History Headscratchers / FinalFantasyVIII

11th Feb '17 9:50:38 PM duomas
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*** I also believe it is more of a subtle hint as to how advanced Esthar's space program is. Squall asks to see Ellone, the Esthar officials didn't think to warn him it's in space because space travel is so mundane and commonplace to them. Look at their routine when it comes to picking up passengers from the lunar gate. Space travel to them would be like air travel for us.
27th Dec '16 10:33:16 AM Zaptech
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*** That would be the case if Garden was a genuine military installation, but it's pretty clear that, despite training and arming mercenaries, the Gardens are little more than fancy colleges. They don't have guards or perimeter security, their campus is open even at night, and they're having an open social function at the same time where guests can just walk in. Most likely, Quistis and Squall just assumed Ellone was a party guest who got separated from fancy bodyguards and wandered somewhere she shouldn't have, since they're obviously not thinking like soldiers on a secured military base but students at a university campus (where the courses happen to be about violence and the application thereof).
25th Dec '16 7:59:46 AM thatsnumberwang
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*** This does of course all lead into the question as to why Squall and Quistis didn't do anything more than ''stare in bemusement'' when they rescued Ellone in the training centre. If you need any more explanation as to why she was removed from her official post, Quistis stood there and did absolutely nothing as a complete stranger (Read: intruder) got into trouble in their highly dangerous area full of monsters (Read: trespassing) and get carried away by two uniformed strangers (Read: intruding soldiers who may or may not be enemies). The correct response here is not ''huh, how weird,'' its ''halt, who goes there?''
25th Dec '16 5:37:16 AM thatsnumberwang
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23rd Oct '16 6:54:28 PM nombretomado
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** Ellone is not a sorceress. The game says as much: when Odine and Laguna are explaining their plan to kill Adel and ride Time Compression to the future, they specifically state Rinoa and Adel are the only two. Odine is the world's foremost scientific expert on sorceresses, so if anyone would know, it's him. Ellone was ''originally'' a candidate to replace Adel, but Odine instead performed experiments on her when he found out about her powers. The game (or at least the transcript on GameFAQs) says he found something in her electric brain patterns, so apparently she just has some kind of quirk psychic power.

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** Ellone is not a sorceress. The game says as much: when Odine and Laguna are explaining their plan to kill Adel and ride Time Compression to the future, they specifically state Rinoa and Adel are the only two. Odine is the world's foremost scientific expert on sorceresses, so if anyone would know, it's him. Ellone was ''originally'' a candidate to replace Adel, but Odine instead performed experiments on her when he found out about her powers. The game (or at least the transcript on GameFAQs) Website/GameFAQs) says he found something in her electric brain patterns, so apparently she just has some kind of quirk psychic power.
22nd Oct '16 7:54:26 PM dlchen145
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** No matter what, there will be a second that he is on earth, and then another second when he is in space. Squall is just so BadAss that he didn't need to think twice on taking the trip. He heard where he needs to go, and said "fuck it, lets do this thing!"

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** No matter what, there will be a second that he is on earth, and then another second when he is in space. Squall is just so BadAss badass that he didn't need to think twice on taking the trip. He heard where he needs to go, and said "fuck it, lets do this thing!"
24th Sep '16 5:12:38 PM fearlessnikki
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** As for his memories, maybe Ultimecia herself awakened them. Perhaps the brainwashing she put on him involved reawakening his memories - or at least giving him access to Edea's - to make him trust her? When Ultimecia possesses Edea, she automatically has access to the woman's memories. So she must know that Seifer was in her care at one point, and Edea may also have known about his dream to be a sorceress's knight.
11th Sep '16 9:16:09 PM PaulA
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** This isn't the first time people have made that choice in fiction. OrsonScottCard wrote a story called ''Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus'' which takes revisionist history seriously by employing time travel. Three people go help Columbus get off on the right foot with the natives, with the end result of ''completely erasing'' the timeline they came from. Somehow, through the democratic process, the people in that timeline ''voted'' in favor of this mass suicide, believing that the revised timeline would be better. Or so they hoped. ''They'll'' never know.

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** This isn't the first time people have made that choice in fiction. OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard wrote a story called ''Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus'' ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'' which takes revisionist history seriously by employing time travel. Three people go help Columbus get off on the right foot with the natives, with the end result of ''completely erasing'' the timeline they came from. Somehow, through the democratic process, the people in that timeline ''voted'' in favor of this mass suicide, believing that the revised timeline would be better. Or so they hoped. ''They'll'' never know.
12th Jun '16 4:27:56 PM JoieDeCombat
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*** Ellone specifically states that she can't use her power on someone she's never met - it is a plot point that, having never met Rinoa, she can't send Squall into Rinoa's past. There's no way she could've sent Rinoa into Julia when she'd never met either of them, especially given that Squall was nowhere near Rinoa the first time Ellone sent him into Laguna's past, nor was Rinoa ever included in the instances that happened after that.
10th Jun '16 4:05:49 PM Toadofsteel
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** There's another possibiltiy, when Squall was being uploaded into Laguna, perhaps Ellone inadvertently sent Rinoa into her mother at the same time. Rinoa had left quite an impression on Squall at the graduation dance, meaning there was some form of emotional connection beginnng to grow before that point (on Squall's end, at least), and notably the first thing Squall has to do upon arriving in Timber is wake up a sleeping Rinoa. She may have not felt it to be more than dreaming about her deceased mother, and thus not brought it up.
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