"Why don't you try to show a little more passion...? You know, like me!"

Zell Dincht is a playable character from Final Fantasy VIII.

Hometown: Balamb
date of birth: march 17
age: 17
height: 5'5
eye color: blue
hair color: blonde
weapon: gloves
limit break: Duel

Zell acts as a foil to the game's leading protagonist, Squall Leonhart. His loud and energetic personality is meant to balance with Squall's own cold and silent personality. Zell is a master of hand-to-hand combat and prefers to let his fists guide him out of situations his mouth can't.

Appearance & Personality:
Loves the hot dogs sold in the Garden cafeteria. Uses close combat fighting skills to defeat enemies with punches and kicks.

Scan description:
Zell is very short and slim, something that aggravates him, and has uniquely styled spiky blond hair, bright blue eyes, and is the complete opposite of the game's main character; Squall Leonhart, personality-wise. He’s energetic, loud, overconfident in his own abilities, and attempts to make friends with everyone he meets. Also, he is usually in some kind of trouble with either the Disciplinary Committee or the Garden Faculty for breaking the rules; running through the halls, riding T-Boards on Garden premises, etc. It's these characteristics that provide most of the game's comic relief, with some of the other characters mocking Zell's strength and abilities, most specifically Seifer Almasy who insults him relentlessly throughout the course of the game. Though he is sort of an easy target, with his mouth going faster than his brain.

Zell Dincht in Balamb Garden:
Another trait of Zell's is his undying love for hot dogs (or flavored bread in the Japanese version) from Balamb Garden's cafeteria. It is a running joke however, reminiscent of many high school themed anime and manga series, that the demand for them is extreme, and there are never any left for Zell by the time he shows up. He does manage to finally get a surplus of them at the end of the game, and immediately starts choking on them from eating too quickly. An important factor in Zell's life is his adoptive (although he's unaware that he's adopted until later) family. He seems to have a close and loving relationship with his mother and is a very prominent figure among Balamb city, as pretty much everyone there knows him. Zell also expresses a deep respect and admiration for his (adoptive) grandfather, who used to be a soldier, and aspires to become just like him (it is hinted that this is his main motivation for wanting to be a SeeD). He even keeps his grandfather's old rifles in his neatly-ordered room.

Another important feature of Zell's is that, in a military academy where most people use a certain weapon, Zell chose to use only his hands and feet as weapons. Zell is a consummated martial artist (and somewhat of an acrobat as well), and his skills are unsurpassed by anyone in Garden. Not being one to think things through too much, Zell will not back down from any challenge or confrontation, and will always stand up for what he believes is right, although this does not mean that he's reckless, as he knows his place in a battlefield and follows orders without hesitation.

"You tell us to go, we go. Even if it's a losing battle."

Contrary to what most believe, Zell is quite actually a model cadet (being one of the four who managed to pass the SeeD exam), and has a deep interest in history and actual events. When arriving to a key location, Zell will offer a quick explanation of the history of the place. Although Zell does not appear to have a romantic relationship with anyone in the game, a minor subplot hints to him having a reciprocal attraction to a girl who works at the Garden's library, and he is seen with her at certain times.

Zell's honor and integrity are prominent features of his character, his behavior certainly fits that idea. Zell becomes furious when Seifer disobeys the orders during the SeeD examination. He also becomes angry with Irvine when the sniper starts "coming on strong" with the girls of the group. When he is captured later, he valiantly defends Quistis and Selphie from the abusive prison guard. Zell is also very loyal to his friends and is not afraid of saying so. When Edea is no longer possessed by the sorceress, Zell volunteers to be her escort. Clearly, Zell has an honorable heart. (Though that's not to say that he doesn't yell, scream, and curse when others do wrong.)

Zell wears a black vest with red designing along the zipper, black beater underneath that, long baggy jean shorts, and black and red tennis shoes. He is also very distinguishable by a large black tribal tattoo on the left side of his face. He has been shown wearing his SeeD uniform as well, not appearing to mind doing so as it represents his status as a SeeD, a quality he holds in very high regard. He also is shown wearing the SeeD cadet uniform during the Final Exam, though he wears it with the sleeves rolled up and the jacket halfway unzipped, revealing a white t-shirt underneath, to distinguish himself.

limit break attacks:
Punch Rush
Heel Drop
Mach Kick
Dolphin Blow
Meteor Strike
Burning Rave
Meteor Barret

Armageddon Fist - Zell's most powerful limit and one of the most powerful in the game. If used properly it can defeat all but the strongest bosses with one use. To perform the Armageddon Fist, simply use Zell's two weakest moves (Punch Rush <--> Booya or Booya <--> Heel Drop) in rapid succession. It only takes fractions of seconds to input each command, and with the proper stats each move does around 5000 HP damage, critical hits reaching the 9,999 damage cap.

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Seifer AImasy

Report | 12/03/2010 11:55 pm

Seifer AImasy

Not as lame as you!
Ageless Mosukito

Report | 09/21/2010 1:06 pm

Ageless Mosukito


Report | 09/16/2010 12:45 pm


"Maybe. I'm friends with Quistis."

Report | 09/05/2010 2:09 pm


Seifer AImasy

Report | 09/04/2010 3:49 pm

Seifer AImasy

What do you want?
The Real Raijin

Report | 07/22/2010 11:01 pm

The Real Raijin

Your invite to a massive square-enix cosplay gathering
Seifer AImasy

Report | 07/16/2010 11:11 am

Seifer AImasy

Kiros Seagill

Report | 07/13/2010 1:26 pm

Kiros Seagill

Careful where you point those fist Mister ^_^
Someone might get hurt...
oerba yun fangg

Report | 07/06/2010 2:00 pm

oerba yun fangg


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ooc~ Great Zell RP! :3

Naruhodo Wright

Report | 04/23/2010 2:37 pm

Naruhodo Wright

Excuse the random comment, I'm only a passer by. I Just wanted to say you've done a great Zell cosplay.


Zell's seed outfit