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Breakdown: Identifying with Squall Leonhart

Squall Leonhart is one of those Final Fantasy characters that people either love or hate. Okay, they either like him, or hate him. No one really loves the guy. I’m sure some do, but I’m generalizing for the sake of a stupid joke, so go with it. Squall isn’t too popular, and it’s likely because he’s cold and aloof. The thing is, when Final Fantasy VIII first came out, I hated it…until I beat it, then I immediately played through it a second time, because I realized how much I loved it.  If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you may remember that I’m a sucker for a good romance in a video game, and Final Fantasy VIII had that.  You may question just why Rinoa ever fell for Squall in the first place, or whether or not Squall was living during the majority of the game.