Rinoa Heartilly in KH3



REGISTER TO REMOVE ADS

Zettaflare

Prince of Shinjuku
Joined
Jan 2, 2013
Messages
10,558
Awards
2
Location
California
  • Anguis Union
  • Nothing's Like Before
During the credits of KH2, Leon was shown reading a letter that was implied to have been from Rinoa from FF8(due to the angel wings icon that came from the letter). Assuming that we will visit Radient Garden in KH3, as well as getting a couple of new FF characters, what do you guys think about Rinoa Heartilly from FF8 appearing in KH3.
 

kuraudoVII

D'oh, I missed!
Joined
Feb 20, 2014
Messages
1,974
Awards
1
Location
Somewhere in Castle Figaro...
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
YES! I thought it was a bit of a missed opportunity to not include her into the cast, especially since we had as much Final Fantasy VII characters as we did. I see no reason as to why they can't bring her into the next numbered title in light of that credits-scene.

For that matter, bring Laguna as well. Duodecim has already been released, there's no excuse anymore.
 

Zettaflare

Prince of Shinjuku
Joined
Jan 2, 2013
Messages
10,558
Awards
2
Location
California
  • Anguis Union
  • Nothing's Like Before
I would love to see Rinoa appear in KH3. I wonder if she is a resident of Radient Garden or is from another world.
 

Dandelion

Active member
Joined
Jun 4, 2010
Messages
3,524
Awards
52
  • O, Purest of Hearts
  • Come So Far
  • Beauty Within
  • Steadfast Heart
  • Curiouser and Curiouser
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
Riona's definitely a part of the KH universe. Leon's struggle in the first place seems to stem from losing her-

Nomura interview in the first Ultimania said:
---The red wing pattern in Squall’s back is based off of Rinoa’s image, isn’t it?

Nomura: That’s right. Well, there is a reason why Leon rejects being called Squall. I added Rinoa’s wings to imply something definitely happened in the past.
 

Max

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
May 9, 2007
Messages
5,959
Awards
43
Age
26
Location
Ohio
  • Curiouser and Curiouser
  • Taciturn Stalwart
  • Whirlwind Lancer
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • The Freeshooter
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
During the credits of KH2, Leon was shown reading a letter that was implied to have been from Rinoa from FF8(due to the angel wings icon that came from the letter). Assuming that we will visit Radient Garden in KH3, as well as getting a couple of new FF characters, what do you guys think about Rinoa Heartilly from FF8 appearing in KH3.
I must not have connected the dots about the letter, but man would that be awesome! Squall and Rinoa have some freaking chemistry, and her lively character would fit well amongst the SDG trio as well. I just hope they don't do something stupid and make her a fairy (I'm looking at you YRP)
 

Solo

Silver Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2013
Messages
4,606
Awards
12
Age
30
Location
Indonesia
  • Dandelion
  • Nothing's Like Before
  • Retired Staff
  • Master of Monologues
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
  • Bravely Default
Although I admit it would be great if she indeed show up, I hope I'm not the only one here who feel there isn't a need to show her in KH3, or at least as an integral part of the story. I would already be content with a small cameo of her.

If I recall correctly, it was mentioned in the Journal in KH1 that Leon cast Squall aside because he failed to protect home world. Now that the two events are linked (losing his home world and him knowing Rinoa), I like to think that Leon lost Rinoa for good; that would give more depth and meaning to his aside of his former self, as it not only represents his inability to defend his home, but also the people he treasure the most.

Of course, a reunion would be all fine and dandy and I have nothing against that. This was just my opinion and preference.
 

Max

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
May 9, 2007
Messages
5,959
Awards
43
Age
26
Location
Ohio
  • Curiouser and Curiouser
  • Taciturn Stalwart
  • Whirlwind Lancer
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • The Freeshooter
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Although I admit it would be great if she indeed show up, I hope I'm not the only one here who feel there isn't a need to show her in KH3, or at least as an integral part of the story. I would already be content with a small cameo of her.

If I recall correctly, it was mentioned in the Journal in KH1 that Leon cast Squall aside because he failed to protect home world. Now that the two events are linked (losing his home world and him knowing Rinoa), I like to think that Leon lost Rinoa for good; that would give more depth and meaning to his aside of his former self, as it not only represents his inability to defend his home, but also the people he treasure the most.

Of course, a reunion would be all fine and dandy and I have nothing against that. This was just my opinion and preference.
Except if that letter he received at the end of KH2 was indeed from her (which with the wings, is probable) then I don't think he actually had lost her for good
 

Zettaflare

Prince of Shinjuku
Joined
Jan 2, 2013
Messages
10,558
Awards
2
Location
California
  • Anguis Union
  • Nothing's Like Before
Although I admit it would be great if she indeed show up, I hope I'm not the only one here who feel there isn't a need to show her in KH3, or at least as an integral part of the story. I would already be content with a small cameo of her.

If I recall correctly, it was mentioned in the Journal in KH1 that Leon cast Squall aside because he failed to protect home world. Now that the two events are linked (losing his home world and him knowing Rinoa), I like to think that Leon lost Rinoa for good; that would give more depth and meaning to his aside of his former self, as it not only represents his inability to defend his home, but also the people he treasure the most.

Of course, a reunion would be all fine and dandy and I have nothing against that. This was just my opinion and preference.
But he didn`t lose her for good. They`re still in contact with each other as shown with the letter.
 

Dandelion

Active member
Joined
Jun 4, 2010
Messages
3,524
Awards
52
  • O, Purest of Hearts
  • Come So Far
  • Beauty Within
  • Steadfast Heart
  • Curiouser and Curiouser
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
For years and years. I just didn't see the point in posting a fan design.
 
Last edited:

Sign

Site Staff Manager
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2009
Messages
16,005
Awards
30
  • Ninja'd
  • In the Grid
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • Fairest of them All
  • Jiminy's Journal
It's a lovely design, but Rinoa wasn't the first name to cross my mind upon seeing it.
 

Zettaflare

Prince of Shinjuku
Joined
Jan 2, 2013
Messages
10,558
Awards
2
Location
California
  • Anguis Union
  • Nothing's Like Before
It's a cool design, but if Rinoa were to appear in the series I don't think that is what she would look like.
 

makine

New member
Joined
Aug 12, 2013
Messages
181
Awards
2
Location
χ forums and now the UX forums too
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
  • Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
It's a cool design, but if Rinoa were to appear in the series I don't think that is what she would look like.
It's a lovely design, but Rinoa wasn't the first name to cross my mind upon seeing it.
For years and years. I just didn't see the point in posting a fan design.
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN UP?!
Late 2004 to early 2005 Square held a competition to see who would make the best fanart following the theme "FFanything-2". The winner would get their design turned into render. The winner was Dion Rogers aka MUNCH, a video game designer. His submission was a conceptual design for Rinoa Heartilly of Final Fantasy VIII, if she was to appear in Kingdom Hearts II.

So, yeah...
 

Sephiroth0812

Guardian of Light
Joined
Oct 22, 2010
Messages
10,240
Awards
26
Location
Germany
  • Cloaked Schemer
  • Taciturn Stalwart
  • Chilly Academic
  • Whirlwind Lancer
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • Fairest of them All
Like if Disney would have allowed a design that shows that much skin in a KH game, lol.

Looks neat though.

As for Rinoa really appearing in KH III I'd say the chances aren't that bad as in KH 2 there were already hints towards it.

For her role though, I'd say people better not expect too much as she might just be introduced as a new member of the Restoration committee that has some interaction with the other FF cameos in one or two scenes and appears as another opponent during some coliseum/mirage arena matches.
 

Dandelion

Active member
Joined
Jun 4, 2010
Messages
3,524
Awards
52
  • O, Purest of Hearts
  • Come So Far
  • Beauty Within
  • Steadfast Heart
  • Curiouser and Curiouser
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
Late 2004 to early 2005 Square held a competition to see who would make the best fanart following the theme "FFanything-2". The winner would get their design turned into render. The winner was Dion Rogers aka MUNCH, a video game designer. His submission was a conceptual design for Rinoa Heartilly of Final Fantasy VIII, if she was to appear in Kingdom Hearts II.

So, yeah...
I knew that, and it looks great but that doesn't make it even a little bit canon.

This is the series that turned the scantily clad YRP into a hot pants wearing teeny bopping trio of friendly neighborhood something-or-others. They might think up something similar, but I don't really think so.
 

Rydgea

"contrary little shit"
Joined
Oct 21, 2011
Messages
2,451
Awards
5
Website
backloggery.com
  • News Hound
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
  • Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Ugh, I hate that craft store jean and lace design. *shiver* She's definitely reminiscent of FFX-2 Yuna and Aqua there though.

I'm going to assume the letter was from Rinoa and that all will be resolved, but we could just as easily have been trolled and it could never be mentioned again. Though, if she is from Radiant Garden it begs the question where she sent it from. What world did she escape to?
 

Sign

Site Staff Manager
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2009
Messages
16,005
Awards
30
  • Ninja'd
  • In the Grid
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • Fairest of them All
  • Jiminy's Journal
Late 2004 to early 2005 Square held a competition to see who would make the best fanart following the theme "FFanything-2". The winner would get their design turned into render. The winner was Dion Rogers aka MUNCH, a video game designer. His submission was a conceptual design for Rinoa Heartilly of Final Fantasy VIII, if she was to appear in Kingdom Hearts II.

So, yeah...
Video game designer or not, it makes no difference to me.

Again, it's a lovely design. But it's taken enough liberties with the original concept that I wouldn't be inclined to think of Rinoa at first glance. That's it.
 
Last edited:

Sign

Site Staff Manager
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2009
Messages
16,005
Awards
30
  • Ninja'd
  • In the Grid
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX
  • Ever Gentle and Kind
  • Fairest of them All
  • Jiminy's Journal
Behave yourself, children.
 
Top