[20][21] Squall is stoical and his taciturn nature used for comic relief. [15] She has been noted due to her beauty by multiple video game publications. [5] The first illustration of Squall was used to create the world around him. At the end of disc one, Squall and Friends face Edea on a parade float in Deling City. Squall: I'm not your mom. [23] Ultimecia then possesses Adel and leaves Rinoa to die. Squall and Rinoa being siblings was, basically, an idea concocted by fans of incest, for whatever reason, whom just find it funny. I guess they didn't want to do a background for Rinoa here. I am talking about Squall and Rinoa side of things. 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. New to Gfycat? Negative. And then he tries to free her by, uh, punching the seal thingy. [45] 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. She wears the ballroom outfit again at the Garden Festival event in Fishermans Horizon. Final Fantasy Producer Addresses The Series' Biggest Fan Theories", "Every Scott Pilgrim vs The World videogame reference", "Watch This Lady Transform Final Fantasy VIII's Rinoa Before Your Eyes", Rinoa's Profile on the official Square Enix Website, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rinoa_Heartilly&oldid=995822782, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles using Infobox character with multiple unlabeled fields, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 02:02. [55] 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. 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. [55] Arnold Katayev of PSXextreme praised Squall's redesign in Kingdom Hearts as the game's best character design. So let's try plan b. [56] In 2011, American beauty YouTuber Michelle Phan made a tutorial on how to recreate Rinoa Heartilly's make-up. 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"). [Major Spoilers For Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII] RELATED: FFVII Cosplayer Finds Way To … Hi! [52] Reed also included the theory of Rinoa being Ultimecia on the list of top nine lingering plotlines in video games. But now... Squall, you're the one who gives me the most comfort. This one actually works, and the machinery starts spraying mist everywhere. [52] 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". [67], GamesRadar's Brett Elston said the romance between Squall and Rinoa is "the most forced, uninteresting romance this side of Attack of the Clones". [23] Although other characters try to become less reserved and Rinoa Heartilly expends considerable energy pursuing him, it takes time for him to accept the others' friendship, and fall in love with Rinoa. 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. 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. "[4] Rinoa, an English post-metal group active from 2007 to 2010, was named after the Final Fantasy character. GoingCrazy201 335,697 views. Critical reaction to Squall was mixed. 0.00 s. SD. [62] 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. The game leaves some things ambiguous, but Squall and Rinoa being related is not even on the table throughout the story. Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima said, "it is scary to think about the impact that a game can give to the society." [24][25] Rinoa discovers that she now has Edea's magical powers from her time possessed by Ultimecia, making her a Sorceress as well. Besides, many of these theories have very little to do with one another. Most of the famous Final Fantasy theories work this way. 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. [48] 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. Jan 6, 2014 - Final Fantasy VIII - Squall Leonhart x Rinoa Heartilly - Squinoa 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. [45] IGN's Ryan Clements called Final Fantasy VIII "one of the best examples of the innocent relationship" based on how subtle it was. [32] His role in Kingdom Hearts is to help guide the protagonist Sora in his battle against the Heartless. Squall is a secret character in Chocobo Racing[38] and Itadaki Street Special, and a sprite version of him occasionally appears on the loading screen of the PlayStation version of Final Fantasy VI. 6:26. [69] 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. A Wild And Distant Shore - Duration: 5:53. 20:35. [11][14][15] Rinoa is a member of the "Forest Owls", a tiny resistance faction seeking to liberate the small nation of Timber from Galbadian occupation. 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. [64] Squall was featured in the 1UP.com article "Top 5 Final Fantasy Character Types" in the category "The Sullen Asshole" with Cloud and Cecil from Final Fantasy IV. That same year, the owner wrote a short page called “Rinoa is Ultimecia Theory”, which theorizes: Ultimecia is the future Rinoa. Some reviewers, however, called their relationship forced and criticized that they expressed their feelings so late in the story. [22] Ultimecia then uses Rinoa to release Sorceress Adel from her orbital prison. Based on this conversation, one theory suggests that the evil Sorceress Ultimecia is actually a future version of Rinoa, driven mad by grief after Squall's death, who intends to compress time as a way of regaining her beloved. Although Squall's appearance and age differ—he is 25 in Kingdom Hearts—[33] and 17 in Final Fantasy VIII),[34] his personality remains the same. Agree 0 Disagree 1 -+ SPAM Inappropriate. Shipper on Deck: During the Garden festival at Fishermans Horizon, after meeting up with Rinoa, Squall comments that everyone is trying to get them together and that it's so obvious even he can tell. [24] Later in the game, Squall becomes more comfortable in a leadership role, especially when he must fight Ultimecia. I’m here waving at you because we’re hoping to boost our Supporter count. Cynthia Shira 18,450 views. He felt that the more realistic graphical capabilities the original PlayStation could provide, along with advances like full motion video, made female characters too beautiful and was overshadowing their personalities. 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. After failing to assassinate Sorceress Edea for her crimes against Timber, the Forest Owls escape the sorceress and Rinoa decides to stay with the group.[19][20]. [26] Although Seifer later allies with the Sorceress, requiring Squall to fight him several times, Squall still feels a camaraderie with Seifer. [50] Brett Elston, also from GamesRadar, believed her character was too stereotypical. Spotie 1924d ago . They're mostly just like cameos or minor characters though, but Squall appears a lot and is sort of a leader type for the final fantasy cameo gang in traverse town and helps introduce you to the gang. 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. Dec 24, 2015 - Explore Brandon Smith's board "Squall and rinoa", followed by 802 people on Pinterest. If seeing a comatose Rinoa is enough familiarity for Ellone to use Rinoa as a vessel for Squall, seeing Julia through the flashback she put Squall through in disc 1 should be enough for her to know who Julia is. Squall Quezactol, Ifrit Siren Rinoa, Shiva, Brothers, Carbuncle Quistis Leviathan, Diabolos. [63] In GamesRadar's "RPG Emo-Off", Squall was defeated in heartbreak by Cloud. Ultimately though, the story was appropriately rich enough to keep us going, and all felt right by game’s end. [46] 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. [35] David Smith at IGN UK regarded her as one of the franchises' most memorable characters. [47] 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. Rinoa: No, of course not. If they're interesting enough, they can stand alone. [51] 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. [19], His superiors including his teacher Quistis Trepe consider him challenging to deal with but respect his talents. It's less than effective. [37], 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. [25], Throughout the game, Squall has a rivalry with Seifer Almasy; the two characters scar each other at the beginning but later they are supposed to cooperate; they still quarrel, however. [46] IGN UK also ranked the pair as one of the best romances in Final Fantasy and gaming in general. When Squall starts yelling, Rinoa starts hammering on the glass. All I did … [16] Although polygons were used alongside other returning Final Fantasy characters, Leon could not return in Kingdom Hearts III which bothered many of the staff members. [6] 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. This can be blamed 100% on Squall. Rinoa's shoulder-length black hair has three caramel highlights on both sides of her face. The women on the development team wanted a different design as they were concerned it was not realistic for a female character to fight in a miniskirt. [49] 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. 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 … These relationships, combined with the game's plot, gradually change him from being a loner to an open, caring person. The Theory In November 2001, a Rinoa shrine entitled “Girl Next Door” went online. 27 likes. [14] Reflecting on the divisive reception received, Flores from Paste Magazine called them the most misunderstood characters in the Final Fantasy series. [9] In the video game it is implied the character Laguna Loire is Squall's father but Square Enix has never confirmed this idea. The interiors of the Lunatic Pandora are quite similar to a few of the interiors of the Krell Machine … Squall-Leon and Rinoa Love. 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". Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - Squall and Rinoa in Space - Duration: 20:35. [66] While listing him as one of the most overpowered characters in the franchise, The Gamer said Squall's antisocial personality might divide gamers. After she recruits protagonist Squall Leonhart and his friends, she decides to stay with his group and falls in love with Squall in the process. "[42], Some critics focused on the relationship between Rinoa and Squall. Edea explains that Sorceresses can easily become corrupted by their power, but that this can be avoided by relying on the support of friends. "[71] Mike Gorby, writing for Goomba Stomp, said the character lacks realism in comparison to Rinoa, leading to their interactions where Rinoa calls out Squall's antisocial traits interesting. Rinoa is a member of the " Forest Owls ", a tiny resistance faction seeking to liberate the small nation of Timber from Galbadian occupation. 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. 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". Login / Sign Up. 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. 00:00 00:00 Newgrounds. 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. There's almost NOTHING in VIII that's left unclear when you finish the game. When we removed most of the ads from NG in January, our goal was to hit 4,000 active Supporters in 2020. [68] he stated in a different article, "Squall and Rinoa are at the heart of it all". After the fight, when Edea seems defeated, she conjures an enormous ice shard and propels it through Squall’s chest. [6], Nomura's design of Squall included a fur lining along his jacket collar as a challenge for the game's full motion video designers. His virtual replica appears in Kingdom Hearts coded, in which it meets Sora's virtual replica.[37]. I didn't know about it until now. Along with the ‘Squall’s Dead’, 'Rinoa is Ultimecia’ is one of the more famous theories about Final Fantasy VIII. Looking for squall and rinoa stickers? During the dance, she manages to charm the usually antisocial Squall into dancing with her. And that's how Squall finally hugged. [7], For the Kingdom Hearts series, some parts of Squall's design were changed to reference Rinoa's, most notably the wings in his jacket. Squall has appeared in several other games, including Chocobo Racing, Itadaki Street Special, and the Kingdom Hearts series as Leon (レオン, Reon). 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You never know people might go after Rinoa and Squall with side with her. [4] Nomura emphasized that he tried to avoid letting the possibilities presented by the recent advancements in full-motion video technology become the entire focus. [58], "Kazushige Nojima Talks About Early Internet Criticism On FF7 That Influenced Final Fantasy VIII", "【速報】『FFVIII』のリノア(声:花澤香菜)が『ディシディア ファイナルファンタジー』に参戦!!", "DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT Gives Rinoa a voice and introduces a new level! Share a GIF and browse these related GIF searches. Rinoa is turning to Squall, who has just been impaled. Character artist Tetsuya Nomura designed her to be cute, not beautiful. [54] Den of Geek listed Squall as one of the most sexually appealing video game characters based on the design, especially his scar. Squall rescues her and the two share another personal moment on the Ragnarok spaceship. [38] Mike Gorby, writing for Goomba Stomp, observed that Rinoa subverts gender stereotypes and roles expected of a typical female character and compared her favorably to Squall as he found her more realistic. [51] IGN's Jeff Lundigran criticized that they did not express their feelings until late in the game and that players expected more romance from the game's promotional images. Squall stumbles back and falls off the platform. 154.6K views # Squall# and#rinoa # dance# final fantasy# rinoa heartilly#squall leonhart # Fantasy# Final# Rinoa# Squall#VIII. The relationship that Rinoa and Squall share in Final Fantasy VIII is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the series, and perhaps one of the most beautiful romances in video game history as well. 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. You know the part where Ellone sent Rinoa and Ultimecia back in the past and then bring Rinoa back? Rinoa first meets Squall at the SeeD inauguration ball at Balamb Garden. Character artist Tetsuya Nomura found Rinoa the hardest character to design in Final Fantasy VIII. [21] Later on, the evil Sorceress Ultimecia possesses Rinoa after losing control of Edea, which causes Rinoa to fall into a coma-like state. Squall was designed by Tetsuya Nomura with input from game director Yoshinori Kitase. [18][11] She then hires Squall and his mercenary friends Zell Dincht and Selphie Tilmitt to fight for the Forest Owls. Critics and players alike have praised Rinoa for her personality and her beauty. ", "9 theories that transform two characters into the same person", "Is Squall Really Dead? 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The scar on Squall's forehead was also left ambiguous although Nomura said it was important for him. While at the Fishermans Horizon, she shares a moment with Squall during a concert performed by other members of her group. [31], 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. [28] He gradually warms and his detachment from his companions is later revealed to be a defensive mechanism to protect himself from the emotional pain he suffered when he and his older sister were separated. The entire ending portion is recreating Squall and Rinoa reuniting after being separated. Movies Games Audio Art Portal Community Your Feed. Squall and FFVIII characters are in the Dissidia games but I … [47][48], On the other hand, Charlie Barratt of GamesRadar listed her as an example of "lazy character cliches". They also praised her romance with Squall, calling both their relationship and Final Fantasy VIII one the most romantic Final Fantasy titles. [34], Rinoa Heartilly has been mostly well-received by video game critics and the general public. Concerned, Rinoa goes to Edea Kramer, a former Sorceress herself, for advice. I guess Square Enix could have been simply trying to change things up, but honestly? It's really not and there is nothing to support the notion. 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. [73], Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All Star Carnival, "The Bouncer Team Talks About Its Mysterious Game", "Interview with Final Fantasy X Development Team", "Final Fantasy Masterminds Reminisce About Their Favorite Moments", "Is Squall Really Dead? Companion fic to "an accident of luck". The sorceress and knight. 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. [16] She is called the "princess" of the group. Squall ... just doesn't fit the bill". Rinoa becomes a Sorceress partway through the game. 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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? He would have to do whatever he could to save the person who needs him. In fact the entire Eden raid is meant to mirror the development between Squall and Rinoa using Gaia and Ryne. Meanwhile, some parts of his design were changed to reference Rinoa's, most noticeably the wings in his jacket. Event planner Jun Akiyama persuaded Nomura to change Squall's name to Leon. 8 Rinoa Is The Only Party Member With No Connection To SeeD Or Garden Squall, Zell, and Selphie are students of Balamb Garden who get drafted to SeeD. [17] Rinoa first meets Squall at the SeeD inauguration ball at Balamb Garden. 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. Related tags. 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