Squall Leonhart is one of the heroes fighting on the side of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. A cold taciturn youth who wields a gunblade, a weapon part sword and part gun. He is a master of combos, able to chain together a myriad of attacks. Squall is a loner who is focused on finding the crystals and defeating his nemesis, Ultimecia. During his travels he is torn between fulfilling his duty and protecting his friends, Zidane and Bartz, who are being targeted by Ultimecia's allies.
Squall's primary attire is a combined interpretation of both his original outfit from Final Fantasy VIII and the outfit in his Amano artwork. He wears a black leather bomber jacket over a white shirt with black pants and white fur along the collar and top of his pants. He also bears his Griever pendant around his neck, with a Griever buckle on one of his belts. A small sash partially covers his right leg.
Squall's first alternate costume is "SeeD Uniform," a military-style outfit with a black jacket with gold trim held closed by a belt, black pants and knee-high black boots. The jacket's cuffs are red with silver shoulders connected by a chain across the chest.
Squall's second alternate costume, "Steely Blade," is is based on Amano's artwork of Squall. He wears a sleeveless black tank top with fingerless gloves, a chain is wrapped around his left arm, and the belt, sash, pants, and boots from his original outfit.
Squall's DLC costume is his appearance in Kingdom Hearts as the twenty-five-year-old "Leon." He wears a short-sleeved black jacket over a white t-shirt, black leather pants with zippers running down the leg, black shoes and gloves, and has three belts wrapped around his left forearm and four belts wrapped around his waist. He still has the Griever pendant, but sports a different Griever belt buckle than his previous outfits, and has red Griever emblems on the sleeves of his jacket. Squall's hair is also longer and differently styled. The DLC costume is available as a bonus costume included with the April 2011 issue of V-Jump magazine in Japan, and with the European-exclusive Legacy Edition of Dissidia 012.
Squall's manikin version, Transient Lion, is purplish-pink.
Squall's fighting style is Relentless Revolver. Squall specializes in swift, multi-hit combo attacks that rapidly drain the opponent's Bravery. His melee attacks have low range, but execute quickly and do heavy damage. Even his magic attacks let him hit multiple times, and can set opponents up for melee strikes. As a downside, Squall has few ranged attacks, and his magical abilities are only mid-ranged. All of Squall's HP attacks require a moment for him to charge before attacking, giving the opponent time to dodge.
Attacks opponent with an upward swing to send them in the air, then follows and strikes three more times, sending the opponent to the ground. Can Wall rush when attacking for extra damage.
Fire an ice bullet. It has long range and a fair bit of homing.
Slashes opponent at close range with four quick slashes, then stab upwards and shoots three times, sending them flying. Can initiate a chase
Fires a stream of lightning that draws the opponent closer.
Fires four magic projectiles, and then forms a stream of lightning. Can combo without hitting. Can initiate a chase
Spins toward the opponent to strike them and slam them downwards. Can block long-ranged attacks and break some guards
Strikes opponents with three slashes to knock them around, then floats above them and stabs them repeatedly. Has short reach, but executes quickly and has decent tracking. Can Wall rush when attacking for extra damage.
Fires several ice shards that turn into lightning strikes when they slow down. Can combo without hitting. Can Wall rush when attacking for extra damage.
Fires three fireballs that spread out and track opponent with weak homing.
Swings gunblade to surround self with orbs of energy horizontally, then detonates them. Can block some long-ranged attacks and has a slight absorbing effect
Surrounds Gunblade in a field of energy and extends its range, then slams it into the ground.
Surrounds Gunblade in a red aura and charges forward. Can be steered, and can be lengthened for a long period of time by holding [Square]. It can be ended prematurely if used toward a wall but if timed right can Wall Rush for additional damage.
Jumps up, then speedily charges toward the opponent, can Wall Rush for additional damage while charging.
Swings Gunblade to surround self with orbs of energy vertically, then detonates them. Can block some long-ranged attacks and has a slight absorbing effect
EX Mode - Lion Heart equipped!
Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Doubles Critical Hit Rate while in EX Mode
Increases range and damage. Also causes his Brave attack, Solid Barrel, to become unblockable
All Squall's physical attacks inflict twice the normal amount of individual hits.
The player must tap the R button in time with icons on a power meter to fire the Gunblade's gun mechanism and increase the damage of Squall's attacks on the enemy. The finishing blow Lion Heart slashes the opponent causing a shockwave