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Here's why. From Squall's perspective, Rinoa has a bubbly personality that can cheer him up and add excitement to his life. Also, she is. and then Rinoa interrupts him. There are also several hints that suggest Seifer and Rinoa were a couple before Squall met her. What do u guys. Rinoa clashes with Squall and Quistis for what she perceives as a cold and lost her mother at a young age and having a strained relationship with her father.
He is afraid to show them, or to let anyone in. As long as Rinoa was there, pressuring him, he hid within himself and remained distant. However, the moment she is gone, as with many people in the real world, the saying of "You don't know what you have until it's gone" came true. He felt extreme guilt over being so distant, over pushing her away, and when she was gone, he wanted nothing more than to have her around again. It's a very common thing that can happen.
Squall's personality type is also very common in the world amongst people who lost those they cared about when young.
Squall's care for people is not something he is oblivious to or something riding in his subconscious. He understands it fully there's just no hint that he has emotions on such a deep level for her. It's a very common thing in real life as well, denying your feelings completely, so as not to fall "victim" to them.
Seifer after the SeeD's battle against Edea, and Squall after he lost consciousness in a timeless void. Story I like it like this. 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. He hasn't "broken any rules" so to speak.
When Squall decides to go break Rinoa out he is, for the first time in the game, putting someone ahead of his duty's. This is an often over looked, but very powerful sign in the transformation of Squalls personality. When Squall does break her out, he immediately embraces her, which only makes sense by this point in his personality development.
Squall is a very complex character and his level of depth in character development is admittedly easily overlooked. However, it IS there, and when you find it you realize just how well written it is. IX's romance is undoubtedly the most realistically done out of the four games, no question.
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Zidane actually acting like the average teenager only makes it even better. The story happens in literally a few weeks.
I don't know, taking a comatose person and leaving without notice whatsoever seems like he'd be fired of that Commander title.
The whole SeeD thing didn't really amount to anything in the story other than giving Squall a background. The main focus is the relationship between Squall and Laguna, past, present and future. When I've read his first sentence, I thought this Snow guy got it right. Then I've read his second sentence and found out he gets it even least than most people!!!
The main focus of the game, it's the importance of relationships. And I don't just mean love there. It means the importance to be with others, to depend on them at times, and to let them depends on you.
Seifer's relationship with Rinoa?
As such, the characters of Zell, Selphie, Irvine and Quistis are also very important. Here's a little list of events in-game, in order: Squall doesn't even want to listen - Zell freaks out because Balamb Garden might get under attack because of him. Yet again, Squall is not very supportive, but at least this time he lets Zell vents out.