Quistis Trepe is a main protagonist in Final Fantasy VIII. Quistis was the youngest instructor of SeeD at Balamb Garden. She travelled with Squall and his companions to defeat the Sorceress Ultimecia. She has her very own fan group named after her called the Trepies, and she also has her own interest in cards herself, being the King of the Card Club.
Quistis' base attire is her ingame appearance - a zipped vest that extends to just above her hips, which also features a low fold-over collar rimmed with gold. Over her arms she has dark brown arm warmers with brown gloves. Quistis also dons a long salmon skirt with a silver waistband and black pants, a brown belt and black shoes. In EX Mode she equips her Save-The-Queen Whip and gains a slight 'Aura'
Quistis' alternate costume is her SeeD Teaching Uniform. She dons her black blazer and red undershirt plus glasses, with her matching black skirt and boots.
Quistis' Manikin is called Transient Teacher and is coloured purple
Quistis' fighting style is called the Merciless Whip. Her attacks consist of high-speed combos designed to attack and trap enemies. Quistis is suited more for hit-and-run tactics than a full frontal assault, utilizing both her quick attacks and her lightning speed to keep her out of harm's way. She is weaker offensively, but makes up for it with her speed and the bonuses granted to her in EX Mode.
Quistis whips her enemy for minor BRV damage. If the attack hits and the Circle button is pressed again, Quistis will initiate a quick combo, dealing slightly more damage.
Quistis fires a barrage of bullets that home in on the enemy.
Quistis splits her whip into several sections (similar to Garland's sword) and strikes the opponent from behind several times.
Fire is launched from Quistis' mouth in a wide arc as long as the button is held down. The longer the Circle button is held, the shorter the flame becomes until the flame eventually dies out.
Bolts of lightning surround Quistis, causing consecutive damage for a short period of time.
Similar to Cloud of Darkness' Tentacle of Suffering (After Two Hits). Quistis lashes her whip around in a violent frenzy, creating a sphere that damages the enemy multiple times.
Quistis shoots a thin ray in a circle surrounding her which erupts into a wall of flames that engulfs the enemy.
Quistis fires a laser from her eye. If the Square button is held down, Quistis can aim the laser until it connects with the enemy or the attack is interrupted.
Quistis sends miniature missiles to soar into the sky and come crashing down on top of the enemy, creating tiny explosions in a field where the missiles land.
Beams of light shoot out from Quistis' body, consecutively homing in on and striking the enemy one by one.
EX Mode - Crisis Level 4
Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Doubles Critical Hit Rate during EX Mode
Quistis' takes less damage and cannot be staggered
Beams of light spring from the ground, damaging the enemy for minor BRV damage. Quistis begins charging her magical energy and a bar appears on the screen. The Square button must be held until the bar reaches 250%. If it is successful, Quistis unleashes her ultimate Blue Magic spell- Shockwave Pulsar. If unsuccessful, Quistis will instead unleash Degenerator, lowering the enemy's HP by 1/4.