Final Fantasy is one of the most popular and beloved franchises in gaming, and for good reason — its compelling gameplay and fully realized stories make for unforgettable gaming experiences. She likes his eyes and she would like to meet him again. Actually, I had completely given up when Rinoa came into the picture.) Squall:No one will get by me for I am your knight and for your my wife. Very well done. Title : Do Not Reply Fandom : FFVIII Rating : PG13 Characters : Squall/Rinoa, Laguna From: presidentloireisawesome@esthar.gov To: sleonhart@garden.balamb.edu He opens his email in the morning, and the President of Esthar has sent him a message, with no … Rinoa constantly poking at Squall's shell until he finally opens up and then at the end when he thinks everyone's left him and then. I liked having my mom hold me. Rinoa constantly poking at Squall's shell until he finally opens up and then at the end when he thinks everyone's left him and then. © 2021 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. It starts out that Rinoa is crying holding Squall dead in her arms. Squall & Rinoa aren't even the best Squaresoft PS1-era romantic pairing. Xenogears, the love between Fei and elly spanning thousands of years! I imagine Squall wanted to go after Rinoa, but Cid wouldn't allow it, as it might have been a suicide mission. Squall: It makes perfect sense that Squall would find Rinoa completely infuriating. ", "I couldn't stand a day without a past or future. The personalities of this two are polar opposites of each other. Furthermore, Squall does not want to kill Seifer. I don’t know how anyone can argue that Rinoa of all characters not having a personality. However, after the credits roll you see him and Rinoa on the balcony together and with Selphie's giddy-ness of point out to the camera as to what Rinoa was doing, makes it … Currently playing: Parasite Eve (PSN), 3rd Birthday, Dissidia Duodecim, Legend of Mana (PSN). Rinoa's shoulder-length black hair has three caramel highlights on both sides of her face. Squall shy and reserved about his feelings and attraction to her, yet also annoyed at first that she was into seifer. Over the course of the game, Squall and Rinoa fight alongside each other, surmounting obstacles both human and supernatural, and then end up … is the co-protagonist of Square's (now Square Enix) Final Fantasy VIII.Rinoa is a 17-year-old member of a resistance faction known as the Forest Owls. Rinoa is turning to Squall, who has just been impaled. When the main protagonist Squall Leonhart and his party of SeeD help the resistance movement, Rinoa decides to stay with them and ends up falling in love with Squall. I like to see Seifer get by me now. I appreciate you clarifying these points, a lot of people turned their brain off partway through FFVIII and gave up on understanding the plot and characters. I like it like this. They're also really young, but in a way the game always seems cognisant of. 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.She is a teenaged member of a resistance faction known as the Forest Owls. I would totally buy that Seifer wants to fuck Squall. Squall: ...Maybe. At the end of disc one, Squall and Friends face Edea on a parade float in Deling City. Squall stumbles back and falls off the platform. Pretty much this. So beautiful with Eyes on Me playing...ahhhh. "And the leader of SeeD is you, Squall..." "Squall's sword will pierce my heart....." "I guess it's ok if it's you, Squall. It always seemed aware that its protagonists were flawed and immature, giving rise to the assassination plot going off the tracks. Once the task is completed, she is left to die in space where she is again saved by Squall and the two end up on the abandoned ship, Ragnorak. Just go with it. While Squall was distant and surly, Rinoa was vivacious and cheerful. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. JavaScript is disabled. Here, I'll give them to the leader." Wouldn’t this further support the time travel storyline being real and it’s like those two are back together again at the start of the game? Squall: It makes perfect sense that Squall would find Rinoa completely infuriating. Rinoa was using Squall as support due to Seifer and Squall was using Rinoa as support due to all the fucking stress going on in his life. "They're cute and popular, so they've gotta fuck" is basically the law of the land. Some people are trying to tell me that when Squall takes Rinoa's hand and pulls her closer to himself and their faces get close... that they aren't kissing. That place where you name Griever (with the Aura draw point I love it) is after an intense moment with only Squall and Rinoa. ... Squall (Rinoa.....) (Even if you end up as the world's enemy,) (I'll...) (I'll be your knight.) If they had gotten together, Rinoa and Squall would be brother and sister. I don’t deny that some of the theories have merit as well however. The ballroom dress is her alternate costume in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.Her signature outfi… Re: [FF8-R] Rinoa and Squall Texture Mod « Reply #10 on: 2020-05-02 09:37:32 » ok for the hinges I'm working on it but for those I kept the original texure but for the rest I used the textures of the squalll battle model which had textures with higher resolution and prti of a texure not used with buckles that I have adapted. According to the theory, this shard of ice fatally wounds Squall, and the rest of the game is his mind frantically trying to piece together how things could have turned out before he dies. Squall shouts that he'll never do it and Rinoa bounces happily. I actually feel like it was a pretty realistic romance tbh. He then plummets off a ledge as Rinoa helplessly watches. They finish the dance perfectly and fireworks go off as their eyes meet for a brief second. Rinoa later drags Squall back to reality at the end of the game. I like how she started as the typical Manic Pixie Dream Girl, which then gets turned around when. "When we get back...We won't be able to stay together, huh?" Rinoa Heartilly (リノア・ハーティリー, Rinoa Hātirī?) The key players in this romance are Squall, a withdrawn swordsman with a chip on his shoulder, and Rinoa, a spirited young woman at the forefront of a rebellion. Never included her in anything. He has a silver stud in his left ear and wears a silver chain necklace with a Griever pendant and a matching ring. Well, if Squall & Rinoa were brother & sister and the game kept the romance theme, it would've been mildly controversial. Meanwhile, Julia married General Caraway and they had a daughter, Rinoa, but Julia died when Rinoa was a little girl. Her eyes are dark brown. Well, if you remember, Cid's the one that took the kids away. This does seem unprecedented. If we're including all Squaresoft games, then I think Xenogears has an extremely well developed romance. Don't get me wrong, I like Rinoa. You finish Quistis, swap her out, revive Rinoa and give her Quistis' GFs, bring in Zell, give him Squall's GFs, and do Rinoa and Zell together. Besides, as noted, the sibling or like siblings theme was stronger in this game than almost any other FF game since 5/6 were kids together (similar to FFIII where the 4 … Now dont go thinking Iam a Seinoa fan! Rinoa:I love Squall. If you asked me to describe her personality I would say she has a dog. She’s very naive, she acts like a brat and she talks too much for our introverted main man. ''Squall/Rinoa romance it's not the main focus of the game, unlike whoever casually played FFVIII thinks. Rinoa basically makes it a project to get Squall to come out of his shell and she becomes attracted in the process. After the fight, when Edea seems defeated, she conjures an enormous ice shard and propels it through Squall’s chest. Story Rinoa stands on the balcony of Balamb garden and thinks about the past at how she met Squall. Him coming round to her could have been more deftly handled. Squall Leonhart (Japanese: スコール・レオンハート, Hepburn: Sukōru Reonhāto) is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Final Fantasy VIII, a role-playing video game that was produced by Square (now Square Enix).In Final Fantasy VIII, Squall is a 17-year-old student at Balamb Garden, a prestigious military academy for elite mercenaries (known as "SeeDs"). Of course, he can’t relate too well with people. The scene between Squall and Rinoa on the Ragnarok when they open up about their feelings to each other for the first time — well, kinda — is one of the best moments in the entire game. You must log in or register to reply here. As they do, Squall shows up as a ghost. I'd love to see a remake of the game. Zell picks up on her interest but Rinoa waves her hand at his face and shakes her head denying it. mostly bout Squall and Rinoa but i thought i add squall's parents 2 pk ellone aurait choisi squall pour rentré dans le corps de laguna, et je trouvais que le chiffre 17 revenais trop souvent, raine est morte il y a 17 ans, ça fait 17 ans que laguna est president. I think it's basically that despite Squall desperately trying to keep others at a distance out of fear of getting too attached to others and facing abandonment again his true feelings and personality are obvious to everyone around him. We want to create an inspiring environment for our members and have defined a set of guidelines. Squall stumbles back and falls off the platform. Even though I never saw anything there at all. Sadly, none of them (Laguna/Raine/Julia) ended up together for long, but thanks to those two up there (Rinoa/Squall), their love will go on, and their dreams will come true. Before the end of disk one: Okay, for this to make sense, I’m going to look at Rinoa and Squall individually before and after the attempted assassination. I hope I live to see FFVIII Remake, because this shit would be Trancendent if it had the quality of execution that the other one had. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Rinoa: No, of course not. I remember not buying the romance, and feeling like it coming off as extremely forced in disc 3. I don't know why Squall is a ghost and Irvine isn't. Squall is awful at the start of the game, as well as the middle, and by the end I still didn't like him. Now the ending when the camera dies after seeing Rinoa point up, I think that was an emotional tug at the audience to make them think Squall was dead since you do not see him up and around during the cinematic. Squall starts to leave out of frustration but dragged back by Rinoa. He's got a lot going for him, but unless he deals with the things he keeps burying, he'll end up undoing all of that. Sabrina and Nick end up together on 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' but it's not exactly a happily ever after. We may name it something silly, but we still name it. I have everyone's ticket right here!" Squall closes his eyes and dies. Rinoa nervously takes a seat as the Ragnarok begins attacking Lunatic Pandora. Squall closes his eyes and dies. They complimented each other well and I enjoyed it. Nobody else." It was a cute teenage relationship. Yes, what does it all mean? IE, you have Rinoa (dead), Quistis, and Squall. I stopped keeping up with this series sometimes around that algebra game, 384/2. She recognises early on that he isn't really an asshole, and she tries to help him deal with the problems that all his friends, and even he knows he's failing to cope with. Initially, that practicality extends only to the immediate results, and Xu in particular is often three steps ahead of him--that evolves over time, though, and they end up working together very well, for the interests of both Garden and anyone seeking its ‘services.’ Often with Rinoa and Quistis playing the angel and devil on their shoulders, respectively. I speak with passion, from the heart! Before we follow everyone, let's check out this area. In November 2001, a Rinoa shrine entitled “Girl Next Door” went online. 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.She is a teenaged member of a resistance faction known as the Forest Owls. While we're here, the party theme, "Ami," plays prominently during this sequence: The menu is available, but it's not very informative. They become better people because of their relationship. You've missed out on so much. (wow saying that sounds really weird) but I was just thinking LAGUNA IS SQUALL'S DAD AND JULIA IS RINOA'S MOM! "Those were your words, Rinoa." Twenty-Three Years after the end of Final Fantasy VIII and the liberation of Timber, Rinoa is President and Squall is Headmaster of Timber Garden. I ate that shit up when I was younger, along with the romances in IX and X. I'd like to revisit it but wish there was a better localization/translation available. Riddles 44: Why was Squall's hair changed in the remaster? ... Rinoa:Come on get up. up to her hotel room which creates an extremely embarrasing scene. I need to live each moment to keep fighting here and now.". In fact, it's when Rinoa goes into her coma at the end of disk 2/ start of disk 3 that Squall … A shot of Seifer pushing Rinoa into Adel goes by, then we see more of the Balamb tower, and a clip of Rinoa reaching to Squall from the parade float. A teenager with unruly brown hair and light blue eyes, Squall most often wears a black leather bomber jacket with a fur trim collar and a v-neck white shirt, black pants with three interconnecting red belts, and black boots and gloves. I was already leaning towards replaying FF IX because of Kyle Bosman's playthrough just starting but I think this thread has convinced me. Squall is her Knight. After the fight, when Edea seems defeated, she conjures an enormous ice shard and propels it through Squall’s chest. I really like that about VIII. Also I recognize that Squall wouldn't have opened up nearly as much if not for Rinoa's influence on him. As they do, Squall shows up as a ghost. He wields a machine gun. "Squall, if that ever happens..." Squall "That's enough!" Rinoa was part of a resistance group and seemingly stops caring for that once she falls for Squall, that felt a little weird to me. Sure, once the relationship started, the dynamic kind of worked because Rinoa was the lively girl who brought Squall out of his shell, but there was never a good explanation for why they became attracted to each other in the first place. Laguna and Julia are ex lovers and they both married someone else after they broke up. My favorite theory is that Squall and Rinoa don't end up together in the long run. That's what matters most.Laguna Loire Laguna Loire is a temporarily playable character in Final Fantasy VIII. Looky here! I personally didn't like Rinoa as a character or as a party member. They try to do a character study on him and his stunted childhood development but absolutely didn't have the writing chops to do that. I think they relied too heavily on it and Rinoa kept pressing him to talk which was the only reason he finally opens up later and has that insane 360 of a personality change. Top tier gaming couple, not just in the Final Fantasy mythology. Do you name Squall, Rinoa, or Guardian Forces something stupid? While in the Lunar Base, Rinoa awakens under the sorceress Ultimecia's control, and is forced to unlock the Sorceress Adel's tomb. All of his friends are well aware that he's putting on a facade. Get the cast of FF8 playing from the same song sheet with the right band choices and it'll make Squall and Rinoa's relationship a little smoother. Squall: I was always alone... Rinoa: Squall... You missed out on all the good things in life. HQ Recommended! That game is so good. If you are a ff7 fun you can goto . Rinoa is a sorceress. I don't know, it all felt pretty abrupt/forced, but I guess that's teenage romance for you. Then she gets in the coma and he realizes what he could be missing out on. While we're here, the party theme, "Ami," plays prominently during this sequence: The menu is available, but it's not very informative. Short but sweet :) (p.s. She plays as a nice foil for Squall. Zone shook his head and said, "You won't have to do that. Just finished FF8 and I think I figured out something. Rinoa basically never had a reason to like Squall besides thinking he was good looking, and Squall never did anything besides play along. "There's quality, and then there's consistent quality. Part of that reaction could be due to the translation though, whi,h iirc kinda screwed over with Squall's characterisation. They talk for a while and she tells him she likes him and other crap like that. BUT, Squall himself didn't know that he cared. Better than grabs her ass fuck boi from 9. Squall and Rinoa worked together on a mission and got to know each other. she she becomes a sorceress, and then it's Squall who has to become her emotional support. The relationship is completely subtle and vague UNTIL the Ragnarok which is late Disc 3 and totally random, and that's if you can really find them saying nice words or caring about one another. For the technology that existed at that time, I think it was well done as a romance. Zell then says he needs to see Squall's in order to do it, expecting Rinoa to get it. There, they meet up with the sorceress and fight her; however, the end of the battle is tragic as Rinoa falls into a coma for an unknown reason. What you seem to be mistaking is that Squall doesn't start caring for Rinoa in space, he actually cares for her (and all of his other teammates) long before then. Not great though. Being what he is to Rinoa while still having to manage Garden is overwhelming for Squall, and frustrating for Rinoa, who feels caught in-between his love for her and loyalty/attachment to the institution that raised him. Tidus and Yuna to me are top tier video game romance but SquallxRinoa and ZidanexGarnet where damn amazing too. Lots of things don't make sense in 8, this might not be the worst offender. Suggesting a way for Squall to revive Rinoa. Here goes! She eventually stands up to hold her balance when the Ragnarok's arms tear a hole through the fortress. My dad, too, back when we got along. Before we follow everyone, let's check out this area. We see some shots of the Balamb communications tower, the Ragnarok, and there’s a clip of Rinoa, still blurred, with her hair in the wind. It is in her comatose state, that Squall brings her first to Esthar, and then to space to try and save her. Focus on Rinoa now. Once they're inside, Fujin and Raijin greet them, demanding that they hand over Rinoa. Just finished FF8 and I think I figured out something. Squall is who VIII works to humanize before asking you to admire at the end. Half the time when he's forced to be with and/or rescue Rinoa its because of the team forcing them together. 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.She is a teenaged member of a resistance faction known as the Forest Owls. Didn’t Balamb crash during the game? Laguna and Julia are ex lovers and they both married someone else after they broke up. There's another kid here. Long story short, that can’t go on forever. ( I dont care for most of 9 outside the music and that hunt event). The only times Squall isn't wearing this particular outfit is when he's wearing his SeeD uniform or … She’s very naive, she acts like a brat and she talks too much for our introverted main man. Why is the love story thing between Squall and Rinoa such a big deal? When Rinoa was put under a spell by a witch and fell into a coma, it fell upon Squall to rescue her, and it was here that Squall and Rinoa both realize their real feelings for each other. He’s smiling. But what about Lea and Isa? When the main protagonist Squall Leonhart and his party of SeeD help the resistance movement, Rinoa decides to stay with them and ends up falling in love with Squall. In flashbacks, does Laguna's party literally have the same inventory as Squall? Tidus and Yuna to me are top tier video game romance but SquallxRinoa and ZidanexGarnet where damn amazing too. "No one can predict the future, there are no guarantees." They're just smashing their faces together. Maybe I'm just a Quistis fanboy, not sure. Squall:Yes I love Rinoa but I do not know if she likes me. That same year, the owner wrote a short page called “Rinoa is Ultimecia Theory”, which theorizes: Over the years, this blurb expanded to an pageon the site with more evidence and reasons to accept the theory on its merits. How important exactly is keeping low levels? Why do the game developers want you to fight something that’s close to Squall? I don't know why Squall is a ghost and Irvine isn't. Squall deciding he likes Rinoa is a bit jarring. Eventually, together, they get it. Rinoa "That's not what I meant." We can see that Squall’s having a lot of fun. Sixteen years later our heroes Squall and Rinoa met at a graduation Ball party, thus the adventure and their beautiful love story begins. While I do believe the relationship stems from squall just feeling open for the first time and Rinoa just feeling vulnerable after the whole Seifer situation I think that time and time again they proved they cared a lot about each other especially in disc 3 with the space scene and saving Rinoa from being locked up. Though admittedly the game wasn't exactly easy to put together on a single playthrough, it's a lot easier to read this when you are paying attention a second go around. 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