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Balamb Garden, Balamb
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Cold, brooding, and withdrawn, he refuses to let anyone into his life. He doesn't shrink away from what he considers duty and despite how much he resents the leadership role, he is the first to ensure what needs to get done gets done. His responsibility and clear mind lead others to trust and follow him and, even though he doesn't much care for it, he has become quite popular at the Garden. He can be difficult at times but he was born a leader and courageous to no end.
Squall grew up in an orphanage, along with some other people who go to the Garden. They were looked after by Edea. Though he remembers little of this past, it causes him to develop into an emotionally detached, highly cynical and introverted boy; his original goal is to go through life without any emotional links or dependencies. It is later revealed that his deliberate detachment from his companions is a defensive mechanism to protect himself from emotional pain, like he experienced when his older sister figure at the orphanage, one of the sole emotional supports in his early life, was forcibly separated from him.
Squall is known as a "lone wolf" by his peers because he never shows his feelings and even comes off as cold to his allies. His superiors, such as his teacher, Quistis Trepe, consider him difficult to deal with but greatly respect his natural talents. He is also known to be stoic in many situations. When he first meets Rinoa, she coerces him into dancing with her at the SeeD graduation ball. He awkwardly bumps into other party-goers while staring constantly at his feet with a look of confusion. Rinoa, however, perseveres in partnering him, and Squall eventually reveals that he's quite capable of dancing, as it is a mandatory aspect of his training.
Squall is unwillingly dragged into the role of the hero when Cid, headmaster of Balamb Garden, appoints him as leader of the academy. He is often thrown into a leadership role though he doesn't want the job of being leader, as is evident in the Timber and Galbadia missions. During a late battle against Galbadia Garden, Squall demonstrates some leadership difficulties, which are tied to his lingering isolationism. Likewise, other characters make efforts to pull him out of his isolation and Rinoa expends a lot of energy to pursue a relationship with him. It takes considerable time for him to accept the others' offered friendship. As time progresses, he grows more comfortable with the leadership role, especially when it comes time to defeat Ultimecia.
He has a distinct rivalry with Seifer Almasy. Seifer is the source of the scar he has across his face, and it's Squall who is responsible for giving Seifer a mirrored scar across his. When Squall and Seifer are supposed to be cooperating they are usually squabbling with each other. When Seifer joins with the Sorceress, Squall must fight him several times. Though through all of this it can't be helped that Squall feels an underlying camaraderie for Seifer and mourns him in his own way when he believes him to have been executed after kidnapping President Vinzer Deling.
Upon defeating Ultimecia, as his comrades are pulled back from time compression into their own respective places in the timeline, Squall takes a detour back to the orphanage, where he encounters a younger Edea. Since she does not want to involve any of the children, Edea absorbs the dying Ultimecia's powers as part of the cycle of sorceresses (a sorceress must pass on her powers to a successor before she is allowed to die peacefully). Squall plants the ideas for Garden and SeeD in her mind, creating an origin paradox in which he must become the leader of Balamb Garden so that he can make it to that point again.
Squall Goes to Conventions
~Squall's Closest Friends~
You are the first and only Quistis I have known in all of Gaia. You're so caring, and despite my outward attitude you always try and reach past that and get to the real me, even though I don't think that exists. You have remained my friend despite everything I've done, and even though I don't get along with your husband I hope we can remain friends for a long time. Thank you for everything...
The Lady of Spira
- Where to start... Yuna you're a great friend, even to a person like me. You are there if I need someone to listen, and you can make me laugh when no one else can. You're a great roleplayer (whither or not you admit it) who can keep up with the likes of me, and keep a story going. I think of her every time I get on Gaia, wondering if she'll be there to play. I could keep going about you, Yuna, but it would wear my fingers to the bone. Thank you Yuna...
Rikku Master Theif
- Rikku, you hyper little Al Bhed, your great ideas brought us together, and that's how it stayed for many, many months. Rikku is the reason I met all my friends, and to her I am also very thankful. I wait for her to get on and I am sad when she gets off. You're wonderful Rikku.
Guardian Sir Auron A.K.A. THE LEGEND LIVES
Sir Auron... One of the best men I have met my whole life. Honorable, kind hearted, strong, and knowledgeable. He is everything one looks for in a Guardian and I envy those who had the privilege to be in his company. Sir Auron, I hope that I could be half the person you are, thank you for being around to influence us and give us advice. And I hope you return to those who need you soon.
Par, Par, Par, what can be said about him? He is a wonderful friend, a great enemy, and a good fighter to boot. He is always good for a skirmish if you need one, but on the complete reverse a good person to talk to because he would listen. Paragon, you are both sides of the spectrum, but that is what makes you you. Never change for anyone.
To my dearest Red, you have been around since I came to this place, and have remained my friend through all of it. I may not have much to say, but I do have a lot of heart in it. To my puppy friend I hope you many happy days of Gaia and thank you for showing me to this wonderful place.
What can be said about you that isn't already said in your icon? You're a crazy girl, but your fun and witty at the same time. You're a fangirl for many people and sometime that gets a little scary, but I don't mind it anymore. You're my first friend when I moved, and your the only one who kept in contact, even though I didn't do my part to do the same. You're a wonderful person to hang out with and I'll miss you, but we'll always have Gaia.
The Apathetic Princess
Larxene, despite what people say about your character, you're nothing like that at all. You're like an older sister to many people and I respect that highly. You're very truthful when you need to be, somethings brutally honest, but caring when the time calls for it. I enjoy being in your company around the thread and I pray that nothing ever drives you away from it.
Art given to me from friends.
From Yuna and her Friend.
Gijinka Ninetales for me from Cyanide Kittens
Typhlosion Gijinka in the style of Squall by oegiap
A Modmas 2011 present from aBlackPie
A Rejected Olympics 2012 freebie from A Tea Party For Two
A Rejected Olympics 2012 freebie from Kuyusi
A Rejected Olympics 2012 freebie from Anon Mistletoe
Free art from purplegnomes
Free Halloween 2k12 art from Quiris
Free Halloween 2k12 art from LeV Oblivion
Free Halloween 2k12 art from Amithyst Stonewall
Free ponified avi art from Modmas 2k12 from Auspicious Rainbow
Modmas 2k12 art from Jask Skelingclaws
Modmas 2k12 art from Vanishing Potion
Summer Event 2k13 The Gaia Stalker