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Final Fantasy VIII Characters


Squall Leonhart:
The taciturn and reluctant hero. A cadet in SeeD, the special combat unit of the Balamb Garden Military Academy. His aloof and anti-social behavior makes him appear selfish and lacking a sense of team unity. Squall dislikes having others involved in his affairs, and is best described as a lone wolf.

Age: 17 Height: 5'8"
Weapon: Gunblade Limit Break: Renzokuken

Laguna Loire:
A passionate man whose pen is truly mightier than the sword. An ex-soldier turned journalist, Laguna is a strong willed man with amazing energy. His compassion for the unfortunate drives him to help the weak and bring down thier oppressors. Using his writing as a mighty instrument of justice, he stands strong against the evils of the world.

Age: 27 Height: 5'9"
Weapon: Manchine gun Limit Break: Desperado

Seifer Almasy:
Squall's rival who causes havoc within Garden. A candidate for SeeD. Although Seifer is a naturally gifted soldier, his inability to take orders and control his temper has earned him the label of "problematic". Although recongnizing and praising Squall's abilities, Seifer regards him as his ultimate rival.

Age: 18 Height: 6'2"
Weapon: Gunblade Limit Break: Fire Cross

Rinoa Heartilly:
A beautiful, spirited young woman. A lively individual with the ability to touch people's hearts. Open and honest with her feelings, she speaks her mind without reservation. Driven by her ambitions, she can be difficult at times.

Age: 17 Height: 5'3 1/2"
Weapon: Blaster Edge Limit Break: Combine

Quistis Trepe:
A top-notch member of SeeD who serves as Squall's instructor. A SeeD cadet at the age of 15, Quistis now instructs Squall and his companions at Balamb Garden. Contrary to her cool exterior, she occasionally has a difficult time coping with frustration, and as a result can become depressed over trivial matters.

Age: 18 Height: 5'6"
Weapon: Chain Whip Limit Break: Blue Magic

Selphie Tilmitt:
A spunky young woman with a carefree spirit. Selphie seems out of place in a military academy because of her innocent appearance and light-hearted personality. Her happy-go-lucky desposition and laid-back attitude tend to catch others off guard.

Age: 17 Height: 5' 1 1/2"
Weapon: Nunchaku Limit Break: Slot

Zell Dincht:
A Garden Cadet with unsurpassed martial arts skills. Aspiring to become like his grandfather who was once a soldier, Zell entered Garden at the age of 13. Not being one to think matters through, he is known to act on impulse rather than reasoning. At heart, however, he is an honest, dedicated young man.

Age: 17 Height: 5'5"
Weapon: Gloves Limit Break: Duel

Irvine Kinneas:
An expert gunman and consummate lady's man. Irvine is known as the "Best Shooter in Garden". His reputation for cherishing the company of women is almost as well known as his accuracy with a gun. Although he seems to be uncaring and frivolous at first glance, in reality he is sensitive and serious.

Age: 17 Height: 6'0"
Weapon: Rifle Limit Break: Shot


Sorceress Edea:
A sorceress whose evil ambitions will try to get the best of Squall. Edea is the newly appointed Peace Ambassador for the Galbadian Government. Shortly after her appointment, she starts a quest to destroy SeeD and those who represent it. Her history is sketchy at the beginningand not until later, will you learn the true past of this mysterious character.

Age: Unknown Height: Unknown
Weapon: Sorcery Limit Break: Ice Strike

Another sorceress foe that you must topple over. Adel has been frozen in space for the past 17 years. On your journey to the space station, she awakens. This event causes her to posess one of your ally's bodies. Beat her, or be beaten...

Age: Unkown Height: Unknown
Weapon: Magic Limit Break: None

The strongest, most powerful sorceress coupled with evil motives. Ultimecia is a sorceress from the future. Her goal: to obtain Ellone to carry our her evil deeds. Your first, and only encounter, with her happens in 'compressed time' at her castle. When you face her, her end, or for that matter yours, will occur...

Age: Unknown Height: Unknown
Weapon: Magic Limit Break: None