Squall Lionheart- The main charecter in Final Fantasy 8. He lost his sister along time ago, and now thinks he can't make friends or get a girlfriend because they will just die someday. He is very cold. His weapon is a Gunblade.
Seifer Almsay- Seifer thinks he is the king of the universe. He is part of the displinary commitee, and his "posse" is Raijin and Fujin. Seifer commands the mission to liberate Dollet, and attacks President Delling. He is considered a good guy until the Sorcerress comes along, and he becomes her "Knight" or a Squall says, her "lap dog".
Rinoa- She is a head of an active resistance force, trying to liberate Timber. She joins your team, and later in the game, becomes a sorcerress. She had an "Affair" with Seifer, but won't say anything about it.She likes Squall, and Squall likes her back, But cold Squall won't do anything. Her weapon is a disk launcher.
This is Zell. He is a martial arts specialist. He has been at garden since he was 13. He is hyper and likes to show off. He likes Squall, but hates Seifer. He hates when Seifer calls him "Chickenwuss". He is strong and gets the job done.
This is Irvine. You find him at Galbadia Garden when you are about to attempt to kill the sorcerress. He likes both Rinoa and Selphie, and pays little attention to Squall or Zell (or any guys for that matter). When he isn't flirting with girls, he is working at his job as a sharpshooter.
This is Selphie. She transferred from Trabia Garden to Balamb Garden. She is very excitable, and likes Irvine. She works as a messenger while in Dollet, but gets caught up with you when you have to kill the sorcerress. She likes music and her band. She is also the head of the Garden Festival and is always trying to get you to join.
This is Quistis. She starts as Squall and Seifer's instructor in the game, but becomes a member of your team later in the game. Has a hidden love for Squall but won't mention it. She is strong and will fight if she has to. She helps you in the Fire Cavern and several other places in the game.