Information

Biography & Profile - An introduction to Rinoa
Look-Alikes - Others who look or act like Rinoa
Style - Cosplay and fashion inspirations
Quotes - Bits of Rinoa's dialogue
Mystery Blood - The significance of Rinoa's blood
Birthday - Girl's Day & birthday stuff
Sorceresses - Magic use in FF & Rinoa's role

Deeper

Personality Bits - Examinations
Reflections - Rinoa in Rinoa's opinion
Is Rinoa Ultimecia? - The famous theory
Wings - Rinoa's recurring motif
Present - Rinoa as a symbol of the present
Politics - Rinoa's political beliefs
MBTI - Rinoa's possible "personality type" (ENFJ)

Interaction

Family - Rinoa's parents
Angelo - Rinoa's best friend and battle partner
Missed Dream - Seifer's dream becomes Squall's
Love Debate - Seifer versus Squall?
Relationships - How Rinoa acts with others
Take on Life - Childhood
The Forest Owls - The Forest Owls rebel group

Rinoa in Battle

Rinoa's Battle Stats - Technical performance
Abilities - Powers learned from GFs
GFs - Mythology, uses, and stats
Magic - All of the magic that can be drawn
Rinoa's Weapons - Upgrading
Rinoa's Limit Breaks - Skills, Pet Pals locations, etc.
Scan Rinoa - An in-game profile of Rinoa

Gameplay

Game Basics - How to play, some helpful hints, etc.
Glossary - Some RPG terms as well as FF8 terms
SeeD Test Answers & Ranks - For cheaters!
Boss Strategies - With video tutorials
Side Quests - With video tutorials
Master Runs - The types of Master Runs for FF8
Timber Maniacs - Where to get TimMani mags
Triple Triad - A tutorial
Rare Cards - Win the rare TT cards

The World

Other Characters - Profiles of other characters
Location - Origins of location names, culture, etc.
Destiny - The importance of destiny and free will
Searching - The theme of seeking out fulfillment
Faye Wong - The voice behind "Eyes On Me"

Multimedia

Lyrics - Lyrics and translations of FF8 songs
Merchandise - A shopping guide
Desktop - Wallpapers, icons, cursors, etc.
Avatars & Icons - For use on forums, LJ, etc.
Cell Phone Wallpapers - Backgrounds for cells
Ringtones - FF8 music for your mobile phone
Trivia - Did you know this about FF8?

Fan Material

Fandom - Fanart, cosplay, and fanfictions
Fan Lyrics - Rewriting lyrics to pop songs for Rinoa
Alternate Theme Songs - Songs reminiscent of Rinoa
Sprites - Animated GIFs and sprites of Rinoa
Puzzles - Cross words/word finds, etc.
Triple Triad - Interactive Triple Triad!
Doctored Pictures - Humor, fan "confessions", etc.
Parodies - Advertising featuring the FF8 crew
Meme - Which "Rinoa" are you?
YKYLRTMW... - Too much love?

Miscellaneous

Change Log - An archive of updates
Networking - Links and linking in
Affiliates & Sister Clubs - Closer connections
History - Background, experience, and why
Layout Archive - Past layouts used on this site
Credits - Those who make this site possible
FAQ & Contact - Get in touch with me

INDEX

Mystery Blood Type

Blood types of the main characters are among the statistical information given us by Square, except for Rinoa. Of course this typing system is more for an audience that associates personality with blood type, which is common in east Asian. Based on the personality descriptions of the four blood types (A, B, AB, and O), many fans have made guesses on Rinoa's blood type.

While the other characters of the main cast are given blood types, Rinoa's remains unknown. Of course fans speculate, and probably accurately guess (that is, fans are probably able to select the blood type that Square would have chosen for Rinoa if they'd assigned her a type), about her type based on profiles. However, I think the fact that her type is unknown is the significant feature. Clearly Rinoa's type isn't documented because she isn't an official member of SeeD or another military organization, but more symbolically it speaks of how she is different from her SeeD companions---a theme that affects her in the game. While in Trabia, Rinoa mentions that she feels she's on a different wavelength from everyone else---she acknowledges that she hasn't been trained as they have or prepared. She's admitting that the world of SeeD isn't her world like it is Squall's (and the others'). To separate her even further, the others slowly remember they grew up together while Rinoa is distinctly a newcomer, with something unknown about her and a symbol of the present rather than of the past.

When Squall meets Rinoa, and as he embarks on his journey with her, she remains a mystery to him. To Squall, Rinoa can be unpredictable, unknown, and new. This very important theme---Rinoa introducing a new, unusual [to Squall] viewpoint, is what allows Squall to begin growing as a character. Thus, it can be seen as signaficant that Rinoa---and things about her---are somewhat mysterious.

That said, on her website Eyes on Me, Tec has pointed out that Bandai at least believes Rinoa's blood type is A. To me, A does not seem to be an accurate guess (I'm not sure how Bandai arrived at the conclusion, or perhaps it was merely a typo), but by knowledge of the blood typing system is extremely limited. Type As are said to be withdrawn, perfectionist, calm, serious, and loyal. Rinoa certainly isn't a perfectionist, nor does she withhold her feelings; while often serious and very loyal, she is rarely calm.