Top Fifty Final Fantasy Characters
39. Squall Leonhart, FFVIII
My main reason for liking Squall is that he’s unintentionally hilarious. For a long time, he seemed pretty indifferent about everything. A lot of his lines in the game included some variation of “whatever” and “piss off; I don’t give a shit.” (I may have exaggerated slightly on that second one.)
But his cold indifference doesn’t last through the whole game. He slowly starts to care about people, and eventually fights to protect them. It’s kind of sweet to watch this immature, indifferent young man grow up a little and start to see the significance and meaning in relationships with other people. It’s easy to keep a distance from other people and to go through life dependent on only yourself. It may be lonely and sometimes sad, but it’s easy. Bringing yourself to trust other people with your feelings and maybe even your physical well being is what’s difficult. Witnessing Squall realize those friendships were worth the trouble and risk he took in letting those people into his life was warming to my otherwise ice-cold heart.
And of course Squall has that gunblade and an awesome limit break. :)