Trivia: Final Fantasy VIII

  • Cultural Cross-Reference:
  • Fanon:
    • Epileptic Trees persist that Ultimecia was an alias used by Rinoa in the future. Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.
    • Squall's surname of "Leonhart" is commonly supposed to have come from his mother, whose maiden name has never been stated anywhere in the game or its supplementary materials.
  • No Export for You: Unless you have the PC version or import a Japanese PocketStation, there is no way to play the ChocoboWorld game in international releases.
  • What Could Have Been: Selphie had two additional Limit Breaks in her 'Slot' command: Percentage, a gravity-based attack - that cuts all enemies by 15/16 of their current HP. And Catastrophe - a spell even more powerful than Apocalypse. These can be accessed with a gameshark - and are seen with the Fire spell animation.
    • Rinoa's name was initially mistranslated as 'Lenore' in a lot of magazines - and her name is 'Linoa' in the French version of the game.
    • Adel was meant to be the final boss of Disc 3 - following the tradition of finishing every Disc with a sorceress battle.