"A free spirited witch who is guarded by her loyal hound and powerful magic."


Rinoa Heartilly is a heroine and character representing Final Fantasy VIII.

In the original title she headed the Timber resistence group the Forest Owls and its after hiring SeeD to help in her opperations that she meets Squall and after a rocky start began to fall for the young mercenary.

Despite her sweet disposition she has a reputation for being bossy and irritable when shortly after waking up.


Rinoa's default costume is identical to her original design in Final Fantasy VIII;  a long, sleeveless, blue rib-knit duster sweater that has a pair of white wing designs on the back. She wears matching rib-knit arm warmers, a black tank top, a denim button-up skirt, a black ribbon on her left arm, and black bike shorts that have zippers going down the front and a pair of silver buckled black boots. In EX Mode Rinoa recieves a pair of off-white angel wings and her Pinwheel changes to Shooting Star.

Rinoa's first alternate outfit Ivory Gown is based on the dress she wore to the SeeD Ball . Where she wears an off-white sheer fabric halter dress, her signature necklace, a bracelet on her right arm, and white shoes.

Rinoa's second alternate outfit, Gold Duster is based on the artwork of Yoshitaka Amano, wearing a yellow red variant of her original outfit with beaded bracelets worn over her am warmers and several translucent sashes along her arms and waist.

His Manikin is violet and called the Transient Angel


Rinoa's fighting style is described as Bewitching Familiar, which combines aerial witchcraft with support from Angelo on the ground. Angelo can be targeted by attacks and will stop his current action when struck.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Range Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Blaster Missle Ground Long Physical Chargeable, launch blaster edge at enemy in a straight missle format. Deals more damage when closer and breaks guard when fully charged. Chase, Guard Crush
Boomerang Blaster Ground Mid Physical Launch Blaster Edge in a boomerang format dragging the enemy to you with a circle motion. Quick and chains easily to faster attacks like Angelo Fang. N/A
Angelo Fang Ground Close Physical Command Angelo to strike the enemy with multiple dash attacks. Causes a delay with Angelo attacks if it misses. Wallrush
Angelo Patrol Ground Close Physical Command Angelo to stay near Rinoa and launch at the enemy with a charging tackle when they approch. N/A
Demi  Aerial Long Magical Conjures an expanding field of gravity at enemies location crushing them for intense damage if they are trapped inside. Absorb
Meltdown  Aerial Mid Magical Charge then blast enemy with a concentrated beam of flames from Rinoa's hands, burning through the enemy and blasting them far off into a wall. Tracks until beam is fired. Guard Crush, Wall Rush
Water  Aerial Long Physical Launch a bubble at the enemy as a quick projectile which bounces on walls, upon contact it will contain the enemy and slam them into the ground. Wallrush
Aero  Aerial Long Magical Summon a small twister and send it sailing at the enemy, weak homing but deals multiple strikes and reflects projectiles. Chase, Magic Block
Pain  Aerial Extreme Magical Rinoa snaps her fingers and a rune appears on the enemy doing an instant single hit of light damage. Fairly weak but fast with infinite range. Wallrush

HP Attacks

Name Type Range Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Angelo Rush Ground Mid Physical Hold down square to charge Angelo, letting go will cause Angelo to launch forward in a highspeed tackle. Hold down to deal more damage and cover a larger distance. Highspeed and damage, low vertical tracking. Wallrush
Angelo Strike Ground Close Physical Command Angelo to attack enemy, he will lunge at them grabbing them lifting the enemy into the air and flings them viciously into the ground. Fast but short ranged. Wallrush
Angelo Cannon Ground Long Physical Launch Angelo at enemy from Rinoa's Blaster Edge, High projectile speed with vertical tracking. Can be held down indefinately. N/A
Ultima Aerial Long Magical Summon a ring of explosions which contract around the enemy and trap them in an energy field dealing heavy damage. Wallrush, Absorb
Flare Aerial Mid Magical Throw a cluster of energy spheres which spread out before halting and linking together into a web with arcs of energy generating a large explosion. N/A
Holy Aerial Long Magical Conjure a ring of six white magic orbs which will trail the enemy in a line then impact to create an explosion sacred magic. Strong homing. N/A

EX Mode - Angel Wing

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Rate while in EX Mode
Triple EX Ability Rinoa can consecutively cast BRV spells three times without any delay.
Invincible Moon EX Ability Activates by Pressing R+[Square] Angelo will stay stationary conjuring a barrier around Rinoa reducing the damage of enemy attacks to 0 and preventing Rinoa from flinching. Lasts until Angelo is called to attack or is attacked by the enemy. Can only be activated on the ground.
Wishing Star EX Burst Rinoa whistles for Angelo and jumps on his back rocketing knocking them into the EX space, They will then rush the enemy from 8 different angles then upon completion Rinoa will cast Meteor blasting the enemy with a shower of shooting stars from the background.


Rinoa can equip Throwing Weapons, Rods, Daggers, Staves, Poles, Robes, Clothes, Hairpins, Ribbons, Hats and Bangles.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Valkyrie 30 BRV -22
ATK +42
DEF -2
Assist Gauge Boost+5% Trade: 61,000 gil, Boomerang, Scarletite x1, Angel's Desire x5
Cardinal 90 BRV -35
ATK +65
DEF -2
Assist Gauge Boost+10% Trade: 158,000 gil, Valkyrie, Electrum x1, Angel's Dream x5
Shooting Star 100 BRV -42
ATK +70
DEF -2
Assist Gauge Boost+15%
Snooze and Lose ability
Trade: 182,800 gil, Cardinal, Pet Pals Special Issue x1, Angel's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Pet Pals Special Issue

Being a witch can be a cruel fate, but with love you shall persevere.


When Rinoa is faced in battle during story mode, Premonition plays as the default background music.


  • Rinoa's weapon names are used by Ultimecia in the actual releases.

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