Rinoa Heartilly is one of the main protagonists in Final Fantasy VIII by Squaresoft (later Square-Enix) which was released in 1999 for the Sony Playstation and later ported to PSN as a PSX Classic. She made also appearances in Final Fantasy Spinoff games such as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (2012), Final Fantasy: All The Bravest (2013) and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (2014).

Rinoa is accompanied by her pet dog Angelo which can become a supportive character during battles sometimes, she uses wrist mounted ranged weapons like a pinwheel, her ultimate weapon is the Shooting Star.

Rinoa_Heartilly Final Fantasy VIII

Rinoa Heartilly from the Final Fantasy Games: an Overview

Charactername: Rinoa Heartilly   Developed /Created by Squaresoft / Square-Enix
Gameseries: Final Fantasy   First seen on: Sony Playstation
First Game:  Final Fantasy VIII   Year first seen in: 1999
Last Game: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (2014)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:     Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Has Relations to: Angelo (Pet Dog)   See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Rinoa Heartilly

Rinoa Heartilly Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII (1999)


Rinoa by Yoshitaka Amano

Rinoa by Yoshitaka Amano

Rinoa Heartilly in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Rinoa Heartilly is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Rinoa Heartilly

Rinoa FF8 Intro Movie Artwork

Rinoa & the FF8 Intro

By Mikaël “Orioto” Aguirre

Rinoa and Angelo

Rinoa with Angelo

By Accuracy0




Trivia and own opinion(s)


Back when I played Final Fantasy VIII in 1999 on the PSX the whole game overwhelmed me with its setting and interesting characters, mostly Rinoa, Quistis, Squall and Zell as well as Seiffer totally stood out to me..they were something not seen before in any other RPG’s!

And Rinoa? Where Tifa was sexy and Aerith was the kindness itself, Rinoa was a strong and beautiful character for the most of Final Fantasy VIII. The twist that she could be used by Ultimecia as a vessel and be a powerful witch in the present time only added to her personality. It does not surprise me that even over 15 years later, there are fans drawing and cosplaying Rinoa.

She is one of my favourite Final Fantasy characters ever!

 Opinion by R. Hoffmann GA-HQ Founder






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