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Top 10 Square Enix Couples

1) Squall + Rinoa (Final Fantasy VIII, PSone)

Who they are: A graduate student and the "princess" of a resistance faction.

Why they're the best: Squall has all the emotional depth of a fingernail, but Rinoa more than makes up for the lack of conversation with her endless jabbering about freedom, her father and her ex-boyfriend Seifer. And clearly Squall appreciates Rinoa, as he saves her not once, not twice, but three times (even going all the way to outer space to do it). Final Fantasy VIII was the first FF in which the love story drove the plot - which is weird when you consider the main characters never even exchange an "I love you." Despite the game's emotional opening sequence and its strong hints that the love story ends in tears, you can rest assured that FFVIII was Square's valentine to every gamer with a crush. If you still have doubts, just watch the ending:



What they teach us: Love means never having to say you’re sorry… or anything else, really.

For more lovey-dovey goodness, check out our videogame valentines! 

Feb 14, 2008

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4 comments

  • NeoCrimson - July 5, 2014 1:08 p.m.

    About Final Fantasy VIII: Rinoa and Seifer were not boyfriends, only had a relationship purely business. Rinoa was confused about her feelings (as Quistis to Squall) and that's why she THOUGHT loved Seifer. Rinoa in the game NEVER says and ensures that Seifer was her boyfriend.
  • megamanshredder - April 16, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    I can't believe Fei and Elly from Xenogears arent on here..thats the best one!
  • SolarPoweredShitMachine - February 21, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    Didn't Squall go all the way into outer space and save Rinoa just to hand her over to the authorities in order to save her again?
  • IsaacFenix - August 23, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Wow, how nostalgic. I remember playing FFVIII as a kid, it was the first game for my first system. Too bad I never beat the final boss, and now the game is bugged on the second disk (>.<). Guess I'll never beat it now. Also, that was a great ending. I don't know if it was all the extra time I put in it (damn level grind), but that has to be the best game ending I've ever seen (which isn't saying much for every game I've played between that one and now). BTW-- How can this article have no comments?!?! Seriously, two years and nothing? Well, guess I just fixed that problem.

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