura designed for Final Fantasy VIII; he was inspired by actor River Phoenix, although Nomura said "nobody understood it". We’re making steady progress but are coming up a bit short! In Final Fantasy VIII, Squall is a 17-year-old student at Balamb Garden, a prestigious military academy for elite mercenaries (known as "SeeDs"). Squall had a mixed reaction from critics, some of whom judging him poorly in comparison with other Final Fantasy heroes due to his coldness and angst, and others praised his character development.  The couple were on The Inquirer's list of most-memorable video-game love teams; comments again focused on the differences between them. Login / Sign Up. Squall and Aerith are also two of the few Final Fantasy characters to be included in the Kingdom Hearts series, ... since it is a canon Final Fantasy crossover related game that has a version of the two know each other as friends and allies, and possibly brother and sister-like figures. My signature does not define me.  Rinoa and Angelo are also available for recruitment in the free-to-play mobile game Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. Rinoa Heartilly (Japanese: リノア・ハーティリー, Hepburn: Rinoa Hātirī) is the co-protagonist of Square's (now Square Enix) 1999 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VIII.  Her outfits are available for players to put on their characters in the video game Gunslinger Stratos 2.  During the game's ending, she reunites with Squall and kisses him on the Balamb Garden balcony for the first time.  Rinoa's first voiced appearance was in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, with Kana Hanazawa providing her voice in Japanese, and Skyler Davenport performing the English version. The sorceress and knight. Hi! During the dance, she manages to charm the usually antisocial Squall into dancing with her. Rinoa is a member of the " Forest Owls ", a tiny resistance faction seeking to liberate the small nation of Timber from Galbadian occupation. Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima said, "it is scary to think about the impact that a game can give to the society." For example, consider two of the most famous Final Fantasy VIII theories:'Squall's Dead' and 'Rinoa is Ultimecia'. Rinoa said Ultimecia chosen the young Adel. I guess they didn't want to do a background for Rinoa here. Kitase wanted to make fans curious about why the couple was embracing. The orphans were cared for by Edea; although Squall remembers little about his past, he becomes an emotionally detached, cynical, and introverted boy whose goal is to go through life without emotional ties or dependence.  In a NHK poll from 2020, Squall was voted as the 13th best Final Fantasy character.  Elston opined that the couple's relationship was a "most forced, uninteresting romance" comparing them to the main cast from the film Attack of the Clones.  IGN's Ryan Clements called Final Fantasy VIII "one of the best examples of the innocent relationship" based on how subtle it was. , Rinoa Heartilly has been mostly well-received by video game critics and the general public. After objections from the game's director Yoshinori Kitase, Nomura made the character more masculine and added a scar across Squall's brow and the bridge of his nose to make him more recognizable, leaving its cause up to scenario writer Kazushige Nojima. But now... Squall, you're the one who gives me the most comfort. " Rinoa, an English post-metal group active from 2007 to 2010, was named after the Final Fantasy character. It's really not and there is nothing to support the notion.  IGN UK also ranked the pair as one of the best romances in Final Fantasy and gaming in general. , Natalie Flores from Paste Magazine praised her character arc as Rinoa starts as a pacifist heroine and becomes motivated to aid SeeD to defeat Edea and Ultimecia. My dad, too, back when we got along.  In a 2008 Oricon poll, Squall was voted the tenth-most-popular video-game character. Squall is expecting something special from Rinoa. 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