Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)
Quistis Trepe: They told me that I failed as an instructor. Basically, that I lacked leadership qualities. I was a SeeD by the age of 15, got my instructor licence at 17... It's only been a year since I got it... I wonder where I went wrong... I did my best... Are you listening?
Squall: Are you done yet...? I don't want to talk about it. What am I supposed to say about other people's problems?
Quistis Trepe: I'm not asking you to say anything. I just want you to listen.
Squall: Then go talk to a wall.
Dr. Odine: You vant to go outside? You vant to fisticuffs?
Rinoa: Gosh, you're such a pessimist. There are no guarantees in the future. That's why TODAY, the time we have now, is important. Squall, we wanna help you, as much as we can, for as long as we can. We all love you. There, I said it. Please don't freak out. We just wanna live, y'know, live through this time with you, together.
Rinoa: Keep it in the back of your mind. Call on us whenever you need to. We'll be waiting.
Sorceress Edea: Poor, poor boy...
Seifer: Stay away from me!
Sorceress Edea: Such a confused little boy. Are you going to step forward? Retreat? You have to decide.
Seifer: Stay back!
Sorceress Edea: The boy in you is telling you to come. The adult in you is telling you to back off. You can't make up your mind. You don't know the right answer. You want help, don't you? You want to be saved from this predicament.
Seifer: Shut up!
Sorceress Edea: Don't be ashamed to ask for help. Besides, you're only a little boy.
Seifer: I'm not... stop calling me a boy.
Sorceress Edea: You don't want to be a boy anymore?
Seifer: I am not a BOY!
Sorceress Edea: Come with me to a place of no return. Bid farewell to your childhood.
[Squall's standard response to any statement/question]
Quistis Trepe: [to Seifer] You're the squad leader. Good luck to you.
Seifer: ...Instructor. I hate it when people wish me luck. Save those words for a bad student that needs them, eh?
Quistis Trepe: Okay, then. Good luck, Seifer.
Squall: [after a Laguna dream sequence] I dreamt I was a moron.
Squall: Just another stupid story by a boring adult.
Rinoa: Oh, what an easy life it must be, just to follow orders...
Squall: As long as you don't get your hopes up, you can take anything... You feel less pain.
Laguna: It's gonna blow! Run for it!
Squall's thoughts: I liked him... wasn't really a bad guy... He was one of us... Seifer... You've become just a memory. Will they... Will they talk about me this way if I die, too? Squall was this and that. Using past tense, saying whatever they want? So this is what death is all about... Not for me. I won't have it!
Quistis Trepe: What's wrong, Squall?
Squall: I won't have it!
Selphie Tilmitt: Are you MAD?
Squall: I'm not having anyone talk about me in past tense!
Martine: Failure is not an option.
Selphie: Irvy Kinnepooo! I'll make you happy!
Squall's thoughts: Women... I don't understand them.
Edea: Enough play! SeeDs must die!
Zell: [after Seifer insults him] Friggin' hell...
Seifer: Show me what you got, Squall! Let me add another scar for ya!
Selphie Tilmitt: Hey Everybody! Love! And! Peace!
True Ultimecia: I am Ultimecia... Time shall compress... all existence denied...
Zell: We're SeeDs! We're trained to kick the sorceress' ass!
Laguna: Ultimecia's inside Adel. Exactly as she wanted. Ok, this is the showdown folks! Time compression is about to begin. 'Love, friendship, and courage'! Show 'em what you got!
Seifer: Shut your damn mouth, chicken-wuss!
Seifer: I have a chicken wuss and a guy who's just reached puberty in my squad!
Rinoa: Hey, you're the best looking guy here. You wanna dance with me?
[Squall doesn't answer]
Rinoa: Oh, I get it. You won't dance with someone you don't like. Look into my eyes: you're-going-to-like-me, you're-going-to-like-me...
[Squall looks at her]
Rinoa: Did it work?
Squall: I can't dance.
Rinoa: Is that your grandfather, Zell?
Zell: Yeah, he fought in the last Sorceress War. He was a real fighter. He was tough, in control of every situation and always kept his cool.
Squall: So, basically, the opposite of you.
Zell: Yo, Squall! Why you dissin' me?
Rinoa: [during a long silence] I don't understand.
Squall: I don't need you to understand me.
Rinoa: What? I was talking about the music. I love this piece and I can't stand what they're doing to it.
Zell: Dont these Galbadians know a GF when they see one? Argh... lets just take it!
Cerberus: ...PRETTY CONFIDENT!
Zell: [after the Ragnarok starts to fly] I can imagine Selphie now saying, "Woohoo, we're Flying!" with Irving sitting right next to her.
Selphie Tilmitt: [they go to the bridge] Woohoo, we're flying!
Squall: I'll be all right, Matron. 'Cause I'm not alone.
[At Edea's house, Squall thinks of Rinoa while she's in a coma]
Squall: First time we met was the day I became a SeeD. We met again... in Timber... We had a lot of arguments at first. But in time, things began to change. You were looking at me... You smiled when our eyes met. It made me feel calm, tranquil. Rinoa... Give me another chance.
[Squall thinks some more in Balamb Garden]
Squall: Rinoa... You feel so cold. Are you going to be like this forever?... Isn't there anything I can do? You were so full of life. Now you don't even make a sound... I want to hear your voice. This is like talking to a wall. Rinoa... Call my name.
[On his way to Esthar to save comatose Rinoa. Talking to Rinoa]
Squall: I... sure have changed. I wonder what everyone's doing...? They're probably laughing at me. Or maybe they're angry...? What do you think? To tell you the truth... I worry too much about what other people think of me. I hate that side of me... That's why I didn't want anyone to get to know me. I wanted to hide that side of myself. I hate it. "Squall is an unfriendly, introverted guy." It made it easy for me when people perceived me that way. That's a secret between you and me. Got that? Rinoa...
Rinoa: We're gonna make it home, right?
Squall: We can only hope.
Rinoa: When we get back... We won't be able to stay together, huh?
Squall: ...Maybe. No one can predict the future, there are no guarantees. Those were your words, Rinoa.
Quistis Trepe: Squall... When you jumped out into space, you didn't think about anything else, did you?
Squall: That's right.
Quistis Trepe: I wonder if there's anyone who'd do the same thing for me?
Quistis Trepe: Rinoa forces herself into your world, no matter how many walls you put around yourself, Squall. I knew I couldn't compete with her. The only issue was whether you would make a place for her... And you did, pretty quickly. You've changed, Squall. It's like Rinoa's the only one on your mind. Good thing this wasn't before the exam.
[On the Ragnorak, comforting Rinoa]
Squall: [in his thoughts] I don't know what to do... This is just another crossroad in my life. But, for the first time, I don't know which way to go. I've come this far because I've... fallen for you... Rinoa... Now... am I just supposed to let you go...?
[Rinoa is about to be put to sleep in order to prevent her sorceress powers from awakening]
Squall: Rinoa! Don't go!
Rinoa: ...Thanks, Squall. But I have to go...
Rinoa: ...Oh... I still have your ring.
Squall: You keep it.
Rinoa: You sure?
Quistis Trepe: Ahh... Excuse me, we're flying?
Zell: I hope this ain't the case but, I can picture Selphie in the pilot seat, and...
Quistis Trepe: ...Selphie screaming, "Whoo-hoo, we're flying!"
Squall: And standing next to her, a very excited Irvine...
[They go to the control room]
Selphie Tilmitt: [at the pilot's seat] Whoo-hoo! We're flying!
Irvine: Selphie's just amazing!
[Squall is trying to free Rinoa from her cell]
Squall: Rinoa, hold on! I'll get you out in a sec!
[punches the cell]
Squall: What am I supposed to do? Come on!
[Pulls out his gunblade. An FMV shows the wires being cut. Rinoa is free. Squall and Rinoa embrace each other]
Rinoa: Squall, don't! I'm a sorceress!
Squall: I don't care.
[at Edea's House]
Selphie Tilmitt: Hmm, I don't get it.
Squall: Get what?
Selphie Tilmitt: I never imagined you two would end up together. I mean... You guys are complete opposites. So I didn't think Rinoa's straight-forward approach would work. I'm glad I was wrong!
[at Edea's House]
Rinoa: What'll become of me?
Squall: Don't worry about it. There've been many good sorceresses. Edea was one. You can be like her.
Rinoa: But Edea's still... I can't guarantee anything, either, if Ultimecia possesses me again... You saw me. She controlled me in outer space and made me break Adel's seal. What might happen next time? What will I end up doing? Will I end up fighting everyone?... Scary thought, isn't it?
Squall: [to himself, in his thoughts] Rinoa... Even if you end up as the world's enemy... I'll... I'll be your Knight.
Rinoa: If I fall under Ultimecia's control again... SeeD will come kill me, right? And the leader of SeeD is you, Squall. Squall's sword will pierce my heart... I guess it's okay if it's you, Squall. Nobody else. Squall, if that ever happens...
Squall: That's enough! I'll never do anything like that. The sorceress I'm after is not you, Rinoa.
[In the Ragnorak Meeting Room, anytime after Squall gets his Card from Laguna, and he decides to talk to Laguna, Kiros, and Ward]
Laguna: Let's talk when it's all done. I have a lot to tell you... Well, if you don't want to hear it, I'll understand.
Kiros: Ward says, "Good thing you don't look like your father."... You look very much like your mother.
[at Edea's House]
Zell: Oh... sorry.
Squall: About what?
Zell: I'm sure you want to be alone with her... So, Squall... I never thought you were the roma... Ah, you know...
Rinoa: What about you, Zell? That girl in the library...?
Zell: What? I don't know what you're talking about!
Rinoa: All the girls in the Garden know about it. I noticed right away, too.
Zell: Hey, this isn't about me!
[He leaves, with Angelo, Rinoa's dog, following him]
[at Edea's House]
Irvine: Ahh, this is good. This is very good!
Irvine: See this bruise here? I had to put up with Rinoa's kicks and punches for you. So, seeing you two like this makes it all worth it.
Rinoa: I'm sorry, Irvine.
Irvine: Hey, don't worry about it. Okay, I'll leave you two alone now.
Irvine: Squall... When you jumped out into space, you got me thinking... I wondered whether I could do something like that. You were like a hero. Hey, so where's the heroine?
Squall: Rinoa is a sorceress now. She received Matron's powers. An escort from Esthar came to pick Rinoa up. Rinoa's in Esthar now.
Selphie Tilmitt: We have to go get her!
Quistis Trepe: Was she taken by force?
Squall: No. It was Rinoa's decision. She was scared about being a sorceress... Scared of being feared... hated... Scared that no one would want to be around her... She said she couldn't handle that.
Quistis Trepe: Didn't you try to stop her, Squall?
Squall: It was Rinoa's decision. What right do I have to object?
Quistis Trepe: Oh! Stop that! What are you talking about? Why did you go all the way out into space to save Rinoa? To hand her over to Esthar? So that you might never see her again? No, right? Wasn't it because you wanted to be with Rinoa? You're a fool.
Squall's thoughts: A fool, huh?... Maybe. What am I doing...? I may never get to hear Rinoa's voice ever again... What the hell am I doing? What can I do?... Of course...
Quistis Trepe: Have you decided?
Zell: Heading to Esthar, right?
Squall: Pandora whatever and Sorceress Adel are out of my hands. I don't even know where to look for Sis. The only think I know is Rinoa. The only thing I want to do for sure right now is for Rinoa. We're going to get Rinoa back!
[Squall finds Irvine's magazine lying on the ground]
Squall's thoughts: This looks like the place Irvine was talking about.
Rinoa: Ohh, a naughty magazine.
Squall's thoughts: [silently groaning] I thought he was kidding.
[Rinoa gets Squall to go to the concert. There, he meets Irvine by the ramp to the stage]
Irvine: So, she convinced you, eh? Looking good together. So like... I found this place. It's perfect for you guys.
Squall: Give me a break...
Irvine: It's by the stage. You can't miss it. I left an old magazine there. You can thank me later. Have fun. Just let it all out tonight.
Squall: Oh man. This guy is sick. Are you finished?
Irvine: I might be there later with a special someone, too.
[Irvine runs over to Selphie, but Squall walks over to him]
Irvine: Come on, man. I'm about to make my move.
Selphie Tilmitt: What's up?
[Selphie walks away, and Rinoa laughs at Irvine's failure]
Squall: Oh well...
Irvine: Geez... Thanks a lot!
Squall: What Ellone said under her breath was... "You're my only hope." Why do people depend on each other? In the end, you're on your own. I've made it this far by myself. Sure, I couldn't do a thing when I was a kid... I've depended on others, but... I'll be the first to admit that I'm here because of other people.
[Ellone leaves while Squall contemplates some more]
Squall: I'm fine by myself now. I have all the skills I need to survive. I'm not a child anymore. That's a lie. I don't know anything. I'm confused. I don't want to depend on anyone. How can I do that? Someone tell me... Someone? So I'll end up depending on others after all.
Quistis Trepe: What's going to happen to Seifer?
Squall: He may already be dead.
Rinoa: How can you be so casual? I feel... sorry for him.
Squall's thoughts: ...Feel sorry? Seifer would hate to hear that.
Rinoa: What's so funny? You're terrible! So... why do you think Seifer may already be dead?
Squall: Because... The president of Galbadia and the sorceress joined forces. Seifer attacked the president. It's no surprise that Seifer may have been killed because of it.
Rinoa: Even so! I still hope he's alive.
Squall: Think what you want... Reality isn't so kind. Everything doesn't work out the way you want it to. That's why... As long as you don't get your hopes up, you can take anything... You feel less pain. Anyway, whatever wish you have is none of my business.
Rinoa: ...You're mean. MEANY!
Squall's thoughts: What's with her...?
Rinoa: You know, you just surprised me. You looked and sounded so happy to see them.
Squall's thoughts: Huh?
Rinoa: It was the first time I've seen you so honest. It was... really sweet.
Squall: I was just happy to see that they were alright. What's so surprising about that? Is there something wrong?
Rinoa: No! There's nothing wrong! They're your comrades, but moreover, they're your friends.
Squall's thoughts: ...Friends, huh...?
Rinoa: Hey Squall, would you have been worried about me, too? Y'know, if I were with them instead?
Squall's thoughts: What? Why is she asking me this? I don't know.
Squall: I... ahhh... I don't know. Umm... maybe... I don't know.
Rinoa: Oh my gosh! You're turning red!
Squall's thoughts: What...? No I'm not.
Rinoa: You're so cute! Taking it so seriously!
Squall's thoughts: The heck? Why is she toying with me?
Rinoa: Catch you later, Squall!
[Squall gives a speech to Balamb Garden during the Battle of the Gardens against Galbadia Garden]
Squall: ...Everybody. This is Squall. How's everyone doing? You're all probably too tired to even stand up after all the fighting. But I want everyone to listen to me... We still have a chance to win, and I need your help. This is going to be our final battle. We're going to attack them before they come in again. To do that, we're going to head straight into their Garden. So I want everyone to prepare for a major collision. Take care of the junior classmen. Irvine, Quistis, Zell and Selphie will lead the attack into their Garden. As for everyone else, please support them if you can. SeeD was formed to fight the Sorceress; at least, that's what I heard. And Garden was created to train SeeDs. So this battle is Garden's destiny and also our destiny. It's a grueling battle and I'm sure you guys are all exhausted. But I don't want to have any regrets. I don't want anyone to look back and regret this day. So just this once, I want you guys to give everything you've got! For yourselves and for me!
[Nida rams Balamb Garden into Galbadia Garden]
Zell: Ohhh yeahhh! We're in!
Quistis Trepe: Ready guys?
Selphie: You betcha!
[All at the same time]
Irvine: For me and Selphie!
Quistis Trepe: This is it! For the world!
Selphie: For Balamb and Trabia!
Zell: It's payback time!
[Galbadian soldiers approach them]
Zell: Let's rock!