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The way I see it, as long as you come out of the battle alive, you're one step closer to your dream.
—Seifer Almasy

Seifer Almasy is a temporary playable character and one of the main antagonists in Final Fantasy VIII. He is the rival of the main character Squall Leonhart and is the mirror image of him in many ways.


One of the top fighters of the Garden. His temperament kept him from becoming a SeeD member. Uses a gunblade.
Scan description as a player character

Seifer is famous around Balamb Garden for being skillful in battle, but his stubborn, arrogant, reckless, and unpredictable nature has kept him from completing the SeeD exam. Aside from Squall, Seifer is the only gunblade specialist in the Garden. Even though they both brandish a gunblade, Squall and Seifer's fighting styles are different, with Squall wielding his with two hands, whereas Seifer uses his single-handedly. Seifer's Triple Triad card is a mirror of Squall's, both having the same numbers.



Seifer has short blond hair, blue-green eyes and a scar across his forehead and nose received from Squall as retaliation during a duel. Seifer wears a blue vest with a cross design lined in white, a gray coat with an emblem resembling the symbol of the Cross of Saint James on the sleeves, black gloves and boots and a silver chain with a tag. The cross is Seifer's symbol as much as the angel wings are Rinoa's and the Griever is Squall's.

As Squall's rival Seifer's appearance is directly opposite in many ways. His hair color is light, as opposed to Squall's brown. His chin is square whereas Squall's is oval. The color scheme of their clothing is opposite, as well as their coat lengths. Both have a facial scar inflicted during a duel; the scars are mirror images with Seifer's pointing up-left (from his point of view) while Squall's points up-right.

His choice of attire of a white coat with a red cross may allude to the real world Knights Templar.

In Kingdom Hearts II, Seifer wears a gray long sleeveless coat with a short blue vest that shows his lower abs, brown baggy trousers with a matching brown tie and black combat boots. He wears a black bonnet hat with a gray Chinese design at the center.


Seifer Dream

Seifer and his dream.

There are many parallels between Seifer and Squall. Even though they are rivals battling to prove their superiority, they have an unspoken respect for each other's prowess. Seifer is a loud and outspoken rebel, while Squall is a silent, strict follower of duty. Both are nigh-equally skilled in using the gunblade, but Seifer's temper often leaves him losing to Squall. Seifer's friends, Raijin and Fujin, call themselves a "posse", whereas Squall is a loner.

Although he is belligerent and rude with delusions of grandeur, Seifer is troubled rather than bad. He is twisted by the sorceress's power, and pursues a warped version of his dream, although the degree to which he is controlled or influenced by her power is left ambiguous.


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Seifer as a child in Edea's Orphanage.

Seifer is an 18-year-old orphan who was born during the Sorceress War and sent to Edea's Orphanage. From a young age he bullied the other orphans, especially Zell. He was enrolled in Balamb Garden where he studied to become a SeeD. Seifer would forget his past in the orphanage due to the memory loss using Guardian Forces causes.

Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania reveals that when Seifer was a child, a popular movie was released about a sorceress who defended her country, and the knight who protected her. The film was Seifer's favorite, and inspired his dream to become a Sorceress Knight himself, copying the selected weapon and battle pose of the actor who played the knight in the film.

At Balamb Garden, Seifer would form the Disciplinary Committee with his friends Fujin and Raijin, abusing their power to give fellow students punishment and detention. Seifer became a rival to Squall Leonhart, who had also grown up in Edea's Orphanage before being enrolled in Balamb Garden, although neither remembers this. Of all the Garden students only Seifer and Squall chose a gunblade as their specialized weapon, and it can be presumed the two would often duel to hone their skills.

Squal versus Seifer

Squall and Seifer sparring.

Even though Seifer had great potential to become a SeeD, his behavior made him fail the exams, and he was labeled a "problem child". Seifer developed a "romantic dream" about becoming a Sorceress Knight and borrowed several books from the Balamb Garden library related to the subject. When he was seventeen, Seifer dated Rinoa Heartilly, a girl working in a resistance group to free the occupied nation of Timber. By the age of eighteen, Seifer is in instructor Quistis Trepe's class, but has little respect for his young teacher, and openly defies her.

On the morning of a SeeD exam Seifer and Squall duel on a rocky field near Balamb Garden and Seifer casts a Fire spell sending Squall to the ground. He strikes at Squall's face, giving him a bloody scar. As Seifer lets his guard down, Squall retaliates, leaving a mirrored scar on Seifer's face.

For the SeeD field examination on that day, Squall and Zell, with Seifer as their leader, form Squad B in the Siege of Dollet. Seifer begrudges having Squall and Zell in his team and declares that the Squad B rule is to follow his command. Unlike the others Seifer does not wear the the cadet uniform for the mission, and during the boat trip to Dollet acts indifferent and bored when Xu explains their objective, dissatisfied his squad was not given a more important task than securing the central square.


Seifer and his squad arrive.

Upon arriving to Dollet Seifer leads his squad to their post on the central square, and upon clearing it of enemy soldiers becomes frustrated with the following idleness. They spy the Galbadians heading to the mountains toward a radio tower, and, acting on impulse, decides to abandon their assigned position, with Squall and Zell following behind. Seifer goes on ahead leaving Squall and Zell behind when Selphie Tilmitt catches up with the them, bearing a message to the squad leader.

Seifer single-handedly clears the radio tower of soldiers before taking the elevator to the top, where the squad finds Biggs and Wedge activating the tower. Selphie delivers the withdrawal order to Seifer, announcing they only have 30 minutes until the boats will leave. Seifer is furious they are ordered to withdraw when there are still enemy forces around, but is unwilling to be left behind. He again abandons his team to make his way back to the beach on his own, leaving Squall, Zell and Selphie to fight the X-ATM092 sent to pursue them.

Everyone makes it back to the beach to withdraw in time, and upon arriving in Balamb Harbor Seifer complains about his squad members' incompetence to Fujin and Raijin who had arrived to greet him. Seifer takes the SeeD Personal Carrier Vehicle back to the Garden leaving Squall and Zell to walk their way back. The exam results are announced, but because of Seifer's disobedience during the engagement he fails and grudgingly applauds Squall, Zell and Selphie, all of whom pass.


Seifer takes the President Vinzer Deling hostage.

While Seifer is sent to be disciplined for his actions Squall, Zell and Selphie are assigned their first SeeD mission: to aid the resistance faction Forest Owls free the occupied nation of Timber. Rinoa, whom Seifer had introduced to SeeD to hire them, is a member of said faction. Having heard of this mission, Seifer breaks out of the discipline room injuring many in the process, and embarks to assist the Forest Owls by holding the President of Galbadia hostage during a broadcast from the Timber TV Station. Backed into a corner and watched on by Squall, Zell, Selphie and Quistis—Seifer's former teacher who had been sent to retrieve him—Seifer is saved by Sorceress Edea. Appealing to Seifer's darker side, she convinces him to follow her. Seifer is announced executed by the Galbadian government and Rinoa reveals her past with Seifer to Squall and his party.

Seifer is believed dead until he shows up in Deling City, standing at Edea's side having become her Sorceress Knight. Squall, with their new ally, Galbadia Garden sniper Irvine Kinneas, had been assigned to assassinate the sorceress during her welcoming parade. Despite having been saddened by the news of his death, Rinoa acts indifferent when informed Seifer is alive but that he may soon be killed by Squall. Edea blocks Irvine's shot with a spell and Squall breaks into the sorceress's parade to fight her one-on-one. Seifer stops him and, declaring his new status as hero and Sorceress Knight, fights Squall. After Seifer's defeat, Squall fights Edea who casts Ice Strike, piercing Squall's shoulder and rendering him unconscious.


Seifer tortures Squall for information on SeeD's intended purpose.

When Squall comes to in Galbadia's D-District Prison, he is transported to the torture room by Seifer who interrogates him for the truth about SeeD. Edea wants to know why the SeeD persecute sorceresses, but Squall, who knows SeeD only as a general mercenary force, does not understand the question. While Squall later escapes with his friends, Seifer, now head of the Galbadian Army (formerly headed by Fury Caraway), takes over Galbadia Garden under Edea's orders. Enabling the Garden's mobile functions he embarks on a search for a girl named Ellone whom his sorceress wishes to find.

Galbadia Garden intercepts a similarly airborne Balamb Garden over the Centra continent near the ruins of Edea's Orphanage. With Seifer as commanding officer Galbadia Garden launches a full assault on Balamb Garden. The Balamb students and SeeDs turn the battle and infiltrate Galbadia Garden. Squall and his party confront Seifer, who is defeated and left unconscious and disgraced on the floor.

Squall's party defeats Edea who relinquishes her sorceress power to Rinoa, who, being possessed, revives Seifer and orders him to raise the Lunatic Pandora. During the entire ordeal Edea had been possessed by a sorceress from the future, Ultimecia, but it is unknown at what point Seifer learned of this. Edea is no longer a sorceress yet Seifer continues to follow Ultimecia's orders. Ultimecia wishes to destroy the world via time compression, but it is unknown if Seifer knows of her true goals.

Under Ultimecia's orders Seifer has the G-Forces resurrect the Esthar weapon Lunatic Pandora from the depths of the ocean. Restoring the device to active status he directs the pillar to be placed upon Tears' Point, precipitating the Lunar Cry that decimates Esthar City and brings Sorceress Adel's tomb down from the orbit to be a new host for Ultimecia. G-Forces recover Ellone from the Lunar Base escape pod crash site, and Seifer holds her hostage inside the Pandora for Ultimecia's use while waiting for Adel to recover.

Squall and his party invade the construct with an Estharian airship. The toils have taken their toll on Seifer, as his hair is unkempt and his coat is blackened and falling apart. As the G-Forces begin to question their loyalty to Seifer, Fujin and Raijin, who up until now had followed him loyally, beg him to stop, and release Ellone.


Seifer defeats Odin.

Seifer claims it is too late to go back, and wishes them a good life as Fujin and Raijin depart and leave him to his own devices. Squall asks if he's still going to continue "with this knight thing" to which Seifer replies he's retired and now considers himself a young revolutionary, saying he's going to make it to the goal since he's come so far with no interest in sharing it with Squall. The two engage in battle and if Squall has obtained Odin, Seifer bisects him when he is summoned and Gilgamesh takes his place, knocking Seifer down.

Despite his defeat, Seifer captures Rinoa and offers her to Ultimecia in the body of her new host, Sorceress Adel. Seifer flees the scene as Squall's party intervenes. After Squall's group defeats Ultimecia within Adel's body, Ellone helps Ultimecia cast time compression allowing Squall to reach her era and defeat her. Seifer returns to Balamb Town with Fujin and Raijin where they spend a day fishing together. Raijin catches a fish and Seifer throws down his fishing rod in frustration, but Fujin kicks Raijin into the sea. Seifer laughs before looking up at the passing Balamb Garden with a smile on his face, implying he has put his hatred of them to rest and moved on.

Spoilers end here.



Originating as a temporary player character, Seifer is later fought four times as a boss. Seifer is playable for the first portion of the Siege of Dollet during the SeeD exam. All the magic the player draws into his junction is passed onto Selphie after he leaves.

Seifer has an affinity to Fire, as every time he uses his Limit Break he starts off by casting a fire spell at his target in similar fashion as seen in the game's opening FMV, although it is merely part of the animation and non-elemental, and thus not the same as casting Fire with the Magic command. Fire spells are also drawn from Seifer during the encounters with him as a boss.


FF8 Hyperion Render

Seifer wields a gunblade. His particular model is Hyperion, featuring a pistol handle based on the Beretta M9, rather than the revolver handles favored by Squall. The Hyperion might be lighter than Squall's Revolver, as Seifer holds it with one hand.

While Seifer is a playable character, pressing the trigger button when he strikes will boost his damage.

Limit BreakEdit

Fire Cross

Seifer starts his Limit Break with Fire spells.

Seifer's Limit Break is Fire Cross. While there are three skills Seifer can use, only the first, No Mercy, can be used by the player. The other two, Demon Slice and Bloodfest, are used during battles against the player.

Unlike the other player characters, Seifer can use his Limit Break without having to be in HP Critical; the chance it becomes available is at 84% or lower from his max HP.


LV HP Str Vit Mag Spr Spd Luck
1 275 3 2 2 5 15 12
10 812 10 8 9 10 18 13
20 1400 17 14 15 16 21 13
30 1980 23 19 21 20 24 14
40 2553 29 24 26 25 27 15
50 3117 34 28 30 28 30 16
60 3674 38 32 34 32 33 16
70 4223 41 34 38 34 36 17
80 4765 44 37 41 36 39 18
90 5298 46 38 43 37 42 18
100 5823 48 39 45 38 45 19


Seifer is fought as a boss four times in the story. He uses Fire-based attacks and gains new Limit Breaks every time he is encountered. If the party has Odin a cutscene will occur the last time Seifer is faced. Seifer is the only enemy in the game who has the rare spell Aura available for drawing.

Triple TriadEdit

Seifer Card
TTSeifer Element None
Refine 1 refines into 3 Diamond Armors
Drop N/A
Card N/A
Level 10 (Player Card) Win Cid in Balamb Garden or Edea's Orphanage.
CC Group in the Ragnarok airship on disc 4.

Other appearancesEdit

PocketStation memorycard iconsEdit


An icon sprite of Seifer appears in the PocketStation memorycard file manager.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Seifer is mentioned in the Museum under Odin's entry, where it is mentioned Seifer countered the Zantetsuken and bisected Odin. Several references to Seifer also exist in Dissidia Final Fantasy; Squall fights with a faster, one-handed style similar to Seifer, and begins his EX Burst by striking his opponent in an upside-down cross, similar to Seifer's Bloodfest Limit Break. Seifer appears as the name of a Ghost card, a Level 100 Ultimecia bearing the Green Gem and GF Eden battlegen items.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Seifer is mentioned in the Mognet letter sent by Mohnny, who describes him as one of the disciplinary committee who wears a gray coat and swings his gunblade. The mail is sent the next day in conjunction with the previous letter about Balamb Garden (see here).

Attack of the Disciplinary Committee
Like you told me, I was trying to avoid bumping into the disciplinary committee, but this guy in gray coat is swinging his Gunblade at his posse, telling them to run after me! I'm a harmless animal, I swear!

The player may reply either "Just run!", "Hide and see what happens!" and "Stand your ground!" The option asks "Wanna help" on top.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

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Theatrhythm Seifer
The head of Balamb Garden's Disciplinary Committee and yet the most problematic student within its walls. Despite his superior fighting skills, Seifer's belligerent attitude and inability to follow orders have left him famous for being unable to pass the SeeD exam. When he crashes one of Squall's missions, he is caught by the sorceress Edea and turned against the Garden.
—Online description

Seifer is obtained by collecting Gray Crystal Shards.

Seifer is a Defense oriented character, mirroring Squall.

Level HP CP Strength Magic Agility Luck
1 241 6 17 16 14 15
10 961 11 38 37 32 35
20 1760 17 61 59 52 57
80 5979 50 185 180 158 173
99 6399 50 198 192 169 185

iOS statsEdit

Level HP Strength Magic Agility Luck
1 241 A C B A
99 6399 A C B A


Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Mirage (Lv1) 3 Initial
Counter (Lv1) 5 Initial
Weapon Break (Lv1) 3 Level 5
Mirage (Lv2) 5 Level 20
Weapon Break (Lv2) 6 Level 40
Counter (Lv2) 10 Level 60
Weapon Break (Lv3) 10 Level 70
Mirage (Lv3) 7 Level 75
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
HP Up (Lv1) 4 Level 10
Wind Rhapsody (Lv1) 5 Level 15
Strength Up (Lv1) 5 Level 25
Lance (Lv1) 8 Level 30
Wind Rhapsody (Lv2) 10 Level 35
Strength Up (Lv2) 10 Level 45
HP Up (Lv2) 8 Level 50
Lance (Lv2) 14 Level 55
HP Up (Lv3) 14 Level 65
Wind Rhapsody (Lv3) 16 Level 80
Lance (Lv3) 20 Level 85

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

Seifer returns as an unlockable playable character, and must now be unlocked by collecting Purple Crystal Shards.

He is an Offense and Defense oriented character.


Level CP HP Strength Magic Agility Luck Stamina Spirit
1 7 245 15 10 12 15 15 8
50 35 4392 124 81 95 122 124 65
99 50 6506 181 118 138 178 181 95


Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Chakra (Lv1) 5 Initial
Counter (Lv1) 5 Initial
Mirage (Lv1) 3 Level 5
Berserk (Lv1) 5 Level 20
Scare 6 Level 25
Counter (Lv2) 10 Level 30
Chakra (Lv2) 9 Level 35
Mirage (Lv2) 5 Level 40
Brace (Lv2) 5 Level 55
Berserk (Lv2) 10 Level 60
Counter (Lv3) 16 Level 65
Chakra (Lv3) 13 Level 70
Mirage (Lv3) 7 Level 75
Brace (Lv3) 7 Level 90
Berserk (Lv3) 15 Level 95
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level Learned
Dark (Lv1) 2 Level 10
Stamina Up (Lv1) 4 Level 15
Dark (Lv2) 4 Level 45
Stamina Up (Lv2) 8 Level 50
Dark (Lv3) 6 Level 80
Stamina Up (Lv3) 14 Level 85

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Seifer appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Seifer Sprite Brigade
Though extremely skilled, his belligerent attitude and unwillingness to follow orders have kept him from passing the SeeD exam, making him an eternal SeeD-in-training. Harbors an intense rivalry with his fellow gunblade wielder, Squall.
—Character Description

Seifer appears as a summonable Legend depicted in his default Final Fantasy VIII outfit. His abilities are Bloodfest, Demon Slice, Firaga and Zantetsuken Reverse.

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

Seifer ATB
This reckless Balamb Garden disciplinarian really has a knack for failing exams.

Seifer is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content, he uses the No Mercy ability during battle.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Seifer
A SeeD candidate with uncanny abilities, Seifer's recklessness and unwillingness to follow orders prevented him from passing the SeeD exam. He harbors a fierce rivalry with Squall, his fellow gunblade-wielding SeeD candidate.
—Official description.

Seifer is a playable character who could be recruited during the Challenge Event Gunblade of the Sorceress as the First Time Reward for completing the event's stage Master Room, Part 2 in In the Garden track. Similarly to the Challenge Event Balamb Garden, the SeeDs of Conflict, Seifer's rival, Squall, is also the First Time Reward for completing a stage where the final encounter was also against Norg.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 227 11 11 7 9 8 20 20 92
10 883 27 34 14 20 20 20 20 97
20 1,613 46 55 24 33 33 20 20 103
30 2,342 65 74 35 48 47 21 21 108
40 3,072 84 92 46 64 61 21 21 114
50 3,802 103 110 57 80 75 22 22 120
FFRK Seifer MC

Seifer can use Black Magic spells up to rarity rank 2, Combat abilities up to rarity rank 5, Support abilities up to rarity rank 3, Knight abilities up to rarity rank 5, and Darkness abilities up to rarity rank 5.

His default Soul Break is No Mercy which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical damage to one target. The sword Hyperion (VIII) allows Seifer to use Demon Slice which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical damage to all targets and sometimes Paralyzes them. The armor relic 'Seifer's Coat' unlocks the Soul Break ability Bloodfest, allows Seifer to hit all enemies 4 times while also increasing the party's RES.


Seifer can equip the following weapon types: daggers and swords. The sword Hyperion (VIII) allows Seifer to use Demon Slice.

He can equip the following armor types: shields, hats, helms, light armor, armor, and bracers.

He can equip accessories.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Seifer appears in the trading card game of Final Fantasy and is represented by four cards. They are Lightning-elemental, despite Seifer being associated with Fire in Final Fantasy VIII.

Triple TriadEdit

184x Seifer

Seifer appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit


A younger version of Seifer appears in Kingdom Hearts II. He is the leader of the Twilight Town Disciplinary Committee, together with Fuu and Rai, and is idolized by Vivi for his strength. Seifer is known for being a top Struggle fighter, who also likes street brawls. Seifer calls Roxas "chicken wuss", which he calls Zell in Final Fantasy VIII.

In DiZ's simulated Twilight Town, he is a rival of Roxas and his friends, while in the real Twilight Town, Hayner is his main rival since Roxas never met Seifer from the real Twilight Town. He is antagonistic toward Sora, but after he saves Seifer's gang from the Nobodies, Seifer gives him the Struggle Trophy, an unspoken sign of respect. Although his rival Squall (under the name of Leon) appears in the series the two never meet, though they retain their trademark scars.

Seifer is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the Japanese version and by Will Friedle in the English version.

Gunslinger Stratos 2Edit

GS2 Seifer

Seifer's costume was released in November 2014.



Seifer could be based on the Semitic root s-y-f, seen in Arabic سيف (seif), Hebrew סיף (sayif), and Maltese sejf meaning "sword" or "saber". "Seifer" is also a variant of the name Siegfried (meaning victor); a common German first name.

Almasy may derive from the common Hungarian family name Almásy (pronounced [ɒlmaːʃi]). It means "related to or from [the land] of apples". The word "Almasy" may be based on the Arabic word (which has the same pronunciation) ألماسي, which means "made from diamond". Refining Seifer's Triple Triad card yields Diamond Armor.

Cifer, Seifer's German name, comes from Cipher, a type of encryption normally hard to read or understand without the original producer's clues. The spelling was most likely changed because Seife is the German word for "soap," thus Seifer can be understood as an agent noun "soaper."


  • Seifer uses a power similar to magic, though in-game information confirms he does not use real magic, but chi-based attacks.
  • The red cross usually worn by Seifer is a variant of the Cruz de Santiago (Cross of Saint James), the emblem of an ancient Spanish order designated to protect the European pilgrims from the Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Seifer is the second-eldest character from the "orphanage gang," the eldest being Quistis.
  • Although Seifer forms a posse with Fujin and Raijin, the player never gets to fight all three of them in the same battle.
  • Seifer uses the more traditional meaning of "romantic," which can cause some confusion over the meaning of his "romantic dream".
  • During the parade, Seifer is usually seen on the float with Edea during the FMVs, however, he appears to have momentarily vanished for one scene.
  • On May 30th, 2012, official website for Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary, in the character section dedicated to Final Fantasy VIII, Seifer's katakana was correct while his English name was translated to "Sephiroth." As of May 31st, 2012, Square Enix corrected the error.


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