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


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)


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


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"


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?


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



Capturing an Angel is one of my earliest web projects, started sometime in late 1999 or early 2000. (I've lost the original files so I'm not sure exactly when it opened.) At first, it was called Rinoa815's Forever Final Fantasy and had a rather poor collection of content mostly centered around my fanarts and opinions on the game. I can say in my defense that, although the page was aqua blue with silver text, it wasn't overladen with JavaScript. This is because I've coded by hand from the beginning, since PageBuilders and WYSIWYGs confused me terribly. (To be honest, they still kind of overwhelm me.) I'm sure if I had known how to write scripts at that time, they would have been all over the place, too. Luckily, now that I have the skill to write JavaScript I also possess discretion. ;)

The growth of this website has been slow, especially in the past few years. However, CaA has been important to me since the beginning (despite its neglect) because through it I made a lot of friends, connected with other FF8 fans, and got a chance to tell an audience how I've interpreted Rinoa's character over the years.

Why Rinoa?

Rinoa is one of the few fictional characters whom I still find myself connecting with. Unlike a lot of fictional heroines, she's legitimately confident, stubborn, aware of her feelings and failures/strengths, and playful. She has a very strong character with a lot of admirable traits---she's honest, she stands up for the right thing, she's determined, and she's a hard-worker. She also has a positive impact on those around her, particularly on Squall. I think it's unfortunate that so many players can't look past the very surface of her personality and into the deeper character that Square designed, and I hope that CaA provides some insights for those gamers---if not to change their minds, then at least to show there is more to Rinoa than a bubbly, spirited damsel-in-distress!