- “Ow... my stomach...”
Zone (ゾーン, Zōn?) is a Non-Player Character in Final Fantasy VIII. He is the leader of the Forest Owls, a resistance faction in the Galbadia-governed nation of Timber, with members that include Watts and Rinoa.
His father, along with Watts's father, was publicly executed by the Galbadian government to set an example for other would-be rebels. In vengeance, Zone and Watts took over the Forest Owls in their fathers' stead.
Despite being the group's leader, Zone often lets Rinoa do the talking and take responsibility for the tougher tasks. He also seems to get coincidental "stomach pains" whenever much pressure is laid upon him or he is asked to participate in the more dangerous missions. One notable example of this is when he decides to let Quistis have his train ticket to escape Timber, but when she tries to thank him a bout of these "pains" comes on and he runs away.
Later on in the game, Zone and Watts end up on the White SeeD Ship. When Squall tells Zone of Rinoa's comatose state Zone becomes very angry, cursing Squall for not protecting Rinoa then running away. Despite this, he will give the player a Shiva card and a Rename Card if they give him a naughty magazine.