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Anyone else think Squall suddenly falling in love with Rinoa after she got into a . It was made pretty clear that it was a one sided relationship. Oh, and on that note, the idea that Quistis only liked Squall because of when that hussy Rinoa inevitably screws up her perfect relationship. Major Arcana: The Chariot – Squall is a character many of his classmates I also may not like Rinoa as a character (she's more of a plot device), but . I'll have more to say about the pros and cons of their relationship when I.
Love can also take on unhealthy obsessions apart from consuming hot dogs and flavoured bread. Seifer loved teasing and antagonising Squall. He also had a romantic dream, which was to become a knight for a sorceress - whom he idolised. Ultimately, we find out Seifer loves the idea of protecting more so than protecting the person, because he loves the idea of himself as a protector. In this sense, Seifer is a narcissist in love with himself. Laguna has a type of crush on Julia, but it's never realised unrequited love.
He ends up loving Raine, who in turn falls for him.
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Laguna has a love of justice and adventure. There's also a love of brotherhood between his friends Kiros and Ward just as Squall learns to value his friendships. Ultimecia has forgotten to love, and her parting speech shows this. Squall and Rinoa's love seemed flat because they wanted to portray all forms of love equally.
It was also going for fantasy love to exude themes of love in and of itself, as opposed to a more natural based love. I liked having my mom hold me. My dad, too, back when we got along. Squall, you're the one who gives me the most comfort. When Rinoa was almost five, Julia died in a car accident and afterwards, Rinoa and her father grew steadily apart. By the time she is seventeen, Rinoa has moved away from home and presumably changed her surname to her mother's maiden name.
To compound their problems, Rinoa joined the Forest Owls, a group of freedom fighters rebelling against the Galbadian government. Rinoa is on an errand on behalf of the Owls to convince Headmaster Cid Kramer to employ SeeD mercenaries to aid their cause. With Seifer's help she is introduced to Cid and, hearing her plight, he allows her the use of a group of three SeeDs despite the meager payment she offers in return and the complaints of the Garden Faculty.
Under contract, Squall serves as Rinoa's soldier. While disappointed Seifer is not part of the squad, Rinoa is nonetheless elated SeeD has come to the Owls' aid. The SeeDs at first willingly assist in Rinoa's plans to kidnap Vinzer Delingthe president of Galbadia, by hijacking his train.
When the president they kidnap turns out to be a fake the SeeDs' confidence in the Timber group begins to wane. They learn the real president will make an announcement at the Timber TV Station and the Forest Owls hatch a new plan with their SeeD mercenaries watching skeptically from a distance.
Squall requests to see the contract that bounds his group to the Owls, only to discover they are under Rinoa's command as long as Timber remains under Galbadian oppression. Rinoa wants them to take over the newly-activated TV Station to broadcast a message of sedition, but while on their way to infiltrate the station new intelligence indicates that, due to the military presence, the plan needs to be abandoned.
Squall expresses the SeeD group's misgivings of being part of such a casual organization and questions Rinoa's commitment. The argument ends with her leaving. During the president's TV broadcast a renegade Seifer takes him hostage over the air.
Squall, Selphie and Zell rush to the studio to aid Squall's former teacher Quistis who had been pursuing Seifer. Seifer is spirited away by Sorceress Edeathe president's new ally he was supposed to announce as the nation's new ambassador. Having seen the incident on the Timber TV Station screen, and discovering the Forest Owls' base destroyed, Rinoa returns looking for Seifer and the rest. Rinoa voices her opinion on Squall's attitude. Arriving too late to find him, she orders the SeeDs to help her lie low while the Galbadian forces search the town.
Contemplating Seifer's fate leads Squall and Rinoa into another argument over their views on life before they are given word it is clear to leave town. Unable to return to Balamb Garden, the group heads to the Galbadia Garden instead.
En route the two argue again, this time about Squall's cold attitude towards his teammates.
Squall, Selphie, and Quistis mysteriously fall unconscious, and when they awaken, Rinoa, feeling guilty for being so hard on him, apologizes. The group makes it to the Garden and learns Seifer has been announced executed.
Rinoa reveals her past with him and the SeeDs receive new orders. Rinoa pretends to be a SeeD to avoid conflict and joins Squall's group in heading to Deling City to meet their contact, Rinoa's father, General Caraway.
After the briefing Rinoa escapes the room, having discovered a rare Odine Bangle in a drawer. She rushes to Quistis to tell her of her plan to stop the sorceress by tricking her to wear the bangle said to suppress a sorceress's powers. Quistis berates her, thinking Rinoa's plan is only contrived to oppose her father.
Left to her own devices, Rinoa carries out her plan alone. She infiltrates the Presidential Residence and offers the bangle to Edea as a gift. Edea renders Rinoa under her control like a puppet, and Rinoa placidly follows Edea out onto the balcony where she is designated as a sacrifice for Edea's coronation ceremony. Rinoa insists that Squall doesn't leave her. Edea summons two Iguions to attack Rinoa, but Squall and Irvinea G-Garden sharpshooter who is to aid them assassinate the sorceress, save her.
Squall has discovered Seifer is alive and has become Edea's sorceress' knightmeaning he may have to kill him, something Rinoa feels ambivalent over. As he falls off the parade float Rinoa fruitlessly reaches out to him. The group is captured and imprisoned in the D-District Prisonbarred by Irvine who escaped. Irvine returns, acting on orders from presumably Rinoa's father, to retrieve Rinoa from imprisonment and, with tenacious convincing from her, the pair assists the rest of the group's escape from the compound.
During their capture, the group learns that in retaliation for the attack on Sorceress Edea, Galbadia has targeted Balamb and Trabia Gardens in a missile attack. Splitting into two the party attempts to prevent the attack: Selphie's plan is to sabotage the missiles aimed at Balamb Garden, while Squall rushes to warn the Garden of the impending attack. It is up to Squall to place Rinoa in either group.
If Rinoa is sent to the Missile Base she assists the group in the base's destruction, but the missiles are launched regardless. If Squall takes Rinoa to Balamb Garden, she helps him find the headmaster during a riot and activate the Garden's mobile functions to move the Garden away from the spot the missiles were programmed to target.
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After everything calms down Rinoa asks Squall to give her a tour of the Garden. The party is reunited in Fishermans Horizon where the mobile Balamb Garden crashes. Squall acts as an ambassador and enacts a formal apology, but Mayor Dobethe leader of the pacifist city, tells them to leave as their presence can only cause destruction.
Galbadian soldiers invade the town and Dobe heads off to discuss peacefully with them. The soldiers do not listen, and Dobe is rescued by Squall and his team. Grudgingly, the mayor accepts their apology, and orders the city's technicians to restore Balamb Garden to full functionality. Selphie's group reunites with Squall and for a moment Squall is almost elated, something that does not go unnoticed by Rinoa.
Rinoa and Squall sit down and talk. Squall is appointed commander of SeeD and to celebrate his friends organize a concert for his honor. If Rinoa doesn't like the band's music she argues with Squall and runs away.