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A SeeD cadet training to be a mercenary at Balamb Garden. He was a lone wolf, who shunned away others, until his encounter with Rinoa helped him gradually open up and ultimately embark on a journey to defeat the evil sorceress.
Squall wears a black leather bomber jacket over a white deep V-neck t-shirt which parts down the middle of his chest, black pants, and white fur trimming along the collar and top of his pants. He wears a Griever pendant and has a Griever belt buckle. A sash partially covers his right leg.
His alternate costume is the military-style SeeD uniform he wore in Final Fantasy VIII during his graduation ceremony. It consists of a black jacket with gold trim fastened by a belt, black pants and knee-high black boots. The jacket's cuffs are red with silver shoulders connected by a chain across the chest.
Shortly after entering the new world, Squall was recruited by Edgar to investigate for the Returners. The party encounters him while traveling through a series of caverns to investigate a local Torsion. Though he is aware of what they are doing, he brushes off their concerns and continues on his own.
The party, concerned for his safety, follows. Squall argues with them, calling them amateurs and warning them to leave as the caves are dangerous. Cloud and Rem protest that they are soldiers like him and that they are fighting because they want to protect their friends and homeworlds. Squall remains skeptical and points out that they're all risking their lives based solely on Mog's claims, but refuses to answer questions about his client beyond the job he hired Squall for. Cloud nods and suggests everyone continue on. Squall finally hesitates, as the monsters beyond are too dangerous, and agrees to assist them while they're there.
He is unsettled by Y'shtola, who teases him by finishing his sentences and seems to have insight into his private fear of losing others, which reminds him of Rinoa. Later, Hope stops him to talk about Mog and whether or not sealing the Torsions will really protect the world. Squall doesn't have the answers Hope is looking for, but admits he's just trying to survive long enough to see his friends again.
Because his recruitment event was initially optional, Squall does not appear in the main story until Chapter 8, where several flashback scenes show him interacting with the others in earlier chapters. Seifer is aggravated when Squall arrives after a fight in Imber Manor, offended that Squall hadn't bothered to make his presence known back in the Lost Kingdom.